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Saturday June 12th

National Poltics


New Feature Allows Students To Avoid UNC Mass E-mails

Many UNC students say they have noticed an increase in the mass e-mails sent to their University accounts this year. And officials say there is now a way students can block some of these messages from filling their inboxes. The University started sending mass e-mails to students about a year ago, said Steve Cornelison, director of data management. As departments and organizations have seen the benefits of this form of advertising, the volume has rapidly increased, he said.

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`It was the Scariest Thing I'd Ever Seen'

People were screaming. Women were crying. Smoke filled the air and made it difficult to see. Confusion engulfed the streets of New York City on Tuesday. And former North Carolina basketball walk-on Jim Everett was in the middle of it all. Shortly after 9 a.m., a woman in Everett's Series 7 stockbroker exam class received a call on her cell phone. She told the class that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center -- only three blocks from their class at 17 Battery Park.

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Community Mourns Over U.S. Tragedy

At 8:50 a.m. Friday, almost exactly three days after the first shocking terrorist attack occurred, more than 175 Chapel Hill residents gathered solemnly in front of the town post office. The town of Chapel Hill organized Friday's vigil in response to President Bush's declaration that Friday would be a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for victims of the attacks.

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UNC, Town Debate Cost-Sharing Plan

A proposed cost-sharing agreement between UNC and Chapel Hill was referred back to the town manager Monday night after residents and local officials voiced concern about the University's intentions. The proposal in front of the town, developed by Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and Chancellor James Moeser, negotiates the sharing of financial responsibilities regarding the University's development.

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Campuses Consider Private Bookstores

Barnes & Noble Booksellers is one of many contractors slated to propose running student bookstores on various campuses across the UNC system, although UNC-Chapel Hill officials say they are not considering the option. After a mandate in 1995 prohibiting UNC-system schools from allowing external contractors to privatize bookstores expired during the summer, many schools have begun pursuing contractors such as Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc., a company affiliated with the mega-chain Barnes & Noble.

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Decor Differs at Local Coffee Shops

Anyone wanting to find both energy and nourishment doesn't have to look far for a coffee shop in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. On Franklin Street, one can pick from franchised coffee shops that dot college towns across the country and indie coffee shops that are indigenous to Chapel Hill itself. Starbucks Coffee and Caribou Coffee are two of the more conspicuous chain coffee shops. Both are located near the busiest intersection in Chapel Hill -- the Franklin and Columbia streets crossing. But each shop has atmospheres that differ enough to attract a variety of customers.

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Gas Prices Rise After Tragedy

Despite reports around the nation of skyrocketing gas prices in response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks, local stations have kept prices steady. Most Chapel Hill stations are still charging around $1.40 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel. But rumors have circulated about prices as high as $5 per gallon in some parts of the country in response to the possibility of tightening supplies in the Middle East. "I've seen on the news where prices have hit close to $5 in Mississippi and Kansas," said Brooks Rollins, a UNC sophomore.

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Letter To The Editor

First, let me tell you that I am completely safe at home with my family in Darien, Conn. I feel compelled, however, to talk about some of what I saw Tuesday, just over one block east of the World Trade Center complex, where I was at work in New York City.

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Sports Briefs

UNC Volleyball Cancels Tourney, to Play Sunday The North Carolina volleyball team cancelled this weekend's Carolina/Nike Classic and instead plays its home opener against William & Mary at 3p.m. Sunday. UNC (4-3) was scheduled to play Pepperdine, Georgia and Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the tournament. Instead North Carolina opens its home campaign at Carmichael Auditorium against the 5-1 Tribe. UNC-G Comes to Town To Face Men's Soccer The North Carolina men's soccer team will play UNC-Greensboro at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fetzer Field.

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Peace-Loving People Must Unite to `Wipe Out' World's Fanatic Zealots

TO THE EDITOR: As the details of the U.S.A. devastation trickle through, one is convinced this was carried out by individuals with different values from the rest of us freedom- and democracy-loving human beings. It should be hard for all of us to have any sympathy to any group/country that would support/perpetrate such acts anywhere on this or any other planet. Celebrating such devastation, suffering and disregard for human life is not compatible with humanity as I know it.

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UNC Graduate, Singer/Songwriter to Perform

When singer-songwriter Tad Dreis passed by another musician's tip jar, he put a few dollars in on his way out the Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro. A close acquaintance with the tip jar himself, Dreis knows the life of the coffee-shop musician. "Well, it's like any service industry ...

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Relief Compact Officials Delay Leadership Switch to N.C.

North Carolina is slated to take over the role of the lead state in the Emergency Management Assistance Compact by the end of the month -- a transfer of responsibility that was schedule to take place earlier this week. Compact officials decided Tuesday to delay the shift in leadership from Iowa to North Carolina due to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C., New York and Pennsylvania.

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RDU Opens For Limited Travel

RALEIGH -- Raleigh-Durham International Airport reopened Thursday night to serve a handful of passengers in the wake of the worst terrorist attack in the nation's history. Only about 30 passengers were trying to find flights in the almost-deserted airport -- in stark contrast to the 50 police and security guards patrolling the airport and manning metal detectors.

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Students Demand Answers From Experts at Forum

Emotions ran high Thursday night as hundreds of people gathered to hear experts discuss the political and economic ramifications of Tuesday's terrorist attacks but ended up confronting each other's fear, anger and sorrow instead. The panel discussion, entitled "Understanding the Attack on America" and sponsored by the General Alumni Association, was intended to help students, local residents and alumni find answers to the questions confronting them in the wake of Tuesday's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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Parents to Get Taste of College Life

Their children have fallen in love with the classes, Franklin Street, the Old Well, and Carolina sports. Now, the Carolina Parents Office hopes to enchant students' families by showcasing the University during the annual Carolina Family Weekend activities taking place this weekend. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of student opportunities found at UNC, spanning the study abroad program to musical events, during the weekend.

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UNC Group Joins Crusade for Tibetan Independence

A new student group will link UNC to an international organization working for freedom in Tibet. Students for a Free Tibet, a nonprofit organization seeking an end to Chinese occupation in the nation of Tibet, will include UNC among its 400 chapters across the globe, beginning next week. The UNC chapter is founded by Scott O'Day, a sophomore music major who said he conceived the idea last spring at a meeting for the Duke University chapter of the group.

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New Eateries Ready for Family Weekend

Chapel Hill residents and Carolina Family Weekend visitors have many new reasons to be excited. Since April, 11 restaurants and shops have opened or have been slated to open for business, with the latest addition being Campenella's Cafe and Art Gallery located at 416 W. Franklin St. The gallery/coffee shop hybrid recently opened after about 2 1/2 months of demolition, remodeling and decoration for the 1,200 square foot location. "I started from scratch and basically demolished and redid everything myself," Campenella said.

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Weekend for Wining, Dining UNC Students

Not even two months into the school year, some students realize how much they miss their parents once they reach for their wallets and find out the money mom and dad gave them in August isn't spreading out so well. So Carolina Family Weekend is a chance for students to catch up with their parents, show them around the campus and most importantly, as some students say, eat for free at some of the more expensive local restaurants.

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Shop Until You Drop in Chapel Hill

Families looking to deck themselves or their little Tar Heels out in Carolina Blue this Carolina Family Weekend should keep one place in mind for their shopping needs: Franklin Street. But most store owners said the weekend will just be business as usual when it comes to providing UNC-related merchandise and memorabilia.

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