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Wednesday October 20th

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Choosing The Right Senior Class Gift

Six UNC alumni have been confirmed dead after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center -- not to mention the many other nameless UNC friends and family who have not yet been confirmed. Each one of us has a connection to these people -- it might not be by blood or acquaintance, but it's still strong. My senior year has been tainted with evil and the present reality of war. Things that I might have felt were very important before are not nearly as pressing now.

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Police Roundup

University Sunday, Oct. 7 -Reports state that Forest Theatre landscaping was damaged at 9:45 a.m. with damages totaling $500. Saturday, Oct. 6 -Attempted theft of a television from Joyner Residence Hall was reported at 10:54 a.m. Reports state that the damage totaled $2,500. Friday, Oct. 5

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UNC Receivers Exploit ECU Zone

Kory Bailey's self-esteem balloon shrank while his frustration grew. Following his team's loss at Texas earlier this season, Bailey and the rest of North Carolina's wide receivers felt the heat when UNC coach John Bunting ripped the group for its lack of consistency. All too often, the Tar Heels' wideouts couldn't find seams in their opponents' defenses.

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Police Outline Oct. 31 Restrictions

Chapel Hill police officials have announced several measures aimed at decreasing the size of the crowd that celebrates Halloween on Franklin Street this year. According to a statement issued Thursday, police plan to restrict parking and traffic within a one-mile radius of Franklin Street during this year's annual celebration. Police barricades will be set up to prevent traffic from entering the area and to monitor pedestrians. "On the night of October 31, 2001, vehicular access to downtown Chapel Hill will be limited," the press release states. "Roads to downtown will be closed.

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Center Chooses Finalists

Officials from the Carolina Center for Public Service have named three final candidates in their search for a new director. The search became necessary when Nick Didow resigned as the center's director almost three months ago to return to a professorship at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. A search committee, headed by Cindy Wolf Johnson, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, screened potential candidates from across the country. "We've done an extensive review of the applicants," Wolf Johnson said.

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Thrown Cups Spark Fights at ECU Game

Police are investigating a fight that broke out in the student section of Kenan Stadium at the conclusion of Saturday's football game against East Carolina University. The fight started when a group of UNC students in the upper stands of the stadium began throwing cups at people in the lower stands, police reports state. Jeff McCracken, deputy director of the Department of Public Safety, said police suspect that three separate fights broke out in the same area, although it is not clear how many people were involved. McCracken said he suspected the fight could have been prevented if

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Faculty Debates Award Criteria

A resolution that sparked debate at the Faculty Council meeting Friday was sent back to the Faculty Information Technology Advisory Committee for redrafting. The resolution would give special consideration in determining teaching awards for professors using information technology in innovative ways.

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Online Voting For Class Gift Starts Today

Starting today seniors will be able to vote online for a senior gift for the first time ever. Along with an in-person voting option, the class of 2002 can vote for one of three gift options on the Student Central Web site. "We found that it was a lot easier for students to vote on the Internet," said Reida Lawrence, gift committee chairwoman. "It is not such a long, drawn-out process as voting in person." Ben Singer, senior class president, said online voting will make the process easier.

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Security to Increase at State Fair

N.C. State Fair and law enforcement officials have announced plans to increase security as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, although they do not expect a decrease in attendance. Those attend this year's fair, which starts this Friday and runs through Oct. 21, can expect closer searches of all bags, as well as the addition of plainclothes officers. Restroom attendants also have been hired to increase security and cleanliness in the restrooms. In addition, anyone found carrying knives will be asked to check them at the gate and reclaim them on leaving the fairgrounds.

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UNC Edges Pirates in Wacky Game

SportSaturday Editor Maybe it was the heightened tension created by the renewal of a rivalry 20 years on hold, but it seemed like everything that transpired in North Carolina's football game Saturday was soaked in incredulity. The Tar Heels overcame their early overanxiousness, slowed the Pirates' offense and effectively employed their two-QB scheme -- albeit with a dash of intrigue -- to prolong a season that is becoming increasingly hard to believe. UNC's 24-21 win in front of 58,500 at Kenan Stadium defied rationality, encapsulating the Tar Heels' season perfectly

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Letter Writer Berates Fans for Booing Curry, Sends Best Wishes

TO THE EDITOR: I was very disappointed by the booing that some of our fans did when Ronald Curry entered in the second half of the ECU game. No fans should ever boo one of their own players, especially a player who has given so much to his football team and school like Curry has done the previous three years. I understand people will argue that Darian Durant has added a much-needed spark to our offense this season. However, I also realize that Curry has done the same thing throughout his career and will continue to do so if given the chance.

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Man Charged With Hit-and-Run, DWI

Chapel Hill police arrested a Carrboro man early Saturday morning after a drunken driving incident left one pedestrian with minor injuries. Michael Jason Crawford, 20, of 3500 Old Greensboro Highway was arrested just after midnight Saturday at a business in Carrboro. Crawford was charged with one felony count of hit-and-run, one count of misdemeanor driving while impaired and one misdemeanor provisional licensee count, police reports state. While leaving a parking space at 306 W. Franklin St.

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Rally Aims to Boost National Unity

Close to 100 members of the UNC community gathered in Polk Place on Friday to listen to a series of patriotic speakers during a rally designed to build support for the United States. The rally, organized by the College Republicans, promoted unconditional support for America and its government, even in the event of war. But several students with opposing views also attended to voice opinions. The rally came in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but happened before the U.S.

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Same Old Jordan Works Out in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- Michael Jordan turned the corner and jogged down the hallway. The back of his white No. 23 jersey and the back of the world's most famous bald head headed into the UNC-Wilmington gym. For the next two hours and 15 minutes Friday night, reporters sat back in a Trask Coliseum corridor adjacent to the court, sealed from the floor by a set of doors.

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Volleyball Learns Lesson, Tops ACC Foes

One of the most overused cliches in the sports world is that through defeat, a team can learn to win. With two victories this weekend, the North Carolina volleyball team proved that coming dangerously close to losing can be just as beneficial. Friday night, Florida State pushed the Tar Heels to the limit. After losing the first two games to UNC, the Seminoles rallied to win the next two, setting the stage for a decisive fifth game. In game five, FSU took an 8-1 lead and UNC's first loss in nine matches seemed inevitable.

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Columbus Put The `Seas' in Deadly Disease

How does that rhyming mnemonic phrase go? "Back in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. ... In the New World he did sneeze, bringing natives to their knees. ... And if by genetic resistance some were saved, these healthy natives were soon enslaved." I'm not sure if that's how it went exactly. Despite my deficient memory, the fact remains that Christopher Columbus not only sparked Europe's westward expansion across the seas, he also inadvertently introduced the world to germ warfare.

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Local Candidates Attend Forum at Public Library

About 30 residents and Chapel Hill candidates met in the Chapel Hill Public Library on Saturday to address issues affecting the town in this year's election. Both Chapel Hill Town Council and mayoral candidates attended the meeting, which was sponsored by Citizens for Livable Communities. The meeting began with three-minute speeches by the candidates and ended with small group discussions with residents. Mayoral candidates Kevin Foy and Lee Pavao presented their platforms at the meeting.

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