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I SUPPOSE I DO HAVE ONE UNEMBARRASSED PASSION. I WANT TO KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO CARE ABOUT SOMETHING PASSIONATELY.

EDITOR’S NOTE PAUL WAGNER • EDITOR IN CHIEF

Kids are great. I know, that’s

a bit vague, but they really are. Especially in the later elementary school grades, just before they hit junior high. Some of my friends don’t like kids, and I just cannot understand how. Kids are the most honest little people you’ll ever meet. They say what’s on their mind, and sometimes they come up with some really hilarious things to say. My summer job for the past three years has been as a camp counselor, and this summer I started working at the Champaign Park District’s day camp. Having previously only worked for camps in the south suburbs of Chicago, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this camp. But, like I had sort of expected, the same types of kids show up at camps everywhere. There’s always the aggressive kids who have to prove themselves, the quiet kids, the loud kids, the gossipy kids, the super-nice kids, and, of course, the class clowns. Which takes me back to my bafflement at people who don’t like kids. Hell, even the bad kids are great.Ask teachers, the kids who act out and the class clowns are the kids you get to know best because you deal with them the most, and a lot of the bad kids are really good kids who want attention. The only explanation I can muster is that these people just do not have any experience with kids, and that makes them afraid. All you parents out there know how easy it is to interact with kids, and how cool it is to see them learn about stuff and grow into young adults. Kids just take in so much of what’s going on around them, and most of them haven’t been touched by the cynicism that the rest of us have. I’d love to be a kid again, have endless energy, see stuff through relatively unjaded eyes, have fun all the time. I just hate to see kids who really have been jaded or hurt. Breaks my heart. Damn, outta room. I could write about this for days, but I guess I’ll stop here. Kids really are great, though. They brighten the days of those who work with them every day. No joke. - Paul

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New Building “Lofts on John” One bedroom, unfurnished, W/D, dishwasher, opening August 05 $650/mo. Near John and 2nd. Call 356-1407

Parkview Apartments 121 W. Park, Urbana Efficiency apartments for fall. Includes water, trash removal, on-site laundry. $395/mo. Campo Rental Agency 344-1927.

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Location 102 E. Gregory, C 202 E. John, C 610 E. Stoughton, C 910 & 910.5 S. Locust, C 807 W. Oregon, U 810 W. Iowa, U 811 W. Oregon, U

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JOHN STREET APARTMENTS

PARK-LIKE SETTING

58 E. John August 2005. Two and three bedrooms, fully furnished. Dishwashers, center courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, ethernet available. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 Showings Monday-Friday 10-5 Saturday 11-4

Unf. 2 BR avail. 8/18/05, A/C, laundry, 101 W. Park, Urbana. $500/month. Weiner Co. 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

2 BR DUPLEX IN URBANA

OLD TOWN CHAMPAIGN

510 S. Elm Available Fall 2005. 2 BR close to campus, hardwood floors, dishwasher, W/D, central air/heat, off street parking, 24 hr. maintenance. $525/mo. 841-1996. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

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The Weiner Companies, Ltd.

384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com 206 A & B William in Champaign. 4 BD/ 4 BA. Available 6/1. $1480/mo.

304 W. Elm, U

Apartment in house

at 402 East High, Urbana. Close to campus, Lincoln Square, and downtown Urbana. Available August 1.

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352-8540, p.m. 355-4608 www.faronproperties.com

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STATELY BUILDING LARGE 2 BEDROOM 2 BR plus sunroom Avail. Fall 2005 hwd floors, laundry, parking $900/month includes heat, water & trash

603 West Green, U The Weiner Companies,Ltd 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

NEED A 1 BR! Convenient 1 bedrooms near downtown Champaign now available. From $390.

These and other apartment locations also available for leases starting throughout the summer.

2 BR or 1BR w/Study Between campus & Strawberry Fields. parking, A/C, $495/mo.

APARTMENTS Unfurnished

403 W. White, C. 605 W. University 711 S. Randolph, C. 511 W. University, C. 515 W. Washington, C. 811 W. Hill, C.

Call 217-239-6677

3 bedroom 2.3 bath, lofted condo in Colony West. W/D. C/A, swimming pool, tennis courts, lots of parking. $895. 637-0806

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705 S. RANDOLPH, C 2 BR, Available early June. Near campus and Downtown Champaign. $510/ mo. 352-8540 www.faronproperties.com

57 E. Green St. Champaign, IL 61820

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48 E. John, C.

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1106 S. Euclid, C.

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2302 W. John (brand new), C.

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2 BR house. Quiet Champaign location. Lots of amenities. $645/mo. 217-637-0806. 506 W. Springfield August ‘05. 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished home. Huge, beautiful, hardwood, parking. Ted 766-5108. 617 W. CHURCH Beautiful 6 BR 3 Bath furnished home. Hardwood floors, two porches, off-street parking and more. Only $2100/mo. 369-0500.

Roommate wanted. 1 or 2. Male or Female. Nice house in country. $325 includes everything. 217-840-2257.

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Rent storage for the summer. Student special. Own your own storage. 384-5302

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now offering listings with extra charm for Fall 2005 56/58 E. Healey, C

1BR $390-$425 Furnished apts with patios or balconies. Heat paid. Parking is $35/ month. On-site laundry.

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711 West Main, U Studios

Eff. $345-$365 Large furnished efficiency at corner of Clark and Sixth. Parking is $40/month. Includes water & sewer.

$425-$440 Furnished with fireplace, balcony/patio. Located at the corner of Main and Busey. On-site laundry. Parking Included.

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2 BR in Champaign, condo, airconditioning,cable,fireplace, washer/dryer, balcony/patio, furnished, telephone hook-up, garage, 2 bus routes. $425/mo. 217-721-5027 or 217-373-7978. rnhrdttl@uiuc.edu.

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large backyard, porches, laundry, hdwd floors

Campus Property Management 328-3030 • www.cpm-apts.com

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Residential Area & Close to Campus

AVAILABLE NOW AND FOR FALL Share beautiful furnished 3 bedroom apartment at Third and Clark. From $225. Ted 766-5108

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306-510 E. Michigan, U.

Eight to Nine Bedroom Fall, Campus, $2850 367-6626

1, 2, 3 & 4 BRS GREAT LOCATIONS GREAT PRICES

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1 bedroom, near campus $300 per month 367-6626

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Summer Only

2 bedroom and 7 bedroom house on campus for Fall 2004. 367-6626.

Avail. Fall. $465- $475/mo. Includes most utilities, laundry, pkg, A/C. On busline.

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Eff.$315-325 Furnished effiency with patio or balcony. Includes water & sewer. Parking $35 per month.

1009 W. Main, U 2BR $630 Furnished on engineering campus, water paid. Remodeled kitchens. Parking is $35/month. Onsite laundry.

www.hpmapts.com Heritage Property Management, Inc. 1206 S. Randolph, Suite B Ch. (217) 351.1803

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RATES: Billed rate: 35¢/word Paid-in-Advance: 28¢/word Photo Sellers 30 words or less + photo: $5 per issue Garage Sales 30 words in both Thursday’s buzz and Friday’s Daily Illini!! $10. If it rains, your next date is free. Action Ads • 20 words, run any 5 days (in buzz or The Daily Illini), $14 • 10 words, run any 5 days (in buzz or The Daily Illini), $7 • add a photo to an action ad, $10

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Help wanted for apartment inspections in August. Apply at: Campus Property Management 303 E. Green 328-3030.

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Camp Counselors- Gain valuable expreience while having the summer of a lifetime. Counelors needed for Outdoor Adventure, Arts, Aquatics, and more in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Apply online at www.pineforestcamp.com Earn $5000 as an egg donor. Must be 20-29 and a non-smoker. Please call Alternative Reproductive Resources at 773-327-7315 or 847446-1001 to learn how you can help a family fulfill its dreams.

Services MODELS NEEDED

for professional fetish style photos. For more details please call Dawn at

Mentor and critic for literary and visual arts. $25/hr. 217-417-0233

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Johnson Rentals

Property Management

Fall 2005 Apartments • Efficiencies 1103 S. Euclid 312 E. White • 1 Bedrooms 508 S. First 108 W. Charles 310 E. Clark 106 E. Armory 312 E. White 105 S. Fourth 104 E. John 103 E. Stoughton 103 E. Healey 108 1/2 E. Daniel 507 S. Elm, C Call for an appointment

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• 2 Bedrooms 308 E. Armory 1103 S. Euclid 312 E. White 104 E. John 103 E. Stoughton 105 S. Fourth 210/208 E. White 312 E. White • 3 Bedrooms 1103 S. Euclid 807 S. Locust 210/208 E. White 312 E. White 104 E. John • 4 Bedrooms 807 S. Locust 210/208 E. White

502 E. University, C. Quiet Building. Huge bedrooms, AC, furnished, parking, Aug. 05. 369-0237. www.zhengrentals.com

COURTYARD ON RANDOLPH

Don’t get stuck with only those highpriced apartments left for Fall. Wellmaintained 2- bedroom furnished apartments near Beckman and Engineering. Dishwasher, AC, ethernet and off-street parking available. $595/mo. 493-8487

LIKE NEW! DJ Equipment for Sale. Pioneer, Denon, Vestax Mixers. Denon CD Players. Vestax PDX 2000. Alesis Air FX. Coffins and heavy duty Cases. 217-344-3751. http://mamboitaliano.us/4sale/

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Furnished/Unfurnished 1 bedroom lofts $497 2 bedrooms $545 3 bedrooms $650 4 bedrooms $1000 Campus, parking. Fall 04, 367-6626 1 BR. Apartments. 108 E. Stoughton, C. Parking Included Fall ‘05. $435/ month. 384-0333. Available Now. 2 bedroom on campus. $550 per month. 367-6626.

Quiet Luxury Apartments New Security Building

Beckman View Apts.

605 E. Clark St., C. Furnished, washer/dryer, A/C, balcony, dishwasher, intercom, ethernet, microwave, covered parking. www.mhmproperties.com 337-8852 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom apartments Available now Gabe’s Place 359-0700 www.GabesPlace.com

1005 S. SECOND, C

Efficiencies. Available now and Fall 2005. Secured building. Private parking. Laundry on site, ethernet available. Office at 309 S. First, Ch. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

Aug 2005. 1 bedroom. Location, location. Covered parking & laundry, furnished & patios, ethernet available. Office at 309 S. First, Ch. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

105 E. John

NO BULL!

Free Best Buy and Campus Tan gift certificate with each signed lease! Remodeled apartments that redefine campus living. 3 and 4 bedroom apartments available at 810 S. Oak St. between John and Daniel in Champaign. 3 bedroom apartment at $999/mo. (only $333 per roommate!) 4 bedroom apartment at $999/mo. (less than $250 per roommate!) High-speed internet, water, and trash included! Laundry in building. NINE MONTH LEASES NEGOTIABLE

217-384-6930

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APARTMENTS

Available Fall 2005. 1& 2 bedroom furnished, great location. Includes parking. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

Furnished

Quality apartments and houses for rent

207 Wright Engineering Very Large, New 1 Bedroom apt. Free parking. www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 or (217)841-3028

304 & 306 E. Clark, C Castle Apartments

3 blocks to Engineering Quad. 3 BR $670, 4 BR $890. C/A, ceiling fan, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit. 384-1099, castle_apartments@ameritech.net 408 E. Clark, C. For August. 1 BR near Beckman. Includes parking, trash. $500/mo. Campo Rental Agency. 344-1927 502 W. Green 4 bedroom. 2 bath. Fireplace, W/D, A/C. $1160/mo. 217-721-5670.

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NEAR ENGINEERING CAMPUS Furnished efficiency at

503 E. Clark, C., avail. 8/18/05. $340-$370 month Weiner Co. 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

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For August 2005. Extra large efficiency apartments. Security building entry, complete furniture, laundry, off-street parking, ethernet available. Office at 309 S. First, Champaign. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

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604 E. White, C. Security Entrance For Fall 2005, Large 1 bedroom furnished, balconies, patios, laundry, off-street parking, ethernet available. Phone 352-3182. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com

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INTRO

Farmers’ Market • Erin Scottberg

LISTEN, HEAR Summer Camp 2005 • Susan Schomburg & Kyle Gorman Neko Case interview • Carly Fisher Sound Ground #79 • Todd J. Hunter

MAIN EVENT Calendar Listings Buzz Picks Get Active! The Local Sniff • Seth Fein List of Venues

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The Noisy Gators perform live Saturday evening at Allerton Park.

Artist’s Corner with Jim Hultquist E3 Convention • Kiyoshi Martinez (Th)ink • Keef Knight

THE SILVER SCREEN Cinderella Man review • David Just Lords of Dogtown review • Paul Prikazsky Enron:The Smartest Guys in the Room review • Brian Nichols Movie time listings Slowpoke • Jen Sorenson

THE STINGER Free Will Astrology Jonesin’ Crosswords • Matt Gaffney

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other day that I found interesting. Okay, maybe “interesting” isn’t exactly the proper word, because few people would ever say,“Wow, that’s interesting, that guy’s about to split my head open with an ax.” Scary would probably be a better word, and sadly, it may be a creepy sign of things to come. “Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violation of the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations, as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.” I won’t keep you in suspense or anything. It was an emergency decree by Nazi Germany right after the Reichstag fire and right before WWII. It was essentially the decree that lead to the to the Nazis’ absolute power. At least they called it an “emergency decree.” Even they didn’t have the stones to call it something like “The Patriot Act.” Before everyone freaks out and decides to hang me in the town square, let me say, I’m not saying the United States is like Nazi Germany. I’m merely pointing out that it’s quite a bit clos-

er than it used to be. I think some people would like to get it even a little closer. A Republican representative from Alabama, Spencer Bachus, is one of those guys. Last week, he accused talk show host Bill Maher of treasonous activities for a comment he made on his show, Real Time. That’s pretty serious, treason, and it’s really not a word that should be thrown around all willynilly. In all fairness, maybe Mr. Bachus wasn’t thinking right at the time. He is from Alabama, after all. If I watched NASCAR, drank a bottle of moonshine and banged my first cousin, even I might be tempted to say something stupid like that. It pretty much seems par for the course. What did Mr. Maher say that was treasonous? He was talking about the United States Army missing its April recruiting goal by 42 percent. He pointed out that “more people joined the Michael Jackson fan club,” and continued, “We’ve done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies.” OK, it’s not the best joke ever, but it’s sort of funny and insightful. He didn’t give out military secrets or aid an enemy of the United States, he made a freaking joke. In fact, he didn’t even really blame the troops in general, but instead singled out one troop most would agree is sort of a dickhead. Granted, he’s been on the right-wing shit list for a long time, since Sept. 11 when he argued that the terrorists who flew planes into the World Trade Center weren’t cowards, but

there’s a big difference between disagreeing with someone and accusing him of treason. Spencer Bachus doesn’t think so, though. “I think it borders on treason,” he said.“In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country.” Um, hey hillbilly, that’s a pretty freaking broad definition of treason. If that’s the case, let’s prosecute anyone who has an original thought, because they’re not being the kind of team player the country needs right now. It’s called freedom of speech, you ignorant de-evolutionized cracker. Maher insists he supports our troops, um, because let’s face it, what the hell else are you gonna say, but let’s take the worst-case scenario. Maher doesn’t support our troops and the joke he made was at the expense of every single one of them. Is it treasonous? It just doesn’t seem that way. It may be ill-advised and anti-American to speak against the troops, but it’s just not illegal. The representative from Alabama admits he doesn’t want Maher prosecuted, he simply wants him off the air. It’s like that old dodgeball trick when you have two balls and you throw one high in the air and while the opponent is trying to catch that ball, you wing the other one at his groin as hard as you can. It’s misdirection; it’s sneaky. It’s also becoming pretty commonplace. Conservatives are making every effort to force every person to conform to their beliefs. If they

disagree with you, they’ll make an accusation of treason and then settle for the cancellation of your show. It almost gives the illusion of compromise. This is just one example. Look back at the decree from Germany. Restrictions on personal liberty and warrants for house searches? The Patriot Act allows people to search your house when you aren’t there, assuming they believe you’re in the terror business. Restrictions on the right of free expression of opinion? Ask Bill Maher about that one. Restrictions on the privacy of postal, telegraphic Michael Coulter and telephonic communications? is a videographDon’t even get me started. er, comedian Look, I’m in no way saying and and sort of we’re like Nazi Germany at this a smart-ass. But point, but some of our leaders we love him anyare sneaking closer and closer way, and don’t toward something like it. know why Republicans control the house and the senate and will quickly be browbeaten by the president if they veer too far from the company line. Thus, the moron can pretty much do as he pleases without regard for the good of the country. They always say history repeats itself, and there’s plenty of evidence to support such a claim. Here in the United States, we just assume that repeating history happens to the other guys.We may be in for a rude awakening.

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ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

According to Steven Johnson's book Everything Bad Is Good for You, TV is making us smarter. He says that shows are becoming increasingly complex in their portrayal of moral dilemmas, demanding that viewers stretch their mental capacities. I don't necessarily buy his arguments, but I do think you'd be smart to imitate his reversal of conventional wisdom. In your own life, an influence you've considered suspect or even negative may soon reveal a benevolent side.

TAU RU S

(April 20-May 20)

According to recent polls, people no longer think that most of the old Seven Deadly Sins are even sins, let alone deadly. Greed is the only one of the originals that the majority still regards as worth condemning, while anger, pride, gluttony, sloth, envy, and lust have been demoted to minor lapses. What's your position on the matter, Taurus? It's a perfect time to update your moral values and redefine what it means to be on your best and worst behavior. Why? Because violating your highest standards would be especially costly in the coming weeks, while vigorously upholding your ideals would bring unprecedented rewards.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

Important messages will come to you via the wind this week. I mean that literally. You may not be able to receive the full impact of the revelations if you spend too much time indoors, so I suggest that you spend as much time as possible in natural settings. Hike briskly or sit quietly; either approach will work. Empty your mind as best as you can, and attune yourself to the language of the breeze. Be alert for the leaves it blows, the dust it stirs, the sound it makes, the voices in your head it awakens, and anything else it might use to communicate with you.

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CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you went out for a long walk in the woods and got lost. Would you know what to eat in order to avoid starvation? Here's a tip: If your shoes were leather, they'd have sufficient nutritional value to keep you going. And that's a useful metaphor for you to chew on in the coming week, Cancerian. Your current state of affairs has similarities to a meandering ramble through a deep, dark forest. You should be resourceful, even experimental, as you gather the nourishment that will sustain you until you find your way out.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

Prince George's County in Maryland is one of the most affluent African American communities in the U.S. While preparing to build 20 new million-dollar homes in the area, a developer recently discovered the ruins of an old slave cabin dating back to the 19th-century. At the urging of historians, he agreed to restore it and make it into a monument for the captive workers who once toiled in the tobacco fields that used to be there. As you rise to a higher level of accomplishment, Leo, you should consider creating a similar memento that will remind you of how far you have come.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In early April, Star Wars devotees began camping out in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. That was where several Star Wars films had debuted, and the fans were sure it would host the May 19th opening of *Revenge of the Sith.* Soon, however, authoritative sources informed them that there were no plans for the movie to be shown at Grauman's. Refusing to believe it, they dug in for an extended vigil. As it turned out, they were deluded: Seven weeks later, the final installment in the long-running series opened at the ArcLight theater a mile away. Let their actions be a guide for what not to do this week, Virgo. Don't you dare sit and wait for a supposedly glorious event that is in fact never going to happen. Instead, turn your attention to a more modest success, which will occur only if you're not distracted by grandiose visions.

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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Scientists are on the verge of recovering the lost treatises of Archimedes, ancient Greece's most brilliant mathematician. The words were originally inscribed on an old parchment, but were mostly erased in the 12th century by a Christian monk who wasn't interested in math and needed a fresh surface on which to write his prayers. Fragments of the ink that conveyed Archimedes' original thoughts remained, however, and now physicists at Stanford are using a particle accelerator to discern them beneath the newer text. Let this be your guiding metaphor in the coming week, Scorpio. Look for ways to retrieve precious information that has almost disappeared or that is hidden by a source with little meaning to you.

S AG I T TA R I U S

(Nov. 22-Dec.21)

Singer-songwriter Les Lokey has created a host of "brain bombs," provocative slogans she likes to fling in the direction of anyone who needs a hit of inspiration. Since you're in special need of compassionate wake-up calls right now, I've borrowed a few brain bombs for your use. Please carr y out as many of the following instructions as you can manage. (1) Combat aggression. (2) Act as if creation is a reconciliation of extremes. (3) Tr y really, really hard to relax. (4) Be a slave to your free will. (5) Love fiercely. (6) Surrender to excellence. (7) Avoid hardening of the ironies.

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Homework: I dare you to do something this week that you will remember with pride and passion until the end of your days. Testify at www.freewillastrology.com.

CAPRICORN

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

NASA's Deep Impact probe is scheduled to bomb the comet Tempel 1 on July 4. It will then study the dislodged material, which scientists hope will provide clues about the mysteries of the solar system. Meanwhile, Russian astrologer Marina Bai has sued NASA, claiming that a strike on the comet would "disrupt the natural balance of forces in the universe." Personally, I side with NASA, since the data that the probe gathers could help humanity deal with comets on a collision course with the Earth in the future. Besides, disrupting the natural balance of forces in the universe is sometimes the right thing to do. In fact, I recommend that you yourself do just that in the coming week.

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-John F. Kennedy

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Artist Max Ernst (1891-1976) specialized in using creative techniques that relied on the element of chance. He was a master of collage, assembling materials he got from newspapers, botanical drawings, catalogs, and scientific journals. He also liked to run a paintbrush over a piece of a canvas that was lying on a rough wooden floor, thereby making an impression of the underlying texture. This random approach drove some critics crazy, since it undermined the idea that worthwhile art can only be made by trained experts. Ernst seemed to imply that anyone could fabricate interesting stuff. He's your role model right now, Capricorn. Let him inspire you to shed any beliefs you might have that you're not creative. Capitalize on the element of chance to bring novelty into everything you do. Be alert for lucky accidents that you could take advantage of in order to freshen up everyone's perspective.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

If you want to buy a personalized jersey at the National Football League's store, there's a list of 1,200 naughty words that you may not have inscribed on the back. The taboo terms include creamy, pearl necklace, magic wand, fondle, glazed donut, lotion, ass clown, tang, got2haveit, love rocket, show time, and get it on. It so happens that you would be wise to make liberal use of all these concepts and others like them in the coming week, at least according to my astrological analysis. I hope you weren't planning to order a personalized NFL jersey

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

Indescribable happiness is now available if you'll melt down your ego in service to love. The object of your adoration may be a special person, a beloved animal or place, or anything that stirs you to lose yourself in life's sweetest mysteries. For best results, heed these words from David Deida: "Give yourself to love itself, without a shred of you remaining. Die completely into loving. When you return, when your sense of self is recollected, you will be refreshed through and through, washed awake by the innocence lying wide on the other side of surrender."

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with an apprentice who ran that empire with an iron grip. But unlike Star Wars, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a rebellion to defeat this financial empire. Fraudulent accounting, business ethics violations and a laundry list of federal charges toppled the corporation created by Ken Lay and run by Jeff Skilling. So if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t guessed by now, and if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, you must not own a TV, computer or radio, or leave your house, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about Enron, and specifically, the documentary Enron:The Smartest Guys in the Room.The film was written by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and directed by Alex Gibney. Through use of news clips, interviews ranging from former employees to the former governor of California Gray Davis, congressional hearings and a healthy dose of satire, the authors tell the story of the rise and fall of what was, at least on paper, the seventh largest corporation in America. Above all else, watching this movie will get your blood boiling as you see how the higher-ups at Enron worked the system to their advantage. Even while

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Enron was crashing and its employees were losing all their pensions, Enron executives Lay and Skilling and every other corporate idiot was lining his pockets with the booty from the sinking ship. But the corruption at Enron was occurring long before the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial woes. The documentary shows how Enron was one of the most responsible parties for creating the California energy crisis in order to drive up the price of electricity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infuriating to listen to the audiotapes of former Enron traders as they think of creative ways to shut down power plants in California to maximize company profits. Enron basically made a profit at the expense of millions of Americans, but the good times for Enron were not destined to last forever, and when it crashed, it crashed hard and fast.

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Watching this movie, you might want to bring a life jacket because you will definitely feel like you are watching a sinking ship. Of all the numbers thrown out in this movie, the biggest statistic that shows just what a disaster the Enron collapse was is the stock price. In 2001, Enron stock prices dropped from $85 to just 30 cents, an event unheard of and until then considered almost impossible for a blue chip company. Overall, the documentary is done very well, and it will definitely get an emotional response from the audience after seeing just how far the corruption and ethics violations go. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely ample humor, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always fun to watch these guys squirm on the stand at their congressional hearings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to keep in mind that the movie does have a slight bias and did not give any of the accused the chance to rebut any of the accusations. Of course, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely that with all the legal woes, the execs have more important things to worry about than starring in this movie.

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Terry and Michele Lawhead, of St. Joe, browse through a selection of flowers Saturday at the Market at the Square in downtown Urbana. “We’re eating it, and we want others to have the same benefits,” says Asbill. Back at the center of the square, Powers is still tapping on his tambourine and crooning for his audience. Among the show-goers stand Richard Soderlung and his 6-year-old son Alex, who is busy admiring Power’s percussion set and outfit, particularly his plastic sword. Soderlung gives Alex a dollar to put in the hat so he can get close enough to compliment the toy. The Soderlungs drove down from Bloomington to attend the market.

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underdog James Braddock as he boxed his way into history.To be sure, it’s not just the audience in the film, but the audience in the multiplex. It is rare that a film can generate such emotion in its audience. Cinderella Man is a winner, by unanimous decision. The film, directed by Ron Howard, opens in 1928, just one year before the stock market crash that led into the Great Depression. In the first fight of the film, Braddock (Russell Crowe) knocks out his opponent at the sold-out Madison Square Garden and wins a large purse. His longtime friend and manager, Joe Gould (Paul Giamatti), divides the winnings and drops Braddock off at his house in New Jersey. There, he and his wife, Mae (Renee Zellweger), celebrate his victory and drink to their good fortune. The film jumps ahead five years to 1933, the hardest year of the Depression. James, Mae and their three children now reside in a small, cramped apartment.The kids all have to share a bed and survive on meager rations.The family is

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and superstars in movies. It makes for an interesting story with a moral backbone and still leaves plenty of room for explosive drama. And it works. Most of the time. In Lords of Dogtown, we witness the origins of skateboarding unearthed and its subsequent maturation into a worldwide phenomenon. Lords has unique source material, but unfortunately suffers from too much of a good thing. The derelict ghetto of Venice Beach, Calif.—the eponymous Dogtown—plays home to a trio of longtime friends who are desperately seeking an escape from the dead-end surfing community. When the opportunity to skateboard arises, surfers Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) ditch the waves for the streets. Sponsored by a local surf shop owner, Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger), the Z-Boys embark on a quest to garner eternal fame and wealth. But as their popularity grows, so do their egos. I N T R O | A R O U N D T O W N | L I S T E N , H E A R | M A I N E V E N T | A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T | T H E S I LV E R S C R E E N | T H E S T I N G E R | C L A S S I F I E D S

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real events, the characters have all the depth of a kiddy pool. Director Catherine Hardwicke’s documentary-style approach to her native Venice Beach depicts the action in all its gritty glory. The cinematography gives the audience a sense of immediacy and an up-close interaction with the Z-Boys. The editing is flawlessly executed and admirably displays the counterculture lifestyle that infectiously spread on a global scale. But, unlike Hardwicke’s previous effort Thirteen, Lords is poorly performed and plagued by stilted dialogue. Despite the poor writing, there is one performance that bring Lords up a notch. A barely recognizable Heath Ledger, sporting a set of dentures, steals the show. Engblom’s manic personality fuels the film. He drinks constantly; he’s in debt; and yet, he paternally guides the Z-Boys and understands when they leave him for greater fortunes. His wild behavior and underlying sadness make him the only full-fledged character in the movie, even if his part was under-written. A story as complex and multilayered as that of Lords did not necessitate the big-screen treatment. The original documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys, proved to be a sufficient portrayal of the extreme sport’s geniture and its founding fathers. For a real taste of Lords of Dogtown, skip the flick and watch a skating video. Change channels to a soap opera at a random point and flip back. Repeat.

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While Peralta wants to remain loyal to Skip, Alva and Adams pursue money-making endeavors with endorsements and other skate companies. Though jealousy and competition divide the boys, they are always lured back together, enticed by their one true love, skateboarding. Lords plays out like an overblown skating video punctuated by a melodramatic storyline. The film is based on the true story of the legendary trio and was even written by Peralta. Granted, the film does boast some of the most scintillating skateboard cinematography ever captured on celluloid. It feels like you’re taking a ride with the skateboarders and the rush is exhilarating, but loses steam after the umpteenth trip. And for a story constructed on

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fills the uncirculated air as you sit in the gunner turret of a Humvee. Fingers around the M-249 SAW machine gun, you look down the barrel as the stock presses against your shoulder.You wait. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insurgents! One oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock!â&#x20AC;? yells the driver to your left. You see the target, who raises his AK-47 and fires. Swinging the SAW around, the thought â&#x20AC;&#x153;short, controlled burstsâ&#x20AC;? goes through your head and you squeeze the trigger, unleashing a hell-fury of bullets. In a moment, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re everywhere, and it feels real.The gun vibrates against your shoulder. Beads of sweat run further down your neck and cheek. Then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over.The screen freezes in front of you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really in a canvas olive-green tent on Figuera Street, outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The simulation is part of a promotion for the U.S. Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army video game and features the Military Skills

Engagement Trainer (MSET) 5000, which is used to train soldiers for combat. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of many large-scale displays, booths and setups for the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The heart of E3 is video games, but companies go to absurd and unrelated lengths at the convention to get their names out there. Scores of booths hire women to dress in skimpy outfits to draw in crowds of men and their digital cameras. They want pictures of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;booth babes,â&#x20AC;? who are now staples and traditions of E3, but their presence has seen a decline in recent years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are fewer booth babes and more booth dudes,â&#x20AC;? said GamePro magazine assistant editor Jane Pinckard, who attended E3 for the fifth time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army brought all Army guys.To see them dressed up to promote a game was really new.â&#x20AC;? Throughout the convention, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachuted down from a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter, their bright-yellow parachutes letting them drift to a parking lot across the street from the convention center to promote their original title, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army. Army Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Grim was one of the six Golden Knights and has been parachuting for over 17 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started as a teenager in high school, with a parachuting club,â&#x20AC;? said Grim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw the Golden Knights when I was 7 years old. I knew thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I wanted to be and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve fulfilled a lifelong dream.â&#x20AC;? Grim, along with more than 70,000 people, attended E3, the largest electronic entertainment convention in the world, this year as industry professionals from May 18 to May 20. Each year the largest names, as well as the smallest, gather to promote their contributions to the video game industry. Sony and Microsoft both premiered their next generation

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of consolesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360, respectivelyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;renting out booth space at the convention larger than most peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes. Rows and rows of plasma screens feature unfinished titles of upcoming video games from all the big manufacturers. Employees and exhibitors demonstrate and promote their big titles, such as Prince of Persia 3 and Call of Duty 2. Imagine going to a county market, with the same dead heat, but with techno music, flashing neon lights and modern architecture instead. Everyone trying to sell you something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to buy a few months from now. Other events and promotions included Tony Hawk, who performed stunts on his skateboard outside on a half pipe for his upcoming Tony Hawk: American Wasteland.There was even a rock concert from the group Mutaytor, who danced around the NCSoft stage, eating and breathing fire and dancing with hula hoops. And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the chaotic screaming for free swag (promotional handouts from companies) from attendees. Crowding into a small area in front of a stage, people will scream their vocal cords sore, shouting the names of a company for a T-shirt, a CD, a keychain or plush doll. All it takes to get people into a screaming frenzy is a woman in a tight-fitting shirt saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear you!â&#x20AC;? and instantly thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a roar of

â&#x20AC;&#x153;N-Gageâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Namco.â&#x20AC;? Some people, though, prefer to get away from the madness and the constructed hype. In Kentia Hall, the lower level of the Los Angeles Convention Center, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a booth where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find several archaic machines. Relics of the long past arcade age are being played by those who grew up with them. Bill Watson, who traveled from Singapore to be at E3, remembers the old days of college and the video game arcade era. Even after walking around the convention all day, he finds himself in the kiosk of Star Wars:The Arcade Game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was really high tech at the time,â&#x20AC;? Watson said. As bright, neon-colored vector lines race across the screen, a steering wheel moves the targeting cursor to cut down TIE fighters and attack the Death Star. The graphics look less advanced than the CGI in the movie Tron, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop the excitement and joy of playing this arcade classic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came back to the one we played 20 years ago,â&#x20AC;?Watson said. As he sits in the kiosk, going down the Death Star trench, dodging obstacles along the way, Watson plays the games that he remembers from college in Chapel Hill, N.C. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the heart of E3, playing video games. buzz

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TO HELL WITH REALITY! I WANT TO DIE IN MUSIC, NOT IN REASON OR IN POISE. Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.

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TELL YOUR PARENTS TO SEND YOU TO SUMMER CAMP Summer Camp 2005 music festival rocks Chillicothe, Ill.

Jim Hultquist

SUSAN SCHOMBURG • STAFF WRITER KYLE GORMAN • MUSIC EDITOR

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ummer Camp is a weekend of open-minded music put on by JayTV, the same people who bring us hundreds of shows each year at The Canopy Club. A small campground in Chillicothe was the weekend home to hundreds of raging partiers, and one could spend the whole weekend just digging the people walking by, but not without missing a whole lot of music and dance. After a light rainfall early Friday evening, Keller Williams’ set on the Main Stage was filled with the fullbodied grooves and energetic playing that his fan base has come to expect. Highlights included tracks from his last studio album, Home, and his own unique covers of Van Morr ison’s “Moondance” and a special cover that went out “to all the ladies,” No Doubt’s “Just A Girl.” As dusk approached, a perfor mance of his or iginal song The Hackensaw Boys perform to pumped crowds at Summer Camp ‘05. “Above the Thunder” (replete with thunder sound effects) teased the The rain returned Sunday afternoon, but nobody seemed to crowd with the threatening rain clouds and damp air that mind too much, with acts like DropQ (a side project of Umphrey’s had not quite cleared from earlier in the day. Techno music (performed live with people playing instru- McGee drummer Kris Myers and Brian Felix of Om Trio) playing ments!) from Signal Path on the Sunshine Stage bridged the through the weather to a slightly damp crowd of festival-goers. A gap between the end of Keller’s set and the start of moe.’s, bit of drizzling was mild compared to the tornado that confronted keeping the party going for those who were so inclined. Their last year’s attendees (which caused the end of the festival to be called set included delicate keyboard and guitar counterpoint over a off for the safety of everyone involved). Felix, on keyboard, took Chick Corea’s angular style of playing to the logical conclusion, and driving beat that was infectiously danceable. A welcome change of pace from the standard fare of electric jam a hand-percussionist on tabla, among other instruments, created a bands that dominated the weekend included several acoustic (but sort of bhangra. Combine that with Myers’ polyrhythms, and the amplified) sets, particularly acts with bluegrass and country influ- result was deep dance music. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones’ saxist Jeff Coffin played ences. Saturday afternoon included an incredibly virtuosic bluegrass set by the quintet that is the Hot Buttered Rum String Band, straight-ahead jazz on Sunday.Though he did his trademark douplaying their own “high-altitude bluegrass” that was a treat for the ble-sax routine, his set was built more around southern shuffles. Bassist Alana Rockland, a clear devotee of Marcus Miller, was an ear and the dancing foot. Later that day, taking the same stage, the Hackensaw Boys impressive and professional performer. Another favorite was the (a sextet including a percussionist decked out with spoons, forks, band’s spiritual adagio reading of Coffin’s “Sherpa,” which he and a wearable collection of tin cans and other debris called a wrote for the Flecktones. Singer-songwriter (and also the only female-led act on the 40“charismo”), with a blend of bluegrass and Americana music— original compositions by members of the band, no less—gave an artist festival lineup) Theresa Andersson’s set Sunday afternoon on the Camping Stage took a pleasant, unexpected turn when she invitequally memorable performance. On the Main Stage on Saturday afternoon, Michael Franti ed audience members to get up as close as they wanted. Playing and his band, Spearhead, performed with charisma and spir- mere inches away from the people who had dropped by to see her, it, blending reggae, hip-hop and jam music with social com- she served up an intimate blend of rock, country and a touch of blues. Her amplified violin—played with a bow and pizzimentary and political consciousness.

cato—and a soulful singing voice that was both feminine and powerful made her hold her own against any of the larger (personnel-wise; she was backed only by a guitarist) groups at the festival, and these sonic qualities also make her an artist to watch in the next few years. The incredible Victor Wooten put on a show Sunday afternoon on the Main Stage that featured not only his extreme bass-playing but also was quite a showcase for his extensive band. The first song the group performed included no less than six bassists (and two background vocalists and two drummers, including Victor’s brother Futureman on electronic percussion) trading licks and phrases. Standing on the left of the stage was Victor’s older brother Regi, who mostly played guitar. Resembling a younger, more sober George Clinton, he was quiet at the beginning, only to step out to play a medley including Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, absurd guitar solos using hair-bands for capos, and his own break dancing. Earlier that day, Regi taught one of many workshops that weekend, instructing eager students in tapping techniques. A dance duo performed over an instrumental,Victor showed off his juggling, and he also performed a routine that turned the sound of bass guitars dropped on the stage into music. Out of ATL came MC Divinity, who was a double threat on the mic and bass. Wooten’s upcoming album is titled Soul Circus, and it was an apt description for what was perhaps the sickest performance of the weekend. The headliner of all three nights was moe., and if not for the myriad cottage industries named after Grateful Dead songs hawking their wares, they would have been the best-represented band at the festival. In a weekend full of dancing, moe. had more fans on their feet and moving than anyone.They may be all about guitar heroics, but moe.’s late ’90s-stylized pop hooks and harmonies were clearly what kept the fans coming back, set after set. Frankly, there was not one act at the festival that was not thoroughly enjoyable. On top of this, the setting for the festival in Three Sisters Park (outside Chillicothe, Ill.) with sunlight and music filtering through the trees, as well as the throngs of mellow, friendly campers with full-weekend tickets all treating each other with kindness and respect, made the experience unforgettable; you’re advised to check out Summer Camp 2006. buzz

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Jim began his artistic career as a theatrical and architectural lighting designer, working in places such as New York, California, France and Finland.While he continues his work as a theater professional, his main artistic objective has become the study of light through photography; using dramatic lighting to explore and re-vision objects. Last year’s show, “Cognitio Inluminaire,” explored the relationship between books and light, emphasizing both the architectural structure of books as well as their intellectual and inspirational powers (these can be seen at www.jhld.com).This year’s exhibit, “Ashtanga,” is on display at Pekara Bakery until June 12. It began as an investigation into the placement and structural lines of the body and evolved into a visualization of a yoga practice. Jim has attempted to capture not only the movement of yoga, but also its mindful quality. He has an M.F.A. in lighting design from Rutgers University and a B.A. in theater from California State University, Stanislaus. He grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

In 1998 I started practicing yoga at a health club in Brooklyn as a remedy for back pain. That year I was designing lighting all the time and the stress and long hours were getting me down. Yoga not only helped the back pain, it was also a wonderful respite from the stress that filled the rest of my life. At the end of class we would chant,‘Om Shanti’ (Shanti means peace) and I would walk home humming the chant, which really surprised me later. I have a really intense personality and NYC tended to amplify this intensity; yoga took it back a notch and helped keep me more centered.

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"Svadhyaya" (Self Study). Model: Aleks Hultquist modifying the order in which the poses are shot. I would then photograph each arrangement without advancing the film, imprinting all the poses in the sequence on to the negative. Each of these prints was exposed using a single negative.

I plan to continue adding to the ‘Ashtanga’ photo collection. The 12 photographs in the show are really just the beginning of the project, and I’ve been sketching and researching some new ideas to start shooting as early as this summer. I also plan on continuing working on the book photographs I started last year, and I have two more ideas that I’ve been collecting material for; one includes still lifes of glowing light bulbs (which is much more interesting than it sounds). What is your greatest strength and weakness?

My greatest weakness is that I sometimes under-utilize and occasionally over-utilize my strengths. My greatest strength is that I am aware of this weakness. buzz

What was the hardest part of creating the illusion of movement?

(Row Of Waves Flow).

How were these photographs created?

"Candrapadasana" (Moon Beam Pose). Model: Hayli Dorsey

show, there are several nearly identical negatives that could not be used due to this challenge.

What drew you to yoga and when?

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The ‘Ashtanga’ images were produced by shooting several yoga poses onto a single negative. The visualization of the images started in my sketchbook. Rough drawings of the overlapping poses helped me understand what the final photograph would look like. Then the models and I would rehearse the sketched sequence, tweaking the placement of the poses, changing the symmetry and

These images were created by shooting several yoga poses onto one negative. The illusion of movement comes from the fact that some parts of the body precisely overlap, while others move. For instance while shooting ‘Sattva Mudra,’ (Balancing Gestures) Jenna Cameron’s lower body needed to remain perfectly still while she changed the position of her head and arms for each exposure. The challenge comes from the fact that we move all the time (even when we are sitting perfectly still) and the human body is quite asymmetrical. For instance, Jenna’s left shoulder would lift when her head turned right, and we would need to see this and adjust her shoulder before shooting. For every photograph you see in the "Bhurohasana" Jenna Cameron

(Growing>From the Earth Pose).

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Grilled meat trumps sensitivity; better judgment Study shows Vegans and Republicans have more in common than meets eye SETH FEIN • CONTRIBUTING WRITER

I have struggled long enough.

I know what is right from wrong, and I am both happy and reviled to inform you that I will never, ever be a vegetarian. As humans, we don’t need meat, meaning flesh, to survive. Study after veggie study has proven this, and with the current conditions that meat processors and manufacturers put animals through, my better judgment tells me that I am just another of the many human jackasses out there, selfishly doing what I know is wrong. But I don’t really care.At least, not enough to stop me from salivating when I go to the butcher. They say that Jesus Christ was a veg. And that makes perfect sense to me. I am supposed to live a life as close as possible to the one that He lived. But, like most of the Christian principles laid out before me on a bed of thorns, I am having trouble. What is the good in slaughtering animals, painfully no doubt, when you can eat a mango salsa covering a piece of marinated eggplant, grilled with fresh thyme and a balsamic vinaigrette? There is none, aside from the fact that meat tastes so good and has endless amounts of protein, which is no doubt, a very wonderful thing. I love me some meat. I can’t get enough of it. And for those of you, like me, who are immature enough to recognize the homosexual reference in that last comment, feel free to let it out now. It’s not funny, for the record. Me, Man-child, Need Fire. Something that you might not know about me: I am the grill master.Yes, I am. I cannot be around a grill without having to take charge, or at least, criticize those who are currently running it. I always seem to find my way to the briquettes, smoldering under a bronzed grill, at any event where food is being potentially charred. It’s my nature. I have very few redeeming stereotypical male qualities left. This is one of them. This last weekend, I spent my time camping with the girlfriend, my siblings and their loved ones. We dined for 48 hours straight under the Southern Illinois skies. Skirt steak, N.Y. strips, ground sirloin, chicken sausage and kosher dogs adorned our mini-grill as we (myself and Tristan) shot gunned cans of PBR, told stories and played UNO while being literally attacked by ticks and daddy longlegs. If it weren’t for the meat on the grill, something wouldn’t have felt right; the whole thing wouldn’t have been worth it. Can’t say for sure what it is, but the smell of burning flesh makes me feel like an adult. Perhaps this is why the Bush administra-

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tion has such a complex. I just don’t want it to be human flesh. I am content with a steer.

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NEKO, WHY YOU GOTS TO BE HATIN’?

he members of Triple Whip have been away on separate trips to California, New Mexico and England, but they reunite in time to perform June 22 at The Void with Lorenzo Goetz and Green Light Go. Show time is 9:30 p.m., and cover is $5. Afterward, Triple Whip will get to work on a six-track EP in the spirit of “early mid-’90s Champaign indie rock,” with an outside chance at expansion into another full-length. The trio will record in August with Mark Rubel at Pogo Studio. In the meantime, frontman Santanu Rahman hosts Cardio for Scenesters, an introductory kung-fu workout aimed at area music enthusiasts, every Saturday afternoon. Lorenzo Goetz spent last Sunday at Pogo Studio to lay down drum and bass for “Heavy,” under engineer Mark Rubel and producer Andy Lund. Frontman Larry Gates opens Saturday for Sick Day at Cowboy Monkey. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Larry also plays every Tuesday night at 10 at White Horse Inn. Lorenzo Goetz will tour next month with The Eames Era, a female-fronted quintet formed at Louisiana State University. Mark Rubel not only is interviewed in Tape Op Magazine this month, but also will appear at the fourth annual Tape Op Conference this weekend in New Orleans. Saturday, he will lead a

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workshop on digital performer software, and Sunday, he will moderate a panel under the title “Why Do We Record?” with Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac), Tony Visconti, Emily Lazar, Don Zientara (Fugazi) and John Fischbach. Right after the last issue hit the street, the American Minor show scheduled for tonight fell through.This should not affect the release party for the self-titled American Minor album later this summer. In a similar vein, the release party for the Kissinger album Me and Otto is still on course. The 2005 Austin Music Foundation Incubator Band, Kissinger distinctively deliver sheer rock ‘n’ roll abandon. Openers are Overman and Green Light Go with new guitarist Nik Allen (Pulsar47). Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Across the street right beforehand, Aroma welcomes back local singer-songwriter Mike Ingram and Cincinnati dynamo J. Scott Franklin. This is a free show and starts at 8 p.m. In Urbana, Dawna Nelson Trio plays at The Iron Post at 7 p.m. Tomorrow night at The Canopy Club, veteran hardcore band Dropsixx issue their album The Order of Things at a special introductory price.Also aboard are None Taken, Justify the Means and Seed. Show time is 10, and cover is $5.The next in-state appearance by Dropsixx will be July 10 at Tommy G’s Bar and Grill. At Nargile, Upanotch Records presents Machines That Think. Show time is 11 p.m., and cover is $3.

Kayla Brown (ex-Feaze, Mike Ingram and Friends) has a new band, Darling Disarm, due to open Saturday night at Mike ‘n Molly’s. Also on the bill are soon-to-be-local elsinore and 100percent organic Theory of Everything. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Also at 10 p.m., The Canopy Club spotlights Bockman, Apollo Project and Backyard Tire Fire. Cover is $5 ($4 with Summer Camp program). Sunday, Russell Park Music Series gets underway at Wind, Water & Light Gallery in Mahomet with Joni Laurence.This is a free show and starts at 2 p.m. At 9 p.m., Cowboy Monkey brings back some of its most popular performers from open mic night: Kayla Brown, Donnie Hall, Todd Kessler, Pat Cramer and Jack Marck. Cover is $3. Also at 9 p.m., Nargile matches campus quartet Eclectic Theory with Cincinnati sextet The Minni-Thins and Chicago trio Coltrane Motion. May 10, Coltrane Motion issued the dance-punk EP No Well OK Maybe Just a Little. Cover is $5.

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Neko Case not alt-country

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After a month of endless e-mails, phone calls and searching under a few rocks, I was finally able to track down Neko Case for a gracious two-minute interview.The long-awaited New Pornographers album (due Aug. 23) is expecting a warm response from fans and critics alike. Case, a Chicago resident, kicks off her solo show which will hit The Highdive on June 10. BUZZ: So, you have a show June 10 in Champaign. Are you totally stoked? CASE: Yes, definitely, definitely stoked. I really love The Highdive. Familiar with any local alt-country artists? Uh ... no. Understandable. When did you decide to make the transition from punk to indie to alt-country? I’m not alt-country. I don’t know what that is. But you would agree you’ve been described as that genre, no? Yeah, I guess they’ve said it, but it’s not accurate. OK, so what would you describe your music as? I don’t know. I’m not qualified to say that. Well, who are your influences? I don’t know. A lot of stuff. OK ... well, so, back to the tour.You’re going to be touring for a while solo and then with the New Pornographers. Any plans to record a new solo album soon? I was recording back in Arizona and then we’re heading east and we’re circling back. The New Pornographers have a new album coming out sometime in August and then I’ll finish recording the album at the end of the tour. So what direction (are) the New Pornographers heading vs. your solo album? .... Neko? [Case never returned any of our further calls.]

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The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. Calvin Trillin • US Columnist

thursday June 9

Live Music Shovelrack White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Caleb Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, free Dawna Nelson Trio The Iron Post, 7-9pm, TBA Acoustic Music Series: Mike Ingram, J. Scott Franklin Aroma, 8pm, free Jammin' Jimmy Bean Tommy G's, 9pm, free Kissinger, Green Light Go, Overman Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 DJ Generic DJ Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 8pm, TBA DJ Asiatic [hip hop] Nargile, 10pm DJ Bozak [broken beat house, electro] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10pm, free Solace: DJ J-Phlip, DJ Mertz [deep house] Soma, 10pm, TBA

Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Pia's of Rantoul, 9pm-1am, free

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Dancing UIUC Swing Society McKinley Foundation, 9:30pm12am, free

Tango Lesson Verde Gallery, 7pm, $5 Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Belly Dance for Fitness Gold’s Gym, Champaign, 7:30pm, $7-$9 Group Meditation Ananda Liina, 2308 N High Cross Rd, Urbana, 5:30pm, free Wine Tasting Krannert Uncorked Krannert Art Center Lobby, 5pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Good Carbs, Bad Carbs [Learn four different recipes comprised of complex carbohydrates and other delicious ingredients.] Mettler Center, 6:30pm, $15/member, $20/non

friday June 10

Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Eclectic Theory White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 Jazz in the Beer Garden: Briggs Houchin Trio Mike 'n Molly's, 5pm, $3 Boneyard Jazz Quintet The Iron Post, 5pm, TBA Billy Galt Tommy G's, 5pm, free Pocket Big Band [jazz/swing] Cowboy Monkey, 5:30pm, free

Neko Case, Low Skies The Highdive, 7:30-10pm, $15 Mother Popcorn The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Dropsixx CD Release Show with None Taken, Justify the Means, Seed The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5 Renegade [southern rock covers] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover Machines That Think Nargile, 11pm, $3 DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm2am, TBA DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10:30pm, $5 DJ Elise [deep house, broken beat] Boltini, 6-10pm, free DJ J-Phlip [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, TBA Dancing Tango [lessons] Verde Gallery, 7pm, $5 Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke American Legion Post 71, 8pm1am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 10pm-2am,

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June 11

Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Will Rogers Band [country/ southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 Bailey, So Long Forgotten, The Difference, Kingston Falls The Shed, 6:30pm, $6 Music Among the Vines: Blues Deacons Alto Vineyards, 7:30pm, $3 Grass Roots Revival Pages For All Ages, 8pm, free Sacreligious Groove Congregation The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Mike Ingram, Larry Gates Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Bockman, Apollo Project, Backyard Tire Fire The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5

Elsinore, Theory of Everything, Darling Disarm Mike 'n Molly's, 10pm, $4 Trouble Is [Xtreme rock] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm, TBA DJ Night Paulie's, 9pm, free DJ Resonate [hip hop] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Mellow Fellow [hip hop/retro/R&B] Nargile, 10pm, free DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10pm, $5 DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, TBA DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's, 9pm-1am, free Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 11am, free Kids Cook [Kids learn to take their health into their own hands by making wholesome snacks and meals using healthy ingredients and a big dose of fun.] Mettler Center, 10am, $5/member, $9/non Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Chef at the Market [Meet Laurence at the Farmer's Market at Lincoln Square in Urbana from 8:30-9:30am to learn about and choose the best produce. Then meet back at the Mettler Cooking School to take part in a produce-based cooking class.] 8:30-9:30am at Farmer's Market, 10:30am12:30pm at the Mettler Center, $25/member, $30/non

sunday June 12

Live Music The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Liquid Courage Open Mic Night Geovanti's, 8pm-12am, free

Russell Park Music Series: Joni Laurence Wind, Water and Light Gallery, 2pm, free Blues Jam The Iron Post, 7-10pm, TBA Kayla Brown, Donnie Hall, Todd Kessler, Pat Cramer, Jack Marck Cowboy Monkey, 9pm, $3 Eclectic Theory, Coltrane Motion, The Minni-thins Nargile, 9pm, $5 Free Rock Show: Solace For Now, Wonderboy [Tenacious D tribute band], Pariah Tommy G's, 9:30pm, free Joni Laurence [folk] Russell Park, 2-4pm, free DJ DJ Wesjile [hip hop] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Elise [deep sultry house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Special Events Paint the Garden [area artists will be painting, drawing, talking and more] Botanical Gardens, 1-4pm, free

monday June 13

Live Music Chris and Jim [cover band] White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Finga Lickin' The Office, 10:30pm, free Jazz Jam with ParaDocs The Iron Post, 7-10pm, TBA Open Mic Night hosted by Brandon T. Washington Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Quad Remedy Tommy G's, 10pm, free DJ Ear Candy [house DJs] Nargile, 9pm, free DJ Delayney [hip hop/soul] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ J-Phlip OR DJ Lil Big Bass Boltini, 10:30pm, free Mojito Mondays [lounge music] Nargile, 10pm, free

tuesday June 14

Live Music Bluegrass Jam Verde Gallery, 7-9:30pm, free Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Mike Armintrout The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Adam Wolfe's Acoustic Night with Jess Greelee Tommy G's, 10pm, free Open Stage Espresso Royale Goodwin & Oregon, 8pm, free Larry Gates [acoustic] White Horse Inn 10pm, free

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Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Kate Hathaway The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 DJ DJ Reaganomics [‘80s requests] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Subversion: DJ ZoZo, DJ Evily, DJ TwinScin [goth/industrial/electro] The Highdive, 10pm, $2 Tremblin BG Barfly, 10pm, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Neil St. Pub, 8pm-12am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's , 9pm-1am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke and DJ Track's, 9pm-1am Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 7pm, free Special Events The Center for Women in Transition 20th Anniversary Garden of Hope Dinner Champaign Country Club, call 352-7151 for tickets Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Take a Walk on the Mild Side [Learn how to stay injury free and to reduce pain from common foot injuries] Mettler Center, 6:30pm, free

wednesday June 15

Live Music The Apollo Project Nargile, 10pm, free Chambana Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips, 8-10pm Ed O'Hare and Friends Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Blues Night: Kilborn Alley Tommy G's, 10pm, free Chris Reyman Trio featuring Tara Johnson The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA Urbana Booking Co. presents: Headlights, New Sense, Ambitious Pie Party The Canopy Club, 9pm, $5 The Cheezy Trio Tommy G's, 10pm, free DJ Chef Ra [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ JB [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free

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Dancing Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 7:30pm, free Salsa Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geovanti's, 10pm-2am, free Outlaw Karaoke White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Open Poetry Night [writers may read their own work or just listen] Illini Union Bookstore,7-8 pm Community Forum: USA Patriot Act [does curtailing your civil liberties keep you “safe and free?”] Urbana Free Library Auditorium, 7pm, free Fitness Yoga Ananda Liina, 2308 N High Cross Rd Urbana, 5:30-7pm, free Inside Tai Chi Mettler Center, 6:30pm, free Theater Improv @ Verde featuring Zoo Theatre Company Verde Gallery, 8pm, $4

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Artistry in Wood [Fine furniture and decorative objects by Jeff Boshart, Charleston; Stephen Chrisman, Danville; David Griffin, Charleston; Kurt Henigman, Champaign; Myron Kates, Urbana; Tim LaTourette, Fayetteville, Ark.; Dwain Naragon, Westfield; Thomas Skaggs, Champaign; John and t h e

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I-63. B-14. 0-19. Ink up your marking stamp and partner up with a senior citizen, it’s bingo time! This summer, the residents of Champaign Country Nursing Home are looking for for bingo partners. Come out and help a senior mark his cards, read her numbers and hopefully, yell BINGO! Game times are Wednesday from 6:15-8 p.m. and Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m.

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NEKO CASE

Neko Case is playing at The Highdive in downtown Champaign on Friday. A member of the Northwest music scene, she has been a member of multiple bands. These bands include Maow, her own appropriately named band Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, and the indie super-group The New Pornographers. She relocated to Chicago in 2001 and immediately became an important member in the thriving alt-country scene. Her latest studio album, Blacklisted, garnered critical acclaim, and she has most recently released a live album. Case is known for her strong vocals and personal lyrics. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and Chicagobased Low Skies will open. —Todd Swiss

If you’re interested, contact Kalah McGraw, the volunteer coordinator at the Champaign County Nursing Home, at kmcgraw@co.champaign.il.us. If you don’t have e-mail access, call 384-3784. She’ll set up an interview, give you a tour of the home and get you on your way. Groups looking for volunteer opportunities are also welcome. —Erin Scottberg

HIGHDIVE, FRIDAY 7:30

& Art American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh [This major retrospective is the first complete survey of the remarkable photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (1924 -1983). A landscape photographer in the broadest sense, Sinsabaugh photographed rural and urban American environments, capturing a richly nuanced sense of space. The exhibition includes his two most important series, Midwest Landscapes and Chicago Landscapes, as well as extremely rare mounted exhibition prints.] Krannert Art Museum through July 31 Tue, Thu-Sat 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Sun 2-5pm Suggested Donation: $3

Cowboy Monkey starts a new event this Sunday. Two months after the return of Cowboy Monkey’s open mic night, the venue has invited four of the best performers back for a special showcase. The plan is for this event to recur every two months with different performers invited back each time. This showcase features open mic regulars Jack Marck, Pat Cramer and Todd Kessler, and is headlined by Kayla Brown. Brown might be better known as DJ Lil Big Bass, but has also been playing her own music around town since she was a teenager in the band Feaze. She is now fronting a new band called Darling Disarm.

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Charlie Sweitzer, Champaign. And an ongoing display of work by 42 Illinois artists.] Cinema Gallery through July 2 Tue-Sat 10am-4pm Beneath The Surface [Featuring paintings by Richard Benoit and works in glass by Barrie Bredemeier] Verde Gallery through July 2 Tue-Sat: 7am-10pm Cafe; 1210pm Gallery

Digital Media Student Juried Exhibition [The annual student juried exhibitions serve as a collection of the best student work for the current academic year] Parkland Art Gallery through June 16 Mon-Thu 10am-2pm, Tue-Thu 68pm Not Enough Space [An international touring exhibit marking the 25th anniversary of the incarceration of two Puerto Rican political prisoners, Oscar López Rivera and Carlos Alberto Torres, in U.S. federal facilities]

UIUC Main Library, first floor, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana. Invisible Infrastructure: Maps and Photographs [Works by Christian Sandvig and Hope Hall] Humanities Lecture Hall through July 22 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave, www.iprh.uiuc.edu Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

a sales extravaganza...

25cleaning women house! 3rd annual DIVA garage sale

Hamish Fulton: Walking as Knowing as Making Krannert Art Museum July 31 Tue, Thu-Sat 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Sun 2-5pm Suggested Donation: $3

Friday & Saturday June 17 and 18 8 am-2 pm

Robert Treece [acrylic and collage works by Chicago artist, Robert Treece] Cafe Kopi through June 30, MonSun 7am-midnight

1005 W. University Champaign

Aroma Cafe is looking for artists to exhibit their work. If you are interested in exhibiting your art, please contact Amanda Bickel, art coordinator at Aroma Cafe at art4aroma@yahoo.com.

Please, no early birds!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit a local charity. DIVA (Downtown Independent Volunteer Association) is a local women’s volunteer group.

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The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. Calvin Trillin • US Columnist

thursday June 9

Live Music Shovelrack White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Caleb Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, free Dawna Nelson Trio The Iron Post, 7-9pm, TBA Acoustic Music Series: Mike Ingram, J. Scott Franklin Aroma, 8pm, free Jammin' Jimmy Bean Tommy G's, 9pm, free Kissinger, Green Light Go, Overman Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 DJ Generic DJ Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 8pm, TBA DJ Asiatic [hip hop] Nargile, 10pm DJ Bozak [broken beat house, electro] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10pm, free Solace: DJ J-Phlip, DJ Mertz [deep house] Soma, 10pm, TBA

Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Pia's of Rantoul, 9pm-1am, free

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Dancing UIUC Swing Society McKinley Foundation, 9:30pm12am, free

Tango Lesson Verde Gallery, 7pm, $5 Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Belly Dance for Fitness Gold’s Gym, Champaign, 7:30pm, $7-$9 Group Meditation Ananda Liina, 2308 N High Cross Rd, Urbana, 5:30pm, free Wine Tasting Krannert Uncorked Krannert Art Center Lobby, 5pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Good Carbs, Bad Carbs [Learn four different recipes comprised of complex carbohydrates and other delicious ingredients.] Mettler Center, 6:30pm, $15/member, $20/non

friday June 10

Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Eclectic Theory White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 Jazz in the Beer Garden: Briggs Houchin Trio Mike 'n Molly's, 5pm, $3 Boneyard Jazz Quintet The Iron Post, 5pm, TBA Billy Galt Tommy G's, 5pm, free Pocket Big Band [jazz/swing] Cowboy Monkey, 5:30pm, free

Neko Case, Low Skies The Highdive, 7:30-10pm, $15 Mother Popcorn The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Dropsixx CD Release Show with None Taken, Justify the Means, Seed The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5 Renegade [southern rock covers] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover Machines That Think Nargile, 11pm, $3 DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm2am, TBA DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10:30pm, $5 DJ Elise [deep house, broken beat] Boltini, 6-10pm, free DJ J-Phlip [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, TBA Dancing Tango [lessons] Verde Gallery, 7pm, $5 Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke American Legion Post 71, 8pm1am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 10pm-2am,

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June 11

Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Will Rogers Band [country/ southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 Bailey, So Long Forgotten, The Difference, Kingston Falls The Shed, 6:30pm, $6 Music Among the Vines: Blues Deacons Alto Vineyards, 7:30pm, $3 Grass Roots Revival Pages For All Ages, 8pm, free Sacreligious Groove Congregation The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Mike Ingram, Larry Gates Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Bockman, Apollo Project, Backyard Tire Fire The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5

Elsinore, Theory of Everything, Darling Disarm Mike 'n Molly's, 10pm, $4 Trouble Is [Xtreme rock] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm, TBA DJ Night Paulie's, 9pm, free DJ Resonate [hip hop] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Mellow Fellow [hip hop/retro/R&B] Nargile, 10pm, free DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10pm, $5 DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, TBA DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's, 9pm-1am, free Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 11am, free Kids Cook [Kids learn to take their health into their own hands by making wholesome snacks and meals using healthy ingredients and a big dose of fun.] Mettler Center, 10am, $5/member, $9/non Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Chef at the Market [Meet Laurence at the Farmer's Market at Lincoln Square in Urbana from 8:30-9:30am to learn about and choose the best produce. Then meet back at the Mettler Cooking School to take part in a produce-based cooking class.] 8:30-9:30am at Farmer's Market, 10:30am12:30pm at the Mettler Center, $25/member, $30/non

sunday June 12

Live Music The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Liquid Courage Open Mic Night Geovanti's, 8pm-12am, free

Russell Park Music Series: Joni Laurence Wind, Water and Light Gallery, 2pm, free Blues Jam The Iron Post, 7-10pm, TBA Kayla Brown, Donnie Hall, Todd Kessler, Pat Cramer, Jack Marck Cowboy Monkey, 9pm, $3 Eclectic Theory, Coltrane Motion, The Minni-thins Nargile, 9pm, $5 Free Rock Show: Solace For Now, Wonderboy [Tenacious D tribute band], Pariah Tommy G's, 9:30pm, free Joni Laurence [folk] Russell Park, 2-4pm, free DJ DJ Wesjile [hip hop] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Elise [deep sultry house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Special Events Paint the Garden [area artists will be painting, drawing, talking and more] Botanical Gardens, 1-4pm, free

monday June 13

Live Music Chris and Jim [cover band] White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Finga Lickin' The Office, 10:30pm, free Jazz Jam with ParaDocs The Iron Post, 7-10pm, TBA Open Mic Night hosted by Brandon T. Washington Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Quad Remedy Tommy G's, 10pm, free DJ Ear Candy [house DJs] Nargile, 9pm, free DJ Delayney [hip hop/soul] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ J-Phlip OR DJ Lil Big Bass Boltini, 10:30pm, free Mojito Mondays [lounge music] Nargile, 10pm, free

tuesday June 14

Live Music Bluegrass Jam Verde Gallery, 7-9:30pm, free Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Mike Armintrout The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Adam Wolfe's Acoustic Night with Jess Greelee Tommy G's, 10pm, free Open Stage Espresso Royale Goodwin & Oregon, 8pm, free Larry Gates [acoustic] White Horse Inn 10pm, free

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Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Kate Hathaway The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 DJ DJ Reaganomics [‘80s requests] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Subversion: DJ ZoZo, DJ Evily, DJ TwinScin [goth/industrial/electro] The Highdive, 10pm, $2 Tremblin BG Barfly, 10pm, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Neil St. Pub, 8pm-12am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's , 9pm-1am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke and DJ Track's, 9pm-1am Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 7pm, free Special Events The Center for Women in Transition 20th Anniversary Garden of Hope Dinner Champaign Country Club, call 352-7151 for tickets Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Take a Walk on the Mild Side [Learn how to stay injury free and to reduce pain from common foot injuries] Mettler Center, 6:30pm, free

wednesday June 15

Live Music The Apollo Project Nargile, 10pm, free Chambana Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips, 8-10pm Ed O'Hare and Friends Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Blues Night: Kilborn Alley Tommy G's, 10pm, free Chris Reyman Trio featuring Tara Johnson The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA Urbana Booking Co. presents: Headlights, New Sense, Ambitious Pie Party The Canopy Club, 9pm, $5 The Cheezy Trio Tommy G's, 10pm, free DJ Chef Ra [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ JB [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free

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Dancing Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 7:30pm, free Salsa Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geovanti's, 10pm-2am, free Outlaw Karaoke White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Open Poetry Night [writers may read their own work or just listen] Illini Union Bookstore,7-8 pm Community Forum: USA Patriot Act [does curtailing your civil liberties keep you “safe and free?”] Urbana Free Library Auditorium, 7pm, free Fitness Yoga Ananda Liina, 2308 N High Cross Rd Urbana, 5:30-7pm, free Inside Tai Chi Mettler Center, 6:30pm, free Theater Improv @ Verde featuring Zoo Theatre Company Verde Gallery, 8pm, $4

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I-63. B-14. 0-19. Ink up your marking stamp and partner up with a senior citizen, it’s bingo time! This summer, the residents of Champaign Country Nursing Home are looking for for bingo partners. Come out and help a senior mark his cards, read her numbers and hopefully, yell BINGO! Game times are Wednesday from 6:15-8 p.m. and Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m.

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NEKO CASE

Neko Case is playing at The Highdive in downtown Champaign on Friday. A member of the Northwest music scene, she has been a member of multiple bands. These bands include Maow, her own appropriately named band Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, and the indie super-group The New Pornographers. She relocated to Chicago in 2001 and immediately became an important member in the thriving alt-country scene. Her latest studio album, Blacklisted, garnered critical acclaim, and she has most recently released a live album. Case is known for her strong vocals and personal lyrics. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and Chicagobased Low Skies will open. —Todd Swiss

If you’re interested, contact Kalah McGraw, the volunteer coordinator at the Champaign County Nursing Home, at kmcgraw@co.champaign.il.us. If you don’t have e-mail access, call 384-3784. She’ll set up an interview, give you a tour of the home and get you on your way. Groups looking for volunteer opportunities are also welcome. —Erin Scottberg

HIGHDIVE, FRIDAY 7:30

& Art American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh [This major retrospective is the first complete survey of the remarkable photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (1924 -1983). A landscape photographer in the broadest sense, Sinsabaugh photographed rural and urban American environments, capturing a richly nuanced sense of space. The exhibition includes his two most important series, Midwest Landscapes and Chicago Landscapes, as well as extremely rare mounted exhibition prints.] Krannert Art Museum through July 31 Tue, Thu-Sat 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Sun 2-5pm Suggested Donation: $3

Cowboy Monkey starts a new event this Sunday. Two months after the return of Cowboy Monkey’s open mic night, the venue has invited four of the best performers back for a special showcase. The plan is for this event to recur every two months with different performers invited back each time. This showcase features open mic regulars Jack Marck, Pat Cramer and Todd Kessler, and is headlined by Kayla Brown. Brown might be better known as DJ Lil Big Bass, but has also been playing her own music around town since she was a teenager in the band Feaze. She is now fronting a new band called Darling Disarm.

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Charlie Sweitzer, Champaign. And an ongoing display of work by 42 Illinois artists.] Cinema Gallery through July 2 Tue-Sat 10am-4pm Beneath The Surface [Featuring paintings by Richard Benoit and works in glass by Barrie Bredemeier] Verde Gallery through July 2 Tue-Sat: 7am-10pm Cafe; 1210pm Gallery

Digital Media Student Juried Exhibition [The annual student juried exhibitions serve as a collection of the best student work for the current academic year] Parkland Art Gallery through June 16 Mon-Thu 10am-2pm, Tue-Thu 68pm Not Enough Space [An international touring exhibit marking the 25th anniversary of the incarceration of two Puerto Rican political prisoners, Oscar López Rivera and Carlos Alberto Torres, in U.S. federal facilities]

UIUC Main Library, first floor, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana. Invisible Infrastructure: Maps and Photographs [Works by Christian Sandvig and Hope Hall] Humanities Lecture Hall through July 22 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave, www.iprh.uiuc.edu Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

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Hamish Fulton: Walking as Knowing as Making Krannert Art Museum July 31 Tue, Thu-Sat 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Sun 2-5pm Suggested Donation: $3

Friday & Saturday June 17 and 18 8 am-2 pm

Robert Treece [acrylic and collage works by Chicago artist, Robert Treece] Cafe Kopi through June 30, MonSun 7am-midnight

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Aroma Cafe is looking for artists to exhibit their work. If you are interested in exhibiting your art, please contact Amanda Bickel, art coordinator at Aroma Cafe at art4aroma@yahoo.com.

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HUBER’S | 1312 W Church, Champaign 352-0606 ILLINOIS DISCIPLES FOUNDATION | 610 E Springfield, Champaign 352-8721 INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER | 218 W Main, Urbana 344-8820 THE IRON POST | 120 S Race, Urbana 337-7678 JACKSON’S RIBS-N-TIPS| 116 N First, Champaign 355-2916 JOE’S BREWERY | 706 S Fifth, Champaign 384-1790 KRANNERT ART MUSEUM | 500 E Peabody, Champaign 333-1861 KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS | 500 S Goodwin, Urbana Tickets: 333-6280, 800-KCPATIX LA CASA CULTURAL LATINA | 1203 W Nevada, Urbana 333-4950 LAVA | 1906 W Bradley, Champaign 352-8714 LES’S LOUNGE | 403 N Coler, Urbana 328-4000 LINCOLN CASTLE | 209 S Broadway, Urbana 344-7720 MALIBU BAY LOUNGE | North Route 45, Urbana 328-7415 MIKE ‘N MOLLY’S | 105 N Market, Champaign 355-1236 NARGILE | 207 W Clark, Champaign NEIL STREET PUB | 1505 N Neil, Champaign 359-1601 THE OFFICE | 214 W Main, Urbana 344-7608 OPENSOURCE | 12 E. Washington,Champaign http://opensource.boxwith.com PARKLAND COLLEGE | 2400 W Bradley, Champaign 351-2528 PHOENIX | 215 S Neil, Champaign 355-7866 PIA’S OF RANTOUL | Route 136 E, Rantoul 893-8244

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Grilled meat trumps sensitivity; better judgment Study shows Vegans and Republicans have more in common than meets eye SETH FEIN • CONTRIBUTING WRITER

I have struggled long enough.

I know what is right from wrong, and I am both happy and reviled to inform you that I will never, ever be a vegetarian. As humans, we don’t need meat, meaning flesh, to survive. Study after veggie study has proven this, and with the current conditions that meat processors and manufacturers put animals through, my better judgment tells me that I am just another of the many human jackasses out there, selfishly doing what I know is wrong. But I don’t really care.At least, not enough to stop me from salivating when I go to the butcher. They say that Jesus Christ was a veg. And that makes perfect sense to me. I am supposed to live a life as close as possible to the one that He lived. But, like most of the Christian principles laid out before me on a bed of thorns, I am having trouble. What is the good in slaughtering animals, painfully no doubt, when you can eat a mango salsa covering a piece of marinated eggplant, grilled with fresh thyme and a balsamic vinaigrette? There is none, aside from the fact that meat tastes so good and has endless amounts of protein, which is no doubt, a very wonderful thing. I love me some meat. I can’t get enough of it. And for those of you, like me, who are immature enough to recognize the homosexual reference in that last comment, feel free to let it out now. It’s not funny, for the record. Me, Man-child, Need Fire. Something that you might not know about me: I am the grill master.Yes, I am. I cannot be around a grill without having to take charge, or at least, criticize those who are currently running it. I always seem to find my way to the briquettes, smoldering under a bronzed grill, at any event where food is being potentially charred. It’s my nature. I have very few redeeming stereotypical male qualities left. This is one of them. This last weekend, I spent my time camping with the girlfriend, my siblings and their loved ones. We dined for 48 hours straight under the Southern Illinois skies. Skirt steak, N.Y. strips, ground sirloin, chicken sausage and kosher dogs adorned our mini-grill as we (myself and Tristan) shot gunned cans of PBR, told stories and played UNO while being literally attacked by ticks and daddy longlegs. If it weren’t for the meat on the grill, something wouldn’t have felt right; the whole thing wouldn’t have been worth it. Can’t say for sure what it is, but the smell of burning flesh makes me feel like an adult. Perhaps this is why the Bush administra-

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Corner of Neil St. And Avenue A Yes, a butcher. Right in our very own town. I always think of New York or even Chicago when I think about butchers. Neighborhoods for years relied on them for fresh cuts and chops.You went to the produce store for you fruits and veggies and then to another one for your dried goods. With the advent of supermarkets, we in the lesser populated areas of the country have been resigned to one-stop shopping. But I don’t like it. Seth Fein is from I like going to the butcher. Urbana. He has It’s fun. been known to Elliot’s on Kirby and Mattis rage and fury is good. No doubt that their over an overblack diamond steaks are some cooked ribeye. of the best. But for my money, He can be I am a loyal customer to Old reached at sethTime Meat and Deli Shoppe fein@hotmail.com on Neil St. This place has it all and they aren’t afraid to lure you in with tastings almost everyday. The prices are more than reasonable and they have a terrific deli to boot. Give their marinated chicken breasts a try—they make me weep. Final Confession I realize that I am probably sinning with each succulent bite of my porterhouse. And again, it doesn’t keep me up at night. But I’ll say this. I don’t believe that killing animals is wrong so long as we are using the meat and the hides to help ourselves. I just can’t get behind the way that many places go about doing it. Keeping chickens in little metal boxes so they suffer from atrophy, thereby making the meat more tender, is just wrong. And I suppose that by eating it, I am part of the problem. But I can’t fix the world. Nothing will stop the way that meat manufacturers go about their business. So I have learned to turn a blind eye to it, sharpen my knife and dig in. My real issue is with vegans. For those of you who don’t know, a vegetarian is a person who abstains from eating the flesh of any animal. A vegan is someone who won’t ingest or use ANY meat product whatsoever.That includes wearing leather, eating eggs or using milk. Sorry, but a line should be drawn. That’s overkill. I can’t get behind a way of life that denounces ice cream. Are you going to denounce ice cream? Children’s ice cream? And I know about Tofutti—the soy-based stuff they sell at the hippie stores. It sucks. Plain and simple. I’ll take a cow with a sore nipple over a plasticlike veggie bowl of mint chocolate chip any day. Sorry bovines. Some things are just too delicious.

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NEKO, WHY YOU GOTS TO BE HATIN’?

he members of Triple Whip have been away on separate trips to California, New Mexico and England, but they reunite in time to perform June 22 at The Void with Lorenzo Goetz and Green Light Go. Show time is 9:30 p.m., and cover is $5. Afterward, Triple Whip will get to work on a six-track EP in the spirit of “early mid-’90s Champaign indie rock,” with an outside chance at expansion into another full-length. The trio will record in August with Mark Rubel at Pogo Studio. In the meantime, frontman Santanu Rahman hosts Cardio for Scenesters, an introductory kung-fu workout aimed at area music enthusiasts, every Saturday afternoon. Lorenzo Goetz spent last Sunday at Pogo Studio to lay down drum and bass for “Heavy,” under engineer Mark Rubel and producer Andy Lund. Frontman Larry Gates opens Saturday for Sick Day at Cowboy Monkey. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Larry also plays every Tuesday night at 10 at White Horse Inn. Lorenzo Goetz will tour next month with The Eames Era, a female-fronted quintet formed at Louisiana State University. Mark Rubel not only is interviewed in Tape Op Magazine this month, but also will appear at the fourth annual Tape Op Conference this weekend in New Orleans. Saturday, he will lead a

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workshop on digital performer software, and Sunday, he will moderate a panel under the title “Why Do We Record?” with Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac), Tony Visconti, Emily Lazar, Don Zientara (Fugazi) and John Fischbach. Right after the last issue hit the street, the American Minor show scheduled for tonight fell through.This should not affect the release party for the self-titled American Minor album later this summer. In a similar vein, the release party for the Kissinger album Me and Otto is still on course. The 2005 Austin Music Foundation Incubator Band, Kissinger distinctively deliver sheer rock ‘n’ roll abandon. Openers are Overman and Green Light Go with new guitarist Nik Allen (Pulsar47). Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Across the street right beforehand, Aroma welcomes back local singer-songwriter Mike Ingram and Cincinnati dynamo J. Scott Franklin. This is a free show and starts at 8 p.m. In Urbana, Dawna Nelson Trio plays at The Iron Post at 7 p.m. Tomorrow night at The Canopy Club, veteran hardcore band Dropsixx issue their album The Order of Things at a special introductory price.Also aboard are None Taken, Justify the Means and Seed. Show time is 10, and cover is $5.The next in-state appearance by Dropsixx will be July 10 at Tommy G’s Bar and Grill. At Nargile, Upanotch Records presents Machines That Think. Show time is 11 p.m., and cover is $3.

Kayla Brown (ex-Feaze, Mike Ingram and Friends) has a new band, Darling Disarm, due to open Saturday night at Mike ‘n Molly’s. Also on the bill are soon-to-be-local elsinore and 100percent organic Theory of Everything. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Also at 10 p.m., The Canopy Club spotlights Bockman, Apollo Project and Backyard Tire Fire. Cover is $5 ($4 with Summer Camp program). Sunday, Russell Park Music Series gets underway at Wind, Water & Light Gallery in Mahomet with Joni Laurence.This is a free show and starts at 2 p.m. At 9 p.m., Cowboy Monkey brings back some of its most popular performers from open mic night: Kayla Brown, Donnie Hall, Todd Kessler, Pat Cramer and Jack Marck. Cover is $3. Also at 9 p.m., Nargile matches campus quartet Eclectic Theory with Cincinnati sextet The Minni-Thins and Chicago trio Coltrane Motion. May 10, Coltrane Motion issued the dance-punk EP No Well OK Maybe Just a Little. Cover is $5.

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After a month of endless e-mails, phone calls and searching under a few rocks, I was finally able to track down Neko Case for a gracious two-minute interview.The long-awaited New Pornographers album (due Aug. 23) is expecting a warm response from fans and critics alike. Case, a Chicago resident, kicks off her solo show which will hit The Highdive on June 10. BUZZ: So, you have a show June 10 in Champaign. Are you totally stoked? CASE: Yes, definitely, definitely stoked. I really love The Highdive. Familiar with any local alt-country artists? Uh ... no. Understandable. When did you decide to make the transition from punk to indie to alt-country? I’m not alt-country. I don’t know what that is. But you would agree you’ve been described as that genre, no? Yeah, I guess they’ve said it, but it’s not accurate. OK, so what would you describe your music as? I don’t know. I’m not qualified to say that. Well, who are your influences? I don’t know. A lot of stuff. OK ... well, so, back to the tour.You’re going to be touring for a while solo and then with the New Pornographers. Any plans to record a new solo album soon? I was recording back in Arizona and then we’re heading east and we’re circling back. The New Pornographers have a new album coming out sometime in August and then I’ll finish recording the album at the end of the tour. So what direction (are) the New Pornographers heading vs. your solo album? .... Neko? [Case never returned any of our further calls.]

Neko Case will be appearing at an early show at The Highdive this Friday.The show begins with opener Low Skies at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $15.

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TO HELL WITH REALITY! I WANT TO DIE IN MUSIC, NOT IN REASON OR IN POISE. Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.

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TELL YOUR PARENTS TO SEND YOU TO SUMMER CAMP Summer Camp 2005 music festival rocks Chillicothe, Ill.

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SUSAN SCHOMBURG • STAFF WRITER KYLE GORMAN • MUSIC EDITOR

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ummer Camp is a weekend of open-minded music put on by JayTV, the same people who bring us hundreds of shows each year at The Canopy Club. A small campground in Chillicothe was the weekend home to hundreds of raging partiers, and one could spend the whole weekend just digging the people walking by, but not without missing a whole lot of music and dance. After a light rainfall early Friday evening, Keller Williams’ set on the Main Stage was filled with the fullbodied grooves and energetic playing that his fan base has come to expect. Highlights included tracks from his last studio album, Home, and his own unique covers of Van Morr ison’s “Moondance” and a special cover that went out “to all the ladies,” No Doubt’s “Just A Girl.” As dusk approached, a perfor mance of his or iginal song The Hackensaw Boys perform to pumped crowds at Summer Camp ‘05. “Above the Thunder” (replete with thunder sound effects) teased the The rain returned Sunday afternoon, but nobody seemed to crowd with the threatening rain clouds and damp air that mind too much, with acts like DropQ (a side project of Umphrey’s had not quite cleared from earlier in the day. Techno music (performed live with people playing instru- McGee drummer Kris Myers and Brian Felix of Om Trio) playing ments!) from Signal Path on the Sunshine Stage bridged the through the weather to a slightly damp crowd of festival-goers. A gap between the end of Keller’s set and the start of moe.’s, bit of drizzling was mild compared to the tornado that confronted keeping the party going for those who were so inclined. Their last year’s attendees (which caused the end of the festival to be called set included delicate keyboard and guitar counterpoint over a off for the safety of everyone involved). Felix, on keyboard, took Chick Corea’s angular style of playing to the logical conclusion, and driving beat that was infectiously danceable. A welcome change of pace from the standard fare of electric jam a hand-percussionist on tabla, among other instruments, created a bands that dominated the weekend included several acoustic (but sort of bhangra. Combine that with Myers’ polyrhythms, and the amplified) sets, particularly acts with bluegrass and country influ- result was deep dance music. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones’ saxist Jeff Coffin played ences. Saturday afternoon included an incredibly virtuosic bluegrass set by the quintet that is the Hot Buttered Rum String Band, straight-ahead jazz on Sunday.Though he did his trademark douplaying their own “high-altitude bluegrass” that was a treat for the ble-sax routine, his set was built more around southern shuffles. Bassist Alana Rockland, a clear devotee of Marcus Miller, was an ear and the dancing foot. Later that day, taking the same stage, the Hackensaw Boys impressive and professional performer. Another favorite was the (a sextet including a percussionist decked out with spoons, forks, band’s spiritual adagio reading of Coffin’s “Sherpa,” which he and a wearable collection of tin cans and other debris called a wrote for the Flecktones. Singer-songwriter (and also the only female-led act on the 40“charismo”), with a blend of bluegrass and Americana music— original compositions by members of the band, no less—gave an artist festival lineup) Theresa Andersson’s set Sunday afternoon on the Camping Stage took a pleasant, unexpected turn when she invitequally memorable performance. On the Main Stage on Saturday afternoon, Michael Franti ed audience members to get up as close as they wanted. Playing and his band, Spearhead, performed with charisma and spir- mere inches away from the people who had dropped by to see her, it, blending reggae, hip-hop and jam music with social com- she served up an intimate blend of rock, country and a touch of blues. Her amplified violin—played with a bow and pizzimentary and political consciousness.

cato—and a soulful singing voice that was both feminine and powerful made her hold her own against any of the larger (personnel-wise; she was backed only by a guitarist) groups at the festival, and these sonic qualities also make her an artist to watch in the next few years. The incredible Victor Wooten put on a show Sunday afternoon on the Main Stage that featured not only his extreme bass-playing but also was quite a showcase for his extensive band. The first song the group performed included no less than six bassists (and two background vocalists and two drummers, including Victor’s brother Futureman on electronic percussion) trading licks and phrases. Standing on the left of the stage was Victor’s older brother Regi, who mostly played guitar. Resembling a younger, more sober George Clinton, he was quiet at the beginning, only to step out to play a medley including Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, absurd guitar solos using hair-bands for capos, and his own break dancing. Earlier that day, Regi taught one of many workshops that weekend, instructing eager students in tapping techniques. A dance duo performed over an instrumental,Victor showed off his juggling, and he also performed a routine that turned the sound of bass guitars dropped on the stage into music. Out of ATL came MC Divinity, who was a double threat on the mic and bass. Wooten’s upcoming album is titled Soul Circus, and it was an apt description for what was perhaps the sickest performance of the weekend. The headliner of all three nights was moe., and if not for the myriad cottage industries named after Grateful Dead songs hawking their wares, they would have been the best-represented band at the festival. In a weekend full of dancing, moe. had more fans on their feet and moving than anyone.They may be all about guitar heroics, but moe.’s late ’90s-stylized pop hooks and harmonies were clearly what kept the fans coming back, set after set. Frankly, there was not one act at the festival that was not thoroughly enjoyable. On top of this, the setting for the festival in Three Sisters Park (outside Chillicothe, Ill.) with sunlight and music filtering through the trees, as well as the throngs of mellow, friendly campers with full-weekend tickets all treating each other with kindness and respect, made the experience unforgettable; you’re advised to check out Summer Camp 2006. buzz

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In 1998 I started practicing yoga at a health club in Brooklyn as a remedy for back pain. That year I was designing lighting all the time and the stress and long hours were getting me down. Yoga not only helped the back pain, it was also a wonderful respite from the stress that filled the rest of my life. At the end of class we would chant,‘Om Shanti’ (Shanti means peace) and I would walk home humming the chant, which really surprised me later. I have a really intense personality and NYC tended to amplify this intensity; yoga took it back a notch and helped keep me more centered.

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"Svadhyaya" (Self Study). Model: Aleks Hultquist modifying the order in which the poses are shot. I would then photograph each arrangement without advancing the film, imprinting all the poses in the sequence on to the negative. Each of these prints was exposed using a single negative.

I plan to continue adding to the ‘Ashtanga’ photo collection. The 12 photographs in the show are really just the beginning of the project, and I’ve been sketching and researching some new ideas to start shooting as early as this summer. I also plan on continuing working on the book photographs I started last year, and I have two more ideas that I’ve been collecting material for; one includes still lifes of glowing light bulbs (which is much more interesting than it sounds). What is your greatest strength and weakness?

My greatest weakness is that I sometimes under-utilize and occasionally over-utilize my strengths. My greatest strength is that I am aware of this weakness. buzz

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(Row Of Waves Flow).

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"Candrapadasana" (Moon Beam Pose). Model: Hayli Dorsey

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The ‘Ashtanga’ images were produced by shooting several yoga poses onto a single negative. The visualization of the images started in my sketchbook. Rough drawings of the overlapping poses helped me understand what the final photograph would look like. Then the models and I would rehearse the sketched sequence, tweaking the placement of the poses, changing the symmetry and

These images were created by shooting several yoga poses onto one negative. The illusion of movement comes from the fact that some parts of the body precisely overlap, while others move. For instance while shooting ‘Sattva Mudra,’ (Balancing Gestures) Jenna Cameron’s lower body needed to remain perfectly still while she changed the position of her head and arms for each exposure. The challenge comes from the fact that we move all the time (even when we are sitting perfectly still) and the human body is quite asymmetrical. For instance, Jenna’s left shoulder would lift when her head turned right, and we would need to see this and adjust her shoulder before shooting. For every photograph you see in the "Bhurohasana" Jenna Cameron

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fills the uncirculated air as you sit in the gunner turret of a Humvee. Fingers around the M-249 SAW machine gun, you look down the barrel as the stock presses against your shoulder.You wait. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insurgents! One oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock!â&#x20AC;? yells the driver to your left. You see the target, who raises his AK-47 and fires. Swinging the SAW around, the thought â&#x20AC;&#x153;short, controlled burstsâ&#x20AC;? goes through your head and you squeeze the trigger, unleashing a hell-fury of bullets. In a moment, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re everywhere, and it feels real.The gun vibrates against your shoulder. Beads of sweat run further down your neck and cheek. Then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over.The screen freezes in front of you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really in a canvas olive-green tent on Figuera Street, outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The simulation is part of a promotion for the U.S. Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army video game and features the Military Skills

Engagement Trainer (MSET) 5000, which is used to train soldiers for combat. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of many large-scale displays, booths and setups for the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The heart of E3 is video games, but companies go to absurd and unrelated lengths at the convention to get their names out there. Scores of booths hire women to dress in skimpy outfits to draw in crowds of men and their digital cameras. They want pictures of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;booth babes,â&#x20AC;? who are now staples and traditions of E3, but their presence has seen a decline in recent years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are fewer booth babes and more booth dudes,â&#x20AC;? said GamePro magazine assistant editor Jane Pinckard, who attended E3 for the fifth time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army brought all Army guys.To see them dressed up to promote a game was really new.â&#x20AC;? Throughout the convention, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachuted down from a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter, their bright-yellow parachutes letting them drift to a parking lot across the street from the convention center to promote their original title, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army. Army Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Grim was one of the six Golden Knights and has been parachuting for over 17 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started as a teenager in high school, with a parachuting club,â&#x20AC;? said Grim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw the Golden Knights when I was 7 years old. I knew thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I wanted to be and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve fulfilled a lifelong dream.â&#x20AC;? Grim, along with more than 70,000 people, attended E3, the largest electronic entertainment convention in the world, this year as industry professionals from May 18 to May 20. Each year the largest names, as well as the smallest, gather to promote their contributions to the video game industry. Sony and Microsoft both premiered their next generation

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;N-Gageâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Namco.â&#x20AC;? Some people, though, prefer to get away from the madness and the constructed hype. In Kentia Hall, the lower level of the Los Angeles Convention Center, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a booth where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find several archaic machines. Relics of the long past arcade age are being played by those who grew up with them. Bill Watson, who traveled from Singapore to be at E3, remembers the old days of college and the video game arcade era. Even after walking around the convention all day, he finds himself in the kiosk of Star Wars:The Arcade Game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was really high tech at the time,â&#x20AC;? Watson said. As bright, neon-colored vector lines race across the screen, a steering wheel moves the targeting cursor to cut down TIE fighters and attack the Death Star. The graphics look less advanced than the CGI in the movie Tron, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop the excitement and joy of playing this arcade classic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came back to the one we played 20 years ago,â&#x20AC;?Watson said. As he sits in the kiosk, going down the Death Star trench, dodging obstacles along the way, Watson plays the games that he remembers from college in Chapel Hill, N.C. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the heart of E3, playing video games. buzz

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Terry and Michele Lawhead, of St. Joe, browse through a selection of flowers Saturday at the Market at the Square in downtown Urbana. “We’re eating it, and we want others to have the same benefits,” says Asbill. Back at the center of the square, Powers is still tapping on his tambourine and crooning for his audience. Among the show-goers stand Richard Soderlung and his 6-year-old son Alex, who is busy admiring Power’s percussion set and outfit, particularly his plastic sword. Soderlung gives Alex a dollar to put in the hat so he can get close enough to compliment the toy. The Soderlungs drove down from Bloomington to attend the market.

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underdog James Braddock as he boxed his way into history.To be sure, it’s not just the audience in the film, but the audience in the multiplex. It is rare that a film can generate such emotion in its audience. Cinderella Man is a winner, by unanimous decision. The film, directed by Ron Howard, opens in 1928, just one year before the stock market crash that led into the Great Depression. In the first fight of the film, Braddock (Russell Crowe) knocks out his opponent at the sold-out Madison Square Garden and wins a large purse. His longtime friend and manager, Joe Gould (Paul Giamatti), divides the winnings and drops Braddock off at his house in New Jersey. There, he and his wife, Mae (Renee Zellweger), celebrate his victory and drink to their good fortune. The film jumps ahead five years to 1933, the hardest year of the Depression. James, Mae and their three children now reside in a small, cramped apartment.The kids all have to share a bed and survive on meager rations.The family is

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and superstars in movies. It makes for an interesting story with a moral backbone and still leaves plenty of room for explosive drama. And it works. Most of the time. In Lords of Dogtown, we witness the origins of skateboarding unearthed and its subsequent maturation into a worldwide phenomenon. Lords has unique source material, but unfortunately suffers from too much of a good thing. The derelict ghetto of Venice Beach, Calif.—the eponymous Dogtown—plays home to a trio of longtime friends who are desperately seeking an escape from the dead-end surfing community. When the opportunity to skateboard arises, surfers Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) ditch the waves for the streets. Sponsored by a local surf shop owner, Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger), the Z-Boys embark on a quest to garner eternal fame and wealth. But as their popularity grows, so do their egos. I N T R O | A R O U N D T O W N | L I S T E N , H E A R | M A I N E V E N T | A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T | T H E S I LV E R S C R E E N | T H E S T I N G E R | C L A S S I F I E D S

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real events, the characters have all the depth of a kiddy pool. Director Catherine Hardwicke’s documentary-style approach to her native Venice Beach depicts the action in all its gritty glory. The cinematography gives the audience a sense of immediacy and an up-close interaction with the Z-Boys. The editing is flawlessly executed and admirably displays the counterculture lifestyle that infectiously spread on a global scale. But, unlike Hardwicke’s previous effort Thirteen, Lords is poorly performed and plagued by stilted dialogue. Despite the poor writing, there is one performance that bring Lords up a notch. A barely recognizable Heath Ledger, sporting a set of dentures, steals the show. Engblom’s manic personality fuels the film. He drinks constantly; he’s in debt; and yet, he paternally guides the Z-Boys and understands when they leave him for greater fortunes. His wild behavior and underlying sadness make him the only full-fledged character in the movie, even if his part was under-written. A story as complex and multilayered as that of Lords did not necessitate the big-screen treatment. The original documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys, proved to be a sufficient portrayal of the extreme sport’s geniture and its founding fathers. For a real taste of Lords of Dogtown, skip the flick and watch a skating video. Change channels to a soap opera at a random point and flip back. Repeat.

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While Peralta wants to remain loyal to Skip, Alva and Adams pursue money-making endeavors with endorsements and other skate companies. Though jealousy and competition divide the boys, they are always lured back together, enticed by their one true love, skateboarding. Lords plays out like an overblown skating video punctuated by a melodramatic storyline. The film is based on the true story of the legendary trio and was even written by Peralta. Granted, the film does boast some of the most scintillating skateboard cinematography ever captured on celluloid. It feels like you’re taking a ride with the skateboarders and the rush is exhilarating, but loses steam after the umpteenth trip. And for a story constructed on

Lords plays out like an overblown skating video.

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with an apprentice who ran that empire with an iron grip. But unlike Star Wars, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a rebellion to defeat this financial empire. Fraudulent accounting, business ethics violations and a laundry list of federal charges toppled the corporation created by Ken Lay and run by Jeff Skilling. So if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t guessed by now, and if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, you must not own a TV, computer or radio, or leave your house, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about Enron, and specifically, the documentary Enron:The Smartest Guys in the Room.The film was written by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and directed by Alex Gibney. Through use of news clips, interviews ranging from former employees to the former governor of California Gray Davis, congressional hearings and a healthy dose of satire, the authors tell the story of the rise and fall of what was, at least on paper, the seventh largest corporation in America. Above all else, watching this movie will get your blood boiling as you see how the higher-ups at Enron worked the system to their advantage. Even while

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Enron was crashing and its employees were losing all their pensions, Enron executives Lay and Skilling and every other corporate idiot was lining his pockets with the booty from the sinking ship. But the corruption at Enron was occurring long before the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial woes. The documentary shows how Enron was one of the most responsible parties for creating the California energy crisis in order to drive up the price of electricity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infuriating to listen to the audiotapes of former Enron traders as they think of creative ways to shut down power plants in California to maximize company profits. Enron basically made a profit at the expense of millions of Americans, but the good times for Enron were not destined to last forever, and when it crashed, it crashed hard and fast.

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Watching this movie, you might want to bring a life jacket because you will definitely feel like you are watching a sinking ship. Of all the numbers thrown out in this movie, the biggest statistic that shows just what a disaster the Enron collapse was is the stock price. In 2001, Enron stock prices dropped from $85 to just 30 cents, an event unheard of and until then considered almost impossible for a blue chip company. Overall, the documentary is done very well, and it will definitely get an emotional response from the audience after seeing just how far the corruption and ethics violations go. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely ample humor, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always fun to watch these guys squirm on the stand at their congressional hearings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to keep in mind that the movie does have a slight bias and did not give any of the accused the chance to rebut any of the accusations. Of course, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely that with all the legal woes, the execs have more important things to worry about than starring in this movie.

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her - Samuel Johnson - English Poet, Critic and Writer

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Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room ends its current run at Boardmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Theater in Champaign on Wednesday, June 15. Beginning June 16, Boardmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be showing the documentary drama Sunset Story.

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other day that I found interesting. Okay, maybe “interesting” isn’t exactly the proper word, because few people would ever say,“Wow, that’s interesting, that guy’s about to split my head open with an ax.” Scary would probably be a better word, and sadly, it may be a creepy sign of things to come. “Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violation of the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations, as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.” I won’t keep you in suspense or anything. It was an emergency decree by Nazi Germany right after the Reichstag fire and right before WWII. It was essentially the decree that lead to the to the Nazis’ absolute power. At least they called it an “emergency decree.” Even they didn’t have the stones to call it something like “The Patriot Act.” Before everyone freaks out and decides to hang me in the town square, let me say, I’m not saying the United States is like Nazi Germany. I’m merely pointing out that it’s quite a bit clos-

er than it used to be. I think some people would like to get it even a little closer. A Republican representative from Alabama, Spencer Bachus, is one of those guys. Last week, he accused talk show host Bill Maher of treasonous activities for a comment he made on his show, Real Time. That’s pretty serious, treason, and it’s really not a word that should be thrown around all willynilly. In all fairness, maybe Mr. Bachus wasn’t thinking right at the time. He is from Alabama, after all. If I watched NASCAR, drank a bottle of moonshine and banged my first cousin, even I might be tempted to say something stupid like that. It pretty much seems par for the course. What did Mr. Maher say that was treasonous? He was talking about the United States Army missing its April recruiting goal by 42 percent. He pointed out that “more people joined the Michael Jackson fan club,” and continued, “We’ve done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies.” OK, it’s not the best joke ever, but it’s sort of funny and insightful. He didn’t give out military secrets or aid an enemy of the United States, he made a freaking joke. In fact, he didn’t even really blame the troops in general, but instead singled out one troop most would agree is sort of a dickhead. Granted, he’s been on the right-wing shit list for a long time, since Sept. 11 when he argued that the terrorists who flew planes into the World Trade Center weren’t cowards, but

there’s a big difference between disagreeing with someone and accusing him of treason. Spencer Bachus doesn’t think so, though. “I think it borders on treason,” he said.“In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country.” Um, hey hillbilly, that’s a pretty freaking broad definition of treason. If that’s the case, let’s prosecute anyone who has an original thought, because they’re not being the kind of team player the country needs right now. It’s called freedom of speech, you ignorant de-evolutionized cracker. Maher insists he supports our troops, um, because let’s face it, what the hell else are you gonna say, but let’s take the worst-case scenario. Maher doesn’t support our troops and the joke he made was at the expense of every single one of them. Is it treasonous? It just doesn’t seem that way. It may be ill-advised and anti-American to speak against the troops, but it’s just not illegal. The representative from Alabama admits he doesn’t want Maher prosecuted, he simply wants him off the air. It’s like that old dodgeball trick when you have two balls and you throw one high in the air and while the opponent is trying to catch that ball, you wing the other one at his groin as hard as you can. It’s misdirection; it’s sneaky. It’s also becoming pretty commonplace. Conservatives are making every effort to force every person to conform to their beliefs. If they

disagree with you, they’ll make an accusation of treason and then settle for the cancellation of your show. It almost gives the illusion of compromise. This is just one example. Look back at the decree from Germany. Restrictions on personal liberty and warrants for house searches? The Patriot Act allows people to search your house when you aren’t there, assuming they believe you’re in the terror business. Restrictions on the right of free expression of opinion? Ask Bill Maher about that one. Restrictions on the privacy of postal, telegraphic Michael Coulter and telephonic communications? is a videographDon’t even get me started. er, comedian Look, I’m in no way saying and and sort of we’re like Nazi Germany at this a smart-ass. But point, but some of our leaders we love him anyare sneaking closer and closer way, and don’t toward something like it. know why Republicans control the house and the senate and will quickly be browbeaten by the president if they veer too far from the company line. Thus, the moron can pretty much do as he pleases without regard for the good of the country. They always say history repeats itself, and there’s plenty of evidence to support such a claim. Here in the United States, we just assume that repeating history happens to the other guys.We may be in for a rude awakening.

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According to Steven Johnson's book Everything Bad Is Good for You, TV is making us smarter. He says that shows are becoming increasingly complex in their portrayal of moral dilemmas, demanding that viewers stretch their mental capacities. I don't necessarily buy his arguments, but I do think you'd be smart to imitate his reversal of conventional wisdom. In your own life, an influence you've considered suspect or even negative may soon reveal a benevolent side.

TAU RU S

(April 20-May 20)

According to recent polls, people no longer think that most of the old Seven Deadly Sins are even sins, let alone deadly. Greed is the only one of the originals that the majority still regards as worth condemning, while anger, pride, gluttony, sloth, envy, and lust have been demoted to minor lapses. What's your position on the matter, Taurus? It's a perfect time to update your moral values and redefine what it means to be on your best and worst behavior. Why? Because violating your highest standards would be especially costly in the coming weeks, while vigorously upholding your ideals would bring unprecedented rewards.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

Important messages will come to you via the wind this week. I mean that literally. You may not be able to receive the full impact of the revelations if you spend too much time indoors, so I suggest that you spend as much time as possible in natural settings. Hike briskly or sit quietly; either approach will work. Empty your mind as best as you can, and attune yourself to the language of the breeze. Be alert for the leaves it blows, the dust it stirs, the sound it makes, the voices in your head it awakens, and anything else it might use to communicate with you.

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CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you went out for a long walk in the woods and got lost. Would you know what to eat in order to avoid starvation? Here's a tip: If your shoes were leather, they'd have sufficient nutritional value to keep you going. And that's a useful metaphor for you to chew on in the coming week, Cancerian. Your current state of affairs has similarities to a meandering ramble through a deep, dark forest. You should be resourceful, even experimental, as you gather the nourishment that will sustain you until you find your way out.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

Prince George's County in Maryland is one of the most affluent African American communities in the U.S. While preparing to build 20 new million-dollar homes in the area, a developer recently discovered the ruins of an old slave cabin dating back to the 19th-century. At the urging of historians, he agreed to restore it and make it into a monument for the captive workers who once toiled in the tobacco fields that used to be there. As you rise to a higher level of accomplishment, Leo, you should consider creating a similar memento that will remind you of how far you have come.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In early April, Star Wars devotees began camping out in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. That was where several Star Wars films had debuted, and the fans were sure it would host the May 19th opening of *Revenge of the Sith.* Soon, however, authoritative sources informed them that there were no plans for the movie to be shown at Grauman's. Refusing to believe it, they dug in for an extended vigil. As it turned out, they were deluded: Seven weeks later, the final installment in the long-running series opened at the ArcLight theater a mile away. Let their actions be a guide for what not to do this week, Virgo. Don't you dare sit and wait for a supposedly glorious event that is in fact never going to happen. Instead, turn your attention to a more modest success, which will occur only if you're not distracted by grandiose visions.

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Scientists are on the verge of recovering the lost treatises of Archimedes, ancient Greece's most brilliant mathematician. The words were originally inscribed on an old parchment, but were mostly erased in the 12th century by a Christian monk who wasn't interested in math and needed a fresh surface on which to write his prayers. Fragments of the ink that conveyed Archimedes' original thoughts remained, however, and now physicists at Stanford are using a particle accelerator to discern them beneath the newer text. Let this be your guiding metaphor in the coming week, Scorpio. Look for ways to retrieve precious information that has almost disappeared or that is hidden by a source with little meaning to you.

S AG I T TA R I U S

(Nov. 22-Dec.21)

Singer-songwriter Les Lokey has created a host of "brain bombs," provocative slogans she likes to fling in the direction of anyone who needs a hit of inspiration. Since you're in special need of compassionate wake-up calls right now, I've borrowed a few brain bombs for your use. Please carr y out as many of the following instructions as you can manage. (1) Combat aggression. (2) Act as if creation is a reconciliation of extremes. (3) Tr y really, really hard to relax. (4) Be a slave to your free will. (5) Love fiercely. (6) Surrender to excellence. (7) Avoid hardening of the ironies.

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Homework: I dare you to do something this week that you will remember with pride and passion until the end of your days. Testify at www.freewillastrology.com.

CAPRICORN

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

NASA's Deep Impact probe is scheduled to bomb the comet Tempel 1 on July 4. It will then study the dislodged material, which scientists hope will provide clues about the mysteries of the solar system. Meanwhile, Russian astrologer Marina Bai has sued NASA, claiming that a strike on the comet would "disrupt the natural balance of forces in the universe." Personally, I side with NASA, since the data that the probe gathers could help humanity deal with comets on a collision course with the Earth in the future. Besides, disrupting the natural balance of forces in the universe is sometimes the right thing to do. In fact, I recommend that you yourself do just that in the coming week.

jonesin crossword puzzle Across 1 "Subliminal Plastic Motives" band 5 Model airplane material 10 Former airline with a JFK terminal designed by Eero Saarinen 13 Tiger sound 14 More aloof 15 Outdated verb used with phones 16 Lacking tact 18 Dodge model introduced in 1978 19 Like immovable eyes? 21 Debate subjects 24 Farm tool in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Fat" video 25 "Take This Job and Shove It" singer David Allan ___ 26 "___ no idea..." 27 It gets flipped 30 Grassy plain 32 Ray Charles hit "Hide ___ Hair"

-John F. Kennedy

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Artist Max Ernst (1891-1976) specialized in using creative techniques that relied on the element of chance. He was a master of collage, assembling materials he got from newspapers, botanical drawings, catalogs, and scientific journals. He also liked to run a paintbrush over a piece of a canvas that was lying on a rough wooden floor, thereby making an impression of the underlying texture. This random approach drove some critics crazy, since it undermined the idea that worthwhile art can only be made by trained experts. Ernst seemed to imply that anyone could fabricate interesting stuff. He's your role model right now, Capricorn. Let him inspire you to shed any beliefs you might have that you're not creative. Capitalize on the element of chance to bring novelty into everything you do. Be alert for lucky accidents that you could take advantage of in order to freshen up everyone's perspective.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

If you want to buy a personalized jersey at the National Football League's store, there's a list of 1,200 naughty words that you may not have inscribed on the back. The taboo terms include creamy, pearl necklace, magic wand, fondle, glazed donut, lotion, ass clown, tang, got2haveit, love rocket, show time, and get it on. It so happens that you would be wise to make liberal use of all these concepts and others like them in the coming week, at least according to my astrological analysis. I hope you weren't planning to order a personalized NFL jersey

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

Indescribable happiness is now available if you'll melt down your ego in service to love. The object of your adoration may be a special person, a beloved animal or place, or anything that stirs you to lose yourself in life's sweetest mysteries. For best results, heed these words from David Deida: "Give yourself to love itself, without a shred of you remaining. Die completely into loving. When you return, when your sense of self is recollected, you will be refreshed through and through, washed awake by the innocence lying wide on the other side of surrender."

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605 E. Clark St., C. Furnished, washer/dryer, A/C, balcony, dishwasher, intercom, ethernet, microwave, covered parking. www.mhmproperties.com 337-8852 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom apartments Available now Gabeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place 359-0700 www.GabesPlace.com

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Free Best Buy and Campus Tan gift certificate with each signed lease! Remodeled apartments that redefine campus living. 3 and 4 bedroom apartments available at 810 S. Oak St. between John and Daniel in Champaign. 3 bedroom apartment at $999/mo. (only $333 per roommate!) 4 bedroom apartment at $999/mo. (less than $250 per roommate!) High-speed internet, water, and trash included! Laundry in building. NINE MONTH LEASES NEGOTIABLE

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207 Wright Engineering Very Large, New 1 Bedroom apt. Free parking. www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 or (217)841-3028

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3 blocks to Engineering Quad. 3 BR $670, 4 BR $890. C/A, ceiling fan, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit. 384-1099, castle_apartments@ameritech.net 408 E. Clark, C. For August. 1 BR near Beckman. Includes parking, trash. $500/mo. Campo Rental Agency. 344-1927 502 W. Green 4 bedroom. 2 bath. Fireplace, W/D, A/C. $1160/mo. 217-721-5670.

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EDITOR’S NOTE PAUL WAGNER • EDITOR IN CHIEF

Kids are great. I know, that’s

a bit vague, but they really are. Especially in the later elementary school grades, just before they hit junior high. Some of my friends don’t like kids, and I just cannot understand how. Kids are the most honest little people you’ll ever meet. They say what’s on their mind, and sometimes they come up with some really hilarious things to say. My summer job for the past three years has been as a camp counselor, and this summer I started working at the Champaign Park District’s day camp. Having previously only worked for camps in the south suburbs of Chicago, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this camp. But, like I had sort of expected, the same types of kids show up at camps everywhere. There’s always the aggressive kids who have to prove themselves, the quiet kids, the loud kids, the gossipy kids, the super-nice kids, and, of course, the class clowns. Which takes me back to my bafflement at people who don’t like kids. Hell, even the bad kids are great.Ask teachers, the kids who act out and the class clowns are the kids you get to know best because you deal with them the most, and a lot of the bad kids are really good kids who want attention. The only explanation I can muster is that these people just do not have any experience with kids, and that makes them afraid. All you parents out there know how easy it is to interact with kids, and how cool it is to see them learn about stuff and grow into young adults. Kids just take in so much of what’s going on around them, and most of them haven’t been touched by the cynicism that the rest of us have. I’d love to be a kid again, have endless energy, see stuff through relatively unjaded eyes, have fun all the time. I just hate to see kids who really have been jaded or hurt. Breaks my heart. Damn, outta room. I could write about this for days, but I guess I’ll stop here. Kids really are great, though. They brighten the days of those who work with them every day. No joke. - Paul

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New Building “Lofts on John” One bedroom, unfurnished, W/D, dishwasher, opening August 05 $650/mo. Near John and 2nd. Call 356-1407

Parkview Apartments 121 W. Park, Urbana Efficiency apartments for fall. Includes water, trash removal, on-site laundry. $395/mo. Campo Rental Agency 344-1927.

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Location 102 E. Gregory, C 202 E. John, C 610 E. Stoughton, C 910 & 910.5 S. Locust, C 807 W. Oregon, U 810 W. Iowa, U 811 W. Oregon, U

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359-0700 • www.GabesPlace.com

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JOHN STREET APARTMENTS

PARK-LIKE SETTING

58 E. John August 2005. Two and three bedrooms, fully furnished. Dishwashers, center courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, ethernet available. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 Showings Monday-Friday 10-5 Saturday 11-4

Unf. 2 BR avail. 8/18/05, A/C, laundry, 101 W. Park, Urbana. $500/month. Weiner Co. 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

2 BR DUPLEX IN URBANA

OLD TOWN CHAMPAIGN

510 S. Elm Available Fall 2005. 2 BR close to campus, hardwood floors, dishwasher, W/D, central air/heat, off street parking, 24 hr. maintenance. $525/mo. 841-1996. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

Unfurnished

The Weiner Companies, Ltd.

384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com 206 A & B William in Champaign. 4 BD/ 4 BA. Available 6/1. $1480/mo.

304 W. Elm, U

Apartment in house

at 402 East High, Urbana. Close to campus, Lincoln Square, and downtown Urbana. Available August 1.

352-4918

352-8540, p.m. 355-4608 www.faronproperties.com

The Weiner Companies,Ltd. 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

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STATELY BUILDING LARGE 2 BEDROOM 2 BR plus sunroom Avail. Fall 2005 hwd floors, laundry, parking $900/month includes heat, water & trash

603 West Green, U The Weiner Companies,Ltd 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

NEED A 1 BR! Convenient 1 bedrooms near downtown Champaign now available. From $390.

These and other apartment locations also available for leases starting throughout the summer.

2 BR or 1BR w/Study Between campus & Strawberry Fields. parking, A/C, $495/mo.

APARTMENTS Unfurnished

403 W. White, C. 605 W. University 711 S. Randolph, C. 511 W. University, C. 515 W. Washington, C. 811 W. Hill, C.

Call 217-239-6677

3 bedroom 2.3 bath, lofted condo in Colony West. W/D. C/A, swimming pool, tennis courts, lots of parking. $895. 637-0806

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Rent $415/month.

hdwd floors, A/C, pkg, w/d hookups $515/month

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Large 1 BR

TALK TO BUZZ

The Weiner Companies, Ltd 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

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705 S. RANDOLPH, C 2 BR, Available early June. Near campus and Downtown Champaign. $510/ mo. 352-8540 www.faronproperties.com

57 E. Green St. Champaign, IL 61820

Classifieds 337-8337

48 E. John, C.

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608 E. White, C.

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1102 E. Colorado, U.

903, 909 S. Locust

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1106 S. Euclid, C.

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2302 W. John (brand new), C.

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2 BR house. Quiet Champaign location. Lots of amenities. $645/mo. 217-637-0806. 506 W. Springfield August ‘05. 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished home. Huge, beautiful, hardwood, parking. Ted 766-5108. 617 W. CHURCH Beautiful 6 BR 3 Bath furnished home. Hardwood floors, two porches, off-street parking and more. Only $2100/mo. 369-0500.

Roommate wanted. 1 or 2. Male or Female. Nice house in country. $325 includes everything. 217-840-2257.

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Rent storage for the summer. Student special. Own your own storage. 384-5302

Mooooving? Rent or Sell in Buzz Classifieds

337-8337

now offering listings with extra charm for Fall 2005 56/58 E. Healey, C

1BR $390-$425 Furnished apts with patios or balconies. Heat paid. Parking is $35/ month. On-site laundry.

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512 E. Clark, C.

711 West Main, U Studios

Eff. $345-$365 Large furnished efficiency at corner of Clark and Sixth. Parking is $40/month. Includes water & sewer.

$425-$440 Furnished with fireplace, balcony/patio. Located at the corner of Main and Busey. On-site laundry. Parking Included.

602 E. Clark, C.

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384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

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Female Roommate Wanted

COOKIE CUTTER

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212 E. White, C

Furn $1,150/month or Unfurn $1,000/month

2 BR in Champaign, condo, airconditioning,cable,fireplace, washer/dryer, balcony/patio, furnished, telephone hook-up, garage, 2 bus routes. $425/mo. 217-721-5027 or 217-373-7978. rnhrdttl@uiuc.edu.

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Studio, 1

506 W. Elm, U.

3 BR w/garage, bsmt

large backyard, porches, laundry, hdwd floors

Campus Property Management 328-3030 • www.cpm-apts.com

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401 W. Springfield, U.

Residential Area & Close to Campus

AVAILABLE NOW AND FOR FALL Share beautiful furnished 3 bedroom apartment at Third and Clark. From $225. Ted 766-5108

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306-510 E. Michigan, U.

Eight to Nine Bedroom Fall, Campus, $2850 367-6626

1, 2, 3 & 4 BRS GREAT LOCATIONS GREAT PRICES

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108 N. Busey, U.

510

1 bedroom, near campus $300 per month 367-6626

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2 bedroom and 7 bedroom house on campus for Fall 2004. 367-6626.

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