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Thursday January 20th

National Poltics


Marathon Organizers Thank University for Enthusiastic Support

TO THE EDITOR: Thank you Carolina. The Dance Marathon had an absolutely astounding and unanticipated response to our application week. We knew that the Marathon would grow this year, but we had no idea how many amazing individuals would volunteer so enthusiastically to stand on their feet for 24 straight hours to demonstrate support and care for the children in the N.C. Children's Hospital. Nearly 1,000 students applied in five days! That's almost 7 percent of the undergraduate student population -- or one in every 15 students you pass on campus.

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Tar Heels Top USC, Move on in Tourney

When the North Carolina volleyball team lost its third match in four contests to Georgia Tech on Nov. 2, UNC coach Joe Sagula wasn't worried. "I'd rather lose them now and win them in the NCAA Tournament," he said then. Sagula's wish came true in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night at Carmichael Auditorium. The Tar Heels took a 3-1 win from South Carolina, a team that defeated UNC in its regular season finale on Saturday.

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Intangibles Key in Final Game

Game and time: Southern Methodist at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. Site: Kenan Stadium. TV/radio: There is no regional television coverage. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360 AM. Records: North Carolina is 6-5 overall, 5-3 in the ACC. Southern Methodist is 4-6, 4-4 in the WAC. Series: North Carolina leads 1-0.

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New Lines Will Not Hurt Price

N.C. legislators do not envision major changes to the state's 4th Congressional District -- represented by David Price -- under the redistricting plan approved Wednesday by the N.C. General Assembly. The district will cover Orange, Durham and portions of Wake and Chatham counties. Under the plan, the number of voters in the district affiliated with a particular party will change only slightly. Registered Democrats will represent 48.9 percent of the district's registered voters and Republicans 30.8 percent. Close to 20 percent of registered voters are listed as unaffiliated.

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State Office to Explore UNC's Hiring Process

The University is facing an investigation of its hiring practices in the wake of a lawsuit filed by a UNC employee on the grounds of sex and age discrimination. The N.C. State Personnel Commission ordered the Office of State Personnel to conduct a nine-month investigation despite the commission's previous ruling in favor of the University. On Nov. 8, the commission overturned Judge Sammie Chess' June 21 decision that UNC employee Bobbie Sanders had not received a promotion on the basis of her age and sex.

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Putting a Price On Women's Safety at UNC

Students blundered last year. We passed a referendum for fare-free busing in Chapel Hill, because the idea of a free ride sounded too good to pass up. Get ready to regret that decision, because the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee might use it to their advantage and implement a plan that will cause headaches for everyone -- night parking permits. Despite the fact that students have already shelled out money to pay for fare-free busing, their transportation problems aren't solved. They might have to pay even more for the privilege of parking on campus at night.

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Join Forces To Boost Awareness

I was 9 years old when Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced 10 years ago this month that he had contracted HIV and would retire from the NBA. At the time I, like many Americans, knew very little about the virus that had claimed the career of one of basketball's more prominent figures. American doctors had discovered the first case of AIDS only a decade earlier and the nation was still struggling to learn about the disease and the retrovirus that causes it, HIV. It was not until 1993 that the reality of AIDS began to set in for me.

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Leaders Work Out Specifics Of Tuition Poll

Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber said Thursday that a referendum assessing support for a potential tuition increase will go before students in mid-January. Kleysteuber said a definite date for the voting, which will be online, will be set by the end of this week. But he said this is not a typical referendum. Rather than presenting voters with a statement they can choose whether or not to support, it will offer voters several options, including no tuition increase and several amounts of a potential increase.

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Soccer Teams Prepare For NCAA Matches

The Rutgers women's soccer team showed it can be done. It is possible to build a lead against North Carolina, even by one goal, and to maintain it. However, the lead didn't last long enough to defeat the unbeaten, top-ranked Tar Heels. On Saturday the Scarlet Knights scored and kept their one-goal lead for 52 minutes -- the longest UNC has trailed all season. But the Tar Heels came back and instead of getting booted in the third round of the 2001 Women's College Cup were privy to an eye-opening experience. The possibility of losing became very real very quickly.

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Barometer

Air Ball The UNC men's basketball team began its season with a dismal 0-3 record for the first time since 1928. Fortunately, Dean Smith isn't dead; otherwise he'd be rolling over in his grave. Send in the Clones A biotech firm has clonated a human embryo. In a related story, Matt Doherty is scraping skin cells off of Michael Jordan's old jersey. Dust in the Wind

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Fraternity's Chef Treats Brothers Like His Family

Lindsay Faucette, known for his easy smile, has worked in the kitchen of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house for more than 27 years. But Faucette does more than just cook -- he bridges the generation gap between current members and alumni. The men might not know each other, but they all know "Puddin'," the nickname Faucette earned as a boy growing up in Orange County. Faucette treats the students like they are his own kids. "We're real tight," he said.

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Residents Offer Halloween Safety Input

Chapel Hill residents commended and criticized the police department Wednesday night for increased safety measures taken during this year's Halloween celebration on Franklin Street. More than 40 people -- including downtown officials, business owners and residents -- gathered at the Franklin Street post office for a forum hosted by the Chapel Hill Police Department.

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Student Says Others Will Shell Out Money to Park If Alternative is Found

TO THE EDITOR: I am tired of all the letters about parking at UNC, so here is the last one the DTH will ever need to publish. Nothing in America (including parking) that must be paid for can be considered an inalienable right. However, anything in America that has potential for profit is what I call a capitalistic right. We are guaranteed that someone will provide it, if we will pay for it.

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Loeb Show Lacks Fireworks of Studio Efforts

Lisa Loeb Wednesday, Nov. 14 Cat's Cradle 3 Stars It's too bad that Lisa Loeb is such a ditz. Although the setlist at the Cat's Cradle performance comfortably fit the audience's sing-along needs, Loeb's personality was a mild disappointment. She came off as very sweet, quite cute and completely unable to pull off the intelligent singer/songwriter thing.

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Student Congress Passes Redistricting

Student Congress reduced the number of congressional districts at its meeting Tuesday night, consolidating graduate districts in an attempt to alleviate confusion. While the number of congressional seats remains the same, the number of districts was changed from 26 to 22.

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Horowitz Gives Voice to Conservative Views

Prominent conservative David Horowitz addressed a packed Memorial Hall on Wednesday, criticizing a series of anti-war teach-ins held at UNC after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The series of teach-ins earlier this year caused several conservatives, including Horowitz, to blast UNC and other universities for displaying anti-American sentiments. "At a time like this, to have three teach-ins, or even one, is despicable and disgraceful," Horowitz said. "I was invited to be a one-man teach-in on the other side."

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Campus Calendar

Today 6 a.m. -- The HealthFocus committee of the Campus Y is sponsoring a fast until 6 p.m. to raise funds for the Mother of Peace AIDS Orphanage in Zimbabwe. 4 p.m. -- Campus Y hosts Kim Chapman to 08 Gardner Hall to present a documentary on AIDS in South Africa. 5:30 p.m. -- The Carolina Undergraduate Philosophy Club and Duke Undergraduate Philosophical Society present a talk by Brian Cantwell-Smith about "The Philosophy of Compact Discs: Digital Abstraction vs. Concrete Reality" in the Paresky Loung Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke.

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Hoosiers Extend Tar Heels' Slide

North Carolina senior center Kris Lang tried his best to carry the Tar Heels to their first victory of the season, but they wouldn't all fit on his shoulders. Instead, the monkey remained on winless UNC's back as Indiana downed North Carolina 79-66 Wednesday night at the Smith Center. "A lot of our kids grew up tonight," said UNC coach Matt Doherty. "Kris Lang grew up tonight. He's a senior, but he really took it on his shoulders."

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