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Monday September 20th

National Poltics


Security at Postgame Celebration Too Harsh, Ruined Festive Mood

TO THE EDITOR: For the last four years, the students of UNC have been waiting for something like Saturday's win to happen. Our football team got its biggest win since 1960, and not only did we beat Florida State, but we also annihilated the national powerhouse by handing them their worst loss since 1985. It was a fantastic moment. And how did the Kenan Stadium security and UNC public safety respond to the student body's much-anticipated jubilation after the game? They did it by literally body-checking those students who tried to take down the goalpost.

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Fishing to Continue at University Lake

Officials have announced that fishing will continue at University Lake despite efforts by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to ban the practice. The Orange Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors decided at its regular business meeting Sept. 13 not to change its policy on fishing at University Lake. And OWASA board members and PETA protesters say the issue has lost salience in light of the recent terrorist attacks against the United States.

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Group to Analyze LGBT Needs

UNC administrators recently gave the planning committee for a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender student resource center the green light to begin researching LGBT needs. Provost Robert Shelton will be the committee's point man until decisions are made about further action. "(The resource center) has been formally constituted," Shelton said. "I'm very optimistic to figure out what we should do." Shelton said members were chosen for the planning committee after he received input from faculty and student leaders in active communication with him.

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Little Things Help UNC's Offense

Sixty-nine yards rushing. Sure, it's not much, but North Carolina will take it. In Saturday's game against then-No. 6 Florida State, North Carolina's tailbacks were only able to pick up 69 rushing yards in 41 carries, but no one really cared. The North Carolina 41, Florida State 9 seemed to overshadow it all. There were other little things that UNC's offense did that it hadn't done before. Kept the quarterback safe. Gave him time. Created holes for the tailbacks. Held onto the ball. Didn't make stupid mental errors.

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N.Y. Officials Suggest Aid In Form of Scholarships

Two recent proposals aim to extend college financial relief to the families of victims hurt or killed in the this month's terrorist attacks. Proposals by financial institutions and Gov. George Pataki of New York intend to provide scholarships and loan extensions to those directly affected. Work on both proposals began immediately after the tragedy when President Bush designated all five boroughs of New York City eligible for national disaster assistance.

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New Post Aims to Up Security

President Bush announced Thursday evening the creation of the Office of Homeland Security to improve security nationwide, but the new position may come under fire in the future. The Cabinet-level office will coordinate the FBI, CIA and 40 other federal bureaus to protect the United States from future terrorist attacks. Bush appointed Tom Ridge, Pennsylvania's Republican governor, to oversee the office.

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UNC: Bill Will Arrive This Week

According to a letter sent by University officials, UNC students soon will have full mailboxes and comparatively lighter wallets. The letter, written by Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Nancy Suttenfield, was sent to all UNC students and explained that students should expect to receive two more tuition bills before the end of the semester -- the first of which accompanied the letter.

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Damage Will Be Fixed Before ECU Game

Department of Athletics officials say that damage caused in the celebration following North Carolina's Saturday football victory will be fixed before the Tar Heel's next home game Oct. 6. The most serious problem in and around Kenan Stadium is a goalpost that was torn down by students who rushed the field after UNC's upset of Florida State University, said Mike Bunting, director of Kenan Stadium and football facilities. But Bunting said the cost of fixing the post was less than it might have been because students did not uproot the goalpost completely.

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Banning Songs Is Just Simply Bad Business

With the world on the brink of war, what more could placate our anxiety than listening to John Lennon's "Imagine" or Cat Steven's "Peace Train"? Lennon says, "Imagine all the people living life in peace." Correct me if I'm wrong here, but that would be good, right? Stevens goes even further with his emotions, saying, "Why must we go on hating/Why can't we live in bliss?" Living in bliss ... hmmm. I could see where that would be a problem.

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UNC No Stranger to War Efforts

As the nation prepares for the possibility of war, University officials are speculating about UNC's contribution to the war effort and are ready to offer support as the University has done during past conflicts. But officials say it's too early to know how similar the University's role will be to the one it assumed in previous wars, when UNC was called upon to offer assistance such as research contributions and professors' expert advice.

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Pundits: Dole to Face Trials in Senate Run

After several weeks of speculation, former presidential candidate and N.C. native Elizabeth Dole has announced that she will seek the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jesse Helms. Dole, who also is a former president of the American Red Cross, will be running against Richard Vinroot and Ada Fisher for the GOP nomination. On the Democratic side, the only two candidates to announce their decision to run are Rep. Dan Blue, D-Wake, and N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.

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Lineup Changes Pay Off for Field Hockey

Kent State did more than defeat North Carolina 5-4 in overtime on Saturday. The Golden Flashes' five goals -- the most the Tar Heels have allowed since surrendering six to Wake Forest in 1999 -- forced UNC coach Karen Shelton to alter her lineup for Sunday's contest against James Madison. Shelton moved seniors Abby Martin and Carrie Lingo into the backfield, joining Susan Hayes and Alison Stewart. Martin replaced freshman Carey Fetting-Smith at sweeper, where Martin played her junior year.

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LGBT Rally Organizers React to Ad

An allegedly false Campus Calendar announcement that appeared in The Daily Tar Heel on Monday has spurred several groups on campus to stage a gay pride rally. After several Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender groups on campus determined that an announcement submitted via the DTH's Web site likely was a prank, the groups decided to hold a march matching the announcement, which described a "gay pride march on UNC."

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Festival Elicits Laughs, Insight

"One Acts Festival" Company Carolina Saturday, Sept. 22 4 Stars The cool, intimate darkness of Swain Hall's theater provided the perfect backdrop for Company Carolina's "One Acts Festival." The four plays acted out on the small stage brought both laughter and insight, not hindered at all by simple sets and close quarters. "Sure Thing" by David Ives

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Student Says Prayers Should Not Be Just for Victims of Center Attack

TO THE EDITOR: Over the past two weeks I have either attended or walked by several vigils and memorials dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the terrible tragedy. There has been an abundance of prayer for the victims and their families, as they are in much need of our concern. But one observation I have made is that no one seems to be praying for Osama bin Laden. Am I presumptuous to believe that his soul is in need of more prayer than anyone else?

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3 Players Earn ACC Honors

Three North Carolina football players have been selected as ACC players of the week for their efforts in UNC's 41-9 win against Florida State. Center Adam Metts, the only senior on the North Carolina offensive line, accumulated seven knockdown blocks in the Tar Heels' 41-9 win against the Seminoles. Defensive end Julius Peppers equaled his career high with 10 tackles and one sack. Peppers added one interception and paced the Tar Heel defense in yielding 224 yards for the game. Quarterback Darian Durant went

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Police Roundup 09/25/01

University Sunday, Sept. 23 A domestic dispute between two UNC employees took place about 6 p.m. at the Chase Dining Hall loading deck. Reports state that the victim was picking up her last check when a male cafeteria employee at Chase assaulted her. The suspect was taken to the magistrates office but after 25 minutes the victim had not appeared. The suspect was released pending a warrant request.

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