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DTSHORTHAND Campus Life Students and alumni who are or have served in the military will be honored May 4 during a 6-9 p.m. Veterans Appreciation Night in the Golleher Alumni House. The program, sponsored by the Student Veteran’s Association, includes dinner, music, and recognition of student and alumni veterans, as well as students currently in the military who are deploying to the Middle East this summer. For more information, call Sue Passalacqua, adviser to the student organization and associate director of the Women’s Center/Adult Reentry, at 278-3651.

Daily Titan switches news provider services The Daily Titan editorial staff will be switching from an Associated Press (AP) subscription to the MCT Campus news services, formerly known as KRT Campus. What this means for readers is a potential change is the nature of odd news. On a positive note, the MCT Campus services offer more news elements to our staff, including photos, multi-media, infographs and more, that previously were not available under the AP subscription. Although the Daily Titan is not affiliated with this organization, we do recognize the Snopes. com Web site for providing some of the days most odd news. From the home page, click the “What’s new?” link. Afterwards, scroll down and click the “Daily Snopes” link to get connected to some humorous, real life, news stories.

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Sept. 30 - In the article “Thefts reported at the SRC,” The Daily Titan referred to Nicolé Nicholson as he. We apologize for this inaccuracy.

It’s Predictable, but still funny: ‘Funny video of fat kid diving into a pool’

‘Hitch’ shares scoring tips The real date doctor gave his dating advice to over 1,000 CSUF students By Skyler Blair

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Giggles and snickers could be heard throughout the Titan Student Union Pavilions on Monday night when David Coleman, the “Dating Doctor,” delivered some advice that could be used by anyone in this new digital age with MySpace and Facebook. The event was organized and funded by the four Greek councils: National Pan-Hellenic Conference, Multicultural Greek Council, Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council. It was an immense melting pot with more than 1,000 CSUF students in attendance according to Je’nell Griffin, the assistant coordinator of Greek Life. David Coleman is known as “The Real-Life Hitch” because the movie parallels his life and his expertise in the world of dating. He has spoken at universities across the United States. He has earned 10 National Speaker of the Year awards – seven from Campus Activities Magazine and three from the National Association for Campus Activities. Coleman has written four relationship books including his most recent book, “Making Relationships Matter.” In his presentation, Coleman offered many valuable tips to create a healthy relationship for both men and women. Coleman said that a healthy relationship should have five characteristics: trust, respect, intimacy, passion and commitment. He told the audience that they should try to be like a fat penguin and break the ice to initiate conversation without resorting to sleazy pickup lines. “Hey baby they call me the love pirate, now give me all your booty,” was one example of a pick-up line Coleman advised not to use, as well as the more graphic, “My love for you is like diarrhea, I just can’t hold it in.” With the rise of social Web sites like MySpace and Facebook, the Dating Doctor said that there really is no such thing as a blind date anymore. Coleman said that it makes it easy for men and women to find out each other’s interests to formulate good open-ended questions to avoid those awkward silences. However, too much use of the Web can be a bad thing, Coleman said. “There is a difference between scanning and memorizing,” Cole-

man said, on avoiding seeming like a stalker. The men in Pavilions took notes when the girls went silent at Coleman’s titillating descriptions of what is good massaging and kissing. “I now know what a girl’s wants and needs are and what a guy (should) put into a relationship,” Garrett Ono, a 20 year old business administration major, said. Coleman explained that people think negatively about themselves on a daily basis and then cannot understand why their relationships are unsuccessful. He helped to identify strengths and eliminate weaknesses to instill confidence that will give them the ability to engage in a meaningful relationship with someone else. When the presentation was over, CSUF students gathered outside and discussed some of the new ideas they learned. “I now have the courage to go up and speak to someone,” Kristen Yukech, a 20-year-old theater major, said. Although he didn’t have any catchy dance moves to offer like Will Smith, Coleman’s advice was as useful to any CSUF singles that are ready to mingle.

Wild Rivers gets another year

After four preparation leaps, this hefty diver has the confidence to make his final jump. Too bad he didn’t make it too far. After his final jump off the diving board, the diver lands a back flip on his head, then side flops off the diving board and into the swimming pool. All to the laughter of spectators.



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Photos By Todd barnes/Daily Titan Staff Photographer The “dating doctor”, David Coleman, delivers the punchline to one of the worst pick-up lines he’s ever heard, during his speech to members of Cal State Fullerton’s student body Monday night.

New programs created to fill need for nurses It is difficult to get into the three-year program, but jobs are waiting By Fryda Gonzales

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See related story on page 2 By Brian Lichterman/For The Daily Titan The park is not only for teens and adults, but for youngsters such as 2-year-old Noah Richardson, who braved the slide by himself for the first time.

Despite the current economic fallout and rising national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent recorded in August, nurses continue to be in high demand. In efforts to keep up with

the supply and demand disparity and prepare students for a demanding, yet, rewarding career in health services, the Cal State Fullerton Department of Nursing launched two programs this fall. The Entry-Level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (EL-BSN) and the Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing (EL-MSN) were pioneered by Planning Director of Pre-licensure Program Mary Wickman, according to Administrative Support Coordinator Imelda Hernandez. The programs were approved in 2007 by

the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and supported by the Chancellor’s Office. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be nearly 600,000 nursing jobs across the United States between 2006 and 2016. The Department of Health and Human Services projects a shortage of 29 percent by 2020, with more than 1 million positions open. Each program is three years long, and the bachelor’s program combines 37 units of theory with 30 See NURSING, Page 2

Prop. 2 advocates want to let sleeping pigs lie World Vegetarian Day, October 1, serves as promotion for Prop. 2 By dhawani Parekh

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Vegetarians may have more to celebrate this Vegetarian Day, Oct. 1, as researchers are predicting Proposition 2 to pass, tightening restrictions on the agriculture industry’s treat-

ment of farm animals. According to California’s Official Voter Information Guide, one of California’s major industries is agriculture. The industry raises over 40 million animals for commercial purposes on farms and ranches. Proposition 2, if passed, will prohibit farm animals from being restricted to move around freely. Animals should not be confined in any way that prevents them from standing up, lying down and stretching around, as defined in the

proposition. The proposition affects three main sectors of the agriculture industry – calves raised for veal, egglaying hens and pigs for breeding, according to the Official Voter Information Guide. Lorri Bauston, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and director of Animal Acres, said, “Animal Acres supports Prop. 2 and believes that it is a positive step being taken in the right direction. You have to realize that farm animals have feelings also.” If this passes, then beginning

Jan. 1, 2015, it will become illegal to confine farm animals in today’s industry standards. It will be treated as a misdemeanor act. People may be fined up to $1,000 and/or be jailed for up to 180 days. “We should compare animals to ourselves. For instance, we do not like staying at home all day, we would rather be free and be outside. Then animals should also be free and not be confined to a cage,” said Nisarg Kaji, a vegetarian and a CSUF student who is pursuing a master’s de-

gree in computer science. The Field Poll Web site offers voters information on the various propositions that are on the November ballot. Surveys show that as of July 2008, only 16 percent of people are aware of Proposition 2. However, according to the Web site’s survey, 63 percent of voters are going to vote yes for this proposition. “It looks like it will pass, but at the same time, not many people are See VEGETARIAN, Page 2

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IN OTHER NEWS nursing: not enough for the demand Iraqi forces win more control and lose lives

BAGHDAD (AP) –The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25. The figures are a sign that U.S. military is increasingly relying on the Iraqis, including U.S.-allied Sunni fighters, to take the lead in operations so they can assume responsibility for their own security and let the Americans eventually withdraw. Overall civilian casualty figures remained relatively low despite a spate of deadly attacks in Baghdad and surrounding areas during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which ends Tuesday for Sunnis and Thursday for most Shiites. But even as Iraqi security forces are taking the lead and violence in the country has plunged some 80 percent over the past 15 months, cautious Pentagon leaders have resisted calls for more rapid and hefty troop pullouts. Instead, top commanders insist the security situation remains fragile, and the improvements reversible. One potential source of conflict comes this week, when the Shiite-led government begins to assume authority over tens of thousands of Sunni fighters who turned against al-Qaida in Iraq.


Voting for president begins in pivotal Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) – In the state that may again determine the presidency, voters started casting ballots Tuesday as Barack Obama struggles to thwart a John McCain victory in Ohio four years after it tipped the election to President Bush. Both candidates visit often while spending millions of dollars flooding TV and radio with advertisements, mailboxes with literature and even voicemail with automated phone calls to get supporters to the polls, particularly during the oneweek window in which people can register and vote in one swoop. Early participation appeared light; officials in the state’s largest counties that are home to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Dayton each reported several hundred ballots cast by afternoon. Many of those who voted cited convenience. “I wanted to avoid the traffic and the people,” said Charlene Glass, 49, of Cleveland Heights. A first-time voter, she backed Obama and expressed her enthusiasm for a black candidate. In Dayton, Terri Bell, 49, chose McCain because of his experience and his military service. “I have a lot on my plate. I wanted to do this early,” she said.


East Los Angeles wants to be its own city

LOS ANGELES (AP) – East L.A. birthplace of the lowrider, Los Lobos and Oscar de la Hoya is to Mexican-Americans what Harlem is to the black community. Now it wants to become its own city. Commonly mistaken for a part of Los Angeles, East L.A. is actually an uninc. section of Los Angeles County, with more than 130,000 people 96 percent of them Latino packed into 7.4 square miles. Cityhood proponents complain that East L.A. is treated as an afterthought by the county Board of Supervisors, and they want the community to take charge of its own destiny. “We’re a nationally branded area,” said Diana Tarango, vice president of the East Los Angeles Residents Association, the prime backer of the effort. “We should be making our own decisions about planting trees on the street or putting up light poles.” While outsiders often see the area as gang-plagued and poverty-ridden, East L.A. possesses cultural and political symbolism for Mexican-Americans.

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From Page 1 units of clinical practice. Students must apply prior to the fall semester. This year CSUF received 175 applicants for the 48 spots available in the EL-BSN and predict a substantial increase of qualified candidates for the next term according to Advisor of Pre-Licensure Programs Melanie Pyles. The bachelor’s program is highly competitive and the selection process is based on a point system. Pyles recommends students to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and to volunteer within the health field. Orange County and San Bernardino student residents receive additional points.

The CSUF Department of Nurs- preceptor, nurses with a master’s deing also offers a new state of the art gree,” Pyles said. nursing simulation center in the KiPrior to starting the bachelor’s nesiology buildprogram, students ing and works must complete eight with Western required courses, go Medical Center through a criminal in Anaheim, background check, St. Joseph Hoshealth screening and pital in Orange obtain liability insurand others to ance, according to provide the rePyles. quired facilities – Melanie Pyles, However, nursing is for the student’s not for everyone and it Advisor clinical placetakes a special kind of ment according person with a sincere to Mary Ann Kelly, the school nurse desire to help people and key perprogram coordinator. sonality traits to be successful in the “The students are placed in groups nursing field. no bigger than 12 monitored by a “Empathy, you either have it or

You can learn how the body works, but caring and an empathetic attitude you have to have.


you don’t. You can learn all of the rest. You can learn how the body works, but caring and an empathetic attitude you have to have,” Pyles said. Students completing the nursing programs are 100 percent employable, and many hospitals are offering sign-on bonuses, retention programs or school loan forgiveness with competitive salaries due to the nursing shortage. Those completing the bachelors program are expected to earn an average salary of $55,000 and $60,000 after finishing the master’s program. “If it is not your calling, I wouldn’t say do it for the money because you are not going to be happy and neither your patients,” Pyles said.

vegetarian: proposition 2 may pass From Page 1 educated about it,” Matthew Jarvis, professor of political science, said. “Mostly people will vote for it because it looks like a reasonable proposition that does not require much time and does not cost anything.” Meanwhile vegetarians in Long Beach will be celebrating the third annual “Compassionate Cuisine: A

Celebration of International Vegetarian Day” on Sat., Oct. 4 from 5-9 p.m. It is being held at the 2nd City Council Gallery and Performance Space. The event is hosted by Friends of Animal Acres in Long Beach. The proceeds will help the Animal Acres emergency rescue and refuge efforts. The event will feature a couple of guest speakers, a music performance

by the group Makena, an opportunity drawing, vendors and vegetarian information tables. More than that, people can try an array of vegetarian and vegan foods along with organic wine and beer from top vegetarian restaurants and companies. The cost is $35 per person. Bauston, who is one of the guest speakers said, “This is an educational event through which we raise fund-

ing to keep Animal Acres open. I am a vegan and it is the most compassionate way of living life. I would encourage people to take whatever step they can to not harm animals.” To celebrate the joy of living and the many positive outcomes and possibilities of becoming a vegetarian, Oct. 1 was named as the official World Vegetarian Day in 1978 by the International Vegetarian Union.

Wild Rivers gets another year The Irvine waterpark has received a lease extension and will stay open for the 2009 season by brian Lichterman For the Daily Titan

If you missed your opportunity to visit the Wild Rivers Waterpark one last time before it closed, you’re in luck. The Irvine Company recently agreed to extend the park’s lease for one more year. The park’s original lease expired in 2007 after which the park was given a one-year extension through the 2008 season. Wild Rivers and the Irvine Company have agreed to terms for another extension which will keep the park open through the 2009 season. The Irvine Company has owned the land the park sits on since its opening, as well as many other properties in the Irvine area such as the Pelican Hill Golf Resort, Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum. The first lease extension issued to the park was largely due to the city’s mayor, President of the park, Mike Riedel said, “Beth Krom, the mayor of Irvine, was instrumental to the extension that was given in 2007. Without her, the park wouldn’t exist today.” The plan for the 30-acre lot the park sits on is to build homes, but with the housing market the way it is now, the developer’s plans have been delayed. This second extension is mainly due to the poor market, Riedel explained. “The Irvine Company has been a very good landlord to us, and we want to end the run of the park on good terms,” he said. The lease of the adjacent concert venue, The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, is up in 2017, but is not affiliated in any way with Wild Rivers. The water park admits approximately 400,000 customers every year, as well as about 2,000 kids through the Camp James program, according to Riedel. He said that ticket sales have been fairly steady, and the public knowledge of the park’s closure has not affected the park’s operations. Many petitions to keep the park open have been floating around the Internet on Web sites, such as the Facebook profile “save wild rivers” which has more than 2,500 members. Riedel is aware of the support the park has been getting from local residents. “We appreciate their support, but the best way to extend the future of the park is to work with these companies behind the scenes,” he said. A member of the facebook group, Genevieve Rich, said “I would gladly sign any petition to keep the park open, I come every summer.”

One result of the park’s eventual closure will be the loss of nearly 1,000 jobs for local residents. The park opened in 1985, and just completed its 24th season. The park now has over 40 rides and has Southern California’s largest man-made earth mountain at 56,000 cubic yards of earth. The mountain contains 10 of the park’s rides. The park also offers the only two

giant side-by-side wave-action pools in the country. On Oct. 5, the park will host its 15th annual Mighty Rubber Ducky Race, in which 15,000 rubber ducks are raced around one of the park’s premiere attractions, the Lazy River. A recent visitor of the park, Katie Beckmann said “I’ve never heard of the race before, but it sounds hilarious.”

More information about the event can be found on the park’s Web site. There is no certainty of when the park will actually close down, but it is definitely going to happen as the contracts with the city are already signed, Riedel said. Regardless, Wild Rivers will reopen its gates in mid to late may of 2009 and will stay open through September.

October 1, 2008



Photo Essay: Cruisin’ for the Cure

By Joseph Von Regius/Daily Titan Staff Photographer From top left to right, Marty McFly’s famous car from the movie “Back to the Future” displayed all of its high-tech gadgets and computer system wires at the Cruisin’ for the Cure. While this particular time machine doesn’t fly, it did bring spectators some variety without having to visit the back lots of Universal Studios. The Cruisin’ for a Cure event had an estimated 4,000 classic cars, hot rods, street rods and many other types of vehicles at this year’s show. Many of them drove by with their loud V8s thumping and freshly waxed paint shining. This miniature hot rod got lots of attention while cruisin’ the show and revving its mini motor. The car was a quarter the size of its larger hot rod brothers but still had a great eye catching paint job. The driver of this silver DMC DeLorean drove through the show while making sure to show off this cars ability to open its winglike doors. Jim Donoho was one of the prostate cancer survivors who participated in this year’s car show. He was happy to stand by his custom flame painted 1932 Ford Hiboy Roadster while wearing the blue cancer survivor T-shirt. A fully restored Bat mobile from Batman television series was one of the many unique classic antiques at this show. This car had people humming the famous Batman tune as they walked by the original Dark Knight’s set of custom wheels.

Hard times complicate recruiting of foster parents A veteran of 15 years in child welfare, Penny Esser has never weathered a tougher climate for the work to which she’s so devoted — recruiting foster parents. “It’s as bad as I’ve seen,” said Esser, who’s based in Medford, Ore. “We are really at a critical shortage — we’re crowding the foster homes that we have.”

Even in good times, recruitment is often challenging because of concern about inadequate reimbursement rates, burdensome oversight or simply a perception that foster parents get a bad rap due to periodic horror stories in the news. Now, amid epic economic turmoil, the challenge is aggravated — especially in the majority of states, Oregon among them, whose payment rates to foster parents fall well below estimates of what’s needed to

raise the children. “It’s the fear factor that’s keeping some people from even applying,” said Don Darland, who heads the Oregon Foster Parent Association. “People are saying, ‘I don’t even want to try. I don’t know what’s going to happen. ... Maybe we have enough income, but we’re not sure what’s going to be there in the future.’” Darland, a quadriplegic, is a retired Marine officer. He said he and his wife have been foster parents for 18 years, caring over that span for about 60 children, many with physical or emotional problems. The problem is that there are not more folks like him: Retention is a problem in Oregon, with a need to replace at least 60 percent of the foster parents every two years, Darland said. “It’s always been a problem even in the best of times — and it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better,” said Lauri Stewart, a spokeswoman for Oregon’s Department of Human Services. “People are being pinched hard.” One factor common to many states, she said, is that reimbursement doesn’t cover child-care costs — meaning foster parents who work outside their home often must pay hundreds of dollars a month from their own pocket for day care. Stewart said the number of foster homes in Oregon has remained relatively steady in recent years, but at too low a level to provide optimal care for foster children. The consequences, she said, include having to assign multiple children to each available home and settling for less-than-desirable matches

for special-needs and minority children. From the national perspective, foster care advocates are deeply concerned by the budget woes besetting many states. Even if reimbursement rates aren’t reduced, there may be other damag-

People are saying, ‘I don’t want to try. I don’t know what’s going to happen ...Maybe we have enough income, but we’re not sure what’s going to be there in the future.

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Oregon Foster Parent Association.

ing cutbacks in training and support programs, said Carl Jones, interim executive director of the National Foster Parent Association. There’s particular concern about the financial struggles of foster parents caring for special-needs children with serious emotional problems. “The level of therapeutic needs for some kids is pretty high,” said Joe Kroll of the North American Council on Adoptable Children. “As we go into economic downturns, we start to lose some of those supports.” Foster parent Susan Bell is wres-

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tling with that very issue. She and her husband already have two teenage foster sons in their home in Portland, and case workers are pleading with them to take more — including one youth who sexually molested a sibling and another who stabbed his mother. “Are we wanting to tackle that with the amount of reimbursement we’re getting? It’s a heavy subject,” said Bell. “We realize the amount of supervision these kids require. ... Generally, what’s foremost on our minds is, ‘Can we financially continue to do this?’” Bell, 58, said the state pays $512 a month for each of the boys now in their home — not enough to cover the surging costs of providing for them. Like other teens, the boys take long showers, leave windows open in the winter — jacking up utility bills — and eat heartily. “Teenage boys don’t eat a little bowl of cereal — they eat a mixingbowl size,” Bell said. For now, she and her husband are wary of taking on more children, despite the state’s entreaties. “If you take in a 14-year-old, you’re looking at a four-year commitment, even if things worsen economically,” Bell said. “It’s a 24/7 job that definitely has its rewards, but there is an emotional and financial cost.” Nationally, the situation varies from state to state. The president of the Texas Foster Family Association, Irene Clements, said her state’s reimbursement rates — well above the national average — aren’t a problem. But she said many potential fos-

ter parents are deterred by the rules they’d be subject to — “The system’s gotten so punitive that they don’t want to do it any more.” In Georgia, the foster-care community is waiting to learn what the impact will be of across-the-board budget cuts ordered by Gov. Sonny Perdue — at least 6 percent for every agency. David Elliott, head of Georgia’s Foster Parent Association, said cutbacks in foster-parent training are viewed as likely. “I’m not seeing mass panic — I’m seeing people taking studied approach,” Elliott said. “We are feverishly working and looking for out-of-the box solutions so we can take care of our children.” Back in Oregon, Penny Esser also is seeking new solutions. She works for the state’s Child Welfare Division in Jackson County, where there are about 325 children in foster care — up from roughly 200 five years ago. “We’re crowding foster homes,” she said. “People are willing, but we don’t want to burn out our foster parents. “We’re just finding beds. What we’re not doing is matching. We’re not keeping kids in their neighborhoods or with their siblings.” Groping for new recruitment tactics, Esser recently went through a local directory, found the names of 134 places of worship in Jackson County, and issued an appeal to them. “My challenge was, ‘Every church, one foster family,’” she said. “If we got every church to recruit one family out of their congregation, we’d be in really good shape.”

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All dolled up far too soon Pop star Katy Perry, who is known for her hit single, “I Kissed a Girl,” will now be in the hands of 14-year-old girls and 20-something men, but only in the form of a limited-edition 12-inch doll. The doll, which looks like a generic Barbie doll, but with dark hair and green eyes, was created by New York fashion designer Jason Wu and is manufactured by Integrity Toys. The manufacturer is said to release 500 dolls next week and has already started taking names for its wait list. The doll is clothed in a goldcolored dress with an ovesized black belt, an ensemble modeled after Perry’s wardrobe in the video for her bi-curious first single. The doll will be sold for the aboveaverage price of $49.99. Plastic pop star memorabilia is nothing new, but what can be defined as “collector-worthy” doesn’t seem to hold high standards anymore. What was once a privilege to have a plastic figurine locked up behind a glass case has now become a trend. Plastic dolls once indicated that an artist has made it big in the industry, or that they have impacted the public so fervently that they will be forever remembered. The Beatles, Kurt Cobain,

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Marilyn Monroe, and Lucille Ball dolls are worth owning. Those of new artists like the Pussycat Dolls, Fall Out Boy and Katy Perry seem more like a marketing ploy than a response to collector demand. At this point, Perry is nothing more than a one-hit-wonder as the rest of the world has yet to see the release of her next video. She may have a few more hits on her latest album that could once again exponetiate her stardom, but her next album could be nothing more than a failed attempt to recreate a tired formula. For all anyone knows, she may be the next pop mainstay and have a long, successful career in the limelight. Because there is no way to see the future, it doesn’t make sense to start pumping out dolls after one hit song. Wait a few years at least. Make sure she’s going to be around for a while. More people will become fans and there will be a greater demand for a doll. On the other hand, Integrity Toys may be on to something. If she ends up being a one-hit wonder, at least they churned out some dolls while they could still make a profit. If only they made a life-size doll for the males – that’s where the profit would lie.

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As college students we are poor, in a hurry and really hungry. Although I like to brown-bag it to save cash, sometimes my body is telling me to go buy fast food but documentaries like "Supersize Me" ruined the good old days of chicken (or alternate meat source) nuggets and french fries. Because we are always in a hurry, not only does food need to spare our arteries but also be classified as EWD (Edible While Driving) and fit in our lofty budget – somewhere around a dollar. Del Taco’s half-pound bean and cheese burrito with red sauce, according to, only has 270 calories, 8 grams of fat, costs about $1 and is EWD-certified. On the other hand, stay far away from their Macho Beef Burrito, which has 1,170 calories and 62 grams of fat. Wendy’s, which arguably has one

of the best dollar menus, features a grilled chicken go wrap that has 260 calories and 11 grams of fat, according to Pair it with a side salad and light ranch for only 130 calories more and 8 grams of fat. Stay away from their deluxe triple stack cheeseburger to avoid 480 calories and 28 grams of fat, 13 of which are saturated. Panda Express offers up some healthy choices, including Broccoli Beef, 150 calories and 8 grams of fat, and Mushroom Chicken, 130 calories and 6 grams of fat, according to Surprisingly, the rice, plain and steamed, is a high-calorie choice with 380 calories per serving! The worst item on their menu (that is,unfortunately, my favorite) is the Orange Chicken,which has 500 calories and 27 grams of fat. Smoothies are also a nice choice. They are cute and come in a pretty

By Brittany Kunza Daily Titan Columnist

Fast food or fat food? Quick, healthy eating

cup, are EWD-friendly, and are fruit, so they must be healthy. In reality, they can be pretty bad due to their high sugar content. Jamba Juice’s Orange Dream 16 oz. smoothie comes with 340 calories and 69 grams of sugar, according to, which is about average for their 16 oz. smoothies, not to mention the complimentary brain freeze. While smoothies may be lower in saturated fats than burgers, with little protein and fiber you might find yourself feeling hungry fairly quickly after consumption. I personally like to add some granola or almonds to make them a more rounded meal. Most restaurants now have their menu with nutritional information in their stores or online, placed very strategically, as to not ruin your appetite for your macho burrito, orange chicken and milkshake.

If this does sound like your typical lunch, I have something that will make you feel better about your choice. According to www.MensHealth. com, the No. 1 worst food in America is the Outback Steakhouse’s Aussie Cheese Fries with ranch sauce, which is 2,900 calories and 182 grams of fat. The good news is, if we were going into hibernation, these fries would probably be able to sustain you. The bad news is that these fries are considered an appetizer and those eating it are probably getting another plate of food in a few minutes. For more of America’s worst foods , check out http://www.menshealth. com/20worst/worstffchicken.html. For a more comprehensive list of all fast food restaurants and their nutritional information, check out

No leadership may lead to no billion dollar-bailout By Kelly Lamb

Daily Titan Staff Writer

The Federal Government wants $700 billion from taxpayers to bail out the financial industry and I ask, what have they done for me lately? This financial crisis and market meltdown have been monopolizing screens and pages all over the world for just over a week now. It seems that while investors thought they had put their money and financial security in the hands of trustworthy intellectuals, those fat cats were just waiting for the house of cards to come tumbling down. A prime example of one such feline is Dick Fuld, CEO of Lehman Brothers, who spent his 15 years with the firm selling most of his stock options and cleared about $490 million before taxes in that time, according to Time magazine.

Most of the Lehman Brothers employees lost everything when the investment firm tanked, but not Fuld, who kept his shirt despite causing so many to lose theirs with his approval of risky investments. Now the government’s high-ranking advisers, such as Henry Paulson, the secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, are asking the American taxpayer for more faith in these Wall Street-types – $700 billion worth. We are now supposed to have faith in a financial system that is failing and just throw more money at the problem armed with only our faith in Paulson – who walked away from being CEO of Goldman Sachs with 4.58 million shares worth $700 million – and this administration. In the Sept. 26 edition of The Nation, economist Joseph Stiglitz said of the bailout, “No private firm

was willing to buy these toxic mortgages at what the seller thought was a reasonable price; they finally found a sucker who would take them off their hands – called the American taxpayer." Paulson recently was quoted in Time magazine as saying, “raw capitalism is dead.” So why are we going to try and revive a corpse? The economy is full of dips and swells and while some fall deeper than others there is the belief that it will recover eventually. It is typical that George W. Bush is now calling for government regulation and bolstering of the financial markets. Bush was always a supporter of deregulating the free market economy when corporate America was ludicrous sums of money. Now that they may have to pay, they want the middle class to step in and collectively pay the tab? Although most representatives on

Capitol Hill deem the bailout unacceptable or undesirable, as seen by Monday’s rejection of it, they have offered no alternative. When it comes to the economy, it seems that while the presidential candidates offer no solution, the current president holds national addresses with a message equivalent to “the sky is falling.” A bailout plan may be passed and put into practice, not because it is the best plan but because no one else is offering any real leadership. Pundits and promises won’t get the country through this economic downturn but, then again, will $700 billion? The free market has always been our assurance that no one person had all the power, there was give and take and supply and demand. If that changes and the government is given power over yet another facet of our life, how can we be sure that our savings won’t go the way of habeas corpus?


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Titan dominates her new position, earns award Second-year player wins Big West Player of the Week after playing position for first time in her career By Crysania Salcido

Daily Titan Staff Writer

For a split-second between a setter passing the ball and the hitter making contact, there is a silence. Erin Saddler ends that silence the moment her hand touches the ball. Saddler’s hard, quick, pounding swing sends the ball crashing down on the opposing team. “Coming into games I want to win. I want to hit the ball hard; I don’t want the other team to score points on us, so I play aggressive,” Saddler said. After playing as a middle blocker her entire career until the match against UCLA on Sept. 10, Saddler moved to the outside hitting posi-

tion during the San Diego Tournament, a position Saddler said she’d wanted to play since she started playing volleyball. As a 6-foot-3-inch sophomore previously named to the Big West’s 2007 All-Freshmen Team, Saddler’s presence is felt on the Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball team. However, as a recent recipient of the Big West Player of the Week – thanks to a 19 and 23-kill performance in consecutive matches in the same day, both career highs at the San Diego Tournament – Saddler now is recognized as a force in the league. “Very clearly, Erin’s positioning to the outside gave her an opportunity to earn that kind of recognition because she was able to get all of those

additional attempts and opportunities, which she took care of,” Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman said. “Her stats were absolutely outstanding and she was very, very deserving of the award.” And Saddler has worked extremely hard for that honor. She began playing volleyball in seventh grade at Sussman Middle School in Downey, and began playing club volleyball in eighth grade while still playing for the school team. At Downey High School, Saddler played on the varsity team all four years and met fellow Titan volleyball players Genie Francisco and Cami Croteau when they played on the same team with the Mizuno Long Beach club during their senior year.

Photos By Rafael A. Delgado/For the Daily Titan Top: Erin Saddler spikes the ball in the women’s volleyball team’s loss to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Sept. 26 at Titan Gym. Right: Saddler prepares to throw a mini-volleyball into the crowd during the announcement of the starting lineup versus Cal Poly SLO.

“She’s fun, goofy, a good friend to hang around,” Croteau said. Saddler says she decided to come to CSUF because it was one of the only local schools that was really looking at her and she wanted to play close to home. She says that along with her immediate family, she has family nearby who frequently come to home games, as well as former high school and club coaches who check out the games. This support system helps keep Saddler working her hardest. “We revolve around volleyball,” Saddler said. “In club, my parents would go to every club game; we would have out-of-state tournaments and they would drive to all my out-of-state tournaments, and they’ve never missed a college volleyball game, at least one of them has been there.” Saddler values loyalty, teamwork, and trust and says that she always plays aggressively to get the job done. “In certain drills in practice you’re trying to learn the techniques so you can’t always go as hard as you want to because sometimes you go hard but you mess up and it gets frustrating ...” Saddler said. “I know I’ll try to be perfect sometimes and it just makes me frustrated. But then you just want to go all out and keep your own spot on the team.” Croteau described Saddler as a leader by action who leads the team by example.Her coach agreed with the sophomore defensive specialist. “She does a lot of talking away from the court I noticed, but when she gets on the court she’s back to business,” Zimmerman said. “I’d have to say she’s all about just keeping it simple. If we’re talking about getting kills her response would be to just do it, just get the kills, just huddle it or whatever it is.” That ability to “just do it” and her hard-working, aggressive attitude pay off the second Saddler connects with the ball and smashes it down on the opposing team.

The Fullerton Sports Guy Dodgers will make the Cubs wait ‘til next year yet again By David Carrillo

Daily Titan Executive Editor

The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, Theodore Roosevelt was President, only 46 states were in the Union, and women didn’t have the right to vote. It has been 100 years since the Cubs have won it all, and one thing is for sure – it is going to be at least 101 until they win again. Although they enter this year’s MLB playoffs with the best record in the National League and home-field advantage, they have the unfortunate pleasure of playing the rejuvenated Los Angeles Dodgers. And while most of Orange County is fixated on Los Angeles’ second best team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Dodgers have the best chance of making it out of the first round and winning their first pennant since 1988. Pitching: If pitching and defense wins championships, the Dodgers should have nothing to worry about. They have the best ERA in the National League and are second in batting average against, and walks al-

lowed. In other words, they don’t let runners on base often or easily. It’s going to be especially tough since the Dodgers are starting Derek Lowe, Chad Billingsley and Hiroki Kuroda for the series. In their combined six starts this season against the Cubs, the trio allowed 10 runs in 40.1 innings for an amazing 2.25 ERA. Manny Ramirez: In recent years the Dodgers haven’t been known for having an overwhelming offense, but that all changed on July 31 when the Boston Red Sox decided they no longer wanted to let Manny be Manny. Since coming to the Dodgers, Ramirez has a .412 batting average (as of Sept. 28) and has hit 17 home runs. And if you are still skeptical of the influence he has had on the club, realize that the Dodgers batting average in the month prior to Ramirez’s arrival was .250. In September, they hit .283. Managing: The one thing that the Dodgers haven’t really had since former manager Tommy Lasorda left in the mid-90s, with the exception of a brief stint with Davey Johnson, is a skipper with proven playoff experience. With the offseason hiring of

Yankee legend Joe Torre, they have all the managerial experience they need. Say what you want about a manger’s impact on a game; Torre’s four World Series rings speak volumes to his players. They know he can deliver, and as a result, they will give him their all. The curse: Of all the reasons why the Dodgers will deliver an opening round upset of the Cubs, the biggest may be that the Cubs are the Cubs. It has been 100 years since their last championship and they have blown a lot of chances along the way. Maybe saying they are cursed is a bit much, but between black cats, Bartman, broken-down pitchers, and busted dreams, why should this year be any different? They are baseball’s loveable losers (especially now that the Red Sox have overcome their misery), the team whose own fans expect to crumble, and starting today, they will once again.

Angels head into postseason as favorites ANAHEIM (AP) – One of the biggest bats in the lineup is gone, the designated hitter had his worst season in years and injuries have made two starters questionable. Sound familiar? Only this season it’s the Boston Red Sox, who suddenly look a lot like last year’s Los Angeles Angels heading into the teams’ first-round playoff series. Game 1 is Wednesday night, with Jon Lester on the mound for Boston against John Lackey. Hobbled by injuries to outfielders Gary Matthews Jr., Vladimir Guerrero, Garret Anderson and pitcher Bartolo Colon, the Angels got swept out of the 2007 AL division series by the Red Sox, who hustled through Anaheim on their way to a World Series championship. “We’re a deeper club right now and hopefully we’re going to see it,”

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday. “Last year against Boston we were a skeleton club and we didn’t play well.” This time around, the Red Sox are beaten up. Manny Ramirez is gone, traded to the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers; David Ortiz’s numbers are way down; and injuries to hitters Mike Lowell (left hip) and J.D. Drew (back) and Game 3 starter Josh Beckett are concerns. The Red Sox would obviously like to forget their 1-8 record against the Angels this season, including a sweep at Fenway Park in July when Lackey took a no-hitter into the ninth inning. It’s been just the opposite in the postseason, where Boston has dominated the Angels with a 9-0 record dating to the 1986 AL championship series, tying the longest postseason

winning streak against one team. Both teams have different looks since last playing each other at the July trade deadline, when rumors about Ramirez’s future stirred up Boston’s clubhouse. Jason Bay arrived from Pittsburgh in Ramirez’s place, improving Boston’s defense in left field. The Angels pumped up their power, surrounding Guerrero with the big bats of first baseman Mark Teixeira (.358 since joining the team) and center fielder Torii Hunter (.278), who signed during the offseason. Teixeira’s presence helped send Guerrero’s average soaring 61 points to .303, while the team’s average jumped nearly 20 points. Teixeira is in the postseason for the first time in his career after years of putting up huge numbers in Texas and going nowhere.

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