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Sunday January 29th

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Walk-Ons Fulfill Dreams On UNC's Varsity Teams

By Nolan Hayes Sports Editor Jim Everett came to UNC as an unlikely candidate to play varsity basketball. He didn't make the varsity squad at Providence High School in Charlotte until his senior year. Even then, he never started a game. Not one. Yet there he is every game, sitting in uniform on the UNC bench as a walk-on. He gets no scholarship money and only slightly more playing time, but he loves it. "It's awesome," Everett says. "It's like a dream come true just to be out here." Everett is one of many walk-ons fulfilling their athletic dreams at the University.

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Students Can Help Shape UNC's Future At Tuesday Forum

TO THE EDITOR: As a student, I am generally frustrated when campus expansion is mandated by the University, and as students, we just have to accept what is sent down from "on high." That is why I am so glad to be apart of a forum that actively seeks students' opinions that can change the face of this campus for the next 30 years. On Tuesday, University officials will hold a student forum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chase Dining Hall to discuss a proposed facility that would be located at the current Ramshead parking lot.

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UNC's Hopes for 1st Title Slip Away

By Ian Gordon Staff Writer No one thought one goal would be enough. One goal couldn't beat a North Carolina men's soccer team that had averaged more than three during the regular season. That's what people thought. But that's exactly what happened Saturday against Indiana. Despite the fact that the Tar Heels outshot the Hoosiers 18-8, Indiana beat UNC 1-0 at Fetzer Field in an NCAA quarterfinal match.

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Local Doctor Jailed for Practicing Without License

A local psychiatrist made his first appearance in court Thursday after being arrested this week for practicing medicine with a license that had been suspended indefinitely. Chapel Hill police arrested William Frederick Mackey, Jr., who was self-employed, at 3:50 p.m.

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CDC Fighting Ignorance About HIV/AIDS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching new efforts to change the stigma surrounding HIV infection today - the 14th Annual World AIDS Day - in hopes that more people will get tested for the virus. A public opinion survey showing evidence of a stigma toward victims of HIV and AIDS appears in this week's issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. According to a CDC press release, misconceptions about HIV/AIDS result from a lack of information about the disease. The press release also states that many people avoid HIV/AIDS tests because they are under t

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Otahkians Eliminate UNC From NCAAs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Krista Haukap recorded a career-high 39 kills as Southeast Missouri State advanced to its first-ever second round with a 3-2 upset of North Carolina in the NCAA volleyball tournament. Haukap's match-winning kill also set an Ohio Valley Conference record for a single match. UNC (26-8) built an early lead as it won the first two games. But the Otahkians (23-8) would not be denied. For Southeast, Beckemeyer added a career-high 29 kills.

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Shearon Harris Stink Might Be Unwarranted

For some reason, protest news always makes me think of pie. I hope someone throws one at the protest against Carolina Power & Light Co. on Sunday at the company's Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, if only to give me a column idea for next week. The Raging Grannies, N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network, members of UNC's Students for Environmental Action Coalition and residents are planning to protest CP&L's plan to store more waste at its Wake County site. The company uses only two of its four storage buildings and would like to use them all.

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Pauper Players Tell Story of `Side Show'

"Come look at the freaks," the opening number of Pauper Players' new musical "Side Show" invites. Those freaks include Siamese twins, a fortune teller, a bearded lady and a reptile man. The play, directed by senior David Lorenc, is based on the life of Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.

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Climbing for a Cause

Jeremy Ackerman, in mountaineering gear with his pet greyhound nearby, proudly wears a meaningful T-shirt while tromping through an open field behind his Chapel Hill residence. The shirt of the 26-year-old UNC graduate student reads, "El paciente no es apto para la practica del alpinismo," which translates to, "The patient is not fit for the practice of mountaineering." Ackerman laughs as he explains that the quote is the "ironic inspiration" for his upcoming journey. Ackerman, a diabetic, is a founding member of International Diabetic Expedition to Aconcagua 2000, a group of diabetic

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Tar Heels Hope to Have Remy Up Front Against Irish

Anne Remy might be listed as a forward in the North Carolina women's soccer team media guide, but the title of utility player would surely be more apt. The junior has seen time this season at forward, attacking midfielder and wing midfielder and has flip-flopped so much recently that she sometimes forgets where she's supposed to warm up on the field before games. "We sort of drop her into the holes wherever there's a problem, and she solves it for us," UNC coach Anson Dorrance said. Remy will warm up with the forwards today as the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (19-3) take on top-seeded N

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N.C. Colleges Fall Short in Ranking

Affordable, but not beneficial enough to the state or accessible enough to students - this was the judgment passed Thursday about higher education in North Carolina by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The organization released Measuring Up 2000, a report card assessing each state's higher education performance in six categories. The report graded each state in terms of relative affordability of institutions, the percentage of 18- to 44-year-olds that participates in college, the percentage that completes their educations, how well college students in eac

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Letters From the Hard Drive's Edge

Have you ever seen those little pocket-sized calendars that only a complete dork would have? Well, I was looking through mine last night, and I realized that, amazingly, it's already the first of December. In addition to being the beginning of a new month, today also is the second-to-last Friday of the semester. Thus, this is my second-to-last column. Ever. (Insert unrestrained, campuswide displays of joy.) OK, settle down. Really. Stop it now. Geez. Anyway, I've been having a great deal of trouble with my computer lately.

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Christmas Marches Into Town

Bells will be ringing and children will be singing as the annual Chapel Hill Christmas Parade and tree lighting usher in the holiday season. The tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. today at the JMC Wallace parking deck on Rosemary Street. Robert Humphreys, executive director of the Downtown Commission, said the tradition started about 10 or 15 years ago. This year, a tree was bought and lifted onto the deck with a crane. "We decided that it would be neat to have school choruses and school musical groups come out and sing songs," he said.

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Carrboro Tries to Limit Noise

The construction of a new housing development and an extension to a water treatment plant on Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro has prompted officials to consider a revision of the noise ordinance. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night with officials from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority and the Home Builders Association of Orange and Durham Counties to discuss a proposed revision. The law requires that all loud noises above certain specified levels are prohibited before 7 a.m.

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Authors AppreciatePublisher's Efforts In Achieving Success

It takes all kinds - fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks . and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill publishes it all. Many of the publisher's authors have a regional connection, and some are UNC alumni. Novelist Robert Morgan is one such alumnus. He has taught English at Cornell University for three decades; his most recent book, "Gap Creek," was selected by Oprah Winfrey to sport her book club's seal. The news took Morgan aback. "It was a complete surprise to me," he said. "I had no idea it was even being considered for it.

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