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Admin Dorr development underway helps TPS By Sam Fetters IC Staff Writer

UT evaluates TPS finances

By Vincent J. Curkov IC Staff Writer

The Toledo Public School district is in the red with an approximately $39 million budget deficit for next year, according to the five-year plan presented yesterday at the TPS Board’s finance committee meeting. The $39 million deficit is a decrease from a previously projected $44 million deficit. TPS Board President Bob Vasquez asked the University of Toledo to help review the methods for the five-year plan. “What we have done is not — TPS, Page A6

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Heavy machinery and building materials sit at the construction site of a future Taco Bell on Dorr Street. The construction project is part of the first phase of Dorr Street development. The new Taco Bell will replace the existing Taco Bell on Secor Road near Rocket Hall.

In the past half-decade, the University of Toledo Foundation and many others on campus have begun thinking of ways to transform Dorr Street into a modern off-campus community. Movie theaters, bookstores and retail outlets are just some of the ideas of things to be built on Dorr Street for students and the UT community. According to Vice President of Facilities and Construction Chuck Lehnert, the initial phase of development on Dorr Street may take several years due to the struggling economy. “Private investors just don’t want to invest right now,” he said. Vice President of Student Affairs Kaye Patten-Wallace said plans to develop Dorr fell through in the last couple of years with the economic downturn. — Dorr, Page A6

‘Growing’ new skills

Toledo GROWs plants 40 trees along Ottawa River; youth work to build job skills by gardening By Hasan Dudar Editor in Chief

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‘Crash course’ A mock DUI accident was performed outside the Memorial Field House yesterday afternoon. There was a simulation of a car crash, and firefighters from the Toledo Fire Department responded to the scene with stretchers. The demonstration also involved a “Life Flight” helicopter landing in an open field to fly off with the victim.

Chrevon Lawrence wouldn’t have been able to tell you the difference between an American chestnut tree and a maple tree on Monday. But on Tuesday, the 17-year-old from Toledo learned every tree is different, even in the subtlest ways. What’s more, he learned how gardening can help him grow into a more responsible person. Lawrence is part of Toledo GROWs, a Toledo Botanical Garden initiative aimed at sustaining and developing community gardens throughout northwest Ohio. Several members from the cooperative were on the University of

Toledo’s Main Campus on Tuesday, planting 40 trees in three areas along the Ottawa River. The Lucas Country Soil and Water Conservation District donated the trees, and the labor was of no cost to the university. Part of Toledo GROWs’ mission is to help ease back into to society youth who have been through the juvenile corrections system. Lawrence is one of several youths who have participated in the community garden project and said he’s noticed some changes in himself since he joined the non-profit group. “I found a great chance and opportunity to be able to do this, and I find it as a privilege,” he said.

Before they can begin planting trees and bushes with Toledo GROWs members, the youths must first go through a training process that teaches them the ins and outs of the workplace. Lawrence said most of the lessons taught throughout the three-week training were norms he was already well aware of, such as how to treat your boss, but he still found the guidance helpful. “Even though I already knew [most of what was taught throughout training], I wasn’t applying it,” Lawrence said. “It brought out everything I already knew. I just needed to bring it out and apply it.” — GROWs, Page A6

University installs LED lights on campus Brighter lights replace figment-based streetlights as a response to campus saftey concerns By Jaimee Hilton IC Staff Writer

LED lights are being installed all around the University of Toledo’s Main Campus to address some campus safety concerns by making it brighter at night. The LED, or light emitting diode, lights soon will be in every light post on walkways, parking lots and in front of buildings on campus. With these lights, campus will be much brighter, providing a safer environment for students and faculty to make their way around. Safety concerns were brought up by a safety committee after they walked around campus at night and surveyed how poorly lit the campus was, according to Vice President of Student Af-

fairs Kaye Patten-Wallace. Areas such as parking lots and walking areas around the UT campus were considered unsafe and better methods of lighting pathways were taken into consideration. Patten-Wallace said this is an important step in addressing the concerns of students about their safety while walking on campus at night. “The more light you have in an area, the clearer the perception is,” Patten-Wallace said. “People who do bad things won’t go where there’s light.” Not only do LED lights illuminate the campus and help address safety issues, but they are also more cost-efficient and energy-efficient. “The lights throw off a better quality of light,” said Associate Vice President of Safety

and Health Gary Jankowski. The lights use eco-friendly materials such as magnesium, and the cost to run them isn’t as high. “Utility costs are huge,” Jankowski said. “So to cut back on those costs, UT invested in getting the lights. They cut back on utility costs, but they also cost less to produce.” The installation of LED lights is at least one project in place that contributes to UT “going green.” There are groups in the Dowd, Nash, and White residence complex, as well as all of the other residence halls, who are partaking in many green initiatives, according to Jankowski. “There’s a drive for energy efficiency lighting and cam— LED, Page A2

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The West Ramp near Bowman Oddy has had LED lights installed in a portion of the parking garage. The LED lights (right) are much brighter than the figment-based lights (left) that existed before. The lights are also more energy-efficient and cost-efficient.


A2 Police Blotter The following events occurred between Oct 11 and Oct 14. Anyone with information regarding these events should contact UT Police at 419-530-2600.

Burglary

On Oct. 11, a police officer was dispatched to Ottawa House West to take a burglary report. The victim stated someone entered their room when they were sleeping and stole their laptop computer, Xbox 360, external hard drive, and several video games. The victim reported locking the door before going to sleep. The total value of the stolen property is valued at $1,930.

Theft from motor vehicle

On Oct. 12, a police officer was dispatched to the west parking ramp to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim stated his University of Toledo “C” parking permit was stolen from his vehicle. The parking pass was valued at $125.

Theft

On Oct. 12, a police officer was dispatched to the UT Medical Center on the Health Science Campus to take a

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theft report. The victim stated someone stole his cell phone, pair of glasses, medication, and $20 in quarters from him room on the 5th floor of the hospital. The total value of the stolen property was valued at $420. On Oct. 13, a police officer was dispatched to Carlson Library to take a theft report. The victim stated she set her laptop bag down by the drinking fountain and walked away to a computer workstation for approximately 10 minutes and then to a print station. She then realized she did not have her bag, which contained her laptop, and when she went back to the fountain to retrieve it, the bag was gone. The laptop was valued at $820. On Oct. 14, a police officer was dispatched to the Health Education Building to take a theft report. The victim reported he left a bag containing his debit and ATM cards unsecured in the men’s locker room and when he returned, the ATM cards were missing. The victim was later informed by the bank that his card had been used for a total of $3,809. The victim then cancelled his card and was informed that the money will be refunded.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Carlson gets new roof By Randiah Green News Editor

The re-roofing of the Carlson Library has been leaving behind a smell that some library workers describe as “putrid.” “I began to smell it [Tuesday] and it actually made me nauseous,” said Barbara Baker, secretary at the Writing Center in Carlson Library. “I began to wonder if it was a chemical smell or something, so I just turned the fans on and that seemed to help a bit. Then today it came again.” Mackenzie Calhoun, a tutor at the Writing Center and a first-year graduate student majoring in English, said it is sometimes hard to focus on working because the smell is so strong. “I just recently noticed it. And even in the Writing Center, trying to tutor, you are kind of taken aback, and it’s not like you can go outside in the common area and escape it because it will still be there. It’s inescapable.” However, some students are not bothered by the smell at all. Ashley Gomer, a senior majoring in anthropology, said she still comes to the library to study often and the smell is

stronger outside of the building than inside. “It’s outside, but I don’t really smell it inside,” she said. “It hasn’t bothered me coming here because I can smell it when I’m outside, too, and it’s stronger.” Associate Dean of University Libraries and Academic Support Marcia Suter said the smell comes from the asphalt material the workers are using and cannot be avoided since the roof has not been re-done in many years. “It’s nasty; the asphalt roofing material that they’re applying gives off the fumes,” Suter said. “It’s been patched now and then but we’ve had a lot of leaks, so in order to prevent more damage to the building and to the books and everything else, it was time.” The re-roofing project has been going on for at least two weeks, according to Suter. She assures the smell is not hazardous or harmful in any way. “Some people are more sensitive to it than others. Some people get headaches, others hardly notice it, but it’s not necessarily harmful,” she said. “Students who are experiencing some kind of discomfort with it can go outside for a few minutes to get some fresh air and come back in. We’ve been having to deal with it in here too, so it’s just as bad for us as it is for students coming in.” Though people are affected differently by the smell, Suter said she has not noticed a drop in the number of students who come to study in the library and has not heard too many complaints. Baker also said the smell has, seemingly, not affected the number of students who visit the Writing Center. “It’s just an unfortunate side effect of needed maintenance,” Suter said.

LED From Page A1 pus safety,” she said. “The efficiency and sustainability of the lights helps to set a good example for students talking about how to make campus greener,” Patten Wallace said. Jankowski said there is no downside to installing the

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Gunnin’ for your vote Rich Iott, candidate for Ohio’s 9th District House of Representative seat, addresses a crowd of college students at a National Rifle Association function in the Ingman Room in the Student Union Building on Tuesday. Visit our YouTube page for footage.

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The roof of Carlson Library is being renovated, which has caused a disruptive smell to spread throughout the building. Suter said efforts have been made to reduce the intensity of the smell by turning off the air-handles on the roof, which draw in outside air to cool and heat the building when the roofers are working. Suter said the roof construction is projected to be done by Thanksgiving. Calhoun said she doesn’t understand why the project couldn’t be completed lights on campus. “It’s sort of a win-win situation for everyone,” Jankowski said. “The campus becomes a more ‘green’ campus for those interested in helping the environment, and it costs the university less money to operate them.” LED lights are similar to a typical light bulb. The main difference is that they do not

during the summer when there are less students, faculty and staff on campus. “It’s the middle of fall semester. It’s crowded and there’s a lot of activity,” she said. In addition to fixing the roof, renovations of the fifth floor of the library have been completed, creating an “ultra quiet study space” that Suter said seems to be popular with students. have a filament in them, which is the reason why they burn for so long. Because they don’t use a filament, they also do not get hot and run on less electrical power, which makes them more energy-efficient. Although the light itself is not a “green product,” the cutback on electricity is what makes it eco-friendly.


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Abandoning self-interest A firm Republican commitment to “defense of traditional marriage” manifests as homophobia and policies that oppress and endanger a minority of several million members. No one gets hurt when two men or two women marry and heterosexual married couples do not lose anything by sharing their title with homosexuals. However, when government policy reinforces widespread and deep-seated intolerance by declaring that a sub-population is legally inferior, the violent and tragic results speak for themselves. The GOP also forwards an utterly dishonest “pro-life” stance which they only apply to unborn humans, while fully supporting massive defense spending and military intervention leading to tens of thousands of civilian casualties in foreign lands. The endangered thousands of deeply impoverished citizens are likewise excluded from their definition of “life.” Republicans claim to oppose “big government,” but they only support reducing government control in economic affairs, resulting in such deregulations that allowed the recent Wall Streetdriven economic crash. However, they have supported massive government intervention in personal affairs and lifestyle choices such as one’s sexuality. Democrats outperform Republicans in promoting economic security, establishing a minimum standard of living, protecting all minorities from discrimination and violence and extending the offer to participate in “the American Dream” to everyone, eroding the hateful attitudes that isolate and weaken us. The Democratic Party offers the best way forward, and their success in the upcoming elections will have considerable impact on the survival of liberty in this country.

Our incredibly diverse and multicultural nation hosts a myriad of social and economic problems, some of which are only relevant to specific regions or demographic groups. Many citizens only vote to benefit themselves, their locality or special interests that they support. Only by abandoning this self-interested view can one evaluate candidates and positions on the basis of their impact on the entire nation. Through this broad, holistic view of consequences, the Democrats’ platform shows promise of much greater total benefit to the U.S. The Democratic Party acknowledges several important truths denied by Republicans: democratic government is meant to serve the interests of all, not just the wealthy, and that diversity of belief, origin and lifestyle is the foundation and one of the greatest strengths of the United States. Contrary to their opponents, Democrats support policies that protect and empower those with little economic and political means. They work to protect oppressed minorities, extending the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness to all, instead of just the wealthy and politically-entrenched and their supporters. Democrats’ policies reflect an understanding of capitalism’s failings, where those of Republicans condemn the poor and downtrodden to continue living in poverty. Our cherished system of economic survival of the fittest is easily applied to the business world, but as a social practice it is inhumane. Republicans use all manners of justifications to blame poverty on the poor and cut funding for social programs, arguing that anyone unable to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” deserves whatever circumstances into which they were born.

UT offers money-saving financial assistance to Toledo Public Schools Financial experts from the University of Toledo, including Director of Internal Audit Department David Cutri, performed a valuable service for Toledo Public Schools by providing a free analysis of the district’s five-year budget projections. UT’s analysis expects a budget deficit of $39 million for the 2011-12 school year. While the financial analysis was not as in-depth as a full operational audit, it gives TPS administrators a good prediction of the state of the district’s finances. School district administrators sought a way to evaluate the extent of the budget shortfalls, but did not want to deepen the district’s deficit by paying an outside agency for an assessment. Like many school districts across the state and nation, TPS has faced considerable financial trouble in recent years.

The analysis also helped alleviate concerns regarding the accuracy of TPS’ own budget predictions. As School Board President Bob Vasquez said, there was some doubt regarding the methods used by TPS to obtain its figures and the accuracy of those numbers. The expertise of Cutri and other Internal Audit staff is sufficient to relieve any such doubts. This action shows just one of the many ways that the university and the city of Toledo can work together for the betterment of the community. By offering such professional services at no charge, UT saved the school district — and therefore taxpayers — a considerable sum while strengthening the bond between the university and its home city. Any cost-saving collaboration between major players in the Toledo area is both practical and laudable.

- in Your opinion A question of costs To the editor, While the full Board of Trustees last Monday approved Dr. Jacobs’ restructuring plan without raising a single query about its costs, the Audit and Finance Committees discussed two resolutions that same day: one concerning 403b accounts and a request from the Human Resources VP Bill Logie who asked that these taxdeferred accounts be restructured in order to allow UT to deposit on behalf of an individual up to $49,000 in addition to the $22,000 limit of deposits by the employee. Clearly, the average employee of UT won’t be affected by this change, but I suspect that those who receive $50,000 bonuses will be relieved to know that they can offset their tax bill. The other resolution discussed that day by the Audit and Finance Committees was one again brought forward by Bill Logie who asked for an end to the loan program administered by the University for employees who seek hardship loans borrowed against their retirement plan. Mr. Logie indicated that the cost and time involved in administering this plan had become unmanageable. One of the trustees did question the fairness of limiting an individual’s access to his own funds in

time of hardship, and Mr. Fall, chair of the BOT, wondered if this service could be outsourced. Curiously, there was no discussion by the BOT Audit and Finance Committees of any financial consequences to Dr. Jacobs’ restructuring plan. Indeed, the plan was not presented at this meeting though it was presented to the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, prior to its presentation to the full board. One wonders why the Audit and Finance Committees seemed more interested in the two resolutions described above than in a major reorganization of the institution that will have financial implications? Where was the evidence of due diligence related to estimating the costs of reorganizing the university? Recently AFSCME members of the UT campus voted to strike, leading the University to agree finally to a contract, after a year and a half of wrangling. Some trustees, however were concerned that the “contract gave away too much and didn’t properly reflect the difficult economic times and job losses among taxpayers in the community,” as reported by the Toledo Blade, Oct. 12. Oddly enough, the trustees were not worried about the message sent to the community last year following a round of exceptionally generous bonuses awarded to administrators. And somehow the university can calculate

the cost of a complicated labor contract, in this case totalling $2.7 million, but it cannot share the calculations of a restructuring plan, assuring us that it’s just a “wash”? In his op-ed column in the Oct. 10 issue of the Toledo Blade, Mr. Fall indicated that the Board of Trustees has been engaged in a four-year-long discussion about “improving the university’s stature and making UT more studentcentered. We sought to provide undergraduate and nonprofessional graduate programs that would be relevant to the lives of our students and our community.” Which of our undergraduate and nonprofessional graduate programs are not relevant to our students? Is it only the professional graduate program that is of relevance? If students choose our programs, is it not because the students themselves believe those programs to be meaningful? Given the lack of any substantial discussion and documentation of the financial costs of restructuring, what can we expect from the upcoming department and programs review? Who and what will determine relevance? What will this ultimately cost our students? Dr. Linda Rouillard Associate Professor and Chair of Arts and Sciences Council

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A new form of slavery is settling into our liberal, democratic countries at a slow but definite pace. This contemporary version has been passing by, hidden under the mask of its most serious enemy: liberty. It is therefore Reem Subei imperative that we distinguish between the two. Liberty is freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction and hampering conditions. While in the process of lifting control, if we rob people of their right of doing, thinking or speaking according to choice then verily, we have achieved slavery. On Thursday October 7, 2010 France’s Conseil Constitutionnel, the guardian of the country’s constitution, ruled that a law banning the wearing of any face-covering veil in public places does not impinge on civil liberties. The law had passed both houses of the French legislature by overwhelming margins earlier this year and is scheduled to come into effect in the spring. The ban pertains to the full-body and face covering — with an opening for the eyes and hands — worn by some Muslim women in public places. This covering is often called ‘burqa’ or ‘niqab.’ The law imposes a small fine on anyone wearing such a covering and a substantial fine on anyone who forces a woman to wear one. While the law is carefully worded so that the words “women,” “Muslim” and “veil” are never mentioned in any of its seven articles, it is worth noting that the nearly 2,000 women who wear such veils in France are all Muslims. Ironically, supporters of the law see it as a symbolic defense of French values such as women’s rights and secularism and find it liberating and beneficial to Muslim women even though it explicitly fines women who voluntarily choose to wear the veil. Unfortunately, this law is not the first of its kind in France or in the world. Governments, public officials and politicians are constantly interfering with the personal, peaceful, non-violent, day-to-day behavior of women in their countries. Some want to force women to behave chastely, while others who consider this very chastity ‘oppressive’ to women have decided to ban it.

In Saudi Arabia, for example, women are legally prohibited from driving cars. If a woman is caught driving a moving vehicle, she will be prosecuted and imprisoned for breaking the law. This regulation is still upheld because the government perceives it to be in the best interest of the nation to prevent women from traveling in a moving vehicle without a man. Another example of a government dictating a code of conduct for women is found in the country of Iran, where women are mandated by law to cover their hair and body. Iran’s rulers believe that this regulation will help the women rise above the limitations of physical beauty. Notice how every government claims to be doing what is best for its nation. As citizens of a diverse and multicultural world, it is crucial that we do not limit our definition of ‘oppression’ to regulations that force women to wear a veil but extend it to include regulations that prohibit women from

I, just like the French government, wish to wake up one day to a ‘niqab’-free world where all women are convinced that do not need to cover their faces.

wearing a veil. Both are equally oppressive and in fact, the latter is racist. The Oxford English Dictionary offers an expressive definition for the verb ‘oppress’: to keep (a person or group of people, esp. a minority or other subordinate group) in subjection and hardship by the unjust exercise of authority, power, or strength. Increasingly, secular countries have been unjustly exercising authority to interfere with the personal freedom of women at a time when these very countries are using women’s rights as their main argument for the secularization of theocratic countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia. Judging by example, as soon as the harmless personal practices of private citizens become the political debates of a government, oppression and human rights are likely to be compromised. This threat to human rights still exists when the lawmakers have the best interest of their population in mind, since what is liberating to some

women may be oppressive to others and vice versa. I must admit to you that as a Muslim woman, I take issue with the attribution of ‘niqab’ to Islam. The subject is surrounded by controversy and I am one of many devout Muslims who believe ‘niqab’ to be a cultural practice of the old Arab tribes and not an Islamic teaching. I, just like the French government, wish to wake up one day to a ‘niqab’-free world where all women are convinced that do not need to cover their faces. However, the question here is not whether I think Islamic teachings require women to cover their faces or not; the question is whether the state is allowed any say in a woman’s free choice to cover or not. The answer depends on the type of state. For instance, it would be futile to plead with the governors of a theocratic country that the government should not meddle with people’s religious practices since the rulers openly declare that they rule in accordance with religious principles, more specifically what they believe to be religious principles. What we can argue about is when a secular state like France, where personal freedom is supposedly a priority of the state, implements a law that interferes with the peaceful, non-violent, private choices of its people, whether those practices are religious or not. Oppression can take different forms for different people. If the government of France had the well-being of those women as its priority then why are those women complaining? Many people think they could easily answer this question by saying that these women have been brainwashed and do not know better. But that is a racist, sexist and subjective opinion. The early enslavers thought they were doing their slaves a great favor by forcing them to work as slaves. They thought of slaves as lesser beings who need to be forced into the right path because the slaves ‘did not know better.’ Our present world has not come far from that early example; slavery is still practiced by many who think that Muslim women need to be forced into the rulers’ subjective view of liberation. True liberation is the result of choice and choice cannot be forced — it must be voluntary. —Reem Subei is an IC columnist and a senior majoring in communication and sociology.

Stand up and vote! Dear UT student, (yes, I mean you!) Guess what important date is coming up in less than two weeks? Election Day. I can already hear your excuses about how it’s too much of an effort, it takes too much time, one person’s voice doesn’t really matter, both sides are full of crap, etc. I dare you to say that to your parents, grandparents and members of their generations and not be stared at in disbelief. How did the election of our country’s first black President happen, then? How can thousands of people vote all at once if it really takes so much time? It may not be a Presidential election year, but that does not discount the number of important measures that are on the ballot and waiting to hear your input, your voice. So much is at stake in these decisions: your parents’ or guardians’ jobs, our local economy, how you’ll pay for school, your healthcare coverage, whether you’ll have a job during and after you graduate. With the passage of major healthcare reform recently, many of us can remain covered under our parent’s health insurance until the age of 25. However, there are many reforms left to be made concerning students. If you want to have any say in this, vote. If you’d like to find a job after graduation with the security of the safety net of health

insurance, say so with your vote. If you support similar safety nets for your fellow citizen, vote. If you’d like to not be plagued by student loan offers with interest rates above ten percent and credit cards with interest rates above ten percent, vote. The large banks and lending companies are not likely to

So much is at stake in these decisions: your parents’ or guardians’ jobs, our local economy, how you’ll pay for school, your healthcare coverage, whether you’ll have a job during and after you graduate.

stop preying on students, seeing us as easy money, unless we elect officials who hold them in check. If you like having police officers, firemen, libraries, public schools and roads that are not plagued with potholes, then vote for those who care about public services. If you think our infrastructure needs updating, repairing, and maintaining, vote for people who care about roads, bridges, water treatment, power lines, sewage treatment etc.

If you don’t know what each candidate represents and supports, there’s this wonderful invention known as the Internet. It’s full of political resources such as news stories, fact-checkers and websites devoted to voting records and public policy stances of the people running for public office. It’s quite tempting and easy to be discouraged by the federal government’s performance over the past two years, and even the years before that. But you know that mess that was created before President Obama’s term began? It really is going to take longer than two years to fix. Have you ever spilled a large bucket of paint or had a trash bag burst completely, contents flying every which way? It takes more than a small rag or small broom to clean every bit, doesn’t it? So take a short time out of your day, go to the polling station with some friends and perform your civic duty. You owe it to the many people of our past who suffered, spent years incarcerated and died just so you’d have the CHOICE to have a say in the affairs of your country. —Pamela McCray is an IC columnist and a sophomore majoring in political science.

Ignorance is not bliss; get tested and protect yourself Words like probability, possibility, prospect, likelihood and odds are synonymous with the word “chance.” If you are African American and are reading this article you should know that the Center for Disease Control recently reported that 1 in 22 of us will contract the AIDS virus at some point in our lifetime. “Will” is a vastly more definite word than “chance,” isn’t it? Would it further shock you to know that although African Americans make up only 13.5% of the population, we account for more than 46% of all HIV/AIDS cases in the country? All of these statistics are readily available on the CDC’s website for your knowledge seeking pleasure. Google works wonders. So aside from asking the obviously rhetorical and profoundly loaded question of “why,” I’ll go a step

further and ask: when was the last time you got tested? It’s now time for a truth session; if you are sexually active, please put this paper down and ask your partner the same question I just asked you. If you’re met with a blank stare followed by a long pause or there’s a complete avoidance of the question, please call the University of Toledo’s Main Campus Medical Center at (419) 530-3451. They offer free HIV testing every Thursday by appointment only. Even if your partner does provide you with an answer, call anyway because the test is free and you cannot always take someone for their word. Ignorance is not bliss. HIV/AIDS is a permanent condition and there is nothing more dangerous to your health than not knowing you are infected. I have

taken care of two people who have been HIV positive; once as a child and once as an adult. I know what it’s like to see someone’s brain almost completely destroyed by AIDS encephalopathy, which is a really big word for “AIDS dementia.” As a child I watched a

treated for over 22 years. He died on February 10, 1996 after being HIV positive for nine years. She is still alive and is currently an HIV activist in the state of Ohio. She hid her HIV status from friends, family, coworkers and clergy for more than two decades be-

So aside from asking the obviously rhetorical and profoundly loaded question of “why,” I’ll go a step further and ask: when was the last time you got tested?

grown man wither away to a blind, paralyzed, mute shell of a body and as an adult I’ve changed diapers, cleaned up vomit and dressed the bedsores of a woman who was reduced to less than 75 pounds after living with the virus un-

cause of the social stigmas associated with HIV. She was a wife, mother, corporate professional and church member and she was afraid of what people would think of her. She didn’t contract HIV by having promiscuous sex; she contracted

HIV from her husband of fifteen years. HIV is indiscriminate, but it is not a death sentence, and there are treatments readily available to combat the virus. Although HIV affects us all, HIV disproportionately impacts African Americans and it’s time to aggressively attack this disease as a community. David Baker from AIDS Awareness LLC spoke after the staged reading of a play I wrote, entitled The Vajazzle Monologues, which deals with many social issues including HIV/AIDS in minority communities. He has had full-blown AIDS (not HIV) for over twenty years and is currently working with The Ohio State University to help facilitate and perpetuate HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in the State of Ohio. His speech left people so deeply impacted that they

stayed around after the reading to further inquire about his story. David, alongside the woman aforementioned, spoke candidly about the virus and answered as many questions as they possibly could. The point is there are people out there willing to answer your questions. All you have to do is ask. One in 22 African Americans will contract HIV at some point in their lifetime; I cannot reiterate this message enough. PLEASE educate yourself, use condoms and get tested regularly regardless of your relationship status -- just because you’re committed doesn’t mean they are. —Nicole Doan is an IC columnist and a senior majoring in individualized studies.


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“For at least four years, there has been a lot of discussion about [Dorr Street renewal] but when the bottom fell out of the economy, a lot of plans just changed,” she said. Lehnert said he hopes to see “a village-type concept” which will provide retail outlets, apartments, barbershops, dry cleaners, computer repair shops, art galleries, movie theaters and other services for students that are within walking distance from UT’s campus in the near future. However, one of the very first steps in developing Dorr Street is already underway with the Taco Bell located on Secor Road adjacent to the Rocket Hall parking lot moving onto Dorr. The new location will be between Moran Avenue and Mackow Drive, across from the Crossings Residence Hall and Rocket Hall. Vice President of Real Estate and Business Development for the UT Foundation Matt Schroeder said the relocation of the Taco Bell is a starting block and “allows [UT] to keep [the] relationship with the franchise owner, who is in tune with our needs and the needs of the students, especially student safety.” Lehnert said the new location will feature a larger dining area and better drivethrough facilities. Patten-Wallace said she would love to see a bookstore as the anchor of the development because it would help to keep the space rooted in academics and still provide places for students and faculty to relax. Patten-Wallace used Wayne State University in Detroit, which has a bookstore, hair salon and other shops on its campus, as a good model for what the relationship between

TPS From Page A1 an operational audit,” UT President Lloyd Jacobs said. “[A financial review is similar to but] substantially less in-depth than an audit,” said David Cutri, Director of Internal Audit at UT, who helped TPS review their fiveyear budget method. The five-year plan projects TPS’s revenue stream decreasing for the next two years largely due to the bad economy, which has seen decreased funds from property tax, according to Dan Romano, treasurer and chief financial officer of TPS. Another major reason for

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The Taco Bell adjacent to Rocket Hall on Secor Road will move to a new location on Dorr Street between Moran Avenue and Mackow Drive. UT and businesses on Dorr Street should look like. Schroeder wants to see UT turn into a “24-hour campus” that students and faculty feel comfortable coming back to after classes are done for the day. “After 7 p.m., UT is just like any other campus,” Schroeder said. Some of the initial costs of the development will fall on the university, but after the start-up, Schroeder said, “it is very important that the development stand on its own.” Schroeder said projects include burying power lines, widening walkways and possibly constructing foot bridges over Dorr, all of which will be preliminary expenses UT or the UT Foundation may have to pick up. Many feel Dorr Street development is destined to fail without strong, year-round community support, especialthe decrease in revenue is that when stimulus money was issued to Ohio, some of it was given to TPS. That money is expected to come back. “Depending on everything from the election to the state deficit and how we get whacked can change this,” said Jack Ford, TPS board member and former mayor of Toledo. TPS is also expected to receive $7.6 million for keeping employees and re-hiring teachers over two years from President Obama’s $26 billion education stimulus bill. In his review, Cutri found the methods of the five-year plan were “reasonable” in helping TPS recover.

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ly in the summer when fewer students are on campus. “We have to make sure the developments are filled for the other three months of the year,” he said. Schroeder said he hopes UT can follow models similar to Case Western, Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and Notre Dame as campuses that have successfully developed with the support of communities. “It is, and it needs to be, truly a project between the university and off-campus communities,” he said. Schroeder said a key to success will be to “engage the baby-boomers.” “[Many baby boomers] like the energy they find around students and colleges.” The Dorr Street developments will follow the guidelines laid out by the UT At the committee meeting, Jacobs said UT gave TPS an “A” on its five-year budget forecast methods. “There was some concern that we are doing it correctly,” Vasquez said. UT got involved with the review as a favor to TPS, and Cutri spent three days reviewing the plan. “This is an opportunity to be of service and add some value,” Cutri said. If UT had not offered the services or their internal audit program, TPS would have needed to hire an outside consultant for help, which would have cost them more money. “They charge more than minimum wage, let’s put it that

Foundation, the university and student interest groups. The guidelines include strengthening existing communities, working together with businesses, promoting safe and easy travel, celebrating diversity, ensuring walkability, and promoting quality architecture and urban design, among others. Schroeder is pleased with the progress made so far and is anxious for big changes to begin. “Dorr Street has a rich history and after the 60s, Dorr lost some of its luster,” he said. “Today, it’s on the rebound.” Schroeder said the development may extend beyond Dorr Street and reach back into the surrounding neighborhoods to increase business and traffic and in turn lower the petty-crime rates in some of the communities off Dorr. way,” Cutri said. Jacobs said he was happy to have UT help TPS. “I hope this makes a contribution to the kids because that is what it is all about,” he said. The TPS system has been facing many financial problems over the past year. Enrollment is down at TPS schools by nearly 1,400 students this year according to the headcount taken last month, which some suspect is due to the recent elimination of sports programs in some high schools and junior high schools. On the last report card released by the Ohio Department of Education, nine TPS schools were in the

develop better decision-making skills. “They’re learning these skills of planting a rain garToledo GROWs was started den, but they’re also learning in the early 1990s by the Cath- the skills and self-confidence olic Diocese of Toledo in re- to make decisions and work sponse to the cutback in gov- as a team and be leaders, and ernment welfare spending, sometimes followers,” she according to Olga McNamara, said. a member of Toledo GROWs The trees Lawrence and his since 1993. The organization cohorts planted will stabilize has grown to include over 70 the soil along the Ottawa Rivcommunity gardens and has er as part of the river’s restoforged partnerships with the ration, according to Doug Toledo Metroparks and the Collins, UT director of facilicity of Toledo. ties and construction. McNamara said the group Collins said the tree roots has been working with the juhold the soil sediments tovenile justice system since the gether and anchor the river’s mid-1990s and has given many bank area to curb the erosion of the youths who pass through the program an idea process from water runoff. Professor of Environmental that there are ways to make a Sciences Hans Gottgens, who living that don’t involve selling drugs or engaging in other il- helped organize Tuesday’s event, said Toledo GROWs’ legal acts. “It has helped – it’s given the reached out to create an allegiance with kids another inthe commuterest in life othFor the kids that nity — in this er than selling are interested, it case, the unidrugs and goof— ing off,” she said. opens up a whole new versity they M c N a m a r a way of life – vistas – for and made sure said many of the that the Otthem youths who help tawa River maintain the gar- Olga McNamara restoration dens are ambi- Member, was part of tious, hard work- Toledo GROWs their event. ers, noting that “Planting one saved his money and went on to start gardens builds a connection between the residents and his own garden in the city. “For the kids that are inter- their neighborhoods, between ested, it opens up a whole new the students and their camway of life — vistas — for pus,” Gottgens said. Lawrence said he apprecithem,” she said. “It teaches them to share, because much ates the communal element of the produce is given to the of the project and knowing that many of the vegetables community.” Abbie Sackmann, a youth grown in the gardens are dosupervisor for Toledo GROWs, nated to area corrections said the organization’s job- institutions. By giving back to the comtraining program helps innerthrough Toledo city youth develop “soft skills,” munity such as résumé writing and GROWs, Lawrence said he’s interviewing skills, necessary gaining life skills that help him live on his own. for entering the workforce. “I didn’t ever think I was Sackmann said she and the other supervisors give the the gardening type. I’d like to youths more responsibility as have a garden of my own one a way to encourage them to day,” Lawrence said.

lowest category of “Academic Emergency,” an increase from seven schools being in the category in 2009. In the last year, TPS schools have also experienced layoffs as well some schools, including Libbey High School, being closed down.

The upcoming Issue 5 on the Nov. 2 ballot, which if passed would generate an extra $21 million annually for the district, is not included in the five-year plan. The five-year forecast will be presented to the Toledo Board of Education on Tuesday.


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Toledo Museum of Art — There will be a free presentation of the archeology of ancient Swahili discussing trade, Islam and the Indian Ocean world. The event is from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Little Theater.

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Ritter Planetarium — “Horror Stories,” a look at classic horror stories associated with the stars, will be hosted at the planetarium. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children 3-12, seniors and UT students, faculty and staff. Reservations are not accepted. For more information call 419-530-2650 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., or call the 24-hour information hotline at 419-5304037 for a recorded message. Headliners — Here Come The Mummies will be performing. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door, the night of the show. Toledo Museum of Art — There will be wine by the Glass Pavilion from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

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Cheap and quick entertainment for busy college students By Mitchell Rohrer

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Late fees are no more thanks to Netflix, an internet service that provides streaming movies over the internet and sends DVDs through the mail to the 15 million people already hooked. As the world’s largest movie and television show subscription service, Netflix allows members to use its website for unlimited streaming of the vast online collection, as well as one physical copy of film, for only $8.99 a month. Instead

of paying the price for a single movie ticket, college students on a budget can get unlimited videos streamed directly to their homes. Video streaming can be used over any computer, all current video gaming consoles and TiVo, and was recently made available on the iPhone. The actual DVD copies are sent directly to the customer’s home mailbox in about two to three business days without the agony of driving all the way to the rental store only to find all 100 copies of a new release

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Ottawa Park — “Pumpkinarama” will be held at Ottawa Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This event features bouncy rides, face painting, pumpkins and candy. It is free and open to the public. Collingwood Arts Center — “Witch’s Ball 2010,” a celebration of the Witch’s New Year, will be held at the Collingwood Arts Center — one of the most haunted places in Toledo. The event, which will be presented by the Northern Spirits Coven, begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

wednesday Doermann Theatre — UT Bands “Spooktacular” will be held in the Doermann Theatre in University Hall. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

are taken. This service is fantastic, considering a single DVD could cost students four bucks and upwards to rent. However, the best thing about Netflix is the lack of late charges. I can hold on to a movie for as long as I want without fear of fees. This is wonderful for college students who need to spend more time on exams and less on rushing to the video store before it closes. Instead, you can just send the movie back in a pre-paid envelope and Netflix will send the next

movie in “Your Queue.” The queue line is an easy to use tool with its oneclick choices of getting the movie on DVD or leaving it in your queue line to stream later. Netflix offers hard-to-find items like the wide assortment of television shows, comprised of complete seasons varying from 30 Rock to Doctor Who. It has also made my list of Halloween B-movies a much easier task than past years. So why not ditch the movie — Netflix, Page B2

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Metroparks of the Toledo Area — Make a Difference Day will hosted by the Metroparks of the Toledo Area and begin at 9 a.m. For more information and to register for the event visit Reservations.MetroparksToledo.com/Programs/. Ritter Planetarium — “The MoonWitch” is an entertaining and informative look at the Moon. The event begins at 1 p.m. and doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children 3-12, seniors and UT students, faculty and staff. Reservations are not accepted. For more information call 419-530-2650 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., or call the 24-hour information hotline at 419-5304037 for a recorded message.

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For two decades, Oprah Winfrey has been telling daytime viewers that they’re good enough, smart enough and, gosh darn it, people like them. So when she leaves broadcast television next spring, millions of abandoned Americans might storm the self-help sections of their bookstores, start seeing their shrinks five times a week and double down on their Prozac prescriptions. Or maybe they’ll adopt a new TV guru. Daytime-TV programmers are betting on the final option. They’re recruiting a variety of personalities, including Anderson Cooper and Jenny McCarthy, to take a run at the soon-to-be-empty

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These new laws are a vast improvement on the old and, although they are not ideal, they will make it possible for law enforcement to punish the worst offenders.

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throne and take advantage of a shift in viewer interest from soap operas to selfhelp sessions. CBS kicked off its campaign Monday with the debut of “The Talk,” an all-star discussion group led by former “Roseanne” star Sara Gilbert and including Sharon Osbourne and Leah Remini (“King of Queens”). The new show, which has an eerie resemblance to ABC’s 10-yearold staple “The View,” is aimed at overwhelmed mothers concerned about everything from the temperature of their babies’ milk bottles to their teenager missing his curfew. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, who will serve as a correspondent on the series, hopes the panel will show viewers that they’re

The new law will implement fines as high as $1,000 for unprovoked dog bites to encourage owners to restrain their pets. If a dog is found running loose more than once, the ordinance mandates sterilization. Chaining dogs outside for more than an hour or leaving them unattended for more than 24 hours is prohibited as well.

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Oprah Winfrey at the 5th Annual DGA Honors Gala, held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004.

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The removal of the “vicious” label from bull terriers, commonly known as “pit bulls,” broadens the definition of a vicious dog, which will make people safer since it will be simpler to differentiate between a nuisance and dangerous animal.

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Recently, laws have been passed in Toledo to eliminate previous ones that target “‘pit bulls’ for extinction,” according to an article in The Blade. The new laws offer significant improvements to the old in that dogs will now be judged based on what a dog does not what breed they are.

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The bad Experiments at NASA NASA’s plans to blast monkeys with radiation might be canceled. Brookhaven National Laboratory, where the experiments are supposed to be held, made a decision on the matter in August. The documents, which were obtained by PETA, featured the decision but said decision was blacked out by the government so it is unknown by the public whether or not they plan to go through with the project. However, a NASA representative reported that the experiments “might not happen.” Call the Department of Energy at 202-586-5000 for information about their decision to experiment as well as to urge them to not go forward with the project. For additional information featuring an interview with former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, visit News.Discovery.com/space/space-exploration-radiation-mon keys.html. And to send an email to NASA urging them to not perform the experiment visit Secure.PETA.org/site/ Advocacy?cmd=display&pag e=UserAction&id=2663.

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From Page B1 not alone. “My first year with my son was really difficult, really hard. I sat in my bathroom and cried every night,” said Winokur, best known for playing the perky-plus Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray” on Broadway. “I think other moms sitting at home, feeling the same way, will go, ‘Wait a second. That’s what I feel like. Maybe there’s nothing wrong with me and I’m going to come out of this.’” Mehmet Oz, who recently started the second season of “The Dr. Oz Show,” has the same kind of audience member in mind. In fact, he’s even given her a name: “Shirley,” a 40-ish woman who earns $35,000 a year and struggles to make ends meet, not just financially but emotionally. “Her Marcus Welby is dead,” Oz said. “She needs someone to be her go-between. Her intuition is probably on target, but she needs confirmation.” Shirley has long been a typical daytime viewer, but her appetite and expectations have changed. Ten years ago, soaps filled up 8 { hours of the daytime TV schedule. Today, it’s 5 { hours. While Shirley was once content to spend time with scheming twin sisters and cloakroom romances, she now wants to see Rachael Ray springing surprise makeovers, Dr. Phil McGraw trying to curb culinary cravings and Nate Berkus designing bedrooms for divorcees. Winfrey hopes to capitalize on that shift in tastes with her next venture: a cable network that’s all about _ you guessed it _ self-help for women. Oz believes viewers didn’t trust television to offer sound advice for a long period, but came to trust the forum with the rise of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” That show laid the groundwork for many Winfrey wannabes, including Berkus, who first came to national attention on her show. Last month he got his own weekday program, combining Winfrey’s inspirational approach with his own practical skills as an interior decorator. “When we’re given the tools to elevate the way we live, we make ourselves feel better,” said Berkus. Ken Werner, president of Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distribution, said this fall “begins a transition period when long-established franchises are leaving the air and making way for a new generation of shows.” While TV traditionally has turned to celebrities as a source for inspiration _ Ray recruited eternal angel Jaclyn Smith for her latest makeover _ the new breed is all about elevating

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 the average viewer. “We don’t think celebrities are valuable in educating the audience,” Oz said. “If you’re Shirley, and you’re sitting at home, and I bring on a celebrity who can’t find a good chef, that doesn’t work. I mean, you can’t copy Jennifer Aniston.” These days the host is the only required star, and audiences are suggesting they’re ready for new blood. Viewership of Winfrey’s season premiere, in which she invited her audience to join her in Australia, was down 13 percent from last year’s opener, although Winfrey still presides over the No. 1 daytime talk show. In Minneapolis-St. Paul, ratings for “The View” are the lowest in its 10-year history. All this helps explain why so many contenders are throwing their hats in the ring. Former “Nanny” star Fran Drescher will test-drive a daytime talker in six markets in late November. Oz’s wife, Lisa, is discussing a show for Sony that would tackle relationship issues. Winfrey, who co-produces Oz, McGraw, Berkus and Ray, may add Jenny McCarthy to her stable. Earlier this month, Anderson Cooper confirmed that he’s going to join the daytime fray for CNN. But the new crop doesn’t just have to worry about each other. They also have to deal with the judge. Twenty years ago, the only courtroom open in the daytime was Joseph Wapner’s “People’s Court.” Today, a viewer can witness hours of small-claims squabbles a day. The reason: These shows are compelling and cheap. A season of “Dr. Oz” costs around $50 million, an astronomical figure compared with what it takes to maintain Judge Judy’s fake courtroom. “Oprah’s loss is a big issue,” Oz said. “Stations may say that if they can’t bring in enough viewers, they’ll just do inexpensive programming. The question is whether there will be highquality programs to pick up the slack.” The answer: The jury is still out. ___ (c) 2010, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Visit the Star Tribune Web edition on the World Wide Web at http:// www.startribune.com Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. _____ ARCHIVE PHOTOS on MCT Direct (from MCT Photo Service, 202-383-6099): Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus ARCHIVE CARICATURE on MCT Direct (from MCT Faces in the News Library, 202-383-6064): Oprah Winfrey

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Anderson Cooper attends the 9th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s ‘An Enduring Vision’ benefit at Cipriani, Wall Street in New York City, NY, USA on Oct., 18 2010.

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DVDs inside envelopes are scanned, labeled and sorted by a modified USPS First Class Mail sorter, May 13, 2009, at NetFlix’s Carol Stream, Illinois distribution facility, which services subscribers in Chicago and surrounding communities.

From Page B1 rental store all together? Even though the service is extremely convenient, it has its flaws. Due to an agreement with many major motion picture studios, Netflix is unable to release videos the same day they become available on DVD to help increase disc sales. Considering the majority of movies I want to rent are new releases, this makes the service completely useless for finding what actually came out this week. This has become even more prevalent now that Blu-rays are offered through the mail. For example, one of the new releases for this week in the DVD by mail section was “Clash of the Titans,” released in stores back in July of this year. However, the newest release in instant streaming is “Gamer,” put on DVD way back in January. Instant movies mostly consist of older films, television shows and hard to find indie movies, which are hard to come by in traditional rental stores. With the modern technologies one would think Netflix has access to, there is no reason that their newest movies on demand are not as instant as the name implies. However, Netflix offers documentaries that could be valuable for in-class assignments since they can be accessed from anywhere. Now I am able to access videos from National Geographic, Discovery, History Channel and PBS specials, which makes finding visual information a breeze and hours of study time obsolete. Netflix is the way of the future in relation to how we watch movies at home. This fantastic service provides high definition movies straight to computers and gaming consoles while adding new ways to watch movies over handheld devices like the iPhone or by offering the option of Blu-ray. Netflix could be the next best option for home entertainment if they also offered brand-new releases. Now, if they would only offer laserdiscs.


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Hui and Rivard lead Rockets in third place finish

Paced by the play of seniors Michelle Hui and Erica Rivard, the Toledo women’s golf team climbed two spots on the final day of the 2010 Mid-American Conference preview tournament to capture third place. The Rockets tied for the lowest total of 316 on the final day of competition fueled by scores of 75 and 76 by Hui and Rivard. Hui finished tied for 10th place while Rivard finished in 12th place. “I was really proud of how Michelle and Erica played on what is an extremely difficult golf course,” UT head coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. “Tying for the best round of the day was a good accomplishment, but we just couldn’t overcome our deficit. Now we’ll turn our attention to working hard during winter workouts and coming out ready to play in our spring season.” Senior Emily Newcastle tied for 21st place with scores of 82 and 81 while freshman Natasha Gobey and junior Piyathida Chaiyapan tied for 25th place. The Rockets ended their fall campaign and will start back up on Feb. 13 in Victoria, Texas for the Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate.

Men’s tennis competes in UTSA/ ITA Championships The Toledo men’s tennis team is sending four players to compete in the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships in South Bend, Ind.

Consistency From Page B4 and showed that he could be the long-term answer for the Rockets. He will need to continue his growth throughout the season, and facing this defense could really boost his confidence. UT head coach Tim Beckman continues to use the running backs by committee theory as junior Morgan Williams jumped back into the mix, along with fellow junior Adonis Thomas, last week averaging over 3.5 yards per carry. Possibly the most underrated and overlooked runner on the team is Dantin. The Tallahassee, Fla. native racked up 72 yards and a score against the Golden Flashes last week on a team

today. The tournament will run through Monday, Oct. 25. Seniors Sven Burus, Aleks Elezovic and Knot Likitkumchorn will join junior Leo Sarria as those chosen to represent the Rockets. Burus and Sarria will participate in singles qualifying while Likitcumchorn and Sarria will compete in the main draw. Singles qualifying will narrow a field of 64 qualifiers down to eight and enter those players into the main draw, which will consist of 64 participants. “The guys are pumped about Regionals,” UT head coach Al Wermer said. “We’ve had sort of a feast or famine history at this event. We’ve had some signature upsets, a doubles quarter-final and a singles semi, but we’ve also been sent home pretty early.” All four will also compete in the doubles draw, with Burus and Elezovic in one pairing and Likitcumchorn and Sarria as the other. Some of the notable schools also competing will be Illinois, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Western Michigan and Wisconsin.

Volleyball to face BG and Miami (OH) The Toledo women’s volleyball team will travel down to Bowling Green tomorrow to face off against the archrival Falcons before taking on Miami (OH) on Saturday. The Rockets are 2-2 in their last four games including victories against Akron, who at the time led the MidAmerican Conference East Division, and Kent State. Toledo (7-12, 2-6 MAC) has struggled this season since leading 11 carries. Ball State’s offense is centered around the running game. With the Rockets defense ranking 27th in the nation against the run and the Cardinals top rusher from last season, MiQuale Lewis, struggling to find his rhythm, senior linebacker Archie Donald and company will be able to control the Cardinals attack with ease. Freshman quarterback Keith Wenning will be behind center for BSU this weekend. He has shown some bright spots throughout the season including last week’s threetouchdown performance. Wenning will find some success through the air as UT ranks 99th against the pass, but overall he will struggle against the athletic

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defeating Michigan in first week of the season but looks to rebound with two key victories this weekend. The Falcons (6-16, 1-7) are 1-6 in their last seven matches with their lone conference win being a 3-2 victory against Buffalo. The RedHawks are coming off of two road losses at Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan and rank last in the conference in opponent attack percentage (.256). The first set will begin at 7 p.m. in Bowling Green at the Anderson Arena. The Miami game will begin at 5 p.m.

Rockets travel to Ann Arbor for ITA regional event

The Toledo women’s tennis team will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich to take part in annual ITA regional event. The Rockets will face top teams across the nation including Michigan, Northwestern and Norte Dame. “I always enjoy this tournament because it is loaded with talent,” UT head coach Tracy Mauntler said “We will have a great opportunity to compete with the best and see where we stand. I feel like this year’s group can really make some noise at this event.” Competing for the Rockets will be freshman Polina Guimaraes (Granger, IN), Kelsey Anonsen (Victoria BC, Canada) and Alex Cristello (Toronto, Canada), along with senior Ashley Frey (Mentor, OH). Singles qualifying begins today and tomorrow as the field of 48 will look to take place in the championships beginning on Nov 4. Doubles play will consist of a 48-team field with championships taking place on Oct. 25.

Clinch From Page B4 just one other remaining game. “It’s cool that we’ve played well enough to have the opportunity to play for something this weekend—to play for a conference championship,” senior midfielder Erin Flynn said. “All of us as seniors, it’s a sad situation that it’s our last home weekend but we’re also really excited about it.” This will be the final home games for the six Rocket seniors including Flynn, forwards Sarah Blake and Brittany Hensler, defensemen Lauren Baker and Torrie Klier and goalie Angela Righeimer. The UT senior class is the winningest class in school history with two conference tournament titles (2007, 2008) and one regular season MAC Championship (2008) on their

résumé. They have also been the 20th most successful class in the history of the NCAA to date. “It’s an extremely special group,” Evans said. “Each of those seniors has performed exceptionally well in their roles and we wouldn’t be here without them without any doubt. I love every one of those kids and am excited for the successes they’ve had and hopefully look forward to a few more.” “It’s really exciting that we’ve done so well so far and just keep going with it,” Righeimer said. “It’s definitely weird to think this is our last home weekend. We are just taking each week step-by-step and just making the most of it.” This Friday’s game against Central Michigan will be “Think Pink Day” at Scott Park. Toledo will wear pink jerseys which will be raffled

after the game with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. “It’s a cause that’s obviously near to the female student athlete and their families,” Evans said. “Communitywise I think Susan G. Komen’s [foundation] has done a good job of making it visible. The auctioning off of our jerseys has raised several thousand dollars in the past and hopefully we will do that again this year. Hopefully we will have an excited and large crowd on Friday to see two good teams play and if it goes to a cause even better. We are really excited for the opportunity.” Toledo will finish the season with last place Ball State (6-8-2, 0-6-2) on Thursday, Oct. 28. EMU will travel to Central Michigan on the same day to close out both team’s respective seasons.

Rocket secondary headed by senior playmaker Desmond Marrow, who has forced one fumble and has two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown. Depending on which team we see in the first half, this weekend’s game could be out of reach early in the third quarter as Toledo should be able to move the ball with ease on offense and does not have much to worry about defensively. However, if we see the slow-starting, penalty-plagued team of the past, Ball State could give the Rockets their first conference loss of the season.

— Joe Mehling is the Assistant Sports Editor and a sophomore majoring in communication.

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Junior Diauntae Morrow (5) and sophomore T.J. Fatinikun (23) celebrate in a 34-27 win over Kent State last week. The Rockets defense held Kent State to -25 yards in the third quarter.

Rockets From Page B4 honors after a five tackle (2.5 for loss) and one sack performance. He is the fourth Toledo defensive player to win the award in the first seven weeks of the year. “I thought T.J. had his best game by far,” Beckman said. “T.J. is a boisterous leader for us and he really wants to win. He’s one of those younger guys that is helping our seniors and juniors lead. He’s not just doing it on the football field but he’s doing it in the locker room and making us a better all-around football team.” After missing over a month with a facial fracture, defensive end Alex Johnson will return to the lineup this weekend against Ball State. The senior originally was injured after he collided

with Fatinikun against Western Michigan on Sept. 18 and needed surgery to repair the bone around his eye. He was originally scheduled to return last week but he was not ready for game action. Wide receiver James Green remains doubtful for Saturday’s matchup after suffering a concussion in last week’s game against Kent State. The freshman wide out was taken off on a stretcher following a helmet-to-helmet hit and was taken to the hospital. “He took a good hit,” Beckman said. “He will be out there practicing but it will be limited.” Ball State has the No. 2 rushing offense in the MAC led by sophomore Eric Williams, who has rushed for 425 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Toledo edged out the

Cardinals 30-29 last season after a 51-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Opelt to Stephen Williams with just 42 seconds left. “I think they are a very physical football team; they run the ball very well,” Beckman said. “They’ve got a lot of returning starters, guys that we had to battle back against last year in the two-minute drill to win the football game. They are a very capable football team. They’re guys that we’ve seen and our players know they are going to come in here and compete and try to win in the Glass Bowl.” “It’s one step at a time we are looking at Ball State now we have to keep it going,” senior linebacker Archie Donald said. “We have to get after these guys. We got a win last Saturday at home and we have to keep our fans happy as well as ourselves.”


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www.IndependentCollegian.com Rockets need consistency to top Ball State

Coming off the most explosive offensive performance of the year, the Rockets will host a struggling Ball State team Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl. The Rockets rattled off 27-unanswered points last weekend to come back and defeat Kent State to improve to 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference for the first time since 2005. The ’05 Rockets Joe went on to Mehling finish with a 9-3 record including a dominant 45-13 victory over UTEP In order for in the GMAC Toledo to go Bowl. In order “ b o w l i n g ” for Toledo to this season, go “bowling” they cannot this season, they cannot afford a let- afford a letdown this down this w e e k e n d weekend against Ball against Ball State. M a n y State. questions remain about the Toledo team we saw in the first half of last week’s contest. The slow start was the same team we saw against Wyoming, with drives stalled by stupid mistakes and penalties. That forced the defense into bad situations resulting in a 21-7 deficit at halftime. With just one half of good football played at the Glass Bowl, and a struggling opponent coming to town, will we see that team or will we see the Toledo that put up 396 yards of offense and 34 points against what was the top defense in the MAC in Kent State? Good news for the Rockets is that the Cardinals rank among the nation’s worst in both total offense (111th) and total defense (100th) which should allow this offensive surge to continue. Sophomore quarterback Austin Dantin has once again gained control of the starting position

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Rockets host BSU looking to remain unbeaten in MAC play By Zach Davis Sports Editor

Following a 34-21 win over Kent State which saw the Rockets score 27 unanswered in the second half, Toledo looks to remain unbeaten in Mid-American Conference play against Ball State this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl. UT (4-3, 3-0 MAC) will be favored by their largest margin against any team so far this season, currently sitting at 11.5 point favorites against the Cardinals. Ball State has struggled to a 2-5 start on the season (1-2 MAC) with wins over Central Michigan and Southeast Missouri State and losses to No. 13 Iowa, Purdue, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Liberty. “The Mid-American conference is just like it’s always been,” UT head coach Tim Beckman said. “Week in and week out you see different teams winning. We have to worry about what we can do to be successful. We’ve got a five-game stint and this is the next contest.” “This team’s so young and has been involved in three road wins taking it one game at a time. The players believe in the plan of playing one game at a time.” Sophomore quarterback Austin Dantin reclaimed his starting job, which had been in jeopardy the last few weeks, in Saturday’s win with 301 total yards and two touchdowns. It remains to be seen if redshirt-freshman Terrance Owens will get another chance to compete for the job in this week’s game. “Austin played a great game,” sophomore wide receiver Eric Page said. “He was the leader of our offense that night and he proved to us that he should be the starter.” Page had a career-high 14 catches against the Golden Flashes for 109 yards. Sophomore defensive end T.J. Fatinikun earned MAC Defensive Player of the Week — Rockets, Page B3

Ball State at Toledo Location: The Glass Bowl Toledo, Ohio Game Time: Saturday, Oct. 23 7 p.m. Records: Toledo: 4-3 (3-0 MAC) Ball State: 2-5 (1-2 MAC)

Notes: -This is the 36th meeting between UT and Ball State, with a 17-17-1 alltime record. -Toledo won last season’s game 30-29 after a 51-yard touchdown by Stephen Williams with 27 seconds remaining. -Toledo has a 3-0 record in the MidAmerican Conference for the first time since the 2005 season. -Eric Page had a career-high 14 catches in last week’s 34-21 win over Kent State.

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Freshman wide receiver Bernard Reedy scores his first collegiate touchdown in last week’s 34-21 victory over Kent State. The Rockets will try to run their record to 4-0 in the Mid-American Conference with this week’s matchup against Ball State.

UT aims to clinch MAC against two unbeatens By Zach Davis Sports Editor

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Champs! Kyle Prince, a senior majoring in recreational therapy, celebrates after his team ‘5 and Out,’ won the Men’s Competitive 7v7 Flag Football Intramural Championship last night 13-7 over ‘MS1’ in the Glass Bowl.

With the Rockets setting school records last week stretching their winning streak to eight and unbeaten streak to 11 games, the Rockets will be tested this week against league unbeatens Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Toledo will take on the defending MAC Champion Chippewas tomorrow at 4 p.m. before facing EMU on Sunday at 1 p.m. “For everybody the excitement is to play two excellent teams in games that matter,” Toledo head coach Brad Evans said. “You work all season to play meaningful games and we have an opportunity to play two more this weekend.” Central Michigan has posted an 11-3-1 record on the season, winning all eight of its league games. Eastern Michigan is also unbeaten in MAC play at 5-0-3 and holds an 8-54 overall record on the year. Toledo (12-2-2, 8-0-0 MAC) sits in first place in the conference entering this weekend which could in all likelihood decide the league’s regular season champion, as UT has — Clinch, Page B3

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Senior Brittany Hensler has a team-high seven goals on the season. Toledo has won eight straight and has not lost in their last 11 matches. The Rockets celebrate senior day next Sunday with this year’s senior class being the 20th winningest in NCAA history.


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