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Mustang Express removed to make way for restaurant

In order to make room for a new dining establishment, Mustang Express closed its doors for good at the end of June.

After gauging student wishes through a series of surveys, the University Union Advisory Board (UUAB) decided to close the postal store and copy center, said ASI public relations coordinator Michelle Broom.

Fall sports teams have varied goals

Many of Cal Poly’s athletic teams are headed for success this fall. Get ready – this is just the beginning of an action-packed quarter.

Cross Country

After winning the Big West Conference for the third straight year in 2005, the men’s cross country team is looking for a fourth in 2006.

Students come from far and wide to attend Cal Poly

New Year’s trumps Christmas by far. A school day lasts from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., not including homework. Parents are the ultimate deciders, even when they are wrong. And girls and boys rarely touch, although drinking is permitted in celebratory occasions as early as age 10.

Incoming Poly athletes talented, acclaimed

Here’s a look at some of the promising incoming Cal Poly freshmen athletes looking to hone their skills and show their talent on Mustang turf.

Kyle Smith (Baseball)

Smith comes to Cal Poly from Fresno, where he hit .430 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in his final year of high school.

JonBenet case exposes beauty pageant problems

This whole JonBenet Ramsey ordeal is weird. It’s been weird for 10 years and it keeps getting weirder. The newest addition came with the arrest of former Sonoma substitute teacher John Mark Karr, who has admitted guilt in what he said was a failed kidnapping attempt.

SLOPD sets taxi zones downtown

In order to combat late-night double parking issues, the San Luis Obispo Police Department has designated taxi zones throughout the downtown area.

The new taxi zones are a way of ensuring the safety of both nighttime pedestrians and taxi drivers, according to police.

Cal Poly golfer dies in car accident

Justin McCutcheon, 19, a San Luis Obispo High School graduate who redshirted on the Cal Poly golf team last fall, died early Aug. 9 after his Volkswagen Jetta collided with a Volvo trailer-truck on a Massachusetts interstate, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Incoming! Poly freshmen look to get the drop on the competition

Here it is: the third and final edition of the incoming Poly players preview, which highlights freshman athletes in each sport. Watch for this talented group of athletes to make their mark as Mustangs in the coming year and thereafter.

Kevin Jones – Track and Field
Jones, 17, began pole vaulting his freshman year of high school because he heard it was the “easy sport” and he wanted a way out of physical education.

Round two: meet the Mustangs

Fret not, Poly player lovers; there are more incoming athletes to be highlighted. And if the following player summaries still don’t satisfy your fix, lucky you, there’s another installment still to come.

Madeline Fletcher – Women’s Golf

Los Alamitos, Calif.

"We got next": meet the future of Poly athletics

Even Chris Gocong was a freshman once. As the latest Cal Poly draftee embarks on his first year in the NFL, a whole new crop of students are readying themselves for the life of a college athlete – Cal Poly style. Here’s a look at some, but by no means all, of the promising incoming Poly Players looking to hone their skills and show their talent on Mustang turf.

County officials purchase portable breathalyzers; expect DUI spike

As a kickoff to the Sober Summer program, county law enforcement recently announced the purchase of 43 court-admissible breathalyzers.

With the introduction of the Portable Evidential Breath Test Units, law enforcement is anticipating a local 20 percent spike in drunken driving arrests, said Wayne Hansen, administration services officer II for County Drug and Alcohol Services.