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Flash Fest ‘10 rocks People from all over campus poured into Manchester Field yesterday for the free festivities of Flash Fest. It was an evening full of live bands, fresh popcorn, hand-spun cotton candy and games provided by MTVu Movies and Music Festival, which provided opportunities to win money, a trip to Six Flags and tickets to the MTV Movie Awards. A camera flew over the crowd, receiving video footage of students, which will be aired on MTVu. It was the second day of the Too Fast for Love Tour, featuring a variety of bands that vary in style. Joey P and the Two Tymers had a smile-filled opening performance, followed by I Fight Dragons, Travie McCoy, 3OH!3 and Cobra Starship. In celebration of Kent State’s centennial, there were 2,000 chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with the letter “K” on
them for everyone ONLINE to enjoy during the KentWired.com concert. View a photo galThere was a lery from Flash Fest. huge silver stage, several white tents and big, black buses around the premises of the fest. A grey climbing mountain and MTVu décor lined the back of the field, which gradually grew more crowded as the night went on. The army passed out free customized dog collars and other giveaways. Balloon animals were available, and there was a 15-minute signing session with the band after their performances. “I think this year was a lot more fun that last year,” said Rebecca Micco, a sophomore education major. “It was outside this year and there was more to do.” — Michelle Bair
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Above: Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes signs autographs after his performance at Flash Fest last night. Cobra Starship, 3OH!3 and I Fight Dragons also played. Right: 3OH!3 performs.
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Students are putting together a time capsule to be opened in 2060 RACHEL KILROY | DAILY KENT STATER
A CNN videographer films on campus yesterday afternoon. CNN and other major news outlets have shown interest in the 40th anniversary of May 4.
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tudents have been looking for the elusive time capsule that was said to be buried somewhere on campus back in the 1960s, but even those who worked on the project aren’t sure that it was ever buried. So in commemoration of the Centennial Celebration, a committee of students and staff are putting together a time capsule of their own.
Daily Kent Stater Several weeks ago, Arab television network Al-Jazeera quietly set up shop at Kent State, sending a film crew to campus to shoot footage and conduct interviews. The world’s largest Arabspeaking news organization was planning in advance for its coverage of the 40th anniversary of May 4, coverage that will reach audiences a half a world away. Emily Vincent, director of University Media Relations, said
in recent weeks she has fielded requests from USA Today, the Charlotte Observer and the Detroit Free Press, all interested to know how Kent State will remember the most tragic — and memorable — event in its 100year history. “From what I see, (the 40th anniversary) could be bigger than the 50th,” Vincent said. “With the walking tour and the new visitors center, John Lewis is speaking, and the site was recently named to the historic registry.” See COVERAGE, Page 5
May 4th Voices performance brings testimonies to life A new performance based on Kent State’s Oral History Project will open at 7 p.m. Sunday in the E. Turner Stump Theater in the Music and Speech Center. Scripted by David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, the “May 4th Voices Play” takes the spoken testimonies of witnesses from all types of vantage points. “You get a sense of the shared trauma that was felt by everyone involved,” Hassler said. A devising theater class of 13 students performs the play, and local musician and composer Hal Walker will provide music, said Katherine Burke, producer and director of the play. “I think that one of the reasons this play is important, especially
for students, is that seeing and hearing these words, spoken by people who are now the age that those people were in 1970, really bridges a gap,” Burke said. The “May 4th Voices Play” is part of the May 4th Voices Community Arts Project, a three-piece program including the art installation at the Downtown Gallery earlier this week and a community story quilt. The performance is free and open to the public. “We expect it to be well attended,” Burke said, warning that it’s probable to fill up quickly. — Kyle McDonald React to this story and more at KentWired.com
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Pamela Jones, academic program and student development coordinator, has been collecting messages from students all week to put in the time capsule. “Students are talking about what they’ve accomplished at this point in their lives, hoping that maybe they’ll inspire another student,” she said. “One student wrote about being a single mom; that because you are a single mom and young you can still achieve your goals. So, that’s the reason I think it’s important.” Some international students have even participated. Mari Dakeda, junior English literature major, wrote a
message in Chinese explaining how much she has enjoyed being at Kent State. “We will leave here in three weeks so we can save it forever,” she said. Other students wrote about what they would like future students to partake in and what they want the world to look like 50 years from now. Tucker Voncarlowitz, sophomore moderate to intensive special education major, said he hopes people will take the time to stop and talk to each other. “I see people whip out their phone and pretend that they’re talking so they don’t have to say hi...” Voncarlowitz said. “So, if we could do that 50 years from now, that’s the
A Kent State student writes a message for the time capsule that will be buried and reopened in 2060. world I want to live in.” Students still have time to submit their message. A miniature replica of the time capsule is sitting on the second floor of the student center with plenty of paper for students to speak their peace. Jones is also accepting items such as music, technological devices or anything that would give students in 2060 a good sense of what it was like in 2010. Nicholas Michel, junior managerial marketing major, in true college form, plans on including a packet of Ramen Noodles. Contact student life reporter Sarah Spaulding at email@example.com. React to this story and more at KentWired.
Truth Tribunal looks to reveal story behind campus shootings Suzi Starheim
Daily Kent Stater Laurel Krause doesn’t know why her sister was shot and killed 40 years ago at Kent State. Krause was 15 years old when the Ohio National Guard shot and killed Allison, her older sister, on May 4, 1970. To this day, no one has been accused or held responsible for the shootings. Because of the lack of clarification behind what caused the shootings, Krause began a proj-
It has never been known why my sister has been shot to death. My father went into his grave without knowing. Laurel Krause Allison Krause’s sister
ect called The Kent State Truth Tribunal to find out from the original participants of May 4 what really happened that day. The project will run from May 1 to 4 at the Franklin Square Deli Building.
Krause left her home in Fort Brigg, Calif., Wednesday afternoon to come to Kent State. She said she is here to correct the truth on what happened that day 40 years ago. “It has never been known
why my sister has been shot to death,” Krause said. “My father went into his grave without knowing.” The overall goal for Krause is to find out truth not from records, but from those who lived through the day. This includes any of the members of the Ohio National Guard, students, faculty members and anyone from the community who was involved. See TRIBUNAL, Page 5
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A near-constant rain didn’t douse the spirit of participants at last weekend’s Relay for Life at the Liquid Crystal Institute track. The walk, which lasted from 10 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday, raised $80,838.47 for cancer research. That amount topped last year’s total by more than $2,000. “Relay for Life gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the cancer survivors in our lives and support them in their fight against this disease,” an announcer said at Relay for Life’s closing ceremony. “… Relaying is how we choose to make a difference against this disease.”
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A Portage County jury last Friday convicted Adrian Barker of murdering Kent State student Christopher Kernich in November. The jury found Barker guilty of murder, felonious murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said the minimum sentence required by law is 15 years to life. “Justice was served,” Vigluicci said following the delivery of the verdict. Kernich was walking home from the bars in the early-morning hours of Nov. 15 when he was assaulted. He was taken to the hospital, where he died Nov. 21. A second suspect in the assault, Ronald Kelly, is scheduled to go on trial May 5.
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KSU lights candles to ‘Take Back the Night’ Kathryn McGonagle Daily Kent Stater
Standing in a circle, holding small white candles illuminating only their faces in the early evening darkness, students sang “This Little Light of Mine” as part of 10 Points of Light to Take Back the Night last night at the Women’s Center. “The candles are signifying a unifying light to encircle the entire United States, so it’s a way (for) advocates and family and friends of victims and survivors to shed light on violence,” said Amanda Roder, the graduate assistant at the Women’s Center. “The point of Take Back the Night is for survivors and people in general are able to walk alone at night and feel safe and not worry about their safety.” Take Back the Night, which is hosted by the Women’s Center, is meant to honor the victims and survivors of sexual violence. Kent State joined Harvard Uni-
versity, Brown University, The Advocacy Center, Rutgers University, University of Tampa, University of Texas-El Paso, University of Kansas, Three Rivers Crisis Center and Lehman College in participating in the 10 Points of Light event. At the same time all around the United States, these places lighted candles in memory of the victims of violence and in the hope that the night will once again be safe for survivors. “It’s a big deal that we’re a part of this, and we should be very proud that we were chosen because there were a lot of schools in different places that weren’t picked,” Roder said. The evening started with a name burning. In the Women’s Center parking lot, fire licked the sides of a barrel holding it in as people dropped in small pieces of paper with the names of those affected by violence and burned them to ash. The event provided about 30 people a chance to reflect on violence, their
personal stories and those they love who’ve been affected. Dodie Sacia, a volunteer with Rape Crisis in Summit County, heard about the event and came to Kent State hoping this would empower women to speak out more readily against sexual violence. “It’s important to speak out about sexual assault,” Sacia said. “People don’t realize how common it is, and I think that if people talk about it they’ll realize they’re not alone.” T-shirts of every size and color hung on clotheslines behind the barrel to represent those who were victims or survivors of violence. The shirts said things like “Sisters protect each other no violence,” “Never give up the fight” and “We will not be silenced.” Attendees had the opportunity to create and hand in their own shirts with meaningful messages. Abigail Harris said she had gone to Katie Koestner’s lecture Wednesday night and was so
moved she decided to attend the candle lighting. “It’s good that someone’s speaking out and making a change because there hasn’t been that much of a change since 10 to 20 years ago,” Harris said. For Imani Capri, this event hit close to home. As a survivor of sexual violence, she’d never attended an event like this, but found the willingness of people to spread awareness about the issue inspiring. “It’s nice to see the campus is doing something to try to raise awareness,” Capri said. In 2007, she pressed charges against her rapist, who was her mother’s husband, and he is now behind bars. “Sexual violence is an issue that needs to be illuminated,” Capri said. QuJane Gordon, Capri’s cousin, works closely with survivors of sexual assault at Townhall II and said she experiences firsthand the repercussions of sexual violence. As a graduate student in community counseling, she said she doesn’t feel comfortable walking around campus at night.
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Last night the parking lot of the Women’s Center glowed with the flames of the Take Back the Night candle light vigil. “It’s a personal experience, a powerful experience,” said event organizer Amanda Roder, a graduate assistant at the Women’s Center. “A lot of the victims I’ve worked with are Kent State students, and they don’t get a lot of help from Kent as far as the legal services are concerned,” Gordon said. “There’s that stigma of ‘I don’t want to damage the Kent State name with this story or this problem,’ so since it didn’t happen on campus we’re not going to address it kind of thing.
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SUMMARY: Shortly after College Fest ended, an event called “Collegefest Round 2” was posted on Facebook. We hope students who plan on attending just have the intention of having fun — not hoping for a repeat of last year.
Two is too many
hances are, if you’re a Kent State student and Facebook user, you’ve been invited to, or at least seen the event page for “Collegefest Round 2.” For a long time now, rain or shine, College Avenue has hosted College Fest near the end of April. Last year in 2009, partiers were blessed, so to speak, with beautiful weather — but the night ended in riots, arrests and overall, a bad picture painted of Kent State. This year, they weren’t so fortunate when it came to weather. Rain fell, but the partying went on. Because last year ended with such problems, police increased their presence and ended the party early, before any major problems. Still, it seemed like everyone still had a good time. So what’s the point of another one? It’s entirely possible that many students who plan on attending the second College Fest celebration are just trying to have a good time before heading home for the summer.
But we can’t help but think there’s a few out there who are disappointed their block party didn’t garner national attention this year and want to try again. For those who haven’t been at Kent State long enough to realize it, 2009’s College Fest was the exception — not the norm. And we certainly hope it stays that way: a block party where students drink, but don’t get out of hand. Riots and discord every year between the students, city and police because of a block party is not the kind of reputation you want your university to have. It’s also important to remember why we are in college in the first place. May 8, the scheduled date of “round two” is the Saturday before finals. By no means are we saying that everyone should spend the whole day studying on Saturday, but spending the entire day drinking is probably not the recommended way to kick off your finals week if you plan on actually getting good grades. And even if you don’t plan on studying,
other people will be — including many of College Avenue’s residents. If “round two” has the turnout predicted on Facebook, there’s no doubt it will disrupt someone’s finals week study session. In addition, broken glass still lines College Avenue’s sidewalks, reminders of this past weekend. It’s irresponsible on residents’ part to plan another College Fest before they’ve even cleaned up after the first one. The bottom line is, we should care about our school’s reputation and not host events just to irk the police. Events like College Fest happen in every college community, but once a year is enough. Two is too many. The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board whose members are listed to the left. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
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DID YOU KNOW? On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler committed suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. — History.com
A FINAL TOAST: Senior columns
What I’ve learned from getting around n You don’t have to pay your parking tickets if you get a refund of any kind each semester. They default to your Bursar’s account and get deducted. Just remember that when you’re missing the money later. n There’s actually no better time in your life to make a difference. Consider how many unique protections we get as college students. We’re technically not unemployed, and there are few things that can’t be justified as part of a liberal-arts, lifebased pedagogy. n College is a good lesson at institutional bureaucracy. Take shots at beating it and know what you’re entitled to. Your money pays every single person who works here. Make an appointment with President Lester Lefton if you don’t like something — he works for you. Also, find out who acts on your behalf by crashing the next Board of Trustees meeting. n If you have to call something a résumé-builder, potential employers already see through it. Have personality and some substance. And do something where who you are matters. If you don’t know who you are, there are jobs to fill while you’re figuring it out. n Undergraduate Student Government is a résumé-builder. Enough said. n Be good at Google. Spend some time figuring it out. The beauty of the Internet is literally anything you could ever want or need is accessible through a few keystrokes and a click. You just have to know how to find it. And be patient. n This is the real world. We’re all guilty of saying, “When I get into the real world…” Sorry, this is your real life, and you’ve only got one. Stop putting off what you want to do “in the real world.” No excuses. n Many people and things, such as this list, are tacky and entirely cliché at some point, but don’t be so quick to judge. n Nothing gets people more excited than sex. All those other things — politics, religion, race — all go back to sex. If you don’t make a big deal about it by treating it like it’s as fundamental
Adam Griffiths and routine as, say, breathing, people will flip, but you’ll be fine. n A walk of shame is only a walk of shame if someone notices. Or smells it on you. And even then, disdain is the best disguise for jealously. n You can’t do porn and be the editor of this newspaper. I tried. n It used to be that if you were really good at something, you didn’t have to go to college to be successful. If you consider higher education to be an industry, it’s a multi-trillion dollar business. Emphasis on business — a business that sells single sheets of paper for $60,000 a pop. But, please, please, please stay in school if you want to be a doctor. n Meet people and go places. Spend money on meeting people and going places. All we have left to rely on when we die are our experiences and the people who become important to us along the way. n If you’re going to hate someone and stand in the way of them having the same rights you enjoy, at least understand them completely first. Ignorance surely is bliss and laziness. n And don’t regret anything. Learn. Keep learning until your body fails you. Learn about life. Learn about being human. Accept it. Make the most of it. And keep coming back for more. Adam Griffiths is a senior visual journalism major and guest columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, keep up with him at facebook.com/ adamgriffiths or @adamgriffiths. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
Double standard for Muhammad The long-running cartoon show “South Park” has parodied almost every person, place or thing imaginable. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have shown Jesus boxing Satan, cripples fighting, Kanye West as a gay fish and George Lucas and Steven Spielberg raping Indiana Jones. Apparently, just showing the Islamic Prophet Muhammad is more offensive than all of the above. Many Muslims consider depicting the founder of their religion in human form as blasphemous. Some even threaten the lives of anyone who does so. Last week, the radical Web site RevolutionMuslim.com, based in New York City, posted the following message after “South Park” had Muhammad wearing a bear mascot outfit in a recent episode — though completely covered: ”We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid,” the Web site said. “They will probably wind up like Theo van Gogh for airing this show. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.” Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 by an Islamic extremist after making a short film that accused Islam of condoning violence against women. Offended by van Gogh’s criticism, an extremist shot the filmmaker eight times, then attempted to decapitate him, in broad daylight, on the streets of Amsterdam. In addition to the “warning,” Revolution Muslim posted a graphic photo of the
Mike Crissman deceased filmmaker, along with the address of Comedy Central headquarters and the “South Park” production office. The First Amendment gives us the freedom to depict presidents, senators, popes, Donald Trumps and even holy religious figures in cartoons — in a positive or negative light. Unfortunately, carefully constructed terrorist threats, like that of Revolution Muslim, are viewed by some as falling under the same protection. However, there’s a clear difference between social commentary and sinister threats. It doesn’t matter if their “warnings” are backed by religious beliefs from the Quran. They’re still criminal acts that should be treated as such. Threats made by crazy terrorists should never be taken lightly. Threatening violence in the name of religion is reprehensible. It’s true Muslims aren’t the only ones throughout history to commit violence in the name of the Lord. Both the Bible and the Quran contain stories of violence being carried out against God’s
enemies, along with messages of peace, tolerance and forgiveness: contradictions that in no way detract from the books’ meaning to its respective followers. Sure, the Old Testament has ancient Israelites slaughtering polytheistic Canaanites, but you don’t see Christians today declaring holy wars against anyone who criticizes Christianity or shows Jesus in a cartoon. The extremist Muslims, who continue to take ancient religious text and misinterpret them into being a justification for modernday violence, are making their entire religion look really bad and super sensitive — especially about something as trivial as a parodying cartoon. In today’s day and age, to have one standard for one person (Muhammad) and another for everyone else seems absurd and ridiculous. The Islamic religious figure is totally off limits, even for a satirical show as daring and controversial as South Park. Simply put, the touchy religious fanatics need to chill out and learn how to take a joke. And they thought putting Muhammad in a bear suit was outrageous. Mike Crissman is a freshman journalism major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at email@example.com. React to this story and more at
Young, just like us As another school year comes to a close, I find myself in a constant state of reflection. As the 40th anniversary of the May 4 shootings approaches at Kent State, I think a lot of people connected to the university share the same state of mind. This marks a time when we remember four students with aspirations and goals whose lives were cut short in an instant. Yesterday marked the two-year anniversary of the death of my friend Loren, another young life cut too short. Even after two years, not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her. Loren was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was always eager and willing to help anyone who might need it. If something needed done, she just did it. She never complained or expected any praise. Loren touched so many people’s lives in her 19 years. Everything she did, she did with her whole heart. As I think about the four students lost in 1970 and remember my beautiful friend, I can’t help but think these were people around the same age I am.
Rabab Al-Sharif As students, we often see May 4 as a bunch of bells and whistles. We forget that these four students were young people in the beginnings of their lives just like us. Life is just a blink. There is no reason to put anything off or to hold back. One of my favorite quotes: “Too often we are scared, scared of what we might not be able to do, scared of what people might think if we tried, we let our fears stand in the way of our hopes. Why? There’s really no time to be afraid. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. “ What fate has planned for us isn’t always what we have planned for ourselves. As history shows, one moment can change thousands of lives.
That’s why you can’t be afraid to make mistakes. Take risks when it comes to getting what you want out of life. Not finding success right away doesn’t make you a failure, it makes you human. Things don’t always work out right the first time. To be honest, things almost never work out right the first time. Sometimes things don’t ever work out the way we had wanted or planned for them to, but that’s OK. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let other people’s opinions drown out your own desires. Your heart knows what you truly want. Listen to it. Don’t be afraid of what other people think. Don’t be afraid of failure. Live your life for you, and along the way try not to forget those who have already left their mark. Rabab Al-Sharif is a sophomore magazine journalism major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
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COVERAGE Media converge on KSU to cover May 4 Though May 4 will likely bring a slew of additional publicity to Kent State, University Communications has a message it wants to make clear: Kent State has changed since 1970. “A lot has changed,” Vincent said. “Town-gown relations are probably the best they’ve ever been, with President Lefton working so closely with the city on things like the PARTA grant and the possible hotel and conference center downtown. What we’re trying to help explain is that what
Friday, April 30, 2010 | Page 5 media to discuss the historic event, carefully monitoring the site’s analytics and reaching out to students through Twitter and Facebook. “It’s an aggressive take on social media,” Moore said of the campaign, which includes a Twitter account, YouTube channel and Facebook profile all dedicated to May 4. “It is a contemporary way to learn about May 4.” The university is also using freelance writer and Kent State alum Alen Richardson, a two-time Pulitzer Award nominee, and his wife Karen Curry, a former bureau chief for NBC News, both based in Connecticut, to contribute content to University Media Relations. And as regional and national media hone in on Kent State in the early weeks of May — The Cleve-
happened on May 4 wasn’t about Kent State. It was a time of dramatic political and social change and what happened at Kent State doesn’t define the university.” Vincent said she has noticed a sharp uptick in the number of media inquiries the university is receiving, and her department has responded by launching a Web site for press covering the commemoration. May4newsroom.kent.edu. The new site, which includes contact information for witnesses, a schedule of events and multimedia, is largely a product of Flash Communications, a student-operated public relations and marketing program. Stephanie Moore, Flash Communication’s faculty advisor, said the organization is using new
land Plain Dealer has already planned for a four-page spread on May 4 for its Sunday, May 2 edition — Vincent said she is optimistic that the remembrance of fateful 1970 protest will allow the university to tell its modern-day story. “In addition to background on the event, the newsroom Web site provides current information,” she said. “It talks about the Owen Lovejoys and the successful journalism, architecture program and nursing and fashion programs. We want people to know that 40 years has past.” Contact administration reporter Jenna Staul at email@example.com. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
Report: Ohio sting halted to avoid embarrassment Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press
COLUMBUS — High-ranking public safety officials stopped a valid contraband sting of inmates working at Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s home purely to save Strickland embarrassment, the state watchdog said yesterday. The Ohio inspector general also found the program that allowed the inmates to work at the residence has deteriorated since Strickland took office. The inmates were often unsupervised and able to receive deliveries of contraband, such as tobacco products, in broad daylight outside the house in one of Columbus’ most exclusive neighborhoods. The 48-page report criticized the decision by Public Safety
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evidence Strickland’s general counsel, Kent Markus, or chief of staff John Haseley — who was at the residence for dinner the night the sting was to take place — ordered the operation called off. But investigators couldn’t decide whether questions asked by Markus and Haseley influenced Collins-Taylor’s decision. The Public Safety department, which oversees the patrol, said it was reviewing the report and declined further comment. Strickland said he believed officials acted in good faith but said anything meant to spare him embarrassment was unnecessary. The report said it was forwarding its findings to the Columbus and Franklin County prosecutors for possible charges.
Director Cathy Collins-Taylor to stop the sting, accused her of lying to investigators and said her agency went out of its way to thwart the probe. The report also said senior public safety officials tried to mischaracterize the operation as a hazardous plan involving something dangerous thrown over a fence at the home that could put the governor and his guests at risk. “The evidence in this case overwhelmingly shows that the patrol’s conveyance operation was routine, well-planned and safe, and that concern about protecting the governor from political embarrassment was a key factor in the decision to cancel it,” the report said. The report said there was no
WEDNESDAY n Nicholas X. Cromwell, 23, of Berea was charged with drunken driving at the intersection of Summit and Depeyster streets. n Amber R. Strickland, 19, of Kent was charged with obstructing justice at the 1200 block of Dean Court.
THURSDAY n Larue A. Wimley, 19, of Akron was charged with drunken driving at the intersection of Stow Street and Haymaker Parkway.
CAMPUS WEDNESDAY n Criminal mischief was reported at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and Lake Hall. Criminal damage was reported at the Gym Annex, Manchester Hall and Prentice. n
THURSDAY n Criminal mischief was reported at the TriTowers Rotunda.
The report was bad political news for Strickland, a Democrat running for re-election in the fall, especially because of the reported problems with the inmate program. Senate President Bill Harris, a Republican, said he was alarmed by the report and planned hearings soon. In late December, prison investigators learned of a plan by Pickaway Correctional Institution inmate Douglas Brofford that involved his wife dropping off a “six pack,” presumed to be drugs or tobacco, at “Red’s House,” code for the governor’s residence, according to the inspector general’s report. The plan apparently involved inmates working at the residence picking up the contraband and bringing it back to the prison, the report said. The drop-off was to happen Jan. 10, the same day the governor and his wife were hosting former U.S. Sen. John Glenn; Glenn’s wife, Annie; and other guests for a dinner, the report said.
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TRIBUNAL Truth Tribunal looks to reveal truth about shootings The truth Krause spoke of is not the history in FBI documents, but the history of what “caused those national guardsman to pull those triggers killing children.” “We’re seeking the truth, and we would like for anyone, everyone to share their personal narratives with us,” Krause said in a press release. “We’re wishing to create harmony and healing, but we’re also out to correct the historical record.” Krause also wants to speak with these original participants because “most of them have never been asked what they saw and they certainly have not been honored,” she added. So far, Krause said there are over 50 participants pre-registered to attend the event. She said she thinks more will decide to attend at the last minute. “We are still hoping that everyone that was associated with Kent State shootings comes,” she said. “We hope that will come and honor us with their presence and have them speak their truth.” Krause said the coordinating of this project has “been a dream come true.”
Taping the event Two recording studios will
be working at the same time to record interviews, Krause said. People can be involved anonymously, if they wish. The interviews of the participants will be recorded by filmmaker Emily Kunstler and then streamed by filmmaker Michael Moore. He will stream the accounts of all participants on his website from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the days of the event. The broadcast will air on www. MichaelMoore.com. The narratives of participants are being taped to “document it, record it and preserve it,” Krause said. “It is an honor to work with the families of the victims and the participants in the May 4, 1970 protest at Kent State University to bring you their stories, beamed in from the Kent State Truth Tribunal through my Web site,” Moore said in a press release. “We have never been told the whole truth about these killings and we deserve to hear that truth.” All information gathered at the event will be archived and preserved at the Tamiment Library at New York University, Krause said. It will be available for the public to view. Krause and all organizers of the event ask that any original participants from May 4, 1970, pre-register for the Truth Tribunal at www.TruthTribunal.org. Contact academics reporter Suzi Starheim at firstname.lastname@example.org. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
Voices of Testimony to perform Saturday Voices of Testimony Gospel Choir will be performing their annual spring concert Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Center auditorium. The Voices of Testimony is a student ministry organization founded in 1996 on Kent State campus by Brydon Glass and Elizbeth Reed to spread the gospel message through song around the Kent community. Marquis Davis, Vice Presi-
dent of the organization said the concert will center on the titled theme “God Loves You! To be transformed... Are you ready?” “It gives students a chance to experience church for those who are out of state and shows that young people have the love for God,” Davis said. The event is free and opened to students. — Ryan Friend
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Voters Tuesday will have a chance to pass or reject several issues. Here’s a look at two of them.
County health department Informing voters about seeks $1.1M in extra funds Ohio’s ‘Third Frontier’ Betz Rund
Daily Kent Stater If voters in Portage County pass a tax levy for the Portage County Health District Tuesday, it would be the first additional levy to pass for the district since 1955. Issue 13 is a .4 mill levy that will raise approximately $1.1 million over the next five years if passed. The levy will potentially cost taxpayers less than $16 a year, roughly $1.31 per month on a $100,000 home. This additional tax will be added to the property taxes of businesses, homeowners and commercial property. The health department has already had to cut back on services. In an effort to save money, employees have taken a 10 percent pay cut over a six-month period to avoid layoffs. Until June 25, the health department will be closed on the second and fourth Friday of each month. The closures have saved the health department approximately $60,000. Revenue from the levy will go toward restoring day-to-day services and operations, including re-opening the health department five days a week and offer more health programs. The health department barely has enough staff to complete the state-mandated number of visits to local business, said Sarah Hallsky, the Health Promotion and Education supervisor. Funded through a variety of grants, the PCHD also gets money from permit and licenses fees issued when property is inspected. However, the revenue from these fees has decreased in recent years. Hallsky explained the decline is due to the weak economy in recent years. DuWayne Porter, the Portage County combined general health district commissioner, explained that in a good year, the PCHD can grant 500 septic permits. Last year, they gave just over 100 and in the three months between January and March, they gave three. “When you cut your main revenue by 80 percent, you can see what kind of fiscal trouble you’re in,” Porter said. The original levy, passed in 1955, only provides roughly $330,000 a year toward the $1.9 million annual budget. The levy failed last November and has failed 34 times in the last 55 years. Every year the health department is less able to handle program responsibilities and state minimums, said Porter. In the 1980s, the number of employees dropped from 65 to
four. Since then, the number of employees has fluctuated as the funds have fluctuated, but the health department has generally hovered around the 25-employee mark. During 2009, the Environmental Services Division conducted almost 16,000 inspections and consultations. The division, made up of six sanitation employees and one supervisor, is responsible for overseeing installations and permits for septic and water supply systems. Additionally, the division does follow-up inspections for both new and old systems as well as solid waste and sewage nuisance complaints, inspecting convenience stores, grocery stores, manufactured homes and campgrounds, public pools, spas and beaches. The division also checks school buildings and playground equipment for structural damage, trash and anything else that might make the area unsafe. In addition to safety inspections, the PCHD itself offers a wide variety of services for the community. Anyone from the community can come in for vaccinations and screenings at a reduced rate, usually $10 for children and teenagers. For adults 19 years and older, the price will vary depending on the shot. It doesn’t matter whether the individual has insurance or not Hallsky said. A walk-in doesn’t count as a doctor’s visit for health insurance plans. The PCHD also offers an international travel clinic, which allows travelers to meet with a doctor and discuss where they are going and what types of vaccinations they might need. Once this is determined, the PCHD doctor will order the specific vaccine and administer them. Hallsky explained that doctors recommend patients to the PCHD because it’s not cost effective for them to keep all the vaccines on hand. “We provide a lot of services that make people’s lives easier and they don’t even realize (it),” Hallsky said. “People use public health services every day and don’t realize it.” While the cities of Kent and Ravenna both have individual health departments, they are very small, mostly taking care of environmental services. Ravenna has only one part time nurse on hand to administer vaccinations while Kent has none. Kent contracts with the PCHD for nurses to provide vaccinations screenings for its residents. In addition, the PCHD partners with Kent to inspect wastewater sewage and well water.
John Ferlito, health commissioner for the Kent Health District, said he does not know how the levy might affect the service they provide to the city. However, he has noted that they receive more calls asking for information the days the PCHD is closed. Health districts are mandated by the state. Cities with populations over 5,000 have their own health departments, while those with fewer residents join together in counties. The city of Kent is primarily funded from inspection, license and permit fees as well as money from the city’s general fund. Hallsky said it is unknown at this time whether the recent Health Care Reform Act will have an effect on the departments funding or services, but the National Association of County and City Health Officials is looking into the possible effects. “We are the public health entity in this area. We take the lead when there is a health emergency,” Hallsky said. “But when you don’t have the staff, what are you going to do?” If the levy fails, Porter and his staff will have to find alternative means of funding to continue to provide service, possibly including more furloughing of employees, shorter work hours, joining with outside health departments and cutting back on what services can be provided. Because of financial constraints, the Cuyahoga County Health District has taken over enforcement of the statewide smoking ban. The health department has a responsibility to the citizens Hallsky said. She said that they are here to make sure that everyone has clean water and safe food. She also said she hopes they will always be here. Porter said he hopes the PCHD has proved themselves worthwhile to the community during the H1N1 flu season. Porter added that he understands that times are tough, especially financially, but the levy is less than $16 a year. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County, the League of Women Voters and the Senior Services Center of Portage County have endorsed the levy. Contac public affairs reporter Betz Rund at email@example.com. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
General support, pockets of criticism meet state Issue 1 in next week’s election Darren D’Altorio
Daily Kent Stater In the eyes of many Ohio business owners, politicians, academics and citizens, the future of the state’s economy will be determined by voters May 4. Issue 1, which represents Ohio’s “Third Frontier” program — a state-funded initiative that grants money to high-tech business and research universities throughout Ohio, helping them develop and commercialize innovative products of tomorrow to bolster economic growth — is up for renewal. A yes vote for Issue 1 will amend the Ohio Constitution, extending the Third Frontier through 2015, three years longer than originally planned. The amendment will add another $700 million in funds to the program’s already allotted budget of $1.6 billion, further enabling the state to invest in high-tech business and education. The numerous supporters agree the program sparks economic growth in the state. According to Ohiothirdfrontier.com, by the beginning of 2010, the state awarded nearly $1 billion to companies and universities across Ohio. This created 54,983 direct and indirect jobs, attracted or created 637 new companies and leveraged $4.7 billion of private sector investment in the state. Northeast Ohio has a heightened interest in the Third Frontier. Of the nearly $1 billion already awarded, $424 million has found its way to Northeast Ohio companies and universities. This put cities like Kent on the global map, said Dan Smith, Kent’s economic development director. “We’re starting to build critical mass,” Smith said of Kent’s growing high-tech sector. “Firms in China know where Kent is moreso than Cleveland because of the liquid crystal display technology that happens here.” Since 2003, Kent State and Kent-based companies AlphaMicron and Kent Displays Inc., which develop and commercialize liquid crystal displays, have collectively received $35,574,305 in grants from the Third Frontier. Kevin Oswald, communications director of Kent Displays Inc., said the Third Frontier is focused on developing a techbased industry for the entire state of Ohio. He compared the
program to planting a seed and watching it grow, saying the vote to extend the Third Frontier guarantees the plants will fully blossom. “We are on the road to rescuing Ohio’s economy,” Oswald said. “If it is stopped now, could we get the momentum back, could we recapture that? Tech industries can take up to 20 years to commercialize a product. We can’t cut this program off because we haven’t given it enough time yet.” Gov. Ted Strickland said the Third Frontier sets Ohio apart from other states, providing an atmosphere where jobs are being created in cutting edge fields. “Third Frontier is helping Ohio encourage and support industry growth that will lead the way to future economic development,” Strickland said. Strickland added that the program has support from every major player in state politics and economics, from the Senate and the House, to a multitude of labor unions and chambers of commerce. Further, the Third Frontier recognizes the importance of creating competitive universities across the state, with faculty and students who are prepared to compete in the global economy. Eric Fingerhut, chancellor of Ohio’s public universities and chairman of the commission that oversees the Third Frontier, said the Third Frontier has an obligation to increase research efforts at universities across the state. “It’s a benefit to students to directly participate in research,” Fingerhut said. “We are attracting top faculty and researchers to Ohio universities, which is a significant part of attracting talented students to universities and improving education in Ohio.” Bahman Taheri, CEO of AlphaMicron, said his company’s ties to Kent State are strong. “We hire within a few degrees of separation from Kent State University,” Taheri said. “The people we hire are educated at local universities. This is stopping the brain drain.” For Alpha-Micron, the Third Frontier has enabled the company to ramp its manufacturing operations, Taheri said, allowing the commercial products the company produces to be manufactured locally, aiding the local economy. Amidst all the praise, critical voices have emerged. Some are saying the Third Frontier is a form of “corporate welfare” that interferes with free market forces. Also, concern has been expressed about how the program’s design favors certain industries over others, leaving a disparity between those who
qualify for the grant awards and those who don’t. The state’s fiscal health is also an issue. Critics say this spending is beyond the means of the state and will put Ohio finances in the hole, perhaps never to be recouped. Racial tension has also emerged. According to a Plain Dealer report, some minority groups have claimed the companies who receive grant awards aren’t diverse workplaces and some discriminatory behavior exists in awarding the grants. “It’s more borrowing and more debt,” said Thomas Brinkman, a Republican and former Ohio House member who is running for county auditor in Hamilton County, in the Plain Dealer. “We just can’t afford it. The state has to start trimming back, and there’s no better way to start than to vote no on Issue 1.” Matt Huffman, Ohio’s 4th district state representative, also disagrees with the extension of Third Frontier. In a story published in The Lima News, Huffman said tax cuts to business in Ohio would aid the states economy better than the Third Frontier. “If the idea is to give Ohio business a jumpstart, my view is let’s not take money away from them in the first place to give other Ohio businesses a jumpstart,” Huffman said in The Lima News article. “If you gave business owners a choice, they’d step back from the program, take a tax cut and spend the money the way they’d want to.” Kathleen Clyde, who is running for the 68th district state representative seat, said these points are inaccurate because of where the Third Frontier invests its money. “The focus of investments is on areas of the economy that are emerging and positioned for growth,” Clyde said. “We want to have a nationwide hold on long term jobs.” Oswald agrees, citing Kent Display’s development of LCD electronic skins that would be used on mobile devices. “There are billions of these devices in the world,” Oswald said. “The market for these products is absolutely huge.” Clyde said the way the Third Frontier will influence the tax base through a combination of revenue streams—income tax from increased jobs, sales taxes from increased buying power and business taxes paid by emerging business—will help to recoup any debts. Contact public affairs reporter Darren D’Altorio at firstname.lastname@example.org. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
Library dean to step down this spring After nine years, Mark Weber will ‘pass the torch’ Ryan Stainbrook
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After nearly 40 years of being in the library business, University Library Dean Mark Weber will retire this spring. “I think there are two important skills you need to know in this profession,” Weber said. “One, knowing which job is for you and two, knowing it’s time to move on. I have over 30 years in the public pension system; it seemed like a good time to pass the torch.” Weber has been the dean of the library since 2001 and has been a part of many different additions to the library over the past nine years.
“(Becoming dean) was never a goal,” Weber said. “I think I was just in the right place at the right time.” Weber began working for the Kent State Library in 1991 and over the next eight years worked his way up to assistant dean of the library. “The dean then got promoted and I was placed as interim dean,” Weber said. “After that I applied for the position and got it.” In his years at Kent State, Weber has been a part of many positive changes that have been a part of the library, including the development of the first floor information commons, which holds things like the quiet study area and the student multimedia studio. “It was something that was developed before I got the dean position,” Weber said. “It was still really nice to see something that we had been working on get done.” Weber was also dean when
the Kent State faculty developed School of Library and Information Science (SILS), which is an instrument used all over the nation to asses student information literacy. “That was all the faculty,” Weber said. “I’ve always been proud of the fact that SLIS started here at Kent State.” During his time here, Weber has seen many different things, but the passion of the Kent State students is something he will always remember. One event he remembers in particular happened during the 30th anniversary of May 4. “We had a series of May 4 speakers on the 12th floor reading room,” Weber said. “We had 150 people show up in a room that fits 35-50.” Weber said he was shocked at how many students came to see the speakers because the event happened 30 years ago. Weber also mentioned that this showed him how important May 4 was to
Kent State history. Besides being dean of the library, Weber has also been the faculty adviser of the Kent State Free Thinkers. “I’m really going to miss the students,” Weber said. “I’ve always enjoyed being the faculty advisor for the Kent State Free Thinkers.” Weber will not only miss students, he also mentioned that working with his staff will be one of the things he will miss the most. “I work with a great group of people, “Weber said. “The faculty here are great, the best you could ask for. Although Weber is retiring, he doesn’t plan to stop helping others. During his retirement, he plans to travel to Colombia to work with the “Witness for Peace” group to help the less fortunate. He won’t be leaving Kent State entirely either as he plans to teach one history course. During his years in the teach-
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University Library Dean Mark Weber will retire this spring after nine years. ing profession, Weber has learned many things, but he feels students and faculty need to learn how important they really are to Kent State. “A strong undergrad student body is the key to Kent State’s success,” Weber said. “We’re not educating students for a job, craft or a profession. We’re educating them to be citizens with a firm
understanding of the American Civic Tradition. We should always ask ourselves how well we are doing this.”
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Since the announcement of his retirement in the fall, Kent State has been searching for the replacement of University Library Dean Mark Weber. The search committee has narrowed it down to three candidates: Scott Walter from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; James Bracken from Ohio State University; and Tara Fulton from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Scott Walter Current Position: Associate University Librarian for Services and Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois Why did you choose to apply here at Kent State? I’ve been aware of Kent State for many years now. What was really compelling to me at this point in my career is that Kent State is a public
university. The library serves not only the campus, but the community as well. I think that’s the future and Kent State does a great job of that. What do you plan on implementing to the Kent State library? That’s a difficult question, but I think any wise person coming to a new area and position listens, listens to faculty, students and the community. We have to let people know we
are interested in their feedback and want to implement it in the future. Tara Fulton Current Position: Dean of Library and Information Science and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania At Lock Haven University, Fulton has the responsibility of connecting library services with the university’s academic mission. To do this, she
keeps close contact with various people to discuss ways to improve the library on campus. Fulton could not be reached for comment. James Bracken Current Position: Assistant Director, Collections, Instruction and Public Services at The Ohio State University
Why did you choose to apply here at Kent State? Kent State is an up-and-coming university in the State of Ohio. It uses Ohio Link, which is a very important and valuable tool for students. It’s also the right time for me in my career. I’ve been an assistant for a long time and I think I’m ready to take that next step and be the leader of an organization.
What do you plan on implementing to the Kent State library? I really want to implement some of the things that students find important. I want to put students first. I was really impressed with President Lefton’s concern with the needs of the students and would like to address some of those needs. My plan is to make the library a place that students want to be and implement the aspects and tools that they feel are important.
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40th anniversary events list for May 4 Programs begin tomorrow to commemorate the campus shootings that defined the Vietnam era Saturday, May 1 National student activism conference: “Roots of Resistance: Continuing the Struggle” When: 10 a.m. Where: Student Center About: The conference aims to educate the community about “race relations on a local, state, regional and national level,” according to the event’s Facebook page. It features several speakers throughout the day.
Kent State Truth Tribunal When: 10 a.m. Where: Franklin Square Deli About: The Truth Tribunal was organized by Laurel Krause, the younger sister of Allison Krause, who was killed on May 4, 1970. The tribunal will record the stories of people who were at Kent State on May 4, 1970.
Documentary: “Fire In the Heartland: Kent State, May 4th, and Student Protest in America”
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Kiva About: The documentary, made by Danny Miller, focuses on Kent
Kent Anti-Racist Action’s Annual Night of Remembrance benefit show When: 9 p.m. Where: Checkers N’ Trophies at 352 West Elm St. About: According to the Facebook page for the activism conference, the show will feature In a Circle, Professor Greenhouse, poetry by Dan Gallik and Eliza Wild and more.
Sunday, May 2 National student activism conference: “Roots of Resistance: Continuing the Struggle” When: 10 a.m. Where: Student Center About: Day 2 of the conference, which begins Saturday.
Kent State Truth Tribunal
When: 10 a.m. Where: Franklin Square Deli About: The Truth Tribunal was organized by Laurel Krause, the younger sister of Allison Krause, who was killed on May 4, 1970. The tribunal will record the stories of people who were at Kent State on May 4, 1970.
President Lester A. Lefton are holding a dedication ceremony for May 4 site’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places and the opening of the new May 4 Walking Tour.
May 4 Center website, the movies will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Country Joe McDonald and Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Student Center Ballroom About: Lewis was one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, participating in the Freedom Rides and organizing sit-ins, bus boycotts and other non-violent protests.
Documentary: “Fire In the Heartland: Kent State, May Films: “Welcome Home Viet- 4th, and Student Protest in America” nam Veterans,” “Vietnam, When: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Secret Agent (Orange)” Where: Kent Stage and “Vietnam Experience” When: 2 p.m. Speech: U.S. Representative Where: Kiva About: According to the Kent John Lewis
Play: “Blanket Hill” When: 5 p.m. Where: Kent Stage About: The play offers a minute-by-minute interpretation of events that occurred on May 4, 1970. It shows three viewpoints of the shootings.
Film: “Disturbing the Universe” When: 8 p.m. Where: Kent Stage About: Documentary about radical attorney William Kunstler, followed by a panel discussion with his daughters and Kent activists who worked with Kunstler from 1970-77.
Monday, May 3 Kent State Truth Tribunal When: 10 a.m. Where: Franklin Square Deli About: The Truth Tribunal was organized by Laurel Krause, the younger sister of Allison Krause, who was killed on May 4, 1970. The tribunal will record the stories of people who were at Kent State on May 4, 1970.
Dedication of National Register of Historic Places plaque and new May 4 walking tour When: 3 p.m. Where: Oscar Ritchie Hall Room 214 About: Kent State Board of Trustees Chair Pat Mullin and
Speech: Bobby Seale When: 8 p.m. Where: Oscar Ritchie Hall About: Seale was co-founder of the Black Panthers civil rights group. He is also one of the keynote speakers on May 4.
Candlelight march and vigil When: 11 p.m. Where: The Commons About: Participants will assemble on the Commons at 10:30 p.m. for the march. The vigil begins at midnight in the Prentice Hall parking lot.
Tuesday, May 4 Panel: “The Reporters Who Were There” When: 8 a.m. Where: Kiva About: The panel features Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Filo; Chuck Ayers, former editorial cartoonist for the Akron Bea-
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In preparation for next week’s May 4 ceremonies, Kent State grounds crews were out in full force yesterday afternoon around the Taylor Hall area. Some workers were removing weeds, mulching and mowing the grass. con Journal and Daily Kent Stater photographer; Michael D. Roberts, former Plain Dealer reporter and co-author of “Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State”; Janet Leach, Kent State journalism professor and former editor of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Kent State Truth Tribunal When: 10 a.m. Where: Franklin Square Deli About: The Truth Tribunal was organized by Laurel Krause, the younger sister of Allison Krause, who was killed on May 4, 1970. The tribunal will record the stories of people who were at Kent State on May 4, 1970.
May 4 commemoration and speeches When: Noon Where: The Commons About: This year ’s keynote speakers are Black Panther co-
founder Bobby Seale and Gerald Casale of Devo. Other speakers include: May 4 eyewitness Mary Vecchio; Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Filo; Russ Miller, brother of Jeffrey Miller, who was killed on May 4, 1970; Florence Schroeder, mother of William Schroeder, who was killed on May 4; former Weatherman member Mark Rudd and more.
Open reception When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Student Center Room 306
Film: “The Story of the Kent State Shootings” When: 5 p.m. Where: Student Center
Documentary: “Fire In the Heartland: Kent State, May
4th, and Student Protest in America” When: 6 p.m. Where: Kent Stage
“ . . . Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record”
When: 7 p.m. Where: Kiva About: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is presenting a program on music and the Vietnam War. The program will include video, audio and a PowerPoint presentation.
Concert: Country Joe McDonald and the Shadowbox Theater When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Rathskeller
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Cavaliers, Celtics prepare for heated series Teams share respect, but not warm feelings David S. Glasier
Associated Press INDEPENDENCE — There always are undercurrents when NBA teams reach the second round of the playoffs. In the case of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Cavaliers and Boston Celtics that begins Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, the undercurrents could be strong enough to trigger a tidal wave of emotion. While they seem to respect each other on a professional level, there isn’t much love lost between the top-seeded Cavaliers and fourthseeded Celtics. When last they crossed paths, on April 4 in Boston, the Cavaliers erased a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter before losing, 117-113. As the final horn sounded and players starting leaving the floor,
Boston forward Kevin Garnett was yelling at Cavs superstar LeBron James and pulling at his groin area. James responded by turning his back on Garnett while using a dismissive hand gesture that signifies jaws flapping. “We don’t like them and they don’t like us,” James said after that game. On Tuesday, in the wake of the Cavs advancing to the semifinals by beating Chicago in Game 5 of their first-round series, James was asked what he thought about TNT analyst Charles Barkley saying he’d “bet everything” on the Cavs prevailing over the Celtics in this best-of-seven series. James said he welcomes high expectations, whether they spring from remarks by the outspoken Barkley or from Cavs fans. “That’s not too much pressure. That’s what we’re trying to do. That’s the only reason we’re here,’’ James said. “I won’t tell Charles not to bet everything because we don’t believe we can beat Boston. “Hopefully,” James added with a smile on his face, “we can take
care of things and he won’t have to give everything back.” Cavs center Shaquille O’Neal missed the final eight weeks of the regular season after his right thumb was severely sprained during the Cavs’ 108-88 victory in Boston on Feb. 25. On the fateful play, O’Neal attempted to score from pointblank range. Boston forward Glen Davis aggressively batted at the ball and O’Neal’s hand. The injured thumb later required surgery. In the postgame press conference Tuesday, O’Neal said he wasn’t bothered by Davis’ actions on the play. “Nothing bothers me. I don’t think it was a dirty play,” O’Neal said. The 18-year NBA veteran also said he won’t carry a grudge into the Boston series because of playing time lost due to the injury. “The only incentive I’m worried about is the final goal,” O’Neal said. “We know Boston is a tough team. We know they’re chasing the same thing we’re chasing. We
have to keep our heads and do what we’re supposed to do. If we do that, we’ll be fine.” Although he didn’t join the Cavs until Feb. 17 in the trade with Washington, veteran forward Antawn Jamison played in three of the four regular-season games between the teams to get a sense of the heatedness of the rivalry. The teams split the regularseason contests, each winning once on the road. “The last two games, especially, had that playoff feeling, so you are going to see two teams who know what’s at stake,” Jamison said. On their way to capturing the 2008 NBA championship, the Celtics outlasted the Cavs in the Eastern Conference semifinals, winning the series, 4-3. The Celtics own an NBArecord 17 championships. “This is why you lace them up, to play a team with such a rich tradition,” Jamison said. “They have something we want.”
PRIDE!Kent postpones elections due to numbers Mariana Silva
Daily Kent Stater PRIDE!Kent’s board of directors decided to delay the election for the organization’s next board members yesterday at the Governance Chamber. The board decided the number of members present wasn’t enough and postponed elections until 8 p.m. next Thursday. Instead of the usual 30-plus members attending a Thursday night meeting, only 12 were present to vote yesterday. Members of the board believe Flash Fest yesterday was the main cause for the low number of voters. Next Thursday, members will receive ballots where they can mark yes, no or abstain for the names chosen by the board. When most members say yes to a nominee, he or she is automatically elected. If members say no, the board allows the members to choose between the
applicants for the position. If nobody applied for the position, the new president has the right to nominate somebody for it. PRIDE!Kent will announce the nominees for the positions today via Facebook. Applicants n President - Max Harrington, Trae Ruscin n Vice president - Brandon Miketa, Amanda Fincham n Programming director Martonyo Caddiell n Allies hair - Christina Mazzone n Secretary - No applicants n Treasurer - No applicants Contact diversity reporter Mariana Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
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Flashes primed to finish strong KSU leads MAC,
set for Chippewas
Final four matchups to determine seed
Softball begins final home stretch against conference
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Last season, the Kent State baseball team won four games in the Mid-American Conference Tournament to win the MAC championship. The Flashes are looking to defend the title come tournament time (May 26), but the team still has four pivotal series to play. Kent State currently sits atop the MAC East Division as the Flashes’ hitting and pitching have hit stride during the team’s latest five-game winning streak. For Kent State to finish the season with the top seed in the tournament, they must take care of four division rivals.
After winning three out of four games last weekend, the Kent State softball team returns to action today with a doubleheader against Eastern Michigan that will begin the final stretch of Mid-American Conference games at home. The Flashes, who currently sit in first place in the MAC, will play second-place Central Michigan on Saturday and Sunday as well. Kent State coach Karen Linder said she expects all four games to be a battle. “Eastern Michigan is a very scrappy team,” Linder said. “I don’t think their record is indicative of how good they can be.” The Eagles (15-26, 4-10 MAC) have lost 11 out of their last 15 games, including six of their last eight. Kent State leads the all-time series against Eastern Michigan 41-27. The Flashes (24-17, 11-3 MAC) have swept the two-game series from the Eagles the past two seasons. On the other hand, Central Michigan has something to prove this season, Linder said. “They (Central Michigan) are kind of on a mission to prove themselves,” Linder said. The Chippewas (24-13, 10-4 MAC) are one game behind the Flashes for first place in the MAC standings. Kent State has won four straight games over the past two seasons against Central Michigan. Linder said the Flashes haven’t seen any of the four pitchers Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan may use.
Ohio (12-27, 6-9 MAC): The Bobcats have lost four of their last five games, and most recently lost to Duquesne 12-7. Ohio has struggled all season at the plate and on the mound, as the Bobcats sit at the bottom half of the conference in hitting and pitching. Two bright spots for Ohio are junior outfielders Robert Maddox III and Gauntlett Eldemire. Maddox is fourth in the conference with a .383 batting average with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs, while Eldemire’s .376 average is fifth in the MAC.
Miami (20-20, 7-8 MAC): Like Ohio, Miami is struggling offensively and defensively. The RedHawks are ninth in the conference with a .293 batting average and seventh with a 6.08 ERA. MAC Freshman of the Year candidate, pitcher Mac Thoreson, is the anchor of the Miami pitching staff with a 3.77 ERA and a 3-3 record. At the plate, junior outfielder Adam Eaton is the leader of the RedHawks’ offense. Eaton is hitting .363 with nine home runs and 42 RBIs.
Bowling Green (19-18, 9-6 MAC): The Falcons are the one team that could challenge the Flashes for the MAC East title. Bowling Green possesses the top offense
“In some respect, for us, sometimes that’s a good thing because then our players just read and react instead of thinking too much,” she said. “I’m looking forward to see how we’re going to deal with this.” Since Feb. 5, Kent State has won 23 out of its last 31 games. During that span, senior pitcher Kylie Reynolds is 18-5 with a 1.42 ERA. Among active pitchers, Reynolds ranks second in the nation with 1,156 career strikeouts. Junior third baseman Jessica Carmichael was named MAC East Player of the Week on Tuesday. Carmichael went 7-for-14 with two home runs and a .929 slugging percentage last weekend. “The last couple of weeks, she’s been on fire,” Linder said. “She’s seeing the ball really well. She’s come through with clutch hits for us when we really needed them.” Carmichael leads the team with nine home runs and 25 RBIs. The Flashes were without pitching coach Amy Densevich last weekend, who had a baby on Thursday. Linder said she was “extremely proud of the pitchers and catchers.” “They (pitchers and catchers) did a good job of doing their own jobs without somebody there,” Linder said. “They took ownership of what our team did from a pitching standpoint. It was a combined effort between the pitchers and the catchers.” Reynolds went 3-1 last weekend, including two wins against Akron. Junior left-handed pitcher Markie Pozzuto pitched 2 2/3 innings in the team’s win against Ohio. Contact sports correspondent Brad Tansey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Freshman second baseman Evan Campbell makes contact in the bottom of the first inning of the April 7 game against Pittsburgh. The Flashes beat the Panthers 19-6. in the MAC with a team batting average of .324, led by sophomore infielder Jon Berti, who leads the conference with a .412 average. The Falcons, who have only hit 30 home runs this season, rely on key hits from Berti and senior outfielder T.J. Blanton. Bowling Green’s team ERA of 6.19 ranks eighth in the conference, but Kevin Leady is the staff ace. Leady has a 3.77 ERA with a team-best 6-1 record.
Akron (16-22, 2-13 MAC): Kent State will travel to Akron to face its arch-rival May 20. Although the Zips are in the basement of the division, this matchup will be pivotal since it is the last series of the season. Akron has a better team batting average than the Flashes at .309, but the Zips have had trouble closing out opponents. Akron’s two best reliev-
ers have ERAs of 6.65 and 7.45, which continues to cause problems for the team this season. On offense, Drew Turocy leads the team in both batting average and RBIs. His .370 average and 47 RBIs could cause matchup problems for the Flashes. Contact sports reporter Lance Lysowski at email@example.com React to this story and more at KentWired.com
Kent State aiming to defend MAC crown Experienced trio leads Flashes in tournament Rachel Jones
Daily Kent Stater The Kent State men’s golf team begins the Mid-American Conference Championships today, in pursuit of defending last year’s championship title. Regardless of last year’s performance, Kent State assistant coach Rob Wakeling said this is always a significant tournament. “I think it’s always important to compete and try to win the MAC Championships,” Wakeling said. “We’ve won seven of them, and besides the NCAA Regionals, it’s probably the most important tournament we have all year.” In the other tournaments in the regular season, the Flashes finished with mixed results. Most recently, they finished 10th out of 12 at the Aggie Invitational April 17-18. Wakeling said he is more proud
of the individual successes than the team performances. “We had some excellent individual performances (in the regular season),” he said. “We had two players (Brett Cairns and Mackenzie Hughes) get their first victories, which is always great.” Confident in this tournament’s lineup, Wakeling said he feels this trend can continue. “I think our top three players are ranked highly in the Mid-American Conference and the country,” Wakeling added. “Our guys at the top of the lineup are all great players. Quite frankly, I think any of our guys could win the individual title this weekend.” Junior John Hahn, two-time MAC Golfer of the Year and last year’s MAC Championships individual medalist will be looking to end on top despite a challenging season thus far. After a rib injury sidelined Hahn at the beginning of the spring, Hahn has only finished in the top 20 twice in his last five tournaments. Ranked 93rd in the country,
junior Brett Cairns will be the highest-rated golfer at the tournament. At the Aggie Invitational, Cairns carded this year’s lowest round of collegiate golf in the nation, a 62, which was also a Kent State school record. Joining Cairns and Hahn is sophomore Mackenzie Hughes. He will return to the MAC Championships this year after placing third in last year’s tournament. Making their MAC debuts are freshmen Isaac Charette and Kevin Miller. Kent State coach Herb Page said Miller has been one of the most consistent golfers for the Flashes. The tournament will be held at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio, and the Flashes will face eight other teams in the MAC. Eastern Michigan beat Kent State by 17 strokes at the Robert Kepler Invitational April 10-11, making the Eagles the Flashes’ toughest competition this weekend. “They’re a great team,” Wake-
ling said. “We’ve had battles with them here in the past couple of years, so I would expect them to play very well this week.” Wakeling said he hopes the golfers can do their best to accomplish their goals this weekend. “Our goal is the same every tournament: We want to have a chance to win going into the final round,” Wakeling said. “That’s all you can hope for.” A win this weekend will get the Flashes a bid to compete in the NCAA Regionals tournament May 20-22. Wakeling said he is confident the team can make that happen. “We feel pretty good,” Wakeling said. “We have five guys that are ready to play, so we’re looking forward to getting everybody to play well this week.” Contact sports reporter Rachel Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. React to this story and more at KentWired.com
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Sophomore shortstop Mary Holt gives her teammates high-fives during the top of the sixth inning of the Flashes’ game April 24 against Akron. The Flashes scored seven runs during the inning and went on to beat the Zips 9-1.
Football’s Spring Game tonight The Kent State football team will kick off its annual Spring Game at 7 tonight at Dix Stadium. In the Flashes’ two inter-squad scrimmages this spring, the team’s running game has shown promise in sophomore Dri Archer and junior Jacquise Terry putting up carrying the ball well so far. Senior Eugene Jarvis, who was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after a season-ending kidney injury sidelined him last season, has seen limited action in the team’s contact drills. Kent State coach Doug Martin has expressed his confidence behind sophomore quarter-
back Spencer Keith’s continued improvements this spring, adding that he will be one of the best quarterbacks in the Mid-American Conference. Four former Flashes will be attending the game, including New Orleans Saints defensive back Usama Young and the Indianapolis Colts Danny Muir, who faced off in Super Bowl XLIV. Detroit Lions defensive back Jack Williams and Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Rico Murray will join them at a special pregame presentation beginning at 6. Admission is free. — Caleb Raubenolt