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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.


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A Wahoo walk through time

Over 100 years ago, the University had a different face: In the Civil War era, upon hearing that Fort Sumter had surrendered in 1861, students in the Southern Guard broke into the Rotunda at night and, climbing along the dome, grasping a lightning rod, hung a hand-sewn Confederate flag. Sixteen years later, Brooks Hall, home today to the anthropology department and various studio art classes, served as a natural history museum -- complete with a dinosaur skeleton and a Siberian mammoth. University history has sparked plenty of debate among scholars and students alike, but a new book adds pictures to the University's storied past.


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Behind the scenes at WTJU

A dialogue is taking place behind the airwaves that many students and community members may be completely unaware of. WTJU 91.1, "The Sound Choice in Central Virginia," has been struggling to maintain its combined roles as a student radio station, a local radio station, and a combination of the two ever since the 1970s. WTJU 91.1 is publicized as the University's radio station and is owned by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.


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Solar weiners If you've never eaten a solar-powered hotdog, you won't want to miss your chance at the fifth annual Energy Awareness Day, which takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m.


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Burn baby burn: bowling fever hits hard on Friday night

One night last week some friends and I were sitting around doing absolutely nothing, or maybe something a little more boring than that, when I decided I wanted to do something that involved wearing old shoes, hurling 15-pound balls and drinking beer.


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Waiting to volunteer University students showed off their commitment to serve Saturday by lining both sides of Rugby Road from Madison House to Madison Hall.


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Debunker at large

James Randi opened his presentation Saturday with a spectacular claim. "I'm going to perform miracles of a semi-religious nature," Randi said, drawing chuckles from the packed audience in the Chemistry Auditorium.


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Singing for wages

Three very different styles of music were combined in one voice Friday night to raise awareness of the Labor Action Group's Living Wage Campaign.


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Towed off Brown College is a residential community of students and faculty. It apparently is also a haven for perpetrators of "malicious mischief," as Brown College Director of Studies Carl O.


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Blues Fest benefits HIV/AIDS group

Beer fests and concerts in Charlottesville may be nothing new, but the 3WV/Saab Blues and Brews Fest '99 benefits a good cause - Charlottesville's AIDS/HIV Services Group. Sponsored by Saab and hosted by 3WV (97.5 FM), tomorrow's annual event will be held at the Charlottesville Downtown Amphitheater from 2 to 7 p.m.


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Musicians support Living Wage fight

A musical voice is being added to the Labor Action Group's campaign to raise the hourly wage of classified University employees to $8. Blues singer Corey Harris, performer John McCutcheon and the Sanctuary Choir from Mt.


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Religions find niche on Internet

From Baha'i to Branch Davidians, Oneida to Osho, Scientology to Snake Handlers, just about everything one needs to know about over 200 emerging and non-mainstream religions can be found in one place on the Web: www.religiousmovements.org. The site originated in 1996 as an optional project for University Prof.


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Elvis isn't dead, only fired Charlottesville's very own Elvis, who for the past four years could be seen at The White Spot on the Corner, was fired last week. James Rorak adopted the name "Elvis" when he started growing sideburns about five years ago.