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FL Bi:iN PASO FN ! I ARC A SI VFNDF VOLUME 30 ISSUE 31 A O QUOTE OF THE DAY "Television as we have it isn't an art form it's a piece of furniture that is good for a few things." -Pauline Kael n n h 1 I ' , -Ws-Sw&. " ... .... ,. f v i J tyt BV AND FOR Mil-. STUDENTS OF UTAH YAI.LFY STATE. COLD Q- Opinions page 5: The good the bad and the stupid part 2. . nit i fi'lil Sports Pgae 7: Find out how the UVSC men's soccer team finished at the National Tournament NETXNEWS For more n-detri reports and all the latest news, dick on to netxnews.net. VALLEY WEATHER TODAY: -.. Snow -y . -:" High 30 Low 18 ' Tuesday: Snow High 32 Low 20 Wednesday: Sunny High 34 Low 21 n n n 0 mm J LI Us IS By Edric Carreon OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF With the semester ending, many students will be selling their books back. There's one common thread during this time; we never get paid back the amount we feel we deserve. The end of the semester can be one of the most stressful times for students as they prepare to go home for the holidays, finish final exams and face the daunting task of selling back their books. A UVSC student has proposed a way to make book buy back easier. Garrett Gillespie is a Business Management student at UVSC. He runs a book buy back internet business rwmed Kiss My Book. Com. The website runs on this basic principle; advertise your book on the website and name your own price. The company will pick up the book from your hone and deliver the money to you for a flat fee of S5.00. The delivery boundaries are restricted to Utah county with future plans to extend to Utah State University. "I feel that students were getting shortchanged", Garrett stated bluntly. "(The bookstore has) outrageous prices and low buy back" he said. HISTORY Kiss My Book. Com was started by Garrett and his partner Jared Hanson, a BYU student. The main stock holders for the company consist of Garrett Gillespie, Jared Hanson and Garrett's brother, Seth Gillespie, a BYU student. The idea of the website was founded upon the notion that students should be able to advertise their used books for free. The company sells an average of 15 books per semester. Garrett is optimistic about the upcoming semester because UVSC's enrollment is swelling: retaining students while continuing to accept new ones. Senior Stuart Johnsen, tar-use: j . Internet 101 . . , nil- mi wm having his "wallet tirelessly and insufferably milked for years" snidely remarked that "I hope they put the bookstore out of business. ..they've been overpricing books all the years I've been here, and they buy them back for pennies on the dollar." He went on to say that "if that isn't enough to douse your spirits, another sad fact is that most publishers will put out another edition of the book you've purchased, and then the bookstore won't buy it back, the teachers will require the new edition, and nobody will want to buy your book....and then you own a 70 dollar, obscenely obsolete bookshelf filler." I asked Garrett what he enjoys about Kiss My Book. Com, "The idea of saving people money." was his answer. Garrett lists several reasons why his company can be an. asset to students. One of those reasons he stresses, is that "It cuts down waiting in line." Garrett wants his company to be student friendly, both in terms of service and price. The business mission statement can be basically defined as "Here for the students." he later continued. How does the UVSC bookstore feel about a little friendly competition? "I think its good. It's good for students to have resources for other books." said Mary Young, curriculum material manager for the UVSC bookstore. She went of to say that, "The bad side that I see is if a student drops the class, it may be hard for the book to be returned, so in that sense we do help the students since students can return their books by a certain date." There is no doubt that book prices as well as book buy back policies are among the major issues of concern for students. Such competition can be beneficial for the student body. All in all, students are now beginning to see that they have other options which could save them money; and we could all use a little of that. GD Pal lion or nine dollars and thirty cents per share. With drops in value like this, investors are finding it difficult to see any hope in further Geneva Steel capital venture. Net sales at Geneva decreased by sixty-three point one million, which equates to forty-three point eight percent when compared to the same period a year earlier. Low-priced steel imports and weak domestic demand are charged by the company as causes at this time. Earlier this month the company entered into an amendment with investors and creditors; applying a revolving line of credit at this time does provide temporary relief from financial penalties. COUrtest photo Taking loans A twenty million dollar loss reported by Geneva Steel forced shutdown several weeks ago. to pay loans, Geneva Steel struggles on. Under that agreement, Geneva agreed to repay an outstanding eight point two five million by December twenty-first. At that time the line of credit will expire. "Steel" continued on pg. 4 By Paul Mateer OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF. Geneva has faced huge success and humiliating defeat over its life span in Utah. It seems that now Geneva will be going down for the last time. The Geneva Corporation has been laying off employees for the last few years. They have been offering severance pay options and even educational reimbursement which many of the students here at UVSC have been taking of. The company is presently a shut down affecting nearly 1400 A twenty million dollar loss reported by the company for this third quarter is the cause in large of this months' shut down. For the year leading up to September, the company reported a loss of sixty-seven point six mil- I : : : r n TT n ..LJ-" ! liGiil By the Associated Press AP Writer Visitors to the Mormon church's Temple Square this Christmas season will be used to test the church's security preparations for the 2002 Winter Games. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced previously that during the Games metal detectors will be used at Temple Square for the first time. The square is the walled downtown site of the church's Salt Lake Temple, taber- "For training purposes, we will be employing some metal detectors at selected locations during the Christmas period, with the rest to follow after Christmas," church spokesman Dale Bills said. None has been installed yet. Bills said II 1 i occur in the coming weeks also at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building e former tel Utah) and the Church Office Building. Other loca- COURTESY PHOTO Expect tighter security around Temple Square (or the holidays, include the Family v -...?- testing could nacle and visitors center and is state's top tourist attraction. The square attracts visitors year-around but its Christmas lights are a particular draw and nearly a half million people are expected to tour it this season. Church officials confirmed this week that visitors will be asked to walk through magnetometers. History Librar), Conference Center and the Museum of Church History and Art. Citing security concerns, he declined to specify a date when the tests would begin. Church leaders are taking the Olympic precautions because "if the Games are a target, the international headquarters of a worldwide church "Temple" continued on pg. 4 Net Spot 'THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN: NewsPcJrtks uutoday.com youthvote2000.orgnew5 cnn.comALLPOU- TICS msn.com netxnews.net msnbc.comnews defaulusp Entertainment: utahvalleymall.com music.utah.edupagessc hedules utahvalleymusic.com moviefone.com Music Online: emusic.com liquidaudio.com mtv.com Student helps makingcollegecount.com edu.com fastweb.com firetalk.com lycos.com Sports: uvsc.eduathletics majorleaguebaseball.com nfltalk.com nhl.com espn.go.com nba.com By Terrence Petty AP Writer Oregon likes to go its own way. Its maverick mentality has produced laws allowing everything fromphysician-assisted suicide to voting by mail. And now that independent streak has emerged in the n ationwide campaign to track down terrorists. Three Oregon cities - Portland, Corvallis and Hillsboro - have refused to participate in the questioning of 5,000 foreign visitors nationwide as part of the federalanti-terrorism probe. The cities are believed to be the only ones in the nation to rebuff the Justice Department's request. In addition, police in Eugene have agreed to help with the federal probe, but only in a limited role. Hillsboro Police Chief Don Louie said his force has cnt husiastically aided federal agents in past investigations, a nd he's committed to helping track down those responsi ble for the Sept. 11 terror attacks. But he said he can't order his officers to interview people who are not suspected of crimes. "It would be inappropriate to use law enforcement offi cers for intelligence gathering," Louie said Thursday. "At times some of us will stand up, in the emotion of what h as happened, and put a little scrutiny on our precious civ il rights." Across the state, police officers and community leaders have been searching their souls on the issue. Much of th e disagreement is based on different interpretations of Or egon privacy laws that, some say, could bar the questioning of people not suspected of crimes. Supporters of the interviews include Gov. John Kitzhab er, who backs plans by Oregon State Police investigators to participate in the 150 interviews that the Justice "Oregon" continued on pg. 4 A ivintery wonderland i. ' ' ' W XLt,W.ii" X... ANODEW SKEEH WfreNfWS Last week was 3 week tilled with lots ol snow and shoveling walks. jg'17,l.ll!(rfir.L--tli' ''"H" '"'""i iuL..iL.iiiiiWi.ijifujfiWfW Bw.mwiiin ,Ml.'Wi!HIHiHBH 1" T- '
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-12-03|
|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, 2001-12-03|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|