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Playing pawn, queen, king for a day

Two students sat across each other, faces intent. They concentrated on the black and white pieces in front of them, thinking of future strategy - thinking of chess. Every Thursday at 9 p.m., the Virginia Chess Club members hone their game in the Newcomb Hall basement, where the checkered floor resembles their chess boards. Second-year College student Christy Hobough founded the club just last spring. "I sent out an e-mail at the beginning of second semester [of last year] and I got a lot of responses," Hobough said.


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Camping out for diversity Those tents on the Lawn aren't part of a reenactment of "The Blair Witch Project." Tonight students and faculty members plan to come together for the October Camp Poetry Reading, an event organized by Advocates for Diversity in Education to show support for diversity at the University.


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Catching ultimate fever

Football wasn't the only game being played two weeks ago against Wake Forest. Current students, alumni and local residents came together at half time to share with spectators the unique sport of ultimate frisbee. The half-time show, arranged by Shelby Young, third-year Education School graduate student and former Virginia Women's Ultimate Club team captain, featured a brief look into a typical ultimate game.


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Patient places You've got an emergency, you have to go to student health and luckily enough you have a roommate who can drive you there.


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Annoyed with Floyd, hurt by Gert: Blame it on the rain

I regret to bring to your attention yet another severe problem with this country, which everyone from our pathetic federal government down to Prez Casteen has completely ignored and would seem to have us believe does not even exist: Rain.


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Catching ultimate fever

Football wasn't the only game being played two weeks ago against Wake Forest. Current students, alumni and local residents came together at half time to share with spectators the unique sport of ultimate frisbee. The half-time show, arranged by Shelby Young, third-year Education School graduate student and former Virginia Women's Ultimate Club team captain, featured a brief look into a typical ultimate game.


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Open air dining makes Sal's stand-out spot downtown

When Sal's Caffé Italia owner Giuseppe Finazzo moved his restaurant 14 years ago, he thought the Downtown Mall would be the perfect spot to serve pizza and offer outdoor dining. "I liked the place and there was no pizza on the mall," Finazzo said.


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Hopping 'Grandfather'

Although swing dancing has gained popularity in recent years, due in part to Gap ads that feature khaki-sporting dancers and the rise of youth swing dance clubs, no one is more familiar with the roots of this genre of dance than the Grandfather of swing himself - Frankie Manning. Manning, a small but spry 85-year-old man wearing soft black dancing shoes, made a guest appearance in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom Wednesday in front of several hundred students and area fans.


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Hokie hunting: it's turkey season

The signs are everywhere: "Friends Don't Let Friends Go to Tech" T-shirts, pins with a big red "X"s printed over the word "Tech," shot glasses with a mark at the top labeled "U.Va." and a mark in the middle labeled "Tech." It's that time of the year again, when all Wahoos take a break from school work to see the pinnacle of intrastate rivalry - the Hokie-'Hoo football game. Indeed, a quick walk through Mincer's (or even a die-hard University fan's room) will reveal a plethora of paraphernalia denouncing all things Tech.


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Remembering Gandhi University students will celebrate the 130th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth tomorrow through three service projects. "He was a great leader and a big promoter of unity," said Shruti Chandra, a third-year Engineering student and president of the Indian Students' Association.


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Foods of All Nations brings ethnic foods to town

Foods of All Nations, a store that boasts a full line of grocery items and a vast selection of exotic fare from countless international countries, will celebrate its 46th year serving the Charlottesville community Sunday. Among the events planned for the second annual "Foods Cruise" from 11 a.m.


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"There's something about flying" Just when we thought we've heard about all the possibilities of the Internet, something else pops up ... This time, that something else is a pop band called "There's something about flying." The band is comprised of five musicians.


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Baby, can I drive your car?

I need a car. I have tried for years to deny the obvious, bumming rides off friends and convincing myself that I'm a healthier, stronger person because of my vehicular disability.