By Ben Hamill



The UTC Fencing Club is getting more and more popular, and with good reason.

The Fencing Club, which is French Sword fighting is fought with the best of 3 bouts. The bout is over when one fencer has scored 5 points, or hit with enough force to break skin.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s team has started its tournament run this semester, with two tournaments in the Atlanta area the past two months.

Club President and UTC Fencer Matthew Curvin is very dedicated to this sport.


After breaking the marrow in his leg, he still competed in the tournament with winning 4 matches and before loosing his 5th match 14-15.

“It was pretty stupid,” said Curvin about his decision. Curvin also added that he would not have been able to compete with out a good cast.

The Fencing Club meets at 7pm in the bottom floor of the ARC for drills, and 8pm-10pm for practice bouts on the second floor.


Naked Car Washer Gets Probation

By Ben Hamill


ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A man who scrubbed his pickup truck in the nude at a Massachusetts car wash has been sentenced to a year of probation.

Robert E. Bailey, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded guilty on Monday to open and gross conduct for being naked at Economy Car Wash in North Attleborough on May 31.

The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/nfovrZ ) reports that a woman vacuuming her vehicle at the business called police after she saw the 65-year-old Bailey in the nude.

Police say Bailey was wearing shorts by the time they arrived at the scene and denied doing anything wrong.

A judge also ordered Bailey to stay away from the car wash and the witness and to continue counseling. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.


Information from: The Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com