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VOLUME 66, ISSUE 25
MARCH 27, 1998
Oh brings a national gambling problem home
n BRIBERY CASE: Campus
betting has increased across the nation, causing concern over the integrity of college athletes. BY JULIE HARDEN Daily Titan Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton student Jack Oh will spend this weekend preparing his defense against point-shav-
Dept. chair dismisses battery allegation
ing charges rather than watching the Final Four men’s basketball tournament. Oh, 21, appeared before Judge W. Michael Hayes in North Orange County Municipal Court for another pre-trial hearing Thursday. He was there reportedly to accept or decline a deal offered to him by the court. But in a proceeding that took less than three minutes, Oh stood clutching his hands together behind his back while his lawyer simply agreed
to continue with the set date for the preliminary hearing. “Today’s appearance was for the purpose of any further negotiations that may have been needed between the two sides,” Deputy Public Defender Sonja Muir said outside the courtroom. “But things haven’t been resolved between us so we plan to proceed with the preliminary hearing already set for April 9.” The preliminary hearing will determine whether Oh will stand trial
for the felony charge of "offering a bribe to a participant in a sporting event." Deputy District Attorney John Anderson was not present in court Thursday. At the preliminary hearing, Anderson will try to present evidence and witnesses to show that there is probable cause to believe a crime was committed and that Oh committed the crime. If the case goes to trial, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in
If it rains in Palm Springs I’m going to be pissed.
n COURT : Robert Emry,
first generation college students a backbone of academic support. By LAURIE SCHULTZ Daily Titan Staff Writer
By NICK BRENNAN Daily Titan Staff Writer
"It is all pretty stupid," Robert Emry said of the charges he faces in the alleged battery of a secretary. Emry, chair and professor of Speech Communications, was scheduled to appear at North Orange County Municipal Court on Thursday. He did not show up and Dean Hall, his attorney, appeared upon Emry's behalf. A new pretrial date has been set for May 7, by Judge Michael A. Leversen after Hall requested more time to gather information. Should this case go to trial, it will start June 1. Hall said he is waiting for investigation reports by Cal State Fullerton Public Safety. "There is Emry enough evi-
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This couple in Lot E that sought cover from Wednesday’s rains can expect showers and possible thunderstorms this weekend with possible clearing by Monday, according to weather reports.
Just like runners who must clear hurdles in competition, Educational Opportunity Program students have to overcome hurdles in achieving their educational goals. As opposed to Financial Aid, EOP is more than filling out forms and waiting for a check to come in the mail. It is an outreach program which provides orientation sessions, counseling, tutoring, academic advisement and special grants. EOP students are often the first in their families to attend college. "Some of EOP students may not have thought of themselves as college material because they may have not had an adequate curriculum or inadequate counseling in high school,” said EOP counselor Pete Nelson. “They may have been the first one to graduate from high school in their family. They may be a single parent who feels burdened by caring for children and attending school and needs help with time management.” Alejandra Gomez is a senior human services major who wants to become a parole officer. She is an EOP and first- generation college student. "It is a fearful situation being the only one in the family who has gone to school," she said. “I struggle with my family because my parents think school is not important and think I should stop going to school." She participated in the EOP program at Rio Hondo Junior College but said that she "feels more on her own" in the CSUF program. Gomez said she had no intentions of attend-
Professors question GE “changes” n ACADEMIC SENATE : A sen-
ate committee has goals to help improve GE, but some professors don’t see how they will help. By JOAN HANSEN Daily Titan Staff Writer
After Thursday’s Academic Senate meeting, professors were left with the eternal question, “Where’s the beef?” In response to criticisms from the Western Accreditation of Schools and Colleges, which evaluates the quality of the university, a senate committee created a set of “learning goals.” These goals would require each instructor to place more emphasis on oral, written
and critical thinking in every general education class. These “goals” are guidelines meant to improve the quality of general education classes. No changes to the GE requirements or units have been made, leaving professors wondering what, if anything, has actually been done. Senators’ opinions on the changes presented by a senate committee ranged from “good job” to “what changes?” Senator Mark Shapiro said he checked the catalog against the changes and found nothing significant. “The ultimate product is the same,” Shapiro said. “There is some minor dressing up,” adding that, “This just keeps the people at WASC at bay.”
WASC criticized CSUF in the 1990 re-accreditation, saying the upper division general education lacked coherence with the lower division requirements. “This is not a program that looks to the future and that technology is reduced to a footnote on page seven,” Shapiro said. Other concerns included students’ ability to progress through the general education program without taking a foreign language in this age of cultural diversity. Senator Keith Boyum, speaking for the committee, assured the Academic Senate that categories and content of general education has not changed. The goal of the committee was to
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allegedly intended to bet as much as $11,000 per game. Sanders told the Orange County Register he considered the proposition but first questioned why anyone would want to gamble on a CSUF game. When he thought next that Oh may have been working undercover for the NCAA, Sanders took his story directly to his coaches. Titan Head Coach Bob Hawkings told Sanders to immediately inform
EOP gives hope to first-in-the-family college students n PROGRAMS : EOP offers
chair of the Speech Communications Department, doesn’t think the battery charge against him will ever reach the trial phase.
dence in the district attorney's mind to start the trial process," Hall said. "Whether or not there is enough evidence to warrant a trial, we will find out." However, Emry thinks differently. "I can't imagine that it will go to a complete trial," Emry said. Emry would not comment on the case. Roberta Grayson, the secretary involved in the case, was unavailable for comment on the court proceedings. The alleged misdemeanor occurred on Feb. 2. Emry allegedly struck Grayson with the flat part of his hand five times on her right shoulder after she asked if some drinking glasses sitting on her desk were his, Grayson said. Grayson said that she almost knocked over the glasses as she stood up from her desk. She recalled Emry then saying, "Bobbie always notices things that are wrong," as he allegedly struck the top of her shoulder. The next day Grayson asked for Emry's apology. He denied hitting her at first but then said he was only teasing her, she said. Darlene Trostad, another campus employee, witnessed the incident and Grayson’s request for apology, according to the police report of the incident. She would not comment on Emry's alleged actions. Lt. Jess Lopez of Public Safety said there is no other record of Emry ever having been involved in such incident before. Grayson also said nothing of such sort had occurred between Emry and herself or any other staff member before. Grayson still works in the Speech
state prison. Oh was arrested February 23 by the Fullerton Police Department after he allegedly offered CSUF basketball player Corey Sanders $1,000 to help ensure that the Titans lost by more than the 10-point spread in the February 19 game against Pacific. Sanders, a reserve center, could have reportedly made an additional $100 for every free throw missed and up to $75,000 for his continued cooperation with the scheme. Oh
fine-tune and raise students’ “learning goals” regarding their experience in class, Boyum said. The report stated the general education committee’s goals for student learning: “As a result of the GE experience, students should acquire knowledge of diverse disciplinary and cultural perspectives and skill in comparing, contrasting, applying, and communicating effectively in tasks appropriate to the courses.” “The bean counters are figuring out what it’s going to do with their enrollment,” said Bill Lloyd, professor of geography.
ing college until almost the end of high school. It was not until college recruiters told her that she could receive aid, that Gomez gave serious consideration to going to college. She said it is difficult attending CSUF because she spends her summers working to save money to pay for tuition and books. Gomez said the counselors, tutoring and computer resources in the EOP program have helped her achieve her educational goals. "I came to college to increase my skills, be someone and to get a better job," she said. Freshman Luis Morales has a similar story to Gomez's. Receiving poor grades and his family's tight resources made EOP an obvious choice. Life without luxury forces him to live in a nearby apartment because he cannot afford a car. "I decided to attend college in the summer after my senior year of high school when I experienced college life at a seven-week USC business school." Michelle Bicara is a freshmen taking 16 units this semester. Her mother was a single parent who attended vocational school. Qualifying for the program allowed her to receive money from loans and grants. She said she decided in her senior year of high school that she wanted to attend a university. A counselor and an English teacher encouraged her to move on, telling her she could still attend college even though difficult courses in her junior year had caused her grades to fall. "I didn't take high school seriously. I just wanted to graduate." Bicara said. "Due to EOP, I got to go to a university. Otherwise, I'd be stuck at a (community college)," said Bicara, "This has been a better experience. It has widened my horizons."
Reaching for a win
Titan baseball has dropped 3 of its past 5 games but looks to return to its winning ways this weekend against Sacramento State. —See Sports, page 5
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Department of Music
'Love Songs from a Tenor' with Mark J. Goodrich, tenor in faculty recital will be presented April 17 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. The recital will include a sequence of songs on love by Goodrich, who joined the music faculty in 1992. Before his arrival he had performed numerous operatic roles including Ernesto in 'Don Pasquale' and Fenton in 'Falstaff.' He has worked with opera director Cynthia Auerbach and performed at the Aspen Music Festival as a soloist. Goodrich received his doctorate degree in music arts at the University of Michigan under George Shirley and received his master's degree in music from Yale School of Music. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center box office for $8; $5 with Titan Discount. For more information call 278-3371.
The Idea Made Physical
An exploration of materials in today's art display will be in the Main Art Gallery, Visual Arts Complex from April 13 through May 13. The works will be comprised of a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials such as light, water, air and paint. The exhibition will include the works of five artists in which they each explore the potential of the materials they used. Admission is free but a donation of $3 is suggested. For more information contact Marilyn Moore, Main Art Gallery at 278-7750 or Elizabeth Champion, School of Arts at 278-2434.
Communications Week '98
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Communications Week, a week of events including speakers and activities dedicated to furthering professionalism and networking among communications students. The events will have professionals from the industry
speaking on all different aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, journalism, TV-Film, photocommunications, speech disorders, and speech communications. Communications Week will take place April 27-May 1. Admission is free and word has it some professors are giving students extra credit for those who attend sessions. Potential speakers include Oliver Stone; James Cameron, Titanic Producer; Vicki Vargas, NBC; Michelle Gomez-Ruiz, KTLA; Joseph Correl, political advocate; and many other professional. The communications office will update students on the status of the speakers as they are booked. For more information call Lori A. Walker-Guyer, Assistant Dean of Communications at 278-7083.
Film and Video presentation: Asian Economic Crisis Various dimensions of international education will be the focus of a daylong conference in the Titan Student Union from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Conference highlights include a discussion of how the current economic situation in Asia affects international education and international students; a panel discussion on immigration, featuring U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service representatives; and a faculty presentation on intercultural communication. Over 300 regional members are expected to attend the Asian Economic Crisis on conference Agenda. The cost for the conference is $55 per person. To register contact Les Rangel-Santos, district chair, at (818)592-2888. For more general information contact Robert B. Ericksen, director international education and exchange, at 278-7221 or Susan Metzler-Katsaros of Public Affairs at
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS PRSSA will present guest speaker Rick Sharga a technology marketing specialist of Shafer High-tech in the Titan Student Union Alvarado A and B at 7 p.m. today. For more information contact Mia Gonzales at (714) 590-2260. Department of Music's Wind Ensamble will hold a concert tonight at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Tickets are on sale at the Performing Arts Center box office for $8; $5 with Titan Discount (student, senior or CSUF ID). For
more information contact Elizabeth Champion, School of Arts at 2782434. TV taping of "Kings of Queens," will be held today at 5 p.m. Carpool to the event will meet in front of the Titan Student Union Pavillion. Contact Leticia Robles at 590-2260. "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" will be presented at the Curtis Theatre located at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center Saturday through April 5. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 & under
and may be purchased by phone, mail, fax or in person. For ticket reservations or for more information call 990-7722. Giant Used Book Sale will be sponsored by the Fullerton Public Library on Friday, April 3 from 1-4; Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, April 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. The three day event will be held at the Fullerton Library. For more information contact Abbie Macy, President at 529-3559. Eating Disorders, a confidential discussion group meeting at 5
p.m. every Monday in Langsdorf Hall room 208, for the university community. Group provides support for the difficult and challenging recovery of anorexia and bulimia. For more information call 278-3040 or 278-3928. A production of Romeo and Juliet will be performed in the Little Theatre starting April 24. Tickets may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office. For more information contact Jim Volz, Department of Theatre and Dance at 278-3538 or Elizabeth Champion, School of the Arts at
Child geniuses adjust to college
n YOUTH : College students younger than 16 years of age
prefer the challenges offered in college over high school. Christine Tatum
College Press Service At 14, Paul Davis is not a typical college student any more than television's fictitious Doogie Howser was the average doctor. But like Doogie, Davis, a student at Stetson University in Florida, has the smarts to hang with an older crowd. His grades and standardized test scores have landed him in classes much tougher than the pre-algebra and basic science his peers are studying now. Davis is one of a growing number of students 16 and younger who are getting a headstart on higher education. But that is still such a small group that the U.S. Census Bureau's figures are nothing more than educated guesses. The bureau's latest reliable figures show that in October 1995 approximately 6,000 of the nation's 1.7 million entering freshmen were 16 and younger. "Sixteen-year-olds probably make up most of that figure," a bureau
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school officials who then went to Public Safety. With Hawkings’ approval, Sanders assisted the police in their investigation. His cooperation eventually led to the arrest of Oh after a phone conversation was recorded between the two. On all accounts, Sanders should be commended for his actions, but what praise he has received has not been universal. Some have in fact questioned Sanders’ decision to pass up a steady stream of cash that could have flowed into his pockets. Such attitudes alarm people like Bill Saum, the NCAA’s sports agent and gambling representative. Saum , speaking to Newsday, pointed, with hope, to Sanders’ exemplary actions and described him as a hero and a role model for all intercollegiate athletes. But were Sanders’ actions that uncommon? Judging from several recent point-shaving scandals, you can bet on it.
NCAA not short on scandal The growth of campus gambling has not only created concern for the
spokesman said. "The number of people in college who are only 14 is very small." Davis scored 1,250 on the SAT as a seventh grader and started his studies at Stetson a year later. He remembers taking a taxi from his middle school to college after skipping his physical education class -- "a course, it should be noted, that is worthless and should be stricken from the curriculum," he said. Davis said the college atmosphere appealed to him because of its "challenging curriculum, which is not dictated or regulated by the federal government, (and) which allows more creativity in subject matter." He liked the campus' "ready access to food, unlike high school, where it is heavily regimented," and his feelings of "less peer pressure, less conformity of dress and less conformity of ideas." He said he also appreciated his professors, who "spend a lot more time broadening people's minds than correcting their delinquencies." Davis flourished in the new envi-
ronment. He earned a 3.7 GPA his first semester. But what about high school yearbook signings? Football games? The senior prom? Doesn’t Davis think he's missing something? "They all sound like a bunch of contrived, overblown crap, whose potential enjoyment is overshadowed by highschoolers' expectations," he said. "I have been to high school football games. They have nothing to do with football, and are merely an excuse to gather and rejoice in the rigid systems of hierarchy and conformity, which the entire high school experience thrives on." Nevertheless, experts say gifted students can pay a price when they bypass their peers. Many universities, aware of the potential danger and isolation unusually young students can face, require students to be at least 16 before they are allowed to study full time. Younger students are typically allowed to take classes part time, but are carefully monitored by advisers and counselors. Davis is not allowed to live in Stetson's on-campus residence halls because of the "liability issues" the school could face, said Residential
Director Michelle Espinosa. She said letting him live in a dormitory would be especially taxing for housing officials, who regularly would have to give his parents updates and ask them for permission to let their son participate in a wide range of campus parties and events. "A child that young certainly has social skills, but also needs a tremendous amount of institutional support," said Vicki Stocking, director of research of Duke University's Talent Identification Program. "Eighteenyear-olds have enough trouble adjusting to college. It can be far more traumatic for a young person who isn't ready. "Just because a person is smart doesn't mean they are emotionally mature enough to handle the experience," she continued." Then again, some young (teens) are much better suited for college than (grade) school." Jeff Hamrick, an 18-year-old freshman at Stetson, said the latter is especially true of Davis. "I have clearly thought when I've interacted with him that he would not, in fact, fit in with the intellectually
Did you Know? ... •The FBI estimates that $2.5 billion is illegally wagered on the NCAA tournament. •A Las Vegas oddsmaker says that $80 million will be wagered legally in “The City That Never Sleeps” on the tournament. •That same oddsmaker says the NCAA title game will generate about $10 million in legal gambling and between $750 million and $1 billion illegally.
NCAA but for the future of college athletics’ integrity. • In December, Steve “Headache” Smith and Isaac Burton Jr., former Arizona State basketball players, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sports bribery for their part in a point-shaving scheme during the 1993-94 season. • In 1996, 13 Boston College
football players were suspended for gambling. Two reportedly bet against their own team, although there was no evidence of point shaving. Boston College did have a gambling education program in place for its athletes at the time. The program’s
implementation was due in part to a point-shaving scandal that rocked the school in 1982 when a former basketball player was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role
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undeveloped children in high school," Hamrick said. "He is fully capable of interacting with me both socially and academically." Added 21-year-old Stetson senior Shannon McLaughlin: "He's more intelligent and mature than many 18 and 21-year-olds in the university setting." To help academically gifted children prepare for college, the University of Washington runs the Halbert Robinson Center for the Study of Capable Youth. About 55 students age 12 to 14 commute to the center each day for classes in English, history, math and physics. After one year of intense, preparatory classes -- commonly known as "academic bootcamp" -- they're allowed to enter the university full time. A 12year-old could feasibly earn a bachelor's degree before his or her 17th birthday. "Some do, but most students take advantage of the extra time they have to pursue double majors," said Nancy M. Robinson, a professor of psychiatry and social sciences who also serves as the center's director. "We're not out to win any awards from the Guinness Book of Records." Robinson said the center is careful not to choose students with erratic grades or those "who hate school and simply want to be somewhere else." "Our hearts go out to them because we know they're very bright and have probably never been challenged," she said. "But we've had no success in helping them." Robinson said many of the young students she supervises are happy to have found others much like themselves. "People on the outside looking in say our students are popular and wellliked," she said. "But our students have consistently reported that they have always felt as if something has been missing from their friendships and that they haven't been able to make real connections on a social level. "They find soulmates in here, though." Davis is also looking for his, and suspects they will come with time. "Age is not directly proportional to maturity, intellect or any other intangible attributes," he said. "If either the students or the faculty here weren't as supportive and stimulating as they (are), I wouldn't be here right now."
Fire extinguishes local business
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Graziano’s Restaurant, a family-owned mainstay in Yorba Linda for the past 20 years, was forced to shut down because of a fire that scorched the building two weeks ago. The restaurant is expected to re-open by July. Officials suspect arson to be the cause of the fire.
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in fixing games during the 1978-79 season. • An investigation remains ongoing into possible point shaving by two players at Fresno State during the 1996-97 season.. These incidents also underscore research results from a 1996 NCAAsponsored survey by two criminal justice professors at the University of Cincinnati. After surveying a combination of 648 Division I football and men’s basketball players, the two found that 25 percent of players had bet on college athletic events; nearly 4 percent had bet on games they participated in; and three individuals admitted to receiving money from a gambler in exchange for not playing well in a game. NCAA officials fear the growing
popularity of college basketball may fuel the already booming business of illegal sports wagering.
Gambling is BIG business The FBI has estimated that as much as $2.5 billion is already wagered illegally on the Division I men’s basketball tournament. In contrast, legal wagering in Las Vegas is estimated to bring in $80 million for this year’s tournament, compared with the $78 million wagered on the 1998 NFL Super Bowl. Monday night’s title game is expected to generate about $10 million in legal gambling alone, and between $750 million and $1 billion
illegally. Given such predictions, NCAA officials spent the past year preparing an aggressive educational campaign on the dangers of sports wagering, which included a video, anti-gambling posters and bumper stickers. Last month, the NCAA sent a 7minute video titled “Don’t Bet On It” to all 306 Division I men’s basketball programs. And for the first time all 96 officials assigned to the tournament were requested to watch the video before beginning play.
FBI makes its presence felt In fact, each of the Final Four teams, Utah, North Carolina, Stanford and Kentucky, will receive a
visit from Saum and an FBI agent this week at Alamo Dome in San Antonio to discuss the dangers of associating with gamblers. While Oh’s arrest brought the issue of campus sports gambling a little too close to home for some, others still take the situation lightly, saying Oh should rather be charged with reckless disregard for basketball standings. At the time, the University of Pacific was well on their way to claiming the Big West Conference title with their 7-foot-1 center, Michael Olowonkandi, a top NBA prospect. The Titans, however, were struggling in conference play, and lost that night 71-57. Sports enthusiasts across the
country will most likely remember the scandals of City College of New York in the 1950s, Boston College in the 1970s, Tulane in the 1980s and Arizona State in the 1990s. But with more student-athletes like Sanders, there is hope that CSUF will never make such a list. Sanders, in fact, has been questioned by some on his reasoning for passing up the bankroll of dead presidents he could have had flowing to his pockets.
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Gotta watch the toilets at Overflow U. why; I’m a man and I can flush. Yet when I go into the bathroom, I find toilet paper, paper towels, and, well, just really nasty stuff jammed into the urinal or toilet. I’ve never used a woman’s bathroom, but I’m sure it smells nicer and looks nicer, as well. This is not to say that I’ve never been in a woman’s bathroom. In the past, I’ve walked into a woman’s bathroom by accident once or twice, only to find that women stare at me strangely as they walk by. It’s an honest mistake, my walking into a different bathroom. We’ve all done it; I mean the doors do look similar in the sense that they are both made out of wood and have plaques with people on them. Anyway, I’m sure that women can flush. Men can do it, too. I’m sure some men are afraid to touch the handle or even the toilet seat. There’s a way around that as I learned the other day. You can use your feet. By lifting the toilet seat up with the side of your foot, you solve that problem. After you have finished, you can kick the handle to flush. It requires very little effort but a lot of balance. If you don’t want to use one of the aging, decrepit bathrooms, there are alternatives. Titan Student Union bathrooms are usually pretty clean. In the upper levels of University Hall, the bathrooms are very clean. Other bathrooms are also pretty clean in the university; they just may look like they’re out of “The Wonder Years.” For a real time warp, step into a bathroom located in Library South; any second I expected Kevin Arnold to come through the doors.
Perhaps I’m just being silly here. Maybe the condition of the bathrooms doesn’t mean a hill of beans in this world, and maybe I shouldn’t use the word beans. But anyway, this is my particular pet peeve.
Can’t we clean the bathrooms up, guys? Can’t we all pitch in and help make the bathrooms a better place? If not, is it OK if I use the women’s bathroom? I know where it is.
JOE FLORKOWSKI is a Daily Titan staff writer. Get your fix every Friday.
hat do Gennifer Flowers, Paula Corbin Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Kathleen Willey have in common, besides, of course, being publicity seekers and media manipulators? Answer: they have accused President Bill Clinton, one of the most powerful men in the world of “coming on to them.” Paula claims Clinton asked her to perform oral sex on him, Gennifer claims she and Clinton had a 12-year affair, Monica has actually denied having a sexual encounter with Clinton but she
supposedly claimed to a friend, who taped their conversations, that she had sexual encounters with Clinton more than once. Now Ms. Willey has recently come forward claiming Clinton touched her breast and put her hand on his genitals. How many of you reading this understand what being “sexually harassed” is? If you are not sure here’s an attempt to explain it. Women’s rights advocates, political analysts and legal experts all over the country are scratching their heads trying to arrive at a mutual definition as to what constitutes sexual harassment. Some experts claim that sexual harassment could be claimed by women if their jobs are threatened, or if they lose their jobs by not complying with sexual advances made by a superior. Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women said that if Willey’s accusations are true this would constitute a case of “sexual assault” because Clinton allegedly touched her and made her touch him. Gloria Steinem, a founder of the 1960s feminist movement said that if the President did touch
Willey, but backed down after Willey said ‘no’ to his advances, it would not be harassment but just that he “made a gross, dumb and reckless pass” at her. He displayed what some are calling “boorish behavior.” Boorish behavior might be when your boss makes suggestive or crude sexual remarks to you look or suggests some kind of sexual encounter, but you don’t lose your job or job-related benefits if you refuse your boss’s advances. In any case, being “sexually harassed” or just exposed to “boorish behavior” is demeaning, hurtful, embarrassing and disrespectful. I know one thing for sure. Clinton’s accusers better be telling the truth. If their accusations are fabricated, what a mockery this would make of the over 15,000 women a year who find the courage to file sexual harassment claims against their bosses. I know it took me over 15 years and a number of jobs to finally have the courage to say ‘enough.’ When I started out in the workforce in the early 1970s the term “sexual harassment” wasn’t even a
twinkle in anyone’s eye. Working in a male-dominated environment had its drawbacks. If your boss made lude remarks or came on to you, you either ignored it or gave in. That was the way it was. In 1987, after being hugged and kissed against my will by one of my supervisors at a job I had been on for six months, and after he whispered in my ear, “I’ve waited a long time to do this,” I knew it was time to draw the line. Immediately after quitting my job and with encouragement from my family, I filed a sexual harassment grievance with the E.E.O.C. (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Even though this episode in my life happened over 10 years ago, I remember every body movement and word said by my boss on that fateful day. I know it will be etched in my mind forever. I could imagine that Clinton’s accusers, if they actually experienced what they said they did, have that kind of memory. Fresh, like it happened yesterday. As a result of my grievance I received two weeks severance pay ($250) and the architectural firm I worked for was required to develop and
distribute to its employees (99 percent of them male) sexual harassment handbooks. I didn’t get a spot on “60 Minutes” or a write-up in any major magazine or newspaper, but I did get the satisfaction of knowing that any women who may work at that firm in the future might be treated with more respect than I was. I guess I can not blame Clinton’s accusers for waiting so long to come forward. After all, they are accusing the most powerful man in the world of being “boorish.” And as the old saying goes, “misery loves company.” I was just accusing a business manager at an architectural firm of doing something to me against my will. But I know, if he had been the most powerful man in the world, I still would need to draw the line. Just like Gennifer, Paula, Monica and Kathleen had to do.
Re: “Things must change before CSUF withers away”, Thursday, March 26. This school is not dying it is headed exactly where it should be, into the future, as shown by this week’s failure of the fitness center referendum. Although the majority of people speaking was a small percentage of the total number of students that were eligible to vote, it does not change the outcome. There should be no new sports building on campus. If I am not mistaken the students a decade ago voted for a new building on campus, the football stadium. Why then do we not have a football team? Why does it stand there as a monument to the absurdity of an archaic sport? This school and the majority of thespians who
attend it are not centered on sports. They are centered on social sciences, physics, engineering, communications, and business. This university was founded for one purpose, which is to educate the masses. It was not built in a sprawling rural area where a college town could be built up around it to house thousands of dorm students. It is here for people to come and learn. To believe that people living in Arcadia or Mission Viejo would drive 20 to 30 miles to exercise in a state-of-the-art facility is mindless and self-centered. I do feel regret for the students that do attend this school through a sports scholarship or attend here to participate in the sports program. You people truly are working and participating in
dilapidated buildings with workout equipment that belongs in Ancient Rome. If the Associated Students Executive Office had done its job they would have sent ballots to every parent whose children attend this school as well as the students. Those are the people that should have voted, those are the people that care. They would have soundly defeated the referendum also. And to say that the thespians that attend this school are not lacking in pride is a shameful, spiteful comment. What do you know about everyone else’s pride? It is focused where it needs to be, in the clubs and associations that will develop their fledgling careers. How many students have you seen walking around with backpacks, hats, and shirts with the CSUF logo emblazoned across them?
The students that do attend this school are not bothered by the fact that are sports program is not strong they are because they can not attend colleges down the road that cost thousands of dollars more a year than does this university. That is why we are here, that is why we voted no, that is why we can not afford another dime. We can only hope that AS will draft a new plan and that more attention might be given to this type of proposal so that a greater number of students might voice their opinions. And should their opinions not be in agreement with those that support the fitness center referendum, that they might not be denounced as having less honor or less pride in the school than others. Sam Porter, Economics Heidi Berger, Accounting
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First of all, I want to thank the 2,122 students who voted against the Fitness Center. Perhaps it will serve to remind the Associated Students that they are here to serve our interests, not the other way around. But the main point of this letter is to address the patronizing accusations leveled at us “No” voters in recent issues of the Daily Titan. In the March 25 paper, Erin Smith, CSUF director of recreational services, is quoted as saying, “I think the morale overall at CSUF is pathetic.” Chris Hulme, of the AS Finance Committee, “feels betrayed,” and says, “(Students) don’t care and obviously don’t have the facts.” And Heith Rothman claims that “people weren’t in a rush to get all the facts,” and cites misinformation and rumors as contributing to the “No” vote. Then in the March 26 paper, Erin Whiteside, Daily Titan Sports Editor, decided to use the page to editorialize. She wrote about an “apathetic student population” and “a school that does not even take pride in itself.” I can understand that these people are upset that
the fitness center will not be built. But this lashing out at the student body as being apathetic and uninformed is as childish as it is unwarranted. The “No” vote shows that the students do care about their campus, and take pride in putting an affordable education over a costly and unnecessary perk. I did my part in getting the facts out, as did the Daily Titan. The students knew what they were doing when they voted against the fitness center. Smith, director of recreational services, “had hoped the referendum would help unify [the campus],” according to the Daily Titan. Well, it did unify us, Ms. Smith. And we should be unified again in showing our anger at being portrayed as misinformed, misdirected clods who voted with our pockets and not our hearts and minds. We deserve more respect and better representation than that.
cup o’ joe
he water overflows onto the ground, everywhere. I step in it, getting my shoes wet. It is like this everywhere. Wet, wet, wet. This is not the storm that hit us this week. It is the campus bathroom that I visited the other day. In the bathroom, I found an overflowing urinal; more appropriate for bathing in than urinating. It was completely filled up. I even saw a toy boat flowing in the urinal. Another guy looked at me as if to say to me, “Good luck.” I don’t mean to be gross, but I find that the men’s bathrooms are in a continual state of disrepair on this campus. In the Humanities building, the men’s bathrooms always seemed to be broken last semester. This semester, things aren’t as bad. I can find a working bathroom most of the time, but still I can’t find it in good condition. And when I say I can’t find it in good condition, I mean: why can’t men flush? I want to know
Sexual harassment, boorish behavior, or a come-on?
Letters: fitness facility would be nice if it were cheaper
No apathy here, thanks very much
Andy Goldman, Students Against The Fitness Center
CINDY JIMENEZ is a Daily Titan staff writer.
voices: What will you do for Spring Break? I’m going snowboarding in the local mountains. -Dana Ferguson, Undecided
I’m going to Hawaii. -Jaime Marks, PreBusiness
I’m going to Mexico.
Work and study. We don’t have a choice. -Veraldy Veltran (right), International Business and -Lulu Viadero (left), International Business
-Jessica Mezquita,Biology Forget about the papers I have to write. I’m going to San Diego. -Jeremy Cohen, Child Development/ Human Services
Softball to get peachy n SOFTBALL: CSUF travels
to Georgia and has winning on its mind. By JEFF HOWE
Daily Titan Staff Writer Squaring off against weaker eastern teams during this weekend’s Buzz Classic Tournament could prove to be a peach of a matchup for softball. Playing one game over .500, Cal State Fullerton’s bats have been in the pits lately and facing teams like the University of Maine, Georgia Southern, Butler (Indianapolis) and the University of North Carolina could help move the Titans up in the standings. “That’s the reason we’re going (to Georgia Tech), to play teams out of our region and show how we compare,” said Titan Head Coach Judi Garman. “We’re there to show the strength of our region—we just have to win.” CSUF has been plagued by an inconsistent offense, and Garman hopes this tournament will go a long way to building her team’s confidence. “(Inconsistent hitting) is driving us crazy,” Garman said. “We come back against a pitcher we couldn’t hit in the first game and beat her in the second.” This showed this past Monday night against Utah State. The Titans came back
USA Today /ESPN Coaches Poll
n BASEBALL: After playing five games in five
Pts. 790 782 769 688 645 614 603 586 496 494 479 469 403 295 291 276 273 21-6
days, CSUF hopes a breather this week prepared it for the hot-hitting Hornets. By LANDON NEGRI
Daily Titan Staff Writer
253 233 181 169 108 98 93
Collegiate Baseball Top 25 1. Miami 2. Stanford 3. USC 4. Clemson
Record 24-4 21-3-1 23-5 24-3
Pts. 495 494 493 486
7. Wichita State
8. Florida State
9. Louisiana State
10. South Carolina
12. Alabama 13. Oklahoma 14. Rice
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Titans hope to hop into Sac BASEBALL VS. SACRAMENTO STATE
TOP 25 COLLEGE BASEBALL
Record 1. Stanford (25) 21-3-1 2. Miami (4) 24-4 3. USC 23-5 4. Clemson 24-3 5. Auburn 22-4 6. Alabama (1) 20-5 7. Florida 19-6 8. Lousiana State 20-7 9. Oklahoma 17-5 10. Arizona 25-10 11. Florida State 24-7 12. Wichita State 12-1 13. Rice 23-9 14. Texas A&M 21-10 15. Cal State Fullerton 19-9 16. South Alabama 19-5 17. Tennessee 18-7 18. South Carolina 257 19. Baylor 19-7-1 20. Arizona State 19-12 21. Arkansas 16-7 22. Washington 13-5 23. Mississippi State 16-8 24. Texas Tech 19-10 25. Long Beach State 16-9
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MYLES ROBINSON/Daily Titan
Titans’ infielder David Bacani slides into first base in CSUF’s series last weekend against Long Beach State. CSUF has dropped three of its past five games.
Fatigued and battered, perhaps the most important thing for Cal State Fullerton’s baseball team was to get a couple of days off. But that’s all it’s going to get. Having dropped three of their last five, the Titans head into a weekend-conference slugfest against Sacramento State, a team that seems to be all hitting and no pitching. The Hornets (6-3 in the Big West, 13-17 overall) sport a team batting average of .319, but their pitching staff owns an ERA of 6.89, which could mean some wild games at Titan Field this weekend. “They’re a very offensive-minded team, and they hit the ball very well,” Titan Assistant Coach Rick Vanderhook said. “But their pitching staff isn’t very good. We should be able to hit the ball well.” Meanwhile, the Titans’ pitching staff is still smarting from a tough Long Beach State series last weekend and a doubleheader split on Tuesday against Wichita State and the University of San Diego. “With as much pitching as went through, we’re pretty depleted,” Vanderhook said. “Leaving at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and playing at 11 a.m. gave us a feel of what it’s like in the regionals, so that helped because we’re hoping to have a better feel for that. ... We think our pitching staff will bounce back, though.” Following Sacramento State, CSUF (7-2, 20-10) has an exhibition game against the Angels on Monday at Titan Field. It will serve as a prime opportunity for the big-league club — their first Southern California exhibition at the Lake Elsinore Diamond was rained out Wednesday night, which leaves three pre-season games against the Dodgers as their only tuneup for the regular season. On Wednesday, the Titans host USC, and then they hit the road for a weekend series versus Pacific.
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Track tuned for Big Challenge n TRACK: The Titans will
compete against BYU and Air Force before its meet of the season. By KERRY MURRAY
Daily Titan Assistant Sports Editor It’s the challenge before the Big West Challenge. Titan track will travel to UC Irvine on Saturday to compete against the Anteaters, Brigham Young University, Air Force and the University of Minnesota in Cal State Fullerton’s last meet before the highly competitive Big West Challenge to be held April 4 in Long Beach. “We’re very excited about the level of competition at this meet,” Titan Head Coach John Elders said. “Irvine has a nice facility and we have not run against BYU or Air Force yet.” Elders said he has been very pleased with his teams’ progress and is looking for many of his athletes to peak the following weekend in Long Beach. The only setback, Elders said, comes on the men’s side. Gary Charles, a junior runner who is expected to break the school record in the 100-meter dash this season, has been sidelined for two to three weeks with a severe hamstring strain. Deanna Mendibles, a senior, and freshman Loren Gualco will battle against one another in the high jump. Gualco broke Mendibles’ CSUF record in the event at the Northridge Invitational last weekend. Seniors Alison Livermore and Sarah MacDougall will lead the women’s distance team.
JOSH MENASHE/Daily Titan
Head Coach John Elders said he expects many of his athletes to have strong performances at UCI and Long Beack over the break. The Titans will be missing junior Carrie Garritson and seniors Erin Remy and Francisco Vasquez, who are all traveling to Stanford for the weekend to run a 10,000-meter at the Stanford Invitational. Vasquez, who has not run the 10,000 for almost a year and a half, said he is hoping to break CSUF’s 31 minute, 2 second record in the event over the weekend. “There is good competition up there,” Vasquez said. “If I don’t break it at Stanford, then I’ll probably run it at the Mt.
Sac Relays later in the season.” During the weekend of April 4, the Titans will compete in the Big West Challenge, which will feature top competitors from schools in the conference. Elders said he thinks both the men’s and women’s teams have a good chance at winning the meet.
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in the first game to win 4-3, despite three errors. But in game two, CSUF’s bats came alive with 10 runs on 14 hits.
“We really got on a roll in the second game,” said outfielder Carrie Davis. “Our hitting is contagious; when one hits, we all hit.” The Titans (16-15) just came off a twowin, three-loss performance at the Kia Klassic tournament which included a win
over No. 4 Oklahoma State, but losses to both San Diego State and UNLV. This tournament in could help the Titans regain some power in the rankings. For post-season positions, “they will look at wins and losses,” Garman said. “They won’t even consider you if you’re
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