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Tuesday December 7th

Cross Country


Cavs Hand UNC 4th Straight Loss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Some college students do just enough to get by. They don't read their textbooks, don't go to class. But with the benefit of some late cramming sessions, they still manage to pass the course. Virginia brought that philosophy into its football game against North Carolina on Saturday. UNC piled up 380 total yards to Virginia's 227. But that advantage didn't translate to the scoreboard for the Tar Heels. The Cavaliers made the most of their yardage and earned a 17-6 victory in front of 56,692 fans. It marked North Carolina's 10th straight loss at Scott Stadium.

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Online Calendar to Centralize Publicity

Beginning next semester, students will no longer have to search and scour the campus for upcoming activities. Student Body President Brad Matthews, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Marian Moore, Academic Technology & Networks representative Libby Evans and a committee of students are currently preparing a calendar of events on the Internet that all students will be able to access. "For a long time, there has been a need for a central information point at Carolina," Matthews said.

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Newcomers Excel as UNC Beats Rice

The beginning of the swimming and diving season is marked by long, grueling practices and tired athletes. These conditions usually don't lead to fast times, especially by a team's newcomers. Don't tell that to North Carolina's women swimmers and divers. The ninth-ranked Tar Heel women won their first meet of the season - and helped coach Frank Comfort pick up his 200th victory as the women's coach at UNC - on Saturday, cruising past Rice 201.5-83.5 at Koury Natatorium.

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Barenaked Ladies Put on Silly Show

Call them nerds, criticize their music, knock their Canadian heritage - but you still can't deny that Barenaked Ladies put on a good show. The band's Friday night performance in the Smith Center was a marvelous example of a mediocre band giving the crowd what they want, and how they want it. The theme of silliness, highlighted by giant balloons floating above the stage and a random guy dressed as a chef, veiled the well-oiled machine that is Barenaked Ladies and their crew.

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Tar Heel Men Fall Short Of Expectations at ACCs

RALEIGH - The North Carolina men's cross country team got a taste of the country and a taste of disappointment Saturday at the ACC Championships. The Tar Heels placed fifth in a strong field featuring No. 12 Duke and No. 14 N.C. State. None of the runners felt as much at home as the Wolfpack at N.C. State's University Club Course, which features a scenic view of a pasture full of cattle. However, the Blue Devils (39 points) navigated the unfamiliar course easily and defeated the five-time defending ACC champion Wolfpack (49 points). N.C.

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New Program Will Help Students Become `Credit-Wise'

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in response to your Thursday, Oct. 19, article, "College Credit - Paying With Plastic Could Cause Trouble." I would like to inform you of a program that I am implementing on this campus designed to help college students become credit-wise. This semester, I am an intern at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide working on a program to raise awareness about important money management issues. Our campus is one of 10 colleges where interns are providing this important information.

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Annual Festivals Provide Variety of Halloween Fun

By Jamila Vernon Staff Writer Halloween festivities including scary storytelling, costume contests and a carnival full of games will kick off in the Carrboro community this weekend. Starting at 5:30 p.m. today, Weaver Street Market will hold its annual "Ghost Stories"on the lawn. This event, which has been held annually for more than seven years, will feature live music, a costume contest and scary storytelling.

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Local Classes to Celebrate Day of the Dead

As children get ready to celebrate Halloween, students at Carrboro Elementary School are getting a chance to learn about and participate in another holiday. Janet Davis-Castro's third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Spanish classes will be celebrating the Day of the Dead as part of their study of the Spanish language and its culture. The fifth-grade class made an altar that resembles those made in Central America and Mexico. "It is a holiday in Mexico and Central America," Davis-Castro said. "It is a unique blend of North American and Catholic customs.

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Moeser Addresses UNC Master Plan At Annual Forum

Chancellor James Moeser and other campus officials fielded questions concerning the University's future from employees in the chilly confines of Gerrard Hall on Thursday. The questions posed by the audience ranged from the Native American presence on campus to salary concerns - but the meeting was mainly focused on UNC's Master Plan and University finances. The Master Plan is a blueprint for future campus development that was first presented by the late Chancellor Michael Hooker in 1998.

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Speaker Explains Visual Deception

Dan Korem's career has evolved from performing magic tricks to interviewing cult leaders to developing innovative profiling systems for the FBI. UNC students witnessed Korem, who calls himself an investigative journalist and documentary producer, translate his professional experience into real-world applications Thursday night during his lecture "Lies, Cons and the Truth." The presentation was sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ. Korem captivated the audience in the almost-full Great Hall and opened the show by performing basic card tricks on randomly selected audience members.

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Local Houses Dress Up for Halloween

Chainsaw murderers, escaped mental patients and red karo syrup abound in the Halloween season's slew of haunted houses in the Triangle. The traditional Halloween images of witches and skeletons seem outdated this year, as the area's haunted houses focus on intense concepts that range from melodramatic horror stories to high-tech multimedia productions.

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Sierra Club Proud Of Its Decisionb To Endorse Easley

TO THE EDITOR: I was quite surprised to read your editorial mischaracterizing Sierra Club's support for the candidacy of Attorney General Mike Easley for governor of North Carolina ("Speaking Green," Oct. 25). The Sierra Club enthusiastically endorses Easley, who has made a strong commitment to protecting North Carolina's environment. It is true that in an earlier story, we expressed regret that environmental issues were not receiving as much attention in the general gubernatorial race as in the primary ("Candidates Slight Environment," Oct. 20).

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Extra Time Lets Bars Stay Open

Sunday at 2 a.m. marks the end of daylight-saving time, but setting the clocks back one hour might give people more than just an extra hour of sleep. The time change gives local bars and clubs the opportunity to stay open and serve alcohol for an extra hour as well Saturday night. N.C. state law prohibits establishments from selling alcoholic beverages after 2 a.m. But because daylight-saving time officially ends at 2 a.m.

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Mental Health Forum Stresses Education

Mental health professionals, local county officials and residents gathered Thursday night at Culbreth Middle School to discuss mental health issues regarding the juvenile justice system. Orange County Commissioner Moses Carey served as an introductory speaker for the meeting, where eight members served on the Mental Health and Juvenile panel. The members on the panel presented the fact that the juvenile justice system has very little money to spend on evaluating the mental health of young offenders.

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Bands Unite to Benefit Mental Illness Patients

Several student artisans and organizations will band together tonight to prove music's healing power and help a worthy cause. Dubbed the Music HEELS Benefit Concert, several student musical groups, including Cornerstone and the Loreleis, will perform at Carroll Hall Auditorium tonight. Phi Mu Alpha fraternity and the UNC Department of Music are sponsoring the event. Branson Page, a senior political science major, and Cristy Parker, a medical student and former Loreleis member, decided to resurrect the Music HEELS benefit after its demise last year.

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Ticket Distribution Line to Start at 33,642

The Carolina Athletic Association has released its men's basketball ticket distribution numbers for this weekend. The tickets will be for games against Buffalo, Miami and Kentucky. Due to the huge demand for bracelets given out this year, the CAA was forced to distribute TicketMaster bracelets and green roll tickets in addition to the regular Educational Foundation bracelets. The chosen number is 33,642 from the Educational Foundation number pool, and the ranges are as follows: n

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UNC Women Look to Repeat

Bulls aren't the only creatures that get agitated when they see red in front of them. So does the North Carolina women's cross country team. UNC will look to defend its ACC title Saturday in Raleigh at N.C. State's University Club Course. The Tar Heels' biggest obstacle will be the ladies in red representing the No.12 Wolfpack. "State has always been our biggest rival during my career," junior Kim Timberlake said. "We always want to beat a red uniform in front of us." N.C.

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Cartoonist Draws a Crowd for Slide Show

Students, professors and anyone else who wanted to hear a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist had their chance Thursday night in a comedy-filled program sponsored by the Park Foundation. The third Roy H. Park Lecture Series brought satirist Doug Marlette to Carroll Hall, where he spoke to an audience of about 200 people.

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