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Coming out, being proud By ASHLEY MAJESKI
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Alex Faris remembers it well. After coming out to his parents, his father rejected him for a while and his mother blamed herself, becoming what Faris calls “ultraCatholic” to try to get her son to change. He grew up in Oklahoma, where admitting he was gay was extremely hard to do. Faris was just one of many members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Alliance that told his coming-out story at an event Thursday that celebrated National Coming Out Day. The day is recognized around the country on Oct. 11 but was celebrated early at Cal State Fullerton due to facility availability. It has been celebrated on campus since 1999. The day is meant to encourage people who are gay, lesbian or bisexual to acknowledge their sexuality. “When we do it in this setting, it keeps it healthy,” Faris said. “When they come out here, itʼs a step toward getting out of their own personal closet.” The ceremony started with a welcome speech from Dean of Students Kandy Mink, who told the audience of around 50 people to “be proud of who you are” and that the university supports them. The nightʼs keynote speaker, alumna and former LGBA member Rhianne Bergado talked about her
own coming out and performed a few spoken word pieces. “When I was coming out, I was trying very hard to be everything everyone wanted me to be,” said Bergado, who encouraged audience members to keep their identities in tact. Bergadoʼs performance was followed by the Coming Out Ceremony, in which audience members go on stage to talk about their journey toward acknowledging their sexuality. They then break a glow stick to symbolize their breaking out of the closet. Many had similar stories of not being accepted by parents and friends or of having to struggle to accept themselves as a gay person. “It helps us understand what others are going through,” said Monique Leinow, LGBA secretary. “It personalizes it.” Natasha Negrete, the LGBA president, feels events like this are vital to the organization. ”Iʼve always looked at this event as sort of a safe zone,” said Negrete, who acted as the master of ceremonies for the evening. “Itʼs a day to recognize and bring awareness.” After breaking the glow sticks, members walked underneath a rainbow-colored balloon arch and stood on the dance floor below. “Itʼs lonely right now, but in the end, no oneʼs alone,” Negrete told the people as they stood on the dance floor. “In the end, weʼre all going to be out there with you.” Faris explained that it is much easier to come out in a setting PROUD 4
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LGBA leaders Alex Faris and Natasha Negrette explain ceremony proceedings during the clubs Coming Out event.
Celebration canceled Taiwan Awarness Week called off due to lack of funding By CHISATO KANEGAE Daily Titan Staff
A lack of resources forced the Taiwanese Student Association to cancel Taiwan Awareness Week, which was scheduled for this
week. “Due to the lack of budget and short preparation period, [the Taiwanese Student Association] decided not to hold the event,” Kelly Wang, president of the association, said. No further information about the clubʼs budget and fundraising efforts was given. The club intended for the week to be a celebration of Taiwanese
independence, as well as a way to spread more knowledge about Taiwanese culture. “The events are non-profitable and free for all CSUF students in order to effectively [promote] Taiwanese Culture to American Society,” Wang said in a prepared statement. Had it been successful, the TAIWAN 4
Model of success Cancer suvivors take to catwalk for St. Jude Medical Center benefit
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The lights dimmed, the music blared and anxious audience members stared at the runway in anticipation. Adorned in the most chic fall fashions, she walked down the elevated T-shaped stage with a confidence that screamed “take my photo.” And though her enthusiasm and selfassurance inspired the audience to cheer with glee, there was an underlying story – Monica Martinez-Lagda, 38, was participating in a fashion show to help raise funds for cancer, which she has battled for five years. Many men and women like MartinezLagda, participated in St. Jude Medical Centerʼs 16th annual A Walk Among Stars, yesterday at the Anaheim Marriott in hopes of contributing to the center that works each day to help restore their lives. Sharon Nelson, co-chairwoman of the 2005 planning committee, said this event serves as a way to recognize and celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and raise money for St. Judeʼs Virginia K. Crosson Cancer Center. The center – which specializes in cancer NICOLE M. SMITH/Daily Titan Executive Editor detection, diagnosis and treatment – proMonica Martinez-Ladga receives the finishing touches on her makeup before walking vides information and support groups for the runway at St. Jude’s 16th annual “A Walk Among the Stars” event Sunday. Funds people battling various forms of cancer. raised from the event will go to the Virginia K. Crosson Cancer Center, which specializes Martinez-Lagda, who discovered that she in cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. had breast cancer after a self-examination,
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said that the centerʼs library helped educate her about the disease. “I was only 33. I never thought I would die,” she said. “I just wanted to know as much as possible about the disease so that I could get better.” Martinez-Lagda, whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer a year before her, said that she knew she was at high risk because of her family history but never thought that she would get the disease. Doctors said her breast cancer was in its second stage. Martinez-Lagda said that though the breast may identify femininity, she knew she had to do something to prevent the cancer from getting worse. She had to have a mastectomy. “It was either my breast or my life,” Martinez-Lagda said. “I quickly learned to identify my beauty in other ways.” Marie Crosson, a committee member and benefactor of the center, said this event is a way for others to meet the people who receive from the centerʼs services. “The uniqueness of this event is that it puts a face on what the hospital is trying to accomplish,” Crossen said. “People donʼt want to support a building or a machine. They want to support a person.” Judy McAlister, the communications manager of the St. Jude Memorial Foundation, said A Walk Among the Stars uses the stories of the cancer survivors to make people aware of the services provided by the center. “These models are wonderful testimonies to the care, comfort and compassion that the [centerʼs] physicians and nurses provide,”
Thousands of supporters laced up their shoes Sunday to raise funds for diabetes research at Fullertonʼs sixth annual Walk for the Cure at Craig Regional Park. The 2.1-mile walk around the park united friends and family members of people with diabetes to work toward a common goal:
increasing awareness of the disease. “There are 200,000 people with diabetes in Orange County,” said Louise Cummings, executive director of the Fullerton walk. “Twenty-thousand of those people have type 1, juvenile diabetes.” According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, type 1 diabetes accounts for almost $300 trillion in U.S health care costs. Each hour, someone is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Fullerton is one of many cities in Southern California that hosts the annual walk to raise money
for a cure. Approximately 1,500 people registered for this yearʼs walk. “Itʼs a family-friendly event with 30 companies and about 200 families,” Cummings said. “We have new teams and returning teams.” Among those walking was the Haller family, whose team walked for Austin Haller – a 2-year-old boy from La Mirada diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. A few team members came from as far as St. George, Utah, to participate in the event. “Austin was 22 months when
he was diagnosed with diabetes,” said David Haller, Austinʼs father. After a routine visit for what seemed to be a standard diaper rash, doctors found an excess of sugar in Austinʼs urine. Family members also took notice of the sizeable amount of fluids Austin consumed as a baby. The team raised more than $3,000 from 55 friends and family members who took part in the walk. “Itʼs nice to know that there are other kids that go through the same thing that Austin goes
through,” David Haller said. “It was amazing.” One of the major sponsors of the Fullerton walk was The Coca-Cola Company. The corporate team brought more than 100 walkers from Orange County and raised more than $20,000, said Rick McCoid, a Coca-Cola branch manager. This yearʼs walk raised approximately $320,000 for research and a possible cure for diabetes. Donations, pledges and contributions from friends, families and DIABETES 3
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Today thru Oct. 16: The Orange County Performing Arts Center presents “Evita.” Tickets may be purchased by calling (714) 556-2787 or online at www. ocpac.com.
Rescuers try to reach quake survivors
Monday: The Titan Student Union Underground will be showing San Diego ChargersPittsburgh Steelers at 6 p.m. for another Monday Night Football at the TSU.
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan – Rescuers struggled to reach remote, mountainous areas Sunday after Pakistanʼs worst-ever earthquake wiped out entire villages, buried roads and knocked out electricity and water supplies. The death toll was 20,000 and was expected to rise. In this devastated Himalayan city, wounded people covered by shawls lay in the street, and villagers used sledgehammers to break through the rubble of flattened schools and homes seeking survivors.
Tuesday: Candidate packets are due for students wanting to run to represent their academic college on the ASI Board of Directors. Applicants are to turn in packets at TSU Room 207 by 5 p.m. Positions are available in all colleges. For more information go to the ASI elections Web site at www.asi.fullerton.edu.
Officials to abandon landslide victims
GUATEMALA CITY – Dozens of foreign tourists fled devastated lakeside Mayan towns on foot and by helicopter Sunday as Guatemalan officials said they would abandon communities buried by landslides and declare them mass graveyards. Villagers who had swarmed over the vast mudslides with shovels and axes digging for hundreds of missing people gave up the effort Sunday, five days after Hurricane Stan made landfall on the Gulf of Mexico coast, bringing torrential rains before weakening to a tropical depression.
Wednesday: Melt Away Stress Workshop will be held at the Student Health Center from 3 to 3:45 p.m. The goal is to help students achieve a greater sense of relaxation and well-being. For more information, call (714) 2783040.
Nation Officers detained after violent arrest
Wednesday thru Thursday: Take a guided tour through various haunted digs in Fullerton. Explore the Plummer Auditorium, the basement hallways of the Fullerton Police Department and other scary haunts. Cost is $12. For more information, contact the Fullerton Museum Center.
NEW ORLEANS – Two New Orleans police officers repeatedly punched a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication, and another city officer assaulted an Associated Press television news producer as a cameraman taped the confrontations. After being questioned, the three officers were arrested late Sunday and charged with battery.
Bomb plot investigation yields little
Friday: Intramural sports is offering CSUF students and Rec Members with a valid TitanCard a chance to play kickball free in the Intramural Sports Co-ed Kickball Tournament. For more information, call (714) 278-4382.
NEW YORK – A reported plot to bomb city subways with remote-controlled explosives has not been corroborated after days of investigation, law-enforcement officials said Sunday amid an easing sense of concern. Interrogations of suspects captured in Iraq last week after an informantʼs tip about bomb-laden suitcases and baby carriages have yet to yield evidence that the plot was real, officials said.
Friday: Noon is the deadline for ASI scholarships. Applications are available at www.asi.fullerton.edu or in TSU 207. For more information, call (714) 278-3295.
Local Aid group raises $130,000 for relief BURBANK — Worshippers who gathered for daily Ramadan services at mosques around the United States were urged to lend prayer and donate money to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck South Asia. One aid group, Burbank-based Islamic Relief USA, managed to raise about $130,000 from mosques around the country since the magnitude7.6 earthquake struck early Saturday, said Mohamed Abulmagd, general manager of the groupʼs U.S. office. The group has issued a worldwide appeal to the Islamic community to raise $10 million for victims of the temblor, which rocked parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. So far, authorities say more than 20,000 people were killed.
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Maria Gonzalez, 8, of North Hills enjoys the last rays of sun in the pumpkin patch Saturday evening at the Pierce College Harvest Festival in Woodland Hills.
10/2 11:57 p.m. An officer arrested a person at the 57 Freeway overpass on Yorba Linda Boulevard in Fullerton. 10/3 2:09 p.m. A solicitor was arrested in the Pollak Library. No further information was available.
10/4 8:33 a.m. A student slipped and twisted an ankle in fitness class. The incident occurred at the sports complex. An officer assisted. 10/5 2:05 a.m. An arrest was made during a traffic stop at Chapman Avenue and the 57 Freeway in Fullerton. No further information was provided. 10/5 11:41 a.m. A traffic accident occurred in front of the Health Center on North State College Boulevard.
10/5 8:19 p.m. A man caused a disturbance by throwing items into the soccer stadium. An officer asked him to leave. 10/7 1:43 a.m. An arrest was made at the Nutwood Parking Structure. 10/8 11:08 a.m. Someone reported suspicious circumstances, a possible missing child, at the Titan House on North State College Boulevard. Officers checked and everything was OK.
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Next-generation rides roll into Anaheim Car show at Anaheim Convention Center gives students options By AARON BONK Daily Titan Staff
Lest anyone think automakers have shunned todayʼs budget-minded youth demographic, one need only look to the slew of econoboxes churned out of Detroit and Tokyo on display at last weekʼs California International Auto Show. Autophiles crowded the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center Oct. 5 to 9, marking the new car showʼs annual extravaganza, just weeks prior to new vehicle launches. More than 300 vehicles were brought in from 36 different manufacturers, with dozens priced just right for the money strapped. Car makers from all over the world showed off enough alternative fuel vehicles to put an earthloverʼs heart at ease, and a couple of sport-utility vehicles were large enough to squash a hybrid beneath a fenderwell. Aside from pricey green cars and behemoth petrol squanderers, the convention center was packed full
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she said. Crosson said that when a family member was sick with cancer, there wasnʼt a place for her to go to receive everything she needed. “We now have one place where a patient can go for their diagnosis, treatment and holistic health issues,” she said. This “is important because you donʼt want your family to have to go somewhere where they donʼt know anyone.” Martinez-Lagda said that it is very important that young women take care of their health. “If I could offer any advice, it would be for everyone to do the self-examination,” she said. “Not just to look for cancer, but to see if thereʼs anything different.”
of sub-$20,000 rides aimed right at twentysomethings. In a room full of minivans best suited for soccer moms, box-shaped family sedans that most students would prefer to avoid, and certain Italian supercars that most students can only dream of, were a host of affordable, youth-friendly thrill rides. Toyotaʼs sister company, Scion, was out in full force, attracting its share of younger auto aficionados to its corner of the hall. The star of the fledgling automakerʼs booth was the tC. Priced below $17,000, the two-door hatchback has the looks, performance and fun-factor found mostly in higher dollar rides, but with a price tag suited for those with other budgetary constraints. Donʼt let the price fool you. The tC claims a potent, 160-horsepower engine, which means zero to speeding is only seconds away, and it has cool must-haves like iPod hookups and a panoramic moonroof. Whatʼs more, the tC will muster up to 30 miles per gallon at its best. Sport Compact Car magazine editor-at-large, E. John Thawley III, said a car like the tC is long overdue. The veteran automotive journalist said factory-issued upgrades like wheels, suspension
and supercharger packages, as well as the cheaper-than-Honda Civic sticker price, are enough to ensure
ranty,” Thawley said. On display just across the room, Chevroletʼs latest hot rod youth
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Custom cars such as this Hummer are now on display in Anaheim. the tCʼs success. “Enthusiasts can buy a Scion, customize it the way they want, finance the upgrades, and not have to worry about voiding the war-
offering vied for its own share of attention from the performanceminded segment. The Cobalt SS is Detroitʼs latest attempt at regaining its stronghold on college-aged auto
buyers, and it does so for around $19,000. Like the tC, the SS offers the usual assortment of non-negotiable goodies, such as an MP3 player, honest-to-goodness racing seats, an optional 205-horsepower engine. Also available are a host of look-at-me add-ons. Despite the SSʼs power bump compared with the Scion, fuel use measures in at a best of 29 miles per gallon. In what proved to be a must-see for auto show attendees, the completely redesigned Honda Civic Si claimed lengthy lines throughout the day for those who wished to scope the most muscled-up Civic engine ever and plant themselves behind the helm of the freshly designed, race-inspired interior. Celebrating 20 years of production, this yearʼs Si marks the largest and most promising yet. Lagging sales of Hondaʼs previous model prompted designers to improve upon just about every realm of this yearʼs Si. From the 197-horsepower engine to the finely crafted, corner-begging suspension, the latest top-of-the-line Civic coupe emanates performance – a word thatʼs been synonymous with Hondaʼs Si badge since its incep-
tion. Industry insiders predict Hondaʼs latest sport coupe will be offered for just shy of $20,000, but exact pricing is yet to be made public. One thing is certain: The 2006 Si will be offered only in twodoor trim. But the solo body style likely wonʼt deter would-be buyers from the Si, said Honda Tuning magazine editor, Dan Frio. He said the new Si is more reminiscent of those of the late ʼ90s, by far one of Hondaʼs most popular renditions. Those less than enthused with what Scion, Chevrolet and Honda had to offer made their way to the Auto Show Underground. The convention centerʼs basement housed tricked-out exotics from the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Lotus, as well as souped-up four-by-fours and sport compacts courtesy of Ford and Chevy, and Honda and Toyota, respectively. Local car clubs showed off creations including pink Hummers jacked two-plus feet off the ground and plastered with Barbie logos and Hondas featuring boy-racerissued neon paint schemes with complementing sticker barrages. Variety was one thing this yearʼs show didnʼt lack.
New test eases breast cancer exams
Digital mammograms are less painful than traditional method By KAMILLA MARUFY Daily Titan Staff
Digital mammography could make breast cancer screening more accurate and less painful. “Apparently, this new technology is far superior than the old,” said Sora Park Tanjasiri, an associate professor in Cal State Fullertonʼs Department of Health Science. “It allows for electronic storage and viewing of images, which can speed up the process of
reading images and getting results back to patients.” Digital and film mammography use X-rays to produce images of the breast. Film mammography has been used for more than 35 years. It is more beneficial to women who have dense breasts. The digital equipment uses less radiation, and the images are stored directly on a computer. “Both types of mammograms require compression of the breast,” said Marisa Weiss, president and founder of Breastcancer.org. “The
breast is compressed between two glass plates, so the discomfort is about the same but less pictures are taken, so less discomfort overall.” Digital mammography can be easily manipulated and is more accurate than regular mammography, Weiss said. “Mammography is recommended to woman 40 and older,” Weiss said. “However, your doctor may recommend getting a mammogram sooner if you have a significant family history for the disease.” Women who have a family history of breast cancer, ovarian can-
cer or who have had radiation treatment to the chest are advised to start having yearly mammograms at 30, Weiss said. “Recent study shows that woman who are 50 years of age or younger with dense breasts can benefit from digital mammography images because they are more clear and you can zoom in suspicious areas to take a better look,” Weiss said. The digital mammography equipment is available in some medical facilities, and in the future should become increasingly common.
“In the digital system, the image could be emailed directly to the radiologist,” Tanjasiri said. “The film system is usually processed in one location and then mailed to another for a radiologist to read.” To reduce the risk of breast cancer, Weiss said to exercise regularly, about three-to-four hours a week; keep as close to your ideal body weight as possible; stick to a low-fat diet; eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day; do not smoke; and limit your alcohol use to 5 or fewer drinks a week.
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Exchange with college in Shanghai marks 20th year
Truth about being couth
Program shares training, resources with Chinese schools
Career Center shows students which fork is which at dinner
By KEVIN COLE For The Daily Titan
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cal State Fullertonʼs academic exchange agreement with Fudan University of Shanghai. The agreement includes the exchange of faculty and students, shared research, as well as a summer seminar. “We have approximately a dozen partnerships with specific universities in China,” said Ray Young, associate vice president of academic programs at Cal State Fullerton. Young currently is drafting another one of these agreements for the program. RAY YOUNG/For the Daily Titan International agreements are an excellent way to build a global CSUF Vice President Pamela Hillman and Fudan University Vice President Xu Zhong in June. outlook, Young said. “Fudan University was one of Chinese universities have gone the first international partnerships Shanghai, as well as Nanjing and ulty exchange with China. His group set up the model for through dramatic changes – such that Cal State Fullerton had with Suzhou Universities. as an increase in enrollment and Tao awaits the final announce- later trips, Zhao said. universities abroad,” Young said. “I think some people are very a massive infusion of resources “Faculty exchange is one of the ment to receive his Young important ways that we can build Scientist Fellowship Award from creative in obtaining support,” – Young said. the National Science Foundation Zhao said. “I remember one mem“They are, in many respects, bridges between cultures.” Helena Jing, a visiting schol- of China. Tao said the fellowship ber from the college of business looking to American universiar from Fudan University, cur- would provide him with a grant obtained funding because he had ties for models and ideas of what rently teaches in CSUFʼs Chinese of 400,000 yuan (approximately a project to do research [on] in we would call ʻbest practices,ʼ” Language program. Young said. $50,000) for the next three years. China.” “Young and the faculty received There will be a matching grant About a dozen CSUF faculty A Chinese government agency, me with genuine warmth,” Jing of an additional $50,000 from the from a rapidly developing district and staff met with their Chinese said. “No one puts on airs.” Chinese Academy of Science for of Shanghai called the Pudang counterparts at Fudan University She said Janet Eyring, chair the following three years, he said. New Area Group, sent public in a visiting scholar role, Young of the Modern Languages and “This grant will support my administrators to the U.S. for the said. A shared topic of concern Literature Department, located travel, equipment, conference par- past five years, Young said. was delivering this technology to an apartment for her prior to her ticipation and student and visiting CSUF provided training for the students. scholar stipends,” Tao said. arrival and put down the deposit. They discussed with their approximately 20 Chinese public The California State University administrators each year through Chinese counterparts about the Fu-Ming Tao, CSUF professor of chemistry and biochemistry, systemʼs base for the International the Department of Political challenges of students studying participates in a jointly funded Programs Office is at Peking Science, he said. This generates abroad during the Fudan Seminar, international research project University of Beijing. This office money for CSUF that can be used Young said. Reducing barriers that coordinates study abroad in to finance programs, Young said. between institutions, Young said. include language, student hesiTao said his joint research is China. “Part of the funding we receive, tance, and travel costs. “The barriers are not as great Heping Zhao, CSUF associate of course, is funding from these in atmospheric and environmental chemistry. He collaborates professor of English, currently universities to send for our facul- as our students would sometimes ty,” Young said. “They, in essence, perceive them to be,” Young said. with the Chinese Academy of directs the system-wide office. Science Geochemistry Institute of Zhao said he was among the buy some of our faculty memberʼs “But the opportunities are even Guangzhou, Jiatong University of first group to participate in the fac- time to go over and teach.” greater than they can imagine.”
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like this because there is a lot of support around the person and they are encouraged to share their stories. “By doing this, itʼs an act of honesty,” Faris said. “They are taking charge of their life and being responsible and taking in othersʼ feelings.” Coming Out Day is just one of many events on campus put on by the LGBA. They also do a drag show in the spring called “Bootylicious” to raise money for the club, as well as a special graduation ceremony called Lavender Pride. Fullerton is one of only two CSUs that put on this type of event. “The gay community is a hidden minority. People forget about us. These events let people know that we exist and that we are more common then you think,” Faris said. “Being who you are is never a bad thing.”
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awareness week would have been the first of its kind to deal with Taiwanese culture. The clubʼs faculty adviser, JeeLoo Liu, said, “It is pretty typical for clubs to cancel events.” “Big events, like the Taiwan Awareness Week, would likely be cancelled due to limited preparation time,” she said. Liu said she had no idea that the scheduled event was actually cancelled since the president of the club usually makes the decisions. Wang said she is hopeful that a future Taiwan Awareness Week will take place. “We want to push it to next year, for us to have more time to prepare and fund raise the event,” Wang said. “We want it to be successful and become something really big.”
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major corporations were taken before the walk. According to the foundationʼs Web site, there is no cure for the disease. Many people with diabetes are required to follow a strict regimen of a healthy and carefully calculated diet, insulin injections and routine visits to the physician. Some are required to have as many as six insulin injections per day. People with diabetes can experience many complications including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke. Despite the myth that eating too much sugar causes the disease, physicians and scientists believe that genetic and environmental factors play a major role. Stress, hormone changes, fatigue and medications can cause blood sugar to rise above healthy levels. Both low and high blood sugar levels can lead to serious health complications. People with type 1 diabetes have to limit their sugar intake. If their blood sugar level drops, they need to drink juice or soda to raise it. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raises awareness and educates people about the disease.
The seminar focused on topics such as navigating a place setting and the dos and donʼts of conversing during a meal. Students were given a tutorial on how to work from the outside of their place setBy COURTNEY BETH PUGATCH ting toward the plate, while enjoyDaily Titan Staff ing a free a chicken entree, a salad The Cal State Fullerton Career and a desert. They also learned Center hosted its first Diversity which water glass was theirs, and Dinner in the Titan Student Union how to use their utensils to cut their on Wednesday to instruct attendees food into bite-sized pieces for easier on the proper methods of eating a chewing. formal dinner. “This seminar was a useful dining “We did this function to provide tutorial and how to use these skills students with the opportunity to in both professional and everyday learn networking and dining skills,” situations,” Davidds-Wright said. said Maria Valdivia-Pellkofer, an Those who did attend the function industry specialist at the Career found it to be beneficial for future Center. “During the meal students endeavors. Many students, like were given a training presentation, senior Daisuke Kurihara, came to learning the proper methods and the function because theyʼre attendetiquette for eating during a busi- ing CSUF from other countries and ness setting.” wanted to learn Judy Daviddsthe proper dining etiquette and Wright – a dinThese students ing consultant customs of the will have left this at Distinguished United States. dinner feeling Professionals, a Other students, like junior company that spemore confident ... cializes in business Heidi Murilloand dining etiquette Diaz, came to seminars – hosted the seminar to Maria Valdivia-Pellkofer the seminar. take advantage Career Center industry specialist She started the of the free tips program several and lessons. years ago after dis“This is a covering that many students she great opportunity to learn how to talked to werenʼt familiar with carry myself and not be at a loss proper table manners. With parents when it comes to business dinworking long hours in many house- ners,” she said. “I wanted to take holds, she said that “often people advantage of this workshop because are eating on the go” and cannot itʼs free and I can actually learn enjoy a formal meal with other hands-on how to do things the correct way.” people. While there were only 100 seats “Many students feel insecure when sitting in a business situa- for the event, the coordinators in the tion, and therefore cannot promote Career Center hope to have another themselves,” Davidds-Wright said. one in spring semester or later next “Usually youʼd want to be your year. Many students who werenʼt best at an interview or function, and able to attend expressed an interest you canʼt do that if youʼre worried in attending one in the future. about which fork to use, or what the “Weʼre definitely planning anothproper method is to eat a piece of er one of these soon,” Valdiviachicken. Thatʼs why this program Pellkofer said. “These students will was created. We wanted to give stu- have left this dinner feeling more dents a little extra confidence when confident, and can therefore apply going out there and can focus on the these skills to other situations. We important situation: networking or want others to experience this same obtaining that job.” feeling.”
Moms take kids to matinee Santa Monica theater gives moms, babies mid-morning outing By JENNY STAR LOR Daily Titan Staff
Laura Shockley and 5-month-old Jake often have play dates at the movies. They go to Loews Cineplex in Santa Monica to watch a first-run movie just like all the other moviegoers. But unlike normal theaters, this one is specifically for new parents and their babies. Three years ago, the theater introduced the Reel Moms Program, a chance for new moms, dads and caregivers to enjoy going to the movies with newborns and toddlers up to 2 years old. Developed in New York, the program is geared toward new moms involved in the social atmosphere. “This is one of the best ways to get out with the baby and do things that you used to do when you didnʼt have one,” Shockley said. Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., parents and caregivers will come to Third Street Promenade and mingle with other new parents, participate in giveaways and promotions, and
occasionally hear guest speakers give expert advice. “It usually has a big turnout,” said Scott Misevich, managing director of the theater in Santa Monica. “We average about 45 mothers and five or so fathers, depending on the movie.” Reel Moms caters to this special audience with dimmed lighting throughout the movie. The volume adjusts to a comfortable setting to satisfy both baby and caregiver. There are no previews or trailers once the show begins, and special stroller parking is available inside the theater. If the tiny tot fusses during the film, parents can step outside and their child can play on the huge baby mat peppered with toys across from the concession stand. Going on its third year, the program has garnered a steady trail of movie-watching moms. Movies are chosen according to the availability in the market. Although the program tries to
select the most relevant films for the audience, occasionally, action films will be shown. “ʻJust Like Heaven,ʼ starring
This is one of the best ways to get out with the baby and do things that you used to do ... Laura Shockley Mother, moviegoer
Reese Witherspoon, had a great turnout – as well as ʻBourne Supremacyʼ with Matt Damon,” said Louis Deitcher, a Reel Moms marketing consultant. Understanding that new moms have limitations when it comes to going out, Reel Moms realizes that the biggest way to publicize the program is through word of mouth.
“Probably all the moms in Santa Monica know about this through talking to other moms,” Shockley said. “People usually hear about this stuff through Mommy and Me networks.” Deitcher agrees. He said the best marketing is from mom to mom. “This type of marketing is a mix of tradition with grassroots initiatives,” Deitcher said. Reel Moms recently launched a new program to provide incentives as a way to get new moms and caregivers to come from all parts of Los Angeles. “Santa Monica is too far from here,” said Melissa Presch, a biology professor at Cal State Fullerton and mother of a 3-year-old. “But had I known about this before, I probably would have gone.” But Reel Moms goes beyond watching movies. “Itʼs about getting out with other moms and making new friends.” Deitcher said.
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Vote no on Prop. 73 If Cal State Fullerton students find any reason to vote in next monthʼs special election, it should be to speak out against the absurdity of Proposition 73. On first glance, the abortionrelated ballot seems relatively harmless. After all, Prop. 73 is not trying to illegalize abortion. On second glance, however, voters will discover it denies abortion rights to unemancipated minors until 48 hours after a physician has notified the minorʼs guardian, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said in a statement. Apparently no one told Lockyer that the Supreme Court already ruled it unconstitutional for courts to require parental consent in order for a minor to have an abortion (Bellotti v. Baird 443 U.S. 622, 1976). The court ruled that mature and competent minors are perfectly capable of choosing whether or not to have an abortion after a Massachusetts law attempted to require that minors obtain parental consent before having an abortion. Under more careful analysis, voters will discover that Prop. 73 is a wolf in sheepʼs clothing that attempts to fool Californiaʼs largely Democratic constituency. Prop. 73 actually amends the language of the state constitution and takes away a young
womanʼs right to choose, citing that the potential amount of money saved in health and social services justifies the action. Who, even among the strongest of pro-choice advocates, would not want to save money on health and social services, or lower teenage abortion rates while offering adolescents support and guidance? The supporters of the proposition argue that 30-plus states have similar laws requiring parental notification and that these states have successfully lowered their teenage abortion rates. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The University of Southern California released a study, which suggests that abortion rates for minors in some states have decreased because girls have the procedure performed in other states. The Golden State already ranks low teen in pregnancy and abortion rates, far below the national average. Essentially, the ballot is a backhanded attempt at denying women – particularly minors with no means of recourse – their right to do what is best for their bodies. As CSUF students, and as citizens of a nation that guarantees all women the right to choose, we should all be vehemently opposed to the proposition.
Editorial Board Julie Kim, Opinion Editor Nicole M. Smith, Executive Editor Kim Orr, Managing Editor In deference to the paradigm established by venerable Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, unsigned Titan Editorials strive to represent the general will of the Daily Titan editorial board and do not necessarily reflect the view of the university.
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ASI fee increase proposal should be turned down
Growth of campus programs not reason for increasing fees By KARI HAMANAKA Daily Titan Staff
The proposed fee increase Associated Students Inc. and the Athletics Department would like to see pass in the Nov. 2 and 3 vote remains a misguided attempt to address what is irrelevant to many Cal State Fullerton students. Should this proposal from the Student Affairs Fee Advisory Committee pass, the Student Body Association Fee would increase $20 over four semesters beginning next fall. By fall 2008, this fee would total $74 each semester, with $22 of it going directly to Athletics. Proponents of this fee increase believe it would positively address program growth. The logic is that since campus clubs and organiza-
tions are open to every student, every student should pay a little more. This logic is flawed not only because it assumes that every student cares to be involved in a campus organization, but also because it fails to distinguish between needs and wants. According to the ASI annual fiscal budget for 2005-2006, ASI Productions, which pays for the live entertainment offered in the Titan Student Union Pub, allotted $137, 677 and the Panhellenic organizations allotted $10,850, mostly done out of desires for fun or entertainment. Clubs and performances outside the of TSU are wants. Obtaining the classes one needs to graduate is a need. It is nice to have clubs. It is nice to be in a fraternity or sorority. It is nice to play a sport. In the setting of a school, those things are all privileges. They are not rights. When it boils down to what
matters and what justifies campus spending, CSUF is an academic institution above all else. When extracurricular programs grow, clubs and organizations need to make up for this difference on their own. Proponents of this fee increase might also argue that nothing can be cut from the existing ASI budget. In a Daily Titan story published Sept. 19, ASI Executive Vice President Drew Wiley said, “We have to holistically reach out to the general campus community” when it comes to which programs receive ASI fee money as part of their income. The Childrenʼs Center, located between parking lots A and B, serves between 165 to 190 children each semester. There were 33,413 students enrolled in classes in spring 2005, according to the universityʼs Public Affairs office. The small number of those aided by the Childrenʼs Center does not reach out to a “general” number
of students. In addition, the center closes at 6:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and at 4 p.m. on Fridays, which renders this privilege completely useless for night students who have children. Spending on the center is not a question of helping out studentparents who are not able to find baby sitters. The $494,800 that funds the center and the additional $484,512 set aside for the construction of a future center should have been one of the first things cut before the decision was made to dip into the ASI contingency fund. Less money could have been allocated for the centerʼs future building funds and instead, could have gone to other programs. The unecessary fees argument all goes back to the bare basics of what this school is for: learning. Justifying increased fees to retain or add new programs sounds more like an excuse rather than a solution.
Bicyclists burden Daily Titan editor
By MAHSA KHALILIFAR
Daily Titan Asst. Entertainment Editor
We all know driving can be a feat in itself, but there is another scenario far scarier. For example, Iʼm driving down a street in Irvine, minding my own business in my Honda. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, there he is – a bicyclist in front me, trying to make his way into my lane. First, let me address that I, for one, love riding my bike when I can. It is a great way to get out and exercise while the wheels lead the way. But when you are endangering my carʼs new paint job or my future by causing me to – God forbid – not
see you and possibly hit you, thatʼs when the trouble starts. Iʼm not referring to regular bicyclists riding around the neighborhood. Families, kids and friends should share this experience together, but when youʼre taking it on the road – that scares me. What really irks me is that professional bicyclists think they own the road. With their shiny spandex outfits and high-tech helmets, these men and women invading my street territory have become a sunny dayʼs nuisance. I can understand if you are in your own bicycle lane, but when you start motioning to me that you need to come in front of me – are
you crazy? I am going 50 mph, and for your tiny bicycle to come in front of me is madness. I am already on edge, trying not to hurt myself on the road, but now I have to worry about a middle-aged bicyclistʼs life. The worst is when they reach out their hand to let you know that they are coming in front of you – they donʼt even give me a chance to brake; Iʼm forced to switch lanes and pray they donʼt switch along with me – or when they randomly sway as they are riding in the bike lane. Now, these people should be able to ride their bicycles, but if they need to be on the road, get a motorcycle. Professional bicyclists should
stick to roads and areas designed for them, where they are not causing traffic concerns. The outfit alone causes whiplash for drivers. Another problem is when they have these marathons going on. I am all for charity and good will, but my day does not include staying behind a group of hundreds of bicyclists making their way in front of me for my 20-minute journey home. I will only apologize for my cynicism and to my friends who are in the cycling world. But really, for your own safety and our conscience, please stay clear of our front bumpers and blind spots. Yes, that is my vehicle next to you, so please watch out.
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none. “We tried to shake things up and it is becoming more and more evident that we may have made some bad
selections. Thereʼs no point beating around the bush,” Mistri said. The Fullerton coaching staff hopes to revamp the starting lineup, giving players like Barnes, who havenʼt received much playing time, an opportunity to contribute more.
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Head Coach Al Mistri speaks to his Fullerton men’s soccer team in the Titan Stadium locker room after a Titan loss earlier in the season.
“Weʼre going to start the second group most likely, more often now, the people that have been sitting on the bench,” Mistri said. “Next year Iʼm sure Bob [Ammann] will take care of that.” It isnʼt that the coaching staff is giving up on the season, but preparations for next yearʼs campaign are already in the works. Though no official successor for Mistri has been named yet, it does seem more and more likely that assistant coach Bob Ammann, Mistriʼs recommendation as his replacement, is in prime position to take on the role. Though the CSUF menʼs soccer program seems to be falling on hard times, it still demands respect from opponents. “We have a lot of respect for this [Fullerton] team, this field and the program,” UCI Head Coach George Kuntz said. As perplexed as the CSUF coaching staff is, Mistri still believes that the responsibilities fall on him. “It is my fault. There is no one else to blame but me,” he said.
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season including the game-winner with just under four minutes remaining in the game. Rebekah Patrick was given an assist for the goal. Fullerton had two leads in the game, but lost both. The blue-clad Titans went back and forth with the Tigers in the first half before striking first and taking a 1-0 lead at the 19:35 mark of the game. Lisa Kosenaʼs fourth goal of the season shot right through the middle and sailed just over the outstretched arms of Tigersʼ goalkeeper Jamie Souza. Ten minutes later the Tigers added their own goal to tie the ball game. The Tigersʼ Bunny Dickson bounced the ball just past Bardsley. Carmen Padilla was credited with the assist. “It got physical because it was really close. They got one [goal] then we got one,” forward Sara Johnson said. “There was a lot of emotion out there. It was a great game. Really fun.” On Pacificʼs next possession, just after Shelton scored her first goal of the season for a 2-1 lead, Tigers midfielder Suzy Peterson placed a kick past Fullerton goalkeeper Karen Bardsley to tie the game at 2-2. The game ended the Titansʼ first
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just didnʼt communicate as well as we usually do out there.” With the Titans reeling from game three, the Mustangs took advantage of the series lead and didnʼt let up in game four when the Mustangs continued to pound the ball against the Titans with a flurry of cross kills and a series of short serves. “We know how we can play,” Stevenson said. “When we play
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Senior forward Kandace Wilson (left) battles Pacific’s Montez Harrison in a very physical game at Titan Stadium on Sunday. home weekend since August and the team gave fans some thrilling moments, especially with 10 minutes left in the game. The Titans came close on a couple of positions to take the lead back, but to no avail until Sheltonʼs goal pushed the Titans back on top. “A win on Friday and then today really pumped us up and now we are ready for next weekend,” Johnson
said. “We are trying to get wins under our belt.” On Friday night, Bardsley posted her fifth shutout of the season and 13th in her career which tied a school record. The shutout win came against the Matadorsʼ offense, which is ranked 14th in nation, averaging 2.82 goals per game.
well, weʼre solid. When we get everything going, we are a very difficult team to beat.” Titan senior Sarah Morrison led her team with 12 kills. Sophomore libero Vanessa Vella added 18 digs. While the Titans out-dug Cal Poly, 46 to 53, they were outhit by the Mustangs, .338 to .149. The Titans did not have much luck against the Gauchos either. Having Gone 0-49 against UCSB prior to Friday night, the Titans were
looking to make some noise. The Titans came out strong against the Gauchos, winning a close first game. It was the last victory the Titans saw Friday night, as the Gauchos pulled away, winning the following three games. “We just didnʼt rely on each other as much as weʼre capable of,” Fullerton freshman Brittany Moore said. “We had a tough time communicating. We just didnʼt play up to the standards that weʼre capable of playing up to.” Morrison had 23 kills against the Gauchos, tying her career high for the third straight match. Vella had 28 digs, and Julie Geissert added 51 assists for the Titans, the fourth time she has eclipsed 50 in a match this season.
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Losses mounting for CSUF Head coach calls out his team after second straight 4-0 ʻdisasterʼ By HENRY TRUC Daily Titan Asst. News Editor
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Senior midfielder Erin Shelton surges down the field on a breakaway play leading to one of her two goals in the second half of the Titan’s 3-2 win over Pacific Sunday afternoon at Titan Stadium.
Making a strong run Erin Sheltonʼs two goals power Titans to 3-2 win over Pacific; weekend sweep brings team step closer to NCAA aspirations
By JUAN ACEVES Daily Titan Staff
In a physical match-up, the Cal State Fullerton Titans (10-3-0) defeated the University of Pacific Tigers, 3-2, sweeping their home, weekend series and improving to 2-1-0 in the Big West Conference. The win comes after the Titans defeated the Cal State Northridge Matadors, 2-0, on Friday night. The loss drops Pacificʼs record to 7-6-1, 0-3-0. “We hit the hurdle with Riverside [1-0 loss]. Now after the weekend, being 2-1, it puts us in a really good position,” Assistant Coach Demian Brown said. “We try not to, but we look towards the future. We have a big weekend coming up,” said Brown of the two games against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara. On Sunday, both the Titans and Tigers spent time lying on field nursing injuries during a physical
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Second baseman Chris Burke hits a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 18th inning. The game - the longest in postseason history - featured two gradslams and 553 total pitches thrown.
match that required an injury timeout after Pacific defender Natalie McCrackin was struck on the nose by Fullertonʼs Lauren Cram. Pacificʼs players were not complaining. “We are not a very physical team, but you have to play physical against good teams,” said Tigers forward Jennifer Smiley. “The ref let us play a little bit. They [played physical] first,” Smiley said. “We have to defend ourselves. We are not going to let them push us around.” Throughout the contest, Fullerton midfielder Erin Shelton, forward Kandace Wilson and Pacific defenders, Alisha Bledsoe, Natalie McCrackin and Montez Harrison, battled near Pacificʼs goal for position and the ball. However, it was Shelton that came away with a victory for herself and the Titans as she broke away in the second half to score her first two goals of the SWEEP
Ill-advised passes, poor decision making, and worst of all, a lack of effort left the Cal State Fullerton menʼs soccer team helpless and disoriented Saturday night in a 4-0 loss to UC Irvine. “Disastrous, the first half was the worst we have ever played. There was no heart whatsoever,” said Titan Head Coach Al Mistri, whose hopes for a happy ending to his 25 years at Fullerton is becoming farther and farther out of reach. The Anteaters dominated right from the outset, out-shooting the Titans 15 to five. Irvine looked faster, stronger, and more precise as UCI midfielder Anthony Hamilton, the teamʼs leading scorer, struck first in the 11th minute. The Anteaters continued the onslaught when forward Craig Ettinger scored in the 36th minute and midfielder Kit Vitagliano scored in the 43rd minute to close out the first half. The Titans did not show the urgency that was expected of a team that continuously said its main focus was conference play. “We started off slow and dug ourselves in a hole,” said Titan senior forward Brett Barnes, who is projected to start the Titanʼs next game because of his strong play in the Irvine match. “[Irvine]ʼs always been a pretty good team. We havenʼt been able to beat them in a while. They took it to us tonight.” The Titans displayed the same type of uninspired play as they did in last Wednesdayʼs 4-0 loss to UC Santa Barbara. “Iʼd never thought Iʼd be in this situation coaching players that donʼt want to play,” an obviously frustrated Mistri said. “Coaches try to
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NEW YORK - Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are still around _ by the slimmest of margins. Slow-footed catcher Jorge Posada barely beat the tag for the go-ahead run on Jeterʼs seventhinning bouncer, and New York scratched out a 3-2 victory Sunday
night over the Los Angeles Angels to force a decisive fifth game in California. Pinch-hitter Ruben Sierra came through with a tying single and, with Yankee Stadium rocking, Rivera retired Vladimir Guerrero for the final out to finish off a twoinning save as the Yankees evened the best-of-five AL playoff series at two games apiece. “The whole game was a grinder, we did a lot of things well,” Posada said. After a rainout Saturday postponed Game 4, the teams must now fly cross-country overnight to
rectify errors, but how do you recOffensively, the Titans were tify something that people donʼt absolutely suffocated. Out of their want to do?” five shots, only By the time the one actually had a I’d never thought second half had chance of going in. I’d be in this started, Fullerton The team has was back to playbeen struggling on situation coaching ing solid soccer, offense all season players that don’t but it was too late. long, but now it want to play. The damage was seems as though done and there defensively there Al Mistri was nothing the are holes as well. Fullerton Coach Titans could do to In the Titansʼ last come back. two games, both of Fullerton junior which were losses goalkeeper Matt Cowan played bet- to conference opponents, they have ter than the score suggests; three of allowed eight goals and have scored Irvineʼs goals were scored off of rebounds. SOCCER 6
Streaky Titans on Big West slide Fullerton inconsistent against top conference foes UCSB, Cal Poly By BELAL SIMJEE Daily Titan Staff
The Titan volleyball squad came into their weekend matches ready to play and knowing what they needed to do to stay unbeaten in conference play. “We just have to establish consistency,” Fullerton Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman said in an interview last week. “If we can do that, we will be fine.” UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (87, 4-1) and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs (11-4, 4-2) had other plans for the Titans. Fullertonʼs 30-28, 18-30, 2931, 27-30 loss to UCSB on Friday and a 21-30, 30-27, 15-30, 18-30
Yankees push series to fifth game Angels squander lead in late innings to fall 3-2, back to Anaheim
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Senior forward Jose Barragan steps over fallen Rebelʼs goalkeeper Peter Clitheroe last Sunday in Fullertonʼs 2-1 overtime win at Titan Stadium.
play Monday in Anaheim at 8:15 p.m. EDT. Both scheduled pitchers were already waiting out West Game 1 winner Mike Mussina and Angels ace Bartolo Colon. Thanks to yet another New York comeback, this first-round series is the only one to go the distance in 2005. The winner Monday faces the Chicago White Sox in the AL championship series. Trying to knock New York out of the playoffs for the second time in four seasons, the Angels built a 2-1 series lead on airtight defense and a deep bullpen. This time, both betrayed them.
loss to Cal Poly SLO on Saturday at Titan Gym ended the Titansʼ perfect start in conference play. The Mustangs were led be senior Vanessa Gilliam, who had 21 kills en route to the 3-1 victory over the Titans (11-7, 3-2). The Mustangs started quick in the first game; that became a trend that was key to their victory. The Mustangs fell off course a bit in the second game, after Fullerton pulled together and played well. “We didnʼt play how we are capable of playing in that second game,” Cal Poly Head Coach Jon Stevenson said. “I think we may have come out a little too confident and lost our focus a little bit.” The Mustangs regained that focus during a 10-minute break and came out firing at a Fullerton team that appeared lost and confused to start the third game.
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Junior Breanna Trudeau spikes the ball into the wall of Pacific’s Ashley Dutro (left) and Megan Blackshire in Friday’s 3-1 loss. “We came out flat,” Fullerton junior Jenna Carney said. “We VOLLEYBALL 6