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Wednesday October 20th

National Poltics


Police Roundup

University Wednesday, Oct. 10 -Police arrested Lee Huggins, 22, and Steven Breedlove, 21, at 12:52 a.m. for damaging the fountain at Bynum Circle. Reports state that University police responded to a suspicious condition call at Bynum Circle. A Department of Public Safety security guard spotted two individuals pouring a red substance in the fountain, reports state. The security guard said the individuals were heading toward the main quad, reports state. The suspects were located, questioned and then released, reports state. Tuesday, Oct. 9

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Event Highlights Muslim Solidarity

More than 60 students wearing hijabs and kufis, traditional Muslim garb, gathered at the steps of South Building on Wednesday to learn about Islam and to show support for Muslims. The Muslim Solidarity Event was sponsored by the Campus Y, the Muslim Student Association and student government. Students were given free blue and red hijabs -- scarves -- and white kufis -- prayer caps -- to wear as symbols of support. The event began with students forming a human circle around a microphone, where a banner printed with the words "UNC Muslim Solidarity" hung.

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Style, Sentiment Redeem Calorie-Free `Serendipity'

Serendipity 3 Stars "Serendipity" is so obvious that it comes close to insulting the audience. Thankfully, it doesn't quite cross that line -- despite the absence of rational situations or truly human characters, the film is endearing enough to be sat through for its 90 minutes. The movie focuses on the dilemma of Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale). Their lives are thrown into disarray when they meet over a pair of gloves in Bloomingdale's and quickly fall in love.

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Local Man Arrested After Police Chase

A Chapel Hill man fled from Chapel Hill and Carrboro police on foot Tuesday night after refusing to pull over on Merritt Mill Road. Zachary Burnette, 26, of 182 Brenda Place, sped up in a 1990 Honda Accord in an attempt to elude pursuing officers, reports state. Burnette then stopped his vehicle and jumped out in an attempt to run from authorities on foot, reports state.

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Thorton, Blanchett Make Off Like "Bandits" With Solid Performances

Bandits 3 1/2 stars Usually, people don't like having the metaphorical wool pulled over their eyes. But it's a guarantee you'll never enjoy it as much as you do in "Bandits." The first five minutes of the film establishes that Terry Collins (Billy Bob Thornton) and Joe Blake (Bruce Willis), otherwise known as the Sleepover Bandits, have been killed while holding up a bank in Los Angeles after their mutual girlfriend, Kate Wheeler (Cate Blanchett), turned them in.

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Navarro Talks About Life After Jane's

Dave Navarro always has been considered a sideman. But now with the release of his first solo album, Trust No One, Navarro is back on the road and drawing his own crowds. Delving into Navarro's somewhat sordid history, Trust No One is a dense, complex album that not only challenged Navarro as an artist, but also as an individual. "It's broadened my creative parameters, I suppose. I'm just grateful to still be able to make music and still be motivated to do it," he said.

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Before and After

Should it stay or should it go? Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, artisans and entertainers on both a local and national level have been trying to determine whether their work is appropriate. Barely 24 hours after the attacks, announcements of rescheduled events or release dates were in the news. The Emmys have been postponed twice. Several films have been moved from their original release dates. Many projects under development were permanently held because their content either mirrored the attacks or could possibly offend a more sensitive America.

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Assembly Passes Patients' Bill of Rights

The N.C. General Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a bill that would provide the state's residents with a Patients' Bill of Rights. The bill's major provision gives patients the opportunity to sue health care service providers that deny them necessary medical coverage. The legislation comes at a time when debate about a national Patients' Bill of Rights has been overshadowed by last month's terrorist attacks.

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Washington, Hawke Add Life to `Training' Tale

Training Day 4 Stars If "Training Day" is an accurate look at the life of a Los Angeles narcotics officer, our friends in California are in a lot of trouble. Fortunately, director Antoine Fuqua's dark portrayal of a rookie cop's first day as a narc is definitely a flight of fancy. Accurate, no. Entertaining -- very. The movie's theme is familiar -- a new cop clashes with his corrupt, no-rules teacher. But the solid acting of Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington freshen up the cookie-cutter story.

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3rd Teach-in Takes Religious Perspective on Attacks

A teach-in held on campus Wednesday night examined the U.S. response to terrorist acts though the perspective of numerous religious faiths. The forum was the third in a series that examined alternative responses to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The first two teach-ins received national attention for their opposition to U.S. military retaliation.

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Dive Recommends

"Freeway" The classic Little Red Riding Hood gets violently made over Oliver Stone style. A pre-stardom Reese Witherspoon and an exceptionally creepy Keifer Sutherland turn in dead-on performances in this disturbing-yet-hilarious modern folk tale. Studio One Soul, Various Artists The legendary Studio One puts a reggae twist on American soul hits of 1964-74. This compilation spotlights some of Jamaica's greats -- Jackie Mittoo, Alton Ellis -- and exemplifies how musical cultures mix and match.

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N.C. State Student Loses Bid fo Raleigh City Council

A N.C. State University senior's bid for a seat on the Raleigh city council came to an abrupt end Tuesday at the hands of city voters. N.C. State senior Thomas Croom lost to longtime incumbent Benson Kirkman by a wide margin for the District D seat, which contains N.C. State. Kirkman received 69 percent of the vote, while Croom had 19 percent. Croom blamed poor voter turnout for his loss. "There was just low turnout in general ... but obviously the opposition had good turnout," he said.

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Provost: Progress Has Been Made To Curb Racism

Six months after 80 members of the On the Wake Emancipation Campaign marched on South Building, Provost Robert Shelton said significant work has been done to end institutional racism and make UNC safer for students of color. The OWE Campaign and Shelton held the semester's first joint forum Tuesday to discuss the administration's progress on a set of demands the group presented last spring. The forums are part of Race Relations Week.

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New Garbage Album Marred by Confusion, Pop

Garbage Beautiful Garbage 3 Stars It seems Garbage has contracted a massive case of advanced schizophrenia. The band's third LP release, Beautiful Garbage, runs amok. Garbage obviously couldn't choose just one genre or focus, so the band experiments and incorporates every possible option.

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Cast Votes For Heir to The Throne

The throne is up for grabs. Rosemary Waldorf, Chapel Hill's mayor for the last six years, is not seeking re-election. But the mayor of Chapel Hill also holds another title: King of the Liberals -- or in this case, Queen of the Liberals. So on Nov. 6, the town will choose her successor. Let's face it: Even in the best circumstances, local elections garner little public interest and participation. Just as campaigning season was gearing up, terrorist attacks rocked the nation on Sept. 11. News outlets have covered the story 24/7 ever since.

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Latest Teach-In Relates Religion, Afghan Bombing

A discussion about the relationship between religion and the bombing in Afghanistan will be held tonight -- the third in a series of teach-ins that has garnered national attention. The event is called "Inter-Faith Responses to September 11" and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center auditorium to discuss the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The teach-in is co-sponsored by the University Program in Cultural Studies and Progressive Students, Staff and Faculty, known as PROGRESS.

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Conservatives Call UNC Campus Liberal

The Sept. 11 attacks and the United States' subsequent bombing of Afghanistan have caused a flurry of protests and vigils on college campuses across the nation. But two recent teach-ins on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus have been the subject of national criticism from several prominent conservatives. Radio talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and G. Gordon Liddy both have made references to the University's "liberalism" on their shows, citing the teach-ins as an example.

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