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Is it fate, or just a blind date?

The popularity of dating shows on television is perplexing, but perhaps understandable due to the public's voyeuristic tendencies. In an attempt to better understand the dating-show frenzy, The Eagle sent two supposedly unacquainted AU undergraduates on a blind date. Unfortunately, due to the incestuous nature of AU, the two candidates had already met. But hey, they didn't know each other THAT well, and aren't blind dates always amusing ... to hear about at least?

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Park Bethesda neighbors are happier with college residents

Park Bethesda is a University-owned apartment building available to upperclassmen. AU acquired the building last August. Originally, there was neighborhood opposition to AU's acquisition of the building, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs. However, she said neighbors' concerns have dwindled over time.

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Voices and violins make music at AU

The AU Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will perform together at the Greenberg Theater Saturday. "This is the first performance that has incorporated such a meshing of both the orchestra and chorus," said Gene Fielden, a sophomore who has played the viola in the orchestra since his freshman year.

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Band shares its 'Story'

St. Louis' Story of the Year's amazingly energetic show came to the Black Cat on Thursday as the band, along with Jackson, opened for pop-rockers Sugarcult. Story of the Year tore through a set of aggressive and fast-paced songs from its debut album, "Page Avenue."

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Weekend Hot Spots

Bands coming to D.C. include Mix Master Mike, LeTigre, and just for AU, the Ataris with Planes Mistaken for Stars

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Ambassador speaks on global economy

Expanding global markets, reducing barriers to trade and working through multilateral institutions such as the United Nations and World Trade Organization are the best ways for the United States to work with small countries like New Zealand in making the world a safer place, New Zealand Ambassador John Wood said Monday night.

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Fantasy sport junkie

Sports Columnist Elliot Smilowitz is addicted to fantasy sports. It started innocently enough. An NCAA tournament bracket here, a friendly wager on a baseball game there. Finally, he decided that this NFL season, he would dive head-first into the world of fantasy football.

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20 Athletic scholarships cut next year

The AU Athletics Department cut all Swimming and Diving scholarships last week, a move that will reallocate funds to other athletic projects. The policy goes into effect for the 2004-05 season, which means no incoming freshman will be awarded athletic scholarships for the Men's or Women's Swimming and Diving teams.

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Moseley Braun stresses equality in politics

If Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun won the election, she would be the first black person and the first woman to become president. Braun spoke Wednesday at AU's Washington College of Law to a crowd of more than 200 people about her background in politics, emphasizing that equality needs to be in front of the law.

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Protested display unchanged

Against the wishes of a committee organized by an AU history professor, the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum intends to continue with its planned display of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima Aug. 6, 1945.

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Get some action in Bender Arena

Columnist Ryan Sherwin: As the Men's and Women's Basketball season kicks off within the next week it is becoming more and more apparent that AU sports fans' support has been suffering.

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TDR to survey campus

The best way to evaluate how students feel about campus eateries may not be through Today@AU, but rather by setting up computers in TDR, the Joint Committee on Dining Services discussed Nov. 3. The survey examines all dining venues on campus such as the Terrace Dining Room, the Tavern, The Eagle's Nest, Einstein Bros.' Bagels, Jamba Juice, Chik-Fil-A and Salsa.

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Music Notes

The Eagle music contributors review new CDs from bands including Catch-22, Guster, Primus, Northern State, Thursday, Isobel, and a bluegrass tribute to Blink-182

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Conference analyzes democracy

This past weekend, distinguished guests and experts in the field of democratic studies were featured in a conference on elections and democracy in North America.

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FCC combats piracy

Those who copy digital television shows may find it difficult to redistribute these copies because of an order passed by the Federal Communications Commission. The order, passed Nov. 4, requires all products that can receive a digital signal to include "broadcast flag technology" by July 2005.

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