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"Smallpox More Serious Threat Than Anthrax, Lee Says"

Is Buffalo at risk of a bioterrorist attack? Not likely, according to Dr. Richard Lee, UB professor of medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics.Lee hosted the first lecture in the university's "Perspectives on September 11th and Its Aftermath" series, entitled "Bioterrorism: What is Our Risk?" Wednesday afternoon in the Student Union Theater.


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A Day in the Life

This is the first of a two-part series examining the life of a UB men's basketball player. Next Wednesday's issue will deal with the topics of 'Student-athlete or Athlete-student' and 'After the Glory.'Before getting into the bulk of this article, it's important to understand one thing.


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"SA, Assembly Assign Blame For Assemly's Decline"

Following a semester many have characterized as unproductive due to poor participation and weak leadership, members of the Student Association executive board and the SA Assembly are pointing fingers to where they believe the damage was done and looking the revive the flagging representative body.According to SA President Christian Oliver, the assembly's weakness has "been a plague in the last three or four years." Oliver cited the poor leadership of previous assembly speakers as one of the root causes of its deficiencies."You need someone to rally the troops and unfortunately, that doesn't fall on the executive board's hands," said Oliver.


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The Rock Says

I swear holidays were invented by women. Back before WWII, when women primarily took care of the home and children, they invented these things they called "annoying days of endless pain," but the name was later changed to "holidays."Truthfully, I don't know why they did it.


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Sevendust Brings Animosity to the Sideshow

Within 30 seconds of taking the stage, the first crowdsurfer spills over the front rails. Lajon Witherspoon, lead singer of the Atlanta band Sevendust, is howling the lyrics to their opening song, "Black.""They say the devil lives in my soul.


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Southern hospitality: An interview with Sevendust bassist Vince Hornsby

Although it's hard to believe that a member of Sevendust is an easy-going Southern boy offstage, that's the type of person bassist Vince Hornsby is.One and a half hours before the performance, Hornsby is relaxing on a couch, the official banquet table beside him filled with a healthy sampling of snacks and beverages."Its not very nutritional stuff up in here.


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Pharmacy Gains New Major: Pharmacometrics

UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently developed the nation's first master's degree program in pharmaceutics with a concentration in pharmacometrics, an emerging field that combines pharmacological studies with computational data analysis.Pharmacometrics is comprised of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and biostatistics, and studies the disposition of drugs in the body and the time-course of drug effects."These kind of data are essential for understanding the action of drugs," said William Jusko, professor of pharmaceutical sciences and founder of the program.


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Fraternities Strive to Found Greek Traditions

Another successful campus apartment opening, a football team on the upswing, increased graduate and master's enrollment: in many ways, the University at Buffalo's 2001 fall semester was a definitive step in approaching the reputation of the large research universities President William R.


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Buffalo Powerless Against 60 MPH Winds

Friday's combination of snow, ice, rain, sleet and wind left on-campus students confined to their dorms while off-campus residents, many of whom lost power and heat as a result of the weather, struggled to stay warm."I almost got knocked down," said Cristo Benedict, a junior communication and management information systems major.


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Power Outage Results in Fire at Young Chow

A small fire was reported around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at Young Chow, the Chinese restaurant located in the Commons.Dave, the Young Chow manager on duty at the time, who would not give his last name, said the fire began when a candle, lit because the restaurant was without power, fell off the service counter, igniting a piece of paper on the floor.


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Advanced Placement Classes

Recent changes in high school education have shifted the focus on how classes are taught. With graduation requirements growing increasingly stringent, classes are becoming more and more geared toward teaching students how to pass exams rather than informing them of material that is worthwhile or interesting.


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Hard Feelings Abound as Troubled Past Surfaces

"Waiting to cross Fifth Avenue and Forty-eighth Street, I spotted Michael Rudnick, a guy who grew up across the street from me in Brooklyn."In less than 30 words, author Jason Starr introduces the reader to the main conflict in the world of Richie Segal, a man preoccupied with his job as a salesman in the world of computer software, his wife's success at her job and his tumultuous past.





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