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Friday July 23rd

National Poltics


Museum Offers Fun for All Ages

With college students' younger siblings coming to UNC for Carolina Family Weekend, the Ackland Art Museum offers opportunities for families to enjoy and educate themselves. On Sunday, the Ackland is offering two events for parents and their younger children. For the first event, beginning at the museum at 2 p.m., the Ackland is holding "Family Fun for 5- to 7-Year-Olds." It is followed by a similar session meant for 8- to 12-year-olds that begins at 3 p.m.

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Parking Scarce But Available

Students and residents have voiced complaints about the lack of parking on Franklin Street and are getting support from local businesses who say they are tired of towing. But Chapel Hill Town Manager Cal Horton said there is no need for new public parking downtown because existing lots have plenty of open spaces daily. "There is no proposal to expand public parking at this time, nor is there a clearly demonstrated need," he said.

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Tar Heel Town Bigger, Better in 5th Year

Tar Heel Town is a pre-game football activity entering its fifth year of existence this fall. But this year, the event will have a new look. And organizers of the festival hope the facelift will help change the perception that the fun is strictly for children. In the past, Tar Heel Town was located between Wilson Library and Kenan Labs and was popular with children for having two inflatable moon-bounces, face-painting stations and school mascot Ramses at its pregame party.

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Parents --Stay in Tune With UNC

For the Carolina Parents Office, Family Weekend is just one of the many programs that the office provides to help UNC parents and families. They want parents to be involved in campus activities and have resources to voice concerns. Year round. The Carolina Parents Office is just one division of the Carolina Parents Association, which all parents become members of when their students enter UNC. The group keeps parents active in and informed of key decisions. It also connect parents' concern with UNC administrators.

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Student Sought for Sideline Mike Man Job

Wanted: Outgoing, spontaneous student to take to platform before 15,000 to 20,000 screaming Tar Heel fans. Collaboration with spirited marching band and cheerleaders and Saturday hours required. The applicant must have own sense of humor and infectious enthusiasm for UNC football. No experience necessary. It might not be the dream career of a graduating senior. It might not be the ideal part-time job for students who like to go home on the weekends.

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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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