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rtiirnyvQi volume 19 issue 13 28 november 1990 utah volley community college THIS WEEK Commentary Classroom space last priority Letters to the Editor Community Eye screening for preschoolers at UVCC New proposal for funding Community Center Campus News Ombudsman report Summer schedule now available Entertainment Judas Priest concert review Matt Groening's Life in Hell Sports Women's basketball introduced Index Campus News ......I, 5-7,12 Classifieds 5 Commentary -.23 Community 4 Entertainment 8.9 Sports 10, 11 Fire ignites serious safety questions Joel Elsbury Staff Writer Sunday at 1 a.m. a fire erupted in a ground floor utility room behind the elevator in the Business Building on campus. The fire burned for 15 minutes or more before the emergency sprinkler and alarm systems were triggered. Officer Les Newell, Bob Slemer, Inspect the fire damage. Artistic expression vs. Obscenity 2 Live Crew debate raises moral issues Colette Rushton Guest Writer "Vulgar lyrics," freedom of speech, obscenity laws, and the responsibility to protect society these were the main issues at a debate in the Ballroom at UVCC on Wednesday, November 14. According to Jack Thompson, a 39 year-old Florida lawyer who took action against the rap group 2 Live Crew's controversial album "As Nasty as They Wanna Be," these are issues that should be addressed by all Americans, including students at UVCC. Mr. Thompson quoted several lyrics from the album which degrades women using profanity and sexual references. He explained the That was enough time to cause extensive damage to the circuit boards which control the elevator, as well as other circuitry and electrical wiring in the room, resulting in a loss of power to most of the lighting in the Business Building. According to Captain Partridge of the Orem Fire D epartment who was at the scene Sunday morning, "The fire had to be burning for quite a while before the sprinklers put it out." According to both Partridge and Bob Siemer, Lead electrician at UVCC, and Jim Makln Supreme Court's basis for obscenity as set forth in Miller vs. California, 1973 which involves three elements: 1) contains only sex, 2) the material is below the community standards, and 3) does not Censorship in general is "an attempt by certain individuals around the country to bring us to their standards and under their control." contain any literary, artistic or political content. Disputing Mr. Thompson was John Morris, the producer of Woodstock, the largest musical event in recent history. Thompson contended that censorship in general is "an attempt by certain individuals around the country - ( ' ' ' ' . , Aerosol cans and other flammable materials contributed to Sunday morning's fire in the utility room even ! .cugh it was said that such flammable items were not to be stores in the utility room. the reason for the extensive before any of this happened," burning is the placement of said Siemer. the sprinklers, He was referring to the "If the sprinkler systems fact that the sprinklers did would have been down here, thefire wouldhavebeenout See FIRE, page 8 to bring us to their standards and under their control." 51-year-old Morris maintained that expression, artistic or otherwise, should be available to people over 18 years of age. Jack Thompson In a personal interview that day, he expressed that obscenity is a personal decision and remarked, "In the whole world you see constant attempts to control what you can read, what you can see, what you can listen to and to conform to someone else's standards." Photos by Thomas Epting Mr. Thompson said that our government's enforcement of obscenity laws is not only a right, but also a duty. He asserted that allowing the commercial distribution of obscene record and tapes is leading to the downfall of our society. He then quoted George F. Will, a noted columnist from Newsweek, as saying that "the coarsening of a community, the desensitizing of a society, will have behavioral consequences."In the interview that afternoon, both gentlemen came to an agreement on several issues. Both held that limitations should not be set on artistic expression, yet they also jointly advocated drawing a line as to what children can readily find available.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1990-11-28|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||College Times, 1990-11-28|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|