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WEDNESDAY July 12, 2000 INSIDE Life Movie Review Vie Patriot recently hit the box office. Life Editor Kate Poulson reviews Mel Gibson's latest. See page 8 INSIDE Sports Reinert signs new recruits UVSC basketball faces the construction of a new team. Nine new players make the shot and are signed. See page 8 I'lnli liillfi' Stale I'ollrie vDvlMl il illiii Broken Promises: Dirt fills the space where angry residents of the Courtside and Green Briar apartments say their promised pool should be. Northstar Properties, the building owner of the complexes say the City of Orem is to blame, however the Building Safety Division of Orem says it's quite to the contrary. .... v. ,.-s. . ..... .... V, . 0 x - -it"' v. w " Northstar Properties drowns in pleas for pool V Ovilla Wilson News Desk Htlitc Two of the UVSC off-campus housing complexes are filled with frustrated residents. The Courtside and Green Briar apartments are supposed to have a pool but grass and rocks still cover the ground where angry tenants were promised they would enjoy waterfront property this summer. However, Northstar property manager Bob Winterstein says it's not their fault. "The residents should be upset with the city of Orem, not us," The pool was supposed to be complete by June 1 but Northstar properties management, the apartment owners, have not yet broken ground. The apartments, which are located at 500 south 1230 west in Orem, are under new management. Heather Petersen, one new apartment manager told the College Times "the reason the pool has not been built is because the building permit has expired and Northstar has applied for a new one." Northstar can't seem to get their story staight, however. Bob Winterstein, property' manager said "We just picked it (the building permit) up a few days ago, we would have had it a long time ago if the city of Orem had not stepped in." According to Bill Bell, the building official for the Orem Building Safety Division, syas the permit has been available to pick up since January 12, and as of 1:00 p.m. yesterday, it was still on the shelf. That was after Winterstein said it was picked up. The permit expired yesterday. "There will be (a pool), construction will start within 60 days," s4 to. Winterstein said. As early as August of 1999 residents of Green Briar were promised a pool and tennis courts, but those promises were not kept. Nearly all residents are happy overall with their apartment and management, however most said at least one rent payment has been lost during the management transfer. "It was easy to take care of, you just had to take in proof and talk to them," said Brittney, a courtside resident. "But, she said, "that was just one more thing to deal with." See HOUSING CONTINUED on pg. 4 Freedom brightens up Provo Ovilla Wilson News Desk Editor "National Geographic said that this is one of the places to be and one of the things to do is America's Freedom Festival if you are traveling the United States ," said Ron Clark. Utah's Freedom Festival is a year long event featuring more than 25 contests, shows, and exhibits including a Balloon Festival, a Parade, and the Stadium of Fire on July 4- The festival in this community is only possible in this community. We've been approached many in this room by other communities to come and set up a Freedom Festival. I don't know how you do it because I don't know where you walk into another community and have thousands of people come forth and say we will do our part I don't know where you go and have sponsors step up and say this is our home we'll make our contribution available so that we can have free praise and patriotic services and dances and hot air balloons," Clark said. The hot air balloons rolled-out and lifted-off at 6:30 a.m. July 4 See FREEDOM CONTINUED on pg. 5 I" '""! . .. Vfm. ii ""ii w mnmm i nymipii 'Mim L . . !" f W ' , - ' : . - ,.1 r .-;! V - " , r- - ' , ' : . : . . - ---,1 ' I ' ' 1 1 iv t A i t Thousands of spectators watch as members of the UVSC Student Council conquer members of the BYU Student Council in a friendly game oftug-of-war. The next opponent for the UVSC team was Patty the elephant. Romesburg proposes historic tuition increase A College Location University Utah Valkj. State Orem. Utah College Utah State Logan, Utah University Dixie College St. George. Utah Snow College Ephriam, Utah Resident Tuition Non-Resident Price' Tuition Price S68I.00 $2,471.00 SI. 156 S57I 68 J542 00 Weber State College Ogden, Utah Denver, Colorado University of Colorado $1,034 00 I Hesa state College I Colorado Springs, 1 $812. SO Colorado Colorado Collage ; Colorado Springs. $4,140.00 Colorado Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado $43 1 .00 Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado $1,204.00 S3.S0I.69 S2.49o.00 S2.663.00 S6.6SI.00 S.597.00 S3I32.50 $4,140.00 $1113 00 ; $5,214.00 A Y Andy Hill Nyi I:clitor-in-Cliicf UVSC President Kerry Romesberg says there are problems across the state in every insuitution of higher education. That's why on July 10 at a Board of Regents meeting he suggested increasing tuition significantly. The hike in the cost of attending school in Utah would hit student bank accounts in the Fall of 2001. "Frankly I think that it is time to declare crisis in higher education and to recognize the fact that the legislature is not going to fund us, not at the level that we need funding. Education in the legislative process is really considered dis-cressionary," Romesburg said. If adopted, the tuition increase, which is rumored to be near 20 percent, would tax all of Utah's State owned schools. "The problem is it is accross the board. In different areas, we've made different decisions. We'd do something about the advising See TUITION CONTINUED on pg. 4 Study-Abroad Programs Getting Popular By NICOLE ZIEGLER DIZON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) - Ashley Tikkanen had a problem: She wanted to study abroad during college, but she also wanted to graduate on time. The University of Chicago offered a solution: two-month language learning stints in Italy, Spain and France. ' ' I can't go to all these places for a year each," Tikkanen e-mailed from Malaga, Spain, where she will study Spanish until the end of July. ' "Hopefully, I will be able to live abroad after school, but now my main concern is graduating and trying to have a little fun whenever possible." Enrollment in summer study abroad programs is on the rise as U.S. college students like Tikkanen look for ways to broaden their educational horizons without depleting their checking accounts or adding a year to college, experts say. ' 'Students are studying for shorter and shorter lengths of time," said Mary Dwyer, president of the Institute for the International Education of Students, a Chicago-based organization that works with study-abroad offices at more than 500 colleges and universities.IES sent 277 students overseas this summer a 32 percent increase over last summer, Dwyer said. She credited the surge in part to the good economy and a strong U.S. dollar. But she also said students are flocking to short-term programs, often during summer or winter breaks, as a way to experience another culture without delaying their own graduation.' 'Students are increasingly majoring in subjects that are not as flexible in allowing them to take up time during the year," Dwyer said. Todd Davis, director of the higher education resource group at the Institute of International Education in New York, said interest in short-term overseas programs has contributed to a steady increase in the number of Americans studying abroad. The institute, which tracks study abroad trends, reported that in 1997-98, 9 percent of U.S. college students about 114,000 studied in foreign universities. That marked a 14 percent increase over the prior school year. But the interest in short-term programs in particular comes with some misgivings. Lewis Fortner, associate dean for undergraduate students at the University of Chicago, said students who study abroad for only a month or two miss out on the chance to fully immerse themselves in a foreign culture. ' 'One can say the real learning doesn't begin until several weeks after you arrive, and for shorter See ABROAD CONTINUED on pg. 4 Tuttion is based on fuli Ume ttatut - 12 err Jit hours. Weitzel convicted of manslaughter and negligent homocide By C.G. WALLACE Associated Press Writer FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) Psychiatrist Robert Allen Weitzel has been convicted of two counts of manslaughter and three counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of five elderly patients. Prosecutors contended the five died as a result of medication ordered by Weitzel The verdicl was returned late Monday following a 19-day trial. Sentencing was set for Aug. 17. Manslaughter is punishable by one to 15 years in prison and negligent homicide by zero to five years in prison. Weitzel's attorneys argued that the patients were terminally ill and the doctor was merely trying to ease their pain in their final moments. Davis County Attorney Mel Wilson told the jury that Weitzel had a definite ' 'pattern of euthanasia," which is illegal in Utah, in dealing with five patients who died in a 16-day period beginning in December 1995. He said the doctor "blasted" four of the five patients with anti-psychotic drugs until they seemed to be near death, then administered lethal doses of morphine. "You have to use your common sense and you have to look at these patterns of conduct this doctor has engaged in'" Wilson told the jurors. The one exception to Weitzel's pattern of euthanasia was Ellen Anderson, 91, the first of the five to die, whom Weitzel gave morphine as soon as she was admitted to the Geriatric-Psychiatric Unit at the Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton. Wilson said Weitzel caused her death through "depraved indifference." In addition to Anderson, Weitzel is accused in the deaths of Ennis Alldredge, 85; Mary Crane, 72; Judith Larsen, 93; and Lydia Smith, 90. Defense attorney Peter Stirba said there was no reason to believe that Weitzel did anything except fulfill his ethical obligation to his dying patients. "There's reasonable doubt written all over this case'" Stirba said. "It's not about murder, it's not about manslaughter, it's not about negligent homicide. It's about one thing: End of life care. He urged the jurors to examine the mountain of medical records that he said show that Weitzel did nothing wrong. He said that although the prosecution claims that the morphine depressed the patients' breathing, nurses records show no downward slide in respiration rates. Weitzel prescribed morphine only after consulting with the patients' families, Stirba said, and acted in good faith to relieve the patients' pain, both of which allow for immunity from criminal liability."The medicine was consistent with the duties physicians have. He fell into it, and he tried to do the best he could with the situation he was faced with,'" Stirba said, describing a doctor who suddenly had to deal with dying patients. He also said the state medical examiner could not find a cause of death on four of the patients. But Wilson said the patients had no life-threatening illnesses. They were all admitted for medication readjustments because their dementia was causing them to act out at their nursing homes, he said, not for hospice care. In addition, he said that the patients were so disoriented they were like small children, calling them "truly vulnerable. Before closing arguments started, 2nd District Judge Thomas Kay instructed jurors they could find Weitzel innocent or acquit him for acting in good faith.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2000-07-12|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The College Times, 2000-07-12|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|