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Wednesday October 20th

National Poltics


Police Nab Local Man For Drugs

Carrboro police recovered 29 grams of cocaine after a Carrboro man fled from officers after a fight early Sunday morning. Randy Burnette, 31, of 112 Eugene St. was arrested and charged with one felony count of trafficking in cocaine. Burnette also was charged with four misdemeanors -- one count of affray, one count of resisting, delaying and obstructing, one count of simple possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, reports state.

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Placing Blame: CIA, History Or Frat Boys?

Milli Vanilli's backup singers said it best, "You've got to blame it on something." Milli Vanilli blamed everything on the rain. The world has grown up since spandex pants and fake dreadlocks captivated the nation. But the message still rings true -- everyone's got to blame someone or something for their own misfortunes. Osama bin Laden, well, he blames the United States, Israel and the world's Jewish population. The United States, well, it blames Osama bin Laden. But I associate blame for the world's precarious situation with an entirely different entity.

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Strife Has Plagued U.S.-Islamic Ties

For the last decade, tension has been a significant theme in the relationship between the United States and many of the world's Islamic countries. Even in times of peace, news from Islamic countries often shows groups of Muslims, discontent with America, burning flags, marching and chanting anti-American slogans. Now, as members of the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group al-Qaida stand accused of plotting and carrying out the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, historians are re-examining the fragile relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.

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Field Hockey Tops Duke

DURHAM -- The North Carolina field hockey team seemed ripe for an upset. After an emotional 1-0 overtime loss to ACC leader Maryland on Saturday, the Tar Heels ventured to Duke on Sunday. UNC faced a squad it had demolished 5-0 on Sept. 29 and had not lost to since Oct. 13, 1981. But the Tar Heels didn't let down and knocked off Duke 3-1. "They could have beaten us today," said North Carolina coach Karen Shelton. "We were very lucky to come away with a victory today. Duke is a well-coached, talented team."

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Congress Confrontation Centers on Appointments

Tuesday's Student Congress meeting involved the usual appropriation of funds to student groups along with a little attitude. The meeting began with an abrupt speech from Finance Committee Chairman Tony Larson. He said his anger was a result of what he called negligence on the executive branch's part in filling several vacant external appointments to committees.

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Men's Soccer Cruises Against Wolfpack

RALEIGH -- North Carolina men's soccer coach Elmar Bolowich said he always expects a rough-and-tumble game from George Tarantini's N.C. State squad. Sunday, Tarantini's Wolfpack did not disappoint as the two teams combined for 37 fouls and four yellow cards. Sandwiched among the fouls and yellow cards, Ryan Kneipper and David Testo each recorded a goal and an assist as the Tar Heels (12-2 overall, 3-1 in the ACC) defeated N.C. State (3-10, 0-5) 4-0 at the Method Road Soccer Complex.

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Report Finds Drugs In Student's System

Toxicology reports released last week show that UNC senior Daniel Walker had cocaine, alcohol and the main ingredient of the drug OxyContin in his system the night he died. Walker, 20, of 92 Pine Hill Drive in Carrboro died Sept. 7 at his residence. One of Walker's roommates found his body around 10:30 a.m. Officials said there was no evidence of foul play. Wednesday, the Carrboro Police Department released information regarding Walker's death obtained from the Orange County Medical Examiner's Toxicology Lab.

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Dorrance Captures 500th Victory

It wasn't like it had never happened before. On a similar chilly October night in 1997, North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance was doused with water to celebrate tallying his 400th career win. But even so, Dorrance wasn't prepared for the aftermath of Thursday's game. When the clock ran out on the match that marked Dorrance's 500th win -- making him the first women's soccer coach to reach such a number -- three of his players ran to the sideline, grabbed a large, orange water cooler and hoisted it up to soak their coach.

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Town, County Officials Examine Response System

Anthrax scares and terrorist attacks nationwide have prompted county and town officials to revisit their local response capabilities. In Chapel Hill, precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of anthrax through the mail. Administrative technician Vickie Hackler now wears latex gloves at work, along with two other employees who handle mail on a daily basis. "They just told us to wear the latex gloves while we are sorting the mail," Hackler said. Precautions at the county level have also recently been reviewed.

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Gas Fire Suspends $1.5 Million OWASA Construction Project

A melted BP sign is the only evidence of a gas fire that raged for more than two hours Tuesday night and sent one Thalle Construction Co., Inc. worker to the hospital. The blaze, which lit up the intersection of East Franklin Street and Estes Drive, began Tuesday at 8:51 p.m. The fire started when a backhoe struck a 4-inch diameter plastic natural gas line and has indefinitely suspended an Orange Water and Sewer Authority construction project outside of Walker's BP Service, 1500 E. Franklin St.

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Players Enjoy, Take Lessons From Dorrance's 500th Win

Seated next to Anson Dorrance at the press conference after Thursday's milestone win, Anne Remy and Danielle Borgman could do little except smile. The seniors, who have won two national championships during their UNC careers, said they were happy to be a part of history. "It's just really nice that we've achieved so much," Remy said. "It's an amazing accomplishment." The wins, national championships and awards are nice, but players said those things are a small part of the man who Thursday became the first NCAA women's soccer coach to win 500 games.

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Officials Test Clinics' Suspicious Packages

N.C. public health officials say they are testing substances contained inside suspicious packages sent to 14 different abortion clinics in North Carolina. The local reports come in the wake of a nationwide scare for Planned Parenthood offices and independent abortion clinics. About 110 of these groups received suspicious envelopes or packages last Monday with white powder in them, The Associated Press reported Oct. 15. None of the suspicious packages tested positive for anthrax. Also Oct. 15, 15 abortion clinics across the state reported receiving a suspicious package.

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Senior Week to Feature Petting Zoo

A petting zoo, field games and a senior bar night are among the highlights of Senior Week, a celebration that kicks off today. The week's events begin at 11 a.m. today with free popcorn in the Pit and run through Thursday. Senior Class Secretary Shawn Brooks said senior week offers a little something for everyone. "Senior Week is important because it marks one of the only times for seniors to come together and unite," Brooks said.

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UNC Spoils Clemson's Homecoming

CLEMSON, S.C. -- In the depths of Death Valley, not much could be heard other than the chatter of North Carolina players late Saturday afternoon. "Is this our homecoming?" Chesley Borders and Derrick Johnson sarcastically asked the Clemson faithful behind the UNC bench as the clock wound down on the Tar Heels' 38-3 triumph over the No. 13 Tigers. "Why are our fans leaving our homecoming?"

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Looking at Dorrance Off Field

I hesitantly peeled the note off of the front door. It instructed me to go right inside. I expected to walk into a fortress of sorts, a castle that housed the king of women's soccer. What pictures could Anson Dorrance possibly have hanging in his house? So many moments during his illustrious career have been captured in publications across the country. Which ones would actually make it on his walls? The door opened easily, and the front hallway looked inviting rather than intimidating.

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Workers Enjoy Freedom of Fair

"Winner! Winner!" calls one carnival worker from the Hoop Shot booth at the N.C. State Fair. "We've got a winner!" A few fairgoers stop and smile as Richard Gustafson, the man behind the voice, hands the lucky contestant a carnival-issue stuffed animal. The air is heavy with the smell of fried dough and grease, and people on rides whiz by in a blur of hair and screams. With an average weekend crowd of more than 220,000, a maze of games and rides greets every person.

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N.C. State Fair Sees Decrease in Attendance

RALEIGH -- Most of this year's N.C. State Fair was nearly identical to previous years -- the Ferris wheel, the games and the funnel cakes. But one regular aspect of the fair has been lacking for the past week -- the public. Attendance at this year's state fair reached 618,557 by Saturday -- far below the 764,951 people that had visited the fair at that point last year. Last year's fair drew a record crowd of 846,724, but it is doubtful that this year's fair will approach that attendance total.

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Campus CalendarToday

6:30 p.m. -- The Student North Carolina Association of Education will have its second meeting. All interested students should meet in 212 Peabody Hall. 7:30 p.m. -- The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies will meet tonight in New West Hall to debate the topic "Resolved: Capability implies responsibility." Everyone is welcome to attend and speak. There will be free food. Editor's Note To submit an event to be printed in Campus Calendar, go to our Web site, http://www.dailytarheel.com.

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Coach's Philosophy, Talent Define Career

It was a rare weekend in Anson Dorrance's life. The man who later would become the winningest women's soccer coach in NCAA history saw his North Carolina men's team lose to Central Florida in overtime. His women's team later tied CFU on that hot August Sunday in 1986.

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