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El Toro banter is debatable at nDISCUSSION: A fourman panel questioned the idea of another Orange County airport, in place of a park By Scott Leeds
Daily Titan Staff Writer An estimated 40 people attended a discussion about El Toro Marine Base and the County Parks Initiative—Measure W—in the Titan Theater on Monday. The debate erupted between a panel of four speakers, who kept up a lively, if somewhat cutting, discussion about the pressing issues. “It was a rough and tumble dogfight,” said John Phillips, host of the event.
Before the debate started, Dana Point Attorney John Adams, a write-in candidate for Orange County Superior Court Judge, had the opportunity to speak about the ability Orange County communities have to see the democratic process at work. Adams is running against Judge Ronald Kline, current Orange County Superior Court judge who was charged with having child pornography on his work and home computers and conducting lewd acts with a minor. “What a great time to be in Orange County from a political stand point,” Adams said. The four-man panel consisted of Fullerton Mayor Don Bankhead; Art Bloomer, Executive Director for the Orange County Regional Airport Authority; Bill Kogerman, chairman of the Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities; and Fullerton City
Councilman Chris Norby. Measure W is the third initiative since 1996 to eliminate the option of having an El Toro Airport and using the closed base as an urban-regional park instead. Bankhead and Bloomer are against Measure W and support the El Toro Airport while Kogerman and Norby are for the initiative. Bloomer and Bankhead expressed disappointment regarding the small number of people. They said that this issue could impact students’ futures. All members of the panel vocalized their interest in everyone in Orange County going to the polls and voting, whether they are for or against Measure W. “We hope that all the Cal State Fullerton people will get out and exercise their right to vote,” Kogerman said. “We have the opportunity to develop a legacy for our children and their children.”
Phillips said throughout the debate the panel mostly argued amongst themselves especially when it came to numbers. At one point, Kogerman interrupted Bankhead and questioned the mayor after Phillips raised the question about how much the park or the airport would cost taxpayers. “They really didn’t get into details,” said Lovely Quresi, a political science major. “They were more into name calling.” As the panel went back and forth debating their points of view, tension began to increase. However, Bloomer and Kogerman said they carried no animosity toward each other. “We want to make it clear that there are no hard feelings between us, because we served together in Vietnam,” Kogerman said. Additional reporting by Yvonne Klopping and Rita Freeman.
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Tusk Force rejuvenates school spirit nORGANIZATION: Student group strives to bring a sense of community to the commuter campus By Laila Derakhshanian Daily Titan Staff Writer
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Vice President Dick Cheney received the “Architect of Piece Award” at the Nixon Library and spoke about governmental issues.
Cheney visits Nixon library nPOLITICS: Anti-war protestors picketed the vice president’s appearance at the Yorba Linda landmark By Kimberly Pierceall
Daily Titan Opinion Editor “Normal day” may not apply to the Nixon Library and Birthplace. Brea police officer David Dickinson had patrolled the Yorba Linda landmark since 7:30 a.m., making sure the twenty or so protesters didn’t step onto the
private property. Nothing unusual for the Nixon Library, he said. “Cheney is a big fat terrorist,” written on one poster and “Bush-Cheney Enron: Watergate 2002” scrawled on a four by eight foot white sheet. This, along with chanting and rhythmic drum beats, welcomed Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne to the landmark last Tuesday to receive the Architect of Peace award from the Library. “I find it very ironic and very fitting,” said Ann Rose Thomas in regards to the award being presented at President Nixon’s Library. Rose, 32, is the founder of fringefolk.com – a group of political activists unhappy with the 2000 election - pro-
tested outside the building that day. Thomas said members from other anti-war groups like Coalition for World Peace and Citizens for Legitimate Government participated in the protest as well. Within the walls of the library, a markedly different crowd of 175 business suit-clad Cheney supporters gathered inside the lobby to mingle and toast each other before the guests of honor were escorted into the luncheon. The award presentation was a fundraiser for the library with each audience member paying $2,500 for lunch with the vice president. Cheney spoke to the audience after an introduction from Julie Nixon Eisenhower and fellow “architect of
peace” Lynne Cheney. He primarily addressed the “War on Terrorism.” “Even if we’re 99 percent successful in preventing that next attack, that 1 percent can kill you,” Cheney said. He admitted the Department of Defense could be run more efficiently and emphasized the need for a missile defense system so the country and its allies could be prepared and protected in case of a sudden attack, perhaps from a nation in the “axis of evil” – North Korea, Iraq, and Iran. The vice president defended the “evil” label for the nations. “The government of Iran is the
Unity, pride and tradition are characteristics that Cal State Fullerton may seem to be lacking, but with the help of the Titan Tusk Force, things may be changing. The Titan Tusk Force, a new organization focused on promoting school spirit, unifying the student body and increasing communication with students and organizations, began its objective with Titan Spirit Day last Thursday. “Cal State Fullerton is a commuter school,” said Patti Quinones, chair of Titan Tusk Force. “There’s not a lot of campus pride, we would like to have it here. Our purpose is to get students aware of other organizations and clubs.” The all-day event began with a pep rally at the Becker Amphitheater. Live music and plenty of free food and drinks, compliments of Farmer John and Pepsi, added to the lively festivities. Students gathered in swarms under trees on the grassy knoll and in line for barbeque, while CSUF coach Donny Daniels introduced his basketball team. “I’m excited. This is exactly what we need to do,” said Athletic Director Brian Quinn. “This is where it all begins.” The event was co-sponsored by
Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic, which is the governing body of all six sororities on campus. Many volunteers helped with promoting the event and playing chef to hundreds of hungry students. Associated Students President Alex Lopez took to the grill to show his support while CSUF mascots, Tiffy and Tuffy, could be found amongst the students gallivanting throughout the area. “We heard there was food and we think this spirit stuff is a good idea,” said junior Lina Bak. “There’s no sense of community. A lot of people just come and go.” The festivities continued in the Titan Gym as the Titan men's basketball team played against Pacific University in its first game televised on ESPN 2 this semester. “It was the biggest crowd at a basketball game at school that I’ve seen,” said AS Executive Vice President Edgar Zazueta. “Potential players want to see a supportive environment and so that’s what we’re trying to build and we want to transfer the support to other sports as well,” said Pedro Aceves, vice president of Public Relations for IFC. Titan Spirit Day concluded with a post-game event at the TSU underground. The Pub, almost filled to capacity, hosted a hearty spirit of supporters. There was more free food, drink and music to cap off the day. “The day in itself was a success,” Zazueta said. “The support from the crowd did a lot. No matter what happens with Associated Students this program will continue.”
Professor is perfect fit for lecnLEARNING: When looking for the best speaker, the university program realized this could be an inside job By Michael Matter
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Bob Linn suggests many books that shed light on the Nixon years.
The Cal State Fullerton Continuing Learning Experience program did not have to search long and hard for
an instructor with the required enthusiasm, capacity and qualifications needed to coordinate its “Review of the Twentieth Century 1971-1975: Approaching the Apocalypse” lecture series. Dick Blake, chairman of the CLE curriculum committee, said the right man for the job was already on staff. “Bob Linn is a member of our curriculum committee that plans programming and courses,” Blake said. “He volunteered to be the instructor for the series and does an excellent job of explaining all the important
events. He does an exciting blend of history and politics.” Bob Linn taught American history and government classes in the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs at Sunny Hills High School for 32 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and government from the University of Buffalo, N.Y. in 1956 and a master’s degree in history and government from CSUF in 1971. Linn is currently serving as a Placentia City Commissioner and at
one time served for 18 months on the Orange County Grand Jury during the county bankruptcy proceedings. Linn loves history but pulls no punches. As the audience settled into their seats at Mackey Auditorium Thursday for the lecture, an audio tape of former-President Richard Nixon could be heard in the background. “Listen to your president lie to you,” Linn said. “There were certain things Nixon said that were absolute
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A GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING
BRIEFS “The Who’s Tommy” comes to Fullerton College “The Who’s Tommy,” a rock opera based on the 1969 concept album by the Who, will be performed at the Campus Theatre at Fullerton College March 7-14. Performed on Broadway where it collected five Tony Awards, “The Who’s Tommy” is the story of a boy that experiences a childhood tragedy that causes him to become deaf, dumb and blind. As Tommy grows older, he comes upon a pinball machine where he becomes a master using nothing but his sense of touch and reaches mass public stardom. However, his new celebrity status creates more pressure than Tommy can handle and turns his world upside down. The play was developed for stage by Pete Townshend of the Who, and produced and developed for Broadway by Des McAnuff. Directed by Gary Krinke of Fullerton College, the production’s company members are from all over the Los Angeles and Orange counties. Tickets are on sale through the Fullerton College Fine Arts Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact (714) 992-7433.
Children learn Irish performance art Children will be able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the culture of the Irish at the Curtis Theatre as part of a series called “The Irish Connection” March 17. The performances for children, part of the Kid’s Culture Series geared to offer “educational, interactive, inspirational and informal
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productions,” will trace Celtic connections to American songs and also allow children to hear early versions of famous Irish songs. Children will also have the opportunity to try their hand at Irish drumming and learn the origins of the Irish flute and four different kinds of bagpipes. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at www.curtistheatre.org, or by phone, mail, fax and in person.For more information, contact (714) 990-7722.
CSU Chancellor signs pact against alcohol abuse In the first of its kind in California, a compact has been signed involving six state agencies and CSU to handle the problems of alcohol abuse among university students. Signed by CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed and Business, Transportation and Housing (BT&H) Secretary Maria Contreras-Sweet on Feb. 13, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) commits CSU and the state agencies to ending alcohol abuse on and off university campuses. The MOU was birthed from a policy on alcohol abuse adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees in July 2001. Chancellor Reed created the committee that enacted the policy after the death of a Chico State University student and other near-fatal accidents involving alcohol. The six state agencies involved in the compact include BT&H, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Traffic
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Community The Curtis Theatre’s Premiere Series presents “Godspell” at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center from Feb. 22 through March 10. “Godspell” is a theatrical event based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Ticket prices are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children. Tickets may be purchased at www.curtistheatre. org or by calling (714) 990-7722. Parking is free. The 31st Annual Festival of Whales in Dana Point will feature activities, events and music during the weekends of March
9 and 16. The musical series is free. For more information, call (949) 496-1094. The Fairplex in Pomona presents a show by the Millard Sheets Gallery Tuesday through Sunday from Feb. 23 through March 31. This is its second post-fair exhibit and it will include a sculpture of Carl Milles. For more information, call (909) 8654262. The Fullerton Civic Light Opera presents the musical “The Scarlet Pimpernel” through March 3 at the Plummer Auditorium. For more information, call (714) 526-3832.
The Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana will host an exhibition of paintings, automobiles and mixed media images by Kenny Scharf from March 2 through April 28. For more information, call (714) 567-7233 or log on to www.arts.fullerton.edu/events.
The Pollak Library hosts an exhibit of David Scharf’s most recent images through March 15 in the Atrium Gallery. For more information, call (714) 278-2633.
TSU Underground will host a billiard tournament Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. until finish. The competition is free. For more information, call (714) 278-2144.
The College of the Arts presents “Joseph Musil: The Ceremonial Magic of Theatre Architecture” through March 7 in the Main Art Gallery. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 278-7750.
The Department of Dance presents the Tony Award winning play “Dancing at Lughnasa,” from March 8-17 in CSUF’s Little Theatre. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center box office or by calling (714) 278-3371.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS COP BLOTTER Sunday, Feb. 17 At 10:15 p.m., the driver of a white Chevrolet pick-up truck was pulled over and was driving with a suspended license.
Monday, Feb. 18 No reports
Tuesday, Feb. 19 Medics were dispatched to the bookstore at 2:15 p.m. to aid a female who was injured previously during karate class. She was transported to St. Jude’s. Six rolls of toilet paper were reported missing from the men’s restroom in the lobby of the Performing Arts building at 4:53
CHENEY n from page 1 world’s leading exporter of terror,” he said. He cited Iranian support of the terrorist groups – Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad – as evidence. Iraq has continued to stockpile weapons of mass destruction, he warned. “[Saddam Hussein’s] regime also harbors terrorist groups, including Abu Nidal, the Palestine Liberation Front, the 15 May Organization and the Arab Liberation Front,” he said. He said Hussein’s oldest son is the director of a suicide terrorist group, Fedayeen Saddam.
a.m. They were taken between noon Friday and 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Public Safety received a call from a credit-card representative in McCarthy Hall requesting to have a person removed from the booth. The representative was giving out free gifts to those who signed up for a credit card. The person didn’t agree with the distribution of the free gift, saying President George W. Bush passed a law Jan. 1 prohibiting the distribution of free gifts for credit card sign ups.
to a call of a man exposing himself to a student. The suspect began masturbating before fleeing the scene.
Thursday, Feb. 21 Lewd activity was reported in Lot E at 8:11 p.m. The suspect was in a four-door Honda. At 11:05 a.m., police were called to the Kettle Korn stand to assist an injured female. The victim fell and hurt her leg.
Public Safety arrived at the library at 1:17 p.m. responding
Suspicious circumstances were reported at 11:50 a.m. when a male was found wandering around campus looking for his brother. The male wasn’t sure if his brother was a student.
In the hard copy of Cheney’s speech, “The Bush Doctrine” was printed in bold and underlined, reinforcing the emphasis Cheney placed on it in his delivery. The doctrine states, “If you harbor a terrorist, you are a terrorist,” he said. “If you feed or fund a terrorist you are a terrorist. And you will be held accountable.” Cheney discussed the Afghanistan conflict as if it was already finished. “The war in Afghanistan was impressive and it was expensive, about $30 million a day,” he said. Cheney mentioned in his draft but not in the actual speech that the United States has “taken swift action against several terrorist front groups in America that were disguised as charities.”
While Cheney continued to address his supporters inside, protesters remained outside. “Stop lying, stop the secrecy, stop the killing,” said Thomas, wearing a button that read “war is not the answer.” Cheney’s opinion of former president Richard Nixon, a man marred by the Watergate scandal, was in stark contrast to the protesters’ opinions. “There have been few more durable national figures in our history,” Cheney said, “…with incredible discipline and perseverance.” Both Congressmen Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) and Ed Royce (RFullerton) attended. Royce asked the vice president what his administration planned on doing about terrorist money
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Public Safety received a call at 3:25 p.m. from a student in Lot E. Students reported someone stole a license plate from a car.
Friday, Feb. 22 Police received call at 12:12 p.m. of possible motor theft. Police were in search of a ‘97 beige GMC truck.
Saturday, Feb. 23 Assault and battery was reported at 7:57 p.m. to Public Safety. A person was removed from a sporting game after throwing a towel at opposing team’s coach. The coach then punched a spectator. flowing from Saudi Arabia. He said that asking Cheney at the luncheon was a chance to advance his argument. “I’m trying to focus on the next war and the generation that will fight it,” Royce said. Cheney’s wife, Lynne, received laughs from the audience as she spoke about her husband’s run for vice presidency. “I wasn’t all that excited when Dick came home and said he was running for vice president,” she said. Julie Nixon Eisenhower thanked both award recipients, “for ensuring our liberty.” “The United States must accept the place of leadership assigned to us by history,” Cheney said.
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Students express opinion in poetry nEVENT: Open-mic night at the Pub gives individuals an outlet to share their artistic thoughts and feelings By Jenn Stewart
Daily Titan Staff Writer The background music faded and a hush fell over the crowd as the first performer stepped between the backlights and the microphone. His eyes shifted from the floor and he took one last breath before he initiated the night by breaking the silence. Students gathered Saturday night at the Pub in the Titan Student Union to participate in an open-mic night designed to give them an opportunity to express opinions and emotions. The program, which was presented toward the end of Black History Month, included spoken word, poetry, hip-hop and comedy. “We’re just trying to create an opportunity for students and artists, we have a really positive vibe,” said, an African-American studies student who goes by the stage name Wyyll. “It re-invents itself every time we do one of these.” Around 70 people crowded into the Pub by the time the performance started. Wyyll, the promoter and designer of these open- mic nights, has been hosting the event once a month for the past two semesters. Wyyll also produces and performs a radio show for Titan Internet Radio called “Fusion.” The show, performed Friday after-
The open-mic night gives firstnoons, also mixes spoken word with time performers a casual setting to a variety of music. Students from Cal State Fullerton hone their talents. Marie Leggette, a first-time perweren’t the only ones performing. Anyone, young or old, who had former, said she was nervous but her something to say was encouraged to experience was rewarding. participate. “I feel like I’ll be naked, stripped “You never get anyof all my clothes and getwhere by yourself. ting up there and showUs being students, we ing everyone my inner“We’re able most thoughts, telling didn’t get here alone…I think it’s important that everybody what I feel,” people are a part of the to have our Leggette said. “And community,” Wyyll that’s something I usualsaid. reserve for that special own voice as ly Some of the perperson, or paper.” formers were more “The Parables,” a pair far as being of smooth complexexperienced than others, but everyone that ioned stylish young men, performed was greeted heard though opened the night with an with a warm round of intricate weaving of spoapplause. ken rhyme. poetry or “I think students are Their piece was titled able to see what other “Beginner’s End,” and students or young although they tripped music or people have on their on their tongues once or minds,” said Alphonso whatever it twice, the duo performed McAuley, the emcee for like seasoned veterans. the night. After the crowd may be.” “A lot of the poetry warmed up, individual that goes through here, performers stood up and it’s mainly what people read various verse. are dealing with day to Audience members Alphonso day.” applauded, hollered and McAuley, McAuley kept the praised the people brave emcee for crowd laughing and the enough to share their open-mic night at applause roaring with inner thoughts. his stand-up comedy “Around Midnight,” a The Pub hip-hop group performed routine. next. Their pulsing beats Although McAuley and bouncing front men is recognized around campus as a comedian, occasionally mixed the night up by contradicting he’s been known to stun the audience the otherwise intense poetry. by reading a serious poem. “Basically what we try to do…is “We’re able to have our own voice, bring together a lot of different styles: as far as being heard through poetry poetry, literature, fiction, music, and or music or whatever it may be,” try to see what we can get,” Wyyll McAuley said. said.
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Patrick Karatepetain reads his first self-written piece of poetry at the monthly event of “Fusion.”
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Jobless, yet hopeful, at Career nNETWORKING: The job fair offered many immediate positions to those who were desirable candidates By Sabrina Sakaguchi
Daily Titan Staff Writer Dressed to impress with freshly duplicated resumes, Cal State Fullerton’s unemployed made rounds at the Career Expo last week hoping for an open door into the potentially lucrative business industry. The three-hour Career Expo, held Feb. 20, was the middle mark of this year’s Business Week, a three-day event organized by the Business Inter-Club Council (BICC) and the College of Business and Economics. “Business Week, especially the Career Expo, facilitates a direct link to a variety of employers from a variety of industries that are actively seeking our students at CSUF to fill their internship, part-time and full-time positions,” said BICC President Jerry Brian. Most of the more than 30 local companies at the Career Expo offered current positions to job
hopefuls. Students had several opportunities to apply for sales positions with companies like Target, ADP, Downey Savings and Fastenal Company. Other positions offered by businesses included tax specialists, supervisors, managers, account executive representatives, case managers and assets protection leaders. “A lot of the companies seem to be offering sales and accounting positions,” said Joshua Flaum, CSUF senior majoring in economics. Although his math and geography minors also didn’t fit into a common job focus offered at the Career Expo, Flaum was still optimistic. “[The Career Expo] is a tool, mechanism or a bridge to the career world from the academic world,” he said. Many of the company representatives said what major a student focuses on is not as important as the skills being offered. Rita Bernal, director of recruitment at Executive Management Consortium (EMC), suggested students “hone their people skills.” Bernal said EMC, a local financial planning company, will hire people from any kind of major as long as he or she is energetic and desires success. Steve Tobey, a business tax rep-
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Economics major Joshua Flaum learns how to be a Financial Adviser like Grace Park of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. resentative with the State Board of Equalization, said his company hires individuals who can prioritize and multi-task. Even if students weren’t qualified for a desired position, knowing what it takes to make them a candidate made students like senior Tom Vota more comfortable as graduation day approaches. “I feel I have a foot in the door already,” the business communications major said. “I see what the companies have to offer and what I
have to offer them.” But not all the students in attendance were as optimistic. “Times are hard right now,” said senior Sheila Beneditos. “Most of the companies are hiring for after graduation.” Beneditos, an accounting major, doesn’t plan to graduate until December but said she needs a job now. The State Board of Equalization had information about applying for an open-tax auditor position. But
the company representative Louie Juhasz said applicants must have an accounting degree. Household Finance Corporation was another company looking to hire graduates, said branch manager Dana Sportsman. Despite the variance of skills being offered and skills being required, most of the students and companies seemed satisfied with the potpourri of companies and potential hirees. Flaum had a hopeful conversation with the representative from
the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network—The Waltos Group and Bernal felt she had at least a couple of good candidates she felt fit with EMC. By attending the Career Expo, Michele Powell of the College of Business and Economics said, “Students know where to go, who to contact, who to call to get more information and who to call to solicit an interview.”
Get credit for being a globetrotnTRAVEL: Studyabroad programs gives students the opportunity to learn while seeing the world By Chris Dunn
Daily Titan Staff Writer To travel the world is an experience that few people achieve. However, students at Cal State Fullerton can experience this through the Study Abroad and Student Exchange programs. Spending time in another country can broaden horizons and allow students to
experience new cultures. Europe is usually the most requested, said study abroad director Robert B. Erickson. Countries like London, Italy and France offer a variety of international study programs. “It is a learning experience that can only be learned by going across seas,” Erickson said. “It is essential to students today to gather a global perspective of the world.” Mostly students experience the crosssea travels but it also provides faculty members a chance to teach abroad. Communications professor Ed Trotter taught students from CSUF, Cal State Long Beach and San Diego State in London during the 2001 fall semester. “The best part of the experience is that you can become close to the students from all over California,” Trotter said. This was most important to his stu-
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dents because this was a unification of students from all over the world, he said. The student experience cannot be compared to any other classroom experience, Erickson said. Students who come back from a semester or yearly trip often want to go back, he added. “It was an experience that changed my life,” said Robert Benavedes, a senior communications major. “Staying in Florence, Italy, opened my eyes wider to know that the world does not stop at the American beaches…and I am going back.” Though Europe is most popular with students, the Study Abroad Program does offer schools in third world and underdeveloped countries. China and Zimbabwe are a few of the countries that many foreign students apply for. Traveling to one of these countries can
bring much more interest and purpose to the experience of traveling abroad. Compared to the United States, Europe has similar interests in the American way of life than most underdeveloped countries. But choosing an underdeveloped country is another learning experience that the Study Abroad Program offers. “This is a great experience to learn about our worldly neighbors,” Benavedes said. “It is a chance to meet and become friends with students and people all over the world. If I did go back to Florence I would have a place to stay in almost every country in Europe: Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France.” For those interested in applying for the Study Abroad Program, call the International Education and Exchange Program at (714) 278-2787.
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Figure skating is Olympic highlight nWINTER GAMES: Michelle Kwan closes at third, but is still shining as the best of the skating universe By Mike DeArmond Knight Ridder Newspapers SALT LAKE CITY — Sarah Hughes stood there, floated there really, with a gold medal draped around her neck so heavy that it barely moved when she did. Michelle Kwan stood there, seemingly wearing concrete boots, with a plastic gold medal draped around her neck so inconsequential that it bounced with every sobbing breath Kwan took. Women’s figure skating, as it so often does in the Winter Olympics, provided both the feel-good and the feel-bad moments of the Games of Salt Lake City. “She got her picture on the front page of her high school newspaper this morning,” said John Hughes, the father of 16-year-old Sarah. “For a teen-age kid, that’s a pretty big deal.” She got her picture on the front page of every newspaper in America. For anyone, that’s a pretty big deal. And the thing was, Sarah Hughes deserved it. She did the toughest long program in the history of women’s figure skating. She skated it with more joy than any woman in the history of figure skating. Her eyes were wide open and screaming “Look at me!” and out of her mouth came the music of her heart. “It really just felt magical,” she said. “I didn’t want it to end. It was so wonderful.” Kwan, now seemingly forever a melancholy ice princess who never ascended to the throne of queen, stood there a heart-wrenching counterpoint in bronze, the medal that hung heavily beneath the plastic gold given her by a caring Dorothy Hamill. Figure skating coach Robin Wagner, stepping away for a compassionate moment apart from the celebration of her pupil, Hughes, walked up to Kwan in the hallways of the Salt Lake Ice Center. “Regardless of what happened tonight,” Wagner said softly to Kwan, “you will always be a champion.” Kind words, but words Kwan cannot yet appreciate, despite her four world titles, her six U.S. national titles. Once silver, once bronze, but never golden in the Olympics; that is Kwan’s reality. “My goal was to leave a mark in skating,” Kwan said. She already has. But just now, Michelle Kwan doesn’t feel that.
Perhaps, sadly, she never will. If these, pardon the purloining of the phrase, were the best of Olympic times and the worst of Olympic times, then what were the others to fill out an arbitrary top and bottom five? Simply the best: No. 2 - Chris Witty’s battle back from mononucleosis to win, in world record time, the women’s 1,000-meter long-track speedskating gold medal was testament to the human will. It happened to be an American achievement, but it transcended nationalities. “The last four weeks I had to be cautious and listen to my body,” Witty said. “But this last week I had to forget about that and just skate. “Some days I’d wake up and I’d be fresh. And then other days I’d wake up and wouldn’t want to do anything. I’d come to the rink and maybe skate two laps or three laps.” The world record was a shock. “If I was healthy,” Witty said, “that time would have been a surprise.” No. 3 - Diversity is a buzz world for American culture. It too often seems a forced ideal. But on an athletic stage where the face of the competitors is so overwhelmingly pure white, the color of a medal-winner’s skin and the diversity of cultural and genetic heritage flowed naturally. The gold medal for women’s bobsled went so well with the brown face of American brake-woman Vonetta Flowers. Plucked from track and field, the striking young woman from Birmingham, Ala., gave it her all in a sport to which she was barely introduced. And that included the full measure of her loyalty, when the driver of the top U.S. sled, Jean Racine, tried to steal her from USA II driver Jill Bakken, two days before the competition. “The conversation lasted about four minutes,” Flowers said. “I told her no.” There was Apolo Anton Ohno, of Japanese-American heritage, in short track. And there were Jennifer Rodriguez and Derek Parra, of Hispanic-American stock, each double-medal winners in long-track speedskating. “We are mirror images of the people around us,” Parra said, not realizing, perhaps, the depth that statement plumbed in the melting pot of America. Or perhaps, he did. “It shows anything is possible,” Parra said, “no matter where you come from.” No. 4 - There was room enough in what were obviously - by the all-time high of 34 U.S. Winter Olympic medals - the American Games, for those come from foreign lands. Of those, none was more successful than Croatian skier Janica Kostelic,
who with three gold medals and a silver, set an Olympic record for hardware at a single Games but never lost a self-deprecating perspective. “I don’t expect my life to change,” she said. “I’m going to be a little more famous. But I’m going to ski, and I’m going to keep my friends.” Of Kostelic, Switzerland’s Sonja Nef said: “I wonder if she’s human.” Of Australia’s Steven Bradbury, there was no doubt. Bradbury won his country’s firstever Winter Olympic gold medal in the infamous everybody-else fell final of the 1,000 meters of short track. He charmed the world. And then he wagged a finger in front of it’s face, making the world laugh. “The next Olympics?” Bradbury said. “Four more years? “I’ll have a big belly from drinking so much beer.” No. 5 - For so many years, too many years, U.S. bobsled has been the bad joke no one could forget. Flowers and Bakken ended that in the women’s first chance. Todd Hayes and his four-man team, and Brian Shimer and his fourman team, silver and bronze, ended 46 years of the tittering nightmare. “I don’t know how this happened,” said Shimer, who had come close but never was on the podium in four previous Olympics. “Sixteen years, and this is all I ever dreamed for. As far as I’m concerned, that bronze is as shiny as gold.” Simply the worst: No. 2 - After Kwan’s personal descent - actually before it - there was Skategate. The judging controversy did the French judge swap her vote for the Russian pair to gain a gold medal for the French ice dancers? Who knew what, and when did they know it? And what will become of it all? At first, head of the International Skating Union, Ottavio Cinquanta, said: “I do not have the power to change the result.” Then Cinquanta - under pressure from the International Olympic Committee — found that power. Canadian pair David Pelletier and Jamie Sale were given duplicate gold medals to match the ones the judges voted Russians Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze on the final night of the competition. Quoting Pelletier, his lawyer, Craig Fenech, maintained: “`I don’t have to have the gold medal, but I want the truth to come out.’” Now that the Games have closed, that may or may not ever happen. The odds appear about as good as the passage of the new scoring system Cinquanta later proposed, which few people in figure skating anticipate will ever be implemented. No. 3 - How did the Russians, the South Koreans, the Japanese, the
Sasha Cohen, the Olympic figure skater from Aliso Viejo, fell just short of her goal last Thursday during her long program in Salt Lake City, Utah. She placed fourth in all, ranking just under favored Michelle Kwan and surprise newcomer, 16-year-old Sarah Hughes, who took the gold. Cohen returned to Orange County this weekend and according to her trainers, will rest for three days before returning to her regular training schedule . She will tour with other Olympic athletes from the U.S. Russia and France in Champions on Ice beginning in April. Canadians spell win? With an “h” and an “e.” To whine became nearly an official sport at these Games. The Russians said the world was against them, and for Canadians and Americans. The South Koreans complained about a disqualification of one of their short-tracker skaters, the Japanese did the same. The Canadians, of course, lobbied for and received the extra set of gold medals for Pelletier and Sale. For too many days, it wasn’t whether you won or lost but whether you could
make Olympic officials so sick of your complaints that they would give in just to shut you up. No. 4 - Bobsledder Jean Racine understood the focus of the American Olympic movement only too well. Racine dumped supposed friend and two-woman teammate Jen Davidson for Gea Johnson. Then, when Johnson pulled a hammy, Racine tried to steal Flowers from the No. 2 U.S. sled. Fortunately, Flowers had too much class. More fortunately, Mean Jean didn’t medal.
No. 5 - Hockey. And we’re not talking about the heavily favored U.S. women’s team stubbing its toe and not winning another gold medal. This is about the U.S. resorting to professional players in an attempt to replicate what amateurs did in the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. But win or lose, medal or not, mercenaries cannot measure up to the “Miracle on Ice.” The only thing that came close in the hockey tournaments was Belarus’ 4-3 upset of Sweden.
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Krispy Kreme theory has no nBUSINESS: Local executive is the only person in California who makes dough from the North Carolina franchise By Sabrina Sakaguchi
Daily Titan Staff Writer If you ask Roger Glickman why Krispy Kreme doughnuts have holes, he can give you a practical reason, and then his reason. “Doughnuts have holes so I can eat five at a time, one on each finger,” said the hefty 6-foot, 6-inch entrepreneur. Glickman appeared as the keynote speaker and honored guest at the closing ceremonies of last week’s Business Week. During his hour-long speech, Glickman shared the ins and outs of the Krispy Kreme company and the successful steps he followed to become the local franchisee for the doughnut producer. “Krispy Kreme is the In-N-Out burger of doughnuts,” Glickman said. Speaking to a scattered crowd of more than 120 students and staff, Glickman’s sharing of the sour financial issues facing Krispy Kreme were happily compensated with a sweet offering of the company’s icon delicacy, “Original Glazed” doughnuts. Glickman, an avid fan of the “Original Glazed,” has been credited with opening the “sugar gates” of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to Southern California. But his success in the doughnut industry came all because of love at first bite. In 1996, while on a business trip in North Carolina, Glickman had his first taste of the Krispy Kreme glaze. Then he had his second, third, fourth and finally twelfth before returning to Southern California yearning for more. It took Glickman more than two years to convince the North
Carolina-based Krispy Kreme executives that his idea to expand to Southern California was more than just a hangover from a sugar rush. In 1999, Glickman’s perseverance resulted in the first of an expected 42 Krispy Kreme locations in Southern California. “Develop your skills and keep yourselves in the game always,” Glickman suggested to Cal State Fullerton entrepreneurs. “Be on the look out for the next right idea.” Partnered with his father-in-law, Richard G. Reinis, Glickman’s Los Angeles-based Great Circle Family Foods, LLC has the sole rights to franchising the Krispy Kreme product in Southern California. Great Circle Family Foods is contracted to open 25 more locations by 2006. But Glickman is confident of his company’s ability to meet this demand. “We assembled people with skills,” he said. “We have a depth of infrastructure.” Glickman has made it company policy for all Great Circle executives to first understand and appreciate Krispy Kreme from its roots—the production and selling facilities. By experiencing the purpose of Krispy Kremes—selling doughnuts and related marketing materials—Glickman said he hopes to create a shared vision among all his employees whether they wear a white Krispy Kreme uniform or a suit. Glickman said this vision includes the idea that Krispy Kreme is a doughnut company. “We don’t sell muffins, bagels, Chinese food or dry cleaning,” he said. Glickman said 90 percent of Krispy Kreme revenue comes from the sale of doughnuts, which is the reason the sweet variety has a “cultlike following” of doughnut lovers throughout the United States. Shortly after introducing Southern Californians to the 15 different Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Glickman’s innovative thinking had
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Roger Glickman, president of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, visited the first university franchise location inside the CSUF Titan Student Union. to rekindle the company’s initial sweet success. After his multi-million-doughnutselling grand opening in La Habra in early 1999, Glickman saw the expected decline in sales and growing excess of supplies. With this excess capacity, Glickman tapped into the wholesale market, specifically at colleges like CSUF. Opening in September 1999, the CSUF Krispy Kreme was the first college outlet for the sweet treats. According to the Food Court
Possible threat to U.S. food supply scares FDA nTERRORISM: The potential to poison Americans lies in the 99 percent of noninspected food imports By Michael Kilian Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON - U.S. food supplies present tremendous security vulnerability, Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Claude Allen warned Monday. “We now inspect less than 1 percent of the food that comes into this country,” Allen said. “That is a weakness. As a result of that, one of the major areas we pushed for in biosecurity is food safety, and we were able to get funding to increase our inspection force by 700 new inspectors. But even with that, we’re only going to be inspecting about 3 percent of the food. There’s a tremendous vulnerability.” Allen said it is best to inspect food supplies coming to the United States at their source, not when they are crossing the border or arriving at ports of entry.
“We need to develop technology that allows food-safety inspectors to test the product before it enters this country,” Allen said in a speech about bioterrorism at Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies. Similar recommendations have been made by the Customs Service and the Coast Guard about container shipments coming to the United States. President George W. Bush proposed a $123 million increase for the Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration budget, increasing it to $1.727 billion over the previous allocation. The proposal includes $159 million for the FDA’s counterterrorism program. The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service received a $128 million increase to a spending level of $905 million in the next fiscal year. But Allen sees this as a disproportionate allocation of resources. “The FDA inspects 80 percent of the food supply with 20 percent of the resources,” he said. “The Agriculture Department inspects 20 percent with 80 percent of the resources (for food inspection).”
Next month, the Bush administration is expected to announce a program of food safety guidelines to help the meat and poultry industries protect themselves from contamination by terrorists. On a related topic, Allen said the United States is rapidly stockpiling supplies of vaccines against attacks by terrorists deploying anthrax and smallpox agents. He noted that when he took office last summer, plans called for acquiring a sufficient stockpile of vaccines over a 10-year period. The administration has accelerated that time frame to complete the stockpile within a year to 18 months, Allen said. The new budget for this National Pharmaceutical Stockpile has been increased to $645 million from $51 million, he said, with most of the increase going for smallpox vaccine. John Hamre, president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, warned that bioterrorism attacks can have disproportionately far-reaching effects, noting that a few letters containing anthrax powder immobilized much of the U.S. mail and commerce.
nothing in advance about the initial break-in at Watergate. He said Nixon made the childish mistake of telling a small lie that snowballed as each additional lie was placed on top of it. Ironically, history tells us that the break-in, coordinated by the Committee to Re-elect the President, without Nixon’s initial knowledge but under delegation of his authority, was the biggest unnecessary blunder in political history. It is generally conceded that Nixon would have defeated George McGovern easily. “Nixon had an absolute paranoia that someone was out to get him,” Linn said. “He felt that there was a subversive (communist) element in America and that he was the best man to defend our country against them.” “Linn presents himself well,” said Larry Barsky, a CLE member. “I know he is Republican but he was fair and not biased. Most important-
n from page 1 flat-out lies.” The title of the lecture accurately reflected the explosiveness at this particular time in United States history. Linn provided the audience with a broad overview that began with Nixon promising the American people “peace with honor” in Vietnam as anti-war demonstrations rocked the country, pitting Americans against each other in violent confrontations. Nixon also initiated groundbreaking diplomatic missions with China and the former Soviet Union. His resignation from office because of the Watergate scandal coincided with a less than honorable evacuation of troops from Saigon as the North Vietnamese army took over the city. Linn argued that Nixon knew
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offices, the on-campus location averages $13,000 in sales a month. “It’s easy and great,” said Brian Wickins, a senior criminal justice major and “Lemon-Filled” fan. “We don’t have to leave campus.” International student Panda Pam, who prefers the “Chocolate Iced,” said she chooses to eat the typical breakfast treat later in the day. “Sometimes I am in the library studying late and I’d like something sweet,” the education major from China said. “Later is better.” Pam admitted to indulging on her
chocolate doughnut sweet tooth at least once a weekday afternoon and believes a sweet treat between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. is best. But savoring Krispy Kreme as a treat is exactly what Glickman wants Southern Californians to do. “Krispy Kremes are an indulgence, not a staple,” Glickman said, in answer to the question of overweight America and health-prone Southern California. Understanding what makes Krispy Kreme doughnuts so tantalizing to consumers has been the foundation
for Glickman’s success. Instead of backing down from the potential failure of competing with the hundreds of other doughnut sellers in Southern California, Glickman followed his sweet tooth to the sugar success he can now relish in. So why do doughnuts have holes? Glickman said the holes are for economic and production purposes, but prefers his consumption convenience theory. “Krispy Kreme is the best doughnut on the planet,” said Glickman. “It’s an irresistible, affordable indul-
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Senate sheds light on energy debacle nGOVERNMENT: Political parties are divided on how to save energy — drill in Alaska or find way to conserve By David Jackson and Jim Landers The Dallas Morning News
WASHINGTON– More than nine months after President George W. Bush unveiled his energy plan, the Senate will debate it in a world that is both very different and very similar. Different because of the war on terrorism and scandal at Enron; similar because Bush, Republicans and Senate Democrats remain divided on whether production or conservation is the preferred path to energy independence. With the Senate scheduled to take up the energy bill later this week, the parties continue to argue about whether to drill for oil in the Alaskan wilderness or force automakers to build more fuel-efficient cars. But they do agree that as the United States continues to import more than half its oil, a comprehensive energy policy is essential – especially after Sept. 11. “This dependence on foreign oil is a matter of national security,” Bush said Monday. “To put it bluntly, sometimes we rely upon energy sources from countries that don’t particularly like us.” Bush spoke at a White House ceremony dedicated to promoting “hybrid” cars that run on electricity as well as gas. But the event was also designed to lobby the Senate to pass an energy plan along the lines of the Republican-run House, which voted to open part of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Senate Democrats have produced their own plan, one that does not include Alaskan drilling but instead emphasizes higher fuel efficiency standards, especially for vans, light trucks and sport utility vehicles.
“We’re hearing the same old argu- South Lawn of the White House. ments from the oil industry that Bush inspected a pick-up truck, we hear every time they think they an SUV and a minivan that use fuel can get their hands on the Arctic cells or hybrid engines. Refuge,” said Sen. John Kerry, DHe and aides said the governMass., one of the co-sponsors of the ment should offer tax incentives and Democratic plan. sponsor research programs to further But it doesn’t change the real- develop fuel cells, to make them ity that you can’t drill your way to “economically viable.” energy independence.” Democratic staff members said Bush advocates drilling beneath Bush’s emphasis on the possible the coastal plain of the wildlife ref- long-term benefits of the “freedom uge, which is considered the most car” ignore existing technology promising oil exploration that could lessen fuel region in the country. consumption if new “Conservation alone government standards “To put it cannot be the answer,” force carmakers to use said White House spokesit. man Ari Fleischer. They also noted that bluntly, Republicans, meanduring the 2000 presiwhile, want to concendential election, candisometimes trate on bringing Alaska’s date Bush mocked Al natural gas resources to Gore’s support of tax the lower 48 states by credits for hybrid cars. we rely offering loan guarantees Over the next sevfor a 2,500-mile pipeeral weeks, senators upon line. are also expected to The Democrat’s bill debate ethanol, elecenergy would also increase the tricity competition average fuel efficiency and whether more tax for all of a manufactursources from incentives should be er’s passenger vehicles devoted to conserva– cars, vans and SUVs tion or oil production, countries – to 35 miles per gallon all the while continuby 2013. ing to investigate the that don’t Today there are sepacollapse of the Enron rate standards for cars energy company. (27.5 miles per gallon) Democrats such as particularly and light trucks (20.7 Kerry, who is considmiles), a category that ering a presidential run like us.” includes SUVs, pick-ups against Bush in 2004, and vans. said Enron and other The Democrats argue energy giants wielded their fuel-efficiency too much influence on George rules would cut oil conthe Bush plan. Bush, sumption by 2.6 million Bush aides said President of the barrels per day within they consulted a variUnited States 20 years. ety of people in putMore oil than foreting together what casters expect could be they called a balanced produced from the wildlife refuge. plan. Supporters also said the new stanDevelopment of the energy plan dards would reduce greenhouse gas also spawned a lawsuit against emissions linked to global warming. the administration by the General The auto industry opposes raising Accounting Office, the investigafuel-efficiency standards, arguing tive arm of Congress seeking a list that they make vehicles less safe and of people who met with the energy divert research funds from promis- task force. ing technologies like fuel cells technology put on lavish display on the
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Canadian skaters deserved the gold
Journalist’s tragic death is a reminder Course objective: You might have your life torn from your throat by a group of delusional terror-mongers that think you’re a spy. They don’t teach that in Communications 101. Word last week of Daniel Pearl’s death at the hands of unknown Pakistani nationalists – a nicer word for “terrorists” – stung the nation. But it pummeled the journalism profession. Pearl’s death was a solemn reminder of how dangerous our profession has the potential to be but it reminds us why we might choose to face that danger. We write to inform. We write to explain. We write for the sake of truth – the Holy Grail of journalism. Some more than others adhere to all three practices. Pearl, 38, did all three as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal since 1990, the last of which cost him his career, life, and potential to be a dad (his wife is 7-months pregnant with their first child). The infamous shoe-bomber, Richard Reid, didn’t actually harm a soul when he whipped out a match to light the bottom of his footwear – but his story killed Pearl. On the search for a connection between Reid and the al Queda terrorist group, Pearl went to Karachi, Pakistan to meet with a source. He met his kidnappers. Working for the Journal, Pearl didn’t write the stodgy business jargon-filled stories one would expect. He wrote quirky feature stories positioned smack in the middle of the text-filled front page. Stories like one about a stunt-flier and the disappearance of a 235-year-old violin. Later he was assigned to cover the Middle East, not it’s economy – it’s people. His glowing Journal photo reprinted in nearly every newspaper and broadcast on each television station is eerie
in its humanity. He was smiling. Pearl’s tragic end has an even deeper pang since it’s a product of our “war on terrorism,” a battle we unwittingly succumbed to join. But journalists have lost their lives for years. The Committee to Protect Journalists said 37 journalists were killed in 2001, 13 more than in 2000. Eight of those killed last year were covering the Afghanistan conflict. Now the number is nine. Don’t expect it to remain at nine. It doesn’t even take an all-out warcombat scenario to send journalists to the hereafter. Ahsan Ali, 50, a journalist for a Bangladesh newspaper was doused with nitric acid, stabbed to death and found floating in an irrigation canal because of his reports on highway robbery in the area. Flavyo Bedoya, 52, had simply gotten off a bus. Four gunmen drove by and shot Bedoya to death after Bedoya had written stories about government corruption in Columbia. Martin O’Hagan, 51, was a Catholic reporter in Ireland who wrote articles exposing murder plots, drug-dealing and criminal activities of the Protestant military. They didn’t take to kindly to his reports and assassinated him in response. It happens more often than people realize. For Americans, its even more difficult to acknowledge. Journalists here are relatively safe from having a “hit” placed on them. Our First Amendment protects our right to accurately print the truth even if it casts a shadow on our federal government. Yet when the situation is out of our control, as in Danny Pearl’s case, we have to wonder if the craft is worth it. Is upholding freedom of the press and searching for the truth in order to be the voice for the public is worth it. They don’t teach that in Communications 101 either.
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Faster - Higher - Stronger Olympics inspire fans to achieve greater things By Michael Matter
Daily Titan Staff Writer It’s been a long time since I’ve written in the first person – sports page commentary for my highschool newspaper the Scotch Tape. The year was 1976. Winter Olympics in Austria. Athletic competition so pure and electrifying that my heart pumps faster even now just thinking about it. Franz Klammer rocketed from the starting gate in the Olympic downhill. The Austrian native was a man on a mission. Wearing a yellow-ish body suit that looked wet in the radiant sunshine, Klammer proved that the shortest distance between the top and the bottom of any mountain is a straight line. As he hammered straight down the mountain, exploding head-on through each and every gate, Klammer carried the weight of the world television audience and his country’s gold medal hopes with him. Klammer attacked the course in a full-on frontal assault that had us leaping to our feet. He flew down the mountain, spending as much time in mid-air as he did touching snow. Klammer tucked into each fall-off in terrain as though it were a launching pad, providing sports writers all over the world with their first opportunities to coin the term “airtime.” Klammer plunged down the mountain sharing a dream we all have, no matter what country we are from, to be the very best in the world at a sport for just one moment of our lives. Klammer took us on the ride of his life, seemingly out of control and as close to the far edge of athletic ability as any of us had ever gone watching sports on television. I am reminded each Winter Olympics just how majestic and awe-inspiring individual athletic achievement can be.
More than 2,500 Olympic athletes from more than 70 countries spent the last two weeks competing against each other in Salt Lake City. Like Klammer, some of these atheletes electrified me in a way that I am certain I will remember for the rest of my life. Everyone loves the underdog, that special athlete who comes from nowhere, proving once and for all that on any given day at any particular moment, there are no absolute guarantees in sport and that every athlete has at least a chance to win gold. Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammonn, 5 feet 8 inches and 121 pounds, soared like an eagle, yet touched down light as a feather, winning gold on both the 90 and 120-meter hills. The Harry Potter lookalike described himself later as “just a guy who ski jumps.” French downhill racer Carole Montillet, won the first female downhill gold medal in French Olympic history, and then reacted with unashamed intensity as she savored the defining moment of her athletic career. American Sarah Hughes skated what may be remembered as the greatest gold-medal-winning performance in her sports’ history. Both the American women and mens bob sled teams medaled for the first time since 1946. Vonetta Flowers teamed with Jill Bakken to become the first black gold medal winner in U.S. Winter Olympic history, while 39year-old Brian Shimer, competing in his fifth Olympic games, piloted one of the medal winning four man sleds to a bronze. Arguably the biggest underdog, feel-good story at Salt Lake City belonged to American snowboarder Chris Klug, who won a bronze medal in the parallel giant slalom just 18 months after he received a life-saving liver transplant. Congratulations young man. I hope to see you again four years from now in Turin, Italy.
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Daily Titan Staff Writer Just name it, they at it. For those couch potatoes who love to smother their lips with potato chips and devour pounds of lard down their esophagus’, FOX television whipped up all the action Thursday night in “The Glutton Bowl.” “The Glutton Bowl,” just made the wide world of sports a little wider, or so FOX thinks it did. Not only that, it competed for viewers during the women’s Olympic figure skating championships. Many of “The Glutton Bowl” contestants strutted on stage in costumes from cowboys to Roman warriors. They came with nicknames including “Omnivorous,” “Belly Donna,” “Doginator” and “Gaseous Maximus” to name a few. And pride…they brought plenty of that with them too. But I see no dignity or pride in watching people stuff their mouths to the brink of regurgitation. Contestants – or athletes as some may choose to call them – gagged, salivated, sweated and “scarfed” down food items ranging from hot dogs to cow brains. And the prize? Becoming the “champ of the chomp,” receiving a trophy and $45,000. No one should be rewarded for being the world’s biggest pig. It really makes me realize how much television has manipulated our minds. FOX has made a mockery of human stomach capacity by portraying men and women at the most disgusting level imaginable. They have not created athletes. They have created human eating machines who can’t
comprehend the meaning of the words “Just quit.” Instead they are saying, “Just eat it.” This is where our society has gone wrong and now FOX is promoting eating habits that will continue to send a wrong message to our citizens. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of the deaths in this country are attributed to coronary heart disease and stroke. Here it is in black and white. Americans are dying from heart disease. Don’t you think it has to do with clogged arteries because of what people allow themselves to eat? How many times does the average American eat fast food each week? If we were completely honest with ourselves, we would be amazed at the horrendous amount of calories we feed our bodies in just one day, one hour. This lifestyle eats away at our circulatory system and will consume our ability to live a healthy life as we grow older. Although the effects may not be evident now, there is a high chance that they could be deadly down the road. It is time for Americans to stop hitting their snooze buttons and realize that obesity is an epidemic in our country and take a stand against shows that support such a lifestyle. When will FOX get the hint that Americans need more than a superficial world they have created with their shows such as “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire,” “World’s Scariest Police Chases” and “When Animals Attack.” Who knows what’s brewing in FOX’s stew next: “Aliens in Your Backyard?” How many of us will really marry a millionaire? Why are police chases so fascinating in the first place and why are bloody animal attacks so intriguing? We don’t need these shows to invade our imaginations. It’s time that we came back to reality and forget the superfi-
A rare sight took place on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Salt Lake City winter Olympics. Two couples were joined together at a special ceremony to share the gold medal for the pair’s competition in figure ice-skating. Canada’s Jaime Sale and David Pelletier were given a gold medal after they had received the silver medal days before, for the pair’s competition. Originally Russia’s Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze were the recipients of the gold medal for the same competition, but the judging may have been corrupt. Supposedly, Marie-Reine Le Gouge, a French judge for pair’s competition, told the International Skating Union investigators that she had felt pressure by the French federation to rank the Russian team number one. Le Gouge did place the Russian team first, however she told investigators that her vote wasn’t in reaction to the pressure of the French federation. Since then, Le Gouge has been suspended by the ISU from judging. My question is why would Le Gouge bring up this conversation to other judges, if she hadn’t felt some sort of guilt? Was she simply bringing up the conversation for small talk? I don’t think so. I think she felt guilty. You just can’t make a statement like this, at one of the biggest sporting events in history and think no one is going to say anything. After hearing, watching and reading all the media attention about this judging scandal, I believe the Canadians deserve the gold medal. I watched their flawless routine over and over as much as NBC could milk it for the ratings. They earned that gold medal. The International Olympic Committee did the right thing. If anyone should be mad and distraught over this situation, it should be the Canadians and the Russians, not the audience. But as we saw on Sunday neither couple had a gripe about sharing the gold medal. If both couples can be excited and happy, we should do the same. I am very proud that both teams showed great sportsmanship through this entire ordeal. So, I have come to a simple conclusion for those who are against the Canadians receiving the gold medal – do something about it. Instead of sitting around talking smack, get up and take a stand for what you believe in. I propose writing a letter to the ISU and demand they take the gold medal away from the Canadians until there has been a complete investigation. The Canadians and other prominent people in the skating profession were upset about the judge’s comments and decision making behind the Russians winning the gold. Instead of sitting around and doing nothing about their gripes, they went straight to ISU and demanded changes be made. As we can see these gripes delivered results for the Canadians and for future athletes in figure ice-skating. Acording to the ISU it is revising its
Letter to the Editor: Response to letter published in December
Students should stop whining about fee increase Original date published: December 1, 2001 James Mettler Director of the President’s Scholars Program I have read the recent accounts of students angry with the Cal State Fullerton parking fee increase... I have four things to say: Life-lesson one: Do your homework to appreciate how good you have it! CSUF students (and faculty and staff!) pay inexpensive parking fees, even with the rate increase. Compared to other campuses, both in California and at other institutions across the nation, the parking fee here is still dirt-cheap. Life-lesson two: Take the time to figure out what you are really paying for and what benefit you are receiving. The new fee will cost students approximately $1.32 per day to park on campus. Benefit: access to faculty, classrooms and a college degree. I see students drop three times that amount, easily $4.00, on fancy coffee drinks and muffins in
Starbucks every single day without one complaint. Benefit: caffeine and sugar high. Life-lesson three: Learn to budget your money! None of us here are billionaires. CSUF students are complaining about a $99 semester parking fee. These same students drive very expensive cars, wear very fashionable clothes, have state-of-the-art cell phones glued to their ears and laptop computers loaded with the latest, greatest software – imagine how much that all costs per semester. Life-lesson four: Get over being angry about “paying for something I will never get to see or use!” Students are angry that they will pay for parking structures they will never use because they won’t be built until after they have graduated. What will you do when you buy a home and pay property taxes, which fund your local school district, when you have no children yourself? Are you going to go to the city council and say, “I don’t have children, so I’m not paying that portion of the tax”? Where’s your sense of community? Think of it as making the campus a better place for students down the road.
Rebuttal to James Mettler: Was I the only one offended by the letter by James Mettler? If not, fine, if yes, then why haven’t you written a letter to The Daily Titan saying so? Mr. Mettler – Shame on you. Not all students fit your “spoiled” student profile. First, I am a student and single-parent that has two kids enrolled at the children’s center on campus. I park in Lot A, but I am not guarenteed a spot close to the center. Like many student-parents that come late, we must play “Frogger” to get our precious cargo safely to their day care. Not an easy task with a book bag and an anxious child. Two, I have a limited monthly income that goes to rent, utilities, car insurance and gas.
Increasing the parking fees would cause an undue financial burden. Three, unlike most of the “spoiled” students Mr.Mettler observed, I do not wear expensive clothes, (unless Target and Wal-Mart sell Calvin Klein, Guess and those other fancy name brands.) Even my kids clothes come from Wal-mart and the charity of friends or resale kids stores. Four, my car is a 1995 Saturn that mommy and daddy didn’t give me. I don’t have a computer, my cell phone has prepaid service and I was unaware hot water came at a price (for tea bags and a cup from home.) These “spoiled” students Mr. Mettler speaks of have mommy and daddy footing the bill from tuition and books
to the car payments and insurance. The only reason a job might be in order is to have the trendy clothes and shoes that the rest of their friends have. Me? I’m happy in my Target clothes, my prepaid phone and the ability to use a computer (at school). As long as my car runs I’m happy. I’m just not thrilled that I have to pay an exorbitant amount of money for a piece of plastic that doesn’t guarentee me a parking space, much less guarentee my children and the other student-parents and their kids safe passage to and from the children’s center. The problem with parking for my fellow student-parents and myself is ever growing.
So much so, that I made a suggestion to Parking and Transportation services on Oct 26 for special parking consideration (like the Lot C carpool zone) and four months later, have still not received a reply. Why the disparity? Hmm I wonder. Maybe if more student-parents step up to the plate and make their voices heard, then maybe we will be heard. And now the challenge by The Daily Titan editor has been accepted. One voice, of many in the CSUF community is wanting to be heard. And heard I shall be. - Veronica Tagle Communications
Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Fullerton rallies for third series nBASEBALL: Titans improve to 9-4 overall after Sunday victory against the Arizona Sun Devils By Ricardo Sanchez, Jr. Daily Titan Staff Writer
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Jordon DeJong allowed only one run in his final 4.2 innings, Sunday.
Call the Cal State Fullerton baseball team “The Jeffersons.” If you don’t remember the famous television show, junior second baseman Jason Corapci will remind you. Every time he comes up to bat, the theme song blasts on the Goodwin Field P.A. system. However this version is an adaptation from rap star Nelly with one line from the original left out, and it’s probably the most recognized— “We’re movin’ on up.” It’s a classic phrase that fits the 12th ranked 2002 Titans, who started the season with two losses to Stanford, and have since put together a 9-3 record in their last 12 games, including a come from behind win in the ninth inning last Tuesday against LMU in Los Angeles. This weekend they locked up their third consecutive series win, hand-
ing the 16th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils a 6-5 loss at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. on Sunday. The Titans fell behind by four runs in the first two innings but slowly worked their way back scoring in the third and fifth inning to cut the deficit in half before bringing home four in the sixth to take the lead. Sophomore pitcher Jordon DeJong relaxed after the shaky start to allow only one run in his final 4.2 innings. The win improved the Titans record to 9-4 overall and set them in motion for this weekend’s KIA Baseball Classic at Goodwin Field. Friday’s game started with pitching again, as sophomore Wes Littleton did not allow an earned run in seven innings of work. Littleton has had success at home but Friday night was the first time he performed above average on the road, picking up the win, 3-2, for the Titans. He sports a miniscule earned run
average of 1.24 and is tied with DeJong with three wins to lead all pitchers. Chad Cordero gave up a homer to Jeremy West but sealed the victory in the end giving him the save. He now has four on the season. Scoring was hard to come by for both teams as they headed into the seventh inning locked in a 1-1 tie. Senior Geoff Comfort changed all that with an RBI-double to score junior Kyle Boyer who had singled earlier to start the inning. Arizona State pitcher Mike Esposito recorded 11 consecutive outs at one point before hitting the showers after Comfort’s double into left field. Comfort later scored as the Arizona State’s defense collapsed and failed to tag him out on a play at the plate during a rundown making it 3-1. The Sun Devils redeemed themselves the following night jumping on the Titans early, scoring five runs
and connecting on six hits sending sophomore pitcher Darric Merrell, who lasted only 2.1 innings, to the bench in the third inning. Andre Ethier, Jeremy West and Dennis Wyrick led the Sun Devil attack that ended a Titan five-game winning streak and put a stop to Arizona State’s four game skid. With nothing seemingly going the Titans way in the 9-4 loss, head coach George Horton and rightfielder Kyle Boyer were ejected from the game by home plate umpire Kevin Daugherty in the sixth and eighth innings respectively. USC, Houston and Miami will make the trip to Goodwin Field this weekend for the KIA Baseball Classic set to start Friday at 2:30pm. The Titans will take the field at 7 p.m. against the Houston Cougars.
Titan women overtake competinTRACK: Gauchos and Roadrunners fail to keep up as CSUF takes first place at Santa Barbara meet
By Maria Ragas
By Katie Cumper
Daily Titan Staff Writer
Daily Titan Photo Editor Two things inspired Cal State Fullerton track and field athlete Jenifer Flake to go the distance and win the women’s 5000-meter run at the UC Santa Barbara meet on Saturday: a pair of sparkling gray eyes and a heavenly connection. The eyes belong to her fivemonth-old baby Marie Faith, who Flake points to and says: “Her, and God. That’s what inspires me to win. My husband Phillip held her up as I ran my last lap. I’m so glad we got to come.” Tiffany DeJesus of UC Santa Barbara was ahead of Flake for the first half of the 12-lap race. The two were neck and neck until the 10th lap when Flake started to pull away. By the time Flake crossed the finish line she was more than 41 seconds ahead of DeJesus and was timed at 18 minutes, 51.65 seconds. As a team, the women placed first with 148 points, beating both UC Santa Barbara with 141 and Cal State Bakersfield with 91. In men’s competition, the Titans placed second with 91 points, behind UCSB’s 139 and ahead of Bakersfield, with 61. “It was the first meet ever the girls have won,” Titan Lakeysha McClenton said. Normally a middle distance runner, McClenton ran the 1500 for her team and finished second with a time of 4:45.16 behind Katie Appenrodt of UC Santa Barbara. In the 400-meter hurdles, all the other competitors saw while running toward the finish line was the backside of Kelly Thomson who won with a time of 1:09.05. Natyna Vidato and Wendy Burson threw the first and second best throws in the women’s shot put. Vidato’s toss went 37-3 1/2 and she was also 2nd in the discus with a 122-11 hurl. Orenda Talton and Yahvoh Totimeh finished one two in the women’s 100 and 200. After three attempts in the long jump competition, Anna Doty ran
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Titan freshman Jonathon Martin’s high jump of 6-2 earned him a first-place finish at the Santa Barbara meet. over to the track just in time to line up the first meet and I’m glad I got it out in the long jump and captured the num- volunteer based service. This year the for the 100 hurdles. She finished first in of the way – now I can go break down ber one spot with his leap of 24-4. USATF instituted a charge on a trial that race with a time of 0:16.14, then ran some more doors.” Jones, who came in second in the basis. Typically, we work two or three right back to the long jump and finished Second place winners included long jump, had a huge leap that nearly events. This year we will get $40 a off her final jump to finish third. Danielle Hernandez and Sean Abeyla catapulted him over the sandpit. But meet.” “That last jump was so tiring,” Doty in the 3000 women’s and men’s steeple- the official called a foul on the jump Although sprinter Nick McCullom, said. “I practiced only one time this year chase race, Pam Roque in the 400, and indicated that Jones had stepped on who was last year’s conference leader for the 100 hurdles. It was very surpris- Anthony Wilson in the 100, Derek the line before he jumped. Everyone in the 200 before and injury towards the ing I won.” Brown in the 800, Montiqua Sargent that saw the jump moaned in disbe- end of the year, didn’t participate in the Doty then proceeded to win the triple in the triple and long jump, and Dan lief. Coach Michael Powell, who was meet, he did get a chance to enjoy the with a jump of 38-5 3/4. Still, Doty Churchill in the pole vault. standing next to the official when Jones beautiful Santa Barbara weather and was not finished for the day. She then A 197-9.50 launch in the javelin jumped, could only laugh and shake his reflect on the day. competed in the 4 X 400-meter relay bought the number one position for head at the call. “Even though I didn’t compete today, with her teammates Pam Roque, Kelly Ryan Gill. Titan Taylor Wheelin placed According to Bill Swing, who offici- I am glad I was here,” he said. “All our Thomson and McClenton, who ran the third. Jonathon Martin’s high jump of ated the shot-put event at the meet, this athletes gave a good collective effort in anchor leg. Together they managed a 6-2 landed him first place at the meet. is the first year USATF (United States of every area.” second place finish for the Titans. Also first across the finish line was America Track and Field) officials will This Saturday Titan’s track and field Senior Edmund Pala set a new CSUF David Ortega in the 400m, Cody Jones actually be paid for their services at col- teams will travel to USC to compete in school record with his second place won the triple jump with a 48-10.5 lege-level track and field events. the Trojan Invitational. hammer throw of 166-11 1/2. leap and Ian Jennings was third with “Track and field was the only col“I’m excited [with the throw], I wish 47-0.50. lege-level sport that was officiated free,” it had been a little further,” Pala said. It’s Aaron Williams jumped the furthest Swing said. “We have always been a
Men’s losing streak extends to nine
nBASKETBALL: Pacific and Cal State Northridge hand Fullerton a pair of losses over weekend By Phillip McRae
Special to the Titan
u Titan softball loses to Stanford for third time u Fullerton tennis falls to Long Beach State u Women’s basketball nabs fourth win of 2002 season
The Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team extended their losing streak to nine games after falling to the University of Pacific Thursday and Cal State Northridge Saturday. The losses dropped Fullerton’s record to 4-21 overall and 1-15 in the Big West. Pacific held off Fullerton’s late rally to close out a 67-61 victory in front of 1,521, the largest crowd of the season, at Titan Gym. The Tigers were lead by Mike Preston and Maurice McLemore who each contributed 17 points to the winning effort. Mike Hahn, who has the second-best field goal percentage in the Big West, had 11 points on 4-8 shooting. Demitrius Jackson had a team-high nine rebounds with four assists and 11
points. Fullerton had trouble controlling the boards as they were out-rebounded 3827 despite Pape Sow’s game-high 10 rebounds. Sow also scored a gamehigh 18 points shooting 6-12 from the field on his way to another doubledouble. Pacific jumped out to a 7-0 advantage and never relinquished the lead. Fullerton struggled early and could only manage five points after 10 minutes of play. Both teams had trouble shooting the ball in the first half as Fullerton went 7-19 and Pacific made 8-25. Sow was forced into tough shots throughout the first half facing constant double-teams from the Tigers’ stingy defense. Pacific’s Jono Metzger-Jones made a three-pointer that gave them an 18-point advantage with 7:49 remaining in the
second half. Fullerton then went on a 14-4 run that brought them within eight points with less than three minutes left. David Castleton hit a crucial threepoint basket that cut the deficit to five with 48 seconds left. Pacific responded with a dunk by Preston and a free-throw by Jackson to put the game away in the closing seconds. The Titans kept Saturday’s game against Northridge within six points late in the second half before the Matadors pulled away to win 73-59. Northridge improved to 10-15 overall, and 9-7 in the Big West, with the victory before 823 spectators in the Titan’s home finale. Fullerton was forced to play without the team’s third-leading scorer, Kevin Richardson, due to tendinitis in his shoulder. Ryan Dillon came off the bench to lead the Titans with a game-high 19
points on 7-15 shooting. Dillon, the team’s primary three-point threat, made 38 percent from beyond the arc. Brandon Campbell and Pape Sow scored 13 points each to keep Fullerton close. Northridge finished a 10-0 run with 4:08 remaining in the first half to erase the Titans’ three-point lead. The Matadors went into the intermission with a 39-37 advantage. The game was put away for good when they went up 59-47 after a 9-0 run with 8:17 left in the second half. The Titans would get within six, but allowed Jermar Welch to get a couple of dunks. Welch had a team-high 17 points and Joseph Frazier had 14 in the victory. Fullerton could improve their win total from a year ago, four, with wins in their final two games. The Titans play UC Santa Barbara Thursday night and conclude their sea-
By less than half a point, the Cal State Fullerton women’s gymnastics team came up short in a home meet against Oregon State Friday night, with an overall score of 193.950. Oregon took first with a score of 194.400. Starting the night off on the vault, Titan Joanna Hughes earned first place, putting Fullerton ahead of Oregon after the first rotation. Yet Oregon’s Tanya Ricioli later tied with Hughes, scoring 9.775. Titan coach Julie Knight said that although the gymnasts are nursing some minor injuries she was very proud of their vault performance. Despite two falls on the balance beam, with only one counting, Friday’s performance was much improved over last week’s disappointing beam rotation. Hughes and Oregon’s Jerra Lopez tied for first place with a score of 9.900. Coming in third was Oregon’s Elizabeth Jillson. Also scoring for the Titan’s was Rachel Allen, earning a score of 9.800. “Allen has been out some time. She did a great job,” Knight said. Oregon’s Annie Campbell came in first with 9.925. Oregon also nabbed second with a threeway tie between Daylee Ingalls, Elaine Yoder, and Ricioli. Placing for the Titans was Mathiasen and Theresa O’Gara, while Nicole Kasson scored 9.675. “I try to overcome the pressure. I don’t care about the score and I try my hardest. It’s the best feeling,” Kasson said. Knight said the beam can often be nerve-racking. “The beam is a make or break apparatus. There needs to be only a small error and the gymnast is off,” Knight said. Boasting first place in the floor exercise was Mathiasen earning a career high 9.925. Kasson, whose 9.825 was also a career high, shared a three-way tie for third with O’Gara and Oregon’s Lindsay Nelson. Knight said that they have been having minimal training due to the minor injuries the team is treating. Yet with all this, Knight said the gymnasts did very well on the floor exercise. Mathiasen was the top allaround finisher for the Titans with a score of 39.150. Finishing first overall was Oregon’s Ricioli scoring 39.225. The Titans next meet will be a four-way against Minnesota and Michigan at UCLA Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. “It will be a difficult meet, the schools are ranked much higher than us. We will look good against them and it will push us to get better scores,” Knight said. But the meet is one the team is looking forward to. “It is always fun competing with UCLA, the atmosphere is good and it is lots of fun,” Kasson said.