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"War is all hell."- William ShermanLife in the United States is getting back to normal.It's been eight days since the newest poster-boy for evil, Osama bin Laden, and his scurrying band followers slammed passenger planes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.Last Tuesday's attack blanketed America with a stunned quiet, silencing a usually boisterous country to such an extent that if one listened carefully, one could hear soft weeping.


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War-Time Perspectives

This Sunday, the Bills will travel into the hostile confines of the RCA Dome to try and detain the explosive offensive attack of the Indianapolis Colts in a battle of fierce AFC East rivals.


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Moliere On Love and Marriage - Courtship 1600s-style

Black lights, comical masks, loud voices, and hearty laughter: nestled in Buffalo's downtown theater district, the Irish Classical Theater has supplied theater-goers with a delightful, humorous treat with its production of Moliere's "School for Wives."Derek Mahon's translation of this 17th century French play is set entirely in the town square of Avignon, France.


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September 11 - A Perspective

I, like most of us, have been thinking about the terrorist actions of a week ago. Much as we tend to think that, when it comes to human life, numbers don't matter, I believe that in some way they do.


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Baseball Resumes Play

Major League Baseball returned to the diamond Monday night to not only help ease the minds of the American people, but to re-ignite a red-hot playoff race, and an exciting chase toward the single season home run record.There have been many changes to the world of baseball since last Tuesday.


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"Linda Yalem Run Promotes Awareness, Unity"

Each year, UB and local community members gather to participate in the annual Linda Yalem Memorial Run, a fundraiser dedicated to the memory of a UB student raped and murdered on the Ellicott bicycle path 11 years ago.The 22-year-old was training for the New York City Marathon the day she was killed.


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SA President Proposes Constitutional Amendments

In approximately three weeks, the Student Association's executive board will propose to the Student Assembly a trio of changes to the SA constitution concerning the structure and powers of SA's executive branch.In order to take effect, the proposed amendments must be approved by a two-thirds vote in both the assembly and the SA senate.


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Letter to the Editor

This week, we will engage the campus community in a series of open discussions related to last week's events and possible consequences.We have planned a series of three open discussions on Wednesday (September 19), Thursday (September 20), and Friday (September 21). They are scheduled to take place from noon until 1:00 p.m.


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Double Overtime Yields 1-1 Tie

Following the cancellation of their last two games due to last Tuesday's tragedies, the UB men's soccer team eagerly resumed competition over the weekend with a 1-1, double-overtime tie against the Detroit Mercy University Titans Sunday at RAC field.The Bulls remain undefeated in their last four games, having not lost a contest since their season opener against Lehigh University on Sept.


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Grad Student Housing Sparks Environmental Debate

Skinnersville Road, situated on the northwestern edge of UB's North Campus behind the Ellicott complex, will soon be the location of the university's latest student-housing development - this time, for graduate, professional and married students.The university plans to break ground for the Skinnersville Road project sometime this week, with the complex slated to open in August 2002.The $11 million complex, sponsored by the University at Buffalo Foundation Inc. in conjunction with the UB Alumni Association, will house 232 students in two-bedroom townhouse and ranch-style units.


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Buffalonians Gather to Remember

Following last week's terrorist crashes in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Pennsylvania, nearly 50,000 Buffalo residents gathered last Sunday in front of City Hall on a platform of unified patriotism.For many, the sojourn began at the South Campus train station, where long lines of people waited to purchase tickets.


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Diamond in the Musical Rough

Powerful music and harmonic vocals echoed through the side streets of Allentown Monday evening as the Rosaleen Marion Band took the stage at Nietzsche's, a local bar that houses hosts a weekly array of musical acts.


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The Price of Security

Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington were designed to strike at more than just American lives and property, although that goal was accomplished with horrible efficiency.


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The Silver Lining

Very rarely do I have a chance to talk about professional wrestling in the sports page. (In fact, rarely do I ever write a column, as I have a team of sports writers that love to do this kind of stuff). In any event, pro-wrestling is not really a sport, and is as staged as any opera or ballet, so it really doesn't warrant my attention in this capacity.After the events that transpired on Thursday night's World Wrestling Federation's presentation of "Smackdown," however, I feel the time may be right to give these showmen (and women) their due.


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MSA Forum

Following Tuesday's tragedy, there has been a rash of incidents across the country directed against Muslims and Arab-Americans.





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