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Hot Cakes: Don't let the name fool you

When Lisa McEwan opened her dessert business in October 1988, she didn't imagine that 11 years later, Hot Cakes would have transformed itself from a small cake company to a quaint eatery in the Barracks Road Shopping Plaza. Upon entering the store, the faint aroma of coffee and fresh baking permeated the air, hinting of good things to come.


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Comp competition If the idea of spending Parents Weekend wandering around Grounds with your family admiring the Rotunda for the millionth time holds little allure, the University's chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery is providing a novel alternative. The organization is hosting its second annual Programming Contest in Olsson Hall tomorrow.


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Watering football down to the basics

His friends call him "Bobby Boucher." Rich Abadie, the University's head football equipment manager who hails from Louisiana, manages a dozen Wahoo "waterboys." But don't call them that to their face.


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Former astronaut lands on solid Grounds

Not everyone gets to experience it: The adrenaline rush of your life as you approach a speed of 17,500 miles per hour, ending with the feeling that you weigh eight times your normal weight and can't even stand unless your eyes are open. This is one feeling a University professor experienced first-hand. "I wouldn't have missed a minute of it," said Kathy Thornton, professor of technology, culture and communication, and mechanical, aerospace and nuclear engineering.


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Touchdown! Any Wahoos still crying over the loss to Virginia Tech finally can find comfort by watching an upcoming episode of public television's "Living In Virginia," which will examine the history of the rivalry between Virginia Tech and the University. The program will explore the 100-year-old football rivalry, highlighting colossal comebacks and legendary players. The documentary, created by WVPT -- PBS for the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville -- begins with the first game played between Virginia Tech and the University in 1895.


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Cash cut-off Some professors might be finding advising less materially profitable this year. According to an Inside UVA Online press release, College Dean Melvyn P.


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Pageantry with a purpose

As more and more people sat down in the Tuttle lounge to hear Miss Virginia 1999 Crystal Lewis speak last Tuesday, the gender discrepancies within the audience became clear.


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Cash cut-off Some professors might be finding advising less materially profitable this year. According to an Inside UVA Online press release, College Dean Melvyn P.


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Be aware, be safe Several groups are offering safety programs for students over the next few days as Student Council kicks off its Safety Awareness Week. One in Four, a peer education group aimed at men, will present "How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do" at 7 p.m.


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Sharing culture at Festival of India

It's not every day that thousands of people get to sample Indian food and culture in one place. But last weekend, I donned my sari and returned "home," along with close to 7,000 other people at the Festival of India in Richmond. During the event, the music playing at the front of the Richmond Center alternated between Indian classical and contemporary music.


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Insomniac nights Insomnia-stricken students now have the option of reading a poetry collection about sleepless nights to help them catch some Zs. University Creative Writing Administrator Lisa Spaar edited "Aquainted With The Night: Insomnia Poems," which students can find in the University Bookstore now. "I have insomnia," Spaar said.