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Saturday November 26th

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Lessons Learned From Boo Radley

In a scene from Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," Atticus Finch explains to his daughter, Scout, a simple trick about getting along with other people. He says to her, "If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view --""Sir?""- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."That simple trick Atticus is talking about is empathy, the plain ability to imagine oneself in the place of another.

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Rainer Maria, Countdown Quartet Return With Solid Releases

UNC Jazz BandsPassages -- Europe 2000HHHHJazz, for many of us, is mysterious and somewhat daunting musical territory. It falls into a darkly romantic category of the collective American consciousness -- a category everyone is curious about but simultaneously a little intimidated by.Do you like jazz? The correct answer is to mumble apologetically "Uhh, umm, 'Kind of Blue,' yeah, that's pretty good, uh, but I don't know all that, uh, much about it ..."Okay, Hep Cats. Lay your inhibitions aside, because it's time to jump on the blue train.

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ArtsCenter, El Chilango Creator Adds Flavor to the Area

Jacques Menache is renowned as an exuberant philanthropist and jack-of-all-trades.Simply put, he is an artist, musician, restaurant owner, real estate developer, husband and father.However, Menache's contributions to local arts culture -- especially within the Latino community -- are too numerous to be as easily defined.As a result of Menache's work over the past 30 years, the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area has experienced a resurgent interest in Latino culture and fine arts education.Menache, a native Parisian, moved to Mexico City with his parents when he was a teenager.

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Board Creates Fines for Noise

CARRBORO -- The Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution to amend the town's noise ordinance but kept the starting time at 7 a.m. on weekdays.At Tuesday night's meeting, a provision to the ordinance was added that stated any company violating the noise ordinance will be punished by a $25 fine for the first offense, a $50 fine for the second offense and a $100 fine for the third and following offenses.

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6 Tar Heels Honored For Play

Six members of the 2000 NCAA champion North Carolina women's soccer team were named to the 2000 Soccer Times All-America team Tuesday.UNC's first-team All-America selections were Meredith Florance, Jena Kluegel and Danielle Borgman.

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Tar Heels Look to Extend Streak

There are streaks, and then there are streaks.The North Carolina men's basketball team's domination of Clemson in Chapel Hill falls under that second category.The Tar Heels have never -- that's right, never -- lost at home to Clemson. The scoreboard reads UNC 46, Tigers 0.Clemson will take its annual stab at ending the skid tonight at 7, in a game televised by ESPN."I think it's very important to remember but also very important to make sure it's not over-emphasized," Clemson coach Larry Shyatt said. "These teams have not met this year.

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CCI Fails to Satisfy Student Expectations

Many UNC freshmen were planning to take a Thinkpad rather than a notepad to class this year after being required by the Carolina Computing Initiative to purchase laptops.But to the surprise of some students, CCI officials are saying a semester after the program's launch that getting instructors to integrate computers into the classroom is not CCI's objective."I got the impression (that we would use laptops in class) when I went to C-TOPS and we were registering for classes," said Mike Browne, a freshman from Charlotte.

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Search for Solutions

Neither legislators nor the governor's office seem to have a concrete strategy to rescue the state from a $486 million deficit caused primarily by low tax revenue, increased Medicaid participation and the state's recent legal settlements.To reduce the deficit, legislators might be forced to cut into the budgets of several state agencies when they allocate funding for the next two years during the upcoming legislative session.

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Boy Scouts Seek Out New Places to Meet

A Supreme Court ruling that allows the Boy Scouts to discriminate against gays is causing some headaches among local troops that now face the task of finding new places to meet.Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education officials decided last Thursday that system schools will no longer be allowed to charter Boy Scout troops, citing the system's nondiscrimination policy.Local Scout troops now have until June 30 to find another sponsor.

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Issue of Student Vote on BOG Met With Uncertainty

UNC-system student leaders are once again pushing for a vote on the Board of Governors, but some legislative leaders say such a bill being approved in the upcoming legislative session is unlikely.The student vote is one of the issues that UNC Association of Student Governments representatives plan to push for when they meet with legislators during Student Day at the Capitol on Feb.

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UNC Wrestlers Squeeze Past 'Pack

RALEIGH -- Corey Bell is North Carolina's captain and ranked nationally as the No. 14 wrestler in the 174-pound weight class.JohnMark Bentley, a redshirt junior, is the No. 8 wrestler in the 149-pound weight class. As they go, so go the four-time defending ACC champion Tar Heel wrestling team. Tuesday night in Reynolds Coliseum, Bell and Bentley won. And so did UNC, beating N.C. State 16-14. In the second match of the night, with the Tar Heels (2-2, 1-0 in the ACC) down 3-0 to the Wolfpack (4-6, 0-1), Corey Bell (14-3) faced Dustin Kawa (7-8) in what looked to be an easy match.

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UNC Study May Have Harmed Cold War Nuclear Researchers

UNC research conducted 50 years ago about the dangers of beryllium has landed the University on a list of Cold War nuclear weapons sites, but government officials say the study should not alarm the public."The amount (of beryllium) used at UNC was very small, and there's no public health hazard," said Josh Silverman, a research analyst for the U.S. Department of Energy. "But the researchers could have been exposed to the beryllium."As part of an Dec.

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Scoundrel or Savior?

In two days, President William Jefferson Clinton will leave office with the highest approval rating of any outgoing president of the 20th century. But it might be too soon for Clinton to break out the celebratory cigar. History might not be as kind to the President's legacy as he would like.The largest economic boom ever occurred under Clinton's watch.

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UNC Professor Leaves for Duke

UNC finance Professor Douglas Breeden is accustomed to straddling the rift between two rival schools. Breeden has footholds at both Duke University and UNC, having taught at both schools while living and building a corporation in Chapel Hill.Now he has the opportunity to use this insight to unite UNC's and Duke University's business schools.On July 1, Breeden, a finance professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, is leaving UNC to become the next dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.Breeden taught at Fuqua for 14 years before joining the UNC faculty in January 2000.

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Game Sadly Ends With Violence

Scream at the top of your lungs. Affix a curse by inserting pins into voodoo dolls and, if necessary, yourself. Wear nothing -- except for body paint, an '80s foam finger that says "We're No. 1," and your luckiest pair of underwear, unwashed since your team started its winning streak.Above is a short list of acceptable --albeit unhygienic -- ways for sports fans to give a boost to their favorite team. Pulling the trigger of a loaded gun at a sporting event, however, is a surefire way that won't.Where: The basketball gymnasium at Southern Vance High School in Henderson.

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Dees: Youth Must Fight Ongoing Racism

A civil rights activist raised as a poor, white farm boy in Alabama addressed racial equality to a packed house at Memorial Hall on Tuesday night.Famed civil rights attorney Morris Dees spoke as part of the University's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.Dees' talk included a discussion on race relations past and present, ways Americans can improve social conditions and the tolerance everyone needs to harbor.He said that while the racial atmosphere in America has improved, some things still need to change."There is an ill wind blowing across our nation," De

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All Americans Need Education About Reparations to Blacks \

TO THE EDITOR:One last word on reparations for slavery? I'm a professional researcher who, for the past year or so, has been following this often controversial issue. Across the country, most white Americans are vehemently against reparations of any sort. Hell, you mention a mere apology and their shorts get all knotted.History buffs out, are you familiar with the Homestead Act of 1862? What about the Southern Homestead Act of 1866?

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Hospitals' Credit Rating Drops

A four-year pattern of declining income has caused an international bond research association to issue UNC Hospitals a lower credit rating.But hospital officials are confident that their $290 million purchase of Rex Healthcare in Raleigh will reverse the reduced rating.Bruce Gordon, an analyst for Moody's Investors Service, lowered his security rating of UNC Hospitals' $183 million of long-term debt by one level, decreasing the rating from Aa3, the third highest possible rating, to A1."What the rating tells investors is the likelihood their purchase of UNC Hospital bonds will be

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