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Coach Ron McHriflf; announc es Wi I deal's 1 7 recruits See page 4 WiiBKit State University A; U MM I s HE ICNPQSTj, ) Mao n n n r? No-trespass order issued By Molly Bennett editor-in-chief I The Signpost A 24-year-old electrical worker was arrested Monday, Feb. 4, according to Weber State University Police Sergeant Jim Wagner, for forcible sexual abuse of a female Union Building employee. Troy Cahoon, from Clearfield, was escorted from the WSU campus where he was working on the construction site. According to WSU Police, he groped the female employee, whose name has not been released. Cahoon was employed by the electrical sub-contractor and was working in the Shepherd Union Building. He had previously met the victim, according to John Kowalewski, director of WSU Media Relations. Kowalewski said the incident happened on Friday, Feb. 2, but the female did not contact police until the next day. When she spoke to police on Saturday, she did not want to press charges. WSU Police will not say why the victim decided to press charges. On Monday, Cahoon was taken to Weber County Jail where he was charged with unlawful sexual activity and given a $5000 bail. Although Cahoon was not employed by Jacobsen Construction, Dirk Zenger, project manager for Jacobsen Construction, said nothing like this has happened before while working with WSU. Paula, who refused to give her last name, is the Human Resource Director for Arco Flectric, the former employer of Cahoon. She said Cahoon was working with the company for about four months before he was terminated on Monday because of the arrest. "We have a zero tolerance for anything like that," she said. WSU issued a no-trespass order on Cahoon. 1 Ie is being held at Weber County Jail until a pre-trial on Feb. 13. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com i. 1 uA i S( HJKCfc: WEBE R CO. SHERIFF DEPT. Troy Cahoon JU V': r V vm-- .-m$ -u tenia an kW s i ait- ') ' W to (-il: -'ffi n! :' iVspM mo fa wiw kdJ5ir4JiaiW Vitesfiftv PHOIO BY MATT CLASS IHt SICNPOSr cCsiSmi Obama, Clinton on same track repyColocao wo By jestina Clayton sr. news writer I The Signpost The results of Super Tuesday's election primaries have ended Mitt Romney's bid for the White House, but they did not solve the tug-of-war between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama for the democratic nomination. In a speech on Thursday February 8, Romney said he simply could not continue his candidacy if it meant that the Democrats would win the general election and risk surrendering the country to terrorists. "In this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," Romney said in a statement yesterday at the Annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. "This is not an easy decision. I hate to lose." Caid Evans, A Weber State University I. i sophomore studying athletic training, said he was disappointed when he heard Romney had given up his Campaign. However, Evans said he could understand if the reasons Romney gave for dropping his candidacy are accurate. Elizabeth Brummett, a WSU junior majoring in Social Work, agreed with Evans. Although she did not vote for Romney, Brummett said she was a little sad when she heard that Romney dropped his candidacy. "He would have been an interesting president and I hope he runs for public office someday," Brummett said. Ashley Remkes, chair of the WSU Honors Program Student Advisory Board, said she is glad that Romney is no longer running for office. "I want a Democrat in the White House," Remkes said. "The more Republicans to quit the race the better." On Wednesday February 6, Romney said he would not abandon the presidential race even though Senator John McCain had called on his rivals to drop their candidacies and rally around him in order to maintain party unity. Senator McCain declared himself the front-runner after he won 11 states, including California and New York, during the election primaries of Super Tuesday. Romnev won seven states, including Utah, v T I , I- ,i I - - : and Mike Huckabee won 5 states. However, people from the Romney camp said in news reports on Wednesday that McCain undermined their campaign, especially in West Virginia where McCain reportedly distributed flyers at the election primary that read: "Flip-Flops: Mitt Romney has Flip-Flopped on Virtually Every Issue at Stake in this Election." Mike Huckabee won the West Virginia election primary. "There is a misperception that Huckabee is in the race to undermine Romney's campaign," said Dr. Leah Murray of the WSU Political Science department. Murray is also the faculty adviser for the WSU chapter of College Democrats. Murray was responding to allegations that Huckabee stayed in the race to assist McCain in his bid for the White House. "I think that Huckabee is in the race because he wants to win the election," Murray said. "It's nothing personal." In the Democratic race, there is no clear front-runner. Political analysts had predicted that Super Tuesday would decide which of the candidates would continue on to the national convention but that did not prove true. "I don't knowyct what the primary results mean," Murray said, "because there was not a clear victory." Murray said that if the toe-to-toe battle between Clinton and Obama continues until the National Convention diis summer, the National Credentials Committee of the Democratic Party would decide who would wan the party nomination. "The Droblem is that the Democratic ' i I'HOIOS SOI 'K fc: ASSOCIATED PRESS. Party excluded Florida and Michigan from the election primaries," Murray said. Murray said although democrats from the states of Florida and Michigan voted overwhelmingly for Clinton after Obama withdrew his name from the ballot, the National Credentials Committee may decide to allow their votes if there is no clear front-runner before the convention. "It'd be interesting if the Credentials Committee decides to seat delegates from these states," Murray said. The remaining presidential candidates have now turned their attentions to Washington, Nebraska and Louisiana, where voters will go to the polls this Saturday. Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will hold their election primaries on February 12. Voters in Texas and Ohio will vote on March 4. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Romney quits race Candidate didn't want to split party By Shirrel Cooper sr. news writer I Tlie Signpost It came as a shock to not only the country, but to Weber State University students, when Mitt Romney resigned from the presidential race yesterday. The presidential hopeful had a large support base in Utah, because of the shared religious beliefs between many residents of the state and himself. His withdrawal nearly assures John McCain the republican nomination. "Why the heck is he dropping out?" said Madison Burningham, a WSU sophomore who is majoring in vocal performance. "I think it is stupid." She said she was hopeful that Romney would become the next president and is now at a loss for whom to vote for. "I don't even want to vote now," Burningham said. "When I think of Flillary, Obama, or ' Huckabee. Huckabee freaks me out, but I think they all have strange beliefs and values." Burningham said she believed Romney is an honest man who cares about the people he would be representing, and it that is a shame that is decided not to continue his campaign. "When he's talking you can tell he is an honest, good guy who wants to do what is best for the country," Burningham said. "The other people are just working on their agendas." Adam Hood, a WSU senior majoring in history, said he wasn't disappointed Romney dropped out, but worried what this will do to the presidential race. "I didn't support Romney," Hood said, "but I hope this doesn't give McCain another push because I don't want him to win either." Hood said he believed that without Romney to vote for, Utah voters are going to turn their attentions to McCain. "Utah is not going to go to Huckabee," Hood said. "It's not going to happen. They'll go to McCain. With Huckabee's statements about Mormons, Utah doesn't like him anymore." Despite worrying about the potential Romney's vithdrawal has in giving McCain a needed push, Hood said he believed withdrawing was a smart choice for Romney. "I think dropping more money into the campaign would have been a waste," I lood said. Ray Fischer, a WSU junior, said he is going to vote democratic now that he can't vote for Romney. See Mitt page 5 i pji ' ) t, ,.. -... PHOJOS SIA'M L ASSOCIAItlJ I'KtSS.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-02-08, Vol. 78, No. 62|
|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.|