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Brooklyn's Biohazard: the exclusive interview

Over the summer, in promoting their new album, "State of the World Address," New York band Biohazard played in the nearby Merriweather Post Pavilion, opening for Sepultura and Pantera. Biohazard is (and always will be, according to the CD jacket): Billy Graziadei - vocals, guitar, piano; Bobby Hambel - lead guitars, acoustic guitars; Danny Schuler - drums; and Evan Seinfeld - vocals, bass. The following is an interview with Graziadei.

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Please warn us first

I recently purchased a grilled cheese sandwich. All I wanted was some bread and cheese. Simple enough. After being handed the sandwich, I was on it like bats on a beehive hairdo. I wasn't expecting anything too fancy. No reason to call in Pasquale. However, they really went all out.

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Return of the Ramen

All right, here we are again, another year, another column. Not that I'm complaining, or anything. I like doing this sort of thing. But there are only so many words in the English language, and I think I'm really close to my legal limit. Oh, and a big "Hi-de-ho" kind of welcome to everyone who's new at AU.

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New Hillel Director

I walked into the Eagle office and she stopped me to introduce herself. She didn't realize that I was to be the reporter to interview her. It's rarely so fun to interview one individual as it was to talk to Lizabeth Wiener, the new program director of American University Hillel.

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One Card unifies meal plan, hall access and Bender library use

AU is going high-tech. Beginning this semester, the university is implementing a new, state-of-the-art ID card system. The "One Card" is designed to be used for a variety of services on campus and has reduced the cost and hassle of student ID cards, according to Tom Taylor, manager of security systems.

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Music Review: Public Enemy

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." So begins Public Enemy's sixth album, "Muse Slick N Hour Mess Age." True to the quote, Public Enemy has always stood their ground amidst media controversy, little radio airplay, white supremacy, and ignorance in general.

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Ladner fires up flames of AU tradition

"Harvard on the Potomac" is no longer as new President Benjamin Ladner stepped into the AU public eye Wednesday at opening convocation. In his first major address to students, faculty and staff, Ladner saluted AU's past while speaking out against trying to imitate other universities.

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Three Democrats vie for Ward 3 seat

With D.C. primaries just over a week away, the three candidates vying for the democratic nomination for Ward 3 council seat are making the final push for your votes. The candidates include incumbent Jim Nathanson, who has already served two four-year terms, Kathy Patterson, and James Montgomery.

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Music Review: "The Crow" Soundtrack

The music of "The Crow" is so interwoven with the film that it is much more than the normal filler between dialogue. In an interview two-and-a-half years ago, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits said he disliked soundtrack work because the music often became trapped by the sounds and circumstances of the film.

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Film Review: "Barcelona"

If you are someone who likes movies with a plot, character development, and continuity, "Barcelona" is not the movie for you. This new film written and directed by Whit Stillman, also the creator of the critically "disclaimed" "Metropolitan," is quite reminiscent of his past work ... unfortunately.

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Permits now only obstacle to construction at Spring Valley Center

Construction is still on hold at the recently-purchased Spring Valley Center, new home to the Washington College of Law, and will not begin until construction permits are obtained. "The city provides no specific calendar as to when the permit will be released," said Andrew Popper, WCL deputy dean of space and planning.

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Sex in the afternoon

Suzi Landolphi, known for her frank approach to sex and safety in the '90s entertained and informed students last week in the Woods-Brown Amphitheater.

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'Powerful' help getting to and fro

This summer Neil Simon founded Powerful Productions, an information service for summer interns staying in D.C. who were looking for entertainment. Now that the school year has begun, he and his staff of 11 are providing similar services for students at AU, busing them to and from clubs and bars in the area.

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Hot Coffee lawsuit

I was recently made aware of a lawsuit against a fast-food restaurant. A woman purchased a cup of coffee in a drive through, stuck the piping hot Java in between her knees and drove off. As she jetted from the scene, the hot coffee spilled, causing third degree burns.