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Lunch box politics State Sen. Emily Couric, D-Charlottesville, will appear at tomorrow's meeting of the Women Faculty and Professional Association in the Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room. "She will be talking about legislative issues that affect each of us as employees and citizens of the Commonwealth," said Susan Levine, assistant to the deans and WFPA president.


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LNEC aims to meet students' needs

When fourth-year College student Bryson Patterson was young, doctors told his parents they would be lucky if their son finished high school. Patterson's dyslexia causes him to mix up numbers and letters; as a result, he didn't learn to read until the third grade. First-year College student Rebecca Smith was born profoundly deaf.


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RA cattle call: Herd 'em up The annual mass movement to become a resident assistant begins today with an information session for interested students. "The prospect of helping to shape someone's college career causes many people to want to become RAs," said Erin Healy, RA and fourth-year College student.


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Anti-pleasure principle

The green flyers placed around the Newcomb Hall Dining Room attracted students' eyes with their bright color at first, but their message would attract controversy as well: "Why are certain factions (the Catholic Church and feminists) engaged in an assault against things that make life pleasurable, such as: sex, romance, makeup, furs, jewelry, chocolate?" The flyer advertised "The Neo-Puritan Assault on Sex and Pleasure" with Dr. Gary Hull as lecturer, sponsored by the Objectivist Club Thursday night in Gilmer Hall. Objectivism is a philosophy emphasizing individual achievement, formulated by the author Ayn Rand in her 1943 book "The Fountainhead" and 1957 book "Atlas Shrugged." According to Hull, the basis of the philosophy's morality is reason. "I would say objectivism is a philosophy of reason, egoism and capitalism," said Dan Norton, third-year College student and Objectivist Club president.


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Cooking up family

Although women were only fully admitted to the University 29 years ago, there has been a woman in the basement of a fraternity house for almost 40 years. Dorothy Harris, better known as Buzz to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers, has been cooking in the basement of the fraternity house for 38 years. Harris grew up in Charlottesville.


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Let's get together Students will have an opportunity to support diversity and show just how well they can get their groove on at the Celestial Ball tomorrow.


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Fingerprint fun Students can help science and profit at the same time this semester. The University Department of Health Evaluation Sciences is conducting a validation study of new fingerprint identification software.


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Shooting blanks

Not many students knew about or even used the Maury Hall shooting range, where ROTC students and Pistol and Rifle Club members could practice firing guns, and now many never will get the chance. Now that the range has closed, some students in the club fear their little-known University tradition may collapse without room to practice.


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Wait for new heart continues for former football player

The window pane in 22-year-old University football lineman Mark Lindsey's hospital room was decked out with all sorts of goodies; Halloween candies in mini Jack-O-Lanterns, a white University football complete with signatures from every guy on the team, bright orange-and-blue flowers and a get-well poster courtesy of members of the Pep Band and a small piano in the corner of the room.


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And the winner is ... Thanks to the Third-Year Council and Peace Frogs travel agency, third-year students Quincy Kolb and Sarah Witt spent this weekend in New Orleans. Directly after winning the trip Thursday night, the two students were whisked away in a limousine to pack their bags. "It was really random," Kolb said.


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