Media Clips 9.8-10.2012

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Media Clips 9.8-10.2012

Postby madona » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:58 am

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Fresno State farm market rocks
(Fresno Bee © 09/10/2012)
On a hot day in August (predicted temperature of 108 degrees), my husband and I shopped at Fresno State's Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market. Upon leaving, we found our car wouldn't start, so we called our road service number for help. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, it was nearly an hour and a half before the tow truck arrived. During that time, we stood waiting because sitting in a hot car with the sun beating down on the roof was not an option.

A look into Fresno State alcohol policy
(The Colelgian © 09/10/2012)
With the recent alcohol related death of a student, the question about Fresno State policy arises. Fresno State has an alcohol policy covering all campus events as well as events affiliated with the university. Fresno State is not a dry campus. Those campuses that are dry not serve alcohol, regardless of a persons age.

Fresno police making headway in investigation of drinking death
(Bakersfield Californian © 09/08/2012)
The Fresno Police Department said in a news release Friday evening that detectives have made significant progress in their investigation into the death of Philip Dhanens, a Garces High graduate from Bakersfield who died Sunday after a night of drinking at a fraternity house in Fresno. Dhanens, 18, a Fresno State freshman, reportedly had hoped to join Theta Chi, an off-campus fraternity. An autopsy report is pending.

Fresno State Greek activities on hold after death
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 09/08/2012)
Police say 18-year-old Philip Dhanens drank a large amount of hard liquor before fraternity members found him unconscious. This weekend all Greek activities have been postponed at Fresno State. Fresno police say they've interviewed 40 people as they work to track down how Dhanens got the alcohol and who bought it. Investigators are also working to find out what care was provided to those pledges who were drinking large amounts of alcohol.

Forum will focus on religious hate crimes
(Fresno Bee © 09/08/2012)
Those on the panel are the Rev. Natalie Chamberlain, pastor of United Christian Church; Seyed Ali Ghazvini, imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno; the Rev. Bryan Jessup, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno; Sharnjit Singh Purewall, assistant secretary of the Sikh Council of Central California; Rick Winer, rabbi of Temple Beth Israel; and Robert Maldonado, a philosophy professor at Fresno State.

Fiala on ethics: Testing of limits isn't just for the adventurous
(Fresno Bee © 09/08/2012)
ew Fiala is a professor of philosophy and director of the Ethics Center at Fresno State. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from UCLA and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. His column, which runs twice a month in The Bee,

Frat House Searched
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 09/08/2012)
Friday evening, police served a search warrant at a Fresno State fraternity house that’s in hot water. Officers combed through Theta Chi’s home, hoping to seize evidence that would provide answers into the recent death of a freshman pledge.18-year old Philip Dhanens died last weekend following a heavy night of partying.

Binge drinking back in limelight
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 09/08/2012)
When Fresno State freshman Philip Dhanens died last holiday weekend after what the university said was a night of heavy drinking, he became part of a shocking statistic. Nationwide, alcohol is a factor in the deaths of an estimated 1,800 college students each year. Alcohol poisoning, automobile collisions and other mishaps contribute to their deaths.

Fresno police search Theta Chi Fraternity house
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Fresno police are sorting through new evidence as they investigate the death of a Fresno State student who died at an off-campus fraternity house. Related ContentMore: ABC30 Neighborhood News Detectives spent several hours serving a search warrant Friday at the Theta Chi Fraternity house near Fresno State.

Frat death puts binge drinking back in limelight
(Fresno Bee © 09/08/2012)
When Fresno State freshman Philip Dhanens died last holiday weekend after what the university said was a night of heavy drinking, he became part of a shocking statistic. Nationwide, alcohol is a factor in the deaths of an estimated 1,800 college students each year. Alcohol poisoning, automobile collisions and other mishaps contribute to their deaths.

Catching Up: Valley week in review (Sept. 2 - 8)
(Fresno Bee © 09/09/2012)
What happened: A night of drinking at a fraternity party had a tragic outcome for Fresno State freshman Philip Dhanens, who died Sunday at a Fresno hospital. Fresno police are investigating who gave alcohol to the 18-year-old from Bakersfield, and whether alcohol was provided to other underage people at the Theta Chi fraternity party.

Local briefs: Five arrested in Hanford gang fight
(Fresno Bee © 09/09/2012)
Jacques Benninga of Fresno State will be awarded the 2012 Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education in November in Washington, D.C., the Character Education Partnership announced. Benninga, a professor and director of the Bonner Center for Character Education and Citizenship at Fresno State, will be recognized for his work promoting character education for more than 25 years.
Valley street vendor suppliers see big increase in sales
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 09/09/2012)
They're part of the burgeoning mobile food scene, a $1.5 billion industry that has grown at an average rate of 8.4% per year over the past four years, according to research firm IBISWorld. The trend has grown locally as customers seek out fresh and unique foods, and scorn processed foods, said Tim Stearns director of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State.

Fresno home prices inch up
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 09/10/2012)
Housing experts and wary real estate agents say they're not ready to declare a recovery. But they think it's an encouraging sign that the Valley's real estate market finally has stabilized after one of the worst housing downturns in decades. "We're slowly climbing out of the hole, not as fast as people want, but we had a big mess and it's going to take some time to recover from this," said Andy Hansz, director of the Gazarian Real Estate Center at Fresno State. "I think we're still at the early stages of a slow recovery."

Fresno home prices inch up, but experts still wary
(Fresno Bee © 09/10/2012)
"We're slowly climbing out of the hole, not as fast as people want, but we had a big mess and it's going to take some time to recover from this," said Andy Hansz, director of the Gazarian Real Estate Center at Fresno State. "I think we're still at the early stages of a slow recovery."
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