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

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

Urbana Campus 4 bedroom 702 W. Green & 812 W. Main Jimmy 373-4888

209 E. Kerr, U. 3BR/ 1BA duplex. Shade trees, carpeted floors, offstreet parking, coin w/d. $225 + $70 util. 687-2654

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*Private home includes cable Internet, telephone, utilities, parking. $450. 630-759-3634. Beautiful 4 BR apartment Share stunning apartment loft with 3 rommates. 5 blocks to quad. Jacuzzi, W/D, 3 baths, $385/mo plus $35/mo for utilities. Check out our website www.cu-living.com. Contact Stan 217-841-4549 or email us info@cu-living.com. CAMPUS AREA. Quality large room in house on busline. Share kitchen, laundry, utilities. $235 and up. 3560345, 721-3822. Off Campus House with available room. $400/month with utilities included, free parking, on 5 Green Busline. 224-6309 Room For Rent, $275/mo + Utilities. 1st and Chalmers. Call 630-310-0671 Rooms in huge graduate student house near West Side Park and downtown Champaign. $520 per month includes utilities, trash, telephone, cable, Ethernet, free Washer/Dryer, private off-street parking, use of large living areas. Lease & deposit required. Available August 1st 2005. 217-355-2326. Rooms with Kitchen access. Older home, front porch, large yard, offstreet parking. Near Campus. 3677237 Single rooms for women. Clean, laundry facilities, close to campus, located on busline. $245- 270/ month. Utilities included. 367-4824.

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Female grads seeking roommates for quiet Champaign House. $295. 408-768-7107 email jheng@uiuc.edu Female non-smoking graduate student seeking roommate for a two bedroom townhouse. Washer/Dryer. Tennis court in backyard. $425/mo. Available August 1st. Free parking. On bus route. 217-721-5027. rnhrdtkl@uiuc.edu. Grad student seeks non smoking roommates for 3 BR duplex. Free wireless, near buslines, quiet Champaign street. $320/mo utilities included. 617-780-5758 GRAD STUDENTS looking roommates to share beautiful nished 6 BR. 2.5 bath home at W. Springfield, C. $300/ BR. 766-5108

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Large fully furnished room in private home. W/D, all utilities included. Near campus. (217)344-7154. ~207 Eureka, C. $950 House 3 BR., 2 full baths. New Remodel. All hardwood and ceramic tile. ~209 Eureka, C. $800 House 3/ 4 BR ~501 N. Neil, C. $900 Downtown loft 1200 sq./ ft. 1.5 baths, hardwood ~110 East Crystal Lake Dr., U. $750 House 4 BR., 2 car garage. ~238 E. Lincoln, St. Joseph 3 BR. 1.5 baths. New remodel $750. ~Downtown 2 BR, 12 E. Washington, $450. 356-1931

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3 BR, 2.5 bath, quiet, garage, $775 Need one or two roommates to share fantastic furnished house at 606 W. Springfield, C. Ted 217-7665108 Roommates needed to share spacious 3 BR apt. 1.5 blocks from Quad. Wright and Stoughton. $350/mo + utilities. Excellent location. Contact John 630-862-0572 or jharris3@uiuc.edu Roommates wanted to share deluxe furnished 3/ 4 bedroom apartments at 3rd & Clark, C. Individual 1 year lease from $225/ mo. Ted 766-5108.

4 BR, 1.5 bath, quiet, garage, $825 All in Southwest Champaign, Available August. Excellent credit and references required. 367-1406 301/ 304 W. Eureka, C. Aug. 1BR eff in house. Large shade trees, hrdwd. floors, private entry, coin W/D, A/C, pet friendly. $300- 450 incl some util. 687-2654. 505 W. California, U. (3 Blks from Lincoln) 2BR/ 1BA. AC, Ice maker, parking, GD, W/D, pet friendly. $665. 687-2654.

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FIRST SNIFF I have been waiting to write this column for a long time. And I have wanted to tear Starbucks a new one for any reason I could. But seeing as how I try to focus my columns based on local comings and goings, I haven’t had the opportunity to do so because, unlike the rest of the galaxy, their stores had not infiltrated our towns thus far.Well, that time has come, and as a result, I began to twist my moustache and that diabolical look, the one that I get in my eyes when I am talking about the right-wing conservative demagogues, started to firmly plant itself onto my face. When I heard that they would be opening locations right here in Urbana-Champaign, I was a little perturbed as I am a big fan of coffee houses, especially the locally owned kind that offer up their own unique brand of decor and ambiance. BUT SERIOUSLY... You can’t tell one Starbucks from the next. At least with a place like Applebee’s they have all kinds of sports memorabilia and local high school flavor to them. But at Starbucks, they could all be sitting on the same corner in Anytown, USA.And for good reason, too. Homogenous anything sells better to the American public because the people of this country do not want to be challenged into thinking for themselves.We want to drink from the same cup and eat from the same wrapper. We enjoy driving a car that looks like John and Deb’s down the block. Americans, so proud of our solidarity, have basically forgotten what it means to be original.And Starbucks plays right into that. It is a part of their strategy. BIG UPS TO THE CORPORATE WHORES But I must digress now, even as much as I do not want to. I have good things to say about this company, because, undeniably, they do good things for people. Did you know that Starbucks offers their part-time employees tremendous benefits? Did you know that shit, man? I didn’t until my girlfriend was all like, “Fuck it. I am going to work at Starbucks. At least that way they’ll cover me when I have to get shoulder surgery in a year.” I didn’t believe her at first.I was cynical enough to buy into the presumption that all corporations are evil and that they spew forth greed and poop upon all that come within proximity. But I was wrong. Starbucks does offer benefits to their part-timers.And that is really awesome. A single mother can work there for 20 hours per week, make a small paycheck, cover her and her child’s health care and even start planning for the future, no matter how bleak

it may look with ol’ Dubya running the country into the toilet. Here is a list of the benefits they offer: progressive compensation package; health care benefits (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision); retirement savings plan; stock options and discounted stock purchase plan; income protection plan (life and disability coverage); management bonus plan; adoption assistance plan; domestic partner benefits; referral programs and support resources for child- and elder-care. Domestic partnership benefits! They are down with gay couples! This place, this Starbucks, is not so bad after all. In fact, they are worthy of our respect, and that goes along way. THEIR COFFEE TASTES LIKE POOP

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I WAS WRONG ... Last week I said that Wilbur Heights was an “affluent” subdivision of Champaign. It is not affluent, in fact, quite the opposite ... I WAS RIGHT ... Seth Fein is from Urbana. He done got the poops from a Starbucks coffee one time and accidentally browned his undies. Is there any type of customer compensation for that type of thing? He can be reached at sethfein@hotmail.com.

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NEWLY REMODELED 406 E. GREEN, U Large 2BR near Lincoln Sq, C/A, laundry on-site, Now & July, No Pets from $475. www.ppmrent.com 351-1800

Downtown apartment/ studio space @ 511 N. Neil, C. 2nd floor, 2000 sqft. 4 huge bedrooms, lots of windows, off- street parking. $1400/mo. Available August 15. Contact John, James Burch Real Estate, 3692310.

Our most desirable location on U of I golf course. 1200 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, study, dishwasher, W/D, A/C, carport plus parking, balcony/patio. 359-3687.

PERFECT CAMPUS LOCATION 1009 S. Busey, U. Huge 2 story- 2 BR duplex, hrdwd floors, 1 parking spot, living & dining room, shared laundry in unit, No Pets $895. www.ppmrent.com SAVE UP TO $1000 2 BR Townhomes with W/D, private patio and more! The perfect place to call home! Beautiful setting close to Hessel Park and on the busline. Call 356-4012

PRICES SLASHED NEED A 1 BR! Convenient 1 bedrooms near downtown Champaign now available. From $390. 403 W. White, C. 605 W. University 711 S. Randolph, C. 511 W. University, C. 515 W. Washington, C. 811 W. Hill, C. 205 S. Lynn, C.

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Of course, I will not be drinking their coffee.We have far too many great local coffee houses for me to start giving my business to them. But they shouldn’t have to worry.They will rake it in from the mindless idiots from the suburbs who will inevitably proclaim: “Omigod! I like, totally, love their mochachinos!” So, don’t buy their coffee. Go to Caffe Paradiso, Cafe Kopi, Aroma or Green St. Coffeehouse. They need people like us to support their business.

If you are one of the rich jicks living in Trails at Brittany, Copper Ridge, Lincolnshire, Ironwood, Turnberry or Glenshire trying to petition to get your own mass-transit district instead of putting in on the one that services the less fortunate, I hope you get sideswiped by an MTD and have to get a new hip. Not really. You are selfish and yes, that’s a judgment call and yes, I am making it.

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Avail. Fall. $465- $475/mo. Includes most utilities, laundry, pkg, A/C. On busline. The Weiner Companies, Ltd 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

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

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

FAIRLAWN VILLAGE FAIRLAWN & VINE Aug 2005. Live in a peaceful, relaxed, neighborhood setting. Fairlawn Village is a one-story apartment community, spread out on twelve acres, close to U of I, shopping and walking distance to schools. Spacious apartments with washer/dryer hook up, a/c, and garages available. One bedrooms from $485/mo. Two bedrooms from $500 to $550/mo. Call for an appointment. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 344-5043 www.barr-re.com

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Heritage Property Management, Inc. 1206 S. Randolph, Suite B Ch. (217) 351.1803 56/58 E. Healey, C 1BR $390-$425 Furnished apts with patios or balconies.Heat paid. Parkingis $35/ month. On-site laundry.

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

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

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

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AVAILABLE NOW 1 BR loft apartment. Champaign. $380/mo. 773-821-0192. Newlyweds looking for Aug. & Sept. apartment to rent. 217-621-7151 or becca_cochrane@illinoisalumni.org

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Receive $100 Cash!!! Nice 2 bedroom, Campus, Fall 2005 & Spring, $480/mo. 217-377-8109

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Sublease an Apartment. Atrium Apartments. 12 month lease. $370/month. Call Roberta 618-8952938.

Large apts., off-street parking, and W/D in unit. $500/mo.

201 E. California, U

2-bdr, Hrdwd floor, W/D in unit. $485/mo.

Quiet 2nd flr. 2 BR. older home. $600. Screened porch. Above offices. August 15. Green near Cedar, U. tombruno@tombruno.com. 328-6000.

STATELY BUILDING LARGE 2 BEDROOM 2 BR plus sunroom Avail. Fall 2005 hwd floors, laundry, parking $850/month includes heat, water & trash

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

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1 bdrm Duplex with garage & washer/dryer. $560 a month, Quiet Neighborhood, No deposit, 100 dollar transfer Southwest Champaign. 217621-6089. 2 bedroom, 609 W. Healey. $462/mo. Parking included. Available August 1. (309)231-5128

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1301 N. Willis, C. 3BR/ 1BA. Large shade trees, AC, Ice maker, garage, DW, GD, pet friendly, $695. 687-2654 2 bedroom and 7 bedroom house on campus for Fall 2004. 367-6626. 3BR off-campus. Quiet Area. Great yard. Off-street parking. W/D hookup. 604 N. Edwin, C. $750/mo. 6499708 5 bdrm, 3 bath on bus line, C/A, Dishwasher, garage. $1400/mo. 398-3142 5 BR Furnished House. Two story, 2 full bath. 2 Kitchen, free parking. $1350. Please call 398-5946, or 390-9536. 506 W. Springfield August ‘05. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished home. Beautiful, hardwood, parking. Ted 766-5108. 5b/2b., Jacuzzi, bus rte. $1150/mo. 365-9666. Urbana address, St.Joe school. https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/aebecker/www/rental 601 W. Nevada, U. Aug. ‘05. 3 BR. extra sunroom. Laundry, Parking. 217-299-1380.

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LINCOLN & STOUGHTON Furnished 4 BR w/ 2 BA parking, A/C, laundry $1,400/mo The Weiner Companies, Ltd.

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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE 1 Block From Campus •804 S Busey, U. •4 BR -- 2 BA •Off - Street Parking •Laundry •Wrap Around Porch 344-2376 or 359-2072

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2 BR, 1 Bath, W/D, pets welcome, & off-street parking. $800/mo.

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Newly remodeled 5 BR, 2 bath, hardwood floors, off-street parking with garage. $1500/mo. Lovely 2 bedroom, fully furnished, with porch and baesment. Quiet neighborhood. Very clean, close to campus, hardwood floors, laundry, off-street parking. No Pets, Nonsmoking. First, Last, and Deposit. $800/mo. 359-2740 dcdancey@express.cites.uiuc.edu Rooms Available in a 5 BR Furnished House. 2 full bath. 2 Kitchen, free parking. Reasonable rates. Please call 398-5946, or 390-9536. SAFE street, furnished, 4 bedroom, 1 block from Lincoln & Green, central air, fireplace, living, dining, kitchen, W/D, includes parking, available August 15. No pets. $1400. 3673530 leave message.

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

705 W. STOUGHTON, U

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

FALL 2005 Smith Apartments 384-1925 604 W. Stoughton, U 2 bedroom, 2 bath, W/D, Deluxe Furnished, King size bed, Roll-in shower $910 1009 W. Clark, U 2 bedroom $600-620

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5TH AND HEALEY, C 1 bedrooms JUST TOTALLY REMODELEDTOP TO BOTTOM!!! NEW EVERYTHING!!! The following items- Furniture, Cabinets, Carpet, Paint, Heat, A/C, Wiring, Front Entrance, Roof, Electrical, Hallways, Laundry. Everything will be done in first class fashion and guaranteed compete for August occupancy. The BEST LOCATED EFFICIENCIES on campus- period. Here’s the best part: $375/mo. Also 1 bedrooms $475/mo. Offstreet parking available. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

618 W. Green, C. Furnished Apartment in quiet offcampus house. New paint and carpet. Free parking.

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

605 S. Fourth, Champaign- Large studio apartments in the heart of campus. Located just north of Green Street, some of these apartments have been recently remodeled with ceramic tile and new cabinets. A must see! $445. 1004 Nevada, Urbana- Four bedroom apartment in a large home that has been split into generously sized apartments. Close to quad, music building, Krannert Center and much more! $1,395. 1106 W. Main, Urbana- Large four bedroom apartment just blocks from the engineering campus. Free parking and a washer/dryer in the unit makes this apartment a must see! $1,025. Call Allison Today! www.ramshaw.com (217)359-6400

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

JTS Properties 328-4284 701 W. Green, Urbana

ONLY 1 MORE LEFT!!! Brand New Coler-Crossing Luxury Apartments. 2 bdr./ 2 bath + Loft. New Stainless Steel Appliances. W/D, Balconies, Hrdwd floors.

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

ONLY 1 UNIT LEFT Make an Offer! - 2, 3, or 4 People Balconies, Central A/C, 2 Baths CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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

MJM/Chateau Apartments Champaign 2 Bedrooms 403 E. White - $540/mo. 302 S. Fourth - $540/mo. 405 E. White - $400/mo.

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

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ADVANTAGE PROPERTIES C-U Formerly Wakeland Rentals

DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE DELUXE APARTMENTS! Leasing for Fall 2005 503 E. Stoughton, C. $595 510 E. Michigan, U. $650 804 W. Illinois, U. $620 1010 W. Stoughton (new), U. $1025 1102 E. Colorado, U. $675 $895 2008 Vawter, U. $525 $695 404 Clark $560 608 White $650 1009 Stoughton $695 506 W. Elm $595 303 E. Green, Champaign www.cpm-apts.com cpm@cmp-apts.com Office Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9-6, Fri: 9-5, Sat: 11-3

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Houses 707 N. Lincoln $630

We encourage you to check with the U of I Tenant Union before signing a lease!

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Large 1 BR $575/mo Heat, water and gas paid. 356-2018

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

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LANDO PLACE 707 South 6th, C. Large 1 BR. Includes water and trash removal. On-site Laundry. Secured Building. Local phone service and ethernet. Parking Available. From $580/mo. CAMPO RENTAL AGENCY 344-1927 Only ONE left for Fall! Well-maintained 2- bedroom furnished apartments near Beckman and Engineering. Dishwasher, AC, ethernet and off-street parking available. $595/mo. 493-8487. Parkview Apartments 121 W. Park, Urbana Efficiency apartments for fall. Includes water, trash removal, on-site laundry. $395/mo. Campo Rental Agency 344-1927.

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Unfurnished 1 bedroom in older home. $625/ mo. Utilities included. 314 S. State St, Champaign. 369-7205 1 BR, Hardwood Floors, Quiet, O/S parking. 1211 W. Church, Champaign. $385. Available August. Excellent Credit and References required. 367-1406

115 W. WASHINGTON, U

Avail Aug 2005. 1 bedroom apts. Carpet, window a/c, laundry, boiler heat. Rents from $510/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 2 BR Condo AVAIL. NOW Laundry, C/A, carport, patio, secure building, $595/month. Weiner Companies, Ltd. www.weinercompanies.com 217-384-8018

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

606 S. PRAIRIE, C

Huge 1 bedroom apts in quiet Champaign neighborhood near campus and bus line. Perfect for Grad Students. Gas heat, window a/c, free off street parking. Priced $50/mo below competition. From $380/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Available now. Efficiency, 1 BR, 2 BR, 3 BR apt. Pets welcome. Free parking. $390, $460, $480, $750/mo. 766-4746. Best deal in town. 1- 3 BR House/ Apartment. Starting $350/mo. 7213033 Clean, quiet, 1 BR. in upscale old town Champaign. Wood floors, Includes parking, water, and garbage. Credit check, references. $400/ mo. 355-8512.

Peaceful and quiet off-campus 1 and 2 BR apartments starting at $475. www.gardencourts.com 359-4652.

DAWSON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 359-1221

Available NOW, July & August. 2 BR. Centrally located near shopping/ transportation. Onsite laundry, offstreet parking. $450/mo. 217-352-8540, 217-355-4608 pm www.faronproperties.com

Available August: Off campus 1 BR+ near West Side Park in downtown Champaign, prices ranging $390625. Older home character, great light and space. Good study atmosphere.

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about memory the other evening. Not the usual “Man, I have no freaking idea how I got home last night” kind of memory, but just the general sort of memory thing that happens. I couldn’t begin to tell you why I can name every godforsaken member of the rock group Styx and yet can’t seem to fathom that the phone bill is due on the same damned day every damned month. The Styx thing serves absolutely no purpose in my life, but I remember. I use the phone every day, yet the bill has been paid late three or four times already this year. Maybe I’m just confused. I can’t help it really, I’m a man. Fortunately, I’m not alone. A Chicago ad agency, Leo Burnett, surveyed 2000 men in 13 countries and found out what every woman has known her entire life. In general, men are insecure and confused. We’re so insecure and confused, in fact, that many of us will never even admit to the readily apparent fact that we are actually insecure and confused. I’m trying to understand and grow, but it’s still hard. Only recently have I been confident enough to ponder why I feel like less of a man if I carry an umbrella, wear pink or order a dessert. After much thought, I concluded that it just doesn’t feel right. This wasn’t exactly the conclusion I was hoping for.The 2005 Man Study doesn’t help me all that much either, but it’s fun to look at. Seventy-five percent of all men feel one of these insults is the worst a man can receive. I gotta say, I wouldn’t have gotten very far in my life if I considered these to be the worst insults someone could hurl at me. “He’ll never amount to anything.” I’d be a rich man if I’d trademarked that comment the first time it was said about me. “Everyone laughs behind your back.” Are you crapping me? I would love the security of others laughing behind my back, as most of my friends prefer to laugh directly in my face. “You’re stupid.” C’mon, stupid almost seems like a compliment after I’ve been called a self-centered nihilist who should burn in hell for the rest of his days. Man, some dudes are really candy-asses if those phrases upset them. Only 10 percent of men feel their role in society is becoming less dominant.The only thing I can conclude from this is that 90 percent of the men taking the survey didn’t read the question properly. The role of men in society is also an iffy proposition. Fifty percent of American males are unclear of their role. Indian men are least confused at

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1005 S. SIXTH, C

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

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ental health drugs seem to be everywhere nowadays: from political discussions (Illinois lawmakers are considering a change in state law that would permit psychologists to prescribe medicationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a right currently restricted to psychiatrists) to entertainment gossip (Tom Cruise recently made headlines with his unprovoked rant against modern psychiatry) to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medicine cabinets (the use of antidepressants has nearly tripled in the past decade). In a field dominated by prescription pills, Champaign resident Dirk Mol offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;eye movement desensitization and reprocessingâ&#x20AC;? (EMDR) and sensorimotor psychotherapy to people who suffer from mental illness. Given the ever-rising cost of psychiatric drugs and their unwelcome side effects, some Americans are turning away from Zoloft and seeking out people like Mol for nondrug treatment. From 1990 to 1997, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that the use of alternative therapies rose nearly 10 percent. Today, more than one-third of U.S. adults have used complementary and alternative medicine, according to a survey by the NIH. Depression, anxiety and insomnia are among the

primary illnesses treated this way. The Washington Post reported that nearly a million Americans have been treated with EMDR, which involves specific eye movements to stimulate the right and left sides of the brain. In fact, the U.S. Department of Defense recommended EMDR for all veterans suffering from trauma. But EMDR is just one of many nondrug treatments to choose from.The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) cites dozens of treatments that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t involve pillsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from the herbal supplement St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wort to the ancient Indian practice of yoga. Others include pastoral counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture, self-help and support groups. But while the use of nondrug treatments has increased, insurance coverage has failed to keep up with the trend. Most coverage remains limited to acupuncture or chiropractic services. Still, coverage has improved during the past five years. Fortyseven percent of employees with company-sponsored health insurance had coverage for acupuncture in 2004, up from 33 percent in 2002, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust. Even without insurance coverage, nondrug treatments often cost far less than psychiatric medicationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a serious consideration for the growing number of uninsured Americans for whom prescription drugs are financially out-of-reach. While some drugs like lithium cost nearly $400 per month, Mol

charges $60 per hour, and most self-help groups are free. In 1997 alone, the budget for the National Center of Alternative and Complementary Medicine increased by nearly $5 million. Consumers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only ones turning to alternative treatments.What was once considered alternative only a few decades ago is now being utilized by mainstream health-care providers. Dr. David Lawrance, the director of the McKinley Health Center, said nondrug treatments such as art therapy are common in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospitals, including Urbanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Carle Clinic. In fact, more than a quarter of alternative health-care consumers were referred to such treatment by a psychiatrist or doctor. But other doctors argue there is not enough scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of alternative treatments. A government agency to evaluate alternative treatments didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even exist until 1992, when The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine was founded. Because proven track records and hard scientific proof are lacking for some nondrug treatments, some people view them with skepticism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are people out there who are happy to capitalize on other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s misery and more than happy to take their money,â&#x20AC;? said Fannie Griffin, president of the Champaign County chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think people who have brain disorders are more susceptible to being taken in by such folks.â&#x20AC;? Indeed, nondrug treatments do not work for all people. Veronica Brockway, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, saw four different therapists before finally turning to pharmaceutical drugs. While years of psychotherapy, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;talk therapy,â&#x20AC;? failed to alleviate the severe social anxiety that plagued her adolescence, Brockway said the antidepressant Zoloft has proven to be remarkably effective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives me enough strength to realize that I can do things instead of run away from them, which is what I think a medication should do,â&#x20AC;? Brockway said. For people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, medication is often the only way to control the mania or paranoia that disrupts daily life. Jon Schaeffer*, a senior at the University, said he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to attend classes and work part time without the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. While Mol is quick to acknowledge the benefits of pharmaceutical drugs, he said too many consumers see such drugs as â&#x20AC;&#x153;magic bullets.â&#x20AC;? Overmedication has become a serious problem for mental health consumers and providers these days, he said. While medication might be the best way to control the symptoms of a mental illness, psychotherapy and EMDR can help individuals cope with the illness, Mol said. This theme of coping over curing is a resounding one among those who tout the value of nondrug treatments. And for researchers like Judith Cooke, this shift is a welcome one.While psychiatric drugs treat the symptoms, many alternative treatments focus on preventing or coping with an illness. As director of the University of Illinois at Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability, Cooke said more

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An archaeologist found 2,000-year-old date seeds in an excavation at King Herodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s palace on Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mount Masada. He brought them back to a lab at his university and left them in a drawer. They eventually caught the attention of botanist Elaine Solowey, who decided to see if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d grow. Seven months later, one plant was over a foot tall and had six healthy leaves. An ancient seed, lifeless for so long, had bloomed. I foresee a comparable development in your life, Leo: You will retrieve a dormant kernel or fading ember from the past and bring it to vibrant life.

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(April 20-May 20)

You really need a new 7,000-square-foot home with 15 bedrooms, three jacuzzis, a state-of-the-art kitchen, expansive views, terraced gardens, and a swimming pool. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford that right now, you should at least spruce up and renovate your inner environment. I suggest you throw out a bunch of old psychic furniture, repaint the walls of your imagination,and plant some make-believe fruit trees in your conscience.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

Pablo Picasso is the patron saint of getting paid for doing what you love to do. Over 200 of his paintings sold for more than a million dollars apiece, and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wait until he was dead to get a lot of that money. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your role model in the coming weeks, Gemini. It will be an excellent time for you not only to follow your bliss, but also to profit from following your bliss.Turn your thoughts to Picasso whenever you need a boost. Imagine that like him, you can find a way to be secure about money as you do what makes you feel at home in the world.

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(June 21-July 22)

During my years in college, I enjoyed watching the evolution of Richard, a shy geek in my creative writing classes. Long before he penned a single good poem, he was a bohemian art poseur. On his backpack there was a button with the image of rock poet Patti Smith. He often wore a t-shirt bearing a quote from poetry icon Allen Ginsberg, and he was never without his book

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an intellectual atheist who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in mysteries you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see, I encourage you to make Artemis your ally. The goddess of wild places, she asks you to believe that the best place to rest and recharge is not a luxurious spa where all your needs are attended to, but rather a lush wilderness deep in the middle of nowhere. Artemis loves the animals, and she loves the animal in you. She arouses your instinctual fertility, which may fill you with a kind of longing that awakens your creativity. A fierce nurturer, she feeds your soul by stirring your sense of adventure. She unleashes the wild woman within you, even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a man.

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(Nov. 22-Dec.21)

Pink elephants are usually invoked in the same spirit as flying pigs. Both are emblematic of silly fantasies generated by intoxication or an aberrant imagination. And yet the truth is that there *are* such beasts as pink elephants. Many of them live in India where the soil is red. They constantly spray dust on themselves to serve as a barrier against insects, and in so doing take on a permanent pink hue. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make those pink elephants your power animals in the coming week, Sagittarius. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be an inspiration as you start turning one of your seemingly unlikely or impossible dreams into a practical reality.

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(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The astrological omens will soon favor a splashy union. It could come in the form of a wedding or a reworking of your marriage vows. It could mean an adventurous collaboration with a business partner or a deepened commitment to an old ally. You might even consider intensifying your devotion to an idea that inspires you or sharpening your concentration on a future event that will marshal your lust for life.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

There is a proverb from the American culture of the early 21st century that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to run by you, Libra: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never reveal all you know, confess everything you feel, show how much you care, or give all you have.â&#x20AC;? According to my astrological analysis, this is the worst possible advice you could receive in order to thrive in the coming weeks. In fact, if it were up to me, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do just the opposite. I understand if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring yourself to do that, especially if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an American. Nonetheless, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what would be good for you.

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Psychiatrist R.D. Laing espoused a view of insanity thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s radically different from the conventional wisdom. He said the rules of the game in the so-called normal world are crazy and sick. So when a person has a breakdown and no longer agrees to play by those rules, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually a sign of vitality. In fact, a period of chaotic rebellion may be the only way to burst free from the lunacy of everyday life. Eventually, of course, the escapee has to return to a semblance of mental health and create a new relationship with the normal world, though in such a way that he or she will be less susceptible to its pathologies. Often the process Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just described is a terrible ordeal, even when it results in a dramatic healing. But right now, you Pisceans can experience a fun and enjoyable version of it.

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A man in Illinois was growing increasingly impatient with his two houseguests. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like how much crack they smoked, and was hesitant to bring a potential girlfriend home for fear sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be turned off by the seedy ambiance. Unable to convince the drug-crazed parasites to leave, he resorted to an extreme measure: He set his own house on fire. The ploy worked, in the sense that his house was empty again. Unfortunately, the damage was so extensive that he himself couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live there anymore. Make sure you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything similar in the coming week, Aquarius. There are lots of effective ways to get rid of a certain annoyance without hurting your own interests.

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conventional medical treatments. But because psychiatrists are medical doctors, and therefore bound by the strict rules set out by the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Cooke said the one-size-fits-all approach to psychiatric treatment often leaves consumers feeling alienated or disempowered. For some, conventional medical treatment becomes confinement. Before entering a hospital for treatment, individuals suffering from poor mental health must first sign over their rights. Alternative approachesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with their less institutional and formal settingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are often perceived as friendlier than most doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offices. Instead of waiting rooms and fluorescent lights, Molâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is a cozy bungalow attached to his home. Some European countries have already adopted more progressive, less medical approaches to mental health treatment, Johansen said. Facilities for people with drug addictions or mental illness in Denmark look less like hospitals and more like â&#x20AC;&#x153;bed and breakfasts.â&#x20AC;? Moreover, nondrug approaches like support groups can offer what many doctors cannotâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;empathy and practical advice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little more believable coming from people who have been through it,â&#x20AC;? Cooke said. For Sten Johansen, the education and emotional encouragement provided by nondrug approaches like DBSA are just as valuable as the effects of antidepressants like Zoloft. Unlike doctors who are bound by professional and ethical standards, members of DBSA can give someone a hug when they need one, he said. buzz

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daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strange behavior and the enigmatic building janitor (Pete Postlewaite), Dahlia investigates the flooded apartment upstairs. As you might expect, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like the former tenant has exactly vacated the premises. For a â&#x20AC;&#x153;horrorâ&#x20AC;? film, Dark Water certainly lacks the necessary amount of cheap scares that American audiences have come to expect. There is an overwhelming feeling of dread resonating throughout the story, more akin to the classic chiller Rosemaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baby. Dark Water works less as a straightforward horror story and more as a familial drama that happens to be set against a supernatural backdrop. Writer Rafael Yglesias (Fearless) slowly peels away Dahliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layers to reveal her intense childhood traumas. Her struggle for independence speaks volumes for the plight of the modern woman, as she must maintain her lifestyle and care for her daughter. Her character is well-constructed and the ending fills a certain void that leaves the audience with a satisfactory finale. Jennifer Connelly plays the courageous heroine with skill and poise. As in A Beautiful Mind, she is adept in her portrayal of an emotionally tortured spouse. Her frustrations are the result of internal scars from a childhood of neglect and abandonment. She seamlessly fluctuates between maternal and frightened, creating a tangible character while radiating silent beauty. As we take the journey with Dahlia through the ominous cor-

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Before their first game, McCormick meets the coach of the opposing Vikings, Larry Burgess, played brilliantly here by Patrick Warburton, who brought a bit of both his David Puddy of Seinfeld and Joe Swanson of Family Guy to the role. He will undoubtedly become the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archrival and its foe in the state championship. On their way to the top, Lawrenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character will learn as much from his athletes as they do from him. All the usual stuff like teamwork not just applying to basketball, but to life, too, can be found packaged nicely in the film.Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kid who gets so nervous every time he plays that he vomits.Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the lone girl on the team, who is actually the toughest of them all. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 6-foot-2-inch boy who must wear a T-shirt under his jersey because of his excessive perspiration. Will these kids so inspire their coach that he will stay on as coach of the Smelters? Or will he return to his old coaching job in college basketball? Does anyone care? Rebound is about kids, and it will only be enjoyed by kids. The only interesting thing to consider during the film is whether it will take the Little Big League path of misfits coming together to make it to the championship and then lose. But they still tried, right? And isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that what really counts? Or, will it be that the misfits will come together to win it all as the extreme underdogs, like the Little Giants? On second thought, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that interesting at all. s o u n d s

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David Stratton received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1987, an M.S. in drawing from Illinois State University in 1990 and an M.F.A. in painting from ISU in 1992. He has exhibited in approximately 14 solo shows, most notably the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and the Madisonville Center for Fine Arts (49 paintings). Stratton has received the “Al Smith” fellowship award, the highest fellowship award from the Kentucky Arts Council, an award decided using an anonymous jury of nationally acclaimed artists. His background is a mixture of freelance graphic design work and full-time design work, but always teaching art-graphic design-software and making stuff. He has lived in Bloomington, Ill., Greensboro, N.C., and currently lives in Owensboro, Ky. What piece are you most proud of and why?

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It’s always fun to play shows there, and then Dave Domal has the knack of bringing together three very different yet complementary bands for a show. BUZZ:

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For the history books:Who are, and were,The Opportunists? ARUN: The Opportunists are two drummers (Meghan Krausch and myself) and two guitarists (Miranda O’Dell and Cyrus Pireh). We formed in January 2004, and our last performance will be this Saturday. BUZZ: There will be a posthumous CD release, right? ARUN: It’s our hope and intent that a CD release of our collected works will coincide with our final show, but that may be a bit ambitious. We recorded our songs this spring, with Cyrus doing the engineering. Cyrus is also mixing down the songs, and his recent move to NYC has slowed down that work. I still expect that the CD will be ready this Saturday, though.

Going into this show, what has been your best show experience (together) to date? ARUN: It’s hard to pick just one, and I must say we’ve been thankful that the Women’s Booking Collective and Dave Domal have both been so supportive of us. Our second-to-last show, which would have been our last show if not for the energy and support that enabled this show in July, was at Mike ‘n Molly’s (upstairs), and that felt just right to all of us. This weekend’s show will be our third at Mike ‘n Molly’s.This one will be in the beer garden, but the other two were upstairs, and there’s something about that room that has great rock energy. The room is narrow, the ceiling is low, the lighting is dim, and the drums easily fill the room.

Dave rocks. ARUN: It’s true! BUZZ: Anything out of the ordinary prepared for this show? ARUN: I’m afraid I’d have to keep that under wraps. I’m hoping that we’ll have the CD ready then, and that in itself will be extraordinary for us, and perhaps we’ll have some surprises involving the CD. BUZZ: You

and Cyrus have been in myriad bands before. What is next for the four of you? ARUN: Cyrus is now a street musician on the streets and subways of NYC. Only time will tell what happens to me next. We hope that Miranda will continue to perform. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Meghan and Cyrus continue to collaborate in NYC.

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BUZZ: Any other thoughts? ARUN: It’s been challenging playing in a band like this, with two drummers and no bassist, but it’s also been great fun, and I hope that anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see us yet would come check us out this Saturday. At times we’re approximately twice as loud as most rock bands, so be sure to bring earplugs.

Because THE OPPORTUNISTS have always emphasized the issue of gender balance in rock ‘n’ roll, Buzz also spoke to guitarist Miranda O’Dell, who informed us that people who make it out to the show “will be cooler and sexier” because they will get to see three great, gender-balanced bands.

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I am most proud of the new 15 pieces in this show. That is because in seeing them on nice clean walls, framed (instead of in the workings of the studio) it was like seeing the work for the first time. Not that the older work lacks credibility, but the new work seems to embody more clearly my artistic goals of bridging a sense of place with an image and a sense of identity with an object. I take pride in the possibility that my goals and direction of my artistic research seems sound and credible with the impressions and impact of the new works.

What inspires you?

I am a problem solver. That is why I love graphic design and also fine art. It is in my artistic goals that I find inspiration to apply image and object, layers of color, details and lost information, and hopefully recognizing completeness. ‘Aesthetic moments’ are a reality which frustrate those who seek to have a clear universal definition, yet those still acknowledge a reality that ‘aesthetic’ events happen to all humans, however defined. Art might just be what divides the human from the animal. Such thoughts are what inspire me to assume and have faith that making art is not completely an insane vocation. One can quibble over a specific definition but yet agree something happens which makes it universal although ineffable.

of a reader. It will influence the artwork; don’t know how, but it does all come out in the wash some time or another, so I am curious to see how. What mediums have you worked with outside of painting?

I have worked with mixed media constructions, clay objects functional and nonfunctional, and woodworking objects functional and non. I also love graphic design,Web site work and also animation software; it allows a different challenge of goals and also emphasis.

When did you begin painting and what was your first painting?

I have always drawn since very early childhood. I think my first painting was at age 10. It was a mountain lion and was very bad. Who have you been influenced by?

I have been influenced by ISU faculty, UTK faculty, friends, and also other artists such as Jasper Johns, Lucien Freud, Georgio Morandi and Sean Scully.The aesthetic style called ‘minimalism’ is also a underlying influence to why most of the works are square in format, and also a presentation I prefer. Plus, I am influenced by my personal inclination to experiment, examine, analyze and explore whatever becomes a consistent nagging thought. My thoughts are often and usually scattered (if you ever try to carry on a conversation with me, this will be quickly obvious), so the ones that linger and return become an interest for scrutiny. Looking back at artwork and my artistic research rhetoric, it is comforting to see that wherever such interests and experiments might lead, that path and the results seem consistent. That comfort inspires me to make more stuff. The most recent influence has been being involved in co-writing a book on art and ethics. This has led me to research and read philosophers, aestheticians, ethicists and others. I am not a writer nor much

COLONEL RHODES are also saying goodbye because of band members moving. Buzz spoke to Redford-esque guitarist Seth Hubbard about the move.

“We knew when we started this band last August that it might only be able to stay together for one year,” Hubbard remarked via e-mail. “ We had hopes that it would last longer, but the reality is that it is hard to have people put off making major life decisions for a virtually unknown band.We have had an amazing time over the past year and have gotten to play some great shows. After our last show on July 23, we will be breaking up. Liz is moving to Cincinnati to pursue a career in theater, Dave is moving to Nashville, and Robert is moving to Seattle.” The band has morphed from alt-country into slicker, female-fronted ‘60s-styled pop, and Hubbard says it will experience another change. The music will continue under a different name. “Matt and I are planning on starting a new band once everyone has moved away. It is a downer to have this end, but hopefully with a new project it will generate some creativity and hopefully some good music.” buzz THE OPPORTUNISTS will play their final show this Saturday at Mike ‘n Molly’s. Headlining are “please-don’t-call-them-Primus” scenester trio Triple Whip, and Cameo Turret open.The show begins at 10 p.m. with a $4 cover. The final COLONEL RHODES show will take place July 23 at Mike ‘n Molly’s. Rhodes will headline with performances by Fitzgerald and Nick Africano, all for a $4 cover.The show begins at 10 p.m. COLONEL RHODES will also appear live on WEFT-FM 90.1 Monday, July 18 at 10 p.m.

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Mathew Green, the director of Tape, the new play at the Station Theatre, is very excited about the

play as it is his first experience with the Station. He submitted three proposals when they asked for ideas, and his proposal for Tape was chosen.While this is his first time at the Station, Green is by no means a newcomer to theater. He has directed other plays in the past, has won the Edward Albee Last Frontier Award for Best New Play twice, and said that he primarily considers himself a playwright. He appreciates this play, with three main characters, for the psychological mind games as well the way it shows the complexity of human relations. It runs around 70 minutes, and it will be showing today, Friday and Saturday (14-16) at 8 p.m. The basic premise of the play is that Vince, played by Aaron Matthew Polk, is meeting up with Jon, played by David Wilhelm, after they have not seen each other since high school. Jon thinks it is a reunion of sorts, while Vince has an ulterior motive.The final character,Amy, played by Mathew Green’s wife Lindsay Green, enters the stage in the last third of the play, taking control by the

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It gave a sense of danger and valor to his search for higher power. I tried to reason with the altitude-crazed fool, but he was beyond reason. He reached into his back pocket and pulled out a pack of cigarettes rolled in Psalms and Proverbs and began to quote Rush Limbaugh, calling me a sodomite. Clearly a case of mistaken identity. I promptly socked him in the nose, not because I felt that his comment was particularly insulting, for I have nothing but respect for the life choices of all men, but because it was not true. Also, because I was trying to rid myself of these God-awful sun-spectacles. Almost immediately after I landed my blow, I heard sirens approaching. I ran hard and fast. I ran until I found sanctuary in a laboratory full of sexless research scientists. They offered me a glass of orange juice and a seat. However, soon after I sat down they were poking and prodding at my body with various instruments. Their pocket-protected pockets were oozing with bleach and disinfectant. “Your glasses are most intriguing. Can we run them through the machine for testing?” “No!” “Oh please, how else will we know what physical properties they hold if we do not analyze them properly?” Their leader wore a shirt which read BEWARE OF THAT WHICH CLAIMS TO BE INEXPLICABLE. And so I ran, harder and faster than before. I ran until I reached a rally being held in the park. An enormous man stood on the stage gesturing with flailing arms and speaking to the crowd. His boomed,“I promise that if I am elected, I will do everything in my power to get the people of this great ‘state’ the money that they need to preserve programs such as this one.” Upon noticing my abrupt entrance, the speaker stopped and looked in my direction, “Whoa, what’s the hurry, friend?

What’s your name?” WHO ME, I thought, before gaining enough composure to respond. “None of your goddamned business,” I finally spoke. The crowd was upended with laughter, the speaker remained calm, “Well that’s alright, you don’t have to tell us your name, we already know it.The point is, that we respect the rights of those in our community who, like yourself, wear tortoise-shelled sunglasses, and I can promise you this, that we will fight day and night to protect those rights. I mean, who’s to say what kind of glasses a man wears, am I right?” Just then a short shadowy figure emerged from behind the speaker. As he crept closer and closer to the pulpit it became clear to everyone who was watching what was about to take place.The slinking man depantsed him. “This man’s a fraud, vote for me!” he screamed as he floated away on the ladder of a hot air balloon shaped like a zeppelin. He soon crashed and burned, while the crowd watched in amusement chanting, “Mussolini was a weenie.” I ran again, this time being tripped and covered with various political bumper stickers on the way. I slowed to a walk when I could no longer hear the voices of the opinionated rabble. I took off the glasses and things calmed down considerably, but I soon became disappointed by the lackluster quality of my unaided vision. I put the glasses back on and the earth began to spin more furiously than before. Turning the corner I encountered a circus. Trapeze artists bounced, swung, balanced in the air. A clown with one eye begged for a flower that would not squirt him when he smelled it. The lion tamer was giving up because he knew that his efforts were

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becoming more and more futile. Sixteen Siamese Twins struggled desperately to figure out how they had lost their jobs at an accounting firm in Manhattan, but only came to one conclusion. Or was it two conclusions? Outside the bearded lady’s tent a man knelt shaving his legs with a rusty razor. The fortune-telling gypsy said, “Stranger things have happened.” I agreed, but did not know why. When she pointed to the museum I knew. I left the circus with a tuft of cotton candy in my hand, the sugar was melting all over my wrist. I took off the glasses once again and headed straight back toward the house and the bed that I had risen from that morning. The woman was standing underneath an umbrella in the far right corner of the room.“It’s raining cats and dogs in here.” I noticed she was wearing her own sunglasses, not unlike the ones she had given me, which I proceeded to put back on. Just as I put them back on two felines and a canine dropped from the ceiling. “Why did you give these tortoise-shelled glasses to me?” I said. “Because, you were moving too fast. Much faster than any tortoise would. And besides, I like you.” “Do you know about the circus?” I asked in a hopeful voice. “Uh-huh.” “Well what should we do now that I know?” “Why are you asking me? Can’t you see now?” I closed my eyes and tried to hold a vision. “Galapagos?” I hesitantly whispered. She smiled,“How about we start with the San Diego Zoo, and see where that leads us, OK?” I grabbed an umbrella and we walked out the door. In the streets children were parading through a blizzard of ticker tape. Calvin and Hobbes had just won the war. “Gee mister, you sure got a pretty girlfriend,” he said to me. I blushed at the prospect of it. “Hey, do you guys want to be in the parade? All you gotta do is pretend,” he went on to say.“Sure,” I said, “as long as we can move real slow, like turtles.”“I don’t see why not,” he said, “It’s a free country!” He made a good point and we continued on our way, moving as slow and as fast as we pleased, trying to conceal our smiles from the rest of the world as it zipped by our spectacled eyes going so fast that we remained completely undetected.

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Belle & Sebastian are more than just a very good band, they are a cult. A massive group of youth obsess over their every word and get carried away by every one of their gorgeous melodies. The fanatical appeal of the Scottish ensemble has been compared to that of The Smiths, and on the compilation Push Barman to Open All Wounds the band cements a place alongside Morrisey in the halls of indie. Though they have had near-perfect full-lengths before (Tigermilk), nothing else fully encapsulates the beauty of Belle & Sebastian like this massive 25-song retrospective. The first disc alone, which highlights the earliest material, would have been up for album of the year if it were ever released as a whole. From the brisk confessional “The State I Am In” to the rising crescendo of “String Bean Jean,” these are songs that should have been celebrated in their time as massive hits. “Lazy Line Painter Jane” shows off a versatility not readily seen on the albums, as it carries itself with a country swing, and “Photo Jenny” reveals the sound that would eventually evolve into a signature. The two halves of the record reveal the growing sound of the band; from a simpler era into a more experimental time, while never losing their reliance on harmony. The second disc peaks on “I’m Waking Up to Us.” The song begins with a neat little bassline and the words “I need someone to take some joy in something I do,” a perfectly tragic line. Push Barman to Open all Wounds is littered with traces of the genius that birthed Tigermilk and Dear Catastrophe Waitress as well as the hidden experimental tendencies that gave us last year’s brilliant Books EP. It is in every way an essential recording; not just for rabid fans of the duo, but for anyone who wishes to understand the evolution of indie pop.

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Happy Bastille Day! For the first time since Feb. 25, American Minor played out in Champaign-Urbana on July 5, and it was the loudest set I have heard so far this year.They played everything off their forthcoming album except their power ballad “All My Time” and “One Last Supper.” Lead single “Walk On” is in radio rotation already, as is unofficial single “Mr. Queen” here and elsewhere radio is less rigid. During their set, frontman Robert McCutcheon announced the release party for their self-titled album: Aug. 26 at The Canopy Club. The other release party is in Huntington (W.V.) on Aug. 19 at Monkey Bar. These guys stay true to both their hometowns. By today, the Shipwreck album Origin ought to be available on compact disc. Since it was not ready in time for the release party, though, the band opted to offer the whole thing online for free download for the whole month of July. This is both a gift and an experiment, so let Shipwreck know what you think. The URL is shipwreckband.com. Although not advertised as a release party, the farewell show for The Opportunists applies the same uncertainty principle at the merch table. See elsewhere this issue for a mini-interview with drummer Arun Bhalla and guitarist Miranda O’Dell. The other drummer Meghan Krausch and other guitarist Cyrus Pireh

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were wedded May 29 and will live in New York. The farewell show is Saturday in the beer garden at Mike ‘n Molly’s, with Triple Whip and Cameo Turret. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Now a trio, The Greedy Loves perform tonight at 6 outside the Virginia Theatre for the opening night of Seussical: The Musical! by Champaign-Urbana Theater Company. Guitarist Karla Melendez joins the band for both sets. This is specifically geared toward all ages. Afterward, straight down the street, Barb Hamilton plays the blues at 8 p.m. on the patio at Aroma. Members of Drawing a Blank and two other Chicago acts (The 9 Spot and Jinxpack) have combined to form Toxic Toast, a Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover band. The first concert is Aug. 6 at the Abbey Pub, with another Aug. 31 at The Double Door. As a pop-punk sextet, Drawing a Blank maintained a strong scene presence here through October 2003. Marc Katz doubles as frontman for Drawing a Blank and Toxic Toast. Solution to the mystery last time: The special guest at the Brother Embassy birthday party was none other than newly bejeweled Triple Whip drummer Jane Boxall, who brought bongos and joined Brother Embassy drummer Mike Meek on three songs for twice the percussive pleasure.

#84 Todd J. Hunter hosts WEFT Sessions and Champaign Local 901, two hours of live local music every Monday night at 10 on 90.1 FM. Send news to soundground@excite.com.

w H at tH e He L L? MOMENT OF THE WEEK Everybody’s favorite scandalous female rapper, Lil’ Kim, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison by Judge Gerard Lynch in Manhattan on July 6. In addition to her time in prison, she must pay $50,000 and be on three years of probation after prison. Convicted of three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy, there is no doubt that she deserves this severe punishment for lying. Child molestation, however, is quite all right. s o u n d s

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Dancing Tango [lesson and dance] Verde Gallery, 8pm, $5

The Opportunists’ Farewell Show:

Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's, 9pm-1am, free

Triple Whip, The Opportunists, Cameo Turret Mike ‘n Molly’s, 10 p.m., $4

THURSDAY July 14 Live Music Caleb Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, free The Greedy Loves Virginia Theatre, 6pm, free Chris Reymen Trio The Iron Post, 7-9pm, TBA Acoustic Music series: Barb Hamilton Aroma, 8pm, free Jammin' Jimmy Bean Tommy G's, 9pm, free Jazz Night: Jay Ferguson 4 Zorba's, 9:30pm-12:30am, $3 Tribute to Summer Camp: Goat Motor, Madahoochi The Canopy Club, 10pm, $3 Mad Science Fair, Below Eden, Pointed Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Kilborn Alley [blues] Joe's Brewery, 5-8pm, free DJ Generic DJ Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm-2am, TBA DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, electro] Barfly, 10pm, free The White Affair: DJ Delayney, DJ Roc On, DJ Che, DJ Bris Nargile, 9pm, $5 DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10pm, free Solace: DJ Mertz [house] Soma, 10pm, cover Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Pia's of Rantoul, 9pm-1am, free Dancing UIUC Swing Society McKinley Foundation 9:30pm-12am, free Health and Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Belly Dance for Fitness Gold’s Gym, Champaign, 7:30pm, $7-$9

Group Meditation Ananda Liina, 2308 N. High Cross Rd Urbana, 5:30pm, free Wine Tasting Krannert Uncorked Krannert Art Center Lobby 5pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Funfare Urbana Free Library, preschool groups: 9:4510:15am, families: 10:30-11am, free World of Rhythm Urbana Free Library, 12-1pm, free

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July 15 Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Eclectic Theory White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 The Salamanders [featuring Dave Dreyer] Mike 'n Molly's, 5-7pm, $3 Brandon T. Washington The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA Mike Ingram Tommy G's, 5-7pm, free The Prairie Dogs [bluegrass] Tommy's, 5:30pm, free Kelly's Heroes [rock] Fat City Saloon, 8:30pm, free Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA The Painkillers [blues] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Dropsixx, Machines That Think Nargile, 10pm, $3 Mas Destruction: Redeeming Damnation, Ocularis, TBA Paulie's, 10pm, $5 Posin' [Poison tribute band] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm-2am, TBA DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10:30pm, $5

Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 11am, free

The Champaign-Urbana music community takes a hit this weekend as local band The Opportunists play their final show. Band members Meghan Krausch (drums/vocals) and Cyrus Pireh (guitar/vocals) bid adieu to C-U to pursue grad school.This is the last chance to hear The Opportunists’ catchy base melodies overlaid with a beautiful lead melody. Download their song “Just Like Reading Rainbow” from their Web site (http://www.the-opportunists.com) to get a taste of their sound.

Auction Champaign Area Fish Exchange Winter Auction [aquarium hobby items] Urbana Civic Center, doors open at 8am, auction begins at 10:30am

Headlining the show will be C-U favorite art/funk/indie rock band Triple Whip. Consisting of only one guitarist, one bassist, and one drummer,Triple Whip can create a massive groove despite the low body count.

Live Music The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Liquid Courage Open Mic Night Geovanti's, 8pm-12am, free Ronnie Baker Brooks The Highdive, doors at 5pm, show at 6pm, $12 in advance, $15 at the door Hot club d'Urbana The Iron Post, 8pm, TBA Minamina Goodsong, Beat Kitchen Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $5

Cameo Turret open the show with their blend of atmospheric rock featuring lush female vocals.Weather permitting the show will be held in Mike ‘n Molly’s beautiful outdoor beer garden. —Cassie Conner Logo: http://www.the-opportunists.com/

Support Groups Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Heritage Room, Provena Hospital, 7pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 10pm-2am, TBA Karaoke American Legion, 8pm-1am, TBA Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Scrapbook Crop Night [bring your scrapbook or card projects and indulge yourself in uninterrupted creative time. Use our tools. Door prizes and discounts] Michaels Arts & Crafts, 2-4pm, $5 Falun Gong Workshop [learn a peaceful and relaxing meditation practice composed of five sets of exercises and guided by the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance] Illini Union Rm 210, 7-9pm, free

SATURDAY July 16 Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1

Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 The Brat Pack [‘80s covers] U of I Main Quad, 6-10pm, free Music Among the Vines: The Impalas [blues] Alto Vineyards, 7:30pm, $3 Merge [rock covers] Fat City Saloon, 8:30pm, free Fotamana The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Rumpled Tweed Paulie's, 9:30pm, TBA Cemetery Gatez [Pantera tribute band], Pariah, Buttonhook The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5 Eclectic Theory, Doxy [rock] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 The Opportunists' Farewell Show: Triple Whip, The Opportunists, Cameo Turret Mike 'n Molly's, 10pm, $4 Beggar's Banquet [Rolling Stones tribute band] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm2am, TBA DJ Night Paulie's, 9pm, free

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MONDAY July 18 Live Music Jazz Jam with ParaDocs The Iron Post, 8-11pm, TBA Chris and Jim [cover band] White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Finga Lickin' The Office, 10:30pm, free Love and Joy [comedy and R&B] The Canopy Club, 10pm, $3 Open Mic Night hosed by Mike Ingram Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Quad Remedy [rock] Tommy G's, 10pm, free

Be a court-appointed special advocate for an abused or neglected child As the Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates Web site says, “Imagine, after being abused and neglected by your caregiver ... Being handed a garbage bag by a stranger and being told to put all your belongings inside. Being taken from your home or school, while your mother cried or your father screamed, or maybe no one said anything at all.” As a CASA volunteer, you can help a neglected or abused child get the comfort and services he or she needs. CASA volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers give a child a voice in the courtroom where they otherwise might not be heard.Volunteers from all cultural, professional, ethic and educational backgrounds are welcome. Call Genevieve Lambert at (217) 384-9065 for additional details on how to get involved as a CASA Advocate.

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DJ Resoate [hip hop] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10pm, $5 DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ White Horse Inn, 10pm, free "G" Force DJ The Brickhouse, 10pm-2am Night of Elegance: DJ Asiatic, DJ Dice [jazz, R&B, hip hop, reggaeton] Nargile, 8pm, cover DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, cover Q96 Saturday Night Club Cast with DJ Naughty Boy Joe’s Brewery, 11pm-1am, free

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Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Consent Workshop [Learn what consent is and what it is not, ways to understand people's signs for consent and ways for you to ask for consent, as well as figuring out ways to reach the ultimate safe and healthy sex] Urbana Free Library, Conference Room 6:30pm, free

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DJ Lil Big Bass [drum n bass, 2 step] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Elise [deep house, broken beat] Boltini, 6pm, free DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, cover

DJ Mojito Mondays [lounge music] Nargile, 10pm, free DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Delayney [hip hop/soul] Barfly, 10pm, free

Live Music Bluegrass Jam Verde Gallery, 7-9:30pm, free Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Mike Ingram The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Adam Wolfe's Acoustic Night with Jess Greenlee Tommy G's, 10pm, free Open Stage Espresso Royale Goodwin & Oregon 8pm, free Larry Gates [acoustic] White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Summer Jazz Band [lead by Chip McNeill] Krannert Center, 7:30pm, $2-$6 DJ DJ JB [hip hop music videos] Nargile, 9pm, free DJ Lil Big Bass [drum n bass, 2 step] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Throw Rag, XXX Smut, The Habitual Line Steppers Cowboy Monkey, 10:30pm, $6 Subversion: DJ ZoZo, DJ Evily, DJ TwinScin [goth/industrial/electro] The Highdive, 10pm, $2 Tremblin BG Barfly, 10pm, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Neil St. Pub, 8pm-12am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's , 9pm-1am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke and DJ Track's, 9pm-1am Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 7pm, free Support Groups Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Heritage Room, Provena Hospital, 7pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops The Way of the Jedi [Learn about the power of your mind and how to wield it like a light saber] School of Metaphysics, 7:30pm, free One Book, One Campus Student Summer Reading Group [reading and discussing Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich] Illini Union Bookstore, 6-7pm Babies’ Lap Time Urbana Free Library, 10:30-11am, free

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WEDNESDAY July 20 Live Music Apollo Poetics Nargile, 10pm, free Chambana Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips, 8-10pm Ed O'Hare and Friends Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Blues Night: Kilborn Alley Tommy G's, 10pm, free Chambana Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 8-10pm Boneyard Jazz Quintet The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA U of I Jazz Faculty The Iron Post, 8pm, TBA Urbana Booking Co. Presents: Sick Day, Prizzy Prizzy Please, Elsinore The Canopy Club, 9pm, $5 DJ Chef Ra [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ JB [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free Dancing Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 7:30pm, free Salsa Dancing [salsa/mambo/bachata] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geovanti's, 10pm-2am, free Comedy Improv @ Verde: Featuring Zoo Theatre Company [improv comedy] Verde Gallery, 8pm, $4 Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Open Poetry Night [writers may read their own work or just listen] Illini Union Bookstore,7-8 pm Superhero Costume Bash Urbana Free Library, 10:30-11:30am, free Fitness Yoga Ananda Liina, 2308 N. High Cross Rd. Urbana, 5:30-7pm, free

Art&T heater Recent Works by Louis Ballard and Hua Nian [Community artists ponder existence through vibrant ceramics and acrylic/watercolorpainted creations. Using their chosen medium as a springboard, each artist illuminates the concept of personal identity born through life experience.] Parkland Art Gallery July 14 - Aug. 4, Opening reception July 14, 6-8 pm, Gallery Lounge. Artists' Talk July 14, 7pm, Art Gallery. The Pilsen Photo Group [This Chicago based collective creates,displays and promotes experimental and traditional photography in their gallery in the historic Pilsen arts community. The show will feature the work of Champaign artist Richard Wilson.] Cinema Gallery through Aug. 13 Study of Verbs and Study of Landscapes [abstract paintings by Sven] Aroma Cafe through Aug. 31 American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh [This major retrospective is the first complete survey of the remarkable photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (1924 -1983). A landscape photographer in the broadest sense, Sinsabaugh photographed rural and urban American environments, capturing a richly nuanced sense of space. The exhibition includes his two most important series, Midwest Landscapes and Chicago Landscapes, as well as extremely rare mounted exhibition prints.] Krannert Art Museum through July 31 Invisible Infrastructure: Maps and Photographs [Works by Christian Sandvig and Hope Hall] Humanities Lecture Hall through July 22 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave, www.iprh.uiuc.edu

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Landscapes [works from David Stratton] Verde Gallery through July. Opening reception July 7, 7pm. Hamish Fulton: Walking as Knowing as Making Krannert Art Museum through July 31 Art at Cafe Kopi [acrylic works by Lisa Strassheim] Cafe Kopi through July One Common Denominator [a show presenting the work of Sandra Ahten, Brian Bialeschki, Chris Evans, Jaimie Kruidenier, Arlene Rappaport, Lisa and Lark Moreno, Steve Selander, Michael and Bridgette Sherfield, and John Short] Old Vic Art Gallery through July 15 Fun at the Furniture Lounge [nostalgic paintings by Sandra Ahten as fun adornments for a collection of retro modern furniture and housewares] the Furniture Lounge through July 15 Art With Intention Open Studio [Individually directed drop-in studio time allowing adults to explore their creative voices. Instructed by Sandra Ahten] Thursdays, 4-9pm. Visit www.spiritofsandra.com for details and location. Aroma Cafe is looking for artists to exhibit their work. If you are interested in exhibiting your art, please contact Amanda Bickel, art coordinator at Aroma Cafe at art4aroma@yahoo.com.

Recent Works by Louis Ballard and Hua Nian. Painting by Hua Nian. Ceramics by Louis Ballard. Courtesy of http://www.parkland.edu/gallery/

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David Stratton - Verde Gallery David Stratton, an artist from Owensboro, Ky., currently has paintings featured at Verde Gallery.The exhibit focuses on landscapes. In each painting, two separate landscapes are shown, one on the top half of the canvas and the other on the bottom half.The juxtaposition of the landscapes shown and colors used in each give the paintings a surprising amount of depth. In the same way, the paintings are enjoyable to view for extended periods of time due to the complexity of how the landscapes play off each other. Verde Gallery is located at 17 E.Taylor St. in Champaign. Stratton’s art will be featured in the main gallery until Aug. 13. —Todd Swiss

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Dancing Tango [lesson and dance] Verde Gallery, 8pm, $5

The Opportunists’ Farewell Show:

Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's, 9pm-1am, free

Triple Whip, The Opportunists, Cameo Turret Mike ‘n Molly’s, 10 p.m., $4

THURSDAY July 14 Live Music Caleb Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, free The Greedy Loves Virginia Theatre, 6pm, free Chris Reymen Trio The Iron Post, 7-9pm, TBA Acoustic Music series: Barb Hamilton Aroma, 8pm, free Jammin' Jimmy Bean Tommy G's, 9pm, free Jazz Night: Jay Ferguson 4 Zorba's, 9:30pm-12:30am, $3 Tribute to Summer Camp: Goat Motor, Madahoochi The Canopy Club, 10pm, $3 Mad Science Fair, Below Eden, Pointed Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Kilborn Alley [blues] Joe's Brewery, 5-8pm, free DJ Generic DJ Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm-2am, TBA DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, electro] Barfly, 10pm, free The White Affair: DJ Delayney, DJ Roc On, DJ Che, DJ Bris Nargile, 9pm, $5 DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10pm, free Solace: DJ Mertz [house] Soma, 10pm, cover Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Pia's of Rantoul, 9pm-1am, free Dancing UIUC Swing Society McKinley Foundation 9:30pm-12am, free Health and Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Belly Dance for Fitness Gold’s Gym, Champaign, 7:30pm, $7-$9

Group Meditation Ananda Liina, 2308 N. High Cross Rd Urbana, 5:30pm, free Wine Tasting Krannert Uncorked Krannert Art Center Lobby 5pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Funfare Urbana Free Library, preschool groups: 9:4510:15am, families: 10:30-11am, free World of Rhythm Urbana Free Library, 12-1pm, free

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July 15 Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Eclectic Theory White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 The Salamanders [featuring Dave Dreyer] Mike 'n Molly's, 5-7pm, $3 Brandon T. Washington The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA Mike Ingram Tommy G's, 5-7pm, free The Prairie Dogs [bluegrass] Tommy's, 5:30pm, free Kelly's Heroes [rock] Fat City Saloon, 8:30pm, free Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA The Painkillers [blues] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Dropsixx, Machines That Think Nargile, 10pm, $3 Mas Destruction: Redeeming Damnation, Ocularis, TBA Paulie's, 10pm, $5 Posin' [Poison tribute band] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm-2am, TBA DJ Tim Williams [top 40/hip hop/house/dance] The Highdive, 10:30pm, $5

Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 11am, free

The Champaign-Urbana music community takes a hit this weekend as local band The Opportunists play their final show. Band members Meghan Krausch (drums/vocals) and Cyrus Pireh (guitar/vocals) bid adieu to C-U to pursue grad school.This is the last chance to hear The Opportunists’ catchy base melodies overlaid with a beautiful lead melody. Download their song “Just Like Reading Rainbow” from their Web site (http://www.the-opportunists.com) to get a taste of their sound.

Auction Champaign Area Fish Exchange Winter Auction [aquarium hobby items] Urbana Civic Center, doors open at 8am, auction begins at 10:30am

Headlining the show will be C-U favorite art/funk/indie rock band Triple Whip. Consisting of only one guitarist, one bassist, and one drummer,Triple Whip can create a massive groove despite the low body count.

Live Music The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Liquid Courage Open Mic Night Geovanti's, 8pm-12am, free Ronnie Baker Brooks The Highdive, doors at 5pm, show at 6pm, $12 in advance, $15 at the door Hot club d'Urbana The Iron Post, 8pm, TBA Minamina Goodsong, Beat Kitchen Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $5

Cameo Turret open the show with their blend of atmospheric rock featuring lush female vocals.Weather permitting the show will be held in Mike ‘n Molly’s beautiful outdoor beer garden. —Cassie Conner Logo: http://www.the-opportunists.com/

Support Groups Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Heritage Room, Provena Hospital, 7pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 10pm-2am, TBA Karaoke American Legion, 8pm-1am, TBA Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Scrapbook Crop Night [bring your scrapbook or card projects and indulge yourself in uninterrupted creative time. Use our tools. Door prizes and discounts] Michaels Arts & Crafts, 2-4pm, $5 Falun Gong Workshop [learn a peaceful and relaxing meditation practice composed of five sets of exercises and guided by the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance] Illini Union Rm 210, 7-9pm, free

SATURDAY July 16 Live Music Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1

Will Rogers Band [country/southern rock covers/originals] Neil St. Pub, 10pm-2am, $3 The Brat Pack [‘80s covers] U of I Main Quad, 6-10pm, free Music Among the Vines: The Impalas [blues] Alto Vineyards, 7:30pm, $3 Merge [rock covers] Fat City Saloon, 8:30pm, free Fotamana The Iron Post, 9pm, TBA Rumpled Tweed Paulie's, 9:30pm, TBA Cemetery Gatez [Pantera tribute band], Pariah, Buttonhook The Canopy Club, 10pm, $5 Eclectic Theory, Doxy [rock] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 The Opportunists' Farewell Show: Triple Whip, The Opportunists, Cameo Turret Mike 'n Molly's, 10pm, $4 Beggar's Banquet [Rolling Stones tribute band] Tommy G's, 10pm, cover DJ DJ Mighty Dog Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 9pm2am, TBA DJ Night Paulie's, 9pm, free

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MONDAY July 18 Live Music Jazz Jam with ParaDocs The Iron Post, 8-11pm, TBA Chris and Jim [cover band] White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Finga Lickin' The Office, 10:30pm, free Love and Joy [comedy and R&B] The Canopy Club, 10pm, $3 Open Mic Night hosed by Mike Ingram Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Quad Remedy [rock] Tommy G's, 10pm, free

Be a court-appointed special advocate for an abused or neglected child As the Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates Web site says, “Imagine, after being abused and neglected by your caregiver ... Being handed a garbage bag by a stranger and being told to put all your belongings inside. Being taken from your home or school, while your mother cried or your father screamed, or maybe no one said anything at all.” As a CASA volunteer, you can help a neglected or abused child get the comfort and services he or she needs. CASA volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers give a child a voice in the courtroom where they otherwise might not be heard.Volunteers from all cultural, professional, ethic and educational backgrounds are welcome. Call Genevieve Lambert at (217) 384-9065 for additional details on how to get involved as a CASA Advocate.

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Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Consent Workshop [Learn what consent is and what it is not, ways to understand people's signs for consent and ways for you to ask for consent, as well as figuring out ways to reach the ultimate safe and healthy sex] Urbana Free Library, Conference Room 6:30pm, free

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DJ Lil Big Bass [drum n bass, 2 step] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Elise [deep house, broken beat] Boltini, 6pm, free DJ Bozak [broken beat, house, soul] Soma, 10pm, cover

DJ Mojito Mondays [lounge music] Nargile, 10pm, free DJ Elise [house] Boltini, 10:30pm, free DJ Delayney [hip hop/soul] Barfly, 10pm, free

Live Music Bluegrass Jam Verde Gallery, 7-9:30pm, free Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Mike Ingram The Canopy Club, 9pm, 21+/free, under 21/$2 The Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Adam Wolfe's Acoustic Night with Jess Greenlee Tommy G's, 10pm, free Open Stage Espresso Royale Goodwin & Oregon 8pm, free Larry Gates [acoustic] White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Summer Jazz Band [lead by Chip McNeill] Krannert Center, 7:30pm, $2-$6 DJ DJ JB [hip hop music videos] Nargile, 9pm, free DJ Lil Big Bass [drum n bass, 2 step] Boltini, 10:30pm, free Throw Rag, XXX Smut, The Habitual Line Steppers Cowboy Monkey, 10:30pm, $6 Subversion: DJ ZoZo, DJ Evily, DJ TwinScin [goth/industrial/electro] The Highdive, 10pm, $2 Tremblin BG Barfly, 10pm, free Karaoke "G" Force Karaoke Neil St. Pub, 8pm-12am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo's , 9pm-1am, free Liquid Courage Karaoke and DJ Track's, 9pm-1am Fitness Belly Dance for Fitness The Fitness Center Champaign, 8pm, $7-$9 Kids Storytime Pages for All Ages, 7pm, free Support Groups Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Heritage Room, Provena Hospital, 7pm, free Lectures, Meetings, Workshops The Way of the Jedi [Learn about the power of your mind and how to wield it like a light saber] School of Metaphysics, 7:30pm, free One Book, One Campus Student Summer Reading Group [reading and discussing Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich] Illini Union Bookstore, 6-7pm Babies’ Lap Time Urbana Free Library, 10:30-11am, free

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WEDNESDAY July 20 Live Music Apollo Poetics Nargile, 10pm, free Chambana Jackson’s Ribs-N-Tips, 8-10pm Ed O'Hare and Friends Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Blues Night: Kilborn Alley Tommy G's, 10pm, free Chambana Jackson's Ribs-N-Tips, 8-10pm Boneyard Jazz Quintet The Iron Post, 5-7pm, TBA U of I Jazz Faculty The Iron Post, 8pm, TBA Urbana Booking Co. Presents: Sick Day, Prizzy Prizzy Please, Elsinore The Canopy Club, 9pm, $5 DJ Chef Ra [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ JB [roots, reggae] Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Boltini, 10:30pm, free Dancing Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 7:30pm, free Salsa Dancing [salsa/mambo/bachata] Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geovanti's, 10pm-2am, free Comedy Improv @ Verde: Featuring Zoo Theatre Company [improv comedy] Verde Gallery, 8pm, $4 Lectures, Meetings, Workshops Open Poetry Night [writers may read their own work or just listen] Illini Union Bookstore,7-8 pm Superhero Costume Bash Urbana Free Library, 10:30-11:30am, free Fitness Yoga Ananda Liina, 2308 N. High Cross Rd. Urbana, 5:30-7pm, free

Art&T heater Recent Works by Louis Ballard and Hua Nian [Community artists ponder existence through vibrant ceramics and acrylic/watercolorpainted creations. Using their chosen medium as a springboard, each artist illuminates the concept of personal identity born through life experience.] Parkland Art Gallery July 14 - Aug. 4, Opening reception July 14, 6-8 pm, Gallery Lounge. Artists' Talk July 14, 7pm, Art Gallery. The Pilsen Photo Group [This Chicago based collective creates,displays and promotes experimental and traditional photography in their gallery in the historic Pilsen arts community. The show will feature the work of Champaign artist Richard Wilson.] Cinema Gallery through Aug. 13 Study of Verbs and Study of Landscapes [abstract paintings by Sven] Aroma Cafe through Aug. 31 American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh [This major retrospective is the first complete survey of the remarkable photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (1924 -1983). A landscape photographer in the broadest sense, Sinsabaugh photographed rural and urban American environments, capturing a richly nuanced sense of space. The exhibition includes his two most important series, Midwest Landscapes and Chicago Landscapes, as well as extremely rare mounted exhibition prints.] Krannert Art Museum through July 31 Invisible Infrastructure: Maps and Photographs [Works by Christian Sandvig and Hope Hall] Humanities Lecture Hall through July 22 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave, www.iprh.uiuc.edu

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Landscapes [works from David Stratton] Verde Gallery through July. Opening reception July 7, 7pm. Hamish Fulton: Walking as Knowing as Making Krannert Art Museum through July 31 Art at Cafe Kopi [acrylic works by Lisa Strassheim] Cafe Kopi through July One Common Denominator [a show presenting the work of Sandra Ahten, Brian Bialeschki, Chris Evans, Jaimie Kruidenier, Arlene Rappaport, Lisa and Lark Moreno, Steve Selander, Michael and Bridgette Sherfield, and John Short] Old Vic Art Gallery through July 15 Fun at the Furniture Lounge [nostalgic paintings by Sandra Ahten as fun adornments for a collection of retro modern furniture and housewares] the Furniture Lounge through July 15 Art With Intention Open Studio [Individually directed drop-in studio time allowing adults to explore their creative voices. Instructed by Sandra Ahten] Thursdays, 4-9pm. Visit www.spiritofsandra.com for details and location. Aroma Cafe is looking for artists to exhibit their work. If you are interested in exhibiting your art, please contact Amanda Bickel, art coordinator at Aroma Cafe at art4aroma@yahoo.com.

Recent Works by Louis Ballard and Hua Nian. Painting by Hua Nian. Ceramics by Louis Ballard. Courtesy of http://www.parkland.edu/gallery/

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David Stratton - Verde Gallery David Stratton, an artist from Owensboro, Ky., currently has paintings featured at Verde Gallery.The exhibit focuses on landscapes. In each painting, two separate landscapes are shown, one on the top half of the canvas and the other on the bottom half.The juxtaposition of the landscapes shown and colors used in each give the paintings a surprising amount of depth. In the same way, the paintings are enjoyable to view for extended periods of time due to the complexity of how the landscapes play off each other. Verde Gallery is located at 17 E.Taylor St. in Champaign. Stratton’s art will be featured in the main gallery until Aug. 13. —Todd Swiss

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THEATER REVIEW Tape at the Station Theatre BETH DILLMAN

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Mathew Green, the director of Tape, the new play at the Station Theatre, is very excited about the

play as it is his first experience with the Station. He submitted three proposals when they asked for ideas, and his proposal for Tape was chosen.While this is his first time at the Station, Green is by no means a newcomer to theater. He has directed other plays in the past, has won the Edward Albee Last Frontier Award for Best New Play twice, and said that he primarily considers himself a playwright. He appreciates this play, with three main characters, for the psychological mind games as well the way it shows the complexity of human relations. It runs around 70 minutes, and it will be showing today, Friday and Saturday (14-16) at 8 p.m. The basic premise of the play is that Vince, played by Aaron Matthew Polk, is meeting up with Jon, played by David Wilhelm, after they have not seen each other since high school. Jon thinks it is a reunion of sorts, while Vince has an ulterior motive.The final character,Amy, played by Mathew Green’s wife Lindsay Green, enters the stage in the last third of the play, taking control by the

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It gave a sense of danger and valor to his search for higher power. I tried to reason with the altitude-crazed fool, but he was beyond reason. He reached into his back pocket and pulled out a pack of cigarettes rolled in Psalms and Proverbs and began to quote Rush Limbaugh, calling me a sodomite. Clearly a case of mistaken identity. I promptly socked him in the nose, not because I felt that his comment was particularly insulting, for I have nothing but respect for the life choices of all men, but because it was not true. Also, because I was trying to rid myself of these God-awful sun-spectacles. Almost immediately after I landed my blow, I heard sirens approaching. I ran hard and fast. I ran until I found sanctuary in a laboratory full of sexless research scientists. They offered me a glass of orange juice and a seat. However, soon after I sat down they were poking and prodding at my body with various instruments. Their pocket-protected pockets were oozing with bleach and disinfectant. “Your glasses are most intriguing. Can we run them through the machine for testing?” “No!” “Oh please, how else will we know what physical properties they hold if we do not analyze them properly?” Their leader wore a shirt which read BEWARE OF THAT WHICH CLAIMS TO BE INEXPLICABLE. And so I ran, harder and faster than before. I ran until I reached a rally being held in the park. An enormous man stood on the stage gesturing with flailing arms and speaking to the crowd. His boomed,“I promise that if I am elected, I will do everything in my power to get the people of this great ‘state’ the money that they need to preserve programs such as this one.” Upon noticing my abrupt entrance, the speaker stopped and looked in my direction, “Whoa, what’s the hurry, friend?

What’s your name?” WHO ME, I thought, before gaining enough composure to respond. “None of your goddamned business,” I finally spoke. The crowd was upended with laughter, the speaker remained calm, “Well that’s alright, you don’t have to tell us your name, we already know it.The point is, that we respect the rights of those in our community who, like yourself, wear tortoise-shelled sunglasses, and I can promise you this, that we will fight day and night to protect those rights. I mean, who’s to say what kind of glasses a man wears, am I right?” Just then a short shadowy figure emerged from behind the speaker. As he crept closer and closer to the pulpit it became clear to everyone who was watching what was about to take place.The slinking man depantsed him. “This man’s a fraud, vote for me!” he screamed as he floated away on the ladder of a hot air balloon shaped like a zeppelin. He soon crashed and burned, while the crowd watched in amusement chanting, “Mussolini was a weenie.” I ran again, this time being tripped and covered with various political bumper stickers on the way. I slowed to a walk when I could no longer hear the voices of the opinionated rabble. I took off the glasses and things calmed down considerably, but I soon became disappointed by the lackluster quality of my unaided vision. I put the glasses back on and the earth began to spin more furiously than before. Turning the corner I encountered a circus. Trapeze artists bounced, swung, balanced in the air. A clown with one eye begged for a flower that would not squirt him when he smelled it. The lion tamer was giving up because he knew that his efforts were

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becoming more and more futile. Sixteen Siamese Twins struggled desperately to figure out how they had lost their jobs at an accounting firm in Manhattan, but only came to one conclusion. Or was it two conclusions? Outside the bearded lady’s tent a man knelt shaving his legs with a rusty razor. The fortune-telling gypsy said, “Stranger things have happened.” I agreed, but did not know why. When she pointed to the museum I knew. I left the circus with a tuft of cotton candy in my hand, the sugar was melting all over my wrist. I took off the glasses once again and headed straight back toward the house and the bed that I had risen from that morning. The woman was standing underneath an umbrella in the far right corner of the room.“It’s raining cats and dogs in here.” I noticed she was wearing her own sunglasses, not unlike the ones she had given me, which I proceeded to put back on. Just as I put them back on two felines and a canine dropped from the ceiling. “Why did you give these tortoise-shelled glasses to me?” I said. “Because, you were moving too fast. Much faster than any tortoise would. And besides, I like you.” “Do you know about the circus?” I asked in a hopeful voice. “Uh-huh.” “Well what should we do now that I know?” “Why are you asking me? Can’t you see now?” I closed my eyes and tried to hold a vision. “Galapagos?” I hesitantly whispered. She smiled,“How about we start with the San Diego Zoo, and see where that leads us, OK?” I grabbed an umbrella and we walked out the door. In the streets children were parading through a blizzard of ticker tape. Calvin and Hobbes had just won the war. “Gee mister, you sure got a pretty girlfriend,” he said to me. I blushed at the prospect of it. “Hey, do you guys want to be in the parade? All you gotta do is pretend,” he went on to say.“Sure,” I said, “as long as we can move real slow, like turtles.”“I don’t see why not,” he said, “It’s a free country!” He made a good point and we continued on our way, moving as slow and as fast as we pleased, trying to conceal our smiles from the rest of the world as it zipped by our spectacled eyes going so fast that we remained completely undetected.

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Belle & Sebastian are more than just a very good band, they are a cult. A massive group of youth obsess over their every word and get carried away by every one of their gorgeous melodies. The fanatical appeal of the Scottish ensemble has been compared to that of The Smiths, and on the compilation Push Barman to Open All Wounds the band cements a place alongside Morrisey in the halls of indie. Though they have had near-perfect full-lengths before (Tigermilk), nothing else fully encapsulates the beauty of Belle & Sebastian like this massive 25-song retrospective. The first disc alone, which highlights the earliest material, would have been up for album of the year if it were ever released as a whole. From the brisk confessional “The State I Am In” to the rising crescendo of “String Bean Jean,” these are songs that should have been celebrated in their time as massive hits. “Lazy Line Painter Jane” shows off a versatility not readily seen on the albums, as it carries itself with a country swing, and “Photo Jenny” reveals the sound that would eventually evolve into a signature. The two halves of the record reveal the growing sound of the band; from a simpler era into a more experimental time, while never losing their reliance on harmony. The second disc peaks on “I’m Waking Up to Us.” The song begins with a neat little bassline and the words “I need someone to take some joy in something I do,” a perfectly tragic line. Push Barman to Open all Wounds is littered with traces of the genius that birthed Tigermilk and Dear Catastrophe Waitress as well as the hidden experimental tendencies that gave us last year’s brilliant Books EP. It is in every way an essential recording; not just for rabid fans of the duo, but for anyone who wishes to understand the evolution of indie pop.

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Happy Bastille Day! For the first time since Feb. 25, American Minor played out in Champaign-Urbana on July 5, and it was the loudest set I have heard so far this year.They played everything off their forthcoming album except their power ballad “All My Time” and “One Last Supper.” Lead single “Walk On” is in radio rotation already, as is unofficial single “Mr. Queen” here and elsewhere radio is less rigid. During their set, frontman Robert McCutcheon announced the release party for their self-titled album: Aug. 26 at The Canopy Club. The other release party is in Huntington (W.V.) on Aug. 19 at Monkey Bar. These guys stay true to both their hometowns. By today, the Shipwreck album Origin ought to be available on compact disc. Since it was not ready in time for the release party, though, the band opted to offer the whole thing online for free download for the whole month of July. This is both a gift and an experiment, so let Shipwreck know what you think. The URL is shipwreckband.com. Although not advertised as a release party, the farewell show for The Opportunists applies the same uncertainty principle at the merch table. See elsewhere this issue for a mini-interview with drummer Arun Bhalla and guitarist Miranda O’Dell. The other drummer Meghan Krausch and other guitarist Cyrus Pireh

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were wedded May 29 and will live in New York. The farewell show is Saturday in the beer garden at Mike ‘n Molly’s, with Triple Whip and Cameo Turret. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $4. Now a trio, The Greedy Loves perform tonight at 6 outside the Virginia Theatre for the opening night of Seussical: The Musical! by Champaign-Urbana Theater Company. Guitarist Karla Melendez joins the band for both sets. This is specifically geared toward all ages. Afterward, straight down the street, Barb Hamilton plays the blues at 8 p.m. on the patio at Aroma. Members of Drawing a Blank and two other Chicago acts (The 9 Spot and Jinxpack) have combined to form Toxic Toast, a Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover band. The first concert is Aug. 6 at the Abbey Pub, with another Aug. 31 at The Double Door. As a pop-punk sextet, Drawing a Blank maintained a strong scene presence here through October 2003. Marc Katz doubles as frontman for Drawing a Blank and Toxic Toast. Solution to the mystery last time: The special guest at the Brother Embassy birthday party was none other than newly bejeweled Triple Whip drummer Jane Boxall, who brought bongos and joined Brother Embassy drummer Mike Meek on three songs for twice the percussive pleasure.

#84 Todd J. Hunter hosts WEFT Sessions and Champaign Local 901, two hours of live local music every Monday night at 10 on 90.1 FM. Send news to soundground@excite.com.

w H at tH e He L L? MOMENT OF THE WEEK Everybody’s favorite scandalous female rapper, Lil’ Kim, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison by Judge Gerard Lynch in Manhattan on July 6. In addition to her time in prison, she must pay $50,000 and be on three years of probation after prison. Convicted of three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy, there is no doubt that she deserves this severe punishment for lying. Child molestation, however, is quite all right. s o u n d s

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David Stratton received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1987, an M.S. in drawing from Illinois State University in 1990 and an M.F.A. in painting from ISU in 1992. He has exhibited in approximately 14 solo shows, most notably the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and the Madisonville Center for Fine Arts (49 paintings). Stratton has received the “Al Smith” fellowship award, the highest fellowship award from the Kentucky Arts Council, an award decided using an anonymous jury of nationally acclaimed artists. His background is a mixture of freelance graphic design work and full-time design work, but always teaching art-graphic design-software and making stuff. He has lived in Bloomington, Ill., Greensboro, N.C., and currently lives in Owensboro, Ky. What piece are you most proud of and why?

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his July, we bid goodbye to COLONEL RHODES and THE OPPORTUNISTS, two outstanding local bands that never got as much attention as they deserve. Buzz took time out for a five-question interview with Opportunists drummer Arun Bhalla.

It’s always fun to play shows there, and then Dave Domal has the knack of bringing together three very different yet complementary bands for a show. BUZZ:

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For the history books:Who are, and were,The Opportunists? ARUN: The Opportunists are two drummers (Meghan Krausch and myself) and two guitarists (Miranda O’Dell and Cyrus Pireh). We formed in January 2004, and our last performance will be this Saturday. BUZZ: There will be a posthumous CD release, right? ARUN: It’s our hope and intent that a CD release of our collected works will coincide with our final show, but that may be a bit ambitious. We recorded our songs this spring, with Cyrus doing the engineering. Cyrus is also mixing down the songs, and his recent move to NYC has slowed down that work. I still expect that the CD will be ready this Saturday, though.

Going into this show, what has been your best show experience (together) to date? ARUN: It’s hard to pick just one, and I must say we’ve been thankful that the Women’s Booking Collective and Dave Domal have both been so supportive of us. Our second-to-last show, which would have been our last show if not for the energy and support that enabled this show in July, was at Mike ‘n Molly’s (upstairs), and that felt just right to all of us. This weekend’s show will be our third at Mike ‘n Molly’s.This one will be in the beer garden, but the other two were upstairs, and there’s something about that room that has great rock energy. The room is narrow, the ceiling is low, the lighting is dim, and the drums easily fill the room.

Dave rocks. ARUN: It’s true! BUZZ: Anything out of the ordinary prepared for this show? ARUN: I’m afraid I’d have to keep that under wraps. I’m hoping that we’ll have the CD ready then, and that in itself will be extraordinary for us, and perhaps we’ll have some surprises involving the CD. BUZZ: You

and Cyrus have been in myriad bands before. What is next for the four of you? ARUN: Cyrus is now a street musician on the streets and subways of NYC. Only time will tell what happens to me next. We hope that Miranda will continue to perform. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Meghan and Cyrus continue to collaborate in NYC.

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BUZZ: Any other thoughts? ARUN: It’s been challenging playing in a band like this, with two drummers and no bassist, but it’s also been great fun, and I hope that anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see us yet would come check us out this Saturday. At times we’re approximately twice as loud as most rock bands, so be sure to bring earplugs.

Because THE OPPORTUNISTS have always emphasized the issue of gender balance in rock ‘n’ roll, Buzz also spoke to guitarist Miranda O’Dell, who informed us that people who make it out to the show “will be cooler and sexier” because they will get to see three great, gender-balanced bands.

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I am most proud of the new 15 pieces in this show. That is because in seeing them on nice clean walls, framed (instead of in the workings of the studio) it was like seeing the work for the first time. Not that the older work lacks credibility, but the new work seems to embody more clearly my artistic goals of bridging a sense of place with an image and a sense of identity with an object. I take pride in the possibility that my goals and direction of my artistic research seems sound and credible with the impressions and impact of the new works.

What inspires you?

I am a problem solver. That is why I love graphic design and also fine art. It is in my artistic goals that I find inspiration to apply image and object, layers of color, details and lost information, and hopefully recognizing completeness. ‘Aesthetic moments’ are a reality which frustrate those who seek to have a clear universal definition, yet those still acknowledge a reality that ‘aesthetic’ events happen to all humans, however defined. Art might just be what divides the human from the animal. Such thoughts are what inspire me to assume and have faith that making art is not completely an insane vocation. One can quibble over a specific definition but yet agree something happens which makes it universal although ineffable.

of a reader. It will influence the artwork; don’t know how, but it does all come out in the wash some time or another, so I am curious to see how. What mediums have you worked with outside of painting?

I have worked with mixed media constructions, clay objects functional and nonfunctional, and woodworking objects functional and non. I also love graphic design,Web site work and also animation software; it allows a different challenge of goals and also emphasis.

When did you begin painting and what was your first painting?

I have always drawn since very early childhood. I think my first painting was at age 10. It was a mountain lion and was very bad. Who have you been influenced by?

I have been influenced by ISU faculty, UTK faculty, friends, and also other artists such as Jasper Johns, Lucien Freud, Georgio Morandi and Sean Scully.The aesthetic style called ‘minimalism’ is also a underlying influence to why most of the works are square in format, and also a presentation I prefer. Plus, I am influenced by my personal inclination to experiment, examine, analyze and explore whatever becomes a consistent nagging thought. My thoughts are often and usually scattered (if you ever try to carry on a conversation with me, this will be quickly obvious), so the ones that linger and return become an interest for scrutiny. Looking back at artwork and my artistic research rhetoric, it is comforting to see that wherever such interests and experiments might lead, that path and the results seem consistent. That comfort inspires me to make more stuff. The most recent influence has been being involved in co-writing a book on art and ethics. This has led me to research and read philosophers, aestheticians, ethicists and others. I am not a writer nor much

COLONEL RHODES are also saying goodbye because of band members moving. Buzz spoke to Redford-esque guitarist Seth Hubbard about the move.

“We knew when we started this band last August that it might only be able to stay together for one year,” Hubbard remarked via e-mail. “ We had hopes that it would last longer, but the reality is that it is hard to have people put off making major life decisions for a virtually unknown band.We have had an amazing time over the past year and have gotten to play some great shows. After our last show on July 23, we will be breaking up. Liz is moving to Cincinnati to pursue a career in theater, Dave is moving to Nashville, and Robert is moving to Seattle.” The band has morphed from alt-country into slicker, female-fronted ‘60s-styled pop, and Hubbard says it will experience another change. The music will continue under a different name. “Matt and I are planning on starting a new band once everyone has moved away. It is a downer to have this end, but hopefully with a new project it will generate some creativity and hopefully some good music.” buzz THE OPPORTUNISTS will play their final show this Saturday at Mike ‘n Molly’s. Headlining are “please-don’t-call-them-Primus” scenester trio Triple Whip, and Cameo Turret open.The show begins at 10 p.m. with a $4 cover. The final COLONEL RHODES show will take place July 23 at Mike ‘n Molly’s. Rhodes will headline with performances by Fitzgerald and Nick Africano, all for a $4 cover.The show begins at 10 p.m. COLONEL RHODES will also appear live on WEFT-FM 90.1 Monday, July 18 at 10 p.m.

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Water is really an Americanized version of the Japanese horror film of the same name. So despite its strong performances and artistic flourishes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really just another remake. Even elements of the story line seem borrowed from The Ring. Both involve a single mother and her lone child, struggling with deep-seated angst while a ghost story unravels around them. In the throes of a bitter custody battle, Dahlia (Jennifer Connelly) and her daughter Ceci (Ariel Gade) move into a dilapidated apartment on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Sure, the place needs a paint job and has its share of leaks, but for $900 a month, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a steal. Anyway, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how her realtor, Mr. Murray (John C. Reilly), convinces her. It may need Martha Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touch, but the place provides a good springboard for mother and daughter to start over their lives without Dahliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleazy husband Kyle (Dougray Scott). Before long, Ceci has a new friend. This friend happens to be imaginary, and is somehow associated with the mysterious leak perpetually dripping from their bedroom ceiling. Unnerved by her

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research is studying self-determination and support instead of medication and restraints. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medication doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work for all people,â&#x20AC;? Cooke said. Even the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has sponsored a nationwide commercial campaign to encourage nutrition and exercise as a path to physical and mental health.The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest organization for nondrug mental health treatment, Safe Harbor, was founded on the concept that many mental disorders are triggered or exacerbated by medications, allergies, toxic conditions, poor diet and lack of exercise. Most nondrug approaches to mental health care emphasize the interrelationship between the mind, body and spirit, according to NIMH. Sensorimotor therapy, for example, explores how the body stores, reacts and processes emotions such as stress, depression, anger and fear, Mol said. People can learn to control and cope with their emotions by understanding the physical reactions that shape these emotions. While doctors have long acknowledged that physical and emotional stress can play significant roles in the onset of mental illness, genetics and brain chemistry play major roles as wellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and no amount of exercise, acupuncture, or psychotherapy can alter these factors. But Sten Johansen, head of Champaignâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), said treatment shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be so black and white. Johansen said nondrug approaches like DBSA should be viewed as a supplement to medication, not a replacement. In fact, a recent NIMH survey found that more than half of all respondents used alternative medicine because they believed it would help when combined with

conventional medical treatments. But because psychiatrists are medical doctors, and therefore bound by the strict rules set out by the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Cooke said the one-size-fits-all approach to psychiatric treatment often leaves consumers feeling alienated or disempowered. For some, conventional medical treatment becomes confinement. Before entering a hospital for treatment, individuals suffering from poor mental health must first sign over their rights. Alternative approachesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with their less institutional and formal settingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are often perceived as friendlier than most doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offices. Instead of waiting rooms and fluorescent lights, Molâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is a cozy bungalow attached to his home. Some European countries have already adopted more progressive, less medical approaches to mental health treatment, Johansen said. Facilities for people with drug addictions or mental illness in Denmark look less like hospitals and more like â&#x20AC;&#x153;bed and breakfasts.â&#x20AC;? Moreover, nondrug approaches like support groups can offer what many doctors cannotâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;empathy and practical advice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little more believable coming from people who have been through it,â&#x20AC;? Cooke said. For Sten Johansen, the education and emotional encouragement provided by nondrug approaches like DBSA are just as valuable as the effects of antidepressants like Zoloft. Unlike doctors who are bound by professional and ethical standards, members of DBSA can give someone a hug when they need one, he said. buzz

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daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strange behavior and the enigmatic building janitor (Pete Postlewaite), Dahlia investigates the flooded apartment upstairs. As you might expect, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like the former tenant has exactly vacated the premises. For a â&#x20AC;&#x153;horrorâ&#x20AC;? film, Dark Water certainly lacks the necessary amount of cheap scares that American audiences have come to expect. There is an overwhelming feeling of dread resonating throughout the story, more akin to the classic chiller Rosemaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baby. Dark Water works less as a straightforward horror story and more as a familial drama that happens to be set against a supernatural backdrop. Writer Rafael Yglesias (Fearless) slowly peels away Dahliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layers to reveal her intense childhood traumas. Her struggle for independence speaks volumes for the plight of the modern woman, as she must maintain her lifestyle and care for her daughter. Her character is well-constructed and the ending fills a certain void that leaves the audience with a satisfactory finale. Jennifer Connelly plays the courageous heroine with skill and poise. As in A Beautiful Mind, she is adept in her portrayal of an emotionally tortured spouse. Her frustrations are the result of internal scars from a childhood of neglect and abandonment. She seamlessly fluctuates between maternal and frightened, creating a tangible character while radiating silent beauty. As we take the journey with Dahlia through the ominous cor-

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Before their first game, McCormick meets the coach of the opposing Vikings, Larry Burgess, played brilliantly here by Patrick Warburton, who brought a bit of both his David Puddy of Seinfeld and Joe Swanson of Family Guy to the role. He will undoubtedly become the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archrival and its foe in the state championship. On their way to the top, Lawrenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character will learn as much from his athletes as they do from him. All the usual stuff like teamwork not just applying to basketball, but to life, too, can be found packaged nicely in the film.Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kid who gets so nervous every time he plays that he vomits.Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the lone girl on the team, who is actually the toughest of them all. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 6-foot-2-inch boy who must wear a T-shirt under his jersey because of his excessive perspiration. Will these kids so inspire their coach that he will stay on as coach of the Smelters? Or will he return to his old coaching job in college basketball? Does anyone care? Rebound is about kids, and it will only be enjoyed by kids. The only interesting thing to consider during the film is whether it will take the Little Big League path of misfits coming together to make it to the championship and then lose. But they still tried, right? And isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that what really counts? Or, will it be that the misfits will come together to win it all as the extreme underdogs, like the Little Giants? On second thought, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that interesting at all. s o u n d s

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ental health drugs seem to be everywhere nowadays: from political discussions (Illinois lawmakers are considering a change in state law that would permit psychologists to prescribe medicationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a right currently restricted to psychiatrists) to entertainment gossip (Tom Cruise recently made headlines with his unprovoked rant against modern psychiatry) to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medicine cabinets (the use of antidepressants has nearly tripled in the past decade). In a field dominated by prescription pills, Champaign resident Dirk Mol offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;eye movement desensitization and reprocessingâ&#x20AC;? (EMDR) and sensorimotor psychotherapy to people who suffer from mental illness. Given the ever-rising cost of psychiatric drugs and their unwelcome side effects, some Americans are turning away from Zoloft and seeking out people like Mol for nondrug treatment. From 1990 to 1997, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that the use of alternative therapies rose nearly 10 percent. Today, more than one-third of U.S. adults have used complementary and alternative medicine, according to a survey by the NIH. Depression, anxiety and insomnia are among the

primary illnesses treated this way. The Washington Post reported that nearly a million Americans have been treated with EMDR, which involves specific eye movements to stimulate the right and left sides of the brain. In fact, the U.S. Department of Defense recommended EMDR for all veterans suffering from trauma. But EMDR is just one of many nondrug treatments to choose from.The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) cites dozens of treatments that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t involve pillsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from the herbal supplement St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wort to the ancient Indian practice of yoga. Others include pastoral counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture, self-help and support groups. But while the use of nondrug treatments has increased, insurance coverage has failed to keep up with the trend. Most coverage remains limited to acupuncture or chiropractic services. Still, coverage has improved during the past five years. Fortyseven percent of employees with company-sponsored health insurance had coverage for acupuncture in 2004, up from 33 percent in 2002, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust. Even without insurance coverage, nondrug treatments often cost far less than psychiatric medicationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a serious consideration for the growing number of uninsured Americans for whom prescription drugs are financially out-of-reach. While some drugs like lithium cost nearly $400 per month, Mol

charges $60 per hour, and most self-help groups are free. In 1997 alone, the budget for the National Center of Alternative and Complementary Medicine increased by nearly $5 million. Consumers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only ones turning to alternative treatments.What was once considered alternative only a few decades ago is now being utilized by mainstream health-care providers. Dr. David Lawrance, the director of the McKinley Health Center, said nondrug treatments such as art therapy are common in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospitals, including Urbanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Carle Clinic. In fact, more than a quarter of alternative health-care consumers were referred to such treatment by a psychiatrist or doctor. But other doctors argue there is not enough scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of alternative treatments. A government agency to evaluate alternative treatments didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even exist until 1992, when The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine was founded. Because proven track records and hard scientific proof are lacking for some nondrug treatments, some people view them with skepticism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are people out there who are happy to capitalize on other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s misery and more than happy to take their money,â&#x20AC;? said Fannie Griffin, president of the Champaign County chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think people who have brain disorders are more susceptible to being taken in by such folks.â&#x20AC;? Indeed, nondrug treatments do not work for all people. Veronica Brockway, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, saw four different therapists before finally turning to pharmaceutical drugs. While years of psychotherapy, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;talk therapy,â&#x20AC;? failed to alleviate the severe social anxiety that plagued her adolescence, Brockway said the antidepressant Zoloft has proven to be remarkably effective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives me enough strength to realize that I can do things instead of run away from them, which is what I think a medication should do,â&#x20AC;? Brockway said. For people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, medication is often the only way to control the mania or paranoia that disrupts daily life. Jon Schaeffer*, a senior at the University, said he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to attend classes and work part time without the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. While Mol is quick to acknowledge the benefits of pharmaceutical drugs, he said too many consumers see such drugs as â&#x20AC;&#x153;magic bullets.â&#x20AC;? Overmedication has become a serious problem for mental health consumers and providers these days, he said. While medication might be the best way to control the symptoms of a mental illness, psychotherapy and EMDR can help individuals cope with the illness, Mol said. This theme of coping over curing is a resounding one among those who tout the value of nondrug treatments. And for researchers like Judith Cooke, this shift is a welcome one.While psychiatric drugs treat the symptoms, many alternative treatments focus on preventing or coping with an illness. As director of the University of Illinois at Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability, Cooke said more

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Pablo Picasso is the patron saint of getting paid for doing what you love to do. Over 200 of his paintings sold for more than a million dollars apiece, and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wait until he was dead to get a lot of that money. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your role model in the coming weeks, Gemini. It will be an excellent time for you not only to follow your bliss, but also to profit from following your bliss.Turn your thoughts to Picasso whenever you need a boost. Imagine that like him, you can find a way to be secure about money as you do what makes you feel at home in the world.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

During my years in college, I enjoyed watching the evolution of Richard, a shy geek in my creative writing classes. Long before he penned a single good poem, he was a bohemian art poseur. On his backpack there was a button with the image of rock poet Patti Smith. He often wore a t-shirt bearing a quote from poetry icon Allen Ginsberg, and he was never without his book

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an intellectual atheist who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in mysteries you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see, I encourage you to make Artemis your ally. The goddess of wild places, she asks you to believe that the best place to rest and recharge is not a luxurious spa where all your needs are attended to, but rather a lush wilderness deep in the middle of nowhere. Artemis loves the animals, and she loves the animal in you. She arouses your instinctual fertility, which may fill you with a kind of longing that awakens your creativity. A fierce nurturer, she feeds your soul by stirring your sense of adventure. She unleashes the wild woman within you, even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a man.

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S AG I T TA R I U S

(Nov. 22-Dec.21)

Pink elephants are usually invoked in the same spirit as flying pigs. Both are emblematic of silly fantasies generated by intoxication or an aberrant imagination. And yet the truth is that there *are* such beasts as pink elephants. Many of them live in India where the soil is red. They constantly spray dust on themselves to serve as a barrier against insects, and in so doing take on a permanent pink hue. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make those pink elephants your power animals in the coming week, Sagittarius. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be an inspiration as you start turning one of your seemingly unlikely or impossible dreams into a practical reality.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The astrological omens will soon favor a splashy union. It could come in the form of a wedding or a reworking of your marriage vows. It could mean an adventurous collaboration with a business partner or a deepened commitment to an old ally. You might even consider intensifying your devotion to an idea that inspires you or sharpening your concentration on a future event that will marshal your lust for life.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

There is a proverb from the American culture of the early 21st century that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to run by you, Libra: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never reveal all you know, confess everything you feel, show how much you care, or give all you have.â&#x20AC;? According to my astrological analysis, this is the worst possible advice you could receive in order to thrive in the coming weeks. In fact, if it were up to me, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do just the opposite. I understand if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring yourself to do that, especially if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an American. Nonetheless, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what would be good for you.

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confounded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t she 80 years old?â&#x20AC;? I asked my friend, who was one of the DJs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;82, actually,â&#x20AC;? he said nonchalantly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in great shape.â&#x20AC;? But my amazement wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t based merely on how much energy she had; her agile movements were stunningly sensual. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve rarely seen young dancers display so much erotic abandon. I decided that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rare example of a person whose aging process has not made her rigid and cautious, but just the opposite: It has lightened and liberated her. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good example for you right now, Scorpio. You should be cultivating the kind of maturity that will loosen your inhibitions and banish your fears.

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When I saw the grandmother of one of my friends dancing exuberantly at a party in a San Francisco warehouse, I was

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A man in Illinois was growing increasingly impatient with his two houseguests. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like how much crack they smoked, and was hesitant to bring a potential girlfriend home for fear sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be turned off by the seedy ambiance. Unable to convince the drug-crazed parasites to leave, he resorted to an extreme measure: He set his own house on fire. The ploy worked, in the sense that his house was empty again. Unfortunately, the damage was so extensive that he himself couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live there anymore. Make sure you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything similar in the coming week, Aquarius. There are lots of effective ways to get rid of a certain annoyance without hurting your own interests.

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

1005 S. SIXTH, C

Aug 2005. Next to UI Library. 1 bedrooms from $455 to $525/mo. Laundry facilities, Window A/C, Carpet, High Speed Internet connection avail. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1006 S. 3RD, C.

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

101 N. BUSEY, U

Aug 05. Near Green & Lincoln. 2 bedroom apts from $500/mo. Window A/C, Laundry. Parking avail at $30/mo. Apts shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 604 E. White, C. Security Entrance For Fall 2005, Large 1 bedroom furnished, balconies, patios, laundry, off-street parking, ethernet available. Phone 352-3182. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com

New Luxury Three Bedroom Apartments in Historic Urbana Area Located just two blocks from the University of Illinois

• Easy walking distance to Krannert Center, Engineering Campus, and the Illini Union. • Also right on the MTD Green Line for easy bus access. Each Unit Features • Washer/Dryer • Furnished • Broadband Internet • Balcony or Patio • Granite Countertops • and Much More!!! • Dishwasher

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105 E. GREEN, C

Studio apts avail Aug 2005. Carpet, electric heat, wall a/c units, off street parking avail, laundry Ethernet connection avail. Rents from $295/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1107 S. EUCLID, C

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

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

203 S. Sixth 3 & 4 bedroom apartment, 2 baths. All new furniture. Great Location. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

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Available for Fall 2005 -Prime locations -Built-in washer/dryers -Jet spas -14’ Cathedral ceilings 59 John E., Champaign- Everything is new in this bright new building. 4 bedrooms with spa tubs and cathedral ceilings. W/D in each unit. Lofted bedroom with private bath. $995. Call Allison Today! www.ramshaw.com (217)359-6400

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304 & 306 E. Clark, C Castle Apartments

3 blocks to Engineering Quad. 3 BR $690, 4 BR $890. C/A, ceiling fan, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit. 384-1099, castle_apartments@ameritech.net

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

311 E. WHITE, C

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

503- 505- 508 E. White

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

508, 510 & 512 E. Stoughton, C.

Huge 2 bedroom apts. Fantastic location, close to Engineering Computer Science. Gas heat, A/C, carpet, laundry, off street parking @$25/ mo. Bargain Rent from $425/ mo. Best Deal on Campus. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 509 E. Clark 1 block from Beckman. Large Efficiencies. Security doors. Parking. Internet ready. Furnished. NEW RENOVATIONS! 377-5971. www.509eclark.com

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

509 Stoughton

Near Grainger, Spacious 2 bedrooms, ethernet, parking. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

509 W. MAIN, U.

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

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

705 W. STOUGHTON, U

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

FALL 2005 Smith Apartments 384-1925 604 W. Stoughton, U 2 bedroom, 2 bath, W/D, Deluxe Furnished, King size bed, Roll-in shower $910 1009 W. Clark, U 2 bedroom $600-620

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5TH AND HEALEY, C 1 bedrooms JUST TOTALLY REMODELEDTOP TO BOTTOM!!! NEW EVERYTHING!!! The following items- Furniture, Cabinets, Carpet, Paint, Heat, A/C, Wiring, Front Entrance, Roof, Electrical, Hallways, Laundry. Everything will be done in first class fashion and guaranteed compete for August occupancy. The BEST LOCATED EFFICIENCIES on campus- period. Here’s the best part: $375/mo. Also 1 bedrooms $475/mo. Offstreet parking available. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

618 W. Green, C. Furnished Apartment in quiet offcampus house. New paint and carpet. Free parking.

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

605 S. Fourth, Champaign- Large studio apartments in the heart of campus. Located just north of Green Street, some of these apartments have been recently remodeled with ceramic tile and new cabinets. A must see! $445. 1004 Nevada, Urbana- Four bedroom apartment in a large home that has been split into generously sized apartments. Close to quad, music building, Krannert Center and much more! $1,395. 1106 W. Main, Urbana- Large four bedroom apartment just blocks from the engineering campus. Free parking and a washer/dryer in the unit makes this apartment a must see! $1,025. Call Allison Today! www.ramshaw.com (217)359-6400

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

JTS Properties 328-4284 701 W. Green, Urbana

ONLY 1 MORE LEFT!!! Brand New Coler-Crossing Luxury Apartments. 2 bdr./ 2 bath + Loft. New Stainless Steel Appliances. W/D, Balconies, Hrdwd floors.

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

MJM/Chateau Apartments Champaign 2 Bedrooms 403 E. White - $540/mo. 302 S. Fourth - $540/mo. 405 E. White - $400/mo.

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

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ADVANTAGE PROPERTIES C-U Formerly Wakeland Rentals

DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE DELUXE APARTMENTS! Leasing for Fall 2005 503 E. Stoughton, C. $595 510 E. Michigan, U. $650 804 W. Illinois, U. $620 1010 W. Stoughton (new), U. $1025 1102 E. Colorado, U. $675 $895 2008 Vawter, U. $525 $695 404 Clark $560 608 White $650 1009 Stoughton $695 506 W. Elm $595 303 E. Green, Champaign www.cpm-apts.com cpm@cmp-apts.com Office Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9-6, Fri: 9-5, Sat: 11-3

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Two Bedroom Apartments 2 left *813 W. Main $700 *One parking spot included

Houses 707 N. Lincoln $630

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Large 1 BR $575/mo Heat, water and gas paid. 356-2018

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

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LANDO PLACE 707 South 6th, C. Large 1 BR. Includes water and trash removal. On-site Laundry. Secured Building. Local phone service and ethernet. Parking Available. From $580/mo. CAMPO RENTAL AGENCY 344-1927 Only ONE left for Fall! Well-maintained 2- bedroom furnished apartments near Beckman and Engineering. Dishwasher, AC, ethernet and off-street parking available. $595/mo. 493-8487. Parkview Apartments 121 W. Park, Urbana Efficiency apartments for fall. Includes water, trash removal, on-site laundry. $395/mo. Campo Rental Agency 344-1927.

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Unfurnished 1 bedroom in older home. $625/ mo. Utilities included. 314 S. State St, Champaign. 369-7205 1 BR, Hardwood Floors, Quiet, O/S parking. 1211 W. Church, Champaign. $385. Available August. Excellent Credit and References required. 367-1406

115 W. WASHINGTON, U

Avail Aug 2005. 1 bedroom apts. Carpet, window a/c, laundry, boiler heat. Rents from $510/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com 2 BR Condo AVAIL. NOW Laundry, C/A, carport, patio, secure building, $595/month. Weiner Companies, Ltd. www.weinercompanies.com 217-384-8018

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

606 S. PRAIRIE, C

Huge 1 bedroom apts in quiet Champaign neighborhood near campus and bus line. Perfect for Grad Students. Gas heat, window a/c, free off street parking. Priced $50/mo below competition. From $380/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Available now. Efficiency, 1 BR, 2 BR, 3 BR apt. Pets welcome. Free parking. $390, $460, $480, $750/mo. 766-4746. Best deal in town. 1- 3 BR House/ Apartment. Starting $350/mo. 7213033 Clean, quiet, 1 BR. in upscale old town Champaign. Wood floors, Includes parking, water, and garbage. Credit check, references. $400/ mo. 355-8512.

Peaceful and quiet off-campus 1 and 2 BR apartments starting at $475. www.gardencourts.com 359-4652.

DAWSON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 359-1221

Available NOW, July & August. 2 BR. Centrally located near shopping/ transportation. Onsite laundry, offstreet parking. $450/mo. 217-352-8540, 217-355-4608 pm www.faronproperties.com

Available August: Off campus 1 BR+ near West Side Park in downtown Champaign, prices ranging $390625. Older home character, great light and space. Good study atmosphere.

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Unf. 2 BR avail. now and/or Aug., A/C, laundry, 101 W. Park, Urbana. $460-$500/month. Weiner Co. 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

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FIRST SNIFF I have been waiting to write this column for a long time. And I have wanted to tear Starbucks a new one for any reason I could. But seeing as how I try to focus my columns based on local comings and goings, I haven’t had the opportunity to do so because, unlike the rest of the galaxy, their stores had not infiltrated our towns thus far.Well, that time has come, and as a result, I began to twist my moustache and that diabolical look, the one that I get in my eyes when I am talking about the right-wing conservative demagogues, started to firmly plant itself onto my face. When I heard that they would be opening locations right here in Urbana-Champaign, I was a little perturbed as I am a big fan of coffee houses, especially the locally owned kind that offer up their own unique brand of decor and ambiance. BUT SERIOUSLY... You can’t tell one Starbucks from the next. At least with a place like Applebee’s they have all kinds of sports memorabilia and local high school flavor to them. But at Starbucks, they could all be sitting on the same corner in Anytown, USA.And for good reason, too. Homogenous anything sells better to the American public because the people of this country do not want to be challenged into thinking for themselves.We want to drink from the same cup and eat from the same wrapper. We enjoy driving a car that looks like John and Deb’s down the block. Americans, so proud of our solidarity, have basically forgotten what it means to be original.And Starbucks plays right into that. It is a part of their strategy. BIG UPS TO THE CORPORATE WHORES But I must digress now, even as much as I do not want to. I have good things to say about this company, because, undeniably, they do good things for people. Did you know that Starbucks offers their part-time employees tremendous benefits? Did you know that shit, man? I didn’t until my girlfriend was all like, “Fuck it. I am going to work at Starbucks. At least that way they’ll cover me when I have to get shoulder surgery in a year.” I didn’t believe her at first.I was cynical enough to buy into the presumption that all corporations are evil and that they spew forth greed and poop upon all that come within proximity. But I was wrong. Starbucks does offer benefits to their part-timers.And that is really awesome. A single mother can work there for 20 hours per week, make a small paycheck, cover her and her child’s health care and even start planning for the future, no matter how bleak

it may look with ol’ Dubya running the country into the toilet. Here is a list of the benefits they offer: progressive compensation package; health care benefits (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision); retirement savings plan; stock options and discounted stock purchase plan; income protection plan (life and disability coverage); management bonus plan; adoption assistance plan; domestic partner benefits; referral programs and support resources for child- and elder-care. Domestic partnership benefits! They are down with gay couples! This place, this Starbucks, is not so bad after all. In fact, they are worthy of our respect, and that goes along way. THEIR COFFEE TASTES LIKE POOP

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I WAS WRONG ... Last week I said that Wilbur Heights was an “affluent” subdivision of Champaign. It is not affluent, in fact, quite the opposite ... I WAS RIGHT ... Seth Fein is from Urbana. He done got the poops from a Starbucks coffee one time and accidentally browned his undies. Is there any type of customer compensation for that type of thing? He can be reached at sethfein@hotmail.com.

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NEWLY REMODELED 406 E. GREEN, U Large 2BR near Lincoln Sq, C/A, laundry on-site, Now & July, No Pets from $475. www.ppmrent.com 351-1800

Downtown apartment/ studio space @ 511 N. Neil, C. 2nd floor, 2000 sqft. 4 huge bedrooms, lots of windows, off- street parking. $1400/mo. Available August 15. Contact John, James Burch Real Estate, 3692310.

Our most desirable location on U of I golf course. 1200 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, study, dishwasher, W/D, A/C, carport plus parking, balcony/patio. 359-3687.

PERFECT CAMPUS LOCATION 1009 S. Busey, U. Huge 2 story- 2 BR duplex, hrdwd floors, 1 parking spot, living & dining room, shared laundry in unit, No Pets $895. www.ppmrent.com SAVE UP TO $1000 2 BR Townhomes with W/D, private patio and more! The perfect place to call home! Beautiful setting close to Hessel Park and on the busline. Call 356-4012

PRICES SLASHED NEED A 1 BR! Convenient 1 bedrooms near downtown Champaign now available. From $390. 403 W. White, C. 605 W. University 711 S. Randolph, C. 511 W. University, C. 515 W. Washington, C. 811 W. Hill, C. 205 S. Lynn, C.

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Of course, I will not be drinking their coffee.We have far too many great local coffee houses for me to start giving my business to them. But they shouldn’t have to worry.They will rake it in from the mindless idiots from the suburbs who will inevitably proclaim: “Omigod! I like, totally, love their mochachinos!” So, don’t buy their coffee. Go to Caffe Paradiso, Cafe Kopi, Aroma or Green St. Coffeehouse. They need people like us to support their business.

If you are one of the rich jicks living in Trails at Brittany, Copper Ridge, Lincolnshire, Ironwood, Turnberry or Glenshire trying to petition to get your own mass-transit district instead of putting in on the one that services the less fortunate, I hope you get sideswiped by an MTD and have to get a new hip. Not really. You are selfish and yes, that’s a judgment call and yes, I am making it.

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Avail. Fall. $465- $475/mo. Includes most utilities, laundry, pkg, A/C. On busline. The Weiner Companies, Ltd 384-8018 www.weinercompanies.com

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

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

FAIRLAWN VILLAGE FAIRLAWN & VINE Aug 2005. Live in a peaceful, relaxed, neighborhood setting. Fairlawn Village is a one-story apartment community, spread out on twelve acres, close to U of I, shopping and walking distance to schools. Spacious apartments with washer/dryer hook up, a/c, and garages available. One bedrooms from $485/mo. Two bedrooms from $500 to $550/mo. Call for an appointment. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 344-5043 www.barr-re.com

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Heritage Property Management, Inc. 1206 S. Randolph, Suite B Ch. (217) 351.1803 56/58 E. Healey, C 1BR $390-$425 Furnished apts with patios or balconies.Heat paid. Parkingis $35/ month. On-site laundry.

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

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

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

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AVAILABLE NOW 1 BR loft apartment. Champaign. $380/mo. 773-821-0192. Newlyweds looking for Aug. & Sept. apartment to rent. 217-621-7151 or becca_cochrane@illinoisalumni.org

710 S. Walnut, U

Receive $100 Cash!!! Nice 2 bedroom, Campus, Fall 2005 & Spring, $480/mo. 217-377-8109

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Sublease an Apartment. Atrium Apartments. 12 month lease. $370/month. Call Roberta 618-8952938.

Large apts., off-street parking, and W/D in unit. $500/mo.

201 E. California, U

2-bdr, Hrdwd floor, W/D in unit. $485/mo.

Quiet 2nd flr. 2 BR. older home. $600. Screened porch. Above offices. August 15. Green near Cedar, U. tombruno@tombruno.com. 328-6000.

STATELY BUILDING LARGE 2 BEDROOM 2 BR plus sunroom Avail. Fall 2005 hwd floors, laundry, parking $850/month includes heat, water & trash

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

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1 bdrm Duplex with garage & washer/dryer. $560 a month, Quiet Neighborhood, No deposit, 100 dollar transfer Southwest Champaign. 217621-6089. 2 bedroom, 609 W. Healey. $462/mo. Parking included. Available August 1. (309)231-5128

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1301 N. Willis, C. 3BR/ 1BA. Large shade trees, AC, Ice maker, garage, DW, GD, pet friendly, $695. 687-2654 2 bedroom and 7 bedroom house on campus for Fall 2004. 367-6626. 3BR off-campus. Quiet Area. Great yard. Off-street parking. W/D hookup. 604 N. Edwin, C. $750/mo. 6499708 5 bdrm, 3 bath on bus line, C/A, Dishwasher, garage. $1400/mo. 398-3142 5 BR Furnished House. Two story, 2 full bath. 2 Kitchen, free parking. $1350. Please call 398-5946, or 390-9536. 506 W. Springfield August ‘05. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished home. Beautiful, hardwood, parking. Ted 766-5108. 5b/2b., Jacuzzi, bus rte. $1150/mo. 365-9666. Urbana address, St.Joe school. https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/aebecker/www/rental 601 W. Nevada, U. Aug. ‘05. 3 BR. extra sunroom. Laundry, Parking. 217-299-1380.

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LINCOLN & STOUGHTON Furnished 4 BR w/ 2 BA parking, A/C, laundry $1,400/mo The Weiner Companies, Ltd.

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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE 1 Block From Campus •804 S Busey, U. •4 BR -- 2 BA •Off - Street Parking •Laundry •Wrap Around Porch 344-2376 or 359-2072

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FINAL WHIFF A big fat sorry to my Grandma Maizie for missing lunch last week. I am a bad grandson, but at least I respect gay people and their desire to be treated as humans; at least I recognize that supporting local business is the key to a thriving community; at least I know that I want to see the MTD thrive. I am a good person for the most part. Anyway, that’s what my mommy always says ...

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2 BR, 1 Bath, W/D, pets welcome, & off-street parking. $800/mo.

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Newly remodeled 5 BR, 2 bath, hardwood floors, off-street parking with garage. $1500/mo. Lovely 2 bedroom, fully furnished, with porch and baesment. Quiet neighborhood. Very clean, close to campus, hardwood floors, laundry, off-street parking. No Pets, Nonsmoking. First, Last, and Deposit. $800/mo. 359-2740 dcdancey@express.cites.uiuc.edu Rooms Available in a 5 BR Furnished House. 2 full bath. 2 Kitchen, free parking. Reasonable rates. Please call 398-5946, or 390-9536. SAFE street, furnished, 4 bedroom, 1 block from Lincoln & Green, central air, fireplace, living, dining, kitchen, W/D, includes parking, available August 15. No pets. $1400. 3673530 leave message.

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Urbana Campus 4 bedroom 702 W. Green & 812 W. Main Jimmy 373-4888

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*Private home includes cable Internet, telephone, utilities, parking. $450. 630-759-3634. Beautiful 4 BR apartment Share stunning apartment loft with 3 rommates. 5 blocks to quad. Jacuzzi, W/D, 3 baths, $385/mo plus $35/mo for utilities. Check out our website www.cu-living.com. Contact Stan 217-841-4549 or email us info@cu-living.com. CAMPUS AREA. Quality large room in house on busline. Share kitchen, laundry, utilities. $235 and up. 3560345, 721-3822. Off Campus House with available room. $400/month with utilities included, free parking, on 5 Green Busline. 224-6309 Room For Rent, $275/mo + Utilities. 1st and Chalmers. Call 630-310-0671 Rooms in huge graduate student house near West Side Park and downtown Champaign. $520 per month includes utilities, trash, telephone, cable, Ethernet, free Washer/Dryer, private off-street parking, use of large living areas. Lease & deposit required. Available August 1st 2005. 217-355-2326. Rooms with Kitchen access. Older home, front porch, large yard, offstreet parking. Near Campus. 3677237 Single rooms for women. Clean, laundry facilities, close to campus, located on busline. $245- 270/ month. Utilities included. 367-4824.

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Female grads seeking roommates for quiet Champaign House. $295. 408-768-7107 email jheng@uiuc.edu Female non-smoking graduate student seeking roommate for a two bedroom townhouse. Washer/Dryer. Tennis court in backyard. $425/mo. Available August 1st. Free parking. On bus route. 217-721-5027. rnhrdtkl@uiuc.edu. Grad student seeks non smoking roommates for 3 BR duplex. Free wireless, near buslines, quiet Champaign street. $320/mo utilities included. 617-780-5758 GRAD STUDENTS looking roommates to share beautiful nished 6 BR. 2.5 bath home at W. Springfield, C. $300/ BR. 766-5108

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3 BR, 2.5 bath, quiet, garage, $775 Need one or two roommates to share fantastic furnished house at 606 W. Springfield, C. Ted 217-7665108 Roommates needed to share spacious 3 BR apt. 1.5 blocks from Quad. Wright and Stoughton. $350/mo + utilities. Excellent location. Contact John 630-862-0572 or jharris3@uiuc.edu Roommates wanted to share deluxe furnished 3/ 4 bedroom apartments at 3rd & Clark, C. Individual 1 year lease from $225/ mo. Ted 766-5108.

4 BR, 1.5 bath, quiet, garage, $825 All in Southwest Champaign, Available August. Excellent credit and references required. 367-1406 301/ 304 W. Eureka, C. Aug. 1BR eff in house. Large shade trees, hrdwd. floors, private entry, coin W/D, A/C, pet friendly. $300- 450 incl some util. 687-2654. 505 W. California, U. (3 Blks from Lincoln) 2BR/ 1BA. AC, Ice maker, parking, GD, W/D, pet friendly. $665. 687-2654.

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