Daily Trojan, Vol. 139, No. 45, March 28, 2000
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Did you know... The Schedule of Classes for fall 2000 ih available starling today at the information desk in Topping Student Center. Golden timet: Diversions writer Kevin Pang's experienced during his wait outside the Shrine are testament! to the show’s freak appeal. y MMIINMl I Pinning down stereotype*: The misconception* surrounding must h|«ids are as numerous as those about USC.____ ^ For Your Information 2 Tha Buu 7 Hallglon and Ethic* 14 Claiaifladi 18 Crossword Puul# 17 'ftComli 18 dtroJantfuM.adu j http://www.UM.adu/ilt NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOESDW March 2B, 2000 Vol. CXXXIX, No. 43 Let them eat pie imLii um r««y<Mi Eat It up. Several Fluor Tower residents participate In a pie eating contest as part of Mr. Fluor Tower pageant. The building hosted the event to welcome prospective students during the Preview USC recruiting program on Monday night. Ball to benefit environmental charily Event Cc in Flhpi Casino-style fundraiser >r Tower tonight to assist Tree Musketeers group By JENNIE B>\AR Staff Writer The lobby of Fluor Tower will be transformed into a casino tonight in support of the environmental organization Tree Musketeers for the fourth annual Player’s Ball. This event, which will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. and is open to all USC students, was founded in 1997 by Angie Harvey, a USC alumnus and former resident advisor. University Residential Student Community is holding the ball, funded by the Westside Building Government, which includes Cardinal Gardens and Century apartment complexes and Fluor and Webb towers. The Player’s Ball offers students an opportunity to play casino games and donate their money to a worthy organization. Faculty and staff also participate by volunteering to deal at some of the gaming tables. Students attending the semi-formal event will donate $3 upon entry and receive a $500 chip and a raffle ticket. There will be multiple blackjack tables, roulette and a specialty table featuring a different game a professional dealing company will provide. At the end of the evening participants may trade in their chips for raffle tickets and enter the drawing to win a variety of prizes, including a three-day, two-night trip for two to Las Vegas, tickets to an LA. comedy club and tickets to Magic Mountain. ‘There will also be live music, food and a ‘mocktail’ bar provided by URSC," Harvey said. In previous years the event has benefited charities such as Project Angel Food and Options house. Each year the approximately 150 who attend the event donate around $500. The event’s steering committee chose the Tree Musketeers, a local youth organization USC alumnus Tara Church started while in school that helps to promote environmental awareness as well as planting trees throughout southern California. “We liked their mission and thought it would appeal to USC students,” said Lora Julian, volunteer on the steering committee. Harvey agreed. “I was impressed by the founder, director and the kids I met (from Tree Musketeers),” Harvey said. “1 thought they were a good organization and liked that they were local.” Tram service lets students explore L.A. Senate: Croup's campaign promise fulfilled with service; final trip set for April 29, more publicity necessary By MEREDITH COOPER Student Somite Writer The current Student Sepate has fulfilled one of its last campaign promises by providing trams to Ix>s Angeles hot spots for students on weekends. The last trip is set for April 29 to the Beverly Center. “As one of our original campaign promises, I’m glad to see thut Ihis goal has come to fruition before our term is up," said Tyler Kelley, Senate president and a senior majoring in political science and international relations. “I look forward to seeing Senate’s involvement in the selection of tram destinations in the future." Senate worked with Discover ’SC, which already had a program in place for weekend trams, to figure out where students wanted to go and help advertise Mild |Mty for I lie liums. There have been three trams already, faking students to Third Street Promenade, Century City and Melrose Avenue. About 60 students used the first two trams. Because of poor publicity, the last was not as successful, bringing only six students. “Overall they’ve been a great success,” said Kerrie Krol, Discover ’SC coordinator and a graduate student in secondary education and student affairs. "Discover ’SC is in the Office of Residential and Greek Life and Student Senate encompasses all the students, so by working together, we reach a greater amount of students." On April 29, the trams will depart from EVK every hour on the hour between noon and 4 p m. and will bring students back every hour on the half hour from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The trams cost $250 for five hours, but because students pay $2 each way, Senate will probably spend about $100 for two trams, said Sherry Elihu, director of campus affairs and a senior majoring in business. The program is targeted mostly toward freshmen and sophomores who do not have cars and need the service to get‘off campus on the weekend, Elihu said, but the service is open to all USC students. The idea for the trams offers a good opportunity for students without cars to see the rest of Los Angeles, said Greg Kho, a freshman majoring in business. Most students agreed, although some found humor in the program. “It’s a really good idea,” said David Hayes, an unde- I see frams, page 13 I Indonesian official discusses public works, development Speech: Secretary-general of public works says localizing power to effect more change "NBy TERESA M. NEVEN Staff Writer Transferring the responsibility from Indonesia's central government to local governments will increase pressure on them and facilitate establishing a strong infrastructure, said Sunaryo Sumadji, secretary-general of public works of Indonesia, Monday in Lewis Hall. Sumadji spoke with a mission to encourage student candidates in IPPAM to promote policies of decentralization in the speech, held as part of the lecture series the international public policy and management master’s degree program on urban planning. “Decentralization of government in Indonesia is not a quick fix to the problem,” Sumadji said. “It is the action that must occur now.” Reforms of the central government in Indonesia are focused on decision making by involving the community. Indonesia has suffered an economical crisis that has left administrators with no other options than to restructure the process of governmental actions. The elections of 1999 brought in numerous reforms that are intended to recreate the vision of Indonesian government. Currently, there are 11 students within the IPPAM program, whose higher education to specialize in this field is funded through one of Sumadji’s projects in Indonesia. The purpose of this guest was a dual role: one to relate to the international students what is currently happening in Indonesia’s urban planning and then to advocate to students the need to explore doing public business in transparency with the private sector. The involvement of the private sector and communication with the public was highlighted as critical tool for urban development success. Interlocking ideas and concepts with the private businesses will be a major contributor to the economical state of Indonesia, Sumadji said. The public works department of Indonesia must gather and simulate all resources to gain investments from private businesses to fund the development of infrastructure. Foreign private agencies presents in Indonesia are needed to rebuild the economic crisis to stabilize the countries unemployment. Sumadji said he hopes that the students can “explore more of the urban infrastructure in the United States for the future of‘New Indonesia’ For this to happen visions must change to no longer being a providing government, it’s time to steer.” This theory of community rowing is illustrated in Osborne and Gabler’s Reinventing Government, the book that has sparked various new practices to the way public officials attempt to solve problems. Indonesia will be one of the frontrunners in actually practicing the theories of reinventing government. Glenn A. Melnick, director of I see Speach, page 2 I “Decentraliza tion of government in Indonesia is not a quick fix to the problem. It is the action that must occur now.” Sunaryo Sumadji secretary- general Indonesia
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 139, No. 45, March 28, 2000|
Did you know...
The Schedule of Classes for fall 2000 ih available starling today at the information desk in Topping Student Center.
Golden timet: Diversions writer Kevin Pang's experienced during his wait outside the Shrine are testament! to the show’s freak appeal. y
Pinning down stereotype*: The misconception* surrounding must h|«ids are as numerous as those about USC.____ ^
For Your Information 2
Tha Buu 7
Hallglon and Ethic* 14
Crossword Puul# 17
dtroJantfuM.adu j http://www.UM.adu/ilt
NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
March 2B, 2000 Vol. CXXXIX, No. 43
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