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October dedicated to safe drinking Events include the Monster Mash Wellness Bash on Oct. 30
by WME Sanders IB! BG NEKS
October is Alcohol Awareness Month on campus, and so far il has been met with great suc- cess.
Janet Foldenauer, a graduate student who works at the Wellness Connection, has coor- dinated many of the alcohol and drug education programs for Alcohol Awareness Month, as well as similar activities throughout the year. In addi- tion. Foldenauer also organizes peer education programs, out- reach programs, presentations, and guest speakers who talk about alcohol and drug educa- tion. These activities help informs students to help them make more educated or informed decisions about alco- hol and other drugs, she said.
"We try to do a couple of things a week," Foldenauer said. "We actually do continue a lot of these activities through- out the year, but mostly we focus on having a lot in October."
This month's biggest Alcohol Awareness event is the Monster Mash Wellness Bash on Oct. 30 from 12 to 9 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. Among a costume contest, a health fair, and a bake sale, the event also boasts a battle of the bands fea- turing three local bands. Twist of Nothing, labez and Mountain Bob and the Virginia's will be playing from 6 to 9 p.m. The three bands were selected out of 20 others by a student committee.
The event will support Alcohol Awareness Month and it will give out a good message about positive decision making when it comes to drinking alco- hol, Foldenauer said.
Thursday there will be a Euchre tournament along with other card games from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Kreischer Quadrangle dining room with money prizes for the winners.
Last night at Anderson Arena, the dramatization group The Improbable Players did a pre- sentation for Alcohol Awareness Month, talking about real people and real sto- ries about alcohol.
So far this month, many informational booths and tables have been set up to help inform University students about proper awareness about alcohol and other drugs.
Some of these booths offered a fatal vision simulation or beer goggles, which simulates the physical effects alcohol has on your body. The goggles can be adjusted at different levels, such as right below the legal limit and twice the legal limit. When try- ing the goggles on, students often walk the line much like one would if they were given a sobriety test
"All of the activities and events have been very success- ful so far," Foldenauer said. "A lot of students are interested in getting information because the majority of students here on campus do make responsible decisions with regard to alcohol use. Students here seem responsible and do take initia- tive to be considerate of what they are drinking and how it affects them."
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Florida tabloid receives anthrax cleanup funding
Associated Press Photos
CLEANING UP: Above, FBI agents Inventory items taken from American Media Inc., in Boca Raton, Florida. Federal officials said that foul play is at the root of the two recent anthrax cases in Florida. Below, U.S. Navy seamen wait for underway replenishment to begin aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The Rooselvelt is one ot the many ships involved in the attacks on Afghanistan.
Taliban calls attacks a campaign of'genocide'
BAGRAM, Afghanistan—U.S. jets struck Taliban front-line positions Monday as the United States tried to pave the way for the opposition to advance on Kabul and other major cities. In an appeal for Muslim support worldwide, the Taliban accused America of waging a campaign
of "genocide." The president of neighboring
Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, said he hoped mili- tary operations in Afghanistan would be over by mid- November, when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins. Leaders throughout the Muslim world fear a backlash if opera-
Office where out- break began collects federal Superfund money from gov't
BOCA RATON, Fla. — The supermarket tabloid office where the nation's anthrax outbreak was first discovered will receive $500,000 in federal Superfund cleanup money, officials said yes- terday.
Total cleanup costs of American Media headquarters have not been determined. But Environmental Protection Agency officials said they can rid the building of anthrax spores during a decontamination process expected to last at least a month.
"We think we cart decontami- nate so it's safe to go back in," said Fred Stroud, the EPA's coordinator of the cleanup.
American Media, however, said last week it will not return to the building. The company is operat- ing out of temporary offices in Defray Beach and Miami as it ooks for permanent space.
The building was closed Oct. 8 when anthrax spores were dis- covered in the mailroom and on the keyboard of Sun photo edi- tor Bob Stevens, who died from the inhaled form of the disease Oct. 5.
The FBI turned the building over to the EPA last weekend after agents spent two weeks collecting evidence. The FBI gave the EPA results of its environmental test- ing on about 10 percent of the building mainly in the mailroom and around Stevens' desk on the third floor.
The EPA is weighing several methods to decontaminate the building Oneisastandard bleach solution that successfully rid a Boca Raton postal facility that handled American Media mail of anthrax spores.
That was the first civilian anthrax decontamination cleanup in U.S. history, Stroud said. The 67.000-square-foot, three-story AMI building will be the largest so far.
The FBI believes an anthrax- tainted letter carried the bacteria that killed Stevens and infected mailroom co-worker Ernesto Blanco, 73.
Health officials are awaiting blood test results from 400 employees to find out if others were exposed.
"It's going to help the Mid-American Conference in television exposure, and there's not a lot of teams to choose from."
by Craig Grfford THE BG NEKS
The Bowling Green football team may be moving West next season.
Bowling Green, currently in the Mid-American Conference East Division, may move to the West Division to make room for Central Florida, which will be included in the MAC for foot- ball only beginning next year, according to MAC spokesman Gary Richter.
There are currendy six teams in the MAC West and seven teams in the East.
"Because of the unbalanced divisions, it's an unbalanced schedule," Richter said. "Right now, the teams in the East are playing eight conference games but in the West two teams are playing eight games and four are playing seven."
He said adding Central Florida into the mix would bal- ance out the schedule so that all
conference teams are playing the same amount of in-confer- ence games.
Plans will be discussed at a director's meeting later this week to decide how to include Central Florida into the confer- ence. However, the main point of discussion will be the Falcons switching divisions.
Although Central .Florida is not in the general proximity of
The U.S. 6th Cirsuit Court of Appeals has delayed the hearing of the University of Michigan Law School admission case to December 6.
The hearing was supposed to take place today in Cincinnati.
The University of Michigan law School is being sued over its application of affirmative action in its admission policy.
Barbara Grutter, 47, of Plymouth Township sued the University of Michigan in 1997 on the claim that she was denied admission minorities with lower grades and lest scores were admitted.
She is represented by the Center of Individual Rights,
which has been taking on law- suits around the country against universities' application of affir- mative action in their admission policies.
As reported Thursday in The BG News, several campus organi- zations were planning to attend a march and a rally today in Cincinnati to show support to affirmative action.
Although it will be on a smaller scale, the rally is still going on.
Even if the hearing is delayed, most of the organizations, includ- ing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Latino Student Union, are still going to Cincinnati today.
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Brutality trial begins by Lisa ConiweH IHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CINCINNATI — Aclivisls protested police brutality yester- day as one of two trials started for white police officers charged in the death of a black man while in police custody.
The trials begin less than a month after another white offi- cer was acquitted in the death of an unarmed black man.
About 10 black protesters held signs and chanted outside the Hamilton County Courthouse as jury selection began for the trial of officer Robert B. )org in the death of Roger Owensby )r. Six blocks away, about 75 activists gathered to hear speeches at a rally against police brutality.
lorg is the first on-duty city police officer ever charged with a felony offense in a killing, police spokesman Lt. Kurt Byrd said.
The county coroner said Owensby, 29, died of suffocation due either to a choke hold or to the weight of officers falling on him as he was taken into custody for questioning about drug traf- ficking.
Police sprayed Owensby with a chemical irritant, handcuffed
him and put him in a police cruiser where he was later found unconscious. Medical personnel were unable to revive him.
lorg has been suspended without pay since lanuary. He has pleaded innocent to charges of involuntary manslaughter, a felony, and misdemeanor assault. He faces more than five years in prison if convicted of all charges.
"No justice, no peace,
no racist police." PROTESTERS
Another officer charged in Owensby's death, Patrick Caton, 35, goes on trial tomorrow on a misdemeanor assault charge, which carries a six-month sen- tence. Caton remains on duty with pay, pending the outcome of his trial in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
lorg's attorney had asked that the trial be moved to another city to ensure a fair trial, but the judge denied his request.
Riots broke out last spring when police officer Stephen Roach. 27, fatally shot an unarmed Timothy Thomas, 19. Police said Thomas was wanted on 14 misdemeanor warrants and was fleeing police when Roach shot him in a dark alley.
On Sept. 26, a judge acquitted Roach of misdemeanor charges of negligent homicide and obstructing official business.
Fifteen men and a 12-year-old boy, all black, have died in con- frontations with Cincinnati police since 1995. Eleven of those victims threatened officers with either a gun, knife, car or a piece of wood with nails in it, police union president Keith Fangman has noted.
Essie Mae Hurt, whose son Rickey Moore, 21. died in a July 27 gunfire exchange with a police officer, yesterday was one of the protesters who joined the crowd that was chanting "No justice, no peace, no racist police." Police monitored the rally and no one was arrested.
"We've got a war here and we've got a war everywhere. We need to turn to God and stop this killing," she said.
A. Lerner house plans to be kept confidential
HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio — Cleveland Browns owner Al Lemer and the upscale commu- nity where he is building a home are trying to keep floor plans and security details secret.
The village has asked state Rep. lim Trakas, R- Independence, to introduce a bill to keep architectural plans filed with building authorities from public view. Trakas has asked for a bill draft.
The village turned down a public-records request last month from The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer for documents related to a 24-acre site where Lemer and his wife, Norma, are building a home.
The village located east of Cleveland sued the newspaper, asking a federal judge to rule that disclosure of the records would violate the Lemers' right to priva- cy and their architect's copyright protections.
Trakas said Lemer's worries
famous or wealthy doing things with ammunition or
weapons in a secret room?"
about security are legitimate. "If I've got a secret room in my
house with a safe, is that infor- mation that should be made public?" he asked.
Frank Deaner, executive direc- tor of the Ohio Newspaper Association, said he does not know of any media that would reveal security-related details of a home.
He said shielding floor plans from public view could create a safety hazard.
"What if you have people who aren't famous or wealthy doing things with ammunition or weapons in a secret room?" Deaner said. "If you change the law, you're blocking disclosure of those sorts of things."
Plain Dealer Editor Doug Clifton said he would be trou- bled by closing housing records that have been public for valid reasons such as ensuring that homes comply with building and housing codes.
"You respect people's privacy," Clifton said, "but at the same time, we have to maintain the ability to audit government."
The Plain Dealer sought to do a story on a "giant, giant" home- being built by a high-profile resi- dent when the newspaper requested the housing records last month, Clifton said.
Hunting Valley Law Director Barry Byron denied that the law- suit was filed on Lemer's behalf or that the village was showing favoritism.
State to pursue lawsuit against ex-official THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
YOUNSGTOWN.Ohio —The Ohio Attorney General is plan- ning to ask a federal court for permission to pursue a $2.4 mil- lion lawsuit against former Mahoning Valley Sanitation Director Edward Flask despite his claim thai he is bankrupt.
Flask's civil trial on corruption charges was scheduled to begin yesterday in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas. The state alleges that Flask
authorized payments to vendors that performed no services. The lawsuit asks that Flask reimburse the sanitation district, which covers Youngstown and Niles.
Flask has already been found guilty in a criminal trial of accepting $2 million in cash and gifts from vendors who did busi - ness with the sanitation district. The civil case against him alleges improper use of public funds but does not allege that he directly benefitted.
On Friday afternoon, Flask filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court. County judge Richard M. Markus said Monday that he cannot move ahead with the civil lawsuit until the bank- ruptcy case is resolved.
"We're going to insist that Mr. Flask should not be exonerated of the debts involved in this case," said loe Case, spokesman for Attorney General Betty Montgomery.
"We want to exempt the charges in this case from the bankruptcy proceeding," he said. "It may take some time, but we strongly feel this case should be tried."
Flask filed for protection from his creditors under Chapter 7 of the federal bankruptcy code — citing the pending civil lawsuit and unpaid legal and court fees from his criminal trial as the main drains on his finances.
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Two stabbed in fight at Urbana University •
URBANA, Ohio — Two men were hospitalized after being stabbed during a fight at Urbana University in this western Ohio city, authorities said yesterday.
Kyle Wade was listed in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with a stab wound to the chest. Anthony Haney was listed in serious con- dition at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana with a stab wound to the arm. Officials said the men, both 18-year-olds from Springfield, are not students.
The fight occurred early Sunday morning outside the stu- dent center.
"There was a party on campus in which some individuals from off-campus who were not our
students attempted to attend," said university President Robert Head.
Head said that after the indi- viduals were denied entrance to the party, they got into a fight outside with another group. I le said two people were assaulted with a knife.
Urbana police were investigat - ing the stabbings. Head said campus policies are being reviewed.
"It is our intention to make this campus as safe as possible for all of our students and all of our guests," Head said.
More than 1,400 students are enrolled at the liberal-arts school 35 miles northeast of Dayton.
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lions conlinue against Muslim Afghanistan during Ramadan.
While saying the U.S.-led cam- paign should continue until its objectives are met, Musharraf said bombing during Ramadan "would certainly have some neg- ative effects in the Muslim world." During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sun- set
"So one would hope and wish that this campaign comes to an end before the month of Ramadan, and one would hope
for restraint during the month of Ramadan," he said on CNN's "Larry King Live"
The Taliban's ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef, claimed U.S. and British jets attacked a hospital in the western Afghan city of Herat on Monday, killing more than 100 people.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld denied the claim, and Britain said none of its planes took part in any raid against Herat. Rumsfeld also denied Taliban claims that they had shot down two U.S. heli- copters.
With the shift toward front-line targets, U.S. jets spared Kabul on Monday for the first time since the bombing was launched Oct. 7, aimed at rooting out bin Laden and his chief lieutenants in the al- Qaida terrorist network and pun- ish the Taliban for sheltering him.
However, the jets returned before dawn Tuesday and dropped at least 10 bombs on tar- gets in the north of the city. Huge blasts shook buildings in the cen- ter of the capital.
With pressure mounting to break the Taliban grip on the country, U.S. jets have shifted
major efforts from cities to Taliban positions fending off the opposition northern alliance — especially those units around the capital Kabul and the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
Losing those cities would be a major setback for the Taliban, who have refused to hand over Osama bin Laden, chief suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Along the front near Kabul, U.S. jets roared in at least twice during the day Monday, bom-
barding Taliban positions in parched, abandoned villages about 25 miles north of the capi- tal.
Bombs sent up plumes of black smoke and dust over the country- side, littered with rusting military equipment from Afghanistan s two decades of conflict. The Taliban held their ground and responded with mortar fire toward alliance positions.
Opposition spokesman Ashraf Nadeem also reported daylong U.S. attacks against Taliban posi- tions in Dar-e-Suf in Samagan
province, about 30 miles east of Mazar-e-Sharif, and around the Kishanday district southeast of the city.
There was no opposition advance around either Kabul or Mazar-e-Sharif after the airstrikes. Opposition forces have been 'rying unsuccessfully to capture Mazar-e-Sharif, which would cut Taliban supply lines in the north and enable anti- Taliban units to receive weapons and ammunition from Uzbekistan to the north.
MAC may change
the other teams in the MAC, Richter said it is important for them to join the conference.
"It's going to help the Mid- American Conference in televi- sion exposure and there's not a lot of teams to choose from."
There are five independent teams, including Central Florida, that would have potentially been able to join the Mid American Conference.
According to ID. Campbell, director of athletic communica- tions, the athletic department is currently looking into all aspects of what kind of an impact switch- ing divisions would have.
"We are compiling information so that the president can make the right decision," he said.
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Last night outside of Anderson Arena the school mascots were birdnapped.
Freddie and Frieda Falcon were taken while spreading school spirit last night around 12:06 am.
One of our staff members witnessed the event and noti- fied the campus police depart- ment and SICSIC.
The suspected offenders are believed to have been wearing black clothing, with black socks and black masks.
SICSIC is very concerned about the event and wants to do anything in its power to help. SICSIC is leading the search for the birds.
"I think they are messing wiih the wrong wing of school spirit," said a former falcon. "I am one worried grandpa bird."
Please e-mail any tips to sic- [email protected] or call 372- 2400. If you have any informa- tion leading to the recovery of the Falcons, there is a reward of a five pound bag of candy.
Connection helps OCTOBER, FROM PAGE 1
Connection, last year's alcohol awareness events were "highly attended" and they had great responses to all of the events.
"I think students appreciate our events and our philosophy that we have about how to
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All the events for Alcohol Awareness Month are free and students with any questions about upcoming events are encouraged to call the Wellness Connection at 372-9355. TAKEN FROM THE NEST: Freddie and Frieda Falcon fight against the will of birdnappers.
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We're not saying that people are missing the more obvious events like Campus Invasion and the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
But then there are things like
the Everclear concert. A national band headlining at the campus in the cornfield and only a little more than half of the tickets sold.
Did anyone hear the inter- view with Tim Reynolds (unoffi- cial member of Dave Matthews Band) on WEAL? We didn't think so.
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(nationally renowned DDwill be at Howards tomorrow. You probably didn't know that either.
Before people start complain- ing about how much of nothing there is to do in Bowling Green, perhaps a glance at the Entertainment page's Calender of events would help ease the boredom.
Sometimes you have to be rude SARI KR0SINSKY
U-Wire Columnist
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — I am notoriously bad at throw- ing parties. Whatever time I pick, it always turns out something is going on that's far more exciting than hang- ing out in my apartment. On the other hand, if I do absolutely nothing, let my refrigerator run empty and my apartment go the way of entropy, somehow, mystically, a party will find its way to my place.
Thus it was that on Friday evening a contingent of Albuquerque, N.M., radical youth found themselves packed onto the floor of my studio. As one person was leaving he announced, bull- horn in hand, that he was going to wake some folks up with a friendly reminder that bombs are falling on Afghanistan.
And that got me thinking. You see, the party had gotten started when Ben told me he needed to decompress. The, er, unradicalness of the peace protests lately has been a bit frustrating for some of us.
During the march that Friday, I briefly drifted off the sidewalk into the gutter. And I mean really, literally in the gutter. There was no way I could possibly have been blocking traffic. But it wasn't long before I was informed that I should get back on the sidewalk because I was mak- ing people nervous.
Remember the perils of jay-
walking. Ben endeavored at one
point to suggest that we should try doing something a little more radical than marching politely down the same street every single week. The response to his plea was, shall we say, less than warm.
So in light of the fact that even some protesters just aren't getting it, I feel the time has come to explain why politeness isn't always the best course of action.
Let's start with tagging. Unless we get a downpour between the time of writing and Monday, you probably arrived on campus today to find the area in front of the bookstore completely covered with drawings, sayings, and bits of poetry about peace.
I know some folks are just seething with fury because the oh-so-gorgeous concrete has been defaced. But I kind of like it. We here in Albuquerque are not lacking for independent media. We've got the Lobotomy, the pirate Ditch Radio, and now the all new Independent Media Center. But what better forum for free expression than the very ground we walk on? Radio equipment and print- ing can be quite expensive, but just about everyone can get their hands on some chalk.
Submitting work to a publi- cation can lead to censorship, editing and, of course, rejec- tion. Chalking has none of these drawbacks. Let's face it: In a capitalist society, tagging is the only medium I know of that truly allows free speech for all.
And then there's that ever so controversial issue: block- ing the streets. As far as I can gather from what I've heard from people who were actual- ly at that fateful intersection on Sept. 21, no one was actu- ally trying to block the street.
They were just crossing against the light, something I'm sure you've all done on many occasions. But even if they had been deliberately blocking the intersection, so what?
We are bombing Afghanistan, even when the least bit of rational thought should tell us that terrorists know better than to stick around the most obvious tar- gets; that the only people we are hurting had nothing to do with our own tragedy.
And our illustrious presi- dent refuses to even attempt a diplomatic solution. Surely the terrible act of inconve- niencing traffic for a few min- utes pales by comparison. Besides, if I've learned any- thing from working for a mainstream paper, it's that news editors really do prefer running protest stories when somebody gets arrested.
Even when I was a grass- roots lobbyist, our cardinal rule was that legislators would only listen to us so long as we could back up our polite lobbying with more disruptive action when nec- essary.
If you can get what you need by just asking nicely, then go for it. But if people's lives are at stake and courtesy just isn't working, perhaps it's time to get rude.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Before Sept. 11, many in this country would be hard- pressed to find Afghanistan on a map. Despite horrifying news accounts, few knew much about (he Taliban regime and how it treated the Afghan people — especially women.
While educators nation- wide grapple with the task of teaching students about a subject largely ignored or glossed over in many history books, the system itself is now under fire for teaching multiculturalism.
William F. Buckley, Jr. led the pack in a syndicated col- umn that ran in last week's Albuquerque Journal, blam- ing the anti-war sentiment seething from college cam- puses on a society that embraces multiculturalism.
He admonishes educators for teaching American youth that all cultures are equally valid, adding that such ideas
are divisive and paralyze a country when it needs to defend itself against evil.
In perhaps the most repul- sive section of his column, he compares the Nazis to the Aztecs, painting them as equally brutal regimes that should be vilified, not glori- fied.
While 1 am aware of Buckley's long history of espousing conservative views, surely I am not the only one in New Mexico who sees a problem with comparing the exaggerated tales of cultural Aztec traditions of human sacrifice to Hitler's regime.
Buckley demands that schools amend what they teach our youth and denounces the anti-war movement as an illustration of what is wrong with our country.
Somehow, I don't think that silencing people and censor- ing what comes into the classroom is the best way to respond to a country waking up to problems the rest of the world has known about for decades. Our ignorance has never been more apparent
and the only way to combat it is by providing as much infor- mation as possible, not sup- pressing it.
And last time I checked, protesters weren't dropping bombs on people. I don't nec- essarily agree with the simple answers offered by those backing the peace movement but how much of a national security threat can cries for peace really be?
Anyone on either side of this argument who begins a conversation about the Middle East or the United States' foreign policy with the words, "It's simple ..." clearly lacks the ability to under- stand just how much is at stake.
I'd love to see the world the way Buckley and many other Americans seem to — in black and white, with easy answers and clear winners. Unfortunately, I wasn't given rose-colored glasses at birth. I am stuck searching for answers and knowing that no solution to our problems is really all that good.
When violence begets violence EVAN MANROW
Guest Columnist
I must admit 1 have been caught off guard by the
movement against our mili- tary action. I thought we had an obvious situation, an obvi- ous solution. I guess not, so I suppose an analogy is in order.
Say 1 call you John. Now, John, say I see you on the street, and 1 approach. You wave hello, and offer me a bite to eat. Instead of taking it, I punch you in the face. It seemed a friendly gesture of goodwill at the time. So, John, your natural response would be to punch me back. However, your friend Dan
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holds back your hand, reminding you that violence leads to more violence, and punching me will only make it worse.
I punch your friend. I punch you again, and you
whimper and beg for me to stop.
I punch you again. What are my demands, you
ask? Simple. Do you remember, 50 years
ago, when you found a poor man in a violent neighbor- hood, and you defeated his assailants, and built him a home? Destroy that home, and give it back to the neigh- borhood. Take your friend with you. Remember when, in the same neighborhood, a man was poisoning his own
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family, and stealing from his neighbor? You locked that man in, and kept him at bay.l want him freed to do what he pleases, to your friend and to anyone else in the neighbor- hood.
Oh, and you? I want you to leave the neighborhood. I want you to let me starve the children in my home, and to build bombs and poisons. I want you to let me keep all my friends who hate you, and want to kill you, in my home.
Violence begets violence. Right. Don't you realize you could
have just punched me back?
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Murder not 'crime of passion' by Jeffrey Gold THE «SSOCI»UD PRESS
HACKENSACK. N.I. — A jury convicted a man of murder yes- terday for killing his former girl- friend on the day she was to marry another man, rejecting his defense that her "betrayal" made him lose his head.
Agustin Garcia, well-known in the Dominican community as head of several non-profit orga- nizations, could face up to life in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 1. The jury rejected a finding of "passion provocation" manslaughter, which would have carried a maximum of 10 years.
Prosecutor Fred Schwanwede portrayed Garcia, 49. as an obsessed stalker who could not accept that Gladys Ricart, 39, had finally left him after a tem- pestuous seven-year relation- ship.
"Gladys Ricart's only mistake was that she was too kindheart- ed," Schwanwede said outside the courtroom. "I am convinced that if Gladys Ricart had sought a domestic violence restraining order, she would be alive today."
Garcia and his lawyers, how- ever, maintained he considered Ricart his wife and had no rea- son to suspect she was getting manned until he went by her Ridgefield home on Sept. 26, 1999.
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DISTRESS: Juan and Yolanda Ricart, brother and sister of Gladys Ricart, weep as Agustin Garcia is
pronounced guilty in Hackensack, NJ., yesterday.
Both sides agree that Garcia betrayal," lawyer Edward shot Ricart that Sunday after- noon as she distributed flowers to her bridal party. The shooting was captured on tape by her wedding video photographer.
Garcia drove by the home and after noticing people outside, but testified he hadn't realized Ricart was about to be married. Garcia was "puzzled and con- fused" to see her in a wedding dress, his lawyers said.
"All of a sudden — that rush of
lerejian said during the trial. "It had a recipe for disaster, for tragedy."
Schwanwede contended that not only was Garcia aware of an impending wedding, but that the Rolls-Royce, two stretch lim- ousines, tuxedo-clad men and "eight young ladies wear(ing) identical dresses" made it clear what was planned.
Garcia went inside the house with his briefcase, which carried
his handgun. Extra bullets were in a pocket.
Garcia had testified to a turbu- lent but passionate relationship, which he said continued until the day she died. The defense maintained Garcia and Ricart even had sex three days before the planned wedding.
In his summation on Thursday, Schwanwede cited witnesses, and a tape Ricart made of a conversation with Garcia.
Cancer drug causes blood vessels to grow
DALLAS — A cancer drug has been shown to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in oxygen-starved areas of the heart, offering a potential new treatment for people with clogged heart arteries.
The new vessels redirect blood flow around the clogged arteries in an approach that is consid- ered safer than bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty.
Swiss scientists studied 21 people, some of whom received injections of granulocyte- macrophage colony-stimulating factor, or GM-CSF. After two weeks, the 10 who got GM-CSF had substantially more improve- ment in blood flow than those who did not get the drug, said Dr. Christian Seiler, professor of car- diology at University Hospital in Bern.
The findings were published in Today's issue of the journal Circulation.
"It demonstrates for the first time in humans that the growth of natural coronary bypasses can be promoted using an 'old' can- cer drug." Seiler said.
GM-CSR one of several pro- teins called human growth fac- tors, is used in cancer patients to induce blood cell production and to increase the body's num-
ber of disease-fighting white cells.
Nearly a quarter of people with coronary artery disease cannot be treated with traditional meth- ods like bypass surgery or bal- loon angioplasty because they are too ill. Seiler said.
Doctors have been using human gruwth factor for years to grow capillaries to redirect blood around clogged arteries.
But GM-CSF appears to more elle< live, because it spurs the growth of interconnecting arteri- oles, which are larger than capil- laries and able to carry more blood. Seiler said.
In bypass surgery, a piece of blood vessel is grafted into place to create a detour around the blockage. In balloon angioplasty, a catheter with a balloon tip is inserted into the artery to push the blockage aside.
Dr. ludah Folkman, a surgeon at Children's Hospital in Boston and a pioneer in the field of angiogenesis, said the GM-CSF findings otTer hope to patients too ill to undergo traditional treatments
"It's the first study in patients which takes a look at a different kind of angiogenic protein that makes a larger vessels that just the little capillaries," he said.
O.J. Simpson denies road-rage accusations in Miami by Catherine Wilson IHE ASSOCIAIED PRESS
MIAMI — O.). Simpson took the stand at his road-rage trial yesterday and calmly denied reaching into another man's car to grab his eyeglasses, portraying the other driver as a hothead who instigated the episode.
The other driver "was a guy that needed some decaf coffee," the former football star said.
Simpson, 54, could get up to 16 years in prison if convicted of auto burglary and battery for last year's dispute in the men's subur-
ban Miami neighborhood. Police said the argument began after Simpson rolled through a stop sign.
Jeffrey Pattinson contends he was at his steering wheel when Simpspn reached in through an open window and took the glass- es, scratching his face.
Simpson said he didn't reach into the vehicle to pull off the glasses and he didn't remember touching them. But he said his young son, who was in Simpson's vehicle during the confrontation, later told him he grabbed the
glasses as the men stood outside their vehicles, trading shouts and profanity.
Simpson offered no explana- tion for the scratch.
Simpson said Pattinson got him to pull over by tailgating him. flashing his lights and "sitting on his horn."
Simpson said he and the other driver got out and argued over whether Pattinson had been cut off by Simpson at the stop sign. Simpson said the other driver called his name, then exploded with angry words and names,
and that he reciprocated. He said he thought Pattinson
was "pretty excited" and told him, "You can cause an accident and get someone killed."
"At that, he blew up," Simpson said. "He just puffed up like a bullfrog, got animated and just went off."
Pattinson has testified that Simpson stormed at him, shout- ing, and that he asked Simpson if he was "a madman or some- thing." Simpson estimated the confrontation lasted 30 seconds and he thought of it as a "non-
event. Simpson's children Sydney, 15,
and lustin, 12, were with him in the vehicle.
The testimony came to a halt after prosecutor Abbe Rifkin asked Simpson: "I didn't get to take your statement, did I?"
Judge Dennis Murphy called it an improper question, and defense attorney Yale Galanter asked for a mistrial, saying it implicitly questioned Simpson's constitutional right to remain silent. But the judge denied the request, and cross-examination
of Simpson resumed. The judge earlier rejected
another defense request for a mistrial filed last week after jurors talked among themselves about the case.
Simpson was to return to the stand today.
Simpson was cleared of crimi- nal charges in the 1994slayingsof his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, but a civil jury later ordered him to pay $33.5 million for their deaths. He moved to Florida last vear.
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Charity concerts bring in millions for disaster relief
by Nekesa Mumbi Moody IHE »SSOCi»l[0 PRESS
NEW YORK — Organizers of the weekend's three all-star ben- efit concerts say they should know by the end of this week how much money was raised for the terrorist attacks' victims. So far, the rough total is $17 million.
The take from ticket sales, sponsorships, online contribu- tions and auctions, telephone pledges and sales of merchan- dise all needs to be added up, organizers said.
Already, the Concert for New York at Madison Square Garden, which featured Paul McCartney, the Who, Billy Joel and Elton John among others, raised at least $14 million in ticket sales. That's
despite more than 5,000 tickets being given away to firefighters, policemen and rescue workers involved in the World Trade Center disaster. Tickets for the event ranged from $200 to $5,000.
The United We Stand concert in Washington, where the Pentagon was attacked, raised about $3 million from ticket sales. Tickets for that event, which featured Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Sean "R Diddy" Combs, the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, were priced from $25 to $75.
Ticket sales figures were unavailable yesterday for the Nashville charity concert, which featured Martina McBride, Tim
McGraw, Trisha Yearwood and others. Prices for that concert ranged from $25 to $1,000.
Both the New York and Nashville concerts were aired live, on VH1 and CMT respective- ly, and numbers were flashed during the concert for viewers to make donations.
In addition, the New York event featured an eBay auction of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, and a CD and DVD from the event will sold later, with much of those proceeds going to charity.
The Washington benefit con- cert will be aired Nov. 1 on ABC, and a phone number will also be displayed to raise additional funds.
to close its doors SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —
Debt is forcing the closure of Friends of Photography, a nonprofit organization that Ansel Adams and friends founded in 1967.
Its gallery and bookstore, the Ansel Adams Center, also will close, and the Cartoon Art Museum will take over the space.
The organization, which had a $1.25 million annual budget, has $1.2 million in debt. Closing at the end of the month is expected to cost more than $100,000.
To pay off the debt, the organization is planning to sell its collection of 140 prints that Adams made expressly in the 1970s for the Friends. The collection is being appraised, and Friends board vice presi- dent Michael Shapiro esti- mates the value at $ 1.5 million to $2 million.
The archives will be donat- ed to a university, and any proceeds exceeding the debt will go to endowing the edu- cation programs at the Oakland Museum, said acting interim director Richard Edwards.
The organization lost about half of its members when con-
struction delays kept it closed for more than a year.
Los Angeles set to
host the Grammys LOS ANGELES (AP) —The
Grammys will be staged for the fourth consecutive year in Los Angeles.
"We are so pleased to be here in our hometown with our spectacular partners — CBS, Staples Center and the city of Los Angeles — to announce that the 44th show will be in our back yard," said Michael Greene, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
CBS will broadcast the three-hour Feb. 27 show for a 29th consecutive year and Greene said the network would continue its Grammy affiliation through 2006.
Joining Greene for Thursday's announcement were recording stars Mary J. Blige, A.B. Quintanilla, Dave Koz, Shea Seger and Tyrese.
The Grammys show has tra- ditionally been held in Los Angeles, but NARAS brought them to New York in 1994, 1997 and 1998.
Nominees will be announced in January.
NARAS, established in 1957, represents more than 20,000
musicians, producers and other recording professionals. It also hands out the Latin Grammys, which were can- celed Sept. 11 when terrorists attacked New York and Washington. Those awards will be given to winners pri- vately.
Billboard Hot 100
top ten singles 1. "I'm Real," Jennifer Lopez
(feat. Ja Rule). Epic. 2. 'Tallin'," Alicia Keys. J. 3. "Family Affair," MaryJ.
Blige. MCA. 4. "Differences," Ginuwine.
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6. "The Star Spangled Banner," Whitney Houston. Arista. (Platinum — certified sales of 1 million units)
7. "It's Been Awhile," Staind. Flip/Elektra.
8. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," Blu Cantreli. RedZone.
9. "Hero," Enrique Iglesias. Interscope.
10. "Izzo (H.O.VA.)," Jay-Z. Roc-A-Fella/DefJam/ID)MG.
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'Try Curling" Open Ice Time @ Ice Arena, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Hands are Not for Hurting Campaign @ Olscamp Hall Lobby, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come add your hand print to the grow- ing number of pledges of non- violence tor Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Raffle to benefit Philanthropy @ Education Building Steps, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alpha Phi Alpha is raf- fling off a DVD player to benefit the philanthropy "Project Alpha."
Next Question @ Kennedy Green Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A collab- orative artist team, composed of Emily Blair, Michelle llluminato and Phuong Nguyen, address issues of cultural significance.
"Somebody Else's Dream: Gregory Barsamain" @ Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Fine Arts Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Using kinetic sculptures that perform low-tech transformations through the employment of rotation and strobe lights, he constructs nar- ratives that recall the intensity and mystery of dream images.
Red Cross Fund Raiser @ Education Steps, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can purchase cardboard strips to write a mes-
sage that will be sent to New York for the American Tragedy family members and rescue workers.
Red Cross Bloodmobile & 101 Olscamp, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alpha Phi Broombal! Raffle ® Education Steps, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 9th annual Alpha Phi Broomball philanthropy, raising money for the Alpha Phi Foundation & Wood County Humane Society. The tickets are 6 for $5 or 1 lor $1. The raffle grand prize is a DVD player and will be drawn on Oct. 28. The winner need not be present. Contact Jen Davis at 354-5439, [email protected] or Jessica Leibold at 214-5707.
Theatre/Film Studies/Forensics Information Gathering and Sharing Forum @ 400 University Hall, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Find out more about upcoming classes, auditions, programs, scholar- ships and other important infor- mation. Don't miss this very important fact gathering and sharing forum. For Faculty, Undergraduates and Graduate students.
Movie Night — "Romero" @ 221 Olscamp, 7:30 p.m. This is a true story about the archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador and the conflict between the people of El Salvador and the separation of state and the church. Sponsored by the Latino Student Union. For more information, call 2-8325.
Octubafest I @ Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Music Arts Center, 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Holiday Hiring Open House @ 300 Saddlemire Student Services Building, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by Career Services.
Mutual Fund/Stock & Bond Workshop® 116 Business Administration'Building. Teaching students how to man- age money, get involved with the stock market and mutual funds. The presenters are BGSU Alumni, Smith Solomon, and Barney rep Zeb Jackson. Alpha Phi Alpha is a sponsor for the event.
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DJ Kid Koala brings Bullfrog to BG by Erik Pepple THE BG NEWS
Tomorrow, Howard's Club H hosts to the critically acclaimed jazz/funk collective, Bullfrog.
With funk making a comeback on the independent music scene Bullfrog is in many ways leading the charge.
Featuring critically acclaimed DJ Kid Koala from the Gorillaz and Deltron 3030, Bullfrog's music is firmly based in old school funk rhythms, DI and hip- hop culture (courtesy of tongue- in-cheek raps by MC BluRum 13) and the improvisational nature of jazz. Their latest album has earned comparisons to everyone
from Prince to George Clinton to Medeski, Martin and Wood.
Their previous releases have earned them a strong under:
ground following in Canada and thanks to their tight musicianship and slithering, sexy, humorous beats, Bullfrog is earning numer- ous accolades for both their style and live show.
ChartAttack, a website, praises their crowd interactions by say- ing: "Bullfrog dont play to the crowd, they play with them. In the midst of an epic set, you can't help but notice Kid Koala egging on spectators with cornball sound bites or become complete- ly wound-up in BluRum 13's
laugh along rap spiels." Bullfrog is also known for its
incessant touring schedule of over 100 shows a year that has seen them share the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Medeski, Martin and Wood and Bcastie Boys keyboardist. Money Mark. According to their press release Kid Koala said "We were conceived as a live act. It's a joy to play as a group.... We just get on stage and the beat is there."
Stuck Soles Quartet featuring D) Dub will be opening the show. Admission is $5 and the doors will be opening for the show at 8 p.m.
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Sound Check: Ozzy Osbourne sizzles while Alice Cooper fizzles Ozzy Osbourne
Down to Earth
The first Black Sabbath album came out in 1970. For 31 years Ozzy has been, inflicting his brand of social and sonic may- hem on folks. Down to Earth isn't much of a departure from that past-actually, it's more reclama- tion than anything. There doesn't seem to be much urgency here. Rather. Ozzy patiently bides his time falling into grooves and revisiting the later Sabbath days. The result is a solid, somewhat conservative record for the mad man.
Lots of standard Ozzisms here. Lyrics more often than not show Ozzy's underside. Lead track and single "Gets Me Through" serves as a pseudo-confessional con- trasting a thick rhythm and that one-of-a-kind voice.
Ballad number one (of two) "Dreamer" literally is Ozzy's "Imagine." The Beatle influence showed on the last few records and lohn Lennon's estate might as well get some royalties because of this. For the more rocking songs, you get a typical pattern of heavy bottom end (Robert Trujillo on bass and Mike Borden drumming), Zakk Wylde's heavy harmonic guitar tone, and just enough keyboard to add some gothic texture. There's no flat-out speed merchant on here and that seems to be a bit of a missing ele- ment. Shifting tempo a la "Mr. Tinkertrain" at least once would have helped break up the latter half of the record.
Of course, it sounds perfectly recorded because you know that there's no limit to studio time for this bunch. Another little addi- tion is the CD-ROM portion. Ozzy dusts off some Randy Rhoads archives. Here, "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" are spliced into a mini -Ozzumenlary. Overall, it's nothing too special but worth a single viewing.
Taken as a whole, Down to Earth serves its purpose. Ozzy keeps product on the shelf and stays relevant for maintaining the Ozzfest ritual. Fans get more music worthy of enjoyment and Sony makes more cash. And who's to argue with that? Grade: B
The grand master of horror rock is back... kinda. Dragontown is intended to be the closing of the trilogy introduced in 1994's pedestrian The Last Temptation and extended by 2000s brilliant Brutal Planet. For as lethal and venomous Brutal Planet Is, Dragontown pales in compari- son. On first listen, I was crushed. How could somebody who got it so right manage to misstep so badly? Repeated spins lead me to think it's not as bad as I first thought, but Alice certainly underachieves here.
The best song in the bunch is the lead track and single "Thggerman." One of the few up- tempo songs, it has a bright cho-
rus melody that reminds me of mid- 1960s pop records gone hor- ribly astray. From there, the album trudges along in multiple bottom-heavy grooves.
At times, I think Alice's focus on the storyline overtakes song con- struction and reperinveness kicks in. Tracks two to six follow parallel patterns and muddy themselves together.
"Disgraceland" breaks the pat- tern as an oddly placed satire of Elvis Why the King serves as a worthy target now, I've no idea. Anyways, it's a rockabilly tune with Alice doing a B-grade impression for the verses The requisite ballad is fairly forget- table. The album does have some upside.
"Sister Sara" another slow-drip song, is kinda worthwhile with its lush female backing vocals come chorus time and "It's Much Too Late" has a tuneful guitar solo. But hell, I realize I'm stretching to find positives to mention.
Hopefully this will grow on me like a fungus since I've already spent the cash on it. For you, don't bother. Use the money to get Brutal Planet or the two-disc reissue of Billion Dollar Babies and let Dragontown fall into obscurity. Grade D+
A few years back the Verve Pipe hit It big with their album, Villains, and the album's single
"Freshmen." Since then, mass commercial success has been a little hard for the band to come by. (They also get confused with now defunct The Verve.)
With Underneath, the band is making a good effort to make themselves known to the music audiences once again.
The first single, "Never Let You Down," is a far cry from the ragged sound of "The Freshmen." It is full blown modem rock with a very polished feel. It has the feel of a Duncan Shiek song The song has already made an impact on radio, and rightfully so. The hook is catchy and the song will stay in your head for a good time to come.
Along with the catchy comes the heavy. "Medicate Myself" has a crunch that hits hard. It also is a nice contrast to the lighter mater- ial on the album, like "Never Let You Down." Its lyrics about drink- ing are full of emotion and add more meaning to the album as a whole.
Overall, Underneath, is worthy of the commercial success that has eluded The Verve Pipe for the past few years. There is enough contrast between lighter happier songs, and the hard hitting, emo- tional ones. Grade: B
Lisa Bettinger
Tony MacAlpine
Chromatlclty Shrapnel
Guitar shred albums pretty much died out when labels like Shrapnel started chucking out
countless guys vying to be the next Yngwie Malmsteen, loe Satriani, or... well, Tony MacAlpine. The result — the glut of guitar instrumentals started to all sound alike, and only the most hardcore guitar buffs kept shelling out coin for this kind of stuff. With his neo-classical blend of guitar and keyboard vir- tuosity, Chromaticity offers a pleasant surprise and cause to reintroduce oneself to the genre.
The fear of any instrumental album is monotony. MacAlpine does a nice job in changing things up through an assortment of tones (both guitar and key- boards), melody lines, and musi- cal styles. For the most part, the album is fairly up-tempo with "City Beneath the Sea" and "Isis" being the slower atmospheric pieces. The final Chopin piece, "Etude #8, Opus 10," directly speaks of his classical influences.
Fortunately, MacAlpine focus- es on rocking and doesn't overdo the soft stuff (like he did on early LP Maximum Security). Ever the perfectionist, the recording is predictably meticulous, and the bass and drum performances are top notch (Barry Sparks and Steve Smith respectively— could Ve done without the drum outro on "Avenger" though).
For the album being 51 min- utes long, I felt pretty good about not getting bored during two consecutive listens. That says something alone. Still, without lyrics, the instrumental start-to- finish might put off some folks or might reduce the frequency that Chromaticity ends up in the CD
player. If you need words to enjoy
your tunes, don't even bother giving this a try. If you're a bit more open-minded or longing for the return of shred, Chromaticityis worth hunting down. Grade: A-
-Brad Klypchack
Sugar Bomb
It is difficult not to give Sugar Bomb credit for originality. After listening to the album Bully, I still do not know what they are trying to da Whatever it is they are trying to accomplish, they made a decent effort of it
The closest comparison that can be made to Sugar Bomb is Everclear, and they should draw the same audience. The songs are crisp, well made, and catchy. They have a beat that is hard to ignore or dislike and there is some real creativity.
The downside is that these poppy little songs are alright to play in the background, but they fall apart if you listen too close. Most of the tracks are just good, none are really that great. There is a certain immaturity and lack of skill that cannot be ignored.
Sugar Bomb makes an accept- able attempt on this album, and the band has potential, but they need to grow beyond this point Grade: B-
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The University men's bas- ketball team will hold "Hoops and Halloween" at 8 p.m.. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Anderson Arena. Coach Dan Dakich will introduce the 2001-2002 squad, and the team plans to hold a dunk exhibition, three-point shoot- ing contest and a brief scrim- mage. Admission is free and the team will be available for autographs following the event.
LeBeau lectures; Dillion fumes
CINCINNATI — Coach Dick LeBeau lectured about outlook. Running back Corey Dillon fumed over criticism for taking a breather when the game was out of reach. The kicker wondered if he still had a job
The Cincinnati Bengals were a little edgy Monday, a day after their worst loss of the season.
By losing 24-0 to the Chicago Bears, the Bengals (3-3) provided evidence that they're not really all that much better than their woe- ful predecessors.
One of the NFLs biggest sur- prises in September is fading like the leaves. The Bengals have lost three of their last four games, get- ting pushed around in the process.
LeBeau tried to push the nega- tives aside yesterday. His normal- ly low-key news conference started with a statement about optimism and quickly developed an edge.
"I stood here a year ago with- out a win," LeBeau said, referring to an 0-6 start. "Now, I stand here in front of you with three wins and a chance to go to 13. Thats an opportunity. I was disap- pointed with the way we played. I am not discouraged about where we are."
The Bengals are nearing the end of their honeymoon with fans, who had started to believe this season might actually be dif- ferent from the last 10. The NFli worst team since 1991 opened 2- 0, including an upset of Baltimore.
The 2-0 start seems to have gotten more than just the fans' attention.
"Teams don't prepare for us like they prepared for the old Bengals," offensive tackle Willie Anderson said yesterday. "That's the biggest challenge: Teams are going to give us their best. Chicago gave us their best. Teams are preparing for us."
The Bengals looked totally unprepared for what happened to them Sunday.
The Bears came into the game averaging only 3.1 yards per run, second-worst in the NFL Then Anthony Thomas set a Bears rookie rushing record with 188, and Chicago ran for 203 yards overall — an average of 6,3 per carry.
The Bengals' offense was just as dreadful as their defense. Dillon had only 30 yards on 16 carries, and came out of the game near the end of a fourth- quarter drive that ended with Ion Kitna throwing four incomple- tions from the 2-yard line. Dillon later exchanged words with Kitna.
Dillon angrily defended him- self yesterday saying he came out of the game as he often does when hes tired.
"If I need a (rest), I'm going to come out," DiDon said. "We ran four pass plays in a row What's the problem? There isn't a prob- lem, period."
Dillon was the intended receiver on the first of the four incompletions. Kitna said their animated discussion had noth- ing to do with Dillon taking him- self out after the play.
"He does that often," Kitna said. "He has a good feel for his body That had nothing to do with li We just had some mte- communlcation on that play.
TUESDAY October 23,
Womerfs soccer struggles by Iwl Hammond THE BG NEWS
With each game, the Bowling Green women's soc- cer team is finding just how hard it is to play in the Mid- American Conference. The Falcons' losing streak was extended over the weekend to four games with two more conference losses.
Friday's game against Marshall was one that Head Coach Andy Richards had tar- geted earlier in the week as a game the Falcons desperately needed to win, along with future contests against Kent and Ball State. Those three teams were right on the proverbial bubble with BG for the eighth and final playoff spot for the upcoming MAC tournament.
After the Herd went up 1-0, Susan Wallace tallied the first BG score to tie the game at one a piece. Wallace, however, was ruled offside and the goal was nullified.
The Herd doubled their lead early in the second half as Kelly Kennedy's 35-yard shot somehow found the net at the 52:36 mark.
Kristy Coppes' school-
record-tying 12th goal of the season cut the Marshall lead in half at the 74:58 mark, but BG would come no closer, lessica Mays scored an insur- ance goal with six minutes left in the match, giving the Herd a much-needed conference win.
"They got lucky on that long shot, but we really have no excuse," Richards said. "We played decently, but some- times the ball doesn't bounce right. We cut the lead in half, and turned up the pressure, but that increases the chances for a counter-attack, and that's exactly what happened."
Sunday's game saw Ohio score early and dominate play for the remainder of the game, allowing just four shots on goal for the match. Nicki Pendleton scored the first goal and assisted on OU's second, and Christel Schering com- pleted the Bobcats' scoring in the 69(h minute. Ohio improved to 7-2 in the MAC, while the Falcons' fourth straight loss dropped them to 2-6-1 in the conference.
"We have three opportuni- ties to get things right," Richards said. "Ohio is a tough
team, and an experienced team. Their first goal was also a bit lucky, as it was deflected past Erika (Flanders), but they played well overall. We played hard once again, but some- times that isn't enough."
The Falcons were eliminat- ed from home-field con- tention for the tournament, and have to win two of their last three games to have any chance for entry into the post- season.
The Falcons are currently 12th in the MAC, and trail eighth-place Toledo by six points. If Toledo wins their last conference game, the Falcons need to go 3-0 in its last three and look elsewhere for help That would then put the Falcons and Rockets, who played to a 2-2 tie earlier in the season, in a tie for eighth, bringing numerous other tiebreakers into play.
"This last week will be inter- esting" Richards said. "Kent is a tough team, and beat us last year when they had nothing to play for. This year they do, so it will be a very tough game. Our players are ready.... The task is quite daunting, but they won't back down."
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TAKING A BREAK: Goalie Erika Flanders gets a drink of water in a recent game. The Falcons fell to Marshall and Ohio over the weekend.
Winless Lions invent problems by Lirry Lage IHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PONTIAC, Mich. — The Detroit Lions are the NFLs only winless team and they're in dan- ger of going 0-6 for the first time since 1955.
Fans searching for answers are not alone.
Players are having a hard time figuring out what's wrong, while coaches and management are saying there's not a simple answer.
"It's not just one thing," team president Matt Millen said yes- terday. "It's never one thing. We seem to invent things along the way."
The Lions found creative ways
to lose to Tennessee 27-24 Sunday.
They botched two field goals —one snap didn't make it off the ground, and the other kick was blocked and returned for a touchdown.
They also continued a season- long problem with eight penal- ties for 77 yards.
One of the infractions was for taunting, and it perhaps provid- ed a snapshot of what is wrong with the Lions.
With the Lions ahead 14-6, Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair threw an incomplete pass behind Drew Bennett, which should have left the Titans with a third-and-9 from the
Detroit 10. But comerback Terry Fair was
flagged for taunting Bennett The Titans ended up settling
for one of foe Nedneys four field goals, but the flag on Fair was unsettling.
"We were just battling," Fair said yesterday. "I shouldn't have got in his face when he was lay- ing on the ground because I put us in a bad position.
"But it's over. I'm not going to dwell on it."
Coach Marty Mornhinweg wouldn't reveal how he planned to address the situation with Fair, but he clearly wasn't pleased.
A week after saying the Lions made a lot of stupid mistakes, he
saw more of the same. Tracy Scroggins was ejected
for fighting, and Luther FJliss was ejected for pushing an official.
"Things can blow up when you do that," Mornhinweg said. "We will pride ourselves on our poise and composure."
Mornhinweg included himself with that thought.
The rookie coach was shocked to hear about reports that he ordered security to remove a fan from the stands after the fan screamed at Mornhinweg that he was "pathetic." •
"I would never ask a fan to get thrown out," Mornhinweg said. "I have too many other things to think about."
At the top of that list is how to juggle the lineup to make up for the mounting injuries.
Receiver Germane Crowell is having season-ending knee surgery and will join Hennan Moore on the sideline during games.
Several other key players — such as defensive backs Bryant Westbrook and safety Kurt Schulz — also have been out with Injuries.
Detroit was 9-7 last year, in large part because of its good for- tune with turnovers. In its nine wins, Detroit had a plus-20 turnover margin, but was minus-9 in the seven losses.
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POWER HIT: The women's tennis team competed in its third tournament of the fall season at the Louisville Invitational. The Falcon's were one of 13 teams, and the 4th team from the Mid-American Conference to participate last weekend. Coverage of the results tomorrow.
Browns think big after win
BEREA. Ohio — The Cleveland Browns didn't holler, hug or exchange high-ftves after beating the defending Super Bowl champions, lust a few handshakes and pats on the back were seen in a subdued locker room.
Outside, however, Cleveland* party was starting to roll.
Browns fans celebrated a vic- tory six years in the making by dancing in rain puddles, doing anti-Art Model! chants and hug- ging policemen.
With a 24-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, the Browns did much more than purge a painful part of their past or show they can play with any- one.
They put Cleveland back on the NFL map.
"This was a huge step for us," quarterback Tim Couch said. "it's a great thing to finally have things turned around. Now we've just got to keep it going."
The Browns (4-2) beat the reeling Ravens (3-3) at their own game Sunday.
Cleveland's underrated defense outplayed and outhit Baltimore's more touted unit. The Browns relentlessly swarmed to the ball and turned the game on a fumble when
Ravens quarterback Elvis Grbac was sacked and knocked out of the game in the third quarter.
On offense, the Browns did just enough. Despite losing guard Ross Verba with a concus- sion, Clevelands offensive tine opened some holes and did a better job protecting Couch, who played with poise.
And when Cleveland decided to go after Baltimore's throat, the Browns made the big plays — converting a fourth-and-2 at midfleld and getting two TD passes from Couch in under two minutes.
The impressive all-around effort shocked everyone but the Browns, who have grown tired of hearing how bad they've been for more than two years.
"Hey, we took it to a good foot- ball team," defensive end Keith McKenzie said. "I don't care if people want to give us respect now or not. We're not listening. We're going to play hard, and as long as we do that, I think we can beat anybody."
That's what first-year coach Butch Davis has been telling the Browns for months.
From the moment he was hired in January to replace Chris Palmer, Davis asked his players to forget about going 5-27 the past two seasons He told them
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Ruggers defeat Ohio State THE BC NfWS
Maintaining its perfect record, the women's rugby team defeated Ohio State University this past Saturday 41-0.
"This victory didn't count for our league," said tri-captain and eight-man Stacy Sargent. "But with the Midwest tourna-
ment staring us in the face this coming weekend, it did a lot for our confidence."
Rookie prop losalyn Mizen put the Falcons' first points on the board just minutes into the match with wing Tara Pfahler, fullback Megan Fougerousse and scrum-half Alissa Reed soon following with tries of their own. Wing Skye Leary punched out a hat trick, scoring . once in the first half and both of BG's tries in the second. Inside center Fallon Kunevicius rounded out the score with three successful conversion
kicks. "Once again, both our from
and back lines clicked," said tri- captain and fly-half Kim Miller. "Scrum-downs were won, tack- les were made and passes were caught. We gained our momen- tum early in the match and never lost it. That speaks for our defense as well as offense."
The Falcon's B-side also came out on top with a win over Eastern Kentucky. Rookie fullback Holly Thorn, Leary and
Reed all contributed tries with Kunevicius adding a kick, mak- ing the final score 17-5.
"The B-side's win says a lot about the potential of our team in the future," said Sargent. "Our younger girls have a great ability to prove themselves right when we need them."
BG hosts the first round of the Midwest Rugby Tournament Saturday. The field is located on the corner of North College and Poe Road.
Dillion fumes after worst loss DILLON, FROM PAGE 8
We're talking about something that had no bearing on the game."
At that point, the only ques- tion was whether the Bengals would avoid a shutout. The Bears wound up getting their first since 1993.
The Bengals had two other chances to score, but Kitna threw an interception at the 6- yard line and Neil Rackers missed a 39-yard field goal attempt.
The miss left Rackers only 6- of-12 this season, with six miss-
es in his last nine attempts. LeBeau said Monday that the club might bring in another kicker to audition this week.
"We're looking into that possi- bility," he said.
He also said other lineup changes could result after the coaching staff analyzes the lat- est loss.
"The last I looked, it was called professional football," LeBeau said. "That means you are compensated for your abili- ty to play football, to perform on the football field. It does not say that you will continue to be compensated if you do not per- form."
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to think and act like winners, and he promised to someday get them a Super Bowl ring like the two he has.
They believe him. "They're willing to be coached
and they're willing to listen," Davis said. "We haven't had one guy come in and say, 'Well, coach, this is the way we did it at Minnesota or this is the way we did in college. We haven't encountered any of that.
"Their willingness to say what- ever you guys (coaches) think will give us the best chance to win has given us the best chance to win."
Before beating Baltimore, safe- ty Percy Ellsworth said the Browns still needed a defining win to get respect. Now, they've got one.
"I think after this victory I can say we have a pretty good team," Ellsworth said.
Davis handed out nearly a
dozen games balls yesterday for the win over Baltimore and said he was proud of the Browns' abil- ity to bounce back after a disap- pointing 10-point loss to Cincinnati a week ago.
Davis was disgusted with the Browns' performance against the Bengals, and made it clear to his players during practice last week that he wouldn't tolerate another like it.
"Coach Davis was hot, he was mad most of the week," Ellsworth said. "I'm sure his family didn't have much fun with him, because he wasn't fun for us at practice. He wanted an answer for Cincinnati. He wanted to show people we're a legitimate, good team."
The Ravens believe it, too. "They're a better team than we
are right now," tight end Shannon Sharpc said Sunday. "If the play- offs started today, we wouldn't deserve to be there. The Browns would."
NASCAR thinks safety
TALLADEGA, Ala. — NASCAR will take a closer look at rules designed to make rac- ing safer at Talladaga and Daytona after angry drivers complained conditions at those tracks are actually more dangerous.
Drivers and crew chiefs stormed the NASCAR hauler Sunday following the EA Sports 500, which was marred by a wild 16-car wreck on the last lap in which Bobby Labonte's car ended up on its roof.
NASCAR spokesman Km Hunter said yesterday the sanctioning body will use "all the resources we can muster" to address the drivers' con- cerns. That will include using its new research and develop- ment center in Conover, N.C.
"We're just as anxious as they are," Hunter said.
He added, however, that NASCAR has been trying to solve the problem of keeping speeds down without hurting competition at Talladega and Daytona since the tracks opened in 1969 and 1959, respectively.
"We have to find a solution at both tracks, but we'll look at Daytona first because we race there first," he said.
The 2002 season will open in February with the Daytona 500, a race in which Dale Earnhardt was killed last February in a final-lap crash.
Earlier in that race, a mul- ticar wreck also raised ques- tions about the aerodynamic rules at the two longest and fastest tracks, which reduce speeds but also keep cars clos-
er together. None of the drivers was
injured in Sunday's wreck, but many of those involved — and some who weren't — com- plained bitterly to NASCAR about the rules.
"It ain't the drivers, it's NASCAR," Sterling Marlin said. "You run it all day, you're going to wreck. Every driver has been telling them in the NASCAR trailer that it's going to hap- pen."
The rules at Talladega and Daytona require the use of car- buretor restrictor plates that limit horsepower to keep cars under 200 mph, presumably creating safer racing. But the power-sapping plates also cause cars to bunch up, which can lead to more crashes.
In recent years, most of the events at the big tracks have featured exciting racing in which many of the 43 starters remain tightly packed through- out, often running three- and four-wide.
Ward Burton, who narrowly avoided Sunday's crash, said there's not much a driver can do except hope for the best.
"With what was going on in front of me, I knew it was going to happen." he said of the wreck. "What do I do? I can't back off. I just sit there and see if I get through it or not."
Drivers were especially upset because the aerodynamic rules at Talladaga remain virtually unchanged from the April race there, despite an August test in which 19 teams took part in an effort to make changes.
"We learned a lot but we couldn't reach a consensus," Hunter explained.
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