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Allyson Mcbride

Geyer did what was needed for team

When you look through the box score, Tom Geyer's performance will never jump out as being exceptional. From a basketball standpoint, Tom was really nothing more than a practice player, but from a human being standpoint, Tom was a First Team All-American.

Dance Marathon needs participants

An incredible fall tradition, the IU Dance Marathon, is quickly approaching. Dance Marathon is a 36-hour event that raises money for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. More than 700 students will stay awake for an entire weekend to dance, play games, listen to terrific bands, eat food and play with the children from Riley, all to benefit the Hospital.

Scott will reintroduce academic rigor

The children of Monroe County deserve a good education, and the upcoming School Board election is a very important event in making sure they get the education they need to compete in the 21st century economy. To this end, I believe the voters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation school district should vote for Dr. William E. Scott.

Scientists clone Iowa ox in hopes of saving species

Who can forget Dolly? Well, now get ready to welcome Noah, who will be the first cloned ox to enter the world. The bovine surrogate mother, Bessie, is carrying the Indian bison or gaur, a fetus, at a farm near Sioux City, Iowa. If she delivers as expected next month, she will be the harbinger of a stunning new way to save endangered species.

Sorority plays to help kids

Alpha Gamma Delta, 1314 N. Jordan Ave., kicked off its annual Teeter-Totter-a-Thon Saturday. The goal of the philanthropy event was to teeter-totter for 24 hours to raise money for juvenile diabetes. Sorority members signed up for one-hour shifts for teeter-tottering and for supporting the participants. Representatives from nine other chapters also participated in the fund-raiser.

Scholar to address diversity

Orlando Patterson, professor of sociology at Harvard University and renowned scholar on race relations and freedom in Western culture, will address faculty and students on racial integration and freedom tonight at the 13th annual Paul V. McNutt Lecture, sponsored by the history department. His speech, "Diversity, Security and the Contradictions of Freedom in America," will be at 8 p.m. in Rawles Hall 100.

Asbestos removal worries library staff

Editor's note: This article is to correct inaccurate information in the Oct. 11 article, "Library staff concerned about asbestos." The IDS regrets the errors. In early June, IU decided to move forward with the removal of asbestos from the lower level of the Main Library.

Wyclef Jean helps students unwind, have fun

It's midterm week at IU. But if anyone went to the IU Auditorium Sunday night stressed about grades or exams, they didn't leave feeling the same way. They heeded Wyclef's words of wisdom. It doesn't matter. Union Board brought MTV's Campus Invasion Tour to Bloomington, showcasing Black-Eyed Peas, De La Soul and Wyclef Jean. Black-Eyed Peas kicked off the show with a high-energy, bass-bumping set. The group opened their set with "Bringin' It Back," instantly getting the crowd on their feet.

Grammy legend to play Auditorium

Bonnie Raitt, one of the music world's most enduring performers, brings her silky syncopations to the IU Auditorium tonight on her most recent concert tour. Raitt, who has been touring in support of her most recent album for more than two years, has been reaching out to new music lovers at smaller venues such as the Auditorium, as well as playing bigger halls to satisfy her most diehard fans.

The women of antiquity

It's hard to believe that the coins used by a woman in ancient Rome to buy groceries for her family are still feeding a Yugoslavian woman and her family today. Once part of the Roman empire, Yugoslavia is rich in hordes of ancient coins, many of which were buried centuries ago by a warrior who went off to battle, never to return. With the breakdown of authority in Yugoslavia, people are trying any method possible to earn income, and selling ancient coins on the art market is one of the clearest ways to do it.

A race rich in stories, memories

The inaugural Hoosiers Outrun Cancer Run/Walk, that aimed to increase awareness of cancer and raise money to fight it, drew about 2,300 participants to campus Saturday.

General Electric layoffs set for Dec. 15

General Electric gave notice last week to 870 workers at its Bloomington factory that they might be laid off just days before Christmas. Dec. 15 will be the first of two scheduled layoffs at the plant. GE announced last December it will eliminate 1,400 of 3,200 jobs at the side-by-side refrigerator plant at 301 N. Curry Pike in two phases.

Mideast peace summit begins

As Israel and Palestine enter today's peace summit in Egypt, unstable leadership and outcry over violence are some of the issues clouding chances of a permanent peace accord.

Uncertain promises

What would you do with $4,561,000,000,000? This is the United States' 10-year projected budget surplus according to the Congressional Budget Office and both presidential candidates want everyone to feel like they'll get a big slice of the pie.

Student faces indictment

An IU graduate student lost her son three years ago -- and she might in turn lose her own life because of it.

Alumni draft petition

A petition drafted by a group of IU alumni is calling for the resignation of IU President Myles Brand, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations Christopher Simpson, athletics director Clarence Doninger and the entire IU board of trustees.

Senior leads cross country team

Young people are impressionable. So impressionable that when a second grade teacher tells his students to try out for the cross-country team when they reach the sixth grade, they listen. Such is the case with Aaron Gillen, a fifth-year senior.

Weekend sweep boosts Volleyball's Big Ten chances

A stats sheet is a notorious liar. Often its ingredients -- kills, blocks, hitting percentage -- are worth little more than a toss to a trashcan. But anyone keeping tallies of the volleyball team's contests this weekend in an effort to uncover the most tell-tale statistics likely ran out of ink; circling and underlining numbers, which, in this case, told no lies. Instead, the black and white slip of paper turned into the IU volleyball bible for a couple nights in a row. The Hoosiers (12-6, 3-5) used gutsy, consistent play and a solid week of practice to snap a five-game losing streak and turn around their Big Ten season in a heartbeat, pounding Illinois and Purdue.

Cross country team emerges from meet

In a meet like the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, most teams just try to not get lost in the crowd. The No. 22 men's team emerged from the 53 teams at the meet with a 17th place finish.

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