THE BG NEWS
A daily independent student press serving
the campus and surrounding community
June 6, 2007
Volume 101, Issue 152
political views to Saddlemire
on your sleeve By Amanda Hoover
Many are choosing to Managing Editor
boycott certain brands
Stacks of moving boxes in virtu-
because of their poli-
ally every office in Saddlemire
cies | Page 6 and a sign in the Career
An MTV Services Center asking stu-
dents to “Please pardon our
dating show mess while we prepare for our
gets ‘nexted’ move to North Conklin,” are all
evidence that the demolition of
The show that takes the hall is imminent.
dating shows to the “The goal is to have everyone
“Next” level gets a moved out of the building by
critical review | Page 6 July 1, so they can begin the
process of demolition,” said
Tim Carney, associate direc-
Managing time tor for operations at Residence
between friends Life.
Once Saddlemire has been
and lovers vacated, a contracting com-
Our columnists explain pany will come in to tear down
the debate from both the building. Hopes are that the
demolition will begin in July,
the male and female though construction on the
perspective Wolfe Center — the new addi-
tion to the theater department
See more online:
— isn’t expected to begin for
another 18 months and a new
student services building is still
Uptown seems years away.
DAN WHITE | THE BG NEWS NoteveryofficeinSaddlemire
to be going will be moving into tempo-
downhill rary housing at North Conklin.
Different music and Some offices, like the Center
for Applied Technology’s Large
a new crowd have Format Digital Imaging Lab,
some saying ‘no’ to the will be moving straight into
dance club | Page 4 their permanent homes.
“Spring semester was my
Gas prices are first semester at Saddlemire,”
high and we’re said Naj Ahmad, a sophomore
all at fault
The price has raised
Fulbright to send 6 from University overseas engineering student who has a
co-op at the CAT Lab. “I like this
building, but at the same time,
all the way to $3.50 By Scott Recker Meaghan Geraghty, of Austinburg, succeed in teaching somewhere I’m ready for a change. We’re
per gallon and no one Reporter Ohio, will travel to Hong Kong where completely different than I’m used hoping for some improvement
she will teach English. to,” Jackson said. with the move,” Ahmad said.
seems to be doing Three recent University graduates “I wanted to get some international John Fischer will be heading to With the exception of the
anything about it and three professors have been experience,” Geraghty said. “I love to Poland as well, while Marc Simon CAT Lab and the Student
| Page 4 granted Fulbright Scholarships and teach so teaching English would be will be teaching in Austria. Technology Center — which
will travel across seas to participate something right up my alley since I These BGSU alumni and faculty will move to the first floor of
in an opportunity of a lifetime. was an English Literature major.” received six of approximately 6,000 Hayes Hall — most other offic-
BGSU athletics Recent graduates David Paul Lajeunesse will spend his new grants given out by the Fulbright es from Saddlemire will move
takes a tour in Wegehaupt, Meaghan Geraghty days studying landscape painting in program each year, adding up to $235 to North Conklin.
and Paul Lajeunesse will represent Iceland. million. Offices will be in the process
Northwest Ohio Bowling Green as they venture off t o “It’s my belief that the physical The bill signed by Harry S. Truman of moving all month with the
The 2007 better themselves both academically landscape directly affects how a in 1946, which was introduced by help of the Materials Handling
and socially. society functions,” Lajeunesse said. Senator J. William Fulbright, allowed department and American
Barnstorming Tour Wegehaupt, a native of Glendale, “Iceland is extraordinary in terms of Congress to create the scholarship. Interiors of Toledo. However,
began last weekend Ariz., will be traveling to Paris to its physical geography as well as its “The Fulbright Program aims to contractors are still submitting
| Page 5 study saxophone at the National society.” bring a little more knowledge, a lit- bids for the demolition. The
Conservatory where he hopes to BGSU faculty members David tle more reason and a little more University has not hired a con-
Group: Olympics learn from great saxophone players. Jackson, John Fischer and Marc compassion into world affairs, and tractor yet but expects to do so
“I had my mind set on studying in Simon will all depart for Eastern thereby to increase the chance that with plenty of time to keep the
are displacing Paris and the Fulbright Scholarship Europe in the near future. nations will learn at last to live in project on schedule.
millions has made that possible,” Wegehaupt “I wanted to go to Poland to teach peace and friendship,” Fulbright, When bidding for a project
Construction in host said. somewhere different to see if I could who died in 1995, said. such as the Saddlemire demo-
lition, companies will submit
cities are resulting sealed copies of their bids to
in the destruction of
many area homes See FAREWELL | Page 3
| Page 5
City officials University offers B!G cash to summer graduates
discuss increase By Amanda Hoover
“Three hundred dollars is good rent it will help to increase summer
in violent crime Managing Editor
It’s not very often students get
money. I don’t know if it’s incentive
enrollment. While the incen-
tive is automated, meaning
there’s no application neces-
By Megan Armentrout and
to see “free money” from the
University. Most scholarships
enough to get out in four years, but sary, it is dependent on the
year’s funding and may not
How have rising gas
Reporters carry minimum GPA require-
ments or essays or even com-
people who want to be done in four years always be available because of
prices affected you? At the city council meeting petitions.
don’t need an incentive.” Even though the check totals
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
Monday, Larry Sorrells, city But not the B!G Summer less than the cost of one sum-
council member, bought up the Advantage Incentive, which Vish Sakthivel | Senior Philosophy and Pre-Law Major mer credit hour, which comes
recently released FBI reports on this year carries a $300 check in at $427, students are saying
violent crimes. for any senior who enrolled at summer 2001 to promote stu- and promotions at the Office the program is still worth it.
Sorrells noticed this report the University in 2003 and will dents’ academic progress to of Continuing and Extended “Three hundred dollars is
on CNN.com and said it found graduate this August as a result graduate within four years Education. good rent money. I don’t know
an increase in crime blamed of taking summer courses. of matriculation,” said Ann Another hope administra-
on gangs, youth violence, gun “The program started in Krebs, director of marketing tors have of the program is that See CASH | Page 3
ANDY HONNERT, crimes and fewer police on
Integrated Social Studies The largest increase occurred
“I try to drive as little
| Page 4
in the west at 2.8 percent,
according to CNN.com.
Sorrells voiced his concern
that Bowling Green might expe-
Report suggests not all are happy with campus life
rience this rate in crime. By Steve Kunkler 1,257 students and Institutional numbers for 2007. of the categories saw an increase
“What caught my attention Reporter Research received 868 valid JoAnn Kroll, director of the from numbers in previous years
was the increase in violent returns, which were 69 percent Career Center, credited the shown in the report.
crimes in small towns,” Sorrell The University’s Office of of the surveys sent out. low numbers for the Honors Jill Carr, dean of students, said
said. Institutional Research, which The report provided results Program with students choos- the University always tries to
TODAY BGPD Chief Gary Spencer is used by the University to with numbers from every other ing not to be involved with the improve student life on campus,
Sunny assured Sorrells Bowling Green improve areas the administra- year dating back to 2001. program. whether it is the availability for
did not need to fear a crime tors feel are not where they The Honors Program saw a The survey also dealt with the parking or the residence halls.
High: 75, Low: 60 increase. should be, recently released the drop of more than 20 percent “Parking Facilities and Services” In response to the availabil-
“Crime has always been low results of a survey conducted in the satisfaction of students and the “availability of courses ity of parking at the University,
in BG since the 27 years I have in May showing the satisfac- with the program. Results from students want at the times they which received a satisfactory
been on the force,” Spencer tion students at the University the survey in 2001 showed an 83 want to take them.” rating under 15 percent in the
said. have with different aspects of percent satisfaction rate. The sat- Neither of those two cat- report, Carr said that the ratings
TOMORROW campus life. isfaction of the Honors Program egories saw an approval rating
Partly Cloudy, Windy See CITY | Page 2 The survey was sent out to rests at 60 percent based on the above 41 percent, although both See REPORT | Page 3
High: 91, Low: 75
VISIT BGNEWS.COM: NEWS, SPORTS, UPDATES, MULTIMEDIA AND FORUMS FOR YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE
2 Wednesday, June 6, 2007 WWW.BGNEWS.COM
BLOTTER Animal cruelty cases in Wood County lead to organized response
By Kristen Schweitzer said. Wood County Humane Society
A Schwinn Mountain bike, valued Reporter Sieving is responsible for the also investigates cases of ani- “They are more attention starved
at $110, was stolen from the library enforcement of all ordinances mal cruelty.
sometime between 5:15 to 6:30 Last month two instances of regulating animals within the “We make about 400 visits than anything. They just want someone to
p.m. animal cruelty were report- city and also responsible for [each year] to households inves-
10:21 P.M. ed to the University Police investigating all animal com- tigating possibilities of animal love them.”
Miles T. McCollough and Cody Department. plaints received by the police cruelty and/or neglect,” said
M. Pixley, 19, of Bowling Green, However, according to Tom division, including animal cru- Esther Fadian, the president of Dr. Dave Ernsthausen | Doctor at the Wood County Humane Society
were both cited for disorderly Sieving, the animal control offi- elty and animal bites. the board of directors for the
conduct for fighting on North cer at the Bowling Green Police In his five years as the city WCHS. very thin and about 90 percent The WCHS does its best to
Grove Street. Department, the city is not typ- animal control officer, Sieving The WCHS responds to each of the time they have worms,” make sure these animals get
ically an area with many cases has only prosecuted two cases and every cruelty, neglect or said Ernsthausen. what they need.
WEDNESDAY of animal cruelty. of animal cruelty. abuse call that comes in from However, being physically They provide shelter for these
“Typically I don’t see a whole Animal cruelty is considered Wood County residents. starved isn’t usually the worst surrendered or abused animals
2:36 A.M. lot [of animal cruelty incidents] a misdemeanor crime, accord- According to Dr. Dave of these animals’ problems. until a suitable home is found,
Zayne O. Richardson, 25, of in town here … when you’re in ing to Sieving, meaning the Ernsthausen, the WCHS brings “They are more atten- according to Fadian.
Carey, Ohio, and Amanda K. town here there’s more people punishment is usually mild their rescued animals to him tion starved than anything,” Again, the punishment
Counts, 19, of Rudolph, Ohio, watching you. So I don’t think depending on the severity of at the Animal Hospital at West Ernsthausen said. received depends on the sever-
where both arrested for disorderly we have as many incidences as the case. Ridge. “They just want someone to
conduct for their involvement they do outside the city,” Sieving In addition to the BGPD, the “Those animals are typically love them,” he said. See ANIMAL | Page 3
in a fight on North Main Street.
Richardson was also arrested on
a Wood County Sheriff’s Office
contempt warrant and taken
to the Wood County Justice
Schoolhouse offers insight into past
By Justin Rutledge
Erin L. Adams, 21, of Bowling
Green, was cited for criminal
trespass at the Heritage Assisted
Living Facility on Klotz Road. The Educational Memorabilia
According to police reports, Center adds a slice of history to
Adams entered the nursing home Bowling Green State University’s
while intoxicated and began wan- campus and allows area schools
dering the halls yelling “hey” and to experience school life in the
seemed to be lost. When police 1800s.
arrived she seemed unaware of The Memorabilia Center is
where she was. The officers took
located in a one-room school-
her home to be taken care of by
house next to the police sta-
JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS tion. “Teaching About the
GRUESOME FIND: Dunn Funeral Home employees and BG EMTs remove the body Past,” an article published by
A bike, valued at $80, was taken
from the Junior High school the University in 1994, states
of an unidentified man from the apartments behind the BG Civil War museum.
around 3 p.m. that bringing a schoolhouse on
THURSDAY Unknown dead woman found campus was an idea of then-
University president William
Jerome. “It’s the only one-room
nearly 2 weeks after her death schoolhouse in northwest
Ohio,” said Katie Kistler, a BGSU
tour guide. According to the
A laptop was stolen from an By Tim Sampson
apartment on High Street. The was at the scene, estimated the University Web site it is “part
City News Editor woman had been dead for 10 of the University’s collection of
apartment was unlocked.
to 15 days before she was dis- pre-1940 education memora-
1:47 A.M. An unidentified woman who covered. bilia.”
Adam T. Rodriguez, 24, of was found dead and partial- Police have been unable to The schoolhouse was built in
Toledo, and Christine R. Ball, 36, ly decayed in her apartment locate next of kin and had not 1875, in Huron, Ohio, and was
of Port Clinton, were both cited Monday afternoon was being released the woman’s identity moved onto campus in 1975.
for disorderly conduct for fight- served with an eviction notice. at press time, apart from say- A handout used when schools
ing with each other in Lot 6. Ball The Bowling Green Police ing she was not a University visit the Center states that the
claimed Rodriguez choked her Division received a call at 4:14 student. schoolhouse was being used as
and Rodriguez claimed Ball hit p.m. from a court employee The body was turned over junk on a farmer’s land when his
him in the face 13 times. who had gone to the apart- to the Wood County Coroner, two daughters told the school
ment on the 100 block of Court who has yet to release any find- about it.
Street to deliver the notice. ings.
Upon arrival the employee dis- Look for more informa-
ONLINE: Find more blotter action ONLINE: Read the rest of this story on JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
covered the body. tion on our Web site as it is
at www.bgnews.com our Web site at www.bgnews.com SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK: The educational Memorabilia Center sits next to the police station.
BGPD Sgt. Paul Tyson, who released.
CITY1 “We put a lot of time and effort to ensure
From Page the city of BG is well taken care of.”
Spencer also said the double Pamela Butler | Wood County Health Commissioner
homicide that occurred earlier
this year will not be an indica- “We are in the process of doing vately owned, they still require
tion of crime to come in the a community needs assessment a work staff. Workers have the
city. based on the report.” right to a smoke-free environ-
Sorrells was satisfied with Gordy Heminger, a councilor, ment, Butler said.
Spencer’s response to the vio- discussed how the county was Also discussed at the public
lent crime rate. following the smoking ban. meeting were several ordinanc-
“We sound much better off Pamela Butler said the mem- es that will be reviewed at an
than some of the other small bers of the county were follow- upcoming public meeting.
cities,” Sorrells concluded. ing the smoking ban. These ordinances include an
Pamela Butler, Wood County “It could be worse,” Butler ordinance changing the zon-
health commissioner, appeared said. “Other counties are having ing of a property on Conneaut
before the council to distrib- more difficulty with the ban.” Avenue and an ordinance
ute 2006 health reports. These Terry Dunn, city council approving the zoning of an
reports included reports of member, asked about the issue outdoor pool and sunroom at
death, environmental health, of smoking in private clubs, Hertiage Corner.
AIDS prevention and commu- because they are privately The next public meeting dis-
nicable disease. owned. cussing these ordinances will
“We put a lot of time and Butler replied the issue has be held on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at
effort to ensure the city of BG is not yet been resolved. the city administration build-
well taken care of,” Butler said. Even though the clubs are pri- ing.
Fall 2007 Housing
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOUSES
RIDGE MANOR APARTMENTS
FRAZEE AVENUE APARTMENTS
C AMPBELL HILL TOWNHOUSES
ASK ABOUT OUR
3-5 BEDROOM HOUSES
1-2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
GRADUATE EFFICIENCY / 1 BEDROOM
Sign Up Today!
445 E. WOOSTER • BOWLING GREEN • OHIO • 43403
WWW.BGNEWS.COM Wednesday, June 6, 2007 3
CAMPUS Patrol office moves to new location
BRIEFS THE BG NEWS SUDOKU
By Scott Recker
Green post, located on State mile off I-75 where 44 percent
Drug trafficking ring Reporter
Rt. 582 west of I-75, was made of our crashes occur,” Lt. Dean
busted, six arrested After almost 50 years in operational on May 17. Laubacher said.
Local authorities wrapped up a major Walbridge, the State Highway Bowling Green was chosen as
drug trafficking investigation with the arrest of Patrol office responsible for the new home of the County’s
Wood County has moved to a Highway Patrol office because ONLINE: Read the rest of this story on
six people in Bowling Green on Friday. our Web site at www.bgnews.com
new office in Bowling Green. of its location.
Wood County Sheriffs arrested Roxanne The $1.45 million Bowling “The new post puts us one
Torrez, 34, of Perrysburg, and Frankie
Hernandez, 26, of Cygnet, on East Wooster
Street near the University. Shawn Hager, 46,
and James Bateson, 34, both of Bowling
Green; and Andrea Vidales, 44, and Christina
Leuck, 27, both of Toledo, were also arrested
at a home on the 200 block of Napoleon From Page 1
According to a press release from the the University’s Department of
Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects Design and Construction over a
are being charged with trafficking and com- four-week period. All of the bids
plicity in trafficking drugs for bringing crack are then opened and reviewed in
cocaine from Toledo and selling it in Bowling one day — June 7.
Green and North Baltimore. As with other buildings built
The arrests are the result of long-term in the 1960s and before, the con-
investigation involving the Wood County cern of asbestos removal and
Sheriff’s Office, the North Baltimore Police other environmental hazards was
addressed by the University. An SUDOKU
Department and the Wood County
environmental survey was com- To play: Complete the grid
Prosecutors Office, with assistance from
pleted on the project and found so that every row, column
other local, state and federal authorities. More
no risks which were out of the and every 3 x 3 box contains
charges and arrests are likely as they continue
ordinary. the digits 1 to 9. There is no
“The building poses less of a guessing or math involved.
risk than some other buildings its
Just use logic to solve.
Several students receive age,” said Marc Brunner, project
scholarships Brunner also said that the build-
Two BGSU students have received the ing will not be blown up or implod-
Advertising Club of Toledo Scholarship, the ed. Outside of this requirement,
Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community however, the University leaves the
Foundation announced last week. method of demolition up to the
Ashley Barnes, a marketing major who contractor. So, whether it be by
received $500, and Rachel Friend, a visual wrecking ball or piece by piece, the
communications technology major who company chosen will be respon-
received $1,500, were awarded the scholar- sible for tearing down Saddlemire,
ships for their academic success. They had to removing all the debris and restor-
have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and be ing the site back into a condition
pursuing a degree in communications, mar- so that construction can begin on
keting, public relations or other related fields. the Wolfe Center.
According to Brunner, the
The scholarship is available for full-time University will be prepared to Because the incentive is
juniors, seniors and graduate students
who are attending a university in Ohio or
choose a company shortly after
the bids are opened. It’s a matter of
CASH given automatically to quali-
fying students, Carpenter said
Michigan. finding not only the lowest bid, but From Page 1 advisers give out the infor-
Five incoming students have been named also the best and most responsible JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS mation when asked but don’t
Alumni Laureate Scholars. contractor, he said. Demolition is GOODBYE: Saddlemire stands ready for demolition later this summer if it’s incentive enough to get make a point of telling every
Alexandra Bandy of Mansfield; Joseph scheduled to begin in July. out in four years, but people student about it.
Chenevey of Akron; Brian Gulko of Solon; who want to be done in four “I didn’t find out until after I
Stephanie Kuharik of St. George, Ontario, years don’t need an incen- registered for summer classes,
Canada; and Samantha Peña of Ottawa,
Ohio, will receive full tuition and a $1,000 REPORT latest report.
“Academic advising from my
personal experience wasn’t up to
your temperature every two
years,” Knight said.
Kroll added that the survey
tive,” said Vish Sakthivel, a
senior philosophy and pre-law
major who qualified for this
so it didn’t impact my deci-
sion to take summer courses,”
book award annually. From Page 1 par. I remember once my adviser helps her figure out what needs summer’s incentive. But, she added, “It came as a
Alumni Laureate Scholars are chosen looked at my list [of classes] and to be improved in order to make But with the cost of books, pleasant surprise.”
“on the basis of leadership skills, citizenship, are “pretty typical for a college he approved that I take them. the services as satisfactory as rent and food and summer Because of the automation
achievement, personal integrity and involve- our size.” He didn’t even want an explana- possible at the Career Center. gas prices hovering uncom- and the requirement that
ment, in and out of the classroom,” the One of the solutions to the tion of why I wanted to take the Among the services of particu- fortably close to $4 a gallon, these students do, in fact,
University said in a release. problem with parking at the class,” Graham said. lar interest to the Career Center students may find the money graduate in August, they won’t
This scholarship was created by the University, according to Carr, Rebecca Sheldrick, a senior according to Kroll include “job useful in more ways than one. see the money until some time
BGSU Alumni Association in 2002 with an is for the University to build a majoring in middle childhood placement services.” “It’s a great idea anytime in September.
initial investment of $1 million. The number parking garage. Carr explained education, looking at the ratings The students satisfaction with you can get more money to So while the money may not
of students to receive the Alumni Laureate that space for new ground level for how prepared a student feels job placement services saw an a student. I don’t think any- be of much help with rising
Scholarship varies each year depending on parking is limited and so alterna- for their job based on the classes increase in the 2007 survey, but one can fault that,” said Diana education costs, it might still
available funding. tives must be created. they take, said the University’s the 53 percent satisfaction rate Carpenter, adviser in the come as a “pleasant surprise”
“We’ve probably maxed our- Education Department prepares is still lower than the rate given College of Arts and Sciences. for many.
selves out and the only way to go its students for their careers. in 2001.
Trial delayed in double is up,” Carr said. Deon Walker, a junior in con- Kroll said the survey will help
homicide case Bill Knight, the assistant struction management, thought the University determine how spaying and neutering ani-
Craig Daniels, Jr., the man accused of
killing two people in a Parker Street home
vice president of the Office of
Institutional Research, revealed
the campus as a whole felt differ-
ently about “cultural programs,”
to improve the students satis-
faction with the University in
ANIMAL mals and providing financial
assistance to people who need
what he saw as major issues which the report didn’t define, general. From Page 2 it in order to spay or neuter
last March, waived his right to a speedy trial, when looking at the results of the from what the report suggests. “The survey data helps tell us their pets.
allowing his attorneys more time to seek survey. The 2007 survey showed only what students want and what ity of the abuse. Sometimes a “We spay and neuter more
evidence. Knight said the availability of 25 percent of students used they need,” Kroll said. case results in simply educat- than 800 pets each year,”
Daniels’ attorneys motioned to delay classes at times students want, the cultural programs at the Knight backed up the state- ing individuals about how to Fadain said.
setting a date for the start of a trial, giving which received a 41 percent University while 75 percent of ment by Kroll saying that the properly care for their pets. Anyone who is interested in
up their client’s right to have a trial within 90 satisfaction rating in the latest those surveyed were satisfied results from the survey are In more severe cases, the helping abused animals can
days of his arrest, at a pre-trial hearing before report, was a major issue but with them. “shared with programs in the owner must surrender a pet or fill out an application for vol-
a Wood County Court of Common Pleas not one the University could do “The cultural programs satis- survey, [which] gives them the the pet is confiscated. unteer work at the WCHS.
on Monday. much about. factory rate seem kind of low,” opportunity to look at trends “We bring in and adopt out To report a case of animal
Daniels pled not guilty to two counts of That percentage, however, was Walker said. over time.” about 300 animals each year,” cruelty within the city, call the
aggravated murder for the March 29 shoot- up from 33 percent in 2001. The wide range of data gath- The report, “Report of the Fadian said. BGPD at (419) 352-2571.
ing deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Alicia Castillion, “The reality is we can’t offer ered in the survey means the Results of the Student Opinion In addition, the WCHS also Cases outside the city should
30, and her boyfriend, John Mitchell, 22. He everything between 10 a.m. and report can be used by several dif- Survey, 2007,” is available at contributes to controlling the be reported to the WCHS by
also pled not guilty to two counts of burglary 2 p.m.,” Knight said. ferent departments. http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/ir. stray animal population by calling (419) 352-7339.
for breaking into Castillion’s home and a Students had mixed reactions “This [survey] is like taking
neighboring home the same night. to the results of the report.
Tarrah Graham, a junior
If convicted Daniels could face the death majoring in physics, said she was
penalty or life in prison. His next court appear- unhappy with the advising at the
ance is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 8:30 a.m. University, which received a 69
percent satisfactory rating in the maurices
June 11th www.meccabg.com
(downtown) KEEP WATCHING FOR SPECIALS
@ 10 A.M. LOG ON TODAY TO:
• View our 2007/2008 availability
Prizes from Area Businesses • View pictures, map of locations,
paperwork and other info to make
1111 S. Main Bowling Green your search easier.
GREAT all leasers have CHERRYWOOD
HEALTH SPA NOW RENTING FOR 2007-2008
Stop by ofﬁce for listing!
SPACIOUS privilege to
BEDROOMS 1045 N. Main Suite 7B 419.353.5800
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 email@example.com
507 E. Merry - 2 Bdrm
525 E. Merry - 2 Bdrm
114 S. Main - 1 Bdrm
332 S. Main (our only ofﬁce)
• Houses and Apartments
• Some allow pets
117 N. Main - 1 Bdrm 419-352-5620
108 Ordway - 1 Bdrm www.newloverentals.com • No parental guarentees
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
“Of course I am an absolute, pure democrat. The thing is that I am
the only one, there just aren’t any others in the world. ” — Vladamir Putin,
Russian president, from Time.com
How have rising gas prices affected you?
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 4
“They haven’t “I work as a bartender “I have to put much “They haven’t, really. VISIT US AT
affected me much; in Toledo so when it’s more away from my We just have to BGNEWS.COM
I don’t really drive a slow night I have to paycheck. I have less pay it, we have no Have your own take on
many places.” go up anyway. When I money for fun things.”
work in town, I walk.” choice.” today’s People On The
Street? Or a suggestion for
MISSY MEYER, ERICKA LYMAN, TONY DOBLE, ALI WASHBURN,
Senior, Integrated Social Senior, Visual Senior, Sociology a question? Give us your
Senior, History and
Studies Political Science Communication feedback at bgnews.com.
What do you care? It’s not
like gas is $3.50 per gallon you can only drill out so much would give way to highways
oil from an oil well because the and automobiles. Herein lies
rest of it sticks to the sides of the problem. America, from
the container. Now, it seems, its very start, has been accus-
CHAD PUTERBAUGH they can gather the rest of tomed to very large distances
OPINION EDITOR that oil from old reserves and and wide expansions.
that would help unburden Thus, when you ask a college
the American consumer. That student what he or she is doing
The school year for me, general- article was a few months ago, on the weekend, it’s not unlikely
ly, is not a time where I do a lot of and gas prices have increased that a couple hundred-mile
driving. In a town like Bowling since then. car trip to visit the folks is their
Green, it’s very easy to get from So here I am, my car parked response.
A to B on foot. So, I rarely spend at my apartment and me roller Similarly, the American busi-
much time checking gas prices. blading back and forth to work. nessman, forever living in the
For the first time in a few This does not bother me, but suburbs, can commute amazing
months, I was quite surprised it upsets me in an unlikely distances just to go to the office
to learn that gas had gone up way. I’m upset with the lack of each day. It seems that a lot of
nearly a dollar per gallon. Part of response from the American our economy is based on wide
me kept thinking, “Boy, I’m glad consumers. expanses and people to
I don’t drive very much,” while To tell the truth, I’m not really drive them.
the other part started to get a all that upset that gas prices As I said before, I’m not
bit angry. have risen. The only driving that upset. Given the signifi-
I started running through I really do is to maybe visit my cant lack of response from
MCT some scenarios in my head. I parents on occasion. That is only consumers—their smiling faces
was curious how gas had been a 2 hour trip that I take about at the pump,notwithstanding
allowed to go up so high. After every 3 months. Needless to say, — I almost think we deserve
STAFF EDITORIAL all, don’t consumers control I don’t drive that much. the high gas prices. We live in a
WEB SITE POLL the prices? Comparatively, American gas market system where consum-
Are there any If that were the case, then I
wondered why I had never seen
prices have always been much
lower than Europe’s. There was
ers get to choose what their gas
much in the way of demonstra- some benefit in paying so little If everything is functioning
boundaries for Google?
tion or protests. Looking around for gas. In fact, that’s how we’ve properly, gas prices will fall
Q: Have you ever I couldn’t detect any difference built our economy. because consumers want them
visited the Academic in the number of cars driving on Europe has been a civilization to fall. By protest, or avoid-
the streets. for much longer than the United ing high-priced stations, the
Memorabilia Center? “Attentions
fter an eerie dawn, Well heck. No wonder the gas States. The nations of continen- gas industry will be forced to
you wake up, put on companies can get away with it. tal Europe have developed into respond with lower prices.
your clothes and rub
the sleep from your eyes. You
have been fixed, Everyone is just eating the cost.
It’s as if the American consumer
small countries long before the
advent of cars or train engines.
But we don’t seem to have the
chutzpah to make a response.
think to kiss your significant
other, then, wait, no. You go
however, on some just decided that he or she could
stand to pay out two extra dol-
In such a scenario, it is advanta-
geous not to have provinces far
We’re being irresponsible capi-
talists, or maybe high gas prices
to the bathroom and start
of the stalker-like lars per gallon. After all, what
better does the consumer have
from the center of power.
America, however, developed
is what we truly want. At the
very least, if gas prices get too
It’s always on your mind:
you are not alone. You’re
aspects of the to spend his or her money on?
I remember seeing a news
into the west with the coming
of the train engine. Suddenly,
high, at least we will be helping
the environment out some. I
Yes, I have: 16%, being watched. Big brother,
as it were, is keeping his gaze
application.” story in the past few months
regarding oil companies and
wide expanses became only
hour long trips due to loco-
suppose, think of it as an alter-
native way to meet emission
3 votes fixed on all of his the application. their old reserves. Apparently, motion. Eventually, the train standards.
loving citizens. A woman was profiled
It’s for their own safety, in The New York Times,
This reaction, or something
like it, has been that of many
when asked about Google’s
for example, complaining
because she found her own
home on Streetview, and
could plainly see her cat sit-
Uptown: shadow of its former self? Peas mix in the hopes that the some T-Pain, where do I go? Not
No, I haven’t: new “Streetview” feature for ting in the window. DJ would be inspired by actu- Uptown.
21%, 4 votes their Maps application. If Streetview can show this ally having someone on the If I’m honest I can’t place all
While the new Google much detail, then what else, otherwise empty dance floor the blame on Uptown’s man-
application does not neces- besides cat-watching, might KAMPIRE BAHANA and would play same good agement. Hip Hop music is in
sarily lead to reminiscence of it be used for? It may be, we COLUMNIST music. Instead he played Gwen a deplorable state right now.
1984, the slippery slope phe- fear, yet another tool for the Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl”. The lyrics of the No. 1 song on
nomenon may be in play. stalker’s handbag. I groaned inwardly as the all the Billboard Hip-hop charts
I don’t even The result? A revolutionary
new way to look at the world
In this particular instance
concerning Google, we
Whatever happened to
Uptown? I went in there a
too familiar marching band
sound began its repetition.
are simply a collection of catch-
phrases from last year’s hits and
know what it — a revolution we’re a bit believe that a cost/ben- couple of weeks ago for the first Then I watched as about 15 we’ve been doing that “snap yo
worried about. efit analysis could easily time in several months and practically identical sorority fingers” dance move for two
is: 63%, 12 votes Streetview is a system be employed to determine was shocked to discover that girls in matching green shirts years now.
that would fasten a camera whether this feature should it has turned into a different flooded the dance floor. I And the subject matter of
to a car, and drive it along be employed at all. club. It is in the same building, watched for a few minutes as almost every club hit of the past
America’s streets to get a However, could it be the I was greeted by the same dis- they rolled their hips arhythmi- 10 years can be summarized as
view of neighborhoods and case that the benefits of gruntled-looking bouncer who cally and sang every word of the follows: “Look at me, look how
municipal layouts. Streetview outweigh our con- insists on not recognizing me song. “I ain’t no Hollaback Girl!” cool I am. Look how many hot
The taping would be a one- cerns for privacy? We are not even though my friends and I they screamed. I decided it was sluts I get to sleep with, look
time event, but the footage quite convinced yet. used to go to Uptown regularly time to go. how much money I can afford
The BG News poll is not would be stored permanently For now, our hearts go to bust a hole in the dance floor. It’s not that I dislike the Greek to throw away.” I mean, how
scientific and reflects the
opinions of only those Internet on Google’s massive servers. out to those who will actu- Other things are very dif- crowd. I have great admira- many different ways can you
users who have chosen to Thus, anything captured in ally have to physically — not ferent, the music selection for tion for women who manage say that? That’s how you end
participate. The results cannot the photograph will be stored wirelessly — travel to a street one; gone is the dancehall, reg- to resist winter temperatures up with stupid circular lyrics in
be assumed to represent the for anyone who may be curi- to see it. We know your sacri- gae and hip hop that I used to and wear halter tops and mini songs like “This is Why I’m Hot.”
opinions of Internet users in ous. Whether the person is a fice is huge. After all, there is pop my booty to. Gone also is skirts in January. I am relieved An imagined conversation
general, nor the public as a government official, a stalker nothing like actually exam- any kind of diversity of people. that now that it is summer and with Mims:
whole. or salesman, Google ining the neighborhood for Instead, bartenders and cus- I won’t have to worry about the Me: “Why are you Hot?”
is impartial. your potential new home. tomers alike, all look like preppy incidence of frostbitten nipples Mims: “Coz I’m fly.”
Attentions have been fixed, Can the scent, the feel cookie-cutter wannabe Hollister as I go down Main Street on a Me: “Why can’t I be hot?”
however, on some of the more of beauty be conveyed elec- models. No more alternative Thursday night. Mims: “Coz you’re not.”
stalker-like aspects of tronically? piercings, no more cornrows, no And I have bummed many Me: “Wait, so you’re hot coz
more ripped Bad Guy bouncers a cigarette from random Ralph I’m not?”
to flirt with. Lauren polo-wearing drunk Mims: “Right, I’m hot coz I’m
I didn’t realize just how dif- guys. I don’t discriminate. It’s fly, you ain’t coz you’re not.”
SEE WHAT BGNEWS.COM HAS FOR YOU! ferent the place has become at just that Bowling Green is full of Me: “Uu Uh, Ok?”
TOP NEWS STORIES BLOGGING first; I thought that it was early places for them to go. They have The Hip-hop that was the
Too busy to head to the news- Come check out The BG Check out our exclusive audio in the night so the DJ was not Junction, they have Sky Bar, voice of the oppressed is gone.
stand? Come to bgnews.com for News, and Not News blogs slide shows and videos from pulling out all the stops yet. I Beckett’s and now they have Public Enemy and KRS-One
all the latest stories and columns. online at bgnews.com this week’s stories online. danced a little to some Ciara 149 North to go to any night of must be rolling over in
and some weird Black Eyed the week. If I want to dance to their Bentleys.
THE BG NEWS
AMANDA HOOVER, MANAGING EDITOR
CHRISTY JOHNSON, CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR
The BG News Submission Policy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR are POLICIES: Letters to the Editor E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS as an
TIM SAMPSON, CITY NEWS EDITOR to be fewer than 300 words. These and Guest Columns are printed attachment to thenews@bgnews.
DAVE HERRERA, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CHAD PUTERBAUGH, OPINION EDITOR are usually in response to a current
issue on the University’s campus or
as space on the Opinion Page
permits. Additional Letters to the
com with the subject line marked
“Letter to the Editor” or “Guest
210 West Hall DOUG STRAUSBAUGH, COPY CHIEF the Bowling Green area. Editor or Guest Columns may be Column.” Only e-mailed letters and
published online. Name, year and columns will be considered for
Bowling Green State University CHAYSE HELD, SPORTS EDITOR GUEST COLUMNS are longer phone number should be included printing. All letters are subject to
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 | Phone: (419) 372-6966 MELINDA JACOBS, PULSE EDITOR pieces between 400 and 500 words. for verification purposes. Personal review for length and clarity
These are usually also in response attacks, unverified information or before printing.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org JORDAN FLOWER, PHOTO EDITOR to a current issue on the University’s anonymous submissions will not
Web site: http://www.bgnews.com RACHEL GREENFIELD, DESIGN EDITOR campus or the Bowling Green area. be printed. Opinion columns do not necessarily
The maximum number of submis- reflect the view of The BG News.
Advertising: 204 West Hall | Phone: (419) 372-2606 JORDAN FLOWER, ONLINE EDITOR sions for columns is two per month.
SPORTS Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5
Rights group blames Olympics for the displacement of more than 2 million
By Erica Bulman right to adequate housing.” the issues and see what inter- homes and homeless people
The Associated Press The Chinese Foreign national norms and UN stan- were rounded up and detained
Ministry rejected the figures as dards exist that could serve as in facilities outside the city,
GENEVA — The Olympic Games “groundless.” guidelines for governments in the report said. Development
have displaced more than 2 mil- Some 6,037 households have the future.” and urbanization led to
lion people in the last 20 years, been demolished since 2002 to The three-year study covered unaffordable housing.
mostly minorities such as the make way for nine venues in seven past and future Olympic ● Leading up to the 1992
homeless and poor, a rights the process of preparing for the host cities — Seoul, Barcelona, Barcelona Olympics, more than
group said Tuesday. 2008 Olympic Games, spokes- Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing 400 families were displaced to
Some 1.5 million people will woman Jiang Yu said. and London. make room for the Olympic
have been displaced by the “Those citizens have received The report, titled “Fair Play for Village, 20 families were evict-
Beijing Games alone, accord- cash compensation and been Housing Rights: Mega-Events, ed from the site of the Olympic
ing to a report by the Geneva- properly resettled. Not one Olympic Games and Housing stadium and 200 other families
based Center on Housing Rights single household has been Rights,” also examines other were displaced for the construc-
and Evictions. forced to move out of Beijing,” major international events such tion of ring roads. Housing pric-
“Our research shows that Jiang said. as the soccer World Cup, World TOM HEVEZI | AP PHOTO es and rents increased 139 and
little has changed since 1988 IOC spokeswoman Giselle Expos, IMF/World Bank confer- AT WHAT COST?: London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe stands with the London 2012 149 percent respectively during
when 720,000 people were forc- Davies told The Associated Press ences and even beauty pageants Olympic logo. Lost in the excitement of the games is the prospect of more than 1,000 the six-year period before the
ibly displaced in Seoul, South that the study “touches upon such as the Miss World and Miss people facing the the threat of losing their homes, five years ahead of the London Olympics. games and the lack of afford-
Korea, in preparation for the a very important subject,” and Universe contests. More than 2 million people in the last 20 years have been displaced because of the able housing forced low-income
Summer Olympic Games,” said that the IOC planned to attend Five years ahead of the London Olympics, according to the Geneva-based Center on Housing Rights and Evictions. earners out of the city.
Jean du Plessis, COHRE’s execu- a COHRE workshop addressing 2012 Olympics, more than 1,000 ● The 1996 Atlanta Games,
tive director. “It is shocking and the issue June 14-15. people face the threat of dis- had vowed to respect housing tions has displaced hundreds of saw 30,000 residents displaced
entirely unacceptable that 1.25 “We want to dialogue fully placement from their homes, rights, but preparations already poor and elderly. due to gentrification. About
million people have already with them and the UN to while housing prices are esca- have led to the loss of 700 low- Past games were often worse: 2,000 public housing units
been displaced in Beijing, in understand the figures more lating, the study said. income housing units and the ● For the 1988 Olympics in were demolished. Legislation
preparation for the 2008 Games, fully,” Davies said. “We’d like The report said organizers conversion of inexpensive hous- Seoul, 720,000 people were was introduced to criminalize
in flagrant violation of their to get a better understanding of of the 2010 Vancouver Games ing into tourist accommoda- forcibly evicted from their homelessness, the report said.
You Want it? We Got it!
and afternoon sessions.
SPORTS The final session on June 18
BRIEFS will cover lefty slapping tech-
niques for all ages, with the focus
on bunting and slapping from
BGSU athletics hitting the left side. In the afternoon, Available for Rent 2007-2008
the BG power hitting technique
will be the focal point for grades HOUSES AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY
The BGSU athletic depart- six through twelve. 831 SCOTT HAMILTON, Unit #A - 2 Bedrooms 629 ELM STREET - 3 Bedrooms
ment will be making various The BGSU baseball camp will $790 per month plus utilities; $790 deposit $850 per month plus utilities; $850 deposit
stops around northern Ohio began June 18 with session I Washer and dryer Tenants have use of garage
in June as part of the 2007 BG (pitching, catching, infield, and Limit 4 people; Limit 4 cars Washer, dryer and air conditioning
Barnstorming Tour. outfield) for ages six through Lease to 5/3/08 Limit 3 people; Limit 3 cars
The tour is a series of regional 13, which will be running along
Lease to 5/3/08
celebrations featuring BGSU with a pitching/catching camp
coaches, student athletes for ages 14-18. The first session 830-8301/2 SCOTT HAMILTON - 3 Bedrooms
and staff members. Locations
JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS will run June 18-20. Session II, $905 per month; $905 deposit · 2 baths, air conditioning · Limit 4 people; Limit 4 cars
included on the tour include BACK TO THE BASICS: BGSU soft- which will cover the various Lease to 5/3/08
techniques of hitting, is June 25-
HOUSES AVAILABLE AUGUST 16, 2007
the Sandusky/Firelands area, baller Sharon Palma takes a cut during
Defiance, Fremont, Lima, practice this past season. The BG softball 27, and is for all ages.
Cleveland, Toledo, Findlay and baseball teams will be holding summer
422 CLOUGH ST. - 2 Bedrooms 1745 LIMERICK COURT. - 2 Bedrooms
and Fostoria. clinics in the coming weeks at BGSU. Last of MAC baseball $470 per month plus utilities; $470 deposit $850 per month plus utilities; $850 deposit
The tour began last weekend
with Falcon Bash 2007, an all- Salsburg will both be conduct-
teams eliminated Limit 2 people; Limit 2 cars 2 baths, one car garage
Lease to 8/16/07 - 8/9/08 All appliances including washer and dryer
day golf outing featuring former ing youth clinics on the campus Kent State, the 2007 MAC base-
Limit 2 people; Limit 2 cars
BG football coach Urban Meyer
as keynote speaker. The stops
of BGSU in the coming weeks.
The softball camp will be held
ball tournament champion, was
eliminated by second-seeded
714 EIGHTH, #A - 2 Bedroom duplex Lease to 8/16/07 - 8/9/08
on the tour are an attempt to on three different days, with the Miami (Fl.) in the loser’s bracket $680 per month plus utilities; $680 deposit
raise awareness and funds for June 11 sessions concentrating of the NCAA Colombia Regional Limit 2 people; Limit 2 cars 614 FOURTH ST. - 3 Bedrooms
the BGSU athletic programs. on general and advanced hitting, at Taylor Stadium on the cam- Lease to 8/16/07 - 8/9/08 $840 per month plus utilities; $840 deposit
with grades one through eight in pus of Missouri University. The Washer and dryer
Baseball, softball to hold the morning and those of high Golden Flashes lost 8-7. 1401/2 MANVILLE - 2 Bedrooms Limit 3 people; Limit 3 cars
school age in the afternoon. With Kent State’s defeat to $540 per month plus utilities; $540 deposit Lease to 8/16/07 - 8/9/08
summer camps Defensive fundamentals will be Miami, the MAC loses its lone Limit 2 people; Limit 2 cars
Baseball coach Danny Schmitz the focus on June 13, again with representative in the NCAA Lease to 8/16/07 - 8/9/08
and softball coach Shannon ages split up between morning tournament.
451 THURSTIN AVE. - Across from Oﬀenhauer
Furnished with full bath. Assigned parking and laundry in building
School Year - One Person Rate- $395 / One Year - One Person Rate - $365
1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
707-727 THIRD STREET - One Bedroom. 839 SEVENTH STREET
Furn. or Unfurn., One bath. Unfurnished, One bath. Dishwasher.
School Year - One Person Rate- $395 School Year - One Person Rate- $460
One Year - One Person Rate - $350 One Year - One Person Rate - $395
725 NINTH STREET - Pets Allowed! 810 - 815 FOURTH STREET
Furnished or Unfurnished, One bath. Furn. or Unfurn., One bdrm. One Bath.
School Year - One Person Rate- $455 School Year - One Person Rate- $435
One Year - One Person Rate - $390 One Year - One Person Rate - $370
449-455 S. ENTERPRISE
Furn. or Unfurn., One bdrm. One Bath.
School Year - One Person Rate- $385 / One Year - One Person Rate - $350
2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
724 S. COLLEGE DRIVE 701 FOURTH STREET
Unfurnished, 1 1/2 baths, Dishwasher. Furn. or Unfurn., Two bdrm.
School Year - Two Person Rate- $630 One bath w/ Vanity in each bdrm.
One Year - Two Person Rate - $530 School Year - Two Person Rate- $620
One Year - Two Person Rate - $520
402 HIGH STREET 840-850 SIXTH STREET
Furn. or Unfurn., One bath.
Furn. or Unfurn., Two Full baths.
School Year - Two Person Rate- $590
WINTHROP & SUMMIT One Year - Two Person Rate - $490
School Year - Two Person Rate- $650
One Year - Two Person Rate - $540
T E R R A C E A P T S 505 CLOUGH - Behind Kinko’s.
PETS ALLOWED AT
Two Furn. or Unfurn., One bath & Vanity.
Relax...We Got You Covered School Year - Two Person Rate- $630
One Year - Two Person Rate - $530
PETS ALLOWED with a $250
nonrefundable pet deposit in the
810 FIFTH; 649 , 707 SIXTH; following buildings:
818 SEVENTH 403 High Street
Furn. or Unfurn., One Bath & Hall Vanity.
640 Eighth Street
School Year - Two Person Rate- $565
One Year - Two Person Rate - $475 725 Ninth Street
825 Third Street
521 E. MERRY - Near Oﬀenhauer 841 Eighth Street
Furn. or Unfurn. Two Bdrm. One Bath 733, 755, 777 Manville
School Year - Two Person Rate- $655 Furnished or Unfurnished for Same Price
One Year - Two Person Rate - $565 Water, Sewer, Trash are FREE
JOHN 319 E. Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH
> Two Swimming Pools
> High Speed Internet Included
> Air Conditioning
> Private Shuttle Included
> Heat & Water Included
> 24 Hr Maintenance
OFFICE: 400 E. Napolean Rd
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
NEWLOVEReal Estate, Inc.
(Located Across From Taco Bell)
Rental Office: 419-354-2260
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 8:30–5:30 Sat. 8:30–5:00
> Plenty of Parking > 3 Laundromats Sat 10am-2pm
> 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Sun 12 noon -3pm
“We’ve got a place for everyone!”
THE PULSE Wednesday, June 6, 2007 6
MTV dating show “nexts” individuality
All right, let’s get one thing please wear shoes that suit
straight, I am 110 percent you so you don’t fall on your
addicted to reality television. butt when getting off the bus.
But there is one show that I Most importantly, stop refer-
just can’t stomach. Something LAUREN BUTTS ring to the guy’s package as
about speed dating on national HUMOR COLUMNIST small when you get an instant
television wearing only a bra “next.” You didn’t see it and we
and a mini skirt makes my all know you are just bitter!
veins explode. As a disclaimer, to me. It is the perfect gentle- The only entertaining part
my aggression is not just aimed man switch they flip on when about this show is the ridiculous
at the ladies of the show. The exiting the Next bus. A kiss on dates that MTV comes up with.
males of this show are equally the hand complimented by a Who doesn’t want to see these
annoying. toothy smile still leaves many idiots dress up in a banana
Of course you know I am guys instantly “nexted.” Those peel costume and sing opera
talking about MTV’s “real- charming males march back to their date? That is hilarious!
ity” dating show “Next.” MTV’s on to the bus and into hyper Okay, I made that date up but
“Next” is just one of the many masculinity mode again. I am thinking about selling the
shows that we all watch and Can I rewind for one second to idea to MTV. I am positive they
have no idea why. the word “nexted.” Apparently would go for it.
The boys of “Next” drive me “nexted” is a word nowadays. MTV should cut out all the
up a wall. These over-bronzed Just because MTV comes out annoying pre-dating garbage
alpha males are all the same. with a show that is impossible and just make people do stupid
Each one is competing for a fine to put into past tense does not things on television for money.
female with a bangin’ body and make it okay to make one up Oh, wait they already came up
some dope moves. Quick ques- and use it fluently. with that show. Remember?
tion: is it a requirement for the I can hear it now. Two people It was called “I Bet You Will.”
guys to wear a tight shirt that sitting at the DMV and one says Licking clam chowder out of a
says something like, “It ain’t to the other, “The person in hairy man’s armpit is far more
easy bein’ easy”? More impor- front of me just got nexted. I entertaining than annoying
tantly, are girls really attracted think it is almost my turn.” people trying to find other
to that? These dudebros - guys Oh, and ladies, you are annoying people to make
that say “dude” and “bro” a lot not off the hook. Didn’t your out with. Take away the prize
- have no idea what real life is. mothers ever tell you that money and you have MTV’s
All they care about is getting no one is going to want the “Jackass.” Then add some wild
into a girl’s pants. I mean that whole ice-cream truck if you animals and you have MTV’s
literally. They hope she wears are handing out the popsicles “Wild Boyz.” See a pattern?
the same size so the two can for free? Cover up your goods So my rant seems like an asi-
share pairs. and stop making out with the nine attack on a harmless show,
Anyway, that’s not even the other girls. Aren’t you on the
part about the guys that gets show to meet a man? Oh, and See NEXT | Page 7
MARTEL WHITE | THE BG NEWS HE SAID | SHE SAID
Shopping for political values What do you do if your
By Melinda Jacobs
lar lesson: the dangers of wearing
their political beliefs on their logo.
how their personal purchases
will refect their values.
friends don’t get along with
You are what brand you buy.
Just as the average person
Or, in some cases, trying to hide
their unethical actions behind it
as well. However, not only is the
“If you buy products of a com-
pany you disagree with, you’re
still supporting them,” said Craig
your significant other?
has to be aware of the dangers fear of association between poli- Minowa, an environmental sci- ONLINE: Check out Matt and Emily’s advice on dating | BGNEWS.COM
of “wearing their heart on their tics and brand names applicable entist for the Organic Consumers
sleeve,” many corporations are to large corporations, but con- Send your questions on dating advice to Emily (email@example.com)
also being forced to learn a simi- sumers also are beginning to fear See CONSUMER | Page 7 or Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WWW.BGNEWS.COM Wednesday, June 6, 2007 7
MOVIE CONSUMER Association’s has also organized
boycotts against Starbucks and The Daily Crossword Fix
REVIEW From Page 6 their claims to support fair trade
coffee. Fair trade looks to help fix brought to you by
Association (www.organicco- the unbalanced market, where
nsumers.org). The goal of the coffee retailers benefit from low- 1 $-due mail
2 Bruins’ great
Organic Consumer Association ered cost of coffee beans, and 3 Superlatively majestic
is to assist consumers in their coffee farmers suffer. 4 Fluttery flyer
product choices, mostly on “You get a feeling like they are 5 Beginning
organic food, by offering them really helping farmers when you 6 Lack
information as to the actions of see their advertising,” Minowa 7 Abominable snowman
the corporations they buy from said. “But really less than 5 per- 9 Become informed about
through a weekly newsletter and cent of Starbucks is fair trade.” 10 Broadcasted again
their Web site. Minowa said the group sug- 11 Deuterium discoverer
“We focus on protecting con- gests that concerned consum- 12 Fine spray
13 Baja buck 48 Overacted
sumer rights,” Minowa said. ers can either boycott Starbucks 21 Caste mark 49 Drink slowly
One of Organic Consumers altogether, or be sure to ask for 22 Muse of lyric poetry 51 Risk a ticket
■ Sony Pictures Animation Association’s many projects cur- fair trade coffee only when they 23 First name in 53 Clark of “The Misfits”
■ Grade | B mysteries 55 Annual melt
rently is supporting the boycott shop at their stores. 24 More deluxe 56 Conceal
SURF’S UP of some organic milk farms, “In the U.S., money really is 28 Smidge 57 Heinous
such as Horizon, explained power,” said Minowa. 30 Mary Kate or Ashley 58 Singe
WHAT JOE THINKS: Surf’s Up is a Minowa. Horizon is the top Although these are only a few 31 Tight-mouthed 59 Knight of the road
fake documentary that shows the life of a organic milk producer and one examples, other issues such as a 32 Hi! 60 Eye drop
penguin named Cody Maverick (voiced by 33 Baltimore player 64 Letters for pipes
of seven organic milk compa- company’s support or neutrality 34 Panted 65 Had a session
Shia LeBeouf) as he leaves his hometown of
Shiverpool to become a professional surfer. nies that Organic Consumers in issues such as gay rights, abor- 36 Daffodil
Association claims are abusing tion, political beliefs and religion, 40 Wait around
The regional dialect full of “dude” and “bro” keeps 41 One of the Gabors
the surfer stereotype going. That can be beyond their organic labels, due to their have played a part in many con-
42 Slip up
annoying, but it was used sparingly and eventually I milk coming from cramped fac- sumer decisions against com-
tory farm feedlots, instead of panies such as Microsoft, Dr. 1 Vogue rival, briefly 44 Boffo review
stopped noticing it as much. 6 Use indigo 45 Ship’s lowest deck
Chicken Joe is the only non-penguin surfer, and animal friendly free range farms Pepper, Pepsi and JetBlue. 9 Cranky character 46 Museum display
as expected, Jon Heder (who will forever be known that allow animals to freely graze “You’re basically voting if you 14 “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” 47 Lifting devices
as Napoleon Dynamite) brings a genuine stupidity and roam. agree or disagree with a com- playwright 50 Function
to the role. Although he’s not fighting for pany through your dollars,” 15 Conger 51 Man with a title
Jeff Bridges, who is the character Geek, at times 16 Unworldly 52 USSR jet
animals specifically, Ray Rogers Minowa said. 17 Euphemistic oath 54 Mack or Williams
seems to be forcing this dialect a little bit, but organization,“Killer Coke” (www. What used to be a matter of 18 Gobbled up 55 End of quip
overall, he fits the role quite well. 19 Lock of hair 61 Buzzy places
killercoke.org) is fighting against deciding which product you
Then you get the glory-hogging manager 20 Start of a quip 62 Torrid
percieved inhumane treatment enjoy more, has become a matter
(James Woods) becoming a very entertaining 23 Copy 63 Horn sounds
character. Zooey Deschanel, who is the voice of also, only of Coca-Cola workers. of political decisions, both for the 25 Little tyke 66 French farewell
Cody’s love interest, brings a soft-spoken affection He and his group aim to inform companies and the consumer. 26 Dog’s first name 67 Pres. Lincoln
to the role, and anyone named after a J.D. Salinger people of Coca-Cola’s crimes in A day may come when not only 27 Medal metal 68 Insect stage
Columbia, including charges of nutrition facts will be necessary 29 Biblical doubter 69 Fuses metal
character is OK in my book. 32 Table tyrant 70 Angler’s requirement
Cody’s never-give-up attitude eventually gets him systematic kidnapping, murder to read before a purchase but 35 Thai or Malaysian 71 Upright
to an island where he will compete against Tank and torture at some Colombian also company policy as well. 37 Stringed instrument
Evans (Deidrich Bader) in the 10th Annual Big Z bottling plants. Suddenly, the decision 38 Historical period
Surfing Championship. He arrives and immediately “[The group] is to force the between Pepsi and Coke got a 39 Part 2 of quip
challenges Tank to a competition. Cody nearly dies 43 “For __ a jolly good...”
Coca-Cola company to clean up whole lot more complicated.
and is nursed back to health by Geek, who later its act,” Rogers said. “The world
teaches him the real qualities of surfing. of Coca-Cola is a world full of lies,
Watching the movie, I knew exactly how
it would end. The middle dragged, and the
deception, immortality, corrup- The BG News VOTED BEST PIZZA 14 STRAIGHT YEARS BG
audience seemed to get quite restless, which I tion and environmental abuses.” Classified Ads See our coupon menu est he
b at t a !
hear is not too uncommon for the age group in One of the main targets in 419-372-6977 in the telephone directory or p ri
attendance. The predictable resolution got the Rogers’ campaign is getting col- The BG News will not knowingly accept ask about our SPECIALS!
advertisements that discriminate, or
attention of the audience back, but it was actu- lege campuses to “kick” Coke encourage discrimination against any $5.75 www.pisanellos.com
ally very short and uneventful.
The tired idea in this movie ends up being a
from their campuses by signing
contracts with other sodas.
individual or group on the basis of race,
sex, color, creed, religion, national origin,
sexual orientation, disability, status as a
Open Weekdays 4P.M. • Lunch Fri. • Sat. • Sun. Accepting a i r
uniquely well-written story about a young penguin “The goal of the organization veteran, or on the basis of any other legally
coping with disappointment, dealing with exis- is for people, when they see Coke
tential issues and eventually finding his own way. products, to think of a company
The characters he meets along this road are very that has afflicted great hardship
entertaining and provide genuine comedy even for on the world,” Rogers said. “And PART-TIME COUNTER PERSON **07-08 S.Y. 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 bdrm. For Rent. Efficiency Apts.
the grown-up audience.
through the crimes and miscon- Must be available Saturdays units avail.! See CartyRentals.com Available Immediately
duct [consumers] should find all Apply at Long’s Cleaners. free web/call 419-353-0325.. Utilities Paid. 419-352-8602
— Joe Moreheart 1 or 2 male subleasers needed. 1204 W. Wooster. 419-354-4494. ALSO ROOMS $225 MO.
of Coke’s product undrinkable. Large house, 4 bdrm., $200 ea./mo.
Furnished room for rent , nice quiet
We’re the biggest headache this Aug. move in. 614-542-7623. !BARTENDING! up to $300/day No 1 bedroom apt., near campus. area. Freedom of the house. $250
company’s got,” he added with exp. necessary. Training provided. $425/mo. utilities included. mo., $100 deposit. 419-354-6117.
a laugh. Call 800-965-6520 ext. 174. 419-352-5882
NEXT Although not everyone boy-
cotts as part of an organization,
1, 2 & 3 bedrm. apts.
Beside water tower, on Manville.
832 Third St. 5 blks. from campus. 3
bdrm., 1 bath, privacy fenced in
From Page 6 consumers like Hunter Brown
HELP WANTED DURING
back yard. $875 mo., plus utilities.
have their personal reasons as to Employees needed to perform light ‘94 Buick LeSabre. Good condition. 3 bdrm house. $750 plus utils. Avail
right? Wrong. MTV’s “Next” puts why they will not buy from vari- production work. Company offers 3 bdrm. unfurn. house in quiet
Average miles. Must see to appreci- 8/16. Sm. pet allowed. 404 S. Col-
flexible hours between 7:30am and neighborhood. Washer/dryer hookup
a spin on life that I think is very ous companies. ate. 419-354-4657. lege. 419.352.4850 & 419.352.6948
Available Aug. 419-352-5239.
7:30pm most days. Must work at
dangerous. This show implies “There’s many reasons why I least 15 hours per week/can be full MARTEN RENTALS
that people are disposable. As a don’t shop at Wal-Mart actually,” Rental is 1100 sq. ft., 3 bdrms., 1
time/many BGSU students work 601 Third St., 1 bedroom furn.
bath, living, dining & kitchen. Re-
cynic, I would have to agree that Brown said. “Primarily because here/easy walk from campus. Pay is $385-$395, grad students
modeled with cable, phone & ceiling
at times I believe people deserve my family is union workers and $6.85 per hour. Pick-up application 704 5th St., 2 bedroom furn.
fans in each bdrm. Gas & water incl.
to be ignored, but that is not how Wal-Mart is anti-union.” Brown at Advanced Specialty Products, Basement Apt. Near Campus $510-$530, A/C
$325/person for 3 people & $375/
Inc., 428 Clough St., Bowling Green $325/mo. utilities included. 210 S. Grove, 1 bedroom unfurn.
real life works. Everyday we are added that women’s rights and OH 43402. 419-352-5882 $385-$400. Quiet.
person for 2 people. 419-352-2239.
faced with encounters that we unethical practices were other 419-352-3445 - 419-308-1287
Attention $tudents ‘07 - ‘08 School Year Subleaser needed for E. Merry apt.
wish we could avoid. We politely issues as to why he refused to 1,2 & 3 bedroom apts. available. Close to campus. Aug. 07-May 08.
converse and then go on with our buy from the store. Summer Work Available Buckeye Studios
Internships & Scholarships award For more info call 419-354-9740. CHEAP!! 2 bdrm., 2 bath. 419-346-
Student housing available now.
days. I like it this way. I think most “Wal-Mart is like a kingpin,” ed up to $5,000. Valuable work ex- Monthly/semester & yr. long leases.
$150 gas card for each resident
people do. said Brown. “And it’s not the drug perience. Excellent income. En- signed lease!! Very nice 4 bdrm. Fully furnished, includes all utilities
Moreover, in no way does this seller on the corner you go after, joyable work atmosphere. Flexi- house, 1 block from campus. & 25” TV. Free wireless internet
show reflect the realities of dat- it’s the dealer.” ble schedules. Increase people Aug. lease. 419-353-7374. Call 419-352-1520.
ing. For people who watch this Along with Wal-Mart, skills. Increase your resume value www.buckeyeinnandstudios.com
Team atmosphere. Flexible start 1 bdrm near city park. $515 per mo.
show literally; you are receiving Starbucks also often finds itself dates. $400-$1,500/week. Inter- incl heat & water. cathedral ceilings, Duplex, Large 1 bedroom
a false representation of gen- in the consumer spotlight. viewing now. Call 1-866-211-7607. very nice, no pets! $300 dep. + 1st Quiet, clean, $400/mo. util. included
der, dating and everything in The Organic Consumers Start work soon. & last month’s rent. 419-494-1722. 419-352-5882
between. A real-life bad date has
no cash rewards. The minutes
wasted on a real-life disaster date HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 709 5th Street
are not compensated with a cash
prize. In the real world — and BOWLING GREEN APARTMENTS
don’t get me started on that show SUPER SAVINGS FROM:
11/2 Blocks From Campus
— a bad date does not end in 30 + Participating Businesses
15 seconds either. Some of the Check Our Website
Look for sales
Studios:Move in before
worst first dates can turn into inside the stores too! August and get
years friendship or even deeper
commitments. 2 Months Free!*
Human beings shouldn’t be MAIN STREET
BOWLING GREEN 1 Bedroom:
treated like Thursday’s trash.
The people who sign up for this
1st Month Free!*
show are not real people. They $525/month Full Year Lease
are overzealous attention whores EMAIL:
downtown@ For Rental Information: C/A, Pets Welcome
that just want a taste of the spot- wcnet.org
Contact Jack at On Site Laundry
light. Watching this show only 1-800-829-8638 Private Entrance/Patio
gives these crazies their moment or Steve at Short Term Leases Avail
So here is my solution. The next
Si k (419) 352-1150 419-352-7691 E.H.O.
time you are channel surfing and
N 2 07 JU ness hours
this show comes on — hit that ring posted busi
show with a “big fat next.” rain or shine du
Sign Up This Summer to Save $100
1-2-3 Bedroom Apartments
on Your 1st Month’s Rent
From Only $490!
On selected floor plans
• Ground floor ranch Located at the Woodland Mall - N. Main St. 419-354-0558 Houses for Rent: Mid Am Manor
• Private entrance
119 Troup 641 Third St.
• Patio Schedule Good for 6/06/07 - 6/14/07 225 Lehman 702 Third St.
• Spacious kitchen
• Pets welcome!
247 Summit 839 Fourth St.
Ocean’s Thirteen (PG-13): 12:45 PM, 4:00 PM,
Tonights Movies 7:05 PM, 10:05 PM
Surf’s Up (PG): 12:05 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:55 PM, 7021/2 Sixth
Students Pay 7:20 PM, 9:55 PM
Knocked Up (R): 1:10 PM, 4:10 PM, 7:10 PM,
VARSITY SQUARE 10:10 PM
S. Main St.
N Pirates of the Caribbean (PG-13): 12:00 PM,
3:45 PM, 8:00 PM
GYPSY LANE Shrek The Third (PG): 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM,
710 Scott Hamilton
PETCO Wednesday and Thursday 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM
730 Scott Hamilton
w/ Student ID
Times in ( ) Show Sat., Sun. only
Knocked Up (R): 1:10 PM, 4:10 PM, 7:10 PM, 10:10 PM
Times in [ ] Show Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. only
Shrek The Third (PG): 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM,
VARSITY SQUARE Pirates of the Caribbean (PG-13): 12:00 AM, 3:45 PM,
8:00 PM, 8:30 PM
*Must be 17 to purchase tickets or be accompanied by
parent or legal guardian Call to make an appointment today!
Sign-up for ShowTime email at www.cinemark.com
a p a r t m e nt s 2nd Shrek The Third (PG): 1:25 PM, 3:55 PM, 7:25 PM,
4 DAY ADVANCE TICKET SALES • NO PASSES • NO SUPERSAVERS
Showtimes available at cinemark.com
Mid Am Management
2nd Pirates of the Caribbean (PG-13): 12:30 PM, 4:15 PM
8:30 PM MATINEES: (before 6pm)$2.00 5- SCREEN, FIRST RUN 641 Third #4 BG
419-353-7715 Times in ( ) Show Thurs. only
EVENINGS: Adults $4.00
TUES: All Day $2.00
FRI + SAT: $4.00
STEREO SURROUND SOUND
IN ALL AUDITORIUMS 352-4380
id @ i
8 Wednesday, June 6, 2007 PHOTOS WWW.BGNEWS.COM
One wheel, no limits
And you thought rubbing your
head and patting your stomach
at the same time was hard
The Wood One Wheelers 4-H Unicycle Club of
Northwest Ohio brought their unique brand of bas-
ketball, hockey and other activities to the Eppler
South gym and Perry Field House last weekend.
Several forms of races, from 100 meter to juggling
to “walk the wheel,” were held among several ages
and skill levels.
The event allowed unicycle riders of all ages a
chance to enjoy their sport, enjoy a day of social-
izing with fellow unicycle lovers, and show off their
talents. And they deserve it, because let’s face it
- dribbling a basketball while peddling on a unicycle
just can’t be easy.
The weekend also featured a potluck dinner and
The club recently was awarded Best Specialty Unit in the
Kentucky Derby Parade.
Still, gloves and kneepads were required. Because, let’s face it,
going for a slam dunk while riding around on a single wheel isn’t
Neither is going backwards — but riders had to wear helmets for
ALL PHOTOS BY JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
OFF TO THE RACES: (Above) Two young riders battle for first place Sunday in the Wood One Wheelers regional unicycle competion while two older unicycle competion participants wait their turn to compete in unicycle basketball (below) . The campus was used as the location for
the competition, held by the Wood One Wheelers, which featured events like basketball, hockey obstacle course and racing. All events were completed while riding unicycles.
HOW IT STARTED: Unicycling believed to have adapted from the Penny Farthing —
the worlds first bicycle. Because it had such a large front wheel when the rider hit a bump
it caused the back wheel to come off the ground - thus balancing on one wheel.
TYPES: Mountain Unicycling - uses a larger tire to cycle down mountains; Freestyle
Unicycle — riders perform tricks like skateboarders or BMX riders; Unicycle Hockey — like
street hockey but on a unicycle with hockey sticks and a tennis ball
RECORD SETTING: The world’s tallest unicycle is 114.8 feet tall. Sem Abrahams rode
it using a saftey wire suspended from an overhead crane, for a distance of 28 feet.
TRUE MULTI-TASKING: Jason Wieske (above) dribbles down court during a unicycle
basktball game while others (left) participate in a unicycle race.