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Monday January 24th

Cross Country


Conference Draws Students to Address Social Justice Issues

Activists from Chapel Hill and across the country congregated at UNC during the weekend to raise awareness of societal issues and demand fair practices from corporations worldwide. Students United for a Responsible Global Environment, a national network of community and student activists, gathered for their second annual international conference Friday through Sunday, generating a weekend of enthusiasm for activism. The weekend consisted of guest speakers, 55 issue- and action-based workshops, a free concert and a film festival. "Ain't no power like the power of the people, 'cause the

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Volleyball Learns From Mistakes in Weekend Split

North Carolina's volleyball team got a wake-up call Friday night against Wake Forest. UNC had an unlucky Friday the 13th as the Demon Deacons handed the Tar Heels their first conference loss of the season 3-2 (7-15, 6-15, 15-10, 16-14, 13-15). The loss came in front of a rowdy crowd that was getting psyched for Midnight Madness. "We need to pick up the little things," said senior defensive specialist Lisa Fryer, who had 17 digs in the match. "It's a mindset.

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N.C. State Goes `Incorrect'

RALEIGH - In front of a boisterous crowd Saturday night, ABC's "Politically Incorrect" host Bill Maher held an often-risque forum discussing controversial issues in American politics. The event was held at Stewart Auditorium on the N.C. State University campus. Saturday's stop was part of the program's 10-campus college tour. The forum followed the usual show format, but it will probably never air on ABC.

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BOG Still Reviewing Budget Proposals

DURHAM - The Board of Governors held a third workshop Friday to discuss the system's budget request for 2001-03, which will likely include new funding for enrollment growth, technology, and faculty salaries. The BOG will vote next month on its 2001-02 budget request. UNC-system President Molly Broad's preliminary budget also includes a 4 percent systemwide tuition increase aimed at offsetting the system's rising operating costs. At BOG Chairman Ben Ruffin's request, part of the workshop was spent reviewing the board's tuition-setting policy, adopted in 1998.

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BSM King, Queen Ascend Throne At Annual Ball

Amid thunderous applause and joyous outcries, seniors Brandon Lofton and Kellie Hash were announced as Mr. and Ms. BSM at the Black Student Movement Coronation Ball on Saturday. The two will fill the traditional roles of ambassadors on behalf of UNC's black community and are the probable prospects for Mr. and Ms. UNC, to be crowned at the campuswide Homecoming ceremony. Ms. BSM has been crowned Homecoming Queen for 10 consecutive years. "Mr. and Ms. BSM are very qualified to represent the BSM as well as the campus community as a whole," said Jokena Smith, BSM vice president.

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Attendees Learn Methods For More Effective Protests

Classes were in session this weekend at UNC - but none of those that took place can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Fifty-five workshops, ranging from "Civil Disobedience and the Effects of Arrest" to "Activist Poetry and Prose," were offered as part of the second Students United for Responsible Global Environment international conference.

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Tar Heels Get Title, Revenge

By Joe Disney Staff Writer GREENSBORO - It was payback time this weekend for the men's soccer team at the Spartan Classic in Greensboro. With victories against Dartmouth and Rider during the weekend, fifth-ranked North Carolina captured the overall tournament title on goal differential against UNC-Greensboro. In mid-September, the Spartans won the Nike Carolina Classic, claiming the title against UNC by one goal in goal differential. The Tar Heels' performance in the two tournaments was completely different.

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Tear Gas Update

Franklin Street patrons were forced to reroute their paths Sunday morning when an unknown suspect released tear gas on Rosemary Street. One canister was recovered from the courtyard of He's Not Here, located at 112 1/2 W. Franklin St . No other canisters have been recovered, but Lt. Pat Burns of the Chapel Hill Police Department, said that the spread of the gas, from Columbia to Henderson Street, suggested that more than one canister had been thrown. Traffic was blocked from Columbia to Henderson Street for 20 and 30 minutes.

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Global Issues Draw Students to UNC

The multitude of non-UNC students on campus last Saturday was not limited to N.C. State football fans. More than 14 out-of-state students from as far as Florida made lengthy drives to spend the weekend at the Students United for a Responsible Global Environment conference held on campus. Although one student said he was disappointed with the one-sided nature of the conference, most of these visitors said they were pleased with the trip. "(The trip) was well worth it," said Claire Rumore, a senior sociology and Spanish major from Auburn University in Alabama.

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Students Find They Can Go Home Again

Battling long lines in Lenoir Dining Hall, fighting for an open washing machine in residence hall basements and paying for expensive telephone calls home aren't concerns for UNC students who hail from Chapel Hill. Homemade meals, free laundry facilities and in-person conversations with family members are all options for local students. Three hundred and ninety-seven undergraduates from area high schools are attending a university a hop, skip and a jump away from home. And students say there are advantages and disadvantages to remaining in town for college.

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Mistakes Prove Costly in UNC Loss

The mistakes were supposed to be behind the North Carolina football team after its week off leading up to Saturday. They weren't. The Tar Heels, who felt as though they gave Georgia Tech a win two weeks ago at Kenan Stadium, came back and did the same thing for N.C. State. The Wolfpack's high-powered passing game managed just 221 yards, but the team still beat UNC - for the first time in eight tries - 38-20 before 59,000 fans at Kenan Stadium. "We're not worried about the statistics," said N.C.

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Staff Development Program Allows Student, Administrator Interaction

A staff development program at Culbreth Middle School has opened up opportunities for students and administrators to interact. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week marked the third year that administrators from Lincoln Center have substituted for teachers because of substitute shortages and to give teachers a chance to attend staff development sessions. Wendy Winer, a sixth-grade language arts teacher, attended one of the staff development sessions on teaching writing and differentiation. "It's nice for kids to see an administrator in the classroom.

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Tar Heel Men Capture Meet

CULLOWHEE - The North Carolina men's cross country team won the North Carolina Intercollegiate Championship on Saturday. The Tar Heels had 40 points and finished 22 points ahead of Duke Team B. Senior Nick Iauco crossed the line first for UNC and finished fourth overall with a time of 25 minutes, 52 seconds. Matt Weiss and Terrance McRae tied for fifth place with identical times of 26:01. Jim Martin and Bobby Borbet also crossed the line with identical times to finish tied for 10th.

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N.C. Voters Can Cast Early Ballots Starting Today

Begining today, registered N.C. voters can cast a ballot for the Nov. 7 election at one of 52 satellite polling sites across the state as part of a new program aimed at improving voter turnout. UNC-Chapel Hill's satellite poll site at Morehead Planetarium -- open to registered Orange County voters -- will operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Nov. 3. Head basketball coach Matt Doherty and head football coach Carl Torbush are scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. to cast the first votes at the site. The polls will allow all registered N.C.

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Fans Pack Carmichael for Midnight Madness

"Midnight With Matt and the Tar Heels" was enjoyable for everyone involved. The crowd at Carmichael Auditorium. The North Carolina men's basketball team. And especially Matt. North Carolina rang in the new basketball year on Friday night - and Saturday morning - with a variety of contests and activities to excite Tar Heel fans. Those fans also got to see new coach Matt Doherty dust off his playing skills. "I thought things went great, from my perspective," Doherty said. "I won the 3-point shooting contest, I won the three-on-three contest, so selfishly, I had a good night.

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BOG Approves Finance Chief, Provost

DURHAM - The Board of Governors held a third workshop Friday to discuss the system's budget request for 2001-03, which will likely include new funding for enrollment growth, technology, and faculty salaries. The BOG will vote next month on its 2001-02 budget request. UNC-system President Molly Broad's preliminary budget also includes a 4 percent systemwide tuition increase aimed at offsetting the system's rising operating costs. At BOG Chairman Ben Ruffin's request, part of the workshop was spent reviewing the board's tuition-setting policy, adopted in 1998.

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