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Procrastinate much? Here are some solutions University program discusses ways to get past it and set goals for improvement and action | Page 3

Voting for a replacement Special election on Dec. 11 to determine new U.S. rep. By Tim Sampson City Editor

Following the death of Representative Paul Gillmor two weeks ago, local election officials and politicians are scrambling to determine who

Crocs cause toe injuries on escalators Around the country, young children wearing these shoes have been hurt | Page 6

Conversations about the Constitution

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will fill the late congressman’s seat. On Friday, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland ordered a special election to be held on Dec. 11, to determine who will replace Gillmor as the Ohio 5th District representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Primary elections for the 5th District seat will be held on Nov. 6. Those hoping to secure a party nomination have to file their candidacy with the Wood County Board of elections by Sept. 28.

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Last night a debate over the president’s use of power raged in the Union. Read more about it on the Web www.bgnews.com

GPA 3.50 - 3.70 and ACT 27 - 36 Was $2,500

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GPA 3.80 - 4.00 and ACT 27 - 29 Was $2,500

THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE TOP OF THE CLASS: Incoming freshmen in 2008 with a GPA of 3.80 to 4.0 and an ACT score between 30 and 36 will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Sounds great, but this year’s incoming freshmen with the same marks received $9,044.

$2,500 GPA 3.50 - 4.00 and ACT 23 - 26 Was $1,500

Professors and students fight the adminstration over the dismissal of one of the ethnic studies department’s most beloved professors | Page 4

$2,000 GPA 3.50 - 4.00 and ACT 20 - 22 Was $0

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GPA 3.00 - 3.40 and ACT 27 - 36 Was $0

Men’s cross country places 11th and the women’s team places fourth at the Mel Brodt Invitational | Page 7

SPORTS

Sept. 28 – Deadline for candidates seeking the vacant 5th District Congressional seat to file with the Wood County Board of Elections. Oct. 9 – Deadline to register to

vote in the primaries. Anyone who will be 18 or older the day of the election is eligible to register. Nov. 6 – Primary election for both parties. Nov. 13 – Deadline to register to vote in the general special election. Dec. 11 – Special election.

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Cross country teams compete over weekend

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Early bye week for Falcon football

GPA 3.00 - 3.40 ACT 20 - 26 Was $0

The team deserved the rest in the third week of the season after two strong games | Page 5

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“I’m kinda fat, so no, I’ve never done that, I mean, I’ll cut down the tree and walk across it...” | Page 4

Tuition condition at the University By Nathan Robson Reporter

TODAY Partly Cloudy High: 81, Low: 58

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REMEMBERING THE DECEASED: The photo above is of Jordan Shirey, a junior at the University who died last week on his twenty-first birthday.

Friends and family mourn the death of Jordan Shirey By Tim Sampson and Freddy Hunt The BG News

When’s the last time you climbed a tree?

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Scholarship amounts adjust to meet student needs due to tuition increase

A fight to save a great professor

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Tuition at the University has increased nearly 20 percent since 2003 while scholarship amounts have remained the same, University records reveal. To remedy that problem the University is changing its scholarship program to give more money to a wider range of students. The tuition for an Ohio resident at

the University for the 2007-2008 year is $9,140 and will not increase after the tuition freeze that was enacted by Gov. Ted Strickland this past summer. The fees for the 2005-2006 year were about $8,600, said Gary Swegan, assistant vice provost and director of admissions. Still, past increases are still taking a toll. Enrollment at the University is See TUITION | Page 9

dream since high school, when he was a member of DECA, an organization for students interested in marketing. He and a Following his death last partner went to a national DECA Thursday, University student marketing competition in Los Jordan Shirey is being remem- Angeles. “He always knew he wanted to bered as a man of few words be in business,” said his mother, who touched many lives. Shirey, a junior from Defiance, Susan. The College of Business Ohio was found dead in a house on the 100 Block of North Administration will be giving out a $500 book reward in Summit on his 21st birthday. Described as someone inca- Shirey’s name this spring, said pable of making enemies, Tim Chambers, director of Shirey’s friends found it hard to undergraduate studies in the University. say anything bad about him. In addition to business, “I’ve been sitting around with his friends, asking if they have Shirey’s other great passion was any stupid stories they can tell the Chicago White Sox, a fact about my brother, and they made clear to anyone who visitjust don’t,” said Aaron DeRan, ed his Facebook profile, DeRan said light-heartedly. Shirey’s older brother. In his profile picture, Shirey Level-headed and easy to get along with, Shirey came to the is seen standing in the bleachUniversity majoring in supply ers of Wrigley Field. The picture chain management with the was taken last summer while hope of one day owning his own business. This was Shirey’s See SHIREY | Page 2

USG debates ways to curb alcohol abuse The recent death prompted discussion By Kristen Vasas Reporter

Alcohol prevention took a front row seat at the Undergraduate Student Government’s forum after the unexpected death of Jordan Shirey last Thursday prompted action from the student government. At last night’s general meeting, USG discussed different plans and ideas for the prevention of alcohol-related deaths both on and off campus. Jason Snead of the Internal Affairs Committee said that he felt it necessary for the USG to address and attempt to fix the alcohol issue on campus. “We must do something from within ourselves as leaders on this campus,” he said. “We need to see something happen.”

“It’s important that students hear this from people their own age.” Jason Snead | USG Snead suggested establishing a core committee, which would be in charge of alcoholrelated issues, such as putting together campus-wide events, bringing in speakers and organizations, and hanging signs on and around campus. But instead of being staffed by adults and professors like some alcohol prevention organizations, Snead would push

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BLOTTER A woman’s purse was taken from Sky Bar on North Main Street sometime during the previous night.

A resident of an apartment complex on Klotz Road called police about two men shooting air guns in the parking lot. The men were gone by the time officers arrived.

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A mailbox post was destroyed overnight on Clark Street. 3:35 P.M.

A random check of the license plate of a truck parked at a gas station on South Main Street showed the vehicle was reported stolen. The truck’s occupants were unaware and police contacted the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and they will attempt to contact the original owner who said it was stolen. While searching the vehicle, police found marijuana and rolling papers belonging to the passenger, Chad D. Weaver, 30, of Fostoria, who was cited with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

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Emergency financial plan passes though it’s already being followed City Council passed a resolution adopting the Bowling Green Financial and Debt Policy that Councilman Robert Mcomber called “the single most important thing passed in the last year and a half I’ve been on council.” The new policy maps out in detail how the city will continue to manage its finances. This extensive 20-page policy “puts on paper practices we’ve been following for a long time,” Mcomber said. According to Mcomber, Bowling Green has been fortunate they have not been in a situation of financial trouble.

A woman drove off from a gas station on East Wooster Street without paying for $30.79 worth of gas. 11:05 P.M.

Woman called police from a parking lot on Thurstin Avenue to say that her car had been struck. The officer who arrived at the scene said it looked like that vehicle had sideswiped a pole. He checked the parking lot and found that a post had been hit. The officer spoke with her again and she admitted that she had cut the corner too close and hit the post.

GILLMOR From Page 1 So far only State Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, has formally announced that he will seek the vacant congressional seat. Latta previously ran for the 5th District seat in 1988, but lost the primary race to Gillmor by 27 votes. Prior to that election, Latta’s father, Delbert Latta, held the seat for 30 years. If elected, Latta said his primary goals are to create more jobs in Ohio, to lower taxes on businesses and individuals and to get rid of the estate tax. State Sen. Randy Gardner R-Bowling Green, who many believed would seek the nomination, announced yesterday that he would not. Wo o d Cou nt y Commissioner Tim Brown, who some saw as a likely Republican candidate, said Saturday in the SentinelTribune that he would not run after an anonymous posting on an Ohio political blog stat-

ed he is gay and living with a partner. In an interview with The Toledo Blade, Brown confirmed that he is gay, but that he is not living with a partner. Since then many have come to the defense of Brown and condemned those responsible for the posting. “Tim’s orientation doesn’t matter one iota,” said Michael Zickar, chair of the Wood County Democratic Party. “If he were a Democrat, it wouldn’t make a difference.” The chair of the University’s College Republicans also came to Brown’s defense. “I don’t believe anyone’s sexual orientation has anything to do with their job in office,” Lipian said. On the Democratic side, Robin Wierauch, who ran against Gillmor in 2006, plans to announce her candidacy on Wednesday, Zickar said. Wierauch, who lost by 14 percent in the last congressional race, may stand a better chance competing in a special election, he said. “Special elections can be

“Their [student] behaviors affect the entire community.” Michael Ginsburg | Associate Dean The policy addresses how the city would manage the budget if it were in debt and provides a list of eight solutions in order of priority. The last resort option is to create a tax increase. Its the final solution because it would impact the citizens of Bowling Green the most.

University official tells officials what to do about unruly students A lobby visitation made by Michael Ginsburg, interim crazy,” Zickar said. “You usually have a low turnout and it’s easier to swing the election one way or another.” Zickar said it would be an uphill battle to win the seat which has been held by Republicans since the 1930s. But with Republican poll numbers down nationally and with a high level of disapproval for the Iraq war, he believes it’s possible for a Democrat to take the 5th District. Michael Grandillo, a city councilman from Tiffin, Ohio, may also be seeking the Democratic nomination, Zickar said. Election officials and candidates will have just 85 days to prepare for the general election. According to Debbie Hazard, director of the Wood County Board of Elections, the most important thing is for people to register on time. The deadline for registering to vote in the primary is Oct. 9 while the deadline for voting in the general special election is Nov. 13.

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associate dean of students for the University, appeared before council to address the Code of Student Conduct. He passed a copy of the student handbook out to each of the council members, the mayor and the city directors. Ginsburg said the code of student conduct applies to student behavior both on and off campus. “Their [student] behaviors affect the entire community,” Ginsburg said. Deborah Novak, interim assistant dean of students, accompanied Ginsburg to the meeting. She works with Ginsburg about the disciplinary procedures when the code of conduct is violated. Ginsburg encouraged members of council and the community to report an incident to

SHIREY From Page 1 on a trip with his father Martin, who DeRan said was his best friend. Although a baseball fan, Shirey was an avid soccer player in high school and college. He played as a forward in high school and started his own intramural team while at the University, his mother said. Shirey enjoyed playing all kinds of sports, especially when he was with his family. “He loved sports,” DeRan said. “Soccer, baseball, basketball — and even though he was younger, he was always better than me.” Friends also recalled Shirey as a fierce competitor. “He may have been small, but he had the most competitiveness I’ve seen my whole life,” said junior Julian Bostelman,

him by e-mail or phone. The Student Handbook can be found online at http://www. bgsu.edu/offices/sa/studentdiscipline/page13832.html

Mayor invites city dwellers to common reading event Mayor John Quinn announced the book of the community reads program was “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. This was also the book the University chose for their freshmen common reading experience. The mayor encouraged the community to read and attend a free lecture sponsored by the BGExperience program to be held on Oct. 24 in the Union Ballroom. Walls will speak at the 7 p.m. event. A book signing will follow. one of Shirey’s roommates. “One of those kids who hates to lose, even if it’s just cards or Madden.” But his competitive streak never got out of hand, roommates said that he was often the calm one during house conflicts. “He was the peacemaker — the glue that held everything together,” said Graham Wagner, who knew Shirey since junior high school. Friends were shocked by Shirey’s sudden death and said he was taken too soon. “He was the most straightlaced kid which makes it even harder,” Wagner said. “He played by the book, which makes it an even bigger tragedy.” Shirey is survived by his mother Susan, father Martin, and brothers Justin and Aaron. Services were held yesterday at the Defiance Christian Center in Defiance.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Some events taken from events.bgsu.edu

8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Muslim Student Association Prayer Room 204 Olscamp

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. UAO Poster Sale

7:30 p.m. Fall Film Directors Series Hanna Hall, Gish Film Theater

9 - 10 p.m. University Film Organization Meeting 105 South Hall

228 Student Union

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Latino Heritage Month Luncheon 202A Student Union

Noon - 1 p.m. Weight Watchers @ Work 208 Student Union

2 - 5 p.m. College of Nursing Open Forum East Lounge

9 - 10:30 p.m. Building a Garden Rodgers Hall

All Day Support Jena 6 The Black Student Union will be having tables in the union today through Sept. 21, raising money for the Jena 6. Donate to Jena 6 Defense Committee, The Jena 6 Defense Committee needs financial support to cover legal expenses. You can donate by sending a check to: Jena 6 Defense Committee PO Box 2798 Jena, LA 71342

Procrastination program offers tips By Eric Reed Reporter

Students did not put off going to the program “Procrastination: A Hardening of the Oughteries” in the Union yesterday, but a few certainly procrastinated enough to show up late. The First-Year Student Success Series, a program that helps first-year students transition into university life, presented a program on how to overcome procrastination. “I find procrastination [to be] a big problem. It’s a college phenomenon,” said Barbara Mauter, presenter of the program and instructor in the Department of Academic Enhancement. The program listed several

ways to help students deal with procrastination. One way is to make a list of priorities and a plan to accomplish them for the day, and after completing the priorities to evaluate how well the plan worked. Freshman T.J. Schauer, a selfproclaimed avid procrastinator, thought the idea of organizing his priorities was very helpful. “I never really organized my life until now. I might start creating a prioritizing list,” Schauer said. A similar program will be presented today at the Learning Fair in Olscamp at 2:30 p.m. and freshman Bianca Hicks thinks it is worth going to. “It’s pretty informative. I learned a lot of new tips for better studying,” Hicks said.

Presentation explores Mexican banditry By Kristen Schweitzer Reporter

There was talk of banditry in the Student Union yesterday afternoon. Amy Robinson, an assistant professor in the department of romance and classical studies, discussed her research on Chucho el Roto, an infamous Mexican bandit. Chucho el Roto, whose real name was Jesus Arriaga, was a “thief from Mexico City during the 1880s,” Robinson told the group. He was a bandit much like Robin Hood as he was known for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, said Robinson, who has spent time researching Arriaga. “A political rebel trying to change the government could be branded as a bandit [in the nineteenth century],” Robinson said. In her research, Robinson compared several pieces of literature on Arriaga in order to discern fact from fiction about the Mexican bandit. These are the “true stories” of Chucho el Roto, Robinson said with a laugh. The information listed in the books cannot be proven to be true. The only thing Robinson has found as proof of Arriaga’s adventure was an arrest report. “The arrest report allows me to think [the books] are facts about him,” said Robinson. Robinson first began studying Arriaga when she was writing her dissertation on Mexico City. She was studying a particular novel about banditry and it was recommended to her to read up further on the concept of the bandits. “Some of the most important nineteenth century novels are about bandits,” Robinson said. Studying bandits became a way for Robinson to connect the different time periods in Mexico. “It gave me a sense of Mexico’s cultural and historical phases,” she said.

“The arrest report allows me to think [the books] are facts about him.”

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Amy Robinson | Assistant Prof. Mexican banditry became popular around the time of the Mexican Revolution, Robinson said. Robinson’s talk attracted nearly an audience of 50, with about 75 percent being students. While some students attended in order to fulfill class requirements, others just found the topic interesting or relevant to their studies. Lance Loreno, a senior dual majoring in Spanish and education, attended the presentation to hear his old professor, Robinson, speak. “I’m not getting extra credit by being here. I’m here because it’s cool and Amy knows a lot about Mexico,” Loreno said. Other students, however, were present due to class assignment. Emily Miller, a senior education major, must attend five cultural events for credit in her world literature class. Chris Taylor, a senior majoring in English, was not only fulfilling a requirement for his post colonial literature class, but he was also taking pictures for the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society. Robinson’s presentation was sponsored by this group, an organization dedicated to understanding cultural history, reshaping studies in the humanities and the arts in the context of contemporary thought and promoting work across disciplines. Other upcoming ICS presentations include Andy Schocket, “King’s Crossings: Boston King’s Atlantic World Revolution,” “Resisting Illness and the Disabling Mode: Possibilities in the Visual/Verbal Realm” and “The Cold War, Academe, and Nigerian Elites, 1960-2000.”

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“Tim’s orientation doesn’t matter one iota. ... If he were a Democrat, it wouldn’t make a difference.” — Michael Zickar, Wood County Democratic Party chair, on County Commissioner Tim Brown choosing to not run for Congress after a blog posting said Brown was gay [see story, p. 1].

PEOPLE ON THE STREET

When’s the last time you climbed a tree?

“I think it was at my old house ... it must have been fourth grade.”

“Actually, this summer.”

KYLENE BANDELOW, Sophomore, Early Childhood Education

TODD TOLFORD, Freshman, VCT

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Community safety should be a priority To concerned Bowling Green residents: I am a graduate assistant at the University and I am fairly new to the area, but I hold a great concern for our living environment. I have visited the Bowling Green area for a few years now and have grown to love the atmosphere the city of Bowling Green and the University has created. I feel that it is a fun and safe place to live and grow. My concern comes from reading The BG News [last week]. I have seen several articles and blotter reports that have grabbed my attention. It seems that break-ins and theft have become second nature to the residents around the campus. As it appears, most of the break-ins have been nonuniversity students and what a sigh of relief. I have seen a trend of it being middle-aged men trying to do these unlawful acts. The worst part is a person I know took their dog outside to do its business and a pair of middle-aged men tried to break into the person's apartment while the resident was outside for a few minutes. I don't want to start a frenzy, but please do not think “this won't happen to me.” Think about all the “cool” stuff college students might have in their

apartment that is valuable. [Last week] a woman had her place broken into and $2,550 worth of jewelry was stolen. So I am asking you, University students, to unite and help each other out. Most of us at least know what our neighbors look like by now; don't be afraid to watch out for each other. I am afraid to leave my wife at home now, but with your help we can make this community safer. —Nick Rhoades Graduate Assistant, College of Education School of Teaching and Learning

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What do you most admire in a professor? Do you like professors who mindlessly list off facts and demand that you regurgitate them on exams? Do you like professors that always play it “safe” and avoid frank discussions of our most hot-button cultural issues? If you answered “No” to the above questions, then it is imperative that you learn about Carlos Adams. Adams was an Ethnic Studies Instructor at the University from 2004 to 2007. While at the University, he taught a variety of classes in the department, including Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Chicanos in the U.S. and Chicana Feminist Theory. He was a popular, respected, exceptional, awardwinning and visionary instructor in our community. He changed many students through his teaching and helped to transform their consciousness. He has helped to lessen racism, sexism and homophobia on campus, all of which are pernicious problems that continue to plague our society. So what's the problem, you may ask? On April 30, 2007, the beginning of final exam week for spring semester, Adams was informed that he was not selected for one of five new instructorships in Ethnic Studies. Despite tremendous popularity with his students and stellar teaching evaluations, Adams was told that his services were no longer needed at the University. We believe strongly that Adams was not re-hired because of retalia-

tory action by the Ethnic Studies Department. Despite three years of committed service to the University community, Adams was unceremoniously given his pink slip and told to find employment elsewhere. That very same evening, the Justice for Adams at the University Ad Hoc Committee was born, and a petition was created for students, faculty, staff, community members and allies to sign in order to demonstrate their support for Adams. To date, almost 500 people have signed the petition, many of them writing moving tributes to the impact that Adams has had on their lives. Since this miscarriage of justice, our committee has galvanized the community. We have passed out flyers and buttons, appeared on radio and television, held frequent planning meetings, had several rallies on campus, and even interrupted the meeting of the Board of Trustees to make our righteous pleas heard. Why have we gone to so much trouble? Because we believe in Adams and the incredibly positive impact he has made on this campus. We believe without any reservation that the University desperately needs the teaching, scholarship and service of Adams. Racism and white supremacy are ongoing and pernicious problems at the University and in northwest Ohio. While some improvements have been made in improving the number of students of color here, the number of faculty of color is appallingly low. In addition, diversity is not just a numbers game. We need critical, progressive and activist faculty of color (as well as white

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Yes, America is arrogant. Isn’t it great? BRIAN KUTZLEY COLUMNIST

I doubt too many out there will debate the point that the United States of America — as a populace, a nation, and an institution — is incredibly arrogant. What they might debate is my second point: This arrogance is quite possibly our greatest attribute. While I can sympathize with those who proclaim that “dissent is the highest form of patriotism” (there are certainty things I would change) it is still vital that we not forget the significance and glory of the not-so-young experiment of the United States. The U.S. is a superpower. In many ways it is the last remaining superpower, the balance of power against all others, the global hegemony — however you phrase it, America is on top. Many argue that we are losing our status and driving away our allies. My response would be something along the lines of “so what?” Only the blindly patriotic or horribly naïve believe it is possible to retain global dominance for a thousand years. That does not make our nation any less great. I find it irrelevant

Why BGSU needs Carlos Adams THE JUSTICE FOR DR. CARLOS ADAMS AT BGSU AD HOC COMMITTEE | GUEST COLUMNIST

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“We believe ... that the University desperately needs the teaching, scholarship and service of Adams.” allies) who are willing to engage in the struggle to transform the institution and challenge the status quo. Adams is one such dedicated scholar and activist. In addition, Adams was one of a small number of faculty who regularly showed up at student events, student meetings and student protests. He was student focused and committed to empowering students. This scares the administration, who clearly do not want students involved as key stake-holders and as pivotal decision-makers in the affairs of the University. During a summer meeting with campaign members, a University administrator told those gathered that understanding the exact hierarchy of University administration was not important for undergrads to understand. This comment outraged committee members and signaled to us that students are routinely disempowered, not listened to and disenfranchised on campus. An undergraduate who did a radio show about Adams’ campaign was contacted by several University officials to cease and desist because they were so pronominally uncomfort-

that our gross domestic product is no longer equal to the entire outside world combined. I find it irrelevant that the production capacity of a unified Europe may well exceed our own. Simply put, that is not all that makes a great nation. What is it about the ancient world — Greece and Rome — that we consider great? Demographically, they were insignificant next to China, India and even Central America. They held a great deal of economic power, but still insignificant compared to the trade routes of the Arab world. Rome may have held a massive empire, but those conquests are almost an afterthought to the more interesting components of Roman existence. Greek culture was spread across the region, but only through being conquered by a man who happened to have a son we now know as Alexander the Great. So why our fascination with these cultures? I will give you a hint: the answer is not institutionalized racism. The answer is ideas — immortal, incorruptible, virtually incontrovertible ideas. These people created ideas and concepts that were studied by Europeans and Arabs alike. The works of Aristotle provided the basis for all scientific development for nearly 2,000 years, to say nothing of his forbearers,

TOMORROW IN FORUM Levi Joseph Wonder looks at Internet privacy and social networking. Jason Snead looks at the report from Gen. Petraeus.

Schedule subject to change.

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Not sure: 2% Don’t know what they are: 13%

The BG News poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole.

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We are a diverse community, divided

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Q: Should Congress follow the recommendations on how to proceed in Iraq by Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker?

but as a simple point of fact, our European ancestors were brutal, racist invaders. And this is to say nothing of slavery. Perhaps we have not sufficiently expunged the pain of this memory. Perhaps there is no way to do so. But we, as a modern society, should have outgrown the stigma of the sins of our fathers. Even if the responsibility falls to us, the guilt should not. Most importantly, every part of the world is carved in bloodshed, from Europe to China to the modern Middle East. Our massacres are just recent enough to still burn in our memories. To attempt to synthesize these points, I understand that America is not perfect. It is, however, one of the greatest countries to ever exist. It is a fitting tribute to our excellence that we build monuments for our greatest leaders — Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln — to the wars we have fought and to the ideas we cherish. And it is a fitting tribute to the legacy we carry that those monuments resemble neither mansions nor castles, but the temples of the ancients. For regardless of future economic or military strength, ours is truly the greatest nation on Earth.

from Pythagoras to Plato. Rome produced similar, if less iconic, social and scientific epiphanies. And now the torch has been passed to the United States of America. “We hold these truths to be self evident” is a phrase that we too often take for granted. Yet that phrase, and the accompanying philosophy, shattered everything the world knew about governance, and human nature itself. As a side note, to posit that the concepts of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution are merely adaptations of the English Magna Carta is no more to the point than saying Columbus did not discover that the world was round because medieval scientists had long since believed so. That does not change the fact that it took a man of the sheer stubborn determination of Christopher Columbus to sail in the wrong direction. And it took a collection of astonishing individuals never before or since rivaled, to create the United States of America. I feel compelled now to turn to a few less savory issues. It is true that America has not always been a beacon of acceptance and morality. Perhaps various conflicts with the Indians can be excused as provoked or reciprocated warfare,

In all understanding, I believe this University is a truly diverse school. On an average day, I encounter a wide range of people from different cultures and different races. From religions and ideals, even nationality. The University, to its credit, has different functions and programs that promote and entrench diversity. The Center for Multicultural and Academic Initiatives oversees a lot of diversity and multicultural programs at the University. Programs in ethnic studies, Canadian studies, Africana studies as well as German, Russian and East Asian Languages to the Office for Equity and Diversity are all geared towards the noble goals of fostering a vibrant, diverse and multicultural University. However, from observations I have made over time, the general day-to-day student life and experiences are an antithesis of these initiatives. This is evident flagrantly or subtly. Walk into the Union between 1 or 2 p.m. or at any other busy time and you will notice a set of specific group dynamics. You would be forgiven to think it is a code, albeit unwritten one. Students cleave along race lines; African Americans will be

together and caucasians will be together. International students, mostly those from Africa and India will also be by different areas. I hardly notice Chinese students at the Union, their sizable number in the University notwithstanding. Only last week as I walked into the Union with a friend, I decided to watch and see how it plays out. Like a moth to light, each student would unmistakably gravitate to “his/her own” group. This division is evident outside the Union. In the city's apartments, students live with “their own,” no, it is not wrong. Just the pattern, it is so brazen and makes me wonder. True, and happily so, there are situations where students from different cultures, races, even nationalities live together in an apartment. However, this is the exception rather than the rule. This past school year, I lived with a Chinese friend in a part of town I would, if you wish, call China town: The whole apartment block and the one right opposite it was almost 100 percent Chinese student occupied. Some of our friends, when visiting would look at either of us askance, wondering, possibly, why isn't each living with a fellow Chinese or a fellow African. I also was amused that the same remains in downtown clubs. When a friend told me that the divide is so conspicuous

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I feel it necessary to applaud The BG News for representing a demographic of people who are usually underrepresented in classroom discussion. These people often have valid points to make, but often, they do not feel that they are able to discuss these points openly in a classroom. I think it is wonderful that people who haven’t done their homework, such as Brian Kutzley and Jason Snead, can find their voice in this University's newspaper. In an ethics class I am currently taking, I learned that to make a valid point, the conclusion should follow the premises. Whether or not the premises are true is an unrelated issue. For example, Kutzley's point about ethnic studies [“A real debate, it is not,“ Sept. 11]: we shouldn't ever single people out based on their race, and when we study the histories of various ethnic groups, we do just that. We single out African Americans when we study Martin Luther King, Jr.

JUSTICE From Page 4 able with the issue even being discussed on the public airwaves. A recent graduate of the University wrote our e-mail list and penned a scathing letter to members of the campaign trying to discredit our actions and cast doubt upon our findings, including discouraging people from taking part in our rally that took place on June 22. As you can plainly see, this is an issue which involves the rights of students: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of information and the ability to affect policies which have direct impact upon our lives at the University. We will

are clearly ignorant of history, or allows pieces which make attacks against groups of people, it reflects poorly upon this institution.� and Rosa Parks, and we target Native Americans when we speak of the unjust treatment they received when they were evicted from their lands and put on reservations. That little adage about “not studying history forces us to repeat it“ is just nonsense. Jason Snead's column is another shining example of the unaware finally being heard. If the government has never explicitly abused or used its power to target political groups, then we have no real need to fear that it will begin to do so now [“They might be watching you, but that's not such a bad thing,� Sept. 12]. I feel that it is a shining example of logic. If it weren't for the congressional hearings lead by Joseph McCarthy, Watergate, or more recently, the March 9 finding by the Justice departnot be silenced and we will not be crushed by those who attempt to exercise their power with malice and intimidation. Adams has filed a formal grievance with the University to seek a fair and thorough investigation into his case. Our campaign works completely independently of Adams to call attention to his work as an excellent instructor, to foster discussions of race and racism within higher education, and to remind us all of our rights and our responsibility to bravely speak truth to power. The committee’s Web site is www.justiceforcarlos.org. Send responses to their column to thenews@bgnews.com.

ment that the FBI had been abusing its powers of surveillance, then we would have no reason to oppose giving such powers to the government. Satire aside, I strongly feel that The BG News should have higher standards for its publishing. The Forum section of the news should be a place for people to be heard, but when the newspaper publishes columns that are clearly ignorant of history, or allows pieces which make attacks against groups of people, it reflects poorly upon this institution. It is true, Mr. Kutzley, that there are professors who allow their own beliefs to enter into their lessons, and they should try to avoid that. However, women, gays and lesbians, people of color, and even some whites have been repressed in history, and we don't study that in class. As a result, almost, if not all Republican presidential candidates support dismissing valuable members of our military because of their sexual orientation, which FYI, the American Psychological Association says is not a choice. Mr. Snead, you make good points for your case, but you need to be aware of our government's history. And to the rest of the community, please do your research. Swanson is a junior majoring in computer science. Send responses to his column to thenews@bgnews.com. ONLINE: Find exlusive content on our Web site | www.bgnews.com

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Crocs are biting off toes in malls around the world Wearers of the popular shoes are suffering injuries on escalators, causing some public places to put up signs By Sarah Karush The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — At rail stations and shopping malls around the world, reports are popping up of people, particularly young children, getting their toes caught in escalators. The one common theme seems to be the clunky soft-soled clogs known by the name of the most popular brand, Crocs. One of the nation’s largest subway systems — the Washington Metro — has even posted ads warning riders about wearing such shoes on its moving stairways. The ads feature a photo of a crocodile, though they don’t mention Crocs by name. Four-year-old Rory McDermott got a Croc-clad foot caught in an escalator last month at a mall in northern Virginia. His mother managed to yank him free, but

the nail on his big toe was almost completely ripped off, causing heavy bleeding. At first, Rory’s mother had no idea what caused the boy’s foot to get caught. It was only later, when someone at the hospital remarked on Rory’s shoes, that she began to suspect the Crocs and did an Internet search. “I came home and typed in ‘Croc’ and ‘escalator,’ and all these stories came up,” said Jodi McDermott, of Vienna, Va. “If I had known, those would never have been worn.” According to reports appearing across the United States and as far away as Singapore and Japan, entrapments occur because of two of the biggest selling points of shoes like Crocs: their flexibility and grip. Some report the shoes get caught in the “teeth” at the bottom or top of the escalator, or in the crack between the steps and

the side of the escalator. The reports of serious injuries have all involved young children. Crocs are commonly worn by children as young as two. The company introduced shoes in its smallest size, 4/5, this past spring. Niwot, Colo.-based Crocs Inc. said it does not keep records of the reasons for customer-service calls. But the company said it is aware of “very few” problems relating to accidents involving the shoes, which are made of a soft, synthetic resin. “Thankfully, escalator accidents like the one in Virginia are rare,” the company said in a statement. In Japan, the government warned consumers last week that it has received 39 reports of sandals — mostly Crocs or similar products — getting stuck in escalators from late August through early September. Most of the reports appear to have involved

Congress delays in passing Bush’s war spending bill By Anne Flaherty The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Democrats are not expected to take up President Bush’s war spending request until November, giving them time to calculate their next move and see if Republican support for his policies deteriorates. The delay in passing the bill, which Bush says is needed by Oct. 1, is likely to intensify the standoff between the Democratic-controlled Congress and Bush, who says at least 130,000 troops are needed in Iraq through next summer. “Just because this administration wears blinders, we cannot afford the limitations of their shortsighted world view,” said Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., a Vietnam veteran and prominent war critic. Democrats are in a tough spot. Still lacking enough votes in the Senate to pass legislation ordering troops home by spring, they would have to soften their approach if they want to attract more Republicans.

But doing so would rile much of the party’s rank-and-file, elected on anti-war platforms and eager to cut off money for combat. “There’s a lot of anger out there,” Murtha told reporters yesterday at the National Press Club. “A lot of people are very unhappy with the Democrats because we haven’t been able to get anything done.” In February, Bush requested $147 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in budget year 2008, which begins Oct. 1. As early as this week, Bush is expected to ask for another $40 billion to $50 billion. Murtha, who chairs the House committee that oversees military spending, estimated Congress is likely to ignore the request until November. Congress could pass a stopgap funding measure that would include money for the war. In the meantime, Congress also is expected to approve the Pentagon’s nearly half trillion annual budget, which omits war spending. That money covers routine costs, including training, payrolls and weapons procurement.

small children, some as young as two years old. Kazuo Motoya of Japan’s National Institute of Technology and Evaluation said children may have more escalator accidents in part because they “bounce around when they stand on escalators, instead of watching where they place their feet.” In Singapore, a 2-year-old girl wearing rubber clogs — it’s unclear what brand — had her big toe completely ripped off in an escalator accident last year, according to local media reports. And at the Atlanta airport, a 3-year-old boy wearing Crocs suffered a deep gash across the top of his toes in June. That was one of seven shoe entrapments at the airport since May 1, and all but two of them involved Crocs, said Roy Springer, operations manager for the company that runs the airport terminal.

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Greenspan talks about the Iraq war decision The former Federal Reserve chairman makes a striking comment, concerning world oil supplies By Bob Woodward The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been “essential” to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Greenspan, who was the country’s top voice on monetary policy at the time Bush decided to go to war in Iraq, has refrained from extensive public comment on it until now, but he made the striking comment in a new memoir out yesterday that “the Iraq War is largely about oil.” In the interview, he clarified that sentence in his 531-page book, saying that while securing global oil supplies was “not the administration’s motive,” he had presented the White House with the case for why removing Hussein was important for the global economy.

“I was not saying that that’s the administration’s motive,” Greenspan said in an interview Saturday, “I’m just saying that if somebody asked me, ‘Are we fortunate in taking out Saddam?’ I would say it was essential.” He said that in his discussions with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, “I have never heard them basically say, ‘We’ve got to protect the oil supplies of the world,’ but that would have been my motive.” Greenspan said that he made his economic argument to White House officials and that one lower-level official, whom he declined to identify, told him, “Well, unfortunately, we can’t talk about oil.” Asked if he had made his point to Cheney specifically, Greenspan said yes, then added, “I talked to everybody about that.” Greenspan said he had backed Hussein’s ouster, either through war or covert action. “I wasn’t arguing for war per se,” he said. But “to take [Hussein] out, in my judgment, it was

“I have never heard them basically say, ‘We’ve got to protect the oil supplies of the world,’ but that would have been my motive” Alan Greenspan | Former Federal Reserve Chairman something important for the West to do and essential, but I never saw Plan B” — an alternative to war. Greenspan’s reference in “The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World” to what he calls the “politically inconvenient” fact that the war was “largely about oil” was first reported by The Washington Post on Saturday and has proved controversial. Defense Secretary Robert Gates took issue with Greenspan on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. “I wasn’t here for the decisionmaking process that initiated it, that started the war,” Gates said. But, he added, “I know the same allegation was made about the

Gulf War in 1991, and I just don’t believe it’s true.” Critics of the administration have often argued that while Bush cited Hussein’s pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and despotic rule as reasons for the invasion, he was also motivated by a desire to gain access to Iraq’s vast oil reserves. Publicly, little evidence has emerged to support that view, though a top-secret National Security Presidential Directive, titled “Iraq: Goals, Objectives and Strategy” and signed by Bush in August 2002 — seven months before the invasion — listed as one of many objectives “to minimize disruption in international oil markets.”

EPA takes on Ohio auto parts maker Federal district court to hear dispute over Dana Corp. pollution of six sites By Marie Beaudette The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. government says it will ask a federal district court to hear its dispute with Toledo, Ohio-based auto parts maker Dana Corp. over $300 million in costs for the cleanup of six polluted sites. The government on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Fish and Wildlife Service — said it will file a motion with the bankruptcy court to move the dispute to the district court because it “will necessarily entail substantial and material consideration of federal environmental laws which regulate organizations or activities affecting interstate commerce.” A district court can take over litigation of a proceeding from a bankruptcy court if it requires both consideration of the Bankruptcy Code and activities affecting interstate commerce. The government said resolution of the dispute requires a “fact-intensive inquiry under federal environmental laws requiring no dif-

“Resolution of the dispute requires a fact-intensive inquiry under federal environmental laws requiring no difficult issue of bankruptcy.” The Government on behalf of the EPA and Fish Wildlife Service ficult issue of bankruptcy.” The EPA and Fish and Wildlife Service have filed a total of $300 million in claims to clean up six sites associated with Dana over the course of more than 100 years. The bulk of the claims — $230 million — relate to a single site in South Plainfield, N.J., formerly operated by Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Inc. Dana, however, said it believes the government's claims are “substantially overstated and should be reduced, if not disallowed entirely.” The company, which has said it believes the government bears some responsibility to shoulder the cleanup costs in South Plainfield, is asking the bankruptcy court to determine how much it owes the government.

A hearing on Dana's request — supported by the committees representing Dana's unsecured creditors and noteholders — is scheduled for tomorrow in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. Dana said it can't exit bankruptcy until it whittles down general unsecured claims to $3.25 billion. The company said it's working “exceptionally hard” to meet that goal, but can't do so without a court ruling on the government's Superfund cleanup claims. Dana has said it wants the government to cover at least part of the cost to clean up the South Plainfield site, arguing the Defense Department oversaw the factory during World War II, when much of the contamination occurred.


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And, they’re off VOLLEYBALL Stephanie Swiger named MAC Player of the Week Swiger was named MVP of the Best Western Invitational. In the championship match against Valparaiso she led the Falcons totaling a career high, 22 kills in 41 attempts with only one error.

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SCHEDULE TODAY Golf: Earl Yestingsmeier Invite at Purdue; All day

OUR CALL Today in Sports History 1991 - NCAA places Tennessee on two years probation for football recruiting violations. 1949 - A major league-record four grand slams are hit. 1925 - Bill Tilden wins his sixth straight U.S. tennis championship. 1909 - Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409) as the A’s beat Tigers, 2-0 in Detroit. 1848 - Baseball rules that the first baseman can tag the base for out instead of runner.

The List After a crazy week in college football The BG News brings you the five most exciting guys in college football.

1. Steve Slaton: He’s already scored nine times this season and he’s in one of the most elusive offenses in the country.

2. Tim Tebow: Will he throw? Will he run? Five scores on the ground and eight in the air.

3. Mike Hart: He’s the Wolverines’ only hope with five scores and 500 yards after three weeks.

4. Sam Bradford: This guy is single-handedly resurrecting the Oklahoma program. He’s got 11 TD tosses and 800+ yards already.

5. Michael Crabtree: This year’s Mario Manningham? This Texas Tech receiver already has scored eight times and has more than 530 yards.

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READY, SET, GO: The BG men’s cross country team takes off from the starting line Saturday. The Falcons finished 11th in the twelve-team field.

Injuries cause men to finish in 11th on home course By Josh Whetherholt Reporter

The BG men’s cross country team had a rough weekend. They weren’t just competing against other teams, but also against injuries that would lead them to an 11th place team finish at the Mel Brodt Invitational. Senior Brad Wells spent about a week and a half leading up to the meet in the hospital with an undisclosed injury. Junior Aaron Smuda has a leg injury

and during the race sophomore Eddie Kipchoge had a recurring ankle injury that forced him to drop out of the race, keeping him from defending his win at the race last year. “All the guys ran good times and overall I’m happy with how they raced,” said coach Cami Wells. “They maybe ran a little tentatively, but it was their first 8K of the season. We have a lot

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TOP FINISHERS THE MEN Chris Moody: 27:07 Brad Wells: 27:10 Kevin Kaughin: 27:14 Curtis Farnsel: 27:34 John Bernard: 27:50 Overall Time: 2:16:56 Finished 11th overall

THE WOMEN Ashley Fischer: 18:14 Barbara Powers: 18:33 Carly Bates: 18:35 Kara Butler: 18:56 Megan Kelsey: 19:08 Overall Time: 1:33:28 Finished fourth overall

Women finish fourth, three runners place in top 20 By Josh Whetherholt Reporter

The BG women’s cross country team hosted a slew of good teams this weekend at the Mel Brodt Invitational and came out with a strong fourth place finish. The meet was won by Ohio University for the second year in a row by placing five runners in the top 25 for a score of 49. The Falcons, with 107 points, would place just behind third-place

Falcon football enjoys a week off By Colin Wilson Sports Editor

It is rather unusual for a football team to need a week off in just their third week of the season. But the BG football team welcomed their early bye week with open arms. “[It was] much-needed rest. You’d think that after only two weeks we’re still fresh and everything, but we’re all old bodies on the line,” said center Kory Lichtensteiger, referring to the Falcons offensive line which has three fifth-year seniors on it. After two solid games against Big Ten teams, the Falcons more than earned a week to rest up before their Saturday home opener. Head coach Gregg Brandon gave the players the weekend to themselves. Tyler Sheehan got to see his alma mater, Cincinnati LaSalle knock off Cincinnati Elder in a 28-19 upset. “They had a big win,” Sheehan said, smiling. Having an early bye week means the Falcons will play 10 straight weeks without a week off. The long break doesn’t concern Brandon. “It’d be nice having a bye week in that first week of November but that’s just the way it goes,”

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AS IT STANDS: The Falcons are heading into their first conference game this week with a record of 1-1. IN THE MAC: The East is just as wide open as it was at the beginning of the season. The only winless team in the East is Temple and Western Michigan, Northern Illinois and Toledo in the West.

Brandon said. The Falcons hope to be on a roll by then anyhow. “I think sometimes you get into a rhythm and a flow and get used to it, and a bye week can be disruptive,” Brandon said.

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FALCONS OF THE PAST IN THEIR HONOR: One of the new murals at Doyt L. Perry Stadium hangs near the East entrance to the Sebo Center. The mural honors many former Falcon athletes including the 1984 National Champion hockey team, NBA-star Antonio Daniels and the 2006-’07 women’s basketball team.

Sunday’s win big for Browns season By Joe Milicia The Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio — A week ago, the Cleveland Browns were engulfed in a quarterback controversy following another humiliating loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. What a difference a week makes. After an improbable 51-45 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the only controversy in Cleveland is how far the Browns’ stunning

turnaround can take them. “A win like that definitely helps the team psyche,” coach Romeo Crennel said Monday. The Browns scored the fourth most points in team history, more than in their last five games combined. They put up 554 yards of offense behind Derek Anderson, who lost the preseason competition to Charlie Frye. Anderson’s five-touchdown per-

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Club hockey starts season with two wins

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Eric Ransom tore his ACL during the Michigan State game on Sept. 8. The junior college-transfer will miss the rest of the season. Brandon hopes to have him back for spring football. In Ransom’s absence, Dan Macon has been moved back to tailback and has been getting equal practice reps with Chris Bullock and Willie Geter. Bullock, last year’s workhorse, did not see the field a lot against Michigan State but he’s content with waiting his turn.

Toledo with 94 points. Malone College placed second. “I thought they ran very well,” said coach Cami Wells. “We knew OU would have a very strong team and Malone is ranked fifth in the NAIA. “We didn’t win, not from a lack of effort, but they were just a little tired from a tough week of practice,” Wells said. The Falcons were again led by

formance ensured that at least a week will go by without anyone questioning the Browns’ swift trade of Frye to Seattle last week or whether rookie Brady Quinn should be the starter. The win marked career days for Anderson, Braylon Edwards, Kellen Winslow and the guys in the Dawg Pound who dumped beer

The BG club hockey team gives players who didn’t receive scholarships to play varsity hockey the opportunity to continue their dream of playing competitive hockey. “Anyone who has played hockey knows your love for the game doesn’t die,” said Brett Heringhaus, who is entering his third year on the team. “Having the opportunity to continue to play with a club team on campus is hard to imagine living without.” Heringhaus and fellow BG product Kevin Rawlik are two of fivekeyreturningplayersfromlast year’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Hockey Association league tournament championship team. Goalie Kyle Kittelberger, who got called up to the varsity team at the end of last season, Sam Spurlin and All-ACHA regional team defenseman Kyle Wilson also returned for the Falcons. After the success of last season, the Falcons expectations are high. “This season we have higher expectations,” Heringhaus said. “Contrary to years past, we are collectively putting forth a stronger effort to have a more reputable season. Our long-term goals are to repeat as league champions and qualify for nationals.” Coach Jason Pellek took over as head coach halfway through last season after serving as an assistant coach. Pellek, a BG alum, played on the club hockey team from 19941999. “It’s an honor to coach these guys because when I played, [the team] wasn’t real organized,” Pellek said. “One of the things I really regretted when I graduated was the fact that [the team] didn’t have more organization. We didn’t have a head coach. We had a player coach. I feel great that I could come back [to BG]

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BIG ARM: Derek Anderson throws during Sunday’s victory against the Bengals.

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CLUB From Page 7 and contribute to my alma mater and former team.” According to Pellek, 55-60 players tried out for 26 spots. “We were really pleased,” Pellek said. “We had a really strong turnout.” “We have a lot of guys who came from high-level, high school programs, AAA clubs and junior teams,” Spurlin, who has played on the team for two years, said. Spurlin, along with Bob Mills, is the president of the team. The season lasts from the first week of September until early March, depending on how well the team does, Spurlin said. The team practices twice a week, usually around 10 p.m.

Web site: www.bgclubhockey. com Key returners: Sam Spurlin, Kyle Kittelberger, Brett Heringhaus, Kevin Rawlik and Kevin Wilson A good start: Started off season with two victories over Toledo Next home game: Oct. 12 against South Jersey Raptors

According to Pellek, players pay around $400 each semester. The team also receives money from the University and the club sports office. All the money goes towards travel, various equipment and ice time at the BG Ice Arena. Pellek said ice time can cost up to $12,000. Teams joining BG in the

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The Falcons also play in a yearly tournament in Wooster, Ohio, known as “The Battle of Ohio.” Youngstown State, John Carroll and Kent State are usually present at this tournament. “We play a very competitive schedule,” Pellek said. “We are looking forward to a long and challenging season.” After starting out 2-0, BG heads to Central Michigan this weekend for a two-game series. The Falcons’ next home game will be Oct. 12 against the South Jersey Raptors. The game begins at 10 p.m. and will be held at the BG Ice Arena. “We feel we are on the tip of the iceberg with the positive direction this team is moving toward,” Heringhaus said.

GLIHA are Dayton, DePaul, Robert Morris, Illinois and Lindenwood. Along with league foes, BG also faces Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and several others. The GLIHA is part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, which has been the governing body for club hockey across the U.S. since 1991. The ACHA has three men’s divisions. The Falcons are Division II. Rankings are given and each team in the Top Ten of their respective region (BG is in the Midwest region) qualifies for the regional tournament. The winner of the regional qualifies for the national tournament, which will be played in Colorado this season.

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on Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson. The highlights — Jamal Lewis chugging down the field for 216 yards, Edwards diving for one of his two touchdown grabs and Anderson throwing dart after dart — have aired over and over again. Crennel, who gave game balls to the entire offense, hopes his players don’t watch them too many times. “What’s going to happen now is that a lot of these guys will be told they are the best thing since sliced bread — they can run for 200 yards in a game and throw for 500 yards, get five touchdown passes and put 51 points on the board,” Crennel said. “The thing we have to do is, we have to get these guys to understand that nothing has changed.” The message seems to have gotten through to the players, who parroted his words in the locker room. Browns tight end Kellen Winslow, who reached 100 yards receiving for the first time, quietly told reporters Monday that it was just one win. He nitpicked the offense like a coordinator reviewing game film. “There was still a lot of plays out

“You can’t pass on every play,” he said. Bullock is ready to pick up the slack now with Ransom out of the lineup. “I’ve always told myself ‘be ready at any time because injuries occur all of the time,’” Bullock said.

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SEE YA’: Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis (31) breaks away from the Cincinnati defense on a 66-yard touchdown run Sunday.

there to be made. We can improve on a couple things,” he said. “We could have got more yards for Jamal.” On the other side of the locker room, center Hank Fraley was repeating the “one win” mantra. “One win’s not going to get us to the Super Bowl,” Fraley said. “We’ve got to do this a lot more than one time. We’ve got to string a few together. Who knows, string ‘em all together.” The Browns haven’t won two straight games since Butch Davis was the coach. They’ll look to do it behind Anderson, who notched his first victory as a starter. He threw for 328 yards, tied a team record for TD passes and now bears the

As the Falcons near their game with Temple, their loss to the Owls last season may be brought up comparatively. Northwestern lost to Duke 20-14 Saturday, ending the Blue Devils’ 22-game losing streak.

weight of lofty expectations. Crennel knows those kind of numbers won’t come again soon. “The thing that we have to fight is to expect that there is going to be 51 points every week, because that doesn’t happen in the NFL,” Crennel said. “Fifty-one points happens very seldom in an NFL game.” The Browns also have to take a long look at their defense, which has surrendered 10 passing TDs in two games . For the defensive-minded Crennel, whose record against AFC North opponents improved to 2-12, that’s all the more reason not to look at Sunday’s game as anything more than a single victory.

PULLING STRINGS When Brandon was discussing his offensive line’s role this season, he mentioned that they wouldn’t mind a little more of a running game. “Lichtensteiger’s always giving me the shot ‘let’s run it, let’s run it,’” Brandon said, making a nudging motion with his elbow. “He just likes to knock guys around, it’s the nature of an offensive lineman.” The Falcons have run the ball 47 times for 147 yards this season.

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IT KEEPS YOU RUNNING: Curtis Farnsel runs in the Mel Brodt Invitational on Saturday. Farnsel finished in 27 minutes and 34 seconds.

MEN From Page 7 more work to do to get everybody healthy and ready.” But things weren’t all bad for the Falcons. They were able to keep their pack of surviving members together tightly for a 44 second split time, with freshman Chris Moody leading the way with a time of 27:06.63 and a 68th place finish. “They’ve been working very hard in practice, especially on closing the pack up,” Wells said. “I thought [Moody] did very well for his first 8K,” Wells said. “He ran a smart race by getting out well and finishing strong.” Moody was followed immediately by Brad Wells in a time of 27:10.20 and a 69th place finish. “I though Brad ran a good race,” Wells said. “He’s been out of commission for about a week and a half, but we have no doubt he’ll be back where we expect him to be soon.” The Falcons got a big help from their upperclassmen as three of the top five were seniors

WOMEN From Page 7 freshman Ashley Fischer who finished ninth in a personal best time of 18:14 after coming off a victory in her first collegiate meet two weeks ago and a Mid-American Conference Women’s Runner of the Week honor. “Ashley has just been doing a good job in practice and she has been racing very well,” Wells said. “She wasn’t afraid to go out and race with the OU girls and for her to go out and run a [personal record] while tired is great.” The Falcons kept a tight pack as they ranged from Fischer at 18:14 to Megan Kelsey at 19:08.91, something they have been working on all year. “They did a really good job of closing the gaps,” Wells said. “We are well ahead of where we were last year, so I’m very happy with that.” Carly Bates and Barbara Powers continue to push each other during races, switching off this week as Powers, 18:33.32, finished ahead of Bates, 18:35.69, by two seconds, both with top 20 finishes. Kara Butler also had a big race for the Falcons, finishing fourth on the team and 31st overall in a time of 18:56.62. The Falcons had some big performances from their freshman as they claimed three of

“From the first day they got here it was apparent they worked hard this summer.” Cami Wells | BG coach the top five spots during the race, but they are still hungry for more. “From the first day they got here it was apparent they worked hard this summer,” Wells said. “They were not satisfied with how they did Saturday. They wanted more out of themselves, which is good because I thought they did well already.” The team was again without top runner Jamie Roflow who is out with a hip injury. Roflow did start practicing again this week, but Wells is unsure whether or not she will be redshirted for the rest of the season as she has missed two meets and may not be ready for Louisville in two weeks. The team will take this weekend off for training and preparing for their meet at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky where they will face anywhere from 30 to 35 teams. “Part of the reason we are going is to run a fast course and to see some different competition,” Wells said. “We would really like to win at Louisville, but a top three finish would be our team goal.”

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Even if Iran were to get nuclear arms, John Abizaid says, Iran can be deterred

down. This fall there are 3,295 incoming freshman, down from 3,869 in the fall 2004. As enrollment decreases, parent income levels have increased William Knight, assistant vice president of planning and accountability, said he wonders if that means students in lower income families will no longer be able to afford an education at the University. These factors don’t help enrollment, said Swegan. To improve the situation, the new scholarship program aims to give more money to a wider range of students in an attempt to raise enrollment. Under the old program, students who had a GPA under 3.5, an ACT score under 23 or an SAT score under 1050 were not eligible for anything. The new program has lowered the minimum GPA to a 3.0, the ACT score to 20 and the SAT score to 920. In order to make more students eligible for the new scholarships, the amount of money some students used to receive had to be changed. Students who used to be eligible for a $9,044 scholarship will now only receive $5,000, while students who used to receive nothing will now be eligible for a scholarship worth $1,000 to $2,000, Swegan said. Some students who were already eligible for scholarships under the old program will get an additional $500 to $1000. Under the new program, 50 students who previously would have received a $5,000 scholarship will get a full ride to the University. As a result of the changes, 3,200 students who were ineligible for aid under the old plan will be eligible for $1,000 to $2,000. Sheri Stoll, vice president of finance and administration, said that to increase enrollment, the University had to be more strategic in its use of financial aid. Instead of having bigger and fewer scholarships it was more important that the financial aid being offered impacted as many students as possible, she said. University officials are hoping to see freshman enrollment rise to 4,750 as a result of the new program, she said. The University also implemented new transfer incentives to bring in more students, Swegan said. Out of the 681 transfer students at the University this fall, 275 are getting one of two scholarships he said. One scholarship is for students with an associate’s degree or in Phi Theta Kappa and is worth $2,500, while the other is for students transferring from Owens Community College, Terra Community College or Northwest State Community College and is worth $1,000. The transfer scholarships are non-renewable and will be split between fall and spring semesters, while the freshman scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 2.75 GPA throughout their college career. Students are automatically enrolled into either scholarship program if they meet the requirements when they apply to the University. The University plans to spend $5.5 million on freshman scholarships and another $1 million on the transfer incentives. The overall goal is that the money made from increased enrollment will cover the amount that the University is spending on scholarships, Swegan said. “We are really excited, we think this is going to have a good impact on us,” he said.

By Robert Burns The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Every effort should be made to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but failing that, the world could live with a nuclear-armed regime in Tehran, a recently retired commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday. John Abizaid, the retired Army general who headed Central Command for nearly four years, said he was confident that if Iran gained nuclear arms, the United States could deter it from using them. “Iran is not a suicide nation,” he said. “I mean, they may have some people in charge that don’t appear to be rational, but I doubt that the Iranians intend to attack us with a nuclear weapon.” The Iranians are aware, he said, that the United States has a far superior military

USG From Page 1 for a committee of students from the community. “It’s important that students hear this message from people their own age,” he said. “If a student is at a party, a faculty member will probably not be there to tell them when to stop drinking, but their friends will be.” However, not all of USG thought that Snead’s plan would be effective. “It’s very important how we deliver this message,” said John Waynik, an at-large senator. “Even a core committee like the one we are proposing will not stop people from drinking, but we can monitor the ways that people are drinking instead.” Jeremy Lehman, the speaker for USG, agreed with Waynik’s view on the issue. “I think it’s really important to educate students,” he said. “I don’t think we can stop people from drinking, but there are ways to limit the amount they consume.” Lehman proposed the idea of potentially setting a limit on how much alcohol one person can buy at any one time. “USG can work with the city, state and national liaison representative, Sean Martin, and see if limiting alcohol in a college town is possible,” he said. “We have a great relationship with the city and have done things in the past that better the community of Bowling Green.” Not only is USG concerned with alcohol prevention in the community, but they also plan to focus on students who live on campus. “People need to have accountability for their friends and make sure everything is OK when they are drinking,” Vice President Nick Gamero said. “If one person takes a minute out of their life to look after someone else,” he said, “they might just end up saving a life.”

John Abizaid | Retired Army General capability. “I believe that we have the power to deter Iran, should it become nuclear,” he said, referring to the theory that Iran would not risk a catastrophic retaliatory strike by using a nuclear weapon against the United States. “There are ways to live with a nuclear Iran,” Abizaid said in remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank. “Let’s face it, we lived with a nuclear Soviet Union, we’ve lived with a nuclear China, and we’re living with [other] nuclear powers as well.” He stressed that he was expressing his personal opinion

and that none of his remarks were based on his previous experience with U.S. contingency plans for potential military action against Iran. Abizaid stressed the dangers of allowing more and more nations to build a nuclear arsenal. And while he said it is likely that Iran will make a technological breakthrough to obtain a nuclear bomb, “it’s not inevitable.” Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for energy resources, not to build weapons. Abizaid suggested military action to pre-empt Iran’s nuclear ambitions might not be the wisest course.

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Survivors aid one another following plane crash By Sutin Wannabovorn The Associated Press

PHUKET, Thailand — Stunned by the plane crash, Robert Borland found himself helpless on the floor of the jet with his trousers aflame when a passenger in a yellow shirt helped him out onto the wing. He knows nothing else about the man who probably saved his life. Borland was among 41 survivors of Sunday’s crash at the airport on the Thai resort island of Phuket. Eighty-nine people were killed when the One-Two-Go jetliner skidded off the runway, breaking up and catching fire as it plowed through a low wall. “Everything was upside down, or at least it felt that way,” said Borland, recalling the screaming and fire. “My clothes caught fire, my trousers.” He managed to drag himself toward an exit and was pulled to safety by another passenger. “I couldn’t have gotten out myself and I’m pretty sure a Thai man in a yellow shirt helped me get out onto the wing,” he said. “I have no idea who he was, or where he came from. Then I fell off the wing.” Thirty minutes later, Borland, 48, of Perth, Australia, was in a Phuket hospital, his legs burned and his left arm broken

Venezuelan president threatens to overtake private schools DAVID LONGSTREATH | AP PHOTO

WRECKAGE: Debris from budget OneTwo-Go Airlines flight OG269.

at the elbow. “I’m glad to be alive. I just wish it could turn out all right for everybody,” he said. Passengers and officials said the pilot tried to abort his landing in heavy rain and wind. He tried to pull up for a second attempt, and the aircraft lurched up, then down, hitting the tarmac hard. Wind shear — a rapid change in wind speed that can affect takeoffs and landings — was a possible cause of the crash, said Kajit Habnanonda, president of Orient-Thai Airlines, which owns One-Two-Go. He said heavy rains could have contributed to the 24-year-old McDonnell Douglas MD-82 jetliner skidding off the runway.

By Sandra Sierra The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez threatened yesterday to take over any private schools refusing to submit to the oversight of his socialist government, a move some Venezuelans fear will impose leftist ideology in the classroom. All Venezuelan schools, both public and private, must submit to state inspectors enforcing the new educational system. Those that refuse will be closed and nationalized, Chavez said. A new curriculum will be phased in during this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate “the new citizen,” added Chavez’s brother and education minister Adan Chavez in their televised ceremony on the first day of classes. Just what the curriculum will

include and how it will be applied to all Venezuelan schools and universities remains unclear. But one college-level syllabus obtained by The Associated Press shows some premedical students already have a recommended reading list including Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital” and Fidel Castro’s speeches, alongside traditional subjects like biology and chemistry. The syllabus also includes quotations from Chavez and urges students to learn about slain revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Colombian rebel chief Manuel Marulanda, whose leftist guerrillas are considered a terrorist group by Colombia, the U.S. and European Union. Venezuelan officials defend the program at the Latin American Medical School — one in a handful of state-run colleges and universities that emphasize socialist ideology — as the new direction of Venezuelan higher education.

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Downtown Findlay rebounds after flood FINDLAY (AP) — Downtown restaurants, gift shops and offices that took the brunt of last month’s historic flooding are beginning to open back up. While a handful of storefronts are relocating or closing for good, the city’s downtown will bounce back, said Douglas Peters, who leads the area’s main economic development agency. Business owners began ripping out waterlogged walls and floors and making repairs as soon as the water receded last month. Now dozens of shops are now open. Others that took on extensive damage have set up temporary shops elsewhere. The downtown, Peters said, is well-positioned to recover because it has been a vibrant area and a focal point for the community. “We’re a whole different breed of people,” said Elaine Bruggeman, who owns a bookstore and a deli downtown. “We do it because our passion is here. It’s going to take more than a little water to drive us out.” Heavy rains dumped up to ten inches during a few hours three weeks ago, bringing the city’s worst flood since 1913. The Blanchard River, which flows along the edge of downtown, rose eight feet above flood level. Peters, who is president of Greater Findlay Inc., said business owners in the downtown area have not waited for others to help. “Most of the merchants up and down that street are of the entrepreneurial spirit,” he said. “It makes them by nature risk takers.” There were about 25 restaurants alone in the area that catered to office workers and employees from the county courthouse and related offices. Marathon Petroleum Co. has about 1,500 employees at its downtown building. “There are a lot of things in place that will help us maintain our downtown,” Peters said. “It’s always been a very vibrant place.” He and a group of city and business leaders will travel to Washington this week to talk with federal officials about solving the city’s flooding problems. Record store owner Greg Halamay said it would take too long and too much money to rebuild Finders Records Tapes & CDs, which has been downtown for 32 years. “Putting a store that size together again, the whole idea is just overwhelming to me,” he said. It would take four to six months to rebuild, Halamay said.

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AWESTRUCK: Yesterday morning, students on the playground of Greenville Intermediate School, in Ohio, look through a chain link fence at the burned-out home.

Apartment complex fire kills five people in Greenville By James Hannah The Associated Press

GREENVILLE, Ohio — A stuffed purple dragon and a stuffed pink teddy bear sat on the porch and yellow police tape was outside a charred, blackened duplex apartment Monday, a day after five people died from a fire there. Neighbors said at least three of the dead were children. A neighbor who rushed to the aid of a woman who was on fire outside the house Sunday said she beseeched him: “Save my babies.” Authorities hadn't released any identifications of those killed in the Sunday morning blaze that roared through the two-story, wood frame building. A task force of state and local investigators yesterday was trying to find the cause of the fire in this western Ohio city about 40 miles northwest of Dayton near the Indiana border. The family in the adjoining duplex apartment escaped unharmed. Next to an elementary school playground across the street from the home, flowers and more stuffed animals had been placed at the base of a small,

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MWENDAH From Page 4 in the clubs, I decided to go see for myself. True, you will find students hanging out in homogenous groups. Something else that struck me is that students who patronize the clubs are either American or international students, mainly from Africa. I did not meet any Asian students out there. When I asked a Chinese friend why he does not go out to the downtown clubs, he told me that he would feel lost in the “American” noise and camaraderie that goes on in the clubs. In any case, he continued, he would feel out

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of place as the clubs had nothing that would appeal to his cultural, national or musical senses. This characteristic is also evident in areas that I would not expect: student employment. Most student employees in the various dining facilities across the University are staffed by Americans and international students, mostly Africans. In other places like the bookstore or the information desk, I have only seen American students. One hardly notices Indian or Chinese students working at the Union or in the other general work areas across campus. Diversity is a good thing. The University does its part to facilitate diversity, multicultur-

alism and a sense of together; we can build a strong community, a strong world. It is our call as students to rise above our comfort zones and step outside ourselves to look at the world beyond. Honestly, I believe that this University, the city and the community at large would be a better place if we all get involved in fostering a true sense of diversity. It all starts with a conscientious and deliberate effort to learn about another culture, another language, another nation. This is what makes the world go round. Send responses to this column to thenews@bgnews.com.

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($300 incl.util.) Ret. teach. Share house w/ professor/grad. stdt. Lg. older BG home. 4 bdrms. 2 w.b.f.p., wood lot, out bldgs., Pymt. neg. Lv. msg. 419-241-1200, ext. 1214.

Next Year 08-09 School Year listing avail. also Jan. 08 units avail. See CartyRentals.com FREE WEB/call419-353-0325

Blocks From Campus

Studios & 1 Bedrooms:

For Rent

Apply In Person Mon-Fri 2-4 ·Top wages ·Flexible Hours ·Paid Vacations ·Health/Dental Insurance

401 W. Dussel Rd. Maumee, OH 43537 (Just a few minutes from BG! Take I-475 W. to Dussel -turn right)

Women’s Soccer · Football · Women’s Swimming

Go Falcons

Mens’ Golf · Men’s Soccer · Women’s Volleyball

2007-09-18  

The BG News, Bowling Green State University student newspaper.

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