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Thursday August 11th

National Poltics


Officials Defend Effectiveness Of UNC's Anti-Hazing Policy

One fraternity's official reprimand and an anonymous letter from a concerned parent are calling into question the issue of hazing at the University. In January, Kappa Alpha fraternity received an Honor Court reprimand for a hazing violation last September, said Dave Gilbert, judicial programs officer and assistant dean of students. He said the official hazing reprimand -- the only one issued this academic year -- included a written warning and a sanction for the fraternity to conduct an educational program.

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Blue Talk To Address Campaign

Dan Blue, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, will address students about education and his campaign at 8 p.m. today in 103 Bingham Hall. The Young Democrats, who are hosting the event, also will hold an information session for students interested in applying for internships with Blue's campaign at 7:30 p.m. in the same room. Blue has served in the N.C. General Assembly as a representative from Wake County for almost 22 years and is a former N.C.

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Frustration Compounds At Cameron

DURHAM -- Matt Christensen dunked. Hard. With two hands. The sequence captured the essence of flustered North Carolina's afternoon in Cameron Indoor Stadium, as tempers flared higher than the temperature, jaws flapped more than in a tank of hungry piranhas, and the officials kept having to signal their dinner orders to the scorer's table: T-bones for all. Duke's Jason Williams, who officially signed the Tar Heels' ownership deed Sunday with 9,314 notary publics witnessing the 93-68 win, called for an isolation against Brian Morrison.

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Group Dissects College Athletics

Speakers and panelists worked to make a case that conflicts can exist between intercollegiate athletics and the mission of higher education Saturday in a conference held in Graham Memorial. The conference was the first in a series sponsored by the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence and directed by a committee of undergraduates representing academic scholarship programs at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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UNC Back on Track, Breezes By Illini, Herd

The North Carolina women's tennis team needed a sweep. After consecutive road losses, No. 13 UNC was trying to regain its form with a pair of weekend matches. What it got was a breeze. UNC beat Illinois and Marshall at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, improving to 9-3. "I'm proud that the team bounced back and responded well all around," said Tar Heel coach Jen Callen. "The players needed to compete well to win. It's really a credit to the players." Sunday, UNC defeated Marshall 6-1. In No.

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Dancers "Rise Up!" Over the Weekend

About 50 people gathered in the Union Cabaret on Sunday evening to celebrate the People's Bhangra Party, the first event sponsored by South Asians Rise Up! But Sunday's event featured more than the popular Bhangra dance, a traditional harvest dance that has since been modified to incorporate reggae and hip hop. Planners chose to intersperse traditional South Asian music with poetry and personal experiences shared by South Asian students from North Carolina to New York, mostly focused on the aftermath of the Sept.

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Student Congress Allocates Funds, Keeps Budget Tight

Members of Student Congress tightened next year's student activity fee allocations for several groups this weekend to balance the group's budget, ending up with a surplus of $1,111.76. Individual allocations were smaller this year than last because there was an increase in student groups requesting funding and a decrease in available funds, said Speaker Mark Townsend. Congress had $195,000 to allocate. Townsend said less funds were available because part of the funds that normally would be intended for next year will have to pay off the debt from this year's Congress.

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6 to Contend for Board of Commissioners

Six county residents filed by the noon Friday deadline to signify their intent to run for one of the three available seats in this year's Orange County Board of Commissioners race. The six residents running include three incumbents -- Alice Gordon, Stephen Halkiotis and Barry Jacobs -- and three newcomers -- Keith Cook, Jamie Daniel and Robin Staudt. Daniel, a computer programmer from northern Orange County, said he hopes to bring more commercial activity to the county. "I want to bring in new businesses," Daniel said.

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Islamic-U.S. Relations Much More Complicated Than Editorialist Suggests

TO THE EDITOR: I felt the need to respond to Mark Seeley's claim that the Islamic world views America unfavorably due to America's prosperity, individual liberties, its status as the supreme world power and its upholding of democratic ideals. The Islamic world views America unfavorably because America's interests are for the most part in direct conflict with the interests of the Islamic world. It is as simple as that. America is not the benevolent bringer of democracy as Mr. Seeley asserts but rather a country using its power to serve its national interests as most countries do. Mr.

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Baseball Squanders Lead Against Cal

Sunday's game between North Carolina and California proved UNC coach Mike Fox's theory correct: His Tar Heels won't win games on solo home runs. Despite two solo homers by Ryan Blake and one by Adam Greenberg, UNC (5-5) lost to the Golden Bears 7-4 at Boshamer Stadium. "We're not going to win games hitting solo home runs like we did today," Fox said. "We've got to hit-and-run, we've got to steal bases and then hit a double.

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Word to Your Mother: The Rap on Music

How do we define music today? There appears to be a dichotomy between 14-year-old girls who can utter every word off the 'NSync album and everyone else who thinks it sucks. As evidenced by last week's Grammys, popular music is in a sorry state.

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Tennis Cruises in Pair Of Weekend Matches

The North Carolina men's tennis team focused on the here and now this weekend in beating UNC-Charlotte and Rice. The Tar Heels didn't look past the unranked 49ers on Saturday, winning 6-1. And then facing a tired Rice team that had played at 7 p.m. the night before, 40th-ranked UNC buckled down and ran the 35th-ranked Owls ragged to win 5-2. "It's a good win," said UNC coach Sam Paul. "We played obviously very well in some spots. It's the best match we've played this year." UNC (6-2) took two of three doubles matches from Rice (7-4) to claim the match's first point.

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Care Center Explores In-Class Therapy

If 5-year-old Perlisha Dixon participated in an average child-care program, she likely would be removed from the classroom several times a week for therapy. But Dixon, who has cerebral palsy, instead can remain with her friends and teachers while receiving the special attention she needs at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. A model child-care program offered by the institute includes children with disabilities in the regular classroom and is now open to visitors.

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UNC Downs Navy in 6-OT Thriller

For 83 minutes and 39 seconds Saturday, North Carolina and Navy battled through the rain, the cold and six sudden-death-overtime periods at Fetzer Field in the longest lacrosse game ever played at UNC. And when the smoke cleared, the 13th-ranked Tar Heels had defeated No. 14 Navy by a score of 11-10. "It was a big win for our team against a quality opponent," said UNC coach John Haus. "Anytime we can get a win of this nature, especially outside the conference, I think it does a lot for our team." Dave Pittard put Navy (2-1) ahead with a goal seven minutes into the game.

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Watch Your Step Around Familial Chasms

One more week. That's what I keep telling myself. Just a few tests, maybe a paper, and I'm scot-freakin-free! I swear I must've answered (and asked) the same question about a bazillion times: "What are you doing for Spring Break?" The answers have ranged from various Caribbean islands to African countries to backyard spitting competitions. To each their own I guess. As for me, I'll be enjoying the warmth of my own bed, disease-free water, and the happy knowledge that one more year is nearing its completion.

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Men's Swimmers Place 3rd As UVa. Dominates

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Highlighted by junior Sean Quinn's school-record-setting swim in the 200-yard breaststroke, the North Carolina men's swimming and diving team recorded a third-place finish Saturday at the ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Maryland. Virginia won its fourth consecutive conference title with 872 points while Georgia Tech finished second with 580.5 points and the Tar Heels were third with 501.5.

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Williams, Duke Demolish Tar Heels

DURHAM -- Thursday, Duke's star guard Jason Williams had a very bad game. He went 4 of 13 from the floor and 1 of 7 from behind the arc for 14 points and turned the ball over eight times as the third-ranked Blue Devils fell 87-84 to Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Sunday, Williams had a very good game. He went 12 of 22 from the floor, 8 of 15 from behind the arc for 37 points and turned the ball over just once as the Blue Devils thumped North Carolina 93-68 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "It was his day," said Duke junior Mike Dunleavy. Literally, it was.

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Rowers Narrow Gap Against Duke

It didn't look like a team that had just lost every event of its season-opening regatta. As North Carolina's rowing team packed up Saturday after racing Duke at University Lake, one would have thought it was the Tar Heels which had beaten the Blue Devils in all five events and 14 of 15 pieces, rather than the other way around. Coach Joel Furtek sidestepped a stampede of cheery rowers and explained, "Don't try to get between novices and donuts." Furtek said the Tar Heels are vastly better now than they were in the fall, when they also lost every event to Duke.

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