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Wednesday October 5th

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Coming Out Week Aims To Educate, Empower

College students across the country will participate in a wide variety of events focusing on gay and lesbian issues today as part of the annual National Coming Out Day. Today's festivities are part of National Coming Out Week, which is designed to support gays and lesbians and to educate people about misconceptions and prejudices aimed at the minority groups. At UNC, the Queer Network for Change will march through campus beginning in the Pit at noon to raise awareness about gay and lesbian issues.

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South Campus Lot to Undergo Renovations

>University officials say plans to replace the Ramshead parking lot by fall 2003 with a parking garage combined with a student services complex are well under way. Negotiations to include a Harris Teeter Express grocery store in the structure have also begun. Carolyn Elfland, vice chancellor for auxiliary services, said design ideas from universities with similar facilities inspired the planning committee for the project.

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Field Hockey Survives Overtime at Wake

WINSTON-SALEM - North Carolina senior forward Kristen McCann scored her third goal of Tuesday evening's game with 11:04 remaining in the first overtime period to give the Tar Heels a 4-3 win against fourth-ranked Wake Forest. UNC, ranked third, improved to 13-1 on the season and will host No. 5 Michigan on Friday at 2 p.m. Wake's Jenny Everett scored first, with 27:17 remaining in the first half, but McCann tied the game with an unassisted goal less than two minutes later.

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After Violence, Life at CHHS Goes On

The fans still cheered wildly, and the smell of freshly cut grass still wafted through the air. The sounds of protective pads smacking together and referees' whistles blowing sounded the same as at any Friday night high school football game. Perhaps the only difference was that it was Tuesday afternoon -

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Belk Gift to Aid Recruiting

Officials at Davidson College say a multimillion-dollar gift will allow the school to compete with the likes of UNC and Duke University in recruiting top students from across the country. Former Charlotte Mayor John Belk, a Davidson alumnus, recently gave $28 million to the school. The money will fund the John Montgomery Belk Scholarship, which will pay all educational expenses as well as finance internship and international study grants for 10 students each year.

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Final Chapter of Abortion Debate

Last week I began to answer the abundant claims of the "angry letter-writers" who replied to my earlier column on partial birth abortion (PBA). For those who are new to "Harsh Light," partial birth abortion is a gruesome late-term abortion procedure designed to effectively kill fully formed unborn babies in the fifth through ninth month of pregnancy. In partial birth abortion, the unborn baby is first delivered feet-first to the neck. Then a pair of scissors are rammed into the back of her skull. Finally her brain is suctioned out with a vacuum, and her skull is crushed.

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UNC Prepares for Wake With Similar Approach

Revenge has become a factor every time North Carolina and Wake Forest have met in a field hockey match in the last two years. UNC (12-1, 2-0 in the ACC) gained the upper hand the last time the two teams met, defeating Wake Forest 3-2 at Henry Stadium on Sept. 30. The win knocked Wake (11-1, 2-1) from third in the nation to fourth and restored the Tar Heels to No. 3 in the rankings. The victory was also good for bragging rights in the ACC because tonight's 7 p.m. game at Wake's Kentner Stadium will not count toward ACC totals.

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Hunt Gives Speech Supporting Bond

GREENSBORO - North Carolina higher education administrators greeted Gov. Jim Hunt with a standing ovation Monday night as he spoke in support of the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Introduced as the education-reform governor, Hunt addressed the needs of the public university system in his speech. After thanking the ballroom packed with about 500 educators and teachers for their devotion to students, Hunt started pushing the bond, which will fund capital costs throughout the UNC system and the state's community colleges.

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ASG to Increase USSA Involvement

UNC Association of Student Governments President Andrew Payne says he plans to send delegates to future United States Students Association conferences, but it is still unclear when or how USSA delegates will be chosen. The ASG is an annual dues-paying USSA member, which entitles the association to send five delegates from UNC-system schools to attend the two conferences USSA holds each year. USSA is a Washington, D.C.-based student lobbying organization. At conferences, delegates from each constituent organization vote to determine USSA's stance on student-related issues.

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Female Politicians Inspire Students

RALEIGH - Women ruled the night as students at Peace College, an all-girls school in Raleigh, gathered Monday night to hear female political candidates express their views of government in North Carolina. Thirteen women, both political incumbents and first-year office seekers, shared their political experiences with about 30 Peace College students and encouraged each of the students to advance themselves and their gender in state government.

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Local Theater Closes Doors After 20 Years

Those seeking a cheap alternative to expensive movie theaters have one less option to choose from in Chapel Hill. The Ram Triple movie theater on Rosemary Street closed its doors Thursday after 20 years of service. Carmike Cinemas, the company that managed the Ram Triple, has closed several area theaters over the past few months. Carmike is cutting back to recover losses caused by an increase in multi-screen, stadium-style theater construction. The theaters have become popular across the nation, although there are none in the Chapel Hill area.

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Officials: Rules Permit Observance

Even though the traditional Jewish day of atonement was a regular class day for most UNC-system students Monday, administrators say students should find it easy to miss class for religious reasons. Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish religious calendar, passed officially unobserved at most UNC campuses. N.C. State University did not hold classes today, but the university was closed for Columbus Day, not for Yom Kippur, said Joni Worthington, UNC-system vice president for communications.

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UNC Students Honor Yom Kippur

A small group of Jewish students gathered Monday night in the Student Union to share their convictions about forgiveness in observance of Yom Kippur. Jewish leaders from various chapters of N.C. Hillel, which works to create a richer Jewish life on campuses, joined the students in the contemplative discussion. Jewish students used the study to express their thoughts about forgiveness and hear others' views. Mike Zarkin, program director of the Triad N.C. Hillel, began the study by reading Psalm 27, which is often read on Yom Kippur, and asking students what they felt it meant.

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UNC Jews Face Choice Between Faith, Academics

Participants in Monday morning's Yom Kippur services had to compete with the blaring noise of jackhammers as they raised their voices in song. But it was not the distracting construction sounds that pulled sophomore biology major Toby Osofsky away from the ceremonies held in the Student Union - it was her 11 a.m. class. Osofsky was one of the many Jewish students who spent Monday balancing academics with her faith's tradition of fasting and praying on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

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Minority Students Set Registration Drive in Motion

UNC minority groups attracted potential voters to the Pit on Monday as part of a campuswide effort to boost registration among students. Minority student groups are working with other campus groups to get students registered to vote on Nov. 7 and educate them on the bond referendum, which would distribute $3.1 billion to all 16 UNC-system universities and the state's community colleges for capital improvements.

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CHHS Adds Security to Game Day

The Chapel Hill High School Homecoming football game will resume this afternoon after reported gunfire caused the stadium to be evacuated Friday. Police have no suspects after a 12-year-old girl was hit in the arm by an unidentified projectile and a 42-year-old man was severely beaten Friday night at the CHHS football game. Both were treated and released from UNC Hospitals that night. School officials have heightened security procedures by limiting game access to students, staff and families of participants who show proper identification.

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Meniane Still Alive at All-American Championships

ATLANTA - North Carolina sophomore Trystan Meniane has advanced to the qualifying tournament of the All-American Championships. Meniane won four matches in the pre-qualifying stage of the tournament during the weekend. He will play Florida's Nathan Overholser in the first round today at 11:30 a.m. Each player must win two matches to advance to the main draw of the tournament, which begins Wednesday.

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Student Attorney GeneralDefends Honor Court, Ruling in Trinh-Roth Case

TO THE EDITOR: I would first like to point out several factual errors and misconceptions about the Student Judicial System found in Brandon Briscoe's Oct. 2 Viewpoints column titled "Students Victimized by Honor Courts Failings." Mr. Briscoe complains of my lack of neutrality at the open hearing of computer science students Mike Trinh and Brianne Roth, saying that I am "responsible for both prosecuting and defending students." Mr. Briscoe is mistaken about the role of the student attorney general.

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CP&L Conducts Annual Test of 81 Alert Notification Sirens

Sirens blared sporadically at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant on Monday, although nearby residents did not have to "duck and cover" like in a true emergency. Carolina Power & Light Co. conducted an annual check of alert notification sirens at its Wake County power plant, which sounded two times between 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for three minutes each. "We are constantly testing our sirens," said Jeanne Bonds, CP&L's site communications manager.

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