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Friday July 23rd

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ACC Games Postponed; Football Might Follow

NEW YORK -- College football commissioners are considering postponing this weekend's entire schedule of games in light of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. The commissioners from all the Division I-A conferences, including the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and Southeastern, discussed their options for staging this weekend's games during a conference call hours after the attacks.

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Tragedy Puts Local Officials on Alert

Although Tuesday's terrorist attacks occurred hundreds of miles from Chapel Hill, local officials placed Orange County on high alert in hopes of keeping the danger at bay. As flags across the area dropped to half staff Tuesday, county officials were busy formulating a plan in response to the attacks that struck key landmarks on the East Coast, including the World Trade Center. Shortly after the attacks, the Orange County Emergency Management Service placed the county on a heightened state of alert.

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Michael Hooker 5K Race On Sept. 15 Will Benefit Cancer Research Center

TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 15 is a big date, but not just because it is the day of the Tar Heels' first home football game. It is also a day where each of us, even as college students, can take part in an effort to win the war against cancer. The Carolina Athletic Association and Carolina Cancer Focus are co-sponsoring the 3rd Annual Michael Hooker 5K Memorial Race to benefit the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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String Cheese Incident to Headline Concert

Tickets go on sale today for a Homecoming concert organized by the Carolina Athletic Association that will feature the bluegrass band String Cheese Incident. CAA officials say they hope the event will have a strong turnout, adding that measures are being taken to make sure this year's concert runs more smoothly than last year's. This year's concert will be held Nov. 7 in Memorial Hall. Homecoming weekend is scheduled for Nov. 9-11.

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Police Roundup 9/11/01

University Monday, Sept. 10 Ronald Earl Mayse of 100 W. Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill was removed from campus at 5:07 a.m., reports state. Reports state that Mayse was sleeping in a women's restroom in Phillips Hall when he was discovered and removed. Sunday, Sept. 9

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Growth Still Worries Pine Street

The tables have been cleared and the street reopened to local traffic -- now, residents of Pine Street are looking to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen for help with problems associated with neighborhood growth. About 50 residents, landowners and officials gathered Friday for the first ever Pine Street Block Party, which was created to address tension that arose on Pine Street this summer. During the summer, residents vocalized concerns to the aldermen about growing traffic, parking problems and noise levels associated with students renting in the area.

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Edwards Finds His Niche in Politics

The political rise of Sen. John Edwards is a study in contrasts. Edwards is a moderate Democrat from a traditionally conservative state. He represents the new, more liberal face of North Carolina, a stark contrast to the conservative era fronted by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., who announced his retirement earlier this month. Edwards has been widely mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2004, despite the fact that he never held a political office prior to his 1998 election to the U.S. Senate.

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Faculty To Watch Grading

UNC faculty members say a new policy will allow professors and administrators to monitor grading standards more closely to combat grade inflation. The resolution, passed during Friday's Faculty Council meeting, was recommended by the Task Force on Grading Standards and stipulates that each educational unit of the University review its grading standards in a formal meeting each year.

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6 Targeted Schools See Growth

UNC-system officials released preliminary figures showing that enrollment at most of the UNC-system's focus-growth institutions is climbing. Figures released Friday indicate that six of the seven schools that have been charged with the task of boosting enrollment met their goals for fall 2001.

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Tar Heels Ready to Play at Home

AUSTIN, Texas -- North Carolina football coach John Bunting got his ruby red slippers Saturday afternoon. After a Texas twister took the Tar Heels for a spin in the second half against the Longhorns, Bunting clicked his heels together three times. There's no place like home. There's no place like home. That's how it must feel for UNC (0-3), heading back to Chapel Hill for its first home game and looking for its first win of the 2001 season and of Bunting's tenure.

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Student's Death Still Unexplained

Officials suspect the drug that might have contributed to the Friday death of a UNC senior could have been obtained near or on campus. Daniel S. Walker, 20, a journalism and economics major, was found dead in his Carrboro home at 92 Pine Hill Drive around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

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Local Organizations Offer Counseling, Services

- Counseling and Psychological Services is seeing students on a walk-in basis in the Center for Health Student Behaviors in Student Health Service. - Quiet reflection and meditation with counseling staff and campus ministers is available in the Union Auditorium until 1 a.m. Wednesday. - Chancellor James Moeser is speaking at the Union Auditorium at 5 p.m. today. - The Newman Catholic Student Center will hold a rosary service at 3 p.m., mass at 5:30 p.m. and stations of the cross at 10 p.m.

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DPS Specialist Aims to Curb Car Usage

As the campus expands and parking woes worsen, the Department of Public Safety has hired a transportation specialist who will try to get people out of their own cars and on to the idea of biking, busing and car pooling. Debby Freed claimed her post as the transportation demand management coordinator last week, with hopes of educating people about alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles. The Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee created the position last year to address traffic congestion and parking shortages on campus.

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Campus Airs Concerns About Plan

UNC's Development Plan was met with a mixed response when it was presented to students, faculty and residents at a forum Monday night. The forum, sponsored by the Faculty Council, Employee Forum and student government, detailed proposed campus expansion and its impact on the community during the next eight to 10 years. While some residents and town officials were pleased with UNC's presentation, others felt officials were not prepared to answer all questions.

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Local Organization Offers Counseling, Prayer Services

- Counseling and Psychological Services is seeing students on a walk-in basis in the Center for Health Student Behaviors in Student Health Service. - Quiet reflection and meditation with counseling staff and campus ministers is available in the Union Auditorium until 1 a.m. Wednesday. - Chancellor James Moeser is speaking at the Union Auditorium at 5 p.m. today. - The Newman Catholic Student Center will hold a rosary service at 3 p.m., mass at 5:30 p.m. and stations of the cross at 10 p.m.

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BOG to Review Calendar Proposal

BOG to Review Calendar Proposal By Metoka Welch Staff Writer UNC Board of Governor members and student leaders are waiting for more details about a measure that would shorten the current academic calender for UNC-system students. The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council passed a resolution Friday urging the BOG to allow individual system schools to shorten the 150-day academic year by as many as ten days. A proposal by former UNC-system President C.D. Spangler increased the school year from 140 to 150 days in 1996.

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Terrorist Attacks Topple World Trade Center

Updated at 1:52 pm NEW YORK (AP) -- In one of the most horrifying attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows Tuesday that brought down the twin 110-story towers. A plane also slammed into the Pentagon as the government itself came under attack. Thousands could be dead or injured, a high-ranking New York City police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Bathroom Graffiti Not The University's Biggest Problem Right Now

TO THE EDITOR: Now I will admit that I have yet to have the occasion to use the facilities in the basement of Peabody Hall (in fact I could not say which building is Peabody), however my exploits have brought me in contact with various forms of bathroom graffiti. There are the strange remnants of a dating service that once ran out of the second floor bathroom of Venable Hall.

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Couple Donates Abstract Art to Ackland

UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Jim Patton and his wife, Mary, want to give back to the University what they got out of it -- an appreciation of artistry. The Pattons have amassed an impressive collection of abstract art that they are now promising to the Ackland Art Museum's exhibit "Space, Abstraction and Freedom: Twentieth-Century Art from the Collection of Mary and Jim Patton," that opened Sunday. "I think art, if you let it in, changes how you look at life itself and the world around you," Jim Patton said.

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