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Brian Hancock

Jazz virtuoso David Baker returns to Bear's Place

Professor David Baker will take the stage once again at 5:30 p.m. today at Bear's Place, 1316 E. Third St, at the Jazz Fables concert series. Baker will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Jazz Fables series, which has played at Bear's almost every week since its conception in September 1989.

How will we survive without 'Survivor'

This is the first installment of a weekly column that will run Wednesdays. Since Larry King was unavailable for a weekly intellectual critique of culture and cinema, we had to make due with in-house film reviewer and former arts editor Martin Tsai. That's life.

Mellencamp to play free concert on campus

John Mellencamp fancies himself a Good Samaritan. The Seymour native announced Tuesday he'll give a free acoustic performance at 1 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Field, at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 10th Street. Mellencamp has been performing free, impromptu concerts throughout the month of August as part of his Good Samaritan Tour. He announces the concerts on his Web site,, a few days in advance and has played in Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Boston. Though attendance has varied, a recent show in Chicago drew in 15,000 for his hour-long set. The Bloomington performance will be the last of the tour, according to his Web site.

Junior realizes his lifelong dream of being cast in 'Rent'

The only thing missing is the glass slipper. Junior Justin Johnston is living out his lifelong dream of being an entertainer in what he calls "a Cinderella story." After pursuing a major in telecommunications and a minor in music at IU for three years, he is leaving Bloomington to join the national touring company of the Tony Award-winning musical "Rent."

Computing problems fixed in residence halls

University Information Technology Services has been working overtime to correct computer problems many students living in the residence halls have experienced during the last week, a University official said.

Senior leads volleyball squad

When senior Amanda Welter was entering her final year in high school she had a decision to make. Would she accept a scholarship to play volleyball, or would she accept one to play basketball? Luckily for the volleyball team, she took her aunt's advice and played volleyball. Now, Welter is IU's leading outside hitter.

Pikes ready to start over on campus

Two years after a sophomore died at Pi Kappa Alpha, the fraternity is ready to begin again. The Pikes, residing at 1012 E. Third St., were officially reinstated May 15. The fraternity had to clear a series of hurdles, including an interview process conducted by the national organization.

Expectations are high for this year's Fighting Illini

Rausell "Rocky" Harvey ran for 2,500 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior in high school and blew up in his second Illinois football game for 215 yards and three touchdowns. But is was not until his 17th collegiate contest against Michigan last season that the 5-foot-9, 215-pounder gain respect from his critics.

Alpha Sig shocked by national's eviction notice

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, members of Alpha Sigma Phi gathered in their house for a meeting with Assistant Dean of Students Jim Gibson and IU Alpha Sig Corporation Board President Steve Pitts. They thought the meeting was about rush. Instead, members received an eviction notice, effective Sept. 6.

The Rock rules on 'Raw is War'

"Finally, The Rock has come back to Greensboro!" Those were the words that Duane Johnson, better known as World Wrestling Federation superstar The Rock, shouted Monday night in front of a sold-out crowd for Monday Night Raw in Greensboro, N.C. Raw, the highest rated show in cable television history, was pushed back from its usual time slot of 8-10 p.m. because of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. But this did not stop the show from beating its leading competitor, Monday Night Nitro, in ratings for the 90th week in a row.

Money still a big issue in sports

Inequities in the national sports community leads to an inauspicious product on the playing field. While it seems as though several leagues have taken precautionary measures such as salary caps and exemptions to ensure and endorse team parity, our national pastime has fallen behind in producing a consistent, qualitative Major League Baseball federation.

Hoosiers return after 11-day camp

Eleven days away from home is a long time. Practicing football continuously for 11 days in Marshall, Ind., 90 minutes west of Indianapolis, can make the time seem even longer.

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