NATIONAL-POLTICS


11/2/2000 12:00am

Locals Endorse Margaret Brown for Orange County Commissioner - letter 4

TO THE EDITOR: Four years ago, I supported Margaret Brown for Orange County commissioner, and I support her again today. She has been an excellent commissioner. She should be re-elected not only because of her experience, achievements and long service to the people of Orange County, but also because of her even-handed and attentive disposition. Over the more than 30 years that I have known Margaret, she has been deeply involved in community affairs, always exhibiting a sensitive attitude toward others. That is how she has conducted herself as an elected commissioner.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Harvard Law Gets Personal

Harvard Law School recently unveiled sweeping changes to make the first-year experience for students more individualized. But UNC officials say changes at the top-notch law school will not affect the actions of UNC administrators. Harvard Law will spend $20 million next fall to decrease class sizes and create smaller units, called "colleges," within the department. Steve Armini, Harvard Law spokesman, said students and faculty feel small classes will be beneficial, allowing smaller groups of students to participate in everything from advising to intramural sports. He said th


11/2/2000 12:00am

Field Hockey Awaits Opponent

North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton has a saying she drills into the heads of her players. "(Shelton) always says, `Our most important game is our next game,'" sophomore goalkeeper Amy Tran said. That means UNC's most important game is Friday at 7 p.m., when the team plays in the first round of the ACC tournament. After going undefeated in league play, UNC earned the No. 1 seed and a game against either Duke or ninth-ranked Virginia. UNC won't find out who its semifinal opponent is until the Blue Devils and the Cavaliers battle at 2 p.m.


11/2/2000 12:00am

General Assembly Forum Spotlights Funding for UNC

Money - and where and how to spend it at UNC - dominated discussion among eight N.C. General Assembly candidates during a forum Wednesday night in Carroll Hall. About 50 people attended the event, which was hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and moderated by Institute of Government Director Michael Smith. The Senate candidates were incumbent Sens. Ellie Kinnaird and Howard Lee, both D-Orange, and their Republican challengers Bill Boyd and Vickie Hargrove. House of Representatives candidates included incumbents Reps.


11/2/2000 12:00am

ASU Eyes Increase In Tuition

A possible campus-initiated tuition increase at Appalachian State University has sparked whispers of tuition increases across the UNC system. ASU administrators are now considering a $200 tuition increase. The ASU Board of Trustees is expected to consider the proposed increase in December. Last year, five system schools raised tuition. The ASU proposal comes almost exactly a year after UNC-Chapel Hill trustees voted for the first of the five tuition increases. The Board of Governors eventually approved a $600 increase at UNC-CH that is being phased in this year and next.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Wallflowers Deliver Rock Without Hype; Bad Vocals Mar White Octave

Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 1 1/2 Stars The most fascinating thing about Limp Bizkit is that the band actually takes itself seriously. Not only do the members dedicate about half of their new album to even more wannabe Rage-Meets-Insane-Clown-Posse rants that sound as if they could be the same song with several different titles, but they have the audacity to name it Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.

11/2/2000 12:00am

N.C. Hillel Building Promising for Jews

A "dream tour" of the newly constructed N.C. Hillel building last week gave students a glimpse of a physical enhancement of Jewish life at UNC. Hillel is a student organization that provides a center for Jewish life on campuses across the state. Construction of the facility began in the middle of October 1999 after a $3.6 million fund-raising campaign.


11/2/2000 12:00am

The Underbelly of Ticket Scalping

The irony of writing this column is that it is basically due the Tuesday before it is published. So on Thursday, two days after Halloween, when this "column" runs, I am writing about stuff that happened a good while ago. I figure it is sort of like reading Time magazine - I am the "in-depth" analysis that comes after the fact. So while I would like to write about Halloween, that is not really an option. And while I would like to write about the upcoming election, namely George W.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Chamber President Harper Steps Down

A local official who has served on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce for eight and a half years is moving on to another occupation. While it is not yet clear who will take over his vacated post, Joel Harper, who served as president of the chamber, will start working with International Business Machines on Nov. 17. "I've accepted a position at International Business Machines at the Research Triangle Park," he said.


11/2/2000 12:00am

BCC Hosts Election Discussion

While the Pit buzzed outside at lunchtime Wednesday, more than 15 students gathered in the Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center to discuss minorities' concerns and the upcoming presidential election. The UNC chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People invited members of the Young Democrats as well as the College Republicans to voice each candidate's goals.


11/2/2000 12:00am

UNC Grad Barlow Wins Place in Sci-Fi Anthology

A long time ago (1999, actually), in a galaxy far, far away (that's Durham), UNC alumnus Dan Barlow was named one of the best up-and-coming writers of science fiction. Apparently, the force was with him. Barlow won first place in the internationally recognized L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest for new and aspiring writers of speculative fiction. Along with a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood to hobnob with the best science fiction writers in the business, Barlow's winning story has also been published in "L.


11/2/2000 12:00am

`Aim

With the Battle of Berlin raging, two unlikely lovers, a Jew and a Nazi, try in vain to separate themselves from the realities of day-to-day life in Nazi Germany.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Student Elections Hit Cyberspace With New System

A new online voting system aims to sidestep the technological glitches that have plagued student elections while streamlining the voting process. The program, created to make University-related voting more convenient for students, will allow people to access a ballot via Student Central on the UNC home page, beginning with the Homecoming elections on Nov.


11/2/2000 12:00am

Political Power at Stake in N.C.

A slim Democratic majority, coupled with the fact that federal and state district lines will be redrawn in the next legislative session, has rendered party affiliation a crucial factor in the local N.C. House of Representatives race. Candidates for District 24, which includes Orange County, say they realize the importance of party affiliation in the race and are touting the House's slim Democratic majority as an incentive to vote for their particular party. Currently, Democrats claim only 10 more seats in the House than Republicans.


11/1/2000 12:00am

Carrboro Hosts Halloween Carnival

A tiny winged dinosaur, pumpkin people and a slew of witches, cowboys and fairies were among the costumed children that descended upon the Carrboro Town Hall Commons on Tuesday evening. They were joined by parents, volunteers of all ages and local residents who came to enjoy the Halloween Carnival, a family-oriented annual event set up by the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Commission, a voluntary citizens' board that advises the department on town recreational activities. "We want to provide a safe activity, primarily for children, but an activity parents are comfortable wi


11/1/2000 12:00am

Voting Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This

The clock is ticking down for No Excuse Voting, so I stopped by the Morehead Planetarium last week to dig up insider details and pass them on to those who have yet to vote. 12:30 p.m. I enter the door of the Morehead Planetarium facing the quad, greet the girl sitting at the desk and follow the signs into the polling place. Three people are ahead of me in line. 12:33. I sit down to fill out the form certifying that I'm a registered voter in Orange County. I'm glad I brought my voter registration card with me so I could just copy the pertinent information onto my form.


11/1/2000 12:00am

UNC Faces Uphill Battle At ITA Championships

It won't be all strawberries and cream for the North Carolina men's tennis team this week. Even with the home-court advantage. UNC heads into this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association's South Atlantic Regional Indoor Championships without a Tar Heel seeded in either the singles or doubles brackets. But this isn't a cause for concern for UNC coach Sam Paul. "I don't put much stock into seeds," Paul said.


11/1/2000 12:00am

Dorm Internet Access Low at HBCUs

Students at historically black colleges and universities do not have access to the Internet in their residence halls, despite the presence of network systems on campus, according to a recently released study. The study, titled "Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Assessment of Networking and Connectivity," was released by U.S.


11/1/2000 12:00am

UNC-G to Study Bioterrorism

UNC-Greensboro will receive half a million dollars to fund research aimed at finding detection methods for water- borne bioterrorist agents. President Clinton signed the bill funding the grant on Oct. 27. Ed McDonald, press secretary for Rep.