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JANUARY 14, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE european flare to american cuisine

WHAT GOES WITH RAMEN? 4 Wine pairings for the college student’s menu

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YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY Local groups further the UN initiative

TOMORROW’S TRENDS

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Stay fashion forward with these hot looks

DOIN’ IT WELL

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What makes a boy bad?

CHILD’S POSE 6 ON THE217.COM

ARTS World dance is far less explored than the dance you see on So You Think You Can Dance. buzz takes a look at Balinese dance and the works of the Gamelan Ensemble on Wednesday.

COMMUNITY Though we’ve just returned from winter vacation, it’s never too soon to take another break. This week, buzz looks at ideal places to calm your head, online Saturday.

FOOD & DRINK If you’ve been wondering how to get those tasty seeds out of your pomegranate without making it look like someone has been murdered in your kitchen, we’ve got the answer in our new “How To” column, online Jan. 13.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

MOVIES Reviews of The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington, and Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, up on Saturday. The Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic tale of a man protecting a book that supposedly holds the key to repopulating the earth. The Lovely Bones is about a murdered young girl who watches over her family, and killer, from heaven.

Want to make this Valentine’s Day special? Plan ahead and make your reservations today.

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I love sweet tea. There’s no hiding it. However, when I’m living at school, I do not have enough time on my hands to maintain a constant sweet tea supply. Living in my parents’ house for the past few weeks has been sweet tea heaven. I’ve not once had to worry where I could get my next fix because it’s always been just refrigerator trip away. Thanks, Mom. If I lost human value for falling in love with “Party in the U.S.A” this fall (yes, I DO put my hands up on command), how many more points can I lose for admitting to a total Hills marathon this winter break? Haters, keep your mouth shut: you know you secretly love the LC-Speidi almost as much as I do. Why are they making the last book in the series into two films? The book was okay, but how do they plan on expanding the 200+ pages of characters camping in the woods in to the movies? Does everyone realize Deathly Hollows is most likely going to be expanded into five hours of film? Does anyone find that extremely unnecessary given the book they’re adapting?

TOMMY TRAFTON

After a few quiet and dormant weeks around town, thank god for this year’s Great Cover Up to rile things up downtown again right before the start of the new semester. If you haven’t heard of the concert before, make sure to check it out this year. While the cold weather and non-central location may be enough to deter a crowd from most local shows, past years have proven the Great Cover Up resilient to empty standing space. That’s saying something, right? This year’s show is the 19th annual installment of The Great Cover Up, serving as a reliable constant for the ever-changing music scene around town. The concept is fun — take local bands and musicians whose music may be all too familiar around town and challenge them to be someone else on stage for a change. The event has seen local legend Hum perform as Led Zeppelin, Braid try their hands at INXS and Poster Children pulling off an act as Velvet Underground. As Ward Gollings told buzz in an interview found on page 10 of this issue, the Great Cover Up is almost like CU music’s own Halloween. This year’s Cover Up is at the Highdive, the nigths of January 17, 19 and 21. With a considerable chunk of the local scene sure to be on stage or in the audience, the shows would be an exciting and efficient way (sets are less than a half hour) to be introduced to music around town. While the fun is in guessing who will be who and watching groups try to pull off new identities, the shows are also for a good cause with this year’s money going towards A Women’s Fund. For more information on the event, make sure to flip to page 10 for a whole center spread packed with interviews, predictions and photos from previous years.

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What would you eat for your last meal? becky long

“Chicken parmesan covered in Cheetos with a chocolate frosty from Wendy’s — because I love everything cheese.” leslie drane

The Monster Truck Nationals

“Lemon poppyseed bread, cheesy potatoes, lot of bacon, and a blue raspberry slushy.”

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If you want to see incredible tricks, freestyle action and tires, you could start an amateur BMX race in your backyard. If that sounds too complicated, you could go to the E-3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals, presented by Lucas Oil, on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of Family Events, a company that produces truck and car shows and showcases them around the country. Family Events took the Monster Truck National Show on a tour throughout different states, and this year, it’s going from Illinois all the way to Pennsylvania. This particular event in Champaign includes the truck “Bigfoot,” a mini-showcase called “Bike Battle Zone,” where Starboyz, a motorcycle stunt team, perform different acts and feats, side-by-side drag races, wheelie shootouts and “Porkchop,” the motorsports clown and comic relief of the night. As an added bonus, after the show, there is a pit party and autograph session, where audience members with pre-bought passes have a chance to meet the drivers and take pictures with them. The E-3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals will be at Assembly Hall (1800 S. First St., C.) in the Full Hall. Tickets are $23, $15 and $12 in sections A, B and C, respectively, and $25, $17 and $12 for the same sections the day of the event. There is a $2 discount for students with valid ID and groups of 10 or more in the B and C sections. For more information, see the Monster National website, http://monsternationals.com, or call 333-5000 for tickets. Cover Design  Louis Lee Editor in Chief  Tommy Trafton Managing Editor & Copy Chief  Michell Eloy Art Director  Claire Keating Image Editor  Bekah Nelson Photographer  James Kyung Designers  Huang Li, Louis Lee Music Editor  Emily Carlson Food Editor  Maggie Carrigan Movies Editor  Matt Carey Arts Editor  Abby Wilson Community Editor  Em-J Staples CU Calendar  Laura Grace Copy Editor  Jean Kim, Michell Eloy Sales Manager  Sarah Gleason Marketing/Distribution  Brandi Willis Publisher  Mary Cory On the Web  www.the217.com Email  buzz@readbuzz.com Write  512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL  217.337.3801

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arsalan kabir

“Orange chicken, fried rice, vanilla milkshake, mint ice-cream with chocolate chips, grapes and protein powder. I need my muscle.” talia oakley

“My grandma’s Christmas ham, fresh pineapples, tiramisu and salad with Italian dressing.”

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» New Years Eve spent out of the country: You realize that people in other countries do New Year’s better than we do in the States once you’ve spent it abroad. Thanks London for showing me a good time! » Hats: I’ve decided that hats are an under-used accessory in my life. They keep you warm and trendy looking. Knitted ones are my favorite. » Turkish Delight: I went to get some candy the other day and decided on Turkish Delights. The gummy goodness and abundance of flavors prove to be one of my favorite treats of all time. Oh, they’ll never let me down. Michell Eloy Community Editor

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» People who snub their noses at my Ugg Boots: Yes, they’re ugg-ly, but they’re also comfortable and keep my toesies warm. I’m going to wear them. FREAKING DEAL WITH IT. » Watching movies that star dead celebrities: Just. Depressing. » Teaching my parents how to use their computer: Combined, the two have put in more than 40 years of schooling and have six degrees. Yet for some reason creating a new file on the computer is beyond them. I’ve seen cats use computers with more skill, and they don’t even have opposable thumbs. buzz   




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wine pairing 101 What to drink with college cupboard staples by Michell Eloy Given our tight budgets, even tighter schedules, group meetings and hours spent on Facebook or homework, college students don’t often have the time or the means to spend hours preparing extravagant meals. We stick to the basics, sustaining ourselves on a diet of pizza, peanut butter and cereal until graduation. Never has so little gone so far. But if there’s one thing college students make time and money for, it’s drinking (those who are 21 and older, of course). However, we can refine our binge-drinking ways, and there’s no better way to do it than by learning a little about wine pairing. We don’t expect to make the jump from living off of free samples at the grocery store to elite foodie in one day, so to get started, try pairing five typical college cuisines with haute, yet cheap and easily accessible wines.

Pepperoni Pizza The tomato sauce provides the overriding flavor in a pizza, one that is acidic, salty and sweet all at the same time. To compliment these powerful elements, look for a dry, red wine, one that’s slightly acidic itself (typical table wines have a pH between 3.3 and 3.7, so look for a wine with a low

pH. Remember from chemistry, the lower the pH, the higher the acidity), and possesses strong fruit flavors. Chiantis are perfect for this. The high acidity and strong cherry and spice flavors of these Tuscan wines hold up to the equally acidic, yet sweet pizza sauce perfectly. Bolla Chianti is available in nearly every grocery store for no more than $10 a bottle.

Mac n’ Cheese The cheese component of the boxed version is often powdered and processed cheddar, usually one with a sharp and salty flavor that can easily overpower other foods. To pierce through the strong cheddar taste, look for a heavier red wine, one that’s not too acidic, yet still possesses bold, hearty flavors. The rich black current and oak taste of Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect match, as the subtle sweetness doesn’t combat the sharp, salty cheddar. A popular, adaptable fruit, cabernet grapes are grown all over the world, so finding a reasonably priced bottle shouldn’t be too difficult. Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon is widely available for $6 to $7 a bottle.

Five questions with a chef

PB&J Given that pairing peanut butter with jelly was arguably the greatest idea of all time, pairing this iconic American sandwich with wines possessing jelly-like flavors seems obvious. Look for fruity red wines that are sweet, almost port-like, such as a sweet Zinfandel. The strong cherry or berry notes make consumption a flow of jelly-like flavors, with the salty peanut butter taking a supporting role to the experience. Zinfandel grapes are grown primarily in the United States, making a bottle of this spirit relatively accessible. Try Kenwood Zinfandel, available for around $11.

Canned Tuna Tuna possesses the subtle, light and salty taste characteristic of our water-dwelling friends. To pair for this simple taste, look for wine with equally

simple flavors. Choose white wines that fall toward the drier side and possess subtle lemon or citrus flavors, such as a Chardonnay. Since tuna falls to the meatier side in comparison to most fish, look for a Chardonnay that was fermented in oak barrels. The oak infuses Chardonnay with an earthy wood taste, which compliments the heartier tuna meat nicely. Little Penguin makes a tasty and affordable Chardonnay at only $8 a bottle.

Cereal Cereal is primarily made up of wheat and sugar, and often satiates a late night sweet-tooth craving, especially for those of us who reach for Captain Crunch and Lucky Charms. So why not pair your sugary oats with a desert-style white wine? German Rieslings are light and sweet, often balancing citric flavors with floral or honey notes. A versatile wine that can pair with a variety of difficult-tomatch flavors, Rieslings are the perfect compliment to the sugary goodness that is cereal, as the subtle flavors enhance the cereal’s sweetness rather than overpower it. And just for clarification purposes, we don’t suggest pouring the wine into the bowl of cereal. Rather, we simply encourage you to sip a glass with your oats. Try Polka Dot Riesling, which runs around $11 per bottle.

Kerry Navarro of Carmon’s shares her take on French cooking

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armon’s in downtown Champaign certainly breaks the stereotype of unaffordable dishes and a hoity-toity staff in French restaurants. Kerry Navarro, head chef since taking over the restaurant two years ago, describes Carmon’s as “fun, relaxed and different from anything else in the area.” Navarro agreed to answer a few other questions about herself and her restaurant in an interview with buzz. » buzz: How would you describe your cuisine? Kerry Navarro: Definitely traditional and classic



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French. Mainly we focus on crepes from the Brittany region in France, which uses buckwheat rather than a sweet crepe. I use mostly traditional French recipes, some that I’ve twisted a little bit. But don’t tell the French that! Just kidding. I like to experiment and do different things. I’ll take original recipes and twist them a little bit, still trying to follow the traditions of the recipe. That’s part of the fun. » buzz: Why did you become a chef? KN: Am I supposed to tell you the truth on this?

Actually, a cute guy was going to vocational school when I was in high school, so I decided to go, too. I just kept on going from there. » buzz: What is your favorite dish on the menu? KN: I personally like to create some of the custom things that aren’t specifically on the menu. My personal favorite to eat is a traditional that I have added to­ — the spicy pork with cheddar and sour cream with a couple of fried eggs on top. You could give that to me any day, lunch or dinner, and I’d love it. » buzz: What is your favorite ingredient to include? KN: Fresh fish is my big thing. It’s very important to me because I’m from the East Coast. » buzz: What is important to you about the food you serve? KN: To me it’s doing everything fresh — all of our food is made from scratch. Flavor is very important. I taste everything everyday, once or twice a day, to make sure it’s the taste we’re going for.

Kerry Navarro, head chef at Carmon’s. Photo by James Kyung

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I have early onset Alzheimer’s disease. At least I think I do. I can’t remember.

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Things that would be better in 3-D 1. Catcher in the Rye

Those really skinny fish that have no third dimension

This week Kr annert Center for the Performing arts

Fr Jan 15

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Su Jan 17

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Valentines Day (concept and cards) Last Supper Paintings (Editor’s Note: Mark, our managing editor, once received one of these in 3-D for his birthday from an ex-girlfriend. It was framed. And bought in a mall. He almost married her.) 4.

5. MySpace 6. Swine Flu 7. The text in the beginning of Star

Wars (it tries really hard to be)

Movies about pirahanas ... oh wait. 8.

9. Playboy 10. Super Mario Brothers 3 11. Math 12. The Declaration of Independence 13. Jersey Girl

MLKing Celebration // Marquee Tu Jan 19

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Dance for Parkinson’s Disease // Marquee

Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia // Marquee We Jan 20

Be green. Be aT inTermezzo. At Intermezzo, you can be green (and even save some green) no matter what you purchase. Our new stainless steel Mezzo Mugs keep those paper cups out of the landfill, and you can get it loaded with one of our exclusive coffee blends at the refill price. An organic meal designed in conjunction with English Hedgerow satisfies your palate and your conscience. Plus every container we use is biodegradable, and all of our proceeds get invested right back into the shows you enjoy. We’re here for breakfast, lunch, dinner on performance nights, and anytime in between, and we can even have that slice of pie waiting for you at intermission. Why not make your day a little greener?

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Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia // Marquee Th Jan 21

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Krannert Uncorked with the Not-Ready-For-iTunes Players, guitar and chotanka // Marquee

7pm

Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia // Marquee

Thank you To The following sponsors:

Moscow Festival Ballet: Coppélia Carole and Jerry Ringer Jane Bishop Hobgood

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14. Telescopes 15. Exclamation points!!! 16. Booty (this is from the perspec-

tive of a pirate with an eyepatch) 17. Robin Williams’ chest hair 18. Flat bread 19. M.C. Escher drawings 20. Space Jam 21. Karaoke

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22. Road kill

Corporate Power Train Team Engine

23. Online dating services 24. A square 25. Draft cards (this is also from our

list, “Things We Like To Burn”)

Marquee performances are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council—a state agency that recognizes Krannert Center in its Partners in Excellence Program.

40 North and Krannert Center—working together to put Champaign County’s culture on the map.

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Pediatric Posing

Amara Yoga introduces children’s yoga to Urbana

by Emily Chen The room is brightly lit, and soothing music plays overhead. Grey yoga mats are scattered across the ground in a circle formation, and atop each mat is a smiling, bright-eyed child. They pull their bodies into various poses, indicating they remember the positions into which they bend their bodies. No, the room isn’t completely silent, and the kids are not functioning as perfect yoga robots, but there is something calming about the scene. Children’s yoga first surfaced in places like Los Angeles and New York a few years ago, but has just begun to spread across the country, reaching communities like Champaign-Urbana. Though yoga may not seem like an appropriate activity for kids bursting with energy, it’s surprising how effective it can be to calm them and help them focus. Studies have shown yoga to be beneficial to children in areas such as balance, coordination and overall health. Recently, Amara Yoga and Arts, a yoga studio in Urbana located near Lincoln Square Mall, began offering children’s yoga. Amara provides children’s yoga classes at $8 per class or ten class passes for $60. The classes take place every Saturday, and in the summer a children’s yoga and art camp is available. Kathryn Fitzgerald is the current teacher for the children’s yoga classes. She has been teaching children’s yoga for more than two years and received her training in Chicago with the YogaKids program. Fitzgerald said children’s yoga is very similar to adult yoga. The children learn the same poses, which promote flexibility and stress reduction. In many cases, Fitzgerald said children are better at assuming positions than adults because of their natural flexibility, and that yoga can also serve as a

good alternative physical activity for children who do not participate well in team sports or extensive athletic activities. “It’s a physical activity so, first of all, I think it’s just as relevant as any other sport,” said Fitzgerald. “I’ve had a lot of parents come in and say [their kids] didn’t like soccer or they’re not good at baseball. [The kids] just didn’t fit the competitive sports mold, so yoga’s perfect for them because you’re not competing with anyone else.” Fitzgerald said she has many stories of children leaving classes calmer and more relaxed. She shared such an experience involving a group of Girl Scouts. “There were like 17 girls, and they came in here, and it was a frenzy. They were jumping up and down and yelling and screaming,” she said. “After the class, when they all went out to put their shoes back on again, it was really sweet and calm, and all the moms were like ‘oh my god!’” Don Briskin, another yoga instructor at Amara, thinks that there are benefits in participating in yoga, even for younger children. “Some of the things we’ll do, even with the little kids, is try to help them settle down and relax a little bit,” said Briskin. “It’s tough because they’re just go go go go go, constantly moving and active, but I think in that respect you can get some benefits in relaxation and better focus.” Fitzgerald said something that helps the children relax is called savasana, (pronounced sha-va-shana,) which literally means “the corpse pose” or “resting pose.” The children’s yoga class ends with this pose. During savasana, Fitzgerald talks to the children in a soothing voice and encourages that they go to “a happy place.” Although parents may not notice a change im-

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mediately, many hope that yoga can become a lifelong process for their kids. “My top hope is that it would be a lifelong thing [for my children],” said Sasha Rubel, an Urbana resident mother of twins. Fitzgerald said the greatest struggle in the process of teaching children’s yoga is the children’s shorter attention spans. Games are often needed to keep them interested. “I let the kids get off their mats and do big movements and then go back to their mats. ids don’t want be in one spot for 45 minutes,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s very hard for them to hold still.” After observing a class, the difficulty to keep the children engaged is visible. Children are burrowing under their mats and not participating in poses. Fitzgerald said short attention span is an

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unavoidable obstacle with any children’s activity, but she combats it with a game called “Yogi Says,” which allows the children to teach the class. “It’s more participatory, so they get to be part of the process,” said Fitzgerald. “I also think they learn a lot faster when they help teach it, and I think that’s true in any type of education. As a teacher you’re supposed to do that with your kids.” The steps may be small and the changes minimal, but yoga can make a difference in a child’s life. Fitzgerald said she thinks that eventually schools may turn to yoga to deal with behavioral problems in classes. There has also been talk about providing grants in California to put yoga into schools. Still, children are busier than ever these days, and sometimes they need a break from the activities. Yoga may be just the outlet for their energy.

with Jerry montgomery of the champaign area fish exchange

by Eric Gordon The Champaign Area Fish Exchange, a group of hobbyists who enjoy all aspects of aquatic life, is holding its Winter Auction Saturday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center (108 Water St., U). Doors will open at 8 a.m. for people to bring and register their items for the auction and will stay open until 10:15



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a.m. The auction begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m or until all items have been sold. This week, buzz talked with Jerry Montgomery, the membership and publicity chairman of the Champaign Area Fish Exchange, for more details on the event. » buzz: Where do the proceeds of the auction go? Jerry Montgomery: They pay for the operating expenses to run the club, such as our newsletter, speakers and various programs we hold. The Champaign Area Fish Exchange is a non-profit

group. The person selling an item will receive 70 percent of the proceeds and 30 percent will go to the club. » buzz: How successful has the auction been in recent years? JM: With the economy, we have seen a decrease in items and people attending the auction, but we hope that the auction will only continue to grow. » buzz: For anyone interested in becoming an aquatic life hobbyist, what advice would you give to someone just starting out? JM: Start out with something reasonable in size, something basic, and go from there. » buzz: How many auctions does the group hold? JM: We hold two auctions every year, and the second will be held on July 10. » buzz: What does the auction offer that has surprised you in your experience with the group?

JM: There are unique types of fish that you don’t find in the store and animals you won’t be able to find locally. » buzz: How many people do you expect for the auction? JM: We expect about 100 people between buyers and sellers. We have hobbyists from the area and Cincinnati, Iowa, Louisville and Indianapolis among others from adjoining states. We encourage participation for the event. » buzz: If people are interested in joining the Champaign Area Fish Exchange, how much is the membership? JM: Membership is $20 for families, $15 for individuals and $5 for students per semester or $10 for the year. For full auction rules and announcements, be sure to check out the group’s website at Champaignfish.com


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Diversifying the world

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CU organizations work to promote biodiverisity in the area

by Alexandra Morgan

energy project is concerned more with pollution and climate change than biodiversity, “... it’s all interconnected,” explained Rundquist. In fact, Rundquist said that climate change threatens biodiversity. Students for Environmental Concerns hopes to aid in the fight against climate change by switching from carbon-emitting coal burning power plants to wind energy. Another organization, the Red Bison, works to restore and recreate natural prairies at two locations in CU: a plot at Neil and Windsor and a newer area at Florida and Orchard. “What we do almost always relates to biodiversity,” said Justin Meissen, president of Red Bison. Meissen said that Red Bison works to promote biodiversity by fighting against habitat loss and invasive species. “Basically our big idea is to promote habitat. We fight against habitat loss by restoring natural areas ... and we do invasive species removal,” explained Meiseen. Red Bison goes about this by removing weeds, collecting and dispersing seeds, and controlled burning of the prairie. “We are very much involved in biodiversity conservation,” said Meissen. So while the UN’s declaration is important in promoting biodiversity, some local groups are already hard at work in this endeavor and will continue to work throughout the year. “It’s a really promising sign that the UN is paying attention to issues like that,” remarked Amy Allen, secretary of Students for Environmental Concerns. With eighteen Registered Student Organizations related to environmental concerns, CU is off to an active start in 2010.

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“Biodiversity is life; biodiversity is our life.” That’s the slogan for 2010, officially named the International Year of Biodiversity by the UN. Speakers at a UN press conference stated that the UN’s goal is “seeking to stop an unprecedented loss of species” in the world. The year will focus on raising awareness to generate public concern by hosting events about the important role biodiversity plays in our ecosystems. But this heightened environmental awareness and action isn’t limited to slogans, politics and international forums. In fact, it’s probably better evidenced in local environmental clubs and organizations. Across CU, a host of environmental groups are working on solutions to many environmental problems ranging from prairie conservation to alternative energy to sustainable farming. One of the projects is a sustainable farm located at Lincoln Avenue and Windsor Street in Urbana. Food from the farm is grown without pesticides or fertilizer and sent to some of the dorms. These sustainable practices help enhance biodiversity. “So much of our biodiversity is in our soil,” said Matt Rundquist, officer of Students for Environmental Concerns. “Just by treating the soil in a reasonable way you really get better biodiversity in terms of microbes.” Students for Environmental Concerns is also involved in numerous other projects, including its main project for this upcoming semester: shutting down Abbott Power Plant, the coal burning power plant in Champaign. “Pretty much we want to see the campus switch over to sustainable energy,” said Rundquist. Although this alternative

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Keep up with the runway with buzz’s styling tips

upcoming Art in Chicago

by Emily Cleary

by Abby Wilson

Trends of tomorrow, Today! A new year always means new trends, and 2010 has no shortage of inspired styles to experiment with. With these new fun, playful looks, it will be easy for everyone to add a little spice to last year’s wardrobe! NAUTICAL Parisian inspired stripes in navy and white, black and white, red and white (or any combination of the three) relay the recurring trend. Think anchor detailing, rope accents, bows and highwaisted pants with symmetrical sailor buttons. But to avoid going overboard (haha) and looking

like an all-out Popeye, only wear one nautical piece at a time. A striped infinity scarf is a simple step towards achieving this chic, Parisian-street style — but with a bold, red-striped dress you’ll know you captured this look. METALLIC We all know that anything with a sheen is appropriate for ringing in the new year, but this look carries itself into 2010 for more than one night. Seen on the runway at fashion week on everything from silver pants to sequined dresses and blazers, this high-shine look is definitely

not discreet. If you’re more on the conservative side, hit this trend with a headband or bejeweled bib necklace. If you’re a risk taker, sparkle away in a hot pink sequined number. PEEK-A-BOO Yes, this 2010 look has a baby name, but what the name lacks in sophistication the actual look makes up for in spice. This trend includes dresses with daring cutouts to pieces with dramatic sheer overlays that expose the skin. It’s one that will take confidence and gusto to pull off, so be sure to have on your game face with this one. To bring this more impractical everyday look downto-Earth, a light pink or black dress with just the right amount of see-through sheer is modest and stunning all at once. MENSWEAR Where to find a muse for this look? A boyfriend, friend, dad, or brother — that is, only if they are impeccably dressed. Kidding ... well kinda. The obvious, go-to piece for nailing this look is the blazer (try one with sequins to kill two birds with one stone), but for a more chic, put-together look, turn to the leisure suit, which was a hit on the spring 2010 runway. Snatching up this sophisticated yet relaxed look requires a blazer and a pair of trouser pants of the same or very similar colors. Remember to add a fun, feminine blouse to offset the masculine look.

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NUDE No, I’m not saying that your birthday suit is all the rage in 2010! Nude, as in the color, is what’s the rage. This trend is simple, sexy, and so easy to pull of. I suggest a nude coat of some sort that can easily be thrown on — its convenience is amazing because nude matches everything! For a full-on, head-to-toe nude, a dress gives the barely there effect that will have people’s mouths watering. Too bland for you? Choose a nude piece with grommets, studs, sequins or a standout accessory to excite the neutral color.

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by Nick Martin I worry about Michael Cera. How much longer can he keep up the awkward teen schtick? Will he play adolescents dealing with involuntary celibacy when he’s grey and middle-aged? Will he always chase quasi-intellectual, “cute-in-a-plain-way,� tween princesses? Regardless of unfortunate typecasting, Cera’s new film, Youth in Revolt, is a solid, yet familiar indie comedy. Cera stars as Nick Twisp, a precocious 16-year-old trying to win the heart of a girl with an obscure name, Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday). Nick and his pseudo-girlfriend makeout, talk about pretentious things and listen to music lonely people like. Eventually, wacky situations prevent Nick and Sheeni’s love, but there wouldn’t be a movie if Nick didn’t try and win Sheeni back. Quirky weirdoes (including Zach Galifianakis, Steve Buscemi and Ray Liotta) make appearances to hinder Nick’s progress, but other weirdoes (Fred Willard, Jason Long) try to help him out. There’s also a schizophrenic alter-ego

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named Francois Dillinger (also played by Cera) and a couple explosions to make sure the movie has youth revolts like the title promises. While Youth in Revolt is funny, it doesn’t trying anything new. I get the feeling movies like this one, Garden State and (500) Days of Summer were all #/50/. made by people who liked The Graduate so much  they wanted to make itWITHPURCHASE all $2).+ over again. The one OFOZBAGOFBUTTERYPOPCORN original aspect of this film is Cera’s role as Nick’s “bad boy� alter-ego, Francois Dillinger. The audience understands Dillinger to be bad because he smokes, breaks things and has a dirty mustache. When Cera dons that dirty mustache, he stays interesting because he’s out of his element. In taking this chance, Cera succeeds in being funny as both a timid nice guy and a total jerk. If you liked Superbad, Paper Heart and Juno, you’ll enjoy Youth in Revolt. Hopefully Michael Cera will branch out and accept more roles that challenge his acting muse — otherwise, some may say he’s stuck in arrested devel ... /:

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by Syd Slobodnik After spending two remarkable decades creating some of the funniest farces and romantic comedies, Woody Allen ended the 1980s with one of his best written dramas, Crimes and Misdemeanors. The film is a modern morality play about personal faith and justice, and skillfully tells two parallel tales. The first concerns an older, respected opthamologist Judah Rosenthal (Martin Landau), whose mistress Dolores (Anjelica Huston) is threatening to reveal his infidelity to his wife and family. The threats become so intense that Judah asks his mobster brother to silence her. The other, more humorous story concerns idealistic documentary filmmaker Cliff Stern (Woody Allen). Stern gets involved in making a television

feature about an obnoxious popular TV producer who happens to be his brother-in-law (Alan Alda). Stern’s integrity gets in the way of practical necessity of work, and he quickly gets involved with a recently divorced producer, Halley Reed (Mia Farrow). Allen’s script addresses questions of faith, honesty, guilt and the integrity of personal values. Allen accomplishes this with laughs, irony and potentially tragic consequences. While Landau and Huston ‘s serious characters dominate the narrative with wonderful performances, Allen and Farrow are in top form as love interests, with Alda as the third member of a triangle. Law and Order stars Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterston are fine complements as mob brother Jack and blind rabbi Ben, respectively. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, two in the best supporting actor/actress categories for Landau and Huston. For the fourth time in his career, Allen received Oscar nominations for “Best Director� and “Best Screenwriter.�

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One of the most memorable films of my childhood, Stand by Me is a staple of the coming of age category. Based on the book “The Body,� written by Stephen King, this movie is a surprisingly heartfelt and, at times, funny tale. Despite achieving most of his fame from his horror writings, King’s works in other genres are often what make the best crossovers to the big screen, most notably The Shawshank Redemption. The movie follows a group of children, all from different but equally trying childhoods, who are on a quest to find the dead body of a man and the fame that finding it will bring. JUNO (2007)

Though Hollywood has put out very few female coming of age stories, Juno stands out as an excellent entry in the genre. Director Jason Reitman (Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air) manages to capture the childish imagery of growing up with the adult themes of abortion and pregnancy. The believable family relationships are what really stand out in this excellent movie. Written by Diablo Cody, the film can feature annoyingly hip dialogue at times but is overall a wonderful achievement.

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HALLOWEEN IN JANUARY by Emily Carlson

A lot of things have changed in the past 19 years. Parachute pants are no longer cool and neither are desktop PCs. Still, a lot of things remain untouched, like The Great Cover Up. The Great Cover Up is a local event where many local performers transform themselves — musically and visually — into some of their favorite bands, becoming cover bands for a night. “Bands have a good time with it because it gives them a rare opportunity to step outside of their norm,” said event coordinator Ward Gollings. “It’s like Halloween for them; it gives them a chance to do something fun, crazy and different.” More than 40 evenings of tribute later, The Great Cover Up continues to be a success in CU. Both local artists and concertgoers alike have come to look forward to the event every year. Gollings’s involvement in the Cover Up goes all the way back to the third year of the event. The Great Cover Up was originally the brainchild of Dave Landis, who launched the first Cover Up to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Landis moved away after his second year, and Gollings decided to carry on the tradition. “I took the torch and have been carrying it since” said Gollings, who will mark his 17th year as event coordinator with this month’s festivities. Every year, the money from the event is donated to charity. For the first nine years, all of the money went to Muscular Dystrophy in honor of

the event’s roots.” “Not that [Muscular Dystrophy Association] wasn’t worthy. I just wanted to put something back into the community,” Gollings said. Charities since have included the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Crisis Nursery and other music related non-profits. “I tried to get musicians in their 20s to donate time and effort to kids who might grow up to do the same thing,” Gollings said. This year, proceeds will go to A Woman’s Fund. This domestic violence center in Champaign has relied on the state for 50 percent of its budget, but given the current economic climate, they‘ve found themselves short $100,000 from the state, said Mike Ingram, a participant in this year’s event. Ingram and his friends put together a committee to raise funds for A Woman’s Fund a few months ago, and when looking for a Cover Up charity this year, Ingram’s “solid cause” became this year’s charity of choice. The charity element and the caliber of bands that perform each year, combined with the uniqueness of the event itself, has made The Great Cover Up a huge success over the years. “It’s hard to explain to people who haven’t been [to The Great Cover Up], but after experiencing it, you generally don’t want to miss it again,” Ingram said. “You don’t understand what you’re missing, people!”

A LOOK THROUGH THE PERFORMERS’ EYES » buzz: Any hints about what band you’re going to be? What do they rhyme with? Are they dead? What do they smell like? KAYLA BROWN: I obviously can’t tell you who I am doing, but I can tell you who I’m not doing! I’m defi-

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nitely not doing Cannibal Corpse, although tempting. Maybe I’ll save that for next year. CURB SERVICE: No hints. No rhymes. They are not dead. They used to smell like cheap beer and weed. Now they probably smell like Bengay and incense.

ROBERTA SPARROW: What I can tell you is that our set will include no keyboards, vocal effects, really no effects in general. Oh, and they smell like booze and misused prescription medication. » buzz: What expectations do you think audience members will have in concern with what band you’ll be covering? Why? DUKE OF UKE: They’ll have to remove their shoes. We’re gonna knock their socks off. DELTA KINGS: In the past, we have taken advantage of our band’s killer rhythm section to pound home stuff by The Pretenders, AC/DC, and somebody else. CURB SERVICE: I was told that I’d have to really step it up to top last year’s Pulp Fiction soundtrack. » buzz: Have you been involved with the Great Cover Up before? If so, what are some of your memories? DELTA KINGS: I have no memories. This means that was a good gig. C’mon now. Oh, maybe when the beautiful young woman took off her shirt and humped on stage and started dancing. ROBERTA SPARROW: Last year, Ward came up to be Milo in our Descendents set, which was really fun. He likes food. Also, a few years ago we did Skid Row, sort of. Mid-set we threw off our sweet metal wigs and launched into Jawbreaker. It was a pretty good fake out. SANTAH: We were invited to The Cover Up for the first time last year. At first we were a little aprehensive

GUESSING GAMES by buzz Music Staff

Part of the thrill of The Great Cover Up guessing who each band will be covering. While some bands keep their secret under lock and key, others have tried the fake-out approach and give away the secret, only to prove everyone wrong. Either way, the buzz music staff thought we’d take a stab on who we expect each band to cover. Here’s our guesses: BROTHER EMBASSY While this band shows a definite flare for funk, it’s unlikely that they’ll delve into the hardcore style of James Brown or Funkadelic. The group’s laid-back approach to funk-rock more closely resembles the smooth sound of other well-known acts from the 60s and 70s: particularly Earth, Wind & Fire. RYAN GROFF Perhaps Groff will fuse his folk charm with covers of The Cure, as they always lay their heart on the line and demand a worthy tribute. LONELY TRAILER Three of the members of Lonely Trailer used to play in a heavy metal band called Smokefarm, and so the band is influenced by both the sounds of Celtic folk and metal. For these reasons, my guess is that Lonely Trailer will cover Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. TERMINUS VICTOR Based almost entirely on the fact that it’d be sweet, I could see Terminus Victor pulling off a pretty good cover of Fugazi. They both have that raw, 90s punk-influenced guitar sound and gritty vocals. I think it’d make for a perfect match. THE CHEMICALS Following their cover of The Stooges from 2009’s The Great Cover Up, I’d hope that The Chemicals would bring back their talent, especially in the form of The Pixies. They’re sound is similar, and I think they’d do a fabulous job of covering the group. ROBOTS COUNTERFEITING MONEY With an interesting name and concept, this rock/minimal-

ist/crunk group rocks out with crazy electric guitar, screaming vocals and interesting lyrics. They might cover pieces such as Descendents’ “Hope,” Queen’s “Under Pressure” and The Toadies’ “Possum Kingdom.” VVVVV Vvvvv fuses unique flavors of classic rock and modern alternative to create their own energy-fueled music. Having already mastered surf rock, their vigorous sound also has potential to capture the essence of Blondie. DOTTIE AND THE ‘RAIL As a quintet with old country soul, Dottie and the Rail love playing toe-tapping, two-stepping, traditional country standards. As such, they might cover some classic tunes like Janie Frickie’s “He’s A Heartache,” Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line”. DJ BELLY & FRIENDS DJ Belly mixes a variety of music and has been compared to popular bands such as Girl Talk and The Hood Internet. There really is no telling what music he will play. My best bet is that he will take popular songs like “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha and remix them. HOT COPS Hot Cops showcase catchy guitar riffs with an interesting spin on pop-punk. Their lyrics are telling and real, something that scratches at open wounds. Perhaps Hot Cops will throw their fun style at some Weezer covers. MORDECHAI IN THE MIRROR Mordechai could logically perform the work of one of its ambient electronica influences, like Spiritualized, or even delve into a number of Aphex Twin’s more serene tracks, but the group’s apparent fascination with spoken-word vocals layered over tranquil strings might lend itself better to an interesting interpretation of a modern hip-hop or rap artist, like Kanye West.

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Tentative Schedule Sunday January 17 Mike Ingram Band Curb Service Brother Embassy Kosmo & Jess Greenlee Ryan Groff Lonely Trailer PopGun5 Tuesday January 19 Terminus Victor Roberta Sparrow The Chemicals Robots Counterfeiting Money Vvvvv Dottie And Th ‘Rail The Delta Kings Thursday January 21 Santah DJ Belly & Friends Jiggsaw Hot Cops Kayla Brown The Duke Of Uke Mordechai In The Mirror All shows at The Highdive Doors open at 8:00pm each night Cover charge is $7.00 each night 3-night pass available for $15.00

because it was our first year, and we were scheduled to close out the night. But The Cure turned out to be a great choice, and the audience really got into it. » buzz: How is the band you’re covering an influence on your music? Why did you choose the band you chose? DELTA KINGS: This time, it is fair to say that the band that we chose to cover is an influence. They were gritty where other british invasion bands were more poppy. SANTAH: In a lot of ways, the band we chose to cover this year is a contemporary of The Cure, who we did last year. I think we made our choice this year because we really admire a lot of the group’s work but think they’re often too quickly written off due to their mainstream presence. I guess we’re trying to sell some of their lesser known songs to people. » buzz: Do you/your group have any other big plans for the show? Could you let us in on some of it? KAYLA BROWN: I’m excited to be including a fourteen-person choir in my set this year, on top of the already seven-person band. Really, I just want to see how many people we can fit on stage ... ROBERTA SPARROW: Rocking out can be expected. Also some substance abuse and potential nudity. Jesus and a creepy clown may also make an appearance. SANTAH: Cowboys, cacti and mustaches. buzz

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THURSDAY 14 live music Road Song El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano, C, 6pm, Atmospheric acoustic rock. Karim Yengsep Sextet: Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Iron Post, U, 7pm, $3 Blues Jam with The Sugar Prophets Cowboy Monkey, C, 9pm, Open blues jam

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Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

lectures

Ballroom and Night Club Dancing Regent Ballroom, C, 8pm, $8 Latin Fever at Clark Bar The Clark Bar, C, 9pm, No cover before 11pm Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Reggaeton dance music

Reforming the Illinois Legislature Urbana Free Library, U, 7pm

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UC Books to Prisoners work session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, karaoke U, 2pm Contact Jay Schubert CG Productions presents by phone at (217) 721- RockStar Karaoke featurdj 7419. ing Crazy Craig Country Night w/ DJ Senator's Bar & Grill, Sakids & families Halfdead and Free Line voy, 9pm Dance Lessons from Preschool Story Time CG Productions presents Scotty Van Zant Urbana Free Library, U, RockStar Karaoke Radmaker's Rock & Roll 9:45am Rumour's, U, 9pm Tavern, Tolono, 8pm Formally known as Geo's miscellaneous No cover before 8pm Chill And Grill Stitches Goth Night Teen and adult winter Karaoke at Po' Boys with DJ Rickbats, DJ reading program Po' Boys, U, 9pm Kannibal Mahomet Public Library, miscellaneous The Clark Bar, C, 10pm Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4 through Feb. 21 Teen and adult winter karaoke reading program DJ Hollywood Karaoke FRIDAY 15 Mahomet Public Library, It'll Do 2, C, 8pm Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4 live music DJ Bange through Feb. 21 Rosebowl Tavern, U, Jeff Helgesen Quintet 9th annual Rev. Dr. Martn 8:30pm Iron Post, U, 5pm Luther King Jr. CountyCG Productions presents Rustbelt at Clark Bar wide Celebration RockStar Karaoke featur- The Clark Bar, C, 7pm Hilton Garden Inn, ing Crazy Craig New Riders of the Golden Great American Grill, Senator's Bar & Grill, Sa- Maize C, 4pm voy, 9pm Rosebowl Tavern, U, 9pm Special speakers and Liquid Courage Karaoke Live Country music musical presentations Memphis on Main, C, The Sugar Prophets support groups 9pm Bentley's Pub, C, 9pm CG Productions presents Beatles Party & Narcotics Anonymous RockStar Karaoke featur- More! Presented by St. John the Divine Epising Karaoke Opie Sirifax copal Church, C, 8pm Bentley's Pub, C, 9:30pm Memphis on Main, C, 9pm food & drink CG Productions presents The Octagon w/ Hot RockStar Karaoke featur- Cops Happy Hour w/ Free Aping DJ Switch Mike 'n' Molly's, C, 10pm, $5 petizers Fireside Bar and Grill, C, Radio Maria, C, 4:30pm dj 10pm Top 40s Dance with DJ SATURDAY 16 stage Substitute live music Zoo Improv @ Indi Go Chester Street, C, 9pm, Gallery $3 Big Boss Twang Indi GO Artist Co-Op, C, DJs Ian Procell and Reflex Rosebowl Tavern, U, 9pm 8pm, $2 Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm Sandunga DJ Delayney Iron Post, U, 6pm, $3 art Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 Kayla Brown Yarn And Yak DJ LEGTWO and DJ Aroma Cafe, C, 6pm Rantoul Public Library, Belly Music by Boulder AcousRantoul, 7pm Radio Maria, C, 10pm tic Society Learn, renew or practice DJ Mingram Sleepy Creek Vineyards,

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Fairmount, 7pm, $12 Unfinished Business Memphis on Main, C, 9pm The Satin Peaches w/ On Again Off Again Mike 'N Molly's, C, 9pm Verdict with Vanattica, Overcome and Trash City Rockers Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $7 New Riders of the Golden Maize Rosebowl Tavern, U, 9pm The Hillbilly Jones Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

dj Hip Hop at Bradley's II Bradley's II, C, 9pm, $5 with DJs Mr. Mixx and Mondo. Saturday Night Throwdown featuring DJ Mertz Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm Kosmo at Soma Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Dance Pop Chester Street, C, 10pm, $3 DJ Tim Williams Highdive, C, 11pm, $5

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The Blind Pig Brewery, Winter Auction-ChamC, 7pm paign Area Fish Exchange community Urbana Civic Center, U, 8am Martin Luther King Community Celebration miscellaneous Krannert Center for the Teen and adult winter Performing Arts, U, 5pm reading program MLK Community Choir Mahomet Public Library, and a keynote speaker Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4 fundraisers through Feb. 21 Eddison Middle School support groups Benefit Celebrate Recovery AdPo' Boys, U, 4pm diction Support Group 10% of profits in sales at First Christian Church, Po' Boys from 4-9pm go C, 10am to the school.

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miscellaneous

Sensational Saturdays Wine Tasting Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, C, 1pm

Teen and adult winter reading program Mahomet Public Library, Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4 through Feb. 21

SUNDAY 17 live music

Brunch w/ Panache Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 11am Live jazz music Irish music every Sunday with Emerald Rum The Blind Pig Co., C, 5pm karaoke Live music at Carmon's CG Productions presents Carmon's Restaurant, C, RockStar Karaoke featur- 6:30pm ing Matt Fear The Music of Django Senator's Bar & Grill, Sa- Reinhardt voy, 9pm Iron Post, U, 7pm, $4 Cold Cave volunteer Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $8 UC Books to Prisoners dance music work session Urbana-Champaign InCountry Western Dance dependent Media Center, Independent Order of U, 2pm Odd Fellows Arthur Contact Jay Schubert by Lodge 742, U, 5pm, $2 phone at (217) 721-7419. Country Western Dance. Casual dress

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How to Encourage your Young Naturalist Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet, 10am, $2 per person Middle East Story Time Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm Craft Explosion Urbana Free Library, U, 3pm Chess Club for Kids Urbana Free Library, U, 4pm

classes & workshops 40 North presents West African Drum Classes Capoeira Academy, C, 5pm, $12-15 West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara Channing-Murray Foundation, U, 7pm, $10-12

MONDAY 18 live music Jazz Jam Iron Post, U, 6pm, $2 Monday Night Live Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm, with Indiana Josh Mayhew The Traitor Memphis on Main, C, 10:30pm

Steve Meadows Bentley's Pub, C, 10pm

open mic Open Stage for Bands/ Musicians Memphis on Main, C, 8pm

game-playing Trivia with Evan and Monte Bentley's Pub, C, 7pm Board Game Night w/ DJ Casanova Radio Maria, C, 10:30pm

kids & Families

Bentley's Pub, C, 9:30pm CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke featuring Matt Fear Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm

stage Moscow Festival Ballet Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7pm, $25-39 Zoo Improv @ Indi Go Gallery Indi GO Art Gallery, C, 9pm, $2

holidays

O Baby! Champaign Public Library, C, 10:30am, 11:15 am, Ages 2 and Under

A Mid-Winter's Night Tale La Gourmandise Bistro on Main, U, 6pm, $5 An evening of storytelling.

community

recreation

Unity Breakfast Vineyard Christian Fellowship, U, 8:30am

Weekly Red Pin Bowling Special Illini Union, U, 6pm Win FREE games of bowling when you strike and the head pin is RED.

miscellaneous Teen and adult winter reading program Mahomet Public Library, Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4 through Feb. 21

food & drink Wino Mondays Radio Maria, C, 5pm 25% off every bottle of wine on the wine list Monday Specials w/ Tarot card reader Boltini Lounge, C, 7pm Tarot card reader, Debbie Stewart will be there.

game-playing Boltini T-N-T w/ Cara Maurizi Boltini Lounge, C, 7pm Tuesday Night Trivia

literary Red Herring Fiction Workshop Channing-Murray Foundation, U, 7:30pm, free

volunteer

UC Books to Prisoners work session TUESDAY 19 Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, dj live music U, 7pm Industrial Night: DJ The Piano Man Contact Jay Schubert by SorceryKid presents Canopy Club, U, 9pm, No phone at (217) 721-7419. Nekromancy cover karaoke kids & families Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 Corn Desert Ramblers Rock Band Sundays 80s Night Rosebowl Tavern, U, 9pm Babies' Lap Time Hosted by MC Remy Highdive, C, 10pm Urbana Free Library, U, dj Bentley's Pub, C, 8pm 9:45am, 10:30am, Free. dance music Retro Night Ages 2 and under open mic Maniac Mondays Chester Street, C, 9pm Story Time Anything Goes Open Mic Cowboy Monkey, C, 4pm Champaign Public Likaraoke Night w/ Jeremy Harper brary, C, 6:30pm karaoke Memphis on Main, C, Paul Faber hosts Dragon For ages 2 to 5. No regis8pm CG Productions presents Karaoke tration. RockStar Karaoke featur- The Clark Bar, C, 9pm game-playing ing Matt Fear CG Productions presents mind/body/spirit Trivia Night at The Blind Mike 'N Molly's, C, 10pm RockStar Karaoke featur- Tarot Card Readings Pig Brewery Acoustic Karaoke with ing DJ Switch


Carmon's Restaurant, C, 5:30pm, $15 Readings by Catherine Novak

miscellaneous Teen and adult winter reading program Mahomet Public Library, Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4 through Feb. 21

support groups Emotions Anonymous Faith United Methodist Church, C, 7:30am

Wednesday 20 live music U of I Jazz Faculty Iron Post, U, 5pm, $6 Donnie Heitler: Solo Piano Great Impasta, U, 6pm, No cover Traditional Irish Music at Bentley's Pub Bentley's Pub, C, 7pm Dave Cooper and Joni Dreyer Senator's Bar & Grill, Savoy, 8pm Caleb Cook Rosebowl Tavern, U, 9pm

dj Hillbilly Humpday w/ DJ Halfdead Radmaker's Rock & Roll Tavern, Tolono, 8pm Weekly Top 40 Chester Street, C, 9pm Country Night It'll Do 2, C, 9pm free mechanical bull rides. Boys Nite Out with DJ Randall Ellison Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm DJ A-Ron Highdive, C, 10pm Raw Talent Productions presents DJ A-Ron. Old School Red Star Liquors, U, 10pm I Love the 90's Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm With DJ minigram.

dance music Tango Night w/ DJ Joe Grohens Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm Free lesson at 7:30pm. Salsa Night with DJ Juan follows. Swing Dance Illini Union, U, 9:30pm All levels of experience welcome

Weekly Salsa Night Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Mambo and Reggaeton served up by DJ Doctor J.

No cover before 8pm Stitches Goth Night with DJ Rickbats, DJ Kannibal The Clark Bar, C, 10pm

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DJ Hollywood Karaoke It'll Do 2, C, 8pm CG Productions presents DJ Bange RockStar Karaoke featur- Rosebowl Tavern, U, ing DJ Switch 8:30pm The Corner Tavern, Mon- CG Productions presents ticello, 8pm RockStar Karaoke featurThe Legendary Karaoke ing Crazy Craig Night w/The Outlaw Senator's Bar & Grill, SaWhite Horse Inn, C, 9pm voy, 9pm "G" Force Karaoke/DJ ev- Liquid Courage Karaoke ery Wednesday at Fat City Memphis on Main, C, 9pm Fat City Bar & Grill, C, CG Productions presents 10pm RockStar Karaoke featuring Karaoke Opie open mic Bentley's Pub, C, 9:30pm Open mic at Green St. CG Productions presents Green St. Cafe, C, 8pm RockStar Karaoke featurOpen Stage Comedy ing DJ Switch Night Fireside Bar and Grill, C, Memphis on Main, C, 10pm 9pm

karaoke

stage Moscow Festival Ballet Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7pm, $25-39 Recommended for ages 10 and up.

game-playing Euchre Tournament Po' Boys, U, 7:30pm Experience not necessary

kids & families Wednesday Wii Urbana Free Library, U, 4pm No registration required for this free program.

miscellaneous Teen and adult winter reading program Mahomet Public Library, Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4 through Feb. 21

Thursday 21 live music

The Octagon with Hot Cops Mike ‘n’ Molly’s 105 N. Market St., C.

Friday, Jan. 15 10 p.m. to Midnight

God bless MySpace. No, I’m not a corporate shill, but that Web site allows me to listen to all the indie bands that come through the CU area so I can judge whether they’re worth seeing or not. These two bands, in my opinion, are. Plus, I think the name Hot Cops is a reference to Arrested Development, so I’d probably see them even if they exclusively performed Nickelback songs.

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Moscow Festival Ballet Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7pm, $25-39 Recommended for ages 10 and up. Rebecca Nagle: A Dozen Things I want to do on stage Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 8pm, Sliding Scale $6-$12

art Yarn And Yak Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 7pm Learn, renew, or practice skills in knitting/crocheting. No skill level required.

volunteer UC Books to Prisoners work session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm Contact Jay Schubert by phone at (217) 721-7419.

U of I Jazz Bands kids & families Iron Post, U, 7pm, $2 Blues Jam with The Sugar Preschool Story Time Prophets Urbana Free Library, U, Cowboy Monkey, C, 9pm 9:45am No registration required DJ for this free program. Country Night w/ DJ miscellaneous Halfdead and Free Line Dance Lessons from Teen and adult winter Scotty Van Zant reading program Radmaker's Rock & Roll Mahomet Public Library, Tavern, Tolono, 8pm Mahomet, Runs Jan. 4

KCPA, Dance Rehearsal Room (Level 2) 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Jan. 15 10 a.m. Dance for Parkinson’s Disease is taking place at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. Mark Morris Dance Group, Unity Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Carle Clinic, Dance at Illinois, and Krannert Center’s Marianne Jarvi and Kate Kuper will lead patients and their caregivers in an exploration of movements that stretch and strengthen muscles, impart balance and interject rhythm with the energizing force of live music from Beverly Hillmer. This is a wonderful project and a great cause.

A MIDWINTER’S NIGHT TALES La Gourmandise 119 Main St. U. Tuesday, Jan. 19 6-8 p.m. I don’t know what Midwinter tales might include, but it sounds enticingly warm and snuggly. I’ve heard these storytellers, Dan Keding and Kathleen Brinkmann, speak before, and their voices are velvety — just the way a storyteller’s voice should be. Add in the delicious food La Gourmandise has to offer and I’m set for a night of relaxation and hibernation.

THE GREAT COVER UP The Highdive 51 E. Main St. Thursday, Jan. 21 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 17

Tuesday, Jan. 19

I’ve been to plenty of shows in the CU area but nothing beats The Great Cover Up for me. What could be better than watching your favorite bands not only perform, but perform as some of your other favorite bands!? I say nothing. You can put money on seeing me at all three nights of this year’s festivities. This year brings 19 bands together to impersonate some of their favorite artists, but who they will be remains a mystery until they hit the stage.

DJ MINGRAM Cowboy Monkey 6 E. Taylor St. Jan. 15 10 p.m. After spending almost a month with my fabulous family, there’s nothing I want to do more when I come back to CU than dance off all the stress of parental expectations and the extra pounds of the traditional ethnic holiday dinner. DJ Mingram brings 80s and 90s music, so I can escape the label of being a Ke$ha and GaGa freak for just a little bit and shake what my mama gave me. And the best part is the promised word “free,” so I don’t have to feel tormented about being a generous gift-giver.

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BEST OFFER CAMPUS 1 BR Loft 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Campus. 367-6626 Available August 2010

August 2010. Attractive Colonial building, on busline. Large 2 bdrm corner apts approx 740 sq. ft. $440/ mo, Remodeled $460/mo. Interior 2 bdrm apts. from $460/mo, Remodeled $480/mo. $50/mo to furnish. Central A/C, carpet, laundry, parking avail. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com COUNTRY FAIR APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom, furnished or unfurnished, FREE gas heat, water, trash removal, basic satellite TV & FREE parking! Pool, tennis court, inside laundry. On 4 MTD bus routes. Small pet O.K. Ask about our student leases. M-F 9-5:30, Sat. 9-12. Call 359-3713 or just stop by our ofďŹ ce in the red barn, at 2106 W. White, C. www.myapartmenthome.com

EfďŹ ciency Apartments 702 E. Green, Urbana (near Green & Anderson) First oor smaller unit for $340/mo. Second oor large unit for $395/mo. New street and sidewalks and spacious grounds. Free laundry and parking. Call 384-0333 or 840-6860. 2 BR Apartment Campus Location. Kitchen, dining room, front room. W/D. Available January 15th. 217-637-0314

1108 S. LINCOLN, U. August 2010. Classic building close to Jimmy John's on Lincoln Ave. Hardwood Floors, Laundry. EfďŹ ciencies- furnished rents from $355 to $375/mo. Unfurnished 1 bdrms $550/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

2ND SEMESTER LEASES AVAILABLE. 806 W. Springfield 7 bdrm $1350 704 W. Nevada Eff. – $350.00

FREE HEAT, WATER, & TRASH 603 W. Green 1,2,&3 bdrms, hwd floors, some with new kitchens, $530-$1350

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510 S. MATTIS, C. Avail Now and Aug 2010. Beautiful luxury 1230 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms & 3 bedrooms townhomes in great location with 2.5 baths, washer/dryers, ceramic tile, ceiling fans, garages. 3 Bdrm now $650/mo. and Aug 2010 $825/mo. 2 bedrooms Aug 2010 $800/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

609 W. MAIN, U. August 2010. 2bdrm TownhousesFurnished $620/mo, Unfurnished $600/mo. 2 bdrm apts- Furnished $545/mo. 1 bdrm apts Furnished $490/mo. Parking optional, Central A/C, Carpet, Laundry, Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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Aug 2010. Classic Building- across from Jimmy John's on Lincoln Ave. Hardwood Floors, Laundry, Call for showing times. EfďŹ ciencies $380 1 BR + Sun Room $550/mo (UF) 1 BR + Den $550/mo (UF) 2 BR $490 to $550/mo (F) Parking $50/mo BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

COURTYARD ON RANDOLPH 717 S. Randolph, C. 2 BR + Study NOW AVAILABLE Price reduction $650/mo. Close to campus and downtown. Water, trash, Direct TV, parking included. Has balcony, laundry, seasonal pool. For showing call 217-352-8540. www.faronproperties.com

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Fall 2010 studio and 4 bedroom penthouse. Secured building. Private parking, laundry on-site. Value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Fall 2010. Large studio, double closet, well furnished. Starting from $350/mo. Behind County Market. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Fall 2010. Great location on the park. Private balconies. Fully furnished 3 bedrooms. Parking, laundry, value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

408 E. White, C. Furnished 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments For August 2010. No Pets. $440- 900. Steve Frerichs (217)369-1182 stevesapartments.com

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202 E. SPRINGFIELD, C. August 2010. 1 bedroom units conveniently located close to campus. Rent from $410/mo. Central A/C, dishwashers, balconies. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

2, 3, 4 BR. Great Location, on-site laundry, parking. 3 BR with 2.5 bath/ spa with own washer/dryer. 4 BR with leather furniture plus at screen TV. Value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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1006 S. 3rd, C. Fall 2010 1, 2, 3 bedrooms. Location, location. Covered parking, laundry, furnished, patios. Value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Great location. 2 blocks from main quad. Leather furniture, hardwood floors, & flat screen TV. Loft style 4 and 5 bedrooms, each with 2 full bathrooms. Great location! Just across from the U of I Armory. Available Fall 2010: 4BR Loft $1520 GREGORY 5BR Loft $1800 TOWERS

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105 E. Green, CHAMPAIGN Aug 2010. Studio apts at First & Green. Wall A/C units, laundry. From $305/mo to $325/mo. Parking $35/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Available August 2010. Amazing 2 bedroom units in the heart of downtown Champaign. Units feature hardwood oors, designer kitchens with granite countertops, central A/C, dishwashers, W/D, 20' ceilings with 10' windows and much more! Rents from $1300/mo to $1500/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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August 2010. Huge 1 bdrm apts. Window A/C, Parking $40/mo. To furnish $50/mo additional. Rents from $425/mo to $495/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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Best Location - Fall 2010 Spacious 3 and 4 bedroom apts. Fully furnished, dishwasher, laundry, and value pricing. Covered parking. Phone 352-3182. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com

August 2010. Large Studio and 1 bedrooms. Security entry, balconies, patios, furnished. Laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

For August 2010. Extra large efficiency apartments. Security building entry, complete furniture, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Fall 2010. Location!! 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Some skylights and flat screen TVs. Covered Parking. Laundry. Starting at $375/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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One Bedroom Apartments 203 N. Gregory, U. 204 N. Harvey, U. 906 W. Clark, U. 1002 W. Clark, U. 1003 W. Clark, U. 1005 W. Stoughton, U. 1007 W. Clark, U. 1007 W. Main, U. 1008 W. Main, U. 1010 W. Main, U.

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$1100 - 1260 $1090 - 1170 $1170 - 1300

For August 2010. Large 4 bedrooms, 2 bath. Balconies, laundry, covered parking. Starting at $300/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

509 W. MAIN, URBANA Aug 2010. 1 bdrm apts. From $415/mo to $445/mo. Laundry, Window A/C, Parking, $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

509 Stoughton, C Fall 2010 Near Grainger, spacious studios and 2 bedrooms, laundry, value pricing, parking. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Two Bedroom Apartments 203 N. Gregory, U. 204 N. Harvey, U. 813 W. Main, U. 908 W. Stoughton, U. 1002 W. Clark, U. 1004 W. Main, U. 1007 W. Clark, U. 1007 W. Main, U. 1008 W. Main, U.

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Balcony In The Trees 2, 3 BR on Elm www.robsapartments.com

705 W. Stoughton, U Fall 2010 3 bedroom apartment. Spacious living area. Communal balcony, great backyard. Plus a bar area in kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer in each unit, value pricing. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

605 S. Fifth, C. Fall 2010 5th and Green location Outdoor activity area. 1, 2, 3 bedrooms available. Garage offstreet parking, laundry, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

706 S. WALNUT, U. August 2010. Close to Downtown Urbana, 1 bdrms $510/mo. 2 bdrms $540/mo. Central A/C, Laundry. Parking. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

305 W. Elm, U. 711 W Elm, Urbana • 4 Bedroom Apartment • Engineering Campus • 3 Level Townhouse • 2 Bathrooms • Balconies off Bedrooms • 1 Covered Parking Included • Additional Parking Available • Laundry Onsite • AC/Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal

2 BR with study, New kitchen, Patio or Balcony FREE PARKING, $699.00 Weiner Companies www.weinercompanies.com info@weinercompanies.com 217-384-8001

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604 E. White, C. Security Entrance For Fall 2010, Large studio, 1, 2 bedroom, Loft Apartment. Furnished, balconies, patios, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

604 W. Stoughton, U

Available now, June and August Spacious 2-bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen, dishwasher, disposal, balcony, central A/C, washer/dryer in unit, secured parking available, storage available. 604 W. Stoughton, Urbana, close to campus, $950. 217-384-1925 www.smithapartments-cu.com

3rd and Clark August 2010 Beautiful, furnished, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, and 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Plasma TV, wood floors. Nicest anywhere. $800-$1100 per month Ted Pfeffer 766-5108

ABOVE JIMMY JOHN'S ON LINCOLN 805 S. LINCOLN, U. Aug 2010. Ceiling fans, Window A/ C. Efficiencies from $520/mo. 1 bdrms from $570/mo, Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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807 to 809 W. ILLINOIS, U Aug 2010. 1 Bdrms corner of Lincoln & Illinois. Window A/C, Laundry, Rent $550/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 906 S. Oak, C Second Semester Remodeled 2-4 Bedroom Apartments. Laundry in each apartment. No pets. Steve Frerichs (217) 369-1182 stevesapartments.com 906 S. Oak, C Furnished 2 bedroom apartments for August 2010. Laundry in each apartment. No pets. $810 Steve Frerichs 369-1182 stevesapartments.com

906-908 S. Locust, C. Locust III now offering efficiency and 1 bedroom apartments for 2010. Some pet friendly units. Schedule an appointment today! 367-2009 www.tricountymg.com

907 W. STOUGHTON, URBANA Aug 2010. Huge 2 bdrm apt in great location near Engineering. Central A/C, laundry. From $650/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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BIG TV & JACUZZI 205 S. Sixth, C. --2, 3, 4, Bedroom

New Security Building 808 S. Oak, C. --2 & 4 Bedroom

Bi-Level Luxury 805 S. Locust, C. --FREE INTERNET IN MOST UNITS www.mhmproperties.com 337-8852

508, 510, & 512 E. STOUGHTON, C. August 2010. Huge 1 bdrm plus den and 2 bdrms. Close to Engineering & C/S. A/C, Laundry, Parking $55/ mo. Rent from $555/mo to $620/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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ARBOR APARTMENTS, C. Aug 2010. 1 bdrms at Third & Gregory. Window A/C, laundry, rents from $390/mo to $415/mo. Parking $35/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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502 W. Green, Urbana Fully furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bath with washer/dryer and fireplace. $1400/mo. 815-436-8262 john.foster1@comcast.net

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509 Bash Court, C. Fall 2010 Great 3 and 5 bedrooms, Behind Legends. Fully furnished, dishwashers, laundry. Off-street parking. Starting at $330/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Aug 2010. Huge 2 bdrms- 1,100 sq. ft. W/D in each unit. From $695/mo to $735/mo. Parking. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Aug 2010. 1/2 blk south of Green. 1 bdrm $430/mo. 2 bdrms from $475/ mo. Window A/C. Parking $40/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

102 N. GREGORY, U. Aug 2010. Close to Illini Union. Efficiency $375/mo, 1 bdrm $440/mo, 2 bdrms $540/mo. Carpet, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-173 www.barr-re.com

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101 N. BUSEY & 102 N. LINCOLN, U. Aug 2010. Near Green & Lincoln. 2 bdrm apts from $540/mo. Window A/C, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

5th & HEALEY, C. August 2010. The BEST LOCATED EFFICIENCIES & 1 BEDROOMS on campus - period. Here's the best part: Efficiencies $400/mo to $425/ mo & 1 bedrooms $550/mo. Parking available at $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

602 E. Clark Champaign Furnished studio apartments. Block east of Beckman. Leasing for August 2010. Wampler Property Management 217-352-1335 www.wamplerapartments.com

706 S. LOCUST, C. Aug 2010. Window A/C, covered parking $45/mo, laundry. 1 bdrm $400/mo, 2 bdrms $540/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

311 E. WHITE, CHAMPAIGN Avail Aug 2010. Large efficiencies close to Beckman Center. From $325/mo. Parking $35/mo. Window A/C, carpet. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1107 S. EUCLID, C Aug 2010. 1 bdrms near Armory & ARC. Window A/C, laundry, rents from $390/mo to $415/mo. Parking $35/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1107 S. 4TH, C. For August 2010. 4 and 5 bedroom lofts. Best location. Completely furnished. Laundry, parking garage, elevator, flat screen TV available. Starting at $360/person. Phone 3523182. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com

1108 S. Lincoln, U EFFICIENCIES: 610 W. Elm, U 705 W. Elm, U 1 BEDROOMS: 1308 Grandview, C 703 W. Oregon, U

2 BEDROOMS: 3 BEDROOMS: 208 N. Harvey, U 610 W. Elm, U 604 1/2 W. Elm, U 905 W. Springfield, U 4 BEDROOMS: 606 1/2 W. Elm, U 711 W. Elm, U

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602 E. Stoughton, C Fall 2010. Unique 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. All furnished, laundry, internet. 2 Bedrooms starting at $387/person. Parking available. Must see! THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

711 W. Main Urbana Furnished studio apartments. Corner of Busey Ave and Main St. Leasing for August 2010. Wampler Property Management 217-352-1335 www.wamplerapartments.com

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1102 W. Stoughton 2 Bedroom - $830 3 Bedroom - $1135

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802 W. GREEN, U. Aug 2010. One block from Lincoln Ave. Large units with Central A/C, Patios/Balconies, laundry. Parking $40/mo. 2 bdrms from $575/mo to $605/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

106 Daniel, C. For August 2010. 1, 2, 4 bedroom mardi gras balconies and townhouses. Parking, laundry. Starting at $360/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Avail Now. Completely remodeled efficiencies with new flooring, furniture, and cabinets. Fantastic South Lincoln location. Rent starts at $365/ mo. Call for a showing time. Barr Real Estate, Inc. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

111 E. Chalmers, C. August 2010 studio, 1 and 4 bedrooms. Furniture, skylights, offstreet parking, laundry. Starting at $360/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

AVAILABLE JANUARY Big 4 BR, Bi-Level Semester Lease 805 S. Locust $960/month 217-337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com

Available January Furnished Apartments Studios $355 - $390 1 Bedrooms $450 2 & 3 Bedrooms $595 & up THE UNIVERSITY GROUP Office @ 309 S. First., C universitygroupapartments.com 217-352-3182 Furnished 1 & 2 bedroom near John & Second $495/mo., Healey & Third $395/mo., Studios on Healey and First $345/mo. Available Now. Call 356-1407

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GREAT VALUE 306-308-309 White, C August 2010. Furnished studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Balconies, patios, laundry, dishwashers, off-street parking. Behind County Market. Starting at $265/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

HEALEY COURT APARTMENTS 307-309 Healey Court, C. Fall 2010. Behind FU Bar. 2 and 3 bedrooms. Parking, laundry. Starting at $343/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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1007 S. FIRST Aug 2010. Near First & Gregory. 2 bdrm apts from $595/mo. Window A/ C, Carpet, Laundry. Parking included. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

THE GEORGIAN 1005 S. SIXTH, CHAMPAIGN Aug 2010. Best located 1 bdrms on U of I Campus. Next to UI Library. 1 bdrms from $450 to $545/mo. Laundry, Window A/C, Carpet. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Aug 2010. Huge one bdrms, Window A/C. Rents from $380/mo to $405/mo. Parking $20/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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One Bedroom Residences Downtown Champaign. August 2010. A Complete regeneration of living space in DT Champaign. These artistically inspired residences are fully furnished and feature IKEA furniture and cabinetry, hardwood floors, video security, off street parking and laundry on site. KARMA is designed to be a fusion of art and living in a contemporary urban environment. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Old Town Champaign 510 S. Elm, C. Available Fall 2010. 2 BR close to campus, hardwood floors, laundry, W/D, central air/heat, off-street parking, 24 hr. maintenance. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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1 BR remodeled apartments with balcony. Close to downtown Champaign, central air, no pets $450 or $470/mo 202-2785

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Spacious 1 BR apartments with sunroom from $625/mo. Beautiful older building with hardwood floors. Ideal campus location. August 2010 Wampler Property Management 217-352-1335 www.wamplerapartments.com

115 W. WASHINGTON, U August 2010. 1 bdrms. Window A/C, Laundry. From $360/mo to $495/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 1725 Robert Drive Residential SW Champaign neighborhood. Large, 2 BDR apt. includes garage space. Beautiful in-ground swimming pool. $829/mo. 217-840-3266 joelwardhomes.com

511-513 S. ELM, C. Available January 1. Large 2 BR unit, Race and Washington, U. $550/ mo. W/D in unit. No Pets. 356-0017.

1006 W. STOUGHTON, URBANA Aug 2010. Close to Engineering campus. 4 bdrm from $935/mo. 3 bdrms from $795/mo. 2 bdrms from $550/mo. Window A/C, Carpet. Parking $30/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1901 Karen Ct, C Aug 2010. 2 bdrm apts in SW Champaign neighborhood near Windsor Rd & Mattis Ave. 1 bdrm from $495/mo, 2 bdrms $530/mo. Carpet, central a/c, dishwashers, disposals, laundry in building, gas heat. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

3 BEDROOM Heat Included 1714 W. Union, C. (Near Mattis & Union) Large unit all on one floor. W/D hookups. Spacious backyard and patio. $750/mo. Call 384-0333 or 840-6860.

605 S. RACE, U. Avail Aug 2010. Upstairs 1 bedroom in converted house. Hardwood floors and free parking. $425/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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John Street Apartments 58 E. John, C. August 2010. Studio, two and three bedrooms, fully furn i s h e d . D i s h w a s h e r, c e n t e r courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, parking. Starting at $298/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Aug. 2010. Corner of W. Green and Elm in quiet, attractive building with locked security entrance. Large 2 bdrm. apts with approximately 770 sq. ft. Free covered parking, laundry in building, Central A/C, Gas Heat, Carpet. On busline. Rent starts at $540/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Avail Aug 2010. 2 bedroom Townhouse with hardwood/vinyl floors and 1 1/2 baths. Rent $570/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

703 W. Church, C. Aug 2010. Close to downtown in quiet location on busline. 1 bdrm from $425/mo. 2 bdrms. start at $475 to $485/mo. Patio/Balconies, Central A/C, Gas Heat, Carpet, Laundry in building. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

705 W. CHURCH, C. Aug 2010. Very attractive apts located near downtown. On busline. Large apts. Balconies or patios. One bdrms from $425/mo. Two bedrooms from $475/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 713 S. Randolph, C Now Available - price reduction 3 bedroom or 2 bedroom + study. $650 near campus and downtown Champaign. Includes cable TV, water, and parking, and has a balcony. call 217-352-8540 for appointment or can be viewed at faronproperties.com

722 S. BROADWAY, URBANA August 2010. 1 bdrm apts close to Campus. Window A/C. Rents $400/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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BEST OFFER CAMPUS 1 BR Loft 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Campus. 367-6626 Available August 2010

August 2010. Attractive Colonial building, on busline. Large 2 bdrm corner apts approx 740 sq. ft. $440/ mo, Remodeled $460/mo. Interior 2 bdrm apts. from $460/mo, Remodeled $480/mo. $50/mo to furnish. Central A/C, carpet, laundry, parking avail. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com COUNTRY FAIR APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom, furnished or unfurnished, FREE gas heat, water, trash removal, basic satellite TV & FREE parking! Pool, tennis court, inside laundry. On 4 MTD bus routes. Small pet O.K. Ask about our student leases. M-F 9-5:30, Sat. 9-12. Call 359-3713 or just stop by our ofďŹ ce in the red barn, at 2106 W. White, C. www.myapartmenthome.com

EfďŹ ciency Apartments 702 E. Green, Urbana (near Green & Anderson) First oor smaller unit for $340/mo. Second oor large unit for $395/mo. New street and sidewalks and spacious grounds. Free laundry and parking. Call 384-0333 or 840-6860. 2 BR Apartment Campus Location. Kitchen, dining room, front room. W/D. Available January 15th. 217-637-0314

1108 S. LINCOLN, U. August 2010. Classic building close to Jimmy John's on Lincoln Ave. Hardwood Floors, Laundry. EfďŹ ciencies- furnished rents from $355 to $375/mo. Unfurnished 1 bdrms $550/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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510 S. MATTIS, C. Avail Now and Aug 2010. Beautiful luxury 1230 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms & 3 bedrooms townhomes in great location with 2.5 baths, washer/dryers, ceramic tile, ceiling fans, garages. 3 Bdrm now $650/mo. and Aug 2010 $825/mo. 2 bedrooms Aug 2010 $800/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

609 W. MAIN, U. August 2010. 2bdrm TownhousesFurnished $620/mo, Unfurnished $600/mo. 2 bdrm apts- Furnished $545/mo. 1 bdrm apts Furnished $490/mo. Parking optional, Central A/C, Carpet, Laundry, Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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Aug 2010. Classic Building- across from Jimmy John's on Lincoln Ave. Hardwood Floors, Laundry, Call for showing times. EfďŹ ciencies $380 1 BR + Sun Room $550/mo (UF) 1 BR + Den $550/mo (UF) 2 BR $490 to $550/mo (F) Parking $50/mo BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

COURTYARD ON RANDOLPH 717 S. Randolph, C. 2 BR + Study NOW AVAILABLE Price reduction $650/mo. Close to campus and downtown. Water, trash, Direct TV, parking included. Has balcony, laundry, seasonal pool. For showing call 217-352-8540. www.faronproperties.com

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Fall 2010 studio and 4 bedroom penthouse. Secured building. Private parking, laundry on-site. Value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Fall 2010. Large studio, double closet, well furnished. Starting from $350/mo. Behind County Market. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Fall 2010. Great location on the park. Private balconies. Fully furnished 3 bedrooms. Parking, laundry, value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

408 E. White, C. Furnished 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments For August 2010. No Pets. $440- 900. Steve Frerichs (217)369-1182 stevesapartments.com

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202 E. SPRINGFIELD, C. August 2010. 1 bedroom units conveniently located close to campus. Rent from $410/mo. Central A/C, dishwashers, balconies. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

2, 3, 4 BR. Great Location, on-site laundry, parking. 3 BR with 2.5 bath/ spa with own washer/dryer. 4 BR with leather furniture plus at screen TV. Value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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1006 S. 3rd, C. Fall 2010 1, 2, 3 bedrooms. Location, location. Covered parking, laundry, furnished, patios. Value pricing. OfďŹ ce at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Great location. 2 blocks from main quad. Leather furniture, hardwood floors, & flat screen TV. Loft style 4 and 5 bedrooms, each with 2 full bathrooms. Great location! Just across from the U of I Armory. Available Fall 2010: 4BR Loft $1520 GREGORY 5BR Loft $1800 TOWERS

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For August 2010. Extra large efficiency apartments. Security building entry, complete furniture, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Fall 2010. Location!! 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Some skylights and flat screen TVs. Covered Parking. Laundry. Starting at $375/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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One Bedroom Apartments 203 N. Gregory, U. 204 N. Harvey, U. 906 W. Clark, U. 1002 W. Clark, U. 1003 W. Clark, U. 1005 W. Stoughton, U. 1007 W. Clark, U. 1007 W. Main, U. 1008 W. Main, U. 1010 W. Main, U.

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509 W. MAIN, URBANA Aug 2010. 1 bdrm apts. From $415/mo to $445/mo. Laundry, Window A/C, Parking, $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

509 Stoughton, C Fall 2010 Near Grainger, spacious studios and 2 bedrooms, laundry, value pricing, parking. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Two Bedroom Apartments 203 N. Gregory, U. 204 N. Harvey, U. 813 W. Main, U. 908 W. Stoughton, U. 1002 W. Clark, U. 1004 W. Main, U. 1007 W. Clark, U. 1007 W. Main, U. 1008 W. Main, U.

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705 W. Stoughton, U Fall 2010 3 bedroom apartment. Spacious living area. Communal balcony, great backyard. Plus a bar area in kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer in each unit, value pricing. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

605 S. Fifth, C. Fall 2010 5th and Green location Outdoor activity area. 1, 2, 3 bedrooms available. Garage offstreet parking, laundry, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

706 S. WALNUT, U. August 2010. Close to Downtown Urbana, 1 bdrms $510/mo. 2 bdrms $540/mo. Central A/C, Laundry. Parking. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

305 W. Elm, U. 711 W Elm, Urbana • 4 Bedroom Apartment • Engineering Campus • 3 Level Townhouse • 2 Bathrooms • Balconies off Bedrooms • 1 Covered Parking Included • Additional Parking Available • Laundry Onsite • AC/Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal

2 BR with study, New kitchen, Patio or Balcony FREE PARKING, $699.00 Weiner Companies www.weinercompanies.com info@weinercompanies.com 217-384-8001

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604 E. White, C. Security Entrance For Fall 2010, Large studio, 1, 2 bedroom, Loft Apartment. Furnished, balconies, patios, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

604 W. Stoughton, U

Available now, June and August Spacious 2-bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen, dishwasher, disposal, balcony, central A/C, washer/dryer in unit, secured parking available, storage available. 604 W. Stoughton, Urbana, close to campus, $950. 217-384-1925 www.smithapartments-cu.com

3rd and Clark August 2010 Beautiful, furnished, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, and 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Plasma TV, wood floors. Nicest anywhere. $800-$1100 per month Ted Pfeffer 766-5108

ABOVE JIMMY JOHN'S ON LINCOLN 805 S. LINCOLN, U. Aug 2010. Ceiling fans, Window A/ C. Efficiencies from $520/mo. 1 bdrms from $570/mo, Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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807 to 809 W. ILLINOIS, U Aug 2010. 1 Bdrms corner of Lincoln & Illinois. Window A/C, Laundry, Rent $550/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 906 S. Oak, C Second Semester Remodeled 2-4 Bedroom Apartments. Laundry in each apartment. No pets. Steve Frerichs (217) 369-1182 stevesapartments.com 906 S. Oak, C Furnished 2 bedroom apartments for August 2010. Laundry in each apartment. No pets. $810 Steve Frerichs 369-1182 stevesapartments.com

906-908 S. Locust, C. Locust III now offering efficiency and 1 bedroom apartments for 2010. Some pet friendly units. Schedule an appointment today! 367-2009 www.tricountymg.com

907 W. STOUGHTON, URBANA Aug 2010. Huge 2 bdrm apt in great location near Engineering. Central A/C, laundry. From $650/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

337-1565 www.hunsingerapts.com

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Luxury Apartments 203 S. Fourth, C. 605 E. Clark --2 Bedrooms

Green at Lincoln 102 S. Lincoln, U. --1 Bedroom Apartments with

PAID UTILITIES! 101 S. Busey, U. --3 & 4 Bedroom

BIG TV & JACUZZI 205 S. Sixth, C. --2, 3, 4, Bedroom

New Security Building 808 S. Oak, C. --2 & 4 Bedroom

Bi-Level Luxury 805 S. Locust, C. --FREE INTERNET IN MOST UNITS www.mhmproperties.com 337-8852

508, 510, & 512 E. STOUGHTON, C. August 2010. Huge 1 bdrm plus den and 2 bdrms. Close to Engineering & C/S. A/C, Laundry, Parking $55/ mo. Rent from $555/mo to $620/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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ARBOR APARTMENTS, C. Aug 2010. 1 bdrms at Third & Gregory. Window A/C, laundry, rents from $390/mo to $415/mo. Parking $35/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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502 W. Green, Urbana Fully furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bath with washer/dryer and fireplace. $1400/mo. 815-436-8262 john.foster1@comcast.net

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509 Bash Court, C. Fall 2010 Great 3 and 5 bedrooms, Behind Legends. Fully furnished, dishwashers, laundry. Off-street parking. Starting at $330/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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404 W. HIGH, URBANA

706 S. FIRST, CHAMPAIGN

Aug 2010. Huge 2 bdrms- 1,100 sq. ft. W/D in each unit. From $695/mo to $735/mo. Parking. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Aug 2010. 1/2 blk south of Green. 1 bdrm $430/mo. 2 bdrms from $475/ mo. Window A/C. Parking $40/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

102 N. GREGORY, U. Aug 2010. Close to Illini Union. Efficiency $375/mo, 1 bdrm $440/mo, 2 bdrms $540/mo. Carpet, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-173 www.barr-re.com

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101 N. BUSEY & 102 N. LINCOLN, U. Aug 2010. Near Green & Lincoln. 2 bdrm apts from $540/mo. Window A/C, Laundry. Parking $45/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

5th & HEALEY, C. August 2010. The BEST LOCATED EFFICIENCIES & 1 BEDROOMS on campus - period. Here's the best part: Efficiencies $400/mo to $425/ mo & 1 bedrooms $550/mo. Parking available at $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

602 E. Clark Champaign Furnished studio apartments. Block east of Beckman. Leasing for August 2010. Wampler Property Management 217-352-1335 www.wamplerapartments.com

706 S. LOCUST, C. Aug 2010. Window A/C, covered parking $45/mo, laundry. 1 bdrm $400/mo, 2 bdrms $540/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

311 E. WHITE, CHAMPAIGN Avail Aug 2010. Large efficiencies close to Beckman Center. From $325/mo. Parking $35/mo. Window A/C, carpet. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1107 S. EUCLID, C Aug 2010. 1 bdrms near Armory & ARC. Window A/C, laundry, rents from $390/mo to $415/mo. Parking $35/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1107 S. 4TH, C. For August 2010. 4 and 5 bedroom lofts. Best location. Completely furnished. Laundry, parking garage, elevator, flat screen TV available. Starting at $360/person. Phone 3523182. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com

1108 S. Lincoln, U EFFICIENCIES: 610 W. Elm, U 705 W. Elm, U 1 BEDROOMS: 1308 Grandview, C 703 W. Oregon, U

2 BEDROOMS: 3 BEDROOMS: 208 N. Harvey, U 610 W. Elm, U 604 1/2 W. Elm, U 905 W. Springfield, U 4 BEDROOMS: 606 1/2 W. Elm, U 711 W. Elm, U

Hunsinger Enterprises Inc. Call 337-1565 for an appointment. www.hunsingerapts.com

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602 E. Stoughton, C Fall 2010. Unique 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. All furnished, laundry, internet. 2 Bedrooms starting at $387/person. Parking available. Must see! THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

711 W. Main Urbana Furnished studio apartments. Corner of Busey Ave and Main St. Leasing for August 2010. Wampler Property Management 217-352-1335 www.wamplerapartments.com

Near Beckman & Engineering Campus

1102 W. Stoughton 2 Bedroom - $830 3 Bedroom - $1135

904 W. Stoughton 2 Bedroom - $775 3 Bedroom - $1230

1009 W. Main U.

1 Bedroom - $550 / 2 Bedroom - $755

1004 W. Stoughton 4 Bedroom - $1270

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802 W. GREEN, U. Aug 2010. One block from Lincoln Ave. Large units with Central A/C, Patios/Balconies, laundry. Parking $40/mo. 2 bdrms from $575/mo to $605/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

106 Daniel, C. For August 2010. 1, 2, 4 bedroom mardi gras balconies and townhouses. Parking, laundry. Starting at $360/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Avail Now. Completely remodeled efficiencies with new flooring, furniture, and cabinets. Fantastic South Lincoln location. Rent starts at $365/ mo. Call for a showing time. Barr Real Estate, Inc. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

111 E. Chalmers, C. August 2010 studio, 1 and 4 bedrooms. Furniture, skylights, offstreet parking, laundry. Starting at $360/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

AVAILABLE JANUARY Big 4 BR, Bi-Level Semester Lease 805 S. Locust $960/month 217-337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com

Available January Furnished Apartments Studios $355 - $390 1 Bedrooms $450 2 & 3 Bedrooms $595 & up THE UNIVERSITY GROUP Office @ 309 S. First., C universitygroupapartments.com 217-352-3182 Furnished 1 & 2 bedroom near John & Second $495/mo., Healey & Third $395/mo., Studios on Healey and First $345/mo. Available Now. Call 356-1407

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GREAT VALUE 306-308-309 White, C August 2010. Furnished studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Balconies, patios, laundry, dishwashers, off-street parking. Behind County Market. Starting at $265/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

HEALEY COURT APARTMENTS 307-309 Healey Court, C. Fall 2010. Behind FU Bar. 2 and 3 bedrooms. Parking, laundry. Starting at $343/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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1007 S. FIRST Aug 2010. Near First & Gregory. 2 bdrm apts from $595/mo. Window A/ C, Carpet, Laundry. Parking included. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

THE GEORGIAN 1005 S. SIXTH, CHAMPAIGN Aug 2010. Best located 1 bdrms on U of I Campus. Next to UI Library. 1 bdrms from $450 to $545/mo. Laundry, Window A/C, Carpet. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Aug 2010. Huge one bdrms, Window A/C. Rents from $380/mo to $405/mo. Parking $20/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

KARMA

One Bedroom Residences Downtown Champaign. August 2010. A Complete regeneration of living space in DT Champaign. These artistically inspired residences are fully furnished and feature IKEA furniture and cabinetry, hardwood floors, video security, off street parking and laundry on site. KARMA is designed to be a fusion of art and living in a contemporary urban environment. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Old Town Champaign 510 S. Elm, C. Available Fall 2010. 2 BR close to campus, hardwood floors, laundry, W/D, central air/heat, off-street parking, 24 hr. maintenance. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Best in Show Clark Efficiencies www.robsapartments.com

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1 BR remodeled apartments with balcony. Close to downtown Champaign, central air, no pets $450 or $470/mo 202-2785

106 E. John Champaign

Spacious 1 BR apartments with sunroom from $625/mo. Beautiful older building with hardwood floors. Ideal campus location. August 2010 Wampler Property Management 217-352-1335 www.wamplerapartments.com

115 W. WASHINGTON, U August 2010. 1 bdrms. Window A/C, Laundry. From $360/mo to $495/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 1725 Robert Drive Residential SW Champaign neighborhood. Large, 2 BDR apt. includes garage space. Beautiful in-ground swimming pool. $829/mo. 217-840-3266 joelwardhomes.com

511-513 S. ELM, C. Available January 1. Large 2 BR unit, Race and Washington, U. $550/ mo. W/D in unit. No Pets. 356-0017.

1006 W. STOUGHTON, URBANA Aug 2010. Close to Engineering campus. 4 bdrm from $935/mo. 3 bdrms from $795/mo. 2 bdrms from $550/mo. Window A/C, Carpet. Parking $30/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1901 Karen Ct, C Aug 2010. 2 bdrm apts in SW Champaign neighborhood near Windsor Rd & Mattis Ave. 1 bdrm from $495/mo, 2 bdrms $530/mo. Carpet, central a/c, dishwashers, disposals, laundry in building, gas heat. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

3 BEDROOM Heat Included 1714 W. Union, C. (Near Mattis & Union) Large unit all on one floor. W/D hookups. Spacious backyard and patio. $750/mo. Call 384-0333 or 840-6860.

605 S. RACE, U. Avail Aug 2010. Upstairs 1 bedroom in converted house. Hardwood floors and free parking. $425/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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John Street Apartments 58 E. John, C. August 2010. Studio, two and three bedrooms, fully furn i s h e d . D i s h w a s h e r, c e n t e r courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, parking. Starting at $298/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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Aug. 2010. Corner of W. Green and Elm in quiet, attractive building with locked security entrance. Large 2 bdrm. apts with approximately 770 sq. ft. Free covered parking, laundry in building, Central A/C, Gas Heat, Carpet. On busline. Rent starts at $540/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Avail Aug 2010. 2 bedroom Townhouse with hardwood/vinyl floors and 1 1/2 baths. Rent $570/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

703 W. Church, C. Aug 2010. Close to downtown in quiet location on busline. 1 bdrm from $425/mo. 2 bdrms. start at $475 to $485/mo. Patio/Balconies, Central A/C, Gas Heat, Carpet, Laundry in building. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

705 W. CHURCH, C. Aug 2010. Very attractive apts located near downtown. On busline. Large apts. Balconies or patios. One bdrms from $425/mo. Two bedrooms from $475/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 713 S. Randolph, C Now Available - price reduction 3 bedroom or 2 bedroom + study. $650 near campus and downtown Champaign. Includes cable TV, water, and parking, and has a balcony. call 217-352-8540 for appointment or can be viewed at faronproperties.com

722 S. BROADWAY, URBANA August 2010. 1 bdrm apts close to Campus. Window A/C. Rents $400/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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DOIN’ IT WELL

by Jo SangEr and Ross Wantland

of cheaters and beaters Cheating is something that we are perversely fascinated by, especially when committed by rich, famous, powerful men. From the President Clinton impeachment hearing to tabloid stories to Tiger, we eagerly watch the spectacle of the cheater and his family unfold. In the month since the story about Tiger Woods’s relationships with other women emerged, the tone has slowly changed, from shock, to outrage, to coy elbow nudging. On a recent morning news show, a commentator discussed how Tiger now had the opportunity to move from his squeaky clean image to create the image of a “bad boy,” someone who could behave poorly but continue to be admired. About the same time, Charlie Sheen was arrested for allegedly threatening his wife with a weapon. Although one of the top paid television performers and star of the most watched sitcom, Sheen’s violence — even his wife’s 911 call — made little splash. On another morning news program, a commentator chuckled that Sheen had “always been a bad boy.” Apparently a life of drugs, alcohol and sexual conquests allows you to also be downright silly when you’re threatening someone’s life. That cad! “Doin’ It Well” is a little late in the game to comment on the Tiger Woods’s (or David Let-

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August 2010. Located in SW Champaign near Windsor & Mattis. 2 bdrm Duplexes, Fourplexes, Townhouses and 1 bedrooms. Carpet, gas heat, central a/c. Some units have w/d's in units, or laundry in bldg, garages, dishwashers, disposals, patio/balconies, parking. 1 bdrms from $490/ mo. 2 bdrms from $610/mo to $690/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

512 W. GREEN, C. Aug 2010. Double security brick building in excellent location. Large 2 bdrm apts with approx 800 sq. ft. Parking, Central A/C, Carpet, Laundry facilities. On busline. Rents $530/mo to $550/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

800 W. Church, C Centrally located. 2 BR. Near shops and transportation. Now Available. $490/mo. No Pets. 217-352-8540 for showing. www.faronproperties.com

FREE HEAT, WATER, & TRASH 603 W. Nevada, Urb 2 BR, unf, free off-st. pkg, $750-790 Weiner Companies www.weinercompanies.com info@weinercompanies.com 217-384-8001

terman’s) infidelity drama. We are even a little late to comment upon Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen’s arrest for threatening to stab his wife. Rather than re-hash conversations about whether men are evolutionarily programmed to cheat (they aren’t), we want to explore the media discussions about both of these men labeled as “bad boys” (or bad boys in the making). What makes someone into a bad boy? And why do we love to hate the bad boys we love?

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

Like cheating, our fascination with bad boy icons is layered. Being “bad” describes a form of masculinity that is trailblazing and independent, a man who doesn’t play by the rules. This is the man whom other men long to be, and whom others (men and women) imagine being with. Sure, he has difficulty maintaining relationships with, well, anyone, and he’s got a huge ego. But there’s something attractive about how he lives outside of social norms. Sexually, this is pretty particular to our views of masculinity; women who live outside of the norms of monogamy are quickly labeled whores or sluts. When behaviors — from lying to overt violence — injure others, bad boys have crossed a line from

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Landmark Apartments 502 W. Main, Urbana. Free heat and water. Studio available now. 1 & 2 bedrooms available January. 217-384-5876.

On Campus. $3200/mo. Fall 2010 367-6626

11 Bedroom 5 Bedroom House 1,850 sq. ft., furnished basement, large bedrooms, free parking, DW, W/D. 705 W. Springfield, Urbana. Hunsinger Enterprises, 337-1565

Call 352-7712 AVAILABLE NOW Large One Bedroom 212 W. High, Urbana $415/month

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Share 2 bedroom w/male roommate spring and/or summer semester. Fully furnished. Green and Lincoln. W/D, A/C, $400/mo. 630-701-8882 mspence3@illinois.edu

Blogger Hugo Schwyzer — in reflecting on the Tiger Woods story and his own journey — talks about the emotions of men who may feel insecure in their relationship to their sexual partner, and encourages men to dig deeper emotionally. He encourages men to write down their thoughts/ emotions when they feel sexually rejected. Schwyzer says, “Acknowledging that horniness is real, and that lack of release is annoying, push deeper. What other need isn’t getting met? The reward of

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605 S. Prairie August 2010 Deluxe furnished 3 or 4 BR, 2 BA home. Totally redone. Plasma Television. Nicest anywhere. $1300/mo. Ted Pfeffer 766-5108

Pfeffer Properties

Furnished 4 and 5 bedroom houses on campus near Ohio and Lincoln and Stoughton and Sixth. Fall 20092010. Call 356-1407.

Deluxe Furnished 3-6 BR Houses in Old Town Champaign. Ted Pfeffer 766-5108. View at CU-Homes.com.

Houses for Rent August 2010 :: Unfurnished 310 S.Cottage Grove, U 2 bedrooms/1 bath Garage & Basement $545/mo.

602 Alabama, U 2 bedrooms/1 bath Basement, w/d hook-ups $575/mo

802 S. Race, U 2 bedrooms/1 ½ baths Hardwood Floors Laundry Hook-Up $600/mo.

205 S. Urbana, U 2 bedrooms/1 bath Hardwood floors $425/mo

Shown 7 days a week.

AVAILABLE NOW 4-8 Bedroom SEMESTER LEASE 407.5 E. White, C. 803 S. First, C. 803 S. Locust, C. $250/Person 217-337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com

700 Dover, C. Fireplace Washer/dryer Fully furnished 2 car garage Hardwood floors Great location near Hessel Park Campus Property Management (217) 328-3030 www.cpm-apts.com

Send Jo and Ross your ideas, comments and questions to buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com

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2301 Banch Rd., C. Popular Southwood neighborhood. 4 BDRS, 2 BTHS, fireplace, 2 car garage. "Like new" condition. 1,889 sf. $1395/mo. 217-840-3266 joelwardhomes.com.

217-356-1873 www.barr-re.com

705 W.Clark, C Avail Now & Aug 2010 3 bedrooms/1 bath Detached Garage $600/mo.

seeing how it is that we so often use sex to cover for the myriad other hidden needs we have is an immense one.” Jo and Ross both read The Rules of the Game, a book written by a man who claimed to have a strategy for getting women to have sex with him. After reading it, Jo made the astute comment that the man’s story actually sounded quite sad, and that he was perhaps struggling with sex addiction — an issue that is not simply about sexual release. Re-reading it through that lens, Ross saw how this “bad boy” was someone who was quite lonely and struggled to make connections that were often temporary or unfulfilling. Although bad boys appear to be rugged independents, they are trapped within a socially isolating loop that hurts everyone. Rather than celebrating this bad boy image, we need to call out how perpetuating it hurts others. We have to look for new images of what it means to be a man. Caring fathers. Listening brothers. Compassionate lovers. As men, we can’t afford to be isolated from those around us. Check us out next week as we take a look at the HPV vaccine now available for boys and men.

Bad Boys, Hurt Men

On Campus. $3300/mo. Fall 2010 367-6626

1 BR Apts available now 314 and 316 S. State St. Rents - $450-$550

self-destructive behaviors to behaviors that harm their relationships and their community. However, the label allows them to forego accountability, which may be harmful to them as well as others. Of course having sex with a number of partners isn’t unhealthy or wrong when safe and consensual. Some of the stigma about cheating is about our society’s moral judgment about another person’s sexual choices. Monogamy does not need to be the standard for relationships; some couples may have varying levels of open relationships and/or polyamory (loving relationships with multiple people at the same time). For “Doin’ It Well,” it is the broken promise of monogamy to a partner that is a larger issue reflecting trust, honesty and respect within the relationship.

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10 Bedroom

Available January or August 2010. Large bright studio and 2 BR apartments. Near Downtown Champaign and Downtown Urbana. Owner Managed. On Busline. Close to campus. Cats OK. $400 - 725/mo. 217-367-5157.

SUBLETS

What makes a bad-boy a man?

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308 1/2 W. William, C Very spacious 4 BR, LR, DR, 2 full baths, fire place,finished basement, enclosed porch, free parking garage. August 2010 217-337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com

Furnished 3 bdrm w/d, pkg 206 S. 4th $1225 Weiner Companies www.weinercompanies.com info@weinercompanies.com 217-384-8001

Available Now 4 BR house

Ideal for students Close to downtown & Campus

Call 352-7712 ROOMS

Available Now 1107 S. FOURTH $300/mo. includes utilities Fully furnished apartment Private Bedroom Located @ 4th and Gregory Flexible Leases Available Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP 352-3182 universitygroupapartments.com

Available Now Roommate wanted to share deluxe furnished 3 bedroom apartment at 3rd and Clark. $270/month plus utilities. 766-5108

Female to share quiet furnished house near campus. benorris@uiuc. edu. (217)417-4514.

PARKING/STORAGE 570 530

Now - August Campus Rooms from $299 (217) 367-6626

ROOMMATE WANTED 550 Available NOW 2 Bedroom Apartment Pay half utilities, close to campus $395/mo. 367-6626

PARKING Available Now 5th & Healey, C John & Locust, C Barr Real Estate, Inc. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

PARKING NOW 4th & Clark, C. 5th/6th & White, C. Lincoln & Green, U. 217-337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

The Earth’s north magnetic pole is not the same as the geographic North Pole. If you take out a compass to orient yourself toward due north, the compass arrow will actually point toward a spot in the frigid wilds of Canada. But what’s really odd is that the north magnetic pole has been on the move since 1904 -- scientists don’t know exactly why -- and has dramatically sped up in recent years. According to National Geographic, it’s now zooming toward Siberia at the rate of almost 40 miles per year. I suspect that your own metaphorical version of magnetic north will also be changing in 2010, Aries. By January 2011, the homing signal you depend on to locate your place in reality may have migrated significantly. This is a good time to start tracking the shift.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

“The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous,” wrote W. Somerset Maugham. “On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind.” I think the trajectory of your journey during the last 12 months tends to confirm his theory, Taurus. According to my analysis, you set new benchmarks for your personal best in 2009, while at the same time becoming a wiser, riper human being. Congrats! Now get out there and capitalize on the grace you’ve earned. Be as organized as possible as you share the fruits of your progress.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

The Onion, which describes itself as “America’s Finest News Source,” ran a feature on the inventor Thomas Edison. He “changed the face of modern life in 1879,” said the report, “when he devised the groundbreaking new process of taking ideas pioneered by other scientists and marketing them as his own.” The tone was mocking, of course, but I’m perfectly sincere when I urge you to imitate Edison in the coming weeks. Given the current astrological omens, you’d be wise to take advantage of the breakthroughs of others and make good use of resources created by others. Just be sure that you give credit where credit is due, and you’ll actually be doing everyone a service.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

A Scorpio is willing and maybe even eager to share secrets with you. Can you marshal just the right amount of self-protection -- not too much, not too little -- to trust a little more and go deeper? As for Virgo: That underself-confident person would really benefit from getting more appreciation from you. Don’t be stingy. Meanwhile, I think you’re suffering from a misunderstanding about an Aquarius. It will be in your selfish interest to clear it up. A few more tips: Don’t give up on Pisces. There’s more to come when the coast is clearer. Browse but don’t buy yet with a Leo. And make business, but not love or war, with a Capricorn.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

I like it best when the creek that runs near my home is wide and deep. It gets that way at high tide, when the moon shepherds in a surge of water from the bay. As I gaze out at the swollen cascade, I feel full and fertile; everything’s right with the world. Inevitably, though, the tide goes out and the flow turns meek and narrow. Then my mood is less likely to soar. A slight melancholy may creep in. But I’ve learned to love that state, too -- to derive a quiet joy from surveying the muddy banks where the water once ran, the muck imprinted with tracks of egrets and ducks. Besides, I know it’s only a matter of time before the tide shifts and the cascade returns. Enjoy your own personal version of the low-tide phase, Leo. High tide will be coming back your way soon.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

If you asked me to make you a mix tape that would be conducive for making love to, I wouldn’t be in the least surprised. These long January nights are ideal times for you Virgos to be unleashing your dormant passion and sharing volcanic pleasure and exploring the frontier where 18

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delight overlaps with wonder. In the compilation of tunes I’d create for you, I’d probably have stuff like “Teardrop” by Massive Attack, “Breathe Me” by Sia, “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse, and “6 Underground” by the Sneaker Pimps. But I think it’s a better idea for you to assemble your own soundtrack. Tell me about it if you do. I’m at Truthrooster@gmail.com.

LIBRA

jonesin’

“B e s t

of the

D e ca d e , P a r t 5”--2008 & 2009.

by Matt Jones

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The world’s tallest waterfall is Angel Falls in Venezuela. It was named after Jimmie Angel, an American who was the first person to fly a plane over it in 1933. Recently, Venezuela’s president suggested that this place should be officially renamed Kerepakupai Meru, which is what the indigenous Pemon Indians have always called it. The coming weeks happen to be a favorable time for you to consider making a comparable move, Libra: restoring a natural wonder to its original innocence; rehabilitating the truth about a beautiful resource; returning an old glory to its pristine state.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

In the first half of 2010, your calling will be calling to you more loudly and insistently than it has in years. It will whisper to you seductively while you’re falling asleep. It will clang like a salvation bell during your mid-morning breaks. It will soothe you with its serpentine tones and it will agitate you with its rippling commands to spring into action. How will you respond to these summonses from your supreme inner authority? This week will be a good test.

“You can have it all,” says fashion designer Luella Bartley. “It’s just really hard work.” That’s my oracle for you, Sagittarius -- not just for this week, but for the next three months as well. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the cosmos will indeed permit you to have your cake and eat it, too, as long as you’re willing to manage your life with more discipline, master the crucial little details everyone else neglects, and always give back at least as much as you’re given.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The number of bacteria per square inch on a toilet seat averages about 50. Meanwhile, your telephone harbors over 25,000 germs per square inch and the top of your desk has about 21,000. I’d like you to use this as a metaphor that you can apply more universally. According to my analysis, you see, you are over-emphasizing the risks and problems in one particular area of your life and underestimating them elsewhere. Spend some time this week correcting the misdiagnoses.

One of my readers, Judd, shared his vision of how to cope with the blahs of January. Given your astrological omens, I’d say his strategy perfectly embodies the approach you should take right now. Please study his testimony below, and come up with your own ingenious variation. “On the coldest of days, my friends and I celebrate ‘scrufting,’ the art of enjoying the great outdoors with indoor furniture, while listening to loud indie-rock and adorned in our grungiest slop-ware. Aided by Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, we curse and laugh at the constraints of winter by playing our favorite summer sports like Frisbee, hacky-sack, and soccer.”

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

It’s graduation time. Not in any officially recognized sense, maybe, but still: You have completed your study of a certain subject in the school of life. At a later date, maybe you will resume studying this subject on a higher level, but for now you’ve absorbed all you can. I suggest you give yourself a kind of final exam. (Be sure to grade it yourself.) You might also want to carry out a fun ritual to acknowledge the completion of this chapter of your story. It will free up your mind and heart to begin the next chapter.

Solution in Classifieds.

Across

1 Last.fm’s #1 pick for Best Artist of 2008 5 Lo-cal dishes 11 Start of the yr. 14 Regenerist skin care company 15 South American wildcat 16 “___ seen worse...” 17 A clip of his “Inside Edition” meltdown made Huffington Post’s #1 spot on “YouTube’s Best of 2008: Top Ten” 19 Fit, as requirements 20 Gifted people 21 Fiber ___ 23 Actor Rob 24 Large arterial trunk 26 Like some Greek columns 29 Troy story 33 Documentary on many best movie lists of 2008 37 Not quite exact 38 “In the Valley of ___” (2007 Tommy Lee Jones film) 39 Nix 41 Getting ___ years 42 “Grease ___ word!” 44 A fake “RIP” tweet about him (after the VMA broadcast) made PopEater.com’s “Best Celebrity Twitter Stories of 2009” 46 Luxury watch brand 47 NFL Network journalist Rich, once partnered on ESPN with Stuart Scott 48 Julia of “Julie & Julia” 50 “The stuff that belongs to the person you just broke up with” (George Carlin) 54 ___ States (group that includes Bulgaria) 57 Agitated 60 ___-ray (HD movie option) 61 With “The,” inspirational bestseller that made About.com’s “Top 10 Books of 2008” 64 Sine ___ non 65 Tooth substance 66 Red Sox or White Sox player, briefly 67 Laura Bush’s alma mater 68 Grabs control of 69 TV.com’s #1 pick for “Coolest Cast on Campus” for 2009

Down

1 Angry throngs 2 Type of cells that provide support for neurons 3 John Lee convicted of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks 4 Two-time All-Pro cornerback currently with the Denver Broncos 5 Do some post office work 6 Deck quartet 7 Hawaiian wear that spawns corny jokes 8 100% 9 Sorrow 10 Type of pencil that stops bleeding 11 Hendrix on the guitar 12 Opposite of sans 13 Volleyball needs 18 ___ a million 22 Candle material 24 Reason for some sirens 25 About 71% of the earth’s surface 27 Pained cries 28 It’s more than your and my two cents’ worth 30 Actress Skye 31 Garage sale condition 32 Fender bender result 33 Former Israeli PM Golda 34 Likewise 35 From coast to coast: abbr. 36 Expression akin to “shucks” 40 Joe-___ weed (healing plant) 43 Lets it all out? 45 Funk & Wagnalls offering: abbr. 49 Ludicrous 51 Do some price fixing? 52 “Never ___ moment” 53 Make baby food 54 Backyard cookouts, for short 55 Homecoming attendee, sometimes 56 Hawaiian feast 57 Swiss abstract painter Paul 58 Long swimmers 59 Father, in France 62 Raphael’s weapon, in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” 63 Gossip show that was recently hoaxed on a fake JFK photo


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p-o-p spells relax Chilling out with some cola Americans can’t really I made up for them, not theirs, but I feel it’s probdecide what they want to be, ably an apt one. Personally, I’ve used liquids to calm down for even after all these years. Decades come and go and we a large part of my life. It’s just that it’s usually a bounce back and forth from a nice whiskey or several glasses of beer and not go, go, go attitude to a let’s all some sort of genetically engineered fashion soda. relax and enjoy the simpler The biggest problem I can see with their new things kind of thing. Lately it seems as though product is that I already know beer and whiskey we’re headed towards a more laid back kind of relax the bejesus out of me, so I’m going to be a lifestyle that focuses on the little pleasures and hard customer to rake in. Even if their soda is sufamily. This is probably because the economy is per relaxing, I just can’t believe I’m going to like it in the crapper and it’s harder to be go, go, go when more than the old standby of alcohol. I might try it you don’t have any money, money, money. It’s for free, but at $2.50 a bottle, it’s simply a chance nice, though, because maybe we’ve realized how I cannot take. That’s like two drafts of Pabst. fleeting money is and discovered what’s really The soda was created in Southern California, important, saving our money so we can go crazy which shouldn’t be all that surprising. Wasn’t again in three or four years. It could be that we’re that part of our country supposed to fall in the finally just crashing from all the excitement, and ocean ten years ago anyway? Either way, their we need a little break. Personally, I think I’ve I never been comfortable with the concept managed to spend most of my life in a fairly relaxed that if I have a soft drink I may suddenly state. The only times my have to hang glide, snowboard, or begin adrenaline even kicks in now are when I’m playing XBox dancing around the room. I’m perfectly or I think I’ve accidentally locked my keys in the car. content to sit on the couch and drink it Otherwise, I’ve never really without all the excitable fanfare. It looks like found it hard to chill out a little bit. It could simply be Mary Jane’s may be just the thing for me. laziness, but I prefer to call it a lifestyle. It sucks getting up in the morning biggest stumbling block was that the main insometimes, but I can usually do it without a gal- gredient actually tastes pretty terrible. To make lon mug of coffee or three cans of Red Bull. I get up for this, they added sugar. Mixing a bunch of a little tired in the afternoon, but I usually just go crap together seems to go against the relaxation get a quick drink of water instead of chugging one idea, but I suppose I should probably at least try of those five-hour energy bottles. Five hours just it before I give the soda too much grief. Maybe really strikes me as too much of a mood commit- I’ll hand a can to a hyperactive child and see if it ment. It looks like things might finally be coming has any affect. Either way, it seems like it would be kind of fun to watch. over to my side. I was reading the other day about a new soda My guess is that Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda will that seems sort of ground breaking. It’s called become simply another weapon in the modern Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda, and it’s all about life arsenal. “I’ve had seven Red Bull and vodkas, just enjoying the ride. I’ve actually known sev- and I’ve gotta get some sleep. I should probably eral people who use Mary Jane to relax — it’s throw down a couple of bottle of Mary Jane’s just that it usually doesn’t come in the form of and get some rest. Then I can wake up and jump a drink. I’ve never been comfortable with the start my day with a few cans of that double shot concept that if I have a soft drink I may sud- Starbucks and top it off with a five hour energy denly have to hang glide, snowboard, or begin boost.” It already seems like it’s more trouble than dancing around the room. I’m perfectly content it’s worth. I’m sure there are many people out there who to sit on the couch and drink it without all the excitable fanfare. It looks like Mary Jane’s may spend their day waiting for that time of day when be just the thing for me. they can have a relaxing soda and take a load off. It’s a soda pop made with kava, some sort of The thing is, it’s more likely that it’s just them reroot that supposedly calms the nerves, and it’s laxing rather than the soda making them relax. I essentially an anti-energy drink designed to cre- suppose it doesn’t matter either way, so long as ate peace, harmony and what I’m sure they hope they find that elusive state of chill. It probably are large sales of soda that probably makes the shouldn’t be that hard. As for me, I’ll just stick person feel roughly the same way they did before with what I know works. Sure, it may not be a they drank it. It’s not an accident they used the subtle attitude adjustment with alcohol, but it is name Mary Jane in the title. “It doesn’t have pot a very obvious one. I feel like I’ve got enough to in it, but you’ll feel like it does!” That’s the slogan worry about as it is. buzz   

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