Daily Trojan, Vol. 148, No. 11, January 30, 2003
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> • 7^. ' ' a y < r* tt Revitalizing L.A. Rjver A proposal to radically change u stretch of the city's neglected waterway would create exciting possibilities / 4 mm m:- : * SINCE 1912 Student newspaper of the University of Southern California THURSDAY ---—— I—ry SO, 2003 Of interest... / review of “Bring in da Noise. Bring in ‘da Funk,” which returns to Los Angeles / 7 News Digest f Opinumt 4 Lifestyle 7 *“•»** ? . CIti unified tt 12 Crossword IS Mil. CVUH. no. 11 wwtt.daMyu«yan.caft> — Peace vigil causes stir Protest Weekly rally sponsored by the United University Church wants students with antiwar position lo join in By SUSHMA SUBRAMANIAN .Sun W111*1 Hu* and cai horn* blasted al Uir corner ol jetlerson and Figueroa in rush hour Iraffu Wedneaday afternoon at USC war protestors held up ‘Honk for Peace" sign* in the alreeta. Peoplr ntood along the sidr-walk* and rallied acros* pedealrian crosswalk*. holding up antiwar *ign* in English and Spanish "Tin* I* a noiay corner." aaid Julm Fal<uni', a Mophomore majoring m international relation* "I think Uiat ahow* Uiat not all of America aupporta thi* war" While Preaident George W. buah »rge w. *aid Tuesday during the State of the Union addreaa that Uie nation waa against Iraq, the number of people honking their horns showed the poll* do not justify war. said Father William Messenger, director of the USC Catholic Canter. "I think this proves that it's nol just a small group of radicals that don't want the war," said Susan Stoufler, a graduate atudent in occupational acience. Student protestors will rally at the corner every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., a program that started Jan. 22. The peacr group at United University Church had the idea to hold rallies two weeks ago after church and contacted all the religious groups on campus to join it “My main reason for being out here is basically to promote the message of peace," said Nicholas Stein, associate director of the Catholic Center. “The Catholic Church promotes peace. The pope has condemned the war, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops condemns it, and most other religious organizations do." But they urge students without religious affiliations to join the weekly rallies. Protestors have both religious and nonreligious reasons for protesting Uie war. "I'm doing this because the war isn't for me," Falcone said, "but it’s I sae My. page U i Michael Mart l 0a% Italian Making noise. VigM participants rally at the comer of Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street aa part of a weekly anti-Iraq war demonstration ■ I Ml—111 Group to weed out the campus drug concern Polcy: Legalization of marijuana is the core goal of returning organization By RACHEL GALLEGOS Conlrlbutlnf Wrllai Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a new group st USC. i* trying to gam support for thr legalization of marijuana by working to get thr mforrna tion oul to people on campu* SSDI* a national organization thal began three year* ago al the KocheNler Institute foi Technology, has expanded to 2(X) university and high school chapters across the country, according to the associa-tion* Web site The USC chapter now has had its second start, said Mitch l.arleywine, an assonalr profesaoi of psychology and the USC chapter adviser. The samr group was on campu* three year* ago, but when the stu dent organizing thr group gradual ed, the group's membership dwindled, Karleywine said At last semester's Great Debate lietween the editor in chief of High Time* magazine, Steve Hager, and a member of thr Drug Enforcement Agency, thr idea for thr group was brought up again. During the debate. Hager had puahed for someone to stsrt s group at USC. and so Trevor Throntveit. sn undeclared sophomorr did. Last semester an executive board of six people worked to start planning thr group. By thr end of thr semester, they had a littlr morr than 80 peoplr on thru mailing list. Throntveit said. On Tuesday, thr gioup had it* first genrral meeting in front of l.ravey Library lo pas* out fliers and havr peoplr *ign up on Uie e-mail list lo receive morr information about SSDP events. Now thr group i* hoping to havr meeting* thr last Tueaday of every month to "promote and foster open discussion." Throntveit ssid. Liss Core, s junior majoring in accounting and an executive board I see Marijuana page 11 I Cap on federal loan may rise •y MELVIN FELTON ‘ oulrthulnip Witic: college lobbyist group is pro how A " Li posing to raise limits on J. JLmuch students can borrow from federal loan programs, nearly doubling the amount for Arst-time students and boosting thr overall ceiling to $30,000 during an undergraduate career. "The cost of education has risen; financial aid should keep up with it,” said Jim Finsten. a law % YOUIK MONEY student with government loans. According to the American Council on Education, the ceiling on student borrowing from the govern ment — $2,625 for s first-year stu- dent and 12 \ (MM) throughout an ■ • undergraduate carter was set 10 years ago and lags far behind today's levels of student need. ACE is the umbrella student lob byist group responsible for develop ing consensus position* on student aid that its constituent group* can supporL "It's s good idea." said Guy Hunter, senior associate director of financial aid. who noted Uiat USC student* are being forced to borrow I m« laaa. paga It i Lost, found items find a home at DPS Office: Department of Public Safety office the center for missing items By DANIELLE LEDERGERBER (onlitbullnf wrlUi One would never guess that hidden underneath Parking Structure A lies the Department of Public Safety office for lost-and-found. Many would walk past this quiet office never imagining the weird commodities that could end up there behind the desk. "Once we got a case of beer." said Maggie Criswell, a student DPS waiker snd a sophomore majoring in English, regarding Uie unusual items given to the lost-and-found center on McClintock Avenue. While the majority of items in lost-and-found include keys, books. sunglasses and clothes, morr unusu al objects such as guitars or beer also end up in the DPS office. "We do our best to return these items to the owner," Criswell said. Before placing thr various objects in boxes hidden beneath thr front desk and logging descriptions of them into the front computer, DPS student workers search the items for any possible information such as I see Kama page 111 Students, neighborhood flock to Chanos for late-night food basic, local, taco restaurant serving Mexican fast food. A few tables and a drive-thru are located there as well. The restaurant opened its doors to the University Park area 16 years ago and has been a popular ever since. “We opened in 1987. and about 40 percent of our customers are USC students." said Don Macias, owner and founder of Chanos. The recipes have been collected from different places, but have all I see Ctaaaa. page !• I PANTS Of 3 A look al local businesses in' the University Park area and how they affect the community \),,. After debuting 16 years ago, the box-shaped eatery remains popular By ANUBHAV IL NATH Staff Writer Whether it is waking up, driving through or passing by, students and local residents always have a story about Chanos. Chanos, located on the comer of Figueroa and 30th streets, is a
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 148, No. 11, January 30, 2003|
> • 7^. '
' a y <
Revitalizing L.A. Rjver
A proposal to radically change u stretch of the city's neglected waterway would create exciting possibilities / 4
mm m:- : *
Student newspaper of the University of Southern California
I—ry SO, 2003
/ review of “Bring in da Noise. Bring in ‘da Funk,” which returns to Los Angeles / 7
News Digest f Opinumt 4
Lifestyle 7 *“•»** ?
. CIti unified tt 12
Mil. CVUH. no. 11 wwtt.daMyu«yan.caft>
Peace vigil causes stir
Protest Weekly rally sponsored by the United University Church wants students with antiwar position lo join in
By SUSHMA SUBRAMANIAN
Hu* and cai horn* blasted al Uir corner ol jetlerson and Figueroa in rush hour Iraffu Wedneaday afternoon at USC war protestors held up ‘Honk for Peace" sign* in the alreeta.
Peoplr ntood along the sidr-walk* and rallied acros* pedealrian crosswalk*. holding up antiwar *ign* in English and Spanish
"Tin* I* a noiay corner." aaid Julm Fal|