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Young woman hit by vehicle

A young woman was rushed to emergency care after another woman driving a white Honda Pilot sport utility vehicle hit her as the driver made a right turn onto Nordhoff Street from Etiwanda Avenue Wednesday at about 5:20 p.m. “The girl (who got hit) appeared to be a Japanese woman in her 20s,” said the woman who was driving the car and preferred not be identified. The woman was on her way to Washington Mutual on the corner of Reseda Boulevard and Nordhoff Street after picking up her 6- and 10-year-old daughters from a pool party at a friend’s house. “I was trying to make a shortcut from Lassen (Street) to Etiwanda (Avenue) because I didn’t want to have to go through the traffic (on) Reseda (Boulevard),” she said. According to a police officer on the scene, the girl was still conscious, but her leg was injured, and she was too weak to get up. Further information on the girl’s condition was not immediately available.

Katrina fundraising efforts begin today around campus

CSUN campus leaders will begin accepting donations today in hopes of raising $500,000 in five days for victims of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged and destroyed parts of the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama when it made landfall Aug. 29. Everyone has been asked to donate $15. Donations will be accepted until 7 p.m. Students can give donations on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Contributions will continue to be accepted from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Four guarded boxes will be set up throughout campus at the Matador Bookstore walkway, the Business Education Quad, the University Student Union outside Subway, and the Sierra Center outside Freudian Sip. Volunteers are needed and can call 677-3260. A Hurricane Katrina support group at the University Counseling Center will also be open to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 9. Students can receive counseling in the center from 9-10:30 a.m. Staff and faculty can also come in from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

CSUN detachment of UCLA Army ROTC plans semester

This semester the CSUN detachment of the UCLA Army ROTC Battalion will be busy both on and off campus, according to Lt. Col. Shawn Buck. ROTC will be involved in various social activities and conduct several leadership labs and various training exercises. The group will lead physical training sessions and attend classes in order to prepare themselves for military schools and also for their eventual commissioning as officers in the U.S. Army. The highlight of the Fall 2005 semester, however, could be the Field Training Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, which is 25 miles southwest of King City, in late October. In November, several cadets will be involved in the Ranger Challenge Competition, also at Fort Hunter Liggett, where they will compete with more than 20 other ROTC programs.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for new B3 parking structure

The official grand opening of CSUN’s newest parking structure, B3, will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today led by Chad Charton, president of Associated Students, and Safa Sajadi, vice president of A.S. CSUN President Jolene Koester and Mo Qayoumi, vice president for Administration and Finance, will be present to greet students, faculty and staff at the event, which will take place at the structure’s entrance on Prairie Street at 11 a.m.

Corrections and clarifications

An Aug. 31 brief about CSUN graduate Tony Seybert, who wrote an article for Hustler magazine after he wore a sign at last spring’s commencement that said: ” Heil Bush! Support the troops! Either go and help or bring them home!”, incorrectly stated his reason for writing the Hustler piece. In fact, Seybert was making the point that he thought the CSUN commencement ceremonies were themselves political.