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10/12/2000 12:00am

Students Rock the Vote To Hootie and the Blowfish

WINSTON-SALEM - While George W. Bush and Al Gore defended their presidential platforms at Wake Forest University on Wednesday night, thousands of students jammed to Hootie and the Blowfish as part of Rock the Vote's efforts to register and educate youth voters. The event, held at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was free and included a Web-casted political talk show and performances by Daniel Cage and a local hip-hop group. The bands stopped playing at 9 p.m. for the presidential debate, which was displayed on two jumbo television screens in the coliseum.


10/12/2000 12:00am

More Civility, Issues Mark 2nd Matchup

WINSTON-SALEM - Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore attempted to delineate their views on issues ranging from foreign policy to education to the environment during the season's second presidential debate at Wake Forest University on Wednesday night. The debate, which took place in Wake Forest's Wait Chapel, was attended by nearly 2,000 spectators and members of the media and moderated by PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer.


10/12/2000 12:00am

In Praise of Nature

Ansel Adams is perhaps the most recognized and influential photographer of the 19th century. His name evokes imagery of winding rivers, jagged precipices and towering mountain ranges, photographed in his signature crisp, clean method of highlighting the contrast between light and dark. The N.C. Museum of Art presents "In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West," featuring more than 120 photographs by Adams, his predecessors and contemporaries, including George Fiske, Edward and Brett Weston and Imogen Cunningham.


10/12/2000 12:00am

SURGE to Host National Conference

This weekend, students from across the nation will converge at UNC to discuss political and economic equality both at home and abroad, social activism and other issues. Students United for a Responsible Global Environment will host a conference Friday through Sunday to educate the campus and the community about global issues with a variety of workshops, speakers and concerts. This is the second year the University has held this conference, said Stuart Davis, a freshman political science major, who is helping organize the event.


10/12/2000 12:00am

Old, New to Unite On University Day

The University community will come together today to attend the installation of Chancellor James Moeser and to remember UNC's beginnings in celebration of the 124th annual University Day. The festivities will include alumni awards, an academic procession, the official charging of the chancellor and several performances by members of the Department of Music. "The highlight of the day is going to be the traditional University Day ceremony, which this year will feature the installation of James Moeser as our ninth chancellor," said Nancy Davis, associate vice chancellor for University rel


10/12/2000 12:00am

'Pack's Rivers Floods Defenses With Yardage, TDs

College football analysts and experts love to speculate about postseason individual awards during the season. They debate who is most deserving of the Heisman Trophy. They rank their candidates for the Butkus Award, with each expert trying to impress the others with a great sleeper pick. But there's not much talk about this season's ACC Rookie of the Year contest. Because there is none. Philip Rivers is the man.

10/12/2000 12:00am

Deadline To Register Closes In

In a race for voter registration, the Orange County Board of Elections has begun its last-ditch effort to convince residents of the importance of voting. With registration closing Friday, the board already has officially collected 3,000 voter registrations, although it has an additional 2,500 unofficially counted in its office. "We still have seven registration drives going on," board director Carolyn Thomas said. "And we have probably 4,000 forms out." To vote in Orange County, a person must be a U.S.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Aldermen Approve Housing Ordinance

CARRBORO - The Carrboro Board of Aldermen adopted a redrafted amendment to the Carrboro land-use ordinance Tuesday night after listening to concerns voiced by both residents and board members at a public hearing. The amendment is intended to encourage development of affordable single-room occupancy housing, Alderman Allen Spalt said. "Single-room occupancy housing is an important part of a diversified housing stock," Spalt said. "There are people who need this type of housing.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Deacons Brace For Political Fray On Eve of Debate

WINSTON-SALEM - Secret Service agents, members of the media and yards of electronic wire are scattered across the Wake Forest University campus as the school prepares to host the year's second presidential debate today. Workers on campus Tuesday were hustling to position television monitors and cameras on the stage in Wake Forest's Wait Chapel, where Republican nominee George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore will publicly face off for the second time this election season. Red carpeting already covered the stairs and stage in the chapel Tuesday afternoon.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Realty Web Site Fixing Bugs

Despite praise from several local realtors, www.chapelhillrent.com still has some problems in its first year of service. The Web site allows apartment seekers to search local realtors' and property managers' databases for an ideal rental dwelling, but there have been problems accessing properties that would be rented after January. Chris Francis and UNC senior Andrew Gray created the site last year after consulting Steve Mills and Carolyn Bolcom, two area property managers and realtors. Francis said he has received positive feedback from the community about the site.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Young Democrats Head to Wake Forest for Presidential Debate

Five local high school students and two teachers returned this weekend from Cleveland, Ohio, invigorated with new perspectives on educating minority students. In the three-day Minority Youth Conference, hosted by Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights high schools, students from 15 districts nationwide met to discuss the minority achievement gap that many say is universal in U.S. high schools. The districts were chosen based on their success in closing the testing gap for minorities.


10/11/2000 12:00am

What's the Big Deal About Voting?

Whatever you do, don't vote, because it's not that important. And you don't matter. No one really cares what you think or what you have to say. So please don't try and comfort yourself with the thought that your vote actually counts, because who really cares, anyway? Everyone says voting is important. I'm not sure why, but I'm told it is. Jesse Ventura says, "It's my civic duty." MTV tells me to "Rock the Vote." Eve tells me to "Rap the Vote." The NAACP is trying to get prisoners to vote. The candidates have yet to tell me why I should vote, only that I should vote for them.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Board OKs Police Technology Grant

CARRBORO - The Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution Tuesday to accept a federal block grant and to set aside matching funds from the Carrboro Police Department budget. The police department, with the board's unanimous approval, can now accept a Bureau of Justice Assistance Local Law Enforcement Block Grant for $15,647 to purchase training equipment. The bureau is an agency of the U.S. Justice Department, which coordinates actions between federal and local law enforcement and helps to improve the effectiveness of local police departments with federal money.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Professor Up for 4th Circuit

Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., announced Monday his recommendation of UNC law Professor Elizabeth Gibson for a seat on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. "I am very honored that the senator has recommended me," said Gibson, a Chapel Hill resident originally from Raleigh. "I think (the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) is a great court, and it would be a great honor." But Gibson's appointment faces several challenging obstacles. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., has already blocked one N.C. nominee, and Congress, which must approve judicial recommendations, is expected to adjourn soon.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Achieving Journalistic Excellence Worth Its Weight in Gold

How much would you be willing to pay for this issue of The Daily Tar Heel? For many of you, it is the only newspaper you read on a daily basis. Some readers rely on the DTH for its coverage of campus news not found in any other medium. Others look forward to our commentary. And of course many, including myself, cannot live without the crossword. Yet, how often are you critical, not to mention appreciative, of your primary source of local news and sports? A true measure would be the amount you'd pay for an issue.


10/11/2000 12:00am

McNeil to Spearhead Curriculum Review

A new chairwoman has been named to head the University's Undergraduate Curriculum Review, a three-year effort to examine General College courses and explore possible changes. Laurie E. McNeil, professor of physics and astronomy and applied materials sciences, has assumed the role, bringing to the position her past experience on the Chancellor's Task Force on Intellectual Climate. The review is one of several initiatives designed by the task force to enhance the undergraduate experience at UNC. The University's curriculum last received major changes in 1980.


10/11/2000 12:00am

Students Set to Tackle Minority Issues

Five local high school students and two teachers returned this weekend from Cleveland, Ohio, invigorated with new perspectives on educating minority students. In the three-day Minority Youth Conference, hosted by Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights high schools, students from 15 districts nationwide met to discuss the minority achievement gap that many say is universal in U.S. high schools. The districts were chosen based on their success in closing the testing gap for minorities.


10/11/2000 12:00am

BOG Member Handles Questions of Ethics

RALEIGH - A Cary travel agency began getting business from N.C. State University's Department of Athletics after the owner's husband was named to the UNC Board of Governors three years ago. Judi Grainger, owner of Custom Travel Services, began handling the Wolfpack's air travel shortly after her husband, Frank, was appointed to the BOG in March 1997, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Tuesday. She has since handled more than $930,000 worth of N.C.


10/11/2000 12:00am

International Students Adjust to Campus Life

The bare-bones furnishings, lack of decor and overpowering sterility of his room give him away: Philipp Bode is a student in transition. The move Bode chose to make upon his acceptance into UNC's Trans-Atlantic Masters Program involved more than just renting a U-Haul and finding somewhere to live. Equipped with little more than an airplane ticket and a keen appreciation of globalism, Bode not only left the comforts of home but the security of his culture, language and customs. A native of Munich, Germany, Bode moved into Craige Residence Hall two months ago.