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February 2, 2009 Volume 103, Issue 92

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New sheriff in town

Transportation liability issues

Organizations are discouraged from using personal vehicles to get to events, but some groups find it’s the only way | Page 3

FORUM

Learning from a comedian

Forum Editor Kyle Schmidlin suggests we can learn a lot from what the late Bill Hicks said in a comedy sketch that aired recently | Page 4

NATION

STATE

Dedicated to the homeless

Dr. Bob Donovan works to make a difference by providing medical treatment to homeless individuals | Page 9

Kentucky receives help

After many residents were negatively affected by recent ice storms, the National Guard stepped in to help out | Page 5

SPORTS

Match against NIU victorious The men’s basketball team had their third consecutive win this weekend against Northern Illinois University, 69-61 | Page 6

AT BGNEWS.COM: Check our Web site for video footage of President Cartwright’s address.

New president remains positive in address despite economic issues

Cancel classes before I get on the road!

Guest columnist Audra Kimball thinks the University needs to be more prompt when alerting students about snow days | Page 4

BEN LOHMAN | THE BG NEWS

IT’S OFFICIAL: Newly installed University President Carol Cartwright gives the State of the University Address in the ballroom Friday.

By Andy Ouriel and John Bisesi The BG News

Students bring world lessons to BG By Ella Fowler Reporter

A group of student activists is trying to inspire change in the Bowling Green community. FREEDOM is an organization utilizing experiences from various trips to an Arizona Navajo reservation, South Bronx and other “engagement experiences” to inspire community change here at home. “The idea [of FREEDOM] is you bring back whatever you learn from those places and use it here [in Bowling Green],” said Reise Sample, president of FREEDOM. FREEDOM is about helping the community by centering on different aspects of social awareness, Sample said. “FREEDOM is a community focused on social justice, cultural awareness and the art of human expression, which encompasses all ways of how people express themselves and how important that is in getting community work done,” she said. This definition of FREEDOM is what Sample puts on posters throughout the University, but FREEDOM does so much, it is hard to describe what the group is, she said. FREEDOM has been involved with a wide range of community activities including after school programs, community gardens, open mic nights, activism workshops and on-campus protests.

See FREEDOM | Page 2

As University President Carol Cartwright was installed Friday as the University’s 10th president, she was honored not only with the traditional presidential charter and medallion, but with something Board of Trustee Chair John Harbal II said she could put her good luck toward. At her State of the University Address, Cartwright was given a lottery ticket with numbers like

one, as in being the first woman president of any state university in Ohio and the University, and 10, as in the number of total presidents at the University. If she does hit, Harbal has an idea what she could do with the money. “I think the jackpot is around $30 million and that should help the students here,” Harbal said jokingly. Previously at Kent State

See PRESIDENT | Page 2

State waits for budget announcement By Freddy Hunt Editor-in-Chief

University administrators across the state of Ohio are holding their breath as Gov. Ted Strickland prepares to announce the first draft of the state’s new two-year budget today. In his State of the State address last Wednesday, Strickland said he will balance a $7.3 billion deficit by calling for state program reductions somewhere between 10 and 20 percent and also with the help of $3.4 billion in federal aid. Education has always been a priority of Strickland’s, and educators across the country let out a collective sigh of relief Wednesday after he reconfirmed that higher education is a priority and a part of the state’s recovery plan.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOHN SPINELLI

MENTOR AND FRIEND: Spinelli was on friendly terms with many of his students.

Professor dies at 69 By Kate Snyder Assistant Campus Editor

Joseph Spinelli taught geography at the University for 35 years. He died last Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at age 69. Spinelli had no children, but over the years he kept in contact with several former students, some he considered his goddaughters and godsons. During the weeks before he

See EDUCATION | Page 2

See SPINELLI | Page 8

PEOPLE ON THE STREET

TROTTING INTO ANDERSON What did you think of Bruce Springsteen’s half-time performance at the Super Bowl?

TRAVIS PARKER Sophomore, ENGT

“It was okay but not really my thing.” | Page 4

ENOCH WU | THE BG NEWS PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FREEDOM

RAZZLE DAZZLE: A Globetrotter dribbles a ball between his legs during a pre-game freestyle at Anderson Arena. Turn to page 10 for more photos from the game.

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BLOTTER THURSDAY, JAN. 29 2:31 P.M.

Erica Ealey, 35, of Detroit, Lashanda Anderson, 25, of Detroit, and Michael Davis II, 29, of Southfield, Mich., were arrested for tampering with records. 8:25 P.M.

Christopher Winkle, 24, of Bowling Green, was arrested for underage alcohol sale after selling a 12-pack of beer to an underage customer. 9:08 P.M.

Andrea Krejci, 19, of Toledo, was cited for underage alcohol sale after selling a 6-pack of Busch Light to an underage customer. 10:09 P.M.

Virginia Gee, 43, of Pemberville, was arrested for theft after switching UPC codes on three items at Wal-Mart to lower the cost.

FREEDOM 2:19 A.M.

Complainant reported the front window of Cucina Di Betto Restaurant had been shattered and glass was on the sidewalk in front of the building. 2:22 A.M.

Terrence Minter, 19, of Detroit, was cited for disorderly conduct after publicly urinating on the front porch of Uptown/ Downtown Bar. 2:36 A.M.

Stephen Pfeiffer, 21, of Toledo, was arrested for criminal mischief after picking up a large chunk of snow and then throwing it at a moving vehicle, striking it on the windshield. 3:02 A.M.

Jason Mould, 20, of Coshocton, Ohio, was arrested for underage drinking and criminal trespass after being observed trying to get into a vehicle parked in a driveway on Baldwin Avenue. 3:58 A.M.

FRIDAY, JAN. 30 1:37 A.M.

Austin Cartwright, 24, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence. 2:39 A.M.

Eric Clendenin, 20, of Bowling Green, was cited for theft after being found in possession of five sealed Playstation video games from Meijer. 2:55 A.M.

Eric Larsen, 23, of Bucyrus, Ohio, was arrested for criminal damaging, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after breaking a window and being found in the garage of the complainant’s residence. 2:19 P.M.

James Lopez, 54, of Waukegan, Ill., was arrested for theft after removing a TV converter box from the packaging and then attempting to return the item for cash at the Wal-Mart customer service desk. 11:59 P.M.

Complainant reported an unknown subject approached him and punched him in the face, leaving a cut above his left eye which required six stitches. 4:34 A.M.

Jace Crossland, 20, of Bowling Green, was cited for disorderly conduct and underage drinking. 3:24 P.M.

Eric Clendenin, 20, of Bowling Green, was arrested for robbery after stealing eight cans of Red Bull from Wal-Mart.

SUNDAY, FEB. 1 12:01 A.M.

Andrew Conroy, 20, of Lorain, Ohio, was arrested for underage drinking after he was observed stumbling in the roadway on Clough Street. 12:15 A.M.

Deandre Lee, 20, of Toledo, was arrested for underage possession and open container after he was observed drinking from a bottle of vodka in the backseat of his vehicle.

Reese Brossia, 20, of Curtice, Ohio, was cited for possession of marijuana after being observed rolling a marijuana cigarette while in his vehicle.

1:16 A.M.

SATURDAY, JAN. 31

4:16 A.M.

1:28 A.M.

Antoine Francis II, 18, of Toledo, was cited for underage drinking.

Asia Anderson, 18, of Bowling Green, was arrested for underage drinking and escorted out of Uptown/Downtown Bar by staff members. Alexander Balogh, 19, of Bowling Green, was cited for disorderly conduct after a complainant reported music could be heard from the hallway of her apartment complex. ONLINE: Go to bgnews.com for the complete blotter list.

From Page 1

The United Christian Foundation, located on 313 Thurstin Ave. across from the Union, is the home of FREEDOM. “[The] UCF is focused on community and students,” Sample said. “They are really trying to help students be a part of their community as opposed to [students] living on campus and not experiencing Bowling Green.” In fact, it was through the UCF that FREEDOM got its berth. Bill Thomson, the minister of UCF, has been traveling to the South Bronx and the Navajo reservation with students for years. “The UCF runs what are called engagement experiences,” Sample said. “They take students into different cultures and areas with various social justice issues like the Navajo reservation and the South Bronx.”

PRESIDENT From Page 1 University from 1991-2006, Cartwright understands the hard times facing the University including upcoming budget cuts, a likely decrease in the amount of staff and enrollment. She said she knows the problems, but with strategic planning and using resources to the fullest, Cartwright believes the University can fix any looming deficit. “The state of our University is strong at its core,” Cartwright said during her speech. “However, we are subject to the stresses of an unprecedented national economic crisis, just like everyone else.” Change might be necessary to keep up with the current economic crisis, but Cartwright’s speech mainly highlighted key aspects that make the University a standout higher education facility. Cartwright noted that the University has succeeded in

EDUCATION From Page 1 “We will strengthen Ohio by maintaining our commitment to affordable access to our colleges and universities,” Strickland said. Strickland announced Wednesday that Ohio community colleges and regional campuses will maintain the tuition freeze for another 2 years, and that main university campuses will maintain the tuition freeze in 2010 and keep any tuition increase less than 3.5 percent in 2011. Although the governor has proved again to be a true friend to higher education by prolong-

It was through these experiences that FREEDOM was eventually born. “FREEDOM grew out of a group of students who came back [from the South Bronx] and wanted to have a place where they could generate ideas and manpower for projects and the community,” Sample said. Lyndsey Dougherty, who graduated last August with a degree in social work, is still involved in the group and feels people who join FREEDOM want to change the world. “The people who usually get involved ... feel like they are alone, and they see all these problems but don’t know how to do anything about them or where to go to do anything,” she said. FREEDOM is the outlet for students to get involved in the surrounding community. “I think people who want to change the world come to FREEDOM,” Sample said. “This is a place to start learning how to

change your community.” For some students, being involved in FREEDOM has allowed them the opportunity to get involved in other social service avenues. Craig McAdams, a senior majoring in political science with a minor in peace and conflict studies, recently got hired by AmeriCorps, an organization that provides various services including mentoring youth, building affordable housing and cleaning parks and streams across the U.S. “I got hired almost a month ago,” McAdams said. “It was a great transition, and I am basically doing the same work [I do with FREEDOM], but now I am just doing it through AmeriCorps.” McAdams added he believes it was his work through FREEDOM that helped him get his AmeriCorp job. For Sample, she was ready to transfer to the University of Michigan but felt FREEDOM

really had something to offer her and the community. “Then FREEDOM really started going, and I understood there was something really important about being here right now,” Sample said. One aspect of FREEDOM, Sample, Dougherty and McAdams all mentioned was the use of the Navajo tradition of a talking circle. “Talking circles are really, really important,” Sample said. “That is how Navajo people make decisions and build their community and FREEDOM uses it in the same way. It is a way to regroup and come back to each other. We use it to generate ideas and figure out what our common problems are and what to address next.” FREEDOM meets every Monday at 9 p.m. at the UCF and welcomes anyone who would like to join. For more information, e-mail Reise Sample at rsample@bgnet.bgsu.edu.

enrolling students over the age of 25 as well as first-generation college students. She said the University has also succeeded in having a graduation rate 9 percent above average, being one of only 24 public and private universities to exceed its expected graduation rate. Cartwright also noted the success of the Building Dreams campaign, which managed to raise $146 million, far surpassing the original goal of $120 million. Along with meeting higher education goals defined by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, Cartwright said the University has excelled through faculty involvement in projects ranging from marketing schemes for Toledo’s new arena football and hockey teams, to helping rebuild Ohio’s economy through the solar industry in Northwest Ohio. The speech was focused mainly on University achievements and aspirations rather than soon-to-face challenges because Cartwright felt the installment

called for a more celebratory tone. “As I thought about my message, I decided that today was not the day to dwell excessively on practical realities — as significant as they are,” she said. “I assure you that we have important goals for this semester: balance the budget, focus on enrollment, complete the strategic plan and fill leadership positions. But in the end, today is an opportunity for a clarion call to be engaged in the future — to imagine Bowling Green after the economic recovery.” There were many important members of the University community in attendance to witness the installment, including University Board ofTrustees members and many well-known alumni, such as State Representative Randy Gardner. Gardner said the University is in good hands with Cartwright leading the school, especially while facing considerable budget problems among other challenges.

“I think it’s great that we are not bemoaning the fact that times are tough, but we are prepared to help lead the recovery,” he said. Bruce Johnson, president and CEO of the Inter-University Council of Ohio, had introduced Cartwright as a confident leader who is “not afraid of change.” “I felt inspired by what is a pretty clear vision,” Johnson said. “Bowling Green has a great story. There is a lot of competition, so the clarity of her message will really help to appeal to students.” But Cartwright is trying to do more than appeal to students; she is trying to reach students. “It’s more about what we want to decide and what we want to change,” Cartwright said. “The president has to empower people and inspire them and provide the support required.” By forming more of a partnership, Cartwright wants to stand side-by-side with students and their opinions. “It’s not what I decide,” she said, “it’s what we decide.”

ing the tuition freeze — the twoyear halt on tuition increase that made Ohio the only state in the nation with no tuition increase in any of its public institutions — state funding reductions are suspect in the current economic climate. University Chief Financial Officer Sherideen Stoll said she is preparing for a zero to 10 percent reduction. “We still don’t know,��� Stoll said after hearing the governor’s address. “Will it be a 10 percent cut? We know state agencies have been told to develop their budgets from a 10 percent cut to a 20 percent cut ... but it’s still very difficult to tell what the governor will do.” In her own State of the

University address Friday, University President Carol Cartwright seemed confident in the governor and his commitment to higher education in the midst of an “economic tsunami,” despite three budget cuts in 2008 to balance the state budget. “Gov. Strickland has made it clear that he will do everything in his power to continue to support funding for higher education,” Cartwright said Friday. “In his State of the State address on Wednesday, the governor again affirmed his belief that higher education will drive our economic recovery. He recognizes that graduating a highly educated workforce will help the state attract new business and industry. With that expression of confidence comes great responsibility. We must be certain that we are making the absolute best use of the resources that are provided to us.” How much money higher education will receive from the state will be determined in the next months after the announced budget is approved by the state’s House and Senate, but how much of that the University will receive will be based off a new system come mid-June.

The current system to determine how much state funding is allotted to each state university is based on enrollment. The new system proposed by Gov. Strickland is based off of graduation rates and success, Stoll said. “What the state is saying is ‘we will reward you for moving your students through graduation in a timely fashion’ ... And as taxpayers, that is what we want and certainly what our students want,” Stoll said. Regardless of how much state funding the University will receive, Cartwright made it clear in her State of the University address that she is prepared to move ahead. “Going forward, we need to embrace today’s budget challenges as an opportunity to change the way we operate, to increase our efficiency, enhance our programs and services and be nimble in our response to the rapidly changing playing field of higher education,” Cartwright said. “Not only do we need to be open to partnerships with other colleges and universities and businesses, we need to actively seek opportunities for collaboration.”

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UNION BALLROOM RINGS IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR GET A LIFE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibit #9: “You Call That Dancing”

By John Buckingham Reporter

The Family Campaign is starting its fundraiser this morning with the Family Campaign Kickoff. The purpose of the Family Campaign is to encourage University faculty, staff and retirees to donate to the University and help support it through the financial hits it has taken from the sagging economy. Dan Karns, director of the Family Campaign, said the goal is to raise $750,000 this year and to gain the participation of at least 50 percent of University faculty, staff, administrators and retirees, the sole contributors to the campaign. The Family Campaign has raised nearly $9 million since it was created in 1999. “This is an opportunity [for employees] to donate to the University in a way that is meaningful to them. They can give to areas they are passionate about,” Karns said. “Whether it’s to help support undergraduate students, leadership programs or the Wolfe Center for Performing Arts.” Although the Family Campaign has been around for 10 years, it has introduced a new component to bolster students in today’s harsh economic climate. Nonspecified donations go into a special fund for “Sustaining Tomorrow’s Scholars.” “This year’s theme is ‘Give to a scholar,’” Karns said. “We’ve created this fund to help provide scholarship support for students.” AlthoughtheFamilyCampaign is targeted toward University employees, some students know little or nothing about it. Bookstore employee and sophomore Angie Oler said she works for the University and didn’t know anything about the campaign, but thinks that if University employees want to give their money back to the University, she has no problem with it. “If they want to give that money back, they’re welcome to do so,” she said. Although some students employed by the University were not informed of the event, most agree the Family Campaign is good for the University. Freshman Vance Wickard thinks asking employees to give back to the University is a good idea. “I think [the Family Campaign] is a good thing,” Wickard said. “Education is important and it’s good that [University employees] are willing to make the sacrifice. There needs to be more money for students who can’t afford to come [to the University].” Sophomore Mike Schippers said the campaign doesn’t impact him, but that he approves of its goals. “[The Family Campaign] doesn’t really affect me at all,” he said. “I don’t really know much about it.” Karns said the money donated is deposited wherever a donor wishes, and it’s important because the University cannot justifiably raise fundsfromtheoutside withoutgiving its own the opportunity to give back. According to the Family Campaign home page, “The tradition continues, as the campus community demonstrates, that we, who know the University best, are dedicated to ensuring a future of continued excellence.”

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CHINESE NEW YEAR: Students and community members enjoy food and entertainment at the 2009 Chinese New Year celebration in the Union ballroom.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Noel-Levitz Student Success Improvement Team 201 Union - Sky Bank Room

Student organizations find difficulty with travel insurance By Jason Henry Reporter

As the University struggles with financial issues, some student organizations have had to set aside money to purchase or rent transportation to avoid legal issues associated with carpooling in a personal vehicle. Other organizations have had to take these risks due to their limited resources. Accord i ng to t he Underg raduate Student Travel Policy outlined in the Student Handbook, student organizations are “st rong ly d iscou raged” from using personal transportation to Universitysponsored events because of the lack of protection it offers. “The driver assumes liability in that situation by using their own personal vehicle,” said Denny Bubrig, assistant dean of students. While the University does offer liability waivers for students to sign when traveling to University-sponsored events, it does not protect a student using their personal vehicle, but instead protects the institution from any liability, said Kim Miller, director of risk management. “I don’t really know that there are specific things that students can do to avoid that liability,” she said. The best way student organizations can avoid putting their members at legal risk is by renting or purchasing a vehicle that would fall under the

Un i v er sit y ’s i n s u r a nc e, according to t he St udent Transportation Policy. The Chapman Learning Community at Kohl recently purchased a mid-sized van, which can carry 10 people at a time, specifically to combat these types of issues. “We bought a van so that the University insurance covers them first.” said Gail Brinker, the secretary for Chapman Learning Community. “It was a protection for our students.” The organization often does service learning programs where students do volunteer work at various locations, some within walking distance but others as far as Toledo, said Madeline Duntley, director of the Chapman Learning Community. “The University supported the service learning, but we didn’t have transportation available for those volunteer opportunities,” Brinker said. Since getting the van, Duntley said it isn’t enough. The organization still has to rent other vehicles, costing around $100 each time, because it has 130 members across 10 service learning programs and only the one van to transport them with. She said her organization was lucky to even get the van. She set up a deal with the College of Arts and Sciences last year before the budget cuts were announced to pay for half of the cost of the van, but the van still cost the group $9,000. “It would have been extremely difficult for us to get the van this year if the [College of] Arts and Sciences had not supported the purchase with half the funding,” she said. “We probably

“The University is going to have to realize these kinds of programs do need certain types of planning and resources. And I think we can be efficient with those [resources] ...” Madeline Duntley | Director of the Chapman Learning Community wouldn’t have got the van, essentially, if we had waited until later.” Ot her orga ni zat ions with limited funds, such as the International Relations organization, have not been as lucky. According to Marc Simon, the faculty advisor for the organization, it is too expensive to rent several vans. Each year, the International Relations organization attends the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago and transportation is always an issue. “What we end up doing ... is that we have students basically drive their own cars,” Simon said. “And we just hope for the best.” The organization hasn’t had any accidents yet but has

to continue to carpool because they can’t afford any of the alternatives, according to Simon. “The cost ends up being so much higher that it would stop us from doing our conference,” Simon said. “The University is going to have to realize these kinds of programs do need certain types of planning and resources,” Duntley said. “And I think we can be efficient with those [resources] so that they don’t need to disband these opportunities.” The Office of Campus Activities has worked with Enterprise to offer cheaper rentals to organizations, but there aren’t really any other alternatives at the moment for organizations who can’t afford rentals, Bubrig said.

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“The people who usually get involved ... feel like they are alone and they see all these problems but don’t know how to do anything about them or where to go to do anything.” — Lyndsey Dougherty, University alumna and FREEDOM member, on why students join FREEDOM [see story, pg. 1].

PEOPLE ON THE STREET

Monday, February 2, 2009

What did you think of Bruce Springsteen’s half-time performance? “I don’t know who he is.”

“I love him.”

“I didn’t see the whole thing, but it was good.”

“I didn’t get to see it.”

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WALKING IS STILL HONEST

KEITH PAKIZ | THE BG NEWS

University needs to be more timely when delaying classes On Wednesday, January 28, while most students got the word that classes had been delayed and crawled back into bed, I was driving on Route 199 and Route 6. I went 20 miles per hour and what usually is a 20-25 minute drive turned into an hour drive due to very hazardous conditions. Why was I driving to school if classes were delayed? The University opted not to notify students until 7:49 a.m. through text message and 7:52 a.m. through e-mail. As I was in my car and do not have a cell phone, I received the news over the radio at 7:54 a.m. My class began at 8:00 a.m. and so I left my house at 7:15 a.m. to brave the weather and get to school. My mom, who attends Owens Community College, received a phone call from her school at 6:30 a.m. saying her classes had been delayed until 1 p.m. She even called to ask if I would be going to class today, to which I answered yes because I had received no indication classes would be canceled. Needless to say, I was more than a little upset after almost an hour on the road in such treacherous weather conditions when the University decided to delay classes only 10 minutes before my class started. The University needs to realize they have more than a few nontraditional students and that we need to be considered in making decisions pertaining to classes and schedules. Even students who do live on campus

“The University needs to realize they have more than a few nontraditional students and that we need to be considered in making decisions pertaining to classes and schedules.” were impacted by the mistake the University made, as several students woke up and walked through the awful conditions to go to 8:00 a.m. classes only to realize their efforts were for nothing, then having to go back out in the snow storm to get home. I was not the only one who made the trek onto campus Wednesday morning. Several people told me I should have just stayed home but there is another issue lying with that. Several professors have issued such iron-clad attendance policies that a student such as myself, with two small children and a fiancée with a hellacious work schedule to accommodate, is forced to drive to school despite the level two snow emergency in the county from which I drive in order to save the one excused absence day I have, in case a family member falls ill or I am unable to find a sitter. Even in situations where a family member or I do become ill, there is still a possibility in some classes this may not be excused. I will never forget being seven months pregnant two semesters ago and walking in with a note from a hospital after having been admitted overnight, only to be

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told the professor would not accept the note because it would not be “fair” to bend the rules for one student but not the rest. The bottom line is the University has chosen to accept commuters and students who do not fit into the box of residential students between the ages of 18-24. They have admitted mothers and fathers of one or more children, students who travel 30 or more miles every day to campus, people who work full time and come to class in between, and even some students who are all of the above. The University must think of all students in the decisions they make or they will begin to see their enrollment numbers decrease as students opt to go to a college, such as Owens, where they will be remembered and where decisions directly involving them will be made in the best interest of every student, not just the majority. — Respond to Audra at thenews@bgnews.com

Few emotions are more difficult to express than genuine, deep regret. Last Friday, on “Late Night,” David Letterman made a respectable attempt for atonement. His crime occurred over 15 years ago, when a rising comic by the name of Bill Hicks made his 12 appearance on the show, only to have it censored and unaired. Struggling at the time with pancreatic cancer, the setback could have cost Hicks his big break. He tragically died a few months later at the age of 32. Mary Hicks, Bill’s mother, was on the show to accept L et ter ma n’s apology. It’s unclear how much damage Letterman’s censoring of Hicks’s routine actually caused, but on Friday night, the controversial sketch finally aired. And it left many wondering where the controversy ever was in the first place. As Letterman said after watching the sketch, it strongly suggests Bill Hicks was ahead of his time. Doing most of his well-known comedy in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Bill’s most frequent targets were corporate pop stars like the New Kids on the Block and Reagan and Bush, Sr.-era Republicans. None of this is really new, and it isn’t as though politicians and pop culture are original targets for a comedian’s barbs. But Bill took the comedy to an entirely different level, offering a message along with it. His routines had far less to do with scoring cheap laughs off the pop stars in question and far more to do with exposing the deeply rooted mediocrity at the core of society. For Hicks, television and radio were just there to soften the audience up

for the commercials in between segments. When the material was political, Hicks was as unforgiving and irreverent as Lenny Bruce and as sharp and intelligent as Mort Sahl. Perhaps the most representative joke dealt with Pentagon analysts during the first Gulf War: when pressing Pentagon officials for evidence as to how they knew Iraq possessed significant quantities of incredible weapons of mass destruction, the Pentagon replied: “We looked at the receipts.” Remarkably, even though it was recorded over 15 years ago, the routine aired on Letterman’s show Friday night hadn’t aged a day. Sure, the ref-

out ranting about elite power that controls the world under a totalitarian government which uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched. That’s why I drink Orange Drink.” Bill’s reintroduction to a mass audience on Letterman’s program last night is indicative of a reopening of society. Comedians today talk very little about serious subject matter, and when they do, it’s very often unsophisticated. But throughout history, some of the most pointed social observations have come from comedians, whether they are writers, like Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain or Joseph Heller; or stand-ups like Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Bill Hicks. The comedy of Bill Hicks was all about evolving ideas, moving humanity forward in the way we think about and perceive the world. Notions of inequality based on race, gender or sexuality were completely torn down in his comedy. Authority was constantly being called into question, from the Waco debacle to the War on Drugs. Hicks’s voice is one of the most important unheard voices of the last several decades. Letterman’s efforts to undo past mistakes were admirable, and hopefully, a whole new generation of young people will listen to Hicks and be motivated much as I was upon first hearing him. Change may have come to the White House, but it won’t come to the country until we bring it. Hicks is something of an intellectual figurehead in certain progressive philosophies, and his is one of the few messages which could help make the world a better place. Which is more than I can say for Dane Cook, anyway.

“[Bill Hick’s] routines had far less to do with scoring cheap laughs off the pop stars in question and far more to do with exposing the deeply rooted mediocrity at the core of society.” erences were a little antiquated — but it wouldn’t be difficult, when talking about banality and mediocrity in pop culture, to replace Billy Ray Cyrus with his daughter Miley, or to swap Michael Bolton out and talk about Fall Out Boy instead. If anything, the times we live in now may be catching up to Hicks and his philosophy. Some of what Hicks had been trying to expose for much of his career was brought straight to the surface, where Americans could no longer avoid it, during the Bush administration. Rampant commercialism, corruption and outright criminal activity at the highest levels of government — all of these were important elements in Hicks’s comedy. Above all else, though, Hicks was funny. One of my personal favorite lines of his dealt with being offered to be a spokesperson for a product called “Orange Drink” by a British soft drink company. Hicks’s response to the offer encapsulated his entire persona: “You know, when I’m

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After national salmonella outbreak, experts say health inspectors need more training By Kate Brumback and Greg Bluestein The Associated Press

BLAKELY, Ga. — A Georgia health inspector who toured the peanut butter plant now at the center of a national salmonella outbreak noted only two minor violations in October. Less than three months later, federal inspectors found roaches, mold, a leaking roof and other sanitation problems. Food safety experts say the lapse is a major concern and shows state inspectors are spread thin and might need more training on how to spot unsanitary conditions. “It’s surprising to me that that many major deficiencies were observed at one time, and none of these were picked up previously,� said Michael Doyle, head of the food safety center at the University of Georgia. In October, state inspector Donna Adams noted only two violations in her report on the Peanut Corp. of America plant: tote containers with butter residue and “black buildup� and “mildew and possibly some static dust on ceiling of butter storage room.� No samples of the finished product were taken for salmonella testing during the October inspection, despite a push by the state to check for the bacteria after a salmonella outbreak was traced to another Georgia peanut butter plant in 2007. The October report showing

only minor violations seems to conflict with conditions observed by at least one former employee, though others said they saw no problems. Jonathan Prather, who said he worked in the plant’s peanut butter room until he and most of the plant’s other employees were recently laid off, said he sometimes saw old and soggy peanuts being used and other unsanitary conditions. When he raised concerns about the plant’s cleanliness, Prather said he was ignored by managers. “The only thing they said is,‘We’ll handle this, we’ll handle the problem,’� he said. “But I don’t see that they did because if they had, none of this would have happened.� Another former employee, Jimmy Boozer, said he worked at the plant for six years and never noticed any unsanitary conditions. Co-worker Lewis Smith, who had been working at the plant for about two years, said the plant appeared generally clean. One problem Smith noticed was a roof that leaked for months and continued to leak even after plant managers said it had been repaired. A leaky roof would likely cause some concern for inspectors: After the 2007 salmonella outbreak was linked to a Georgia peanut butter plant operated by ConAgra Foods Inc., company officials said jars were contaminated when moisture from a roof leak and a

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SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: An Early County Sheriff’s car sits parked in front of the Peanut Corporation of America processing plant in Blakely, Ga. In the face of a national salmonella outbreak, Peanut Corporation of America is voluntarily recalling all peanuts and peanut products processed in its Blakely facility since Jan. 1, 2007.

malfunctioning sprinkler system mixed with dormant salmonella bacteria in the plant. Adams, who inspected the plant twice last year, did not come to the door to speak to a reporter who visited her home in southwestern Georgia. A man who identified himself as her husband referred all questions to the state. Georgia agricultural officials did not immediately return repeated phone calls Friday. Earlier in the week, Agricultural Commissioner Tommy Irvin defended his inspectors, saying they did the best they could with limited manpower and funding. Irvin said the department has

about 60 inspectors responsible for examining 15,000 sites — or 250 food sources per inspector — ranging from ice machines to sprawling factories. Some territories are left uncovered, forcing the state to shift employees from one area to another. Peanut Corp. did not respond to several requests asking for details of plant operations. The company issued a general statement late Friday that emphasized its top concern continues to be ensuring public safety. “For Peanut Corporation to engage in any discussion of the facts at this point is premature,� the statement said.

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Investigators scour crash site for clues to deaths of Chinese tourists By Felicia Fonseca and Amanda Lee Myers The Associated Press

DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. — Yesterday, federal investigators closely examined a stretch of rural Arizona highway near Hoover Dam looking for clues to the cause of a tour bus crash that killed seven Chinese tourists. The six investigative team members would be measuring and photographing the site, evaluating the condition of the highway, and looking for skid marks and other clues, National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said. “These markings can be very important in telling the story of what happened,� Knudson said. The bus crashed Friday on a straight stretch of U.S. 93, about 70 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The tourists had left Las Vegas early Friday on a trip to the Grand Canyon, and were returning when the bus veered right and

then left across the median, rolling at least once before resting across the southbound lanes of the highway. Along with the seven people killed, 10 others were injured. After inspecting the crash site, the investigators planned to head south to Kingman to evaluate the bus. That will include checking whether the wheels and brakes were in good working order and whether any mechanical malfunctions may have caused the accident, Knudson said. He said the investigators also plan to interview the 48-year-old bus driver, who was in fair condition at a Las Vegas hospital, and the surviving passengers. “The more people we talk with, the more information we’ll be able to get,� he said. The investigation will take 12 to 18 months to complete, with the bulk of the work being conducted at the NTSB’s headquarters in Washington, Knudson said. Representatives of the Arizona

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TOUR BUS CRASH: Officials investigate the scene of a tour bus crash. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a tour bus overturned on a highway near the Hoover Dam, killing at least six passengers and injuring at least 16.

Department of Public Safety said they likely will have some preliminary results this week. “Was it mechanical failure? Was it driver error?� DPS spokesman Lt. James Warriner said. “All that will come with looking at the vehicle and conducting interviews.� Warriner said of the weather at the time of the wreck that it was a “nice, clear day.�

$900 billion stimulus bill under fire, faces defeat By Douglass K. Daniel The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday the massive stimulus bill backed by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats could go down to defeat if it’s not stripped of unnecessary spending and focused more on housing issues and tax cuts. The Senate version of the bill, which topped out at nearly $900 billion, is headed to the floor for debate. The House bill totaled about $819 billion and earned no Republican votes, even though it easily passed the Democraticcontrolled House. At some point lawmakers will need to compro-

“... what I mean is that the basic approach of this bill is wrong.� Jon Kyl | Arizona Senator mise on the competing versions. McConnell and other Republicans suggested that the bill needed an overhaul because it doesn’t pump enough into the private sector through tax cuts and allows Democrats to go on a spending spree unlikely to jolt the economy. The Republican leader also complained that Democrats had not been as bipartisan in writing the bill as

Obama had said he wanted. “I think it may be time ... for the president to kind of get a hold of these Democrats in the Senate and the House, who have rather significant majorities, and shake them a little bit and say, ‘Look, let’s do this the right way,’� McConnell said. “I can’t believe that the president isn’t embarrassed about the products that have been produced so far.� Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said he was seeing an erosion of support for the bill and suggested that lawmakers should consider beginning anew. “When I say start from scratch, what I mean is that the basic approach of this bill, we believe, is wrong,� Kyl said.

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WINTER WEATHER: Spc. Michael Hagan with the Kentucky National Guard walks past storm damage as he goes door-to-door checking on residents. National Guard troops made their way into isolated Kentucky communities like Clinton Sunday to check on residents walloped by a winter storm that Gov. Steve Beshear called the biggest natural disaster ever to hit the state.

Troops aid storm-ravaged Kentucky By Roger Alford The Associated Press

CANEYVILLE, Ky. — Thousands of National Guard troops swinging chainsaws cut their way into remote communities yesterday to reach residents stranded by a deadly ice storm, freeing some to get out of their driveways for the first time in nearly a week. The soldiers went door-todoor handing out chili and beef stew rations to people cooped up in their powerless homes as authorities ratcheted up the relief effort for what Gov. Steve Beshear called the biggest natural disaster ever to hit the state. The sight of Humvees rolling up one street in rural Grayson County, about 90 miles southwest of Louisville, sent children bouncing off the walls inside the generator-powered house where Bryan Bowling and 18 other people have been hunkering down

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by a fireplace. “The kids were looking out the windows and yelling, ‘Yay! We’re saved!’� said Bowling, 30, who has a 7-year-old and a 4-yearold. “It’s just good to know that people care.� Kentucky was hit hardest by the ice storm that paralyzed wide areas from the Ozarks through Appalachia early last week. Officials blamed or suspected the storm in at least 42 deaths nationwide, most from hypothermia, traffic accidents or carbon monoxide poisoning from improperly installed generators or charcoal grills used indoors. At its height, the storm knocked out power to 1.3 million customers from the Southern Plains to the East Coast, more than 700,000 of them in Kentucky, a state record. By yesterday, the figure had dropped closer to

400,000 in Kentucky, with scattered outages in other states. The 4,600 soldiers Beshear ordered on duty, including his entire Army National Guard, swept through the state distributing food and water, removing fallen trees, providing security and checking houses in hard-toreach areas. They brought food to Henry Mudd, among others, who said he has had nine family members staying in his powerless apartment, usually home to just three. “It ain’t been easy,� said Mudd, a saw mill operator. “The biggest thing we need is electricity,� Mudd said yesterday, one day after he finally cut through the fallen trees and branches that blocked his road and made it to the store, only to discover there wasn’t a battery to be found. “But we’re managing with wood heat. We’re staying warm.�

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Track team has strong Saturday showing By Christopher Rambo Reporter

SUPER BOWL Falcon football pick ‘em results Freddie Barnes defeated two of his teammates and sports editor Andrew Harner in the Super Bowl pick ‘em. Barnes correctly guessed all six questions. Today, you can see full results of the pick ‘em. Page 8

ONLINE The BG News Sports Blog Be sure and log on to The BG News Sports Blog. We have now posted a photo slideshow from the weekend hockey series at Miami. Additionally, we have live blogs from Tuesday and Wednesday night’s basketball games as well as extended coverage of National Signing Day (Wednesday). www.bgnewssports.com

OUR CALL Today in Sports History 1970—Pete Maravich becomes the first college basketball player to score 3,000 points. 1967—The American Basketball Association (ABA) is formed. 1913—New York football Giants sign Jim Thorpe. 1876—Major League Baseball’s National League formed.

The List The Super Bowl provides great moments each and every year. This year’s game was no exception. Here are the top five moments from the game:

1. Early challenge: Ken Whisenhunt had some egg on his face for deferring after the Steelers marched downfield for a touchdown. But, Whisenhunt’s challenge overturned the call.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Otis Polk (left) and Tracy Pontius each had strong games in Northern Illinois.

Dekalb double up Falcons win third straight with 69-61 win over NIU By Jason Jones Assistant Sports Editor

playing.” The Falcons, now 11-9 (4-3 Mid-American Conference), The men’s basketball team came played a first half typical of them, away with another impressive where they matched the Huskies victory this weekend, beating point for point and went into the Northern Illinois 69-61. Their break trailing 35-34. In weeks past a first half such win streak now stands at three, as this likely would have doomed their longest of the season. After a sluggish start to a sea- the Falcons to a certain loss. This son that has seen the Falcons time, however, things turned out struggle during the second differently. BG came out of the locker halves of games, and on the road, where they started 0-7, the room and started the second team has really started to turn half strong and three minutes into the half they took the lead things around. “Our guys, they’re learning and never trailed again. They were tied though, with that you just have to stay on the grind,” head coach Louis See MEN | Page 7 Orr said. “You don’t have to play perfect, you just have to keep

Pontius’ 31 leads Falcons over Huskies in overtime By Jason Jones Assistant Sports Editor

The game was a back and forth affair throughout that saw 11 lead changes. The score was The women’s basketball team tied at both the half, and the extended their winning streak end of regulation, before the to 18 games Saturday with a Falcons pulled away in over76-70 overtime win against time. “Northern threw a ton of Northern Illinois. The win, which improves knockout punches, but we just the Falcons’ record to 18-2 (7-0 wouldn’t go away,” Miller said. The big individual story on the MAC) this season, proved to be the Falcons’ toughest victory to day was the emergence of point guard Tracy Pontius. Pontius, date. In their hardest Mid American who has been a consistent proConference matchup of the sea- ducer for the Falcons this season so far, BG met the MAC son, but never really being the West-leading Huskies in Dekalb, front woman, exploded, scoring a career high 31 points. Ill. “It was a fantastic game,” head See WOMEN | Page 7 coach Curt Miller said. “No one deserved to lose that game.”

Harrison’s 100-yard interception return for a touchdown as time expired in the first half gave Pittsburgh a 17-7 lead.

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3. Second challenge: Whisenhunt’s second successful challenge overturned a Kurt Warner incomplete pass and gave the coach a rare third challenge opportunity.

4. Larry Fitzgerald:

5. Santonio Holmes: Holmes pulled his best Larry Fitzgerald on an acrobatic catch in the end zone securing the Steelers win. Holmes was later named MVP of the game.

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Phelps acknowledges photo of him using pot

2. James Harrison:

Fitzgerald’s acrobatic catch on a fade route in the fourth quarter gave him six in the postseason which ties the NFL postseason record.

The BG track team recorded their best finish of the young season Saturday at the Tom Wright Classic, sporting seven first place finishes, along with a host of personal records en route to a satisfying overall Sabrina performance. Forstein Included Got her first among the array of Falcon vic- win of the tors were three season in athletes — Kara the pole Butler, Sabrina vault Forstein and Rachel Doughty — who recorded their first top finishes of the season. “I thought our team did a very nice job of con- Kara tinuing to build,” said coach Butker Cami Wells. “We Won her first were able to be event of the aggressive and season in take advantage the 5,000 of our opportumeter run nities.” The meet was a non-scoring affair; however, the fact the Falcons would have won had a score been kept did not seem to temper Well’s enthusiasm for her team’s showing. “We weren’t really too bothered by the meet being non-scoring,” Wells said. “It allowed some athletes unattached to the University to come out and compete and also allowed us to try out some different combinations. Overall, I think we got what we needed to out of this weekend.” Forstein, who had missed the previous two meets due to mono, got her season off to an auspicious start by taking first place in the pole vault with a personal best of 3.66 meters. “Sabrina is very tough mentally and physically,” Wells said. “She never allowed her illness to get her down. She kept working very hard.” Running this week without visual impairment, Heather Conger repeated her winning performance in the 800, establishing a new personal record of 2:19.54. Conger won last week’s 800 while running half blind due to eye problems. “Heather was able to adjust

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DISAPPOINTMENT: Kyle Page shares his frustration with a referee’s decision during this weekend’s game against Miami. The RedHawks gave the Falcons their own disappointment, sweeping them in the two-game series.

Falcons swept by Miami in weekend series By Ethan Magoc and Sean Shapiro Reporters

OXFORD, Ohio — BG’s hockey team continued its struggles here this weekend, as the Falcons have not beaten Miami on the road in more than eight years. After Miami won 6-1 Friday and 3-2 Saturday, BG has also yet to win a game at Steve Cady Arena. Poor mistakes by the Falcons

and constant pressure by Miami led to a 6-1 RedHawk win Friday night. Nick Eno, starting his first game since Jan. 10 against Ohio State, gaffed early in the first period by letting Miami’s Gary Steffes swipe the puck from behind the net and put it into an empty net. “There were a lot of strange goals, a lot of bouncy goals,” said BG coach Scott Paluch on Friday. “They’re hard to explain without

seeing them on film.” Dan Sexton evened the score at 11:35 of the first period, but it would be Miami’s Carter Camper, a sophomore who was 12th in the nation in scoring coming into the game, taking the lead back five minutes before intermission with a slap shot past Eno. The RedHawks increased their

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Olympic great Michael Phelps acknowledged “regrettable” behavior and “bad judgment” after a photo in a British newspaper yesterday showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe. In a statement to The Associated Press, the swimmer who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games did not dispute the authenticity of the exclusive picture published yesterday by the tabloid News of the World. “I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” Phelps said in the statement released by one of his agents. “I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.” News of the World said the picture was taken during a November house party while Phelps was visiting the University of South Carolina. During that trip, he attended one of the school’s football games and

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OOPS: Michael Phelps said he knows he made a mistake regarding a photo of him in which he is smoking from a marijuana pipe.

received a big ovation when he was introduced to the crowd. While the newspaper did not specifically allege that Phelps was smoking pot, it did say the pipe is generally used for that

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James leads Cavs in win over Pistons By Larry Lage The Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James was a cheerleader when the Cleveland Cavaliers took over against the Detroit Pistons. Then, the superstar finished them off. James scored 33 points and got some timely help from Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson in Cleveland’s 90-80 win over the Detroit Pistons yesterday. “It’s been different this season because we have guys who can control the offense and control the defense,” James said. “There’s not been a time this season when I felt pressure to not come off the floor. “I know these guys can take care of things.” With James resting, Williams and Gibson outscored Detroit by themselves in a 15-2 run to take a 73-68 lead early in the fourth quarter. James shouted, “C’mon Mo! C’mon Mo!” from the scorer’s table during the final possession of the winning surge, then celebrated with Williams after his jumper led to Detroit calling a timeout. The 24-year-old phenom sealed the victory on a driving layup, an assist, 3-pointer and free throw to put the Cavs ahead by nine with 2? minutes left. The Central Division-leading Cavs have won six of their last seven and are 12 games ahead of Detroit. They had lost four straight at The Palace in the regular season. “This is a good win in a building where we’ve always had

HOCKEY From Page 6 lead to 3-1 with 3:13 remaining in the second period when Jarod Palmer finished off a rebound from Camper’s shot on the power play. At the other end of the ice, Miami goalie Connor Knapp stopped 16 of 17 BG shots for his 10th win of the season. “I thought he was steady,” said Miami coach Rico Blasi. “He made some good saves when he had to. Our penalty kill did a very good job because [BG is] a very offensive-minded team.” Paluch agreed, noting that Knapp’s size of 6 feet 5 inches posed a big challenge for his players. “We didn’t generate the amount of chances we’d have liked to get more pressure on him, but he’s certainly a big goalie,” Paluch said. At 11:08 of the third period, Eno found himself out of position, and Carter in perfect position, to see Miami’s advantage go to 4-1. Palmer got his second point of the night by assisting on the shorthanded tally. “He’s a terrific hockey player,” Paluch said. “He’s so elusive and has tremendous vision.” Chris Wideman unleashed a slap shot at 16:34 of the third period, though it was tipped in by Brian Kaufman for a 5-1 lead. Andy Miele capped the scoring one minute and two seconds

“Regardless of where we’re seeded, we need to be playing at a high level and that’s the only thing I’m concerned about.” a lot of trouble,” Cavs coach Mike Brown said. “It seems like they’ve had our number here, so this feels good.” The Pistons haven’t felt good in a while, losing four straight home games for the first time in eight years. Allen Iverson scored 22 points for Detroit, which has lost nine of 12 and are 21-21 with him. “I’m surprised, but I’ve seen the flashes of how good we can be,” Iverson said. “And, I see the reasons that we lose games.” Detroit has wins against five of the NBA’s six division leaders, beating the Western Conference’s top teams on the road, but has lost to bad teams such as the Oklahoma City Thunder. “Our whole thing is, it better be figured out by the time we get to the playoffs,” Iverson said. “Regardless of where we’re seeded, we need to be playing at a high level and that’s the only thing I’m concerned about.” Rookie coach Michael Curry, though, has plenty to be worried about. “Success breeds confidence,” he said. Detroit dooms its chances later at 6-1, his 10th goal of the season. “Miami’s too good a team and took advantage,” Paluch said. “I think we need to shoot more pucks [Saturday]. I’d like to see a little bit more possession down low.” The Falcons failed to outshoot their opponents once again Saturday, leading to a 3-2 win for tenth-ranked Miami. “That’s a tough one, I thought our guys battled really, really hard for 60 minutes,” Paluch said after Saturday’s tilt. “To not get points out of that game is really disappointing.” During a scoreless first period, both teams were whistled for their share of penalties. Six players headed to the box leading to four power plays, but neither team could capitalize. The lack of goals could be attributed to the strong play of BG goalie Jimmy Spratt and his Miami counterpart Connor Knapp as they turned away a combined 11 shots while shorthanded. “Jimmy was tremendous, he was on a really hot streak there he kind of picked up tonight,” Paluch said of his goalie. “He made some terrific saves when called upon.” BG’s Branden Svendsen finally opened the scoring 9:21 into the second when he beat Knapp through traffic with a power play wrist shot. But Miami tied the game at one just over two minutes later

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Louis Orr | Coach I think that was the difference in the game,” Orr said. Polk’s play in the game, and especially down the stretch, should serve as a major confidence boost for a team that lost center Marc Larson earlier in the week. Polk needed to pick his game up in the absence of his fellow big man, and in his first two chances, he has shined. Nate Miller also came up big for the Falcons, bouncing back after a slow game against Ball State in which he went 2-8 from the field and scored only seven

points. Against NIU, Miller led all scorers with 15 points, and continued to establish his identity as the Falcons most consistent offensive weapon. “We’ve had some seniors step up,” Orr said. “I thought Nate Miller showed great leadership down the stretch.” The win against NIU comes one week after the Falcons played a great second half to upset Ohio last week in Athens. For a team that started the season 0-7 on the road, these two wins have them looking like a team ready to turn a corner.

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SURGING: Mo Williams (2) has been surging of late, scoring double digits in a career-high 20 straight games.

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in many games with lackluster stretches offensively and defensively, looking out of sync as they struggle to play with Iverson in the starting lineup and Richard Hamilton coming off the bench. The Pistons are coming off their first losing month since February 2004, the month in which they acquired Rasheed Wallace and went on to win the NBA title. But they’re “totally different” than that team, according to a player who would know because of the Iverson-for-Billups trade. “Billups brought a lot of leadership to the team and made sure everybody got the ball where they needed to get it,” Cleveland’s Ben Wallace said.

Perhaps what makes this total the most impressive however, is that 24 of those 31 points came in the second half and in overtime. Pontius went 5-7 from three point range, and 10-12 from the line, while the Huskies couldn’t provide an answer to her defensively. “It quickly turned into her show,” Miller said. Lauren Prochaska once

when Spratt couldn’t hold onto a shot by Tommy Wingels. The rebound went to RedHawk captain Brian Kaufman who put in the rebound. Two close calls by the RedHawks almost gave Miami a 3-1 lead in a span of two minutes. A power play slap shot that had beaten Spratt went off the post and the red light went off, but an official review determined the puck never crossed the goal line. A minute and nine seconds later, the puck did cross the goal line, but that time after a whistle had blown. Josh Boyd picked up the tiebreaking goal during a BG power play at 18:33 of the second, but in the third period, the RedHawks came out and shut out the Falcons while scoring two goals of their own. “When we came up in the third we had a different type of mentality in our game,” Blasi said. “We got two goals and once we got the lead, I don’t think our guys gave them much.” BG had a golden opportunity to tie the game late when Miami’s Will Weber received a 5minute major for checking Todd McIlrath from behind. The Falcons weren’t able to get a single shot during the man advantage, something coach Paluch attributed to a lack of energy. He said, “It was hard to keep the fresh legs out there. We needed to get a whistle earlier in that power play and we didn’t get it.”

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again turned in a solid effort. She once again finished a single rebound shy of a doubledouble, and raked in 13 points. With Pontius and Prochaska leading the way offensively, the Falcons also got big efforts from their other three starters, Lindsey Goldsberry, Niki McCoy and Tara Breske. Prochaska never sat down the entire game, and only three players were brought in off the bench, for a total of 19 combined minutes. The win solidifies the Falcons as the conference’s top

team for now. Northern Illinois could very well have been the conference’s number two team, and BG downed them on their home court. Next up for the Falcons will be Ball State, who they will host tomorrow night in Anderson Arena.

feat in Beijing — breaking Mark Spitz’s 36-year-old record for most gold medals in an Olympics — was chosen as the top story of purpose and anonymously 2008. “Michael is a role model, and he quoted a partygoer who said the Olympic champion was “out of is well aware of the responsibilicontrol from the moment he got ties and accountability that come with setting a positive example for there.” The U.S. Olympic Committee others, particularly young people,” said it was “disappointed in the the USOC said in a statement. “In behavior recently exhibited by this instance, regrettably, he failed Michael Phelps,” who was select- to fulfill those responsibilities.” The party occurred nearly three ed the group’s sportsman of the year. He also was honored as AP months after the Olympics while male athlete of the year, and his Phelps was taking a long break

from training, and this apparently would have no impact on the eight golds he won at Beijing. He has never tested positive for banned substances and even agreed to extra testing before the games. Marijuana is viewed differently from performance-enhancing drugs, according to David Howman, executive director of the World Anti-Doping Agency. An athlete is subject to WADA sanctions only for a positive test that occurs during competition periods.

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6:50 to play in the game, after NIU went on an 8-0 run. That was when the Falcons came alive. On their next trip down the floor, Joe Jakubowski scored on a runner to give the Falcons the advantage. After Darryl Clements and Otis Polk traded buckets, Polk finished the 11-0 run of with a three point play after being fouled on a dunk. Polk’s play was an appropriate “exclamation point” ending to the run and the game. The Huskies weren’t able to make a second comeback, and the Falcons picked up their second road win in as many weeks. “In the end we made some stops, hit some free throws and

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Steelers win sixth Super Bowl By Barry Wilner The Associated Press

quarter, only to see Kurt Warner and the Cardinals stage a remarkable rally to go in front 23-20 with TAMPA — Their Steel Curtain 2:37 remaining. shredded, Ben Roethlisberger and Warner hit All-Pro receiver the Pittsburgh offense ended a Larry Fitzgerald in stride for a Super Bowl of incredible swings 64-yard touchdown with 2:37 left. with a final-minute touchdown for Already owning a slew of posta historic victory. season receiving marks this year, Santonio Holmes made a bril- Fitzgerald sped down the middle liant 6-yard catch deep in the right of the field, watching himself outcorner of the end zone with 35 run the Steelers on the huge video seconds remaining yesterday, lift- screen. ing the Steelers to a record-setting Fitzgerald could only watch from sixth Super Bowl win, 27-23 over the sideline as Roethlisberger engithe Arizona Cardinals. neered a 78-yard drive to win it in It was one of the most thrill- what resembled Heinz Field South. ing finishes to the NFL title game, With waves of twirling Terrible certainly equaling last year’s upset Towels turning Raymond James by the New York Giants that ended Stadium into a black-and-gold with Plaxico Burress’ TD catch tableau — Steelers fans supporting — with 35 seconds left, too. their beloved team, the economy But this one was even wilder. be damned — Pittsburgh’s offense The Steelers (15-4), winning rescued the title. their second Super Bowl in four Holmes was selected the game’s seasons, led 20-7 in the fourth MVP.

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“I just kept working on my technique all week in practice, just trying to establish a rhythm,” Hartman said. “I think this week her contact solution so hopefully has given me the confidence to go her eye problems are behind her,” forward and try and improve for the rest of the season.” Wells said. Also taking first place honors for In another repeat performance, Whitney Hartman took first place the Falcons were TaKarra Dunning in the weight throw for the third (shot put), as well as the 4x400 straight week. After struggling with relay team of Ashley Spates, Jackie her distance the past couple of Necamp, Saisha Gailliard and meets, Hartman shattered the com- Conger. The Falcons will travel to Central petition with a throw of 18.54 meters. It was the first time she had eclipsed Michigan next Friday for a quadrangular meet beginning at 5 p.m. the 60-foot barrier all season.

SPINELLI From Page 1 passed, some of those former students came to say goodbye, including Tonya Baily. “I spent a lot of time just hanging out and watching movies,” Bailey said. “Just little things like that.” She remembered him for his energy in the classroom, and once she graduated she kept in contact, turning to him for advice or input. “He was, quite honestly, one of the strictest professors I’ve ever had,” Bailey said. “But I was grateful for it.”

Outside the classroom, she remembered him for his homecooked meals. Spinelli periodically invited students over for dinner and an evening of conversation. And the strictness in the classroom didn’t disappear in his spare time. “He was meticulous over how the table was set,” Bailey said. But with his intensity he brought his passion, and he taught anyone who wanted to learn how to make his famous pizzas. Spinelli and his brothers were first-generation Americans after their parents came over from Italy as children.

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THE FALCON FOOTBALL PICKS RESULTS Freddie Barnes was victorious in this special edition pick ‘em. Barnes correctly guessed all six questions beating his teammates as well as our sports editor, Andrew Harner. The BG News is hoping to bring other special edition pick ‘ems this year.

Ben Roethlisberger vs. Kurt Warner More passing yards

ANDREW HARNER

FREDDIE BARNES

TYLER SHEEHAN

CODY BASLER

Sports Editor

Wide Receiver

Quarterback

Linebacker

Big Ben isn’t known as a light ‘em up passing type. Kurt Warner throws balls downfield like a janitor throws away trash: often. Kurt Warner

Warner will pass for more yards, because they don’t have that hefty of a run game.

Warner.

Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner

my drift ... Larry Fitzgerald will have more Fitzgerald. Larry Fitzgerald “Catch” Fitzgerald is the best receiver in receiving yards, even though he vs. Anquan Boldin football. will get a lot of attention from

More receiving yards

Larry Fitzgerald

the secondary. Larry Fitzgerald

Roethlisberger is a young buck, whose ability to drive motorcycles is just as bad as his passing game. Warner will win. Kurt Warner Fitzgerald seems like a big time guy and will come out on top. Who is Boldin?

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

Reed.

Jeff Reed

I believe that Rackers will get more opportunities, while Reed will be sidelined for inexcusable behavior. Neil Rackers

or not they win the toss, Pittsburgh will score first simply Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Whether the Steelers force a turnover and because they have experience vs. Arizona will score first on either offense in Super Bowls with the second

The Cardinals will draw first blood; the Steeler’s don’t like to score points.

Rackers will be “racking” up I will have to say Reed will win Jeff Reed Neil the field goals. [Drum beats and the kicking battle. vs. Neil Rackers cymbal crash] Come on. No?

Most points kicking

First score

No one? Neil Rackers

or defense. Pittsburgh Steelers

Jeff Reed

most appearances at seven. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Arizona Cardinals

all big defensive names in this Pittsburgh will have the best Pittsburgh Of game, I will say there will not be a chance at a defensive TD. vs. Arizona defensive touchdown.

No.

There is going to be a defensive touchdown, there always is.

Defensive TD?

No

Yes

No

Yes

Coach Clawson, Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Arizona Cardinals. Pittsburgh Dear I’m picking against your guy Tim Steelers will be Super Bowl vs. Arizona Hightower. Please don’t hate me. champions.

Who will win? Overall record

Sincerely, Andrew Harner Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers

Arizona Cardinals

Seeing that neither team beat the Lions, I think neither has played a superior opponent yet, but the Cardinals are in the NFC. Arizona Cardinals

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Italian food was his specialty. “If you don’t know how to make a good pasta, you might as well turn in your Italian heritage,” said Spinelli’s younger brother John. But meals were from a wide range of cultures, and could include Italian, French, baked goods or sometimes Asian. “He could tell you where stuff was grown,” John said. “He brought a lot of real life information and facts to the students he invited over.” And along with dinner came conversation. Spinelli would share stories about the places he’s been, such as South Africa, Russia, Europe

6-0 and Latin America. He would talk about issues in philosophy, geography or literature. “A lot of professors were sort of boring, but this guy was colorful,” said Elmer Spreitzer, a retired sociology professor for the University. Every week, Spreitzer, Spinelli and Steven Chang, another geography professor, would go to lunch, sometimes accompanied by other faculty members. “He was very knowledgeable, very well read,” Chang said about his friend. Spinelli was one of the first to welcome Chang when Chang first started at the University. He

invited the new teacher to dinner. “Apple pie, a great apple pie,” Chang said. “I still remember that. And that’s how we met.” That was how most remembered him, with great food and great conversation. And a great sense of humor too, Chang said. “If you had a rousing conversation and a table with really good food, maybe some wine and classical music, that’s about as good as it can get,” John said. SpinellitaughtattheUniversity for 35 years. He served as the associate chair of the geography department during the late

‘70s and early ‘80s. Then he went back to the classroom full time. “Learning and knowledge were the utmost importance to him,” John said. “He didn’t put academics lightly.” Besides teaching assignments for his master’s degree, he never taught anywhere else. “He was never happier than when he was teaching,” Bailey said. Chang still gets e-mails asking about Spinelli. “A lot of students he mentored,” he said. “Towards the end, a number of them came from quite a distance.” Surviving him is his younger brother, John Spinelli.

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Wooden steamboat lost exemption, but is still being fought for CINCINNATI (AP) — An 82year-old steamboat that’s been designated as a National Historic Landmark is poised to make a final trip to its new position as a riverfront hotel. The Delta Queen, which once ran up and down the Mississippi River but docked in Cincinnati, will leave its winter home in New Orleans on Wednesday for Chattanooga, Tenn. In October, the mostly wooden boat — the last of its kind — lost its exemption to operate overnight river cruises for up to 176 passengers. Federal law prohibits such boats from carrying more than 50 overnight passengers. The boat was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, but the exemption to continue operations requires annual renewal. Critics have objected to the exemption, saying that the boat was a fire hazard and that its crew should be unionized. Vicki Webster, a freelance writer who moved from St. Louis to Cincinnati to help the boat’s preservation efforts, has fought since 1970 to keep the Delta Queen running.

“I can’t imagine the river without her,” said Webster. “When she’s gone, so much will be lost.” Individual preservation campaigns like Webster’s aren’t unusual, said Peter Brink, senior vice president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. “Historic places are often saved by the efforts of one person,” Brink said. Webster plans to continue lobbying lawmakers to renew its exemption through a grassroots campaign, “Save the Delta Queen Campaign.” “She can shoot down any argument against saving the boat in language that is clear and concise,” said former U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, an Ohio Republican who championed Webster’s cause. “She’s not in this for the money or an ulterior motive. She’s doing this for the love of the boat.” The riverboat’s Californiabased owners, Ambassadors International, have not said whether they would continue the cruises or return the boat to Ohio even if the exemption is granted.

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DELTA QUEEN ADVOCATE: People watch the Delta Queen as it it docks at the Public landing in downtown Cincinnati. Vicki Webster, a Cincinnati woman, has fought since 1970 to preserve the federal exemption that allows the 82-year-old boat to operate overnight river cruises. That exemption expired in October, and the boat now will be anchored as a riverfront hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Doctor works to provide medical care to the homeless By Mark Curnutte The Associated Press

CINCINNATI — The 98-pound homeless woman wore a fraying lavender bathrobe over her white T-shirt and pajama bottoms. Soft purple slippers with pink bows covered her feet. She struggled to prop herself up onto the examination table at the Center for Respite Care in Avondale. She complained of a bad head cold and painful leg cramps that she said were related to her failing kidneys. She was a dialysis patient, HIV-positive and deaf. Her doctor, Bob Donovan, wearing a blue dress shirt and tie with a stethoscope hanging from his neck, looked her in the face when he spoke; she could read lips. “What I want to make sure you’re doing is getting plenty of fluids,” Donovan said. She nodded yes. He felt her ankles and feet. He

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An increase in financial trouble expected due to vetoed levies CANTON (AP) — Ohio education officials are expecting a jump in the number of school districts statewide who can’t pay all their bills, partly because so many local school levies were voted down last November. Of Ohio’s 613 school districts, 17 are classified as in “fiscal caution,” which means the districts are running a small budget deficit. Over the next year, 80 new districts are expected to move into that category. School districts who have been placed in fiscal caution must outline to the state how it will prevent further financial difficulties. Districts that fail to win approval for deficit-closing levies and have budget gaps greater than 15 percent are eventually put in “fiscal emergency,” the most serious designation in which the state

takes control of the local budget process. Eight districts are now under that category. “You basically do what the state tells you to do, whether you think it is best for students or not,” said Al Hennon, the superintendent of Massillon City Schools when it was placed under fiscal emergency from 1999 to 2002. Across the state, 77 school issues seeking new operating money were on the Nov. 4 ballot. Of those, just 23 issues won approval. “There are three stages,” said Roger Hardin, the Ohio Department of Education’s assistant director of school finance. “The first is denial. Nobody wants to admit there is a financial problem. Once they understand, then there is blame. Finally, we come to the realization there is a problem, and we have to do something.”

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MAGIC: Globie, the Harlem Globetrotter’s mascot, performs a magic trick on a few audience members before the game.

ENOCH WU | THE BG NEWS

ABOVE: Special K autographs Globetrotter items after the game Friday evening. LEFT: Harlem Globetrotter, Ant Atkinson, hangs from the rim after a slam dunk during Friday night’s game in Anderson Arena. RIGHT: The Harlem Globetrotters played against the Washington Generals Friday night in Anderson Arena. The Harlem Globetrotters are “Ambassadors of Goodwill” and have played for audiences around the world since 1926. BELOW: Turbo Peason passes the ball between his legs as the Globetrotters make another drive past the Washington Generals.

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ENOCH WU | THE BG NEWS

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