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WEDNESDAY March 10, 1993 Volume 27, Issue 32 Opinion Sounding off about 4 letter words Life! Goto thebjgftest mall in America 6 8 Sports Baseball lefienend Joe DiMagflio dies at 8-1 1 1 Marketplace 12 MlTTTYT! 1 r? Li i V i I all l'allet !il ill i' foil i o e INSIDE Sports Season Finale Men and VVomens Basketball tournament came to an end in the SVVAC tournament. See page 10 v I y. M Road Rage: More likely in Utah than LA SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah cities have a higher per capita rate of deaths due to aggressive driving. than many of thenation's largest metropolitan areas. A new study by the Surface Transportation Project, a coalition mostly of environmental groups, says better mass transit systems in other cities take more commuters off the road. In Utah, however, less convenient mass transit makes driving both more necessary and more frustrating. The report used federal data for the first comparison of aggres-siveLdriving death rates among states and cities. It said Utah ranked 17th worst among the states - with 9.7 deaths per 100.000 people in 1996 from such traffic violations as speeding over 80 mph, weaving, tailgating and running stop signs and red lights. Utah was placed in the top third of states with the deadliest rates of aggressive driving. The rales by metropolitan area in Utah were 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people in Salt Lake City. 7.46 in Ogden. 8.0 in Provo-Orem. and 8.24 in Logan. All those Utah cities ranked worse than some big cities where aggressive driving might be more expected, such as Los Angeles (6.0 deaths per 100,000 people). Detroit (4.9). Chicago (4.5), Washington. D.C. (4.1). and New York City (2.6). "States where more people walk, bicycle or use the bus or train tend to have much lower aggressive driving rates," the study said. "States with lower transit use and more miles of highway per person had much higher aggressive driving rates." It noted that in Utah, 73.9 percent of people drive a car to work. Meanwhile, it said only 2.3 percent take mass transit and 3.4 percent walk. In New York City, which has among the lowest aggressive driving death rates in the nation, 23.7 percent of people take mass transit to work; 6.1 percent walk; and 55.7 percent drive. . "Residents of metro areas with low transit use were 61 percent more likely to die in an aggressive driving crash than people who live in areas with high transit use," the study said. It also noted, "In a nationwide survey of transit users. 59 percent said they take the bus or train in order to avoid stress." The study blamed urban sprawl for many problems. "The endless strip malls and high-speed roads we're building seem to be a breeding ground for aggressive driving," said STP Executive Director Roy Kientz. The study said traffic-fatality rates are lower in cities that have compact neighborhoods with their own business districts, where more people can walk to work or shop or drive short distances. If J NOSE FOR NEWS The staff of The College Times Look home a national award this weekend in Miniapolis. c a n d i c k bow m a n Managing Editor The College Times brought home a first place national award last weekend. One issue from the current school year was submitted at the conference in Minneapolis on Friday for judges to examine while staff members attended classes presented by Pulitzer Prize winning journalists. Classes on how to improve the quality of a newspaper from topics such as manag-ing staff members to sessions on ivpogra- phy. "The classes were really great. We learned a lot from the presenters as well as other college newspaper staff members," said Kr Hie Englehardt, editor-in-cheif of The College Times. The Associate Collegiate Press awarded The College Times with the Overall Excellence Award in the two year category. Newspapers were judged in several areas such as design, content, and art. The College Times has won several national awards in the past. A first place award was received at a competition in San Francisco last March. Two third place awards were brought home at different conferences fall semester of 1998 "It's getting so that when we go to these conventions people actually know who we are. We're not this little no-name newspa per from Orem, Utah, we're a nationally acclaimed college newspaper, it's such an honor," said Englehardt. As part of the requirements for the Journalism 1 and Journalism 2 classes offered on campus, students are required to wrile between 10 and 13 news stories per semester. Students learn how to write news stories while getting some real life experience at the newspaper. "Without the stories from the Journalism students we would have a very hard time covering all the many events on campus. I've found that there are a lot of talented writers who don't even know they have the skills when they sign up for the class," said Englehardt. She strongly SEE AWARD CONTINUED ON PG. 4 I fit h . 7 J. -4 Horn ' , ' : " 1 Y TR. ft .... rrWlUJtW" ONTO,''. ' r. " u . t'l t Granl FhgareThe College Times NEWSIES: Members of The College Times staff proudly display their award winning paper. A I -A ""NX ' rra n rm sr-2 1 r n L;a L-za iuca a u 'J u w " m Tr ---, if "' " " Mi' " - ' " : ; -f T a A ' I 4 . v r As Ls the voting process begins, students are constantly bombarded by political propaganda. It is not always easy to choose between candidates or take a stand on a confusing platforms and constitutional changes. Inside this months Diversions you will find biographies of major candidates, from student body president on down. So take a minute and learn about election issues before going to. the poll to make your vote count.. PRESIDENTIAL WORDS: Dave Nabrotzky, student body presidentreviews his year in office and to next years presidential canidates . See page 5 Grant FlygareThe College Times CANDY FROM THE CANIDATE: Team Xtream's Mike Torgerson bribes student with candy in exchange for her vote. Torgerson is running for the office of Vice President of Academics for the 1999-2000 school year. ROCK THE VOTE: Find out where you can cast your bal- loL See page 5 .4 More students applying on Internet BOSTON (AP) - Colleges around the country are reporting a surge in applications this year, in part because the Internet is making it easier to apply. These days, high school seniors can apply to many colleges electronically. Some schools even waive their application fees --typically $35 to $60 -- for students who apply online. Other schools let students fill in their applications on computer screens and then print out a copy and mail it in theold-fashioned way. In souk1 cases, the colleges and the students split the application costs. "From the candidate's point of view, it is a much easier ballgame and the Internet has facilitated that." said Marlyn McC.rath Lewis. SEE APPLICATIONS CONTINUED ON PG. 3 Y2K glitch manageable WASHINGTON (AP)-Americans can expect, some power brownouts and should worry about their medical records, but disruptions from the Year V2EI-OXTES 10101 : 01001 lOIO'O oo 1010O1 11 1000". 1 10 101001 01 2 0 0 0 glitch are two senators investigating the problem say. "We will probably not know until we go through it." Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah. said Sunday. At issue is what will happen on Jan. 1, 2000. when older computer systems misread the year 2000 as 1900. "We will probably not have meltdown. This will no! be the end of the world as we know it. the way some Web sites are predicting." Bennett said. The Senate today held a hear-. ing on legislation that would limit punitive damage and take other steps to ward off what some could be up to $1 trillion in lawsuits resulting from Y2K-relaled disruptions.The administration voiced concern about limiting' the legal rights of consumers to sue for damages, but Sen. Orrin Hatch. R-Ulah. sponsor of the bill w ith Sen. Dianne Feinstein. D-CaliL said it was needed to avoid "a rash of litigation that will inevitably shift scarce resources from fixing the Y2K problem to defending lawsuits, many of which will be frivolous."Bennett and -Sen. Christopher Dodd. l)-Conn.. who appeared together on CBS' "Face the Nation." plan to issue a report on possible ramifications from the Y2k computer problem. A draft version of the report concludes that aviation airways will be safe, nuclear weapons will slay in their silos and most power grids w ill work. Bui the law makers also pointed to major problems in foreign countries, notably Russia, in the United States, they said, there could be minor disruptions in food and energy supplies, health care SEE Y2K CONTINUED 0NPG.3 INSIDE Zoom! n ..... r -r Hale Center Jason Hale tells the truth about the dav to day living of a UVSC student. 1 " - ' v IMSIDE Life! Spring Break Get the goods on your travel plans for Spring Break, which will be held March 17-19 at UVSC. See page 8 QUOTE OF THE WEEK "...And that is the biggest understatement of the decade.' Barbra Walters, on her interview with Monica Lewinsky 1 s',"5T. 1 K a-.A.. ..... - - ; See page 2 MEL..
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1999-03-10|
|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, 1999-03-10|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|