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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 32 WHAT'S INSIDE World Nation: As election campaign begins, Barak outlines peace proposal Opinion: "So what's Christmas all about, anyway?" Life lines: Maren Ord tours Utah to promote new album Sports: Talking sports with President Romesburg, Malone set to take second on all-time scoring list 'Marketplace: Classifieds with class. J. I ii I i If v J 10 BY AND FOR THE STUIn.NTS OF UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE -A ' " r BACK IN ACTION r Wolverine basketball ! preparing for return to j ffs weekend after two week break 7. 5 w 8 DcccDfecr i, 2000 THIRD TIME'S A CHARM 'Unbreakable' one of tbe best films of tbe year really pg. 7 fiJiJAl NETXNEWS Tired of having your car towed or booted? Tell us on page 1 1 and win a free box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts VALLEY WEATHER partly doudy High 4i Low 26 4? TmUjt: partly doudy Hifh 4A Low 26 mostly lunny , Hifh M Low 18 1 Legal limlio continues in Tallahassee Pivotal hearing heads into second day Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney is increasing pressure on Al Gore, saying ifs time for Gore to concede. Meanwhile, Gore has continued his requests for a recount of thousands of disputed ballots By LARRY NEUME1STER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) The presidential election remained stuck in legal limbo as a Florida judge considered whether to grant Al Gore's request for a recount of thousands of disputed ballots, while George W. Bush, not waiting for the outcome, flatly asserted, "I'm soon to be the president." Lawyers representing Gore and Bush were returning to Leon County Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls' courtroom Sunday for the second day of a hearing on Gore's lawsuit. Even as the Florida hearing opened Saturday, both candidates awaited a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could determine the fate of earlier recounts that narrowed Bush's lead to 537 votes. All nine Supreme Court justices were at work, a day after bearing arguments in the case. Amid the legal wrangling, Bush met at his Texas ranch with House Speaker Dennis Hasten and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott to discuss priorities for the new Congress. Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney, meanwhile, tried Sunday to increase pressure on Gore, saying "it's time for him to concede." Asked if Gore was a poor loser, Cheney said he sympathized with Gore's position, but urged him to bow out. "I do think that it's time for him to concede," Cheney said on a nationally televised talk show. "So far he's chosen not to do that, to pursue other avenues, and clearly that's his prerogative. But clearly, long-term, history would regard him in a better light if he were to bring this to a close in the near future." Continued pg. 3 See "Tallahassee" it ? & I agrees t Tribune to Me i " '-X ; x V - TAMMY SWANKTHE C0UI6E TIMES Featured In the Hall of Flags are various Christmas trees that will be auctioned away (or scholarships. By HANNAH WOLFS ON AP BUSINESS WRITER SALT LAKE CITY (AP) AT-and-T Corp. has agreed to sell The Salt Lake Tribune to MediaNews Group Inc., but managers of Utah's largest newspaper sued to block the deal. The Tribune was owned by descendants of mining magnate and turn-of-the-century Sen. Thomas Kearns until 1997, when it merged with cable company Tele-Communications Inc. AT-and-T bought TCI last year. AT-and-T called the Tribune a "non-strategic asset." "We're not really in the newspaper business," said Steve I.ang, a spokesman for AT-and-T's Broadband division. Lang said the company expects to complete the sale by the end of the year. He would not disclose terms. However, the Tribune filed a complaint in federal court Friday against AT-and-T on Friday, claiming the sale breaches an agreement the Kearns family signed when they sold the paper to TCI that promised Tribune management a chance to buy back the paper in 2002 and manage the paper in the interim. It also says the Tribune submitted an offer last year to buy its assets for dollars 175 million but got no response. The paper is asking for a jury trial to determine damages and a temporary restraining order that would stop the sale. Officials at Denver-based Media News, which owns the Denver Post, and AT-and-T declined to comment on the lawsuit. Tribune chief operating officer Randy Frisch linked the sale to a long-running dispute with Salt Lake City's other paper, the afternoon Deseret News, which is owned by the Mormon Church and has a joint operating agreement with the Tribune. He accused MediaNews president and chief executive W. Dean Singleton who is Baptist of working on behalf of the Mormon Church, which has expressed interest in moving the Deseret News to morning publication to compete head-to-head with the Tribune. The Tribune's daily circulation is about 135,000, the Deseret News' about 66,000. o sell Salt Lake diaNews Group The Tribune said the switch would require the Deseret News to pay it an unspecified amount for increased operating costs and loss of profits. The joint operating agreement's terms give the Tribune 58 percent of the earnings and the Deseret News 42 percent. The two share printing, circulation and advertising departments. Frisch claimed Deseret News managers gave him a list of demands that included sharing control of the Newspaper Agency Corp., which runs the papers' joint operations. "They said if we didn't agree to those demands, then Dean Singleton had and would front for them to buy the paper," Frisch said. Jody Lodovic, MediaNews' chief financial officer, called Frisch's claims "absolutely false." "We have long wanted to buy The Salt Lake Tribune, and quite frankly it hasn't been for sale until now," he said. "We have a very good relationship with the Mormons, but we are doing this as a business decision and will run the paper as we would any other paper we own." However, he added that MediaNews had agreed to revisit the terms of the JOA and would consider the Deseret News' request to go to morning publication. Deseret News chairman Glen Snarr said Frisch's allegations were "ridiculous" and said he had met with Singleton only because they were concerned about the JOA. "We talked about if he would become the owner, what sort of a partner he would make and he said, 'I'd be fair,' and that's about all," Snarr said. When the Kearns family sold the paper to TCI, a clause in the contract declared that Tribune management would get a chance to buy back the paper in 2002 and would manage the paper in the interim. Frisch said he thinks Singleton is unwilling to honor that clause, and The Tribune is requesting a federal injunction to stop the sale to MediaNews. "It's a little confusing in that respect. Dean Singleton's not known for making dumb investments," said John Morton of Morton Research continued pg. 3 see "AT&T" Endeavour docks with space station By MAR1CA OUKN AP AEROSPACE WRITER CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Space shuttle Endeavour pulled up to the international space station and docked Saturday, setting the stage for the attachment and dramatic spreading of the world's largest solar wings. The wings, carried into orbit by Endeavour, will be installed on space station Alpha on Sunday with the help of two spacewalking astronauts. Endeavour hooked up with Alpha as the spacecraft zoomed more than 230 miles above central Asia, ending a two-day chase. Shuttle commander Brent Jett Jr. steered his ship in from below, with practiced precision. Station commander Bill Shepherd and his two Russian crewmates, on board for a solid month, eagerly watched Endeavour's slow and cautious approach. The five shuttle astronauts are their first visitors. "Hey, well done today," Shepherd called over the radio. "It's great to be here," Jett replied. The two crews, unable to meet for almost another week, had to settle for brief radio conversations. Because of the difference in air pressure between the two craft, the hatches leading into Alpha's living compartment must remain sealed until the shuttle astronauts complete three spacewalks outside the space station. Less than an hour after the afternoon linkup, Mission Control radioed up the news that Navy had beaten Army in college football, 30-28. "All right!" said Jett, a Navy commander. "This has turned out to be a pretty good day." Shepherd is also a Navy officer. Endeavour pulled into a docking port that was added by the last shuttle crew, in October. The shuttle-station complex exceeded 200 tons and stretched Continued pg. 3 See "Endeavour" Utah Teacher I Three months after thermal pool acci- Strike: Schools that will participate in a one-day walkout which the Utah Education Association as called for on Tues, Dec. 5: Alpine, Cache, Carbon, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Jordan, Juab, Logan, Millard, Morgan, Murray, Nebo, Ogden. Park City, Provo, Rich, Salt Lake City, San Juan, South, Sanpete, Tooele, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber dent, mother welcomes small miracles By ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Three months after falling into a scalding thermal pool at Yellowstone National Park, Lance Buchi and Tyler Montague are out of the hospital, but their recovery is far from over. For Buchi's family, the fact that he can feed himself, walk and sleep are blessings. "They're small miracles, as small as being able to hold a spoon to feed himself, as small as being able to lean down and open a car door, as small as buckling his own seat belt," said Buchi's mother, Lissa. Buchi and Montague, both 18, suffered burns over 95 percent of their bodies. Buchi was released from the University Hospital on Thursday. Montague was released last weekend. Their friend, 20-year-old Sara Hulphers from Oroville, Wash., who was with them and fell into the pool, died about 15 hours after the accident after also being flown to University Hospital. Montague and Buchi still suffer pain and stiffness from the burns and half a dozen skin graft surgeries they've undergone..They are weak from losing so much muscle and so many tendons, and from being immobile until about two weeks ago. "The fact they have survived and recuperated so rapidly truly is remarkable, both psychologically and physically," said Stephen Morris, one of the burn-unit surgeons who has directed care for both young men. Morris and his colleague Jeff Saffle only gave the two a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of survival after they tumbled into a 178-degree pool at Cavern Springs at the national park on Aug. 21. For weeks, Buchi and Montague were inside-by-side beds, occasionally able to muster a wave to each other. The surgeons and burn unit staff say they have never seen anyone survive such serious injuries. But the two men are still undergoing between four and six hours of rehabilitation every day to get a full range of motion back in their limbs, which remain stretched taut from the skin grafts. They'll be in therapy for about another six months. Continued pg. 3 See "Miracles"
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2000-12-04|
|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, 2000-12-04|
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