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Negotiators say contract deal close By Donnie Boyle THE TELESCOPE


Palomar College President Robert Deegan disaJsses laws regarding the use of disbict facilities for political purposes during an all-campus forum April 25 as Vice President of Human Resources John Tortarolo looks on. Deegan also updated the college on the district's pursuit of a $600- to $800-million bond.

Discussion over bond heats up By Donnie Boyle THE TELESCOPE

In order for Palomar College to pass a $600- to $800million bond measure on this November's ballot, it will need support from a majority of district voters. Right now, college president Robert Deegan is simply looking for support on his own campus, where apprehension for the measure, especially among faculty and staff, is high. Deegan tried to calm those fears and communicate the bond's importance at an all-campus forum April 25. "I have said it many times and I will say it again- this bond will be the second most significant event in the college's history," Deegan said. "We need to demonstrate what this bond means to the campus and the community." Not everyone shared Deegan's enthusiasm. Many faculty and staff members questioned· whether it is necessary to build two new education centers, one in Fallbrook and one near Poway. They have expressed concern that • SEE BOND, PAGE 6

Palomar College Library manager Katherine Gannett questions college president Robert Deegan about the feasibility of opening two satellite campuses during an April 25 all-campus forum.

Just days after the district released more than $1.7 million in Cost Of Living Adjustment pay for faculty members, negotiators from both sides met to iron out the details of a new contract. The COLA funds, which amounted to a 4.23 per· cent increase for the 2005-2006 academic year, had been tied to a compensation package that was being negotiated. The negotiations, which have been contentious in recent weeks, are showing signs of progress, said district and faculty negotiators. Progress was made on several key issues at an April 27 negotiations meeting, said Palomar Faculty Federation negotiator Shannon Lienhart. "Things went very well today," Lienhart said. ''We are close, very close, to an agreement." The issues being negotiated included office hours and partial health care benefits for part-time faculty members, an increased sabbatical pool and proposed changes to the tenure evaluations process. While the sabbatical and benefits issues are largely financial, disagreements over the faculty evaluations process are philosophical. The district rejected an earlier proposal to create an appeals process for probationary faculty who are denied tenure. Lienhart said negotiators from both sides compromised, agreeing to create a task force made up of faculty and administrators to develop an appeals process that is acceptable to both sides. College president Robert Deegan said he believed the two sides were close and would reach an agreement soon. "Neither side wants this to be a long, drawn-out battle," Deegan said. ''We want to take care of our faculty, they drive the learning process. But at the same time we need to do what is fiscally responsible and make sure we can maintain the level of quality education that have in the past - I believe we can do both." The 4.23 percent COLA is retroactive to July 2005 and faculty members will receive the increase beginning in May and the nine-months back pay in June.

Name change for student gov't to be decided in election By John Asbury THE TELESCOPE

Palomar students will decide a longstanding debate over a proposed name change by the Associated Student Government in an online election May 2 through May 4. Students will vote online through the Palomar and ASG Web site to decide if the ASG should change its name to the Associated Student Organization through a constitutional amendment. Voters will also decide if the ASG can formally amend its meeting procedures and the numbers of senators in attendance needed to conduct business. Both measures require a two-thirds majority of student votes to pass. The ASG has enacted the policies for the past year and ASG President Neill Kovrig said

The ASG collects a $1 student reprethe election is the final part of the process. year's board proposed dropping the term "This election is less about the people "government" from its name and has used sentation fee, which pays members to sit running and more about the issue," the name "ASO" throughout this year. on college committees and attend weekly Kovrig said. "If stu· Kovrig said "organiza- meetings. The fee also pays for student dents feel strongly tion" better reflected lobbying efforts such as a March 16 con· enough about it, then what the group does ference in Washington, D.C. ASG memfor students and was · bers also control a $37,000 budget, they need to speak up, and voting is their more appealing to stu- which is partially used to fund and plan dents and perspective campus events. chance." Since the student government began members. Online polls will May 2 through 4 "I don't think the using the name in the fall semester, sevopen at 8:30 a.m. May term 'government' fits eral college committees have also began 2 and will be open con· on Palomar's Web site at www. anymore. The last to refer to the group as "ASO," but some tinuously until 4 p.m. May 4. Students will time it fit was when groups and students have been resistant vote using their stumore than 500 people to the change. ASG Senator and vice presidential dent identification numbers and voting voted," Kovrig said. "Using the term 'govwill also be available through the ASG ernment' is disingenuous and implies we candidate Michelle Eichelberger, who office in Room SU· 7. pass legislation and broad became a member April 7, said she ASG members decided to change their ordinances when we _ just don't do that." .name in August 2005 after the previous • SEE ASG, PAGE 12

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Aid Awareness Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Student Center. Info on grants, loans and scholarships.

111 Diversity celebration

"Unity in Diversity - Keeping the Dream Alive" 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room P-32. Event features keynote speaker, food, entertainment and panel discussion. • Free film series . "Au Revoir Les Enfants" 6:30 p.m. in Room P-32.

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Recognition Day 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Center. Event honors students who have completed the requirements necessary to transfer to a four-year university.

• Associated Student Government elections May 2 through May .4 on Palomar's Web site at

111 TRIO/SSS Recognition and

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• Commencement 5 p.m. at the football field. Associate's degrees and certificates are conferred.

Award Dinner For all transfer and graduate students from Fall 2006, Spring 2006 and Summer 2006. For more information, call ext. 2761.

"Ethics and the Idea of War" Interdisciplinary panel discussion from 2- 3 p.m. in Room ES-19.

• Career Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Student Center. Sponsored by the Career Center. STEPHANIE TOMBRINCK I THE ULiSCOPE



Transfer Center holds celebration The Transfer Center is holding a Transfer Recognition Day May 4 for students who have successfully completed the requirements necessary to transfer to a four-year university. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Center. Attendees may include family and friends of transferees. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Transfer Center at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2552.

Blood drive donors get free music The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on the San Marcos campus from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 2 through May 4 in Lot 11. The drive is sponsored by Health Services, Phi Theta Kappa and ALL Student Loan. All participants will receive a free music CD. The Red Cross is offering a copy of "Saving Lives Has Never Sounded So Good," a compilation of bands featured on the Warped Tour, at supporting blood drives through July 5. In order to give blood, students must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks (56 days). Appointments are available by walkin at Health Services, by phone at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2380 or on the Internet at, code: PalomarSM. For more information on the CD, visit the Web site at

to offer resume help The Career Center will hold a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 by the Clock Tower. The event will include companies seeking full-time and part-time employees, and four-year colleges will be recruiting students and distributing scholarship information. The Career Center is also hosting a free resume critique and workshop. Sponsors for the event include GEAR UP, TRIO/Student Support Services, The North County Times, Randstad North America, North County OneStop Career Centers, Cal State San Marcos, Chapman University and Alliant International University. Starbucks will also be handing out free coffee samples to all attendees. For more information, contact the Career Center at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2194.

Annual art sale~ exhibit kicks off May The Art Department's semi-annual student glass, pottery and photography sale and art exhibit will run May 4 through May 6. The glass and pottery sale is located next to the Howard Brubeck Theatre from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 4 and 5 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6. Items will include dishes, planters, plates, platters, stoneware, jewelry and other decorative items. The Boehm Gallery will have an opening reception for the student art show May 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit continues through May 19. Both events are free to the public. For more information, call the Art Department at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2303.

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Financial Aid Phi Theta day planned Kappa hosts for May 3 food drive The Financial Aid Department is hosting Financial Aid Awareness Day May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Student Center. The event will include information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Pell Grants, Cal Grants, Chaffee Grants, scholarships, student loans and Board of Governors fee waivers. The Financial Aid Department will also be passing out kettle corn and will hold a student supply card raffle at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Department at (760) 7441150, ext. 2366.

Phi Theta Kappa is sponsoring a food drive called Project Graduation with profits going toward alleviating hunger and illiteracy. Graduating students and their guests are asked to bring non-perishable food products or books to the commencement ceremony on May 19. Drop-off sites for the donations will be positioned throughout the campus. Volunteers and donors are needed. For more information, contact Phi Theta Kappa at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2594. Chapter adviser Marilyn Lunde Room 201 upstairs in the Student Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Vietnam vets reunited in history class By Katy Goodwin THE TELESCOPE

Tearful smiles and hugs were exchanged as a Vietnam veteran and the nurse who treated him reunited after 41 years at a panel on April 21. Eddie Beesley, a marine, tripped the mine that killed Palomar student Jimmy Mitchell on Aug. 31, 1965. It blasted off both of his legs immediately, and two other marines lost their legs by amputation from the same blast. "The war ended for me that day," Beesley said. "After that explosion, my life changed. I was in recovery mode I just got to a point where I couldn't think about the war anymore." Beesley said he was supposed to be transferred by helicopter to a nearby hospital, but his helicopter was shot down, and the hospital was destroyed by mortar fire. Beesley then went to the Philippines, and was eventually transported to Oakland, Calif. There he was treated by Sandy Holmes, a navy nurse, who was also on the panel. ''When I got to the hospital, I couldn't help but notice the good lookin' nurses," Beesley said, hugging Holmes. "I'd been away from home for over two years, so I noticed things like that." "Every one of you did," Holmes said, smiling. Holmes was awarded the North County Times Military Woman of Merit in 2005. She said she worked for the Navy for 26 years, and two of those years were at the Oakland military hospital working with amputees. Holmes talked about her fear of working with such seriously wounded patients. "I was intimidated," Holmes said. "I didn't know if I was saying the right or wrong things to them." Holmes talked about the determination and strong will of many of the patients to get better. She talked about the lines of beds against each wall, with one side of recovering patients and the other with those who had just arrived. "It was an amazing exchange to see," Holmes said. ''The wounded could look right across the room and see that they could get better, that there was hope. And the guys on the other side would start a pity party until they saw the new arrivals and see how much progress they had made." Of the six panelists, three were marines and two were soldiers in the army, creating playful banter about which faction was better. "We never saw the enemy (in Vietnam)," said Ray Vela, a soldier in the army. "They were scared of the army, not the marines." Vela was another amputee who was drafted in 1966. He talked about how he made the choice, as a U.S. citizen, to serve his country as they demanded of him, while his cousin fled to Mexico. "Mexicans don't go to Canada," Vela said, causing an uproar oflaughter from the audience. Vela said he was part of an experiment to put closeknit friends together in platoons.


Sandy Holmes, a navy nurse during Vietnam, spoke to the "American Involvement in the Vietnam War" class as part of a panel discussion organized by professor linda Dudik. The panel reunited Holmes with veteran Eddie Beesley 41 years after she treated him.

"I lost a lot of friends in Vietnam," Vela said. "It was frustrating because I didn't see the face of my enemy. I wanted payback." The other three panelists, Ron Flesch, David Gregg and Greg Izor, had different experiences than the other panelists in the war. Flesch, a marine, was not drafted, and he served when the war started. "It was an incredibly vicious war, but as I think about it over the years, I see there was a camaraderie, a closeness among us that wasn't there before; it was a strange thing," Flesch said. Gregg started out as a marine and eventually worked for the Secret Service. He spoke about the bravery of the men he fought with and how it impacted his life. "I went through boot camp with a man named James Anderson, Jr.," Gregg said. "He saved his fellow marines by covering an enemy grenade with his body. He was the first African American man to receive a medal of honor," Gregg said. Gregg went on to say that it wasn't hard to kill after seeing so many friends killed in combat. Although, looking back, Gregg said he felt bad because the Vietnamese were just young patriots fighting for their country.

Izor was drafted in 1967, and joined the war a year later. He talked about his fight with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and an event that shocked him. Izor said he was headed to "Hamburger Hill" in early May of 1969. He was called away on emergency leave because his mother was dying ofterminal brain cancer. Not ten days after he left for the U.S., the group he was with was attacked and only two men survived. "God only knows what would have happened if I had stayed," Izor said. "Today I walk in peace with myself as a Vietnam Veteran; what I did was very honorable." The panel met at 7 p.m. on April 21 in the Governing Board Room to talk about their experiences in the Vietnam War. Linda Dudik, a history professor, invited the three marines, naval nurse, and two army soldiers to speak as part of her History 135 class, which focuses on American Involvement in the Vietnam War. The panel was attended by about 45 people, with 2627 students and 15-20 community members. Dudik said some students who had dropped the class came to watch the panel. Dudik alternates the subject of History 135 with World War II and the Vietnam War, so it is offered once every two years.

Fashion students hold model auditions for upcoming show By Kristina Torres THE TÂŁLESCOPE

Mirroring UPN's "America's Next Top Model," Palomar fashion students became judges during their own model search April18. Palomar's rendition of the hit show was an open audition organized by fashion students and the fashion department coordinator, Rita Campo Griggs. The auditions were open to female and male models, ages 16 and up. The purpose of the audition was to choose 30 to 40 models to walk the runway during the fashion department's upcoming fashion show. The show, "60 Years of Style," will be held on May13 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center. The fashion show will present clothing from the 40s all the way up to present time. Students who planned the audition are in the fashion show presentation class (FASH 126). The students were in charge of advertising, organizing the event, raising money and selecting the models. Fashion show presentation student Shannon Johnson, who is majoring in fashion merchandising, said that it took a lot of work to get the audition together. Johnson said that planning began in March, and the students were required to send out letters to models, modeling schools and modeling agencies to recruit participants. During the audition, each model


Palomar students strutted across the floor of Room FCS-1 during a model search hosted by the fashion show presentation class Aprill8. The winners will be a part of the Fashion Department's upcoming fashion show.

showed the judges their numbers for recognition, and then walked up and down a makeshift runway in Room FCS1. Models were given scores from one to 10 by the student judges. Students involved in the organization ofthe events will receive internship credit . Johnson said her colleagues considered the event more like a job than schoolwork. "Some people in class feel they could go into a company and do this," she said. "It is like a job for them." Several of the models who auditioned

were from modeling schools such as Barbazon. It was obvious which models had experience. These models appeared confident during their ascension down the runway. Their pivots were precise and, their poses were similar. But the judges weren't looking for experience or the stereotypical skinnymodel look. "What we're looking for are professional hangers," said Justin Cannon, a member of the modeling committee, which was responsible for scoring and selecting the models.

"It's more about highlighting what the designer is expressing in their clothing," Cannon said. Cannon said that he was "on the grind" everyday, looking for models in bars, coffeehouses and clubs. Griggs said 52 models turned up for the event, but there were only 30 to 40 spots. The event attracted a diverse crowd. Chris Cassidy said he came to the audition because his friend talked him into it. "You can't mess it up if you don't know what you're doing," he said. His friend Eva Rifkin said she came to the audition for exposure. "I want to get into acting and modeling," Rifkin said. "This is sort of a gateway." She explained the strategy she would be using during the audition. "If you're wearing night wear, then you might want to be more boisterous with your hips. If you're wearing business, conservative or classy, then you should walk with more poise." There were two intermissions during the audition so judges could discuss their top choices. One judge told her colleagues that she liked a model because she had a nice collar bone. Model 17 was tall, thin and seemed experienced because her walk was fast and aggressive. Model 22 walked down the runway like a zombie. Tickets to the "60 Years of Style" fashion show will be $10 in advance and $12 at the door.




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Student government name change would trivialize importance What's in a name? Some may argue -not much. We strongly disagree. Especially when that name distinguishes the importance of a group that represents more than 26,000 students. The Associated Student Government will ask Palomar's student body to vote for a referendum to change its name to the Associated Student Organization, during its election May 2 through 4. We encourage every Palomar student to vote against the proposed name change. It may seem trivial on the surface, but the term "government" illustrates the ASG's significance and power within the college community. Palomar College has several student "organizations." Palomar's many clubs, as well as its co-curricular groups, such as the debate team, The Telescope, KKSM and the cheer team are all active and contribute to the college's culture. But only the ASG has the power to make decisions that affect every student. While this amendment is comiq.g before the students now, this controversy has been brewing for years. The push to change the ASG's name began yeats ago- before most of the current officers were on the board. The initial motivation was an attempt to deflect criticism and redefine its purpose. In November of 2004, when the ASG faced criticism for illegally changing its constitution, Bruce Bishop, the group's adviser suggested the name c~ge, telling the board that the word "government" was a "misnomer." He said ASG members "don't govern anything" and are only a "recommending body." This could not be further from the truth. Among the definitions of the woril "govern" are "decide" and "determine." The ASG routinely makes decisions that affect students. They decide how to spend money from a budget that is provided by the college for student events. More importantly, ASG members represent the entire student body by participating in shared governance committees. No other campus "organization" has that privilege, responsibility or power. Palomar is no different from any other community college. Student apathy is high and involvement in student government is nearly non-existent. Even with a campus population of about 26,000 students, theASG struggles to fill its 16-member board. If the name change passes, the "ASO" will hold no more prominence than any other campus organization. Supporters of the change argue that other colleges have names such as the Associated Student Body, the Associated Students, Associated Students Inc. and even the ASO. So what? Palomar is known for its excellence - in athletics, forensics and academics. Why lower our standards by turning our student government into just another organization. If the amendment passes, the $1 student representation fee should be eliminated and every student "organization" should be given the power to decide how student funds are spent. Also, no student or college funds should be spent to sendASO members to Washington D.C, Sacramento, or anywhere else to attend student government conferences. In 2004, Bishop told ASG members they would receive less scrutiny from the media and the college community if they were not referred to as a "government." That was a cop out! That was also a different ASG. Current ASG members should be proud of the work they do and respect the role they play in the college's governance process. They have the power, the priVjlege and the responsibility of representing the entire studeJtt body. If they don't respect the role of student government ,,, who will? . We urge every student to vote against this referendum. Log on to on May 2, 3 or 4, and tell the ASG that we do hold them to a higher standard than other student organizations.

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Religion talk stirs heated debate on war By Thomas May THI TELESCOPE

A seminar about ethics and religion developed into a heated discussion about the war in Iraq on the San Marcos campus April19, as faculty members with opposing views tangled with each other. The seminar, part of Palomar College's Campus Explorations series, featured a panel of four religious studies instructors from the Philosophy Department who spoke about different aspects of religion, including its functions and differences in teachings. After all ofthe instructors gave individual presentations, the panel opened up to questions from the audience of about 50 people. The discussion of the Iraq War began after English professor Bruce Orton asked a question to one of the panelists, Rita Cefalu, who spoke about the "just war theory," which gives conditions under which war is justifiable to religions. "How many articles of )ust war' did George W. Bush break when he went into Iraq, and which were they?" Orton said. Cefalu responded by defending the Iraq War. "I don't believe that Bush violated )ust war' after invading Iraq," Cefalu said. "Based on intelligence that we and other countries had, it appeared that Iraq was a threat at the time. That's why Congress and popular opinion supported the war in the beginning." Another professor in attendance said he also believed that Bush failed to act in accordance with the standards of the just war theory. "From my interpretation of the theory,


Kelly Harrison, a Palomar graduate who will begin teaching religious studies starting in the summer, explains the differences between two Hindu sects during an April19 Campus Explorations seminar.

)ust war' says that war should only happen as a last resort and for a just cause," the professor said. "The invasion of Iraq did not happen under either of those circumstances. I think people who still support the war probably do so because they think it was done under the 'right intentions." After Cefalu repeated that the war was right based on intelligence the government had at the time, and based on thenIraq president Saddam Hussein's violent history, Orton chimed in again. "Justifications for the war were fabricated and exaggerated," Orton said. "The president claimed that there was a connection between Saddam and al-Qaidathere was no such connection." Tim Cain, another panelist and reli-

gious studies professor, spoke about pacifism from a Christian perspective. "Preemptive war under any circumstances is debatable in any case with pacifism, even ones where we know we will be attacked," Cain said. ''Even if nuclear weapons are pointed right at you, you cannot fight back unless you are responding to an attack." Barb Kelber, Campus Explorations organizer and English professor, said she might be able to sacrifice herself for the sake of pacifism, but it would be difficult if it were another life at stake. "If it was just my life, I wouldn't have a problem," Kelber said. "But if it was somebody going after my child, I think I would definitely step in and do anything I could to stop it."

Cain said "third-party conflict," a scenario where a third party is in danger, is one of the greatest dilemmas facing Christian pacifists. "When Jesus was being taken away by soldiers in the garden, Peter tried to defend him by cutting off one of the soldier's ears," Cain said. "Jesus told Peter to stop, which means that Jesus may be in favor of pacifism in a third-party conflict. But it could have also been because he wanted to be crucified as well." Sonia Gutierrez, who teaches English composition at Palomar, said she was distressed about the war in Iraq and President Bush's claim that freedom is God's gift to the world. "Who's to say that my god is better than your god, or what side of the war God is on," Gutierrez said. "This war is such an injustice, just thinking about all the innocent people who were killed - it's so wrong." Cefalu went back at her: "I don't think Bush's religion played a big role in why we went to war, but even if you take the Christian god out of it, there's a lot of reasons we should have gone in from a humanist perspective. Terrorism has to be combated against, it cannot go on." Cefalu said she hoped people had an open mind about the subject matter. "The debate got pretty heated," Cefalu said after the seminar. "I understand the opposition's concerns and respectfully disagree with them. This is a sensitive issue and I know people are passionate about their feelings." Cain said he was pleased with the way the forum turned out. "I was very happy with the questions from the audience and the great discussion that went on," Cain said. "It was great to see everyone so interested in what the panel had to say."

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the new facilities would drain resources from the San Marcos campus, where they said they would like to see any money from a bond used. The debate over the bond also comes at a time when the district and the faculty union are in the midst of a contentious contract dispute, and many faculty members said they would like to see the district keep its focus on its current facilities and employees. Palomar Faculty Federation Co-President Rocco Versaci said he did not believe faculty members would support the bond. "I don't see any faculty out walking precincts or manning phone banks," Versaci said. "I think at best they won't complain." Versaci added that he did not believe classified staff members would support the bond either. He said among the faculty and staff there was growing concern about how much bond money would be spent to purchase and build satellite campuses and how much those campuses would cost to maintain. The district has not decided how much money they will ask the voters for. But Versaci said it would need to be a maximum allowable bond to gain support from the faculty. He said if it is a $900-million bond and only $200 million is spent on the two satellite campuses, he would support it and he said others would also. "If it is only a $500-million bond all of that money will need to stay at the San Marcos campus," Versaci said. "It doesn't make sense to put money into new facilities when we need it here (San Marcos). The buildings are here and the students are here." Vice President of Fiscal Services Bonnie Dowd said planning for the bond is still in the early stages and all options are being considered. She said the bond planning committee has prepared drafts of several plans based on bonds of different amounts. She said a $400million bond would not take care of the projects planned for the San Marcos campus. A $600-million bond would take care of the San Marcos campus' basic needs - renovations, repairs and new facilities. An $800-million bond would take care of all of the San Marcos campus' needs and fully fund the purchase and building of two satellite campuses. Versaci and others have questioned whether satellite campuses would draw enough students to be feasible. He said many students would stop commuting to San Marcos and attend the new campuses, simply shifting


Director of Grant-Funded Programs Calvin One Deer Gavin related the district's pursuit of a facilities bond to a Native American philosophy that encourages preparing for future generations at the all-college forum April 25.

attendance and not adding the number of students needed to pay for the site. Deegan defended the plan to build the centers. He said Palomar is losing students to colleges outside its district, adding that about 1,400 students who live in Palomar's district attend Miramar College. "These sites are definitely necessary," Deegan said after the forum. "Students live throughout our districtnot just in San Marcos." Deegan said the new centers would keep students in the district and dramatically improve the course offerings at the San Marcos campus. He said by allowing students to take general education courses at the education centers, more classrooms would be free during the day for specialized programs, such as nursing. While much of the debate h as focused on the satellite campuses, Deegan said the purpose of pursuing a

bond is to modernize the San Marcos campus. Dowd said many of the projects in the college's Facilities Master Plan, which is the blueprint for future projects, are already in the planning stages. A 100,000 square foot multidisciplinary building is set to break ground within two years. A new multimedia lab/planetarium, child development center and library are all planned for the next few years. A complete modernization of the S Building is also planned. State funding and the success of the bond will determine when and if these projects move forward, Dowd said. "Informing everyone in the college community about what the bond is and is not- is essential," Dowd said. "Knowing what this bond can do for the college and especially all who come after us - I don't see how anyone could not support it."



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Palomar drummer rocks local scene







Palomar student J.P. Dietrich, drummer for The Leperkhanz, plays at Churchill's Pub and Grille in San Marcos on Aprill3. The Leperkhanz play updated Irish classics there at 9:30 p.m. every Saturday.

James Patrick Dietrich thought it would be a one-night affair when he joined a few friends to perform Irish music on St. Patrick's Day 2004. Two years later, The Leperkhanz are playing to crowded bars two nights a week in San Marcos. Dietrich, 25, is known to his friends as J.P. He is the rhythm behind The Leperkhanz, who play what he calls "funky Irish reggae." The Leperkhanz play at The Longshot on Grand Avenue Sunday nights and at Churchill's Pub and Grille on Saturday nights. The band is a local favorite, known for its ability to draw a crowd. "They have a hardcore following," said Ivan Derezin, owner of Churchill's, located on San Marcos Boulevard. Derezin said this large and loyal following is why he moved their weekly gig from Thursdays to

drumming. When he's not playing with class at Palomar, Dietrich said he disThe Leperkhanz or giving drum les- covered he had a real love for the style. sons, he is one of the percussionists for So much so that he took a trip to Brazil Palomar's Drum and Dance Ensemble. in 2004. While there, Dietrich studied Dietrich has been part of the ensem- and stayed with J orge Alabe, a master ble since 2003. He said participating in percussionist. the ensemble, which uses the music He said his love of different types of and dance of Brazil, percussion is reflected in Haiti and Cuba, is a way "/love world musit. The Leperkhanz sound. to give back to the artis: Pertullion h•s IUth • "We play Irish music, tic community of San but our sound is influDiego. rith tr•dition." enced by everything from "I want to help grow - J.P. Dietrich heavy metal to Brazilian the program," Dietrich lEPERKHANI DRUMMER music to Jamaican music." said. "I think it's great Dietrich said the group that people have the opportunity to had not planned on performing long take classes like this." He added that term, but Colin Kohl (guitar), Anthony world dance and music classes, taught Nino (bass) and Rhy Thornton (vocals, by Patriceann Mead and Silfredo 0 La fiddle and mandolin) all enjoyed the Vigo, can help change people's musical experience, so they kept it going. outlook. "It's just luck," Dietrich said. "This can really broaden people's "Everyone wants to do it - be practicidea of what good music is - It's not ing and making fun music." He added limited to what's on MTV or the radio that this timing, when all the members

modestly understating the crowd response at the weekly Churchill's gig. The performances are regularly packed with fans who dance or sing along for two or three sets of traditional Irish music, well-known contemporary cover songs and original material. Playing in The Leperkhanz has other rewards as well. "It's my opportunity to see the world," Dietrich said. The band plans to tour in Germany in June. When they return, The Leperkhanz are set to record a follow up to their album "Tiocfaidh Ar La." Dietrich said he appreciates all the learning that The Leperkhanz has allowed him to do, from the Irish drumming to more about his own Irish heritage. "I've learned so much about Irish cuiture through being in this band," Dietrich said. He said people who hear the band perform tell him about other

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"It costs me more to pay them on the weekend, but they'll also bring in a bigger crowd," Derezin said. Dietrich said he feels fortunate to make his living doing what he loves-

He said the ensemble is a good fit for difficult to come by. But for Dietrich, the essential part of his musical taste. Dietrich said part of what makes The Leperkhanz is participating in and "I love world music," Dietrich said. playing in The Leperkhanz rewarding promoting San Diego's music. "Percussion has such a rich tradition." is the reception. "I just want to see the music coming After taking a Brazilian drumming "People seem to enjoy it," he said, out of San Diego to grow."

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Album brings fresh sound to old Irish favorites By Katy Goodwin THE TElESCOPE

A local band is putting an exciting spin on Irish music. With upbeat, catchy lyrics and a wide variety of fast-paced instrumentals, The Leperkhanz has an eclectic sound, unlike any other. Lovers of Irish drinking songs and jigs will stamp their feet and ~ 'Tiocfaifh Ar La' clap their hands to the groove of i: The Leperkhanz 14-track album, !O<JiO'FffJRSTARS! "Tiocfaidh Ar La," Gaelic for "Our RmAsEosv KHANVJKT Day will Come." wREcKoRoz,ocr.24, Debuting in 2005, the compact !~~LABLEAT disc features solid violin a light HTIP:J/CDBAsv.cow · ' PP.!CE S14 smattering of mandolin, and slammin' drums, bass and a particularly amazing acoustic guitar. The songs are mostly instrumental, with violin as the main focus in all but three songs. One ofthe most unusual of these is "All for me Grog." Though this song is missing the violin, it stays consistent with the Leperkhanz dancin' beats. Starting out it has a misleading acoustic guitar solo, which sounds like the intra to Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters." It changes rapidly into a Marley-esque reggae beat, keeping the song fun and easy to sing to, but completely transforming

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the sound. Then, there's the chorus - a yelling, rowdy tribute to "grog, beer and tobacco." Though the song changes quickly, it has a smooth flow, seamlessly binding three songs into one. The band does this often, creating a powerfully unique style that anyone else would be hard-pressed to pull off and still sound as great. Another great combo song is "Drowzy Maggie," a

purely instrumental piece. Any Irish music buff will recognize the violin-heavy jig, a traditional Irish favorite. However, the Leperkhanz, as always, add their own life to it, adding a military drum roll, and an enthusiastic bass solo. The beginning also features funky psychedelic sounds with offbeat staccato violin riffs. The best song on the album is a rendition of an old Irish favorite "Whisky in the Jar," made famous by Metallica. This song mixes a strong drum foundation with quick guitar work and a chorus punctuated by clapping that is irresistible to sing along to. An unusual intra accompanies yet another traditional Irish song, "Drunken Sailor." It starts out with deep bass riffs that are joined quickly with a tight drumbeat that makes it sound like a 60s song, a la Austin Powers. However, it quickly changes to middle-eastern violin piece that speeds up into the meat of the song. The Leperkhanz appear to be king chameleons of music, transitioning seamlessly from funk, to middleeastern, to Irish sounds. For someone who is used to more traditional Irish bands like Gaelic Storm, the LeperKhanz will be a shock to the senses. However, those with an appreciation for eclectic musical style will find themselves singing a long to the catchy lyrics.



Play appeals to audience emotions By Linda Eckert THE TELESCOPE

"Necessary Targets," a play by Eve Ensler, premiered at Palomar College's Howard Brubeck Theatre April 21 and it was a great show. Set in 1995, the story is about two American trauma counselors who go to a Bosnian! 'Necessary refugee camp iC Targets' to hear the a: stories of five :C female war i1 sr~~;.~~~CiJRSTAHS! refugees, all U¡ANNE ROWSWELL, LAN! FORESTER, Of them flu SANDY TATE ent m ...__ _ _ _""' English. The two Americans are J.S., a psychiatrist played by Li-Anne Rowswell, and Melissa, an aspiring writer played by Lani Forester. The Americans expect to help the Bosnian women heal by listening to their stories, but what they discover is totally different from what they expected. The first surprise ofthe play is that the audience sat on the stage, creating an intimate experience. A fairly meaningless conversation between an elegantly dressed J.S. and a nervous Melissa started the show. In the opening scene, radio reports played about the Bosnian conflict, and J.S.'s elegant table and chairs were swept away, leaving billowing fabric, a tent of sorts and two cots. The rest of the play took place in Bosnia, dominated by short scenes using cots, crates, chairs and benches as props. The war-torn refugees sat on benches in their "group therapy" session. Some of the refugees like Jelen, played by Lettie S. De Anda, Azra, played by P.J. Anbey, and Seada, played by Sandy Tate, looked Bosnian, while others simply looked tired.




Li-Anne Rowswell (left) and Sandy Tate petform in the Palomar production "Necessary Targets," which focuses on the hardships of war refugees in Bosnia in 1995.

All of the refugees wore casual clothes and scarves. Each refugee responded differently to the newcomers. Zlata, played by Kadijah CopelandPointer, ignored them, while Nuna, played by Amber Hammons, welcomed them with childlike innocence and curiosity, interested in understanding more about America. Jelen was warm and charming, willing to please and make everyone happy, talking about

everything from sex to booze. Azra went from a wan smile to nostalgic tears and Seada clung to J.S. as a surrogate mother to her three-month-old baby Donna. Melissa was less interested in their humanity and more in their story so she could add it as a chapter in her book, shoving the tape recorder in their faces at the worst moments. The pistol-sized tape recorder only looked slightly

friendlier than a gun to the war-weary Bosnians. The Americans find that war has changed everyone. It has changed a vibrant Jelen's husband from a gentle lover into an abuser and left her in desperate angst, acting out to hide her unhappiness. It has turned Zlata, once a nurturing doctor, into a hardened and defiant stone. It has made the old farming woman, Azra, ready to die.

Nuna's bubbling curiosity and pop culture references hide the fact that she is torn. She is a person with mixed ethnicity in a world of ethnic cleansing. The acting held together what could have been a hard to grasp plot for Americans who are far away from the war-torn region of Bosnia. The audience seemed to love it and showed it by giving the cast a standing ovation at the end of the play.

Pianist celebrates 25th anniversary with diverse concert By Konrad Chomik

to commit, dedicate and practice. Gach is Palomar's "Artist in Pianist Peter Gach, a Polish native, Residence." He has been at Palomar for played the third installment of his 25th more than 20 years, and is also a music Anniversary Concert Series at 2 p.m. on teacher. April 23. The performance took place in Gach explained what kind of mood a Room D-10. composer was in while producing a piece. Gach played compositions by some of This allowed the audience to experience his favorite classic composers. The reper- the music in the way it meant to be heard. toire included Robert Schumann, Leos Gach played the music very well, but he Janacek, Charles Ives and Fryderyk also explained the background and feelChopin. ings behind each piece. Gach said he chose a wide variety of Besides the composers Gach chose for music to appeal to an audience of diverse this performance, he said he also liked musical taste. Johann Sebastian Bach, Scott Joplin, Gach was a good host, vividly explain- Karol Symanowski and Palomar faculty ing the history of each composed piece. member Jim Weld. He said his list of He also explained the reason for his fasci- favorite composers would allow him to nation with each piece. make two or three more performances. Gach said he believes music lets people Gach said he chose this repertoire communicate with each other more easily. because it was more traditional and less "Music lets people express powerful well known. Gach said Ives and Janacek accumulations of energy," Gach said. are less known in America and Chopin is Gach said he wanted to balance the a classic. This allowed for a more diverse show with music from different ranges of mix of music. feelings. This allowed the audience to During the performance, a black Grand experience the show with high and low Piano was set in the front center of the emotions. room. The lights were focused on the Gach compared the process oflearning piano and Gach, while the house lights how to play classical music to a love story. were dimmed, creating a moody atmos"After a week or two, one sees how dif- phere for the audience. This worked well, ficult it really is," Gach said. ''With time, giving more privacy to each listener. It the more one plays a piece, the deeper the also emphasized the instrument and the understanding of one another. This musician. allows the artist to see if it will be a longThe piano lid was open with a microterm affair." phone set up next to it. Gach said the classical pieces were pur"This allows for a much better audio posely written to be difficult, so not every- effect," Gach said. And indeed, the one could play them. Gach said if some- sound went clearly through the quiet, one decides to play a piece, he really has still audience.



Piano professor Peter each is the artist in residence at Palomar College. each played a trilogy of concerts this semester to commemorate the 25 years he has spent at Palomar.



Oceanography lecture focuses on research By Andrea Lacuesta THE TElESCOPE

Standing about 6 feet tall in his Scripps University T-shirt, cargo shorts, and sandals, Professor Robert Guza from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography presented an animated lecture entitled, ''Waves, Surf Zone Currents, and Beach Erosion in Southern California" at Palomar College on April 20 in ES-21. Striding back and forth in front of the chalkboard, Guza raised his hands up and down, animating the wave's angles and flow of current. Guza gave an in depth, informative talk on the process of oceanography research using charts, maps and radars as visual displays. Guza also demonstrated the instruments used for research, showing the methods and the accuracy that each instrument provided. Guza also went through the process of preserving land and prediction of safety issues. As a speaker, Guza said he believes it's important to cover ideas and concepts, not details. "It's important to give the big picture without bogged down equations," Guza said. Palomar student Sonny Farr said Guza began writing down a complicated physics equation at one point in his speech. "He then erased it and said 'never mind that,"' Farr said. Guza earned his graduate in physics at Scripps University in 1974. "I studied large things such as orbits and planets in space, all the way to small molecules. I wanted something more tangible, stuff you can see," Guza said about his interest in waves and currents. Although he was very charismatic and knowledgeable, Guza could have talked more generally, said Professor John S.

Roberts, who brought his Physical Science 100 class to the lecture. "It was focused more for oceanography students," Roberts said. Farr, one of Robert's students who attended the lecture, disagreed. "I thought he was very informative and I understood all he had to say," Roberts said, all though admitting he knew much about oceanography through his high school courses. "Don't get me wrong, I thought he was an amazing speaker," Roberts said, "I'm just saying the lecture was focused more for oceanography students, not so much for my class." Farr said that much of Guza's talk had to do with the research costs that went into investigating the sand of southern California beaches. According to Guza's speech, San Diego has the best economical region for study, with Florida close behind. San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles together make up more economical revenue than the entire Southern California Coastal Tourism combined, Guza said. Guza said his interest for the water began when he was a young boy, surf fishing with his father in east coast Philadelphia. He has been studying waves, currents and erosions in Southern California for over 30 years. In addition to lectures, Guza writes articles for scientific journals and writes his own textbooks for his classes. He also formerly directed Scripps's Center for Coastal Studies and is currently CoDirector ofthe Integrative Oceanography Division. Guza is also part of Scripps's Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) team that uses its research methods to inform the public of real-time wave information over the Internet at

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Working for the cause Palomar students from both sides try to get candidates elected

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By Jason Dunn


Rory Luepton's fellow campaigners used to make fun of him for having a textbook with him in the campaign office. He worked on Eric Roach's campaign for the seat Randy Cunningham left vacant in Congress. Luepton worked on the campaign this semester while taking 16 units at Palomar College. "It was tough," he said. "I basically had to allot every minute of the day to maintain my grades. Any downtime I had I spent studying." Luepton is a member of the Palomar College Republicans and got the opportunity to work on the campaign through a friend who is also in the club. He is a political science major in his last semester at Palomar. He has been accepted into San Diego State University and is waiting to hear from UC San Diego. "Down the line I want to do political consulting, I'd like to be a political analyst," he said. "I'd also consider running for an office." Luepton was one of around 20 paid "strike team members" on Roach's campaign working under the campaign's management. "I wanted to begin networking - the experience of working on a Congressional campaign is too good to pass up," Luepton said. He said networking is important in the political field. "In politics these days it's not how much political knowledge you have," he said. "It's how many political people you know." Luepton said the campaign helped him meet peo. ple. "I have a lot of connections now with people in the political arena and I've also established friendships with the people I worked with," he said.

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Luepton worked with the campaign from the beginning of February until April. He did what he called "detailed phone-banking," making phone calls to likely voters. He also organized data for the campaign. "I had several jobs," he said. "I obviously walked precincts, established rapport with the constituents." Luepton said the campaign had to cover a large congressional district. "In about two months I drove over 790 miles," he said. "That was just for the campaign alone." He also had a 60-mile, round-trip commute. The election for the vacated seat was held on April11. "Toward the last couple of days you just felt this buzz," Luepton said. "It was high tension, high stress, but it was positive nervous energy, I suppose." Luepton said he didn't sleep for the last four days of the campaign and relied on energy drinks to get him through it. Roach lost the election, which Luepton said was heart-breaking, but Roach is running again for the congressional election in November and Luepton will also be working on the new campaign. "It just goes to show the strength of networking around here," Luepton said. "Without that start here I'd just be hearing about this campaign in the newspapers."

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Cody Campbell already had political experience before he volunteered to work on an election campaign. Campbell is a Palomar student who has served on the Vista School Board and the Vista Planning Commission. He is also the president and one of the founders of the Palomar College Democrats. Campbell volunteers in Phil Angelides' campaign for governor and in Bob Filner's campaign Congress. "Politics is something most people have a disdain for in modern times," Campbell said. He blamed disgraced politicians like Tom Delay and Randy Cunningham for this attitude, but says that they are the exception, not the rule. "Most elected officials are there for a reason," Campbell said. "They want to make a change in the community. They want to make it better." Campbell believes Angelides and Filner are such people. Campbell is taking 12 units and said he spends 20 to 30 hours per week on the campaigns. "Everything's a priority," Campbell said about how he manages his time. "You just have to divide it up and make sure things work out." Campbell is planning to major in public administration, which he says is a branch of political science. He hopes to transfer to


San Diego State University, which he believes has a good public administration program. Campbell said each campaign he volunteers for relies on what he calls "people on the ground." The campaigns have paid staff but Campbell believes it's the volunteers who make the campaigns effective. "If you had to rely totally on campaign staff, it would be impossible," he said. Campbell considers himself one of the people on the ground. "I've got a whole list of responsibilities I'm supposed to do," he said. "I can't remember them all." Campbell said he shows up whenever the campaign needs help with something. Campbell is given a list of likely Democratic voters and said he spends time talking to them by what he calls "precinctwalking" or "phone-banking." Precinct-walking is visiting people in person. Phone-banking is calling them on the phone. Campbell said he also recruits and trains new volunteers. "They don't know the process," he said. "They don't know what precinct-walking is. They don't know what phone-banking is." Campbell said one of his other responsibilities is to organize support rallies. He has one planned for Palomar College in early May where he hopes to recruit new volunteers. "College students aren't exactly going to be the fundraising base for campaigns, but they are the volunteer base," he said. Campbell believes students can benefit from volunteering in a political campaign. "I've known quite a few people who have gotten references directly from the candidates," he said. He added that experience is not necessary to volunteer on campaigns. "It gives me pride in knowing that we've made a difference in some small way to help those candidates."








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would continue to use the term "government" and said there could be a better name than "ASO" for student representatives. "The term 'organization' diminishes our role. I don't think 'ASO' is the best term," Eichelberger said. "If we're not a government then why should we be called student representatives, and why should I be called a vice president?" Eichelberger is the sole candidate running for ASG vice president along with lone presidential candidate Curtis Van Engel. Both Van Engel and Eichelberger said they would continue to campaign and promote the election and running unopposed wouldn't deter them from promoting the election. "It would be nice if there was some competition - right now it's like I'm being elected because there's no other choice," Van Engel said. "Most students don't care and we need to do something about it. They should care about what we do."

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"No, they don't have a lot of power, and all they do is go to meetings all the time."

"What's the ASG? I'm part time - I have two classes, so I'm out of the loop."

"No, I have no clue what's going on and I'm not really interested."

"I am not a voter of any kind, really. It just bores me."

"I'm not sure if I am. I think I will because I'm planning to be here for awhile."


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Two types of skin cancer Sen. John McCain had an early-stage melanoma removed in 1993. It has not recurred. He also has had some minor skin cancers.

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Lounging on benches or studying at outdoor tables, Palomar students soak up the sun and increase their risk of skin cancer. Sun exposure adds up day after day, damaging skin and causing cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Since most students have been exposed to the sun from childhood, experts say the best thing to do is catch skin cancer as early as possible. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Palomar College Health Services offers free skin cancer screening for students. A skin cancer screening involves a visual inspection of the patient's body. Dr Hubert Mast, the family practice physician at Health Services, said he asks patients if they have any spots of concern when beginning a screening. "Then they need to get as exposed as they are willing to," Mast said, "so we can check their pigmentation and look for the Big Three." The Big Three are the three main types of skin cancer: basal, squamous and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma develop more often, seldom spread and are less serious. Their removal, though typically routine, can cause scarring. Malignant melanoma begins in the melanocytes, the cells that make tan or brown pigment in the skin. It frequently materializes as a mole. This type is more likely to spread and be deadly, but is curable in the early stages.

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"This is the bad boy, the one we're really looking for," Mast said of melanoma. "We want to catch it before it's fatal." Mast said he also looks for pre-cancerous symptoms and pre-malignant conditions, such as lesions on the skin. Even a tan signifies skin damage. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends annual screening for all patients, while other organizations focus on those at high risk. Risk factors include increased

Most at risk: People with fair skin; , people continually exposed to sun SOURCES:AP, American Cancer Society J. MCCOMAS I KRT HEWS SERVICE

recreational or occupational exposure to sunlight, family or personal history of skin cancer, history of severe sunburns and fair or light complexion. Students can take preventive measures to avoid developing skin cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest limiting sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as a top priority. Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps, the CDC adds, because all types of UV rays damage skin. Also according to the CDC, anyone in the

sun should wear protective clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or greater. But studies show that college students are the least likely to wear sunscreen. Researchers found that the lure of a golden tan motivates young adults more than the publicized risks of skin cancer. Some students mistakenly think a dark complexion guards against sun damage, but experts say darker skin means lower risk, not immunity. Even knowing someone with skin cancer does not change some students' behavior. Natalie Baez, sociology major, said her great-grandfather's skin cancer did not prompt her to use sunscreen. She attributed the cancer to his age more than his sun exposure. "He's older," she explained, "so it's to be expected." Philosophy major Greg Duff said he works in the sun without sunscreen, even though his friend's father has skin cancer. "His dad usually gets on us to wear sunscreen," Duff said, "but I just wear it if I'm going to the beach." Mast said colleges need on-going educational programs to inform students of the risks and dangers of skin cancer. "How important is death? Or even scarring?" Mast said. "If students see what skin cancer looks like, they'll wear the sunscreen." The Health Center offers cancer screenings year-round, as part of student services. College Health Nurse Pam Webb said students should never wait to get their concerns addressed. "Everyone is encouraged to get their skin checked," she said, "not just in May, but any time."

Sunscreens prevent burns but may not protect skin By Kate Santich


Like a lot of blond-haired, fair-skinned people, 34-year-old Jonjon Baus slathers on sunscreen before he heads outdoors. As a bicyclist and runner, he opts for the sweatproof formulas, and because he rarely gets sunburned, he figures he's safe. "That's really how I gauge how effective my sun protection is," says Baus, a manager for Track Shack, an Orlando, Fla., running store. But in the wake of a class-action lawsuit filed recently in California against sunscreen manufacturers - claiming they have fraudulently exaggerated the effectiveness of their products - Baus has started to wonder. In fact, although dermatologists still recommend the liberal use of sunscreen, they warn that it's entirely possible for the sun to damage skin without burning it, and that most of the sunscreens currently on the market do a better job preventing sunburn than they do at preventing other problems - including premature wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. And neither sun protection factor (SPF) ratings nor the labeling of a product as

"broad-specthlm" gives consumers any which may also lead to skin cancer. UVA information on how much they'll be rays can even penetrate windows to reach shielded against ultraviolet A rays, which people indoors. So far, there's no way to measure the don't cause burning but do cause aging of UVA-screening ability of a given product, the skin and potentially cancer. "I wish sunscreens were better. That and scientists don't know how much UVA would be terrific. But they're not," says Dr. contributes to the alarming rise in skin cancer. According to the James Spencer, a St. Centers for Disease Petersburg, Fla., dermatologist and clinical professor of "/ wish sunserHns wen Control and Prevention, the death rate from dermatology for Mount better. Thill would be Sinai School of Medicine. te11ifie. Butthey'n not." melanoma in the United States has climbed about "But they are a useful tool, and like any tool, if you - James Spencer 4 percent a year since DERMATOLOGIST 1973. don't use it properly, it doesThough researchers n'twork." The problem is that many people may have discussed a rating system for UVA, expect too much from a sunscreen, so far there has been no action on the matSpencer says, putting themselves at risk ter. And that's only part of the problem. Some experts say that claims for UVB for skin cancer by spending too much time protection could be inflated, too. In 1999, in the sun. The confusion comes in part because under orders from Congress, the federal there are different types of sunlight Food and Drug Administration drafted a responsible for skin damage - mainly slate of regulations on sunscreen manuUVA and UVB. Because UVB is what facturers but never formally adopted causes sunburn and has a well-estab- them. Critics say the agency bowed to lished link with skin cancer, it is general- pressure from the sunscreen lobby. ly considered more harmful. But scientists Representatives of the FDA did not now believe UVA causes much of the pre- respond to requests for an interview on mature aging of the skin and, more criti- the subject. The proposed rules would have prohibcally, much of the skin's genetic damage,

ited "unsupported, absolute, and/or misleading and confusing terms such as 'sunblock,' 'waterproof,' 'all-day protection' and 'visible and/or infrared light protection."' Yet doctors agree that those terms still widely employed in sunscreen advertising - are misleading at best. No product, experts say, is truly waterproof, sweat-proof or capable of lasting all day. "If you read the fine print," says Dr. John Meisenheimer, chief of dermatology for Orlando Regional Healthcare System, "it does say that you have to reapply them." Meisenheimer, a competitive swimmer and occasional surfer, says that each time you dive in the water or perspire, you'll need to put on more sunscreen afterward - at least every 60 to 80 minutes. But he still recommends the waterproof variety. "They tend to stay on a little bit better when you sweat," he says. He also advises his patients to use products that offer an SPF rating of 30 or higher as well as those that claim broad-spectrum protection, even if there's no way to measure how much. After all, the doctor notes, some UVA protection is better than none.

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Co111ets split series with Gross111ont Vincent said. "I just felt like I was getting stronger going into the sixth inning, then I just finally started What elbow injury? There was no striking people out." sign of the past injury that sidelined Vincent retired the last 12 Palomar pitcher Nick Vincent last Grossmont batters - five of the last season during his win over conference six by strikeout, including former rival Grossmont on April 18. Vincent Comet Kevin Patterson. dominated in Palomar's 4-1 victory at "He absolutely shut them down," Meyers Field, pitching a comTaylor said. "He made plete game four hitter, while APRIL 18 them look like a different giving up only one earned GRIFFINS I team against him. That's run, striking out seven and COMETS 4 how good Nick is." walking one. APRIL 20 Palomar's offense was "I hate to say it but that's COMETS able to bang out nine hits 5 against Grossmont pitcher what we expect out of him now," Comet's head coach GRIFFINS 10 John Lowe (7 -2). Zane Buck Taylor said. Chavez, who leads "That's what he's done the state in RBis, just about every start." VS drove in the first Vincent boosted his ~~ . â&#x20AC;˘y â&#x20AC;˘ run of the game ~ with a single in the record to 8-1, lowering his ERA to 1.28 over 77 bottom of the first. 1/3 innings, which cur- Who: PalomarversusSanOiegoMesa Imperiali (1-for-3) rently ranks him as What: Conference game sparked a three-run the top pitcher in the When: 2 pm., May 4 sixth inning with a Pacific Coast Where: Palomar basebaU field double to left field. Conference. At stake: The Comets wrap up the Tyler Perkins (2-for"I just made my regular season against the Olympians, 4, RBI) then singled count," to drive in a run and pitches Jeff Tezak (1-for-4, Vincent said. "I pitch after defeating them in the first two the same every game, matchups of the season by acombined RBI) drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. I think. I come out to score of 14-l win, I just come out The final run of the game came from Ben Caple (2-for-4, and play as hard as I can." Though Vmcent was a driving force RBI) on a squeeze play. in the game, he got off to a shaky 'We were just able to capitalize on start, relying on his defense to sup- them making a couple throwing port him. Teammates started to worry errors in the first inning," Taylor after seeing him strikeout only two said. 'We had good quality at bats batters in seven innings. throughout the day. We got base hits "I didn't feel like Vinny had his and we needed it." stuff at first," shortstop Ricky Palomar was unable to repeat its Imperiali said. "But then he just dom- strong performance two days later at inated the rest of the game." Grossmont when they fell to the Coming back on the mound in the Griffins 10-5. A sweep of the two eighth, Vincent boosted his strikeout game series would have eliminated total by striking out Grossmont bat- Grossmont from playoff contention. ters 1-2-3, and then striking out two "I was expecting them to come out of three batters in the ninth. hard like they usually do," Imperiali "I don't know how I did that," said. "They usually play us pretty By Abbey Mastracco




Comets pitcher Nick Vincent threw a complete game four hitter in a 4-1 victory over Grossmont.

hard. We're Palomar so everyone wants to beat us." Starting pitcher Andres Esquibel (7 -3) pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and four earned runs, while striking out six and walking three. Hi!? strong outing was not enough as Griffins starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan, the Los Angeles Angels' 2005 third-round pick, recieved the win, going six innings, while giving up four runs and striking out five.

Perkins went 3-for-3 with an RBI until he was taken out in the fifth inning after sustaining an arm injury trying to slide back to first. Nick Burke went 2-for-2 with a double, Tezak went 2-for-5 with a double, and Chavez went 2-for-5 with two RBis. Palomar is now 28-10 overall, 16-3 in the conference, and continues to hold onto first place in the conference standings. San Diego City and Southwestern are tied for second place, two games behind the Comets.

Defensive woes continue for Comets going to be very tough to beat." When Eldridge scheduled the doubleheader, he knew the Comets The last time Palomar faced Mt. would have to be in top form . San Antonio College - a state championship in women's softball Cypress came in ranked No. 1 in the state and Mt. SAC wasn't far was on the line. ranked No. 4. On April 22, the two teams met behind, Unfortunately for the Comets, who for the first time since the Mounties beat the Comets for the 2005 state are ranked No. 6, they were not on championship and just like the May top of their game as they commit15, 2005 game, the Mounties came ted six errors on the day and moved their record to 33-11. away with an 8-3 victory. ,.....----~ "We had times where This time, slightly less GAME ONE we could have picked it was on the line - an CHARGERS 6 up and finished the opportunity to host a COMETS 4 game," said Comets pitchregional playoff series. GAME TWO er Melissa Lerno. "The It was the second game MOUNTIES 8 first game we could have of a two-team doubleheadit and won but finished er for the Comets, who also COMETS J we had too many errors fell to Cypress College 6-4 and we let it get away from us. We in 10 innings earlier in the day. With both losses, Palomar will need to pick it up more and play likely not be favored to hold a play- harder and get better." Eldridge said the extra innings off series said head coach Mark caused him to change plans and Eldridge and the Comets will have use pitcher Melissa Requilman, to travel to either Long Beach City, has only started three games who Cypress, Mt. SAC or Antelope Valley College on May 6 to play in this year. "The first game dictated our secthe Southern California Regionals. ond game, we had to burn our pitchWith the Comets proven track ing," said Eldridge, who's team record in the playoffs, Eldridge played five games in four days. "We said he is confident his team will were fine except, once we had to go prove it is a force to be reckoned to 10 innings, those guys were tired with. and it had been a long week. I'm not "If you put the shoe on the other making excuses, it's frustrating and foot, if you are Cypress or Mt. SAC, we worked a lot on it, but we didn't when it comes to playoffs, do you perform when we needed to." want us in your bracket," Eldridge Eldridge started Janeille Nickels said. "I wouldn't. We've shown when we didn't play as good as we in the first game and planned to could have played that we are use Lerno in the second game ver-

By Matt Null TilE TmStOPE


Comets second baseman Melanie Medina pops up to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning of an 8-3 loss versus Mt. San Antonio College in game two of an April 22 doubleheader.

sus Mt. SAC. However, with the score tied at 2, Lerno came in to pitch in relief and ended up pitching four innings. "I didn't want to overextend those guys because I felt they had given all they had at that point," Eldridge said. "They were already

pretty tired from the long week, we were on the road on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We didn't use it as an excuse and I still don't, because that is why we train all off season, it was a difficult and they were playing the first and fourth best teams in the state."



â&#x20AC;˘ Mom urges d11ughter to 11ttend P11lom11r, despite the f11et th11t she is the eo11eh for riv11/ eo/lege By Jacob Karp THE TELESCOPE

Softball is a way of life for the Lemo family. Jill Lemo has coached Imperial Valley College for the past 11 seasons. Her daughter Melissa Lemo is a freshman at Palomar and pitches and plays infield for the Comets. This year, their separate allegiances have left them staring at each other from across the diamond on three occasions. The idea that Melissa would play for Palomar started off as a joke between the Lemos and Comet's head coach Mark Eldridge. Eldridge first learned about Jill in 1984, when she played centerfield for Imperial Valley College and Eldridge was coaching at Palomar. When the season ended, Imperial Valley's coach was unable to attend a meeting to nominate Jill for the All-State team. Eldridge stepped in and spoke up, and Jill made the team. Ten years later when Jill was named coach at Imperial Valley, she looked to Eldridgefor guidance. ''He was very open to helping me and I had a lot of support from him," Jill said. Melissa was often with her mother at coaches' meetings and became familiar with Eldridge. Melissa always joked with her mother and Eldridge and said she would come play for him, but Eldridge said that he never took it seriously. When Melissa graduated from Southwest High in El Centro in 2005, Melissa and Jill had a decision to make. They both agreed they could not play together at this level. Jill coached Melissa up until age 12, and the experience showed them it was too difficult to play together. ''We're really close but when it comes to softball we're too competitive," Melissa said. Jill said their competitive nature left them both feeling unsatisfied. "Her and I never saw eye-to-eye when I was coaching," Jill said, "It was never good enough for her or 1." Jill said they also wanted to create a separation between the on-and off-field relationship.

"She would have treated me more like a mom," Jill said. ''We wanted to be mom and daughter, not coach and athlete." Even though Imperial Valley and Palomar are conference rivals, Jill said she was pleased when Melissa chose Palomar because she knew Eldridge's style of coaching and Palomar's program would benefit Melissa. "I've known Mark my whole life and I knew that he would get me where I wanted to go," Melissa said. Palomar's 20 consecutive conference titles also stood out to Melissa. In Jill's 11 years as coach at IVC, they have only made the playoffs twice. "I came here because I wanted to win, not just play to play," Melissa said. Since coming to Palomar, Melissa has

done just that. This season Melissa is 16-7 with a 0.96 ERA. She helped Palomar to its 21st consecutive Pacific Coast Conference title. Two of Melissa's wins came against Imperial Valley. In their first meeting on March 8, Melissa threw a three-hit shutout, winning 3-0. "I was a nervous wreck," J ill said. "I wanted her to do good but I wanted to beat Palomar. It was not a good feeling." She said as a coach, the match-up brought about a conflict of internal interest. ''You don't want your child to fail, but you can't let down your team. I'm a coach and I have to do everything I can to win," Jill said. Melissa also felt added pressure against


Melissa Lerno (left) and her mother Jill both decided that it would be beneficial for Melissa to play softball at Palomar instead of at conference rival Imperial Valley, where her mother is the head coach.

Imperial Valley. For Melissa, facing Imperial Valley not only meant facing her mom, but also her close friends. Melissa is from El Centro and said many of Imperial Valley's players were her friends. Melissa said she changed her approach when she faced Imperial Valley. "I just try to get tougher and I want to do my best because she (Jill) is there," Melissa said. "I know all the girls on the team and I want to do my best for them." The final face off this season was on April 19 as Melissa once again won 6-1. The two will not have to endure this rivalry any longer, because Melissa has accepted a scholarship next year at Cal State San Marcos. She will be a part ofthe first softball team the Cougars will field as they join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics next year. Both mother and daughter are happy it's over. "I'm glad that we don't have to play each other anymore," Melissa said. "I'm glad that I'm going to move on to different things." Although the two found themselves in different dugouts this year, they are still very close. Melissa makes the three-hour trek home whenever she is not playing and when she attends her mother's games, she sits in the dugout with the other players. "She's involved with our team, I'm involved with her team," Jill said. Jill also makes the drive to Palomar whenever her schedule permits. Jill said Melissa calls her each day at the same time, often during Imperial Valley's practice. Jill said that if the phone rings on the field, players know who it is. This close relationship is part of what helped Melissa decide to transfer to Cal State San Marcos. She said she wanted to stay close to home, family and friends . Eldridge, who has been witness to both Lemo generations, said the similarities between the two are apparent. "Jill has integrity, and Melissa h as it," Eldridge said. "She plays the game the way it should be played, because her mom taught her."

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The Telescope 59.21 The Telescope Newspaper / Volume 59 / Issue 21 / May 01, 2006 /