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Wednesday February 8th

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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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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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