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Actor entertains at honors forum

Ben Stein is known by many as "the-Clear-Eyes-guy," or "Ferris Bueller's teacher" in the 1986 cult classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."But there's another Ben Stein.

"He spreads across groups and generations," said Mark Murtagh, a senior political science major and Fogelson Honors Forum coordinator.

TCU had its slice of Stein last night, when Stein was the featured speaker at the Fogelson Honors Forum.

Murtagh said it asked Stein to speak because of his diverse resume and his widespread appeal.

Local woman lends hand, houses 80 family members

Geraldine Robinson thinks she is just doing her duty to her family.Her family thinks she is a hero.

Since Hurricane Katrina, Robinson, 57, has housed - at least temporarily - about 80 relatives in her 2,800 square-foot house in Grand Prairie.

"It's just something I'm supposed to do," Robinson said. "It's not heroic."

Tell that to Starcylin Williams, Robinson's niece, who evacuated New Orleans.

"I tell her every day I thank God for her," Williams said.

Benefit concert aids owner

When one of the owners of Ridglea Theater was diagnosed with double pneumonia and other complications about eight weeks ago, a number of bands wanted to help pay the bills.So they did the natural thing. They scheduled a concert.

The metal concert is Sept. 23, and doors open at 6 p.m.

Band members from around the area think of Ridglea Theater as home, and husband-and-wife owners Wesley Hathaway and Richard Van Zandt as family, the owners said.

Jeff Ogle of the band Lockjaw told Hathaway, "It's like going to grandma's house."

Jazz festival highlights rich legacy

The third annual Jazz by the Boulevard Music & Arts Festival may take on an even more distinctive New Orleans flair with both musicians and evacuees from Hurricane Katrina in attendance.The festival begins Friday on the lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District and will run the course of the weekend, featuring a number of local and national jazz artists.

Art competition to arrive at TCU

The 23rd Annual Art in the Metroplex competition will open in the University Art Gallery in Moudy Building North on Saturday in conjunction with Fall Gallery Night.There were 479 pieces entered in the competition. Of those, 44 pieces by 26 artists were selected, said Ron Watson, chairman of the department of art and art history.

Watson has been there since the beginning, starting the competition along with Beth Lea Clardy, said Karen Weinman, joint coordinator for the event. Clardy died this past year, but her sister, Nancy Vance, remains a joint coordinator of the event.

Sept. starts with show from August

It all began with a coupon.For many, a coupon could be a ticket to buyer's remorse, but for Brad Skistimas, 22, of Five Times August, it was the beginning of a career.

"I had a coupon for two free guitar lessons and I was getting in to The Beatles at the time, so I asked my mom if I could go," Skistimas said.

Skistimas, a Dallas native, is a singer/songwriter who calls his sound "acoustic pop/rock."

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