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ATVNews—Public safety, hero beavers, missionaries, weather & sports

March 29th, 2013 Posted in Opinion

LOGAN—In the latest Aggie TV News, Logan has been ranked the safest metro area in the nation—lowest in major crimes like homicides, burglaries, aggravated assaults and rapes—but on campus, forcible sexual assaults are slightly higher than in Cache Valley overall. Marie Titze reports on the overall crime picture.

Anchors Eric Jungblut and Jenna Lynn report that Utah legislators have given USU the green light for the start of construction of a new Health & Wellness (formerly known as the Aggie Rec Center) next Fall. Students will foot the bill to the tune of $30/semester once the center opens.

Katrina Warburton has been checking out some new patients at the wildlife rehab center in Ogden—six beavers that were doused in diesel fuel from a Chevron pipeline leak at Willard Bay last week. Aside from the oily beavers, which are being cleaned and treated, no other wildlife were hurt in the big oil spill—27,000 gallons. The beavers were the heroes, as their dams prevented the fuel from flowing into Willard Bay, a 9,900-acre man-made reservoir that provides drinking water for communities in the Salt Lake Valley.

Some Mormon women are agitating for women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reports Tmera Bradley. The movement follows growing sentiment to permit women to lead prayers in the LDS church.

The College of Natural Resources has only about 500 students, but they’re not shy about telling their story, reports Katrina Warburton. On campus, it’s Natural Resources Week, included a 5K run, information booths, log-sawing, a grey wolf and other attractions.

As younger missionaries are accepted by the LDS church, lines are longer than usual at the USU Health & Wellness Center as would-be missionaries make appointments for physicals, reports Eric Jungblut. That means there is less time available for sick students who walk in at the health center. Missionary leaves of absence at USU have doubled for young men, who are now accepted at age 18, and sextupled for young women, who may now serve a mission at age 19. Dr. Jim Davis says the wellness center is trying to accommodate all demand.

Telecommuting is nothing new, but can a rock band telecommute? Good Blood is using electronic communication so drummer Andrew Tolman can  telecommute between his home in Provo to work with the other three band members in Cache Valley. The band sends music tracks back and forth to compile finished songs, reports Brandon Fonda. Now that Tolman is moving to Los Angeles, Good Blood’s electronic music will play on.

Springtime has finally entered Cache Valley. Aaron Griffiths has the warming forecast, plus a warning about high pollen levels in Cache Valley. Will it be sunny and warm for Easter?

Is USU still predominantly a basketball school, or is football gaining ground? Jason Borba investigates growing football popularity after last fall’s big season at Romney Stadium.

Courtney Robinson anchors the Aggie sports desk, and reports that the USU club baseball team—last year’s national club league champs—is ranked fourth nationwide as the season opens.

And Jenna Lynn checks out USU’s recycling system. USU recycling coordinator Nathan Schwartz discusses how USU could do a better job reusing recyclable stuff.





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