Emily Carone


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Scars of atomic bombing still felt today

A speaking tour of Japanese students and a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing made its way to professor Peter Kuznick's Social Forces that Shaped America class Friday to talk about the first atom bomb drop and the future of atomic weapons. The Chugoku Shimbun newspaper is sponsoring the speaking tour, which began in San Francisco and will end in New York this week.

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Campus Calendar

Thursday, April 21 Workshop: Greetings from You! 1:00-3:00 p.m. National Postal Museum In honor of National Card and Letter Writing Month, learn about the history of greeting cards and make a card for someone special. Discussion: Constitutional Conversation 7:00-8:30 p.

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Metro brief: Amtrak suspends service

Amtrak has suspended service on the Acela Express trains that connect Washington to New York City and Boston. During a routine inspection Thursday on an Acela Express train, cracks were discovered in the train's brake parts. After inspecting the brakes on all 20 Acela Express trains, 300 cracks were found.

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National Brief: Comedian dies at age 37

Comedian Mitch Hedberg, famous for his cutting one-liners and hippie style, died on March 30 in a hotel room in Livingston, N.J. He was 37. Pending an autopsy for confirmation, Hedberg's cause of death was thought to be heart failure. His mother, Mary Hedberg, told The Associated Press that her son was born with a heart defect that may have contributed to his death.

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John Paul II 'hero' to many

Area churches celebrated Masses in honor of Pope John Paul II's life and 26-year reign as pope. St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral in Northwest D.C. held a special Mass in honor of the pope Saturday night, attended by President Bush and his wife. The Pope celebrated Mass at St.

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City Calendar

March 31, 2005 Panel Discussion: "Yeah, Yeah, Screenprinters Take it to the Streets" 1:00 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art A discussion featuring students and professionals will examine the historical role of the screenprint, the role the screenprint plays in the underground music scene and non-academic print opportunities.

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Local arts on display at indie showcase

The "deaDCity Arts Collective," a group of D.C. punk artists devoted to promoting creativity in the city, opened its first art show on Friday. The show, "Never Mind the Corcoran," is in the Warehouse gallery at 1019 Seventh St. NW, which has been filled with art from local young artists, including AU sophomore Carni Klirs.

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City Calendar

Thursday, March 17 Comedy: D.C. Comedy Fest March 17-20, Locations and times vary Comedy acts from D.C. and North America will be performing throughout the city during the first D.C. Comedy Fest. Comedy classes will be offered. Admission is $10-$20. See www.

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Metro Brief: Howard's Hilltop makes history with daily

Howard University's student newspaper, The Hilltop, began publishing daily on Monday, making it the first newspaper at a historically black college to do so. The Hilltop started publishing every Tuesday and Friday in 2001, and is now making the jump to five issues per week under Editor in Chief Ruth Tisdale, a junior political science major.

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