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Bundled up to protect themselves from winter storms, many people waited for hours as lines stretched around the block, everyone hoping that they would be one of the chosen few. While this may sound like something out of a Depression era story, this was the scene across the nation on Feb. 3 as Denny’s restaurants gave away free breakfasts.

The Oscars

Best Picture “Slumdog Millionaire” For a true Cinderella story look no further than “Slumdog Millionaire.” This independent film from India is the story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) the most successful contestant on India’s version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”

A new face in a familiar job

S.H.: Tell us a little about yourself? J.M.: I started in Mass Communications and I wanted to be a color commentator for Monday Night Football, but when I took my video classes I decided I liked directing better than being on camera. Then I took a path through communications and organizations, teaching in that field.

Join the Viewpoints staff!

Join Riverside City College’s student newspaper Viewpoints! Gain experience in writing, editing, graphics and desktop publishing. Enter national competitions, cover special events and get published. Informational meetings for interested students will be held in the Journalism area of the Assessment Center building at Riverside City College on Feb. 18,19, 20 and 23 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and 12:40 – 1:40 p.m. (Attend any one of these meetings). Call 951-222-8487/8488 for more information or e-mail viewpoints@rcc.edu.

News Briefs

Save the date Everyone is invited to attend a welcome reception for new president Jan Muto. The event will be held in the Quad Art Gallery Feb. 19 from 12:50-1:50 p.m. The consequences of ‘Cuttin Corners’ Join the Puente Club for an evening of singing, dancing, sadness and humor when they present “Cuttin Corners.

Chancellor search: Round Two

Thomas M. Fallo Thomas Fallo has been president of El Camino College in Torrance since 1995. Fallo has achieved a doctorate in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University, a master’s of business administration in Business Management and a bachelor’s of Economics from UCLA.

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