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Monday September 20th

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Subs Lead Women's Soccer To Victory

DURHAM -- If top-ranked UNC was trying to show Missouri mercy by yanking the starters, it didn't work. Its reserves proved just as capable of trouncing Missouri. The Tar Heels (5-0) defeated the Tigers 7-0 and outshot them 28-2 at the Duke Adidas Women's Soccer Classic. UNC topped Georgia 9-0 on Friday. With a 5-0 lead and 30:56 left in the game, UNC coach Anson Dorrance called off the dogs, letting five reserves, three of which were freshmen, take the field. The domination continued.

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Franklin Street Vendors See Small Game Crowd

Some Franklin Street businesses were flooded with customers eager to get their hands on North Carolina shirts, hats and jerseys Saturday afternoon shortly after the football team's victory over Florida State University. Certain Franklin Street business owners said the 41-9 win prompted an increase in sales, while others said it was business as usual. Actual statistics on sales were not available Sunday.

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Tar Heels' Kills Trouble Terrapins

Points came in bunches for the North Carolina volleyball team Friday night. After winning the first five points of the match, the Tar Heels never looked back and cruised to a 3-0 win against Maryland. Senior Melissa Higgins' serving sparked UNC's quick start. Higgins tallied two aces in the five-point streak on her way to five aces in the match.

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New Tar Heel Town Premieres

Saturday's Tar Heel Town marked the start of a new format for the pregame party, which now is geared more toward UNC students than families. Matt Roberts, assistant director of sports marketing and organizer for Tar Heel Town, said officials wanted to change the atmosphere this year so that it felt more like a pregame party. "Tar Heel Town had that family event perception," Roberts said. "This year we added new things for students and fans because the survey (conducted over the summer) showed that's what they wanted."

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Tenured Faculty Asked to Add Classes

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and administrators are concerned that a provision in the state budget requesting that tenured faculty teach more hours might make recruitment and retention of top faculty more difficult. The state budget, which legislators passed Friday, requests that tenured faculty who teach less than 15 hours take on more courses to deal with the UNC system's projected enrollment growth. Enrollment grew by more than 7,000 students this year.

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Field Hockey Avenges First Loss

While triumphant cheers at Kenan Stadium could be heard throughout campus Saturday afternoon, the fans at field hockey's Henry Stadium were silenced by a visitor's single shot. Kent State's Helen Jerden scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Golden Flashes stunned North Carolina 5-4. The Tar Heels (6-1) avenged its first loss of the season and rebounded to defeat James Madison 3-1 on Sunday.

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Campaign's 2nd Phase Postponed

UNC officials have decided to postpone launching the public phase of the University's most aggressive fund-raising campaign ever because of recent terrorist attacks. The results of the private phase of the Carolina First campaign, which has been going on since July 1999, were scheduled to be announced during University Day celebrations Oct. 12. The public phase of the effort also would have begun at this time. But Chancellor James Moeser said Friday that the public phase of the campaign -- and the announcement of initial results -- will be postponed indefinitely.

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Excitement, Tough Road Lay Ahead

Clad in bright yellow shirts, the security officers took their places at the bottom of the aisles in Kenan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was such an odd sight at the end of a UNC football game, let alone one against Florida State, that it was hard to believe it was real. Were these Kenan Stadium stands still filled to near-capacity? Were these smiles on the faces of Tar Heel fans? Was this (gasp) excitement -- downright manic excitement -- in the air? But this was no dream. And the bright yellow human shields were ready.

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Tar Heels Stun Seminoles With 1st Win

Defensive end O.J. Jackson slumped in a chair at the back end of the Florida State sideline during the final minutes of Saturday's game at Kenan Stadium. Jackson occasionally chewed the white towel draped over his head with his mouth full of gold teeth and rubbed his face in agony. His 71-year-old coach, Bobby Bowden, stood alone on the field's edge with his hands on his hips and head down, as well.

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Fans Donate $7,500 for Fund

The North Carolina football team's win over Florida State University wasn't the only success at Kenan Stadium Saturday afternoon -- volunteers collected more than $7,500 for children who lost parents in the recent terrorist attacks. The money raised Saturday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Lumina Foundation for Education -- an Indianapolis-based group that works to improve access to higher education.

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Legislature Gives Budget Final Approval

RALEIGH -- Members of the N.C. House of Representatives bolted from the chamber after passing a budget Friday morning, bringing nearly nine months of debate to a close. The N.C. Senate passed the budget 26-8 in less than fifteen minutes, but the House spent more than an hour debating budget-related issues, ending in a 63-53 vote. Rep. Edward Redwine, D-Brunswick, opened the budget discussion, which ended almost three months after the start of the fiscal year, by reassuring legislators about the budget they were about to pass.

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Cavs Make Men's Soccer Pay for Mental Lapses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was bound to hurt sooner or later. The North Carolina men's soccer team had gotten away with its mental mistakes. Its players had gotten away with lapses against lesser opponents. Virginia, however, wasn't about to let the Tar Heels off the hook. UVa. scored two goals on restarts en route to a 2-0 victory against the Tar Heels before 3,190 at Kl

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Fans Tear Down Kenan Goalpost in Celebration

As Saturday's football game against Florida State University drew to a close, thousands of ecstatic UNC students rushed onto the field ready to tear down the goalpost in Kenan Stadium's west end zone. But surprisingly, it was not until about 40 minutes later that the goalpost finally fell to the turf after its crossbar was broken. Steve Kirschner, director of athletic communications, said he was not surprised that the goalpost survived the student assault for so long.

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2-QB System Works Well for UNC

Another football game, another chapter added to the North Carolina quarterback saga. The latest installment Saturday featured the first look at the Tar Heels' new scheme to play backup redshirt freshman Darian Durant earlier in the game. The result was 301 yards of total offense, 232 of them in the air, as the Tar Heels defeated No. 6 Florida State 41-9. In the first half, senior starter Ronald Curry and Durant alternated series, with Curry running five and Durant three.

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APPLES Invites Those Who Seek to Belong To Join The Club

TO THE EDITOR: College entails more than just the classes and finding where you fit in on campus. So much can make your college experience more meaningful. There are numerous organizations, and it can be difficult to find the one that's right for you. However, if you are looking to find your place on campus, a place where you can help others, have fun, and meet great friends doing it, then I encourage you to come to an APPLES interest meeting.

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State Cuts Funding for Politics Program

As part of its budget for the next two fiscal years, the N.C. General Assembly voted Thursday to end funding for a program designed to improve University relations with southern politicians, journalists and media personalities. UNC's Program on Southern Politics, Media and Public Life existed in preliminary forms for several years but did not take its official form until last year, when it received $225,000 in funding from the legislature. With funding cut, the program finds itself on unstable ground.

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School Districts Discuss Possible Merger

The Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight with two local school boards to address the proposed $75 million bond package and the possibility of a school district merger. The commissioners will meet with the Orange County Board of Education and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education at 7:30 p.m. in the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill. Orange County officials said the three boards will discuss the impact of the bond package's $47 million allocated for education.

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4 Alumni Confirmed As Dead

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Ryan Kohart, a four-year letterman and one of the captains of the 1998 North Carolina men's lacrosse team, has been confirmed as one who lost his life in the World Trade Center disaster of Sept. 11. Kohart, who was a defenseman for the Tar Heels and played on teams from 1995-98, will be honored in a memorial service to be held at noon Saturday at the Cathedral of Incarnation on Cathedral Avenue in Ryan's hometown of Garden City, N.Y.

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GROUNDBREAKING

Fate has a wicked sense of humor. For years, fate has smiled on Florida State's football team, bearing it national title games and championship crowns. Heisman Trophy winners came and went, and Tallahassee was blessed by a glorious year-in-year-out glow of national dominance that few programs ever know. For years, fate has frowned on North Carolina, handing loss after loss. Injuries came to stay, coaches left, and Chapel Hill was cursed by a disturbing year-in-year-out trend of roller coaster seasons that programs dread.

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