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Monday December 5th

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Waldorf Calls for More Mediation on Plan

A statement drafted by Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf requesting more time for mediation over UNC's Master Plan is now on its way to the UNC Board of Trustees.The Chapel Hill Town Council approved the statement, which pinpoints concerns over matters of land use, unanimously Monday night. Further discussions will take place under the auspices of the town-gown committee, which was established last October to alleviate tension between the town and University over the Master Plan, a blueprint for campus growth over 50 years.

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Campus GLBT Organizations Work for Own Space

By Blake RosserStaff WriterThe gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is one step closer to getting a center on campus after forming a coalition made up of various campus groups.While the formation of the coalition is a step in the right direction, various hurdles remain -- including organizing a meeting with administrators and submitting a request for meeting space.The coalition, which meets about once a month, was formed at the beginning of the fall 2000 semester.

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Demonstrations Mark Bush's Inauguration

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of protesters, young and old, braved the elements Saturday to demonstrate against alleged unfair voting procedures and Bush's policies.Despite bitingly cold temperatures and rain, angry and concerned citizens gathered at Freedom Plaza, directly on the route of President Bush's Inaugural Parade, waving signs and chanting slogans in support of their causes.Issues being protested included Bush's support of the death penalty, large corporations, drilling in Alaska and voting irregularities in Florida."You say Ashcroft, we say no.

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New Defense Option Draws Some Heat

Students being tried before the UNC Honor Court now have an independent student service organization to defend their legal interests.But Student Attorney General Taylor Lea questions whether the organization possesses the legal training to represent its clients with the same degree of effectiveness as members of her office.The Independent Defense Council, a student organization composed of UNC pre-law undergraduates, conducted its first meeting Jan.

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OWASA Set to Begin Water Line Project

HILLSBOROUGH -- Orange Water and Sewer Authority officials are ready to take the first steps in realizing the long-planned Rogers Road water line project, which recently gained the approval of the Orange County Board of Commissioners.At its Thursday meeting, the commissioners authorized OWASA to acquire construction easements for the project. The construction will extend water service to Orange County landfill properties and the Rogers Road community that abuts the landfill.The easements will allow OWASA to lay water lines on private land without buying the land.

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Defensive Turnaround Keys Win Streak

At the end of the season, guys might be able to look back on it and laugh.But it wasn't funny the day it happened. North Carolina got bombed by Kentucky on Dec. 2, 2000 -- at home. The unranked Wildcats shot 50.7 percent from the field, beat the Tar Heels up and down the court at will and defeated them 93-76.Players sat in silence in the UNC locker room. They pointed out that Kentucky hadn't been making its shots in previous games, which was correct.But there was more to it than North Carolina catching the Wildcats on a hot day.

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CCI Demonstrates Wasteful Spirit Of American Corporate Culture

Buy now! Don't delay!" yells the television. "I'll do it!" I yell in response, grabbing my coat and rushing out the door. This hypothetical situation illustrates how an economy of scarcity works. You are encouraged to think that there is a limited amount of the product being sold, and therefore you must compete with others to obtain it, thereby depriving someone else from having the product. Anyone who has taken a lower-level economics course could tell you that. What is not so obvious is how you are manipulated to believe you need that certain product.

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N.C. Hillel Unveils New Meeting Center

The sound of a bellowing shofar -- the ceremonial ram's horn that marks Jewish holy days -- heralded the opening of a new spiritual haven for Jewish students at UNC on Sunday afternoon.Several hundred students and supporters gathered at 210 W. Cameron Ave. as Rabbi Frank Fischer and others blessed the state-of-the-art N.C.

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BOT Defers to Mason Farm, Delays Voting

UNC's Board of Trustees has postponed its vote on the fate of long-term campus development, citing the need for further input from Mason Farm Road neighborhood residents. The BOT was scheduled to vote on the Master Plan at this Thursday's meeting, but the trustees pushed the vote back a month after a Jan.

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`Revolutionary' Often Reasonable

Greetings from your Monday columnist! You're probably wondering where this woman with the dreads came from. In the other regular columns, you met the Libertarian, the guy without a picture, the basketball fan and the "Gett Off" writer. But who is this new person who mysteriously appears on the third week of school?Well, The Daily Tar Heel hasn't been printed on a Monday yet this semester, and I am the Monday columnist, so this is my first column. Here go my introductory remarks. To explain what I plan to write about, I would like to explain my title.

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Sooners Shoot Down Women's Basketball

With four teams in the top 25, the ACC has staked out a claim as one of the most talented and demanding women's basketball conferences in the nation this season."Our conference is so tough -- every game, every possession," UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "And, normally, this time of the season when you have a game out of the conference, it's a breather because of the way the conference is."But Hatchell and her Tar Heels got a rude introduction to perhaps the best league in the country Sunday, suffering a 94-77 defeat to No.

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Middle Age Gives Us More Money but Less Time

Do you enjoy looking back? If you're a young UNC student, the looking back means remembering high school, middle school or beyond. In my case, I have wispy, sentimental memories of the years just after college. I remember uncertainty. I remember a sense of being free to roam. I remember rawness. I remember that, though I had very little money, I had lots of time to just hang out. I loved it.What are the differences between my current middle age and those younger years?During those years, it seemed like there was always time to do whatever I wanted to do.

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Reporters Not Only Pretty Faces

Excuse me if I'm not offended. I know, being a female and all, I'm supposed to be completely outraged that Playboy.com had the audacity to poll its Internet audience on who was the sexiest sportscaster.The contest concluded Jan. 12, and surprisingly, CBS sideline reporter Jill Arrington (26 percent of the vote) defeated ABC's Melissa Stark (23 percent). That might be the outrage.Playboy.com's poll isn't demeaning or insulting because all of the women involved were hired because they are beautiful.Television sportscasting operates on a double standard.

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D.C. Hears Protesters From UNC

WASHINGTON -- As Young Democrats prompted chants in the underground tunnels of the Metro, members of the Marching Tar Heels warmed up in parking lots and College Republicans cheered on their victorious candidate.UNC students represented all sides of the political and social spectrum Saturday as they braved chilling weather to be a part of history.Susan Navarro, a freshman member of Young Democrats, said it was thrilling to watch the presidential inauguration while exercising her right to free speech.

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Schools Want Veto Over Housing

Local school boards might get an innovative tool to fight classroom overcrowding -- the power to approve or deny the construction of new housing developments.The developments are bringing new students to Orange County's already overcrowded classrooms. After two years of planning, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education joined with the Orange County Board of Education and approved the Schools' Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance at a meeting Wednesday. The ordinance gives the school boards the power to refuse building permits for new housing developments in Orange County.

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