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Candle in the Wind What is more Jeffersonian than the Lawn, with the Rotunda in the backdrop, swarming with students and faculty, late at night, candles in hand, protesting social injustice? This is your chance, political activists.


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Taking a PeeK behind the scenes

After five exhausting days of reading, writing and reading some more, Friday night finally finds her way to the University, complete with promises of some serious weekend par-taying.


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Dockter Duval's Advice Column

So my friends and I go out to Rugby ... I drink, I get a buzz, I dance with some random fellow (though one that I'd still find attractive if I were sober), we hook up against the back wall in some frat and never speak again.


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When the Lawn is puddlewonderful Enter Charlottesville's rainy season. While rain may mean down and dirty games of football on the Lawn or mudsliding in the Mad Bowl, for those who maintain the University Grounds, rainy days mean more work than play. Jeff Ertle fights a constant battle to keep the University, especially the Lawn area, looking good. "Our goal is to try to keep the Lawn green," said Ertle, who is superintendent of the landscaping division of Facilities Management. But because of pedestrian traffic and poor drainage systems, for the Lawn, it's not always easy being green. To maintain the grass for special events such as Fall Convocation and Final Exercises, Ertle and his staff re-seed the Lawn at least twice a year, usually in the fall and spring.


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GETTING YOUR HONKY-TONK GROOVE ON

Skeedaddle away from the monotony of Rugby Road and discover Wednesday night country line dancing at Max's. A 20-year-old Charlottesville tradition, tucked behind the railway tracks and next to the live music venue Trax, Max's offers everything from cowboy boots to back-flips, "Cotton-eyed Joe," to "Back That Azz Up," and on Wednesday nights, University students get in for free. Max's "is a good place to go if you're a cowboy nerd at heart," said first-year College student Dana Grant from Connecticut, who donned cowboy boots and a denim skirt for the occasion.


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The Olympics are on: So what happened to 'Survivor' anyway?

The Olympics are going on this week, and you know what that means - mil- lions of people across the world gathered in front of their televisions ignoring the Olympics in eager anticipation of the next edition of "Survivor." I caught a couple of minutes of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.


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Lawn's new addition We have those pretty new wheelchair ramps. But it's only a start. And in some ways, modernization for the disabled has taken a back seat to historical nostalgia. But in one small way, this is about to change - starting with the Lawn. Lawn resident Mazen Basrawi, a fourth-year College student who has been blind all his life, has used his handheld Braille label maker to put residents' names and their room numbers on each door. And finally, people are starting to take notice. "I've been pushing this for about two years now," Basrawi said.


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Send in the recruits There won't be any F/A-18 flyovers or country-western singers, but tomorrow's homecoming football game against Clemson will feature a bit of pregame entertainment, if you pay close attention. Men's basketball coach Pete Gillen and assistant coach Tom Herrion are hosting a quartet of recruits this weekend and will lead them onto the Scott Stadium field at 3:15 p.m., 15 minutes before kickoff.


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Horsing Around

Graceful ladies stroll around in large, floppy hats. Men chat easily in expensive suits, afternoon cocktails balanced in their hands.


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Amphitheater goes Greek If you feel like Rugby Road isn't "fratty" enough and you need a bit more Greek in your life, then get psyched about Friday night.


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Driving 'em wild

Ding! A passenger pulls on the overhead line, signaling the bus driver to stop. The driver pulls up to the curb, lets off several students, picks up a couple more, and it's business as usual. Sounds simple.


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In Black and White Fifty-nine percent of black undergraduate students view news coverage in The Cavalier Daily as racially biased, according to a survey conducted last spring for the State of Race Relations, a new University group. This independent student organization completed the first-ever comprehensive survey of student attitudes toward race relations at the University and now challenges fellow students to talk about the results. "We're looking to come up with concrete solutions to racial problems at the University," said Michael Freedman-Schnapp, co-founder of the State of Race Relations. Tonight at 8 the group is holding an open forum in the Chemistry Auditorium to present the results of the study, conduct a moderated discussion, and hear the views of a student panel.


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Atlanta on My Mind

On the eve of the first Olympics of the new millennium, the world's premier athletes prepare to compete in what is the culmination of years of intense, grueling training.

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