Daily Trojan, Vol. 139, No. 24, February 15, 2000
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Did you know... In 1991, using <i crucifix um a splint, huir bund« «u» tourniquets and shredded T-shirts US banduges, a group of USC nursing student# saved the lives of four colleague* whose plane trashed in Mexico. Mng wtth style: Thrift store* in I^n Angele# opportunities to huy inexpensive and cool clothed that aren’t mn of the mill. f --------- n UiWtJUJiJNA I No feet, please: Opinion (miIIh saying students want to pay more should lie examined again, ^ For Your Information 2 Roundup 1 Tho Buu 7 SComli 11 ClMoModa 12 CroMword Puulo 13 dtroJanduM.edu http://www.uac.adu/ctt NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TUESDAY Fabruary 16, 2000 Vol. CXXXIX, No. 21 DA launches anti-stalking campaign Speech: Gil Garcetti begins plan to unite prosecution, prevention and others to combat situation By ( I IARLI SCHULER Ajwixtimt City Editor In response to the number of stalking incidents reported each year - now more than 1.4 million nationwide - District Attorney Gil Garcetti and NYPD Blue actress Andrea Thompson helped launch a multifaceted anti-stalking public awareness campaign Valentine’s Day in Davidson Conference Center. “Love Me Not,” the nation's first anti-stalking campaign to unite prosecution services with law enforcement, cclucntinn, prevention und safety resources, is being «|x insured by the Los Angeles district attorney's office und the Los Angeles Commission on Assuults Against Women. Stalking now affects one out of every 12 women — the gender group most at risk — in the United States, according to the National Anti-Stalking and Harassment Campaign. More than half of the female victims are between 18 and 29 years old. “Violence against women remains clearly an epidemic," said Garcetti, whose office formed the Stalking and Threat Assessment Team in 1997. S.T.A.T. is a team dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of cases involving stalking and threats. The team is composed of experienced and specially trained prosecutors, senior investigators and a victim advocate. “Most people don’t know stalking is a crime," Garcetti said. Ignorance, in addition to shame, is often the biggest obstacle to preventing stalking incidents, which Garcetti said are “grossly under-reported." “Like most women, I tended to blame myself,” said Thompson, who plays Detective Jill Kirkendall on NYPD Blue. Thompson calls herself living proof that “Love Me Not” is an effective program. "Without it...my son and I would not be alive today.” Thompson, who serves as the program’s spokeswoman, was once stalked by someone she had worked with and later dated before she became a celebrity. Although she was harassed with phone calls and threats to her loved ones, her embarrassment kept her from I see Speech, page 13 I "Violence against women remains clearly an epidemic.” Oil Garcetti district attorney Bard of the Golden Age Radio was proving ground for journalism professor Norman Corwin By LEIF B. Sl'HK’KI.ANI) Staff Writer On the night of Dec. IS, 1941, a young director named Norman Corwin hurried around a studio in Hollywood, giving his all-star cast final instructions before "We Hold These Truths” went live. The star-studded show, a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, was the first radio drama to be simultaneously broadcast by every station in the country, and sixty million people would tune in. It was a historic moment, but not just because of the star power and the size of the audience. Eight days before, as Corwin was finishing the script, Japanese warplanes had descended on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly, the play's patriotic prose t(X)k on a new significance. As the "on-air” sign illuminated in the studio and the stars liegan then lines, Corwin watched his cast perform. The dress rehearsal had gone almost |ierfectly, and Corwin was hoping for an encore. Hut then the mistakes started creeping in: a fumbled line here, an awkwardly long [xiuse there. By the end, as star James Stewart delivered the final line, Corwin was convinced that the play had been a failure. The control room’s telephone, an "unfailing barometer" of public reaction, seemed only to confirm his feeling. Five, 10, even 15 minutes after the broadcast, the phone was silent. But the next day, Corwin realized just how wrong he had been. Thousands of telegrams flooded the networks; people wrote that the play was a vivid reminder of what was at stake in the war. He had touched the nation. It would be this ability — the ability to capture the moment, to optimistically commemorate history as it unfolded — that would eventually distinguished him as, to use a New Yorker critic’s words, “America’s most prominent radio playwright.” He became known as a writer and director whose love for literature and whose talent for crafting stories profoundly influenced radio’s Golden Age. And even when the Golden Age faded, Corwin did not. A writer by trade, he continued to author books, screenplays (including I see Corwin, page 3 I Coming to college can change role of religion in one’s life A column appearing every 'I'uesday that highlights religious and ethical issues By GINA VALENCIA Staff Writer Claudia Morales used to go to church every Sunday with her mother, but when she came to college, Morales usually attended mass only on religious holidays. “My mom was the one who had a problem with me not going to church as often,” said the senior majoring in psychology. “At the same time, being in college has helped me realize certain things I can’t accomplish on my own without the guidance of a higher power. But I have yet to get to that point where I have developed a sense of religious belief, or walk that path.” Morales’ situation is not uncommon, USC religious leaders said. ‘The most common situation that I see is that the student is not changing their religion but that they aren’t going to church as often as they might have gone with their families and that causes conflict at home,” said the Rev. Glenn Libby, of the Episcopal/Anglican Chaplaincy at USC. There are some students who search outside the religion they grew up with for their own sense of faith, while others do not have religious families, but the student becomes religious, Libby said. 'The parents might think they’re crazy,” he said. College is often time for students to independently explore education, friends and religious faith without their parents’ influence, but when some students are intrigued by a religious life that differs from the kind they grew up with at home, it may create conflicts, Libby said. “One student who was Hindu had decided to change her religious practice and when her parents found out, they contacted the university because they said the university was responsible for her leaving the family’s belief,” said Rabbi Susan Laemmle, dean of Religious Life. Parents tend to take it personally when their children change their behavior, Laemmle said. “It hurts parents very much when their son or daughter does- n’t act the way they used to,” Laemmle said. “One of the commandments is to honor your mother and father, this is very powerful. It’s always important to have a good relationship with your parents even if you disagree.” Brent Wauke, a junior majoring in gerontology, has faced that same issue with his family. “Before coming to college, I went to a (Buddhist) church often,” Wauke said. “Even in the beginning of my freshman year I still made an effort to go, but as time progressed I became too busy with homework, I got involved in activities, a fraternity, and other campus things that it took away my whole weekend.” I see Religion, page 13 I “Being in college has helped me realize certain things I can't accomplish on my own without the guidance of a higher power.” Claudia Morales senior psychology Matt Giedlinski I Daily Trojan Long legacy. Professor Norman Corwin was a radio prodigy in the '40s.
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