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UT gets University partners with Northwest State praise in UT and area college offer higher ed associates in alt. energy chronicle By Randiah Green News Editor

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The University of Toledo has a certain something that other institutions are striving for, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which named UT as one of five universities that are building reputations of “greatness.” In the article, which was published on Sunday, Eva Klein, a higher education strategic planning consultant, points to UT as “one institution that has focused on a few areas, including renewable energy (especially solar), biomarkers in medicine, transportation logistics, and advanced manufacturing.” UT President Lloyd Jacobs told the Chronicle, UT has started to chart its own course in “certain — Chronicle, Page A6

Students interested in studying alternative energy will now be able to look to the University of Toledo as a possible location to pursue their education. Northwest State Community College is partnering with UT to offer an associate’s degree program in alternative energy at UT’s Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation. “If students are interested in this program, they can begin taking classes in the spring if they want to,” said Dean of the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning at UT Dennis Lettman. — Partners, Page A2

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Northwest State Community College President Thomas Stuckey (left) and UT President Lloyd Jacobs (right) shake hands during a signing event on Friday for the new partnership between both institutions to offer an associates degree in alternative energy.

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Bad college eating habits could lead to obesity

Bomb Who’s threat That? Name: shocks Position: OSU

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just a joke, Moran said. Students form habits in college that can last the rest of their lives. Weight gain and being overweight are two things that many Americans struggle with. Obesity, which is at the far end of the weight

Three laboratories and the main library were closed down due to a bomb threat that was made Tuesday morning at The Ohio State University. According to reports, William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, McPherson Chemical Laboratory, Smith and Scott Laboratories were evacuated and students were advised to avoid the buildings. A threat was emailed to the FBI tip line and notified campus police at 8:19 a.m. By 9 a.m. the police notified over 32,000 students through the Buckeye Alert System. OSU officials did not say as to why those four buildings were targeted. An article published by The Lantern, OSU’s

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The lifestyle changes many freshmen experience during their first year of college can lead many to gain weight. If the lifestyle is carried on, it can lead to obesity later in life. By Vincent J. Curkov IC Staff Writer

The “freshman 15” is the most common term used for the extra pounds that supposedly all college students gain in their first year. The cause of the freshman 15 is attributed largely to the radical lifestyle change that

many freshmen experience; eating unhealthy food, snacking constantly, reduced exercise, and drinking alcohol. “Everyone kind of jokes around about the [freshman] 15,” said Chuck Moran, director at the Institute of Good Medicine. But the freshman 15 isn’t

Shirt vendor brings ‘love’ to campus By Sura Khuder IC Staff Writer

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy famously declared his support for West Germany with the line “Ich bin ein Berliner,” German for “I’m a citizen of Berlin.” Legend has it Kennedy botched the pronunciation, instead announcing to the audience that he was a jelly donut. When Jonathan Mendez thought of interesting events that honor German history and language, he thought of that event, graffiti on the

Berlin Wall and Peter Fetcher, the 18-year-old who died trying to cross it. The 24-year-old may have graduated with a degree in government from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. but conjuring up these events was not for anything politically related; in fact, it was to make a t-shirt. Mendez sold these shirts each with the word “love” written across it in a differKevin Sohnly / IC ent language, and often with a historical context, yester- Senior Music major Stura Moreland questions the handday in the Student Union carved logo of Zamforia, which has purposeful horizontal symmetry, as founder Jonathan Mendez explains yesterday in — Love, Page A6 the Student Union Building.


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Unknown Fact: “You wouldn’t want to mess with me if we were doing TV trivia from the 60s and 70s because you’d lose every time.” What is great about your position? “The best thing about my position is really the diversity I have in terms of projects that I work on and the people I interact with from the administrative standpoint and the students. I’ve got so many fun people to work with.” How did you come to UT? “My career has always really been in higher education. This is my 30th year in higher education and my fifth year at UT. Having spent about 25 years in smaller liberal arts colleges, being able to take what I’ve learned to a higher scale at a Division I school was very intriguing.” What do you want to bring to UT? “I’m trying to bring some specific strategies relative to increasing our enrollment but also really trying to have students who are a good fit for the University of Toledo,, trying to recruit students who have a great chance for success at the University of Toledo.” Favorite thing at UT: “I think that we at this university have valuable

employees, whether it be coaches, administrators, or staff that work directly with the students. So I’d say it’s the people. We have some really talented people that work with the students, and teach the students.” Favorite Hobbies: “A lot of my hobbies are relative to my family. I have two teenagers. I have coached little league for my kids, which I enjoy a lot. We also have three dogs that keep us really busy. As a parent you’re always involved with your family a lot. My son is a swimmer and my daughter is a competitive softball player.” Favorite foods: “I enjoy most anything. I love Chinese food, pizza, Italian food, and linguini. I’m kind of a Chinese, Italian guy.” What did you want to be when you grew up and why? “I wanted to be General Manager of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. I always dreamed of being the general manger, signing the players and making the trades.” One thing your colleagues don’t know about you: “I’m a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and one of my most prized possessions is an autograph book from when I was a small boy that contains many autographs from Super Bowl I.”

A2 Police Blotter The following events occurred between Nov. 1 and Nov. 11. Anyone with information regarding these events should contact UT Police at 419-530-2600.

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On Nov. 1, a vehicle with a stolen University of Toledo parking permit was discovered in parking lot 13. A boot was placed on the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle later came into the UT Police Department to get the boot removed. The owner stated he bought the permit for $10 at a bus stop and did not know the name of the person who sold him the pass. The owner of the vehicle was issued a citation for receiving stolen property. On Nov. 2, a police officer was dispatched to parking lot 41 to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim stated someone broke into her vehicle by breaking the passenger window and stole her car stereo. The stereo was valued at $200. On Nov. 8, a police officer was dispatched to the East parking ramp to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim stated he parked her vehicle on the second level of the parking ramp and placed her purse inside the trunk. When she returned to her vehicle, her purse was missing. The victim stated she does not recall if she locked her doors, but she usually does. The purse contained $20 in cash, her driver’s license, several debit cards, a Cannon Powershot Camera valued at $300, an iPod Touch valued at $150 and a GPS valued at $125. On Nov. 10, a police officer was dispatched to parking lot 40 to take a theft report. He victim stated he parked his vehicle in the lot while he took his children to the dentist office in the UT Medical Center. When the victim returned, he noticed the doors were unlocked and his computer bag with $533 in cash was missing along with checkbook.


On Nov. 3, a police officer was dispatched to the Student Recreation Center to take a theft report. The victim stated his cell phone and $5 in cash was stolen from his locker. The victim stated he placed the key to his lock under a trash can near the basketball court. The victim stated the key was still there when he left the court and the locker was secured when her returned to recover his items. The cell phone was valued at $500. On Nov. 8, a police officer was dispatched to Carter Hall West to take a theft report. The reporting person stated she was cleaning her room and had placed the desk chair that belonged to UT outside the room in the hallway. After she finished cleaning, the victim returned to the hallway to retrieve the chair and found the desk chair missing. The chair was valued at $100. On Nov. 10, a police officer


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Partners From Page A1 The presidents of both institutions signed the agreement for the alternative energy program last Friday. Faculty members from NSCC will teach courses relating to alternative energy and English composition courses at the Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation, while UT faculty will teach students in the program technical support courses within UT’s College of Engineering and other general courses including math and sciences. The classes will be a combination of online and face-to-face formats. The alternative energy program will offer students two tracts: system service and system design. “If you want to be dealing more with the actual development design of alternative energy, you’d be going into the design tract,” Lettman said. “If you wanted to be dealing more with maintenance, servicing and operation you’d be in the service tract.” Though students will be dual-enrolled and receive credit at both institutions, their associate’s degree will be granted by NSCC. Lettman said the program will also help students transition “seamlessly” into a bachelor’s degree program in the College of Engineering at UT. “They can enter into either mechanical or electrical engineering technology [at UT] or into our individualized programs immediately after they have completed their associate’s degree,” he said. “If they want to go into any one of those programs, it will be a seamless transition.” NSCC has had an alternative energy program on their campus for two years. “That program was of interest to [UT President Lloyd Jacobs] because of was dispatched to the Student Recreation Center to take a theft report. The victim stated he put his wallet which contained his Rocket Card, driver’s license and credit card in an unlocked locker while he went to work out. When the victim returned from working out, he noticed the items were missing. The victim later was notified from the credit card company someone had used his card to make a $5 purchase at Wal-Mart.


On Nov. 11, a police officer was dispatched to Carter Hall West to take a burglary report. The victim stated he left his dorm room and upon returning he noticed his $800 laptop was missing. The victim reported his roommate was in the room at the time the laptop was stolen with several friends. There were no signs of forced entry.

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Cindy Krueger (far left), vice president for academics for NSCC, Dan Burklo (second from left), NSCC dean of engineering technologies, NSCC President Thomas Stuckey (left of center) meet with UT President Lloyd Jacobs (right of center), Brian Randolph (second from right), associate dean of UT’s College of Engineering, and Allen Rioux (far right), chair of the UT’s department of engineering technologies to sign a new partnership between both institutions to offer an associates degree in alternative engineering. all the work that’s being done with wind energy and solar energy at the University of Toledo,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement at NSCC Mari Yoder. “It has been very popular out here on our campus.” Jacobs was not available for comments. Yoder said the partnership with UT will allow NSCC to expand the program and offer it to more students. “Because of our rural location, it limits the number of students who can take it,” she said. “That’s where we see the benefit. It’s opening up the opportunity to more students.” Dean of the College of Engineering Technology at NSCC Dan Burklo said the community college and UT have been working together for years since most of NSCC’s engineering students transfer to UT. “They have a really good engineering program, and we

have a really good starting engineering program, so we work real close with them to make sure our classes match their classes and students will be able to transfer their credit,” he said. Because of the already existing relationship between the two institutions, Burklo said, helping UT with an alternative energy program was a perfect fit. As the amount of non-renewable energy resources available constantly declines, Burklo said, society needs to start looking closely at alternative energy. “When you look at the rate at which non-renewable energy is being used, the country has to find other sources in alternative energy or it’s going to become a problem,” he said. “As the innovations in alternative energy get developed, we need to be a workforce that can design these systems and explore these systems.”

Lettman said alternative energy education will be important to the unemployed and underemployed of Lucas County because it can prepare them for a “new wave of jobs.” “In terms of looking at the job market and what the jobs are going to be in the future, it’s right on target,” he said. “There are so many people who are currently either unemployed, underemployed, and people looking to upgrade current jobs. If they’ve lost a job, they aren’t going to be able to go back to the job they had because that job doesn’t exist anymore. This is the new wave of jobs. This is why the program is here: to train students for the kind of jobs and work that are going to be in the future.” If institutions like NSCC and UT provide an educated workforce in the field of alternative energy, Yoder said, it will attract more companies to northwest Ohio and

improve the job market. “I think that as northwest Ohio has seen loss of jobs in manufacturing due to the economy and decline of the automotive industry, the region has been looking for new areas to grow in and alternative energy has been an area that they have shown there is going to be a need for in the future,” she said. “We’re trying to be proactive to draw those industries to the area and one way to draw them to the area is to offer them an experienced workforce.” UT and NSCC hosted an open house for the alternative energy program yesterday afternoon during which about 14 students showed an interest in the program, according to Burklo. Though the program will be offered in the Spring 2011 semester, Burklo suspects it will not have much enrollment or promotion until the Fall 2011 semester.

Corrections In a story titled “UT unveils hospital room of the future,” in Monday’s issue, we identified the wrong person in a caption for one of the photos. The man in the picture was Interim University of Toledo Medical Center Director Scott Scarborough, and we misidentified him as Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Biosciences and Health Affairs Jeff Gold.

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In an article titled “20th Wallenburgh recipient awarded” that ran in our November 4 issue, we misspelled the last name of the Holocaust hero in the story’s headline. Raoul Wallenberg is the correct spelling of his last name. Also, the scholarship recipient Sarah Lawrence is the 21st award recipient, not the 20th. The scholarship, however, is in its 20th year.

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Obesity From Page A1 gain scale, is on the rise, according to a new study by the Center for Disease Control. “These are important years. It doesn’t get easier as you get older,” Moran said. In 2001, the United States Surgeon General issued a call to action to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity. The goal was to decrease obesity in adults to 15 percent but in 2009 every state was over the desired goal, according to Vital Signs: State-Specific Obesity Prevalence Among Adults. The overall obesity rate had increased 1.1 percent nation-



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Thursday, November 18, 2010 ally since 2007. “Obesity goes beyond being overweight,” Moran said. Obese people are at least 40 to 50 pounds over their ideal weight. According to the CDC, “Obesity is common, serious and costly. Approximately 72.5 million U.S. adults are obese.” The CDC also reports that people who are obese have medical costs averaging $1,429 more than people with their weight in the normal range. “Risks of obesity, wow, there are a ton of them,” Moran said. “Obesity can lead to chronic diseases.” One risk of obesity is that it

can lead to types of cancer, said Alexis Corbin, a registered dietitian with UT Rocket Wellness. Corbin has been working with UT Rocket Wellness to fight back against childhood obesity. Yesterday she visited Robinson Middle School, where she gave a food demo and a fruit sampling of star fruit, pomegranate, kiwi and mango. None of the students in the five classes they visited had ever eaten any of these fruits before. Corbin hopes kids will be able to step out of the starch and carbohydrate-heavy lifestyle that persists throughout America, at least once in awhile.

The causes of obesity range from heredity to lifestyle, Corbin said, and college students are especially at risk. “A lot of us are busy with our school schedules,” Corbin said, “cooking healthy can be expensive a lot of the time. When we get out of high school we don’t have gym class, and for many this leads to a less active lifestyle. According to Corbin, kids are less active and are playing more video games, whereas 50 years ago most people would be outside playing. The impending holidays will make weight gain even more of an issue, Moran said. “Around the holidays people are very busy and don’t

always eat the best food,” he said. Some students at UT feel there should be healthier choices in the dining halls. “They have healthy food they just don’t prepare it in healthy ways,” said Stephanie Velottea, a sophomore majoring in pharmacy. Others feel the challenge is in getting students to motivate themselves to exercise more. “I understand that it can be difficult to motivate yourself to exercise,” said Tyler Branscum, a sophomore majoring in psychology. “I ate a gallon of cottage cheese yesterday, and it will probably be a problem.”

While it may be difficult to prevent packing on extra pounds, Corbin said, there are things that even students can do. “Shop smart, buy fruits and vegetables that are in season,” she said. “If you just cook more you can increase your nutrition. We do a little bit of everything.” The Institute of Good Medicine also provides a myriad of medical information including include ways to improve nutrition. UT Rocket Wellness offers personal trainers and coaches that can help you improve your nutrition. UT Rocket Wellness can be reached at 419-383-BFIT.


Flight passengers up in arms over airport security By Jon Hilkevitch, Julie Johnsson and Becky Schlikerman Chicago Tribune (MCT)

CHICAGO — If you could put three faces on the emerging public reaction to new government procedures for screening airline passengers, they'd be anger, resignation and confusion. Next week, Thanksgiving travelers who haven't flown recently will for the first time encounter full-body scans and "enhanced pat-downs." If it seems intrusive to these occasional passengers, they can join a frustrated and sometimes outraged crowd of travelers who aren't necessarily feeling more secure than before. Growing numbers of frequent flyers are protesting loudly, challenging the propriety and the outright effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration's latest security precautions. The TSA officers who are required to run their hands over the genitals of samegender passengers to look for hidden objects say they aren't thrilled by the new rules either. The TSA officers "have to deal with nasty comments all day long," said Steven Frischling, an aviation blogger who covers TSA and security issues. "These people don't like being called 'dirty,' or 'disgusting' or 'Nazis.' " Combine the intrusive searches with holiday stress, baggage fees and the large numbers of infrequent fliers this time of year and the result could be a toxic stew, travel analysts warned.



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"People are showing up and they're stressed, they're paying more for their seats," said travel writer Joe Brancatelli. "I could see where this really gets ugly." Ed Hummel, for instance, fumed all the way from Philadelphia to O'Hare International Airport on Monday. The Philadelphia resident, who travels 40 weeks a year as a baking instructor, had been patted down by TSA officials like never before, in a procedure he called "very intrusive" and "humiliating." "They were up and down my leg, my groin, my crotch," he said after landing in Chicago. "In front of everyone. No closed doors." "I'm very angry," said Hummel, 59, who planned to file a complaint against the TSA. "I thought we lived in the U.S. It's a police state now." At some security checkpoints, traditional metal detectors are rapidly being replaced by full-body scanners. Passengers who opt out of the controversial new security checks can expect to be patted down across every inch of their bodies, under new screening methods the TSA rolled out over the last month. Even the TSA's menu of holiday foods that are approved for carry-on travel has changed. Cakes and pies are OK to carry on flights; gravy, cheese dips and other dense edibles that detection devices might flag as explosive materials are banned as carry-ons. (A list is available at Body scanners are becoming the primary screening method at airports, replacing

decades-old walk-through magnatometers that detect guns and other metal objects, but not explosives. At the checkpoint, a screener motions a passenger to step into shoeprints in the unenclosed body-scanner and to hold their arms over their head. The image, which looks similar to an X-ray and is blurred to hide facial features, is viewed by a different TSA screener in an enclosed room. The image is immediately erased and cannot be retrieved, TSA says. In most cases, the procedure lasts 30 seconds or less and the traveler continues on. However, if a potential foreign object is spotted on the person's body, additional screening is required, including a hands-on pat-down. The TSA says pat-downs are done as a last resort, in cases where travelers decline full-body screening, or to resolve alarms that go off when someone walks through a metal detector. "Only a small percentage of passengers need a pat-down," said TSA spokesman Jim Fotenos. Children under age 12 are not subject to the enhanced pat-downs, according to the TSA, and anyone else who is eligible does have the right to request that the procedure be conducted in a private room and in the presence of a travel companion. Harry Donaghy, a traveler at O'Hare on Monday, said his knee replacement always sets off airport scanners. So he wasn't surprised when he was pulled out of the line at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport. In the past, the TSA officer might have

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used a metal-detector wand to scan Donaghy's body. This time, he used his hands. "It was more than patted down," Donaghy, 79, of Las Vegas, said while waiting for his flight home Monday at O'Hare. "They grope-search you. It seems excessive." And for some travelers, a pat-down can be especially disturbing. "Look, there's millions of people, kids as well as adults, who were molested," said Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition. "This more aggressive patdown, it just brings it all back to them." Despite the outcry, many travelers are willing to give up a little privacy and convenience in exchange for better security, especially in the wake of bombs disguised as printer ink cartridges that terrorists in Yemen shipped aboard jets in a thwarted attack last month, and an "underwear bomber" who came close to blowing up a plane near Detroit last Christmas. "We ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote in Monday's USA Today. "We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the

face of a determined enemy." Airport officials say passengers generally accept the hassles as necessary. "I'm a little concerned how negative some of the rhetoric is right now. The vast majority of flyers I speak to are grateful for the security," said Jim Crites, vice president of operations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. But public patience is growing thin. Lines at security checkpoints are longer even before the holidays, much of it the result of passengers taking everything with them on the plane to avoid paying new fees to check luggage. The increase in carry-on items creates headaches for TSA screeners. One sign of a rising, orchestrated tide of complaints is "National Opt Out Day." Consumer advocates opposed to full-body scanning have designated Thanksgiving eve, one of the busiest travel days of the year, as a day to boycott flying or, if they do travel by air, to decline the body scanning. "Jam TSA checkpoints by opting out until they remove the porno-scanners," urges the website Travel could be disrupted if thousands of people request the pat-downs, stretching TSA staff thin. "People are going to opt out," said Mitchell, of the

Business Travel Coalition. "If they do so in large numbers, flights are going to be stuck at the gates." The new measures go so far beyond what travelers are used to, civil liberties groups said, that they have prompted a flood of queries to groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union. Rutherford Institute president John Whitehead said the procedures violate the Fourth Amendment, which guards against strip searching or frisking people unless there is a reasonable suspicion that they are engaged in criminal activity. Legal scholars say there are two questions that likely must be answered: Do people have a constitutional right to fly, and when they do, is there a reasonable expectation of privacy? The answer to both, they said, is no. "Most courts would say you consent to the conditions of flying, and if you don't want to go through security, don't fly," said Ronald Allen, a professor at Northwestern University Law School. "These are safety measures that are being used to grant access to this good." ___ (Chicago Tribune reporter Dahleen Glanton contributed to this report.)



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Balancing Toledo’s budget The $14.5 million budget shortfall facing the city of Toledo’s general fund presents significant challenges for the coming years, and Mayor Mike Bell has presented a budget plan that addresses the situation with foresight and frugality. By making new hires to offset overtime costs, removing trash collection from Toledo’s responsibilities, selling city assets and shifting money from the capital improvements fund to the general fund, he aims to retain a high level of city services without imposing drastic tax hikes. Toledo’s general fund, which is drawn from the city’s income tax, includes expenditures for police, firefighters, refuse collection and city employee salaries. Recognizing how reluctant Toledo residents would be to accept an increase on taxes or fees, Bell has presented a plan that seeks to reduce costs and make better use of existing resources. Instead of seeking to increase revenue, the proposed budget relies on using funds more efficiently and eliminating wasteful spending. Bell’s plan hinges on the transfer of solid waste management from the city to Lucas County. Under the current scheme, Toledo spends about $7 million more on disposal than it receives in fees for that service. Using a private trash hauler to collect refuse from Toledo’s 95,000 households is projected to save the city $2.8 million for the year. Also, the city’s automated collection trucks could be sold to the

company that takes over collection. Getting Toledo out of the refuse disposal business is favored by members of both governments, but the city legislature had too many questions to make an early decision on the matter. A big factor in the current crisis is the repayment of salary increases and deferred overtime pay from last year. Because these costs were delayed in order to make the previous year’s budget more palatable, the city must now compensate for the deferred payments. Many view these decisions as poor planning, which will hopefully lead to more predictive decision-making in regards to city labor agreements. From now until the end of 2011, Bell’s administration will negotiate new contracts with seven of the city’s unions. It is hoped that these will be negotiated with the intention of providing taxpayers with a clear picture of each contract’s true costs. This budgetary scheme skillfully addresses some of the city’s major issues while accounting for the circumstances of the current recession. Any tax increase would be received most unfavorably, but a decrease in the quality of city services would likewise inspire unrest and kill any hopes the mayor may have for reelection. If Bell is able to learn from past experience and anticipate future problems, he may succeed in balancing Toledo’s budget while meeting residents’ expectations of safety and health.

Opponents of women’s equality win again; Paycheck Fairness Act blocked in Senate Yesterday, a minority of U.S. senators blocked the progress of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a law already passed in the House of Representatives two years ago that would prohibit companies from paying employees different wages based on gender. Many people today, especially those of the younger generation, see the US as having come far in terms of freedom and equality for women, but the evidence suggests otherwise. A wide chasm spans the distance between and man’s and a woman’s economic opportunities, ensuring that most women must occupy a lower social space than men. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, data gathered as recently as September 16, 2010 show that women employed full-time, year-round make 77 percent as much as men in the same circumstances. Women of ethnic minorities suffer even greater disparity: African American women take home an average of 68 percent of a man’s pay; Latina

women, 58 percent. In the difficult economic times brought on by the current recession, pay equity is more vital than ever. Data from 2009 show that 40 percent of women were the primary wageearners for their families. To perpetuate the huge gap between what women and men are paid is to doom many of these women and their families to inescapable poverty. A law enforcing pay equity would reward companies that pay the sexes equally, giving them an edge over discriminatory competitors and increasing the freedom and social mobility of women in the U.S. Yesterday President Obama expressed his deep disappointment with the 42 senators who voted not to allow the bill to continue to discussion and a final vote. Although the Paycheck Fairness Act has been blocked once again, the President and others vow to keep pushing it until it succeeds. The future social equality of this country depends on it.


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- in Your opinion Game day parking chaos I was very surprised at the traffic jam today on campus and the whole chaos on the parking lots until I received the announcement from the University... I understand the rivalry between BGSU and UT and that we all need to support our team and sports on “campus,” however closing Lots 5, 7, 9 and 10 starting at 7 a.m.!?! And as if that was not enough Lots 3, 4, 18 and 28 will be closed

Great American Smoke out Left out of a previous article, The University of Toledo Pharmacy — on both Main Campus and Health Science Campus — have lead the way and done a great job

starting at noon? Hum? How much space is needed for a tail gate party? While students are actually trying to go to classes, the University prefers to SANCTION those who commute to campus by TOWING their vehicles? Hum where are the priorities at UT? Several teachers have been pressured to close their classes for THE game. I thought weekends where for that, especially if you are going to create such an impact on “campus.” The whole day has been a

mess around here, and NO I am not a bit pleased about this game, not the fault of the team, but again of our fine administration who does not seem to think too far beyond a football. Or maybe they know more on the whereabouts of the peace pipe! I have been surprised by the lack of comment from the University community on this matter.

planning for the Great American Smoke out on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. They will have a Carbon Monoxide machine that tests the level of Carbon Monoxide in the lungs as well as other Tobacco Cessation Education materials. They have partnered up with Colleges Against

Cancer and the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention to make the Great American Smoke out a success for all Students, Staff and Faculty at the University of Toledo.

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Neighborly Apathy In the November 8, 2010 issue of the Independent Collegian, I wrote a column entitled “Not Forgotten by All” to bring readers’ attentions back to the ongoing struggles of the Haitian people since a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck on January 12, 2010. Since that time, the Haitian people have been living in tent cities in horrendous conditions with minimal supplies. Women have continuously experienced sexual assault, international efforts to rebuild are at a standstill and people outside Port-au-Prince are living in some of the most inhumane conditions in the region. Medical equipment and supplies continue to be rationed and people are falling ill and/or dying because they lack the most basic supplies: fresh water, healthy foods and supportive permanent shelter. As it currently stands, more than 230,000 lost their lives to the earthquake and while I do not have an accurate account for those that have died due to conditions on the ground, Hurricane Tomas kept its promise and created another massive epidemic that threatens the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

When I wrote the last article, the death toll from cholera hovered somewhere around 500, but there were more than 7,300 people hospitalized. As of November 17, 2010 the death toll is over 1,000 and experts are expecting it to rise exponentially. Huge riots broke out in Haiti’s second largest city, Cap-Haitien, due to the cholera outbreak, and since

These people have been displaced, their homes and lives have been destroyed and they’ve been forced to live as refugees on their own land.

emergency vehicles were unable to get into the city, thousands of sick individuals were left without any access to potentially lifesaving medicine and equipment. Can you blame them for rioting? These people have been displaced, their homes and lives have been destroyed and they’ve been forced to live as refugees on their own land. Their government and the international community

have no adequate plans of action and the people of Haiti know it, so what do we expect them to do? Are they supposed to stay quiet and die silently? And what is the game plan if cholera spreads into the Dominican Republic? We shouldn’t have to wait for the first anniversary of the earthquake to discuss the devastating conditions it has caused. We all know that in less than two months, international media outlets will, like the opportunists they are, converge on Port-au-Prince to sensationalize the tragic events Haitians have been forced to bear. I will declaratively state that if Haiti had any natural resources or economic value to the United States or Europe, we would see an international outcry for sustained emergency relief. It disgusts me to know that we can travel halfway around the world and invest millions of dollars in the destruction and reconstruction of Iraq, but we cannot invest in our Haitian neighbors who are just a short few hundred miles away from our southern shores. —Nicole Doan is an IC columnist and a senior majoring in individualized studies.

War on drugs rages If there’s one leftover problem from the 70’s that’s still making headlines in today’s newspapers, it’s the so-called War on Drugs. The misinformation and unwarranted fear of dangerous and not-so-dangerous drugs still permeate television, magazines, blogs and other forms of media. This is not to say that there isn’t hard, scientific evidence that crack cocaine and heroin can create an addiction or kill the user on the first use. But there are quite a few missing angles in this War on Drugs, and if you happen to read the Dayton Daily News, then you may have stumbled upon evidence of this. Recently, use of a kind of synthetic marijuana called K-2 has risen in several states, prompting lawmakers to take notice and propose a ban on possessing or selling this substance. K-2, for those unfamiliar with it, is sold as incense in small corner grocery stores. When smoked, the effects are similar to those of smoking marijuana. According to a health official mentioned in the Dayton Daily News, there are additional dangerous side effects such as elevated heart rate and nausea. What my study of the War on Drugs has taught me is to pay close attention to which substances are given a penalty for possession

and or distribution, why the person using and or possessing them is being penalized and how the substance is dangerous. It also is important to consider the political and economic circumstances that influence the legal status of a substance. Prescription drug companies, which legally produce and distribute drugs that often have several harmful side effects, make huge, legitimized prof-

Either there are some odd standards being upheld at the FDA and DEA or someone is looking the other way.

its and channel much of that money into campaign contributions to influence the politicians that regulate their industry. Seriously, have you listened closely to all the prescription drug ads with narrators racing through the list of side effects so fast you can hardly understand, or read the fine print in a magazine ad? I dare you to read a handful of ads without being boggled by the list of side-effects of one drug.

Legal drugs prescribed by a doctor should be much scarier than the notorious natural plant products dried, ground, and smoked in a joint or pipe. Either there are some odd standards being upheld at the Food and Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Agency or someone is looking the other way. Just for starters, there are plenty of burgeoning medical studies showing that patients with life-threatening illnesses and depression fare much better when treated with medical marijuana than with conventional drugs. There is plenty of further work to be done to study the effects of marijuana, but it is a slow process because the government’s Schedule I classification of marijuana inhibits researchers in studying its medical uses. I’d like to ask this question of one of these state representatives pushing for a ban on K-2, though it could be directed at any public official who is dealing with drug policy: How and why are you treating marijuana and similar substances differently than drugs one receives from a licensed physician? —Pam McCray is an IC columnist and a sophomore majoring in political science.



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Threat From Page A1 student newspaper, reports that approximately 1,500 students were affected by the evacuation of the four buildings. Those who left the building thought they were leaving the buildings because of a routine fire drill and some left their personal belongings inside the building as they walked outside into the rain. OSU sophomore business major Jesse Gentile said bus routes were blocked off, causing difficulties for some students to get to class. One student who was affected was Ben Stumph, a freshman majoring in

mechanical engineering, who had a physics lab in Smith that evening. Stumph said he was mostly frustrated with the inconvenience of the threat because he had a midterm yesterday. “I mean, it ticked me off because I needed to get to these classes. It was kind of an inconvenience. It was the biggest thing I felt, anger,” he said. Another student, Emily Musal, a sophomore majoring in meteorology, said she did not take the threat seriously because police were allowing students into buildings attached to McPherson who had class in the afternoon. “Obviously they were not taking it seriously and I

wasn’t taking it serious,” Musal said. According to OSU Police Chief Paul Denton, nothing suspicious was found in any of the buildings. Public Safety Director Vernon Baisden said classes and functions were to continue as scheduled despite students who said their instructors called off classes in buildings close to the evacuated buildings. “They told us that nothing was found and buildings were reopened as scheduled,” Gentile said. The search concluded about 8 p.m. and by 9 p.m., all buildings was open, according to an article published by The Lantern.

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The Franklin County Bomb Squad as well as OSU Airport Police and several other local public safety agencies were on hand to search McPherson Laboratory following a bomb threat Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010.

Chronicle From Page A1 peaks of excellence to strive for.” “If we tried to follow in the footsteps of the University of Michigan, we could work as hard as we can for the rest of our lives and never catch up,”

Jacobs told the Chronicle of Higher Education. Other universities mentioned include Ball State University, Portland State University, Texas Christian University and the Virginia Commonwealth University. The Chronicle listed the universities as each having

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Shirts From Page A1 Building. “These shirts are more of a reflection of the diversity of this generation,” Mendez said. “Unlike older generations, our generation really embraces diversity. It’s oldschool not to.” Mendez said these shirts are meant to have people become more aware of others’ languages and the cultures they speak, but because they have cool designs that attract younger consumers, this happens indirectly. “It’s sort of a starting point for someone to become more aware of another country by knowing a single word they speak — the most important word they speak,” he said. Since many of these shirts also feature details about the country the language is spoken in, it also exposes people to the history of a nation they may not be aware of. The idea to create shirts with “love” in different languages came after Mendez’s sister Olivia sent him a picture she drew of their family in the mail. Mendez sent the picture back with the word ‘love’ written all over it in different languages. “When my sister called and said we should make shirts with the word love on it, I just thought ‘why,’ what would be the point,” he said. Now Mendez sees the tshirts as something beyond a product he is selling: it’s a concept he is trying to promote. “The shirts aren’t meant for people to brag about national pride but to see how similar all of us really are,” he said. “People ask me why ‘love,’ but what other word would I put on a shirt? Love is the one word that means the most to the most people everywhere.” The first shirt was created with ‘love’ written in Tibetan and was made while Mendez was a freshman in college. After the strong reception by friends and family, he continued creating more.

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Students peruse the shirts for sale at the “Zamforia” vendor stand in the Student Union Building near the food court yesterday afternoon. The shirts have ‘love’ spelled in different languages. “The word love has always had this image of being pink and purple with hearts everywhere, but it’s not, it’s real,” Mendez said. “Love is important and with this so are the people and the languages they speak.” Today, Mendez has shirts written in 23 different languages, some shirts featuring a combination of languages like the memorial eagle shirt that displays love in the languages of various countries the United States has gone to war with. The shirts are sold online and at a store in Boston called “Zamforia.” The name of the company is a word Mendez made up that he defines as “the embodiment and aura of the perfect action, at the perfect time.” At his store in Boston he said he is already seeing the effect the shop has on

the young people who frequent it. “I can ask any of the kids who go there ‘what’s love in Hindi’ and they all know it’s ‘prem,’” he said. “They are these young white kids who hang around the store because they think the shirts and store are cool but you see this effect it has on them.” Yesterday was the first time Mendez was in Toledo, having been to college campuses in Columbus, Ohio and Philadelphia, Penn. since October 2009, and today, he and his cousin are in Cleveland. Each shirt sold comes packaged in a sealed potato chip bag with the company’s logo, but unlike the t-shirts the company is based on, the chip bags don’t really have a deeper meaning, Mendez said. They are just potato chip bags.

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‘More than just the gondolas’ By Weslie Detwiler IC Staff Writer



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Venice, Italy is most commonly known for its romantic gondola rides, carrying lovesick couples leisurely through the water. However, Norah Myers, a senior majoring in art history, said this charming city is “more than just the gondolas.” Myers is one of approximately 20 students involved in “Venice: Light and Landscape,” an exhibition class working in collaboration with the Toledo Museum of Art. The efforts of the class, along with the museum, are working on an exhibit of a vast array of artwork, the majority of which was created in Venice. Although there is plenty of cooperation from the museum, students in the class are

responsible for the entire exhibit. The students are split into groups in order to mirror what working for a museum would look like as a team effort. While all students get the opportunity to vote on what artwork goes into the show, more specific groups relate to research and writing, organization, promotions, and education. In addition, a separate group of five students had the chance to work with an exhibition designer to arrange the works. An exciting part of the project for Myers was getting a chance to dig through the art that the museum had stored away. “It’s super fun to go through stuff that no one else sees,” she said. She hopes that since the public can now view these inspired

works, they can better comprehend how the essence of this “amazing floating island” truly captures the inspiration of its artists. “Venice is one of the cities that is always in media and movies, but I don’t think people understand it as a city and artists’ hub,” Myers said. She also anticipates guests will better appreciate the “immense work that goes into [the] city.” The main focus of the exhibit is light and how it interacts with the landscape of Venice. Myers said the exhibit shows not only multiple facets of the city, but also the unique vision of water and light that this magical city possesses. The notion of being a city on water is fairly exclusive, therefore making the entire exhibit uncommon yet provoking.

The instructors of the exhibition class are Richard Putney, an associate professor of art, and his wife, Carolyn Putney, the head curator at the art museum. Between the two, the couple has traveled to Venice approximately 20 times, and these voyages are what inspired the class. Most of the work originated in the 18th and 19th centuries. The majority of the artwork revolves around print making, such as engravings and lithographs. However, other pieces include oil paintings, works of glass, masks from the famous carnival festival, an antique chair, and a piece of fabric sold at $400 per square yard. Also, a watercolor painting can be found that was created by the former director of the museum, George Stevens, for which the Stevens gallery was

named. Found in the Hitchcock gallery, Richard said the exhibit featuring such a unique city is considered to be “very picturesque.” He notes that “most of the work is by very famous Italian artists,” including Paul Signac and James McNeill Whistler. Richard hopes that “people will be inspired by what the artists have done.” Separating Venetian works from other forms of artwork is its unique beginning. Michele Sanderson, a senior drawing and art history major, is another student studying under Richard in the exhibition class. “Venice is interesting because of the conglomeration of so many styles put together,” she said. — Venice, Page B2 or call 419-530-2375. The Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts will perform Almost Maine by John Cariani tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, Owens staff faculty and alumni. The center is located on 30335 Oregon Road in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Search for Life” is the newest production at the Planetarium. Admission to all public planetarium programs is $6 for adults and $5 for children (3-12), seniors and UT students, faculty and staff. Reservations are not accepted. Doors open 30 minutes before each program. For more information, please call 419-530-2650, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or call the 24-hour hotline at 4195304037 for a recorded message. Photo courtesy of Michele Sanderson

Saturday Ritter Planetarium—“Santa’s Secret Star” will be performed at the Planetarium. Admission to all public planetarium programs is $6 for adults and $5 for children (3-12), seniors and UT students, faculty and staff. Reservations are not accepted. Doors open 30 minutes before each program. For more information, please call 419-530-2650, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or call the 24-hour hotline at 419-5304037 for a recorded message. Toledo Library— The Toledo Ballet will be performing “The Nutcracker” from 11 a.m. to noon at the McMaster Center of the Main Toledo Library. Registration is required. For additional information and to register visit or call 419-259-5231.

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A portrait of the Venice skyline painted by Paul Signac displays at the “Venice: Lights and Landscape” exhibition in the Toledo Museum of Art.

Local photographer opens ‘Black Sheep’ By Anastasia Ellis IC Staff Writer

Whether students are looking for original artwork to color an office, home, or business, the Black Sheep Photography Gallery has a lifetime of photographs from around the world and even right here in Toledo from the camera of one local artist. With the click of a button and a snap of her Canon 40D, a love of photography turned into a professional business for one aspiring woman. “This gallery was always my dream,” she said. “But you have to have enough good photos to start one. And I have finally been doing it long enough to have enough good photos.” Cheryl Hardy has been taking pictures all her life and like others, she would share them with friends and family. Now she is going one step further and sharing them with the public. Hardy welcomed family, friends, and guests to the grand opening of her Black Sheep Photography Gallery in Levis Commons Plaza in Perrysburg, Ohio; amid wine, fresh fruit, and enticing desserts, her photographs from far-off vineyards to animals down on

the farm hung from the ceiling. “Black Sheep Photography actually started as a hobby,” Hardy said. “It was a way for me to share pictures. I get to go to a lot of really neat places, just by will or by luck. What started as a personal sharing of photos with my family and friends turned into a semiprofessional hobby and a website, and that turned into an art gallery.” Hardy originally grew up in Port Clinton, Ohio and moved to the Toledo area about 20 years ago. She has attended the University of Findlay, Arizona State University, and Baldwin-Wallace College. Hardy is heavily involved in community and was the creator of the Mud Puddle in support of the Toledo Mud Hens’ opening day. Upon visiting the gallery, Hardy is willing to explain the story behind every photograph. Although she has no formal education in photography, her marketing background helps bring her passion for pictures to life. Hardy has been in the marketing business for 15 years and currently owns a marketing and public relations firm at Levis Commons, which she started at 21.

“We study the big guys, the good guys, the great ads, and the bad ads. So you develop an eye, you develop what’s good,” Hardy said. “You study the best of the best. And I think that is what taught me to see what to look for.” She believes that education is not a barrier and encourages anyone with a creative idea or hobby to pursue it. Just like the black sheep with a touch of pink on her business cards, Hardy knows the possibilities for a great picture are endless. “For me, photography is a creative outlet,” she said. “In my day job, in the real world, I have to walk a straight and narrow line. I don’t dress outside the lines, I don’t talk outside the lines, I don’t market outside the lines. This creative outlet allows me to be a black sheep. I’m going to crawl out on a limb to get that great picture or I’m going to do whatever I want.” Not only are the pictures captured by a local artist, but the picture itself is also produced there. In a partnership with Form and Function, a computer software design firm, and SFC Graphic, a large — Black Sheep, Page B2

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BlackSheep Photography Gallery is tucked in to the last building on the west side of Chappel Drive in Levis Commons.



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Black Sheep From Page B1 scale print shop, the Black Sheep prints are produced on a hard board that allows the customer to hang up right after purchase and guaranteed fade resistant. Most of the pictures are displayed without a frame, but aesthetically grouped together

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to illustrate a particular theme from rustic vineyards to a recent visit to Switzerland. Over 200 photographs are on exhibit in this brightly-lit gallery that also shares half its space with Hardy Communication. Every photograph is for sale and completely up to the customer’s preference. Customers can also choose

to purchase a frame or the unframed photograph. Hardy wants to accommodate whatever people want and the wall art starts at $35. “This is really a test,” she said. “I hope we have priced it right for the market. We have kept that in mind, certainly. We want to keep a low price point.” The Gallery is open

Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment, and is located in Levis Commons at 4185 Chappel Drive. Black Sheep is in the last building on Chappel Drive and easily recognizable by black and pink pinstripe awnings alongside C. Sterling Jewelers and Fiddlestix.

Photo Courtesy of Michele Sanderson

A sketch of a bridge in Venice that is displayed at the Toledo Museum of Art

Venice From Page B1 According to Sanderson, styles that contributed to Venetian art are widely varied. Byzantine, Islamic, Renaissance, and neoclassical can all be found within the frames at the museum in this one exhibit. Sanderson said Venice is also the city where oil paintings on canvas originated. Considering the vast amounts of water surrounding the

buildings, the moisture was too immense for any paintings on the fresco walls to hold. This is where the canvas came into play, now one of the most popular means of expressing artistic mediums. Sanderson hopes that visitors take away the feeling of Venice and the desire to want to go there after viewing the show. “You’re going to see the mood of Venice,” she said.

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The gallery houses of Black Sheep Photography has multiple hanging boards full of photographs in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Tailgating — it’s neither here nor there By DC Guastella IC Staff Writer

Peace Pipe’ after a 1948 tradition basketball practice, wherein the winner of the Yesterday between 5 p.m. competition would hold a cerand 8 p.m., students, alumni emonial pipe until the opposand friends packed into the ing team is able to win it back. back parking lots of Rocket After a 1969 theft of the pipe Hall and the lot adjacent to the from UT’s athletic office, the Glass Bowl Football Stadium pipe was replaced with a repto honor the sport tradition lica trophy. known as tailgating. “[It’s] a good opportunity to The tradition of tailgating get together with fellow stuinvolves a few crucial ele- dents and show your support ments – those coming arrive in for your team,” said UT junior cars, set up W h i t n e y food stations in I think if getting Osborne. their trunks Those in the and socialize drunk before a parking lot with one game is what pumps were grilling another. eating people up, go for it. and The tradition food, listening takes its name to music, playfrom the tailing catch and gate of a picknaturally, many up truck, the Chelsey Brown were consumSophomore, UT preferred autoing an abunmobile to dance of bring, though alcohol. pickup trucks were far from “I think if getting drunk beprevalent yesterday. fore a game is what pumps “I saw a lot of adults driving people up, go for it,” said expensive cars. Most of them Chelsey Brown, a sophomore left the Rocket Hall parking at UT. lot right before the game,” said While many students particMPA student Ian McClure. ipated in the events preceding Students showed up in prep- the match, some also comaration for the football game plained of the traffic obstrucbetween UT’s 7-4 Rockets and tions on campus – roads on Bowling Green State Univer- the north and south sides of sity’s 2-9 Falcons. campus were changed from The two teams have long two-way roads to single direcbeen rivals, and the late sea- tion thoroughfares, and the son face-off is colloquially two lots used for the events known as the ‘Battle for the were closed for parking.

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Matt Harmon, a Senior Education Major, and Evan Hughes, a Sophomore Education major, play “Cups” last night in front of Rocket Hall. They won the game 13 points to 5 points.

“I believe tailgating gets everyone hyped up for the game because they are getting drunk,” said UT freshman Sandra Higgins. “I hate the parking lot conditions.” While UT students may hold a range of views on the subject, plenty of students were in attendance for the tailgating. The mêlée was enough to attract the student radio station WXUT, whose representatives showed up with a tent and prizes for those students willing to perform goofy stunts on camera. Stunts included singing, dancing, and general eccentricity, all done in the name of small rewards dispensed from the tent. Rewards include iPod gift cards and WXUT T-shirts. Besides UT students, a few people flying BGSU’s orange and brown could be found mingling with the rest of the group. Students from both schools were amicable to each other, and could be seen talking and engaging in another tailgating tradition: cornhole. Next Friday will be the last game of the season for the Rockets against 3-8 Central Michigan University. This will also be the last game of the season, and the last opportunity of the year for UT students to pay tribute to tailgating.

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Peace Pipe From Page B1 defensive linemen Johnie Roberts and T.J Fatinikun sandwiched BG quarterback Matt Shilz, forcing the ball to come loose. It was recovered by Toledo’s Malcolm Riley. “As a defense we talk about being tougher than our opponent,” Fatinikun said. “As a defensive lineman one of our jobs is to make sure we get pressure up front and I feel like we did a pretty good job at that.” Toledo capitalized on the good field position as Owens once again found success down the field, this time to junior wideout Kenny Stafford for a 33-yard touchdown pass to put UT ahead 12-0. The Rockets failed to convert a two-point conversion as junior tight end Jerome Jones could not get a foot in bounds in the back of the end zone. After a three-and-out by the Falcons, Thomas caught

a swing pass from Owens and broke into BG territory setting up a 35-yard touchdown pass from Page to junior Tim Cortazzo. Owens tossed the ball wide to Page and the Toledo native found Cortazzo open in the end zone to give UT a 19-0 lead with 7:14 remaining in first quarter. On third-and-goal, the Falcons cut the lead to 19-7 when Shilz found Calvin Wiley over the middle for a 13-yard touchdown after Owens was intercepted trying to force a pass to Cortazzo deep in his own territory. The Rockets immediately responded with an 81-yard touchdown dash from Thomas to give UT a 26-7 lead with 11:01 remaining in the half. The junior running back broke free down the sideline avoiding a tackle at the line of scrimmage and used a few key blocks from Stafford and Cortazzo. After a stalled drive by the Rockets, Bowling Green

struck first in the second half on a 71-yard punt return by Eugene Cooper to cut the lead to 26-14 with 10:06 left in the third quarter. Junior Charles Rancifer intercepted a pass intended senior BG wide out Tyrone Pronty to give Toledo the ball at their own 27-yard line. The Rockets capitalized on the drive with a nine-yard run by wideout Bernard Reedy on a reverse to take a 33-14 lead at the 4:21 mark in the third quarter. The Rockets defense continued to stifle the BG offense in the fourth quarter to hang on for the 19-point victory. “A little Gatorade bath, I’ll take them all,” UT head coach Tim Beckman said. “Every time we win, as long as we win.” The Rockets close out the regular season with a showdown against Central Michigan on Nov. 26 at the Glass Bowl. The game time has yet to be announced.

Rockets advance to second round of MAC Tourney Nick Kneer / IC

Junior wide receiver Kenny Stafford catches a 33-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Toledo’s 33-14 victory over Bowling Green yesterday.

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Rockets lose at Purdue

The UT women’s basketball team fell 79-66 at Purdue on Monday in the second round of the Preseason WNIT after leading 42-35 at halftime. Purdue (2-0) took the lead for good on a three with 11 minutes remaining. Drey Mingo, who led PU with 21 points, hit a pair of free throws with 2:29 remaining to cap a 9-0 run giving the Boilermakers a 73-61 lead. Junior guard Naama Shafir scored a game-high 23 points for the Rockets (1-1). Toledo hosts Missouri State (1-1) at noon on Saturday for the final contest of the Preseason WNIT.

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Senior outside hitter Amber DeWeerdt had 13 kills against Kent State in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Tuesday. By IC Staff

The eighth seeded Toledo women’s volleyball team defeated ninth seeded Kent State 3-1 (25-22, 25-16, 16-25, 25-21) on Tuesday at Savage Arena to advance to the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. The Rockets will face top seed Ball State on Friday Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Seagate Center. Freshman outside hitter Lauren Rafdal led Toledo (1216) with a match-high 20 kills and a .348 attack percentage. Also tallying double-digit kills was junior OH Amber DeWeerdt with 13 while senior

libero Katie Westerfeld led the team with 23 digs. The Rockets opened the match with a 6-1 spurt in the first game to give Toledo the 10-4 lead. A late run by Kent State (13-19) brought the match to 21-19, but DeWeerdt slammed the door shut with two kills to give UT the game at 25-22. The second game was tied at 10-10, but a 6-1 run by the Rockets gave them a commanding lead. The Rockets closed out game two with a 25-16 victory. The third game was the low-point for Toledo as they dropped the set 25-16 after trailing by just one at 8-7. The

Golden Flashes rallied to post a 13-8 lead and held UT to at least a four-point deficit the rest of the game. Kent State posted a 13-8 lead in the fourth game, but the Rockets scored nine consecutive points for a 17-13 advantage. KSU tied the game at 18-18, but the Rockets pulled away late, earning a 2521 victory. Toledo will have their hand full against the number one seeded Cardinals as UT was unable to register 20 points in their previous match on Nov. 11. Ball State clinched the MAC regular season championship after defeating the Rockets in straight sets.

A little Gatorade bath, I’ll take them all. Every time we win, as long as we win.

Tim Beckman UT Head Football Coach

Section B

Sports Thursday, November 18, 2010



Zach Davis – Editor

Rockets stomp BGSU 33-14, reclaim Peace Pipe Trophy By Joe Mehling Assistant Sports Editor

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(From left to right) Eric Page, Alex Johnson, Kevin Kowalski, (top) Desmond Marrow, Archie Donald (middle), Nate Cole and Johnnie Bush (bottom) celebrate with the Piece Pipe Trophy after the Rockets beat Bowling Green 33-14 yesterday at the Glass Bowl.

The Rockets captured the Peace Pipe Trophy last night for the first time since 2006 in a 33-14 victory over Bowling Green at the Glass Bowl. Toledo racked up 537 yards of offense and forced the Falcons into four turnovers. “I feel relieved, we owed them,” junior running back Adonis Thomas said. “There is nothing better than beating a team who has beat you three consecutive years, at home with so much on the line.” Thomas had a career-high 235 total yards for the Rockets (7-4, 6-1 Mid-American Conference), with 163 on the ground and 72 yards receiving. “You either make plays or you don’t,” Thomas said. “If you’re not running on every cylinder for this one, then I don’t know what you’re playing for.” Redshirt freshman quarterback Terrance Owens completed his first five passes of the game and ended with 225 passing yards and two touchdowns with one interception against Bowling Green (2-9, 1-6). Sophomore wide receiver Eric Page led the team in receiving with nine catches for 111 yards and one touchdown. “The better football team won tonight,” Falcons head coach Dave Clawson said. “They played better and executed better than us.” The Rockets first drive ended with six points after Page blew by BG safety Keith Morgan and hauled in a 48-yard touchdown from Owens with 11:05 to play in the first quarter. However, Morgan busted through the line to block the extra point giving UT the 6-0 lead. Just two plays later, — Peace Pipe, Page B3

Thomas to debut for Toledo against UIC By Zach Davis Sports Editor

Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk told the Independent Collegian yesterday that freshman point guard J.T. Thomas will make his debut this Friday at 7 p.m. against Illinois-Chicago. Thomas has missed the first two games of the season while recovering from a foot injury suffered over a month ago in preseason workouts. “J.T. practiced a full practice today and he is ready to go,” Kowalczyk said. Thomas’ debut will coincide with Kowalczyk’s first official game at Savage Arena. The Rockets were 2-0 at home in exhibition play, winning 82-80 over Siena Heights and 92-73 over UM-Dearborn. Toledo is 0-2 on the season with road losses at No. 13 Illinois and No. 22 Temple, being outscored by opponents 166-94. “It’s nice for us to come back and have our home opener, really the start of our new era,” Kowalczyk said. “That begins with this weekend and we are looking forward to playing well in front of our hometown fans.” Thomas is one of the five captains on the Rockets team this season but is only one of two (Wright) that are currently playing.

Sophomores Rian Pearson and Matt Smith, who played under Kowalczyk at Wisconsin-Green Bay, join junior Iowa State transfer Dominique Buckley as the remaining three captains. All three will be eligible to play next season due to NCAA transfer rules. “I appointed J.T. [as captain] and I’ve never appointed a freshman in my career,” Kowalczyk said. “To be honest, I don’t believe in it but I’ve never coached a kid like J.T. as well. “He’s our best communicator, our toughest kid and our best leader. He brings a presence to the floor and that’s something we drastically need at this point in time. I wasn’t very happy with our leadership those first two games and J.T. is our best floor leader.” Sophomore guard Malcolm Griffin, who originally spoke of going to the bench upon J.T.’s return, will remain in the starting lineup. Senior forward Anthony Wright, sophomore Hayden Humes and freshman Delino Dear will also start against the Flames. The Rockets will have put out a different starting lineup in all three games this season.

“I’m not a big believer in [different lineups],” Kowalczyk said. “I like consistency, but I think this year we are going to have to go by who plays well and who earns it.” With Thomas moving into the starting lineup, Zack Leahy will now come off the bench. The freshman walkon is the team’s leading scorer at 11.5 points per game this season. Also moving to the bench in favor of Wright is freshman forward Reese Holliday. Holliday has just two points in 50 minutes of playing time this season. Wright debuted in the Rockets last game against No. 22 Temple from a foot injury. “[Holliday] did not Thomas play well,” Kowalczyk said. “He’s turning the ball over. He will be fine, he’s a freshman. There are high expectations for him but he’s a freshman. He has had a hard time adjusting to the length of the game. He will be fine.” After facing UIC (0-1) on Friday, the Rockets will take on Rhode Island (0-1) Saturday at 7 p.m. and the College of Charleston (1-1) Sunday at 3 p.m as part of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.

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Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk told the Independent Collegian yesterday that freshman point guard J.T. Thomas will make his debut on Friday against Illinois-Chicago. Thomas has missed the first two games of the season after foot surgery in the preseason.

The Independent Collegian, 91st year, Issue 23  

Twice-weekly student-run newspaper serving the University of Toledo campus since 1919.

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