PUBLIC FORUM : WILSON'S SUPPORT OF CSUN SPORTS PRAISED.As the chair of the California State University, Northridge CSUN offers a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees in 61 fields and master's degrees in 42 fields. The university has over 150,000 alumni. It's also home to a summer musical theater/theater program known as TADW (TeenAge Drama Workshop) that leads teenagers through an , Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics, I was very gratified grat·i·fy
tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: His achievement gratified his father. See Synonyms at please.
2. to see CSUN CSUN California State University Northridge President Blenda Wilson accept our recommendation to maintain a broadly based athletic program at the university. The university and the community will benefit because of Dr. Wilson's decision.
Restoring the sports program, however, is just the first step on the road to excellence. Community support for the CSUN program is essential if the program is to both expand and prosper. It was good having community input at our Monday night hearings and I look forward to expanded public involvement in both the sports and cultural activities of the university.
A university athletic program, as we learned, can be a key bridge between our community and the multifaceted CSUN campus.
How can average citizens get involved in the CSUN sports program? First, financial contributions, both large and small, are needed to expand the university's athletic program. Another way to get involved is to attend CSUN Matador matador
In bullfighting, the principal performer, who works the capes and attempts to dispatch the bull with a sword thrust between the shoulder blades. Most of the techniques used by modern matadors were established in the 1910s by Juan Belmonte (b. 1894–d. sporting events. CSUN has excellent athletic teams, both in men's and women's sports. Our student athletes need community support if they are to achieve high levels of excellence.
As someone who played baseball for Birmingham High School Birmingham High School is a public coeducational high school in the neighborhood/district of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley section of the city of Los Angeles, California. The school is a part of District One of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). and the University of California, Davis The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, and was established as the University Farm in 1905. , I know the importance of community support of teams.
My personal thanks to Wilson, state Sen. Cathie Wright and the 15 members of our task force who worked to restore the athletic program to the university. While the work of the task force is completed, the public support for the CSUN athletic program will determine the ultimate success of the program.
- Keith S. Richman, M.D., M.P.H.
Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics
There is something strange about the pertussis pertussis: see whooping cough. (whooping cough whooping cough or pertussis, highly communicable infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The early or catarrhal stage of whooping cough is manifested by the usual symptoms of an upper respiratory infection with ) statistics used by Barbara Braid (``Immunizations absolutely vital,'' Viewpoint, Dec. 21).
Sixty-eight percent of Idaho's children were fully immunized; 32 percent were not. But out of 54 confirmed cases of pertussis, 49 occurred in children who were fully up to date in their immunizations; five in those who were not.
A totally ineffective vaccine would have resulted in pertussis in 68 percent of fully immunized children and 32 percent of under-immunized children.
Braid's conclusion was the ``under-immunized children caused the outbreak in the immunized children.''
Question: Why did the initial contagion Contagion
The likelihood of significant economic changes in one country spreading to other countries. This can refer to either economic booms or economic crises.
An infamous example is the "Asian Contagion" that occurred in 1997 and started in Thailand. in the 32 percent of under-immunized children not cause an outbreak in the rest of the under-immunized children? What protected the rest of the under-immunized children, and why did that same factor not protect the immunized children as well?
Yes, I know that pertussis is no longer the major threat that it was when I was a kid - and the immediate presumption is that the vaccine is the cause - but the question remains. What protected the under-immunized children? And why did that factor not work for the fully immunized children? What is really going on?
- Wm. O. Felsman
Jews and Poland
I am responding to the article in the Daily News Dec. 20 by Gustav Niebuhr of The New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times, ``Jews in Poland rebounding from war's decimation DECIMATION. The punishment of every tenth soldier by lot, was, among the Romans, called decimation. .''
For Michael Barenbaum, the president of the Shoah Foundation Shoah foundations are organizations that are formed to further the remembrance of the Holocaust of World War II. There are currently two major foundations that are internationally active. in Burbank, or for anyone else, to encourage Jews to live in Poland is asking Jews to experience more agony and blame for the problems of Poland.
I and all survivors of the Holocaust would expect this Shoah organization to demand that the Polish government permit and erect the proper memorial for the Jews and Jewish children who were murdered in Poland.
- Israel Turk
The Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency has two powers no other government agency, except other CRAs, has.
First, it can issue bonds secured by future property taxes without voter approval. Current CRA See Community Reinvestment Act. debt is $1.8 billion (without voter approval).
Second, it has the authority to take private property by eminent domain eminent domain, the right of a government to force the owner of private property sell it if it is needed for a public use. The right is based on the doctrine that a sovereign state has dominion over all lands and buildings within its borders, which has its origins in and convey it to another private person, businessman or developer.
Over 95 percent of all property taxes downtown are diverted to the CRA. Loss of property taxes for public services result in less service or more taxes.
- Don Lippman
If smokers could control themselves, and didn't tell themselves and others the lie that they are so considerate, government would not have finally had to step in.
I oppose most government intervention into personal behavior that only hurts the offender. But in this case the government is the only way to get smokers to even consider for a moment our right to breathe unpoisoned air.
Ban all public smoking of anything. Keep your filthy habit to yourself and hidden.
- Ace Carter
The word tolerance is such a mantra of those on the left that it has nearly become a cliche. We are asked to accept and tolerate any behavior, lest we be judgmental judg·men·tal
1. Of, relating to, or dependent on judgment: a judgmental error.
2. Inclined to make judgments, especially moral or personal ones: . Yet these same advocates of objectivity very conveniently become intolerant when their self-interests are at stake.
Starting Jan. 1, California law prohibited smoking in bars and nightclubs. Let me be clear: I do not smoke, nor do I relish drinking and dancing in a smoke-filled haze. But I have the freedom to choose to frequent a bar or not. Another freedom is the ability to use tobacco, a legal substance. If I choose to attend the nightclub then I must tolerate the smoke. It is my choice. Well I suppose I should say was my choice; thanks to liberal extremists another successful attack on personal freedom has occurred in the war of hysteria over smoking.
It's funny, when conservatives complain about, say, television violence or explicit song lyrics, liberals say ``what's the problem? Don't watch or listen to it.'' But when liberals complain about smoking in bars, they ban the offending behavior.
These people claim to be acting in defense of nonsmokers' rights. But what about the rights of smokers? People who light up have been driven outside, corralled into designated areas, and basically treated on a par with Jeffrey Dahmer.
- Doug Cooke
After reading the Daily News' article Dec. 28 about political access between City Council members and paid consulting lobbyists, it appear to me they are woven into the same fabric. It's called sleaze sleaze
A sleazy condition, quality, or appearance: "His record of public service is untouched by any stain of shadiness or sleaze" James J. Kilpatrick. cloth.
- John E. Cooper
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