BG News Briefings for Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Tomorrow’s Tech Fair offers exhibits, prizes

More than a dozen new exhibitors — including the Wood County Hospital and the Indianapolis-based Shoemaker Motion Picture Co. — will highlight this year’s Northwest Ohio Technology Fair held at the University.

The fifth annual event will be held Thursday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom and will feature almost 60 exhibitors displaying the “latest and greatest” technology.

The BGSU student winner of a Dell Latitude X300 laptop computer will be announced. Any student who purchased Microsoft Office software from the University Bookstore since the beginning of the semester was automatically entered in the drawing.

Door prizes including a DVD player, three Apple iPods, 10 iTunes gift certificates, 11 flash drives and a digital camera will be given away hourly.

Fostoria radio station WFOB-AM is set to broadcast live from the fair until Noon and the winners of the University’s second annual high school Web contest will be announced at 12:30 p.m.

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Event to highlight Indian culture

Tickets are now available for Mela 2004–an event featuring Indian music, food and entertainment this Saturday. The annual event, put on by the Indian Student’s Association, has some changes from last year’s Diwali event, which focused more on Indian religion and attracted more than 500 people.

“This year the event is more secular and is a celebration of Indian culture,” said Fajni George, secretary of ISA.

The event features bhangra musical performances, featuring Nachda Punjab, and authentic Indian cuisine from Avva’s Kitchen, an authentic Indian restaurant in Toledo.

Saturday’s event will be in the Union Ballroom from 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are being sold in the Union Lobby.

An afterparty is planned from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Entrance is free for attending the dinner or $5 at the door otherwise.

“People from all over Ohio will be there,” George said. “Indian culture is popular in the United States but it is important to look beyond, to look deeper into the culture.


An article in yesterday’s issue erroneously reported that Ray Huber is the current Wood County engineer. Huber is currently the deputy county engineer, and Anthony Allion is the Wood County engineer. The article also stated that Paul Gillmore is President of the Ohio Senate. Gillmore does not hold that position, but previously held if for three general assemblies. Also, Mark Pietrykowski is running unopposed for a 6th District Court of Appeals seat.