NATIONAL-POLTICS


11/3/2000 12:00am

Basketball Museum to Take `Blue Heaven' Retrospective

A museum showcasing nearly a century of Carolina men's basketball memorabilia will open its doors to the public for the first time at 10 a.m. today. Blue Heaven Basketball Museum, located at 1840 Airport Road, is the brainchild of owner David Daly, 1978 manager of the Tar Heel men's basketball team. Due to some complications with getting the museum up and running, Daly said he had little time to advertise in full force. "We're having a soft opening .


11/3/2000 12:00am

No Real Difference Between Presidential Front-Runners

TO THE EDITOR: Anyone who votes for Al Gore is not "progressive," and any person who thinks there is any real difference between George W. Bush and Gore is mistaken. Gore's campaign is financed by the same corporate interests that support Bush. Ten of the top 20 donors to both parties are the exact same corporations.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Trio Bounced From Qualifying

Sam Paul would love to have eight months to prepare his men's tennis players instead of eight weeks. Yet that's the downside to playing tennis in the fall. There's simply no time. And the North Carolina coach knows it. "One thing about fall tennis is that we have some guys trying to make certain adjustments on their games, so they're not playing well," Paul said. Working to make those adjustments wasn't easy for North Carolina's Greg Archer, Max Hilkey and Nicholas Monroe on Thursday.


11/3/2000 12:00am

UNC Cornerbacks Face Test Against Panther Wideouts

Game and time: North Carolina at Pittsburgh. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Site: Three Rivers Stadium. TV/radio: The game will be televised on ESPN2. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360-AM. Records: UNC is 3-5 overall, 1-5 in the ACC.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Minority Issues Forum Sparks Heated Discussion

A heated discussion on minority voters and their representation in government Thursday night proved that some college students are anything but apathetic about the presidential election. The Black Student Movement, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cross First and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity Inc. hosted the forum, "Tokenism in the 2000 Elections: Empowering the African-American Voter." The forum gave students an opportunity to interact with representatives of the Al Gore, George W.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Take Advantage Of No-Excuse Voting Before It Ends Today

TO THE EDITOR: I hope students who have moved since the last time they voted will take advantage of the unique opportunity to vote early at the one-stop voting site at Morehead Planetarium. Moving even a short distance can put a voter in a new precinct. If the address has not been changed in advance with the Board of Elections, the voter is in for major delays on Election Day. If the voter goes to the old precinct, he or she must fill out a form, then take it to the new precinct or the transfer site at the Chapel Hill Police Station before being allowed to vote.

11/3/2000 12:00am

Body in Fire Named as UNC Worker

Officials have identified the body of a man found in the rubble of Tuesday night's fire at the Brookstone Apartments complex. The victim, Roger Vanden Dorpel, 51, was employed by UNC Hospitals in the diagnostic radiology department as an X-ray technician. He lived at 1116 Brookstone Apartments. "His co-workers liked him very much, and they are devastated," said Lynn Wooten, spokesman for UNC Hospitals.


11/3/2000 12:00am

McCann, Shelton Earn ACC Honors

North Carolina senior forward Kristen McCann was chosen the ACC field hockey player of the year by the league's five coaches Thursday.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Possibility Of Bomb Closes Hall

Students and faculty members evacuated Sitterson Hall on Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in to the University switchboard. Officials said the call was made to switchboard operators, who then called the UNC Department of Public Safety at about 1:05 p.m. to alert police. Maj. Jeff McCracken, deputy director of DPS, said the unidentified caller gave no specific information. "It was a very brief, nondescript-type threat," he said.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Despite Glitches, No Excuse Voting Deemed a Success

Many N.C. residents have found that there is no excuse for not voting in the 2000 general election. Despite some legal problems, state officials are calling No Excuse absentee voting a success. The new program, aimed at increasing voter turnout, ends today. No Excuse Voting allows people to vote any time during the three weeks preceding the Nov. 7 election. Polling places, including one located at the Morehead Planetarium, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. today. Any voter registered in Orange County can vote at the Morehead Planetarium. Gary Bartlett, N.C.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Faculty Mull Economic Plans of Bush, Gore

Five intriguing UNC professors attracted a small crowd Thursday night to explain the economic policies of the major party presidential candidates. The UNC Economics Club sponsored the event as its first effort to revamp the group, which has been inactive for the past few years.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Restaurants' Peeing Policies Are Fair, Safe

As someone who ended up using a fraternity house's bathroom on Halloween, you would think I'd be against Franklin Street merchants charging noncustomers for using their bathrooms, but I'm not.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Tar Heels Avoid Upset, Advance in ACC Tourney

Assistant SportSaturday Editor DURHAM - In the 12 years of the ACC women's soccer tournament, the only team besides North Carolina to capture the title was N.C.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Locals Endorse Margaret Brown for Orange County Commissioner - letter 3

TO THE EDITOR: We in Orange County have been lucky to have Margaret Brown as a member of our Board of Commissioners for the last four years. One of the easiest things that we can do to try to preserve our quality of life here is to re-elect her. Margaret has shown tremendous leadership and commitment on the Board. She has worked very effectively on many of the real challenges that our area faces: protecting the environment, treating neighborhoods fairly, making sure that our public facilities are not overrun by growth and ensuring that local government is accessible to all citizens.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Political Power at Stake in N.C.

While Republican and Democratic candidates for the 16th District in the N.C. Senate have differing opinions on the merits of the Senate's strong Democratic representation, there is one issue on which they all agree - the importance of education. Incumbent Sens. Howard Lee and Ellie Kinnaird are aiming to regain their posts as representatives of District 16, which includes Orange, Randolph and Moore counties. Their opponents are Republican candidates Bill Boyd, a former member of the N.C.


11/2/2000 12:00am

`Lucky Numbers' Misses The Jackpot With Script

Here's a tip: For those of you who might need some extra cash, don't try to rig a state lottery. Or, if you do, at least attempt not to be as stupid as the characters in "Lucky Numbers." John Travolta plays Russ Richards, a popular, egocentric weatherman at a local TV station in Harrisburg, Penn., who aspires to be a game show host with the fame and fortune of Dick Clark. He adds to his wealth and local renown with a strip-mall snowmobile dealership, but the city experiences an unprecedented winter heat wave, and Richards finds himself unable to maintain his lavish weatherman lifestyl


11/2/2000 12:00am

UNC Men Stay Alive In Singles

Nicholas Monroe knows he has no choice but to play aggressive tennis. And that's just to qualify. Knowing he may log overtime on the court didn't stop the North Carolina freshman from posting an impressive 6-3, 6-2 win Wednesday afternoon against East Tennessee State's Juan Yannuzzi. Monroe will now move on in the qualifying rounds of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Atlantic Regional Indoor Championships at UNC's Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Tournament play begins at 8 a.m. today.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Officials Meet to Discuss Joint Funding

The importance of recreation brought local officials together in a brainstorming session on constructing new area parks. Members from the Chapel Hill Town Council, Carrboro Board of Aldermen and Orange County Board of Commissioners attended an annual discussion Monday to express their hopes and concerns in funding and building potential parks. "I think everyone has their own plan, and now it's time to bring that into focus," said Commissioner Barry Jacobs.