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TIMES mmwk Blewett 'blew it' at Geneva Days of 47, more man just a rodeo iWwmW Sm fjL PHHflrK WW ill Rich Asay77ie College Times The Utah County Sheriff's Department's SERT team debriefs on the steps or ueneva Steel's administration building after the arrest of John Blewett on Saturday, July 8. Rich Asay News Editor Saturday July 8, a 10 hour police chase ended at Geneva Steel where 20 year old suspect John E. Blewett Jr., surrendered to officers after negotiations were met. Blewett, wanted by the Orem Police Department for reported domestic violence, fled from his mother's Orem home earlier that morning. Blewett had reportedly been drinking and had been fighting with his mother and step-father. His mother placed the call to the police. According to Police reports, Blewett refused to heed to police attempts to pull him over and made his way to the railroad tracks in west Orem, on Geneva Steel property. He then proceeded to hide in a stationary train car. The suspect was spotted by a police airplane which circled the area. Thirty officers from both the Orem Police Department and the Utah County Sheriff's Emergency Rescue Team (SERT) were involved during the ordeal. Police banged on the train car and talked to Blewett with a bullhorn in an attempt to force his surrender. Blewett became aggravated and fired his .357 magnum revolver into the air. After Blewett's demands were met, which were for a radio, soda pop, and some cigarettes, he was negotiated out of the train car quickly. By 6:15 p.m., police had Blewett in their custody. "We are glad no one was injured," said David Lempf of the Sheriff's Department. Two days later, Blewett appeared before Judge Joseph I. Dimick and pleaded guilty to the charges of discharging a firearm within city limits and illegal drug possession. Dimick sentenced Blewett to six months in prison and allowed for an inpatient treatment at Wasatch Mental Health. Robert Johnson News Writer On July 24, 1847, the pioneer party . of Mormons pulled out E m i g r a t i on Canyon into the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. One hundred and forty eight years later we mark this event as the Days of '47. The Mormon settlers were led by Brigham Young, who is responsible for the famous line, "this is the place." And indeed he was right or we wouldn't all live here today. These pioneers took the desert of the valley and made it flourish. Today we celebrate this magnificent event. The Days of '47 all horse parade, a 34 year tradition starts off the week at 6 p.m. on July 17. The parade was once called the Silver Dollar Parade because awards were given in silver dollars for all winners at that time. Today the awards and cash prizes add up to over $1,500. Containing over 1,200 horses, it is the largest all-horse parade in the nation. The parade route begins on the corner of South and West Temple streets. An hour later at the Delta Center, if you haven't had your fill of horses yet, the Day's of '47 world championship rodeo begins. Events include: bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc' riding, bareback rid- Rodeo, Page 5 VCATAUNA ISLAND DIVE TRIP will leave for California on Aug. 11 and return on Aug. 16. The cost of the trip is $325 and includes transportation, food on Catalina, four nights' hotel, and dive gear rental. The trip is limited to 20 participants. For more info., contact the Outpost at 222-8791 or 222-8694. VLABYRINTH CANYON CANOE trip will leave Thurs., July 13 and return on July 16. The cost of the trip is $85 and includes transportation, equipment, and food. For more information, contact the Outpost at 222-8791 or 222-8694.VMOUNTATNLAND APPLIED Technology Center continues it's series of training workshops on the ISO 9000. Workshops will continue through the summer. Open enrollment continues for Medical Assistant Training. The program runs for eight months. Day or night classes are available. For more information, call 222-7528. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! THE Family Support and Treatment Center Across, Page 4 The changing face of UVSC Wes Jones News Edfor With steadily rising enrollment, you would expect the school's physical facilities would be growing as well. Recently, Governor Mike Leavitt said he would recommend that the State Legislature approve only $15 million a year for the building of new facilities at the state's nine higher educational institutions. The lack of funding is a result of a greater need of money for state highways and jails. Recently local newspapers reported a reduction in funding would allow UVSC to build only one building in the next ten years or so. "Each building project anymore is over $15 million. So if you look at it that way, each school would get one new building a year," said Gil Cook, Vice President of college relations. Cook said schools like Snow and CEU are not growing like UVSC, so the growth rate will be taken into account when determining where to allocate the money. UVSC does have $7.5 million saved from the recent sale of part of the Provo Campus and from money, that would have gone to renovating the Signetics building had UVSC acquired it. One million dollars of those monies will be spent on the newly acquired property at the Provo City airport to replace the space lost from the sale of the Provo campus. The remaining $6.5 million will be used to build a new building, Changes, Page 4 Fred Meyer store to break ground soon Wes Jones News Editor The new Fred Meyer's store will most likely be approved in the Aug. 2 planning council meeting, said Bob Moore, of the Orem City Planning council. "Their sight plan will actually improve what's there, it will pull the building further away from 1200 S. St. and 950 E," said Moore. Fred Meyer has purchased the entire lot where the old Signetics Building used to be. There are plans for future developments on the rest of the land. Initially the Fred Meyer company wanted to renovate the existing Signetics Building. However upon further review, the company decided to tear down the old building and build again. The Fred Meyer company has been working on acquiring the land and building the store since October. The planning commission recommends approval or denial of the rezone and the general plan. The final approving authority for the sight plan is the planning commission. The company is now completing its final construction drawings for approval and ground breaking is expected to occur by the middle of August. "The last visit I had with them they seemed quite anxious to get started," said Moore. Both BYU and UVSC were looking into sight for development According to Moore, Fred Meyers was the only group who had their application in so they were the ones to get the sight Fred Meyer's is a full service, one- stop store smnotics w i t n from groceries to garden tools. Fred Meyer's is among many cur- James CbenyTTie College Time rently moving into Orem. Right now there are three other new stores moving into Orem, including Fuddruker's, Winger's and Hungry Hunter. Orem has 500 acres available for commercial development Moore said it is difficult to determine if the 500 acres will be bought soon However Moore points Orem's expected 89,000 person population as and indicator as to which way the city is going in its development.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1995-07-19|
|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||The College Times, 1995-07-19|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|