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THE BG NEWS Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Volume 105, Issue 60

Ohio State closes library, three labs in bomb scare


Classes, activities cancelled as authorities investigate By Julie Carr Smyth The Associated Press

COLUMBUS (AP) — A bomb threat targeting Ohio State University was e-mailed to the FBI Tuesday morning, prompting the school to evacuate four academic buildings, including the main library. An initial search turned up nothing out of the ordinary, officials said. The threat was in a message received Tuesday at FBI headquarters in Washington, said Paul Bresson, an agency spokesman based there. Campus police said they were alerted at 8:19 a.m. Tuesday that the threats involved the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library and three laboratory buildings. “This is still in our assessment a threat, and there have been no suspicious package or devices found at this time,” University Police Chief Paul Denton said at a news conference. Authorities did not identify the

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source of the bomb threats at Ohio State, one of the nation’s largest universities, with more than 56,000 students at its main Columbus campus. The FBI’s Bresson declined to provide information about where the e-mail appeared to come from or whether the bureau believed the threat was real. University officials did not offer information on the nature of the threats and declined to speculate on why the four buildings were targeted. All were evacuated and closed as investigators went through them with bomb-sniffing dogs, and authorities also closed off three streets. “It’s a little worrisome. Maybe there won’t be a warning next time,” said Todd Elder, 21, a psychology major from Columbus. Staff members outside one of the labs had thought they were being


University Dining Services works to bring new franchises to McDonald, Commons By Max Filby Reporter

As the newest dining halls open, new food options will be coming in. University Dining Services hopes to bring Dunkin’ Donuts and possibly Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt to the new McDonald Dining Center and Commons Dining Center, respectively. The new restaurants would open

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when the dining halls open one year from now. Dining Services is also exploring the option of having Dunkin’ Donuts open 24 hours a day. “Dunkin’ Donuts recently expanded their menu,” said Mike Paulus, director of University Dining Services. “It really includes a nice mix of items.” Dining Services will open

the Dunkin’ Donuts location in the McDonald Dining Center in hopes that it will bring in some of the community. John Zachrich, Undergraduate Student Government chair of auxiliary affairs, has been collaborating with Dining Services to determine new food options.

Tarp, bags found in case of three missing in Ohio By Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Jeannie Nuss The Associated Press


SOARS: The Stroh Center features the world’s largest falcon statue, which was erected Tuesday afternoon. For a sneak peak of what’s going on inside the Stroh, see page 3.

Search presses on for two escaped federal prisoners Authorities believe Jones and Cross are still in the St. Louis metropolitan area By Jim Suhr The Associated Press

men got to St. Louis using a truck stolen from a gas station 7 miles from the jail and found abanST. LOUIS — Federal agents scour- doned Monday along eastbound ing for a second day for two jail Interstate 70 near the city, O’Connor escapees — one a suspect in a said. Bloodhounds led searchers possibly multimillion-dollar sum- from the truck to a home in nearby mer heist — expressed confidence Pine Lawn, but the fugitives were Tuesday the fugitives still were hid- nowhere to be found. “With the information we have, we ing out around St. Louis, some 60 miles from the lockup that couldn’t believe they’re still likely in the St. Louis metropolitan area. I can’t get hold them. John Wesley Jones, 36, and Corey into why we think that,” O’Connor Durand Cross, 31, are both from said Tuesday during the manhunt St. Louis. But Robert O’Connor, a that included help from the FBI and spokesman for the U.S. Marshals St. Louis police. Authorities have publicly warned Service, declined to detail why he believed they still were in the area, that the escapees could be armed a day after they bolted from the and dangerous given the men’s Lincoln County Jail after making backgrounds. At the time of their their way onto the lockup’s roof and jailbreak, both were being held on federal charges in separate weapdown a 30-foot wall. Investigators suspect the two ons-related cases. Cross also was

NATION Mother charged with murder A New York mother was sentenced to 57 years to life in prison for killing her disabled daughter after putting her through years of abuse | Page 2

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awaiting a trial scheduled next month on felony counts of illegally having an SKS assault-style rifle during suspected drug-trafficking and possessing heroin with plans to deal it. Jones and Cross also each had been ordered jailed without bond pending trial, at the behest of federal prosecutors who claimed in court papers that both men were serious flight risks and threats to the community if allowed out on bail. The FBI has named Jones as a suspect, though federal prosecutors haven’t charged him yet, in a well-orchestrated, daylight holdup in August of an ATM Solutions site in St. Louis. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis said this week it’s unclear why no one has been charged directly in the heist.

FORUM Hollywood lacks ideas

According to columnist Drew Schneider, Hollywood has run out of originality and keeps rehashing old cliches in their recent entertainment products | Page 4

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A sheriff in central Ohio said a tarp and trash bags were taken from the home of a 13-year-old girl who was found bound and gagged in the basement of a man’s home about 10 miles away. The girl had disappeared Wednesday along with her mother, brother and the mother’s friend. Authorities said she was found Sunday in the Mount Vernon home of Matthew J. Hoffman, who is being held on $1 million bond on a kidnapping charge. The other three remain missing. Knox County Sheriff David Barber said Tuesday that the items found in the girl’s home in Howard are significant to the investigation. He also said a WalMart receipt listing tarps and trash bags has been found, but would not say where or when. Barber said Hoffman is on suicide watch after giving certain “indications” to staff. Hoffman spent six years in a Colorado prison for setting a fire to cover up a burglary and had been released from parole only a month ago. The teenager’s mother and brother, along with a friend of her mother’s, remained missing Tuesday after authorities searched a lake and park near the suspect’s home. Authorities offered little hope that they would be found alive but planned to continue their search. Hoffman has been held at the Knox County jail since his Sunday arrest on a kidnapping charge. He appeared in Mount Vernon

SPORTS Falcon football returns to national TV

Following their last-second loss to Miami, which was broadcast on ESPN2 Nov. 10, the Falcons will be back on the network tonight as they take on their rival Toledo | Page 6

“I don’t think either one of the girls would have been really talking with him ...” Steve Thompson | Father

Municipal Court on Tuesday through a video link from the jail, where he was wearing a green sleeveless shirt that revealed muscular arms. He mostly stared straight ahead, and yawned at one point. He did not enter a plea. The judge set bond at $1 million and assigned a public defender to represent Hoffman. Authorities said more charges were expected. Police on Sunday rescued 13year-old Sarah Maynard from the basement of Hoffman’s home, then began a search of a nearby lake for Maynard’s mother, 32year-old Tina Herrmann; the woman’s 10-year-old son, Kody Maynard; and her 41-year-old friend, Stephanie Sprang. It wasn’t clear how well Hoffman, 30, knew the four, but county Sheriff David Barber suggested the defendant had been watching them. “They knew Hoffman or Hoffman made himself known to them; he acquainted himself with the family whether they knew he was acquainting himself with them or not,” Barber said Monday at a news conference at which he said it was possible “that these folks are dead.” Sprang’s father, Steve Thompson, said Tuesday morning that he’s staying optimistic.

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PEOPLE ON THE STREET What is your favorite thing to do when it’s raining outside? ANAN MUSTAFA Freshman, Criminal Justice

“Kiss girls in the rain.” | Page 4



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Woman becomes nation’s 1st transgender judge

Ariz. mom gets 30 days in jail after punching boy

19-year-old gets prison for NYC coffee shop blast

1 officer fired, 3 suspended in man’s shooting

Minn. teen charged with killing Iowa store clerks

Pittsburgh first Pa. city to ban gas drilling

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 49-year-old California patent lawyer has been elected as the nation’s first openly transgender trial judge. Alameda County elections officials say Victoria Kolakowski beat prosecutor John Creighton 51 to 48 percent — a margin of nearly 10,000 votes — in the Nov. 2 election to fill the vacancy in California’s Superior Court. Kolakowski had been leading since election night, but outstanding absentee and provisional ballots made the race too close to call until Monday. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund has said she is the first openly transgender trial court judge in the country.

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who reportedly told police she didn’t want her children any longer, and then punched her 11year-old son in front of authorities, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. A statement from Maricopa County Superior Court says 29-year-old Christina Jean Muniz (MYOO’-neez) of Surprise also was sentenced Tuesday to three years’ probation after pleading guilty to one count of child abuse. Officers in the Phoenix suburb came to Muniz’s apartment June 11 after receiving a distress call from her son. Police say Muniz told officers she was “sick of her children” and wanted to be free of them. As her boys were being removed by welfare workers, officers say the 11-year-old attempted to hug his mother and Muniz punched him in the stomach.

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who set off a homemade bomb outside a New York City Starbucks coffee shop has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. Authorities said the stunt was meant to emulate an anti-hero in the film and novel “Fight Club.” Kyle Shaw declined to speak at his sentencing Tuesday. The 19-yearold pleaded guilty in September to charges including attempted arson. He was 17 at the time of the blast. The May 2009 explosion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side shattered windows at the Starbucks. No one was injured. Authorities said Shaw was trying to imitate “Fight Club” character Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt in the 1999 movie. Durden orchestrates attacks on symbols of corporate America. Shaw’s lawyer said his client’s actions reflect a “troubled youth,” not an anarchist campaign.

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon police officer has been fired and three others suspended after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a standoff with a white officer. Portland police announced the disciplinary actions on Tuesday, nearly 10 months after police shot 25-year-old Aaron Campbell in the back as he ran away from them. Officer Ron Frashour, who fired the lethal shot, was terminated. He has said he thought Campbell was reaching for a weapon. Another officer and two sergeants were suspended for two weeks without pay for unsatisfactory performance. A Multnomah County grand jury found no criminal wrongdoing but said police training, command and communication were inadequate. — Jonathan J. Cooper (AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities on Tuesday charged a Minnesota teenager with murdering two convenience store clerks at separate stores in northern Iowa. Michael Richard Swanson, a 17year-old from St. Louis Park, Minn., was charged as an adult with two counts each of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in separate slayings at stores in Kossuth and Humboldt counties. Kossuth County Attorney Todd Holmes said during a news conference in Algona that Swanson walked into the Crossroads Gas Station on U.S. Highway 18 in Algona just after 9 p.m. Monday wearing a ski mask and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk, 47-year-old Vicky Bowman-Hall. She complied with the request, but Swanson shot her anyway and she died at a nearby hospital, Holmes said.

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh became the first city in gas-rich Pennsylvania to ban natural gas drilling after city council members, citing health and environmental concerns, unanimously approved the measure Tuesday. The council received a standing ovation after voting 9-0 to approve the ban within city limits. Pittsburgh sits atop part of the Marcellus Shale, a large rock formation in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Drilling companies have been flocking to those states to tap into the vast natural gas reserves underneath. The companies use what’s called fracking to break up the rock; opponents said the chemicals used in the process can contaminate water and air. — Jennifer C. Yates (AP)



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NY mom sentenced to prison for killing disabled daughter Victim faced physical abuse, half brother charged with raping her By Carolyn Thompson The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A New York woman was sentenced Tuesday to 57 years to life in prison for torturing and smothering her mentally disabled daughter, whom prosecutors said she put through “an almost unimaginable living hell” of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Eva Cummings, 51, appeared to cry as a prosecutor described her behavior in the family’s ramshackle North Collins home outside Buffalo as “depraved and horrific” and the victim as “an

object of torture and abuse.” Investigators said 23-yearold Laura Cummings, who had the mental capacity of a preteen, spent days and nights tied to a chair with a hood over her head and was repeatedly raped, beaten and scalded, her face pushed into feces. Her 31-year-old half brother, Luke Wright, is awaiting trial on charges including rape and incest. “It’s the worst case I’ve ever seen,” Assistant District Attorney Thomas Finnerty, a longtime homicide prosecutor, said after asking an Erie County Court judge to impose the harshest possible sentence on Eva Cummings.

Finnerty said Cummings blamed her daughter for the abuse, saying in interviews it was due to “her playing her games, acting out, being sneaky.” Eva Cummings pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder, assault, unlawful imprisonment as a hate crime and endangering the welfare of a disabled person. The judge imposed consecutive sentences of 25 years to life on the murder charge, 25 years for assault and 7 years for unlawful imprisonment. “She hated her daughter,” District Attorney Frank Sedita said after court.

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Progress at the Stroh Center enters another stage of development to reach its May completion goal PHOTOS BY LAUREN POFF | THE BG NEWS

TOP: Workers continue to make progress on the main arena in the Stroh Center. FAR LEFT: The world’s largest falcon statue was donated to the University by philanthropist Irwin Belk. The $100,000 statue is part of the University’s Falcon Spirit Plaza, which will be located at the entrance of the Stroh Center. NEAR LEFT: Mike Schuessler, the project manager of operations at the Stroh Center, explains how ceiling installations were installed prior to the flooring. Large machinery was used to install the speakers and lighting in the rafters.

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“There really isn’t a doughnut-style shop on this side of town. We kind of wanted to get more community members coming in to buy stuff.” — USG Chair of auxiliary affairs John Zachrich on possible Dunkin’ Donuts on campus [see story pg. 1].

PEOPLE ON THE STREET “Watch movies.”

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What is your favorite thing to do when it is raining outside?

“Watch romantic comedies.”

“Pack that Grizzly mint.”




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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ TV show contradicts desire for family privacy KATE NOFTSINGER COLUMNIST

Dear Sarah Palin, I told myself I wasn’t going to watch your show. I told myself it would only encourage you. I made a conscious effort to boycott your folksy shenanigans, and I hoped others would do the same. But then I read Sunday’s premiere of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” broke TLC’s rating records. And I gave in. Blame it on curiosity, or voyeurism, but I tuned in for a latenight rerun and gave you an hour of my life that I will never get back. I couldn’t help but make a few observations. First, while you refer to yourself and your family as normal, I believe the word you’re looking for is predictable. You’ve sold us an image,

and I applaud your dedication to upholding this northern fantasy. Your reality program is 60 minutes of Tea Party rhetoric in a propish outdoor setting. You’ve incorporated more extreme sports than the winter Olympics. In a delicate balance of neoconservative politics and national parks, it felt like an episode of campaigning woman versus wild. For instance, you took your family salmon fishing, and ironically encountered the iconic Mama Grizzly. That same episode, you admitted lacking virtuous patience. Understandable. I too hate delaying gratification. However, had you waited to showcase your beloved bear it may have been less transparent. Also, your children’s robotic responses to your leading questions do not constitute real dialogue. Haven’t they been exploited enough? Piper’s full of spunk, and Willow’s quite the tenacious teen. Although you portray them as stereotypes, I’m almost positive

they’re real girls with dynamic personalities who desperately want the “normal” life you keep insisting you live. It’s too late for Bristol, whose busy on “Dancing with the Stars.” But we’re promised she’ll make several appearances. Funny how you accuse the tabloids of invading your privacy when just months ago you handed US Weekly an engagement exclusive on a silver platter. And while we’re on the topic of antagonist baby daddies, I’m hoping Levi Johnston will stop by for an awkward demonstration of teen shared parenting; the disastrous result of abstinenceonly education. But honestly, the most convincing character thus far is your neighbor — the author writing a book about your comings and goings. You claim he will be “bored to death” and wonder who would want to watch your very normal family routine. Good point, but then why do you have a reality show? In the middle of your ordinary

Be thankful for human life, not sales Black Friday mob mentality needs to end for safety, sanity reasons By Karen Ingram Kansas State Collegian (Kansas State University) College News Network

I loathe Black Friday, but I must admit it is the most aptly named “holiday” shopping spree ever. There is no better way to see just how selfish, petty and heartless people can be than to stick them in a parking lot with 2,000 other people and tell them the TVs they want to save $50 on so badly only number 400. Black Friday has left a bad taste in the mouths of many, especially since 2008, the deadliest year for holiday shopping to date. You might recall that was the year a young Walmart employee was trampled to death by overeager shoppers in Long Island, N.Y., and two men shot and killed each other at a Toys-RUs in Southern California. It was later reported that the shooting had nothing to do with shopping, according to a Nov. 28, 2008, article by the Huffington Post, but the trampled Walmart employee was most definitely a result of Black Friday mob behavior. “When they were saying they had to leave, that an

employee got killed, people were yelling, ‘I’ve been in line since Friday morning!’” a witness said in a Nov. 28, 2008, New York Daily News article. “They kept shopping.” The next year, many stores implemented new safety standards to ensure the loss of life would be minimal, but there’s no reasoning with a mob of shoppers when they’re still high on the tryptophan mindset from the day before: I’ll-give-thanks-by-overeating-while-the-family-downthe-street-goes-to-the-soupkitchen bingefest. Black Friday 2009 was celebrated in style at a Walmart in California with fights and a visit from the cops. To try preventing a mob and possible casualties like the 2008 incident, this Walmart chose to stay open all night, rather than open the doors suddenly and encourage stampeding. But within minutes, they had to chase customers out of the store when they began breaking into merchandise not due for sale until 5 a.m., according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. Even after the cops and managers forced everyone out into the parking lot so the merchandise could

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be reshelved, angry would-be shoppers banged on the glass doors and attempted to sneak back in through other parts of the store. The only patient Black Friday shopper is a dead one. Who cares about human life when there’s a cheap Blu-ray player on the other side of the corpse? Who cares about the holiday spirit, or about using this time of year as an excuse to treat others extra nicely, when you can elbow somebody in the nose to get that last Xbox 360 on sale? Common courtesy is a sign of weakness best left to bell ringers on the sidewalk outside. Black Friday is despicable. It brings out the worst in people and encourages mob behavior. Any of these people, if you asked them, I’m sure would swear up and down they’d normally never do stuff like this. They’d say they would never intentionally hurt or kill somebody because of a toaster. But people are not reasonable or rational creatures when in large numbers. They are a mob, plain and simple. So, instead of starting an office pool to guess the number of casualties for Black Friday 2010, I just want to voice the wish I’ve had for years, now: Please end Black Friday. I don’t need a plasma TV badly enough to lose teeth over, and neither do you.

day, you put on a power suit for a television appearance with Bill O’Reilly from your home. As soon as the broadcast ends, you’re hopping in an RV and taking off for Denali for a little glacier climbing. It’s as if every minute filmed inside must be compensated by two minutes of footage outside in the elements. I see what you’re doing, and so does everyone else. I watched you suit up for your next stunt. Then I watched you berate your elderly father because he won’t be able to scratch “climbing McKinley” off his bucket list. And I wondered, if it’s truly an Alaskan badge of honor, why did you wait until now to do it? As I witnessed you dramatically straddle that crevasse, I couldn’t help but think falling in would have been a wicked dose of instant karma. Your poor dad. I can’t tell what he regrets more, missing his opportunity to climb or agreeing to participate in this sham of a reality show. And your poor kids; they’ve made the ultimate sac-

rifice in an attempt to help you attain your personal goals. It’s not fair. So please, stop putting your family through these wilderness adventures to uphold the false persona created by your campaign and perpetuated by the media. You promised viewers four wheelers, kayaks, chain saws, rifles and dog sleds in the future. I’m hoping for an early cancellation. Otherwise, TLC owes your 2012 opponent a reality show under the equal time rule, because this is nothing more than an extensive political commercial, heavy on the hockey mom. Finally, no matter how many times you claim to live an average, relatable life, please understand — it’s just not. The more you say, the more it’s not. In fact, “every time Sarah Palin says ‘normal’” would make a hell of a drinking game. And from now on, that’s how I’ll be watching. You betcha. Respond to Kate at

Products, TV shows, movies come off as using false advertising Unoriginal ideas cause disappointment, loss of faith in entertainment Middle” and a bunch of others. But there are also a lot of shows that are not good at all. The commercials for One thing that really annoys me on TV is infomercials. them make them seem like I think they are so stupid, they are the best shows ever, even worse than regular but once you actually watch commercials. They are a full episode they don’t live especially irritating because up to your expectations. Another problem with a lot of the items that are some new shows is that they advertised are pointless. There are a few things that are actually not new at all. deserve to be advertised, such They are old shows that are as Oxi Clean or pretty much being remade. Shows such anything Billy Mays has ever as “90210” and “Hawaii Fivedone. But most of the things 0” were new a long time ago, I see are really ridiculous and but they ended and were off although whoever invented the air for several years. Now them might make a lot of these shows are back on the money, the people who buy air with pretty much the them will probably use them same plot, but some different once or twice and then realize characters. Now I have never really that it was a waste of money. I’m not the most creative watched any of these shows, person, and I would have a but I just think that it is pretvery hard time trying to think ty pathetic that people can’t of a new idea for an invention. come up with their own ideas, However, I can tell whether so they have to take old ideas something that someone else and just tweak them a little bit. came up with is a good idea or Is it really that hard to come up not. Besides household prod- with a new idea for a TV show? ucts that are advertised on I mean I probably couldn’t do TV, there are a lot of ideas for it, but it’s not my job. These movies and television shows people are getting paid to that are either not original or come up with new ideas. The same thing is happenjust plain bad. There are several new ing with movies lately. Don’t shows on TV that I think are get me wrong, there are some very good and original, such amazing movies that have as “Modern Family,” “The come out over the past few By Drew Schneider Columnist

years. However, some movies are very unoriginal. For example, there is a new movie out called “Skyline.” When I saw the preview for this film, it made me think of “War of the Worlds.” In fact, everything that happened in the preview was almost identical to “War of the Worlds.” It was also pretty annoying when the whole vampire trend was going on. There were so many movies and shows about vampires and werewolves and it was really just enough. After “Twilight” came out, it was like people got brainwashed and could think of nothing but pale guys and girls with sharp teeth who drink blood. Even though this science fiction fad is slowing down, I still wish there would be more new ideas. No matter how good an old show was, there is no need to bring it back. There can be too much of a good thing. That’s why shows go off the air in the first place, unless they just suck. I know I can’t think of any amazing ideas myself, but the ones who are supposed to think of them need to do a better job. Respond to Drew at

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SPORTS BG hockey signs four players to national letters of intent By Ryan Satkowiak Assistant Sports Editor

Tuesday afternoon the sports information department announced the signing of four hockey players for the 2011-12 season. Wyatt Galley, Ryan Carpenter, Connor Kucera and Mike Sullivan each have sent their letter of intent to the program. The group consists of two defensemen, one forward and one goalie. This season’s senior class consists of two forwards, one defenseman and one goalie. Even though the number of players entering matches the number of players leaving, coach Chris Bergeron said they will continue to try and build on this class, and he will look to add the type of players that just signed. “More than anything, I was looking for winners,” Bergeron said. “With a change in culture, focusing on excellence on a daily basis, you need to get a certain kind of person, and these kids

expect a lot of themselves.” I don’t think that next year’s recruiting class is done, I feel that there is still a lot more to do, but I’m really happy with this start and the four guys we added.” Galley is goaltender from Ottawa, Ontario currently playing with the Langley Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League. He is also the son of former BG defenseman Garry Galley. Last season with the Chiefs, he recorded a goals-against average of 3.54 and a save percent of .904. “I look at scholarship goaltenders — and that’s what Wyatt is replacing [in Nick Eno] — and I see that he has big shoes to fill,” Bergeron said. “It’s something that is going to work itself out, the expectation is that Galley coming in as the scholarship goaltender is going to be ready to fill that role [as number two goalie].”

See RECRUITS | Page 7

Meet the new guys: The first four recruits BG signed for the 2011-12 season. Wyatt Galley Goalie from Ottawa, Ontario posted a 3.54 GAA and a .904 save percent last season.

Mike Sullivan Defenseman from Toronto has 15 points in 23 games this season in the OJHL.

Ryan Carpenter Forward from Oviedo, Fla. has nine points in 13 games this season in the USHL.

Connor Kucera Defenseman from Twin Lakes, Ind. has 20 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating in nine games.

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DIVE: Tight end Alex Bayer dives for the end zone in last Wednesday’s game against Miami.

Falcons play on ESPN2 for second straight week tonight against Toledo By Paul Barney Sports Editor

For the first time since the 1999 season, BG and Toledo will not renew its rivalry in the regular-season finale. Historically known to be the game the day after Thanksgiving, the two will play tonight at 8 p.m. at the Glass Bowl in Toledo. The game will be the 75th meeting between the two schools, with BG holding a 39-31-4 advantage — winning the last three. The Falcons won the last game played at the Glass Bowl in 2008, but have not won back-to-back games at Toledo since the 1992 and 1994 seasons. Both teams are heading in opposite directions this season, as the Falcons are 2-8 overall and near the bottom of the Mid-American Conference standings, while the

Rockets are 6-4 and are currently second behind Northern Illinois in the MAC West. BG coach Dave Clawson said Wednesday that even though his team is not bowl eligible, tonight’s game against Toledo is like its bowl game. “This is a great rivalry with a great tradition, and it’s one of those games that you throw out the records,” Clawson said. “This is one of those games that I think in every football season, to some degree, defines your season.” And because of the implications of the game, Clawson does admit it should be the last game of the season. “I would love for this game to be the last game of the season,” he said. “I just think that’s where your biggest rival belongs. I’m a fan of having your biggest rival be the last game of the season.” Another difference this year is

that the game will be carried live on ESPN2. This will be the second straight week BG will play in front of a national audience after last week’s 24-21 loss to Miami in the midst of heavy fog. And for the second straight week the Falcons will be playing an opponent that with a win will move atop the conference standings in their respective division. The Rockets are led by sophomore wide receiver Eric Page, who ranks eighth in the country with 73 receptions and 21st in receiving yards with 843. He also ranks second in the MAC in kickoff returns (27.8 avg.). “Eric Page is one of the best receivers in the conference if not the country,” Clawson said. “He’s just a great open field player. He’s just dynamic, he plays hard and he knows how to setup defenders.”

Notes: Falcons have ‘bowl game’ mentality for final two games By Sean Shapiro Senior Reporter

Women’s cross country finishes fall season first meet all season with some rolling hills which was a nice change from the flat courses we raced on the majority of the season. The Falcons’ 2010 season wrapped According to Paulson, Autumn up this past Saturday during the Great Lakes Regional that took Dettmann, Abby Koch, Megan Kelsey and Tara Weiss each had place in Rochester, Mich. In the 6k race, the Falcons would their best regional finishes. For the second straight race put in a strong effort and would take 19th overall out of the 33 senior Autumn Dettmann posted teams competing. The team win- the best time on the team. She finning the regional was Michigan ished with a time of 22:29.63, which State. Rounding out the top five was seconds away from beating her was Michigan, Mid-American personal best time from the MAC Conference champions Toledo, championship of 22:28.7. She would finish 87th overall out Ohio State and Indiana. “I was happy with the improve- of the 231 runners. Finishing in the top 100 with ment from last year’s regional meet and a good effort across the board,” See RACE | Page 6 said coach Cami Paulson about the team’s performance. “This was our

There won’t be a bowl game this year; at 2-8, any chance of that ended when the Falcons started the season losing seven of their first nine games. However, that doesn’t mean the Falcons don’t have anything to play for as they head to rival Toledo for a national televised game on ESPN2. “I think the last two weeks have been ‘our bowl game,’” said BG coach Dave Clawson. “These are two opportunities to play our biggest rivals, and two opportunities to play on national television. We have something to play for — but we also have something to play for in our last game, because it will be our seniors’ last game here.” Unlike the past nine years, the Falcons and Rockets will not meet for the final game of the season, which is traditionally the day after Thanksgiving. This change has already spurred debate between the

By Nick King Reporter


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DEFLECT: BG defensive end Darius Smith knocks down a pass last Wednesday against Miami.

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The BG News did a computer-simulation of BG’s season on EA Sports’ NCAA ‘11 video game. Before each game, we’ll post the results.





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SPIKE: Noelle Spitler spikes the ball in a match against Toledo earlier this season.

Falcons swept in first round of MAC tournament

This week’s top performers: Toledo — Eric Page, WR, 2 catches, 91 yards, 2 TDs BG — Defense: 3 INTs REAL RECORD


VIRTUAL RECORD By Paul Barney Sports Editor



strive for more, but I was very pleased with the season overall and the effort and dedication the team showed week to week,� Paulson said. “They were consistent and working hard from the day they arrived in August until the season ended last Saturday.� Everyone on the cross country roster will be running in track during the spring. They will take two weeks off from mandatory practice before they start training for track after Thanksgiving break.

will take place in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 22. Ari Fischer from Toledo finished third From Page 5 and Rachel Patterson from Miami (OH) finished fifth. Dettmann was Koch with Joining them in the alla time of 22:34.98. Right behind her was senior region team for Great Lakes Barbara Powers finishing in will be Ohio University runner Annie Beecham who 22:51.93 There were two other finished 13th and Toledo MAC schools to finish in runner Emma Kertesz, who the top 10 of regionals with finished 19th. Overall the season has Miami (OH) finishing seventh and Central Michigan brought much excitement to those who have followed finishing eighth. The MAC will have two rep- cross country this season. “When you are competresentatives in the National Championship meet that ing you are always going to

What began in East Lansing, ended in Ypsilanti, Mich. The BG volleyball team ended its 2010 season Tuesday night as it was eliminated in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, falling to fifthseeded Eastern Michigan in three sets, 25-20, 25-15 and 28-26. After trailing throughout the first two sets, the 12thseeded Falcons saved their best for last in a back-andforth third set that went the distance and then some. Eastern Michigan held an advantage in just about every offensive category, including

kills (46-37) and hitting percentage (.252-.216). In their first taste of the MAC Tournament, Falcon freshmen Paige Penrod, Laura Avila and Lindsey Butterfield provided some insight into the future as to what coach Denise Van De Walle has to look forward to over the next three years. Penrod, who set the school record last week for most kills in a season by a freshman, added 18 against the Eagles to bring her season total to 405. While Penrod was ending the play, Avila was setting it up, dishing out 34 assists, while Butterfield added 11 kills of her own. Freshmen contributions played a big part in the

Falcons’ success this season; for three consecutive weeks a BG freshman was awarded on of the MAC’s Player of the Week awards. While the Falcons will look to move forward with its talented slate of freshmen, they will also say goodbye to seniors Sam Fish and Noelle Spitler. Tuesday’s loss drops BG’s overall record to 8-23 overall, with five fewer wins than last year’s team that defeated archrival Toledo in the first round of the MAC Tournament. This year’s team was highlighted by a strong freshmen class. If they continue to produce in the future, more wins could be on the horizon.


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THE BG NEWS PICKS OF THE WEEK Welcome to another edition of “The BG News Picks of the Week.” Last week Paul Barney went 5-1 to all but seal his fate as pick ‘em champ. Can the other three gain any ground on him this week?






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Toledo As much as I would love to see BG get a win against Toledo, I vs. BG just don’t see it happening. Toledo -9.5 Toledo 24, BG 17 you see that seond half Ohio No. 9 Ohio St. Did State put on last week? Besides, vs. No. 20 Iowa Iowa lost to Northwestern. Ohio State -3.5 OSU 45, Iowa 20

Like with all of my picks, I may not think the team I pick will win, but I have to pick the opposite teams that Paul picks to catch that guy. BG 24, Toledo 21

Would it be cruel if this game ended on the last play of the game? Yeah, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Toledo 24, BG 21

Yeah, Falcons! Take down the Rockets. Roll Along. This week I have chosen every team closest to BG. BG 21, Toledo 20

Ricky Stanzi has a knack of coming up in big games. Northwestern was evidently not a big game to him.

The Buckeyes need a “signature win” to look attractive to the BCS, but is beating a team that lost to Northwestern a signature win? OSU 27, Iowa 17

Buckeye Nation you drive me crazy, but this time I’m cheering for you.

Iowa 28, OSU 17

OSU 34, Iowa 23

No. 18 Virginia Tech I like winnings streaks, and Virginia vs. No. 24 Miami Tech has a good one going. Virginia Tech -3

Hokies in a Hurricane doesn’t sound possible but I love that Tyrod Taylor.

VT 28, Miami 17

The ACC wheel of destiny lands on The Hokies already had their major .... Miami! choke of the year, but maybe that James Madison loss was just what they needed to find an ACC title. Miami 31, VT 24 VT 27, Miami 24

Illinois vs Northwestern Illinois -5

Pretty cool this game is at Wrigley. With Dan Persa out with an injury, I don’t see how Illinois doesn’t win this game. Illinois 20, Northwestern 21

Did you like how Sean thinks that Northwestern is ranked by the AP? They’re first in “others receiving votes” big guy. Maybe in the coaches poll ... Northwestern 21, Illinois 14

I don’t know if you noticed, but the Wildcats are in the AP top 25 (just don’t remind them their MVP and QB are out for the season). Northwestern 25, Illinois 17

I have no hope in the Wildcats!

In case you didn’t know, Paul has been rigging the NCAA this season. In fact, he’s behind the Cam Newton mess too. Just a sketchy year for Mr. Barney. Louisville 42, WVU 22

The Kentucky Derby is in Louisville. That’s reason enough for me.

It was close — but West Virginia is closer.

Louisville 17, WVU 16

WVU 40, Louisville 27

West Virginia Country singer Brad Paisley is from West Virginia, and I love vs. Louisville country music. West Virginia -6.5 WVU 35, Louisville 20 m 24 games above .500, it really Pittsburgh I’doesn’ t matter who I pick at this vs. South Florida point.

Pittsburgh -3 Pitt 33, South Florida 14 45-21 Overall record

South Florida 35, Pitt 14

Pitt 3, South Florida 0


on the offensive Clawson couldn’t help but laugh in Monday’s press conference, because “sometime you have to laugh about it to two teams. Toledo coach Tim Beckman keep from crying.” The only certain thing is has lobbied for the game to be moved from its traditional slot that there will be five offensince he’s been the coach of sive lineman on the field the Rockets, citing it was bad against Toledo, who that is, for the student body to play a depending on multiple injurivalry game when everyone ries, will work itself out. “Scott Lewis is a tough kid,” is on break. Clawson, however, felt the Clawson said. “I believe that final game of the season gave some way, some how, he’ll the rivalry more meaning and get himself ready to play. Ben a little extra for the players to Bojicic is a tough kid, and I believe some how he’ll be play for. “I’m a big advocate [for that)]” ready to play. If we can get Clawson said. “Obviously a full game out of those two, they moved it up this year we’ll be fine.” for national television and Kicking it around other reasons, but I’m a fan of having your biggest rivalry Kyle Burkhardt kicked [played] the last week of the off to start the second half season. And certainly you against Miami, something look around the country and that has been Bryan Wright’s that’s usually the case.” job all season. According to Clawson, O-line questions Wright’s kicking foot swelled With so many injuries up where he felt he could

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Illinois 15, Northwestern 10

Neither one of these teams is very good. Pitt you win by proximity.

South Florida 24, Pitt 17

31-35 punt but not kick; who will kick off against Toledo is a game-time decision.

Kicking it around, part 2 While his career at BG ended in 2005, Shaun Shuisham found his way back on to an NFL roster Tuesday afternoon. Kicking for the Redskins and Cowboys during his career, Shuisham signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers to replace recently cut kicker Jeff Reed. It’s Shuisham’s second stint with Pittsburgh, after he signed with them during training camp in 2005 but never made the roster during the regular season. This is the third team Shuisham has at least practiced with this season, after having short stints with Cleveland and St. Louis.

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VT 14, Miami 12

Paul’s overconfidence will be his undo- It’s kind of sad that one of these teams ing. Probably not but I always wanted to will most likely be in a BCS bowl. say that in context. Flawed system? You be the judge.

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after and pushed hard for right away.” Kucera is a 205 pound defenseman from Twin Carpenter is a 6-foot-1 for- Lakes, Ind., currently playward from Oviedo, Fla. who ing for the Des Moines is currently playing with the Buccaneers of the USHL. Sioux City Musketeers of the Through nine games this United States Hockey League. season he has registered 20 Last season, he scored 10 penalty minutes and a plusgoals and registered 12 four on ice rating. “I like his physical presassists for the Musketeers in ence,” Bergeron said. “I think 58 games. So far this season, he has that he is going to be a guy three goals and six assists in who is physical for us, and I think that there is some 13 games. “I’d say that Carpenter was offense in his game but it [our top priority],” Bergeron won’t be something where said. “He was a guy that we force him to go outside of when I got the job here in his comfort level.” Sullivan is a 6-foot offenApril. Rob Krohl, our director of hockey operations, sive defenseman from had experience coaching Toronto, currently playing him at another level, so he with the Markham Waxers was somebody that we went of the Ontario Junior Hockey

League. His previous team was the Georgetown Raiders of the OJHL, but he was traded to Markham on Nov. 12. With the Raiders, he had four goals and 11 assists in 23 games, and he has yet to play a game with Markham. Prior to this season, he played two seasons with the Ajax Attack of the OJHL, where he scored 10 goals and had 48 assists in 84 games. He had 48 points last season with the Attack. “He’s a guy who could wear a couple different hats, because I think he’s got some offense to him,” Bergeron said. “He’s a guy that when we saw him play he was making plays all over the ice, both in the offensive and defensive zones; that’s what caught our eye the most.”

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also considering new restaurants to open in the reconstructed Commons Dining Center. Although a final decision has not yet been made, Dining Services is considering Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt as one of the services that could be available when the new Commons opens. Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt is a restaurant that opened five years ago in New York and Los Angeles, according to the Pinkberry website. The University currently has a contract with Chartwells, the company through which Dining Services obtains the rights to franchise names such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Pinkberry, Paulus said. And just as the McDonald and Commons Dining Centers will be getting an upgrade, The Falcon’s Nest may also see some changes in another year. Wendy’s may be replaced with another franchise after

its contract runs out next year, Zachrich said. Wendy’s has a contract with the University separate from the Dining Services and Chartwells. “Nothing is set in stone yet,� Zachrich said. “But we are looking at other chains and always trying to keep the Union updated.� Also, the new McDonald Dining Center was originally going to include an area where students could try out possible new food choices that would then become available in the Union, Founders and the Sundial at Kreischer. Space limitations will prevent a permanent experimental food area from being established in the McDonald Dining Center, but Dining Services will continue to experiment with options in other dining halls. “We are doing a lot of things right now,� Paulus said. “We’re exploring all viable options for each location.�

bers were warned by textmessage alerts and online and phone messages to stay clear of the buildings until 5 p.m. The buildings would remain evacuated for a routine fire drill. Many left purses, coats closed at least until that time, and car keys in their offices with their regular classes and and were stuck waiting for other activities canceled, said Vernon Baisden, the univerhours in the cold rain. Art history professor sity’s director of public safety. E. Okechukwu Odita was Baisden could not specify stranded because his car was how many students were affected by the evacuations. parked behind police tape. All other classes and “I appreciate what they are doing. We don’t want the functions on campus will whole place to blow up,� Odita continue as scheduled, said, as he waited on a bench Baisden said. The Columbus Fire near the labs. Some students standing Department bomb squad, outside the labs joked that the school security and FBI were threat may have been called at the scene. Besides the library, which in by someone who just wantis along the campus green ed to miss an exam. Students and faculty mem- area called The Oval, build-

ings closed were McPherson Chemical Lab, which houses the chemistry and astronomy departments; Smith Laboratory, which houses engineering experiments and anthropology; and Scott Laboratory, a mechanical engineering building. The bomb threats marked the second time in less than a week that a criminal investigation disrupted activities at an Ohio college campus. Students at Kenyon College, about 60 miles north of Columbus, were subjected to a nearly nine-hour lockdown from Thursday night into Friday morning after a truck belonging to a woman who disappeared along with her two children and a female friend was found nearby.

“There really isn’t a doughnut-style shop on this side of town,� Zachrich said. “We kind of wanted to get more community members coming in to buy stuff.� The Toledo Dunkin’ Donuts is currently the closest location to campus. At first, Dining Services also considered adding a drivethru to the new McDonald dining center to encourage people outside of the college to purchase food. Instead, 10minute parking will be available to people visiting from off campus. “It’s a prime reality location,� Paulus said. “I tried to get a drive-thru, but because of the space available the University said we couldn’t do it.� In addition to Dunkin’ Donuts, Dining Services is

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MISSING From Page 1 “We know they are alive and we will find them eventually,� Thompson said in an interview with CBS’ “The Early Show,� expressing hope that the three are tied up somewhere and will soon free themselves and resurface. Hoffman was sitting nearby last week when police recovered the missing family’s truck in central Ohio, Barber said. His mother and stepfather live less than a mile away from Herrmann’s home in a lakeside community about 40 miles north of Columbus. Hoffman last lived there two years ago,

his mother said. Thompson said he did not know Hoffman and had no idea how he became connected with his daughter and Herrmann. “I don’t think either one of the girls would have been really talking with him or just hanging out with him,� Thompson said on NBC’s “Today.� Hoffman was sentenced to eight years in prison in Colorado in 2001 for arson and other charges. The Steamboat Pilot & Today of Steamboat Springs, Colo., reported Tuesday that he pleaded guilty to setting a fire to cover up a burglary he had committed the day before at a town house where he had installed some plumbing

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