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Allyson Mcbride

Campus groups gather for parade

In keeping with this year's Homecoming theme, "Back Where You Belong," Friday afternoon thousands of people flocked to Third Street for the 42nd annual Homecoming Parade.

Wells sculpture dedicated

During his eight decades at IU, late University Chancellor Herman B Wells used to walk through campus frequently, admiring the beauty of the school he helped shape. Now a likeness of Wells, who died March 18, will always be among the woods surrounding his Owen Hall office.

Yankees go to another World Series, what else is new?

Well, it is another World Series and another trip for the New York Yankees and, unless you are a diehard Yankees or Mets fan or are excited by the first Subway Series in 44 years, who cares?

Hoosiers end Big Ten season with loss

The women's soccer team ended its Big Ten season Friday, losing a 1-0 game to Purdue. With 3:35 remaining in the first half, Purdue freshman back Jenny Kinkead put the game-winner past keeper Chrissy Heubi. That would be all that the Boilers would need as IU extended its scoreless streak to 463 minutes. It was the eighth time the Hoosiers have been shut out in the conference season.

Swimmers race by Evansville

The men's and women's swimming teams were hosts to the Evansville Aces Saturday in their season openers. The Hoosiers proved their power as both teams placed in the top three of almost every race.

Competition heats up in conference play

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No member of the men\'s soccer team knows what losing a Big Ten game feels like. In fact, the Hoosiers haven\'t lost a Big Ten game in 38 matches. The unbeaten streak extends back to Oct. 13, 1995, when IU lost to eventual national-champion Wisconsin 2-0.

Men's soccer getting some "ugly" victories

So you're looking for something to put on your wall, and this is the choice you must make … The "Mona Lisa" versus "Dogs Playing Poker." Because of my taste, or extreme lack thereof, I would choose "Dogs Playing Poker." And while "Dogs Playing Poker" does have its charms, even I am not stupid enough to conclude that it is superior in beauty to the "Mona Lisa." So what does this art lesson have to do with soccer? My point is that both paintings will get the job of covering the wall done. And while the men's soccer team had some da Vinci's throughout this season, it's been nothing but "Dogs Playing Poker" lately.

Hoosiers play poorly, still win

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The men's soccer team needed a penalty kick in the game's 20th minute Sunday to beat Ohio State in its final regular season Big Ten game. The penalty kick, scored by senior forward Matt Fundenberger after junior midfielder Tyler Hawley was taken down in the penalty area, was all the scoring that took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, as IU won 1-0.

It's about time

The football team's best week of practice this season resulted in IU picking up its biggest win in the coach Cam Cameron era. After getting embarrassed 58-0 last Saturday at Michigan, IU (3-4, 2-2 in Big Ten play) recovered Saturday to defeat No. 22 Minnesota 51-43 before a Homecoming crowd of 30,882 at Memorial Stadium. The win marked Cameron's first victory against a ranked opponent. IU's last win against a ranked team was a 10-0 victory against Michigan State in 1993.

Researchers test geofertilizing

Results of a large-scale experiment in the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, hint that scientists could engineer the world's oceans, according to Nature. But some experts say the effects of "geofertilizing" can be harmful. The procedure can be accomplished by stimulating the growth of algae, which consume carbon dioxide. This means oceans can then be immense sponges for carbon dioxide -- the culprit for rising global temperatures.

General Electric makes aircraft merger

The battle for Dow component Honeywell International Inc. heated up Friday, as United Technologies Corporation announced it would not be acquiring the company. Honeywell confirmed its merger discussions with United Technologies were finished Oct. 20, and announced it was considering alternative proposals. Reuters reported that General Electric stepped in and sealed a deal for Honeywell Saturday. The deal is supposedly worth around $44 billion in stock, or around $55 dollars a share. The proposed acquisition will be the largest ever for GE.

Oil companies to report earnings

This week, a number of oil-related companies are expected to deliver earnings, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Sunoco. Numerous technology companies -- including Compaq, WorldCom, Amazon, Lucent and AT&T -- will also be reporting earnings. If these companies provide positive guidance to investors, it could be another week of gains on Wall Street.

String Cheese Incident jams

I almost got trampled by a fan who could not wait to see the String Cheese Incident play at the IU Auditorium Thursday night. It was reminiscent of Union Station during rush hour -- people everywhere, except everyone was in good spirits. People outside, pushing and crowding to get in, people just inside the doors, fumbling for their tickets and barely pausing long enough to get their hands stamped. And once inside the Auditorium there were people dancing. Enthusiastic fans were bouncing, bobbing, weaving, jamming, grooving or at least tapping their feet to the distinctive beats of the String Cheese Incident.

Science building will benefit students

I am compelled to respond to your staff editorial that dismisses the new multi-disciplinary science building as "not that important" because students' needs should take priority over construction projects ("Science building not that important," Oct. 18).

To Green or not to Green

Ralph Nader is contending that Al Gore and George W. Bush are cut from the same cloth, and that means Nadar has quite a credibility gap to deal with too. In the New York Times, Nader insists the two major party candidates, though trumpeting their differences, are just Washington insiders, victims of "the increasing homogenization of both parties into one party indentured to business interests." As far as the Green Party candidate is concerned, Gore and Bush are both gray.

Gore will work to prevent crises

During the second debate, Democratic candidate Al Gore and Republican candidate George W. Bush spent a great deal of time addressing foreign policy, an issue about which the candidates have distinct differences.

Bush offers renewed trust with military

There is an old story about a man who had just been hired as the head of a premier collegiate basketball team. During his first meeting with the athletic director, the director said, "I just want you to know that we are behind you 110 percent, whether you win, or you win big."

Low faculty morale needs attention

Another one gone, another one gone, another one bites the dust. In five years, five chemistry professors have left IU for other universities. And the most recent departure is evidence professors are leaving because of the academic erosion of this University.

Dia de la Raza celebrates Latino culture

Thursday evening Latinos Unidos held one of its biggest celebrations of the year -- Dia de la Raza. Dia de la Raza falls on the same day as Columbus Day and used to be celebrated as the holiday's Spanish equivalent.

Union to host 68 law schools

One-third of America's law schools will be participating in this year's Law Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Indiana Memorial Union's Frangipani Room. The informal gathering will give students a chance to meet with representatives from 68 law schools around the country.

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