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Essentials Smashing Pumpkins musician dies in an overdose. Essentials UVSC's women's soccer coach Jim Dusara died July 8. See Page 4 See Page 8 July 17, 1996 Serving Utah Valley State College for 25 years Vol. 25 No. 4 wpipus Hurricane's Perth of Destruction A firearms weapon certification training course will be held at North valley Education Center on July 23. The class runs from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Cost is $42. For more information or to register, contact Donna at North Valley Education Center, 947 N. 900 E. American Fork, or call 763-1469. Utah Valley State College is looking for new ideas and teachers for community education courses. If you would like to participate, contact Jolayne at 222-8011. UVSC is joining hands with community organizations Alpine, Nebo, Provo and Wasatch School Districts in a partnership that is designed to help children succeed, hor a monthly fee your children can get the extra help they need Call 222-8565 for more infor mation. UVSC presents Law En forcement Academy. This is a starting place for those planning : career in crimi nal justice. Basic Training and Core Curriculum will be offered in module one in September o 1996. Peace Officer Training will be offered in module two in January of 1997 t-or more inlor-mation or to get an application call UVSC Law Enforcement Academy at 222-8062. On Tuesday, August 6, 1996 at 7 pm. Erica Riddle of "Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs" will be at REI to update information regarding pets on the trail. This information will be valuable for people who would like to take their pets on the trails when hiking. REI is located at 3285 E. 3300 S. in Salt Lake City. For more information call (801)486-2100. Doug Hansen, of Hansen Mountaineering in Orem, will be at REI in SLC on Tuesday, August 20 to describe some of the best places around to explore. For more information call (801) 486-2100. Basic information on bicycle safety and ideas for areas to mountain bike will be discussed at REI on We d n e s d a y , August 14. REI is located at 322 W. 1300 S. in Orem. For more information call (801) 222-9500. Public is invited to see the restored governor's mansion. The grand reopening will be held Monday. July 29. Public-tours will begin Tuesday, July 30 and run everyday except Sunday through August 31. For more information about the tours and reopening call 537-9000 after July 8. Mark Lacey & James Bornemeier Los Angeles Times Hurricane Bertha smacked the Carolina coast Friday like the back of the devil's hand, hurling its 35-mile eye across Cape Fear, blinding the beachfront with rain and wrecking homes and businesses with 105-mph winds that hurled shards of glass through the streets. Skies darkened. Trees tumbled onto power lines and plunged thousands of people into a blackout. Riptides and 9-foot breakers crashed into boardwalks. A pleasure boat struck a major bridge and shut it down. One woman died in storm-whipped traffic, and six other people were hurt at Camp LeJeune, a Marine base near the North Carolina shore. The hurricane churned up the East Coast and turned slightly to the east. At midnight EDT. it was 90 miles southwest of Norfolk. Va., and heading north-northeast at 18 mph. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm coincided with high astronomical tides along the Outer Banks, where North Carolina juts farthest out into the Atlantic Ocean. The confluence of tides and the most punishing winds that Bertha had to offer, to the east and north of the spooky calm in its eye, would make the Outer Banks particularly hazardous, said Jerry Jarrell, deputy director of the hurricane center. "Twelve feet above mean tide," Jarrell predicted, "would cover most of the roads on the Outer Banks." From there, Jarrell said, Bertha would diminish into a tropical storm, straddle the East Coast and feed on warm ocean water as it rolled north along Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay and then Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. "We see it as a very serious storm going into New England," he said, "with heavy rains, and gusty winds." More than 250,000 residents and vacationers fled the North and South Carolina coasts, but 14,500 others took refuge Thursday night at 50 shelters opened by the Red Cross in both states. The number of the shelter-bound dropped to 7,000 on Friday as Bertha took aim at Cape Fear and spared coastal communities in South Carolina of its most destructive violence. Blowing at 105 mph, with gusts to 115 mph. Bertha struck straight at seven people who climbed into Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, said Tony Davis, a paramedic.They could not be reached for a description of the storm, but Davis said that at midafternoon Old Baldy was in the teeth of the hurricane. Its eye crossed the tip of Cape Fear shortly before 3 p.m. EDT, then passed east of the lighthouse, which stands on Bald Head Island. "They put a generator and Bertha, page 5 "Skies darkened. Trees tumbled onto power lines and plunged thousands of people into a blackout. Riptides and 9-foot breakers crashed into boardwalks. A pleasure boat struck a major bridge and shut it down. " The aftermath of the hurricane Bertha left hundreds of people sifting through the ashes of destruction. Supreme Courts Rules Against Affirmative Action Amanda Nielson Editor in chief The Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling by a federal trial judge that may be a threat to affirmative actions programs in three Southern states. The decision was based on a case that began at the University of Texas law school. The school's formeraffirmative-action admissions policy was designed to encourage the enrollment of Mexican-Americans and blacks. The school set lower grading standards and offered a separate review board for black and Mexican-American applicants. Affirmative action is a quota system that was aimed at encouraging the education and employment of minorities. An appeals court and a federal judge ruled that the quota system was unfair to four unsuccessful white applicants. The appeals court went so far as to say that the 1978 Supreme Court ruling that allowed the use of race or national origin in college admissions is no longer a good law. The Supreme Court ruling in Texas will not affect Utah's undergraduate programs because race was never considered in the admissions process. Cecelia H. Foxley, state commissioner of higher education, noted that Utah's colleges and universities offer outreach programs for all high school students, regardless of race, in an effort to encourage all young people to slay in school and go on to get more education. "Our state has always handled affirmative action very differently than places like California and Texas, ..." Foxley said. "Other slates took off on tangents that were in a sense preferential treatment." The ruling is requisite law in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and could influence courts across the nation with similar cases. The only college in Utah that may be affected by the decision is the U. medical school. This school does consider race as a factor in admissions. Jesse Soriano, director of the medical school's ethnic and minority affairs, said that the reason for this approach is to encourage diversity in the medical field. Soriano believes that having doctors of many ethnic backgrounds can better serve culturally diverse communities Affirmative action is losing the debate, even when faced with the need for diversity. "The Supreme Court action caused as much confusion as clarification," said Foxley. "It clarifies that one case in Texas,-but confuses the issue for the rest of the country." The movement to end affirmative action is quietly surfacing all over the country. Various proposals to end the programs are getting a serious hearing in state legislatures and govern ing boards of public university systems.States such as Arizona and Pennsylvania are trying to outlaw affirmative action. Other states, such as South Carolina, are campaigning to amend the state constitution or get signatures for a ballot initiative. In Colorado, governing boards of the university system has already curtailed affirmative action in their policies. Utah has largely avoided the debate. Minorities make up less than 10 percent of all the students on Utah campuses. "As we have more minorities in Utah, we are going to do everything we can to help educate them," said Utah State University's Mark Tenhoeve. The affirmative action programs may be on very shaky ground in the future. Whether or not these changes will affect the opportunities of minority applicants to be admitted to college remains to be seen.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1996-07-17|
|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, 1996-07-17|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|