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Saturday December 3rd

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Small School Hosts Big Debate

Centre College, a small liberal arts school in Danville, Ky, is gearing up for the season's only scheduled vice-presidential debate, which will take place at the school Thursday night. With a student population that barely tops 800, Centre is the smallest college ever to host a vice presidential debate. But school officials said size will not be a problem for Centre. "We have been preparing hard and well for over a year, and up to this point we haven't had any problems," said Mike Norris, Centre College communications director.

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Tar Heels Take Lead On Devils

North Carolina has taken an early lead in the Carlyle Cup against arch-rival Duke. Sparked by early-season victories in field hockey, women's soccer and men's soccer, the Tar Heels lead the race 9-0 after about six weeks of competition. UNC's early lead is not a surprise because the school normally has stronger athletic teams than Duke in the fall semester. However, the UNC men's soccer team's victory against Duke was an upset. The Tar Heels had not scored a goal against the Blue Devils in four years before beating them 4-2 Sunday in Durham.

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Chapel Hill + Weekend = Fun Time

It's Wednesday afternoon, and the contemplation of the weekend begins. It seems like there is always something going on, something to do in Chapel Hill. The social scene in our mini-metropolis is the most varied I know of for a town of such small size. It seems like every weekend is a new adventure. The football season has begun, and the games are great. Everyone has so much school spirit, and I just love it when we win. My other favorite thing about a football game is that everyone gets blue-and-white pompoms.

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Fall Break Options Available

For students stuck in Chapel Hill over Fall Break, local schools and organizations are offering opportunities to do something more than just sit in their rooms. From dunking booths to dog shows to baklava, there is plenty to do in Chapel Hill this weekend, even if campus is a little barren. For starters, the Public School Foundation is sponsoring a Walk for Education on Saturday, which will benefit Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. "This is really a great event to build school spirit," said Carolyn Epstein, executive director of the foundation. The walk starts at 3 p.m.

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Congress Names 7 To Board, Calls Special Election

After appointing seven students to the Elections Board at its meeting Tuesday night, Student Congress approved a special election on Oct. 17 for vacant Congress seats and resolved that one will be held every 30 days until the seats are filled. Following months of political turmoil surrounding student elections officials, Congress appointed Frederick Hill, a senior political science major, as vice chairman of the Elections Board for the 2000-01 academic year.

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Author's College Years Mischievous, Inspiring

Before Thomas Wolfe was regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, the Asheville native was chasing skirts and packing his days with club meetings at UNC. Wolfe, the author of "Look Homeward, Angel," unwillingly came to UNC when he was just 15. Wolfe had wanted to attend Princeton, but the cost was too great, wrote Richard Walser in his biography, titled "Thomas Wolfe Undergraduate." Wolfe chose UNC over going to work, and this week's activities honoring his 100th birthday indicate that the University is glad he did.

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County Census Returns Beat National Average

Remember those annoying census forms that came in the mail earlier this year? Apparently many Orange County residents didn't find them such a hassle. Orange County residents returned their census reports at a rate of 68 percent this year, a number that is four points higher than the state average and one point higher than the national average. The county had a 66 percent return rate in the 1990 census. Daniel Newman, a former Orange County Board of Commissioners intern, coordinated the efforts of the Orange County Complete Count Committee.

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Bond Money, Faculty Salaries Top Priorities for Finance VP

One of the top positions in University administration is close to being filled for the first time since June 1999. Chancellor James Moeser and the Board of Trustees last week approved Nancy Suttenfield, the vice president for finance and administration at Case Western Reserve University, as UNC's next vice chancellor for finance and administration. If she is approved by the Board of Governors on Oct. 13, Suttenfield will begin work Nov. 20. The post oversees the departments of finance, auxiliary services, facilities services and human resources.

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Gender Clouds Women's Clout As Politicians

The candidates in this year's lieutenant governor's race have thrown their first punches. If this brings to mind a picture of sweaty guys in boxing gloves, think again. The two candidates - Republican Betsy Cochrane and Democrat Bev Perdue - are women. But don't assume these candidates are afraid to take off their little white gloves. Cochrane has come under fire in recent weeks for a campaign advertisement that Perdue's camp says is blatantly untrue. The ad implies that as chairwoman of the N.C.

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Carrboro Residents to Keep Protest Alive

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen might have dismissed further discussion of the Autumn Drive controversy, but residents of the area still refuse to give up the cause. Despite residents' protests, the board decided Sept. 26 that it would no longer publicly discuss the connection of the 200 feet between Autumn Drive in the Barington Hills subdivision and Autumn Drive in the Wexford neighborhood. What's more, the board will not change its stance on the decision, Alderman Diana McDuffee said.

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Report Addresses Labor Practices At 5 Factory Sites

Finally meeting longstanding student demands, officials released a report Tuesday analyzing labor practices in international factories that produce UNC-licensed products. "It's a piece of hard data," said Rut Tufts, director of auxiliary services and co-chairman of the Licensing and Labor Code Advisory Committee, which released the report. "It provides the solid groundwork for further study." UNC, along with five other major institutions including Duke University, participated in the study that began September 1999 and was codesigned by the Collegiate Licensing Company.

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Center Sets Sights On Solar Power

The Hargraves Recreation Center soon will be utilizing a more environmentally friendly power source -- the sun. The center, located in Chapel Hill, will be outfitted with energy-creating solar roofs to cut the use of natural resources like fossil fuel. The center will be participating in the Million Solar Roofs Initiative, which will help install a new roof as part of a statewide effort to develop new solar energy systems. Solar roof panels will be used instead of fossil fuel to gather electricity and to heat water.

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Court's Stance on Partial-Birth Abortion Based on Constitution

Students and members of the University community should welcome and encourage, for both debate and discussion, a broad range of ideas and opinions. Among the "hot button" issues, few have sparked as much controversy as abortion. As a man, I believe that I have no right to dictate to the women of America how to use their bodies. At the same time, I understand many disagree with this position, and I accept and appreciate their views. However, proponents on both sides of the debate do their position a disservice when they stoop to empty and inflammatory political rhetoric and name-calling.

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Final Deadline Today for Senior Gift Ideas

Seniors who want bragging rights for thinking up the class gift are running out of submission time. The deadline, which was last Friday, has been extended to today because of the meager responses officials have received. Senior Class President Jason Cowley said he recalls only about four or five responses being received by the original deadline."We decided to send out another e-mail on the (senior class) listserv and push back the deadline," Cowley said. Some seniors said a lack of time or the gift's low priority in their daily lives were reasons for not submitting ideas.

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Schwoy Happy to Return to UNC Lineup

After helping lead the North Carolina women's soccer team to three straight national title games, Laurie Schwoy received all of the accolades a player of her stature deserves. But Schwoy, a three-time All-American, a finalist in 1997 for the Hermann Trophy and the 12th-leading scorer in the storied Tar Heel history, sat out the 1999 season due to surgeries on both hamstrings. Friday, Schwoy made her long-anticipated return to Fetzer Field in an ACC contest with archrival Duke, and none of her awards, superlatives or national titles held as much importance as they once did.

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Iowa Links Class Performance, Aid

A new University of Iowa policy that allows professors to denote on their class roll whether a student receives federal financial aid has some students concerned. The new policy, initiated this year, allows professors to report students on federal aid who are either failing or do not attend a class to the school's financial aid office. Reported students risk losing all or part of their aid.

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Lawmakers Earn High `Green' Score

Local legislators continue to fare well in the Conservation Council of North Carolina's annual scorecard, which rates state legislators on how they voted on environmental issues. All four Orange County representatives -- Reps. Verla Insko and Joe Hackney and Sens. Howard Lee and Ellie Kinnaird -- received a perfect score of 100 percent on the scorecard, which was released last week. All four also received perfect scores in 1999.

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Students Tote Textbooks in Style

What used to be an efficient device for lugging around a day's worth of textbooks has become an element of style. With the introduction of the messenger and sling-style bags, combined with redesigned two-strap backpacks, backpacks are being customized for stylish and technological appeal. "I don't use it for function, only for fashion," said Kathy Nawabi, a junior from Durham, of her messenger bag. Nawabi's backpack is decorated with a colorful array of Chinese characters, symbol and pictures.

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Chancellor James MoeserAnd SBP Brad MatthewsUrge Bond Discussion

TO THE EDITOR: When you head out of town for Fall Break, we hope you'll take at least one homework assignment with you. Don't worry; no books are required and you won't be tested. But the result of your work will have a definite impact on the future of the UNC-Chapel Hill and the future of public higher education in North Carolina. Election Day is November 7, just over a month away, and the higher education facilities bond referendum will be perhaps the most important item on the ballot.

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Dinosaur Display Roars in Raleigh

RALEIGH - Two weeks before a wide variety of animals arrive for the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh, replicas of creatures from the past already are settled in at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. But while the bevy of bovines at the fair will be content to munch on hay, the museum's featured creatures would have rather had a cow than the cud. The museum previewed "The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park: The Lost World," a traveling exhibit that will make Raleigh its home until Jan. 15, to nearly 20 members of the press Monday. The exhibit will open to the public Friday at 5 p.m.

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