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BGSU police have been called at least 10 times this past year because of students’ disruptions in classrooms. This past year there has been a lot of frustration by faculty on how the police can enter their class to serve a student with a warrant. “It causes an intimidating environment on how the police
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can come into the classrooms,” said Bill Albertini, assistant professor for the English department. James Wiegand, police chief, said out of his 10 years working on the force the past five years this issue has gained interest by faculty. “We try not to go into the classrooms, but wait for the students before or after class,” Wiegand said. “But we are bound by law to arrive at a classroom if called by
faculty or students.” Wiegand also added how the police must immediately get in contact with the student in any case of an emergency such as a death in the family. “We are requested to come into the classrooms to contact the student due to an emergency,” said Wiegand. The police are sometimes called by Student Life to deliver a letter to a student because of disciplinary problems.
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The once modern BGSU athletic facilities are showing their age | Page 6
BG Falcons stay undefeated in 2007 The women’s team wins eighth straight | Page 6 ECHO VARGAS | THE BG NEWS
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To stay or not to stay? That is the question Two opinion writers take differing stances with their views on the president’s new Iraq plan | Page 4
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Even with students knowing all the facts, many are still making mistakes | Page 4 Do you support President Bush’s new plan for Iraq?
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“No, I don’t. I think we should let them [Iraq] handle their own situation.,” | Page 4
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Community center fighting to make profit By Lisa Halverstadt and Kristen Schweitzer City News Editor and Reporter
The Bowling Green Training and Community Center on West Newton Road has offered workout equipment, bikes, belly dancing classes and even Dance Revolution since its opening in August 2005. But even these amenities couldn’t help the 79,000- square foot center make a profit this year. At yesterday’s city council meeting, Parks and Recreations Director Michelle Grigore announced the first full year of earnings for the rec center. The facility costs $500,000 to run but the facility has made just $245,000 in the past year, she told council. That means only 49 percent of the cost to run the facility is paid back in earnings. “I didn’t know what to expect as far as the first year of operation,” Grigore said. “ It’s OK though. I’d just like to see us closer to 60 percent.” She said she hopes the facility will reach 80 percent by 2010. Council member John Zanfardino said he’s not surprised by these numbers.
“No one expected it to break even or make money the first year,” Zanfardino said. Robert Callecod, the former director of parks and recreations for the city, was the person who really helped get the project going. He visited at least 50 similar community centers in Colorado and Ohio to plan the facility the city had been hoped to build since 1974, Grigore said. When she took her current job in 2005, workers were already laying the floors in the building. Immediately, it became Grigore’s responsibility to operate the center. But not all locals are happy with the facility as it is. At-large council member Terry Dunn, said he’s concerned about the facility’s location. “It might be difficult for younger kids or people walking to get to,” Dunn said. And according to Grigore, many residents want the center to have an indoor pool. To have this would’ve required at least another $4 million. The facility, which was fund-
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But the use of police action is Student Life’s last resort. “Off-campus students are really hard to find because they tend to give false local addresses or cell phone numbers,” said Jill Carr, interim assistant vice president Student Life. Carr said Student Life relies on the police to serve the letters because they have a larger staff. Michael Ginsburg, assistant dean of students, said Student Life goes through many steps to
contact the student before going to the police. “First we try to get the student’s report through the computer from BGSU police or city police,” Ginsburg said. The second step Student Life takes is the secretary looking up the student’s information on Facebook, and then send a brief summary through e-mail. Another issue that concerned
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Studying abroad worth every penny By Laura Lee Caracciolo Reporter
Education abroad programs attract over 400 BGSU students a year to countries ranging from Australia to Africa. In addition to paying for their general education, the students who choose to participate in the program are required to pay extra fees to cover the expenses of studying abroad. Although prices may increase, students are just pre-paying for activities they would have to pay for anyway once they are overseas. The fees for studying abroad include application fees to cover the administrative costs of a program, room and board fees associated with a particular program, group travel expenses which include costs to museums, events and local group transportation costs and in-country program expenses directly linked to academic goods and services such as classroom rental costs, books, supplies and guest lecturers, said Nicole Anderson, interim director of the education abroad program. The price varies from program to program and depends on whether the student chooses to go for a semester or during the summer. The cost is reviewed every year and is approved in the fall by the Board of Trustees, said Kathy DeBouver, secretary of the continuing and extended education department. Anderson explained why the education abroad fees increase or decrease from year to year. “Reductions in fees
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may reflect efforts by program directors to reduce program costs to minimize financial barriers to study abroad. Increases in fees may reflect increased expenses passed along by partnering institutions overseas.” Sue Sidor, of the GermanRussian department, noted that the Salzburg programs haven’t increased significantly. “Any changes that have occurred are due to the decreasing value of the American dollar when converted to Euros,” Sidor said. “These program fees are a necessary part of providing students with the outstanding opportunity to take courses towards their degree at BGSU while living in a foreign country,” Anderson said. “The university strives to keep associated costs as low as possible while providing students with an exceptional educational experience.”
Boy born from embryo found in Katrina aftermath By Janet McConnaughey The Associated Press
COVINGTON, La. — Rescued from a great flood while he was just a frozen embryo in liquid nitrogen, a baby boy entered the world yesterday and was named after the most famous flood survivor of them all, Noah. Noah Benton Markham — 8 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces — was born to 32-year-old Rebekah Markham by Caesarean section after growing from an embryo that nearly defrosted in a sweltering hospital during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “All babies are miracles. But we have some special miracles,” said Wanda Stogner, a cousin of Markham’s. Relatives gathered around New Orleans police officer Glen Markham as the proud 42-year-old father carried the tiny blanket-wrapped bundle topped by a pink-and-blue cap out of the operating room at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. For a few seconds he tried to make them guess whether the baby was a boy or a girl. Then he announced, “It’s a boy!” to an eruption of cheers
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BLESSED OUTCOME: Rebekah Markham kisses her new son Noah Benton Markham after the birth at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La., yesterday. Rebekah Markham was pregnant with an embryo that was rescued from a hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
and applause. Two weeks after Katrina hit, law officers used flat-bottom boats to rescue the Markhams’ embryos and some 1,400 other ones stored in tanks of coolant at New Orleans’ Lakeland Hospital. The tanks had been topped off with liquid nitrogen and moved from the first floor to
the third as the storm drew near, but the hurricane swamped the hospital with 8 feet of water and knocked out the electricity. The Markhams had decided if their baby was a girl, she would be named Hannah Mae, Hannah meaning “God has favored us.” A boy would be named after the biblical builder of the Ark — an idea that came from Rebekah Markham’s sister-in-law. “That is the best name!” said Ramon Pyrzak, lab director for the Fertility Institute of New Orleans, where the Markhams created embryos from their sperm and eggs after nearly a decade of inability to have a baby. Noah’s older brother, 2year-old Glen Witter “Witt” Markham Jr., whose embryo was created at the same time as Noah’s but implanted immediately in 2003, stood on his mother’s hospital bed and leaned forward to give the baby a gentle kiss. “So soft!” Witt said. If the embryos had thawed, each woman who wanted another baby would have
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faculty was their obligation to point out to police the student they are looking for. “Don’t the students have right to privacy because if a parent calls me about their child’s grades I can’t tell them,” said Albertini. Wiegand said a faculty member is obligated to inform the officer who the student is. “If the professor knows the student he or she must point out the student if asked,” said Wiegand. But if the faculty member acts like he or she doesn’t know who the student is, they are committing obstruction.
The End Zone Bar on East Wooster Street reported broken into Sunday night. Eight bottles of liquor and cash from behind the bar was taken. The bar’s rear door, door knob, jukebox and Ms. Pac Man game were damaged. 11:07 A.M.
Garbage truck reported to have hit a silver Honda parked on South Summit Street. 12:01 P.M.
Passenger side window of a vehicle parked on Napoleon Road reported busted, causing $250 in damage. 12:31 P.M.
Snowboard, boots and helmet reported taken from a Troup Avenue home sometime around Christmas.
Confusing smoking ban rules clarified
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South Grove Street resident reported receiving harassing phone calls.
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Napoleon Road resident called to report that someone may have tried to enter her apartment. She told police she heard her door alarm go off and when she walked to the front door, she saw that it was open. There did not appear to be any damage to the door and nothing was missing from the apartment. Police were unable to locate anyone in the area. RYAN EVANS | THE BG NEWS
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had to undergo another expensive round of fertility drugs, egg harvesting and in vitro fertilization. Rebekah Markham estimated her first pregnancy cost $12,000. “It’s amazing that he was frozen,” Glen Markham said as he gazed through the nursery window at the squalling newborn. “I thought the only thing you could freeze was a crab. You freeze a crab and defrost it, and it’ll come back to life.”
Religious preference considered for oaths
BRIEF BG NEWS WIRE SOURCES As of yesterday, at least 3,026 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,428 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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RALEIGH, N.C. — A lawsuit filed by the ACLU and a Muslim woman seeking the use of the Quran or other non-Christian texts in addition to the Bible for courtroom oaths should be allowed to go forward, the state Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. A trial court dismissed the lawsuit in December 2005, saying there was no controversy that warranted litigation. The threejudge appeals panel disagreed but did not comment on the merits of the case. The lawsuit, filed in July 2005, claims the state law that says witnesses must take an oath on the Bible is unconstitutional because it favors Christianity over other religions. State law allows witnesses preparing to testify in court to take their oath by laying a hand over a “Holy Scriptures,” by saying “so
“The government ... must allow all individuals of faith to be sworn in on the holy text that is in accordance with their faith.” Jennifer Rudinger | ACLU help me God” without the use of a religious book, or by an affirmation using no religious symbols. Plaintiff Sydiah Mateen claims she had a request to place her hand on the Quran denied in 2003. Several Jewish members of the North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union also have said they would prefer to swear upon the Hebrew Bible, one of the religious texts of their faith,
Chief Judge John Martin wrote in the appeal panel’s unanimous decision. In a phone interview yesterday, Mateen, 42, said she felt that courts should have at least the three major religious texts in today’s world. She said, “If it was a Quran in the courtroom and a Christian was in there, would they want to testify on a holy Quran?” “The government cannot favor one set of religious values over another and must allow all individuals of faith to be sworn in on the holy text that is in accordance with their faith,” said Jennifer Rudinger, director of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The issue surfaced after Muslims from the Al-Ummil Ummat Islamic Center in Greensboro tried to donate copies of the Quran to Guilford County’s two courthouses. Two Guilford judges declined to accept the texts, saying an oath on the Quran is not a legal oath under state law.
Disciplinary process Steps Student Life takes to contact student for disciplinary action:
Look up the student’s information on the computer from BGSU police and city police. ■ Secretary looks up student’s information on Facebook. ■ Send brief summary about contacting Student Life through bgnet e-mail account. ■ Then call police to deliver the disciplinary letter to contact Student Life to the student before or after class. ■
CENTER From Page 1 ed through a collaboration between the Ohio Army National Guard, Wood County Board of MRDD and the city of Bowling Green, already set the group back $10 million in building costs. The pool many residents desire would require public funding or taxes, Grigore said. Even though some community members are turned-off by the lack of a pool, residents, including university faculty, who frequent the University Recreation Center, can save money by switching to the new facility. An annual pass to the Student Rec Center costs faculty members $290 per person and community members $350 per person. However the price for an annual membership at the Bowling Green Training and Community Center only costs $175 per person. The facility also offers family plans as well. Grigore said she hopes residents and students realize it’s rare to have a facility like this in a small town like Bowling Green. “I think it’s just an awesome facility for BG,” she said. “People should just come out and take a tour.” Both city resident Steve Newsted and BGSU junior Erica Chubb have heard of center. Newsted uses it and Chubb doubts she ever will. Chubb said she finds the Student Rec Center is more convenient for students. But to townspeople, BGTCC is just what they need. “It’s a nice, new place with lots of equipment,” Newsted said. For more information about the facility or sign up for workout classes online, check out www.bgohio.org/parks-andrecreation.
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Student film seeks legendary Skunk Ape in Florida By Curtis Morgan MCT
MIAMI â€” The scene: the Everglades, mysterious in the darkness. Four college kids, armed only with a night-vision camera, trudge through palmetto thicket, guided by a snake-booted man who claims to have had multiple encounters with the stateâ€™s most elusive creature. They seek a half-man, halfsimian, fully reeking legend known as the Skunk Ape. A curious rustling draws them closer. Nervous patter. Closer. What is making those sounds? Closer. Suddenly, a blinding flash, screams and ... This is not some cheesy monster movie. Itâ€™s the real experience of Florida International University film students who spent months on the trail of one of the shaggiest tales in folklore â€” the Skunk Ape, aka Floridaâ€™s Bigfoot. What they found in â€œFootprints,â€? a brisk and engaging documentary completed last month for a class project, wonâ€™t rewrite anthropology texts. Turns out that unsettling flash came from an automatic
camera set up by their guide to record what a skeptical world still awaits â€” ironclad evidence of the existence of the Skunk Ape, Yeti, Sasquatch and other hulking, hairy relations. â€œWe looked and we looked and, of course, we didnâ€™t find anything. We came to the conclusion that itâ€™s a myth,â€? said Romy Santana, one of eight seniors who teamed on the film. And yet after much digging, talks with claimed witnesses, interviews with scholars of Bigfoot lore and other experts, theyâ€™re not dismissPATRICK FARRELL | MCT ing every believer as hoaxer MOVIE-MAKING: Florida International University film students Claudia Echeverria, from or wacko either. â€œThere are a lot of things left, Kallie Burke, Maria Delgado, Kirmaya Cevallos and Luis Vale work to recreate a scene as going on in the Everglades, part of their documentary about Floridaâ€™s legendary Bigfoot known as the â€œSkunk Ape.â€? a lot of reports of smells and sightings and a whole bunch of the mysterious, much-ana- culated about a Bigfoot in things,â€? Santana said. â€œWho are lyzed Port Myakka photos of Everglades National Park, poswe to say because we didnâ€™t see 2000 depicting an orangutan- sibly held under government it, it doesnâ€™t exist? Maybe there ish beast hunkered behind saw guard. Still, the students confessed to palmetto. is something out there.â€? In 1997, a flurry of reports knowing squat about Sasquatch At least in the public imagiemerged from the Big Cypress when they started. nation. The project began when Bert Several Web sites about â€œcryp- National Preserve, including a tozoologyâ€? â€” that being the supposed sighting by a busload Delgado, an associate professor of film at FIU, teamed them for study of supernatural creatures of British tourists. In the 1970s, the infamous a final test before graduating â€” chronicle steady sightings. Most recently, there was Green Chimp apparently â€” make a movie, anything from 2004â€™s Green Swamp Ape epi- stalked south Broward County. a music video or a thriller to a sode in the Panhandle and A decade earlier, rumors cir- documentary.
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DALLAS â€” As families begin filling out college financial aid forms this month, they do so with the hope that the new Democrat-controlled Congress will follow through on its promise to make paying for college less expensive. As part of its promised first 100 hours of the new Congress, Democrats introduced the College Student Relief Act of 2007, which would cut interest rates on federal student loans in half for middle-class borrowers. â€œThe cost of higher education
has skyrocketed,â€? Rep. George Miller, the new chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, said in a letter last week to colleagues. â€œOver the last five years, tuition at public colleges and universities increased by 35 percent. This represents the highest increase in any fiveyear period since 1976.â€? To pay for it, more students are relying on loans, he said. â€œIn fact, loans now represent over half of all college aid to undergraduate students,â€? said Miller, D-Calif. You can get a FAFSA form by phone from the Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243, or at fafsa.ed.gov.
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“Thank you to every American who has not sued me so far.” — Sacha Baron Cohen, celebrating his Golden Globe for best actor for his film Borat, from Time.com.
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Do you support President Bush’s new plan for Iraq?
“No. I haven’t really supported Bush from the beginning.”
“I don’t necessarily. I don’t support war in general.”
“I guess I’ll support it. If that’s what we have to do to get out of there faster.”
“No. I don’t think anyone should be over there at this point.”
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Bush’s plan leads down the wrong path ANDREW HERMAN OPINION COLUMNIST
President Bush has changed his ideas on the war in Iraq. He finally listened to the American people and changed the course. If he was planning to “stay the course” forever, then the United States of America would be staying in Iraq forever. A few weeks ago President Bush said there would be no glorious declaration of victory on the deck of a mighty warship. So then what would you call his speech on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2006? Was that not a declaration of victory? Did the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign mean nothing? It seems that our President changes the way he looks at this war more often than the tem-
peratures change here in BG. President Bush also made some really stupid quotes in his speech: “They have done everything we have asked them to do,” making reference to the 3,276 dead soldiers. If we are asking them to be mutilated, dismembered and tortured, then we are no better than the fascist dictator we removed from that country. In outlining the new Iraq strategy, President Bush said, “The new strategy I will outline tonight will change America’s course in Iraq.” Finally he realizes that staying the course in Iraq will set the world on a course for war, disaster, unrest and will allow more dictators like Hussein to come into power. The President also outlined plans to give the Iraqi forces control of security in Baghdad. I have said it for about two years now: The Iraqis have the keys to their front door, now let them defend it. President Bush states the new government in Iraq will take
responsibility for security in all of Iraq’s providences by November, now that sounds like the start of an exit strategy. That’s something that we have needed for three years now. The President also said, “If the Iraqi government does not follow through on its promises, it will lose the support of the American people.” And according to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll, 63 percent of Americans already say that our President is not doing a good job on everything; not just the war, everything. Bush stated America will focus more of our efforts on ending the Iranian’s support of the insurgents. We will end Iran’s training of insurgents and other terrorist organizations inside Iraq. By saying that, it sounds like he is giving himself a reason to invade Iran. Sure, let’s spread more troops across the Middle East. Let’s kill more soldiers; let’s waste more of our resources on a war that has been going on for two thousand years. What makes us think we can
succeed where others have failed? What has changed since Desert Storm? “If we increase our troops at this crucial moment, we can hasten the day of the withdrawal of our troops.” It’s about darn time we hasten to that day. The crucial moment passed about four or five months ago when the Iraqis held free elections. We should have been on our way out, when their new government was on its way in. “Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility falls directly on me.” What did he say, did he say that he has made mistakes? Did he say that it was his fault? A president that takes responsibility for his actions! That has not happened sine Nixon resigned the office. The next thing that should be said about the war: “Let’s bring them home.”
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Leaving Iraq now means losing Iraq SARAH BARNES OPINION COLUMNIST
After 9/11, Americans were in shock while watching the horrifying images played on every news station in the country. Thousands were personally involved when they lost loved ones, while millions were left to wonder what had just occurred. Many wanted nothing more than to catch the terrorists who inflicted so much pain on this country, and prevent it from ever happening again. But when President Bush ordered more troops to the Middle East, most of America
was in disagreement. President Bush addressed the nation last week, announcing the deployment of over 20,000 more troops to Iraq. The violence among Iraqi citizens is causing the newly established government to fall apart and is completely destroying America’s strategy to pull its troops out. There are protestors around the country who are upset, thinking we have been overseas too long. If we leave a war zone before our job is finished, we will be known as quitters, and America is stronger than that. In a recent showing of “Face the Nation,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke about a possible request for a $100 billion emergency budget for Iraq and Afghanistan. She gave the hint that the Democrats would deny
this request if President Bush sent more troops overseas. Bush took part in the Iraq Study Group, and after countless hours of deliberation, still believes we should stay in Iraq to get the job finished. I have faith in my president, and in this cause. Actions against our cause in Iraq are going to bring down the wall of defense we have taken so long to build back up. There have even been protests against our troops in Iraq, where people have given soilders horrible labels like “murderers.” This is not Vietnam; there is no draft, and all our troops have volunteered. The biggest misconception is when people believe our troops were forced into duty, or manipulated to join the service by the government.
These brave souls have willingly gone into the armed forces and have left loved ones behind. It would not be fair to destroy what they have worked so hard to accomplish, just to satisfy the wants of protestors. If our Commander-in-Chief didn’t believe staying in Iraq would enhance America’s security, he would not keep our military there. President Bush continues to back the troops in every effort they make in the Middle East, and he would not turn his back on them now. Rather than constantly putting down the president of our country, why aren’t Americans considering the positive effects of the War on Terror? We are well on the way to stabilizing a country where terrorist regimes can be stopped from forming.
MARTEL WHITE | BG NEWS ILLUSTRATOR
If sending over 20,000 more troops to Iraq means one more step in preventing another 9/11, then I completely back my president in every decision he makes. If this means having my military family members overseas for longer periods at a time, then I know they will serve their
country with pride. They will continue to support all efforts to keep you safe, even if you continue to not support them.
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LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX
Knowing about ‘safe sex’ doesn’t mean you’re ready to take the plunge CHANDRA NIKLEWSKI OPINION COLUMNIST
Safe sex is boring. Before you all go throwing your condoms out the window or flushing your birth control pills, let me explain. I was told by a very smart colleague that, “the number one way to get people to not read your article is to talk about safe sex.” So we won’t talk about it yet. But if most of you have the ability to be safe, then why are so many students getting pregnant or dealing with sexually transmitted infections? It’s because minimizing those consequences doesn’t only depend on how physically safe you are, but how smart you are
about being emotionally safe. I have airbags in my car, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to drive into a wall. Sexuality is more than just the physical act. It involves an emotional readiness being ignored by people today out of the need to ‘grow up,’ but it’s much more adult to make a decision regarding sex using your head and your heart. Are you really ready to make a decision about sex? How can you tell? If you paused to think about the first question, you just answered the second. You might be ready. Jumping to a quick ‘yes’ means you’re a bit too eager to be able to use good judgment when the opportunity arises, pun intended. Don’t panic if you think I’ve just told you that you’ll be a mental virgin forever. Try again. Here is a list of well known
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words: penis, vagina, breasts, nipples, clitoris, anus. Did you flinch? Giggle? Maybe you turned red or looked over your shoulder to see if anyone saw you reading naughty words. You should probably not do that when you get to see those parts on another person. Here’s a final test. It’s one I plan on putting my daughter through. Go to a store and buy a pack of condoms if you’re a girl and a pregnancy test if you’re a guy. Don’t buy anything else and go to the longest checkout line with an older cashier of the opposite sex. If you can get through the line without trying to hide what you’re holding from the other people in the store and can buy your item with as much calm as if you were buying a pack of chewing gum, congratulations. You have the maturity and know how to trust a decision you make regarding sex. This includes the decision to
not have sex. The National College Risk Behavior Survey shows 84 percent of college males and 88 percent of college females were not virgins as of 1997. A more recent survey in 2002 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates a significant drop in those percentages among college freshmen to 64 percent and 68 percent, respectively. If you’re going to lose your virginity, make sure you won’t want it back in a month. And remember, if you’ve lost your virginity, it doesn’t mean you’ve hung an ‘Open for Business’ sign around your neck. If it felt wrong the first time, give it some thought before having sex again. I’m not coming at you from a moral high ground. In fact I lost my virginity to the first nice boy who picked me up in the parking lot after a great party when I was
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18 years old. Don’t worry, though. He was a gentleman. He offered me hot dogs afterward. I enjoyed it. Sex doesn’t have to be between man and wife to be meaningful. A piece of paper and a ceremony planned months in advance doesn’t miraculously make a person ready to have sex. I’m sure the nearly 40 percent of 15-year-olds marrying in Africa right now would agree. And marriage doesn’t keep you safe from everything. 20 percent of women who have abortions are married as reported by the 2003 survey of The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. A marriage certificate also doesn’t guarantee sexual health. Waiting until marriage should be a choice, not a rule applied to people who all have different readiness factors.
Sex before marriage doesn’t mean you’re definitely going to get an STI and not all single women have abortions. I didn’t. Regardless of who you choose to have sex with, it has to be meaningful for you, not your parents or your friends. So go ahead and make your choices, but be smart. Be sure you want to have sex when you finally do. If your partner is pressuring you, she’s not ready. And the idea that you’ll get naked with someone to prove you love them is about as antiquated a thought as physical exams to prove a woman is a virgin on her wedding night. Be smart, be safe, and listen to yourself because sex with the right person for you when you’re ready is far from boring.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Working hard for the money
Lookin’ for ladies: We need a staff After taking on the position of editor of Not News, I noticed a few things that bothered me: For starters, I expected to get just a little more respect around the news room- or at least for the tarring and feathering to stop. But sadly, everyone else that works here doesn’t think that the Not News is a “professional,” “smart” or “real” section of the paper. Other than the nonexistent change in love and respect, I actually got to find out who really works for the Not News. I have to say, I was surprised to find out who my staff was. In the however many decades the comedy section of the paper has been in print, there has never been a single female writer for this section.
MATT MAUK NOT NEWS EDITOR It may be because girls would rather work for the Pulse, but I find it hard to believe that there are no funny ladies on campus. . . .Unless you’re a Women’s Studies major. Then you really aren’t funny. Usually just angry and carrying pepper spray, which let me tell you, that stuff burns like a mother. But all that aside, I should get back to the point of this article. The fact is, you womenfolk should write with the charming and debonaire men of the Not News team.
You may be asking yourself: “Am I funny enough?”or “What about sexual harassment lawsuits?” Let me assure you, the Not News staff has zero tolerance for sexual harassment whiners . . . Just kidding. I’d rather not go to court again. In case you were too disgusted to read though the beginning of this article, let me sum up what’s going on: One Not News editor looking for female humor columnist, who enjoys long walks on the beach and Taco Bell at two in the morning. English optional. And to all you Women’s Studies majors: Love you lots. Matt (email@example.com. edu) is waiting for applications.
Working a day to day job is starting to get harder for college students. The job market is shrinking, minimum wage has increased and immigrants have found more creative means to get into the country (apparently catapults weren’t good enough). For guys like me, it’s hard enough to find a job, what with prostitution being illegal. I think that the biggest problem with college kids is that, most of the time, we have no idea what to do at key points in the hiring process. Thankfully, though, my mother works in the employment industry, and, thus, I know everything there is to know about it. So, I’ll try to impart some of my knowledge to you. Your resume, much like a tumor growing out of your forehead, is the first thing an employer is going to notice. First of all, when making your resume, make sure to put things you want someone to see. If an employer sees your previous job experience as “fake ghost pirate,” they may look down at you. Also, when searching for a job, don’t think you’re going to find your perfect job from the start. Instead of scanning through the want ads for the words “video games,” “booze,” or “sitting on your big, white, pimply behind,” try and find a job that you have skills for. Do you enjoy reading? Look for a library assistant opening. Is a terrible case of obsessive-compulsive disorder bugging you? A secretarial job might be right up your alley. You need to use what you’ve got going for you. When it comes to your first
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interview with your employer, try and “dress to impress” as the voices in my head say. A nice button-up shirt and pressed slacks are always a good choice. Just because you have an awesome Batman costume doesn’t mean everyone’s going to be impressed by it. One big thing to try and avoid is using any drugs before the interview. Interviewers don’t like it when you eat all of the candy on their desk and tell them to stare at the blue giraffe floating outside the window. Also, make sure to ask the right questions about the job. Questions like “What’s the dress code” and “What are my hours” are fine, but try not to ask “What does the job pay” or “If a tree falls on a mime, does he make a sound?” They might not see you as hirable material after that. On the first day, be sure to come to work in your proper work attire, whether that is a shirt and tie, a monogrammed hat and polo, or a banana costume. Make sure to acknowledge your boss and any people in the business that are more important than you. Remember the golden rule: Butt-kissing begins from day one. Also, don’t be so happy to leave. When the clock strikes five, don’t go running out of the office
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SIDELINES SPORTS FACILITIES: PART TWO OF THREE | THE PRESENT
WOMEN’S B-BALL Falcons continue to rise in standings The latest USA Today/ESPN Top-25 Coaches Poll has the BG women’s basketball team moving up one spot, to No. 17 in the nation. Tuesday’s ranking is the highest in both school and Mid-American Conference history.
Shadows of old times
Sports facilities that were once modern are now weathered and in need of renovation
By Chris Voloschuk Reporter
Men’s Basketball: at Miami [OH]; 7:30 p.m.
In roughly four decades of service, BGSU’s major sports facilities have weathered the wear and tear of both athletic competition and time itself. Anderson Arena/Memorial Hall, Warren Stellar Field, Doyt Perry Stadium and the BG Ice Arena were built in
OUR CALL On the way up Sammy Sosa: Props to Slammin’ Sammy for somehow convincing the Rangers organization he was worth anything more than $50 and a case of beer.
On the way down Texas Rangers: Sosa was rejected by teams in Japan, but is close to finding a home in Texas. How desperate are the Rangers for a right-handed hitter?
Falcons beat RedHawks to win eighth straight, remain undefeated in ‘07 By Colin Wilson Assistant Sports Editor
Chris Webber (below) is set to make his Pistons debut today against the Utah Jazz. He won’t be the youngest guy on the court, but here are the top five reasons Cavs fans should be concerned about the new-look Pistons. 1. Rebounds: Webber was bringing down over eight rebounds per game for Philadelphia this season, which will do nicely for the Wallace-less Pistons. 2. Scoring: Webber is averaging over 21 points per game during his career and 11 per game this season. 3. Leadership: He’s not exactly a “Tom Bradytype” field general on the court, but his experience and veteran demeanor should have a positive effect on the Pistons.
4. No more Nazr:
5. Welcome home: A Detroit native, Webber’s popularity around the state (what was left of it anyway) didn’t indicate that the Pistons would be his first choice, but his decision to sign with Detroit has fans saying, “welcome home.”
See FACILITIES | Page 7 BRYAN WINDSOR | THE BG NEWS
Pistons fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief that Nazr Mohammed will no longer be counted on for rebounds and scoring.
the late 1950s and all the way through the late 60s to serve both the increasing student body and the needs of the different teams occupying the buildings. One of the big ideas behind the four structures was to create a modern sports environment for players and fans (as in the case of Stellar Field), or to not
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AIR FLYNN: BG’s Amber Flynn (right) goes up for a lay-in over Miami defender Jaclyn Leininger. Flynn scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in last night’s BG win.
OXFORD, Ohio — As the MidAmerican Conference season continues, the BG women’s basketball team is receiving some tough competition. A 64-56 win over Miami University did not come easy for the Falcons, as they struggled from both the field and the foul line all game. They shot 52 percent from the foul line and 39 percent from the field in another dogfight on the road. “Tonight I think it just showed how much of a grind it is in MAC play on the road,” said BG coach Curt Miller. The RedHawks gave BG all it could handle in the first half — there were six lead changes as Miami tried its best to take advantage of 19 missed shots. The RedHawks had a hard time though, missing 21 shots of their own and trailed BG 30-27 at the half. In the second half, BG got a break to go their way when Amanda Jackson, who had 21 points in the game, committed her fourth foul of the evening with 9:39 still on the clock, limiting her minutes. BG took advantage. A Megan Thorburn lay-up with 3:56 remaining pushed the Falcons’ lead to 56-41. Still, Miami was relentless. Jackson hit a 3-pointer and Miami guard Jenna Schone hit a two more 3-pointers of her own to help pull within four points with 37 seconds remaining. BG held strong though, making four free throws in eight tries and getting three straight defensive stops to end the game.
Ali Mann led the way for BG with 18 points. She also pulled down nine rebounds and hit a key 3-point shot in the second half. While Jackson was stuffing the stat sheet for Miami with five rebounds and four steals to go with her 21 points, Schone turned in a great night as well with 18. Amber Flynn scored 14 points to go along with seven rebounds and a steal. The inside presence was important as the Falcons went 3-15 from behind the arc. “Considering the outside was not as well as we wanted it to be, inside was very important and I just wanted to contribute any way I could,” Flynn said. Liz recorded her third double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She also stood out defensively with four blocks and two steals. The past two games have not been easy for BG, as the team wants to get back to playing the way they did in their first three MAC contests. “The last two games we have not shot or executed very well, and in the grand scheme of things this is not championship basketball that we’re playing right now,” Miller said. BG will hope to recover from their shooting woes in the friendly confines of Anderson Arena this Saturday against Central Michigan. Miller and his team know they have to play better if they want to succeed nationally. “We have big plans, we have big dreams,” Miller said. “We know that we’re going to have to play better than this if we’re going to get close to fulfilling some of those dreams.”
Saints coach keeps dream season in perspective By Brett Martel The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS — Sean Payton barely cracked a smile as he incited bursts of laughter around him. The subject was the New Orleans Saints’ lack of playoff experience, and how they overcame that to beat Philadelphia in an NFC second-round playoff game last Saturday night. Payton mentioned rookie guard Jahri Evans, who was drafted out of Bloomsburg, a Division II college, last spring. “It was probably his best
game of the year,” Payton said of Evans’ blocking against the Eagles. “So his postseason experience against East Stroudsburg was pretty good.” Payton exudes the air of an allbusiness disciplinarian, but he had to have a sense of humor to think he could stay sane as a rookie head coach in New Orleans. When he took the job, the Saints were a mess, and because of Hurricane Katrina, so was their home city. If there was anything attractive about starting one’s head coaching career here, it was that the Saints had nowhere to go but up. Still, few could have envisioned
Payton taking this franchise to never-before-seen heights in his first season; their game in Chicago on Sunday marks their first appearance in an NFC title game since the franchise’s inception in 1967. The Saints had gone 3-13 in 2005 and prognosticators universally picked them to finish at the bottom of the NFC South Division, even after they lucked out and got Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush in the draft. There was still uncertainty about the health of new quarterback Drew Brees and running
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VICTORY: Saints coach Sean Payton celebrates the team’s win Sunday.
Blue Jackets snap losing skid, claim overtime win over Blackhawks The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Jason Chimera scored at 2:31 of overtime to give Columbus a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night that snapped the Blue Jackets’ four-game losing streak. Chimera beat Nikolai Khabibulin between the legs with a shot from the right circle to complete a 2-on-1 break. Sergei Fedorov, Rostislav Klesla, Joe Motzko and Fredrik Modin scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets, who trailed 3-1 in the second period but rallied to take a 4-3 lead late in regulation. Motzko’s goal was his first in the NHL. Bryan Smolinski had two goals for Chicago. His second, with 1:33 left in regulation, forced overtime. Patrick Sharp and Jim Vandermeer also scored in regulation for Chicago, which lost its seventh straight (0-6-1). Chicago blew a 3-1 lead for the second straight game. Columbus tied it late in the second period when Klesla and Motzko scored 1:20 apart. The Blackhawks failed on their three power-play chances and have converted only 3 of the past 47 advantages. Khabibulin made 13 saves in his 19th consecutive start. Fredrik Norrena started in goal for Columbus, but was pulled for the second straight game after allowing three goals on 15 shots. Ty Conklin replaced him at 9:12 of the second period and permitted one goal on 13 shots. Conklin relieved Norrena at the start of the second in the Blue Jackets’ 4-1 loss to Nashville on Saturday after Norrena gave up three goals on nine shots. Fedorov, who had missed three games with an elbow injury, opened the scoring 4:25 in. Sharp tied it 23 seconds later, jamming in a rebound of his shot from the left circle between Norrena’s pads. Smolinski gave Chicago a 2-1 lead at 4:37 of the second. Vandermeer’s first goal of the season made it 3-1 at 9:12. Klesla beat Khabibulin high on the glove side with a 55-foot shot with 4:58 left in the second — four seconds after a Chicago penalty expired — to cut it to 3-2 Motzko, playing his 10th NHL game, fooled Khabibulin with a wrist shot to tie it 1:20 later. Modin scored with 5:56 left in regulation to give Columbus a 4-3 lead, but Smolinski’s second goal tied it again.
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FACILITIES From Page 6 only be modern, but have a contemporary look (such as the Ice Arena). Memorial Hall/Anderson, Doyt Perry and the Ice Arena were also built to house classes and the ROTC, making these places important parts of the BG experience. What many are wondering now is whether or not these once modern examples of sports structures still hold their own in 2007. With a firm grip on the past of these different facilities, those involved in BG athletics begin to look at where they stand right now. The oldest of the four, Anderson Arena, has undergone some renovation since its completion in 1960, but has stayed the same in many ways since that time. Men’s basketball coach Dan Dakich and women’s basketball coach Curt Miller give Anderson mixed but similar reviews. “From a fan stand-point, [Anderson’s] the best place to watch a basketball game in the country,” Dakich said. “There are no bad seats.” Miller also commented that the game night atmosphere is great, and there is a tremendous homecourt advantage for the Falcons. But when the teams aren’t playing and the fans are done screaming, Anderson Arena becomes a little less desirable. At the end of 2006, the offices in the arena were being renovated, but other problems still exist, such as a very leaky roof. The major problem, one that is a common thread through each of these facilities, is the way these old building looks to potential recruits. According to Miller, the building and its amenities don’t help in recruiting, with the kids liking a newer looking arena. “There’s no ‘wow’ factor in the recruiting process,” Miller said. “We’re not up to speed, including in our own conference.” When it comes to the quality of the fan viewing experience, Warren Stellar Field is thought of in much the same way as Anderson Arena. For baseball coach Danny Schmitz, the playing surface, grounds crew and the quality of seating are all positives of the field. Stellar has undergone several renovations since being built and has seen two increases in seating capacity as well as a new press box. There have also
PAYTON From Page 6 back Deuce McAllister, both coming off of major reconstructive surgeries in the offseason. There were questions about whether either could operate effectively behind a relatively inexperienced offensive line comprised of guys like Evans and Jon Stinchcomb, who had never started. And the best solution the Saints could come up with to address their trouble stopping the run was a new linebacker corps of role players in Mark Simoneau, Scott Shanle and Scott Fujita, who weren’t getting the opportunities they wanted with their old teams. Even Payton, who replaced half the roster, had little idea of how good the Saints could be as they went into their season opener.
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ON ICE: The BG Ice Arena has been the home of the Falcon hockey team for 40 years, but many fans and athletic boosters feel it’s time the arena underwent dramatic change.
been recent efforts to get the grass replaced in the outfield. Once again, the issue of recruiting and staying with the rest of the MAC surfaces. “The playing surface is as good as anybody’s,” Schmitz said. “But, it’s getting tougher to recruit. Central Michigan and Kent State have multi-million dollar facilities. We need a better facility to stay in the upper echelon [of the MAC].” Down the way from Stellar Field is arguably the biggest sport at BG, football, and Doyt Perry Stadium. Built in 1967, the Doyt has undergone a number of renovations inside and out, the most current being the brand new Sebo Center, slated to open this year. To football coach Gregg Brandon, the stadium currently has a certain homey feel to it, but some changes need to take place. “It’s old,” Brandon said. “It needs to be renovated. If BG wants to become the upper echelon of the MAC, the facilities have to be a part of that.” Does the homey feel of the Doyt help the stadium stack up next to the other MAC schools? “We’re on par with a lot of MAC teams,” Brandon said. “We’re right there, but we need to step up. We want the Doyt to be a place the opposition doesn’t want to play in.” With so many mixed reactions to the current make up of BG’s major facilities and their status among other MAC schools, the athletic department has begun looking into the possibility of major renovations or rebuilding. On June 13, 2006, Greg Christopher was hired to be BG’s athletic director. One of the main reasons he was hired was for his strengths as a revenue generator,
bringing in money for school athletics. He helped raise millions of dollars for athletics at his assistant AD job at Purdue University, and also helped in getting new sports facilities built there. As of now, Christopher is planning to do much of the same at BG. The first step will be to evaluate the needs of the different athletic programs and come up with a clear plan. “We’re hiring a sports architecture firm to help us come up with a facility master plan,” Christopher said. “We’re then going to get everybody [athletic department staff and the coaches] around the table to discuss what needs to be done. The plan will go over the course of 20 years.” Christopher also understands the importance of keeping up with the rest of the MAC. “The sports architecture firm will also be going out to other institutions and getting reports on the conditions of their facilities, and seeing where we measure up,” Christopher said. When it comes to the current state of BG’s athletic facilities, there is a noticeable mix of good
“For me as a first-year head coach coming out of training camp, you’re just anxious to start the schedule to see how you stack up,” Payton said. “You really don’t know.” Payton did have an advantage in promoting hard work, attention to detail and a team concept. He could point to the fans — people looking for a symbol of hope and renewal as they struggled to rebuild their lives and their city. “It is unique and different than the normal opportunity as an NFL head coach,” Payton said. “It’s something that you find a little bit more fulfilling than I have in my career at any time as a coach, because you know how important it is. The NFL has great fans throughout this league in the various cities where the teams are located, but this situation here is different. I don’t know how else to describe it.”
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and bad. While the homey, storied features of the buildings still exist, their decreasing appeal to potential recruits and their lack of modern amenities take away from their overall appearance and good-standing. While there are no certainties when it comes to the athletic facilities and possible changes today, there are ideas out there as to where they could be headed in the future. The “master plan” is currently being put into place.
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!BARTENDING! up to $300/day No exp. necessary. Training provided. Call 800-965-6520 ext. 174. $$$! Findlay Art Photographer and member of Findlay Art League is looking for a body builder, classical dancer, or gymnast to model on a continuing basis. 419.424.1448. Babysitter needed for 1yr. old child. 1 block from campus. Wage neg. Pt. time, reliable. Call 419-409.0527 Driving help needed for busy mom. Must have own car. firstname.lastname@example.org. T., Th., Sun. Now hiring dancers. No experience necessary. Must be 18 years old. 419-332-2279 after 8 pm. Bonuses Available.
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Child care in my Perrysburg home. Must be reliable, non-smoker, have dep. trans. & an excellent driving record. Tues. & Thurs. days and/or Fri. days. email email@example.com Infant/Toddler TeacherBowling Green Center WSOS Community Action Commission, a community based organization focused on the human service needs of the disadvantaged is seeking a qualified individual to be responsible for the care and supervision of an infant/toddler classroom in compliance with all policies, procedures, licensing and funding requirements. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with course work in Infant Toddler or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA). Required Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education with course work in Infant Toddler or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education with Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) or commitment to obtain CDA within 1 year; one to three years experience and/or training working with infants and toddlers in a classroom or child care setting; up to one year experience working with word processing, spreadsheet, internet and database software. Year Round, Full-Time, Pay based on level of education. Send resumes by January 26, 2007 to WSOS CAC, Attn: HRITT/BG/CT, PO Box 590, Fremont, Ohio 43420. Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Vet/Disab.
·Top wages ·Flexible Hours ·Paid Vacations ·Health/Dental Insurance
Apply In Person Mon-Fri 2-4 401 W. Dussel Rd. Maumee, OH 43537
(Just a few minutes from BG! Take I-475 W. to Dussel -turn right)
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Office cleaning afternoons 3:30-4:30 Own transportation required. Call 352-5335 Sales Associate. Adult retail store. Immediate openings for sales associate. Must be 18 yrs of age, drug free, friendly, and eager to succeed. Interested candidates can call: 419-288-2131 between 9 and 5 Mon. - Sat. to apply. Secretary/Receptionist Part-time, clerical position available for student with professional demeanor, good communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products. Interest in the practice of law preferred but not necessary. Must be available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during 2007 semester. Mail or drop off resume to Student Legal Services, Inc. 401 South Hall. The Fort Meigs YMCA is looking for Lifeguards & Swim Instructors. If interested please contact Josh Willer at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact The Fort Meigs YMCA at 419-2519622. Toledo.com is hiring full time, part time & summer interns for web design & html production. We are a full service web design/ecommerce company located in downtown Toledo. Please email to email@example.com for inquiries.
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Dell Dimension E 520 Pentium D Processor 15” flat panel screen $900. Call Troy 419-575-2664.
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NOW RENTING FOR 2007-2008
Stop in for listing or check website
Why rent when you can own? For Sale: Mobile home 2 bedroom, 1 bath $180.00/mo. No Money Down! (419) 353-5800 meccabg.com
1045 N. Main
2 /3 bdrm houses. Avail. 8-15. Price: $825 Dill St.; $900 E. Merry. 11 1/2 mon. lease. Call: 419.308.2406. ‘07 - ‘08 School Year 1,2 & 3 bedroom apts. available. For more info call 419-354-9740. 3 - 4 bdrm lg house. Wooden deck off back w/ lg front porch & lg living room. No pets. $1200 pr/mo. + utils. Off-St. Parking. 327 E. Merry. Avail. in August. 419-654-5716.
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Motivated students to assist National Honor Society in registering and acting as local officers. 3.0 GPA required. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Birthday Cake in the Falcon’s Nest Music by The Student Loan Balloon Artist Help Judge the OfÀce Decorating Contest
2 bdrm., AC, all elec., dishwasher. Sublease available immediately . 714 Eighth St. 419-352-6553. 2 bdrm house, 327 1/2 E. Merry. $525 pr/mo + electric. Off-St. Parking. Close to Campus & Very Clean. Avail. in August. 419-654-5716.
**Rooms $199.00 Mo. + 2 bdrm. avail. Now low as $399.00 mo. TV. 07-08 Rentals Houses & Apts. going fast. 1 sem. avail. all next to camus. S5 Web, close to downtn. Call 419353-0325 9am-9pm/listing 24/7 316 Merry 3. Updated listing @cartyrentals.com 1 roommate needed now until May. Campbell Hill $325 mo. + utilities. 260-241-1534
3-4 Bedroom House. $900 month Avail. May 2007. 640 S. Summit St. Call 419-308-9905
4 bdrm. house/3 people. 1 1/2 bath, AC, washer/dryer. 2 car garage. 1 block from campus.138 Williams. Avail. May, 12 month lease, 419654-9512.
1 subleaser needed May - August For more information Contact 419-302-9403
3/4 bedroom apt. recently remodeled, for rent 2007-2008. Please call 419-308-3525.
1 bedroom, as low as $399.00 419-352-0590. 426 E. Wooster, Large, 1 bedroom. Avail Spring or Fall 2007, $425 mo. Utilities included. 419-352-5882. Houses/Apts for 07-08 school year 12 month leases only S. Smith Contracting, LLC 419-352-8917 - 532 Manville Ave Office open 10 - 2 M - F www.bgapartments.com Quiet tenants preferred Ivywood Apts. 1 bedroom & studios. First month free. Restrictions apply. 419-352-7691 Male has a furnished room for rent with freedom of house. $225 mo. $100 deposit. 419-354-6117.
Subleaser Needed Campbell Hill. $240 per month Call Danielle 330-221-6748
Renting for 2007/2008 Call 353-5800 or Visit Us Online at www.meccabg.com Have a few places open NOW
Two-3 bdm. houses. Close to BGSU Off-street parking, W/D, AC. One-3 bdrm. apt. w/ W/D, off-street parking Close to BGSU. One-2 bdrm. apt. off street pkg. Close to BGSU. All avail. Aug. 15, 2007. 419-352-4773. 419-601-3225 (cell).
Attention ladies of Bowling Green!! Alpha Phi is having their open house Weds., Jan. 17 & Thurs., Jan. 18, 2007. 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Everyone is invited to come. Hope to see you there!!!
Winthrop & Summit Terrace Apts. 400 E. Napoleon Rd. 419-353-9135
CAMPUS POLLYEYES SPAGHETTI DINNER $5.50 3529638
1-2-3 Bedroom Apartments
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Improv Group, Mission Improvable in the Multipurpose Room, 228 Free Pizza and Pop Free Admission
Hillsdale Apts. 1082 Fairview Ave. 1 & 2 bdrm Apts. or 3 bdrm Twnh. Dishwasher & Garbage Disposal Washer & Dryers (in 2/3 bdrm) Air Conditioning Carports & BGSU Bus Shuttle *Ask about internet discount
From Only $485! On selected floor plans • Ground floor ranch • Private entrance • Patio • Spacious kitchen • Pets welcome!
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Any Wendy’s Combo for Only $5, Plus a $1 Reloadable Gift Card** 5% off any one BGSU Imprinted Item at the University Bookstore Watch for Many Specials Throughout the Nest, Starbucks, and the Black Swamp Pub
* All offers good only on January 19, 2007 **Excludes the Classic Single Combo
Findlay Pike Apts. 111/113 Findlay Pk Portage, OH Large 2 & 3 bdrm Apts. Efﬁciency Garage for 1 Vehicle Starting at $475/mo. + Utilities Only Moments from B.G.!
VARSITY SQUARE APARTMENTS
S. Main St.
ENTREPRENEURS NEEDED Student Painters is currently filling our summer management internship positions. We are looking for hardworking, motivated college students who want to get experience running a small business in their hometown. All training is provided. Start to build your resume and earn $7,000 to $10,000 this coming summer. Call: 888-839-3385.
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VARSITY SQUARE Evergreen Apts. 215 E. Poe Rd. Large 1 or 2 Bedroom Efﬁciencies Laundry on Site BGSU Bus Route Only 15 minute walk to campus!
Heinzsite Apts. 710-652 N. Enterprise 1 & 2 Beedrooms Washer/Dryer in 2 bdrm Walking distance to campus!
Subleaser wanted for spring/summer. $299/month + util. w/d. Across from campus. Call 614-352-8774.
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1 WEEK FREE TANNING! With purchase of standard month. One time purchase.
Serving BG Since 1980
32 Rooms Available!! · No Hidden Fees · No Credit Card Required THE HEAT 904 E. Wooster 419- 352-3588
Stop by the Office at 1045 N. Main St. or Check Us Out at www.meccabg.com for full listing, prices, & pictures!
5 beds, 1 booth closest to campus
3 MONTHS $69
in the standard beds THATS ONLY $23 PER MONTH AND WE PAY THE TAX!
993 S. Main 419-353-8826
Out the door pricing!
5 beds, 2 booths appt. available
THE WASH HOUSE 248 N. Main 419-354-1559
17 beds, 2 booths no appt. needed
ALL PRICES INCLUDE SALES TAX!