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Cegles ready to begin his era

During the 2005-06 school year it looked as if Long Beach State would never be able to replace athletic director Bill Shummard after he left the school in 2005. Finally in April, President F. King Alexander named Vic Cegles the man to lead the 49ers athletic program in the future.[Read More…]

Freshman juggling soccer, school

Leaving home, buying books, furnishing a new room, scheduling classes and making new friends are just a couple of stressful problems for incoming students. For freshman Chantel Hubbard, she has to improve her soccer skills, learn new formations and try to find playing time for one of the top college[Read More…]

49ers envision Big West title

Historically, pre-season expectations for the Long Beach State women’s soccer team have been modest. But with Mauricio Ingrassia going into his third season as head coach, and after two consecutive nationally-ranked recruiting classes, expectations have changed. The 49ers have all 11 starters returning from last year’s squad, which finished with[Read More…]

Sowder could become new softball coach

A new softball coach is expected to be named within a couple weeks, and Long Beach State assistant coach, Kim Sowder, is a strong candidate for the position, according to Athletic Director Vic Cegles. Cegles said he is planning to interview several candidates next week and will have his list[Read More…]

Street Scene kicks off

There was a party held at Qualcomm Stadium last weekend and it did not involve the Chargers. Street Scene took over the parking lot of the football stadium for two nights of music, food and carnival rides. The first night was held Aug. 4 and started late for a festival,[Read More…]

Needed skills lacking from current generation

As an employee at a sewing store in Long Beach, I have met my share of people interested in sewing. While I was working a few nights ago, a customer and I got into a conversation about my generation’s lack of interest in sewing. While I know this is a[Read More…]

‘The Night Listener’ holds up to suspense

Miramax Films’ new psychological thriller “The Night Listener,” directed by Patrick Stettner and starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette, will open in theaters on August 4. Some psychological thrillers leave audience members with the impression that the story is an impossible occurrence, a definitive “that was a great fiction” feeling.[Read More…]

‘Ant Bully’ a good family-oriented film

Exterminators of the world should beware. “The Ant Bully,” a new family-oriented computer-animated film directed by John A. Davis (who also directed “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) and co-produced by Tom Hanks, will likely have many children worldwide demonizing bug killers everywhere. “The Ant Bully’s” premise is simple and straightforward. Ten-year-old[Read More…]

NASCAR needs its Tiger Woods

I don’t get NASCAR. Maybe to appreciate stock car racing you have to love cars, be born below the Mason-Dixon line or listen to Tim McGraw. For me, NASCAR is slightly more exciting than curling. Although, NASCAR does a have chance to win me over. All it needs is a[Read More…]

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