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Egg Donors Earn Money for College Women earn thousands of dollars per donation, which some use toward education By Cindy Tullues Daily Titan Staff Writer Hundreds of female students are finding other means to keep up with college tuition by donating their eggs to couples and infertile women. For some, it is a cultural taboo, but egg donors receive a lucrative compensation of approximately $3,000 to $7,000 for their donation. “Every year college tuition is going up and pretty soon you cannot afford to go to school while working a part-time job,” said a Cal State Fullerton senior, who wishes to remain anonymous. “So sometimes you do what you can. Besides, women are born with thousands of eggs. I doubt anyone will notice if 15 are missing.” Lisa Craft, egg donor coordinator at Creative Conception, Inc. in Mission Viejo, said approximately 60 percent of donors do it because they need the money. “The other 40 percent do it because they want to do something good for someone else,” she said. By simply donating their eggs once, college women have enough tuition money for at least a year. The anonymous student admitted she has enough money for at least three semesters at CSUF after only one donation cycle.
“At first I was excited, but then as I started to become more involved I realized that what I was doing is beyond the money,” said the anonymous student. “But the money was definitely an added bonus.” Most donor programs prefer women in their early to mid 20s to ensure good quality donor eggs. Most college women fall within this criteria and are usually a popular donor match. “Donors in their early 20s are usually very healthy and fit and most of the time their donor cycles have good results,” Craft said. Women interested in the donation program must have a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle and be single or in a committed relationship. Most recipients also prefer college donors or women with an extended education. “Many recipients prefer a college educated donor as it may translate to them that the donor is responsible, intelligent and goal oriented,” said Tamara McNulty, a reproductive attorney. “Traits that they may like their child to have.” Currently all donors must have a high school diploma and must be enrolled in some college course. Agencies like Creative Conception, Inc. keep the donations anonymous, protecting the identity of the donor and recipients. “The donor and recipients enter into a legal contract defining the
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Unique Valentine’s Day services provide sweet melodies for doting couples By Julie Anne Ines Daily Titan Staff Writer
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Jamie, Summer, Chip and Steve of the Carlʼs Jr. Clipper Fan Patrol, demonstrate thier athletic ability for the crowd during the Carlʼs Jr. 15th anniversary celebration.
Titan Dance Team Reclaims No. 1 Title After falling from grace in last year’s Universal Dance Association Collegiate Nationals, CSUF dancers regain their step By Kirsten Alto Daily Titan Staff Writer Last year, the Cal State Fullerton dance team fell to second best after a five-year winning streak. This year, they are back on top after achieving first place in the Universal Dance Association Collegiate National Competition Division 1 Championship in January. Although the team just won a first place title in the United Spirit Associations Collegiate Nationals, this prestigious competition is the hardest to win. It is also the championship title the 12 women on the team and their two coaches, former team members Sam Muller Shen and Jennie Moreno Volkert, are most proud of. After beating out hundreds of video entries to finish first in the semifinal round, the ladies were given an all-expense paid trip to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the finals with teams from across the country. Some of the other teams they usually compete against are Missouri State, George Mason in Washington, D.C. and CSUF neighbor, Long Beach State. Coming in on top is something CSUF has worked very hard to achieve, especially after their 2005 slip to second place. “We changed everything to reclaim our title,” Shen said,
who graduated in 1998 from CSUF. Along with hiring a new choreographer, the changes included a healthier diet, a harsher workout, practicing four to five nights a week for three to six hours, plus performing at CSUF sporting events. The team also performs at high school college weeks and charity events. As a requirement of the competitions, all the girls on the team must be enrolled in school full time; even so, most of the girls on the team take 15 to 17 units and have jobs outside of school. It was not only a physical challenge to make it this far, but a mental one too. “From the beginning the team was working toward our goal and it took hard work and words of encouragement to make it,” team captain Staci Bainhardt said. Along with encouraging words, a new program was also added this year to boost the teamʼs morale. The Big Sister, Little Sister program was added because six of the 12 girls were freshman this year. The program was created to help the girls feel comfortable, have fun and work at being a team. “A lot of these girls do come as freshman and they really blossom over the years,” Shen said. The team members then leave Fullerton with experience to help them pursue a career in dance. Bainhardt said she wouldnʼt mind a career coaching for the team. “One day Iʼd like to be like my coaches,” she said. “I love my coaches.” The coaches said they show their mutual feelings by pushing the team to victory and developing friendships along the way.
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BACK ON TOP: CSUF Dance Team claims championship title once again. “We care about them and want them to succeed,” said Volkert. The Universal Dance Association Collegiate National Competition will be televised on March 19 at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN. Auditions for the team will be held on May 4. For more information, interested students may e-mail Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back in the days before Louis Vuitton bags and the KOST 103.5 Love Song Request Line, if a man wanted to show his genuine affection for a woman, he would wait outside her window hidden by the veil of night and serenade her with a romantic ballad. This often took some swallowing of pride on the would-be Casanovaʼs part, but more often than not, it gave him some points in the wooing department. While serenades arenʼt as widely practiced today, the gesture could make a girl or guy less inclined to give the angry-girlfriend-stare or the angry-boyfriend-cold-shoulder the next time something calls for either action. But for those unwilling to be a singing fool for love, singing telegrams are an alternative that
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For students who wish for a deeper campus involvement, the idea of joining a Greek organization seems aspiring. For others, the Greek system is a discouraging prospect. A general consensus surrounds the Greek system, where Greeks are commonly known by nonGreeks for their relentless drinking and partying, accompanied by casual sexual endeavors. In recent years several fights, alleged rapes and underage drinking have been reported at fraternity parties. In more serious cases, weapons were involved, resulting in physical injuries. In response to the violent acts, SEE GREEK = PAGE 3
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BAGHDAD, Iraq – Shiite lawmakers Sunday chose incumbent Ibrahim al-Jaafari to be Iraqʼs new prime minister, endorsing the physician and longtime exile for a second term by a single vote – thanks in large part to support by a radical anti-U.S. faction. Al-Jaafariʼs selection paves the way for the Shiite alliance to begin talks with parties representing Sunni Arabs, Kurds, secularists and others to form a broad-based government, which the U.S. hopes can calm the insurgency so American and other foreign troops can begin leaving.
TUESDAY: The Womenʼs Center is hosting Go Red For Women Day on the Titan Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to snacks being provided, there will be $5 chair massages. For more information, call (714) 278-4202. WEDNESDAY: The Philipino American Student Association will have its first general meeting at 3:30 p.m. in Pavilion B of the Titan Student Union.
Cheney Shoots Fellow Hunter WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying the fellow hunter in the face and chest with shotgun pellets. Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney from Austin, was “alert and doing fine” in a Corpus Christi hospital Sunday after he was shot by Cheney on a ranch in south Texas, said Katharine Armstrong, the propertyʼs owner.
Snow Buries Northeast NEW YORK – A record-breaking storm buried sections of the Northeast under more than 2 feet of snow on Sunday, marooning thousands of air travelers and making even a walk to the corner store treacherous. The National Weather Service said 26.9 inches of snow had fallen in Central Park, the most for a single storm since record-keeping started in 1869. The old record was 26.4 inches in December 1947.
Motion Filed to Stop Evictions NEW ORLEANS – Lawyers asked for a temporary restraining order Sunday to stop the evictions of 12,000 families left homeless by hurricanes Katrina and Rita from hotels across the nation on Monday. “We have provided the court with statements from people showing they have not been treated fairly by FEMA,” said Bill Quigley, an assistant dean of the Loyola University Law School, who with civil rights attorney Tracie Washington filed the motion.
Plane Crashes Into Home ROSEVILLE – A single-engine plane that appeared to be performing an aerobatic stunt lost control and crashed into a suburban home Sunday, killing at least one person on board the plane and sparking a fire that gutted the house, police said. The crash killed the pilot, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and local police. But there were conflicting reports about whether there were other fatalities or if the home was occupied at the time. Reports compiled from The Associated Press
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FULL FORCE: Titan Tusk Force member Nate Zablan, a junior art history major, sings and plays the electric piano during Discoverfest at the Quad on Wednesday.
COP BLOTTER MONDAY: At 9:52 a.m., a 5ʼ10ʼʼ male wearing a dark gray Led Zeppelin shirt, green messenger bag, green shorts and tennis shoes with socks was reported to be taking pictures with a camera phone up girls skirts as they went up the north facing stairs at Langsdorf Hall. The male, who is not a Cal State Fullerton student, was cited and told to leave the campus. At 4:25 p.m., the driverʼs side window of a car parked at the dorms was reported to be broken. The radio was still in place but the parking permit was missing. A male informed the campus dispatcher that he was depressed and threatened suicide at 10:12 p.m. He was kept on the line and informed that campus police were on their way to assist him. A male called university
police at 10:18 p.m. and said that his girlfriend had attempted to commit suicide by swallowing a whole bottle of Prozac pills. TUESDAY: At 2:12 p.m., the door of a vehicle parked in the parking structure of the dorms was reported to be broken. The break-in appeared to be an attempt to steal the radio. WEDNESDAY: The driverʼs side window of a car parked at the dorms on State College Boulevard was reported to be broken. The parking permit was stolen. At 3:58 p.m., a female reported that a male in his 30s with short black hair and a mustache had followed her from the 57 Freeway onto campus. An arrest was made. A male, in his 20s or 30s, with his pants completely down, was seen masturbating in the dorms. A report was taken. THURSDAY: A call was placed at 10:15 a.m. to report a
fight in a parking lot at Associated Road and Yorba Linda Boulevard. There were six individuals reportedly involved in the altercation. Campus police were unable to locate the fight. FRIDAY: Graffiti was reported in the third-floor menʼs restroom in McCarthy Hall. SATURDAY: The Irvine Police Department called University Police to inform them of a female Cal State Fullerton student who was involved in a fight with her boyfriend. Irvine police told the dispatcher that the boyfriend left his girlfriend in Irvine, and that the girlfriend was possibly en route to the campus dorm where her boyfriendʼs vehicle was parked. SUNDAY: A lock was reported cut off the door to the equipment room in the Kinesiology Building. It was unknown if there was any equipment missing at the time of the report.
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY: From 11-3 p.m., the Career Center will host a Student Open House to inform students about its services. Root beer floats will be provided and students can join a drawing to win a $100 Titan Shops giftcard. THURSDAY: Poetry Across Cultures will host its first gathering at the Memorial Grove – between the Kinesiology and Health Science buildings – at noon. FEB. 20: Campus will be closed in observance of Presidentsʼ Day.
OFF CAMPUS T H U R S D AY- S AT U R D AY: The Kings of Dance, which premiers works from accomplished ballet choreographers, will be at Segerstrom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows and Sundayʼs 2 p.m. show range from $20-75. FRIDAY-SUNDAY: The Orange County Fair and Exposition Center will have a scrapbook expo. Tickets cost $8 for adults. Children under 12 are free. For more information, log on to www.scrapbookexpo.com.
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DONATION FROM PAGE 1 terms of their relationship and donation arrangement,” McNulty said. “This is done to protect the parties, state what their obligations and duties are, what benefits they are to receive and to limit their liability.” Aside from gaining a profitable compensation, all donor candidates will receive extensive medical screening, including a psychological interview, basic cognitive test (IQ testing), genetic evaluations and medical screening. “Most of these tests are very costly and donors will walk away knowing more about themselves free of charge,” Craft said. Once a donor and a recipient are matched up, the donor endures medical tests and will receive medications to stimulate her ovaries to mature multiple eggs. Within about three weeks, the matured eggs will be retrieved in a medically controlled environment. Donors might experience some
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CSUFʼs Dean of Students and the Inter-fraternity and Panhellenic Councils organized a Greek safety task force to monitor fraternity house events by implementing strong rules and regulations to ensure a safe and controlled social environment. “I used to go out to the row a lot with my friends who go to Fullerton,” said Jessica OʼConnor, non-CSUF student. “Some of the parties can get kind of crazy, but they are never as bad as people think they are.” Open parties are not permitted, according to the Social Event Management and Safety Guidelines. All fraternity parties require a guest list that must be submitted to the Dean of Students prior to the event. The guest list, which includes fraternity members, cannot
temporary bloating and soreness after the egg retrieval. The extracted eggs are then fertilized with a partner or donated sperm and injected into the intended uterus of the mother who has also been undergoing treatment. From that point on, successful conception rests in the hands of fate. Craft said it is important that “donors have to be emotionally detached and have to understand that when they donate their eggs it becomes the recipient coupleʼs child. They lose all rights to the donated eggs as a parent.” In 2005, the anonymous student underwent the donation process. After 10 years of infertility, the recipient parents became pregnant. The baby is expected in May. “I was really excited when I found she was pregnant,” the student said. “I know it sounds cliché but there is nothing better than the gift of life.” While many college donors find the process liberating and inspiring, moral arguments have been raised against women donating their eggs.
“Some people think that when donors go through the process that they give up their genetics,” Craft said. “They believe that [donors] are giving up their own child.” The student explained that she was faced with the same moral dilemma, but has since found greater satisfaction in the idea that she has helped someone have a child of her own. “Many donors may not realize all the medical procedures that recipients have gone through in trying to conceive,” McNulty said. “Something we take for granted growing up as children thinking one day you will have your own family, only to find out that you cannot.” McNulty advises potential donors to do background research about their chosen facility and to fully understand the detailed procedure, the risks involved, as well as the possible ramifications before entering into the commitment. “Egg donation is a wonderful way to help couples have a child, but it is not for everyone,” Craft said.
exceed 300 people. Parties also have to be monitored by a minimum of two security guards who also must provide wristbands to people 21 and over. All entering guests are required to have a valid I.D. “Basically, itʼs like this. If you are not on the list, you cannot get in,” OʼConnor said. “Especially if you do not go to [CSUF].” The Safety Guidelines also state that all fraternity parties have to be 18 and over and are required to end by 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and by 11 p.m. Sundays thru Thursdays. Most party regulations mainly apply to fraternities because sorority houses are “dry” houses, which means that alcohol is not allowed on the residences, Merino said. Sororities are also not allowed to have any parties unless it is on an off-site location. Many Greeks try to fend off the common perception of Greek life, saying their organizations do
not only offer social networking, but also academic and scholastic support to members. “In my fraternity you have to have a 2.5 GPA to get initiated,” said Pi Kappa Phi member Tony Grijalva. “College is a party atmosphere in general, but we have our academic standards.” Sorority women have a higher overall GPA of 2.76 compared to the overall non-Greek women GPA of 2.66, according to statistics provided by the Greek Life Guide. “A lot of the fraternity guys and even sorority girls seem really smart and very driven, but there is definitely that handful that only drink and party,” OʼConnor said. Three percent of CSUF students are involved in Greek life, according to Greek Life Guide. Merino said the social aspect of Greek life is very appealing, but Greek students are undeniably held to a higher standard than non-Greek students.
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Members of the Third Wave Feminist Club stand in silent protest near Becker Amphitheater on Monday to make a statement about the violence of war.
TELEGRAMS FROM PAGE 1 could strike all the right chords this Valentineʼs Day. They arenʼt as hard to come by as one might think. In fact, the Fullerton Orange Empire Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, has been delivering singing valentines all over Orange County for 15 years. What makes the societyʼs valentines memorable is that each singing valentine is sung in barbershop quartets: four men singing four-part harmonies. For $40, the quartet sings any two songs from their Valentineʼs Day repertoire, delivers a card, a longstem rose surrounded by babyʼs breath and a photo souvenir. The proceeds support music education throughout the countyʼs schools, said Art Clayton, quartet member and the organizer for the society. The funds also support youth camps and weekend workshops where young people can learn how to sing.
Artistic Singing Telegrams in Diamond Bar offers a similar service, but the style of telegrams, which average about $200, is a little different from the harmony society. “I like to call it more of a ʻpunk gram,ʼ ” said owner Gina Bacon, who has been involved in singing telegrams since 1982. Her telegrams aim to embarrass the receiver: one character available to deliver the singing telegram is the 300-pound cupid, who has wings, a tutu and fairy dust. But Bacon, who is also a performer who delivers a mean Marilyn Monroe impression, says itʼs all done in good fun. This Valentineʼs Day, a customer is going to surprise his girlfriend with a marriage proposal while wearing a gorilla suit, Bacon said. For those whoʼd prefer to have their message delivered on the phone, Michael Rickles of Singing Phonegrams is the man to call. For $50, Singing Phonegrams records a 10-second comment from the customer, which the company then mixes into one of its three Valentineʼs Day songs in a 32-track
studio. Then the message is delivered “live” at the specified time and number. While the message is being delivered over the phone, the company secretly records the receiverʼs reaction. Two to three days after the live delivery, they receive a package in the mail that contains a box of chocolates and a teddy bear holding a recording of the message along with the receiverʼs reaction. Rickles, who started the company in 1998, said if the couple gets married, they can share the valentine with their children and grandchildren. Even though Singing Phonegrams is located in northern Alabama, the company can send messages to every continent since itʼs done over the phone. Rickles said he once had someone call from Iraq to send a phonegram to his fiancée in Seattle. People can even place an order, record a message and have it delivered in 15 minutes, Rickles said. “Your valentine will never know that you waited until the last minute,” he said.
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he last two weeks have seen Middle Eastern protesters taking to the streets to burn Danish flags and Danish embassies. The activists are rallying against cartoons published in a Danish newspaper that lampooned the prophet Muhammad. The ongoing protests have seen several Danish and Norwegian embassies burned, 12 people killed, and no protesters arrested. The protests have ignited a debate over freedom of speech and of the press worldwide. In a statement, the U.S. State Department blamed the European media, and said that freedom of the press and of expression must be balanced with responsibility. British foreign secretary Jack Straw made similar remarks in statements to the press, calling the cartoons “unnecessary” and “insensitive”. The European Union is calling for a mechanism that would allow the European media to “self regulate” its content. In essence, these political leaders are calling for the press to regulate itself in such a manner as to not insult or criticize any group. They are the staunch defenders of delicate sensibilities. They aim to make sure that freedom of speech means never hearing something disagreeable. There were no protests or press statements issued by the state department when the New
York Times published photos of a Brooklyn Art Museum exhibit featuring a painting of the Virgin Mary painted with elephant dung. The President did not concern himself with the airing of NBCʼs “The Book of Daniel,” which many Christian groups cite as offensive. Why would the governments of the world call for the press to limit its commentary on one religion while not limiting commentary on another? If taken to their logical ends, the actions called for by these world leaders would result in very little commentary offered by the press about any religious group. This hardly seems like the responsible course of action. In societies where religion plays a dominant role in public policy and social conduct, it hardly seems “responsible” to limit the public discourse on it. It is also not “responsible” for a coalition of governments, who are self-proclaimed dispatchers of freedom, to stand before the world and call for silence from the media on dangerous political issues. Creating a disenfranchised class of people, in the name of “responsibility”, who are shut out of the public debate because they have something negative to say could also have dire consequences. It could create civil unrest and mass protests. It could result in riots and embassies burning to the ground. But it will probably just result in the publication of offensive political cartoons.
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Give Me Liberty; Give Me Death By Jimmy Stroup Daily Titan Staff Writer
ʻve got this friend (and he knows who he is) whoʼs for abortion rights on a privacy footing and heʼs also equally passionate about his disdain for the death penalty, citing it as “inhumane.” We can commonly refer to him as your everyday liberal. Now, my dad, on the other hand, is this big-time conservative-type who will go on for hours about the evils of abortion but canʼt wait to throw the switch on the murderers down on the row. The liberal argues that we should cull the babies and not the possibly innocent murderers, and the conservative argues that we ought to kill the murderers and save the precious babies. Follow? This vehement disagreement got me to thinking about the illog-
ic of both of these stances. In both tion on both of these arguments: circumstances – abortion and the Iʼm for death. death penalty – somebody dies. I love the death penalty. If you I suppose you can argue that the kill your co-workers in a fit of rage, fetus isnʼt a “somebody,” but for I think we ought to whack you out. this argument If you murder weʼre going your pregnant to give them wife (a la Scott “somebody” Peterson), or “I’m all for the death status, OK? bury your teenpenalty. If you kill your age lovers under Is it rational to adopt your house (a co-workers in a fit of either of these la John Wayne philosophies? Gacy), I think rage, I think we ought Everyone you deserve to to whack you out. ” thinks life is be deprived of precious, but all your liberty arenʼt these forever. Jimmy Stroup two groups These people Daily Titan Staff Writer arguing that are obviously one is more crazy, so what deserving of good does it life than the other? I say, “Why, serve to allow them to stick around yes. They are!” and so I had to and maybe go on some more killfigure out a new way to come at ing rampages? In fact, I think the death penalty ought to be applied this big ball of wax. I, on the other hand, subscribe more liberally, allowing more of to the only totally defensible posi- these creepy weirdoes to exit the
planet ASAP. As for abortion: I donʼt think itʼs as great as the death penalty, but Iʼm for that, too. There are all sorts of scenarios where abortion needs to be allowed. And regulating under which circumstances a woman can and canʼt have an abortion is way too subjective. Plus, I feel pretty strongly that women ought to be allowed to do what they like with their bodies. I guess you could argue that if youʼre against both abortion and the death penalty, you have a totally defensible position, too. Maybe thatʼs true, but if you think that, you live in a fairy tale world where we all give each other candy canes and hugs and say only peaceful, pleasant things to each other. It comes down to consistency, really. Singling out this group for life over that group for death is hypocritical, really. And Iʼm for consistency. Where do you suppose I come out on assisted suicide?
CSUF Walking Etiquette: It’s Only Right By Benjamin Weiner For the Daily Titan
With the new semester comes the usual influx of tremendous amounts of students on campus. Because attendance during the first week is mandatory, nearly the entire population of Cal State Fullerton is on campus at any one time. This leads to many annoyances, parking probably being the most significant. But there is another transportation issue I have noticed that needs to be addressed. Many classes end at the same time, leading to mobs of people, all scurrying about the campus with no particular order. People bob and weave as they walk through hallways, stairways, and walkways. As a witness to this hectic state, I would like to propose some rules for pedestrian traffic. These are less like rules, than common sense. Just as we have rules for motor vehicles,
chaos. we too need rules for pedestrians. When going down stairways, Not a day goes by in which we are not forced to avoid someone stick to the outside; when going up, walking directly in our path. There stay to the inside. Always stay to is absolutely no reason, people the right, and pass slower walkers just slightly should bump into to their left, one another, but not so or have to juke “Just as motor vehifar out as to each other, while obstruct the walking. I am cles have two direction path oncomappalled that ing pedespeople do not traffic, so too should trians. If the understand basic need to talk to walking etipedestrians ... ” quette. a friend, check Just as motor a cell phone, vehicles have two look into a Benjamin Weiner direction traffic, backpack, or Fullerton Student so too should glance over pedestrians, just a schedule is as vehicles drive so great, find on the right side, so a place off to the too should we walk on the right. side, to “pull over” out of the way If a driver merges into traffic, of others. he must yield to oncoming traffic. A driver would hopefully not stop Cutting in slows the rest of the traf- vehicles in the middle of the road to fic, which leads to traffic jams and talk to his friends, so why do it in
the middle of a walkway? There should be a hierarchy to campus traffic. First are pedestrians, more favor given to the handicap, elderly and small children, then skateboards, rollerblades and scooters, then bicycles, motorized scooters, and motorcycles, then cars and trucks. Each of these modes of transportation yields the right of way to any that precedes them. Always follow these rules, unless signs state otherwise, such as on the road between the sports fields and the Arboretum. These are not rules that can easily be enforced, but they should be followed as a common courtesy nevertheless. Rules are created to keep people and property safe and maintain order. Fights and injuries can occur when people bump into each other. These rules will help to keep our campus safer and flowing more smoothly. It is about respect and courtesy, for the sake of our fellow students and citizens.
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CSUF Deals UNLV Three-Game Sweep Halo’s
New Name Stays
Titans’ stellar pitching staff, defense key in low scoring win against Rebels By Jon Castillo Daily Titan Staff Writer
The Cal State Fullerton baseball team completed a three-game sweep of University Nevada Las Vegas behind a solid outing by Titans junior pitcher Lauren Gagnier to beat the Rebels 3-1, Sunday afternoon. “Coaches did a great job calling the game,” Gagnier said. “It was pretty important for us to have a good weekend at home. And just battled out there, we got hits when we needed to.” Gagnier reversed his fortunes against the Rebels by allowing one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched. He had allowed six runs in six innings in his previous start against Stanford. The Titans were sharp on the field, making the defensive stops when they were needed. The Titans had two pickoff plays, one with two runners on, to end two innings that helped ensure three consecutive wins at Goodwin Field in their homestand. “We really try to pride ourselves on defense,” Titans Head Coach George Horton said. “We think we are a superior defensive team and thatʼs good for the pitchers.” Senior catcher Cory Vanderhook, produced the Titans first run with a sacrifice in the second inning, scoring senior outfielder Danny Dorn. The Titans threatened to have a big inning in the third, loading the bases, but a double play ended the inning resulting in no runs
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SAFE SLIDING: CSUF senior second baseman Justin Turner slides just on time to third base during the third inning before UNLVʼs junior infielder Chad Miller could tag him out during Sundayʼs game at Goodwin Field. scored. With trouble producing runs early in the game, the Titans got some help from the Rebels in the sixth inning. Rebels pitcher Chris Saddoris commited an error and was called for a balk to bring home junior designated hitter Bryan Harris in for the Titansʼ second run. Junior third baseman Evan McArthur drove in the Titans third run with a double in the sixth inning that proved to be enough
to clinch the win. Senior second baseman Justin Turner collected two hits and went 6-for-12 for the series. He also made some key defensive stops, highlighted by a diving stop to start the ninth inning to throw out a runner at first. “We really only gave away one inning this weekend on defense,” Turner said. “We say offense might win ballgames - but defense wins championships.” Junior closer Vinnie Pestano
entered the game for the Titans in the seventh inning in relief of Ryan Paul, who walked the only batter he faced, coming in after Gagnier had finished up his afternoon. Pestano was able to end the inning with the Rebels threatening with two runners on base. Pestano pitched the last 2.1 innings for the Titans, striking out three for the save. The pitching staff of the Titans benefited from timely hitting by their batters after having a tough
time producing the key hit last weekend at Stanford. In this series, the Titans scored 25 runs against the Rebels, including a season high 13 runs on another season-high 15 hits on Saturday. The Titans improved to 3-3 on the season after losing three straight in Stanford last weekend. They now improve their all-time series record against the Rebels to 65-17 and are now 20-2 versus the Rebels at Goodwin Field.
doubles matches. The point earned from the sweep enables the Gauchos to head back home victorious. With the set score 8-7 the Gauchos Dintar hit a forehand that overpowered Le and led to the eventual 9-7 set victory. The Titans doubles play let them down, but their singles kept them in the match. Titans Inalpulat, Chip Dunbar and Shaghig-Shelly Injejikian had
solid victories that kept their hopes of victory alive. Inalpulat defeated Pintar 6-3, 1-6, 3-0 in a match that defined by rallies. She was able to outlast Pintar mainly because of a strong forehand, which had not been up to par in her standards the past couple of matches. “The rallies took a lot out of me, but I knew if I just stayed in the zone and kept it simple my shots would fall in,” Inalpulat said. “I didn’t get
down after a horrible second serve and finished my opponent off strong in the third.” Dunbar fed off a grueling first set win and finished off her opponent, Brittany Kausen in straight sets 7-5, 6-3. Injejikian defeated Mio Fukoshima 6-3, 7-6. Lady luck continued to not be on the side of the women’s team, although the Titans improved from their 7-0 loss to Long Beach State on Friday. The Gauchos were miss-
ing Marielle Gruening, their best player. Despite the tough loss Titans Head Coach Bill Reynolds said he felt that the team is still improving and he admires their will to keep on fighting. “We’re playing tough teams and getting better even though our overall record does not show it,” Reynolds said. “Our doubles teams are still being experimented and that makes consistency harder.”
Gauchos Gouge Out Win Against Fullerton By Tim Young Daily Titan Staff Writer
The Cal State Fullerton womenʼs tennis team lost their sixth straight match in a row, 4-3 against UC Santa Barbara at the Titan Courts, Saturday. Gauchos Andrea Dintar and Charlotte Scatliffe defeated Titans Gina Le and Ruya Inalpulat 9-7 to give Santa Barbara a sweep in
Titans Shut Down Matadors CSUF ends home game losing streak with defense, strong team play, work By Christen D’Alessandro Daily Titan Staff Writer
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ELEVATION: Titan junior forward Justin Burns goes strong to the basket as CSUF beats CSUN, 81-63.
Fresh off their first ESPN appearance since 1990, the Cal State Fullerton menʼs basketball team finally came out of their home-court losing streak Saturday, beating Cal State Northridge, 8163, at Titan gym. Though fan attendance did drop noticeably to about 750 people from about 2,550 on Thursdayʼs nationally televised home game against Pacific, CSUF. “It was encouraging to win at home,” Titanʼs Head Coach Bob Burton said. CSUF senior forward Jamaal Brown had a game-high 25 points, making 12 of 15 field goal attempts, including one from threepoint range. “I credit my point guards,”
Jamaal Brown said, referring to teammates junior Bobby Brown and senior John Clemmons. “They made me look good tonight.” Burton said this game was one of the best offensive games the team has played all year because they all shared the basketball. Bobby Brown put up 15 points to go along with his eight assists and four rebounds. Senior guard Jermaine Harper had 16 points, four from behind the arc. Sophomore guard Frank Robinson and junior forward Justin Burns both had seven points for the Titans. The game started out with a three-point play by Burns and then back to back baskets for the Matadors to make the score 4-3. That was the only time Fullerton would trail in the game. The Titans ran off the court at half time with a 39-28 lead. The Titans never let the Matadors within 10 points in the whole second half. Bobby Brown that the team brought the intensity of the previ-
ous game against Pacific to this game and thatʼs what helped them win. “The difference was our defense,” Burton said. “Jermaine Harper guarding [Mike] Efevberha was huge.” Junior guard Mike Efevberha of CSUN scored 39 points against CSUF the last time they met. Harper held him to only five points Saturday afternoon. “We played extremely good team defense,” Jamaal Brown said. For the Matadors, sophomore guard Jonathan Heard scored 16 points, while junior center Thomas Shewmake and sophomore Calvin Chitwood each had 14. This win improves the Titans to a 11-10 overall record and 4-7 in the Big West Conference. The Matadors now drop to 3-7 in conference and 9-12 overall. Fullertonʼs next three conference games are on the road. The Titans will travel to Long Beach State on Wednesday. Tip-off will be at 7:35 p.m. “We have to keep our winning attitude,” Bobby Brown said.
In the end, the battle between the city of Anaheim and the former Anaheim Angels over the teamʼs name came down to one word: include. A jury ruled late Thursday that the Angels owner Arte Moreno did not breach a contract with the city when he changed the teamʼs name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last January. In a 9-3 verdict, the jurors found that the new name was consistent with a 10year-old stadium lease agreement, which only specified that the team name should include the word Anaheim in it. Jurors, who decided the issue in just over four hours, also found the team did not violate a state law requiring good faith and fair dealing when it renamed itself. City officials said the change cost Anaheim at least $100 million in lost tourism, publicity and so-called “impressions” – buzz the city gets each time its name appears in the national media in conjunction with a Major League Baseball team. The cityʼs attorney had asked the jury for as much as $373 million in damages. Outside court, Moreno told reporters he was relieved by the ruling, adding he needed to change the teamʼs name to expand its market. “I was trying to create something positive and more inclusive ... which we believed was our legal right to do,” Moreno said. “Long term, weʼre going to have a healthier franchise that can compete.” Pringle said he was disappointed and insisted the case was about more than money for Orange County residents, who have long felt overshadowed by bigger, flashier Los Angeles. The city sued the Angels in January 2005 “to make sure the identity of our community, both in Orange County and in the city of Anaheim, was preserved,” Pringle said. City officials argued during the monthlong trial that The Walt Disney Co., which sold the franchise to Moreno in 2003, agreed to call the team the Anaheim Angels and signed a 1996 stadium lease agreement committing to that. Although the lease language said only the name shall “include” the word Anaheim, the city said Disney promised to call the team the Anaheim Angels in exchange for concessions, including stadium repairs and the use of the stadium itself. A number of the cityʼs witnesses, including former Disney officials and city officials who helped negotiate the lease agreement, testified that the intent of all parties was to call the team the Anaheim Angels. The Angels attorneys argued, however, that the city never got that promise in writing and the final contract terminated all verbal agreements and promises made during negotiations. Moreno, who took the stand on three different occasions, maintained that changing the name did not violate the contract because he kept Anaheim in it. He said he wanted to use Los Angeles to capitalize on the second-largest media market in the nation. The Angelsʼ arguments clearly won over a majority of jurors, who voted 9-3 on both questions. Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Polos could still decide to issue an injunction reverting the name back to the Anaheim Angels. A hearing to discuss that possibility was scheduled for March 2.