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nCOURTS: Orange County’s worst mass killer will not be forced to submit a deposition in his upcoming hearing to determine if he is to be released from Patton State Hospital By Marlayna Slaughterbeck Daily Titan Staff Writer
An Orange County Superior Court judge‑ruled last Friday that Edward Allaway would not be forced to submit to a deposition or answer the prosecution’s questions under oath in his upcoming sanity restoration hearing. Allaway, notorious for commit‑ ting the worst act of violence in Orange County’s history, was found not guilty by reason of insanity after killing seven people and seriously injuring two more with a .22 rifle in the basement of Cal State Fullerton’s
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library on July 12, 1976. Allaway has spent the past 25 years in state mental hospitals and is now seeking release from Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino County. Unsuccessful in his three previ‑ ous requests for freedom, he now has the support of state hospital doc‑ tors, making his chances for release more likely than ever. The possibility of the mass killer’s release has Deputy District Attorney Dan Wagner, along with victims’ relatives and 3rd District County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, fighting to block it.
The case had lawyers on both sides breaking with conventional strategy. While the prosecution pushed to have the case ruled civil in nature, Allaway’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender John F.F. Bovee, requested that the judge deem it a criminal proceeding to prevent the prosecu‑ tion from deposing his client and examining him with its own handpicked expert. Noting the role reversal, Superior Court Judge Frank F. Fasel acknowl‑ edged the unlikely circumstances last Friday in a crowded courtroom. “I can appreciate that both law‑
yers probably feel like‑fish out of water,” Fasel said. The judge then ruled that despite legitimate arguments from both sides, Allaway’s bid for freedom falls neither under civil, nor crimi‑ nal guidelines, but rather that it is a special proceeding. While the judge denied the prose‑ cution the right to interview Allaway, Fasel stopped short of refusing the district attorney’s office the right to choose a specialist to examine the mass killer. Bovee raised objections to both
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nCRIME: Campus police recovered more than $32,000 in computer equipment from an abandoned rental van in Fullervale Lot
nCRIME: After an argument over fidelity, police charge suspect with robbery and vandalism in Cypress Hall
By Amy Rottier
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By Amy Rottier
Daily Titan Staff Writer A male suspect was arrested last Friday at Cypress Hall for robbery and vandalism at about 12:28 p.m. Public Safety responded to a call from the victim’s roommate at about 11:30 a.m., police said. The victim, a female resident of Cypress Hall reportedly told police that she was arguing with her boy‑ friend about an affair he was having with another woman. The victim had received a phone call earlier in the day by a female stating that she was sleeping with the victim’s boyfriend, a police report said. The victim also reportedly told police that her boyfriend had given her a sexually transmitted disease. The victim told her boyfriend to leave her dorm but he refused. The boyfriend began trashing the victim’s room by throwing her things on the floor. He then went to her desk and threw the victim’s computer keyboard on the floor causing a dent at the base of the keyboard, the report said. “I did that because I was mad,” the suspect said when questioned by police. “I did that instead of hitting her because I know that’s wrong.” After thrashing the victim’s room, the victim reportedly told police that her boyfriend demanded that she repay him for the food he bought her
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Two suspects were arrested for the theft of approximately $33,000 worth of computer equipment from a white van in the Fullervale Lot last Thursday. During a routine check of the parking lot in the early afternoon, Corporal Bob Botzheim noticed a suspicious-looking gray van driving toward him, according to his report. The front and rear license plates of the van were covered by dark blue “Nascar Racing” plastic plates. Botzheim noticed the driver’s side window was smashed out of a white Ford van that was parked in a stall west of where the gray van had been parked. Glass covered the ground around the driver’s side and blood was reportedly found on the driver’s seat and the interior of the white van. After hearing crunching noises from people walking over glass, two female witnesses reportedly saw four males leave the white van, jump into the gray van and drive off. The women flagged down Botzheim and told him that the men in the gray van broke into the white van, the report said. Botzheim reportedly turned his police car around and followed the gray van as it drove northbound on Langsdorf Drive and then west‑ bound on Nutwood Avenue. The gray van was stuck at a red traffic light. When the driver of the gray van noticed the police car behind him he allegedly accelerated, trying to ram the van through the
traffic. Not having enough room to get through, the gray van allegedly backed up and hit a blue Toyota pickup truck. The driver of the gray van and another suspect reportedly got out of the van on the driver’s side and ran northbound toward the east parking lot at the Marriott. Two other suspects reportedly got out of the passenger’s side of the van and ran. Botzheim radioed in the pursuit and followed two of the suspects to the northeast loading dock of the Marriott in his car and then contin‑ ued the pursuit on foot, he reported. One suspect was found in Lot E pretending to be busy removing the election signs from the ground, police said. Botzheim ordered the first sus‑ pect to drop the signs and arrested him. A second suspect was reportedly caught when police were notified by hotel security that a man was hiding in the generator shed at the west side of the loading dock. Police found and arrested a man who matched the description of the driver of the gray van lying under metal piping in the shed, the report said. When the driver of the white van returned, he told police that he was a driver for a company and had picked up a shipment of computer parts in the City of Industry. After looking over invoices and shipping records, police found $32,560.00 in equipment missing. Twenty Seagate hard drives and five
NASCAR comes to nRACING: Fans turn out by the thousands to see the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at the California Speedway in Fontana last weekend By Darla Priest
Daily Titan Asst. News Editor On what would have been the 50th birthday of the late Dale Earnhardt, fans and drivers continued to cel‑ ebrate the legend. Flags commemo‑ rating the “Intimidator” flew on and off the racetrack. Homemade happy birthday No. 3 Banners were hung on fences and on the sides of motor homes. NASCAR fan Chris Krause stood next to a “We Miss You Dale” banner in the infield and asked any‑ one passing by to sign it. Krause plans to send the banner to the Earnhardt family after it is com‑ pletely filled with signatures. “This is my way of saying goodbye,” Krause said. Winston Cup winner Rusty Wallace and his Miller Lite Team
Penske won the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at the California Speedway in Fontana last Sunday. Wallace flew Earnhardt’s No. 3 flag on his victory lap in memory of his close friend. “I always wanted to do something for Dale when he lost his life ... for me to win on his birthday, that was very special,” Wallace said. “That was for Dale and Teresa and the whole Earnhardt family.” Wallace dominated the second half of the race, leading 95 of the 250 laps raced, the most of all drivers. This marked the 24th victory in his career of 368 super-speedway races. “Those last 150 laps, I guess, we were out front most of the time,” Wallace said at a press conference after the race. “We had some great pit stops and I made some air-pressure
changes that really woke the car up. Jeff Gordon finished second, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing in third place. Gordon won the California 500 in 1997 and 1999, and finished fourth in 1998. Earnhardt Jr. said it was pretty cool racing on his dad’s birthday because they finished strong, even if it’s still emotional. “We had terrible luck this week. It was a great car, but we did not have enough luck to get it up there,” Earnhardt Jr. said. On a morning practice lap, Earnhardt Jr. escaped injury after crashing into the wall in Turn 2. He later blew up an engine due to an oil filter being installed backwards. This spring’s NASCAR weekend
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Rusty Wallace dedicated his win to Dale Earnhardt last Sunday. attracted over 150,000 people to the two-mile D-shaped oval. Tucked away in the Inland Empire, the California Speedway only enhances Fontana’s history as a steel townnow a race town. The Speedway sits
on the site of the former Kaiser Steel Mill, built during WWII, providing steel for the construction of Liberty ships to aid in the war effort. On
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BRIEFS Educational seminar for athletes The Children’s Hospital of Orange County will be hosting a seminar today at the Irvine Marriott from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This seminar, titled “Kids and Sports 2001,” aims to partner up with the youth sports committee and offer insight into health-related sports topics. Also partnering up with the hospital is Fox Sports AM 1150. School coaches, parents and community members are encouraged to attend. Hospital physicians and community experts will be present to provide clinical and psychosocial information, as well as education to those attending. Some of the topics that will be touched upon include the management and development of youths who participate in sports. The event’s emcee will 1976 Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Brian Goodell. For those interested in attending the seminar, call (714) 997-3000.
Summer Youth Sports returning The city of Brea will be welcoming summer with the Summer Youth Sports. Sports that will offered are baseball, mini soccer and volleyball. Registration for Brea residents begin at May 21. Open registration begins on May 29. It’s always best to sign up early, as spots are limited. Youth Baseball is a sevenweek program for boys and girls from ages 4 to the sixth grade level.
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The sport activity seeks to instill the basic fundamentals of skill development and sportsmanship. This program, deemed to be low-key, also hopes to prepare youths for baseball experiences in the future. Leagues play on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays From June 27 to August 15. The site of the program will be at Tamarack Park. Fees will be at $44 per individual who resides or goes to school in Brea. Others who are interested but don’t live or attend school in the city can still register for $49. Those who register get a T-shirt and a participation trophy. Youth Mini Soccer is an eight-week program for boys and girls, with an age bracket similar to that of Youth Baseball’s. League play is on Saturdays from June 23 to August 18. All participants are required to attend an evaluation clinic. The fee for each player is $44 for residents, and $49 for non-residents. League play will take place at the Brea Community Center Gym. Lastly, Youth Volleyball is a five-week program for boys and girls from the first to the eighth grade. This programs aims to enhance knowledge of the sport, and emphasizes training and game situations. League plays are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Country Hills Park. Those interested can register at the Brea Community Center at 695 E. Madison Way, or by calling (714) 990-7100. For more information, call (714) 990-7109.
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CALENDAR OF OF EVENTS EVENTS Campus There will be an outdoor concert in the Becker Amphitheater on Wednesday, May 2 at noon. A.S. Rec Sports will hold a Coed Intertube Water Polo Tournament on Friday, May 4. The roster is due by 2 p.m. in P.E. 121. A free film will be shown on Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the TSU Titan theater. Over-the-Line Tourney rosters are due on Tuesday, May 8 by 2 p.m. in P.E. room 121. For more information call (714) 278-3978). A.S. Rec Sports will hold a 4-on-4 Volleyball Tournament on
Wednesday, May 9 in the Titan Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m. TSU Games and Recreation will hold a bowlers Tournament on Thursday May 10 in the TSU Underground at 3 p.m.
Community Italian-born artist-in-resident Franco Angeloni will exhibit work “That invades fields other than those normally connected with visual arts,” on May 5 through June 30 at Grand Central Art Gallery in Santa Ana. For more information call (714) 567-7233. “Joined at the Head” will be performed on May 3 through 5
at the Grand Central Theatre in Santa Ana. For more information visit www.arts.fullerton.edu/ events/ Learn how to become a volunteer tutor, mentor, or intern. “Think Together” volunteer orientation is on May 5 at 1505 East 17th St., Suite 102 Santa Ana. For more information call (714) 543-3807, or visit www.thinkoc. org The Young Musicians Foundation’s Debut Orchestra presents its 46th Annual Final Debut Concert on Saturday, May 12 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. The Fullerton College Music
Department presents “Finale,” featuring the Community Band, in concert on May 18, 2001 at 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre. For more information call (714) 992-7030. The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival 2001 will hold auditions for its annual talent show on Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. in The Strawberry Festival Amphitheater (12852 Main Street) in Garden Grove. For more information call (714) 638-7950. The 15th Annual AIDS Walk Orange County is set for Sunday, June 3. For more information call (949) 809-8763.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS COP BLOTTER Monday, April 23
Wednesday, April 25
A non-injury hit-and-run accident was reported at 3:30 p.m.
A silver Ford was stopped in the Coco’s parking lot at 1:49 p.m. A suspect had a warrant for his or her arrest from an outside agency and was arrested. Orange County Tow was called.
At 5:03 p.m petty theft from the bookstore was reported. A silver Honda was stopped in Lot E at 8:40 p.m. and someone was arrested. He was later released to his dad.
Tuesday, April 24 A car with five outstanding parking tickets totaling $200 was reported at 11:03 a.m. The fine was paid and the boot removed.
Thursday, April 26 Grand theft from a car in the Fullervale Lot was reported at 2:47 p.m. Two suspects were arrested. As suspicious man with a thin build was reported around the Extended Education Building
at 8:13 p.m. He was wearing a white T-shirt, jeans, and a cap backwards.
Friday, April 27 At 1:55 a.m. a black Porsche was stopped and one person was arrested. A black daily planner was recovered at the bookstore at 9:11 a.m. A habitual parking offender was booted at the Performing Arts loading dock area. A male was arrested at stu-
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dent housing at 12:28 p.m. At 2:16 p.m. a person reported a cell phone had been stolen from his or her car the day before.
Sunday, April 29 Medical aid was requested for a person who overdosed on drugs at 1:39 a.m. He was semi-conscious when help arrived. The person had mixed pain reliever with alcohol. At 10:13 a.m. a car with expired registration in Lot E was towed by Fullerton Tow.
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Students take relaxed approach to testBy Matthew McGuire TMS Campus
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doctors Wagner recommended, citing that one was not licensed in California and that Wagner’s follow-up choice had previously treated Allaway, raising questions about doctor-patient confidential‑ ity. Bovee said that overall, he considers the judge’s decision a victory for his client. “ This is untested ground here — the judge had little or no guid‑ ance,” Bovee said. “Obviously we’re pleased with his ruling.”
Wagner did not concede defeat, however, as he reassured the vic‑ tims’ relatives outside the Santa Ana Courtroom. “We’re still going to have an opportunity to get questions answered and to get the necessary material before the court,” Wagner said. “And I believe in the end we’re going to win this case.” While another status conference has been scheduled for May 25, no date has been set for Allaway’s sanity hearing, which is expected to take place sometime this sum‑ mer.
Finals are a vicious cycle. You have to study to pass. If you pass you enroll for another semester. A new semester brings new finals. You have to study to pass. With finals week looming like a clock tower, the next few weeks have the potential of getting pretty stressful. While colleges of yesteryear might have taken the gritty attitude of “tuff it out,” many institutions are now help‑ ing students out with counseling and courses to help manage and reduce stress. William Prescott, associate director at UCLA student psychological servic‑ es, runs short three-session workshops at the university’s stress clinic and said he sees an increase in student stress between midterms and finals. “Students face a fair amount of stress
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boxes of central processing units were taken from the white van, the report said. Police believe that the burglars followed the victim from somewhere because they knew to target the white van. During the pursuit, the abandoned gray van was secured and a rou‑ tine check found it to be a rental van. Police found five boxes with bloodstains on them in the gray van matching the victim’s inventory list
that probably hits about midterms,” Prescott says. To reduce stress levels, the UCLA stress clinic teaches students different relaxation techniques and how a stu‑ dent internally talks about stress. One of the relaxation techniques is deep breathing, which can help a student lower stress levels. The lower levels will help a student concentrate on the task at hand and presumably test or study more effectively. Prescott relates the experience to walking out of an exam and beginning to remember answers as you walk away. The more relaxed environment of a hallway puts a mind in a state where it can begin to fully function. “If you’re extremely relaxed you’re not very effective at a complex cogni‑ tive task,” Prescott says. “If you’re extremely tense, you’re just about as ineffective - it just feels worse. There’s a middle range in arousal in which you
tend to do your better work.” Rob Sepich, a health educator with university health services at University of Wisconsin, says that while he sees students with a range of pressures — from relationship to financial — during the weeks at the end of each semester students often seek help in dealing with academic stress. While the bulk of student’s come to the heal service department seeking traditional counseling services, the UW also offers students massage therapy at a discounted rate of $30 for 50 minutes of massage. Counseling and therapy may address the bulk of student’s stress concerns, but many students are begin‑ ning to turn to dietary supplements to help reduce stress. Not the usual caf‑ feine and nicotine, Tums and Vivrin, however. Dr. Ray Sahelian, author of the book “Mind Boosters,” which dis‑
as items missing from the white van, according to the report. The suspect who was in the gen‑ erator room told police that he had been standing on the street in Los Angeles earlier in the day trying to get work when three men in a gray van paid him to drive to the area of the white van. He was booked and taken to Orange County Jail for possession of stolen property, burglary, conspiracy, and assault with a deadly weapon (using the van to ram through traffic), according to the report. A background check showed the suspect to be on probation in Santa Clara County for
grand theft, according to the report. The suspect who was arrested in Lot E told police that he was at the university with his girlfriend to drop off some paperwork and that he had nothing to do with the vans. He said was waiting in the parking lot when he was arrested. The second suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and resisting arrest. His background check reportedly found that he had two prior arrests for burglary. The other two suspects were never found.
cusses how dietary supplements can improve health, says caffeine may help a student stay up late to study but the information may not stick the way one would hope. “Caffeine will prohibit people from entering a deep stage of sleep and good sleep is essential for memory consolidation,” he said. While students should steer clear of caffeine after dinner, Sahelian recom‑ mends taking a few dietary supple‑ ments such as B complex and fish oils, which can help with brain function. Of course students can also get their fill of fish oils from fish, which Sahelian suggests eating for lunch along with other proteins such as chicken and beef. Carbohydrate lunches, he says, can make a person sluggish mid-day, and make for better dinners closer to bedtime, when you’ll hopefully be in for a night of sleep, not cramming. Enough said. Nobody likes a vicious
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Nov. 22, 1995, a huge work force began building the 529 acre facility. It was a high-energy race weekend in Fontana, with both the Pontiac Widetrack Grand Prix 200 and the Auto Club 300 running on Saturday. Brendan Gaughan won the Pontiac race setting two California Speedway records. His race time of 1:18.48 eclipsed the old record of 125:34.
“My guys are the best team out here and California Speedway is the best track on the West Coast,” Gaughan said. Hank Parker Jr. won the Auto Club race and set a new track record with an elapsed time of 1:55.25, being the first race under two hours. This beat the record previously set by Dale Earnhardt in 1998. The standard lap is considered fast at the California Speedway. Mike Skinner set a Winston Cup qualifying record last year with an average lap of 186.016 mph (38.697
seconds). Bobby Labonte won the NASCAR Winston Cup Bud Pole for Sunday’s race lapping the track at 186.061 mph (39.423 seconds). More history was in the making during last Friday’s Winston Cup qualifying, as 36-year-old Shawna Robinson attempted to become the first woman driver in NASCAR’s premier series. Unfortunately, her dream was shattered when her No. 84 car’s rear end broke coming out of Turn 2 on her first warm-up lap. Robinson said the fans still cheered her on after a
disappointing day. Her next attempt will be on June 10 at Michigan. NASCAR was not without women participating heavily in the racing competition this weekend. Betty Shannon, who owns the No. 76 car, worked with her car’s pit crew during Saturday’s Auto Club 300. Her car completed the race placing 37th. “I do a little bit of everything. It’s a lot of work and sacrifice,” Shannon said.
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the night before. When she said no, her boyfriend forced his hand into the right front pocket of the victim’s pants where she had money, the report said. The victim tried to push his hand away. Fearing for her safety she stopped resisting and let her boyfriend take the $16 out of her pocket she told police. The boyfriend explained to offi‑
cers that he and his girlfriend were arguing over his affair with another woman. He said that when he asked her to repay him for the food he bought her, she taunted him by wav‑ ing the money in front of his face saying “you can’t have this.” The boyfriend told police that he grabbed the money from her hand and put it in his pocket, the report said. The victim’s boyfriend was placed under arrest and taken to Orange County Jail around 3:47 p.m. Public Safety is filing with the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
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Humans are not far away from cloning themselves By Terry Jolliffe The waiting list for organ transplants in this country has surpassed 75,000 people according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. In addition to the discussions and ethical debates on cloning today, there are also talks of the possibility of the harvesting of human organs. Researchers are actually hoping that one day, the ability to clone adult human cells will make it possible to ‘grow’ new hearts, livers and nerve cells. These possibilities bring with them a tremendous potential of savings tens of thousands of lives each year, since the donation of organs cannot possibly meet the demands of those in desperate need of them. Not to mention that organ sellers would be out of business. Imagine a world where no one would ever again have to remain hooked up to a dialysis machine in order to live. Furthermore, patients would no longer be confined to or lingering in a hospital bed for months and even years in hopes of a donated organ. Visualize patients having readily available to them — a new heart or a new lung or a pancreas so that they
may live out their life normally. In other words, being given a second chance. The possibilities are endless. It was recently announced that Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder caused by the deterioration of nerve cells, may be helped in the future by cloned animal fetuses. Using the same techniques that were used to clone the infamous Dolly, (the sheep), researchers at Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, produced cow embryos and implanted them into bovine wombs. Fetal nerve cells capable of stimulating dopamine production were harvested and transplanted into the brains of rats with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Although the cells survived transplantation and motor skill improvement was seen in most of the rats, not all of them benefited. There are still many obstacles to overcome, and much more to learn, but researchers are optimistic that sometime in the future cloning technologies will make the potential for organ or tissue donation possible. In deed, many ethical and societal issues will need to be addressed and monitoring such procedures is absolutely essential given the potential for unforeseen consequences. On the other hand, there are those genetic cynics who reject scientific progress at every turn, undermining
any logical discussion of the issues. Take for instance the ethical questions of Invitro fertilization and embryo transfer that sparked many heated debates a few years ago. The pessimists were unsuccessful at halting progress and the success rate has been tremendous, bringing fulfillment to many otherwise barren couples. Meanwhile, although most European countries signed an international protocol in 1998 banning human cloning, it is not yet illegal in the U.S. — only prohibited where federal funding is accepted, a 1997 ban instituted by former President Clinton. However, it is only a matter of time since President George Bush supports a ban on cloning and a congressional panel has already opened hearings on the matter. Scientists are currently searching for a nation willing to host the most controversial medical attempt in the history of medicine — the cloning of a human being. It’s admittedly a scary notion, although it’s my bet, it’s no longer when — but where it will happen. — Joliffe is a Daily Titan Staff Writer and any response to this column can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
n Poem to the Editors regarding ad debate By "Tuffy" Del Toro I might not be Phil Roth or Michael Crichton But I must write this piece to you, my Daily Titan, To tell you how you have sold out And to persuade you not to pout. You are a censor, fair and square— A censor that should not be there. Just as in 1984, you tell us what
to read, and more— You tell us that you do not lie, and then you tell us what to buy. You tell us if we need a ride We should peruse the Classified: And if a service we require, To read the ads of which you’re a supplier. You make us think that for a midnight escapade We should demand a savory Nescafe™ And if we’ll want some caffeine
in a cup, We ought to shop for Folgers® Giddy-up. How crass it is of you to call yourself a righteous student paper When you solicit ads from all around And with a swift and mighty hand you drape her, [the paper] With only those that "normal" you have found! I’ve no desire to see an ad in campus publications,
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But if they are a must then leave them so. If costs of operation mandate their integration, Then, fine, include this tainted show. But mark these words, you curséd press: We do not want you to oppress. We students are all rational adults, And not some weak abuséd dolts—
Let us decide whether we wish to see: Let me discern that which is good for me. If you have buyers for an ad Don’t turn them down because it’s "bad." But rather run the advertisement Instead of practicing chastisement. Then use the proceeds to expand, To voice a noble opposition. Have a debate! The truth
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001
CSUF pitchers serve up sweep to UC Riverside
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nBASEBALL: Each Titan starter goes at least six innings in series sweep of Highlanders over weekend By Damian Calhoun
Daily Titan Asst. Sports Editor If it is true that home is where the heart is, then for Kirk Saarloos certainly feels at home on the mound at Goodwin Field. Saarloos won his 11th consecutive game as the Cal State Fullerton Titans completed a three-game non-conference sweep against the UC Riverside Highlanders 152 on Sunday. The Titans have won 19 of their last 20 games. CSUF moved up two spots in the latest Collegiate Baseball poll, from fifth to third. The Titans also improved two spots in the Baseball America poll, from eighth to sixth. Saarloos pitched six innings and allowed four hits and two runs, while striking out 11. But that is only part of the story. Saarloos entered the game with a 38 consecutive home scoreless streak (it was snapped at 41 by a two-run single by Scott Powis.) For the season, Saarloos has pitched 51 innings at home and has allowed only 18 hits. He has struck out 68 and walked only six. Opponents have only hit .108 against him and his ERA is a miniscule 0.88. Home sweet home. “I like pitching here,” Saarloos said of his home turf at Goodwin Field. “The fans get behind you and they are real supportive of you.” Not only were the fans supportive of Saarloos, but his teammates were also. CSUF mashed out 12 extra-base hits, including home runs from Chris Stringfellow and Matt Belfanti. The game started out looking like a possible pitcher’s duel was in the making. UCR starter Chris Smith skated through the first two innings allowing only one hit. Saarloos breezed through the first two stanzas, striking out three. In the third inning, the roof began to cave in on Smith and the Highlanders. Belfanti led off the inning with a double, Shawn Norris drove him home with
a double of his own. Norris advanced to third on a passed ball and eventually scored on David Bacani’s groundout to put CSUF up 2-0. The Titans added another run when Robert Guzman stole home on the front end of a double steal. CSUF added four more runs in fourth inning, knocking Smith (2-7) out of the game. Brian Hoff replaced Smith and was greeted rudely by the Titan bats. Hoff, who served up back-to-back home runs to Stringfellow and Belfanti, was quickly replaced by David Gibson. Gibson gave up four runs in the sixth inning on two doubles and Stringfellow’s two-run triple to run led the lead to 14-2. The big lead finally afforded the Titans with a chance to rest Saarloos. The sixinning outing was his shortest starting stint since Jan.30, a five-inning start against Pepperdine. “It looked like I might have had to stay in because the game was close,” Saarloos said. “But the offense took over and got me out of there.” The offense included eight Titans with two or more hits, led by Norris who had three hits. One of those that clicked was Stringfellow. The junior center fielder drove in four runs in the series finale and he had six hits for the weekend to raise his batting average to a team-leading .376. “I thought that we broke out of a mini-slump today,” CSUF Head Coach George Horton said of Sunday’s offensive onslaught. “We didn’t swing the bats well in RBI situations in the first two games, but today it clicked.” UCR battled bravely through the first two games of the series. In the opener on Friday, Jon Smith (8-1) pitched seven innings and the Titans pounded former teammate George Carralejo for six runs in five innings for an 8-4 win. Saturday, Darric Merrell and Julio Fernandez hooked up in a duel that saw
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Freshman Darric Merrell continued his stellar rookie season with Saturday’s seven inning performance against UC Riverside to improve his record to 5-2 Fernandez go the distance, but the freshman duo of Merrell and Chad Cordero combined for the 4-1 victory. “Pitching and defensive-wise, this has to be one of our most consistent weekends,” Horton added. “The pitching has been like this all season, but the defense was outstanding.” While the Titans were taking a weekend away from their Big West schedule, the rest of the league was beating each other up. Long Beach State lost two of three from Cal State Northridge to fall into a third place tie with Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara swept Pacific to move to within
one game of the Titans. CSUF resumes its non-conference schedule tonight at 7 p.m. against the 17th-ranked Pepperdine Waves (32-14) at Goodwin Field. “It was a weekend to focus,” Saarloos said of the three-game series against UCR. “We were not playing Long Beach or a conference series. This was a series that we needed to sweep and not have a loss catch up to us in the remainder of the season. “We’re in a battle the rest of the way,” Saarloos added. “If we take care of our end, then we should be all right.”
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Titans produce one grand old time on the nSOFTBALL: In second game of doubleheader, CSUF gets 1,000th win in history By Caesar Contreras
Daily Titan Copy Editor
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Amanda Hockett’s powerful swing helps pace the Titan attack.
In a series that had potential for a small rise or even greater fall, the Cal State Fullerton softball team’s weekend’s showdown with Cal State Northridge changed nothing but that was a good thing. The Titans (43-12, 16-2) took two of three games over the weekend against the Matadors (28-22, 12-6) and with a two-game Big West lead before the series left CSUN with the same lead perfectly intact. “We played outstanding,” Titan Head Coach Michelle Gromacki said. “This is the most I’ve seen us battle in a long time and it took a hard fight to win these games.” Now with only one week left in the regular season, CSUF controls its own Big West destiny when they face Utah State this upcoming weekend at the Titan Softball Complex. And all signs heavily point in the Titans’ favor as the Aggies will enter the weekend series with a 5-13 conference
mark and a dreadful 11-36 record. Even if 8th ranked CSUF manages just to win one game against the Aggies and UOP sweeps over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the Titans still own the tiebreaker edge. “I’m very confident about our chances, one win and it’s the title,” Gromacki said. But to find themselves in such a position, the Titans had to take care of business against the Matadors and while they got off to a shaky start they managed to rebound to take two on the road and notch the program’s 1000th victory. In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, CSUN senior right-hander Sarah Farnworth went the distance and an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning by Sondra Milchiker proved to be the only score in a 1-0 Matador victory. Titan junior Christy Robitaille took the tough loss as she pitched the distance and allowed only two hits to lose her first game of the season and fall to 8-1. “Robo pitched great we just didn’t get the hits,” Gromacki said. CSUF’s best opportunity to score came in the sixth inning as the Titans loaded the bases and had only one out. But Farnworth managed to get out of the jam as she got a fly out and a ground out to end the threat. Farnworth improved to 21-12 with the win as she allowed only four hits with
two strikeouts. In the next game, Gina Oaks took the mound and pitched a complete game as CSUF got the 4-2 win. Both teams put up a pair of runs in the second inning as CSUF scored on a Brenda Iglesias RBI ground out and Julie Watson singled to drive in a second run. But the Matadors bounced back behind a RBI triple from Farnworth and scored on a CSUF error to tie things up. The Titans took the lead for good in the fourth inning when Jenny Topping laced a sharp ball to shortstop Amber Copeland, who bobbled the ball just enough to score Amada Hockett with the bases full. The sophomore shortstop scored three of CSUF’s runs in the game. CSUF was definitely aided by four Matador errors in the game as Farnworth went the distance for the second consecutive game. Oaks was masterful in seven innings, her longest outing since returning from a March 31 injury. The sophomore upped her record to 17-6 as she allowed only five hits and struck out nine. In the series finale, both teams got strong pitching performances but the CSUF offense won out as they recorded a second consecutive 4-2 victory. Northridge center fielder Cristan Bedwell slammed two home runs in the game but Jodie Cox slammed a two-run
shot in the second inning and the Titans picked up two runs in the top of the seventh inning to get the win. In the top of the seventh of a 2-2 score, Watson led off the inning with a shot to left field that was overplayed by the fielder as Watson reached second base. Topping walked and Monica Lucatero sacrificed the runners over as Yasmin Mossadeghi followed with a sacrifice fly that managed to score Watson. Oaks then followed with a RBI single up the middle to score Topping, who reached third on a fielding error from Mossadeghi’s sacrifice fly. Oaks then shut the doors on the Matadors in the seventh as she got her team-leading 18th win of the season. She allowed only two runs while striking out nine and walking one. Farnworth followed with another complete game as she allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits, three walks and seven strikeouts. “Sarah is a really good pitcher, she held our bats and battled,” Gromacki said. “Gina was phenomenal for us, she just shy of being in top shape but she was great.” As CSUF concludes its conference season, the Titans are an apparent lock for the NCAA postseason, something that is surely crossing Gromacki’s mind. “The teams is focusing on playoffs, we trying not to look ahead but we will
Tennis denied access to championnTENNIS: Titans lose play-in game to the Utah State Aggies After all the calls, the arguments and the needing for playoff game, the woman’s tennis team came up short in their bid to compete in the Big West Tourney Last Friday the women’s tennis season came to an end with a 4-3 loss to Utah State. With the loss the women’s tennis team concluded its season with a 5-17 record overall and 0-5 in the Big West. The match started with Ana Iacob losing 2-6, 2-6. But sophomore
Eleanor Luzano came record the first point for the Titans with a 6-4, 6-4 win. Utah State came right back by winning the next two matches. Down 2-1, Ioana Sisoe came up big with 6-3, 6-1 victory. More importantly, she tied the overall score 2-2. After losing the final singles match, the Titans would need a sweep in the doubles competition. But they came up short, taking two out of three. The team of Adriana Hockicko and Luzano provided the Titans with their first point in the doubles matches defeating the Aggie team of Sarah Lowe and Amy Thatcher, 8-5. Utah State bounced back in the
second doubles match. The duo of Jacee Mason and Richelle Ferguson defeated the Titan team of Ioana Sisoe and Joanne Cruz, 8-3. With the match already decided, the Titan team of Michelle Arndt and Ana Maria Jacob beat Tracy Bertagna and Amelia Martinez of the Aggies, but the Titan season wouldn’t go any further. It was a good match, but the Titans just came up short. But then again, this match came about because of a short season that Utah State had. A few weeks ago, the day before preliminary rankings came out, the Titans were ranked ninth. Only the top eight would be allowed to compete in the Big West tourney in Ojai California.
It came down to a phone call where the Titans pleading their case were given a chance to play for the final seed. This happened because the other seed, Utah State, played only one conference match and lost. Even though the season ended on a low note, there was a glimmer of hope shown this year. The one-two punch of freshman swingers Hockicko and freshman Iacob are both returning next season and the Titans are looking to improve on this season’s disappointing mark. In fact, the entire tennis team doesn’t have any seniors on the roster, so look for an experienced team next year. —Daily Titan
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Titans returned serve all season but fell short in championships.