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Anaheim restaurant owner prepares meals for Katrina survivors By ISAAC FABELA Daily Titan Staff
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Christian O’Neal played defense while Alex Flores looked for open teammates during a game of wheelchair basketball held at the dormitories Friday. The event was held to inform students about Cerebral Palsy.
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Business fraternity wins national award Lambda Sigma beats 200 chapters across nation, ranks No. 1 By DANIELLE TORRICELLI Daily Titan Staff
While many people associate fraternities with beer and keg-stands, one business fraternity disproved that assumption when they were awarded highest honors at a nation-
al conference in August. Lambda Sigma, the Cal State Fullerton chapter of the coed professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, was awarded the 2004-2005 R. Nelson Mitchell Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award at the fraternityʼs annual Grand Chapter Congress. This was the first time that the Cal State Fullerton chapter received such recognition. “There was a lot of screaming,” said Patrick Bonfrisco, Lambda
Sigmaʼs 2004-2005 president, about the chapterʼs reaction to winning the award. “We were blown away.” The fraternityʼs senior vice-president, Jaclyn Tuason, did not go to the conference, but was told via text-messages that the chapter had won. “I was at work, so I couldnʼt scream,” said Tuason, last yearʼs vice-president of scholarship and awards. Delta Sigma Pi awards are given in stages. If a chapter wins
a regional award, they are eligible to win a provincial award - which encompasses a larger geographical area than a region. Provincial award-winners are then eligible for national awards. Delta Sigma Pi has over 200 chapters nationwide. Lambda Sigma was in a similar position last year, when they received a provincial award, but did not win nationally. “There were a lot of good chapters up [for the award],” Bonfrisco said.
Many of Fullertonʼs competitors were previous national winners. Nu Tau, the University of St. Thomas chapter in St. Paul, Minn., has won the award four times in the past nine years. “This year we were just hoping weʼd win,” Bonfrisco said. Tuason, a two-year Lambda Sigma member, noted Bonfriscoʼs leadership as a stimulus in winning nationally this year.
Katrina exodus could lead to redistricting in disaster areas
a few more people: congressional leaders from the Gulf Coast. With the regionʼs population displaced for an unknown period of time, itʼs an open question what the future may hold for the congressional representatives of these people. Currently, there arenʼt enough people in Louisianaʼs second congressional district to fulfill the quota needed for a seat in
Congress, but to deny representation to those who remain is unconstitutional, said Pam Fiber, a political science professor at Cal State Fullerton who specializes in constitutional law. There is no specific precedent in American law that addresses how to handle a situation like this, Fiber said. “Hundreds of thousands of my constituents have been uprooted
from their homes,” said Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) to a special session of Congress on Sept. 7. “More than 100,000 homes have been shuttered, and possibly thousands of lives have been lost to the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.” Jefferson represents the second district of Louisiana, which con-
Health Gulf states may lose House seats Center benefits Titans By COURTNEY BETH PUGATCH
Francisco Garcia remembers what it was like to hear a hurricane approaching from the Gulf of Mexico. He remembers the 150mph winds as Hurricane Carla hit the coast of Texas in 1961. He also remembers the people that came to help during the aftermath. With those memories still fresh in his mind, Garcia – who has been a Southern California resident for the past 40 years – woke up one morning last week and decided to travel thousands of miles to help hundreds of people heʼs never laid
eyes on. Garcia – who now owns La Casa Garcia, a Mexican restaurant with two locations in Orange County – used his local business connections and received numerous donations from those willing to help. Garcia organized a team of people and set forward towards Texas to cook meals for those who are left with little more than the clothes on their back. Garcia ended up in Corpus Christi, Texas, a town that is hosting approximately 500 displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. He and his team of 10 volunteers are aiming to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for the people who now call the temporary shelter in Corpus Christi home. “The people of Corpus Christi
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Low cost medical services, drugs can be found on campus By KAMILLA MARUFY Daily Titan Staff
Students usually have to wait a while until they are seen by a health professional, but not in Apolonao Dominguezʼs case. “I just waited 10 minutes for a vaccination,” said Dominguez, a civil engineering student who is satisfied with the Health Centerʼs services and recommends students take advantage of the services offered there. The basic health care offered in the Health Center at Cal State Fullerton covers nutrition and wellness counseling, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, reproductive health and lab work. Illnesses and injuries that require a specialist or hospitalization are not covered. The Health Center employs physicians, nurse practitioners, orthopedists, optometrists and triage nurses who provide services to students. “The Student Health and Counseling Center is supported by our studentsʼ general fees,” said Mary Hermann, director of HEALTH 2
In one of the largest forced migrations in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina may yet impact
Volunteer recruiting proves to be difficult Americorps satisfied with recruits despite falling short of quota By PHILIP FULLER Daily Titan Staff
The Orange County AmeriCorps Alliance – which is set-up to help pre-high school students and meet “critical community needs” – ended its membership recruitment drive this week. While the program had hoped to attract 102 new members, it fell short of its goal, gaining only 70 new members. The Orange County AmeriCorps Alliance is administered through the Center for Internships and Service-Learning. Jeannie Kim-Han, Cal State Fullertonʼs director of internships and service-learning, said that recruiting difficulties are not solely an AmeriCorps problem. This year, CSUF reached 50 percent of the membership required. Last year, they were able to meet 100 percent. However, Kim-Han doesnʼt doubt that the group could
recruit more volunteers. “Itʼs hard to get students to participate,” Kim-Han said. “People are interested. Itʼs just a matter of getting the word out and taking the time.” Kim-Han attributes the lack of interest to people not understanding what benefits exist through programs such as AmeriCorps and through organizations, which recruit at the beginning of the semester when students are overloaded. “I think the main benefits of AmeriCorps is that itʼs the domestic program of the Peace Corps, which has a level of prestige,” Kim-Han said. “Most importantly, they get personal gain and satisfaction with the amount of prestige.” The AmeriCorps recruitment process occurred throughout the summer and ended Sept. 9. The new members will be placed in various after school programs throughout Orange County and will volunteer 450 hours throughout the course of a year helping to tutor students in after-school programs, teaching AMERICORPS 3
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Third-year business major Augusto Landicho takes a look under the hood of his BMW in the College Park parking lot Tuesday.
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Sept. 15 to 30: The ASI office is accepting donations for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. Sept. 15: Beta Upsilon Delta is sponsoring “Hip-Hop Anonymous” a Hip-Hop show at the Pub in the TSU Underground starting at 7 p.m. Bring canned goods to avoid $2 cover charge. All proceeds go to Hurricane Katrina relief.
World Al-Qaida bombings kill at least 160 BAGHDAD, Iraq – More than a dozen highly coordinated bombings ripped through Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 160 people and wounding 570 in the capitalʼs bloodiest day since the end of major combat. Many of the victims were day laborers lured by a suicide attacker posing as an employer.
Sept. 15: The Department of Music at Cal State Fullerton presents Guitar master class with Eduardo Pascual, 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. For more information please call (714) 278-3371
Smugglers sneak weapons into Gaza
RAFAH, Gaza Strip – Palestinian gunrunners smuggled hundreds of assault rifles and pistols across the Egyptian frontier into Gaza, dealers and border officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The influx confirmed Israeli fears about giving up border control and could further destabilize Gaza.
U.S. refuses North Korean demand
BEIJING – North Korea insisted Wednesday it should get a nuclear reactor to generate electricity in exchange for abandoning atomic weapons development, but the main U.S. envoy at disarmament talks said Washington and its partners have no intention of meeting the demand.
Nation Roberts steps carefully at hearing WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts carefully picked his way through a second day of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as Republicans challenged Democrats to support his all-but-certain confirmation as the nationʼs 17th chief justice. Minority Democrats sounded unswayed. Sen. Charles Schumer told Roberts he was “cutting back a little on what you said yesterday,” referring to an earlier statement that the Constitution provides a right to privacy. The New York Democrat made his charge after Roberts declined to cite any examples of disagreement with the opinions of Justice Clarence Thomas on the subject. Thomas has written there is no general right to privacy, a right often viewed as the underpinning of a right to abortion.
Delta, Northwest file for bankruptcy Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp., hobbled by high fuel costs and heavy debt and pension obligations, filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors Wednesday, becoming the third and fourth major carriers to enter Chapter 11 since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Local Limousine death ruled an accident COSTA MESA – The death of an Irvine woman killed after falling out of a Hummer limousine last month on the San Diego Freeway was ruled an accident. Investigators said Tuesday that Jessica Rowe, a 25-year-old singer in a punk rock band, accidentally fell from an open window where she was seated on Aug. 10 as the limo traveled at 65 mph on Interstate 405. She was struck by at least a dozen cars. Morning commuter traffic was backed up for 20 miles during the death investigation. Reports compiled from The Associated Press
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Joseph Tostado, a sophomore theatre major, strums a guitar next to the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) booth in the Quad Wednesday. The university club set up a taco stand to raise funds for their club and for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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“How Pat took on [the position as president] and got everything going – it felt right that we got [the award] this past year,” she said. The students must be involved with the fraternity at a local and national level to be competitive in the fraternity, said Joni Norby, Lambda Sigmaʼs 2003-2004 faculty advisor and assistant dean of the College of Business and Economics. This includes having to help the campus and community. “This is quite an honor,” said Mark Stohs, the fraternityʼs current faculty advisor, via e-mail. “[Itʼs] similar to winning the College
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Health Education and Promotion at CSUF. The general fees cover the services provided in the Health and Counseling center. “The Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care,” Hermann said. The association is a non-profit organization that develops standards to improve and promote patient safety through education and research. “As a campus, weʼre fortunate to be located across the street from the Southern California College of Optometry, which provides various services to students, faculty and staff,” said Paula Selleck, news
machines. So, if you ever need a break from class or just love to spend all your spare change on addicting coineating machines, then just take the steps down to the Undergroundʼs arcade room. Who knows? You just might do well as a pilot, a warrior, a cop, a beat junkie, a racecar driver or as Ryu. Games featured include: Tekken 4, Mortal Kombat 4, Police Trainer, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, Sports Station – which includes NFL Blitz 2000 and Showtime NBA on NBC – Vortek
V3, 3rd Strike Street Fighter, Soul Caliber II, Neo-Geo – which includes Bust-A-Move, Samurai ShoDown III, The Super Spy and Metal Slug – Time Crisis 3, Silent Scope EX, Strikers 1945, Guilty Gear XX, SVC Chaos, Puzzle Fighter II, 2005 Golden Tee Fore, X-men versus Street Fighter, Trophy Hunting Bear and Moose, Capcom versus SNK Millennium Fight 2000, Beatmania Club Mix, Virtual On, Rush the Rock Alcatraz Escape, Cruisʼn USA, South Park and Star Trek Next Generation.
World Series.” Chapter members need to fulfill many requirements and goals geared towards building professional business acumen in order to qualify for awards. Fraternity members must host activities that will help their members in the professional world. These activities include: community service events, hosting fundraisers and social events, resumebuilding workshops and providing guest-speakers who are professionals in the business community. “At a national level, [the chapter] has to do so many events in a semester to stay active. You have one year to do it,” Tuason said. Lambda Sigmaʼs 52 members did all of those activities in one
semester. The Fullerton chapter also received Honor Roll, an award given to chapters that go above and beyond the basic expectations that are required of them. Previous chapters have received honorable mention in this category, but none have ever won this distinction, Bonfrisco said. Bonfrisco graduated from Cal State Fullerton in May 2005, but plans to stay involved with Delta Sigma Pi. He is working in inventory control at a jewelry store and is also a district director at Xi Pi, Delta Sigma Piʼs University of Redlands chapter. “I do believe that itʼs not four years – itʼs for life,” Bonfrisco said.
director for public affairs. Students can set up Friday appointments with an optometrist at the Health Center. The optometrist will perform complete eye exams, as well as diagnose and treat ocular problems. Students can also receive a discount on lenses and frames, Hermann said. “They offered a good deal on a meningitis vaccine, which is normally $90, for free,” said Jazmine Corona, a business student. She also said freshman students living in dormitories get the vaccinations for free. Office visits, physical therapy, radiology, electrocardiograms, immunizations, lung tests, podiatry and orthopedics are free with a Titan Health Card. Health Cards are available for students at the Health and Counseling Center for $25 and at
Extended Education for $50. “Without a dental college on or near campus, dental services are not provided here, yet various dental insurance plans are available,” Selleck said. Associated Students, Inc. offers dental, supplemental health and optical insurance to students and their dependants, Selleck said. The insurance plan will provide additional coverage for services that are not offered at the Health Center. Before seeing a specialist, students must get an approval from the Health Center, according to the Health Centerʼs Web site. The universityʼs pharmacy will open on Oct. 3, and prescriptions that are written by Health Center providers can be filled there, Hermann said.
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Sept. 15: ASI will be hosting a support group on how to maintain healthy relationships with loved ones. Deadline to sign up for the event is Sept. 15. For more information, call (714) 278-3040 Sept. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Smith will be playing at the Titan Theater at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Admission is free. Sept. 15: Oslo will be performing in the Titan Pub from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Sept. 15: Free bowling in the TSU Undertround from 3–7 p.m. Only pay for shoe rental. Sept. 16: CSUF will be hosting the 22nd annual Fall Celebration and Concert Under the Stars. For more information, call (714) 2785839 Sept. 17: Families are invited to Bowling Family Night at the alley in Titan Student Union Underground from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 16-17: “Death” by Woody Allen is playing at the Stages Theatre on 400 E. Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton. For times and ticket prices please call (714) 5254484. Sept. 17-18: Tryouts for the CSUF bowling team will be held. For times, students may call (714) 278-2144. Now through Sept. 18: William Shakespeareʼs “Much Ado About Nothing” is playing at the Vanguard Theatre Ensemble. For tickets, location and time please call (714) 526-8007. Contraceptives and medications that are available over-the-counter can be purchased at the pharmacy without a prescription, Hermann said. Pharmacy items are priced less than other pharmacies off campus. Savon Drugs Store on State College Boulevard in Fullerton sells ibuprofen for $4.49, said employee Jackie Santos. However, students can purchase ibuprofen for about 70 cents at the universityʼs pharmacy. Additionally, flu vaccines will be available in October, Hermann said. “Last year we had a shortage and could not provide everyone with the vaccine,” Hermann said. “This year they are hoping to accommodate everyone.”
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have been so helpful,” Garcia said. “They have been very appreciative and are giving us the red-carpet treatment.” While the elder Garcia is away helping the needy, the rest of the family has been left with the task of keeping the restaurants up and running. “We are used to this type of stuff,” said his daughter Cindy, 26, who is tending to the business in his absence. “Itʼs no stress at all. He gets these ideas and all of the sudden he is gone and we have to run things while he is gone.” Garciaʼs giving nature is not limited to natural disasters. Heʼs involved in the Toys for Tots Program and feeds the homeless every Christmas. His recent actions are in synch with his generosity. In 1996, former President George Bush and the Points of Light Foundation awarded him the Presidentʼs Service Award for his various community services. “Heʼs always been willing to help people in need,” said Veronica Curieo, 26, another one of Garciaʼs daughters who is also helping to run things while he is gone. “While he is over there helping out, we donʼt mind holding down the fort. Itʼs the least we can do to help while he is over there.” Francisco and his team plan to be in Corpus Christi for at least three to four weeks. They are operating with a donated kitchen truck and donations from local businessmen. With those resources in hand, Garcia is more than happy to help. “We need to all do what we can,” Garcia said. “Iʼm just over here trying to represent the people of California in a good way. I want to let them know that we care.” Although Southern California isnʼt prone to hurricanes, the region is no stranger to earthquakes – another type of natural disaster that has forced California to rely on help from all across the country in the past. “We need to do this for the people over here,” Garcia said. “If itʼs for them today itʼll be for us tomorrow.”
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Pledge of Allegiance threatened Atheist wins case, may bring issue to Supreme Court again The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO – When the Supreme Court tossed out Michael Newdowʼs challenge to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, he vowed to keep fighting. With little delay, Newdow filed an identical case, and on Wednesday, the Sacramento atheist won a major battle in his quest to force the high court to take up the issue again. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional, say-
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them the importance of physical fitness and doing character building exercises. Each new member will help guide 20 children throughout the year, with the exception of the character education specialists, who will receive a larger group. “This program is a relatively new program,” said Kelly Teramoto, assistant program coordinator for the Orange County AmeriCorps
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sists of New Orleans and two smaller parishes. However, with the majority of his constituency currently displaced, questions have been raised regarding the constitutionality of his representation. “One person in the House of Representatives accounts for approximately 600,000 people,” said Phillip Gianos, chair of
ing the pledgeʼs reference to one nation “under God” violates school childrenʼs right to be “free from a coercive requirement to affirm God.” “Imagine every morning if the teachers had the children stand up, place their hands over their hearts, and say, ʻWe are one nation that denies God exists,ʼ” Newdow said. “I think that everybody would not be sitting here saying, “Oh, what harm is that. Theyʼd be furious. And thatʼs exactly what goes on against atheists. And it shouldnʼt.” Last year, the Supreme Court dismissed Newdowʼs case, saying Newdow lacked standing because he did not have custody of his elementary school daughter he sued on behalf of. Newdow, an attorney and a medical doctor, filed an identical case on behalf of three unidentified
parents and their children. Karlton said those families have the right to sue. Newdow hopes that will make it more likely the merits of his case will be addressed by the high court. Karlton said he was bound by precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2002 ruled in favor of Newdow that the pledge is unconstitutional when recited in public schools. Karlton, ruling in Sacramento, said he would sign a restraining order preventing the recitation of the pledge at the Elk Grove Unified, Rio Linda and Elverta Joint Elementary school districts in Sacramento County, where the plaintiffsʼ children attend. The order would not extend beyond those districts unless it is affirmed by the 9th Circuit, in which case it could apply to nine western
states, or the Supreme Court, which would apply nationwide. The decision sets up another showdown over the pledge in schools, at a time when the makeup of the Supreme Court is in flux. Wednesdayʼs ruling came as Supreme Court nominee John Roberts faced day three of his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He would succeed the late William H. Rehnquist as chief justice. In July, Sandra Day OʼConnor announced her plans to retire when a successor is confirmed. The Becket Fund, a religious rights group that is a party to the case, said it would immediately appeal the case to the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If the court does not change its precedent, the group would go to the Supreme Court.
“Itʼs a way to get this issue to the Supreme Court for a final decision to be made,” said fund attorney Jared Leland. The decisions by Karlton and the 9th Circuit conflict with an August opinion by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. That court upheld a Virginia law requiring public schools lead daily Pledge of Allegiance recitation, which is similar to the requirement in California. A three-judge panel of that circuit ruled that the pledge is a patriotic exercise, not a religious affirmation similar to a prayer. “Undoubtedly, the pledge contains a religious phrase, and it is demeaning to persons of any faith to assert that the words ʻunder Godʼ contain no religious significance,” Judge Karen Williams wrote for the 4th Circuit.
Alliance. “Itʼs only been running about three years … itʼs a good program, not only because you get a really in-depth experience, but you get an educational stipend after completing your 450 hours.” Members receive an educational stipend of $1,250, which can be used to pay tuition or to repay student loans. “This program is really different from most after-school … programs, because it allows the members to work with one group of kids throughout the year,” Teramoto said.
Ruth Hallows, a former AmeriCorps member, describes the bond formed with the children over the year of service as the most rewarding part of her work. “They werenʼt all well-behaved, but they were all awesome kids,” she said. “After a year working with the kids, you start to feel like theyʼre your own.” Hallows had happened upon the AmeriCorps Alliance by accident. She was shopping for groceries, when she found a flyer and decided to sign up. She wanted to work with chil-
dren, but was first placed in an adult education center. There she helped adults learn to read and to fill out job applications. “It made me realize how truly blessed I am. I had a high school diploma at 18 rather than 73. It makes you realize that education is still important, even if you have gray hair.” Before long, she was transferred and began working with junior high school students. “One of my favorite things was the light in their eyes when suddenly they understood,” Hallows said.
She said she was impressed by the number of new members attracted to the program at CSUF. “In my program they had hoped for 40 new members and they only got nine,” Hallows said. “You donʼt have to have a particular background to do this,” Teramoto said. “You donʼt need to be a liberal study or a psychology major or anything like that. All you have to do is want to get involved.” Courtney Bacalso, assistant news editor, contributed to this story.
the Cal State Fullerton Political Science Department. “With there being fewer people in his district, there might be redistricting within the state because it not only affects Washington, D.C., but also the state legislature as well.” The 2000 census reported that New Orleansʼ population was 500,000 people, a number that could, more than likely, be higher with the current migration patterns of citizens within the United States. With nearly 80 percent of his district either missing, relo-
cated or still trapped under water, Jefferson and his staff are positive that there will be no repercussions because of Katrina. “The congressman is still representing his district, whether or not the people are in the city or in other parts of the country right now,” said Melanie Roussell, communications director for Jeffersonʼs Washington, D.C. office. “Weʼre aware there is an election coming up in 2006, however, we have faith that the people of New Orleans and the
surrounding parishes will keep their residency, and vote through absentee ballot. We donʼt have a defeatist attitude, and we have faith that our people will return to our district once theyʼre allowed to do so by the government.” Congressman Jeffersonʼs constituents are currently seeking refuge in other cities throughout the region and nation. With the amount of disease and toxicity in New Orleans, it is uncertain just how soon these people might return to their homes
once the water is pumped back into Lake Pontchartrain. “It is possible that many of those people could take up jobs and residency in those [new] locations,” said Genelle Belmas, a communications professor at CSUF who specializes in constitutional law. “Many have said theyʼre not returning to their homes and some donʼt have anything to return home to. This could lead to Texas gaining another seat in Congress and Louisiana losing one. We just donʼt know yet.”
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Technology tames textbook costs Cal State Fullerton Titans are nearing the fifth week of the fall semester, but many students still havenʼt purchased required textbooks. After all, the costs – with bonus features, CDs and “new” editions unused by virtually all students and professors – steadily increase every year. As of right now, according to the Government Accountability Office, American students in four-year, public colleges pay about $900 per year for books and other materials. And as most have already recognized, big businesses will continue to rob us of whatever money we make between classes and extracurricular activities. So knowing all this, why do so many students stupidly wait until the last moment to get their required readings? Instead of complaining about high costs, evil publishing companies and long lines at Titan Shops or Little Professor Book Center, the Daily Titan suggests taking some initiative. Book listings for CSUF classes are available on the schoolʼs Web site, so take advantage of living in a society obsessed with technology. By taking some time to compare prices at Titan Shops – which also has a Web site – and online specialty stores like Amazon, Abebooks or Half, students can easily save money. In addition, the Daily Titan reported in its back to school issue about SwitchTextbooks. com, a new, ingenious site created to cater to broke college students. With a small, annual fee of
about $20, students switch textbooks and acquire points based on books sent and received. Even our own university has begun taking more steps to curb the problem of rising textbook costs. Titan Shops just started a program – already used around the Midwest – allowing CSUF students to rent specific textbooks and save up to 30 percent. Of course, the program is still very limited; currently, the only courses in its program are Chemistry 100 and Marketing 351. But the bookstore is thinking of expanding aid. Some critics argue about identity theft. Obviously, there never is any definite security – even with safeguards by sites such as Amazon. But online shopping is rising with good reason. If students choose to be smart and safe consumers, by only going on credible sites and changing passwords every month, any fear is rather unwarranted. It looks as though everyone is contributing to the solution, even professors who opt to use more handouts, older editions of hardbacks, or paperbacks, which are easier to sell. Everything in Calif. is getting more expensive nowadays, with gas about $3 a gallon and even movie tickets costing a pretty penny. But for every problem, there lies a solution – and the cost of textbooks is a non-issue considering all the choices we have to save money. Lazy students, however, are a different story.
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Parking structure pressures Titans By LISAJOYCE VERGARA Daily Titan Staff
Every morning, most Cal State Fullerton students get into their cars to head out to campus and prepare themselves for the start of another day. But what happens when their day gets ruined because they canʼt find parking? As a commuter, I hate having this problem, and I know most students feel my pain. Iʼve done the whole in-car-parking-lot stalking – where you follow students to their cars so you can get their space. On the opposite end, I feel uneasy when Iʼm being stalked for parking. Most times when I go to my car, I feel rushed to leave right away. Also, when I just need to get something out of my car and have to say no to people who have asked me if Iʼm leaving, they roll their eyes and drive off like I wasted their time. Most students face on-campus parking pressures on a daily basis. A lot of interesting facts were pointed out in several issues of the Daily Titan, such as the statistics of last springʼs parking consumers. According to a Daily Titan news article published Aug. 22, 20,595 students bought parking permits.
Strangely enough, only 7,484 lots were available. Correct me if Iʼm wrong, but if we paid $144 for permits last spring and also this semester, why arenʼt there a lot of lots available to us? Itʼs good to know that about 1,500 new parking spaces are currently being built for our convenience, but what about right now? Itʼs giving students more parking dilemmas. For now, all us students can do is wait and find ways to better the parking situation. The carpool permit is a good idea since itʼs a free service; all that is required is for one of the students to have a valid CSUF permit to park in, what I call, the VIP space. After all, itʼs the closest parking to the main campus. Also advertised in the semesterʼs first two issues of the Daily Titan was a guide to CSUF parking. This was a helpful tool for students, suggesting where to find out about permit fees and even how to contest a ticket. My favorite part was a brief Qand-A about where to find parking after 9 a.m.; the answer was to park far away in Lots A & G. Yes, itʼs far. But itʼs also parking.
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Boys gymnastics lost in space shift Rec Sports youth team cancelled in CSUF compromise
gym in an area that blocked the bleachers from being pulled out for basketball games, university officials said. It now stands in the wrestling gym, with the exception of the uneven parallel bars By MARIE O’NEIL and the rings. Daily Titan Staff This is because the ceiling in The Cal State Fullerton boys the wrestling gym is too low for competitive youth gymnas- the gymnasts to practice on these tics program was canceled last pieces of equipment, Skene said. Titan Student Union month because the menʼs basketball team needed the bleachers to Administration Director Kurt be accessible for the upcoming Borsting said that because this season, university officals said equipment was not going to be available in the “new space,” Tuesday. The 19 boys on the gymnas- ASI and Rec. Sports regretfully had to cancel tics team, which the boysʼ gymwas ranked the I personally feel nastics practice No. 1 levelin the gyms eight team in bad for the boys ... completely. Orange County but our first “We really and third-best in priority has to be regret that this Calif., had their with our students. has affected the last practice boysʼ competiAug. 20, eight Brian Quinn tive [gymnasdays before the Fullerton Athletic Director tics] program,” cancellation. Borsting said. Kevin Skene, “We also regret the boysʼ team coach, said that for all of the that there wasnʼt earlier notice to boys to be “kicked out” was the families that this affected.” He said the good news was upsetting and that they were not that ASI was still offering youth given any real notice. “We were operating on hear- programs, serving kids throughsay that our program was in out North Orange County. Fullerton Athletic Director jeopardy,” he said. Skene also said that he thought Brian Quinn stated that no one “initially [Recreation Sports and wanted to displace anyone, but Associated Students Inc.] werenʼt that if they had to keep movaware that the boysʼ team would ing the gymnastics equipment, it would cost the school thousands be affected so severely.” Skene said he gave the uni- of dollars a year. “Itʼs a huge job that didnʼt versity sufficient warning on his make an ounce of sense,” Quinn part. “I sent letters saying that this said. “All we wanted to do was move would hurt us,” Skene get those bleachers back.” Quinn said he expects CSUF said. “This was just a space move that we were caught in the basketball to draw larger crowds this coming season. middle of.” “I personally feel bad for the The boys and girls gymnastics equipment, which is shared by boys … but our first priority has the Fullerton womenʼs gymnas- to be with our students,” Quinn tics team, used to be in the Titan said.
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Titans warm up for Sundodger Invitational
Seattle race will test endurance, teamwork of Fullerton runners By STEPHANIE PARK Daily Titan Staff
The Cal State Fullerton menʼs and womenʼs cross country teams are traveling to Seattle, Wash. this Friday for the Sept. 17 Sundodger Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington. “We have nine women traveling and seven men. Itʼs the top nine finishers from the season opener,” Head Coach John Elders said. The Saturday morning race will be the first trip of the season for the team. “Iʼm excited because Iʼve never actually been to Seattle,” Titan senior Toni Gamboa said. “I think weʼre going to do really good. Alot of the girls are working harder now at practice.” Budget constraints caused Elders to limit his roster for the two-day trip. “After this weekend, the remaining regular season meets will be open to people to step up,”
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Goalkeeper/Defensive Player of the Week by the league office. Winters has already posted three shutouts this season, her last coming against Auburn, which resulted in a tie score. New Mexico has allowed one goal this season, in a loss to the University of Alabama. The Lobos will be without the home-field advantage for the first time this season. By playing their first three weekend series at home, the Lobos are off to their best start since 1997 when they started the season with a 4-1 record. They are also out-shooting opponents 89 to 50. This season, Kristine Sweat leads their offensive attack with two goals and 19 shots on goal. The Titans will face the Utes for the first time on Sunday. The Utes are undefeated this season, and
Elders said. The team is well into their regular practice schedule, practicing Monday through Thursday mornings, taking Friday off to rest and either racing or practicing on Saturday mornings, Elders said. One of this weekʼs practices included a tempo run. “Itʼs a 20-minute run we do at a comfortably hard pace, take a short break, and then [alternating between sprinting and jogging],” sophomore Jon George said. Despite the change in the length of the womenʼs race from 5K to 6K, Elders does not plan to change their racing strategy. “[The women] donʼt approach the race any more differently. If they donʼt think about it they wonʼt even notice,” Elders said. Race strategies generally involve more mental techniques than physical ones, Elders said. “We practice staying in the moment and focusing on running the best little sections of the race,” Elders said. “What a runner can do, is at the mile marker start thinking ʻOh I have 2.6 miles to goʼ and that could make you lose your focus and your pace.” When the team arrives in Seattle
just recently made the NSCAA/ Adidas poll coming in ranked at No. 25. In a media release by the Utah athletics department, Head Coach Rich Manning said, “In Arizona and Cal State Fullerton, we are facing two excellent teams that are very similar. Cal State Fullerton is a quality team every year. Their goalkeeper (Karen Bardsley) plays for the English national team. And, they also have some outstanding attacking players.” This year, the Utes are topping opponents with both their offense and their defense. They score the second most points per game in the Mountain West Conference (2.33,) and are tied for second with four shutouts on the season. During their winning streak, the Titans proved they can score. Since losing their season-opener to San Diego State University, the Titans responded by defeat-
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The Fullerton men’s cross country team, lead by seniors Damien Nieves (front) and Jordan Horn (middle) start their practice run around the Fullerton Arboretum, Wednesday morning. Friday morning, the team will review the course and develop an attack plan for the race, Elders said. “Weʼre going to do great,” said senior Maria Blazquez, who garnered co-Big West Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors for her fifth place finish in the season opener at Craig Regional Park.
“Iʼve heard itʼs a fast course,” she said. The speed of the course was on Eldersʼ mind as well. “This is supposedly a really fast course so we need to be careful not to go out too fast,” Elders said. “We want to look at the course and find some key spots where we can move up.”
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Ali Khosroshahin, head coach of women’s soccer, prepares his team from the sidelines of Titan Stadium during Wednesday’s practice. ing San Jose State, Auburn, South Carolina and Gonzaga, outscoring those teams 11-4.
Zimmerman said. “[San Jose] relies heavily on their outside hitters.” On Saturday, the Titans will host a doubleheader against Southern Methodist University and Loyola Marymount University at Titan Gym. SMU (5-5) comes into the weekend on the heels of a victory over University of Tulsa, but has lost four of their last five games But Saturdayʼs night game may not be much fun for the Titans, with 6-1 LMU coming to Titan Gym in the nightcap. The Lions are coming off a sweep of San Diego State at home, and are looking to improve on their 2-1 road record. “We recognized what went wrong in our last tournament,” Fullertonʻs Alyssa Opeka said. “Playing Loyola will be good for us. We want to play the better teams. Itʼs good competition and will help us get better.”
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Shelterfrom the storm
Interval House offers more than just a safe haven for the abused. By AARON BONK Daily Titan Staff
A police officer escorts a woman inside an ordinary house on an ordinary street. Her children, clothes and bare essentials are all that she brings. She enters, speaking little English, she is without a job and has few possessions. Once inside, she sticks a thumbtack alongside dozens of others on a large map plastered across a wall in the living room. Each thumbtack represents the ethnically diverse array of domestic violence victims that pass through the halls of the Interval House Crisis Shelter. Founded in 1979, the Interval House Crisis Shelters and Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence reach out to women and children throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. The agencyʼs offices are located in Long Beach and operate five undisclosed residential shelters nearby. “We not only ensure the safety for those who have been battered or abused, we are also here to create public awareness of domestic violence,” said Janine Limas Interval House community education and hotline director. The Interval House program is the largest of its kind and the only one in the nation with the ability to “reach out” in more than 40 different languages. The program boasts hundreds of 24-hour crisis hotline workers and advocates who are prepared to assist domestic violence victims in languages ranging from Algerian to Urdu. Asian program director Mary Ann Lam Bui, says the ability to reach individuals on their own cultural and ethnic levels helps reduce the domestic violence “taboo” that exists within many ethnic communities. Like 95 percent of the Interval House staff, Bui is a former domestic violence victim. After nearly being killed by her husband, she sought refuge at the Interval House. “I felt born-again,” Bui recalled of her Interval House experience nearly 20 years ago. Today, Bui serves as a role model for Asian women in the community, heading up a variety of programs within the agency and receiving numerous awards over her 18 years of service. “When I sought help, nobody spoke my language,” Bui said. “We now offer help in 26 Asian languages. Nobody else offers this.” Unlike other emergency womenʼs shelters, the Interval House happily
accepts teenagers and victimsʼ children. One location houses nearly 46 victims, 75 percent of which are often children. Staffers are especially proud that theyʼve never had to separate a mother and child. “We work on the family as a whole,” Limas said. “A lot of these kids havenʼt had any structure.” Limas said the children are enrolled in local schools right away. Those that arenʼt of school age participate in the daily “cocoon time” – a playtime featuring “art therapy” and games. “The children know its safe here and their last weekʼs often the hardest,” Limas said. “One child cried to their mother, ʻI want to go home.ʼ They meant here.” Stays at the Interval House range between 30-45 days and offer more than just a temporary escape from violence. The Interval House provides stability and restructuring, said Limas. Residents are awoken at 6:30 a.m. by the house manager and are “kept busy all day long.” Some residents attend court hearings and deal with legal issues as well as participate in counseling and group meetings. Responsibilities range from cooking and cleaning to laundry duty. Cooking is an especially unique experience at the Interval House; one in which residents are able to share some of their ethnically diverse flavors with others in the house. Victims meet for counseling sessions and “one-on-ones” with case managers for job and home-search assistance. The center also has an on-site legal team to assist women with criminal, civil and child custody matters. “Legally, these women are aloud to take time off from work, but we often have to call their bosses to clarify this,” said Interval House attorney, Jayshree Patel. Services that the Interval House doesnʼt provide are often offered, pro bono, by members of the community. A staff doctor is even on call, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As government grants become harder to come by, the Interval House has adapted in an unconventional manner. Staffers developed a used cell phone collection program as an alternative revenue generating source. Phones are collected, mostly by word-of-mouth, from schools, churches and communities, and then recycled. “The government grants are restrictive. With this money, there are no reports so we can do anything we want with it,” said Limas, who heads up the organizationʼs cell phone project. “Your waste can be money to help us.” The fledgling cell phone collection program has recently begun and staffers expect it to help significantly. “Just one here or there will help,” Limas said. Working phones are often kept, preprogrammed with emergency response numbers and given to victims. “Batterers will often rip phones out of the wall, leaving the victim helpless,” said Lidia Carlton, a former rape crisis hotline worker and master of public health. “The cell phones give them one more resource for help.” “Weʼre not just about helping victims. We also want to educate the community regarding the dynamics of domestic violence,” Limas said. According to the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults against Women Web site, more than 22 percent of women are physically assaulted each year. The Interval House headquarters can be reached at 562-594-9492.
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Men optimistic for win on road
Injury-riddled Titans pack up 0-2-1 record, head for Nike Classic By HENRY TRUC Daily Titan Copy Editor
The Cal State Fullerton menʼs soccer team is going on a road trip this weekend. Destination: Pennsylvania State University. Goal: to get itʼs first win of the
season. The Titans left for the Penn State Nike Classic on Wednesday for their first road game of the season. “We had [Monday] off, so [Tuesdayʼs] practice was very demanding,” said Head Coach Al Mistri of the teamʼs only practice before leaving for Penn State. After their struggling offense finally showed a spark against San Jose State University, the team is now looking to carry that momentum playing in the game against
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Senior forward Jose Barragan (left) and a Titan teammate jump up with Santa Clara forward Kelechi Igwe for a header in a game earlier in the season at Titan stadium. Fullertonhas its first road trip this weekend.
Ohio State University on Friday and then Penn State on Sunday. “The main thing we want to do against Ohio State is contain their strikers,” Mistri said. “Weʼre going to try different things and see what works.” One of those strikers is Buckeyeʼs sophomore scoring-machine Xavier Balc, who was announced as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring three goals in a match against Coastal Carolina. On the defensive end, the Buckeyes have a standout at goalkeeper, senior Ray Burse Jr., who was announced as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. The Titans might have to play a near-perfect game if they want to claim their first win of the season at Ohio Stateʼs expense. Aside from the vital players already on the disabled list, Fullerton will also have to go without the services of junior midfielder Aaron Craggs, who is ineligible because of the red card he received in the match against San Jose State University last weekend. “Weʼre not approaching the game with all the weapons weʼd like to have,” Mistri said. “But the team has high spirits. Morale is high.” Thatʼs a good thing, because the Titans will have to play the Nittany Lions of PSU in the second game of their road trip. Both teams have numerous injuries preventing them from playing at their desired levels. “We havenʼt been able to get our starting 11 on the field that we want due to injuries,” PSU Head Coach Barry Gorman said. “Weʼll have a better a chance to see how [Cal State Fullerton] plays after their game against Ohio State, Friday.” Fullerton shouldnʼt expect an easy game from the Lions though - at the start of the season they were ranked in the Top 25 of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Pre-season Poll. The last time Mistriʼs men met these two teams was when they hosted them in the 2003 Soccer Town Classic. Ohio State fell to the Titans, 1-0; Penn State didnʼt fare any better, losing 2-0.
Fullerton looking to rebound Women hope their
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Athletes on the Fullerton volleyball team practice a setting drill in the Titan Gym, Wednesday, in preparation for their Friday match.
Titans set for battle Rested team looks to improve its 6-4 record playing SJSU
But getting comfortable playing and coming together as a team required some home cooking. Playing four games in two days on the road has proven to be tough for the Titan players. By BELAL SIMJEE Playing the Spartans wonʼt be an Daily Titan Staff easy task for the Titans. The Spartans have the abilHustle and practice can get you far. But so can rest and ity to comeback, as they disrelaxation. The womenʼs vol- played in their most recent vicleyball team comes back to kick tory against the University of off their home stand against San Portland Pilots. Jose State University, Friday “We had good numbers for night at Titan the match, but Gym. nothing was We weren’t able to The Titans, working for get comfortable who came us,” Spartans back from the Head Coach as a team. We are Portland State Craig Choate a continual work University said in a post in progress. To u r n a m e n t game interview with a record on the schoolʼs Carolyn Zimmerman of 2-2 in tourathletics web Fullerton Volleyball Coach nament play site. “We dug and an overall ourselves out of record of 6a huge hole.” 4, find themselves well rested SJSU (5-3) is coming off a going into Fridayʼs match with second-place finish at the Best SJSU. Western Royal Oak Tournament Rest that could not have come in San Luis Obispo. at a more opportune time. A combination of offensive “This week, itʼs about prep- attacks and the ability to come aration and rest,” Titans Head from behind makes San Jose a Coach Carolyn Zimmerman formidable opponent. said. “We werenʼt able to get “Theyʼre always tough,” comfortable as a team. We are a continual work in progress.” VOLLEYBALL 6
By JUAN ACEVES Daily Titan Staff
The Cal State Fullerton Titans look to quickly revert back to their winning ways after a 1-0 loss to Santa Clara last Sunday, but will face a tough challenge in doing so. Two, actually. Before the Titans can look ahead to the University of Utah (6-0) on Sunday at the Four Points University Plaza Arizona Classic, they first must get by the University of New Mexico. The Lobos have a record of 2-12 and are led by senior goalkeeper Kristen Winters, who was named the Mountain West Conference SOCCER 6
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Sophomore midfielder Marisol Linsteadt works on her ball control during a Wednesday practice at Titan Stadium before she and her teammates head to Tuscon, AZ.