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Take a Spooky Trip Through the Arboretum

Looking to the Future

This year 22,000 guests are expected to attend haunted Halloween treat By Rachel Douglass

Daily Titan Staff Writer

By David Osborne/Daily Titan

Graduate Student - Rodney Anderson, former CSUF basketball player turned graduate student, has learned to focus on the future in the hope of being able to walk again one day.

Off the Court He’s Still Making the Grade By Kevin Cole

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Everyday, Rodney Anderson’s mother sits in her 2000 Dodge Caravan waiting for him to get out of school. For six years, Martha Anderson has driven her son to Cal State Fullerton. Then she waits on campus in a van. Her son contacts her via cell phone when he needs her. Assistant Professor of Human Ser-

vices Susan Larsen lives only a mile from campus and has offered to let Martha relax at her home. Martha chooses to stay close to her son. Close is an apt way to describe their relationship. “He is my baby,” Martha said. “He is my best friend.” It’s still hard for Anderson to talk about the event that changed his life, the event that keeps his mom close – the day he was shot. On March 2, 2000, as an 18-yearold basketball player riding a full

athletic scholarship, Anderson was walking outside his parent’s home in south Los Angeles when a stranger walked up from behind him and shot him four times in the back. As Anderson fell, the gunman glanced at his face and realized Anderson wasn’t his intended target. The shooter apologized. “I had already been shot, the damage had already been done – but he did apologize,” Anderson said. He was in the hospital for five months and took the next year off

Birth Control Innovations to be Discussed at Women’s Center

Almost all women who had sexual intercourse in 2002 – 98 percent – used at least one method of birth control, according to several government reports. Since birth control is so common, the Cal State Fullerton Women’s Center will be holding a discussion on new innovations in contraception at noon on Nov. 8. Janet Emery, a registered nurse and nurse practitioner at CSUF, is the event speaker. The event will be very interactive, using a question-and-answer format. It is meant to dispel myths about birth control and inform students about the different forms of birth control that are available for them and their partners, Emery said. “I want to give them choices and let them know they have options. I want to let them know about new methods so we can avoid unwanted pregnancies,” she said. “We want people to plan their family and we want to give them the tools to do that.” The mission of the center is to provide information on the status

Every student that is sexually active should be using contraceptives.

By Amanda Beckman

Daily Titan Staff Writer

– Faith Felix-Colburn Health Center Pharmacist

of men and women and the issues men and women deal with, said Sue Passalacqua, the center’s associate director. “Women’s health is an issue that should always be at the forefront,” she said. The center provides information on a variety of issues to promote understanding and build relationships between men and women, she said. “We try to provide programs that affect men and women – certainly contraception affects men and women,” Passalacqua said. Approximately 11.6 million women use the pill as contraception in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. While the pill may be the most popular method, there are other options available to both men and

women. The newest one is Plan B, the emergency contraceptive, Health Center pharmacist Faith FelixColburn said. As with any method, it is important that students take a contraceptive management class to educate them on their choices, she said. The Health Center provides a family planning orientation several times per week to educate students on various birth control methods and planning techniques while emphasizing that protection is vital. “Every student that is sexually active should be using contraceptives, whether it is condoms or any other birth control, unless they really have intentions of getting pregnant,” Colburn explained. Attending the event next month will help inform students about options and how to make the right choice for themselves, center associates said. The information will stem from student questions and help to educate all that participate. “It never hurts to learn more because you are dealing with your body,” Colburn said. “It is important to have control of [your] life and know what means are out there and available.”

from school. To become more independent, Anderson went to physical therapy three times a week to relearn basic skills. He worked on stretching, standing and flexing to prevent his muscles from stiffening up. “That was the hardest year of my life,” he said. “Going through rehab was harder than anything I ever had to do in athletics.” Before the shooting, Anderson SEE ANDERSON - PAGE 3

Photos From The Struggle in Palestine Speaker offers solution to ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine By Aaron Holtsclaw

Daily Titan Staff Writer

The Middle Eastern Student Society presented “The Struggle for Education In Occupied Palestine: The Right to Education” photo exhibit and symposium at the Titan Student Union. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. until Thursday. “I gave an overview of Israeli violation of international law and presented a resolution to end the conflict,” said Riham Barghouti, from the Ad-Hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle East from New York City, who spoke at the event. “I want equal rights for Palestinians living in Israel,” she said. “The only just solution is a democratic secular state.” When asked if she believed that would happen in her lifetime, she replied, “We didn’t think the Berlin Wall would come down, so yes it is possible.” “It’s an important message that education is power, nothing should stop any children from learning,” said English major, Noor Higley, president of the society. Higley visited “Palestinian areas” earlier this summer while on a six-

Tomorrow Introspect


CreatureS of the Night


Articles explore the Occult, ghost hunters and the history of Halloween.

Beginning Friday, Cal State Fullerton’s Arboretum will be transformed into a spooky haunted garden. Arboretum employee Mary Haller said that guests of the event should come prepared to be scared. “It’s very spooky,” she said. “We take the guests on a night tour of the garden, where there are volunteers in costume waiting to scare them.” Haller said that the volunteers bring their own costumes and develop their own personalities. A guide takes a small group through the winding paths until they reach the pavilion for a party. “We prefer the children to be six and over – it is scary,” Haller said. Christie Twentier, special events coordinator of the Arboretum, said the Haunted Garden is a fun event for children between 5 and 12 years old. In the first year of the Haunted Garden, approximately 700 guests came. Last year 1,600 people visited the weekend-long event and this year, Twentier said she expects about 2,200 guests. It takes approximately 75 volunteers a night to set up and teardown to keep the event going, she said. The Arboretum needs donations

of Polaroid film to take pictures of kids as they take the tour, Twentier said. Haller said that she was still looking for volunteers to dress up in costume, hand out candy and drinks, and help teardown. Diane Wilkinson, volunteer for the Arboretum, is trained to give grounds tours of the gardens and forests. The weekend of the Haunted Garden she said that she will give the guests tours into the spooky garden grounds. “We really get into it,” she said. “We dress up in capes and have green hair.” Wilkinson said that the tours would not be terrifying. “It’s a woodland at night,” she said. “It’s suggestive but not too scary.” The event will span the evenings of Oct. 27, 28 and 29. The tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 9:30 p.m. On Sunday evening the event goes from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Twentier said that the tours will run approximately 40 minutes and that reservations are encouraged. The prepaid cost of admission is $6 for children ages 5 to 12 and $10 for everyone else. At the door the cost goes up to $10 per child and $13 per adult. Twentier said that there is a “Haunted Hotline” where reservations can be made by phone. For more information call the “Haunted Hotline” at 714-2784002.

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day tour. “I hope they would learn more about the situation from objective sources,” Higley said, about her desire for students to gain the information this symposium is presenting. Different students in Palestine took photos. The photos featured children standing near soldiers, children demonstrating, a prison cell burned in effigy and even the funeral of a 16-year-old boy. Hishan Erout, a journalist from Al-Najah University who trained in television montage with the AlJazeera news network, had a photograph of a boot stuck in barbed wire. “This exhibit is important to have,” said society member Abraham Appel. “It humanizes a problem we call political – it’s pictures of reality.” “They were bringing up good and interesting points,” said junior electrical engineering major Emon Rafizadeh. “I support the moral arguments in behalf of a one state solution,” said Stephen Simon, society faculty adviser and retired philosophy professor. “We need to find out a lot more than we know. You don’t have to go to Israel or Palestine to find out what is going on. A university is a perfect place for this kind of event to take place.” “The terrorism is not terrorism, it’s resistance,” Barghouti said, when asked about suicide bombings in Is-




Speech - Riham Barghouti presented her proposal for peace in the middle east Monday in the TSU.

rael. “It’s not morally correct but I recognize it for what it is and that is resistance.” Barghouti said the bombings didn’t start until 2001 as a response to Israel’s actions. “We hear about the 1,000 Israelis dead, but we don’t hear about the 4,000 Palestinians who have died,” she said. “HAMAS won the election not because they are a religious organization, they won because their SEE EXHIBIT - PAGE 2

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Star In Stripes

The Women’s Center will host “Election 2006: How Will You Vote?” from noon to 1 p.m. in UH205. “Home Buying Essentials” for faculty and staff only from noon to 1 p.m. in CP 700.

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Women’s Soccer will play Long Beach State at 8 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton.


Lloyd Rodgers Group performs from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center- Recital Hall “SEUSSICAL: The Musical” will be performed at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center - Little Theatre


EWP Orientation from 1 to 2 p.m. in MH 238 and 264.

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Computers Are A Holiday For Professor Holliday Daily Titan Staff Writer

Town Hall “Death Penalty: Revenge or Social Justice?” at 7:30 p.m. in the Titan Student Union Portola Pavillion.

“SEUSSICAL” the musical will be performed at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center - Little Theatre


By Ian Hamilton/Daily Titan

Warming Up - Theater major, Andrea Ramirez-Martinez, warms up for her ballet class while listening to The Cranberries on her iPod.

EXHIBIT: Speaker Hopes For Democratic Secular State (From Page One) resistance was the most powerful against Israel.” The terrorism will end if Israel becomes a democratic secular state,

she said. When asked about Iran’s constitution that demands the end of Israel she said, “Ending the Jewish state is not the same as ending the Jewish people.”

When Floyd Holliday first began teaching math and computer science, a number of his students used a computer called the TRS 80 – the Tandy Radio Shack 80. “In today’s terms, it is just junk,” Holliday said. “A number of students brought them to class and demonstrated it. Everybody thought it was a tremendous thing.” Holliday graduated with a master’s degree in math and computer science from Cal State Long Beach and has been a full-time professor of computer science at Cal State Fullerton for 22 years. Right out of college, Holliday interviewed for a teaching position in math. He repeated the words he heard that day: “We can’t use you. But right next door there is a computer science department that has lots of vacancies and few applicants. You ought to go home and think it over, and get a career where they want you.” Holliday lost interest in math and ended up loving computers. Within a year, he was looking for a computer career. Continual technological changes keeps Holliday interested in com-

puters. “Just all the new stuff makes it fun,” he said. It is Holliday’s wish that his students will learn how Holliday to think independently and solve problems along the way by “applying their own brain skills.” One student in particular remains in Holliday’s mind as commendable. “She followed a program wherein women are about 10 percent of the population,” Holliday said. “After her graduation, I admired very much her perseverance and her dedication to completing the program.” Holliday hopes that the questions become less and less as his students go on and eventually do the work themselves. “If I see that happening, I will feel good at the end of the semester.” Working in the Computer Science Department is really a lot of fun, Holliday said. I work with a lot of nice people, he said. “I call them all friends.”

Baby Troubles for ‘Material Girl’ BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) - A Malawian man who gave up his 13-month-old son to be adopted by Madonna said Sunday he had not realized he was signing away custody “for good.” Yohane Banda signed adoption papers earlier this month, clearing the way for a Malawian judge to

grant the pop singer and her husband a temporary order to take his son David. “Our understanding was that they would educate and take care of our son just as they were doing at the orphanage,” the 32-yearold illiterate peasant farmer told The Associated Press.



Cover Your Ears, Elmo is Back

Despite a $40 price tag, new Tickle Me Elmo is already selling for $370 By Nancy Mora

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Halloween is right around the corner, but it seems that Christmas always comes earlier and earlier each year. Popular toys and gadgets are already flying off store shelves while others are waiting for their arrival date so that consumers can snatch them in less than a minute. Toy Wishes Magazine announced their “Hot Dozen” list early this month, where expensive and technology-fused toys were the main features. The annual list predicts which toys and products will become the most popular items for the holidays. The popularity of these toys and products reach such a pivotal point that they often become the hardest ones to find as well. Think Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 movie “Jingle All the Way.” Manufacturers “attempt to gauge demand fairly precisely given that fads die out,” said Mary Joyce, professor of nonprofit marketing at Cal State Fullerton. “They err on the side of buying less, which can lead to stock-outs.” These “stock-outs” sometimes lead to an increase of the product’s status. Creating word-of-mouth buzz fuels demand in times of shortage, making the products even more desirable, Joyce said. It’s almost deja vu as the new Elmo T.M.X. tops the list like it did ten years ago. But this time Elmo is back with a triple threat. The red puppet made its comeback last month on Good Morning America. Customers from Amazon. com have already tagged the brightcolored toy as “too cute,” “a fantastic animated toy” and “so worth it.”

Courtesy of Hasbro and JAKKS Pacific

Top Toys- Hasbro’s FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony and FlyWheels Xtreme Performance Vehicle might be two items on kids’ wishlist. While the old Tickle Me Elmo only laughed its robotic heart out, the T.M.X. version actually rolls around and slaps its knee. The $40 price tag may be a bit pricey, but consumers are going to great lengths just to have one in their homes. Prices on the Web site start at $149.95 up to $370 for the collectible that is labeled “like new.” One customer complained that it was not worth the money. This is because prices will decrease after it is no longer a hot item, Joyce said. “Fad marketing or trend marketing suggest that timing is critical and demand will fade fairly quickly,” Joyce said. “This is particularly true in the toy market, with fickle child consumers at the ready to whine to their parents about their needs to have such toys.” Another furry companion that made its way on the list is Hasbro’s FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony. The toy is an interactive, life-sized miniature pony that actually moves when called to and goes to sleep when the lights are off. It uses sen-

sors that react to sound and touch. For the entertainment enthusiast, Nintendo introduced a new system that will hit stores next month. The new Wii features a motionsensing controller that operates like a TV remote control and lets players simulate swinging a bat, sword or tennis racquet, according to Yahoo news. Other entertainment toys include Fisher-Price’s Kid Tough Digital Camera and Radica’s Digi Makeover. The Digi Makeover is a touchtone compact equipped with a digital camera. It is aimed specifically for girls. They can change their hair color or add make-up on the system’s screen. “Girls are getting to that age where they’re body conscious,” said Chris Wilson, vice president of marketing for Radica, in a phone interview, “As guys, we can make ourselves look silly but for girls, they’re very careful not to look bad.” The device is connected to the television, not the computer, ensuring that a child’s picture will not be

floating around online, Wilson said. “As a father of a 7-year-old and a 12-year-old, it’s always an unsettling thought,” Wilson said. The Digi Makeover is equipped with the camera and all the software necessary, making it a convenient product for parents and children. Mattel’s Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses products barely made the list. With its themed set, all products must be purchased separately but include a horse and carriage that seats six dolls but can be expanded to fit 12: the Dancing Princess Barbies, their younger siblings and a prince. Last year, Fly Wheels by Jakks Pacific made the list. With its new and improved version, the company landed on it again. The Fly Wheels Xtreme Performance Vehicle is not only a powercharged vehicle that can be go anywhere from grass to rock-embedded dirt, but it can also transform into an airplane, flying up to 20 stories high. Although the magazine usually predicts which toys and products will reach top sales, they end up contributing to their success as they advertise the qualities and descriptions of each toy or product. “In today’s marketplace, segmentation and positioning are the key components to a successful marketing strategy,” marketing Professor Susan Petralla said. Segmentation is knowing a product’s ideal target market, while positioning is creating value for that item. Businesses and manufacturers go through extensive work to make products that will really grab the consumer’s attention. “All in all, you have to take the time to research and know your customer,” Petrella said. “And, you have to be willing to think outside of the box, creatively.” Parents will pay a hefty sum if they want to delight their children this Christmas. Most of the toys on the list are over $30, some reaching the $300 mark.

Anderson: Role Model Helping Other Students (From Page One) said he was having trouble with his general education classes. Afterward, confined to a wheelchair, he began to develop skills he never had before. Now a graduate student in the counseling program, he has developed the ability to communicate well, a passion for other people and a commitment to making a difference in the world, said Jeffrey Kottler, chair of the Department of Counseling. Many benefactors have helped Anderson on his road to recovery, including ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The show demolished his house in Los Angeles and raised a new one its place. The University Advancement Foundation at CSUF gave assistance by establishing the Rodney Anderson Assistance Fund. When he returned to school in January 2001, CSUF President Milton Gordon reinstated the athletic grant that he had lost when he was unable to return to the basketball team, Anderson said. “My wife and I went to the hospital after Rodney had been shot and injured. From that point on I think that his recovery has been nothing short of heroic,” Gordon said. Anderson is currently interning with the Student Diversity Program. He helps at-risk students set goals and assists them with time management. Anderson said he counsels students that may be on probation, have

I think that his recovery has been nothing short of heroic.

October 25, 2006

– Milton Gordon CSUF President

been disqualified or are incoming freshman new to the college environment. “Rodney Anderson is such a role model,” said Elisabeth Colcol, disabled student services coordinator. “He has a couple of freshmen that are coming in that are both paralyzed from accidents and just for them to meet someone like Rodney is a big deal.” It was probably bigger for him to meet the freshman students than it was for them to meet him, Anderson said. He said he is constantly inspired by the strength of the human spirit. “It is like I am renewing my strength when I meet people like that who are going on with their goals,” he said. Anderson successfully caught up with and passed the other five interns who were at the program five or six weeks earlier, said John Reid, director of the Student Diversity Program. Of their six interns, he is the only one that became certified as a counselor. “I think we haven’t seen yet the success story that he is going to produce in his life,” Gordon said.


October 25, 2006

The student body

Spice it Up with Sexy Food From chocolates to chili peppers, food can have a ‘lovely’ effect by maggie hauser

A Touchy Affair

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Almost everyone has heard that eating certain foods or taking particular herbal supplements can enhance one’s sexual appeal, skill and performance, but is all the hype for real? Aphrodisiacs, substances that arouse desire, have been around since before recorded history. They have taken the form of everything from expensive truffles to the poisonous Spanish fly. However, modern science has proven that, for the most part, traditional aphrodisiacs do nothing to assist in enhancing “the mood.” More often than not, these substances do more harm than good. Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty, aphrodisiac are defined as, “an agent (as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire.” Aphrodisiacs, however, can include various other forms of stimulation thought to arouse sexual excitement. Aphrodisiacs may have a psycho-physiological effect – meaning that they would arouse the senses of sight, smell, touch or hearing – or internal, such as foods, drinks and “love potions.” Most foods traditionally believed to be aphrodisiacs, such as oysters, scallops and strawberries, have no chemical components that would have such an effect. In some cases, their sexy status may be based on a perceived resemblance to male genitalia, which is the case in reputed aphrodisiacs like rhinoceros horn and ginseng root. According to organic/inorganic chemistry Professor Hal Rogers, the propaganda surrounding aphrodisiacs is probably just that – propaganda. “Aphrodisiacs, if they work at all, don’t work at the emotional level; they work at the physical level,” Rogers said. “So you might want to call them ‘lust potions’ rather than ‘love potions.’ It’s more the power of

suggestion than anything else.” Rogers said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has essentially debunked most of the claims that have been made about aphrodisiacs. “It’s one thing to keep an open mind,” Rogers said. “It’s another thing to have the data in hand.” Rogers pointed out that one of the most dangerous and illegal aphrodisiacs that truly produces chemical reactions in the body is one called Spanish fly. Made up of the crushed shells of the Cantharides beetle, it is supposed to be ingested through pills containing the powdered shell, or applied to the external sexual organs. The results are not pretty. “Spanish fly contains a very simple organic compound c a l l e d cantharidin,” Rogers said. “It’s a vesicant, which means that it releases an organic acid which is a very potent irritant, and it forms blisters on moist mucus membranes.” Since that likely would not appeal to most people, some more common and nontoxic alternatives could be to included some of the

Body Talk

follwing items when preparing a romantic meal for a loved one. Asparagus is high in vitamin E, which is said to stimulate sex hormones. Chili peppers are also recommended because eating them causes the brain to produce endorphins, which can heighten sensations in the body. Probably the most effective, and most inexpensive, aphrodisiac is readily available nearly everywhere – even on the CSUF campus – chocolate. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, one of the chemicals your body produces naturally when you’re in love. Clinical research has shown that there is no proven love potion, but that hasn’t stopped companies from trying to make a mint off society’s naiveté. Let’s face it; if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It’s difficult to find something that beats the natural chemistry that can occur between two people when the time is right.

The other night, against my better judgment, I went on a date. I didn’t really feel a connection with this person, but went because I wanted to give him a chance. Silly me. This date seriously could go down in history as the worst date ever. From the moment we met up, this not-so-gentlemanly guy wouldn’t keep his hands off of me. He grabbed my waist, my arms, my hair and my face! He might as well have felt me up in public, it was that bad. In an effort to control the situation, I opted to drive to our dinner destination. We were on the freeway and the idiot tried to kiss me. It became clear to me that not only did this man not have respect for my boundaries or me, but he did not have respect for life. When sitting down for dinner, El Suave knocked his head into mine and tried to cover his embarrassment by putting his

BY RACHEL DOUGLASS Daily Titan Staff Writer

mouth over mine. While pulling away from his presumptuous kiss I almost fell out of my seat. It was at this very moment I contemplated sneaking off to the bathroom and jumping out the window, leaving my date to figure out a way home. Unfortunately for me, the bathroom had no windows and the exit was in plain view of my date. I was stuck. Trying to make the best of the situation I simulated a meaningful conversation. Right, he wants to make $400,000 a year, wants a horse ranch, a wife and 2.5 children. Wow, I couldn’t be less interested. All of this to say that there was nothing inherently wrong with El Suave – in fact he is a catch – but he put me off so badly I would never consider going out with him again. Maybe if he knew how to keep his hands to himself the possibility of a second date would have been there. No wonder he is still single.

Body Talk is a weekly column featuring a variety of writers discussing dating and sexual issues


October 25, 2006


Titan Editorial

Providing insight, analysis and perspective since 1960

Bad Call Tan

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just how misrepresentative of the has called it “hate mail.” The county its members are. interim president of the MexiTie this latest decision to the can American Legal Defense board’s approval last week of a and Educational Fund has called plan to make federal immigration it “clear intimidation.” And checks in the local jails. Several Sen. Barbara Boxer has called groups within the county and it “outrageous and reprehen- many residents had disapproved sible.” of it because of the potential for Many people have called the racial profiling, but the board misinformation decided to approve spread by congres- The board has shown of Sheriff Mike sional hopeful Tan Carona’s plan anyNguyen’s campaign just how misrepresen- way. anything but a tative of the county its According to the good idea. 2000 census, 30.8 members are. But despite pubpercent of Orange lic outcry to the lies County’s populaspread by letters that were traced tion is Hispanic, 13.8 percent to Nguyen’s Garden Grove head- is Asian or Pacific Islander, and quarters, the Orange County 2.7 percent is in the “other” catBoard of Supervisors decided egory. This means that almost yesterday that they would not half of the county’s population is send out official letters to correct made up of people of immigrant the damage Nguyen’s campaign descent. had done. Part of the board’s mission Bad call. statement reads that the board While the Secretary of State is dedicated to “improving the will send out letters that will out- quality of life in Orange Counline election and citizenship law, ty.” Its most recent decisions, the board should have stepped however, leaves one wondering up and shown its support for lo- just exactly whose quality of life cal immigrant voters. the predominantly white board Instead, the board has shown is trying to improve. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Titan Editorial is solely the opinion of the Daily Titan editorial board and was written after the open debate between board members. The editorial board consists of the executive editor, the managing editor, the opinion editor, the news editors, the copy chief and other editors upon appointment of the executive editor.

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5 Space exploration is important research to our economic and national defense, and America’s space program is a symbol of our success as a scientifically and technologically advanced nation. Randy Forbes

Is Space Exploration Necessary? By Joe Simmons Daily Titan Copy Chief

Mankind explores. It’s natural for us. Our ancestors traveled up and out from Africa and into the rest of the world. It’s in our blood to reach out to the next unknown – it’s in our very DNA. And there’s a reason for that. The unknown offers dangers, but it also offers great, untapped rewards. The two great unknowns left to us are the seas and the skies, and it makes sense for us, on a visceral gut level, to explore them. However, there’s more than simple wanderlust that drives space exploration. First, it’s a simple truth that the unknown is, well, unknown. It’s hard to argue the merits of space exploration until we’ve actually gone up and looked around. If our explorers never find anything worth mentioning, that’s how things work out. However, if we don’t go up and see what’s to see, so to speak, we’ll never know what benefits we may reap from sending up a probe, a few robots and the occasional human. Second, the space program is relatively young and necessarily has to move slowly. Because of the harsh nature of space, great pains must be taken to create tools and vehicles that can withstand the absolute extremes of nature. These tools are, by their very nature, expensive and difficult to create. The Hubble Telescope took 54 years to go from blueprint to circling the Earth. It is projected

to re-enter the atmosphere in 2010; By Benjamin Weiner it was launched in 1990, giving it a Daily Titan Copy Editor 20-year lifespan. The first two bots designed to explore Mars both Space, the final frontier. And it failed – something that is probably to be expected since they were sent will be the final frontier of the U.S. hurtling through hundreds of thou- if we continue funding NASA and sands of miles of empty space, in un- its pointless programs. Can anyone name a spectacular earthly cold, then onto a completely different planet made of God-alone- scientific discovery from any of the shuttle missions? knows what. With I can; a few piclead-in times and DEVIL’S ADVOCATE tures of Earth and equipment lifetimes a couple of moon like that, is it any rocks. Well worth wonder we have only the money. been able to scratch NASA claims what space has to that the program offer? Public benwill find amazing efit from space travel discoveries in sciseems to be restrictence, but to this ed to 3-D photos of point all it has unMars’ surface and covered is growing Swedish mattresses, debt. but what else can be According to the expected when the U.S. Budget for fisexploration of outer cal year 2005, over space is still in its in$16 trillion was fancy? funded to NASA. Perhaps most imEvery week Joe Simmons and Compare that to the portantly, having a Benjamin Weiner choose an issue and $12 trillion given to space program is part flip a coin to see who is pro and who is the Department of of a forward-thinkcon. We call it the “Devil’s Advocate” Education for Pell ing plan to explore Grants and you can the universe and find resources now, when we don’t quickly see where our nation’s prioriimmediately need them. If there are ties are. We need to quit spending ridicuheavenly resources that can supplement or replace terrestrial ones, we lous amounts of money on delusional should find them now. The need to dreams. Let’s do something, say, sane have alternate, preferably renewable and spend money where it’s needed. sources of energy is pressing enough I think that $16 trillion could defias is; we should explore space while nitely feed a few hungry mouths or pay for some armor to protect our we can do so comfortably. Simmons Counterpoint:

Weiner’s Counterpoint: By nature human beings are curious and like to explore. So let’s begin our exploration, not in space, but rather into ways to cure diseases and end poverty and hunger. Let us prioritize and spend our time and money accordingly. Let’s reduce the $16 trillion to a couple hundred million and focus on what is essential for the space program, and create a separate account to truly

soldiers in Iraq. We are currently in a record deficit and it is about time we become accountable and quit wasting our limited finances. We wasted $125 million on a Mars orbiter that broke due to improper conversion between metric and English units. Great job with the math and science, NASA. NASA has become more a jobs program and public relations campaign than an actual fruit-bearing program. NASA now has a “Space Station” they use as an excuse to keep the shuttle program funded forever. The Russians are not paying for their share of the Space Station either. They have resorted to selling trips to billionaires, celebrities and are now negotiating to host TV game shows in space. NASA has given up on pretending that shuttle missions involve science and now proclaim they are important for international relations. So let’s end this multi-trillion dollar PR campaign and start spending money on important things. But you don’t have to listen me. Take it from one of the most traveled men in space – Jean-Luc Picard. In an interview with BBC News, Patrick Stewart who played Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek; the Next Generation” said, “I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out on to other planets – even though they may be utterly uninhabited.”

leave no child behind. Though I have never used a Swedish mattress I am sure it’s well worth the trillions it took for NASA to develop this technology that seems to have strayed light years from the agency’s purpose. If there are so many Earth-saving properties in space, let’s make space exploration a world ambition and not just our ambition.

While it is true that typical government waste and mismanagement have infiltrated NASA, that’s hardly a reason to stop all space exploration. Should we stop having elections because there were votecounting problems in Florida? Of course not. And if we’re so desperately looking for extra money, there are plenty of places to look to trim, including

NASA. Simply cutting one program while ignoring the waste that is rampant elsewhere in our system simply isn’t wise. As far as selling airtime in and trips to space, the Russians may have the right idea. If the amount of public money spent on space exploration is too much, then why shouldn’t the programs be, at least partially, funded by private interests?


not striving for the playoffs,” Titan Head Coach Bob Ammann said. “It’s an inter-county rivalry. We’ve been the big dog in the county for years, going back to the ‘80s and ‘90s. Now they’ve had the better hand for the last few years so obviously they’re going to come very motivated. They need these three points badly. Our objective is not only to get the result, but to win the intercounty rivalry.” The Titans’ goal beyond tonight’s game is to finish strong and to get an overall record of 9-9-1. “It’s important to reach that .500 mark at least,” Puder said. “I think it’ll do a lot for us to win [tonight]. It’s going to be a big game. It’ll set the pace for the rest of the games, but it’s also important for going into next year as well.” Although UCI is nationally ranked and among the top teams in

SPORTS the Big West standings, UCI Head Coach George Kuntz said in a phone interview that “all of the teams are

I expect them to play as they do any other time, even when they’re not striving for the playoffs. – Bob Ammann Titan Head Coach


very good” and “Cal State Fullerton is a very good team.” The Titans will continue their road trip with a match against the Cal State Northridge Matadors on

Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. With 12 points, CSUN is another team fighting for position in the Big West standings as they trail secondplace UCI by one point and conference leaders UCSB by three points. The Matadors (5-5-5, 3-1-3 Big West) have been struggling to gain ground in the Big West race as they have been winless in their last three matches. The Titans are currently on a season-high three-game losing streak with recent losses to UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Although CSUF is looking up at the rest of the teams in the Big West standings, the team continues to have high spirits and thinks it is no different than any of their opponents, Ammann said. “I think we’re the best last place team in the country,” Ammann said. “Anyone who plays us, we’re looking forward to it. I don’t think they come in anticipating an easy win.”

October 25, 2006

Ordonez Enjoys Career Season BY ADAM LEVY

Daily Titan News Editor

At the onset of the 2006 postseason, many were anticipating superstars such as Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran to steal the October spotlight. One hero that has emerged from the playoff fray is the resurgent Magglio Ordonez. As the Detroit Tigers battle the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series this week, Ordonez is finally earning the underrated veteran something previously missing in his illustrious career – the limelight. The Venezuelan slugger made his mark in post-season history this month, closing out Detroit’s fourgame sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a mammoth two-run shot to left that clinched the Tigers’ first World Series berth in 22 years. “I knew it was gone as soon as I hit it,” Ordonez said, according to AP. “This is what I’ve dreamed about my whole career, my whole life. I don’t even remember running around the bases.”


thing for the faculty, the staff mem ber and the administrators to meet the team,” Reynolds said. Reynolds said it was also a chance for the tennis team to have fun with the faculty and staff, socialize with them and compete with them on their own turf instead of meeting with the faculty members during their office hours. “It’s nice to see [the faculty and staff],” Reynolds said. Reynolds said the players really have a good time. “They make it so that whatever level the players [in the event] are,

Ordonez’ exuberance about the peak moment of his career is laced with inspirational and ironic twists as he has blazed his path back from injury and adversity to reestablish himself as one of baseball’s premiere hitters. The right fielder has smacked three home runs with eight RBI during the Tigers amazing October run. “I’ve been dreaming of this my whole life. My dream came true. This is really exciting,” Ordonez said in a Chicago Sun-Times story published on Oct. 15. The Venezuelans’ trail to postseason greatness was paved through the windy city, as the mop-topped slugger signed for a team-record $75 million, 5-year contract with the Motown Mashers in January 2005 after spending the first eight years of his major league career with the Chicago White Sox. Ordonez was a stalwart cleanup hitter with the Pale Hose, with 187 home runs and 703 RBI suffered a 2004 knee injury and as his relationship with White Sox manager Ozzie

Guillen deteriorated, setting the tone for his free-agent defection to Detroit. The Tigers, being a small-market team coming off 11 consecutive losing seasons could not attract the blue-chip free agents and took an expensive flyer on the talented, but injury-prone Ordonez. Their concerns were warranted as hernia sidelined the hitter for the first half of 2005, though he returned from the disabled list with a strong second half. The outfielders’ shiny mane has earned him near cult status as the colorful comeback player continues to lead the Tigers’ surge towards a possible World Series trophy. Geoffrey Reynolds, a former Tigers historian and lifelong fan has jumped on the hysteria, selling wigs that resemble Magglio’s mane, popular with Detroit fans paying homage to their new Kirk Gibson. “When Ordonez hit the home run in the bottom of the ninth, I knew the wigs would remain a hit with fans,” Reynolds said. “No ending could have been better than that.”

they make it so it is possible for them to play and have fun,” Reynolds said. Le liked the idea that the faculty, staff and administrators came to play doubles tennis during the event with the team. “It’s a good way for us to raise money and just get in touch with the faculty and staff who support us,” Le said. Le said it was really nice to talk to them and interact with them. “We really appreciate them,” Le said. Le said she has fun at the yearly event because the matches get crazy for both the faculty and the athletes. “The teachers and everybody else

gets so competitive, and then you’re just like ‘wow it’s so intense,’” Le said. Le said it is funny to see the teachers in an outside environment as opposed to an academic one. “It’s cool to see how relaxed and how nice they all are,” Le said Ruya Inalpulat, an assistant coach who had previously played with the team, agreed. “It’s really exciting to see those people,” Inalpulat said. Inalpulat, a student who is now in her fifth year at CSUF, said she is always looking forward in the fall for the event. “It’s like getting together before the season starts,” Inalpulat said.

Upcoming Titan Athletics Schedule

Women’s Volleyball-

Women’s Soccer

- Cal State Fullerton [8-6-2 overall, 3-1-1 in the Big West] hosts Long Beach State in a Big West conference battle tonight at 8 p.m. As part of “Youth Soccer Night,” kids ages 13 and under, wearing their soccer jerseys will be admitted free. Titan senior soccer players will be honored before the game and the match will be nationally televised on the Fox Soccer Channel.

Cal State Fullerton [14-7 overall, 3-5 in the Big West] travel to UC Davis for a match on Thursday, before coming home to play the Pacific Tigers at the Titan Gym on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Titans will wrap up their home schedule with matches against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Nov. 3 and UC Santa Barbara on No. 4


- On Oct. 28, the fencing team will have a face off against CSUF fencing alumni beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon. The event will take place in KHS 202.

October 25, 2006


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October 25, 2006


Titan Tennis Event to Smash it up With Players and Faculty BY ROBERT MORAN

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Cal State Fullerton’s tennis team will be hosting its 10th annual faculty staff event this Friday in the tennis courts. Gina Le, who has been playing with the team for four years, said the faculty would be paired up with the players for doubles tennis until twenty points had been earned. She said whoever wins during the time allotted will be rotated to the other courts and partnered with another player. “You always play with a different person, and you can up court or down. So, it’s not like a regular match,” Le said. The event is the brainchile of CSUF tennis Head Coach Bill Reynolds.

By Karl Thunman/Daily Titan KICKING AWAY – Titan Amir Shafii and UC Davis’ Paul Marcoux struggle for the ball in a match earlier in the year that CSUF eventually lost in overtime. The Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team is looking to finish on a high note despite having a 5-9-1 overall record and a 1-5-0 record in the Big West this year.

Titans Look to Learn Some Lessons as Season Wraps Up BY JONATHAN SAAVEDRA Daily Titan Staff Writer

With four games left this season, the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team is looking to finish strong beginning tonight as they make a cross-county excursion to Irvine where they will face the nationally ranked No. 28 UC Irvine Anteaters.

CSUF (5-9-1, 1-5-0 Big West) fell 3-2 in overtime to the Anteaters (10-3-3, 4-2-1 Big West) earlier this season. The Anteaters are entering the match with an 8-0-4 record over CSUF since Oct. 24, 1999. “Last time we just got out-desired, out-worked a little bit,” Titan goalkeeper Kevin Puder said of the Sept. 27 match.

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Puder will be inactive tonight with a re-aggravated shoulder injury that he suffered earlier in the season. The Anteaters will enter tonight’s game with defender Matt Murphy, who leads his team and the Big West in scoring with nine goals and 23 points. They also have senior goal keeper Kenny Schoeni, who had seven saves, two shutouts and was named

Big West Player of the Week. With CSUF sitting at the bottom of the Big West rankings and second-place UCI battling UC Santa Barbara for the No. 1 spot, tonight’s match is important for both teams. “I expect them to play as they do any other time, even when they’re SEE MEN’S SOCCER - PAGE 6

Reynolds said the event originated during his tenure as the head coach for UC Irvine’s Men’s tennis team. He said the event was so popular that when he started coaching the women’s team 16 years ago at CSUF he brought the idea for the event with him. Reynolds said the event that was held at UCI was similar, but it was more competitive than the one held at CSUF. Reynolds said the event was a fundraiser for the team, which some years raised as much as $500. The money, he said, went back to the team to pay for equipment and anything else that the team needs. Reynolds said that raising money was not the primary reason. “It’s mainly a [public relations] SEE TENNIS - PAGE 6

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