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Wednesday October 20th

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Construction Fence Frustrates Students

Students returning to class from Fall Break were surprised to find even more construction on campus this week. A large fence running parallel to the back of Lenoir Dining Hall and Greenlaw Hall is the product of renovations to Murphey Hall. The construction is slated to end in October 2002, with the fence in place during the project's entirety, said construction Manager Dana Leeson.

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House Passes Bill Tough on Fake IDs

The N.C. House passed a bill last week that will make it illegal to use any form of fake identification to either purchase alcohol or enter restricted venues. The bill will place the use of other forms of fake identification, including passports and college IDs, into the same misdemeanor category as drivers' licenses. If passed by the Senate and signed by Gov. Mike Easley, it will take effect Dec. 31.

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Lamp Sparks Fire in Craige

No one was hurt in a Thursday fire in 456 Craige Residence Hall that began when a halogen lamp fell onto a mattress. Robert Bosworth, deputy chief of operations with the Chapel Hill Fire Department, said no one was in the room when the fire started about 1 p.m. An e-mail to Craige residents from Lisa Wells, assistant director of residential education, stated that the fire started when a halogen desk lamp fell onto a mattress. The e-mail also stated the residents of the room have been temporarily relocated while the room is repaired.

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Loreleis Celebrate 20 Years of Song

It was October 1981. Eight girls, all UNC undergraduates, got together to sing at a Morehead banquet. They called themselves the Loreleis, after their favorite song, and they sang that song along with "Sentimental Journey" and other ballads.The audience loved their a cappella vocal harmonies; a thank-you note described them as "eight women who could sound like 50."

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Algonquin Books Founder's Reading Taped by C-SPAN

Former UNC professor and Algonquin Books founder Louis Rubin garnered the attention of both local residents and C-SPAN television at a book reading Thursday. Rubin read from his latest book, "An Honorable Estate: My Time in the Working Press," at the Bull's Head Bookshop. The book follows the publisher's early career as a young reporter in Virginia. Rubin said he wrote the book because he was curious about what had led him to becoming a teacher and founder of a publishing company.

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Lot Will Have Limited Parking to Keep Students Out

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen authorized parking restrictions at a Rosemary Street parking lot when the board convened Tuesday for its regular business meeting. The lot, located on Rosemary Street near the Midway Building and Carrburritos Taqueria, soon will have a one-hour parking limit, though the board did not set a date for implementation. "I don't think the process will take very long," said Alderman Allen Spalt.

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Dive Recommends

-Guided by Voices I don't think a much better or tighter rock band is out there today. Front man Robert Pollard used to teach fourth-grade English, and now he drinks himself off the stage every night. They have it all in spades: the lo-fi indie stage and the Cheap Trick-Weezer-Beatles phase. - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel One of the very best albums of the last few years and definitely the best psych-folk record ever produced. It's twisted and seductive. There's just no beating fuzzy bass and theromin.

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Where Are They Now?

Susan Sarandon The actress who got her start in a deodorant commercial has gone on to give some truly notable performances in big-time Hollywood. Since appearing in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as Janet Weiss, Sarandon has starred in films such as 1986's "Bull Durham," 1991's "Thelma & Louise" and 1998's "Stepmom." In 1996, she took home an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in the previous year's "Dead Man Walking." Sarandon most recently starred in this year's "Baby's In Black." Barry Bostwick

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'Killer Condom' Takes Bite Out of Awkward Issues

Nothing spurs conversation quite like a pack of genitalia-eating condoms. At least that's what the Carolina Union Activities Board was banking on. Representatives from four campus organizations attended CUAB's free screening of the film "Killer Condom" on Tuesday evening to discuss issues raised in the movie, including contraceptive use, morality and homosexuality. "We thought it would make people talk," said CUAB President Krisi Young of the film. "We wanted to provide an atmosphere where people will feel comfortable talking about what they've seen."

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Congress Plans Nov. 7 Election To Fill 11 Seats

Student government officials are hoping to fill 11 empty seats in Student Congress in a special election Nov. 7. Currently, a total of 10 districts in UNC's graduate and undergraduate schools are without representation in Congress, leading Student Body President Justin Young to call for a special election. According to Speaker Mark Townsend, the Student Code calls for student government to hold a special election every month until all the seats in Congress are filled. But there have been empty seats in Congress for years, he said.

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Bill Might Limit Some Liberties

Some educational and political leaders are expressing fear that America's cry for tighter security measures after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks might result in a decrease in civil liberties. Since Sept. 11, legislators have been debating about how to create a sense of normalcy in the country, both economically and in terms of security.

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Chapel Hill Woman Presses Town for Better Drainage

Staff writer Marian Meyer wasn't angry when her church basement was flooded with silt and runoff from Rosemary Street last year. But Moore made sure that the needs of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church were heard at a public forum held by the Chapel Hill Town Council on Monday night. "It isn't the town's fault when you get six inches of rain," she said. "If we don't tell them what the problems are then they can't respond."

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Young Participates in Lighting Tour

"I found one!" said Student Body President Justin Young, eagerly pointing out a nonfunctioning light on campus. Young accompanied safety officials Tuesday evening on a walk through the UNC campus for their semiannual lighting tour, during which they assess campus safety at night. On the tour, the group looks for nonfunctioning lights, overgrown foliage and dark areas that might need lighting, said Lt. Angela Carmon, the crime prevention officer for the Department of Public Safety.

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Final Vote on District Maps Delayed

RALEIGH -- Democrats delayed a final vote on a new state House district map that attempts to strengthen their control of the chamber after their fragile majority wavered on the floor Wednesday. Two black Democrats who grudgingly voted Tuesday to support the party leaders' boundaries took the floor Wednesday to criticize the map for failing to bolster minority representation. "I think we don't have a sufficient number of majority-minority districts," said Rep. Mary McAllister, D-Cumberland, referring to districts with black populations of at least 50 percent.

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New Order Revitalizes '80s Synth-Pop Groove

New Order Get Ready 4 Stars New Order's new album is like a very comfortable piece of clothing that you bought in the '80s but are not embarrassed to wear out in public today. Get Ready showcases New Order's impressive ability to preserve the past without reliving it. Although the album has sounds like your cookie-cutter '80s synth-pop band, it lacks the repackaged feeling too common with established bands who have found their style and refuse to change.

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Nectarine Gets Lost In Maelstrom of Sound

The Nectarine No. 9 Received Transgressed & Transmitted 3 Stars Ever since musical pioneers like Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa gave the rock community permission to be as weird as they wanted to be, countless bands have tried to follow in their wake. Received Transgressed & Transmitted, the latest album by British group The Nectarine No. 9, fights like hell to equal the bizarre innovation of Beefheart and Zappa, and, to the band's credit, they almost get it right.

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Children Entertain With Rollicking Folk

Jump Little Children Thursday, October 11 3 Stars If Jump, Little Children's latest album was an emotional roller coaster ride through the ups and downs of love, then the band took its audience on the same unpredictable journey at the Cat's Cradle. Playing before a sold-out crowd at the Cradle, the acoustic-funk popsters alternated between tracks from Vertigo and older material, mixing high-energy tunes with introspective ballads for a show that seemed to leave the audience in a carnival-esque feeling of dizzy exhilaration.

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Film Soundtrack Still Fascinates After 26 Years

While the whole idea of "Don't dream it/Be it" appeals to everyone on some level, there are ultimately two types of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" aficionados. The first appreciate the film for the shameless glee it exudes. For these, "Rocky Horror" is good, not-so-clean fun, and it's not unlike the naughty expression on Marilyn Monroe's face when her pure white dress blew upward in in the breeze.

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