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Tent State University has folded up its tent and moved on -- at least from Recreate '68's efforts to organize protests at the Democratic National Convention.

"Recreate '68 has demonstrated an inability to fulfill the needs of a growing list of individuals and organizations," said Adam Jung, the local representative of Tent State, a national student protest group planning to camp in Denver during the convention.

But according to Glenn Spagnuolo of Recreate '68, the local group profiled here last fall, the Tent State name was causing problems, since it conjures up images of Kent State, where four students were shot by National Guardsmen during a 1970 protest of the Vietnam War.

That from the main mouthpiece of a group whose name recalls the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, which erupted in violence as the whole world watched.-- Patricia Calhoun

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