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1200 West Campus Apartments

Polo Village

1200 West Campus (989) 779-7900 . . . . . . .

Appian Way Apartments

920 Appian Way (989) 779-7900 . . . . . . . . . .

Arboretum Apartment Homes

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1825 Liberty Drive (989) 775-3200 . . . . . . . . . .

Campus Habitat

806 W. Broomfield (989) 607-0259 . . . . . . . .

Canterbury Apartments

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1517 Canterbury Trail (989) 772-1954 . . . . . . . .

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1810 Edgewood Dr. (989) 773-3890 . . . . . . . . .

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On Bluegrass, next to Walmart (989) 779-8300 . . .

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Casa Loma Apartments Copper Beech Country Place

1820 Crawford St., Toll Free: (866) 850-2879 . .

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3516 East Deerfield (989) 772- 2222 . . . . . . .

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Deerfield Village All advertising in this guide is subject to the Federal Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin or any intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” CM LIFE will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed all dwellings advertised in this guide are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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Emerald Village

900 South Douglas (989) 772-2436 . . . . . . . .

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600 South University (989) 772-3894 . . . . . .

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916 East Broomfield Road (989) 772- 2222 .

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2880 S. Isabella Rd (989) 772-0039 . . . . . . .

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1240 East Broomfield St. (989) 779-7900 . . .

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Quality Apartments SouthPoint Village

Stone Crest Apartments Tallgrass Apartments

Timber Creek Apartments

3300 East Deerfield Road (989) 773-3300 . . . 17

Union Square Apartments

4171 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 772-2222 . . . . .

University Meadows

4310 Sterling Way (866) 482-5905 . . . . . . . . . . .

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Village at Bluegrass Apartments

950 Appian Way (989) 772- 5252 . . . . . . . . .

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Washington Village

4075 S. Isabella Road (989) 775-5522 . . . . .

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West Campus Village

925 Appian Way (989) 772- 2222 . . . . . . . . .

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Lexington Ridge Apartments

221 E. Bellows (989) 773-3890 . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1020 Washington Street (989) 772-2436 . . .

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2222 S. Crawford Rd. (989) 779-9999 . . . . . .

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WestPoint Village

908 South Main Street (989) 772- 2436 . . . .

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1522 S. Mission (989) 772- 2222 . . . . . . . . . .

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1251 E. Broomfield (989) 773-7272 . . . . . . . . . .

436 Moore Hall, Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 (989) 774-3493

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Campus Habitat

Okay, so we’ve all heard the terms “new and improved” a lot...well, let’s be honest here, they get tossed about like a hackysack at a Grateful Dead concert. However, when I use “new and improved” to describe Campus Habitat (formerly Central Crossing) I really mean it. I mean it because it’s true. If you don’t consider stainless steel appliances, glass bowl sinks, new bathrooms and kitchens, free tanning, free cable, free internet, FREE UTILITIES (that’s right, utilities are included- along with electricity) something to be filed under “new and improved” then I would like to see where you are currently living. Oh yeah, and I almost forgot to mention this little tidbit: 42”-60” PLASMA TV’S are provided for apartments! Looks like that awesome Superbowl Party can be at your place this year...aren’t you excited to be coined “the man” for having that awesome television (just admit it to yourself, you’ll feel better). Location is also a prize component of Campus Habitat which features a woodland walking trail just a seven m inute walk off of campus. Imagine, waking on a spring morning walking through a forest trail with birds chirping, bunnies playing, deer frolicking...well maybe I’m getting ahead of myself but a seven minute walk to campus? That’s faster than most people drive there. The slogan at Campus Habitat is this: “Love where you live.” So, young reader, after seeing what “new and improved” features they have to offer, my question to you is this: What’s not to love about it?

Canterbury Apartments

You know when you walk into some rooms, and the roof is so low, you feel like a giant? No one likes the feeling of having to stoop as you walk around an apartment. How would you like to have unlimited headroom – so much that it almost makes you feel like you’re outside?

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Allow me to introduce an architectural marvel known as cathedral ceilings, available at Canterbury apartments. These ceilings are great, and it makes the room nearly double in size. You’ll never feel cramped again! It’ll also help keep the room quiet so you won’t have to worry about hearing your neighbor’s dinner conversation. Canterbury is close to campus as well, only a nine-minute walk, or if you’re feelin’ active, a five minute jog away. Speaking of jogging, if you’re into fitness, Canterbury also features an amazing fitness center, a resort style pool and a sundeck. Workout, swim, layout, look good at Canterbury. Canterbury also features patios or balconies and each apartment also includes a large storage unit. Oh, and then there’s the carports. We all know Mt. Pleasant has looooong winters and who enjoys waking on a cold January morning and cleaning 3 inches of ice of your windshield? That won’t happen when your vehicle is sheltered underneath a carport! Canterbury is the kind of place where relaxation comes every time you get home, a little like your own personal sanctuary. After all, home is where the heart is, so why not put your heart to rest at Canterbury apartments? Relaxed living for real people.

Quality Apartments

Nancy McGuirk is a CMU alum. As such, she knows that students really appreciate a clean, safe, spacious and affordable place to live…hence her business name: Quality Apartments. After all, doesn’t quality entail all of the aforementioned things? Quality Apartments offer 25 units (houses, duplexes and apartments) available throughout Mt. Pleasant and the downtown area. Most of the units are located within the student housing area (North of campus), between Bellows and downtown. Each unit is licensed and inspected annually by the City of Mt. Pleasant. If you don’t know or understand the importance of this, just ask Nancy. Nothing is more important to Quality Apartments than providing safe, superior housing for CMU students looking to further their education. They also have a really great website (qualityapts.com) with up-to-date information regarding rentals available, pricing, subleasing and utility contact information. Haven’t we all spent too much time looking for DTE’s phone number, let’s be honest here. Quality Apartments offers several rent payment options, includes basic cable and promises NEVER EVER to have those tricky hidden fees…I wouldn’t have made it all caps if it wasn’t important. So take my word for it, or better yet, take Quality’s, where the belief is this: “Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” Make your quality decision and rent from Quality Apartments.

Yorkshire Commons Welcomes Back CMU A Home away from Home: Comfortable, Convenient and Affordable!

* Big closets and lots of space * 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms * Close to Campus * 24 hour maintenance * Laundry facilities in all apartment buildings

* Pool/ Hot tub * Bus Stop at entrance * Cat Friendly * Experienced staff * Carports * Secured Entry

Call us or come in For a tour: 1251 E. Broomfield Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 773-7272 yorkshire@cmsinter.net MHMLTD.COM

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We’ve Got Big Plans For You!

All the Benefits of

Home

• Up to 2,000 sq. ft. of living space • Spacious bedrooms • Full-size private bathrooms • Large capacity washer & dryer • Free high-speed internet connection • Extended cable included in rent • High efficiency heating & air conditioning • 2x6 exterior construction • “True Separation” soundproofing system • Free parking spaces • Available furnished or unfurnished • Copper Beech clubhouse

KITCHEN FEATURES: • Full-size dishwasher • Garbage disposal • Built-in microwave • 30-inch self cleaning electric range • 19 cubic ft. frost free refrigerator with icemaker • Breakfast Bar

Visit or call to take a tour.

(989) 779-8300 www.copperbeechtownhomes.com

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United Apartments As a college student, picking an apartment complex can be tough. All the different locations, names, prices and companies can make your head spin. It’s easy to get lost in the whirlwind that is apartment hunting in our crazy college town. What it boils down to is location, location, location. The good news is that United Apartments can help you with just about any location you could want. With 15 different locations around Mt. Pleasant, you can live practically anywhere you want! I know what you’re thinking, won’t that make it hard to get to class? No one wants to bother with driving and having to hunt down those elusive parking spots. Free shuttle services take you from their further away complexes, and many of them are within an easy walking distance. Also, not sure how many roommates you want? One? Three? Four? Or think you’d prefer to live by yourself? Never fear, United has a layout for any preference, several complexes also have brand new townhouses that can house upwards of five people! They even have a few units that can house six people. Talk about getting you what you want! With so many choices how could you not live here? So check out all of the different options that United Apartments has to offer. They’re giving you the college living experience you want, for less. Visit www.unitedapts.com.

University Meadows Good things are happening at University Meadows this year. University Meadows is now owned and managed by American Campus Communities. American Campus is the nation’s premiere provider of high-quality student housing. University Meadows offers several furnished and unfurnished floor

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plans to choose from including 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom, 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom, and 3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom units. All apartments include private bedrooms, full kitchens, full-size washer and dryer, expanded cable television, wireless Internet and much more. Outside your apartment, you can enjoy a resort-style swimming pool with a hot tub, sand volleyball court, basketball court, 24-hr fitness center, 24-hour game room and a free tanning bed for residents, plus a free shuttle to campus. University Meadows – we make student housing look good. Check it out at www.univmeadows.com.

Village at Bluegrass A name is how a person, place or thing is identified and how other people recognize it. Mention the name Village at Bluegrass to a student on CMU’s campus and you’re sure to conjure up one word in their mind: impressive. That’s how to best describe a gated community with a pool, volleyball court, indoor basketball court and a 24-hour fitness facility. Not to mention the Village is fully furnished, has poolside dj’s, movie nights and many more community oriented gatherings…it’s a great place for a student looking for housing in a social environment. Oh, and did I mention another great VABG feature? The variety of floor plans. There’s two bedrooms two bath combo, three bedroom three bath combos, and four bedroom four bath combos with living rooms large enough to play catch in - not that I am condoning such a hazardous indoor activity (I advise you, consult our landlord before attempting). The staff and maintenance crews are great - they understand what it’s like to be a student and will do their best to make sure your housing needs are met, nothing worse than, oh, what should I call them; “Evil” Landlords. None of that at the Village at Bluegrass, just an exciting college experience…refined.

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Yorkshire Commons Imagine yourself on a beach, basking in the sun. You’re comfortable, relaxed and totally at peace with the world. Even the pressure and stress of term papers and final exams can’t touch you here. Now, wouldn’t it be nice to feel that way every day? At Yorkshire Commons, you can come home to that peaceful oasis after every stressful day on campus. Their spacious Apartments and Townhouses are quieter than any other complex around, and are centrally located just a short way from Mission and campus. You’ll have no problem meeting the neighbors at the community room, or in pool or hot tub. They also have plenty of grass areas for playing football, tanning or just getting outside to read a book. Your choice of personal oasis comes in two bedroom apartments and two or three bedroom townhomes. They even paint, clean and inspect the apartment before you move in! Yorkshire Commons charges by the unit, and it comes out to a reasonable price. You can even bring along your cat without paying a monthly fee and utilities won’t empty your bank account. So what’s not to love? Yorkshire Commons has all the essentials of a home and even gives you a little bit extra to help you feel pampered. Living in Yorkshire Commons will make you want to stay in your personal oasis all day, everyday.

Stonecrest Apartments

Many apartment complexes are loud, have wild parties and have walls so thin you can hear your neighbor breathing late at night. Some people enjoy it, but what about the people out there who want a quiet place to escape?

Stone Crest apartments are a perfect alternative to most party centered complexes. You can tell that just by looking at it. From the outside, it’s impressive, three stories tall and looks nothing like the other complexes. It looks more like a place you’d live after you’ve gotten that little piece of paper we’re all chasing. The apartments are available in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom floorplans, and even have a patio off the back in case you feel like sitting outside while tending to your studies or even just relax. Or you can turn around and relax in front of a fireplace (which is only available in select units, but still, how cool would that be). Imagine on one of those chilly winter nights sitting in front of the fireplace with a good book or maybe some friends instead. Not exactly your average college apartment experience. And have you ever wanted to not have to stare at four white walls? It’s so boring and at Stone Crest you can pick from a number of designer accent wall colors to spruce up your apartment! Imagine being able to pick what color your walls are! It’s like you’re actually in a house! Stone Crest wants you to have an experience unlike any other, and it’s just sitting here waiting for you. Say goodbye to those old, loud, boring apartments and say hello to a new, classier experience at Stone Crest.

Professionally Managed By: Millennia Housing Management, Ltd.

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Tallgrass Apartments

Timber Creek Apartments

Some landlords don’t understand how busy and stressful the student lifestyle can be. This just adds to the headache and stress of college lifestyle. The last thing you need is a living environment that will only stress you out more. At Tallgrass, you won’t need to worry about that. The units are 2 person apartments and 4 person townhouses, and include a kitchen, dining room, and all the luxuries of home. High speed internet, expanded cable and much more. And no one wants to sit inside all day. If you’re feeling active, you can go out and play some volleyball on the sand courts, or basketball. They even have a 24 hour exercise room for those late night work outs (or shedding those last pounds before the big spring break get away). It’s also close to campus and Mission Rd, which means it’s practically the best location in town. With gas prices the way they are, you don’t want to be driving around everywhere. Just hop on your bike or walk with some friends, it’s that close! Tallgrass says they have “comfortable, affordable living”. With everything they have to offer, you might get spoiled and wonder why you considered anywhere else!

Don’t you love signing a lease and underneath the lessee’s responsibility section there’s four paragraphs of utilities costs and fees written in something reminiscent of Olde English that you’re responsible to pay on top of that “low, low monthly rate.” Don’t you? Isn’t that fun? Don’t you lie to me! It’s not fun, you know it’s not and that’s why you need to check out Timber Creek where a flat rate is truly flat. We’re talking cost effectiveness here, easy on the pocket book means ease of mind. Get a three bedroom year long lease for $750 per month...for you math majors out there, that’s $250 per person per month. If I’m not mistaken, you could make that donating plasma at Biolife. That price includes basically all the utlities you need: electic, gas, heat, AC, water, sewer, trash pickup and cable! All you have to do is cover internet costs. Oh and you can take Fido, your precious miniature poodle, with you to. You know that’s good news, how could you look at his cute little eyes and then ship him off to your parents for a year? Talk about inhumane! You won’t have to make that decision at Timber Creek, take him with you and your friends. Get smart, get a flat rate and save some cash by leesing at Timber Creek.

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Copper Beech

College apartments and dorm rooms can be cramped and make you feel like you’re living every day in a closet. Little bedrooms, shared bathrooms and little to no privacy. Wouldn’t you love to have an apartment that feels more like a home than a cramped apartment or dorm? Then Copper Beech is the place for you! Their layouts offer huge bedrooms, spacious living rooms and kitchens, and you can even have your own bathroom! Imagine not having to worry about cleaning up someone else’s mess, coordinating shower times or even leaving dirty laundry on the floor. The only person you’ll have to clean up after is yourself! Each bedroom also has lots of closet space to store whatever you need. You can even get your apartment furnished for a small fee a month. It doesn’t end there either. With a full size kitchen, provided microwave and full size washer and drier, you’ll no longer feel like a college student (or at least not like you’re living in some cheap college apartment). But don’t think Copper Beech is going to have you doing all work and no play, they even have a Club House where you hang out with other residents and have some fun during your down time. With bigger bedrooms and a feel that will have you saying goodbye to those not so fond memories of cramped living quarters, what is there to think about? Come and sprawl out in Copper Beech Townhomes.

• 1-5 Person Units Free Basic Expanded Cable & High-Speed Broadband Internet

• 9-Month Leasing • Digital Cable & Category 5 Wiring in Every Bedroom • Clean, Spacious • Close to Campus • Full Size Washers, Dryers, & Dishwashers In Select Units


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Featuring... • Covered Parking • In-home full-size washer and dryer • Business Center • Corporate Suites available • 24 Hr. Fitness Center

• Gas fireplaces and vaulted ceilings • 24-hour emergency maintenance • Intercom controlled entry • Pets welcome

(some conditions apply)

2880 South Isabella MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858

(989) 772-0039 • TTY: (800) 989-1833 • FAX: (989) 770-9079

Email: info@stonecrestapts.com Professionally Managed by

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CALL OR STOP BY TODAY! Ask about the Tallgrass Promise!


Best Sandwich of CSU goes to Pickle Barrel for 19th year. Page 4B.

Fall 2008

Local band Tickle Me Pink named favorite for students. Page 11B.

Trios Salon and Spa takes away two Best of CSU awards. Page 2B.


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Dear Readers, During a brainstorming session for The Chronicle’s several special issues to be published this school year, staff members suggested ideas including a guide for Chicago newbies (which was published Sept. 2), a supplement on dining out in the big city and an issue dedicated solely to great fashion, among others. But one idea we kept going back to was an issue focusing entirely on sex and the role it plays in the lives of college students and Chicagoans. So in this supplement, aptly called The Sex Issue, we wanted to provide you, our readers, with as much information as possible about the culture of sex in Chicago. We discussed our own ideas about sexuality and got input from our classmates and other students at Columbia. We roamed the city in search of the best sex shops. We talked to some of Chicago’s sexiest folks about their erotic experiences. We even examined the pros and cons of things like relationships,

abstinence and pornography. Also included are articles written for both your pleasure and your well being, with plenty of information about being safe in the bedroom and how to handle a situation of assault. The plight of college students in understanding and engaging in sex is something often considered taboo to talk about, but we at The Chronicle recognize the need for more open dialogue about the subject. And we hope this issue is able to satiate your needs. Let the heightened libidos commence.

Inside Chicago’s Playboy Mansion

Take pride in your stride

An interview with a Hugh Hefner biographer

Eve Fuller…………..............3

‘InCel’ processing Confessions of an involuntary virgin

Jessica Galliart…......….....4

Losing it

Local Chicagoans remember their first times

Kaitlyn McAvoy.....................5

The Chronicle’s ‘Sexiest Teachers’ Six dreamy Columbia profs

Kaylee King........................7

Privacy please!

A guide to getting it on while keeping the peace at home

Becca James….........……8

—The Chronicle Sex Issue Staff

The Chronicle’s ‘Best of Sex Shops’ Our list of top-notch stores that will make you blush

PGS. 12-13

Reliving that Sunday morning ‘walk of shame’

Megan Ferringer…….........9

The wild ‘Midwest’

The new “Midwest Teen Sex Show” takes sex education to the web

Joel Alonzo……...............10

Culture kinship

Damon Brown, author of “Porn and Pong”, chats about the co-evolution of the video game and pornographic industries

This bed of lies The Chronicle’s ‘Best of Sex Toys’

Early to Bed sex shop offers recommendations on the latest tools of the trade

Kaylee King……………....14

Taming of the screw

Sex shops bend over backwards for city zoning laws

Safe sex myths uncovered

Molly Lynch…...................18

College women at high risk for rape 75 percent of assaults committed by a victim’s aquaintance often involve alcohol.

Kelly Rix………………........19

A wheelchair called ‘love’ Why now is not the time

Jon DePaolis……11

Kaylee King………...............16

The Chronicle’s Best of Sex Shops

Zach and Miri make a funny Who said relationships were movie a bad thing? Kevin Smith’s comedy may make

Our list of top-notch stores that will make you blush

Liam Hemming…….........12

you chuckle, but doesn’t shed enough old tricks

David Orlikoff…………..........17

Joel Alonzo..……..............20

Why commitment doesn’t have to mean monotony

Kaylee King………............21


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efore the grotto, a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” party and “The Girls Next Door,” Chicago was the home of Hugh Hefner and the original Gold Coast Playboy mansion.  Almost 50 years later, The Chronicle caught up with Steve Watts, writer of the recently published book, Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner, to discuss the man who made clothing optional. The Chronicle: Why did Hugh Hefner start Playboy? Steve Watts: Hefner was a young man during the World War II era when there was a great deal of restrain on sexual behavior. Like many young men, Hefner wanted to pursue the “good life” and was swept away with modern America’s advance in consumer abundance. Hefner manifested his frustrations during the sexual revolution, and Playboy Magazine was the result.  What was it like inside the mansion? Hefner bought the mansion in 1959 just as he was beginning to get wealthy off of the magazine. The three-story mansion had 70 rooms, and Hefner stayed in a large suite. A swimming pool enclosed by glass walls was in the basement where you could watch girls swim. A lot of the Bunnies who worked at the Chicago Playboy Clubs would stay at the mansion, as well as many celebrities.  What celebrities stayed there? A lot of famous writers stayed there like Norman Mailer, sports stars like Will Chamberlin, big time movie stars, comedians, Frank Sinatra, anybody who was anyone stayed at the Chicago mansion. The mansion was

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the cutting edge of hip culture in the 1960s.  What kind of crazy encounters happened at the mansion? I won’t say their name because they are still alive, but Hefner said a famous entertainer staying at the mansion was really attracted to this one young woman. They were in the depths of the mansion having a very good time when Hefner approached them while giving a tour. The bucknaked couple was going at it when Hefner cordially walked up and patted him on the backside and said, “I hope you’re having a good time,” and then continued giving his tour. This stuff happened quite a bit.   How did Playboy influence

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ere at The Chronicle office, between interviewing, writing, and editing, one of our favorite past times is surfing UrbanDictionary.com for some of the juiciest slang words for sexual acts and positions. So, in an effort to include you in on the fun, we’ve compiled a list of words with definitions that are just too dirty to print. We think you ought to look them up.

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Chicago? During the 1960s sexual revolution, Playboy was the hip expression of the liberation in politics and culture that were happening. Hefner believed the fact that because Playboy started in Chicago and in the Midwest, it gave him more opportunities for success than if he competed in entertainment capitals like New York and Los Angeles. In Chicago, there was more freedom to develop Hefner’s product and his own point of view.  Why did the Playboy mansion leave Chicago for Los Angeles? In the early 1970s, Hefner began to go to L.A. quite a bit to film his show, “Playboy after Dark.” He met his girlfriend of the time, Barbie Benton, in L.A. and started to yearn for a place to live out there. Hefner bought an old 1920s mansion in the Holmby Hills, located right next to Beverly Hills, on 5 to 6 acres of land. By 1974, nobody was really staying at the Chicago mansion, and Hefner donated it to the Art Institute.  What is left of Playboy in Chicago? Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is the company headquarters and is run by Hefner’s daughter, Christie Hefner, in Chicago. Part of the magazine is also still made in Chicago, and Hefner supports his University of Chicago sports teams. Both corporate and magazine wise, Playboy is still very attached to Chicago. chronicle@colum.edu 

mood music A 4 play List by Kaylee King Assistant Editor

“The Lemon Song”

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II Besides the fact that almost any Led Zeppelin is sexy to knock knees to, this one should be reserved for the bedroom. It goes from fast to slow and at one point Robert Plant screams “Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg / The way you squeeze my lemon / I’m gonna fall right out of bed.” Um, yes please.

“Sit Down Stand Up”

Radiohead, Hail to the Thief There’s nothing like a song that can climax along with you. The song works its way from being slow and intimate to full blown exciting. By the time Thom Yorke starts singing about raindrops you’ll be singing your own howling tune.

“Happiness is a Warm Gun”

The Beatles, The White Album It’s just too easy to get dirty to this one. With its lagging rhythms and John Lennon’s wailing voice, it’s sexy and makes you want to do things you never thought you would. How could you say no to lyrics like “When I hold you in my arms / and I feel my finger on your trigger / I know nobody can do me no harm.”

“Father Was a Jockey”

John Lee Hooker, Mr. Lucky This is a playful, bluesy song. If you’re in the mood for foreplay or a fun and sultry striptease make sure to include this on your playlist. There’s nothing like some low-down-dirty blues to kick off your night of fun.


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‘InCel’ processing The plight of the 21-year-old virgin

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by Jessica Galliart

“Tea Bagging the Dead”

Otto Von Schirach, Maxipad Detention The fire is burning, candles are lit, wine glasses are full and both you and your special someone are so full of sexual rage that Nine Inch Nails simply will not do—Von Schirach will definitely take your angry sex to the next level.

Every track by Girl Talk

Girl Talk, Feed the Animals For those who have a hard time keeping the sex party going, listening to Girl Talk is like having a whole cheerleading squad in the room with you.

“Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun”

M83, Before The Dawn Heals Us During the night when it feels like you’re no longer two bodies making love, but two spirits—thrusting and pumping until the end of eternity—M83 has your back and will help you relax deeper while keeping the juices flowing.

“Push It”

Salt-N-Pepa, Hot, Cool & Vicious Unknown to many people, inside the beat of “Push It” is a secret tone that resonates inside the brains of women to take blood flow headed toward the legs and redirect it all into the clitoris. There is no better aphrodisiac.

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few years ago, I went on a trip with some co-workers for a conference. It was raining outside, and we had nothing better to do than sit around our hotel room and talk about sex. Typical. I immediately knew it was trouble. Everyone in the circle described their first sexual experience, and I could feel my heart quicken and my forehead start to sweat. “I’m done for,” I thought. Sure enough, one of my co-workers turned and asked, “Jess, when did you first do it?” Everyone was staring at me, and I felt like a deer in the headlights. I finally slurred: “I…haven’t…yet.” The co-worker’s face melted in a disgusted sort of way. “Oh,” she said, and quickly turned her attention back to everyone else. And like that, my secret was out. I was 19 then, and not much has changed. Yes, I’m 21 years old, and I have yet to have sex. I also have never had a boyfriend, been on a date, kissed more than a few people or experienced the magic that is requited love. Most of it is a complete mystery to me. But unlike most girls my age who have remained abstinent, my celibacy has nothing to do with religion. Waiting until marriage is not right for me, personally, and I’m not sure it’s the best decision for most, either. It’s like everyone wants to ask, “So what’s wrong with you?” It wasn’t before long that I began to wonder the same thing and started searching for some answers. Recently, I came across a new term I hadn’t heard of. Though there is no clear definition of the term, an “involuntary virgin” or “involuntarily celibate” person is usually considered as someone in their twenties or older who hasn’t been or isn’t in a sexual or romantic relationship, despite his or her desire to experience one. There are many “reasons” for this, including missing that common period in high school or college when many

people begin dating and experiencing sexuality. It might have to do with being very self-conscious or being “love shy,” a term often used for older men who are very shy around people they are attracted to. I couldn’t believe it. I belonged to a “club” of sorts that I didn’t even know existed. I found many online support groups for people who place themselves in the “incel” category, they call it, and realized I’m not quite as alone as I had thought. The more research I did on the subject, and also with the help of my human sexuality course this semester, I began to realize how I got to this point and what I really want to do about it now that I’m here.

“Nobody should ever have to lower their standards just to fit a certain mold and break the curse that is their virginity” I never experienced any type of intimacy or requited attraction from boys in high school, as I’ve always had very poor self-esteem and was a little terrified they were secretly picking on me. Most of the time I was just too shy to utter a word to them, too. I’ve always been tomboyish, but I had many very close girlfriends. So lots of kids deduced that since I never dated anyone and hung out with girls, I was obviously a lesbian—something that a lot of people still think to this day. This is common among incels— people think that since you haven’t done the deed yet, you must be gay or still in the closet. I can assure you this isn’t true for us incels—I really do love dudes. I’ve only recently become open about talking about my sexuality,

since taking the human sexuality seminar at Columbia. But even there I feel like I can’t let my little secret slip. Every time I’m found out, it only leads to severe awkwardness. For some reason, people feel like they can’t talk about sex around me or they try to assure me that “it will happen for you one day when you meet that special guy.” Guys I’m attracted to run away screaming when they find out. Guys are always seeking that virginal 18-year-old girl for a variety of reasons, but as soon as a woman passes the age of 20 or 21, it feels like that commodity turns into a curse. If nobody has slept with you by that age, then there’s obviously something wrong with you. Nobody will touch you, out of either fear that the girl will get desperately attached when it happens or because the guy simply doesn’t want to wait a long time for some action. As someone who is “involuntarily celibate,” I’ve heard it all. People are convinced there’s something mentally wrong with me or that I’m just being too picky and should just go for it with someone who’s willing to give it to me. But the fact is, there’s nothing wrong with me. I’m just like everyone else, but, sadly enough, my nightly escapades don’t involve the touch of another. I think about sex just as much as the next person. The only difference is that I never get what I want. Nobody should ever have to lower their standards just to fit a certain mold and break the curse that is their virginity. It should be something that happens at a time that’s right for them, and I suppose it just hasn’t been right for me yet. I won’t be waiting until marriage—I never intend to get married, thanks—but since I’ve held out for 21 years, I figure I can hold off long enough to wait until the timing is right. jgalliart@chroniclemail.com


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Losing it: local Chicagoans describe how they gave up their by Kaitlyn McAvoy Staff Writer

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Eric Lindberg, member of “The Hot Karl” improv group at Comedy Sportz Theater and Columbia ’98 Graduate

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“Teen Heat”

Blood Brothers, Crimes I haven’t done the deed yet, but when I do, this song will play at some point. Lyrics include: “It sounds like a lot like: Eee, Aaa, Ahh, Ooh, Ahh …”

“Let’s Make Out”

was 18. She lived with her mother who was going to be back at 5 [p.m.]; it was 2 [p.m.]. I had to go get condoms back at my house. So I got in my car, and I remember thinking, “This is the last time I’m going to open this car door a virgin; this is the last time I’m going to drive this road a virgin.” We ended up doing it on her floor while her cat swiped at my bare ass. I don’t believe that I was even able to finish the act due to sheer fear that someone was going to walk in, even though it was two hours before her mother would come home.

Michelle L’amour, Chicago

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tried to hold onto my virginity as long as I could. I finally gave it up at 19. I had been dating someone for about six months, and I decided it was time. Things did not go well.  He couldn’t keep his erection, and it was just really uncomfortable. Afterward, he said that he didn’t want to see me anymore because he didn’t feel like a man. So, I was lost, angry and confused. I couldn’t believe this actually happened. Anyway, of course we tried it again, and all things worked properly. But the first time was a bit traumatic.

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was 18, and I had just graduated from high school. It was with my boyfriend, whom I had dated on and off for years. We went to the drug store together to buy condoms that he hid in his boots so his parents wouldn’t ask what was in the bag [when we got home]. We did it in his room in the basement while his parents were upstairs. After about two seconds of him trying to perform intercourse, I was like “OK, get out of there. This is not working for me.” We did that about four times before I was finally able to relax enough to have it be something that wasn’t horrible.

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“Sex 9-1-1,” and former “The Sex Playbook” sex columnist for RedEye

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was 16. She was just a friend. We always joked about having sex and messing around, but we never did. We were out drinking one night, and we were driving around. Way back when, there was an area out on the far end of Naperville, Ill., and they called it the “back roads” where everyone could go party. She had this nasty brown pickup truck, and we did it in the back of the truck. We were sitting there drinking, and we started messing around and making out; it was the first time we had ever kissed or anything, and we ended up doing it.

Does it Offend You, Yeah? You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into When I hear this song, I always picture someone crawling across a long dining table full of food and violently making out with someone, which then leads to aggressive sex. Yikes.

“Love You Madly”

Cake, Comfort Eagle This one’s a given. It’s sweet, soothing and playful. How could lyrics like “I don’t want to fake it/I just want to make it” or “I don’t want to think about it/I don’t want to talk about it/When I kiss your lips I want to sink down to the bottom of the sea” not make you hot for your partner?

“Your Hand in Mine” Explosions in the Sky, The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place Yes, this is one sappy song. But there are some incredible dramatics and climaxes in it that could make for some really sensual, sappy sex. Calm down for a night and try this out. Plus, it’s a sevenminute song, meaning more time to enjoy the music and do your thing.


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THE CHRONICLE’S

SEXIEST TEACHERS

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ost students know what we’re talking about—when the semester begins and you head to that first class only to find that your teacher is a total dreamboat. You even make it a point to show up to every single class in hopes of scoring the most face time you can, or stressing over what to wear to your one-on-one conference. The Chronicle feels your pain, or excitement—depending on how you look at it—and we set off to give credit to those teachers who are getting a little attention in the sexy department. After hours searching for chili peppers on RateMyProfessor.com, taking suggestions from students and strolling Columbia’s hallways, we’ve found some of who we think are easy on the eyes. So take a look. It’s OK, we won’t tell. Maybe one of your professors is featured!

How did you feel when you were nominated?

“Honey Bee”

Lucinda Williams, Little Honey If the fast “buzzing” of this electricguitar-infused rock ballad isn’t enough to get you excited about spreading some of your own pollen, I don’t know what would. It’s not so much give-it-to-me, as it’s a little more I’ve got the one, and like when you sting me, repeatedly.

“Night in My Veins”

Lisa Schlesinger

Fiction Writing “I think ‘sexiness’ is desire for life. More life! In my art form, playwriting, and my life that means have courage, take action and instigate change. And I am blessed to live in a time and place where I can participate in that. “

Andre Foisy

Research Evaluation and Planning “It’s always been a dream of mine. I’m glad that something is coming across in my teaching.”

Stephanie Shonekan

Humanities, History and Social Sciences “I’m honored and exited that Columbia students don’t think of attractiveness in one stereotypical way, that they’re open to different types of beauty.”

The Pretenders, Last of the Independents Chrissie Hynde turns me on, and she’s a woman. But when she sings about doing the dirty deed on the back of a pick-up truck, I’m wound like a ticking time bomb.

“Hot White Cum”

Liz Phair, Liz Phair If you’ve learned anything in life it should be when you want something—ask for it. Or, in this case, play a song that demands it. There’s nothing like a little song to cheer you on until the erupting finish. Everyone needs a little encouragement: “So hot, so sweet, so whet my appetite.”

“Sex and Candy”

Marcy’s Playground, Marcy Playground It sounds delicious.

Zack Furness

Cultural Studies “I’m flattered.”

Emily Easton

Humanities, History and Social Sciences “Awestruck comes to mind. I have brains too.”

Nissan Wasfie

Arts, Entertainment and Media Management “Being nominated means finally being recognized for what really matters.”


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which we bang every time we’ve ‘banged,’ said Jesse Walk, 18-yearold arts, entertainment and media management major at Columbia. “One morning after my roommate and his girlfriend had spent the night, I woke up and my roommate hit the gong. It was a little awkward [to discover they had sex while I was in the room], but I’m a heavy sleeper.” Relocate: Instead of insisting on being a traditional “bedroom couple,” why not relocate to a more private area off the living space? Perhaps you’re ready to get steamy in the shower, which can be both sanitary and private. “My roommate and his girlfriend tend to use the shower so we can’t hear them,” said Zack Harvey, 19-year-old undecided major at Columbia. “They [had sex] four times [the other day], and I had no idea [until my roommate informed me]. That is courtesy.” Signal: If you still have your heart set on gaining exclusive access of your

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ollege can be a time for you to find your special someone. It can also be a time for numerous one-night stands and experimentation. In any case, when you are ready to take your newfound relationship to a more intimate level, please consider your roommates’ feelings. Though it would be best if you waited to partake in sexual acts until after your roommates have vacated the area, if you cannot suppress your carnal cravings until later, here are a few tips to avoid awkwardness among you and the roomies, whether it be in on-campus housing or off. Stay put: Although this may seem to be the most uncomfortable option, it is not unheard of. If you wish to stay in your shared bedroom and your roommate is comfortable with the idea, let the love-making commence. “In our apartment we have a gong,

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shared bedroom, use a signal to indicate your desire. Try an old standby like hanging a sock on the doorknob, but be sure your roommate is privy to the sock’s meaning. You wouldn’t want any unexpected guests ruining a sensual moment between you and your partner. “Sexile”: For a more direct approach, simply let your roommates know that they will be exiled from the room when you bring a friend back for a “visit.” Allow an air of openness to exist between you and your roommates. Being frank about situations will often work better for everyone involved. “It is better to be open with your roommates either before or after the fact,” Harvey said. “We’re all adults now. If you’re not ready to talk about sex, you shouldn’t be having [sex].”

Courtesy iStockphoto.com It can be difficult enough to get in thre right mood for getting busy, and it can be much more difficult when roommates are in the mix.

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s the early morning sun makes its way through your bedroom window, consciousness is slowly regained and a brain-splitting headache serves as an indication of your embarrassing, drunken stupor the night before. Suddenly a hairy, naked bicep is thrown over your torso, trapping you under its meaty weight and completely jolting you awake, forcing an unfortunate awareness of what actually happened last night. At this moment, you begin to realize a few things, A) you’re completely naked, B) there’s a man next to you, also naked, snoring and totally unrecognizable and C) this is not, in fact, your bedroom. Trying to regain your composure without waking the nude and gorilla who is awkwardly hogging the crammed twin-sized bed, you slowly slip out from under his arm. He grunts, lazily opening his eyes to see you standing naked, searching the dirty floor for your clothing. Luckily, this man, who still

remains unidentifiable, is too hung over to make any sense of the situation and promptly passes out. You hastily throw on your underwear—which was found strewn across a desk lamp—and put on last night’s clothes that still reek of cigarettes and stale beer. Quietly leaving the bedroom, you make a sprint for the front door—wherever that is—and find yourself wondering where the hell you are, and how you strayed so far from civilization. At this point, you realize you’re standing on the sidewalk of some unfamiliar neighborhood, wearing a short skirt, knee-high boots and a lowcut black top at 8 a.m. on a Sunday. You pull back your frazzled and unkempt sex hair in a sloppy ponytail and attempt to wipe away the smudged eyeliner. You then head in a randomly chosen direction, hoping that it will lead you to the nearest el stop and bring you to a safe haven where you can pass out in the comfort of your own solitude. The walk of shame then commences. The Sunday morning churchgoing crowd gets to witness this so falsely dubbed “degrading event.” And as

these passers-by see Saturday night’s makeup still smudged and streaked on your face, they shield their children’s eyes from the train wreck that you are, knowing that you had sex last night with someone you don’t know and will probably never see again. But really, why the shame? These judgmental glares are probably coming from tightwads who haven’t seen an erection in six months. So more accordingly, call this stroll from anonymous man’s house back to your apartment the stride of pride. Because hey, you got laid last night! And unless this guy was tragically ugly or just abysmally bad in bed (but you probably wouldn’t remember that), you’ve just had one hell of a night. Just don’t make a habit out of it. And if you do, at least throw some eye makeup remover in your purse before heading out at night. mferringer@chroniclemail.com

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THE WILD ‘MIDWEST’ SEX PODCAST EDUCATES, ENTERTAINS TEENS by Joel Alonzo

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ikol Hasler stares into the camera and pauses before going forward. “In reference to anal sex,” she says in robotic impassiveness, “Make sure you go poop first.” Hasler breathes in and stares into the lens. “And if the thought of pooping grosses you out, maybe you’re not ready for anal sex.” It’s this kind of “pull-no-punches” dialogue that has people of all ages flocking to watch the next installment of “The Midwest Teen Sex Show,” an Internet podcast hosted by Hasler, 29, and featuring a comedic cast of actors. Each month the show focuses on certain sexual topics, which in the past have ranged from fetishes to orgasms to older boyfriends. When it comes to cast members, the list reads much like the punch lines—short and sweet. Britney Barber, co-star and resident comedian for the show, got the job after she replied to a “help wanted” ad posted on Craigslist.

“The other educational/comedic podcasts always have the hot girl factor,” Hasler said. “So Britney was our hot girl who just happened to be brilliantly funny.” The show is directed by Guy Clarke, a high school friend of Hasler’s, who created the concept of the show, and makes an occasional cameo as “Todd.” “[Guy Clarke] wanted to get a foot up on his producing and directing skills—so he came out to see me because he knew the experiences that I had been through, and he thought it was something I could easily talk about,” Hasler said. The show is usually kept between four and seven minutes, but fans are kept entertained by a mixture of low-brow sex humor and education dreamed up by Hasler and company. “I have all of these weird sex jokes floating around in my head all of the time,” Hasler said. “My whole life has been a running double entendre.” The show attempts to answer many of the questions puzzling teenagers today.

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Nikol Hasler hosts the internet video podcast “Midwest Teen Sex Show”. Hasler and a Chicago crew of actors openly discuss taboo sex education topics like anal sex, masturbation, and fetishes.

“We spend the month before each episode finding out what kids want to know about,” Hasler said. “We go to teen-based [websites] and see what they’re interested in.” The show does have its fair share of critics. “If nobody was objecting to what I was doing, it would raise questions with me if the message was strong enough,” Hasler said “There is always that one joke that someone asks to be taken out. We never take the [joke] out.” From response videos posted on Youtube to angry e-mails from other websites and on-air media personalities, the show does not get aired conflict-free. “Bill O’Reilly called me a loon on his show. It was a highlight—a really awesome moment in my life,” Hasler said. Hasler, a mother of three, recently moved to New York City from Wisconsin and has to travel back to the ensemble’s new studio in Chicago, Resolution Digital Studio, to complete each new episode.

Hasler keeps the same openness with her children as she does with the audience of her show. “My kids aren’t even teenagers yet, and they already know that sex exists,” Hasler said. “They already know some basic facts about sex and sexuality.” Hasler believes in what she calls the “Don’t lie to kids” slogan. “If you lie to them about one thing they’ll end up thinking you’re lying to them about everything,” Hasler said. Due to all of the e-mails from younger people, Hasler has taken on a different opinion than most of mainstream media when it comes to teen sex. “The media tends to think that being a teenager today consists of orgy after orgy,” Hasler said. “But [teenagers] today have a lot to do— they’re always busy.” To catch episodes of the podcast, visit MidwestTeenSexShow.com. jalonzo@chroniclemail.com


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ideo gaming is officially sexy. The games, not gamers. After all, it was the bombshell Lara Croft, from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider that really reconnected adults to the gaming world, said Damon Brown, a writer for Playboy Magazine. Brown’s new book Porn and Pong tracks the rise of pornography and video games in society. Through five years of research and his own personal stories, Brown studies how these billiondollar industries evolved side-by-side, reflecting and influencing our sexual culture over the past 30 years. At a recent signing at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave., The Chronicle sat down with Brown to get the lowdown on these, if at times, incestuous siblings. The Chronicle: How has the rise of pornography affected our sexual culture? Damon Brown: For general society, porn plays the part of a social mirror. It was a big deal because for the first time we could observe ourselves [having] sex. We could film things and watch other people having sex. It became social observation. After Deepthroat, blow jobs weren’t as taboo as opposed to the early ’60s.

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Damon Brown, author of Porn and Pong.

You see this shift in cultural standard where it is OK to go down on a man or a woman. The VCR allowed us to observe sex acts in our living room. It allowed us to choose our proclivity. The more porn becomes mainstream, the more we can use it as a safe way of sexual observation. If you have questions about your sexuality, porn becomes a social experiment. What inspired you to start writing about the parallels between porn and video games? I’ve always been interested in three things: music, sexuality and technology. My parents have always said I was born with a pen in one hand and a joystick in the other. The book itself started back in 2001. I actually did my first major feature article for Playboy. com. It was on the first video game to feature a lesbian couple. It got some really good hits, and it was really the start of something. What are some of their similarities? The same summer that Deepthroat came out, which really ushered in the modern porn era, that was the summer that Pong was created in California, which ushered in Atari and our modern game industries. They have grown up together. You have the beginning of the modern peep show booth at the porn shop, and you have the little self-contained thing that was invented at the same time as the modern arcade machine. With both, you see this shame attributed to them. In one case, people feel as though they are being immature, or gross, or perverted if they end up participating in it. The other one, they might feel that they are being immature or that it’s for kids, or that they shouldn’t touch it if they are over the age of 35. Where do you think that video game taboo comes from? From a marketing standpoint, the simple answer is Nintendo. What you saw in the mid-’80s, Atari had failed with their video game system [the 2600]. After that, Nintendo had come out with their game system in Japan, and it was really doing well over there. Their whole goal was to market the Nintendo game system as a toy. And so Nintendo became so successful that there was this continu-

ous tie to kids and video games. What role do video games play in our society these days? There are two things we don’t have control over: our sex drive and our death. You always see the two combined—sex and violence. You see it in video games. They are always combined. It’s one of the few things we can’t control, so we try to control the medium that expresses it. Should there be any concern about the type of sexuality we see in video games? Not more than any other medium. The best way to compare it is the Internet over the last decade. There seemed to be a big increase in fetishes. One of those was plushies [people attracted to stuffed animals]. It’s a whole new thing to us, but they have been around for a while. But there seemed to be a big increase with the Internet. It seemed that if you had a particular fetish or leaning, you could find more people with that same leaning online. So what is happening is that it is becoming a mirror of our own sexual ideas. As video games become more interactive, we will see more of our own ideas of sexual nature. chronicle@colum.edu

Porn and Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, and Other Sexy Games Changed our Culture •Damon Brown •Feral House, October 2008 •$15

That dream you have about eloping to Aruba with your favorite video game character is a little creepy. Not that we blame you, those heroes and heroines are as fierce and foxy as ever. So what if they’re fictional? If all you’re looking for are a few cheap dates to help you save the world without leaving your couch, they might as well be easy on the eyes.

Ms. Pac-Man Ms. Pac-Man There’s nothing like a lady who plays hard to get. But watch out; the minute you think you got her cornered she’ll make you blue and eat you alive. Still, you can’t resist those long lashes, those stiletto boots and, oh, that bow!

Link The Legend of Zelda What’s classier than a hero in green tights? Forget about his outstanding boomerang chops; it’s the intensity he gets when he stands posed—Master Sword in his left-hand, a magical shield in his right, his pointed hat blowing in the wind—that titled him Out Magazine’s “Hottest Video Game Character.” Well, that and his “kickass grooming skills.”

Lara Croft Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Think female Indiana Jones, but hotter, and with giant guns. Add the British accent, the tight khaki shorts and an old fashion treasure hunt, and it’s no wonder this hard-ass archeologist tops GameFly’s 2008 “Hottest Chicks Ever” list.

Dr. Gordon Freeman Half-Life

Kitana Mortal Kombat 2

Those Buddy Holly glasses and the green eyes behind them might be enough to make anyone swoon—not to mention the wellfitted, radiation-resistant Hazardous EnVironment body suit. Cherry on top: He’s got a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from MIT. A dream come true? Thought so.

For a 10,000-year-old princess of Edenia, this veiled femme fatal is spicier than a flaming bowl of Vindaloo. At first it may seem like she’s flirting when she throws her fan your way, but that Kiss of Death will immediately make you vomit blood and explode into a million pieces. What could be kinkier than that?

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BEST OF SEX SHOPS by Liam Hemming Contributing Writer

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hicago’s wide variety of sex stores ensures that every type of fetish, fling and fantasy is satisfied with no more effort than it takes to buy a pack of gum at a convenience store. No matter what you’re into, the city’s local sex market is sure to carry just what you’re looking for— even a few things you didn’t know existed. We’ve picked four of Chicago’s top stores offering products and services with a unique twist.

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The Pleasure Chest 3436 N. Lincoln Ave. Price Range: $$$ ThePleasureChest.com

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ho knew there were so many different types of lubricant? Be it 100 percent silicone, oil-based, flavored and organic, The Pleasure Chest definitely leads the Chicago market in everything slick and slippery. They even have a special lubricant for women trying to conceive. “We take great pride in our lube,” said Matt Hannigan, manager of The Pleasure Chest. “Different types do different things. And because they are being used on such a sensitive area, you don’t want something with a lot of strange chemicals in it. It’s really important to know exactly what it is you’re using.” While the lube alone could keep one occupied for hours, The Pleasure Chest also offers shelves upon shelves of sex toys that span about 20 feet across the back wall and workshops where discussions are held over cake and coffee. And if you’re feeling really extravagant, the shop sells an item called “the monkey rocker” (the name pretty much says it all) that will set you back about $800.

Best for your budget Egor’s Dungeon 900 W. Belmont Ave. Price Range: $

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his quaint little sex shop has been in business since 1996, and its guarantee to meet and beat any competitor’s price makes Egor’s Dungeon the best spot for affordable adult goodies. “We’re kind of the 7-Eleven of smoking and adult paraphernalia,” said Tony Randees, store manager for 11 years. “We’re a small store, so we try and carry a little bit of everything.” Despite their size, Egor’s boasts a large collection of adult movies, toys and tobacco pipes. And anything they don’t have they can special order. So if you want to indulge but your wallet looks empty, Egor’s Dungeon is definitely the place.


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Tulip 3448 N. Halsted St. 1480 W. Berwyn Ave. Price Range: $$ MyTulip.com

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Batteries Not Included 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3420 N. Halsted St. Price Range: $$ BachelorettePartyStore.com

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side from their wide array of body paint, whips, cyber skin and sex toys, Batteries Not Included is really boning up for all your costume needs. Whether you want to be a sexy nurse, a scandalous magician or a super-creepy superhero, the Wicker Park store has got you covered. You might want to get here soon, though. Paul Muller, an employee at the store, said big businesses like Walgreens are threatening smaller sex stores by offering their own versions of lubricants. “So buy locally,” Muller said. “This is where all of the information is. We know things and can offer the kinds of advice that big businesses simply can’t.”

hough it’s located in Boystown, Tulip takes extra steps to make sure it’s not just the boys who are welcome. “Traditionally, sex stores have not been a place where women are welcome,” said Elizabeth Atwater, a Tulip employee. “We want women to feel comfortable here, which is why we offer a variety of items.” Among these are Tulip’s 100 percent silicone dildos. “If they’re not silicone or hard plastic, the material is porous and can never be properly cleaned,” Atwater said. Tulip’s toys contain no carcinogens or phthalates, which, according to The Coalition Against Toxic Toys, can affect women’s estrogen levels. But if whips, masks, gags and paddles are more your cup of tea, Tulip has a high-quality BDSM collection as well. Be sure to check out the monthlyrotated photographs and paintings on display, as Tulip also doubles as an art gallery.

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ortunately, if the idea of midsex butt plug action doesn’t tantalize your nerve endings, many sex shops throughout Chicago offer a less intimidating take to spicing up a lackluster sex life by providing tips and tricks to inducing scream-worthy orgasms that will leave anyone begging for more. Here’s the rundown on the best sex workshops that will give you the biggest bang for your buck.

Erotic Writing 201

Tuesday, Dec. 2 @ 7:30 p.m., Early to Bed, 5232 N. Sheridan Road, $15 Renowned erotica writer Mary Anne Mohanraj (“Aqua Erotica” and “Wet”) will provide her own expertise on how to create some all-in-one steamy-meets-smuttymeets-dramatic fiction. Mohanraj will share some of her own wisdom on how to weave words like “vagina” and “orgasm” together in perfect syntax without laughing.

by Megan Ferringer Assistant A&C Editor

All About Anal

Friday, Dec. 5 @ 8-10 p.m., The Pleasure Chest, 3435 N. Lincoln Ave., $30 Ready to take that next step in your relationship (i.e. back-door fun)? This workshop will demystify the horror stories of anal play and save you from a trip to the ER for stitches to boot! Learn the tips for preparation, safety, finding the back-end G-spot and the best positions. The Pleasure Chest’s workshop will make anyone want to bend-over without hesitation and become less tight assed (literally and figuratively) about trying anal sex.

Tickling Your Fancy

Tuesday, Dec. 9 @ 7:30 p.m., Early to Bed, $15 Requirements: No penises, please. Women only. Pamper yourself with a bit of selfindulgence that’s never been better. Enough about the male anatomy and what gives him the ultimate kneequivering pleasure—find out how to make the most of your Friday night home alone. This workshop explores the conundrum that is the female body by delving into the nature of masturbation with techniques and tips. Vibrators, dildos, cucumbers, oh my!

Below the Belt

Tuesday, Dec. 16 @ 7:30 p.m., Early to Bed, $20/$15 for students The finest art of them all—learning how to give a killer blow job without gagging and getting a sore jaw! The class offers a brief mapping of the male anatomy, pointing out all the best pleasure points along the way. From there, learn the techniques to get him squirming in his seat with tips and tricks on deepthroating, putting a condom on with no hands and even how to get in on the much-forgotten testicle action. Penises not provided; BYOC (bring your own cucumber).

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THE CHRONICLE’S

BEST OF SEX TOYS

MASTURBATION SLEEVES

ANAL LUBE

Sidekick, $14 Chock-full of tiny stimulation nubs, this nondescript sleeve can make solo time much more rewarding! Cheap, fun and easy to clean, how can you beat that? Loses a point for not being the longest-lasting toy. 

Maximus, $6-$16 Thick and gentle, this water-based lube will stay where you put it and not get sticky as it dries out. The large size comes in a pump bottle for super-easy dispensing! Loses a point for the slightly bitter taste. Otherwise, a top-notch lube. Also available at The Pleasure Chest, BoutiqueG.com and Tulip Toy Gallery

by Kaylee King

Slippery Stuff, $3-$20 Has almost no taste, this gel lube is cheap and gentle. You can use a lot of it, which you’ll want to do with anal, without worrying about your wallet.

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ex toys can really shake things up when your sex life starts to dull. So, the folks at Early to Bed (5232 N. Sheridan Road) taught us a thing or two about some of their best vibrators, cock rings, butt plugs and massage oils. Here are a few recommendations for your next visit to the sex shop.

Fleshlight, $60 The cream of the crop, this toy offers a silky, realistic inner texture and choice of styles (butt, mouth or vulva). This is an awesome toy for guys who want a more fleshy fantasy experience.  Also available at The Pleasure Chest and Tulip Toy Gallery

COCK RINGS

Magic Cock Ring Kit. $16 As Early to Bed’s best selling cock ring, the kit comes with a vibrator that can be used to stimulate your partner or, turned upside-down, yourself! Easy on and off! For those looking for a variable speed vibrator, this is not your toy.   Elastomer Cockring, $8 Made of body-safe elastomer, this cock ring is easy to use and provides maximum erection enhancement. Worn on the base of the penis, behind the testicles.  Also available at Tulip Toy Gallery

PLUGS Buddy, $17 A great starter plug, this 100 percent silicone toy is sized for beginners, but can be fun for those who have a little experience under their belt as well! Great price, excellent material and a really awesome size for beginner and intermediate users. Available at Early to Bed, The Pleasure Chest and Tulip Toy Gallery  

Njoy Plugs, $60-$85 These stainless steel plugs are a luxury. They are easy to keep clean and will last a lifetime. You can manipulate the temperature and enjoy the delicious weight of these toys.  Available at Early to Bed, The Pleasure Chest and BoutiqueG.com


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GAMES & MASSAGES Wicked Massage Candles, $15 So awesome! Burn this candle for a while and it turns into warm massage oil. Some flavors are even edible. The best cure for the coldweather blues.  

h for her VIBRATORS Silver Bullet Vibe, $9 Not one toy is perfect for everyone, but this one comes darn close. And, if you hate it, at least you’ve spent less than a movie ticket! Also available at Tulip Toy Gallery

DILDOS VixSkin Dildos, $95-$100 Made by a small woman-ownedand-operated company, these superior quality 100 percent silicone dildos are incredibly realistic and won’t hurt your body with chemicals. As far as realistic dildos go, there is nothing better. No lie. Also available at The Pleasure Chest and Tulip Toy Gallery Ellen, $40 For those looking for a completely different kind of dildo, this 100 percent silicone toy looks nothing like a penis, but has two usable ends and a delightful angle for G-spot action. Also available at The Pleasure Chest

Rabbit Habit Vibe, $78 For the more advanced users, this dual-action vibe provides awesome clitoral stimulation while also giving the user plenty of action inside at the same time.  Also available at The Pleasure Chest, BoutiqueG.com and Tulip Toy Gallery

Dirty Dice, $5 Kind of silly, but these dice are a great way to get the action going! One tells you what to do, the other tells you where to do it! Combine with a game of cards and you have a night of pleasure without having to give it much thought—a cool way to mix up your sex routine. Also available at BachelorettePartyStore.com

CONDOMS

Pleasure Plus, $5 (5 pack) Much-loved by Early to Bed’s customers, these condoms have an extra wide pouch at the top that creates friction so the guy feels more sensation. They have never had a negative comment about these condoms, maybe that explains the price. Also available at The Pleasure Chest and Tulip Toy Gallery Kimono Microthin, $4 (5 pack) These extra-thin condoms are super-strong but feel like you are wearing just a little less ... Also available at Pleasure Chest and Tulip Toy Gallery


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TAMING OF THE SCREW SEX STORES BEND OVER BACKWARDS FOR CITY ZONING LAWS

by Kaylee King Assistant Editor

On an early spring day, one Boystown mother took her child for a typical morning walk. Before long, she was faced with a question that, for some parents, may be incredibly tough to answer. “What does masturbate mean?” her child asked. This incident was one sex shop owner’s reality. Keely*, proprietor of Tulip Toy Gallery, 3448 N. Halsted St., struck up controversy when a chalkboard with the word “masturbate” was displayed in one window and

an oil painting of a full-frontal naked man appeared in the other as part of the store’s visual display. Resident Tracy Bonthala believed the word was inappropriate for children walking past the shop, according to a Chicago Tribune article from March 26, 2006. Ultimately, the oil painting came down and eventually the “masturbate” sign disappeared, as well. But Keely said pressure from her landlord outweighed Bonthala’s complaints. Besides the window display issue, Keely has fallen victim to no other battles concerning content. “We are a high-end sex shop,” she said. “At first, people in the neighborhood were concerned about the type of clientele we would bring to the shop, but soon after we opened, those concerns went away.” The city of Chicago specifically lists, in the “Adult Uses” portions of the city Zoning Ordinance, what company owners can and cannot do when running a business that features adultoriented merchandise. “The Zoning Board of Appeals holds the hearings and these special uses are ruled by the Board,” said Keerthi Ravoori, a

spokesperson for the city of Chicago’s Zoning Department. The ordinances have some rules that most would expect. For example, the Zoning Board of Appeals standardized that “adult use” establishments must comply with rules that won’t increase the crime, cause substantial injury to the value of other property, will not affect traffic flow or parking and will not affect the character of the neighborhood because of the hours of operation. According to the ordinance,  “Adult bookstore” means an establishment having as a substantial or significant portion of its sales or stock in trade, books, magazines, films for sale or viewing on premises by use of motion picture devices or any other coinoperated means. This also includes periodicals that are distinguished or characterized by their emphasis on matter depicting “specified sexual activities,” or “specified anatomical areas.” The ordinance goes on to further explain the quoted terms and what they mean to the Zoning Board of Appeals. “Specified sexual activities” means things like: •Human genitals in a state of sexual

stimulation or arousal; •Acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse or sodomy; •Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttock or female breast. Sounds confusing, right? That’s because it is. And sex shop owners must comply with all these rules in order to keep their business running. Owners who don’t are subject to fines that range from $50-$500, according to the ordinance. But Keely does give credit to Chicago’s zoning restrictions. “Overall we have been very happy with the city’s zoning laws,” she said. “They are actually very,very liberal.” Keely is planning to open a shop in Miami Beach, Fla., and has said the restrictions, like zoning laws, in the city with topless beaches and streets lined with nightclubs have been much more difficult to work with. kking@chroniclemail.com *Store employees requested their last names not be used for privacy purposes.


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irector Kevin Smith had a good run in the ‘90s. From Clerks to Dogma, he made four feature films in five years. He never broke through to big box office sales, but established himself alongside his “View Askewniverse,” the world in which his recurring characters are periodically filmed. Even in movies not set in this universe, Smith’s work is linked by a common theme—or mode—of mixing raunchiness with sentimentality. For a long time, it was thought that this mode was unmarketable to an audience beyond what Smith had already garnered. In mid-2005, Judd Apatow came on the scene with The 40 Year Old Virgin, which propelled that same mode into great commercial success. Zack and Miri Make a Porno marks Smith’s second delineation from his Askewniverse and his first response to Apatow and his new accepting audience. Zack and Miri are best friends from grade school turned platonic roommates. Zack works at a non-copyright-infringing Starbucks while Miri works at the mall. Whatever they are making, it is not enough, and as the bills keep piling up they sink into comic despair. The first act culminates in a high school reunion, which Miri wants to attend

to see and seduce her high school crush, Bobby Long, played by Brandon Routh from Superman Returns. In a humorous twist, Bobby is in a gay relationship with Brandon, played by Justin Long of Mac commercial fame. Though Miri fails, the reunion does succeed in the classic function of highlighting Zack and Miri’s plight as they measure their own failures against classmates’ success. Zack and Miri realize they have hit rock bottom when they contemplate their options in a dreary bar. This is when Zack gets the idea for a porno, an idea which—thanks to masterful Kevin Smith dialogue—appears altogether plausible. They accept the idea because they have no dignity, and they know it will work because at least their 800 classmates would be compelled to see Zack and Miri having sex. Much of this conversation takes place over a trash can fire of unpaid bills as the two sit in their apartment with the heat shut off. From there, things snowball as Zack, the director, enlists coworker Delaney (Craig Robinson) to put up the front money and produce the film. This sparks a very funny montage as they hire a cinematographer, hold casting calls and iron out a few details such as what to call

their film. In the end, they settle on “Star Whores” and prepare to shoot. This is where the film takes a dip. Setbacks in the production are unwarranted, chipping away at the film’s credibility. It is unclear how big a priority Smith places on believability, but in all fairness, it should have been a larger one. One of the keys to breaking into the bigger Apatow market is a working traditional narrative structure. Smith knows the gags and the genre arguably better than Apatow, but he is beaten in this area. Zack and Miri had a lot of promise taking place outside of the Askewniverse. Also, by making the raunchy aspect a necessary element of the plot, the audience sees the jokes without judging them. While some complained about the crass jokes in Knocked Up and labeled it as false advertising, Zack and Miri Make a Porno is exactly what it sounds like. Starting out with the raunchiness as a given, Smith has the freedom of the entire film to develop the sentimental side to his tale. What is interesting here is that Zack and Miri do almost too good a job of being just friends. There is real chemistry between Elizabeth Banks as Miri and Seth Rogen as Zack, but it’s more buddy picture than romantic. Smith does give a couple of clues as the obvious and

eventual fate of the couple early on, but these plot points are not mirrored in the actors’ performances. Until the big revelation, Miri is essentially one of the guys. Even so, it is obvious to any audience that she and Zack will end up together. It’s the When Harry Met Sally rule—a guy and a girl can’t be just friends. Aside from Rogen, Smith borrows actor Gerry Bednod from Apatow in a similar role. Bednod played a disgruntled co-worker in The 40 Year Old Virgin, and here he plays the disgruntled boss of Zack and Delaney. But Smith also borrows from his former self, casting Jeff Anderson and Jason Mewes from the Askewniverse. This, along with the installation of some actual porn stars as actors, makes the casting of the film very subversive. It certainly adds to the humor, but it also detracts from the realism. Zack and Miri Make a Porno is two steps forward, one step back for Smith. It’s his funniest film in years and sure to be a fan favorite, even as he begins to shed some old habits. Smith does make some progress, but in the end he retains enough of himself to probably keep this film from flourishing as much as he would like. chronicle@colum.edu

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This bed of lies Uncovering the ins and outs of safer sex by Molly Lynch Copy Editor

They’re everywhere—floating through the halls of dorms, creeping into conversations with your best friends and, in some cases, rampant throughout high school sex-ed classes. “Taking birth control will make you fat.” “If you chug Mountain Dew, your sperm count will go down.” “Using saran wrap is an acceptable substitute for a condom.” “Peeing right after sex flushes the sperm out of your body.” “‘Pulling out’ is an effective way to

prevent pregnancy.” Unromantic as they may sound, many college students are still influenced by these widely-held myths and, as a result, ignore methods that could prevent against STDs and pregnancy. Wherever they originate from or whether swayed by these misconceptions or not, it’s time to fight fiction with fact. Here are some of the most common contraception myths—busted. eople view safe sex as a chore and forget about the pleasure aspect,” said Megan Andelloux, an AASECTcertified (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) sexuality educator. “It’s like going to a restaurant and sitting in front of a plate of really good food you can’t wait to eat, and right as you’re about to take a bite, your friend asks you to pass the salt. You don’t want to take that extra step.” What if the condom breaks? While the construction of condoms has evolved since its origin in ancient Egypt, mentalities surrounding the necessity of them can be a cause for concern. “If a condom breaks, I strongly recommend going with Plan B [the

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morning-after pill],” said Korey McWilliams, human sexuality educator and licensed clinical professional counselor. “Latex condoms are always best.” With several types and styles of condoms to choose from, making a decision about the best kind to get can be an intimidating experience. A study released by Condom Vault revealed that more than a million Americans are infected with HIV, and an estimated 12 million sexually transmitted diseases occur each year. While condoms prove to be a reliable form of defense, mishaps can still ensue. “Color condoms are more effective than flesh color condoms. It’s easier to tell if the condom is breaking,” Andelloux said. “If the condom does break, have emergency contraception on hand and use it as soon as you found out it broke.” How soon can I tell if I am pregnant or have contracted something? “To test for infection exposure, you must wait two weeks to 28 days after the incident happened to find out if you contracted HIV, herpes, Chlamydia, gonorrhea or became pregnant,” Andelloux said. Does birth control start working immediately after I take it? According to WebMD, one complete menstrual cycle is necessary for hormones in the pill to work with the woman’s natural hormones. “Just to be safe, I would go with a back-up method of contraception [like condoms] after the first month of taking the pill,” Andelloux said. What if I forget to take my birth control? “Double up,” Andelloux advises. “Take the pill you forgot as soon as you remember, then take the next one at its regular time.” Do women gain weight from taking birth control? One of the most common causes for concern in going on the pill is the

possibility of weight gain, according to ScienceDaily News. When going on the pill, it’s important to consider that different brands vary depending on each individual. The higher the dose of the pill, the greater the weight gain. If gaining weight does occur, switching to pills with the lowest estrogen count (Loestrin-Fe, Levlite, Alesse and Mircette) could minimize weight gain, swelling and water retention, according to Women’s Diagnostic Health. I’m not on birth control and my partner doesn’t have a condom. Should I use the “pull-out” method? For decades, the “pull-out” or “withdrawal” method has been regarded by many young adults as an effective way to avoid the risks of pregnancy. “It’s as effective as using the diaphragm or spermicide, but the risk is that the male will not pull out in time,” Andelloux said. “It’s better than no method at all, but it does not protect against STDs, which is one of the reasons it gets such a bad rap.” What am I getting tested for when I get tested for STDs? Going to your local Planned Parenthood is considered to be the cheapest and safest location for STD testing, but Andelloux said one test isn’t necessarily a one-stop shop. “Most people don’t realize that when they are getting tested for STDs, they aren’t getting tested for all infections at once,” Andelloux said. “You need to be specific on what you want to be tested for.” mlynch@chroniclemail.com


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College women at high risk for rape by Kelly Rix

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he college years are a time when many young adults will explore their sexuality and have fun doing it. But exploration has its risks. Women in college are four times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other women, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. While many college women may realize this risk, what they might not know is that they are most at risk of being raped or sexually assaulted by someone they know—not by a stranger or unknown attacker. About 75 percent of all sexual assaults are committed by one of the victim’s acquaintances, which is referred to as acquaintance rape, and also includes date rape, a problem that is of particular concern on college campuses, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “I think when people think of sexual assault, they think of stranger rape—somebody in a dark alley or somebody coming from behind the bushes,” said Sean Black, spokesperson for the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “But the vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.” Alcohol plays a strong role in sexual assaults among college students, and is the No. 1 date rape drug, Black said. “It’s a crucial factor because [studies show] that some college men will use alcohol with the specific purpose of getting women drunk enough that she is incapable of fending off an assault,” Black said. “Unfortunately, alcohol has that effect, and there are people who are looking for and preying on those who have taken a lot of alcohol. And it lessens the ability to fight back.” There is clearly a correlation between alcohol and sexual assault, according to a Jan. 1991 study in the Journal of American College Health. In date rape cases specifically, 55 percent of men who admitted to committing a sexual assault reported

Sexual assault is often committed by an acquaintance of the victim and is of great concern on college campuses. And arts colleges, like Columbia, aren’t exempt from the problem. being under the influence of alcohol at the time, and 53 percent of the females who experienced sexual aggression were under the influence. Columbia students may think sexual assaults aren’t as likely to happen at an arts and media college as they are at large colleges and universities with fraternities and sports teams. But Joseph Vess of Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), an organization that focuses on engaging men in preventing violence against women, said that’s a misconception. “It happens just as much at a school with no big sports team or frats,” Vess said. Vess is also the coordinator of MCSR’s Campus Strength Program, which specifically focuses on educat-

ing college-aged men about sexual assault prevention. He said part of its goal is to challenge society’s traditional ideas about masculinity, which he said can fuel rape and violence against women. Bystanders can play an important role in preventing sexual assault and acquaintance rape, in particular. “It’s really important for men on campus to stand up and say something if they see something bad about to happen,” Black said. “Bystanders need to take a stand against sexual violence, and we all need to watch each other’s backs.” Vess said that bystanders can take many approaches when trying to stop a potential sexual assault before it happens. For example, if you are at a party and you see someone

who is drunk being “taken back” to someone’s room, you can simply try to interrupt them, he said. “The most important thing is just to do something,” Vess said. “It’s difficult for a lot of us to do that because that’s something we’ve been socialized against—you know the whole concept of not cock-blocking a guy and stuff like that.” In the event that someone does become the victim of a sexual assault, Black recommends that they call the 24/7 rape crisis hotline at (888) 2932080. The hotline is staffed by trained crisis personnel who can assist victims, provide support and even go with them to the hospital, if needed. krix@chroniclemail.com


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A wheelchair called ‘Love’ Why now is not the time to be looking for your soulmate by Joel Alonzo

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round a year ago, I decided to go against my better judgment and got a girlfriend. For the first couple of weeks, it was great. I always had someone who was willing to have sex, hang out and listen to me whine. We would go to movies, get drunk and basically just have a good time. Around the two-week mark, things started to change, not in her—but in the way I reacted to her. She started to get predictable and I started to get bored. She was slowly turning into her mother, and I was becoming a 4-year-old in constant need of attention. We had become too comfortable with each other too quickly. After we broke it off and I spent a month in my apartment alone (crying while listening to The Cure), I started thinking about why I wasn’t a big fan of relationships to begin with.

Codependency

The line between love and codependency is blurry and confusing. The Dictionary defines codependency as “a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another.” Codependency only hinders our ability to discover ourselves, especially during a time in our life when that is

all we should be doing. Most relationships slip back and forth between the good feelings we refer to as “love” and an attachment that cuts so deep it sometimes feels as if the world would collapse if not for that person. People in relationships tend to get possessive and think they own someone’s body. I never have the right to tell anyone to sleep with me and only me—they can sleep with whomever they want, and so can I. When feelings of possession and jealousy are brought into a relationship, a natural human reaction is rebellion. Tell me that I can’t do something and I will want to do it more.

Dull sex lives

There tends to be a big difference between what long-term relationship couples say about their sex lives and what really occurs. Once you’re in a real-life relationship for a while, the sex begins to dull. It gets to the point where the only thing that will make the sex better with your girlfriend/boyfriend is sleeping with someone else. I’m not advocating for one-nightstands; they leave a bad taste in my mouth, but I do try to stay open to as many situations as possible.

Through that, I have met some of the most beautiful, amazing people I would never have met if I was looking for or was in a relationship. Sometimes we sleep together, and sometimes we don’t; it really doesn’t matter. Love has a tendency to make our heads get all wobbly and weak. We start thinking things are true that actually aren’t. Then we fall out of love, sleep with someone new and realize how bogus it all really was.

Psychopathic behavior

I’ve known many people headed for success who became completely derailed by a significant other. They spent so much of their time worrying about their boyfriend/girlfriend that they dropped out of school and got fired from jobs. They no longer treat themselves as their No. 1 priority, and everything else in their life suffers. While in a relationship we tend to push everyone else away—because who needs them, anyway? We’re getting laid and getting attention, so what more could we want? Inevitably, the relationship fails and we are not only alone, but all of our friends don’t return o u r

phone calls anymore. What was once thought of as “love” has turned into the cutest little recipe for disaster. Leave the relationships alone until you get old and are prepared to settle. Save your boring years to be spent with someone else—now is the time to get out and meet new people. At this point in our lives, we are young and can accomplish anything as long as we don’t let things stand in our way. Don’t waste this time by freaking out about something that won’t matter in the long run. jalonzo@chroniclemail.com


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Who said relationships were a bad thing?

Why commitment doesn’t have to mean monotony by Kaylee King Assistant Editor

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here’s nothing like having a crush on someone. When your stomach is full of preemptive butterflies, five-hour phone calls seem like mere minutes and the first time you have sex with that person you feel like you’re walking on air. And there’s definitely nothing like your first date when you decide to be exclusive. But, you must be careful when first entering into a relationship because things can quickly turn sour. The key to a successful relationship is staying true to yourself. Yes, relationships require some compromise, but never so much that you lose yourself and end up hating what you are doing. Finding love when you’re young can and may actually happen if you’re open to it. There is the argument that when you are young, you are in your prime years of being sexy and open to new people to wake up to each morning. My response to that is, yes, there has to be a time in your life when you are single and figuring out who you are. If that means sleeping with a bunch of different people and making out with a handful of folks at the bar every weekend, so be it. But, if that means just dating around to see who you like, that works too. You can’t avoid relationships all together because you’re young or because that in agreeing to be in one, you think in someway it means you’ve surrendered to being a cuddly teddy bear that melts at the sight of

babies and big suburban homes. A relationship can be a great thing—if you’re with a great person. But sometimes, it takes a bad relationship to figure out what you don’t want. I understand that wasting time is not the greatest feeling in the world and often when you look back at past relationships you want to kick yourself. But, if you didn’t learn now that you hated men who order for you at restaurants or women who never take the initiative to make decisions from past relationships, you would have to make those mistakes much later in life. And, forgive me for being traditional, but I’m not looking to have kids when I’m 40. Can we say Madonna? I don’t want to be 60 when my kids are graduating college. Agreeing to be someone’s partner can lead to many, many years of happiness. And, what could be better than having a best friend to hang out with all the time, make memories, jokes and share a place with? As long as you know the limits. There’s the argument that your sex life will suffer once you’ve committed yourself, which is often true. Trust me; I was in a three-anda-half-year relationship before my current one of

one-and-a-half years. I know how sex can become redundant and not as exciting after awhile, but that’s why the good folks at shops like Early To Bed and Pleasure Chest have created sex superstores with almost anything imaginable to do in the bedroom. Staying true to yourself requires keeping your goals at the forefront of your heart. If your goal is to become a portrait painter in Paris, but the love of your life has no interest in moving to France—let alone being in an airplane for eight hours—you should always choose Paris. If you and your partner are meant to be and are set on ending up together, it will work out. And if it doesn’t, you can pat yourself on the back when your portraits end up in museums worldwide. If you end up with a shiny ring on

your left hand, it doesn’t mean that you’ve given into government standards and your insecurity has led you to agree to an official, tax-break entitling label. We can’t forget that the ceremonial “wedding day” is a great thing in many peoples’ lives— for women, who look forward to finding their dress and walking with their fathers down the aisle, and men, who look forward to getting the ceremony over with and moving on to the reception and honeymoon. But, more than anything, relationships are all about balance and remembering to keep your friends and family close and your goals in mind. It’s OK to care about someone else, but keep yourself in tune, too. kking@chroniclemail.com


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By Tiffany Olguin The Collegian The Starline, located near the middle of the Tower District, is most notably known as a live performance venue, but for the last four and a half years, it has played host to Salsa Night every Thursday. Each week the cozy venue is transformed to mimic a big city salsa club through its vibrant lighting and sultry Latin music. Salsa Night begins at 8:45 p.m. with an hour-long lesson to teach the basic steps to dance salsa as well as how to dance with a partner, though partners are not required to participate in the lesson. The lesson is included with admission, $8 for those 21 years and older and $10 for dancers 18 – 20 years of age. “Most people have the mind frame that salsa dancing is intimidating,” said Rowan Hernandez, Salsa music promoter and creator of Salsa Night. “The dance lessons are provided to make people feel comfortable and get used to the basic rhythm.” The strictly enforced dress code, semi-casual to evening wear and closed-toed shoes for gentlemen provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Other appealing qualities of Salsa Night are the social opportunities it provides to meet and mingle with other people as well as the abundant exposure to culture through the music and style of dance. Salsa Night features some of Fresno’s best professional dance instructors and Salsa DJ’s to add excitement and energ y to the experience. Additionally, Salsa Night hosts monthly live music from Latin musicians and bands throughout California. The next live music special event will take place mid this month. The Starline Salsa Club, in association with KSEE 24 and the Fresno City PARS Association, will host Salsa and Latin Jazz Under the Stars, Saturday October 18, 2008 at the Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheatre. The event will feature Johnny Polanco’s Salsa Orchestra and is free to the public. “[Salsa Night] is an experience away from the everyday life here in Fresno. It is an elegant experience. It is an opportunity to dress up and go out and expose people to sounds of the Caribbean, “ Hernandez explained. Lupe Delgado, an assistant dance instructor for Salsa Night adds, “Salsa dance is a variety from everything else. It will change your perspective on dancing.”

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or some college students, finding a place with good food, cheap prices and a fun atmosphere is hard to come by.

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However, some Fresno State students have found exceptions. In the surrounding community, students have found their favorite restaurants where they go to hang out with friends, enjoy a good meal and relax without worrying about emptying their wallets. Fresno State students have spoken, and the following three places made the top of their lists of favorite restaurants:

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Located at Cedar and Herndon, Casa Corona offers Fresno State students simple Mexican food at affordable prices. “It is close to home and isn’t expensive,” said Natalie Ryan, a junior who frequents Casa Corona. The restaurant’s atmosphere caters to students looking to relax after a long week or for those who need a place to gather and meet with friends. Casa Corona’s menu is an authentically diverse one, offering classic favorites from a Monster Burrito to exclusive items such as the Swifturrito. “You can’t go wrong with Casa, I love everything about it,” Ryan laughed. Casa Corona is open Monday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Dog House Grill A staple in the Fresno State community, Dog House Grill never seems to have a quiet day. Close to campus on the corner of Shaw and Chestnut, Dog House Grill offers a casual, laid back atmosphere. Students and families alike frequent

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the restaurant, which boasts large television screens showing several games at one time. “Dog House Grill offers sports enthusiasts a great place to hang out and eat,” Fresno State sophomore Cody Jacobsen said. “It is all about the atmosphere and you don’t have to be 21 to go in there, which is really great. It caters to students who don’t fall in that age group.” Dog House is a great place to get your fix of barbecued burgers, tri-tip and the ever-popular french fries. Dog House Grill is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sushi ‘n’ Pop Students at Fresno State are diverse in the foods they like and do not like. For many, sushi is a must. “Having something close to school that is different than your regular hamburger joint is super nice,” junior Brie Witt said. “Sushi ‘n’ Pop is quick and has a calm atmosphere.” With a wide variety and a friendly and open atmosphere, Sushi ‘n’ Pop is a unique place for students to get together and step away from the busy atmosphere of school. Sushi ‘n’ Pop is open Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday’s from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. For many students at Fresno State, eating off campus and getting together with friends is a chance to unwind and have fun. Casa Corona, Dog House Grill and Sushi ‘n’ Pop all offer a get-a-way that is not too close to campus but close enough to be convenient, all while offering good food at good prices. Editor In Chief Special Projects Special Section Editor

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dwards 21 and IMAX movie theater in River Park is known for showing movie premieres, but the theater is now featuring blasts from the past. Starting in August of 2008, the theater began showing “Flashback Features” on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Ticket prices for all the classic movies

Oct .16 – “Army of Darkness”

Rating: R Run time: 1 hour, 21 minutes Starring: Bruce Campbell and Embeth Davidtz Tagline: “How can you destroy an army that’s already dead?” Popular for: Being a guts and slasher horror movie with some attempted humor mixed in that is so bad and cheesy fans find it absolutely hilarious.

Oct. 23 – “Raging Bull”

Rating: R Run time: 2 hours, 8 minutes Starring: Robert De Niro and Cathy Moriarty Tagline: “The Story of Jake LaMotta” Popular for: A movie with the perfect combination: Director Martin Scorsese, actor Robert De Niro and the story of former boxer Jake LaMotta

Oct. 30 – “Spaceballs”

Rating: PG Run time: 1 hour, 36 minutes Starring: Mel Brooks and John Candy Tagline: “May The Farce Be With You” Popular for: Spoofing anything and everything Star Wars, with the highlight being Rick Moranis’ take on Darth Vader. The movie has remained almost as popular as Star Wars.

Nov. 6 – “Rocky”

Rating: PG Run time: 1 hour, 59 minutes Starring: Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire Tagline: “His whole life was a million-to-one shot” Popular for: Winning the Academy Award for best picture and Sylvester Stallone’s best performance as Rocky Balboa, an underdog boxer taking on the world.

are $5. The promotion has already featured classics like “Scarface”, “Back to the Future” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The promotion will continue through December and features some “cult classics” and Oscar winners along the way. Check out the upcoming shows.

Nov. 13 – “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

Rating: R Run time: 1 hour, 59 minutes Starring: Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Torro Tagline: “Give us your brain for two hours and you will never be the same again” Popular for: Being one of Johnny Depp’s best starring roles and for being a psychedelic drug movie with twists and turns along the way.

Nov. 27 – “Beetle Juice”

Rating: PG Run time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Starring: Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis Tagline: “The Name In Laughter From The Hereafter” Popular for: Being one of the original Tim Burton flicks with all the twists one would expect from his style and a memorable performance from star Michael Keaton.

Dec. 4 – “West Side Story”

Rating: NR Run time: 2 hours, 31 minutes Starring: Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer Tagline: “Unlike other musicals ‘West Side Story’ grows younger!” Popular for: Adapting Romeo and Juliet to the gangcontrolled streets of 1950’s New York City. In this musical, you can see tough gangsters singing and dancing in unison.

Dec. 11 – “The Goonies”

Rating: PG Run time: 1 hour, 54 minutes Starring: Sean Astin and Josh Brolin Tagline: “The pirates map, the villainous crooks, the underground caverns, the booby traps, the skeletons, the monster, the lost treasure and the magic that is... THE GOONIES” Popular for: Being a fictional story of a group of young misfits on a mission to find a treasure with memorable scenes, like the “Truffle Shuffle.”

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Talk of the Towne Clovis theater satisfies the wallet By Matt Luis The Collegian It’s a Friday night and you want to go see a movie. Then you remember that going to the movies will cost you at least $10 per person. You can have a decent meal or a six pack of beer for less than that. The only movie under $10 in Fresno is a rental or a matinee, right? Well not anymore, UA Clovis Towne Center 8 has found a way to make going to the movies affordable again. At the UA Clovis Towne Center 8 theater, located at 2301 Villa Ave., you can go see any movie for $3, any day, any time. For struggling college students, this is great news. You can’t even rent a movie from Blockbuster for that price these days. At $3 per show you could see three movies for the price of one at Edwards Cinema 21. “It’s awesome. My girlfriend and I can go see a movie for $6 on a Friday night now,” Fresno State student Kevin Morrison said. “It makes going out much more affordable.” The movies playing in Towne Center 8 are movies that have been released two-four weeks prior in other theaters around town. As of September 25, 2008, Stepbrothers and Wall-E are playing,

while Babylon A.D. and Mirrors start playing Friday September 26, 2008. So unless you are that person that loves to see a movie as soon as it comes out, this is the theater for you, all you have to do is wait two-four weeks and you can see it for less than a third of the price you would pay at other theaters. Some of you may be wondering if this is a prehistoric theater with crummy sound and uncomfortable seats. Fortunately that’s not the case. Towne Center 8 has quality sound and the seats are as comfortable as any other, without the reclining feature. The most noticeable difference is that each individual theatre’s size is a little smaller than the newer ones. “We have been a couple times since the $3 prices and it’s a great deal, Fresno State student Lori Botelho said. “Yes it’s an older theatre but we still get the same quality sound and picture.” The corporate office did not return phone calls seeking further details about the $3 movies. It would have been interesting to hear how they came up with this idea and how they are able to afford it, but unfortunately we were unable to get those details.

Getting a case of Cineculture shock By Marina Gaytan The Collegian

Searching for something to do on Friday nights? Do you like to watch independent or foreign films? Well search no more, Cineculture is what you have been looking for. Not only is Cineculture a club on campus, but it’s been turned into a class that shows movies on Friday nights. Cineculture is an upper division mass communication and journalism course and a community event, so if you’re not enrolled in the class, you can still attend as a community member. Cineculture explores not only alternative movies but it’s also showing documentaries that deal with social justice. Mary Husain, instructor of the course and board member of Fresno Filmworks, says that there really is no other place to go to see independent or foreign films.

Since Husain works so closely with Fresno Filmworks, on some nights, the films are shown at the Tower Theater near downtown Fresno. Philip Vieira, a senior psychology major who is the club treasurer and spokesperson, meets with other club members in order to discuss and decide which movies the club will present each week. Husain and Vieira both take input from students and the community to present a variety of films. “The idea is to offer a costless opportunity, to be exposed to current global issues and culture,” Vieira said. Through its independent and foreign films—which are shown all semester long— Cineculture club inspires students to be film makers. Each film is shown once a week and is free of cost. This semester, Cineculture will show a total of 15 films.


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football team on the mainland this season, it can become difficult for fans to enjoy the ’Dogs 
in Fresno. The average college student doesn’t have flat screen TV’s outfitted with cable and the cooking skills of 
Emeril Lagasse. 

 That’s why several sports bars near campus have you covered. Less than two miles away from campus on Cedar Avenue is Me-n-Ed’s Victory Grill. Victory Grill 
offers a full-service restaurant with more than 30 flatscreen TV’s, so everyone has a good view of 
the big game. In addition to the restaurant, Victory Grill has a sports bar, arcade, party room and 
areas for group seating. 

 If driving is a problem, Dog House Grill is the place to be. Conveniently located across 
from the Student Recreation Center on Shaw and Chestnut Avenues, Dog House Grill has the 
college atmosphere that makes watching sports more enjoyable. 
 “Parking can be tough, so we normally just walk there,” said sophomore criminology 
major Jose Miramontes, who watched game three of the College World Series at Dog House 
Grill. “Their fries are amazing. E, everyone should have them at least once.”
 Another option is World Sports Café only 5 miles from campus in River Park. Owned by 
former 49ers’ safety Tim McDonald, World Sports Cafe has plenty of projector screens and flat screen TV’s 
for everyone. If the Ultimate Fighting Championships are more your taste, then hit up Club One Casino in downtown Fresno on Van Ness Avenue. You can have a great meal while watching fights, and sometimes with local fighters like Jason Von Flue. Von Flue, a 170-pound welterweight fighter originally from Fresno, said it’s a fun atmosphere because the average person can come and interact with him. “People who have never seen a fight can come to watch and learn the sport and what it’s all about,” Von Flue said. “It’s just a fun, entertaining and educating event.”

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If you really want to impress your date, skip dinner and the movie. For less than $20 you and your special friend can walk through a romantic rainforest, play among sea creatures and try your hand at feeding a giraffe. Whether you are trying to “woo� someone on a first date or surprise your sweetheart with an afternoon of romance and fun, Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo provides a perfect atmosphere for life beyond the standard dating procedure. “When you go to a movie, you can’t talk,� said Patty Peters, Director of Marketing and Development for the Chaffee Zoo. “At the zoo, you can wander around the exhibits and enjoy the person you are with.� Comparable to the cost of a movie, zoo admission is $7 for adults. Tickets for kids

ages 2-11 and seniors over the age of 62 are only $3.50. There is also a fee of $3 per car to enter Roeding Park, where the zoo is located. If you are nervous about the date, don’t worry. The zoo naturally alleviates some of the pressure created on a date. Awkward lulls and boring questions are easily replaced with laughter and excitement created by real pink flamingos, playful baby animals and dozens of exotic creatures. “Our mission is to provide a fun, unique and up-close experience, and we take that very seriously,� said Peters. The zoo offers a variety of daily programs, such as giraffe feeding. During the giraffe feeding, participants hold vegetation for the long-necked creatures to snack on. “People really enjoy seeing them stick out their 18-inch tongues, but they don’t always like how sticky they are.� said Lyn Myers, a senior keeper. Myers and other keepers are on hand during daily “Keeper

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Chats� to answer questions about the animals and how they live, eat and play. The chats are held daily at the elephant, sea lion, camel, bird and reptile exhibits. “Yes the animals are entertaining, but their main purpose is education,� said Myers. Stingray Bay also offers an unforgettable encounter. Visitors are able to reach into pools of salt water to touch a variety of sea creatures including horseshoe crabs, southern stingray and nurse sharks. This exhibit is only open on weekend and has an additional $1 entrance fee. “It’s what sets us apart from the big zoos,� said Adrienne Castro, Director of Education at the zoo. “Places like Los Angeles and San Diego can’t provide the same kind of personal experiences.�

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Eco-friendly components can be found all over Duke’s Smart House, from its vegetated roof to the 1000-gallon water cisterns on either side of the porch.

Take a look around in the average basement and you’ll find a box of Christmas decorations, a hot water heater, or a treadmill—but not at the Home Depot Smart Home. Walk into the basement of this 6,000 square foot live-in research laboratory and you’ll find six 350 gallon rain water harvesting tanks and solar hot water collection tanks. You might even stumble into the special laboratory site where new experimental products are tested before they hit the market. This tech-savvy, ultra efficient house is a part of the Duke Smart Home Program, operated by Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. Completed in 2007, the house promotes the research and design of sustainable living and green building. What makes the Home Depot Smart Home different from any other energy efficient environment? This handson lab also doubles as a co-ed dormitory for 10 Duke University students, in addition to being a central research laboratory for 40 to 50 students each semester. Tom Rose, director of the Duke Smart Home Program, says that students staying in the home can gain

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valuable exposure to the latest technology and new ways of green living. “They also gain increased exposure to other like-minded people, he said. “They can bounce ideas off each other.” Duke students, with advisors’ help, designed the home and its eco-friendly components. The house’s green elements start at the very top—with a green roof. Also known as a vegetated roof, it is covered with living plants or sedums that are low maintenance and resistant to drought conditions. This green buffer helps to insulate the house and pre filters rain water for later use. “We have a pretty unique water processing system,” Rose said. Rainwater is collected in two 1000 gallon cisterns located at either side of the front porch. The water is then used for anything from washing clothes to flushing toilets. The Smart Home’s irrigation system uses 100 percent reused rainwater. Solar paneling is another method of energy conservation used in the home. Two 18,160 watt photovoltaic solar panels, located on the roof and in the front of the house, generate energy from the sun and turn it into electricity. The energy from the solar panels reduces the home’s energy requirements by approximately 30 percent. Step inside the front door and you’ll enter what is known as the common area. This space is used for studying, eating and washing clothes. It features a high open ceiling and a passive thermal cooling system. Warm air rises and allows cooler air to circulate, a process known as a chimney effect. Also on the first floor are the guest bathroom, media room and research labs. Here, students can access the lights in the house running on the Square D-Clipsal system through the main light control panel, perform experiments, monitor use of solar power systems, or watch one of the three LCD televisions. There are four double bedrooms located on the second floor. There are lab workspaces and Smart Panels in every room in order to test projects and incorporate them into the home. Everything used within the home or in its construction is as efficient and pure as possible. Outside air is pre-heated or precooled with warm or cool exhaust air with the energy recovery ventilation unit. All the air inside the home is filtered through a purification system, creating 99.98 percent cleaner air. The

The sleek, modern interior of the Duke Smart House is both attractive and functional; all aspects were designed to be as efficient and pure as possible. drywall used in construction is paperless and mold-resistant and even the lumber used is harvested from sustainable forests, some of it from nearby Duke Forest. All of these sustainable elements make the Smart Home eligible for a platinum rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program through the United States Green Building Council. The program’s long term goal is to influence the national market for residential technology integration and to inform homeowners about up and coming sustainable technology.

According to Rose, there are easy things that anyone can do to save energy, such as switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. Rose also suggests plantings trees in front of any southfacing windows. “They allow the sun to heat the building in the winter and cool it in the summer,” he said. “Adding trees is also a great way to increase property value.” More energy savings tips can be found on the Duke Smart Home Tour, available each Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. by RVSP. n

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BY COURTNEY DOI Take Me Out to the Ball Game. You can’t fully embrace life in the Bull City without a visit to the Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Made famous by the 1988 movie Bull Durham, the team draws in record crowds all season long, often filling its 10,000-seat downtown stadium designed by the architects of Camden Yards. It’s a baseball lover’s dream from the traditional seventh-inning stretch to roaming vendors selling cotton candy, peanuts and cold drinks. Arrive early to check out the restaurants next door in the refurbished American Tobacco Campus. Eat Local. Eat Well. This advice is easily followed if you visit the Durham Farmer’s Market, open Saturdays year round and

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The 50-plus vendors at the Durham Farmer’s Market ensure the freshest meat, produce, and much more. You won’t want to miss this Wednesday afternoon treat.

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are several access points to the Eno River State Park where you can hike, fish, canoe, and daydream. Two local favorites are the hiking trails at the Fews Ford Access and Durham’s city park, West Point on the Eno.

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A Taste of Summer Year Round. Durham is home to its own gourmet popsicle stand that offers water- or cream-based Mexican paletas. Locopops is known for its unusual flavors such as Mojito, Pistachio, Cucumbers and Chile. They also serve basic fruit flavors, and everything is made in house with fresh ingredients. Because of its popularity, the owners expanded from their original shop on Hillsborough Road to five additional locations across the Triangle.

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Downtown Delicacies. For beignets as good if not better than the famed ones from Café Du Monde in New Orleans, stop by Rue Cler, a Parisian-style restaurant in downtown Durham. The beignets at Rue Cler are made to order so these bite size donuts sprinkled with powder sugar come out hot and ready to melt in your mouth every time. Who knew that something that only costs $7 per dozen could be featured in Food and Wine Magazine?

When in North Carolina, do as the North Carolinians: eat barbeque and lots of it. And one of the best places in the state just happens to be the legendary Bullock’s Barbeque off Hillsborough Road.

Shop and Stroll. There’s no better place to spend a lazy afternoon perusing shops than Ninth Street. It’s a great walk-able shopping district that can meet anybody’s needs from fine arts at Zola Craft Gallery to beautiful bouquets at Ninth Street Flowers to stylish clothes and more at Za Za Zsu Boutique. And of course you’ll want to venture over to gorgeous Brightleaf Square in downtown Durham, which offers spectacular dining and a wide array of shopping options. Fresh Air and Food. Known for its hearty sandwiches and fresh baked goods, Foster’s Market is often packed to the brim during the weekday lunch hour and weekend mornings. The gourmet food market café has been a staple in Durham since it was opened in 1990. The food is to die for, but eating it on the market’s large front porch makes the experience even better. n

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BY RACHEL OEHRING Hybrid car? Check. Organic t-shirt made from sustainable cotton? Check. Whole Foods tote bag? Check. Environmentally safe house paint? Not so much. When going green, it’s not just your transportation and clothing that can help lower your carbon footprint. These days, most everything has more environmentally friendly options, and your house is no exception. From bamboo flooring to all natural, milk-based paints, there are many attractive options to consider when decorating your new place. One of the biggest ways to lower your carbon footprint when decorating is to change what you’re walking on. Flooring is a huge component of any house, and there are many things to look for when deciding what kind to get. When looking at hardwood flooring, sustainability of the materials used and the chemicals used in the finishes are important to think about before choosing a flooring option. Bamboo wood floors are a popular option since bamboo is a very fast-growing, highly renewable resource, as are floors using wood harvested from forests that are certified to be well-managed and biologically diverse. Green wood flooring options are widely available and can be found at Web sites such as www.ecotimber.com. Other flooring options include cork tiles and poured concrete floors, which are economical, durable, and can have continued on page 15

Incorporating bamboo in various ways from window shades to flooring can be a fun, attractive, and environmentally-friendly way to transform your home.

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color and textures added. If you’re into something a little softer to walk on, natural rugs are another way to go, but wall-to-wall carpeting is not a very eco-friendly option. These days most carpets are made from nylon, which is made from petroleum and a plethora of other dangerous (and smelly) chemicals. Some options include rugs made from natural fibers such as sisal, seagrass or coconut fibers, and carpet tiles made of old recycled carpets, wool and even plastic soda bottles. If you’re forgoing your old carpeting in favor of some sustainable hardwood or concrete floors, make sure you recycle your old carpet so that it can be made into recycled carpet tiles and other products, such as roofing shingles and railroad ties. The Foam Recycle Center in either Raleigh or Durham (www.recyclefoam.com) will deliver a container and haul away all recyclable carpet padding for you. Another easy way to add some ecofriendly style to your home is paint. Unfortunately most house paints are made with many chemicals and are petroleum based, but many new paints are becoming available that are naturally based and non-toxic. From clay-based house paints to milk-based paint mixes used to paint furniture and walls, these paints come in a plethora of bright colors, and don’t have the strong odor associated

with normal house paints. “Green� paints such as these can be found locally at Common Ground Green Building Center (www. cgcgreen.com) in downtown Durham. Because these paints are naturally based, they can get thick with use, but can be easily diluted with water without changing the color. Go to www. greenplanetpaints. com or www.realmilkpaint.com to see the colors and where the paints are available. For those who don’t have the luxury of changing the flooring or paint in their space to be more ecofriendly, don’t despair. There are still ways for you to stay green. From energy-saving appliances and natural cleaning supplies to furniture made from sustainable materials, there are many ways to support mother-earth without sacrificing your security deposit. Green furniture has moved beyond the realm of the hammocks and willow-branch beds of years past and has the sleek lines reminiscent of the most modern of steeland-leather furniture. Made with natural fabrics and sustainable woods such as teak and bamboo, these pieces are beautiful and good for environment. Design Web sites such as www.inmod.com offer pieces that are sleek and modern. Whether you’re renting your hundredth apartment or buying your first house, see how many ways you can create gorgeous, green home inside and out. When you think about it, a bamboo couch is much more attractive, and cheaper, than a Prius, anyway. ■

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Before you decide to do your packing yourself, consider the responsibilities. Sure, it takes time and energy to get the job done right, but doing it yourself can be a real moneysaver, even if you’re paying a mover to load the truck. For example, if you’ve hired a professional mover, you can still opt to pack all or some of the goods yourself, thus trimming the price. To find out just how much you can trim, ask your moving coordinator when you get an on-site estimate. Packing Guidelines for Your Professional Move If you decide to do some of the packing yourself, you’ll need to have everything properly packed and ready for loading when the van arrives. In other words, all packing must be completed the evening before the move day. Only the things you’ll need that last night, the next morning and immediately at your destination should be left for last-minute packing. As for how you pack—that will be expected to meet specific standards. Moving company representatives will inspect your boxes and if they thin items are improperly packed or cartons are susceptible to damage, they may refuse to load the items until they are repacked. A word to the wise: Generally things from garages, attics and storage spaces, such as holiday decorations and sentimental items are the ones that need to be repacked. Look for cartons that are torn, ripped, soiled, will not close or cannot be sealed. Replace those will fresh boxes. Another repacking giveaway is if you can hear the contents rattle when you shake the box. In that case, add more insulation. What Should You Pack? Obviously, not everything will fit in boxes. As a general rule, furniture and major appliances will be wrapped and padded by your moving professional. Items requiring professional disassembly and/or crating (such as slate pool tables, chandeliers or large glass table tops) are best left to the professionals. Box Basics Use new, high-quality packing materials specifically designed for moving to better ensure your items will safely arrive. Professional moving cartons come in a variety of shapes and sizes that are specifically suited to fit a variety of household goods. Look into barrels, for example, as they are great ways of loading a lot of odd-shaped items into one large container. Other Supplies • Bundles of packing paper (clean, unprinted newsprint) • Bubble wrap, tissue paper or paper towels for delicate items • Rolls of PVC tape (don’t use masking tape or cellophane tape) • Tape dispenser • Broad-tipped markers for labeling

Knowing just a few helpful packing tips can make your move to a new home easier and cheaper. There’s no need to pay others to do all the work for you! • Scissors or sharp knife for cutting cartons • Notebook and pen or pencil for listening contents of cartons as they are packed • Labels or stickers for identifying boxes Wrapping How Tos Before packing cartons, you’ll need to wrap most items to protect them from scratching and breakage. There are a variety of materials available, including bubble pack, foam peanuts and tissue. However, most professionals use bundles of clean, unprinted newsprint (available at your moving supply store). Start by placing a small stack of paper on a flat, uncluttered table or countertop. Round glasses and jars can be rolled up in two or three sheets of paper; always begin from a corner of the sheet and fold the sides in as you roll. Large or odd-shaped items require a similar technique. Place them in the center of the sheet and bring the corners together. (It may be necessary to flip the item over and wrap it again from the other side). If in doubt, use more paper! When the corners come together, secure them with tape. Before packing each carton, line the bottom with a few inches of wadded paper for padding. Then place large, heavy items on the bottom and lighter, more fragile items on the top. Plates, books and

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tom, medium weight next and lightest on top. As each layer is completed, fill in empty spaces firmly with crushed paper and add more crushed paper to make a level base for the next layer, or use sheets of cardboard cut from cartons as dividers. Cushion well with crushed paper; towels and lightweight blankets may also be used for padding and cushioning. The

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MOVING IN: your local essentials Connecting Utilities to Your New Home Your landlord should provide information about the utilities needed for your rental unit. The following shows utility providers in the Durham area. Electricity: Duke Energy â&#x20AC;˘ Apply for electricity by calling 1-800-777-9898 or by visiting the Duke Energy web site. â&#x20AC;˘ Orders for electricity are processed Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-9:00pm. â&#x20AC;˘ Allow 3-5 business days for your order to be processed. Natural Gas: PSNC Energy â&#x20AC;˘ Apply for gas service by calling 1-877-776-2427. â&#x20AC;˘ A deposit may be required to set up a new account. The deposit amount is based on the previous usage at your new address. â&#x20AC;˘ It can take 2 days to 1 week (peak move-in season) to start gas service. Water: City of Durham - Water Management 101 City Hall Plaza (919) 560-4411 Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday To activate water service, you must go to City Hall Plaza and provide the following: â&#x20AC;˘ A $50 deposit or credit reference letter from another utility â&#x20AC;˘ A copy of your lease agreement â&#x20AC;˘ Social security card or a photo ID Heating Oil: Couch Oil Company (919) 286-5408 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am - Noon Don C. Christian Co., Inc. (919) 596-8169 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm Telephone: Verizon

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Listing & Selling the Best Properties 2921 Hope Valley Road, Angle Park, $309,900

206 Hardwick Drive, Wellington Forest, $332,500

1509 Cavell Court, Churton Grove, $354,900

• 1938 home with all the bells and whistles of today’s decor

• Full front porch, deck with great privacy, raised custom patio

• Lovely 4 bedroom bungalow on a double cul-de-sac lot

• Very convenient to Duke University

• Formal living room & dining room

• Wooded/fenced back yard & screened porch

• Upgraded with beautiful finishes including granite countertops

• Super kitchen with eat-in area & open to family room

• First floor master with vaulted ceiling & whirlpool tub

• First floor bedroom with full bath

• Eat-in kitchen plus formal dining room with tray ceiling

• Master bedroom is perfect for a king sized bed

• Move-in ready with fresh paint & new carpet

• Bonus room plus exercise room on second floor

• Central living area with cathedral ceiling & gas-log fireplace

• No maintenance exterior, New Deck • Flexible floor plan

106 Castlebar Lane, Oakhaven, $439,900

4608 Sycamore Shoals Road, American Village, $447,900

• Almost totally finished basement with high ceilings, recreation room, exercise room, office and full bath

• Amazing lot-nearly 1⁄2 acre adjacent to wooded park area

• Main floor has gleaming hardwood floors

• Kitchen with cherry cabinets and Gallo Veneziano granite countertops, and huge breakfast island

• Kitchen has granite countertops and beautiful cabinetry • Formal living room, dining room and family room, plus first floor bedroom • “Smart House” system controls all lights, etc. from single control panel in the kitchen

• First floor bedroom with full bath, as well as separate half bath on first floor for guests • Tons of hardwood floors • Front & rear staircases

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13 Steps to Finding Pet-friendly Rental Housing 1. Give yourself enough time. No one likes the hassles involved with moving, much less finding rental housing that accepts pets. If possible, start to check ads and contact real estate agents and rental agencies at least six weeks before you plan to move. 2. Understand why many housing communities reject pets. Put yourself in the shoes of a landlord, housing manager, property owner, or condominium association board member for a moment: They may have had bad experiences with irresponsible pet owners who didn’t safely confine their animals or pick up their feces, sneaked pets in, or left ruined carpets and drapes when they moved out. They may be worried about complaints from neighbors about barking dogs and wonder how they are going to deal effectively with pet owners if problems arise. All these concerns are legitimate. That’s why people looking for an apartment, house, or condominium to rent must be able to sell themselves as responsible pet owners, who are committed to providing responsible pet care and being responsible neighbors. 3. Make use of available resources. Contact the humane society or animal care and control agency serving the area into which you are moving; the agency may be able to provide you with a list of apartment communities that allow pets. If you know any real estate agents, rental agents, or resident managers who own pets themselves or who share your love of animals, ask them for leads. Look for a community apartment guidebook at the supermarket or near newspaper distribution boxes on the street. The guide may indicate which apartment communities allow pets and may list any restrictions, such as species allowed or weight limits. In addition, be sure to check local newspapers. Finally, take a look at our links to sites that list animal-friendly apartments. 4. Recognize that it may be futile to try to sell yourself and your pet to a large rental commu-

Finding a place to live that will also welcome your pets can be tricky, but all animal lovers will agree it’s well worth the extra effort to find the perfect home. nity with a no-pets policy. You’re more likely to be successful if you focus on places that allow most pets, allow certain pets (for example, cats or dogs weighing less than 20 pounds), or that don’t say, “Sorry, no pets.” Individual home and condominium owners may be easiest to persuade. Ideally, look for a community with

appropriate pet-keeping guidelines that specify resident obligations. That’s the kind of place that’s ideal for pet owners because you’ll know that other pet caregivers there also are committed to being responsible residents. continued on page 28

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5. Gather proof that you’re responsible. The more documentation you can provide attesting to your conscientiousness as a pet owner, the more convincing your appeal will be to your future landlord. Compile the following documents: • A letter of reference from your current landlord or condominium association verifying that you are a responsible pet owner. • Written proof that your adult dog has completed a training class, or that your puppy is enrolled in one. • A letter from your veterinarian stating that you have been diligent in your pet’s medical care. Supply documentation that your pet has been spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies. (Sterilized pets are healthier, calmer, and far less likely to be a nuisance to neighbors.) Most veterinarians routinely fulfill such requests for their clients. 6. Make your request to the individual or group with the ultimate authority to grant your request. Usually this will be the owner of the house or apartment. The owner may, however, delegate the decision to a property manager or resident manager. Check to see if, in addition to obtaining the landlord’s approval, you must also submit a written request to the building’s board of directors (or association, in the case of a condominium community).

fees put into writing, too. Request a copy of any house rules pertaining to pets. Let the landlord know that you will abide by the rules set for the broader community and respect the concerns of residents who do not own pets. 13. Be honest. Don’t try to sneak your pet in. Keeping an animal in violation of a no-pets rule contributes to the general inclination of landlords not to allow pets. You also may be subject to possible eviction or other legal action. n Updated Sept. 15, 2007. Reprinted by permission of the Humane Society of the United States.

7. If you encounter a no-pets policy, ask if it is the result of a negative experience with a previous resident. Addressing your landlord’s prior experience may show you how to present your own request most effectively. 8. Let the landlord, manager, or condominium board know that you share any concerns about cleanliness. Point out that your pet is housetrained or litter-box trained. Emphasize that you always clean up after your dog outdoors and that you always properly dispose of your pet’s waste.

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9. Promote yourself. Responsible pet owners make excellent residents. Because they must search harder for a place to live, pet caregivers are more likely to stay put. Lower vacancy rates mean lower costs and fewer headaches for landlords and real estate agents. Let prospective landlords and managers know that you understand that living with a companion animal is a privilege, not a right. 10. Promote your pet. Offer to bring your pet to meet the owner or property manager, or invite the landlord to visit you and your pet in your current home. A freshly groomed, well-behaved pet will speak volumes. Emphasize that the same pride you take in caring for your pet extends to taking care of your home. Many landlords are concerned about fleas, so be sure to let your prospective landlord know that you maintain an active flea-control program for your pet and home. Provide written proof that your pet is spayed or neutered and is, therefore, healthier, calmer, and less likely to be a nuisance. Make it clear to the landlord, manager, or condominium board that you keep your cat inside and your dog under control at all times and that you understand the health and safety benefits of doing so. If you can’t arrange for a meeting, consider making a short scrapbook with photos of your pampered pet in his or her current home, and/or draw up a résumé for your pet. Scrapbooks and résumés are unique ideas that are guaranteed to make a strong, yet positive, impression. 11. Be willing to pay a little extra. Tell your prospective landlord or resident manager that you are willing to pay an extra security deposit to cover any damages your pet might make to the property. 12. Get it in writing. Once you have been given permission by a landlord, manager, or condominium committee to have a pet, be sure to get it in writing. Sign a pet addendum to your rental agreement. Comprehensive agreements protect people, property, and the pets themselves. If your lease has a no-pets clause, verbal approval won’t be enough. The no-pets clause should be removed from the lease (or crossed out and initialed) before you sign it. Be sure it has been removed from or crossed out on your landlord’s copy, too. You may be required to pay a pet deposit, some or all of which may be nonrefundable. Be sure to discuss deposits and monthly pet-related fees in advance. And have these

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You’ve Found the House You Want!

Now What Do You Do?

If you have done your homework, you will be familiar with the location, know whether the floor plan will work for your family, and have a list of repairs or improvements that may need to be made. Now you should be able to determine how much you are willing to offer for the house. You need to set a limit and stick with it. The purchase process begins when you complete a form called an “offer to purchase.” The offer to purchase lists things like the price you are willing to pay and other conditions of the sale. The offer to purchase is presented to the seller by your real estate agent. Take this form very seriously because its conditions are legally binding! You can withdraw your offer only if the seller has not already signed it. If the seller accepts your conditions and signs the offer to purchase, the form becomes a sales contract. You cannot change any of the conditions of the sales contract without additional negotiations and possibly loss of money. Standard forms make the process of preparing an offer easy and almost risk free. The standard form provides much of the legal language your offer should contain and identifies many of the items you will want to include. However, you must make many important decisions. If you have questions, consult a real estate attorney. It is easier and safer to consult an attorney while you are completing the offer to purchase to make sure there are no mistakes in the beginning than to try to correct mistakes after the sales contract has been drawn up and accepted.

NEGOTIATING POINTS Purchase Price The value of every house is assessed by local governments for tax purposes. This assessed value can give you an idea of the market value of the house you are considering. Consider the cost of necessary repairs that will require extra investment continued on page 32

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on your part. You can use these to justify offering a lower price. A seller with a house that has been on the market for a long time may be willing to accept a lower price. If houses are not selling in a community, the seller may be more willing to compromise on price in order to sell. Sellers generally set asking prices so they have room to negotiate. Your offering price opens these negotiations. Contingency Clauses Contingency clauses (sometimes called “jump out” contingencies) can protect you from possible problems or events in the future. Listed below are three of the many contingency clauses. The more experienced your real estate attorney or agent, the greater protection he or she can build into the offer to purchase. The subject-to-financing clause allows you to safely make an offer to purchase before you know what financing terms you can obtain. If you cannot secure the loan, mortgage terms and maximum interest rate you are willing to pay, you can legally withdraw your offer. The subject-to-inspection clause allows you to modify your offer to purchase if you are not pleased with the results of a professional inspection of the home. Two out of five houses for sale have at least one serious defect that could cost at least $500 to repair. The inspection may be of the entire house or just a part, such as a septic system. You will probably be required to arrange for and to pay for the inspection, but if repairs are needed the costs can be covered when the offer is modified. A house sale contingency clause permits trade-up home buyers time to sell their present house to finance a new one. Many sellers object to this qualification, but when real estate is moving slowly and the seller needs to get a commitment from a buyer, it is sometimes accepted. The following six clauses are usually included in standardized offer-topurchase forms.

The property is not subject to any public improvements, such as major highway construction, that will significantly reduce the property’s value. The property is not subject to any administrative or legal orders to correct faults, such as a building inspector ordering changes in an out-of-date plumbing system. 3. The owner is not aware that the property has mechanical or structural defects, such as a faulty air conditioning system or leaky roof. 4. The seller guarantees the property is not in a flood plain. The seller agrees to repair any property damage that occurs between the date of the accepted offer and date of sale. The seller guarantees that the property title is free and clear of any title defects that have not already been mentioned by providing a warranty deed. A warranty deed does not guarantee the soundness of the structure or mechanical systems.

pleted due to the seller or certain contingencies that you have written into the contract. If you decide to back out of the contract, you will probably forfeit the deposit to the seller. PRESENTING THE CONTRACT Once you have completed and double-checked the contract, it is presented to the seller. If the seller accepts everything in the contract, including the price and all of the contingencies, the offer becomes binding on both the buyer and seller subject to the contingencies. If the seller wishes to negotiate, a counteroffer is made with either a new contract or with notations and substitutions made on the original document. You then receive the revised contract and can either sign it, if acceptable, or reject it and make a second offer. Most agreements are reached after several rounds of offers and counteroffers.

Watch what you say within earshot of either a real estate agent or a seller. Everything you say can, and will, be used in the bargaining process.

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN THE SALES CONTRACT Non-fixture Items List the items you want to be included in the house’s sale. These non-fixtures may include curtains, appliances, and workbenches. Items that are physically and permanently attached usually are automatically included in the house’s sale except when the seller specifically indicates these exclusions in the sales contract. It is best to specify any items you want included so there will be no misunderstanding. Closing Date Your offer to purchase should also include your proposed closing date. On this date you will meet with the seller and formally purchase and pay for the house. Life of the Offer The standard form includes a provision for you to specify how long the seller may take to respond to your offer. This prevents the seller from keeping you in suspense while waiting for a better offer. Earnest Money In most cases you will be expected to provide a deposit or earnest money payment with the offer. Five percent of the house’s purchase price is an average amount for earnest money, though it could range from $500 to several thousand dollars. The check should be made to the real estate agent who will keep the money in escrow until the negotiations are complete. Always get a signed receipt. Be sure your contract indicates that you, the buyer, will receive the interest on the downpayment. And be sure that you will get your money back if the sale is not com-

ADDITIONAL NEGOTIATING TIPS Watch what you say within earshot of either a real estate agent or a seller. Everything you say can, and will, be used in the bargaining process. For example, if you submit a contract with a figure lower than the asking price, don’t let the seller’s real estate agent know that you are willing to pay more. Never confide your negotiating strategy. A real estate agent is legally bound to the seller. The alternative is to use a buyer’s broker or agent who will represent you, the buyer. Don’t respond to any suggestions or counteroffers unless they are presented in writing. For example, if a seller or his agent tells you that your offer is too low, insist on a written counter-proposal indicating the price (or other changes) that would make your offer acceptable. Don’t feel pressured into raising your price on the spot. If the seller agrees to make repairs (based on negotiations following a home inspection report), insist that they be done by contractors that you, the buyer, select and under your supervision. Otherwise the work could be poorly done with incompetent labor and/or inferior materials. Never submit a contract to a buy a house after seeing it only once! Return for another look the following day or weekend, and again, if necessary. Visit the house immediately after a rain or heavy snow, if the weather cooperates, to see if there are visible water problems. Don’t be embarrassed to revisit the houses you like most. Remember, you don’t really “see” a house on the first visit but find yourself focusing on features like wallpaper, a great master bathroom, or garage space. You may have little or no memory or even an inaccurate impression of the rest of the house. Returning to the house several times will also give you an opportunity to engage the sellers in conversation about the neighborhood. Try to get the seller to take over as many of the purchase and sale expenses as possible. Do not let tradition or custom get in your way. The fact that the “buyer always pays for the survey” does not mean the seller cannot pay for it. Keep in mind that Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Administration (VA) loans do not allow the financing of points. Any points in financing these loans must be paid in cash by you or by the seller. A seller’s willingness to negotiate may depend on the market and how anxious he or she is to sell. In a tight market or if the seller has to move, he or she

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the chronicle | housing guide 2008-2009 may be willing to pay points. Shop around for the best mortgage terms. The lender with the lowest interest rates may also have the highest closing costs. You may be able to negotiate with your lender to waive or reduce certain fees if the competition among lenders is strong. Negotiate with attorneys on their fees. Most attorneys base their fees on a percentage of the price of the house. You may be able to negotiate an hourly rate with your attorney. SUMMARY Negotiating to buy a house is the process of telling sellers and their real estate agent at what price and on what terms you are interested in their property. Expect to haggle by insisting on the price and conditions that you desire. Many buyers don’t realize they are allowed to bargain on any feature of the deal, and traditional real estate professionals don’t always tell them. This is where the services of a buyer’s broker or agent can be valuable. Expect to make compromises. Read books and articles, consult friends, and hire professional advisors when needed. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Doing your homework will help you buy a house with the confidence and knowledge that you have made the best decisions. n

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LOCAL PLANTS: best bets for your garden BY BILL BAUCOM Nothing says “home” like some carefully selected and well-placed flora. Adding plants to your abode is a fun, easy and relatively inexpensive way to spruce things up, both inside and outside. Whether you have purchased a home in this area or are renting a house or apartment, knowing something about what grows well in this region can be very helpful in selecting the right plants. Michael Dupree, registered landscape contractor and general manager at For Garden’s Sake nursery in Durham, says that sometimes the hardest part of his business is matching plants to people. According to Dupree, the simplest and most effective approach for people considering outdoor plants is to divide their yard into four categories: – Mostly shade and dry. – Mostly shade and wet. – Mostly sun and dry. – Mostly sun and wet. Dupree says that by applying these basic guidelines, you can select the right plants for the various locations in your yard.

Lush, colorful azaleas are a beautiful way to brighten up a garden and thrive in dry, shady areas commonly found around the Southeast.

Camellias--found in white, pink or red--are plentiful in this region and can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Camellias are a beautiful choice and there are many varieties that grow well in our area. Camellias are evergreen shrubs and most of the blooms that you see locally are white, pink or red. They grow best in areas that are predominantly shady and dry and they are very drought tolerant. Dupree says that by planting several different types of camellias you can enjoy blooms from July through April. The Camellia sinensis blooms in July and August. Camellia sasanqua will bloom from September to December and can be planted in a spot that is sunny or shady. Camellia oleifera will bloom in December, January and February and is very hardy, withstanding temperatures well below freezing. The Camellia japonica blooms from late winter to early spring. Camellia leaves retain their deep, shiny green color yearlong and camellias can also be used as indoor container plants. Rhododendrons do best in areas that are mostly shady and moist. These are mountain plants and the native deciduous

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CROASDAILE CROSSINGS Croasdaile Crossings Apartments are in the perfect location for Duke graduate students and associates! Just a 5 minute drive to campus and the Medical Center, Croasdaile Crossings apartment community is located at the intersection of Carver and Front Streets surrounded by Durham’s most prestigious residential setting.

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Is Homeownership Right for You? Buying a home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. Homeownership has great benefits. Homeownership also comes with certain responsibilities. Are you ready for homeownership? Look at your current situation and determine if: - You have a steady, reliable source of income and a steady employment history for at least two years. - You have a credit history. - Your total debt is manageable and you can afford to take on the costs associated with homeownership. - You have money saved for a down payment and closing costs or you have access to other sources of funds, such as an employment bonus, tax refund, or a gift from a relative. Think about your future plans that might affect your ability to manage the costs of homeownership. Consider whether you need to make lifestyle changes that might include not taking expensive vacations or purchasing luxury cars, and dining out less. Consider the costs of a growing family when looking at your homeownership budget. Consider whether your future plans might include a wedding or college education for yourself or your children. And remember, the mortgage is not the only expense you need to consider. Homeownership comes with other potential budget items such as repairs, maintenance, taxes, landscaping, etc. Once you fully understand your current situation, your future plans, and the big picture in terms of homeownership, it’s important to look at the pros and cons of homeownership to make the best decision for you and your family.

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Myths About Homeownership How lenders assess mortgage applications has changed a lot in the last 20 years. What closed the door to homeownership then may not be a factor today. The following are some common homeownership myths: Myth: You need great credit to become a homeowner. Fact: You may still be able to buy a home and you have less-than-perfect credit. And remember, you can improve your credit over time. But if you are buying a home and you

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have less-than-perfect credit, talk to a housing counselor who can help you avoid a mortgage you can’t afford. It is important to comparison shop. Be wary of a lender who tells you, “Your less-than-perfect credit means that no one but me will work with you to find you a loan.” Myth: You need to put 20% down to buy a home. Fact: There are many types of mortgage products and programs that allow low and no down payments. But remember that your interest rate may be higher for a low or no down payment loan. Also, be sure to factor in other costs such as closing costs, property taxes, moving expenses, and repairs. Myth: You can’t buy a home in the U.S. if you’re not a citizen. Fact: If you’re a permanent or non-permanent resident alien, you can purchase a home in the U.S. Myth: If you don’t have a bank account or credit cards, you can’t qualify for a mortgage. Fact: Having a bank account is always a good idea and helps you establish credit. However, lenders can approve you for a mortgage even if you don’t have a bank account or credit cards. You’ll likely need to keep records showing a history of payments you’ve made for items such as rent, utilities, and car payments. Myth: Lenders share your personal financial information with other companies. Fact: By law, banks and other financial institutions are restricted in their uses and disclosures of information about you. In some situations, you may choose to restrict the disclosure of your information if you don’t want it to be shared. If you are unsure how your information will be used, don’t be afraid to ask – it’s your right to know. Myth: If you’re late on your monthly mortgage payments, you’ll lose your house. Fact: If you have a financial hardship, like the death of your spouse or a medical emergency, and fall behind, it’s possible to keep your home and get back on track if you continued on page 41


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Homeownership is more affordable than you think Single Family Homes from the low $200s in RTP!

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LEAVE EVERYTHING TO ‘CHANCE’ LET A DURHAM NATIVE WITH 10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE ASSIST YOU. WHY RENT, IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BUY. FULL RELOCATION/CONCIERGE SERVICE.

4BR/2.5BA/2180SF Classic Traditional w/ rocking chair front porch/eat in kitchen w/bay window/family room w/ brick fireplace/two huge decks/private fenced back yard/ 5 min to Duke/ $264,900

3BR/2.5BA/1621SF Lakeview property/family room w/vaulted ceiling and built-ins/bright kitchen/ MBR w/glamour bath, vaulted ceiling & lake view/close to Duke & Southpoint/$195,500

2BR/2BA/1463SF Stunning end unit town home/remodeled kitchen w/ new cabinets, counters, eat in bar & appliances/BA are upgraded with tile/ stone /split floor plan/home office/ two sided fireplace/trendy decor/ huge deck with great landscaping/ East CH schools/$205,000

5BR/3BA/2890SF Walk out basement (plumbed for full BA)/hardwood floors/bonus room/ Master BA w/tiled glamour bath/42” cabinets in kitchen/ fireplace/French doors/ large deck/private yard/ paid &352K in ‘06 (a steal!)/ $299,900 3BR/2.5BA/2280SF Traditional home on 1 acre+ lot/hardwood floors/corian counter tops in kitchen/new carpet/Master BA w/ garden tub, sep shower, double vanity/privacy on this non restricted lot/ exterior freshly painted last year/ easy commute to Duke/ $224,500

2BR/1.5BA/1025SF spacious condo/private patio/1 year home warranty/walk to Weaver Street and the Farmers Market or bike to UNC/ Downtown Carrboro/ perfect for a roommate situation $149,900 3BR/2.5BA/1520SF Cozy FR w/gas fireplace/large kitchen/ DR with great view of the pond/screened porch/MBR w/trey ceiling and glamour bath/yard views of the pond/buffer/ 2 minutes to I-85 $159,900

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contact your lender early. Even if it is not possible to keep your home, you can sell your home and possibly buy a less expensive one rather than face foreclosure. Myth: You can’t get a mortgage if you’ve changed jobs several times in the last few years. Fact: Not true. You can change jobs several times and still get a loan to buy a home. Lenders understand that people change jobs. The important thing is to show that you’ve had a stable income.

Where you live matters.

Homeowner Readiness Knowledge Check Check if you know what you need to in order to become a responsible homeowner. Which of the following should NOT factor into determining how much house you can afford? A. Your debt-to-income ratio B. Maintenance expenses associated with the home C. Anticipated future income D. Property taxes, homeowner association fees and other costs True or False: You can’t buy a home in the U.S. if you are not a U.S. citizen. True False Mortgage lenders recommend that your housing expenseto-income ratio is no more than: A. 18% B. 28% C. 36% D. 42% n Answers: 1-C. Determine what you can afford based on your current financial picture, not what you think it might be in the future. 2-False. If you’re a permanent or non-permanent resident alien, you can purchase a home in the U.S. 3-B.

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Mortgage Glossary: Homeowning A to Z A Amortization: repayment of a mortgage loan through monthly installments of principal and interest; the monthly payment amount is based on a schedule that will allow you to own your home at the end of a specific time period (for example, 15 or 30 years). Annual Percentage Rate (APR): calculated by using a standard formula, the APR shows the cost of a loan; expressed as a yearly interest rate, it includes the interest, points, mortgage insurance, and other fees associated with the loan. Appraisal: a document that gives an estimate of a property’s fair market value; an appraisal is generally required by a lender before loan approval to ensure that the mortgage loan amount is not more than the value of the property. ARM: Adjustable Rate Mortgage; a mortgage loan subject to changes in interest rates; when rates change, ARM monthly payments increase or decrease at intervals determined by the lender; the change in monthly-payment amount, however, is usually subject to a cap.

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• Walking distance to the Eno River • 10 minutes to Duke and Downtown Durham • 16 acres of neighborhood open space • Homesites with easy-care yards & landscaping • Quality crafted homes available or build with our custom builder team • Quiet cul-de-sac community with sidewalks & tree-lined streets • Easley Elementary, Brogden Middle, & Riverside High School Directions: Hillsborough Rd or I-85 to Cole Mill Rd; right on Rose of Sharon; left at waterfall entrance into River’s Edge. Sarah Artz (919) 630-1157 Kathleen Williams (919) 219-8546

Assessor: a government official who is responsible for determining the value of a property for the purpose of taxation. Assumable mortgage: a mortgage that can be transferred from a seller to a buyer; once the loan is assumed by the buyer the seller is no longer responsible for repaying it; there may be a fee and/or a credit package involved in the transfer of an assumable mortgage. B Balloon Mortgage: a mortgage that typically offers low rates for an initial period of time (usually 5, 7, or 10) years; after that time period elapses, the balance is due or is refinanced by the borrower. Building code: based on agreed upon safety standards within a specific area, a building code is a regulation that determines the design, construction, and materials used in building. Budget: a detailed record of all income earned and spent during a specific period of time. C Cash reserves: a cash amount sometimes required to be held in reserve in addition to the down payment and closing costs; the amount is determined by the lender. Certificate of title: a document provided by a qualified source (such as a title company) that shows the property legally belongs to the current owner; before the title is transferred at closing, it should be clear and free of all liens or other claims. Closing: also known as settlement, this is the time at which the property is formally sold and transferred from the seller to the buyer; it is at this time that the borrower takes on the loan obligation, pays all closing costs, and receives title from the seller. Commission: an amount, usually a percentage of the property sales price, that is collected by a real estate professional as a fee for negotiating the transaction. Conventional loan: a private sector loan, one that is not guaranteed or insured by the U.S. government. Cooperative (Co-op): residents purchase stock in a cooperative corporation that owns a structure; each stockholder is then entitled to live in a specific unit of the structure and is responsible for paying a portion of the loan. Credit bureau score: a number representing the possibility a borrower may default; it is based upon credit history and is used to determine ability to qualify for a mortgage loan. D Debt-to-income ratio: a comparison of gross income to housing and non-housing expenses; with the FHA, themonthly mortgage payment should be no more than 29% of monthly gross income (before taxes) and the mortgage payment combined with non-housing debts should not exceed 41% of income. Deed-in-lieu: to avoid foreclosure (“in lieu” of foreclosure), a deed is given to the lender to fulfill the obligation to repay the debt; this process doesn’t allow the borrower to remain in the house but helps avoid the costs, time, and effort associated with foreclosure. Default: the inability to pay monthly mortgage payments in a timely manner or to otherwise meet the mortgage terms. Delinquency: failure of a borrower to make timely mortgage payments under a loan agreement. Discount point: normally paid at closing and generally calculated to be equivalent to 1% of the total loan amount, discount points are paid to reduce the interest rate on a loan. E Earnest money: money put down by a potential buyer to show that he or she is serious about purchasing the home; it becomes part of the down payment if the offer is accepted, is returned if the offer is rejected, or is forfeited if the buyer pulls out of the deal. EEM: Energy Efficient Mortgage; an FHA program that helps homebuyers save money on utility bills by enabling them to finance the cost of adding energy efficiency features to a new or existing home as part of the home purchase Equity: an owner’s financial interest in a property; calculated by subtracting the amount still owed on the mortgage loan(s)from the fair market value of the property. Escrow account: a separate account into which the lender puts a portion of each monthly mortgage payment; an escrow account provides the funds needed for such expenses as property taxes, homeowners insurance, mortgage insurance, etc. continued on page 45


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New Listings

5800 Knight Drive

HOPE VALLEY

1209 Briarwood Drive

Classic Cape Cod on Hope Valley Golf Course. Separate LR & DR, paneled family room, sunroom, 2 car garage. Almost 1 acre. $345,000

2306 Tampa Avenue Hillandale Traditional ranch with vintage charm near Hillandale Golf Course. Large formal LR. Spacious FR w/fireplace & built-ins. Large screen porch. $199,500

Low maintenance lifestyle! Unique & private across from Hope Valley. Lovely 1 1 /2 story. 3BR design w/1st floor master. Open floor plan. $350,000

2519 Chapel Hill Street

Wa Wa/Tuscaloosa WOW! Totally renovated 4 BR, 2.5 Bath home with plenty of entertainment spaces and a secret garden! $289,900

Contemporary home north of Chapel Hill on over 13 private acres. Open spaces abound. Includes a 578 SF detached & wired workshop. $379,900

109 Montrose Drive

Stunning 4 bedroom, 2901 SF traditional. Over-sized deck w/pergola, private & landscaped back yard. Downstairs study/formal LR, DR, FR. $384,900

MEBANE Charming transitional home w/stylish interior. Hardwoods, 9ft ceilings. Kitchen w/island and pantry. Backs up to natural setting. Many other special features. $158,900

DUNBARTON Light filled home w/walls of windows. Spacious, quiet location. Great for entertaining. 2 MBR on first floor. Huge LR w/fireplace. Pool & clubhouse. $300,000

12 Cloverhill Place

37 Cheswick

THE VALLEY

1600 Cheyenne Drive 8033 Sundance 15 Wilhelm

HILLSBOROUGH

SOUTHPOINT AREA Price Reduced

DUKE FOREST

NORTH DURHAM Wonderful open floorplan. Great room w/vaulted ceilings. Stainless appliances in kitchen. Guest BR w/ full bath on first floor. 5 BR up. Large deck w/spa. $355,000

Renovated one level home on 2 idyllic acres. New kitchen and glass sunroom. Option to own adjoining 2 acres lots at $160,000. $385,000

Land Listings

Stately 2-story on beautiful high, wide lot. Spacious LR w/adjacent Study/Family Room, large formal Dining Room. 3BRs up, 1BR down. Side terrace. $395,000

31 Birnham Lane

SURREY GREEN

Lovely .67 acre wooded lot. Quiet, elegant setting near HVGC. $149,000

10 Wilhelm

DUKE FOREST Beautiful high building lot with great views of Duke Forest. $160,000

Piney Creek Lane

OFF FRIENDS SCHOOL RD. Exquisite 10 acre custom home site high on a ridge. $390,000

1400 Arnette Avenue 7601 Wilkerson Road

FOREST HILLS

CEDAR GROVE

Vintage home w/historic interest, good condition. Over 3000 SF sited on 10 acres. Additional acreage for sale. In ground pool and pool house. $395,000

2712 Montcastle Court

CAMERON WOODS New Construction

Exquisite Craftsmanship & Detail! 4 level home with basement & 3rd floor. Light-filled family room. Lovely kitchen with breakfast nook. Main floor with bedroom & bath. $399,000

ENO PARK AREA 12+ acre adjacent to Eno Park. Brick/vinyl sided Cape Cod with 1st floor MBR, large Kitchen/Morning Room and spacious screen porch. $575,000

1100 Sweetflag HILLSBOROUGH New Construction Peaceful, pastoral setting surrounds extraordinary stone & shingle home. Open floorplan. First floor master. Deck with vaulted screened in porch. $600,000 3806 Northampton

NEW HOPE VALLEY Quintessential Southern Regency brick home. Open foyer leads to all first floor living. Lower level has great family space w/small bath & kitchen. $650,000

3431 Dover Road HOPE VALLEY Lovely, elegant formal rooms. Charming kitchen opens to fabulous sunroom. Lower level with play room, bedroom & bath. Pretty yard w/brick & stone paths. $657,500 1533 Hermitage Court FOREST HILLS Stately brick residence in premier location. Elegant, immaculate, well maintained. Ideal spaces for every need. Pretty yard. $665,000 619 Greenwood Road CHAPEL HILL In the heart of Chapel Hill, 1.4+/- acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. Wide open floor plan, lovely views and wonderful studio for artists, designers or other creative people. $675,000 4004 Bristol Road HOPE VALLEY Wide Open Spaces. Fresh, neutral paint, pretty hardwood floors, wonderful master, cozy family room. On great acre convenient to HV pool & tennis. $699,900 3901 Nottaway Road HOPE VALLEY Wonderful family home w/terrific spaces for entertaining. Spacious master bedroom & master bath w/sauna. Dramatic dual staircase, 10’ ceiling, hardwoods. $725,000

Under $200,000

1420 N Mangum Street

815 Riverbark

Studio to exercise space. Big family get together to intimate dinner party. Large

302 Old Franklin Grove FRANKLIN GROVE Beautifully crafted townhome. Soapstone & walnut countertops in SS kitchen. Stained floors & doors. Walled brick courtyard w/charming garden space. $739,000

open spaces & lots of natural light. A ranch with Pizzazz! $399,900

Signature Homes

HIDDEN HOLLOW Great location. Split floor plan. Lovely wooded lots. Fireplace w/marble surround. Ceramic

3843 Somerset Drive

DUKE PARK Price Reduced

HOPE VALLEY

11 Willow Bridge

WILLOW BRIDGE Spacious townhome with new carpet. Large BR & deck. $107,000

Fabulously detailed 3 BR ranch w/space for family living!! Deck for entertaining!! Spacious formal areas & nicely sized bedrooms on a .849 acre lot!! $399,900

1021 Zachary Lane HILLSBOROUGH Custom designed 4 BR brick home on 10+ acres. Kitchen is a chef’s dream. Includes wooded & cleared areas that could be a horse farm. $810,000

105 Parkerson Lane CARRIAGE DOWNS Perfectly maintained townhome. Move in condition including refrigerator, washer & dryer. Close to shops and restaurants. East access. Nice back yard. $147,000

2906 Montgomery

3522 Westover

Wonderful passive solar, 5 BR contemporary just minutes from Duke. Informal, family friendly living w/extensive decks. Low maintenance yard. $400,000

HOPE VALLEY Golf course views! This lovely, well-built brick home has a fantastic lot with tremendous curb appeal. Large open spaces for entertaining, updated kitchen. $850,000

10 Greenside Court

520 Sunset Hills

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$104,900

DUKE FOREST Price Reduced

1911 Front Street E. CROASDAILE Top floor 3 BR/2BA condo w/elevator service. Formal LR & DR. Sun Room overlooking golf course. Updated kitchen cabinets. Well-kept building & neighborhood. $189,000

Rare opportunity for a prime property w/lovely view of HVGC. Open, sunny, pristine! Pretty areas for entertaining. Overlooking carefully maintained gardens. $415,000

705 Soft Tree Lane

2014 Hillock Place

COUNTRY CLUB HEIGHTS Price Reduced What a STEAL! Priced to sell! First floor master & 1 car garage! 2100+/- SF. Easy access to Eno State Park, Duke & RTP. $196,000

201,000 - $300,000 2027 Bivins

LAKEWOOD Price Reduced Unique mid-century on cul-de-sac near Duke Forest. Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath with study and family room. Large private backyard.

$217,900

14 Porchlight

GARRETT FARMS Price Reduced Charming 2350 SF traditional sits on spacious lot. Loads of storage space in full length attic & basement. 4 BR/2.5 BA. Oversized garage. $299,900

$301,000 - $500,000 12 Sanderling Court

WOODCROFT Shaker simplicity! Beautiful woodwork, refinished floors. Third floor BR, BA & study. LL bonus w/patio access. Great deck & backyard. $319,000

3505 Wyndham Lane

WHITEHALL Price Reduced Beautiful cul-de-sac lot with immaculate home. Open floor plan with lots of light. Neutral colors. 4 Bedrooms plus a study. Nicely landscaped. $324,000

6605 Huntingridge Road

FALCONBRIDGE Scale down to something wonderful! Charming 1 level, traditional home w/LR, DR, FR, Sun Room PLUS Double Garage. $325,000

3910 Springstop Lane

GARRETT FARMS Spectacular Pulte plan w/2 story FR. LR-DR & large kitchen! Seller unable to make any physical improvements to property, but would welcome any offer! $325,000

110 Whitney Lane

AUBURN HILLS Superior home in premium location. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. Gleaming hardwoods, ceramic flooring, dream kitchen. Excellent floorplan. $328,000

8011 Sundance THE RESERVE AT SOUTHPOINT

New Construction

Custom 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home with bonus, hardwoods down, granite counters and many more upgrades. Walk to Southpoint. $333,000

SURREY GREEN

NORTH DURHAM

Well constructed & meticulously maintained. Wonderful floorplan w/front & back stair, large master & lovely formal LR. Huge bonus.

35 Cheswick Place

$424,000

THE VALLEY

Beautifully designed and constructed. Large elegant rooms, high ceilings, gorgeous moldings. Private brick patio. $450,000

919 S. Ten Oaks Drive

TEN OAKS - HORSE COUNTRY

10 acre horse farm on cul-de-sac w/solid log/deck home. Open plan, huge deck & screened porch. 3-stall barn, tack room, wash stall, run-in shelter, riding arena & trails. $460,000

4537 Kerley Road

KERLINGTON

Lovely brick home w/large updated kitchen. Wonderful screened porch opening to deck & beautiful fenced lawn & forested back yard. Great privacy. $475,000

2823 DeKalb

DUKE FOREST Price Reduced

Serene family home on a lovely lot. Loads of space, all brick exterior, bike ride to Duke & close to everything. And now it is a GREAT BUY, too!! $499,000

$501,000 - $749,000 5119 Troon Lane

WILLOWHAVEN

Spectacular contemporary w/lake frontage. Fabulous outdoor living spaces w/huge deck surrounding pool. Great new kitchen. Designed for entertaining $515,000

3632 Carlisle Drive

NEW HOPE VALLEY Price Reduced

Outstanding 4 bedroom 3 bath New England Colonial. Open floor plan. Two tiered deck is surrounded by wooded back yard. $535,000

9001 Gallop Lane

BLACK HORSE RUN

House with 7 acres. 4 board fenced pastures, 3 stall barn with electricity and well. Hay storage area, wash stall, tack and feed room. $550,000

457 Mike Lindley Road

CHATHAM COUNTY

33+ acre horse farm. Designed for easy horse-keeping. Contemporary house in excellent condition. Pond, fenced pastures & more. $575,000

HORSE COUNTRY Dramatic renovated Timberframe on 54 gorgeous acres! 6-stall main barn, 2nd barn, outbuildings, pond, fencing & more! Spectacular vistas! $875,000

3824 Bristol Road HOPE VALLEY Exquisite home a half block from Country Club. Beautifully decorated. Great house for an au pair. Lovely detailing. California closets. $975,000 3603 Dairy Pond Place CROASDAILE FARMS Complete privacy surrounds unique estate home on 1.7 acres. Extraordinary Old World construction. Fine millwork throughout. $935,000 200 Donegal Drive

THE OAKS Gorgeous home w/ first floor master on #8 Chapel Hill CC. Recent renovations. Floating staircase in marble foyer. Kitchen open to breakfast & family room. $1,195,000

4000 Nottaway Drive

HOPE VALLEY Amazing renovation! Huge basement has potential for media room, wine cellar, exercise room, plus more. Great builder! $1,200,000

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F Fair Housing Act: a law that prohibits discrimination in all facets of the homebuying process on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. Fair market value: the hypothetical price that a willing buyer and seller will agree upon when they are acting freely, carefully, and with complete knowledge of the situation. Fannie Mae: Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA); a federally-chartered enterprise owned by private stockholders that purchases residential mortgages and converts them into securities for sale to investors; by purchasing mortgages, Fannie Mae supplies funds that lenders may loan to potential homebuyers. FHA: Federal Housing Administration; established in 1934 to advance homeownership opportunities for all Americans; assists homebuyers by providing mortgage insurance to lenders to cover most losses that may occur when a borrower defaults; this encourages lenders to make loans to borrowers who might not qualify for conventional mortgages. Fixed-rate mortgage: a mortgage with payments that remain the same throughout the life of the loan because the interest rate and other terms are fixed and do not change. Freddie Mac: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLM); a federally-chartered corporation that purchases residential mortgages, securitizes them, and sells them to investors; this provides lenders with funds for new homebuyers. G Ginnie Mae: Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA); a government-owned corporation overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ginnie Mae pools FHA-insured and VA-guaranteed loans to back securities for private investment; as with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the investment income provides funding that may then be lent to eligible borrowers by lenders. Good faith estimate: an estimate of all closing fees including pre-paid and escrow items as well as lender charges; must be given to the borrower within three days after submission of a loan application. H HELP: Homebuyer Education Learning Program; an educational program from the FHA that counsels people about the homebuying process; HELP covers topics like budgeting, finding a home, getting a loan, and home maintenance; in most cases, completion of the program may entitle the homebuyer to a reduced initial FHA mortgage insurance premium-from 2.25% to 1.75% of the home purchase price. Home warranty: offers protection for mechanical systems and attached appliances against unexpected repairs not covered by homeowner’s insurance; overage extends over a specific time period and does not cover the home’s structure. Housing counseling agency: provides counseling and assistance to individuals on a variety of issues, including loan default, fair housing, and homebuying. HUD: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; established in 1965, HUD works to create a decent home and suitable living environment for all Americans; it does this by addressing housing needs, improving and developing American communities, and enforcing fair housing laws. HUD1 Statement: also known as the “settlement sheet,” it itemizes all closing costs; must be given to the borrower at or before closing. HVAC: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; a home’s heating and cooling system. I Interest rate: the amount of interest charged on a monthly loan payment; usually expressed as a percentage. Insurance: protection against a specific loss over a period of time that is secured by the payment of a regularly scheduled premium. J Judgment: a legal decision; when requiring debt repayment, a judgment may include a property lien that secures the creditor’s claim by providing a collateral source. L Lease purchase: assists low- to moderate-income homebuyers in purchasing a home by allowing them to lease a home with an option to buy; the rent payment is made up of the monthly rental payment plus an additional amount that is credited to an account for use as a down payment. continued on page 46

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Lien: a legal claim against property that must be satisfied when the property is sold. Loan-to-value (LTV) ratio: a percentage calculated by dividing the amount borrowed by the price or appraised value of the home to be purchased; the higher the LTV, the less cash a borrower is required to pay as down payment. Lock-in: since interest rates can change frequently, many lenders offer an interest rate lock-in that guarantees a specific interest rate if the loan is closed within a specific time. Loss mitigation: a process to avoid foreclosure; the lender tries to help a borrower who has been unable to make loan payments and is in danger of defaulting on his or her loan. M Margin: an amount the lender adds to an index to determine the interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage. Mortgage: a lien on the property that secures the promise to repay a loan. Mortgage banker: a company that originates loans and resells them to secondary mortgage lenders like Fannie Mae or

Freddie Mac. Mortgage broker: a firm that originates and processes loans for a number of lenders. Mortgage insurance: a policy that protects lenders against some or most of the losses that can occur when a borrower defaults on a mortgage loan; mortgage insurance is required primarily for borrowers with a down payment of less than 20% of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purchase price. Mortgage insurance premium (MIP): a monthly payment - usually part of the mortgage payment - paid by a borrower for mortgage insurance. Mortgage Modification: a loss mitigation option that allows a borrower to refinance and/or extend the term of the mortgage loan and thus reduce the monthly payments. O Origination: the process of preparing, submitting, and evaluating a loan application; generally includes a credit check, verification of employment, and a property appraisal. Origination fee: the charge for originating a loan; is usually calculated in the form of points and paid at closing.

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J & L Sorenson Enterprises

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Large 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments Locations

225-227 South 5th Street 217-219 South 5th Street 209-211 South 5th Street 327-329 East 7th Street 324 East 7th Street

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The Iowa State Daily is published Monday through Friday during the nine-month academic year except for university holidays, scheduled breaks and finals week. The Daily is published as a semiweekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer sessions, except during finals week. Editorial opinions expressed are set by the Iowa State Daily Editorial Board. The Daily is published by the Iowa State Daily Publication Board, Room 108 Hamilton Hall, Ames, Iowa, 50011. The Iowa State Daily Publication Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month during the academic school year in Hamilton Hall at 5 p.m.

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Renter’s Guide is published by the Iowa State Daily in conjunction with the ISU Off-Campus Housing Fair sponsored by

Ames Property Managers’ Network and the following property managers and businesses: Renter’s Guide Managers Ashley Sornsen Trista Kerger Carrie Gottschalk

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AMES PROPERTY MANAGERS’ NETWORK

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Ames Property Managers’ Network Meet the Network! Campustown Property Management www.isucampustown.com 515.598.9000

University West

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Shriver Rental Properties

Hunziker Property Management

Jensen Property Management

www.arkae.com 515.292.7871

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Triplett Real Estate

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Haverkamp Properties

www.fpmofames.com 515.292.5020

Total Property Management

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J & L Sorenson Enterprises

www.jlsorenson.com 515.292.6642

1st Property Management

www.hunziker.com 515.233.4440

Arkae Management

Professional Property Management www.ppm-inc.com 515.292.5718

McKel Group

Petallowed.com

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Gentry Management Services

www.southduffatisu.com 515.956.7660

www.general-property.com 515.270.0558

Horizon Properties

www.horizon-properties.com 515.292.3479

South Duff Community Park

University Plains Community Park www.universityplains.com 515.292.0229

Tuesday, Feb.12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union Join us for the chance to see and discuss all of the great apartments and properties Ames Property Managers’ Network has to offer.


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Affordable Apartments with Dan Craig 602 Clark

2810 Grand

• 1 BR apartments in North Ames • Cat friendly • FREE High Speed wireless internet • FREE Cable • Tenant only pays electric • Plenty of parking • $480 / Month • Clean & Quiet

• Near Downtown • $335 - $395/month •Efficiency apartments • Tenant only pays electric

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ISU Students On-Campus Apartments?

Why Do So Many Choose

There Are So Many Advantages to Enjoy!

Brent Carroll, Iowa Speech Communication and Communication Studies Lives on campus—Frederiksen Court Apartments Hobbies include ISU Mascot Squad, ISU Republicans, and intramurals “Freddy is a great place to live! Furnished apartment-style living is extremely comfortable, not to mention many of my friends live close by in the other buildings to make a nice social atmosphere. Living right across the street from campus makes all my classes within walking distance, and CyRide is available as well. The Hawthorn Market is also a great, quiet place to study and is open late with really great food! This nice, flexible style of living on your own combined with a social environment really makes Freddy a great place to live!”

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Frederiksen Court

SUV Apartments

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monthly bills or deposits • High-speed Internet, cable, and all other utilities included • Furnished, including washer/dryer in each apartment • 9-month, 12-month, and summer contracts • Planning to graduate, student teach, take an internship, or study abroad? You can be released from your contract without penalty for academic reasons! • Must be a 2nd year student or at least 19 years of age

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roommates welcome High-speed Internet, cable, water, and trash collection included • Pets welcome • Planning to graduate, student teach, take an internship, or study abroad? You can be released from your contract without penalty for academic reasons! • Furnished apartments available • Singles (19 or older), families, and Post-Docs • One of the lowest rates in town •

(515) 294-2900 • housing@iastate.edu www.housing.iastate.edu

Melanie Griswold, Iowa Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production Lives on campus—SUV Apartments Hobbies include shopping and hanging out with my friends! “I decided to live in SUV because I wanted a place to live on my own and be close to campus. I LOVE that my apartment has two floors and my own kitchen—it makes me feel independent. I also like that I can have my rent directly put on my u-bill and that I am surrounded by students in my community!”

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Horizon Properties Call Today! 515.292.3479 or 515.292.5050 or check us out on the web at www.Horizon-Properties.com

Timbercreek Apartments 610 Squaw Creek Drive 2 bedroom, 2 bath with garages

Polaris Apartments 3212 Polaris Drive â&#x20AC;˘ 3219 Roy Key 1 & 2 bedroom, 2 bath with garages washer and dryer in most units

Town Centre Apartments 802 6th Street 1&2 bedroom, 1 bath

Tall Timber Apartments 644 Squaw Creek Drive efficiency, 2 & 3 bedroom, 2 bath

Campus Pointe Apartments 150 Campus Avenue efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, 2 bath

Delaware Woods Apartments 1121 Delaware Avenue 2 & 3 bedroom with garages


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COLLEGE IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE. Campustown Property Management has everything you need to ensure that your college years at Iowa State are your best: • • • • •

All apartments within two blocks of Iowa State campus The widest variety of apartment styles and houses Furnished 3 and 4 bedroom units available at Legacy Tower, including flat-panel TVs Free Ames Racquet and Fitness Club memberships for all tenants Free high-speed internet and expanded-basic cable in most units

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For Sale

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Condominiums at

• 1 BR $86,300 $436/month • 2 BR $117,900 $596/month Rates example of 20% down, 30yr amort, 6.5% interest with balloon payment

• Low monthly payments • 3 year tax abatement • Storm shelter, exercise room & lobby Becky Kerns • 291 - 0808 Becky.Kerns@hunziker.com Builder is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Iowa

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With our commitment to service and excellence, you can rest easy knowing that we will help you find the

perfect place to live.

2608 Hunt

124 N. Hyland

111 Sheldon

Randall Corporation has been providing quality residential services to the Iowa State community for over 35 years. We offer units close to the Iowa State campus ranging from studio apartments to five bedroom houses.

232-2580 • info@randallcorp.com • www.randallcorp.com Aspen Business Park • 420 South 17th Street Ames IA 50010


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416-616 Billy Sunday Rd southduffatisu.com

• All inclusive packages available in ten spacious floorplans • Individual leases by the bedroom • Private garages • Exclusive pass to Ames Racquet & Fitness • Free private shuttle service to ISU • Free private shuttle service to nightlife entertainment • FREE high speed Internet • FREE expanded basic cable (SHOWTIME) included • Pet friendly

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292-0229 universityplains.com 4912 Mortensen Rd

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South Meadow Apartments 321 S. 5th Street Great Selections of 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments FREE heat, cable, high speed internet & water On Cy-Ride Carports available Quiet, relaxed atmosphere

Maplewood Apartments 1108 S. 4th Street 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms & Efficiencies FREE heat, high speed internet, cable & water On Cy-Ride On site laundry Close to Jack Trice

Westbury Apartments 4518 Hutchison 1 & 2 Bedrooms FREE heat, high speed internet, cable & water Secured entrance Garages and on-site laundry On Cy-Ride Private balcony

Not just an apartment, it’s a home! 232-4765 • www.southmeadowapartments.com


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Make Your

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131Hyland

1 bedroom apartments FREE internet, cable & heat Pay ONLY electric

528&530Welch Ave.

2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments FREE internet, cable & heat Pay ONLY electric

Campus Centre

307Ash

1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments FREE heat & water ON-SITE laundry internet & satelite TV OPTIONAL

moreCampus Locations

3206 Lincoln Way 3-4 BR. Apt. Pay electric

801-807 Beach

2 BR. Duplex, Great tailgating location

125 Campus Ave. 4 BR. Apt. Pay electric

2922 West St.

2-3 BR. Apt. Pay electric & internet

134 Campus Ave. 1-2-3 BR. Apt. Pay electric

4325 Todd Dr.

2-3 BR. Apt. Pay electric, WD in Apt.

145 Campus Ave. 1-2-3 BR. Apts.

101-103 Riverside 3 BR. Duplex, Great tailgating location

2412 Knapp St.

4 BR. House

contact us: 515.292.7777 or www.totalpropertyames.com


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With Locations on

Stange, Aspen & Kent Ave.

Somerset

1 & 2 bedroom apartments FREE internet, cable & heat Washer/Dryer in MOST units Pay ONLY electric Garage INCLUDED in MOST units

POOL and USE CLUB HO Locations on

Mayfield & Walton

Fountain View

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Northern Lights

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420 S. 4th St.

1-2 BR. Apt. Pay electric

3506 Coy St.

2 BR. House

1511-1513 Duff

1 BR. Duplex

3404 Coy St.

2 BR. Apts. Cat friendly

801 Crawford

2 BR. Duplex

3413 Coy St.

3 BR. House

1125-1127 Kellog

4 BR. & 2 BR. Duplex

3418 Coy St.

1 BR. Apts. Cat friendly

4404 Lincoln Swing

2 BR. Apts. Cat friendly

1406-1408 Carroll 1 BR. Duplex

contact us: 515.292.7777 or www.totalpropertyames.com


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Westbrook Terrace Apartments 4300 Westbrook Dr. • Ames, Iowa

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Located on the north side of West Lincoln Blvd.

Offering a Variety of Efficiencies, 1 & 2 bedrooms at a very reasonable monthly rent.

Just a block east of Dakota Drive 4300 Westbrook

• Most units include a complete appliance package featuring a self - cleaning range, full sized refrigerators, microwaves and most units have dishwashers. • All apartments feature ceiling fans and vertical blinds as well as central air/heat. (Heating cost is included in the monthly rent for the majority of the apartments). • Some two bedrooms have 1 & 1/2 baths • Large laundry rooms are conveniently located...

4212 Westbrook

• Cy-Ride (Red Route) available at corner... • ON - SITE - Management and Maintenance (Available for routine maintenance, repairs and emergencies).

Managed By: Alliance Realty Company On Site Management: Sally & Jerry Bratmiller Email: sallybrattmiller@yahoo.com

Please call us at :

515-292-3555


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to get your favorite floor plan

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No Smoking • On campus parking available, permit required • Very clean and quiet • All utilities included • Pet Friendly •

All Utilities Included

We Pay Cable High Speed Internet Heat/Air Electric Water Garbage

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WINDSOR POINTE APARTMENTS

• Huge 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartment Homes • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Full-Size Washer/Dryer • Abundant Closet Space • Private Patio/Balcony • BBQ/Picnic Area • 24-Hour Fitness Center • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance • Playground • Clubhouse • Central Air • Gas Heat • Pet Friendly (restrictions apply)

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• FREE HEAT! • Fully Equipped Kitchen • Private Patio/Balcony • Community Laundry • Building Elevator • Limited Access Entries • Fitness Center • Covered Parking Available • Library/Lounge Area • Reservable Community Room • Pet Friendly (restrictions apply)

Brighton Park


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Close to E. Hy-Vee, Cy-Ride & Target • FREE parking for all tenants • High speed internet in

L I VE HERE for $212 a person in a 4 Bedroom Apartment

three and four bedroom apartements • On-site manager • On-site laundry • Large cedar deck

• FREE membe rs h i p t o A m e s R a c q u e t & F i t n e s s C e n t e r • 3 B e d ro o m - $ 7 50 •

all bedrooms • FREE cable • Basketball court in park like setting • Private balconies available • Two,

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Pets Welcome

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West Wood Village

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Fireplace

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Hunziker Property Management

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4815, 4901 & 4915 Todd Dr.

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Raphael & Sinclair Ave.

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J & L Sorenson Enterprises

515-292-6642

324 East 7th St.

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Jensen Property Management

515-233-2752

1305 Coconino Rd.

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Emerald Dr. Patio Home

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Fountain View Mortensen Rd.

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Fountain View 1308 Walton

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Oakview I in Huxley, IA

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Oakview II in Huxley, IA

Pets Welcome

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PETALLOWED.COM (Lad Grove)

Pets Welcome

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515-232-8579

506 S. Franklin

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515-292-3108

247 N Sheldon Ave.

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Professional Property Management

515-232-5718

Cranford

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Gateway

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Riverbirch

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Oakridge

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Delores

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Randall Corporation

515-233-2580

112 Campus Ave.

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240 Campus Ave.

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Randall Corporation continued. 3

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2520 Chamberlain

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2612 Hunt St.

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2625 Hunt St.

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2632 Hunt St.

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2636 Hunt St.

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124 Hyland Ave.

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2821 Lincoln Way

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111 Sheldon Ave.

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127 1/2 Welch Ave.

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129 Welch Ave.

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Maplewood

E-3

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Westbury

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125 Campus Ave.

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Total Property Management

134 Campus

Handicap Access

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South Meadow Apartments/Shriver Properties

530 Welch Ave.

Fitness Membership

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431 Welch Ave.

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2608 Hunt St.

2-4

Fitness Room

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2607 Hunt St.

528 Welch Ave.

Sports Courts

515-233-2580

244 Campus Ave.

224 Hayward Ave.

Hot Tub

Pool

Patio/Balcony

St.orage

Garbage Disposal

Dishwasher

On-Site Laundry

Washer/Dryer

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University West Properties, LLC Bird & Celtic Place

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Pets Welcome

Handicap Access

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Sports Courts

Hot Tub

Pool

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St.orage

Garbage Disposal

Dishwasher

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Washer/Dryer

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High Speed Internet

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Cable Paid

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Heat Paid

Garage/Carport

On Cy-Ride

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Renter’s Guide 2008

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A Variety of Apartments to Choose From:

• Rent by the Room • Efficiencies • 1 Bedroom • 2 Bedrooms • 3 Bedrooms • 4 Bedrooms Schedule a walk through today! Call or stop by our office located at West Towne.

SHORT-TERM LEASING! visit www.haverkamp-properties.com today!

> Washer and Dryer in every unit! > Free High Speed Internet! > Free Cable > Free onsite Ames Racquet and Fitness membership!

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Tired of a long-term commitment?

We offer flexible lease terms on all of our efficiencies. New units available this summer. Offering:

• Nightly, Weekly, Monthly & Semester Rates!

4720 Mortensen Road, Suite 105 232-7575 M-F: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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Your Style, Your Home

Offering an excellent variety of locations, floor plans and amenities to meet your needs! Emerald Drive Townhomes

5 bedroom apartmentsor ortownhouses! townhomes! Efficiencies, 1, 2, 33,&4 4&bedroom apartments

Walnut Place

Crown Point

New Efficiencies and 1 Bedrooms for July ‘07

Westwood Village

Brand New Efficiencies and 1 Bedrooms!

Fun Money

Sign a lease before 3/3/08 3/1/07 and get up to $1,200 in Fun Money to spend at local businesses and on rental upgrades! Ask for details or visit:

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