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Thursday August 11th

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Low Pot Prices Attract Long Lines

HILLSBOROUGH - About 800 people gathered in Hillsborough on Saturday morning to wait in line with numbered stickers on their chests. When 8:30 a.m. arrived, the shoppers filed into the Vietri Warehouse Sale, the culmination of waiting all morning for a chance to buy imported Italian handcrafted pottery at discounted prices. The biannual sale allows Vietri the opportunity to sell one-of-a-kind samples, and discounted, overstocked and slightly flawed pieces to fans. But the sale has not always been so big.

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UNC Loses Singles Matches, Wins 3rd Place in Doubles

The North Carolina women's tennis team advanced to the singles final rounds for the second weekend in a row. UNC won three singles flights last weekend in the Lady Gamecock Fall Tennis Classic but fell short in all three singles finals on Sunday in the Carolina Classic. In the A singles flight, UNC's Marlene Mejia was defeated by Ansley Cargill from Duke 6-3, 6-3. Sophomore Kate Pinchbeck lost to Hillary Adams of Duke 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in the B singles flight. Representing the C singles flight, Courtney Zalinski fell to Anla Dumitrescu of Virginia Commonwealth 6-3, 6-4.

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Students Defend, Decry Criticism of Honor Court Hearing Procedures - letter two

TO THE EDITOR: First of all, I will state quite clearly that I do know Mike Trinh, and my personal opinion of him is that he's a great guy. However, I'll put all my biases aside and address the total unprofessional conduct of the Honor Court. I do not put any specific blame on the student attorney general nor any members of the jury. The blame lies fully upon the system in which this process is conducted. I was astonished to learn that very few open trials have occurred. Before this I was unaware of how the student justice system worked.

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Campus Grind Brings on Nostalgia

My backpack weighs a ton. I don't even know why I continue to do this to myself. I haven't been eating, I've been unable to work out and I have no haircut. It's all on account of these books in my bag. It's the week after Fall Break and I've hit the wall. I'm struggling to walk to Davis Library in the rain. I was just relaxing in the room watching music videos when this fool Montego Gray says that he wants to study. It was almost impossible for me to pull myself out of bed and away from Ms. Trina's backside . uh, I mean her music video ;-). She's bad.

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Duke Runs Away With Title

No Beth Bauer? No problem. The Duke women's golf team, which lost the two-time All-American to the professional ranks this summer, proved that it still has the talent - if not great depth - to challenge for a national championship. The Blue Devils - all six of them - survived the unpredictable weather at Finley Golf Course en route to a victory in the Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational on Sunday. Duke, which finished the three-round tournament at 30-over-par, defeated second-place Tennessee by 19 strokes. North Carolina finished 12th at 91-over.

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Deadline Approaching For Fund Allocations

Student leaders are warning UNC's various organizations to complete requests for money from student fees soon before limited funds are depleted. Student Body President Brad Matthews said it is crucial that student groups make budget requests as soon as possible. "Do it sooner than later," he said. "We can't consider a request until somebody makes it." Student activities fees make up all funds Student Congress can distribute to organizations.

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Pundits: Bush, Gore Should Tweak Debate Styles

After round one of the presidential debates, political pundits say both candidates must make several changes in preparation for Wednesday's debate in Winston-Salem. The two presidential candidates - Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush - met last week in Boston for the first in a series of three presidential debates. Much of the debate revolved around issues concerning foreign policy, social security, abortion and education. The next two debates are set to take place Wednesday at Wake Forest University and on Oct. 17 at the University of Washington in St. Louis.

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Coalition Seeks to Build Statewide Alliance

During last year's tuition battle, a group of UNC-Chapel Hill students formed the Coalition for Educational Access to fight against the increase. Their efforts failed, and the UNC Board of Governors approved a $600 tuition boost for UNC-CH and N.C. State University. Three other UNC-system universities - East Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, and UNC-Charlotte - also raised tuition by smaller amounts. But that's not the end of the story. At the end of the spring semester last year, members of the coalition said they hoped to form a statewide lobbying group.

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UNC Rebounds From Early Goal, Crushes Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It took a brief scare in the form of an early deficit, but the North Carolina men's soccer team added another chapter to what continues to develop into a breakthrough year. The No. 10 Tar Heels rattled off five goals after falling behind in the eighth minute against Maryland, taking out the Terrapins 5-1 Saturday night at Ludwig Field. The victory gave UNC (10-2, 3-1 in the ACC) three road wins against ACC opponents for the first time since 1962 - one more sign that this is shaping up as a not-so-typical year.

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Students Defend, Decry Criticism of Honor Court Hearing Procedures

TO THE EDITOR: The job of the student attorney general is to investigate alleged violations of the Instrument for Student Judicial Governance, to decide whether or not her findings merit a charge and to prosecute those charges, not to be the model of neutrality, as Brandon Briscoe stated in his Oct. 2 column. Despite Taylor Lea's prosecutorial role, the AG staff has eight associate attorneys general, myself included, whose primary job is to advocate for accused students. Mr.

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Ideas About Ways to Increase Accountability Wanted

Disclose: 1. To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover. 2. To make known; divulge. Matt Jones' recent letter, which sought to "uncover" the biases of several editorialists who used their respective media to criticize the Honor Court, says disclosure is "a central tenet of journalism ethics." I agree. So before discussing the merits of his caustic cry for accountability among our opinion mongers, I feel the need to "expose to view" some misrepresentations in Jones' letter.

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Basketball to Star at Midnight Rally

The Carolina Athletic Association and UNC head basketball coach Matt Doherty aim to ignite fan enthusiasm with a "Midnight Madness" style rally Friday. "Midnight with Matt and the Tar Heels" will be held at 10:30 p.m. in Carmichael Auditorium, with admission free and open to the public. The rally will feature contests for fans, an address by Doherty and the first chance for UNC students to see this year's basketball team in action. CAA President Tee Pruitt said he first proposed the idea for the event last spring, after spotting a change in the schedule for Fall Break.

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Culture Fuels Weekend Festival

East Chapel Hill High School cafeteria was filled with the aroma of spices and sounds of the bazouki this weekend as visitors to the sixth annual St. Barbara's Greek Festival ate, danced and spent for a good cause. The festival, stretching from Friday afternoon to Sunday night, drew more than 4,000 people in its first two days alone, with the line for food stretched almost the full length of the cafeteria on Saturday. "This is our best festival ever," said Helen Paliouras, festival chairwoman.

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Give Carolina Fever a Chance

In February of 1999, I was asked by then Carolina Athletic Association presidential candidate Tee Pruitt to "light a fire under Fever's ass." Tee felt that Carolina Fever had been apathetic in the past year, and I had to agree. So I thought long and hard: "How exactly do I get a bunch of students to stand and cheer?" The answer was in fact quite obvious: Make them an offer they can't refuse. Or, in other words, reward them for their effort. So I asked Tee to make our block at basketball games bigger and better.

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Budget Deadline Has N.C. State Scurrying

UNC-system President Molly Broad has given N.C. State University officials 90 days to implement the state auditor's recommendations on budget flexibility or risk losing that financial option. If N.C. State officials fail to meet the deadline, Broad will ask the Board of Governors to withdraw the school's budget flexibility option, which allows university administrators to reallocate unspent funding to meet their additional monetary needs.

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County United Way Loses Leader

By Kim Perry Staff Writer The Triangle United Way's policy of allowing Boy Scout organizations to exclude gays from leadership positions has prompted an Orange County United Way chairman to resign and has raised concerns among its board members. Robert Seymour, chairman of the United Way's Orange County senior issues committee, left his position in protest of a policy he feels is discriminatory toward gays.

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Community Celebrates 100 Years of Wolfe

Amid the pounding of jackhammers from Student Union construction, the 28-hour reading of Thomas Wolfe's novel, "Look Homeward, Angel" wrapped up Tuesday in the Pit with a centennial birthday celebration for the author. Students, faculty and other members of the UNC community gathered at noon as a 4-foot-long birthday cake was sliced in remembrance of the famous UNC alumnus. Leading the event was English Professor Joseph Flora, chairman of the Thomas Wolfe Centennial Committee.

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Small School Hosts Big Debate

Centre College, a small liberal arts school in Danville, Ky, is gearing up for the season's only scheduled vice-presidential debate, which will take place at the school Thursday night. With a student population that barely tops 800, Centre is the smallest college ever to host a vice presidential debate. But school officials said size will not be a problem for Centre. "We have been preparing hard and well for over a year, and up to this point we haven't had any problems," said Mike Norris, Centre College communications director.

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Tar Heels Take Lead On Devils

North Carolina has taken an early lead in the Carlyle Cup against arch-rival Duke. Sparked by early-season victories in field hockey, women's soccer and men's soccer, the Tar Heels lead the race 9-0 after about six weeks of competition. UNC's early lead is not a surprise because the school normally has stronger athletic teams than Duke in the fall semester. However, the UNC men's soccer team's victory against Duke was an upset. The Tar Heels had not scored a goal against the Blue Devils in four years before beating them 4-2 Sunday in Durham.

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