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Saturday February 4th

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Student Legal Services Answers Housing Questions

Imagine an apartment fire ruins all of your possessions or items are stolen from your car parked in your apartment complex's dark parking lot. Who will help you recover your property?Student Legal Services might have the answer. UNC's legal services handles cases in which students feel that landlords or third parties are responsible for wrong-doing. SLS is a University-run group -- consisting of three lawyers -- with the specific purpose of providing legal assistance for students.SLS Director Dorothy Bernholz said the office was started by students to serve the University community.

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Apartment-Style Living Popular on Campuses

Many college students see the opportunity to move to off-campus apartments as a true test of their independence.But for some students, the perks of off-campus living can be found without leaving campus.Colleges and universities across the country are offering apartment-style residence halls at an increasing rate.Joan Lachowski, housing coordinator for men at the University of Richmond, said the university offers on-campus apartments to provide a variety of housing options to students."The apartments are a totally different style of living," she said.

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Sutton Takes Advantage of Height

Candace Sutton has been a consistent producer for the North Carolina women's basketball team this year.Coming into the Tar Heels' contest with Wake Forest, Sutton was averaging 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.Sunday, the freshman traded stability for prominence.Producing on both ends of the court, Sutton posted her first career double-double, tallying 18 points and 11 rebounds.

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Multimember N.C. Districts Face Extinction, Redistricting

A bill proposed in the N.C. General Assembly on Monday that would eliminate multimember districts for the N.C. House and Senate was met with opposition from local legislators.Sen. Virginia Foxx, R-Watauga, who proposed Senate Bill 31, said creating single-member districts would allow more equal representation.."There are some districts that are very tiny and others that are very large," she said.

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Virginia Effort to Limit\Out-of-State Students Fails

Out-of-state students hoping to get into one of Virginia's premier public colleges or universities can rest a little easier. The Virginia House of Delegates Education Committee killed a bill last week aiming to cut the number of out-of-state students to 25 percent of a school's total enrollment.One of the bill's co-sponsors, Delegate Jay O'Brien, R-Fairfax, said the proposal was developed because several constituents had complained that qualified in-state students were being denied admission because their places had been taken by out-of-state students.

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San Jose Picks Carrieri No. 1

Following the lead of the North Carolina men's basketball team, former UNC forward Chris Carrieri claimed his own No. 1 on Monday at the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.Carrieri, drafted first overall by the San Jose Earthquakes, becomes just the fourth former Tar Heel selected No. 1 in a major professional league's draft.Basketball players James Worthy and Brad Daugherty were the first selections in the NBA draft in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Baseball player B.J. Surhoff went No. 1 in 1985."Being picked No.

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Distance, Privacy Influence Housing Decisions

"On or off?" is a common question heard around campus this time of year.Each student must decide if he or she wants to live on the University's campus or move off campus into a private apartment or house. Most freshmen start out on campus, but beyond that the choice is theirs.Some students remain on campus all four years.

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D.C. Trip Gives Class `Fresh Perspective'

WASHINGTON -- The sun was just starting to rise as students stumbled from vans into a McDonald's near Fredericksburg, Va. Freshman Cyrus Luhr leaned across the table to ask someone what time it was. His sleepy eyes popped open at the response. "Man, I haven't been up this early all semester," he said.While most UNC students were rolling into bed after a night of celebration on Franklin Street, Luhr and his classmates were en route to Washington, D.C., for a day packed with museum visits, debriefings and talks with high-ranking officials.

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Schools to Receive Federal Funds

Two local school systems have been granted assistance from the U.S. Department of Education, allowing the systems to focus on class size reduction and teacher employment.Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools received funding through the Class Size Reduction Initiative. The funding is allocated specifically for hiring teachers for kindergarten through third grade.

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CUAB Hosts Forum on Renting

Students hoping to move off campus received helpful advice from Chapel Hill landlords and Student Legal Services on Monday night.The Carolina Union Activities Board sponsored the "Apartment Rental 101" forum in the Carmichael Fishbowl to focus on necessary life skills.Ashley Lorance, a member of the board's miscellaneous committee, said she thought many students would find the topic timely and helpful."I felt this was one of the biggest needs for students on campus right now," Lorance said.The forum featured five speakers familiar with rental processes in the Ch

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Italian Eatery to Join Franklin Street

Franklin Street will soon welcome a new Italian restaurant to its collection.Joseph DiBartolo, owner of I Love NY Pizza in Chapel Hill and Anna Maria's Pizzeria in Carrboro, is set to open Valentino's in the coming months. The restaurant will be located in the space formerly occupied by Copytron at the intersection of Columbia Street and Franklin Street.DiBartolo said Valentino's will be open probably from 11 a.m. for lunch until 11 p.m."On Friday and Saturday, we might have a couple of extra hours," he said.

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Board Monitors SBP Campaign Violations

This time of year, it seems as though students can't escape the multitude of student elections campaign fliers posted on campus.The focus of each candidate running for student body president up to this point has been to get their name out as much as possible -- fliers litter the halls of literally every building on campus.But in their zeal to publicize their campaigns, several candidates have overstepped the boundaries set by the Board of Elections, the governing body which enforces the rules set forth in the student government elections laws.Although the number of violations is down

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Ill Tar Heels Dominate Play

There was no way Campbell could pull off a win at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Monday night. But the Camels' second seed, Juan Osorio, refused to give up. Osorio faced off against North Carolina senior David Cheatwood in singles play. The outcome of the dual match, a 6-1 UNC victory, was decided long before the two stopped playing. "I want to give everything I can to the court," Osorio said.

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SBP Candidates Explore Campus Safety Problems

After recent sexual assaults in the area and indecent exposure incidents in Davis Library last semester, student body president candidates shed personal light on campus safety and seek to meet students' demands for some improvements.Though the majority of the race's 10 candidates said the campus is relatively safe, all stressed that improvements could be made in some safety practices -- a sentiment that is echoed by Derek Poarch, director of the Department of Public Safety. "I would say that campus is a safe place," he said.

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Lawyers Offer Tips for Lease, Landlord Issues

To join the 71 percent of UNC students living off-campus, first consult a lawyer.Students seeking off-campus housing need to know their rights and responsibilities as tenants before signing a lease, according to Student Legal Services.To name a few concerns, students should ensure security deposits are returned following expiration of the lease, bear responsibility for property when subletting, and keep records of repair requests to prove landlord negligence, said Dorothy Bernholz, director of SLS.Students should visit a lawyer in SLS, which is free to fee-paying UNC students, if they

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Historic Residences Open Doors to Women

The addition of women to UNC's two oldest residence halls this year breaks from the 200-year-old tradition of creating a strictly male community in Old East and Old West.When junior Katie Ahrendt first heard rumors last year that Old East and Old West residence halls were becoming coed, she was concerned about preserving this tradition."At first I was against letting girls in," said the Columbia, S.C., native.

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Creative Ideas Can Transform Rooms

Everyone has one, but rarely are any two the same.Whether it is a residence hall room, an apartment or even a house, the task of decorating has probably arisen. Bare walls need livening, cold floors need warmth, beds need a personal touch and closets need organization.Gail King, an interior refiner from Room Makeovers with Pizazz, said college students can decorate their living spaces without spending a lot of money."Dorm rooms often fulfill the office, bedroom and personal-space needs of at least two people," she said.

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