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									                 LIFE AFTER LB                                                                              A STITCH IN TIME
Students planning to transfer to a university next year                                              Exhibit in Takena Hall and Library sews
face many changes and challenges.                 Pg. 3                                              connection to LB’s play ‘Quilters.’ Pg. 7



                    The                                                           A Weekly Student Publication




Commuter
Wednesday, May 28, 2003                                     Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon
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                                                                                                                                                                          Volume 34 No. 25



Tuition goes to $50 per credit, may go up more
by Wendy Geist                                       Beginning summer term, it will now         $20 to $100.                                    revenue enhancement strategy, mean-
of The Commuter                                  cost a student carrying a full-time load of       Also, starting June 2, students will         ing that in order to save programs and
                                                 15 credits $750 . In addition, credits above   have to pay $10 for their LBCC student          services from further cuts, the cost of
   Summer term class schedules were              15 will no longer be free.                     I.D. cards, doubling the one-time cost for      tuition will go up.
mailed out weeks ago, but students who               A two-year degree at LBCC that re-         the old card.                                      Another tuition increase is possible.
already used the schedule to register for        quires the minimum 90 credits will now            The Budget Committee approved a                 “We don’t know what the state rev-
classes will find a bigger tuition bill than     cost $4,500.                                   2003-04 budget at last Wednesday’s meet-        enue will be,” said President Jon
they expected.                                       The college has also increased some of     ing that includes $2.8 million in reduc-        Carnahan, about funds the college re-
   The college’s Board last week raised          its fees, effective this week. The applica-    tions, making it the third year in a row        ceives from a currently shrinking state
tuition to $50 per credit, a 16 percent          tion for admission fee is $25 instead of       that the college has had to reduce ser-         budget.
increase over the $43 students paid this         $20 and the international student appli-       vices and programs.                                If LBCC receives less in state funds,
year.                                            cation for admission has increased from           The new budget supports a tuition                      Turn to “Tuition” on Pg. 4




                                                      Photo by Thomas Lin


   Spring Stress Relief
   Students filled the Courtyard for fun in the sun last
   Wednesday during the annual Spring Fling sponsored by
   Student Life & Leadership. There was jousting (above), car
   bashing, sumo wrestling and, of course, the popular dunk
   tank. At right, Student Programming Board member
   Michael Vandehey does his best to drop ASG President Oren
   Hawksford into the drink. When his aim proved insufficient,
   Vandehey ran up and pushed the button to ensure
   Hawksford wouldn’t spend the day dry.
                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Jeremy Hennig




                                                 Takena Theater to get $500,000 tune-up
                                                 Story and Photos by Thomas Lin                 in song, dance and applause.                    mances. As such, he likens Takena The-
                                                 of The Commuter                                   Before, during and after the perfor-         ater to a car that has reached the end of its
                                                                                                mance of “Quilters,” the curtains stay up       maintenance life. “It’s like having an old
                                                     Opening night, 8 p.m. An orange glow       out of sight, perhaps to hide the wear and      car and having to keep putting it back
                                                 reflects off the backdrop screen, seeping      tear. Asbestos and all, they’re an original     together again.”
                                                 between the lone wooden structure with         fixture in this 25-year-old proscenium             In particular, he said that the analog
                                                 its narrow columns and makeshift steps,        arch theater.                                   lighting system has parts so old, they
                                                 over the bare stage, and into the expect-         “This is a fairly unique resource,” said     haven’t been made for a decade. “The
                                                 ant audience.                                  Bruce Peterson, who has been Takena’s           lighting system is five generations be-
                                                     The lights dim and the musicians strike    theater manager the past 11 years.              hind state-of-the-art. It’s like the differ-
                                                 up the band. The cast enters from behind       “There’s none like it in the area.”             ence between a 2003 Chevy and a ’57
Russell Tripp’s donation will pay for            the audience, bouncing down the aisles            Peterson describes the theater as a          Chevy.”
restoration of Takena Theater.                   and onto the stage. Takena Theater erupts      machine designed to aid on-stage perfor-                    Turn to “Takena” on Pg. 6

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U.S. holidays rooted in diverse cultures and nationalities

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             he Commuter welcomes               nal Americans are the last vestiges of the      ans, similar to our Memorial Day, Labor         all contributed to “our culture.”
             guest editorials, letters to the   American Indian Tribes. Our culture, our        Day and Veterans Day. During WWII,                  Until the mid-1800s, much of what we
             editor and feedback, as long       language, our inheritance, is a product of      many countries gave far more lives for          consider the United States did belong to
             as the opinions expressed          the blending of many nations. If this coun-     freedom than we did. Russians, British          Mexico. California, Arizona, New
             are appropriate and do not         try were to truly be American only, we          and French, among others, honor their           Mexico, Texas, Utah and Nevada all were
attack individuals or groups with other         would all have to leave and give the            war dead just as we do. Labor Day is            part of Mexico until the United States
points of view. The opinion page should         country back to the Indians.                    celebrated to honor workers all over the        took over those territories in an expan-
present opposing points of view to be              Christmas-time celebrations predate          world.                                          sionist war with Mexico, 1846-48.
well-balanced. Our college is diverse, and      Christianity by many centuries. Many               One truly American holiday is the                Spanish was the language spoken in
as the voice of the student body, The           religious observances originally were sea-      Fourth of July. Mexico celebrates Cinco         those territories and even after the U.S.
Commuter should present diversity.              sonal rituals. Reli-                                                     de Mayo for the        won those lands, many residents were
   The key to getting other people to give      gions appropri-                                                          same reason: it        still Spanish speaking, just as they are
your opinion some consideration is              ated those sea-                                                          commemorates           today. Louisiana was purchased from
thought. It helps to have knowledge of          sonal rituals for                                                        Mexico’s war           France, as part of the Louisiana Terri-
the facts regarding the point you are           their own celebra-             Adele                                     with France. Our       tory, which spanned form the Gulf all the
trying to make. Lashing out at other
groups or individuals does not show
                                                tions, among them
                                                Judaism, Chris-
                                                                                Kubein                                   language is a
                                                                                                                         combination of
                                                                                                                                                way to the northernmost reaches of the
                                                                                                                                                U.S. French is still spoken there fre-
thought or knowledge.                           tianity and Islam.                                                       words from all         quently.
   Human beings survived and evolved            The natives of                                  IN MY                    over the globe,            The earliest settlers brought African
as a group. Cooperation was necessary.          North and South                                    OPINION               and our inherit-       slaves with them, and it has been an
One caveman alone could not bring down          America         cel-                                                     ance is a rich tap-    uphill battle for equal rights for African
a mastodon, nor could one person build          ebrated the winter                                                       estry of tradi-        Americans ever since. It took 100 years
a pyramid. In an increasingly small world,      solstice before the settlers came. Our          tions, beliefs and cultures equally as di-      from the ratification of the 14th and 15th
the survival of the human race will de-         American celebration of Christmas came          verse as our population. The American           Amendments to actually implement
pend on cooperation between all the             with the European and Spanish settlers,         Indian culture and belief is still a strong     equal treatment and voting rights. The
people of the earth. Pollution and war-         who were among the first to come to             element of our folklore.                        legacy of slavery and segregation and
fare, trade and communication, do not           America in great numbers.                          African music, food and language have        prejudice, is still a stranglehold on Afri-
stop at borders, we are all in this world          Easter originally was a fertility festi-     blended into American mainstream cul-           can Americans and other minorities who
together.                                       val. It made sense to celebrate fertility at    ture for over 200 years. Asian food, tradi-     are trying to achieve equal status.
   The United States is a microcosm of          a time when the earth was waking up             tions and influence are also part of the            Affirmative action is an equalizer.
the world’s future. This country is the         from winter. It is named after Ishtar, an       blend, along with western and eastern           More Whites than minorities attend uni-
great experiment in cooperation. Our lan-       early Sumerian goddess. Easter also came        European and Mediterranean influences.          versities and get high-paying jobs. Affir-
guage, most of our holidays and our very        with the early settlers to the United States.   Very few of us can trace our heritage           mative action may not be a perfect sys-
genetic makeup are a combination of the            Saint Patrick’s Day is Irish. Many na-       back to just one area, group, race or           tem, but until prejudice is unthinkable,
diverse races and nationalities that came       tions have special days to celebrate labor,     ethnicity. The various groups that came         some system will have to prevail to put
to America to settle. The only true, origi-     deceased loved ones, and military veter-        to America willingly or unwillingly have        all Americans on an equal footing.

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                                                                             LETTER TO THE EDITOR


Misguided opinions come from ignorance, lack of tolerance
  To The Editor:                                                research to back up his single quote of history. He states        Additionally, I find it irrational and pompous of
   I am writing to respond to Matt Griffith’s letter to the     that he only cares about his “American” celebrations           Griffith to think that people of other countries shouldn’t
editor May 21, 2003. I found his letter to be very offen-       and infers that other country’s celebrations should not        celebrate their holidays here. America, as it was formed
sive and of a seemingly uneducated viewpoint.                   be celebrated in America.                                      by our founding fathers (who, by the way, weren’t the
   Upon reading the letter, I found myself wondering               Why not? Last time I checked, we are still a democ-         first people here, either!!!) was formed with the ideas
what is the point he was trying to make? Also, did this         racy. There is no dictator who can tell other people not       that it would be a safe haven for those who are perse-
man actually do research on the statements about Mexi-          to hold celebrations because they feel it is un-American       cuted and that everyone have a fighting chance at
can history that he made? I am referring to the part            for whatever reason.                                           freedom and happiness.
where he writes, “I only care about my American cel-               Besides, most of us have ancestors who come from a             Of course, that hasn’t always happened, I don’t deny
ebrations and Cinco de Mayo is not on that list nor             variety of different countries. People whose ancestors         that at all. There is injustice everywhere. But unfortu-
should it even be celebrated here.” Griffith continues,         are from different countries, but lived here their whole       nately, it’s not going away. Injustice and a fight for
“For one thing it was the Spanish-American war.”                lives are still Americans. Say someone was born in             equality will continue as long as there are people who
   Correction—Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the             another country but immediately came here, spent their         think they are inherently better than others. One final
Mexican victory over the French army in 1862, in the            entire life here and doesn’t know any other lifestyle?         note: If you don’t like to celebrate diversity, Mr. Griffith,
battle of Puebla.                                               Does that mean we should call them un-patriotic, be-           I suggest you go bury your head in the sand, because
   Here is where I start to have a real problem with Mr.        cause they happened to be born in another country? I           you are surrounded.
Griffith’s reasoning and that he didn’t bother to do any        don’t think so.                                                                                             Erica Hennig
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Student Programming Board positions filled for next year
by Michelle Bertalot                                           money. A recent example of an event that the board               Specialist, Community Events Specialist, Series Events
of The Commuter                                                funded was the “Spring Fling,” held in the Courtyard.            Specialist, and the Current Events and Political Activi-
                                                                  Kirchner commented on the desire to keep students             ties Specialist. Also, all of the board members have
   The dust has settled, interviews are completed, and         on campus more. “The hard thing about this school is             regular office hours.
positions have been filled for the 2003-2004 Student           the students go to school, to work, then home,” he said.            The positions on the board were chosen not by
Programming Board.                                             “It’s hard to keep the students here. We’re not like a           student votes, but through an application and inter-
   The student body plans events and programs for              university.”                                                     view process. The applicants were interviewed by the
students. “We’re the voice for 27,000 students,” com-             One of the main goals of the board is to “build an            advisors.
mented Ryan Kirchner, team coordinator.                        environment to keep people here and interact,” said                 Unlike other organizations, the board uses a consen-
   “We try to plan events and speakers around what we          Kirchner, “So instead of just paying for classes we’re           sus process when making decisions pertaining to fund-
feel the student body would want to participate in,”           also giving them something else.”                                ing, rather than a parliamentary process. The consensus
Kirchner continued.                                               There are eight students on the board who have                process gives the board more opportunities to voice
   The fund money for the board comes from student-            expertise in their own specific area. Kirchner stated that       their opinion and discuss the issue more, whereas the
paid tuition fees. The Student Programming Board               the board is very diverse when it comes to the student’s         parliamentary process is best compared to “yeah” or
takes out a small percentage from the tuition fee dollars      background, gender, age, and nationality.The eight               “nay.”
to fund events. For an organization to get an event or         positions are: Team Coordinator, Multicultural Activi-              The Student Programming Board meetings are open
activity funded, they first must submit a proposal to the      ties Coordinator, Intramural Sports Specialist, Health           to the public and are held every Wednesday in the
board explaining what they would do with the grant             and Recreational Specialist, Campus and Recreation               Student Life & Leadership building at 2 p.m.


                                                                                                                   Albany extended learning
                                                                                                                   plans to travel through history
                                                                                                                   in New England next fall
                                                                                                                   from the LBCC News Service            help lead the group, relying on
                                                                                                                                                         her personal memories and
                                                                                                                      A visit to historic New En-        knowledge of the area.
                                                                                                                   gland in the fall is the focus of a       The cost of the trip for each
                                                                                                                   traveling history class offered       participant will be dependent
                                                                                                                   by the LBCC Albany Extended           on the number of travelers,
                                                                                                                   Learning.                             though an initial estimate based
                                                                                                                      The New England trip will be       on 20 travelers at double occu-
                                                                                                                   held Oct. 9-17, 2003. Visitors will   pancy is $2,090.
                                                                                                                   explore Boston, Cape Cod, Cape            The cost includes LBCC tu-
                                                                                                                   Ann, Sturbridge Village and Ply-      ition and fees, airfare, bus trans-
                                                                                                                   mouth. Sights to see include the      portation and all breakfasts.
                                                                                                                   site of the Salem Witch Trials,       Most lunches and dinners will
                                                                                                                   the Norman Rockwell Museum            not be covered in the cost.
                                                                                                                   and walks in Lexington and                Three informational meetings
                                                                                                                   Concord where the “shot heard         will be held during spring and
                                                                                                                   ‘round the world” was fired.          summer terms at LBCC to pre-
                                                                                         Photo by Thomas Lin       Participants will even follow         pare for the trip, and review of
   Capturing the Motion                                                                                            Mary’s “little lamb” to school.       the history of the area.
                                                                                                                      The trip was planned to take           Those interested in more in-
   Aida, a member of the Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild, performs in front of
                                                                                                                   advantage of the fall foliage in      formation about the trip should
   students in a figure drawing class last Wednesday in the Forum. The students were                               the area, but history is the focus.   contact Del Weeks, 541-754-1831,
   practicing gesture drawing.                                                                                     Albany Extended Learning Di-          or Albany Extended Learning,
                                                                                                                   rector Gwenn Marchese will            541-917-4845, by June 1, 2003.




As graduation dawns, students prepare for future
by Dee Denver                                      Many students are finding themselves         summer when there are more and better           the organized ones. Get there on time,
for The Commuter                               in similar situations this time of year.         choices.                                        have your books and papers with you,
                                               Although transfer-                                 Residence halls are another option for        just be ready,” Klampe states. “It will be
   Caps and gowns have been ordered.           ring to a new school                                               housing. The ages of the      different.” Probably the biggest differ-
Our friends and families have been noti-       can be exciting it is                                                people that live in the     ence between LBCC and a four-year col-
fied. Applications have been mailed, and       also a little intimi-                                                residence halls vary,       lege or university is the class size. Ac-
acceptance letters have been received.         dating. According                                                   but most of the people       cording to a few OSU students you will
Life is in its never-ending cycle of change.   to Angie Klampe, a                                                  are in their late teens to   go from classes with 20 to 30 students to
Soon finals will be over and some of us        counselor at LBCC,                                                  early twenties, and a        classes with 50 to 200 students. You will
will be moving on to four-year colleges        the first step for a                                               residence hall can take       also encounter a lot of classes that are
and universities.                              successful transfer is                                            away the pressure of           taught by graduate teaching assistants
   Amber Jaime, a current LBCC stu-            to contact and visit the                                         finding a house and pay-        instead of the professors.
dent, will be transferring to the Univer-      four-year college or                                            ing the monthly bills.              Even if you are not transferring next
sity of Oregon next fall. Her biggest          university you want                                                    Klampe advises you        fall you can start this process early. An-
worries are the class sizes and less one-      to go to and contact                                                 talk to the admissions      drea Hawley, a LBCC student with a
on-one contact.                                the faculty in your                                                  department as well as       year left at the community college, has
   “I am excited, but I”m a little intimi-     major area.                                                          a counselor. The admis-     already started to talk to counselors and
dated,” Jaime said. “I’m basically wrap-           Other things to                                                 sions department can         advisors.
ping things up at LBCC. I’m ready to           look into while you                                                 let you know what cred-         “I want to make sure I do the right
move on.”                                      are at the college are                                               its will transfer to the    thing,” Hawley says. She wants to attend
   Jaime has been taking general courses       housing, job opportu-                                                   university and the       U of O law school, but she isn’t sure
at LBCC and will receive her associates        nities, and transporta-                                                 counselors can help      where she wants to get her bachelors
of arts degree in June. She will be major-     tion costs. Many colleges                                               you decide on the        degree. “I know I can get more credits
ing in psychology at U of O with a minor       and universities have de-                                           right classes to take in     here and I like the small setting of LBCC.”
in sociology.                                  partments that can help, but                                    the fall. Using these re-           The transition from LBCC to a four-
   “I’m looking forward to meeting new         do some research of your own.                              sources can be the difference         year college or university can be easy, as
people and really exploring my major,”         Sometimes just walking the                              between a smooth transition and          long as you are prepared.
Jaime states. She has already filled out       streets near the college or univer-                   a bumpy one. Klampe also advises              Talk to your counselors at both col-
her early registration papers and is ready     sity can give you a great idea about             the transfer students to be as organized        leges, make sure the paperwork is done
for an on campus tour and orientation in       housing. The best time to start looking          as they can.                                    and get ready to have an exciting time in
June.                                          for a place to live is at the beginning of the      “The successful students tend to be          new place.
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                                                 Pain in the Neck                                   Umbrella will be available for
                                                    Dr. Volney Willett, M.D. will                   purchase.
     Double Trouble
        Identical 17-year-old                    be on campus Thursday, May
     twins in Nuremberg, Ger-                    29, from 12-1 p.m., in the Alsea-                  Watch “Basquiat”
     many, made it appear they                   Calapooia room to talk about                          The film “Basquiat” will be
     could be in two places at                   “Neck and Back Pain.”Dr.                           shown as part of the Spring Art
     once, and used the trick to                 Willett is a family practitioner                   Film Series on Thursday, May
     bully younger kids into                     with Albany Family & Specialty                     29 in Forum room 104 from 2:30
     handing over protection                     Medicine and will answer ques-                     - 5 p.m. The showing is free.
     money and generally do-                     tions about neck and back pain.
     ing their bidding. The two                  He invites other questions of a                    Good Play
     would dress in identical                    medical nature as well. The semi-                     “Quilters” is on stage this
     clothes. One twin would                     nar is free to staff and students,                 week at LBCC in Takena The-
     start to chase an intended                  and is sponsored by the LBCC                       ater. Showings are May 29 at
     victim, who would round a                   Family Connections, the LBCC                       7:30 p.m., May 30 and 31 at 8
     corner and “come face-to-                   Wellness Program and Albany                        p.m., and June 1 at 3 p.m.
     face with the other twin and                Family & Specialty Medicine.
     freak out,” a policeman                     Call 917-4897 to register. Soup                    Write Now                                                                                  Photo by Jeremy Hennig
     said. By telling victims “you               and roll lunch will be provided.                      Today (May 28) Kathryn
                                                                                                                                               Joseph Novak, Seth Williams and Susan Prock share what diversity
     can run but you can’t hide”                                                                    Lang, senior literary editor of
                                                                                                                                               means to them at last week’s Peace Pole dedication ceremony.
     they established a thriving                 Presidential Search                                the SMU Press, will talk about
     criminal enterprise until the                  The Board of Education is                       “Preparing a Book, Manuscript,
     cops stepped in.

     Great Show
                                                 conducting initial interviews of
                                                 presidential candidates this
                                                 week. The finalists will receive a
                                                                                                    and Publishing Fiction & Non-
                                                                                                    Fiction.” She will give advice on
                                                                                                    manuscript preparation, work-
                                                                                                                                               Peace poles help
        A naked couple pulled
     their car over on a highway
     in eastern Albania and then
                                                 second interview during the first
                                                 week in June. The screening
                                                 committee which includes rep-
                                                                                                    ing with agents and editors, and
                                                                                                    publishing successfully. Lang’s
                                                                                                    presentation is sponsored by the
                                                                                                                                               unify community
                                                                                                                                               by Wendy Geist                        “We need to interact with
     got out and made love on                    resentatives from faculty, clas-                   OSU MFA Program and is part                of The Commuter                    people and not treat them as
     the side of the road in broad               sified, management and the                         of The Craft of Writing Series. It                                            experiences” Prock said, quot-
     daylight, undeterred by the                 community has been invited to                      will be held in the La Raza Room,             The campus has three new        ing philosopher Martin Buber.
     fact they were being ob-                    participate in an advisory ca-                     in the Memorial Union on the               pillars of hope to look up to.        “It’s not easy to do, but that is
     served by hundreds of other                 pacity to the Board. Faculty and                   OSU campus at 4 p.m.                          Three peace poles, each dis-    what I aspire to do,” she said,
     drivers. When they were                     staff will be notified of an open
                                                                                                                                               playing four different languages   explaining how the poles will
     finished, they got back into                forum schedule.                                    Pickers Welcome                            reading: “May peace prevail on     remind her everyday to treat
     their car and drove off. The                                                                      On Saturday, May 31, New                earth,” were unveiled last Tues-   other people as human beings.
     daily Korrieri newspaper                    Free Concert                                       Morning Bakery, in Corvallis, is           day in a dedication ceremony          Novak, who was born and
     referred to the pair as the                   The LB Chamber Choir will                        hosting its Last Saturday Blue-            led by student ambassador Seth     raised in Hungary, has a lot of
     “wild sex couple.”                          present a free concert in the                      grass Jam at 7:30 pm and hosted            Williams, Board of Education       pride in the United States and
                                                 northeast corner of the Court-                     by Sally Jane Wilson and friends.          member Joseph Novak and            expresses it through words and
     Nice Chest                                  yard on Thursday from 12-1 p.m.                                                               Multicultural Center coordina-     involvement in the community.
        A man with a “border-                                                                       Coffeehouse Finale                         tor Susan Prock.                      “I never knew what peace
     line personality disorder”                  Opening the Umbrella                                  On Friday, May 30, at 7:30 pm              “It’s my hope that the poles    was,” Novak said, explaining
     has accused his female doc-                    Writers included in this year’s                 is the Best Cellar Coffeehouse             will promote peace and diver-      how the country he lived in
     tor of having sex with him                  Eloquent Umbrella and other                        Season Finale featuring Plaehn-            sity on campus,” Williams said.    changed its governmental struc-
     while he was her psycho-                    Valley writers are invited to                      Hino Blues Band and Two Hits                  The poles are “adding to a      ture from fascism to commu-
     therapy patient. She denied                 share their work in an open read-                  & a Ms. at the First Congrega-             worldwide network of peace,”       nism.
     this and, as proof, submit-                 ing, today (May 28) from 2 to                      tional Church, 4515 West Hills             Prock said, and will be joining       “Prejudice is not the right at-
     ted a picture of her breasts                3:20 p.m. in Takena Hall room                      Road, Corvallis. Admission is              over 2,000 other poles in 180      titude to have,” he said, “We
     to the physicians disciplin-                205. Copies of the 2003 Eloquent                   $4 to 10 on a sliding scale.               countries.                         must celebrate our unity.”
     ary board. She said this
     proves her innocence, be-
     cause they bear the scars of                Tuition: LB rate still below state-wide average of $60 per credit
     breast reduction surgery                       From Pg. 1                                                           “It will cost me way more to have to wait    cheaper tuition.
     that the patient didn’t men-                “we will need to look at a tuition increase                          a couple years than being able to work those        Dr. Ed Watson, vice president for aca-
     tion when asked if his doc-                 beyond this $7 increase,” he said.                                   two years,” McDevitt said.                      demic affairs, stated his concern.
     tor had any distinct                           The college’s tuition could increase an-                             Or, to take the required classes students        “If other schools raise tuition and allow
     marks.She offered to show                   other $10, making it $60 per credit, which is                        “will now have to go to OSU and pay $130        their full time enrollment to grow, and we
     her actual breasts to the                   the current state average for community                              per credit or will have to drive to another     don’t do the same, we are in tough compe-
     board. A reporter described                 colleges. LBCC’s new tuition of $50 per                              community college and still pay more,” he       tition,” he said.
     them as “spectacular.”                      credit is still the lowest in the state.                             added.                                              “Portland Community College’s full-time
                                                    James McDevitt, a second-year student                                Committee member and board chair             enrollment will be down only 1 percent,”
     Hungry Cat                                  in business, spoke in front of LBCC’s Board                          Janice Horner said, “I would have to echo       Watson said, “and they have the highest
        A fisherman snagged a                    of Education last Wednesday before they                              what the student here tonight said. Having      tuition. LBCC’s full-time enrollment could
     25-pound chinook salmon                     took a vote on the Budget Committee’s rec-                           to wait another year to finish your degree      be down 5 percent next year.”
     in the Kalama River, and                    ommended $7 increase.                                                before getting a job would be bad.”                 Besides the increase in tuition, 11 other
     strapped the fish to his back                  “LBCC needs to raise tuition to supply                               Committee and board member Tom               options for fee and revenue increases were
     for the hike out of the deep                the best education it can to its students,”                          Wogaman said, “I will use the young man’s       discussed at the April Budget Committee
     woods of Washington state.                  McDevitt said. “Each time a class is full, we                        reasoning; waiting a year is bad. But there     meeting, but the committee decided that the
     That’s when the cougar                      are hurt from reaching our goals.”                                   will be folks in my community that will         individual options would produce too many
     spotted him. The big cat                       “I am in favor of raising tuition,” McDevitt                      have a tough time paying.”                      new processes and accounting systems to
     pounced from behind,                        also told the Budget Committee.                                         Although the $7 tuition increase will not    maintain them.
     knocking him down, and                         Some classes are offered only once a year                         add any classes, the new cost of tuition            “The college is based on tuition” and it
     gobbled down some of the                    and students find themselves paying extra                            reflects the competitive market of a commu-     would be “in the best interest of the stu-
     fish before scampering off.                 costs including rent when waiting around                             nity college education. Students from other     dents to not charge extra fees in lieu of
                                                 to get their degree.                                                 districts have been turning to LBCC for         tuition,” Carnahan said.

                                  CAMPUS CALANDAR FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 21-27                                                                                             CORRECTION
    3:30 p.m.                 2:45-5 p.m.               12-1 p.m.            12-1 p.m.                  8/3 p.m.         2-4 p.m.
    Stud. Gov. Mtg., SL&L     “Basquiat,” F-104         Choir, Courtyard     Vets. Forum, Mult. Ctr     “Quilters,”      Movie Days,              In last week’s story about      Also, the line: For more infor-
    2-3:30 p.m.               12-1 p.m.                 7:30 p.m.            8 p.m.                     Takena           Clubs and Organiza-   Writing 121 Awards, the loca-      mation, contact Beth Camp of
    Eloquent Umbr., T-205     “Neck/Back,” Alsea Cal.   “Quilters” T-Thtr.   “Quilters,” Tak. Theater   Theater          tions Room            tion where Susie Ford took the     the English Department at 917-
       WEDNESDAY                            THURSDAY                                FRIDAY              SAT./SUN.             MONDAY           class was incorrectly stated.      4556; was deleted.
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Energy budget shows oil resources may vanish by 2050
by Heather M. Scott                                           percent chance that we will be effectively out of oil by        holds the title for safest energy source. In fact, Mulder
of The Commuter                                               2050.” Mulder also commented that there is approxi-             anticipates the use of nuclear power (primarily nuclear
                                                              mately a 10 percent chance that we could be out of oil by       fusion) as the energy source that will take the place of oil


P
       eople of all ages, races and backgrounds, moving       2030 based on the rate that the human race is currently         and natural gas upon its consumption. Mulder also
       through their day-to-day lives use energy. A           utilizing the resource. In addition; the population of the      hopes for the further exploration of solar energy.
       student typing on a home computer, a housewife         human race is growing exponentially, doubling every                The US Department of Energy Web Site shows that
reading under the soft glow of a table lamp, a young          35 years, but according to Mulder, the growth rate is           20 percent of monthly energy in the United States is
man speeding through the streets while talking on a cell      beginning to take longer because of the HIV epidemic            from nuclear electric. According to the Uranium Infor-
phone to a woman cooking a TV dinner in a microwave           and “limited” childbirths in China. The energy budget           mation Center at www.uic.com, 60 times more energy
oven, children snuggled next to the television enjoying       does consider this increase but depleting energy sources        could be extracted from nuclear energy sources. “To-
the heat of the oil stove only feet away, are all examples    also mean depleting lifestyles. Energy pricing is likely        day 31 countries use nuclear energy to generate up to 3/
of energy usage in the world.                                 to increase in future years as oil and natural gases are        4 of their electricity.” Even though nuclear reactors are
   But what if these resources were no longer available?      less available.                                                 expensive to build, the reactors themselves are rela-
This is the question students in Greg Mulder’s general            “We live in an era in which energy is very cheap. You       tively cheap to operate. Nuclear fission energy does
science class asked themselves earlier this month while       might think that $1.70 is expensive for gasoline. How-          have downfalls including the nuclear waste that has to
working with a program appropriately titled “the En-          ever, when you take inflation into consideration, gaso-         be disposed of and the possibilities of nuclear reactors
ergy Budget”.                                                 line is at the cheapest that it has ever been since we          being used for terrorist activity.
   The Energy Budget was originally created by Pat            s t a r t e dusing it a little over a century ago,” said           Nuclear fusion, if workable, will have “nearly limit-
Keefe of Clatsop Community College. Keefe used                                     Mulder. This reasoning may also con-       less fuel supply and will create little or no waste”,
numbers only relevant to the United States in                                       tribute to the lack of knowledge that     according to Mulder.
the creation of his program, which is cur-                                              the public has about energy prob-        Solar energy is an option to create clean energy,
rently an on-going educational project                                                          lems the world may face       although building adequate solar cells to create enough
involving Mulder, Keefe, and Rick                                                                 in the future.              energy to replace the worlds consumption would re-
Tatara from St. Mary’s College in                                                                       Incredibly, the       quire the coverage of the the entire planet, if all humans
Notre Dame, Indiana.                                                                                United States,with        chose to use energy as it is used in North America.
   Mulder began the global                                                                          only 5 percent of the        Along with solar energy, wind power is a clean and
energy budget after com-                                                                            world population,         plentiful energy source. Wind is also one of the fastest
ing to work at LBCC.                                                                               manages to consume 30      growing of all major energy sources; unfortunately,
The computer                                                                                     percent of the yearly glo-   wind only produces a small fraction of the energy the
program suc-                                                                      bal energy supply. Furthermore, the         human race consumes. Wind power also takes up a
cessfully                                                                         average United States citizen “con-         great deal of space.
                                                                                 sumes over 150 times the energy of the          US Department of Energy statistics show that hydro-
                                                                              typical Nigerian.”                              electric energy, or the capture of flowing water to create
                                                                            “Personally, I would put a large tax on gaso-     electricity, takes top billing, at 99.1 percent of renewable
                                                                     line so that our prices are consistent with those of     energy sources used in the United States, yet produces
                                                                  Europe. I think more Americans would walk or take           only 7 percent of the total energy output. Unfortu-
                                                                mass transit although I think that will take years to         nately, most rivers in the world have already been
               budgets the en-                                change. In the era of unending money, people simply             tapped for this purpose.
            ergy accessible for                               got raises to cover the increased costs and kept driv-             “The numbers pretty clearly show that we’ll be run-
          the human race up un-                               ing—I don’t see those easy money days returning any             ning out of fossil fuels some time in the middle of this
         til the year 2030. Resources                         time soon and perhaps people would then think about             century. When students were asked what we can do
        such as coal, oil and natural gas as well as solar,   other alternatives,” said Sue Shumway a student in              about this, they typically answered “We’ll use solar and
      nuclear and wind power are featured in the bud-         Mulder’s GS106 class.                                           wind and we’ll be ok”-it doesn’t take much manipula-
     get. The Energy Budget requires students to look             Even though estimates conclude we may see the end           tion of the numbers to show that solar and wind aren’t
   ahead and decide upon an outlook for the future of         of oil and possibly natural gas by 2050, there is an            the complete solution,” said Mulder.
energy, take into account the lifestyles of people around     abundance of coal left on the earth, which provides a              Mulder offers three quick tips to those wishing to do
the world, anticipate changes in energy leaders and           significant amount of our current energy. According to          their part to conserve some energy: First, buying com-
substitution for current energy sources.                      www.PBS.org, 50 percent of the United States’ current           pact fluorescent light bulbs will save energy and poten-
    “One of the beautiful things about the Energy Bud-        electricity is generated by coal.                               tially 35 dollars a year from your pocket book. Second,
get is that there are many possible energy futures that           According to Mulder, coal is the most dangerous             have a free energy audit done on your home. Third,
will work for our world. By playing with the Energy           energy source, killing approximately 500,000 people             simply stop driving.
Budget, you can tailor the future that you would most         per year. “The good thing is there is a lot of it,” said           “Ride a bike, take the bus, it’s healthier for you, better
like to see,” said Mulder in an e-mail interview.             Mulder about coal to his GS106 class. “The bad thing is         on the environment, lowers your taxes and conserves
    Mulder speculates, “at current trends, there is an 80     there is a lot of it.” Despite skepticism, nuclear fission      energy!” said Mulder.




                                                                                                                                                       Heads Up
                                                                                                                                                       Third-year graphic arts
                                                                                                                                                       students Josie Gonzales,
                                                                                                                                                       Jamie Pike and Richard
                                                                                                                                                       Beard play a friendly game
                                                                                                                                                       of croquet last week.
                                                                                                                                                       Graphic art students have
                                                                                                                                                       made it an annual tradition
                                                                                                                                                       to play croquet on the lawn
                                                                                                                                                       behind the AHSS building
                                                                                                                                                       on the night they set up the
                                                                                                                                                       Student Graphic Design
                                                                                                                                                       Show in the gallery. This
                                                                                                                                                       year, students played the
                                                                                                                                                       day after because they said
                                                                                                                                                       it took too long to set up.
                                                                                                                                                       Croquet is an outdoor
                                                                                                                                                       game in which the players
                                                                                                                                                       use mallets to drive a ball
                                                                                                                                                       through hoops in the
                                                                                                                                                       ground.
                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Jeremy Hennig
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Takena: Despite budget cuts, show must go on
    From Pg. 1
    “It’s a wonderful theater building,”
said George Lauris, performing arts de-
partment chair and instructor. But, he
added, “Over 20 years, all of the systems
in the theater plant are worn out, includ-
ing the lighting, stage rigging and seats.
Renovations need to be done to preserve
the function of the building.”
    “If the lighting failed, we would have
to shut the whole theater down,” ex-
plained Gary Ruppert, director of the                                                                                                             Performing Arts Department Chair
Arts and Communication Division.                                                                                                                  George Lauris says the 20-year-old
    After years on the capital improve-                                                                                                           facility is long overdue for renovations.
ment back burner, aging Takena Theater
is finally scheduled for restoration, thanks                                                                                                         He added that the timing of the reno-
in large part to a $500,000 donation from                                                                                                         vation in relation to budget cuts is purely
Albany realtor Russell Tripp.                                                                                                                     coincidental. “They started talking about
    “The music and drama programs have                                                                                                            this 12 years ago,” he said.
been good resources for the school and                                                                                                               What’s more, Peterson noted, the the-
community,” Tripp said, adding that his                                                                                                           ater is “a function of the community, not
decision to contribute to LB was only                                                                                                             just the performing arts department.”
natural given his longstanding connec-                                                                                                               Ruppert agreed, saying that facilities
tion to the college.                                                                                                                              and operations are “just two totally sepa-
    “I go back a long ways at Linn-Benton,”                                                                             Photos by Thomas Lin
                                                                                                                                                  rate things.” He added that the theater is
he said. “I was part of the group that got                                                                                                        also used for musical performances and
started in 1960 to try to get a community       In the control room next to the catwalk, Takena Theater Manager Bruce Peterson                    community events like the annual
college going in Linn County.”                  points to the antiquated lighting system, saying old analog parts are hard to find.               children’s show in the winter that brings
    In addition to his 14-year role on the                                                                                                        7,000 children from the Linn-Benton ar-
original Board of Education, Tripp has          will we be able to use the bond money?”       shop foreman’s half-time position.                  eas.
stayed involved and is currently on the         said Ruppert, who manages the renova-            The cuts, which took effect this past               With the planned improvements,
LBCC Foundation Committee.                      tion project. He explained that though        fall term, have resulted in a reduction of          Peterson suggested it might also be pos-
    The donation, made in the form of           about $8 million in bond money remains,       theater department performances from                sible to draw more events and confer-
stocks and real estate, may do better than      requests for capital improvements total       three to two plays a year.                          ences to the theater in the future.
his initial pledge of a half million, Tripp     $15 million.                                     Despite all this, Lauris said, “I don’t             He went on to say that the renovations
said, depending on the markets.                     As with the recently installed side-      take cuts personally. I don’t take it like          would reduce maintenance costs over
    Construction is slated to take place the    walks and signs, this planned renovation      we were singled out. I take it like we were         time. Future repairs would be easier and
summer of 2004. When completed, the             comes at an awkward time, with pro-           part of a general cut.”                             cheaper with the new system, he said.
renovated theater will be renamed after         grams under-funded and tuition on the            He pointed to LCC and COCC, both of              Because parts are so hard to find for the
Tripp.                                          rise. The performing arts program itself      which lost their theater programs en-               old equipment, it’s often uneconomical
    The performing arts department is           has been one of the hardest hit, and the      tirely, saying that it leaves Linn-Benton           trying to fix them.
grateful for the $500,000 donation, but         irony is not lost on members of its faculty   as the only community college with a                   Of course, the renovations will also
Peterson said even more is needed if the        and staff.                                    theater program within a hundred miles.             benefit students studying theater.
theater is to last another 20 years.                Instructor Lauris acknowledged, “It is    “Here, we were reduced, but not elimi-                 Ruppert said the new equipment will
    The renovation proposal from                ironic that in the process of reducing our    nated.”                                             add value to the program as production
Ruppert’s office projects the cost of a new     service to students, we have money to            “You can look at it, ‘Ok, this is a disas-       assistants learn to operate modern lights
theatrical lighting system alone (includ-       restore the theater.”                         ter.’ Or you can look at it, ‘This is a reality.    and actors take advantage of the added
ing wiring, digital dimmers, computer-              In effect, cuts to the performing arts    What can we build out of what’s left?’”             versatility.
ized lighting controls and gyroscopically-      department have reduced the program           said Lauris, who has taught at Linn-                   Throughout the play, the glowing
controlled lighting instruments) at             down to one year’s worth of theater trans-    Benton for 17 years. “I’m optimistic that,          background colors shift from orange to
$450,200. The curtains (the main curtain,       fer credits from two-year’s worth, Lauris     in the next year or so, through some                blue, red, purple and green. It is now
a non-asbestos fire curtain and black           said. All technical theater courses were      innovations we’ll be able to increase the           back to orange again.
masking curtains) would be another              cut (including scene construction, light-     opportunities for students who wish to                 After two and a half hours of song and
$107,800. Enhancements to the audio sys-        ing design, stage management and stage        have a college theater experience.”                 dance, sorrow and joy, the enormous
tem will cost $25,850. And improvements         makeup classes) along with Acting II,            He went on to predict, “I think we’ve            legacy quilt unfurls to the delight of the
to aesthetics (walls and carpeting) and         Acting III and Acting For the Camera.         hit bottom. I don’t think there will be any         audience. The cast bows and streams
audience comfort (seats) add up to              “The remaining classes have been over-        more cuts at this college.”                         offstage. Overhead lights illuminate au-
$300,000.                                       filled,” he added.                               To put the proposed renovation in                dience members as they file out of Takena
    All told, the prospectus asks for               The program also lost half of its tech-   perspective, Peterson explained that                Theater, eager to meet the players. Once
$883,850.                                       nical support, with the reduction of          Takena Theater was originally built for             more, the stage is empty. For another
    “The question is, if we project that it     Peterson’s full-time position to three-       $2.8 million. Today, he said, it would cost         day, the old machine has kept the show
costs $800,000 and the gift is only $500,000,   quarters time and the elimination of the      approximately $10 million to replace it.            going.




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‘Local Vocals Local
Feet’ brings area
artists to Majestic
by Peggy Isaacs                      not cared for “just like people.”
of The Commuter                         Amy Gilson and Ali
                                     Helmboldt (with Angela
   Last Monday, May 19, at the       Carlson) sang opera. An Aztec
Majestic Theater in Corvallis,       dance was performed by
resident Laurie McKenzie, Cõalli     Malintzin.
Dog Productions and Commu-              The Rainbo and Jefe Show
nity Outreach, Inc., teamed up       used “Spoken Word” and a
with local artists to present “Lo-   stand-up bass for their duo of
cal Vocals Local Feet.” The event    political awareness. Performing
was a benefit for Community          Celtic music was Gaita Gar-
Outreach, Inc. (the new Sun-         banzo.
flower House).                          One of the favorite perform-
   The nine performances were        ers of the evening was definitely                                                                                          Photo by Thomas Lin
different multicultural dances       the Rainbo and Jefe Show. Their       Linda Spain, Kate Hill, Audrey Perkins, and Sarah Edminster performed last Friday at Takena Theater
and song, which was the theme        “Spoken Word” sounded more            in this year’s spring production of “Quilters.” Tickets are on sale now for this weekend.
of the evening. The dance num-       like a political rap in beatnik
bers included: Redwolf, Native       style, with the bass sounds ac-
American; Indian Students
Assoc. of OSU, Indian; Baila con
                                     companied the vocals.
                                        Mesmerizing sounds from the
                                                                           Local quilts on display at ‘Quilters’
Mexico, Mexican; Contemos con        Aztec Dancers carried away the        from the LBCC News Service                           during the regular business hours of the college.
Los Ninos: Mexican and Latino        thoughts as they ceremoniously                                                             Patrons of the show will also be able to view the
American Music; and belly danc-      danced around the smoke they             The Quilt Loft in Albany and LBCC Perform-        quilts in the Library half an hour before the play
ers doing Egyptian Cabaret and       had lit in the middle of the stage.   ing Arts are joining forces to extend the fifth      begins on May 29, 30 and 31.
American Tibet Dancing. This         The sounds took one to an un-         annual Quilt Show during LBCC’s spring pro-             Donovan has received much assistance from
very colorful dancing all hap-       known faraway place but deep          duction of the musical play “Quilters.”              the Quilt Loft in preparing for the production,
pened before intermission.           inside and frighteningly famil-          Antique and heirloom quilts, including friend-    including securing many of the quilting props for
   In the Spotlight perfor-          iar.                                  ship quilts, are on display through June 1 in the    the play and taught the actors some quilting pro-
mances, during the second half          This event certainly was           Library, the Takena Hall Lobby, and inside Takena    cedures and terminology.
of the show, was Kimberly            thought out and well produced.        Theater in conjunction with the play, which con-        Some of the quilts on display come from the
Gifford, from “thriving theater.”    The performances were excel-          cludes this weekend with shows May 29 at 7:30        Mary’s River Quilts Guild in Benton County and
One performance gave a com-          lent and the dancing superb.          p.m., May 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. and June 1 at 3 p.m.   the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild in Lebanon.
parison about people growing            Be sure to catch any one of the       According to Jane Donovan, director of the           Call the 24-hour reservation/message line in
like sunflowers and what hap-        local artists performing around       play, having a quilt show is a traditional part of   Takena Box office at 541-917-4531 for tickets or
pens to sunflowers if they are       town; you’ll be glad you did.         the play. The quilts will be available for viewing   more information about the play.


Witty humor and penny whistle bring
therapeutic songs to local coffee shop
by Peggy Isaacs
of The Commuter
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Philomath Blvd., in the Sunset Center, opened                                                                             and receive balance of May
their doors on Friday, May 23 to the Rita and Bill
Show, which debuted at the Oregon Folklife Fes-
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tival in 1996.                                                                                                        receive June, July, & August 2003
   Rita Brown and Bill Smyth enchanted the crowd                                                                           for only $300/Month
with their fun, lively contemporary Folk Music.
Brown played the penny whistle, guitar and sang
vocals, while Smyth kept up the witty humor                                                                                            Brand New!
playing guitar and moving to the beat.
   Brown and Smyth sang, as one music executive                                                                   •Be the first to live in these well-appointed
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   Brown, smiling with sweet intent throughout          Rita Brown and Bill Smyth delight audiences at                       •Washer / Dryer hookups
the set, sang melodies like an angel. Smyth, while      the Creekside Coffee Co. in Corvallis last Friday.             •Two state-of-the-art fitness rooms
telling the crowd that Creekside was “their new
favorite place for coffee,” taught the audience         and leave her too. So her son stays home “waiting                  (one featuring free weights)
lyrics to sing along. Some of the audience may          for the mailman to bring him silver and gold.” By                 •Covered parking, extra storage
have gotten up to dance, but this reserved crowd        this time Smyth suggested to the audience to                          •Just minutes to LBCC
only nodded their heads, tapped their feet to the       “pick up a chord and sing along to any song,”
music, and sang along. Brown feels that “singing        which they did.
along is very therapeutic.”                                This duo’s banter is humorous and can be
   Brown and Smyth’s music was inspiring and            enjoyed at the Eugene Saturday Market, June 14                Mountain View at RiverGreen
uplifting. Their song list included one of their        between 12-1 p.m. They will also perform this
own songs: “Meghan’s Lament,” “Peter’s Dream,”          summer at the OSU Campus Memorial Union on                       Norris & Stevens Inc.
by Lennie Gallant, and a robust down-home folk          Wednesday, August 13 between 12-1 p.m.
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ing more lyrics to the audience, everyone sang             By the end of the night, feeling good and enjoy-
along to Ron Hines’, “Sunny’s Dream.” This is a         ing life is the message that this couple instilled
charming tune of a sailor’s wife at home alone          inside with their “stunningly beautiful harmo-
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Hoop team gets new assistant
by Jered Reid                                           from his basketball teams. However, he believes
for The Commuter                                        that the college level will be a different style than
                                                        he is used to, in particular due to the shot clock at
   The Linn-Benton men’s basketball team will           the college level. The shot clock, which adds a
have a new face on its bench this season with the       new dimension to the game, will work into
hiring of West Albany’s Everitt Hartman.                Hartman’s preference for a faster paced game.
   Hartman is the new assistant basketball coach           Coach Falk is in his 13th season with the
at Linn-Benton and has been busy helping head           Runners and is quite enthusiastic about his new
Coach Randy Falk in recruiting for the upcoming         assistant. Among the things that he is hoping
season.                                                 Hartman will contribute are experience, knowl-
   For the past four seasons Hartman has been           edge and scouting. This was Hartman’s first year
the head coach for the West Albany High School          of college scouting, but he has done a terrific job
boys’ team. However, he had been with the West          with it, according to Falk.
Albany program 14 years before he became the               “Recruiting has been different then anything I
head coach fo the varsity boys’ team. Hartman           have ever done before,” said Hartman about his
also teaches advance placement history, and psy-        first year. The recruiting for this season went
chology at West. Hartman’s first coaching job           quite well for the Roadrunners.
came right after college, when he joined the               Thanks to the help from Coach Hartman, the
Philomath High School coaching staff in 1982.           Runners were able to recruit seven athletes that
   Now Coach Hartman is prepared to go up to            they wanted. “We got a real good recruiting
the next level.                                         class,” said Hartman. “We looked at our needs,
   “I think every high school coach in the back of      in terms of team and personnel and we feel that
their minds wonders what it would be like to            we filled every need we really had.”
coach at the next level. Higher level of competi-          Coach Hartman plans to use his first couple of
tion; better athletes. I think every high school        seasons to learn about the college game. “I’m
coach kind of wonders how they will do at the           gonna have to learn a lot under Coach Falk,
next level,” said Hartman.                              observe, and just be a good, loyal assistant coach,”
   Hartman prefers a fast-paced style of play           Coach Hartman replied.


Smith, Best named to
second team all-league                                                                                          Survivor Challenge
                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Bonnie Quinones



Jered Reid                            outfielder Travis Breidenbach.                                            Jack Giles of Information Services deals cards at last
of The Commuter                       Breidenbach had 22 hits this sea-                                         week’s staff Survivor Challenge. Giles was named the
                                      son with a .338 batting average.                                          fastest player in the men’s division of the mental
   Sophomore baseball players         He also hit five doubles, scored                                          challenge. Players also fought to outwit, outlast and
John Best and Cody Smith were         nine times and had 13 RBI.
named to the All-Southern Divi-          Freshman second baseman
                                                                                                                outplay each other in a food challenge and obstacle
sion Second Team last week.           Jesse Thorpe was awarded Mr.                                              course. Mike Dowless and Mo Ableman won top honors
Both will be playing in the           Leather as the team’s best defen-                                         as the male and female survivors.
Sophomore All-Star game at the        sive player. Right-handed fresh-
University of Portland Sunday.        man pitcher Kyle Koontz got the
Smith and Best also took top          Rolaids Fireman’s Award,
honors at the team level—Smith        which goes to the team’s best
was named MVP and Best got            reliever. Koontz pitched in 40
the team’s Cy Young Award.            1/3 innings going 4-2 and get-
   Smith, an outfielder, led the      ting one save. Koontz allowed
team in batting average, runs,        15 earned runs for a 3.35 ERA,
hits, triples and stolen bases, and   and struck out 27 batters while
tied with two other players for       walking only 12.
the most RBI. He finished with a         The Runners finished 16-22
.338 batting average, 25 runs,        this season, placing third in the   Cody Smith was named the
two triples, six doubles, 12 sto-     Southern Division.                  Roadrunners’ MVP this season.
len bases and 19 RBI.
   Best was the ace of the pitch-
ing staff, compiling a 6-4 record
and a 2.17 ERA. Best struck out
43 batters and walked only 12.
   Two other sophomores, third
baseman Shamen Johnson and                           Then come to the
outfielder Thomas Gulledge, re-           Student Life and Leadership Office and
ceived honorable mention for
league honors. Johnson also re-
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   Johnson was third in the team
in batting average at .307 and
second in hits with 39. Johnson
also was the team co-leader in
home runs and RBI, with two
home runs and 19 runs batted
in. Johnson also had six doubles
and scored 13 times this season.
Gulledge was just behind
Johnson in batting average and
hits, with a .280 batting average
and 33 hits. Gulledge scored 13
times, hit six doubles, and came
up with 19 RBI.                        June 9th and 10th from 10 am till 2 pm.
   The team’s Mr. Hustle Award
went to freshman catcher                     For more information contact
Speedy Ortiz and the Most Im-            Sumartini Krisman in SL & L at 917-4466
proved Player went to freshman
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Riding the Rails
Going by train makes getting
there as fun as being there
by Kate Sundstrom                       relaxing and letting the train take
for The Commuter                        us on our journey northbound.
                                        It was a good decision; one of




I
        t was a warm, sunny, late       the better ones I had made in a
        afternoon as we arrived         long time.
        at the station. After we           As we walked across the plat-
        checked in, while trying        form and onto the step stool pro-
        to adjust the signal on         vided by a solicitious attendant,
Sam’s mini hand-held television,        we made a point to ask which
we heard the attendant an-              side had the best view. “Headed
nounce that the northbound              north, you’ll want to sit on the
train from San Francisco would          right,” he kindly replied. So, we                                                                                               Photo by Jeremy Hennig
be arriving in 30 minutes. Next         took his advice. He was right.
thing I know, Sam and I were on            Shortly after the conductor        Albany’s Amtrak station puts mid-valley residents within reach of Portland and Seattle to the north,
the outside deck taking bets on         collected passenger tickets, we       and San Francisco and Los Angeles to the south.
who would hear the train first,         began our journey.
as we waited to catch the Amtrak           Out my window, paralleling         world. I started to observe those      the dining car for dinner. Cov-       of the Gods—coffee. No, not
to take in the Seattle sights.          the train tracks for a few miles      farmlands, junkyards (albeit           ered in white linen, the stew-        Starbucks, not Seattle’s Best but
    What sounded like thunder           was Interstate 5. I realized how      ever so peaceful in itself), and all   ards were cordial and profes-         Tully’s. We watched the well-
in the background was the multi-        fortunate I was to not be behind      of God’s creatures. There were         sional. The prices of food items      known fish throwers toss a two-
ton steel coach with iron clad          the wheel of my car. I could          many cows grazing in the fields,       were reasonable. We had a glass       foot salmon to another co-
wheels rounding the bend, yield-        imagine myself driving; grip-         dogs in backyards, some bark-          of wine with dinner.                  worker to prepare it for ship-
ing and slowing, releasing its          ping the wheel, temper rising at      ing toward the train, as if they          Part of train etiquette is to be   ping. Sunday, we walked all
brakes as it approached the plat-       people tailgating—riding my           were saying hello.                     seated at a table with strangers      around the hills of Seattle and
form. The Amtrak Cascade had            butt like Mario Andretti getting         I was amazed at how much            particularly when there are only      went to the market again, but
arrived. It was the beginning of        ready to make his move into the       this route boasted some of             two of you traveling together.        further north we took in the pic-
our journey.                            final pass toward the finish line.    America’s breathtaking natural         We sat with two nice people.          turesque scenery of Puget Sound
    Being the East Coast rebel that        As the train gained speed, it      scenery from the Cascades to           One was a professor from OSU          and its glorious panoramic view
I am, I had been yearning to see        generated a rhythm, not just a        the Olympic mountain ranges. I         and another was returning to          of the mountains. The sound of
a Yankees/Mariners baseball             soothing, rocking back and forth      was thankful that we inquired          the Midwest after a thirty-day        the ferries still echoes in my
game forever. So, my friend Sam         rhythm, but a song’s rhythm. As       about seating when we left Al-         tour of the western United States     mind.
and I planned a trip to watch a         we passed by old farmlands,           bany—Mt. Hood was to the               via train.                               Climb aboard and let the
game, take in some of Seattle’s         fields and junkyards full of          East—a majestic beauty rising             The trip to Seattle took about     thunder roar under your feet!
finest God-made and manmade             rusted automobiles, I couldn’t        toward the Heavens ever so             five hours, all of which went         Recline in your seat and rock
attractions and escape from the         help but think of an old Arlo         slightly snowcapped—a natural          ever so quickly. My experience        yourself into a peaceful stupor
weekend chores at home. We              Guthrie song, in my head. I be-       wonder to me. On the west was          of gazing at our glorious land        by traveling on the train.
talked about driving to Seattle.        gan humming the words of a            a shiny glow of orange-yellow          through the eyes of Amtrak was           See the unspoiled wilderness
We talked about taking a small          train song called “Night time on      hues and striking red clouds           such a rewarding experience.          of the Pacific Northwest; catch a
plane to Seattle. We talked about       the City of New Orleans.” I just      above—the sun was fading; end-            When we arrived at the depot       educational tour of historic sites;
taking the train. After discuss-        changed “New Orleans” to Se-          ing a wondrous day.                    in Seattle, we simply took a cab      take in an adventurous ride with
ing the pros and cons of all            attle.                                   As the train glided forward,        to our hotel. It was so nice not      your family; or witness a glori-
modes of transportation, we                It was then I sat back and         the journey included narrow            worrying about fighting traffic,      ous sunset with your loved one
decided to take the train.              began        absorbing          the   passages of trees, it seemed we        finding our hotel or having to        from a most relaxed atmosphere,
    Dealing with traffic can be         Northwest’s glorious sights           were pushing the branches open         wait for luggage at the airport       snuggled in a blanket and pil-
such a hassle and getting to the        from an elevated view aboard          to let us through.                     baggage claim.                        low, swaying back and forth to
airport can be a nightmare. We          the rail car. I had my elbows            I was happy to be able to move         We went to the Yankees game        the soothing rhythm of the mag-
wanted to experience the sights         propped on wide rests; my legs        about the train any time. It was       the next afternoon, but before-       nificent Amtrak.
and sounds of nature by relax-          stretched out on the ottoman and      so comfortable, relaxing and           hand, we visited Pike’s Market           It will add a whole new di-
ing in a wide comfortable chair,        suddenly, I had no cares in the       convenient. Sam and I went to          where I came across new nectar        mension to your life.



  Amtrak’s Albany station connects with the rest of the West
     Seattle is just one of the destinations train travelers     array of seating areas luxurious enough to read, watch           Pacific Northwest is easy. Trains leave daily from
  can reach from the Albany Amtrack Station. Heding              TV or hook up to a computer. Other benefits of using the         Albany and trips are available to book on line.
  south on the Coast Starlight carries you through the           sleepers include meals and showers.                              Amtrak’s Web site is simply www.Amtrak.com. Or
  picturesque Cascade Mountains, towering Califor-                  A new destination added this summer is Amtrak’s               call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit the Albany station. Ask
  nia Redwoods, fertile valleys and spectacular vine-            Empire Builder, which follows the footsteps of the               them to send you the Amtrak Travel Planner bro-
  yards all the way down to San Francisco and LA.                Lewis and Clark Trail down the Columbia River from               chure, 100+ page booklet all about Amtrak. Group
     For sleepyheads, why not go horizontal in a de-             Portland to Astoria.                                             rates are available for 20 paying passengers or more.
  luxe bedroom sleeper? Sleeper car accommodations                  You can also take a four-hour scenic tour of the              Students may receive a 15 percent discount after
  are available on many destinations. Anyone leaving             Columbia Gorge east to the foothills of Mount Hood,              obtaining the student advantage card through
  the station with reservations for a sleeper is treated         where the Mount Hood Railroad provides tours from                Amtrak. There are many tips you can obtain through
  with VIP flair. While waiting for departure, you are           March through mid December. Find this best kept                  the Amtrak Web site or by calling them direct.
  provided with a private lounge, i.e. restroom atten-           secret located just 60 miles east of Portland on I-84.              For Mount Hood Railroad, call 1-800-872-4661 or
  dants, amenities, food and beverage service and an                Planning your weekend get away or vacation of the             on line mthoodrr@gorge.net.


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