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Library databases cut By IC Staff
Budget cuts to the university library system will result in the cancellation of 37 electronic resources, the most significant cut to resources the university has made in recent years. According to Vice Provost Ben Pryor, dean of the Department of Learning Ventures, UT’s library budget is a little more than $2 million, slightly below the median of institutions the university’s size in Ohio. He said the library exceeded this budget in the past by subscribing to electronic resources that resulted in long term commitments the university could not afford. As a result, cuts to the library needed to be made. According to Pryor, enough library staff was cut,
therefore resources were the next option. “We asked where else can we cut and we had two questions: one, are we spending money on things that nobody uses anymore? Do we want to maintain a museum consisting of books people aren’t reading or checking out anymore,” he said. The cuts to electronic resources were made in order to sustain services students wanted, such as keeping the library open longer. Pryor said electronic resources were cancelled based on how little the materials were used. This included how many people accessed and download the journal articles and how often the articles were cited. Some of the journals the — Database, Page A2
A closer look at ... Toledo’s manly rankings out of 50 cities Sports: 42 Based on the number of professional sports teams played in the city. Manly Lifestyle: 5 Covers various consumer behaviors in a city such as the number of registered pickups and motorcycles, sports TV viewing and fishing. Concentration of manly retail stores: 21 Businesses described as manly in the city include BBQ and chicken wing restaurants, steak houses, Harley Davidson dealerships and home improvement stores. Manly occupations: 27 This covers the number of construction workers, police officers, firefighters based on the “Occupational Employment Statistics” survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salty Snack Sales: 7 Total sales of salty snacks and crackers were measured for each city. Emasculating criteria: 48 Cities lost points for the number of cupcake shops, coffee shops, sushi restaurants, “modern” male apparel stores, and home furnishing and décor stores.
POD to open in Stranahan Hall By Casey Cheap IC News Editor
Students at the College of Business and Innovation in Stranahan South will soon be able to have lunch without having to leave the building A new Provisions on Demand Market, similar to the ones in the North Engineering Building and Carter Hall, will be set up on the first floor of Stranahan South and will open no later than Friday. It will occupy a former student lounge that used to include vending machines. “It will include pizza by the slice, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, ice cream, soda, water and coffee,” said Joy Gramling, director of auxiliary services. “We renovated the old student lounge and vending machines have been moved to the basement.” Nick Kneer/ IC
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The POD in Stranahan South will be similar to the ones in Carter Hall and the North Engineering building.
Toledo ranked 12th ‘manliest’ city By Jennifer Ison and John Gummersell IC Staff Writers
Cupcake shops, coffee shops and sushi restaurants make a city more feminine. A lack of these establishments increase the “masculinity” of an area. This is why Toledo was ranked as one of the manliest cities in the nation in a nonscientific survey funded by Mars Incorporated. This year, the Glass City climbed 14 spots to 12th place in the third annual Combos “America’s Manliest Cities” survey. The study looked at 50 of the largest metropolitan cities in the country and ranked them based on a list of qualifications. The broad categories ciities were ranked on include the number of professional sports teams, manly lifestyle, concentration of sports bars, home improvement stores, number of manly occupations such as police officers and construction workers and salty snack sales. Toledo rose in manliness due to its rise to fifth place in the manly lifestyle category. This category includes the number of registered pickup
trucks and the amount of Winning title of “manliest sports TV viewed in the city. city” was Nashville, Tenn. The sale of salty snacks also Other Ohio cities on the list rose, moving Toledo up to were Cleveland in sixth, Cinseventh place in that cinnati in 14th and Columbus category. placing 18th. A city’s ranking drops if Only two cities from Michithere is an excess of coffee gan made the list. Detroit shops, sushi restaurants, ranked 25th and Grand Raphome décor stores, cupcake ids was 29th. shops and other stores listed Olugbenga Ajilore, a proin the “emasculating crite- fessor of economics at UT, ria.” Toledo said being manranked 48 This study seems ly is a part of out of 50 in the Midwestern to be defining culture. this category, ‘manliness’ in ways which means “The Midthey are very that do not reflect the western struclow on the realities of men’s lives ture of geogranon-mascuin the 21st century. phy lends itself line scale. to motorcycle W e n d y recreation,” he Skaff, man- Charlene Gilbert said. “Working ager of local Chair, with your hands Womens and Gender Studies resturant is a historical Star Diner, said she credits factor of Toledo.” the success of the restaurant Matias Hidalgo, a sophoto Toledo’s masculine more with a pre-law concenatmosphere. tration, said the Jeep plant is “I definitely believe the a strong masculine industry manly aspect of the city has in Toledo. fueled our business,” Skaff Like other students and said. “Our owner plans on faculty interviewed, he does opening a Star Bar within the not agree with the masculine Toledo area due to our suc- criteria cities were judged cess here.” under in the survey. The Star Diner wait staff Charlene Gilbert, chair of uniform is similar in concept the Women’s Studies Departto the Hooters uniform. ment, said she is skeptical
about the survey because it was sponsored by a snack company. “[This] makes me hesitant to draw any substantive conclusions based on this research,” she said. According to Gilbert, one of the motives of the study is to gain the attention of consumers who might represent its targeted demographic. “This study seems to be defining ‘manliness’ in ways that do not really reflect the realities of men’s lives in the 21st century,” she said. Gabriella Edgar, a sophomore majoring in psychology, said the businesses used in the survey to measure a city’s masculinity, such as hardware stores and steak shops, are a regular part of any large city. “I don’t think that these ‘manly’ businesses thrive here because of the masculinity,” she said. “I think if these businesses were anywhere else, the ‘masculinity’ would be higher there, too.”
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Students compare two-year and four-year colleges By Allison Seney IC Copy Editor
Some students believe a fouryear degree holds more value than a two-year degree — at least at UT. Students from across the nation are looking to the different types of career pathways provided by two-year degrees due to a stagnant economy and high unemployment. That trend, however, has not caught on at UT, which only offers 10 associate degree programs, according to their website. When asked about how they view a four-year degree versus a two-year degree, some students
at UT thought that a four-year Labor Statistics, the most recent degree was worth more. median annual wages of a physiSydney Drexler, a freshman cal therapist assistant is $49,810, majoring in precompared to a physiphysical therapy, It is impled that you cal therasaid it is smarter to have a fourmake more money pist who year degree. [with a] four year degree. can earn “A two-year deIf I could make more $77,990 a gree in my field is money with a two-year year. for a physical “It is imdegree, I would do it. plied that therapist assisyou make tant,” she said. Chaz Boes “You can make Sophomore, more monmore money as a Computer engineering ey [with a] physical therapist. four year The more advanced degree you degree,” said Chaz Boes, a sophhave, such as a doctorate, will omore majoring in computer enpay even more money.” gineering and technology. “If I According to the Bureau of could make more money with a
two-year degree, I would do it.” Though investing in college is costly, developing the skills toward a high-paying job is the ultimate goal. According to the College Board website, 47 percent of all full-time undergraduate college students attend a four-year university where tuition and fees add up to less than $9,000 per year. At a two-year college, however, the average cost is $2,713. “Four-year versus two-year degrees is simply different opportunities for different people at different stages in their lives,” said Paul Many, a professor of communication. “A two-year degree,
among other things, may be all someone wants or needs to qualify for particular employment, or it may be a way of taking courses close to home while someone saves up money to continue their education later at a fouryear college.” Many said students not in a rush may find it more convenient to attain a four-year degree. “A four-year college degree, for example, may be useful for someone who is more academically inclined or who doesn’t have particular employment needs at the time, like someone still being supported by parents,” he said. “Some may use the fouryear degree as a springboard to
higher degrees such as degrees in law, for example.” Janet Rozick, a visiting professor of history, believes a twoyear degree isn’t as respected as a four-year degree, but she believes that a degree is better than not having any degree. “A two-year degree may work, depending on the institution, though a completed two-year degree transfers better than just taking assorted courses,” Rozick said.
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Database From Page A1 university will cancel include the Historical New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Oxford Scholarship Online, American Physical Society Journal and Henry Stewart Talks. Accesses to some of these journals have already expired, with the remainder to expire on specific dates until fall 2012. Pryor said the number of journals cut does not represent the significance these journals hold to the people who rely on them. “The sad thing to say in this situation is that there is
no resource that isn’t of significance to someone at the university,” he said. “We tried to take that into account, but there was no way to avoid crossing someone.” Pryor said if future cuts to the library need to be made, they will be to library materials such as the books that sit on the shelves. “Every book that sits on our shelves is money,” he said. “There’s a cost associated with books that sit on the shelf, which sounds odd, but it’s true. It’s a few dollars a year, but when you talk about hundreds of thousands of volumes, that adds up.” Pryor said the elimination of resources is a part of a national trend of fewer materials
Thursday, September 8, 2011 being offered immediately for access. Resources such as OhioLINK or Interlibrary Loan are being used more frequently. Although the same articles will take more time to access, they will be less expensive for libraries to use. According to Pryor, the university is also trying to generate revenue for the library by offering courses to students in information literacy.
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Muslim Student Association The Fast-a-Thon takes place today from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the student union auditorium. Fast-aThon is one of MSA’s major events of the year. In its fifth year, Fast-a-Thon will benefit victims of the Somalia famine. MSA will donate a certain amount of money to the Ohio Food Bank on behalf of each student who pledges to fast for one day. Students who fast are invited to a free dinner/iftar.
Department of Theatre and Film An event to honor the life of Evelyn Davis, former costumer for the UT Theatre Department, will take place tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Studio Theatre. Some of Evelyn’s clothing will be shown and a memorial service will follow. Refreshments will be served afterward.
Department of Music Professor of Music Michael Boyd and UT piano students will perform pieces by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel and Arlen in a piano concert at the Toledo Museum of Art Great Gallery Sunday at 3 p.m. Contact Angela Riddel at TheArts@utoledo.edu for more information.
Commuter Student Services An ice cream social for commuter students will be held at the Cold Stone Creamery on Talmadge Road Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students must have a valid Rocket ID and Rocket number to get a free ice cream voucher. Vouchers are limited to one per student.
Chemistry Department The UT Student American Chemical Society Presents: The Changing Seasonality of Tundra Plant-Soil Chemical Interactions in the Alaskan Arctic, presented by Assistant Professor of Ecology Dr. Michael Weintraub. The lecture will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Wolfe Hall Room 1201. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Muslim Student Association and the Multi-Faith Council of Northwest Ohio The annual CatholicMuslim dialogue will take place Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Student Union Building Auditorium. This year’s event will discuss the principles of interpretation of scripture in Christianity and Islam. Dr.Amjad Hussain will discuss Islamic thought, while Dr. Geoffrey Grubb will present the Catholic thought.
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We remember 9/11
Every generation has its profound moment in history, traumatically engraved in their minds. For our grandparents, it was World War II and the bombing of Pearl Harbor and our parents recall the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For us, it was the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with the fear we all felt in the midst of a terrorist attack. It seems surreal that 10 years ago Sunday, the United States was attacked for the second time since the Civil War. Do we remember how we felt or where we were the morning of 9/11? What was going through our young minds as our elders tried to explain what was happening on television? In 2011, most college and high school students are probably split down the middle about the event. The older crowd and young adults remembers it as if it was yesterday. The younger crowd, however, may have no recollection of the event except for the facts they’ve absorbed from the news. What will happen in 10, 15 or 20 years when September 11, 2001 seems like a faded memory? Holidays, like Memorial Day, were originally created with this reason and purpose in mind. Memorial Day was observed to honor those who lost their lives in the 1800’s during the Civil War. As the years went by, the last Monday in May was meant to remember those who fought for the U.S. in any conflict. Since the early 20th Century, Memorial Day has become a “vacation day” with shopping trips, no school, media events and cookouts with fireworks. Even the Indianapolis 500 is on the Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend. Is this how 9/11 will be in 50 or more years, its original meaning forgotten? That day should, and will hopefully, live in infamy. Can you believe how 10 years have gone by so fast? Our country changed in so many ways. Memorials for the lost loved ones of the 9/11 attacks are held every year. Our security systems have increased dramatically. Now a trip on a plane is no longer fun; it’s more of an inconvenience and hidden fear. Our lives were drastically changed forever. We couldn’t seem to understand how or why this was happening to us. Didn’t everyone like the U.S.? But some people in this world, like Osama Bin Laden didn’t have a heart. The innocent lives stolen made Americans shake with anger and revenge. We wanted to fight and take back what was stolen from us: our sense of security. Bin Laden’s initial objective was to destroy the U.S. economy by targeting the world’s financial capital. Bin Laden was looking to deal both a psychological and economic blow. He failed in delivering a knock-out blow to America, but the cost in human lives in 2001 is what hurt us most. Approximately 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. Another 6,200 Americans
were killed in the ensuing invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. While the U.S. has scaled back its military presence in Iraq, we are still in Afghanistan with no end in sight. We may have been caught off guard and lost the battle that September day, but we fought through the war. With the recent death of Osama Bin Laden, it’s time to realize we have overcome a mountain of struggle for our country. Just think what changes we will see on Sept. 11, 2021. In the past decade, people have grown up, gained and lost jobs, felt the effects of the stock market and experienced severe natural disasters -- but we’re still here. Time will go on and people will grow up, but the U.S. should never forget the day they were backed into a corner and with no way out. But there was a way out. The people of the United States discovered how strong they really were. We fought hard, cried hard and pushed through every obstacle in front of us. So much is up ahead for our country; the future is filled with options. Even though the recession set us back, things can still improve. That was the thinking process during 9/11, right? Things could get better. We just needed to have faith in ourselves and in our country. We needed faith in each other. A monumental event that will occur this year is the dedication and opening of the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum. The museum will include the names of the victims and “reflecting pools”, waterfalls that are in the footprints of the twin towers. There is also a very visible skyscraper starting to rise in lower Manhattan. One World Trade Center will rise to a triumphant 1,776 feet and will be the tallest building in North America. It is one of the most visible signs of life returning to normal in lower Manhattan. Please keep the victims of 9/11 and their families in your hearts Sunday. September will forever and always be a month of remembrance for the United States of America. So many people feel differently about the war on terrorism. It’s an ongoing debate, but voicing an opinion is what being an American citizen is about. We will always know what being an American means when we remember Sept. 11, 2001. Even though that day is hoped to never be repeated again, we must never forget its impact on the world, on our country and on each of us. Editor’s Note: We encourage you to send your thoughts to the Independent Collegian in the form of a letter to the editor. Let us hear how you feel about the ten year anniversary of the most historic U.S. event in the 21st century. How do you think we’ve changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks? How does that event define us as a country?
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- LETTER TO THE EDITOR The normal price for tickets to a UT home football game are $24.00. However, for the Boise State game the tickets are $49.00. I’m a former Ohio State and UT student, and currently attend Kent State none of which ever changed prices for football game based on the opponent during my enrollments.
For example, an Ohio State ticket for “The Game” with Michigan costs the same as a ticket to see them play Ohio U or Toledo, of course getting a ticket is another story for Michigan. If you pay a scalper a $1000 plus for great seats to The Game that is your business but the university price remains the same.
I hope people get smart, realize this and the UT / Boise State game does not come close to selling out. Maybe Ohio State should charge double for all the UT tickets to see that game in Columbus .... fair is fair. — David Lindholm Cortland, OH
Technological disadvantages Some think that the more you use technology, the better things work. Well, this isn’t always true. For the first time the University of Toledo has abandoned the use of the physical parking passes and is taking the idea of ‘going digital’ to an extreme. This year, the university has implemented a system that scans the license plate number of a vehicle to determine whether or not the vehicle is in an authorized lot. In previous years, students could purchase a physical parking pass and the amount of credits earned would determine where the student was allowed to park. Vehicles must be registered online now and new problems may have been created. Due to the uniqueness of the system, license plates must be visible at all times. The system works by scanning the license plate number to determine what lots a car is eligible to park in. If a license plate cannot be viewed, then the car will be ticketed. This means that vehicles can no longer back into a spot. This rule seems to be just a bit too picky. It’s understandable that license plates need to be viewed in order for the system to work, but this is something that can be forgotten by drivers, not to mention inconvenient. This new rule could cause a ticket for parking in the right spot the “wrong”
way. Another problem with this new system is that only one car can be registered for the parking. I am sure that sometime during the school year, someone will have a problem with their car that causes them to drive a different one to class. The second vehicle wouldn’t be registered under the parking pass purchased at the beginning
tick“etsParking are the last thing a college student wants, especially with how much money we already pay to attend school.
assures us it will. With the old parking passes, you just had to take the pass out of your usual vehicle and place it in another one. No one wants a ticket for around $40 for parking in the right spot with the “wrong” car. Maybe we just need some time to get used to this new system, but my first impressions are that these new parking rules are more of a hassle than they are helpful. I hope for the sake of all UT drivers this system ends up working out in the long run. The mass scanning of plates is supposed to allow for faster results and fewer mistakes. People must pay close attention to the specific rules that are now implemented. Parking tickets are the last thing a college student wants, especially with how much money we already pay to attend school. Supposedly the new parking system was put in place simply to ease the budget. Well, whether it’s budget cuts or a system upgrade, I hope the technological advances benefit us students.
of the semester. The student could get ticketed for parking in a lot that they are actually allowed to park in. Of course, you can change which vehicle is registered by going online to your account, but that seems like an unnecessary hassle that would easily be forgotten. Also, no one is sure if the online registration updates as automatically as the administration
— Justin Gross is an IC Columnist and a sophomore majoring in pharmacy at UT.
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POD From Page A1
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Joy Gramling, director of auxiliary services, said the POD Market in Stranahan South will include pizza by the slice, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, ice cream, soda, water and coffee.
Gramling said the College of Business. spent $70,000 for the renovations through donations. The POD was also funded through meal plan surcharges. Gramling encourages students to go check it out. “In the old Stranahan, the windows are really skinny and sometimes it gets dark in there,” Gramling said. “We didn’t want to block any of the windows, so the POD will go all the way around the elevators.” Gramling said the idea to put a POD in Stranahan came from a market-match study of Main Campus two years ago. In the survey, students said the Stranahan buildings were too far from any kind of university food service. Gramling said she wants students to take advantage of the new POD. “It is my hope that students and faculty are happy with their food services,” she said. Student Government President Matt Rubin was also upbeat about the POD. “[The survey takers] talked to business students, and we’re all just really excited about it,” Rubin said. Rubin said the POD will be an improvement over the
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The POD Market in Carter Hall accepts meal swipes for some lounge that was there. Bryan Valentine, a graduate of The Ohio State University and a University of Toledo MBA student, said he spends most of his time in the Stranahan buildings. “I think it will be good to have something close,” Valentine said. “Because business students have a tendency to lounge near their classroom, I think it will be good to have something right there.” Valentine said the cost might sound high to some, but it means an improvement for
business students. “Seventy thousand dollars might sound like a lot of money, but it might just be a drop in the bucket compared to what other universities spend,” he said. Other students think it will be positive to have some sort of food service near their classrooms. “If I only have 15 minutes between my classes, there is no time to go to the [Student Union Building],” said Xuanlin Li, a senior majoring in finance.
Russian plane with ice hockey team crashes, 43 dead By Stefan Korshak MCT
MOSCOW _ A passenger plane with an ice hockey team aboard crashed in central Russia on Wednesday, leaving 43 dead and two survivors in critical condition, the Interfax news agency reported. Officials at Russia’s state aviation agency Rosaviatsia said the plane, with 37 passengers and a crew of eight, crashed after taking off from an airport near the central Russian city of Yaroslavl, 200 miles northeast of Moscow. By the officials’ accounts,
the plane suddenly veered to A team of investigators was the left and then struck the quickly on the scene. Searchground 500 yards from the ers had recovered a reported airport. An eyewitness told Interfax We all the plane ran off the end of the understand that airport runway, then lifted just it’s hard to fix a roof in a few feet into the air before the winter, [but] it striking a fence with its landing seems like we’ve been forgotten over here. gear and hitting a navigation antenna. Nicholas Kissoff The aircraft then burst into Director, flames and broke in half. One Engineering technology part slid into a gully, while other debris including much of three dozen corpses from the the plane’s passenger section plane’s wreckage. Twenty-six flew into the nearby Volga Riv- were removed from the water. er, he said. Early evaluation of the crash
site seemed to indicate either a technical failure in the plane, or pilot error, the news agency RIA Novosti said, citing investigators on the scene. The plane was operated by a local air charter company and was certified as safe to fly. Its certification was scheduled to run out by late September, according to news reports. Members of the Russian First Division hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl had chartered the flight, with team players and staff accounting for 36 of the dead. Aleksandr Galimov, 26, a
forward for the team, was one
for a league match scheduled
of two survivors of the crash.
He was in a Yaroslavl hospital
The other survivor was a
and doctors were fighting to
crew member, flight engineer
save his life, Galomov’s wife,
Aleksandr Sizov, who was be-
Marina, told Interfax.
ing treated for severe burns and
He suffered 80 percent burns
multiple broken bones, the
over his body and would need
to undergo “several” operations
in order to have a chance of living, she said. Team victims reportedly included players from Sweden,
Viktor Berezin, a spokesman for the Yarslavl regional hospital, said both survivors were in “extremely critical” condition.
Poland, Ukraine, the Czech Re-
Russian President Dmitry
public, Germany, Belarus and
Medvedev was planning to visit
the crash site on Thursday, ac-
Lokomotiv had been en route to the Belarusian capital Minsk
In the Sept. 5 edition of the Independent Collegian, we inaccurately reported the “Magic Bus” system installed in the Blue and Gold Loop buses was only accessible on a Smartphone. Students can access the arrival time of the next bus from any cell phone if they text UToledo and the name of the bus stop where they are waiting to 41411. The IC regrets these errors.
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Fall semester’s late-night Film Fridays “Young at Heart” (2007, 107 min. PG) Sept. 23 A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. “Victor, Victoria” (1982, 132 min. PG) Sept. 30 A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. “Velvet Goldmine” (1998, 124 min. R) Oct. 7 In 1984, British newspaper reporter Arthur Stuart is investigating the career of 1970s glam rock star Brian Slade. “Tommy” (1975, 111 min. PG) Oct. 21 Featuring the music of The Who, a rock opera about Tommy, a psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy who becomes a master pinball player and then the object of a religious cult as a result. ”Cannibal the Musical” (1993, 95 min. R) Oct. 28 The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold is replaced by that of human flesh. Information provided by: http://www.utoledo.edu/cvpa/theatrefilm/seaon20112012.html
Toledo Museum of Art- Remembering 9/11. Both a sculptor and printmaker, artist Werner Pfeiffer’s memorial “Out of the Sky-Remembering 9/11” is in display in Sept. in the Herrick Lobby. Pfeiffer witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center and immediately began sketching forms for a tribute. The tribute evolved “into a book with a sculptural component, or a sculpture in the form of a book,” the artist said.
Downtown Bowling Green-Black Swamp Arts Festival. Running through Downtown Main Street are 100 juried fine art displays from artists across the country. Over 60,000 people attend to enjoy the art, music and atmosphere. It is a three day festival open Fri. 5-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The main stage and food court are only open Fri. night.
Grumpy’s Deli-“Witness to the Bizarre”. Grumpy’s Deli welcomes back Toledo playwright Larry Dean Harris on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. for a new show, “Witness to the Bizarre.” Harris left in 1997 to live in Los Angeles where he pursued playwriting. “It’ll be dinner theater Grumpy’s style just like the old days,” said Dustin Hostetler, Grumpy’s co-owner, in a news release. “We’ll have a buffet of sandwiches and cookies. And we’ll enjoy a show by an old friend.” Admission for the performance, including a buffet dinner, is $25. To reserve a spot, email GrumpysDeli@gmail.com.
Maumee Bay Brewing Company-OKTOBERFEST. Maumee Bay Brewing Company will be celebrating OKTOBERFEST with the beer release and outdoor lawn party from 2-10 p.m. The Polka Floyd Show will be entertaining the crowd from 3-9 p.m. Mutz will also be open.
Rave Motion Pictures Franklin Park Mall 16-“The Elephant in the Living Room”. The documentary explores the dangers of domesticating exotic animals, states “There are 15,000 big cats living with exotic animal owners in the U.S. There are more tigers in captivity in Texas than in the wild of India.” A real-time question-and-answer session between the audience and Michael Webber, writer-director-producer of “The Elephant in the Living Room,” will immediately follow the film presentation. Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade film critic and St. Andrew’s parishioner, will host and moderate the event. Admission is FREE!
Frankies Inner City-Rockabilly Riot Summer Series (bands and car show) The night features Triple Aces, designated parking for hot rods, customs, classics and motorcycles and vendors including Rockin’ Rose Boutiques, Roll of the Dice Clothing, Rock N Rummage and Shakin Street Records. The
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The ghosts of costumes past Evelyn Davis’ memorial ceremony will feature pieces she built By IC Staff
Evelyn Davis, beloved costumer for the Department of Theatre, passed away July 9 at the age of 91. Davis was born and raised in Toledo where she reared five children. She worked in the costume shop for nearly 20 years until her retirement in 1981. “She just recently passed away and there will be a memorial service for her that Bill [Smith, former faculty designer for the costume shop] and some other people that worked with her here on campus are putting together. I am pulling a few things that Evelyn built and putting them on display on mannequins for the memorial,” said the
current costume shop director Kaye Pope. Davis worked for Bill Smith who was the faculty costume designer for about 20 to 30 years. “He retired the first year I started, almost 20 years ago,” Pope said. Pope said Evelyn’s expertise was in Victorian and Edwardian styles of the 18th Century. “This one dress is a gray silk chiffon Edwardian style and it’s pretty frail,” Pope said. “The shoulders are ripping every time you pick it up, so it’s not worthy to go on stage anymore, but we want to display it because it really demonstrates her cutting skills. She did real
quality work.” Davis’ costumes have gone unused because no recent performances have been set in Victorian or Edwardian styles. Smith will be in attendance at the memorial and will be giving a presentation on her work. “[She] was his cutter or draper and he absolutely adored her. He [still] raves about the quality of her cutting skills,” Pope said. Two years after her retirement, Davis became housemother of Mauck Hall and costumer at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. She held her position at Hillsdale for 15 years. The memorial service
for Davis is tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts.
Evelyn Davis 1920-2011
Music tells the stories of love gone wrong By Leila Gum For the IC
The Department of Film recently released its lineup for this semester’s series of late-night Film Fridays with the theme “Love Gone Wrong,” beginning Sept. 23. “The whole idea is not to mimic a commercial theatrical place, but to create an environment where the UT and outside community can merge together in a fairly inexpensive way and share a common experience by watching the same movie,” said Holly Hey, assistant professor of theatre, who is also in charge of presenting the movies. Film Fridays is an annual event hosted by the UT Film department that includes fall and spring lineups. The fall series will have films shown every Friday until Oct. 28. These films begin at 10 p.m. in the Lab Theatre. In previous years the start time was 7:30 p.m.,
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Choir director Bob Cilman appears on TV with his choir, “Young at Heart,” comprised solely of senior citizens. but to avoid conflicts with theatre department rehearsals and other student responsibilities, the time was changed to 10 p.m. “I wanted to figure out a way that I could draw more students into the screenings
and I wanted to program more kinds of musicals or movies that use music to tell their stories,” Hey said. To kick-start the year’s new theme will be “Young at Heart,” a 107-minute documentary about a group of senior citizens who form a chorus group. “Young at Heart” follows each senior citizen, observing how the group both individually and collectively comes to love their participation in the chorus. The chorus assembles in Massachusetts then travels to different places in America, most notably the Northeast, performing songs. They cover songs ranging from classic artists such as Jimi Hendrix to more contemporary bands like Coldplay. The choir members go through struggles with their health, personal lives and the chorus, trying to find a way to balance it all. Ultimately, their love for music prevails over all. Some other films that will be shown this fall include “Victor, Victoria,” “Velvet
Goldmine,” “Tommy” and “Cannibal, The Musical.” These films all use music to tell their stories of love in and outside of art. “Tommy,” shown on Oct. 21, includes music from The Who and “Velvet Goldmine” and portrays artists from the glam-rock movement. The spring series runs from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10. and includes “The Jazz Singer,” “Truth or Dare,” “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” and “Pink Floyd’s The Wall.” A new addition to Film Fridays is a $3 charge for admission, which includes a free soda and popcorn. “The reason for charging is to generate back some of the money that we spend to pay for screening rights,” Hey said. “Because the screenings are open to the public and not contained in a classroom setting, anytime we show a movie, we have to pay for the rights, and screening rights for films can range from $200 to $500. It’s a more than fair price considering you get admission to the film, popcorn and soda.”
How video games changed my life I’ve always considered myself a bit of a nerd. Ever since I can remember, I was interested in all of the “weird” things. I used to run around and chase classmates with plastic fangs saying I was a vampire, or sometimes I’d quote random movies and television shows. I played with weird toys and loved watching strange movies like “Beetlejuice,” my favorite movie. The most important thing I enjoyed and loved as a child is something I still treasure today -- video games. The Nintendo Entertainment System came into my life when I was just a toddler and it changed my whole outlook on life. I have been a fan of video games since I held the Nintendo Zapper in my little
hands and hunted ducks while an evil dog laughed in the background. I became obsessed with Mario and Luigi. I was always eager to save Princess Toadstool and I was willing to bounce on any Goomba or Koopa in my way. For my third birthday, my mother baked me a cake and decorated it with Mario characters and bought me a big Mario doll as well. According to her, when I unwrapped Mario, I shook violently and squealed like a mouse. I also did this when I got a Nintendo 64 for Christmas, when I got a Nintendo GameCube and when I was given a Nintendo Wii. If you haven’t guessed, I’m more of a Nintendo geek than anything else. That doesn’t mean I won’t give PlayStation or the Xbox a
try, but because I’ve grown up with Nintendo, I’m biased. The reason I love Nintendo is not just because its characters were the closest things I had to friends, but the creativity and work put into its games. As much as I love hearing Toad say, “Your princess is in another castle,” I also really enjoy playing Ocarina of Time. That game was nonstop challenges and sometimes I thought I could never beat it. When I finally sealed away evil forever using the Master Sword, it was as if I had just saved the world from a giant dinosaur-laser-fight. I was the Hero of Time; the world was peaceful again. Today, there are three main companies in video games, Microsoft, Sony and
Nintendo. All of them have certain strengths and weaknesses when being compared to each other. Xbox has the “Red Ring of Death,” PlayStation has internet problems and Nintendo didn’t make the Wii DVD or HD compatible. However, the only thing that matters to me is the quality of the game. It doesn’t matter what Super Mario Bros. looks like as long as it’s fun and gives me what I want in a game. Nintendo always makes gaming fun and exciting for people of any age group. This is why I’m a big fan of Nintendo and video games in general. I will stay this way for many, many years. — Dannielle Laws is an IC Staff Writer and a junior majoring in English.
event starts at 7 p.m. and is $5 at the door.
Nintendo’s GameCube controller.
Mario and Luigi in Mario Kart DS.
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‘Rescue Me’ ends with a salute to fallen firefighters By Rick Bentley McClatchy Newspapers
“Rescue Me” is more than a TV show to Denis Leary. The FX Network series Leary and Peter Tolan created three years after 9/11 was meant as a continuing memorial to the 343 firefighters who died in New York the day of the terrorist attack. It’s a reminder that firefighters run into burning buildings when everyone else is running out. Now, the series is coming to an end Wednesday night. In keeping with the spirit of the show, the final images will be one last salute to the fallen firefighters. Leary brought a personal understanding to the show. His cousin, a firefighter in western Massachusetts, was killed in the line of duty in 1999. He saw how
firefighters, especially the ones who are still working, avoid dealing with loss and tried to show that through his character, Tommy Gavin _ a character Leary says tried to “to drink it away or (expletive) it away.” The show has been a labor of love for Leary, who not only starred in it but was the executive producer and one of three main writers, along with Tolan and John Scurti. Like a good commander, Leary gives most of the credit to his team _ Larenz Tate, Andrea Roth, Callie Thorne, Steven Pasquale, John Scurti, Daniel Sunjata, Mike Lombardi _ for making the show work so well. He knew he had a great cast when he heard them read the first script. Leary says that reading made him realize the show could go
from silly to serious and each actor would be able to handle the challenge. The hardest part about ending “Rescue Me” was coming up with the proper finale. Ideas ranged from Gavin sitting down in the middle of a burning room in a chair _ as either a suicide or a heroic gesture _ to having him swim out into the ocean. The ending they picked was based on one question: Will a man who has survived this great tragedy actually survive it or not? “I think in the face of seven seasons of television, you don’t want to say no to that question. You don’t want to bring people along on a journey that long and then say, ‘No, he’s not going to survive.’ It’s just a very negative message. So we decided to, at
that point, go with something a little more hopeful,” Tolan says. As has been the case throughout the show, even “hopeful” can come with a lot of dark humor and touching moments. Whether dealing with life or death, “Rescue Me” found the humor in sad situations and the sadness of lighter moments. Leary had always hoped the series would remain popular enough to stay on the air until the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. It not only survived, it’s such a part of pop culture that Tommy Gavin’s bunker gear was donated to the Smithsonian Institution. That’s when Leary and Tolan realized they created a culturally significant TV show. “Working in television, that’s the last thing you expect to happen to anything you write. It made me really stop and think about how this show is how we
really deal with things,” Tolan says. “This is how people move forward. They continue to live, and they laugh, and they bust each other’s balls. Life goes on.
“You don’t think that when you are starting it. You just think, ‘Oh, let’s do the show, and let’s make it the best it can be.’ And then, all of a sudden, it’s significant.”
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Denis Leary stars in the TV drama “Rescue Me.” He is shown filming a scene in New York City on Wed. June 30, 2004.
Toronto International Film Festival is like a fall movie preview By Moira Macdonald The Seattle Times
Twenty-eight thousand, five hundred and twenty-six minutes of film; 123 world premieres; 33 screens; 65 countries; and enough movie stars to fill dozens of red carpets: That’s the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, which begins Thursday. Attendees this year will include George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog, Glenn Close, Cameron Crowe, Lynn Shelton, U2, Alexander Payne, Catherine Deneuve _ and, racing through multiplexes with a bag of notebooks, me. This will be my 10th visit to North America’s most prestigious film festival, which I’ve come to see as a
fall movie preview. Last year at TIFF, I saw “The King’s Speech” (which went on to become the big winner at the Oscars), “127 Hours,” “Black Swan,” “Rabbit Hole,” “Never Let Me Go,” “Another Year” and other movies that turned into highlights of the season. This year, a couple of films at the fest have a Seattle pedigree. Local filmmaker Lynn Shelton (“Humpday”) will be in Toronto with her latest, “Your Sister’s Sister,” filmed here in the Northwest and starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass. Former Seattleite Cameron Crowe (“Singles,” “Almost Famous”) returns with the documentary “Pearl Jam Twenty,”
profiling the first 20 years of the iconic local band. Clooney, at the fest two years ago with “Up in the Air” and “Men Who Stare at Goats,” returns with his first directorial effort in six years, the political drama “The Ides of March,” starring himself, Ryan Gosling and Paul Giamatti. Other actor/directors at the festival will be Ralph Fiennes, bringing his Shakespearean drama “Coriolanus”; Jennifer Westfeldt, in “Friends with Kids”; Duplass, in “Jeff Who Lives at Home” (directed with his brother Jay Duplass); and Madonna, in “W.E.,” a story that overlaps with last year’s hit “The King’s Speech,” about King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Glenn Close, mostly
absent from the big screen in recent years, appears with a movie already getting Oscar buzz: “Albert Nobbs,” a period drama set in Ireland, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and written by Irish author John Banville and Close herself. It looks like a strong year for period/literary films: TIFF also will present “The Deep Blue Sea” from British filmmaker Terence Davies (who hasn’t made a feature since his beautiful 2000 adaptation of “The House of Mirth”); Andrea Arnold’s new version of “Wuthering Heights”; Roland Emmerich’s “Anonymous,” a thriller about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays; and Michel Hazanavicious’ “The Artist,” a blackand-white tribute to silent films and a prizewinning
crowd favorite at spring’s Cannes Film Festival. Payne, who hasn’t directed a feature since “Sideways” (seen at TIFF in 2004), is back with “The Descendants,” a tale of a troubled family in Hawaii, starring the busy Clooney. Coppola’s latest, “Twixt,” is the Gothic-inspired tale of a mystery writer, played by Val Kilmer. Pitt attends with the baseball drama “Moneyball,” directed by Bennett Miller (“Capote”). Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, whose films regularly debut at TIFF, returns with the thriller “The Skin I Live In,” starring Antonio Banderas as a terrifying-sounding plastic surgeon. David Cronenberg brings “A Dangerous Method” to the festival, an
adaptation of Christopher Hampton’s stage play about Sigmund Freud (played by Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender). Gus Van Sant’s “Restless,” with Mia Wasikowska (so good recently in “Jane Eyre”) will be at TIFF, as will Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia,” with Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Favorites from the Sundance Film Festival making a stop at TIFF include Jeff Nichols’ drama “Take Shelter,” with Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain; Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” about a young woman (Elizabeth Olson) caught in the web of a charismatic cult leader; and the love story “Like Crazy” from director Drake Doremus.
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Ohio State will attempt to wear down the Rocket defensive line with a trio of running backs including redshirt-freshman Rod Smith (above). Smith had 74 yards and TD last weekend.
Anyone From Page B4 were touchdowns. He saw early targets in the red zone while Bauserman was behind center and I can easily see that pattern continuing without a big play receiver like Posey on the field. Other wide outs had their chances for big plays, like freshman Evan Spencer, who claimed the play of the game with a one handed grab on the down the sideline, or red-shirt freshman Verlon Reed who shows great hands to go long with his size and speed. It’s a young but talented receiving corps that could give the UT secondary a challenge.
If you’re a “warm weather” Ohio State fan and don’t have any idea who I am talking about on offense, then the only two words you need to hear about the defense is, Etienne Sabino. The new Buckeye defense is full of players like Sabino, guys you have never heard of but bring a ton of talent to the table. They lost notable players like Cameron Heyward, Brian Rolle, Russ Homan, and Chimdi Chekwa and must rely on names like John Simon, Nathan Williams, Tyler Moller, and Travis Howard to fill the holes and stop a powerful UT attack. Simon and Williams along the defensive line will
provide a challenge up front for the Rocket offensive line and the speed of Sweat, Moller and Sabino at the linebacker position will make it difficult for Toledo running backs to get around the edge. If Ohio State wants to keep that unblemished record against the Mid-American Conference then this defense will have to step up quickly. I may be the only smelling this upset but I really like what Coach Beckman has cooked up this season. The recipe for an upset is staring him right in the face, and all he has do is make sure to get the ingredients right.
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Back to Back ? The Green Bay Packers begin their quest for back-to-back titles tonight against the Saints.
Horseshoe From Page B4 have a duo of wideouts with the ability to give any defensive backfields fits. Combine that with the backfield presence of senior Adonis Thomas (nine rushes for 115 yards and touchdown against NH),who appears poised for another 1,000 yard rushing season, and the Rockets should have enough firepower to keep the Buckeyes hard-nosed defense honest. “We are going to have to take advantage of what we do well,” Beckman said. “That is getting the ball to our playmakers as quickly as we can out in the open so they can make plays.” The “Tattooed Five” saga has left OSU without anticipated starters at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions, but last week’s trampling of Akron should be taken as a sign that the Rockets defense which forced five turnovers in the season opener must be at the height of their game if they hope to upset the Buckeyes.
With the departure of Terrell Pryor, Ohio State’s firstyear head coach Luke Fickell set out to employ a two-quarterback system of his own against the Zips but 26-yearold senior Joe Bauserman played the majority of the contest, going 12 for 16 with 163 yards and three touchdowns. But Toledo would be foolish to underestimate the highly-touted freshman Braxton Miller. The duel-threat quarterback shined when he took the reigns in the fourth quarter of the season opener, throwing for 130 yards and a touchdown. “In today’s football game, as a defensive minded guy, if you do not effect the quarterback you are going to have a hard time being successful, regardless of who it’s against,” Beckman said. Miller was not the only fledgling Buckeye to put up impressive numbers in the contest, as underclassmen tailbacks Carlos Hyde and Rod Smith rushed for 93 and 74 yards respectively last Saturday in the stead of suspended junior running back Jordan
Hall. With senior DeVier Posey out until week six, a number of young Buckeye receivers also stepped up against Akron, including Verlon Reed, Devin Smith, T.Y. Williams, Evan Spencer and tight end Jake Stoneburner who in a breakout performance became the first Buckeye tight end to score three touchdowns in a single game. Even this shorthanded OSU squad wields no shortage of weapons, and with a significant size advantage to boot, the Rockets will need to manage the clock and keep the Buckeyes on their heels with the big play ability they showed last week if they intend to keep Saturday’s contest interesting. “Week in and week out we’re going to stay with the same things that we’ve felt have been successful if we’re playing Ohio State, if we’re playing New Hampshire, if we’re playing Miami of Ohio or whoever it might be.” The Rockets clash with Ohio State is scheduled to kickoff at noon this Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
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UT wide out Bernard Reedy looks to build on a stellar week one performance in Columbus.
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Rockets set to take their talents to the Horseshoe By Nate Pentecost IC Assistant Sports Editor
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UT wide out Eric Page celebrates a touchdown during the Rockets win over New Hampshire.
The odds will be stacked sky high against the Rockets this week as they head to Columbus to take on No. 18 Ohio State at the Horseshoe. The Buckeyes enter Saturday’s matchup 17-0 all-time against the MAC, including last week’s 42-0 season opening thumping of Akron. Toledo accounts for two of those defeats, having suffered a 38-0 shutout in their 2009 meeting at Cleveland Brown Stadium and 49-0 beat down at No. 1 ranked OSU in 1998. “I think it’s night and day from where we were a few years ago,” UT head coach Tim Beckman said. “Just from the fact that these players understand exactly the expectation level that this coaching staff and this program has on their performance.” The Rockets will look to put up crooked numbers for the first time against Ohio State on Saturday, and in the process, they will seek to be the first in-state school to beat the Buckeyes since Oberlin squeaked out a 7-6 victory back in 1921. “We as a team can look and see that they might be the best team in the state,” Beckman said. “They might be the best team in the nation. “Yes it will be a challenge but it’s one that you build your program for and try to get better from the last time you played them.” The Rockets are coming off a 58-22 route of FCS foe New Hampshire, their first
season opening win since 2005, but calling UT’s week one opponent a crash course for this weekend’s match-up is a colossal understatement. But this Toledo team is not akin to the Buckeyes typical early season confidencebuilding tune-ups, and a win for OSU may not come as easily as it did in the previous meetings of the series. Toledo’s two-quarterback system proved very effective last week as junior Austin Dantin went 15 of 21 for 161 yards and three touchdowns while sophomore Terrance Owens completed 10 of 13 passes for 122 yards and a pair of scores in the win. “The reason we can do what we do here is not the type of players we have but the type of unselfishness that these players play with,” Beckman said. “That’s the greatest thing about being the UT head football coach. We have players here who understand that they want the success of this football team so that we can play two quarterbacks.” On the receiving end, wide receiver Eric Page did not necessarily light up the stat book with his five catches for 60 yards and a score against New Hampshire but there is no doubt he remains an elite talent. With the emergence of speedy sophomore Bernard Reedy, who led the Rockets with a breakout performance of five receptions for 113 yard and two touchdowns last week, UT appears to — Horseshoe, Page B3
Former Toledo standout signs contract with Uni-Tenerife By Nate Pentecost IC Assistant Sports Editor
Having completed her collegiate career, former UT basketball player Melissa Goodall is headed to Spain to play professionally for Uni-Tenerife in their upcoming season. Goodall signed with Uni-Tenerife on Aug. 30 and will join her new team in Santa Cruz of the Canary Islands on September 14th. Her one-year deal with the member of the Spanish Second Division Professional Basketball League is set to begin Sept. 15 and runs through the end of April next year. “I know that last year the team did well and if they have another good season then they should be able to move up to division one,” Goodall said. “Hopefully I’ll be able to help them do that.” Along with the opportunity to play professional basketball, Uni-Tenerife will be providing Goodall with a fully furnished apartment which she will share with a teammate. UT head coach Tricia Cullop’s agent Tom Cross and his partner have been working with Goodall, and after narrowing down her choices, she decided that Uni-Tenerife would be the best fit. “We are all very excited for Melissa to have the opportunity to continue her playing career professionally in Spain,” Cullop said. “She has worked her tail off to improve each year and is very deserving of this wonderful experience. She is a proven leader who will positively impact her new team.” As for the challenge of adjusting to a Spanish-speaking country both on and off the
court, Goodall seems unconcerned. “I didn’t take Spanish in high school or anything like that so I don’t have much to go off of but I’m learning some basic phrases and I’ll be immersed in it,” Goodall said. “I have to pick up on it but everybody over there at least speaks a little English so I’ll be alright.” Goodall will follow in the footsteps of numerous former Toledo women’s basketball players who have gone overseas to play professionally, some of whom have reached out to lend support as she begins her transition from student-athlete to professional. “You’re no longer a studentathlete getting a scholarship and going to school,” Goodall said. “It’s your job and you have to take it seriously. I was able to use those players from recent history to give me an idea of what to expect and get words of encouragement.” Goodall finished her collegiate career tied for first at UT in games played (131), fourth in blocked shots (83), 10th in minutes played (3,161), and 16th in scoring (1,131). As a senior, Goodall averaged 12.9 points, 1.1 blocks and a team-high 6.9 rebounds in just under 31 minutes per contest en route to earning thirdteam All-MAC honors. She was a catalyst in Toledo’s recordbreaking 29-win season, in which the Rockets won the WNIT. During the Rockets postseason run Goodall averaged 9.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, highlighted by a 12 point, 9 rebound performance in Toledo’s 76-68 defeat of Southern California in the WNIT Finals.
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Former Rocket forward Melissa Goodall signed with a professional team in Spain on Aug. 30
Does anyone else smell that? (Insert team name here) travels to Columbus this weekend to battle the Buckeyes at the Horseshoe. Usually this sentence would mean that whoever is traveling to the banks of the Olent a n g y w o u l d most likely be facing one of the best teams in the nation, one of the b e s t coaching Joe staffs in Mehling the nation, and possibly a Heisman trophy candiIf you looked date. This season up “vulnera- O h i o bility” in the State offers none d i c t i o n a r y of the there would a b o v e , be a scarlet well at least not block O right y e t anyway. next to it. Everyone who accidentally sat on the remote and watched ESPN for three minutes this summer knows about the “Tattoo Five”, the “Tressel Controversy.” They know that Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor are no longer apart of the Ohio State program. Some, however, seem to forget that along with Tressel and Pryor they lost their two biggest threats in wide out DeVier Posey and running back Daniel “Boom” Herron for the first five games of the season. Allow me to lay it out for you incase your confused, the Buckeyes are without their head coach, their starting quarterback, their starting running back and their number one receiver from last season. If you looked up “Vulnerability” in the dictionary there would be a scarlet block O right next to it. With all that said, Ohio State is still Ohio State. They recruit with the best teams in the nation year in and year out. They reload on both sides of the ball in 2011 but are very young and highly unproven. The Buckeyes are using the two-quarterback system for at least the first part of the season, much like Toledo is, and will play both senior (citizen) Joe Bauserman and true freshman Braxton Miller on Saturday. The original game plan from OSU head coach Luke Fickell was to have them play an equal amount of snaps against Akron but Bauserman was the man who saw most of the snaps in the first half. Miller came on strong in the second half to blow the game out of reach, more than it already was, and showed solid poise in the pocket. It’s a two-headed monster at QB for the Bucks but I just don’t know how good the monster can be this year. With “Boom” out of the picture the backfield belongs to a committee of young talent, spearheaded by sophomore Carlos Hyde. The 6-0, 238 pound bowling ball from Naples Fla. was the most explosive player for the Buckeyes against Akron as he gained 93 yards on 19 carries. He will share carries with red-shirt freshman Rod Smith and newly reinstated junior Jordan Hall. Hall was suspended for the first game of the season for receiving improper benefits during a charity event. Joining Hyde with the highlights of game one for OSU was junior tight end Jake Stoneburner, who had just four catches but three of them
— Anyone, Page B3
Published on Sep 8, 2011