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Wednesday October 20th

National Poltics

Comic Relief

Most readers have heard about Art Spiegelman's "MAUS," Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" or Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' "Watchmen." And while those are all good places to begin exploring comics, many of the best introductions to comics aren't well-known. Here's a brief introduction to the most accessible of modern comics' great works.

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Aldermen Decide To Pursue Subsidies

Carrboro officials say they want to move forward with a plan to provide affordable housing for town employees. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen decided at its regular business meeting Tuesday night to investigate community interest and financing options for a housing subsidy program proposed by Alderman Mark Dorosin. "(Living in the town) helps strengthen relationships between the entity of the town and the citizens," Dorosin said. Of the 137 employees that work in Carrboro, 18 live in the town -- 13 percent. Dorosin has submitted four different plans for the housing subsidy prop

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Young Explores Options for Endowment

Slowly but surely, a controversial element of Student Body President Justin Young's platform is under way. The Student Empowerment Endowment, a fund available for students who want to improve their UNC experiences, is in the early stages of development, according to Young's midterm progress report. Young released his October Report on Tuesday. An internal executive branch committee has been formed to explore fund raising options and research program logistics.

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West Coast Cafe Becomes East End Oyster Bar

A Franklin Street pizzeria has shut its doors to the public after being open less than three months. The California Cafe, located at 201 E. Franklin St., recently changed ownership after the store's opening and is currently being renovated from a pizzeria cafe into a nighttime hot spot. Richard Paris, owner of the property located at the corner of East Franklin Street and Henderson Street, said he plans to open East End Oyster and Martini Bar by Oct. 29. "Our target is Oct.

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Gandhi's Grandson Stresses Nonviolence

Arun Gandhi, grandson of the renowned Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, spoke at UNC on Wednesday and implored an audience of more than 500 people to find nonviolent solutions to difficult problems. Speaking from the steps of South Building, Gandhi said following his grandfather's advice was especially important after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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In a Daze -- Students Lead Tiresome Lives

I have some skills. I can build a fire, draw a picture and quote much of the dialogue from the "Back to the Future" trilogy from memory. I can read clocks: digital, analog and military. But I am terrible at time management. And I am not alone, I'd say the majority of this campus is with me. Just think about it. Overall, what is overwhelmingly the most common response to the endless "How are you doing?" question? That's right. "I'm tired." We are not a student body of insomniacs!

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CDS: String of Arrests Not Proof of Internal Problem

Two more Carolina Dining Services employees were arrested in the past week, bringing the total to six arrested in the last month -- a trend managers and employees have identified as unusual. One CDS employee was arrested in Lenoir Dining Hall on Monday for assault on a female and injury to real property.

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Senate Approves Campus Construction Projects

In an annual process, the Senate gave a unanimous go-ahead to funding use for more campus construction. Each year many of the universities in the UNC system put in their proposals for construction projects to be endorsed by the UNC-system Board of Governors. If the projects are approved by the BOG, they then become non-appropriation bills that go before the General Assembly. The non-appropriations bill will allow the UNC system to use the money provided by fees and donations for improvements in the absence of tax funds. The Senate passed the non-appropriations bill by a 45-to-0

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Ball Finds Net Twice in Tar Heels' Win

DURHAM -- After playing six road games in 12 days, spending hours in airports and hanging out in hotel rooms, the North Carolina women's soccer team was looking for some silver lining in its cloudy schedule. Fortunately for the Tar Heels, forward Elizabeth Ball provided enough flashes of excellence to keep the team undefeated, as they downed Duke 3-1 at Koskinen Stadium. Ball checked into the game in the 7th minute after forward Alyssa Ramsey was hit by a Duke defender and limped off the field.

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In The News

Easley Commutes First Death Sentence Gov. Mike Easley, a former prosecutor whose ability to fairly hear clemency petitions was challenged by a death row inmate, on Tuesday commuted the man's death sentence to life in prison. Robert Bacon Jr. was to have been executed by injection at 2 a.m. Friday for the 1987 stabbing death of his lover's husband in Onslow County.

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Young Releases October Report, Maps Progress

Student Body President Justin Young released a report Tuesday highlighting his accomplishments and detailing the tasks he still has before him, officially marking the halfway point of his term, which began last April. According to the annual October Report compiled by the student body president, student government members have spent the last six months putting into play the initial stages of projects from Young's spring platform. Young said his most important accomplishment at this point has been the foundation of the Carolina Lobby Corps, an organization intended to advocate on behalf

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Brown Wins 2nd Annual Thomas Wolfe Award

The 2001 Thomas Wolfe Prize was presented to acclaimed Southern writer Larry Brown on Tuesday night. Professors and students filled Hamilton Hall to see him accept the award and to hear his advice on being working writer -- ironic considering Brown seemed to be the only one with no formal education in literature. Regardless, Brown's eight-book bibliography asserted him as a highly successful writer. He is the only two-time winner of the Southern Book Award, and the experience of being a writer and a Southerner was the focus of his lecture.

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