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Friday September 30th

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Kids With Cancer Get UNC Pals

By Blake Rosser Staff Writer As Carolina Cancer Focus uses Cancer Awareness Week to inform students of how they can join the fight against the disease, another student group is already in the trenches. For a scared, sick and confused child, a person offering friendship and support can make all the difference in the world.

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CAA Installs Sports Ticker in Student Stores

By Paige Ammons A stream of multicolored words now scrolls across an electronic screen in the window of Student Stores, announcing upcoming athletic events and recent achievements of UNC sports teams. This new sports ticker, Carolina Athletic Association's most recent initiative, was installed on Wednesday afternoon.

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State Will Get 1st Female Lt. Gov. On Election Day

After Nov. 7, North Carolina will have a female lieutenant governor for the first time in its history - no matter who wins. The three people vying for the post - Reform candidate Catherine Carter, Republican candidate Betsy Cochrane and Democratic candidate Beverly Perdue - are all female. The only question is which will go down in the history books. UNC political science Professor Pamela Conover said electing a woman to this office would be a step forward for the state.

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National Disparity Manifest in CCI's Plan to Equip Students With Laptops

Joy Diggs knows firsthand how not owning a computer can be a bump in the road when navigating the information superhighway. During her high school days in Houston, Diggs depended on others to use their computers or take her to the library where the Internet was accessible. Diggs, a UNC freshman, received her first computer through the Carolina Computing Initiative. "I didn't own a computer while growing up because of monetary problems," she said. "So coming to UNC helped me to learn the computer.

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Scroggs Students Interrogate Lee

Students at Mary Scroggs Elementary School fired a barrage of questions at a local senator Tuesday, on topics ranging from education and gun control to the environment and drug abuse. Fourth- and fifth-graders at Scroggs attended a mock town meeting with Sen.

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Town's Technology Outdated

The Chapel Hill Town Council heard concerns about the town's overworked technology systems in a report by the Citizens' Technology Committee. The committee explained Monday night that the existing infrastructure has been forced to support technological growth and improvement but has yet to be updated itself. Town officials have the opportunity to decide to improve the infastructure based on the reports' findings.

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State Commission Aims to Bring Net To Rural Areas

The state of North Carolina has established a special commission to bridge the technological gap separating rural and urban communities across the state. The N.C. Rural Internet Access Commission was established to combat the problem of slow economic development and a lack of Internet access in rural North Carolina. The 21-member commission will advise and make recommendations to the General Assembly, the governor and the N.C. Rural Redevelopment Authority. Gov. Jim Hunt appointed UNC-Wilmington Chancellor James Leutze as commission chairman Oct.

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High-Scoring Tar Heels Look to Continue Win Streak

The high-powered North Carolina men's soccer team will host Elon today at 7 p.m. at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels (14-2, 4-1 in the ACC) are ranked No. 1 in the nation by the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll for the second week in a row. The ranking is the highest in the history of the UNC men's program, which is in the midst of an eight-match winning streak. In this week's other major national polls, the Tar Heels are ranked No. 3 by Soccer America, No. 4 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and No. 4 by InternetSoccer.com.

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Injury Has Minimal Effect on Curry

Quarterback Ronald Curry, who was carried off the field with a sprained right knee in Saturday's loss to Clemson, showed few effects of the injury in Monday's practice. "He's a little bit stiff, but he threw the ball really well," Torbush said. "As a matter of fact, he threw a lot better than I thought he would.

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Student Starts Local Musician Network

One student's vision for a music community has turned into reality with the formation of a new campus group. Zach Gresham, a sophomore English major, said he wanted to build a bond between area musicians, prompting him to create the new campus organization Musician Ring, complete with its own Web site.

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Holocaust Survivor Chronicles Life

A Holocaust survivor enraptured a near-capacity crowd in Hamilton Hall on Tuesday night as she spoke about her experiences as a member of a Soviet anti-Nazi partisan organization. Speaker Faye Schulman narrated a slide show that contained photos from her life with the group and the tragedies that she suffered during World War II. The talk was co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the curriculum in peace, war and defense, the University Center for International Studies, the Center for Slavic Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, and the Department of History.

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Get Your Sports Scores, Event Information In the Pit Starting Today

TO THE EDITOR: Starting today, the Carolina Athletic Association will operate a sports ticker on the front right side of Student Stores facing the Pit. The ticker will recognize UNC's athletic teams and keep students informed of upcoming campus and athletic events. Many of UNC's Olympic sports teams are among the best in the country. UNC regularly competes for the Sears Cup, which is awarded each year to the the school with the most successful overall athletic programs.

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Friday Center Offers Up Array of Online Courses

Students hampered by scheduling conflicts or long commutes can register now for classes to be taken online. Carolina Classes Online is a program offered by the Friday Center. It started in 1997 with four courses and has grown to 26 for the spring 2001 semester. "I think it's been a favorable response," said June Blackwelder, associate director for publication and promotion department for the Friday Center. "It was intended for students who are a distance from Chapel Hill, but it turns out that regular students are interested as well.

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Speaker Stresses Laughter's Healing Power

Terminal illness might be no laughing matter, but cancer patients and their family members learned tips Tuesday night for laughing their way through the stress of disease. In a talk entitled "Laugh . for the Health of It," humor therapist Elaine Lundberg emphasized the importance of laughing often, sharing laughter and playing daily as she involved the audience in games and told funny anecdotes. "Laughter doesn't heal or cure, but it can distract or take away your perception of pain," Lundberg said.

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Dye Pack Might Help Police Find Robbery Suspect

CARRBORO - Police are still searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at Central Carolina Bank at 102 N.C. 54 Bypass. The robbery was reported by a 911 call to the Carrboro Police Department at 11:53 a.m. Monday morning. Police reports state that the suspect entered the building and inquired about opening an account. The suspect then produced a semiautomatic handgun and threatened the teller, giving the teller a bag to fill with money. As the suspect left the building, a dye pack placed in the bag burst, staining the cash and the pavement outside.

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Storage Facility Worries Residents

Carrboro residents aired concerns about a new storage facility being added to their neighborhood at a public hearing Tuesday night during a Board of Aldermen meeting. Morningstar Mini-Storage wants to put a short-term storage facility near Alabama Avenue and the Windwood neighborhood. The proposed floor area, which developer Morningstar has been working on for two years, is 163,363 square feet.

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Pledges' Attitude Toward Rape Crisis Center Volunteer Disappointing

TO THE EDITOR: As an Orange County Rape Crisis Center volunteer since 1997, I am asked each fall and spring to talk to fraternity and sorority pledges about date rape, sexual harassment and other related issues. These discussions help inform the prospective brothers and sisters about safety, prevention and community resources. I have found these sessions to be productive and, at the very least, well-received.

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