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University is more than basketball team

I am an Indiana native and IU alumnus. I am also a long-time admirer and supporter of Coach Knight. However, I have also spent the last year on the Cornell University campus as a graduate student. Over the past six months, I've come to realize the perception that others in the academic community have for our great school. Unfortunately, it is not flattering.

Knight was teacher, coach, friend

Dear Coach Knight, I am a 52-year-old alumnus of Indiana University, bachelor's through doctoral. You have been part of my history, and I want to thank you and send my support in this unfair time.

Riots blemish IU's long, rich tradition

I am writing this letter to express my concern about what took place on campus Sunday night. It seems ludicrous to me that people would go to such extremes of violence and damaging private property over a basketball coach. I know most people admire Coach Knight for what he has done for the University, but what these people seem to forget is that an institution such as Indiana University should be dedicated to education and not athletics.

Hannah House offers pregnant women a place to go

An expectant mother has three options. She can have her baby and choose to be a parent, carry the baby to term and give it up for adoption or terminate her pregnancy. When a teenage girl chooses to have a baby, she might face pressure from her family and friends. The woman might be facing a crisis pregnancy and does not know where to turn for help. Hannah House is the place for answers, hope, love and education for many women who are experiencing crises pregnancies.

Sports heroes should lead by example

Firing Bobby Knight is one of the best decisions this University has ever made. While Bobby Knight has been an excellent coach in the past, times have changed, and Bobby Knight has not.

Around the Arts

Homunculus, a five-piece band formed at IU and including IU alumni, will perform at 10 p.m. tonight at the Bluebird, 216 N. Walnut St.

Local jazz violinist to play

Recent IU graduate and jazz violinist Sara Caswell will perform selections from her debut album today at Bear's Place, 1316 E. Third St., at 5:30 p.m. She will be accompanied by her sister, Rachel Caswell, on vocals, Jack Helsey on bass and Pat Harbison on trumpet. Admission is $5 at the door.

Raitt to give campus 'something to talk about'

Blues legend Bonnie Raitt will bring her signature twang and slide guitar to campus next month. Union Board booked the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the IU Auditorium. Available at all local Ticketmaster locations, tickets run from $25 to $40, with a $5 discount for students.

Students discuss Jewish VP nominee

Last year, when history professor Irving Katz led a discussion, "Will there ever be a Jewish President," he said it's a possibility, but a remote one. Katz, a self-proclaimed elections expert, again on Tuesday led a discussion about politics and the possibility of Joseph Lieberman, a Jew, taking the nation's second-highest position. If Al Gore and Lieberman win, it'll make Lieberman the first Jewish vice president in history.

Sketch of Behrman suspect released by BPD

After nearly three and a half months of searching for sophomore Jill Behrman, authorities and her family still don't know where she is. But there is some hope in the case.

'Oz' details human nature

HBO's prison drama "Oz" is depressing enough to make Kathy Lee Gifford stick a .357 Magnum in her mouth. It's more violent than Miss Piggy on crack, and it has more man-on-man rape than a Gore Vidal novel. It's also one of the best shows on television.

'Kings of Comedy' more than the court jester

The title of the movie is pretty sketchy. To call these four men, who went on tour in the winter of 2000 and who have had moderate success on television "The Original Kings of Comedy," is a stretch to say the least. Even if the definition were narrowed to the original kings of black comedy, one wonders who gave them permission to steal the title from Richard Pryor or even Eddie Murphy.

'Godfather II' not Coppola's only great work from 1974

Rarely has a director achieved what Francis Ford Coppola did in 1974 - the direction of two powerful, acclaimed pictures in one year. His "The Godfather: Part II" received the Best Picture Oscar, while "The Conversation," which might just be a better film, won the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes and showed the film world that Coppola knew about more than just mafiosos.

Bloomingtonfest promoter stands behind his bands

This year's Bloomingtonfest marks Steve Duginske's most intense effort to bring together a unique mix of music and community. Although the third annual festival kicks off tonight, Bloomingtonfest's story starts more than 10 years ago in Carmel, Ind., Duginske's home town.

The yuppification of nudist arson

There are a few things in life that I'd like to do. I'd like to convince the editors at the Village Voice to allow me to report on the Mets. I'd like to discover a cure for sickle cell anemia, feed and clothe the homeless, find inner peace and come up with a really great recipe for beef cannelloni.

Knight rebuts 'zero-tolerance' claims

Bob Knight sat on his back porch Wednesday morning with his attorney to his left and one of his best friends to his right. His wife Karen was inside their home. These are now the people he surrounds himself with ' family, friends and attorneys. These are the relationships the former coach has sustained. After about three days of "I-said-he-said" debates, a man who is arguably one of the country's greatest basketball coaches, was fired. But the tension began long ago.

Baring for the Bursar Bill

Shay dances naked in a dark little bar filled with big talk, small talk, smoke and music. It's a place where half-naked women smile at red-faced men. It's a place where money, lots of money, is pushed between boobs, under g-strings and hidden in bras. Some love it, some hate it and a few who work or go there never admit it. Regardless, dancing at Night Moves pays Shay's bursar bill.

'Way of the Gun' heads in a confusing way

Bullets, blood and bag men compete for top billing in the dusty, craggy landscapes of California and Mexico as several equally malevolent criminal factions battle it out in "The Way of the Gun."

Night of Decades

So what parties are we going to be fashionably late to this weekend? Why not have a party themed after a certain decade?

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