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Tuesday February 7th

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Naysayers Should Give CCI Chance

I am writing this piece in support of the Carolina Computing Initiative and with concern that recent articles in The Daily Tar Heel might give readers only a negative impression of the initiative's impact.I write reluctantly, in that CCI resources have provided the College of Arts & Sciences with the funding for many of my department's positions (including my own). Consequently, my comments might easily be misconstrued as self-serving.

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UNC Removes Offensive Link From Web Site

By Daniel ThigpenAssistant University EditorJust days after the Freshman Focus Council launched its premiere Web site for first-year students, questions of vulgar content within the site already have surfaced.A link to mulletsgalore.com on Freshman Central was removed Sunday after speculation that the link's content might paint an inaccurate representation of student life at UNC.Freshman Central, a site geared toward first-year students and incoming freshmen, attempts to encapsulate University culture and to aid students in the transition into college life.But mulletsgalore.com

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Pick Warren Watts for SBP

My name is Warren V. Watts II. I am a junior and a political science and peace, war and defense major from Arcadia. As student body president I hope to be the most accessible and involved student on campus. I hope to create a presidential e-mailing system to allow students to contact me at anytime.

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UNC Dance Marathon to Feature Special Guests

While the UNC Dance Marathon has drawn large crowds in its first two years, this year's marathon has nabbed some of the most prominent figures and entertainers on campus. The Clef Hangers, Chapel Hill Players comedy troupe and UNC football coach John Bunting are among those expected to raise the spirits of the 320 already-committed dancers during their 24-hour fund-raising stretch.The marathon, which is scheduled to begin the night of Feb. 23, is the largest student fund-raiser at UNC and raises money for UNC Children's Hospital.

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Tar Heels Make Case For No. 1

When the result flashed on the scoreboard, the announcement went over the public address system and the fans inside the Smith Center started cheering Saturday afternoon, the North Carolina basketball team couldn't help but notice.UCLA 79, No. 1 Stanford 73.Combined with the Tar Heels' defeat of No. 2 Duke on Thursday and No.

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Tape Might Reveal Identity of Car Flippers

The rambunctious actions of revelers have some local officials re-examining the future of Franklin Street celebrations in hopes of preventing the vandalism that marred the otherwise festive occasion.Students flocked to Franklin Street on Thursday night to savor North Carolina's 85-83 victory over Duke, lighting bonfires, rolling trees and singing fight songs. But once the party turned destructive, leaving two damaged cars in its wake, officials said they felt the postgame festivities got out of hand.

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General Gives Talk To Cadets

Several hundred Air Force cadets from UNC, Duke University and N.C. State University filled the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium Saturday to hear a prominent military figure speak on how a career in the Air Force can enable some to succeed with flying colors.Gen. Hal M. Hornburg presented his personal reflections on his multiple decades of service.His presentation included several videos highlighting the various activities of the Air Force.

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Tar Heel Wrestlers Roll Over Cavs

Last-gasp comebacks are an exciting part of sports.Usually, those sports don't include wrestling.But don't tell that to North Carolina(5-4, 2-0 in the ACC), which continued its march toward a fifth consecutive ACC championship with a tidy 24-12 victory against Virginia (4-6, 1-2) on Saturday.For the second time in two ACC matchups, UNC used the momentum of a last-second takedown to propel itself to victory.Junior Brad Byers faced Virginia's Joe Alexander in the 133-pound weight class with UNC leading 8-0.

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Balanced Attack Paces UNC

Brendan Haywood had a message for his North Carolina teammates before Saturday afternoon's tilt against Georgia Tech."I just went out there and told the guys, 'Listen, what happened Thursday is in the past,'" the senior said referring to UNC's 85-83 win against No. 2 Duke. "'If we focus on it too long, we're going to get smacked in the mouth, so we need to get out there and focus on this game.'"The Yellow Jackets delivered that blow to the jaw, grabbing an early 11-3 lead. But the No.

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Victory Celebration Brings Frustration, Fun for Students

In the aftermath of a Franklin Street celebration that bordered on anarchy, students are looking back at the night of UNC's monumental win over its archrival with either fond memories or recollections of frustration.The concentration of elated students who crowded the street spawned bonfires, debauchery and vandalism as students were engulfed by the collective energy -- and, as some say, acted beyond the bounds of reason."We were all catalysts for each other's excitement," said Chris Dalton, a freshman from Asheville who rushed Franklin Street immediately after the game.

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Vote Correy Campbell for SBP

Tuition IncreasesI believe that the University and a group of dedicated students led by the student body president should fight tuition increases with every ounce of blood, sweat and tears in their bodies. There should be guarantees and promises made by students and officials. We should definitely have a say in whether tuition should be increased. But they do not communicate with us about the subject. That needs to change. Let's change it together.TicketingThe increase in construction is only going to decrease the parking spots we already have even more.

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BSM Kicks Off Black History Month With Jamboree

An array of entertainers in subgroups of the Black Student Movement expressed black culture through song, dance and drama at the organization's first jamboree Friday.The event, which took place in the Great Hall of the Student Union, kicked off Black History Month festivities to be sponsored by the BSM.

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Inaugural Coverage Accurately Depicted Students' Activity

TO THE EDITOR:Mr. Buchanan ("Inauguration Front Page Evidence of Liberal Bias, Disappointing to Reader" Jan. 25) should understand that The Daily Tar Heel is the UNC newspaper which reports on student activity. Since more than 60 students went to D.C. to protest the inauguration, the heavy coverage of those protests was not only appropriate, but accurate.Since Mr. Buchanan was not actually present, I have no idea how he knows or understands the conditions at the inaugural parade.

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Chapel Hill Historians Present `Leading Ladies'

The starlets of the '30s are lighting up the big screen once again in the film classics that made them famous.Presented by the Chapel Hill Historical Society, "Leading Ladies of the '30s" will highlight legendary actresses in their most memorable roles during the next month. Each week the series will feature a different film classic, beginning Sunday with Alexandre Dumas' classic French tragedy, "Camille."The Chapel Hill Historical Society was founded in 1966.

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Capel Gets 1st Victory Vs. Duke

UNC forward Jason Capel scored 20 points in his first win against the Blue Devils, his brother's former team.DURHAM -- Former Duke guard Jeff Capel told his younger brother all week that his former team was going to get the better of North Carolina on Thursday night.He even went as far to say the Tar Heels wouldn't keep the game close.Jason Capel proved his brother wrong. And he finally got his first win against his brother's old team on his sixth try."I'm sure I'm going to have to eat a lot of crow," Jeff Capel said immediately after the game.

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Chapel Hill's Hidden Comic Genius

With two major graphic novels to his name and a forthcoming miniseries starring one of comics' most popular characters, local artist and writer George Pratt is on top of his game.If only his game had more spectators."People are so limited in what they think of," Pratt said, sitting in his Chapel Hill studio. "They're like, 'It's a comic book -- it's for kids.' Well, it doesn't have to be for kids."With a fine arts background and a 15-year presence in the comic industry, Pratt creates both traditional art and comics.

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Sangam Works to Aid India

In Hindi, the word "sangam" means "unity."And in the spirit of their group's name, Sangam members are asking members of the UNC community to spare some change for the victims of last week's earthquake in India.Sangam, UNC's South Asian awareness organization, has launched a campuswide fund-raising campaign to provide relief for victims of the earthquake that devastated the Indian state of Gujarat last Friday.

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