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Identity fraud is hard to nCRIME: To protect against theft, authorities recommend a credit report check every six months By Patricia Rodrigues
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The Downtown Disney District, which opened in January, left many people in line waiting for restaurants, shops and bars.
Downtown Disney debuts nENTERTAINMENT: New theme park offers a variety of entertainment geared toward adults By Kathleen Gutierrez Daily Titan Staff Writer
Although Disneyland’s California Adventure has gained much of the media’s attention recently, another facet to the Disneyland Resort is the new Downtown Disney District in the heart of Anaheim. Similar to Universal Citywalk, Downtown Disney is a gateway village of shops with a theme park anchoring one end. Downtown is sandwiched between Disneyland and Disney’s California
Adventure and is more of an adult hang‑ out than an extension of the Disney experience. Time to Play The downtown district stays open until 11p.m. each night, allowing plenty of time to play all along the strip. The new entertainment community holds six sit-down restaurants and a spat‑ tering of grab-n-go food places mixed in with shops for every interest. At night the Downtown District is alive with young hipsters looking for a party. The ESPN Zone is the place where most visitors start and is a sports fanatic’s paradise. Located at the entrance to Downtown Disney, the Zone hosts live radio broad‑ casts from inside the restaurant and pays homage to every sport imaginable.
LASIK technology improves eyesight nSCIENCE: Local nurse undergoes successful procedure to correct her vision By Darla Priest
Daily Titan Asst. News Editor One of Denise’s earliest memories took place at the circus. At the age of 5, her parents intro‑ duced her to the world of clowns, lights, bells and horns. Denise recalls only one thing — while other children watched the show, she could only hear the cheers and laughter. Her eyesight was so poor that she could not see the clowns jumping and playing. Everything was blurry. “That day at the circus only made me afraid of clowns,” said Denise Dandrea, who later became an Optometric Medical Assistant in Brea. Dandrea permanently corrected her vision 30 years later using modern lameller refractive surgery (LASIK). She went from one extreme to the other. “I couldn’t see past my fingers if I had them out in front of me,” Dandrea said. “It’s changed my life dramati‑ cally.” This laser surgery is performed using an excimer laser, which was first invent‑ ed to etch microchips more than two decades ago. The medical community later discovered that the laser can be
used to re-sculpt human tissue, in this case the cornea, with great precision. The laser vaporizes each microscopic layer of tissue. It does not cut or burn; instead, it breaks the molecular bonds between cells. The excimer is a “cold laser.” Dandrea said that before her proce‑ dure, she investigated many different doctors performing laser surgery. She also sought the advice of many eye care professionals before making her final decision to correct her eyes. Dandrea found a drastic difference in the quality of medical care, in both the staff and equipment. Not everyone uses state-of-the-art technology. “It’s scary when you find out what’s out there . . . I’ve seen a patient who had his eyesight ruined,” Dandrea said. Dandrea underwent surgery while working for Dr. Lisa R. Matsui, who currently practices inside the Brea WalMart. She received the procedure free of charge as a benefit of working for an eye doctor. During regular eye exams at her office, patients often ask Matsui about permanent eye correction procedures. “I tell them it has to be a personal decision to have the procedure done . . . there is always some kind of risk involved,” Matsui said. Dandrea said the procedure is still too new to have accurate data on the longterm effects. “I signed a ton of medical release forms,” she said. Dr. Thomas S. Tooma corrected Dandrea’s vision in the TLC Laser Eye
There is an upper level video game world, a ceiling-to-floor climbing wall, three bars and plenty to do. On the lower level is the Screening Room, a bar bigger than the dining area and gift shop combined. There is another side bar between the dining tables and the restrooms, and yet another mini bar at the top of the stairs in the game room. Inside tip: do not plan on making reservations. The ESPN Zone is a firstcome, first-on-the-waiting-list type of place. Welcome to the Jungle If sports sound unappealing, the Rainforest Café may be an ideal place, especially for those with a penchant for exotic décor. Rainforest is a two-story eating adven‑ ture complete with animatronic gorillas,
occasional rain, and an aquarium as an archway into the lower level dining area. The bar on the lower level keeps the theme rolling with bar stools painted like animals, and creative names for their signature drinks. They take reservations in advance and recommend doing so as their wait-list is just as long as ESPN Zone on the weekends. “Weekend [reservations] fill up two weeks in advance and very quickly,” cashier Amy Strouse said. “It can get up to a four and five hour wait for dinner.” Strouse said the best time to visit is during the week for breakfast or lunch, but even then, the place is packed. “Since we’re so new we don’t have a quiet time,” Strouse said. “I guess you could say breakfast is our quiet time, but with the new park, there are still people
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Center in Newport Beach. “He [Tooma] is a very experienced doctor in LASIK surgery,” Matsui said. She also added that some centers are being hit with heavy lawsuits for mal‑ practice. “You want to go to a place with a good reputation,” Matsui said. Tooma is a scientific award-winning doctor, receiving the Corneal Epithelial
Police dog dies in his prime nANIMALS: Active K9 leaves behind a distinguished service record, assisting officers in numerous arrests
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Special to the Titan ‑ A United States Secret Service agent tries to buy a new house and is rejected because he has $80,000 in delinquent credit card debt. The same agent, whose job it is to investigate these crimes, ironi‑ cally finds himself a victim. The crime is identity theft. Ron McCormick, a special agent with the U. S. Secret Service for two years, said, “It’s a new crime and law enforce‑ ment has a hard time developing and investigating these cases.” McCormick said the Los Angeles office receives about 10 reports of iden‑ tity theft a day and might work on one of those cases. The rest are referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency, such as the Los Angeles Sheriff’s office, which recently established a task force specializing in identify theft. “Usually it takes us about one month to develop a suspect,” McCormick said. “Right now I have about 15 open iden‑ tity theft investigations.” “We receive about 10 reports of iden‑ tity theft a day at the Los Angeles office. Of those, we might work on one case and we refer the rest to the appropri‑ ate local law enforcement agency. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s office recently established a task force specializing in identity theft. Usually it takes us about one month to develop a suspect. Right now I have about 15 open identity theft investigations,” he said. McCormick explained that iden‑ tity theft is one of the easiest crimes. Perpetrators start by obtaining basic information such as names, addresses and social security numbers of potential victims. “It’s very easy to get a lot of biograph‑ ic information through public records. The Internet also facilitates identity theft through databases such as Auto Track which provide complete personal data history for a small fee,” McCormick
said. “A good place to obtain identities is the trash can at your doctor’s office. Medical records have personal informa‑ tion that is essential to criminals, and records are not disposed of properly.” Criminals then check your credit report, and if they identify you as a target with good credit, they apply for credit cards in your name. “Out of 100 cards they apply for, they get 50,” McCormick said. “They build credit and then max them out.” The Secret Service has established a task force of 20 agents who con‑ centrate on identity theft committed by Nigerians. “The majority of our suspects are Nigerians. We deport them and after a few months they return to the U.S. under a new identity that can be obtained in Nigeria for a $5,000 fee,” said McCormick. Normally, victims first call the Federal Bureau of Investigation and usually get passed on to the Secret Service. The U.S. Attorney’s office decides whom to prosecute, deciding cases on the basis of monetary loss and the involvement of credit card transactions. “Even if the U.S. Attorney takes the case, the penalties are so low that there’s a minimal deterrence factor,” McCormick said. “A first time offender pleading guilty may get a sentence as little as three months.” “The hardest part of a case to work is when a credit card is used for cash advances at ATMs where there are no cameras or records,” he said. “Identity theft is hard to prove, so we charge the suspect with conspiracy, which is easier to prosecute.” The credit card companies have fac‑ tored in identity theft as an acceptable loss, which is less than 1% of their profits. This makes it a minor issue for them; therefore there is no incentive for an increase in consumer protection controls. Secret Service agent David Potosky advises victims of credit card fraud to immediately call their local police department. A police report is essential to document the crime. People whose identity have been stolen need to send
My son Jim’s law enforcement partner died nearly two months ago. On Dec. 26 to be exact. Nobody knew he had cancer. He hadn’t even shown any signs of illness until Christmas day when he began vomiting. Normally an indoor pet, Jim’s K9 partner Lukas, spent the night in the garage with a door open to the back‑ yard. The next day Jim found him hud‑ dled in a corner of the yard near death. He picked him up and rushed him to the veterinarian where they tried to save him using mouth-tomouth resuscitation, but to no avail. Lukas was 8 years old, by all signs physically fit and in the prime of his life. A beautiful German shepherd, Lukas was imported from Frankfurt, Germany when he was 18 months old. Previously kenneled until he arrived in the states, everything was foreign to him. To help him acclimate to his new surroundings, the handlers took him to the mall to experience entering buildings, escalators, elevators and stairs.
In Germany, it is common to trans‑ port dogs in the trunks of cars, so when Luke first arrived, if anyone opened the trunk of a K9 car, he would automatically jump in. Considered one of the most trained dogs in law enforcement with nearly 800 hours of training, Lukas went on to capture in excess of 125 criminals whose crimes included armed rob‑ bery, auto theft, attempted first degree murder, commercial and residential burglaries, and drug sales.
Lukas’ most unforgettable pursuit was when he tracked a career criminal who bailed out of a truck used in a burglary. Lukas “doggedly” tracked him almost two miles over every terrain imaginable — down a street, behind a shopping center, down railroad tracks, through a swamp, an apartment com‑ plex, and a residential neighborhood and then finally into a heavily wooded
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Jim Jolliffe lost his canine partner, Lukas, to cancer in December.
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A guide to what’s happening
BRIEFS Cal State Fullerton students eligible for 40 new scholarships funded by National Science Foundation Computer science, engineering and math majors at Cal State Fullerton have the opportunity to receive a scholarship of $3,125 a year for up to two years, thanks to a new program offered by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has awarded the Fullerton campus 40 scholarships valued at a total of $250,00. The program is open to full time students who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students by August. Applicants must meet certain requirements to be eligible, including a demonstration of financial need. Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship (CSEMS) recipients will receive additional benefits, such as access to a job placement service, tutoring, summer employment and professional development opportunities. The CSEMS application deadline is March 12. Application forms are available in University Hall-231; the Dean’s Office in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, CS-502; the Mathematics Department, MH-154; or by calling Student Affairs at (714) 278-2407.
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wide. CSU Long Beach and CSU Monterey Bay have been selected to pilot the networking curriculum this spring. “This partnership with Alcatel will optimize the understanding, implementation and use of computer networking technologies by working directly with interested staff, faculty and students,” said Mark Crase, CSU senior director of technology infrastructure. “It will create opportunities for students, faculty and staff that otherwise might not be available.” The program is intended to teach the fundamentals of networking technology by establishing or enhancing networking courses at CSU campuses and will be used not only for student courses, but also for CSU staff training. CSU Long Beach and CSU Monterey Bay will first offer the curriculum, which will provide instruction from a comprehensive introductory base of networking technology and concepts such as convergence of data, voice and video technologies on among others, the Internet. It will enable students and staff to design, implement, troubleshoot and maintain networking infrastructures. To supplement the learning experience, Alcatel will also provide personnel and industry experts with specific areas of expertise to serve as guest lecturers at CSU campuses. In addition, $75,00 will be donated to create and implement a “networking boot camp” at the Monterey Bay campus and other training programs that will target the K-12 community. The partnership also will establish internship opportunities at Alcatel’s headquarters in Calabasas, where students will have the opportunity to work in various divisions such as technical training to support network imple-
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CAL E NDAR VE NTS CALENDA R OF E OF EVEN TS Campus Financial aid workshops are scheduled for Feb. 22 and 23 on campus. Today’s workshop is at 1:00 p.m. in EC-124. Workshops are scheduled through March 2. For more information visit: www. fafsa.ed.gov Business Week 2001 is being presented on campus this week. Today’s Keynote Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Portola Pavillions A. Bring resume. Network opportunities. For more information call (714) 278-4220. An “Underground” pub series performance featuring a local band
n from page 1 ravine. When caught, the suspect com‑ plimented Lukas. He boasted about how many times he had eluded police dragnets, including police officers, K-9’s, and helicopters. On one of my visits soon after Lukas had arrived, I was sitting on the couch when, without warning, he pinned me down with his two enor‑ mous front paws and began nudging me with his nose. As I sat in absolute terror, afraid to breathe or make eye contact, Jim laughingly reassured me. “Mom, he just wants you to get him a doggie treat!” But when Jim went out of town, Lukas would mourn, pace and refuse to play, or eat his favorite doggie bis‑ cuits. The vet had to put him on tran‑ quilizers whenever Jim left town. “What most people don’t under‑ stand about the relationship between K-9 handlers and their dogs is thisthey get to take their best friend with them to work every night,” Jim said. “Lukas was the best partner I ever had. He was never late for work, never called in sick and never criti‑ cized a decision I made. He lived for one thing — catching criminals.” “And he was an extraordinary ambassador for the police depart‑
will be presented today in the TSU Round Table Pizza at noon. Today Movie Night is in the TSU Titan Theater from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. A class on Creative Topiary is scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Fullerton Arboretum from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information call (714) 278- 3579. The music of composer Jeremy Beck will be presented in Recital Hall on March 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $8. Discounts available. For more information call (714) 278-3371.
ment. Lukas did over 100 public school demonstrations including DARE, Boy Scouts, elementary school programs, and charity pro‑ grams.” “We actually drew $1,000 at a Humane Society auction for a ride-along with Lukas. Most auctions drew about $500,” he added. In the meantime, for three years Lukas was master of his house and received undivided love and atten‑ tion from Jim and his wife, Lisa. But then the twins came along. There was serious concern about how he would react to the new mem‑ bers of the family. Undeniably, he was wonderful. Making a trip up when the twins were just weeks old, and after observing him around the babies, I left without any more con‑ cern. The pre-children routine was arriving home from work around 5 a.m., bounding playfully upstairs, jumping on the bed and waking Lisa each morning with wet and slobbery kisses. But once the twins arrived, before eating each morning, he would dash upstairs, pushing the nursery door open with his nose, quietly examine each crib, and once the babies were accounted for; then it was okay to go in and wake Lisa up. As the twins began to crawl, they also would sometimes fall on him. And pull on his ears and tail. But Lukas never complained. He watched
A Men’s Volleyball Tournament will take place in Titan Gymnasium on Sunday Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m. For more information call (714) 278-3978.
A Madonna convention will be held at The Palace in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $25. For more information call (714) 778-4966.
The Student Leadership Institute Workshops will be presented from Feb. 26 through April 20. For more information call (714) 278-4938.
The Santiago String Quartet is performing at the Bradford House in Placentia on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. It is located at 136 Palm Circle. For more information call (714) 9932470.
Community The exhibition “The World of Reggae,” featuring Bob Marley is at the Queen Mary all spring. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information call (562) 499-1620.
over them like a loving mother hen. Meanwhile, Jim was promoted to Lieutenant and the department chose to retire Lukas rather than retrain him with another handler. Lukas continued living at home with his fam‑ ily, but once he stopped working and Jim went to work without him, a little bit of spark went out of him. Lukas’s death was featured on the evening news along with news‑ paper articles highlighting his career. Jim and his family received many sympathy cards from other law enforcement agencies and other K9 handlers. Lukas was cremated and 20 other K9 handlers and support personnel met for a wake in his honor. They scattered his ashes at some of Lukas’s favorite places-the K9 office/kennel complex, his favorite park, his favorite potty spot, and a couple of places where he made more memorable captures. The wake then convened to one of its favorite watering holes so each person could relate their favorite “Lukas” story.
“The Diary of Anne Frank” will be presented at Brea’s Curtis Theatre from March 2 through 18. Performance times are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information call (714) 990-7723.
Lisa and a few of the other wives joined them to toast Lukas and remi‑ nisce about the impact he’d had on each of their lives. Lisa tearfully recounted how much better she felt knowing Jim was going to work with Lukas each night, always believing that Lukas would bring Jim home safely-and he always did. “Lukas prob‑ ably saved my life more than once,” Jim said. “Who knows how many times during handcuff‑ ing, guys I was arresting who were a lot bigger than me considered taking me down, but thought twice with Lukas stand‑ ing there?” Lisa said her biggest regret was that she never got to say goodbye. She had left for work before anyone knew Lukas was sick and never had the opportunity to see him again. There were no dry eyes after that toast. A large photo and a memorial plaque in Lukas’s honor now hang at the Training Center. But like any other beloved family member, Lukas will remain in our hearts and memories forever.
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Yoga students stretch during a session at Zen-n-Fit. Many use this form of exercise for relaxation.
Fit for body and nHEALTH AND FITNESS: Recent studio openings in Brea attract many newcomers to Yoga By Heather Blair
Daily Titan Staff Writer College students learn how to deal with stress and strengthen the body through yoga techniques. Breathe in, breathe out, it’s a simple idea. Most college students take it for granted, though. It is so natural that most even forget they are doing it until they are huffing and puffing after run‑ ning up stairs or to their next class. According to Jason Yu, manager of Zen-n-Fit, a studio that teaches TaiChi, Yoga and Zen exercise, breathing is a technique practiced for inner peace and serenity. Despite only being open for one month, the studio has already attracted many newcomers. There has been no advertising; just word of mouth. Located on Brea’s busy Birch Street, Zen-n-Fit already has between 150200 members. But Yu says there is always room for more. Peter Marsh, an instructor at Zen-nFit said students can definitely benefit from attending a studio. “Yoga is the most comprehensive exercise for mind, body and spirit,” Marsh said. He also said college students learn how to deal with stress, how to
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a police report and a letter stating their case to each credit bureau and to each company from which items were fraud‑ ulently purchased. “The best prevention is to check your credit report every six months,” Potosky said. “If you notice something unusual, place a fraud alert with all the credit bureaus. A fraud alert requires the bank to call you to confirm each new application for credit.” Potosky added, “You have to prove to the credit bureaus that the purchases were fraudulent. The true loss is to the victim because it takes six to eight
strengthen the body and how to be aware of what is going on inside the body. Tracie Tolle said she would rather take yoga in a studio than on campus. “In the yoga class on campus there are people who are just taking it for credit, and they’re not really serious about doing it,” Tolle said. “In a studio there is more of a focus on the actual practice.” Hatha Yoga is the one branch of the six popular fields of yoga that is taught at Zen-n-Fit studio. “It may be hard at first, but every‑ one has to start from somewhere,” Marsh said. “Even if a student isn’t flexible at first, there are quick results. Kinesiology professor Cheryl Farole-Roman said she practices yoga to relax. “I just started doing yoga again a few months ago and I already see results,” she said. Farole-Roman added that she would definitely recommend yoga to all her stress management students. “It is a great way to relieve stress and I think it would benefit anyone who is serious about it,” Farole-Roman said. “It is not just breathing, it’s exercise.” Those planning to practice yoga must go through a beginner’s class at the studio before they can start. The class teaches basic etiquette of yoga, which includes respecting others and the instructor of the class. They also teach students to appre‑ ciate themselves, and they are never allowed to say anything negative about themselves. Yu also tells people to wear com‑
fortable clothing. Contrary to popular belief that a person should wear tank tops and shorts, the instructors at Zenn-Fit want their students to wear longsleeved, cotton sweatshirts and cotton pants. The fashionable yoga outfits that are being sold over the Internet do not benefit the body as much as warmer clothing does, Yu said. “The clothing keeps the muscles warm, which makes you less tense,” Yu said. Loren Gualco, a CSUF student, said she is eager to try the new studio. “I like studios because they are more professional and they are certi‑ fied,” Gualco said Yu has been teaching for 10 years, while Marsh has only taught for six years. But no matter how little or long of time they have been involved with the practice, they try to give back to the community as much as possible. “This is a fitness business, but it is more than just that,” Yu said. “We emphasize community service in our training.” Yu teaches a class for senior citizens when he can, and Zen-n-Fit offers children programs for parents who are taking classes there. Although a studio may sound appealing, the cost of these classes may be high for students with a bud‑ get. At Zen-n-Fit they know that it can be a major factor in coming to a studio or not. With a CSUF student ID, a stu‑ dent can take classes for $75 a month if a year contract is signed.
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n from page 1 Dendriform Figures award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Atlanta, GA. According to the TLC Laser Eye Center, Tooma has per‑ formed over 20,000 surgical proce‑
3. The castle piece in chess 4. Head coach of Titan baseball team 6. An administrator in a college, university or high school 7.A hollow cylinder with a cover that is hit to produce sounds 11. She’s “Alex” in “Charlie’s Angels” 12. The center of a wheel 13. A male sheep 14. Corey Feldman’s nickname in the movie “Goonies” 16. Relating to the rights of public individuals 17. To touch with the lips as a sign of passion, affection or greeting 20. The spike of a cereal plant
dures and is a principal investigator in excimer laser technology.Not everyone is a good candidate to undergo LASIK surgery. It is vital to be screened by a doctor who is trained in laser vision correc‑ tion. Some patients go through the whole evaluation process, only to be turned down in the end.
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Placentia High School teacher Estela Martinez said Tooma refused to perform surgery on her eyes due to the risk factors involved. She was told her vision cannot be fully corrected and even after surgery she might still need glasses. “I was really looking forward to getting my eyes fixed,” Martinez said.
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Down on the Bayou Further down on the strip, just beyond the monorail station is Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. Seemingly lifted right out of the French Quarter, the Jazz Kitchen is a two-story restaurant with an outdoor patio, New Orleans-style food and live jazz on the weekends. The menu includes gumbo, po boy sandwiches and the like, plus there is a scheduled house band on the weekends. Lines run out the door almost imme‑ diately after the sun goes down, so again, getting there early is strongly encour‑ aged. Salsa con party time! Directly opposite of the Jazz Kitchen lies yet another extra spicy place to visit,
but this one has a Latin flair. Y Arriba Y Arriba is a Latin Jazz res‑ taurant, concert venue, and dance facil‑ ity. Finger foods are its specialty and live entertainment is scheduled for every night. There is more seating here than in some of the other eateries, making the chances of grabbing a table slightly better than average. A round for everyone There is also a circular 21-and-over outdoor patio known as the Uva Bar, located at the hub of the District. It is part of the Catal Restaurant locat‑ ed a few feet away, and allows visitors a chance to grab a drink without having to fight their way up to an in-house bar. Catal serves Mediterranean cuisine and caters to the more romantic evening. Seating areas run above the other shops in the District, allowing diners an elevated look at the surrounding restau‑ rant hub. Get the Blues
The loudest of all the restaurants is hands-down the House of Blues restau‑ rant and concert venue. Most of the seating is outside and there are very few tables available for inside dining. The majority of the build‑ ing is reserved for the sold out concerts HOB is famous for. Food is decently priced for a theme restaurant though the drinks are a little more expensive than other hot spots on the strip. Even without a ticket, those dining or drinking at HOB still have a chance to catch part of the show. Television sets are positioned every few feet with speakers facing out onto the district so passersby can hear the show. It is recommended to show up extra early to experience the Downtown Disney District. The parking lot fills up fast and over‑ flow parking is across the street in the Disneyland/California Adventure park‑ ing lot for a $6 fee. Parking for Downtown Disney is free for the first three hours.
Weekend, February 23, 2001
Bush slammed on proposals
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Forget the missiles, pay the defenders By Taylor Goldman Our nation may be headed towards dangerous waters with George W. Bush standing at its helm. He is now making decisions that could lead to nuclear war. In theory Bush should be able to avoid these problems because he is lucky to be entering his first term as president with an excess of money in the government. He has the means to keep all of the promises that he has made to the people. Now the trick is for him to find the best way to put this extra money to good use. National defense and the military is one area that Bush has chosen to improve during his presidency. After visiting three different military locations to show support and encouragement of the military, Bush decided to increase the pay that military personnel receive. He supports his decision by stating that the military is doing a good job and deserves to be compensated for all their hard work. I completely agree with Bush’s decision. I think members of the military work extremely hard. Having spoken with friends that have loved ones and friends enlisted in the military, I’ve learned that these individuals are forced to leave their families and all that is familiar to them. They work in dangerous and unstable areas to protect our country. They are also constantly uprooted and sent to new stations for the good of the nation. These people are making huge sacrifices to protect and to serve Americans. This bonus to the military became further justified in my mind when I read that, although this is a large chunk of money, it will only be enough to give everyone a 1 percent pay increase. Bush is basically compensating for inflation through this money. With all of that said, I disagree with Bush’s proposals to increase our country’s missile defense systems. Former President Bill Clinton believed that the United States should have a strong enough mis-
$1.6 trillion, instead of an income tax cut By Michael Del Muro President George W. Bush’s proposal for a $1.6 trillion tax cut is a huge mistake. Even if it pays off in sustaining a strong economy for another few years. It is another example of the nearsightedness and short memory of Bush and other Republican leaders. The tax cut is primarily going to help the rich—the people who Al Gore consistently called the “top 1 percent” during the presidential campaign. Tom Daschle, U.S. senator and Democratic leader, said the top 1 percent will receive a little less than half of the benefits, despite the fact that they only pay 21 percent of income taxes. Daschle said the joke around Capitol Hill was that the rich would be able to buy a new car with their cuts, while the rest of America might be able to afford a new muffler. Bush is obviously forgetting the economic troubles of the early 1980’s when former President Ronald Reagan proposed similar cuts. He must also be forgetting the trouble Texas is having merely paying for Medicare because of a $2.6 billion tax cut implemented while Bush was the Texas governor. Many Republicans in Congress are calling for an even larger tax cut. These cuts are completely the wrong thing to do for numerous reasons. First off and maybe most importantly — the cuts will be coming from a projected surplus which many experts say may not even come to fruition. Secondly, tax cuts are absolutely
sile defense to protect itself. Clinton’s plan shows a great deal of wisdom. We should be able to defend ourselves against our enemies. We should not foolishly believe that we would not be attacked just because we are the “mighty” United States. I think that we should have the capabilities to put up a fight against any potential enemy. Bush on the other hand, feels that we need to not only have the capabilities to protect ourselves, but must also be able to protect all of our allies too. His proposal to protect foreign nations is particularly odd because during the debates, Bush frequently mentioned that he felt that the United States should follow a much more isolationist policy. He thought that we were helping too many people, and that we were not serving our own interests by intervening in other countries’ problems. Chuck Kennedy/Courtesy of Tribune Services Most of the United States’ Bush salutes a Marine after arriving at the White House from allies are opposed to Bush’s new missile defense proposal a visit to Fort Stewart, Ga. on Feb. 12. although it may one day come to their aid. ended the cold war with Russia. That war is over, While he does not want to help solve problems and re-creating it will not help anyone. in order to avoid wars, Bush does want to be able Bush is implying to the rest of the world that to join in all of these wars once they have begun. he plans to be aggressive by building all of these He appears to be contradicting himself in his usual additional missiles. I think that he is indirectly style of ignorance. courting war with this action. This new plan would only put us back into an As the commander-in-chief of the United States, arms race with other countries. The prize that the president is responsible for the direction that he would go to the winners of this deadly race will be steers this country. their own destruction. Present decisions regarding defense will only Bush is taking the United States and the rest of lead to negative consequences. the world backwards in time to the days when his father was head of the CIA and when we had just — Taylor Goldman is a Daily Titan Staff Writer
the wrong thing to do with $1.6 trillion. The United States is the richest country in the world, yet we are the only major industrialized nation to not provide a national health care system. This should be one of Bush’s top priorities. He needs to make sure that every single person in this country are able to go get the care that ought to be provided in a nation as rich as ours. One of the top subjects of debate during the presidential campaign was education reform. The $1.6 trillion can be spent on improving the education system by hiring more teachers, making sure that all schools are up to date with the newest technologies, and making sure that ALL schools are equal no matter what economic or racial class dominates the area. The energy crisis in California may be a precursor for the rest of the nation and a sign of future years when non-renewable resources like fossil fuels are no longer readily available. Some of the $1.6 trillion could be spent on developing alternative sources of energy such as solar and wind power. To think that drilling for oil in the Alaska will solve our energy problems like Bush wants us to believe is a complete fallacy. The oil from this source will not be immediately available, plus the experts estimate that there is not enough oil to sustain America for an extended time. What ever happened to a vision? What ever happened to leaders who are willing to set a goal and lead the country to that goal? This country will never achieve anything until we set our sights higher and have goals other than merely a “strong economy.”
Editorial: Remedial education — behind the numBy Dr. Charles B. Reed,
Chancellor of the California State University system Every year, when the California State University releases statistics on incoming students who need remedial education, these numbers get a lot of attention in the media and elsewhere. This year was no different. The fall 2000 remedial education statistics, which the CSU released last month, were widely reported in newspapers and other media across the state. Educators, policy-makers, and the general public pay close attention to these numbers because they offer valuable information about our students’ progress and about the quality of the state’s educational system as a whole.‑ One of the most closely watched figures is the percentage of entering CSU freshmen who are fully proficient in mathematics and English. In fall 2000, 55 percent were pro-
ficient in mathematics and 54 percent were proficient in English. Incoming students’ math proficiency increased by three percentage points over last year, while English proficiency increased by a fraction of a percentage point. ‑ While these numbers represent the third straight year of improvements, they also remind us that we still have a great deal of work to do before we meet our Board of Trustees’ goal to increase proficiency in both areas to 90 percent by 2007. Although we are on track to meet this goal in mathematics, we are still not quite where we should be in English. I should note that increasing proficiency in both mathematics and English is somewhat more difficult at the CSU than at other universities. The CSU mathematics placement standards are higher than any other state, and about 40 percent of CSU students come from households where English is not the primary language spoken. ‑ Recognizing the magnitude of this
challenge, the CSU has made K-12 outreach a top priority. The CSU has implemented initiatives to communicate university standards to K-12 students, parents and schools, send more CSU students and faculty into high schools to tutor students, provide early assessment to help ensure that students receive the remedial assistance they need promptly, strengthen teacher preparation, and inform high schools and community colleges about CSU student performance so they can evaluate their success. ‑ In 1999/2000, the CSU allocated $9 million for outreach to the 150 public high schools that send the CSU the most students needing remedial education. Gov. Gray Davis has proposed an additional $8 million to expand this effort in 2001/2002. We will continue to pursue this strategy until we are assured that high school curricula and CSU standards are completely aligned and that new
CSU students are fully prepared in English and mathematics.‑ Another set of statistics that received a great deal of attention this year had to do with the CSU’s policy urging incoming freshmen to finish remedial education within their first year or face possible disenrollment. Of the fall 1999 freshmen who returned in fall 2000, 97 percent were proficient in both mathematics and English. This success rate represents an increase of three percentage points over last year. I am especially proud of all of the students and faculty who worked hard to meet this standard.‑ Unfortunately, 2,009 of the fall 1999 freshmen across the CSU system were not able to finish their remedial education work within one year. We had to ask these students to complete this work at a community college before returning to the CSU. I want to emphasize that this policy is aimed at helping these students get the kind of high-quality, intensive
assistance they need to succeed at the university level in the future. While we remain concerned about the number of students who fall into this category, we are confident that we can best help them by directing them to these intensive programs. We will welcome them back as soon as they have completed their remedial work. They will not be required to apply for readmission and will not lose their CSU registration priority.‑ Over the next several years, CSU will continue to work closely with K-12 schools and community colleges to make certain that our standards are fully understood and met. We will continue to enforce these standards to ensure that students receive the maximum benefit from their college education. And perhaps most importantly, we will continue to analyze and publicize our remedial education statistics in an effort to help educators, policy-makers, and the public better understand the needs of California’s students.
— Dr. Charles B. Reed is chancellor of the 370,000-student California State University system, the country’s largest senior system of public higher education.‑
Avoid dehydrating during the flu season By Terry Jolliffe Sometimes it’s just a cold that can linger for seven to 10 days. You feel stuffed up, drugged out, with a headache and irritable. You might sneeze a lot or have an annoying cough. Is it just a cold or is the flu? Are you suffering from bronchitis, sinusitis? Maybe it’s an allergy. We’re all susceptible to these symptoms during the winter months and we’ve all heard those celebrated words at one time or another — be sure to drink lots of liquids.” My advice to you is — don’t wait until you’re sick to follow that advice. When departing for Orlando last month, my doctor reminded me to stay away from alcohol and caffeine during my flight because they’re natural diuretics. “Take bottled water in your carryon luggage if need be-but drink water during the entire flight,” she said. “Yeah, yeah,” I said to myself. Meanwhile during the flight, I drank
diet cola with my snack, wine with lunch to commemorate a safe takeoff, and two cups of coffee during “Everybody Loves Raymond.” The only water to pass through my lips was the melted ice in the bottom of the plastic cup holding my drink in my coach seat. There was the usual amount of hacking coughs, sneezing and blowing of noses on the plane — something else my doctor warned me about. “It’s easy to catch something on a flight, she said. “You’ll be breathing in the same re-circulated air the people with colds will be sneezing in to and there’s no escaping it, so drink lots of water,” she repeated. “You don’t want to get dehydrated.” Well, I guess I did pick up a bug or something on the plane because the day after we arrived, I got sick and ended up spending the greater part of our trip in bed at the hotel. Having experienced it before with the flu, I knew I was dehydrated. Dizziness, drop in blood pressure, a nonstop headache — I had it all. Only after my husband sat on the edge of the bed and forced me to drink glass after glass of water, did I actually
begin to feel better. Dehydrated? Isn’t that what happens to people whose car breaks down forcing them to walk miles in the desert without water? Well, not really. You can become dehydrated from excessive sweating, vomiting, or physical exercise, to name but a few. A few months ago, my friend’s teenage son returned home after playing basketball with friends to watch the game on TV with his brothers. Lying on the floor, he began rolling around and acting really goofy and his very irritated dad shouted at him to stop. Suddenly, his family realized he wasn’t playing around. He was having a seizure. The paramedics started him on an IV immediately when they arrived. His problem — dehydration. You don’t have to be ill to get dehydrated. And that is one of the reasons why we always hear — drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Dehydration can be mistaken for hunger, daytime fatigue, short-term memory loss and the ability to focus on what you’re doing. If untreated, it can end in brain damage or even
death. “Whether you are a world-class athlete or a weekend warrior, getting enough liquids while exercising can be critical only to your performance, but to your health,” said Dr. Dean Adell. And if you’re asthmatic, you need to know that asthmatics are more sensitive than non-asthmatics to dehydration. “The message continues to be,” says Dr. Frank Cerny, associate professor of nutrition sciences at University of Buffalo, “drink fluids when ever you get the chance. If you have asthma, dehydration may make it worse, particularly during exercise.” If you have a cold, it affects your entire system and snuffing and gargling is advised. So if you’re suffering from a cold or anything else, above all, drink lots of water. And don’t forget what author Janet Hazen calls, “Jewish penicillin — otherwise known as the universal cureall-homemade, chicken soup,” she says. “It may not solve all of your problems but it can relieve some of those achy symptoms.”
— Terry Jolliffe is a Daily Titan Staff Writer
Here are some helpful hints from NaturalMom.Com: n Lemon juice stimulates the immune system, promotes sweating and cleanses the body of poisons, making it an effective remedy for infections and fevers. n If you gargle with salt and warm water, it will check the growth of infection. And at the onset of a cold, use a gargle and nasal cleaning, drawing salt water through the nose. n Apple Cider Vinegar helps to decongest the respiratory system and treat coughs.
Weekend, February 23, 2001
High-caliber Titan hurlers primed for clash with Arizona State slugnBASEBALL: Nationally-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils’ first road trip of the season brings them to Goodwin Field for three-game series By Damian Calhoun
Daily Titan Asst. Sports Editor Continuing their tough non-conference schedule, the Cal State Fullerton Titans welcome the fifth-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils to Goodwin Field for a three-game series beginning tonight. In a classic match-up of strength against strength, it will be the CSUF’s pitching staff against the explosive offense of the Sun Devils (12-2). The Sun Devils hit .385 as a team and have 12 hitters batting over .300 and three hitters over .400. ASU is led by senior infielder Mike Lopez (.479) National Player of the Year candidate, senior catcher Casey Myers (.441). ASU has scored in double-digits nine times, including eight times in a season-long 11-game winning streak, Feb. 1-17. However, all of this damage was done in the comfort of their home park. This will be the Sun Devils first road trip of the season.
Opposing all of the Sun Devils’ hitting stars will be a CSUF pitching staff that has been spectacular through the first 12 games of the season, led by the seniors Jon Smith and Kirk Saarloos. The senior duo is a combined 4-0 in the Titans’ last two series. Smith (2-0) has allowed only two runs in his last two starts. Saarloos, on the other hand, has been dominant, to say the least. Saarloos, who was named National Pitcher of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after his one-hit, complete game shutout against Brigham Young, last weekend, has run his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 20. He is in the midst of a 10-day stretch that would definitely make him worthy of All-America honors. During that span, Saarloos has pitched two consecutive complete game shutouts, he has two saves, 20 strikeouts, only one walk and has allowed opponents to hit a very measly .066. “We’ve been there,” Saarloos said
of the senior leadership that he and Smith has displayed this season. “Our key is throwing strikes and get ahead of the hitters and bury them.” Undoubtedly, CSUF has been led by its pitching staff. The Titans’ team earned run average stands at 2.79. The weekend starting rotation of Smith, Darric Merrell and Saarloos own a combined 1.41 ERA. The trio has a combined 62 strikeouts and only 19 walks. That doesn’t even begin to explain the quality of the performances of the staff. “Our pitchers match-up well against their offense,” CSUF Head Coach George Horton said. “Our pitching stats are equally as impressive as ASU’s hitting stats. “We couldn’t be happier with the work of our pitching, especially Smith and Saarloos,” Horton added. “There has been only one outing where we pitched out of character.” The problem for the Titans (6-6) this season has been offense, or a lack of offense. CSUF has only scored 41 runs this season and has scored over five runs only once this season. The team batting average of .250 is the lowest among Big West teams
and the Titans have only managed five home runs. “We have been our own worst enemy at the plate,” Horton said. “It has been a case of excellent pitching stopping us, it has been a case of being off of our game plan a little.” But CSUF isn’t the only team that has a quality pitching staff. ASU brings a staff ERA of 2.79. Led by Friday night’s starter, junior All-American candidate Jon Switzer (3-0, 1.07), the Sun Devils are allowing opponents to hit only .226. In the second game of the series, ASU will send Andy Torres (5-0, 3.00) against Merrell (0-1) for the Titans and the series concludes with Saarloos (2-2) for the Titans against either Ryan Schroyer (2-1, 2.77) or Jered Liebeck (1-0, 1.69) for ASU. Despite the inferior level of competition that ASU has played this season, coach Horton knows that the Sun Devils are a team that is worthy of their Top-5 ranking. “If we had played the teams that they have played, then our record we be much better,” Horton said. “But make no bones about it, they have beaten those teams in the way that should. They have crushed teams,” Horton added.
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Senior Jon Smith, who is 2-0 in his last two starts, takes his turn tonight against a high-powered Arizona State Sun Devil offense.
Titans take 12-3 record to Texas tournSOFTBALL: UCLA, Wisconsin and Texas join CSUF in tourney By Caesar Contreras
Daily Titan Staff Writer
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Titan Jodie Cox takes a swing in a Feb 7. contest with UCLA.
It’s still the early portion of the Cal State Fullerton softball team’s season and that could only mean one thing. More tournament play. But for the Titans, that hasn’t been a bad thing as they have captured two tournament titles in two tries and hope for a third this weekend as they travel to Austin, TX for the Texas Invitational. Currently, the Titans post a 12-3 record, but in tournament play CSUF has a 12-1 record and have outscored its opponents 102-23 in that 13-game span. But despite the stellar record, CSUF’s 12 wins have all come against opponents not ranked in the USA Today/ National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll. It will all change this weekend as
the Texas Invitational brings the host Longhorns, the Wisconsin Badgers and the team responsible for two of CSUF’s three losses, the top-ranked UCLA Bruins. “It’s going to be a tough tournament, there’s good competition all around,” Titan Head Coach Michelle Gromacki said. And the toughest competition will come from the Bruins, who defeated the Titans 6-0 and 18-3 in a doubleheader on Feb 7 at the Titan Softball Complex. “Were looking forward to playing that game,” Gromacki said. “It will show us how far we’ve progressed since our last meeting.” The task will not be easy as the Bruins have a perfect 15-0 record and boast one of the nation’s top offensive players and top pitchers. UCLA catcher Stacy Nuvemen leads the team with a .500 batting average and has four home runs and 23 runs batted in. Sophomore Tairia Mims provides some more punch as she has a team leading eight home runs
and 32 RBI. On the mound, junior Amanda Freed leads the way as she boasts a flawless 7-0 record and a spectacular 0.34 earned run average. One of her seven wins came against the Titans as she allowed five hits in the 6-0 shutout. After a Friday afternoon contest with the Bruins, CSUF will then face the 22nd ranked Longhorns (9-4). Texas currently has a seven-game winning streak and are led by the pitching of senior Charla Moore. Moore was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for her efforts over last weekend as she pitched three complete games and did not allow an earned run over 23 innings pitched. The unranked and 5-5 Wisconsin Badgers will be CSUF’s Saturday opponent. Saturday’s action will culminate with two semifinal games as Sunday will bring the Third-Place game and the championship. The Titans, who come into the contest ranked 11th by the USA Today/
NFCA poll hope that last weekend’s success in the Chevron Paradise Classic will continue this weekend. “Our team’s making strides, last weekend we showed that we can overcome obstacles and showed lots of fight,” Gromacki said. Sophomore pitcher Gina Oaks will look to lead the way for CSUF as last weekend in Hawai’i she posted a stellar 5-0 record on the way to Most Valuable Player honors. Oaks further cemented her standout weekend by winning Big West Pitcher of the Week honors. Fellow Titan Jenny Topping also earned Big West honors as she was named Big West Field Player of the Week. Topping hit .482 to lead all players at the Paradise Classic and added five doubles, a triple, two home runs, and nine RBI in the tournament. It was the second time in three weeks that CSUF players sweeped the Big West honors. In the opening week of the season sophomore pitcher Jodie Cox and junior infielder Monica Lucatero earned the honors.