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IN THIS ISSUE PEORIA BLOOMING

THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM I SEE YOU!

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Jo and Ross tackle the subject of stalkers

NEWER AND SWEETER

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Sweet Indulgence intruduces some new sweet treats

BAND OF GYPSIES 8 ON THE217.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Ever wondered how true to life those annoying Geico cavemen are? A preview of Ug, The Caveman Musical, online Saturday.

COMMUNITY Does a four-legged friend have your heart? Check out buzz’s new pet column up on Friday!

MUSIC Packing Madonna, Olivia Newton John and Journey, successful musical comedy Glee not only creates highly entertaining recreations of pop music. It could also be changing mainstream music culture as we know it. Check out why this Thursday on the217.com. FOOD & DRINK

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MOVIES & TV Tom Cruise’s road back to superstardom returns with Knight & Day, which will have a review up on Saturday.

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EDITOR’S NOTE BRAD THORP

What a difference a schedule makes! For the first part of the summer I was fortunate enough to not have to take any classes, and was able to enjoy my time off. It was nice, I suppose, not having any real commitments. I got to sleep in, take it easy most of the day, and go into work. I think, though, that the relaxed nature kept me from doing anything really productive. This week is the second week of summer school class, and it has changed everything. Even just having that one class, a scheduled time in the morning when I have to be up and somewhere, has had a great effect. I am again pulling out the trusty planner and keeping my calendar up to date so that I am sure to get in what I want to do. No more sleeping in for me! The first week was rough, getting back into the habit of everything, but I really think this is going to work out for the best. I’ll get some credit for school, be awake for more that 12 hours a day, maybe read a book or two and all around be a real person. It was nice to be free for a little while there, but I think when it boils down, I really am a schedule-orientated person. I’m not so crazy about having homework again, but it is pretty nice to go to bed with a list of things that I accomplished that day. I have found that I have more energy, am more creative, enjoy life more and have more fun. How could I complain! Alright, I’ve held back long enough. Congratulations Team USA! I couldn’t rationalize writing three columns in a row about the World Cup, but I couldn’t exactly remain silent. Team USA successfully won their group and are off and running! I was scared there for a second, but they pulled through and we are now on to the next round of play. I have to say, I am very proud that we came out on top of our group. We weren’t able to really make a statement with the game versus England, but by winning the group I think we are starting to make a name for ourselves in the soccer world. Hopefully this will lead to a little more respect, but I guess that all depends on what Team USA does with the rest of the tournament. Hopefully we can prove that this wasn’t a fluke, and that the USA can play!


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What was your favorite or worst summer job you have had? Maria Escalona

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For lovers of organic and locally grown produce, suppliers can be few and far between. Wendy Langacker, manager and director of Champaign’s Historic First Street Farmer’s Market, is doing her part to change that. In its second year, the market serves as a gathering of vendors and customers that meets just north of First and University streets from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 9. “One of the reasons the market was opened was to improve access to fresh and healthy food to people of all income levels,” said Langacker. “That was one of the main goals.” Uniting buyers and sellers is only part of Langacker’s effort to get healthy organic fruits and vegetables into citizens’ hands. “We have a machine that accepts the [Illinois] Link card,” said Langacker. “This year [with grant funding] we are actually doubling the value of people’s Link purchases, so if they spend $6, we’ll say, ‘Would you like to increase the amount of food that you’re buying, because you can actually get $12 worth of food.’” If fruits and vegetables don’t quite hit the spot, however, never fear: a wide variety of vendors come out for the market, such as Toohill Seed & Beef Service, which specializes in delivering beef and pork products to local markets. Currently 18 vendors attend the market by Langacker’s count, but she added that the market’s space allows for 25 more, and consumer demand will help attract new and exciting products to Champaign. That effort is part of the market’s secondary goal to revitalize Champaign’s downtown district. “In the past 20 to 25 years, this area’s become run-down, and not really thought of as a safe place,” Langacker said. “With the market here, it gives people the chance to see that this area’s not unsafe. Now, it’s actually a destination.” Cover Design  Jill Rahn Editor-in-Chief  Brad Thorp Managing Editor & Copy Chief  Claire Keating Art Director  Annaka Olsen Photography & Image Editor  Annie Goold Photographers Jess Easter, James Kyung, Sarah Ludmer Designers  Jill Rahn, Will Wyss Music Editor  Emily Carlson Food & DrinkEditor Jeanine Russell Arts & Entertainment Editor  Matt Carey Community Editor  Lauren Hise CU Calendar  Elisia Phau Sales Manager  Carolyn Gilber Marketing/Distribution  Brandi Willis Publisher  Mary Cory On the Web  www.the217.com Email  buzz@readbuzz.com Write  512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL  217.337.3801

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“I worked in an architect firm one summer. It was a small office but we had a coffee machine and I got a bonus!” Amanda Benitez

“My summer camp job as my worst and best. The kids were really interesting and all, but I hated looking after them.” Julie Sikovski

“My best job was being a camp counselor in the Chicago suburbs. They gave me a station wagon to pick up the kids!” Ana Sullivan

“Hands down McDonald’s, it was the absolute worst! Not only do they reuse the grease, I almost fell in it.”

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» Raindrops on roses: Actually, I just like rain. I always feel so cozy wrapped up in a blanket in my apartment as the sky falls outside. Plus, the earth just smells good when it’s over. » Newborn puppies: While I was home over the weekend, I got to see my aunt’s new litter of puppies. SO ADORABLE! If I could have taken one or all of them home, I would have. » A man who can cook: I don’t think I really need to explain this one?

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In less than 90 days, the 2010-11 season will be underway. Get ready for Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ben Heppner, Cirque Éloize, the Pacifica Quartet, Somi, Drumline LIVE, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Suzanne Vega, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro de Cuba, and much, much more. Tickets go on sale July 10 at 10am! This week aT krannerT cenTer Th Jun 24

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» Noisy gum-chewers: Is there a more annoying habit?! I don’t think there’s anything worse than being trapped in a car, airplane or classroom with someone macking on their gum. It’s actually reached the point where earplugs are necessary in exams. » Inconsiderate roommates: Why do you insist on leaving your belongings all over our apartment? You have a bedroom for a reason — so use it! There are so many leftover glasses in our living room that it looks like the house in Signs. I guess we’ll be prepared in case aliens decide to attack, but in the meantime, I am not your mother! Clean up your stuff! » Boyfriends who live far away: I did not sign on for this. Long distance is making everything 100 times harder. What’s worse, I hate talking on the phone. The school year cannot come soon enough!

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last, but not least Local barbecue vendors share their experiences and expectations by Jeanine Russell

It doesn’t get much more diverse than barbecue, from the spelling of the word (barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-que), to the types of sauce and cooking methods; barbecue is one of the most varied and celebrated types of foods in America. The Blues, Brews and BBQ festival held in downtown Urbana this weekend is no exception. Barbecue vendors from all over the state will

be represented, cooking up their favorite variation of barbecue. The Blues, Brews and BBQ festival started as a way to commemorate the city of Urbana’s birthday every year, and has grown into a celebration of all things blues, beer and, of course, many varieties of barbecue. While thinking of the city of Urbana’s past 177 years, enjoy some local barbecue creations.

For Jeff Grant, event manger at Fluid Events, barbecue is indicative of summer as a whole. “When I think of what goes well with blues and summertime, cool, relaxing music, barbecue just fits,” Grant said. In addition to Lil’ Porgy’s, Po’ Boys, Holy Smoke Barbecue and Hickory River Smokehouse, there will be several other barbecue teams from the Central Illinois area, as well as some traveling teams representing some of the area’s best.

“There’s a lot of barbecue out there. It would be boastful to say ours is the best, but I’m in the pack with the best.” Mike Potts of Holy Smoke Barbecue Illustration by Kate Lamy

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Po’ boys Lil’ Porgy’s Holy smoke Mike Potts of Holy Smoke Barbecue, a local catering business, will be entering his second year at the festival. He will be serving up his unique barbecue nachos, which are a compilation of nacho chips, barbecue pork or chicken, and more barbecue sauce on top. Potts will also have brats and “big, fat hot dogs.” “We went three years ago and saw some barbecue there, and thought that would be fun and went. It was a blast, and we decided we would go every year,” Potts said. Barbecuing has been a part of Potts’ life since he was a child, both cooking for his friends and remembering his father’s barbecue.

Champaign’s Lil’ Porgy’s has been participating in Urbana’ birthday festivities for three years, and the restaurant has been serving up pork sandwiches and lemon shake-ups for over 30 years, both of which they will be offering during the festival. Lil’ Porgy’s managing partner Dennis Reed has many reasons the ongoing participation in the weekend: “First, I’m a big fan of the blues. It’s fun to get out and meet people. You find people from all walks of life out there,” Reed said.

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For Bryan Ennis of Hickory River Smokehouse, weather is their main concern. After this year’s rainy Taste of Champaign, the fear of storms has many barbecue vendors worrying. “I’m just hoping for good weather and a good turn out,” Ennis said. Hickory River is used to the festival and catering circuit, so preparing their chopped beef brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs and side items is not a concern. “Business as usual except that we cook a lot more product,” said Ennis. No matter the reason for attending the festival or ways of preparing their food, all of the various vendors serving at the Blues, Brews and BBQ festival agree on their love for it. “I’m not arrogant about our being the best. I’m not picky about eating barbecue, but our patience and care is what helps us make good barbecue.” Ennis said.

There will be many varieties of barbecue to be enjoyed while listening to some blues bands and trying a new beer at Urbana’s Blews, Brews and BBQ festival.

blues, brews and Bbq fest downtown urbana when: Friday, June 25, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Saturday, June 26, noon - 2 a.m. cost: Free attractions: 24 beers on tap, numerous barbecue vendors, arts & crafts booths, kids games, live music

The large crowds and atmosphere are what keep Lil’ Porgy’s coming back, but is also what inspired Jean Rasner from Po’ Boys in Urbana to serve their beef and pork barbecue sandwiches, polish sausages, and fries at this year’s Blues, Brews and BBQ festival. “I went last year, and it was so neat to go. There was such a big crowd,” Rasner said. Po’ Boys will be the new guys on the block. Not only is this their first year at the festival, but they have only been open since May of last year. Despite their freshman status, Po’ Boys is approaching this year’s Blues, Brews and BBQ festival like professionals. They will be cooking food on location, bringing three fryers and a smoker on a large trailer where they will slice meat and prepare food right before festival-goers’ eyes.


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More Brews, same blues

Salt & light fights hunger

This year’s Blues, Brews and BBQ festival expands its beer tent

Local organization hosts canless food drive to bring food to locals in need

by Elizabeth Carroll As if the blues and barbecue weren’t enough to entice you to come to the festival in downtown Urbana this weekend, the selection of beers and more will surely do the job. This year the Blues, Brews and BBQ festival will have something for every drinker, including those who aren’t into beer. With the addition of a tent that will serve margaritas, Long Island iced tea and “blue raz” lemonades, there will be many more options outside of the classic brews. Even for the traditional beer drinkers, there is much to be excited about. There will be around 24 different types on tap inside Lincoln Square, as well as a wide variety of bottled beer from around the country available in the beer garden. Jeff Grant, the event manager at Fluid Events, feels that the beer garden is a better setup than the previous year’s beer trailers. There will be more room for different types. “Visitors will be able to fill their mugs and walk outside to watch the show and enjoy the food,” said Grant. Inside Lincoln Square someone will be on hand to answer questions and make recommendations about what beer works best with the different foods. With such a selection of food, drink and activities, everyone is sure to find something for their taste. “By adding beer to the festival, it opens the event up to an entirely different group of individuals ... some come for the beer, some for the barbecue, some for the kids activities — and others just come for the music,” Grant said.

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learn from the masters Check out the cooking demonstrations at Blues, Brews and BBQ by Tara Roys and Brittany Staszak tivity — quite literally. In an idea cooked up by Fluid Events,the Blues, Brews and BBQ festival invited several local chefs to do cooking demonstrations from on Friday, June 25, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 26, from noon - 5 p.m., creating delicious and nutritious attraction for hungry festival-goers. As the latest and greatest addition to the festival, the cooking demos will give chefs a chance to share their skills, insider tips and spicing secrets for anyone fascinated by how they put together their fantastic foods. “The concept is so [the chefs] can meet and greet with local people and [attendees] can ask them questions,” said Jeff Grant of Fluid Events. Chefs from restaurants and diners from all over

CU will give demos as short as fifteen minutes or as long as the chef has an appreciative audience. True to its name, the Fluid Events cooking demos will be rather fluid. With 10 confirmed chefs and more on the way, the schedule is up in the air — very true to the festival’s laid back, blues and neighborhood barbecue roots. “There could literally be 25 chefs a day,” said Grant, and with a wide variety of chefs comes a wide variety of foods — not just barbecue, but everything from spring rolls to spring salad ­— it’s all up to the chef.

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Something new is brewing inside the Lincoln Square Mall food court. Between the family stage and 88 Broadway, an idea is simmering just below the surface, transforming blank, unused space into a seething cauldron of ac-

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With the current economy, more and more people are out of work and unable to provide for their families. Currently, Champaign County’s poverty rate is over 20 percent, and the local organization Salt & Light is committed to helping those who need it most. Funded through charitable donations and powered by volunteers, Salt & Light’s main mission is to “share the love of God by helping those in need.” Since the founder of Salt & Light’s TV- debut on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, their demand and popularity has increased, which correlates to a need for more supplies. To meet those needs, Salt & Light accepts donations of clothing, furniture and household items, and the organization is currently holding a canless food drive. So, how exactly does a canless food drive work? Yes, there are cans involved: donation cans. In lieu of physical food donations, Salt & Light has placed donation cans in 250 business locations across Champaign County to collect cash donations. With over 100 of those cans in Champaign, dozens across Urbana and many in the campus area, it’s easy to find a place to get rid of your spare change. But why are they asking for money? Many of us have a few packs of Ramen or cans of vegetables we wouldn’t mind parting with, but our spare cash helps the cause much more. For every $10 donated, Salt & Light can purchase $100 in groceries from Eastern Illinois Food Bank. Instead of asking you to haul your heavy food over to Salt & Light headquarters at 1512 W. Anthony Drive in Champaign, all you have to do is drop a little cash into a can while you’re on your way to your table at Buffalo Wild Wings or paying for gas at Circle K. When you see a Salt & Light canless food drive donation can, give what little you can to help in a big way. For a full list of donation can locations, visit www. saltandlightministry.org/can-less-food-drive.html.

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Messages in the music Performers follow in the footsteps of those that came before Urbana Blues, Brews and BBQ

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re you desperate for a cool drink, some hot music, gorgeous artwork and a play area for the kids during this heat? Well, you may have already heard of the place to be: the Urbana Blues, Brews and BBQ festival in downtown Urbana. Along with entertainment for adults, the festival will have a kids area with a variety of carnival games, interactive murals and inflatable games. Your little ones can also enjoy a new eighteen-hole mini golf course, as well as bounce houses! The third annual fest will be held this year on Friday, June 25, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday, June 26, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission for all ages is free. Samuel Music, Miller Beer, Eastland Suites, CU Radio Group and Central Illinois Bank are all sponsors and non-profit organizations working with Fluid Events to host this jammin’ party, which will have a variety of food and drinks available. This includes hosting a new large assortment of brews and, of course, the barbeque, which is provided by Little Porgy’s Barbeque, Holy Smoke and Black Dog Smoke and Ale House. As for the artists, they have their own booths set up along Broadway Avenue for you to peruse. Whether or not you are a blues fan, you should come because of the amazing bands that will be here. John Lee Hooker Jr., following in his father’s footsteps, will be headlining with his band, the John Lee Hooker Jr. Blues Band, on the Miller Main Stage presented by Central Illinois Bank at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The band includes singer John Lee Hooker Jr., Mike Rogers on drums, Elpher Legaspi on keyboard, George Lascon on bass and Angelo Santi on guitar. Born in Detroit, Mich., Hooker Jr. was born the son of the great John Lee Hooker, a famous southern bluesman. John Lee Hooker was a two-time Grammy Award winner, has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. However, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Hooker Jr. is a Grammy Nominee and Blues Award Winner in his own right. When asked what blues and jazz music means to Hooker Jr., he said, “It is the songs of my forefathers and the songs of slavery. It is the echoes of the Elmore James and John Lee Hooker. Their spirits carry on. It’s the people that have died and we are carrying on their spirits. That’s what is exciting about this music, remembering these people.” John Lee Hooker passed away in 2001, but his music lives on through his son and other blues artists. Hooker Jr. describes his own music as “funky,” “new” and “modern,” and said he is “looking forward to all the folks that are going to be [at the Urbana Blues Fest]” to share his music. Another artist to grace the blues festival is Cedric Burnside, who had a similar upbringing in blues.



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His band, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm will be attending and playing at the Late Night Show on Saturday at 88 Broadway in Lincoln Square around midnight. These two musicians switch off between vocals, drums and guitar in a dynamic duo, creating a unique sound. Burnside himself grew up with blues music and had great influences from both his father and his grandfather. Burnside’s grandfather is legendary R.L. Burnside, or “Big Daddy,” whose music is known throughout the blues industry. Cedric Burnside is well known for his excellent drum skills, taking after his father, famous drummer Calvin Jackson. Burnside recently played alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the critically acclaimed feature film Black Snake Moan, which was a tribute to “Big Daddy.” Although his roots are blues through and through, Burnside himself said that he plays with many different types of music. “At the root we are a stomping Delta blues band, very native to the North Mississippi hill country,” said Burnside. “We certainly explore elements of rock, funk, jazz, soul, hip-hop and even a little Americana. We like to think we celebrate the music of our predecessors and use it as a launching pad to move forward.” Burnside also has a strong connection to those who have passed on, wanting to carry on the blues tradition. “Essentially it is my life. It’s all I have ever known. I’ve been on the road since I was 13, playing this music with various bands. In my family, it’s very traditional. It’s a common bond that I shared with ‘Big Daddy,’ aka R.L. Burnside,” said Burnside. “I was fortunate enough to play with my grandfather and not only learn the music, but the life lessons this music provides. My grandfather passed the torch along to me, and I feel honored, along with a sense of responsibility to carry the tradition on.” Fluid Events has certainly gathered some amazing performers together to show off their skills for our town. The Urbana Blues Festival is looking to be like a great event for those just wanting to kick back or those wanting to join in a decades-old tradition of music and family. You can find out more about this event by going to urbanablues.com or calling Fluid Events at 217-359-6960.

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ART BLOOMS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS Peoria welcomes artists and art lovers to Rhapsody in Bloom by Rebecca Halleck

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f you are looking for a chance to see what artists from all over Central Illinois have to offer, or you’re just looking to spend a day outside CU, then it might be time to take a trip to Peoria. The eighth annual Rhapsody in Bloom Art Festival will be held Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 27, from noon to 5 p.m. at Luthy Botanical Garden located at 2218 N. Prospect Road in Peoria. Entrance to the festival is $3 for adults, which includes entrance to the conservatory, but kids 12 and under are free. With more than 50 artists at this year’s festival, the Rhapsody in Bloom Art Festival expands every year, adding new talents to their already expansive gathering. “More people come every year, its always growing,” said Anne Kizer, special events coordinator. “I want people in the area to be able to experience the garden and the music and the art. Its always fun to see.” With all types of artists in attendance, creating in all types of mediums, the festival is a chance for central Illinois artists to showcase their work,

and for visitors to see all that the art community has to offer. “We have jewelry, ceramics, wood working, photography, sculpture,” said Kizer. “You name it, we’ve probably got an artist.” Anne Pastucha, one of the many artists who have participated in the festival numerous times, works primarily with polymer clay, but doesn’t limit herself to any one type of medium. When making her creations, Pastucha tries to reuse items, often getting her materials from Goodwill, or even from family members. Some of her favorite pieces this year are made from baby food jars given to her by her niece. The ordinary jars are

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painted with polymer clay to finish them, and transformed into pieces of art. Pastucha also makes jewelry, pillows and sweaters that she embellishes with polymer clay buttons, just to name a few.

“They’re abstract and they have faces on them,” said Pastucha of the pillows she’s made this year. “They were fun to make and they’re a little different from my other work.” Despite the mature reputation that art festivals often have, Kizer said that the Rhapsody in Bloom Art Festival has activities and competitions that are kid-friendly as well. Children are even invited to submit their own artwork to the competition. While the adult pieces will be judged on originality, quality of work and professionalism, the children’s collection will be scored only on originality and quality of work. As the festival continues to grow with new talents and people in attendance, Rhapsody in Bloom is sure to be around in the years to come. With so much to look at and experience, there is no questionin that the festival can be a great place to spend a day, even if it’s just to enjoy your surroundings. “It’s in a garden, it’s a truly beautiful setting with the music and the food, it’s not just on a sidewalk,” said Pastucha. “The garden is sort of what makes it.”

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tub bass and jaw harp, playing mostly on back porches and in the street. We had no intention to make it a show, but we kept meeting different people and decided to throw different acts in there, and now we’re a national variety show.� Not only does the YDRS share an interesting history, "5:: but its members have always 4(523$!9 flocked together from a com*5.% mon interest in history. CORPNOTEKEEPTHISSAMESIZEALWAYS “A lot of us are influenced by vaudeville, cabaret and bur8 Photo used with permission from The Yard Dogs Road Show lesque, and it has always drawn THPAGE adies and gentlemen, children of all ages, us together — that interest in art and history and step right up! The marvelous and the as- music. I guess it has a lot to do with that feeling that tounding Yard Dogs Road Show is truly a show you want to live in a different time period, and also like no other. With the setup of a modern variety the appreciation for a historical aesthetic and the show, this colorful and talented group of 13 is all need to keep it alive,� Cotton says. about creating a fantastic blend of performance No two YDRS performances are exactly alike. and music. Fusing the influences of vaudeville, On one hand, there is the music, a burst of horns, cabaret, carnival, circus, burlesque, bohemian, as accordions, drums, guitars, junkyard percussion, well as rock ‘n’ roll, the YDRS captures an old-time ukulele, jaw harps, bells, whistles and sound efsound,soul and feel, crashed with a modern zap fects, with each instrument lending its own texture and accent. While the music has much of a to create the extraordinary. Although the YDRS now showcases the many circus and gypsy feel, it is not so much a reproducdifferent talents of its 13 members, this “hobo caba- tion so much as it is a modern incarnation of all ret� first began as a small marvel of three that grew those sounds in contemporary form. and grew. As one of the founding YDRS member “Most of our music is original,� Cotton said. and spokesperson Eddy Joe Cotton remarks, “We “Our songs tell their own stories, melding the started out as a three-person jug band with a wash- past and future together.�

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While the music is important to the YDRS, the performance aspect is equally important. “The whole thing is an act,� said Cotton. Such acts include sword swallowing, show girl numbers, fire eating, magic acts, song & dance, show girl numbers, full rock ‘n’ roll and so much more, and all in crazy, vibrant costume. Moreover, new acts are constantly being thrown in and improvised so every show is different. But, however varied the acts are, they are still connected and run seamlessly together. Even though the YDRS run their own traveling musical carnival, there is no ringleader, but rather a collaborative heart and mind. Although the group is split into musicians and performers, many of the musicians are performers, so the members of YDRS are always shifting around and interchanging ideas. Through their music and performances, they strive to inspire and create a community. “We want to inspire people to do what they want creatively,� Cotton said. “We also want to maintain accessibility, as in, we’re not superhuman or Russian performers who grew up in the circus. We’re folks — folks making art.� With a recently released four-song EP and a tour through the Midwest starting soon, the YDRS is keeping busy. They are currently shooting a documentary, which will detail the biographies of the band members. While this documentary will be released late next year, the YDRS will continue to journey and write their own story. Be sure to catch the sheer wonder of the Yard Dogs Road Show at the Canopy Club on Friday, June 25, at 9 p.m.

Steven Swigart

by Amy Armstrong Steven Swigart, a former member of the (mostly) disbanded band Number One Sons, now performs as a solo artist. He recently finished recording his first EP, Into A Blur, for which he wrote all the music himself. Recently, Swigart opened for Days of New as a release night for the EP.  buzz: What have you been up to? Steven Swigart: I’ve been trying to find shows to play. I’ve been e-mailing places to find shows. This is my first time out there alone and trying to do my own thing. I’ve gotten a good response — so far, so good. My music has improved a lot, and I’ve played quite a few shows this year.  buzz: What happened with Number One Sons? SS: The band didn’t have time to get together anymore, but I’m still in contact with the other members. We talk about how we plan to sometime record the songs we played live before we broke up, but people are so busy.  buzz: What’s your connection to CU?

SS: I got familiar with the scene while playing with Number One Sons. Champaign is a place where people have open minds and want to hear new stuff.  buzz: Where do you mostly play now? SS: Anywhere I can. My last show was in Chatsworth, and I’ve played in some other small towns. I live in a small town, and there’s not much room for original music — mostly cover bands. It’s important to make well recorded music and send it out to get shows in bigger towns.  buzz: What’s the attraction or best part of music? SS: I guess playing original music just means so much more than playing cover songs. There’s a certain fear in putting together your own song arrangements, and you have to overcome that fear — this is who I am and what I do. I’ve always been creative and wanting to express myself, and music is the best way for me to do that.  buzz: What’s your history with music?

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SS: I’ve been playing music since I was like, 16, but I wasn’t as serious. It’s about making the kind of music you like, and if you can get shows, great.


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have probably seen Toy Story more than any other movie in my life. If someone walked up to me on the street and quoted the movie, I would either finish the line with them or spout out the next one, in my best impression of the character’s voice. The movie came out when I was six years old, and it is one I cherish far more than a 21-yearold probably should. But, any time I pop in the DVD, I’m immediately reminded that it is one of the best animated movies ever. Even with the escalating hype Pixar has to meet with every subsequent release, Toy Story 3 is the highest my expectations have been for any work they have made. The first two Toy Story films are masterpieces, with the second being one of those rare sequels that manages to nearly equal its predecessor by building upon the characters and adding a deeper arc. I am not exactly sure how they did it, but Toy Story 3 injects more heart into a story about pieces of plastic than any movie starring humans in the last five years, leading to one of the most satisfying conclusions of a trilogy ever.

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Andy is now 17 and heading to college. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang have not been played with in years, and desperately try to get Andy to notice them with the hopes that he will remember how much fun he used to have and take them out of the bin they now call home. After becoming content with their fate, they sneak into a cardboard box, heading for a local day care so they can have a new life. Everyone except Woody, who was originally supposed to go to college with Andy, is happy with their new surroundings. Woody splits from his friends to get back to the beloved owner he refuses to abandon. Everything at the day care seems fine until Andy’s toys are placed in the room of the day care where the youngest children play, meaning they are thrown around, painted on and torn apart. When Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) learns the citizens of the day care, led by Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (Ned Beatty), did so on purpose, the toys decide to hatch a prison break and get back to the attic at Andy’s house. Pixar has made what is possibly their most emotional piece of work yet. If you cried during the

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opening montage in Up, I would bring some tissues to this movie because even I, a man who has only cried during one film in his life, felt my eyes water. The last 15 minutes has two very specific moments that will remind you why you love these characters so much, and why it is tough to see this series come to an end. The whole film has a very bittersweet feeling to it, but there is always the perfect balance between sadness for the past and doing what is best for the future. Pixar has never more effectively made a film that can be enjoyable for adults and kids alike. That’s not to say the movie is a total sobfest. In fact, Toy Story 3 brings more of that classic slapstick comedy we have loved from the series. Like Up before it, Toy Story 3 is being released in 3D. To be honest, I did not think the 3D added or detracted from the film, it just seemed like a nice little bonus feature to give the animation a bit of depth. The technology is never used for the in-your-face effects, so I am not sure how mandatory it is to see the film in 3D like it was for Avatar. I would say that if you are the type of person who gets dizzy from the glasses, it is not worth the migraine. There will be a lot of debate as to where Toy Story 3 ranks in the trilogy. As I mentioned above, I am insanely biased towards the first film, but even I can concede that this movie comes very close to topping it. The themes of growing up and moving on are so powerfully executed that I saw many audience members with tears in their eyes as they left the theater. Pixar also deserves praise for bringing legitimate suspense into a kids movie, specifically the final action scene that had me gripping my hands to my seat like I was having a leg amputated. I really could not have asked for a more fitting ending to the story of the toys from Andy’s room. It’s a movie series that I absolutely cannot wait to show my children later in life. Toy Story 3 also accomplished one more seemingly impossible task: it got me excited for next summer’s Cars 2. Even though I was not a fan of the first one, it seems that Pixar saves their best material for sequels.

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Time After Time (1979)

by Syd Slobodnik Like many time travel sci-fi films, writer/director Nicholas Meyer’s 1979 Time After Time asks audiences to suspend a lot of disbelief to accept the possibilities of characters traveling through time without affecting the outcomes of the past or future. In Time After Time, Meyer’s characters are not just any curious eccentric scientists. Meyer’s film concerns the father of modern time travel H.G. Wells, who travels in his time machine to modern day San Francisco, chasing former friend Dr. John Stevenson, who turns out to be the infamous Jack the Ripper. What makes this film even more appealing, it offers a compelling romance between Wells (Malcolm McDowell) and a contemporary bank’s foreign currency officer (Mary Steenburgen). From the film’s opening blasts of Miklos Rozsa’s melodramatic score to Wells landing in a present day museum exhibit on the famed time

traveler, Meyer’s tale is fascinating and comical in a somewhat sophomoric way. Superficial comments are offered about the conflict of good and evil and social criticism is made of modern technology and commercialism. Wells hunts down Ripper by checking foreign currency exchange offices at major San Francisco banks, and eventually receives help from a bank employee, Amy Robbins (Steenburgen), a woman desperate for a passionate relationship with a straight man. Wells tries helping the local police, but eventually must close in on stopping the Ripper’s new murder spree by himself. Along the way, Amy falls for old H.G. big time, and besides capturing the evil Jack we wonder with great suspense, what will become of the lovers. Appearing in his first American film, McDowell’s Wells is the perfect erudite Victorian gentleman,

and Steenburgen is the cutest modern woman a man out of his time would wish for. Their chemistry in this film was so potent that the actors married shortly after the film finished production.

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live music

Farmer’s Market Historic North First Street, C, 3pm

Traditional Jazz Orchestra Iron Post, U, 5pm Krannert Uncorked with Sandunga Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 5pm Sam Gingher V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr AnSun, C, 7pm TwoYou The Clark Bar, C, 7pm Tree Thump Canopy Club, U, 8pm, $5 The Atomic Age Cocktail Party Cowboy Monkey, C, 9pm, $10 Withershins with The Non Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 9pm Keith Harden Radmaker’s Rock & Roll Tavern, Tolono, 9pm

dj REMIXXX Thursdays with DJ Bob Bass Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Stitches at The Clark Bar The Clark Bar, C, 10pm DJ Roundhouse Joe’s Brewery, C, 11pm

dance music All Request Thursdays Chester Street, C, 9pm Swing Dance Illini Union, U, 9:30pm

concert Champaign Park District Summer Concerts Garden Hills Park, C, 6:30pm

karaoke DJ Bange Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 8:30pm Outlaw Karaoke Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 9pm

stage The Tempest Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 7:30pm, $18-$42 Smokey Joe’s Cafe The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 8pm, $28-$30 10

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art exhibit Artist of the Corridor Urbana City Building, U

art Annual Quilt Show C.H. Moore Homestead, Clinton, 10am, $1-$3

volunteer UC Books to Prisoners Work Session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

kids & families Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99 Camp Invention: The Innovate Program Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, C, 9am, $215 Puzzling Summer at the Westville Public Library The Westville Public Library, Westville, 9:30am Children ages 5 and up Preschool Story Time Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 10am Baby Time Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am Make Fabulous Felties Urbana Free Library, U, 11am Kids 2nd grade and up Lunch on the Lawn Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 12:15pm Whoosh! Make Your Own Wind-Powered Toys Champaign Public Library, C, 2pm ARTfusion Douglass Branch Library, C, 3pm

community IMC Shows Group Meeting: Community Booking Collective Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 7pm

mind/body/spirit Core Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

12pm, $12 Iyengar Yoga Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 4pm, $14 Asana Intensive Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Yin Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

faith Moms and Grandmas Group University Baptist Church, C, 12pm Undergrad Bible Study University Baptist Church, C, 8:30pm

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 6pm Yarn ‘n Yak Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 7pm

Grown KidZ Funk Radio Maria, C, 10pm DJs Ian Procell and Reflex Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm DJ Delayney Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 Fubar Fridays Fubar Lounge, C, 10pm DJ Tim Hayden Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm DJ Tim Williams Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Toga Party with DJ Bundy Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 10pm

dance music Ballroom and Night Club Dancing Regent Ballroom, Savoy, 8pm, $8 Country Dance Night at Bradley’s Bradley’s II, C, 8pm Salsa Night V. Picasso, U, 9pm

karaoke

Drawing: C’est la vie! Shared Space: An Artist Co-op, U, 6pm, $25

CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke Rumor’s Bar and Grill, U, 9pm Karaoke at Po’ Boys Po’ Boys, U, 9pm

FRIDAY 25

stage

classes & workshops

live music Darden Purcell with Don Heitler Silvercreek, U, 5:30pm Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm Live Jazz Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Ashley Renay Aroma Cafe, C, 7pm Davina and The Vagabonds Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 9pm Delta Kings Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm The Keith Harden Band Iron Post, U, 9:30pm Grant Gilman Memphis on Main, C, 9:30pm, $5 Yard Dogs Road Show Canopy Club, U, 10pm, $10

dj Top 40 Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 DJ Luniks for Fresh Fridays Red Star Liquors, U, 10pm

Smokey Joe’s Cafe The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 8pm, $28-$30 Willy Wonka Parkland College Theatre, C, 7:30pm, $6-$18 The Three Musketeers Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 8pm, $18-$42

festivals Urbana Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival Downtown Urbana, U, 5pm 7th Annual Cruisin’ Route 66 Classic Car Show Historic Old Route 66, Litchfield, 5pm Tolono Fun Day Downtown Tolono, Tolono, 8pm

art exhibit Artist of the Corridor Urbana City Building, U

art Annual Quilt Show C.H. Moore Homestead, Clinton, 10am, $1-$3 Final Friday

The Blind Pig Brewery, C, 5pm

game-playing Board Silly Douglass Branch Library, C, 3pm

kids & families Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99 Camp Invention: The Innovate Program Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, C, 9am, $215 Puzzling Summer at the Westville Public Library The Westville Public Library, Westville, 9:30am Children ages 5 and up Tales for Twos Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am

C, 8pm Leproso Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5 Metal Night with Thrash Zombie Phoenix, C, 9pm, $5 Scathe Memphis on Main, C, 10pm, $5 Steve Swigart Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

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Request Night DJ Boomerang, U, 8pm Hip Hop at Bradley’s II Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 Mainstream on Main Street V. Picasso, U, 9pm DJ Bundy Fireside Bar and Grill, C, 10pm DJ Funktopus Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm DJ and Dancing Soma Ultralounge, C 10pm DJ Luniks fundraisers The Clybourne, C, 10pm Benefit Concert for Salt & Firehaus Saturdays Light Ministries and IMC Firehaus, C, 10pm Urbana-Champaign Indance music dependent Media Center, U, 7pm Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J Radio Maria, C, 10pm

mind/body/spirit

Power Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Happy Hour Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Special Partner Yoga with Maggie Taylor Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7:15pm, $12

concert

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open mic

Let’s Play! Exploring the Joys and Toys of Mixed Media Fiber Collage Shared Space: An Artist Co-op, U, 6pm, $25

Event Popular presents: Saturday Nite Mic The Clark Bar, C, 9pm, $5

SATURDAY 26 live music Live Jazz Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Matt Jacklin V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm Christin Nelson Dan Akroyd’s House, C, 7pm, $5 Keith Harden Huber’s West End Store,

Music by Ben Bedford and Carl Hauck Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount, 7pm, $12

karaoke Karaoke with DJ Hollywood It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

stage Smokey Joe’s Cafe The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 4pm, 8pm, $28-$30 Willy Wonka Parkland College Theatre, C, 2:30pm, 7:30pm, $6$18 The Three Musketeers Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 8pm, $18-$42 As You Like It Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 10am

Call (309)438-2535 for reservations Class Act presents: C-U Theatresports Class Act, C, 8pm, $5

8:45am, $99 Take Me Fishing Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer, 9am Environmental Education Center Open festivals Homer Lake Forest Pre7th Annual Cruisin’ Route serve, Homer, 66 Classic Car Show 10am Historic Old Route 66, LiArtsfusion/Music and tchfield, 10am Motion with Donna Urbana Blues, Brews and Warwick BBQ Festival Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Downtown Urbana, U, 11:30am, $8 12pm For children ages infant to Tolono Fun Day 5 years Downtown Tolono, Tolono, Fairytale Ballet with 7am Donna Warwick Celebrate Summer at the Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Pines 12pm, $12 Wines at the Pines, U, Ages 4-8 years 9am DIY Weekend Wizard Rhapsody In Bloom Art Orpheum Children’s SciFestival ence Museum, C, 1pm Luthy Botanical Garden, Russian Story Time Peoria, 10am, $3 Urbana Free Library, U, Music Among the Vines 2pm Alto Vineyards, C, We Dig Dinosaurs 7:30pm Champaign Public Library, C, 2pm markets Chess Club for Kids Market at the Square Urbana Free Library, U, Downtown Urbana, U, 4pm 7am

art exhibit Artist of the Corridor Urbana City Building, U

art Annual Quilt Show C.H. Moore Homestead, Clinton, 10am, $1-$3 $10 Original Art Day Shared Space: An Artist Co-op, U, 11am

recreation 2010 Daycation Museum Bicycle Tour Series Countryside School, C, 9am Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2010 Dodds Park, C, 10am

volunteer UC Books to Prisoners Work Session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

kids & families Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

fundraisers

Benefit Concert for Salt and Light Ministries and IMC Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 7pm

mind/body/spirit Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 10am, $12 Group Meditation and Spiritual Discourse Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 5pm Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5pm, $12

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

classes & workshops Text Collage Shared Space: An Artist Co-op, U, 1pm, $25 Byzantine Bracelet Shared Space: An Artist Co-op, U, 1pm, $25


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Live music at Carmon’s Carmon’s Restaurant, C, 5:30pm Live Irish Music with Emerald Rum Blind Pig Co., C, 5:30pm Tim Burns and Karim Yengsep Jazz Guitar Duo V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm Kathy Harden Birthday Bash Iron Post, U, 7pm

Dan Pierson Combo Iron Post, U, 7pm One Dollar Wild Mondays with Jobu Canopy Club, U, 10pm

art Annual Quilt Show C.H. Moore Homestead, Clinton, 1pm, $1-$3

dj ‘80s Night with DJ Mingram Highdive, C, 10pm

game-playing Trivia Night at The Blind Pig Brewery The Blind Pig Brewery, C, 7pm Big Dave’s Trivia Cowboy Monkey, C, 7pm

karaoke CG Productions presents RockStar Karaoke Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 10pm

open mic

concert

literary

Champaign Park District Summer Concerts Hessel Park, C, 6:30pm

UFL Reads Amish Tales Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm

Open Stage for Bands and Musicians Memphis on Main, C, 8pm

karaoke

kids & families

stage

Rock Band Sundays Hosted by MC Remy Bentley’s Pub, C, 8pm

Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99

Monday Night Comedy Illini Union, U, 8pm Abe Froman Project Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 9pm

stage

mind/body/spirit

The Tempest Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 7:30pm, $18-$42 Smokey Joe’s Cafe The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 2pm, $28-$30 Willy Wonka Parkland College Theatre, C, 2:30pm, $6-$18 Open Stage Red Herring Coffeehouse, U, 7:30pm Drag Show Chester Street, C, 10pm, $4

Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 3:30pm, $12 Beginning Vinyasa Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 1pm, $12 Prenatal Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:15pm, $12

Artist of the Corridor Urbana City Building, U

festivals

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

MONDAY 28

Rhapsody In Bloom Art Festival Luthy Botanical Garden, Peoria, 12pm, $3

live music Duet V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm

art exhibit

recreation Complimentry Hada Cosmetic Session Hada Cosmetic Medicine Skincare Clinic, C, 9am

game-playing Trivia with Evan and Monte Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm Duplicate Bridge Game Ginger Creek Shops, C, 7pm Board Game Night Radio Maria, C, 10:30pm

kids & families Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald

Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99 Puzzling Summer at the Westville Public Library The Westville Public Library, Westville, 9:30am O Baby! Champaign Public Library, C, 9:45am, 10:15am, 10:45am T-shirt Painting Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 2pm Call 893-3955 to register Evening Toddler Story Time Urbana Free Library, U, 6:30pm

mind/body/spirit Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Hatha Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 5:30pm

TUESDAY 29 live music Lara Driscoll V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm Corn Desert Ramblers Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm The Piano Man Canopy Club, U, 9pm

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Karaoke at Route 45 Wayside Route 45 Wayside, Pesotum, 8pm Karaoke by Paul Faber The Clark Bar, C, 9pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Boltini Lounge, C, 9:30pm Rockstar Karaoke Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 10pm Karaoke at Bentley’s Pub Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

open mic Open Microphone Espresso Royale, U, 8pm Open Mic Night hosted by Mike Ingram Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

stage Smokey Joe’s Cafe The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 8pm, $28-$30 The Three Musketeers Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 7:30pm, $18-$42 Zoo Improv Indi Go artist co-op, C, 9pm, $2

art exhibit Artist of the Corridor Urbana City Building, U

art Annual Quilt Show C.H. Moore Homestead, Clinton, 10am, $1-$3

recreation

Retro Night Chester Street, C, 9pm

Weekly Red Pin Bowling Special Illini Union, U, 6pm

dance music

game-playing

8th Grade Dance Joe’s Brewery, C, 11am

T-N-T Tuesday Night Trivia with Cara and

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Annual Quilt Show Open Stage Comedy C.H. Moore Homestead, Night featuring Jesse and Clinton, 10am, $1-$3 Justin Tuttle Memphis on Main, C, 9pm game-playing Pokemon Fan Club stage Rantoul Public Library, Smokey Joe’s Cafe Rantoul, 5:30pm The Little Theatre on the Bags Tournament Square, Sullivan, 2pm, Route 45 Wayside, Peso$28-$30 tum, 7pm, $5 The Three Musketeers Discover Gaming at the Ewing Manor, BloomingLibrary ton, 7:30pm, $18-$42 Champaign Public Library, As You Like It C, 7pm Ewing Manor, BloomingEuchre Tournament ton, 10am Po’ Boys, U, 7:30pm Call (309)438-2535 for Bingo reservations Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 9:30pm

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Neighborhood Nights Victory Park, U, 6:30pm

Champaign County 4-H Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Review Savoy United Methodist Church, Savoy, 1pm

markets Mahomet Farmers Market Downtown Mahomet, Mahomet, 3pm

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Kids Summer Art and Yoga Camp with Kathryn Fitzgerald Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 8:45am, $99 Kid’s Games Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 9:30am Suggested age 9 and up Grand Prairie Kids Program: The Giving Tree Early American Museum, Mahomet, 9:30am, $5 Ages 5-12 years old. For registration call (217)586-2612 Storyshop Champaign Public Library, C, 9:45am, 10:30am For parents with preschoolers only Bike Rodeo Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 10am Storyshop at the Branch Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am Children from preschool through first grade

community Girls’ Night Chabad Center for Jewish Life, C, 8pm

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mind/body/spirit Core Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:45pm, $12 Candlelight Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

faith Grad Students and Professionals Bible Study University Baptist Church, C, 7pm

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 6:30pm

classes & workshops Swirls for the Girls Jewelry Shared Space: An Artist Co-op, U, 7pm, $25

Neighborhood Nights Concert Series Victory Park Green and Lynn streets, U. Wednesday, June 30 6:30 - 8 p.m. This summertime concert series runs through June and July at several CU area parks. This Wednesday, the Delta Kings will be playing, and though I’ve managed to miss them in the past, I have always heard good things about the band. Since the show is later in the day, I am hoping to miss out on the heat, pack a lawn chair and enjoy a night in the park. — Lauren Hise, Community Editor

Tree Thump Canopy Club 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Thursday, June 24 9 p.m. $5 I’m currently working on planning a trip to Australia, and Tree Thump makes use of an Australian aboriginal instrument, the didjeridu. Feels like a match made in heaven to me! I’m excited to hear what this instrument sounds like live, especially in combination with the variety of instruments that will be accompanying it! — Emily Carlson, Music Editor

Tolono Fun Days West Side Park

Condit and Holden streets, Tolono Saturday, June 25

I went to Unity High School, so this is great time to catch up with a bunch of high school pals, see some bands, eat some crappy carnival vendor food and watch free fireworks. — Jeanine Russell, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Metal Night with Thrash Zombie Phoenix 215 S. Neil St., C. Saturday, June 26 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. $5 I have a secret you can’t tell anyone; I know nothing about metal music. Me, I’m more of a Paul Simon fan. But, one of my friends has gotten really into it, so I’ll probably be dragged to it. It’ll be like a Kennedy going to the Republican National Convention. Don’t worry though, loyal readers, I’ve got my ass covered. Anytime some dude with 19 piercings and tattoos that say “Demon nutsack” asks me what I’m doing here, I’ll yell out, “DEATH TO EVERYTHING!” and he’ll let me go. — Matt Carey, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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JUNE 24 - 30, 2010

BY JO SANGER AND ROSS WANTLAND

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hat about a type of bullying called mobbing and gang stalking? What can we do if we are victims of this? Thank you. — Mickey Great question, Mickey. We had never heard of gang stalking and were not quite sure what this meant. So we did some research to find out more about gang stalking, mobbing and stalking. We hope our response can shed some light on this topic for “Doin’ It Well” and our readers. EVERY STEP YOU TAKE

Stalking encompasses a broad array of behaviors. Illinois Law defines stalking as a “course of action directed at an individual … that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety, or the safety of a third person.” This can include, but isn’t limited to, following someone or placing them under surveillance while sending direct or indirect threats. The stalking scenarios that we may be most familiar with are those committed as part of an ongoing abusive relationship with one victim and one offender. However, in stalking, it is not uncommon for the stalker to have a casual prior relationship to the person they are stalking. Only 10% of victims are stalked by strangers.

Reader questions and comments

Here are some quick facts from the Stalking Resource Center: » 3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the United States. » 3 in 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. » 30 percent of stalking victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner. » 10 percent of stalking victims are stalked by a stranger. » Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking. It is important to note that the offender may use the help of other people, such as friends, family members or co-workers, to help them stalk their victim. In some stalking cases, the offender has done such a thorough job in their monitoring, tracking and conveying of information to the victim through, perhaps, technological means, that the victim can come to believe that the only way this is possible is through an organized conspiracy involving many people around her. While stalking can become heavily “organized,” it usually is not what people mean when they refer to gang stalking.

GROUP THINK

Gang stalking is an even more complex issue and can occur in various forms. For example, some organized or “gang” stalking has been a practice of organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan or modern street gangs. This may be the “mobbing” you are referring to — where a group of people stalk and harass a person as a form of violence against them. Many stalking victims talk about what they are experiencing as “crazy-making” behavior, and offenders often rely on this. Due to the spy equipment and other technology available, it can really feel as though the stalkers are much more powerful or omnipotent than they really are. Stalking can have serious emotional and psychological consequences, not to mention the possibility of physical harm. Finding a trusted community resource can be critical to help develop a safety plan and find the necessary resources. Because of the impact stalking may have upon one’s mental health, it may also be important to speak to a mental health professional, who can help make sense of these experiences. WHAT TO DO

If you are being stalked, you are not responsible for

the stalker’s behavior. Trust your instincts; if you are feeling fear, it is most likely for a very good reason. If possible, report the stalking to the police right away. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and should be taken seriously. Do not engage or respond to the stalker, but record stalking behaviors in a journal or by other means. It may also be helpful and supportive to contact your local rape crisis or domestic violence agency to develop a safety plan. Bottom line: take the stalking very seriously. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our friend Shelly for serving as an important resource for our column this week. Check us out next week as we re-visit withdrawal! Jo and Ross await your comments and questions. Contact them at buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com

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Stalking Resource Center » Check out the Stalking Resource Center’s website for facts, publications and resources for victims, supporters and service providers. » www.ncvc.org/src

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

A few years ago, a group of artists built a giant bunny out of pink wool on an Italian mountainside. The 200foot-long effigy will remain there until 2025. There’s a disturbing aspect to this seemingly goofy artifact, however: It has a wound in its side where its guts are spilling out. That’s why I don’t recommend that you travel there and commune with it. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you would definitely benefit from crawling into a fetal position and sucking your thumb while lying in the comfy embrace of a humongous mommy substitute. But you shouldn’t tolerate any tricks or jokes that might limit your ability to sink into total peace and relaxation.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

In 1998, I spent three weeks reading The Psychoanalysis of Fire and The Poetics of Reverie, two books by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. His teachings were so evocative that I filled up two 120-page journals with my notes. To this day, I still refer to them, continuing to draw fresh inspiration from ideas I wasn’t ripe enough to fully understand when I first encountered them. You’re entering a phase of your astrological cycle when a similar event could happen for you, Taurus: a supercharged educational opportunity that will fuel you for a long time.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

Congrats, Gemini! You have not only weathered your recent phase of relentless novelty; you’ve thrived on the adjustments it demanded of you. I am hereby awarding you with the rare and prestigious title of Change-Lover, which I only bestow upon one of the signs of the zodiac every four years or so. So what’s next on the schedule? The shock of the new will soon subside, giving you a chance to more fully integrate the fresh approaches you’ve been adopting. I suggest you relax your hypervigilance and slip into a slower, more reflective groove.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

Here are the low-paying jobs I’ve done that I wasn’t very good at: tapping sap from maple trees in Vermont; driving a taxi in North Carolina; toiling as an amusement park ride operator in New Jersey; being a guinea pig for medical experiments in California; digging ditches in South Carolina; and picking olives from trees in the south of France. Do I feel like a failure for being such a mediocre worker and making so little money? No, because although it took me a while, I finally found jobs I was good at, and have been thriving ever since. Why would I judge myself harshly for having trouble doing things that weren’t in sync with my soul’s code? Please apply this line of thinking to yourself.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

Each year, Playboy magazine publishes a list of the best colleges to go to if you prefer partying to studying. In its recent rankings, a top spot went to the University of Wisconsin, which was dubbed “the best beer-drinking school in the country.” As a counterpoint to this helpful information, HuffingtonPost.com offered a compendium of the best anti-party schools. Brigham Young got favorable mention since it has a policy forbidding students from drinking, smoking, and having sex. The University of Chicago was also highly regarded, being “the place where fun goes to die.” For the next three weeks, Leo, I recommend that you opt for environments that resemble the latter more than the former. It’s time for you to get way down to business, cull the activities that distract you from your main purpose, and cultivate a hell of a lot of gravitas.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’re entering a phase of your long-term cycle when cultivating abundance is an especially smart thing to do. To take maximum advantage, I suggest that you be both extra generous and extra receptive to generosity. Bestow more blessings than usual and put yourself in prime positions to gather in more blessings than usual. I realize that the second half of this assignment might be 14

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a challenge. You Virgos often feel more comfortable giving than receiving. But in this case, I must insist that you attend to both equally. The giving part won’t work quite right unless the receiving part is in full bloom.

LIBRA

jonesin’ by Matt Jones “Movie Madness” — be kind, can’t rewind

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

What have you lost in recent months, Libra? This week begins a phase when will you have the potential to not exactly recover it, but rather to re-create it on a higher level. Maybe a dream that seemed to unravel was simply undergoing a reconfiguration, and now you’re primed to give it a new and better form of expression. Maybe a relationship that went astray was merely dying so it could get resurrected, with more honesty and flexibility this time around.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

I’m guessing that you’ve been ushered into a frontier that affords you no recognizable power spot. It probably feels uncomfortable, like you’ve lost the inside track. And now along comes some wise guy -- me -- who advises you in his little horoscope column that you are exactly where you need to be. He says that this wandering outside the magic circle is pregnant with possibilities that could help you make better use of the magic circle when you get back inside. I hope you will heed this wise guy and, at least for the moment, resist the temptation to force yourself back into the heart of the action.

There used to be a tradition in Sweden that young women could dream of the person they would ultimately wed if they put seven kinds of flowers beneath their pillows on Midsummer’s Eve. That’s crazy nonsense, of course. Right? Probably. Although I must note that two nights ago I placed a gladiolus, hydrangea, lilac, orchid, snapdragon, tulip, and rose under my pillow, and subsequently dreamed of being visited by the lily-crowned Goddess of Intimacy, who asked me to convey a message to you Sagittarians. She said that if you even just imagine slipping seven flowers under your pillow, you will have a dream about what you should do in order to help your love life evolve to the next stage of its highest potential.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Have you ripened into such a knowledgeable, sophisticated person that you’re hard to surprise? Do you draw conclusions about each new experience by comparing it to what has happened to you in the past? I hope not. I hope you’re ready to be a wide-eyed, open-armed, wild-hearted explorer. I hope you will invite life to blow your mind. In the days to come, your strongest stance will be that of an innocent virgin who anticipates an interesting future. Blessings you can’t imagine will visit you if you’ll excuse yourself from outdated expectations and irrelevant complications.

The notorious Wicked Bible was published in 1631. That wasn’t its original name. It was supposed to be as holy as every Bible. But it contained an error that slipped by the proofreaders’ notice: In the book of Exodus, where the Ten Commandments were listed, the word “not” was excluded from one commandment. What remained, an insult to pious eyes, was “Thou shall commit adultery.” Most of these books were later burned, and the publisher was punished. Be on the lookout for a comparable flap, Aquarius: a small omission that could change the meaning of everything.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

The plant known as the squirting cucumber has an unusual talent: When the fruit is ripe, it opens up and spits out a rapid-fire stream of seeds that travels a great distance. In the coming weeks, Pisces, you’ll have resemblances to this aggressive fructifier. It’ll be prime time to be proactive about spreading your influence and offering your special gifts. The world is begging you to share your creative spirit, preferably with rapid-fire spurts that travel a great distance.

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Across   1 Grateful Dead bass guitarist Phil   5 Mosque figure   9 SeaWorld star attraction 14 Olympic figure skater Kulik 15 Style for Dali or Ray 16 Al who was A.L. MVP in 1953 17 Part 1 of headline 19 “___ To Be You” 20 “Well, shucks...” 21 Ballet bend 23 Spa nail treatment, for short 24 Part 2 of headline 27 Lb. and mg, e.g. 30 Yoko with the 2007 remix album “Yes, I’m a Witch” 31 Medieval protection 32 Owl sound 34 AP rival 36 Unspecific 40 Part 1 of the headline’s subtitle 44 Judge played by Sylvester Stallone 45 Up to now 46 Unlike copies: abbr. 47 Opera highlights 50 “American ___!” (Seth MacFarlane cartoon) 52 Nav. officers 53 Part 2 of the headline’s subtitle 58 1/63,360th of a mile

59 Pronto 60 Alcohol rumored to spoil after opening, in an “Arrested Development” episode 64 Improvised, like a committee 66 Part 3 of the headline’s subtitle 68 Leonard of “Star Trek” 69 Bank (on) 70 Wine sediment 71 “It’ll be ___ day in hell...” 72 Fort site, often 73 “Pardon the Interruption” network

Down   1 Long ride?   2 “In the Valley of ___” (2007 Tommy Lee Jones film)   3 Belt one out   4 Soul legend Isaac   5 First name in “The Last King of Scotland”   6 Kudos, to rappers   7 Fred Astaire’s sister   8 Revolutionary doctrine   9 ___ Lanka 10 Game with a lot of passing 11 Urn contents 12 CNN “Morning Express” host Robin 13 Tore down 18 “Big Brother”’s Power of ___ 22 “The Name of the Rose” author Umberto

25 Heavy burden 26 Volcanic flow 27 Faith-based acronym on bracelets 28 “Kon-Tiki” author Heyerdahl 29 Beverage brand with a lizard logo 33 One way to kick it 35 Like winter weather 37 Word after call or ball 38 Dennis Haysbert show, with “The” 39 Poacher’s collection? 41 Funk 42 Popular fruit 43 List-ending abbr. 48 Broadway actress Salonga 49 “Open mouth, ___ foot” 51 “Whip It” band 53 “From This Moment On” pianist Krall 54 Like Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali 55 Nincompoop 56 Circus performer 57 “The French Connection” character Popeye 61 Rick with a weekly Top 40 62 Hold on to 63 Part of ASPCA 65 “Singin’ in the Rain” actress Charisse 67 Lutefisk soaking agent


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One on One

with Missy Holste Owner of Sweet Indulgence

by Annie Goold During these sweltering days of summer, few things can comfort the body better than time spent in air conditioning, sipping down an iced tea. But, if comfort of the soul and body simultaneously is what you desire, only ice cream can provide solace to an overheated heart. This melting divinity can be found waiting for all who seek it at Sweet Indulgence Bakery and Espresso Bar, located at 1121 W. Windsor Road in Champaign. Starting June 21, ice cream sandwiches will be available alongside the usual goodies. Coming from a firsthand lemon swirl experience, it’s well worth the pilgrimage for a chilly cookie sandwich and the sweet company of Missy Holste and her staff. » buzz: With Sweet Indulgence reopening about six months ago, what sort of changes have come about the place? Missy Holste: Honestly, not a lot has changed. We’ve just been trying to bring back the original feel of the place ­— some place in the community that people recognize and remember as their “corner bakery.” We do our best with incredible customer service and making it possible for people to get what they want with special orders, like differing flavors and varying combinations. » buzz: As the owner and head pastry chef of Sweet Indulgence, what are your latest developments for the business? MH: Our cookie dough cupcake and sandwich cookies are the most recent that I can think of. The cupcake is a white cake cupcake topped with cookie dough frosting and a chocolate chip cookie to finish. And, that’s been pretty popular. With the sandwich cookies, we make our own small batch ice cream. We flavor our lemon swirl ice cream with our own homemade lemon curd. The next sandwich we offer will probably be a chocolate chip cookie one with cookie dough ice cream in the middle. We just

like to switch it up as much as we can, offer a variety. » buzz: Besides cakes, what things can CU find to be your specialties here? MH: Our iced sugar cookies are huge! They’ve always done well. And, our fresh berry tarts are big sellers. We top them with whipped cream and use buttery short crust. We’re working on a filled apple Danish. We’ve also been making Those with a sweet tooth can get some delicious baked treats at the fresh, new bakery and espresso bar, quite a number of cream pies lately beSweet Indulgence in Champaign. Photo by James Kyung cause of the heat and whatnot. » buzz: Are there any confectionary feats of which you are par- one person comes in just to let us know they’re excited to see us ticularly proud? open again and that’s always so reassuring. MH: The petit fours we made here last night were pretty great. We » buzz: What prompted the ice cream dream and works? dipped them in chocolate, covered them in icing and placed little iced MH: I worked at The English Hedgerow and they make their own flowers on them to finish. Oh! And, our peanut butter sandwich cookies! ice cream there, so that really got me thinking about the whole We put whipped peanut butter frosting in the center of two chocolate thing. The quality of fresh ice cream is something I think matches chip peanut butter cookies. Good stuff! There’s also our frappés, iced the quality of our baked goods here, and makes a great fit to the coffee and smoothies. Those have been selling very well, too. list. It’s only going to be a summer thing, though, not yearlong. Our » buzz: What are the biggest misconceptions, in your opinion, about last flavor for the year will most likely be something like a pumpkin Sweet Indulgence and the CU community? spice in September. We also made this dream a reality in hopes MH: One thing I get asked more than anything is, “Do you bake that it would help to spark our summer sales a bit. your things here?” We make and bake everything from scratch » buzz: Do you have any favorite flavors? here. Most people are used to the thaw-and-bake method of ho- MH: Lemon swirl, thus far. But, we’re making plans for a coconut mogenized bakeries and businesses, and that’s another thing that caramel soon. That sounds really good to me! We will actually mix truly sets us apart. However, it has been absolutely wonderful to in our own caramel that we make here for that. So, again, that just see how the community has greeted our return! Every week, at least entices me more.

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510 S. MATTIS, C. Aug 2010. 12 month lease with last month's base rent free. Beautiful luxury 1230 sq.ft. 3 bedroom townhomes in great location with 2.5 baths, washer/dryers, ceramic tile, ceiling fans, garages. 3 Bdrm $795/mo. Garage parking $40-45/mo. Only 3 left! Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1405-1407 W. KIRBY, C. Attractive Colonial building, on busline. Available Now 2 BRs $525/mo. Also available, apartments for August 2010. Large 2 bdrm corner apts approx 739 sq. ft. $460/mo, Remodeled $480/mo. Interior 2 bdrm apts. from $440/mo, Remodeled $460/mo. $50/mo to furnish. Central A/C, carpet, laundry, parking avail. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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1005 S. Second, C. Fall 2010 studio and 4 bedroom penthouse. Secured building. Private parking, laundry on-site. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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

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

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QUIET TOWNHOUSE 2 BR QUIET TOWNHOUSE. 1000 SqFt, C/A, D/W. Grad neighbors, campus busline. August $700-750. 398-1998 www.lincolnshireprop.com.

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Furnished 1 BR 110 E. John. Lofts on John, which include w/d, dishwasher, ice maker, and loft bedrooms. Available for the Fall. $750/mo. Call 356-1407

307, 310 E. White, C 307, 309 Clark, C Fall 2010. Large studio, double closet, well furnished. Starting from $350/mo. Behind County Market. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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901 W. Main, Urbana On Campus, Furnished Apartments with on-site laundry 2 BR - $500/month Available Aug 20, 2010 Parking Available, Call for a Showing Advantage Properties C-U 217-344-0394

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John Street Apartments 58 E. John, C. August 2010. Studio, two, three bedrooms, fully furnished. Some flat screens and leather furniture. 6 and 10 month leases available. Dishwasher, center courtyard, on-site laundry, central air, parking. Starting at $280/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED 901 W. MAIN, URBANA On Campus, Furnished Apartments with on-site laundry Efficiency - $400 w/utilities included 1 BR - $450 w/utilities included 2 BR - $400 w/utilities included 3 BR - $900 w/utilities included Available August 20, 2010 Parking Available, Call for a showing Advantage Properties 217-344-0394

Old Town Champaign 510 S. Elm, C. Available Now & Fall 2010. 2 BR close to campus, hardwood floors, laundry, W/D, central air/heat, off-street parking, 24 hr. maintenance. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182 906 W. Clark, U.

Available Now Studios, 1, 2, 3, 4 BR $395-695/mo THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

502 W. Green, Urbana Fully furnished 4 bedroom 2 bath with washer/dryer. $1100/month. Call John at 815-436-8262 or e-mail john.foster1@comcast.net

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1001 W. Clark, U 108 S. Fourth, C 303 S. Wright, C 307 E. Armory, C Clark St. Studios, C 707 S. Sixth, C

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

1 Bedroom Fully Furnished one bedroom apartment only 2-1/2 blocks from campus! High speed Internet included. Washer and dryer in the apartment. Available Aug 2010. $620/month. Advantage Properties 217-344-0394

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

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

ARBOR APARTMENTS, C. Aug 2010. 1 bdrms at Third & Gregory. Window A/C, laundry, rents from $410/mo to $435/mo. Parking $35/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

HEALEY COURT APARTMENTS 307-309 Healey Court, C. Fall 2010. Behind FU Bar. 2 bedrooms. Parking, laundry. Starting at $385/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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

706 S. LOCUST, C. Aug 2010. Window A/C, covered parking $45/mo, laundry. 2 bdrms $550/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

105 E. Green, CHAMPAIGN Aug 2010. Studio apts at First & Green. Wall A/C units, laundry. From $315/mo to $325/mo. Parking $35/ mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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

Fall 2010. Great location on the park. Private balconies. Fully furnished 3 bedrooms, $310/person. Parking, laundry, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182 Free Suite for Live-In Fraternity Mentor Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity has completed a major renovation and is seeking a mature live-in graduate student to mentor undergraduates beginning Fall 2010. Free private suite. E-mail credentials to njtwardock@msn.com

Third & Clark One 3 Bedroom One 4 Bedroom Apartments include wood floors, 50 inch plasma, leather furniture. Gorgeous! Ted 766-5108

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

807 to 809 W. ILLINOIS, U Aug 2010. 1 Bdrms corner of Lincoln & Illinois. Window A/C, Laundry, Rent $550/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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

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

NEW KITCHENS 503 - 505 - 508 White 2 Bedroom with den $790 3 Bedroom $830-950

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EFFICIENCIES: 705 W. Elm, U 1 BEDROOMS: 1308 Grandview, C

a Fully furnished 1400 sq. ft. 4 bedroom/4 bath All Utilities Included a Fitness Center, computer lab, wireless internet, indoor pool, game room, hot tub, laundry facilites, courtyard a Excellent roommate matching service aOn-site management aLocally owned Semester lease available

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

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

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

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1006 S. 3rd, C.

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

Fall 2010 1 bedroom. Location, location. Covered parking, laundry, furnished, patios. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

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PET FRIENDLY 2BR, 1.5BA, on busline, on-site laundry, Avail July/Aug, limited off street parking, from $690 308 E Iowa, U

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103 E. DANIEL, C. Choice of 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for Fall

Avail Aug 2010. Efficiency close to Frat Park. Rent $425/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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NEWER 1BR! 808 W Illinois, U. C/A, W/D, D/W No Pets $750 Available Aug 2010

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711 W Elm, Urbana • 3 & 4 Bedroom Townhouses • Engineering Campus • 3 Level Townhouse • 2 Bathrooms • Balconies off Bedrooms • 1 Covered Parking Included • Additional Parking Available • Laundry Onsite • AC/Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal 91/2 Month lease available. Sign in June, recieve 1 month free on select units.

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SOUTHWEST PLACE APTS, C. August 2010. Located in SW Champaign near Windsor & Mattis. 1 bedrooms. Carpet, gas heat, central a/c. Laundry in bldg, dishwashers, patio/balconies, parking. 1 bdrms from $490/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1 Bedrooms Now Available, C. 508 W. Hill 811 W. Hill 515 W. Washington 206 W. Washington 402 S. Prairie Starting from $445/mo. and up Call 217-352-8540 or www.faronproperties.com

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Aug 2010. Overlooking Crystal Lake Park. Adjacent to Carle Clinic and close to U of I Campus- Engineering & Computer Science. Efficiencies from $365/mo and 2 bedrooms from $465/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

BUILDInG In 2008! 503 E Springfield, C. W/D, D/W, 1 BR walk-in closet, C/A, No Pets From $765 Avail Aug 2010

Aug 2010. Double security brick building in excellent location. Large 2 bdrm apts with approx 800 sq. ft. Parking, Central A/C, Carpet, Laundry facilities. On busline. Rents $530/mo to $550/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com Crystal Lake Park Large 1 BR and study; 2 BR August, convenient to campus 217-840-5134 www.robsapartments.com Now Leasing for Fall 2010 $99 Deposit for ALL Apartments. 2 and 3 Bedrooms. Free Heat and Water. Landmark Apartments. 502 W. Main, Urbana IL. 217-384-5876. landmark-apts@sbcglobal.net.

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1006 S. 3rd. 2 BR full year sublet. 3rd and Chalmers. Walk-in closets. vkothari89@gmail.com Tower at Third apartment subletprice negotiable 659/month price negotiable. Two bedroom.

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705 W. CHURCH, C. Aug 2010. Very attractive apts located near downtown. On busline. Large apts. Balconies or patios. One bdrms from $425/mo. Two bedrooms from $475/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Awesome C-U Apartments Huge 1BR $450+ and 2 BR $500+ Many Amenities Newly Remodeled www.bz-management.com 637-4104 or 637-7100

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For Rent 704 W. Illinois St., U 4 BR, 2 Bath on campus. Available Now! Mary Williams msrwill3@peoplepc.com

2100 sq. ft. home in quiet neighborhood at 814 W. Main, Urbana. Available 8/15. Maximum 4 mature adults; no pets. 384-2253. $1800/mo plus deposit.

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Graduate Student Large, furnished room available August 1 in beautiful Victorian house, two blocks from campus, Urbana. Co-ed, family-style living with graduate student. Individual, 12 month lease. $505.00, includes all utilities and amenities. http://home.comcast. net/~kjgp/

Available Now and Fall Share deluxe furnished 3 and 4 BR apartments at 3rd and Clark. Nicest on campus from $250/mo. plus utilities. Ted- 766-5108.

On Campus. Fall 2010 367-6626 Available Fall 2010 104 W. Oregon, U. 4 bed/2 bath $1600/mo $1000 deposit www.greenstrealty.com

House Near Campus 1207 S. Busey. Beautiful, spacious, 4-bedrooms, plus office, 3.5 baths, dishwasher, disposal, basement, screened porch, 2 fireplaces, central A/C, washer/dryer hookup, 2-car garage, near campus and Illini Grove park, Urbana. $2400/mo., 217-384-1925, smithapartments-cu. com.

701 N. Lincoln, U. Spacious 3 bedroom 1 bath house. Fully furnished, near Engineering campus, washer and dryer in basement, free parking! $750 per month. Available Aug. 20th. ADVANTAGE PROPERTIES 217-344-0394

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party animal? It’s the little things that show you’re growing up There’s a million different ways to say it. Sometimes you have to pay the piper. You reap what you sow. You can’t hoot with the owls and soar with the eagles. It’s all sort of different ways of saying the same thing. You have to pay for your indiscretions one way or the other. This could mean if you don’t save for retirement now, you’ll be screwed when you’re 70. It can mean that if you don’t take care of your body, it may let you down some day. It could actually mean a lot of things, but from my point of view, those sayings are simply talking about parties and how unpleasant it is to clean up after them. Last Sunday, I took a deep breath and cleaned up after a party. Even though I’ll be bitching about this quite extensively in the next few paragraphs, I would like to point out something

pleasures of growing up — at least a little bit. At this party, no one vomited, either in or out of the bathroom. In fact, it was so mature, I don’t even recall any guest even burping all that loudly. It was just that kind of affair, not exactly classy, but not an outtake from Animal House either. In fact, the only thing I can remember being broken was a Schlitz bottle and it wasn’t even a returnable. So, it would seem a party such as this would be a piece of cake to clean up after. Well, it sort of was and it sort of wasn’t. Apparently, no matter what the age of your party guests, only about 20 percent of them are able to suck that last ounce or two from the bottom of a beer can. It’s not a huge deal, but it’s not all that special walking around the next morning and getting the recycling ready. Beer can really start to stink after it’s been sitting around for a while in 90 degree heat. Rather than wrecking the recycling barrel, I opted to dump the unused beer into some cups that were lying around and then pour it down the I couldn’t really tell much of a sink. This method keeps you from getting difference between a high school nasty puddles of beer all over the yard, it’s also a fine way to make sure your party and college party except that and gag reflex is still working properly. I even found a few cans of beer that had people broke things that belonged been opened and barely drank from. Norto me at a college party, and broke mally, this sort of thing would piss me off, things that belonged to my parents but I was okay with it this time. I figured one of my peer group had actually decidat a high school party. ed they didn’t really need that last beer, so they just sat it aside. Sure, it’s more off the top. Cleaning up after parties gets easier likely they went to pee and forgot where it was, the older you get. I’m assuming this is because but it’s still nice to dream of responsibility. the folks on the guest list and the host themLastly, I’d like to speak for all party hosts selves get a little less wild as the years go by. I when I say, go ahead and take that last freakcouldn’t really tell much of a difference between ing piece of food. Take the last half egg roll a high school party and college party except from the plate. Go ahead and spoon that final that people broke things that belonged to me at dollop of salsa on your plate. That lone piece a college party, and broke things that belonged of sweaty cheese is the last thing I need to see early the next day. to my parents at a high school party. In the end though, I have to say it was worth My point is that there’s not much of a difference between a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old it. Having a party and then cleaning up after after they’ve been plied with too much alcohol. the party is not something I would recommend Somebody, often many somebodies, are gener- to do once a month. In fact, it’s hard to even ally vomiting by the end of the evening. At one advocate it once a year. Still, I gotta say it was of those parties, the good guests are the ones fun. It’s like turning your house into a bar for who manage to make it within ten feet of the one evening. Afterwards, you can relax and bathroom before they explode. The bad guests know that you don’t have to do it again for anare the ones who don’t even make an effort to other eleven months or so. The smell of rotting get off the couch. Beyond the puking, there’s beer and liquor usually goes away after four or also just a general disrespect from the guests five days, and then you’re left with nothing but at a younger party. After 17 beers, it somehow fond memories and a few pieces of glass from seems comical to push an air conditioner out a broken Schlitz bottle in your yard. If you’re the window for no apparent reason. It’s usually lucky, there will even be some leftover beer. not that funny at that particular moment, let This means you can have another party all by yourself the next day to get rid of it. The only alone after everyone has sobered up. Fortunately, I’m moved on from those sorts of problem with that is, there’s no one to blame parties, and I have to tell you, it’s one of the small but yourself.

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Buzz Magazine: June 24, 2010