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Learning to speak through therapy

Giving women another option

On-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic trains future therapists, changes lives

USC student may have not known about alternatives to abandoning newborns



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Three years ago, Covina resident Carly Pritchard, 28, fell into a coma when a nurse accidentally administered a second dose of morphine. After blowing out her knee playing soccer, she was rushed to the hospital where she quickly received treatment and a heavy dose of morphine for the pain – standard procedure for that kind of accident. Pritchard would be OK. That is, until a second nurse came by her bed to make sure she had gotten her daily morphine dose. Seeing no mark on the form attached to her bed indicating that she had already been drugged, the nurse proceeded to administer a second dose that sent Pritchard into a long coma. “They said she would never walk or talk again,” said Tiffany Bertolini, 20, a friend who helps Pritchard with her daily routine. “But sheʼs gotten a lot better since the accident.” The aftermath of the incident gave way to a whole new Carly Pritchard. She had just graduated from Long Beach State, and she had plans to complete her masterʼs degree in English at UCLA – plans that would have to be put off forever. “This is Carlyʼs second year coming to the [Speech Language and Hearing Clinic],” Bertolini said. Unbeknownst to many students, a speech and hearing clinic resides in College Parkʼs first floor at Cal State Fullerton. The clinic helps children and adults alike who have experienced severe trauma, as in Pritchardʼs case. Bertolini comes with Pritchard to the clinic twice a week for her 50-minute speech class with clinician Melissa Dawa, who is pursuing a masterʼs degree in communicative disorders at CSUF. “You focus in on a lesson plan for that afternoon and develop some activities to do,” Dawa said. “For any client that comes in thereʼs a full diagnostic assessment, looking at reading, writing, comprehension, their speaking ability and trying to figure out what is most important to them, what motivates them to be here, and what you can work on in terms of therapy.” After years of speech therapy, Pritchard, although slower than the average speaker,

Services and proState law helps save infant lives grams on the Cal State See Fullerton campus assist pregnant women in making decisions for their future. With the recent turmoil of a USC student abandoning of her newborn baby, the effectiveness of safe harbor laws permitting newborn babies to be anonymously turned over to local hospitals and fire departments are being questioned. The Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services and the Womenʼs Center offer physical and psychological assistance to young pregnant women. “We help [the young women] fill out all options, but primarily provide counseling,” said Barbara McDowell, Womenʼs Center director. “Thereʼs a lot of anxiety involved.” If a woman decides to keep her child the center helps her find housing, McDowell said. The Womenʼs Center gets about four inquiries a year from pregnant women. The Health Center is geared more toward pregnancy prevention, said Mary Hermann, director of health promotion and education. The Health Center offers medical services to pregnant women, she said, but refers students to other medical centers for prenatal care. Free urine pregnancy tests are available at the Health Center. “If the test is positive, we provide a pregnancy resource guide that goes over the options [that the young woman has],” Hermann said. The Health Center will refer pregnant students to the counseling services available on campus. The services offer free and confidential counseling to students who face any crisis. The serviceʼs psychologist, Deborah Edelman-Blank, said that in her four years of counseling experience, she has seen an average of three to five women with unplanned pregnancies each year. “Pregnancy can bring about all sorts of reactions,” Edelman-Blank said. “College students are already overloaded, so [becoming pregnant] is a big crisis.” Depression, panic, suicide and determination are some of the reactions a woman can have




Freshman Mike Rossi registers to vote during a debate on Proposition 75 Wednesday at the Quad. The inititative allows the state to decide where labor union monies go.

Union tax initiative causes much debate Campus event sheds light on positives, negatives of Novemberʼs Propostion 75 By BELAL SIMJEE Daily Titan Staff

Proposition 75 has many Californians, who are a part of state labor unions, rethinking whether they want the state to have union dues set aside for political contributions. A debate on the hotly contested ballot initiative was held in front of about 50 people, Wednesday afternoon in the Quad at Cal State Fullerton. Participants included Costa Mesa Mayor Alan Mansoor and the coordinator for the Alliance for a Better California, George Woods.

Monsoor said that giving union dues to political causes he did not support was unfair, but that the proposition addresses that. “Proposition 75 requires permission from employees before their union dues go to pay for anything political,” said Mansoor, a former Orange County Sheriffʼs Department deputy. “The state of California needs to look for alternative revenue sources.” Mansoor pointed out that 48 percent of the public unions employees are Republican but 90 percent of the money collected from union dues went to support Democratic nominees in California. However, Woods said the status quo allows state employees to prevent having their dues go to political contributions. “These people that support Proposition

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Reporter Lisajoyce Vergara prepares for her stint as a monster in the Woodland Hills Fright Fair - one of many Halloween mazes in the area.

Welcome back readers! The last time I left off, I was auditioning to be a monster-for-the-day at Fright Fair in Woodland Hills. Last Sunday, I was able to partake in the event by working at the Haunted Trail, inside a real-life corn maze. Before the event, I was able to talk with actors to see what they would be like at the fair. Shaun Carberra, an actor, dressed as an undertaker with a zombie-like face for the theme, Creatures of the Corn.

“Iʼm [6 feet 4 inches], but when the corn maze to take our posiyou put me on a platform looking tions. I had my scare buddy Sue like this – costume and makeup – it starts to be more ominous,” OʼFerrell, who was dressed as an old scary woman. Carberra said. “Itʼs Our scare spot a lot of fun to come had a little shack down and see the Our cue was when in it. It was a show. Just donʼt the chainsaw went great place to expect not to be off. Every time hide or at least scared.” use as a decoy Sarah Utso, we’d hear that so our victims another actor, was sound our victims would assume dressed as a bloody would be in something was zombie in a red velour area. vet dress. going to pop out “Basically, we of there. monsters donʼt let Our cue was out. We scare you and scare you.” when the chainsaw went off. Every said Utso. “We are consistent, weʼre time weʼd hear that sound our victims would be in our area. good every night.” My scare buddy and I made stratIt was a little after 7 p.m. and the monsters were ready to scare. We HALLOWEEN 3 formed a line and headed toward

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Today: ASI is holding a support group meeting about healthy relationships at the Health Center from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (714) 278-3040. Today thru Nov. 29: Faculty, staff, students and friends will bowl for eight weeks every Tuesday to win cash prizes in the Titan Pride League. E-mail to reserve a spot or call (714) 278-2144.

Wilma heads for Central America SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – The fringes of Hurricane Wilma lashed Caribbean nations on Wednesday, forcing schools to close and thousands to evacuate as it churned toward Mexicoʼs Cancun resorts and Florida after killing at least 12 people and becoming the most intense storm ever to form in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned that Wilma would be a “significant threat” to Florida by the weekend in a season that has already seen devastation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Officials ordered tourists out of the Florida Keys.

Today thru Nov. 4: An exhibition of student artwork will be on display for the TSU Student Art Show. Titans can find these exhibits at the TSU Center, Atrium, and Plaza Galleries. For more information, call (714) 278-3085.

Saddam pleads innocent, gets into scuffle BAGHDAD, Iraq – A defiant Saddam Hussein quarreled with judges and scuffled with guards at the opening of his long-awaited trial Wednesday, rejecting the tribunalʼs right to judge him and insisting he is still the president of Iraq. Sitting inside a white pen with metal bars, Saddam appeared gaunt and frail and his salt-and-pepper beard was unkempt as he pleaded innocent to charges of murder, torture, forced expulsions and illegal detentions. He wore a suit with a white shirt and no tie.

Today thru Oct. 31: The annual haunting of the Queen Mary is back. The Halloween Terror Fest goes through the weekends, from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets range from $16-30. For more information, call (562) 435-3511, or contact the TSU Information & Services for possible discounts.



Rove, Libby Discussed Reporter Info WASHINGTON – Top White House aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby discussed their contacts with reporters about an undercover CIA officer in the days before her identity was published, the first known intersection between two central figures in the criminal leak investigation. Rove told grand jurors it was possible he first heard in the White House that Valerie Plame, wife of Bush administration Joseph Wilson, worked for the CIA from Libbyʼs recounting of a conversation with a journalist, according to people familiar with his testimony.

Texas court issues warrant for DeLay AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas court Wednesday issued a warrant for Rep. Tom DeLay, ordering him to appear at the Fort Bend County jail for booking on state conspiracy and money laundering charges. The court set an initial $10,000 bail as a routine step before the Texas Republicanʼs first court appearance Friday.

Rice: U.S. may still be in Iraq in 10 years WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declined on Wednesday to rule out American forces still being needed in Iraq a decade from now. Senators warned that the Bush administration must play it straight with the public or risk losing public support for the war. Pushed by senators from both parties to define the limits of U.S. involvement in Iraq and the Middle East, Rice also declined to rule out the use of military force in Iran or Syria, although she said the administration prefers diplomacy.

Drug found effective against cancer A drug that targets only diseased cells has proved astonishingly effective against an aggressive form of early breast cancer – a long-sought breakthrough that has doctors talking about curing thousands of women each year in this country alone. The drug, Herceptin, is already used for advanced cancer. But in three studies involving thousands of women with early-stage disease, it cut the risk of a relapse in half. Reports compiled from The Associated Press


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Junior Civil Engineering major, Brilliant Tran, learns to use survey equipment during class outside the Engineering building Wednesday.

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Pollak Library provides a wealth of resources By HENRY TRUC Daily Titan Asst. News Editor

Students at Cal State Fullerton may recognize the Pollak Library on campus as just a building filled with books for them to checkout. What they donʼt know is that there are many more services provided for those with a Titan Card. The library holds 1.2 million books available to checkout. Certain books used for class readings are available as well. Students can check-out materials at the Circulation and Course Reserves Desk, which is responsible for checking-out, renewing and locating materials, as well as assisting patrons. In addition to the books, the library provides students with a video library of about 5,700 laserdiscs, videotapes and DVDs. From motion pictures to documentaries, the Audiovisual and Curriculum

Materials Center, located on the fourth floor in the north wing, has rooms that students can utilize. Audio items, such as cassettes, LP records and CDs are also available for use. However, only faculty is allowed to check items out overnight. Students are not allowed to check anything out, but are more than welcome to use items in one of the 20 stations on the fourth floor. Students can checkout government documents and periodicals as well. Also, if the library does not have certain materials, the Interlibrary Loan Department may be able to borrow it from another location. The library also provides computer stations for students to use. The computer areas are located on the first floor and allow students to print and access the Internet. The Electronic Resources Area is located on the north side and has 75 workstations. A Titan Card is required to print and it costs 10 cents per page. The Internet Oasis is located on the south side and has 70 workstations that provide various Microsoft programs. Printing costs the same. There are also numerous computers located on each floor to

assist in locating materials. Titans who need a wireless connection for laptops have access in the entire north side of the library. Copy machines are located on the first floor in the south side of the library and second, third and fourth floors of the north side. For patrons who need a place to study, there are spots available on the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the library. For groups, the fourth floor accommodates with study rooms that are available for reservations. The rooms are for groups as small as two people or as many as 16. The library Web site alone offers students many features as well. The extensive catalog provides registered students with databases and journals, among other resources, that can be used online. The Web site has information about most aspects of the library, from book locations to service desks. There is also a feature that explains the processes and procedures of checking out library materials. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, except Fridays when it closes at 5 p.m. On Saturdays it is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m.

Today thru Saturday: “Some Americans Abroad” is playing in the Arena Theater of the Performing Arts Building. For more information, call (714) 278-3371. Today thru Saturday: “Orphan Muses” is playing at the Grand Central Theater on 125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana. For dates, times and ticket prices, call (714) 278-3371. Friday: The Billiard 9ball Tournament is in the TSU Underground. Join students, faculty and staff as they show their skills on the pool tables. For more information, call (714) 278-2144. Friday thru Sunday: “Anything Goes” is playing at the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center. For more information, call (714) 278-3371. Wednesday: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Information Session will be held at the Langsdorf Hall building in Room 210 (the Career Center) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is open to all students. To RSVP, email All events are free and on campus unless otherwise indicated. To have a specific entry added to the calendar section, please send an email to


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egies to work as a team to hide in different spots, say different lines, and change sides of which cornfield to pop out of. The field was dark and breezy. It helped to be creepy. Our first batch were couples in groups. They just ran past us. It was crazy. I didnʼt even get a chance to scream at them. A lot of them didnʼt expect me to pop out of the cornfield. It was beautiful. I could see them looking at the shack but I would pop out from another end and OʼFerrell would get them at the other end. The hardest part of the screama-thon was waiting for the victims to come to our spot. But, once we heard our cue, weʼd hide in a different spot. I started to get antsy hiding. So for one group, I just walked towards them with my hood down and I lifted it up and said, “Do you happen to have a Band-Aid, Iʼve seemed to cut myself?” Then, I had one girl close her eyes and hold her ears chanting, “I canʼt see you, but I know your there,” as she hurried down the trail. I made children cry. I felt bad, but they paid to be scared, so they were getting their moneyʼs worth. Fright Fair is running from now until Halloween. For more information check out

when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, Edelman-Blank said. Not all women are thrown into turmoil when they experience an unplanned pregnancy, EdelmanBlank said. “Some students come in focused,” Edelman-Blank said. “Theyʼll say ʻI need to do this— help me.ʼ” The Health Center offers Family Planning Access Care and Treatment (PACT), Californiaʼs family planning service for low-income, uninsured men and women. But half of all pregnancies in the United States are considered unwanted, Hermann said, and half of unwanted pregnancies end in abortion. If a young woman decides to have an abortion or carry the child to term and later put up for adoption, the Health Center provides contact information for adoption agencies or facilities that perform abortions in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The Health Center provides the emergency contraception Plan B, commonly known as the “morning after pill.” Within 72 hours of unprotected sex, a woman can schedule an appointment with one of the four nurse practitioners on campus and receive the emergency contraception for $15 at the campus pharmacy. Plan B is a sequence of two pills,

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the second pill taken 12 hours after the first, that has a high dose of levonorgestrel, the same hormone found in birth control pills. The higher hormone dose instigates a menstruation cycle, preventing possible pregnancy. Plan B is not the same as the RU486 pill, which terminates an existing pregnancy. Since appointments at the Health Center are often booked, only four nurse practitioners are available and emergency contraception must be taken within three days of unprotected sex to work, Hermann said. There is an agreement between CSUF and Cal Poly Pomona that allows students from each campus to see either universitiesʼ nurse practitionersʼ for emergency contraception. Many of the Health Centerʼs referrals go to Planned Parenthood, Hermann said. “In California, we offer confidential health care,” said Kimberlee Ward, Anaheim Planned Parenthoodʼs vice president of public affairs. Planned Parenthood has an anonymous hotline where callers can receive information regarding all available medical services, Ward said. “Absolutely we tell them about safe harbor laws.” All the centers and services are available to assist young women facing an unplanned pregnancy. “We just want them to be happy,” McDowell said.


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is able to communicate on a very coherent level. But the progress canʼt all be attributed to Dawa because new student clinicians filter in every semester. Clinical Supervisor Renee Miller, now in her fourth year at the clinic, oversees the strategies these students use and guides them in the right direction. “Each semester, we have a certain number of clients based on the number of students who are enrolled in the clinic for credit. They are all graduate students doing the therapy and theyʼre all supervised by people, like myself with masters degrees and our certificate of clinical confidence, which is issued by the American Speech and Hearing Association,” Miller said. The eight different clinics at the center focus on all different kinds of speech impediments. Children, adults, and multicultural factors are considered so that each client is put into the correct program. If a client requires treatment for longer than a semester, which they usually do, then they will most likely get a new therapist. But this is just the beginning for the student clinicians. “They take eight to 10 clinics total as part of their masterʼs program. The students do their beginning clinics here, and then they branch out and about midway through their graduate careers they do public school practicum experience, which is student teaching out


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75 are misleading the general public. You can opt out of having contributions go to political parties by simply checking a box on the form,” Woods said. “If an employee decides later on that he or she wants to opt out of contributing towards political parties, then they can fill out a blue form. It is as simple as that.” Woods argued that the ballot measure is unfair, unnecessary and discriminatory because the


Secretary Kiyo Young works in the Speech Language and Hearing Clinic where students train to become therapists and help others. at the public schools,” Miller said. She said the people at the center really provide a lot of emotional support for these families because they really understand where the families are coming from.

“Carly gets excited when she talks about how things were,” Bertolini said. “The tone of her voice elevates and you can just tell. Sheʼs getting involved with her church too and it helps.”

proposition only singles out public employees. Woods, a former high school teacher, argued that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has labeled teachers, police officers and firefighters as being part of special interests groups while allowing corporations to do as they please and contribute huge sums of money without being required to do so. Senior Meagan Johnson said both of the candidates constantly repeated their arguments. “I came to this debate knowing how I am going to vote, and the mayor didnʼt do anything to con-

vince me otherwise,” she said. While Mansoor used statistical information in his arguments, Woods primarily relied on the negative aspects of what Proposition 75 offers California. “I thought both men were pretty informative,” junior Dante Salazar said. “Mr. Woods used a lot of negative wording in his arguments, but not very many hard facts. Mr. Mansoor helped me to understand what is involved with Prop. 75 by using hard facts.” Proposition 75 will be on this Novemberʼs special election ballot.

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