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Buh-bye Parking Garage woes The days of clogged traffic at the Central Grounds Parking Garage are no more. While students were relaxing in tropical climates and going to wild beach parties during spring break, the University's Department of Parking & Transportation installed a new gate and electronic sign to indicate when the Central Grounds Parking Garage is full. The new sign and gate should help alleviate the choking state of traffic flow into and out of the popular parking garage. "Unfortunately, people were backing out into Emmett Street and people didn't know what to do," Becca White, asst.


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Dockter Duval's Advice Column

The advice column feature is brand new to the Cavalier Daily. Here are some sample questions asked to candidates trying out for the CD's advice columnist position.


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Beneath the layers of Beta Bridge

It's 5 o'clock on a Tuesday morning, and while most University students are nestled snugly in their beds, three early risers are standing on Rug-by Road armed with three paint rollers, a paint brush and two cans of paint. They are braving the cold to share in a University tradition: painting Beta Bridge. Constructed in 1855, the paint-battered bridge has witnessed decades of social and political history at the University, and in the last 30 years it has advocated everything from anti-war sentiment to views on the abortion debate. It is a medium of self-expression, a bold and noticeable means by which anyone can say anything. It was not until the 1970s that bridge-painting became adopted as a University tradition.


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Run-in about Student Council run-off Amid the hype of yesterday's run-off election for Student Council President, flyers lining the Bryan Hall walkway bombarded passersby with a different message: "Don't Vote." "It's disturbing that someone would discourage voting.


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Rated X for extreme Forget Hollywood movies. This stuff is the real deal. Monday, March 20, the "Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival" rolls into Charlottesville with a collection of awe-inspiring videos to amaze outdoor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. The lineup includes films by "amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world," said John Holden of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, the local sponsor of the event. This year, moviemakers submitted 138 films from 22 countries to the festival.


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Dr. Hostler: Renaissance woman

Medicine is not the only thing well-rounded University doctor Sharon Hostler prescribes. With a broad range of interests and hobbies, she advises students to "take the time to enjoy the journey, not just the destination." Hostler, the medical director at Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center (KCRC) here in Charlottesville, also is a professor of pediatrics at the University Medical School. With a look of nostalgia on her face, Hostler referred to college as a "banquet table of opportunities" from which students should "enjoy classes and recognize that the clock is artificial." Hostler received the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award this February, an award the University gives annually to one woman at the University based on her contributions to the community. Hostler sat in her office, wearing a long black dress, a red cardigan sweater and Birkenstocks.


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Roughing it up in D.C. "This is our first major accomplishment standing on our own as a club," said a triumphant Brennan Holmes, second-year College student and president of the men's club rugby team. On Sunday, the newly-formed undergraduate rugby team won the George Mason-sponsored "Brawl on the Mall" tournament in Washington, D.C. Before this year, both graduate and undergraduate students participated in the sport and played on the same team.


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Camping out for the game Most people who want floor seats for Virginia basketball games show up a few hours before the game.


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Lifting the veil of silence

(The opinions expressed in this article are those of Linnisa Wahid, who is writing a personal account of the conflict in Sierra Leone.) When my grandmother came to live with my family in 1997, she told me about a particular moment when she knew that she had to flee her country.


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Fuming over Hume "A devoted Virginian who served his native state in Civil War and Legislative Hall." These words stand eternally etched on the Frank Hume Memorial, the marble memorial fountain located in between the Commerce School and Brown College.


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Poetry percolates at coffee shop Lyricfest, described as a "new kind of poetry" by its founders, will debut this evening at Espresso Corner at 6. Eight poets, chosen from work submitted over e-mail, will read their work at the coffee shop. Catalina Ocampo, executive chair of La Sociedad Latina, said they were looking for poets who liked to experiment with style, theme and ways of reading poetry.