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Monday December 5th

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Economy Dips, But Jobs Still Beckon

The recent economic downturn might have made politicians point fingers and Wall Street investors sweat through their Brooks Brothers shirts, but University faculty say it's still too soon for UNC seniors to stress about the dip affecting their job search.Economic indicators have suggested that in the third quarter of 2000, the booming economy of the last few years slowed, expanding at the most sluggish pace in four years.The NASDAQ has had its worst year since its inception, falling 38 percent since the beginning of 2000.

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Cavaliers Squeak Past Persistent Tar Heels

North Carolina point guard Coretta Brown pulled up to shoot a jumper. But as Virginia forward Schuye LaRue batted Brown's shot to a teammate, Brown crumpled to the ground.LaRue scored the layup at 10:39 -- Brown continued to lie face down on the floor of Carmichael Auditorium.For the moments while Brown remained on the floor, North Carolina's hopes for pulling out a win against Virginia seemed grim.

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Edwards Had Held 3 UNC Jobs

A former UNC employee with a previous criminal history managed to escape background checks before his employment in various University departments.Dwayne Russell Edwards, who has held positions at three different University facilities since August, was charged with seven felonies in Chapel Hill this week in connection with Tuesday's Chapel Hill rape. The Carrboro police have charged him with 33 felonies in relation to one rape and one sexual assault in Carrboro in late December.

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School Board: Scouts Must Find New Facilities

Change is in the air for local Boy Scout troops.The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education voted at its meeting Thursday to withdraw support from the Boy Scouts, giving them until June 30, the end of the school year, to find new facilities.The decision comes after the Supreme Court's October 1999 ruling that the Boy Scouts can legally exclude homosexuals as members and volunteers.

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Producer Shines in Role Behind the Camera

Tucked away in the corner of the Student Union, the Student Television studio hums with activity as actors file in for taping. A performer lounges on a neon green vinyl couch strumming a guitar as a producer consults actors in preparation for filming. Amidst the flurry of activity -- in his true element -- Station Manager Rick Ward surveys the scene.In his position, Ward is responsible for much of the behind-the-camera action.

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Changes to Advising System Draw Praise

Applied changes to UNC's academic advising system have boosted student opinion, according to a December 2000 study that surveyed 1,144 freshmen.The survey, conducted by the Office of Institutional Research, found that nearly 90 percent of freshmen said their needs were adequately met by the system during the spring semester's preregistration in fall 2000.Officials tallied the responses of freshmen who filled out an anonymous survey online or in written form and calculated a margin of error of plus or minus 2.38 percentage points with a 95 percent confidence level.

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Ex-UNC Worker Faces 33 New Felony Charges

CARRBORO -- A former University employee has been charged formally by Carrboro police with an additional 33 felony charges, including rape.Dwayne Russell Edwards, 33, of 100 Rock Haven Road, Apt. M-304, was charged by Carrboro police on Thursday with first-degree rape and several counts of first- and second-degree sexual assaults, which occurred in late December.

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Town Leaders Must Ease Up On University

After a whole lot of bitching from local media, University Chancellor James Moeser and Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf's town-gown relations committee had its first meeting in mid-December.And I think it's important to add that the first meeting was conveniently scheduled during UNC's final exams.

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Mayor, Chancellor\Swift to Address\`Beat Dook' Incident

TO THE EDITOR:I am writing to express my appreciation for Chancellor James Moeser and Mayor Rosemary Waldorf's swift and effective responses to the profoundly disturbing parody of a person being dragged by a chain behind a pick-up truck that was part of the "Beat Dook" parade which took place Nov. 17.Their investigations and clear statements of dismay, disappointment and denunciation will prevent this incident from festering into a symbol of callous insensitivity, or worse, on the part of the University and the town of Chapel Hill. Dr.

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LaRue Creates Looks, Burns UNC Defense

The North Carolina women's basketball team knew that Virginia's 6-foot-3 forward Schuye LaRue would score her points Thursday night. But the Tar Heels probably weren't expecting the 29-point bomb she dropped in their lap.LaRue, a sophomore averaging 16.5 points per game, tied her career high in points on 13-of-20 shooting and also chipped in 10 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers past UNC 78-76.The Tar Heels learned just exactly why LaRue was a preseason All-ACC selection. LaRue was also conference player of the week (Nov.

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Join Me for an S&M Relationship?

Introductions can be awkward. No matter how high your confidence, everyone gets a little damp in the panties when it comes to meeting someone new.Whether it's impressing a potential boss or working on getting a more exciting kind of job in the club scene, beads of sweat trickle down your spine all the same.And a new semester of columnists should at the very least spark some feelings of unease.Although I can't speak for the rest of the gang, I can guarantee that my own weekly spot will cause more than just a little discomfort for the average bear.

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Price: Unity Key for Congress

Concerns for the nation's political solidarity filled the air at Carol Woods Senior Center on Thursday as Rep. David Price, D-N.C., discussed the issue of bipartisanship with elderly members of the Chapel Hill community.Price kicked off the town-hall-style meeting by citing cooperation as an absolute necessity for the next congressional session to be successful.Pointing to 1997 as the "season of cooperation," Price noted that the passage of the Children's Health Insurance program during that period illustrates the benefits of bipartisan agreement.

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Greek Affairs Head Hunt Down to 2 Men

While the search for a new director of Greek affairs has progressed at a slower-than-expected pace, the committee members have narrowed down the pool of candidates to two finalists.The finalists, Jay Anhorn and Stevan Veldkamp, both currently hold positions dealing with Greek affairs at their respective universities.Anhorn is assistant director of student activities at Coastal Carolina University.

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Peppers Decides To Stay in School For `1 More Year'

Julius Peppers announced Thursday that he will not leave school after his sophomore season and enter this year's NFL Draft. He didn't exactly give a ringing endorsement that he would finish up his eligibility at North Carolina, though.Peppers, a star defensive end on the UNC football team and valuable reserve for the men's basketball team, released a statement saying he would return to the University for one more year.

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Rape Reported in Chapel Hill; Man Arrested

Carrboro police have arrested a man in connection with an early-morning rape Tuesday that occurred at an apartment on Hillsborough Street in Chapel Hill.Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane Cousins said Carrboro police arrested Dewayne Russell Edwards, 33, who lives at 100 Rock Haven Road, Apt. M-304, in Carrboro shortly after the assault was reported.Cousins said police received a call at about 4 a.m.

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Private College Reduces Costs to State Students

St. Andrews Presbyterian College announced Monday a tuition cut for in-state students designed to make the school competitive with less costly UNC-system universities.The college cut the cost of attendance in half for N.C. residents, making the total cost of attendance $9,000 per year, down from $19,500. The new tuition cost will take effect next fall.The Laurinburg school cited lower student enrollment, higher tuition rates and lack of exposure as factors contributing to the decision. The cuts make St. Andrews' cost close to most UNC-system schools for in-state students.St.

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Fraternity Looks To Lure Faculty With New Grant

The first fraternity established at UNC will again be the first to lead what many hope will be a new Greek tradition.The past and current members of the Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity are establishing a professorship endowment to continue to attract and retain the best possible professors at UNC.The endowment is the first at UNC and one of the first in the nation sponsored by a Greek organization.This professorship will consist of $660,000 in private funds, $100,000 of which was donated by Delta Kappa Epsilon alumnus Tee Baur and $340,000 from the state's Distingui

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Tar Heels Must Focus on Maryland

The ACC is nasty.There's no way around it. With five teams ranked in the country's top 15, it is the premier conference in college basketball.Happy after a big win? Get over it. Another national championship contender awaits.Such is the situation facing North Carolina, which takes on Maryland tonight at 7 in Cole Field House. The Tar Heels knocked off then-No. 4 Wake Forest on Saturday 70-69 in an emotional contest."We're coming off a nice win against a great team in Wake Forest, and I think the key for us right now is to forget that win," UNC coach Matt Doherty said.

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