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College readies for first issue of bond funds By Jason Dunn THE TELESCOPE


Students form a line outside the Comet Center during the first week of the semester. The Comet Center sells student IDs. Enrollment at Palomar has increased 5.5 percent this semester from Spring 2006.

Enrollment on the rise By Jason Dunn THE TELESCOPE

Total enrollment increased 5.5 percent at Palomar College this semester as administrators plan for facilities to accommodate a projected 47,500 students by the year 2022. College President Robert Deegan said he did not think the facilities were keeping up with enrollment. "Beginning in fall, we'll be

ready," Deegan said. He said the Natural Science Building, in the final stages of construction in the north of the San Marcos Campus, would increase enrollment capacity at Palomar by 20 percent in Fall 2007, when it is slated to open. Other construction projects are in the works as part of a plan to accommodate students at Palomar over the next 15 years. Students are already feeling

the effects of higher enrollment. "In my math class for the first few days, there weren't enough chairs for everyone," said student Matt Buckley. He said people were sitting on the floor, but the class size has since reduced. Enrollment in credit classes increased 4.3 percent. • SEE


Administrators at Palomar College are preparing for the first installment of bond money after the passage of Proposition M last semester. Prop. M will give Palomar $694 million to spend on facilities upgrades. "We want to try and maximize the efficiency in spending our dollars so they'll stretch as far as possible," said College President Robert Deegan. The first issue of bond money will be in mid-April. The approach for upgrading the facilities on Palomar's San Marcos Campus is outlined in a facilities master plan, written m August 2003.

Administrators say they are using the master plan as a road map for the San Marcos Campus' renovations. The San Marcos Campus has little extra land on which to build facilities, and the master plan rearranges many of Palomar's existing facilities .

FIRST ISSUE OF FUNDS Administrators need to decide whether to opt for an issue of funds sufficient to cover the first three years of construction projects, or the first five. "It's likely we'll use the fiveyear plan," Deegan said. a SEE


College settles multimillion dollar lawsuit By Jason Dunn THE TELESCOPE

A settlement agreement has been reached between Palomar and the owners of four homes alongside Lot 12 who sued the college for allegedly causing water damage to their properties. ''We were able to achieve settlement, so we won't go to trial," said Jim Greer, an attorney for the homeowners. The lawsuit originally called for $4.3 million for the homeowners. The amount actually

paid to them cannot be disclosed for legal reasons, Greer said. He added that the agreement is not yet definite, but both parties have agreed to it verbally. The lawsuit was filed in September 2004. The homeowners claimed that renovations to Lot 12 between 1999 and 2001 caused substantial amounts of water to be diverted from a natural drainage course to their properties. • SEE


Students campaign or transfer recognition in commencement By Shahrazad Encinias and Jason Dunn i ll£ TELESCOPE

Members of the Associated Student Government are collecting full-time faculty members' signatures for a petition to allow transfer students to walk during commencement. ASG members have campaigned for transfer students to walk in the graduation ceremony since last semester when they hit an impasse with the Faculty Senate. "We just haven't been able to

strike mutual agreement with ASG," said Brent Gowen, Faculty Senate president. Faculty Senate members passed a resolution last year allowing transfer students to walk in the ceremony, but without a cap a gown, a stipulation to which ASG members and College President Robert Deegan object. "We don't want to embarrass the student or family," Deegan said. "Every student who's participating in commencement should wear cap and gown."

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To get around the impasse, ASG members created a petition that they are asking fulltime faculty members to sign in support of transfer students' full participation. ASG President Michelle Eichelberger said their goal was to collect more than 25 percent of full-time faculty members' signatures. As of Feb. 8, she said 84 signatures had been collected out of 328 fulltime faculty members, slightly • SEE CAMPAIGN, PAGE 7

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College President Robert Deegan stands among graduates during last year's commencement ceremony. The Associated Student Government is campaigning to allow transfer students to walk in the ceremony in a cap and gown.



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Health Services promotes Healthy Heart Month Health Services is celebrating Healthy Heart Month this February with special services. Students and staff can get discounted cholesterol tests. Anyone who has the cholesterol test can get two weeks of private training at the Wellness Center. Health Services will also give free dietary information and wellness counseling, as well as a stress toy to people taking the test. Another test added free as part of the offer is an oxygen uptake test. The cholesterol test usually costs $15 for students and $20 for staff members, but has been discounted by $5 during February. To make an appointment call Health Services at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380.

Planned Parenthood is a national federation dedicated to providing reproductive health care, STD testing, treatments and information. Health Services Resident Nurse Sue Mayfield said that in years past, the condom packets have included candy condoms and "condom grams" wrapped in gender-friendly designed valentine cards sporting sexual innuendos. There will also be brochures and information available about practicing safe sex. If interested, visit Health Services Feb. 14. until 7 p.m., or until supplies last.

Bookstore refunds available with activity sticker

Students who bought used textbooks without using the activity sticker discount can still claim the discount. If a customer brings in a receipt and an activity sticker, they will receive the 5 percent discount. The activity sticker is an addition to Palomar College's student IDs. There are several discounts associated with the sticker, including a one-time 5 percent discount on used books at the bookstore. Bookstore staff members would not give a deadline to claim the refund, but said the sooner customers make the return, the better. Activity stickers are available at the Along with Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 is Comet Center in SU-104. The Comet Center is open Monday through also National Condom Day. In recognition, Planned Parenthood Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to will be supplying Health Services with 5 p.m., and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. free condom packets.

Free condoms available at Health Services Feb. 14



• Transfer information for Cal State San Marcos Representatives from CSUSM will be available by appointment in the Transfer Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2552.



• Concert Hour The Dirty Laundry Percussion Ensemble will perform at 12:30 p.m. in Room D-10. Admission is free.

• Free Film Series "Sullivan's Travels,"a 1941 film about a Hollywood director who disguises himself as a hobo will screen at 6:30 p.m. in Room P-32. Admission is free.

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• Valentine's Day Free condoms will be available at Health Services.

• Last drop day for classes Last day to drop classes with no notation on record.

• Campus Explorations Philosophy professor William Leslie will host a discussion on the introduction to the film "The girl in the cafe" from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room ES-19. • Associated Student Government weekly meeting The ASG has its weekly meeting at 1 p.m. in Room SU-18. The meeting is open to the public.

• Last day to change grading status of classes Last day to change between a credit or no credit option for Palomar classes.

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• Reception for new gallery director A reception for Joanna Bigfeather, the new director of the Boehm Gallery, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. outside the gallery.


• Observance of Lincoln's Day There will be no classes.


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• Study Abroad Meeting A seminar, open to all, about an upcoming study aboard in Spain program will be held at 10 a.m. in Room F-10. For information, contact Martha Evans at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2653 or • President's Day National holiday. There will be no classes.

Student government represents variety of student issues By .Jason Dunn TilE TELESCOPE

Students can have a say in determining policy at Palomar College through their representatives in the Associated Student Government. Members of the ASG, who are called senators, are assigned to sit on all of Palomar's governance councils and committees. These are the bodies responsible for Palomar's policies in several areas, such as the bookstore, campus police, curricula, matriculation and food services It is through these senators that students can have their say. The ASG office is in Room SU-102 under the electronic bill-

board in the Student Center. Senators are present in the office throughout the week to hear student concerns. ASG members also plan events throughout the semester. '1\vo of the Welcome Week days were sponsored by the ASG. Future ASG events include a Black History Month event in February, a Women's History Month event in March and Springfest in April. The body also elects a president and vice president each May. The ASG has weekly meetings from 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room SU-18. The meetings are open to the public and anyone can attend.

ASG senators and their comminees Michelle Eichelberger (president) Student Services Planning Council, governing board Joseph Park (vice president) Strategic Planning Council, Scholarship Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Faculty Senate Steve Brazeau Administrative Services Planning Council, Academic Technology Committee, Campus Police Committee, Distinguished Faculty Committee Omar Corona Bookstore Committee Shawn Emamjomeh EOP&S Committee, Bookstore Committee Robert Frederick Instructional Planning Council, Food Services Committee

Alma Hernandez Disability Resource Center Advisory Committee, Financial Aid Review and Appeals Committee Jesse Lyn-Vollmer Food Services Committee Robert Rittenmaier (newly appointed) Thomas Sbrega Facilities Review Committee, Curriculum Committee Edmund Solis Matriculation and Transfer Committee, Technology Resources Committee Tanisha de Ia Torre Safety and Security Committee, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

ASG senators' office hours (SU-IOZ) Joseph Park (vice president) Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Alma Hernandez Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:20 to 11 a.m . Jesse Lyn-Vollmer Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Steve Brazeau Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Robert Rittenmaier Mondays, 11 a .m. to noon, Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Omar Corona Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thomas Sbrega Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon

Michelle Eichelberger (president) Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon


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Robert Frederick Tuesdays, 8 to 10 a.m.

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We support the Associated Student Government's efforts to petition administrators to allow transfer students to walk in the annual commencement ceremony, and we encourage the full-time faculty members whom they are petitioning to support them also . Whether transfer students should walk or not has been an issue at Palomar for at least as far back as Spring 2006, but never with a resolution. That transfer students should walk during commencement is clear, and it's great to see the ASG working for this just cause. Preparing students to transfer to four-year schools is one of Palomar's major functions, along with giving students associate's degrees and certificates of achievement and proficiency. Students who achieve transfer requirements at Palomar, and who don't achieve the requirements for an associate's degree, work just as hard, if not harder than anyone walking in the ceremony. Palomar's annual commencement ceremony in May is a time for students to celebrate and reflect on what they have achieved during their years at the college. It is also a time when they must begin to look ahead to the next stage of their lives, hence the word "commencement," which means a beginning. The Transfer Center holds a transfer recognition ceremony for transfer students, and awards them a certificate from the Transfer Genter. This ceremony, an effort by Transfer Center staff to recognize transfer students, pales in comparison to Palomar's annual commencement ceremony, both in terms of grandeur and of audience attendance. Transfer students, and what they have achieved, fit the purpose and the spirit of the commencement ceremony perfectly, and they deserve the recognition afforded to other students in the ceremony. The impasse that has been reached by ASG members in their campaign is the issue of transfer students wearing caps and gowns during the ceremony. Members of the Faculty Senate approved a resolution last year allowing transfer students to walk during commencement without caps and gowns. College president Robert Deegan has said everyone in the ceremony must wear a cap and gown, effectively annulling the Faculty Senate's resolution. ASG members did not let the Faculty Senate's decision stop them, and are now trying to circumvent it by petitioning full-time faculty themselves. Transfer students should be entitled to wear a cap and gown in the ceremony, and that is what the ASG members are petitioning for. Transfer students should be recognized in the ceremony, and if they are, they should be recognized properly. The Faculty Senate's resolution was a lame compromise. We applaud the efforts of the ASG senators. They are acting on behalf of all students at Palomar for an important issue, and we fully support their campaign to allow transfer students to be recognized in Palomar's graduation ceremony.


Telescope Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2007

Volume 60, No. 13

FOCUSED ON PAlOMAR 11te Telescope is published 11 times per semester. Opinions expressed in the newspaper are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily represent those of the entire newspaper staff, Palomar faculty members and staff members or the governing board trustees.


What are you wearing? • t11mp11s women 1111 1111derdressed and orerexposed By Ashley Ward THE TmSCOPE

Four-inch heels, dangerously short skirts, and way too revealing tops. Sounds like a night at the club right? Wrong. This is what a lot of Palomar College women actually wear to school. Am I surprised? Not really. Do I think it's pathetic? Absolutely. Since when did the Student Center become a runway? It must take these women hours to get ready in the morning, or maybe they're still wearing an outfit from a party the night before. Sure, I'll admit I have worn attire like this before, but never to school. All I have to say is - there's a time and a place. I always thought school was a place to learn, apparently there's more to it than that. The way some of these students dress on campus


brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "dress to impress." It would be better to say "dress to disgust" or "dress to distract." I wonder how many students have missed part of their lecture notes because they've been sidetracked by the clothes some women in class wear, or lack thereof. This may not only affect the students, but the faculty as well. Maybe by wearing that skimpy outfit the professor might turn that C grade into a B. Hey, it could happen. Who are they trying to impress? I know whenever I see a woman on campus dressed this way I always think to myself, "why?" What is the point of wearing high heels to school, don't these women want to be comfortable? If you are, or you plan on being one of those women who do wear stilettos to Palomar, please be sure you know how to walk in them first. It cracks me up when I see a woman wobble onto campus in her spike heels taking two-inch steps to class. She probably has to leave






her car 45 minutes early just to make it from Lot 9 to the P Building. Oh, and don't forget the women who wear mini skirts on windy days. Better hope they wore underwear so they don't pull a Britney Spears and flash everyone. I can speak for the women when I say it's nasty and repulsive to dress that way for school. On the other hand, I know that the guys are easily amused when it comes to women showing some skin, but I'm almost positive that's why these women do it in the first place- to get attention. Well, they've obviously got my attention, and unfortunately for them, it's not something to be proud of. I know it's not like these women can just throw it all together in five minutes; it takes time and effort. I just am sorry that they feel they have to waste their time doing this every morning, because they don't. Save the heels for the club, the short skirts for the beach and the revealing tops for, well, your boyfriend, because that's the only place where you'll get away with it.

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This Black History Month, as our nation grows more racially and ethnically diverse, we need a history that goes beyond race. My mother taught me that blackness is a common history, a common community and an identity to be cherished. She helped me understand true black pride engenders a respect for humanity that does not tolerate falsehoods of racial purity and separation. I have been reminded of this in the past few years as my family has pursued its own history project. In our search for family history, we were astounded to learn that one of our white ancestors was former Virginia Gov. Henry A. Wise, the signer of abolitionist John Brown's death warrant. As we sought information, we ended up talking to a white Wise descendant in Virginia, and that contact eventually grew into a fall 2006 gathering of black and white descendants of Gov. Wise in Richmond. Our family reunion was emblematic of the ongoing change in racial relations. Fittingly, the reunion weekend was also the formal opening of the American debates of our national history. Civil War Center at This is the kind of multi-layered Tredegar, Va., a project ... Negro History W~ek spearheaded more than a history that we decade ago by one of my bee11m1 B/11ek History should honor not newfound white cousins, Month in 1916. But now only during Black Month but Alex Wise. we n~ed 11 history th11t is History every day. The center tries to depict When Carter the history of the war from inelusive. Woodson urged the Northern, Southern and black perspectives. celebration of Here blacks are not portrayed as pas- Negro History Week in 1926, it was a sive bystanders in American history, revolutionary idea. Many people could not imagine that but as a people who were actively engaged in determining their own fate blacks had a history to be recognized. and who took part in one of the greatest But Woodson's idea survived, and Negro


History Week became Black History Month in 1976. But now we need a history that is inclusive. We learn the true history of the United States when we look not only at black history, but also at Latino, Asian, American Indian, European American and other histories. We need to get beyond the tokenism that often comes into play when we concentrate on one group's contributions to the past and then forget that group as soon as its holiday is over. We can't afford to lose the common history that my mother held up so high.

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I would like to comment on Mr. Jason Dunn's article that appeared in the Jan. 16 issue of The Telescope titled "Dylan is awful in Modern Times." He starts off with a question - ''What happened to Dylan?" Well let's see... Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941. His career accomplishments have been recognized with the Polar Music Prize, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Kennedy Center

ety, where international employment and interaction will become more commonplace. By all means every student who requests or requires instruction in English and written communication skills should be utilized in virtually every other sector of their educational, professional, and personal life. Funding for basic skills improvement should focus on making the coursework challenging, exciting and encompass active involvement of students in making creative use of their newly advanced

Honors, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dylan was listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In 2004, he was ranked No. 2 in Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, second to The Beatles. He has also been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent studio album, Modern Times, released on Aug. 29, entered the U.S. album charts at No. 1, making him, at age 65, the oldest living person to top those charts. The album was Rolling

Stone's Album of the Year. I am curious to know how Mr. Jason Dunn acquired such wisdom as to outwit the music critics of Rolling Stone magazine. Surely a master music critic of Mr. Dunn's caliber must be wise beyond his years. A few words of advice for Mr. Dunn - Hey Jason, "make sure you know your song well before you start singing." Don't get the "idiot wind blowing every time you move your teeth," you'll just embarrass yourself. - Mike Hill Music Major

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Regardless of Dunn has it all wrong, Hussein's fate, Iraq Bob Dylan is a legend •1s a mess No offense, but where does this guy get off? Maybe go read the grammy nominations. Bob's up for two. The album was great, better than great to me. It's up there with "Highway 61." I bet this guy is a Timberlake fan. Ha!

Crimes or not, the videos show the unruliness of the whole situation. Glad to know that Iraq can't even keep a small room of people under control, wonder how it's going to work when they're handed the entire country.



New album rocks hard and with style works, and it rocks. The biggest surprise of the album THE TELESCOPE comes when listening to "The Carpel If you love music, but you hate how Tunnel of Love." Wentz conjures up his pretentious all your favorite artists inner Bert McCracken and attempts a become after they reach platinum sue- semi-hardcore scream session rivaling cess, then there's a good chance Pete that of The Used's lead singer himself. Wentz of Fall Out Boy is on the top of It's not likely FOB will ever ditch the your list. Wentz's pathetic attempt at pop music that has made them famous, acting on "One Tree Hill" last season but hearing something a little more did little to help their Sell Out Boy rep- hardcore is refreshing for emo-punk utation. Thank God Wentz quit and got saturated ears. back in the studio with the rest of the "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" boasts some of band, otherwise we wouldn't have what the coolest lyrics on the album includis the best, and so far, the biggest sell- ing "in hotel rooms collecting page six ing new release of 2007, "Infinity on lovers." Thus strengthening any suspiHigh." cions one might have about Wentz getJust when you thought you'd heard ting a lot of "it-girl" booty. all they had to offer, the emo quartet Another standout track is the playful surprise their fans once again. "Infinity and sexy "I'm Like a Lawyer With the on High" is an intelligent colWay I'm Always Trying to Get lection of witty social com- ! You Off (Me & You)." The mentary with lyrics dedicated song, produced surprisingly to the untamed, overly i; Fall Out Boy enough by Babyface, delivers "ln~r~~,on a hook so catchy it will quickexposed hearts and lives of today's youth, with just the ly become the new tune evryright amount of ego and cynione rocks out to in the shower. cism. Add Patrick Stump's earnest, yet sincere vocals (CVOFFOURSTARS; "Golden" contains gooseand the heavy-hitting drum ~====~bump-inducing vocals and beats and classic guitar riffs, ~ "Don't You Know Who I Think and you've got the formula for I Am?" is typical FOB at their the biggest pop-punk band in the game. purest, most commercially accessible It's obvious FOB know they rule and form. they're not afraid to sing about it. "Fame< Infamy," is less of a song title The first single, "This Ain't a Scene, and more of a description for all the It's An Arms Race," is the strongest hype that has surrounded FOB since track on the album and a clear state- they reached superstar status with ment about the glorified punk rock their massive 2005 release "From scene of today. Under the Cork Tree." It's another stellar lyrical gem and Essentially, Fall Out Boy is an MTV vocalist Patrick Stump sings the whore, more exposed the brunette in cheeky phraseology and almost mili- the shower on "The Real World tant chorus with such ferocity it's as if Denver." It's time to just accept it and he's about to have a stroke - but it jump on the FOB band-wagon.

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Trustees attend conference and visit state legislators By Jason Dunn

''We really need to educate our representatives of all the different roles," Palomar's trustees and college presi- Larson said. dent Robert Deegan attended a conferShe said Deegan gave each of the ence and visited area state legislators' staffs a presentation about Palomar offices in Sacramento recently. College's recently passed bond measure The Community College League of and the increasing enrollment. California hosted its annual conference Some of the trustees got to meet on effective trusteeship from Jan. 26 - Wyland in person. 28 with trustees from community col"He actually bounced out of his office leges from all over the state. a couple of times there because he overTrustee Nancy Chadwick said the heard our conversation," said governing conference, in part, was an opportunity board president Mark Evilsizer. to react to Gov. Arnold He said Wyland Schwarzenegger's prowas in a meeting posed budget before budg- llj lot of wh11t they do is with someone else et hearings in March and giving you upd11tes. It~ when the trustees before the May revise. visited, but that ''We try to get a per- 11lw11ys good to keep up Wyland kept coming spective on what the with wh11t~ going on. 11 back out of his office budget is going to do and to speak further with certainly the impact on - Darrell McMullen them. GOVERNING BOARD VICE PRESIDENT the community colleges," "We're going to Chadwick said. make it a point to set She said it's in the early days for the up a direct meeting with him," Evilsizer budget, partly because revenue projec- said. tions will not be finalized until after Before visiting with legislators, the the tax return deadline of April15. trustees and Deegan attended several "For the most part, we're happy with seminars during the conference. the governor's budget," Chadwick said. Deegan said he and Evilsizer attended The trustees and Deegan also met a seminar on how to be a good governwith the staffs of Sens. Mark Wyland ing board president. Governing Board and Dennis Hollingsworth and Vice President Darrell McMullen said Assemblyman George Plescia. he attended seminars on the rules and Trustee Dr. Ruth Larson said the regulations of the Brown Act, ethics purpose of the visits was primarily to and a seminar on the proposed budget. thank the legislators for helping with He said the trustees also heard three, equalization funding last year, and sec- one-hour presentations from various ondarily to explain the multiple goals lobbyists. of community colleges. "A lot of what they do is giving you She said as well as transferring stu- updates," McMullen said. "It's always dents and awarding associate's good to keep up with what's going on." degrees, community colleges offers Evilsizer, Chadwick and Deegan will training classes to students and help be in Washington D.C. Feb. 12 to Feb. with their educations in other ways. 14 to meet with federal legislators.




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exceeding 25 percent. The petition will be needed. Certificates require a minimum of presented to the Faculty Senate. 14 units. Associate's degrees require a "I'm hopeful they'll come around and re- minimum of 60 units, approximately the visit the issue," Eichelberger said. same number needed by students who Gowen said he believes there are two transfer. main objections among Faculty Senate Eichelberger said it isn't fair that the members. The first is that transferring requirements are so similar, yet transfer students have not achieved a terminal students can't walk in the ceremony. degree. "Palomar exists to also assist students The second objection is that Palomar to transfer," Eichelberger said. She said can't set the requirements of what would the ceremony should not discriminate effectively be a transfer degree, as trans- against them. fer requirements are determined by the "I think they (ASG members) make a University of California and California very good argument," said Bruce Bishop, State University systems. student affairs director and adviser to the Gowen said the Chancellor's Office has ASG. placed a moratorium on the formal impleIf the goal of the campaign isn't mentation of such a degree. approved this semester, Eichelberger said In order to participate in commence- the ASG will continue its campaign for ment, a certificate or associate's degree is next year's commencement ceremony.

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Florida students sue campus bookstore By Pedro Ruz Gutierrez MCT NEWS SERVICE

In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that could affect thousands of college students who think they are overcharged for textbooks, two Daytona Beach Community College students have sued the nation's largest collegiate-bookstore chain and their school. The class-action suit, filed in Orlando's federal court, alleges unfair and illegal pricing practices and seeks to recover at least $5 million in damages. It accuses the Follett Higher Education Group and DBCC of overcharging students pennies on each used-book sale and underpaying them when buying books back. Though that may amount to only a few dollars each semester, the students argue that, when multiplied by thousands of students at each of the company's more than 750 bookstores, it adds up to millions. Co-plaintiffs Thomas Rebman and Danny Brandner said the college is "complicit" in the textbook company's actions because through DBCC's contract with Follett, it receives up to 10.5 percent of all bookstore revenues annually. In a recent 12-month period, the college reported collecting at least $400,000 in commissions from Follett's operations on the school's five campuses. "This isn't about me or Mr. Brandner," Rebman said. "It's that still to this day, students are overcharged... and they (DBCC administrators) refuse to enforce the contract." The suit- filed in late Septembermay have implications for thousands of students nationwide if a judge allows it to go forward as a class action, according to attorneys and industry experts. Textbook prices have rankled college students for years. Student-government coalitions and advocacy groups in 14 states launched a campaign in 2003 that included a push to persuade colleges to negotiate better prices with book publishers. A Government Accountability Office report in 2005 found college-book prices have increased at twice the rate of inflation in the past two decades. A congressional advisory committee is undertaking a yearlong study to find ways to rein in prices. National Association of College Stores figures show used books accounted for $1.9 billion in sales during the 2004-05 academic year. New books accounted for $4.4 billion during that same time period. "Mr. Rebman and our law firm are seeking to recover for every student who was overcharged... or was underpaid when they sold back their books," said Marc Wites, a South Florida attorney

who specializes in class-action suits. Pam Goodman, a Follett Corp. spokeswoman, would not address the lawsuit's allegations. "Follett believes this suit is without legal basis," Goodman said, reading a company statement. She said she couldn't discuss specific store operations, but the company has "different pricing" at hundreds of stores nationwide. The Oak Brook, Ill., company does more than $2 billion in annual sales through its five education-related divisions. "Follet's pricing is governed by the agreements we have with the individual institutions we serve," Goodman said. "And we take great care to ensure we are in compliance with the terms." DBCC officials would not comment, referring all questions to Goodman. The five-count complaint alleges breach of the contract between Follett and the college, violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and a civil conspiracy. Before the fall semester began in August, Rebman and Brandner claim, their college bookstore illegally rounded up the prices of used books to the next 25-cent increment. Used books that should have cost $88.69 and $85.31 were sold to them for $88.75 and $85.50, respectively, they argue. And when they sold books back to the store, they claim the store paid them less than 50 percent of the new retail price as required by the contract. Examples cited in the suit include the return of a college-algebra book that cost $118.25 new but was bought back by the store for $56.25, or less than half its new price. In that transaction, the student should have received $59.12, the suit says. In 2006, DBCC and Follett - in response to student complaints each conducted audits of the campus bookstore . College officials refused to discuss the results. A joint statement released by Goodman, Follett and DBCC said "audits confirmed that Follett is abiding by the terms of its agreement." A legal expert said the lawsuit may impact Follett's operations at its more than 750 college bookstores in the U.S. and Canada. Stanley Talcott, a professor and former dean of Barry University's law school, said the challenge facing the stu-

dents and their attorneys is to prove they can represent peers beyond their campus. "They've got a pretty good hurdle getting this certified as a class-action suit," he said. "If they can expand it beyond the Daytona Beach Community College students, they'll certainly get Follett's attention." Albert Greco, a business professor at Fordham University who follows the college-textbook industry, said bookstores are hardly price gouging, and instead provide high-quality books at low prices. "We live in the age of litigation, so the lawsuit doesn't surprise me," Greco said. He said Follett is a reputable company. Holland & Knight LLP attorneys, who are representing Follett and the c 0 l-

lege, have filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the students are not parties to the contract and are attempting to paint themselves as third-party beneficiaries of the contract. A federal judge next will decide whether the student's claims should apply to a larger student body and can be certified as a class action.

Students print a blank newspaper to protest censorship By Elliott Wilson MCT NEWS SERVICE

There was no mistake when Everett High School students in Washington published a newspaper that was nearly blank last year. The sparsely inked newsprint featured a photo of two seniors with their arms behind their backs as if in handcuffs and with tape across their mouths. The paper was made in protest by student editors who believed the school had violated their right to a free press when administrators wouldn't publish the school newspaper, The Kodak, without prior review by the principal. A lawsuit over the dispute goes to federal court later this year, but a bill before the

Washington Legislature could put a student-controlled Kodak in print even sooner. Rep. Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines, has introduced legislation that would allow advisers to review student publications but strip them of any authority to control what is printed. Instead, students would be in charge of writing, editing and publishing - and would be liable for any fallout. Kodak editors Claire Lueneburg and Sara Eccleston believed they had those rights in October 2005 when they declared on the Kodak's masthead that the paper was a student forum not subject to prior review by school officials. They learned otherwise when administrators and the school board pulled the line, asserting

they could alter the publication. The school stopped that month's paper but eventually published the edited version as the next month's issue. The editors independently published the nearly blank protest paper. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that school administrators can control what appears in student newspapers, but laws in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania give students rights and responsibilities similar to those proposed by Upthegrove's bill. By granting students added freedoms and accountability, Upthegrove hopes to generate an appreciation for constitutional rights and give young people

a sense of civic responsibility. He noted that a recent Knight Foundation survey found nearly half of high-school students were willing to let the government censor news. "If our next generation grows up without having an appreciation of their First Amendment rights, that has scary implications," Upthegrove said. He said he rejects that "people should be denied their First Amendment rights because they are young," but he expects some will disagree. One group eyeing the proposal 1s the Washington Association of School Administrators. Executive Director Gary Kipp said school papers are "not designed to be a public forum." If students want to voice their

opinions without restraints, he suggests they turn to outlets such as blogs and Web sites. "There are lots of opportunities that kids have in school to express whatever they want," Kipp said. Washington State University student Brian Schraum said that kind of logic reinforces the notion that the First Amendment doesn't matter. Schraum brought the issue to Upthegrove's attention after learning that student journalists such as himself do not have the same rights as their counterparts in the working world. He ran up against the issue when the student government at his former school, Green River Community College, rejected a push for full freedom of the press.



College digitizing Pearl Harbor stories By Colleen Paroli THE TELESCOPE

Palomar College is helping to preserve the stories of 25,000 Pearl Harbor survivors by converting handwritten accounts into electronic documents. "Somebody's got to tell the story," said Jim Evans, 82, a retired Marine who is secretary of the Pearl Harbor

Survivors Association and the recipient of two Purple Hearts. Evans said there are 19,000 membership applications still to be processed, all of which include the applicants' handwritten recollection of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. Palomar History Professor Linda Dudik said she met Evans late last summer when he asked for help to alphabet-


Secretary of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Jim Evans at Palomar's Veterans Memorial. Evans is working with Palomar College to digitize handwritten accounts of survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.

ize and digitize the applications. delighted that "I am Palomar can help in this way," Dudik said. She said College President Robert Deegan was immediately supportive ofthe idea and he asked Dudik and Evans to get a cost and time estimate from the Graphics Department. The cost was estimated at $5,000, and the time was estimated at a few years. Dudik said the president's office is paying for it. "It's is a massive undertaking," Dudik said. "It won't be done quickly, but we're on the road." Evans recalled one story from the files. "Aboard ship, a bunch of mess cooks were out peeling potatoes on deck when the Japanese attack planes flew over," he said. "The cooks didn't have any firearms so they threw potatoes at the Japanese planes. They were fighting back with what they had and if it was potatoes, it was potatoes. At least they were doing something. It was what they were trained to do was fight, and if all they had handy was potatoes, they used them, although I don't think they hit anything." Ken Dodson, supervisor of print services at Palomar, said they will use an OCE copy/printer with software that allows the use of a scanning feature to create the recollec-

tion files. The machine scans both sides of a document and creates a PDF. "We are taking an original document that's 60 years old and making it an electronic document," Dodson said. Well-preserved documents can be fed into the machine faster than timeworn, fragile documents, which must be scanned one at a time. Dodson said it will be a time-consuming process. All the files will be burned to CDs that will be sent to the Library of Congress, the Navy Museum and other libraries, Evans said. Eventually, the stories will be put on a Web site so family members can have access to them, Dodson said. "At some point, someone has to have this available, and what greater way to do that than this," Evans said. "At least you have about 20,000 stories of people that were actually physically there." Evans said the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association started

in 1958 when survivors of Pearl Harbor met at a restaurant. Today there are 198 chapters including chapters in Alaska and Hawaii. "Most of the survivors are now in their mid-80s," Evans said. Evans' wife Jeanie is also working with the project. "They want to know more about this person, but we can't tell them because they were never a member, but we do have records that show they were there and where they were buried," Jeanie Evans said. The couple have been working for more than two years to organize 25,000 stories of Pearl Harbor survivors. "The recollections can show at least what one person did out of one day of their life," Jim Evans said. Jim and Jeanie Evans need volunteers to help them alphabetize 19,000 files. Anyone interested in volunteering can call Jim or Jeanie Evans at (760) 727-9027.

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Valentine's Day is always a good time to watch some quality romantic movies with a significant other. These movies are guaranteed to set the mood for love, which is what Valentine's Day is about, after all.

First is "The Notebook," a big-screen version of Nicholas Sparks' novel. The movie, which is set in the 1940s, tells the story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton (played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams), two people from different backgrounds ,---------. who fall in love one summer but are quickly separated due to Hamilton's parents' disapproval of the relationship. Over the years, the two young lovers face many trials on their way back to one another, including war, separation and other loves. "The Notebook" is an emotion-

Next on the list is "The Wedding Singer," starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore . Set in the 1980s, Sandler plays Robbie Hart, an in-demand wedding singer in New Jersey. He In "Garden State," Zach gets dumped Braff plays Andrew by his own Largeman, a struggling fiancee and career actor so dependent on anti- his depressants, he is entirely numbed. seems to be Upon hearing of his mother's death, close to over he heads home to New Jersey for the as he ruins every wedding he is hired first time in nine years and decides to sing at. Then he meets Julia (Barrymore), to leave his pills in Los Angeles. His visit home is an awakening, filled a good-hearted waitress whom he with leftover situations from the life inst antly falls for. The only problem is that Julia is engaged to someone he left else. Can Hart stop Julia's wedding behind. He and save his own career? Go watch it also meets to find out. Sam, played by Natalie Portman, who opens him up to the world and is the "Love Actually" is a hilarperfect antidote to his problems. ious, romantic comedy that "Garden State" tells a quirky love is all about love. The movie story about two people who are comfollows a number of people pletely different, but come together in an unexpected way. Plus, the from the british prime minister to a novelist to an soundtrack is amazing. aging rock star. The characters are caught in situations where love

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has found its way into their lives. Although the characters are noticeably different, they are united in the fact that love is all around them.

The movie "Chocolat" is a captivating film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Binoche plays Vianne, a chocolatier who moves to a traditional, religious town in France with her young daughter, Anouk, to open a chocolate shop. The only problem is she does it in the middle of Lent. Vianne and Anouk cause fear in the townspeople, especially the mayor, because of their free- spirited ways. However, most of the townspeople soon begin to warm to the duo, and Vianne is able to help others through her chocolate and her kindness. . She also finds love along the path with an unexpected, disapproved visitor named Roux, played by Depp. "Chocolat" is about finding love, happiness and being unafraid to live a life of passion and excitement.

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A man once thought a urinal was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. He bought the urinal and wrote "R.Mutt." It was considered art. To some it was offensive and ridiculous, but to others it was art. Colin Whitbread, an Oceanside artist and Arklite gallery owner, said he thought it was incredible art. "For me, it's whatever makes me feel, it's captivating," Whitbread said. The urinal is an example of found art, which modifies everyday objects that are considered mundane because of their utilitarian functions. ''You put it out there for people to understand it," Whitbread said. He said he creates politically driven art and when he creates found art his politics are often exposed. Whitbread said he translates life into an art expression. He said his most common style is satire. He added that city life and living during a time of war influence his art. "Real artists want to see your soul," Whitbread said. He said making art is a form of meditation for him. "Life inspires me to work out these weird, evil, city things," he added. Whitbread is considered a modern artist. Modern art is a form where it is not important to represent a subject realistically. "You're still intrigued to see what it is," said Adele Arce, a Palomar psychology student. His art includes an oil and acrylic canvas painting of Fidel Castro, a detailed portrait depicting President Bush as an Arab boy in the desert, a black and white of Johnny Cash and a

photo-inspired painting of two children. "His use of real bold colors gives the portraits a feeling of surrealism," said Adam Palladino, a Palomar sociology student. "He's a good artist." Arce said she is also fascinated with Whitbread's black and white surreal cityscapes of Babylon. "I liked that it's black and white. It brought out his idea," she said. Whitbread has been creating art since he was a young boy. He said he was first captivated by comic books. "I was fascinated with the way they could draw the movement," Whitbread said. He would sit and copy the characters and that was how he became interested in art. Whitbread started out by copying comic books and it taught him how to draw. He later added his imagination and practicing has made him what he is now, he said. "My imagination is my greatest asset," Whitbread said. He said he was also inspired by a college professor who told him art was something you're just going to go about and do. Whitbread said he realized people can't contemplate what they're going to create before they create it, they just do it. The realization empowered him to go home and throw out his television and video games, he said. He said he realized people waste time with "those things." Whitbread said he would like to begin a mentoring program specializing in art for children in Oceanside. He said Oceanside has many "real artists." "I don't know what will become of me, but if I can put the right kind of juice into that kid's head, he might be the one to make it," Whitbread said. He said he is figuring things out as he goes. The one thing he said he figured out is his current place in life. Salvador Dali has been a great influence on Whitbread's life, he said. Dali's art is magical, Whitbread said. Whitbread said Dali's words -


Artist Colin Whitbread and his art showcased at the Hills Street Coffee House in Oceanside.

"Painter, it is better to be rich than poor so learn how to make gold and jewels come out your paint brushes" have really stuck with him. Whitbread said he wants to keep making "real art." "I'm not too concerned with selling my painting... I don't want to sell myself out," he said. The ownership ofArklite has provided him with a place to display his art along with the works of other local

artists. His past show exhibited art from 20 local artists, including tattoo artists, graphic artists, photographers, students and graphic illustrators. Whitbread said he is always looking for new artists. "I'm looking for the best of the best," he said. His next show will be Feb. 23. For information, call (760) 277-3156. It is located at 1105 South Coast Highway, Oceanside.



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College students who illegally download music and movies have been sued. They've had Internet access shut off or threatened, and they've been warned to never do it again. But the threat of a letter in a permanent file doesn't hold as much sway as it used to. Complaints of copyright violations remain steady at campuses across California - even going up in some cases. "As far as illegal goes, it's not really a concern for most people - it's like buckling up or not buckling up," said Meghan Moyle, 20, a UC Davis student from Reno. The culture of downloading music without paying for it is so pervasive that twothirds of college students say they don't care if the music is copyrighted, according to a 2006 study by the University of Richmond law school. The study concludes that the "confrontational approach" is not working. Moyle said she has paid for about 60 percent of the music on her iPod. The rest of the tunes came from friends. ''You don't know who got it first," said Rex Pham, 21, a UC Davis student from San Jose, who estimates 70 percent of his music was passed along by friends or online forums. Super-fast Internet connections in the freshman dorms at Davis made it even easier to share music, Pham said. "It takes a second to send a song. It takes three minutes to get a whole album," he said. Amanda Morgan, 20, a UC Davis student from Sacramento, recalled how dorm residents swapped music by setting up file-sharing programs on internal dorm networks dubbed "our'funes," a play off of Apple's i'funes. "It's very easy to stay under the radar," she said. For now, the kids may have a leg up on the adults. But the media industry takes copyrights seriously. Record companies, movie studios and video game companies routinely scan the Internet for their stolen wares and send complaints of alleged copyright violations to universities. Federal law requires universities to cut off Internet access of students who get caught for repeatedly downloading and passing along copyrighted material. University of California campuses received more than 1,500 notices last year. California State University, with fewer students living in dorms, draws at least 700 copyright violation notices per year.

UC Davis fielded 310 complaints in the 2005-06 school year and projects more than 400 this year. ''We're on track to shatter the record," said Jan Carmikle, an attorney and former programmer who oversees copyright issues for UC Davis. University and industry officials said the number of copyright violations could reflect more aggressive monitoring. However, no one thinks that illegal downloading is dropping off. "This isn't a situation that's going to change overnight," said Rich Taylor, a spokesman for the Motion Picture Association

of America. He said there's still a naive sense of invincibility that students won't get caught. "The good news is that we see a very low rate of recidivism when folks are caught the first time," he said. Nearly all complaints are resolved with a warning to students, UC and CSU officials said. In 2005, four unnamed UC Davis students were snared in a copyright lawsuit by the music industry, accused of copying and distributing songs from the Smashing Pumpkins to Smash Mouth. Songs by Eminem, Ja Rule, Linkin Park

â&#x20AC;˘ ENROLLMENT: Numbers increase across state CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Enrollment of full-time equivalent students was up 2 percent. FTES is calculated by determining the number of students in credit classes if each student were taking 15 units. There were 26,707 students enrolled on Jan. 29, the date when Palomar records the first in a series of enrollment numbers submitted to the state to determine the college's funding. Community colleges receive state funding in proportion to their enrollment numbers. Deegan said the college is accommodating students well this semester. He said returning students are savvier about finding parking, and that many bought parking permits early, shortening lines at cashiers offices during the beginning of the semester. "Right now, it's going well," Deegan said. Student Uriel Perez said the

parking lots are crowded. He said he uses Lot 12 to find parking. "It takes me like 15, 20 minutes sometimes," he said. Administrators said the reduction in tuition from $26 to $20 per unit, effective this semester, contributed to the increased enrollment. Director of Enrollment Services Herman Lee said community colleges statewide were reporting increased enrollment. Lee said the other principal contributor to the increased enrollment is the increased class sections offered at Palomar this semester. Lee said this year is the best of the last three years for enrollment at Palomar. He said there was a 1 or 2 percent increase in previous years whereas this year the increase is around 4 or 5 percent. "This year is very positive for

Palomar," Lee said. "Enrollmentwise, it's one of the better years we've seen." Last semester, an all-time record was set for headcount enrollment at Palomar. Lee said that record could be broken this semester as the total enrollment is higher now than at the same time last semester. ''We're just a little behind on the credit side," Lee said. He said spring enrollments are usually lower than fall enrollments. Lee said he didn't expect enrollment numbers for semester-length classes to change much, but that he expected total enrollment to go up. "I expect it to go up when we start the second fast track session," he said. Fast track classes are condensed eight-week classes, two series of which are run during the semester.

and Usher also were spotted by the recording industry's Internet watchers - even some oldies by Pink Floyd and the Eagles. The claims against the UC Davis students were dropped a few months later, after the students presumably settled for several thousand dollars, campus officials said. "They were very frightened," said Jeanne Wilson, director of student judicial affairs at UC Davis. Kenneth C. Green, a visiting scholar at Claremont Graduate University who studies campus computing issues, said the targeting of students as "digital pirates" is misplaced. College dorms used to be one of the few places with high-speed Internet, but now millions of households can just as easily swipe music and movies through broadband connections provided by cable and telephone providers, he said. "This effort to constantly villainize college students as the only culprits is just off the mark," Green said. But college administrators remain under pressure. Faced with waves of increasingly Web-savvy students, they continue to ratchet up information campaigns about campus-downloading policies. And they've brokered deals with legitimate downloading services that offer free music to students. UC Davis and California State University, Sacramento, partnered with the Cdigix downloading service last fall and are beginning to make it available. Students can download music to a computer for free but not to a portable device like an iPod without paying for it. Movies and TV shows are not included. The California Research and Education Network, the state's fiber optic backbone for K-12 schools, community colleges and public universities, also made deals late last year with Cdigix and Ruckus to encourage legal downloading, said Janis Cortese, a spokeswoman for the network. "The best way for us to address the issue is to redirect students' behavior," said Kris Hafuer, a technology official at University of California system headquarters in Oakland. But legal downloading services haven't kept up with students' interests and demands, Hafner said. At campuses such as UCLA, which has subscribed to Cdigix and another service called Mindawn for nearly a year, complaints for copyright violations are up. "We're interested in knowing how we can provide services to our students that are more attractive," Hafner said. ''We're kind of throwing the ball in (their) court."

Students accepted by incorrect e-mail By Jane Stancill MCT NEWS SERVICE

About 2,700 students who applied to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill got good news this week they had been accepted for the coming school year. The news was wrong. The message began, "Congratulations again on your admission to the university." The admissions staff spent the better part of Jan. 24 notifying students and high school guidance counselors of th e error. "It's such a hard feeling to know we let these students down ," said Steve Farmer, assistant provost and director of undergraduate admissions. Admissions officials will

develop controls to prevent such a mistake in the future, said Farmer, who added that the mishap will have no bearing on admissions decisions. About 500 students who got the erroneous e-mail received an apology by e-mail within two hours Jan. 23. When staff members discovered the next day that the wrong message had gone out to about 2, 700 students, they sent apologies and explanations to all students waiting for an answer. The university set up a special e-mail box to hear concerns and complaints and had received mor e than 200 e-mail messages and calls, Farmer said. He added that students were gracious about the error.



Comet tackle seeks second chance decreased. "Oregon State is waiting on my surgery outcome," said Smiley, who was also being scouted by Iowa State, Arizona State and San Diego head coach Joe Early said of State. "If the doctor gives me By John Scafetta the news. "My first concern the OK that I will fully recovTilE TELESCOPE was for his safety and the sec- er, then they will go ahead It can end so quickly. Just ond was 'how the heck did and honor that scholarship. If when a dream is nearly that happen? He's been a big his findings come back negaaccomplished, in a matter of part of what we have done and tive, then I probably won't be seconds it can be reduced to a the success we have had, par- able to get that scholarship." mere memory. ticularly this year. He doesn't Early said that New Mexico On Dec. 9, the unthinkable come from the greatest of head coach Rocky Long has happefied to former Palomar environments or backgrounds told Smiley that the universioffensive tackle Una Smiley. and he's trying to make him- ty will still honor his scholarFive bullets struck both of his self a better student and per- ship, along with his medical legs, two in his left and three son. Hopefully that opportuni- expenses, even if he is unable in his right, leaving him pow- ty isn't lost on this unfortu- to continue his football career. erless. nate incident." "They obviously want a foot"I'm feeling OK," said Erminio Gonzalez, the man ball player," Smiley, 20, said. Smiley, nearly two months who allegedly fired what "Before I got shot I had a lot of after the tragedy. "My left leg Smiley recalls as 15 to 20 gun- schools calling, but ever since is doing fine, my wounds are shots in the direction of him I got shot I've gotten no phone all healed up and my right leg and the passenger side of calls back. I'm pretty much is healed up also. I still have Cardenas' SUV, was arrested assuming everyone thinks my no movement in my (right) Dec. 22 for the shooting. He football playing days are foot. My nerves are still dam- was later charged with aggra- over." aged and I'm waiting on a sur- vated battery with a deadly Though Smiley's thoughts gery date." weapon and aggravated are clearly set on recuperatThe J.C. Grid-Wire second assault with a deadly weapon. ing, he said he still can't shake team All-American was shot ''He (the doctor) specifically the moment the first shot was during a University of New told me even with surgery, fired in his direction. Mexico recruiting trip outside with extensive damage to the "First thing that went of an Albuquerque strip club. nerve, that it may take six through my mind was 'Thank Smiley was accompanied by months (to recover). ft may God I'm still breathing and three Lobos football players, also take a year or it may not everyone in the car is still Justin Clayton, Michael come back at all," said Smiley, breathing,"' Smiley said. "I Tuhoy and former Palomar who is finally walking without looked in the back seat and tight end Clayton Cardenas. the help of crutches. "He said everyone was screaming. As the four exited the club, nerves are unpredictable to That's when I felt my legs, they headed to the parking lot work with, so right now I'm a then I looked at my hands and and later got into an argu- sitting duck. I'm kind of hop- they were wet. I thought, ment with two men and two ing that one day it will just 'Why are my hands wet?"' women. Smiley stressed he come back." When Smiley realized what was not involved in the conWith recovery still in ques- had transpired, his attention frontation. tion, the number of universi- went directly back to the "Like anyone else I was ties willing to take the chance game he loves. shocked," Palomar football on Smiley has considerably "I looked at my hands and .---------------------------------.

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IN BRIEF Comets softball team drops the ball in Arizona The Comets traveled to Yuma, Ariz. for the Great Western Shootout Feb. 2-3. Under new head coach Scia Maumausolo, Palomar dropped all four games to out-of-state opponents. On Feb.2 the Comets fell to Mesa (Ariz.) 5-3, and host-team Arizona Western 4-1. The same results ensued Feb. 3, as Palomar was shut out by Phoenix


sports CALENDAR • Softball Cerritos at Palomar- 3 p.m. • Baseball Orange Coast at Palomar- 2 p.m. • Women's Tennis Palomar at Cypress - 2 p.m. • Men's Tennis Cypress at Palomar- 2 p.m.

College 7-0 and dropped a game to Community College of Southern Nevada 6-3.

Palomar men's basketball hangs tough with victory The Palomar men's basketball team (15-10, 9-3) defeated Grossmont 85-76 Jan. 27. Dwayne Davis led the Comets with 22 points and five assists, as Palomar remained tied for second place in conference with two regular season games remaining. Uros Vukovich gathered a doubledouble with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

• Baseball Palomar at MI. San Antonio -2p.m. • Softball Palomar at MI. San Antonio -3p.m. • Women's Basketball Palomar at San Diego City -7p.m. • Men's Basketball Cuyamaca at Palomar 7p.m.


Former Palomar offensive tackle, Una Smiley, stretches during a practice last season. After being shot on a recruiting trip, Smiley is hoping that surgery on his right foot will allow him to continue his football career. It was only two months ago there was blood," Smiley said. that Long had touted Smiley "I opened my car door, I tried as an NFL prospect, according to get out to walk and I colto the Albuquerque Tribune. lapsed. I got a burning sensa"Nobody thought I was tion in my legs. I couldn't going to make it out of the move them, so I thought I was going to be paralyzed. That's projects (in Hawaii) and go to when I found out that both school in the first place, let legs got shot. I was on the alone college, let alone becomground crying and I thought ing an All-American football player," said Smiley, who was 'My career is probably done."' also named a first team The three Lobos players Mission Conference player for were suspended for one game (the New Mexico Bowl), but it the 2006 season. "I'm pretty was Smiley who is now forced sure I have proved enough to deal with the possibility of people wrong." Now that Smiley is on the never playing football again. "Life for me sucks right road to recovery, he hopes now," Smiley said. "If I can't that his football playing days play ball, my life is done. are not over. ''You have no idea how badly That's my life, that's my want to recover," Smiley I dream ever since I was a little kid. I was finally living up to stressed. "You don't know how my dream and I had opportu- bad I want to get back in the nities. Now I have no say. Now weight room and get back out I can't do anything to fulfill my on the football field and run. I dreams. It's not in my hands feel I have to play the hand anymore." that I was dealt."

Women's basketball moves into second The Palomar women's basketball team took over second place in the Pacific Coast Conference with an 8561 victory over Southwestern Feb. 3. Palomar (18-10, 6-2) had five players in double figures, with Sabrina Gonzalez leading all scorers with 22 points and six assists.

Men's golf starts season strong The Palomar golf squad began the 2007 season placing fifth out of 19 teams in the Victor Valley Best Ball Tournament.

• Softball Palomar at Santa Ana - 1 p.m. • Baseball Comet Invitational Tournament (Cerro Coso, Mt. San Antonio and L.A. Pierce)- 2115·2117 TBA • Women's Tennis Palomar at Orange Coast- 2 p.m. • Women's Tennis Orange Coast at Palomar- 2 p.m.

Thomas Chu and Kyle Inman shot a 67, while Blake Humphrey and Marshall Thompson garnered a 70 for the Comets.

Comet football players move on Palomar football tight end Kevin Small and punter Jake Harry both committed to respective four-year universities. Small committed to the University of Idaho, and will sign Feb. 13. Harry has accepted a full scholarship to the University of Missouri and will transfer after the current spring semester. • Softball College of the Desert at Palomar 12 p.m. • Women's Basketball Palomar at Grossmont- 7 p.m. • Men's Basketball Southwestern at Palomar- 5 p.m.



• Softball Mt. San Antonio Tournament (DH) TBA

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By John Scafetta

baseball and we need to put ourselves in a situation where we can't put the game in the There has always been a loveumpire's hands." hate relationship with umpires McLaughlin's troubles began and the players they govern. The shortly after relieving Ronnie men in blue either get the call Loefller, who tossed an inning right or completely botch it. and a third of scoreless The latter part is ball. GAME ONE what had many Palomar baseball PIRATES 1 McLaughlin began players disgruntled in COMETS the inning quickly, retir7 GAME TWO ing the first batter but the final game of the Palomesa Tournament gave up a single to Feb. 3 at Meyers Field. PIRATES 3 shortstop Jerry Palomar (2-3) split a COMETS 1 Madueno in the followmorning-afternoon ing at-bat. doubleheader with Ventura McLaughlin then attempted to College, winning the first game pick off Madueno, but overthrew 7-2, but dropping the second 3-2. first baseman Adam Pickens, Controversy which led to a reared its Solis RBI douunsightly head in ble to tie the the top of the game at two. eighth in game .-..1..._ VS.~ "We've been two, when ~...,. ~ working on Pirates' leftfielder ~ ~ ':"__.! going over the Nick Reitz failed ~ t o p , " McL a u g h l i n to check his swing Who: Orange Coast CoUege on a two-strike said of his pickpitch in the dirt. What: Non-conference game off move. "My Instead of calling When: 2p.m., Feb.l3 mind went crazy and I just strike three, the Where: Palomar basebaD field home plate At stake: The Comets will continue threw it away. umpire dubbed tlleir non-conference schedule facing We played real the pitch a ball. Orange Coast Palomar split tile season well, it was just As the decision series last year with tile Pirates, dropa couple close calls and I came about, ping tile first matchup 6-5 and winning Comets catcher tile second 4-2. ended up losing Zane Chavez the game for us. caught Junior It was interferSolis, the runner on third trailence, but it shouldn't have been a ing off the base. Chavez factor because we struck him attempted to run Solis down, but out." pitcher James McLaughlin (1-1) Palomar took their only lead of was called for interference for the day in the bottom of the fifth, being in the path of the runner. as centerfielder Eric Rodriguez The third base umpire awarded (1-for-2, RBI) laced a double past Solis home, giving Ventura the Ventura's first baseman Diego lead and the eventual victory. Larios to give the Comets a 2-1 "It was interference, but it lead. The extra-base hit was the shouldn't have even got that only hit with runners in scoring far," head coach Buck Taylor position for Palomar, which proved costly in the end. said. "He (the umpire) should have banged him out, but that's "It's baseball - that's what



Joe Cates delivers apitch in a 7-2 victory over Ventura in game one of a doubleheader at Meyers Field. Cates went five innings, giving up one run on four hits. Palomar dropped the second game 3-2.

happens," Rodriguez said of the Comets' lack of offensive production. "We came out flat in the second game. We should have won, but the calls didn't go our way." Palomar left eight runners on base, with six of those left in scoring position. Despite the lack of timely hitting, the Comets were able to gather seven hits, with second baseman Tim Deering and shortstop Ricky Imperiali each collecting two hits. "It was just missed opportunities," said Taylor ofthe loss. "We put ourselves in a position to win, and we're just not getting the big, two-out hit. We had opportunities all game and we didn't get it done."

The controversial call overshadowed a strong performance by freshman pitcher Michael Cruz. The right-hander threw five and two-third innings of four-hit ball while giving up only one earned run and striking out three. "The starting pitching and defense have been lights out," Taylor said. "I think we've made two errors in five games and I'm very happy with that." The first game of the twin bill, which was a make-up from a rainout, saw the Comets click on all cylinders. Starting pitcher Joe Cates, a 30th round pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft,

threw five innings, giving up one run on four hits. Cates (10) made his first start since coming off an arm injury last March. Rightfielder Joey Fandel led the Comets offensively, going 3-for-5 with two RBis. "The last two days our bullpen's been great," said Taylor, whose pitching staff tallied 12 strikeouts in a 2-1 extra inning loss to Cerritos Feb. 2 in the first day of the tournament. "Our bullpen has definitely improved and our starting pitching has improved, but I'm not going to throw guys out there for seven or eight innings right now. It's a marathon, not a sprint."

Palomar softball expects to carry on past traditions By Kristina Moreno

leaving behind a record of 1,040-266-7. Eldridge coached Palomar softball for 29 years. It was business as usual for the Although Maumausolo has big shoes Palomar softball team two weeks ago as to fill, she is optimistic. the women gathered on the field for "I have a great outlook on this year their daily practice, preparing for their and the team's capability," Maumausolo first non-conference said. "The potential is game of the season definitely there." against Saddleback UP NEXT A new coach is not the College. Despite the only change the Comets recent cold weather, face this year, going from the players were gatha team of 25 players last ered on the field with year to only 11 players. high spirits. J erica Faasua, team After finishing last Who: Cerritos Colege captain and outfielder, year with their 21st expressed her concern What: Non-conference game consecutive Pacific about the shortage. Coast Conference When: 3 p.m., Feb.13 "We really don't have a championship, the Where: Palomar softbal field pitcher this year," Faasua Comets are undeniably At stake: After alaclduster start to said. "They all transunder pressure to keep the 2007 season, tile Comets wiD look to ferred after last season. the winning streak get back on track in tile only meeting We went from like 25 going. However, with against Cerritos this season. girls to only 11 and you the many changes only have nine girls on being brought to the team, the 11 play- the field at once, so basically everyone is ers on this year's roster will have some on the starting line-up." hurdles to conquer. "I will say we are definitely having a The new season brings many changes lot more fun this year," Faasua said. for the Comets. Former assistant coach "We are a lot closer this season." Scia Maumausolo will take over as head For now, Sipa Lee-Noa, a returning coach. Maumausolo, who's Comet team sophomore and one of the three team began the season 0-4, is in her fourth captains this year, is filling in as pitchyear coaching at Palomar and played at er. Cal State Northridge. She is also a forThe Comets lost PCC-Player of the mer professional softball player for the Year Melissa Lerna and first-team PCC Florida Wahoos. pitcher Janielle Nickels. Mark Eldridge, former head coach for There are only six returning sophothe Comets, announced his retirement mores on this year's roster - the other following the end of the 2006 season, five are freshman. Nikki Jamie, one of THE TELESCOPE


Scia Maumausolo, right, will be the first new softball head coach in 29 years, taking over for Mark Eldridge.

the freshmen, said she has been looking forward to playing softball at Palomar for a long time. "I grew up in San Marcos and have watched Palomar softball grow," Jamie said. "I really wanted to be apart of it." Of the returning Comets, Gina-Lee Davis, a captain this year, said Palomar

has a lot more pressure as a team compared to last year. "This team has a lot of heart," Davis said. "We definitely have a lot of challenges to overcome, but I think we can do it. I just hope we can go for the 22nd championship this year. I definitely wouldn't want to be a part of breaking that streak."

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Former ESPN radio host Jon Chelesnik guides aspiring sports broadcasters in his weekly broadcasting class. Enrolled students receive advice in talk show hosting, play-by-play, anchoring and producing.

â&#x20AC;˘ Jon thelesnik, 11 former ESPN IJ11dio host, is te11ehing sports his bro11dtt1sting skills to Pt1/omt1r students two-year player for the Wildcats. Mter realizing basketball would not turn into a career, he decided to focus on studying radio and television. Jon Chelesnik is not good at math. "I wanted to think of another way to He doesn't know how to change the oil get paid to go to games," Chelesnik in his car. He can't even cook. All that said. "Being a sportscaster seemed to be Chelesnik knows in life is sports and he the best thing for me." has found success in the broadcasting The first job Chelesnik got after colbusiness. lege was in a small Kansas town. Mter his tenure as an ESPN Radio During his time there however, San host, he has turned his life long passion Diego frequently was on his mind. into a hands-on course at Palomar. Chelesnik thought about his home and a potential job at what was then know as XTRA Sports Radio 690 and finally decided to go home after three years. While working at XTRA Sports Radio he received an opportunity to audition for ESPN Radio. He said the audition for ESPN was not as nerve wracking as one would think because as Chelesnik puts it, he already had a job and experience to fall back on. "I still would have been gainfully employed," Chelesnik said [if he wasn't hired]. "The toughest part was staying awake for the show. It aired live between 2 and 6 a.m!" As Chelesnik started working at ESPN, he said he realized it wasn't as easy as some make it appear. "It was hard work," Chelesnik said. "But it was some of the most fun I have had in my career." Knowing that he had reached a certain area of the industry that few would ever get to, he said he would refer to a small note everyday reminding him not to take his job for granted. The note read "Working for ESPN is a privilege. Never take it for granted." The hand-written note, which was placed in a thick three-ring binder, reminded him never to give less than his best. "To this day, I look back and I wonder how in the world did I end up on ESPN Radio," Chelesnik said. "I didn't want to screw it up, because the easiest way to screw something up is to take it for JERRY HOLLIE I THE TELESCOPE granted. So I wrote a note that I saw RTV 197 student Brian Cooley displays skills learned from former ESPN radio host Jon Chelesnik on Palomar's every night before I went on the air." weekly sports show "The Starting Lineup." The show can be heard on the campus radio station, 1320 KKSM AM. Mter working at ESPN, the NFL

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Growing up, Chelesnik's life revolved around sports. It was the only thing he knew. He said he would watch games on television every chance he had, listening to legendary announcers along the way. Chelesnik grew up in Del Mar and attended Torrey Pines High where he took part in baseball, football and basketball. His love and skills in basketball landed him at Kansas State, where he was a

Network and after offering his voice as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Arena Football League and the International Basketball League, Chelesnik's career continued. Among his accomplishments, he has also started the company Sportscasting Talent Agency of America (STAA), where he helps prospective sportscasters find jobs all across the country. Many of his clients have gone on to successful careers in the NBA and other professional sports. Chelesnik has since decided to bring his expertise in sports broadcasting to Palomar. The course he teaches is Radio and Television 197, which gives students hands-on experience doing live broadcasts of Palomar football, basketball and baseball games. Students also get the opportunity to host the weekly radio talk show, "The Starting Lineup," which airs Thursday nights at 6 p.m on 1320 KKSM AM. "It's nothing like an English class," RTV 197 student Jason Golden said. "You are getting real job experience. It's real unique and fun - that's for sure." Chelesnik said he is very excited about the direction STAA is headed, and even more excited about being able to teach aspiring sports broadcasters. "He is always challenging us to do more than we think we are capable of doing," KKSM Sports Director Bryan Hilton said. "Oftentimes it seems he has more confidence in our abilities than we do. I think that speaks well for his teaching style and the way he handles the class." Chelesnik said he appreciates the opportunity to transfer his success to aspiring broadcasters. "I thought 'wow!,' if! could share with young broadcasters everything learned from my mistakes alone, then I can help accelerate their career," Chelesnik said. "Plus, all the positive things I learned to throw on top of that." Chelesnik has brought his experience and words of wisdom to create a program rare in other schools, Radio and Television 197 - or in other words ESPN 101.


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To be great at a sport can take sheer determination and in some cases, a lifetime of hard work. Then there are those instances where someone is just born with what it takes to play and become effective at a high level. Such is the case ofUros Vukovich. At 6 foot 7 and 220 pounds, he is a legitimate force on the court. His play on the court makes it hard to believe that Vukovich didn't play an ounce of organized basketball before coming to Palomar in 2005. "(His skills) are not really perfect, but he makes up for it everyday in practice by playing hard," said head coach John 0' Neill. "He does have some skills but they are not polished." Vukovich was born in Sibenik, Croatia in 1979. His first sport was soccer, but shortly after moving to the United States in 1988, he met fellow Comet Kris Petrovic who introduced him to the sport of basketball. ''We started playing in (recreation) leagues together," Petrovic said. "I was planning on playing last year and told him to come with me and try out. Ever since then, he's been playing." Vukovich said he came in knowing he wasn't at the same level as everyone else, but all that did was make him work harder. "(His work ethic) It's the best there is," O'Neill said. "He lifts everyday on his own. He practices hard. He just works on his game all the time." In 21 games this year, Vukovich is averaging 1.3 blocks, 5.3 rebounds, a

.727 free throw percentage, and a .524 field goal percentage, all stats putting him on the Pacific Coast Conference leader board. "I always feel I can play better," said Vukovich, a two-year starter for Palomar. "I don't feel I have played to my full potential. I try not to be satisfied with where I'm at, because if you're satisfied there is really nowhere to grow

and get better." At times the lack of experience is made evident through his play. "He's like a wild mustang," said assistant coach Brad Hollingsworth. "You don't know where he's going to go, what he is going to do, or where the ball is going to go. But you know he is either going to make the play or apologize for screwing it up."


Uros Vukovich (No. 32), a two-year starter for the Palomar basketball team, has been a key player for the Comets averaging 1.3 blocks and 5.3 rebounds per game.

At the same time, Vukovich is not one to rest on a bad play and said he always tries to end on a good note. "He will find a way to be positive after everything he does," Hollingsworth said. "If he makes a mistake he wants to go out and make three good plays right after." His competitiveness is matched only by his selflessness and consideration for his team. "We're really tight about everything," Vukovich said of his Comet teammates. "We always try to be there for each other. You're not going to be great every single night and that's when your teammates have to pick you up." Vukovich said he has a strong connection with all his teammates, but his connection is strongest with one especially - his lifelong friend. "We love playing together," Petrovic said. "We'll speak Serbian on the court so that no one knows what we are talking about." Athletes are supposed to treat their bodies like a temple, but then again, Vukovich is an atypical athlete. "The guy eats 7-Eleven donuts ," Hollingsworth said. "Then wonders why he is so tired during practice." "I'm all about the junk food," Vukovich said. "It gets me focused. I wake up and the first thing I do is go to 7-Eleven. It's a good way to start the day off." Vukovich makes up for his food faux pas on the court. "When you're talking to him, you know it's going to be a little funny and a little frustrating," Hollingsworth said. "But at the end of the day, you will realize that the guy gave everything he had. His heart, his soul, everything to the game."

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