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WEDNESDAY January 5,2000 Volume 28, Issue 16 INSIDE Layden calls it quits Jazz president and former Starzz coach Frank Layden retires after 20 years saying he just doesn't have the passion for the job anymore. See page 10 Opinion Y2K: Was it worth the hypg? Inside the Quad Making wishes come true 8 Outside the Quad Take a byte out of the Internet music scene 9 Sports Men s basketball has a winning break 10 Marketplace Check out. the classifieds J Jilli Ju& 1 r?i :; I $ "' IX' I , 4' V i V d i IK) pholo illusiiaiiun Oy Heainei Mciieiian. Dave Noriega and AP Wire DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer On the first morning of 2000 it was so quiet at Louisville International Airport in Kentucky that police officer Robin Cull sat down at the piano in the rotunda and played herself some songs. "I was just serenading the lonely hallways," she said. A peace not unlike hers descended on planet Earth Saturday after the biggest world part)' in history. The fireworks and singing and dancing were over, themulti-million-strong crowds from Rome to Rio de Janeiro had scattere J, and the cleanup crews moved in. London estimated its litter at four times the normal amount, 15 percent of it empty champagne bottles. There were 35 tons of garbage to remove from the streets around New York's Times Square. "This is wonderful and historic," said Australia was the first continent to usher in 2000. Sydney came alive with fireworks and no apparent Y2K glitches. Stephen Freeze, 53, a postal worker, as he filled a plastic bag with bright, sparkling confetti. "I figure we'll send some to friends in Arizona, and some to Tulsa, Okla. ..." "This is the worst mess I've ever seen and I've been cleaning up after New Year's and after ticker tape parades for 15 years," said sanitation worker John Hartmann. Having gotten through midnight to find that ATM machines, subway trains, airports and electricity were functioning normally, people argued about the huge sums spent to fix the Y2K computer bug. "I think they went ov erboard. Too much," said Johnnie Bennett, interviewed at a Montgomery, Ala., pharmacy. "They're always saying the state needs more money. Then all of the money is spent on Y2K." Alabama state officials said $120 million was spent on computer readiness. "Better to be cautious than to " ' "! be sorry in the end," said Bruce SLolLs, who works in a nearby electronics store. Many more systems still awaited their Y2K test, starting Monday when the world particularly the financial world went back to work and rebooted its computers. In Minnesota, the Duluth News Tribune summed up the rollover with a succinct "Piece ofY2Kake." The New York Times' headline said simply, "1100." And for Roman numerals buffs, MCMXCIX became just plain MM. Fighting raged in Chechnya and in many other corners of the world, but the214-year-old Times of London was able to open its Jan. 1 editorial with the observation that "This is the first century in the history of TheTiir.es , which Britain has been able to aif. ras j nation not at war." After two world wars and the fall of communism, the paper said, "most people believe another global conflict to be unthinkable." Still, it warned, traditional modes of warfare were giving way to new forms of ethnic and religious conflict that would need new peacemaking tactics in the 21st century. The millennium helped put many Americans in a reflective mood. Outside a supermarket in Corners, Ga., Elva Martin, 73, thought of world wars S Celebrate good times: The Paris tower in Las Vegas full full of lights to initiate the new year. t and the repression. "I remember the young men coming around begging for food for their families, " she said. "It just makes me wish that now we are starting a new century that all the killing would be over and we start opening our hearts to one another'" I ler daughter, Timmie Bailey, a44-year-old insurance adjuster, said: "It was just another day to me. I've got to go back to work on Monday. I do feel like the baby boom generation is incredibly lucky. They haven't had to deal with anything like other people in this century like war See 2000 CONTINUED on pg. 3 UVSC students recognized for achievement 11 wrl .. Janielle wnite NJI NetXNews Desk Editor Three UVSC students were recognized Dec. 20 for outstanding academic achievement President Kerry D. Romesberg and Dr. Lucille Stoddard presented the students with an award for having passed the International Certificate Business German exam held in April 1999. Jacob Bradshaw, Jordan Bayless and Jared Hattaway were three of five Utahans (and 87 nationally) who passed the exam. A passing grade enables students to work as communications consultants for companies in 168 countries that deal with German business affairs. There were only two in the nation that got an 'A' on the exam, one of them being Bradshaw. "This is quite an extraordinary accomplishment for UVSC," said Ger-man Professor Ruediger Lehnardt "There were only five people in Utah who passed the exam and three of them were from our college. I think that says a lot about the program and about the students here," he said. Lehnardt continued, "Perhaps students will be able to recognize how knowing a second language is becoming more and more important in our shrinking world." The PWD (German abbreviation) is the only authorized organization to administer the exam that tests students' abilities to converse on the phone, carry on business with Ger-man business associates, negotiate business deals, deal with customer service relations and serve as world wide business correspondents. The certificate really prepares students for the international business world, makes them well-rounded and a prime candidate to be hired by top competitive businesses," said Ruediger. ' "Our German students here at UVSC have the skills to perform competitively. We have approximately 100 students each semester go on to complete their German minors at other universities and though we have had it approved to have an official German program at UVSC by the academic board it is all contingent on our enrollment numbers. Hopefully, now students will recognize that is this a worthwhile and legitimate class." Hattaway, one of the three who passed the exam has recently been hired as a business correspondent. First Night celebration a success Provo ShopKo accused of selling illegal prcducls V Braclv Cull imore MA" NetXNews A sst. News Mr The Provo First Night celebration was held in downtown Provo on New Years Eve. The festivities weren't anything compared to New York, Paris, or London, but it provided a fun atmosphere for those wishing to celebrate 1 if. , a E o CO O o o c , . . ... ... . Q Provo's First Night-Utah County residents rang in the new year at the Center Street-University Avenue intersection in Provo. Local talented provided theentertainment. the beginning of the new millennium. The Center Street-University Avenue intersection was blocked off and booths were set up to sell hot chocolate, hot dogs and other hot food. With the temperature around 25 ' degrees, bundled-up residents from all over central and southern Utah enjoyed listening to local bands performing cover songs. A high point in the evening came when local favorite Johnny B. began his stand-up comedy routine at around 11:00. His Mormon humor was welcomed by the frost-bitten crowd. Finally, the time came for the countdown to begin. With the entire crowd piled into the intersection, all eyes were on the ball hoisted 100 feet in the air by a crane. The countdown began. It was quiet and slowly built in volume. As the ball reached ground level, fireworks exploded and thousands of balloons were released into the air. The celebration continued for the next 30 minutes. While it would have been fun to be in Times Square to bring in the new millennium, Provo provided an enjoyable alternative for those wishing to celebrate with a crowd. W NetXNews Reporter Early in December reports that the ShopKo on University Parkway in Provo has been illegally selling Paul Mitchell products came about fueling a much debated conflict between the two companies. Sherry Olsen, Shopko General Customer Service Representative, explained that Shopko has obtained the salon products from legitimate suppliers such as Quality King. "The products sold at our Shopko stores are more convenient and are frankly better," said Olsen. "Our customers enjoy a lower-priced product available at our stores." When confronted with the black marketing issue at the Provo facility, Olsen maintained that ShopKo is doing nothing illegal. "Paul Mitchell can say what they want. Legitimate business people are making a product available, and they don't like it," she said. Olsen is sympathetic towards the salons with whom Paul Mitchell has contracted. "(However) they are not controlling distribution sales like they promised salons they would. They should be careful who they let distribute their distribute their products," she said. On Dec. 7, John Paul Dejoria, Owner of the Paul Mitchell line, took approximately 50 students from the Von Curtis Academy in Provo and went to the Shopko location in question. They discovered that the Paul Mitchell products had been diluted and that the bar codes had been damaged. This means that if there is a product recall no returns can be made. "It is certainly not illegal," said Olsen. "Absolutely nothing fraudulent. Nothing counterfeit." "It's not right," said Dejoria. "It also hurts our retail because people think that they are getting the same product when they're not." The illegal distribution of Paul Mitchell products has been occurring all over the country at such stores as Rite Aid. Dejoria has been visiting stores that have allegedly been selling his product on the black market. He has also been speaking to various store managers to ensure that his products are sold through exclusive contracts only. An official memo has been sent by Olsen to the Provo Shopko store stating that their supplier Quality King L . .a Ft : ? A , 0 ' o I Scam poo - The Provo ShopKo has been accused of illegally selling Paul Mitchell products. does not supply Paul Mitchell products illegally. Attempts to obtain a copy of the memo have been declined. Interoffice Store Manager Wendy Sieber told The College Times that store representatives are not commenting on the issue as advised by their corporate offices. WEEKEND WEATHER 37 17 42 21 HIGH LOW HIGH LOW Friday ',(' rlimily. Imik fur ,l,iiiu;iry wlmr silrs ;il 11lir Infill m. ill Saturday iltr slnprs. il iul sii hillfilv mill Inilnv. 39 19 HIGH LOW Sunday Cnilhl II hr .innllifr slnrili is 1111 llif linn-'Mill '.' INSIDE Ripley's believe il or not, - Mall Damon turns in another career-making perlormaiiee as Iho haunlinly disturbed Thomas kipley See page 9 QUOTE OF THE YEAR (99 President Clinton 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2000-01-05|
|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, 2000-01-05|
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