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Owning Enthusiasm: SDSU Wants to Trademark ‘I Believe’ Cheer

San Diego State University is trying to trademark a cheer.

It’s commonly referred to as the “I Believe” cheer. At Aztec games, one fan screams “I” and the crowd repeats it; then “I believe,” adding one word at a time through “I believe that we will win!” It ends with an ear-piercing climax when the whole crowd shrieks, “Win!”

Aztec basketball fans have become famous for using the cheer in recent seasons. The student section, known as “The Show,” will have hundreds of fans jumping and chanting the cheer in unison during games. They are waves of Aztec passion, like breakers to the shore.

The synchronized, undulating mob screams the mantra to both inspire their team and freak out the opposition.

It has been known to work.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 27, 2014

San Diego State University Aztecs Men’s Basketball faces the University of Arizona Wildcats in a sweet 16 showdown. The Wildcats are heavily favored but many think that’s way overblown and the Aztecs are going to trounce their overconfident foe. Game starts at 7:17.

73-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease went missing yesterday afternoon and San Diego Sheriff’s Department wants you to keep an eye out for her. Her name is World Luz Loper, she’s five foot one inch tall, weighs about 100 pounds, has brown hair, and short white hair done up in a Mohawk. Sheriff’s Departments says that Loper likes to wear a trash bag when its raining and that if you ask her how old she is she’ll smile and say “Sweet 16” Anyone with any info is asked to call 858-565-5200.

One sentencing and an arraignment worth mentioning today.

At 8:30 this morning in San Diego’s courthouse Aaron Franklin will be sentenced for murdering a member of his own gang.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon in El Cajon’s courthouse Ernesto Dominguez is being arraigned and accused of breaking into a Spring Valley home.

At 11:00 AM Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Education President Jim Cartmill and Superintendent Ed Brand are talking to the press about the contract talks with teachers union. This board of education has been plagued with problems. One of its board members was convicted on corruption charges earlier this year. This week the board canceled a meeting for the second week in a row. They were supposed to talk about the teachers’ contract. So everyone is very curious what President Cartmill and Superintendent Brand will say.

San Diego County Treasure and Tax Collector Dan McAllister is talking to the press at 11:00 this morning about the approaching property tax deadline.

Then at 11:30 San Diego State Political Science professor Mikhail Alexseev, a Ukrainian native, is giving a talk about what effect the Kiev protests have had and what he thinks is going to happen in Ukrain’s future.

Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 10-years of working with the AFL-CIO this morning at 8:15.

Then at 9:15 the North County Transit District and San Marcos Fire Department is practicing rescuing people from a train stalled on a bridge. So if you see fire trucks at the Rancheros Road and Woodland Parkway rail bridge that goes over the 78 in North County, don’t freak out.

Long term parkers at San Diego’s airport are getting one of their lots back this morning at 10:00. The 2000 space lot just north of Lindbergh Field is re-opening, it now has some space set aside for a new rental car center that’s supposed to open in 2016.

At 10:30 the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is hosting a meeting about how the oceans affect human health. They’re talking about the molecular processes behind global marine pollutants, human exposure to methyl mercury, oil oxidation following the Deepwater Horizon disaster and much more.

And finally … how pirates have helped to advance the progress of science is the topic of a talk at University of California San Diego at 7:00 tonight.

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Good morning this is the AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 21, 2014

San Diego State Aztecs beat New Mexico State Aggies in a nail biting NCAA game last night in Spokane Washington. It was their first game of the tournament and at the first half the Aztecs had a 12-point lead but it all feel apart by the end of the game. The Aggies came back but lost in overtime to SDSU 73-69. Next game for the Aztecs is North Dakota State tomorrow afternoon at 3:10 on TNT.

Here in San Diego at the Viejas Arena more NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament games start. First up at 11:10 AM Arizona goes against Weber State Gonzaga vs Oklahoma State after that. And at around 4:30 Virginia Commonwealth takes on Stephen F. Austin With UCLA vs Tulsa finishing off the night.

SeaWorld is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. They are unveiling a new entrance called Explorer’s Reef at 7:00 this morning.

At noon protesters calling themselves “Concerned San Diegans” will have an unveiling of their own. They are displaying a message outside SeaWorld on the corner of Sea World Drive at Sea World Way they say it showcases a new vision for Sea World in the 21st Century.

Jane Cartmill, President of San Diego Animal Advocates says … “We envision SeaWorld as it should always have been – providing real education in an eco-conscious environment.”

In court one sentencing and one arraignment of note, both at 1:30 this afternoon.

In Linda Vista’s juvenile court Kenneth Hamilton, who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, is being sentenced for shooting and killing two teenagers in Oceanside’s Libby Lake Park.

And Jayne Colantonio is being arraigned in San Diego’s courthouse and accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend, whose body was found in the San Diego River.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is opening the exhibit “Tattoos and Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor” this morning at 9:00.

Tonight at 7:00 the last concert for the guitar exhibit at Ruben H. Fleet Science Center is being headlined by Steve Poltz, a founding member of The Rugburns.

And finally at 8:00 tonight the San Diego Symphony is playing a concert of European music from both the Classical and Romantic eras at the Jacobs Music Center on B Street in downtown.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 20, 2014

San Diego State Basketball faces New Mexico State in their first match-up for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Spokane Washington. Tip-off is just before 7:00 and the Alumni Association is gathering at Randy Jones All-American Sports Grill to watch the game. If … I’m sorry I apologize … I mean after the Aztecs beat New Mexico their next game will be up against the winner of the Oklahoma State vs North Dakota State game.

Today starting at 8:00 AM tickets for the NCAA games being played here in San Diego go on sale on line. A limited number of tickets for the games at SDSU’s Viejas Arena will be available at Ticketmaster.com and NCAA.com

And all eight teams playing will have practices today and they’re open to the public

— Weber State is from noon-12:40 p.m.

— Oklahoma State, 12:45-1:25 p.m.;

— Arizona, 1:30-2:10 p.m.;

— Gonzaga, 2:15-2:55 p.m.;

— Virginia Commonwealth, 4:25-5:05 p.m.;

— UCLA, 5:10-5:50 p.m.;

— Stephen F. Austin, 5:55-6:35 p.m.; and

— Tulsa, 6:40-7:20 p.m.

This morning after 8:00 the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E Meyer and it’s 300 sailors leave San Diego for an independent deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. Commander Randy J. Van Rossum says that they have spent the past year and half getting ready for this deployment.

Well known Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, Democratic Congress people Susan Davis and Scott Peters, along with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer are all getting together this morning at 9:00. They are talking about a new report that says cyber security is a $1.5 billion dollar business for San Diego County. They are going to announce a new public-private partnership called Cyber Center of Excellence. It’s supposed to connect cyber companies with military leaders and academic partners so they can all coordinate and promote San Diego’s regional cyber strengths. It’s also one of the few times these three congress people will agree on anything.

Then at 12:15 this afternoon Mayor Faulconer is announcing his new 26-member staff.

This morning in Balboa Park’s Prado at 9:30 AM ten of San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies are being recognized at the annual auto-theft enforcement awards. They are credited with 51 arrests and the recovery of 167 stolen cars with a value of more than $1.1 million.

Two arraignments of note this afternoon at 1:30, both in San Diego’s courthouse.

42-year-old Ghazal Mansury is accused of murdering her 79-year-old mother then dumping her body in an isolated area in far East San Diego County on the Barona Indian Reservation.

And 7-people are being arraigned for the same crime. Travis Wilbert Ross III, Travis Cofey, Derrick Henderson, Robert Shannon Jr., Carlton Blue, Manuel Castaneda and Sharika Bradley are all accused of stabbing and killing a 25-year-old in a street fight

Chula Vista is breaking ground on some new affordable housing this afternoon at 1:00. It’ll be the first mixed-use housing project in San Diego County’s South Bay. The development is going to have 33 apartments and be built on land that has been unused for over a decade at 240 Landis Ave. They’ll have 1 and three bedrooms and rents will range from around $600 to just over $1200.

And finally a reminder that the SDSU Alumni Association watch party for the Aztecs vs New Mexico State men’s basketball game is tonight starting at 6:15 at Randy Jones All-American Sports Grill, 7510 Hazard Center Drive.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2014

The National Weather Service is warning us about high surf and strong rip currents today through tomorrow morning. They say west-facing beaches could get three to six-foot waves with sets as high as seven-feet. The rip currents are even more of a danger. They’ll drag you out past the surf line and exhaust you if you get caught in one. So if you do get caught in one, swim parallel to the shore until you’re out of it then swim in.

Over the weekend San Diego State men’s basketball got a number four seed in the West for the NCAA tournament. Aztecs will face the New Mexico State Aggies in Spokane Washington. If the Aztecs win they play the winner of the Oklahoma vs North Dakota State game.

This morning at 10:30 Mayor Faulconer and Councilman Todd Gloria are introducing a kind new museum and attraction pass called the “Balboa Park Explorer’s Pass”. It’ll get you unlimited general admission to all kinds of Balboa Park things including all the museums. The annual pass costs …

$129 for adults

$99 for senior citizens and students

A family pass is $199 and that’s good for two adults and up to four children.

At 2:00 this afternoon San Diego’s Torrey Pines Golf Course will officially become the location of the 2021 U.S. Open. The City Council is having a special meeting and expected to approve a contract with the U.S. Golf Association. Last time the city hosted the tournament the estimated economic impact was $142 million.

In court today two sentencings of note.

First in San Diego’s courthouse at 9:00 AM Ronnie Chang a former medical marijuana dispensary owner will hear his fate for money laundering.

Then in Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 PM Joan Priest the former head of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is being sentenced for embezzling over $62,000

And finally at 5:30 tonight San Diego Women’s Week starts with a wine and food tasting event at the Bernardo Winery.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 11, 2013

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The voice of Charlie Brown pleads guilty to stalking and criminal threats charges. Arrested in January 56-year-old Peter Robbins threatened a doctor that did cosmetic surgery on his girlfriend. Robbins then physically assaulted his girlfriend during a fight over the surgery, and reportedly left threating messages on his girlfriend’s voice mail too. Robbins will be sentenced next month and could be sentenced to up to three years in state prison.

Two sentencing’s today of note

First at 9 AM Paul Thweni will hear his fate. Thweni pleaded guilty to bribing a University of San Diego basketball player in an attempt to fix a game.

And this afternoon at 1:30 Rick C Huffman will be sentenced for burglary in a botched attempt to steal bank customer account info.

Finally this morning at 10:15 the San Diego Unified School District is showing off its new Motion Picture Industry facility at Point Loma High. It’s all part of a program that will give students a professional style place to make their very own movies.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 19, 2013

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This morning the San Diego Zoo’s panda cub Xiao Liwu will have his first snow day.

In court … the preliminary hearing for a man accused of having sex with multiple teenage girls …and testimony begins in the mental competency hearing for David Zepeda, he’s accused of stealing $6 million in a foreclosure scam

San Diego County Board of Supervisors meets today on the agenda … a plan to help the homeless and rooster regulations. Yes I said roosters.

And the city council is meeting too … they’ll be talking about supporting the Tourism Marketing District and a proclamation honoring the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering.

Finally this morning at Cathedral Catholic High School a mass is being held for the family involved in a horrible head on collision Sunday night. The School’s head basketball coach’s family was injured in the crash. The mother and three kids were hit head on by a wrong way driver on the freeway and suffered major injuries. Mom and two of the kids are in stable condition wile one child is in the ICU

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