The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Monday December 5th

Golf



Tar Heels to Face Texas A&M

The North Carolina men's basketball team will take on Texas A&M in Houston on Saturday.The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net at 9 p.m. EST.The No. 14 Tar Heels (4-2) are coming off a 67-45 victory against Miami (Fla.) on Monday night. The Aggies (3-3) blew out Lamar 83-60 on Tuesday.Despite that win, Texas A&M coach Melvin Watkins continues to have a tough time.

Read More »

UNC's Teacher Training Program Ranked 10th

RALEIGH -- UNC-Chapel Hill was ranked 10th in the state in teacher training Thursday on yet another report card for N.C. education, behind nine other UNC-system schools.The state Board of Education released a report Thursday morning on the ability of North Carolina's colleges and universities to train new teachers.

Read More »

The Search for a Final Inspirtation

Every love story has the mushy "farewell" scene.You know the scene I'm talking about. It usually takes place on a cool, clear night, just as the sun sinks below the horizon, and the stars begin to appear in the purple sky. It's the scene in which the brave and handsome hero bids farewell to the beautiful maiden, promising her he will return someday so that they might spend the rest of their lives together.I hate that scene. It makes me want to projectile vomit.Therefore, if nothing else, I can promise that there will be none of that "farewell mush" here today. No way.

Read More »

CP&L, Orange Co. Face Off in Court

RALEIGH -- Lawyers, nuclear experts, local officials and concerned residents gathered Thursday for what could be the climax of the conflict between Carolina Power & Light Co. and Orange County.The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, a federal commission, heard arguments from lawyers representing Orange County, CP&L and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The board will decide in two to five months if a statement will be necessary to determine the environmental impact of increased nuclear waste storage at CP&L's Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant.

Read More »

Alumni to UNC Students: Don't Beg for More Seats If You Can't Cheer Team

TO THE EDITOR: So, you students want more seats in the Smith Center to watch Carolina basketball. Forget it! You don't deserve any more seats. You seem to think that the only time to cheer is when the Tar Heels are on a streak and doing well. When the team needed you most, you stood quietly and watched the game. Don't ever complain about the alumni again. I've been attending UNC basketball games for 33 years. Yes, I remember what it was like for opposing teams to come into Carmichael and try to play above the noise. It was the toughest place in America to play basketball.

Read More »

Bars, Books and Booty: Advice for Next Semester

I'm not sure if you've been paying any attention to the other columnists, but if you have, you'd know that everyone's getting all sorts of sappy and sentimental, all, "Let me tell you what I've learned and how I've grown from this experience" and all that kind of touchy-feely mookiestinks. Well, I'm not about to subject you kind folks to that garbage, not because I'm above it, but more because I did it last semester.

Read More »

GPSF Achievements Sparse in Fall Term

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation Senate met Monday to approve funding requests, concluding a semester of what President Thad Woody called "scattered" issues. Woody said the GPSF's lack of tangible accomplishments, especially in regards to improved child care, result from the unexpected amount of time required to appropriate funds. Monday's meeting finished out the GPSF's first semester under Woody's presidency.

Read More »

UNC Public Safety Nabs National Recognition

The University's Department of Public Safety received reaccreditation during the weekend, making it one of only 27 college and university departments in the nation to receive such high honors. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, an independent law enforcement watchdog organization, presented DPS with the reaccreditation in Burlington, Vt., on Saturday. Accreditation for the University's DPS means that it complies with 439 law enforcement rules and regulations.

Read More »

Ho Ho Hollywood

Crack-dealin' druggies, washed-up couriers, crooning convicts and confused stoners are coming your way this holiday season. While the third annual DTH Holiday Movie Spectacular might not coerce you into spending all your X-mas dough in the cineplexes instead of staying home and playing with your brand-new G.I.

Read More »

Roman Candle's Local Pop Shines; Wu-Tang Claims Hip-Hop Crown

Roman Candle Roman Candle Four Stars 1/2 Many of us have long suspected a truth about music - the agents, the press releases and even the big-name label don't guarantee that it's going to be good. In fact, it seems that the best music out there starts out as the most overlooked. It's no surprise, therefore, that after a semester thumbing through glossy publicity photos and shiny CD wrappers, the best album I've reviewed is this one: a demo someone happened to hand me.

Read More »

Peppers Earns 3rd National Honor

North Carolina sophomore defensive end Julius Peppers earned another honor Wednesday when he was named a first-team All-American by CNNSI.com. Peppers led the ACC with 15 sacks and set a single-season school record with 24 tackles for loss. The All-America honor is the third for Peppers, who also was named a first-team All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and a second-team All-American by Football News. Peppers started every game this season for the Tar Heels and finished with 64 tackles. His 15 sacks were one shy of Lawrence Taylor's school-record of 16 set in 1980.

Read More »

Same-Sex Relationships Don't Merit Recognition Given to Heterosexuals

TO THE EDITOR: In your "A Step Backward" editorial (Nov. 11), you linked same-sex "hate crimes" to legislative initiatives in Nebraska and Nevada defending heterosexual marriage. Do you have any data to support such linkages, or is your position entirely conjectured? For example, have "hate crimes" decreased in states where progressive laws sanctioning same-sex partnerships have occurred, such as Hawaii and Vermont?

Read More »

Featured Freshman Writes in to Address Article's Misconceptions

TO THE EDITOR: I was ecstatic when I was chosen as one of the four freshmen for the "Freshman Perspectives" articles. I was even more excited after the success of the first article. The following article (Dec. 4), on the other hand, has left me a little disappointed to say the least. The article did not achieve its goal of assessing who I really am. In fact, it misrepresented me in a lot of ways. For instance, the phrase describing me as a "material boy" is totally false. Don't get me wrong, I like nice things, but those nice things don't define me.

Read More »

Board Adds Online Voting, Modifies Code

Members of the Elections Board said at a meeting Tuesday that changes made to the Elections Code will make voting easier for students. Addressing a crowd of potential student body presidential candidates, board members said changes were made to establish guidelines for online voting and to clarify campaign rules. "Elections will be totally online (for February's student body elections)," said board Chairman Jeremy Tuchmayer.

Read More »

Teen Pop Princess Gives the Gift of Midriff

It's just "what a girl wants" for Christmas - or perhaps it's the guys who have visions of Christina, not sugar plums, dancing in their heads. In either case, Christina Aguilera's new album, My Kind of Christmas, will undoubtedly end up in a lot of stockings this season. The album lends the pop-princess touch to some holiday standards, turning out a few snazzy new tunes for listening to around an open fire as well. Christmas and Christina seem kind of incongruous with each other. Does she wear a midriff-exposing top to Christmas Eve church services?

Read More »

WXYC Kicks Off New Event Series With Dance Party

Internationalist Books and WXYC are joining forces to co-sponsor a series of parties and concerts for students and the Chapel Hill community. Sanitize, a drum and bass and hip-hop dance party, will kick off the series Saturday at Local 506. "It's sort of my baby," said Isaac Trogdon, WXYC station manager and a senior cultural studies and German major.

Read More »

Shakespeare Update's Ending Disappoints

The Romeo and Juliet story has been made and remade by Hollywood filmmakers since the advent of cinema. This time, the Brits give it a try with Oscar-nominated "Solomon & Gaenor." Solomon is the son of a Jewish family in 1911 Wales. One day, while out selling cloth for his father, he meets Gaenor, the meek, hardworking daughter of a family stricken by a miners' strike. He makes her a dress, they meet for illicit rendezvous and (of course) fall in love.

Read More »