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lUSIDE i oThe n Native American Music Festival, See page 6 i V. '- i n Si 5 k Volume 66 Issue 5 wsusignpost.com Tuesday, July 15,2003 i I K .)) II e II I I M is lies; csuvycs By Natalie Cutler news editor The Signpost Although the number of people who donate blood traditionally decreases during the summer, the need for blood continues. On July 16, Ogden will host the Save A Life Tour 2003 with the American Red Cross Blood Services at the Ogden Dee Events Center from 3-8 p.m. The Save A Life Tour 2003 began in May and will continue through November. The American Red Blood Services is visiting different communities to raise awareness, educate people about the ongoing need for blood in our country, and increase the amount blood collected during the tour. "Blood can't be manufactured," Christensen said. "If people have to get it, there is no way to get it but through volunteer donations." Although this is the first year for the Save A Life Tour, the Red Cross has conducted blood drives all over Utah. "We go all over the state and we do seven mobile blood drives every day," said Judy Christensen, communication manager for the Red Cross. "We do that so people don't have to come to us; we try to go to them." The American Red Cross strives to collect 375 blood donations in Utah every business ' : $ . - . $ ' ; " . i t. : . -" ,:.v- ... 2 -i l m m , h Patti Freestone donates blood at the American Red Cross Ogden Donation Center located off Harrison on 42nd Street. The Dee Events Center will host a blood drive Wednesday of this week, and local donators are welcome to participate. day. Every eight minutes someone in Utah needs blood, and it is used to help save lives of cancer patients, accident victims and children with blood disorders, among others. "We use the blood for open heart surgery, neonatal, premature babies and everything Animals to entertain and educate By Maria Villasenor asst. news editor The Signpost This Saturday, families will become acquainted with animals in a way beyond domestic pets. Weber State University's Nontraditional Student Programs is sponsoring "All About Animals Day" as a summer activity for students' families. This is the second summer the Nontraditional Student Program will be open. Last summer,"Canine and Critter Day" was sponsored. "It was a nice activity to relate to science education," said Jennifer Grandy, coordinator of the program. The Ogden Police Deparment's K-9 department taught about the roles animals play in their organization. Also, children were able to make bird feeders. This year, animal organizations will have tables with information about taking care of animals. Apart from some groups giving out information, there will be four presentations. Most of the animals at hand in the presentations are more than average family pets. Some dogs presented are rescuers and therapists. "!t entertains and is educational for the whole family," Vickie King said of her presentation. She will bring search and rescue dogs. King will demonstrate how dogs use their noses to find lost and missing people. King will also educate people with wilderness safety and precautions, which she said helps prevent being in a situation where search dogs are needed. "In finding lost or missing people," King said, "dogs are clearly apparent to lower blood pressure and have calming effects on people." King said dogs should be respected for their abilities and, if allowed, their usefulness in society. The Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club also uses dogs in a therapeutic environment. The volunteer-run club takes therapy dog groups to nursing homes, assisted living homes, pre-schools, and other settings to relax people. The club will be presenting trained dogs, which perform group freestyle and are part of therapy dog groups. Freestyle is a new sport of dog showing which demonstrates obedience. The group freestyle is a dance routine set to music and emulates how a dog moves, said Laurie Hope from the nonprofit club. In the routines, dogs weave through their trainers' legs. The club also educates the public in choosing the right puppy. "We want to get you on the right foot with your pet to start," said Hope about making dogs more a member of the family. "It's amazing how much you can teach your dog," Hope said. "It's more than take them for a walk and throw them in the backyard for the rest of the time." The club offers dog obedience training to the public, from puppies to advanced training. "We'll also teach small kids how to respond to strange dogs," Hope said. "They need to be aware that not all dogs are Lassies." Not all animals being brought to the presentation are dogs. The Ogden Nature Center will be bringing an owl named Chitters: snakes named Houdini, Bert and Ernie and a tortoise named Rex. Children will be allowed to pet the snakes and tortoise and will learn the anatomy of the Great Horned Owl. "Kids get a kick out of it," said DaLyn Erickson about the presentation."and families love seeing kids learn." See Animals page 3 in between," said John Staley, supervisor of transfusion services at McKay Dee Hospital. .McKay Dee Hospital became a transfusion service in 1997, which means they no longer draw blood from donors at the hospital. "We get virtually 100 percent of our blood "We want people to realize how important it is to give blood' Judy Christensen communication manager for the American Red Cross supply from the American Red Cross," Staley said. The Save A Life Tour 2003 will come to the Dee Events Center Wednesday with one of the two Red Cross convoys. The convoy includes a mobile museum where visitors can view exhibits and blood-recipient stories, record testimonials, send a photo e-postcard to friends and family and more. Also included in the convoy is a "teach-in" bus. The bus includes a small classroom space where students can learn more about blood and how donations can help save lives. "We want people to realize how important it is to give blood," Christensen said. "Because blood saves lives." You can reach reporter Natalie Cutler by calling 626-7655. rr Visitors blow their own horn The Blue Knights from Denver, Colo, rehearsed in front of the Shepherd Union Building as they prepared to compete Wednesday night. They participated in the Corps Encore drum competition, along with five other major national drumlines, at Stewart Stadium.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-07-15, Vol. 66, No. 5|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State University|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|