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Water Polo team update Sports, page 20 Spying will never go out of style Viewpoint, page 5 USC horrified by Halloween Life / Arts, page 7 trojan Volume CXVI, Number 42 University of Southern California Wednesday, October 30, 1991 ATO you can use University not affected by new 310 area code By Glenn S. Griffith Staff Writer More than two million Los Angeles phone numbers will receive a new area code as of 2 a.m. Saturday. The new 310 area code, which will not directly affect the university, will be the sixth assigned to the Los Angeles region. The boundary will run along the coast from Malibu to Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, the South Bay cities and Long Beach. It will spread inland as far as Whittier, Beverly Hills, and Century City. Callers dialing the old area code will be allowed through during a six-month grace period. After that they will hear a recording that states the new area code. The change will not affect calling rates, officials said. The change will not create any problems for the university, according to Howard Saperston, executive registrar. The grace period will allow the university to make the necessary changes in student records during the normal paper flow, he said. Saperston also noted that most correspondence with students is done by mail, and most phone correspondence is initiated by students, rather than by the university. Some, though, are critical of the area code change, including university faculty, staff and students. "I'm afraid people who want to get a hold of me won't be able to reach me," said Robert MacPhee, a graduate student in pathology and a Long Beach Resident. "It's the same as having your phone number changed." "Most of the people I know already know about the change, but I'm going to have to send letters to the ones out of state," said Jeremy March, a graduate of the USC Law Center taking courses in urban planning and a Beverly Hills resident. "It's a pain," said Ross Scimeca, supervisor at the Hoose Library of Philosophy and a Westchester resident. I'm going to have to call all my relatives in Chicago to give them the area code." LaVonne Wuertz, a Torrance resident and acting director of the library, said it was a nuisance. "But people will get used to it," she said. The 310 area code will cause schools, businesses and government offices to reprogram their computers. All automatic dialers containing affected numbers will also need to be changed, and affected businesses will have to change their advertising and (See Area code, page 14) I Strike cut short by court Nurses ordered back to hospital By Ray Delgado Staff Writer Nurses at County / USC Medical Center went on strike Tuesday morning over a pay disagreement, but were ordered to return to work that night by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge. The ruling was handed down by Judge William Huss after a petition was filed in Superior Court saying the strike would imperil the public's health and safety. "I'm not concerned about the county," Huss said. "I'm not concerned about the nurses. I'm concerned about sick people." Huss ordered the nurses' union to pro- vide the county with nurses' phone numbers so the county could notify them. "We anticipate that when (the nurses) are called, they'll come back," said Richard Dixon, county chief administrative officer. "(The strike) wasn't as successful as the union had hoped," said Jim Ellman, a spokesman for the county chief administrative officer. "When nurses participate (See Strike, page 15) CIA recruitment protested By Oma Zadeh Staff Writer The USC Students for Peace and Justice quietly protested CIA recruitment outside the Career Development Center Tuesday, setting up a table and trying to discourage students from joining the agency. "The CIA needs you to kill innocent people all around the world," read a sign posted on the door of the center by the protesters. David Porter, personnel representative foi the CIA, said the demonstrators have the right to protest. "We should be given the same freedom to let students decide for themselves," Porter said. "We do what we do to keep people free. "Spying is not a good business, but it is a necessary evil," he said. John Kim, a junior majoring in international relations, said students should be informed before they make the decision to talk with recruiters. The group, which has protested CIA recruitment on-campus for several years, passed out literature on alleg- (See Protest, page 14) Tallcia Raggs / Dally Trojan Perias Piliay and Lisa Casey rally support to stop CIA recruitment. Communist activists booted off campus By Paul Malcolm Staff Writer Supporters of the Revolutionary Workers Party cried censorship Tuesday when they were asked by University Security to leave campus for distributing material and setting up a table along Trousdale Parkway without permission. The two supporters, who are not university stu- (See Censorship, page 14) More than 1,500 ballots cast Student Senate ‘really encouraged’ by increased voter turnout, participation By Glen Justice City Editor Between 1,500 and 2,000 voters turned out for elections held by the Student Senate Monday and Tuesday, but final results will not be released until 5 p.m. today. "On paper, it looks small," said senate President Sam Sheldon, who was directly involved in the polling. "But it was really a large turnout. I'm really encouraged. People took it seriously, and that's a good sign. The word was out there and you could see it in people's eyes that they cared." The election will select a new residence hall senator from a field of six candidates. Two referendums on the ballot will poll student opinion on whether a student observer should be allowed to sit on the university's Board of Trustees and whether $1 should be added to parking fees to create a "commuter advocate" within the senate. Approximately 1,000 votes were cast Monday, said Anthony DeBarry, senate chief of staff. "That's more than we did in an entire week last year," he said. "That's impressive. In the EVK lobby, we did more than half of our 'business.' " Maml Chaplin / Dally Trojan Anh Bui and Linh Tran, right, cast their votes in the Student Senate elections.
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