NATIONAL-POLTICS


11/1/2000 12:00am

Plan Attempts To Maintain UNC Ambience

For prospective college applicants, a little too much concrete sometimes makes all the difference. Allison Stevens, a freshman from Benson, said she decided to attend UNC after comparing the concrete of N.C. State University's campus with the characteristic trees of UNC. "When I visited N.C. State, it didn't seem to have the friendly atmosphere we have here," Stevens said.


11/1/2000 12:00am

Tar Heels Hold Off Wolfpack Rally

Halloween night started well but later provided the North Carolina volleyball team with a scare. Before the match UNC honored it's three seniors: defensive specialists Liz Feldman and Lisa Fryer and outside hitter Casey Simpson. Then UNC jumped all over rival N.C. State, taking a 2-0 lead in games. But the night turned ugly. UNC quickly lost the lead and was forced into a deciding game five against the Wolfpack. But, like it began, Senior Night ended on a positive note as the Tar Heels beat State 3-2 (15-12, 15- 8, 7-15, 14-16, 15-7).


11/1/2000 12:00am

Fire Sends Two to Hospital, Guts Eight Apartments

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is still investigating the source of a fire that sent two people to UNC Hospitals and severely damaged eight units at the Brookstone Apartment Complex. The fire, which broke out at about 11:07 p.m. on Oct. 31, took over an hour to bring under control. Three Chapel Hill units, one Carrboro unit, one Hillsborough unit and two Durham units worked together to control the blaze. The N.C. Bureau of Investigation is working with the Chapel Hill Fire Marshal to determine the cause of the fire. The investigation could last several days and perhaps longer.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Sullivan Wastes No Time Setting Personal Mark

Molly Sullivan didn't waste any time in the 2000-01 swimming season. In her first home meet of the year, the North Carolina swimmer obliterated her personal best in the 1,650-yard freestyle and continued to tear into UNC's record books. Sullivan scorched the field Saturday at Koury Natatorium in the 1,650 free with a time of 16 minutes, 32.19 seconds.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Bills Pass to Fund Student Groups

Despite a marked shortage of remaining funds, Student Congress managed to allocate a portion of its shrinking coffers to campus groups with little disagreement Monday night. Congress began the session with $9,567.15 in student group funding for the rest of the semester.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Tales of the Tar Heel Undead

There is fright beyond Franklin Street on Halloween, and scares more chilling than midterm exams surround college campuses throughout the state.

10/31/2000 12:00am

Registration Glitches Fixed

As underclassmen prepare to sign up for spring classes, University officials say problems that have plagued registration in previous weeks will not reappear. For the second consecutive weekend, students battled with denied computer access and busy signals as personal identification number confusion and crashing servers delivered new frustrations to student registration. The heavy congestion and higher traffic within the Student Central service is due to the new mandate that all students of the same class can register on the same Saturday.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Students Don Candidate Costumes

Presidential candidates were on campus Monday night, if only in spirit. The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies sponsored a debate in New West Hall between three candidates, portrayed by members of the Young Democrats, the College Republicans and the Tar Heel Libertarians. Each of the students representing a candidate was introduced and then remained in his role throughout the debates. Justin Johnson played Republican candidate George W.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Parker Resurfaces in UNC Backfield

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Willie Parker saw an opportunity Saturday at Virginia and seized it. He grabbed a chance to go back in time, to his happy place - the start of North Carolina's 2000 football season and practice. "Coach told us at the beginning of the game, whoever made plays would stay in the game," the redshirt freshman tailback said. "I tried to make the most of it." Brandon Russell started the game, as always, at tailback, but gained 1 yard on two carries in UNC's opening series. When the Tar Heels got new life on the drive with a UVa.


10/31/2000 12:00am

How Will N.C. Cope if They Don't Pass the Bond?

University advocates who have spoken at length about the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum are relatively speechless about what the state should do if the bond fails a week from today. Voters will decide the fate of the largest bond proposal in state history on Nov. 7. If it passes, the bond will fund capital improvements on the state's public university and community college campuses. Shortly after the N.C.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Case Looks At Finance Reform

About 60 people, including public office seekers previously defeated in elections by opponents with larger campaign chests, crowded into the small courtroom to hear the case, Royal v. State of North Carolina. The coalition, represented by former N.C.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Senior Class President Stands Behind Aquarium, Asks for Student Support

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is written in response to Ashley Stephenson's column entitled "Fish Tank Idea Moronic on Many Levels" that ran in the Oct. 23 edition of The Daily Tar Heel. As we say in the aquarium business, her article just doesn't hold water. Ms. Stephenson begins her critique of the aquarium with the profound statement that she doesn't "like fish;" or "eating them," "smelling them" or "swimming in places where they live." After careful study, I am pleased to inform Ms. Stephenson that the installation of the aquarium will require her to do none of these things.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Flesh, Blood and TalentLie Behind Intangible Plan

All that currently exists of the Master Plan are sterile, technical blueprints mapping out future growth at the University. But behind each of those sketches is a person - a visionary architect, dedicated planner or creative consultant. Here are some of their stories. <b>Jonathan Howes</b> Being hand-picked for jobs by the governor of North Carolina and the chancellor of UNC is an honor most people would love to receive. Jonathan Howes, director of the Master Plan, is one of few people who holds those bragging rights. Howes is a native of Knoxville, Tenn.,


10/31/2000 12:00am

PURSUE Program Helps the University Achieve Diversity

TO THE EDITOR: I want to thank The Daily Tar Heel for commending the PURSUE program ("Granting Opportunity," Oct. 27) for its role in creating opportunities for minorities in graduate programs. I cannot emphasize enough the need for programs such as this. As a recent graduate of this University and as a Native American, I am keenly aware of how under-represented minorities are in higher education, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. I often found myself being not only the sole Native American in my classes, but also the only minority.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Marchers Protest Domestic Violence

The Franklin Street post office provided a stage for Judy Woodall as she sang, spotlighted by street lamps, for participants in the third annual March for Justice on Monday night. "Start a new orbit around a new sun, start a new way around an old one," she sang. Woodall's performance of the song "Burning of the Flame," which she wrote for the event, marked the end of the night's effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and the plight of those who must bear abuse in silence.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Women's Soccer Seeded 3rd in ACC Tournament

The North Carolina women's soccer team (13-3, 4-3 in the ACC) has received the third seed in the ACC tournament, which begins Thursday at Koskinen Stadium at Duke. Losing three games in a season for the first time since 1980, UNC dropped to sixth this week in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. Notre Dame, Washington, Nebraska, Clemson and UCLA make up the top five. Virginia (No. 14), Florida State (No. 16) and Wake Forest (No. 22) are also ranked in the top 25. The Tar Heels will play the opening game of the ACC tournament at 1 p.m.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Nameless, Faceless No More: Residents Share Their Concerns

Clinging to the identity that defines Chapel Hill as home, many residents have growing concerns about development that will come with UNC's Master Plan. A blueprint for development, the Master Plan eventually will impact the historic neighborhoods surrounding campus.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Looking to Bridge the Racial Gap

Most of those who place themselves in the public spotlight manage eventually to say or do something that they regret. I am not an exception. About seven weeks ago, I found myself with 200 words of blank space at the end of my column.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Police Roundup

<b>Police Arrest Student For Embezzlement</b> A student employee at UNC Student Stores was arrested last week for embezzling $2,985 from the register of the textbook section of the store. William Patrick Bone III, a senior biology major from Elm City, was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzlement, police reports state. He was released on a written promise to appear in court. "Student Stores called us and reported that they were having money embezzled," said Lt.