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Friday July 23rd

National Poltics


Newest Righteous Babes Stay Hard

Bitch and Animal Eternally Hard 4 Stars One time, after flipping past a public television showing of an avant-garde dance troupe that hooted, grunted and wrestled, my father mused to me, "I don't think Jesse Helms would call that art ..., and I don't know if I would either."

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ACC Sports Postponed For 3 Days

Balancing the need to stand strong and continue its scheduled week and the need to respect the massive loss of life, the ACC chose Wednesday to pause, but not cancel its athletic events through Saturday. North Carolina's 1:30 p.m. Saturday football game against Southern Methodist has been rescheduled for Dec. 1. "That game is going to get played, absolutely," UNC-Chapel Hill Director of Athleticck Baddour said.

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Carrboro Police Take Part in High-Speed Chase

Carrboro police arrested an 18-year-old male Tuesday morning after he took police on a chase that lasted more than five hours. Juan Daniel Martinez, 18, of C3 112 Hwy 54 in Carrboro, initiated the high-speed chase that later led to a foot-chase while driving a teal, 1993 Ford Taurus by speeding up when a Carrboro officer initiated a traffic stop at 8:57 p.m. Monday night, reports state.

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Muslims, Allies Unite To Fight Intolerance

"Fuck the Arabs. Kill them all." Angry words shouted from a Franklin Street motorist disrupted a peace vigil outside the post office Wednesday, leaving participants dumfounded and devastated. "People are very emotionally volatile," said Dawn Peebles, a 1998 UNC graduate who attended the vigil, which was aimed at curbing retaliations after three terrorist attacks Tuesday. "There's a hysteria and it's completely irrational. It's really upsetting to hear things like that."

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Self-Taught Musician Promotes Dancing Barefoot

It's not often you meet a folk singer/songwriter who readily admits he grooves to 'NSync. It's not often you meet someone as unusual as Chapel Hill native Andy Kuncl. If there's something strangely familiar about Kuncl's name (pronounced Cun-cell. "It's like pencil ... sorta," he explained) it's because you've undoubtedly seen it on countless fliers and posters around town.

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Student Urges Others to Help Out Relief Efforts by Giving Blood, Donations

TO THE EDITOR: As we collectively struggle to deal with horrific terrorist attacks from Tuesday, we should remember the many who need assistance in many ways. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the remainder of the week, a table will be set up in the Pit where you can learn about helping those harmed by this tragedy. Up-to-date information about blood drives will be on hand, as well as information on how to volunteer towards helping others. You can also donate money for the local and national American Red Cross.

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Family Weekend Still Planned Sans Football

Despite Tuesday's tragic events, UNC's annual Carolina Family Weekend will continue as planned -- almost. In light of terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, ACC officials decided Wednesday to postpone UNC's home football game against Southern Methodist University, a main feature of Family Weekend. "We're continuing with Family Weekend with or without the ball game," said Sheila Hrdlicka, parents' programs coordinator. Other activities planned include informational seminars for parents, concerts, a barbecue and a brunch.

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Bad Acting, Script Mar `Musketeer'

The Musketeer 1 star "The Musketeer" falls flat on its face and wins the prize for corniest movie of the year. The appeal of the movie is that Hong Kong action expert Xin Xin Xiong choreographs the film's fight scenes to create an Oriental, karate feel in a sword-toting European setting. Surprisingly, the action scenes are unimaginative, badly edited and perfunctory. The disappointment of the failure of the film to deliver creative action leaves the viewer feeling cheated of the possibilities the film could offer.

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Accessibility Masks Jettingham's Flaws

The b-sides Yes Indeed, The b-sides, Quite 3 Stars Something about The b-sides is strongly reminiscent of the offbeat band Cake. The unsigned local band, which boasts the best-selling local release at School Kids Records, has the same strange lyrics and upbeat music as the more widely known Cake. With the release of their second album, Yes Indeed, The b-sides, Quite, The b-sides has succeeded in putting together a catchy album that anyone can throw on to relax after a long day.

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Officials Confirm Safety of Students In D.C., Abroad

For the past two days the UNC community has banded together in displays of unity, but several members of the University family experienced Tuesday's tragedies from elsewhere in the world. Most students watched the events on television, but some students studying in Washington, D.C., literally watched the attacks unfold. And students abroad are far away from their country while leaders emphasize national unity.

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Candlelight Vigil Marks End to Day of Mourning

Twenty-four hours after the sun set on a day of tragedy, people gathered in the Pit to grieve. Almost 1,000 people filled the steps and walkways around the Pit for the candlelight vigil sponsored by the Campus Y and student government. The 200 candles supplied for the event were diluted in the mass of people. As the smell of burning wax filled the air, Liza Potter, co-president of the Campus Y, recalled how the campus had gathered together on Tuesday to follow the news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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UNC Organization Lends Its Condolences to Those Affected by the Tragedy

TO THE EDITOR: On Tuesday, our great nation suffered an overwhelming loss of life and a horrendous attack on its freedom. No words can begin to describe the way people across the nation and the world feel, as hundreds, possibly thousands of people lie dead, their lives brought to a sudden, violent and senseless end. UNC-CH's Arab Club strongly condemns the actions committed by the vile individuals responsible for this heinous crime. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and we can only hope that those responsible will be brought to justice.

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Campus Services Help Students Cope With Effects of Tragedy

Many of UNC's on-campus services are lending a hand to people in need as the campus community begins to cope with the shock of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. Student Health Service's Counseling and Psychological Service is offering walk-in assistance for students who need immediate guidance, said CAPS Director John Edgerly. "Right now, students are in shock," he said. "They're just living with (the news) right now and are having a variety of different responses to it."

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N.C. Leaders Urge Normalcy; State Ready to Send Aid

RALEIGH -- N.C. officials responded to Tuesday's unprecedented events in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania by trying to maintain a normal routine and a sense of safety -- all the while preparing for the worst. Airports statewide closed their gates -- leaving travelers stranded -- at the order of the federal government. Military bases went on increased alert, with armed guards standing at entrance roads to monitor traffic in and out of each base. Gov. Mike Easley put the state's law enforcement agencies and National Guard on alert.

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Student Leaders Provide Support Following Crisis

Student leaders lost little time Tuesday planning an array of events aimed at helping the University community respond to and cope with Tuesday's terrorist attack on the United States. More than a dozen students representing a variety of organizations met at 4 p.m. at the Campus Y and discussed ways to provide support for those who are grieving after hijacked planes leveled the World Trade Center, crashed into the Pentagon and went down in Pennsylvania.

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Moeser Schedules Vigil for Noon

Speaking in a soft voice in a quiet, dimly lit room, Chancellor James Moeser called on the University community Tuesday afternoon to unify in the wake of the day's tragic events. "We have come here to be together on what is clearly one of the darkest and saddest days in our history," Moeser said. "I hope by being here together, we can offer some comfort to each other."

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Relief Effort Requires Blood Donors

Volunteers organizing aid to the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks have said one of the most valuable resource local residents can offer right now is blood. Casey Copp, director of blood services for the Orange County Red Cross, said members of the University community can provide a much-needed boost to blood supplies in Washington, D.C., and New York. "The National Red Cross is mobilizing 80,000 units to New York and Washington," Copp said. One unit is equal to one pint.

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Shocked Community Shares Grief

Emotional shock waves swept through campus and Franklin Street on Tuesday as students and residents flocked to the nearest television set to watch -- mesmerized -- as details emerged about a series of terrorist attacks. By noon Tuesday, attacks had already taken place in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, and many local residents were already following the tragedy. John Woodard, owner of Sutton's Drug Store, said he first heard of the attacks a little after 9 a.m. when a customer came into the store and informed him of the strikes on New York's World Trade Center.

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