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10/9/2000 12:00am

Duke Runs Away With Title

No Beth Bauer? No problem. The Duke women's golf team, which lost the two-time All-American to the professional ranks this summer, proved that it still has the talent - if not great depth - to challenge for a national championship. The Blue Devils - all six of them - survived the unpredictable weather at Finley Golf Course en route to a victory in the Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational on Sunday. Duke, which finished the three-round tournament at 30-over-par, defeated second-place Tennessee by 19 strokes. North Carolina finished 12th at 91-over.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Deadline Approaching For Fund Allocations

Student leaders are warning UNC's various organizations to complete requests for money from student fees soon before limited funds are depleted. Student Body President Brad Matthews said it is crucial that student groups make budget requests as soon as possible. "Do it sooner than later," he said. "We can't consider a request until somebody makes it." Student activities fees make up all funds Student Congress can distribute to organizations.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Pundits: Bush, Gore Should Tweak Debate Styles

After round one of the presidential debates, political pundits say both candidates must make several changes in preparation for Wednesday's debate in Winston-Salem. The two presidential candidates - Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush - met last week in Boston for the first in a series of three presidential debates. Much of the debate revolved around issues concerning foreign policy, social security, abortion and education. The next two debates are set to take place Wednesday at Wake Forest University and on Oct. 17 at the University of Washington in St. Louis.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Coalition Seeks to Build Statewide Alliance

During last year's tuition battle, a group of UNC-Chapel Hill students formed the Coalition for Educational Access to fight against the increase. Their efforts failed, and the UNC Board of Governors approved a $600 tuition boost for UNC-CH and N.C. State University. Three other UNC-system universities - East Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, and UNC-Charlotte - also raised tuition by smaller amounts. But that's not the end of the story. At the end of the spring semester last year, members of the coalition said they hoped to form a statewide lobbying group.


10/9/2000 12:00am

UNC Rebounds From Early Goal, Crushes Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It took a brief scare in the form of an early deficit, but the North Carolina men's soccer team added another chapter to what continues to develop into a breakthrough year. The No. 10 Tar Heels rattled off five goals after falling behind in the eighth minute against Maryland, taking out the Terrapins 5-1 Saturday night at Ludwig Field. The victory gave UNC (10-2, 3-1 in the ACC) three road wins against ACC opponents for the first time since 1962 - one more sign that this is shaping up as a not-so-typical year.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Students Defend, Decry Criticism of Honor Court Hearing Procedures

TO THE EDITOR: The job of the student attorney general is to investigate alleged violations of the Instrument for Student Judicial Governance, to decide whether or not her findings merit a charge and to prosecute those charges, not to be the model of neutrality, as Brandon Briscoe stated in his Oct. 2 column. Despite Taylor Lea's prosecutorial role, the AG staff has eight associate attorneys general, myself included, whose primary job is to advocate for accused students. Mr.

10/9/2000 12:00am

Ideas About Ways to Increase Accountability Wanted

Disclose: 1. To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover. 2. To make known; divulge. Matt Jones' recent letter, which sought to "uncover" the biases of several editorialists who used their respective media to criticize the Honor Court, says disclosure is "a central tenet of journalism ethics." I agree. So before discussing the merits of his caustic cry for accountability among our opinion mongers, I feel the need to "expose to view" some misrepresentations in Jones' letter.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Basketball to Star at Midnight Rally

The Carolina Athletic Association and UNC head basketball coach Matt Doherty aim to ignite fan enthusiasm with a "Midnight Madness" style rally Friday. "Midnight with Matt and the Tar Heels" will be held at 10:30 p.m. in Carmichael Auditorium, with admission free and open to the public. The rally will feature contests for fans, an address by Doherty and the first chance for UNC students to see this year's basketball team in action. CAA President Tee Pruitt said he first proposed the idea for the event last spring, after spotting a change in the schedule for Fall Break.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Culture Fuels Weekend Festival

East Chapel Hill High School cafeteria was filled with the aroma of spices and sounds of the bazouki this weekend as visitors to the sixth annual St. Barbara's Greek Festival ate, danced and spent for a good cause. The festival, stretching from Friday afternoon to Sunday night, drew more than 4,000 people in its first two days alone, with the line for food stretched almost the full length of the cafeteria on Saturday. "This is our best festival ever," said Helen Paliouras, festival chairwoman.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Give Carolina Fever a Chance

In February of 1999, I was asked by then Carolina Athletic Association presidential candidate Tee Pruitt to "light a fire under Fever's ass." Tee felt that Carolina Fever had been apathetic in the past year, and I had to agree. So I thought long and hard: "How exactly do I get a bunch of students to stand and cheer?" The answer was in fact quite obvious: Make them an offer they can't refuse. Or, in other words, reward them for their effort. So I asked Tee to make our block at basketball games bigger and better.


10/9/2000 12:00am

Budget Deadline Has N.C. State Scurrying

UNC-system President Molly Broad has given N.C. State University officials 90 days to implement the state auditor's recommendations on budget flexibility or risk losing that financial option. If N.C. State officials fail to meet the deadline, Broad will ask the Board of Governors to withdraw the school's budget flexibility option, which allows university administrators to reallocate unspent funding to meet their additional monetary needs.


10/4/2000 12:00am

County United Way Loses Leader

By Kim Perry Staff Writer The Triangle United Way's policy of allowing Boy Scout organizations to exclude gays from leadership positions has prompted an Orange County United Way chairman to resign and has raised concerns among its board members. Robert Seymour, chairman of the United Way's Orange County senior issues committee, left his position in protest of a policy he feels is discriminatory toward gays.


10/4/2000 12:00am

Community Celebrates 100 Years of Wolfe

Amid the pounding of jackhammers from Student Union construction, the 28-hour reading of Thomas Wolfe's novel, "Look Homeward, Angel" wrapped up Tuesday in the Pit with a centennial birthday celebration for the author. Students, faculty and other members of the UNC community gathered at noon as a 4-foot-long birthday cake was sliced in remembrance of the famous UNC alumnus. Leading the event was English Professor Joseph Flora, chairman of the Thomas Wolfe Centennial Committee.


10/4/2000 12:00am

Small School Hosts Big Debate

Centre College, a small liberal arts school in Danville, Ky, is gearing up for the season's only scheduled vice-presidential debate, which will take place at the school Thursday night. With a student population that barely tops 800, Centre is the smallest college ever to host a vice presidential debate. But school officials said size will not be a problem for Centre. "We have been preparing hard and well for over a year, and up to this point we haven't had any problems," said Mike Norris, Centre College communications director.


10/4/2000 12:00am

Tar Heels Take Lead On Devils

North Carolina has taken an early lead in the Carlyle Cup against arch-rival Duke. Sparked by early-season victories in field hockey, women's soccer and men's soccer, the Tar Heels lead the race 9-0 after about six weeks of competition. UNC's early lead is not a surprise because the school normally has stronger athletic teams than Duke in the fall semester. However, the UNC men's soccer team's victory against Duke was an upset. The Tar Heels had not scored a goal against the Blue Devils in four years before beating them 4-2 Sunday in Durham.


10/4/2000 12:00am

Chapel Hill + Weekend = Fun Time

It's Wednesday afternoon, and the contemplation of the weekend begins. It seems like there is always something going on, something to do in Chapel Hill. The social scene in our mini-metropolis is the most varied I know of for a town of such small size. It seems like every weekend is a new adventure. The football season has begun, and the games are great. Everyone has so much school spirit, and I just love it when we win. My other favorite thing about a football game is that everyone gets blue-and-white pompoms.


10/4/2000 12:00am

Fall Break Options Available

For students stuck in Chapel Hill over Fall Break, local schools and organizations are offering opportunities to do something more than just sit in their rooms. From dunking booths to dog shows to baklava, there is plenty to do in Chapel Hill this weekend, even if campus is a little barren. For starters, the Public School Foundation is sponsoring a Walk for Education on Saturday, which will benefit Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. "This is really a great event to build school spirit," said Carolyn Epstein, executive director of the foundation. The walk starts at 3 p.m.


10/4/2000 12:00am

Congress Names 7 To Board, Calls Special Election

After appointing seven students to the Elections Board at its meeting Tuesday night, Student Congress approved a special election on Oct. 17 for vacant Congress seats and resolved that one will be held every 30 days until the seats are filled. Following months of political turmoil surrounding student elections officials, Congress appointed Frederick Hill, a senior political science major, as vice chairman of the Elections Board for the 2000-01 academic year.


10/4/2000 12:00am

Author's College Years Mischievous, Inspiring

Before Thomas Wolfe was regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, the Asheville native was chasing skirts and packing his days with club meetings at UNC. Wolfe, the author of "Look Homeward, Angel," unwillingly came to UNC when he was just 15. Wolfe had wanted to attend Princeton, but the cost was too great, wrote Richard Walser in his biography, titled "Thomas Wolfe Undergraduate." Wolfe chose UNC over going to work, and this week's activities honoring his 100th birthday indicate that the University is glad he did.


10/4/2000 12:00am

County Census Returns Beat National Average

Remember those annoying census forms that came in the mail earlier this year? Apparently many Orange County residents didn't find them such a hassle. Orange County residents returned their census reports at a rate of 68 percent this year, a number that is four points higher than the state average and one point higher than the national average. The county had a 66 percent return rate in the 1990 census. Daniel Newman, a former Orange County Board of Commissioners intern, coordinated the efforts of the Orange County Complete Count Committee.