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MONDAY FEBRUARY 13 2006 WWW.NETXNEWS.NET VOLUME XXXIV NO. IXX 4. Uncle Sam wants your oil A6 I nt'c hnnp thi ftM'W mm - m is the Final Destination A9 1 hrvS Ml UvS" I I : ' . Wolverines lose hcartbrcakcr in Cedar City v UVSC Baseball opens their season against SUU and gets that all-important first loss out of the way. All 00 WT(oi Wine -titftti itlfn TX t. To read a review of The Vagina Monologues gotoA8 Michael Palmer Assistant News Editor n Wednesday, February 8, UVSC's Gender Studies club nosteatnetnird annual Vagina Monologues play at Center Stage, amid some of the play's reliable controversy. "Despite what you may have heard in the newspapers, it is still called The Vagina Monologues," said Errin Julkunen-Pedersen employee of The College Times, organizer of The Vagina Monologues, referring to the recent school press release that referred to the event as the "V-Day Monologues," or simply "The Monologues." See VAGINA -A3 The maci behind! Hotel Rwanda Do you trust this guy? Stephen Covey was on campus last week : talking about how ; trust is the key to speed and lower costs in the global economy. A4 I J ' ! John Ditzler Executive Editor - PnwfRtwgsabagina came to UVoC Monday February 3, to speak about the genocide of his native country of Rwanda in 1 994. In 2004 the three time Oscar nominated movie "Hotel Rwanda" was shot and based on the life of Rusesabagina who helped saves the lives of 1,268 Rwandans. Holeing up in a hotel with the constant threat of death daily Rusesabagina remembers rationing the water from the hotels swimming pool, "then the electricity was cut off, when the generators broke down we were in darkness, we cooked with fire, at that point it was no a hotel but a refugee camp," Rusesabagina said. Rusesabagina says he was told at gunpoint in the'middle of the night to "turn out all the refugees within 30 minutes." Learning to talk and bargain and bribe soldiers with guns for the safety of human lives was Rusesabagina's "fist lesson in how to deal with evil." Rusesabagina says he believes "people hate other people" because of "bad leadership, because of poverty, because of lack -of education." Rusesabagina also had harsh condemnation for what Rwandans hoped and believed were UN peace-keepers but soon realized "were just neutral observers to the genocide." "Ladies and gentleman," Rusesabagina said, "we never learn from the past. We have, and are, ignoring the more recent wars in Uganda, in the Congo, etc. - millions slaughtered."Student Body President Jared Sumsion introduced Mr. Rusesabagina who has been honored with the Immortal Chaplains Prize for Humanity, The National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award and most recently The Presidential Medal of Freedom. r Chad ClarkNetXNews Paul Rusesabagina outlines some the problems facing Africa. i iG return Azerbaijanian Ambassador visits UVSC UVSC's favorite son Ronnie Price was in town recently and stopped by the McKay Event's Center to watch The Wolverines. We catch up with our favorite NBA rookie. A12 f ? 0r7 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Ragan Theater, y 7 pm Eating Disorder Prevention Fair, Hall of MAI Flags, 10 am - 2 pm LiU Utah Brownzz Basketball, Activity Center j 9 pm 0f3 Kathy Kosins and UVSC Jazz Ensemble, J Ragan Theater, 7:30 pm Floyd Armstrong professional Hypnotist, The challenges of a former Soviet republic in the age of globalization nfX LA105, 2:30 pm LkU Reel Fi ms Series "Flight From Death", LA101,6pm 07 10 avey Genz, Muse Music, 8 pm John Ditzler Executive Editor Azerbaijanian Ambassador Hafiz M. Pashayev spoke on campus Tuesday, February 7, lecturing on "Azerbaijan and Globalization" and then fielding questions from the audience. Pashayev outlined the history of his country since its independence from the USSR after the formers collapse in 1 99 1 . It has since joined the United Nations and is an ally with the United States in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were' Pashayev says there are approximately 200 Azerbaijan troops fighting in each. "Azerbaijan was the first oil capitol in the world 1 50 years ago, even before your own Pennsylvania here in America" Pashayev said, "and later we were the first to explore oil reserves under sea." "But sometimes I have my doubts about whether oil is an advantage or not," Pashayev said. "As you can see in the Middle East, oil brings its own problems. It's very tempting to other nations." With a population of eight million the citizenry of Azerbaijanian is 90 Muslim but the government is a secular democratic-republic with, as Pashayev said, "a unique combination of western and eastern architecture" as the result of years of both indigenous and Soviet influence and rule. Pashayev worries about the threat of violent Islamic fundamentalists gaining sway in his country, especially among the approximately 1,000.000 displaced persons now living in refugee camps within Azerbaijan. Driven from their homes when the neighboring country of Armenia invaded Azerbaijan, capturing r roughly 20 of the country's territory, Pashayev thinks their desperate circumstance make them targets for proselytizing violent Islamic fundamentalists from Iran who have come to the camps trying to gain converts. "Azerbaijan's biggest problem today is foreign relations with Armenia," Pashayev said, "right now our two coun- "By selling the oil under our land we have been able to build our nation. ..No other country is growing at this rate." Hafiz M. Pashayev Azerbaijanian Ambassador tries have a cease fire." Pashayev is looking to the international community for recognition and support and says that since it has opened up its oil markets for sale to the west and cooperated with the United States in The War on Terror they have seen increased support from the US and the UN. "By selling the oil under our land we have been able to build our nation," Pashayev said. He emphasized the recent economic growth of Azerbaijanian, saying the country's GDP rose approximately 10 annually between 1997 ana UU4, rose ibvc in 2005 and that the IMF forecast for 2006 predicts a GDP growth of 38. "No other country is growing at this rate," Pashayev said. Pashayev said, "Without the cooperation of the US we could not have done this" and that "Azerbaijanian is taking steps to become part of the World Trade Organization and is working with the International Monetary Fund."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2006-02-13|
|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, 2006-02-13|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|