DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 136, No. 66, April 30, 1999
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Extra! Extra! This is the last issue of the Daily Trojan until the fall. Publication of the weekly Summer Trojan will resume May 19. <ttroJan«uac.Mtu http://www.Mac.Mlii/4t Vengeance: Brook Billings came through again, notching 39 kills as USC teat Long Beacn State to advance to the MPSF championship. Hot Ado: From ‘Star Ware' to 'Big Daddy,’ this summer has the phenomenal and the hysterical. NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Graduation exercise Joanna Niles I Daily Trojan Drinking games. Brandon Beal (left) and Kevin Niles, both seniors majoring in accounting, begin celebrating their imminent graduation a little early Thursday in front of Doheny Library. The graduate processional will begin at 8:30 a.m. May 14 in Alumni Memorial Park. University shuts down e-mail site Computer: Officials say internet-based program that allows students to check accounts unsecure By SHARON STELLO Assistant City Editor About 500 students will be required to change their USC e-mail log-in names and passwords because they used an internet-based e-mail program. The site, www.uscMail.com, was shut down 2 p.m. Tuesday by USC’s Information Services Division, claiming that the site was unsecure. The internet-based program allowed students, faculty and staff to access their USC e-mail accounts on the World Wide Web as opposed to using the Pine software to check their e-mail through Telnet. “Such unauthorized account accesses pose huge security holes for 1SD,” said Joshua Galban, a consultant with Computer Services. “A person who gains unauthorized access to our systems could seriously disrupt the computing services that are provided.” He also said that more information regarding the disabled e-mail accounts and non-university e-mail programs can be found at www.usc.edu/isd/news/webe-mail.html and at www.usc.edu/isd/news/webemail- faq.html. The e-mail program was started by USC student Spartak Buniatyan, a junior majoring in information systems and entrepreneurial business. He said www.uscMail.com is no different than other web-based e-mail programs such as yahoomail.com, hotmail.com, netscape-mail.com and countless others, and that uscMail.com is just as secure as using Pine software. “1SD put a block on the site within five hours of students using it without even notifying me,” Buniatyan said. “They said they don’t feel comfortable with third parties having access to student passwords and user IDs. “But they are blocking our First I see Site, page 13 I Kravitz never intended to play concert Springfest: Rocker, his manager did not know a contract signed for his April 10 performance By JENNIFER MEDINA Student Senate Writer Rock star Lenny Kravitz never intended to play at Springfest and never knew a contract was signed in his name, his manager said Thursday. Neither Kravitz, his agent or his manager were contracted about booking the show until the Wednesday before the April 10 performance. “I never even heard (Kravitz) was supposed to play the show until I saw a full-page ad (in the Daily Trojan) that was faxed over to me,” said Craig Fruin, Kravitz’ personal manager with HK Management Company. Fruin said he then called PJ. Lute, assistant director of the Office of Student Activities, and left “explicit messages” on her answering machine stating Kravitz would not be performing. He said no one ever returned his call. Lutz was not available for comment. Anand Motwani, former Springfest director and .a senior majoring in economics, said he was not aware of any messages. “It’s pretty standard to use middle agents,” Motwani said. Program Board hired Jeremy Larner as a middleman to book Kravitz. “(Larner) promised something he couldn’t deliver,” Motwani said. “It’s really not anyone’s fault. This is a tough business and we need to do our best to bring great acts to campus." Barrett Reiff, executive director of Program Board and a sophomore majoring in accounting, said using a middle agent will not be encouraged next year. “There is going to be a focus on working with major agencies,” Reiff said. “I’m not going to say we will never use middle agents, but I will encourage directors I see KravMz, page 14 I Tram driver files grievances with union after firing Students from Littleton mourn losses Tragedy: Area natives say sanctity of small town has been shattered after April 20 shootings ByKODI HIRST Staff Writer As a nation sits stunned in the wake of the April 20 shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., USC sophomore Michael Matlock and other students mourn the loss of a high school teacher and the innocence of their hometown. “I have a lot of really good memories of my high school,” said Matlock, a sopho- more majoring in business and a 1997 graduate of Columbine High School. “Now, it’s like a transparency. I can see bodies in the hallways, libraries and cafeteria. I will never look at my high school the same again.” Matlock lived in a house a couple of blocks away from Columbine High School for 15 years and described his neighborhood as the “epitome of suburbia.” "I would have never in my wildest dreams thought this would happen,” Matlock said. “(Littleton) was my safe haven. It was stolen.” Matlock, who is a resident advisor in Marks Tower, was enjoying a short nap in the sun when another RA told him that he needed to come inside because there had been a shooting at his high school. “My first thought was nothing happens in Columbine,” Matlock said. “It has to be somewhere else." Shock replaced disbelief when Matlock saw his high school on the big screen TV in the lobby of his dorm. “My high school was on television,” Matlock said. “I saw kids running out of my high school.” When Matlock first heard the news, he called his father to inquire about the safety of his sister, who is a senior at Columbine, but no one knew where she was. “For four hours, I didn’t know if my sister was alive,” Matlock said. Just moments before hearing a pews anchor announce that some students were locked in the choir room, Matlock’s father I see ItMctkMV page 2 I Transportation: Former employee claims termination related to an argument, not reckless driving By JENNIFER KELLEHER Assignment Editor A former Transportation Services employee has filed grievances with Teamsters Union Local 986 because he feels that USC unfairly terminated him April 22. Alfredo Robles, 42, has been a tram driver for 11 years. He was told that he was fired because of reckless driving. However, Robles believes that his termination has to do with an incident involving Tom Kenna, the associate director of Transportation Services. Officials at Transportation Services said that the situation is an ongoing personal matter and declined to comment. Kenna was not available for comment. Teamsters Union Local 986 received Robles’ complaint on April 23. I see pageMI C*~te > Off tha Wha 2 UMaws 2 Dslly Troltn •dttofla) 4 ClattMlodi 16 Crossword Puulo 17 Fwr April 30, lHf Vol. CXXXVI, No. M
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Extra! Extra! This is the last issue of the Daily Trojan until the fall. Publication of the weekly Summer Trojan will resume May 19.