THE BG NEWS GREEK LIFE TAKES OVER CAMPUS OVAL
August 28, 2007 Volume 102, Issue 8 WWW.BGNEWS.COM
Teen redesigns iPhone for other carriers The 17-year-old has found a way around the AT&T-exclusive phone | Page 3
Overuse of debit cards has some paying out hundreds of dollars | Page 3 JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
Deconstructing the syllabus piece by piece
RECRUITMENT: Left to right: Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers Chris Gregalia, Nate Evans and Nate Newborn sell their brotherhood to Josh McGinnis. Most Greeks put up tables in the Union oval yesterday. The annual event is meant to attract freshmen that are new to the University and don’t understand he Greek system.
An associate professor attempts to explain all of the “university babble” to the student body | Page 4
The changing of the grill
Connecting to international students
Global Connections does a wonderful job welcoming students from around the globe | Page 4
FEMA steps in to aid Ohio flood victims
Dining Services adds new items for hungry appetites
President Bush declared north-central Ohio a national disaster yesterday | Page 8
Information compiled by Reporter Steve Kunkler
Falcon football selects starters
Tyler Sheehan takes over as quarterback with Willie Geter in at tailback | Page 5 Mama Margie’s Pizza
Fresh Baked Bread
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
NORA HOVANIC, Junior, Communication
“I think mine’s Tickle Me Elmo.” | Page 4
TODAY Sunny High: 87, Low: 63
TOMORROW Mostly Sunny High: 88, Low: 62
Huh? The University is now making their own sushi and will no longer serve the prepackaged stuff.
Where? The Union and Kreischer
How Much? Vegetable Rolls $4.99 California Rolls $5.59
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ resignation yesterday after months of draining controversy drew expressions of relief from Republicans and a vow from Democrats to pursue their investigation into fired federal prosecutors. President Bush, Gonzales’ most dogged defender, told reporters he had accepted the resignation reluctantly. “His good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons,” Bush said. The president named Paul Clement, the solicitor general, as a tempora r y replacement. With less than 18 months remaining in office, there Alberto was no indiGanzales cation when Has resigned Bush would a sucas Attorney name cessor — or General after how quickly months of or easily the controversy. Senate might confirm one. Apart from the president, there were few Republican expressions of regret following the departure of the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general, a man once hailed as the embodiment of the American Dream. “Our country needs a credible, effective attorney general who can work with Congress on critical issues,” said Sen. John Sununu of New Hampshire, who last March was the first GOP law-
President Bush names Alberto Gonzales to the White House’s legal counsel. He was first the Hispanic to hold the position.
Gonzales sworn in as the 80th attorney general of the United States, replacing Ashcroft. He is confirmed 60 to 36 by the U.S. Senate.
Audits find that FBI agents improperly and, in some cases, illegally obtained personal information about people in the U.S. Gonzales, who oversees the FBI, orders an internal investigation.
Two Senate Democrats say they will seek a no-confidence vote on Gonzales.
A second former Justice Department aide undercuts Gonzales’ assertion that he did not see a list of U.S. attorneys to be fired.
July 26, 2007:
Graduate Student Discounts
Pizza with spice mix on too.
Students no longer have to walk off campus for a good sandwich; bread is now being baked daily.
Mama Margie’s is now available for pick up at Founders and the Union.
$1.79 per slice $1.99 for one topping slices, $2.49 for specialty slices.
Six-inch for $3.99 and 12-inch for $6.99
Democratic House members introduce a measure directing the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether to impeach Gonzales.
Aug 24. 2007:
Gonzales telephones Bush to say he plans to resign.
Aug. 27, 2007:
Gonzales announces his resignation and Bush publicly accepts.
Sources: The Associated Press, The BG News Research
USG debates lower budget By Kristen Vasas Reporter
The general manager at Kreischer Sundial is sharing a taste of his Mediterranean culture by serving Hummus.
Small $2.09 Medium: $2.59 Large: $4.79
Graduate Students can now receive a dollar off discount at Commons dining hall buffet upon providing a valid student I.D.
Dollar off buffet Monday through Thursday and on Sunday too.
His mother Elayne works as a nurse practitioner in the Student Health Center. Living in Bowling Green for After his father encouraged Is the only under20 years and on campus for him to apply, Jacoby was intergraduate in the two, prepared Daniel Jacoby viewed by both the University Board of Trustees. to become the new student Student Government and Linda trustee. Dobb, secretary to the Board Jacoby, a junior majoring one undergraduate student. of Trustees and executive vice in business, was appointed by They meet four times a year to president. Dobb said she interthe governor as the new student discuss pressing matters the viewed five students for the positrustee to the BGSU Board of University is facing. tion and after one dropped out of Trustees on Aug.18. Jacoby heard about the open- the running, sent the remaining The Board of Trustees is made ing in the position from his father, names to the governor’s office. After the students were interup of nine non-student mem- Joseph Jacoby, who is a sociolbers, one graduate student and ogy professor at the University. viewed by the governor’s office
During the summer, USG students who are living in the Bowling Green area are “given money in order to take classes on campus, which comes from the organization’s rollover from the previous year,” Gamero said. Although the new budget for this year claimed that USG had roughly $7,000 left in rollover money, the amount was considerably less. The student government was unaware of the change and divvied up their money accordingly. At the end of last year the
The Undergraduate Student Government’s budget is down by nearly $7,000 after a mistake in the organization’s allocation, leaving them with only $33,000 instead of the anticipated $40,000. At the general assembly meeting last night, USG debated about what went wrong with the budget. Vice President Nick Gamero was shocked to find USG’s budget was incorrect and said it was due partly to miscalculated rollover counts.
Jacoby appointed as new student trustee By Gina Potthoff Reporter
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller contradicts Gonzales’ sworn testimony.
July 31, 2007:
See GONZALES | Page 2
Volleyball loses two in Dayton
What’s your favorite children’s toy?
ALBERTO GONZALES’ CAREER
By David Espo The Associated Press
Overdraw fees leave students stuck in a rut
After consecutive losses to Illinois and Dayton, they defeated IPFW Saturday | Page 5
ESTABLISHED 1920 A daily independent student press serving the campus and surrounding community
of boards and commissions, Jacoby was chosen. Jacoby’s responsibilities will include attending every board meeting, answering board discussion questions and staying in touch with USG, friends and other students to be able to represent their viewpoints. “This will be an all-new experience for him navigating the world of adults,” Dobb said. Dobb noted that at times it can be awkward suggesting dif-
See BUDGET | Page 2
CURRENT TRUSTEES Members of the University’s Board of Trustees and their ending term: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
Brady Gaskins, 2008 John F. Harbal, II, 2010 Stephanie Magyar Imhoff, 2013 Michael J. Marsh, 2009 John E. Moore, Jr., 2012 William J. Primrose, III, 2015 Debra (Scheete) Ryan, 2014 J. Robert Sebo, 2011 Francis C. (Fran) Voll, 2016 Michael R. Wilcox, 2008
See JACOBY | Page 2
VISIT BGNEWS.COM: NEWS, SPORTS, UPDATES, MULTIMEDIA AND FORUMS FOR YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE
2 Tuesday, August 28, 2007
GONZALES From Page 1
maker to call on Gonzales to step down. “Alberto Gonzales’ resignation will finally allow a new attorney general to take on this task.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, added, “Even after all the scrutiny, it doesn’t appear that Attorney General Gonzales committed any crimes, but he did make management missteps and didn’t handle the spotlight well when they were exposed.” Democrats were less charitable. Under Gonzales and Bush, “the Department of Justice suffered a severe crisis of leadership that allowed our justice system to be corrupted by political influence,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who has presided over the investigation into the firings of eight prosecutors whom Democrats say were axed for political reasons. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the investigation would not end with Gonzales’ leaving.
“Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead, into the White House,” said the Nevada Democrat. Gonzales also has struggled in recent months to explain his involvement in a 2004 meeting at the hospital bedside of then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, who had refused to certify the legality of Bush’s nowarrant wiretapping program. Ashcroft was in intensive care at the time. More broadly, the attorney general’s personal credibility has been a casualty of the multiple controversies. So much so that Sen. Arlen Specter, senior GOP member of the Judiciary Committee, told him at a hearing on the prosecutors that his testimony was “significantly if not totally at variance with the facts.” The speculation about a successor began immediately, and included Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Asa Hutchinson, former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration; former soliticor general Ted Olson; and Larry
BUDGET From Page 1
“Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead into the White House.” Harry Reid | Majority Leader Thompson, who was the secondranking official at the Justice Department in Bush’s first term. Gonzales made a brief appearance before reporters at the Justice Department to announce his resignation. “Even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father’s best days,” said the son of migrants. Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee as recently as July 24 that he had decided to stay in his post despite numerous calls for his resignation. Several officials said the attorney general called Bush at his ranch last Friday to offer his resignation. Bush did not attempt to dissuade him but accepted with reluctance, they said. The president then invited Gonzales and his wife to Sunday lunch.
Gonzales was one of the longest-serving members of a group of Texans who came to Washington with Bush more than six years ago at the dawn of a new administration. Karl Rove, the president’s chief political strategist, announced his resignation last week. Presidential counselor Dan Bartlett and Harriet Miers, the former White House counsel who was forced to withdraw her nomination for the Supreme Court, left earlier in the year. Gonzales, too, was once considered for the high court, but conservatives never warmed to the idea and he was passed over. His appointment as attorney general more than three years ago marked the latest in a series of increasingly high-profile
positions that Bush entrusted him with. A Harvard-educated lawyer, Gonzales signed on with Bush in the mid 1990s. He served as general counsel and secretary of state when his patron was governor of Texas, then won an appointment to the state Supreme Court. As counsel, Gonzales helped get Bush excused from jury duty in 1996, which kept him from having to disclose a drunken driving arrest in Maine in 1976. The episode became public in the final days of the 2000 presidential campaign. Gonzales was White House counsel during the president’s first term, then replaced Ashcroft as attorney general soon after the beginning of the second. Both jobs gave him key responsibilities in the administration’s global war on terror that followed the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In a legal memo in 2002, he contended that Bush had the right to waive anti-torture laws and international treaties that protected prisoners of war.
BLOTTER SUNDAY 8:49 a.m. The driver-side mirror was broken off a car parked on East Reed Avenue overnight, causing $150 in damage. 10:42 a.m. Someone stepped on the hood of a car parked on North Enterprise Street overnight. Damage is estimated at $200. 12:01 p.m. Someone entered an unlocked vehicle on East Wooster Street and shoved a drill bit into the ignition. There appeared to be no permanent damage. 12:27 p.m. A South Summit Street resident has been receiving threatening and disturbing phone calls from the ex-girlfriend of her current boyfriend. 1:50 p.m. A Ford pick-up truck, valued at $3,000, was taken from Campus Quarters. The vehicle was later found by the State Highway Patrol. 4:30 p.m. A mountain bike, valued at $402, was taken from an apartment complex on Campbell Hill Road.
Cause of cave-in not earthquake, officials say
budget was submitted to the dean of students, and was approved, President Johnnie Lewis said. The budget then went to the Vice-President of Student Affairs and it was decided that too much money was being given to the student government, leaving the USG with considerably less than was originally expected. “It is a good lesson for all of us in terms of flexibility, leadership and dedication,” USG speaker Jeremy Lehman said. “It was unfortunate, but we still have a lot of good ideas,” he said. Lewis was troubled when he learned about the miscalculated budget. “I was so upset when I first heard,” Lewis said. “Then I was confused because last year I watched the rollover, and it certainly wasn’t $7,000 and I don’t know how it ended up at that number.” But Lewis still has big plans for the coming year, even if USG may not have the funds expected. “So many things must be reconfigured and reconsidered,” he said. “We may have to re-address our entire approach, but I’m still going to do everything we planned with as much energy and excitement as we can.” Notes: Ashley Bunnell, a USG off-campus senator, told USG members that her car was hit by a campus shuttle bus. She was absent from last week’s meeting due to the accident. Lewis said that the accident occurred on Aug. 20.
By Jennifer Dobner and Chelsea J The Associated Press
HUNTINGTON, Utah — A seismologist who detected ground tremors was the first to notify authorities of the cave-in that trapped six miners, even before mine officials called for an ambulance, according to 911 recordings. University of Utah seismologist Walter Arabasz made his call about a potential problem at the Crandall Canyon mine early on Aug. 6, four minutes before mine officials made their call. The 911 tapes obtained Monday by The Associated Press showed that from the earliest moments scientists suspected the shaking came from a mine collapse, not a natural earthquake, as mine co-owner Bob Murray has maintained throughout the ordeal that has entered its fourth week. “Just from the general character of the seismic event, it looks like it might be a coal-mining event,” Arabasz said on the tapes. Also Monday, bad weather delayed drilling on a seventh hole and also postponed plans to drop a $100,000 robotic camera into an earlier hole for a long-shot effort to locate the men. “There’s a lot of rain,” Colin King, an attorney for the fami-
lies, said after a briefing from federal mine safety officials. He said the road had been washed out in places. As the saga entered a fourth week, Emery County authorities released tapes that described the early hours of the disaster. The first 911 call came at 3:47 a.m. from Arabasz in Salt Lake City, 120 miles north of the mine. At 3:51 a.m., a mine employee called for an ambulance. “We had a big cave-in up here, and we are probably gonna need an ambulance. We’re not for sure yet because we haven’t heard from anybody in the section,” a voice identifying himself as Mark Toomer told a 911 dispatcher. “But we’re mostly likely going to need one up here.” Arabasz told the dispatcher the seismic event registered as 4.0 magnitude at 2:48 a.m., and it was 3.1 miles west-southwest of the mine entrance. The severity of the event was later revised to 3.9 magnitude. The six miners have not been heard from since the cave-in, which filled a mine shaft with rock and coal in the area where the men were working. No one knows whether the men survived the collapse. Mine officials and federal regulators have worked unsuccessfully to locate the miners, drilling a half-dozen vertical
GARRETT DAVIS | AP PHOTO
HONORING THE LOST: Canyon View High School football coach Randy Hunter and principal Jennifer Wood present a bouquet of flowers, a banner signed by the entire Canyon View student body, and a check for $1,000 to Emery High School principal Gwen Callahan.
holes into the mountain in hopes of finding signs of life. Horizontal tunneling through the tons of debris inside was halted Aug. 16 after a second cave-in killed three rescuers, including a federal safety inspector, and injured six others. It was unclear when drilling of the seventh hole would be finished. If the camera works, images were expected later yesterday. The camera is similar to one used to search the wreckage of the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks
in New York City. It can take images from about 50 feet away with the help of a 200-watt light. It can travel 1,000 feet and has some ability to move around the rubble. It was not known for certain if the camera would fit into the narrow hole or move past rock and other debris before gaining access to the mine. “There is no indication they are giving up,” King said of the rescuers. “I think they are genuinely anxious to see if this robotic camera gets some results for them, and they did put it down the hole enough to
“Everyone here is so happy for him. He’ll see to it that things get done.”
the same time, I don’t hold a grudge,” said Jacoby. The student trustee is supFrom Page 1 posed to be impartial and not being able to vote protects fering opinions from the board Jacoby from being sued. members, but that is exactly “I’m supposed to be a good Lori Hennings | Librarian and coworker of Jacoby’s what Jacoby is supposed to do. face for the University and not He is the messenger telling the screw up,” Jacoby said jok- He wants to create an action In addition to his student trustees what students think. ingly. group of students to discuss trustee responsibilities, Jacoby Although Jacoby is a voice Jacoby plans to focus on the and resolve these issues. delegates his time between the for the students, he is not a vot- main issues of tuition, meal “I want to encourage stu- Delta Sigma Pi business fratering member of the board. plan and room and board costs dents to go to USG and voice nity, University Disciplinary “I’d like to have a say, but at at his first meeting Sept. 28. their opinions,” Jacoby said. Committee and the Wood
We want to correct all factual errors. If you think an error has been made, call The BG News at 419-372-6966. The political cartoon in yesterday’s Forum should have been attributed to Michael Weigman. The name of the host of the “BG’s Got Talent” contest was misspelled in an article yesterday. The correct spelling is Mike Puppos.
n a i d i s Ob cultu i t l u M GUs
Open to any student interest interested ed in
County District Public Library, where he works. Lori Hennings, Jacoby’s coworker at the library, said the junior is an excellent choice for this position because he is an all-around good kid that gets along with everyone. He is knowledgeable and regularly discusses politics, she said. “Everyone here is so happy for him,” Hennings said. “He’ll see to it that things are done.”
B E PA R T O F T H E
US N I O J BS
see this is going to work.” Also Monday, the state’s new Mine Safety Commission met for the first time. Gov. Jon Huntsman told the panel that he wanted members to determine whether Utah should take over safety regulation of the state’s 13 coal mines. A report is expected in the fall. Utah surrendered oversight of mine safety in 1977 to the federal government. At the time, Utah had only three safety inspectors for all its coal and hard-metal mines, said Democratic state Sen. Mike Dmitrich, a member of Huntsman’s panel.
ine z a g a lM
KEY YEARBOOK Organizational Meeting WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:30PM 28 WEST HALL (In The Basement)
Refreshments will be provided Tue. Sept. 4-8 pm Rm. 202 WestHall
For More Information firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing Editing Illustration Photography Questions email email@example.com
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
17-year-old makes iPhone available by more carriers By Martha McKay MCT
HACKENSACK, N.J. — George Hotz — pale, skinny, shaggyhaired and brilliant — claims he’s won the worldwide race to unlock an Apple iPhone so it can be used with a carrier other than AT&T. The 17-year-old Glen Rock, N.J., resident posted the complicated steps on his blog Thursday. An avid tinkerer who goes by the online name Geohot, Hotz showed off two iPhones that he’d unlocked, both of which can make and receive calls using T-Mobile’s network. The iPhone is designed to work exclusively on AT&T’s network and lock like other cell phones to prevent its use on another network. But ever since the phone’s splashy debut in June, computer hackers around the world have been in an unofficial race to break open the device and modify it so it can work with other carriers. Hotz said his unlocked phone retains all the bells and whistles of the iPhone except for a visual voicemail function exclusive to AT&T. “I’ve lived and breathed that
phone for the last two months,” said Hotz, who won a prestigious $20,000 Intel science fair prize this year for a device that projects a 3-D image. Hotz said he is aware of other so-called “unlocks”, but that his is the first that lets the phone work with a SIM card from any carrier without purchasing additional parts to make the unlocked phone operate. The SIM card is the tiny rectangular card that fits into a phone and contains phone number and account information. In the U.S., phones sold by AT&T and TMobile use SIM cards; Verizon Wireless and Sprint use a different technology, so Hotz’s fix wouldn’t work. Hotz doesn’t tinker alone. He’s got a Web-based group dubbed Dev Wiki, which includes one programmer based in Russia. Hotz, whose room has shelves of empty Red Bull cans, must be up at 5 a.m. to communicate online with him. On the technology blog Engadget, Hotz's work was
hailed Thursday. But some found the soldering steps involved too complicated. “As excited as I am for this event, that level of soldering and what is at stake is too steep a price. This is not the hack for me yet. But, I am super proud of that crew,” a reader called Dentalchicken posted. Hotz recently put a video touting his unlock on YouTube, which had more than 107,000 views as of Thursday night. Neither AT&T nor T-Mobile would comment on Hotz’s claim. Apple could not be reached for comment. It’s too early to tell whether unlocking the iPhone could have any impact on Apple. “If a large enough number of people can figure it out then clearly that's disruptive — that would become a major concern to both Apple and AT&T,” said Kurt Scherf, principal analyst at technology consultancy Parks
Overdraft charges baffle unsuspecting college students By Susan Tompor MCT
DETROIT — Joseph Rizk, 20, figures it was one trip to Taco Bell that sent his checking account over the edge. When he was a senior at Wayne State University, Rizk pulled out his Chase debit card to get some fast food. He spent about $5 more than he had in his checking account. He didn’t spot the trouble early enough and ultimately got hit with about $350 in banking fees. “I overdrew, and they pretty much pummeled me with charges,” said Rizk, who graduated this summer with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. This is one story that’s smart to share with anyone who is heading off to college. The debit card — no matter how cute all those commercials might be — isn’t necessarily your best friend. And at a time when many parents are struggling to cover higher tuition bills, the last thing a college student needs to do is trigger hundreds of dollars in senseless overdraft fees, too. The fees add up quickly at $25 to $35 a pop. Overdraft charges are costing people about $17.5 billion each year, according to estimates by the Center for Responsible Lending, a consumer group that analyzed data on overdrafts. Banks have made it easier for consumers to overdraw their accounts and rack up big fees. Young consumers who prefer paying with plastic, instead of paper, are vulnerable. About 45 percent of overdrafts are attributed to using a debit
“You’ve got to keep track of what you’re spending, just as you did in the old days when you wrote checks.” Mary Kay Bean | Chase Spokeswoman card or taking out cash from the ATM, according to the center. Pulling out a debit card to buy fast food has turned into a financial tripwire. “In the past you couldn’t overdraft at McDonald’s, now you can,” said Eric Halperin, director of the Center for Responsible Lending’s Washington office. Three years ago, Halperin noted, most banks routinely denied debit card purchases at the checkout lane if you did not have enough money in your checking account. “The fact that you can overdraft with a debit card is relatively new,” said Halperin, who favors legislation that would require banks to, among other things, disclose the annual interest rate on what consumer groups call overdraft loans to consumers. (Banks call the charges overdraft fees.) In the last few years, banks and credit unions began allowing more debit card purchases to go through at checkouts as a convenience to consumers, even if there is not enough money in the checking account.Most customers are routinely enrolled in so-called bounce-protection programs that, according to consumer groups, are not explained well and turn out to be expensive. In many cases, consumers would pay less in fees if they went to the bank and set up
a system to link the checking account to a savings account, a line of credit or a credit card to cover an overdraft. For young consumers, the rules can be particularly tricky. Some think they’re in the clear because they’ve just checked their balances with tellers or online. But that account balance often does not reflect how much money there is available to spend. “We don’t have real-time transactions. There will always be outstanding transactions that the consumer has authorized but have not hit the bank,” said Nessa Feddis, senior federal counsel for the American Bankers Association in Washington. It’s easy to forget that the debit card is really just a plastic version of a check. “You’ve got to keep track of what you’re spending, just as you did in the old days when you wrote checks,” said Mary Kay Bean, a spokeswoman for Chase in Detroit. And if you wait until you see the next statement, it’s too late. “The debit card is really where it’s a serious problem,” argues Ed Mierzwinski, the consumer program director of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group in Washington. “It’s harder to keep track of your balance because of the tricks banks use.”
Get Connected! Get Experience! Get Active! Get Excited! Get Pumped! APPLY TODAY FOR
STUDENT BUDGET COMMITTEE Get great budgeting and accounting experience while working with hundreds of student organizations. Applications are available online at www.bgsu.edu/getinvolved/orgs
All applications are due September 10
Campus Activities Division of Student Affairs
For more information on Student Budget Committee or other ways to get involved, please contact us at (419) 372-2343 OFFICE OF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES 401 Bowen-Thompson Student Union | (419) 372-2343 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bgsu.edu/getinvolved
GET A LIFE CALENDAR OF EVENTS Some events taken from events.bgsu.edu
8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Muslim Student Association Prayer Room 204 Olscamp
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. T-shirt Sale Union Lobby
CARMINE GALASSO | MCT
GADGET TINKERER: George Hotz, 17, of Glen Rock, New Jersey, claims to have unlocked the Apple iPhone so it can be used with a carrier other than AT&T.
Associates. “Hacks are going to happen, but I would think this would be a very small portion of the overall iPhone base.” Hotz’s level of expertise in electrical engineering is impressive. His room is filled with lathes, soldering irons and prior projects — a flying wing, a toaster oven converted to a reflow oven, which can perform precision soldering jobs — and out back he took apart a car (which his father, also George Hotz, gently reminded him he hasn't put back together). Hotz took on the iPhone project the minute the phone came out, and estimates he spent about 500 hours working on it. “Some of my friends think I wasted my summer but I think it was worth it,” said the teen, who is off to Rochester Institute of Technology this weekend,
where he plans to major in neuroscience — “hacking the brain!” he said. If someone handed him an iPhone new out of the box, he could modify it in “about an hour,” he said. A person following his directions might take “a good 12 hours,” the teen estimated. Hotz, who has met legendary hackers Kevin Mitnick and John T. Draper, doesn’t believe in doing malicious work. He said he was motivated to crack the iPhone simply for fun. And, he acknowledged, because his parents had a T-Mobile family plan and wouldn't pay for AT&T iPhone service. He says the work he did isn’t illegal. He said the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 allows phones to be unlocked.
Students: Don’t fall victim to identity theft By Kim Ode MCT
Q:What’s 10 feet tall, bullet proof, has great earning potential and spills its guts on the Internet? A: The typical college student. While their actual paychecks remain to be seen, many students likely have no problem being pegged as both open and invulnerable. Unfortunately, that otherwise healthy attitude could wreak havoc with their finances, according to Todd Davis, a specialist in identity-theft risk management and founder of LifeLock, the nation’s first identity-theft prevention service. Identity theft has risen steadily over the past seven years in the United States, and college students represented one in three victims last year, Davis said.This comes as no surprise, given how often they’re asked for their Social Security number, “the key to the kingdom” when it comes to infiltrating a person’s privacy. “College students are really out there because they have to give it to the financial office, the health service, if they apply for
Noon. - 1 p.m. Weight Watchers
“College students are really out there because they have to give it ... if they apply for employment.” Todd Davis | Identity Theft Specialist employment,” he said. There’s no way around that, but students can take steps to keep the number, or other aspects of their identity, from being stolen. The danger: Credit card companies inundate students with offers of pre-approved cards. Thieves then target a campus’ communal mailboxes, grab up a bunch and say, “Yes, I’d like to take advantage of this offer, but I have a new address.” The ready-to-use card then gets sent to the thief’s home and the victim won’t know a card has been issued in their name until a collection agency comes after them.
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Black Student Union: Remembering Emmett Till 315 Union
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Gospel Choir Events Game Night 228 Union
9:15 p.m. Greek Leadership Team Meeting 315 Union
BRIEF City of Bowling Green collecting money to aid flood victims The city of Bowling Green is asking for donations to aid in flood relief across northwest Ohio. Tomorrow, two city trucks will be parked next to The Flower Basket, 165 South Main St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. accepting cleaning supplies, mops and buckets, bottled water and diapers. The donation drive is sponsored by the BG Unity Coalition and the city of Bowling Green. Supplies will be distributed by the American Red Cross through relief shelters in Findlay and Ottawa, Ohio, along with other towns that have been damaged by the recent flood. Organizers are asking for supplies that victims can use in cleaning and sanitizing their homes and businesses, said Mary Ann Gibson, leader of the BG Unity Coalition. “We want to fill both trucks and have to ask for a third one,” Gibson said.
1045 N. Main 7B Bowling Green, Ohio 419-353-5800 www.meccabg www. meccabg.com .com
Apartments/Houses/Storage Units Log on Today to: View our 2007/2008 Listing View photos, map of locations, paperwork and other info to make your search easier. Stop by or call oﬃce for update on openings
Now for Rent!
Re n Fas ting t!
APA RT M ENT S!
“I’m supposed to be a good face for the University and not screw up.” — Daniel Jacoby, junior and new member of BGSU’s Board of Trustees [see story, p. 1]
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
What’s your favorite children’s toy?
MIRIAM SAAS, Junior, Ecology
“Sit ’n Spin.”
“Paint chips and glue.”
LINDSAY WOODS, Sophomore, Education
ANDREA DINNING, Senior, Criminal Justice
JASON GEANURACOS, Junior, Math Education
What’s with a syllabus? Surprisingly, a lot KEITH BERNHARD ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
It’s the first day of class. I look across the group and see a mixture of emotions on the students’ faces. At some point during this first class meeting, we’ll get to the syllabus — often the first piece of “university babble” in the course — something that almost invariably confounds the group. For some time, that phenomenon also confounded me. Then a colleague pointed out that, although most students learn early in their careers how to decipher a course assignment, most undergraduates have never encountered a contract. Ah, so obvious! But not. Course syllabi differ from class to class and faculty member to faculty member. Where’s some guidance in this? At the University, the faculty has some handy sources to help in developing syllabi. Students can explore these as well. The provost’s office provides a sample syllabus in the form of a word processing template file (http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/ provost/FacultyResources/ Academic.htm) which contains six major sections: • Descriptive Information about the course, plus contact information about the faculty member(s) • Texts, Readings and Materials • List of Course Topics (and “... assignments and dates of examinations or other scheduled
exercises and events”) • Student Learning Outcomes • (Methods for) Assessing the Student Learning Outcomes • Optional Policy Statements; Disability Policy; Religious Holidays; University Closure; Tape Recording Policy; and Cell Phones, Pagers and Personal Digital Assistants. The sample syllabus template file also includes an extensive bibliography with some Web links on the topic of syllabus development. Another source for faculty is the “Checklist for an Online Syllabus”, produced by the University’s Interactive Distance Education for All Learners Center, available via http://ideal. bgsu.edu/pdf_docs/Online% 20Syllabus%20checklist.pdf . Although similar to the template available from the Provost’s site, some suggestions here are clearly suited to distance learning arrangements and dynamics. A third source for faculty are the curriculum proposal/revision documents that are part of the history of each course. College courses don’t appear out of thin air. Since they are subject to review by accrediting agencies (which certify to the “worth” of your academic degree), the proposal and revision processes involve program faculty, academic departments, undergraduate or graduate program council and other administrative review. Consequently, every academic department has at least one file drawer full of “blue sheeted” (undergraduate) or “green sheeted” (graduate) course proposals — the checklists for which are available via this link: http://ideal.bgsu.edu/
howto_get_course.php. But why do they look so different? As noted in the Provost’s syllabus template file, the format of a syllabus is a matter of personal preference. But that also begs the question: What-all should a syllabus do? • Should a course syllabus help students understand the purpose of the course? • Should it explain the instructor’s instructional philosophy? • Should it describe the responsibilities of students and faculty in the course? • Should it lay out the plan of study and related assignments for the course? • Should it outline the kinds of assessments of learning progress and assessments of instructional quality that will be used? • Should it include a timeline of events? • Should it mention University policies relevant to teaching and learning? • Which elements of a syllabus should be negotiable? Since relevant information is available to the faculty, then all could be described. But maybe it’s better to ask, would a syllabus be helpful if it did not address one or more of these things? Or we might ask whether an issue could become “contentious” if it were not addressed in the syllabus. For example, if weekly quizzes were suddenly added to a course calendar after the midterm exam, students might contend that that was “over the top” (or some less generous phrase), even if the intent had been to provide more frequent and detailed feedback on their progress well in advance of the final exam. (In this case, it might have
SPEAK YOUR MIND
E-mail us at email@example.com. Drop a note into our new comment box at the Union Information Center. Call us at 419-372-6966. Come to our newsroom in 210 West Hall.
Be sure to read the full submission guidelines at the bottom of this page.
been better to have included multiple quizzes in the first place, then delete them, if appropriate.) As I hope this short piece indicates, the development of a course syllabus is not simple work. It is complex. It is time consuming. It is like the fashioning of a puzzle where the pieces must fit together reasonably well. It also lays out the terms by which faculty and students will work together to accomplish a set of learning tasks that are meant to achieve some valuable goals. So, even if the syllabus you receive in a course seems lengthy, read through it carefully. And, in class, be sure to discuss those parts that seem unclear to you. The faculty member will appreciate it, because in future offerings, possible points of contention will have been resolved. Send comments about this column to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Friday, Chad Puterbaugh wrote a column regarding professors’ responsibilities towards their students. Specifically, he argued that professors are not “caches of pure knowledge,” but instead are prone to interjecting their own opinions and politics. The real problem, according to Puterbaugh, is that professors hold a sufficiently powerful position to browbeat students into conformity or — only slightly better — completely turn them off to classroom material. Speaking as Puterbaugh’s political antithesis, I wanted to pose a potential solution to such a problem. It is frequently believed among the political right that universities such as BGSU’s are bastions of liberal or even radical indoctrination. I do not tend to buy into this notion. As Puterbaugh pointed out on Friday, it is impossible to transfer knowledge and comprehension from one person to another with no bleed-over in personality and opinion. That said, I have had minimal problems with this in my previous three years here at the University. I am much more concerned with Puterbaugh’s second
point that those who feel politically affronted will stop taking their studies seriously. The initial reason for my “liberal bastion” comment above was to introduce this observation: Conservative and often even moderate students take an inherently defensive stance. This is in part because University policy, such as gender and LGBTQA issues, as well as mental health and education methods are based on fundamentally liberal assumptions. While I might expound upon that point at a later date, for now I would simply like to state that these perceptions need not form the basis of a student’s experience at the University. What I would like to do instead, is explain my own standard for judging a professor and the material. I call it the “all-or-nothing” standard. Simply put, if you are studying something that cannot benefit by political discourse, then it should never come up. In some subjects this is the obvious choice — hard sciences and so on. It gets trickier in the humanities, however. While it is possible to study philosophy exclusively in the abstract or hypothetical, it is also a valuable exercise to apply the concepts and their counterpoints to contemporary issues. This also holds true for students of ancient history, to say nothing of modern history or political science. The point is, whenever a professor can
THE BG NEWS LISA HALVERSTADT, EDITOR IN CHIEF 210 West Hall Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 | Phone: (419) 372-6966 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: http://www.bgnews.com Advertising: 204 West Hall | Phone: (419) 372-2606
“How can a professor make time for every ... position and still get anything done?” avoid bringing in political observation (a rather generous use of that word), the better chance they have to purvey Puterbaugh’s “cache of pure knowledge.” However, as mentioned above, sometimes political dialogue is helpful or even necessary to the course. So if the “nothing” standard cannot apply, the “all” standard must. This seems like a simple concept: Present the arguments, merits and failures of both liberal and conservative stances in class. Unfortunately, it is not that easy. For starters, what about libertarian or communitarian perspectives? How can a professor make time for every conceivable stance and still get anything done? My simplified answer would be, do not be gun shy. The most extreme example is often the most telling. In studying history, my most adept professors have been able to represent the viewpoints of monarchs, confederalists and even Nazis and Soviets. While this might have set off a few warning bells, let me point out two things. First, it is much easier to learn about some-
thing if you can see it both from the outside and inside. Those of you who oppose the Bush administration, take the time to learn about the values and motivations of those in power. I am not saying you will be won over — quite the opposite. By studying something from both sides you are better prepared for debate. This leads into my second point: a university student will not slide on over to whichever side is currently being analyzed. A history student will not be a Nazi one week, a Soviet the next and a Reagan era neo-con the third. On the flip side, to rob a student of any of those perspectives in such a course would be a failure on the part of the professor and class. Unfortunately, my solutions to the problems posed by Puterbaugh presuppose an intelligent professor who is interested in fairness and equal scholastic exposure. To students I would simply say, force the issue. If a professor is failing to meet the “all-or-nothing” standard, put him or her on the defensive. As a closing observation, my best professors have been those whose beliefs I cannot tell you to this day. If this seems unfair or dehumanizing, such is the price of authority. Send comments about this column to firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVE HERRERA, SENIOR EDITOR CANDICE JONES, SENIOR EDITOR KELLY DAY, CAMPUS EDITOR TIM SAMPSON, CITY EDITOR STEPHANIE GUIGOU, DESIGN EDITOR BRIAN SZABELSKI, WEB EDITOR KRISTEN MOONEY, COPY CHIEF COLIN WILSON, SPORTS EDITOR ADDIE CURLIS, PULSE EDITOR CHRISTY JOHNSON, SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR JORDAN FLOWER, PHOTO EDITOR
VISIT US AT BGNEWS.COM Have your own take on today’s People On The Street? Or a suggestion for a question? Give us your feedback at bgnews.com.
Finding saviors in a local program
Got something you want to say about an opinion column or news story? Here’s how to get in touch with us for letters to the editor:
To politicize, or not to politicize BRIAN KUTZLEY COLUMNIST
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 4
MWENDAH M’MAILUTHA COLUMNIST
Any new international student knows their heroes very well. They are invariably from the Center for International Programs (CIP) at the University and Global Connections (an ecumenical organization serving the needs of the international community in Bowling Green since 2000). The heroes also include many American volunteers, both students and other members of the community. All of them work tirelessly and selflessly to make the students' entry into Bowling Green as comfortable as possible. Members of staff from CIP and volunteers from Global Connections are inordinately busy in the months of July and August: They both collaborate, through volunteers, in picking new students at the Toledo Express, arranging for temporary accommodation and taking them for shopping trips in nearby stores. Global Connections, through its affiliate churches in town, also arranges for new international students to receive welcome baskets. The packages are comprised of personal essentials like toothpaste and deodorant, non-perishable food items, fruits, phone cards to call home and even some cash for laundry. They, in essence, take care of the incoming students' most immediate needs. A Chinese student says that she was overwhelmed by the selfless service and generosity extended by the CIP and Global Connections respectively. Another international student observed that it is so thoughtful of Global Connections to buy the phone cards. Any international student will tell you that the first thing they want to do on arrival is call home to anxious families and friends. The CIP takes up its role of guiding the students through the intricacies of registering, and filling in all the requisite documents. The center appraises and updates travel documents, including the all important I-20 form. Members of staff at CIP have to contend with bewildered students asking all sorts of questions. They address this with care and detail. Global Connections then goes on to organize social events for the international students. The events may include but are not limited to cook-outs, camp fires, dinners and other forums where the students get the opportunity to interact amongst themselves and get to learn more about the U.S. from American volunteers. To the sweet surprise of most international students, Global Connections also organizes a free garage sale for them. The “sale”, essentially a raffle accompanied by lunch and refreshments, is held to assist the students with free household furniture, kitchen essen-
tials and bedding. The furniture and other essentials are usually donated by members of the community through churches and other organizations and also by individual students . “This community is so kind and welcoming,” quips a student from Ghana. Others find it hard to believe that there is such a profound sense of community and social capital in the world's foremost capitalist society. Honestly, a lot of international students would be lost without this exemplary support from the Center for International Programs, Global Connections and hundreds of other unsung volunteers in the community. CIP also facilitates a program for matching new international students with local families. This gives the students the opportunity to experience the warmth of family away from home. It also is a great way of learning more about American culture. Some of the relationships established in this way last for a life time. International students appreciate, quite early, that both the University and the community deeply cares for them and appreciates their presence. Many start off their careers at the University feeling safe by knowing that they are a part of the community. To international students, this presents both a challenge and a lesson; a challenge to excel, to be an outstanding member of the community and to be a future volunteer (in time and resources) for both CIP and Global Connections. It also presents an opportunity for these students to take and disperse all over the world the message of the warmth and generosity from Bowling Green, and by extension the U.S. In any case, this is one way in which the U.S. spreads its goodwill throughout the world. International students also take the opportunity of the different forums to interact and learn from each other. In fact, many students from the same countries or regions of the world, meet each other at these events. Evidently, acclimatization would be harder and take longer for most international students without this strong support from not only CIP and Global Connections, but also a host of other volunteers in the community. It takes a lot of effort and dedication to coordinate all these activities by members of staff at CIP and Global Connections volunteers. Though it may not be very obvious, international students truly appreciate their efforts. To international students: Take some time to express gratitude to the members of staff at CIP and volunteers at Global Connections. They are heroes, albeit unsung ones. Better still, become a volunteer for Global Connections, even CIP, whenever they need them. Send comments about this column to email@example.com
The BG News Submission Policy LETTERS TO THE EDITOR are to be fewer than 300 words. These are usually in response to a current issue on the University’s campus or the Bowling Green area. GUEST COLUMNS are longer pieces between 400 and 500 words. These are usually also in response to a current issue on the University’s campus or the Bowling Green area. The maximum number of submissions for columns is two per month.
POLICIES: Letters to the Editor and Guest Columns are printed as space on the Opinion Page permits. Additional Letters to the Editor or Guest Columns may be published online. Name, year and phone number should be included for verification purposes. Personal attacks, unverified information or anonymous submissions will not be printed.
E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS as an attachment to thenews@bgnews. com with the subject line marked “Letter to the Editor” or “Guest Column.” Only e-mailed letters and columns will be considered for printing. All letters are subject to review for length and clarity before printing. Opinion columns do not necessarily reflect the view of The BG News.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
A whole new backfield Falcons starting Sheehan, Geter at Minnesota
FOOTBALL Ohio State’s season approaches with YSU on the bill The Buckeyes season soon begins and the Penguins should have no problem heading to Columbus after getting their $650,000 check for their two-year contract. See more | Page 6
Troy Smith is still with the Ravens after they trimmed their roster for the first time in the preseason.
BG NEWS BLOG Check out The BG News’ sports blog Get information from the reporters who cover your favorite sports teams every day. See more at bgnewssports.blogspot.com.
SCHEDULE TODAY Volleyball: vs. Oakland; 7 p.m.
PHOTOS BY: JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
NEW FACES: Tyler Sheehan (top) and Willie Geter(bottom) have been named starting quarterback and running back respectively for Saturday’s season opener.
1. Tyler Sheehan:
Corey Partridge can’t catch a pass on every down. The Falcons need another go-to receiver.
3. Antonio Smith: He’s stepped up as a leader in the offseason and now he’ll try to lead a young, talented secondary to a MAC championship.
4. Sean O’Drobinak: The former tight end will hope to succeed on the defensive side. If he does then the Falcons will have a very deep defensive line.
5. Willie Geter: Whether or not he succeeds the Falcons have many options at the tailback. If he does excel, you’re looking at a scary, fast offense.
During yesterday’s press conference in the Sebo Center BG coach Gregg Brandon unveiled the depth chart to start the 2007 season. The suspense of knowing who would start at quarterback and running back is finally over. Tyler Sheehan will start the season under center, and lining up behind him at tailback will be true freshman, Willie Geter. After Eric Ransom came onto the scene in spring football, it seemed like the Falcons would have a three-man battle at the tailback position. Only then it was Dan Macon who was the third back in the equation. Now Macon will get reps as a receiver behind Freddie Barnes since Geter has burst onto the scene. “[Geter] earned it, [he] had a great camp,” Brandon said. Geter will not necessarily take reps away from Bullock or Ransom though. The three of them all bring different styles to the Falcon offense. “Our challenge is to get all of those guys on the field at the same time or two of the three on the field at the same time because of the kind of speed it gives [us],” Brandon said. His coach isn’t the only guy he’s impressed. His linemen didn’t even expect to see him play a lot since they already had depth at tailback. Now he’s starting in their first game against a Big Ten defense. “He’s really been a big surprise,” said center Kory Lichtensteiger. “Willie came in and started getting reps with the twos and then the ones and he definitely earned it. “He’s quick.” Sheehan’s promotion isn’t as much of a shock since he’s been the leading candidate since late in the spring. It does come as a small surprise though as incumbent starter Anthony Turner was just one player on a team that lost eight games last season. The offseason has allowed Sheehan to grow though and he caught the attention of his coaches somewhere along the way.
By Adam Miezin Reporter
The BG News presents the top five players to watch on the Falcon football team.
2. Freddie Barnes:
Here is a list of BG’s quarterbacks since 2000. ■ Anthony Turner (2005-’06) ■ Omar Jacobs (2004-’05) ■ Josh Harris (2001-’03) ■ Andy Sahm (2000)
“All our quarterback needs to do is win a championship. That’s it.” Gregg Brandon | BG coach “He became an accurate passer. The type of thrower I need to run the offense,” Brandon said. “He just manages things really well for us, knows the system and is able to spread the ball around.” Sheehan won’t step into the same shoes as Turner did last season. Turner was stepping into the light as record-setting quarterback Omar Jacobs was stepping out of it and into the NFL. Brandon still thinks Sheehan has the pressure on him to perform at the elite level that Jacobs and Josh Harris did before him. “Until somebody does better then it will go away,” Brandon said. “All our quarterback needs to do is win a championship. That’s it.” That might be a tall order this season. Most of last season’s successful teams are returning key players. The MAC East is especially strong now that Kent State and Ohio are in the mix. That leaves five teams including BG, Miami and Akron. “It’s a lot more of an even playing field. There’s not going to be a week this year where there’s an easy win,” Lichtensteiger said. “We’re definitely going to need to show up to every game.” Whatever the case, Sheehan is the starter and that’s the team’s goal. “It doesn’t have anything to do with yards, touchdowns and all that stuff, just lead the team to the MAC Championship,” Brandon said. “That’s what a quarterback does.”
Netters drop two-of-three in Dayton
The Falcons go as he goes. A team that will live and die by the pass needs their QB to excel.
THE QB HISTORY
By Colin Wilson Sports Editor
Smith makes Ravens’ first cut
1991 - The Reds’ Tom Browning and the Expos’ Dennis Martinez both pitch perfect games on the same day. 1986 - The largest-ever wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) gathers at Toronto Stadium. 1955 - The first NFL preseason sudden death football game, the Rams beat the Giants 23-17. 1926 - Cleveland Indian Emil Levsen pitches a complete double-header victory against the Boston Red Sox.
JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
SPIKE: Corrie Mills spikes the ball during practice. The Falcons lost twice overthe weekend before beating IPFW.
The BG women’s volleyball team put it together after two consecutive losses when they defeated Indiana-PurdueFort Wayne on Saturday at the Dayton Invitational. The Falcons lost consecutive 31 matches to Illinois on Friday and Dayton early Saturday. They bounced back for a victory by sweeping IPFW. BG started well against Illinois, winning the first game 30-22. The team hit .389 for the game while holding the Illini to a .105 mark. The Falcons lost two consecutive games by scores of 30-28. In the third game BG fell 30-19 to lose the match 3-1. Corey Domek led the team in kills
Triple-play, Byrd, bats help Tribe beat Twins By Tom Withers The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Paul Byrd beat Minnesota once again, Victor Martinez homered and the Cleveland Indians turned a triple play in slowing the Twins’ climb in the AL Central with an 8-3 win last night. Byrd (13-5) allowed three runs in six innings to move to 4-0 this season and 10-3 in his career against the Twins. The first-place Indians, who will spend most of the final month on the road, began the night 2 1/2 games ahead of Detroit. They opened a 6 1/2game lead over the Twins, who
TRIPLE THREAT BEEN A WHILE: The Indians have not turned a triple play since 1992 against Baltimore. THIRD TIME’S A CHARM: The play was the third one of its kind this season. The Phillies have turned one as well as the Rockies.
had won a season-high five straight. Byrd had just left the game with a four-run lead when the Indians turned their first triple play since 1992 — and first in
See TRIBE | Page 6
with 18, while also hitting .485. Chelsey Meek had 23 digs while three others had double digit digs. BG out-hit Illinois .231 to .222 for the match and also had six less hitting errors. “We did a good job despite the record,” Domek said. “We saw some bigger teams in this tournament and we lost a lot of tight games as well. We just need to get used to each other and stay fired up.” The Falcons fell again Saturday morning. This time it was at the hands of host Dayton. This match was close as well with BGSU losing the first game 30-24. BGSU had nine errors and nine kills in game one. The Falcons rebounded to take a 3230 win in game two. They hit .237 in the game, which would be their highest for the match. They would eventu-
ally drop the next two games 30-24 and 30-28. Domek again led the Falcons in kills, this time with 15 while Stephanie Swiger had 12. Meek also again led the Falcons in digs with 26. The team hit a collective .140 while Dayton hit .224. “Wow. What a hard fought match,” said Head Coach Denise Van De Walle. “If we would have passed the ball better and got a few more first-swing kills, we may have had a different outcome.” The one bright spot on the weekend came when the Falcons swept IPFW. BG won 30-26, 30-26, 30-28 to earn its first victory of the season. Domek again led the team with 17 kills while Meghan Mohr recorded another double-double when she finished with 11 kills and 10 digs.
See NETTERS | Page 7
Vick apologizes to all affected parties By Larry O’Dell The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — First, Michael Vick apologized to all the people he lied to. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Coach Bobby Petrino. His teammates. “I was not honest and forthright in our discussions,” the star quarterback said Monday, somber and deliberate and not speaking from notes. Then he apologized to “all the young kids out there for my immature acts.” “I need to grow up,” he added. And so began a public act of contrition from Vick, who pleaded guilty to a federal dog-
fighting charge and then stood behind a podium to say his job now was “bettering Michael Vick the person, not the football player.” There he was, a QB so deft and nimble he pulled off any number of amazing scrambles on the field. Now he was scrambling to save himself and his football future because of his role in a gruesome dogfighting ring. Saying he was speaking “from the heart,” Vick said he took full responsibility for his actions. “Dogfighting is a terrible thing, and I did reject it,” he said. Acceptance of responsibility
See VICK | Page 7
STEVE HELBER | AP PHOTO
A DAY IN COURT: Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick, right foreground, is escorted by federal marshals and his attorney, Lawrence Woodward, left yesterday.
6 Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Buckeyes ready to kickoff against YSU COLUMBUS (AP) — What’s brewing today with the 2007 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYE BUZZ: After beating on teammates at all those practices in sauna-like conditions this month at the reconstructed Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the football Buckeyes finally have an opponent on which to focus. Youngstown State, Ohio State’s first-ever I-AA opponent, invades Ohio Stadium on Saturday for a noon kickoff. The Buckeyes practiced in cooler conditions on Monday afternoon and are now on a regular game-week schedule. They’ll have hard practices early in the week, taper off in the middle and will spend the final days leading up to the game going over matchups, plays and tendencies. BOTTOM LINE: Youngstown State receives $650,000 per game to play at Ohio State this season and next. BACK ON CAMPUS: The Buckeyes got a 48-hour furlough this weekend. Many of the players within driving distance headed home for one last time before embarking on a marathon 12-week season with no bye week. Most of them enjoyed not having any meetings, conditioning sessions or practices.
TERRY GILLIAM | AP PHOTO
GET IT: Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis (33) jumps over pads during a drill at football practice in Ohio Stadium on Thursday in Columbus. The Buckeyes open the season this Saturday against Youngstown State.
TRIBE From Page 5 Cleveland since tripling up the Twins in 1976. With runners at first and second, Indians reliever Rafael Perez came on and got Mike Redmond to hit a hard grounder to third baseman Casey Blake, who fielded it and quickly stepped on the bag. Blake then threw to second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, whose relay to first baseman Victor Martinez easily beat the slow-footed Twins catcher. It was Cleveland’s first triple play since Aug. 7, 1992, at Baltimore, and the club’s first triple play on a grounder since May 23, 1981, at New York. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the third triple play of the season. The Philadelphia Phillies did it on April 21 at Cincinnati, and
eight days later, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turned an unassisted one against Atlanta. Jason Bartlett homered for the Twins. Byrd improved to 6-1 in his last eight starts, with three of those wins coming against Minnesota. The 36-year-old, who went just 10-9 last season, has the secondmost wins of his career — four shy of matching his total with Kansas City in 2002. For some reason, the Indians have hit for Byrd, something they haven’t always done for C.C. Sabathia or Fausto Carmona. Cleveland came in averaging 5.46 runs in games started by the right-hander. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the third off Carlos Silva (1013). Kelly Shoppach and Travis Hafner each added two RBIs for the Indians, who scored their most runs at home since July 27, when Byrd beat the Twins 10-4.
The three-game series was originally scheduled to begin today. But it was moved up one day to allow the Indians to squeeze in a makeup date with the Seattle Mariners, whose season-opening, four-game visit to Cleveland in April was postponed by heavy snow. The Indians scored four runs in the fourth to open a 7-0 lead and chase Silva, who didn’t go back to the dugout quietly. Following two singles and a sacrifice, Shoppach, stuck in a 4-for-48 slide, hit a two-run double to make it 5-0. Grady Sizemore walked, and with two outs, Hafner grounded a tworun single to center. That brought out Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who pulled Silva for reliever Julio DePaula. After leaving the game, Silva gestured toward his infielders and spent a few moments in deep conservation with Gardenhire
“A lot of them pretty much said they slept,” new OSU sports information director Shelly Poe said. CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Coach Jim Tressel, along with his wife and her parents, donated $1 million this summer for a sports practice center at YSU. Regardless of Tressel’s background as a former head coach of the Penguins, can you imagine Michigan’s Lloyd Carr, for example, donating money to Notre Dame? And no one batting an eyelash? RADIO DAYS:YSU-OSU will be carried on the fledgling Big Ten Network — as will any other OSU games which ABC or ESPN do not show. Many of the bigger cable providers (Comcast, Time Warner, WOW) refuse to put the BTN on a basic cable tier. They also decline to charge each customer the BTN-mandated additional $1.10 per month for the service. Numerous letters to the editor and callers to talk radio in Columbus have complained that price is too steep for the number of games fans will be getting on the new network, since ABC and ESPN have already picked up at least six Buckeyes games (Washington, Minnesota, Purdue, Michigan State, Penn State and Michigan). Still, negotiations continue between the conference and cable providers.
before heading to the clubhouse. Martinez, who has devoured Silva throughout his career, gave the Indians a 3-0 lead in the third with his 20th homer. Hafner singled with two outs and Martinez followed by driving an 0-1 pitch over the wall in right-center. Martinez is batting .452 (14-for-31) with four homers and 13 RBIs against Silva. Notes:@ Cleveland’s starters, who have had more than their share of quality outings wasted by the Indians’ offensive troubles, entered the series second in the majors with 811 innings pitched. Only the Boston Red Sox (811 1-3 innings) have gotten more out of their starters. ... Twins C Joe Mauer missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring. ... Bartlett has six multihit games in his last seven. He is 16-for-31 (.516) in the sizzling stretch.
GAIL BURTON | AP PHOTO
MAKING THE CUT: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Troy Smith runs the ball during the fourth quarter of a pre-season football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 in Baltimore. The Giants won 13-12.
Smith makes Ravens’ first cut as No. 3 QB By David Ginsburg The Associated Press
BALTIMORE — Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith has earned the job as the Baltimore Ravens’ thirdstring quarterback. His place on the team, however, is not yet guaranteed. The Ravens cut former UCLA quarterback Drew Olson on Monday, leaving the former Ohio State star alone on the depth chart behind starter Steve McNair and backup Kyle Boller. “What still has to be determined is if we’ll carry two or three quarterbacks on the active roster,” Baltimore coach Brian Billick said. “Last year we carried two.” Even if the Ravens go with only two quarterbacks, Smith will almost certainly earn a paycheck on Baltimore’s practice squad. That’s no small feat for the last player drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft, in part because he was deemed by some scouts to be too small to be a pro quarterback. The 6-foot, 225-pound Smith had only two games
to make an impression on the Ravens coaching staff. His third opportunity was washed away when lightning ended Saturday’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter. Smith was 3-for-11 for 34 yards in the opener against Philadelphia and 4-for-8 for 60 yards against the New York Giants. Olson was 7-for9 for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles, but only 1-for-4 for 6 yards against New York. Rather than wait to make a decision, the Ravens cut ties with Olson — who played in NFL Europa and was on Baltimore’s practice squad last year — and went with Smith. “You just know there’s loads and loads of potential there,” offensive coordinator Rick Neuheisel said. “It’s difficult in the short time that we’ve been with him to get all that out of him, especially because he’s trying to indoctrinate himself into a new offense, new terminology and all that kind
See SMITH | Page 7
706 Napoleon Rd | Bowling Green, OH 43402 | 419-353-510
Stop by, take a tour, sign a lease and be entered to win a 2008 spring break trip worth $500 *trip offer only valid at the Enclave II
��������������������|����������������|���������������������|��������������������� �����������������������������������������������������������������������|�������� ���������������|�������������������������������������������������
of stuff. “We made the decision to bank on the huge upside that Troy has,” Neuheisel said. Smith won the Heisman Trophy, threw 54 touchdown passes at Ohio State and led the Buckeyes into the national championship game last season. His outstanding college career couldn’t prepare him for the NFL.
VICK From Page 5 is one of the factors U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson will consider in handing down Vick’s sentence Dec. 10. The federal sentencing guideline range is projected at a year to 18 months, but Hudson can impose up to the five-year maximum. Vick was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after his written plea agreement was filed in court Friday. “So I got a lot of down time, a lot of time to think about my actions and what I’ve done and how to make Michael Vick a better person,” said Vick, who grew up in Newport News. “I will redeem myself. I have to,” he vowed. In Atlanta, the Falcons said they would not cut Vick immediately because of salary-cap issues. The team intends to pursue the $22 million in bonus money that he already received in a $130 million contract signed in 2004. “We cannot tell you today that Michael is cut from the team,” Blank said. “Cutting him today may feel better emotionally for us and many of our fans. But it’s not in the long-term best interests of our franchise.” Vick, who took no questions after his first public statement about the dogfighting ring, said little in court. With family members, including his brother and mother, watching from the front row of the packed courtroom, Vick stood flanked by two of his five lawyers and softly answered “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” to Hudson’s questions. The plea was accepted by
On Sunday, Smith was engaged in a friendly competition with Olson. On Monday, Olson was gone. “I just gave him a call to see what time we were coming in and he told me they had released him,” Smith said. “It was a shock to me. Guys you slapped fives with might not even be here. You never know. It’s an incredible business.” Smith said beating out Olson provided no sense of relief and not one shred of satisfaction. There was no celebration,
either. “I never really had any feelings about it still don’t,” Smith said. “To me, it’s not declaring somebody as a winner. They make decisions in the front office we can’t change. Drew’s a great friend of mine. He’s going to continue to be a friend of mine. We’ve got a football season to prepare for and that’s what I’m going to do.” Said Billick: “Decisions have to be made. Drew was with us last year; he’s a good, young man. I think he has a future.
Hudson, who asked: “Are you entering the plea of guilty to a conspiracy charge because you are in fact guilty?” Vick answered yes, and Hudson emphasized his broad latitude in sentencing. “You’re taking your chances here. You’ll have to live with whatever decision I make,” he said. U.S.AttorneyChuckRosenberg said a first-time offender ordinarily might receive no jail time for the dogfighting conspiracy. “We thought, however, that the conduct in this conspiracy was heinous, cruel and inhumane,” he said. Blank and general manager Rich McKay refused to say whether Vick would ever play for the Falcons again, though their reluctance to cut ties with the quarterback is related more to complicated legal issues than any willingness to take him back. They’ve already sent a “demand letter” to Vick saying they will attempt to recoup the bonus money he was paid. “We realize that this situation has tarnished our franchise,” Blank said. “We’ve heard from fans who are embarrassed to wear the No. 7 jersey now. We cannot undo what’s been done. But we can and we will recover from this.” The Falcons will receive a $6 million cap credit for Vick’s salary this year since he’s been suspended without pay. They are still on the hook for about $22 million in prorated bonus obligations spread out over this season and the next two. Any bonus money that is returned by Vick will be credited to Atlanta’s cap number. “We feel very comfortable that we have plenty of room going
But we had to make a decision, and decided to see how it would play out with Troy.” In other moves Monday, the Ravens waived running back Greg Pruitt, Jr., safety Bobby Blackshire, cornerback Terrell Maze, punter Brendan Carney and long snapper Nick Leeson. Baltimore also placed linebackers Dan Cody (knee) and Mike Smith (shoulder) on the physically unable to perform list, and placed offensive lineman Steve Edwards (knee) on injured reserve.
SUDOKO To play: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. There is no guessing or math involved. Just use logic to solve STEVE HELBER | AP PHOTO
IGNORANCE IS BLISS?: Supporters of Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick wave signs as Vick leaves federal court after pleading guilty to a dogfighting charge in Richmond, Va., yesterday.
forward in which to field a competitive team,” McKay said. Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, both members of the Falcons’ board, attended the news conference at Blank’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta. “I’ve never seen someone who had so much ability and has fallen so far,” Aaron said. “It’s not what is going to happen as far as his football career is concerned. It’s just him as a man, as a human being, being able to get his life back.” Asked if he expected Vick to return to the Falcons some day, Aaron replied, “I hope so.” Outside the courthouse, a contingent of Vick supporters sang “This Little Light of Mine” and other hymns, while holding signs that said “We Love You” and urged Vick to seek support in religion. Steven Terry, pastor of Deliverance Tabernacle Church in the Tidewater area,
organized the group of at least two dozen supporters. “The scripture is clear — he that’s without sin, cast the first stone,” he said. A few dozen animal-rights protesters also stood outside the courthouse, some holding signs saying “Prosecute All Dogfighters.” In his written plea, Vick admitted helping kill six to eight pit bulls and supplying money for gambling on the fights. He said he did not personally place any bets or share in any winnings, but merely associating with gambling can result in a lifetime ban under the league’s personal conduct policy. Three Vick co-defendants who previously pleaded guilty said Vick bankrolled the enterprise, and two of them said Vick participated in executing dogs that were not vicious enough in testing. The three had agreed to testify against Vick had the case gone to trial.
Being single and pregnant is tough
NETTERS From Page 5 “The team is still trying to figure out our court personality and finding our flow,” Swiger said. “Once we get our rhythm, then we will be tough to stop. But, that is why we play in these early season tournaments — to get rhythm and matches in.” Domek was named to the All-Tournament team after racking up 50 kills and hitting .354.
1-800-395-HELLP 1-800-395-HE www..knowledge is empowe www empowerring ing.com
“She was definitely our pick for all-tournament and had three great matches,” Van De Walle said. “Her numbers were impressive and she was fun to watch this weekend.” BG will play its home opener tonight at 7 p.m. against Oakland at Anderson Arena. “Playing at home makes a big difference when you consider that we have a great home court advantage,” Swiger said. “We have the fans right on top of the action, screaming for us and that really rattles the other team.”
You owe it to yourself To make your days here count. Have fun. Dig deep. Stretch. Dream Big. Author Unknown
QUOTE OF THE DAY
getting help isn’t
August 28th 2007—
WINTHROP & SUMMIT TERRACE
g cceptin Now A emester S Spring ases Le
THE BG NEWS SUDOKU
SMITH From Page 6
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
C O M P A R I S O N
Winthrop & Summit Terrace
2 Bed / 1 Bath
4 bed / 2 bath
4 bed / 4 bath
3 bed / 1.5 bath
# of Roomates
$570 ($285 each)
$1196 ($299 each)
$1292 ($323 each)
$900 ($300 each)
No Monthly Charge
No Monthly Charge
$15 per month each
No Monthly Charge
Yes (2 Pools)
Total Costs Per Month
$634 ($317 each)
$1352 ($339 each)
$1642 ($403 each)
$1203 ($401 each)
$200 ($100 each)
$600 ($150 each)
$1292 ($323 each)
$500 ($167 each)
*Note: All utilities are based on a market survey and are on a 12 month average. Due to weather, bills may be higher in some months
Fewer Roommates, More Privacy, Better Price! Winthrop & Summit Terrace Apts • Ofﬁce: 400 E. Napoleon Rd • 419.352.9135 www.winthropterrace.com • email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
1616 E. WOOSTER 419.352.7200 J I M M YJ O H N S . C O M ©2007 JIMMY JOHN’S FRANCHISE, LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
8 Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Daily Crossword Fix brought to you by 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 21 22 26 27 29 30 31 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
JORDAN FLOWER | THE BG NEWS
THE WATERS RECEDE: This car traverses one of the many roads flooded out in Findlay. The Blanchard River has not crested yet, but more rain is expected in the area.
Findlay flood victims to receive aid Federal government to offer low-cost loans to those affected by recent weather By Emily Zeugner The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — Yesterday President Bush declared a major disaster in north-central Ohio, clearing the way for residents of the heavily flooded region to apply for grants for temporary housing and home repairs. The federal government will also offer low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. The declaration came a day after Gov. Ted Strickland toured the region with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials, where residents continue to clean out their homes and businesses damaged by last week's record flooding. Bush’s action makes funding available for homeowners, renters and business owners in Allen, Crawford, Hancock, Putnam, Richland and Wyandot counties. “I appreciate President Bush’s swift response to our request for individual assistance,” Strickland said. “We will continue to work closely with the
administration to ensure we meet the needs of suffering Ohio families, businesses and public sector institutions.” The recovery process for some towns, such as Findlay and Bucyrus, which were hit by the worst flooding in nearly a century, will be lengthy and extensive, said Tom Hunter, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Public Safety. “For some folks it’s going to be months if not years to return for their families to return to normalcy,” he said. Bush last week signed disaster declarations for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin after FEMA assessments there. Storms and flooding are blamed for at least 18 deaths across the upper Midwest. Removing the mammoth piles of trash and debris is a top priority for the city of Findlay, said Mike Sobczyk, the city’s service director. The Hancock County Landfill took 900 tons of trash on Saturday alone, he said. “We’d go down some streets and a little while later you’d think we’d never been down there,” Sobczyk said. “It's amaz-
ing how much people lost.” Floodwaters have receded in the heavily flooded village of Ottawa and surrounding Putnam County, said Josh Walters, assistant coordinator for the Putnam Emergency Management Agency. He said about 1,000 homes in the county were affected by the high waters, and disaster estimates are expected to rise as residents continue to pump out their flooded basements. It may take three weeks or more for crews from the county garage, city street department and Ohio Department of Transportation to pick up all the debris and trash. “We’ve got a long ways to go,”he said. A boil-water advisory remains in effect, and bottled water is being made available to residents. Officials from the Ohio and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working to clean up an oil spill in a creek that is a tributary of the Blanchard River, Walters said. The cost of the flood to communities and residents is just starting to be calculated, local officials said.
1 5 10 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 28 30 32 33 35 36 41 42 43
Old adages Moisten the turkey Touch against Go kerplunk Negative particle Lavish Gillette shaver Greek letter In that case Steakhouse question? Keanu in “The Matrix” Ms. Zadora Narrow and elongated Registered God of war As well Long cold snap Fellow Brainstorming session question? Wealthy Wild ass Nautical yes
419-372-6977 The BG News will not knowingly accept advertisements that discriminate, or encourage discrimination against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, status as a veteran, or on the basis of any other legally protected status.
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
The BG News reserves the right to decline, discontinue or revise any advertisement such as those found to be defamatory, lacking in factual basis, misleading or false in nature. All advertisements are subject to editing and approval.
Be a volunteer with Victims Services to help with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.
Personals Cultural Immersion Trip to Peru over Christmas Break. (Visit ancient ruins of Machu Picchu) Explore Art, Culture and Social Issues in Peru. Dec. 16, 2007 - Jan. 4, 2008. EARN 3 CREDIT HOURS in ARTS & SCIENCE for the spring semester. If interested email Bill Thompson at email@example.com or Gordon Ricketts firstname.lastname@example.org
Subleaser Needed! Enclave I apt. avail. for sublease. 1 male occup. to fill vacancy of 4 man apt. Furn., $324 mo. plus util. Call Kyle 419-206-0985
Full and part time position available for lawn and landscaping. 419-354-1923
Deadline for applications is Thurs., Aug 30 at 5 p.m. C O N TA C T I N F O R M AT I O N
MAKE YOUR HOME AT: • Haven House Manor • Fox Run Apts. • Piedmont “Newly Renovation” • Updated Birchwood - small pets allowed
Julie Broadwell at
419.352.9504 ext. 3505 or
email@example.com for an application
Attention Part Time Work, $15.25 base-appt., customer sales/service, no exp. nec., conditions apply, all ages 17+, call now 419-865-5150, or apply on line at www.workforstudents.com Child care center now hiring care givers for days, eves., weekends. Send resume or apply in person. 580 Craig Dr., Suite 2, Perrysburg OH 43551. firstname.lastname@example.org. Child care for home-schooled 8 & 12 yr olds. Tues. & Thurs. days. Nonsmoker, have reliable trans. & excellent driving record. 419-874-6467.
Uraku Japanese Restaurant Now hiring servers & cooks. 419-352-7070
Childcare needed, 3 days, 8am-5pm. in our Perrysburg home. Reliable trans. needed. m.childcare@hotmail .com
• Mini Mall Apts.(downtown) • Triplex • Houses
see our website or call for more details
GREAT AFFORDABLE RATES!
SPACIOUS BEDROOMS a y
3 bdrm. brick ranch. 273 State St. 2 blks. from BGSU. 1 1/2 baths, AC, double garage, appliances. Call 419-352-3478.
Desk clerk needed approx. 16 hours a week Sat. 4pm to midnight a must. Stop by the Buckeye Inn 1740 E. Wooster to apply. 419-352-1520.
ECLIPSE GT - Vehicle includes: Upgraded sound system with 12 in. subwoofers & amp. Non-smoker, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Locks/Mirrors, Power Windows, ABS, Power Sunroof, Air Conditioning, Tilt Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Tinted Glass, Dual Front Air Bags, Front Seat Side Air Bags, Fog Lamps, Rear Spoiler, 119k miles. Very clean interior, looks & runs great!!! $7700 - contact Ryan at 419-308-6984.
Gymnastics Coach. Enthusiastic & dedicated individual for competitive team, levels 5 & 6. 12 hrs. per wk. Knowledge of compulsory routines helpful. Located on BGSU campus. Call BG Gynmastics Academy at 419-575-4359.
Nanny w/ child care exp. needed to care for 1 girl (age 3) in our BG home weekday mornings 9:30 to 12:30 MWF and/or TH. $8.00-$10.00 hr. dep. on exp. Good refs., reliable car & child care exp. req. 419-3535363.
Need waitress, Al Mar Lanes, nights. Apply anytime. 11am - 8pm. 1010 N. Main St.
Part time wait staff & bartenders wanted. Apply at LaRoes in Grand Rapids, OH.
Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc. will be at the Student Union on August 29, 2007 from 10am to 2pm to discuss employment opportunities and distribute applications for part-time 7 sub positions working with adults with mental & physical disabilities. **Excellent opportunity to gain experience toward your career goals.
Sigma Alpha Lambda, a National Leadership and Honors Organization with over 70 chapters across the country, is seeking motivated students to assist in starting a local chapter (3.0 GPA Required). Contact Rob Miner, Director of Chapter Development at rminer@salhonors. org
YMCA child care group leaders. Immediate openings. Available shifts, Mon. thru Fri. 6:30-9:00am & 3:00-6:00pm. Contact Sara 419-251-9622.
• Patio welcome! • Pets entrance • Private kitchen • Spacious • Ground floor ranch
530 S. Maple St.
For Rent ** Avail. now. Rooms. $225 mo. 4 bdrm. free internet. cartyrentals.com Call 419-353-0325. 2 bdrm. apartments avail. immed. Short term possible. Pets allowed. 419-409-1110. 3 bdrm. house & apt. on Manville next to water tower 419-352-5239 854 8th St. 1 bdrm., full kitchen, lots of parking. $400 mo. & elec. No pets. 9 & 12 mo. lease.(419)392-3354. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 2 or 1 bdrm. at 800 Third St. Call 419-354-9740. Rent ($300 incl.util.) Ret. teach. Share house w/ prof./grad. stdt. Lg. older BG home. 4 bdrms. 2 w.b.f.p., wooded lot, out bldgs., Pymt. neg. Lv. msg. 419-241-1200, ext. 1214. Sept. Special!! $200 off 1st mo.s. rent. Studio & 1 bdrm. apts. start at $365. Pets welcome. 419-352-0590. Spacious new 4 bdrm. house. 2 1/2 baths, walk-in closet, w/in 5 min. of BGSU. $1200 mo. 732-406-6653.
11/2 Blocks From Campus
Studios & 1 Bedrooms:
On selected floor plans
Mon-Fri: 8-12 & 1-4:30
Twin size bed w/ pocket head board. 3 drawer dresser w/ storage well, mirror & cork board. $75 ea. or $125 for set. 419-360-7949.
709 5th Street APARTMENTS
From Only $490!
Small refrigerator for sale. 3.2 cu ft. Size 33”hx18”wx19”d. $75.00 Call 419-354-3405
Our Community is "RED HOT"
1-2-3 Bedroom Apartments
Day & night hostesses & servers needed. Ground Round. 419-482-5500. Interviews will be Tues. & Thurs. from 2 to 4.
!BARTENDING! up to $300/day No exp. necessary. Training provided. Call 800-965-6520 ext. 174.
Wilhelm of Cooperstown Agreement-breaking words Go beyond Miss Piggy’s pronoun ETO leader Paternity hearing question? Opera song Oklahoma oil town Manufactured facts Fragrant oil Baylor of basketball Pure and simple Give up Groan at a pun, e.g. Part of USTA
Virus Protection & Removal Spyware Removal
Cable TV channel Bluepoint, e.g. Swirls European vipers Capacitor jar Disgrace Art of sound Noel Russian saint Operatic soprano Gluck 58 Easy letters? 59 “Norma __”
S. Main St.
**#1 Spring Break Website! 4 & 7 night trips to BahamaPartyCruise, PanamaCity, Acapulco, Cancun and more. Low prices guaranteed. Group discounts for 8+. Book 20 people, get 3 free trips! Campus reps needed. www.StudentCity.com or 800-2931445.
44 45 47 48 49 51 52 55 56 57
High speed dsl $29.95/month
FOUND: Male cat, by DQ, white w/ blk. spots. Approx. 6 mos. Contact Are you HONEST? DETAILED? ENToledo Humane S o c i e t y . ERGETIC? DEPENDABLE? Locally owned Mighty Mouse Maid cleaning 419-891-0705. bus. seeking females for pt. time work. If answered “yes” to all above, LOST DOG: full size Yorkshire terrier then you may be what Im looking blk. & brn., blue collar, near Camp- for. $7.00 per hr.Availability: btwn. bell Hill Rd., 8/17, 7pm. Answers to 8am-noon, M-F. If interested, call Cathleen 419-308-1595. Romeo.614-746-0255. REWARD!!!
44 46 50 52 53 54 58 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67
Deposits eggs Gibson of tennis Passed slowly Go a round with? Infant’s bed Hill or Bryant Something to heave Library heavy weight Render capable Visitor on Earth Tempest-swept Ship leaders Despite the fact that, briefly Grand sagas Berlin ice Five-star Catholic tribunal __ and kin Go-between McEntire sitcom Sailor’s hail Encircle Stole or cloak Howdy! Poker stipulation Uninformed Terrestrial sphere
Studios: from $309 1 Bedrooms: from $435
VARSITY SQUARE APARTMENTS
$525/month Full Year Lease
GYPSY LANE Petco
For Rental Information: Contact Jack at 1-800-829-8638 or Steve at (419) 352-1150
C/A, Pets Welcome On Site Laundry Private Entrance/Patio Short Term Leases Avail 419-352-7691