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Saturday February 4th

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ASU Death Brings No Reforms

UNC-system campus administrators say the recent death of an Appalachian State University student will not prompt changes in their alcohol abuse prevention programs. Philip Thompson, a 21-year-old junior from Charlotte, was found dead Wednesday by his roommate. Police reports state that the victim's roommate said Thompson consumed a large quantity of alcohol the night before he was found dead in his bed - the night of his 21st birthday.

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Council Delays Decision On Cameron Restriping

Richard Goldberg spoke to the Chapel Hill Town Council about his greatest fear as a biker - getting "doored." Goldberg, of 202 Fallen Log East in Chapel Hill, was at the meeting Monday night to speak to the council about an item on its consent agenda calling for the restriping of part of West Cameron Avenue, which would eliminate a turn lane for part of the avenue and perhaps leave bikers to fight the traffic in the road. But Goldberg said one of the biggest concerns of bicycle riders is not the moving cars but the stationary ones.

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Tuesday's Low Voter Turnout Indicative Of Shameful Problem

TO THE EDITOR: Student Congress held special elections Tuesday. Apparently this went unnoticed. While voter turnout was respectable in Districts 16 and 17, only a small percentage of students in these districts voted. Turnout in other districts was staggering. Candidates in four districts ran unopposed, winning with just one vote, presumably their own. In five of the districts with vacant seats, not one candidate even bothered to run.

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Tar Heels Open Year On Point

The North Carolina men's basketball team enters this season facing uncertainty at point guard. Sophomore Jonathan Holmes and freshmen Adam Boone and Brian Morrison are all competing for the starting spot. Even scoring machine Joseph Forte is a possibility - although a remote one - for the position. But after the annual Blue-White game Saturday, UNC coach Matt Doherty might want to put another name on the list: Brendan Haywood. Haywood handed out six assists to go with his 22 points and seven rebounds as he led the White team to a 77-66 victory in front of a crowd of 10,225 at the S

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Area School Official Nabs Regional Prize

With a clear vision for improving student achievement, Superintendent Neil Pedersen has garnered national recognition for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Now it is his turn to be recognized. Pedersen has been named the Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance, which consists of superintendents from Wake, Durham and 12 surrounding counties. The N.C. Association of School Administrators will review nominees over the next month and name one as N.C.

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UNC Breaks Records, Wolfpack `D'

It was a day of records for the North Carolina men's soccer team. Going into its match with N.C. State, the No. 3 Tar Heels had a chance to break the school record for the best start to a season. Also, junior forward Chris Carrieri had a chance to inch closer to Derek Missimo's UNC record for goals in a season. The Tar Heels accomplished both of those feats Sunday and tacked on a few more en route to defeating the Wolfpack 7-1 at Fetzer Field. North Carolina (14-2, 4-1 in the ACC) surpassed its previous best start of 13-2, which was set in 1980 and '81.

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Rental Licensing Under Attack

The struggle for peaceful coexistence in neighborhoods sometimes pits students against other residents in a battle of words. But members of the Chapel Hill Rental Licensing Task Force, which met for the first time Thursday night, aim to address and alleviate the problems associated with neighborhood cohesion.

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When Traveling to England, Leave the Mullet Home

After reading some of the pretty ignorant articles about Europe in this newspaper in the past weeks, I thought it was about time someone put the record straight. So for any of you with a sense of humor who are planning to pack your bags and cross the "Irony Curtain," read on. An American tourist going to England suffers from several disadvantages. Previous travelers from these shores have won Americans a reputation for ignorance, arrogance and a lack of manners. As we all know, this is completely undeserved. It is up to you intelligent people to set the record straight.

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Campus Of_cials Say UNC Debate Unlikely

After this year's scheduled presidential debates, including one at a N.C. school, UNC officials say they have not yet considered the possibility of hosting a debate any time in the future. Nancy Davis, associate vice chancellor for University relations, said UNC officials did not apply to host a 2000 debate and, to her knowledge, have not applied in the past. Davis said hosting a debate would require a great deal of money and effort.

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Groups Cooperate to Raise Cancer Awareness on Campus

Two student groups are combining efforts for UNC's second annual Cancer Awareness Week, being held from today until Friday. The series of events, which will include speeches and the construction of a remembrance quilt, are sponsored by Carolina Cancer Focus and the Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority. Leaders of CCF said the main focus of the week is to educate college students about the threat of cancer.

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King Discusses Career Live at UNC

CNN talk show host Larry King had a packed audience laughing out loud from start to finish as he spoke in Memorial Hall on Friday. King, UNC's first Earl Wynn Distinguished Lecturer, filled his speech with lively anecdotes. He has conducted nearly 40,000 interviews, ranging from the Dalai Lama to physicist Stephen Hawking to Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian National Authority. The topic of the speech was scheduled to be ethics in television news, but King only mentioned that issue in passing. The laughter was often so loud King couldn't be heard over it.

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Committee To Select '01 Speaker

The committee that announced the senior class gift last week is now working to nail down its choice for 2001 Commencement speaker. Earlier this semester, seniors were given the opportunity to submit suggestions that have since been considered and narrowed down by the gift committee, a panel consisting of seniors, faculty and administrators.

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Hopefuls Work Crowd, Focus on Senior Issues

Three candidates for the 4th Congressional District seat faced off Friday in a debate addressing Social Security and fiscal responsibility at the Chapel Hill Senior Center. The three candidates - incumbent Democrat David Price, Libertarian Brian Towey and Republican Jess Ward - spoke before a crowd of about 30 senior citizens.

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PlayMakers' `Angel' Hits Home

PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of "Look Homeward, Angel" takes a bittersweet look at the struggle for individuality and, thanks to a talented cast, brings new life to the timeless subject in the process. Based on Thomas Wolfe's thinly veiled autobiography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama follows the troubled Gant family. Seventeen-year-old Eugene Gant (Liam Gearity) has only a slight grasp of what he wants to do with his life, but he knows it doesn't involve his small, rural N.C. town. Gearity makes a wonderful impression in his professional debut.

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Tar Heels Win, Secure 1st Place in ACC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - An overtime goal by Kristen McCann lifted second-ranked North Carolina to a 1-0 win against No. 3 Maryland. The Terrapins controlled much of the play during the first half at Artificial Turf Field, outshooting the Tar Heels 9-4. In the second half, Maryland got off three shots to UNC's two. UNC won the pushback when overtime began and carried the ball downfield untouched by Maryland to set up McCann's goal just 30 seconds into the period.

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City Round Up

Saturday, Oct. 21 A theft from a business was reported to Chapel Hill police at 3:44 p.m. Saturday. Reports state that an unidentified suspect loaded items from Harris Teeter at University Mall on South Estes Drive into a shopping cart and left the store without paying for them. Items taken included $10 worth of Huggies diapers, five cases of beer worth $50 and a $25 bag of dog food. A case of breaking and entering was reported to Chapel Hill police Saturday. The incident occurred at Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers Inc.

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Help Fight Cancer This Week

Cancer is a word that represents fear, suffering and sometimes loss. Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way. It might have been a relative, a friend or an acquaintance, but most of us know someone who has suffered from this terrible disease. Cancer always has been a part of life for many of us. It seems like every year someone we know deals with the disease. Thanks to the progress of modern science and the strength of the human spirit, many of them become survivors.

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Reader: Warner's `Harsh Light' More Ignorant Than Enlightening

I absolutely love to learn. For this reason, Tuesday is my favorite day. With no classes and no meetings, every Tuesday I make a point to absorb everything that I can, starting with The Daily Tar Heel. In doing so, I happened across the weekly column of Craig Warner. Because it is difficult to find an out-of-the-closet conservative in Chapel Hill, I felt fortunate to make this discovery. On a recent Tuesday, I turned to the opinion page eager to devour my weekly dosage of conservative enlightenment.

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