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Czechs speak the same, smell a little different

In the smoky recesses of Akropolis, a dingy bar and concert venue in one of Prague's blue-collar suburbs, Czech band Zoe-Deer was testing the sound system. They greeted the crowd in Czech and thanked the crowd for being there in Czech. "Diky moc," the lead singer said, "Thank you much," and then launched into the opening number.

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Metro may hike fares

It may be necessary to raise Metro fares next summer to keep the transportation system operating, although fares just increased this summer, according to Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.

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Help clean up D.C.

AU students who would like to help the D.C. area recover from Hurricane Isabel can find several agencies looking for assistance as the District has been designated a Disaster Area by President George W. Bush.

Sports
College sports provide broken system

As of now, Ohio State running back Maurice Clarrett's future remains uncertain. Suspended by OSU for the 2003 season for violating NCAA rules, he has several options. He can transfer to I-AA Grambling, where he would not be forced to sit out the start of next season.

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'Fight Club' author creates anew

One would think Chuck Palahniuk, author of the well known book-turned-movie "Fight Club," would come off as a bit odd or even deranged. In actuality, he admitted that he wouldn't "fight Kierkegaard - because he had a bad back" at the National Press Club on Monday.

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Music Notes

The weekly CD reviews from The Eagle Music Section. Up this week: Mark Ronson, Grandaddy, Live, A Static Lullaby, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Those Peabodys, Vertical Horizon and Strike Anywhere.

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Dining on an AU meal plan

Stir-fry, hamburgers, pasta, fried chicken and salad frequently star on the TDR menu. They sound delicious, but sometimes can't satisfy one's cravings. The chefs at TDR try to prepare an assortment of foods to meet the tastes of campus, but sometimes some students anguish over finding something to chow down on.

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The man behind the meal

Ever wondered who controls what you eat in the Terrace Dining Room? Or who gave AU students the gift of the waffle irons? Or who decides what food at the Comfort Zone will wrap you in reminiscences of Mom's cooking? Meet Jack Cahill, the general manager of TDR and an employee of Bon Appetit, the food service corporation that handles dining for AU and more than 60 colleges nationwide.

Sports
Men's team tromps George Mason U.

Nothing went according to plan for AU Men's Soccer this weekend. First, Hurricane Isabel tore through the mid-Atlantic, shutting the school down for Thursday and Friday. Then, Saturday's match at George Mason was changed from a night game to a day game, and moved to an intramural field.

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Avoid tired 'temptation'

"The Fighting Temptations" is a typical romantic comedy, with a plot focused on gospel music. The majority of this rather lengthy movie is spent, for better or worse, listening to the entire cast sing over and over again. The film focuses on the coming together of a community and on an unfortunately dry love story.

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