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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         September 23, 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vol. 84, Issue 23


In the Monday edition of The
Ball State Daily News, a stor y
incorrectly reported the
involvement of the Fulbright
Scholar program with Dr.
Ahmed Moussali as a visiting
                                      Kerry drops ads in four states
                                      Bush won Arizona,                        four states in 2000, and Kerry starting the second week of
lecturer. The American                                                         can’t win the White House without October, campaign officials said,
University in Beirut started
and directs the program spon-
                                      Arkansas, Louisiana,                     taking one or two of them away but those will likely be tabled, too.
                                                                               from the Republican incumbent.            The officials, who spoke on
soring Dr. Moussali’s lecturing       Missouri in 2000                            The ads were scheduled to condition of anonymity, said
                                                                               begin airing Oct. 5 as part of a $5 Arizona, Arkansas and Louisiana
series. The Daily News                                                         million investment through Nov. are unlikely to see Kerry ads
regrets this error.                   Ron Fournier s Associated Press          2, but campaign advis-                                unless there is a
                                                                               ers concluded Kerry                                   major shift in the
DNINSIDE                                 WASHINGTON — Bowing to
                                      political realities, Democratic
                                                                               isn’t    doing       well
                                                                               enough in the states Bush campaign:
                                                                                                                                     campaign’s dynam-
                                                                                                                                     ics. Missouri is still
                                      presidential candidate John Kerry        to justify the cost.      the subject of
                                      has canceled plans to begin                 The       campaign,                                 debate inside the
                                                                                                            Kerry campaign:
                                      broadcasting television commer-          which has reserved                                    campaign,       with
                                      cials in Arizona, Arkansas,              commercial time in 20        some      advisers
                                      Louisiana and the perennial bat-         states         through                                 pushing to adver-
                                      tleground of Missouri.                   Election Day, notified television tise in the traditional swing state.
                                         The decision to shrink his polit-     stations in the four states that          With its burgeoning exurbs and
                                      ical playing field reduces Kerry’s       Kerry would not follow through rural areas turning more
                                      strategic options — at least for         on his plans for the first week of Republican every day, Missouri
                                      now — in the homestretch of the          October.                                                                          DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATEJOHNKERRY delivers a speech in New York on
                                      campaign. George W. Bush won all            Plans are still in place to air ads             Please see KERRY, page 2       Sept. 20. He recently pulled ads from Arizona. Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri.

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What will happen
to the Twinkies?!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          FromStaff Reports
  (AP) – KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
Interstate Bakeries Corp., the                                                                                                                                                                               Student Government Association
maker of lunch box staples                                                                                                                                                                                unanimously passed its annual
Wonder Bread and Twinkies,                                                                                                                                                                                budget of $72,120 Wednesday.
filed for bankruptcy                                                                                                                                                                                         The budget includes $12,000
Wednesday after months of                                                                                                                                                                                 for the reintroduction of the
financial turmoil brought on in                                                                                                                                                                           cosponsorship fee, which SGA
                                                                                                                                                                                                          uses to help student organiza-
part by the low-carb craze.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tions fund events.
  The company will continue                                                                                                                                                                                  The fee was taken out of last
operating its bakeries, outlet                                                                                                                                                                            year’s budget because of a
stores and distribution cen-                                                                                                                                                                              $12,128 debt left over from Tolu
ters, and analysts said that its                                                                                                                                                                          Olowomeye’s administration in
famous brands are unlikely to                                                                                                                                                                             the 2002-03 academic year.
disappear from store shelves.                                                                                                                                                                                Despite some concerns men-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tioned about the cosponsorship
  The company had no immedi-                                                                                                                                                                              fee at SGA’s Sept. 15 meeting,
ate plans to lay off additional                                                                                                                                                                           Steve Geraci, president pro tem-
workers. But, he added, ‘‘It’s                                                                                                                                                                            pore, said the financial committee
very rare in this country that                                                                                                                                                                            voted 5-0 in approval of the fee
anyone goes through Chapter                                                                                                                                                                               after it had heard the concerns
11 and is layoff-free.’’                                                                                                                                                                                  raised.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “There were no dishonorable
IOWA STATE U.                                                                                                                                                           DN PHOTO/CHRISWEDDLE              comment from members of the
                                      TOMMIE CUTICCHIA gets ready to pass while Liz Haeuptle guards him during the Water Polo Club’s practice Wednesday at Lewellen Aquatic Center. The club              financial committee,” Geraci said.
A hip look                                                                                                                                                                                                   The largest item on the budget
                                      competes in two or three tournaments during the fall semester. Opponents include other college club teams from Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Notre Dame and others.
packs back pains                                                                                                                                                                                          was wages, which received
                                                                                                                                                                                                          $26,750. Of that money, the exec-
  (U-WIRE) – Shoulder satchels                                                                                                                                                                            utive board and president pro
may be the latest fashion trend       H E A LT H                                                                            LO CA L                                                                       tempore receive $21,044. The
on campus, but using them                                                                                                                                                                                 president receives reimbursement
might carry risks for your health.
  Jim Nespor, a physical therapist
and athletic trainer at Iowa State
                                                                                                                            Attorney General                                                              for full tuition, the vice president
                                                                                                                                                                                                          receives reimbursement for five-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          sixths of tuition, and the secre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tary, treasurer and president pro
University, said people with heavy
backpacks have always had
problems, but he’s seeing more
people with back problems now
                                                                                                                            sues Walgreens                                                                tempore receive reimbursement
                                                                                                                                                                                                          for two-thirds of tuition, Matt
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Filer, SGA treasurer, said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The members receive the pay-
that shoulder satchels are
becoming increasingly popular.
  “They’re definitely not a good
                                                                                                                            store in Muncie                                                               ment through monthly checks
                                                                                                                                                                                                          that start at the beginning of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          academic year, not when they
                                                                                                                                                                                                          come into office in the spring.
thing for people orthopedically,”                                                                                                                                                                            The rest of the budget for
Nespor said.                                                                                                                Lawsuit seeks total                 doctors were altered 490 times
                                                                                                                                                                to ensure a reimbursement.                wages goes to pay receptionists.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The second-largest item on the
  The American Pediatrics
Association recommends that
                                                                                                                            award of $400,000                      ‘‘The company, through its
                                                                                                                                                                pharmacists, circumvented                 budget was $22,794 for communi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          cation, which includes advertising
younger children have a backpack
that weighs less than 10 percent of
                                                                                                                            in penalties, relief                established controls that
                                                                                                                                                                resulted in a loss to the                 in campus media.
                                                                                                                                                                Medicaid program of thou-                    According to the budget,
their body weight, but figures from                                                                                         By the Associated Press             sands of dollars.                         $54,418 has already been set
Backpack Safety America, an edu-                                                        DN PHOTO/CHRISWEDDLE
                                                                                                                                                                   Unfortunately, those actions           apart for items that must be paid
cational organization, put the per-   LINDSAY LEONHARD points out the number of AIDS cases in Indiana. She                     INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s could have also been detrimen-                    for, such as advertising, wages
centage for older students at 15      spoke about STDs as a representative from the Amelia T. Wood Health Center.           attorney general has filed a tal to the patients the program                  and money for next year’s admin-
percent, Nespor said.                                                                                                       lawsuit against Walgreen Co. is designed to protect from                      istration. SGA has $17,853 left in
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the budget to fill the rest of the

         Speaker focuses
  The problems with shoulder                                                                                                accusing one of its Muncie potential              drug      misuse,’’
                                                                                                                            pharmacies of Medicaid Attorney General Steve Carter                          budget allocations, such as phone
satchels are worse than those                                                                                                                                                                             bills, postage and awards.
                                                                                                                            fraud.                              said in the release.
caused by overloaded, two-strap                                                                                                The lawsuit claims that the         Walgreens           corporate
backpacks.                                                                                                                  Walgreens drugstore on West spokeswoman Carol Hively

 DNNOTES on STD prevention
                                                                                                                            Jackson Street in the east-cen- said the company had been
                                                                                                                            tral Indiana city submitted discussing the claims with
                                                                                                                            $43,000 worth of fraudulent Carter’s office.
 WEATHER                                                                                                                    billings to the state’s Medicaid       ‘‘We were surprised that
 High: 87
 Low: 61
                                      Representative                           not taking care of themselves, and
                                                                               we’re trying to educate people,”
                                                                                                                            Attorney General’s
                                                                                                                                              the                               they       would
                                                                                                                                                                                make an ann-
 Sunny                                from Health Center                       Leonhard said. “Some people
                                                                               don’t listen, and that’s why (AIDS)
                                                                                                                            office said in a
                                                                                                                            news release Wed- The Court alleges the
                                                                                                                                                                                ouncement at
                                                                                                                                                                                this       time,’’
                                      addresses HIV, AIDS                      is spreading so quickly.”
                                                                                  AIDS is the national leading
                                                                                                                               The lawsuit filed
                                                                                                                                                    store submitted at least    Hively said. ‘‘We
                                                                                                                                                                                disagree with
 REMINDER                                                                      cause of death among people 25                                       490 fraudulent bills for
 First course withdrawal                                                                                                    in Marion Superior                                  the claims in the
 period ends today. Fall              YaShekia Smalls s Chief Reporter         to 44 years old, with 40,000 new             Court alleges that prescriptions to at least        press     release
 Break begins Oct. 18.                                                         infections every year and 60 per-            from January 2001       25 Medicaid recipients      issued by the
                                         A beer can, pack of birth control     cent of these new cases being in             to 2004 the store enrolled in a restricted          A t t o r n e y
                                      pills and soda bottle kicked off         women, Leonhard said. More                   submitted at least card program.                    General’s office
                                      Delta Sigma Theta’s “DST vs.             than100 cases of AIDS and 60 HIV             490      fraudulent                                 today.         We
 PARTNERSHIP                          STDs: Safe Sex and AIDS                  cases surface in Delaware County             bills for prescrip-                                 haven’t seen the
 See tomorrow’s                       Awareness”              discussion       alone each year.
 headlines today                                                                                                            tions to at least 25 Medicaid lawsuit so we can’t add any-
                                      Wednesday at the L.A. Pittenger             Leonhard said women are bio-              recipients enrolled in a thing else at this time.’’
 on NewsLink
 at Nine.                             Student Center.                          logically more susceptible to AIDS           restricted card program.               The Attorney General’s
                                         As students blindly selected the      and must therefore receive HIV                  The restricted card program Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
                                      items from a cardboard box,              testing, pap smears and other                limits access to prescription started the investigation after
 CONTAC TU S                          sophomore Lindsay Leonhard,              screenings more frequently to                drugs for people who have a being alerted by the state’s
 News desk: 285-8255                  peer health educator with Ball           help spot or prevent disease.                possibility of misuse. Under Medicaid office in December.
 Sports desk: 285-8245                State University’s Health Center,           She said alcohol and drug abuse
 Editor: 285-8249                                                                                                           the program, only certain doc-         Including penalties and
                                      highlighted each one’s link to sex       are two of the leading risk factors          tors are allowed to prescribe relief, the lawsuit seeks a total
 Classified: 285-8247
 Fax: 285-8248                        and AIDS prevention.                                                                  medications to card holders. award that could be more than
                                         “College students are definitely                     Please see STD, page 2        The lawsuit said the names of $400,000.
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                      IN HISTORY                                                     INTELLIGENCE                                                               POLICE BEAT

                                                                                     Cybersecurity could
                      1875 Billy the Kid is arrested for the first time at                                                                                      ROBERT J. McKENZIE, 20, 223 S. Manning St., was arrested at
                      age 15. He was in jail for two days.                                                                                                      1:57 a.m. Sept. 17 at 1400 W. Jackson St. on charges of public intoxica -
                      1897 Nine-year-old Stephen Kempton died in the                                                                                            tion and illegal possession.
                      first recorded traffic fatality in Great Britain.                                                                                         KENDRA L. HARRIS, 19, 2555 White River Blvd., was arrested a t

                      1943 Mussolini re-establishes a fascist regime
                      in northern Italy.                                             move to White House                                                        11:47 p.m. Sept. 17 at Dicks Street and University Avenue on charges of
                                                                                                                                                                driving under the influence, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol
                                                                                                                                                                concentration of 0.18 and illegal possession.
                                                                                                                                                                DAVID M. MILLER, 21, 502 E. Main St., Jamestown, Ind., was
                                                                                     Ted Bridis s Associated Press        dent at Verisign Inc., an infor-      arrested at 10:08 p.m. Sept. 18 at 1308 W. Marsh St. on charges of pos-
WEATHER THIS WEEK                                                                                                         mation security firm. But he          session of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and
                                                                                        WASHINGTON — The House            said he understood the frustra-       maintaining a common nuisance.
FRIDAY Isolated T-Storms, High: 84, Low: 52                                          will propose moving cybersecuri-     tion among some in the indus-         JAY D. ICE, 25, 415 S. Main St., Farmland, Ind., was arrested at 4:21
SATURDAY Sunny, High: 76, Low: 45                                                    ty offices from the Department of    try and in Congress.                  a.m. Sept. 19 at Riverside Avenue and Dill Street on charges of driving
SUNDAY Sunny, High: 73, Low: 45                                                      Homeland Security to the White          The Department of Homeland         under the influence and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol con-
MONDAY Mostly Sunny, High: 72, Low: 47                                               House as part of the intelligence    Security considers equally            centration of 0.15.
                                                                                     reorganization, according to draft   important the protection of the
TUESDAY Partly Cloudy, High: 73, Low: 48                                             legislation obtained Wednesday       nation’s physical structures,

                                                                                                                                                                STD: Health Center provides
WEDNESDAY Partly Cloudy, High: 70, Low: 49                                           by The Associated Press.             such as bridges and buildings,
                                                                                        The bill, expected to be intro-   and computer networks, which
                                                                                     duced Thursday, would place          regulate the flow of electricity,
                                                                                     cybersecurity into the White
                                                                                     House budget office.
                                                                                        The change reflects frustra-
                                                                                     tion among some Republican
                                                                                                                          phone calls, finances and other
                                                                                                                             Many leading technology compa-
                                                                                                                                                                free, anonymous HIV test
                                                                                                                          nies have urged the Bush adminis-                                          cated so they can make more
                                                                                     lawmakers about what they view       tration to pay greater attention to   Continued from PAGE 1
   BSU DEMOCRATS                                                                                                                                                                                     informed decisions about using
                                                                                     as a lack of attention paid to       cybersecurity, arguing that a shut-
   Our next meeting will be at 5 p.m. in Bracken Library Room 201. Democrats                                                                                    in contracting HIV because it        condoms correctly to have pro-
                                                                                     cybersecurity by the Department      down of vital networks could lead
   and Independents are welcome to attend. For more information email                                                                                           alters people’s perceptions of       tected sex, as well as practicing
                                                                                     of Homeland Security (DHS).          to sustained power outages and                                                                                                                                             their surroundings and often         monogamy and abstinence, she
                                                                                        Some technology companies         other serious disruptions.            leads to unplanned sexual inter-     said.
                                                                                     also have expressed similar con-        ‘‘The fact that this is even
   THE LUTHERAN CENTER                                                                                                                                          course. Oral sex can also put           “The only 100 percent cure is
                                                                                     cerns, but industry lobbyists        being discussed reveals an
   Worship begins at 6 p.m.                                                                                                                                     students at serious risk, she        abstinence and knowing your
                                                                                     reacted cautiously Wednesday         incredible level of unhappiness       said.                                partner’s history,” Leonhard
                                                                                     to the proposal.                     and frustration over how DHS
   HEALTH EDUCATION &                                                                                                                                              She said having multiple sex      said. “Those are the two things
                                                                                        ‘‘DHS deserves the opportuni-     has handled cybersecurity,’’
   COUNSELING CENTER                                                                                                                                            partners is also a risk factor.      we’re trying to stress.”
                                                                                     ty to demonstrate its effective-     Roger Cressey, a former White
   Counseling and Health Services present “Backs for the Future,” from noon                                                                                        “For every person you sleep          Junior Melony Johnson, secre-
                                                                                     ness before taking this step,’’      House cybersecurity adviser,
   to 3 p.m. at The Atrium. Register to win great prizes.                                                                                                       with, you’re sleeping with every     tary of Delta Sigma Theta, said
                                                                                     said Tom Galvin, a vice presi-       said.                                 person they slept with,” she         the organization is strongly
   CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST                                                                                                                                    said.                                focusing on AIDS awareness and
   Campus Crusade for Christ’s weekly meeting begins at 9:15 p.m. at Emens                                                                                         While AIDS is often perceived     is striving to promote increased
   Auditorium.                                                                                                                                                  as the “gay man’s disease,” the      knowledge about the dangers of

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                                                                                     Kerry: Ohio, Florida offer                                                 disease can affect anybody
                                                                                                                                                                when transmitted through sexu-
                                                                                                                                                                al intercourse, sharing of nee-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the disease.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Sarah Mitchell, social
                                                                                                                                                                                                     actions chair, said the discus-
   Want to learn more about a career in licensing? Whatever your reason,
   come hear BSU graduate Megan Malayter speak at 7:30 p.m. in WB 152.               best hope for Democrats                                                    dles and syringes, blood transfu-
                                                                                                                                                                sions and even breastfeeding.
                                                                                                                                                                Many people believe kissing or
                                                                                                                                                                                                     sion allowed students to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                     exposed to a broad range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     issues in sex awareness.
                                                                                     Continued from PAGE 1                stretch the battlefield into GOP      touching an infected individual         “I hope students left with an
            FRIDAY                                                                                                        territory, from Virginia and          also poses a risk for getting the    awareness, conscience and gen-
                                                                                     cannot be won by Kerry in a close    North Carolina in the South to        disease, but this is simply not      eral understanding that you
   UNIVERSITY PROGRAM BOARD                                                          race, some advisers have conclud-    Arizona in the Southwest and          true, Leonhard said.                 can’t just go out and do whatev-
   • Want to see the Evel Knievel of comedy? Mad Chad Taylor, the crazy,             ed. But some think it’s important    Nevada in the West.                      “Contact through social kiss-     er you want,” Mitchell said.
   chainsaw juggler is performing in SC Ballroom at 7:30 p.m.                        for the Democrat to spend money         Constantly shifting their          ing carries absolutely no risk,”     “They must realize that these
   • Have you seen Shrek and never got around to seeing Shrek 2? Well, here          there, forcing President Bush to     strategies, both campaigns            she said. “There is only one doc-    things are dangerous, especially
     is your chance! Come see it in Pruis Hall at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.                 defend the GOP turf.                 recently increased their ad bud-      umented case of contracting HIV      in our community.”
                                                                                        Bush and the Republican           gets in West Virginia and             through open-mouth kissing.”            Vicki Vaught from Open Door
       T                                                                             National Committee have been         Colorado. Bush has boosted his           While small amounts of HIV        Family Planning Clinic in Muncie
   PROGRAM                                                                           advertising moderately in Arizona    ads in Minnesota, Maine and           can be found in tears or saliva,     and Anderson said the clinic
   Adult Physical Fitness Program is offering blood lipid screening in the Human     and Missouri. With Kerry chased      Oregon — all states won by Gore       she said the virus is never trans-   provides free screenings for HIV,
   Performance Laboratory. It is open to the public. There is a $20 charge.          from those states, Bush can shift    that Kerry can’t afford to lose.      mitted through them. Sharing         chlamydia, gonorrhea and other
                                                                                     their budgets — $330,000 this           Ohio and Florida, with a com-      food or drinks, using toilet         infections. Planned Parenthood
   UNIVERSITY POLICE/PARKING                                                         week alone — to states that          bined 47 electoral votes, offer       seats, being exposed to cough-       in Muncie is also available for
   SERVICES                                                                          Democratic presidential nominee      Kerry his best hope of claiming       ing or sneezing, hugging and         physical checkups.
   Your vehicle must be moved from the Stadium by 9 p.m. to avoid being              Al Gore won four years ago.          territory won by Bush in 2000.        shaking hands, or touching the          Ball State’s health center also
   towed. You may park in any valid parking lot after 5 p.m. Please read                Kerry spent about $15 million     After that, the options dwindle       sweat of an infected person also     provides free, anonymous HIV test-
   entrance signs carefully for hours/days of enforcement.                           in the four states, half of it in    to a few small states: New            doesn’t pose a threat, Leonhard      ing and free condoms. Students
                                                                                     Missouri, trying to put them in      Hampshire,      Nevada,      West     said.                                can visit
                                                                                     play. It was part of a strategy to   Virginia and Colorado.                   More people need to be edu-       cation for more information.
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24 Narcs' org.
25 Gas: pref.
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29 Obliterate        65 Penultimate
31 Zhivago's            round
    love             66 Ranked com-
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2004 l THE BALL STATE DAILY NEWS                                                                                                                                      NEWS l PAGE 3

SPEAKER                                                                                                        MBA

Alum to speak about experience BSU students provided means
with community higher education to attend National MBA conference                                                                                   ond-year students in the Master      essay, interview, academic per-
                                                                                                               Honoree awarded                      of Business Administration pro-      formance and extracurricular
                                    ic year.                              and Urban Development in
BeneFacta Day utilized                 “We have an amazing success 1998-99, is today’s keynote                 $7,000 scholarship                   gram in the Miller College of
                                                                                                                                                    Business. They were among the
                                                                                                                                                                                         activities. Young learned about
                                                                                                                                                                                         the scholarship from the associ-
as an opportunity to                rate for the rate of proposals speaker.
                                    that are accepted,” Koriath said.       Cox, a Ball State graduate, is a   from Citigroup, Inc.                 13,000 attendees at the confer-
                                                                                                                                                    ence in Houston, Texas.
                                                                                                                                                                                         ation’s Indianapolis chapter, she
                                                                                                                                                                                         said. Durham said they made
honor staff, faculty                “In 2002-03 there were 339 pro- professor in the division of pub-
                                    posals submitted and 242 of lic administration at the                      Kimberly Robinson s Chief Reporter
                                                                                                                                                       Durham said they submitted a
                                                                                                                                                    written proposal to Lynne
                                                                                                                                                                                         plans to attend the conference
                                                                                                                                                                                         even before Young applied.
From Staff Reports                  those were funded.”                             University of Memphis.                                          Richardson, dean of the College         The conference session fea-
                                       The total amount for                         He will speak about his       Networking went beyond the        of Business, for the university to   tured Kwame Jackson, who has
   BeneFacta Day, sponsored by      grant awards for the past                       experiences with com-      typical boardroom meeting for        sponsor the trip. Richardson         an MBA from Harvard and is
the Office of Academic Research     year was $24.3 million,                         munity-higher educa-       two Ball State students. Everyone    said the students presented the      most recognized for his stint on
and Sponsored Programs, will        which was just less than                        tion partnerships on       from the cab driver to the           proposal as a great personal and     NBC’s “The Apprentice.”
begin at 2:15 p.m. today in         the $25.2 million that                          higher institutions and    concierge was a possible contact.    professional experience. The            More than 300 companies and
Cardinal Hall.                      was awarded for 2002-                           neighborhoods.                That was one experiences for      university was supportive and        organizations offered full-time
   “BeneFacta is an annual pub-     03.                                                The       BeneFacta     Aliguma Young and Tiffanni           paid for full registration, flight   jobs and internships and did on-
lication with a different theme        This year’s Researcher                       speaker is made possi-     Durham as they attended the 26th     and lodging, Durham said.            site interviews at the career fair.
each year,” Kristi Koriath, edi-    of the Year is Tracy                            ble by the James and       Annual National Black MBA               “We thought it would be a            They attended “invitation
tor     of   BeneFacta,     said.   Cross, for the Indiana DAVIDCOX, a grad- Elisabeth                 Pyle    Association conference last week.    good investment for the expo-        only” corporate hospitality
“BeneFacta Day is an opportuni-     Academy for Science, uate of Ball State         BeneFacta Fund and         The two started meeting people at    sure of the college and an expe-     suites, which provided a casual
ty to recognize the faculty and     Mathematics and the University, is the          other donations.           the Indianapolis International       rience    for     them     both,”    setting to talk with possible
professional staff members          Humanities.                 keynote speaker for    “BeneFacta is also      Airport.                             Richardson said.                     employers. Durham said the
who received sponsored fund-           The theme for this the BeneFacta Day. available                    at      “A random person in the ele-         Young was honored at the          experience made her more
ing.”                               year’s    BeneFacta     is            ,”        vator could be working for a         conference with a $7,000 schol-      focused and enabled her to see
   Two hundred and six faculty      works that are carried                          Koriath said. “On the      company you want to interview        arship sponsored by Citigroup,       the long-term goals of her
and professional staff members      out within the community. Web site there are additional sto-               with,” Young said. “We were on       Inc. She was among 175 appli-        degree.
received funding for their          David Cox, director of the office ries, as well as video and audio         from the moment we walked out        cants and one of 25 recipients          “It really put the purpose of
research and other scholarly        of university partnership for clips associated with the pro-               of our room.”                        who were notified in August.         getting my MBA into focus,”
activity during the last academ-    the U.S. Department of Housing jects.”                                        Young and Durham are sec-         The award was based on an            Young said.
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                                                                                                                 THEBALL STATE DAILY NEWS                             s   EDITORIALBOARD                                        “Congress shall make no law respecting
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                                                                                                           Jennifer Ross, news editor            Andy Zeigert, features editor            Ian Palmer, 72 Hours editor            press; or the right of the people peace-
                                                                                                           Teresa Auch, asst. news editor        Ann E. Stalling, asst. features editor   Nicole Dudka, design editor            ably to assemble, and to petition the
                                                                                                           Mike Genet, sports editor             Jeff Furticella, photo editor            Rachel Perkins, asst. design editor    Government for a redress of grievances.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to the U.S. Constitution

                                                                                                          OUR VIEW

                                                                                         Money wise
                                               AT ISSUE: SGA, Tietz need to make sure deficit does not come back with a vengeance
                                  Just over a year ago, the University                administration need to make sure that they                                    administration. There is also an almost
                              Senate approved a request to cut co-spon-               do not end back up where Manship and his                                      $18,000 part of the budget that will help fill
                              sorship money to student organizations. The             cabinet started.                                                              remaining allocations.
                              move was part of then-Student Government                     The cosponsorship fee is used to help                                        We cannot yet criticize Tietz, his admin-
                              Association President Jayson Manship’s goal             student organizations fund events, which is                                   istration or SGA as a whole, for as of yet,
                              to erase a more than $12,000 deficit.                   a bonus to student organizations starting up                                  they have done nothing wrong in respect to
                                  He succeeded.                                       with little to no funds, or lacking the means                                 the budget. Yet it should be noted that
                                  Now, Ben Tietz and his administration               to get some. It is thoughtful and considerate                                 money is limited at this university... and
                              have taken the helm of SGA and, just yester-            to these organizations for Tietz to make this                                 when a dent is left in any budget, it can take
                              day, approved its annual budget: a budget               move, however it may not be so kind to the                                    years to bounce back.
                              that includes the reintroduction of the                 SGA budget.                                                                       Team Tietz and SGA should be cautious
                              cosponsorship fee to the tune of $12,000.                    To its credit, SGA has set aside funds for                               when it comes to money matters. For if they
                                  Although the move is a generous step in             items that must be paid for, such as adver-                                   are not, it will leave SGA and Tietz both in
                              supporting the student body, Tietz and his              tising, wages and money for next year’s                                       the red.

Aleshia Haselden:                                                                                                                                                                                               Billie Laverghetta:
THE PRICE OF T E AI N CHINA                                                                                                                                                                                     MUDDY SHOELACES

Jingles of yesterday                                                                                                                                                                                            Good commercials
need to come back                                                                                                                                                                                               or bad flip-flops:
   There I was, enjoying my rapidly dwindling chill
time, minding my own business with some friends
when another friend, Dan, a TCOM student, bar-
reled in and said, “Come and see this commercial.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                columnist decides
   When TCOM students say “come and see this                                                                                                                                                                        Welcome back to your weekly dose of ran-
commercial,” it usually means that it contains                                                                                                                                                                  dom.
some type of continuity error in which two people                                                                                                                                                                   I have new flip-flops. I love them and I’ve
are sitting two feet apart in one shot, then 2.084                                                                                                                                                              been showing them off since last week when I
feet apart in another, or there are is too much VO                                                                                                                                                              bought them. But, alas, I am upset. They are 10
in the XLR and the VU on the LCD needs TLC                                                                                                                                                                      days old and already falling apart.
ASAP, or something else completely unrelated to                                                                                                                                                                     For some reason, my feet aren’t adjusting to
general knowledge that makes sense only to them.                                                                                                                                                                them as well as other flip-flops I’ve enjoyed in
If I can get enough people to sign the petition, I                                                                                                                                                              the past. Therefore, I’ve had trouble walking. I
plan to lead a movement which will allow TCOM                                                                                                                                                                                         often ask someone when they
                      acronyms to count toward gradu-                                                                                                                                                                                 trip, “New pair of feet?” But for
                      ation as foreign language credits.                                                                                                                                                                              the past week, while I have
                                                           Dick Locher is a syndicated cartoonist. His views do not necessarily agree with those of the Daily News.                                                                   been tripping over my new flip-
                         At any rate, we barreled from
                      whence Dan came and caught                                                                                                                                                                                      flops, I’ve been blaming the
                      most of the commercial, which                                                                                                                                                                                   ground for tripping me. Not
                      was for a certain zone in which                                                                                                                                                                                 original, but still gets a chuckle.
                      one can purchase things of the       Nick Davidson: DRIVING BLIND                                                                                                                                                  I bought my flip-flops (I
                      auto persuasion. I watched each                                                                                                                                                                                 repeat that because I don’t call
                      scene very closely and saw noth-
                      ing wrong. Of course, being a
Aleshia Haselden is a lowly print journalism worm, I
                                                           Guerrilla warfare strikes America                                                                                                                                          them shoes, shoes cover your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      feet) at Meijer on clearance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Billie Laverghetta is Their commercials often adver -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                senior telecommuni- tise quality, but that apparently
senior journalism     was not expected to.                     A war is raging. No, not against terror.                     Well, I know what you’re going to say.
                         However, the rest of the crew,                                                                                                                                                         cations major and     doesn’t apply here. The com -
major and writes                                           Not between left or right, liberal or conserv-                 And you’re wrong.                                                                     writes ‘Muddy         mercials advertise their food
‘The Price of Tea in  Ben, Matt and Lisa, who are also     ative. This war is more subtle. The only                         Yes, even God himself is not immune to
                      TCOM students, were puzzled as                                                                                                                                                            Shoelaces’ for the    being fresh more than high
China’ for the Daily                                       casualties are the helpless, innocent brain                    this virus. While churches have traditionally                                         Daily News. Her       quality clothing, which is now
News. Her views do well, which forever disproves the       cells of the unsuspecting.                                     steered away from the hip-hop trend, some                                             views do not          understandable. Note to Meijer:
not necessarily       myth that TCOM kids only have            The enemy is not a man or woman, or                        have begun to embrace it.
                      enough time in a day to puzzle                                                                                                                                                            necessarily agree     don’t advertise high quality
agree with those of                                        even a country. We cannot invade its head-                       According to a New York Times article by                                                                  flip-flops.
                      over equipment toyed with            quarters; it has already invaded ours and                      John Leland, one particular church in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                with those of the
the newspaper.
                      and/or broken by other TCOM                                                                                                                                                               newspaper.               Other commercials are just
                                                                                  made its hideout the center             Queens is heavily influenced by rap and hip-                                                                plain funny. Or annoying,
                                                                                  of our homes. And we are                hop in its ministries. The youth pastor can                                                                 unfortunately. We all enjoy
                         The fog quickly cleared when                             no longer safe. We can                  often be heard shouting odd things like,
we learned of Dan’s discovery. The old, classic jin-                                                                                                                                                            funny commercials. Heck, that’s the number
                                                                                  hardly walk down the street             “Yo, God is so ill!” over a sick beat.                                                two reason for watching the Super Bowl every
gle had been replaced with a new, obnoxious one:                                  without the distant thud                  Guest rappers frequently perform at the
   “If you want it/if you need it/just ask us/and                                                                                                                                                               year. There have also been specials every cou-
                                                                                  echoing its onslaught in our            services, but their rap is hardly watered-                                            ple years on the best and funniest commercials.
we’ll get it!”
                                                                                  ears.                                   down. While preaching salvation, they also                                            That special, however, is usually sponsored by
   Jingle writers, thank you. I don’t know about                                     But if you’re reading this,          make explicit references to drug abuse, sex,
you, but until now I was concerned about the                                                                                                                                                                    very hum-drum commercials.
                                                                                  you may have a chance.                  and gun violence. One rapper held his finger                                              Let me share some of my favorite commer-
breathtakingly large percentage of Earth’s popula-                                   Turn your TV off now.                to his head like a gun saying, “I put the heat
tion that moved from Venus and had no concept                                                                                                                                                                   cials with you: Heineken made a commercial
                                                                                  Better yet, leave it on. Get            to your knot.” It really is a great message.                                          incorporating almost every bar joke known. A
of retail or service industries. A grateful planet is      Nick Davidson is       to know your enemy. Tell                  But hey, they’re reaching people.                                                   horse walks into a bar (bartender says, “why the
in your debt.                                              a junior english       me what you see. It’s every-              The truth is, a good beat is hard to ignore.
   Frankly, I’m surprised that no one else picked                                                                                                                                                               long face?”); a blonde, a brunette, and a red-
                                                           literature major and where. Have you guessed it?               We punch the buttons on the stereo, or                                                head are sitting in the bar (any number of
up on this sooner. The idea applies to a wide and          writes ‘Driving Blind’ Here’s what’s invading your             cruise through the endless channels on TV,
varied array of professions: The archives and spe-                                                                                                                                                              punchlines); a priest, a rabbi, and a nun walk
                                                           for the Daily News.    life:                                   and it closes in on us like some snake with                                           into the bar (again, several punchlines), and the
cial collections librarian. A flight attendant. A golf     His views do not          Hip-hop.                             an apple, slithering side to side! It’s really                                        list goes on. The point of the commercial is
caddy. A vending machine.                                  necessarily agree         Yes, we do live in a hip-            very tempting. We can’t help but bounce to
   The most disturbing part of the story is that                                                                                                                                                                they all really went in for the beer, Heineken.
                                                           with those of the      hop-dominated society. And              the beat.                                                                             Very clever, four stars.
someone out there was paid to write and produce                                   it’s gradually pervading                  Then our hand, of its own accord, just
                                                           newspaper.                                                                                                                                               More recently, Citi Bank has been using the
this jingle. According to the estimates of many,                                  every aspect of our culture.
many producers, jingles ain’t cheap. With the cost                                                                                                                                                              term, “Thank you,” to promote their latest ploy.
of musicians, singers, studio time, demos, scores,
                                                                                  Just take a look at the                 But then you wake up and a cer-                                                       I’ve seen two: the women in the grocery store
                                                           advertising shoved in your face on a daily                                                                                                           and the woman asking her boyfriend about
and an annual licensing fee for the whole caboo-
                                                           basis. TV and hip-hop go hand in hand; they                    tain thought comes through your                                                       marriage. The women in the grocery store is
                                                           are inseparable lovers. I just wish they’d cut                                                                                                       much funnier. It’s actually a commercial that
The most disturbing part of the                            the damn PDA.                                                  head: ten-year-old girls are not sexy.                                                gets brought up in conversation. If you haven’t
                                                               There’s a commercial currently on the air
story is that someone out there was                        that shows young kids dancing on their                         shoots into the air, giving it a few friendly                                          Other commercials are just plain
                                                           desks, partying in school, hip-hop music                       pats, or maybe pointing randomly. We look
paid to write and produce this jingle.                     blaring in the background while the girls                      at it and wonder what the hell it’s doing.                                             funny. Or annoying, unfortunately. We
                                                           shake their butts. Yes, those were the good                    And then, if we’re quick enough, before too
dle, jingles can cost anywhere from $6,000 for a
                                                           old days, you might say to yourself. But                       many of those brain cell casualties, we man-                                           all enjoy funny commercials. Heck,
                                                           then you wake up and a certain thought                         age to take control of that hand and slap
local-only ditty and $30,000 for a national tune.
                                                           comes to your head: ten-year-old girls are                     ourselves good and hard.                                                               that’s the number two reason for
   I’m no audio guru, but it seems to me that              not sexy. They should not shake their collec-                    We step back and realize the war’s on.
$30,000 is a hefty chunk of change for something           tive butt.                                                     And we can’t win it, but we can create con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 watching the Super Bowl every year.
that came straight from the Generic Jingle
                                                               But this is what happens in Hip-Hip                        ditions so that those who use hip-hop are
Generator.                                                 America.                                                       no longer acceptable in parts of the world.
   Operator 1: Hey! We need another one!                                                                                                                                                                        seen it, the person next to you probably has
                                                               “Ah,” you might say, “but there is one                                                      Write to Nick at                                     and can tell you about it.
   Operator 2: Okay! [sounds of processing and             place hip-hop won’t dare go.”                                          
printing] Let’s see what we’ve got… “Bah bah bah                                                                                                                                                                   Rolling Rock had a commercial with four
bah-bah, I’m lovin’ it”?                                                                                                                                                                                        guys doing the “reverse blow” on pizza. That
   Operator 1: Just go with it, man, it’s about quit-                                                                                                                                                           hits home with a lot of people, not just guys,
tin’ time.                                                                                                                                                                                                      and works really well. When a commercial is
   What happened to the days of buying the world           FORUM POLICY                                                                                                                                         funny AND hits home with reality, it really
a Coke when Cocoa Wheats couldn’t be beat and                                                                                                                                                                   works. Congratulations to Rolling Rock on the
                                                              The Daily News opinion page          appear as space permits each day.                editor decides this on an individual                        award they won for that commercial (I learned
the Frito Bandito you did not offend? If advertis-         aims to stimulate discussion in the     The limit for letter length is approxi-          basis and must consult the writer
ing folk really loved to see us smile, they would                                                                                                                                                               that while working in a liquor store).
                                                           Ball State community. The Daily         mately 350 words. All letters must               before withholding the name.                                   Overall, commercials need to be good. And
bring back the non-generic, infectious jingles of          News welcomes reader viewpoints         be typed. The editor reserves the                    Lengthy letters might be consid-
old.                                                                                                                                                                                                            truthful. Will I go back to Meijer after my flip-
                                                           and offers four vehicles of expres-     right to edit and condense submis-               ered for “Your Turn” columns at the                         flop flop? Certainly. I hate Wal-Mart.
   I mean, think about it. All signs point to change:      sion for reader opinions: letters to    sions for length as well as clarity.             editor’s discretion. Those interested
We want it. We need it. I’ve asked for it. Now                                                                                                                                                                     Now, go enjoy some commercials and be
                                                           the editor, guest columns, feedback        The name of the author is usual-              in responding can submit a typed                            careful eating hot pizza.
where is it?                                               on our Web site and phone               ly published but may be withheld                 copy to the Daily News office, located
                                   Write to Aleshia at                                                                                                                                                                                             Write to Billie at
                                                           responses.                              for compelling reasons, such as                  in AJ 278, or contact the Forum edi-
                                                              Letters must be signed and           physical harm to the author. The                 tor at

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2004 l THE BALL STATE DAILY NEWS                                                                                                                                            NEWS l PAGE 5


Army clears sale of chemical aids New judge presides
                                                                                                                                                         over prosecution of
                                      the Army had concluded the             foil pouch that can be carried         contact with some substances.
Canadians developed                   product was safe for use by            and ripped open to wipe on the            Frustrated by the delay,
                                      emergency responders at all            skin after a chemical attack,          O’Dell and its U.S. business
lotion treatment to                   levels of government. Those            giving first responders a treat-       partner, New York state-based

                                                                                                                                                         convicted sniper
                                      now able to acquire it range           ment option beyond soap and            E-Z-EM Inc., began lobbying law-
neutralize agents                     from local police and fire             water. Under the Army deci-            makers and the Army earlier
                                      departments to federal agen-           sion, emergency responder              this year, and they were consid-
Sharon Theimer s Associated Press     cies such as the State                 agencies can acquire 21-milli-         ering seeking FDA approval
                                      Department and the U.S.                liter packets of the lotion.           themselves to sell the lotion to
   WASHINGTON — A chemical-           Capitol police.                           The Army action, which              first responders.                                                        Prosecutors and defense attor-
attack treatment that many
American allies have had for
                                         Other NATO countries have
                                      long stockpiled the lotion, also
                                                                             required modifying its contract
                                                                             with O’Dell to allow sales of RSDL
                                                                                                                       Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y.,
                                                                                                                    who has a company in his dis-
                                                                                                                                                         Muhammad already                    neys       disagree    on     when
                                                                                                                                                                                             Muhammad was technically
years will now be available to
emergency responders in the
                                      known as RSDL, to treat victims
                                      of chemical attacks. The
                                                                             to other agencies, comes after lob-
                                                                             bying by two companies involved
                                                                                                                    trict, AngioDynamics, that
                                                                                                                    makes a component of RSDL,
                                                                                                                                                         convicted, sentenced                placed under arrest.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Defense attorneys say the
United States under an Army
decision             announced
                                      Canadian military developed it
                                      several years ago to neutralize
                                                                             in the RSDL sales and after mem-
                                                                             bers of Congress questioned the
                                                                                                                    said making the product avail-
                                                                                                                    able was important to first
                                                                                                                                                         to death for shootings              arrest occurred Jan. 6, when
                                                                                                                                                                                             Fairfax police sent a detainer to
Wednesday by the product’s            mustard gas, sarin and other           delay in making the lotion avail-      responder preparedness and           Matthew Barakat s Associated Press  the Prince William County jail
manufacturer.                         chemical agents. Emergency             able to state and local govern-        for jobs. Sweeney, who asked                                             where Muhammad was held.
   The    Food      and    Drug       responders in Japan acquired it        ments.                                 the Army several weeks ago              FAIRFAX, Va. — A new judge in       Prosecutors say Muhammad
Administration cleared Reactive       after the 1995 sarin-gas attacks          Until the Army signed off,          why state and local govern-          the second prosecution of convict- was not arrested until May 27,
Skin Decontamination Lotion           in the Tokyo subway system.            O’Dell, a Canadian-based compa-        ments couldn’t get the deconta-      ed sniper John Allen Muhammad and that Fairfax police specifi-
for Army use in April 2003, a             In the United States, however,     ny licensed by the Canadian gov-       minant, expressed some con-          heard       familiar      arguments cally instructed Muhammad’s
move that also gave the Army          ‘‘the protocol for treating victims    ernment to sell the lotion, was        cern with the delay.                 Wednesday on whether prosecu- jailers not to arrest him on the
control over whether other fed-       of a chemical attack would be          barred from even advertising it           ‘‘We need to continually          tors improperly denied Muhammad detainer.
eral agencies and state and local     copious quantities of water,’’ said    to state and local governments         press, push, communicate with        his right to a speedy trial.           If the defense prevails, Fairfax
governments could buy it. For         Rand Sweeney, director of U.S.         in the United States. The Army         each other at all levels of gov-        Circuit Judge M. Langhorne prosecutors will be barred from
over a year, the Army declined        government contracting for O’Dell      said more testing was needed to        ernment and all sectors in our       Keith presided over the hearing a prosecuting Muhammad for
to make the lotion available to       Engineering. ‘‘The problem that        determine such matters as              society just to be sure we are on    day after Judge Jonathan Thacher Franklin’s murder, one of 10
first responders, saying more         they have is water does not neu-       whether it was safe to use with        the same pages and we do             removed himself from                                sniper killings over
testing was needed.                   tralize the chemical agent.’’          solutions containing bleach; high      know what’s out there’’ in           the case.                                           a three-week span
   On Wednesday, its manufac-             RSDL comes as a lotion-            concentrations of chlorine can         terms of anti-terrorism prod-           Prosecutors had           Law                    in October 2002.
turer, O’Dell Engineering, said       soaked sponge packaged in a            cause combustion when put in           ucts, Sweeney said.                  demanded            that                               Muhammad was
                                                                                                                                                         Thacher step down, Virginia law requires a          already convicted
                                                                                                                                                         saying he improper- suspect’s trial to begin        and sentenced to
                                                                                                                                                         ly conducted his within five months of              death for one of
                                                                                                                                                         own      investigation arrest. However, defen-      the sniper killings,
L AW S U I T                                                                                                                                             into            whether dants have the right to     but Fairfax County

Civil rights pioneer diagnosed with dementia
                                                                                                                                                         Muhammad’s speedy                                   Commonwealth’s
                                                                                                                                                         trial rights had been waive this law.               Attorney Robert F.
                                                                                                                                                         violated,      compro-                              Horan Jr. wants a
                                                                                                                                                         mising his impartial-                               second conviction
                                                                                                                                                         ity.                                in case the first is overturned on
Lawyers say Rosa                      President Bush.
                                         Her lawyers said this summer
                                                                             exploited her name for commer-
                                                                             cial purposes. OutKast has been
                                                                                                                    ing three medical visits in 2002
                                                                                                                    and late 2003.                          Keith heard testimony from appeal.
                                                                                                                                                         jail guards and police detectives      Keith did not immediately rule on
Parks should not                      she has been in frail health, but
                                      Monday’s court filing is the first
                                                                             dismissed as a defendant.
                                                                                Defense lawyers have asked to
                                                                                                                       ‘‘Page 1 is a transfer note,
                                                                                                                    undated, which sets forth a num-     to sort through a key question: the issue.
                                                                                                                                                         When was Muhammad arrested             Also Wednesday, previously
be forced to testify                  public description of her health
                                                                             interview Parks to explain her
                                                                             claims of emotional and mental
                                                                                                                    ber of diagnoses and makes spe-
                                                                                                                    cific reference to the dementia,’’   by Fairfax County authorities for sealed bench transcripts were
By Associated Press                      Parks’ lawyer Gregory Reed          distress because of the song.          lawyer Richard Gianino wrote.        the Oct. 14, 2002, murder of released in which Muhammad
                                      said her dementia, or severe           They will be able to question             Parks was 42 when she refused     Linda Franklin?                     indicated he is again considering
  DETROIT (AP) — Civil rights         mental impairment, ‘‘comes and         Parks’ doctor, Joel Steinberg,         to give up her seat on a city bus       Virginia law requires a sus- acting as his own attorney in the
pioneer Rosa Parks has dementia       goes.’’ He said Parks is well cared    about her medical condition in         in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. She    pect’s trial to begin within five upcoming trial. Muhammad
and should not be forced to           for at her Detroit home.               early October.                         was jailed and fined $14. Her        months of arrest, unless the briefly represented himself in his
answer questions in her lawsuit          Parks’ lawsuit says the 1998           In an Aug. 16 letter, Steinberg’s   arrest triggered a 381-day boy-      defendant waives that right. first trial.
over a rap song named for her,        song ‘‘Rosa Parks’’ by hip-hop         lawyer said the doctor believes        cott of the bus system organized
her lawyers said in a court filing.   group OutKast violated her pub-        Parks ‘‘cannot testify or partici-     by a then little-known Rev.
  Parks, 91, rarely has been seen     licity and trademark rights and        pate in any court proceeding’’         Martin Luther King Jr. She
in public since 2001, when she        defamed her. It also says OutKast      and referred to six pages of sup-      became known as ‘‘the mother of
canceled a meeting with               and record company BMG                 porting medical records, includ-       the civil rights movement.’’

F LO R I DA                                                                      FO RT WAY N E

                                                                                 Ex-zoo director dies from insect stings
Colleges measure                                                                    FORT WAYNE (AP) — The founding director of the Fort
                                                                                 Wayne Children’s Zoo died more than a week after he was

hurricane damages                                                                stung some 1,000 times by an insect swarm.
                                                                                    Earl Wells, 75, had been in a coma at Lutheran Hospital
                                                                                 since the Sept. 12 attack at his home near Huntertown, about
                                                                                 10 miles north of Fort Wayne. He died Tuesday at the hospi-
                                                                                 tal, the zoo said in a news release.
Orlando university                    Winter Park, Fla., suffered only
                                      minimal hits, and officials
                                                                                    European yellow jackets stung Wells when the stepladder
                                                                                 he was standing on to wash windows collapsed onto their
fares worst with                      expected no financial impact.
                                         But colleges said other costs,
                                                                                 underground nest, the zoo said.
                                                                                    Wells was unconscious when paramedics arrived. He suf-
$8 million in repairs                 in some cases staff labor or lost
                                      revenue from merchandise or
                                                                                 fered cardiac arrest in the attack and remained in a coma after
                                                                                 being resuscitated, his family said.
                                      food sales, could drive hurricane
                                                                                    Wells was the director of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
David Damrons KRT Campus              impact costs even higher.
                                         The Florida Department of               from its opening in 1965 until his retirement in 1994 and had
   Colleges are measuring the toll    Education officials said Friday            served as a consultant in the design of other zoos across the
from recent hurricanes to Florida     that no detailed or general esti-          country.
campuses in the millions of dol-      mates on damage to the high-
                                      er-education system are avail-             DUNLAP
lars as schools seek state and
federal help to replace every-
thing from exercise bikes and
                                         State and private colleges are          Father upset after son’s pants duct-taped
computers to rooftops and             expecting to get relief for most, if
                                      not all, of the damage from                   DUNLAP (AP) — An outraged father of a seventh-grader says
   The University of Central          insurance and state and federal            an assistant principal duct-taped his son’s pants to keep them
Florida in Orlando appears to         funds. UCF officials said they             from sagging then sent him back to class.
have fared the worst so far out of    would also seek more than $13                 Scott Allison told the Concord School Board on Monday that
the state’s schools, with more        million in aid to bolster protec-          his 12-year-old son, Spencer, said last week that a teacher
than $8 million in damages. In        tions on campus against the next           asked him to lift his shirt after she noticed the boy’s under-
Sanford,        Fla.,    Seminole     storm.                                     wear was showing above his pants, a violation of Junior High
Community College’s estimate:            Some of the more costly cam-            School’s dress code.
$1.5 million.                         pus destruction was structural.               She sent him to Assistant Principal Patricia Walters, who told
   Stetson       University      in   Hurricane Charley inflicted                Spencer to pull up his pants and tuck in his shirt, Allison said.
DeLand, Fla., sustained up to         severe roof damage to UCF’s stu-              ‘‘She then proceeded to duct tape his waist, three times
$350,000 in damage from top-          dent Recreation and Wellness
                                                                                 around the waist,’’ Allison said. ‘‘Then she sent him back to
pled fences, flooded base-            Center, estimated at $2.7 million
                                      for repairs.                               class, in front of his peers.’’
ments, ripped-up roofs and
landscape ravages.                       Frances followed up, causing               He said he worried his son would be mocked by his class-
   “It’s by far the worst I’ve ever   water damage to many UCF                   mates at the school.
seen,” Jim Beasley, a Stetson vice    buildings, including its library
president who has been with the       and classrooms.
school for 31 years, said.               The hurricanes were “our sin-
   Valencia Community College,
also in Orlando, has not fully
                                      gle biggest loss due to weather
                                      or any other cause,” Jim Uhlir,            DNONLINE
assessed its damages, officials       UCF’s director of Environmental
said Friday. Rollins College in       Health and Safety, said.                         
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Author to give reading, help students                                                                                                                                                                       MUSIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Boss bemoans
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bush’s record
                                                                                                                                                                                                            during presidency
Schumacher started by                                  seemed a couple of steps from writing sto-
                                                       ries for adults with children as characters
                                                                                                                                                                                                               NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Springsteen, who once
writing short stories, then                            to writing stories for kids with kids as the
                                                       main characters,” Schumacher said.                                                                                                                   bemoaned the television waste-
moved on to novels                                        She is interested in the dividing line
                                                       between adult and youth novels and what
                                                                                                                                                                                                            land in his song ‘‘57 Channels,’’
                                                                                                                                                                                                            offered some fresh criticism of
                                                       makes adults read youth novels, such as                                                                                                              the small screen and its political
Ann E. Stalling s Asst. Features Editor                the Harry Potter series, and what makes                                                                                                              coverage: enough with partisan
                                                       young kids read novels meant for adult
                                                                                                                                                                                                            politics and ‘‘Fear Factor,’’ let’s
   “When it comes down to it, if you love readers. This dividing line is something she
words, you devour books. I have piles and also thinks about when writing for an adult                                                                                                                       focus on the facts.
piles of them around and sometimes I don’t audience.                                                                                                                                                           ‘‘Things are distorted by ratings
finish them and sometimes I read half of                  “I do think about that. Most of what I                                                                                                            and by money to where you’re
them or just pick one up and re-read the have written about is relationships between                                                                                                                        getting one hour of the political
ending five times. You’ve got to fall in love people,” Schumacher said. “I’m always fas-                                                                                                                    conventions,’’ Springsteen says
with words,” Julie Schumacher, a profes- cinated with the idea of putting a couple of                                                                                                                       in an interview
sional writer and self-confessed lover of people in a room who might not ordinarily                                                                                                                         for the Oct. 14
words, said.                                           get along...I do a lot of writing about fami-
   Schumacher will give a                                             lies and family relationships.”                                                                                                       issue of Rolling
reading from her published                                               Jill Christman, organizer of                                                                                                       Stone maga-
works at 7 p.m. in Bracken
                                        2004-2005                     the Visiting Writer Series, said                                                                                                      zine. ‘‘No mat-
Library room 225. She is the Visiting                                 she sought out Schumacher as                                                                                                          ter how staged
first visiting writer to take
part in the 2004-2005 Visiting
                                        Writer Series a potential candidate for her
                                                                      series partly because of
                                                                                                    the                                                                                                     they are, I think
                                                                                                                                                                                                            they’re a little
Writer Series, organized by s Marilyn Kallet                          accomplishments in writing
                                                                      and awards, but also because                                                                                                          more important
Creative Writing chair Jill               Oct. 25, 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                        SPRINGSTEEN
Christman. The series is made                                         she knew Schumacher would                                                                                                             than people
                                          AJ 225                                                                                                                                                            eating bugs.’’
possible by a Lilly II grant.                                         be willing to talk to and work
   Schumacher specializes in s Stephen Hurtz                          with creative writing students                                                                                                           The New Jersey rocker also
writing fiction and is the                Nov. 15, 5 p.m.             in the classroom. Schumacher                                                                                                          offered harsh words for the Bush
author of two novels and a                Bracken Library 225         will visit three creative writing                                                                                                     administration and its efforts to
collection of short stories, and                                      classes during her visit and                                                                                                          ‘‘sanitize’’ coverage of the war in
has a fourth novel due out in
                                        s Amy Benson,                 offer advice and talk about
                                          Christopher Coake,          her experiences in writing                                                                                                            Iraq.
   “The Body is Water,” her               Cynie Cory, & Brad          professionally.                                                                                                                          ‘‘The fact that the administra-
first novel, was an American              Land.      Feb. 22, 7          “Sometimes with visiting                                                 PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM FRANCISCO PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                                                                                                                                                                            tion refused to allow pho-
Library Association Book of               p.m.                        writer series, you can bring                                                                                                          tographs of the flag-draped
the Year for 1995. She is also                                        people in who are great read-       JULIESCHUMACHER is the author of both books aimed at adults and books for younger readers.        coffins of returning dead, that
                                          Museum of Art 217
is an Associate Professor of                                          ers, or are, you know, famous       She is an associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota.                          the president hasn’t shown up
English at the University of            s Bruce Smith                 writers in some way, but who                                                                                                          for a single military funeral for
Minnesota.                                March 24, 7 p.m.            don’t really want to spend             “The cooperative experience of sitting said. “It makes sense to me for people to
   Schumacher said she start-             Bracken Library 225         time with the students...I          together in a reading or a panel discussion have read some of the work before the                 the young people who gave their
ed out writing short stories, so                                      wanted to bring in people who       with one another, side-by-side with pub- writer comes, so that they’re more prepared              lives for his policies, is disgrace-
                                        s Michael Perry.              are really interested in work-      lished authors, promotes a sense                           to ask intelligent questions.”         ful,’’ Springsteen says.
the transition into writing her
first novel was difficult and             April 20, 7 p.m.            ing with our students and will-     of connection among out stu-                                   After the reading tonight,
she was intimidatedknowing                Bracken Library 225         ing to spend time with them         dents—when they gather the                                 there will be a short reception        ENTERTAINMENT
she was writing something                                             and listen carefully to them        next day in the hallways they                              with refreshments and an open
that might end up to be 300 Full schedule available                   and talk to them. Julie’s one of    have something important to                                forum for students to talk to          Captain Kirk visits
pages, a far cry from the at                             those people,” Christman            talk about,” Christman said.                               Schumacher.                            hometown to cast
length of a short story.                                              said.                               “They feel as if they are a part of                            “Part of the idea here is that
   “So I kind of tricked myself
                                                                         Christman also said she          something—a community of                                    there’s an opportunity for public
                                                                                                                                                                                                            small parts in film
into it by breaking it down                                           looked for diversity in form        working artists.”                                          interaction in the form of a read-       RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) —
into little pieces and figuring out what each          when searching out candidates for the                 In order to get students pre-                           ing and seeing the writer do her       Capt. James T. Kirk came home
of those pieces would be and writing them series. She wanted students to see the dif-                     pared for Schumacher’s visit,                              thing. And there’s an opportuni-       to Riverside this week.
one at a time. It made it easy,” she said.             ferent methods writers employ to get pub-          Christman has made selections                              ty for a more personal interac-          William Shatner, who played
   In her second novel, “Grass Angel,” lished and the different forms that writers                        of Schumacher’s work available                             tion, which we don’t often get,”       the commander of the starship
Schumacher made a transition from writing use.                                                            on electronic reserve at Bracken SCHUMACHER’S 4th Christman said.
for an adult audience to writing for a youth              “I chose [Schumacher] because I wanted          Library. Also, samples from book, “Grass Angel,”              Schumacher said though she          USS Enterprise in the ’60s
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ‘‘Star Trek’’ series, arrived
audience.                                              someone who was doing something a little           upcoming visiting writers are
                                                                                                          available and the reserve will be
                                                                                                                                               was released earlier patenot hadlot chance to partici-
                                                                                                                                                                            in a
                                                                                                                                                                                       of writer series     Tuesday to hold auditions for
   “I was really interested for a while, and I different, and in her case it was writing for
still am, in adolescent teenage girls as char- young readers,” Christman said.                            periodically updated and avail-      this year.            because of her busy schedule, she      four small parts in a low-bud-
acters. The way they behave, the way they                 Christman said she is grateful that the         able under the keyword Visiting                            is looking forward to today’s visit.   get, sci-fi movie he wrote with
have their own sort of separate society...It’s Lilly II grant has allowed for the series and              Writer Series.                                     “That’s what every writer wants in the         ‘‘Star Trek’’ co-star Leonard
like a strange little subculture and I really to help create a more vibrant and exciting                     “Again, the idea is to make sure students end. They want someone to pay attention to           Nimoy.
had fun writing about it. From there, it only climate for creative writing students.                      are as involved as possible,” Christman their words,” Schumacher said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The working title of the movie
                                                                                                                                                                                                            is ‘‘Invasion Iowa.’’
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shatner called the film ‘‘his
E N T E R TA I N M E N T                                                                                                                                                                                    baby,’’ and said he’s dreamed

‘Star Wars’ on DVD is an appetizer for ‘Battlefront’
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of putting the story on the big
                                                                                                                                                                                                            screen for 30 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The 73-year-old actor and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            more than 100 crew members
Game lets players                            “Battlefront” is a first- and third-
                                          person action game in which play-
                                                                                     ets, including the deserts of
                                                                                     Tatooine, the Ewoks’ Endor and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be in Riverside for several
                                                                                                                                                                                                            days to film scenes for the
fight in famous battles                   ers plunge into the gripping bat-
                                          tles from the “Star Wars” movies.
                                                                                     the water world of Kamino from
                                                                                     “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Although Kirk’s hometown
from the film franchise                   But you are not a general com-
                                          manding legions of troops, and
                                                                                     the Clones.”
                                                                                        The game has different modes                                                                                        was never mentioned in the TV
                                          you don’t assume the role of any           for playing alone, including an                                                                                        series, Gene Roddenberry, the
Stanley A. Miller II s KRTCampus          of the famous heroes.                      “instant action” option that lets                                                                                      show’s creator and executive
                                             Instead, you’re a grunt—one of          you select a scenario and a side,                                                                                      producer, wrote in ‘‘The Making
   Some “Star Wars” fans are              the thousands of faceless foot sol-        and hit the ground running. Other                                                                                      of Star Trek’’ that Kirk was
already snatching up the new DVD          diers sent into battle. You can            options such as “galactic con-                                                                                         ‘‘born in a small town in the
box sets of the original trilogy,         select from a variety of scenarios,        quest” and the story-based “his-
which went on sale Tuesday. A few         including the battle on the ice            torical campaigns” mode set you
                                                                                                                                                                                                            state of Iowa.’’
were even going to take Tuesday           planet Hoth from “The Empire               up as a soldier in different situa-
off so they could watch each
movie—one right after the other—
                                          Strikes Back” (1980) and the forest
                                          fray from “Return of the Jedi”
                                                                                     tions in the classic “Star Wars”
                                                                                     timeline.                                                                                                              DNNOTES
and check out the digitally remas-        (1983).                                       The single-player options sur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            CONTAC TU S
tered classics in Dolby 5.1 sur-             You can play as different               round you with friends and foes                                                                                        Editor: Andy Zeigert
round-sound.                              Imperial or rebel soldiers from the        who are all controlled by the                                                                                          Asst. Editor: Ann E. Stalling
   In addition to being able to           original “Star Wars” trilogy or as         game’s artificial intelligence. At                                                                                     Features desk: 285-8257,
watch the epic story for the              clone troopers or battle droids            the game’s toughest difficulty set-                                                                          
1,314th time, the four-DVD set            from the prequels. Every side has          ting, these AI-controlled “bots” are                SCREENSHOT COURTESY OF COMPUTERANDVIDEOGAMES.COM
includes a bonus disk with more           its own selection of soldiers with         quite challenging, but where
than four hours of special fea-           different abilities, including stan-       “Battlefront” really shines is in its
tures, including a new documen-           dard assault infantry, heavy               multi-player features.
tary “with never-before-seen              weapons specialists, support per-             Up to 24 people can play at once
footage and interviews.”                  sonnel and snipers.                        in an online “Battlefront” session
   However, eventually you will              The goal is simple: defeat the          over Microsoft’s Xbox Live service.
burn through the new DVDs and             enemy by taking over strategic             The PlayStation 2 version of the
find your “Star Wars” craving has         checkpoints on each map and                game allows up to 16, and as many
not been completely satisfied. If         depleting your foe’s reinforce-            as 32 players can compete over
such a situation arises, consider         ments. The encounters range from           the Internet or a local area network
“Star Wars Battlefront,” a new            pitched firefights in the dense jun-       on their PCs. The Xbox and
game      for    Windows      PCs,        gle of Yavin IV to dizzying dog-           PlayStation 2 versions of the game
Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s               fights using X-wings and TIE fight-        support voice chat, so players can
PlayStation 2 that also went on           ers among the clouds of Bespin.            call for help or coordinate strategy
sale Tuesday.                                The action unfolds on 10 plan-          through headsets.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2004 l THE BALL STATE DAILY NEWS                                                                                                                                                       SPORTS l PAGE 7

                                                                                                                           YO U S H O U L D : S U P P O R T T H E CA R D S

                                                                                                                           FIELD HOCKEY VS. LOUISVILLE
                                                                                                                                              WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday WHERE: Ball State Field Hockey Field

CYC L I N G                                                                                                                                                              MLB

Hamilton suspended by cycling team                                                                                                                                       Zambrano leads Cubs to close victory
                                                                                                                                                                            PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Zambrano pitched 7 1-3 shutout
                                                                                                                                                                         innings to outduel Oliver Perez and beat Pittsburgh for the fifth
American may lose                        Phonak team boss Andy Rihs said: innocent as long as no one proves
                                         ‘‘For the moment, we have to con- the contrary.’’
                                                                                                                               The International Cycling Union
                                                                                                                            had informed cyclists at the start of
                                                                                                                                                                         straight time this season, carrying the Chicago Cubs to a tense,
                                                                                                                                                                         1-0 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday night.
Olympic gold if found                    centrate on the facts. These seem
                                         to speak against
                                                                                   Hamilton said he already is losing
                                                                                            endorsement        deals,
                                                                                                                            the season that tests for blood dop-
                                                                                                                            ing and Human Growth Hormone
                                                                                                                                                                            Sammy Sosa preserved the Cubs’ sixth shutout with a sprawl-
                                                                                                                                                                         ing, belly-flop catch of Ty Wigginton’s bases-loaded, two-out
guilty of doping                         Tyler. But so long as
                                         we’re not 100 percent
                                                                                            though he wouldn’t say
                                                                                            with which companies.
                                                                                                                            were well advanced and probably
                                                                                                                            would be introduced in the coming
                                                                                                                                                                         line drive to right field in the eighth.
                                         certain that he’s                                     ‘‘Already it has             months.                                         Zambrano is the first to beat the Pirates five times in a sea-
Erica Bulman s Associated Press          guilty of manipula-                                ruined a lot for me —              ‘‘I am 100 percent innocent,’’            son since the Mets’ Tom Seaver went 5-1 in 1973.
                                         tion, we will believe                              my         reputation,’’        Hamilton said Tuesday. ‘‘The                    The Cubs, who began the night a half-game behind San
   GENEVA, Switzerland — Olympic         him.’’                                             Hamilton said. ‘‘There          results were like a bolt of lightning        Francisco for the NL wild-card lead, are 5-0 against the Pirates
cycling champion Tyler Hamilton             However, immedi-                                are personal sponsors           out of the blue for me. I have no            over the last 10 days amid a stretch of 11 victories in 14 games.
was suspended Wednesday by his           ately below Rihs’s Blood Doping who are pulling out.                               idea what has happened. It must be           They are 6-2 on a four-city, 12-game road trip that ends this
pro team, which threatened to fire       statement, Phonak A blood transfusion, or It’s sad.’’                              some kind of manipulation.’’                 weekend in New York.
him if he can’t prove he’s innocent      said Hamilton’s sus- blood doping, can                He’s sponsored by               A record 24 athletes were caught             Perez (10-10) retired 14 consecutive batters, only to suddenly lose
of blood doping.                         pension would hold                                 Nike, Oakley Eyewear            with doping violations at the Aug.           his control and walk three in a span of four batters in the fifth—
                                                                   increase the amount of
   Hamilton could lose his time-         ‘‘pending        further                            and Watches, Zipp              13-29 Olympic Games. Three ath-              including Zambrano, whose bases-loaded walk drove in the only run.
trial gold medal from the Athens         notice’’ until tests and oxygen-transporting        Wheels, pedal manu-            letes had gold medals revoked for               Nomar Garciaparra, 1-for-2 with two walks in his first start
Games if backup tests confirm            proceedings are com- red blood cells in the        facturer Speedplay,             doping in Athens.
results from earlier tests at the                                  system, improving an      Bell Helmets and ener-            Hamilton       was    the only
                                                                                                                                                                         since injuring his groin Sept. 11, walked to become the Cubs’
Olympics and the Spanish Vuelta             ‘‘If Hamilton is not athlete’s performance.      gy bar maker Clif Bar.         American cyclist to win a gold               first baserunner. Mark Grudzielanek singled into right field for
showing another person’s blood in        able to prove his inno-                               Phonak, a Swiss              medal in Athens, and he called               Chicago’s first hit.
his system.                              cence, then the contract will be can- team, was informed by cycling’s              that victory ‘‘the highlight of my              Perez (10-10) still had a chance to get out of the jam with the
   He denied receiving a transfusion     celed effective immediately,’’ the international body and the                      career, by far.’’                            No. 8 and 9 hitters coming up, only to walk Michael Barrett and
— which can boost an athlete’s per-      statement said.                        International Olympic Committee                If he is disqualified, the gold           Zambrano to force in the run before striking out Corey Patterson.
formance by increasing the amount           The team’s stance is a far cry that tests at the Athens Olympics                medal would go to Russia’s
of oxygen-transporting red blood         from the staunch support of on Aug. 19 and at the Spanish                          Viatcheslav        Ekimov,       with
cells in his system.                     Hamilton it showed Tuesday, when Vuelta on Sept. 11 showed evi-                    American Bobby Julich moving up              MLB
   Under the heading ‘‘We believe        Rihs declared he didn’t ‘‘fire inno- dence of blood from another per-              to silver and Australia’s Michael
Tyler’’ in a statement Wednesday,        cent people,’’ adding that ‘‘Tyler is son.                                         Rogers to the bronze.                        Texas pitchers drop suspension appeals
                                                                                                                                                                            ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers relievers Frank Francisco,
                                                                                                                                                                         Doug Brocail and Carlos Almanzar dropped their appeals
                                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday of suspensions that stemmed from the altercation
ARENA FOOTBA LL                                                                                                                                                          with fans near the Texas bullpen in Oakland last week.

Firebirds might keep playing after all                                                                                                                                      Each suspension was reduced by one game, the Rangers
                                                                                                                                                                         announced at the start of their game against the Athletics.
                                                                                                                                                                            Francisco threw a plastic chair into the stands near the visi-
                                                                                                                                                                         tors’ bullpen in Oakland that broke the nose of a woman
Local sporting goods                        ‘‘We have verbally agreed to
                                         terms of a deal,’’ Scott Hines, the
                                                                                  cation to the league and that if it is
                                                                                  received this week, the team would
                                                                                                                            if a local owner wasn’t found, the
                                                                                                                            league has heard several times a
                                                                                                                                                                         whose husband had been heckling throughout the Sept. 13
                                                                                                                                                                         game. Francisco started serving his 16-game suspension
company has made                         president and CEO of H3
                                         Sportgear, told the Indianapolis
                                                                                  be considered for next season.
                                                                                     Firebirds       owner        Dave
                                                                                                                            tentative deal was in place.
                                                                                                                               H3 Sportgear is involved in the
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, pending an appeal.
                                                                                                                                                                            Francisco’s suspension was reduced to 15 games, which still
deal to buy franchise                    Star for a story Wednesday. ‘‘The
                                         deal is contingent on league
                                                                                  Lageschulte shut down the fran-
                                                                                  chise Sept. 9, saying he lost several
                                                                                                                            designing and licensing of head-
                                                                                                                            gear and accessories. It works
                                                                                                                                                                         will carry through the final game of the regular season.
                                                                                                                                                                            Almanzar began serving his four-game suspension
                                         approval. I cannot speculate as to       million dollars the past two years.       with NASCAR, auto companies,
By the Associated Press                  how they will respond. We’re             The      Firebirds     moved       to     Jim Beam, Marvel Comics and the              Wednesday night, and will be eligible to return Sunday, the day
                                         hopeful we can finalize the deal in      Indianapolis from Albany, N.Y.,           Arena league, among others.                  Brocail will begin his six-game suspension.
   INDIANAPOLIS — The head of            the next several days.’’                 before      the     2001     season.         Hines said his group included                Almanzar and Brocail both pitched Tuesday night. Almanzar
an Indianapolis-based sporting              Hines said he would not com-          Lageschulte bought the team from          his brother, Todd, a senior execu-           left the game with two outs in the ninth inning with tightness
goods company said he has made           ment on terms of the deal.               Glenn Mazula, who owned the fran-         tive at H3’s Charlotte office, and           in his forearm and his availability to pitch the next couple of
a tentative deal to buy the Indiana         League     spokesman      Chris       chise since its inception in 1990.        current Indiana-based minority               days was in question anyway.
Firebirds of the Arena Football          McCloskey said that any prospec-            Since Lageschulte announced his        owners with the arena league’s                  Each of the pitchers would be eligible for the postseason if
League.                                  tive owner must present an appli-        intention to move or fold the team        Orlando Predators.                           the Rangers make the playoffs.

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                                         Spring Sublease Jan.1 thru May 10        ments and Townehomes. Deluxe              now. 1105 W. North St. 212-0265          7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sports Debate Night,   months. $600. 215-3820.
                                         1 bdrm. apt. Walking distance to         studios and furnished corporate           105 N. Calvert. Lovely 2 or 3 Bdrm.      Survivor Thurs.
Dental Assistant. If you are a hy-
                                         campus $385/mo. + Gas. 765-412-          apartments.                               home. Avail. 9/1. Laun, lrg. rooms,      11 p.m.-Close Club Night
geine major interested in getting ex-
perience in a dental office send re-     Spring sublease. Jan.-Aug. 1             All located on 47 beautifully land-
                                                                                                                            $800/mo. heat & water pd. 284-4287       Friday
                                                                                                                                                                     8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Karaoke (Outside/
sume to: Dr. Leland Wilhoite, 2623       bdrm. apt. Very lrg. very nice. Behind                                             2-4 bdrm. $200-250/per student +
                                                                                  scaped acres. Peaceful and quiet!!!                                                Downstairs Patio)                      **#1 Spring Break Website! Lowest
W. Jackson St. Muncie, In. 47303.        student center. $450/mo. All util.                                                 utils. Call 284-0809 or 765-212-8830     11 p.m. - Close Club Night             prices guaranteed. Free Meals &
Get Paid For Your Opinions! Earn                                                  • Close to Campus       •Swimming         after 9 p.m. and on weekends.            Saturday                               Free Drinks. Book 11 people, get
$15-$125 and more per survey!                      Apts. for Rent                      • Close to Shopping
                                                                                     and dining
                                                                                                          • Volleyball
                                                                                                                            3 bdrm house. $700/mo. 308 N.            11 p.m.- Close Club Night/Open Day
                                                                                                                                                                     (Sports Etc.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12th trip free! Group discount for 6+
                                                                                                                            Meeks. Short-term lease o.k. Call
Help Wanted: Babysitters for West-       1 bdrm. 2 blks from campus for Aug.      • Large Gazebo with     • Basketball      730-2708 for more info.                  Sunday                                 800-838-8202.
minster Church Thurs. mornings           Very nice. $350/mo. 288-7869; Also,        Tables and Grill      • Jogging                                                  Open Day (Sports Etc.)
                                         Deluxe apt. for grad. student.           • Stocked fishing         Trail           4 bdrm 1 bath super large living         No Scheduled events will take place    Spring Break 2005. Travel with
(Sept 30, Oct 7 & 21, Nov 4 & 18,
                                                                                    Pond with Fountain    • Laundry         room, off street parking, good sized     Saturday or Sunday.                    STS, America’s #1 Student Tour op-
Dec 2.) from 8:30 till 11:45. Contact    1 or 2 person close to campus.
                                                                                                              Facilities    yard 289-8101                                          254-1830                 erator to Jamaica, Cancun, Acapul-
Mary @ or 282-        Clean. Utils incl. unfurnished. Park-
                                                                                                                                                                          No Cover Charge-Ever!!!           co, Bahamas and Florida. Now hiring
                                         ing.768-6721 or 744-5140.                                                           4 bdrm, Move in today A/C, W/D                                                 campus reps. Call for group dis-
Millennium Productions wants             1, 2 and 3 bdrm. A/C, D/W, laundry,                  Call today!                   new kitchen/bath, extra nice $800                                               counts. Information/Reservations 1-
                                         nice, near BSU. No pets 287-0654                                                   1117 N. Wheeling 749-3940
marketing majors. PTwork great ex-
perience 730-9615 or 812-219-2414.                In the Village. 312 N. Martin. Large
                                                                                                                            4 bdrm. 224 N. Dill. C/A. Stove, re-
                                                                                                                                                                            Automotive                      800-648-4849 or
                                                                                  1 bdrm. apt. for immediate occupan-                                                                                       !!!!Spring Break Bahamas Celebri-
Special Ed Student for babysitting       1-2-3 bdrm apart, 3-5 blocks to                                                    frig,W/D. Newly remod. $275/person.      $500 police impounds. Hondas,
                                                                                  cy. Call 282-2974.                                                                                                        ty Party Cruise! 5 Days $299! In-
and light housekeeping. PT., Call af-    BSU. Open now, no pets. 289-3971.                                                  741-9959 or 765-744-9429.                Chevys, Jeeps from $500. For list-
                                                                                  Nice 1 bdrm apts. in quiet complex                                                 ings 800-749-8104 ext.4567.            cludes Meals, Parties! Cancun, Aca-
ter 6PM 287-8935.                        1203 W. 1st St. 4 units rent $350-
                                                                                                                            Nicest houses on campus. Many                                                   pulco, Nassau, Jamaica From $459!
                                         $400 dam.dep. $175-$190 some             near BSU. Laundry fac. High speed
Wells Fargo Financial Management                                                                                            extras. Even a 6 bdrm. Also student      1989 VW Golf. $575. Police im-         Panama City & Daytona $159!
                                         elec.incl. 1 unit-2 bdrms other 3-1      internet incl. avail. 286-2806.
Trainee and Account representative                                                                                          parking available. Call 286-5216.        pounds! For listings 800-749-8104 1-800-
                                         bdrm. all w/ stove & fridge 284-5315
needed. An entry-level management                                                 Nice lrge. 2 bdrm. apt. 1 mile to BSU                                              ext. V927.                             678-6386.
                                         2 bdrm walking dist. from campus                                                   Ready to deal. 2, 3, 4 bdrm. 1st
training position. Learn operations of                                            special rent for right people. lease
                                         very neat & clean 1809 Glenwood                                                    month free. Call Assett Manage-          ‘93 Chevy S-10 Blazer, Blue, 4X4
store, take credit applications, sell
loan products, and closes loans.         282-3777
                                                                                  7/31/05 No pets. References Call
                                                                                  759-7357 or 748-6189.
                                                                                                                            ment. 281-9000.                          Tahoe LT 4.3, V6, Leather, Loaded,          Miscellaneous
                                         400 Apartments. 2 bdrm avail. now.                                                                                          148K light hail $3,500 765-623-0130    Damon’s Grill-3451 N. Nebo Rd.
Typically reports to store manager.
Min. qual.: 0-1 years experience.        Reserving for Jan.05. 818 W. River-      One month free rent. 2 & 3 bdrm                      Notices                                                              Trivia Tournament every night 7:00
                                                                                  apts downtown. 3 bdrm 2 ba. apt on                                                                                        p.m Giant Screen T.V. NTN Trivia
Pre. Exp.: BA/BS in business or re-
lated field, Proven track record of
                                         side. 288-6819.
                                         Canterbury Townhomes. Spacious           Beechwood. 281-1351.
                                                                                                                            Welcome back students. We have                 Motorcycles                      Network great specials. 287-8742
                                                                                                                            clothing, furniture, and appliances,
goal achievement,Sales Experience,       2 & 3 bdrm. townhomes. Stop by for       Single avail. now. Clean, fresh paint     all at rummage sale prices! Open Fri     99 Honda CBR 600 F3. Blk/Red.          Phi Mu open house 2nd floor Dehor-
Self-Motivated, Effective verbal and     app. or call 284-5997.                   off-st. pkg. Walk to BSU. Most util.      8:30am -2:30pm & Saturday 8:30am-        12,000 miles. Exc. cond. $4500         ity Hall Sept. 21st and 23rd 9:30 pm
written Comm. skills. Base Pay plus      Studio, 1, 2, 3 bdrm. starting at        paid. Call Judy at 284-2867 or eve-       2:30pm. Walnut St. Baptist Mission.      OBO. Won’t last long! 730-8525.        to 11:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!
Compensation Apply at 1300 E.            $265/mo. No pets. Call 741-8776.         nings 282-6702.                           Corner of 8th and Walnut.
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Cardinals host Kent State, Buffalo in weekend games
Ball State still winless                Sunday, 3-0. Rainey said the Bulls keeper Alison Becker. Her 0.81
                                        are the best possession team in goals against average is good for                                                                                                              WILCEK
in MAC after four                       the conference, and said the key fifth in the MAC, and her .873 save
                                        to the game will be                                  percentage         is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tries to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       dribble the
conference matches                      to disrupt their abil-
                                        ity to keep posses-
                                                                                                After sitting out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ball around
Ross Flint s Chief Reporter             sion of the ball.                                   against      Western
                                           Meanwhile, Kent                                   Michigan nursing a                                                                                                        Michigan’s
   Since running out of the gates       State (5-1-2, 2-1-0)                                 re-injured back, and                                                                                                      Sam Beard
with four wins to open the season,      visits Muncie having                                 coming off the                                                                                                            on
the Ball State women’s soccer           defeated     Eastern                                 bench against NIU,                                                                                                        September
team has since settled for three        Michigan on Sunday,                                  Dee     Nocero     is                                                                                                     10. The
ties and its only loss of the season    2-1.         Kimberly In Action                      expected to return                                                                                                        Cardinals
in the first four games of Mid-         Dimitroff leads the BALL STATE VS.                   for the weekend.
American Conference competi-            Golden Flashes with Buffalo                         Against NIU, she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       look to
tion.                                   six goals and 13                                    took five shots and                                                                                                        rebound
   Coming off last weekend’s
                                                                 TIME                                                                                                                                                  against
                                        points. One of those 4 p.m. Friday                  two shots on goal,
defeat to Western Michigan and          goals came as the                                    and Rainey said she                                                                                                       Buffalo on
tie to Northern Illinois, Ball State    game-winner against VENUE                            played a big role in
(4-1-3 overall, 0-1-3 MAC) looks to     EMU in the 97th          Ball State Soccer Field     the game.
rebound against Buffalo on Friday       minute, giving her                                      “We feel like
and Kent State on Sunday.               two goals for the game.               unless there’s further injury, she’ll
   “I think everybody might be a           Last weekend Ball State lost its be able to play on Friday,” he said.
little frustrated, because I think in   first game of the season, 1-0 to “We just have to see how practice
a few of those ties, that if a ball     Western Michigan, and tied goes this week.
bounces a different way, those          Northern Michigan, 1-1. Kate            “Through this whole thing,
could become wins,” coach Ron           Nadalin, who leads the team with we’ve still done what we’ve always
Rainey said. “The most important        six points and 23 shots, scored done, defensively,” Rainey said.
thing is to put yourself in a posi-     the tying goal in the 23rd minute. “To give up two goals on a MAC
tion to get a result, and we have.”        The Cardinals have relied on weekend is good, so defensively,
   Buffalo (3-5-0 overall, 2-1-0 in     outstanding defense to stay com- our team is continuing to
the MAC) enters the weekend hav-        petitive throughout the season, progress to where we were last
ing defeated Central Michigan on        and the backbone has been goal- year defensively.”
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NFL                                                                                                                                                        N CA A

James’ status improves, still questionable Legislation could effect
Colts running back                      touchdown run that sealed the
                                        Colts’ 31-17 victory at Tennessee
                                                                                 The Colts also announced
                                                                              Wednesday they signed running
                                                                                                                      off the practice squad, Carthon is
                                                                                                                      required to be on the Colts’
                                                                                                                                                           transferring, eligibility
was injured against                     last Sunday. After the game,
                                        James said he was fine. But an
                                                                              back Ran Carthon and defensive
                                                                              back Gerome Sapp to their active
                                                                                                                      active roster for at least three
                                                                                                                                                           By The Associated Press             an annual exemption for one
                                                                                                                                                                                               game. Schools were awarded
Titans last Sunday                      MRI taken Monday revealed dam-
                                        age, and Dungy said it was doubt-
                                                                                 To make room, the Colts
                                                                                                                         Dungy said releasing Carthon
                                                                                                                      before the regular-season started
                                                                                                                                                              INDIANAPOLIS — NCAA foot-
                                                                                                                                                           ball players could have five sea-
                                                                                                                                                                                               those exemptions each of the past
                                                                                                                                                                                               two seasons. They were not avail-
Michael Marot s Associated Press        ful he would play.                    released      quarterback       Joe     was one of the team’s toughest       sons of eligibility and would be    able to most schools this year.
                                           Less than four hours later,        Hamilton and fullback Tom               decisions.                           allowed to transfer once without       The cabinet also sent along legis-
   INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis          James was running through light       Lopienski, then re-signed both             ‘‘We liked him, he knows the      penalty if two new proposals are    lation that would give football play-
Colts running back Edgerrin             drills on the practice field and      back to the practice squad. They        offense and we’re glad he’s          approved next year.                 ers one extra season to compete
James was upgraded from doubt-          said he still hoped to play           also released defensive backs           back,’’ Dungy said.                     The NCAA’s Championships/        instead of the four they are now
ful to questionable for this            against the Packers. James was        Vontez Duff and Waine Bacon                Sapp played collegiately at       Competition Cabinet forwarded       permitted and would extend the
week’s game against Green Bay           not available to reporters            from the practice squad.                Notre Dame and was a sixth-          both measures for consideration     one-time transfer rule to three addi-
despite missing Wednesday’s             Wednesday.                               Dungy said Carthon, whose            round pick of the Baltimore          during a 2-day meeting that         tional sports. The committee did
practice with a strained ham-              The Colts (1-1) were making        father, Maurice, is the Dallas          Ravens in 2003. He played in 14      ended Wednesday in Indianapolis.    not vote on those measures.
string.                                 contingency plans, though.            Cowboys offensive coordinator,          games last season, recording 17      The committee also approved a          The cabinet also approved new
   Coach Tony Dungy said James             If James does not start,           was re-signed because of James’         tackles and one fumble recovery      proposal that would permit          baseball guidelines. If approved,
worked out earlier in the day but       Dominic Rhodes will. Rhodes           injury. The Colts had released          for the Ravens’ special teams        Division I-A schools to again add   teams would not be permitted to
was held out of the afternoon           rushed for 1,104 yards — an NFL       Carthon in the team’s final cut-        unit. He was waived by Baltimore     a 12th football game starting in    start spring practice until Feb. 1,
practice. Dungy said Thursday’s         record for undrafted rookies —        down and he had been on the             Sept. 16.                            2006.                               and games could not begin until
practice could help clear up            when he replaced James for the        Cowboys’ practice squad.                   Sapp helps solidify a sec-           ‘‘We didn’t have a significant   March 1. Currently, there is no prac-
James’ playing status.                  final 10 games of the 2001 sea-          ‘‘Hopefully, I’ll find something     ondary ravaged by injuries.          discussion about it because the     tice date set for the spring season.
   ‘‘I would not anticipate him         son.                                  to do on this team that will make       Starting safety Mike Doss missed     football issues committee said         If approved, the College
playing, but if he practices               ‘‘I don’t know what’s going to     them want to keep me,’’ he said         last week’s game with a pulled       athletes wanted to play,’’ said     World Series could also be
tomorrow, that would be a step          happen, Edge says he’s feeling        Wednesday. ‘‘I hate uncertainty.’’      right hamstring and is listed as     Linda Bruno, the committee chair-   moved back, ending as late as
toward playing,’’ Dungy said. ‘‘If      great,’’ Rhodes said. ‘‘He knows         It’s been a circuitous trek for      questionable this week.              woman and commissioner of the       July 4. Last year’s national
he can’t practice, that will tell us    I’m excited, I want to get that       Carthon, who has spent so much             Cornerback Joseph Jefferson       Atlantic 10 Conference.             championship ended June 28.
something else.’’                       chance and I’m ready to help          time on the road he’s hardly had        has not played or practiced since       If passed by the Board of           Final votes on the measures
   James was injured on a 30-yard       out.’’                                time to unpack. By signing him          having knee surgery Aug. 30.         Directors, schools would receive    cannot occur before April.

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