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Friday February 3rd

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UNC, Town Officials to Discuss Master Plan

Chapel Hill and University officials will be having their second meeting today to further discuss issues pertaining to the University's blueprint for growth during the next 50 years.The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the Morehead Lounge of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence from 2 p.m.

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Easley: Budget Warrants State of Emergency

RALEIGH -- After several days of speculation, Gov. Mike Easley announced additional plans to deal with a budget shortfall that continues to grow.In the cramped confines of the State Capitol Building, Easley declared a state of emergency and more plans for balancing the budget.The last time an N.C.

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Burning Query? I've Got Answers

Did ever wanted to know how much your professors make or why our school year is so long?Or maybe you've asked yourself, "What's the shortest route from Chapel Hill to Boston?" Perhaps the fact that you don't know the record holder for the most rebounds in the ACC has been knockin' you upside the head.Well, here I am. (No, not the basketball player, the person with the answers). I'm Alex, and this semester, I'll be heading Ask Alex, a weekly informative column that will appear exclusively at The Daily Tar Heel's Web site.

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Nike Hears Labor Advocates

By Ann HauStaff WriterMembers of Students for Economic Justice and other labor rights supporters armed themselves with a red, signature-covered Nike swoosh and T-shirts emblazoned with broken Nike logos to express their discontent Thursday afternoon in a meeting with Nike Corp.

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Cheating Charges Against Trinh Dismissed

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, junior Mike Trinh felt a weight lifted off his shoulders.At about 12:30 a.m. the appellate tribunal of the Honor Court dismissed his case, finding that his basic rights had been violated in his October hearing and that this affected the outcome."I'm ready to get this behind me," Trinh said. "I'm disappointed it took this long, but it's over, and I guess I'm wiser for the experience."Trinh was found guilty in October of academic cheating by unauthorized collaboration on a homework assignment in his Computer Science 120 course.

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Edwards' Charges Rise to 58

Rape suspect Dwayne Russell Edwards was served with 25 additional felony charges Wednesday by the Carrboro Police Department, bringing the total charges pending against him to 58.Carrboro police served Edwards, 33, who lives at 100 Rock Haven Road, Apt. M-304, with the charges at Orange County Jail without incident.Capt. Joel Booker of the Carrboro Police Department said the new charges were the results of probable cause found in several investigations."These were just other cases that were under investigation where an investigator found a connection to Mr.

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Honor Court Reform Divides SBP Candidates

With a single, albeit highly controversial and publicized case, students, faculty and Chancellor James Moeser called UNC's student-run judicial system into question.With appeals for the Computer Science 120 case still under way, the candidates for student body president must now address that question on their platforms.Last October, Professor James Coggins accused 24 students of cheating because of groupwork he said they did in his Computer Science 120 class.

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UNC Outlasts Tigers in 2 OTs

It took 50 minutes and 199 combined points, but the North Carolina women's basketball team eventually wound up with the result it wanted.The Tar Heels, on the strength of a Juana Brown layup with 0.8 seconds left in the second overtime, outlasted No. 25 Clemson 100-99 Thursday in Carmichael Auditorium."The highs in this game aren't nearly high enough to make up for the lows," Clemson coach Jim Davis said.

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Brown Burns Clemson From Floor

With the clock ticking down toward 0:00, Juana Brown charged hard through a sea of Clemson basketball players, stopped short and fired a jumper at the hoop. It would have been a sweet ending for the senior guard, who scored the last six points in North Carolina's Jan. 8 71-70 victory against Clemson.But the ball didn't swish through the net; instead it found its way into the open arms of UNC's LaQuanda Barksdale. Barksdale's shot missed as well.Brown would still get her chance to be the heroine again.

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SBP Candidates Emphasize Race at Masala Forum

Multiculturalism and campus diversity came to the forefront Thursday evening at a student elections forum sponsored by Masala.About 25 students sat scattered throughout Peabody Hall's lecture room as candidates answered questions about issues such as raising funds for minority student groups, student empowerment and curriculum diversity.Student body president candidate Warren Watts emphasized the need for more minority student input in student government.

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Resignation Points to CAA's Internal Tension

Former Carolina Athletic Association Vice President Bryan Hart's decision to resign from his post Wednesday is the first indication that the organization's internal politics have bled into the race for CAA president.Hart tendered his resignation to CAA President Tee Pruitt on Wednesday afternoon to join the campaign for candidate Reid Chaney. "I didn't make a whole lot of friends with this move today," Hart said Wednesday. "But out of the candidates, I sincerely think (Chaney) will do the best job. ...

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Debate Incites Smiles, Talk of Issues

Spurts of laughter filled Carroll Hall Auditorium on Thursday night as student body president candidates poked fun at each other in a debate revealing the lighter side of their campaigns.All seven official candidates and a write-in candidate participated in the event, which was co-hosted by the Blue & White and The Daily Tar Heel. The first segment of the debate involved questions asked by two mediators, one from each of the sponsoring media outlets. The role the student body needs to play in the government was a common theme throughout the debate.

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Tips for All of UNC's Rage-aholics

Meet the Carolina fan. His very loins burn with passion for Carolina sports. Whether he's physically present at games or not, he screams as if he were. Each time Carolina scores, you can hear him shouting with glee at the television screen. And the Carolina fan will be sure to let you know when UNC wins as he runs up and down the hall, screaming in victory at the top of his lungs. That's dedication.Sometimes, especially after big games, he rushes to the bathroom to steal rolls of toilet paper.

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Not Your Ordinary Ann Landers

Ahhh -- introductions. You either love them or you hate them. If you hate them, you dread that pause in between your bumbling approach and their scathing, "Who are you and why are you on my cloud?"I, on the other hand, am of the second kind: I appreciate meeting people and learning their names so when I see them around campus, I can call them by name and make my friends think I'm popular.So to begin my blindingly brilliant, somewhat lengthy introduction: my name is Adam Shupe, and I'm going to be premiering F1, an advice column on the DTH Online's Community section.

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Flick Overdoses on Teen Slasher Clich

Valentine1 1/2 Stars Remember "Scream"? You know, that movie where Neve Campbell is chased by the knife-wielding maniac? Perhaps you will also recall the film's sequels, "Scream 2" and "Scream 3"? Do you remember "I Know What You Did Last Summer," which daringly mixed up the "Scream" formula in '97 by substituting Jennifer Love Hewitt in Campbell's place? Well, if you do, there's absolutely no reason to see Jamie Blanks' new film, "Valentine," a horrible display of Hollywood cashing-in.Everything about "Valentine" is re-hash.

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BSM Endorses SBP Candidate Baker

Student body president candidate Dustyn Baker picked up a key endorsement Wednesday night as the Black Student Movement lent its support to her after a question-and-answer session addressing racial tensions at UNC and the need for increased minority representation.

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Exhibit Spotlights Art as Therapy for Patients

Pastel pink-and-green fish struggle against the canvas current; their leaf-like fins rub against each other. Perhaps they're running away from something, perhaps they're learning to move on. Either way, it's "SalmonElla & TunaBaba in the Ascent Up Fish Mountain," a pastels-on-paper sketch created by one of the third floor's visiting artists.

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