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Thursday September 29th

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New Program Will Help Students Become `Credit-Wise'

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in response to your Thursday, Oct. 19, article, "College Credit - Paying With Plastic Could Cause Trouble." I would like to inform you of a program that I am implementing on this campus designed to help college students become credit-wise. This semester, I am an intern at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide working on a program to raise awareness about important money management issues. Our campus is one of 10 colleges where interns are providing this important information.

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Annual Festivals Provide Variety of Halloween Fun

By Jamila Vernon Staff Writer Halloween festivities including scary storytelling, costume contests and a carnival full of games will kick off in the Carrboro community this weekend. Starting at 5:30 p.m. today, Weaver Street Market will hold its annual "Ghost Stories"on the lawn. This event, which has been held annually for more than seven years, will feature live music, a costume contest and scary storytelling.

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Local Classes to Celebrate Day of the Dead

As children get ready to celebrate Halloween, students at Carrboro Elementary School are getting a chance to learn about and participate in another holiday. Janet Davis-Castro's third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Spanish classes will be celebrating the Day of the Dead as part of their study of the Spanish language and its culture. The fifth-grade class made an altar that resembles those made in Central America and Mexico. "It is a holiday in Mexico and Central America," Davis-Castro said. "It is a unique blend of North American and Catholic customs.

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Moeser Addresses UNC Master Plan At Annual Forum

Chancellor James Moeser and other campus officials fielded questions concerning the University's future from employees in the chilly confines of Gerrard Hall on Thursday. The questions posed by the audience ranged from the Native American presence on campus to salary concerns - but the meeting was mainly focused on UNC's Master Plan and University finances. The Master Plan is a blueprint for future campus development that was first presented by the late Chancellor Michael Hooker in 1998.

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Speaker Explains Visual Deception

Dan Korem's career has evolved from performing magic tricks to interviewing cult leaders to developing innovative profiling systems for the FBI. UNC students witnessed Korem, who calls himself an investigative journalist and documentary producer, translate his professional experience into real-world applications Thursday night during his lecture "Lies, Cons and the Truth." The presentation was sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ. Korem captivated the audience in the almost-full Great Hall and opened the show by performing basic card tricks on randomly selected audience members.

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Local Houses Dress Up for Halloween

Chainsaw murderers, escaped mental patients and red karo syrup abound in the Halloween season's slew of haunted houses in the Triangle. The traditional Halloween images of witches and skeletons seem outdated this year, as the area's haunted houses focus on intense concepts that range from melodramatic horror stories to high-tech multimedia productions.

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Sierra Club Proud Of Its Decisionb To Endorse Easley

TO THE EDITOR: I was quite surprised to read your editorial mischaracterizing Sierra Club's support for the candidacy of Attorney General Mike Easley for governor of North Carolina ("Speaking Green," Oct. 25). The Sierra Club enthusiastically endorses Easley, who has made a strong commitment to protecting North Carolina's environment. It is true that in an earlier story, we expressed regret that environmental issues were not receiving as much attention in the general gubernatorial race as in the primary ("Candidates Slight Environment," Oct. 20).

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Extra Time Lets Bars Stay Open

Sunday at 2 a.m. marks the end of daylight-saving time, but setting the clocks back one hour might give people more than just an extra hour of sleep. The time change gives local bars and clubs the opportunity to stay open and serve alcohol for an extra hour as well Saturday night. N.C. state law prohibits establishments from selling alcoholic beverages after 2 a.m. But because daylight-saving time officially ends at 2 a.m.

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Mental Health Forum Stresses Education

Mental health professionals, local county officials and residents gathered Thursday night at Culbreth Middle School to discuss mental health issues regarding the juvenile justice system. Orange County Commissioner Moses Carey served as an introductory speaker for the meeting, where eight members served on the Mental Health and Juvenile panel. The members on the panel presented the fact that the juvenile justice system has very little money to spend on evaluating the mental health of young offenders.

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Bands Unite to Benefit Mental Illness Patients

Several student artisans and organizations will band together tonight to prove music's healing power and help a worthy cause. Dubbed the Music HEELS Benefit Concert, several student musical groups, including Cornerstone and the Loreleis, will perform at Carroll Hall Auditorium tonight. Phi Mu Alpha fraternity and the UNC Department of Music are sponsoring the event. Branson Page, a senior political science major, and Cristy Parker, a medical student and former Loreleis member, decided to resurrect the Music HEELS benefit after its demise last year.

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Ticket Distribution Line to Start at 33,642

The Carolina Athletic Association has released its men's basketball ticket distribution numbers for this weekend. The tickets will be for games against Buffalo, Miami and Kentucky. Due to the huge demand for bracelets given out this year, the CAA was forced to distribute TicketMaster bracelets and green roll tickets in addition to the regular Educational Foundation bracelets. The chosen number is 33,642 from the Educational Foundation number pool, and the ranges are as follows: n

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UNC Women Look to Repeat

Bulls aren't the only creatures that get agitated when they see red in front of them. So does the North Carolina women's cross country team. UNC will look to defend its ACC title Saturday in Raleigh at N.C. State's University Club Course. The Tar Heels' biggest obstacle will be the ladies in red representing the No.12 Wolfpack. "State has always been our biggest rival during my career," junior Kim Timberlake said. "We always want to beat a red uniform in front of us." N.C.

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Cartoonist Draws a Crowd for Slide Show

Students, professors and anyone else who wanted to hear a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist had their chance Thursday night in a comedy-filled program sponsored by the Park Foundation. The third Roy H. Park Lecture Series brought satirist Doug Marlette to Carroll Hall, where he spoke to an audience of about 200 people.

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Mediocrity Slays Area Production of `Dracula'

Bela Lugosi, the 1920s screen star of "Dracula," used to promote his classic horror role with the claim that if one wanted to take a date to a production, "Dracula" was the appropriate choice. He couldn't be more accurate. Seeing Raleigh Little Theatre's production of "Dracula" is a true test of how much your companion can endure. Between the annoying hysterics of ingenue Lucy and the incomprehensible utterances of Dracula and Dr.

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For the Law's, Public's Sake, Open Meetings

I'll give a big thumbs up to the town-gown relations committee Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and Chancellor James Moeser announced Oct. 19, but I'll use another finger to express my feelings about the committee's decision to close its meetings. Let's forget all the arguments about the public's right to know for a minute - although they are valid arguments. The decision is quite possibly illegal. North Carolina has an Open Meetings Law. That means, coincidentally, that governmental meetings must be open.

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Comedian Stirs Laughter, Thought

Laughter filled Memorial Hall on Thursday night as guest comedian Dick Gregory spoke about family values, drug usage and politics with a bawdy flair. Gregory, who recently released his memoir, "Callous on My Soul," was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation. He then garnered roaring laughter after opening his speech with a personal anecdote about an accidental energy boost. "I just realized I popped my Viagra pill instead of my ginseng," Gregory said. His visit was sponsored by The Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center and WNCU Jazz Radio 90.7.

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Nurturer by Day, `Ass-Kicker' by Night

By Stefanie Wowchuk Staff Writer When seeing Jacquelyn Gist in her UNC office, one might be surprised to find out she is both a career counselor and town official. Flamingo and palm tree lights illuminate the walls of her office in Nash Hall.

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