VOLUME 126 • NUMBER 5
SPARTAN DAILY Serving San Jose State University since 1934
THURSDAY • FEBRUARY 2, 2006
Opposing Views: Reasons to go online on Friday:
• The Spartan Daily’s ‘nonexperts’ make their Super Bowl picks
Should Americans have the • The Lion King dazzles San Jose audiences
right to assisted suicide? • SJSU tennis serves up against Nevada
Opinion, Page 2 • Nightlife profile: Sofa Lounge
• Drink of the Week 65 ° F 50 ° F
Congress cuts Documenting life with disability, see page 4
President expected to sign
bill slashing federal loans
Michael Brady Parent Loans for
Undergraduate Students will also
Daily Staff Writer change in July from a variable in-
terest rate, currently 6.1 percent,
In a 216-214 vote the U.S. to a fixed rate of 8.5 percent.
House of Representatives ap- “I just have one kid in col-
proved Wednesday a $12.7 bil- lege now,” said Harry Tackwell,
lion cut in student loan funding a downtown facilities manager,
that is expected to be signed into “but I make too much money to
law by President Bush today. get grants or anything, so I’ve
The decrease in student fund- got a pretty big loan to pay back
ing is part of a $39 billion budget already.”
cut over five years in domestic When asked what the loan
spending. cuts would mean for the next
According to estimates from year, Tackwell said, softly, “It
the Congressional Budget Office, just means more.”
the average student nationwide Loan consolidation, because
would pay an additional $5,800 of the change to fixed rates, will
in interest over the life of their become much less attractive to
loan repayment. students when trying to set a re-
At San Jose State University, Daniel esch / Daily staff
payment plan after graduation.
43 percent of students “receive Consolidation will also add a 1
some form of financial aid in Valerie Kiadeh, a linguistics student at San Jose State University, looks at a photograph at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Joint
percent fee on the total amount Library Wednesday. “People With Disabilities in Our Community,” an exhibit by photographer Misako Akimoto, is on display in
grants, loans or scholarships,” of money to be consolidated after the library’s second-floor exhibit area through March 1.
said Colleen Brown, Director of the July law goes into effect. The
Financial Aid and Scholarships. new bill also prevents students
Spartan Shops looks to make up Earthquakes revenue
According to Brown, the from consolidating their loans
cuts will show up in three areas: while in school.
Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for “I see no financial reason
Undergraduate Students and loan to consolidate my loans after
consolidations. July,” said Magdalena Romero, By Evie Smith Spartan Shops has a contract with to keep any future events in the The idea of renovating Spartan
Stafford Loans, popular be- the California State University Stadium as “Athletic Only,” as mu- Stadium was explored by both
a Criminal justice major who
cause students don’t have to sub- Daily Staff Writer Board of Trustees to operate and sical acts are possible, but difficult Spartan Shops and MLS as a joint
hopes to graduate this May, “I’m
mit documentation of any need book the stadium. to execute. venture, but the endeavor was not
hoping to get my three loans con- With the loss of the San Jose financially feasible for either party,
to qualify for them, will change Spartan Stadium, built in 1933, “They (the Earthquakes) have
solidated this semester but am Earthquakes, Spartan Stadium according to Mimnaugh.
from a variable interest rate, cur- originally housed 4,000 spectators. been here for quite some time, we
too busy right now to even think stands to lose more then just a Spartan Shops stepped back af-
rently 4.7 percent, to a fixed rate The Stadium has been expanded to enjoyed staging their
about it.” Major League Soccer team. ter the renovation talks were put to
of 6.8 percent starting in July of hold 30,000 fans. events,” Mimnaugh said.
College freshmen and sopho- The soccer league announced an end as the Earthquakes entered
this year. Spartan Stadium had been the “Having them here helped im-
mores will be able to borrow Dec. 8 its intention to move the into talks with the San Jose City
“I’ve been putting in 50 hour home of the Earthquakes since the prove the stadium, we understand
more, graduate students will Earthquakes to Houston to give the Council involving a new soccer-
weeks at work to avoid taking 1997, and hosted the first MLS why they left.”
get access to Parent Loans for team the opportunity to play in their only stadium in the city.
out any Stafford loans,” said Jon soccer game. The Earthquakes will no longer
Undergraduate Students the first own stadium for the 2006 season. The MLS has expressed intent
Fillmore, a Business major grad- “They were gracious and won- bear that name but will become the
time and military personnel will Jerry Mimnaugh Executive derful professionals,” said Tom Houston 1836. to bring soccer back to San Jose as
uating this semester, “But I wor- get to defer loan repayment while Director of Spartan Shops was un- early as the 2007 season.
ry about graduate school this fall, Bowen Director of Athletics for In a letter left by MLS on
on active duty, according to the able to provide an estimate of fi- SJSU. “I’m very sad that they left.” the Earthquakes Web site, the Jim Young, Director of Public
I don’t see how I’m going to get language in the actual bill. nancial losses for the stadium. Relations for the Oakland A’s,
by without getting one. With the Earthquakes gone, Earthquakes’ name, logo and team
Brown acknowledges the ben- Anschutz Entertainment Group, Spartan Shops will have to play colors will be saved for a future ex- confirmed in an e-mail that Lewis
Fillmore said that the loan efits but adds that it will hurt stu- owner of the Earthquakes, had ex- Wolff, Managing Partner for the
question was just another diffi- host to new events in the stadium pansion team.
dent’s pocket books in the long pressed its discontent in a Dec. 15 Oakland Athletics Investment
to bring in lost revenue. According to Mimnaugh, MLS
culty, and not the main one. run. San Jose Mercury article, with the Group, has had discussions with
Mimnaugh said potential ap- had expressed the desire to place
“Loans need to be paid back, “Sure, freshmen and sopho- condition of Spartan Stadium and MLS commissioner Dan Garber
pearances from the international all of its teams in soccer-only ven- about acquiring the team in the
but they get paid back in the fu- mores get to borrow more, but with the team’s share of contribu- soccer market can be expected. ues operated by the league two to event that South Bay is given a
ture when I actually might have they have to pay back more too,” tions to Spartan Shops from con- Past events in the stadium have three years ago. MLS expansion franchise.
some money, right now the big said Brown. “Each school is go- cession sales and parking fees. included tractor pulls, truck races “They (MLS) weren’t unhap- As for now, any students needing
concern for me is tuition—it’s “Any excess revenue that was and such concerts as Lollapalooza py, they just matured,” Mimnaugh to get their soccer fix will have to
front-loaded and has to be paid generated went back into the ven- and Pearl Jam. said, referring to the growing pop- catch games on TV. The SJSU soc-
out of my pocket now.” SEE LOANS • PAGE 4 ue,” said Mimnaugh. He added that Mimnaugh expressed his desire ularity of the league. cer season doesn’t start until fall.
Former SJSU announcer, news anchor
Tea time ...
remembered for his voice and passion
By Andrew Torrez with the Spartans was on a
volunteer basis, according
Daily Staff Writer to Fan, who met Hayward
Don Hayward, former stadium announcer for “Don always made him-
the San Jose State University football team and self available for whatever
the “Voice of the Spartans” for 36 years, died on SJSU needed,” Fan said.
Saturday from brain cancer. “He would always make
Hayward, 72, left the Spartan Stadium announcer appearances at the team’s
position after the 2002 season. Before announcing awards banquets and
for the Spartans, Hayward worked at KNTV in San booster club events.”
Jose for 20 years. “He was very passion-
“(When he left) he really missed the opportunity ate about SJSU football
to announce for SJSU,” said Lawrence Fan, SJSU and cared deeply about
Sports Information Director. “Because of his health their ups and downs,” Fan said.
issues, he really couldn’t continue and he willingly Fan said he remembers Hayward being very ex-
stepped aside.” cited when the team played in the California Bowl in
Friends of Hayward say he was very humble and 1981 against The University of Toledo.
modest, and that he was devoted to the school and In 1998, the school recognized Hayward for 30
students. years of service as the stadium announcer.
“Don was a very generous and kind person,” said While announcing for the Spartans, Hayward
Clyde Lawrence, a retired advertising professor. came up with his own memorable catch phrases.
“Everyone knew him during his anchor days and According to Fan, if a player was running with
Zach Beecher / senior staff PhotograPher
his voice was so easily recognizable because it was the football and fell on his own, Hayward would an-
such a terrific voice,” Lawrence said. “But he was so
Brian Ng, center, sophomore majoring in communications helps make a thai tea drink for modest and I think it kind of surprised people.”
Amanda Sabolish (not pictured), a senior majoring in Art, Wednesday near the Student Union. Hayward’s time spent as the stadium announcer SEE HAYWARD • PAGE 5
THURSDAY • FEBRUARY 2, 2006
OPINION SPARTAN DAILY • 3
The 40th Super Bowl will be the ultimate reality show
around a television somewhere enjoying good food To get to the big game, the Steelers had to upset You Come,” or even MTV’s “Real Drunk and Stupid
It’s the ultimate in reality television. and a cold drink. the top three teams in their conference, including the World,” but the tension and drama is still there.
Participants from top colleges across the United For others, football is too boring and un- Indianapolis Colts who once flirted Consider Super Bowl III when the flamboyant
States, and a few in Canada, are pooled together to interesting to watch. Those of you who nor- with the most consecutive wins during “Broadway” Joe Namath guaranteed his Jets would
form 32 teams. mally find something else to watch whenever a year. win despite facing the Baltimore Colts who were
Each team battles in 16 grueling competitions over football comes on should make an exception Now on Sunday, on presumably heavily favored to win: They did it.
a period of 17 weeks. The tests of might and skill for once and watch the game. neutral ground in Detroit, the two Consider the Buffalo Bills who are the only team
prove to be too much for some, as a few fizzle out and In sports, viewers can find the ultimate teams will square off in a game where to go to the Super Bowl four consecutive times and
are cut by the team. Others succumb to the intense mixture of drama and action, with just a sub- progress is measured in yards and not win.
physical nature of each game and are injured — some tle hint of comedy. where one mistake can lose the game. So pick a team that looks good for whatever reason
are never able to return. Sure, it’s just a game where men try to Undoubtedly, the name of the superstar — the uniforms, the name, the looks of the athletes,
At the end of the 17 weeks, the 12 best teams enter pummel each other as they try to run a ball of this game will be put on a pedestal or the fact that one player is called “the Bus” — and
into a do-or-die tournament, culminating in the one across a field, but think about the story lines next to the legends of the game. root for it. Perhaps join a few friends and make a party
game to say they are the best the country has to offer. behind this “mere” game. CHEETO BARRERA It will be the battle of the “12th out of it.
On top of that, millions of people from across the First, you have the Seattle Seahawks — a Man” versus “the Bus;” it will be a Or hey, just watch the commercials made special
nation, and more yet around the world, will tune in to team that has dominated its conference and battle to the very end. for the big game.
see who chokes and who rises to the challenge. who had to break a 20-year winless playoff streak to True, the Bay Area teams are not represented in Just because it has the moniker of sport, doesn’t
This Sunday, we will see that final game. This get to the Super Bowl. Not only that, but they have this glory of games, but there is still plenty to cheer mean that football is inherently boring; anything can
Sunday, we will see… the Super Bowl. some of the loudest fans in all of football cheering about. happen in the Super Bowl.
That’s right, the Super Bowl. This Sunday is the them on, wreaking havoc on the opposing teams. The Steelers have a chance to win their fifth Super
40th rendition of the game where legends are made On the other side of the ball is the Pittsburg Steelers. Bowl in its history — only two other teams have
and egos are shattered. Just to get into the playoffs, they had to win four games achieved that mark, including San Francisco’s own
For the die-hard sports fans, there is almost no in a row. Now that winning streak — which stands at 49ers. Cheeto Barrera is the Daily managing editor.
question what you will be doing on Sunday — sitting seven games — will be tested. It may not be “Survivor: How Close to Death Can “Crunch Time” appears every other Thursday.
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SJSU Career Center Silicon Valley Reads, Meet the Author
The career center holds resume critiques Monday- Meet Julie Otsuka, author of “When the Emperor Was
Thursday from 1:30–3 p.m. in the career center, modu- Divine,” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Joint Library
lar F. For more info, contact Evelyn Castillo at 924- from 3:30-5 p.m. in rooms 225 and 229. For more in-
6031. formation, call 808-2636.
Associated Students MONDAY
Associated Students is taking entries for indoor soccer
due Wednesday by 4:30 p.m. For more information, Chicano Commencement
contact Dana Moore 924-6228 or log on to http://www. General meetings are held Mondays and Tuesdays at
as.sjsu.edu/ascr. 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Guadalupe Room. For
more info, e-mail Patricia Rocha at patriciarocha31@
SJSU Career Center
The career center is holding an employer table with yahoo.com.
the global accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers,
LLC. Part-time and full-time job and internship oppor- SJSU Career Center Interested in writing a guest column?
tunities for majors in accounting, business and man- The career center is holding an information session Contact the Spartan Daily at firstname.lastname@example.org
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9th Street plaza in front of the career center. For more ployment for marketing majors. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in
info, contact Anita Manuel at 924-6031. the career center, modular F. For more info, contact
Sandra Robles at 924-6016.
Study Abroad Office
Learn about studying in another country thhrough Pride of the Pacific Islands Club
SJSU. Student Union Pacheco Room at 4 p.m. For
more info, contact Lisa Baum at 924-6057. The club is holding a dance practice in SJSU events
center aerobics room from 8-10 p.m.
Study Abroad Office
Campus Crusade for Christ Learn about studying in another country thhrough
Nightlife is a time for praising, hearing God’s word SJSU. Student Union Pacheco Room at 2 p.m. For
and a place to connect with believers tonight at 8:00 more info, contact Lisa Baum at 924-6057.
p.m. at the Spartan Memorial. For more information,
e-mail email@example.com. TUESDAY
Akbayan, Pilipino-American organization
Akbayan is hosting a “Welcome Back” meeting in the Every Nation Campus Ministries
Student Union Umhunum Room (top floor) at 4:15 “The Source”— Held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at
p.m. For more info, log on to http://www.akbayansjsu. the Spartan Memorial. For more information, contact
tk. Thai at (510) 773-9392.
The Listening Hour Concert Series SJSU Career Center
A free concert by the SJSU Jazz Faculty Combo, “fea- The career center is holding an employer table with
turing the best in straight ahead jazz.” 12:30-1:15 p.m. thhe Santa Clara County Probation Dept. Full-time
in the music building concert hall. For more info, con- job and part-time internship opportunities for majors
tact Joan Stubble at 924-4695.
in justice, social work and psychology. 10 a.m.–2
Study Abroad Office p.m., 9th Street plaza in front of the career center. For
Learn about studying in another country through SJSU. more info, contact
in the Student Union Pacheco Room at 4 p.m. For more Sandra Robles at
info, contact Lisa Baum at 924-6057. 924-6016.
2 • SPARTAN DAILY OPINION THURSDAY • FEBRUARY 2, 2006
Opposing Views: Should Americans have the right to
The terminally ill should be allowed to Physician-assisted suicide isn’t the right
YES end their life on their own terms, with-
out pain or suffering.
NO way to die because it leaves too many
Following the recent Supreme Court decision upholding Oregon’s The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, upheld Oregon’s Death With
law on physician-assisted suicide, it is expected that some states will be Dignity Act. Most Oregonians are pretty happy about that, as with ev-
encouraged to follow suit and develop similar laws to prohibit the pun- erything, however, there are dissenters.
ishment of doctors who aid in ending a terminally ill patient’s life. At least three Supreme Court justices deﬁnitely disagree.
With Oregon being the only state to legalize physician-assisted sui- My issue with physician-assisted suicide is it seems awfully easy for
cide through their Death With Dignity Act established in 1994, it’s a person to do it. I mean, through the Death With Dignity Act, a termi-
about time that other states begin to wake up and realize there is a need nally ill patient only need to initiate a request in writing, then repeat the
for them to adopt similar laws. request at least two weeks later and be of sound mind. The sound mind
Though many people disagree with physician-assisted suicide for part is important, at least I would hope so.
moral reason — claiming life is sacred and death shouldn’t be a choice So how do you determine if a terminally ill patient is of sound mind?
— what the issue really comes down to is patients’ rights. Patients are Is there a psychological exam that takes place? How many opinions
people and people should be able to control their own lives. does it take? What about someone with a brain tumor?
If a patient is terminally ill, they should have the right to end their At the point that they are diagnosed as terminally ill, are they really
suffering legally and without guilt. Many people would not choose to of sound mind?
live their ﬁnal days plagued by a terminal illness. The quality of life You see, all of these questions take some time to answer and though I
for the terminally ill is not good and should a patient refuse to exist in don’t advocate a sick person suffering endlessly, I think assisted suicide
that state, physicians should be able to give them an option to bow out needs to be weighed very carefully.
gracefully and with dignity. Is it ethical for a doctor — whose career goals are to care for pa-
As it is right now, some terminally ill pa- tients — to help kill them? How does suicide become a medical issue?
tients are allowed to refuse medical treatments, It seems to me that suicide is a personal choice
thus indirectly choosing death. It’s not fair that and should be kept that way.
some patients are not given this option and are As someone who has lost a family member
told they must suffer through their disease until recently, I’m glad that I at least had my chance
it eventually consumes them and takes their life to say goodbye. I hated to see my grandfather
“naturally.” suffer, truly, but he and I were able to get some
If a patient is lying in a hospital bed, count- closure before he passed away. He was able to
ing down the days until he is free from pain and tie up his loose ends and get a little peace him-
JAMIE VISGER mentally capable of weighing the consequences self before his life ended.
of his actions, then death is a compassionate way Can the same be said of someone who de-
to allow him out of his misery. cides to end his life? TANDREA MADISON
Who is to say that someone must live through pain and suffering if Imagine this: a family member is diagnosed
they do not want to? Who has the right to tell a terminally ill patient as terminally ill and they never tell anyone else. That little secret is kept
that they must continue living if they welcome death? Deﬁnitely not between him and his doctor. Discreetly, he submits his request for as-
the government. sisted suicide and is approved, because he’s followed the steps and been
The government ofﬁcials aren’t the ones in the hospital caring for found competent. Without discussing his decision with anyone — he
the terminally ill and they are not the ones who should legislate how maybe waits a week or two — he takes the prescribed pills. No one
physicians should help their patients cope with their illnesses. It is ar- would ever know that he was terminal or suicidal.
gued that doctors who aid their patients in this type of suicide are mur- Now how would that feel?
derers. However, in the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, the physician I know how I would feel: cheated, hurt, angry, and confused. And
doesn’t physically administer a lethal dose, but rather has the power to who can answer the many unanswered questions that come later? Not
prescribe a mentally competent patient with a requested lethal dose. his doctor, because of doctor-patient conﬁdentiality.
These doctors are not so-called murderers, but rather saviors to pa- What about those cases when a doctor diagnoses a patient as termi-
tients who are doomed to a life of pain and hardship with no light at the nally ill and says that he has six months or a year to live? What about
end of the tunnel.Physician-assisted suicide is deﬁnitely not for every- when the doctors are wrong?
one. Some people choose to ﬁght their illness as long as they are given There are patients who live to see more time than what is given. If
the chance. that someone jumped the gun and ended his life, it would be a shame,
Some people, however, are living with a death sentence and have no wouldn’t it?
hope and no reason to continue on. Some patients can’t imagine living Of course, if someone really wants to end their life, they don’t really
out their ﬁnal days in suffering. In that case, their choice to end their have to wait for medical approval, do they?
life is something very personal and should be between them and their
physician, not the government.
Tandrea Madison is a Spartan Daily staff writer
Jamie Visger is a Spartan Daily staff writer.
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anytime. You should choice if they want to a sin, and assisting hurting anybody..it’s think people should suf- towards being OK .”
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4 • SPARTAN DAILY NEWS THURSDAY • FEBRUARY 2, 2006
LOANS - Budget cuts are an attempt to
reduce the federal government’s deficit
Making waves ...
continued from page 1 first passed the House and Senate
in December but that bill was held
ing to have to figure out what the up in committee until the differ-
effect of these cuts will mean, but ences were resolved.
my gut feeling tells me that this The bill was paired with a group
will eventually become a big issue of four proposed tax cuts that are
for students and their families.” estimated to be worth $108 billion,
The cuts are an attempt to re- leading democrats to respond with,
duce non-discretionary spending “the deficit will probably get worse
by the federal government and to instead of better,” according to the
shrink the federal deficit. The bill House of Representative web site.
Kevin White / Senior Staff PhotograPher
Jennifer Samoranos, known as Jenesis to her listeners, hosts her 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. show “The Off Beat Suite” from the KSJS radio
studio in Hugh Gilis Hall on Wednesday.
King Library exhibit features photographer’s
work depicting people with disabilities
By Erin Hull for her assistant to mount her pho- “The first time she touched it
tographs. with her fist,” Akimoto said, “she
Zach Beecher / Senior Staff PhotograPher
Daily Staff Writer A slight woman with trim black was so glad to enjoy music with
hair, she explained that she does another person.”
Stuart Langson, a graduate student studying Music Call 924-3281 The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. all her own darkroom processing, In another photograph taken in
appreciation plays “Astral Dance” by Gordon Stuot Joint Library launched a month- and has not been converted to dig- Japan, musician Fusae Tominaga,
on the marimba Wednesday afternoon in the Music long photography exhibit on ital photography. afflicted with cerebral palsy, is
building at San Jose State University. Wednesday featuring documenta- For 25 years, Akimoto has captured playing Vivaldi on a key-
ry photographer Misako Akimoto. made the Bay Area her home, but board using only her toes.
The exhibit, entitled “People her career in documentary photog- Library visitor and aspiring
with Disabilities in Our raphy began in Tokyo. This proj- photographer Colin McKinzie
Community,” is a journey into the ect, Akimoto said, is a culmination said these images are powerful be-
struggles and successes experi- of eight years spent taking photo- cause they show that “people can
enced by people with physical or graphs of the disabled around the express themselves no matter their
mental challenges. world. disabilities.”
The disarming compositions “These are all my friends, and I On another wall are people who
have the capacity to fill viewers want to share their joy and loving,” have surmounted physical barriers
with intense emotion, simply be- Akimoto said of her subjects. One to achieve amazing athleticism.
cause the subjects display such series focuses on the performers In one image, a one legged
raw enthusiasm. From gifted of Oakland’s Axis Dance Group, man in a National Wheelchair
musicians to wheelchair-bound who face enormous physical chal- Basketball Association shirt hurls
athletes, Akimoto’s photographs lenges backstage but exude noth- himself towards the hoop as he
encapsulate the human drive to ing but grace and beauty before shoots, while in another three
overcome obstacles in the search their audiences. women on a podium smile like
for normalcy. In another series featuring stu- beauty queens as they receive
“It’s cool,” said senior Nutrition dents of Richmond’s Maya Music medals for swimming.
major Nancy Zambo as she walks Therapy Fund, the image of a 22- When Akimoto began this proj-
through the exhibit. “You don’t see year-old woman with cerebral ect, she found that many people
a whole lot of things on the dis- palsy relates her ecstatic connec- with disabilities have the desire to
abled. They have become almost tion to music. Akimoto recalled model and to express themselves.
like a shadow in our society.” that the woman, named Chetna, This art is necessary, Akimoto
Akimoto leaned against the was “always crying in the corner said, not just for the confidence of
blank display wall on the Second of music class” until the donation the disabled but also for all people
Floor of the King Library, waiting of an electric keyboard. in our community to recognize
their own capacity to create per-
“People with Disabilities” is on
display on the second floor of the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Joint
Library through March 1.
THURSDAY • FEBRUARY 2, 2006 NEWS SPARTAN DAILY • 5
Kama Sutra CSU officials ban
worm causes alcohol sales at
some to worry sporting events
SJSU officials assure
network has protection
Spartan Stadium to run dry in 2009
By Ryan Sholin
By Jeremy Barousse 2005 academic sports year, SJSU
DAILY STAFF WRITER Athletic Director Tom Bowen
DAILY STAFF WRITER said.
Friday could be a rough day for The University has a contract to
computer users with the habit of The California State University sell alcohol until 2009.
opening unexpected e-mail attach- system has issued a new policy The University Athletics
ments. prohibiting the sale of alcoholic Department supports the new pol-
That’s the day a new computer beverages at intercollegiate sport- icy and believes it will have little
worm called Kama Sutra could de- ing events. affect on attendance and revenue
lete many everyday files, includ- The CSU made a decision on for the university.
ing Microsoft Word, Excel and Dec. 23 to ban all alcoholic bev- “We are a good athletic pro-
PowerPoint documents. Adobe erages served in university owned gram, we don’t need to sell alcohol
Acrobat and Photoshop files could and operated sports facilities. at games to draw attendance,” said
also be destroyed. The decision was made to Bowen. “The revenue from alco-
The Kama Sutra worm, also strengthen the current CSU poli- hol sales is very minimal and we
known as MyWife, Blackworm cy that promotes the legal and re- are concerned with the behavior
and Nyxem.E, spreads by enticing sponsible use of alcohol, said CSU
and safety of our fans.”
users to click on an e-mail attach- Chancellor Charles B. Reed in a
The policy will also limit beer
ment claiming to contain sexually press release.
and wine advertising on CSU cam-
explicit images from the ancient “The CSU believes that service
Hindu text on love and sexual be- of alcoholic beverages at intercol-
Some SJSU students are disap-
havior. legiate athletic events in univer-
pointed with the new policy.
Chris Pollett, an assistant pro- sity owned or operated facilities is
contrary to its system-wide alcohol “Sports and beer were made for
fessor of computer science, said each other,” said senior accounting
computer users needed to heed the policy and to its purpose of pro-
moting a safe and healthy learning major Evan Alonzo. “Alcohol has
usual warnings about e-mail from a lot to do with enjoying games.”
unknown sources. environment for all members of the
university community,” Reed said. Since the new policy bans the
“Don’t open any attachments,” sale of alcohol from “point-of-
Pollett said. The policy is part of a statewide
campaign being used to correct stu- sale” inside sporting venues, CSU
The program, which first ap- students will still be able to tailgate
peared on Jan. 16, is designed to dent misperceptions pertaining to
the irresponsible drinking habits of at football games.
run itself on the third day of every “At least we get to tailgate,”
month, starting this Friday. their peers and to educate students
on safe and responsible drinking said junior software engineer ma-
According to the Web site F-
habits and attitudes. jor Jonathan Vu. “I love going to
Secure, an Internet security firm
based in Finland, the program no- Some of the 23 CSU campuses SJSU games and I believe that peo-
tifies an online counter every time are still under contractual agree- ple who are of age to drink should
it spreads to a new computer. ments that allow the sale of alco- be able to.”
Although the counter showed holic beverages. CSU officials said in a report
more than 700,000 total hits at one Those universities will not be that the board is trying to downsize
point on Wednesday, F-Secure es- able to renew existing contracts. a “culture of alcohol” on its cam-
timated the number of unique in- San Jose State University leads puses and is refraining from giv-
fections to be closer to 262,000. the nation with the most increased ing students the wrong information
Don Baker, university comput- illustration by cjg sporting attendance in the 2004- pertaining to alcohol.
ing and telecommunications inter-
im associate vice president, wrote
in an e-mail that due to existing HAYWARD - Catch phrases became
safeguards, computers using the
San Jose State University network
and campus e-mail servers should
staples of Spartan football games
not be at risk for infection by the continued from page 1
Kama Sutra worm.
As with other e-mail worms, the
program self-replicates by sending nounce that the player was “tackled by gravity.”
itself to other computers on a us- If a player jumped offside before the play started, Hayward
er’s network or sending e-mail to would say “oops” before announcing the penalty.
saved addresses. “Those were his two most memorable phrases,” Fan said.
Computer worms also disrupt “People seemed to like those.”
Internet traffic by slowing down Hayward was born Bob Belshe, but took to the name Don
network systems as they self-prop- Hayward when he began announcing on the radio. His wife,
agate. Darla Belshe, kept her husband’s birth name.
Pollett said some viruses and Lawrence said that Hayward stuck to his announcer’s name
worms distributed by e-mail could in his life outside of broadcasting and usually referred to himself
infect a computer even without us- as Don.
ing an executable attachment. “There were some friends that called him Don-Bob just for
According to Pollett, just dis- fun,” Lawrence said.
playing an image contained in the Hayward’s wife, Belshe, taught TV reporting and Update
body of an e-mail could activate News classes at SJSU during her 25 years as a professor. Hayward
some malicious programs. would visit Belshe’s classes to help students with presentations
Pollett said users of Microsoft and would give them broadcasting tips.
Outlook Express were particularly “He was always available for students,” said Bob Reynolds,
at risk, and recommended using a a retired annuitant television producer for SJSU. “He wanted to
more secure e-mail program such pass on what he knew to students and he would work with them
as Mozilla Thunderbird. one-on-one.”
Kyle Telles, a senior major- Reynolds, a friend of the couple for 26 years, said that while
ing in international business, said Hayward was never on staff in the journalism department, he was
switching from a Windows PC to always there to help his wife.
a Macintosh six months ago solved “We all knew him and loved him,” Reynolds said.
his problems with viruses. Both Hayward and Belshe would also help students in finan-
“I’ve never had a problem,” cial need. Lawrence, who taught with Belshe, said they were
Telles said. both very generous to SJSU students.
Microsoft warned users on “Darla was the most devoted faculty member I knew,”
Tuesday to update their virus pro- Reynolds said. “Don was here a lot too.”
tection programs to protect them- Although Hayward retired from KNTV in 1982, he never
selves against the new computer stopped working.
worm. “Don was involved in a number of things,” Lawrence said. “He
Computer science junior Mike did voice-over work and was also a consultant for a lot of radio
Butler said as long as students keep and television stations.”
their antivirus software up to date, “Every once in a while an insurance commercial will pop up
their files should be safe. late at night,” Lawrence said. “And I’ll see Don standing on a
“Of course, I don’t use antivi- beach, talking about insurance.”
rus software,” Butler said as his A date has not been set for Hayward’s memorial service. Darla
friends laughed. Belshe was not available for comments.
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SJSU sports news in brief
football squad signs 27 to fall roaster
Spartan sophomore gymnast Michelle Minotti was named the Xbox
Live Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week for the week of tomey brings in one of the youngest signing classes in program’s history
Minotti received the honor By Greg Lydon
for her all-round score of 38.875 SPARTAN Daily Staff Writer 2006 San Jose State University football signings
against Cal State Fullerton on
Spartan Head Football Coach NAME POS CLASS HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL
Jan. 27. ROUND UP Dick Tomey announced 27 stu- Torrance, Calif./L.A. Harbor College
The Spartans defeated the Titans, Jeff Clark TE JR
193.125-191.875. dent athletes have signed a 2006 Sean Flynn QB JR Torrance, Calif./L.A. Harbor College
This is San Jose State University’s first WAC Gymnast of the Week National Letter-of-Intent on David Lomu DE JR Redwood City, Calif./College of San Mateo
honor for the season. Wednesday. The class is high- Adonis Davis DT FR Lynwood, Calif./Crenshaw H.S.
SJSU will return to action 7 p.m. on Friday at the Spartan Gym to com- lighted by several freshmen, in- Jalal Beauchman WR FR San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep
pete in a tri-meet against Seattle Pacific University and the University of cluding running back Dominique Carl Ihenacho DE FR Los Angeles, Calif./Serra H.S.
Illinois-Chicago. Hunsucker of Valley Christian Robbie Reed OL FR Claremont, Calif./Cheshire Academy
Women’s Basketball High School in San Jose and line- Mohamed Marah LB FR San Jose, Calif./Oak Grove
The SJSU women’s basketball team defeated Boise State University, backer Jason Swisher Las Lomas Cameron Island RB FR Oakland, Calif./Skyline H.S.
69-64, at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. High School in Walnut Creek. Devin Newsome ATH FR North Highlands, Calif./Roseville H.S.
Senior forward Lamisha Augustine led the team with 28 points and “We are pleased with the class, John Thompson WR FR Los Angeles, Calif./Crenshaw H.S.
11 rebounds, earning her fifth double-double of the season. we wanted to establish a local re- Mark Piethe TE FR San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian H.S.
Two other Spartans scored in double figures. Sophomore forward cruiting base, specifically in local Ailao Eliapo OL/DL FR South San Francisco, Calif./South San Francisco H.S.
Amber Jackson received her eighth double-double of the season, scor- high schools,” Tomey said. Dwight Lowery DB JR Santa Cruz, Calif./Cabrillo College
ing 16 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman guard Myosha Barnes had The San Jose State University Jason Swisher LB FR Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas H.S.
11 points for the night. coaching staff wanted to add
John Konye OL FR Hermosa Beach, Calif./Redondo Union H.S.
SJSU will return to action 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Event Center speed on defense and players that
Jonathan Hardaway DB FR Los Angeles, Calif./Serra H.S.
against the University of Hawai’i. can play multiple positions.
Jay Atkins ATH FR Mountain View, Calif./Homestead H.S.
“Jason Swisher is an impres-
sive a player I saw all year,” Cameron Coulter DL FR Stockton, Calif./Franklin H.S.
SJSU SPORTS OUTLOOK Tomey said. “He hits with such
force and vigor, we like bringing
San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian H.S.
San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian H.S.
that kind of energy to our football Taase Jennings OL JR Honolulu, Hawaii/City College of San Francisco
Thursday, Feb. 2 team.” Bradis McGriff OL SO Vallejo, Calif./Arizona State
Tennis vs. University of Nevada-Reno A youth movement is also Charles Walker WR FR Hayward, Calif./Hayward H.S.
at Los Gatos, 2 p.m. highlighted in the signings in that Benjamin Taifane LB/DE FR Stockton, Calif./Franklin H.S.
Friday, Feb. 3 21 of the players are incoming Bryan North DB FR San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian H.S.
Tennis vs. UC Santa Barbara freshmen. Wilburn Willoughby DL FR Los Angeles, Calif./Marshall H.S.
at Los Gatos, 1 p.m. “We didn’t want to be on a
Baseball vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo two year track with player devel-
opment,” Tomey said. “We have
at Blethen Field, 2 p.m.
some junior college players, but fensive and defensive line, and SJSU coaches believe will have California recruiting flavor in our
Gymnastics vs. Seattle Pacific University, University of Illinois-Chicago
we wanted players that can have address the return game,” Tomey an impact next year. Flynn will class,” said Tomey in a SJSU uni-
at Spartan Gym, 7 p.m.
five years of eligibility in our said. Tomey believes Dwight challenge last season’s starter versity athletics press release.
Saturday, Feb. 4 program.” Lowry of Cabrillo College and Adam Tafralis for playing time at Spartan coaches will now
Swimming vs. University of Nevada-Reno The Spartans also have a sur- Devin Newsome of Roseville quarterback this fall. focus their attention towards
at SJSU Aquatics Center, 11 a.m. plus of players coming off of High School will help boost the “The group is an affirmation spring practice and preparing
Water Polo vs. UC Davis their red-shirt season, which will team’s return game next season. by San Jose-area and Bay Area for the upcoming 2006 season.
at Davis, 12 p.m./1:15 p.m.(B Squad) give the team added depth going Sean Flynn of Los Angeles players that our program is mov- The Spartans’ open their sea-
Baseball vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo into the season. Harbor College is one of the ju- ing in the right direction. There’s son Sept. 2 at the University of
at Blethen Field, 1 p.m. “We wanted to get youth at of- nior college signings that the a strong San Jose and Northern Washington.
Women’s basketball vs. University of Hawai’i
at Event Center, 7 p.m. e didn’t want to be on a two year track with player development. We have some
Men’s basketball vs. University of Hawai’i junior college players, but we wanted players that can have five years of eligibility in
at Honolulu, 9:05 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 5
Baseball vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo — Dick Tomey, San Jose State University head football coach
Thursday, February 02,2006
TUESDAY • FEBRUARY 2, 2006 A& E Page 7
SPARTAN DAILY • 7
‘Boiling Point,’ just another urban release Scientists new CD offers danceable rock music
By Tandrea Madison By Tatiana Getty
Daily Staff Writer Daily Staff Writer
New on the dance music scene is Who says science is all about
Blaze II, a unique male-female duo sterile lab coats, difficult formulas
consisting of Niecie and 5K. Their and complicated experiments? Not
debut CD, “The Boiling Point,” the band We Are Scientists.
introduces their sound across 11
lackluster tracks. The word that MUSIC REVIEW
comes to mind while listening to
the CD is “rough.” On their debut album, “With
Love and Squalor,” the New York-
MUSIC REVIEW based band mixes punk-ish beats,
emo melodies, punchy guitar and
Though a few of the tracks are crooning vocals to show that mu-
decent, Blaze II isn’t bringing sic is, in fact, a science.
anything the hip-hop community
At first listen, the band seems
hasn’t already heard.
to be catching the tail end of the
In a world where everything
dance-rock craze, following on Courtesy of Virgin reCords
heard on the radio is watered down
and played over and over again, the heels of such bands as “The Scientists’ new CD “With Love and Squalor” hit stores on Jan. 10.
new artists have to bring their “A- Kaiser Chiefs” and “The Killers.”
But 30 seconds into the first even though each instrument may with tracks such as “Textbook”
game.” They have to be distinctive be doing its own thing. and “Can’t Lose” where Murray
if they’re going to get noticed and track, “Nobody Move, Nobody Get
Hurt,” it’s all too obvious that this The songs on the album are the lulls listeners with lyrics they can
get airtime. Blaze II didn’t quite same way. The transitions between connect to; “The party’s alright I
pull that off. band, although still dance-rock,
has its own sound. songs are at times so smooth, and might wanna stop drinking/ What
The fact that they are a male/fe- Courtesy of Arete Promotions
the beats blend together so well, were we talking about/ My body
male tag team does indeed set them “The Boiling Point,” with 5K and Niece, was released on Jan. 23. The 28-year-old guitarist and
that the album seems to be just won’t tell my mind what I’ve been
apart. In the rap and hip-hop world lead singer Keith Murray plays
but it doesn’t save the CD. The ninth track, “Jamaica Soul,” one long song. This doesn’t mean thinking/ Before it’s out of my
now, that’s rare. Most artists have upbeat riffs while crooning — in a
The first track, “Step Up In the lives up to its name by giving lis- there’s not versatility between mouth.”
a “team” with a female on it some- slightly British accent with a bit of
Club,” is a great beginning. It has teners a bit of reggae. The natu- tracks. We Are Scientists aren’t actu-
where, but Niecie is getting equal lust — the lyrics, “You want to use
a sound that would appeal to the ral mellowness that reggae brings We Are Scientists provide ally scientists. They don’t have
billing with 5K. my body/ Go for it.” It’s the stuff
mainstream. is a good beginning to the song listeners with fast tracks like Ph.D.s, don’t play with molecules
She’s definitely on more tracks, that makes pre-pubescent girls go “Callbacks,” “Cash Cow” and and don’t wear white lab coats, at
which is good. Her flow is tighter The very next track, “05 Bonnie — though that mood is shaken the wild.
and Clyde,” was very cliché. The “It’s a Hit” that put Murray’s deep, least not on a regular basis.
than her counterpart. second 5K comes through to flow. With 28-year-old Chris Cain
hook was weak and the whole con- steady and sometimes monotone But through the brilliant blend
The album might be a little His voice is hard over a song that steadily strumming on the bass voice against a punchy guitar, bass of various instruments and vocals
stronger if Niecie and 5K were to- cept, not to mention the title, is feels like it should be smoother. and 27-year-old Michael Tapper and drums. on “With Love and Squalor” they
gether on most of the tracks, trad- overdone. “Huh What” is the last track thumping on the drums, everything
“Juke Me,” the third track, is It’s in these songs you realize have affirmed that music is not
ing lyrics or going head-to-head, and is a decent ending. Though comes together to create a sound
reminiscent of Missy Elliott and what dance-rock truly is, because only an art, but also a careful sci-
but they’re not. For the most part, the song is pretty short, the beat is that even middle-aged music lov-
Timbaland, presenting a unique there’s no way you can resist at least ence that they have mastered.
they trade off on tracks. good and Niecie’s flows are right ers can appreciate.
Indian flavor and a beat that’ll on time. The song might have been bobbing your head to the beats. In If bands like “The Killers”
Unfortunately, they sound a lot This band has mastered the “Callbacks” Murray chants, “I’m
make more than a few heads nod. a little bit tighter — and longer — and “Kaiser Chiefs” make you
like everyone else, but that could science of music by not letting not gonna wait for anything to hap-
The song has potential. had 5K hit a verse or two. move, or if you find yourself fall-
be a good thing. They could slide one person overpower the other. pen/ All of this at once/ I’m ready
right into the mainstream. What “Gorgeous,” the seventh track, The bottom line here is that al- ing in love with the now so popu-
There’s never too much guitar, bass for the cash in/ I’m not gonna wait lar dance-rock craze flooding our
might prevent that, however, is strives to bring a softer sound by though Blaze II shows promise, or drums and the music doesn’t
introducing some R&B. It barely they’re not bringing anything new for anything to happen/ Noooo oh nation’s radio stations, then “With
their amateur sound. The beats solely rely on Murray’s vocals.
accomplishes that. The fact that it’s to an arena that’s already crowded oh ohhh,” urging listeners to jump Love and Squalor” is definitely an
aren’t very impressive and hardly
the only R&B track on the whole with other artists saying the same Everything blends together to out of their chairs. album worth picking up, checking
original. Admittedly, Niecie has a
thing: “make that money.” create a glorious rock harmony, The band slows the album down out or downloading.
flow similar to Lil’ Kim and Trina, CD makes it stand out.
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Baseball team gets ready Spartans fall short at end to Broncos
for season-openner Boise State University (11-9)
against Mustangs San Jose State State (5-15)
Boise State 77, SJSU 75
29 39 75
By Tatiana Getty Bronces Spartans
Daily Staff Writer
Box Score Pts Bauscher 22 Elam 19
San Jose State University baseball kicks off its 2006 regular season Friday Reb Tezzary 8 2 tied at 6
when it hosts Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at 2 p.m. in the first of a three game Ast Karl 8 2 tied at 4
series at Blethen Field.
“There’s always a lot of anticipa-
tion in the first series of the year,” said By Masai Davis contributed 36 of their 77 points.
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
For the most part the two teams
BASEBALLNOTEBOOK Head Coach Sam Piraro. “But (the Daily Staff Writer
were evenly matched but the
team) is looking forward to the com-
petition. They’ve been ‘intersquad- Spartan guard Tyree Gardner’s Broncos made twice as many three
ing’ or playing against themselves, and they’re ready to get out and play against three-point shot, which brought point shots as the Spartans and
some other teams.” SJSU within one with three seconds scored 16 second chance points to
This is the Spartan’s first game of the regular season after a 2-0 exhibition remaining, could not prevent a 77- SJSU’s 10.
victory over the Alumni team on Saturday. The Mustangs enter the series with 75 loss to Boise State University. The Spartans were able to score
three wins after sweeping Fresno State this past weekend where they show- Broncos guard Matt Bauscher 26 points off of 19 turnovers com-
cased their offensive strength, finishing the series with a total of 27 hits. scored career high 22 points in 22 mitted by The Broncos. They were
“In the alumni game we wanted to score a lot of runs and get a lot of hits, minutes including four three-point- able to take a 10-point lead with
but we didn’t,” said senior Spartan infielder David Pierson. “But baseball is ers. 4:44 remaining in the first half but
that kind of game where you can get only two hits one game and 18 hits in the “Bauscher is the guy who carried Boise State was able to remain close
next.” us through the whole game, “ said and ultimately win.
Although they didn’t get to prove their offensive strength, the Spartans did Boise State University Head Coach “We just had to stick with it. They
command the game defensively with only one error and a five-inning shutout Greg Graham. were hitting some big time shots,”
by senior pitcher Branden Dewing. “I had quite a few open shots Bauscher said.
Piraro said he’s not sure what the Spartan’s line-up will be this weekend, and was fortunate enough to knock Unfortunately for SJSU, Boise
but he does know Dewing will lead off the series Friday. New pitchers Loren them down,” State hit big
Moneypenny and Ryan Anderson will start Saturday and Sunday respective- Bauscher said. shots as well.
ly. Spartans ’m a almost a Free throws by Gavin Mcchesney/Daily staff
“Our three starters have their hands full this weekend, and we’re looking Alex Elam lost for words guard Coby Carl,
forward to see how they can compete,” said Piraro. “Offensively we do need scored 19 points forward Seth San Jose State University guard Carlton Spence dribbles his way
people like (outfielder) Ryan Angel and (infielder) Brandon Fromm to do well, and Menelik now. It’s very Robinson, and past two Boise State University defenders during a game on
Barbary con- difficult to keep coming g u a r d / f o r w a r d
Wednesday at the Event Center.
guys that have been in the program.”
Cal Poly is coming off a successful 2005 season where they went 36-2 tributed 13 Tyler Tiedemann
up short.” within the last missed a half court shot before the “We don’t feel bad about our
overall and tied for second, with Cal State Long Beach State, in the Big West points and six
three minutes of buzzer that would have given SJSU team, we feel bad about the results
Conference. Like the Spartans, they’re picked to finish fourth in their confer- rebounds in 23
ence and return to the season with a wealth of returning players, including 19
— George Nessman, the game sustained a winning score of 78-77. we’re getting,” Nessman said.
minutes of ac-
letter-winners. tion. SJSU had SJSU men’s basketball head the Broncos’ lead. “I’m almost at a lost for words Though some could be discour-
But facing such strong competition in the beginning of the season can only a balanced at- “Our kids now,” said San Jose State University aged given the Spartans’ record and
help the Spartans, said Coach Piraro. “It’s not only a good test, but it should tack with five
coach showed a lot of Head Coach George Nessman. “It’s having lost so many close games,
bring out the very best in (the team).” players scoring resolve tonight,” very difficult to keep coming up Nessman told his player, “we’re
Senior infielder Raul Campos agrees with Piraro. “It benefits our team be- nine points or more. Graham said. “I short.” banning being discouraged and be-
cause playing a good team like Cal Poly only makes us stronger for our league Bauscher did not start the game was proud of the way our guys hung The Spartans are now 5-15 over- ing frustrated.”
competition.” but managed to outscore SJSU’s in there.” all, and 1-6 in the Western Athletic The Spartans will travel to
This is the fourth straight year the Spartans have opened against the Mustangs bench 22-20. The Bronco’s bench Spartan guard Carlton Spencer Conference. Hawai’i Saturday.
in a three game series. Last year San Jose won two of the three games defeating
Cal Poly 15-2 in the first game and 13-6 in the series decider.
After Friday the non-conference series will continue on Saturday and
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