"Ignorance isn't only for deep things." -Dragon Lady
Question #30894 posted on 12/06/2001 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What days will Heritage Week be on campus in 2002??


A: Dear K.Leigh,

According to Multicultural Student Services, Heritage Week will be held from Friday, March 22 to Saturday the 30th, 2002.

--She Who Must Not Be Named
Question #30893 posted on 12/06/2001 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

In regards to my last question, I never said that sarcasm was bad. I had always supposed that when we left BYU, our Route Y e-mail accounts would be deactivated, yet one of my friends that graduated last year has continued access to her e-mail. Is my aforementioned supposition incorrect?

-Clinton King

A: Dear Clinton King,

No. You are correct in assuming our Route Y e-mail accounts will be deactivated. Fortunately, you are also incorrect. Well, kind of:

When Joe Cougar graduates from BYU, he will no longer have access to Route Y privileges, which will include his e-mail account. But there are always loopholes. A student may not be able to check e-mail on Route Y, but this does not mean the actual address will not still be viable?at least for an ambiguously defined length of time.

Currently, there is an option for students to enter forwarding information in order to read BYU e-mail in a separate account like Hotmail or AOL (it would be fair for me at this point not to recommend the latter, but such gripes are irrelevant to your question, so I will therefore restrict my complaint to a parenthetical insertion). After graduation, the Route Y address will still be good, but can only be accessed through a separate e-mail account. Upon braving the new world of wide-eyed, freshly married BYU alumni, Joe will have only 2-4 weeks (or so) to continue to enjoy this forwarding feature - and to make the necessary adjustments. It would be wise to inform loved ones, home equity loan solicitors, work-at-home advertisers and porn peddlers of the address change. They may have difficulty finding you.

Permanent BYU alumni e-mail accounts are available to former students, and can be established (preferably before graduation) by visiting the BYU Alumni web page. You may keep your current BYU e-mail address, with a slight variation: the ending will be .net, not .edu.

-Riot K
Question #30892 posted on 12/06/2001 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Everyone knows that the word of wisdom was initially revealed to Joseph Smith as a set of guidelines that would improve the health and longevity of church members, but that it was not obligatory initially. Question: When, how, and who changed the Word of Wisdom to be the set of strictly defined rules that it is today?

- Adam Milner

A: Dear Adam,

In 1851, President Brigham Young stood at the General Conference of the Church and proposed that all saints formally covenant to keep the principles set forth in Section 89. And according to the Church's history, the proposal was unanimously upheld. Adherence to the Word of Wisdom was later made a requirement to enter the temple, I believe under the presidency of Joseph F. Smith, although I couldn?t find a source to back that up. The interpretation of what constitutes such things as "hot drinks" and "strong drinks" has likewise been left up to the Prophet. For example, President Young also stated that "hot drinks" referred to tea and coffee (see Discourses of Brigham Young, 182). However, I wouldn't characterize the Word of Wisdom as a set of "strictly defined rules." There seems to be plenty of grey area within members can argue over the letter of the law (just read the Daily Universe's Letters to the Editor). Caffeinated and cola beverages, other hot drinks like herbal teas and hot chocolate, and meat consumption seem to be the most debated topics. Aside from the few specifics (alcohol, tobacco, drugs, coffee, tea), we are left to our own discretion in how we live to the Word of Wisdom. And personally, I like my Coke caffeinated and my steaks thick.

Question #30891 posted on 12/06/2001 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where can I purchase the board game "Master Detective Clue?" I am in great need.


A: Dear Clueless,

Unfortunately, Parker Brothers does not make "Master Detective Clue" anymore, which means that you cannot go into any store that sells board games and expect to see it on the shelf. But you probably already knew this. The 100 Hour Board is proud to be a trusted asset in you repertoire of information-finding resources.

The Game Den in the Provo Town Centre Mall can special order the game for you with a $10 deposit (which will go toward the final price when it actually arrives). There are two problems with this: first, there is no guarantee they can get the game?though they have done it several times in the past; second, the actual price is not set in stone: the elusive board game would be "somewhere around $30-$50." This can be frustrating if you are on a budget - or if you are in "great need" (which would imply that you want this thing ASAP). Game Den's delivery time normally takes 1-2 weeks, but because Christmas is approaching, it may take even longer.

Personally, I would just check eBay. At the time of writing, there were 10 listings for the game, prices ranging from $6.85 to $31.

-Monsieur Brunette, with the Horseshoe, in the Carriage House
A: Dear Clueless-

I assume you are talking about "Clue Master Detective". If so, the game is out of print. Your best bet is to try second hand stores and auction websites. E-bay has lots of stuff and would be a good place to try.

I just checked ebay and there are about 10 people trying to sell the game. It costs from around $7-60 dollars, probably depending on the condition the game is in. Good luck.

-Ghetto Superstar
A: Dear Clueless,

Apparently, Master Detective Clue is out of print and so it's pretty hard to find in stores. BUT there are a bunch of them available on EBay--priced from $20 all the way up to $70. Just go to www.ebay.com and search for "Master Detective Clue." Happy bidding!

--She Who Must Not Be Named
A: Dear Clueless,

I hear the blue botique in springville is the best place to get any type of game.

the captain
A: Dear Clueless: Try Toys 'R' Us or Game Master in salt lake.

A: Dear Wish you had a clue and more original name than "Clueless",

Number One- Please get a more original name. Nearly everyone who writes for advice signs that name, and considering that a) you might be a student, b) I got into BYU on some pretty tough credentials and have been accused of being smart and creative multiple times, YOU ARE NOT CLUELESS! Even if you think you are, I CONTRADICT YOU- (YOU'RE NOT!) We appreciate all questions; just asking for a different signature once in a while.

Number Two- As for your actual question: It all depends on where you live, resources, and your desperation levels.

Way 1- Online: If you're daring and have some cash, I'd say that the most interesting way to find the elusive game would be to search online, probably at Amazon.com or some other haberdasherie (sp?) of mete intrinsics (AKA clue.com, parkerbrothers.com, miltonbradley.com, etc.) If you need it tomorrow night and you have the cash, go for overnight shipping and it will be at the doorstep where you need it the next night by the next night.

Way 2: Buy from Brick and Mortar Store, using cash, check, credit- If you're looking for a more physical interaction, try Toys R Us using the great Utah Bus system if a car is not in your posession, or call a few stores beforehand such as ShopKo before daring out into the venturous world.

Way 3- Borrow If you want the cheapest and least creative way of doing it, use a campus phone to call the different lobbies in DT as well as the main desk for DT or any other dorm and see if they have the game. Usually they will let you borrow it if you turn over your student ID to them.

Way 4- Um, if ways 1-3 don't work out, complain to someone who might do something about it. Finally, I recommend calling the BYU info line and seeing if they can connect you to student services, and then trying to contact someone who might possibly carry a key to a before unknown game closet that may be stashed at the Wilk. This game closet may not currently exist, but if your trials hold invalid, I recommend suggesting it to each candidate during the next BYU election.


Fresh from VA AKA Killer Uno Addict
A: Dear Clueless:

My dear friend, you have certainly asked that age-old question . . . that question that has stumped philosophers throughout the ages . . . that question that, if only could be answered, would bring about world peace, end hunger, stop global warming, instill love in the hearts of mankind . . . .

Oh wait. I'm thinking of a different question.
You're wondering how to locate a Milton Bradley board game? You're joking, right? I can't imagine that you seriously need help with this one.

Question #30890 posted on 12/06/2001 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Last year my wife, who is not a student at BYU, got a parking ticket on BYU campus. She was parked in a "service vehicle only" spot on Sunday. She never paid the ticket and refuses to do so. My questions are as follows: 1) Can BYU force my wife to pay her fine through legal action? 2) Is it morally correct to pay the meter-reading "cops" with tithing funds for working on the Lord's day of rest?

-breakin the Law!

A: Dear Wanna-Be Criminal's Husband,

I wish I could ask why your wife was parked in that spot to begin with, but I guess I'll dismiss your spouse's initial possible joke-law breaking maneuver (service vehicles only, and she was parking there on a Sunday to give service, right?) for a words' worth (there--WORD), besides her illiteracy for not being able to read most likely heavily posted signs, and stubborness (in that it's gone on already a year?!!), to discuss your question in five parts:

#1- I don't know if BYU would make her go through a court proceeding for the fine. If you ask them about it, they might give you a hearing date. It seems like she has little case on her side to keep her from paying the fine. You're probably her character witness and you confessed before the entire board that she did it with intent to park there, at the very least. Any court fees she'd rack up, not to mention if you want to get a lawyer worth anything- that's going to cost you probably more than the fine and the emotional hassle and court paperwork, etc. is worth. Through your indications, you seemed to say that you ARE a student and as such probably don't make enough yet to support anything worth calling a case, unfortunately enough.

#2- I don't know about ROTC beat-downs. I'm not living in the bubble right now, my Grandma died on the 26th of November (writing this on the 28th to numb some grief by kicking written tail), I watch CNN and Afghanistan instead of KBYU and Teletubbies, and read the Washington Post instead of the Daily Universe, so I haven't had time for (from 2,000 miles away at least) seemingly insignificant hussles between students. (If the ROTC exersized unrighteous dominion over students, they need to be disciplined and made to do community service at the very least. Sorry, but I'm not up to date on that story.)

#3- I don't know if the cops are paid by the church or by Provo. In any case, whoever's paying them needs to give them a congratulatory pat on the back for doing their job since your wife WAS parked illegally, according to what you wrote. I'm grateful that cops, firefighters, and doctors work on Sunday and protect me and my peace of mind when I'm worshiping God. So long as it's done in shifts where they can get to meetings most Sundays out of the month, I find it a high and noble sacrifice that they'd bother taking time out to help those in need and catch the law-breakers on their day of rest. I greatly doubt they ticketed your wife with malicious intent.
They're honorable citizens, doing their job on Sunday because there are people out there parking in service-only spaces when they're not service vehicles-- breaking the law on Sunday. If you have any problems with cops, firefighters, or others like that in general, I recommend you talk with a few of them from NYC and tell them that your wife is justified because they shouldn't be doing their jobs on Sunday.

#4- It doesn't matter whether or not she's a BYU student. She parked in a spot where she wasn't supposed to unless she was actually in a "service" vehicle, and so she got ticketed. On any given Sunday, there are multiple places to prowl, and in the prowling pursuit, eventually find a parking spot. I'd say that she has even more fault than a student, considering that if she was parked in a BYU space on Sunday, she should know that those spaces go by too fast for words and BYU students need to use them every day other than and including the Sabbath. In general, BYU students have to buy little stickers for their cars in order to park in the lots in the first place. See, we already give the school a form of "protection money" for our cars to NOT be ticketed in certain lots and certain times, etc. Even still, a student or a non-student would be ticketed for that type of spot if it wasn't a service vehicle.

#5-According to the evidence brought before this court, I (the judge, jury, and sentencer in my little mental courtroom Judge Judy,) find your wife is guilty and stands to be convicted. Unless the fine is more than you can afford without help, I'd say pay it and stay outta my court room.

Hits her gavel; case dismissed,

Fresh from VA AKA Killer Uno Addict
A: Dear breakin the Law:

According to my understanding, Yes and Yes. The BYU Police are an extension of the Provo Police. You could always argue that BYU is private property, but then they could press charges for tresspassing which carries steeper penalties. As far as meter reading cops go, I am glad that my reserved parking is always open for me because they always have an eye or two in the bushes.

-Knut the great
A: Dear Lawbreaker,

According to the university police, citations are given out on Sundays in an effort to keep emergency access to all the buildings available to police and fire departments. The service vehicle spot in which your wife parked was one reserved for them. Since emergencies happen weather it is Sunday or not, emergency services have to work every day of the week also; including Sundays, holidays, conference weekend, finals week, birthdays, and national elections. The university cops are there to make sure in case of emergency, they have access to the buildings, and tickets tend to be an effective deterrent.

In answer to your first question, yes. University police are real police with a limited jurisdiction. Ignoring a ticket issued by the police is not a good thing to have on your record, but if you feel it is unwarranted, you have 14 days to appeal it. Simply refusing to pay it is the least effective way to get your point across.

In response to your second question, in a first presidency message from 1973 president Romney stated "Latter-day Saints should strictly obey the laws of the government in which they live. By our own declaration of faith we are committed to do so, for we declare to the world that 'we believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.' (A of F 1:12.) This we do in harmony with the Lord?s command" Part of sustaining the law is providing representitives to insure that those on byu campus are obeying the law. Unfortunately, that requires people to work on sunday. For further questions, see http://www.byu.edu/stlife/up/ or http://www.lds.org

A: Dear Breakin' the Law-

I don't know whether or not the BYU ticket office will come after your wife legally because she refuses to pay her ticket, but let me tell you this: I hope they do.
You see, similar to the fact that criminals will committ crimes on Sunday, inanimate objects are also known to NOT keep the Sabaath Day holy. Sometimes, things such as water pipes, gas lines, sinks, toilets, electrical lines, etc who don't understand that its the Lord's day of rest break down on Sunday. When this happens, things need to be fixed right away, seeing as all BYU buildings are in use for church meetings on Sunday. So BYU has parking space available right near each building so trucks carrying the equipment to fix a facilities problem can park as close to the building as possible. Of course, problems don't always happen on Sunday, and often problems may not occur on Sundays except for once or twice a year. But unfortunately, gas lines and sinks don't tell you the exact time and date of when they will break down, so that is why the service parking spaces must be kept open at all times. As for the ticket officers working on Sunday-if your wife (and people like her) would simply follow the rules and park in another space, then they wouldn't have to be working on Sunday. IT IS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOUR WIFE THAT THEY HAVE TO WORK. If everyone followed the laws of the land, like we are supposed to, then they wouldn't have to work on Sundays to enforce the laws. By the way, two wrongs don't make a right. Even if you are convinced its wrong to get a ticket on Sunday, refusing to pay it and breaking the rules of BYU doesn't help your cause and make you right - it just makes you a self-righteous schmuck who thinks he is above the law. So pay up, follow the rules, and stop whining.

-Ghetto Superstar
Question #30887 posted on 12/06/2001 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I've been wondering what the letters "ISBN" stand for on books, also, who decides what the ISBN for a book is and when did they first develop?

- Librarian Wannabe

A: Dear Librarian Wannabe,

"ISBN" stands for "International Standard Book Number." As the name implies, it is a unique identification number for books. Believe it or not, there is a website: isbn.org, where you can read the following tantalizing information: "The ISBN is a unique machine-readable identification number, which marks any book unmistakably. For 30 years the ISBN has revolutionised the international book-trade. 159 countries and territories are officially ISBN members."

Fascinating, eh? It gets better. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, publishers realized that standardization was necessary. David Whitaker and Emery Koltay introduced the ISBN; it was approved by the ISO (International Standards Organization) in 1970. Interestingly, one must apply for an ISBN (it is voluntary). The organization then assigns the number based on the publisher, the title, a group identifier (geography, language, etc.), and a check digit (long story). Currently, there is a ten-digit standard. Effective January 1, 2006, the ISBN will shift to a thirteen-digit standard (inflation, I suppose). I know you're holding your breath.

Note that the ISBN is different from the Library of Congress Catalog Card Number (used in older books) and the bar code number. So much for standardization.