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Tough breaks plagued the Titans at Goodwin Field Tuesday night

Perspectives: Fascination with the 4 nTitanic still exists, even 90 years after it sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean

NEWS: A trip to Mexico shows how the 5 nsimpler things in life lead to happiness

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Students cook up defense nFUND-RAISER: The “No Fee Increase” campaign has a goal to collect 2,000 signed letters to help stop a rise in tuition in fall 2002 By Theresa Salinas

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John Migliarini (left) barbecues a cheeseburger for Brian Smith at Tuesday’s fund-raiser.

Members of the Associated Students Lobby Corps held a barbecue fund-raiser Tuesday to help bridge the $17.5 billion shortfall in the state budget.

Hot dogs with relish sold for $360,000. Freshly grilled hamburgers went for $500,000. Chilled water bottles were on sale for $200,000. About 50 students stopped by the luncheon, which was held in front of the bookstore, but no one bought the pricey cuisine. Instead, free food was given to those who signed letters in opposition of a student fee increase that could be used to offset the state deficit. “Many of the students were sympathetic and had heard about the issue,” said Dante Gomez, AS director of statewide affairs. “Some came because there was free food. If they don’t have money to buy lunch, then

obviously they don’t have the money for a fee increase.” Young Kim flipped burgers during the event. Kim, a graduate student, said he opposes tuition hikes because students already pay costly fees. An increase could deter people from enrolling at state schools, he said. “If they raise the fees, it will be harder for people to go to school,” Kim said. “This is not the time to raise fees.” Student Simon Rantisi was drawn to the event by the succulent scents that wafted from the grill. He said he is glad that student leaders are trying to inform students about the measures that legislators could take to fix

the budget shortfall. “I don’t want [the increase],” he said. “I don’t want to pay more. We already pay enough for things like parking and books.” The barbecue marked the start of the lobby corps’ “No Fee Increase” campaign. The campaign, which urges state legislators to keep university tuition at current levels, is sponsored by a coalition of hundreds of UC, CSU and California Community College students. Coalition members are asking students across the state to sign letters that will be sent to legislators in coming weeks.

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nCAMPUS: To fund the construction of the new structures, permits will rise from $54 to $99 next semester By Theresa Salinas

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Cal State Fullerton executes a near-perfect evacuation drill Tuesday at approximately 3:30 p.m. The drill lasted about 15 minutes in which all individuals were evacuated into designated safe zones. “In previous drills it was difficult to get the students to evacuate,” said Judi King, CSUF police chief. “This year, the building marshals did an excellent job. The drill was phenomenal, everyone did a really good job.” While some students complained of the inconvenience others were ecstatic that some professors postponed exams.

Parking permits will be more expensive and harder to attain next semester, university officials said. During Associated Students Board of Directors meeting Tuesday Joe Ferrer, director of parking and transportation, said 3,000 to 4,000 additional parking spaces need to be created on campus to curb current traffic congestion. To accomplish this goal, the university will build two parking structures by 2005. The first is an $18.7 million structure located in Lot D. It will add 1,600 spaces and is slated to open in January 2004. The second is a $14.6 million struc“Students ture located in Lot B. It will add 1,419 parking spaces and is sched- need to know uled to open in January 2005. Student parking fees will finance about the construction. Ferrer said fees will increase from the current rate of changes so $54 per semester, to $99 in fall 2002, then $144 in fall 2004. However, hundreds of parking that it’s not a spaces will be lost during construction. shock come The university will cut the number of parking permits it sells to next fall.” coincide with the number of available stalls. The university typically sells 21,000 parking permits per Edgar year. Zazueta, During construction it will only Associated sell 19,000. Officials are still trying to determine how the permits will be sold. AS Executive Vice President Edgar Zazueta urged the board to implement a public information campaign before the parking changes are implemented. “We need to be proactive in the latter part of this semester,” he said. “Students need to know about the changes so that it’s not a shock come next fall.” In other business, the board is preparing to enter budget deliberations. Students pay an AS fee of $54 per semester. About $14 of that money goes to athletics’ programs, $8 goes towards the

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Children celebrate Cesar Chavez nHONOR: Elementary school students learned about the activist and other heroes in their lives By John Paul Gutierrez Daily Titan Staff Writer

Cesar Chavez’s face was adorned in maroon on beige screen-printed T-shirts that several children wore. Tuesday afternoon he became imprinted in the minds of hundreds of elementary school students thanks to Cal State Fullerton student mentors. “We want them to learn about the life

and work Cesar Chavez did,” said Isaac Cardenas, the chairman of the Chicano Studies program. “About service to community because service begins in the home and community.” The Cesar Chavez Heroes Project brought together students from Ruby Drive and Hurley elementary schools to celebrate Chavez’s life and close a project that has inspired and informed elementary students with Chavez’s granddaughter Julie Chavez Rodriguez. The CSUF Office of Service Learning and the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism created the six-week program that matched university students with 420 third, fifth and sixth grade students to mentor and teach them about

Chavez and his remarkable impact on California. In the orchard of the Arboretum, easels supporting the collages elementary students made of their own personal heroes surrounded a white tent with red, white and black balloons, the colors of the United Farm Workers, the union Chavez founded in 1962 that advocates for farm workers. Ruby Drive student Daniel Pirali displayed pictures of his mom and dad, who he said were his heroes. “My dad goes to some hospitals and gets blood samples and takes them to a lab to test it,” Pirali said.“My mom is a bus driver and gets the children safe to their homes. [My dad] helps people a lot,

[my mom] helps people a lot too.” Letting the children interpret their heroes was one of the project’s goals. Thomas Klammer, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science, said one of his favorite parts of the event was the displays of pictures representing the children’s heroes. Jorge Herrera, a CSUF Chicano theater major, agrees. “I think it is really important for them to have someone to relate to,” Herrera said. “It gets them to look at the heroes in their community.” After the children were called to the tent, they sat and listened to the poems that their classmates had written about

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Elementary school children learned about the life of Cesar Chavez, the farm workers rights activist, in the Arboretum Tuesday.


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BRIEFS Pacific Life president offers discussion and $20,000 check Pacific Life Insurance President Glenn Schafer will present a $20,000 check to Dean of the College of Business and Economics Anil K. Puri today during a symposium on careers in the insurance industry. In the Titan Theater at 2:30 p.m., Schafer, along with a group of Pacific Life executives, will discuss with students and staff the current insurance industry and available careers. The donation will be used in support of the Center for Insurance Studies (CIS). Established in fall 1998, the CIS was designed as a link between students and the insurance industry. In addition to offer a database of current internships and job opportunities, the CIS also offers regular symposiums and panel discussions for students and local insurance professionals. Through donations like Pacific Life’s, the CIS also offers a variety of scholarships for eligible business students. “Having support of companies such as Pacific Life is an important component of why we established the Center for Insurance Studies,” said the center’s director and assistant finance professor, Weili Lu. “When our students graduate, they are much sought after by insurance companies for their skills and knowledge.”

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Running April 17 through May 22, the story time is designed for 2-year-olds and their parents or guardians to enjoy a group experience and share the attention of the presenter while having the comfort and security of having a parent accompany them. Taking place every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the library, Children’s Librarian Lori Worden will share stories, poems, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays and puppets with the children and the adult accompanying them. The story time program also will provide parents with lists of ageappropriate children’s books along with tips on how to interest their children in reading. “Toddler 2x2 Storytime!” is free but enrollment is limited and registration is required. Children must be 2 years of age prior to the first story time meeting in the series. For information on registration or about the program, contact the Hunt Branch Library at (714) 7383122.

CALENDAR  OF  EVENTS C ALENDA R O F EVE N TS Community The Fairplex in Pomona will have a Home and Garden Show in Fairplex 5 and 8 April 12 through 14. Admission is free. For more information, call (909) 6233111. The J. Paul Getty Museum will have an exhibition focusing on the work of a 17th century Holland painter from April 16 through July 7. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. For more information, call (310) 440-7360. The Newport Beach Film Festival will take place April 11 through April 19. This event is the largest film festival in Orange County and a number of CSUF students are producing and coordinating spotlight and special events. For more information, call (949) 253-2880. Russia’s Grand State Ballet presents “Romeo and Juliet” and “Cinderella” at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts April 12 through 14. Student tickets are $17 with valid full-time student I.D. For more information, call (800) 300-4345.

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach will host the exhibition “Situaciones Humanas/ Human Conditions” by Dominican artist Jose Garcia Cordero April 13 through July 21. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for seniors and students. Admission is free on Fridays. For more information, call (562) 437-1689. Spring ESL classes will be offered at the Brea Community Center between April 8 and June 26. Morning sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and evening sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call (714) 990-7150. The Grand Central Art Gallery in Santa Ana hosts an exhibit called “Auction PortraitsPhotography” through April 28. For more information, call (714) 567-7233. The Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana hosts the exhibit “Gentlemen’s Club” by Jean Low through April 28. For more information, call (714) 567-7233. The Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana hosts an exhibition

of paintings, automobiles and mixed media images by Kenny Scharf through April 28. For more information, call (714) 567-7233 or log on to www.arts.fullerton. edu/events.

Campus The Women’s Center & Adult Re-entry will host a presentation on the experiences of women who re-enter universities April 10 at noon in UH-205. For more information, call (714) 278-3889. The Performing Arts presents the Spring Dance Theatre April 11 through 14. Tickets are $9 for general admission and $7 with advance Titan discount. For more information, call (714) 278-3371. ASI Productions, Inc. sponsors “Ted & Friends,” a live comedy, April 11 in the Pub at noon. For more information, call (714) 2783501. The Department of Music presents Rami El-Farrah, a saxophone recital, April 10 at 6 p.m. and Anthony Thurmond, a clarinet recital at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. For more information, call (714) 278-3371.

The Main Art Gallery hosts the exhibit “Definite Ambiguities: Films and Paintings by R.T. Pece” through May 9. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 278-3262. The Student Diversity Program is looking for gifted students for the upcoming talent show on May 1. Participants can win money. For more information, call (714) 2787546. A Holocaust Remembrance Event will take place April 11 in the Library North, Room 130 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. presents a student art show through April 12. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The TSU Underground has free bowling every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The shoe rental is $1.50. For more information, call (714) 278-2144. The Titan Tusk Force meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in TSU 259. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The Pollak Library will host the

“Bedtime Bears” at Hunt Library The evening story time program “Bedtime Bears,” is returning to the Hunt Library on April 16 and runs through May 28. Designed for children 3 – 6 years of age, “Bedtime Bears” is an evening story time program where children can attend in their pajamas and experience storytelling, puppets, songs, crafts, films and finger plays. Story time will take place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and will last for 30 minutes. The program is free and parents are invited to attend with their children. For more information, contact the Hunt Branch Library at (714)

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Taking precautions to prevent osteoporosis nHEALTH: Doctors have reported that risk factors of the disease include gender, family history and ethnicity By Jenn Stewart

Daily Titan Staff Writer Forty-four million Americans alive today will eventually suffer from “the silent disease.” Eightyeight percent of them will be women. That is 38,720,000 mothers, sisters and wives that will suffer the pain and misery of osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). “I never would have imagined this,” said Phyllis Crisp, a retired financial assistant who suffers from the debilitating disease. “If I would have known better, I would have [taken] the proper precautions.” Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone,” is a disease in which bones lose density and fracture easily in people over the age of 55, according to the NOF. While there are risk factors such as ethnicity, gender and family history that cannot be altered, the NOF states there are lifestyle choices that

can greatly prevent ones chances of cium and exercise starting at about developing the disease. Some pre- age 5 to 25, we could build up a ventative measures include: great bone bank for the later years,” • A balanced diet rich in calcium Tracewell said. and vitamin D According to the National Health • Weight bearing exercise Institute (NHI), children between • A healthy lifestyle which the ages of 9 and 18 should get excludes cigarette 1,300 mg of calcium smoking and a day. alcohol use Women between • Bone denthe ages of 25 and sity testing and 50 should get 1,000 “I had no idea medications when mg of calcium everyappropriate day. That works out anything was Adults’ bones to about four cups of reach peak mass milk a day. wrong until I around age 30, Without the which is why it required amount of is important that calcium, bones can started proper precaubecome less dense tions are made more prone to experiencing pain and long before that, fracture during menoaccording to the pause, a time when constantly.” NOF. lower levels of estro“If parents and gen make it hard for children would the bones to support Phyllis Crisp, think about it very themselves, accordRetired financial assistant early on we could ing to FORE. eliminate a lot of The NHI also the problem,” states that vitamin D said Beverley is a necessary part of Tracewell, the process because it clinical research director for the allows the body to absorb calcium. Foundation for Osteoporosis Good sources of vitamin D Research and Education (FORE). include sunshine, multivitamins and “If we could get adequate cal- liver.

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porosis and low-bone mass related fractures is $14 billion, that is $38 million a day.

n Osteoporosis often goes undetected until a fracture occurs. n A woman’s risk of hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.

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Weight bearing exercise helps bones develop strongly which is why it is an important part of the equation to prevent the disease. Building strong bones in childhood may be the best defense to preventing osteoporosis later in life. “I spend every weekend golfing. I thought I was so healthy,” Crisp said. “I only wish I knew how important it was for me to exercise when I was younger.” Cigarettes and alcohol also deny the body of the nutrients it needs.

The nicotine in cigarettes interferes with calcium metabolism and makes it harder for the body to digest the calcium it requires. Alcohol, on the other hand, is a diuretic that increases the amount of calcium excreted by the kidneys and leaves less calcium available for bones. There also is the increased chance of a fracture when intoxicated. The bone mineral density test, or BMD, is recommended for all women over the age of 65. This test measures the density of

bone in the most common places for osteoporosis related fractures – the hips, wrists and spine. Crisp, who has suffered a rib fracture and a compressed vertebrae fracture in the past year, said she didn’t take the BMD until it was too late. “I had no idea anything was wrong until I was experiencing pain constantly,” Crisp said. “Since most young women feel healthy, this group tends to ignore the possibility that someday their bones may deteriorate,” Tracewell

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A week spent in San Felipe, Mexico teaches how the innocence of children can be an uplifting experience By Heather Hampton

Daily Titan Staff Writer Spring break has the stereotypical connotation of “party week” for many college students. For some, that means traveling long distances to spend wads of money on things that don’t last. They wrap themselves up in pleasures that melt like snow on a warm winter’s day. But as the saying goes “money can’t buy happiness,” and I have experienced this firsthand. When classes let out last Friday university students ran for the border. But this time they went a little further than Taco Bell. Busloads of students treaded a path on a journey towards San Felipe, Mexico looking to have a blast where alcohol is cheap and the nights of dancing seem to be never-ending. As they headed toward the small chartered-style town I made my way to San Felipe in an uncomfortable, yet suitable yellow school bus. For the past seven years I have spent my spring break in San Felipe, just blocks away from the “party ‘til you drop” atmosphere. Behind the tourist street and across from a Catholic church stands a small worn-down school where many of the San Felipe children attend classes during the school year. The classroom floors are made of cracked and uneven concrete and the entire playground is made up of rocks and dirt. The toilets get clogged if you put any toilet paper in them and trash is scattered throughout the school grounds. But the thought of not taking a shower and sleeping on unbearable concrete for three nights and four days has never once stopped me from entering those gates. It is within those gates that life begins for me. Each day brings excitement as the children of San Felipe flock to the school for activities such as basketball, soccer, dancing, crafts and “steal the bacon.” “Steal the bacon” is a game where there are two teams and they try to steal a rag or an object before the other team tags them. The children love grabbing and tackling each other. It is kind of like a simplified version of capture the flag. But the real highlight for San Felipe

is for the children who are ages 9-12. Each year a sports organization where I volunteer called Kare Youth League sends down a girls’ team and a boys’ team to play baseball with the children of San Felipe. Kare Youth League, located in Arcadia, began the program in San Felipe in the 1980s under the supervision and guidance of Pat Taylor. Taylor lived in San Felipe for 10 years and traveled back and forth to meet the needs of his wife and three children in California. The whole city appears to know Taylor. If you go into town and mention “Patricio,” everybody knows whom you are talking about. I had this experience when my friend, who is seven months pregnant, had to find a hotel to stay in. Heather hampton/Daily Titan Taylor helped us find a hotel that Boys from the San Felipe, Mexico baseball team gather around their American coach in an effort to break the language barrier. just happened to be the same one he stayed at on his honeymoon. There was nothing harder than trying of past experiences on that same When the owners saw Taylor they to understand them. They looked at beach. said “Patricio,” and hugged him. me with confused eyes while I also On my second trip to San Felipe When they told my friend that she stared back at them in utter bewilder- I was putting hot dogs on hangers to couldn’t use a credit card to pay for ment. roast when I grabbed a hanger that her room she asked if she could use But that confusion never stopped was steaming hot. My whole hand a check. the smiles and laughter. The children welted and bubbled. The owner said that they didn’t warmed up to me right away and For the past 5 years I have steered normally allow personal checks but although there was a major language clear of those dogs and hangers. said that since we knew “Patricio,” it barrier, that seemed to be the least of Each day, we also practiced for the would be fine. our worries. big game against the Californians. Taylor has kept his We were more worIt was an incredible task, especially vision of building ried about having fun. because of the language barrier. character in young A typical day with the I think the saying “white girls can’t children in the hearts “I learned children might go some- jump” should be changed to “white of many of the volthing like this. Breakfast girls can’t speak Spanish.” unteers at Kare Youth that at 8 a.m., make a craft I couldn’t believe how hard it was League and I am one with the kids, play games to just get the gloves on the right hand. of them. As a young friendships that often required com- It’s difficult to realize how people can child I participated in munication with them that be so distant because they can’t speak the sports activities of basically impos- the same language. Kare Youth League and and love buy seemed sible, eat lunch, play some Hitting was another adventure. learned how to become more, eat dinner and then Many of the girls performed the typa leader, to have a posihappiness sleep. ical ballerina move when they swung tive attitude, obediAt the end of each day, the bat. My technique has always been ence, trust and most of not money.” there was not much energy to “squish the bug,” a term commonly all, love. left within me to do any- used by baseball and softball coaches Taylor’s dream has thing but sleep and prepare to teach athletes not to pick up their now become my own. I Heather myself for the next day. back foot while swinging. So I learned heather hampton/Daily Titan want to give back what Hampton, However, this year that the word for bug was “insecto.” An American player attempts to take the lead while a player from I received and my trip was very special for me I kept on saying “squish the insecto” Mexico traps him at the base during a special baseball game. to Mexico is exactly because I coached the until they finally got the idea. how I do that every Yet looking back on it, it wasn’t so with children who don’t understand a But that was the least of my worries San Felipe girls team. year. bad. I built friendships with those girls single word I say, but I would never When the children of when it came to Thursday’s game. This year’s trip to trade those four days for all the partyIt was as if I was on a different that they will remember forever. Mexico was extremely exceptional. California came down on Wednesday, I’ve learned that friendships and ing in the world. Every day was constant fun as I gave the San Felipe teams met them at the planet. I kept asking “can’t I just be love buy happiness, not money. There is something about the smile my heart out to the children of San beach for a hot dog and marshmallow fluent in Spanish for one day?” Maybe I am crazy for spending on a child’s face that brings satisfacBut of course that was impossible. roast. Felipe. my spring break in a dirty schoolyard tion and a smile to my own. I stayed away from the fire because We ended up losing 17-4. The adventure was the children.

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Campus group debates issues nORGANIZATION: Counterpoint Forum focuses on classic topics such as the afterlife and religion By Veronica Hagey

Daily Titan Staff Writer Controversial topics and debate drive the new student group Counterpoint Forum. “Debate and discussion is what we love,” said Tammy Harn, the organization’s president. Harn said that last year’s Creation/ Evolution debate at the Titan Student Union inspired her to start a discussion group. She said she couldn’t believe how much interest there was about the subject. “I saw lines of people coming out of the TSU and realized that people aren’t afraid of shying away from religious debate,” she said. Harn said she thought students at Cal State Fullerton would not be interested in religious topics like the existence of God, but she found that it created a great debate. Some of her friends were with her at that debate last year and they also thought a discussion group would be a good idea. Steve Loo and Roberta Ellington are the co-founders of the discussion group. Counterpoint Forum focuses on classic debate topics like, at what point does life begin or end. Some past topics have been the movie “Contact,” which deals with the afterlife, the existence of God and evolution versus creation theories. “We deal less with situational issues and more with longlasting, philosophical issues,” Harn said. “I am a Christian and so is the planning team. For credibility, we want people to know that fact. “We welcome agnostics, atheists, all beliefs. That’s what makes the

group thrive,” Harn said. Harn said the group is free flowing and welcomes anyone interested in debate and critical thinking. “Students gain more when they can contribute to discussion. It builds their critical thinking skills,” she said. Harn said the process of starting a new group was not hard but said there needs to be student interest. “There are three major criteria for a new student organization to be recognized,” said Stefanie Williamson, administrative assistant for the student organization area in the TSU. “A new group needs to fill out an application stating the group’s name, their purpose, category, such as cultural, academic or religious, a signature from a faculty staff adviser and 10 signatures from regularly enrolled CSUF students,” Williamson said. The group also needs to fill out a registration form, which needs to include contact information for the president and treasurer of the group. Williamson said she usually sends the group to Associated Students accounting to set up a new account. “They also need to have a constitution for their group,” Williamson said. The organization can receive the benefits of a recognized club when all three criteria have been met. “If they are a recognized club, they can post fliers for 30 days, schedule rooms for their meetings and have fund-raisers,” Williamson said. She also added that there is an alternative type of student organization called “ad hoc.” These are temporary organizations and only require five signatures on their application. Counterpoint Forum has six members on the planning team, but the meetings are open to anyone interested in the topic of that meeting. “Our group loves to be challenged and it’s not membership driven,” Harn said.  “Each meeting has a

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their heroes. Afterward, they focused their attention to Rodriguez as she spoke about her grandfather’s struggles and resilience. Rodriguez began her speech by having the students do the farm workers handclap. It starts slow then works its way up to a loud climax. “All people, including farm workers deserve respect,” Rodriguez said. “[Chavez] commitment to change is a unity that has carried on today.” Flashes lit up and the winding of disposable cameras filled the air as students took pictures of the event. The students also traveled throughout the campus snapping photos of the university. “Thank you for honoring and continuing my grandfather’s work in your own lives,” Rodriguez said. “Que viva Cesar Chavez y que viva Cal State Fullerton.” Students from Hurley then performed a skit about Chavez’s life taught by Herrera.

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Children’s Center Building Fund and $32 goes to non-directed AS funds. The AS board manages non-directed funds and spends them on administrative costs and a variety of campus clubs and

“Cesar Chavez helped the workers to justice because he knew that there was something wrong,” said third-grader Nicole Craft. The children weren’t the only ones to have learned from this experience. “I personally learned about Cesar Chavez,” said program mentor Joanna Garcia. “I think it’s good that they are learning it at an early age.” To some, this was the first time they had ever heard about the Mexican activist. Mentor Scott Sacks said he never was taught about the farm workers struggle in school “I never heard about his life before,” Sacks said. “I found out a lot about Cesar Chavez I didn’t know before.” The program will still live past this last celebration. For the next few weeks, the students will participate in numerous projects that include graffiti removal, painting a school mural, beach clean-ups and other community service acts. “Discover that you can be a hero. Like the man on your T-shirt,” Klammer programs. AS projects that it will receive about $3.07 million in fees during the 2002-03 fiscal year. About $802,200 will go to athletics, $444,640 will go to the building fund and $1.8 million will be designated as non-directed. During the next three weeks, the board will review the committees’ recommen-

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“I ask that you do not raise fees as a method to balance the budget ... and that you put enough money into the budget to fund necessary programs ... Protect the future of California and invest in the youth by protecting and funding higher education,” the letter reads. Gomez said he hopes that at least 2,000 Cal State Fullerton students will sign the form letter by April 23. Last month, the CSU announced that it might raise non-resident student fees by 15 percent. The hike would bring in an additional $11.8 million for CSU schools. Non-resident fees have not risen since the 1991-92 academic year. The CSU Board of Trustees could vote on the increase in May. The increase, if approved, would go into effect in fall 2002. dations and approve or deny about 30 requests. “Come prepared and look at the budget beforehand,” Adnan Raza, AS Vice President of Finance, told the board. “If you don’t, it will take longer and we won’t be doing the corporation justice.” The board will review the following proposals during its April 16 meet-

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Wednesday, March 10, 2002

Trojans upend

nBASEBALL: CSUF struggles from the start as USC steamrolls them 6-2 Tuesday

By Ricardo Sanchez, Jr. Daily Titan Staff Writer

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Senior Chris Klosterman safely slides into third base earlier this season.

Titan closer Chad Cordero appeared in the ninth inning Tuesday night but not to collect his tenth save of the season. Instead, with his team down, he was called out of the pen to hold the USC Trojans and hopefully give the Titans a chance for a come back in the bottom of the ninth. He did his job striking out all three batters he faced, but there was no magic for the Titans. The No.13 Cal State Fullerton baseball team lost to the Trojans (19-14) in front 1,309 in a nonconference game, 6-2, at Goodwin Field as the Titans went in order to end the game. The Titans fell to 21-11 but did not lose ground in the Big West standings. Fresh off a three-game sweep in which they blasted Sacramento State for 34 runs, the Titans failed to generate any offense after a quick start by shortstop Justin Smyres. Smyres launched his first homer as a Titan in the bottom of the first inning over the right-field wall off Trojan starting pitcher Jordan Olson to tie

the game at one. The game remained close until Titan starting pitcher Travis Ingle was removed in the third inning. “I was a staffing day,” coach George Horton said. “We wanted to get other guys some pitches.” The predetermined strategy would prove costly as Jeff Housman entered in the fourth and allowed four straight hits to left field, two of them doubles to Alberto Concepcion and Anthony Lunetta, giving the Trojans a 3-1 lead. “Jeff has us scratching our heads sometimes,” Horton said. Housman lasted two innings as Charlie Zahari took over in the sixth but loaded the bases and was burned by a controversial call. With two outs, the inning would have ended on a pick-off play at first when Zahari caught Michael Morales leaning too far off the base. Richie Burgos tagged him on the chest and seemed to have Morales out, but first base umpire Mike Gilmore called him safe. This proved crucial as Matt Bonovich drove in the runner from third on a sacrifice fly that would have been the

final out. The crowd reacted with hostility and Horton jogged out to question the call. “I told him everybody in the park had [the runner] out except for him,” Horton said It wasn’t the only judgment made by the umpires that didn’t go the Titans’ way. “There were a few tough calls that went against us— a lot of tough calls,” Horton said. “But we didn’t play well enough to win.” USC’s Brian Barre doubled to center field off Ingle’s first pitch of the game to start the Trojans’ rally. Micheal Moon and Bill Peavey followed with consecutive ground balls to Titan second baseman Jason Corapci scoring Barre making it 1-0. The Titans’ P.J. Pillitere singled to center and was brought home by Corapci’s single up the middle for the Titans only other run, but the threat ended when Burgos grounded out to short. Corapci went 3-for-4 and Shane Costa stretched his hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the eighth. The Titans travel to Stockton, Calif. to take on the Pacific Tigers in a three-game series this

Shaq’s time on the court is far from

nCOMMENTARY: Some may say that O’Neal should start thinking about ending his basketball career, but nothing could be further from the truth By Heather Hampton

Daily Titan Staff Writer Shaq is back and he’s still got game. Although rumors are flying that Shaquille O’Neal may be seeing his last days of soaring high above the hoops on the Laker court, there is no concrete evidence for the reasons why people believe he should go. O’Neal’s recent wrist injury may have fans baffled as to why someone who continues to get injured continues to shoot hoops, but isn’t it obvious? O’Neal’s got moves no one in the NBA can match and there is no reason why a few injuries should keep him off the court for good. O’Neal returned to the court Sunday in a match against the Miami Heat after sitting out three games

with a wrist injury. But that injury did not hold him back as he came out on fire against the Heat, scoring 40 of the Lakers points in a 96-88 victory. If that wasn’t enough to prove that Shaq still dominated the game, he also added 11 rebounds, blocked two shots and had two assists. O’Neal smothered the Heat’s faces in the dust. So why do people still think he should give up the game? I couldn’t tell you but what I can say for him is he is definitely the biggest key player in the league. In an article in the Los Angeles Times, forward Rick Fox said, “That’s the Shaq that will take us to another championship.” O’Neal won’t let his injuries get in his way. He doesn’t believe that he is hurt anyway. “I don’t get hurt,” O’Neal said. “ I

get taken out.” O’Neal gets taken out for a few games but there isn’t a single take out that wouldn’t bring him back to the court eventually. Although some may argue that his overall stats are lower than normal, while he is averaging 26.7 points and 10.8 rebounds and made 57.6 percent of his shots, how can you argue that the man has no talent? How many NBA players shoot as well as O’Neal? And how many of them bounce back after every injury blow? Besides, O’Neal didn’t even look like his wrist was the slightest bit injured as he dunked in the Heat’s faces. His jumpers looked as if they were perfectly mastered by the master himself. There is something to say for a player whose entire team, coaching

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staff and opponents look at his performance with awe and inspiration. Pat Riley, Miami’s head coach commented on O’Neal’s domination of the game in the Times. “He just picks you apart,” Riley said. “He is very skilled now. He sees everything very well. When he is ready to power you, he senses you are not coming anymore and he makes up his mind and goes to the rim. He is the strongest player in the league and he has been for the last four or five years.” You don’t hear this said about every player in the NBA and especially not of those who have recently been injured. O’Neal knows how to step it up when the pain is high. He won’t give in to injuries and the NBA shouldn’t give in to letting him go.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2002

To the souls

Lost at Sea Art Courtesy of Hyperion Publishing

Story By Melanie Bysouth

Known for its luxury and unfathomable power, the “unsinkable” Titanic descended to the bottom of the ocean taking with it the hopes and dreams of hundreds of people

In an era known for opulence, the RMS. Titanic was floating perfection. Though the majestic White Star ship has long been remembered for her majestic beauty, her overwhelming arrogance and her exquisite attention to detail, the Titanic was, and is, so much more than the wealth and brilliance with which she was built. Living among her first-class Turkish bath, her second-class promenade and her third-class dining hall were 2,223 souls whose lives would forever be changed by the events of April 15, 1912. Nothing would ever be the same for those on board that fateful Monday morning. While some would survive, most would perish. And the sound of 1,500 people drowning is something no survivor would ever forget. At first, there was no cause for alarm. First-class passengers thought nothing of it. Some were only concerned that the boat had stopped and they may be late to New York. Others, like Albert A. Stewart, an old gentlemen with a large interest in the Barnum and Bailey Circus remarked, “Come on out and amuse yourself.” For Howard Brown Case, the stop was a chance for leisure. “Looks like we’ve lost a propeller, but it will give us more time for bridge,” he said. Second-class passenger James Clinch Smith, handed a piece of ice to a fellow passenger, asking, “Would you like a souvenir to take back to New York?” while others in second class joked about using the ice for their drinks. Even in third class, it seemed as though there was nothing to worry about as steerage passengers playfully kicked the ice to each other. Soon, all of these men would learn the severity of the damage to Titanic and none would survive the sinking. For the Allison family, the time for concern did not come until 1:30 a.m., less than an hour before Titanic would slip beneath the ocean surface. After several warnings from Sarah Daniels, Mrs. Allison’s maid, Hudson Allison decided to find out what was going on. He left his wife, Bess, 2-year-old Loraine and

11-month-old Trevor in the care of Alice Cleaver, the children’s nurse. With her husband gone, Bess began to panic and Alice realized that she had suddenly become responsible for Hudson’s hysterical wife as well as his children. Fearing for her own life, Alice wrapped Trevor in a fur rug and fled to the upper decks. When Hudson returned, he found his wife and daughter alone. After attempting to explain Trevor’s absence, Bess and Loraine left with Hudson to find the missing child. The Allisons searched in vain for Trevor. As the last of the lifeboats were lowered from Titanic, the young mother could not leave the ship without her baby. She never knew that Trevor lay just beyond her reach in the icy water, in Lifeboat 11 with Cleaver. Bess and Hudson went down with ship, as did Loraine, the only first-class child to perish. Many others gave their lives in the hopes that others would not have to. Though a first-class passenger and the richest man on the ship, Col. John Jacob Astor refused to board a lifeboat until every woman and child had taken a seat. Days after helping his pregnant wife onto boat No. 4, Astor’s crushed body was discovered, along with $2,500 in cash and a monogrammed pocket watch. Isidor Straus, founder of Macy’s Department Store, also refused to board a lifeboat ahead of women and children. Then, seconds before boarding boat No. 8, his wife Ida also refused to leave Titanic. “We have been living together for many years, and where you go, I go,” she told him. Even after a passenger’s suggestion that no one would stop such an old man from stepping on to the lifeboats, Isidor would not go ahead of the other men. The couple, returning from a holiday on the Riviera, remained on the ship, and in each other’s arms, until the very end. Neither survived. The stories were much the same in second class as husbands said goodbye to wives and fathers said goodbye to children. Benjamin Hart

was forced to do both. While standing on the port side of Titanic, at 1:25 a.m., the builder from Essex, England, helped his wife, Ester, and 7-year-old daughter onto boat No. 14. Though he promised he would see her soon, it was the last time Eva saw her father alive. Much was the same for Joseph LaRoche of Haiti. Five days after boarding Titanic with his pregnant wife Juliet and daughters, Louise and Simone, Joseph said goodbye to his family. The 26-year-old engineer did not survive. Sadly, neither family was supposed to be on Titanic to begin with. The Harts, who had decided to start a new life in Winnipeg, Canada, had been scheduled to sail on the Philadelphia but their plans were changed due to the coal strike. Joseph’s mother in Haiti bought tickets for the LaRoche family on the La France, as a welcome present, but the line’s strict policy regarding children caused them to transfer their booking to the Titanic. On April 10 they took the train from Paris to Cherbourg and boarded the ill-fated liner later that evening. While first-and-second-class passengers suffered the loss of a father or husband, the loss was far greater in third class as less than a quarter of those in steerage survived. With the greatest number of passengers, 710, third class was a blending of the most hopeful of individuals from around the world. Some were traveling alone while others were entire families dreaming of a new way in a new land. Traveling with the hope of finding prosperity in America were third-class passengers Fredrick and Augusta Goodwin and their eight children, and John and Annie Sage and their nine children. The Goodwin’s dreamed of reaching Niagara Falls while the Sages planned to continue on to Jacksonville, Flordia and their new citrus farm. While Titanic’s accommodations were better than the best of the day, the third-class decks were a maze of corridors and stairways which became even more

As the Allison family was directed to the waiting lifeboats by a White Star Line employee, many first-class passengers felt there was no need for concern. puzzling as panic set in aboard the sinking ship. Trapped, confused and confined, all eight of the Goodwins, and all 11 of the Sages, perished in the disaster. Also suffering overwhelming loss was the Titanic crew. Of nearly 900 men and women, only 214 survived and many who perished were among those who did what they could to make the tragedy a little easier for those around them. To help calm the passengers, members of the Titanic’s orchestra, led by violinist Wallace Hartley, gathered to play. In the two-and-ahalf hours it took Titanic to sink, the band played ragtime songs as well as somber hymns. Beginning in the first-class lounge, they moved to the boat deck foyer and eventually onto

the boat deck. Though it is unknown how long the band members played, not one attempted to board a lifeboat and not one survived the sinking. Down below, junior second assistant engineer Herbert Harvey and leading stoker Fred Barrett were feverishly working the pumps. Suddenly a wave of frigid water filled the room. Harvey ordered Barrett up an escape ladder but would not leave without engineer Jonathan Shepard and his broken leg. As Barrett climbed, he watched as Harvey tried in vain to save Shepard. The two men died on Titanic, Barrett made it safely to boat No. 13. For nearly 90 years, Titanic has captured the attention of the world. She is a ship who should be remem-

bered as a beautiful ship and a symbol of an era more decadent than conceivable. Though some may only remember her for her final moments, what can never be forgotten are the stories of delicate heroism that emerged from the chaos. Titanic was floating perfection. She was splendor and hope. She was brilliance beyond imagination. And as the majestic RMS Titanic lay bruised and crushed on the ocean floor, she will forever be surrounded by the memories of the 1,502 souls that went down with her and the 721 who lived to tell the stories of those who could not.

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The RMS Titanic attempted to contact many ships that Monday morning, including the SS Birma, above. The operators began requesting assistance with the CQD signal but soon switched to the never-before-used SOS. Though many received the urgent message, most were too far away to reach the sinking ship in time. Below, the White Star tender Nomadic ferries passengers out to Titanic during a brief stop at Cherbourg, France.

Though most first and second-class women and children were saved, more than half in third class were not. Of the 468 male steerage passengers aboard Titanic, only 69 survived. Most in third class were trapped in the lower decks, locked behind gates which were not unlocked until most of the lifeboats were gone.


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