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Thursday December 2nd

National Poltics


E-mail Survey Shows Faculty Split Over Qatari Campus

Survey results released Thursday indicate mixed reactions from faculty to UNC's proposed undergraduate business degree program in Qatar, although almost all faculty members who visited Qatar displayed positive responses. The survey was sent to the 42 participants of the Nov. 2-5 trip to Qatar, as well as 802 faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences and 104 faculty members in the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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Huskies Run Away From Tar Heels

STORRS, Conn. -- With all five of its starters posting double figures in points, the Connecticut women's basketball team claimed a berth in the WNIT finals with a 94-74 victory against North Carolina on Thursday night. Both teams struggled early in the game, as the score was only 6-4 in favor of the Huskies at the 15:35 mark. As each squad found its offensive game, the scoring columns lit up. The Tar Heels (2-1) kept the game close behind the sharpshooting of freshman Leah Metcalf, who finished with a game-high 25 points and five 3-pointers.

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UNC Senior Killed in 1-Car Interstate Crash

A 21-year-old UNC senior was killed Wednesday morning after the car she was riding in crashed on Interstate 40 in Orange County. Sarah Laney, of 206 University Dr., was the only passenger in a car driven by UNC junior Annick Le Goff, said Trooper Timothy T. Daniels of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Daniels said Goff fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle, a 1998 Toyota 4Runner.

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Student Congress Rejects Finance Reform Referendum

Student Congress sent a message Tuesday that referendums and resolutions are not interchangeable by refusing to place a referendum supporting campaign finance reform on the spring ballot. "It is our job to pass resolutions saying things that student groups want," Speaker Mark Townsend said Thursday. "It would be trampling on our ability to do that if they could just go straight to the student body (with a referendum)." Townsend said the decision was essential to prevent Congress from heading down a "dangerous slope."

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Men's Soccer Shuts Out Wolfpack

CLEMSON, S.C. -- David Testo and Marcus Storey both scored goals in leading North Carolina to a 2-0 win against N.C. State in the second game of the quarterfinal round of the 15th Annual ACC Men's Soccer Tournament on Historic Riggs Fields at Clemson, S.C., Thursday night. Testo scored his 10th goal of the year at the 13:28 mark. He stole the ball from an N.C. State defender and sent a shot from 12 yards out to the middle of the net. North Carolina's Storey -- the ACC Rookie of the Year -- scored at the 73:00 mark for his ninth goal of the season.

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FBI Investigating Students' Records

International students studying at American colleges and universities might be placed under stricter scrutiny as federal authorities begin to closely monitor foreign students. A survey by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers released last week reported 220 colleges had been contacted at least once since Sept. 11 by federal authorities about the academic standing of foreign students, mostly from Middle Eastern countries.

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Pretzel Store Readies to Open Doors

A new pretzel shop is opening on Franklin Street this weekend, and the owner says he hopes to attract the area's college crowd. Katie's Soft Pretzels, to be located at 125 E. Franklin St. next to the Varsity Theatre, will be taking the place of Maui Smoothies. "Mostly we're keeping it as it was," said owner Christopher Stott. "We'll be keeping the smoothies, but the main feature will be pretzels." The store is part of a chain started by two Carrboro entrepreneurs 10 years ago.

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Annual RSVVP Day Increases Business on Franklin Street

Restaurant customers fattened up Tuesday to help the Inter-Faith Council in the 13th annual RSVVP Day. Despite organizers' fears that participation would be lower because of national donation campaigns for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, patrons still ate out on Franklin Street to support the Restaurants Sharing V (5) and V (5) Percent day. Several restaurant managers reported busier days Tuesday and gave credit to the charity effort.

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GPSF Leaders Gain National Perspective

Graduate and Professional Student Federation leaders say their recent attendance at a national conference in Arizona will be beneficial to advancing their organization's goals at UNC. Thomas Pegelow, a GPSF senator, said he and four other members attended the 2001 National Association of Graduate-Professional Students' 16th Annual National Conference, held Nov. 7 to 11 in Tucson, Arizona. The NAGPS is an organization that represents about 800,000 graduate and professional students at about 200 universities throughout the United States, Pegelow said.

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Symposium Addresses Money, Sports

Commercialization is consuming intercollegiate sports, said members of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics in a symposium Wednesday. Ten years after the Knight Commission published its landmark study about abuses in collegiate athletics in 1991, its June report found that little has been done in the past decade to reform college sports. "College sports do more damage to a university's academic integrity than most realize or are willing to admit," said LeRoy Walker, commission member and chancellor emeritus of N.C. Central University.

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Dive Recommends

- Roland Orzabal, Tomcats Screaming Outside The former lead singer and songwriter of Tears For Fears returned this year with his first solo album. Boasting an energetic blend of ambitious pop, grunge and menacing ambience, Orzabal's signature production and unparalleled vocal range make this album one of his best ever. -

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Kittie Exudes Savage Girl Rock; Cold Sides Utilize Sounds of Silence

Cold Sides Cold Sides 4 Stars Finally, a band that knows when to shut up. Bringing listeners a series of haunting experiments with resonant sounds and refreshing silence, local band Cold Sides establishes its innovative talent on its self-titled debut. Choosing to mix driving rhythms with melodic guitar interludes, the band's complex songs are minimalist. A touch of Radiohead, a stab at a darker side of Cake, the band incorporates the timeless with the experimental for a sound that's both daring and comforting.

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Redistricting Compromise Passes N.C. House

The N.C. House passed a U.S. congressional redistricting plan Wednesday with a 71-41 vote. The Democratic congressional redistricting plan, which could help determine U.S. representative districts, was introduced on the floor after it passed the House redistricting committee by a 26-11 committee vote earlier in the day. The plan received support from a coalition that consisted of the majority of the Democrats in the chamber and 14 House Republicans.

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Chapel Hill Wants More From UNC

University officials have been working with the Board of Trustees this week to establish a set of principles for negotiating fiscal equity with the town. Fiscal equity has become an issue because some town officials feel the University has not been giving fair and equal compensation to Chapel Hill for the town's services, like fire protection, said Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

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Malkmus' Clever Sarcasm, Charm Enthrall Audience

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Cat's Cradle Sunday, Nov. 11 4 Stars It's hard to take Stephen Malkmus too seriously. Heroin-thin and with hair in his eyes, the ex-Pavement frontman was the star of the show Sunday, but he never acted the part. Indie rock icon Malkmus was comfortable and comedic on the Cat's Cradle's stage. His signature speak-singing delivery and his Philly falsetto were in fine form, and he screeched his slacker yelp whenever he could fit it.

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Quick Dialogue, Brilliant Cast Pull Off Mamet's 'Heist'

Heist 4 Stars In the big-money world of feature films, substance often takes a back seat to style. Flashy stunts and special effects reign, and dialogue is reduced to a series of wannabe catchphrases. But somebody forget to tell this to David Mamet, writer-director of "Heist." "Heist" is the story of Joe Moore (Gene Hackman), a savvy veteran thief who's always planning one step ahead -- think Paul Newman in "The Sting." Joe is looking to leave the larceny game for good, but a local crime lord forces him to do one last job before he goes.

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Women's Basketball Faces Tough Challenge

Nikki Teasley has been there before. Teasley, a North Carolina guard, faced a daunting challenge as a freshman: playing at women's basketball mecca No. 1 Tennessee in the NCAA tournament. The freshman learned the lesson of maintaining composure in a hostile environment that ended with a close 76-70 loss to end the Tar Heels' 1997-98 season. Thursday night, UNC faces another No. 1, Connecticut, in another raucous arena -- Gampel Pavilion -- in the third round of the 2001 Preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament.

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