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Building starts at El nCONSTRUCTION: The satellite campus began work May 5 and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 26 By Shannon Gladys

Daily Titan Staff Writer ‑ Currently, cranes and construction workers inhabit the new El Toro satellite campus, but this is only temporary.

They are literally moving mini-mountains to refurbish the newest addition to Cal State Fullerton University. Construction on the highly anticipated El Toro campus began on May 5, three days after a five-year lease agreement was signed with Orange County. Instruction for the fall semester is scheduled to begin Aug. 26, although construction will be completed prior to that date. Designing the floor plans for a twostory building, which has been vacant for three years, was a complicated, but “fun” task for George Giacumakis, director of the El Toro campus, and his staff.

The new campus will feature an outdoor café, student lounge, admissions and records, student affairs office and an electronic library, which will be completely tied in to the main Fullerton campus. “We are calling the bottom floor ‘high tech’ because it consists primarily of computer classes and labs,” Giacumakis said. “We will also have interactive televised instruction so students can attend class live on another campus.” Several other features of the El Toro campus include: • Free shuttle service to and from the main CSUF campus. The shuttles are expected to run approximately twice a

day, morning and late afternoon, until campus staff can accurately gauge usage. • Two large parking lots (totaling approximately 500 spaces), as well as one spill-over lot. • Larger classrooms that will be kept at a maximum of 50 students to keep them less crowded. Louise Adler, chair of Education Leadership Department, said she is looking forward to the move. “It’s a wonderful new building. The facilities are much different,” Adler said.



Construction began on the El Toro on May 5. The former marine base is the new satellite campus for Cal State Fullerton.

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nCAMPUS: The members will serve one-year terms and will work closely with the president and vice president By Theresa Salinas

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Owner Todd Heying tattoos the shoulder of Anaheim resident Danny Paddison. Heying created an a cityscape collage for the customer.

Todd Heying, owner of Aces High Tattoo Parlor, is a dedicated artist with friends who he treats as family members By Darla Priest

Special to the Titan In a business filled with art, music and friendship, Todd Heying explores the alternative world of tattooing. “After eight years of tattooing I still have a passion for it,” Heying said. Twenty-seven-year-old Heying is the owner and operator of Aces High Tattoo Parlor on the corner of State College Boulevard and Chapman Avenue. “I don’t even feel like the boss, it’s like I come to work and hang out with my friends,” Heying said.


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With the good times aside, Heying is a devoted professional who understands the responsibilities of being a tattoo artist. He uses all new equipment, which he additionally puts into an autoclave machine to achieve 100 percent hospital sterilization. Dirty needles are never reused. The ink is also kept sterile by putting it into one-time-use caps for each customer. “Even new equipment isn’t totally sterile,” Heying said.


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The image Heying created blends an array of colors he calls “distorted modern art.”

The Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors appointed four new executive staff members during Tuesday’s board meeting. Courtney Patterson, Ross McCollum, Mohamed Al Kamalee and Young Kim will help lead ASI during the 2002-03 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “I feel very comfortable and confident about the executive staff, going into next semester,” ASI President Alex Lopez said during the meeting. Executive staff members work closely with the ASI president, ASI vice president and ASI board. They receive hourly wages and get “My their own offices in the Titan Student Union. Their terms last one year. philosophy is Patterson will serve as director of administration. She will be paid $7.50 that even if I an hour. Her primary duty is to fill ASI and university committees. To do this, spend one she said she will recruit students from inter-club councils. Patterson current- student dollar, ly sits on the ASI board, where she represents the College of Humanities I like to get and Social Services. She lost her bid for re-election in April. the maximum “Everything that I learned (in ASI), from parliamentary procedure, to mileage out of making contacts, has prepared me for that one dolthis position,” she said. McCollum will serve as director of lar.” public relations. He will make $7.50 an hour. He hopes to bring innovative and creative ideas to ASI. He’ll use Mohamed the organization’s Web site, asi.fulAl Kamalee,, to promote ASI programs. newly appointed He recently served as the corporate sponsor coordinator for the Greek Walk-a-Thon and as secretary of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Kim will serve as director of statewide affairs. He will be paid $7.50 an hour. He will represent Cal State Fullerton students at the local and national level. Kim has been a member of the ASI Statewide Affairs Committee (recent-


Health Center does its part to relieve nFINALS: A booth set outside of Titan Shops will provide literature and give out punching bags to ease anxiety By Afni Adnan

Daily Titan Staff Writer Finals week is just around the corner and many students are finding themselves overcome with stress and anxiety. The Health Center is doing its part to help students prepare for finals week by setting up a booth outside

the Titan Bookstore today where they will hand out literature about stress management. The center also plans to give out bubble gum and blow-up punching bags as a way of helping students relieve tension. Different resources will be available for students who want to find out more about how to ease stress. Scantrons and pencils also will be provided for students who may have forgotten to purchase them. Laura Chandler, director of Health Education and Promotion, said that stress becomes a major problem this time of year. “We time it around the end of the semester so it helps people deal with finals,” Chandler said. “We try to

have (this event) at the end of every semester.” Chandler said that students tend to wait until the last minute to study, therefore they put their bodies through unnecessary harm. “People in general have poor timemanagement skills,” Chandler said. “Students usually procrastinate and cram, so they don’t get enough sleep and aren’t eating right. So their bodies won’t be able to function well, especially around this time when their body needs to be [functioning].” Chandler also said that around finals week, students are usually rundown which then makes them more susceptible to cold viruses and the flu. The American College Health

Association has identified procrastination as one of the most common causes of stress among college students. Some of the best ways to avoid procrastination are by buying a calendar and keeping a “to do” list, according to the association. Experts say that stress is just like a rubber band. Positive stress is just the right amount of stress needed to stretch the band and make it useful. Negative stress can snap the band. Chandler said that many students have shown interest in learning more about how to handle these stressful times. “The response has been really good,” she said. “I think students don’t think they’re as stressed as they are. But they are, so we try to take

a light-hearted approach to dealing with stress. We try not to get too serious about it, and try to break up the tension.” According to the Peer Health Education Program of Cal State Fullerton, some of the ways students can alleviate stress is through: Relaxation techniques — this includes yoga, meditation, deep breathing or stretching Exercise Proper nutrition Time-management activities — avoid procrastination Stress may lead to more serious problems, therefore it is important for students to realize that ignoring the


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A guide to what’s happening

BRIEFS City offices closed on Memorial Day In observance of Memorial Day, many of Fullerton’s city offices will be closed. Fullerton City Hall will be closed May 27 and will reopen at 7 a.m. on May 28. The Fullerton Public Library and the Hunt Branch Library will be closed on May 27. The administrative offices at Fullerton Municipal Airport also will be closed May 27, but airport operations will proceed as usual and the FAA Tower will be open that day. Also observing Memorial Day will be MG Disposal Systems, the city trash contractor. Pickups will run one day late because of the holiday. Beyond the closing of these city offices, the city of Fullerton and the American Veterans Memorial Association will also host its 64th Annual Fullerton Memorial Day Observance.

Public forum planned on municipal golf course A public forum will be held to inform interested members of the public about the operations of Fullerton Municipal Golf Course on June 6 at 5 p.m. The forum will be held in the clubhouse patio at the course and will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the operations of the course and offer input. Co-sponsored by the city of Fullerton, which leases the land on which the course sits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and American Golf, which manages the course for the city, the forum will be attended by various city officials. Among those attending the forum will be Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Jan Flory. Also attending the forum will be

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Katie Dalton, community services commission chairwoman and staff from the city’s Community Services Department, which oversees the city’s contract with American Golf. For more information about the forum, contact the Community Services Department at (714) 7386575.

Charity golf tournament to be hosted by Orange County High School of Arts The Orange County High School of Arts will host a charity golf tournament at Tustin Ranch Golf Course on June 4. The all-day, fund-raising event will feature a shotgun scramble, barbecue lunch and dinner, putting contest, longest drive and a hole-inone prize of a new automobile. As an added attraction, PGA pro Billy Casper will conduct a golf clinic as well as pose for pictures and sign autographs. The day’s activities begin at 9 a.m. with registration and lunch being served between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Dinner will be held in the Tustin Ranch Golf Course dining room and will feature entertainment by OCHSA students, performers and an awards presentation. Cost for the tournament is $250 for an individual golfer and includes the barbecue lunch and dinner, Tee gift bags, the golf clinic and a chance to compete in the various contest throughout the day. In addition, Tournament Foursome packages are available. The OCHSA is currently celebrating its 15th season and was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of eight exemplary high-school arts programs in the nation. For more information about the golf tournament or on how to be a sponsor, contact Shawn Dailey at

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CALENDAR  OF  EVENTS C ALE NDA R O F EVE N TS Community The Pacific Symphony Orchestra presents the “Kids Choice Awards,” May 25 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Orange County Performance Arts Center in Costa Mesa. During the event, the audience will vote for its favorite composers, musical works and the leading hero and heroine of the orchestra. The Pacific Orchestra will also perform such works as the 20th Century Fox Fanfare and the theme from “Star Wars.” Tickets range from $13 to $16 for adults and $11 to $14 for children under 11. For more information, call (714) 755-5799. Santiago Canyon College’s Music Department presents “An American Salute,” May 24 at 8 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, children and RSCCD staff. For more information, call (714) 564-5654. The Pacific Symphony Orchestra presents Broadway and film legend Marvin Hamlisch in an “Evening of Broadway Show Tunes and Pop Standards,” May 24 and 25 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The concerts begin at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25 to $77 and can be purchased by either calling the Pacific Symphony Orchestra Ticket Office at (714) 755-5799 or Ticketmaster at (714) 740-7878. The 64th Annual Fullerton

Memorial Day Observance will take place May 27 at 10 a.m. at the Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton. The Theme will be “A Salute to Nurses in the Military.” For more information, call (714) 738-6311. The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles hosts an exhibit called “Voyages of Discovery,” through August 11. For admission prices and more information, call (213) 763-DINO or logon to www. The Pacific Symphony Orchestra presents the 2001-02 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Classics Series “An Alpine Symphony,” May 22 and May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at the TSU Information and Services Desk. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The Fullerton Civic Light Opera presents the musical “Camelot” through May 26 at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton. Tickets range from $16 to $40. For more information, call (714) 879-1732. The 44th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival with the theme “A Salute to Those Who Protect and Serve” takes place on Memorial Day weekend, May 2427 at the Village Green, between Main Street and Euclid in downtown Garden Grove from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call (714) 638-0981 or visit www. Cypress College will host

the 13th Annual Juried Student Photography Exhibition, through May 25 at the Anaheim Museum. For more information, call (714) 778-3301. The Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana presents the exhibition “The Nihon Journal,” a collection of images produced by Rachel Rosenthal in Japan, through May 26 in the Grand Central Art Center Project Room. For more information, call (714) 567-7233 or (714) 567-7234.

Campus The Department of Music presents Guitar Orchestras, May 24 at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre of the Performing Arts Building. Advance ticket sales are $8 and $5 with Titan discount. For more information, call (714) 278-3371. The TSU Mainframe will provide free printing May 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mainframe computer lounge. For more information, call (714) 278-7629. The TSU will have its AllNight Study program May 20 through May 31 and will be open 24 hours. All areas of the building will be open. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The Performing Arts Center presents the play ”Rocky and Diego” through May 26 in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $9. For more information, call (714) 278-3371.

The TSU Center Gallery presents art works by Kozue Imamura through May 24. The Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The TSU Underground has free bowling every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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 exhibit “Kimono: The Wearable Art of Japan” through June 2 in the Atrium Gallery. The TSU presents the Titan Pride Bowling League every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. This event is open for all faculty, staff and students and the cost per week is $9. For more information, call (714) 2782144. The TSU Underground has a Video Game Extravaganza May 20-31 from noon to 7 p.m. Play various video games to win prizes. TSU Mainframe hosts “Free Printing Friday” May 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students can print their term papers for free in the TSU Mainframe Computer Lounge.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002


Bush challenges Castro to ensure free elecnDIPLOMACY: The president, in a speech to Cuban-Americans, outlined his “Initiative for a New Cuba” By G. Robert Hillman

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President George W. Bush delivers remarks on democracy and freedom in Cuba in the East Room of the White House, Monday.

WASHINGTON - Dismissing Fidel Castro as a tyrannical “relic from another era,” President George W. Bush on Monday vowed to strictly enforce the economic embargo against the communist island until the Cuban president changes his ways. In a shift of policy that one supporter likened to switching from defense to offense, Bush challenged Castro to ensure certifiably free elections for the National Assembly next year and to embrace democracy. “Full normalization of relations with Cuba, diplomatic recognition, open trade and a robust aid program will be possible when Cuba has a new government that is fully democratic, when the rule of law is respected and when the human rights of all Cubans are fully protected,” Bush said. The president outlined his “Initiative for a New Cuba” in a speech to CubanAmericans and other supporters at the White House on Monday morning. Then, he flew to Miami to repeat much of it at a Cuban Independence Day rally and to attend a $2 million fund-raising dinner for his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush, who is seeking re-election. The Cuban-American vote, normally heavily Republican, has become critical in Florida, where the president squeezed out a recount victory in 2000 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 in his favor. On Monday, he received a rousing ovation by the mostly Cuban-American

crowd at the Miami rally and was hailed Cubans said they wished the United by supporters in Congress who want States would leave the island alone. to maintain the hard line against Cuba, “The blockade only hurts us reguthough there was no expectation that lar people,” said Rogelio Gomez, an Castro would ease his grip on the island unemployed restaurant worker. “We’re even a notch. not doing anything to the United States. “We’ve been on the defensive for so Why doesn’t Bush let us live like we long, now it’s time for us to go on the want to live?” offensive and let Castro explain to the Isodoro Sanchez, a college student, Cuban people why he is denying them said he understands that freedom has a the right to have free elections, why he different meaning in the United States. is denying them freedom for political “But that doesn’t give the Americans the prisoners and why he is violating their right to try to change what we’re trying human rights,” said Rep. Ileana Ros- to do,” he said. “Most of us support Fidel Lehtinen (R-Fla.). Castro. We’re not looking to make any Others working in Congress to ease fast changes.” the sanctions In the East called the polRoom of the icy archaic. White House, “Much ado which aides chose “The blockade only about nothas a formal backdrop ing,” said Sen. to unveil the Cuba hurts us regular Christopher initiative, Bush said Dodd (Dthat, while he was people. Why doesn’t continuing a stand Conn.), chairman of the against the Castro Bush let us live like We s t e r n regime, he was eager Hemisphere to help dissidents subcommitfoster democracy. we want to live?” tee of the The goal, he said, Senate Foreign was not a permanent Rogelio Gomez, Relations embargo against Committee. Cuba, but freedom “Throwing for its people. worn-out wall“Meaningful paper on a cracked reform on Cuba’s foundation just doesn’t work.” part will be answered with a meaningful Alfredo Duran, a veteran of the failed American response,” he said. Bay of Pigs invasion and president of Pointing to Poland, among other counthe Cuban Committee for Democracy, tries where the United States has successwhich is seeking to normalize relations fully nurtured democracy, the president with Cuba, agreed. pledged to “work to make life better “Bush’s speech was traditional Cold for people living and resisting Castro’s War rhetoric,” he said. “What Bush fails rule.” to grasp is that the only way to bring “He is a dictator who jails and tortures about openness in society is to engage, and exiles his political opponents,” Bush and what better way to engage than said, charging the Castro has “turned a through trade and travel.” beautiful island into a prison.” In Cuba, there was no immediate Trade, no matter how well intentioned, government response to Bush’s new pol- would “merely prop up this dictator, icy. But on the streets of Havana, some enrich his cronies and enhance the totali-

RSA recognizes leaders at end-of-year bannHONOR: The student association distributed awards and introduced those holding office for the

By Jennifer Martinez Special to the Titan

The Resident Student Association (RSA) honored its leaders of the Residence Halls at its annual Leadership Banquet Monday. About 50 people attended the event at Dario’s Italian Eatery in Placentia to commemorate those being honored. “To be recognized, you must be

involved, possess leadership qualities and be an upstanding participant at the dormitories,” said Jen Middleton, a sophomore art major and Social Trio co-chair, organizers of dormitory social events. Dinner was served at 6 p.m. and a special “end-of-the-year” video was shown. The National Residence Halls Honorary, the top 1 percent from residents in the dormitories, introduced their new members after the RSA recognized the Resident Advisers (RAs), Planning Orientation Week leaders and Of-the-Month (OTM) awards. After the awards, RSA President L. Matthew Martinez gave out bronze pins to those he felt did a good job in leadership and organization.

After the pins were handed out, Darlene Stevenson, director of Housing and Residence Life, thanked all of the leaders and bid farewell to the departing Eugene Shang, resident director. He in turn gave a goodbye speech and thank you. Shang is leaving the dormitories after four years of live-in service. He has a wife, Christine, and an 11-month-old girl, Jordan Emiko. “I have mixed feelings about leaving,” he said. “ I am happy to be moving on, but sad also. I have built great relationships with the residents and leaders here and want to continue working with these people and the housing expansion. “I will always be interested in what’s going on. I have a daughter now and I’ve bought a house. It’s time to raise

a family.” Martinez, the newly elected Associated Students, Inc. vice president followed Shang and gave a detailed account of his four years at the dormitories. Martinez, has lived in the dormitories for four years, and was an active participant in RSA before becoming president “It was a great year,” he said. “It had its ups and downs, but we made it through. I look forward to watching RSA from the ASI side, and am confident they’ll do well.” April Cordova, a senior communications major with an emphasis in advertising, was recognized for her leadership in the dormitories annual Planning Orientation Week.

“It was a really great way to make friends in the beginning of the year and become active, make lasting friendships and just be able to say ‘hi’ to people in the halls,” she said. Stephanie Hyatt, a senior child development major, and vice president of RSA, presented awards to the leaders and was also recognized as a leader herself. Her duties included heading all of the committees, assisting the president and serving as fund-raising chair. “This banquet is celebrating a year of dedication, involvement, a year of making friends, pulling together as a community and becoming a family — not just residents in the dormitories,” she said.

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tarian regime,” Bush said. “It will not help the Cuban people.” On Capitol Hill in recent years, increasing congressional majorities have eased some travel restrictions to Cuba and exempted food and medicine from the sanctions. In Miami, Bush told cheering Cuban-American supporters that he would use his veto, if necessary, to maintain the embargo. “I will not allow our taxpayers’ money to go to enrich the Castro regime,” he vowed. Under the major provisions of his new initiative, first released by the White House Sunday, federally funded radio and TV Marti broadcasts to Cuba would be enhanced, and direct assistance to religious and nongovernmental organizations would be increased. The president also proposed direct mail to the island again. He advocated U.S. scholarships for Cuban students and professionals seeking to build civil institutions and for the families of political prisoners, whom he said should be freed and able to vote in the 2003 elections. The elections, he said, must be free, fair and open to outside, international monitors. “Political and economic freedoms go hand in hand,” Bush said. “And if Cuba opens its political system, fundamental questions about its backward economic system will come into sharper focus.” Bush announced his new policy three days after former President Jimmy Carter finished a historic six-day visit to Cuba, but the president never mentioned Carter. Outside the White House, though, several of Bush’s Republican supporters in Congress quickly dismissed the former president’s trip as unwarranted meddling. Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) said “it illbehooves previous administrations” to continue setting foreign policy. And Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) went even further, ridiculing Carter’s visit as “softball diplomacy.”

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Brothers plan 650-mile trek in memory of Sept. 11 victim nJOURNEY: In an effort to release anger, two siblings will ride their bicycles from Virginia to New York

nORGANIZATION: The group’s goal is to raise awareness about current issues through education By Veronica Hagey

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Newport News (Va.) Daily Press WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - When Aaron and Alden Basmajian learned that their brother’s wife, Alysia, died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, they were angry. They’re still angry. Angry that their brother, Anthony, had his young bride senselessly taken away from him just nine days after the couple’s daughter, Kaela, turned 2 years old. Angry that Alysia and Anthony, who both had just graduated in 2000 from the College of William and Mary, had their life together cut short just as they were settling in New York. So the two brothers and a friend, Trip Young, will set out next month to take a little bicycle ride to relieve that frustration and anger - and, they hope, move on toward healing. Aaron, a recent graduate of James Madison University, and Alden, who just finished his freshman year at the College of William and Mary, will spend eight days riding about 650 miles from their hometown of Richmond to meet Anthony in New York. “I still get angry about it,” Aaron said. “I think it will be the biggest sense of closure to me.” And their journey has another purpose: The brothers plan to arrive in New York on June 24, which would have been their brother’s wedding anniversary, and present him the pledges that they raised for a memorial scholarship at William and Mary in Alysia’s name. Donors have given more than $40,000 toward the Alysia Burton Basmajian Scholarship Endowment. The brothers hope to raise the remaining $10,000 needed for the fund. The money will finance a four-year scholarship for an art major at William and Mary. Aaron explained that Alysia was an accounting major at William and Mary but that her first love was art.

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Alden Basmajian and his brother Aaron are planning to ride from Richmond, Va. to New York to honor their late sister-in-law Alysia, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The couple moved to the New York City suburb of Bayonne, N.J., after graduation, and Alysia had hopes of one day opening her own art studio, he said. Those plans ended tragically on Sept. 11, when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center. Alysia, an accountant for Cantor Fitzgerald, was on the 104th floor of One World Trade Center. Aaron heard about the attacks shortly after the strike but said he wasn’t initially worried. That’s because, he said, he thought that Alysia worked on the 33rd floor of the first tower and got out safely. “Mom called back and said, ‘She’s on the 104th floor,’” Aaron said. “At that point, my stomach went to the floor. It was a long day.” Alden was in a 9:30 a.m. English class at William and Mary on Sept. 11, when his roommate arrived and told him that he had to call his mother immediately. He soon learned the grim news. “I kind of lost it,” Alden said. A few weeks later, Aaron started think-

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ing of ways that he could show support to his brother. He thought of a bike ride and called his brother at William and Mary. Alden immediately agreed. The brothers initially thought about riding from James Madison University in Harrisonburg to Richmond, where Anthony and Alysia were married and spent much of their childhood. But that ride wasn’t significant enough. Then they thought about JMU to William and Mary. But that still wasn’t enough. “We said, ‘Why don’t we just go for it and go all the way to New York?’” Aaron said. Aaron started making arrangements, and the brothers have since been training for the journey - a bike trip where they’ll have to average from 70 to 80 miles a day. Alden was slowed this spring by knee surgery and admits that he’s a little behind his brother, who’s been riding about 50 miles a day for months. They’ll start early each morning and

ride the majority of that day’s leg. They’ll break in the afternoon and ride again each evening before stopping overnight at a hotel. “The most I’ve ever done is, like, 40 miles, so this is a little different,” Alden said. “We’re going to try and do it 40 miles at a time.” Friends have volunteered to follow in cars with supplies. A Web site will be designed to track their route, which mostly will be on secondary roads. Rain or shine, they’ll travel from Richmond to the Pentagon - also struck by a hijacked jet Sept. 11 - and eventually on to Ground Zero in New York - the twin towers’ former site - to meet Anthony. He still lives in New Jersey with Kaela and works as a trader on the New York Stock Exchange. By the end of the trip, Aaron said, most of his anger should turn into happy exhaustion. “I’m not going to be able to walk,” he said. “All the energy will be in happiness that Alden and I finished, and I’ll be able to present Anthony with this gift.”

A new club, the Political Awareness Coalition, is in the beginning stages of forming and will host its first meeting on campus today. As a new student last year, Sam H. Clauder II, the club’s president and interim chair, sought a political discussion group and did not find one. “I was surprised that none existed,” Clauder said. Clauder said he knew some surrounding colleges had debate teams and assumed that Cal State Fullerton had one. The speech communications department offers an intercollegiate forensics class, which requires students to debate and participate in a speech competition but there is no club designated for debating or dedicated to political awareness. Clauder decided to form a club, he learned the steps needed to start a new club and tested student interest. Clauder is a graduate assistant in several communications classes. He made an announcement in one of the evening classes about starting a politically motivated club and asked interested students to sign the club application. A new club “needs at least 10 signatures from regularly enrolled, CSUF students,” said Stefanie Williamson, administrative assistant for the student organization area in the Titan Student Union. Clauder said he’s received a lot of student interest; he had more than 10 students interested in the club in the communications 425 evening class alone. Anthony Fellow, a communications professor and director of the Journalism Department, said the club aims to bring political awareness to the campus. “We plan to bring the gubernatorial

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debates to the campus,” Fellow said. Fellow added that he and Clauder share political interests, and both want the club to offer students a place to have political lectures and plan to host panel discussions with political guests. The new club is dedicated to increasing political awareness through exposure and education of current issues, campaigns and candidates, Fellow said. The coalition will offer students the opportunity to get involved in the political process on campus and in the community by hosting speeches and rallies, according to the club’s press release. Fellow said the club aims to “instill enthusiasm” in CSUF students to become politically active and to take action. “We need a revolution,” said Fellow, referring to student’s lack of political interest. The club’s agenda for the first meeting on Wednesday is to approve a constitution for the club, elect officers and make plans for the fall semester, based on the November elections. Clauder brings his political, communications and public relations experience to the club. He is currently a political consultant, the political director of Citizens Against Violent Crime, a political action committee and also is political director of the Campaign for Agricultural and Industrial Renewal. Clauder is working on an initiative to change California’s three-strikes law so that it will apply to violent felonies only, allowing nonviolent strikers an opportunity to be re-sentenced. Peggy Garcia-Bockman, assistant dean of Student Affairs for the College of Communications, also serves as an adviser for the club. “I’m more of an indirect adviser for the leaders of the club,” GarciaBockman said. The coalition plans to associate with all political parties and get involved with community organizations proposing or opposing ballot initiatives. The meeting is today at 5:30 p.m. in the TSU, Room 249 and is open to anyone interested in politically related issues.


Wednesday, May 22, 2002

The battle of the collector’s item nMERCHANDISE: “Star Wars” and “Spider-man” toys will have fans running to the stores to buy them By Howard Cohen

Knight Ridder Newspapers If a summer has ever proved good for memorabilia collectors, it’s this one. This week “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” squares off against “Spider-Man.” Movie theater chains, no doubt, will praise the gods, known as Stan Lee (“Spider-Man’’ co-creator) and George Lucas (“Star Wars” director), for creating these moneymakers. Whether the celluloid Spidey ensnares the Wookies in his web or faces a death blow from the Death Star isn’t especially important. The real winners will be merchandisers and collectors. Retailers report brisk business for anything related to these two movies, especially “Spider-Man.’’ “Star Wars’ is doing OK. But `SpiderMan’ stuff is blowing off the shelves — toys, comics, trade paperbacks, older issues, statues, whatever they can get their hands on,” says Andrew Grieco, owner of Collector’s Clubhouse in Pompano Beach, Fla. Too much hype over the last “Star


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problem may have adverse effects on their emotional and mental wellbeing, as well as their physical health, Chandler said. “It hasn’t really hit me that finals are here,” said Jennifer Kang, an international business major. “I do

Wars” movie, 1999’s “Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” led to a rapid, steep drop in merchandise sales and prompted more restraint this time. “They overdid the merchandising,” Grieco explains. The eBay Web site has also seen an increase in activity. “It’s always fun for us when these movies come out,” says Kevin Pursglove, eBay’s senior director of communications. There were 16,000 Spider-Man items on eBay last week, an increase from 10,000 a few days earlier. Even Spidey’s nemesis, the Green Goblin, is represented on the site — his Stun Bomb and Triton — are up for grabs. The framed, left glove piece from Spider-Man’s costume is going for $6,900. The five “Star Wars” movies are responsible for 37,224 items. Private collectors are in a tizzy, boasting about who has the biggest or best collection of ... stuff. Things like an R2-D2 action figure. Or Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker — still in the box, of course. And an original copy of “Amazing Spider-Man” No. 39, Vol. 1: a 1966 tale in which the Green Goblin learns the Spidey’s identity and vice versa. Spidey geeks recognize that the movie is partly based on the comic book’s story line. “I’m an original fan. I have almost EVERYTHING,” says Gus Alvarez, a first- through third-grade science teacher in Miami. Alvarez loved the original “Star Wars” so much in 1977 he started a lifelong obsession. “I have quite a bit. If I had saved that procrastinate, but it works for me, the whole under-pressure thing. I perform better that way.” But other students said that procrastination isn’t the way to go. “I am kind of stressing out because I work full-time,” said Angelica Salazar, a junior business. “I am already studying for finals because I can’t study in the same week as finals. I won’t be able to learn what I need to because I get overwhelmed.”

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Action figure and movie enthusiast Chris Grieco proudly shows off his “Star Wars” action figures and books while at his brother’s store, Collector’s Clubhouse, in Pompano Beach, Fla.

money I’d probably be a millionaire now,” he says. Amazingly, Alvarez, 35, didn’t even want to see the first “Star Wars” movie 25 years ago. His mom took him to “a movie everyone was talking about.” Mom knew best. It was like spontaneous combustion when Alvarez saw the robots R2-D2 and C-3PO. By the time of the third movie, “Return of the Jedi” in 1983, Alvarez got serious. “I was the first one in line. There were no advance tickets then. The manager got so sick of seeing me at `Jedi’ he offered me a job and I worked there and saw the movie 135 times. I could tell you every

single line.” Alvarez’s passion isn’t spouting lines, though he will, if you ask. Rather, “Star Wars” action figures float his Death Star. And he’s not one of those persnickety people who leave the toys in their original packages. (They are generally worth more unopened, but what fun is that?) “I have to open them and play with them. I’m a grown man and I love to play with my action figures!” he says. And then there are collectors who think: Collection, first. Living room, second. Mario Martinez, 31, an 11th grade chemistry teacher, has turned the liv-

ing room of his Miami home into a “Star Wars” set, complete with about 10,000 pieces — action figures, primarily. Martinez arranges them so that full scenes from the flicks are played out. “I started collecting when I was a kid, when the first figures came out in `78 after the movie, and I took good care of them,” says Martinez, a father of two. In the mid `90s, after Martinez married and moved to his current home, his collecting habit returned in earnest. New “Star Wars” collectibles, like Stormtrooper figures, joined the collection. “I went right back to my childhood,” he says, chuckling.

ly renamed the Lobby Corps) for two years. He also served on the ASI board in 1999-2000. During the meeting, board members repeatedly asked Kim about his goals for the position. He repeatedly answered, “At this moment in time I haven’t begun to think about it. I have no comment.” Al Kamalee will serve as director of finance. He will make $8.75 an hour. In the post, he’ll chair the ASI Finance Committee and help draft ASI’s multimillion dollar budget. Al Kamalee has been in student government since 1996. In 2000, he served as student trustee for the North Orange County Community College District. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the ASI board in April. “My philosophy is that even if I spend one student dollar, I like to get the maximum mileage out of that one dollar,” he told the board. In other business, the board allotted $30,000 from the Children’s Center Construction Fund to finance a feasibility study. The report will outline preliminary cost estimates and early designs for the construction of a new Children’s Center. “This is an important step in the process,” said Geoffrey Roberts, director of administration. Roberts asked that the board be provided with a list of expenses associated with the project, such as future site studies. The board also hired nine students to oversee ASI Productions. Lisa Hart, Jason Obermeyer, Edson Choi, Pawntra Shadab, Johnathan Wright, Ian Fowles, Tony O’Bryan and ASI board member Christine Terrisse will run various ASIP programs in fall 2002. The board also rehired Gabe Rosales

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Tiki culture makes another splash nTREND: In fashion and entertainment, the “tiki”culture returned with colorful umbrellas, T-shirts and torches By Audra D.S. Burch

Knight Ridder Newspapers After decades of being relegated to the kitschy corner of the attic, the tiki culture, a memorable chapter of American pop history, is back. On beaches, in backyards, at bars across nationwide, Polynesia is making a splash among urban hipsters — from luaus to leis. It’s a trend that’s easy to like: casual, hokey, not too serious. Most everything has a take on the tiki culture: tropical drinks festooned with the colorful umbrellas; lounges outfitted in bamboo, thatched huts, tikis torches; trendsetters donning aloha shirts; hula-girls swiveling their hips on plates, towels, even lamps; luaus on the must-do social lists. “For a while, it was everything

Texas. Now it’s tiki, florals ... the whole Hawaii and southeast Asia thing is pretty hot right now,” says Suzy Buckley, Ocean Drive magazine’s people editor. “You see it in the fashion and entertainment.” What started as yesteryear kitsch has evolved into a full-scale South Seas movement. Traditional aloha shirts are flying off racks at Hawaii retailer Hilo Hattie. The Mai-Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., founded in 1956 and boasting the longest-running islander revue of its kind, is consistently full. Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse hosted a luau earlier this year. The Internet is brimming with tiki Web sites. And on E-bay, the term “tiki” generated more than 1,400 listings, ranging from a tiki “lounge sounds” album for $1.25 to a set of five tiki mugs designed by Shag, a Southern California artist, for $356. At Details at Home in Miami Beach, tiki stuff ranges from $6 silk leis, to $14 coconut bowls to $175 bamboo curtains. “The tiki trend is very retro and tropical. It’s perfect for here,” says Details owner Perry Tortorelli.

“People love this stuff.” Same story at Hilo Hattie. The Hawaii-based retailer sells clothing and food, ranging from 69-cent Macadamia nuts to $45 silk shirts. “One of the interesting things we find is that people come in for the Hawaiian items, but they are really interested in the culture and history,” says Jorge Nodal, general manager of Hilo Hattie in Miami’s Dolphin Mall. Even the book circles are in on the tiki craze: “The Book of Tiki”, a picturesque exploration of Polynesian culture, and “Tiki Drinks,” a guide to tropical libations. It is a trend rooted in yesterday. Much of the tiki culture hit U.S. soil with the return of American GIs in the 1940s from World War II Asian tours of duty. The term tiki comes from the carved wood or stone figures from Polynesian mythology. “Tiki” refers to the first man. But the American interpretation has always been more commercial. The towering, oblong-faced wooden totems and thatched huts ( used for Polynesian torch ceremonies) became symbols of island living.

Sipping on mai-tais, Americans indulged in the culture. The trend peaked in the late 1950s and 1960s, with tiki bars, lounges and temples dotting every major American city. “There are historical moments when Americans have gone gaga for Hawaii and the South Pacific culture. It prevailed well into the 1960s, particularly with the “Hawaii FiveO” drama, which was one of the first series shot on an island,” says Robert Thompson, professor of media and popular cul-


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“The autoclave machine uses high pressure and heat for 35 minutes to sterilize everything.” The walls of Aces High Tattoo are covered with the various designs Heying offers his customers. Some of the art forms include American traditional, oriental, tribal, fine line and modern. Heying said he doesn’t follow any particular rule of design; he can create a image that satisfies a customer’s fancy. “Todd’s done all my tattoo work that I’m extremely happy with,” said customer Danny Paddison of Anaheim. “I started out as a customer, now I hang out with these guys.” Heying created a custom work of art for Paddison that covers his entire left arm. He used the images of Paddison’s job at the telephone company, incorporating scenes of the city, satellites in space and a female operator. All of this Heying blended together in an array of form and color he refers to as “distorted modern” art. “I’ll be the only one with this original tattoo,” Paddison said. In the five-year existence of Aces High Tattoo, Heying has trained two apprentices who he refers to as good friends. “What I look for in an apprentice is the right attitude, drive and artistic


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“The Marine Corps headquarters were very modern. They’ve worked very hard to make Mission Viejo better, but El Toro is a better facility all around.” She said she thinks the El Toro campus is in a much better location than the Mission Viejo one, and anticipates positive Effects within the classroom environment. “We are [going to] have classrooms that we can move around in,” she said. “There were some classrooms at Mission Viejo that we could barely move in.” Adler has spoken to leadership in the surrounding school districts about the new campus. “I’ve talked to them about the new programs we will offer there,” she said. “It has enhanced our ability to service the southern part of the county. It will make a big difference for our students.” Keith Boyum, associate vice president for academic programs, said the new campus should help alleviate tight classrooms and parking on the main

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skill,” Heying said. “It takes a humble person who’s willing to learn.” Matt Wheeler and Jason Tinoco also work with Heying at the tattoo parlor. “There’s nothing more satisfying in the world than going to work and doing what you like doing,” Wheeler said. Wheeler has worked at Aces High Tattoo for four years and has become an established tattoo artist. His work ranges from the American traditional art form to original custom designs. “I love working here and plan on tattooing the rest of my life,” Tinoco said. “I’m amazed on how my work’s progressed from when I did my first tattoo.” Heying opened up Aces High Tattoo in 1997 and it has grown into a nostalgic hangout in the neighborhood. Customers who indulge in skin art gather in this haven where they seem to crave the pain or permanent results of the tattoo machine. Its monotone whine seems more like a roar after the needles have pierced the skin. “Tattoo machines are like cars, each one has a certain feel to it,” Heying said. “But with any machine, it’s the artist’s skill that counts.” Busy days at the shop are filled with extraordinary customers, each developing their own personal style through the tattoo artist’s talent. “This is my first business, which has its headaches, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Heying said. Fullerton campus.‑ “It’s likely that some students will attend at El Toro instead of the Fullerton campus so there may be pressure relieved on the Fullerton campus,” Boyum said. “Some students will find that the campus location is more convenient to them.” There are 24 programs that can be completed within two years compared to five programs at the Mission Viejo campus. “All the classes that are offered here are upper-division,” Giacumakis said, of the El Toro programs. “The Cal State University system has a policy in relation to branch classes not competing with the community.” Giacumakis said there was “tremendous cooperation from the colleges, departments and faculty at Fullerton” in getting El Toro up and running. Giacumakis and Boyum believe that the new campus will help provide better services to both campuses. “Some people might say it didn’t help, but that’s the wrong measurement,” Boyum said. “It’s better to ask what Fullerton would have been if there had not been El Toro.”

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Above: An employee of the Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard labels bottles of wine. Right: Patrons call the Wilson winery the “fun winery” because of its relaxed atmosphere. Below: Gardens, creeks and a 25-foot gazebo are places to visit.

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In the heart of the Temecula Valley lay vast acres of rolling hills with vineyards full of white and red grapes awaiting harvest. Driving up Rancho California Road, flamenco music echoes through the breezy air as the aroma of pasta passes through the gentle wind. Wandering patrons make their way up the steep driveway to inquire about the occurrence. Every Friday, the Miramonte Winery presents “Flamenco Friday” to add a touch of music and dinner to the pleasure of the wine people sample. Patrons trickle inside to listen to guitarist Jeffrey Briggs and taste the cooking of German chef Volkner Lutz while tasting a glass of chardonnay, merlot or Dolcetto wine at the winery in the Temecula wine country. “I come here almost every Friday,” said Murrietta resident Cara Thomas, 29. “I like the music and the view is gorgeous, and I usually run into people I know.” Like Thomas, thousands of Southern California residents, mostly from San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, relax in the Temecula Valley for a day or two, quenching their taste buds with a variety of wines picked from red or white grapes. For more than 30 years, Temecula wine country has attracted people for its view, its golf courses and most of all, its wines. Each of the 15 wineries has a distinct personality appealing to the different groups that visit every day.

Depending on the season, between 100 to 500 people visit during the week while up to 2,000 visit on the weekends, said Linda Kissam, executive director of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association. “Temecula is a fairly sleepy town,” Kissam said. “But recently, within the last six years, wine country has really boomed. Our biggest draw is San Diego, from the freeway straight up.” Lush greenery from vineyards covers the hilltops of the valley where people explore each winery. Ocean breezes sweep through the gap in the mountains. For people looking for relaxing time away, they say a visit to the wineries is perfect. “This is a unique experience and a wonderful afternoon,” said Cathy Johnson, 43, of Bloomington, Ill. “With a whole row of wineries, there is something for everyone.” One of the largest-running wineries in the region is the Callaway Vineyard and Winery. Opened in 1969, it produces about 300,000 cases of wine every year, according to the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association Web site, www. Tours describing how the wines are made are offered daily. They entail a brief look at the 760-acre vineyards of white and red grapes growing, when and how the grapes are harvested, the process of the wine making and fermentation of the product, said Sergio Rios, a tour guide at

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Callaway. After the tour, patrons can indulge themselves in a variety of its wines. Some of its best wines are the Sauvignon Blanc, the Coastal Merlot and the special collections that only the winery produces, like its Dolcetto or Pinot Gris, Rios said. “Since I’ve been here, I tried the Coastal Muscat and the Nebbiolo,” said Orange resident Julia Cress, 43. “I like the Nebbiolo better, it’s a lighter wine. I like [it] because of its olive oils.” Kissam said people love to visit Callaway for its tours and also because it is in the heart of the valley. One of the newest wineries to spring up in the valley is Miramonte. UC Berkeley graduate Cane Vanderhoof started the 1year-old tasting room. Located up in the hills, people who visit the winery admire its view of the valley. Some of its awardwinning wines include a Riesling or a Cinsault Rosé. Vanderhoof said that in a few years, he hopes to produce Syrah wines in his estate vineyards to compete with other wines in the world. Vanderhoof decided to purchase a winery after his business of etching labels onto wine bottles grew. “It was the next step up,” he said. “I wanted to go over what went in the bottles. I’ve noticed that the business is going very well. There is a lot of interest in the valley.” Miramonte has made a name for itself with its special events besides “Flamenco

Friday.” Kissam said the winery also shows classic films and offers wine tasting classes. Kissam said one of the most popular wineries to visit is the Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard. With a 25-foot gazebo overlooking a creek, dogs running around waiting to be petted by visitors and jazz music heard in background, it is known as the fun winery. “We want to ‘degeekacise’ by making it fun and educational and learn to enjoy wine,” said Mick Wilson, coordinator for public relations. “People visit and they connect with the dogs, the kids and the entire family.” The Wilson family established the winery in 1998. Since then, they have produced an award-winning almond champagne and it coordinates special events on its property like weddings and concerts. Wilson said each winery is like a member of a family. There is no competition between them. If one winery does not have a product, another one is recommended. Unfortunately, about 30 percent of the crops were lost to the glassy-winged sharpshooter, a parasite that infects and kills grapevines, which diseased the vineyards last year and earlier this year, Kissam said. But by May 1, most of the diseased vines were pulled out and new planting is being done now and again in the spring of 2003. “Vineyard managers will be experimenting with new pest control protocols

and state-of-the-art micronutrient applications,” Kissam said. With each vineyard is a different personality. Kissam said each wine maker charges differently for tasting. Some charge $5 for a glass of five wines and up to $15 for an unlimited amount. Special events and activities add to the ambience of the wine tasting. Couples may indulge in a romantic hot-air balloon ride and capture a full view of the entire valley. Golf enthusiasts may putt on the green at some of the golf courses. Kissam said that since there are 15 wineries, not all of them can be visited in one day. Bed and breakfasts are available that include wine tasting rooms. Also, for those who crave some food after the wine, they may dine at one of the restaurants at Callaway, the Van Roekel Vineyard and Winery or the Bailey Vineyard and Winery. The sleepy town of Temecula is growing, however. According to The Valley Business Journal, two new wineries are expected to open at the end of the year. Kissam said a new resort called the Temecula Springs Resort will include a winery, a wedding chapel and a bed and breakfast, and add to the sophistication of the adolescent valley. “We are stepping out of the shadow of Napa Valley,” Kissam said. “People have the opportunity to talk to wine makers and get to the heart of things, which is kind of nice.”

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Was Kobe poisoned?

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nNBA: Maybe he just got sick or maybe some hotel employee was too much of a Kings fan

By Skip Bayless

Knight Ridder Newspapers SACRAMENTO - Kings Coach Rick Adelman knows his NBA lore. He knows all about the 1997 night in Utah when Michael Jordan, weakened by a stomach flu, scored 38 points to lead his Chicago Bulls to a series-turning 90-88 victory in Game 5 of the NBA finals. Adelman knows that Kobe Bryant knows, too. Before Monday night’s Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, the Lakers announced that Bryant was battling food poisoning. Had some frustrated Kings fan bribed a room-service cook to spike Bryant’s cheeseburger with enough ExLax to clean out War Emblem? Let’s hope not. But Bryant was sick all night after eating a cheeseburger from room service. He said he took “five IVs” before the game. He looked fine during warmups – better than Jordan in ‘97 – but a little sluggish during a first half the Kings wound up leading 52-50. Some Lakers observers wondered exactly how ill Bryant was. He tends to exaggerate minor injuries, perhaps to lull opponents. And Bryant lives for oneupping Jordan’s legendary feats. As a Lakers insider said: “If Jordan said that night in ‘97 that he had a fever of 102, Kobe will say he had a 103.” And because Jordan had 38 points, Bryant needed at least 39. So after scoring 11 in the first half, Bryant surely was doing his locker-room math. Here came a Jordanesque, give-me-the-ball-andget-out-of-my-way salvo. Twenty-eight points or bust in the second half. Say “cheeseburger,” Kings. Kobe was about to rise from his death bed and posterize you. You were about to go down 0-2. Adelman knew. Kobe was going to play Jordan in the third quarter. And after some boneheaded coaching against Dallas, Adelman made the move

that turned this series back into a series. He did what San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich should have done in the fourth quarters of three consecutive games in which Kobe went Jordan on his Spurs. Adelman ran a double-team defender at Kobe every time he touched the ball. No more Rick “Addled Man.” This was inspired. Again and again Bryant tried to head fake and crossover dribble and slash into the lane and rise for the kind of jumpers that became daggers for the Spurs. And again and again two or more bodies blocked his road. Four or more hands slapped at the ball. Over and over Kobe forced poor, heavily guarded shots, dribbled into turnovers or helped turn the usual triangle-offense flow into “everybody stand around and watch Kobe.” His teammates knew all about the Jordan Flu Game, too. They were waiting for Kobe to out-Jordan Michael. Instead, for once, Kobe played right into the opposition’s harassing hands. The harder he tried to score, the more he drained himself of what gas was left in his depleted tank. “Energy-wise,” coach Phil Jackson said, “you could see he was limited.” Conversely, Jackson said he did not like the Lakers’ energy in the third quarter. That’s because Bryant has been so Jordan-like in these playoffs that his teammates just wait for him to take over. But for once, Chris Webber seized control. Credit Adelman for that development, too. With Shaquille O’Neal and Robert Horry falling into third-quarter foul trouble, Adelman finally convinced Webber to set up down low and attack the basket with quickness and strength the Lakers can’t defend. Webber scored 10 in the third as the Kings established a seven-point lead and a psychological edge. Then came Bobby Jackson, the one King who truly seems to believe his

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Bryant walks down the court during the first half of the Laker's 96-90 loss to Sacramento in game two of the Western Conference Finals. team can beat the Lakers. This time finally iced a 96-90 win with only his Adelman got away with waiting to bring third free throw in 11 tries. Jackson off the bench in the second and “We almost creeped back into it,” fourth quarters to provide the kind of said Bryant, who shot 9 of 21. “But we lightning that flashed outside Arco Arena missed too many wide-open looks.” before the game. If only you could pour But this game was won in the third Jackson’s brazen fire into Webber. quarter. O’Neal strongly suggested that Jackson held off the Lakers with three the momentum was swung by the refArco-rocking baskets in the first six min- erees. He said: “Only people who really utes of the final period. The lead rose to understand the game know what went 14. The Lakers made a predictable run on tonight.” - the Kings still aren’t quite sure they Maybe I don’t. But the free-throw difcan beat the reigning kings. O’Neal (35 ference – the Kings shot 38 to the Lakers’ points) was often unstoppable. But the 25 – was caused mostly because the difference was that Derek Fisher and Kings were more now-or-never aggresHorry couldn’t find their rhythm and sive. The Lakers waited for the Kobe convert wide-open three-point shots. Show. Adelman wouldn’t play along. The Lakers missed 16 of 19 threes. So did Bryant think his food was Adelman forced the supporting cast to sabotaged? “I don’t know, man,” he said. beat his team at Arco. This time they “But next time I want a cheeseburger, weren’t up to the challenge. Webber I’m going to McDonald’s.”

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Senior Sean Alley posed at home plate with his parents and head coach George Horton before Tuesday’s game while a photographer snapped pictures as Alley received a plaque. It was part of a pregame ceremony that recognized all seven seniors. In this, Alley’s possible final home game of his career, he was named a starter at second base replacing Jason Corapci for the night. Alley didn’t disappoint, delivering the game’s most important hit—the first of his career. It turned out to be the difference as the No. 17 Cal State Fullerton baseball team went on to beat the UCLA Bruins 114 in a non-conference game at Goodwin Field Tuesday night. “To be honest, I was swinging for the fences,” Alley said. Instead he managed a double to left but it scored fellow senior Chris Klosterman for the goahead run making the score 5-4, setting up the Bruins collapse in the fifth. Sophomore Shane Costa spanked a two-out double to right field to give the Titans an 8-4 cushion. His double came with the bases loaded and cleared the bases when senior Chris Stringfellow motored all the way from first base to score. Bruins pitcher Wade Clark fell to 0-3. Travis Ingle, 3-1, picked up the win for the Titans. With the victory, the Titans improved to a 36-17 overall record and have won six of their last seven games. They remain in second place in the Big West Conference, and need to win their

series with Long Beach State this weekend to clinch the secondplace finish. Senior Geoff Comfort went 1for-3 and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. But it was Alley who garnered all the attention. Alley suffered a busted upper lip in the first inning when a ball took a nasty hop as he dove to try and smother it before it left the infield. He remained on the infield dirt near second base as the trainer rushed to his side. But the cut wasn’t going to keep him from playing in this one. “I’m not coming out of this game,” Alley told the trainer who was attending to him. In the bottom of the ninth with two out, coach Horton pulled all his seniors for another ovation from the crowd. Alley ran off the field waving his cap toward the direction of his parents, especially since they were down from Washington and in the stands for the first time this year to see him play. “That made it extra special,” Alley said. Before the game all the seniors – including Jordan DeJong, Charlie Zahari, Klosterman, Geoff Comfort, Chris Stringfellow and David Munoz – lined up on the third base line as the seven took in a roaring ovation from the 1,374 in attendance. Given the rare opportunity to play after being a starter in the beginning of the season, Munoz responded going 2-for-3 with a run scored. “It felt good to be out there,” Munoz said, but admitted he was disappointed with his final season. “I was hoping for a big year. But God had it a different way.”

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