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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 40 WHATS INSIDE World Nation: V 1 iliUJ A o NETXNEWS . Our Web-site is improving all the time. Interactive opportunities, updated news, weather and advertising are all featured. Click on www.netxnews.net VALLEY WEATHER Hp Campus rape numbers continue to rise. Opinion: What NOT to say to a cop. Life lines: Get off onto new heights by rock climbing. Sports: All the "Rowdies " are at the games.. .are you? 'Marketplace: Ads galore and so much more. A U.U V Today: m AND FOR no-. sn;m:NTS or UTAH VAILT'Y STATE COLLEGE Snow showera High 33 Low 23 1. . V f 4 ROUND-UP: Hotv did our Wolverine b-hall teams do pg. 1 1 January 29, 2001 ....... i .... . . . .? , SUPER PARTY: about the SuperBoivl V anyway pg. 4 Mot(y cloudy Wednesday. . j wi SnWfr shower ' ' ' High 38 Low 1 9 """ ' "Standing outside llic tire" UVSC student arrested for nine arson incidents Utah County Fire Departmertt apprehends suspect in a string of fires set in Utah. County since August 2000; possibly linked to more in Salt Lake County By LAURA CLAY OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF OREM- Utah Valley State College continuing education student David Ricks confessed to Provo Police Tuesday for his involvement in nine arson cases. He was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant from Juab County and later confessed to the charges during questioning. The fires were set between August and December 2000 along the Wasatch front. While Ricks admitted to setting fires in Utah County, he is also a main suspect in several arson incidents in Salt Lake County, as well. Ricks later allowed authorities to search his home and car where possible evidence linking him to the additional fires was discovered. Last year, five investigators started seeing a pattern in Utah County fires. Provo Fire and Police Department established a task force, led by Fire Investigator Jim Guynn, consisting of their personnel, the Utah County Sheriffs Department, and other agencies concerned. The task force received a break in the investigation after a lire in Springville where a suspect matching Rick's description pulled up in a sedan with flashing amber lights, officials said. Ricks wore a badge around his neck and set up flares while telling homeowners that he was an off-duty security guard and that he had called 911 after seeing smoke. Police report that the suspect then began to ask residents unusual questions such as "who would do this to you" and "who would burn your things?" From this incident the task force was able to construct a composite drawing of the suspect, which was sent to law enforcement agencies in and around the area. Meanwhile, Guynn was attending a Fire Setter Conference in Salt Lake City, where Jeff Long of the Salt Lake City Fire Department described a suspect in Utah County. "All of a sudden it clicked,"Guynn said. "He described our suspect to the 'T. The same guy that they were investigating was the guy we were investigating," he said. Guynn and Long put the story together and called investigators in Madison County, Idaho, where a suspect of the Continued on pg. 13 "Arson" V' A TAMMY SWANKTHE COLLEGE TIMES Arsonist confessed tobeliberately setting fires and then reporting them after Utah County residents' description matched to police's. The perpetrator was reported to be "cooperative." Bush caps first week President George Walker Bush Is campaigning to pass an initiative that will support faith-based charities across the United States despite flak and skepticism from various religious groups. See the story in our World Nation section on page 7.. PABLO MARTINEZ M0NSIVAIS C0URTEST PHOTO V A . ! , 4 t m ) ' v.v " y i . i O-Lul: 1- t ft-nr. Lawmakers optimistic about higher education funding By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF SALT LAKE CITY- The Board of Regents were told recently that state lawmakers are expecting the nine institutions of higher education to get a sizeable piece of the budget pie. Regents and key legislative representatives met at UVSC January 12 to discuss higher education funding priorities. The board, encouraged by the current economic boom in Utah, plans to work in conjunction with Governor Mike Leavitt's technological initiative. Reportedly, they plan to facilitate an estimated $102 million for technology advancement and another $71.7 million for ongoing college and university needs, which equates to a 12.6-percent expenditure increase over last year. The stakes are high; however, various college presidents have claimed their facility is currently in dire financial crisis. UVSC President Kerry D. Romesburg, in hopes to alleviate financial woes at the college, has proposed tuition increases. Other college presidents have as well, in attempts to promote a general, wide-spread concern amongst the legislature. Every January the Board of Regents meet with the state legislature to review possible higher education funding. This year the budget numbers they have calculated were largely influenced by ever-increasing enrollment growth. They t - - ' FILE PHOTO THE COLLEGE TIMES Presidem Romesbun (middle) Is among die college presidents toping t see Die legislature Increase ninoTng. report that their budget analysis has taken into consideration the need to better compensate faculty salaries, as well as additional educational programs. The College Times reported last year that teacher salaries at UVSC were among the lowest on a state-wide, and, allegedly, a national level. "This is a good year money-wise," Senate President Leonard Blackham, R-Moroni, told reporters. "There is good resolve among lawmakers for higher education," he said. Concerns that the lawmakers will not approve enough finances for needs such as counseling and academic advisement have been addressed, especially at UVSC. Academic advisors say that the student-to-counselor ratio is at 2,400:1. Continued On pg. 13 "Lawmakers" Net Spot THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN: NewsiPolrtics youtfivote2000.orgneW www.lapdonline.com cnrLConVAliPOLrnQmsn.com netxnews.netnews 1 msnbccomnewsdefaulusp Entertainment: utahvalleymall.com music.utah.edupagessche dules utahYalleymusic.com moviefone.com Olympics Online: www.saltlake2002.com www.olympic-usa.org www.olympic.org Student helps: makingcollegecount.com edu.com fastweb.com firetalk.com lycos.com Sports: uvsc.eduathletics nflfans.com nhl.com nfltalk.com esprr.go.com nba.com I320kfan.com Service: unitedwayuc.org volunteer- unitedwayuc.org uvsc.eduldssa I' """"' I ' A "S ' 4 y Elephants donkeys square off in battle FILE PH0T0THE COLLEGE TIMES farmer Student Council Chief Justice Carrlngton Johnson (middle) ran lor office last March. By MATT EASTIN OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF The donkey and the elephant have been having the same problems for years now. Each one thinks that it's always right and that the other is always wrong. The arguments between these two large and important animals seem to be endless. It's funny that during their contention, there always s-.'ems to be other animals trying to voice their opinions of the above-mentioned argument. The donkey and the elephant appear to have all of the control because they've been around longer and they get more attention. In Utah, the elephant has obvious control of the argument. This can become a problem with the donkey supporters that want to be heard as well. Another problem is that not enough people listen to those other, smaller, animals that have good ideas too. The ongoing argument is about a lot of things. Some of the argued issues are world problems, how the United States should be run, how to spend the money of their supporters, and how to make the world a better place in general. The followers of the animals are asked once every four years to decide where they stand on the argument and which animal they support. In Utah Valley, the majority of the people support the elephant in this nonstop battle. Generally speaking, the citizens of the community and students of UVSC enjoy the conservative views that the elephant's team encourages. In fact, sometimes it's even hard to find a true supporter of the donkey's team here on campus. The donkey's team usually tends to be more popular among the citizens of larger cities where the opinions are stercotypically more liberal. In the United States, the donkey and the elephant share almost an exact split of the followers. This can become a problem when deciding which of the two will be heard. Michelle Cordin, a member of the UVSC B.S.U. program, said that she is a very liberal donkey supporter and that her opinion is very overlooked in the state of Utah due to the huge masses of elephant lovers. She feels like the donkey doesn't even have a voice at all in Utah. Michelle said that she'd be interested in starting a donkey support club here on campus to voice the opinion of donkey supporters among the students. Though the donkey and the elephant are the most popular Continued on pg. 3 "Politics"
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-01-29|
|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||UVSC: College Times, 2001-01-29|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|