Blue Devils' Confidence Leads to Redemption

Duke assistant basketball coach Chris Collins uttered a word of caution to the Blue Devil team Sunday afternoon.

"Walk off like we came here to win," Collins said.

The reminder, which came with 1:15 left in the game, was one that many didn't expect No. 2 Duke to need in its matchup against fourth-ranked North Carolina.

That's because the Blue Devils entered the game as an underdog.

"At Duke, you're not put in that position.

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3rd Suspect Faces Felony Charge in Vandalism Case

Chapel Hill police arrested a third suspect Friday in connection with the vandalism of a car that happened after North Carolina's victory against Duke on Feb. 1.UNC Freshman Dominick Randolph Smith, 19, of 403 Granville Towers East, has been charged with one count of felony rioting, which could result in jail time.

Duke Wins, Grabs Share of Title

The mantra adopted by Duke this season has been "to play like a fist."That is, all five extensions of the hand -- representative of Blue Devils on the floor -- bound tightly together.The Blue Devils went into Sunday's game against North Carolina without one of their fingers -- center Carlos Boozer, who was out with a broken bone in his right foot -- but still packed enough of a punch to knock out the Tar Heels 95-81 before 21,750 at the Smith Center.

Boys on the Ball

The Smith Center erupts into thousands of fans screaming, stomping and chanting "Tar Heels" as UNC center Brendan Haywood dunks the ball and storms up the court in a blaze of glory.The enthusiasm for UNC men's basketball is apparent as the sea of Carolina blue continues to roar and the jerseys and banners of years past wave majestically overhead.But a less noticeable facet of UNC basketball is the ball boys who eagerly perch under both baskets, ready to help the game run more smoothly by assisting players and referees.The boys arrive to home games two hours early and are responsible f

Tar Heels\Split With\Seahawks

WILMINGTON -- The North Carolina softball team split a doubleheader with UNC-Wilmington on Thursday, winning the first game convincingly 5-0, but dropping the second 2-1 in eight innings.In the first game, the Tar Heels pounded out 14 hits while pitcher Michael Parrott limited UNC-W to just five. Parrott, who improved to 6-0 with the shutout, struck out six and also hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the second game, the Seahawks won the game by scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth. It was the Tar Heels' first extra-inning contest of the season.

Rowing Races Duke To Open Spring Season

The North Carolina rowing team opens its spring campaign Saturday at 9 a.m. against Duke in its only home meet of the season.Saturday's meet between the Tar Heels, who are in their fourth season of varsity competition, and the Blue Devils will feature 1,000-meter sprints, but will not impact the standings of the Carlyle Cup, the all-sports championship between the schools.UNC-UCLA Series Moved UpDue to expected poor weather conditions on Sunday, UNC and UCLA will begin their three-game baseball series with a day-night doubleheader today at Boshamer Stadium.

Police Roundup 03/02/01

CityWednesday, Feb. 28Chapel Hill police received reports of larceny at 6:39 p.m.Reports state that an unknown subject took a motor scooter worth $500 from a residence on Short Street.Leads are exhausted in the case.Chapel Hill police received reports of vandalism at 11:40 a.m.The incident occurred at Ryan's World Skate Park on 100 Northern Park Drive.

History on UNC's Side in Tourney

Around game time, Sylvia Hatchell carries with her a bundle of tongue depressors wrapped in a rubber band. She has a slender wooden stick for every member of the North Carolina women's basketball program. The coach doesn't tote them around because she doubles as the team's physician. She does it because part of her job involves getting her players psychologically prepared for competition.The depressors each have a name written on them, and before a game, the team passes the bundle around.

Burmese Official Tells of Country's Conflict

An exiled Burmese official talked to students, faculty and community members Thursday evening about how they can get involved in his country's ongoing struggle against the oppressive military government.Bo Hla-Tint, chairman of the finance committee of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, said his main goal is to seek international support for the exiled democratic government."The NCGUB is seeking global awareness on what is going on in Burma," Hla-Tint said.Hla-Tint traced the history of Burma back to 1948, when it won its independence from Great Britain.

Chapel Hill Police Ready for Revelers

With the much-anticipated rematch of the two top teams in the ACC only two days away, local law enforcement officials are preparing for the postgame celebrations on Franklin Street.After North Carolina's victory over Duke on Feb. 1, the 100 block of Franklin Street was swamped with UNC fans, who started unauthorized bonfires and participated in vandalism, forcing officials to review their procedures for handling the revelers this weekend.During the last celebration, an overturned car prompted questions about whether more can be done to ensure safety.

Assembly May Lose Districting Control

The current system of drawing legislative and congressional districts is under scrutiny from several Republican legislators who want to take the process out of the hands of the N.C. General Assembly.A legislative committee redraws the state and congressional districts every 10 years, after the results of the U.S. Census are announced. But two state legislators proposed bills Tuesday to restructure the system to give responsibility to an independent commission. Rep. Arthur Pope, R-Wake, and Sen.

Class Standing Not Accurate Measure Of School Spririt

TO THE EDITOR:It is obvious to me that Kate Hartig does not know a lot of graduate students, or she would have never dared to write such an insulting piece of "journalism" ("Scalping Duke Tickets Takes Them From Deserving Fans, The Daily Tar Heel, Feb. 26). She takes one example (which she claims she "heard last week") of a few graduate students who scalped their Duke University-UNC basketball tickets for $500 a piece. I am not disagreeing with her general point, which is that real fans deserve the tickets. But there are a few points I would like to make.

Board Permits Greater Waste Storage for CP&L

A local nuclear power plant has been given the green light to go forward with expansion of waste storage, marking what could be the final step in a two-year battle between Orange County and Carolina Power & Light Co.The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board handed down a ruling Thursday that cleared the way for CP&L to use two additional waste storage pools at its Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant.A Feb. 14 decision by the full five-member panel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission halted the opening of two nuclear waste storage pools at the plant.

School Board Shouldn't Have `No-Go' Power

Giving the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education the power to approve development might seem like a good idea, especially in light of the fact that Chapel Hill is moving toward smart growth. But it would be problematic at best.The Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance would require developers to submit a Certificate of Adequacy of Public Schools with their development applications.The argument for the ordinance goes something like this: You can't blindly develop without taking schools into consideration.And there's nothing wrong with that.

Financial Aid Structure Harms Distance Education Students

By Distance education courses, which are often conducted over the Internet instead of in a normal classroom, have become increasingly popular over the past few years.But the number of students taking these courses has been restricted by federal financial aid regulations.A recent report released by the U.S.

Wrestling Prepares for ACC Tournament

Since the mid-1990s, the North Carolina wrestling program set the bar for the rest of the ACC.The Tar Heels have won four consecutive ACC titles and have regularly sent competitive wrestlers to NCAAs.This season, UNC has looked vulnerable. The Tar Heels posted an 8-5 regular season record, including a season-ending loss to N.C. State.In addition to shaky mat performances, UNC has had other distractions. Starter Chuckie Connor quit the team in February, and a multitude of wrestlers have been sidelined with by injuries.

Chancellor Moeser Asks Students to Celebrate Responsibly\

TO THE EDITOR:As we approach the end of basketball season and the prospect of post-season play, I encourage Tar Heel students and members of our extended family to wear your Carolina blue proudly as you cheer on our teams and show your fullest support for our players. With the help of our outstanding fans, I know UNC can emerge victorious on the basketball court.I also encourage each of you to remember to conduct yourselves appropriately and responsibly. Let our friends in Chapel Hill and beyond know by your actions that you are proud to be a Tar Heel.