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Tuesday February 7th

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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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Town, County Meet to Discuss Strip Malls

Two development companies have proposed major construction projects for the Orange County area which might cause serious problems if built.Representatives from Natalli Communities and NorthPointe companies presented their proposals before the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Town of Hillsborough Commissioners on Wednesday night in an effort to build a new shopping facility and housing development in the Orange County and Hillsborough jurisdiction.Margaret Hauth, the planning director of the town of Hillsborough, said the 600-unit housing development proposed for the area off

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Sole RHA President Candidate David Cooper's Platform

David Cooper for RHA PresidentProgrammingIn the past, the Residence Hall Association has always offered many programs. As a general rule, these programs have not had high attendance records. I believe the lack of student participation comes from insufficient publicity, programming that does not fulfill residents' needs, and the lack of support from area governments for campuswide events.Event Turnout: My goal is to have better turnout at events that we organize.

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DiPhi Forum Focuses on Platforms

The Joint Senate of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies hosted a student body president forum Monday evening, providing an informative venue for student inquiries.The 30 students who were present learned about the platforms of all the candidates and listened to their various promises for improving the University.In their three-minute opening statements, the candidates promised everything from representing the diverse issues of UNC's student body to making the student body president more accessible.The candidates were then bombarded by questions from the audience.

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Police: Consider Safety While House Hunting

Students rarely cite safety as a primary concern when making housing decisions, but public safety officials say it should be a consideration.Carrboro police Capt. John Butler said Chapel Hill and Carrboro apartments, like UNC's residence halls, are comparatively safe."You have an opportunity to run into crime no matter where you go, but for the most part (students) are pretty safe," he said. But Butler said students needed to be aware of some safety concerns."We just had a major case, a guy who was doing a lot of break-ins and a couple sexual assaults," Butler said.

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Land Tract Will Mix Residences, Research

Residents voiced their complaints about the University's revised proposal to develop the Horace Williams property, claiming the community cannot support what is being planned.The proposal, presented at Monday's Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, calls for the development of intermingled institutional/research, residential and retail facilities at the tract, a 970-acre piece of land along Airport Road. The proposal is part of UNC's Master Plan, a blueprint for campus growth over the next 50 years.

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