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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.

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Renovating Anderson: Phase one

After a waiting period that left it last in the line of halls to be renovated, the Phase I renovations on Anderson Hall were finally completed this summer. And what was it that excited residents most about the refurbished hall? The source of excitement is not the temporary carpets, nor the better air conditioning units but is reportedly the new lounge kitchens.

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Music Review: b-tribe

Simplicity is pure. But b-tribe artfully combines many styles and sounds together with surprising fluidity. B-tribe was the result of a collaboration project between The Gypsy Kings and Enigma, if you could imagine such a mix. The basis of this compilation is flamenco music - flamenco puro- and synth melodies.

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Candidates debate issues

The biggest issue in the upcoming city council election is D.C.'s financial crisis, candidates for Ward 3 council member and audience members said at a candidates' forum Thursday night. The forum, which was held at McLean Gardens condominiums, was one of several which have been held in the past several weeks to allow the public to ask questions to the four candidates running for Ward 3 council member, Democratic incumbent Jim Nathanson, Democratic challengers Kathy Patterson and James Montgomery, and Republican challenger Philip Murphy.

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Film Review: City Slickers II

"City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold" repackages the Western adventure as a cure for the mid-life crises of Mitch (Billy Crystal) and Phil (Daniel Stern). Either Ed (Bruno Kirby) found a new vacation-type catharsis for his yuppie-dom, or the rumors of tension between Kirby and Crystal are more than rumors, because Kirby is replaced by John Lovitz, stiff at first, as Mitch's brother.

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Levellers fight censorship

Politics has rotated around the rock 'n' roll music world since Elvis' pelvis was first censored by the Ed Sullivan Show. Through the "Make Love, Not War" slogans of the Hippies, to the shocking and politically-inspired lyrics of the Clash and Jello Biafra, Rock 'n' Roll has often taken up both cause and controversy.

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Many changes come as Ladner arrives

Bill Ahlstrom, who served as special assistant to Presidents Joseph Duffey and Elliott Milstein, has left AU, as have Director of Student Activities Larry Williams, Director of Student Services Darion Carney and Associate Dean of Students Stacey Morgan-Foster.

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Concert Review: Lollapalooza

One week before Woodstock '94 commenced in upstate New York, Lollapalooza '94 rolled through our area. Held at the Charleston Racetrack in scenic (barren) West Virginia, this festival proved to be better than ever in its third year.

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Film Review: "Fresh"

"Fresh" has been marketed as another "It's so rough in the Ghetto" film. This unique form of film began with "Boyz 'N' the Hood" and has included both the excellent ("Menace II Society") and abominable ("Above The Rim"). "Fresh," however, is much more than another remake of Boyz.

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Film Review: "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

Just when you thought there would never be an alternative to Arnoldian style action films or badly-adapted screen versions of John Grisham novels comes something totally unique from Australia, "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Written and directed by Stephen Elliot, "Priscilla" combines in a fantastical way two seemingly unlike things: drag queens and the Australian outback.

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AU's New First Lady

Oh, that Southern hospitality! It's not often that you find yourself being offered a peanut butter cookie (with real chunks of peanuts mixed in) from the First Lady of a major university.