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Monday, April 18, 2011
Volume 90, Issue 134
Poor weather, police hinder Falcon Fest
Low turnout blamed on temperatures, law enforcement By Alex Aspacher Reporter
BYRON MACK | THE BG NEWS
PLAY: Senior Sarah Pileggi and her younger brother Michael Pileggi compete against each other on the bungee run Saturday afternoon in the Union Ballroom.
Students protest lack of diversity among faculty By Mathew Davoli Reporter
Students wore black tape with “TAKE ACTION” on it over their lips outside the Union Friday. They were among the more than 200 students protesting a lack of diversity at the University. “We hope to raise awareness for the situation that’s going on with the faculty and staff here on campus, we feel like there can be a lot more diversity,” said senior Derris Cameron, vice president of the Black Student Union. “In the past, through three years, we looked at the statistics and noticed that there is a steep decline in the multicultural staff, and not just for African-Americans, but for Latinos and other ethnic groups,” he said. “We’re trying to stop this pattern of declining faculty and staff of color,” said senior Dean Bryson, former president and current member of the BSU. Many protesters expressed fears of future cuts to multicultural staff. “There’s word that there’s possibly 15 faculty and staff member contracts that are up for debate,
“... We noticed ... There is a steep decline in the multicultural staff.” Derris Cameron | BSU
and if those 15 contracts were cut, that would cut down 25 percent of the minority professors that work here,” said junior Tiffany R. Smith, coordinator of the protest and a BSU member. “We understand that there’s budget cuts, we understand our university, but we want to make sure that we’re not being slid under the bus,” Bryson said. Protesters believed they had a personal stake in the matter. “We would like more staff and more faculty on campus that share our cultural experience,” Cameron said. “I mean staff that we can relate to and have as mentors and contribute to our development as
CAMPUS Siblings spend time together Sibs N Kids weekend allowed University students opportunities to bond with siblings, including a circus performance and crafts. See photos | Page 3
See DIVERSITY | Page 2
IN OR OUT?
Nearly 3,800 people said via Facebook that they would celebrate Falcon Fest, but poor weather and heavy law enforcement presence may have prevented it from becoming a large event. “By all accounts, it seems like this was pretty much a normal weekend,” said Bowling Green Police Sgt. Mark McDonough. “The wind, rain and cold were probably a factor.” Officers from at least four other law enforcement divisions coordinated with the Police Division, including University Police, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, McDonough said. Liquor control agents and railroad police were in town as well, he said. Students typically get in more trouble as the weather gets nicer and exam week draws closer, and
Falcon Fest had the potential to raise those numbers further, said Michael Skulina, an attorney for Student Legal Services. “I didn’t know what to expect in court (Friday) morning, but I saw no evidence of any more arrests or citations than usual,” Skulina said. McDonough said there were some assaults as well as drunk driving and underage drinking citations issued throughout the weekend, but “nothing remarkably higher than normal.” Junior Nick Juskewycz said officers asked for proof of his age Thursday night when he was carrying a case of beer into Founders, but they didn’t mention what agency they worked for. “They were parked in the drive in front of the dorm,” he said. “They asked a bunch of questions because my license is from out-of-
See FEST | Page 25
PART 1 OF 2
Each semester, optional fees are automatically added to University students’ bills. For those who don’t opt out of the charges, what exactly are they paying for? And is it worth it to pay?
Student Legal Services provides support during legal disputes Fee allows students to receive legal protection in housing, financial issues By Hannah Sparling Senior Reporter
cess, but that didn’t have anything to do with Legal Services.” “I would definitely recommend it, especially if you’re cash Before last year, Ashley Amoss didn’t think anything would stretched,” she said. “Instead of come of the $7 she pays to calling some fancy, expensive Student Legal Services every lawyer in the phone book, you semester. Then, Amoss decided might as well go to (Student) Legal Services.” to sue her ex-boyfriend. SLS started at the University in He owed her approximately $500, and it looked like he wasn’t 1983. Students were having issues planning on paying. Finally, with landlords who were keeping Amoss decided she had waited deposits, not making repairs and evicting students without cause, long enough. “I was like, ‘You know what? I’m said Rodney Fleming, SLS managgoing to get my money back,’” the ing attorney. The original fee was University senior said. “It was my $4 per student per semester. way of saying, ‘Hey, look, you’re “Problems with landlords, not going to screw me over.’” that’s kind of what brought this Amoss went to SLS and, after her office to campus,” he said. “A stuex failed to show up for the court dent really wasn’t in a position date, won back her $500 plus what to pay an attorney to go after (a she paid in court fees. landlord), even if they had a very “I really didn’t have to do much of legitimate case.” anything,” she said. “(My lawyer) So, Fleming said, the University’s pretty much took care of every- student government in 1983 thing for me … It was a slow pro- brought forth the idea of SLS.
FORUM GOP hurts middle class
Columnist Matthew Thacker says Republicans are attacking middle class Americans with their policies that cut social services | Page 4
SPORTS Defense steps up in spring game
It’s kind of like insurance, he said. Everyone pays a little, the resources are pooled and then whoever needs them is covered. Unless students choose to opt out of the SLS program (by unchecking a box on their Bursar bills), they are automatically enrolled each semester. Fleming said there are likely some students who pay the $7 fee without knowing it, but an opt-out fee was the only way to make the program work. When looking at other schools, he said, the University saw that if the fee was opt-in, too few students would participate and rather than $7, the cost would have to be closer to $100 per student. “Basically, the studies suggested you couldn’t do an opt-in and make it cheap enough,” he said.
See LEGAL | Page 5
PEOPLE ON THE STREET What did you do for (or instead of) Falcon Fest?
In a 10-7 win for the white squad in BG’s spring game, the Falcons’ defense shined as it combined for six sacks and an interception. Mickey Wagner had a game high 12 tackles | Page 6
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“I didn’t even know it was this weekend.” | Page 4
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Tara Haskell, 20, of Bowling Green, was cited for open container and underage under the influence within
Ohio, was cited for disorderly conduct/public urination within the 100
block of Church St.
block of E. Wooster St.
Joseph Eugene Sherry, 19, of Continental, Ohio; Natasha Corinne Fletcher, 19, of Defiance, Ohio; and Joshua Allen Mourey, 18, of Paulding, Ohio, were cited for underage possession of alcohol within the 200 block of Church St.
Allen Lamar Smith Jr., 18, of Detroit, was arrested for disorderly conduct/ fighting and resisting arrest within the 300 block of E. Wooster St.
the 100 block of N. Main St. 2:24 A.M.
Kristin Bell, 19, of Toledo, was cited for underage under the influence
session within the 500 block of E.
Lori A. Crossland, 34, of Deshler, Ohio, was cited for three counts of child endangering after allegedly leaving her three children in a vehicle for at least 20 minutes while she tanned within 1000 block of N.
Main St. 9:46 P.M.
Victor Brito, 25, of Port Clinton, Ohio, was cited for obstructing official business within the 300 block of
within the 100 block of N. Main St. 7:49 P.M.
E. Wooster St.
Scott T. Robinson, 18, of Barberton, Ohio, was cited for criminal trespass within the 500 block of N.
Kirk Pete Trychel, 25, of Bowling Green, was arrested for trafficking in drugs within the 400 block of E.
Enterprise St. 9:49 P.M.
Nathaniel G. Sauceda, 19, of Sylvania, and Brandon E. Colon, 20, of Bowling Green, were cited for underage possession of alcohol within the 400 block of E. Wooster
Sara N. Boehly, 18, of Whitehouse, Ohio, was cited for open container and underage possession near the corner of Thurstin Avenue and
Dustin R. Benschoter, 24, of Bowling Green, was cited for possession of marijuana within the 200
block of S. Maple St.
Kenneth Lorton III, 22, of Toledo, was cited for disorderly conduct/ fighting within the 100 block of N.
Michael S. Kelley, 21, of Cleveland, was arrested for theft within 100 block of N. Main St.
Louis Henry Venneri III, 20, and Ryan Douglas Gordon, 21, both of Bowling Green, were cited for nuisance party within the 100 block of Ridge St.
FRI., APRIL 15 12:44 A.M.
Sara M. Tobe, 19, of Bowling Green, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia within the 700 block
Daniel T. Richards, 20, of Bowling Green, was cited for disorderly conduct/public urination within the 100 block of Ridge St.
of High St. 1:02 A.M.
Jon Mark King, 21, of Oregon, Ohio, was cited for open container within the 100 block of N. Prospect St.
SAT., APRIL 16 12:08 A.M.
Miranda E. Alexander, 19, and Erby Gonzales Jr., 18, both of Defiance, Ohio, were cited for underage under the influence within the 200
Joseph L. Wahl, 21, of Copley,
DIVERSITY From Page 1
Union Oval, the protesters marched to McFall Center bearing the banner of the BSU, chanting statements such as “Take action” and “Standing up for justice.” Senior Chalise Morris, leader of the event and BSU president, spoke up about their demands. She said they wanted the University to partner with them “in implementing a diversity plan.” Smith said emails of their demands were sent to various University offices at 11:20 a.m. Friday before
students.” Many also believed the general student body would be adversely affected by a lack of minority faculty and staff. “For a university, you want it to be diverse for all the students because you’re learning,” Bryson said. “You want all the students to be able to learn in that kind of environment.” After meeting in the
Randy L. Douglas, 25, of Toledo, was cited for open container near the corner of East Court and North Prospect streets. 12:27 A.M.
Nicholas V. Anderson, 19, of Bowling Green, Ohio, was cited for underage under the influence within the 100 block of N. Main St. 12:34 A.M.
Juan C. Olvera, 25, of Bryan, Ohio, was cited for open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle within the 100 block of W. Wooster St.
Candy D. Stevenson, 38, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle impaired on East Wooster Street. Christopher M. Babinec, 20, of Ridgeville, Ohio, was cited for open container and underage possession on Biddle Street. 11:03 P.M.
Bryan Roberts, 21, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, was cited for open container within the 800 block of 4th St.
Shane M. Esmonde, 19, of Lima, Ohio, was cited for underage under the influence and disorderly conduct/public urination within the 200 block of N. Prospect St. 2:19 A.M.
Taylor J. Ratzel, 18, of Bowling Green, was arrested for assault on a police officer, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, criminal damaging and underage under the influence within the 100 block of N. Prospect St.
Christopher J. Lowe, 19, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle impaired near the corner of East Wooster Street and University Lane.
Max Trent Weston, 21, of Bowling Green, was cited for theft and obstructing official business after allegedly attempting to a steal a bag of white cheddar Cheez-Its from Circle K near the corner of
Nicholas J. Burton, 24, of Bowling Green, and Andrew D. Shaffer, 25, of Bowling Green, were cited for nuisance party within the 300 block of N. Church St.
Clough and South Prospect streets.
they started the event at 11:30 a.m. Responses came swiftly to the protest. “Around 1:30 a.m. [Morris] had already received emails back that people were ready to meet us,” Smith said. “We got what we wanted, which was attention from the University and they were very cooperative with trying to meet with us and hear our demands.” Although the BSU was front and center in the protest, a number of other organizations were pres-
Brittany S. Sipan, 22; Ritney N. Johnson, 24; and Ashton Elizabeth Smith, 22, all of Bowling Green, were cited for nuisance party within the 100 block of Georgia Ave. 11:57 P.M.
Matthew A. Migal, 23, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, was arrested for disorderly conduct with persistence within the 500 block of Pike St.
Western Ohio, pled guilty to three counts each of aggravated murder and gross abuse of a corpse in a deal with prosecutors to avoid the
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Robert Jay Shea, 20, of Harrison Township, Mich., was cited for assault, obstructing official business and prohibited acts within the 400 block of E. Wooster St. 1:59 A.M.
Brittani R. Hart, 19, of Oregon, Ohio, and Andrea M. Bachmayer, 19, of Martin, Ohio, were arrested for criminal damaging and underage under the influence within the
Jacob W. Fogel, 22, of Maumee, was cited for open container near City Lot 1.
200 block of N. Main St.
Sean Crayton, 21, of Bowling Green, was arrested for assault within the 100 block of E. Wooster
Mohammed I. Massalha, 24, of Tiffin, Ohio, was cited for open container within the 300 block of N.
Johnathon A. Gardner, 21, of Liberty Center, Ohio, was cited for open container within the 200 block
Alexander W. Peters, 23, of Genoa, Ohio, was cited for open container within the 200 block of N. Summit
of N. Main St.
Alexandra M. Boscaino, 20, of Bowling Green, was cited for underage possession within the 100
Brandon Thomas, 25, of Walbridge, Ohio, was cited for disorderly conduct/public urination within the 200 block of N. Main St. 12:37 A.M.
Timothy J. Robinson, 20, of Castalia, Ohio, was cited for underage under the influence and disorderly conduct/unable to care for self
block of N. Prospect St. 7:06 A.M.
Resident within the 200 block of E. Napoleon Road reported a cell phone, valued at $250, stolen from her apartment.
within the 200 block of N. Main St. Matthew Terry, 19, of Vandalia, Ohio, was cited for underage pos-
ent, including the NAACP, Latino Student Union and Precious Stones. People who participated in the protest also wanted to be clear that they were not only taking action for African-Americans. “I really want people to know this wasn’t just about African-American students, this wasn’t just about African-American faculty and staff,” Smith said. “It was about everybody here [who] feels alone or feels as if they don’t have someone to turn to.”
Britta Jo Anderson, 18, of Findlay,
Administrative Staff Council host faculty event The Administrative Staff Council is sponsoring a professional development presentation Tuesday for all faculty and staff. The free event, titled “Lean Processes in Higher Education,” will be hosted from 9 to 11 a.m. in 101 Olscamp A light breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. Bill Balzer, Firelands campus dean, will present information based on his research and book, “Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes.”
Western Ohio man pleads guilty to three counts of murder and abuse of a corpse, avoids death penalty couple said in his videotaped confession that he constantly has “evil thoughts” and thinks about killing. Samuel K. Littleton II, of
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Ohio man who killed 3 says he has “evil thoughts” BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his girlfriend’s daughter and an elderly
Alison M. Thomas, 24, of Toledo, and Devon Deshaun Anderson, 23, of Detroit, were cited for open container within the 100 block of E.
Logan C. Francisco, 19, of Bowling Green; Justin M. Rehark, 19, of Norwalk, Ohio; Jacob D. Riveras, 20, of Norwalk, Ohio; and Christopher Roberts, 19, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, were cited for underage consumption and open container within the 800 block of
and Leann E. Bundy, 18, of McComb, Ohio, were cited for open container and underage possession within the 200 block of N.
death penalty for the three February slayings. He shed some light on his thinking during hours of taped interrogations after he was arrested in West Virginia, The Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported Sunday. “I think evil thoughts all the time. I mean, there ain’t one minute that I don’t say
or think about how to snap somebody’s neck, crush their head,” Littleton, 37, told investigators. “Why would a person have that kind of thoughts all the time?” Littleton lowered his head and sobbed as investigators showed him pictures of 84year-old Richard Russell and 85-year-old wife Gladis Russell
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Students’ family members visit University for Sibs N Kids Weekend Guests entertained with activites, events including circus performances, kite building, tie-dyeing
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SOAR: Senior Taylor Sheets and her younger sister Peyton build a kite during Sibs N Kids weekend Sunday morning in the Union.
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BALANCE: Acrobats show off their agility during Sunday’s Piccadilly Circus in Anderson Arena. The show was put on by the University’s athletics department as part of Sibs N Kids Weekend.
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BOX: A circus performer faces a boxing kangaroo Sunday in Anderson Arena.
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TEAMWORK: Kaylee Rose and her little sister Emma tie dye T-shirts for Sibs N Kids Weekend.
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University reaches out to veteran students by developing community
At The University, there are over 350 students who share a common experience. At one time, they voluntarily raised their right hands, swore an oath to the flag and the United States, promised to obey all lawful orders, and put on a uniform. They are veterans. There is no common profile of a typical University veteran. Twenty-five percent of them are women. In the past here at the University, they became known only through self-identification. You can’t identify University veterans by their appearance or by the classes they take. They are generally a little older than their peers, though not by much. Some are quiet and thoughtful, almost reflective. Some will take leadership positions; others prefer to quietly remain in a supporting role. In the military, some worked in clerical positions, some worked in maintenance of weapon systems, some drove vehicles and some cooked food. Some experienced a routine, others experienced combat and saw things no human should have to see. When they returned from duty, some were relatively unscathed and had pleasant memories. They continued to maintain contact with friends they found in the service. Some, however, remain wounded in body, mind or spirit by the searing sights and sounds of war. Perhaps a good description of a veteran is found in the following, adapted from the U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon Association website: A veteran is: - The cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn’t run out of fuel. - The barroom loudmouth,
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Nontraditional and Transfer Students Services, under the leadership of Barbara Henry, is hard at work implementing these recommendations and developing a comprehensive program for all veterans on campus. Today, 19 of those task force recommendations are either completed or in progress. For example, University veterans, as well as faculty and staff who are veterans, are considered a “veteran community.” Establishment of a Blackboard Community page and a Facebook page provides communication tools to reach out to this group. This past fall, the Office of Nontraditional and Transfer Students Services organized a veteran’s tent prior to the start of a home football game. The level of attendance and the degree of enthusiasm shown has prompted the decision to make it an annual event. A student veterans club has been recognized by the University and will conduct elections next fall. Additionally, social events are being proposed and planned that will help the University veterans feel a greater sense of community. The Office of Nontraditional and Transfer Students Services is coordinating these efforts together with outreach programs to Health Services, Housing Assistance, the Counseling Center and Disabled Student Services. The goal is to establish a “virtual office,” a one-stop shop, where the needs of University veterans can be met. Most veterans are content with the cushion of anonymity. Yet, our campus, state and nation are better off because some chose to do something special, and who have made our lives and our world a little safer. The University is taking steps to recognize them.
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New GOP agenda takes resources away from middle class Americans By Matthew Thacker Columnist
Since coming to power in January on the heels of landslide winning elections last November, newly elected Republican congressmen, senators and governors have all but declared economic war on the middle class. Republican initiated class warfare is nothing new, as was evidenced by the economic state of the middle class after eight years under President Bush’s leadership. However, the Grand Old Party (GOP) has really stepped up its attempt to destroy the livelihood of working class Americans in the last four months. The debate in Washington D.C. over the national budget is just the latest battle in the Republicans’ war on middle class Americans. On April 5th, House Republica n Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announced the GOP long-term proposal to cut federal spending. Representative Ryan’s budget plan would cut between $4-5.8 trillion of spending from the federal budget over the next 10 years. Ryan proposes this be accomplished by significantly cutting (or eliminating altogether) federal funding for social programs that benefit the lowest-income Americans. Programs on the chopping block would include: Planned Parenthood, Pell Grants and Head-Start programs. Ryan’s plan would also essentially end the Medicare and Medicaid programs as we know them through privatization, basically making them voucher programs. Medicare and Medicaid are the primary insurance programs for the poorest Americans, including seniors, children and the disabled. The battle over government funding of Planned Parenthood is cited by both parties as a main point of contention in the battle of the national budget, which nearly prompted a shutdown of the federal government last Friday. Republicans claim their main objection to the federal government’s partial funding of Planned Parenthood is the fact the organization performs abortions at specified clinics. There are rules already
in place, however, that prohibit any and all federal government funding from being used to pay for abortions. Defunding Planned Parenthood would mean thousands of mostly lowincome women would be denied essential medical services such as mammograms and cervical cancer screenings. Ryan’s budget proposal is just another attempt by the Tea Party-led GOP to balance the budget on the backs of working class Americans. Anti-Union bills—which have either been passed, or are being considered in six states— have become all the rage among newly elected Republican Governors. According to Northern Ohio’s The Morning Journal, Ohio’s union-busting Senate Bill 5 (SB5), which was pushed through the state’s General Assembly by the Republican-controlled state Senate and House of Representatives, could affect as many as 350,000 people, including all of Ohio’s teachers, prison guards, firefighters and policemen. Most in the GOP would say that bills like SB5 are necessary to balance the state’s budget (presumably by lowering the wages of state employees), but it seems to me that the real reason for this type of antiworking class legislation is the eradication of the middle class by eliminating the political party that is supposed to go to bat for them. Traditionally it has primarily been the Democratic Party that protects social programs for the poor. Do the Democrats have a perfect record on social issues? Of course not, no political party does, but the Democratic Party is responsible for legislation that enacted social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and expansion of the earned income tax credit for working-class families. Therefore, stripping state employee’s unions of collective bargaining rights is a purely political move on the part of the GOP leadership. It is a well-known fact that unions—of all kinds—are among the biggest financial contributors to the election of Democratic candidates. By removing unions, the Republicans remove (to a large degree)
“Republican initiated class warfare is nothing new ...” the Democratic Party’s ability to effectively compete in campaigns at all levels of government. The political math is not hard to figure out. Breaking the unions is the same as breaking the Democratic Party, which breaks the backs of the middle class. If the Republican Party’s primary concern was balancing the budgets (Federal, as well as State) like they contend, they would not be opposed to raising the nation’s revenue by repealing the Bush-era tax cuts, which primarily benefit the two percent of Americans in the highest-income bracket. It would also seem logical to close corporate tax loopholes which allow many corporations with multi-billion dollar profits every year to pay little or no federal income taxes. This month it was made public by the New York Times that General Electric profited $14.2 billion last fiscal year,$5.1 billion of which was earned from sales in the United States, and yet paid not a single dime of federal income taxes. In fact, G.E. earned a tax credit from the U.S. Government in the sum of $3.2 billion. That’s right, our government gave a corporation that earned a profit of over $14 billion another $3 billion. That is government spending that seems exponentially more wasteful than Pell Grants to help low-income people seek higher education. So, my fellow students, I sincerely hope that you are all fortunate enough to make millions of dollars a year and that none of you are forced to rely on social programs to make ends meet. If that is the case, then you have no reason to worry about how the Federal Government balances the budget—chances are it’s not going to affect you. But for the rest of us, class warfare is being waged and our social standing has put us squarely in the crosshairs of the new GOP agenda.
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dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown fratboy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by the exquisite bravery displayed for six months at Khe Sanh in South Vietnam. - The nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang. - The drill instructor or sergeant who has never seen combat, but who has saved countless lives by turning lazy, spoiled young men and women into soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen while teaching them to watch each other’s backs. - The Legionnaire in a parade who pins on ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand. - The old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket—palsied now and aggravatingly slow—who fought in Korea and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come. While some students sleep during class, forget homework and have instructors who despair of their ever maturing, some men and women of roughly the same age have led patrols, saved lives in battlefield hospitals and worked countless hours so an aircraft, ship, or rifle would be ready when the time of trial came. In the past here at the University, there have been localized “pockets” of people involved with specific issues of concern to veterans. Examples include the Registrar’s Office and the Office of Student Affairs. In the fall of 2009, Jill Carr, they University’s Dean of Students, Edward Whipple, Vice President for Student Affairs and Albert Colom, Vice President for Enrollment Management commissioned a task force to develop a comprehensive review of how the University interacts with veterans. In June 2010, the task force issued its final report, which contained 40 recommendations. The Office of
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BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his girlfriend’s daughter and an elderly couple said in his videotaped confession that he constantly has “evil thoughts” and thinks about killing. Samuel K. Littleton II, of Western Ohio, pled guilty to three counts each of aggravated murder and gross abuse of a corpse in a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty for the three February slayings. He shed some light on his thinking during hours of taped interrogations after he was arrested in West Virginia, The Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported Sunday.
AJDABIYA, Libya — Holding out under a rain of shelling and sniper fire, Libyan rebels fought Moammar Gadhafi’s forces Sunday in close-quarters battles in the city center of Misrata, the last major rebel foothold in western Libya. Seventeen people were killed, an NGO worker and an opposition activist said. Government troops have been laying siege to the city on Libya’s Mediterranean coast for weeks, prompting repeated international warnings of a dire humanitarian situation as well as calls for NATO forces to intensify airstrikes on Gadhafi’s forces there. — Ben Hubbard (AP)
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Kidnappers have freed a man after more than two months of captivity in the southern Philippines. Kidnappings for ransom have flourished in the volatile region for years. Regional police official Felicisimo Khu said Joel Indino Jr. was freed by his captors late Saturday in Payao town in Zamboanga Sibugay province and later underwent a medical checkup in a police camp. Khu said Sunday ransom was reportedly paid but the victim’s family has refused to comment. Several people have been kidnapped so far this year in the south in abductions blamed mostly on al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants or kidnap gangs.
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that I had (SLS).” Because enrollment at the University fluctuates, From Page 1 Fleming said, SLS can’t University freshman Nick keep track of exactly how Parent is one student who many students pay the fee has been unknowingly pay- and how many opt out each ing the SLS fee for the past semester. But he said that two semesters. When he pays in general, about 90 percent his Bursar bill, Parent said, of students stay in the prohe doesn’t look at each indi- gram, which brings in about vidual part. He just checks $250,000 a year. That $250,000 budget to make sure he has enough money and then pays in full. pays to run the entire proBut even though he didn’t gram, including the salaries know he was sending money of Fleming and another fullto SLS (and doesn’t think time attorney, one parahe’ll end up using the ser- legal and three part-time vice because his family has secretaries. Fleming said what SLS its own attorneys), Parent does for students differs isn’t upset about the fee. “Seven dollars isn’t a huge on a case-by-case basis. deal,” he said. “If it was $70, Sometimes, he’ll go to trial that’d be a different story, for a student who wants to but $7 is less than one hour fight a red-light violation. Sometimes, as with Amoss, of work.” Sophomore Sarah Mazur he’ll bring a lawsuit against knew she was paying the an ex-boyfriend from anothSLS fee, but she didn’t know er school. Sometimes, what it was for. Like Parent, he’ll simply try to get the Mazur doubts she’ll ever use lowest fine possible for a the program. But she plans student who got caught on continuing to pay next drinking underage. But regardless of how year, just in case. The only problem she has much Fleming or SLS does, with the fee is that a lot of there is no extra charge for students don’t know what the student. Apart from they’re paying for and might court costs, the $7 fee is all not know how to use some of students have to pay. SLS won’t help students the services. “I never read anything with every legal matter, about it,” she said. “So if I got though. Seven dollars a in trouble, I wouldn’t know semester can’t provide every
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Falcon baseball takes two of three from arch rival Toledo By Michele Wysocki Reporter
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FIRE BALLER: Matt Malewitz fires a pitch in a game against Oakland earlier this month.
BG started off its series with arch rival Toledo in the right direction Friday when sophomore Cody Apthorpe threw a complete game and took the 6-2 win over the Rockets. Even with winds up to 40 mph, Apthorpe shut down Toledo’s offense by allowing two runs over nine innings, with 97 pitches to snap the Rockets’ 11-game win streak. Coach Danny Schmitz was pleased with Apthorpe’s outing and said he had total command of the ball and stayed ahead of batters. “Cody Apthorpe backed up his outing from last weekend and pitched well on an even weekend,” Schmitz said. “He did well on weekends one and three, we need him to pitch well for us on weekend number four, and he definitely did.” Apthorpe took advantage of the wind and got all three of his pitches over the plate with ease, but credited his team with the win. “When you have guys making plays and scoring runs, when you
need to score runs, it makes things 100 times easier,” Apthorpe said. “They had great energy.” BG’s bats didn’t wait to take advantage of the wind as tri-captain Jon Berti hit a two-out single through the right side, followed by a two-bag hit from designated hitter Matt Pitzulo. Berti scored from first, giving the Falcons their first run and broke Toledo pitcher Mike Hamman’s 17.2 scoreless inning streak. The Falcons put up runs in both the second and the sixth innings, taking a 4-1 lead over Toledo. In the eighth inning, BG added two insurance runs to extend its lead. Junior Patrick Martin was dealt a leadoff walk and he picked up a stolen base. Tri-captain Frank Berry caught the wind the right way and pounded the ball, putting runners in the corners. Freshman Andrew Kubuski singled to left, scoring Martin and advancing Berry. Berti came up with another
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Men’s golf takes second at Earl Yestingsmeier Invite By Brendan Packert Reporter
After a rough start at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, the BG men’s golf team came back and shot two of its best rounds in the tournament to finish in second place of 15 teams. Weather still played a huge factor at the tournament. Coach Garry Winger said the weather was dismally cold with rain, but there were no delays unlike last week in Kentucky. “They could have stopped play at any time, but they didn’t,” Winger said. Led by the leadership of team captain Drew Preston, the team almost overcame a 26-stroke deficit, but finished just nine strokes behind tournament winner and host Ball State. Preston shot 6-over par (71, 72, 73 - 216) to finish tied for third at the par 70 Delaware Country Club. He was only two shots off from Ball State’s Earl Eric Steger, who shot 4over par (67, 72, 75 - 214), to lead his team to the win. “We came back with a strong second and third round after a bad first round,” Preston said. Wes Gates shot an impressive 8-over par (74, 71, 73 – 218) to finish in 7th place. Rounding out the best scores on the team, Parker Hewit shot a 10-over par (80, 71, 69 – 220) to finish tied for 10th place. Hewit was the only golfer to shoot a 69 (1-under par) in the third round. “I knew we were in for a long day, and I knew we could still shoot a solid round,” Hewit said. The Falcons were tied for 9th at the end of the first round Saturday with a score of 380. After two successful rounds of scores in the 360s (365, 368); however, the Falcons held on to another great finish at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational.
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Junior finished tied for third with 6-over par The Falcons won the 2009 Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational. “Experience played a part for our team,” Preston said. “After the first round, we knew the scores we had to shoot at this course.” Preston said the team was used to the rough winds from playing and practicing in Bowling Green. “They stepped up this week,” Winger said. “Last week, some guys shot worse than they normally do, but the confidence they had this week put them in a good position.” Two other Falcons finished in the top 50, with Torey Brummett finishing tied for 38th place with a score of 20-over par (79, 75, 76 – 230) 226 and Charlie Olson tied for 47th place with a score of 22-over par (76, 76, 80 - 232). The sixth Falcon to participate in the tournament was Bryan Mitchell, who shot a +31 over par (81 83 77 – 241) to finish tied for 76th place. Because of the tournament’s format, where a team can field six golfers but only count the lowest five scores, Mitchell’s score didn’t count for the Falcons’ team score. The Falcons have one more tournament next week at Purdue before the Mid-American Conference Championships. Winger knows how important confidence is in the game of golf and that his team has some going into next week’s tournament.
to a fifth place finish at the All-Ohio Championships this weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifteen different scorers earned 72 points for the Falcons in 12 events, managing one event victory as well as three second-place and two third-place finishes. Jessie Rowland and Jeanette Pettigrew earned the most points for BG. Rowland scored 18 points in the javelin and hammer throws and Pettigrew scored 12 points in four separate running events.
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RUSH: Running back Jamel Martin runs up field during the spring game. Martin rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Defense shines as White defeats Orange 10-7 in BG spring game By Paul Barney Sports Editor
I really liked the way our defense came out,” Clawson said. “I thought we tackled well; I thought we BG coach Dave Clawson knew his rushed the passer well. We’ve really defense had improved from last improved on defense this spring season, and in the Falcons’ spring and I think that showed up.” Both teams combined for just game, it showed. Led by a game-high 12 tackles, 118 total yards in what was a including four sacks from defen- scoreless first half highlighted by sive tackle Mickey Wagner, the plenty of defense. Linebacker Gabe Martin stopped White squad overcame a sevenpoint deficit late in the third the Orange’s first drive of the game quarter to defeat the Orange as he intercepted Trent Hurley’s squad 10-7 Friday night at Doyt pass at the White 36-yard line. Both defenses combined for six Perry Stadium.
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sacks in the first half, the same number of first downs both offenses combined for in the first half. “As a unit, through this whole spring, we’ve just been trying to get better,” said defensive tackle Chris Jones, who finished with seven tackles and a sack. “We’ve really been focusing on getting pressure on the O-line and I think we did that today.” The offense for both teams didn’t
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WOMEN’S GOLF BG finishes sixth in home meet
The BG women’s golf team finished sixth at the Dolores Black Invitational after the final round was canceled due to severe winds. Pick up Tuesday’s edition of The BG News for a full recap.
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BATTLE UP FRONT: The defensive line got the better of the offensive line Friday night at Doyt Perry Stadium.
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Scheidt for a 37-yard connection to the White 23-yard line. Six plays later, however, Hurley fumbled the ball and get going until late in the third quarter, when Jamel White sealed the game. Both Hurley and Schilz Martin gave the Orange the first points of the game when took snaps for the Orange he ran in from four yards and White team, combinout. Kyle Burkhardt added ing for 360 yards through the extra point to give the the air. Schilz finished the game 20-of-37 for 249 yards Orange a 7-0 lead. The White responded on and a touchdown, while its next possession when Hurley was 10-for-26 passMatt Schilz hooked up with ing for 111 yards and an Adrian Hodges for a 60-yard interception. Hodges led BG in receivpass and catch that set up an 18-yard touchdown reception ing with 101 yards on three from Tyler Beck. A Stephen catches, and Martin led all Stein extra point tied the rushers with 51 yards and a game 7-7 heading into the touchdown on 13 carries. Both offenses were able to fourth quarter. â€œWe didnâ€™t play well [offen- find a rhythm in the second sively] in the first half but half, but Schilz realizes it it was good to see our guys canâ€™t get off to slow starts. â€œWe just have to have a bounce back in the second half and make some plays,â€? better tempo, start playing faster,â€? Schilz said. â€œWe Clawson said. With 6:35 left in the just werenâ€™t connecting like game, Stein knocked down we should have been. We a field goal from 45 yards should have came out firing out to give the White the a little more, but the good thing is we got it together lead and the win. The Orange made one last in the second half. We were push as Hurley found Chris mentally tough enough to
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inning on a sacrifice fly from freshman T.J. Losby. Berry extended the inning by turning on a pitch and drilling it clear over the left single to score Berry. Four of the Falconsâ€™ runs center fence. The three-run were a result of batters being shot gave the Falcons an eight-run advantage over walked or hit by a pitch. BG continued its winning the Rockets. â€œAs a leadoff hitter you need streak Saturday when it put up 13 runs en route to a 13-10 win. to find ways to get on base, After waiting out a two whether itâ€™s a walk or being hour weather delay, the hit by a pitch or putting presFalcons made the most of sure on the defense to get a their afternoon with 13 runs hit,â€? Berry said. Toledo answered in the off 14 hits, one being a threerun home run by Berry in sixth by putting up six runs, including a three-run homer. the third inning. On Sunday the pitchBG put up nine runs in the first three innings, distancing ing for BG did not hold up against the Rocketsâ€™ offense itself from Toledo. The Rockets hit muddy in a 7-4 setback. Aside from pitching, the waters in the third when a throwing error allowed cap- Falconsâ€™ offense could not tain Clay Duncan to score capitalize on plays. â€œWe left way too many guys on freshman Logan Walkerâ€™s hit, which allowed Walker to on base,â€? Schmitz said. â€œWe advance to third on the play. had chances every inning and Walker later scored in the we just didnâ€™t hit like we need-
â€œWe didnâ€™t play well [offensively] in the first half but it was good to see our guys bounce back in the second half and make some plays.â€?
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Dave Clawson | BG coach put the first half behind us and play the second half.â€? The Falcons will return to the field Tuesday for their 15th and final practice of spring. â€œWeâ€™re not done yet, this was practice 14,â€? Clawson said. â€œAnytime you have a spring game I always walk out with a sick feeling in my stomach of some of the mistakes we made, and so we take one more practice and get those mistakes cleaned up. Weâ€™ve made progress and the critical positions we had to get better at, I feel like weâ€™re ahead.â€?
ed to. That was kind of the story of the game right there.â€? BG was down 5-0 after three innings, the largest lead it allowed Toledo to take in the series. The Falconsâ€™ only run-producing inning was the seventh, when Berry led off with a triple to right-center field. Kubuski followed with an RBI single, scoring Berry, and Berti came up with a double. Pitzulo stepped up to the plate and singled, putting another run on the board for the Falcons and runners in the corners. Senior Ryan Schlater was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Duncan contributed to the last run with a sacrifice fly to score Berti. The Falcons are 13-19 this season and 7-5 in the Mid-American Conference. They will travel to Dayton Tuesday for a game with the Flyers at 4 p.m.
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