The Pulse: 20 November 2009

The Flat Hat will not print next week due to Thanksgiving break. Check flathatnews. com for breaking news and other updates.

Sam Casey ’10 will compete tonight and tomorrow in the Miss Virginia USA 2010 pageant in Virginia Beach. If she wins, she will compete as the Virginia contestant in the Miss USA pageant in April.

Just in time for blowout, new research from Spain indicates drinking alcohol daily reduces the risk of heart disease in men by a third. The study, conducted by the Basque Public Health Department, found that the type of alcohol doesn’t matter —so Natty counts — but that women experience no such benefit. Experts cautioned not to drink more because the study did not examine the effects of binge drinking.

Some students were turned off yesterday morning by a somewhat rude message sent to those “maybe attending” last night’s WMDM Rance Off Kick Off: “‘MAYBE ATTEND¬ING’?! Seriously, you’re maybe going to miss this?!”

Looking to stretch out your stomach for Thanksgiving? AMP is hosting four different eating competitions tomorrow night at 10 p.m. in Lodge 1. Choose between Vienna sausages, bananas, Wawa orange juice and powdered doughnuts. The less hungry can build gingerbread houses.

U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann LL.M. ’88 (R-Minn.) may be under investigation for violating House rules from an event she organized Nov. 5 outside the Capitol protesting heath care legislation. Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint Tuesday alleging that the event was a public rally in violation of House Rules. An initial inquiry by the House Administration Commitee concluded the event qualified as a press conference.


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