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January 26, 2007
Volume 101, Issue 87
Internal issues snag USG focus
to be shown
Student government group reflects on shortcomings, accomplishments of last semester
Sophomore directors By Kelly Day issues on campus. more time than desired. we intended,” Kulbis said.
are to present their Senior Reporter “It’s important that “It’s not going to hinder our “We’ve had some minor inter- The low attendance was one of
movie tomorrow in the ability to meet students’ needs nal issues, and I think that’s Little’s biggest disappointments
every student at
At the tail end of fall semes- first,” she said. hampered out ability to focus of the semester.
Union | Page 3 ter, two of the Undergraduate Senior and former USG sena- more toward campus,” he said. “If there were one thing I could
Gambling Student Government’s leaders, BGSU know what’s tor Niki Messmore said the focus But the direction USG has do over I would have tried to
President Bernard Little and on internal issues last semester taken is not the only thing they PR the State of the Student Body
addictions Speaker Jeremy Lehman, had going on.” has already kept USG from get- regret. Little was disappointed Address more,” he said. “It’s
afflict students been accused of failing to follow Bernard Little| USG President ting important work done. in the turnout at the State of the important that every student at
the guidelines of the constitu- “I think USG has performed Student Body Address in October, BGSU know what’s going on.”
The allure of large tion, with several meetings sur- student leaders from resolving below average this year,” she a speech meant to inform stu- But some students don’t seem
cash prizes and rounding the issue. Now, as the campus issues. said. “[They] unfortunately have dents about issues that will affect to be as informed as they could
prestige gets many USG constitution is reevaluated, But USG Vice President Kristin been focusing a lot on internal them this school year. With be about what USG does and
some students are concerned Kulbis is not concerned that work issues.” chairs set up for 500 students, their efforts.
students into trouble USG’s focus on internal issues on the constitution will prevent Lehman, USG speaker, agrees less than 100 chairs were filled.
| Page 3 will continue to prevent the them from solving important the inward focus has taken up “The attendance wasn’t what See USG | Page 2
of Soul changed
Our editor goes Reverend Jesse Jackson, create safer
in-depth on the life
Jack of all trades
and impact of James
answers the call
Brown | Page 8
By Tim Sampson By Ella Fowler
Nightclub in Reporter Reporter
Toledo to hand
out boob job He’s been an activist, preacher, diplo- Last semester, two students
Gator’z hosts contest mat and presidential candidate. The were arrested for disorderly con-
in which candidates Rev. Jesse Jackson has held many duct because they were carrying
titles over the course of his lifetime what appeared to be weapons
compete for breast on campus.
and last night he brought more than
implants | Page 8 40 years of experience lobbying for
They were participating in
the game “humans versus zom-
civil rights to the University. bies,” in which students carried
Jackson’s long and distinguished Nerf guns around to protect
Women’s career began as a student protester themselves from the “infectious
basketball to in the early days of the civil rights zombies.”
The game has now been
face Eastern movement. In his speech, Jackson allowed to be played once again
Michigan said he became an early admirer of on campus, but with a set of
Martin Luther King, Jr. for chal- ground rules instated by the
The Falcons face lenging the segregation laws he had players and University Police. It
the Eagles Sunday
grown up under. started at 8 a.m. on Jan. 22 and
in the toughest Mid- will run until midnight on Jan.
“I became fascinated by Rosa 29.
American Conference Parks and Dr. King and what they “Not much has changed over-
game so far | Page 6 were doing,” Jackson said. “I said, I’d all, but things were just refined.
love to meet that man.” We discussed boundaries, and
residence halls became off lim-
See JACKSON | Page 5 its,” said Atonn Smeltzer, junior
and a co-founder of the BG
Undead organization, which
Jackson moves crowd was created by the students who
play the game.
University police helped the
through spritual hymn organization founders set the
Plastic grocery “We let them create the rules.
bags and the By Alison Kemp Then the Chief and I went
Features Editor through them and talked to
environment them about it,” said Sgt. Tim
What most see as a Many phrases echoed through the James of the University Police
simple convinience Department.
Lenhart Grand Ballroom last night Some of the rules set by stu-
may do irreparable as part of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s dents and the University Police
harm | Page 4 message to the University commu- Department include: Comply
nity in celebration of Martin Luther with the police at all times dur-
USG needs to King Jr. ing the game, the game can be
make serious “Everybody matters. Keep hope played at any spot outdoors on
campus, it cannot be played 10
changes alive.” minutes before, during or 10
After a semester of And then the audience would minutes after class and it cannot
internal debacles repeat. be played in residence halls.
His key points called for audience The main concern with set-
many students are ting ground rules was the safety
wondering if their participation. of students, visitors and faculty.
interests are being Jackson sang along to the words “The chief and I am comfort-
served | Page 4 of a gospel spiritual sung by the able and confident in the fact
University’s gospel choir before he that if everyone plays by the rules
began his speech, and then, after than everybody will be safe,”
What would you like James said. “This still allows
to see USG do this wishing King a happy birthday, called those folks who want to play the
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
semester? the choir over to the stage to teach game to play. Let’s face it, college
the audience the words. is supposed to be fun.”
But if any player wants to play,
See HYMN | Page 5 they must comply with the rules
JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
“You have to agree to the pol-
icy before we let you play,” said
Brian “Tag” Murphy, junior and
Senior, Marketing Former BGSU basketball player confesses to theft co-founder of the organization.
The game is played with two
teams of humans and zombies.
The night before the first day of
“I would like the leaders By Lisa Halverstadt
Lionel athlete that someone used the games, but he eventually con- play, three players will be noti-
to be more out there and City News Editor ID to buy a gaming system and fessed. fied and told they are zombies.
active. I don’t even know Sullivan two video games , Madden NFL Sullivan told the detective All players wear bandanas noti-
who they are.” | Page 4 A former Falcons basketball Former Falcons ‘07 and NBA 2K7, leaving him he and the football player were fying their status in the game
player was arrested Monday basketball player, with only $47.32 on his $600 walking to class before winter — zombies around the neck and
night on theft and forgery BGSU freshman account. He told the cashier he break when the other student’s humans in a place that is easily
charges. didn’t buy these items. BGSU ID fell out of his pock- removable. A human becomes
Lionel Sullivan, a 6-foot-6 After they suspected Sullivan et. Sullivan said he picked up infected when a zombie removes
redshirt freshman from Detroit, According to University police might have been involved in the the card and shopped at the their bandanna. Humans area
TODAY played forward for the BGSU reports, a Falcons football player theft, police visited Sullivan’s University Bookstore that day, allowed to shoot the zombies
Partly Cloudy men’s basketball team until reported someone had stolen dorm on Jan. 13. An officer police reports say. with Nerf guns, stunning them
High: 33, Low: 30 being dismissed from the team his ID before winter break. After noticed all three of these items On Monday, Sullivan refused for 10 minutes. At the end of the
in late December. getting a new ID, he tried to buy in his room. to bring the items to the cam- game, if any humans are left,
Now he’s being charged with textbooks on Jan. 9 and got an On Jan. 18, a detective talked pus police station and told the that side wins the game. But if all
using another student’s BGSU unpleasant surprise — he didn’t to Sullivan on the phone about officer to come to his dorm to humans have been eliminated,
ID to buy an X-Box 360 and two have enough money in his the case. get the games. the zombies win.
TOMORROW video games at the University account to pay for the books. Initially, Sullivan denied buy-
Flurries Bookstore. A bookstore manager told the ing the gaming system or the See B-BALL | Page 2 See ZOMBIES | Page 2
High: 34, Low: 20
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BLOTTER 12:36 P.M. USG 1 issues, like their open forums
intended to inform students on
WEDNESDAY Carol Dallas Bowles, 54, of From Page the issues of rollover dollars and
Melvindale, Mich., arrested for no the November election.
8:25 A.M. license and falsification at Interstate “Honestly, I don’t know of Little is most proud of his
Vehicles reported damaged in Lot 6. 75 and Wooster Street after he was anything USG has ever accom- work resolving the issue of the
reported putting tires in his van. plished, that’s not a slam, but BG1 Card and bursarables.
8:55 A.M. He was taken to jail and held on
Craig R. Daniels Jr., 34, of Bowling I don’t remember them ever When the University was told
$11,000 bond. doing anything,” said Ziggy they were illegally extending
Green, arrested on a warrant for
his arrest on menacing by stalking 3:20 P.M. Williamson, senior. the credit of the state, BGSU
and telephone harassment charges Caller reported receiving an anony- Others question what level of President Sidney Ribeau was
at his South Main Street apart- mous e-mail indicating bikes were influence the student govern- determined to be in compli-
ment. Police went to Daniels’ home stolen from MacDonald North. ment has. ance with the law as soon as
and told him about the charges. “It doesn’t seem like they possible.
4:01 P.M. have a huge role in Bowling But Little knew this would be
He demanded to see a copy of
the charges and was told he’d be Intoxicated man and woman Green because no one really a difficult transition for students
given a copy of the paperwork. reported to have left Lot 2 after the knows about them, or even and student organizations, and
Daniels then tried to slam his door woman peed in the parking lot. who’s in the student govern- fought to delay the transition.
on the police. When an officer 8:34 P.M. ment,” freshman Mike Hahn “We wanted to make sure
prevented him from doing so, he Martha Mendieta, 43, of Bowling said. students were aware and make
ran into the back of the apartment. Green, arrested for criminal tres- To Messmore, accomplish- sure that students were involved
Police tackled him in his living room passing, disorderly conduct and ing goals is the best way to cre- in the process,” he said.
and he continued to resist arrest. resisting arrest at an East Napoleon ate student awareness about Little and his team asked
Eventually, he was handcuffed and apartment complex after she was the government body that rep- Ribeau to wait until May this
taken to the Wood County Justice reported to be intoxicated and resents them. year to start the new program,
Center. banging on a door. Mendieta was “They always worry about which will be a debit system.
taken to jail on $12,500 bond. getting their name out there. “He listened and he was great
Juvenile at Bowling Green High If they simply focus on mak- with this whole thing,” Little
ing changes that directly affect said.
School on West Poe Road reported THURSDAY students then that PR will be Little hopes USG will have
to have marijuana. 1:30 A.M. JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
accomplished for them,” she similar successes this semester.
Mark A. McCray, 22, of Bowling
Vehicles reported damaged in Lot 8. Green, arrested for assault in a
North Main Street parking lot. He
Some of its top priorities include
the Pride in BGSU campaign, Monkey hanging in cold BG
about a few struggles, Little rewriting the USG constitu- COOL SWINGING : Shannon Onslow hangs out in a tree on campus in order to raise
NOON was lodged in the Wood County
Possible invasion of privacy reported Justice Center on $1,000 bond. said USG has still made some tion and starting a downtown money for OPAC, the Outdoor Program Adventure Club and squints as an ice-cold water
improvements toward certain shuttle route. balloon hits her hard. The group does programs like the climbing wall and trips.
priate to comment on legal mat-
From Page 1
ters until a situation is resolved
through the appropriate chan-
nels both on-campus and off,”
and arrested Sullivan for forg- In the five games he played in
ery and theft. He was taken to the this season, Sullivan scored an
Wood County Justice Center. A average of 1.2 points and aver-
preliminary hearing for the case aged six minutes on the court
will be held on Feb. 2. per game. His last game was Dec.
In an e-mail to The BG News 9 against Central Arkansas.
Bowling Green State University yesterday, Assistant Athletic
Director J.D. Campbell declined
Sports Editor John Turner
and Assistant Sports Editor
to comment on the arrest. Colin Wilson contributed to this
“We do not believe it is appro- report.
From Page 1
The organization, which is
called BG Undead, was approved
by the Office of Campus
Involvement last Friday and
stands for Bowling Green United
Nerf Defense for the Elimination
of the Animated Dead. They
hope to hold two human ver-
ter. One at the beginning of the
semester, and one after mid-
terms, Murphy said.
When inquiring about the
arrests last semester, Smeltzer
assures there are no hard feel-
ings between police and stu-
“It was a big oversight the first
time on our part; we didn’t noti-
fy the police first,” he said. “All
charges against students carry-
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Film reveals tickling threats, students’ hard work
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. By Kyle Reynolds and family. written expression, and comedy,” what makes the filmmaking pro- Underexposed, and says he
Tech Trend Series: Reporter The idea for the film came after Barker said. cess most worthwhile for Barker. enjoys working with them.
Mike Harrington watching a lot of MacGyver over Cruiser’s interest was originally “It’s a lot of fun, but the main “They are hard working, cre-
206 Union The winners of the 2006 Falcon the summer. in comic books. reason I do it is for audience ative guys and a lot of fun to work
Film Festival are showing their “It’s about the two most bad- “I always drew a lot, and want- response,” Barker said. “Once a with,” Davis said.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. new film “Doris and Balls: ass cops in the world and their ed to do comics, but it took too week someone will notice you Barker and Cruiser both bring
Friday Early Show: Behind Enemy Mimes,” and the struggle to save the United States long, so I did movies which takes from the Falcon Film Festival.” different things to the table
buzz around the film is anything from the French Tickler, an evil just as long,” Cruiser said. The film will air on the RSA according to Stefan Hall, film
The Prestige but silent. mime terrorist, while overcom- Barker and Cruiser both network in February. Barker instructor.
Union Theater Sophomores Jimmy Barker ing their own personal struggles,” wrote the script. Barker directed and Cruiser are also working “They have different person-
and Sean Cruiser are back with Barker said. the film and acted in it, while on a TV series for RSA called alities,” Hall said. “Jimmy is more
8 p.m. another film they’re screening The role of Balls is played by Cruiser shot, edited and did the Underexposed. of a show man and Sean is a
Nine Planets and in the Union Theater tomorrow Barker. His friend from home, special effects. “It’s about a filmmaker in col- little more on the strategy side
Counting afternoon at 2, 4 and 7 p.m. with Micah Kemplin, plays the role of “There are a few elaborate lege,” Barker said. “It’s based of camp. They compliment each
112 Physical Sciences Bldg. a panel discussion with the cast Doris. green screen shots that suspend on situations that actually hap- other well.”
and crew at 5:30 p.m. Barker knew he wanted to do reality,” Barker said. “There is a pened, but more ridiculous than Both of them wish to continue
The two met their senior year something in the performing arts high-speed chase where I jump real life. The characters are more making movies for a living.
Untimed event of high school in Fairborn, Ohio, but not necessarily film. from one car to another.” exaggerated.” “I want to do exactly what we
Billiards Tournament which is where they shot their “I always wanted to be an enter- The enjoyment of seeing the Jim Davis, film instructor, do now, but for credit,” Cruiser
Black Swamp Pub new film with the help of friends tainer; I’ve done stuff in music, audience’s reaction to the films is is the adviser for their series, said.
Gambling on an addiction Ohio city’s alcohol sales sinfully taxing
By Robert Taylor & Andrew said, with the revenue going yet; a law prohibiting cities to
By Pam Louwagie Gaug
toward the Kent Department of implement a sin tax would have
MCT U-Wire Public Safety, though what they to be amended for the tax to
would fund and how much of it become a reality, and the state
MINNEAPOLIS — The allure of KENT, Ohio — In an effort to would be implemented has not has not voiced any interest yet.
gambling calls out to Matthew raise money for the city of Kent, been set. “Our law director wrote our
Bowles-Roth wherever he goes. Ohio, local officials are looking While Ohio allows counties to state representative this week to
When he drives on the freeway, into the possibility of a sin tax on implement sin taxes, if Kent were see if they could remodify the
casino billboards entice him alcohol sales. to apply the extra tax it would be law to focus on cities,” Ruller said.
with riches. When he buys ciga- The tax would probably be 4 the first tax of its kind in a city. “Right now we are fishing to see
rettes at the convenience store, cents, City Manager Dave Ruller Barhoppers shouldn’t worry what we can get.”
lottery tickets shine under the
glass counter. When he flips
through TV channels, guys
his age appear in high-stakes
poker tournaments, beaming
like movie stars. Each time,
Matthew pauses. He can’t take
that path again. He forces him- RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII | MCT PHOTO
self to remember what it was like ALL IN: Matthew Bowles-Roth, a recovering gambler, holds up the ace of spades from
when he did: Lying. Stealing. Mystic Lake Casino where he played blackjack extensively in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Dropping out of college. January 8, 2007.
“There’s tons of things that I
just wish I had never done,” he
says now, four years later. among zcollege-age men in poker than doing something
At 22, Matthew has experi- recent years, according to one ‘more dangerous’ like drinking
enced the grip of gambling in a study in Pennsylvania. And and doing drugs.”
way most people never will. In many of them learned the game Research is scant about col-
just three years, he went from in high school. lege-age gambling participa-
someone who had never gam- In many cases, “parents are tion over time. And studies
bled to compulsive gambler to actually strongly encouraging conflict on the question of
recovering addict. their kids to play poker,” said whether young people are more
He is part of an age group that Jeff Derevensky, co-director susceptible to become prob-
is drawing increasing concern of the International Centre for lem gamblers — some studies
from gambling-addiction coun- Youth Gambling Problems and say yes, others cast doubt on
selors, government regulators High-Risk Behaviors at McGill that premise. Still, researchers
and college administrators. University in Montreal, Quebec. are concerned that gambling
Card playing and Internet “They would prefer them to accessibility could lead to more
gambling have increased be in their basements playing problems.
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What would you like to see USG do this semester?
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STAFF EDITORIAL | CAMPUS POLITICS
Talk less, do more: Let’s
take a stand on campus
ith one semester behind us in the get excited about and what they would like to
academic year, it’s time to look back see changed.
and evaluate our Undergraduate It will be a lot of
Student Government. work, but members of YOU DECIDE
Voted in to represent the voice of the stu- USG must remember
dents, USG is supposed to be taking on the they are operating What would you
like to see USG do this
issues affecting campus. on the student’s pay-
semester? Send an e-mail to
What we at The BG News have seen, howev- roll and they have a firstname.lastname@example.org and
er, is a lack of tangible accomplishment. Many responsibility to all tell us what you think, or post
ideas and issues have been discussed in front of us. feedback on our Web site.
of USG and many promises have been made, There are ways to
but few have been carried out. accomplish this. The
The leaders at USG need to realize the full BG News would like to encourage USG to set
responsibility of their power. Students want to more tangible and specific goals. Goals that
see change on campus, and they voted Bernard can be shared with the student body and goals
Little and Kristin Kublis into office to bring that can be reached.
about that change. There are several chances for USG to do this. MCT
We don’t mean to put all the pressure on Upcoming issues such as the Coalition Against
USG, there’s an equal amount of blame to be Rising Tuition and the implementing of a
placed on the apathy of our student body. It’s downtown shuttle route, provide perfect chanc-
USG needs a serious makeover
hard to listen to the students if they never come es for USG to lay down step-by-step outlines of
to a single USG meeting. what they would like to see accomplished.
But that is part of the job of the USG sena- USG has let down the students this past
tors. With the position comes a prerequisite semester. The sitting leaders still have a chance
that you be excited about the issues, excited to make it up to us — there are three months
about change. It’s the job of USG to infect the left in the semester. Students need to see Combining USG and RSA would give students a voice they can actually use
student population with that same excitement. changes on this campus and USG should be
USG needs to reach out to students, even making them happen. an original idea. Just this past trying to provide a voice for the
if they don’t seem to want to listen. Senators So USG members please, talk less and do September a private univer- students.
need to be probing the campus to find out more with the time you have left. Let’s see a sity in Tennessee, Vanderbilt The main difference is that
what really matters to students, what they will USG with something to be really proud of. University, did exactly the RSA actually accomplishes
AMANDA HOOVER same thing. its goals, and has an impact
They combined their Student on student life, while the USG
Government Association hides behind its constitution
Plastic grocery bags: Keep out
(the equivalent of our USG) and its rules of order, and never
More than 20,000 students and Interhall (RSA) to form gets much done.
currently attend BGSU. With the Vanderbilt Student On its list of accomplish-
that many minds wandering Government. ments this year, the USG has
of reach of the environment around, filled with opinion
and ideas, it can be hard for
any University to know what
they can do to keep the student
An article in the campus
newspaper, The Vanderbilt
Hustler, the president of
Interhall, Devin Donovan
held several open forums on
issues relating to the campus.
Talking, but never acting.
The “legislation” passed
More progressive nations in resort solely to recycling is not body happy. explained the need for the by the USG on the issue of
Europe and the former conti- necessarily a way to decrease That’s where the change: “Vanderbilt Student lowering the minimum GPA
nent turned country Australia energy consumption. Undergraduate Student Government will take on all of requirement was a joke. At one
have all adopted legislation to By reusing plastic bags, or Government comes in. the responsibilities and the ser- page long, with half the page
CHAD PUTERBAUGH reduce the use of plastic bags. opting for cloth bags, consum- According to the USG mis- vices that are currently offered, dedicated to those the “legisla-
COLUMNIST The legislation is largely in the ers can bypass the energy sion statement, its goal is to but it will eliminate the redun- tion” would be forwarded to, it
form of an extra fee that one required to run recycling plants, “furthe[r] the needs of the dancies and inefficiencies that essentially said the USG really
would have to pay each time only further benefiting the student body” and to “act currently exist.” doesn’t think this is a good idea.
Do you remember your last trip a plastic bag is acquired from earth. with vision, and meet not only The change will take place for Its representation of the
to one of the grocery stores? a store. Even if you can’t bring your- the current needs, but future the beginning of the next aca- “voice of campus” is a cute title
You probably browsed, found The thought is a simple eco- self to remember every single needs of the students” while demic year. used to accomplish nothing.
your selection and bought it. nomic principle: The higher time you shop, there have been “provid[ing] opportunities for Our University needs to con- And we pay them $21,607 to
Afterward, the inevitable would the price, the less quantity is massive efforts lately to improve students to learn, grow, and sider the benefits of adopting do it. This is compared to the
have been asked: Would you like demanded. Put another way: recycling technology. According lead.” this change here in BG. The RSA $3,500 total that RSA offices
a bag? People are going to be upset that to Plasticsresource.com, the But our USG isn’t doing that. acts as the voice of on-campus split amongst themselves.
Well of course I want a bag! they have to pay, so they may number of plastic recycling After a semester of messy inter- students. It governs every Hall The USG needs to consider
How else am I going to get this not rely so much on plastic. facilities has grown by 80 per- nal debacles, many students Council on campus and does the needs of the students when
junk into my room? A reduction in plastic bags cent since 1990. are left wondering what’s more more for students than USG. re-evaluating the structure of
Though getting the standard does not necessarily have to Also, the market for recycled important: USG’s by-laws or the And while RSA currently its organization.
plastic bag at the grocery may lead to a reduction in shop- plastics has also increased in voices of the students? deals with the social aspect of And don’t make too many
seem like a simple act of con- ping. Often progressive Web the past decade. According to Even when they tried to life at the University, it’s been assumptions about what other
venience, the repercussions are sites offer suggestions for peo- the same source, 56 percent of speak to students in their annu- very successful in its efforts. students want. You might be
quite large. ple who are trying to decrease recycled plastics turn into the al State of the Student Body Included in its list of accom- surprised to know that the
When considering the their waste. Such suggestions fiber for carpet and clothing, Address, senators and onlook- plishments for this year are proposal to combine the SGA
amount of people who are also include reusing those plastic another 22 percent are used ers agreed: The attendance was three leadership conferences and Interhall at Vanderbilt was
getting bags, the amount of bags bags that you have stored in to make plastic bottles, and abysmal. here at BG, two semester start- approved in an astounding
per person, and the number your room, or to bring your around 18 percent are remade In an article in The BG News off events boasting attendance 1,056:112 vote.
of trips to the grocery store in own cloth bag to the store. as plastic piping. on Jan. 23, several senators dis- of more than 300 people each Why should we have to pay
a week, we’re talking a serious The benefits of the “supply As if this cornucopia of useful cussed their belief that the USG and the fact that representatives more to a group that accom-
amount of plastic. your own bag” strategy are items weren’t enough, recycled needs to be restructured. While serving on RSA are all from Hall plished less? Why should we
This is not a new issue. plentiful. For one, it is acces- plastic bags have also become they are proposing a bicameral Councils where students who have to vote for leaders who
According to Socialpages.com, sible to anyone who has gone a modern hip form of material student congress, similar to our actually know the candidates make vague and empty cam-
nearly 10 million plastic bags shopping before. Also, it allows for carrying bags. Web sites U.S. Congress, I propose a much have voted them into office. paign promises like they were
are thrown away (not recycled) anyone who wishes to, in a such as hipandzen.com offer a more dramatic change. The RSA’s mission statement, sleazy politicians in training?
every day around the world. small way, contribute to a bet- variety of products from bags The USG is, in itself a formal- taken directly from its Web site, Let’s take some advice from
These 10 million plastic bags, ter world. As an eventual effect, to sweaters made of things ly useless organization. So why says, “The purpose of this orga- a university older than us, let’s
which, among other things, less plastic bags in circulation like recycled plastic bags, and do we still have it? Well, because nization is to provide a voice for cut down on redundancies
do not decompose, have been will mean fewer bags in the recycled aluminum. of what I mentioned earlier: resident students, to improve and inefficiencies by combing
known to be accidentally ingest- trash, clogging pipes, or trap- Environmentalism does not it’s hard for the University to the quality of life on campus, the USG and RSA to form an
ed by unsuspecting animals, ping small sea animals. have to be as scary as you might hear from 20,000 individual to promote unity and commu- organization that can act as
and clog drainage ditches. The sad truth is that we, as think. With a little bit of effort, students. It’s much easier to nity among university housing the voice of all students while
The myriad of bad effects Americans, are taught to abide and maybe some creativity, hear from one group of student- units, and to promote diversity both battling current issues and
from the use and improper dis- by... or at least recognize the helping the environment does elected representatives. and awareness for all resident providing students with a real
posal of plastic bags may pale in three R’s: reduce, reuse and recy- not have to be out of your reach. My proposal is that we dis- students of Bowling Green State service they can use.
comparison to over consump- cle, yet we only seem to employ band the USG and combine it University.”
tion of oil or coal, but unlike recycling. What makes the and its duties with our Resident Sounds familiar, no? The
either of these materials, plastic three R’s a valuable tool is its all- Send comments to Chad Puterbaugh at Student Association. USG and RSA are trying to do Send comments to Amanda Hoover at
bag consumption is easy to fix. encompassing dimensions. To email@example.com. Now stop gasping, it’s not nearly the same thing. They’re firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From Page 1
“While civil rights is a big part
of his work, he’s also inserted
himself into global affairs,”
From Page 1
“We need a new a check which has come back
marked ‘insufficient funds.’”
“We suffer from a broken
“I hope that people will go
out and register to vote,” said
junior Kelli Brown.
Kirkland said. direction, new promise,” Jackson reiterated. There is so much pain and
Eventually, he met his idol and On the international stage The repetition began again “We can’t have a dream unless hurt in the world, and every-
came to work closely with him as Jackson has worked closely with the lyrics: priorities. This is they honor the promise.” one needs to know about it, she
a leader of the Southern Christian with Nelson Mandela and oth- “I need you, you need me. Before that promise comes, said. That knowledge needs to
LeadershipConference.Together ers to help promote democracy We’re all a part of God’s the time for a Jackson said a new direction be passed along and used to
they worked to stage protest ral- in Africa and has taken part in body. is needed. vote.
lies, marches and boycotts that Middle East peace negotiations. Stand with me, agree with change.” “We need a new direction, But senior Marcus Thomas is
helped bring an end to Jim Crow His work has also led him into me. new priorities,” Jackson said. still leery of voting. He believes
segregation in the south. the world of politics. A two-time We’re all a part of God’s Jesse Jackson | Activist “This is the time for a change.” the electoral college has too
But when ask how he man- presidential candidate, Jackson body.” And then he called for some much control over the decision
aged to become a part of King’s ran in 1984 and again in 1988. He moved the audience to “English is a great language; repetition once more. of who becomes president.
inner circle, Jackson quipped Although he did not win the song. He called for an even Jesus didn’t speak it, however,” He and the audience chant- Nonetheless, Thomas still
that it wasn’t particularly dif- White House, Jackson said that playing field for everyone. Jackson said, which brought ed, “Nobody has a right to plans on registering to vote;
ficult. his bids were a success. “We did not know how good the filled ballroom to cheers degrade anybody.” not today, but sometime in the
“It was $37.50 weekly pay. “The victory was in registering baseball could be until blacks and clapping. Then they said, “You can’t future.
There was no health insurance. millions of new voters,” he said. could play,” Jackson said. Then he began talking beat this school and want President Ribeau hopes
And it required a willingness to Today Jackson continues to Another example Jackson about King. Jackson told about lower tuition and not register that students will remember
be shot,” he said. “There was not speak out on issues, calling for offered to the audience con- King’s last birthday, which was to vote.” Jackson’s message about vot-
a long line of applicants.” a leveling of the playing field cerned the high number of spent planning a march to Jackson meant that with- ing and then educate them-
Jackson’s work continued even through making education Indian and Pakistani doctors Washington, D.C. out voting, change cannot be selves so they are aware of the
after King was assassinated. As available for all. He said that in the United States. They are King had already given his “I made, and to make change, issues they are voting either for
founder of the Rainbow/Push Americans have done a poor paid $40,000 to go to school in have a dream” speech, which Jackson wanted everyone to or against.
Coalition, Jackson said that he job keeping up with countries their home countries, while it Jackson said should properly follow King’s legacy: “To act “We need to do more prior
continues to advocate for King’s like India and Pakistan when it costs $100,000 to attend school be called a broken promise in the courage of your convic- to elections and build on that,”
message. comes to providing and educa- to become a doctor here, he speech. tions.” Ribeau said.
“We must not admire him,” tion to all its citizens. said. “Lincoln promised first So after his speech, he asked Jackson also felt strongly
Jackson said. “But we must be “They make smart doctors, we Valuing multicultural learn- class citizenship and free- for everyone in the audience about educated voting.
willing to follow him.” make smart bombs,” he said. ing was another suggested dom,” Jackson said, adding to come forward. He wanted For example, the 18,000 stu-
Although he’s known for his This commitment to educa- pathway to an even playing Congress had passed the 13th all of those students to regis- dents at the University have a
commitment to civil rights tion, combined with all his other field. Language is used to com- Amendment, but there still ter to vote. Twenty students community of interest. They
issues within the United States, accomplishments made him an municate, but not to divide was no equality. Jackson said joined this line, and he told could stand up to fight for
he has also pursued humani- ideal speaker for young people, Jackson said. So he asked for that is what King meant when them they would be able to what they believe in and wit-
tarian issues abroad, said Kim said Jill Carr, member of the more people to learn new lan- he said, “America has given register to vote in the library ness the power of their vote,
Kirkland, Affirmative Action Legacy committee and dean of guages. the Negro people a bad check, today at noon. Jackson said.
Officer at the University and students.
member of the Martin Luther “He just has this connection
King Legacy committee respon- to history,” Carr said. “Students
sible for bringing Jackson to can really gain a lot from his per-
campus. spective and his experience.”
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Ohio University to cut
four varsity programs
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Hocutt said eliminating the
University is dropping three programs would save $685,000.
men’s varsity sports and one The athletic department
women’s program to save expects a $4 million deficit this
money and to help meet a fed- year but hopes to balance its
eral requirement that men’s budget by 2011, he said.
and women’s athletic scholar- Ohio University is the eighth
ships roughly equal the ratio of Mid-American Conference
HOCKEY men and women on campus. member to eliminate varsity
Athletic director Kirby programs since 1999, includ-
Gilbert unveils Hocutt said yesterday that ing two schools in Ohio. Miami
men’s swimming and diving, University eliminated men’s
blueprint for new men’s indoor track and field, tennis, soccer and wrestling in
team in Cleveland men’s outdoor track and field 1999, and Bowling Green cut
The Lake Erie Monsters will and women’s lacrosse will be men’s tennis, swimming and
discontinued after this school indoor and outdoor track and
play at Quicken Loans Arena year. field in 2002. Bowling Green
next year as a farm team for That will leave Ohio with 16 already had dropped wrestling
the Colorado Avalanche. See varsity programs, the Division and men’s lacrosse.
I-A minimum. Hocutt said dropping the
more | Page 7 The university, located men’s programs was the only
about 70 miles southeast from way to comply with Title IX of
SCHEDULE Columbus, is committed to the Educational Amendments
being a Division I-A program, of 1972.
Hocutt said in a statement “We are not in the finan-
TODAY released by the university. cial position to add a women’s
Hockey: “Yet we are faced with some program, and therefore must
vs. Alaska; 7 p.m. significant problems that have take alternative measures to
Swimming: been in existence for several continue our commitment to
years,” he said. “If we don’t compliance with this federal
at Miami [OH]; 5 p.m. make these tough decisions statute,” he said.
now, we would place our entire
program at risk.” See OHIO | Page 7
vs. Alaska; 7 p.m.
at Central Michigan; 7 p.m.
Cavaliers’ James has
at Ohio State; 10 a.m.
X-rays on sore big toe
Track and field: By Tom Withers James’ injury doesn’t appear
at Findlay; 4:30 p.m. The Associated Press to be serious, good news for
the Cavaliers, who are playing
CLEVELAND — X-rays taken their worst ball of the season.
SUNDAY on LeBron James’ sore right Cleveland has lost five of six
Women’s basketball: big toe were negative and the overall, including two in a row
at Eastern Michigan; 4:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers are hop- at home.
ing their superstar forward After having the Eastern
Gymnastics: doesn’t have to miss any Conference’s best record for
at Northern Illinois; 2 p.m. upcoming games. weeks, the Cavaliers are in
Track and field: James injured his toe dur- second place behind Detroit
at Findlay; 9:30 a.m. ing the recent West Coast in the Central Division and
road trip and aggravated it only lead fourth-place Indiana
during Wednesday night’s by two games.
OUR CALL SHAWANO CLEARY | AP PHOTO
double-overtime loss to the The Cavs blamed a lacklus-
Philadelphia 76ers. James ter effort and loss to Orlando
GOING UP: BG’s Carin Horne (14) shoots over Amanda Parker (44) of WMU to score in the first half of Wednesday’s game. scored a season-high 39 points last Monday to being too tired
The List — 13 in the second OT — and from a seven-game road trip.
The BG News presents the played 53 minutes. Brown isn’t buying it, and is
Birds do battle
top five big men in college “He stubbed his toe a few eager to get his team out of its
games ago, and he hit it again current funk.
basketball because that last night,” coach Mike Brown “I’m a no-excuse guy,” he
seems to be the type of said after practice yesterday. said. “We’ve still got to win
season it is. After getting tests done ball games. Everybody faces
on his toe at the Cleveland tough stretches like this and
1. Kevin Durant- The Falcons travel up to Ypsilanti, Mich., Sunday to take on the Eagles Clinic, James did not take somehow, someway we’ve got
part in Cleveland’s light work- to dig down and find a way to
Texas: This guy might By Colin Wilson
go before Greg Oden in the Assistant Sports Editor “They are going to since Feb. 23, 2005. If those num-
are not talking about
the Falcons out before the team flew to
Philadelphia tonight. James
win. We know we can play bet-
ter than what we’ve played.
draft, he’s got all the same
The BG women’s basketball team
come out fired up to bers, theirgame we play, we know
opponents are. was not available for com-
“You get tired of talking
about it, you’ve just got to go
skills, and he’s not as rough is heading into its toughest Mid- play us, and we have that teams are going to have the Brown expects James to out there and do it.”
around the edges, 24 points American Conference game to shot-out-of-a-cannon effect, as be in the lineup against the
and 11 boards a game. date at Eastern Michigan Sunday. to match their effort we call it,” said guard Kate Achter. Sixers. See JAMES | Page 7
The Eagles are 6-1 in the MAC this “They are going to come out fired
2. Greg Oden- Ohio year and have already won key and intensity.” up to play us, and we have to Every Friday, we ask you about the issues affecting sports today
State: He’s already being games against Northern Illinois match their effort and intensity.”
Kate Achter | Point Guard
and Kent State. Eastern has been a great rivalry
talked about as the Player of Eastern is led by forward Sarah for the Falcons; the teams have
the Year and he’s only played Van Metre and guards Patrice won our 16th game, we talked gone 4-4 against one another
13 games averaging 15 and
10 and he shoots 65 percent.
3. Nick Fazekas-
McKinney and Alyssa Pittman.
The trio has combined for about
48 points per game in MAC play.
The Falcons are coming off a 90-
about the fact that we guaranteed
ourselves a winning record for the
season,” said coach Curt Miller
after Wednesday’s game. “We
during Miller’s tenure. The loss of
standout players Ryan Coleman
and Nikki Knapp have not slowed
the Eagles at all.
Which Falcon head coach has done the least
Nevada [below]: His
62 win against Western Michigan,
but don’t put much stock in their
know that you are one play, one
injury away from going on a los-
If Wednesday’s game was a
“breakout” game for the Falcons,
to merit a contract renewal?
numbers are great, they have staggering 32-game conference ing streak. Maybe I’m a glass-half- they picked a great night for it.
win streak and their 10-game empty guy. We don’t talk about “Yes, it was a breakout game for
Jeff Inselmann — Senior
been for three years now. overall win streak though. that streak.” us. We had not played well, and “With attendance like it is and the team
He’s putting up 20 points “We don’t talk about those The Falcons are now 17-2 and
See B-BALL | Page 7 struggling to be .500, I’d say Gregg
and 11.6 rebounds a game. streaks at all. Honestly, when we have won 51 of their last 57 games
4. Joaquin Noah-
Florida: He might not
have great numbers with 13
Federer ousts Roddick in Aussie semi-finals
points and 8.5 rebounds but Drew Bishop — Junior
By John Pye
he shoots 66 percent and is a
The Associated Press “Gregg Brandon. He had a good year with
ball of constant energy.
Urban Meyer’s recruits, but since then
5. Tyler Hansborough MELBOURNE, Australia — If he
could pick any player from any hasn’t really done anything to get his con-
- UNC: He’s got 18.5 era to test himself against, Roger tract renewed.”
points and 8 boards and is Federer would like a shot at Rod
Laver or Bjorn Borg.
probably sharing the front- Laver, the last man to win all four
court with Freshman of the majors in one season, was in the Brandon Ybarra — Junior
Year candidate Brandon stadium that carries his name yes-
terday to witness Federer disman- “Dan Dakich because we’re not getting the
Wright. tle Andy Roddick in the Australian
Open semifinals. After what he saw,
right players that we need.”
Laver would just as soon stick to
meeting Federer in the locker room
— after the matches.
Federer likes to put on a show
when Laver is at Rod Laver Arena,
and called his 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 victo-
Jeremy Green — Sophomore
ry over Roddick his best match in “Coach Brandon. We lost to Temple.”
“I had one of these days when
everything worked,” the Swiss star
MARK BAKER | AP PHOTO said. “I was unbeatable. I was play-
GAME, SET, MATCH: Roger Federer reacts after his semifinal match against Andy
Roddick of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament yesterday. See FEDERER | Page 7
7 Friday, January 26, 2007 SPORTS WWW.BGNEWS.COM
From Page 6
ing out of my mind. I am shocked
Gilbert, Bubolz show off THE BG NEWS SUDOKU
The win put him in his sev-
enth consecutive Grand Slam
final, tying a record set by Jack
Crawford in 1934, and left him
new hockey team’s plan
By Tom Withers
only one victory from a 10th The Associated Press
Grand Slam title. He will meet
the winner of the Fernando CLEVELAND — Scaring fans
Gonzalez-Tommy Haas semifi- into their seats — and keeping
nal in Sunday’s championship them there — will be the goal
match. of the Lake Erie Monsters, the
With seemingly few challeng- city’s new minor league hockey
ers among his contemporaries, team.
Federer is often asked about With artificial fog and dimmed
facing one of the greats from lights setting an eerie mood,
another time — Laver and Borg owner Dan Gilbert unveiled the
come to his mind. team nickname, logo and col-
Both won 11 majors — Borg ors for the American Hockey
THOMAS ONDREY | AP PHOTO
from 16 finals spanning 1974 to League affiliate that will begin
‘81, and Laver in a five-season play at Quicken Loans Arena WELCOME!: Kerry Bubolz, Lake Erie Monsters president, displays some promotional
run wedged around his absence next season. material heralding the arrival of the new AHL hockey team at a Quicken Loans Arena
from the Grand Slam tourna- The Monsters, whose logo news conference launching the new team.
ments from 1963-67. consists of a black reptile-like
By Sunday, Federer is likely to head and two bright yellow eyes size market. Like the Cavs, the Len Komoroski, who previous-
be only one major title behind, peering above a blue water sur- Monsters plan corporate pro- ly worked for the Lumberjacks, SUDOKO
although Laver expects him to face, will operate as the primary grams, group rates and other feels the Monsters can thrive To play: Complete the grid
go a lot further and break Pete feeder for the NHL’s Colorado promotions to lure avid hockey partly because the AHL no so that every row, column
Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Avalanche. fans as well as newcomers to longer competes with the IHL
and every 3 x 3 box contains
Slam titles. “We expect Monster Hockey the sport. for players, creating a better
“I think the art of Roger is to be a smash hit with fans and In recent years, minor league product. the digits 1 to 9. There is no
probably the best player I’ve ever can’t wait to develop what will hockey has been a tough sell in Also, Cleveland has a strong guessing or math involved.
seen ... The way he’s compiling be one of the most exciting, Cleveland, which has seen sev- hockey history — the city has Just use logic to solve
the Grand Slam titles, I think energy-packed game atmo- eral affiliates come and go. supported teams dating to the
he’s got a great chance of being spheres in the AHL,” Gilbert, Poor ticket sales drove the 1930s — and there is interest
the best ever,” Laver said. the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Cleveland Barons, the top throughout the region because
The 68-year-old Laver made a owner, said yesterday. “Just like minor-league affiliate of the of a large number of youth
rare return to Melbourne from Cavaliers games, our fans are San Jose Sharks, to Worcester, hockey organizations.
California to marvel Federer going to have a blast and help Mass., after last season. The “There’s a pulse and heart-
again. create that special home-ice Barons had replaced the beat for hockey here that is very
“Roger’s got too many shots, advantage for our players.” Cleveland Lumberjacks, a mod- strong,” Komoroski said. “All
too much talent in one body,” Gilbert promised “fun, fam- erately successful International we’re going to do is revive that
Laver said. “It’s hardly fair that ily entertainment” at Monster Hockey League club that folded ember, blow on it and turn it
one person can do all this — his games, and said tickets would along with the league in 2001. into a raging fire. It will be suc-
backhands, his forehands, vol- be affordable for fans in the mid- Quicken Loans president cessful.”
leys, serving, his court position
... the way he moves around the
court, you feel like he’s barely
touching the ground. That’s the
sign of a great champion.”
B-BALL The defense was stellar
again as the Falcons forced 25
turnovers, which generated 31
From Page 6 From Page 6
And that’s a daunting pros-
pect for Gonzalez or Haas.
Haas, a two-time semifinalist in
this is just the way we think,”
Miller said. “This is a blue-collar
points. There were 16 steals in
the game for BG. If the Falcons
can reproduce that performance
Brown said he has tried the
soft and tough approach with
OHIO field coach Clay Calkin will be
retained at their current sala-
ries and will continue coach-
From Page 6
Australia, has never reached a program, and the sum is greater against Eastern’s dangerous trio, his players. ing their respective sports in
Grand Slam final. Gonzalez is than its parts.” it will be a good night. “I’ve gotten mad at them. The move will affect 87 stu- the women’s program.
into the semis at a major for the Its parts had a pretty good “Offense wins games, defense My toe hurts from kicking dents on scholarship, Hocutt Ohio has competed in track
first time. night at Western Michigan. Ali wins championships. That’s something,” he said. “But you said. Those who stay at Ohio and field since the early 1900s,
Roddick, who beat Federer in Mann had 21 points and Kate what we pride our program play too many games for me to will receive grants-in-aid for and swimming and diving was
an exhibition tournament less Achter added 19 as BG shot on, playing defense and get- go ballistic every time we don’t their remaining eligibility, and made a varsity sport for men
than two weeks ago and had a scorching 56 percent from ting stops,” Achter said. “There play well. It isn’t going to do me the university will help stu- in 1935. The women’s lacrosse
match points against him at the the field and 44 percent from are times in practices where we good and it isn’t going to do dents transfer to another col- program was reinstated in
Masters Cup last November, beyond the arc. The point total dread the defensive sections. the team good. You have to use lege that offers their sport. 1999 after competing as a var-
rated the prospect of an upset of 90 was the Falcons second- But, defense has been our bread other tactics but they’ve seen Swimming and diving coach sity sport from the late 1960s
as “slim.” highest this season. and butter.” two different side of me.” Greg Werner and track and through 1982.
The women’s final tomor-
row features top-seeded Maria
Sharapova against No. 81-
ranked Serena Williams. Despite
the ranking disparity, nobody is
counting Williams out.
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Girls get wet and wild at Gator’z for lovely lady lumps
By Johnny Payne
Assistant Pulse Editor
“A lot of girls want The victor of the competition
will be one step closer to co-star-
hold the last round of the slip-
pery contests tomorrow, with
filmed as part of Fox’s show.
“A lot of girls want boob jobs
boob jobs today. It’s ring in a four-part series on Fox’s stiff competition and audience today,” Howard said. “It’s like
Most people think of wet T-shirt daily “Reality Remix” show and members expected. changing a tire: It’s no big deal
The Uncertain 5
contests as the result of too much
drink and too few inhibitions.
like changing a tire; it’s a breast augmentation surgery
valued at $10,000.
According to Howard, the win-
ner will join former “Real World”
University junior Myles James
terrorize Howard’s Club But at a Toledo nightclub last
night, one of these hedonistic
no big deal anymore.” “Whoever the crowd deems
the winner will get $500 and
member and current contestant shared Howard’s indifference
H tonight with help from on MTV’s “The Duel” Robin about the potentially scanadal-
competitions gave four girls the Mike Howard | Owner, Gator’z get sent up to Pontiac, MI,” Hibbard at Michigan’s Cosmedic ous “Boob Job Giveaway.”
Toledo’s We Are the Fury chance to make their dreams Fox Reality Channel, Gator’z Bar explained Gator’z owner Mike Surgery Center for the proce- “If all expenses are paid, the
and Akron’s electro/power- come true. and Grill hosted the finals of a Howard. dure. Hibbard will unsurpris-
pop titans, Trillit. As always, As part of a program on the three-week contest last night. Pontiac’s Sevin Nightclub will ingly have her breast reduction See GATOR’Z | Page 9
things kick off at 9 p.m.
and tickets are $5. Power-
poppers Rediscover bailed
out at the last minute.
takes a sobering, non-
The hardest working man in show biz
takes a final bow
objective look at teenage
pregnancy thorugh the lens
of photographer Michael
Nye. The free exhibit at the
Toledo Museum of Art will
run through the March 11.
turns a taboo terror of
middle-age into a farcical
off-Broadway musical. The
production will run through America
Jan. 28 at the Collingwood
Arts Center in Toledo.
Tickets start at $37.
Attacked by Wolves
CD Release Party
takes over Club Bijou for
the night and unveils their By Chelci Howard
bittersweet indie debut, Reporter
“Ohio” with help from The
Undeserving, Purple Crayon It was literally a silent night this
Christmas for the family and fans
and more. of legendary soul man, James
SATURDAY Brown showed up for a dentist
appointment on Dec. 24, when
according to the New York Beacon,
his dentist, Dr. Terry Reynolds,
noticed that Brown looked “very
weak and dazed.” He urged Brown
to immediately check himself into
a local hospital.
Even though his condition con-
Tom Chapin brings his tinued to worsen with the oncom-
See BROWN | Page 9
music to Monroe County
College’s La-Z-Boy Center.
Tickets are $15 and the show
begins at 7:30 p.m.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RACHEL GREENFIELD | THE BG NEWS
Toledo Auto Show
cruises into Toledo’s SeaGate
TOP TEN SINGLES
Convention Centre until Jan. BILLBOARD TOP R&B SINGLES
28. For $5 auto enthusiasts
can wander aimlessly from 1956: “Please, Please, Please” #5 1965: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” #1 1971: “Make It Funky” #1
10 a.m. until 9 p.m. 1959: “Try Me” #1 1966: “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” #1 1972: “Get On The Good Foot” #1
1960: “Think” #7 1967: “Cold Sweat” #1 1973: “Sexy, Sexy, Sexy” #6
1961: “Baby, You’re Right” #2 1968: “I Got The Feelin’” #1 1974: “My Thang” #1
1962: “Lost Someone” #7 1969: “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose” #1 1976: “Get Up Offa That Thing” #4
1963: “Prisoner of Love” #6 1970: “Super Bad” #1 1988: “I’m Real” #2
Free Show at
Howard’s Club H
featuring local acts Bancroft,
The Tapes and Subvinyl.
Doors open at 9 p.m.
“The Change” provides Local Wolves attack Toledo ears
“Man of La
Mancha” is a minimalist
Broadway production of
humor for theatergoers By Emily Rippe
the life and death of Don By Sarah Moore
Reporter life, by the combination of a bottle Next time you walk into a
Quixote. The Tony award- of wine and a hot flash. The show music store, check out the
winning musical is playing in stresses that menopause should W section and count how
The majority of college females not be dreaded. Instead, it rein- many ‘Wolf Bands’ there are.
Toledo’s Valentine Theater throughout campus are between forces that ‘The Change’ is a nor- There’s Wolfmother, Wolf
and tickets start at $38. the ages of 18 and 22. The aches, mal passage in life. Parade, Wolf Eyes, Guitar
the pains, the ups and the downs Twenty-five famous songs from Wolf, Steppenwolf; you get
are an unfortunately common the 60s and 70s are performed the point — wolves happen
THEY SAID IT part of life for the female gender, as parodies, including “I Heard to influence many musicians,
even before they reach the bench It Thru the Grapevine; You No especially when it comes to
mark menopausal age. Longer See 39” and “Stayin’ Awake! naming their bands.
“I am not going to However, the production titled Stayin’ Awake!”
And even though the word METALESS: Toledo band Attacked By Wolves will release their new album “Ohio” into the
“Menopause The Musical,” writ- The setting begins with four might be imitated, ‘Wolf wild at the Underground, which is located behind Club Bijou in Toledo. Tickets are $7 at the
give you a number ten by Jeanie Linders, can still be women who find themselves at a Bands’ are never duplicated. door, but with a special Myspace coupon, tickets will be reduced to $5.
viewed by college women today Bloomingdale’s lingerie sale, real- A perfect example of this is
because it’s not my as a comedic prelude to what they izing that they have more things in Attacked By Wolves, a wolf acoustic sets in clubs around Attacked By Wolves produce
can possibly expect many years common than a black lace bra. band straight out of Toledo. Toledo. They soon found that a sound that is hard to define.
job to do intelligent from now. The musical has since become a You probably neglected them their music sounded better But rest assured it is anything
Linders was first inspired to women’s movement that includes because they are not shelved with drums behind it and cre- but metal. When describing
work.” write this production about extras such as a magazine, an art under “W.” Wolves have a ten- ated a wolf band of their own. the type of music they play,
Donald Rumsfeld | former women who are going through, show and a nonprofit charity. dency to be sly. “We wanted something Powers called it Indie power
just about to go through or have On the musical’s Web site, Originally starting as a joke cheesy,” Powers said. “People pop.
Secretary of Defense survived the various changes that band, two guitar players Jordan expect to see some kind of
a woman experiences later on in See CHANGE | Page 9 Powers and Josh Jones played metal band and they get us.” See WOLVES | Page 9
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BROWN of his estate that he appointed
in 2000. The legal issues includ-
“James Brown was louder, brassier, more raw limits that were taboo for the
time, according to Tim Hufnagle,
From Page 8 ed the final resting place of the
self-proclaimed “Godfather of
and definitely more funky. He didn’t hide an instructor for the popular cul-
ture department who specializes
ing hours, reportedly Brown was Soul.” Throughout the litigation,
looking forward to performing Brown’s body has been kept at
his sexuality and that was probably seen as in popular music.
“James Brown was louder,
a New Year’s Eve show at Count his home in Columbia, S.C. in
Basie Theater in New Jersey. He a temperature-controlled room
theatening to many in his time.” brassier, more raw and definitely
more funky. He didn’t hide his
turned to his family and friends that is being constantly moni- Tim Hufnagle | Instructor, Popular Culture sexuality, and that was probably
and said, “I’m going to be there. tored by security guards. seen as threatening to many in
I’m the hardest working man in Even though Brown has yet to Zak Kaye, an up-and-coming than the R&B genre. He made a his time,” Hufnagle said.
show business.” be buried, it appears that in the solo musician found this to be show out of the music, with his Regardless of the drama sur-
The next morning, Brown, 73, minds of many students, he was especially troublesome. whole schtick with the cape and rounding his life and death,
died of complications of pneumo- buried a long time ago. “I find most people our age everything,” Kaye said. “ He made Brown’s impact on popular
nia which resulted in congestive “I know his name, but I can’t though are into their one favorite music more than just listening to music cannot be overlooked
heart failure. say for sure why he is important,” type of music and tend to dismiss a guy sing. This indirectly made and according to Hufnagle, will THE DAY THE FUNK DIED: James
The events to follow were as senior nursing major, and country anything that’s not within their it alright for bands like Kiss and be something that can never be Brown, best known for his crazy stage antics
flamboyant as the life that Brown fan Tricia Weber said. musical comfort zone,” Kaye said. eventually Slipknot or Mudvayne.” experienced again. and his socially-conscious lyrics helped
led. There were a series of funer- This seemed to be also the case However, Kaye challenges stu- Because of the aforementioned “If the generations of today evolve music and racial equality. Brown died
als in Brown’s name, including a for 50 random University students dents to trace back the roots of reasons, Brown was labeled as and the future want to really Christmas morning of pneumonia. He was 73.
special viewing at the infamous who were asked about Brown’s their favorite modern day musi- the “Godfather of Soul” and“The experience James Brown, it’s too
Apollo Theater in the Harlem dis- influence and to name at least one cians and guarantees that there Hardest Working Man in Show late. The closest thing to it would nal experience that you would
trict of NewYork. Shortly after, legal of his songs. will be influences from Brown. business.” be to watch footage of him per- have being in an audience that
issues erupted between Brown’s Out of the students surveyed, “[Brown’s] influence was very Besides the spectacle side of forming live, but even then, you is firmly pressed in the palm of
six adult children and the trustees only two answered correctly. universal and impacted more music, Brown also pushed many still wouldn’t have the commu- his hand.”
GATOR’Z “It’s a little over-the- Duel” competing in the club
next month. CHANGE about the way they look,” she said.
“It really breaks down some barri-
However ironic it may be, males
also have a tendency to enjoy this
From Page 8 top for it None of these plans have
been finalized yet, but accord-
From Page 8 ers and allows people to just laugh
and not take it so seriously.”
“I think sometimes they have
girl’s comfortable with doing the
wet T-shirt contest and wants
to be on TV, ing to Howard, Gator’z is already
packed fuller than the bra of the
Linders spoke about how this show
personally speaks to women.
Stephanie Pascaris plays the
role of Earth Mother, and said
more fun than the women do,
because they don’t think they’re
breast implants, that’s fine,”
James said. “It’s just a wet T-shirt
but it is Fox.” show’s winner is likely to be
after surgery on Jan. 29.
“The show is about women, not
about theater,” she said. “There
she feels college women will still
enjoy the show even though they
going to,” Pascaris said. “They get
dragged to the theater and by the
contest. That’s not too bad.” Katie Cengic | Sophomore “I don’t have a problem with are more than 38 million baby cannot identify with the issues time they leave they’re laughing
Howard clearly didn’t expect it,” Cengic reiterated. “It’s a little boomer women in America alone yet. right alongside the women.”
much moral opposition from she wouldn’t mind if a wet T- over-the-top for it to be on TV, who understand. We understand “It’s definitely bringing you into Pascaris also mentioned that
the alleged 2,500 nightly patrons shirt contest was being held at but it is Fox.” the feeling of thinking we are alone what’s coming in your future, the subject matter is not embar-
of his club, which opened on a club she attended, but she And if the four-part Midwest with the memory loss and wrinkles but also what the similarities are rassing when it comes down to it.
Jan. 1. won’t be “front and center” for boob job giveaway story is half and everything else that comes between the generations,” she “It’s a huge liberating experi-
“They[Fox] were very profes- it either. as engaging and thoughtful as with aging, and we love being able said. ence,” she said. “I actually see
sional,” he said. “Since it was More promotional events other Fox programs such as to share the feeling with hundreds Hyde also believes that a lot of women in tears saying
Fox, I knew it was legit. It’s going are being coordinated between “Nanny 911” or “Temptation of women in the audience.” “Menopause The Musical” has a ‘Thank you for making me feel
to give the club national expo- Gator’z and the Fox Reality Island,” Howard can anticipate Liz Hyde plays one of the four little bit of everything for women, normal.’ It’s a female bonding
sure.” Network, Howard said, includ- many more potentially abra- characters in this production, the regardless of their age. experience.”
Sophomore Katie Cengic said ing other members of “The sive events. Iowa Housewife. She explained “The show is well-written, it’s “Menopause The Musical”
the importance of this musical as tight, it’s fast — it’s very entertain- will be playing a benefit at the
a whole. ing,“ she said. “It helps explain Collingwood Arts Center in
“Women, no matter what their some things. It maybe takes some Toledo from Jan. 24-28. Tickets
WOLVES In 2005 the band released
a self-titled album. Two years
later, their anticipated sec-
body shape, no matter how fat
or thin they are, have a complex
of the stigma and fear of the
can be purchased by calling 1-
From Page 8
ond release was recorded in a
“We try to mix as many three-day period in November
genres as we can into one
song,” Powers said.
The variety of genres
explored by the band is appar-
ent when listening to the
band’s latest EP, “Ohio.”
of last year.
To celebrate their efforts,
Attacked By Wolves will be
performing tonight at the
“Ohio” CD release party.
The show is at the
You Want it? We Got it!
Track one resembles a show
tune and is followed by a song
Underground, behind Club
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OHIO IS FOR WOLVES: Attacked By
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Ohio health Calif. woman saves The Daily Crossword Fix
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cracks down husband from lion
By Lisa Leff
got a pen in my pocket and get
By John Seewer The Associated Press the pen and jab him in the eye,’” 5 Like bogeys
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she said. “So I got the pen and 7 Land in the Seine?
SAN FRANCISCO — Wildlife tried to put it in his eye, but it 8 Reverse pic
Smokers flaunting Ohio’s indoor officials on Thursday cred- didn’t want to go in as easy as I 9 12 doz.
smoking ban will get off with a ited a woman with saving her thought it would.” 11 Expansive
warning just once. After that, it’s husband’s life by clubbing a When the pen bent and 12 Canadian prov.
a $100 fine, according to rules mountain lion that attacked him became useless, Nell Hamm 13 Not as many 39 Lanka preceder
proposed Thursday by the state while the couple were hiking in a went back to using the log. The 18 Ready for business 41 Snoots
19 Traffic congestion 42 Flight formation
health department. California state park. lion eventually let go and, with 23 Forage crop 44 Eurasian plum
Business owners will face even Jim and Nell Hamm, who blood on its snout, stood star- 24 Petri dish medium 45 Usher
bigger penalties for multiple viola- will celebrate their 50th wed- ing at the woman. She screamed 25 Gulf of Mex. neighbor 46 Old Cosby series
tions — a $2,500 fine for fifth time ding anniversary next month, and waved the log until the ani- 26 Stomachs of rumi- 49 Letters for 606
nants 50 Alt.
offenders. were hiking in Prairie Creek mal walked away. 27 Show signs of grief 51 First name in spies
The rules outlined by the Ohio Redwoods State Park when the “She saved his life, there is 28 Afghanistan cash 53 Anticrime acronym
Department of Health after a series lion pounced. no doubt about it,” said Steve 29 Professional charge 54 Understanding words
30 Medicinal plant 55 Latin list ender
of public hearings set in motion “He didn’t scream. It was a dif- Martarano, a spokesman for the 31 Get into condition 56 9-digit ID numbers
plans for adopting the final smok- ferent, horrible plea for help, and Department of Fish and Game. 32 Wise men 58 Frequently, in a poem
ing ban rules. I turned around, and by then Nell Hamm, 65, said she was 37 Bean curd 59 Opponent
There will be another public the cat had wrestled Jim to the scared to leave her dazed, bleed- 38 Capital attachment? 60 Pedro’s Mrs.
hearing next month before a leg- ground,” Nell Hamm said in ing husband alone, so the cou- 1 Boss! 47 Tempe sch.
islative committee makes a final an interview from the hospital ple walked a quarter-mile to a 6 Emulate Sinatra 48 Webwork
10 White House office shape 49 “Philadelphia” director
decision. State health officials where her husband was recover- trail head, where she gathered 14 Play ender, sometimes 52 Mimicries
hope to begin enforcing the ban ing from a torn scalp, puncture branches to protect them if more 15 Yank or Oriole 57 Couturiers’ group?
and imposing fines in April. wounds and other injuries. lions came around. They waited 16 Story 61 Presidential rejection
“We’re going to see the major- After the attack, game war- until a ranger came by and sum- 17 Swellheads’ group? 62 Golfer’s cry
20 Muse of music 63 Indian, for one
ity of Ohio businesses complying dens closed the park about 320 moned help. 21 Greek letters 64 Lendl or Pavlov
with this law,” said Tracy Sabetta, miles north of San Francisco “My concern was to get Jim 22 Dogs and cats 65 Saline drop
a spokeswoman for the American and released hounds to track the out of there,” she said. “I told 24 DDE’s political opponent 66 Seasonal songs
25 Visitors’ group?
Cancer Society and co-chair- lion. They later shot and killed a him, ‘Get up, get up, walk,’ and 33 Love in Limoges
woman of the smoking ban ballot pair of lions found near the trail he did.” 34 Harvest
campaign. where the attack happened. Jim Hamm, 70, was in fair con- 35 Hurler’s stat
Fines could be doubled against The carcasses were flown to a dition Thursday. He had to have 36 Julia of “One from the Heart”
37 Detroit player
businesses that are frequent viola- state forensics lab to determine if his lips stitched back together 39 Hitch
tors, and the health department either animal mauled the man. and underwent surgery for lac- 40 Neighbor of Syr.
could seek civil action against any Although the Hamms are erations on his head and body. 41 Eat a little
willful violators, she said. experienced hikers, neither had He told his wife he still wants to 42 Journalist Pyle
43 Players’ group?
“We’re confident we won’t see seen a mountain lion before Jim make the trip to New Zealand
any of those,” Sabetta said. Hamm was mauled, his wife said. they planned for their anniver-
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teachers in the operation of an a.m. &.or 2 part-tm. Mon.-Fri., 9-6. $7/hr. 1 bedroom, as low as $399.00
Keely Pinkelman and/or p.m. session in compliance
with national standards for our Bowl-
419-872-6222. 419-352-0590. Ivywood Apts. 1 bedroom & studios.
First month free. Restrictions apply.
Hillsdale Apts. ing Green Center. Required HS di- 419-352-7691
PLAY SPORTS! HAVE FUN! SAVE 1 roommate needed now until May.
1082 Fairview Ave. on her Pearling ploma or GED with prior experience MONEY! Maine camp needs fun Campbell Hill $325 mo. + utilities.
working with children, infants and Lg. 2 br. modern townhouse, spiral
1 & 2 bdrm Apts. or 3 bdrm Twnh. from toddlers. There are several open-
loving counselors to teach all land, 260-241-1534
staircase, vaulted ceilings,new kitch-
Dishwasher & Garbage Disposal Christian Baker ings. Year Round, Part Time, the
adventure & water sports. Great
ens & bath, garage, A/C. $700 mo.
summer! Call 888-844-8080, apply:
Washer & Dryers (in 2/3 bdrm) avg. hours vary, 30, 27.5, 25 and 20 2 bdrm. apt. 4th St. $490 month + Call 419-352-1104.
Air Conditioning hours per week, $7.50/hr. Send re- utilities. Available immediately. & for
Carports & BGSU Bus Shuttle sume by February 9, 2007 to: fall. Call 419-409-1110. Male has a furnished room for rent
*Ask about internet discount WSOS CAC, Attn: HR-CA11/BG/ Sales Associate. with freedom of house. $225 mo.
CT, PO Box 590, Fremont OH Adult retail store. Immediate open- $100 deposit. 419-354-6117.
43420. Affirmative Action Employer- ings for sales associate. Must be 18 2 BR DUPLEX. PRIVATE PARKING
M/F/Vet/Disab yrs of age, drug free, friendly, and & PATIO. CLEAN, QUIET, CLOSE. MARTEN RENTALS
eager to succeed. Interested candi- $560/MO. + UTIL. 419-352-1104. 2 bdrm. apts. on 5th & 7th
Findlay Pike Apts. dates can call: 419-288-2131 be- Large house on Lehman Ave.
111/113 Findlay Pk Portage, OH tween 9 and 5 Mon. - Sat. to apply. 352-3445
3 bdm. house. Close to BGSU
Large 2 & 3 bdrm Apts. Off-street parking, W/D, AC. One-2 Newly remodeled house. 4-5 bdrm.,
Efﬁciency Garage for 1 Vehicle Uraku Japanese Restaurant bdrm. apt. off street pkg. Close to 2 bath, close to dntown. & campus.
Starting at $475/mo. + Utilities
Only Moments from B.G.! 419-352-0717 Now hiring servers and cooks.
BGSU. All avail. Aug. 15, 2007. 419-
352-4773. 419-601-3225 (cell).
May or Aug. lease. $1500 mo. plus
FALL 2007 APARTMENT LEASING One 4 & one 5 bdrm. left.
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May ‘07. Call 419-353-7374.
215 E. Poe Rd.
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From Only $485!
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400 E. Napoleon Rd.
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Only 15 minute walk to campus!
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710-652 N. Enterprise
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1 & 2 Beedrooms
Washer/Dryer in 2 bdrm
• Completely Remodeled 2 Bed, 2 Bath,
new kitchens, new carpet, new furniture. VARSITY SQUARE SPECIAL
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S. Main St.
Walking distance to campus! UNITS N
425 E. Court Street
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