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Students are still at risk to catch influenza By Danielle Rice Reporter

She shivers as dripping sweat runs down her face. Blankets are tightly wrapped around her as the runny nose, achy muscles and fever persist. She is certain of one thing — the flu has returned. “I knew it was more than just the common cold,” freshman Patricia Ferber said. Influenza activity is increasing in the United States. Ohio, along with 36 other states, reported widespread influenza activity according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s important to get the vaccine because the strain of influenza that is most common among people changes from year to year, according to the CDC. The CDC recommends a yearly influenza vaccination as the first and most important step in protect-

“The flu is spread through germs and is contracted from person to person ... ”

Two professors take a closer look at life forms on Lake Erie’s icy surface

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ing against flu viruses. “Everyone over the age of six months can be vaccinated,” said Faith Yingling, director of Student Wellness Connection. Yingling urges students to get the influenza vaccination. “Students can get the flu vaccination at the Student Health Center by calling and making an appointment,” she said. Yingling said it is important for students to practice daily sanitation in order to prevent influenza.

By Bri Haller Reporter

Two University professors launched an investigation into an anomaly in the surface ice of Lake Erie. When Michael McKay and George Bullerjahn of the biology department were invited to come aboard a Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker in February 2007, they boarded the ship without a concrete agenda in mind. “We had no expectations, for us I think it was more just an adventure.” McKay said. “Just an opportunity to see what was going on in the lake during the dead of winter.” The adventurers became analysts when both professors noticed strange brownish patches on the lake’s surface. “Our first observation was the ice looked stained in places.” Bullerjahn said. The Coast Guard, which uses ships to plow the ice for commercial vessels, has been observing these ‘stains’ for decades, McKay said. When samples of the discolored water were tested, it was found that 80 to 90 percent of them consisted of cold water diatoms, according to an article by Stacy Brannan of the Ohio Sea Grant Communications. “This was just high abundance, high density diatom biomass, and

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Traffic commission approves four-way stop

The city will be installing a four-way stop at the intersection of Clough and Troup streets after the Bowling Green Traffic Commission approved the measure Wednesday night. The Clough Street stop sign was originally supposed to be moved to Troup Street in September, but the change was stopped by the commission in October after concerns about pedestrian safety were raised. According to a report submitted by Brian O’Connell, the city engineer, the concern revolved around sight issues due to the sharp curve on Clough Street before the intersection.

Though O’Connell found the site distance of the intersection to be adequate, he said he recommended a four-way stop to avoid confusion because it was discovered that the stop sign used to be at Troup before it was switched to Clough. “It is not good practice to constantly switch these back and forth, back and forth,” he said. O’Connell said the intersection meets one of Ohio’s requirements for a four-way stop because it had five preventable accidents in 2009. John Fawcett, the municipal administrator, said the four-way stop will likely be installed within the next two weeks.

CAMPUS BRIEF Faculty Association approves ratifications

Officer nominations will begin in the next few days, he said. FA members can then nominate other members for officer positions The Faculty Association approved a revised for a “set number of days” by contacting Vice constitution Wednesday night and will soon President Geoff Howes. begin officer nominations. FA members will then vote for officers on a Out of 137 members, 44 attended a meeting date to be determined. in Olscamp 117 to discuss the ratifications. The Faculty members interested in voting can revised constitution passed with 43 “yes” votes join the FA through the American Association and one abstention. of University Professors at http://tinyurl. “There were a lot of good comments and com/6khbbb4. ideas,” FA President David Jackson said. “We’re obviously very pleased to get the vote, and now we’re one step closer to negotiating.”


not only is it abundant, these things seem to be thriving in that environment.” McKay said. “Not only are [the diatoms] there and abundant, there are a number of tests we did to show that they’re very healthy and they’re very well adapted to the low light levels.” Bullerjahn said. While discovering this Lake Erie diatom had been unexpected, neither professor found the idea of an organism living in the ice surprising. “As scientists, we know that organisms can survive in almost any extreme environment.” McKay said. “If there’s liquid water, there’s got to be life.” Bullerjahn said. Further studies of these diatoms have shown they are photosynthetic and unable to swim. They have the ability to form ice crystals in relatively warm temperatures, and one theory suggests they do this to become buoyant and wait for ice to form around them, McKay said. However, the diatoms appear to be contributing to the summer dead zone that forms in Lake Erie’s central basin. “This is something that has held the interests of scientists for easily a decade. There have been concerted efforts to look at

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Sororities host fundraisers for two students By Danae King Reporter


WARM: Sergio Hairston, Jennifer Clark, Jane Bailey, Bernadette Wiggin and members of H2O hand out free hot chocolate Wednesday outside Founders.

WORLD Libya freed from Gadhafi Citizens and army officers of the country celebrate after they win the struggle against their former leader, Moammar Gadhafi | Page 3

FORUM ‘Kings Speech’ delivers

Kappa Kappa Gamma, a University sorority, exemplified true sisterhood when they donated money to a girl in another chapter who had been diagnosed with cancer. Both Kappa Kappa Gamma and Alpha Xi Delta have a member who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted a fundraiser for senior Kate Doney, the member of their chapter who was diagnosed with cancer, and donated half of the proceeds to junior Shay Galley, a member of Alpha Xi Delta who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer during winter break. “We thought it would be cool to

Columnist Dylan Corp believes “The King’s Speech” and its actors should receive the top awards during the Oscars on Sunday evening | Page 4


EAT: Students attend fundraiser for sorority members living with cancer on Tuesday night.

branch out to a different sororKappa Kappa Gamma has hostity and show them that we’re all ed a total of three fundraisers for a Greek community and we’re all Doney, one for each time she has here for each other,” said sophoSee KAPPA | Page 2 more Katelyn Binkley, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

SPORTS Men’s basketball team falls to Ohio

The Falcons lost to Ohio Wednesday night 70-60. Jordon Crawford paced the Falcons offensively with a double-double, 10 points and 10 assists in 31 minutes of action | Page 6

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ERIE From Page 1 what’s causing t he dead zone.� The dead zone is a pool of stagnant water at the bottom of the central basin that can’t mix with the surface water because of density differences. This happens in the western and eastern basins because a ridge shields them both. When the diatoms die, they fall to the bottom to join the rest of the dead material that has settled. “Bacteria breaks down this accumulated organic carbon that’s piled up, and when the bacteria break down and decompose organic carbon, they use oxygen, and that oxygen doesn’t get replenished,� McKay said. While their abundance and their photosynthesis adds oxygen to the water in winter, the diatoms are still responsible for the oxygen-depleting efforts of bacteria that break them down in the spring. These diatoms are not just changing the oxygen levels; they have also become part of the lake’s food web. “It’s likely that some of them are being eaten, and that carbon is being transported up the food chain, eventually to fishes.� McKay said. “There’s even some interest in the possibility that they might be used as a source for biofuels.� Another form of biofuel is ethanol derived from corn. “Similarly, algae can also be used for those kinds of purposes.� McKay said. The breakdown of algal biomass into fuel would also be more


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efficient and cheaper than the use of ethanol. In an effort to further study these diatoms and other aspects of the lake in the winter, McKay and Bullerjahn made a deal with the U.S. Coast Guard in the form of a University class. Enrollment is restricted to Coast Guard personnel working on the Neah Bay ice breaker, and 11 crew members are enrolled as guest students this semester. “We’ve worked out an arrangement where we leave equipment with the boat and under the supervision of the Commanding Officer; the crew members take samples while they’re working.� McKay said. An educational collaboration between the U.S. Coast Guard and the University aims to have Coast Guard crew members participate in a monitoring program. This will increase water sampling during the winter in Lake Erie, when extreme weather conditions and safety considerations limit the professors’ ability to sample, according to an article in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. This arrangement is vital to McKay and Bullerjahn because the University pays for none of it. The research is funded by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program since it is for monitoring, not addressing any specific issue. With the help of the Coast Guard, the investigation of the ice diatoms and other aspects of Lake Erie in winter will continue.

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been diagnosed with cancer. Binkley said Doney is always reluctant to accept the money. “She [Doney] always ends up donating it to the American Cancer Society,â€? Binkley said. Doney is currently attending classes and is well. The fundraiser that Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted raised a total of $800, $400 of which was presented to Galley as a gift during one of Alpha Xi Delta’s chapter meetings. Jessica Lash, a sophomore and member of Alpha Xi Delta, said the chapter was very surprised to receive the gift. “It was seriously amazing to see them donate the money ‌ we didn’t know, it was a complete surprise,â€? Lash said. “They just walked


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“Washing your hands and proper hygiene are the two of the easiest and simplest things to do,� Yingling said. “The flu is spread through germs and is contracted from person to person, so


College of Musical Arts hosts concert The College of Musical Arts will be presenting a concert by the Concert Band and University Band tonight in the Moore Musical Arts Center’s Kobacker Hall. The concert begins at 8 p.m., has free admission and is open to the public. Director of the Concert Band, Carol Hayward said, “There will be something on this program for everyone. The music being performed is sure to have a broad appeal.�


honor of Galley. There was a $5 a plate charge, the dinner raised more than $700 and approximately 140 people attended. Sophomore Laura Elder, who helped plan the dinner, said the chapter plans to donate the money to thyroid cancer research in Galley’s name and present a certificate of donation to her when she comes back to visit. Galley and Doney are both doing well now. Their experience with cancer has affected not only themselves but their sorority sisters and the Greek community as a whole. “I think it’s brought us together in a way. We’re here to support her [Galley], so it made us not take life for granted,� Lash said. “That stuff just comes out of nowhere when you least expect it. I know it affected her a lot and it affected all of us.�

continually practicing good hygiene and sanitation is important.� She said it is also important for students to stay home when sick and to cover their mouths when sneezing and coughing. The flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body

aches, extreme tiredness and dry cough are more common and intense. Ferber said that one main symptom she had during the flu was the chills. “I think that is what made the f lu so awful, because I was cold but at the same time hot and sweaty,� she said.

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Iran navy chief: Warship visit ‘peaceful message’

UN drops Gadhafi’s daughter as goodwill envoy

US denounces Cuba’s treatment of dissidents

Israeli tanks strike Gaza Strip after mortar attack

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities said they busted a human trafficking ring Wednesday that allegedly exploited dozens of Haitian migrants as beggars on street corners in the capital. The 74 illegal immigrants — 44 of them children, including 10 less than a year old — were found at a building that formerly housed a daycare center in a poor suburb west of Santo Domingo, said Sigfrido Pared, director of the country’s migration agency. Pared said the migrants were sent out each morning to busy intersections to beg for money, wash windshields or do other menial tasks. At the end of the day they were rounded up, and whatever they made was taken from them. Ten suspected ringleaders, also illegal migrants from Haiti, were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, Pared said. Immigration and child protection agencies will try to reunite the children with relatives in Haiti.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s economy minister said his country has no conflict with Washington despite their dispute over the seizure of undeclared U.S. military cargo brought to Buenos Aires for a police training course. But Amado Boudou said he finds it strange when some sectors act “as if it is a problem that Argentina enforces its laws.” Boudou’s comments on the radio program “La Red” followed a tweet Wednesday in which U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said: “We want our stuff back.” Crowley says Argentina’s government hasn’t responded to several U.S. diplomatic notes about the dispute.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The chief of Iran’s navy said a visit by two warships to Syria “is a peaceful message to all nations.” Adm. Habibollah Sayyari told reporters upon arrival in Damascus Wednesday that the ships will arrive in Syria Thursday where they will conduct training. The two Iranian vessels sailed through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, prompting Israeli charges that Tehran is seeking to dominate the Middle East. Sayyari rebuffed Israeli criticism of the passage, saying the Jewish state approaches the matter from “its hostile vision.” He said the warships are heading to the Syrian port of Latakia. He refused to say how long they will stay in the Mediterranean. Syria is a close Arab ally of Iran.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Development Program has dropped Libyan leader’s Moammar Gadhafi’s daughter as a goodwill ambassador. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Wednesday that UNDP’s agreement with Aisha alGadhafi had been terminated following recent events in Libya that include a crackdown by Gadhafi on anti-government protesters. He said Aisha al-Gadhafi was appointed a goodwill ambassador for Libya on July 24, 2009 to focus on U.N. anti-poverty goals especially combating HIV/AIDS and violence against women, both culturally sensitive topics. Aisha al-Gadhafi is a law professor who reportedly was part of the defense team for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein after his downfall. Goodwill ambassadors are volunteers and do not have U.N. diplomatic documents.

HAVANA — The United States on Wednesday denounced what it said is a campaign of intimidation against the mother of a Cuban political prisoner who died after a hunger strike, and called on the government of Raul Castro to release all dissidents still behind bars. Meanwhile, a pro-government crowd threw eggs and shouted insults outside a home where Cuban opposition leaders were holding a private protest to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who passed away following an 83-day hunger strike. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley joined a chorus of international criticism of Cuba for its treatment of Zapata’s mother, Reina Luisa Tamayo, who was detained for about 12 hours last week in her hometown of Banes, in eastern Cuba. — Paul Haven (AP)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank fire wounded 11 people, including at least six militants, in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday following an attack on an Israeli patrol, the military and Palestinian officials said. One of the wounded later died in a hospital. The Israeli military said its tanks opened fire after the militants detonated a bomb targeting the Israeli patrol near the border and then fired mortars at the soldiers. Gaza health officials said one of the wounded militants died and another was in serious condition. Both Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants said they fired mortars at the troops. No Israeli soldiers were hurt. Israel and Hamas have largely observed an unofficial cease-fire since an Israeli military offensive in Gaza two years ago. But clashes sporadically flare up along the volatile border as Gaza militants fire rockets and mortars into Israel, drawing military reprisals. — Ibrahim Barzak (AP)

Libyan city celebrates freedom from Gadhafi By Paul Schemm The Associated Press

TOBRUK, Libya — Thousands in the coastal town of Tobruk celebrated their freedom from Moammar Gadhafi on Wednesday by waving flags of the old monarchy, honking horns and firing guns in the air around a city square where he once executed people.

Officers in the army units that had defected to the rebellion against Libya’s leader for the past four decades pledged to defend this “liberated territory” with their lives, despite Gadhafi’s threats Tuesday to retake it. “The army in the east is with all the people,” declared Maj. Salma Faraj Issa, a top aide to the general commanding

“We’re ready for him if he does attack. We have rocket launchers and other weapons. We know there will be deaths, but we are prepared.” Salma Faraj Issa | Libyan Major the army units from Tobruk. Those units rebelled against

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“We’re ready for him if he does attack. We have rocket launchers and other weapons. We know there will be deaths, but we are prepared,” said Issa, a robust woman wearing fatigues, with dyed blond hair and gold eye shadow. Gadhafi’s hold on the rest of the country slipped further amid an uprising spreading across the Arab

world, inspired by the toppling of leaders in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia. Cities and towns closer to the capital of Tripoli reportedly fell into the hands of the rebellion against his rule. Two air force pilots ejected from their fighter jet and let it crash in the desert rather than follow orders to bomb and opposition-held city.

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Separation poses potential threat to US operations against al-Qaida in Afghanistan By Adam Goldman and Kathy Gannon The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s ISI spy agency is ready to split with the CIA because of its frustration over what it calls heavyhanded pressure and its anger over what it believes is a covert U.S. operation involving hundreds of contract spies, according to an

internal document obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with U.S. and Pakistani officials. Such a move could seriously damage the U.S war effort in Afghanistan, limit a program targeting alQaida insurgents along the Pakistan frontier, and restrict Washington’s access to information in the nuclear-armed country. According to a statement drafted by the ISI, sup-

ported by interviews with officials, an already-fragile relationship between the two agencies collapsed following the shooting death of two Pakistanis by Raymond Davis, a U.S. contracted spy who is in jail in Pakistan facing possible multiple murder charges. “Post-incident conduct of the CIA has virtually put the partnership into question,” said a media statement prepared by the ISI

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Iraq intelligence misinformation harmed war efforts TYLER BUCHANAN COLUMNIST

After the devastating 9/11 attacks, America was deeply shaken but far from broken. We as a nation stood behind President Bush and sought retaliation for the horrific tragedies. In the year or so following the attacks, ties between the United States and Iraq was a relationship on dangerously thin ice. Think of Iraq as the girlfriend whom a guy suspects is cheating on him, among other problems. In questioning her former friends, they unfortunately confirm his suspicions. In a rage, he angrily confronts her for, let’s say, eight years or so. Such was the backdrop of

American invasion of Iraq. Looking for something— anything—United States intelligence agencies turned to the information provided by an Iraqi informant commonly known as Curveball. After leaving Iraq and being granted political asylum in Germany, Curveball began detailing mobile weapons factories capable of secretly creating large, deadly weapons throughout Iraq. Like me in a few years, he claimed to be a former chemical engineer graduating at the top of his university class. Unlike me, he also claimed he had worked in the team leading the creation of what became known as the Weapons of Mass Destruction. Claiming to be a former chemical engineer and graduating at the top of his class in an Iraqi university, Curveball stated he had worked in the

Technology not to blame for rickets outbreaks Newspapers irresponsible in attacks By Chris Freyder, The Daily Reveille (Louisiana State University) College News Network

Tiny Tim is remembered as the small, harmless child from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Debilitated by rickets, this child was the physical embodiment of the downtrodden underclass of Victorian society. But like many Victorian maladies, rickets is viewed as a vestige of a bygone era — It is a problem we think we no longer have to face. On the contrary, rickets is finding its way back into modern society, causing frustration and astonishment once again in the medical community. Caused by a vitamin D deficiency, rickets is a disorder that leads to bone softening in developing children, which causes the trademark deformity of a rickets patient’s body. Unlike most vitamins,

the bulk of our vitamin D is synthesized through exposure to sunlight, and physicians are already drawing connections between the resurgence of rickets and lack of outdoor activity. In the United Kingdom, where this disease is becoming a pressing issue, scientists have found dozens of children with signs of rickets. While the United States may not be as historically lacking in sunlight as the United Kingdom, physicians are still concerned that we may soon experience rickets here in the U.S. Rightfully so, health departments in both countries are set to address such issues by educating parents and children about the need for outdoor activity and vitamin D supplementation. However, I feel as though some may use this unsettling situation to push an agenda that has often been peddled in the past.

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team leading the creation of these weapons. Curveball never spoke directly to any United States intelligence agencies, and the entirety of his claims was relayed from the German intelligence agency, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), to our own agencies. With this apparent firsthand account of the Iraqi weapons system, the stage was set. A case for war was presented by the United States to the United Nations in February of 2003, largely revolving around Curveball’s claims. “Every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources,” said Colin Powell in his UN speech. The guy ended the relationship and has since feuded with his ex about her wrongdoings. What happens when the former friends admit to him they complete-

ly lied about everything? Indeed, nearly eight years to the day of Powell’s assurance of reputable firsthand information, Curveball told a newspaper in the UK last week that he entirely fabricated the stories of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The story gets even more tangled upon the revelation that the BND contacted a former associate of Curveball in Iraq, who confirmed that he was lying. This was in 2000, years before the United States used his information as being reputable. Whether or not one agrees on various issues surrounding the Iraqi War is irrelevant. What is most stunning is that one of the United States’ longest and most costly wars was effectively pushed by a quality investigation whose likeness resembles a high school student with access to Wikipedia.

As the saying goes, “hindsight is 20/20,” and while there now exists a public backlash to the war, the mood in 2003 was much different. Still reeling from the effects of 9/11, the American public was especially fearful as hundreds of U.S. reports detailed the existence of WMDs. At the time, the idea of aggressively shutting down the mobile weapons plants and preventing further terrorist activity was widely supported. The United Nations and the American people were promised sources, solid ones at that, propelling us into an aggressive foreign defense. Instead, despite warnings from the BND to the head of the CIA as to Curveball’s lack of credibility, it was all systems go to invade Iraq. How was Curveball’s reliability not investigated until well after the war began? This is such an incredibly

outrageous premise, I simply cannot believe it happened. This is perhaps one of the greatest injustices against the American people regarding United States intelligence in our nation’s history. The significance of the failure to investigate Curveball’s claims, or at least his credibility (one simple check revealed Curveball finished last in his class at university, not first), cannot be understated. In the end, it is both disturbing and inconceivable that a war of such great significance was initially executed under the inaccurate, flimsy details of one person. Curveball was more than just an informant, he was an excuse. We deserved better.

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‘The King’s Speech’ deserves Oscar recognition for fine performances By Dylan Corp Columnist

It’s Oscar time, ladies and gentlemen. This Sunday, that golden statuette will be handed to a few lucky individuals at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. I am in love with film, both on the small and silver screen. There’s nothing like sitting in a room and being transported to another world for two hours. The Oscars are one of the most prestigious award ceremonies and I rarely, if ever, miss it. Many argue that politics often get in the way at the Oscars and the idea of saying one movie or actor was the best of the entire year is rather ridiculous, which I would agree with. However, I don’t look at the Oscars so much to tell me who is the best, but to recognize those that I believe truly deserve it. People complain that most of the movies nominated aren’t in the mainstream; I’m happy for that because those people get enough attention. Everyone can adore a movie, yet it can make no money. The Oscars are about rewarding the overlooked or the under-appreciated. Which film this past year I believe deserves the most

“Music and noise play a large part in the film. Every silence and stammer makes the viewer feel squeamish, while every echo fo the king’s voice and pleasure.” praise? For your consideration, “the King’s Speech” for Best Picture. This movie has so many great things about it, I don’t know where to begin. I’ll start with the fantastic cast that, by no coincidence, were all nominated for an Academy Award as well. Colin Firth, nominated last year for “A Single Man,” is King George the VI, forced to be a voice for his nation during WWII even though he suffers from a paralyzing speech disorder. Firth brings nobility and class to the role as well as amazing depth, making the often stubborn king seem sympathetic and lovable. All this is at play even as he constantly stammers, a reality so frustrating to his character that the audience immediately longs for his cause. Helena Bonham Carter plays Firth’s wife, Queen Elizabeth, with surprising reservation considering her often eccentric roles. The two have great

emotional depth of this film. I am a man who does not often get emotional, yet every time the king failed or lost confidence in himself, my eyes got watery. Even more so, every time the king succeeded and found his voice again, my eyes chemistry and you can see got watery. I left the theater in her as a woman who loves with a smile on my face that her husband with all her heart didn’t wipe off for weeks. yet is not afraid to combat his That is what truly separates stubborn personality. this film from its rivals. I have Geoffrey Rush, a seriously seen many of the other films talented actor with tremen- nominated, and while all were dous presence, plays the king’s good in their own right, none Australian speech therapist. of them stuck with me as long Rush’s eccentric personality as “the King’s Speech”. “Black works perfectly for this off-beat Swan” came close; the emocharacter, who establishes an tion was far different than enduring friendship with the happiness—trust me—but the king in part due to his refusal king still prevailed. to respect his nobility. Finally “The King’s Speech” is a fanthe king has an equal, and tastic film. It seems almost Rush plays it well. everyone who has watched it The movie excels in many loves it. Knowing that alone other technical aspects as gives me enough satisfaction, well. This movie truly must I don’t need it to win the Oscar be played loudly to get the to be happy. But if it winning full effect, as music and noise can lead to others watching play a large part in the emo- and feeling that same love tional depth of the film. Every and happiness I felt, then I’ve silence and stammer makes picked my horse, and I’m stickthe viewer feel squeamish, ing with it. while every echo of the king’s You’ve been warned, “Social voice and very note of the Network.” music that fills your ears gives you pride and pleasure. Respond to Dylan at I cannot stress enough the

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Inmate resumes control of church after resignation

Latest Arizona immigration bills have tougher path

Court asked to clear way for Calif gay marriages

Ex-Calif. official accused of fraud hospitalized

Mass. terrorism suspect seeks release on bail

Prosecutors seek to drop some Blagojevich counts

SALT LAKE CITY — Jailed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has resumed legal control over his Utah-based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Documents filed with the Utah Department of Commerce show church President Wendell Loy Nielsen resigned his post Jan. 28. Jeffs signed the documents retaking control of the church corporation Feb. 10 and filed the papers with the state five days later. “I, the undersigned, Warren Steed Jeffs, have been called and sustained as the president,” Jeffs writes in a cover letter to the Commerce Department. The 55-year-old resigned the presidency in 2007 after he was convicted in Utah of rape as an accomplice, but he remained the faith’s spiritual leader. The Utah Supreme Court overturned Jeffs’ convictions last year. He’s now in a Texas jail awaiting trial on aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and bigamy charges. — Jennifer Dobner (AP)

PHOENIX — Fatigue with the illegal immigration issue could stand in the way of new legislation being considered by Arizona lawmakers, including a sweeping bill championed by the same senator whose law last year prompted nationwide protests. The many provisions of Senate President Russell Pearce’s latest bill target education and other public services as well as activities ranging from hiring to driving. Pearce’s late-emerging bill and other proposals sponsored by fellow Republicans cleared a Senate committee dominated by conservatives late Tuesday. But two committee Republicans voted against Pearce’s bill, and a GOP senator who’s not on the committee said Wednesday that full Senate votes on the measures will be close. Minority Democrats regularly vote against most Republican hard-liners’ illegal immigration bills, “and there are other Republicans besides me that have concerns with them,” said Sen. John McComish of Phoenix. “We need a timeout on immigration bills.” — Paul Davenport (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for two same-sex couples again asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow gay marriage to resume in California while the court considers the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex unions. The couples’ attorneys filed a motion asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the stay it imposed in September on a trial court ruling that struck down the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8. The request was prompted by an “intolerable” delay created last week when the California Supreme Court said it needed the rest of the year to consider a pivotal legal question in the case — whether Proposition 8 sponsors have authority to challenge the lower court’s decision, lawyer Theodore Olson said. — Lisa Leff (AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former city manager accused of looting a Los Angeles suburb of more than $5.5 million was rushed to a hospital Wednesday after he collapsed at a courthouse where he is the subject of a hearing to determine if he should stand trial on dozens of fraud charges. Robert Rizzo, who presided over the city of Bell until he was fired last year, was taken to the hospital after becoming ill during a court recess, his attorney, James Spertus, told The Associated Press in a brief e-mail. Rizzo apparently became ill shortly after the court recessed for lunch. “We are hearing that he was taken in an ambulance. I don’t know anything more,” said former Bell Councilman Luis Artiga who was in court with Rizzo during the morning. “We were dismissed for lunch and I was with my lawyer doing an interview and that’s when we heard,” said Artiga.

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Massachusetts man accused of conspiring to support al-Qaida have argued that he should be released on bail while he awaits trial. Tarek Mehanna, an American citizen from Sudbury, is being held without bail on charges including conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, al-Qaida. Prosecutors say Mehanna conspired with two other men to kill American troops in Iraq, assassinate two unnamed U.S. politicians and shoot shoppers in U.S. malls. Authorities have said Mehanna and the other men never came close to pulling off an attack but unsuccessfully sought training at terrorist camps in the Middle East. During a hearing Wednesday in federal court in Boston, Mehanna’s lawyers argued that he is not dangerous and should be released on bail. Judge George O’Toole did not immediately rule on the request.

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors asked a judge for permission Wednesday to dismiss racketeering charges against ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he heads to a retrial, trying to simplify a case that deadlocked jurors in the first trial complained was too hard to follow. In the waning minutes of a pretrial status hearing, prosecutor Reid Schar surprised courtroom observers by telling U.S. District Judge James Zagel that the government wanted to streamline a case now crammed full of nearly two dozen counts. Accusations in the three charges prosecutors want dropped, he added, are duplicated in the 20 counts that would remain. “It will make it a little less complicated,” Schar said. The charges prosecutors want to dismiss are racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud. Zagel didn’t immediately approve the move, but judges rarely prevent prosecutors from dropping charges. —Michael Tarm (AP)

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Ind. GOP leader: no compromise with absent Dems “As Rep. Bauer started going through his list, I just told him that we weren’t going to concede to a list of demands, and that he needed to get back here.”

House Democrats fled to neighboring Illinois and holed up in a budget hotel in an effort to block votes on INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s HousespeakersaidWednesday what they viewed as threathe won’t concede to Democrats ening legislation, denying the who fled the state to block chamber the quorum needed contentious labor and educa- to conduct business. Brian Bosma | House Speaker Democrats want tion proposals — a strategy employed first last week in Republicans to drop efforts Wisconsin, where a legislative to push a voucher bill that that prohibits union member- Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said would direct taxpayer money ship from being a condition of he talked to House Minority stalemate continues. Leader Patrick Bauer, DLike the Wisconsin Senate to private schools and a so- employment. House Speaker Brian South Bend, by phone on Democrats, most Indiana called “right-to-work” bill The Associated Press

Wednesday morning. “As Rep. Bauer started going through his list, I just told him that we weren’t going to concede to a list of demands, and that he needed to get back here,” Bosma told reporters. He said he told Bauer if those requirements weren’t acceptable, “Have fun in Illinois.” “Nuts” was Bosma’s response when Bauer went through a list of about a dozen labor- and education-related bills he said

Democrats find objectionable, Bauer told reporters huddled around him Wednesday in a second-floor room at the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Ill. “It sounds like war to me, and I think that’s what he’s declared this (legislative) session,” Bauer said. He said Democrats are ready to negotiate but won’t return to the Statehouse until Republicans stop pushing their “radical agenda.”

Ex-convict sisters too overweight to share kidney Scott sisters try to lose weight and stay healthy for kidney transplant surgery granted Jamie Scott an early release because she suffers from kidney failure, but he agreed to let Gladys Scott go PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A on the condition she follow proposed kidney transplant through on an offer to donate that won two Mississippi sis- a kidney to her sister. Jamie Scott told The ters their freedom from prison Press on can’t take place until one quits Associated smoking and they lose a com- Wednesday that she needs to lose more than 100 pounds bined 160 pounds. Jamie and Gladys Scott had and that her sister has to shed served nearly 16 years of their 60 pounds before their doclife sentences for an armed tors will even test them for robbery when they were compatibility. Doctors are released from a sprawling also requiring Gladys Scott, a prison in central Mississippi heavy smoker, to quit. “I have to stay on her about on Jan. 7. Gov. Haley Barbour Holbrook Mohr and Melissa Nelson The Associated Press

it, I am helping her to stop smoking,” said Jamie, who moved with her sister to Pensacola to be with their mother and children. A personal trainer works twice a week with the sisters. They’ve also been taking aerobics classes. Jamie Scott, 38, said she hopes to have a surgery that will help her lose weight so she can get the transplant sooner, but her doctors don’t know if she’s healthy enough. Florida parole records list her at 5 feet tall and 254 pounds. Gladys Scott, 36, is listed

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Men’s golf finishes ninth in Houston, Preston ties for second By Brendan Packert Reporter

The BG men’s golf team started their spring season with a ninth place finish at the Westwood Golf Club in Houston, Texas. However, coach Garry Winger was satisfied with his team’s scores. “For being our first time out, we played good,” Winger said. “Each round we had four good scores, we just needed a good fifth score, too.” However, there was one golfer’s score Winger couldn’t complain about, team captain Drew Preston’s -6 under par. Preston shot his -6 under par 72-67-71-210 over the three rounds to earn a tie for second place with Calvin Pearson of Wichita State and Brandon Pena of Florida Gulf Coast University. New Mexico State’s Gaston De La Torre won the tournament with a -9 under par, 72-67-68-207. Preston went into the last round only one shot behind De La Torre, but couldn’t overcome the mistakes he made early on during his first round. “I just wasn’t focused, I started off the first round early with a couple bogies and a double bogey,” Preston said. Preston was able to recover from his even par first round to shot a -5 under par in the second round. Then he shot a -1 under par in the third round. “I definitely focused more at the start of the second round, I made a lot of birdies and only shot one bogie in the third round,” he said. “Good ball striking was key for me shooting better.” “It was really encouraging watching how good Drew was playing,” Winger said. “Everyone really played good, even Charlie (Olson) made a good comeback in the third round.” Sophomore Charlie Olson shot a dismal 236, 81-83-72-236,

Drew Preston Finished tied for second at the Rice Intercollegiate. but Winger was impressed with Olson’s determination to comeback and shoot par during the third round. The Falcons ended the first day of the Rice Intercollegiate in tenth place, only 17 shots off of first place, but they had to settle with the ninth place finish. The Falcons shot a +12 over par overall on the par 72 course. Winger said the Westwood Golf Course is an older style course with Bermuda grass. A lot of golfers can have trouble playing on Bermuda grass if threy don’t play on it regularly. “The grass really makes a lot of shots really delicate, it can really affect your short game,” Winger said. Winger isn’t trying to make excuses for his team. For playing at a course they’ve never played at before, Winger was happy at their result. “We beat four teams ranked higher than us, we haven’t been able to do that before this year,” Winger said. The 113th ranked Falcons were able to shoot better than Miami University (94th), Louisiana Tech; (84th), the Nebraska Cornhuskers (101st) and Missouri State (110th). The Falcons finished two shots ahead of Nebraska, who finished 10th at the tournament. The Falcons will take next week off before taking their spring break trip to Florida. They will be practicing and competing for tournament sports during the week long training session at a variety of courses in Florida as well as one day tournament with Mid-American Conference rivals Ball State.


SHOT: BG’s A’uston Calhoun throws up a shot over Ball State’s Jerrod Jones in a game earlier this season.

Freeman’s 20 points lead Ohio past Falcons, 70-60 By BG News Sports Staff

utes into the game, but the Falcons found their rhythm, going on a 17-5 Tommy Freeman scored a game- scoring run over the last 8:33 to take high 20 points to pace three Bobcats a 32-30 lead into the break. BG shot 55.6 percent from the in double figures as Ohio defeated BG, 70-60, Wednesday night at the field in the first half and got 17 Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. bench points. Both teams struggled in the Ohio improves to 14-14 overall and 7-6 in the Mid-American game’s final 20 minutes as BG made Conference, dropping the Falcons nine shots while OU made 10, but the Bobcats’ ability to get to the freeto 12-16 and 7-6 in the MAC. Freeman made the first field goal throw line was the difference. OU made 17 of 23 shots at the of the game with a 3-pointer, which broke Dave Jamerson’s record for charity stripe in the second half, the Ohio career mark for 3-point including 8 of 10 in the game’s final 1:10 to pull away with the win. field goals made. The Bobcats shot 38.5 percent, The Bobcats started hot from the field, leading 14-4 just over five min- while BG shot 47 percent.

Ivo Baltic had 10 points and DeVaughn Washington added a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Craig Sealey led the way for the Falcons with 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting in 23 minutes off the bench. Dee Brown and Jordon Crawford scored 10 points apiece, as Crawford also dished out 10 assists. Scott Thomas scored nine points and added seven rebounds. BG has dropped four straight games and will continue its play on the road Saturday with a game against Miami. The Falcons defeated the RedHawks earlier this season 62-53.

MSU’s Comley to coach final regular season series against BG By Ryan Satkowiak Assistant Sports Editor


TURN: BG’s David Solway evades Northern Michigan’s Andrew Fernandez in a game last Friday.

time made him the third coach in NCAA college hockey history to win national championships at two different schools. “His impact at all three of those schools I know has been great both on and off the ice,” Bergeron said. “To win national championships at two different schools, and to do it in 2007 when the parity of college hockey was major, that’s pretty impressive stuff.” However, Comley’s Spartans have vastly underachieved this season, sitting at 10th place in the CCHA standings with a 9-15-2 conference record, despite having a talented roster. “If you look (at their forwards) that is where they are most dangerous in terms of depth,” Bergeron said. “If you’re going to fool around with the puck and aren’t ready to make good, hard plays with the puck then they can hurt you.”

The BG hockey team had a special moment when it honored its four-member senior class before Saturday’s game. This weekend, the Falcons (822-4, 3-19-4-2 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) will watch as not only Michigan State’s seniors have their special moment, but as their coach does as well. Rick Comley, who has coached at Michigan State since 2002 and is one of six coaches to have recorded 700 career wins, announced in January he we retire following this season. Like BG’s senior class, this weekend will be his last home series coached at Munn Ice Arena. “He’s been a pretty special guy for college hockey; he’s a guy that, for me, has always had the time of day even when I was an assistant coach,” said BG coach Red Hot Chris Bergeron. “I think that he’s a guy who’s always seemed to Over the past month, Andrew have the best interest of college Hammond has taken control of hockey in mind.” the starting goaltender job for He started his head coach- the Falcons. ing career at Lake Superior and In his last five starts, he has given won national championships at See HOCKEY | Page 7 Northern Michigan (1991) and Michigan State (2007), which at the

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Get to know the Falcons: men’s basketball guard Joe Jakubowski Compiled by Ryan Sanner Reporter

Jakubowski is a senior on the Falcon basketball team. The 6-foot-2-inch guard is a candidate for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award, given to the top point guard in the country. Prior to Saturday’s game against Youngtown State, he was shooting 32.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the three-point line. Jakubowski has 25 assists this season and has cashed in on all five of his free throws. “Joe’s consistency of character on and off the court is impressive,” said coach Louis Orr. “He leads our team with his lifestyle and in the decisions he makes.” “Our players respect him for his witness for Christ and his consistency in that. He is a resilient player and has an ability to bounce back. His experience on the court is important for our team.”

BACKGROUND Hometown: Rossford, Ohio High School: Toledo St. John’s.

Top accomplishment: Receiving a scholarship to play Division I basketball. Pet peeve: When someone horribly insults and hurts another person in front of everyone, then tries to play it off by saying “I was just kidding.” Person most admired: My father and brothers. Person I’d like to meet: Joseph from the Bible. First job: Basketball camp counselor. First real job was being a host at Waffle House. That experience really made me appreciate getting an education.

SUDOKU To play: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. There is no guessing or math involved. Just use logic to solve

Plans for 2011 Spring Break: Win the MAC tournament. After graduation plans: I am not sure yet. I have a few ideas but nothing really concrete that I can talk about.

FAVORITES Foods: Pizza, pasta with alfredo sauce and bread sticks. If you can’t tell, I really like Italian. Musical artists: Shai Linne, Lecrae, Timothy Brindle, Hillsong, David Crowder band, Cory Asbury, Shachah, Fred Hammond, Stephen the Levite.

Major: Business Management.

Actor/Actress: Will Smith and Denzel Washington.


Movies: “Book of Eli,” “Remember the Titans,” all of the Toy Stories, “John Q,” “Elf,” “Furious Love,” “I am Legend,”

Pre-game ritual: I like to be by myself, turn on some music and pray before I go to the gym.


JUMPER: Joe Jakubowski shoots a jump shot in a game earlier this season. “Cinderella Man,” “Finding Nemo,” “Home Alone 2.” TV shows: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Office.” Books: The Bible, “The Hole in Our Gospel,” “Why I Believe,” “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day,” “Win Every Battle.” Car: 2008 Gold Kia Rio.

Stores: Don’t really have a favorite, but if I need something I go to Walmart. Hobbies: Video games, leisure reading, hanging out with friends, playing Mafia, Zoo, Catch Phrase, and Four on a Couch all in the same night, and talking with others about things that really matter.

17-year old Matteo Manassero beats Steve Stricker in first round of Match Play Championships By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press

MARANA, Ariz. — Matteo Manassero of Italy made an impressive debut as the youngest player ever at the Match Play Championship, beating Steve Stricker as the wildest day in golf lived up to its reputation Wednesday. The 17-year-old Manassero took the lead on the 16th hole when Stricker missed a 6-foot putt, then closed out the American with a 20-foot birdie putt on the next hole for a 2-and-1 victory. “It’s already a big achievement for me,” Manassero said. “I’m not expecting that much out of match play because I’m not used to playing match play against such big players. We’ll see what happens next round. But here, everybody is very good.” The other two teenagers in the field had a tougher time. Ryo Ishikawa of Japan lost in 20 holes to Charl Schwartzel, while PGA champion Martin


Kaymer already was 5 up through eight holes against Seung-yul Noh. In afternoon matches still in progress, Tiger Woods recovered from a sloppy start and was 1 up on Thomas Bjorn through 12 holes, while top-seeded Lee Westwood was 1-up over Henrik Stenson through 10 holes. Stricker was the highest seed (No. 8) to be eliminated. Jim Furyk, the No. 10 seed, lost to Ryan Palmer. Phil Mickelson, who didn’t decide until two weeks ago to even play the tournament, had no trouble beating Brendan Jones of Australia. The first three matches set the tone for the fickle format. Ian Poulter became the first defending champion in nine years to be eliminated in the first round, despite having difficult remembering any bad shots he hit against Stewart Cink. All he could recall was Cink making one big putt after another — seven of them from the 6-

“It’s already a big achievement for me ... We’ll see what happens next round. But here, everybody is very good.” Matteo Manassero | Golfer foot range or longer — to win in 19 holes. Cink never led in the match until a 6-iron into 4 feet on No. 1, the first extra hole. “This is a big win for my confidence because I don’t know if there’s a tougher player in the field in match play than Ian Poulter,” Cink said. “It’s a big win for me.” Poulter didn’t make a single putt over 5 feet. “He didn’t miss a putt,” Poulter said. “That’s what you have to do. I did that last year. I didn’t this year and got punished for it.” Poulter was stunned that as defending champion he was in the first match of the tournament — even though the No. 12 seed has led off at Match Play ever since it moved to Arizona in 2007

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up only nine goals, good for a 1.76 goals-against average and a save percentage of .939. He has posted a record of 1-2-0-2 in those starts. “It’s definitely the most consistent that I’ve felt at least,” Hammond told Fred Pletsch on “Inside the CCHA” radio show earlier this week. “Slowly but surely, I’ve built some confidence this season, and now statistically I kind of see some of the benefits of that.” After yielding the start to Nick Eno on senior night, Bergeron has not yet decided who would patrol the crease for Friday night’s game against Michigan State. “I think it’s going to play out this week in practice,” Bergeron said. “I think right now Andrew is getting results ... I don’t over think

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Getting healthy After being out this past weekend with a concussion, Marc Rodriguez is expected to suit up this weekend for the Falcons. “He told me that he could have gone on Saturday, but obviously we wanted to be cautious with him,” Bergeron said. In add it ion, t he Fa lcon s received a boost on defense t his past weekend with the returns of Jake Sloat — who had missed a month with a quad strain — and Ian Ruel. However, according to Bergeron, Ruel was banged up in practice on Tuesday and is unsure if it is related to the concussion he suffered against Notre Dame or if it is a new injury.

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525 Ridge | 419-352-3588 10 beds, 1 booth No appointment needed



248 N. Main | 419-354-1559 16 beds, 2 booths • Mystic Tan No appointment needed


993 S. Main | 419-353-8826 5 beds, 2 booths • appt. available

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Fall 2011 Registration


Go to:

1. select > student center 2. select > enroll 3. select > add


Start Dates

Mar 14 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 17 Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 25

Graduate Students Non-Degree Graduate Students Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Guest Students

You can access everything that you need, including tutorials, via the “Student Center” at the MyBGSU portal.

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1 Sierra Nevada resort 6 Like some checking accounts 11 Scand. land 14 Observe Yom Kippur 15 Neptune’s realm 16 When repeated, a Latin dance 17 Feature of the answers to starred clues 19 Children’s author/illustrator Asquith 20 Icky stuff 21 Common flashlight power source 22 Endure 23 *Poker holdings 25 Actor Dillon et al. 26 Hwys. 27 Chinese discipline 28 Cut’s partner 31 *Subdued 34 First N.L. 500 home run club member

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2 Leaning 3 __ society 4 Cocktail preparation phrase 5 Sushi fish 6 Tally symbol 7 Large wedding band 8 Strikes one as 9 Viscount’s superior 10 One-third of ninety? 36 IV units 11 *Pocketed the cue 39 __ perpetua: Idaho’s motto ball 41 “__ My Heart”: 1962 12 Obligatory joke #1 R&B hit for Ray response Charles 13 Park Avenue resi43 Going rate? dent, e.g. 45 Coil of yarn 18 ER tests 46 Western chasers 22 Secular 47 Ply 24 Imagines 48 “¿__ usted español?” 25 Young food court 49 Paula’s “American loiterer Idol” replacement 27 Afternoon service 28 Gift shop items on a 50 Steel plow developer 52 Winter forecast rotating stand 55 John Lennon Museum 29 Where to see a founder caboose 56 VII x VIII 30 *Fortes 31 USC or NYU 32 Prov. on James Bay 33 Amer. currency




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Office of Registration and Records 110 Administration Building

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304 N. Summit 605 Clough 123 University Lane

Newlove Rentals 332 S. Main (our only office) 419-352-5620

• Three bedroom houses • Close to campus


The BG News - February 24, 2011