NATIONAL-POLTICS


11/6/2000 12:00am

Taskforce, Commissioners Team Up For New Soccer Fields

HILLSBOROUGH - Soccer enthusiasts scored the support of the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday in their appeal for new and improved recreational facilities. Anson Dorrance, head coach of the UNC women's soccer team, was part of the soccer symposium task force that issued a report to the commissioners. The report highlighted the need for more fields and listed recommendations on how to develop soccer programs in the area. "Chapel Hill and Orange County have name recognition as pioneers in the field of soccer," Dorrance said.


11/6/2000 12:00am

This week, campaigning begins for five candidates as they vie for the title and position of Mr. and Ms. UNC

Will Lloyd Wilson Lloyd is a senior from Graham. He is majoring in business administration. Lloyd was nominated for Mr. UNC by the Freshman Camp of the Campus Y. After graduation, Lloyd said, he plans to attend graduate school at UNC or the University of Georgia for a career in sports administration. He then hopes to become an athletics director at a college. "I've always enjoyed the business aspect and being around sports," he said.


11/6/2000 12:00am

Price for U.S. House

It is an undeniable, though to some unfortunate, fact that many of the decisions that affect North Carolina are made not in the state, but in Washington, D.C. To ensure that those decisions are the right ones, it is essential that voters choose a qualified and reliable candidate to capably represent their interests in Congress. It is for this reason that The Daily Tar Heel endorses David Price for the 4th Congressional District. Price is unquestionably qualified: He has served 12 of the last 14 years in Congress.


11/6/2000 12:00am

Candidates Set Sights on Black Vote

By Worth Civils Senior Writer Republican challenger Jess Ward is looking to play the race card to help him defeat incumbent Democrat David Price in the 4th Congressional District. But some political insiders say race issues might hurt rather than help Ward, the first black Republican to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the state since 1901. Ward is confident that he can win the race by pulling Durham's black vote away from Price.


11/6/2000 12:00am

Defense Shuts Down ACC Opponents

DURHAM - If the North Carolina women's soccer team and its fans were elated following the Tar Heels' dominating performance in the ACC tournament this weekend, just think how the groundskeepers must feel. Surely, the men and women who tend the field at Koskinen Stadium were off somewhere toasting the beauty of the rule that teams must switch sides after halftime. Had that rule not been in effect, the side of the field that UNC attacked would have gotten awfully chewed up - and the other side would have been in near-mint condition. Applying an overwhelming amount of defensive pressure,

11/3/2000 12:00am

Basketball Museum to Take `Blue Heaven' Retrospective

A museum showcasing nearly a century of Carolina men's basketball memorabilia will open its doors to the public for the first time at 10 a.m. today. Blue Heaven Basketball Museum, located at 1840 Airport Road, is the brainchild of owner David Daly, 1978 manager of the Tar Heel men's basketball team. Due to some complications with getting the museum up and running, Daly said he had little time to advertise in full force. "We're having a soft opening .


11/3/2000 12:00am

No Real Difference Between Presidential Front-Runners

TO THE EDITOR: Anyone who votes for Al Gore is not "progressive," and any person who thinks there is any real difference between George W. Bush and Gore is mistaken. Gore's campaign is financed by the same corporate interests that support Bush. Ten of the top 20 donors to both parties are the exact same corporations.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Trio Bounced From Qualifying

Sam Paul would love to have eight months to prepare his men's tennis players instead of eight weeks. Yet that's the downside to playing tennis in the fall. There's simply no time. And the North Carolina coach knows it. "One thing about fall tennis is that we have some guys trying to make certain adjustments on their games, so they're not playing well," Paul said. Working to make those adjustments wasn't easy for North Carolina's Greg Archer, Max Hilkey and Nicholas Monroe on Thursday.


11/3/2000 12:00am

UNC Cornerbacks Face Test Against Panther Wideouts

Game and time: North Carolina at Pittsburgh. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Site: Three Rivers Stadium. TV/radio: The game will be televised on ESPN2. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360-AM. Records: UNC is 3-5 overall, 1-5 in the ACC.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Minority Issues Forum Sparks Heated Discussion

A heated discussion on minority voters and their representation in government Thursday night proved that some college students are anything but apathetic about the presidential election. The Black Student Movement, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cross First and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity Inc. hosted the forum, "Tokenism in the 2000 Elections: Empowering the African-American Voter." The forum gave students an opportunity to interact with representatives of the Al Gore, George W.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Take Advantage Of No-Excuse Voting Before It Ends Today

TO THE EDITOR: I hope students who have moved since the last time they voted will take advantage of the unique opportunity to vote early at the one-stop voting site at Morehead Planetarium. Moving even a short distance can put a voter in a new precinct. If the address has not been changed in advance with the Board of Elections, the voter is in for major delays on Election Day. If the voter goes to the old precinct, he or she must fill out a form, then take it to the new precinct or the transfer site at the Chapel Hill Police Station before being allowed to vote.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Body in Fire Named as UNC Worker

Officials have identified the body of a man found in the rubble of Tuesday night's fire at the Brookstone Apartments complex. The victim, Roger Vanden Dorpel, 51, was employed by UNC Hospitals in the diagnostic radiology department as an X-ray technician. He lived at 1116 Brookstone Apartments. "His co-workers liked him very much, and they are devastated," said Lynn Wooten, spokesman for UNC Hospitals.


11/3/2000 12:00am

McCann, Shelton Earn ACC Honors

North Carolina senior forward Kristen McCann was chosen the ACC field hockey player of the year by the league's five coaches Thursday.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Possibility Of Bomb Closes Hall

Students and faculty members evacuated Sitterson Hall on Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in to the University switchboard. Officials said the call was made to switchboard operators, who then called the UNC Department of Public Safety at about 1:05 p.m. to alert police. Maj. Jeff McCracken, deputy director of DPS, said the unidentified caller gave no specific information. "It was a very brief, nondescript-type threat," he said.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Despite Glitches, No Excuse Voting Deemed a Success

Many N.C. residents have found that there is no excuse for not voting in the 2000 general election. Despite some legal problems, state officials are calling No Excuse absentee voting a success. The new program, aimed at increasing voter turnout, ends today. No Excuse Voting allows people to vote any time during the three weeks preceding the Nov. 7 election. Polling places, including one located at the Morehead Planetarium, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. today. Any voter registered in Orange County can vote at the Morehead Planetarium. Gary Bartlett, N.C.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Faculty Mull Economic Plans of Bush, Gore

Five intriguing UNC professors attracted a small crowd Thursday night to explain the economic policies of the major party presidential candidates. The UNC Economics Club sponsored the event as its first effort to revamp the group, which has been inactive for the past few years.


11/3/2000 12:00am

Restaurants' Peeing Policies Are Fair, Safe

As someone who ended up using a fraternity house's bathroom on Halloween, you would think I'd be against Franklin Street merchants charging noncustomers for using their bathrooms, but I'm not.