Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-06-171
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' i i v III III! IMfftYlfl The O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY A NCAA track championships: 'Cats place 5, 7, 8 See page 5 Left Old flags are piled and waiting to be properly retired. Middle A flower wreath with the words "Never Forgotten" is placed infront of the Apex of the Wall. Right High School Graduates take their oath to join the United States Army. All took place at the site of the Traveling Vietnam Wall. THE L THAT HEALS By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost Retired Navy Soldier Fred Jones knelt before the Traveling Vietnam Wall on June 14, in search of the names of 20 comrades he lost in the Vietnam War. "The Wall that Heals," a replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. made a four-day stop in Ogden, at the Newgate Mall, June 10-15. "It's the Healing Wall," Jones said. "You get to find the names. We lost 20 guys, and I found four of their names. One I went through survivors' training with; we were real tight, so it was emotional to see his name on the wall. I've been to D.C. and I've seen the real wall, but this is just as emotional." The traveling Wall is a 35 scale of the original in Washington D.C. and is almost a perfect replica, but is short a few names. "Right now this wall has 58,249 names," said Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post Commanding Officer Doug Larson. "The wall in Washington has 1 1 more and when this wall goes in to get updated, they will add the other 1 1 names." Even with the 11 names absent from the traveling Wall, 1,700 soldiers who have remained as MIA (Missing In Action). "The wall starts at the apex of 1959 and it works down the east wing in month and year succession," Larson said. "Then it starts at the very small tip on the west side and works its way to the apex again. So if you look at the apex of the wall, the right hand panel you have 1959 on the very top and on the left hand panel you have 1975 on the bottom and the names are all chronologically within there." The Wall was brought to Northern Utah for the first time, as part of the Old Glorious program, an event that the VFW has put on for three years. "Last year after we had our program, we decided to Ndo something a bit bigger and better," Larson said. "And we started searching for the Wall. We finally found this Wall, we scheduled it in and at that point we started building programs around tire four days that we're going to have the Wall displayed. So this as been like a 9-10 month program for us, developing the programs that you've seen in the last few days." The events and programs started off with the transporting of the Wall through Weber Canyon, all the way to the Newgate Mall, where 40 volunteers helped to set it up. "We got the motorcyclists involved," Larson said. "The Patriot Guard, and all the other bikers, they escorted the Wall down on Tuesday. There were over 300 motorcycles that escorted the Wall down the canyon. We also have great support from the Ogden Police Department." Each day consisted of different programs, from volunteers reading the names on the Wall, the 23rd Army Band playing, a flag retirement ceremony, and ending with a Memorial Service on Sunday which honored fallen members of each branch of the United States Military. It ended with a Missing Soldier Ceremony. "It's great to be part of the healing process," said Mark Lamb, Chief of Staff of the Department of Utah VFW. "There've been a lot of guys that come that it's their time to say goodbye to their buddies. So it's been a fabulous experience. Especially on Flag Day, it's a time to renew your belief in the flag." Lamb is a retired Veteran who went into active duty in 1975. He said being part of it is still emotional though he did wasn't asked to serve in Vietnam. See Wall page 4 U n n n LTQU (BD'S0(1 MliiiJ iiihl II m II SI I f I Ml. 4 ! J-MJ . 1 V." 1 U of U scandal sparks WSU security policy questions By Jessica Schreifels editor-in-chief I The Signpost Utahns were informed on Tuesday, June 10, that billing information of 2.2 billion people at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinic had been compromised. On June 1, a courier from an off-site storage company called Perpetual Storage picked up five computer backup tapes from the University of Utah Health Sciences Data Center. Authorities said the courier used his own vehicle, which is against protocol, to drive to his home in Kearns. The courier, was supposed to place the tapes in a vault where they should have been stored, but he kept them in a gray cash box in his car. The box was in plain sight, and someone broke his car window and took the box. "The nature of the box would have suggested cash being kept in there, and they were probably a little disappointed to find the tape," Jim Winder, Salt Lake County sheriff, told KSL. Thisincidenthascompromised the identities of billions of patients who have visited the University of Utah hospital, sparking nervous feelings among people who fear their identity may be stolen. At Weber State University, WSU . Information Security Manager Julie Park and Interim Chief Information Officer Jean Fruth both assured that the identities of WSU students are safe with them. "We take security very seriously," Fruth said "A lot of firewalls and networks protect from anyone being hacked in our system." In addition to setting up barriers for hackers in the computer System, WSU is attempting to change practices to make the students' identities more secure. "We don't use social security numbers as student ID numbers anymore," Fruth said. "We're very restrictive of who even sees date of birth, or social security numbers." But even WSU is not immune. An incident at the Financial Aid Office in 2003 may have put student identities at risk.WSU immediately notified students whose identities may have been compromised. "You could tell the Financial aid operating system had been compromised," . Park said. "We couldn't confirm whether information was improperly accessed." But Park said the procedures of the processing of identities have changed since then. "We changed things to protect and prevent it from happening in the future," she said. Fruth said WSU would never have an experience like they did at the University of Utah Hospital, because the error was not someone hacking into the system, but rather it was a breach of protocol. "We use a certified courier service," she said, "They go to the 'hole in the mountain.'" The couriers take back-up tapes from WSU to Cottonwood Canyon for storage, but Fruth said that will change, too. "We're moving away from even doing that," she said, "Hopefully, by the end of the year, we will have a disaster recovery site. We're going to send them electronically to a Richfield, Utah facility. We won't even need couriers." Park said WSU does a lot to make sure student's information and identities remain safe. "It's something we take very seriously,", she said, "We understand the importance of protecting student information." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Hens in Brief STAND sale suceeds STAND, A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, raised $334 in four hours at their bake sale held on June 7 at the Smith's on Harrison Blvd. They plan on doing more bake sales this summer to raise more money. All of the money raised will go to Women for Women International. SummsrtSaod drive Only 3 percent of people are willing to donate blood during the summer, while the need for blood is higher because of increased accidents in summer months. The Signpost will be hosting a blood drive on July 14 in Ballroom C from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and help save a life. FLDS: questions on the road to recovery By Tammy Maldonado sr. reporter I The Signpost The events surrounding the removal of more than 400 children from a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) compound in Texas after reports of alleged abuse made headlines recently. The removal of the children outraged many, while others objected to their recent return. Since the raid, the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-Day-Saints and the FLDS church's differences in beliefs and law enforcement's boundaries regarding religious freedoms have come into question. When many faiths practiced polygamy centuries ago, they accepted different expectations and customs. Historically, a married 14 or 15-year-old girl didn't attract controversy. However, the LDS church renounced polygamy more than one hundred years ago. Also, according to the LDS Articles of Faith, members learn to support constitutional laws, and believe in the government's right to protect children, and other vulnerable members of society, through the enforcement of those laws. The legal right to practice a religion free from persecution remains unqucslin as long as laws also protect children who can't defend themselves or may live in harm's way. One local police officer who requested anonymity said he would feel conficted if he were asked to participate in a raid like the one in Texas. "I would be torn between my obligation to the law and my fondness for being a parent," the police officer said. "Of course I would want to protect the children, but it would be hard to see the pain of separation." Derek Lane, a Baptist youth pastor, said he shared similar feelings. While he didn't agree widr the FLDS religion or lifestyle, he said if the law determined a need to remove the children, they should've went somewhere safe with their mothers. He said the return of the children, after the case against their parents deteriorated, pleased him. He said the laws should be upheld and the investigation should continue, but the children should remain with their parents. "Besides," Lane said, " you can't help someone if you teach them to fear you first." While this lifestyle's effects, and recent turmoil surrounding the families, may take years to understand, the young people's return to the compounds following removal shocks ' many. Whatever the outcome, differences in opinion will remain as to what should and should not be done in these circumstances. Many believe wives, husbands, and children suffer along with the children. Most want the abuse to stop. ; Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. -ttt: V,- it , 1 . Dan Jessop and his wife Louisa Bradshaw are surrounded by cameras as they leave the Tom Green County Courthouse, after a custody hearing on their newborn son. State authorities have agreed to reunite 12 children from a west Texas polygamist sect with their parents until the state Supreme Court rules on their custody case.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-06-17, Vol. 79, No. 2|
|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.|