Archive for May 3rd, 2011

Movie Review: ‘Fast Five’

Leon Goodrum

Leon Goodrum

By Leon Goodrum

LA MESA – Furious Five is the fourth in the order of The Fast and Furious franchise. Although there are five films, the third – Tokyo Drift – is technically the last in the order. In 2001, when The Fast and the Furious was released it became an instant hit, producing several sequels including 2 fast 2 furious, Tokyo Drift, and Fast and Furious.  The Fast and the Furious series continues to be well received.

Returning characters who blessed the screen in this action-packed ride included the following: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.  With the addition of a new cast member Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the cast has really been rounded-out.

The movie starts off after the events of the fourth film of the series, Fast and Furious. We find Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) finally caught and brought to trial for the savage beating that had occurred in the first film. Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), along with Dom’s sister Mia (Jordana Brewster), break Dom out of custody, and the trio flee to South America.

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Cuyamaca College to mount music festival May 7

CUYAMACA COLLEGE  (Press Release)– Combine live bands with college students eager to learn the music business and what do you get? The Cuyamaca College Music Industry Studies program’s third annual Coyote Music Festival set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, on the grand lawn of the Rancho San Diego campus.

The free event for all ages will be showcasing local bands on two stages playing original and covered music ranging from rock, pop, alternative and punk to acoustic jazz and folk.

For the students, the concert is the culmination of a semester-long project to put on a music festival, handling all aspects of production, including planning, auditions, promotions, staging and sound engineering.

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Feds join suit against for-profit colleges’ recruitment practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USANN4)–For the first time, the federal government is getting involved in the legal battle against student recruitment practices at for-profit colleges.   The Justice Department has joined an employee whistle-blower suit against Education Management Corporation.

The company is accused of illegally paying recruiters based on the number of students they enrolled.   In most cases, the government prohibits such incentive compensation for colleges accepting federal aid.   It is feared the practice will encourage companies to enroll unqualified students.

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