NATIONAL-POLTICS


10/31/2000 12:00am

How Will N.C. Cope if They Don't Pass the Bond?

University advocates who have spoken at length about the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum are relatively speechless about what the state should do if the bond fails a week from today. Voters will decide the fate of the largest bond proposal in state history on Nov. 7. If it passes, the bond will fund capital improvements on the state's public university and community college campuses. Shortly after the N.C.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Case Looks At Finance Reform

About 60 people, including public office seekers previously defeated in elections by opponents with larger campaign chests, crowded into the small courtroom to hear the case, Royal v. State of North Carolina. The coalition, represented by former N.C.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Senior Class President Stands Behind Aquarium, Asks for Student Support

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is written in response to Ashley Stephenson's column entitled "Fish Tank Idea Moronic on Many Levels" that ran in the Oct. 23 edition of The Daily Tar Heel. As we say in the aquarium business, her article just doesn't hold water. Ms. Stephenson begins her critique of the aquarium with the profound statement that she doesn't "like fish;" or "eating them," "smelling them" or "swimming in places where they live." After careful study, I am pleased to inform Ms. Stephenson that the installation of the aquarium will require her to do none of these things.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Flesh, Blood and TalentLie Behind Intangible Plan

All that currently exists of the Master Plan are sterile, technical blueprints mapping out future growth at the University. But behind each of those sketches is a person - a visionary architect, dedicated planner or creative consultant. Here are some of their stories. <b>Jonathan Howes</b> Being hand-picked for jobs by the governor of North Carolina and the chancellor of UNC is an honor most people would love to receive. Jonathan Howes, director of the Master Plan, is one of few people who holds those bragging rights. Howes is a native of Knoxville, Tenn.,


10/31/2000 12:00am

PURSUE Program Helps the University Achieve Diversity

TO THE EDITOR: I want to thank The Daily Tar Heel for commending the PURSUE program ("Granting Opportunity," Oct. 27) for its role in creating opportunities for minorities in graduate programs. I cannot emphasize enough the need for programs such as this. As a recent graduate of this University and as a Native American, I am keenly aware of how under-represented minorities are in higher education, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. I often found myself being not only the sole Native American in my classes, but also the only minority.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Marchers Protest Domestic Violence

The Franklin Street post office provided a stage for Judy Woodall as she sang, spotlighted by street lamps, for participants in the third annual March for Justice on Monday night. "Start a new orbit around a new sun, start a new way around an old one," she sang. Woodall's performance of the song "Burning of the Flame," which she wrote for the event, marked the end of the night's effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and the plight of those who must bear abuse in silence.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Women's Soccer Seeded 3rd in ACC Tournament

The North Carolina women's soccer team (13-3, 4-3 in the ACC) has received the third seed in the ACC tournament, which begins Thursday at Koskinen Stadium at Duke. Losing three games in a season for the first time since 1980, UNC dropped to sixth this week in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. Notre Dame, Washington, Nebraska, Clemson and UCLA make up the top five. Virginia (No. 14), Florida State (No. 16) and Wake Forest (No. 22) are also ranked in the top 25. The Tar Heels will play the opening game of the ACC tournament at 1 p.m.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Nameless, Faceless No More: Residents Share Their Concerns

Clinging to the identity that defines Chapel Hill as home, many residents have growing concerns about development that will come with UNC's Master Plan. A blueprint for development, the Master Plan eventually will impact the historic neighborhoods surrounding campus.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Looking to Bridge the Racial Gap

Most of those who place themselves in the public spotlight manage eventually to say or do something that they regret. I am not an exception. About seven weeks ago, I found myself with 200 words of blank space at the end of my column.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Police Roundup

<b>Police Arrest Student For Embezzlement</b> A student employee at UNC Student Stores was arrested last week for embezzling $2,985 from the register of the textbook section of the store. William Patrick Bone III, a senior biology major from Elm City, was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzlement, police reports state. He was released on a written promise to appear in court. "Student Stores called us and reported that they were having money embezzled," said Lt.


10/31/2000 12:00am

A Vote for Ralph Nader Could Hand Election To George W. Bush

TO THE EDITOR: Students might be wondering whether they should vote for Al Gore or Ralph Nader. Here are a few things to consider. Without a doubt Nader makes some telling points against Gore, but he is dead wrong in arguing that the two parties are nothing but Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The environment: Can anyone doubt that Gore would deal with such matters as oil drilling in pristine Alaska preserves differently than Gov.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Police Haunt Franklin For a Happy Halloween

Law enforcement officials will be out in full force tonight as Franklin Street endures its yearly Halloween barrage of costumed revelers. Chapel Hill interim Police Chief Greg Jarvies said Franklin Street would be closed from Mallette Street to Raleigh Street and there would be about 260 officers on hand keeping things safe. "The key for us is to keep the area that's closed off on Franklin Street free from alcohol, flammable materials and weapons," Jarvies said. Jarvies said that the last couple of years there were between 40,000 and 60,000 people out enjoying the Halloween sce


10/31/2000 12:00am

Is North Carolina bound to the bond?

Almost exactly a year ago, I set out with two other intrepid reporters and a photographer on an expedition around North Carolina to find out what the UNC system means to the people of this state. We talked to a fisherman, an engineer, a dentist, a businessman, a farmer. They live in cities, port towns and rural communities. Some of them live far from any UNC school.


10/30/2000 12:00am

Nader Not Ideal Candidate For U.S. Progressive Voters

Last Friday, an article in The Daily Tar Heel reported the alarming fact that Ralph Nader might draw enough votes from Al Gore to elect George W. Bush as our next president. Nader's press secretary claimed that "the notion that Nader votes could cost Gore the election was a campaign trick put out by Gore's campaign." If this is true, why is the Republican Leadership Council running pro-Nader TV ads in battleground states? Why are pro-choice groups running ads against Nader?


10/30/2000 12:00am

Town Sweats Sprawling UNC Campus

How big is big enough? As UNC's campus continues to grow, many people worry that the University will start spilling into neighborhoods despite efforts by officials to preserve the town's small size. In September, a revised edition of the Master Plan for UNC was unveiled. This blueprint will guide University development over a 25- to 50-year period. But the University is not an island unto itself, and the UNC Master Plan will affect not only the campus, but also the areas surrounding it.


10/30/2000 12:00am

Labor Unions Help Defend The American Way of Life

The history of the changes in how well or poorly most Americans live is largely the history of the rise and decline of labor unions. What would America be like if there were no minimum wage and no weekends? What if your boss required you to work seven days a week, 14 hours a day, in dangerous conditions? What if there were no health and safety regulations, no child labor laws, no protection for whistle-blowers, no recourse at all for mistreated, underpaid employees but to find another job? And what if every job you might find meant the same long hours, low pay and dehumanizing work?


10/30/2000 12:00am

Private Musings Reveal Mysteries of Male Culture

One travels life's chaotic road in a search intended for clarity of mind. Often, society questions much of what the sexes contribute to one another. Collective collaboration on such a topic has propelled me to comment on the existence and pupose of the "guy." Because I have humbly been granted guy status by the powers that be (don't ask who they are), attempts will be made in efforts to seep through the endless mounds of a man's psyche.


10/30/2000 12:00am

Don't Kill Your Cash Stash - Invest

Kofi Bofah Philosophy .22 You want to learn about money? Step into my office. Work, save and invest. If you have lots of dough sitting in the bank, you are killing Ben Franklin softly. Inflation burns money that isn't being put to work. Start making some moves to stack up more loot. Stocks are where it's at. Bonds are safe but returns are minimal, the same holds true for CDs, and leave mutual funds alone.


10/30/2000 12:00am

Society's Privileged Responsible For Aiding World's `Have Nots'

If you open any newspaper or magazine, you can find a tragic tale of poverty or what I refer to as the "have nots." We read this tragic tale, feel a moment of sorrow and move onto the stock quotes, comics or Arts & Leisure section forgetting this glimpse into the alien community of the "have nots." We have myriad social programs and caring people in this world who spend countless dollars and hours with the end result of greater poverty and no end to it in sight.