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nn . m. II flit U I f mm WEDNESDAY October 13,1999 Volume 28, Issue 8 Opinion Euthanasia and the sanctity oflife A4 Inside the Quad Fab lab: The MATC has it all Outside the Quad Martina McBride is full of "emotion" Sports Boxing battle of the sexes goes to a woman B3 B5 Marketplace Ads and stuff B8 ffCPCl I I 511 I I S U MM INSIDE Running strong UVSC's Marie Hodsen once again comes in miles ahead of the competition. See page 11 Utah I iiIIm Stat o (I olleie jjL'i, .. I t f if N 11 wrl amelie White etXNews Editor On Oct. 6, Gordon Hayden, a computer technician, detected an odor that he described as Ether. He quickly called for assistance summoning local fire units as well as paramedics. What firefighters found was crowded halls despite a sounding alarm. Hayden said, "it worries me that the students don't pay any attention to them." Fire Marshall Justin Spraig said, "it took an odor similar to rubbing alcohol, so we took some air samples. Yet, it was not large enough for Dr. Mecham (head of the Chemistry department) to come analyze." Ether can be used for various different things such as starter fluid and anesthetics. "The biggest problem with Ether is that it's flammable," Spraig said. "It's extremely flammable and almost explosive if it's mixed just right with other things. It's also an asphyxiant." In a poll conducted by NetXNews it was discovered that 85 of the students refuse to evacuate when the fire alarm sounds. One student said, "I don't leave because they (the alarms) go off so often. That's why I don't leave." The question then arises as to why the fire alarms goes off so frequently? Is it a malfunction? Is someone playing with the alarms? What exactly is the cause behind all the chaos? Fire Marshall Justin Spraig, who is in charge of the fire alarms on UVSC campus, said "We still don't know the exact cause behind the fire alarms. Last Wednesday it was a report of someone smelling an Ether odor, but we don't know who was behind all of that." Spraig did; however, offer insight as to the possibilities causing the numerous fire alarm blares in the Student Center. "The Student Center cafeteria has alarms and smoke detectors near where they cook food, there is one near where they cook mashed potatoes and students stand in line, and they neglect to pay attention to their water and heating levels." Spraig continued, "Sometimes they leave their burners on, and it sets them off . They've been told time and time again so that's probably behind the alarm going off so much in the Student Center." When UVSC dining services was confronted with the news that their facility may be the source, Dining Services Director, Val Brown had this to say: "We definitely don't want to set off the alarm because we have to close doors and we lose sales." He continued, "Of the last six to eight alarms, three of those have been because of the dining center and that's because the area where the sensor is, is above the steam well where we change pans. If too much steam rises, it hits the sensor and sets the alarm off, thinking there's a fire." Brown added, "There are 20 different fire sensors in different fire ; areas in the Student Center ' that have been triggered and no one knows the cause. We ' have instructed our employees to be careful and not trigger the sensor. We don't want to cause problems, but we have to sell food. My suggestion would be why don't they (the Fire Department) move the system from the wells where we change pans. We must change them at least 50 times a day!" "The smoke detectors are required to be there (above the wells)," said Spraig. "The reason it goes off is because it gets dried out and water enters it from the changing of pans." In response to Brown's suggestion Spraig made ref- erence to the financial aspect, "It would take an awful lot of money to move it." In the meantime, students are encouraged to treat every alarm as an actual emergency and follow evacuation procedures."It's amazing the apathy students show towards emergency situations," said Hayden. 6 Hi 5 si Do Nothing Evacuate U5 1 t I 11 7 V. mm ii' in - - ' X Students stand in the hallway of the science building not heeding the sounding alarm worries me that students don't pay any attention to them (alarms). Gordon Hayden JfJ informed local authorities of potential ether smell at UVSC . :- iMhfVii.te.Mi II II -II 1 1 I t -I nnifm Kader shows exemplary ethics V Elaine Engflekart to! NetXNews Guest Writer Dr. Omar Kader has been awarded the Sixth Ammual Excellence in Ethics Award by Utah Valley State College through their Center for the Study of Ethics. The Award will be presented on October 18 at 11 a.m. in the UVSC Ragan Theater. After the award, Dr. Kader will deliver an address on "International Business and the Questions of Ethics." At noon, a luncheon will be held in Dr. Kader's honor. All Ethics Across the Curriculum faculty are invited to the luncheon. It will be held in SC 117. Reservations should be called in to Melanie Hubbard at the Center for the Study of Ethics at 8455. From 1:30 - 3 p.m. a discussion on "internation Business and Ethical Problems" will be held for all Ethics Across the Curriculum faculty only. It wi'l be held in SC 117. Dr. Kader, a former Professor of International Studies and assistant See Ethics CONTINUED on pg. 6 Church and state subject of upcoming conference XStepl len Carter NetXNews Reporter It's a question on everyone's minds; what sort of wall should there be between church organizations and the state? A number of questions that test this separation have come to light within the past few years. Examples include the questions such as whether the government should give out vouchers for children to attend church-run schools, or whether the government should support faith-based charities. These issues will be the focus of a conference being sponsored by Utah Valley State College. The fourth annual Religion and the Humanities Conference, entitled "Religious Freedom and the First Amendment," will be on held on October 14 and 15, 1999. The conference is free and open to the public. Representatives from a variety of perspectives have been invited to speak on issues relating to the legal and moral implications of the separation of church and state. Topics being discussed include religion in public schools, private school vouchers, and the debate regarding the United States as a Christian nation. "We feel extremely fortunate to have several nationally recognized scholars on our campus to discuss such important questions," said Brian Birch, conference coordinator and UVSC faculty member. "Religious freedom has been a significant issue in our community for more than a century, and we believe that an academic forum will help facilitate civil discourse." Steven Green, general council and See Conference CONTINUED on pg. 3 WEEKEND WEATHER 65 W 64 35 HIGH LOW HIGH LOW 60 35 HIGH LOW Friday Saturday Sunday Mostly cloudy, grey, and Sunny but don't be fooled, The sun's still there, but altogether dreary it's cold out there! the temp drops r iir 1 "irr - INSIDE Breast Cancer Awareness Month NetXNews' Danielle White details how her mother's story can help you help yourself. See page 3 QUOTE OF TI!E WEEK LDS President Gordon B. Hinkley "It's interesting how we've all been reduced to dot-coms."
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1999-10-13|
|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, 1999-10-13|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|