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Thursday June 1st

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Protesters Responded Well to GAP Display, Debated Intelligently

Abortion is a contentious, even inflammatory, issue, and the display that appeared on campus Monday and Tuesday could easily have fanned emotions into a blaze. Instead, on the occasions when I passed the area, I saw students engaged in intelligent and constructive dialogue. Shocking and provocative things can reveal aspects of character that remain hidden in our daily routines. Sometimes these can be ugly, but on Monday and Tuesday I was proud of what I saw.As for the pictures themselves, I am sure none of us really wanted to see them.

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Disagree, Debate, but Don't Kill Messenger

Before delving into an explanation of our decision to run David Horowitz's views, I must say that I feel slightly betrayed by Tyra Moore and company.I thought that by giving them the opportunity to refute Horowitz's claims the day they ran, a privilege given by no other college newspaper -- to my knowledge -- they would respect our decision to run his views in the name of free speech and open discussion.

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Recalling a Decade Of CHispA Growth

A woman at the Carolina Hispanic Association booth that stood at Fall Fest last semester had tears in her eyes. As she slowly looked through the organization's brochure, two girls on the other side of the booth glanced at each other.One of them spoke up. "Can I help you?" she asked. "Would you like to join CHispA?" The woman looked up and smiled. "Actually, I started this group."The misty-eyed woman was Catherine Lindsay, CHispA's founder.

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Revised CAA Bill Faces Vote

In an effort to avoid a veto by Student Body President Brad Matthews, Student Congress will meet in an emergency session tonight to vote on a revised version of the debated bill giving Congress power to oversee the Carolina Athletic Association.The bill passed by a 17-1 vote Tuesday but stalled in the hands of Matthews, who refused to approve the bill because of clerical errors and logistical concerns.Matthews met Friday with Congress Speaker Alexandra Bell and Sarah Marks, chairwoman of Congress' Rules and Judiciary Committee, to discuss the changes.

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Noche Latina Celebrates 10th Anniversary

An impassioned flamenco dancer whirls and steps with intricate footwork to the rhythm of a Spanish guitar. An entranced audience claps, providing the beat for the powerful and fluid movements of a Brazilian martial arts performance.

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Double Helps UNC Edge Cavaliers

For the majority of the 2001 softball season, North Carolina has been plagued by missed opportunities to win close ball games.Entering Saturday's doubleheader against ACC rival Virginia, the Tar Heels had lost nine of the 13 contests this season that were decided by two runs or less, many of those losses at the hands of top competition. Against the Cavaliers at Finley Field, UNC alleviated the problem in the first game, prevailing 2-1 in nine innings in its ACC opener.

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UNC Should Foster Intellectual Debate

Last Monday as I walked across campus I saw events commemorating Women's Week, Human Rights Week and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Celebration Week. A pro-life display presented by the Genocide Awareness Project was sparking much debate with its graphic photos. I learned the next day that The Daily Tar Heel was grappling with whether to accept David Horowitz's controversial ad concerning slavery reparations.Such a broad mix of events is indicative of the vital intellectual life of our great University.

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Possible Estate Tax Repeal Could Affect Universities

President Bush's plan to repeal the estate tax is being met with feelings of ambivalence from university administrators and debate from economic experts about the measure's potential economic impact.The estate tax applies to the inheritance package that parents bequeath to their children upon death.The first $675,000 of an estate is exempt from taxation.

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Move Indoors Aids Women's Tennis Win

The North Carolina women's tennis team weathered Saturday's storm, rallying to win against Florida State at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in the team's first ACC match of the season.UNC (10-3, 1-0 in the ACC) won the match 6-1 after winning the doubles point and four three-set matches.There was not a cloud in the sky when Julie Rotondi's 6-1, 6-2 victory gave UNC its first singles point, but with the Tar Heels leading 2-1, it began to rain.And the forecast for the Tar Heels was bleak.Marlene Mejia, the team's top player, was in the midst of her second set.

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Students Must Unite to Fight Hate

Last week, controversy erupted at 13 college campuses -- including Duke and Brown universities -- as newspapers at each school ran a full-page advertisement paid for and penned by David Horowitz, a well-known conservative political commentator.The advertisement has generated pain, anger and outrage among students of color on campuses nationwide. Despite the national outcry surrounding this ad, The Daily Tar Heel has chosen to inundate our campus with its inaccurate and hateful message.The arguments put forward are flawed and contradictory.

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Track Wins 5 Events At Raleigh Relays

RALEIGH -- N.C. State's Paul Derr Track was packed. The stands were full, the shaded area next to the grandstand was littered with athletes seeking shelter from the sun, and the track itself was crowded by the participants of the Raleigh Relays. More than 100 teams were expected to show from colleges and clubs across the country in what was billed as one of the largest meets on the East coast. Against such a variety of talent, North Carolina's track and field athletes made their presence known by scooping up five first-place trophies.

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Haus Falls to Former Team

North Carolina men's lacrosse coach John Haus knew that Johns Hopkins was bringing the most talented defense in the nation to Fetzer Field on Saturday.After all, Haus coached the Blue Jays to consecutive national final fours before taking the head job at his alma mater this season.But even Haus' first-hand knowledge of the No.

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Hunter Unanimously Chosen for DTH Editor

After three years of climbing the ladder at The Daily Tar Heel, Katie Hunter has finally reached the top.The Editor Selection Committee confirmed her to the position of 135th DTH editor Saturday morning, and Hunter said she is eager to pass on the lessons she has learned over the years."I am so excited," said the junior from Newburgh, N.Y.

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The David Horowitz Controversy

Some African-American leaders are calling for reparations to be paid to American blacks by the U.S. government and therefore by other Americans of European, Asian, Hispanic and Native American descent. Slavery was a crime against humanity, but it was ended by this same government over 136 years ago. There are no slaves or children of slaves alive today to receive such reparations.On the other hand, blacks now living in America are the freest and most prosperous black people on earth.

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Congress Ends Year of Debt-Paying

When the 82nd Student Congress closes up shop tonight, its members will end a session that has been all about the money.Beginning the year with a $5,100 debt and a determination to pay it off meant a lot of penny-pinching and careful scrutiny of student groups' requests for funds."Next year, hopefully, we won't have these problems," said Speaker Alexandra Bell.

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Colleges Recruit Students With Web

The expansion of the Internet into people's daily lives is resulting in radical changes in the college admissions process, as institutions have been forced to add another dimension to recruiting.But the Web's expanding role in college recruiting raises questions about whether students are really benefiting from the new technology.According to a recent report conducted by Stamats Communications, a higher education marketing firm, more than 80 percent of college-bound seniors used the Internet to research colleges last year, a jump from 57 percent three years ago."We're seeing (top

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Bosnian Speaker Discusses War, Economic Woes

Bosnian Ambassador to the U.S. Igor Davidovic outlined current problems and the future of Bosnia on Friday as the honorary speaker during the weekend conference titled "The Future of the Balkans." Developed by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, organizers said the purpose of the conference and the presentation by Davidovic was to foster debate and understanding of the current discontent in the Balkans.Conference co-organizer Rye Barcott said the lecture brought new international awareness to the University.

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`Arcadia' Captivates With Stellar Cast

Company Carolina's performance of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" provides an enthralling display of talent and versatility on the part of cast and crew."Arcadia" follows three contemporary English scholars through their attempts at unravelling the mysteries surrounding Lord Byron, the prominent 19th century British literary figure, and his connections with a historical English park.As the play progresses, the scholars discover the mathematical experiments of young Thomasina Coverly, Coverly's relationship with her tutor, Septimus Hodge, and Hodge's shadowy connections to Lo

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