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Friday February 3rd

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Officials Discuss UNC's Growth Cap

UNC leaders asked the Chapel Hill Town Council to remove restrictions on University expansion to facilitate the University's Master Plan at the second town-gown meeting Friday.The town-gown committee, composed of University and town officials and co-chaired by Chancellor James Moeser and Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf, was established so UNC and town officials could discuss growth that affects both communities.University officials said they want the town to remove a cap on building space to expedite the process of obtaining building permits.

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Student Groups Aim for Fare-Free Transit

Student organizations are driving a quiet campaign to pass next Tuesday's referendum for fare-free transit in Chapel Hill.Student government officials say they are confident the proposal will pass and are not actively lobbying for its passage.

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Annie Peirce Would Serve UNC's Asian Community as SBP

TO THE EDITOR:The Asian American Center for Development endorses Annie Peirce for student body president because of her interest in making the Asian population a more prominent presence on campus and her willingness to generally unify minority groups at UNC.She is the only candidate who has pledged to add a chairman position in her Cabinet exclusively meant to serve as the link between the Asian community and student government and will have a representative to specifically deal with minority affairs.

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Fare-Free Transit Ignores Real Busing Issues and Problems

The real question before you on the ballot tomorrow is: Do you want expanded bus service or free bus service? Those who promote free bus service will lead you to think that both are possible. This is very misleading.While we at Think Transit are excited that the UNC community is addressing transit problems and searching for long-term solutions, we feel that the answer to our current and foreseeable transit problems is not fare-free busing.

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SBP Candidates Respond To Progressive Concerns

Five candidates for student body president fielded questions on issues ranging from background checks for UNC employees to sexism and racism on campus at an open forum Friday led by the Progressive Student Coalition.Eleven student organizations, including the Student Environmental Action Coalition, Feminist Students United!

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Wrestling Rips Maryland

This wasn't tag-team, and they didn't have outlandish nicknames.But the one-two combo of heavyweight Matt Kenny and 125-pounder Chris Collins dominated their opponents from Maryland on Sunday with a flair worthy of Rick.The pair also secured another ACC win for the North Carolina wrestling team (8-4, 4-0 in the ACC), which beat the Terrapins 24-12.Saturday, the Tar Heels beat Navy 21-13 in Annapolis, Md.With the Tar Heels leading 13-9 against the Terps (3-5, 1-2), Kenny (14-2) stepped onto the mat against James Taylor (4-9) and simply had his way.After building an 8-0 lead

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Stop Denying Honor Court's Shortcomings

Someone once told me that making Mike Trinh a martyr for Honor Court reform was ridiculous.He questioned whether I still believed in Trinh's innocence, if I still thought he should be acquitted.Well, I did, I do and he has.Early last Thursday, the appellate tribunal of the Honor Court dismissed the case, finding that his rights had indeed been violated and he got screwed because of it.This is the best news I've heard all year.

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`Frat' Stereotypes Getting Old, Show Others' Elitist Ideas\

TO THE EDITOR:I'm sure I'm not the first to respond to the frat-bashing that goes on periodically in The Daily Tar Heel, but I feel that it is my responsibility to speak my mind in regard to Scott Rooker's Jan. 25 cartoon on the editorial page.First and foremost, the remark about the cocaine is completely out of line and inappropriate. Labeling all fraternity members as cocaine users is a grossly exaggerated stereotype. Admittedly, cocaine does exist in the "frat scene," but it exists in most other "scenes" as well.

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Baseball Warms Up Season With Sweep of Dukes

North Carolina's bats didn't cool off Sunday like the weather did.The Tar Heels opened the 2001 season by sweeping a two-game weekend series from James Madison at Boshamer Stadium.UNC followed up Saturday's lopsided 23-9 opening-day win with a dramatic ninth inning rally Sunday.Trailing JMU 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore Russ Adams drove home the game-winning run with a bases-clearing walk-off triple as North Carolina escaped with a 7-6 victory.Freshman first baseman Jeremy Cleveland greeted JMU's closer Brent Metheny by belting a lead-off double to start the ninth, and

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Local Bond Proposed For Schools

Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools hope to finance their growth and renovation needs with a countywide bond to be voted on this November.The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system's initial funding request is $71.18 million, although this amount might not appear on the bond.

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Women's Tennis Splits Weekend Matches

Staff ReportNOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The No. 28 North Carolina women's tennis team fell to 11th-ranked Notre Dame on Sunday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion 6-1.The Tar Heels (4-1) won the doubles point by taking two of three matches from the Fighting Irish, but were swept in singles play.

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Poor 3-Point Shooting Costs Tar Heels in Loss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Sylvia Hatchell had a dilemma on her hands.Her North Carolina team trailed Virginia 76-73 with 9.8 seconds left Sunday, and she needed a 3-pointer from someone.The Tar Heels were just 1-for-16 behind the arc to that point. So Hatchell did what any coach might have done --she drew up the final play for the player who had made a 3 earlier in the game.But forward LaQuanda Barksdale never got the ball.

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Football to Kick Off Against Oklahoma

When North Carolina hired John Bunting, he said he wanted to play the best.He's already gotten his wish.North Carolina officially announced Saturday that Bunting's first game as UNC's football coach will be against defending-national champion Oklahoma on Aug. 25.The game, slated for a 7:45 p.m. EST kickoff will be played in Norman, Okla."I think it's a great opportunity for us to start our season off," defensive end Julius Peppers said Saturday. Bunting traveled to Miami to watch Oklahoma and Florida State in the FedEx Orange Bowl.

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Sport Clubs Endorse Peirce For Platform That Is `Far-Reaching'

TO THE EDITOR:The Sports Clubs Program formally endorsed candidate Annie Peirce for Student Body President at a meeting Feb. 5.The Sports Club Program is one of the largest group on campus, consisting of 55 individual clubs with over 2,000 members campuswide.The decision to endorse Peirce came after a Jan. 25 forum open to all SBP candidates and sports club members.

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