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Sunday September 26th

National Poltics


Terrorist Attacks Might Shape Future Construction

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, investors and businessmen might be unwilling to shoulder the high costs associated with construction of skyscrapers and other prominent buildings. The increased costs could include higher insurance premiums and greater materials costs, which would potentially stem from stricter building code standards. Duke University engineering Professor Henry Petroski said the recent terrorist attacks might also delay construction of tall buildings already in the works.

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UNC Alumna Reflects On Past, Urges Students To Not Boo Players

TO THE EDITOR: I listened in dismay Saturday as Woody Durham described UNC fans booing their quarterback and players during the ECU game. What, I thought, would possess anyone -- student or other Carolina fan -- to boo anyone working so hard, even if those efforts aren't always successful? Not five minutes later, Woody turned to describing the halftime ceremony -- former Coach Bill Dooley and his 1971 championship team was being honored.

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Reis' Kills Help UNC Down Georgia Tech

Just when it looked like the North Carolina volleyball team was down and out, Nicole Reis picked up her teammates and carried them to victory. The Tar Heels, losing 8-1 in the decisive fifth game against Florida State on Friday night, were on the verge of losing their first ACC match. But Reis had other ideas. After the sophomore outside hitter brought UNC closer with a couple strong kills, Reis made a diving dig on a shot by Seminole middle hitter Norisha Campbell. Reis then won the point with an emphatic kill just outside the 10-foot line to cut FSU's lead to three.

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Student Group Hosts Forum For Candidates

The Young Democrats sponsored a forum Monday night to introduce candidates for the Nov. 6 Chapel Hill mayoral and Town Council elections. All three of the candidates for mayor and nine of the 10 candidates for Town Council were in attendance.

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Student Mugged on Campus Early Friday

Ana Hummel felt safe walking down a well-lighted campus road within sight of her residence hall. Unfortunately, Hummel discovered the hard way that it can be dangerous to walk through campus alone. On her way home from Franklin Street early Friday morning, an unknown assailant attacked the UNC senior on Stadium Drive. Police reports state that Hummel noticed a black Honda Civic stopped on Stadium Drive and a man getting out of the car and starting to walk in her direction.

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Local Groups Hope To Register Voters

With the deadline for voter registration fast approaching, local groups are hustling to provide registration forms in hopes of increasing voter turnout. The deadline for residents to fill out a voter registration card is Oct. 12 -- this Friday. After registering, voter information cards are mailed to Orange County voters with their voter precinct and the location of their polling site. This election year, both the Carrboro and Chapel Hill mayoral seats are up for grabs.

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Trustees Take Over Technology

A state budget provision will not severely affect UNC-Chapel Hill's information technology policies, but members of the UNC-system Board of Governors say the policy could benefit the UNC system as a whole. The provision, which the N.C. General Assembly passed two weeks ago, gave control of information technology implementation and management to individual UNC-system schools.

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Students React to Retaliation

This week's American and British air strikes on Afghanistan triggered a variety of UNC student responses, ranging from unconditional support to outright anger. Some students said they are surprised and even shocked at the strikes because they did not anticipate them so soon. But many said they felt retaliation was inevitable. "I was shocked because I didn't expect this to happen so quickly and really thought there would be more warning," said sophomore Laura Buchanan. Regardless of students' surprise at the attacks, opinions of the air strikes remain divided.

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Grease Fire Prompts Evacuation of Lenoir

A small grease fire at the Burger King in Lenoir Dining Hall left hundreds of students unharmed but out in the cold Monday night. At about 7:25 p.m., officials evacuated everyone in the building when smoke activated the dining hall's fire alarm. Chapel Hill Fire Department officials who responded to the scene said the alarm was set off by smoke from a grease fire behind the counter at the Burger King, located downstairs in Lenoir. Fire department officials said the fire was accidentally generated from a french fry cooker located in the kitchen of Burger King.

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Poppy Plants, Foreign Policy All Connected

Hell Up In Harlem Opium and heroin will be back baby -- in a big way. And the world's addiction to drugs will be used to fund Taliban efforts against U.S. military strikes. That crazy Nancy Reagan. She thought she could get rid of this timeless drug addiction just by saying no! Silly rabbit, hits are for kids! The United States is now at the forefront of two ambiguous wars - "The War on Drugs" and "The War on Terrorism." The two have come full circle and are one and the same.

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ECU Gains $1.5 Million After Its Upgrade in Classication

Post-graduate education opportunities within the UNC system will receive additional funding and support because of budget decisions the N.C. General Assembly made last month. East Carolina University received $1.5 million of the state budget to fund the university's doctoral programs. The money rewards ECU's growing research activities and its recent upgrade in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. The Carnegie Classification System is a set of guidelines the UNC system has used as a measuring stick for system campuses.

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Senior Class President Urges Class to Vote on Unsung Founders Gift

TO THE EDITOR: Seniors -- as you walk around campus, every day your eyes meet another class's legacy; every day you inevitably will see a senior class gift. Seniors, the time has come to leave our mark on campus -- we must now leave our legacy for future students to encounter. Unsung Founders gift option is in a league of its own. I strongly believe that this option is head and shoulders above the others (not to say that the marquee and the scholarship will not enhance our campus).

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Choosing The Right Senior Class Gift

Six UNC alumni have been confirmed dead after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center -- not to mention the many other nameless UNC friends and family who have not yet been confirmed. Each one of us has a connection to these people -- it might not be by blood or acquaintance, but it's still strong. My senior year has been tainted with evil and the present reality of war. Things that I might have felt were very important before are not nearly as pressing now.

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Police Roundup

University Sunday, Oct. 7 -Reports state that Forest Theatre landscaping was damaged at 9:45 a.m. with damages totaling $500. Saturday, Oct. 6 -Attempted theft of a television from Joyner Residence Hall was reported at 10:54 a.m. Reports state that the damage totaled $2,500. Friday, Oct. 5

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UNC Receivers Exploit ECU Zone

Kory Bailey's self-esteem balloon shrank while his frustration grew. Following his team's loss at Texas earlier this season, Bailey and the rest of North Carolina's wide receivers felt the heat when UNC coach John Bunting ripped the group for its lack of consistency. All too often, the Tar Heels' wideouts couldn't find seams in their opponents' defenses.

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Police Outline Oct. 31 Restrictions

Chapel Hill police officials have announced several measures aimed at decreasing the size of the crowd that celebrates Halloween on Franklin Street this year. According to a statement issued Thursday, police plan to restrict parking and traffic within a one-mile radius of Franklin Street during this year's annual celebration. Police barricades will be set up to prevent traffic from entering the area and to monitor pedestrians. "On the night of October 31, 2001, vehicular access to downtown Chapel Hill will be limited," the press release states. "Roads to downtown will be closed.

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Center Chooses Finalists

Officials from the Carolina Center for Public Service have named three final candidates in their search for a new director. The search became necessary when Nick Didow resigned as the center's director almost three months ago to return to a professorship at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. A search committee, headed by Cindy Wolf Johnson, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, screened potential candidates from across the country. "We've done an extensive review of the applicants," Wolf Johnson said.

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