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Volume 90, Issue 120

Jerome Library adds snacks to the stacks By Alex Aspacher Reporter


BOOK WORMS: Students gather to study at Jerome Library’s reserve room Monday. The room has been cleared to make space for a food and beverage store, as many books are now reserved online.


Board of Trustees to name next president

The University’s 11th president will be announced today. The Board of Trustees will meet at 10:30 a.m. in room 201 of the Union to name President Carol Cartwright’s successor, according to the University. Its selection will be announced at 11:15 a.m. in the Union Ballroom. A reception will follow. The next president will be one of three finalists: William Ruud, of Shippensburg University; Mary Ellen Mazey, of Auburn University; or Gary Miller, of Wichita State University.


Mayor swears in new police chief at city council Bradford Conner was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police at the city council meeting Monday. Conner was sworn in by Mayor John Quinn in front of the American flag with more than 40 people watching. He unofficially became chief Saturday after Gary Spencer, former chief of police, finished his last day.

drinks and some coffee drinks in the fall, Paulus said. However, the facility will be limited due to the The University is moving forward structure of the building. “The library is pretty much a vacuwith plans for a food and beverage store in Jerome Library, and con- um,” Paulus said. struction could begin by the end of This prevents adding espresthe month, said University Dining so machines and prepared food Services Director Michael Paulus. because the steam could not be The glass-enclosed room near properly ventilated. the library entrance, which used This project has been in the to hold the reserve desk, has been works since November, but the cleared for the shop that will be University has been considering similar to Outtakes. others for much longer. Starbucks Dining services will spend about was also considered for Jerome $85,000 to begin selling snacks, Library when it was selected for

the Union, but was passed over because of the cost of fixing the ventilation problems, Paulus said. Kay Parker has only been the library dean since last July, but said students and staff have been looking forward to having more than just vending machines for a long time. “Outtakes was a compromise because of the building requirements, but we’re very anxious for this service,” Parker said. The space that used to have the

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‘a sense of community’ The Common Good offers free meals, opens doors to all LEFT: From left, sophomore Shane Juntila, Common Good Program Coordinator Reise Sample, Common Good Treasurer Rick Cullman, and senior Michael Lee feast on a dinner of stir fry and bread. The Common Good has a free meal every Monday at 5:30, open to anyone. Sample said the dinners usually attract 15 people. The goal of the weekly dinners, and of The Common Good, is to reach out to as many people as possible and to get people interested and involved in bettering the community, she said. “The Common Good itself isn’t religiously or politically affiliated,” she said. “It’s just about helping the community.” TOP RIGHT: The Common Good house is at 113 Crim St. It is open 24/7 to everyone, with free WiFi, coffee, tea and lots of bread, Sample said. “We have more bread than we know what to do with, actually,” she said. BOTTOM RIGHT: Lee loads up his plate before heading into the living room to eat. The dance major said he spends a lot of time at The Common Good and has even started giving dance lessons there. “I get a sense of community here,” he said. “The people here kind of have like-minded ideas.” PHOTOS BY HANNAH SPARLING | THE BG NEWS

Student government election to begin April 4


Three candidates announce platforms, running mates By Max Filby Assistant Web Editor


HIKE: Members of Net Impact and other volunteers walk a 3-mile trek throughout campus and the city Monday evening to raise awareness for World Water Week. They will continue to walk the route throughout the week. Some members are using a faucet at Moseley Hall as their “village well.” These members intend to collect all water needed for their personal use from this location throughout the week, including showers and drinking water.

CITY City residents shoot hoops

Parks and Recreation hosted a March Madness Shootout at the Bowling Green Training and Community Center for all ages. See photos | Page 3

FORUM ‘Friday’ highlights bad music Columnist Chad Every thinks Internet sensation Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is no worse than any of the music that is played on the radio on a regular basis | Page 4

vice president are current members of USG. This year’s election will also mark the first time in two years a previous Students will pick their next Undergraduate Student vice president will not run. Since no Government president, beginning candidate is a returning vice president, USG President Kevin Basch April 4. The candidates are Emily and Vice President Dan Caldwell Ancinec, Jake West and Clayton will not endorse a candidate. Stewart and their running mates, “I don’t want to influence the Rob Orians, Joshua James and students’ opinion in that way,” Cassy Collier, respectively. Caldwell said. “This election is for Students can vote through a the students.” link on bottom right corner of the USG will hold a debate among the University’s homepage until April 6. candidates March 31 at 9 p.m. in the “I think we have a lot of great Union Theater. candidates and a lot of new faces,” The next USG president and vice said Justin Albright, USG chief president will be announced April 8 administrator. “It’s really going to in the Union. be a close race. I don’t think we’ve had a race that seemed this close See USG | Page 2 in a long time.” All candidates for president and



Falcons lose twice to Cleveland State

How much water do you use daily?

The BG baseball team dropped two of three games to Cleveland State this weekend, splitting a day and night doubleheader on Saturday while losing Sunday in 10 innings | Page 6

ASHLEY SHAFFER Sophomore, Communication

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Pawlenty announces White House committee in Web video Minn. governor raised money, took steps toward a 2012 presidential campaign By Brian Bakst and Philip Elliott The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor largely unknown outside his home state, on Monday became the first major Republican presidential candidate in a slowto-gel GOP field, launching an exploratory committee for the 2012 race. In a Hollywood-style Web video designed to appeal to tea partyers and establishment Republicans alike, Pawlenty urged GOP backers to join him to “take back our government. This is our country.” “Today, I’m announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to run for president of the United States,” Pawlenty said. The move almost certainly will lead to a fullblown candidacy for the Republican nomination. Pawlenty is taking the most

concrete steps toward a White House run, raising money and announcing he will file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Earlier in the day, he told allies he would base a presidential campaign in Minnesota. Even so, he remains an unknown in a field that lacks a front-runner. A Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted earlier this month found roughly six in 10 voters had no opinion of Pawlenty. In the video, Pawlenty played up his humble roots and the challenges facing the country. He said he knows the pain facing Americans in this tough economy. “At a young age, I saw up close the face of challenge, the face of hardship and the face of job loss. Over the last year I’ve traveled to nearly every state in the country and I know many Americans are feeling that way today. I know that feeling. I lived it,” Pawlenty said. “But there is a brighter


president in order to “strengthen the student voice.” If elected, Ancinec would From Page 1 like to host USG general assembly meetings in a more public Clayton Stewart: Stewart is running for presi- location while also looking into re-evaluating University dent for a second time. “Over the past year I’ve policies concerning weather really gotten to know how the and the campus shuttles. University operates on a fiscal Jake West: level,” Stewart said. “I think West joined USG as a fresh[Collier] and I have a lot to man and left the organization bring to the table.” Stewart has been a member in order to study abroad in of USG for the past two years. Spain last Spring. He rejoined If elected, Stewart plans to USG this past semester when address possible student eval- Basch and Caldwell appointed uations of advisers, parking him City Liaison. “I’ve noticed there always issues on campus and recruitseems to be a large void ment at the University. between USG members and the students,” West said. “I’d Emily Ancinec: Ancinec is a three-year really like to try filling that void member of USG and is the only by reaching out more through female candidate for president multiple mediums.” West would like to reach out in the past two elections. “I think we have a very to students through social netunique combination, and working sites such as Facebook we’re are from a different con- and Twitter and the USG webstituency than the other can- site. West would also like to address campus transportadidates,” Ancinec said. Ancinec decided to run for tion as part of his presidency.

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future for America.” Pawlenty, a conservative Republican who ran a Democratic-leaning state for two terms, has methodically moved toward a national campaign since announcing in 2009 that he wouldn’t seek a third term. Since then, he stepped up his travel to early contest states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, recruited Republican aides with presidential campaign experience, and courted GOP donors. Pawlenty’s advisers are banking on a strong showing in Iowa to propel him through other critical primary states. He has made near monthly visits to Iowa since last summer and is due there the first two days of April. His next New Hampshire stop is scheduled for April 15, when he’ll take part in a tea party-sponsored tax day rally. The Republican presidential field has been slow to form compared to past election cycles as familiar names such as Sarah Palin mull bids

and other potential hopefuls like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich work behind the scenes on their candidacies. The harsh media spotlight and the expense of a fullblown campaign operation deterred Republicans from early official announcements in the expected race against President Barack Obama, who is certain to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Gingrich has said he is testing the waters, and the FEC makes no distinction between that step and an exploratory committee. However, Pawlenty’s actions move him closer to an official announcement. A top Pawlenty adviser, Phil Musser, urged supporters during a call earlier in the day to wait until April to make campaign donations so the money shows up in the fundraising report for the Aprilto-June period and not the one for the first three months of this year, when Pawlenty was on a book tour and not aggressively raising cash.


collections floors, but Parker said the library will relax its policy for other areas to supFrom Page 1 port the new service. “I’m glad we’re finally going reserve desk was a good choice because many to be able to offer something books are now reserved that will help students be able to stay at the library and online, she said. Like many of the other study longer,” Parker said. The library snack bar is campus construction projects, the University wants to likely only part of an effort include students in naming to expand dining options the facility. Parker said she even further. The University will soon post a survey for wants to have options all over students to vote on names for campus and may consider Olscamp Hall for another the snack bar. Food and drinks will still facility in the next few years, not be allowed on special Paulus said.


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Jeremiah Stuart, of Toledo, was cited for assault at the Union.

Brittany Hensaw, of Pickerington, Ohio, and Devin Brownlee, of Cleveland, were cited for drug abuse in Lot K.

11:21 P.M.

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Zach Jones, of Findlay, was cited for underage under the influence and obstructing official business at Conklin Hall.

Ronald Keaton II, of New Albany, N.Y., was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in Lot J.


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An exit sign was reportedly ripped out of the ceiling at McDonald North. 1:35 A.M.

Kyle Baker, of Smithville, Ohio, was cited for willful wanton disregard on private property at McDonald North.


Michael Mowry, of Temperance, 20 Mich., was cited for operating a vehicle impaired on East Wooster 1:41 A.M. Street. Josephine Fouts, of Toledo, was cited for disorderly con3:40 A.M. duct and underage under the Shane Esmonde, of Lima, Ohio, influence in Lot A. was cited for underage under the influence at HarshmanChapman. ONLINE: Go to for the complete blotter list.


Texas man gets first full face transplant in US Marilynn Marchione and Russell Contreras The Associated Press

BOSTON — A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation’s first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his 3-year-old daughter. Dallas Wiens, 25, received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an unidentified dead person in an operation paid for by the U.S. military, who want to use what is learned to help soldiers with severe facial wounds. Wiens will not resemble “either what he used to be or the donor,” but something in between said plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac. “The tissues are really molded on a new person.” Pomahac led a team of more than 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital during the 15-hour operation last week. Wiens was listed in good condition at the Boston hospital on Monday. He did not appear at a news conference with the surgeon. The Fort Worth man’s features were all but burned away and he was left blind after hitting a power line while painting a church in November 2008. The transplant was not able to restore his sight, and some nerves were so badly damaged from his injury that he will probably have only partial sensation on his left cheek and left forehead, the surgeon said. “When I saw Dallas for the first time I was worried that there may not be much we could do,” said Pomahac. Wiens has been able to talk to his family on the phone, said his grandfather, Del Peterson, who attended the news conference Monday. After the accident, Wiens said “he could choose to get bitter or he could choose to get better.” His choice was to get better. “Thank God today he’s better,” Peterson said. In an Associated Press story and a YouTube video last fall, Wiens said poignantly why he wanted a transplant and how he wanted to smile again and feel kisses from his daughter, Scarlette, who turns 4 next month. Face transplants give horribly disfigured people hope of an option other than “looking in the mirror and hating what they see,” he said.

“ ... I was worried that there may not be much we could do.” Bohdan Pomahac | Surgeon No details about the donor were disclosed. Peterson said his grandson hopes to become an advocate for facial donations, and he thanked the donor family. “You will forever remain in our hearts and our prayers and we are grateful for your selflessness,” he said The surgery was paid for by the Defense Department from a $3.4 million grant given to the hospital for transplant research. The new federal health care law also allowed Wiens to get insurance coverage under his father’s plan for the expensive drugs he will have to take for the rest of his life to prevent rejection of his new face. He will be covered until he turns 26 in May. He expects to be eligible soon under Medicare, which insures the disabled as well as those over 65. Wiens had no insurance when he was injured; Medicaid covered about two dozen operations until his disability payments put him over the income limit. About a dozen face transplants have been done worldwide, in the U.S., France, Spain and China. This was the third in the U.S. and the second at the Boston hospital. The previous one was in April 2009 — the partial replacement of the face of a man who was injured in a freak accident. In 2008, Connie Culp became the nation’s first partial face transplant recipient. She underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Pomahac said one of the two people on the waiting list in Boston for a face transplant is Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman who was mauled and blinded by a friend’s 200-pound chimpanzee. The animal ripped off Nash’s hands, nose, lips and eyelids. She is also waiting for hand transplants. The world’s first face transplant, also a partial, was done in France in 2005 on a woman mauled by her dog. Doctors in Spain performed the first full face transplant last March for a farmer who was unable to breathe or eat on his own after accidentally shooting himself in the face.


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


How much water do you use daily?

“I drink eight bottles a day and take two showers a day.”

“Maybe 5 gallons.”

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“Thirty-five gallons a day.”

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Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ is no worse than other current songs MAN, BOILS MY




FALCON SCREECH Oh, Spanish teacher, why must you start class so early? I do believe that the class is scheduled at 10:30, not 10:25. Some of us have class right before yours and have to walk quite a ways to get to your class. As boring as the class may be, I want to be able to get all the information so I do not fail your test. Thanks. — GET A WATCH So, the image for the new BG1 cards was released, and my immediate reaction was to think that there were two options, and I could pick either the classic orange building or the creepy football Falcons. Then, to my horror, I noticed that there was no choice; I was going to be trapped with the incestuous mascots. They are to be right next to my face, staring with sick delight at my inability to get away. I don’t mind that I can now link my BG1 account with PNC, whom I don’t bank with, or that some people may wish to have a slightly more graphically designed background that would be more attractive in general. (Hey wait, doesn’t BG have a graphic design program? Hm.) No, I just don’t want giant puppets hugging in some creepy position, right next to my face, in my wallet, hiding, lurking, waiting for the moment I go to get my bank card and accidentally grab this graphic monstrosity instead, so they can watch my soul die a little every time my eyes catch theirs. — BICA On March 15, the BG News featured an insert called The Obsidian which featured many well written articles about diversity and how it effects those who attend the University. However, there was one article in particular that stood out in its complete hypocrisy and poor word choice. The article titled “Shades of Love” by Tyler Strittmatter started out with good intentions, but turned sour about halfway through. Tyler said, and I quote: “It means that they don’t like the opposite sex of their own race and that dating someone outside their race will make them better.” How, in an article that is intended to shatter the outdated and old-fashioned forms of discrimination that have plagued our society for decades ceased to acknowledge the fact that not all relationships are heterosexual? Whomever was in charge of editing this piece clearly dropped the ball by not realizing that the use of the phrase “the opposite sex” would be hurtful and ignorant in an article that should be promoting diversity amongst all races, ethnicities and genders. — THE OBSIDIAN ABSURDITIES

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I would listen to countless hours of The Beatles, Santana, Chumbawamba and The Police, among others. I was not only spoon-fed simplistic and crap Disney Channel music, like it is so common to do now. I argue that as long as people like Bieber get nominated for Grammys, as long as people truly think Lil’ Wayne is the best rapper alive, as long as people swear that country music is the best style of music, the Rebecca Blacks of the world will be knocking at the door, waiting to get in. Slowly, but surely, they will ... they always do. People create art, not because they love art/music, but because they want to make something that people find easily digestible — something they don’t need to think about. So people can laugh and joke about how bad Black’s song is, but do they really know why they’re laughing? Look at the top 20 most played songs in your iTunes. Now think real hard, do you have room to laugh? Or are you the kind of person the writers of “Friday” thought were simplistic

minded enough to like their song? With your bubblegum pop, your uninspired country and your limited vocabulary and cookie cutter rap — I think Rebecca Black is laughing at you. She’s laughing at you because there was actually a chance in the world you would’ve LOVED her song if you heard it on the radio right next to the general amount of crap that is on the Billboard 100. So I encourage you to think of Black’s smug face any and every time you listen to uninspired and/or incompetent music. “I have you right where I want you, and I’ll get you next time,” she whispers into your ear. You turn the Black Eyed Peas song playing on your iPod up, hoping to drown her whisper out, but only succeeding in proving her point all the more. We, we, we, so excited. (Note: This article was written while listening to the inspired hip-hop music of P.O.S., Kanye West and Talib Kweli.) Respond to Chad at

Friendships between teens with small age differences are not immoral By Charlotte Knight, The Daily Titan (California State University Fullerton) College News Network

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been accused of being a pedophile. Oh, just me? OK ... I should probably put my hand down now. See, apparently it’s immoral for a 17-year-old girl to befriend a 15-year-old boy. The friendship only means they are having promiscuous, unprotected sex that the girl would, of course, force upon the boy against his will. In turn, that would cause the boy to grow into a sexual deviant that lies to and rebels against his parents. Yes, that’s exactly how it goes down, according to my friend’s mother, who actually got on the phone with my father and one of my

“See, apparently it’s immoral for a 17year-old girl to befriend a 15-year-old boy. The friendship only means they are having promiscuous, unprotected sex ...” high school teachers to tell them that not only was I a pedophile, but a rapist, a bad influence on her son and that she was not ready to be a grandmother. All after she took one look at me when I came to pick my friend up and said, “He’s not going anywhere with you.” My father laughed after he hung up with her, and my high school teacher defended my honor. They thought she may have been a few sandwiches short of a picnic, if you get my drift. This woman disrespectfully hanging the American flag upside down in front

of her house after the 2008 elections strengthened that opinions. But that leaves one to question: What exactly is my “age of consent” if not 17? Biologically, it would have been 13, when I got my first period in the middle of math class while wearing beige shorts. Under Californian law, it would have been two years ago, when I turned 18. In this great, beautiful, bankrupt state, there really are no precise legal restrictions against two people under the age of 18 dating. A lot of factors like a level

of trust and sexual activities are taken into account. For example, if my high school classmate and I — both in our middle teens with sex drives and understanding of what natural, sexual desires we were feeling and why — really were gettin’ down and dirty, that would be a lot less strange than if I was 17 and he was still in elementary school. Then his mother would come off as a lot less paranoid and be correct in her accusations, as I would be fooling around with someone who still thinks girls have cooties. But even dating after 18 can be a pretty shady subject, too. I have reached that point in my life where, unfortunately, I legally can’t do anything to stop older gentlemen from seeking “companionship” with me.


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hit for pop radio. So, perhaps, it’s not as CHAD EVERY much Black calling the music COLUMNIST industry’s bluff as it is her label and songwriters behind her mind-numbing single. With people honestly Rebecca Black is calling America’s music indus- believing that Lil’ Wayne is the best rapper alive, Justin try’s bluff. If you haven’t heard her Bieber being nominated for viral sensation “Friday” yet, a Grammy, people thinking get your head out of that hole that Lady Gaga is anything in the ground and head to but Madonna 2.0 and others YouTube. It is quite possibly proclaiming country music the worst pop song I have (truly) is amazing — it is not ever heard, and Rolling Stone a wonder to me that the writsaid Black created an unin- ers of “Friday” thought they tentional parody of modern could lower the public standard for what “music” is just pop music. While Black, as a person another .01 percent — just and so-called musician, has enough for people to stomach little or nothing to do with the this disgusting song. While Ark Music Factory creation of this song — she is undoubtedly the scape- (Black’s label) argues that goat for it. CNN reported they created this song for that her mother paid some younger audiences, I would odd $2,000 for the whole ask you then why Bieber “Friday” package (writing of is played on mainstream the song, recording of the radio — let alone being song, music video). While nominated for a considerthe mother’s intentions are ably prestigious award. I would also like to point out not clearly stated, we could all assume the ridiculous that, when I was young, the reasons as to why, but those most “kid music” I listened to was Disney soundtracks, reasons don’t matter. What matters most is that and Hanson ... both of which a pop song like “Friday” was actually had some really good created, and was built to be a songs. Moreover though,

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WORLD BRIEFS Latest in Japan’s quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis JAPAN (AP) — The containment structures at three reactors at Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant are intact, according to U.S. regulators. Smoke rose from two of the units Monday, forcing workers trying to cool them to pull back. The cause of the smoke at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was under investigation. Early in the day, the Health Ministry advised one village about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the plant not to drink tap water due to elevated levels of iodine. Still, the government said the radiation levels were too small to pose an immediate health risk. The sale of produce from some regions has been banned after traces of radiation were found. The World Bank said rebuilding after the earthquake and tsunami may cost $235 billion.

Venezuela hands over drug suspects to US, Dutch CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has turned over a Colombian drug suspect to U.S. authorities and sent five other suspects to the Netherlands and Colombia, where they face charges ranging from drug trafficking to murder. Venezuelan Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said Gloria Rojas Valencia is accused by U.S. authorities of being a member of Mexico’s Zetas drug gang. The 53-year-old Rojas was captured in January. Officials describe her as the companion of Colombian drug suspect Luis Frank Tello Candelo, who was deported to the U.S. last year. El Aissami said Monday that 61-year-old Dutch suspect Merk Anton Hernan is being sent to the Netherlands to face drug charges.

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Gunmen kill 11 road workers in Pakistan

New hunt planned for AF447 wreckage in Brazil

At defiant march, Syrians shout, ‘No more fear!’

16 dead in plane crash in Republic of Congo

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A security official said gunmen have attacked a camp for road construction workers in an area of southwestern Pakistan where separatist rebels are active, killing 11 people. Azittalah said the attack late Monday took place close to the port town of Gwadar in Baluchistan province. Azittalah, who heads a tribal security force, says four attackers hit the camp before fleeing on motorbikes. Rebels have been fighting for an independent state in the region since the 1960s. In recent years they have often killed non-Baluch settlers. Azittalah, who goes by a single name, did not identify the victims, though many laborers in Baluchistan are settlers.

SAO PAULO (AP) — French officials say investigators are ready to begin a fourth search for the wreckage of an Air France jet that crashed off Brazil’s coast two years ago. The June 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 killed all 228 people on board. The jet went down as it hit a high-altitude thunderstorm while en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro. Investigators are searching for the jet’s data-filled “black boxes” to determine what caused the crash. Martine del Bono is a spokeswoman with the French accident investigation agency overseeing the search. He said that the search will begin late Monday or early Tuesday and will run until July. A boat carrying three underwater robots will scour an area off Brazil’s northeastern coast.

DARAA, Syria — Syrians chanting “No more fear!” held a defiant march Monday after a deadly government crackdown failed to quash three days of mass protests in a southern city — an extraordinary outpouring in a country that is known for brutally suppressing dissent. Riot police armed with clubs chased the small group away without casualties, but traces of earlier, larger demonstrations were everywhere: burned-out and looted government buildings, a dozen torched vehicles, an office of the ruling Baath party with its windows knocked out. Protesters also burned an office of the telecommunications company Syriatel, which is owned in part by the president’s cousin. The unrest in the city of Daraa started Friday after security troops fired at protesters, killing five people. Over the next two days, two more people died and authorities sealed the city, allowing people out but not in, as thousands of enraged protesters set fire to government buildings and demonstrated around the city. — Bassem Mroue (AP)

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — At least 16 people were killed when a cargo plane crashed Monday into a densely populated Republic of Congo neighborhood, according to witnesses and a cameraman who captured the plane’s fall on video. The Antonov 32 — owned by private company Trans Air Congo (TAC) — crashed in the Mvoumvou area of Pointe-Noire, the country’s economic capital, burying several houses in debris. Marc Ibata Ngassaki, a cameraman for state-owned television, said the pilot was able to get of the cockpit before the plane came to a rest. He said he saw rescuers remove at least 16 bodies from inside, including three crew members. Ambulances and medical personnel raced to the scene, and it was not immediately known how many more casualties there were or how many people died on the ground. The Republic of Congo is often overshadowed by its much larger neighbor, Congo — the scene of numerous crashes involving aging Soviet planes. — Louis Okamba (AP)

New York Times journalists Obama applauds released by Libyan authorities Chile’s democracy By Desmond Butler and Emilio Morenatti The Associated Press

at the dusty border crossing into Tunisia that has been used by tens of thousands of people fleeing violence. “We’re overjoyed to report RAS AJDIR, Tunisia — Four New York Times journal- that our four journalists missists who were held captive ing in Libya since Tuesday in Libya for six days were morning are free and have freed Monday by authorities arrived safely in Tunisia,” and crossed the border into New York Times executive editor Bill Keller wrote in a Tunisia, the newspaper said. Reporter Anthony Shadid, message to staff. He said the paper had photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario and videogra- received confirmation from pher Stephen Farrell left Libya Libyan officials on Thursday

“We’re overjoyed to report that our four journalists ... are free ...” Bill Keller | NY Times editor that the four were in custody but would soon be freed. They were allowed to speak with relatives Thursday night, Keller wrote. The four had been handed

over to the Turkish ambassador in Tripoli, said Rauf Denktas, a spokesman for the Turkish Embassy in Washington. Keller’s note said the Turkish government played a key role in “overseeing the release” of its journalists and ensuring they reached Tunisia and “we are particularly indebted.” In a separate statement, the Times also thanked the British and U.S. governments as well as members of the Libyan government.

Captured Gazan said to be suffering in custody Gag order on Israeli authorities limits details about the kidnapping of Dirar Abu Sisi GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian human rights group released new details Monday about a Gazan man who vanished on a Ukrainian train and resurfaced in an Israeli prison, saying that he was dragged out of his sleeper car, hooded and handcuffed by Israeli agents, forced onto a plane and taken to Israel. It was the most detailed account of how Dirar Abu Sisi, a top engineer at Gaza’s power plant, made his way to Israel after disappearing Feb. 19 en route from Kharkov to Kiev. Israeli authorities have

said little about the case because of a gag order. TheGaza-basedPalestinian Center for Human Rights said it was permitted to send a lawyer to visit Abu Sisi on Sunday. It said the 42-yearold father of six described a harrowing ordeal. Abu Sisi, who is married to a Ukrainian, was in the country while applying for residency there. The rights group quoted him as saying that he was traveling to meet his brother when three people forcibly removed him from the train

and drove him — handcuffed and hooded — to a Kiev apartment. He said at least six people who identified themselves as Mossad, or Israeli intelligence, interrogated him before flying him to Israel, according to the rights group. The group also said Abu Sisi’s health is deteriorating and that he suffers from gallstones and requires bloodthinning medication. “He is experiencing serious psychological problems after going into long and continued investigation

sessions,” it said. The Associated Press reported on his disappearance on March 10. But most details — including why Israel would want him so badly — have remained elusive. His Ukrainian wife, Veronika, accused Mossad of abducting him to sabotage the power plant, but denied speculation that he was tied to Hamas militants. Abu Sisi is a top official at Gaza’s electric plant — meaning he would need to have good relations with the Hamas government.

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SANTIAGO, Chile — President Barack Obama held up Latin America as a shining example for those in the Middle East fighting for democracy, while urging leaders in the region to recommit themselves to defending human rights and strengthening democratic institutions in their own countries. “At a time when people around the world are reaching for their freedoms, Chile shows that, yes, it is possible to transition from dictatorship to democracy, and to do so peacefully,” said Obama Monday. Speaking at the midway point of his five-day tour of Latin America, Obama declared the region ready to take on more responsibility on the world stage, and said the United States no longer views it as one embroiled in perpetual conflict or trapped in endless cycles of poverty.

“Indeed, the world must now recognize Latin America for the dynamic and growing region that it truly is,” he said. Much of Obama’s public diplomacy here has been overshadowed by the U.S.-led international effort to create a no-fly zone in Libya to protect civilians against massacre by forces loyal to longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi. During his first stop, a two-day visit to Brazil, he balanced outreach to an increasingly influential Latin American neighbor with meetings and secure phone calls to approve missile attacks on Libya’s air defenses. En route to Chile, Obama was briefed on the operation in Libya during an hour-long conference call with top U.S. officials. TheWhiteHousehassought to keep the focus of Obama’s trip on strengthening the partnership between the U.S. and Latin America, and aides billed president’s remarks Monday as an address to people across the region.







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BG splits Saturday doubleheader, falls Sunday to Cleveland State By Michele Wysocki Reporter

Frank took the mound and gave up a single, allowing two runs, which moved the Vikings ahead 5-1. The Vikings scored again in the The Falcons finished 1-2 against Cleveland State in their week- seventh, before the Falcons struck back in the eighth. end series. In the top of the eighth, Sambula BG played a total of 32 innings over the two days: a double header hit the first two BG batters. on Saturday and an afternoon game Sophomore Matt Pitzulo came up on Sunday. The team scored a total with a RBI double down the left of 15 runs, but it was not enough to field line, scoring freshman Andrew Kubuski from second. Sambula went get a series win. Game one against Cleveland on to hit another batter and walk State ended in a 6-4 loss for the one, allowing the Falcons’ second Falcons, as the pitching from Viking run of the inning to score. BG scored Anthony Sambula kept the Falcons’ once more before the inning was over, but that would be their last. bats quiet. Head coach Danny Schmitz said BG scored in the second, taking an early lead over the Vikings. the team needs to improve offenJunior Patrick Martin was hit by a sively, and didn’t swing the bats pitch, advanced to second and was as much as he would have liked. brought in on a single to left-center Schmitz is also looking to prepare for conference games. field by senior Ryan Schlater. The teams played another game Cleveland State answered in the third inning, scoring three runs, Saturday evening, where the Falcons rallied back to defeat the Vikings 9-7 all unearned. Right-handed sophomore pitch- in extra innings. Cleveland State took an early lead er Cody Apthrope earned the start for BG on Saturday. Apthrope after two innings with two runs, and loaded the bases in the fourth led by seven by the seventh, keeping inning on a single, walk and a the Falcons hitless. Viking pitcher Travis Miller went hit batter, before being relived by out for his eighth inning on the sophomore Mike Frank.

mound and gave up a walk to the lead-off batter. He also allowed a single through the left side to freshman T.J. Losby. Miller was one of three pitchers brought out in the eighth, but collectively they were no match for the Falcon offense. They went on to score seven total runs, and took a 7-5 lead over the Vikings. Junior captain Jon Berti came up with a two-RBI single up the middle. With runners in the corners and two outs, senior captain Clay Duncan got on base due to a Viking error, which scored the base runner on third. Kubuski stepped up to the plate and hit a triple deep into center field. The Vikings tied the game in the ninth, taking the game into extra innings. There wasn’t a score change until the 13th inning, when Kubuski got on base with a bunt single and then Losby earned a walk. Both base runners advanced 90 feet on a wild pitch, then came home on another Cleveland State error, giving the Falcons a two run lead — and the

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Prochaska leaves a lasting impression after career with Falcons as consecutive games started. I’ll give you a second to proPAUL BARNEY cess that. SPORTS But what makes Prochaska so EDITOR dominant is that she plays at both ends of the court. We know she can drain deep 3-pointers and make it seem effortless at the free-throw line, but what doesn’t get much credit is Lauren Prochaska knew the day would come, but nothing could her defense. Prochaska has no problem scorprepare her for it. With 10.5 seconds left in BG’s first ing in double digits and driving to round NCAA tournament game the basket, but can also contain the against Georgia Tech on Saturday, leading scorer of the opposing team Prochaska walked off the court and hold them well below their scorat St. John Arena in Columbus, ing average. That’s hard to find. She wrapped her arms around coach packs a one-two punch, and the only Curt Miller and burst into tears thing the opposition can do is stay — it was the last time she would down for the count. Prochaska has guarded the toughsuit up for the Falcons. “When it comes to an end, it’s est players and has scored against really hard, especially with the them, too. She gave her all the last other five seniors I’ve played with,” four years and held nothing back. She had not had a full practice Prochaska said. “We have a special class and a special team and since having her foot in a boot early last month. If that isn’t a test of menit’s really hard to say goodbye.” As it will be for everyone who tal and physical toughness, I don’t had the privilege of watching her know what is. She made games at Anderson play over the last four years. What Prochaska accomplished Arena more enjoyable for fans and on the court for BG is something media alike. As Prochaska leaves, so does the women’s basketball program hasn’t seen from one player in Anderson Arena, but the legacy she quite some time and may not see left on “The House that Roars” will never be forgotten as the team heads again for a while. Go on the athletics website and to the Stroh Center this fall. Opening a new arena won’t be the see how long it takes to read her stats. I hope the scroll button on same without watching Prochaska play in it. She may not have guided your mouse works. But if you don’t have that much the Falcons to a Sweet 16 appearance time, let me put it into perspec- or a win in the NCAA tournament, tive: 135 games started, 2,290 but the way she put the team on her points, 626 free throws, 310 free back will never be matched. And don’t you think her No. 2 jerthrows, 813 rebounds, 281 assists, 197 steals and 81 blocks. Oh yeah, sey would look pretty good hanging two Mid-American Conference up in the Stroh Center? What began in Plain City, Ohio, Player of the Year awards and two ended about 25 minutes away in MAC tournament MVPs. Earlier this season, she was Columbus. You can’t script that. While it will be hard for Prochaska introduced as one of the members on the All-Anderson Team and to say goodbye, she hopes it’s more of still had games left to play. How a “see you later.” When asked Saturday if she would often do you see that? She’s the BG career leader in like to take her game to the professcoring, free throws made, free sional ranks, Prochaska simply said, throw percentage, 3-pointers “Yeah, I would love to.” made and games started as well

Big Ten announcement affects CCHA landscape By Ryan Satkowiak Assistant Sports Editor

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that it recommends the establishment of a six-member hockey conference, effective for the 2013-14 academic year. The conference would consist of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. The latter three currently compete in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, the conference in which BG competes. With this announcement, the CCHA will lose three of its biggest name teams. However, Michigan was the only of those three teams to win a postseason game this season. “Obviously, we lose three members who have been in the conference for a long time, so that’s disappointing,” said BG coach Chris Bergeron. “But as far as we are concerned at Bowling Green, we are still looking forward to the

“Obviously, we lose three members who have been in the conference for a long time, so that’s disappointing.” Chris Bergeron | BG coach future and have a job to do here.” The announcement from the Big Ten had been speculated since September, when $88 million was donated to Penn State for the creation of a Division I hockey program. Penn State’s move gave the Big Ten six schools with Division I hockey teams, which by conference rule is the minimum number of teams necessary to hold a postseason conference

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Get to know the Falcons: women’s tennis player Jessica Easdale Top accomplishment: Winning skills, her coach said. States in high school, playing in “Every day Jessica comes a Division 1 tennis program that to practice prepared to I love. work hard and be a leadJessica Easdale is a 5’7� junior co-captain on the er,� Dean said. “... she is The best thing about BGSU able to visualize different is: The people. I have met so Falcon tennis team. “Jessica is an amazing points of view and bring many amazing people here that I will have in my life forever. student and athlete,� said everyone together.� coach Penny Dean. “She ... Person most admired & why: is a well-rounded studentMy parents. They balance fun, athlete with an interest BACKGROUND sports, family and stressful jobs and appreciation for many in a way that I hope to mirror in the future. things in addition to sports.� Hometown: Dublin, Ohio. The pre-med student parHigh School: Dublin Jerome. Person I’d like to meet: Elton ticipates in both singles and John. I would love to know how doubles. To date, Easdale Major: Neuroscience. his brain works. He is such a has compiled a season musical genius. record of 11-11 in singles and 6-3 in doubles play. First job: I taught little kids tenQUICK FACTS nis at the club I belong to. But Easdale’s knowledge I chose BGSU because: I extends off of the court. After graduation plans: Go to “She follows current loved the girls on the team and medical school. Penny, my coach. When walking affairs and history/politics,� around the campus, it seemed Perry said. “She is well-trav- like a fun place to be with lots of eled and lived in Japan with friendly people. FAVORITES her parents as a child. Her vision of the word is wide Pre-game ritual: I am very Place on campus & why: Third superstitious where tennis is and varied.� floor of the Union. It is quiet with lots of windows so it’s good for She was named tennis involved. I always listen to the studying. Also, it is close to food team captain as a junior same songs, eat the same things, and warm up the same way. and Starbucks. because of her strong lead-


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win. BG lost Sunday afternoon in the final game of the series 3-2 after 10 innings against the Vikings. Pitzulo and Berti both singled, driving in the team’s two runs, along with a wild pitch from Viking pitcher Nate Dick in the third inning. The Falcons lost their 2-0 lead in the fifth inning and played another five before Cleveland State added their third run for the win. Despite the loss, Brandon Howard went 5-for-5 at the plate and Duncan and freshman Logan Walker both had multiple hits. “We are getting the hits, now we need to take advantage of these opportunities and execute,� Schmitz said. Senior Charles Wooten got the start in Sunday and set career highs in both innings pitched, with six, and strikeouts with nine. Martin later pitched two scoreless innings and struck out two batters. “The pitchers, along with the bullpen, played well, and defensively we were making plays,� Schmitz said. “We just need to get those bats going and get better offensively.� The Falcons, now 6-10, LAUREN POFF | THE BG NEWS return home for a non-conference game against the Dayton PITCH: BG’s Nick Bruns starts his windup in a game against Northwest Ohio earlier this season. Flyers at 3:00 p.m. today.

tournament. Meanwhile, these schools leaving the conference bring the CCHA’s membership down to eight schools. Nebraska-Omaha left the conference after last season to join the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. As for who replaces these teams in the conference, it is still too early to tell, according to Bergeron. However, Alabama-Huntsville, who was denied membership after Nebraska-Omaha left last season and has been competing as an independent, may be one option. Bergeron said playing the three departing teams in non-conference games in the future is also an option. “From a rivalry standpoint, I would like to see us continue to play them,� he said. “But I’m not sure on that and we’ll see what happens as we move forward a bit.�

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Cav’s guard Davis out with injury CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Baron Davis is sitting out his second straight game with back spasms. Coach Byron Scott is being cautious with Davis and keeping him out of Monday night’s game against Orlando. Scott said he hopes Davis will practice on Tuesday and he could be back in action for Wednesday’s game against the New Jersey Nets. Davis has only played in four games with Cleveland

Baron Davis Will miss second straight game Monday night since he was acquired in a Feb. 24 trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. He missed one game with a sore left knee and left the Cavs for three games following the death of his grandmother. Davis has averaged 14.3 points for the Cavs.

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Deals help push the Dow back above 12,000 points By David K. Randall and Stan Choe The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Stocks started the week with big gains Monday on a major telecommunications deal and signs Japan's nuclear crisis was stabilizing. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time since a nuclear power plant in Japan failed following a massive earthquake and tsunami. In the U.S., AT&T Inc. said it would buy rival T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, creating the largest U.S. cellphone company. Charles Schwab

Corp. said it would buy online brokerage services provider OptionsXpress for $1 billion. The deals raised hopes that more corporate buyouts could be on the way as businesses become more confident in the economic recovery. "You only expand when you have a good feeling about the future," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at brokerage house Avalon Partners. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 178.01 points, or 1.5 percent, to 12,036.53. The index has gained 3.6 percent over the last three trading days, its largest jump over

the same amount of time since September. The S&P 500 index gained 19.18, or 1.5 percent, to 1,298.38. The Nasdaq composite rose 48.42, or 1.8 percent, to 2,692.09. Energy stocks led the market higher after oil prices climbed back above $103 per barrel. Worries about Japan's stricken nuclear reactors eased after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant appeared to be stabilizing. Containment at three of the plant's six reactors was intact, the commission said.

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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.

Join us on Tuesday, March 22 and be ready to chow down. Questions?


Call the Registration Hotline 419.372.4444 from 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday

Office of Registration and Records 110 Administration Building


The BG News - March 22, 2011