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THE BG NEWS Thursday September April 25, 25, 2007 2008 Volume Volume101, 103,Issue IssueXXX 23 WWW.BGNEWS.COM IN FOCUS CITY CAMPUS CAMPUS Rabid Takingsquirrel school terrories spirit to at the student union Bush talks bailout Meeting called to discuss compromise next level Squirrel, trying to get As part of the campus out of the building, bit beautification project, students, caused havok Undergraduate Student |Government Page 14 has received permission to Rabid squirrel paint a falcon on one of the roads entering terrories at 3 campus | Page student union Squirrel, trying to get out of the building, bit University students, caused havok presidents, past |and Pagepresent 14 With the search continuing for the Rabid squirrel replacement of terrories at former Univeristy student union President Sidney Ribeau, In Focus Squirrel, trying to get takes a look at the out of the others whobuilding, have bit students, caused8havok served | Page | Page 14 By Jennifer Loven The Associated Press WASHINGTON—President Bush yesterday warned Americans and lawmakers reluctant to pass a $700 billion financial rescue plan that failing to act fast risks wiping out retirement savings, rising foreclosures, lost jobs and closed businesses. "Our entire economy is in danger," he said. His dire warning came not long after the president issued extraordinary invitations to presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, one of whom will inherit the mess in four months, as well as key congressional leaders to a White House meeting on Thursday to See ECONOMY | Page 2 ENOCH WU | THE BG NEWS Bouncin’ to that boom box FORUM SPORTS Columnist Tannen Squirrel,writes tryingontothe get Gliatta out of thethat building, influence lesbianbit talkshow Ellen students, host caused havok DeGeneres has had on | Page 14 the American public | Page 4 Rabid squirrel terrories at Economic student union pressures affect Squirrel, trying everyone to get WEATHER PEOPLE ON THE STREET NOT NEWS SPORTS Falcon forward feeling confident After spending the summer daily skating Your with the Carolina horoscope Hurricanes, BG Aquarius: hockey’ s KaiConserve Kantola your energy Avoid is ready to make starting new projects impact or taking| Page any big6 leaps. An intriguing someone is hard to read — even for you and your finely tuned sensitivity. It’s a good time to play it cool. You won’t scare them off, and you’l buy yourself more time to observe their methods. | Page 14 IfWhat you song coulddo have youany wish superpower, what Boombox Guy would would be boom and why? play onithis box? LINDSAY-RAE LEBRUN, Senior, Telecommunications AYESHA CHIOM Junior, PoliticaltoScience “The ability fly, cause then I wouldn’t “‘Kiss’tobywait Prince” have in line at |the Page 4 airport.” | Page 4 TODAY Partly MostlySunny Sunny High: 85, 81 Low: Low:53 54 TOMORROW Partly Sunny Cloudy High: 85, 78, Low: 55 54 Varied followers share faith with campus work on a compromise. "Without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic and a distressing scenario would unfold," Bush said in a 12-minute primetime address from the White House East Room that he hoped Sometimes Rabid squirrel humor can terrories change a at lot student union out of the building, bit Sean Lutzmann tells us students, caused havok how the recent | Page 14 econimic crises affects college students directly, and encourages thought on who they’re voting for when it comes to financial aid | Page 4 ESTABLISHED 1920 A daily independent student press serving the campus and surrounding community ALAINA BUZAS | THE BG NEWS MOVING AND GROOVING: Boombox Guy is a familiar face on campus for old students, and quickly becoming part of new student’s long term memories by sporadically riding around campus blasting different tunes. Speeding DJ amuses and entertains on campus By Justin Antill Reporter He is known across campus for spreading cheer to students as they walk to and from classes by blasting crunchy tunes from his boombox. He rocks out for the guys and serenades the girls. He does it all from his bicycle. He prefers being called Boombox Guy, a fitting name for guy on a bike with a Sony boom box. On any given day he pedals across campus, a “hey Boombox Guy!” shout out is almost guaranteed from any one of his student fans. Nearly 700 students have joined the “Bg Boombox Guy Fanclub” Facebook group, where they post about recent Boombox Guy sightings and favorite Boombox Guy memories, such as a time he was blasting Franz Ferdinand outside of the Union, or when he nearly ran a student over. The group also identifies Boombox Guy as Dr. Jams. He rides his bike from the south end of town, where he has lived for over 25 years, to help relieve students of their daily stresses. “I think they like my music when class is out” Boombox Guy said. “After listening to their professors.” “I think they like my music when class is out.” Boombox Guy One of Boombox Guy’s favorite stops on campus is the University Bookstore. “He stops by on a regular basis and leaves me notes and talks about the weather,” said Teri Long, clothing purchaser of the bookstore. “He’s just out to have fun.” Bookstore employee Emily Courter always looks forward to the next time Boombox guy stops in. “I think he is a really nice guy and we love his bookstore visits,” she said. His appearances are sporadic, and sophomore Alisha Griffin believes it has to do with nice weather. “You always know when it’s nice out, because he’s on his bike with the boom box,” she said. When he’s not cruising campus, the musicloving cyclist works at Pizza Hut on South Main Street, where he is equally admired as he is on campus. “He is a good worker and gets along well with workers,” manager Josh Harris said. CHOOSING: Different religious groups gathered around campus to share and inform whoever was interested about their beliefs. They also handed out tracts, books and CDs. Representives of different religions present options By Stephanie Guigou Reporter The name of God was echoed on campus yesterday. By a father and daughter hoisting banners, by nicely dressed men passing out Bibles and by a man stopping students to share about the Indian book about Krishna. Three groups worked campus yesterday to spread the message of God as they understood it. In the Union oval, Michael Woroniecki and his daughter Elizabeth held signs above their heads that read “Escape Hell, Believe Jesus, Not ‘church.’” Near the Education building men from the church of Gideon passed out small green Bibles. And at the same time, Ananda Vidya from an organic farm in West Virginia, shared about Hari-Krishna, or God in Sanskrit. “I think they might get a lot more people than we think,” Sarah Green, sophomore, said about all three visitors. “It might not seem like it in public, but I think people turn around and come back to them when no one’s around.” Green identifies herself as agnostic or “still figuring out what’s going on upstairs,” she said. She’s always been into expanding her literary and biblical knowledge about the world, Green said, after almost buying the Bhagavad-Gita, translated “The Song of God.” She didn’t have the cash to make a donation. But earlier in the day, she had taken a Bible from the Gideons. She threw it in her backpack to be with another Bible from last year that hadn’t left her bag, she said. BRIEF Candidates join to issue economic warning WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama issued a joint statement Wednesday night in which they said the American people are facing a moment of economic crisis. Moments before President Bush's scheduled address to the nation, the Republican and Democratic candidates said now is the time for both political By Courtney Flynn Reporter Fun recycling facts from A Recycling Revolution: Recycling has always been encouraged as a way to help the environment, but it also has its downfalls. The positives and the negatives of recycling have to be individually scaled by cities, states and regions, said Environmental Studies professor Holly Myers. One problem that people focus on with recycling are the emissions from the increasing amount of trucks used to pick up recycling, Myers said. However, this is not an established problem. To see if the recycling trucks have a negative impact on the environment, the amount being recycled and how much energy is being saved must be compared to the amount of emissions released by the truck, Myers said. Only then can a decision, for that specific Here are some interesting facts about recycling that many don’t consider when throwing out their trash: If one-tenth of newspapers used by Americans were recycled about 25 million trees are year could be saved. ■ Twice as much energy can be saved from recycling plastics as opposed to burning it. ■ The highest point in Ohio is Mount Rumpke, which is actually a sanitary landfill. ■ Motor oil can be re-refined and reused. ■ Every day the average American produces 4.4 pounds of solid waste. Added up this equals about a ton of trash per person, ■ DEITRICK HALE | THE BG NEWS area, be made on whether or not recycling is bringing more harm than good. According to the Bowling Green Recycling Web site, everyone is encouraged to recycle by either curbside pickup or by bringing recyclables directly to the center. Curbside pickup occurs weekly through either the city for residents or through commercial waste haulers for those living in apartments or mobile homes. Another possible problem See RECYCLING | Page 2 See RELIGION | Page 2 NATION Recycling causes environmental problems of its own BUNCHES OF BOTTLES: It is becoming apparent that the recycling effort can have its own drawbacks, cities will have to weigh pros and cons of truck emissions. All three groups had their texts. All three had their message. And all three also had their supporters and their dissenters. Senior Adam Krauter enjoyed talking to the men representing the Gideons. In fact, at around 11 a.m., he asked them to gather together so he could pray for their strength and that their words would fall on open ears, he said. Krauter, who spent most of the day cycling a stationary bike on the Union oval for the Sigma Nu fundraiser, said that he felt as if they were heartfelt and that they have a good message. “You have to be willing to learn,” he said. Their approach is more passive than Evangelical Christians, where they won’t speak unless people want to talk to them, Krauter said. “But if people cross the line, they’ll let them know,” he said. They would speak out about female students who were dressed immodestly in their opinion, he said. Vidya’s approach to telling the message of Krishna is from a Sanskrit parable. “To be more tolerant than a tree and more humble than a blade of grass,” he said. He gave out the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, a book of Indian spiritual wisdom, for donations. Vidya said they try to ask for ten dollars to pay for the cost of printing. The Woronieckis passed out tracks of their beliefs and a music CD of worship music their family parties to come together in the spirit of cooperation for the sake of the American people. They said the $700 billion plan the administration has proposed to bail out the financial industry is flawed, but that the effort to protect the U.S. economy must not fail. Bush has invited both candidates to a meeting at the White House on Thursday with congressional leaders to discuss solutions to the economic crisis. CAMPUS BRIEF Charles Gibson News Reporter for ABC’s “World News” ABC to come to University campus “World News with Charles Gibson” will be broadcasting live from Bowling Green State University on Tuesday, Oct. 7. As part of ABC’s “Great American Battleground Bus Tour,” Gibson and the World News news team will visit seven cities around the country in closely contested states, according to a press release. Gibson will co-anchor ABC’s coverage of the Presidential debate live from campus Tuesday night. Other cities include Orlando, Fla.; Valdosta, Fla.; Dayton; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Racine, Wisc. and Davenport, Iowa. VISIT BGNEWS.COM: NEWS, SPORTS, UPDATES, MULTIMEDIA AND FORUMS FOR YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE


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