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Saturday June 12th

National Poltics


Families Compare New, Old UNC

It is hard to imagine UNC without such buildings as Davis Library, the Center of Dramatic Arts or the Dean Dome. But this was the University just a generation ago. And because this weekend is Carolina Family Weekend, students whose relatives also are UNC alumni get a chance to compare the University they know to the university of old. In the time it has taken Jenny Wortham to exit high school and become a sophomore and Patrice High a junior, UNC has undergone dramatic changes.

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Ruling Challenges Red-Light Cameras

As several N.C. cities begin to install red-light cameras at busy intersections, such cameras are receiving legal challenges in at least one city in the nation. In July, the N.C. General Assembly passed a bill allowing a handful of municipalities throughout the state, including Chapel Hill, to operate red-light camera if they post warning signs near intersections and develop an out-of-court appeals process.

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Reflection on Mistake in History

I feel overwhelmed. I've sat in front of the TV for hours -- listening to analysts discuss terrorism and watching the clip of the plane going through the south tower of the World Trade Center. I've read at least a dozen newspaper articles about the tragedies. Even the foreign newspapers have those awful pictures of the burning buildings on the top of their Web pages with headlines about terrorism in the United States. I can't even check my e-mail without seeing a picture on the Netscape home page of a woman covered in debris, crying.

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Started Out as Just a Second Day at Work

ARLINGTON, Va. -- I woke up Tuesday morning anxiously anticipating my second day of work. I scrambled out of bed and desperately tried to make sense of the Washington metro system so that I wouldn't be late this soon after my job had started. After agonizing over which bus to catch and where to take it, I groggily headed to what I hoped was the right bus stop.

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Schools Offer Services to Stranded Students

Triangle college students wanting to rejoin their families in light of Tuesday's terrorist attacks will find their short-term travel options limited. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded commercial flights after hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning. But the FAA began to allow limited air travel Wednesday for flights forced to land prematurely Tuesday morning. According to CNN, senior FAA officials say the flight restrictions will start to be lifted sometime today.

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Student Emphasizes That Violence Shouldn't Come Out of Anger About Event

TO THE EDITOR: I believe that many of us are still trying to sift through the chaos of Tuesday's events. Not surprisingly, the grief many are communicating is mingled with anger. In some cases, this anger seems almost hostile. Some people are expressing their anger as hatred. I believe our real enemy lies within. It is the hatred we feel. I further believe that by harboring it, we are just as evil as the terrorists that piloted the planes.

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"Today We Are All Family"

Students searching for answers lined up in the aisles of Carroll Hall's auditorium Wednesday afternoon, waiting for a chance to approach a microphone and ask UNC experts for help in understanding Tuesday's tragedies. Three UNC faculty members shared specialized knowledge of terrorist attacks and national security while fielding student questions. The subject matter ranged from terrorist motives to the appropriate emotional response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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Fox's Battle of Sexes Proves Far From Ghettofabulous

Two Can Play That Game 2 Stars Men are simple-minded, easily manipulated creatures who need to be controlled by their women with a set of fail-safe rules. Or so the makers of "Two Can Play That Game" would have us believe. The latest release from writer-director Mark Brown ("How to be a Player") explores the battle of the sexes and the games people play.

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UNC Blood Drive Attracts Masses

Wednesday's blood drive at Berryhill Hall was scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but by 2 p.m. signs were posted that read, "Blood drive full for today." But American Red Cross volunteers are still encouraging people to donate. The drive acquired 65 units of blood by 2 p.m., exceeding the Orange County Red Cross' original goal of 40 units. The Red Cross is collecting blood to help meet needs in New York and Washington, D.C., the sites of two of Tuesday's three terrorist attacks.

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Officials Address State's Safety Concerns

Local and state agencies in North Carolina were largely unaffected by Tuesday's terrorist attacks, but some officials say not everything is business as usual. All exits to and from Fort Bragg were blocked Wednesday. Personnel entering the base had their cars and belongings searched before admittance. Vicki Bailey, a transfusion supervisor at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, said she spent four hours in traffic to get to work. "I agree with everything being done, but it's just unreal," she said. Schools statewide did not change schedules.

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Leaders Encourage Strength, Restraint

Under the glaring noon sun, Chancellor James Moeser's voice rang out in Polk Place on Wednesday, silencing a crowd of 10,000 students, faculty members and residents. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted," Moeser said, standing erect behind a podium positioned on the South Building steps. The booming biblical passage initiated a scheduled time of reflection for which Moeser suspended classes from noon to 2 p.m.

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Red Light Cameras `Orwellian'

On Oct. 22, 2000, at 2:48 a.m., a Fayetteville traffic camera installed to catch red-light runners snapped a picture of a deviant driver's license plate. A citation was issued to 77-year-old Chapel Hill resident Lucille Moorefield. Was this another case of a late-night senior citizen joyrider? No. This was a case of mistaken identity. Moorefield wasn't in Fayetteville -- and she wasn't driving in the middle of the night.

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Newest Righteous Babes Stay Hard

Bitch and Animal Eternally Hard 4 Stars One time, after flipping past a public television showing of an avant-garde dance troupe that hooted, grunted and wrestled, my father mused to me, "I don't think Jesse Helms would call that art ..., and I don't know if I would either."

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ACC Sports Postponed For 3 Days

Balancing the need to stand strong and continue its scheduled week and the need to respect the massive loss of life, the ACC chose Wednesday to pause, but not cancel its athletic events through Saturday. North Carolina's 1:30 p.m. Saturday football game against Southern Methodist has been rescheduled for Dec. 1. "That game is going to get played, absolutely," UNC-Chapel Hill Director of Athleticck Baddour said.

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Carrboro Police Take Part in High-Speed Chase

Carrboro police arrested an 18-year-old male Tuesday morning after he took police on a chase that lasted more than five hours. Juan Daniel Martinez, 18, of C3 112 Hwy 54 in Carrboro, initiated the high-speed chase that later led to a foot-chase while driving a teal, 1993 Ford Taurus by speeding up when a Carrboro officer initiated a traffic stop at 8:57 p.m. Monday night, reports state.

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Muslims, Allies Unite To Fight Intolerance

"Fuck the Arabs. Kill them all." Angry words shouted from a Franklin Street motorist disrupted a peace vigil outside the post office Wednesday, leaving participants dumfounded and devastated. "People are very emotionally volatile," said Dawn Peebles, a 1998 UNC graduate who attended the vigil, which was aimed at curbing retaliations after three terrorist attacks Tuesday. "There's a hysteria and it's completely irrational. It's really upsetting to hear things like that."

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Self-Taught Musician Promotes Dancing Barefoot

It's not often you meet a folk singer/songwriter who readily admits he grooves to 'NSync. It's not often you meet someone as unusual as Chapel Hill native Andy Kuncl. If there's something strangely familiar about Kuncl's name (pronounced Cun-cell. "It's like pencil ... sorta," he explained) it's because you've undoubtedly seen it on countless fliers and posters around town.

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Student Urges Others to Help Out Relief Efforts by Giving Blood, Donations

TO THE EDITOR: As we collectively struggle to deal with horrific terrorist attacks from Tuesday, we should remember the many who need assistance in many ways. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the remainder of the week, a table will be set up in the Pit where you can learn about helping those harmed by this tragedy. Up-to-date information about blood drives will be on hand, as well as information on how to volunteer towards helping others. You can also donate money for the local and national American Red Cross.

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Family Weekend Still Planned Sans Football

Despite Tuesday's tragic events, UNC's annual Carolina Family Weekend will continue as planned -- almost. In light of terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, ACC officials decided Wednesday to postpone UNC's home football game against Southern Methodist University, a main feature of Family Weekend. "We're continuing with Family Weekend with or without the ball game," said Sheila Hrdlicka, parents' programs coordinator. Other activities planned include informational seminars for parents, concerts, a barbecue and a brunch.

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