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Tuesday September 28th

National Poltics


Easley to Continue University Day Tradition

For the UNC community, University Day is a birthday celebration. It's a chance to honor the history of UNC while envisioning its future. This year's University Day convocation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in Memorial Hall. Gov. Mike Easley, who received his undergraduate degree from UNC in 1972, will deliver the keynote address.

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Officials Expect Bond Approval

Officials say Orange County residents might face a 7.5-cent hike in their property taxes if a $75 million bond proposal passes Nov. 6. But local officials are confident this will not deter voters from supporting this year's bond package. Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs said he expects the bond to pass easily despite the potential tax increase because the money will primarily go toward education.

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Chapel Hill Town Council Discusses Transit System

The Chapel Hill Town Council held a work session Wednesday to discuss possible transit systems that would link Chapel Hill and Durham along U.S. 15-501 and counteract possible traffic growth. But after outlining potential solutions, including bus systems and railways, questions still lingered. The consulting group HNTB Inc. started an evaluation of the area in 1995, at the council's request. The council initiated the study to look into the most viable solutions for eliminating congestion along the corridor between Chapel Hill and Durham.

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Pharmacy Grad Student Gives Back in Ghana

In Angela Horn's apartment a small tapestry is draped across an otherwise bare wall. The tapestry is called a Kente cloth, a piece of handmade art she bought in Prampram, Ghana. But Horn, a UNC pharmacy graduate student, did more in Prampram than collect colorful crafts. Through a program called Global Volunteers, she spent three weeks administering medicine to Ghanaian people and returned feeling confident about her future in pharmacy. Horn stayed in the small West African village of Prampram during the summer, working in health clinics for adults and children.

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Senior Class Gives Nod to Unsung Founders

Seniors have voted to dedicate a memorial to honor the black men and women who helped build UNC as their parting gift to the University. The Unsung Founders monument received 44.9 percent of the votes, while a need-based scholarship for a senior received 28 percent and a Memorial Hall marquee garnered 27.1 percent. The memorial, dedicated to blacks who constructed some of the first buildings at UNC, will take the form of a monument to honor their efforts.

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State Denies Funding to UNC-C

UNC-Charlotte officials are disappointed but not surprised by state legislators' decision not to grant money to upgrade the university's Carnegie Classification. As part of this year's budget, East Carolina University received $1.5 million to upgrade its classification. The Carnegie Classification System is a set of guidelines used to evaluate and classify system campuses. It also serves as a basis for allocating funds.

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Wall Comes Down With Ceremony

In an emotional ceremony that featured University drama students and Chapel Hill firefighters, the September 11 Tribute wall in Polk Place was dismantled Thursday. Coordinated by ArtsCarolina, an umbrella organization for various artistic groups on campus, the ceremony took place on the one-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "Today is the end of the 30-day mourning period that President Bush designated for America's firefighters," said Amy Brannock, ArtsCarolina director. "So we decided it would be an appropriate day to remove the wall."

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Legislature Must Clarify BOG's Role

A last-minute addition to a bill state legislators hope will settle legal disputes over diverse representation in the UNC-system Board of Governors is raising some eyebrows -- and rightfully so. The provision, introduced in the Senate Oct. 4, calls for a study of the BOG's overall structure and governing power.

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Board of Elections Seeks New Student Members for 2001-02

TO THE EDITOR: The University of North Carolina's Board of Elections is looking for new members to serve during the 2001-02 campaign season. The purpose of the Board of Elections is to oversee and facilitate campus elections, mediate and resolve any conflicts that may arise, and ensure a smooth transition of power from one administration to the next.

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Volleyball to Tangle With Jayhawks

The North Carolina volleyball team looks to extend its 11-game winning streak Friday night when it hosts the Kansas Jayhawks at 9 p.m. in Carmichael Auditorium. The match will be part of the "Midnight With The Tar Heels" festivities and will precede the men's basketball team's first practice of the season at midnight.

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New Center Opens For Neuroscience

The dedication of the new Neuroscience Research Building on Thursday was more than a photo opportunity -- University officials called it a major step in medical research at UNC. "This is the beginning of what might be a number of happy occasions," said Jeffrey Houpt, dean of the School of Medicine. The 35,000 square-foot building will house both clinicians and scientists. Research there will focus on brain development and neurological disease.

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Students Propose Open Market

Three UNC students petitioned the Chapel Hill Town Council on Wednesday night in hopes of converting a Franklin Street parking lot into a town plaza. The parking lot, designated as No. 5 by the town, is located across from University Square on West Franklin Street. This area is a part of the town's Downtown Small Area Plan, which was adopted in March 2000 to encourage residential and office development downtown. Sophomores Florian Moeller and Tiffany Kiernan and junior Alice Teich presented to the council ideas for an open air market to be created in the No. 5 parking lot.

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Forging Surrogate UNC Families

Day Kim knows searching for a niche amid 24,000 students at UNC can be challenging, but for her and other freshmen, there's a solution: Residential Learning Programs, or theme housing. Housed in Teague, Cobb, Carmichael and Ehringhaus residence halls, theme houses unite a diverse group of students with common interests such as speaking Spanish, living well, focusing on women's perspectives and learning about the health sciences. Students work, live and play together to form a special UNC experience.

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N.C. House Again Delays Passage of Redistricting Plan

RALEIGH -- Democratic leaders sent N.C. House representatives home for a week Thursday without a redistricting plan in place after it became clear the party's plan didn't have enough votes. While Democrats have a slim 62-58 majority, five black Democrats unhappy with minority representation in the proposal derailed efforts by Speaker Jim Black to get it approved this week.

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Barometer

Scary Monsters Chapel Hill police announced that they'll be cracking down at the Franklin Street Halloween bash. Because drunken mobs always respond so well to a large police presence. Burn, Baby, Burn Lenoir Dining Hall was evacuated Monday night when a grease fire broke out. Fights, arrests, fires: You'd be safer dining in downtown Kabul. Well, Duh Rush Limbaugh, G. Gordon Liddy and other conservative commentators from across the country have recently accused UNC of being"liberal." In other breaking news, water is wet.

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Safe Zone Kicks Off, Offers Chance to Be LGBT Ally

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, the kickoff event for UNC Safe Zone -- a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff -- took place in the Pit on Thursday. A rainbow-colored arch of balloons and two cakes with rainbow icing complemented the festive atmosphere in the Pit as students gathered at noon. Although this program has existed for four years, it is being revamped this year, said Marcie Fisher, diversity advocacy and research training coordinator for Student Health Service.

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Opening Act Upstaged Unremarkable Athenaeum

Athenaeum Cat's Cradle October 6, 2001 3 Stars Athenaeum fed the Cat's Cradle crowd some very meaty music, but they would have done better to serve some more filler. The Greensboro rock band, which has been attracting a small legion of fans for several years, is known for its 1998 hit "What I Didn't Know" and has recently re-released its self-titled debut.

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Chief of Police Addresses Racial Profling

Department of Public Safety officials gave the campus community a chance Wednesday to voice concerns about racial discrimination among campus law enforcement officers. As part of Race Relations Week, the Black Student Movement sponsored a brief open forum in the Upendo Lounge on the top floor of Chase Hall. University Police Chief Derek Poarch led the forum, which was organized to discuss safety issues on campus, focusing on racial profiling against minority students and measures the University police have taken to prevent it.

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