U.S. Supreme Court sends mixed message

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Jun 292004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

As we hand complete power back to the Iraqi people this week, we

send mixed messages of the American way to our own.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a mismatched verdict

on President Bush’s anti-terrorism policies, ruling that the United

States may hold American citizens and foreign nationals without

trial or charges, but that detainees may also challenge their

treatment in court, according to a Denver Post article.

So pretty much what’s being stated here is that as long as

someone doesn’t seek trial, he or she may be held forever.

This really goes against the basic tenets of our judicial

system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution declares, “In

all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a

speedy and public trial…”

Why should this principle be changed because the detainees are

suspected of terrorism?

It certainly is important to be extremely cautious about

terrorism – that’s how we avoid another Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.

But it’s also important to make sure people are treated fairly

until they are proven guilty. Someone may very well have

participated in terrorist activities, but we can’t bank on that

until they are given some sort of trial.

This logic should absolutely be true for American-born

detainees, but it should also apply to foreign nationals, no matter

where we find them. The United States should strive to treat

everyone in a way that befits the democratic ideals we claim to

uphold, because this is what will improve our reputation in the

world.

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Restricting viewing leads to censorship

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Jun 292004
 
Authors: J.J. Babb

When I sit down at a Morgan Library computer, the last thing I

want to see is the individual next to me checking out a pornography

site while I am attempting to research a paper.

But what I want matters just as little, or as much, as every

other student on campus. In fact, because CSU is a land-grant

institution (a public school), anyone, not just students, staff and

faculty, is allowed use of the computer and Internet. With this

open access, anything may be viewed.

When I searched the Morgan Library Web site, I found the

library’s reply to a complaint about viewing pornography on the

computers.

According to this response, the library follows the policy of

suggesting those uncomfortable with others’ Internet use to move to

another workstation. According to the Library’s “Policy for

Computer and Internet Use,” which can be found at

http://lib.colostate.edu/reference/policy.html: “The Colorado State

University Libraries provides free, equal and unrestricted access

to the Internet to support the scholarly, education and information

needs of the University’s diverse community of library users …

While the Internet presents material that is personally, culturally

and professionally enriching for all ages, it also provides access

to some material that may be offensive, disturbing, inaccurate or

even illegal under United States or Colorado law. As with other

library materials, librarians and staff do not endorse any

viewpoints represented on the Internet … they are also not

responsible for censoring access or protecting individuals from

controversial or offensive material.”

This policy protects students, staff, faculty and community

members from censorship and the user-privacy intrusion. The policy

also helps CSU to retain intellectual freedom across the board and

allows for any type of information to be viewed.

If the library chooses to censor pornography viewing, what would

stop the librarians from censoring information on abortion or

sexually transmitted diseases or anything else deemed offensive? A

type of policy that begins any type of censorship starts a fall on

a slippery slope that could lead to complete censorship of all

controversial material.

In this description anything someone does not agree with could

be deemed “controversial material,” so where would the censorship

end?

Although there are illegal documents on the Internet, such as

child pornography, the library, as a public institution, should not

serve as the police by stopping these sorts of crimes. If I saw

someone looking at child pornography or someone underage, I would

report it immediately to campus police, not library staff. The

library staff should not serve as a censor even if the information

may be illegal.

To retain intellectual freedom on our campus, we must be

permitted to view anything we choose. If the individual next to you

is offending you, it is up to you to remove yourself from the

situation. It is not the librarian’s job to move the offending

individual.

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FIREWORKS

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Jun 292004
 
Authors: Susan Vance

Fireworks are a traditional part of our celebration of

Independence Day. For many of us, July 4th just isn’t complete

without sparklers and the chorus of “ooh”s and “aah”s when it

finally gets dark and the big show begins. Firecrackers can be

heard weeks before and after the actual day of celebration. So, you

ask yourself, what types of firecrackers are legal in Fort

Collins?

Quite simply, NO fireworks are legal within the city limits,

including sparklers. Why do we have such an ordinance? Think about

the simple act of lighting a firecracker. Ask yourself, who does it

affect? Sound from one firecracker can travel quite a distance.

Let’s say, in the city, it can be heard for five blocks. Who in

that five block radius is affected in a positive way? Probably only

the person setting the off the firecracker, and perhaps a few

others that are watching. Who is affected in a negative way? There

are hundreds of people and animals potentially annoyed or even

traumatized by the noise.

Another negative affect of firecrackers, according to the US

Consumer Products Safety Commission, is that 8500 people in the US

are treated each year for fireworks-related injuries. Seven out of

every 100 people injured from fireworks have to be hospitalized.

The estimated annual cost of fireworks-related injuries in the US:

$100 million. Boys aged 10 to 14 are the most common victims with

injuries to hands, fingers, and eyes. Half of these injuries are

burns that scar the face, hand, wrist, and arm. Look at your

children and think about these injuries.

Not only do we need to be concerned about injuries, but also

fire danger. Currently there is a fire ban in unincorporated

Larimer County. That ban includes fireworks, and for obvious

reasons. Fires are started by firecrackers landing in dry bushes or

leaves, dry grasses in open fields, wood piles, etc. Who pays that

price for the “fun” of a few? We all do.

Who is setting off firecrackers? Adults and children do, but it

is primarily the children, and it is the children who are injured

most frequently. When parents educate their children about NOT

shooting off firecrackers, the children learn to respect others,

and also begin to learn how to ignore peer pressure and remove

themselves from an illegal or unsafe environment.

And if all of this isn’t sufficient to convince you, consider

potential penalties for getting caught…a permanent record of

misdemeanor charges, up to 180 days in jail, court costs and a fine

of up to $1000. Reviewing all of the negatives of firecrackers

usage should make it clear that this is a “no-brainer.” The

consequences just aren’t worth a moment of YAHOO!

Susan Vance is the Crime Prevention Officer for the Fort Collins

Police Dept. Reach her at 970-221-6833 or svance@fcgov.com.

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Colorado Harmony Market supports local businesses

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Jun 292004
 
Authors: Chris Kampfe

To the proprietors of the Colorado Harmony Market, calling the

enterprise a grocery store is similar to saying a choice cut

rib-eye is “just a piece of meat.”

The market has unique elements, products and goals that separate

it from other “grocery stores.”

The market is actually four entities under one roof: Long Family

Farms, Fiona’s Delicatessen, Harmony Co-op and Harmony Farms

Foundation. Each store operates mutually but separately in the

building at 1001 E. Harmony Road.

The market’s goal is to provide a farmers’ market-like setting

that can be frequented by customers year-round.

The businesses within the market are separated not only by walls

but also by the products they exclusively produce. The commitment

to supporting local farmers, ranchers and other local

food-production businesses is the common bond the businesses

share.

Long Family Farms is owned by John Long and provides fresh meat

and seafood to the market. Long has been in the meat business for

48 years and raises pigs that provide the store with many of its

pork products. Long said the store operates on the protocol that no

meat will contain antibiotics, hormones or have consumed food or

water that has contaminants. Long’s, like the other stores in the

market, gets all of its meat from local ranchers.

“The meat is all raised on small family farms, not in

confinement,” Long said. “We preserve the identity of the

product.”

To preserve the identity of the product, Long attributes each

product in his store to its individual rancher. Long also said that

an average portion of ground beef purchased in a chain grocery

store could contain meat from up to 1,592 cows, where as in his

store, one portion of ground meat comes from one cow.

“(Long’s) is the best butcher shop I’ve seen in a long time,”

said Allen Stahla, Fort Collins resident and market shopper.

“(It’s) good grass-fed beef that tastes good.”

The Harmony Co-op provides the produce for the market. The co-op

also strives to get as many of its goods from local growers as

possible. Currently only tomatoes, cherries and lettuce are locally

grown, but Chuck Fox, the co-op general manager, estimates that

once the Colorado harvest season arrives in July, 80 to 90 percent

of its products will be locally grown.

“We have unique products because we favor local products,” Fox

said. “Plus they’re just better products.”

So far Fox has been pleased with the response from the local

community.

“I had no idea how people would respond to this. It just touches

something in their head and in their heart,” Fox said. “It means

much more to them when (customers) learn what we’re about.”

Some products the store provides that come from Fort Collins

include soaps, cheeses from Bingham Hill, Nita Crisps, salsas and

tortillas.

Fiona’s Delicatessen also operates in the market. Fiona’s bakery

and catering services in Old Town are now available to south Fort

Collins via the market.

While Long’s and the co-op provide local goods to consumers,

Fiona’s owner Elizabeth McBryde said Fiona’s is working to be a

producer of local products.

One of McBryde’s central motives for participating in the market

was an interest in supporting nonprofits through the market’s

community-oriented nature.

“So many of these nonprofits do a lot of their fundraising with

food and we want to be able to help them,” McBryde said. “We’re

really trying to bridge the gap between the customer and the

producer.”

Aside from the four stores, the market will also provide

community workshops, including gardening, culinary and wellness

instruction among other activities.

The market will be having its grand opening July 16 to 18.

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Community enjoys beer, bands at brewfest

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Jun 292004
 
Authors: Evan Truesdale

Under the heat of the weekend sun, the Fort Collins community

thronged to the beer trucks in Old Town to sample Colorado’s finest

small and large brews at the Colorado Brewers Festival, also known

as brewfest.

As people strolled through Old Town, cold beers in hand, the

sounds of six different bands drifted through the air throughout

the weekend.

“I’m lovin’ the atmosphere, I’m lovin’ the beer, lovin’ the

choices,” said Megan Garrity, an attendee of this years

brewfest.

Despite Garrity’s positive outlook of the festival, some people

grumbled over the event’s price.

“They could lower the cost a little bit,” said Patty Johnstone,

a community member. “It’s a good way to get the community together

and try all the different beers in Colorado. I think they do a

really good job with the music and the different types of beers

that come out.”

As the bands began playing their sets, Brakeman Junction

announced that it had played its final show as it shared the stage

with the horn section of local ska/reggae band, 12 � for

Marvin. The set was a crowd-pleasing set that culminated in a

jam-band-style final song that was met with a roar of applause as

the drummer pounded the cymbals for the final time.

The people then dispersed to the beer vendors to get new drinks

while the other members of 12 � for Marvin set up.

A receptive crowd welcomed the entirety of 12 cents for Marvin,

which played a mix of its own material with a smattering of songs

from the ’80s.

This year marked the 15th anniversary of brewfest. Since its

inception, the event has gone under radical transformations to

become the event that it is now.

“I’ve been attending Brewfest since number two. It’s progressed

to become one of the best events in Fort Collins,” said Stacy

Thomas, the volunteer manager for the brewfest.

The event began in what was once a barren stretch of tarmac on

west LaPorte Avenue where the downtown parking structure now

stands, Thomas said.

“(The second brewfest) was just a black tarmac that was fenced

in; you could not leave. You would just drink and sit on the

tarmac,” said Thomas, who described the early events as “very

small, with no vendors except maybe a hot dog stand; there were10

to 15 breweries that were there.”

Since then the event has grown significantly. Thomas said that

this year’s event was at least 20 times the size of the second

brewfest.

The hot sun did not keep people away this year as Peggy Lyle,

the event coordinator, estimated that 30,000 to 40,000 people

attended the event.

“We represent 38 different breweries,” Lyle said. She said they

tapped about 360 kegs over the weekend. Fort Collins brewers were

allowed to bring two different brews while other Colorado brewers

where allowed to bring only one type.

“The thing about our festival is that it’s all Colorado brews,”

Lyle said.

She said keeping the event open only to Colorado breweries was

in keeping with the original spirit, as “it gave people an

opportunity to find out what the microbrew situation in Colorado

was.”

Lyle works for the Downtown Business Association, the nonprofit

group that organized brewfest.

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Penley restructures university administration

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Jun 292004
 
Authors: Kyle Endres

Some changes are in store for two of CSU’s vice presidents.

After almost a year at CSU, President Larry Penley has decided

to restructure the university administration, and two of the five

current vice presidents will take on expanded roles starting

Thursday. The Board of Governors for the CSU System approved the

reorganization last week.

Tony Frank, vice president for Research and Information

Technology, will add to his duties the new senior vice president

position. This position will lead the university’s academic,

research and student affairs areas, according to a university news

release.

Linda Kuk, vice president for Student Affairs, will add the

duties of dean of admissions to her current role.

“My goal in all of this is to put together a comprehensive

recruitment plan that will tie into the goals (Penley has) outlined

in his inaugural address and that will tie into the

strategic-planning process,” Kuk said.

Penley and Frank were unable to be reached before the newspaper

went to press.

However, Penley wrote an e-mail to the university community

stating that with several key constitutional and financial

challenges facing the university, the restructuring will help

strengthen CSU’s management structure.

“The financial pressures faced by CSU mean that I must

accelerate my efforts to provide the consistent leadership, good

management and regular communication you need to be successful in

the environment that currently exists,” Penley wrote.

Frank, who has been a CSU vice president since August 2000, is

currently in charge of the university’s research funding. He is

also a former associate dean and department chair in the College of

Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

“Larry Penley has set an ambitious course for Colorado State in

the coming years, and I’m confident that working together, we can

reach our goals and even better meet the needs of the society we

exist to serve,” Frank said in the news release.

Kuk has been a CSU vice president since 2001 and is also a CSU

alumna.

She believes the added workload of the admissions dean position

will be “workable” because the people involved are all dedicated to

the effort.

“My motivation is really tied to really caring about this

place,” Kuk said.

One of her main goals for admissions is to evaluate and increase

recruiting efforts, she said.

“One of the goals that we have is to be a little more out there

in terms of recruiting efforts, especially out of state,” Kuk

said.

Kuk said the admissions-office structure will stay mostly the

same, but she will be taking some time to evaluate the office and

look at what it might need in terms of increased resources and

staffing.

Penley also made a change to the Office of Equal Opportunity, in

large part because of recent Supreme Court decisions, according to

his e-mail.

Dana Hiatt, the office’s director, will report directly to

Penley, as well as to John Lincoln, senior adviser to the president

who came to the university on April 1. Lincoln is in charge of

coordinating diversity and improving enrollment management at

CSU.

“This reorganization is designed to place Colorado State’s

academic core at the center of all we do, taking advantage of the

university’s research maturity, maintaining a focus on diversity

and centralizing our admissions activity in ways that further

strengthen our student body,” Penley said.

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Product Placement in Movies

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Jun 222004
 
Authors: Sara Crocker

The De-Lorean in “Back to the Future,” those huge Ray-Ban

sunglasses in “Risky Business” or America Online in “You’ve Got

Mail,” would any of these films been the same without such

memorable products?

Product placement has been a part of the film industry ever

since Katharine Hepburn poured gallons of Gordon’s Dry Gin

overboard in 1952’s “The African Queen.” Certainly, adding brands

to a film brings familiarity and a boost of reality, but have we

gone too far?

In the recent release of “Garfield: The Movie,” (PG) there seems

to be more product than plot. There were placements for everything

from a particular brand of lasagna that the feline was partial to,

to plugging specific newspapers and bands. The placement of these

products was not bothersome merely because they were there, but

because of how blatantly they were placed throughout the film.

One scene of “Garfield” depicts Jon’s train set. Riddled

throughout the “town” that the train travels through are miniature

billboards that can plainly be seen, most notably one with the

Wendy’s logo.

While the amount of brands displayed on the screen can be

stifling, journalism professor Greg Boiarsky concedes that we see

hundreds of ads daily.

America is a consumer driven nation, so it is natural that

advertising be a part of our lives, but we must draw a line

somewhere.

It is possible that a child can view these images of his

favorite fat cat devouring Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers and

suddenly want these crackers. The ultimate goal of such blatant

placement can only be to inspire want and brand loyalty at an early

age.

But, this advertising is also aimed at maintaining the market

they already have. Thus, they use what Boiarsky calls the “mirror

exposure effect.” Essentially, if something is present and seen

long enough you will grow to like it, regardless of age or other

predispositions.

Films like “Wayne’s World” and “Josie and the Pussycats” have

raised this obscene form of product placement into a marketable

form of parody. “Josie” went so far as to even imply that product

placement is a corporate scandal and it is really a subconscious

way to market new products and even create new trends.

Conspiracy theories aside, this idea does not seem too far

fetched. After “E.T.” came out, wasn’t it a bit odd that every

kid’s new favorite candy was Reese’s Pieces?

And, who could forget the massive fashion explosion left in the

wake of “Clueless”? The chances of any girl under 15 not having a

plaid skirt, knee-high stockings, a miniature backpack or any

combination of the three was slim to none.

Product placement is a double-edged sword in the film industry.

By placing these products in movies, they can clearly raise

revenue, making films cheaper to produce. However, Boiarsky points

out, “It doesn’t seem they’re passing the savings onto us.”

Placement can be an annoyance, but it does bring the fantasyland

of film a bit closer into one’s backyard.

“Once you notice it, it becomes very annoying,” said Boiarsky,

who went on to explain that the average American probably does not

notice regular placements.

Well, for those who have noticed, the best way to show

advertisers you disapprove of their methods is to simply avoid

buying their product. Otherwise, get used to your favorite brands

smiling back at you from the silver screen.

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Blinded By the Right

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Jun 222004
 
Authors: Joe Marshall

Silly Republicans, the choice is not yours.

Conservatives across America are rallying against the Friday

release of Michael Moore’s newest documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,”

claiming it is a dangerous piece of anti-Bush propaganda.

After Disney Corp.’s unsuccessful attempt to block the movie’s

release by refusing to distribute the picture, grassroots

conservative groups have begun organizing public boycotts of

“Fahrenheit 9/11” in addition to letter-writing campaigns to local

theaters urging them not to show the movie.

As a result, movie theaters are beginning to hire security

guards for next weekend and Moore’s movie has received a truly

priceless amount of publicity in the fortnight leading up to the

June 25 release date.

I would like to personally thank every single American feeling

compelled to shield me from the conglomerate of horrors and

heretics some refer to as liberal ideology. Surely I am not

intellectually or morally capable of deciphering fact from

fiction.

Criticism of Moore’s journalistic style abounds in the press,

and liberals as well as conservatives have accused the filmmaker of

giving his work extra political slant by editing people out of

context and not presenting an objective view of the topics he

examines. This is, admittedly, a deserved criticism. In the 2001

film, “Bowling for Columbine,” for example, Moore virtually

interrogated a frail Charlton Heston, even though he was suffering

from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Conservative leaders and activists fear Moore will put this same

slant on the Bush administration. Out of an apparent moment of

doubt as to the ability of everybody else to separate fact from

fiction or out of personal surety, have decided it would be best if

nobody saw the film.

The “right” describes Moore’s anti-war/anti-Bush stance as

un-American because Moore is openly contesting both the war and the

government. He is seen as a rabble-rouser, and conservatives are

relentless in their accusation that the timing of this film’s

release is politically motivated.

Duh. Even Moore concedes this is true, and even goes as far as

to say he made this movie with the intention of influencing the

election. He says the film is aimed at the disillusioned masses and

is intended to stir them to action.

“It ignites a fire in people who had given up,” Moore said of

his film in the New York Times.

The June 20 Times review of “Fahrenheit 9/11” made note of

Moore’s checkered past, but the reviewer concluded nonetheless that

” the central assertions of fact in ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ are supported

by public record.”

The first documentary to win top price at the Cannes film

festival since Jacques Cousteau’s “The Silent World” in 1956,

“Fahrenheit 9/11” chronicles the blunders of the Bush

administration from the 2000 election to the invasion of Iraq in

2003.

The film accuses the Bush administration of ignoring warnings of

an impending terrorist attack during the summer of 2001 and using

the attacks as a shallow justification for invading Iraq. He also

accuses Bush of being an incompetent head of state and calls into

question the President’s personal and financial commitments to many

prominent Saudi Arabians, including the bin Laden Family.

Republicans dismiss the connections and accusations made by

Moore as petty partisan propaganda, and use this label as rationale

explaining why the picture shouldn’t be released.

Since when has propaganda been illegal? Did President Bush not

land on an aircraft carrier on the taxpayer’s dime and declare an

end to “major” combat last May, only to have almost 1,000 Americans

die since? How about anti-drug commercials on TV, or even the

multi-colored “Terror Alert Level”?

In a free society, especially a capitalist one, propaganda

saturates everything. People are allowed to say and do what they

please. However, they can decide for themselves what they believe

and how they feel about a given situation.

It is when the flow of ideas becomes controlled and communicated

by a single, self-righteous group that the power of propaganda

begins to pose a serious threat to individual thought.

The question I would like to pose to the “right” is this: What

is more un-American – standing up for what you believe is right or

not giving your neighbors the opportunity to decide what is right

for themselves?

Until the “moral majority” stops telling me what movies I should

not see, I will refer to them by what I feel is a more fitting

title.

The un-Democrats.

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Our View

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Jun 222004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

Saving money for a rainy day is not the easiest thing to do

right now.

The economy is getting stronger, but it still is not what it was

several years ago. Unemployment is on the decline, but college

graduates are still having trouble finding jobs.

And university tuition is likely going to skyrocket in the

not-so-distant future.

Tuition in the state of Colorado has risen steadily over the

past few years, but University of Colorado students might be

feeling shrinking wallets and bank accounts sooner than the rest of

the state, and CSU students are likely to be right behind them.

CU is pursuing state enterprise status, which would free it from

some of the financial constraints of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

TABOR limits the amount of revenue, tuition included, that a state

entity can take in.

Unfortunately, to cover the cost of becoming an enterprise, CU

students might have to handle a 9 percent tuition increase, rather

than a previously considered 6 percent, according to a Denver Post

article from Friday.

CU must surrender an “enterprise adjustment” of $4.5 million to

switch to enterprise status, which the tuition increase is designed

to cover, according to the Post.

While CSU is likely still at least a year away from being able

to pursue enterprise status, this possible tuition increase shows

what will be the likely trend in higher education: Students are

going to have to foot the bill.

With the arrival of universities’ ability to have more state

independence, colleges will have more flexibility in setting

tuition increases. Universities say this is important because the

state money they have been receiving has declined over the past

several years. So the only way for universities to keep up the

quality of education is to increase tuition, which leaves students

out in the cold.

These tuition increases may not affect some current students too

much, but it will affect their younger siblings’ and possibly their

children’s educations significantly.

Even though money is not growing on Colorado’s trees right now,

maybe we should all try to find a way to start saving some money,

because that rainy day is steadily approaching.

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Theater prepares to open

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Jun 222004
 
Authors: Evan Truesdale

Despite a week delay, CSU’s Summer Cafe Theatre is scheduled to

open and run a full season of three different productions.

Several setbacks prevented the technical crew from painting,

rigging lights and continuing construction. After 28 years in

production, this is the first time that the summer theatre has been

delayed for any reason.

“The delays that are happening right now are due to this

wonderful precipitation we’re having, ” said Alana Minor, director

of publicity for the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

The past few years have been difficult for the summer

theatre.

“We’re 28 years old this year, we almost lost the theatre last

year due to budget cuts. My staff with high school volunteers and

two college students managed to get over $10,000 in donations for a

silent auction and we sold everything and we saved summer theatre,”

Minor said.

2004 is also a year of transitions for the resurrected summer

theatre.

“Dr. Burns, who is one of the founders of summer theatre, is

retiring and he has handed off this venue to Dr. Eric Prince, a

British playwright and Becket scholar, someone where very lucky to

have here in our department,” Minor said

This year the theatre will feature three different plays;

“Little Shop of Horrors,” “A Triumph of Love” and “The Last Five

Years.”

“The Last Five Years” is a two person musical production that is

a self-directed performance by CSU graduate music students Britta

and Travis Risner. Britta Risner also produced the soundtrack.

“The Last Five Years” deals with the divorce of a couple that

have been together for five years. Members of the CSU theatre

community have compared the musical’s soundtrack to the Broadway

production “Rent.”

As the new opening date looms near, the technical staff said

they will be ready and are currently preparing for the technical

rehearsal.

“In a technical rehearsal we add all the technical elements to

the show, the actors (had) been rehearsing with just tape marks on

the floor,” said Jimmie Robinson, the technical director and

lighting designer for Summer Cafe Theatre, “A tech rehearsal is

with a full set, all the props, the sound is added, we’ll have all

the sequencing and cues of when the lights come up.”

Robinson has good things to say about the upcoming season.

“I’ve seen rehearsals for two shows and they’re very good,

“Little Shop of Horrors” is going to be a funny, outstanding show.

“A Triumph of Love” is a clever, funny show.”

The theatre will be holding its annual reception on campus on

July 19. The event is open to the CSU public.

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