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Tuesday November 30th

National Poltics


House Republicans Release Plan

RALEIGH -- Members of the N.C. House Republican Caucus, calling for immediate debate on the U.S. House redistricting plan, unveiled their district map Tuesday. The proposed map contains a 13th U.S. House district containing portions of Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Wake and Cumberland counties. North Carolina received a 13th district as a result of the state's population growth during the last decade.

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Reports of Suspicious Letters Decreasing, All Have Proved False

Officials say reports of suspicious letters being received on campus have been trailing off recently, and none have presented credible threats to safety. In the past 10 days, there have been about seven reports of suspicious letters, bringing the total to about 30 since the nationwide anthrax scare began, said Peter Reinhardt, director of the Health and Safety Office in the Department of Environment, Health and Safety.

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Student Offers Counter Opinion to Columnist's Advice to Girlfriend

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in response to the relationship advice by Adam Shupe to 36B and her boyfriend. The male claim that blatant breast goggling is "a product of typical, raging hormones" is not only a really lame excuse, it's also pure crap. Trust me, women eye bulging biceps just as much, but we?re taught not to rock the boat.

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Town Emphasizes Security, Enforcement

Chapel Hill officials are emphasizing their willingness to press charges against anyone who endangers the safety of others at tonight's Halloween celebration on Franklin Street. At a Tuesday morning press conference, Mayor Rosemary Waldorf outlined safety precautions for Wednesday night that will include traffic barricades, individual searches and decontamination centers. The centers will be located along Franklin Street for passers-by who might be concerned they have contracted a biological disease.

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Tip Helps Catch UNC-G Prostitutes

UNC-Greensboro police arrested two students and charged them with prostitution Friday after receiving an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip. Anthony Harvath, 20, was arrested in Ragsdale Hall on the UNC-G campus and charged with one misdemeanor count each of crime against nature, prostitution and procuring for prostitution, according to police reports. Harvath is a resident of Phillips Hall on the campus.

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Candidate for Chapel Hill Mayor Lee Pavao Offers Best Assets for Seat

TO THE EDITOR: I support Lee Pavao to be our next mayor of Chapel Hill. I think Pavao will do the best job of leading the Town Council during what will certainly be interesting and challenging times. One thing for sure, Pavao will not have to spend a lot of his time writing letters to the editor to clarify his positions or correct "misperceptions." Kevin Foy has written letters to clarify his involvement in the great "Top of the Hill sign flap," and he told us that his remarks were taken out of context.

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Hill Resigns From Race, Throws Support to Foy

Chapel Hill mayoral candidate Cam Hill announced his withdrawal from the Nov. 6 election at a press conference Tuesday morning. But the Chapel Hill contractor does not plan to withdraw entirely from local politics. At the 10 a.m. press conference held outside the Franklin Street post office, Hill announced the formation of Chapel Hill First, a lobbying group that will support politicians who limit development in the area. "I feel like I've become involved and I'll stay involved," he said.

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The Bobs to Perform Silly Show Tonight

Their style has been labeled a mixture of Barenaked Ladies and the Manhattan Transfer, and their song titles range from "Fluffy's Master Plan for World Domination" to "There's a Nose Ring in My Soup." Who is this goofy bunch of musicians? They're the Bobs, a celebrated a cappella group touring in honor of their 20th anniversary and spooking up Carrboro tonight in the "Halloween Bobs-a-thon" at the ArtsCenter. Amy "Bob" Englehardt, the most recent addition to the Bob crew, is coy when explaining the essence of "Bob."

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Limiting Fun, Frolicking On Franklin Street

Now is the time of year to sit back and reflect, to give thanks for the cornucopia of blessings, time to sit around the table and think of Squanto and the Pilgrims as they ate their first feast. Oh, wait. As carols echo through halls decked in yuletide splendor with warm hearts and hearths, we snuggle in our beds, ready to celebrate the birthday of the once-begotten son. Oops. Wrong again.

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Construction Error Blocks Residence Hall Heat

Students waking up on North Campus were greeted with cold showers Tuesday after a construction error knocked out hot water and heat to many residence hall rooms. Richard Marks, area director for the Olde Campus Upper Quad, sent an e-mail to all students living in his area Tuesday afternoon telling them about the situation, which is related to North Campus construction.

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Senior Class Vice President Submits Resignation

Senior Class Vice President Ursula Dimmling resigned from her post Tuesday night, citing an inability to continue working with Senior Class President Ben Singer. Dimmling announced her resignation via an e-mail, which she said she unintentionally sent to the senior class listserv instead of the senior marshals. "This is not something I intended to tell anyone publicly, but I basically was forced into resignation by Ben and was tired of trying to fight him," she said.

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Lack of Input on Parking Worries Student Leaders

Some students have raised concerns that University administrators failed to solicit student input on a recent decision to eliminate campus parking for all students living in residence halls. Provost Robert Shelton and Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancellor for finance and administration, announced at Thursday's Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee meeting that all on-campus student resident parking will be eliminated by 2007.

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Low Down On Local Elections

A week from today, there will be a new mayor in Chapel Hill for the first time in six years. Mayor Rosemary Waldorf will not be seeking re-election this year, and Chapel Hill Town Council members Kevin Foy and Lee Pavao are battling for the seat. In Carrboro, we'll know if Mayor Mike Nelson, who has been in office since 1995, will get a chance to finish up "one last term" to see several projects come to completion. What's the low down on Local Elections 2001? First, Chapel Hill: Style Over Substance

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Group Sponsors Talk on Money, Politics

The recently created UNC Campaign Finance Reform Coalition held a forum Tuesday night to discuss "fat cats" and big money in politics. Three speakers informed an audience of about 20 people about issues dealing with the campaign finance system and its reform. Speakers included Cynthia Brown, a self-described "grassroots candidate" running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jesse Helms, and environmentalist Dan Coleman, an author and member of the Sierra Club.

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Operation Smile Opens New Chapter at UNC

Students at the School of Medicine have founded the first Operation Smile Medical Student Association in North Carolina. Operation Smile is a private, nonprofit volunteer medical services organization providing reconstructive surgery and related health care to children and young adults in developing countries and in the United States, said Janelle Harrell, president of the campus chapter of Operation Smile. These services are offered free or at extremely reduced prices.

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