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"Kaleidoscope shows new views of cultures." November 5, 1997.
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Title: "Kaleidoscope shows new views of cultures." November 5, 1997.
Series Title: Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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Language: English
Creator: Shah, Nirvi
Publisher: Independent Florida Alligator
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: November 5, 1997
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UI hopepeoplewillleave $aying -thisis a reallygoodshow,andtheyfeel liketheyhavetotalkabouttheissueswitheachother."bringthe$20 billto$21.05 theresultofa "franchise feeona franchise fee." Coxstoppedcollectingthefeeona feethreemonthsafter a FederalCommunicationsCommissionordersaidthecableindustrywasnolongerrequiredtocollectthatsecondfee. Gary Cassard, vice presidentandgeneralmanagerfor Cox Cable for GainesvilleandOcala, calledthefranchise feeItapass-throughtothecon sumer." But Steve Carr,directorofcountyfinanceandaccounting said:UAfranchise fee is a costtothecompany,notacosttotheconsumer." He addedthatCoxcausedtheproblembychoosingtop.ayforitsright-of-waywithinAlachuaCountybychargingberoftheLesbian, GayandBisexualStudentUnion.Uyehara,aperformanceartist,writer,andplaywright, waslistedrecentlyasOneofthe Hundred" CoolestPeoplein LA." byBuzzmagazine.Prughsaidhehopespeoplewillseea different sideofAsianculturewithUyehara'sperformance. "Thisneedstohappenonourcampus,"hesaid. "It willbearealexperiencetoopenpeople's minds."PrughsawUyeharawhenshevisitedUFin1995. He saidthisyear-it willbea larger,longerproduction."Sheisn'tafraidofher.bodyandsexuality. Sheisn'tafraidtotouchHIVandAIDS.Sheisn'tafraidtotouchabout$25,000 for ataxthecompanystoppedcolleCting last year,butpromisedtopaythecountyin a 1993 contract.IfthatstanceprevailsuntiltheNov.25commissionmeeting, Coxwouldbere qUiredtopaythebackfees.Inthefranchise agreement, Cox said itwouldpay5 percentofits gross revenuetothecountyfortheright-ofwaytodo business. Cox was passingthecostofthe5percentfeeontoitscustomers-whichmadea $20 cable bill riseto$21. SincethecontractwiththecountyrequiredCoxtopay5percentofits gross earnings,theextra dollar passed to.theconsumerwasthensubjecttoa 5-cent tax,thecommission said.ThataddednickelwouldKaleidoscope shows new viewof By NIRVISHAHAlligatorWriterExplore sexuality, racismandhomophobiawhenaninnovativeAsian performertakesthestageintheReitzUnionBallroomtonightat8. Denise Uyehara,whois bisexual, willperform"Hello(Sex)Kitty:MadAsian BitchonWheels" aspartofAsian Kaleidoscope, amonth-longculturalcelebration.Uyeharahaslerformedtheshowaroundthewor! ,anditishersecondshowatUF.Theperformance is acollectionofhumorousandtouchingvignettesthataddresseverythingfromAIDStophobiaofbisexuals,saidDavidPrugh,anexecutivecommitteemem-Company argues against paying franchise feeByCINDY GEORGEAlligatorWriterCox Cable isnotgettinganyclosertoconVincingtheAlachuaCountyCommissiontowaive a feethathasnotbeencollected since last July.IfCountyCommissionChairmanBobbySummershashisway,thecable companywillreturnthemoneytothecommissionwithoutpassingthecostalongtoits cus tomers. "Youmadeabadcallandit'sjustcomebacktohauntyou,"Summerssaid. Commissioners said TuesdaythatCoxowesthemAllthatMatt-ersMattNathanStudents prepareformom,dad's 'Homecoming'Homecomingissupposedtobea wildtimeofheavy-drinking-mindblowinggetting-nakedpartying with friendswhocometoGainesville forthebigGator Growl experience.However,thelackofhotelspacethroughoutGainesville isgoingtocrampthestyle formanyUFstudentswhonowhavetohousemomanddadforthe. entire weekend. EventheBambi Motelon13thStreet,whichIhearrentsbythehour,issoldout. But, ifyouthinkquickly,thereis still timetodeviseanalternativeschemebefore givinginandhavingtoseeyourmom'sbrahanginginyourshower: Tellyourdadthat 40mphthroughWaldo is OKbecausethepolicedon'tenforcespeeding.Thatshouldkeepthemlockedupfor a few days. Rentthemaspaciousminivan,andtellthemtosleeparoundUFsomewhere.Oh, wait,thatwouldactuallyrequirethemtofind aparkingspaceoncampus.So,I guessyoucannixthat idea. See iftheycanrent out theUFtrophyroom. 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