Online poker gets flushed

Cal Poly students who recently tried to get a little action online were rejected en masse. The Web sites in question weren’t MySpace or facebook. The usual suspects were replaced by partypoker.com, pokerroom.com and fulltiltpoker.net.

The reason for the denial was the recent passage of the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006, which was signed into law by President Bush on Oct.

University introduces first scholarship coordinator

Cal Poly’s University Advancement division has appointed Allison Jones as its first scholarship coordinator in order to increase the number of available scholarships and improve student-donor relations.

In an effort to improve scholarships, internships and endowments, Jones will coordinate donor relations and will develop and maintain the scholarship-giving Web site.

Student hit by train, requires leg amputation

A run-in with a train cost psychology student Ryan West his right foot early Saturday morning.

Union Pacific Railroad contacted the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) at 1:16 a.m. to notify authorities that a pedestrian had been hit, authorities said.

NDSU crushes Poly 51-14; Mustangs' I-AA playoff hopes gone

Forty minutes and 17 seconds.

That’s how long the North Dakota State football team possessed the ball in its 51-14 rout of Cal Poly on Saturday. The loss in front of 14,706 fans at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., ends both the Mustangs’ Great West Football Conference title and Division I-AA playoff hopes.

Smell of tar causes health problems for students and faculty

The smell of tar was thicker than the air in the room where music senior David Hora sat, waiting to go to his next class.

“A whole bunch of people have headaches, but it’s still the same schedules in the same rooms,” Hora said.

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City to discuss changes to South Broad Street

A plan to improve the economic and aesthetic viability of South Broad Street will be introduced to the community tonight at a public meeting at the Grange Hall.

The South Broad Street Corridor Plan seeks to implement traffic improvements that will make the one-mile stretch of road between High Street and Orcutt Road safer through the addition of pedestrian refuges, crosswalks and signals.

Poly celebrates Latino history

November is Latino History Month and this year’s celebration is bigger than ever.

“This year is really cool because we have a director and have planned more events,” said Gabriela Garcia, a nutrition senior and Multicultural Center employee.

There are usually two weeks in October dedicated to Latino history, but the center wanted to have a whole month to bring awareness about Latino heritage and culture.

Prop 1D squeaks by, gives millions to Cal Poly

A proposition that will infuse $10.4 billion into California’s education system, including $16.7 million for Cal Poly over two years, was headed toward approval as of deadline Tuesday.

Despite trailing earlier in the night, Proposition 1D was up by a margin of five points, 54.

SLO residents vote Measure 'Y'es

Measure Y passed Tuesday night with 64.74 percent of the vote, meaning that the city of San Luis Obispo will now pay a half-cent more on sales taxes for the next eight years.

The measure finished with 7,738 votes supporting it and only 4,215 votes opposing it.

Romero returns for third term as mayor

Voters re-elected San Luis Obispo Mayor Dave Romero Tuesday for his third term. He won by 16.79 percent in a race against John Ewan, a business owner and City Council member, City Council member Christine Mulholland and artisan welder Don Hedrick. Romero led the race the whole way through.

Lois Capps the victory

Constituents in the House of Representatives’ 23rd District, which includes parts of San Luis Obispo County, re-elected Democrat Lois Capps Tuesday.

“I feel very gratified, first of all that there’s a good turn out at the polls,” Capps said.

Capps defeated Republican Victor Tognazzini with 63 percent of the vote.