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FIRST SNIFF Certainly, we all have our influences. We all have heroes.When I was a child, it was easy. Heroes came in all forms and encompassed many of my developing interests. Mark Grace of the Chicago Cubs, Phil Collins of Genesis, Raphael of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and later, Glenn Robinson of Purdue, Jon Bonham of Led Zeppelin and Karl Marx of the Manifesto. These were my heroes in my youth, to name a few. My parents were, of course, at the top of my list, alongside my brother and sister, but their influences were hidden to me at that age. Plus, my brother couldn’t wield a Sai the way Raphael could.At least, not to my knowledge. As an adult now (in some ways), I have found it more and more difficult to pinpoint the people who turn me on so much that I could affirm them as heroes of mine. There are a few, I suppose. Jesus Christ, for one, if only because he was the original radical and would have stood up to Dick Cheney, proverbially bitch-slapped him and made him weep. Sandy Koufax, if only because he was an incredible pitcher and made Jews believe that being a sports star was not out of the realm of possibility. And my girlfriend, Justine, for many reasons, but mainly because she tells me when I am wrong and puts up with my histrionics.That, in itself, is a Herculean task and more than worthy of superhero status. But I have developed a new love affair in my mid-20s. I do love being a columnist for this small paper. As a result of coming to terms with my job, I have been reading newspaper columnists a lot more and of all of the great ones out there, including Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald and Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune, I have found that reading Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times is the most gratifying part of my week in terms of feeding my noodle upstairs. He is all that is great about opinion writing: funny, witty, real, Jewish, politically rational, offensive yet pragmatic, self-deprecating yet confident. He is all that I aspire to be as a columnist. THE MAN ACTUALLY LISTENS! Not only that. He writes me back. I have e-mailed him a couple of times now, just to say that I liked a particular column or to say that I had a similar experience, and each time, within minutes sometimes, he responds with something nice to say, or even something important. So, on a whim, I asked him if he’d give me some background on himself—more specifically, how he got to where he was going and how it feels to be where he is at. Instead of a drawn out e-mail

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response, he simply asked me for my address and told me he would send something along. What I got was his autobiography of sorts. A book called Complete and Utter Failure that was funny and important from start to finish by explaining why people fail and why we love it. It also documents his own failures, which he ties in nicely with the failures of society.The book is a triumph.Which is ironic because it deals with the opposite. In any case, I have come to read Steinberg religiously and I look forward to Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the same way I used to look forward to after-school cartoons. If you are reading this now, you should know, he is a major influence on me. And I am proud to admit it. People who claim to be all original and purely unique are like Republicans: lost in a sea of ignorance and stupidity. I am not one of them. NEW ON THE SCENE… I had the pleasure of actually just attending a rock show last Sunday night, rather than working at one. It was great. Not just the fact that I was able to relax, but the show in general. Another hero of mine,Ward Gollings, still has the touch and booked a terrific bill, including a new band, Bailey. Hailing from just outside of our towns, Bailey is the brainchild of one Nathan Hanley, and he literally blew me and everyone else in the room away with his soft-spoken vocals layered over a montage of electronic beats, acoustic guitar and progressive soundscapes. It was everything that I look for in a new band to love. So, just a first warning, Bailey will be blowing you away as well, soon enough. Seth Fein is from ART WHERE IT MATTERS… Urbana. In truth, Chris Evans is another of my earliest it’s the women in his life who are heroes, although he wasn’t up there with his heroes. That TMNT for obvious reasons. A local includes his painter, he has helped curate “One Grammy and Grandma. They Common Denominator” at the Old Vic are tough like art gallery located at 11 E. University Ave. nails. He can be in downtown Champaign. It’s an art expo reached at seththat has many local artists, with no one fein@hotmail.com. particular medium at work, displaying artwork with the premise that they all had no idea what the other people were doing and without thought when it came to financial gain. He’s an old friend of mine in that when I was a child, he was one of the people at my family’s old church who was pretty hip.We are some years apart, but our intentions I think are one and the same: to make things happen in this town, even if it means sacrificing some part of ourselves to do so. I have not been to the show yet, but I will have checked it out by the time this paper hits the streets. So no, this is not a review, but an assurance that your attendance will not be a mistake.

As many of you noticed (actually, I wouldn’t go so far as to say “many,” but my parents definitely noticed) my column was missing from last week’s issue. I had no problem with it, seeing as there was absolutely no space to run it, and I figured my column was the easiest thing to cut because, well, not all that many people read it. Needless to say, I took one for the team.That being said, I’m gonna go right ahead and jump into my column now. As you regular readers know, I work at a day camp in Champaign this summer. And I feel like I work way too much. Between the camp

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working. These people aren’t workaholics, they work to survive, and that is something to be proud of. Hell, a kid my age can work two or three jobs, too. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that my situation isn’t so bad, and that plenty of people work more than I do. The long and short of this column, I think, is that life is hard. But depending on what you compare it to, it’s not all bad. Working a lot keeps me busy. I have no idea what I’d do with myself sitting on my ass all day, wasting away and paying rent. The days are too nice, being outside rocks, kids are hilarious, and nothing beats a good story from camp. Especially when you’re out with coworkers knockin back a few drinks. Ahhhh.... this is the life. - Paul

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Need one or two roommates to share fantastic furnished house at 606 W. Springfield, C. Ted 217-7665108 Roommate wanted to share furnished 3 BR house near U of I. Huge backyard, w/d. Available July 1. $375/ mo. + 1/3 of utilities. 979-2193173.

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

Roommates wanted to share deluxe furnished 3/ 4 bedroom apartments at 3rd & Clark, C. Individual 1 year lease from $225/ mo. Ted 766-5108.

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Rooms available in female grad’s 4 BR, 2 BA house. Great neighborhood in SW Champaign 1/2 mile from campus. On buslines & bike path. No smoking. Free laundry, cable, parking. $400 + some utilities. 217-356-6419 kjward@uiuc.edu

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summer, but is it really worth it? Money, as they say, iis the root of all evil. I tend to disagree with “they” as much as I can, but money does seem to cause lots of problems. Actually, it’s usually the lack of money that causes the problems. So I got to thinking about myself in comaprison to society as a whole (I am a sociology major, afterall. I should be using my sociological imagination), and realized that working 50 hours a week is nothin, even for being 20. The first examples that popped into my head were lawyers and doctors that work 80 hour weeks. How the hell can anyone work that long? But they rake in the cash. People that work two or three jobs and still struggle to get by surely work more than 80 hours a week, and often have to raise a family when they find time to be home. This is real

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306- 308- 309 White August 2005. 1 & 3 Bedroom furnished apts. Balconies, patios, laundry, dishwashers, off-street parking, ethernet available. 352-3182 or 8411996 anytime, 309 S. First. The University Group www.ugroup96.com

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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

ONLY 1 MORE LEFT!!! Brand New Coler-Crossing Luxury Apartments. 2 bdr./ 2 bath + Loft. New Stainless Steel Appliances. W/D, Balconies, Hrdwd floors. NEGOTIABLE One bedroom with A/C, $400/ month, includes utilities, parking available. (847)-843-3941 New Building “Lofts on John” One bedroom, unfurnished, W/D, dishwasher, opening August 05 $650/mo. Near John and 2nd. Call 356-1407

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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 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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Apartment for rent, Champaign. Big, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Beaitol huge eat-in kitchen, dishwasher, laundry in building. Free parking. Only $615/mo. 766-1213.

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Avail Aug 2005. 1 bedroom apts. Carpet, window a/c, laundry, boiler heat. Rents from $510/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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few years ago, I went to Peoria for a bachelor party, and the first portion of the evening was devoted to gambling. Sadly, my biggest gamble of the evening came well after the riverboat when I asked a sort of skanky stripper to sleep with me, but that’s another story. There were about eight guys and the groom’s father. In the cab on the way back to town, every guy had won a bit of money, $50 here, $100 there.We were stunned and convinced we were all exceptional gamblers.The groom’s dad finally ponied up. He’d lost more on his own than everyone else had won ... combined. It’s gambling, after all; somebody has to lose. Still, I gotta say, I didn’t feel all that sorry for the guy’s dad. He seemed like he had plenty of money, so what the hell. I mean, honestly, it’s mostly about me and I’d won $120. Maybe it was a Republican moment, but I found it so hard to feel pity for someone else when I was doing so well. I didn’t have that feeling last Friday night, however. I had gambled and once again came out on top, but the feeling wasn’t the same.

I was victorious, but this time, it was difficult to enjoy my success as I sat across from the person who wasn’t so much the victor of my last bet. It was Danelle Jameson, all-around swell girl, owner of Circles and baseball enthusiast. She had lost a bet made the previous weekend and now she was paying for her misplaced enthusiasm. Still, even as dejected as she was, I have to say I’ve never found her quite so fetching, sitting at Esquire wearing a St. Louis Cardinals hat and jersey. See, Danelle is a New York Yankees fan. I know, I know, but I still like her. She follows the team, goes to games, wears Yankees accessories, so I can’t argue that she isn’t a fan of the team, which leaves me only to wonder why she is a fan of the team. The Yankees, most World Series championships ever, most hall-of-famers, biggest payroll of any baseball team ever, how the hell could she like them? It’s like reading the Bible and rooting for Goliath to crush the piss out of David. It’s like watching Seabiscuit and hoping he pulls up lame on the final turn. It’s like being thrilled shitless every time Lucy pulls the football away and Charlie Brown lands on his back. The Yankees are usually a great baseball team, but I can’t understand for the life of me why anyone would ever root for them. Still, the Yankees have a lot of pride.

Unfortunately for Miss Jameson, she was forced to swallow all that pride and then some and sport a little Cardinals outfit. The bet was simple. The Cardinals and Yankees played a three-game series two weeks ago. If the Yankees won, I would be forced to dress in Yankees regalia for an entire night of drinking. If the Cardinals won ... well, I think you know the rest of that story. I loaned her my old Ted Simmons jersey for the night.Actually, she can probably just keep it as it tends to cut off the circulation to my torso every time I try to pull the tight-assed thing over my body. Her boyfriend, Bill (also a Cardinals fan), let her borrow a hat.This particular hat had some sort of battery in it which made the STL logo flash brilliantly throughout the night. I didn’t make her wear pants and baseball cleats or anything and I must say that is something I’m still regretting, but otherwise, she lived up to her part of the bargain. It wasn’t so bad for her.We got all tanked up and watched those same Yankees put a hurting on the Cubs. Danelle was even such a good sport she bought a few rounds of shots for us. If I would have been in a Yankees jersey, I would have had about 12 shots before I even left the house that night, but she even postponed the drinking until she was out in public. So she was mocked in public because I won a bet, but I still couldn’t be completely happy about all of it. She looked sort of sad and defeated and I couldn’t help but wonder what it would feel like to be in her shoes.There but

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JUST TOTALLY REMODELEDTOP TO BOTTOM!!! NEW EVERYTHING!!! The following items- Furniture, Cabinets, Carpet, Paint, Heat, A/C, Wiring, Front Entrance, Roof, Electrical, Hallways, Laundry. Everything will be done in first class fashion and guaranteed compete for August occupancy. The BEST LOCATED EFFICIENCIES on campus- period. Here’s the best part: $375/mo. Also 1 bedrooms $525/mo. Offstreet parking available. Shown 7 days a week.

Unique 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. All furnished, laundry, internet, and parking available. Must see!! THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 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 618 W. Green, C.

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705 W. Main, U Newer 2 BR $690/mo 1 block from Lincoln Laundry, free parking, A/C The Weiner Companies, Ltd.

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Aug 2005. 3 bedroom apts near Lincoln Ave and Engineering Campus. Fenced-in yard. Balconies/Patios. Microwaves, Carpet, Central A/C, Disposal, Dishwasher, Parking $25/mo. Rents start at $615/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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Aug 2005. One block from Lincoln Avenue. Large units with Central A/C, Carpet, Patios/Balconies, Ethernet connection avail, & laundry. Off-street parking at $45/mo. 2 bedrooms from $600/mo. Showing 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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Avail Aug 2005. Located at Third and Gregory across from the Snack Bar. A block from IMPE. Large one bedroom apts. Gas Heat, Carpet, Window A/C, Assigned Parking available. High speed internet connection available. Laundry facilities available. Rents start at $410/mo. Apts shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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COURTYARD ON RANDOLPH 713 S. Randolph,C. Now renting for Fall. Spacious, 2 & 3 bedrooms from $618. Near campus, downtown Champaign. Includes cable, parking, water. Has laundry facilities and seasonal pool. 217-352-8540 217-355-4608 (evenings) www.faronproperties.com

Gregory Schoolhouse loft. Spacious 1 and 2 BR. Fireplace. Original maple floors. Exposed brick. 12 foot celing hight. Free parking for two cars. Check out our website www.cu-living.com. Contact Stan 217-841-4549 or email us info@culiving.com.

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Aug 2005. Next to UI Library. 1 bedrooms from $455 to $525/mo. Laundry facilities, Window A/C, Carpet, High Speed Internet connection avail. Shown 7 days a week.

1320 Frederick, C. $420-$440

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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

101 N. BUSEY, U

Aug 05. Near Green & Lincoln. 2 bedroom apts from $500/mo. Window A/C, Laundry. Parking avail at $30/mo. Apts shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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EXECUTIVE LOFT 201 S. Wright St., Champaign. Adjacent to Engineering campus. Loft bedroom, security parking, balcony, A/C, laundry. Hardwick Apartments 356-5272 621-1012

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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

105 E. John

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

1107 S. EUCLID, C

Aug 2005 rental. Near Armory, IMPE and Snack Bar. 1 bedroom apts. Window A/C, Gas Heat, laundry. Parking $35/mo. Rents start at $395/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

111 E. Healey, Champaign Available now and Fall 2005. Extra large 1 bd and efficiencies. Prices ranging from $375-485. Off-street parking, security building, & 5 floor plans to choose from. Make your appointment today! JTS Properties 328-4284

2 Bedroom Large Townhouses. Most Utilities Paid at 707 W. California. $595. Phone 493-6483, 9845668.

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212 E. John

1 bedroom apartment, furnished and A/C for Fall. Includes water, free parking, no pets. $460/mo.352-1301 or 352-5207.

502 W. Green, Urbana. 4 bedroom, 2 bath condo, Aug 05. A/C, W/D, fireplace, dishwasher. $1140. 815623-8710.

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$350.00 per month per person. 1st floor of building at 54 E. John. Secured entrance, hardwood floors. www.hunsingerapts.com, 337-1565 3, 4, 4+ BR Available for Fall 2005 -Prime locations -Built-in washer/dryers -Jet spas -14’ Cathedral ceilings

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509 E. Clark 1 block from Beckman. Large Efficiencies. Security doors. Parking. Internet ready. Furnished. NEW RENOVATIONS! 377-5971. www.509eclark.com

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Fall 2005. Large studio, double closet, well furnished. Secured building. $320/month. Available June 1 and August ‘05. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 or (217)841-3028

311 E. WHITE, C

Avail Aug 2005. Large furnished efficiencies close to Beckman Center. Rent starts at $325/mo. Parking avail at $30/mo. Window A/C, carpet, High Speed Internet connection avail. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 3rd and Clark August ‘05 beautiful, furnished 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apts. Ted 766-5108. 408 E. Clark, C. For August. 1 BR near Beckman. Includes parking, trash. $500/mo. Campo Rental Agency. 344-1927

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Now & Fall 2005 2 and 3 bedrooms. Furnished with internet. Parking and laundry available. On-site resident manager. Call Kenny, 493-0429. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

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

304 & 306 E. Clark, C Castle Apartments

Aug. 2005. Large 1 bedrooms. Security entry, balconies, patios, furnished. Laundry, off-street parking, ethernet available. Office at 309 S. First, Ch. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

509 W. MAIN, U.

Quiet Urbana location very close to campus avail for Aug 2005. 1 BR apts. Rents start at $405/mo. Carpet, laundry facilities, window A/C, storage, parking avail at $25/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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ive miles away from the University campus on 30 acres of what many would consider just farmland, a group of people are finding success. Not the sort of material success advertised in get-rich-quick schemes on TV infomercials, but the kind found through a life-lasting spiritual journey. Ananda Liina, located at 2308 N. High Cross Road in Urbana, is an intentional spiritual community. Members follow the teachings of the late Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, who began the international sociospiritual movement Ananda Marga. The community’s spiritual guide Dada Madhuvidyananda does not provide a tangible idea of success that most people initially seek, but a feeling or state of being. In his book Seven Secrets of Success he defines this concept as “being constantly at peace with yourself and benevolent toward others.” Reaching students and community members through Patricia Flores, Kenneth Reyes, Margo Mejia, Ryan Neris and Najah C. practice an asana with their teacher Dhruvajyoti. the student organization UIUC Yoga and Meditation

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Club, Dustin Kelly has been introducing this concept of success by teaching meditation and exercise at the Union during the past school year.This summer, he is inviting the public to learn about yoga in a more natural setting at his home, Ananda Liina. Kelly, who often goes by his Sanskrit name Dhruvajyoti or Dhruva for short, has been offering a beginners’ yoga class Wednesday evenings at 5:30 for the past two weeks and will continue to do so throughout the summer. He also encourages those who are interested to join a meditation for beginners at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. The meditation is free of charge and the class is free with an optional donation. Dhruva says Ananda Liina does not charge for these things because they believe yoga is like a birthright. THE LAND Although Bill Bagby, whose Sanskrit name is Mohan, and his family are the official owners of the land that comprises Ananda Liina, passersby driving along High Cross Road might see a small village rather than one small family’s home. Standing atop the hill on the north side of what Dhruva calls this “model of cooperative living,” one can get a panoramic view from east to west of the many components that bind this community. To the east is a two-story building called The Octagon, aptly named for its shape. Dhruva says this is the most recent addition to the property, a house where those interested in this community’s lifestyle can rent a room to try living with the community. Next door is the onestory house where Mohan and his family live. A gravel road leads from these two buildings west to a pond full of goldfish and bullfrogs, whose bellowing bass noises can be heard in the early evening. Across the pond is the jagrti, the yoga house where group meditations and yoga exercises take place. Dhruva and Dada Madhuvidyananda, who is often referred to as just Dada, live there. Further westward from the jagrti is Tiny Greens, a hydroponic sprouts factory Bill Bagby (Sanskrit name Mohan), who is the owner of the land, runs. “It’s like a reservoir—a place of peace in the crazy, modern world,” Dhruva smiles gazing at the land from on top of the hill. Being in this secluded community might make one think that he or she could just lose track of time completely, or even the day of the week. Dhruva says the community uses time greatly to live in a collective way, though.The community sets times for meals and other meditations and lessons. “That’s how you stick to it, you do things regularly,” he says. Dada agrees, venturing that making healthy practices second nature also makes yoga work—”If you do an action regularly, repeatedly, you form a habit.”That habit becomes a part of one’s personality, he continues, and then personality determines one’s destiny. THE LESSON Gathered in a circle on the floor of the jagrti, students perform asanas (yoga exercises), sing and meditate. A framed photo of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti stands atop a table adorned with yellow and white cloth. Framed messages adorn the walls near the ceilings, including “I have innate love for the Supreme,” “I am overcoming all internal and external obstacles,” “O Lord, please take me onto Your lap” and “I am the embodiment of sincerity.” The beginners’ lesson Dhruva teaches includes three basic asanas which he expands on with more advanced asanas as the lessons progress throughout the summer, telling students how each asana is benefiting muscles and energy centers, or cakras, throughout the body.

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There are several ways to break an egg. You can knock it against the edge of a pan or strike it with a knife. You can squeeze it hard enough to crack it or hurl it at a disgusting politician. Professional Easter egg painters pierce both ends of it with a needle in order to drain the stuff inside. Is one method better than the others? Not in general, of course, though if you’re planning to cook the egg, you shouldn’t open it via a high-velocity encounter with the kitchen wall. Your assignment in the coming week, Aries, is to do the metaphorical equivalent of breaking open an egg in a way that’s exactly appropriate for how you’ll use it.

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“In my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” President George W. Bush spoke those words to the press during his meditations on overhauling Social Security, but I could have easily said the same thing about my job. This week, for instance, I’m going to catapult my benevolent propaganda in three different ways. Ready for the onslaught? (1) “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken,” said Samuel Johnson. (Which is why you should break a budding bad habit now, even though you can barely feel it.) (2) To wake yourself up from the trance you’ve been in, pinch yourself with both hands as you simultaneously kick yourself in the butt. (3) “Every act of becoming conscious is an unnatural act.” -Adrienne Rich.

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(May 21-June 20)

Two storks have built nests on a golf course in Krogaspe, Germany. That in itself is odd, since storks usually construct their brooding areas up high, in trees or buildings. But what’s even more unusual is that the birds are attempting to hatch golf balls they’ve stockpiled in the nests. I present this vignette as a cautionary tale for you, Gemini. In the coming weeks, you’ll have to be in very close touch with your intuition so that you don’t end up in a similar position: trying to nurture and

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You need a new launching pad. Not rocket fuel—you’ve got plenty of that. Not a reliable internal guidance system or a strong hull or redundant safety features. You’ve got all those things. The only essential that’s lacking is the right place for you to blast off. So shop around in the coming days, Cancerian. Except for that key factor, you’re more than ready to get your project off the ground with a bang. Ideally, ignition and lift off will happen no later than July 14.

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Hardly anyone takes photos with film anymore. Digital cameras have become the instrument of choice for both pros and amateurs. As a result, businesses that sell film are becoming obsolete. “I refer to myself as a buggy whip salesman or a blacksmith,” said the owner of one such shop, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle. During the next 10 years, I predict that just about every one of us will face a similar prospect: Something we sell or a task that we do well will become irrelevant. This week is a perfect astrological time for you to muse about what that is likely to be for you, and then start making plans about how you’ll adjust when your skill or product is no longer needed.

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Sharks have a bad reputation among many people, but to the native people of the Hawaiian island of Niihau they are na’aumakua, guardian spirits. I propose that they serve as your tutelary animal in the coming week, Virgo—protectors and guides that will inspire you to be tough-minded and fully at home as you hang out higher in the food chain than you ever have before.

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your success? Prepare yourself. Reflect on what your motivations really are and how well your integrity is holding up.

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In my astrological opinion, you need to take a long, relaxing excursion down a sun-drenched stream of consciousness. So please consider interrupting your slog through the shady swamps. Stop poking around in the mud and slime for the treasure you imagine is there. Leave your props and accessories behind, head out into the open, and scout around for the best natural flow you can find. It’s high time for you to float and muse as you gaze into the vault of the great unknown.

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Russian Orthodox Christians believe it’s sacrilegious to depict saints dancing, which is why they protested a recent ballet show that portrayed some of their holiest icons. Meanwhile, white Southern Baptists in the U.S. have traditionally discouraged dancing with such ferocity that they spawned the famous joke: “Why can’t Baptists have sex standing up? Because God will think they’re dancing.” These two religious groups are the embodiment of what you should not do in the coming week, Sagittarius. It’s a perfect moment for you to express your spiritual impulses through all manner of bodily movement: leaping, shaking, skipping, dancing, and boinking.

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Mirrors will be your best teachers this week. The revelations they bring may sometimes make you uncomfortable, but for the most part they will energize you. By week’s end, you’ll have every reason to celebrate because of their lessons. Keep in mind that the mirror of the moment won’t always be a shiny

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I’ve known more than a few people who have slept with things they consider power objects: a teenager who liked to cuddle with the trophy he won for bowling a perfect game, for example, and a macho dude who was never without his stuffed turtle from childhood, and a woman who worshiped a special rock she had been sitting next to when she had the revelation that changed her life. I mention these precedents, Pisces, in the hope that it will help you feel utterly uninhibited about going to bed with a certain good luck charm or mojo-drenched fetish. I assure you there will be some magic in doing so.

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When he sees students get frustrated or find trouble moving their muscles in the way that an asana requires, he reminds the group that one of his favorite things about these exercises is that yoga is not a sport.There is no competition. WHY YOGA? To some, yoga might seem like a less strenuous way to attain physical fitness. Health benefits definitely arise from practicing yoga, but Dhruva cautions that people should not practice yoga only to lose weight. He said he sees athletes interested in strengthening and improving their performance or people who want to lose a few pounds trying his classes at Illini Union.They only stay for a few lessons before realizing yoga is not the easy answer to these issues, but more of a way of life. “It’s really an all-around appreciation,” Dhruva says. “It develops a person spiritually, mentally and physically.” THE LANGUAGE

Understanding how Ananda Marga and yoga exercises, or asanas, work is most often a matter of looking at the meaning of the words.The regular usage of Sanskrit words and names makes what is commonly considered a dead language come alive for members of the Ananda Liina community. It not only adds color to everyday speech, but also reinforces the long history of yoga and studying how being in touch with the movements of one’s body can lead to better health. “The sounds have something very ancient and true about them,” Dhruva says. Dhruva’s Wednesday evening lessons always include singing the mantra “baba nam kevalam,” which has many different translations including “only the name of

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When America invaded Iraq in 2003, the leaders of France objected. Conservative U.S. Congressman Walter Jones got so enraged by their resistance that he led a campaign to purge the word “French” from common usage. French fries would become “freedom fries,” he proposed; French toast would be “freedom toast.” Two years later, though, Jones has become an opponent of the Iraq attack. America initiated hostilities “with no justification,” he told a North Carolina newspaper; he regrets having launched the name-change crusade. I nominate Walter Jones to be your role model in the coming week, Aquarius. It’s high time to disavow one of your old positions, reverse a discredited opinion, or officially change your mind about an issue you got wrong.

Dave Chappelle’s show on TV’s Comedy Central has been enormously popular. The DVDs of both his first and second seasons have been bestsellers. And yet on the eve of season three’s debut, Chappelle mysteriously absconded, temporarily leaving the future of his gig in doubt. A reporter from Time magazine hunted him down in South Africa, where he confessed he’d fled for a spiritual retreat. He said he needed to get away from the complications of his success so he could take a personal inventory and make sure his intentions were still pure. I bring this up, Libra, because I expect that you, too, will be moving up in the world. Are you ready to deal with the complications of

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Rosewod Guitars has served the Champaign-Urbana/Central Illinois comunity since 1974. We have sold tens of thousands of guitars and have repaired countless others. In addition, we have taught thousands of music lovers to play instruments. Indeed it has been an amazing and colorful ride but as they as; all good things must come to an end. Rosewood will leave its’ present location (4th & Green) at the end of July, 2005. At this time our relocation plans are incomplete. So until then we will be offering an incredible “once in a store history” pricing on our entire inventory. We have lots of great guitars that need good homes so if you’ve been thinking about getting a guitar, don’t miss this opportunity. The “Thanks for the Memories” sale begins Tuesday, June 21st.

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F inally, DC Comics has a superhero movie that can stand alongside Marvel giants Spider-Man and X-Men. Batman Begins does what

no other DC superhero movie has done before (with the exception of Tim Burton’s Batman), it completely gets it right. From the origins of Bruce Wayne to the equipment Batman uses, Batman Begins adds an element of realism to this classic fictional character. The story of Batman is embedded in American pop culture, and the movie stays true to the reasons Batman fights crime. Let’s face it, for someone to dress up like a giant bat and fight crime, there has to be a deep psychological scar that would drive a man to punish his body every night in order to combat the underworld of Gotham City. For multi-billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), that reason is witnessing the murder of his parents as a child. His anger and desire for revenge eventually drive him to disappear, where he seeks training to fight the drug lords, murderers and crime bosses that infest Gotham City. Upon returning, Bruce takes on the alter ego of Batman and uses his new persona to strike fear in the minds of criminals. Batman must save the city from not only the supervillain Scarecrow, but also from an unidentified threat.

It’s not easy taking a comic book and turning it into a movie. For every Spider-Man, there’s a Daredevil or Elektra. Taking a comic book character and getting the audience to suspend disbelief and accept that one man could physically engage hundreds of opponents single-handedly is not an easy task. But in Batman Begins everything is explained in a way that allows us for two hours to believe that this could actually happen. Unlike the previous movies in the Batman franchise, the equipment and weapons used in the film are more than just an attempt to market 50 Batman vehicles to 10-year-old boys (though there are already a substantial amount of toys on the market based on this movie). Everything is explained, from Batman’s utility belt to the reason for the cape, and Batman’s signature Batmobile actually looks like he could use it for more than just barreling down an interstate and toasting tailgaters with a rocket booster. Christopher Nolan directs this dark tale in a manner that would make Tim Burton proud, and Christian Bale makes the perfect Bruce Wayne. He really conveys the suffering felt by Bruce after the death of his parents, which has left him walking a very fine edge between sanity and insanity. Michael Caine also does a terrific job portraying the Wayne family butler,Alfred, and Gary Oldman turns in a strong performance as police officer Lt. Gordon. Katie Holmes is given the task of being Bruce’s love interest, and although she does a great job in her role, her character is really unnecessary. One of the many things that makes Batman such a cool character is that, unlike his superhero counterparts, Batman has no superpowers. Sure, he’s got the cape, but at the end of the day,

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around the South and the West Coast, such as Memphis, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This tour may be her first extended time away, but she has had more than a taste of playing outside the Champaign area. Recently, she has played at two Chicago venues, Elbow Room and Uncommon Ground. She has also put on shows in St. Louis, Carbondale and as far south as Austin, Texas, where she had the opportunity to open for Fastball. In truth, Kate’s music career can be said to predate all of these recent experiences. “I recall at a very early age being surrounded by the music of my parents,� she says. “I remember summer road trips with my mom and siblings to Arizona. Constantly, the car roared with singalongs to the likes of The Beach Boys, Carly Simon,The Beatles, Janis Joplin and more.� She learned an early example of the power of music on one of these trips to the West: Her mother once avoided a speeding ticket by explaining PHOTO COURTESY OF KATEHATHAWAY.COM to the officer how the radio (and family singing) were so loud that she had lost track of her speed. Musician family members also played a part in introducing Kate Kate’s next goal is to create interest in her music elseto the guitar at age 13. Even as she was still learning to play guitar, where in the country. As she readies herself for this first Kate made attempts at using guitar as a path to songwriting. By her extended tour, she intends to re-create the same energy she senior year of high school, she had already begun putting her has expended in the many shows she has put on in her original works into performance. adopted hometown of Champaign-Urbana. You can catch When it came time for college in 2002, Kate was looking for- one such show at the record release for Sprout Don’t Pout, ward to the music scene in Champaign-Urbana. Coming from slated for June 25 at Cowboy Monkey. buzz nearby Rossville, Ill., she was already aware of the area’s venues and history of bands. Since Kate was hoping to begin playing at clubs c d r e v i e w right away, she was particularly appreciative of the Urbana bars’ age requirement of 18. Kate Hathaway Since her hometown of Rossville holds a population of Sprout Don’t Pout roughly 1,400, the transition to living in Champaign-Urbana Independent had to have been somewhat daunting at first. She initially BY PAUL J. CRONIN found herself encountering many people her age who were experiencing a transition entirely the opposite from hers— Even though Sprout Don’t Pout is Kate Hathaway’s first full-length that of moving to Champaign from the large city of Chicago. release, the album will likely surprise any listener who might have Yet, looking back at the past three years, Kate feels that living already felt familiar with her music.Those who only know her earlier and performing among such a diverse group of people has recorded work will find a considerable shift in focus for this record. been nothing but positive. The many different individuals who On the other hand, those who have only caught her a time or two in make up Champaign’s music scene have provided Kate with friendan acoustic solo setting may be surprised for very different reasons, ships and other contacts that are very important to her. Recently, since the full band vigor is prominent from the disc’s opening she was named the Female Artist of the Year in the Buzz/WPGU moments onward. Music Awards. WPGU and WEFT have both been invaluable in It may be advisable to listen to opening track “Try to Feel� withgiving her music exposure to a variety of new listeners.

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Batman is just human. To compensate for his lack of powers, Batman has trained himself beyond the limits of human endurance in martial arts, planning, stealth, detective work and science. Because of this, Batman can hold his own against superpowered opponents, and is quite arguably the toughest character in the comic book genre. Batman Begins will appeal to both Batman fans and the casual moviegoer as well. It has drama, martial arts action, suspense, great special effects, and what makes every movie just a little bit better (at least in my opinion), ninjas.

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BATMAN In 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released. Set in a pseudo-Gothic Gotham City, the story revolved around Batman’s struggle with the Joker and the photographer Vicki Lewis who was caught in the middle of the chaos. The film got the tone, the style and especially the virtuous theme, by composer Danny Elfman, correct. It hinted at Bruce Wayne’s darkness and left the audience thoroughly entertained. It was an action extravaganza that was epic in scope but lacking in story. BATMAN RETURNS In the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns, there was only one way to top the Joker: give Batman two villains. Tim Burton returned with his wacky version of Gotham City and doubled the stakes by having Batman battle Catwoman and the Penguin. Selina Kyle is arguably the only relevant female character in the Batman series and the movie successfully played off the relationship between the dual personalities of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Bruce Wayne/Batman. Despite the crazy storyline concerning Christopher Walken and the Penguin, the movie survives purely because of the relationship between these two characters. Burton’s films may be passable for the average moviegoer, but not for the rabid comic-book geeks. s o u n d s

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Richard Benoit

Richard Benoit hails from Bradley, Ill. He is a self-taught artist with a degree in photography. His work is included in many business and private collections. He is also a member of the Chicago Artist’s Coalition and an artist member of the Tall Grass Art Center, Park Forrest, Ill., and Northern Indiana Artist Association, Munster, Ind. His work is being displayed at several locations, including a one-man show hanging at Verde Gallery in Champaign at 17 E. Taylor Street until July 2 and at the 2520 Gallery in Knox, Ind. Richard Benoit’s Web site is www.rbenoit.com. What piece are you most proud of and why?

Each last piece I’ve done is my favorite. I’m truly amazed sometimes at what comes out. Art is a strange and exotic process that seems to run on its own. It controls you more than you control it. I just keep searching for the next one.

ar tist’s corner What inspires you?

Art is about glimpsing the sublime. Some people have to climb a mountain or go to a cathedral to be transported to the spiritual. I can do it while I’m mowing the lawn ... anybody can. One of my favorite scenes in a movie is from A Beautiful Mind when Russell Crowe’s character sees shadows on a table. The shadows quickly become lines and the lines become shapes that have numbers attached and then formulas start to appear to him. The point being that ordinary things hold magic and power.You just have to tune in to what’s out there. When did you begin painting? What was your first painting?

I began painting seriously in 1993. My first painting, at that time, was a simple abstraction based on a still life. I’ve still got it. It’s a fairly ugly thing but it did something to me to keep me going. What is your greatest strength and weakness?

My tenacity is my greatest strength. I usually don’t quit on something until I can resolve it. My tenacity is also my greatest weakness. I don’t know when to quit kicking a dead horse. What inspired the move from photography to abstract art?

While taking photographs it seemed that my more successful pictures all looked like paintings. So in 1993 I switched

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I have to begin this review by saying that I feel I am being too harsh on the play by giving it three out of four stars.I am giving it three stars because I felt it was a good, solid play, though not a great and amazing play, and I’m not a big fan of half or quarter stars.This is not meant to diminish the fact that the actors were amazing, and the writing by Neil Simon is clever and interesting. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers is the first Neil Simon play that I have ever seen. According to the dramaturge T. E. Davis, the sexual revolution “while not wholly responsible for Simon’s shifting tone ... did influence the playwright’s positions,” and this play is an obvious response to the culture at the time Simon wrote it, in 1969. The play’s basic premise is that the main character, Barney, feels unsatisfied with his life. He laments to Elaine, the object of his first attempted affair, that when he dies, his epitaph will be, “Here lies a nice guy who lived a nice life,” and he simply is not happy with that. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers takes place in Barney’s mother’s apartment, while he, three times, attempts to cheat on his wife.There is an obvious progression in Barney’s attitude and style during the play, as each time he appears on stage with a new woman, he is changed

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from the original Barney, because each woman he meets shows him something new and affects his bearing in certain ways. When I interviewed James Berton Harris, the producing director of the plays at Krannert this summer, he told me that he chose this play because he needed a play that called for three strong female roles. Christina Dideriksen playing Elaine Navazio,Victoria Caciopoli playing Bobbi Michele and Marissa Noel Swanson playing Jeanette Fisher all did excellent jobs. However, Bill Bannon, playing the lead, stole the play with his perfect timing and delivery of Simon’s clever writing. The writing of this play is strong, with Neil Simon relying on the character of Barney to be sympathetic but still comical, sad but not depressing, pathetic but not a buffoon, and Bill Bannon pulls this off with his portrayal, leaving the audience smiling at the end and going home happy. Go see this play. I’m still looking forward to seeing My Three Angels and Broadway, but this is a good play that is very comic, while still insightful.The acting by the four performers is excellent, and the writing is solid and funny. With the pathetic yet lovable Barney, and the three well-cast and expertly played female characters, this play is definitely worth going to see. s o u n d s

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debut, Dirty Shoes. A hometown girl from a musical household, Megan sings and plays guitar on 10 original songs. The overall sound is alternative folk rock with unlikely flashes of Mazzy Star. Dirty Shoes was recorded at Goodwood Studio with Andy Lund. Show time is 7 p.m., and there is no cover. Megan will appear with The Greytones. This dovetails well with shows Saturday and Sunday at Cowboy Monkey. Saturday night, Kate Hathaway issues her highly anticipated debut, Sprout Don’t Pout. In addition to Kate Hathaway Band, Brandon T. Washington and Andy Lund (half of Temple of Low Men) are on the bill. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Sunday night: where to begin? Long overdue in Champaign, Eva Hunter Band visit from Bloomington. Number one local cowgirl Angie Heaton assembles her backing band Gentle Tamers for only the second time since 2001, and Kayla Brown trio Darling Disarm premiere publically after a false alarm two weeks ago. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5. A last-minute alternative, also downtown Saturday night, is in the Mike ‘n Molly’s beer garden. Low-profile pop group Emotional Rec Club headline over phantom-of-the-open-mic Pointed and dry-witted wordslinger Rob McColley.The common thread:These guys do not play out often. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Correction: Pointed was away in Arizona, not Washington. This is no guarantee he will sound like Queensrÿche now, however.

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Liquid Courage Open Mic Night Geovanti's, 8pm-12am, free Urbana Booking Co. presents: Darling Disarm (Kayla Brown & Mike Ingram), The Eva Hunter Band, Angie Heaton and the Gentle Tamers Cowboy Monkey, 9pm, $5 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Keith Harden [solo acoustic] The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Free Rock Show: Clio, Sick Day, Anew Tommy G's, 9:30pm, free Toots and the Maytals, Beat Kitchen [reggae] The Canopy Club, 10pm, $15 in advance, $17 at the door

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SATURDAY

June 25

Live Music Candy Foster and Shades of Blue [blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 11:30am-1pm, free Steely Pan [steel drum band] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 12-1pm, free Exorna [celtic] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 1:30-2:30pm, free Modern Cowboyz [country] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 2-3:30pm, free Motherlode [old time, blues, celtic] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 3-4pm, free Desafinado [Latin] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 4:30-5:30pm, free Gizzae [reggae] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 4:30-6pm, free Elvis Himselvis [Elvis impersonator] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 6-7pm, free Motherload The Iron Post, 6-9pm, free The Brat Pack [‘80s covers] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 7-8:30pm, free Goretesque, Art of the Flesh, A Seed Has Been Sown The Ugly Puppy, 7pm, $6 Music Among the Vines: Craig Russo Project [Latin jazz] Alto Vineyards, 7:30pm, $3 Broken Day [rock] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 7:30pm, free Sons and Daughters Pages For All Ages, 8pm, free Reasonable Doubt [rock] T&T Tavern, 8:30pm-12:30am, free Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Kate Hathaway CD Release Show with Brandon T. Washington and Andy Lund Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Emotional Rec Club, Pointed, Rob McColley Mike 'n Molly's, 10pm, $4

The Brat Pack [‘80s covers and more] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Bris Mueller [salsa and tango] Sidebar, 7:30pm, $4 DJ Mighty Dog Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm-2am, TBA DJ Resonate [hip hop] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Mellow Fellow [hip hop, dance] Nargile, 10pm, free DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, cover DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop house/dance] The Highdive, 10pm, $5 DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's, 9pm-1am, free Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 11am, free

SUNDAY

June 26

Live Music Cattle Bandits [country] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 12:30-1:30pm, free Shades of Blue [blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 12:30-2pm, free Russell Park Music Series: The Starlight Ramblers Wind, Water & Light Gallery, 1:30-3pm, free The Noisy Gators [cajun-zydeco] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 2-3pm, free Jim Markum Swing Band [swing] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 3-4:30pm, free Jazz Mayhem [jazz] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 3:30-4:30pm, free CJ Boyd Aroma, 4pm, free

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DJ DJ Wesjile [hip hop] Barfly, 9:30pm, free DJ Elise [deep sultry house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Special Events Mahomet Garden Walk Mahomet, 11am-5pm, $8/advance, $10/day-of Tickets available at Wind, Water & Light, Pickle Tree Farms and Prairie Gardens

MONDAY

June 27

Live Music Jazz Jam with ParaDocs The Iron Post, 8pm, TBA Open Mic Night hosted by Brandon T. Washington Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Finga' Lickin' The Office, 10:30pm, free DJ Mojito Mondays [lounge music] Nargile, 10pm, free

GETACTIVE

DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Delayney [hip hop/soul] Barfly, 10pm, free

TUESDAY

June 28

Live Music Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Mike Ingram The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Larry Gates (of Lorenzo Goetz) White Horse Inn, 9:30pm, free Urbana Booking Co. Presents: City of Film, Rescue, Carolina Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $5 Adam Wolfe's Acoustic Night with Jess Greenlee Tommy G's, 10pm, free DJ Tremblin BG Barfly, 10pm, free DJ JB [hip hop music videos] Nargile, 10pm, free Subversion: DJ ZoZo, DJ Evily, DJ TwinScin [goth, industrial, electro] The Highdive, 10pm, $2 DJ J-Phlip [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Neil St. Pub, 8pm-12am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's , 9pm-1am, free Karaoke Tuesdays Track’s, 9pm-1am, free Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 7pm, free

Support Groups Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Heritage Room, Provena Hospital, 7pm, free

WEDNESDAY

June 29

Live Music Ed O'Hara and Friends Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Leigh Meador Trio The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Urbana Booking Co. Presents: The Chemicals, Awesome Cool Dudes, The Frame, TV Mike The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5 Apollo Poetics: Apollo Project w/guest MCs and vocalists Nargile, 10pm, TBA DJ Chef Ra [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free Dancing Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 7:30pm, free Salsa Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geovanti's, 10pm-2am, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Open Poetry Night [writers may read their own work or just listen] Illini Union Bookstore,7-8 pm

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

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

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Ear Doctor [jazz] Mike 'n Molly's beer garden, 5-7pm, $3 Bucket Boys [junkyard] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 5-6:30pm, free Jeff Helgesen [jazz] The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA The Prairie Dogs [bluegrass] Tommy G's, 5-7pm, free Music Among the Vines: Shadows of Doubt [‘60s & ‘70s rock] Alto Vineyards, 6pm, $3 Record Release Party: Secretary, Lori Ann, Midnight Fall, Love Amongst the Ruins Wake the Dead Cafe, 6-11pm, $5 Men of Essence [Motown/blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 6:30-7:30pm, free Sojourn [classic and current rock covers] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 7:30pm, free A Parting Glass Featuring Daniel Gonshorek [Irish music] Verde Gallery, 8pm, $5 Scott Morris Borders, 8-10pm, free Kilborn Alley [blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 8-9pm, free Boots and Bracelets, The Resonators, The Plastik Explosives, Gangrene, Applecore [hardcore punk] The Canopy Club, 9pm, TBA Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Keith Harden Band The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA The Delta Kings [rock/blues] Cowboy Monkey, 9:30pm, $4 Elsinore, Shipwreck Friends & Co., 10pm, TBA ESP Tommy G's, 10pm, cover Eclectic Theory White Horse Inn, 10pm, free

One Common Denominator [a show presenting the work of Sandra Ahten, Brian Bialeschki, Chris Evans, Jaimie Kruidenier, Arlene Rappaport, Lisa and Lark Moreno, Steve Selander, Michael and Bridgette Sherfield and John Short] Old Vic Art Gallery through July 15 Fun at the Furniture Lounge [nostalgic paintings by Sandra Ahten as fun adornments for a collection of retro modern furniture & housewares] The Furniture Lounge through July 15 Nick Chapman and Jessica Sapp [featuring works in stone and metal by Nick Sapp and art by Jessica Sapp] Prairie Boatworks Gallery through June 26 407 E Main, Mahomet, Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm 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.

Fitness Yoga Ananda Liina, 2308 N High Cross Rd, Urbana, 5:30-7pm, free Inside Yoga Mettler Center, 6:30pm, free

VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT AT THE GREAT RACE—OR JUST COME CHECK OUT VINTAGE RALLY CARS

Tuesday, June 28, 4:30-10pm, Main Street, Urbana On June 28, a parade of more than 100 vintage vehicles will spend the night in Urbana as they compete against each other in a time-speed-distance race from Washington, D.C., to Tacoma, Wash. This is the first time this event, known as The Great Race, will come through Urbana. The Great Race, a 22-year-old tradition, is a carefully planned and meticulously executed rally race of vintage cars at least 45 years old. Every day of the two-week cross-country competition, each automobile, manned by one driver and one navigator, gets a specific set of directions—including speed changes, turns, stops and starts—leading them through the nation’s back roads to a preselected destination. The only tools allowed to the drivers are a speedometer, a time-of-day clock, a stopwatch, and a pencil and paper. No odometer, cell phones, two-way radios or other technology. On Tuesday, from 4:30-10 p.m., Urbana is pulling out the welcoming committee for these antique automobiles and their drivers and needs volunteers to help with the celebration. People are needed to help set up, run the hospitality room, sell tickets, place signs and clean up the event. If you’re interested in helping, contact Mary Dennis at 344-3872 or go to the Urbana Business Association, 111 W. Main St., to apply. —Erin Scottberg t h e

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June 23

Live Music Tom Paynter Quartet [jazz] The Iron Post, 7pm, cover Acoustic Music Series: G. Lee, Sooz Kim Aroma, 8pm, free Robbie Fulks, The Bird Dogs, Tractor Kings The Highdive, 8:30pm, $10 in advance, $12 at the door Caleb Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Keith Harden [solo acoustic] Tommy G's, 9pm, free Jazz Night: Weasel Dreams Quintet Zorba's, 9:30pm-12:30am, $3 Tribute to Summer Camp: The Station, Brain Child The Canopy Club, 10pm, $3 Melodic Scribes, Roknew, AlIteration [hip hop] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $3 DJ Generic DJ Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips, 8-11pm, TBA DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, electro] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Asiatic [hip hop] Nargile, 10pm, TBA Solace: DJ Mertz [deep house] Soma, 10pm, cover DJ Elise [deep sultry house] Boltini, 10pm, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Pia's of Rantoul, 9pm-1am, free Dancing UIUC Swing Society McKinley Foundation 9:30pm12am, free

Beginner Belly Dancing Lessons Refinery Cultural Dance Annex, 5:40pm Health and 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 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, 10:30am-12:30pm at the Mettler Center, $25/member, $30/non Great Grains [The Great Grains class teaches cooks of all experience levels to include whole grains in their diet by learning the age-old art of breadmaking.] Mettler Center, 6pm, $15/member, $20/non Wine Tasting Krannert Uncorked Krannert Art Center Lobby 5pm, free

FRIDAY

June 24

Live Music Joni Laurence [folk] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 5-6pm, free

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This weekend, thousands of people will attend the annual Taste of C-U at Champaign's West Side Park. While the food is the focal point of the event, the weekend also features a heavy schedule of live music spanning all genres. There will be two tents of live music at the event; therefore some of the performances will overlap with one another. Best of all, the performances are free. From rock to country to jazz to Celtic to blues, the Taste of C-U features performances from across the spectrum of music. So come enjoy the sound of C-U at The Taste. —Cassie Connor

Systym: DJ 06, Stephan Ganser, TBA Paulie's, 10pm, free DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, cover DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10pm, $5 DJ J-Phlip [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free X-Krush Fat City Saloon, TBA The Brent Rubson Project [blues/classic rock] The Phoenix, TBA, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke American Legion Post 71, 8pm-1am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 10pm-2am, TBA Support Groups Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Heritage Room, Provena Hospital, 7pm, free Special Events Family Paper Craft Party Spurlock Museum, 10am-1pm, suggested donation $1

exceptionally equipped

Worden-Martin Subaru “Cleverly hidden behind Worden-Martin Nissan”

Liquid Courage Open Mic Night Geovanti's, 8pm-12am, free Urbana Booking Co. presents: Darling Disarm (Kayla Brown & Mike Ingram), The Eva Hunter Band, Angie Heaton and the Gentle Tamers Cowboy Monkey, 9pm, $5 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Keith Harden [solo acoustic] The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Free Rock Show: Clio, Sick Day, Anew Tommy G's, 9:30pm, free Toots and the Maytals, Beat Kitchen [reggae] The Canopy Club, 10pm, $15 in advance, $17 at the door

buzz pick

SATURDAY

June 25

Live Music Candy Foster and Shades of Blue [blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 11:30am-1pm, free Steely Pan [steel drum band] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 12-1pm, free Exorna [celtic] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 1:30-2:30pm, free Modern Cowboyz [country] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 2-3:30pm, free Motherlode [old time, blues, celtic] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 3-4pm, free Desafinado [Latin] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 4:30-5:30pm, free Gizzae [reggae] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 4:30-6pm, free Elvis Himselvis [Elvis impersonator] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 6-7pm, free Motherload The Iron Post, 6-9pm, free The Brat Pack [‘80s covers] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 7-8:30pm, free Goretesque, Art of the Flesh, A Seed Has Been Sown The Ugly Puppy, 7pm, $6 Music Among the Vines: Craig Russo Project [Latin jazz] Alto Vineyards, 7:30pm, $3 Broken Day [rock] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 7:30pm, free Sons and Daughters Pages For All Ages, 8pm, free Reasonable Doubt [rock] T&T Tavern, 8:30pm-12:30am, free Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Kate Hathaway CD Release Show with Brandon T. Washington and Andy Lund Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Emotional Rec Club, Pointed, Rob McColley Mike 'n Molly's, 10pm, $4

The Brat Pack [‘80s covers and more] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Bris Mueller [salsa and tango] Sidebar, 7:30pm, $4 DJ Mighty Dog Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm-2am, TBA DJ Resonate [hip hop] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Mellow Fellow [hip hop, dance] Nargile, 10pm, free DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, cover DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop house/dance] The Highdive, 10pm, $5 DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's, 9pm-1am, free Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 11am, free

SUNDAY

June 26

Live Music Cattle Bandits [country] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 12:30-1:30pm, free Shades of Blue [blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 12:30-2pm, free Russell Park Music Series: The Starlight Ramblers Wind, Water & Light Gallery, 1:30-3pm, free The Noisy Gators [cajun-zydeco] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 2-3pm, free Jim Markum Swing Band [swing] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 3-4:30pm, free Jazz Mayhem [jazz] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 3:30-4:30pm, free CJ Boyd Aroma, 4pm, free

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DJ DJ Wesjile [hip hop] Barfly, 9:30pm, free DJ Elise [deep sultry house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Special Events Mahomet Garden Walk Mahomet, 11am-5pm, $8/advance, $10/day-of Tickets available at Wind, Water & Light, Pickle Tree Farms and Prairie Gardens

MONDAY

June 27

Live Music Jazz Jam with ParaDocs The Iron Post, 8pm, TBA Open Mic Night hosted by Brandon T. Washington Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Finga' Lickin' The Office, 10:30pm, free DJ Mojito Mondays [lounge music] Nargile, 10pm, free

GETACTIVE

DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Delayney [hip hop/soul] Barfly, 10pm, free

TUESDAY

June 28

Live Music Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Mike Ingram The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Larry Gates (of Lorenzo Goetz) White Horse Inn, 9:30pm, free Urbana Booking Co. Presents: City of Film, Rescue, Carolina Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $5 Adam Wolfe's Acoustic Night with Jess Greenlee Tommy G's, 10pm, free DJ Tremblin BG Barfly, 10pm, free DJ JB [hip hop music videos] Nargile, 10pm, free Subversion: DJ ZoZo, DJ Evily, DJ TwinScin [goth, industrial, electro] The Highdive, 10pm, $2 DJ J-Phlip [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Neil St. Pub, 8pm-12am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's , 9pm-1am, free Karaoke Tuesdays Track’s, 9pm-1am, free Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 7pm, free

Support Groups Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Heritage Room, Provena Hospital, 7pm, free

WEDNESDAY

June 29

Live Music Ed O'Hara and Friends Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Leigh Meador Trio The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Urbana Booking Co. Presents: The Chemicals, Awesome Cool Dudes, The Frame, TV Mike The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5 Apollo Poetics: Apollo Project w/guest MCs and vocalists Nargile, 10pm, TBA DJ Chef Ra [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free Dancing Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 7:30pm, free Salsa Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geovanti's, 10pm-2am, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Open Poetry Night [writers may read their own work or just listen] Illini Union Bookstore,7-8 pm

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

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

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Ear Doctor [jazz] Mike 'n Molly's beer garden, 5-7pm, $3 Bucket Boys [junkyard] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 5-6:30pm, free Jeff Helgesen [jazz] The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA The Prairie Dogs [bluegrass] Tommy G's, 5-7pm, free Music Among the Vines: Shadows of Doubt [‘60s & ‘70s rock] Alto Vineyards, 6pm, $3 Record Release Party: Secretary, Lori Ann, Midnight Fall, Love Amongst the Ruins Wake the Dead Cafe, 6-11pm, $5 Men of Essence [Motown/blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 6:30-7:30pm, free Sojourn [classic and current rock covers] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 7:30pm, free A Parting Glass Featuring Daniel Gonshorek [Irish music] Verde Gallery, 8pm, $5 Scott Morris Borders, 8-10pm, free Kilborn Alley [blues] Taste of Champaign-Urbana, 8-9pm, free Boots and Bracelets, The Resonators, The Plastik Explosives, Gangrene, Applecore [hardcore punk] The Canopy Club, 9pm, TBA Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Keith Harden Band The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA The Delta Kings [rock/blues] Cowboy Monkey, 9:30pm, $4 Elsinore, Shipwreck Friends & Co., 10pm, TBA ESP Tommy G's, 10pm, cover Eclectic Theory White Horse Inn, 10pm, free

One Common Denominator [a show presenting the work of Sandra Ahten, Brian Bialeschki, Chris Evans, Jaimie Kruidenier, Arlene Rappaport, Lisa and Lark Moreno, Steve Selander, Michael and Bridgette Sherfield and John Short] Old Vic Art Gallery through July 15 Fun at the Furniture Lounge [nostalgic paintings by Sandra Ahten as fun adornments for a collection of retro modern furniture & housewares] The Furniture Lounge through July 15 Nick Chapman and Jessica Sapp [featuring works in stone and metal by Nick Sapp and art by Jessica Sapp] Prairie Boatworks Gallery through June 26 407 E Main, Mahomet, Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm 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.

Fitness Yoga Ananda Liina, 2308 N High Cross Rd, Urbana, 5:30-7pm, free Inside Yoga Mettler Center, 6:30pm, free

VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT AT THE GREAT RACE—OR JUST COME CHECK OUT VINTAGE RALLY CARS

Tuesday, June 28, 4:30-10pm, Main Street, Urbana On June 28, a parade of more than 100 vintage vehicles will spend the night in Urbana as they compete against each other in a time-speed-distance race from Washington, D.C., to Tacoma, Wash. This is the first time this event, known as The Great Race, will come through Urbana. The Great Race, a 22-year-old tradition, is a carefully planned and meticulously executed rally race of vintage cars at least 45 years old. Every day of the two-week cross-country competition, each automobile, manned by one driver and one navigator, gets a specific set of directions—including speed changes, turns, stops and starts—leading them through the nation’s back roads to a preselected destination. The only tools allowed to the drivers are a speedometer, a time-of-day clock, a stopwatch, and a pencil and paper. No odometer, cell phones, two-way radios or other technology. On Tuesday, from 4:30-10 p.m., Urbana is pulling out the welcoming committee for these antique automobiles and their drivers and needs volunteers to help with the celebration. People are needed to help set up, run the hospitality room, sell tickets, place signs and clean up the event. If you’re interested in helping, contact Mary Dennis at 344-3872 or go to the Urbana Business Association, 111 W. Main St., to apply. —Erin Scottberg t h e

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TODD J. HUNTER • STAFF WRITER

Richard Benoit

Richard Benoit hails from Bradley, Ill. He is a self-taught artist with a degree in photography. His work is included in many business and private collections. He is also a member of the Chicago Artist’s Coalition and an artist member of the Tall Grass Art Center, Park Forrest, Ill., and Northern Indiana Artist Association, Munster, Ind. His work is being displayed at several locations, including a one-man show hanging at Verde Gallery in Champaign at 17 E. Taylor Street until July 2 and at the 2520 Gallery in Knox, Ind. Richard Benoit’s Web site is www.rbenoit.com. What piece are you most proud of and why?

Each last piece I’ve done is my favorite. I’m truly amazed sometimes at what comes out. Art is a strange and exotic process that seems to run on its own. It controls you more than you control it. I just keep searching for the next one.

ar tist’s corner What inspires you?

Art is about glimpsing the sublime. Some people have to climb a mountain or go to a cathedral to be transported to the spiritual. I can do it while I’m mowing the lawn ... anybody can. One of my favorite scenes in a movie is from A Beautiful Mind when Russell Crowe’s character sees shadows on a table. The shadows quickly become lines and the lines become shapes that have numbers attached and then formulas start to appear to him. The point being that ordinary things hold magic and power.You just have to tune in to what’s out there. When did you begin painting? What was your first painting?

I began painting seriously in 1993. My first painting, at that time, was a simple abstraction based on a still life. I’ve still got it. It’s a fairly ugly thing but it did something to me to keep me going. What is your greatest strength and weakness?

My tenacity is my greatest strength. I usually don’t quit on something until I can resolve it. My tenacity is also my greatest weakness. I don’t know when to quit kicking a dead horse. What inspired the move from photography to abstract art?

While taking photographs it seemed that my more successful pictures all looked like paintings. So in 1993 I switched

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I have to begin this review by saying that I feel I am being too harsh on the play by giving it three out of four stars.I am giving it three stars because I felt it was a good, solid play, though not a great and amazing play, and I’m not a big fan of half or quarter stars.This is not meant to diminish the fact that the actors were amazing, and the writing by Neil Simon is clever and interesting. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers is the first Neil Simon play that I have ever seen. According to the dramaturge T. E. Davis, the sexual revolution “while not wholly responsible for Simon’s shifting tone ... did influence the playwright’s positions,” and this play is an obvious response to the culture at the time Simon wrote it, in 1969. The play’s basic premise is that the main character, Barney, feels unsatisfied with his life. He laments to Elaine, the object of his first attempted affair, that when he dies, his epitaph will be, “Here lies a nice guy who lived a nice life,” and he simply is not happy with that. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers takes place in Barney’s mother’s apartment, while he, three times, attempts to cheat on his wife.There is an obvious progression in Barney’s attitude and style during the play, as each time he appears on stage with a new woman, he is changed

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from the original Barney, because each woman he meets shows him something new and affects his bearing in certain ways. When I interviewed James Berton Harris, the producing director of the plays at Krannert this summer, he told me that he chose this play because he needed a play that called for three strong female roles. Christina Dideriksen playing Elaine Navazio,Victoria Caciopoli playing Bobbi Michele and Marissa Noel Swanson playing Jeanette Fisher all did excellent jobs. However, Bill Bannon, playing the lead, stole the play with his perfect timing and delivery of Simon’s clever writing. The writing of this play is strong, with Neil Simon relying on the character of Barney to be sympathetic but still comical, sad but not depressing, pathetic but not a buffoon, and Bill Bannon pulls this off with his portrayal, leaving the audience smiling at the end and going home happy. Go see this play. I’m still looking forward to seeing My Three Angels and Broadway, but this is a good play that is very comic, while still insightful.The acting by the four performers is excellent, and the writing is solid and funny. With the pathetic yet lovable Barney, and the three well-cast and expertly played female characters, this play is definitely worth going to see. s o u n d s

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Steven and Heather Zydek are the couple behind not just Joyful Sorrow, but also Isidore Records. In addition to Joyful Sorrow and The Elanors, there is now a third act affiliated with Isidore Records: Summer Lawns, a New York quartet who bridge the gap between pop and chamber music. Cofounder Matt Heslinga attends the University of Illinois College of Medicine, hence the local connection. July 26, Isidore Records and Stunning Models on Display together release First We Waited ... Then It Started, a dreamscape of eight original songs and a cover of a Joy Division staple. Another Joyful Sorrow album is underway and due early next year. In the nick of time, Relenter had a successful launch for their first album, Through the Mirror. The synth-rock trio managed seven songs, two of which were collaborations with Brittany Bindrim and Jim Cookas of i:scintilla: the title track and a cover of “Burn” by The Cure as a surprise encore sandwiched between standing ovations.This was the last i:scintilla show for a while, as the electro-industrial quartet ready to record material for their second release, due late this year.The next Relenter show is their first in Chicago, July 16 at Red Line Tap with Roundeye, One Light Out and The Blissters. American Minor have a makeup date already for their recent cancellation: July 5 at Cowboy Monkey. If the date rings a bell, it is because The Living Blue’s tour kickoff and Shipwreck’s release party are one and the same. It gets better: cover is still only $5.This show will sell out fast. Release parties abound. Tomorrow night at Cafe Paradiso, bright new talent Megan Johns issues her

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debut, Dirty Shoes. A hometown girl from a musical household, Megan sings and plays guitar on 10 original songs. The overall sound is alternative folk rock with unlikely flashes of Mazzy Star. Dirty Shoes was recorded at Goodwood Studio with Andy Lund. Show time is 7 p.m., and there is no cover. Megan will appear with The Greytones. This dovetails well with shows Saturday and Sunday at Cowboy Monkey. Saturday night, Kate Hathaway issues her highly anticipated debut, Sprout Don’t Pout. In addition to Kate Hathaway Band, Brandon T. Washington and Andy Lund (half of Temple of Low Men) are on the bill. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Sunday night: where to begin? Long overdue in Champaign, Eva Hunter Band visit from Bloomington. Number one local cowgirl Angie Heaton assembles her backing band Gentle Tamers for only the second time since 2001, and Kayla Brown trio Darling Disarm premiere publically after a false alarm two weeks ago. Show time is 9 p.m., and cover is $5. A last-minute alternative, also downtown Saturday night, is in the Mike ‘n Molly’s beer garden. Low-profile pop group Emotional Rec Club headline over phantom-of-the-open-mic Pointed and dry-witted wordslinger Rob McColley.The common thread:These guys do not play out often. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Correction: Pointed was away in Arizona, not Washington. This is no guarantee he will sound like Queensrÿche now, however.

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f you just wasted no time in flipping right to this section of Buzz, then you may recognize the level of enthusiasm Kate Hathaway holds for music. “I make music because I enjoy nearly every aspect of it more than anything else that I’ve experienced thus far in life,� she says. “Through its constant challenges and infinite directions, music breeds a creative push that will always intrigue and consume.� Like many around town, Kate finds herself happiest taking a path that calls for a full workout of her creative energies. For her, this means writing songs and performing them either with a full band or alone with an acoustic guitar. Kate feels “especially privileged to be ultimately in control of the songwriting and musical direction� of her projects—although she is quick to point out the appreciation she has for the creative input of her bandmates,Vince Murphy (bass), Mike Carberry (drums) and Phil Alley (guitar). In order to make a strong personal commitment to her music career, Kate has been forced to put other parts of her life on hold. She has taken a break from her studies at the University of Illinois, opting instead to dedicate herself to her first fulllength release, Sprout Don’t Pout. Her time away from classes last year allowed her to fully immerse herself in the recording of the album, paying attention to details that she might not have had time for otherwise. Music will continue being a full-time passion this fall, when she plans to begin touring in support of the release. “I think I’ll benefit a lot more in the coming months when I’ll be able to have the time to book a tour myself, and actually have time to go out on the road and experience what it’s really like to be a touring musician.� Her plan is to book shows in markets

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out one’s significant other present, since it forcefully confronts the listener at the two-minute mark, arguing:“You know you deserve much better/I think you should try the taste of another.� The mischievous quality of these lyrics is reprised in a few other moments on the album—perhaps being most apparent on “Pour Another Round.� The majority of the album adheres to more of a sobering attitude in both lyrical content and instrumentation. The chorus of “Silence Says Everything� shows an awareness of the songwriting act as only an attempt—one that cannot help falling short: “So here’s another song/Sometimes there’s just so much to say/That silence says everything.�The song’s restrained pace serves as a good fit for this statement of helplessness. “Don’t Walk Away� briefly opens with a cavorting guitar strum, yet rests into a feathery pace quickly thereafter.Cameron McGill makes an appearance on the brightly swaying “Love You� to share vocal duties. “Lost My Mind� may well be the album’s most impressive track. Early on, it poses the recurring question “Hey, how’d I get here?� amid quiet, sparse instrumentation and other dissonant sounds. In a sense, this question can be about the song itself, since the near silence of the intro eventually erupts into a wall of noisy confusion. Considering the rest of the album’s slower pace, the chaotic howl that Kate unleashes here serves as quite the surprise. Much like the rest of the album, it’s a pleasant one.

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BATMAN BEGINS BRIAN NICHOLS • STAFF WRITER

F inally, DC Comics has a superhero movie that can stand alongside Marvel giants Spider-Man and X-Men. Batman Begins does what

no other DC superhero movie has done before (with the exception of Tim Burton’s Batman), it completely gets it right. From the origins of Bruce Wayne to the equipment Batman uses, Batman Begins adds an element of realism to this classic fictional character. The story of Batman is embedded in American pop culture, and the movie stays true to the reasons Batman fights crime. Let’s face it, for someone to dress up like a giant bat and fight crime, there has to be a deep psychological scar that would drive a man to punish his body every night in order to combat the underworld of Gotham City. For multi-billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), that reason is witnessing the murder of his parents as a child. His anger and desire for revenge eventually drive him to disappear, where he seeks training to fight the drug lords, murderers and crime bosses that infest Gotham City. Upon returning, Bruce takes on the alter ego of Batman and uses his new persona to strike fear in the minds of criminals. Batman must save the city from not only the supervillain Scarecrow, but also from an unidentified threat.

It’s not easy taking a comic book and turning it into a movie. For every Spider-Man, there’s a Daredevil or Elektra. Taking a comic book character and getting the audience to suspend disbelief and accept that one man could physically engage hundreds of opponents single-handedly is not an easy task. But in Batman Begins everything is explained in a way that allows us for two hours to believe that this could actually happen. Unlike the previous movies in the Batman franchise, the equipment and weapons used in the film are more than just an attempt to market 50 Batman vehicles to 10-year-old boys (though there are already a substantial amount of toys on the market based on this movie). Everything is explained, from Batman’s utility belt to the reason for the cape, and Batman’s signature Batmobile actually looks like he could use it for more than just barreling down an interstate and toasting tailgaters with a rocket booster. Christopher Nolan directs this dark tale in a manner that would make Tim Burton proud, and Christian Bale makes the perfect Bruce Wayne. He really conveys the suffering felt by Bruce after the death of his parents, which has left him walking a very fine edge between sanity and insanity. Michael Caine also does a terrific job portraying the Wayne family butler,Alfred, and Gary Oldman turns in a strong performance as police officer Lt. Gordon. Katie Holmes is given the task of being Bruce’s love interest, and although she does a great job in her role, her character is really unnecessary. One of the many things that makes Batman such a cool character is that, unlike his superhero counterparts, Batman has no superpowers. Sure, he’s got the cape, but at the end of the day,

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around the South and the West Coast, such as Memphis, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This tour may be her first extended time away, but she has had more than a taste of playing outside the Champaign area. Recently, she has played at two Chicago venues, Elbow Room and Uncommon Ground. She has also put on shows in St. Louis, Carbondale and as far south as Austin, Texas, where she had the opportunity to open for Fastball. In truth, Kate’s music career can be said to predate all of these recent experiences. “I recall at a very early age being surrounded by the music of my parents,� she says. “I remember summer road trips with my mom and siblings to Arizona. Constantly, the car roared with singalongs to the likes of The Beach Boys, Carly Simon,The Beatles, Janis Joplin and more.� She learned an early example of the power of music on one of these trips to the West: Her mother once avoided a speeding ticket by explaining PHOTO COURTESY OF KATEHATHAWAY.COM to the officer how the radio (and family singing) were so loud that she had lost track of her speed. Musician family members also played a part in introducing Kate Kate’s next goal is to create interest in her music elseto the guitar at age 13. Even as she was still learning to play guitar, where in the country. As she readies herself for this first Kate made attempts at using guitar as a path to songwriting. By her extended tour, she intends to re-create the same energy she senior year of high school, she had already begun putting her has expended in the many shows she has put on in her original works into performance. adopted hometown of Champaign-Urbana. You can catch When it came time for college in 2002, Kate was looking for- one such show at the record release for Sprout Don’t Pout, ward to the music scene in Champaign-Urbana. Coming from slated for June 25 at Cowboy Monkey. buzz nearby Rossville, Ill., she was already aware of the area’s venues and history of bands. Since Kate was hoping to begin playing at clubs c d r e v i e w right away, she was particularly appreciative of the Urbana bars’ age requirement of 18. Kate Hathaway Since her hometown of Rossville holds a population of Sprout Don’t Pout roughly 1,400, the transition to living in Champaign-Urbana Independent had to have been somewhat daunting at first. She initially BY PAUL J. CRONIN found herself encountering many people her age who were experiencing a transition entirely the opposite from hers— Even though Sprout Don’t Pout is Kate Hathaway’s first full-length that of moving to Champaign from the large city of Chicago. release, the album will likely surprise any listener who might have Yet, looking back at the past three years, Kate feels that living already felt familiar with her music.Those who only know her earlier and performing among such a diverse group of people has recorded work will find a considerable shift in focus for this record. been nothing but positive. The many different individuals who On the other hand, those who have only caught her a time or two in make up Champaign’s music scene have provided Kate with friendan acoustic solo setting may be surprised for very different reasons, ships and other contacts that are very important to her. Recently, since the full band vigor is prominent from the disc’s opening she was named the Female Artist of the Year in the Buzz/WPGU moments onward. Music Awards. WPGU and WEFT have both been invaluable in It may be advisable to listen to opening track “Try to Feel� withgiving her music exposure to a variety of new listeners.

BATMAN BEGINS • CHRISTIAN BALE

Batman is just human. To compensate for his lack of powers, Batman has trained himself beyond the limits of human endurance in martial arts, planning, stealth, detective work and science. Because of this, Batman can hold his own against superpowered opponents, and is quite arguably the toughest character in the comic book genre. Batman Begins will appeal to both Batman fans and the casual moviegoer as well. It has drama, martial arts action, suspense, great special effects, and what makes every movie just a little bit better (at least in my opinion), ninjas.

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BATMAN In 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released. Set in a pseudo-Gothic Gotham City, the story revolved around Batman’s struggle with the Joker and the photographer Vicki Lewis who was caught in the middle of the chaos. The film got the tone, the style and especially the virtuous theme, by composer Danny Elfman, correct. It hinted at Bruce Wayne’s darkness and left the audience thoroughly entertained. It was an action extravaganza that was epic in scope but lacking in story. BATMAN RETURNS In the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns, there was only one way to top the Joker: give Batman two villains. Tim Burton returned with his wacky version of Gotham City and doubled the stakes by having Batman battle Catwoman and the Penguin. Selina Kyle is arguably the only relevant female character in the Batman series and the movie successfully played off the relationship between the dual personalities of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Bruce Wayne/Batman. Despite the crazy storyline concerning Christopher Walken and the Penguin, the movie survives purely because of the relationship between these two characters. Burton’s films may be passable for the average moviegoer, but not for the rabid comic-book geeks. s o u n d s

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BATMAN FOREVER Joel Schumacher took the helm for 1995’s Batman Forever. Literally taking the worst from Burton, Gotham City was turned into a neon rave with black lighting, plasma signs and wacky architecture. The only thing missing was trance and foam falling from the sky. Once again the story took a back seat for more action, elaborate set pieces and another disposable female lead played by Nicole Kidman. This time around Batman battles Two-Face and the Riddler. Due to the character overload there is not enough time to concentrate on the relationships between the characters. BATMAN AND ROBIN In 1997, Schumacher released the grave injustice that is Batman and Robin.Talk about character overload; this includes Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and Bane. All of the villains are dumbed down to one-dimensional nitwits.Their origins are glossed over and replaced with hammy dialogue that is on par with the classic ‘60s series. In a poor casting choice, George Clooney plays Batman. Though he is a fine actor, he is much better suited for the role of Bruce Wayne than Batman. The only good aspect of the movie is seeing Michael Gough’s performance as Alfred, which he perfected in all four Batman films.

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There are several ways to break an egg. You can knock it against the edge of a pan or strike it with a knife. You can squeeze it hard enough to crack it or hurl it at a disgusting politician. Professional Easter egg painters pierce both ends of it with a needle in order to drain the stuff inside. Is one method better than the others? Not in general, of course, though if you’re planning to cook the egg, you shouldn’t open it via a high-velocity encounter with the kitchen wall. Your assignment in the coming week, Aries, is to do the metaphorical equivalent of breaking open an egg in a way that’s exactly appropriate for how you’ll use it.

TAU RU S

(April 20-May 20)

“In my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” President George W. Bush spoke those words to the press during his meditations on overhauling Social Security, but I could have easily said the same thing about my job. This week, for instance, I’m going to catapult my benevolent propaganda in three different ways. Ready for the onslaught? (1) “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken,” said Samuel Johnson. (Which is why you should break a budding bad habit now, even though you can barely feel it.) (2) To wake yourself up from the trance you’ve been in, pinch yourself with both hands as you simultaneously kick yourself in the butt. (3) “Every act of becoming conscious is an unnatural act.” -Adrienne Rich.

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Two storks have built nests on a golf course in Krogaspe, Germany. That in itself is odd, since storks usually construct their brooding areas up high, in trees or buildings. But what’s even more unusual is that the birds are attempting to hatch golf balls they’ve stockpiled in the nests. I present this vignette as a cautionary tale for you, Gemini. In the coming weeks, you’ll have to be in very close touch with your intuition so that you don’t end up in a similar position: trying to nurture and

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You need a new launching pad. Not rocket fuel—you’ve got plenty of that. Not a reliable internal guidance system or a strong hull or redundant safety features. You’ve got all those things. The only essential that’s lacking is the right place for you to blast off. So shop around in the coming days, Cancerian. Except for that key factor, you’re more than ready to get your project off the ground with a bang. Ideally, ignition and lift off will happen no later than July 14.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

Hardly anyone takes photos with film anymore. Digital cameras have become the instrument of choice for both pros and amateurs. As a result, businesses that sell film are becoming obsolete. “I refer to myself as a buggy whip salesman or a blacksmith,” said the owner of one such shop, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle. During the next 10 years, I predict that just about every one of us will face a similar prospect: Something we sell or a task that we do well will become irrelevant. This week is a perfect astrological time for you to muse about what that is likely to be for you, and then start making plans about how you’ll adjust when your skill or product is no longer needed.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Sharks have a bad reputation among many people, but to the native people of the Hawaiian island of Niihau they are na’aumakua, guardian spirits. I propose that they serve as your tutelary animal in the coming week, Virgo—protectors and guides that will inspire you to be tough-minded and fully at home as you hang out higher in the food chain than you ever have before.

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your success? Prepare yourself. Reflect on what your motivations really are and how well your integrity is holding up.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In my astrological opinion, you need to take a long, relaxing excursion down a sun-drenched stream of consciousness. So please consider interrupting your slog through the shady swamps. Stop poking around in the mud and slime for the treasure you imagine is there. Leave your props and accessories behind, head out into the open, and scout around for the best natural flow you can find. It’s high time for you to float and muse as you gaze into the vault of the great unknown.

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(Nov. 22-Dec.21)

Russian Orthodox Christians believe it’s sacrilegious to depict saints dancing, which is why they protested a recent ballet show that portrayed some of their holiest icons. Meanwhile, white Southern Baptists in the U.S. have traditionally discouraged dancing with such ferocity that they spawned the famous joke: “Why can’t Baptists have sex standing up? Because God will think they’re dancing.” These two religious groups are the embodiment of what you should not do in the coming week, Sagittarius. It’s a perfect moment for you to express your spiritual impulses through all manner of bodily movement: leaping, shaking, skipping, dancing, and boinking.

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(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Mirrors will be your best teachers this week. The revelations they bring may sometimes make you uncomfortable, but for the most part they will energize you. By week’s end, you’ll have every reason to celebrate because of their lessons. Keep in mind that the mirror of the moment won’t always be a shiny

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I’ve known more than a few people who have slept with things they consider power objects: a teenager who liked to cuddle with the trophy he won for bowling a perfect game, for example, and a macho dude who was never without his stuffed turtle from childhood, and a woman who worshiped a special rock she had been sitting next to when she had the revelation that changed her life. I mention these precedents, Pisces, in the hope that it will help you feel utterly uninhibited about going to bed with a certain good luck charm or mojo-drenched fetish. I assure you there will be some magic in doing so.

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When he sees students get frustrated or find trouble moving their muscles in the way that an asana requires, he reminds the group that one of his favorite things about these exercises is that yoga is not a sport.There is no competition. WHY YOGA? To some, yoga might seem like a less strenuous way to attain physical fitness. Health benefits definitely arise from practicing yoga, but Dhruva cautions that people should not practice yoga only to lose weight. He said he sees athletes interested in strengthening and improving their performance or people who want to lose a few pounds trying his classes at Illini Union.They only stay for a few lessons before realizing yoga is not the easy answer to these issues, but more of a way of life. “It’s really an all-around appreciation,” Dhruva says. “It develops a person spiritually, mentally and physically.” THE LANGUAGE

Understanding how Ananda Marga and yoga exercises, or asanas, work is most often a matter of looking at the meaning of the words.The regular usage of Sanskrit words and names makes what is commonly considered a dead language come alive for members of the Ananda Liina community. It not only adds color to everyday speech, but also reinforces the long history of yoga and studying how being in touch with the movements of one’s body can lead to better health. “The sounds have something very ancient and true about them,” Dhruva says. Dhruva’s Wednesday evening lessons always include singing the mantra “baba nam kevalam,” which has many different translations including “only the name of

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the nearest and dearest” and “love is all there is.” Those three words are also a concentration of group meditations. Other mantras in Sanskrit are reserved for individual meditation. The yoga house where group meditations and lessons occur also has meaning as it is called the “jagrti,” which translates to “collective space.” The movement itself is reinforced by Sanskrit.Ananda means “bliss” and Marga means “path.”Thus, the movement aims to guide a person on a “blissful path,” and that person may guide others on a path by demonstrating it in his or her daily life—the spiritual “oneness,” as Dada refers to it, becomes a model and inspiration for others. “That’s a wonderful service,” Dada says. “When you are at peace with yourself, that helps others to be at peace with themselves.” The pursuits of self-realization, being a model for the self-realization of others and performing service for the community characterize the Ananda Marga movement.The UIUC Yoga and Meditation Club was able to raise money early in 2005 for the Tsunami Relief Fund to aid victims of the tsunami that devastated South Asia. Dhruva and Dada are also planning a summer retreat this July 3 through July 9 that will bring at least 65 people from around the country to the community for seminars, sports, spiritual programs, collective meals and larger group meditations. After group meditation one Thursday evening, Dada smiles and describes a lasting happiness that everyone, yoga student or not, seeks out.This continuing state of well-being and happiness can be maintained when one gets in touch with his or her core permanent state of happiness and state of inner peace. Success, it would seem, is also in sharing this inner peace and happiness.Ananda Liina community members not only hold success and happiness for themselves, but further harness it in the outstretched hands of what they are trying to offer everyone else. buzz

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When America invaded Iraq in 2003, the leaders of France objected. Conservative U.S. Congressman Walter Jones got so enraged by their resistance that he led a campaign to purge the word “French” from common usage. French fries would become “freedom fries,” he proposed; French toast would be “freedom toast.” Two years later, though, Jones has become an opponent of the Iraq attack. America initiated hostilities “with no justification,” he told a North Carolina newspaper; he regrets having launched the name-change crusade. I nominate Walter Jones to be your role model in the coming week, Aquarius. It’s high time to disavow one of your old positions, reverse a discredited opinion, or officially change your mind about an issue you got wrong.

Dave Chappelle’s show on TV’s Comedy Central has been enormously popular. The DVDs of both his first and second seasons have been bestsellers. And yet on the eve of season three’s debut, Chappelle mysteriously absconded, temporarily leaving the future of his gig in doubt. A reporter from Time magazine hunted him down in South Africa, where he confessed he’d fled for a spiritual retreat. He said he needed to get away from the complications of his success so he could take a personal inventory and make sure his intentions were still pure. I bring this up, Libra, because I expect that you, too, will be moving up in the world. Are you ready to deal with the complications of

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Rosewod Guitars has served the Champaign-Urbana/Central Illinois comunity since 1974. We have sold tens of thousands of guitars and have repaired countless others. In addition, we have taught thousands of music lovers to play instruments. Indeed it has been an amazing and colorful ride but as they as; all good things must come to an end. Rosewood will leave its’ present location (4th & Green) at the end of July, 2005. At this time our relocation plans are incomplete. So until then we will be offering an incredible “once in a store history” pricing on our entire inventory. We have lots of great guitars that need good homes so if you’ve been thinking about getting a guitar, don’t miss this opportunity. The “Thanks for the Memories” sale begins Tuesday, June 21st.

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ive miles away from the University campus on 30 acres of what many would consider just farmland, a group of people are finding success. Not the sort of material success advertised in get-rich-quick schemes on TV infomercials, but the kind found through a life-lasting spiritual journey. Ananda Liina, located at 2308 N. High Cross Road in Urbana, is an intentional spiritual community. Members follow the teachings of the late Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, who began the international sociospiritual movement Ananda Marga. The community’s spiritual guide Dada Madhuvidyananda does not provide a tangible idea of success that most people initially seek, but a feeling or state of being. In his book Seven Secrets of Success he defines this concept as “being constantly at peace with yourself and benevolent toward others.” Reaching students and community members through Patricia Flores, Kenneth Reyes, Margo Mejia, Ryan Neris and Najah C. practice an asana with their teacher Dhruvajyoti. the student organization UIUC Yoga and Meditation

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Club, Dustin Kelly has been introducing this concept of success by teaching meditation and exercise at the Union during the past school year.This summer, he is inviting the public to learn about yoga in a more natural setting at his home, Ananda Liina. Kelly, who often goes by his Sanskrit name Dhruvajyoti or Dhruva for short, has been offering a beginners’ yoga class Wednesday evenings at 5:30 for the past two weeks and will continue to do so throughout the summer. He also encourages those who are interested to join a meditation for beginners at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. The meditation is free of charge and the class is free with an optional donation. Dhruva says Ananda Liina does not charge for these things because they believe yoga is like a birthright. THE LAND Although Bill Bagby, whose Sanskrit name is Mohan, and his family are the official owners of the land that comprises Ananda Liina, passersby driving along High Cross Road might see a small village rather than one small family’s home. Standing atop the hill on the north side of what Dhruva calls this “model of cooperative living,” one can get a panoramic view from east to west of the many components that bind this community. To the east is a two-story building called The Octagon, aptly named for its shape. Dhruva says this is the most recent addition to the property, a house where those interested in this community’s lifestyle can rent a room to try living with the community. Next door is the onestory house where Mohan and his family live. A gravel road leads from these two buildings west to a pond full of goldfish and bullfrogs, whose bellowing bass noises can be heard in the early evening. Across the pond is the jagrti, the yoga house where group meditations and yoga exercises take place. Dhruva and Dada Madhuvidyananda, who is often referred to as just Dada, live there. Further westward from the jagrti is Tiny Greens, a hydroponic sprouts factory Bill Bagby (Sanskrit name Mohan), who is the owner of the land, runs. “It’s like a reservoir—a place of peace in the crazy, modern world,” Dhruva smiles gazing at the land from on top of the hill. Being in this secluded community might make one think that he or she could just lose track of time completely, or even the day of the week. Dhruva says the community uses time greatly to live in a collective way, though.The community sets times for meals and other meditations and lessons. “That’s how you stick to it, you do things regularly,” he says. Dada agrees, venturing that making healthy practices second nature also makes yoga work—”If you do an action regularly, repeatedly, you form a habit.”That habit becomes a part of one’s personality, he continues, and then personality determines one’s destiny. THE LESSON Gathered in a circle on the floor of the jagrti, students perform asanas (yoga exercises), sing and meditate. A framed photo of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti stands atop a table adorned with yellow and white cloth. Framed messages adorn the walls near the ceilings, including “I have innate love for the Supreme,” “I am overcoming all internal and external obstacles,” “O Lord, please take me onto Your lap” and “I am the embodiment of sincerity.” The beginners’ lesson Dhruva teaches includes three basic asanas which he expands on with more advanced asanas as the lessons progress throughout the summer, telling students how each asana is benefiting muscles and energy centers, or cakras, throughout the body.

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Renting Aug 2005. Classic older building with Unfurnished 1 bedrooms, Furnished 2 bedrooms and efficiency across from Jimmy John’s on Lincoln Ave. Near Krannert, Law School, Music, etc. Features hardwood floors in upper units, laundry on site, High Speed Internet connection avail. Parking $45/mo. Shown 7 days a week. 1 BR+ Sun room from $525/mo (UF) 1 BR+ Den from $525/mo (UF) 2 BR from $450(F) Efficiency from $370/mo (F) BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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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

105 E. John

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

1107 S. EUCLID, C

Aug 2005 rental. Near Armory, IMPE and Snack Bar. 1 bedroom apts. Window A/C, Gas Heat, laundry. Parking $35/mo. Rents start at $395/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

111 E. Healey, Champaign Available now and Fall 2005. Extra large 1 bd and efficiencies. Prices ranging from $375-485. Off-street parking, security building, & 5 floor plans to choose from. Make your appointment today! JTS Properties 328-4284

2 Bedroom Large Townhouses. Most Utilities Paid at 707 W. California. $595. Phone 493-6483, 9845668.

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

212 E. John

1 bedroom apartment, furnished and A/C for Fall. Includes water, free parking, no pets. $460/mo.352-1301 or 352-5207.

502 W. Green, Urbana. 4 bedroom, 2 bath condo, Aug 05. A/C, W/D, fireplace, dishwasher. $1140. 815623-8710.

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$350.00 per month per person. 1st floor of building at 54 E. John. Secured entrance, hardwood floors. www.hunsingerapts.com, 337-1565 3, 4, 4+ BR Available for Fall 2005 -Prime locations -Built-in washer/dryers -Jet spas -14’ Cathedral ceilings

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59 John E., Champaign- Everything is new in this bright new building. 4 bedrooms with spa tubs and cathedral ceilings. W/D in each unit. Lofted bedroom with private bath. $995. Call Allison Today! www.ramshaw.com (217)359-6400

506 E. Stoughton, C

509 E. Clark 1 block from Beckman. Large Efficiencies. Security doors. Parking. Internet ready. Furnished. NEW RENOVATIONS! 377-5971. www.509eclark.com

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

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307 & 310 E. White 307 & 309 Clark

Fall 2005. Large studio, double closet, well furnished. Secured building. $320/month. Available June 1 and August ‘05. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 or (217)841-3028

311 E. WHITE, C

Avail Aug 2005. Large furnished efficiencies close to Beckman Center. Rent starts at $325/mo. Parking avail at $30/mo. Window A/C, carpet, High Speed Internet connection avail. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 3rd and Clark August ‘05 beautiful, furnished 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apts. Ted 766-5108. 408 E. Clark, C. For August. 1 BR near Beckman. Includes parking, trash. $500/mo. Campo Rental Agency. 344-1927

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Now & Fall 2005 2 and 3 bedrooms. Furnished with internet. Parking and laundry available. On-site resident manager. Call Kenny, 493-0429. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

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

304 & 306 E. Clark, C Castle Apartments

Aug. 2005. Large 1 bedrooms. Security entry, balconies, patios, furnished. Laundry, off-street parking, ethernet available. Office at 309 S. First, Ch. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

509 W. MAIN, U.

Quiet Urbana location very close to campus avail for Aug 2005. 1 BR apts. Rents start at $405/mo. Carpet, laundry facilities, window A/C, storage, parking avail at $25/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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307- 309 Healey Court. Fall 2005. Behind Gully’s. 2 bedrooms. Ethernet available. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

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• Near engineering & computer science campus (Urbana side) Serving Campustown Since 1969 • DSL Available • Parking Available 1Br 111 S. Lincoln, U $695 • Furnished w/study 670 sq. ft • Microwaves • Dishwashers 2Br 111 S. Lincoln, U $765 (in 2-3-4 br apts) 670 sq. ft • Central A/C 3Br 1010 W. Springfield, U $990 • 24 Hr. Maintenance 880 sq. ft • Laundry • No Pets !!! CHECK OUT OUR RECORD WITh THE TENANT UNION !!! • Garbage Included For Info: (217) 344-3008 • Mo. Preventive 911 W. Springfield, Urbana www.BaileyApartments.com

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The spoils of victory Being a ‘good winner’ just isn’t as fun... MICHAEL COULTER • CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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few years ago, I went to Peoria for a bachelor party, and the first portion of the evening was devoted to gambling. Sadly, my biggest gamble of the evening came well after the riverboat when I asked a sort of skanky stripper to sleep with me, but that’s another story. There were about eight guys and the groom’s father. In the cab on the way back to town, every guy had won a bit of money, $50 here, $100 there.We were stunned and convinced we were all exceptional gamblers.The groom’s dad finally ponied up. He’d lost more on his own than everyone else had won ... combined. It’s gambling, after all; somebody has to lose. Still, I gotta say, I didn’t feel all that sorry for the guy’s dad. He seemed like he had plenty of money, so what the hell. I mean, honestly, it’s mostly about me and I’d won $120. Maybe it was a Republican moment, but I found it so hard to feel pity for someone else when I was doing so well. I didn’t have that feeling last Friday night, however. I had gambled and once again came out on top, but the feeling wasn’t the same.

I was victorious, but this time, it was difficult to enjoy my success as I sat across from the person who wasn’t so much the victor of my last bet. It was Danelle Jameson, all-around swell girl, owner of Circles and baseball enthusiast. She had lost a bet made the previous weekend and now she was paying for her misplaced enthusiasm. Still, even as dejected as she was, I have to say I’ve never found her quite so fetching, sitting at Esquire wearing a St. Louis Cardinals hat and jersey. See, Danelle is a New York Yankees fan. I know, I know, but I still like her. She follows the team, goes to games, wears Yankees accessories, so I can’t argue that she isn’t a fan of the team, which leaves me only to wonder why she is a fan of the team. The Yankees, most World Series championships ever, most hall-of-famers, biggest payroll of any baseball team ever, how the hell could she like them? It’s like reading the Bible and rooting for Goliath to crush the piss out of David. It’s like watching Seabiscuit and hoping he pulls up lame on the final turn. It’s like being thrilled shitless every time Lucy pulls the football away and Charlie Brown lands on his back. The Yankees are usually a great baseball team, but I can’t understand for the life of me why anyone would ever root for them. Still, the Yankees have a lot of pride.

Unfortunately for Miss Jameson, she was forced to swallow all that pride and then some and sport a little Cardinals outfit. The bet was simple. The Cardinals and Yankees played a three-game series two weeks ago. If the Yankees won, I would be forced to dress in Yankees regalia for an entire night of drinking. If the Cardinals won ... well, I think you know the rest of that story. I loaned her my old Ted Simmons jersey for the night.Actually, she can probably just keep it as it tends to cut off the circulation to my torso every time I try to pull the tight-assed thing over my body. Her boyfriend, Bill (also a Cardinals fan), let her borrow a hat.This particular hat had some sort of battery in it which made the STL logo flash brilliantly throughout the night. I didn’t make her wear pants and baseball cleats or anything and I must say that is something I’m still regretting, but otherwise, she lived up to her part of the bargain. It wasn’t so bad for her.We got all tanked up and watched those same Yankees put a hurting on the Cubs. Danelle was even such a good sport she bought a few rounds of shots for us. If I would have been in a Yankees jersey, I would have had about 12 shots before I even left the house that night, but she even postponed the drinking until she was out in public. So she was mocked in public because I won a bet, but I still couldn’t be completely happy about all of it. She looked sort of sad and defeated and I couldn’t help but wonder what it would feel like to be in her shoes.There but

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for the grace of god go I ... a Yankees fan. All I could do was shudder for a moment and laugh at that damned blinking STL logo. Note: They always say the only thing worse than a bad loser is a bad winner, and for some strange reason, I happen to be both.Thus, I have included a picture of Danelle and myself alongside this column. In fact, if I didn’t like the regular picture so much, I would make this the photo every week.

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Michael Coulter is a videographer, comedian and and sort of a smart-ass. But we love him anyway, and don’t know why.

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602 E. Stoughton

JUST TOTALLY REMODELEDTOP TO BOTTOM!!! NEW EVERYTHING!!! The following items- Furniture, Cabinets, Carpet, Paint, Heat, A/C, Wiring, Front Entrance, Roof, Electrical, Hallways, Laundry. Everything will be done in first class fashion and guaranteed compete for August occupancy. The BEST LOCATED EFFICIENCIES on campus- period. Here’s the best part: $375/mo. Also 1 bedrooms $525/mo. Offstreet parking available. Shown 7 days a week.

Unique 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. All furnished, laundry, internet, and parking available. Must see!! THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182 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 618 W. Green, C.

BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Furnished Apartment in quiet offcampus house. New paint and carpet. Free parking. Large 1 BR $575/mo Heat, water and gas paid. 356-2018

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705 W. Main, U Newer 2 BR $690/mo 1 block from Lincoln Laundry, free parking, A/C The Weiner Companies, Ltd.

384-8018

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705 S. 1st St. Apts. First & Green

Luxury 2, 3 & 4 BRM apts, Balconies, Central A/C, 2 Baths CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

367-2009

705 W. STOUGHTON, U

Aug 2005. 3 bedroom apts near Lincoln Ave and Engineering Campus. Fenced-in yard. Balconies/Patios. Microwaves, Carpet, Central A/C, Disposal, Dishwasher, Parking $25/mo. Rents start at $615/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

802 W GREEN, U

Aug 2005. One block from Lincoln Avenue. Large units with Central A/C, Carpet, Patios/Balconies, Ethernet connection avail, & laundry. Off-street parking at $45/mo. 2 bedrooms from $600/mo. Showing 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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

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.

48 E. John, C. 105 S. Wright, C. 107 E. Springfield (new gym), C. 503 E. Stoughton, C. 903, 909 S. Locust, C. 510 E. Michigan, U. 804 W. Illinois, U. 905 W. Oregon, U. 1010 W. Stoughton (new), U. 1102 E. Colorado, U. 1806 Cottage Grove (new), U. 2008 Vawter, U. 51 E. Green, C. 404 Clark 608 White 1009 Stoughton 506 W. Elm 907 Oregon

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907 W. STOUGHTON, U

Aug 2005 Rental. Central A/C, Carpet, Microwaves, Large rooms, laundry facilities, Ethernet connection. 2 bedroom from $625/mo. Parking at $30/mo. Shown 7 days a week.

ARBOR APARTMENTS, C.

Avail Aug 2005. Located at Third and Gregory across from the Snack Bar. A block from IMPE. Large one bedroom apts. Gas Heat, Carpet, Window A/C, Assigned Parking available. High speed internet connection available. Laundry facilities available. Rents start at $410/mo. Apts shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1206 S. Randolph, Suite B Ch. (217) 351.1803

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1009 W. Main, U

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Furnished one bedrooms and efficiencies from $325, $365, and $395 near John and Second or Healey and Third. 356-1407.

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1004 Nevada, Urbana- Four bedroom apartment in a large home that has been split into generously sized apartments. Close to quad, music building, Krannert Center and much more! $1,395. 1106 W. Main, Urbana- Large four bedroom apartment just blocks from the engineering campus. Free parking and a washer/dryer in the unit makes this apartment a must see! $1,025.

403 E. White - $540/mo. 302 S. Fourth - $540/mo. 405 E. White - $400/mo.

All Units: Carpet, A/C, Appliances Cable & Internet Ready Parking Available On-Site Laundry

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Only ONE left for Fall! Well-maintained 2- bedroom furnished apartments near Beckman and Engineering. Dishwasher, AC, ethernet and off-street parking available. $595/mo. 493-8487.

Great Campus Location 1 bedroom $360/mo. Laundry facility, free parking, shared utilities, available August 1. Call 643-2373.

FALL 2005 Smith Apartments 384-1925 604 W. Stoughton, U 2 bedroom, 2 bath $850

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507 W Church,C. 1 bedroom apartments $415-455 Near West Side Park. water included

1009 W. Clark, U 2 bedroom $620-640

1010 W. Clark, U 2 bedroom $ 720

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CAMPUS 2 BEDROOM Spacious furnished apartments. 702-704 W Elm *Excellent Campus Location near Lincoln & Green *Ethernet *Parking *Laundry *Balcony *Kitchen/Bar Combination From $660 Roland Realty 351-8900

All have parking available, laundry on sight, A/C, internetavailable. Furnish/ Unfurnished. Most have dishwasher, disposals, microwaves, balconies

1004 S. Locust, C Spacious 1 bedroom, $600

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605 S. Fourth, Champaign- Large studio apartments in the heart of campus. Located just north of Green Street, some of these apartments have been recently remodeled with ceramic tile and new cabinets. A must see! $445-$485.

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308 W. Green, Urbana- Spacious two story two bedroom apartment with many amenities including dishwasher, central air and much more! $715.

1012 W. Clark, U 2 bedroom $640

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306- 308- 309 White August 2005. 1 & 3 Bedroom furnished apts. Balconies, patios, laundry, dishwashers, off-street parking, ethernet available. 352-3182 or 8411996 anytime, 309 S. First. The University Group www.ugroup96.com

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2 BR DUPLEX IN URBANA

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

ONLY 1 MORE LEFT!!! Brand New Coler-Crossing Luxury Apartments. 2 bdr./ 2 bath + Loft. New Stainless Steel Appliances. W/D, Balconies, Hrdwd floors. NEGOTIABLE One bedroom with A/C, $400/ month, includes utilities, parking available. (847)-843-3941 New Building “Lofts on John” One bedroom, unfurnished, W/D, dishwasher, opening August 05 $650/mo. Near John and 2nd. Call 356-1407

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 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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205 EAST HEALEY, C

Renting Aug 2005. Very large 1 bedroom apts. Carpet, Window A/C, High Speed Internet connection avail. Parking avail at $30/mo. Shown Daily 7 days a week. Rents start at $435/mo. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 205 W. William, C. 2 BR for August. Washer/dryer in your apartment, A/C, fireplace, covered parking included. $640. 6216347. 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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Convenient 1 bedrooms near downtown Champaign now available. From $390.

Apartment for rent, Champaign. Big, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Beaitol huge eat-in kitchen, dishwasher, laundry in building. Free parking. Only $615/mo. 766-1213.

403 W. White, C. 605 W. University 711 S. Randolph, C. 511 W. University, C. 515 W. Washington, C. 811 W. Hill, C. 205 S. Lynn, C.

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1009 S. Busey, U.

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FIRST SNIFF Certainly, we all have our influences. We all have heroes.When I was a child, it was easy. Heroes came in all forms and encompassed many of my developing interests. Mark Grace of the Chicago Cubs, Phil Collins of Genesis, Raphael of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and later, Glenn Robinson of Purdue, Jon Bonham of Led Zeppelin and Karl Marx of the Manifesto. These were my heroes in my youth, to name a few. My parents were, of course, at the top of my list, alongside my brother and sister, but their influences were hidden to me at that age. Plus, my brother couldn’t wield a Sai the way Raphael could.At least, not to my knowledge. As an adult now (in some ways), I have found it more and more difficult to pinpoint the people who turn me on so much that I could affirm them as heroes of mine. There are a few, I suppose. Jesus Christ, for one, if only because he was the original radical and would have stood up to Dick Cheney, proverbially bitch-slapped him and made him weep. Sandy Koufax, if only because he was an incredible pitcher and made Jews believe that being a sports star was not out of the realm of possibility. And my girlfriend, Justine, for many reasons, but mainly because she tells me when I am wrong and puts up with my histrionics.That, in itself, is a Herculean task and more than worthy of superhero status. But I have developed a new love affair in my mid-20s. I do love being a columnist for this small paper. As a result of coming to terms with my job, I have been reading newspaper columnists a lot more and of all of the great ones out there, including Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald and Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune, I have found that reading Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times is the most gratifying part of my week in terms of feeding my noodle upstairs. He is all that is great about opinion writing: funny, witty, real, Jewish, politically rational, offensive yet pragmatic, self-deprecating yet confident. He is all that I aspire to be as a columnist. THE MAN ACTUALLY LISTENS! Not only that. He writes me back. I have e-mailed him a couple of times now, just to say that I liked a particular column or to say that I had a similar experience, and each time, within minutes sometimes, he responds with something nice to say, or even something important. So, on a whim, I asked him if he’d give me some background on himself—more specifically, how he got to where he was going and how it feels to be where he is at. Instead of a drawn out e-mail

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As many of you noticed (actually, I wouldn’t go so far as to say “many,” but my parents definitely noticed) my column was missing from last week’s issue. I had no problem with it, seeing as there was absolutely no space to run it, and I figured my column was the easiest thing to cut because, well, not all that many people read it. Needless to say, I took one for the team.That being said, I’m gonna go right ahead and jump into my column now. As you regular readers know, I work at a day camp in Champaign this summer. And I feel like I work way too much. Between the camp

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