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Wednesday October 20th

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UNC Defensive Unit Stalls Clemson Attack

CLEMSON, S.C. -- When the crystal ball cracked, the North Carolina defense applied its own familiar glue. And it constantly stuck Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler on Saturday, limiting the Heisman Trophy candidate to just 166 yards of total offense in UNC's 38-3 win against the No. 13 Tigers. "Our ability to contain Dantzler is a tribute to the guys working together," said North Carolina coach John Bunting. "There was no special scheme; we just attacked the blocks with vision on the ball carrier."

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Terrapins Snap Volleyball's Win Streak

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 25 North Carolina volleyball team lost its first ACC match of the season Sunday when it fell to Maryland 3-2 (22-30, 30-26, 28-30, 30-22, 14-16) in College Park, Md. The loss snaps UNC's 13-game win streak, but the Tar Heels remain atop the ACC with a 9-1 conference record. North Carolina is 17-4 overall. With the win, Maryland improves to 10-9, 6-5 in conference action. Rowing Takes 14th Place

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Funds May Go to First-Year Seminars

UNC officials are exploring possible uses for the $800,000 earmarked for the Chancellor's Academic Enhancement Fund as part of the contract the University signed with Nike Corp. on Oct. 16. Chancellor James Moeser said last week that the $800,000, which will be paid in 8 yearly installments of $100,000, will be used to benefit undergraduate education. UNC entered into an 8-year contract with Nike last week. The contract -- valued at $28.34 million -- the largest collegiate deal of its kind.

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Proposed Franklin St. Hotel Popular at Public Hearing

Chapel Hill residents and business leaders showed overwhelming support for a proposed West Franklin Street hotel during a public hearing Wednesday night. Robert and Richard Capps, both of Greenville, submitted a request to the Chapel Hill Town Council for a special-use permit to begin construction on The Franklin, a 5-story, 66-room hotel with a parking lot and a meeting room. Council member Pat Evans said the proposed building, to be located at the site of the abandoned Trailways Bus Station, will be brick and reconstituted stone with wooden windows.

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Officials' Views Differ On Admissions Cap

Last year 9,735 out-of-state students applied to UNC-Chapel Hill, a total that is 40 percent higher than the number of in-state applicants. But nearly 8,000 of those students received rejection letters in reply. For many of these denied applicants, their rejections came as a result of the University's only quota related to admissions -- an 18 percent cap on out-of-state freshman enrollment.

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Fall Break Too Short A Vacation

Keeping residence halls open during Fall Break was one of the smartest decisions UNC administrators have made recently. Everyone I talked to who stayed on campus for this year's break enjoyed the freedom offered for the first time. I myself was no exception. About this time last year, I scrambled to get on the road for a five-hour drive home, spent most of my three days there asleep, then drove five hours back.

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New School Sites Discussed

School officials discussed potential sites for a new high school Tuesday to ease overcrowding in the area's public schools. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education proposed four potential locations in the southern part of town, with three located off Smith Level Road and the fourth near U.S. 15-501.

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EOC Ready For Urgent Situations

Trust in the basement of the Department of Public Safety. If a crisis were to affect the University, the best source of information and planning might lie in a room nestled in a maze under the DPS building. Since Sept. 11 University officials, along with other public safety officials in the state, have been preparing UNC's Emergency Operations Center to deal with any situation facing the University.

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Kneipper Thrives in Expanded Role

RALEIGH -- After flicking several headers back at N.C. State goalkeeper Mitchell Watson, North Carolina forward Ryan Kneipper finally got the ball where he wanted it: at his feet. Kneipper didn't have too much luck utilizing his 6-foot-3 frame earlier in the game, so he reverted to his ball skills to finally find the back of the net in UNC's 4-0 win at the Method Road Soccer Complex on Sunday. The junior from Dallas blasted a Mike Gell pass by Watson from five yards out to cap UNC's scoring and to top off a week in which he surged near the top of his team's scoring list.

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UNC Stomps Virginia, Stays on Top of ACC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Outside hitters Nicole Reis and Laura Greene each recorded 18 kills as the No. 25 North Carolina volleyball team defeated Virginia, 3-1 (29-31, 30-18, 34-32, 30-23).With their 13th-consecutive victory, the ACC-leading Tar Heels improve to 17-3, 9-0 in the ACC, while Virginia falls to 5-1, 1-8 in conference action. Five Tar Heels tallied double-digit digs, and setter Eve Rackham totaled 52 assists and 9 kills to narrowly miss a triple double. Krista Buchholz had 13 kills for the Tar Heels, as well. As a team, North Carolina outhit Virginia .215 to .109.

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Tar Heels Look to Stop Clemson QB

Game and time: North Carolina at Clemson. Kickoff is at noon. Site: Memorial Stadium TV/radio: ESPN2 will provide national coverage. The Tar Heel Sports Radio Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360 AM. Records: North Carolina is 4-3, 3-1 in the ACC. Clemson is 4-1, 2-1 in the ACC. Series: Clemson leads 31-17-1.

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Law School Dean Stresses Civil Liberties

The dean of the School of Law told a crowd of about 25 people Tuesday night at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building that civil liberties must not be disrupted, even in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "I do believe that we must act to defend ourselves," said law school Dean Gene Nichol in a speech sponsored by the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense. "(But) can we defend our freedom without giving up our freedom and therefore surrendering to our adversaries?"

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Elections Chance for Hispanics

This year's Carrboro Board of Aldermen election aims to make local government more responsive to a growing chunk of the town. The Hispanic population has been booming in Carrboro. Hispanics now make up 12 percent of the town. Unfortunately, that elevated margin of residency has not translated into an equal amount of participation or representation by the town's government. But two things might help change that Nov. 6. First, bilingual ballots will be offered for Spanish-speaking voters for the first time by the Orange County Board of Elections.

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Family Influential Part Of Stacey Earle's Music

Singer/songwriter Stacey Earle might be raking in critical acclaim for her unique blend of country, pop and folk, but she hasn't forgotten her roots. Earle, who will be performing Sunday at the Carrboro ArtsCenter at 300-G E. Main St., has always relied on her close-knit family for help and support. And she is the first to admit that her family ties have had much to do with her success as a solo artist. Her husband, Mark Stuart, is not only her partner in life but also her partner in music.

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Pickup Hits 65-Year-Old At Full Speed

A Carrboro man was left unconscious Monday night after a vehicle traveling at an estimated 45 mph struck him. Henry Lee Mann, 65, of Carrboro was in serious condition Tuesday evening, a UNC Hospitals spokeswoman said. Mann, who lives off West Poplar Avenue, was in the neurosurgery intensive care unit at UNC Hospitals on Tuesday, the spokeswoman also said. Mann was crossing N.C. 54 Bypass at 8:25 a.m. when a red pickup truck hit him. The vehicle was traveling east on N.C. 54 Bypass between Oleander Road and West Poplar Avenue.

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March Aims to Curb Violence

Holding miniature flashlights and chanting, "Break the silence, end the violence," about 75 marchers walked down Henderson Street on Tuesday evening to raise awareness about domestic violence. The Orange County Commission for Women, the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County, the Orange County Women's Center and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center organized the march to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year's event was the fourth annual march held by the organizations.

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Thefts Reported During Residence Hall Fire Alarm

Officials are advising that campus residents be more cautious when evacuating their residence halls after several students reported that thefts occurred during a fire alarm at Carmichael Residence Hall early Monday morning. Four police reports filed Monday stated that a laptop computer, cash, compact discs and other small items were taken from rooms on the third floor of Carmichael during a fire alarm just after midnight, said Maj. Jeff McCracken of the University police.

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