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Smoking ban has positive and negative effects
January 18, 2007 Volume 101, Issue 81 WWW.BGNEWS.COM
By Christie Kerner Reporter
Pies takes off with Night Flight Pizza New pizza joint on Wooster offers the monsterous pizza, the ‘747’ | Page 3
Students getting real world practice
Pharmacy students in Colorado are receiving more opportunities to gain valuable internship experiences | Page 3
Cancer related deaths seem to be decreasing A study of statistics found deaths counts have kept improving over time | Page 10
BG basketball fall to Miami for loss
The men’s team can’t overcome weak first half. The final score was 66-60 | Page 7
Cross Country runner plans to carry on dominance Jamie Roflow knows what it takes to stay on top | Page 7
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“Smoking or Non?” This ever popular question will be a thing of the past. With so many choices on their menus, restaurants and bars will no longer offer this one. Or at least, they are not supposed to. The Wood County Department of Health has high expectations for the ban, said Brad Espen, health commissioner and director of environ-
mental services at the department. The state department is working to prepare draft regulations with an advisory committee, he said. The smoking ban was passed Nov. 7, banning indoor smoking under a new chapter of the Ohio Revised Code, which was put into effect Dec. 7. “Public places” and “places of employment” should be smoke-free, according to the Ohio Department of Health Web site.
Currently, businesses are required to abide by certain regulations as a result of this law. “All public places must remove ash trays and post a no smoking sign on their door in compliance with the smoking ban,” Espen said. Businesses in Bowling Green continue to have mixed feelings regarding the new rules. “Business is slow and we have already lost the core of our business as less regulars seem to be coming,” said Jed’s manager
Josh Wiolland. Other city businesses see the issue as a positive. Buffalo Wild Wings bartender Lee Bloom said it has actually brought his employer more different types of customers. “During the day, we are getting more families and the restaurant stays nice and clean,” he said. “I think the business is going to be OK because people will still come and drink.” Not all smokers are opposed
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UP IN SMOKE: A smoker lights up.
Fresh faces in political race Obama and Clinton may run for president in 2008, U.S. could see major changes “He’s that fresh face people are looking for .”
“ She has the experience nationally that Obama doesn’t... ”
Melissa Miller | Political Science Prof
Melissa Miller | Political Science Prof
Barack Hussein Obama Age: 45 B.A. Political Science Columbia University 1983 ■ Harvard Law School Graduate 1991 ■ First African-American president of the Harvard Law Review ■ Illinois State Senator (19972004) ■ U.S. Senator (2005-present) ■ Senate committees: Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Veterans’ Affairs.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton Age: 59 B.A. Political Science Wellesley College 1969 Harvard Law School Graduate 1973 First Lady (1993-2001) U.S. Senator (2001-present) Senate committees: Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Clinton was also actively involved in policy-making during her husband’s presidency. Source: clinton.senate.gov
Who has game? Turner v.s. Samarco
BGNews’ own sports editor, John Turner, takes on BG’s bball star Martin Samarco in a one-on-one ‘barnburner’
3-D printing process could make its way
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
The center for applied technology is looking into this with a cost of $20,000 Do violent video games desensitize people who play them?
BEN MERCKLE, Freshman, Flight Tech.
“I think video games play a role in how kids act.” | Page 4
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By Quentin Kilpatrick Reporter
This week, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. took a step into the upcoming presidential race. In a video posted on his Web site, Obama announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee, making it all but
certain that he will run in 2008. Also expected to enter the race is Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., considered the undeclared frontrunner of the Democratic ticket. With Obama and Clinton in the spotlight, many wonder if 2008 will see an AfricanAmerican or female president. “I’m cynical,” Ethnic Studies
instructor Patrick Hill said. “But at the same time, I think the rules have changed fundamentally because society’s trust has been violated. Maybe people are more open to new ideas.” An Oct. 2006 Gallup Poll found that six in 10 Americans polled felt the country was ready for a female president, and more than
Students adjust to BG1 card By Janeen Morgan Reporter
Although bursarables was one of the main topics for the Undergraduate Student Government’s president’s
roundtable, students shared fundraising ideas for their organizations. Along with fundraising ideas, students collaborated on tips to help out the Student Budget Committee, but the dismissal
of bursarables seemed to be an interest among everyone present. “Since this is a state institution, the school doesn’t have
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Passports needed for world travel By Molly McCabe Reporter
Before making travel plans spring breakers should become knowledgeable on the laws for traveling internationally, especially when it comes to having a passport. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative is a proposed plan involving two phases of passport requirement changes for U.S. travelers, according to the U.S. Department of State Web site. The first phase which becomes effective Jan. 23,
states that all persons traveling by air between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport during travel. This law will concern students who plan on traveling out of the country for spring break or during the summer. The second phase of the initiative does not take effect until Jan. 1, 2008. This phase states that all persons traveling by land or sea (including ferries) will be required to present
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five in 10 felt the country was ready for a black president, making their race and gender less of an issue. “I don’t think that race and gender will affect them much. You only need a slim majority and if the majority of Americans are open to the idea, then it shouldn’t be a major issue,” said
Patrick McDermott, freshman and political science major. But whether Obama or Clinton actually win is not so easily answered. Both candidates have assets and weaknesses. “(With Obama,) race will be an issue, but his inexperience
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Major benefits outweigh the high cost of college By Kyle Reynolds Reporter
The cost of living for college students is higher now than for previous generations, but some University economists see it as the best time to be a college student. The benefits of going to college are higher now than in previous years because of a large disparity between salaries of high school graduates and college graduates, economics professor Timothy Fuerst said. “The return for education is higher than years ago,” Fuerst said. “The good news outweighs the bad news because people will work for about 30 years, but they only pay four years of tuition.” According to Fuerst, investing in an education is an investment that lasts a lifetime. “A car is gone in a few years but your brain is still good,” he said. One question economics professors like Fuerst are asking students is if they really need their cell phones and laptops. They
TUITION INCREASES Fact Box: Average Tuition in Ohio at Four-Your Public Universities ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
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are wondering if these are just luxuries. “If you wanted to live like a college student in the 80s it would be cheaper to do so now,” he said. Economics instructor Clair Smith thinks college students should have cell phones for safety reasons, but the most cutting edge phone is not needed. “A simple cell phone with a low
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POLITICS From Page 1 will be a bigger issue,” Political Science professor Melissa Miller said. Obama is only two years into his first Senate term, and though he won by a landslide, his original Republican opponent dropped out four months before the election over sex club allegations. That was his first and only statewide campaign. But the 45-year-old senator’s appeal is undeniable. “We had booked the Rolling Stones until we realized that
Barack Obama would sell more tickets!” joked New Hampshire Governor John Lynch as he introduced him at an event late last year. Despite the election being nearly two years away, Obama has been in the limelight ever since a stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. But Clinton’s prospects remain strong. Her name recognition, fund-raising ability and experience should not be underestimated. “She has the experience nationally that Obama doesn’t and she’s in a very high profile position,”
Miller said. But her years in the spotlight have proven her to be a divisive figure, as loathed as she is liked. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll from Oct.2006, while 44 percent of Americans held favorable opinions of Clinton, 39 percent said they would definitely vote against her if she were on the Democratic presidential ticket. According to Miller, Obama and other presidential hopefuls are presenting themselves as alternatives to Hillary, who some Democrats fear would diminish their chances of taking the White House.
Obama’s youth and relative inexperience may very well be an asset. “He’s that fresh face people are looking for,” Miller said. 2008 will be characterized by issues, perceived character and probably vicious, counter-productive partisan mud-slinging, not race or gender. So as the presidential campaign takes shape over the next year, musician Neil Young has already foretold the coming political climate in “Looking for a Leader”: “We’re lookin’ for a leader … And I hope he hears the call. And maybe it’s a woman, or a black man after all.”
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A Work of Art PERFECTION: Junior Sam Fortney, construction management major, is shown here admiring work done by former BGSU glass department professor.
taken to Wood County Jail without bond. 4:14 P.M.
TUESDAY 7:45 A.M.
Two bikes reported stolen from the garage of a Lehman Avenue home. 8:03 A.M.
Principal of Bowling Green High School on West Poe Road reported some students were drinking alcohol out of water bottles. 4:15 P.M.
Parents came to the station to report their son’s credit card had been stolen in November and used several times since then. Police told them their son would need to come in to make a report because he’d have more information. 5:13 P.M.
Dale A. Baker Jr., 18, of Bowling Green, arrested for domestic violence at a North Grove Street apartment complex. According to police reports, he pulled another young man from a vehicle and dropped him on the ground. His mother called officers to The Link when he left the area and appeared to be there. He was
A found knife was turned in at the Union, campus police picked it up for safe keeping. 5:34 P.M.
Boiler on East Wooster Street reported to have been tampered with at a University apartment complex. The caller had found a rag or towel stuffed into a vent near the boiler which caused the smoke alarm to go off. 6:30 P.M.
Student reported their bike stolen from the Student Service Building. 7:32 P.M.
Three children reported to be throwing rocks at cars on Railroad Street. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate them.
WEDNESDAY 2:27 A.M.
Erin P. Cox, 19, of Perrysburg, arrested for driving under suspension and underage possession after police found vodka in her trunk at Prospect Street and Palmer Avenue. Her vehicle was towed.
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SMOKING SECTION: A ‘No Smoking’ sign hangs in the window of Brewster’s bar on Main Street.
BAN From Page 1 to the issue either. “Being a smoker, I like that you can’t smoke in restaurants but I think you should be able to in bars, especially during the winter time,” said Nicole Marzullo, senior. Legal Studies instructor Robert McOmber said he sees the smoking ban differently. “We are now in a phase-in period which causes some confusion because there is yet to be an enforcement mechanism,” he said. “However, the health department has six months to do it.” The draft for the law will have to be approved by the public health council by mid-May or early June. Since the election the Wood County Health Department
BURSAR From Page 1 credit, so we can’t extend credit,” said Bernard Little, USG president, in his brief discussion as to why the bursables are gone. Essentially, this is what the University has been doing, using a credit system; illegal to do in the world of academia, Little said. But the University is now switching from a credit to a debit system. “Basically, the University hired Don Bell, leader of Beyond Bursarables, as a consultant to help figure out how we can handle a debit system,” Little said. In order to figure out how to deal with this new debit system, there have been two groups made up. The BG1 card group just deals with
has received complaints from various sources. “We have received complaints from bars who are complying with the smoking ban because their businesses are being hurt by the ones who don’t,” Espen said. Depending on the magnitude of the situation penalties can vary. “An individual can receive up to $100 for their first offense while the establishment can receive $100 to $2,500 depending on the number of violations,” Espen said. The penalties for these violations will become more concrete as the draft is approved. “Court challenges to these smoking bans in other states have gotten nowhere and a year from now it will not be a big issue because it is inevitable at this point and continues to progress,” McOmber said.
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REBELLING: Zak Durst, seen here smoking at Howard’s will continue to smoke until “A, it can get me in trouble, B, it can get the bar in trouble.”
“I think it will work better, this University has a culture of bursaring things, but once everyone gets used to it, it will be beneficial” Jeff Coats | Associate Dean of Students the card itself and the other Beyond Bursarables, which was appointed by President Sidney Ribeau. This is supposed to be a “solutions” type of group to help students and student organizations find other ways to fund their programs and events. “Another project the Office of Campus Involvement along with President Ribeau is doing in addition to the BG1 card group is to create a Web site that would be called Sallie Mae, which would allow students to put money into their own organization accounts,” said Jeff Coats, associate dean of students for the Office of Campus Involvement. “On this site would be a list of all the student organizations and [if] someone wanted to give to their organization, all they would do is click
on their organization, enter the amount of money they want to give and do it that way.” Since the BG1 card just started in Fall 2006, some kinks are still being straightened out to make sure it works right. When talking about the benefits of the new debit system versus the old credit system, many feel things will turn out okay once everything falls into place. “I think it will work better, this University has a culture of bursaring things, but once everyone gets used to it, it will be beneficial,” Coats said. As the University does not have credit to extend to students, there are more advantages of this new system than people think. “One up side to this is that
students will not run up credit, so the University will not be in so much debt and will help the school’s administration out as well,” said Jill Carr, dean of students in the Office of Student Life. Change can be either good or bad, so adapting to it may not be as bad as we sometimes think. “I feel like the first semester without bursarables will affect us, but as things pick up, we can get used to it,” said Natasha Spriggs, treasurer of Delta Xi Phi sorority. The president, however is not worried too much about bursarables affecting her sorority. “Since we aren’t a big group as is and we haven’t depended heavily on using bursarables that much, this change won’t effect us that much,” said Joicelyn Pippens, president of Delta Xi Phi said. Beyond the brief discussion of bursarables was graduate assistant for higher education and student affairs, Tamara Rice who presented a powerpoint on fundraising ideas and tips.
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GET A LIFE CALENDAR OF EVENTS Some events taken from events.bgsu.edu
7 a.m. 49th Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic Special guests for this year's clinic are John Whitwell, director of bands emeritus at Michigan State University, and Mark Camphouse, director of the Wind Symphony and professor of composition at George Mason University. Contact: 372-2186. Kobacker Hall
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bud Hurlstone Commemorative Exhibition 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. STOP Capital Punishment Join other Students by signing petitions against the use of Capital Punishments. Stop by the table to join the University's ACLU student group which helps promote freedom by protecting everyone’s constitutional rights.. Union Lobby
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Bowling Green’s biggest pizza By Freddy Hunt Reporter
The new pizzeria in town has lifted off. Night Flight Pizza baked pizza for the first time last night, and according to owner Bill Laforce, the store took off well. “We had our first order at 3:58 and we open at 4,” Laforce said proudly. “We already have had good positive feedback the first time around.” Laforce believes being a family business will give his pizza place an edge. “We are all about teamwork, and given the competition in Bowling Green, putting out a consistent product all the time is important,” he said. Cory Kirkland, senior, said he made sure he was one of the first customers to try the new pie. “We already have great pizza in town,” Kirkland said. “And now we have even more.” Co-owner, Dave Orosz said he and Laforce have talked about
opening a pizza place for years and believes the pizza will prove itself. Although Night Flight is currently only offering pizza, Orosz said they will eventually be offering subs and salads. Laforce said he has big plans for Night Flight Pizza as long as the store has a smooth landing in Bowling Green. “We want to make this our home base for future franchises,” he said. “We want BG to really feel that this is their pizza place.”
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Meeting addresses the selfishness of resolutions Lisa Richman
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Questioning the real efficacy of me-focused New Year’s resolutions was yesterday’s topic at the first lunch hour meeting at the Women’s Center. A dozen students and faculty met in Hanna Hall to kick off the semester’s programming with a presentation led by graduate
One of the graduate assistants who led the event assistants Lisa Richman and Cynthia Fulford, titled “How About Making a New Year’s Revolution.”
Richman said people often neglect others in their new year promises and suggested starting 2007 being a bit less selfish and realizing the lack of impact one makes on peers by being selfserving. A revolution, instead, would mean creating positive life alterations for everyone. Group participants offered all of the classic resolutions: lose weight, be more active, get
finances in order. Few could relate how their resolutions would help others, though the majority explained their intent to jump their involvement with charity, activism and do-good relations. Instead of making personal goals to drop the pounds, one attendee’s resolution was to cre-
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OPINION PEOPLE ON THE STREET
“No question, 2006 was a lousy year for Iraq.” — George W. Bush, from Time.com
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Do violent video games desensitize the people who play them?
“No, I don’t think they do. If you’re a kid maybe, but adults know better.”
“I think so, because it’s so realistic.”
TOBY DECK, Senior, Psychology
MARY SIBERT, Freshman, Sports Management
“I just don’t think so. It’s just a means of entertainment.”
“I don’t know if they do.”
KYLE OGDEN, Freshman, Finance
JESSICA PAPPAS, Freshman, VCT
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Violent video games desensitize young gamers KRISTEN VASAS OPINION COLUMNIST
MATT MAUK | BG NEWS ILLUSTRATOR
You prowl down the streets of an urban city, darkness blanketing the debris scattered around you. Nighttime noises are hushed in the thick fog that rolls under your feet. You’re alert. You know there are people in the dark ready to catch you off your guard at any moment. You stand poised and precise, waiting for the right time. But the right time never comes for you. A man jumps out of the surrounding darkness, holding you at gunpoint. Before you even have time to react, it’s over. Luckily for you, you’re only playing a video game. And you have two more lives to go. No sweat. However, for some teens these real life scenarios can effortlessly turn into just that. Something that should be seen as fiction can easily turn into reality, especially if the person playing the game is still not mature enough to be handling some of the graphic violence that is included in the games today. Take for example, the case of 18-year-old Keith Jones, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the gang-related killing of a North Toledo grandmother, according to the Toledo Blade. Brett Mayne was standing on her porch June 11 when she yelled at Jones and others to stop vandalizing the cars on the street outside her house. Jones then
proceeded to pull out a shotgun, firing at the 55-year-old woman and spraying her head, neck and chest with pellets. If this was a scene from a video game, such as the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto, Jones might be awarded points for hitting his designated target. He might receive a higher skill level, or even be able to move on to different tasks in the game, in essence rewarding him for the murder of another human being. The system of rewarding players for violence against their opponents in these highly sought after games can be seen as a reason why violence in video games can lead to violence in real life. Typically, we see rewards as something we receive when we have behaved well and as society would prefer us to act. For someone who is too immature to grasp that violence is never socially acceptable, receiving rewards for injuring opponents in a game may portray the image that violence is good and okay to perform in real life, leading to murders such as the Mayne case. Also, according to a 2006 study conducted in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, it was found that playing violent video games changes brain function and desensitizes chronic players to violence. According to University of Michigan researcher Brad Bushman, “It’s already well known that playing violent video games increases aggressive behavior and decreases good social behavior.” The study, however, was the first to link exposure to violent video games with a reduced reaction to violent images. The problem with this is that
although the games are rated “M for mature,” those deemed old enough to witness the graphic images in the video game are not the only ones playing. As these children who are exposed to such graphic violence grow up, they will be less affected by images that would shock most of us, which can only lead to a more destructive environment later on as these desensitized children become the generation controlling our world. And not only do these video games desensitize and affect those who play them, but they also can create long-term problems in children and teens alike. According to the study mentioned before, chronic exposure to violent video games has lasting harmful effects on brain function and behavior Children as young as twelve are being bought these violent video games by friends and family members who just don’t realize the lasting impact these games can induce in those who play them. Those who are unaware of the effects of these games never realize that they are creating a child or teen who is prone to violence and unaffected by images of gore or brutality which would shock most of society. If these violent video games continue to be sold on the shelves with no thought whatsoever as to who will be receiving them other than a letter “grading” them, then it is time to remove them from our stores altogether before it becomes too late.
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Parents responsible for controlling violent content at home BRIAN SZABELSKI ASST. OPINION EDITOR
If you’ve seen one story, you’ve seen them all. Someone kills somebody, or plans to go on a murder spree at their school or commits some other heinous crime, and the blame falls right on video games. It’s an outplayed and lame excuse to simply shovel the blame on violent video games. Violent games alone are not responsible for violent acts. The idea that video games have some kind of hypnotic effect that makes kids go out and commit violent crimes is absolutely laughable. If that were true, then crime would be overrunning every city, town and township in the United States. That doesn’t mean they can’t be one of the influences a child or teen receives. Just like TV, radio, movies or any other form
of media, video games have the power to shape young minds, whether that be positively or negatively. Generally, the negative effects are the ones that get the focus of the public. While there have been many studies linking games and violent behavior, other studies have found that games have psychological benefits. One such study was recently conducted by University of Rochester and Immersyve Inc., who looked at what motivated 1,000 gamers to keep playing video games. The researchers found that games can provide opportunities for achievement, freedom and even a connection to other players, all positive effects. Richard Ryan, the lead investigator of the Rochester study, believes that video games are not just fun, but “also can be experienced as enhancing psychological wellness, at least short-term.” Also, like other forms of media, video games have a rating system, established by the Entertainment Software Rating
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Board. The current rating system in place rates game based on their content and assigns them a rating, usually from “E” for everyone to “M” for mature. Still, violent games end up in the hands of young gamers on a regular basis. How can this happen? One part of the problem is that the ratings system is easy to circumvent. This is not at all the ESRB’s fault, but is the result of both some game stores and parents doing a poor job. Last year, Washington State Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson announced results of a survey showing it was easy for young gamers to get their hand on violent games. Secret shoppers visited 19 stores in three Washington counties, and over 50 percent of the time were able to purchase M-rated games. One idea to curb this is banning the sale of all mature or violent games, but that creates problems for those of age who want to purchase such games. It also creates the problem of defining what is considered to be
violent because what is violent to one person may not be violent to another. Singling out games as the source of violent crimes is also unfair, because there are so many other influences out there. In fact, if you’re going to ban all violent games, then you need to ban all other violent forms of media as well. The biggest issue here, though, is the reason video games can have such a negative impact on those who play them. The final responsibility of determining what is acceptable and what is not falls squarely on the shoulders of parents. I cannot recount how many times I’ve walked into a store and have seen a parent buying Grand Theft Auto or some other violent game for their 7-year-old child because “they want it.” If a parent is going to let their young child have such a violent game, I doubt they will be paying close attention to what their kid is playing. In fact, it’s such a pressing issue, that big names on both sides of the gaming debate are
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trying to solve it. IGN recently reported on a new campaign aimed at educating parents about game ratings, so that they buy games that are suitable for their families. The campaign is the result of an alliance between ESRB President Patricia Vance, Best Buy President Brian Dunn, GameStop President Steve Morgan, and most surprisingly of all, Senators Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman. Senators Lieberman and Clinton have long been in the camp of stricter video game regulation, so I was quite surprised they were supporting this initiative. However, I applaud that someone is finally making a bigger push to educate parents on the ESRB rating system. Parents also need to be aware if their child is mature enough to be playing games with more violent content, regardless of how old they are. This is something they can do best, and that’s by keeping a close watch on their kids and making sure they know the game they’re playing is just a game, not reality.
“The final responsibility of determining what is acceptable and what is not falls squarely on the shoulders of parents.” As much as I hated it growing up with my parents making sure I wasn’t playing games that were too violent, it’s part of the reason I can handle such content now. It’s essential that parents do a better job of making sure their kids are playing the right games, and that game stores keep mature games out of the hands of kids. Only by doing that can the effects of violent games be better controlled.
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ate a support group that made it a joint effort to get well by trekking around metro parks. Another noted the continued need for post-Katrina assistance, and her efforts in supporting the cleanup. Shifting the analysis of forming movements, the question of empowerment segued the discussion from ‘what one can do’ to ‘how to do it.’ Director of Women’s Studies, Victoria Krane, said Bowling Green students show a general sense of helplessness in advocating change because they’re unaware of their support options. “The problem is systemic,” Krane said. “Students aren’t made aware of the options of where to turn.” In failing to initialize a revolution, participants said, any effective resolution goes to the wayside. Becoming informed through literary and online resources, utilizing staff and faculty expertise and dedicating oneself to informing others was the common solution set forth. But, it’s taking the initiative, one observer said, that kindles a movement. “One little push can get the snowball rolling,” said Eileen Sawyer, a recent Bowling Green
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Pharmacists see expanding role in recent years By Debbie Kelley MCT
Victoria Krane | Women’s studies graduate. The point — a “Pay It Forward” notion put into action could potentially change the world long term. Revolutions, after all, should prove generation spanning. Richman also reflected on how diverse religions mark the same devotion to sparking positive changes. The Hebrew phrase “tikkun olam” translates to “repairing the world,” and Kwanzaa outlines seven principles of unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Tying personal attitudes with religious beliefs together, finding common goals among others seems less farfetched. The group ended on a note of resolving to simply “try.” The Women’s Center invites the community to their weekly Brown Bag Luncheons, with a full schedule of semester topics from next week’s “Myths and Realities of Nutrition in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding,” with expert Nancy Howe, to a look at pornography for women and a discussion on credit protection. The luncheons begin at noon every Wednesday.
When Al Lodwick graduated from pharmacy school in 1965 and got a job as a pharmacist, all he was allowed to do was give people the right medications. “We weren’t allowed to discuss their medications with them. If they asked us questions, the law required us to tell them to talk to their doctor,” said Lodwick, who runs St. Mary-Corwin Hospital’s anticoagulation clinic in Pueblo, Colo. Now, pharmacists are often the first to hear questions about minor ailments, chronic conditions and other health concerns. The trend has led to a growing movement to train pharmacy students in the field. The School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center in Denver is expanding its efforts to get students working as interns in pharmacies across Colorado, and university officials are eyeing possibilities in Colorado Springs. Students at the School of Pharmacy spend one afternoon
“Our school has taken an aggressive stance and said each student ... should be given direct patient care activities.” Chris Turner | Director a week for three years and the entire last year of the doctor of pharmacy degree by the side of pharmacists who work for hospitals, community health centers, community pharmacies, national pharmacy chains and community organizations. “We’ve begun to recruit placements for students on a more aggressive basis and are finding communities that want to provide more service to customers or even start new programs,” said Chris Turner, director of experiential programs for the School of Pharmacy. The school has established internships for students in Limon, Steamboat Springs, Colorado City, Alamosa, Sterling, Denver and Pueblo. More discussions are under way, and Turner said he hopes to establish partnerships for students in their final year of schooling with pharmacies in Colorado Springs.
The work students do is commensurate with their level of schooling. First-year pharmacy students, for example, may go to elementary schools to talk about the principles of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition. Secondyear students are trained to give immunizations with pharmacists who run flu-shot clinics. “By the time they get to their final year, they’ve been places and done things. It’s a world of difference from the old way, when they went out only minimally, and it was a passive mode of standing, watching and learning. Now, they’re expected to be active,” Turner said. Each year, eight students in their final year of school are sent to each site for six weeks. Some students are able to help launch and staff new programs, such as chronic-disease management, Turner said. “We don’t set ourselves up to be in competition with anybody — we work with local physicians
Helping women to the outdoors By Brent Frazee MCT
KANSAS CITY,. — Ellen Benitz remembers the days when she felt somewhat out of place in the outdoors. She grew up as a self-professed tomboy, and she quickly developed a love for hunting and fishing. “I felt odd, because I didn’t know many other women who were into the outdoors,” said Benitz, who lives in St. Joseph, Mo. “I remember wanting to get more women involved.” Perhaps it’s fitting that Benitz today makes her living as the regional coordinator for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Women in the Outdoors program,.
The outreach program started in 1998, when 18 pilot programs across the nation taught 1,000 women across the country how to get started in everything from shooting to archery to fishing to outdoors cooking. The program allows women to try the activity they were learning. Today, there are 450 programs scheduled nationwide for 2007. And membership in the organization has grown to 45,000 — a total that excites Benitz. “We’re trying to break down barriers,” she said. “We want to create confidence in women. “Female participation in the outdoors is growing quickly, and that’s exciting.”
and other health care practitioners, who refer patients to the pharmacy for self-management education,” he said. Students can work one-on-one with pewople with diabetes, for example, to help monitor their medication, diet and exercise, Turner said. The program is unique, he said, adding that he expects it to become a model for other pharmacy schools. “Our school has taken an aggressive stance and said each student in the program should be given direct patient care acuities,” he said. Lodwick said the experiential program has benefited his anticoagulation clinic. “We get students in their last year of pharmacy school — at least their sixth year of college — so they are really good workers,” Lodwick said. He supervises two students at a time to draw blood and test it in the clinic. Students learn to adjust doses based on the results. “It allows me to almost be in two places at the same time because they can test one person while I’m looking at the results. It’s a huge win-win situation,” he said.
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TRAVEL From Page 1 a valid passport as stated by the Department of Homeland Security. Students planning on driving into Canada are not required to have a passport until next year. For example, Karen Farmer, junior, said she travels to the Toronto area frequently and says it is much easier to travel with a passport even if by car. The U.S. Department of State has outlined the specifics on what goes into obtaining a passport. The application must be done in person if applying for the first time, if a passport got lost or stolen, if it was issued more than 15 years ago, or for a change of name. Students that need to apply for a passport can do so at the Bowling Green post office located at Main Street and West Washington. Before heading to the post office, the application for a passport can be downloaded at www.usps.com/passport, or applications are available at the post office. The city post office does provide photograph services, at a cost of $15. The fees for a passport for those ages 16 and over include an acceptance fee of $30 that goes to the United States Parcel Service, and the application fee of $67 that goes directly to the U.S. Department of State, coming to a total of $97. “It costs a lot more now, five or six years ago it was only $60 I think, this time it was over $100 to get my passport,” said senior Erika Ulcar. The process can be expedited, rush ordered, and will be received within three business
COLLEGE From Page 1 cost plan is all a student needs,” Smith said. “Anything beyond that is a luxury.” Jimmy Barker, sophomore, believes students need cell phones. “I think cell phones are a necessity because it’s necessary to contact people on the go,” Barker said. “We don’t even have a room phone.”
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“It costs a lot more now, five or six years ago it was only $60 I think, this time it was over $100 to get my passport,” Erika Ulcar | Senior
days for additional cost of $60, which may be a consideration for some students. Senior Andrew Miller applied for a passport in plenty of time, two months ahead, in order to travel to England. “The only problem was when it was sent to a passport agency, somewhere in Maryland, the process got backed up,” Miller said. As the date of his departure came closer, the passport had not arrived. Unfortunately it did not get there on time and he had to cancel the trip. Travelers should have no fear though, the new laws do not include U.S. territories. “I went out of the country, but since it was a cruise to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands I only needed a birth certificate and a driver’s license,” said junior, Pam Bryndal. These consist of Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Swains Island and the Commonwealth of Mariana Islands. Once the passport is received it is valid for ten years. Editor’s Note: More information can be found on the U.S. Department of State Web site under travel: http://travel.state. gov/travel.
Katy Senn, sophomore, does not think cell phones are a necessity, but they can be addictive. “You get into a habit of using it and you can’t get rid of it,” Senn said. Both Fuerst and Smith think that students will leave school with more debt than previous generations because of the increase in tuition over the years. “Tuition is substantially higher than 20 years ago,” Fuerst said. “Costs like new technology are a
Texas suffers from ice storm, Alamo closes By Michelle Roberts The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO — The latest in a series of icy storms blamed for at least 60 deaths in nine states spread snow and freezing rain across Texas all the way to the Mexican border Wednesday, closing the Alamo, glazing freeways and immobilizing communities unaccustomed to such cold. Accumulations were light by many regions’ standards — the Dallas area topped out at a halfinch of snow, and more than 3 inches piled up west of Fort Worth. But hundreds of flights were canceled, tens of thousands of customers lost electricity and a 300-mile stretch of Interstate 10, a major east-west artery, was closed. Marc and Courtney Unger, visiting San Antonio with their 3- and 7-year-old boys from Tallahassee, Fla., found most of their plans wrecked by the cold weather and closed attractions. The Alamo shut down for the morning but reopened at noon. Instead of visiting the Children’s Museum or Sea World, the boys amused themselves knocking icicles off signs and benches. “We’re very disappointed it didn’t go those few extra degrees colder for snow,” Marc Unger said, laughing. Storms nationwide since Friday have abruptly ended what had been an unseasonably mild winter in many areas, plunging hundreds of thousands of
small expense to a big expense.” Smith believes students trying to stay up to date with the latest technology, instead of just having the technology they need, can contribute to their debt. “People on average leave with more debt because of higher tuition and because they get what technology is normal versus what is necessary,” Smith said. The new minimum wage may help or hurt students financially, according to Smith and Fuerst. “A higher minimum wage
DISASTER: Residents of Wenatchee, Wash., unload their wind storm refuse at a city park Monday, Jan. 8, 2007.
“We’re very disappointed it didn’t go those few extra degrees colder for snow,” Marc Unger | Tourist
homes and businesses into icy darkness, many for days. Seven deaths were blamed on the storm in Texas. In Oklahoma, the ice storm killed at least 23 people, most in auto accidents, and about 75,000 customers in eastern Oklahoma remained without power. In the mountains north of Los Angeles, a sudden snowstorm brought traffic to a halt on busy Interstate 5. Snow mixed with hail also fell at lower elevations of northern Los Angeles County, leaving some neighborhoods with rare coatings of white.
California already had been suffering from an unusual cold snap that threatened many of its winter crops and wiped out most of its citrus. In Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, roads were largely empty Wednesday morning. Motorists unaccustomed to driving on ice took the day off after waking up to light snow, trees sagging with ice and icicle-draped cars. Many schools closed for the day or opened late. Freezing rain and sleet were reported in Laredo and other communities along the Mexican border.
“I think cell phones are a necessity because it’s necessary to contact people on the go.” Jimmy Barker | Sophomore means higher wages for those making the minimum wage but some other people’s wages and hours will be cut,” Smith said. As wages go up tuition money might go up.
“For students working at the minimum wage it’s an automatic raise,” Fuerst said. “There is no such thing as a free lunch so students could pay by having to pay more tuition.”
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland’s inaugural committee raised more than $1.5 million from big corporations, lobbyists, lawyers and average joes, according to figures released Wednesday. The Strickland-Fisher Inaugural Committee collected 27 contributions of $25,000 for the festivities held Saturday from utility companies, a law firm, auto makers and manufacturers. Topping the list was American Electric Power, which — along with a subsidiary — gave $50,000. Another 60 companies running the same gamut gave between $10,000 and $25,000, the voluntary report showed. Among them were insurers like Nationwide, retailers like Limited Brands, health care giants like Medical Mutual of Ohio, and banks like National City. A total of 2,750 donors gave top amounts down to $30, many of them paying the $75 to attend the governor’s ball at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. A spokeswoman for the committee said the final cost has not yet been determined.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
MIAMI 66 | BOWLING GREEN 60
Falcons can’t overcome slow first half, lose third straight By Bill Bordewick Reporter
AMATEUR HOUR BG News Sports Editor takes on BG’s best athletes
Maybe he’s courageous, maybe he’s delusional. BG News Sports Editor John Turner is going head-to-head all semester against the top athletes BG has to offer. In the first installment, Turner takes on basketball standout Martin Samarco in a 1-on-1 game. Be sure to read the column (front page) and check out video of the game online at bgnews.com.
The BG men’s basketball team turned up the heat on Miami in the second half after falling behind 14 at the break, but it was unable to erase the deficit and fell 66-60. It was as if no one told the RedHawks they were the team with the 5-10 record and the
Falcons were the team with a 10-6 record — at least for the first half that is. Both teams were coming off losses entering the game — the Falcons lost at home to Akron 83-62 while the RedHawks lost at Buffalo 68-51. This was a big game for both teams as they both hoped to stay close to the leaders in the MAC East. The two teams played fairly
even for the first 13 minutes of the game with the score in favor of the RedHawks at 19-18. From there, Miami went on a 15-0 run to push the advantage to 34-18. At halftime, Miami led by a score of 36-22. “[BG] was a passing team in the first half and they were a driving team in the second half,” said Miami coach Charlie Coles. “They showed their quickness in
the second half.” At the start of the second half, the Falcons stormed out of the gate and went on an 11-4 run to bring the deficit to seven at 40-33. The Falcons were forced to play from behind for the duration of the game and were unable to get the lead under seven until the four minute mark when the Falcons were able to pull within
Getting back on track
Jamie Roflow is ready for success on the track in ‘07
The top 30 men’s and women’s candidates for the 2007 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award — the nation’s premier tribute to college seniors — were announced yesterday, and BG’s Ali Mann is among the nominees.
By Josh Whetherholt Reporter
OUR CALL On the way up
Kevin Federline: K-Fed (below) will be appearing in a Super Bowl Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., sporting the slogan, “Life comes at you fast.” I can’t think of a better reason to go to the bathroom during a commercial break.
On the way down
Britney Spears: While Federline is being launched into fame with Nationwide on his side, Spears has been turned down for a commercial spot from the NFL network. It makes you wonder whether it was the weight gain, her suffering career or that she married Kevin Federline.
4. North Carolina:
Sophomore Tyler Hansbrough is an animal, averaging 18.6 points per game for the Tar Heels. 5. Kansas: Ten wins in a row and looking strong in the Big 12.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | JAMIE ROFLOW
WOMEN’S B-BALL Mann recognized among nation’s best
We check up on the top five men’s basketball teams in the nation. 1. Florida: Can they maintain their firm grip on the National Title monopoly. 2. Wisconsin: At 17-1, the Badgers are outscoring opponents by over 300 points total this season. 3. UCLA: Their lone loss is at No. 17 Oregon, but this young team (no seniors) has been showing some serious potential.
5 at 54-49. Miami quickly responded to the BG run by converting two jump shots to push the advantage back to nine with nearly two and half minutes to go in the game. Ultimately, BG was unable to overcome the halftime deficit. “The guys in the second half
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Following a highly successful cross country season with three individual wins, including a seventh place finish at the Mid-American Conference meet, Jamie Roflow is already working hard to carry over her success into the track season. Her domination in the 5,000 meter run last Saturday is just the start of what she plans to achieve this season, and she has made it clear she will not stop until she hits the top. “At MAC I just want to score as high as I can,” Roflow said. “It would be nice to do better than last year.” Last year she placed second in both the 5000 and the 3000 meter steeple chase, so the only place to go in both is to No. 1. Doing well at MAC is what keeps Roflow motivated and she keeps it in the back of her mind as she and her teammates push hard early in the season in order to be stronger later on. “Whenever [practice] gets hard I think about MAC and that’s what we’re training for,” she said. Still, throughout all this success, Roflow has managed to keep a level head, something she attributes to her idols, her parents. “I guess I look up to my parents a lot,” Roflow said. “They always set a good example.” In fact, Roflow does not even desire success solely for personal glory, but rather to be an attribute to her team. “I want to score well at MAC, as high as I can and help the team out,” Roflow said. When she isn’t pushing herself to victory she enjoys hanging out with friends, especially friends on the track team, and to listen to music, mostly country. Despite her near unstoppable running on the track, Roflow is a self-described “dessertaholic”. “I try to be nutritious,” Roflow said, “but I like dessert a lot.” Among her favorite desserts are the natural choices — chocolate
MOVING INDOORS: Jamie Roflow is showing early on why she will be a force to be reckoned with for opponents in the Mid-American Conference this track season.
Samarco: As good as advertised JOHN TURNER SPORTS EDITOR
Even before the lights of Anderson Arena had been turned on, before a basketball was in my hands and before my opponent made his way out of the locker room, I couldn’t help but repeat the same two words over and over in my head. Don’t suck. It wasn’t exactly a Jimmy
Valvano inspirational sermon, but as I readied myself to take on the nation’s 12th leading scorer in a game of 1-on-1, there was little else to think ONLINE: Check about. out video of this Then match-up, includout of the ing pre and postgame tunnel interviews from the first ever Amateur Hour comes my | bgnews.com opponent — 6-foot3, 215pound BGSU shooting guard, Martin Samarco. Aside from a distinct disadvantage in speed, agility, athleticism and conditioning, Martin has nearly 60
pounds on my wiry frame. He wears long white socks, black practice attire and an expression that both humors and concerns me at the same time, as if he’s about to play a group of 8-year-olds in a charity event. As he strolls to center court, I introduce myself and explain the rules. First to eight points, all baskets count as one, make it take it. As Martin misses the shot for possession, and I start with the ball at the top of the key, the reality of the situation hits me.
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SPORTS FACILITIES PART THREE OF THREE | THE FUTURE
Plan being put into place, needs financial backing By Chris Voloschuk Reporter
What will the University’s athletic facilities look like in 2027? It is a question that an increasing number of people are asking these days, and one that the University is looking to answer. Currently, the buildings housing the University’s four major sports are a mix of good,
bad and especially old parts. The structures have a homey charm about them, but their smaller size and dated amenities do not lend much to the future of University sports. The structures are low on “wow factor,” as coaches will attest, which can greatly hinder the recruiting process. Athletic Director Greg
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Manning ready to prove he can win “the big one” By Eddie Pells Associated Press
CHRIS GARDNER | AP PHOTO
THROUGH HIS EYES: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning signals at the line of scrimmage during the AFC divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. The quarterback with all that talent and all that potential gets yet another chance Sunday to take the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl.
FACILITIES From Page 7 Christopher is currently in the process of bringing about a “facility master plan” in conjunction with a sports architecture firm that will look into a 20-year process of facility renovation and possible rebuilding. He also plans to meet with his staff and the coaches to get ideas going as to what can be done with the aging venues. Over the course of the next 20 years, a collective vision will pair up with the necessary funding to provide the University with new-looking athletic facilities. When it comes to Anderson Arena and the programs that play there, women’s basketball coach Curt Miller has some ideas as to what could help increase the appeal of the building. “The playing surface is great, but aesthetically, [Anderson] needs more appeal,” Miller said. “We could also use more office space, a bigger film watching [area] and locker rooms.” Miller also said that if any rebuilding were to take place, a need for a new convocation center could come up that would give the basketball programs a boost.
What both Miller and men’s basketball coach Dan Dakich agree on is that the closeness of the fans to the court and the noise level created inside Anderson need to be maintained now and in the future. When it comes to renovating coach or player amenities and even increasing the quality of watching games for fans, baseball coach Danny Schmitz has a vision for Warren Stellar Field that is not far from what Miller or Dakich envision Anderson Arena. “We could use new dugouts,” Schmitz said. “They’re not big anymore and they’re old. Also, we could use our own locker room. We’re one of the few Division I programs that don’t have our own locker rooms.” Schmitz believes that changes are needed at Stellar Field, but that a total rebuilding is not necessary. According to him, the stadium has a good solid base, citing the new stands that were built in 2002. “We need to build around the base,” Schmitz said. “More stands, and new ticket booths, concession stands and a locker room would be good.” Down the road, vision will be needed at Doyt Perry Stadium. The Falcon football team, who won the MAC West Division in
INDIANAPOLIS — Jim Kelly or Troy Aikman. Fran Tarkenton or Terry Bradshaw. Dan Fouts or Joe Montana. Dan Marino or John Elway. A few years from now, Peyton Manning will be forever placed into one category of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks — those who have won Super Bowls and those who haven not. He has got to get there first, though, and his next chance is coming soon. Will the Colts-Patriots game Sunday amount to a defining moment, an all-or-nothing opportunity for Manning, who is currently the Greatest Quarterback to Never Make a Super Bowl? If he wins, maybe history will see it that way. If he does not — well, certainly he will have other chances, won’t he? His coach and teammates hate that it always seems to come to this. “It’s totally unfair to him,” tight end Dallas Clark said. “He has his job to do and he can’t do anything
CRUNCHING NUMBERS What could it cost to renovate or rebuild the University’s athletic facilities down the road? Anderson Arena: $20-25 million, all the way up to $40 million for complete renovation. Stellar Field: $4-6 million for a brand new stadium. BG Ice Arena: $10-15 million for basic repairs, and $25-30 million for a new stadium. Doyt Perry Stadium: Price tag currently unknown.
2003 and 2004 and shared the honor in 2005, and won two bowl games in that span, already has the future being laid out. The new Sebo Athletic Center is nearing completion. Sebo will serve a number of purposes for football and athletic training, along with providing modern sports medicine, rehabilitation and strength-training facilities. Also located in the building will be a balcony overlooking the field, coaches offices, teaching rooms for players and coaches, a video room, team meeting rooms and a coaches conference room. While the Sebo Center is a step toward the future for the Stadium, wear and tear is still
else. It’s sad, but that’s why you guys do what you do. He handles it great. He’s a professional.” Manning was not available for interviews Wednesday. The Colts chose to delay his availability until Friday, when he’ll undoubtedly offer the candid, introspective, realistic thoughts on the subject that he has repeated many times over his nine years in the NFL. It’s a career filled with records, Pro Bowls, MVP awards. But he is 5-6 in the playoffs with an 0-2 record against New England’s Tom Brady, the less-spectacular quarterback who has always been best when the stakes have been the highest. Brady is 12-1 in the playoffs with three Super Bowl rings. Brady entered the league as a backup, a sixth-round draft pick in 2000 — the kind of player who comes with no hype or expectations. Manning was the first pick of the 1998 draft — the kind of player who has “legacy” attached to his name before he takes a snap. “I don’t know that he’ll be judged against Tom Brady,” Colts coach Tony Dungy said. “But every quarterback will be judged against
Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw and Bart Starr and guys who have won Super Bowls. That’s the way it is. I think we have appreciation now for Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason and Dan Fouts and guys who haven’t won it. But at the time, we talk about how many Super Bowls you’ve won. As time goes by, history is a little easier on you.”
a problem those who work and play there will be dealing with for a while. “[The Stadium] is not what it needs to be,” said BG football coach Gregg Brandon. What does it need to be? According to Brandon, the field is in very bad shape. He also said that seating could be increased, along with new concession stands and ticket booths as well as other aesthetics. Another idea he mentioned involves showing fans the tradition of University football. “One thing we could do is put up recent awards, such as signs or banners of the 2003-04 MAC Championships,” Brandon said. With the Stadium in need of renovation, the possibility of building a new stadium could come up at some point. Brandon believes that option needs to be open to discussion. “[Rebuilding] needs to be talked about down the road, after the Sebo,” Brandon said. “It needs to be talked about yearly. You can’t sit on your hands in college football. Other schools have done things to enhance their stadiums.” There is clearly vision as to what could go into the renovation or rebuilding of the University’s major sports facilities in the future, but vision cannot go by itself. In order to make the vision a reality, the proper funding is needed to back it.
According to Christopher, facility funding could come from a combination of sources, to be used on a situational basis. The sources would include private donations, University funds and even state funding. If renovations or rebuilding are going to be made on any of the four buildings in question, Christopher already has ideas of what it will take to pay for them. Currently, there have been no examinations of the Stadium to determine everything that needs fixing, so there is no price tag on it. A complete renovation of Anderson Arena would cost $2025 million, going as high as $40 million. A brand new baseball stadium would cost between $46 million, depending on what upgrades will be necessary. Basic repairs on the aging Ice Arena would run between $1015 million, with a brand new arena costing $25-30 million. As of right now, it is too early to know what the exact numbers will be. The University’s athletic facilities were once modern examples of quality construction in their beginning. Currently, they are rapidly losing their luster due to decades of wear and mild renovating and are hurting recruiting. In the future, with a new 20year plan being put into place by Christopher and his staff, major changes — changes for the better — could be coming.
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FLY WITH ME: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning signals at the line of scrimmage during the AFC divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Manning, of course, is hoping he will not need friendly historians to cement his legacy. A Super Bowl ring is the easiest, maybe the only, way to avoid that. Funny thing is that he finds himself on the cusp of the Super Bowl again — Manning’s second
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ROFLOW From Page 7 and ice cream. But like any good runner, she does try to stay away from drinking pop. Food plays a major part in Roflow’s success besides just helping to unwind. In order to prepare for a race she follows a routine that involves a Gatorade the night before the race along with pasta and bread to load up on energygiving carbohydrates. On race day she must eat three hours before her first race, and she prefers to have a bagel with peanut butter and must follow in strict order her warm up routine. Things aren’t all winning and ice cream for Roflow though. Along with success, one must also fear losing that success. “I get really nervous too soon,” Roflow said. “It might help to be more positive.” Roflow even made being more positive before races one of her New Year’s Resolutions (with the other being to cut back on treats). “I’m trying to be more positive, and stop negative thoughts,” Roflow said. However, Roflow isn’t worried that it is affecting her races. In fact she feels that it almost scares into becoming more prepared for her races. “I know a lot of people say it hurts them,” Roflow said, “but a lot of times I’ve been negative and done OK.” Doing well despite a negative attitude could be accredited to Roflow’s coach Cami Wells. “I was deciding between Miami and BG, and Cami [Wells] was a big reason why I came here.” Roflow said. “I liked her and I knew she would be a good coach.” Wells was a main reason for several of her runners for coming to Bowling Green in the first place, and she is seen as a second mother as well as a coach. “She’s a really good coach and we can talk to her about anything,” Roflow said. “She’ll even have meetings with us to see how we’re doing.” Roflow, the Falcons and Wells seek to continue the success they’ve already enjoyed this season as they take on Ball State, Cincinnati and Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne tomorrow in the BGSU Invite.
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TRIPLE THREAT: Ryne Hamblet stares down a defender in BG’s last home game against Akron.
B-BALL From Page 7 – at least I feel – played the way Bowling Green basketball should be played,” said BG coach Dan Dakich. “I liked our effort in the second half.” Nate Miller led the way for the Falcons scoring 21 points, grabbing six rebounds and three steals in the losing effort. “There’s no such thing as moral victories – it’s a big step as far as doing what coach wants us to do, but it’s still a loss,” Miller said. “We gave up 36 points in the first half – that’s what hurt us.”
AMATEUR From Page 7 Not only am I out of shape, I’ve also not played organized basketball this decade. I’m too slow, too weak and too inexperienced (the triple-threat of defeat) to take on a player of this caliber. To make a potentially embarrassing situation even worse is the game is being photographed and recorded on video. Again, my self-confidence slips a few more notches. Don’t suck. The first half of the game is as surprising as it is exhausting. With a slight height advantage at 6-foot-4, I’m able to keep Martin from getting anything easy inside. Still, I get the feel-
The RedHawks had a balanced scoring output with four guys scoring in double figures – Tim Pollitz (14), Michael Bramos (12), Nathan Peavy (12) and Alex Moosmann (11). Martin Samarco came into the game leading the MidAmerican Conference in scoring at 21.8 points per game, but the RedHawks held him in check, allowing three points on five shots. Samarco did not play for the first seven minutes of the second half and was immediately taken out of the game the possession after as well. Samarco spent most of the first half on the ing that he’s not taking me seriously. Then again, I don’t really know why he would. It didn’t take long for him to remind me why he can score upward of 40 points against Mid-American Conference competition in a single game, as he took a sudden 4-0 lead with a mix of drives and jump shots. Prior to the game I decided that making two baskets would be enough for me to leave the gym with my dignity at least partially intact. Adding insult to injury, I looked up to see a handful of spectators around the gym. Among them was BGSU women’s basketball standout Kate Achter (who, by the way, was laughing). So not only was I in
bench with foul trouble. “[On Samarco] it was my decision totally,” Dakich said. “The team at the end of the half played with toughness and got four straight stops and I just made up my mind that was the way we were going to play.” This was the 116th meeting between the two teams with Miami leading the all-time series 70-45. The Falcons will next be in action Saturday night as they continue their road trip in Kent when they take on the Golden Flashes at 7 p.m.. Kent State is coming off a loss at Akron 7868. danger of being shut out, but I was in danger of being shut out in front of a girl who undoubtedly would not be held scoreless against Martin. Then, thanks to a defensive slip-up and a couple of tough makes, I was not only on the board, but within two points at 5-3. I chuckle to myself now when, looking back, I allowed the thought of possibly winning cross my mind. The baskets were nothing to brag about, including the circus shot I threw up with my arm extended, ball in hand, away from the basket to avoid being blocked (for a third time). Three quick makes from Martin later I was lying on the floor of Anderson Arena, having spent every last ounce of energy
appearance in the AFC championship game — after a most un-Peyton-like run through the playoffs. He has 438 yards in two games, fewer than he recorded in his second playoff blowout over the Broncos in 2004. He has one touchdown pass and five interceptions. His quarterback rating is 58.3. Yet just as he has struggled, the defense that has often derailed Indy’s Super Bowl hopes has also been uncharacteristic, allowing only a single touchdown and an average of 63.5 rushing yards in two games. “The NFL has a funny way of highlighting the quarterbacks, like it’s Peyton versus Brady,” defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “That’s all right for the media, the fans and the game, but there’s a lot more going on out there than just two quarterbacks going at it.” Still, as a defensive end — even a great defensive end — Freeney will never be held under the spotlight the way a quarterback would. Especially a quarterback like Manning. Nobody can stand at the line of scrimmage and dissect a defense better, and nobody has thrown for more yards over the last nine seasons than Manning, who is essentially on pace to own every significant quarterback record in league history if he plays five or six more years without injury. Come playoff time, he has not been the same. Rushed and beaten up, he threw four interceptions in the 2003 AFC title game at New England. The next year, in the divisional playoffs, he suffered a similar fate — no touchdowns, one interception in a 20-3 loss — a terrible close to a season in which he threw an NFL-record 49 touchdowns. Last season, the Colts started 13-0 and appeared destined for the Super Bowl. to make three of the toughest baskets of my life. “I’m mad they woke me out of my sleep to play this guy,” Martin said. As Martin strolled off the court to get ready for his team’s practice, where he’d face “real” competition, I felt a bit of pride for exceeding my goal of scoring two baskets. The following day I had a meeting with men’s basketball coach Dan Dakich. After the interview was over, he asked me how things went against Martin. “8 to 3,” I said. “Not too terrible.” I’ll never forget what he Dakich said back to me. “You only scored three points on him?”
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Battle is set between Congress and White House over troops in Iraq By Anne Flaherty The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A second Republican signed onto a Senate resolution yesterday opposing President Bush’s 21,500-troop buildup in Iraq, setting a marker for a major clash between the White House and Congress over the unpopular war. Sen. Olympia Snowe, a moderate from Maine, said she would support a nonbinding resolution that would put the Senate on record as saying the U.S. commitment in Iraq can be sustained only with support from the American public and Congress. Snowe’s decision to join the
effort came as the White House and GOP leaders struggled to keep Republicans from endorsing the resolution, and raised questions about how many more defections there might be. “Now is time for the Congress to make its voice heard on a policy that has such significant implications for the nation, the Middle East and the world,” Snowe said in a written statement. Earlier, Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and potential 2008 presidential candidate, joined Democrats at a news conference announcing the resolution. “I will do everything I can to stop the president’s policy as he
Five-year plan could cut student loans in half By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a bill yesterday that would cut the interest rate on many student loans in half. The legislation would lower the rate from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent in stages over five years for need-based loans. The vote was 356-71. The proposal would cost nearly $6 billion and affect nearly 5.5 million students who get the subsidized loans each year. In passing the bill, Democrats were making good on a campaign pledge, though the measure was scaled back. Initially, the Democrats didn’t say it
would be limited to need-based, or subsidized student loans. The Democrats pushed the interest rate legislation through without amendments, eager to check off one more accomplishment in their “100-hours” list of early legislative goals. The Bush administration opposes the bill, and Senate Democrats plan to bring up a more comprehensive measure that could complicate prospects for final passage. The House version aims to reduce the bill’s $6 billion cost by reducing the government’s guaranteed return to lenders who make student loans, cutting back the amount the government pays for defaulted loans and requiring banks to pay more in fees.
outlined it Wednesday night,” Hagel said. “I think it is dangerously irresponsible.” Even as skeptical Republicans were summoned to private meetings with Bush and national security adviser Stephen Hadley at the White House, Bush’s aides made clear that the Capitol Hill challenge would be met aggressively by the administration. Presidential spokesman Tony Snow said resolutions passed by Congress will not affect Bush’s decision-making. “The president has obligations as a commander in chief,” he said. “And he will go ahead and execute them.” Senate Armed Services
Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., a chief author of the Senate resolution, said it says “we do not support increased troops, deeper military involvement” and calls for shifting the mission of U.S. troops from combat to training, counterterrorism and protecting Iraq’s territorial integrity. He said it also calls for “the greater engagement of other countries in the region in the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq.” The resolution does not call for a withdrawal of troops or threaten funding of military operations, as many Democrats have suggested. Instead, the legisla-
PASADENA, Calif. — NBC’s “Today” show will add a fourth hour in September, stretching television’s most popular and lucrative morning show nearly into lunchtime. The fourth hour will likely resemble the current third hour, light on hard news and heavy on lifestyle segments, NBC executives said yesterday. Al Roker and Ann Curry are currently hosts of the third hour, but NBC News President Steve Capus said it hasn’t been determined who will do the fourth hour. “The key here is the quality,” said executive producer Jim Bell.
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ATLANTA — The tide has turned in the nation’s battle against cancer. Cancer deaths in the United States dropped for the second year in a row, health officials reported yesterday, confirming that the trend is real and becoming more pronounced, too. The news was cause for celebration among doctors and politicians. “It’s very exciting,” said Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a cancer physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “When we saw the first decline, the number wasn’t that enormous. But once you start to see a trend like this, it obviously makes you feel like ‘We must be
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Bad weather in California expected to hurt retailers By Dan Sewell The Associated Press
CINCINNATI — Grocery retailers are taking stock of the impact California’s freeze will have on supplies and the prices of citrus, strawberries and other damaged crops in their stores. Meghan Glynn, spokeswoman for Kroger Co., said yesterday that severe weather in California, Arizona and parts of Mexico is expected to hurt store supplies for several months. “We expect shortages of citrus fruits, berries, some lettuce varieties and several fresh vegetable offerings,” she said. “We regret that we are not able to offer our customers the range of high-quality fresh produce usually available this time of year.” Glynn said Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery chain,
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Car bombs attack university in Iraq, the deadliest attack in two months By Steven R. Hurst The Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Twin car bombs tore through a leading Baghdad university as students left classes Tuesday in the deadliest attack in Iraq in nearly two months, and the United Nations reported 34,452 civilians were slain last year, nearly three times more than the government reported. A total of 142 Iraqis were killed or found dead Tuesday, in what appeared to be a renewed campaign of Sunni insurgent violence against Shiite targets. The sharp uptick in deadly attacks coincided with the release of U.N. figures that showed an average of 94 civilians died each day in sectarian bloodshed in 2006. The blasts wrecked two small buses as students at AlMustansiriya University were lining up for the ride home at about 3:45 p.m., according to Taqi alMoussawi, a university dean. At least 65 students died. The attackers stationed a man wearing a suicide belt in the expected path of fleeing students to take even more lives, but he was spotted and shot by security men before he could blow him-
self up, the dean said. “The only guilt of our martyred students is that they pursued education. They belong to all religions, sects and ethnic groups,” said an angry al-Moussawi, himself a Shiite. “The terrorists want to stop education. ...Those students had nothing to do with politics.” After the explosions, a rescue worker and three men in civilian clothes scrambled through the debris to carry a charred victim away in a sheet. Firefighters in yellow helmets examined the charred wreckage of an bashedin, overturned minivan. The university’s well-shaded campus occupies several square blocks in north central Baghdad, a mostly Shiite area. The school ranks second among institutions of higher education in Iraq. Founded in 1963, it was named after one of the oldest Islamic schools, established in the 13th century during the Abbasid dynasty that ruled the Muslim world. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki blamed the attack on “terrorists and Saddamists” seeking revenge for Monday’s hanging of two of Saddam Hussein’s top aides, convicted with him for the slaying of 148 Shiite men and boys after a
1982 assassination attempt in the northern town of Dujail. The violence Tuesday against Shiites may signal a campaign by Sunni insurgents to shed as much blood as possible before the deployment of 21,500 more American troops. Most of the additional U.S. troops will be used to back up the Iraqi army in a security sweep to rid the capital of Sunni and Shiite gunmen. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Kuwait for a meeting with eight Arab nations to discuss ways to keep Iraq from sliding into civil war, sought to lower any expectations that the troop buildup would quickly pacify the country. “Violent people will always be able to kill innocent people,” she said. “So even with the new security plan, with the will and capability of the Iraqi government and with American forces to help reinforce Iraqi forces, there is still going to be violence.” Tuesday’s death toll from the al-Mustansiriya bombings made it the single most deadly attack against civilians in Iraq since Nov. 23, when a series of car bombs and mortar attacks by suspected al-Qaida in Iraq fighters in Baghdad’s Sadr City Shiite slum killed at least 215 people.
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VIOLENT ACTS: Bystanders and a firefighter carry the body of a victim outside Al-Mustansriya university in Baghdad, Iraq. Two minivans exploded near the university as students were leaving after classes Tuesday in a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, killing at least 65 people, police said. Attacks in Baghdad — including the university explosion, blasts at a marketplace for used motorcycles and a drive-by shooting — killed more than 100 people in a spasm of violence ahead of a promised drive by the Iraqi government and U.S. forces.
First ladies discuss ways to further protect children By Christine Ollivier The Associated Press
PARIS — Laura Bush said at a gathering of first ladies yesterday that police must work with counterparts in other countries to keep children safe from abuse and Internet pornographers. French first lady Bernadette Chirac hosted the one-day conference on missing and exploited children, which brought together first ladies including Suzanne Mubarak of Egypt and Lyudmila Putin of Russia, as well as Queen Silvia of Sweden and Queen Paola of Belgium. Mrs. Bush briefed participants on efforts to protect children in the United States, touting the Amber Alert system that mobilizes TV, radio and highway signs to get word out whenever a child goes missing. “So far, Amber Alerts have saved more than 300 young lives in the United States, and similar programs are now saving lives in countries across the globe, including France,” she said. France’s new system, modeled on the U.S. alerts, helped authorities track down three missing children last week. The women proposed that the system be extended throughout the European Union, so all its member nations are alerted when a child goes missing.
Mrs. Bush said the U.S. alert system helped increase the percentage of missing children found to 94 percent today, compared to 62 percent in 1990. The first lady also urged international cooperation in fighting online child pornography. She cited the case of a police officer in Denmark who found child pornography online and alerted Interpol. Eventually, the FBI traced images of an abused girl to North Carolina and a relative of the child was sentenced to 100 years in prison. The relative had 175,000 images on his computer, and police used them to track down other child abusers. “Because one person in Denmark tipped off Interpol, four children in the United States were saved,” Mrs. Bush said. The conference was a meeting of the honorary board of directors of the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children, based in Alexandria, Va. A study by the group examined all 186 Interpol member countries and found that up to 95 of them had no laws on child pornography, while 136 of them do not consider possession of child pornography a crime.
Suicide attack on Sadr City marketplace killed 17 Shiites By Kim Gamel The Associated Press
BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber killed 17 Shiites at a teeming Sadr City market yesterday, while gunmen in a predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Baghdad shot up a convoy of democracy workers in an ambush that took the lives of an American woman and three bodyguards. The attack on the marketplace came one day after car bombings killed scores of uni-
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More troops needed in Afganistan BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested yesterday he would ask President Bush to send more troops to Afghanistan, an increase that could intensify pressure on a U.S. military already straining to wage the war in Iraq. After two days of talks with American, NATO and Afghan officials, Gates said he was impressed with progress toward stabilizing and rebuilding Afghanistan. Yet he also said military commanders want to add U.S. troops to the 24,000-strong American force now there, the highest level of a 5-year-old war. While Gates used no figures, a senior official traveling with him said the prospective increase would not be large — possibly one or two battalions, no more than a couple of thousand soldiers. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because no decision had been made. Gates stopped short of say-
Robert Gates Sec. of Defense was impressed with the progress so far ing he would recommend the increase. Yet he offered a rationale for reinforcing a war effort that has seen the quick toppling of the Taliban rulers of a country that had been sanctuary for al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, only to have combat flare in recent months with renewed Taliban attacks. “I think it is important that we not let this success here in Afghanistan slip away from us and that we keep the initiative,” he told reporters traveling with him. “There’s no reason to sit back and let the Taliban regroup.” A U.S. troop increase in Afghanistan would come on top of Bush’s decision to send 21,500 more soldiers and Marines to Iraq over the coming four months
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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
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.!
Evergreen Apts. 215 E. Poe Rd. Large 1 or 2 Bedroom Efﬁciencies Laundry on Site BGSU Bus Route Only 15 minute walk to campus!
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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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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!!! CAMPUS POLLYEYES LASAGNA DINNER $5.50 352-9638
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**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 ‘07 - ‘08 School Year 1,2 & 3 bedroom apts. available. For more info call 419-354-9740. 1 roommate needed now until May. Campbell Hill $325 mo. + utilities. 260-241-1534 2 /3 bdrm houses. Avail. 8-15. Price: $825 Dill St.; $900 E. Merry. 11 1/2 mon. lease. Call: 419.308.2406.
Dell Dimension E 520 Pentium D Processor 15” flat panel screen $900. Call Troy 419-575-2664.
2 bdrm. apt. Great location. $425 Available immediately. 352-1584 or 353-8611.
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— adding to the roughly 132,000 already there. That boost had been opposed by many Pentagon uniformed officers, who worry that it would be too much stress on a force that is already sending soldiers to Iraq. The two wars, each now longer than U.S. involvement in World War II, have stretched American land forces so thin that the Army and Marines are requesting tens of billions more in funding and have persuaded Bush to ask Congress to increase their size. Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said new troop commitments for Afghanistan would further strain the U.S. military in the short run. But if done as part of a successful strategy against the Taliban, it might hasten the day when the U.S. military can withdraw its combat forces altogether, said Pace, who joined Gates for part of his Mideast trip. Gates said the number of extra troops “depends on different scenarios,” which now will be examined.
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1 bedroom, as low as $399.00 419-352-0590. 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.
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
2 bdrm., AC, all elec., dishwasher. Sublease available immediately . 714 Eighth St. 419-352-6553.
Ivywood Apts. 1 bedroom & studios. First month free. Restrictions apply. 419-352-7691
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. 3 bdrm house, 1 block from campus, W/D, AC. Avail Aug ‘07, 1 yr lease. Call 419-897-5997. 3 bdrm. house, 118 Clay St. $1200. 131 N. Church St. $800. 419-308-2456 3-4 Bedroom House. $900 month Avail. May 2007. 640 S. Summit St. Call 419-308-9905 3/4 bedroom apt. recently remodeled, for rent 2007-2008. Please call 419-308-3525.
Male has a furnished room for rent with freedom of house. $225 mo. $100 deposit. 419-354-6117. SpringBreak in Palm Bay/Melbourne FL, 4 BR/3BA home. Sleeps 8. $750 wk, Summer $2500/mo. Call BG alum Jackie 866-203-7830 x9933. SUBLEASER NEEDED ASAP Enclave Apts. Call Samantha 419-575-6060 Subleaser Needed Campbell Hill. $240 per month Call Danielle 330-221-6748 Apts & Houses 07 -08 419-353-8206 www.fiterentals.com
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.
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).
426 E. Wooster, Large, 1 bedroom. Avail Spring or Fall 2007, $425 mo. Utilities included. 419-352-5882.
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