NATIONAL-POLITCS


11/29/2000 12:00am

Tar Heels, Spartans Face Young Season's First Tests

The records of North Carolina and Michigan State show that each team has played three regular season games in the 2000-01 season. But neither team has faced a true test - until tonight. The sixth-ranked Tar Heels travel to East Lansing, Mich., to take on the third-ranked Spartans in a battle of undefeated teams at the Breslin Center at 7:30 p.m. "You don't really know exactly where you're at this early in the season," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "Some people have asked if it's too early to play a team like North Carolina." The answer to that question remains to be seen.


11/29/2000 12:00am

Immediate Reaction

Millions of Americans went to bed on Election Night thinking Republican candidate George W. Bush had been elected the 43rd president of the United States. But by the next morning, it was clear voters in the state of Florida had managed to elude the projections of nearly every network analyst in the nation - twice. At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, the five major television networks and The Associated Press all predicted Democrat Al Gore would be the winner in Florida.


11/29/2000 12:00am

Black Caucus Takes Up Racial Issues

CHARLOTTE - The National Black Caucus of State Legislators will consider more than 20 resolutions addressing issues facing blacks at its annual weeklong conference, which kicked off Monday with a reception at the Adams Mark Hotel in Charlotte. The theme for the 24th annual conference, which will end Dec. 3, is "African Americans in the Digital Age: Equity and Access." Caucus members will spend the conference discussing issues ranging from welfare reform to the judicial system.


11/29/2000 12:00am

Residents Refuse to Accept Fence

By Aisha K. Thomas Staff Writer Residents of Hinton James Residence Hall are taking action against the temporary fence preventing them from crossing Manning Drive, attempting to destroy the fence and vowing to keep it down. The fence was installed because officials were concerned that pedestrians were jaywalking at Manning Drive, said Christopher Payne, director of the Department of Housing and Residential Education. But residents say the fence only causes more inconveniences. "I think the fence is kind of pointless," said sophomore Allison Jackson.


11/29/2000 12:00am

Congress Revises Code, Debates Role of Treasurer

In its last session before the end of the fall semester, Student Congress gathered to approve revisions to the Code of Student Government that govern student elections. The revisions that received Congress' stamp of approval lay out new guidelines for Internet voting and clarify several parts of the code. The existing rules concerning the election of student government officials primarily focus on how to hold elections in traditional polling sites rather than the online system that will be utilized this year. "The old rules were ambiguous and problematic," said Frederick Hill, vice

11/29/2000 12:00am

Coach: Carrieri Headed To Pros At Season's End

North Carolina striker Chris Carrieri has called Fetzer Field home during the past three years. For his career, Carrieri has netted 24 goals - including seven game-winners - and tallied 11 assists in 36 home matches. Although Carrieri is a junior, Saturday's national quarterfinal against two-time defending national champion Indiana will likely be his last contest before a Chapel Hill crowd. Tar Heel coach Elmar Bolowich said Tuesday in a national teleconference that Carrieri has decided to play professionally next season in Major League Soccer. "We have, actually, a junior who a


11/29/2000 12:00am

Facilities, Expertise Draw Patents to University

UNC's sparkling reputation in the field of drinking water research led to Procter & Gamble's donation to the University last week - 35 patents that could help UNC reap millions of dollars in royalties. The Procter & Gamble gift comes in the form of 35 patents called Enhanced Water Softening Technology.


11/29/2000 12:00am

College Republicans Examine Education

In front of an attentive group of about 50 UNC students, the College Republicans met Tuesday night in Phillips Hall to engage a panel of speakers in a lively debate on the future of education. The forum's panel included students' points of view as well as the expertise of local charter school principal and Sen. Hugh Webster, R-Alamance.


11/29/2000 12:00am

Carrboro Aldermen, Residents Pursue 2020 Vision

On Tuesday night, Carrboro residents and aldermen found a non-binding document on the future of the town more contoversial than expected and chose to continue the discussion next week. At the weekly public meeting of the Carrboro Aldermen, town residents sounded their opinions about the Vision 2020 document compiled by residents and a steering committee to outline some broad goals for the future of the town.


11/29/2000 12:00am

UVa. Investigates Honor Committee

By Jennifer Hagin Staff Writer The University of Virginia recently released a report questioning some of the rules and procedures of its honor court system - one of the university's oldest and proudest traditions. The report comes just days after UVa.


11/28/2000 12:00am

Town Council Names Possible Areas for Annexation

When a town wants to grow big and strong, does it need to drink its milk? Not exactly. A town grows in size by taking surrounding areas and formally claiming them through a process called annexation. Last night, the Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously passed a resolution identifying areas under consideration for future annexation after no debate. The resolution is necessary because North Carolina state laws require a planning board or council to adopt a resolution identifying areas under consideration at least one year before adopting a resolution of intent to annex that l


11/28/2000 12:00am

Hoping the End Is in Sight

Perfect strangers in the Chapel Hill area have rallied behind him. His family, classmates and fellow church members have lent moral, financial and spiritual support. A renowned surgeon has agreed to operate for free. Now all that is left on 16-year-old Francisco's two-year journey toward regaining much of his sight is 15 minutes of state-of-the-art surgery. The travel-weary Chapel Hill High School student spent Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center gearing up for the procedure today that will combat what his doctor calls the equivalent of terminal cancer for vision.


11/28/2000 12:00am

Legislators to Consider Moratorium in 2001

State legislators are divided on the future of a proposed statewide moratorium on the death penalty that the N.C. General Assembly likely will debate early next year. A legislative study committee, charged with examining capital punishment, unanimously recommended last week that the state ban executions of the mentally handicapped and temporarily halt all executions. The committee's final meeting will be Dec.


11/28/2000 12:00am

Renovations Force Students To Different Study Areas

By Brook Corwin and Tyler Maland Staff Writers A "We're Moving" banner hanging above the Undergraduate Library is reminding many students that they will soon be in search of alternative locations to hit the books. In anticipation of the upcoming renovation of the Undergrad, which closes its doors Dec.


11/28/2000 12:00am

Republican to Vie for Speaker Post

By Jennifer Hagin The slim Democratic majority in the N.C. House of Representatives might provide an unusual opportunity for a member of the minority party to become speaker. Rep. Connie Wilson, R-Mecklenburg, recently announced her intention to seek the speaker post, making her the race's third candidate. The Democrats have a four-seat majority in the House, holding 62 seats to the Republicans' 58. Two Democrats - incumbent speaker Rep. Jim Black, D-Mecklenberg, and Rep.


11/28/2000 12:00am

Memorabilia Pilfered From Smith Center

Unknown culprits took advantage of a desolate campus during Thanksgiving Break to swipe several pieces of prized memorabilia from the Smith Center. University police reports state that basketball merchandise worth about $1,100 was reported stolen at 6:17 a.m. Saturday. According to reports, maintenance personnel found the tunnel doors leading to the court propped open when they arrived Saturday morning. Reports state that the maintenance workers then found feces in the middle of the court and discovered that retired basketball jersey No.