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UCSD splits on road

After suffering the most disappointing losses of the season the previous weekend, the UCSD women’s basketball team traveled to Central Valley this weekend, splitting games with California State Universities Stanislaus and Bakersfield. Friday night the Tritons traveled to Turlock to take on the Warriors of CSUS, picking up a 75-63 victory. The Tritons used hot three-point shooting (6 for 8) in the first half to build a 36-25 lead. UCSD cooled off in the second half but managed to add another point to the margin of victory. In a balanced attack, Ali Ginn led the team in scoring with 19 points. Maya Fok added 14, while Margaret Johnson and Nicholle Bromley added 12. Bromley led the team in rebounds, picking up eight. Center Shannon Donnley added 25 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, but her inside dominance was not enough to keep the home side close. The Tritons traveled south to take on the No. 21 Roadrunners of CSUB Saturday night. Unfortunately, UCSD came up on the losing end and was never close to knocking off the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s second-place team. Up 9-8 in the first half, the Tritons fell victim to a 15-0 run that saw the lead jump to 14. UCSD never came within 12 points for the rest of the game. During that run, Bakersfield’s Diane Dittburner shot her 76th three-point field goal of the season, tying the CCAA record. Dittburner added two more before the game ended to give her the record, with six games left to play. UCSD did manage to contain the nation’s leading scorer, center Heather Garay, to 16 points, but Dittburner’s 23 were too much for the Tritons to handle. The Tritons were hindered by poor team shooting going 20-63 (31.7 percent) from the field, well below their season average of 36.7 percent. Ginn led the Tritons in scoring with 13 and in rebounds with six. Sandhal Nelson, in her most minutes of play this season, added six boards and five points. This road trip came on the heels of last week’s heartbreaking losses to San Francisco State University and Sonoma State University. Entering those matches, the Tritons were ranked No. 10 in the west with an outside chance of making the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. Their losses to San Francisco, Sonoma and Bakersfield all but ended any chance the Tritons had to compete in post-season play. UCSD is now 7-9 in the CCAA and 11-10 overall. The Tritons return to action Friday night against California State University Dominguez Hills. The annual UCSD Spirit Night game tips off at 5:30 p.m. at RIMAC Arena. ...

Volleyball drops two to Warriors

The men’s volleyball team had the tough assignment of traveling to Honolulu last weekend for a two-game series against the Warriors of the University of Hawaii. Playing in front of a hostile crowd of 4,759, the Tritons fell to the third-ranked Warriors in straight sets, 30-23, 30-20 and 30-18. It was a tough match for UCSD because Hawaii’s Kimo Tuyay had 22 assists and Jose Delgado led all players with 11 kills. In the first set, hitting percentage told the story, since the Tritons hit .024 while University of Hawaii finished the game with a .286 percentage and a 1-0 lead on the Tritons. The next set was similar, with UCSD managing only 10 kills relative to 15 errors, finishing with a -.114 attack percentage in the second set. UCSD head coach Ron Larsen earned a yellow card during the game while the Tritons slipped behind the Warriors 0-2. UCSD saved the best set for last, smacking 16 kills and finishing with a .394 percentage in the third set. However, the Warriors were too much, hitting an astounding .704 to close out the match. The Tritons were led by Jim Waller, who finished with nine kills, and Jordan Hove, who contributed 33 assists to the UCSD effort. The next day was more of the same for the Tritons when they dropped their second-straight game to the Warriors. The Warriors began the game by garnering 16 kills in the first set, while UCSD was only able to pick up six. The Tritons committed nine errors en route to the 15-30 loss. In the second set, the Tritons bounced back for their best set of the trip, playing tough before falling 26-30. The UCSD defense held Hawaii to 12 kills and lowest hitting percentage of the game, yet was unable to take advantage due to the Warrior defense, which held the Tritons to a .206 percentage. The last game of the set was again close for UCSD, but in the end it was tagged with the 24-30 loss. The Tritons were led by Eric Perrine, who ended with a match-high 16 kills. The Warriors finished with three players in double-digits for kills, led by Delgado’s 13. With the two losses, the Warriors improve to 9-2 overall and remain perfect in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 6-0 record. The Tritons drop to 1-9 overall and at 0-8 are still seeking their first MPSF victory of the season. ...

Tritons win in 14-inning marathon

The Tritons won the first California Collegiate Athletic Association game of their season Friday, but it took them two days and 14 innings to do it. Lyon Liew Guardian UCSD tied the score in the bottom of the ninth inning against California State University Los Angeles Thursday evening, but the end of the game was postponed until Friday due to darkness. After the Tritons jumped out of the gates early with a David Hawk three-run home run, the Golden Eagles erased a 7-1 deficit with a seven-run seventh inning. After both teams traded leads, Cal State L.A. took a 10-9 lead after a squeeze bunt by Denver Berry scored pinch runner Tommy Owen. The Tritons refused to quit and junior center fielder Matt Smith knotted the game at 10 after scoring in the bottom of the ninth on a fielder’s choice by pinch hitter Nigel Miller. On Friday, both teams picked up where they left off and battled into the 14th inning until the Tritons triumphed with an 11-10 victory. In the bottom of the 14th, UCSD left fielder John Bologna reached base on an Eagle error and was brought home for the victory by a Smith single after stealing second base. Triton sophomore Raf Bergstrom tossed five innings of shutout baseball to pick up the win. The following game was hardly as exciting, since the Golden Eagles’ Chris Johnson pitched seven scoreless innings against the Tritons and Cal State L.A. won 7-2. Johnson allowed only five hits to the Triton offense, struck out four and walked none. The Golden Eagles roughed up UCSD starting pitcher Keith Smith for nine hits and five runs in five innings, while the Tritons were only able to muster two runs on seven hits. The Tritons’ only runs of the game came in the ninth inning, when Miller hit a triple to score Matt Kennison and Matt Merriman. Mike Miller had three hits for Cal State L.A., while Troy Young, Tim Wilderson, Rashawn Owens and Rafael Arroyo each contributed two hits to Cal State L.A. coach John Herbold’s school record-tying 397th career victory. After the split, the Golden Eagles move to 4-8 overall and 1-1 in CCAA, while UCSD’s record is now 5-3-1 overall, 1-1 in CCAA. The two teams finish out their four-game series Feb. 10, traveling to Los Angeles for a noon doubleheader. ...

Two wins for men's tennis

The UCSD men’s tennis team capped off its first week of dual meet competition with victories over College of the Desert and Cal Poly Pomona University last weekend. Colin Young-Wolff Guardian The Tritons, off to a 2-0 record, held onto a 5-4 home exhibition win over four-time defending community college state champions College of the Desert Friday at the North Campus Tennis Courts. The Tritons started off slowly, dropping two of three doubles matches. The lone win came when the Jeff Wilson and Dan Albrecht team, down 5-2 at one point, rallied to win six of the next seven games to take the match 8-6. However, things picked up during the singles matches, with UCSD taking four of six matches to decide the meet. Team captain Michael Meyer, Wilson, Blake Wilson-Hayden and Emil Novak all paced the Triton victory with wins. Hayden-Wilson played an impressive match, easily taking the first set 6-1. However, Desert’s Daniel Briseno rallied to take the second set 6-3, and the two played to a tie-breaker that Wilson-Hayden won 7-6 (6). On Saturday, the Tritons finished off a demanding week with a 6-3 victory over visiting Cal Poly Pomona. This time, the Tritons won two of three doubles matches when the Brian Swatt/Sameer Chopra and Michael Meyer/Everett Schroeter teams tallied wins. They were followed with a repeat of the previous day — singles wins by Meyer, Wilson, Wilson-Hayden and Novak. “”[It] was a good win over a good team,”” head coach Eric Steidlmayer said on the team’s Web site. “”We knew it was going to be tough and it certainly was. I think this match also highlighted a few things we can improve on … Our doubles play must get better, and our readiness to begin the matches must improve if we are to be a very good team.”” The Swatt/Chopra team played the nail-biter of the day, since they were down four match points against Cal Poly’s Ryan Terry and Andy Roland before rallying to force a tie-breaker and win the match 9-8 (2). “”It was toward the end when we were down,”” Swatt said. “”I have a tendency to be more up-and-down in my emotions, but Sameer isn’t. I looked to him. Both those guys were really good players … It worked out for us, but Sameer really came through for us today.”” Meyer had a long weekend, with both of his matches going to three sets. On Friday against Desert, he played Rye Kashawabara to a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory. On Saturday, he played another grueling match that went the distance. This time, Cal Poly Pomona’s Ryan Terry fell, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1, in another lengthy battle — a common occurrence for the Tritons this season. “”We’ve won a lot of three-set matches,”” Swatt said. “”[For example], Mike was in better shape against a really good guy and came out on top. Our conditioning helps us win a lot of third-set matches, and I think that will pay off in the later matches of the season.”” The team’s conditioning is not their most important asset, however, because Swatt said its the Tritons’ competitive nature is what has driven them so far this season. “”That we have a competitive attitude is our biggest thing,”” Swatt said. “”Nobody wants to lose; everybody’s fighting. Physically, we have a lot of talent, but it takes that unwillingness to lose — that fighting attitude has helped us in our matches so far.”” Last season, the Tritons lost to the Roadrunners 6-3, and following two rainouts, the Tritons fell to Cal Poly Pomona 5-4 in their meeting last season. The Tritons also defeated Azusa Pacific University 6-3 earlier in the week after losing to them by the same score last season. “”We lost to all of those teams last year, so to come back, we feel the team is a lot deeper and we’re improved,”” Swatt said. “”We proved this week that we’re a much better team than we were last year … We still have a ways to improve, but we’re definitely on the right track.”” The week had its share of success stories, but the team had a scare last weekend at the Cal Poly Individual Tournament when Swatt suffered from heat exhaustion during his draining third-round, three-set victory over College of the Desert’s Kunio Minata. Swatt said he started cramping during the second set but played through it, and as a result, the cramping worsened after the match. He went to a hospital, where several precautionary tests were conducted before his release. ...

UCSD splits opener with No. 5 Davis

The UCSD women’s softball team started conference play over the weekend by splitting a doubleheader with UC Davis and winning two over Chico State University. Anna MacMurdo Guardian The California Collegiate Athletic Association regular season opened at Triton Softball Field on Friday afternoon when the nationally fifth-ranked UC Davis Aggies came for a doubleheader. Fresh off throwing a no-hitter against Vanguard University, Triton senior Leea Harlan took the mound in the first game, but it quickly became apparent that Davis would not let her repeat that feat. The Aggies opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with one out, then they strung together three consecutive hits to take a 1-0 lead. With runners on second and third and only one out, the Aggies looked poised to break the game open, but the Triton defense picked up when UCSD shortstop Kim Aggabao fielded a grounder and caught the Davis baserunner in a rundown between third and home. Harlan induced a weak groundout back to the mound to end the inning, and then the Triton bats went to work. As she would do many times over the weekend, UCSD third baseman Amy Mettee came up big at the plate, opening the inning with a double off Susan Churchwell. The game was tied on the very next play when an error allowed Mettee to scamper home and sent left fielder Kristina Anderson to second. With two outs and Anderson on third, Christi Martinelli reached on Churchwell’s second throwing error of the inning, allowing Anderson to score. Right fielder Jamie Hurst came through in the clutch with a single to center that brought Martinelli around to score due to a fielding error by Davis catcher Angie Linsenmeyer. The Tritons scored three runs in the inning off two hits and three Davis errors to take a 3-1 lead. Aggie first baseman Suzanne Yale cut into that lead immediately with a towering solo home run to open the second inning. Harlan then settled into a rhythm, retiring six of the next seven batters she faced. Leading off in the top of the fourth, Linsenmeyer broke Harlan’s rhythm with a leadoff double that the Aggies turned into a run to tie the game. UCSD came back with a run in the bottom of the fourth when catcher Kristin Hunstad’s one-out single was manufactured into a run with the help of another Aggie error and a wild pitch. The Davis bats awoke in the last inning when Jenny Hall led off with a double. Two batters later, Aggie center fielder Shyamala White connected with Harlan’s 3-2 offering and sent it soaring over the left field fence to give Davis a 5-4 lead. “”[White] waits really well and I was trying to bust her inside,”” Harlan said afterward. “”But I left the ball a little bit too far over the plate and she turned on it.”” Freshman Breanne Cope started UCSD off with a single and advanced to second when Churchwell committed her third error of the game, allowing Mettee to reach base. A sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third with one out. Harlan reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Cope with the tying run and moving Mettee to third. Aggabao then picked up her first hit of the day, bringing in Mettee and winning the opener for the Tritons. “”We didn’t play our best but we played as a team,”” head coach Patti Gerckens said afterward. “”When we play as a team, we will win games.”” The team effort was less successful in the second game because the Tritons lacked big hits and played somewhat suspect defense en route to a 3-1 loss. White hit her second home run of the afternoon, this one a two-run shot that was enough to provide a lead the Aggies would not relinquish. The lone Triton run came in the sixth when Harlan and Martinelli each doubled. Davis pitcher Amy Rosson was strong, allowing only six hits over seven innings for the win. Despite the split, coach Gerckens felt good about the way her club stacked up against Davis. “”They didn’t impress me that much. I think we’re a better team,”” she said. The Tritons were given an opportunity to prove themselves when they took on the Wildcats of Chico State on Saturday. “”Chico State is not somebody we should ever lose to,”” Harlan said. Harlan allowed only two hits in seven innings for the complete game shutout. Mettee walked in the first inning, was sacrificed to second, went to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch for the game’s only run. In the second game, pitcher Martinelli sparkled, striking out 14 Wildcats in the 2-1 victory. Martinelli also picked up an RBI in the sixth inning against Wildcat pitcher Katie Stokx. After five-and-a-half scoreless innings, UCSD capitalized on a Wildcat mistake to get its half of the inning started. Anderson reached base because Chico shortstop Megan Farnham could not handle a sharply hit grounder. Anderson moved to second when Harlan laid down a sacrifice bunt. Aggabao followed with a bunt of her own, beating it out for a single and moving Anderson to third base. Martinelli followed with a clutch single to give the Tritons the lead. Two batters later, Aggabao scored on a Hurst single to center, giving UCSD a two-run cushion. The Wildcats built a rally in the top of the seventh, scoring once and bringing the tying and lead runs to third and second base before the Tritons closed it out. ...

Letters to the Editor: A.S. vice president clarifies resolution's intent

Editor: One of the foundations of our country that I am most proud of is that we are allowed freedom of speech and freedom of thought. Some students at UCSD are in full support of our government’s current actions and some are not. It was incredibly astute of the A.S. Council to realize this and work to pass a resolution that is not partisan in giving its unconditional support for the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The intent behind changes to the resolution was to embrace the diversity of opinion of UCSD students. Regardless of politics, the one thing on which we all agree is that we give our love and support to those who are fighting and to those who died in the tragedy of Sept. 11. In this resolution, we promise the men and women who died that they did not do so in vain and that we will never forget the lessons we have learned. The resolution is not a “”waste of paper,”” but rather a heartfelt condolence and support for American victims. The original version of the resolution did not serve the interests of the student body. After taking a vote among the senators who would pass it in its original form, it was clear that the resolution would not pass, because it did not serve to unite us. I am proud of the A.S. Council for being so attuned to the student body and making the changes necessary to better serve all students. To say that any member of the A.S. Council is un-American because we sought to unify our campus in supporting Americans who died and who are fighting is both hypocritical and divisive. It is hypocritical to say that one supports America and unity in the country, and then to rip apart one’s fellow students, who are doing everything they can to support the causes of unity and pride. When I ran for office on the Unity slate, I meant every word that I said. I promised that I would do everything in my power to unite the student body under the causes that we care about. As a leader on the A.S. Council, I promote unity in every possible way. The amended resolution was a good-faith effort to unite the campus. As a student, I am proud that our student government takes all sides into account. I am proud that our student government cares about all students on our campus and works every day to represent as many interests as possible. I am proud that our student government, while facing the political ambition of partisan groups, strives to do what is best for the campus. — Jenn Brown A.S. Vice President Internal Don’t recoup housing’s financial setbacks at students’ expense Editor: I was reading over some of the benefits of the “”one contract, one rate”” meal plan. Besides the fact that many statements were repeats of old statements with only a few words changed around, many of them were simply offensive and inflammatory. A couple of ideas that were particularly offensive to me ran along the lines of, “”Freshmen are not ready for the responsibility of living in an apartment atmosphere,”” and “”Mandatory meal plans are good for freshmen because they cannot cook for themselves.”” The plan went along to mention how ramen noodles and the like were not nutritionally sound meals. I must agree, but the last time I checked, pizza, cheeseburgers and french fries — to name a few of the items served regularly at all dining halls on campus — are not too healthy, either. I am a freshmen who got placed in an apartment this year, and I couldn’t consider myself more lucky. My roommates and I delegate chores, cook nutritious meals on a regular basis and are overall generally happy, as well as about $3,000 richer. As for the comment that most freshmen aren’t ready for the responsibility of living on their own, I say: What the hell are they doing in college? The entire point of college, for a lot of people, is learning to be independent. A lot of freshmen aren’t ready for the responsibility of midterms, finals and bills, but that doesn’t stop the university from administering them. Why is it necessary for UCSD to become increasingly paternal? I moved away from home to escape parents, not to replace them with much more expensive ones. When I asked representatives why this plan was necessary, I was told that UCSD needs more funds to build housing, that apartment funds can only be used to build apartments, and so on. It was a mediocre explanation at best. Then I questioned the representatives on why UCSD continued to admit more and more students when it was obvious that there were building shortages. I was told that the governor was responsible for setting admission quotas. How is it that all of these bureaucracies can exist and not be in working contact with one another? The idea that I pay almost $14,000 a year to help support a system that is completely out of sync with itself and lacking any type of checks or balances sickens me. I don’t receive any type of financial assistance, and I know a lot of people that are in the same situation. That means every dollar I give to this school had to be earned by my family and me. I have a proposal of my own: What if UCSD charges students according to how much their living arrangement costs the university? And as for mandatory meal plans, I think vegetarians would have a hard time spending $1,800 without resorting to salad for every meal. I have to work hard to afford this place, and all the wasted money that seems to be floating around (can we say “”New Student Initiated Outreach and Recruitment?””) seriously makes me reconsider going to a private university. You know, the ones with four-year housing guarantees. — Emilee Cunningham UCSD freshman ...

speak up, speak out

“”Let me just say first that the Arabs are different from the Persians, but they’re all Osama bin Laden people.”” I flinched as if I had been punched when I heard this at the San Diego Investigator meeting nearly three weeks ago. I was speechless because the person who said it was an FBI agent. It wasn’t just an ordinary FBI agent, but a special agent in charge of the San Diego Division of the FBI, one who has overseen 500 other agents in the continued investigation into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Almost immediately, my stunned, speechless disbelief turned into outrage as the man’s hateful words sunk in. All Arabs and Persians are “”Osama bin Laden people””? My father is Persian, and some of my friends are Arab and Persian. Thus we all must be, without a doubt, a part of Osama bin Laden’s network of terrorists. Apparently, no proof or hard evidence is required; just take a look at a person’s ethnic background, and that should be enough to convict entire races of being terrorists and traitors. As much as the FBI special agent believed he was stating a fact, he was not. It was hate, fear and racism speaking. Yet because of the respected stature of this FBI special agent, a statement as racist and erroneous as the one he made can have horrible and far-reaching consequences. The worst of those consequences would be if others believed him. Because of his impressive credentials and the leadership role he plays, it is not too far-fetched to think that he could be believed. Racism breeds fear and hysteria. It is conceivable that what follows would resemble the Salem witch hunts or the days preceding the Japanese-Americans’ internment during World War II. What followed scared me, stunned me and turned my stomach completely. In a chain reaction, the agent’s statement prompted the others participants — who belonged to the FBI, CIA, law enforcement and military — to share their racist stories and suspicions of anyone of Arab or Persian descent, and how the agents immediately reported them to the FBI. As I listened, I could find no basis in fact or truth. Their comments were fueled by nothing more than racist beliefs and fears. Some might argue that the agent just spoke without thinking, or that his quote was taken out of context. Let me refute any doubts so that there can be no question that racism lives inside the FBI, especially within the investigation into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. That all Persians and Arabs are “”Osama bin Laden people”” was the agent’s preface to his update on the investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks. To be fair, the special agent immediately made the following statement after his first one: “”No offense to those of that background.”” Then the agent continued to debrief the other members about the status of the investigation: which religious organizations in San Diego are funneling money to Muslims and to Afghanistan. I have no doubt that the racist statement was completely genuine and utterly serious. It was spoken as fact and was accepted as fact by the law enforcement officials at the meeting. There is a problem in the FBI if one of its special agents is blatantly racist. It brings up the question as to whether the FBI is conducting a witch hunt, completely disregarding the human rights of the people of Middle Eastern descent. Some might say that what one agent thinks or believes will not have much of an impact on the FBI or its investigations. I strongly disagree. A special agent in charge has enormous control over the leads that are investigated, the decisions concerning whom people to arrest, detain and deport, and the direction of the investigation. I fear that the investigation into terrorist activities by the San Diego branch of the FBI has been compromised, and the investigation has turned into nothing more than a witch hunt for people of Arab and Persian descent. It is clear to me that fairness and impartiality have been compromised by the racist beliefs of that particular FBI agent. Something even scarier: Consider how many FBI agents have similar beliefs to that special agent. It is impossible to know for certain, because racism is not something to which most people will readily admit. The fact that this agent didn’t try to disguise or hide his racist beliefs scares me further. What is in store for those of Middle Eastern descent? Will we be thrown into internment camps like the Japanese during World War II, or will we just be thrown into prisons, detained indefinitely? Look at the news: The roundup has begun. Thousands upon thousands of Middle Eastern men are being questioned and detained. What’s next? ...

There's something fishy in the Price Center

The Che Cafe cooperative serves food just twice a week, and for only two hours at a time. Wendy’s opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays and closes at midnight. The Student Center Food Co-op doesn’t sell meat, and is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Price Center Subway offers low-priced sandwiches every day from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Canyon Vista, the lone source of nearby hot food for Earl Warren College residents, provides a meager menu except at designated meal times, then closes at 7:30 p.m. The Price Center restaurants are the main source of somewhat good-quality food on campus, and their presence is in the students’ best interests. Corporate food chains are what provide commuters with sustenance, and on-campus residents with the occasional respite from the heinous offerings of the meal-point restaurants. The chains feed campus visitors and students looking for a decent meal. We know what to expect from the chains: fast service, low prices, a varied menu and predictably decent food. Most meal-point restaurants have limited selections except during peak hours, they close at 7:30 p.m. and the prices are somewhat high for the quality of food offered. Ready-made sandwiches vary wildly in quality and size, depending on the competency and generosity of the on-duty sandwich-maker. The best nonbottled drink at Canyon Vista, Passion Orange Guava, is out of stock far too often. The signs on the drink machines advertise an 8 ounce drink that is not even for sale. Lines at meal-point restaurants are long and tend to move slowly. The TVs are frequently tuned to stations showing either lousy 1990s-era cartoons or professional billiards tournaments, which greatly saddens me. Despite the monthly serving of $7 steak, which can be cleverly hidden in a hamburger bun to become a $3 hamburger, and great waffles and eggs for breakfast, restaurants that accept meal points as payment are inferior places for dining. The typical co-op is not open often enough to warrant being dubbed a food establishment. The Che deigns to serve food only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and only from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The rest of the time, it is an extremely leftist, highly political society of garden-growing activists that protest the construction of storage sheds while fighting for dozens of progressive causes — which is perfectly fine, except that it calls itself a cafe. Cafes usually serve food more often than protesting for living wages for janitors. As a result, the Che Cafe cannot be accurately described as a restaurant in the conventional sense. The Food Co-op actually concentrates on selling good food, if you like nuts, berries and fig bars, which I do. However, like practically every co-op in the Student Center, it does not take TritonPlus or credit cards, which is exceedingly annoying for on-campus residents and those who do not carry cash everywhere. Most co-ops, with the exception of the General Store, do not accept credit cards because of the fees associated with their use. According to sources within the co-ops, they don’t honor TritonPlus because of moral objections to the hegemonic administration and the difficulties students have in withdrawing funds from TritonPlus accounts. Although the reasoning behind that policy is understandable, it is nevertheless an inconvenience. The co-ops operate at their own pace, without the managerial hierarchy found in for-profit corporations. Without the hierarchy, things tend to move slowly. The long lines at Groundwork Books and the inadequate service at the Food Co-op are side effects of the student cooperatives’ strong-mindedness and high sense of morality. The co-ops have little to fear from the Price Center food court. Co-op food is so vastly different from the food sold by Price Center businesses that the two are not really in competition. Discerning students wanting an on-campus job still appreciate the flexible hours and relatively high pay rates of the student co-ops, despite the presence of corporate chains on campus. The only threat to the co-ops posed by a for-profit business on campus would be if a vegan health food store were to move in and replace Wok’s Up, which is unlikely. The corporations on campus provide a necessary function, just as the co-ops do. It is in the best interests of the students, and vital to provide student choice, to have both. ...

Lights & Sirens

Sunday, Feb. 3 1:02 p.m.: A 20-year-old female student passed out at Warren Field. Transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla by paramedics. Monday, Feb. 4 10:34 p.m.: Police arrested a 19-year-old student on Equality Lane for being a minor in possession of alcohol. Cited and released. 10:37 p.m.: A student reported vandalism to a maroon 1992 Acura Vigor in Lot 208. Loss: $1,600. Tuesday, Feb. 5 10:30 a.m.: A student reported the theft of a wallet from the Guardian office. Loss: $36.80. Wednesday, Feb. 6 7:46 a.m.: Authorities towed a red Honda Spree scooter from 3983 Miramar St. for having registration expired over six months. Stored at Star Towing. 12:04 p.m.: A female volunteer reported the theft of a wallet from the International Center. Loss: $150. 1:22 p.m.: A student reported burglary to a white 1992 Chevrolet Blazer in the Gilman Parking Structure. Loss: $500. 1:50 p.m.: A student reported burglary to a white 1997 Chevrolet S-10 truck in Lot 702. Loss: $1,680. 2:50 p.m.: A student reported burglary to a white 1996 Ford Mustang in Lot 703. Loss: $700. 3:23 p.m.: A student reported the attempted theft of a blue 1992 Ford Mustang in Lot 608. Loss: $800. 3:39 p.m.: A student reported burglary to a blue 1996 Ford Ranger in Lot 502. Loss: $480. 3:53 p.m.: An 81-year-old male nonaffiliate injured his knees after falling in front of the Mandeville Art Gallery. Transported to Thornton Hospital by paramedics. 5:14 p.m.: A student reported the attempted theft of a black 1992 Nissan truck in Lot 701. Loss: $300. 11:52 p.m.: Police detained a 51-year-old male nonaffiliate at Gilman Drive near Lot 113 for being a danger to himself. Transported to North Central Mental Health Center. Thursday, Feb. 7 3:28 p.m.: Officer reported a confiscated Blacks Beach gate key. Friday, Feb. 8 7:12 a.m.: A student reported theft of a black 1993 Ford Mustang from 3927 Miramar St. Loss: $6,000. 11:02 p.m.: Police detained a 22-year-old male student for being drunk in public at the Student Center. Transported to detox. Saturday, Feb. 9 12:21 a.m.: An 18-year-old male student reported being battered at Goldberg Hall. Subject refused treatment. 8:51 a.m.: Police arrested a 30-year-old female nonaffiliate at North Torrey Pines Road and Muir College Drive for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for use of controlled substance. The SDPD believed she was an endangered missing person. Transported to Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility. Bail: $27,777. 11:18 a.m.: A student reported receiving harassing phone calls on a cellular phone. 11:29 a.m.: A student reported theft of a backpack from Geisel Library. Loss: $210. 2:42 p.m.: A student reported theft of a backpack from Geisel Library. Loss: $25. 3:11 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old male nonaffiliate for unauthorized possession of state property. Cited and released. 3:22 p.m.: A staff member reported robbery at the UCSD Bookstore. Loss: $2.39. Sunday, Feb. 10 1:16 a.m.: Police issued a Admin Per Se order to a 19-year- old male nonaffiliate at Campus Point Drive and Voigt Drive because the driver had a blood alcohol content of .01 or greater. Transported to detox. 1:30 a.m.: Authorities stored the above driver’s silver 1998 Honda Civic. –Compiled by Steve Lehtonen Senior Staff Writer ...

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Feb. 7: Triton Baseball Stadium: Baseball vs. CSULA, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8: Triton Softball Stadium: Softball vs. UC Davis, 1 p.m. Feb. 8: North Courts: Men’s tennis vs. College of the Desert, 2 p.m. Feb. 8: Triton Baseball Stadium: Baseball vs. CSULA, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8: Canyonview Pool: Water polo vs. Hartwick, 6 p.m. Feb. 9: Triton Softball Stadium: Softball vs. Chico, noon. ...