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Stanford Report, November 8, 2000

Cardinal Chronicle /

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM SMALL TOWNS across the country this fall got to hear political messages directly from AL and DUBYA thanks to "In Their Own Words: Sourcebook for the 2000 Presidential Election." Professor SHANTO IYENGAR led the nonpartisan project to record all of Gore's and Bush's speeches onto 26,000 CD-ROMs that were shipped free nationwide. "NPR did a story on it that had a huge impact," he says. "And it got listed on freebie websites." The CD contains all speeches and television ads by the candidates from June 1 to Oct. 7. After that, material was put online at http://pcl.stanford.edu . Iyengar says the CD can be ordered from http://store.yahoo.com/campaign until Friday.

SENIOR BRYAN HADLEY HUGHES GOT TO TALK about the presidential race on BBC Radio with a waiter Sunday night after his Republican sparring partner got sick. Hughes, a Democrat, was supposed to debate senior PATRICK CROSETTO but he ended up a no-show at Moose's, a hangout for politicos in San Francisco's North Beach. Instead, waiter TONY SAROULI, a Republican, said he was into cutting taxes because he's a small business owner, while Hughes talked about Gore's support for the environment and civil rights. The BBC set up shop in the restaurant last Friday and is broadcasting the U.S. election live until today. "It was really cool," said Hughes, who is voting in his first presidential race.

INSTEAD OF GOBBLING UP ALL THAT LEFTOVER Halloween candy, donate it to business and law school students who throw a party every Christmas for about 500 kids from San Jose. Student GRACE YOKOI from GSB says the candy is used to fill piñatas -- one of the main activities at the party. Until the end of the week, wrapped candy can be dropped into collection boxes outside GSB's Jackson Library, the Computer Lab in the school's basement, the Career Management Center on the third floor and the lobby of Schwab Residential Center on Serra Street. Student LISA CHAGALA says sweets also can be left at the Law School's Office of Student Affairs.

LEARN HOW MUSIC PROMOTES HEALING AND emotional well-being at a Help Center-sponsored workshop featuring HOMERO OYARCE on Nov. 14 at noon. Billed as the "first hospital troubadour in America," Oyarce is regularly found roaming the corridors of Stanford Hospital with his guitar, striking up impromptu sing-alongs with passersby and serenading patients. He will sing and talk about his work in Cypress North at Tresidder. (See story on the Help Center)

THE BLOOD CENTER'S GOLDEN DONORS -- FOLKS who have given blood 100 times or more -- will be feted on Nov. 16 and 29 in the Bing Dining Room at Stanford Hospital, says the center's CARYN HUBERMAN. Two brothers who each received a heart transplant will be among the former patients who talk about what donations have meant to them. Center volunteer BETTY SECKLER will perform songs created especially for the festivities. Golden Donors are also platelet donors, says Huberman. "Giving platelets for cancer patients and those receiving bone marrow or organ transplants is a vital, yet little-known type of blood donation," she says. "Because platelets can be donated frequently, up to 24 times a year, 200 or even 300 donations are not rare in this amazing group of people."

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