NATIONAL-POLITCS


10/3/2000 12:00am

Donor Listings Cause Tensions

The N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network is just one of many organizations included under the N.C. Community Shares umbrella. But that one organization could cause a world of trouble for N.C. Community Shares' relationship with Triangle United Way. The United Way accepted donor listings for all N.C. Community Shares' organizations except one - N.C. WARN. Now N.C. Community Shares officials are worried the controversy could jeopardize the relationship between the group and United Way, said Bryan Lewis, executive director of N.C.


10/3/2000 12:00am

GPSF Doles Out Tight Budget, Fills Empty Seats

Even in the absence of its president, the Graduate and Professional Student Federation met Monday night in Bingham Hall to allocate funds for various undertakings of the graduate community. The group's second meeting of the semester began with GPSF Internal Vice President Tara Hogan trying to fill the remaining vacancies on the Appropriations Committee and the Finance Committee. About 30 Senate members were present at the meeting to elect statistics graduate student Kouros Owzar to the Appropriations Committee and journalism graduate student Joseph Pardington to the Finance Committee.


10/3/2000 12:00am

Book Showcases Local Talent

When you're from North Carolina, it's easy to blush when you're aware of how the state is perceived by outsiders. You get embarrassed about things -- the dirty motorcycle enthusiasts who live across the street, the town crazies, the high schoolers who make out at the local fast food joint. Yes, you begin to think: tobacco, pork and the Sahara of the Bozarts -- that's North Carolina. And then you read a book like "This Is Where We Live" (University of North Carolina Press, $16.95), and you realize there's no need to blush at all.


10/3/2000 12:00am

School Overcrowding Prompts Bond Proposal

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School system has announced plans for a bond referendum to hit ballots November 2001, but area schools continue to feel the pressures of too many students. The bond will respond to the system's overcrowding problem, aiming to raise funds for a ninth elementary school to be constructed by the 2003-04 school year. Nicholas Didow, a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education, said he hopes the bond will have no problems getting on the ballot.


10/3/2000 12:00am

Field Hockey Adds Firepower

DURHAM -- The North Carolina field hockey team is scoring more goals this season. A lot more. Notoriously a defensive-minded team, it has a new-found explosiveness on the other side of the ball. The Tar Heels have already scored 36 goals in 11 games (3.27 goals per game) this season, while they could manage only 57 in 22 games (2.59 goals per game) all of last season. UNC has already exceeded three goals on five occasions this season. The team was able to score three goals Saturday against a Wake Forest defense that had allowed only six in its previous nine games.


10/3/2000 12:00am

3 Tar Heels Earn Weekly Awards

Three athletes from North Carolina earned ACC honors for their performances last week. Senior Kristen McCann was named ACC player of the week in field hockey for the second time this season. McCann scored game-winning goals in victories against Wake Forest and Duke. Also for the second time this season, freshman Shalane Flanagan was named ACC performer of the week in cross country. Flanagan won this weekend's UNC Challenge at Finley Golf Course for her third first-place finish in as many races. Sophomore forward Susan Bush earned the same award in women's soccer.

10/3/2000 12:00am

Students, Faculty Argue Fairness of Cheating Ruling

Computer screens were not the only things buzzing in Sitterson Hall on Monday, as students hotly debated the verdict of Sunday night's open Honor Court hearing. Senior Mike Trinh and junior Brianne Roth were found guilty of academic cheating in connection with unauthorized group work on a programming assignment for Professor James Coggins' Computer Science 120 class last semester. Although many computer science faculty members feel the ruling was just, other faculty and students said they are outraged by the decision.


10/3/2000 12:00am

Cross Country Finds Strength in Numbers

The casual observer probably thinks of Saturday's UNC Challenge as a contest for individual glory. North Carolina's cross country runners don't see it that way. Team unity and the ability to help one another contribute to the two Tar Heel victories at Finley Golf Course came first. "When you are running with your teammates, their energy is your energy, and your energy is their energy," said Beth George, who placed fourth.


10/3/2000 12:00am

Flier Circulates Rumors About Drug Searches

A flier falsely describing UNC's drug policy that was recently slipped under the doors of students in Hinton James Residence Hall has UNC officials investigating its origin. The flier, which was presented as a bill passed by the "Legislative Assembly of the State of North Carolina," stated that "N.C. law enforcement agents may search residential halls on campuses of public universities for illegal substances at any time with or without a warrant ... " It goes on to explain the penalties imposed on residents found to possess drugs or drug-related paraphernalia.


10/3/2000 12:00am

Columnist, CartoonistBiased by Connection toHonor Court Defendant

TO THE EDITOR: Over the past several weeks, two Daily Tar Heel editorialists have viciously attacked UNC's Honor Court system and Student Attorney General Taylor Lea, suggesting that their handling of cases has been unfair. Perhaps readers of this newspaper should know that those fine journalists are in fact close friends of convicted cheater Mike Trinh, the central defendant in the computer science open hearing.


10/2/2000 12:00am

Special Teams Errors Sabotage Tar Heels' Efforts

Georgia Tech knew it was coming. The Yellow Jackets recognized North Carolina's punt protection weaknesses on film. They expected to block a punt Saturday at Kenan Stadium. They weren't disappointed. "It's been there all week," said Tech's Chris Young. "That's what we practiced because the tackle was a little slow coming off the ball. "He came off, I saw it was open, the first protector picked up Kerry (Watkins) on the outside, and that just brought me free.


10/2/2000 12:00am

Feminism: A Movement That Should Include Both Genders

Last weekend, I was honored to be a presenter at the first Feminist Action Forum at UNC-Chapel Hill. I facilitated a discussion on "Men in Feminism." This experience, coupled with the misquote that was attributed to me in last Monday's DTH, made me realize how very timely and important this topic actually is. The misquote in question began, "Men are oppressed and repressed by sexism." Conversations that ensued with friends and with the editorial staff at the DTH led to the writing of this article. So what's the fuss? What's wrong with that quote?


10/2/2000 12:00am

The Black Man's War Rages On

We're always getting slammed. No respect. No credit from the media. I read a newspaper, watch a movie or turn on the TV, and all I see is killing, killing and more killing. You think The Washington Post, Newsweek and HBO don't know what they're doing? Is it a coincidence that nearly all images of my entourage are negative? I see no positives, no role models, nothing to be proud of for me in mass communication. They say that we're too materialistic, too flashy, too slow and too stupid. Whatever. Where are my achieving, charismatic, boosted-GPA, resume-stacked brothers?


10/2/2000 12:00am

Push-Up Guy Pumps Up Crowd

When six points are added to the score of UNC's football team, Wayne Cottrell knows it's time to get ready. Five to eight male cheerleaders in Carolina-blue uniforms gather near the band, grab a plywood board, lower it so Cottrell can get on and hoist him up high above their heads for the crowd to see. As UNC fans go crazy and shout, "One ... two ... three," Cottrell's arms lower and raise his body on the crowd's calls, doing push-ups to match the number of points the Tar Heels have racked up.


10/2/2000 12:00am

Flaming Lips Embrace New, Simplified Style

The Flaming Lips' dedication to all things unconventional sets the Oklahoma City natives apart from other musicians. Their distinct fusion of pop and acidic soundscapes sets them apart from all other artists in general. But after 17 years and 10 albums, the bold experimentalists have become indie music's elder statesmen - faithfully simplistic and against the technological trappings of the new age they once reveled in. The group is appearing at the Cat's Cradle tonight in support of its 1999 effort, The Soft Bulletin.


10/2/2000 12:00am

Volleyball Comes Back To Defeat Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The North Carolina volleyball team remained undefeated in the ACC with a 3-2 (15-9, 2-15, 6-15, 15-9, 15-13) victory on the road against Florida State on Sunday. UNC is 4-0 in league play and 14-2 overall after the win. Three UNC players registered double-digit kills, led by Casey Simpson's 16. Lisa Fryer tallied a team-high 11 digs, and Eve Rackham posted 51 assists. North Carolina continues its road trip with non-conference action against No. 12 Florida on Wednesday.


10/2/2000 12:00am

Adventures in Hasselhoff Land

Although the frankfurter originated in Germany, we have long since made it our own, a twin pillar of democracy along with Mom's apple pie. -William Zinsser Last week, I decided to drop by the Study Abroad Fair and reminisce. I had last visited this exhibition my sophomore year and subsequently decided to study in Berlin the fall of my junior year. At about this very time last year, I was walking around somewhere in downtown Berlin without a care in the world. It was probably the best semester of my entire life, but there are some things to be said about Germany.


10/2/2000 12:00am

Honor Court's Incompetence Wronged Trinh

They say cheaters never win. Apparently, people who don't cheat never win either. The Honor Court found Michael Trinh guilty of cheating Monday night. It makes me sick. The notion of de"mock"racy and due process at this institution consists of a bunch of tables, a white tablecloth draped over said tables, college kids in grownup clothes and a lot of last-name calling. The only thing missing was Rusty the Bailiff and some kind of incriminating naked photos. I got to watch it all go down Sunday night - watched those Honor Court goofballs press their tape recorders officiously, call people Mr.


10/2/2000 12:00am

Tech Endures Big Plays, Burns UNC

It was a game of big plays, and the North Carolina football team was responsible for many of them. Too many of them, in fact. The Tar Heels were spectacular in the deep passing game, as quarterback Ronald Curry completed four passes of 50 yards or more, but bad special-teams play and some poor decisions by Curry in the red zone hurt them in a 42-28 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday. The numbers on the scoreboard failed to mimic those of the stat sheet. The Tar Heels outgained the Yellow Jackets 477 to 372, but somehow it wasn't enough.