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Thursday August 11th

National Poltics


Developments in the War on Terrorism

Jet Carrying 'Suspicious' Man Lands - A New York-bound Air India jetliner being shadowed by Canadian fighters because authorities determined a suspicious passenger was aboard landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 4:45 p.m. It was believed to be carrying 378 passengers. Daschle: U.S. Must Find Bin Laden - The United States must find Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders for the war on terrorism to be a success, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Thursday amid growing Democratic challenges to President Bush's defense policies.

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UNC to Host 2nd Annual Improv Festival

Those nutty cats from the improv comedy troupe the Chapel Hill Players are at it again. But this time they have company. The second annual Dirty South Improv Festival will take place at UNC from Friday to Sunday. CHiPs, the host troupe, will be joined by many performers from across the Eastern seaboard, particularly the South.

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Crime Grows, but Police Budget Doesn't

The Chapel Hill Police Department is combating a large crime increase during the first six months of this fiscal year, Police Chief Gregg Jarvies said Wednesday. Jarvies gave a presentation before the Town Council on Wednesday night that included data indicating a 29 percent increase in part-one crime, which includes homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft and larceny. Jarvies could not be reached for comment Thursday. Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane Cousins said that during this time period, robberies increased about 89 percent, from 28 incidents to 53.

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Campus Calendar

Today 1 p.m. -- Sangam is hosting a South Asian fair until 4 p.m. and an Rang-e-mala "Celebration of Color" cultural show at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall. The only cost for the fair will be for henna and food. The cost of the show will be $2 or two nonperishable food cans. Saturday 1 p.m. -- The Carolina Academic Team will be hosting Quizbowl Intramurals in Union 210. Anyone interested in trivia, Jeopardy!, College Bowl, etc. is invited to come and participate. 7:30 p.m. -- Psalm 100 presents Gospel Jam 2002, a concert with eight Christian a cappella groups.

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Budget Cuts May Affect Carrboro Parks, Arts

Carrboro officials predict this year's budget shortfalls will delay the realization of some projects outlined in the Vision 2020 plan for downtown Carrboro. Since Gov. Mike Easley's decision to withhold funds from state municipalities to compensate for a $900 million state deficit, the town anticipates losing $299,284. The town's budget for the 2001-02 fiscal year is $12.3 million. Vision 2020 is a comprehensive project with the goal of improving downtown Carrboro by making it more pedestrian-friendly.

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Men's Swimming Competes At ACC Championships

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The North Carolina men's swimming team is in second place after the first day of the ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday night. Virginia won the first four events of the night to take a commanding 126-point lead at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium.

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"The Blue Room" Examines Communication, Sexuality

Intimate and honest in its survey of modern sexual relationships, David Hare's "The Blue Room" will be performed by Lab! Theater starting today. A contemporary version of Arthur Schnitzler's 19th century play, "La Ronde," "The Blue Room" was originally produced off-Broadway before its celebrated Broadway debut in 1998, starring Nicole Kidman and Iain Glen. The play's cast is made up of only one woman and one man, each portraying 10 different characters in 10 scenes that make up a year's time.

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Tuition Plans Get Mixed Reviews

Student leaders and political lobbyists are divided about the merits of two state-funded programs under review by the N.C. General Assembly that provide financial aid to N.C. residents attending private institutions in the state. The N.C.

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First, Learn How To Fail: A Brief Lesson

Do you ever wonder what would happen if The Little Engine that Could failed? Would the preschool dropout rate skyrocket? Would we be left with a class of aimless 3-year-olds, too young to make peepee in the big-boy or big-girl potty yet too cynical to return to a classroom that could teach them how? All my life I have heard people say, "You can do anything you put your mind to." But I think we all know this is a load of crap. So, why do we allow this myth to be perpetuated? Because we don't feel inspired by effort alone. In the end we don't feel good unless we win.

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Administrators: University Globalization Still a Possibility

When Chancellor James Moeser announced earlier this month that UNC would not open a satellite business school in Qatar, some considered the situation to be a completed chapter in the University's history. But according to UNC officials, the Qatar negotiations did not mark the first -- or the last -- time a foreign nation would court the University to establish a campus abroad. In 1996, the University considered opening a satellite branch in Jakarta, Indonesia, after a wealthy family offered to finance the venture.

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Rivalry's Respite Drags on at Duke

Last time round, Kris Lang was holding court with the media, talking North Carolina-Duke basketball. It was a couple days before the Blue Devils were scheduled to come into town for a Jan. 31 contest, and Lang was answering all kinds of questions on the state of the rivalry. And then someone asked about Cameron Indoor Stadium. "It's loud and hot," said Lang with a grin. "It's like playing in a gym in high school." The rivalry is anything but high schoolish, with Dick Vitale and ABC and all the trappings of big-time college athletics.

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Officials Seek Solution to Medicaid Budget Woes

N.C. officials are looking at a variety of solutions to deal with a program that is one of the biggest contributors to the state's fiscal crisis. Medicaid, a health insurance program for low-income individuals, consumed about $2.2 billion of the state's budget for the 2001-02 fiscal year. With an influx of 71,000 more clients than expected, the program is coming in millions of dollars over budget. Officials have offered no concrete solutions to the overwhelming problem but continue to examine the program in committees. The federal government funds close to two-thirds of the N.C.

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Comedian to Perform in Raleigh

The party never stops for comedian Dave Attell. After his numerous stand-up shows, he can be found roaming the streets of cities as exotic as Miami or as simple as Boise, Idaho, filming his hit show "Insomniac" until the break of dawn. Attell will be bringing his adult brand of humor to Raleigh's Charlie Goodnight's Comedy Club for three consecutive performances, running tonight through March 2. He said during his time in the area, he will spend some time visiting the sites and drinking at the bars -- two things that have garnered him much recognition.

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Teach-in Aims to Promote Awareness of Iraqi Issues

Concern over continued U.S. bombing in Iraq attracted about 30 people to Bingham Hall on Wednesday night for a teach-in sponsored by Students United for a Responsible Global Environment. SURGE featured speakers Rania Masri, a graduate of N.C. State University, and Tomas Murawski, a UNC senior and SURGE member. The event's organizer, SURGE member Elizabeth Ferris, said her goal was to raise awareness about Iraq and the U.S. bombing campaign against it. "I didn't know what was going on (in Iraq) a year ago, and now I'm horrified by it," she said.

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Forum Addresses Slavery, Genocide

"Nie Weider! Never Again!" That was the message conveyed Wednesday night during a forum titled "Holocaust, Slavery and Genocide: An Introspective in Modern Human Tragedies." The forum, held in 100 Hamilton Hall, was hosted by the Spencer Triad resident assistant staff and drew about 20 people. Spencer Triad RA Julie Mancuso moderated the forum and said the event was designed to provoke thought among students on UNC's campus.

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Dive Recommends

"It's a Chick Thing," Ame Mahler Beanland This is a hilarious and thoughtful collection of short stories written by a diverse group of women. Among a tight group of girlfriends, you might find some new ideas for adventures. The Madding Crowd, Nine Days The majority of the songs on the album are bouncy and fun, but some dive deeper into feelings of loss. The result is a well-rounded debut that showcases their talent and range. Kristen Williams may be reached at kriwi@email.unc.edu.

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'No Man's Land' Analyzes Horrors of Trench Warfare, Blurred Enemy Lines

"No Man's Land" 3 Stars By focusing a microscopic view on a conflict most Americans objectively observed from afar, "No Man's Land" forces its audience to address the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina firsthand. The film is the story of three soldiers (two Bosnian, one Serbian) who get stuck in a trench between the two opposing lines. Unfortunately, the film meets a fate similar to its characters -- lost somewhere between a thought-provoking anti-war feature and a dull examination of what movies taught us long ago: War sucks.

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