D.C. looks to make bars smoke-free

The D.C. government is considering a bill that would make it illegal to smoke in any bar, nightclub or restaurant in D.C. Advocates of smoke-free workplaces have also requested an initiative that will appear on ballots in November if the referendum is approved in a hearing Wednesday.

Women's B-ball downs Midshipmen

The Women's Basketball team bounced back from a loss at Bucknell to beat the Navy Midshipmen 59-48 at Bender Arena Wednesday night. AU was led by senior guard Kaitlyn Schuyler and junior forward Kim Salem, who each scored 17 points in the contest. Salem also pulled down nine rebounds.

Top ten ways to spice up V-Day

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, many students are probably wondering how to make this year extra special for their sports-fanatic lover. Well, wonder no longer, girls. The Eagle Sports desk has decided to provide you with a list of ways to integrate sports into your Valentine celebration.

Campus Briefs

Senior is Mass. Cherry Blossom princess Senior Melissa Chin was chosen to represent Massachusetts as the 2004 Cherry Blossom Princess during the Annual National Cherry Blossom Festival to be held in D.C. March 27 to April 11. State societies chose one princess based on accomplishments, community service, leadership and poise.

Lovers' day is singles' dream

Is single the new black? The formerly teary-eyed girl sniffling over a carton with her true loves, Ben and Jerry, has been transformed by the financial and social independence of successful twenty-something Washington women living up the single life. While the cover of Cosmopolitan formerly read "How to Please Your Man," more and more women's magazines are focusing on how women should please themselves, whether it is with the hottest pair of Kenneth Coles or the raciest vibrator on the market.

Bob Dylan knockin' on AU's door

Bob Dylan and his band will play AU's Bender Arena on Saturday, April 3, as part of his upcoming nationwide tour, which begins on March 1 in St. Louis. The concert, presented by I.M.P., will be open to the public as well as AU students. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Saturday, Feb.

The Rusty Nail

I often ask myself, "Is AU really below the Mason-Dixon line?" Despite the evidence to the contrary (liberal attitudes, no accents, black people regularly winning elections without white interference), the District of Columbia really is a Southern colony.

Lennox the great

Ian Quillen, sports columnist: 'Lewis fought and beat everyone who wanted to fight him. And he should rank among the greatest boxers of all time. 'But with the media giving only moderate attention to his retirement, it's already clear that he won't.'

Sex & Sensibility

I get lonely, especially around Valentine's Day. February is the time of year when couples are everywhere, and it seems as if us singles are nowhere to be found. These thoughts occupy my mind, as those in relationships cherish their love, and those that are single may feel left out.

Rock the Vote targets students

Contending that the youth vote could be an important factor in this year's elections, one organization is working to mobilize young adults. About 20 young people gathered last Tuesday to talk about the importance of the youth vote in the second meet-up for MTV's Rock the Vote at Caf? Luna in Dupont Circle. They included students and people who work for nonprofit organizations, the media, youth activism, education and research.

Pay hourly in Nebraska lot

Public Safety and Physical Plant Operations are moving ahead on a plan to provide a pay-as-you-go parking system in the Nebraska Parking Lot. The plan would call for the installation of automated pay stations in the lot, according to Thomas Leathers, manager of Transportation Services for Public Safety.

CD Reviews

The Eagle's music desk reviews CDs from bands such as Paloalto, The Subhumans, The Flaming Lips and Shinedown.

Japanese tea time at AU Sunday

Japanese international student Yuko Matsumoto shows off basic rituals involved in a traditional Japanese tea cermony, while fellow student Kyoko Furukawa explains the principles behind it. The two were among others who helped share food to about 60 hungry students eagerly waiting to try Asian cuisines.

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