UTC Press, 1987-03-16
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try Monday, March 16, 1987 South?s Loss is UTCs Gain fry Linda Smith UTC has its own Rhett Butler in Dr. Robert Foster. Foster is a true Southern gentleman, born and raised in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia, on the family farm. His family can trace its roots back to pre-Revolutionary War America. He teaches two American Civilization classes, Geology and International Relations at UTC. After high school, Foster attended the University of Georgia, but extreme youth led him to explore other avenues. For a time, he worked at a lumbermill and as a mechanic. At 18, he joined the Army Coastal Artillary. He later transferred to the Air Force, where he began a career in the military. During the next 22 years of service to the United States, Foster guided young soldiers in World War II and in the Korean War. During his travels, he gained valuable first hand experience and insight about government policies and American history. Foster, while stationed at the then Salt Lake City Air Base, sparked a war time romance with Delora Larsen, his wife of 45 years. With her loving guidance, he joined the LDS Church in 1950. After retiring from the Air Force, Foster decided to become a teacher. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia, a masters degree in Geography and a Ph.D in Biological Geography, both from Anderson Knew by Repine Holfeltz Jack Anderson, the nationally syndicated columnist, told journalists gathered in Provo that he knew of the Iran arms shipments over a year before the story hit the press. Anderson, addressing the Region 9 Society of Professional Journalists Convention held at the Provo Excelsior Hotel March 7, said he and colleague Dale Van Atta found out about the clandestine operation in November of '85. Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini has been a millstone around America's neck since the takeover of the American Embassy in 1979. Khomeini trains legions of terrorists in its professional training camps and dispatches them around the globe. They arc directly responsible for the Marine Corps and U.S. Embassy bombings, various hijacking and the kidnappings of Western hostages (including eight Americans) in Lebanon. According to Anderson, President Reagan had two choices in his dealings with Iran. He could mount a military attack or make contacts with the so-called "moderates" to work for the release of the hostages. The military attack was vetoed by his aides because of a treaty the Soviet Union has with Iran, o x iv- Uuh Technical College ProvoOrcm, Box 16016, Provo, Utah S4rtM 5 Dr. Robert BYU. Foster has taught in Georgia at both the high school and collegiate levels. For 10 years after that, Foster taught Geography at Western Kentucky University. Foster then went to work for the Bureau of Land Management as a biological consultant for various projects in which would protect Iran in case of an attack by the United States. Iran also has terrorists at every major oil field in the world, ready to sabatoge them if ordered to do so. The result would be World War III. Therefore, Reagan had to opt for dealing with the "moderates," a misnomer, because as Anderson put it, "There are no moderates left, they've all been slaughtered." CIA Director William Casey and National Security Council aide Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North took it upon themselves to get the Americans back to their native soil, as it were. Anderson described Casey as "a mumblcr, bumblcr, and a screwball... with romantic ideas about a movie version of the CIA... and covert operations." Casey and North took control of the whole operation, shutting out Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger and Secretary of State George Shultz. Said Anderson, "They never could find out what Casey and North were talking about all the time, because no notes were kept." Both were appalled at the idea of any dealings with Khomeini. National Security Advisors Robert McFarlanc and John Poindcxter were caught in the middle, pressured by both Casey and North to approve the plan. 1 m Foster the Western stales. Foster has been teaching at UTC for the past three years. He enjoys teaching and gets his rewards when "a student's disinterest turns to interest." The students who have had Dr. Foster all attest to the high quality of education that they have received from his classes. of Iran Arms Deal For Over a Year Jack Anderson knew of the Iran deal After Van Alia and Anderson began researching the story in 1985, several problems arose. They were told that continuing their investigation would jeopardize the lives of the Volume 15 Number 20 Residency Rules Explained by Georce Stewart Out-of-state tuition can add up for non-residents. They pay an overwhelming $590 dollars more per term, based on a normal 16 credit-hour schedule. That comes to a total of $935 as compared to $345 for residents. rrn Cornnso.k. a residency tgfii'requiremcnts expert at the Aumisstons uiuce, aiuiuuica mc difference to state taxes paid by Utah residents. These taxes in turn support the state-run school system. Qualifications for residency as stated in the "Rules and Regulations" pamphlet include establishing a permanent domicile in Utah for at least one full year, as well as significant tics and contacts in the state. These ties include everything from obtaining a Utah drivers license and registering your car in the state, to finding non-temporary employment and establishing banking relationships. Basis for denial of resident since November of 1985. hostages. Van Atta interviewed President Reagan February 24, 1986, who confirmed everything, but asked not to have the story printed. President Reagan by this time "had become obsessed JJ 1 yjorsx " status include out-of-state voter registration, an out-of-state drivers license and dependency on out-of-state sources of income. Foreign students who have been granted immigrant or permanent residence status here will have to meet the same criteria for obtaining resident status as native born citizens. However, those foreign students on temporary visas do not have the ability to establish residency. Minors (unmarried students under 18) are granted immediate residency if their parents establish a permanent domicile in Utah. If the parents of a minor leave the state, he or she will not lose the residency during the continuous period of higher education. The personnel and families of the U.S. Armed Forces assigned to active duty arc entitled to residency status for tuition purposes as are American Indians whose reservations extend wholly, partly, or are on any point contiguous with the border of Utah. UTC PRESS Photo by Rcgine Holfeltz with the hostages," said Anderson. At this point, the Reagan Administration began a disinformation compaign against Libyan leader Moammar l i The Admissions office classifies all students upon registration as either resident or non-resident. To be considered for reclassification, a student must fill out a written application that can be obtained from the Admissions Office at MW103, Provo Campus. Appeals must be made 10 days following the admissions officer decision and students must also give notice if he or she wishes to present witnesses. Unless the student obtained residency under false pretenses, the student reclassified as a resident is also to automatically receive the same status at all of Utah's colleges and universities. Cernosek said, "We try to stick to guidelines (a.k.a. Rules and Regulations pamphlet), but sometimes we have to lean a little bit," commenting that each residency case is taken individually. The bottom line forout-of-state students just may be how much is a Utah brand of education. Khadafy, "to portray Khadafy as the terrorist while we're (the United States) working with the real terrorist (Khomeini). Anderson described Khadafy as "the world's most irresponsible leader. ..he's a screw-up." Khadafy had American hostage Peter Kilburn killed, but only after paying Iran one million dollars for him. He had to hire terrorists from Iran for any sort of destructive activity. "This guy, as much as he would like to be a menace to the U.S., he's not," said Anderson. Because Americans put such great value on the lives of the hostages, they will continue to be kidnapped as pawns, "The more valuable hostages become, the more likely they arc to pick up more hostages." Many have referred to the Iran arms deal and the consequent diversion of funds to the Nicaraguan rebels as "Irangatc," reminiscent of the Watergate scandal of President Nixon's Administration. But Anderson discounted those observations and pointed out the different attitudes in the two administrations. Reagan is still the cheerful gippcr, yet Nixon was glum and worried. Despite the difficulties facing Reagan, Anderson predicted he would ride out this crisis.
|Title||UTC Press, 1987-03-16|
|Description||UTC Press was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem from February 07, 1985 to June 1, 1987.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The U.T.C. Press, 1987-03-16|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|