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Service with a Smile

W hen you have a well-known family and live in the center of the public eye, do you have an unlisted phone number and live in an exclusive neighborhood?


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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Yard Man

When considering which field you would like to pursue as a career, you must consider the facts. The job most likely to allow you to earn a great deal of money while still allowing you to look at hundreds of unattractive naked people is that of a physician.


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European toilets stink!

I learned a lot during my first trip to Europe last month. Like how to raid vending machines to quickly use spare foreign currency before leaving for another country, and how to walk for miles with all of my belongings precariously strapped to my body. But as my plane returned to Dulles International Airport, I found myself with immense new knowledge on a topic that I had never previously bothered to explore - the bathroom.


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Movie

Dr. Dolittle 2 Animals abound in this sequel, as Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Dr. Dolittle, the character from the popular children's books by Hugh Lofting.


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Animated 'Shrek' charms audiences

On the surface, DreamWorks' latest masterpiece may appear to be the typical fairy-tale epic. After all, the animated film comes complete with a princess trapped in a castle guarded by a fire-breathing dragon, an ogre, a quest to rescue the aforesaid princess and a brewing romance.


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The Man Behind the Mic

For most people, winning the Virginia Press Association's Virginian of the Year Award would be a crowning achievement and the culmination of a phenomenal career. Not so for University professor and political pundit Larry Sabato, the most recent recipient of the VPA's annual recognition. Speaking with the modest tone that has garnered him so many personal accolades, Sabato scoffed at the idea that this most recent achievement has changed his life. "Awards are very nice but what matters in life is accomplishment, so the last thing anyone should ever do is sit on their laurels," Sabato said.


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Roughing it in the wilds of C'ville

When I was a Boy Scout, I didn't think sleeping on the hard ground was good for anything besides "putting hair on your chest." At least that's what our fearless adult leaders told us so we would stop complaining. But my experience as a Boy Scout did come in handy earlier this month, when I slept on the hard floor of a friend's apartment for 10 straight days. The people in the apartment were moving out, so there was no furniture.


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TALES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

The temperature on the Lawn is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but underneath the University, in a network of tunnels 5.5 miles long, the thermometer displays temperatures of up to 130 degrees. These are the steam tunnels that carry heat, steam and data wires to the University community.


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Car stereos blast sounds of summer

It's officially summer. And in the words of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, it's time for us to "adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast." Summer is when testosterone-driven males come out of hibernation, blasting their car audio systems loudly enough to set off alarms, kill anyone with a pacemaker and communicate with deaf whales. There is some kind of primeval male instinct at work here, a sort of my-club-is-bigger-than-your-club mentality that dates back to the caveman days.


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No Day But Today

Twenty-two years ago, Katie Couric walked down the Lawn to receive her degree in English from the University.


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Battling for Life

As Abigail Burroughs sits at a table at Starbucks, sipping a cup of coffee and nibbling at a chocolate croissant, she seems calm and content.


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Odds and Ends

My Fair ... Pygmalion The Chinese Student Association is taking center stage with a production of "Pygmalion," the basis of the 1964 hit film "My Fair Lady." The CSA will present the play tonight at the Student Activities Building at 8 p.m., free of charge. Though a traditionally western play - it's set in England - the CSA chose it for exactly that reason. "We were looking at Asian-American plays in particular, but we wanted to do something different this year," said CSA cultural co-chairwoman Lily Yang.

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