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Tuesday November 30th

National Poltics


Precautions Overkill on Halloween

You hear it all the time: Chapel Hill is a special town, with a special atmosphere. Local politicos tout the sense of community, and most people would agree that Chapel Hill exhibits a vibrancy you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in this state. That sense of uniqueness is exemplified by Halloween night on Franklin Street.

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BSM Month Aims for Awareness

Education and entertainment are on the agenda for November, Black Student Movement Month at UNC. Carmen Scott, an executive assistant for the BSM, said more events have been planned for this year's BSM Month than any previous year's. Scott said each event is sponsored by either a BSM subgroup or committee. One of the most anticipated events of the month is the 51st Year of Integration Ceremony, Scott said. She said the BSM has contacted some of the University's first black students to speak about their experiences and history at UNC. The event will be held Nov.

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Native American Heritage Gets Month in Spotlight

Carolina Indian Circle and Alpha Pi Omega sorority members hope events they have planned to celebrate Native American Heritage Month will improve the environment for UNC's Native American students. November's events will include film screenings, lectures and art workshops. The events kicked off on Nov. 1 with a screening of "In the Light of Reverence," a film about how popular culture has tried to destroy Native American spiritual sights. Events continue today at 4:00 p.m.

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Duke's Party Monitor System Meant to Keep Students Safe

Duke University recently implemented a party monitor program designed to ensure the safety of students at on-campus parties. The Alcohol Policy Review Committee at Duke reviewed and rewrote the school's policy on drinking on campus in the summer of 2001. The November 1999 death of a student from alcohol consumption related complications prompted the examination, which was conducted by a committee consisting of both faculty and students. Sue Wasiolek, assistant vice president of student affairs at Duke, said the main reason for the program is to promote a safe and responsible party

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Finance Reform Takes Back Seat to Homeland Security

Debate about campaign finance reform has been overshadowed recently by an influx of legislation related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- but some politicians are prepared to re-examine the issue in the coming months. Campaign finance reform focuses on soft money contributions to political candidates. Soft money is funding channeled to a candidate through various groups in an effort to avoid legally mandated limits on donations. The most prominent legislation proposed in Congress to reform campaign finance laws is the McCain-Feingold Bill, proposed by Sen.

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5 Candidates Try for 3 Seats on School Board

Managing systemwide growth and improving minority student achievement are two goals that appear on the platforms of all five candidates for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education. Nick Didow and Valerie Foushee are running for re-election against newcomers Joel Dunn, Chon Shoaf and Lisa Stuckey.

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Police Roundup

University Sunday, Nov. 4 - Joseph Francis Cannon, 21, of 917 Greenwood Road was arrested for driving while intoxicated at 1:55 a.m., reports state. Police pulled Cannon over for a stop sign violation at Country Club Rd., reports state. Reports state that Cannon blew a .16 on a breath-alcohol test. Cannon was released on a $400 unsecured bond. - Reports state that a radar detector was stolen from a car parked on the second level of the Cardinal Parking Deck at 4:53 p.m. The passenger side window was broken out, reports state.

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Former U.S. Senator Urges Soft Money Opposition

Former U.S. Sen. Robert Morgan stressed the need Monday for students to help push the issue of campaign finance reform by working to limit soft money to candidates. Morgan opened with a short history of his political career, in which he served as N.C. attorney general and N.C. senator in addition to holding a position as a U.S. senator. Morgan then quickly turned to the topic of campaign finance reform, which he said was not nearly the problem that it is today many years ago when he ran for office. He said during the five times he ran for state senate he did not ask for any money.

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Register Online All Week To Participate in Dance Marathon on Feb. 22

TO THE EDITOR: "I left the Dance Marathon with aching feet, no energy, but an enthusiastic heart. It was probably the toughest 24 hours of my life, but getting to know the other dancers, the kids and their families makes you want to do it all over again. Without a doubt, dancing has been the highlight of my four years at UNC." -- Jonathan Shaw, dancer, DM 2001. Sound exciting? Dancer application for DM 2002 is this week, Nov. 5-9. Interested students can visit http://www.uncmarathon.org to sign up for what promises to be one of your most memorable experiences at Carolina.

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Students Should Realize Importance of Elections In Our University Town

TO THE EDITOR: Will you be voting for Kevin Foy or Lee Pavao? Do you know who these guys are? What are they running for? What about Mike Nelson and Stacy Smith? Is today Election Day? Determining who will represent your interests in government is one of the privileges of a democracy. At the local level, you can see the tangible results of who has been elected. Policies will reflect the philosophies and beliefs of the newly elected, which may also, depending on whether or not you voted, reflect your philosophies and beliefs.

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Officials Return From Qatar

More than 50 UNC faculty and administrators returned late Monday from a weekend in Qatar aimed at helping officials decide if UNC should start business school campus there. The trip, which Provost Robert Shelton described as occurring "on fairly short notice," was the first opportunity for many faculty members to take an in-depth look at the small Middle Eastern nation where UNC is considering establishing a satellite business school. The proposal, which came about when the wife of Qatar's ruling emir offered UNC an undisclosed amount of money to launch the new campus, has met with som

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Officials Discuss Bioterrorism

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK -- Two U.S. congressmen listened to experts outline goals for bioterrorism preparedness in North Carolina at a roundtable discussion Monday. The two federal lawmakers fielded questions regarding the state's emergency response resources and whether they have been insufficiently allocated. The discussion, held at the N.C.

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Electric Bus Gives Patrons Education, Entertainment

Entering the circus-like tents of the Experience Music Project's Electric Bus, the museum-goer is met with a cacophony of sound. Hank Williams wails about "your cheatin' heart" over the pop strains of Britney Spears singing " ... Baby One More Time," as Jimi Hendrix's piercing guitar fades into the background. As the ears become more accustomed to this assault, people can turn their attention to the exhibits.

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Official Promises Gift to School of Public Health Professorship

A multi-million dollar private donation from a top environmental official has established a new endowed professorship in the School of Public Health. David McNelis, the deputy director of the Carolina Environmental Program and chairman of the Graduate Education Advancement Board, has pledged $2.5 million to the CEP in his will. McNelis has pledged the contribution along with his wife, Gladys. The money will establish the McNelis professorship, administered by the CEP, in the School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. It also will set up grad

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Road Work to Begin Again

Orange Water and Sewer Authority officials rescinded a stop work order Friday that it issued against Thalle Construction Co. after a gas line fire on East Franklin Street last month. OWASA issued the stop work order Oct. 18, two days after a fire broke out at the corner of East Franklin Street and Estes Drive. The fire ignited when Thalle Construction workers struck a gas line while replacing a water main that runs between Chapel Hill and Durham. The construction company met with OWASA, Duke Energy, PSNC Energy, Chapel Hill town officials and the N.C.

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Mayoral Hopefuls Mount Final Pushes

Chapel Hill and Carrboro mayoral candidates made their final campaign push Monday, shaking hands and posting fliers in a last-ditch effort to secure votes for today's election. Chapel Hill mayoral candidates Lee Pavao and Kevin Foy -- both Chapel Hill Town Council members -- spent the day campaigning around the town and talking to people on Franklin Street. Foy, clad in a white and red T-shirt with his name and "mayor" written on it, strolled Franklin Street on Monday afternoon, handing out pamphlets and encouraging residents to vote. "I've been running around, dropping off campaig

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