THE BG NEWS September 11, 2007 Volume 102, Issue 17 WWW.BGNEWS.COM
Spending your borrowed money wisely Credit card companies make it increasingly easy for students to spend all of the money they donâ€™t have | Page 3
College clamps down on drug and alcohol use
Officials at SMU incorporate new approaches after evaluating last yearâ€™s deaths | Page 3
65-year-old Ohio native wins $314.3 million David Coterel almost didnâ€™t stop at Speedway in Indiana, but his intuition won him the lottery | Page 8
Getting the most out of your education Faculty columnist Molly Laflin discusses how students can maximize their out-ofclass hours | Page 4
Terrorism on a global level Six years after Sept. 11, terrorism remains at the top of U.S. concerns | Page 4
Suspect speaks in point shaving case
Ghazi Manni, the man suspecting of fixing games at Toledo says he knew Toledo athletes but did not fix games | Page 5
University observes 9/11 Events take place to honor the sixth anniversary By Kelly Day Campus Editor
Several events will be held on campus today to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The events, including this eveningâ€™s ceremony â€œ9-11 Never Forgetâ€? is sponsored by the BGSU College Republicans and the Young Americaâ€™s Foundation. The ceremony will start with a speech by Earl Johnson, who escaped the 51st floor of the
World Trade Center after it was hit by a hijacked plane. Johnson will speak at 9:25 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Union. A slide presentation will follow at 10 p.m. outside near the Union Oval, followed by a candlelight vigil, a memorial prayer, music by the BGSU Menâ€™s Chorus, a presentation of arms, a moment of silence and the playing of taps. Earlier in the day there will be a campus-wide moment of
silence at 9:11 a.m. Around 3,000 flags will be placed around the Union representing the victims of the attack and there will be showings of the film â€œUnited 93â€? in the Union Theater at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dan Lipian, the chair of the College Republicans, helped organize the events, including the 9-11 Never Forget evening ceremony, and said he hopes many students and faculty will come to remember the victims
of that day. â€œReally, this is just about bringing the BGSU community together,â€? Lipian said. College campuses across the country are holding similar events. Patrick Coyle, vice president of the Americaâ€™s Foundation, which is a national conservative organization, said the university is one of more than 150
Cleaning up the cracks Updates on campus include sidewalk renewal By Alison Kemp Assistant Campus Editor
Sidewalks, ones that are crumbling, missing chunks and all-over falling apart around campus, have been torn apart and will be replaced. This construction project is the latest in the long-line of University changes. This project, which is the fifth phase
of the Universityâ€™s sidewalk updates, is mostly concentrating on sidewalks on the east side of campus. So before complaints are made regarding the problem-filled sidewalks on campus, understand that the design and construction employees on campus knows this. Project Manager Michael Schuessler was a student at BGSU, and when he returned here to work, he wanted
the sidewalk project because he knew many sidewalks had fallen to disrepair. He said he saw how embarrassing they were and wanted to improve the campus environment. â€œYou donâ€™t have to worry about tripping and falling on tours,â€? Schuessler said, with these improvements. In the summer of 2006, 25,000 square
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After defeating Northern Colorado at the Comcast Invitational, the Falconsâ€™ record improved | Page 5
Todayâ€™s Events Remember Sept. 11 in your own way throughout the day
9:11 a.m. - Campus-wide moment of silence â– Noon - 2 p.m. - Nearly 3,000 flags will be placed near the Union. â– 4 p.m. - â€œUnited 93â€? showing in the Union Theater â– 6 p.m. - â€œUnited 93â€? showing in the Union Theater â– 9:25 p.m. - Speech by Earl Johnson, 9-11 survivor â– 10 p.m. - Candlelight Vigil near the Union Oval â–
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USG debates budget issues By Kristen Vasas Reporter
The Undergraduate Student Government budget for the 20072008 academic year was passed after only three senators objected to the new changes last night. At the general meeting, USG discussed final allocations which were to be made to the budget before it was approved by the government. The main issue discussed was the penalties that USG received after members of the student government didnâ€™t attend the Student Leaders Retreat. Some representatives from USG had been scheduled to attend the retreat and because they did not inform officials in the Division of Student Affairs that they would not be attending in a timely manner, they could be penalized. The retreat, which is attended by representatives from organizations such as USG, University Activities Organization, Resident Student Association, Vision and The BG News, is meant to help the organizations come up with new ideas and plans for the year. Other organizations whose representatives missed the retreat may face similar charges. USG would be penalized no more than $2,400 and this amount was included on the budget. Although they may not be charged in full, USG treasurer Shelly Adam said that they are â€œputting that amount aside in order to be conservative and prepare for the worst.â€? If there is a remainder left after the penalties are paid for, the leftover money will be allocated into different sec-
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By David Espo The Associated Press
WASHINGTON â€” The top U.S. general in Iraq outlined plans yesterday for the withdrawal of 30,000 troops by next summer, drawing praise from the White House but a chilly reception from anti-war Democrats. Gen. David Petraeus said a 2,000-member Marine unit would return home this month without replacement in the first sizable cut since a 2003 U.Sled invasion toppled Saddam Hussein and unleashed sectarian violence. Further â€œforce reductions will continue,â€? he told a nationally televised congressional hearing that was frequently interrupted by anti-war protesters. Petraeus said it would be â€œpremature to make recommendations on the pace,â€? and he recommended that President Bush wait until March 2008 to make any decisions. The cuts he outlined would return the U.S. force to levels in place when Bush ordered a buildup last winter to allow the Iraqi government time to forge a reconciliation among feuding
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Michael L. Grubenhoff, 20, of Delphos, Ohio, was cited for underage drinking and misrepresentation to obtain alcohol. Grubenhoff was found passed out in a white van on Clough street with a fake Illinois ID that said he was 22 years old. 1:52 P.M.
Police took a juvenile shoplifter home to her mothers after she took $14 worth of merchandise from the Pharm on North Main Street. She also had several items from Steve and Barry’s that she could not prove she had purchased.
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feet of sidewalks on campus were updated, Schuessler said. At that point, the current worst areas on campus were targeted. That meant that areas all around campus were under construction. Construction like that was supposed to happen again, but since the project was not able to start before fall classes began, the 25,000 square foot project was cut in half to concentrate on areas that were more closely linked, Schuessler said. One of the areas Schuessler wants updated is the area between the library and the education building. But con-
struction there would disturb the traffic flow too much, he said. “We’re sensitive to disrupting students’ flow,” Schuessler said. He added later, “It’s impossible to do the education corridor during the year.” This project, in addition to all sidewalk projects, will not include improving any sidewalks that serve as tunnel tops, Schuessler said. Two of the sidewalks that fall into this category are the sidewalk south of Jerome Library and the sidewalk running between the Union Oval and the Math Building. Sidewalks that are tunnel tops will be improved when the utilities in the tunnels need improvement.
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ORANGE CONES: Mac Bowser walks around the marked-off construction area in front of the Student Recreation Center. Several sections of sidewalk have been removed and will be replaced within the next few weeks.
Sometime between 4 p.m. somebody shot out the back window of a car parked on Klotz Road with a BB gun. 7:41 P.M.
An apartment on North Prospect Street was broken into overnight. Sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, someone broke into the apartment through a small window, causing $100 damage, and took an Nintendo WII and X-Box 360, both valued at $350, along with $500 cash. 7:41 P.M.
Two men broke into an apartment on Napoleon Road and then fled. The resident of the apartment returned home to find an unknown black male standing at the top of the stairs looking down at her over the rail. The man yelled out “Marcus!” and then fled through a rear window on the second floor. The resident then saw two black males run around the building and hop into a silver Kia sedan that had been left idling in front of her apartment. The car then sped out of the parking lot toward the Napoleon Road entrance. A check book and $2,550 worth of jewelry were taken from the apartment.
MONDAY 1:09 P.M.
An Eberly Avenue resident found an unknown man sitting in a car in his garage. The suspect fled from the area and was described as tall, thin, white male wearing a white jacket with a hood. About $20 was taken from vehicles in the garage. 1:55 P.M.
Another car parked in a garage on the same block of Eberly Avenue was broken into. An unknown person entered the garage through an unlocked door and took $2 in quarters from the center console of a vehicle parked inside.
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universities participating in their program. Coyle said the program has been around for several years and has developed its own momentum. But he said a majority of the events have been organized by mostly conservative clubs on college campuses, though the organization will work with anyone who wants to be involved. Coyle also said they have contacted conservative 9-11 survivors to speak at the events. But Lipian said no matter what a person’s political or religious affiliation or otherwise, it really isn’t important to this time of remembrance. “We’re all Americans. We should all be together on this,” Lipian said. Mark Ingles, president of the College Democrats said though they were not involved in planning the event, they are still in support of its purpose. Ingles said the College Democrats will not move their meeting time to accommodate the events. But he said the group did donate money to sponsor a flag and will have a moment of silence during the meeting to remember the victims of 9-11. “We hope their event goes well,” Ingles said. “It’s a good thing to have on campus.” Ingles said he thinks it is important to commemorate the events every year, but believes we need to focus on other issues too. “The fact that we’re having a regular meeting doesn’t mean we’re ignoring the event, we’re not, we’re just trying to focus on the future,” he said.
factions. Petraeus slid into the witness chair at a politically pivotal moment in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,700 U.S. troops in more than four years. The Pentagon reported nine deaths on Monday. The president invited congressional leaders to a meeting Tuesday at the White House, and is expected to make a nationwide speech on the war in the next few days. White House press secretary Tony Snow said Bush will place a lot of weight on his general's recommendations. Snow said Bush “liked what he heard last week” when he was briefed on Petraeus’ plans. “But he is commander in chief and it will be up to him to make final determinations about what he will recommend,” the spokesman noted. Inside the crowded congressional hearing room, Rep. Tom Lantos, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Petraeus his proposal amounted to only a “token withdrawal” after years of war. “What I recommended was a very substantial withdrawal,” the general replied evenly from the witness chair, his uniform adorned by four gleaming general’s stars and nine rows of medals. “Five Army brigade combat teams, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and two Marine battalions represent a very significant force.”
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tions of the budget. President Johnnie Lewis said that if there is an excess of money after the penalties are paid for, he would like to use it for events and promotions. Lewis told USG members he would be meeting with Jeff Coats, associate dean of students, later this week to discuss the issue. “We had some really nice, flashy promotions,” he said. “I’d really like to put some money back into [promotions] if we are able.” Also, USG is now going to
be a member of the American Student Government Association, which requires a fee of approximately $800. The association will give USG the chance to compare Bowling Green to any other institution involved in the ASGA, Lewis said. Money will also be allocated toward conferences. USG is planning to attend conferences during the academic year and has allocated money toward travel costs and registration for those conferences. In addition, the student government added a reserve to the budget of $1,530, which is intended to roll over to the next fiscal year.
“I believe that we will be able to reduce our forces to the pre-surge level... by next summer without jeopardizing the security gains we have fought so hard to achieve.” Gen. David Petraeus | Top Military Commander in Iraq Petraeus referred only obliquely to political difficulties in Iraq, saying, “Lack of adequate governmental capacity, lingering sectarian mistrust and various forms of corruption add to Iraq’s challenges.” As for the much-maligned Iraqi military, he said it is slowly gaining competence and gradually “taking on more responsibility for their security.” Petraeus didn't say so, but Ambassador Ryan Crocker, the day's only other witness, strongly suggested that the administration's troop buildup had prevented a debacle. Crocker said 2006 was a “bad year for Iraq. The country came close to unraveling politically, economically and in security terms. 2007 has brought improvement.” Petraeus is both the architect and the commander of last winter’s change in strategy, and private Republican polls show him with greater public credibility that the president. Majority Democrats returned from a summer vacation determined to call for a troop withdrawal deadline, and the administration has been laboring to prevent wholesale Republican defections. In long-awaited testimony,
the commanding general of the war said last winter's buildup in U.S. troops had met its military objectives “in large measure.” As a result, “I believe that we will be able to reduce our forces to the pre-surge level ... by next summer without jeopardizing the security gains we have fought so hard to achieve.” Outside the hearing room, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he hoped Petraeus’ testimony could lead to a bipartisan consensus. That seemed unlikely. “This is simply unacceptable,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a written statement. Inside the hearing, Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida told Petraeus that despite his assessment, most independent experts say Bush's so-called surge in troop strength has failed. Criticized in advance by some opponents of the war, the general went out of his way to proclaim his independence. “I wrote this testimony myself. It has not been cleared by nor shared with anyone in the Pentagon, the White House or the Congress,” he said. Petraeus said the withdrawal of the Marine unit would be followed in mid-December with the departure of an Army brigade numbering 3,500 to 4,000 soldiers.
BRIEFS BG NEWS WIRE SOURCES Police investigating six break-ins over weekend Bowling Green police responded to six break-in and burglary reports over the weekend, but will not confirm whether or not the incidents are related. Four houses were broken into Friday night on East Reed and Baldwin Avenues, Brookwood Drive, and North Enterprise Street. On Sunday night two apartments were broken into on North Prospect Street and Napoleon Road. In two of the cases, the residents witnessed the attempted burglaries in progress. On Friday, one of the victims came downstairs to find two white males; one dressed in black, the other in a white T-shirt and tan pants, attempting to steal his hookah. The two suspects dropped the smoking device and ran toward the University. On Sunday, a woman returned to her apartment and found two black males inside. The two left through a second story window and drove off in a silver, four-door Kia sedan. A checkbook and $2,550 worth of jewelry were taken from the apartment. The incidents remain under investigation.
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Free T-shirts and food leave college students in credit trouble By Theresa Scott Reporter
While it is important to build a credit history, it is important to do so responsibly, she said. “You can do college very cheaply Free T-shirts, free pizza, and free blankets! Free that is, until or very expensively,” Koenigbauer you read the fine print. Every said. Credit card companies have year, credit card companies find thousands of new customers on made it very easy for students to college campuses. For some stu- buy things that they do not have dents, however a free T-shirt also the money for, Koenigbauer said. So that $15 pizza could end up comes with the promise of post costing $27 after interest rates. graduation debt. “In four years, 156 pizzas will end Lee Ann Koenigbauer, an academic adviser in the College of up costing $4,154,” Koenigbauer Arts and Sciences, explained that said. The key to using a credit card students may be paying for college loans and credit card debt or student loan is to be careful and only use the card for a true longer than they expect.
“The credit card companies know what they’re doing and my fear is that a college freshman does not.”
Lee Ann Koenigbauer | College of Arts and Sciences academic adviser emergency, she said. “The credit card companies know what they’re doing and my fear is that a college freshman does not,” she said. Koenigbauer also warned against taking out a loan and using it for spending money. Koenigbauer expressed worry for the students who stand in line at the administration building
for refund checks every semester. She explained that it is not a refund because the money never belonged to the student in the first place. “That is money that someone gave you and you will eventually have to pay it all back with interest,” she said. She warned that students should not get into the trap of
taking out extra money for recreation when taking out their loans. “It is an educational loan so it should be used for education,” Koenigbauer said. A recent survey released by Sallie Mae in 2006 found that the average graduate student has an outstanding balance of $8,612. Many students at the University know the dangers of debt and try to use their cards responsibly. Sophomore Michelle Bologna uses her credit card very rarely. “I’ve only used it once but it is a good thing to have to build up a history,” Bologna said. Though it can be tempting to
use a credit card to buy the newest iPod, many students try to pay off their cards in a timely matter. Other students, such as doctoral student Peter Jaworski uses his card on a weekly basis but pays it off regularly. “I literally buy everything on my card,” Jaworski said. “It’s so convenient, everything is on plastic.” The important thing for students to remember is to only buy the things they really need and to manage their money responsibly. “Remember that it is better to be a poor college kid than a poor college graduate,” Koenigbauer said.
SMU warns of binge drinking deaths
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By Holly K. Hacker MCT
or alcohol overdoses. That toll would stand out at any college, but it’s especially conspicuous at SMU, DALLAS — Students and parents a close-knit campus of 11,000 stuat Southern Methodist University’s dents that has long tried to shake orientation watch a film about a its party-school reputation. fraternity pledge in Massachusetts So with dormitories and fraterwho died after a rum and beer nity houses full again and classes binge. They learn that half of the under way, campus leaders are nation’s high school seniors have trying new approaches and beeftried illegal drugs and that 1,700 ing up past efforts to curb drug college students die each year and alcohol abuse. Professors from injuries tied to alcohol. and other staffers have ideas of The message is particularly pain- their own. Will they work? This academic ful — and relevant —as this school year is a crucial test. year begins at SMU in Dallas. Some faculty, parents and Between December and May, three undergraduates died of drug students have criticized SMU’s
administration for doing too little, too late last year to address substance abuse or investigate the student deaths. A few wonder whether some endeavors, like a task force created by the administration after the fatalities, are more about public relations than the hard work of changing the campus culture. “The University will say that it’s doing a lot, it’s putting in place a lot of new program. But in my estimation, they are things that have been created to look good. It’s window-dressing,” said George Henson, a Spanish lecturer and one of the most vocal critics.
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“Remember that it is better to be a poor college kid than a poor college graduate.” — Lee Ann Koenigbauer, BGSU academic adviser, on avoiding credit card debt [see story, p. 3]
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A real debate, it is not BRIAN KUTZLEY COLUMNIST
“Hey! Come back with that debate!” College is supposed to be a good time to rethink personal values within the context of advanced scholastic achievement and, frequently, lots and lots of reading. I, for one, can say that my values changed a great deal from the first days on campus. But there is a problem. For students to reach their own conclusion about values, they need to have access to multiple vantage points and arguments. Very frequently our University adopts specific value assumptions and takes off running — leaving those of us who are not convinced sitting at an empty table in an empty room waiting for the debate that has already been stolen. Sufficient to say, this trend leaves us a little baffled and a lot miffed. I call it the “beyond reproach” argument. Some values are inherently presented as fact — or if not fact than at least as the “understood paradigm” — with little or no burden of proof. In all honestly it is an impressive tactic. Our American Culture Studies department teaches (as point of fact) that men and women of alternative sexual orientation make up an underrepresented and highly victimized demographic. A fascinating conclusion seeing as how it is based entirely on a value assumption that the majority of the American democracy simply does not accept. With a consistent popular vote against gay marriage and comparable bills, and equally high support for an actual amendment to strictly define marriage, the American constituents seem to have accepted the premise that our LGTB community is not, in fact, a repressed demographic but instead is a collection of individuals pursuing deviant behaviors. Their sympathy for those individuals is essentially the same as they feel towards drug addicts — compassion does not translate to legalizing, and therefore legitimizing, the subject of their dependency. Also, to pre-empt anyone
Are you planning to do anything to commemorate the Sept. 11 anniversary? [see story, p. 1] “Be depressed.”
“I’m considering going to the speaker.”
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“Yes, I’ll wear an American flag T-shirt.”
“No, but I’ll definitely think about it.”
SAM FISH, Freshman, Undecided
MICHAEL DIETZ, Sophomore, Business Education
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How much homework do you really need? MOLLY LAFLIN FACULTY COLUMNIST
Many students tell me they feel stressed, sometimes to the point of feeling overwhelmed. Balancing school commitments, personal relationships and work obligations can feel like an impossible task. Into this mix I hesitate, but find myself unable to resist posing the question, “Are you organizing your priorities so that you get your time and your money’s worth out of your education?” To answer that question, one has to have a clear understanding of what one expects to achieve at the end of four years at the University. It’s certainly possible to do only what is absolutely required for graduation, but taking “easy” classes or putting forth the least amount of effort necessary to pass can be a form of cheating oneself. University policy stipulates that for every one hour students spend in class, he or she should spend, at a minimum, an additional two hours studying and preparing. The average course load at the University is between 14 and
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Big Ten Network isn’t all bad Nick Harvey claims that most fans of the Big Ten are being ripped off due to cable providers [“The Big Ten Network is ripping us off,” Sept. 7]. Harvey does mention that college football is all about the money, well yeah, if it wasn't for ABC, CBS and ESPN paying the Big Ten, ACC, SEC, MAC and other conferences there would be no college football on TV at all. ABC's contract was up with the Big Ten. People got tired of seeing the same teams on TV every week so they stopped watching therefore the ratings went way down. Not every Ohio State game can be showed on ESPN. The Big Ten is not the only conference out there, give the smaller guys a chance to have their air time instead of being greedy. Oh, as for attacking the grammatical errors of the Big Ten Network’s Web site, that was low and proved no point to help Harvey’s argument. If anything it made him look bad and desperate. — Kyle Marshall Freshman, Education
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15 credit hours. This means that the average student should schedule a minimum of 28 to 30 hours each week to study. As I’m sure you are aware, few students at the University study this much. In fact, a survey last spring revealed that only 16 percent of freshmen study 21 or more hours per week; for seniors it was 18 percent. Only 3 percent of freshmen and 4 percent of seniors report spending 30 plus hours a week studying and preparing for class. In the spring of 2003, faculty were asked, “In a typical seven day week, about how many hours do you expect your students to spend preparing for your class and about how many hours do you think your students actually prepare for your class (studying, reading, writing, rehearsing and other activities related to your course)?” More than 90 percent of the University faculty expected their students to spend three hours or more per week preparing for their classes, but less than half of them thought their students actually did so. It’s pretty clear that the average student isn’t studying very much. And before the student readers get too defensive about this, I want them to know that I hold faculty most culpable for this. It’s my contention that the average student isn’t
studying very hard because the faculty isn’t requiring it. A couple of years ago, I began the practice of asking students in my courses to give advice to the incoming class. It’s a form of insider information that students tell me has been very helpful. I read the previous class’ comments out loud on the first day of class the next semester. Here are typical suggestions: “Come to class prepared.” “Don’t get behind on the reading.” “You can’t skim the book.” “Keep an open mind and you’ll learn a lot.” What this advice suggests to me, among other things, is that it is unusual for students to expect to do more than “skim” their very expensive textbooks. I find that sad. After developing a communication strategies class several years ago, I grew weary of the complaints about the amount of work the projects required. Interestingly, when I included the University minimum student preparation requirement in the syllabus and provided a table of all of the assignments and the projected time each should require (a total of 90 hours for the semester), all complaints ceased. In fact, exit interviews with our majors and minors invariably find that this class was the most useful course they took at the University.
I get that it’s human nature tion and what they’re willing to want a good deal, an easy to do to make that happen. I’d “A” or a non-taxing exam. But also welcome faculty discuswhat is the real cost? When sions about these issues. How I ask students why they don’t faculty and students use outstudy more, they tell me that of-class time, rather than how courses generally aren’t rigormuch time is spent, may be ous enough to demand it. But what’s really important. when all is said and done, if I encourage you to share students aren’t sufficiently your thoughts on this and challenged, how prepared other topics at www.bgnews. com. Do you think it’s reasonare they when they graduate? able to expect students to study If courses were sufficiently 28 to 30 hours a week? What demanding that University do you think is a reasonable students actually had to spend 28 to 30 hours a week outside of expectation? Do you think you are less prepared than you class in learning activities, can would be if faculty demanded you imagine the knowledge more of you? What kinds of out and skills they would possess -of-class experiences stimulate when they graduated? the most learning? Will more time spent studying and reading textbooks create the change in our eduSend responses about this column cational environment we hope to email@example.com. for? Perhaps not. Maybe we need more service learning projects and project-based learning. Students may not even label this kind of work as TOMORROW IN FORUM “studying” (because it’s not traditional “reviewing the notes” Stressed? Overwhelmed? You’re or “reading the textbook” kind not the only one. New columnist of work), but it is outside-ofMelissa Measor tackles the trials class work that results in learn- of being a student. ing. In terms of student studying, New columnist Levi Joseph the University is essentially the Wonder looks at the role of private military contractors today. same as its sister institutions. But it would be an incredibly positive shift if students began Jason Snead on anti-terrorism. to talk more about what they hope to get from their educa-
The constant challenge of terrorism MWENDAH M’MAILUTHA COLUMNIST
On this day six years ago, the world was irrevocably changed by the hateful acts of individuals bent on mass death and destruction. The events of Sept. 11 will, undoubtedly, remain a momentous edifice of contemporary times. Sept. 11 above all, attests to the fact that terrorism is pervasive. It is a clear and present danger that the international system can only overcome through genuine unity devoid of grandstanding, condescension or sabre rattling. Terrorism has a global reach; its effects have been felt all over the world. Kenya and Tanzania, in August 1998. In Spain it was March 2004. July 2005 saw a terror attack on Britain’s transport system in London. This past June in the same country, a terrorist act was foiled in central London while a day later another one went wrong (fortunately) at Scotland's Glasgow airport. Last week in Germany and Denmark, authorities arrested individuals who, ostensibly, were in the late stages of committing terrorist attacks. Tragically, in the Middle East, terrorist acts are the rule rather than the exception. Southern Asia also has had its share of terrorist activities. Nonetheless, the Sept. 11 attack was different. It is hard for a normal human being, with any
sense of humanity to plan an act so insidious, so evil. The aftermath, however, has become protracted and pernicious in a way that is very dangerous to global security and stability. Any judgment errors that ensue from Sept. 11, the current situation and the bleak outlook all play into the hands of the perpetrators. This is where danger lies; the world and its leaders should never allow a cabal that plots against world security any advantage, whatsoever. Human actions are irrational, at least most of the time. However, the planners, supporters and executioners of Sept. 11 not only lacked (and lack) the essential element of humanity, they also are very dangerous people who deserve fates worse than their warped minds can ever fathom. Today, the U.S and the entire world remembers that bleak September day six years ago. As we remember and honor those who lost their lives, as we remember the gallant men and women of the New York police and fire departments who risked their all to save fellow human beings, we need to pause and ask ourselves what the day has taught us. Have the wounds healed or have the emotions of hate and anger dissipated? What honor has the U.S in particular and the world in general given to those who lost their lives on that day? Terrorists, though pervasive and faceless, thrive best in the midst of fear and confusion. They are happiest when the international system is in knots
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“Methinks that apportioning blame and dualizing the fight against terrorists on the lines of the ‘good’ versus the ‘evil’ is not exactly right.” out of fear and suspicion. That is why the attacks, threats, vague pronouncements and ultimatums are so widespread and spontaneous. Methinks that apportioning blame and dualizing the fight against terrorists on the lines of the “good” versus the “evil” is not exactly right. When victory over terrorism is achieved, it needs to be real, not pyrrhic. My two cents is that no particular group of people, with distinct physical, geographical or religious qualities is bent on decimating the world. Framing terrorism in the context of a geographical region, religion or nation is hence a moot point. Most people in the world are against terrorism. This gets complicated by people who purport, for whatever reason, to be better than others. They are those who may be tempted to impose their beliefs on others at whatever cost, even murder. Paradoxically, religion has been used a lot of times as a proxy for meaningless wars. Why anybody would purport to kill in the name of God is beyond my ken. This past month, CNN correspondent, Christiana Amanpour presented a shocking documentary named “God’s Warriors”. The documentary, depicted
three faiths — Christianity, Judaism and Islam — and how some individuals in each faith arrogate themselves the role of “God’s warrior”. What leads anyone to imagine that God needs warriors to fight real wars of blood and flesh is something I don’t understand. Fighting terrorism is a global task that calls upon the dedication of every member of the human race, every nation and every government. Incidentally, the task can only be led by the U.S. not only out of necessity and the country's highly developed security complex, but also as the world's sole super power. Terrorists know the essence of the U.S; the country’s strong spirit and determination. They know the U.S’s allure appeals to billions across the world. And they want to alienate the many who cherish the U.S and its ideals. It is disheartening, then, to indulge in actions that aid this alienation. In this fight, it is wrong to co-opt God in any side. God/Yahweh/Allah does not need to be co-opted by anybody in senseless, hateful and needless wars. Send responses about this column to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gambler knew Toledo athletes Claims he did not fix games but he did bet on them FOOTBALL Bengals win opener against Ravens Steve McNair gave the ball away all game and Chad Johnson and Carson Palmer picked up where they left off last season. See more | Page 6
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TOLEDO (AP) — A Detroit-area gambler named in an FBI probe of gambling at the University of Toledo says he knew many football and basketball players at the school but they did not fix any games. The FBI in March accused Ghazi “Gary” Manni of inviting athletes to gamble and dine with him at a Detroit casino and offering them money and gifts to sit out games. Authorities never charged
Manni, but former Toledo running back Harvey “Scooter” McDougle Jr. was charged with participating in a bribery scheme to influence sporting contests. A month later, those charges were dropped, but the investigation continues. Manni told The Blade on Sunday that he first met a Toledo player, whom he refused to name, at a Detroit casino in 2003. After that, he met more players and even threw a party for one
Harvey “Scooter” McDougle Still under investigation for point-shaving. player near the campus. He said he never gave any players cars, cell phones or cash, which investigators said he did in an affidavit filed in March. Manni told The Blade he did hand out money for gas and food. Manni said he would ask players about their upcoming games and whether they were going to win. He would place bets based on their information.
But Manni said he lost money betting on Toledo games because the players were always sure that they were going to win. That included quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who now plays in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “Not one time did Bruce ever say the team wasn’t feeling good or they weren’t going to win,” Manni said. Manni said he grew close to Gradkowski but did not give him anything of significant value. “I looked at Bruce like he was my own son,” he told the newspaper. Gradkowski told The Blade last month that he did not know Manni was a gambler, and that he
never saw anything suspicious. “I know the guys I played with would never jeopardize winning or losing because of something like that,” Gradkowski said. McDougle is the only Toledo player that investigators have linked with Manni. McDougle has said he did nothing wrong and never changed how he played to affect the score in any games. The FBI said that Manni and McDougle talked in 2005 about seeing if they could make money on a game between Toledo and Texas-El Paso. Manni said he felt bad about what has happened to McDougle. “I never wanted to destroy anyone’s career,” he said.
“I thought we were the more dangerous of the two teams. But it was just unfortunate that we had a couple mistakes that cost us...”
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OUR CALL Today in Sports History 1983 - Franco Harris becomes the third NFL player to rush for 11,000 yards. 1982 - Chris Evert wins her sixth and final U.S. Open tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. 1960 - 17th Olympic games close in Rome, Italy. 1959 - Elroy Face’s 22 game win streak ends as the Dodgers beat the Pirates 5-4. 1936 - A’s pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game. 1928 - In Ty Cobb’s last hitting appearance, he pops out against Yankees. 1923 - After a single, Red Sox pitcher Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yankees.
The List The BG News gives its top five candidates for 2007 A.L. MVP. 1. Alex Rodriguez: He could probably hit a beach ball over the fence with a fishing rod right now. He’s at 52 homers and 140 RBI.
2. Magglio Ordonez: This guy is pretty unlucky for having such a standout year the same year that A-Rod carried the Yankees to the playoffs. It doesn’t help that his team has been inconsistent. He’s got 126 RBI and hitting .355. 3. Vlad Guererro: His .326 average and 110 RBI are impressive. He’s also led his team to the postseason. 4. Ichiro: Can you leave a guy out of the discussion who’s hitting .351 and has 200 hits for the seventh time? 5. Mike Lowell: He’s batting .324 with 18 bombs and 103 RBI in Boston and getting no love. Absolute lunacy.
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FANCY FEET: Dusko Topolic (3) dribbles around a defender during an Aug. 24 exhibition game against Oakland. The Falcons went 0-2 on the weekend.
Falcons drop two on D.C. road trip By Pete Schramm Reporter
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CONFERENCE CALL: The Falcons huddle during a game against Oakland Aug. 28. BG lost two-of-three over the weekend.
Netters finish 1-2 on trip with sweep of Northern Colorado By Sean Shapiro Reporter
The Falcons finished their west coast trip at the Comcast Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico with a sweep over Northern Colorado (30-20, 30-23, 30-28). The win improved the Falcons’ record to 1-2 and gave them a third place finish in the tournament. The Falcons began the tournament Friday with a pair of losses to Gonzaga 3-2 and the host New Mexico 3-0. BG’s first game on Friday against the Gonzaga Bulldogs was somewhat of a disappointment as they held a 2-0 lead after two games. In the third game
THE WEEKEND FRIDAY: Lost to Gonzaga 3-2 (30-25, 30-28, 19-30, 18-30, 9-15) Lost to New Mexico 3-0 (27-30, 29-31, 31-33) SATURDAY: Defeated Northern Colorado 3-0 (30-20, 30-23, 30-28
however the Bulldogs began a run of three straight games in which they out scored the Falcons 75-46. “In our match against Gonzaga, when our passing went bad we never really recovered,” said BG coach Denise Van De Walle. “When your passing and hitting go bad, everything seems to snowball.” In the match, the Falcons
were led by Corey Domek with a team high 21 kills and a .385 hitting percentage. The match was the Falcons’ second fivegame match this season, dropping their record to 1-1 in such contests. In their second match on Friday, the Falcons fell to the host Lobos in three straight sets. BG held a lead late in all three games but failed to finish off the host. Domek once again led the Falcons with 13 kills and Junior Chelsey Meek led the defense with 15 digs. The Falcons came into their final tournament game against
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The BG men’s soccer team’s trip to Washington, D.C., this weekend didn’t go quite as planned as they suffered losses to George Mason and American University, dropping their record to 1-2-1. On Friday, the team fell to George Mason by a score of 3-1 in a game where temperatures rose around 95 degrees. Matt Klancic scored the Falcons’ only goal of the contest. Despite the loss, Head Coach Fred Thompson was not completely discouraged. “I thought we were the more dangerous of the two teams,” Thompson said. “But it was just unfortunate that we had a couple mistakes that cost us goals in the first half.” On Sunday, the Falcons suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to American University after a BGSU defensive error late in the game sent the ball sailing into the wrong net. Junior midfielder Gavin Dozier scored BG’s only goal of the game. Throughout the contest, the Falcons were able to control the game and limit the number of American scoring opportunities, but it was AU’s ability to capitalize on key BGSU mistakes that earned them the win.
“They really only had one opportunity, and they scored two goals,” Thompson said. “[They were] both at the end of the half, and both at times when you really should be focusing extremely hard, but it’s difficult for younger teams to concentrate for the full time. “American, defensively, at least, made less defensive mistakes than we did, and that’s all it really came down to,” he said. The Falcons will open their home schedule this weekend in the BGSU invitational with games against Central Arkansas on Friday (2:30 p.m.), and Canisius on Sunday (1 p.m.). Freshman defenseman and Team Captain Thomas McLean says that the team is looking to work hard in practice this week in order to prevent another negative outcome, and that they are looking forward to finally playing at home. “We just plan on training hard this week, and putting in all the effort this week, and hopefully just putting the losses behind us,” McLean said. “Hopefully we can come out with two wins at the end of the week. “It should be good because hopefully we get some fans into the stadium for our games, they support us, and they can push us to two wins this weekend to get our record up to 3-2-1.”
Everett shows signs of movement, has touch sensation By John Wawrow The Associated Press
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills’ Kevin Everett sustained a “catastrophic” and lifethreatening spinal-cord injury and his chances of regaining a full range of body motion are very small, an orthopedic surgeon said yesterday. “A best-case scenario is full recovery, but not likely,” Dr. Andrew Cappuccino said, one day after performing a four-hour
operation on the player. “I believe there will be some permanent neurological paralysis. ... A full neurological recovery was bleak, dismal.” Cappuccino noted the 25-yearold reserve tight end did have touch sensation throughout his body and also showed signs of movement. But he cautioned that Everett’s injury remained lifethreatening, saying the player is still susceptible to blood clots, infection and breathing failure. Everett is currently under
“I was honest with him, and he told me, ‘Do everything you can to help me,’” Andrew Cappuccino | Doctor forced sedation and breathing through a respirator as doctors wait for the swelling to lessen. Cappuccino said it will take up to three days to determine the
severity of the injury and the recovery process. During the operation, Cappuccino repaired a break between the third and fourth vertebrae and also alleviated the pressure on the spinal cord. Doctors made a bone graft and inserted a plate and four screws. Cappuccino said Everett was alert and is aware of the extent of his injuries. “I was honest with him, and he told me, ‘Do everything you can to help me,’” said Cappuccino,
who works for the Bills as a consultant, specializing in spinal surgery. Cappuccino received permission to operate from Everett’s mother, Patricia Dugas, who spoke by phone from her home in Houston. Everett was hurt in Buffalo’s season opener against Denver on Sunday when he ducked his head while driving in to tackle Broncos’ Domenik Hixon during
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IN YOUR FACE: Corrie Mills spikes a ball during practice before the season started. The Falcons won two-of-three over the weekend.
We attacked the ball so much better, it was our best passing game of the entire season. We controlled the tempo the entire match,” said Van De Walle. Game two was much more closely contested. Late in the game the Bears led BG 20-19. But with Maggie Karges serving, the Falcons went on a nine-point run, taking control of the game 28-20. In total the Falcons scored 11 of the last 15 points ending the game on a kill by Domek, winning 30-23. Game three also proved to be a closely contested match as the teams were tied late at 25 points a piece. The Falcons were able to push for a 3-point lead late, only to see Northern Colorado come back to tie. With the score at 29-28 the Falcons were able to seal the match with a kill from
fellow two-loss team the Northern Colorado Bears. The game would turn out to be a battle for third place in the Lobos invitational as both Gonzaga and New Mexico already clinched the top two spots. In game one the Falcons trailed the Bears 6-5 early but a 4-0 run pushed the score to 9-6 giving BG the lead that they would hold for the rest of the game. The Falcons won game one handily, 30-20. During the game BG was able to hold the Bears to a .080 hitting percentage compared to their .290. “We really didn’t make much adjustments we went back and just played so much better.
Domek assisted by freshman Sam Fish. For the match the Falcons were led by Stephanie Swiger with 16 kills on 29 attempts for a .483 hitting percentage. Both Swiger and Domek were named to the all-tournament team as Domek recorded 46 kills, leading the team for the weekend. Swiger had 32 kills to go along with 15 blocks. “I was very excited. That was just a really great ending to the weekend. Here we ended with a 1-2 record and we got two players on the all-tournament team,” said Van De Walle. The win moved the Falcons to 5-5 on the year with their next match Friday against Depaul at 7 p.m. in the Best Western Invitational taking place in Anderson Arena next weekend.
Bengals defense, Ravens mistakes result in 27-20 Cincinnati victory CINCINNATI — With wounded players shuffling off in waves, what was left of the Cincinnati Bengals rallied for a win that hurt so good. Steve McNair’s interception — his fourth gaffe of the game — set up Carson Palmer’s fourthquarter touchdown pass, and Cincinnati’s suspect defense pulled off a goal-line stand last night that preserved a 27-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. In a bruising season opener matching the last two AFC North champs, the Bengals were the last one standing — barely. “We know it’s going to be a hard-fought game when we play these guys — tough, physical,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. “It’s important to in the physical football games because you put so much into it.” Kyle Boller took over after McNair strained his groin in the fourth quarter — the last in a nonstop run of injuries for both teams — and led the Ravens to the 1-yard line in the closing seconds. A pass interference penalty on Todd Heap negated his catch in the end zone, and Boller’s final pass deflected off Heap’s shoulder and was intercepted in the end zone by diving lineman Michael Myers.
The Bengals had to work with a makeshift offensive line that was missing three starters by the second quarter. They also briefly lost kicker Shayne Graham, costing them on an extra-point try. Even receiver Chad Johnson limped off at one point, evidently suffering from a cramp. The Pro Bowl receiver and incessant self-promoter came up big for the Bengals, catching five passes for 95 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown. “I told you I would give you a show,” Johnson said. Both teams overcame significant injuries to send the game to a frantic finish. Safety Ed Reed returned a punt untouched 63 yards for a touchdown that put the Ravens ahead 20-19 early in the fourth quarter and silenced the crowd of 66,093, the second-largest in Paul Brown Stadium’s history. Reed had to return kicks because B.J. Sams sprained a knee. The emotional lift didn’t last long. McNair had the most to do with that. In his second season running the Ravens’ offense, he had one of his worst games. McNair fumbled on a sack, muffed a handoff to running back Willis McGahee, and let the ball slip out of his hand on a pass attempt. Linebacker Landon Johnson caught that fumble in mid-air and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.
Coach Dick Jauron said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called him Sunday evening, offering the league’s support. “We honor ourselves by our work, and we honor Kevin by moving forward and working while never forgetting Kevin and never getting him out of our thoughts and prayers,” Jauron said. “We’re going to wait and see what the outcome is here and we’re really hoping and praying for the best.” Buffalo’s 2005 third-round draft pick out of Miami, Everett missed his rookie season because of a knee injury. He spent most of last year playing special teams. He was hoping to make an impact as a receiver. His injury recalled the one to Mike Utley, the former Detroit Lions guard who was paralyzed below the chest. He injured his neck in a collision
during a 1991 game. “I’m sorry this young man got hurt,” Utley told the AP. “It wasn’t a cheap shot. It was a great form tackle and that’s it.” The 41-year-old Utley now lives in Washington state and is promoting a bike tour aimed at raising money in an effort to cure paralysis. “These are big strong men competing at the highest level. You can do everything to prepare yourself — lift weights and all that,” Utley said. “But is it going to happen again? Yes.” Everett’s injury was not the only one sustained by the Bills. Cornerback Jason Webster (broken forearm) and free safety Ko Simpson (broken ankle) had surgery, and Jauron said both could miss the rest of the season. Also, linebacker Coy Wire has a sprained knee and is out indefinitely.
By Joe Kay The Associated Press
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TOO FAST: Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson (85) catches a 39-yard touchdown against Baltimore Ravens defensive back Dawan Landry in the first quarter of yesterday’s game. The Bengals won 27-20.
EVERETT From Page 5 the second half-opening kickoff. Everett dropped face first to the ground after his helmet hit Hixon high on the left shoulder and side of the helmet. Replays showed the player twitching for a few seconds as he attempted to get up before falling back to the ground. Everett’s eyes were open but he showed no further signs of movement during the next 15 minutes as the team’s medical staff and emergency personnel placed him on a backboard and, with the player’s head and body immobilized, loaded him into an ambulance at the Broncos 30. Bills team doctor John Marzo said Everett was alert from the
time he was loaded onto the backboard and throughout the drive to the hospital. “It’s a tough situation to watch because he’s somebody’s son, brother and friend,” punter Brian Moorman said yesterday. “It’s all you could think about during the game, after it happened, after the game and this morning. And we just want him to get better, we want him to heal.” Quarterback J.P. Losman said it was difficult to concentrate during practice. “It seems like every couple of seconds that go by it’s always popping into your head,” Losman said. “Going through a walk-through, we’re looking for him, wanting to hear his voice.” The Bills have Tuesday off before returning to practice to prepare to play at Pittsburgh on Sunday.
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OUCH: Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark, left, knocks the ball from the passing hand of Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson in the second quarter Sunday.
Browns mulling choices at QB By Tom Withers The Associated Press
BEREA, Ohio — For one of the rare times in his football life, Brady Quinn was a game-day spectator. Instead of a helmet, he wore a brown-and-orange baseball cap. He carried a clipboard. Quinn stood on the sideline and watched. Maybe for one of the last times. Tagged since April’s draft as Cleveland’s quarterback of the future, Quinn could soon become the Browns’ man of the moment. In the aftermath of a 34-7 drubbing against Pittsburgh in Sunday’s season opener, Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel didn’t rule out the possibility of Quinn making his NFL debut this week against Cincinnati. Quinn served as Cleveland’s emergency quarterback Sunday, but after both starter Charlie Frye and backup Derek Anderson failed miserably against the Steelers, the Browns may soon decide it’s time to turn to their high-profile rookie from Notre Dame. Is Quinn ready? “You’ll have to ask Brady that,” said tight end Steve Heiden, one of the Browns’ co-captains. “But from what I’ve seen, I think he is.” Quinn’s readiness is at the heart of an internal debate raging inside Cleveland’s team headquarters. The Browns don’t want to rush the 22-year-old Quinn into the starting lineup. But after seeing both Frye and Anderson throw interceptions, force passes into tight coverage, and in Frye’s case, hold the ball too long, the club may have no other choice. Quinn missed 16 practices during a contract holdout in training camp, and the Browns may feel he hasn’t taken enough practice snaps to effectively run their offense against a rugged
early schedule that includes Pittsburgh, Oakland, Baltimore and New England — all top ten defenses last season. The Browns’ preference would be for Quinn to sit and learn for as long as possible. That’s the short-term plan. What remains to be seen is how long Crennel and general manager Phil Savage stick with it if Frye and/or Anderson continue to struggle. During his news conference yesterday, Crennel said he would not discuss any possible personnel moves with the media until he had spoken to his players following an afternoon film session and meeting. Pressed by reporters on whether he felt Quinn was ready for the Bengals, Crennel, who dropped to 1-12 against AFC North teams, became annoyed with the line of questioning. “For me to make a comment on where I think Brady is or where he is on the depth chart, that’s making a personnel decision,” Crennel said, “so I’m not going to do that.” Crennel did say Quinn would be part of any conversation about the quarterback situation, which became more muddled yesterday when Ken Dorsey, released by the team on Sept. 1, was at the team’s training facility. Dorsey served as a mentor for Quinn during training camp, and his return could add credence to the Browns getting Quinn ready for the Bengals. Crennel has been firm on not wanting to accelerate Quinn’s growth track. And despite the lopsided loss — Cleveland’s eighth straight to the Steelers — he hasn’t changed his stance. Crennel felt throwing Quinn into Sunday’s debacle in the fourth quarter would have done the rookie more harm than good. Frye didn’t have such protection.
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Drug lord on most wanted list captured By Toby Muse The Associated Press
BOGOTA, Colombia — Soldiers swarmed onto a farm yesterday and captured one of the world’s most wanted drug lords hiding in bushes in his underwear. Colombian officials called it their biggest drug war victory since the 1993 slaying of Medellin cartel leader Pablo Escobar. Diego Montoya, who sits with Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s 10 most-wanted list and has a $5 million bounty on his head, allegedly leads the Norte del Valle cartel. It is deemed Colombia’s most dangerous drug gang and is accused of shipping hundreds of tons of cocaine to the U.S. since the 1990s. Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos told a news conference at Bogota’s airport that Montoya was responsible for 1,500 killings in his career. “Drug traffickers take note: This is the future that awaits you,” Santos said before the heavy-set, 49-year-old Montoya limped out of an air force plane wearing plastic handcuffs and escorted by five commandos. Montoya put up no resistance when the army finally cornered him in the cartel’s stronghold of Valle del Cauca state in western Colombia, officials said. He is to be questioned before being extradited to the U.S., a process that Santos said would take at most two months. After months of planning, elite commandos raided the small farm before dawn yesterday and nabbed Montoya along with his mother, an uncle and three other cartel members, said the army chief, Gen. Mario Montoya, who is not related. The government has been closing in on the cartel since last year, when soldiers killed eight members of a private militia believed to be protecting Montoya. But a wide network of cartel informants had frus-
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trated the search for the alleged drug boss himself. Local media have recently carried stories on the cartel’s alleged infiltration of Colombia’s army and navy. Santos said the operation was kept top secret to avoid leaks and was run entirely by an elite army commando unit that works with prosecutors to bring down the cartel. Washington welcomed the news. “Colombia’s capture of cocaine kingpin Diego Montoya shows what can be accomplished by a government that is relentless, focused and skilled in the effort to dismantle threats to its democracy,” said White House “drug czar” John P. Walters. Better known as “Don Diego,” Montoya is said to be in a bitter turf war with his cartel’s other leader, Wilber Varela, who goes by the nickname “Jabon,” or “Soap,” and is reported to be living in Venezuela. Hundreds have died in fighting between their rival armed bands along Colombia’s Pacific coast. A U.S. indictment unsealed in 2004 against Montoya and Varela said that over the previous 14 years, their cartel had exported more than 1.2 million pounds — 600 tons — of cocaine worth more than $10 billion from Colombia to Mexico and ultimately to the United States for resale. Colombia’s government has
made major gains against the cartel this year. Montoya’s brother, Eugenio Montoya, was captured in January. Former cartel leader Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante, known as “Rasguno” or “Scratchy,” was extradited to the U.S. in July after pledging to cooperate with U.S. authorities. The gang’s alleged money-laundering chief, Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, known as “Chupeta” or “Lollipop,” was arrested last month in Brazil. Colombia is the source of 90 percent of the cocaine entering the United States. Supply has remained robust despite record extraditions to the U.S. and eradication of coca crops. And despite Montoya’s capture, recent history indicates it probably won’t take long for someone to take his place. The Norte del Valle cartel rose in the mid-1990s from the ashes of the once dominant Medellin and Cali gangs, paying for drugs and protection from both farright paramilitaries and leftist rebels. The latter two forces have squeezed the drug gangs out of much of Colombia’s countryside and finance their armed struggle by selling drugs to the new criminal groups and exporting cocaine themselves. The United States is funneling more than $700 million a year to Colombia in anti-narcotics and military aid.
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who might wish to write in on why the argument for gay rights is beyond reproach, let me point out that there are voting records and polls from across America that quite eloquently speak to the contrary, to say nothing of the fact that publishing an article on the matter seems to further prove the need for discourse. This column is not meant to be about gay rights, that is simply the setting I am most familiar with. And I will also acknowledge that I and others of my perspective on campus have been invited to — and gratefully accepted — invitations to panel discussions on the issue over the last two years. Unfortunately, however, my original accusation still stands. Entire departments at our University are based on value assumptions that are controversial and sometimes even contradictory. As a means
of segue, let me point out that at every panel discussion I have attended or spoken at, at least one member of the panel or audience reminds me that “gender is not a binary matter, but instead a full spectrum of perspectives and identities,” and yet we need a distinct Women’s Studies program. I am ashamed to say that we treat minorities the same way. We tell them that all individuals possess equal potential and dignity as human beings, but then constantly segregate them for study as the “subject of historical and institutionalized oppression.” Perhaps I am alone in this belief, but bonds of silk are still constricting. Fortunately, that leads nicely into my disclaimer. There are times when the “beyond reproach” message is fully valid. The best example of this is the statement that non-whites and women have the exact same value, intelligence and potential as whites and men. That is an easily defended value: It is encompassed in two amend-
ments of the constitution. I will even acknowledge that there are values which are beyond reproach but not incorporated into our laws. For instance, intentionally causing emotional distress is a concept which has been debated in law for quite some time, and to the best of my knowledge we are still nowhere near a working legal solution. All the same, I feel no obligation to hunt down an individual of the alternative persuasion to keep the debate alive. And there are of course changes that should be made in public values. However, those changes should be delivered by a fully educated public in which the majority acknowledges the validity of the argument for change. It should never, in a democracy, come from an institution eager to play the role of sage on the mountaintop. Send responses about this column to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search party continues efforts to rescue aviator By Paul Elias The Associated Press
MINDEN, Nevada — Authorities worried yesterday that a call for private volunteers to help the government search the rugged Nevada wilderness for missing aviator Steve Fossett may attract people who don’t have proper training and could ultimately need saving themselves. A private search effort is being driven in part by hotel magnate Barron Hilton, who has opened the mile-long airstrip at his Flying M Ranch — the same runway Fossett took off from a week ago — to search planes and helicopters. On Sunday, a notice was posted on Fossett’s Web site calling for pilots, helicopters and volunteers to supplement the search. While the private effort has worked side by side with the government during the eight-
day hunt, officials said they are becoming worried that the latest call for volunteers could bring in people who have no experience with combing the vast — and often dangerous — landscape. “It has not been condoned, nor is it necessarily helpful to the law enforcement community,” Lyon County Undersheriff Joe Sanford said Sunday. “We don’t want searchers to have to go out to look for searchers.” Yesterday, Sanford explained he was most concerned with the possibility that untrained searchers would begin conducting independent ground searches in the rugged, sparsely populated areas where Fossett is believed to be lost. Governmentbacked searchers also have followed false leads submitted by people looking at satellite images of the area available on the Internet, he said. Sanford said yesterday that a
lack of oversight sometimes leads to the official search effort covering ground already searched by the private effort. He said the private effort was still welcome, but noted that it is “impossible to track.” Officials also expressed concern that participants in the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in nearby Reno starting tomorrow could hamper the search effort. They pleaded with race participants and other pilots attending the event to stay away from the search area. The 63-year-old Fossett, a former commodities trader who was the first to circle the globe in a balloon, was last heard from Sept. 3, when he took off from Hilton’s ranch. Authorities believe he was carrying only one bottle of water, but he is considered an expert pilot and survivalist.
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Retired auto worker bought his ticket at an Indiana Speedway By Steve Herman The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — It was the best-timed stoplight David Coterel ever encountered. The retired auto worker from Ohio had crossed into neighboring Indiana on U.S. 40 and was debating whether to stop at a Speedway convenience store to buy a Powerball ticket. After all, he figured, another Speedway store just 3 miles down the road supplied the winning ticket nine years ago. “I kept thinking, what are the odds of a Speedway hitting again?” Coterel said yesterday. “Just at the last moment, the light changed. I wasn’t even in the lane to turn in there. I just whipped in there and stood in line for a little bit and got the ticket.” His ticket, selected by computer on the afternoon of the Aug. 25 drawing, was worth $314.3 million, the fourth-largest prize in the lottery game’s 22-year history. He’ll share the winnings with his two adult children. The family waited two weeks to come forward to make sure the lottery paperwork — and the cash — were in order and ready to be claimed. “I know the world is going to turn upside down,” the 65-yearold Coterel said at a news conference in front of the Hoosier
Lottery headquarters. “Right now, I’m going to lock all the doors and not even answer the phone.” Coterel, who lives in Riverside, Ohio, is retired from General Motors. He will share the winnings with his son, David Coterel Jr., 42, and daughter, Lynn Hiles, 46, both of Dayton. Neither sibling has any children, and the elder Coterel’s wife, Dorothy, died of cancer three years ago. The family decided to take the cash option on the prize, meaning they will collect $145,985,100 before taxes, said Hoosier Lottery executive director Kathryn Densborn. Coterel said he found out his ticket had the winning numbers — 2, 8, 23, 29, 35 and Powerball 19 — when he watched the news on television the night after the drawing. “I lost it,” he said of his reaction. “I’m an emotional person, but I really lost it.” The first person he called was his daughter, who quit her job as a nightshift postal worker in Dayton two days later. “She thought somebody was sick or died when I called her. ... I couldn’t believe it,” Coterel said. Coterel Jr., who took a buyout from his job as a machine repairman at a Delphi auto parts plant but continued as a temporary worker, quit his job a day after his sister left hers.
“The hardest part was a lack of sleep,” the younger Coterel said. “You lay down and your mind races: What am I going to do? What am I going to do? There’s a lot of questions.” Hiles said it was difficult to keep the secret of their winning ticket, especially to her coworkers. “You have to bite your tongue and not say anything, because you don’t want any undue attention until you have to,” she said. She and her brother said they would get new automobiles and travel. Their father said he had no immediate plan for the money. “But I’m sure something will come up,” he said. Richmond is just west of the Indiana-Ohio state line, about 60 miles east of Indianapolis. The store where the winning ticket was sold is about 3 miles on U.S. 40 from another Speedway store that sold the winning ticket for a $295.7 million Powerball jackpot to a group of 13 co-workers from a factory in suburban Columbus, Ohio, in July 1998. The 1998 jackpot was the largest of its kind to that point. Powerball is played in 29 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The record jackpot was $365 million won by eight workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant in February 2006.
Tests may be run on Ohio voting machines By John McCarthy The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — The state’s chief elections official will have to wait two weeks to find out if she will get $1.7 million to run tests on Ohio’s new electronic voting machine system, a legislative panel ruled yesterday. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner told the state Controlling Board that the delay likely will make it tougher for her office to complete the testing by January, the deadline she set for issuing the results to county boards of elections. Next year’s primary is early — March 4 — because of the presidential election. Thedelaymayincreasetheprice
of the unbid contract her office negotiated with Denver-based SysTest Labs. The Controlling Board, controlled by Republicans, must sign off on most unbid contracts. Brunner is a Democrat. The board, made up of six lawmakers and a president who represents Gov. Ted Strickland, voted 4-3 to postpone releasing the money. The board’s four Republicans voted to table the matter; its two Democrats and President Joe Secrest voted against postponement. Sen. Steve Stivers, a Columbus Republican and board member, told Brunner that he had too many questions about the contract to vote for approval at yesterday’s meeting.
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