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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME 29 ISSUE 41 WHAT'S INSIDE A O World Nation: Two Dartmouth College professors die. Opinion: Religion and drugs. Life lines: On tap with SCERA Theater. Sports: Steve Shaack the Smack serves up the goods. Marketplace: Ads galore and so much more. 0 jr (S Vjf BY AND FOR DIE SuiDI NTS OF UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE 2 iL IN CONCERT: Behind the scenes at Sundance parties PS- s Fcbriwry 1, 2001 HAVE A BALL: UVSC Wolverine soft- ft i1 - uaii team preview h u a n h NETXNEWS There will be a Career Fair today on campus featuring a variety of top-notch companies seeking to hire full-time employees from UVSC. VALLEY WEATHER wr UTrTZ. Snow ihowers , ft' y Hifh 33 Low 23 fc-?! P Hifh 37 Low 20 - rT"?"1" Snow showers ' ' , High 38 Low 19 frWA Peyote: Religion and the War on Drugs By JARED W. BUCKLEY OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF In the early afternoon of October 10, 2000, as many as 15 sheriff's deputies arrived at the doorstep of James Mooney and the Oklevueha EarthWalks Native American Church (NAC) of Utah, Inc. wielding a search warrant. When they left, they took with them approximately 12,000 buttons of peyote, a computer, Church records, a sacred ceremonial pipe, among other items. At the time, no charges were filed against Mooney. The officers had arrived at the same time a package from Texas also had. Sgt. Jeff Robinson, Utah County Attorney, Investigations Division, had received a phone call on October 6th from a U.S. postal inspector who had a package addressed to Mooney in his possession which he believed contained peyote (Robinson had previously contacted the postal inspector, asking him to keep an eye out for a specific type of package addressed to Mooney) . The return address on the package was confirmed to be that of aDEA-regis-tered Peyote Distributor from Texas, who, by federal law, is the required source of any Native American acquiring peyote. Peyote is a cactus indigenous to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Today, it is said that southern Texas is the only place in the United States where the cactus continues to grow wildly. Peyote contains the alkaloid Mescaline, which, when ingested, produces hallucinations, an heightened perception of color and an intensification of the senses similar to, but per mass much less powerful than that of LSD. It has been considered sacred and its ingestion has been practiced in ceremonies by Native Americans for many centuries. Ten days later, on October 20, while Mooney was in California, police executed another package to Mooney from the same source. The package contained approximately 8000 buttons of peyote. Again, no charges were filed. On November 3, the Oklevueha EarthWalks NAC attorney, Kathryn Collard, faxed and mailed a letter to Utah County District Attorney's office requesting the return of Church property. And if the DA refused to comply, Collard requested that he "inform her of the legal authority pursuant to which the DA claims the right to retain the Church's property...." She received no response. Nearly a month later, on November 29, an arrest warrant was taken out on James Mooney and his wife, Linda. In the affidavit in support of the arrest warrant, Sgt. Robinson writes: "There is probable cause to believe that James and Linda Mooney violated the laws of the State of Utah. ..in that they distributed peyote and devised a business and a down-line of 'medicine men' to distribute peyote. ..to non-Indians. Further, there is probable cause to believe that James and Linda Mooney are a continuing threat to the community. Due to the fact, (sic) that James and Linda Mooney are continuing their criminal enterprise, I request an arrest warrant for" both of them. James and his wife, Linda, went to jail. He was charged with 11 first degree drug felonies and one count of racketeering. His wife was charged with three first-degree drug felonies. Each of the first-degree felony counts is punishable by five years to life in state prison and a fine of $10,000. Racketeering is a second-degree felony, punishable by one to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. They were both later released on bail. James Mooney was born in Grass Valley, CA, in 1944. His grandmother on his father's side was a full-blooded Indian and his grandfather on his father's side was at least one-half Indian. His grandmother on his mother's side was at least one-quarter Indian. At the age of four his grandparents conducted an ancient and sacred sweatlodge ceremony in which James was consecrated to be a Medicine Man. It was not until he was 43, however, that he came to a full understanding of his Native American Heritage. and the gift that had been bestowed upon him by his grandparents so many years before. As is the case with most Native American youth nowadays, Mooney was essentially raised to assimilate into the American Society. For years he was known as James Perkins the last name of his Caucasianstepfather- and worked as a business consultant out of Hawaii. James was a chronic sufferer of Manic Depression, and his business suffered because of this. When his wife of 15 years and mother of his nine children died of cancer it had a severely depredating affect on him emotionally. His daily intake of lithium, he says, became upwards of 1800 milligrams a day. The only thing that kept him alive, that gave him hope in the future, he says, was his Mormon faith and his awakening understanding and acceptance of his Seminole Native American ancestry. Within a year after his first Peyote Sacrament Ceremony, as his ken for the Native American teachings and traditions increased, his lithium Continued on pg. 4 "Peyote" Worlcforce: a case of supply and demand By TERESA WILSON OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Governor Leavitt has asked lawmakers to appropriate $121 million for education programs that could potentially triple the number of engineering and information technology graduates from state colleges and universities in eight years. Currently, Utah is suffering a shortage of engineering, communication, and computer experts. In a survey last year of Utah Information Technologies Association, 2500 companies in the information technology industry, 94 percent of resopondents found it diffucult to hire com-puer engineers and other people with technical skills. One in four companies experiences workers shortages said half of their open positions remain unfilled. Companies have become aggressive in trying to get engineers into their firms. L-3 Communications, Inc. of Salt Lake, pays employees a $5,000 bonus for referrals that bring another engineer into the company. "We had to increase that from what it was a year ago to help the cause here," said the vice president of human resources. "I think it went up from $2,000. It's been very successful. Despite this effort, L-3 still has 107 openings for engineers. In light of these facts, it should be easy for a college engineering graduate to find a good job. Not so says Rich Turpin, a 25 year old software engineer hired by KQ Corp., a Draper based developer of flight simulator and other software based training programs. "There were lots of jobs when I was looking for work last fall, but many of them required extensive experience. I find it hard to believe that there are that many Gov. Leavitt's proposal: S19 million to retain, retrain, and recruit secondary school mathematics and science teachers. Retiremefit-age teachers would be qualified for up to $20,000, if they agreed to stay on the job. New science and math teachers would be eligible for grant that would pay for tuition, books and other expenses. $5 million million in matching funds for engineering and computer science degree programs. $550,000 for new higher education engineering and computer science degree programs. $4.2 million for engineering and computer science equipment (w $800,000 for student loans . (aj $91.6 million for new buildings and renovations at the University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State , and UVSC. Scholarship gala to kick off Homecoming celebration Continued On pg. 3 "Workforce" By LAURA CLAY OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF By the end of the week, 20 banners will be flying high around the school pro-claming the annual Homecoming Week. Cn Monday, February 5, President Kerry D. Romesburg will start a week-long celebration of student and alumni events at noon in the Hall of Flags at the Homecoming assembly. Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the Activities Center, there will be a family night with the men and women's basketball team and cheerleaders. Free hot dogs, drinks, and signed basketballs will be given away. Tuesday, February 6, the festivities will continue with races and games in the Hall of Flags, starting at noon. The Miss UVSC Scholarship Pageant will be held in the Ragan Theater at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, February 7, at noon, President Romesburg will have aques-tion-and-answer session. Then there will be a 400-ft sub sandwich fundraiser in the Hall of Flags. The highlight of the week is 7 p.m. on Wednesday: the Student Scholarship Gala. The Gala is held to raise money for scholarships for UVSC students and to thank students for all the service projects during the year. The master of ceremonies at the accompanying dinner will be Utah's favorite family, the Farleys, presented by James Arrington. David Fulmer's UVSC Jazz and big band will play the night away as the Scott Azlebell Ballroom Dancers delight everyone with It , " PS- I 1 ' nil f ' II tm ' iiiiii - - ' i- FILE PHOTOTHE COLLEGE TIMES When current ASUVSC President Jared Finch campaigned lor office one ot his mottos was "with you In mind." The Student Scholarship Gala has exactly that in mind, as well. their performance. The evening ends with Awards for Distinguished Student Service and Alumni. Tickets for the event are $12 at the ticket office. On Thursday there will be a kissing booth and Karaoke singing in the Hall of Flags, and the faculty lecture will also be at noon in the Student Center Room 213. Friday is the big game against BYU Idaho (formerly Ricks College), and at 5 p.m. a tailgate party will be held on the bridge. The women's basketball game will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Wolverine Club Pre-Game at 6:30 p.m. in the South Presidential. The men's basketball game begins at 7:30 p.m. At 9 Continued On pg. 3 "Homecoming" Net Spot THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN: NewxPbftja jwuthwte20Mi)rgneW wwvtlapdonlinexom cnn.coniALLPOLniQmsn.cora neunews.netnews msnbc.comnewsdefault.asp Entertainment: utahvalleymall.com music.utah.edupagesAche dules utahvalleymusic.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 espn.go.com nba.com I320kfan.com Service: unitedwayuc.org volunteer unitedwayuc.org uvsc.eduldssa Fn Wt jF'pijiy-';pyw---t-i r. - rj p - " fv I. .f. 1 1 in. i ; jt ." -, t a V fh' ' . i . ,V ijf: IJ'M ; i I'M f I: ' ' I I I ft fit U f I II 'I y-.yS , Ii' , iimiNi , , Focusing on women's education DANIELLE WHITETHE COLLEGE TIMES The AAUW works to light discrimination against young women In higher education. By DANIELLE WHITE OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF "If I could represent one thing to women, it would be to be a woman who doesn't have to necessarily choose to be one thing. If you want to bake cookies and play the drums, you can, as long as you're aware of the sacrifice and commitment. You are who you are, so wiry not maximize it? I would like to represent someone who listens to her own voice instead of trying to conform to a bunch of societal rules that change every five or 10 years anyway." Gabrielle Reece, pro-beach volleyball player for Tean Nike. And that's the goal with AAUW. .representing women. Statistics indicate that women are forging a dominant presence on campus; the female population this semester is almost exactly half, according to Dr. Lucille Stoddard, Vice President of Academic Affairs. Stoddard, along with Dr. Elaine Englehardt; Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lisa Lambert; adjunct faculty, Karen Mizcll; assistant professor of Ethics and Values, and Jenny Chamberlain; Director of Gender Equity (soon to be renamed Equity Opportunity) are among the members of the Utah Valley branch of the American Association of University Women (previously known as the Orem Branch). The AAUW is a world-wide coterie originally established in Geneva, Switzerland, that is dedicated to focusing on women's education. The organization has approximately 300 members in Utah and has in the state for more than 47-years. "Our mission is something I believe in very much and that is education and equity for women and girls," said Nancy Mitchell, of the state affiliate. "We value diversity in class, race, creed, sexual orientation, background and disability in higher education," she said. After lying relatively dormant for the last several years, Dr. Stoddard's work with Vera Nielson; leader-in-action, the local branch was resucitated yesterday and renamed the Utah Valley branch of the American Association of University Women. "Vera has been a main-stay for the organization and our community and has become a significant part of campus," Stoddard said. "She has done a great deal for our young women. She's tenacious, tenacious, tenacious," she said. Continued on pg. 3 "aauw"
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-02-01|
|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, 2001-02-01|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|