January 1999


News
League of Women Voters Talks Issues in Cache Valley
1/20/99 Juvenile corrections, child abuse, and transportation are topics that will be addressed by the League of Women Voters of Cache County in the coming year.

Donation fund set up for USU staff member with cancer
1/22/99 The Cache Valley and university communities have raised one-third of the money for a $93,000 stem cell rescue procedure.

Cache citizens group calls for WCD re-vote, others disagree
1/22/99 Anticipation as well as aprehension are felt on February 2, the day for the special election to decide whether Cache County will form a Water Conservancy District (WCD).

Nibley City applies for a loan to upgrade water system
1/22/99 Under the watchful eye of 13 boy scouts, Nibley City Council passed a resolution to apply for a $230,000 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture at the council meeting held January 21, 1999.

Fate of Amalga Barrens Dam tossed around at meeting
1/22/99 The issues of the proposed Amalga Barrens Dam were gutted open at the Bridgerland Audubon Society's monthly meeting Thursday night.

Five panelists spoke on plans and problems associated with the site including soil influences on the water quality, potential earthquakes from three nearby fault lines, and wildlife preservation.

Nibley City applies for a loan to upgrade water system
1/22/99

Under the watchful eye of 13 boy scouts, Nibley City Council passed a resolution to apply for a $230,000 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture at the council meeting held January 21, 1999.
The loan will be used to upgrade Nibley's current 10-inch water line and replace it with a 16-inch line capable of handling a larger water flow.
Features
Reference librarian helps students surf the Net
1/22/99 The man who knows the library inside and out has almost gone.
Warren Babcock was Utah State University's reference librarian until he retired at the end of December. However, he continues to help at the reference desk and teach students how to find the information they seek for about 10 hours a week. Specifically, Babcock spends most of his time teaching students how to research articles without using physical materials, but rather the Internet.

Training dogs is not 'for the birds'
1/22/99 Sitting behind a desk stacked with various manuals, papers and books, Nancy Roberts coaxes Payson, a 12-week-old puppy in training, into his kennel.

Payson is being trained to be an aid dog for the disabled. His main tasks will be opening doors, picking up dropped objects for his companion, and other assistance needed.

Donation fund set up for USU staff member with cancer
1/22/99 The Cache Valley and University communities have raised One third of the money for a $93,000 stem cell rescue procedure.

Susan Grey, a graphics specialist in the Space Dynamics Laboratory, has friends and colleagues who have organized a medical trust in her name. Money is being donated to Grey to cover the expenses of a stem cell rescue procedure that will put her ovarian cancer into prolonged remission and give her a chance for survival.

Rolly and Wells give us the scoop
1/26/99 "Never in my 30 years of journalism has there been a better time to report politics," said political columnist Joann Jacobsen-Wells.

She and Paul Rolly teamed-up eight years-ago to co-author the tri-weekly column "Rolly and Wells" for the Salt Lake Tribune. Now, they are known as two of the most feared and respected political journalistsin Utah, said Ted Pease, USU communication department head.

Sports

Success is sweet for Aggie gymnasts
1/22/99 Before the 1999 season began for the lady gymnasts of Utah State, head coach Ray Corn predicted Christy Denson would be fun to watch.

Denson proved her coach right on Friday night as she helped lead the 23rd ranked Aggies over the University of California Golden Bears 192.95 to 180.425.

USU Gymnasts triumph at home
1/22/99 The Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at Utah State University is buzzing with an excitement that Women's Gymnastics Coach Ray Corn says he has never seen paralleled in his 21 years at USU, according to a 1999 media guide.

Friday, the 23rd ranked Aggies showed 2,385 fans in attendance at the Spectrum that excitement Corn was talking about.

Johnson makes way for win over NMSU
1/30/99 Donnie Johnson has paved the way many times for the Utah State men's basketball team this season, and Jan. 30 against New Mexico State was no different.

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