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Vol. XXXX No. 9

Fremont, California

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Budget outlook grim for next school year By BRITNEY BINDEL Staff writer Effects of new cinches in the state budget belt will inevitably be felt by Ohlone in fall semester, but not necessarily by its students. In fact, Joanne Schultz, director of business services, said, “At this moment, there is no talk of increasing the student fee from $26.” Additionally, Schultz assured faculty that, “Nobody is going to be laid

off; layoffs are not in the horizon.” Because neither of the obvious categories will be affected by the new cuts, the question then arises, what will be affected? Although the answer remains relatively ambiguous, Schultz postulates that faculty positions presently unfilled will remain vacant. The goal of Ohlone financiers is to find areas money can be saved which will affect students the least. Former Gov. Gray Davis was

recalled partly due to the accumulating debt that was not being paid. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his political campaign, promised to decrease the debt and increase funds for education. However, Schwarzenegger’s plan to fix the budget consists of going after special fire stations, police stations and education. The Public Employment Retirement System and the State Teachers’ Retirement System are both being

All smiles at the flea market

milked for funds to repay the borrowed debt money. This however, is not fixing the budget, as is being evidenced by the new rounds of budget cuts. The major cause of these cuts is simply the aftereffects of the bursting bubble over Silicon Valley, Schultz said. Three years ago, the bursting sent income taxes plummeting and fees to state-funded programs skyrocketing. Increased income taxes depleted

disposable income which normally was used to enroll in programs such as community colleges. As a result, enrollment dropped and budget goals were unmet. Community colleges all over California are experiencing different consequences of missing their budget goals. Some are even on the brink of closure, while others are on the State Chancellor’s “watch list.” This would mean the schools’ Continued on Page 6

Student raped in bathroom, college reacts By AMAN MEHRZAI News editor

Photo by Shari Wargo

These grinning aligator heads were part of the large collection of odd stuff on sale at last Saturday’s Super Flea Market in the Ohlone College parking lots. The monthly flea market draws interesting junk and interesting people. See Pages 4-5.

On Monday the Fremont Police Department released a sketch of a possible suspect involved in the rape of an Ohlone student in the woman’s bathroom in the library. The incident occurred on March 1 but was not reported to police for another six days, according to campus police. The female victim told police an unknown man followed her from her class to Building 1 at approximately 9:30 a.m. She said the man followed her into the bathroom in the library where she was raped. The suspect is described as a Hispanic-looking male, approximately 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, with dark hair, a moustache and goatee. A noticeable feature of the suspect is a ball bearing stud piercing on his tongue. Gus Arroyo, Lieutenant watch commander at the Fremont Police

World Forum on China set April 6 By FRANK ADDIEGO Staff writer Following the success of last month’s World Forum, plans are under way for yet another assembly, on Wednesday April 16 at 2 p.m. Again, dignified intellectuals will discuss issues facing our world today. This time, the topic will be “China, the US and the Changing Global Economy.” The importance of this centers around the expansion of China as an economy and our relations with the country. President and Superintendent Doug

Treadway feels that this is a topical concern. “China uses 80 percent of the world’s steel,” he said. Many Ohlone staff and students felt that with only one speaker, the previous World Forum, featuring Dr. Steven Zunes, lacked balance and variety. The talk was originally supposed to feature two speakers. The other guest, Professor M. Jamil Hanifi of the University of Michigan, was unable to attend. About 700 students filled more than half of the bleacher seats in Epler Gym for the Feb. 24. The new World Forum will feature different guests, representing

different perspectives. Dr. Kenneth Phong, Ph.D. serves as the chairperson of Kenson Ventures, LLC, which funds and consults biotech companies. He also founded (and formerly served as CEO of) CLONTECH Laboratories. Fong is an active participant in various community services, such as the Health Sciences Library of UC Berkeley, and the Chinese Historical Society in America. The other World Forum guest will be Dr. Nancy Mangold, MBA & Ph.D., and is the director of China America Business & Education Center, as well as the CSUH MBA

Program in Beijing. Mangold also studied and analyzed medical costs for Stanford Medical Center, as a specialist in strategic cost management. She has also spoken at the Bay Area World Trade Center. Both speakers will offer their own viewpoints on the issue of China’s ever-changing role in the world economy. Their presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session hosted by the Ohlone Forensics Team in which attendees can submit questions. It will be approximately two hours long.

Police sketch of rapist Department said, “Generally, the police don’t release this information to the public at all. We did so in this case to get the public to help identify the suspect.” Arroyo also commented that it is not unusual for some rape victims to refrain from reporting an incident until well after the crime for various psychological reasons. In a meeting with the Ohlone Continued on Page 6

Spring Break is next week There will be no school – and no Monitor – next week, March 21-25. If you are planning to go surfing in Baja, or skiing at Whistler Mountain, or maybe on a pilgrimage to the grave of Jim Morrison, please take photos. Then bring the photos to us so we can run them in the Monitor. These have to be “G-rated” photos, if you know what we mean, and we think you do. And try to stay safe out there.


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The shock and horror of raising minimum wage By FRANKIE ADDIEGO Staff writer During this one class, my professor-whom, lest you get the wrong impression, I love more than life itself-informed my class that those crooks in Washington have not increased the federal minimum wage in years. Then he told us that they’re trying to make it harder for people to file for personal bankruptcy. Unlike my classmates, I was somehow neither shocked nor horrified. Still, I know I was supposed to be and that worries me. Why was I not shocked or horrified? Well, for one thing, I don’t think there should be a federal minimum wage in the first place. Why do we need a federal one, when states can decide what their

minimum wage is or even whether or not they need it. According to the Department of Labor, only two states have lower minimum wage rates and seven have no minimum wage. What that means is that two would see a drop in the minimum wage if the federal rate was removed, and seven would have none and could either keep it that way, or come up with one and 13 (including California) have a higher minimum wage. The rest have the same minimum wage as the federal rate. Plus, some argue that the minimum wage hurts job creation and increases inflation. Minimum wage earners make up only 5.8% of the workforce, according to the Economic Policy Institute, and only 35% of those who do are parents. Yet, we’re all

supposed to be terrified that they haven’t increased wages in so long. Again, he also brought up Congress’s recent action to make it harder to file for personal bankruptcy. In what way does it “make it harder?” It really only wants stuff like asking debtors to do the daunting task of providing their creditors with written notice of their bankruptcies. Now, is it unreasonable to add a few provisions to this? Is it not prudent to save the privilege (no, it’s not a “basic right”) for the truly needy? After all, during the 2002 gubernatorial election, Gray Davis’s campaign attacked Bill Simon for “suing the taxpayers.” What do you think that means? To make a long story short, the

sponsors of H.R. 685 simply wanted to prevent people from abusing the system. Yet, certain people feel that they’re doing something inexcusable, and they don’t see another side to it. This professor (along with others) is against privatization of personal Social Security accounts. The President’s plan is optional and it wouldn’t even involve those over a certain age. It simply means if you feel like investing your account, which is your money, your property and something you worked hard to earn, into the stock market, you can. The liberals don’t like that, though. For one thing, George W. Bush came up with it, and so that’s really all the left needs to know before they oppose it.

More important, however, is the fear that people will destroy their Social Security accounts. Yeah, well, what if they lose all the money in their own bank accounts? But no, they don’t think people should be allowed to take such a risk. They also warn us of this big “windfall” for Wall Street. According to, this “windfall” is only 16 cents for every $10,000 in workers’ money. My point is that this supposed negligence on the part of the government doesn’t worry me. But it’s the lack of ambiguity that’s getting to me. People and businesses need more control, not less, over the money we make, and we need to remember that government handouts and so-forth are privileges, not rights.

Ohlone and violence: Are we as safe as we think? By STEVEN CHAVEZ Sports editor Recent events have proven the argument I tried to make about six months ago; the security guards that work here that are qualified to carry firearms should carry firearms. The rape of a 15-year-old girl two

weeks ago showcases the need for such actions. No, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that the rape wouldn’t have happened or that there would have been less of a chance for it to happen had there been armed security nearby. What I am going to say is that violent crime is not as far away as some of you think. It is in our backyard, waiting to come in. The arrest of a man that tried to

assault a security guard and the Dean of Student Affairs on Tuesday is another example. These events are not isolated, nor are they rare. The reality is that there are violent people in this world and there are violent people here in the Bay Area. The world is not a peaceful place. You cannot control the criminal element without the use of force. No, having guns on campus is not

going to get rid of all the violence of the world. What it would do, however, is help to ensure the safety of the security officers, the faculty and, most important in my eyes, the students. Call me crazy, but I don’t feel that it is in my own best interest in an emergency to rely on the Fremont Police Department that is already cutting corners due to budget constraints. Maybe it will take something tragic

to happen before the bleeding-hearts come to the realization that having guns on campus wouldn’t make us unsafe, but finally make us safe. If you disagree with what I’m saying, you will hopefully never be in the position where you find yourself staring at a psycho with a weapon. Hopefully there won’t be a security officer watchinghelplesslyasyougetassaulted. Hopefully it won’t come to that.


What is your dream Spring Break vacation?

BERNEL HALLERA Nursing “Ixtapa- they have white sand beaches. Even for a week.”

CAS FORNALSKI Film “A year without spring.”


BRANDY DELARA Fantasy dancer

“Tie up my family and take them south.”

“Going to Malibu and being drunk the whole time.”

JONATHAN TANGCO Nursing “Me and my girlfriend are going to Tahoe.”

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Klent has fun with chemistry, fire By JAMES HENDRA Staff writer Bang! Last Friday’s Brown Bag Seminar opened with a small chemical reaction, very similar to a rocket, or a jet engine, without the machinery. More like an explosion, actually. Jim Klent, retired professor of chemistry, demonstrated matter and energy and the changes they undergo, in Room 3201 from 1 to 2 p.m. More than 200 people attended. Klent said that there are many types of chemical reactions. First, he sprayed hair spray in various things, such as cardboard tubes, to see how it reacted. He put a ball in the tube, ignited the hair spray and the resulting miniexplosion sent the ball flying across the room, causing heads to duck in the crowd, a crowd which filled all the seats in the lectu-re hall and overflowed around the walls. He also mixed some chemicals together that then glowed bright blue. First he mixed copper and a compound called luminol in a container that included a twisted glass tube. With the lights turned out, the

solution glowed bright blue as it worked its way down the twisted tube and into a beaker. From the audience there was much “ooOooooh”ing and “AaaaaAaaahhhhhh”ing. After that experiment burned out, Klent moved to another one, in which he pulled out a block of dry ice in a Styrofoam container. He showed that the block had a hole drilled in it, about an inch and a half in diameter. Then he poured a LOT of magnesium powder into the hole, and lit it with a butane torch. Quickly covering the hole with another slab of dry ice, to protect the viewer’s eyes, the ice started to glow bright white with the magnesium light source for several minutes. It burned so long, and it created enough smoke to set off the fire alarms in Building 3. One campus police officer and a couple of workers from Buildings and Grounds showed up to see what the alarms were about. By the time they looked into Room 3201, Klent had moved onto another experiment and the alarms had stopped. Klent was demonstrating an old lamp, used in coal mines many

years ago. The lamp consists of a container of anhydrous calcium carbide, which, when mixed with water, produces acetylene, a flammable gas, which burns with a bright light. These lamps were also used on bicycles. That lamp burned through the entire rest of the presentation. After the lamp, he put some regular water, and some calcium chloride, into a bottle, put a silver solution inside, and started to shake it. At first it looked like the glass was turning purple. But then it turned out that the glass was being coated with silver on the inside. As it was doing that, it was being passed around the lecture hall. By the time it got past the first row, it was almost a perfect silver on the inside. Klent took out a bag of marshmallows, placed them in a vacuum chamber and sucked all the air out of it. It was looking like the experiment had failed, when he pulled the tube out of the chamber and the marshmallows shrunk to about a fourth their normal size. About the size as a marble. Then he took out a generator

Forensics team wins medals From staff reports TheOhloneCollegeForensicsTeam returned from the California Community College Forensics Association (CCCFA) State Championship Tournament this past weekend in San Diego with Gold and Silver Medals in debate, won by two of the top 10 debate teams in the state. This is the first time Ohlone has medaled on the state level in debate, earning multiple medals in other events as well. “The Forensics Team did a great job,” said debate coach Dave Curtis. “The debaters proved they have the skill and knowledge to beat 60 other teams.” Garnering the Gold Medal in Parliamentary Debate was the team of Andrea Adams and Joyce Chuang. “I feel like we’ve accom-

plished a major feat- I couldn’t have done it without my partner,” said Chuang. “This win proves we have what it takes to go all the way at nationals.” Earning the Silver Medal in Parliamentary Debate was the team of Erica Jubilado and Tony C. Yang. “It was extremely competitive,” said Yang. “Even though we lost in the final round to the undefeated top seed from Southern California, it was a good learning experience.” The two debate teams brought back Ohlone College’s first-ever state championship medals in debate. As a result, all five of the traveling members of the Forensics Team have qualified to advance to the National Forensics Tournament held in Philadelphia, PA in April. Cara Cuison, a team member specializing in prepared speeches,

missed breaking into her medal rounds on two out of three speeches by only one point. In addition to winning debate gold, Chuang received a Bronze Medal in her Speech to Entertain. Yang won Bronze Medals in Extemporaneous and Impromptu speaking. “We have a great chance at nationals,” said Director of Forensics Teresa Sutowski. “Because we have a great group of dedicated and hardworking students.” The Forensics Team is continues to hone their skills in preparation for the upcoming national tournament. The award-winning Forensics Team can be seen performing at the Forensics Showcase on March 30, in the Nummi Theater at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds go toward the team’s traveling expenses for the nationals in April.

that produced 10,000 volts of electrical current, but at such a low ampere that it was mostly harmless. To demonstrate, he took hold of the live metal prong with one hand, then a light bulb with the other hand, grounded the bulb to a water faucet, and it lit up like... well... a lightbulb. Finally, he took a mixture of sugar and cream, added some vanilla, put it into a bowl and asked for a volunteer. A strong-looking guy from the audience came up and Klent handed him a canister of liquid nitrogen. While Klent was stirring, the volunteer started to pour in some liquid nitrogen. This stuff is so cold that you can flash-freeze flowers with it. After all the liquid nitrogen was added to the sugar and cream, and after all the stirring was done, Klent took the bowl and showed it to the audience. It was ICE CREAM. To show that it was harmless, he ate some himself then offered it to anyone who was interested. Lines formed that didn’t let out until long after the presentation was done, with not much ice cream left.

Guitar group to play here After performing soldout concerts throughout the Midwest, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will play the Smith Center Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MGQ) started in 1986 and mixes various genres inspired by chamber music and string quartet traditions. MGQ’s sound ranges anywhere from Renaissance and Baroque, Spanish, Latin America and Romantic. Tickets are available at $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth and $15 for Ohlone College students.

Correction Last week’s Monitor said that Ohlone’s tutoring and mentoring project for grades K-6 offered credit for transfer to UCs and CSUs. Actually, it offers only general education unit transfer to the CSU system.



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Ohlone’s flea market madness is contagious By BRITNEY BINDEL Staff writer Every second Saturday of the month, Ohlone hosts its Super Flea Market in parking lots “E” and “H.” Vendors arrive bright and early on a typically crisp Saturday morning between 5 and 6 a.m. to ready their venues for opening at 8 a.m. Come rain or come shine, the flea market goes on, although, if it does begin to pour, the market might

close a bit earlier than its usual 3 p.m. A little bit of rain does not deter the average 1,500 to 2,000 customers who attend the flea market. The flea market has become a beloved Ohlone tradition, begun by Community Events Coordinator Elaine Nagel nearly 20 years ago. Vendors come from all over the Bay Area selling everything from food, jewelry, collectibles, toys and makeup to electronics and tools.

Admission to the flea market is free, however a $3 parking charge is collected. According to student Charlie Hebison, people who have things to sell typically respond to the advertisements on the Ohlone website or in the Fremont Argus. After they call the flea market office, the sellers are then categorized and directed according to whether they will be selling new or used wares, and also according to

how many times they will be attempting to sell their goods. If the vendors are selling new wares and are selling more than two times that year, they need to obtain a seller’s permit number from the State Board of Equalization, which costs either $5 a month or $30 per year. If, however, they are selling used wares, as long as they only attempt to sell them only two times in a one year period, they do not need a

seller’s permit. A festival atmosphere usually prevails at the flea market, with shoppers and “browsers” prowling the rows of booths and displays. Typically, the wide range of merchandise mirrors the even wider range of colorful characters who are either selling things or shopping for treasures. For more details on selling items at the Ohlone Flea Market, contact Elaine Nagel at (510) 659-6285.

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Photos By Charlie Hebison,Daniel Kwan, Melody Marquez, and Shari Wargo

The Ohlone College Super Flea Market is where you can find disparate items from fake fruit to plastic doll faces to dishes and jewelry. Some vintage items such as record albums or knit lamp shades, or even household items like Clorox and Venus Razors can be found at the flea market on the second Saturday of every month.


NEWS Student reportedly raped in library bathroom March 17, 2004

Continued from Page 1 Student Health Center, Personal Counseling Services Representative, Rosemary O’Neill explained how victims of rape commonly refrain from telling anybody about their assault because of shame or fear of reprisal on many cases. “The majority of rape cases go unreported,” said O’Neill, “the few that do report it take anywhere from two hours to two weeks to report.” Victims often feel it was their fault or that they could have avoided it. “Many people will say that the victim deserved it somehow by something they may have done. What they don’t understand is that nothing justifies a person being

assaulted, no matter what.” On Wednesday, Bay Area Women Against rape held a meeting in the Epler Gym to discuss the rape with concerned student, faculty and staff. About 65 people showed up, with roughly a quarter of them being faculty and staff. Ohlone Police Chief Steve Fajardo explained what measures police were taking to manage the situation. “The Fremont Police are doing the complete investigation,” said Fajardo. “We have offered to cooperate with them with anything they need.” The campus police will patrol more on foot and will offer escorts to anyone who feels the need for it.

One-act plays open By JESSICA LOSEE Staff writer “One Acts,” a series of five oneact plays performed by the Ohlone College Student Repertory Company, opened Wednesday night. “Timely (Philadelphia) Maneuver” featured a young couple on a blind date and two friends who go to a restaurant, the four are a ticking time bomb just waiting to explode. “Words, Words, Words,” the second play, features three wild characters bumbling their way through a science experiment. Franz, Milton, and Swift made the crowd go absolutely bananas over their monkey business. The third play, “Time Flies” fea-

turing two Mayflies, made a buzz among the audience with this look into their little lowly lives. One look at the fourth play's title makes one wonder what it has in store for the audience. “Whores of Academia” offers the audience a funny look into the intellectual side of whoring. The last play “The Problem,” opens the audience to a wife’s dilemma of a rather abnormal life with her husband. This odd couple fumbles through a blaringly colorful predicament; they show the true meaning of marital bliss. “One Acts” is a wonderful solution to a boring weeknight, it will be showing Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. in Ohlone’s Nummi Theatre.

In addition to Fajardo, Student Health Center Counselor Rosemary O’Neill offered her services to anyone who wanted to talk about any past incidents they had. Twenty-five percent of all Americans have been sexually assaulted, according to Marcia Blackstock, executive director of Bay Area Women Against Rape. Blackstock, along with Sexual Assault response Team Coordinator Diane Beynon demonstrated a variety of deterrents to avoid being sexually assaulted. Blackstock told of four techniques to be used in critical situations. “Be aware,” said Blackstock, “I am surprised of how many folks

don’t know who is around them at all times. Don’t look down, make eye contact with anyone who is around you.” Blackwell spoke of the benefits of keeping a circle of space around one self for personal space to avoid uncomfortable situations with a potential rapist. Secondly, Blackstock encouraged being verbal. “Don’t be afraid to yell at someone who is invading your personal space. It may sound unpleasant, but it could save you from being assaulted.” The third step involved various self-defense moves in case one is attacked. The last piece of advice from Blackstock was to do what

Student arrested on assault charge Ohlone student Steven Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday, charged with assault, obstructing police and disturbing the peace, according to Chief of Police Steve Fajardo. Police said Rodriguez was instigating a fight on campus after 12:30 p.m. and was brought to Dean of Student Affairs Ron Travenick’s office to sort out the details of the incident. Fajardo said Rodriguez became increasingly more emotional, until he finally lunged at Travenick , although he failed to make contact with him. Two Campus Security officers were needed to subdue Rodriguez. One of the officers, Ben Peralta, was injured, receiving an abrasion to his left elbow. Fremont Police were then dispatched to formally arrest Rodriguez, doing so without further incident. Fajardo stresses that this arrest is completely unrelated to the recent rape on campus.

they were told by the aggressor. “Trust your ability to do what your body tells you to do what is right. Trust your instinct. If you feel that fighting off this person may get you killed, don’t fight back.” Chef Fajardo finally proposed that the Self Defense Institute come on campus to teach basic martial arts to interested students, faculty and staff. If anyone has any information about the rape incident on campus, call the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6932 or contact the Ohlone Campus Police Services at (510) 659-6111. For anonymous tips, call (510) 979-7977.

Budget not looking good Continued from Page 1 board of trustees would have their authority replaced by State appointed trustees. One college not on the watch list is Ohlone. With a “Rainy Day Reserve” of $450,000, Ohlone is prepared for the worst. Schultz explained that, “We’ll be able to weather what’s coming at us, but it’ll be tough.” On March 24, a statewide meeting will be held at the chancellor’s office in Sacramento that will divulge how Ohlone is doing financially, compared to other community colleges in the state. Expectations are hopeful, yet enrollment is still below expectations.



Minneapolis Guitar Quartet -- Their music style is borrowed from chamber music and string quartet traditions, and at 8 p.m. in the Smith Center you can here them play. Tickets are available at the Smith Center Box Office.


Spring Break -- No classes will be meeting from March 21 until March 27 due to spring break (weekend classes do not meet).


Board Meeting -7 p.m. in Child Development Center. The Ohlone College Board of Trustees meets twice a month (second and fourth Wednesdays) except June, July, August, November, and December. Meeting minutes are published after they have been approved (which is usually at the following meeting).


Forensics Showcase -- Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Nummi Theatre. The Ohlone Forensics Team is having a showcase to raise awareness of speech and debate. Admission is $5, which will go to travel expenses for the team to attend the national championship tournament. All students and faculty are encouraged to come.


Book Discussion - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Library, Room 1-307 (Videoconference Room). Join us for a discussion of Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons. For more info go to: bookclub/



Polar Bears of Manitoba by Juliette Hoffman -- 1-2 p.m. in Room 3201. Refreshments will be served. Contact Yvette Niccolls for more information.


Comedy Sportz -- 8 p.m. in the Smith Center. Competitive, improvisational comedy, pitting two teams of "athlete/comedians" vying for laughs and points by playing a vast array of improvisational games. Only one team will win! A referee mediates the show (with help from the audience) and calls fouls on the teams to keep the show fast-paced and clean. Suit-

able for a family audience. Call 510-659-6031 for tickets. $25 Adults, $15 Seniors, $10 Youth 12 and under, and $15 for students and staff.


5K Fun Run -- 8:15 a.m. check in, the race starts at 9 a.m. at the Palm Bosque. This is The Vikings/Renegades 5K Fun Run for any one who would like to run for fun. To register, you may download a flyer from or stop by Room 9191 to pick up a registration form.


College Recruiting - All day in the Transfer and Career Center. California State University, East Bay, will be available. Visit the Career Center to make an appointment.


World Forum -- 12 p.m. in the Epler Gymnasium located in Bldg. 9. Dr. Kenneth Fong, a Venture Capitalist investing in and developing Biotech companies, and Dr. Nancy Mangold, a China America Business and Education Center Director at CSU East Bay, will be speaking about the relationship between China, the U.S., and the changing global economy.

ONGOING The Monitor invites your comments. Letters to the editor should be 250 words or less and should include your name and relationship to Ohlone College. Letters become the property of the Monitor, and may be edited for spelling and length.

Ohlone College Super Flea Market – Held the second Saturday of every month in Parking Lots E and H, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Next flea market will be Feb. 12. For more information contact Elaine Nagel at (510) 659-6285. Free and Anonymous HIV Testing – Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Health Center, Building 16. No appointment necessary. Results ready in two weeks. No needles; Orasure Method used. Call (510) 659-6258 for more information. Smith Center Box Office – Open Tuesday through Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets available for Smith Center Presents!, Ohlone Theatre and Dance Department and Ohlone Music Department performances. Call (510) 659-6031 or visit

Library Display Cases Display case two features Ohlone campus Book Club's first Spring '05 selection is Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev. Everyone is invited to participate in an informal discussion (March date to be announced soon), led by Dr. Paul Belasky, Ohlone Geology Dept. Book may be purchased in the library for the bargain price of $6.50. For more information about the Book Club, please visit or go to http:// bookclub/ or call Librarian K.G. Greenstein at (510) 659-6000 x5272. Gay/Straight Alliance meets every Thursday in room SC-116 in the Smith Center. Meet new friends and join in our activites and rap sessions. Open to all students. Friday, May 6 has been set as the deadline for submissions to the fourth annual Ohlone College Film, Video, and Multimedia Festival. Entries are sought in categories including Short Film, Animation, Advertisement and Music Videos. Entries must be original work no longer than 15 minutes. The festival is open to all independent filmmakers. Only DVD, DV and VHS formats will be accepted. First submission is free. Each additional entry is $25 (make checks payable to Ohlone College Smith Center). Send submissions to: OFVMF/Ohlone College TV Center, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539.

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Softball team wins tournament, now 6th in state By STEVEN CHAVEZ Sports editor The Lady Renegades added another couple of notches to their collective belts over the weekend, winning the March Madness Tournament by winning 5 out of the 6 games that they played, including a 8-0 “mercy rule” win over Siskiyous College. Krisitine Beristianos, Keri Macinsky and Kelly Taylor were named to the all-tournament team for their strong performances. Taylor is starting to show off her hitting ability after starting the season slowly. This success has led coach Donna Runyon to bump her up in the batting order from eighth to fourth. Beristianos collected four of the

wins over the weekend, with Angelica Franceschini getting the other win over Lassen College. Franceschini carried her success over this week, throwing a no-hitter against City College of San Francisco on Tuesday. Ohlone beat Yuba 14-1 and Lassen 17-5 before they were beaten by Merced 3-0, all of those games were played Saturday in pool play. On Sunday, when they entered bracket play, Ohlone was placed in the gold bracket, rather than the silver bracket, because they were one of the top two teams in their pool. The Lady Renegades first played Solano College, who they beat 7-4. Next up was Taft College, who are ranked fifth in the state, one spot ahead of Ohlone.

Ohlone took it right to Taft, beating them 8-1 in the semifinals. The wins on Sunday wrapped up a week that saw Ohlone lose its first league game, a 5-4 heartbreaker to San Mateo College. San Mateo was also at this weekend’s tournament. They, however, did not qualify for the Gold Bracket and weren’t in Ohlone’s pool, so there was no rematch. Ohlone will have to wait patiently as they won’t play them again until April 19 at home. Ohlone will be playing in the San Joaquin Delta College Tournament in Stockton this weekend. Their next league game is against Monterey Peninsula College on Tuesday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

Ohlone softball players hold up the March Madness Tournament Championship trophy that they won by going 5-1 over this past weekend (top). Lauren Pensa slides safely into the base during one of the games held on Sunday (below).

Photo by Inez Black

Women’s basketball Photo by Shari Wargo

Renegade baseball beats Gavilan College 6-3

Photo by Taylor Dunn

Patrick McLaughlin takes a swing during Ohlone’s win over Gavilan College last Thursday. Ohlone’s next game is today against Cañada College.

By BRENDEN BLAKE Staff writer The Ohlone Renegades baseball team powered its way to a 6-3 win over Gavilan College behind power hitting and an impressive complete game thrown by pitcher Matt Bush. Ohlone took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Aldo Difede blasted a home run down the right field line. Ohlone went on to score two more in the bottom of the second when Jimmy Davenport hit an impressive solo blast that went over the 390 sign in center field. The later run came when a runner from third scrambled home after a passed ball rolled all the way to the backstop. Gavilan was able to fight back in the top of the third inning when their right fielder hit a ball into

center field with a runner on third that turned into an RBI single. After Adam Reeves titanic shot to center field gave the Renegades a 4-1 lead, Gavilan fought back again in the top of the forth when a high throw to first base by an Ohlone defender went out of play, allowing 2 runners to score from second and third. Fortunately for the Renegades, those would be the last runs Gavilan would score, as Matt Bush put in a truly excellent pitching performance. Bush at points was down right unhittable, as he dazzled hitters with intimidating fastballs and perfectly placed offspeed pitches that left Gavilan hitters guessing at pitches all day. Bush finished the complete game with 1 earned run and 8 strikeouts in a performance that many would

call outstanding. “That was a typical Matt Bush performance,” said Renegades outfielder Brent Bowers. “Every single day he goes out and competes. He is our workhorse.” The Renegades were able to tack on two more insurance runs, one in the bottom of the 5th inning when Reeves continued his big day by coming through with runners in scoring position, hitting a clutch RBI double into center field. The other came in the bottom of the 7th when Difede got his second RBI of the day on a single that trickled into the outfield. In a game that showcased impressive power hitting and quality starting pitching, the Renegades looked like the team that last year made it all the way to the final four in the state.

Bay Bridge Series II this season. No, seriously The final score By STEVEN CHAVEZ Sports editor A new spring season signifies a new beginning for professional baseball and its pharmaceutically enhanced employees. Yes, I am well aware that not all of baseball’s players are juiced, but that isn’t any reason for us to lose our sense of humor. In fact, in the era of cartoon size heads, pecs and biceps, it wouldn’t be a stretch to call some of these guys comic book heroes. So let’s get down to business, namely, Bay Area baseball. A lot has changed since we last saw the A’s or the Giants on the field. We’ve seen some players come, some players go. We’ve watched the old team get older and the young team get younger. Through it all, we’ll see the one thing that has been constant the past five years stay constant; the A’s and the Giants are both going to be competitive in their division.

In fact, let me be the first sportswriter to be called a lunatic this season: the A’s and the Giants are ready for a rematch 16 years in the making. That’s right folks, you heard it here first; Bay Bridge Series II is coming this October to your local Fox affiliate. Why, you ask, do I think that a team where the youngest star is 34 and another team where the oldest star is 26 will beat out the other 28 teams? Simple, the Giants are too experienced and good enough not to beat themselves and the A’s are “too stupid” to care about where they’re “supposed” to finish. Now, of course, I’m not calling the A’s stupid. Nobody that has watched them bring up stud after stud from their minor league system these past six years or so could rationalize calling them stupid. I’m just saying that teams that are young enough to not truly grasp the magnitude of what they are accomplishing can sometimes do awesome things. Watching Zito, Mark Mulder, Tim Hudson, Jason Giambi, Miguel Tejada, Bobby Crosby and Eric Chavez (with a name like that I should have listed him first), among

others, mature and grow as players has been phenomenal. Of course, Only Zito, Crosby and Chavez are still with the club. Why, then, am I so high on this club? Two words: Rich Harden. Harden is a guy that is only 23 years young and has already established himself as a pitcher. He isn’t flashy, but his stuff is. He is the next Roger Clemens, based on the assumption that this fireballer stays healthy, his stuff is that nasty. With the additions of Kiko Calero, Danny Haren, Juan Cruz and Dan Meyer through trades made this off-season, the A’s pitching staff is going to be among the very best in baseball. Add to that the fact that they have at least six hitters in their everyday lineup that could hit 1520 homers, and you have a pretty complete club. The Giants have built their team in a different way. You have to look hard for players that they drafted and brought up through their minor league system, opting rather to draft tons of young pitching prospects and trade them to teams that hurt for pitching; go back and check out some deals they made for guys like Jeff Kent and

Jason Schmidt if you don’t believe that (Keith Foulke was one of those guys). They’ve built their team through trades and free agent signings. Some of those players on the team picked up through free agency are: Ray Durham, Edgardo Alfonzo, Mike Matheny, JT Snow, Omar Vizquel, Marquis Grissom and Moises Alou. Oh yeah, and that guy that wears number 25 and roams left field, he was a free agent too. That is their entire starting lineup this season. With the exception of Alfonzo, they all deserve to be starters. Quick side-note, how in the world can Filipe Alou justify playing Alfonzo ahead of Pedro Feliz? I mean, weren’t the 22 homers and 77 RBI’s in a utility role enough to earn Feliz a starting position on a team where the third baseman, which just happens to be Feliz’ position, is a guy that can’t hit or play defense? Oh well, that’s a topic for another column. Add a rotation that features Schmidt, who will finally win a Cy Young Award this season and young phenom Noah Lowry, along with strong performers Brett Tomko, Jerome Williams and hopefully-benefiting-from-a-catcherthat-will-make-him-throw-insideso-hitters-don’t-just-sit-on-the-out-

side-corner Kurt Reuter and the Giants have a top tier pitching staff as well. The bullpens on both teams are a question mark, but both teams believe, and I do too, that they will be just fine. The Giants added Armando Benitez to ensure that all of the relievers had a true spot in that bullpen, which always helps guys out. The A’s have Octavio Dotel who, according to himself, has a much improved breaking ball that could be the question to the answer that American League hitters had over him most of last season. I guess what I’m trying to say is this: the A’s and Giants will be playing warm-up games against one another this year when inter-league play kicks off. Brian Sabean and Billy Beane, the two General Managers for the Giants and A’s, respectively, have done magnificent work this offseason. Moises Alou’s ability to drive in runners behind Bonds and Harden’s ability to fill the role of staff ace are the key factors. If everything falls into place healthwise, these two teams will play in October, sans earthquake this time I hope.

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