Monday, September 23, 2002

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This is the first entry on the Web Log of the Introduction to Journalism class at Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California.

For now, those authorized to post on the site are students Lisa R. Dawson, David D. Mendes, Siobhan M. Boland, Alex Marcos, Megumi Oda, Valerie Melichar, Patrick M. McMahon, Michael J. O'Malley, and Alex Bardales, and instructor Joe McGinniss.

We remember the words of Tacitus:
"The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise,"

and of Murray Cohen:
"The ark was built by amateurs, and the Titanic by the experts."


GLOBAL NEWS NOTES: Roberto Baggio, father of prospective student Valentina Baggio (class of 2009), assisted on both goals as his Brescia team beat Chievo Verona, 2-1, in Italy's Serie A. Soka Gakkai member Shunsuke Nakamura scored his first goal in Italy (penalty kick at 92'), but his Reggina team lost to Inter Milan, 2-1.