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Monday September 25, 2006

The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

‘Dog’ Gives Bounty Hunters a Bad Name

Fish Fine, Other Pets Not OK for Dorms

Local bounty hunters voice concerns about TV agent’s recent arrest By Harmony Trevino

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By KEVIN COLE

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SEE PETS - PAGE 2

By DAVID OSBORNE/Daily Titan

STILL SMILING - Kenny Gibson (left) finds support from his family including his brother Lloyd (right). Kenny is paralyzed from the waist down due to a sports injury he suffered two years ago on his highschool football team.

Back on the Playing Field

CSUF student receives a Swim with Mike athletic scholarship By RACHEL DOUGLASS

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Even though Kenny Gibson lost the ability to walk, he said he can smile because he just began his freshman year at Cal State Fullerton. 18-year-old Gibson is one of 22 recipients of the Swim with Mike athletic scholarship, a scholarship given to students who have suffered an injury that prevents them from practicing their sport. Two years ago Gibson was playing football for his alma mater, Damien High School in La Verne, when he was pushed into a tackle that broke one of his vertebrae and compressed his spine.

The doctors say that I won’t ever fully recover. But I keep on doing my exercises at home ... and I pray. I pray a lot.

– Kenny Gibson CSUF Student

Darlene Stevenson has found everything from mice and hamsters to boa constrictors in the Cal State Fullerton dorms. Stevenson, the director of housing and residents life at CSUF, is in charge of enforcing the University’s dorm pet policy, which is currently limited to a fish in a five-gallon container. CSUF has ����������������������� 820 students liv������� ing���� on campus, a few of them have fish as a pet,��������������������������������� she said.����������������������� Fish don’t need to be registered with ��������������������� CSUF housing a��s long as they are within the policy, she said. S���������������������������������� tevenson�������������������������� said i������������������� t is �������������� ap������������ parent ����� when students have unauthorized pets, ��� because they �������������������������� may ���������������������� have litter boxes and kibbles on ������������� the patio�. “��������������������������������� I�������������������������������� t doesn’t take long������������� ,������������ ”����������� she������� ���������� said��. “You have an environment w����� here� four to six people are living with each other – there are no secrets�� .�” She said a person is notified and required������������������������������ to �������������������������� get����������������������� the animal ����������� out of the dorm within ������������������������������ a specified time limit. “They decide what they do with the animal����������������������� ,���������������������� ”��������������������� Ste����������������� venson����������� said.����� “We are not confiscating people’s dogs or their birds or anything like that.” While s���������������������� tudents can �������������� propose a change in policy������������������ through the������ resident hall association, Sharnette Underdue, residential community coordinator������������������������� at CS������������������� UF for four years,� said she didn������������������������� ’������������������������ t����������������������� know if��������������� ����������������� they���������� would ��������� be able to change ������������������������ the current������������� pet policy. She said she������������������������� see��������������������� s�������������������� the benefit of having a ������������������������������� strict ������������������������ pet policy�������������� and has ����� seen the damage done. T������������������������������ wo years ago a resident had a snake that escaped and got into the toilet through the pipes��������������� . It ���������� went into the toilet in a room in the floor below���������������� ,��������������� Underdue������ said�. The ladies in the dorm below realized there was a problem because there was a blockage��������������� .�������������� Someone went in late at night to use the restroom.

The blow left Gibson paralyzed and unable to walk or write. “I woke up on the ground and couldn’t feel my body,” he said. After the accident Gibson underwent two surgeries, one to fix the vertebrae and another to add a plate in his spine. Gibson, who lost 60 pounds in the first three weeks, is no longer an athlete – however, he believes that he will walk again. “The doctors say that I won’t

ever fully recover,” he said. “But I keep on doing my exercises at home with my mom and I pray. I pray a lot.” Gibson went back to school after missing the second semester of his junior year but due to health issues was unable to attend his high school graduation. His high school honored him with a personalized graduation. “Damien [High School] showed me love,” said Gibson, who commutes to CSUF from Diamond Bar. “So many people showed up, kids that had already graduated, people I didn’t even know.” Gibson has found a strong support system. Among them is Mike Orr, founder of the Swim with Mike scholarship program. The scholarship covers Gibson’s tuition and fees as long as he keeps SEE SCHOLARSHIP - PAGE 4

The arrest of bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman has local fugitive recovery agents – more commonly known as bounty hunters – criticizing the reality TV star and the way he handles his vocation. U.S. Marshals detained Chapman, who was later released on $300,000 bail, on Sept. 14 for the 2003 capture of Andrew Luster in Mexico, where bounty hunting is illegal. Luster had escaped to Mexico in 2003 after posting bail during his highly publicized rape trial. Chapman “does give the profession a bad name,” said Don Moon, a recovery agent in Pasadena. “I find it very hypocritical that he goes out and collects people that are fugitives and he was a fugitive himself. People in the law enforcement will tell you that you don’t do that. When you go to recover people, you need to be within the law.” Moon, a former Marine Corps officer, has been a fugitive recovery agent since 2001 and has a bachelor’s degree in political science. He said that the profession has a lot of shaping up to do. Moon said that in 1997, five men who claimed to be bounty hunters raided a home and killed two Arizona residents. Even though the criminals falsely claimed to be bounty hunters, the incident brought demands for new regulations in the business. “A lot of bounty hunters now have master’s degrees,” said Hemetbased fugitive recovery agent Maria Caban. “A lot of them are private investigators, are ex-military and law enforcement.” Caban, who also owns her own fugitive recovery agency called FTA Recovery Group, said that bonds agents and fugitive recovery agents go to seminars for continuing education, networking, learning the new laws and learning about new technology that is available to them. Chapman’s reality show “Dog: The Bounty Hunter” isn’t helping

the profession’s image said Caban. Caban, a six-year veteran of the industry, has met Chapman at a couple seminars. She said that he is a good guy and does good work, but the way he approaches bounty hunting is made for television. “Those of us that work hard don’t like it,” Caban, said about the way Chapman portrays bounty hunting to the public. Moon said that in reality the job can be mundane and time consuming. The only time the job gets intense, he said, is when a fugitive is about to be caught. While agents don’t agree with how Chapman portrays bounty hunting, he has brought a lot of public attention to the business with his show. Moon said what is seen on TV is overstated. But that’s what the audience wants, said Cal State Fullerton Criminal Justice Professor Jarret Lovell, an expert in popular culture and media coverage of crime. Lovell said it appeals to an audience who enjoys watching the good guy catching the bad guy. “Part of what’s enticing about the ‘good guy’ getting caught is precisely that: the restoration of law and order and a renewed faith that ‘goodness’ will always prevail,” Lovell said in an e-mail interview. Referring to Chapman’s arrest, CSUF Criminal Justice Professor Kevin Meehan says that even though a bounty hunter is not really within the formal criminal justice system, they must still abide by the laws. “We have to honor constitutional rights of individuals,” Meehan said, acknowledging that people were probably pleased that Luster was off the street. “Ultimately, the question becomes do the ends justify the means?” Caban added that she didn’t want what happened to Chapman to “affect the rest of us who actually do work hard.” “It shouldn’t in any way shape or form, form anybody’s opinions,” Caban said. “We all are professionals. We are all law abiding and we all make sure that the civil rights of the subject that we arrest are taken into consideration.”

Academic Senate Disapproves of CSUF Involvement in Housing Project Planned community for campus faculty has been in the works for two years By Paul Saiedi

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GOING UP - There are plans for new homes to be built on this open trench atop of the hill next to the Fullerton Creek.

The Academic Senate chose to recommend that Cal State Fullerton should have no involvement with a proposed faculty housing agreement Thursday. The faculty housing, which would provide 300 homes for CSUF and Cal Poly Pomona faculty, would have been developed as part of a larger project by Shell and Exxon Mobile’s jointly owned energy and development firm AERA.

The Senate, in a 21-7 vote, decided to recommend to President Milton Gordon that CSUF have no involvement with AERA. CSUF’s interest in the development is to acquire affordable housing to sell to new faculty struggling with housing costs in Orange County. The project, already two years in development, is scheduled to include commercial buildings, a golf course and 3,600 homes to be built in the foothills bordering Los Angeles and Orange counties. AERA’s project is the second major residential development for Shell and Exxon Mobile in Orange County. The first development was an 840-acre planned community and golf course in Yorba Linda known as Vista del Verde.

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The new project, the largest single residential development proposed in the hills of Orange County, is located west of the 57 freeway and seven miles north of CSUF. Concerns over the development were initiated by Jonathan Taylor, a geography professor, and seconded by Mark H. Shapiro, professor of physics. The development is situated on a major earthquake fault, is prone to floods and brush fires and would be built over existing oil fields, Shapiro said. “It is always amazing to me how Californians seem to build houses where they do not belong,” Shapiro said. The project faces opposition from multiple environmental preservation

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groups in addition to the senators. Bill Dickerson, who oversees faculty housing development for CSUF, said the AERA’s project would have minimal effects on traffic. Some audience members disagreed with Dickerson and voiced fears that the project will overburden Harbor Boulevard and the 57 Freeway with extra traffic. Another major concern is the effect that AERA’s plan will have on wildlife. The current habitat on the proposed construction site supports bobcats, coyotes, mule deer, greater roadrunners and horned lizards. In response to apprehensions regarding wildlife preservation, DickSEE HOUSING- PAGE 2

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September 25, 2006

In Brief

PETS: Snakes in A toilet

CAMPUS CALENDAR Today

Free one-day walking workshop at the Arboretum from noon to 1:30 p.m. To RSVP contact Jeana French, Fit4Life Program Coordinator at the Center for Successful Aging, at successaging@fullerton.edu or (714) 278-7012.

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Tuesday

Founding member of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientist, Jaime Oaxaca will be on campus to discuss the lack of Hispanics in the upper ranks of corporations and the government. He will be in the Portola Pavilion in the TSU from noon to 1 p.m. The map above details the area the proposed housing project will be built on.

Wednesday

ASI Candidate Packets become available in TSU room 207. Deadline to turn in packets is Oct. 10. Dollar bowling nights. Every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. the TSU Underground will be providing bowling shoes and games for $1.

Thursday

Author Immaculee Ilibagiza, who wrote “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust,” will be in the Irvine Campus quad at 5 p.m. for a book signing and to discuss the events she experienced in 1994.

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erson said “AERA will construct a wildlife corridor.” A wildlife corridor is a safe pathway developed for wildlife to freely move from an existing area – one often being encroached on by freeway or housing developments – to another natural habitat. Such corridors exist throughout California. Dickerson, who showed the senate an overview of AERA’s project, said in his experience projects like this one happen no matter how much they are contested. “The project will go forward

even if CSUF chooses not to participate,” Dickerson said. Sometimes a university must take a moral position, Taylor said. “Just because the development is going to happen with our without our participation doesn’t mean we should jump on board … you don’t want to end up on the wrong side of a controversial issue,” Taylor said. Not all members were in opposition to the joint venture. Zvi Drezner, from the Information Systems and Decisions Science departments, said CSUF is going

to feel “stupid” if it chooses not to partner with AERA. “We are going to end up hiring new faculty and they are going to have no place to live, but the Cal Poly professors are going to have homes,” Drezner said. Shell, Exxon Mobile and AERA declined to comment. “The CSUF Academic Senate functions as an advisory committee to the president,” said Paula Selleck, CSUF Public Affairs director. “He will now decide whether to follow the senate’s resolution or not.”

POLICE BLOTTER Sunday At 11:38 p.m., a suspicious character was spotted following a pair of women for roughly five minutes. The suspect was described as a slender man with dark hair and wearing a light gray sweater. Tuesday At 12:45 p.m. a heavy-set man clad in blue jeans was spotted masturbating in public. The reporting part witnessed this and notified the authorities. At 11:04 p.m. a suspicious person

was spotted papering the campus with flyers. The man was described as wearing a Dodger hat, with a striped shirt and jeans, and listening to an iPod. Thursday At 1:41 p.m. the agency assisted in a disturbing of the peace call to Nutwood East. The suspect was a male with a shaved head who was clad in all black clothing. Friday A home invasion was reported on Santa Isabel, as two men armed

with handguns ransacked a home and took a strongbox and a laptop computer. The men were described as being in their early 20s, with one of them having dreadlocked hair.

She opened the lid and there was a snake coiled up in the toilet, she said. “It was not very funny to her, she was traumatize����������������������� d,��������������������� ”�������������������� Underdue said.����� “It was a six-foot python in the toilet.” Another danger that can come from hiding pets is that there are some people that are allergic to different kind of pets and pet hairs.� Even if the resident is only there for a semester, Underdue said, next year there is another batch of people moving into the suite������������� and �������� someone who can��������������������������� ’�������������������������� t live with pet hairs may ���� move into that suite�. Aytom Solomon, a freshman who lives on campus,������������������ said he���������� probably would not want ������������������ housing����������� to change their pet policy. “To be fair, it is better that they don’t allow them,” said Solomon. "It would be chaotic.” Haerr Brenton�������������� ,������������� ������������ a ���������� sophomore� majoring in������������������������ English���������������� , �������������� disagrees. He thinks ������������������������������ housing����������������������� should allow a larger aquarium and any caged animal. At home he has an 11-year-old black lab named Snowy. Sarah Stoker, senior kinesiology major, said ����������������������������� this is her second year acting as a resident advisor����������� . She ��������� said a������������������������������������� couple of years ago ���������������� her������������� friends had a duck named �������������������������� Chief in the campus housing��. “It was a problem������������� ,������������ because everyone didn’t like it when the duck was running around pooping everywhere,” Stoker said. She w����������������������� as there when they got caught������������������������������� .������������������������������ They had 48 hours to get ���� rid of it����������� , she said. While i���������������������� t may sound unfair to control students in their campus homes outside the classroom������ ,����� Ste���� venson said the policies and procedures housing�������������������������� ��������������������������������� has���������������������� ������������������������� in place������������� a����������� r���������� e for����� the greater good of all�.


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MONEY

Student Stock Options

Paying Back with Interest A variety of student loans make education possible for many

Stocks are probably a better investment than a night out on the town BY JOEY T. ENGLISH

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When Cal State Fullerton alumnus Joe Shebroe and his mom invested in Carnival Cruise Lines they mostly sought to own enough shares to receive a 10 percent discount on cruises, a recreation his mom had an appetite for. That was six years ago, when he said the stock was worth about $20. Now, that stock is valued at over $42. “That’s the very first stock I bought and it’s probably my most successful one,� Shebroe said. At that time, he was merely a sophomore majoring in business management. The Securities and Exchange Commission stated that over the past 70 years, investments in stocks have earned the highest amount of money for investors. When it comes to gambling, students are better known for casting their spare change into a game of Texas hold ’em rather than the stock market. The “invisible hand,� notorious for its volatile nature, seems too out of reach for students already worried about the cost of textbooks. “One of the myths that I had in college was that I didn’t have enough money for stocks; I thought I needed like 10 or 50 thousand� dollars, Shebroe said. “But there are stocks for $5 or $10, so if you’ve got $200,

you can stillpick up 20 shares of stock and get started that way ‌ you can blow that in one night at the bar.â€? Joseph F. Greco, director of the Center for the Study of Emerging Markets at CSUF, said that if someone considers investing in the stock market, they ought to ask: “What kind of risk am I willing to take?â€? Compared with investing in a bank, Greco said that more opportunities for high returns come out of the stock market – but that also means higher risks. “You have to be aware that if you’re going to start in this, you are a little fish in a big pond – and there’s a lot of large fish out there,â€? Greco said. Large fish like mutual funds, insurance companies and pension funds buy millions of dollars of stock at a time and trigger unforeseen changes in market prices, Greco said. To protect against losses, Greco

said it is important to “do your homework� on potential companies for investment. “If you buy a car, you want to find out what kind of performance it has and how it will hold up in the future,� Greco said. “It’s the same thing with investing in a company’s stock.� Baban Pal Singh, a senior economics major and vice president of the Economics Association at CSUF, said investing in more than just one stock will help to reduce risks. “If you invest only in the stock of one company and if that company does not perform well, then your investment will be depreciated,� Singh said. Through “diversification,� or investing in a variety of stocks and industries, Singh said the risk is lower because if some stocks perform poorly, “that offset can be made by the returns you will get from the good performance of

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other companies in your portfolio.� Shebroe said his most noticeable investment flaw is buying stock without a plan, and then selling it too early or holding it too long. “What I’ve learned is, when I buy a stock, I should have some sort of idea what I’m going to do with it,� he said. For students interested in getting started with only a little money, Shebroe recommended buying stock through online trading systems, such as E*TRADE or Scottrade, which offer cheap start-up promotions. But Singh recommended buying and selling under the guidance of a stockbroker who can answer questions and teach unfamiliar students the basic concepts of trading. However great the risks may be, Greco said students will always be endowed with one particular advantage: “If you’re 18 or 21, you have your whole life to recover from losses.�

Since the government pays the subsidies, these loans are based on financial need, while unsubsidized loans are available for all students. BY DARALYN SCHOENEWALD Another type of student Daily Titan Staff Writer loan, Perkins, is a low-interest news@dailytitan.com loan for both undergraduate With tuition on the rise, and graduate students with fimany university students have nancial need. The interest rate is around turned to student loans to ease five percent. With this loan, the pinch. the university is the lender. Many students borrow beThe amount of money availcause their parents cannot able for new loans depends help with their expenses; some on the amount that has been parents even take out loans to repaid by other borrowers and help their children along. on a federal allocation. Borrowing Students and repaying aren’t the only can become ones who can very complitake out loans cated. To make Most loans will take for school. the process easup to 10 years to reThere is a loan ier for students, program called pay, accruing interest Cal State FulPLUS that allerton Financial along the way. lows parents to Aid counselor take out loans Judy Billedeaux to meet their encourages all student’s edustudents to do cational expenses. their homework before borUnder this program, parrowing. ents are the borrower and “Read information provided must repay the loan. to you, make an educated deThe interest rate is variable cision and never borrow more while the ability to repay and than you need,� Billedeaux credit score determine eligisaid. bility. One type of loan are the stuMost loans will take up to dent-only Stafford loans. 10 years to repay, accruing Stafford loans come in two interest along the way. The types: subsidized and unsubsiinterest can sometimes end dized. up being just as much as the With a subsidized loan, the principle amount you borgovernment pays the interest rowed. that accrues, or collects, while CSUF’s Office of Financial students are in school and the Aid has seven counselors, immediate six months after each with a different specialthey graduate. ty, who can provide students After that they have to pay with any information they both the loan’s principle and need regarding student aid any additional interest themand loans. selves.

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OPINION Titan Editorial

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Death Toll Rising

It’s official – more U.S. personnel have died in Iraq and Afghanistan than victims in the World Trade Center attack. That’s 2,974 deaths over some five years. At this rate, there will be more than 3,000 American deaths between the two conflicts before the year’s out. We should be angry about this. The Bush administration fed the country one contrived reason after another to enter Iraq, and as it turns out, each was based on wishful thinking or cherry picked intelligence. Right now the official line is that we invaded the country to bring democracy to its citizens. Yet, other countries around the world languor in even more oppressive regimes than Saddam Hussein’s. Is it our duty to liberate them, as well? Under false pretenses and shaky reasoning, we’ve inflicted another Sept. 11 disaster on ourselves. That’s bad enough, but there are two sides to every conflict. On the Iraqi side, there are more than 40,000 confirmed ci-

vilian deaths. To put it another way, between our military offensive and terrorist attacks, there have been at least 13 Sept. 11level attacks on Iraqi civilians in the last three years. That’s some 1,000 civilian deaths a month. Granted, it’s impossible to tell how many terrorists and insurgents are part of this total; doubtless, several of these dead were members of groups actively and violently opposing both the coalition forces and the current Iraqi government. Before 2003, Iraq was not a hotbed of terrorist activity. Our own government has come to the conclusion that, unlike Talibanruled Afghanistan, Hussein had no al-Qaida links. The fact that such untold destruction has been brought to a people for quite literally no reason should enrage us. We should be out in force protesting the way this war has been handled. Before 2003, the United States was not a worldwide icon of military incompetence, calculated cruelty and religious intolerance.

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September 25, 2006

“No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne (1572–1631) “Elegy IX: The Autumnal”

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall By Nancy Mora Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

The other night I felt a breeze blow over my shoulders. Goose bumps appeared all over my arms and I realized that I was cold. I ran into my house and grabbed a sweater and walked outside smiling. Summer is almost over. Finally. California weather is so cliché. I’m glad we can wear sandals in the winter or tank tops during the fall. The beaches are great year round but highly visited and populated the most during an awaited season that I am not fond of at all. Summer. Summer to most means less clothes, beach escapes, tanning salons and blondestreaked hair.Summer means sticky clothes to me, sunscreen overload, hot apartments, twenty fans, bad hair days, potential skin cancer and ruined make up. Thank you, summer. I am glad to announce that autumn is upon us. Sept. 23 marked the first day of the windy season, according to scienceworld.com. For years I have preferred fall and winter for its comforting hot chocolate days and the abundance of layers I wear to feel cozy. But during summer, hot chocolate nights are more suffocating than a sauna and Jacuzzis at night make me feel like a lobster, screeching in the pot as it slowly endures its death.

According to a government report, this summer was the hottest summer the United States has experienced since the dust bowl of the 1930s. USA Today reports that nationwide, the first eight months of 2006 were the warmest January-toAugust period on record, with an average temperature of 74.5 degrees. I wasn’t the only one complaining

or noticing the difference. Experts weighed in on the problem as well. Supposedly, the high temperatures are due to global warming. I’m glad someone is taking note but when is the invention for a fan or air-conditioning system coming into place that will not break down? I went through three air conditioners and various fans this summer. Not one quelled the heat

creeping into my apartment. Going outside was no fun either. Unless it was past 6 p.m., I would not accept any invitations to gettogethers. As long as the sun was still present, there was no way you would see me out. No, I’m not a vampire, but at some point I felt like the wicked witch of the east, melting under a house. Getting ready was a mission of its own. What normally takes me an hour to get ready increased this summer to three or four hours. Not kidding. I had to organize my prep time and schedule cold showers every four hours just to keep from drowning in my own sweat. I would brace myself and courageously enter the bathroom to put mascara on my eyes, run out of there looking for the nearest fan and enter the bathroom again. This happened many times during a girl’s night out prepping session. As soon as I began dabbing eye shadow on my eyelids, drops of sweat rolled down my face wiping off the foundation make-up I had just painted on. Note to summer: make up is not cheap. I was looking forward to celebrating the first day of autumn on Saturday night by strutting down the street wearing a cardigan sweater and my Ugg look-a-like boots. I can finally blow dry my frizzy strands and browse through the sale racks for summer clothes.

JUST THE FACTS •Phase of the Moon on September 23 waxing crescent with 2% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated SOURCE: U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department

•The Earth is actually closer to the sun during the northern hemisphere winter, but since the hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, it still feels like winter SOURCE: www.usatoday.com/weather

•Los Angeles ranks 18th at 73 percent possible sunshine nationaly. Data through 2004 over 32 years SOURCE: www.ncdc.noaa.gov

•The autumnal equinox corresponds to the center of the Sun crossing the celestial equator moving northward and occurs on the date of the northern vernal equinox. This year the autumnal equinox marked the first day of the season of autumn on Sept. 23 SOURCE: www.scienceworld.wolfram.com

•Scientists currently are unable to determine which parts of the United States will become wetter or drier, but there is likely to be an overall trend toward increased precipitation and evaporation, more intense rainstorms, and drier soils SOURCE: www.yosemite.epa.gov

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up a 2.5 GPA. Orr said that they would even help pay for graduate school. Orr formed Swim with Mike in 1981 when his friend Mike Nyeholt, a three-time All-American USC swimmer, was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. Orr organized a swim-a-thon to raise money to buy Nyeholt a specially equipped van, calling the event Swim for Mike. “We had no plan for the program,” said Orr. “It just became what it is today.” The first year of the swim-a-thon Nyeholt showed up and decided that the next year he would get in the water, said Anita Sen, public relations director for Swim with Mike. That’s how the name of the event

went from Swim for Mike to Swim with Mike. In the 27 years that the program has been running it has raised more than $6 million and given scholarships to 63 disabled athletes. The program has not yet turned away any of its applicants. In fact, Orr is always looking for someone to give the money to. “In Kenny’s case,” he said, “I sent someone out to talk to his football coach.” The injury changed Gibson’s life, but it also forced his family to change the way that they went about their lives. Gibson’s older brother Lloyd, who was away at school in Louisiana, moved back to California after the accident. “I’m real protective of Kenny,” he said, “and it didn’t hit me until I

went to church, everyone was praying for him to get better, the spirit of God came over me.” Candice, Gibson’s 16-year-old sister, often comes with him to CSUF. “I wanted to join a frat, but no one asked me,” Gibson, one of six children, said. Then laughing he added, “But they asked my little sister to join a sorority! I’m going to make my own fraternity, one where everyone is invited.” Despite his difficult circumstances he explained that his dream has not been taken from him. He said plans to go on and be successful, maybe open a club, Gibson said. “I don’t take anything for granted,” he said, “if I could walk, I would walk all the way home.”

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Campus Events/Services Campus Organizations Greeks Legal Notices Lost and Found Miscellaneous Personals Pregnancy Research Subjects Sperm/ Egg Donors Tickets Offered / wanted

Merchandise 2200 2300 2400 2500 2600 2700 2800 2900 3000 3100 3200 3300 3400 3500

Appliances Art/Painting/Collectibles Books Computers/Software Electronics Furniture Garage/Yard Sales Health Products Miscellaneous Musical Instruments Office Equipment Pets Rentals Sports Equipment

Transportation 3600 3700 3800 3900

Auto Accessories/Repair Auto Insurance Miscellaneous Vehicles For sale/Rent

Travel 4000 4100 4200 4300

Resorts/Hotels Rides Offered/Wanted Travel Tickets Vacation Packages

Services 4400 4500 4600 4700 4800 4900 5000 5100 5200 5300 5400 5500 5600 5700 5800 5900 6000

1-900 Numbers Financial Aid Insurance Computer/Internet Foreign Languages Health/Beauty Services Acting/Modeling Classes Legal Advice/Attorneys Movers/Storage Music Lessons Personal Services Professional Services Resumes Telecommunications Tutoring Offered/Wanted Typing Writing Help

Employment 6100 6200 6300 6400 6500 6600 6700 6800 6900 7000 7100

Business Opportunities Career Opportunities P/T Career Opportunities F/T Child Care Offered/Wanted Help Wanted Actors/Extras Wanted Housesitting Internship Personal Assistance Temporary Employment Volunteer

Housing 7200 7300 7400 7500 7600 7700 7800 7900

Apartments for Rent Apartments to Share Houses for Rent/Sale Guest House for Rent Room for Rent Roommates - Private Room Roommates - Shared Room Vacation Rentals

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Career Opportunities P/T

Sigma Alpha Lambda, naional honors organization is seeking motivated students to serve as founding chapter officers/members to begin a campus chapter. Contact: RMINER@salhonors.org

P/T to F/T Good office and typing skills. Will work around school scheduled if applicable. Paralegal Student preferred. Please fax or e-mail resume. Fax: 626-929-6906. Email: employeeapps@yahoo.com.

Earn $2500+ a month and more to type simple ads online. www.dataentrytypers.com.

3300 Pets

ENGLISH BULLDOG FOR SALE

Registered/registerable (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, veterinarian examination, health certificate, health guarantee, pedigree, and travel crate. EMAIL chrisscott_ 1970@yahoo.com.

Job Announcement Tutor middle or high school students in English, Math, and/ or Science. Competetive pay $9.50 to $12.00 (DOE) Contact Jeff Hernandez at (626) 9346837 or jmhernandez2@csupomona.edu.

JOIN US NOW FOR FREE! Save money on GAS, help the ENVIRONMENT, and make a FORTUNE doing it! New exciting opportunity! Join us now for FREE! www.teamfreedomgas.com AVON-SALES & RECRUITING earn bonuses. Flexible hours. Online support. Health benefits and savings plans available. 1888-801-AVON.

3900 Vehicles for Sale 2001 Chevrolet S-10. 69,000 miles, excellent condiditon, fully loaded, 4x4, pewter. $10,500 OBO. Call (714) 537-7032.

5800 Tutoring Offered/Wanted

Thai Native Thai speaker to tutor 12-year old in reading and writing Thai. 2-4 hours/ week. Time/ pay negotiable. Contact Dr. Brady Rhodes, MH341A, 714-278-2942 or 714-401-2367

6100 Career Opportunities

Part-time Needed Earn $10/hr Insurance brokerage seeking part time employee for tasks such as filing, faxing, data entry, etc. Must be familiar with word, outlook and excel. Contact Heather Schaible 714525-0036x204 or via email heather@sdsins.com.

MAKE $16K/MONTH PART TIME

Learn from & be mentored by local millionaire real estate investors. Learn how you can start and run your own business in real estate investing. Visit http://www. CreatingInvestors.com for more information to apply.

6200 Career Opportunities P/T

INSURANCE, CLERICAL

Duties: filing, phones, sevicing requests. Requirements: basic math, grammatical and word processing skills. Pay rate: based on experience. Hours: Part time, flexible. Please fax your resume (714) 526-9390, email: jcleeds@concentric.net

Hey Titans!

RuffaloCODY is looking for confident, dependable and personable individuals to work as part time fund raisers for reputable non-profit organizations, such as Stanford, Lucille Packard Childrens Fund, Marymount College, UC Berkeley, and Boalt Hall School of Law. Our benefits include: -Afternoon/Evening Schedules (4-5 hour shifts) Sunday-Thursday (Weekends Optional) -Hour base wage + attendance bonuses=$10.00 -Tuition Assistance -Located near campus (2 miles) -Great resume builder -Flexible Scheduling, SCHOOL first! -Opportunity to enhance communication and negotiation skills -Gain professional experience and contact opportunities -Work with other students -Paid holidays and personal time after 90 days CALL 714-738-1937 OR E-mail US AT ANDREW.BREWER@RUFFALOCODY.COM Member of the following organizations: NACAC, ATFE, NCNS, NIC and NSFRE

Part-time Help Wanted

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary needs staff for tour guides, maintenance, animal care & feeding. Weekend and weekdays available. (714) 649-2760 or kcornell@fullerton.edu. www.tuckerwildlife.org.,29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd., Modjeska Canyon, CA 92676

Energetic individuals wanted to work at Action Kids Fitness Center. P/T & some weekends. Fitness/sports experience preferred. (714) 528-1000

$600 Group Fundraiser Bonus

4 Hours of your group’s time PLUS our free (yes,free) funraising programs EUALS $1,000-$3,000 in earnings for your group. Call TODAY for up to $600 in bonuses when you schedule your fundraiser with CampusFundraiser. Contact CampusFundraiser, www.campusfundraiser.com

3800 Miscellaneous

DRIVING LESSONS

Offering behind-the-wheel training for a class C driver’s license. Ask for student discount. Lic. #I4027008. Ask for Glen (714) 595-1541.

6400 Childcare Offered/Wanted Child care 2 kids. Get to/ from school, homework, laundry, lite cleaning Trabuco Canyon/ RSM area. Call Larry @ (949) 2333140. (949) 233-3140 Sitters Wanted. Average $10 per hour. Register free for jobs near campus or home. w w w. s t u d e n t - s i t t e r s . c o m

6500 Help Wanted EGG DONORS NEEDED California Egg Donors Needed Age 19-29. We offer Excellent Compensation and the highest level of personal attention. Visit us at www.givinghopellc.com Giving Hope, LLC (888) 884-0455

7600 Room for Rent

NEW HOME + FREE INTERNET 2.5 miles from CSUF. $525 / mo + $199 deposit. Female preferred. No pets. Discount with lease. 714-879-2649

7700 Roommates-Private Room

Fully-Furnished Condo

Why rent when you can own your own place just 10 minutes from campus! This furnished 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with a big screen TV is ready for you to move in immediately. All appliances. Laundry room with washer and dryer, fireplace in livingroom and 1 car garage. Did we mention the pool? Call Tom for price and further info (818) 450-2068.

7700 Roommates-Private Room QUIET GATED COMMUNITY Share 2BR/2BA Placentia condo $850, 1/2 utilities, $500 dep. Near 57/91/55 frws, non smoker. (562) 787-5161. NEED A PLACE TO STAY Looking for a room to rent. Near campus. With femles only. Contact Info: RCB152353@ student.fullerton.edu


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Titan Soccer Hopes Twins Can Turn Passion into Production The Farfan brothers gain respect as freshmen for their abilities on the field BY JAIME CÁRDENAS

Daily Titan Asst. News Editor jcardenas@dailytitan.com

Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer players Michael and Gabriel Farfan like to practice their soccer techniques wherever they can find a patch of grass and rehearse crazy tricks for hours. The twins and their younger brother even have a 6:37 video clip posted on youtube.com that can be found by typing in “Farfan Bros.” in the search box. “It’s Ronaldihno-type stuff,” Titan Head Coach Bob Ammann said of the video. “It’s one thing to be able to work on them and it’s another thing, then, to work to implement into your game and they’ve been able to do that.” The Titan soccer program is looking to both Michael and Gabriel to be immediate contributors, injecting life into a program that hasn’t seen much success in recent seasons. Ammann, in his first year as coach, said he made recruiting the Farfans a priority. “I think they are the perfect components to build a team around,” Ammann said. “Obviously building the team does not happen overnight. They are the kind of kids and the type of players I want associated with the program.” The men’s soccer team is 3-5-1 after Sunday’s win against UNLV. This season, the team is playing much better than last year, with 16 goals scored in nine games. In 2005 they scored 23 goals in 19 games. “When you have players like them, that have a passion, it becomes infectious,” Ammann said. “You can’t ex-

By KARL THUNMAN/Daily Titan DYNAMIC DUO – The Farfan twins, Gabriel in white and Michael in blue, are freshmen the Titans are leaning on to contribute immediately in Bob Ammann’s first season as the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Cal State Fullerton. So far, Michael Farfan has two game-winning goals this season for CSUF. pect to come here an have it all fun, you’re going to have to work hard. So if you don’t have that passion, that desire, it’s going to be laborious. It’s going to be a job. At this level it

shouldn’t be a job.” Michael and Gabriel said their soccer passion comes from their family. “Our family revolves around soc-

cer,” Gabriel said. “We just grew up with a ball.” They practice dribbling the ball on their shoulders, controlling the ball with their back heel or head and

imagine faking defenders. Their drive took them from child proteges to high school starters as freshman to the Bradenton Academy in Florida with the U.S. Na-

tional Soccer Team Under-17 soccer program. The twins are not “soccer robots,” their former high school coach said. “They are very passionate about their studies,” Paul Avalos said, the former coach at Castle Park High in Chula Vista. “When they were here, they were in the top four in class.” The Farfans only played at Castle Park one season, and even though Avalos knew the family he didn’t have them in the starting lineup. Then, on the day of the first league game, five of the starters decided not to show for the game and went to a Rolling Stones concert instead. “I was scrambling to fill out the lineup and their mother came over and whispered in my ear, ‘Start Michael and Gabriel up front,’” Avalos said. Avalos doesn’t remember the final score, but he remembers that the twins scored seven goals between them. The Farfans where highly recruited coming out of the academy, but chose Cal State Fullerton because of its proximity to San Diego. “A lot of schools were talking to us from the East Coast, but I love California,” Michael said. “So I wanted to stay close to home, but not too close.” Ammann said the rest of the team looks up to Michael and Gabriel as leaders and more than anything else, the other players respect the Farfan brothers’ soccer ability. “Both of them have the ability to change games,” Ammann said. “There’s not too many teams that have one, we are fortunate to have two. The boys, as long as they continue to stay focused and work and strive to be better, they have a definite future above and beyond the college game.”

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