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Thursday August 11th

National Poltics


Online Voting Sets Voter Turnout Record for 2nd Year in a Row

Turnout for this year's student elections reached a record high with 7,421 students casting ballots Tuesday. The high volume of votes was attributed to the popularity of the candidates and the emphasis they placed on voting, Board of Elections Chairwoman Emily Margolis said. "We've been in touch more with the candidates about everything this year and publicized how to vote better," Margolis said. Even though the turnout only amounted to 30.7 percent of the entire campus population, election officials and candidates declared the election a victory for all included.

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Developer Petitions Council to Hear Plan

While the Chapel Hill Town Council might not be approving any new developments, one developer hopes his proposal for a mixed-use community in Northside will receive town approval. Developer Tom Tucker submitted a proposal to the council Monday night, requesting an expedited review for a proposed mixed-use development despite a virtual moratorium passed by the council two weeks ago.

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Foy, Easley To Face Off For Funds

Foy vs. Easley: Showdown Under the Capital Dome. Well, that might be a little melodramatic. But Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy is none too pleased with Gov. Mike Easley right now. And Foy -- along with the mayors of other cities in North Carolina -- plans on telling the governor about this grievance today. I suspect it will go something like this: "Give me my money back."

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ASG to Kick Off Campaign for Funding

The UNC Association of Student Governments will hold a rally today to launch its "Keep North Carolina Educated" campaign before the taping of a televised tuition forum. The campaign kickoff will begin at 5 p.m. outside UNC-Chapel Hill's George Watts Hill Alumni Center and will precede a tuition forum sponsored by UNC-TV, scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. in the same building. Both events are open to the public.

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Jordan Wins RHA President Position

Running unopposed for the position of Residence Hall Association president, junior Joanna Jordan won the election with 2,749 votes, 91.7 percent of the total votes cast for that race. Write-in candidates accounted for 8.3 percent of the vote with 248 votes. "I am really excited and happy," Jordan said in response to her win. Jordan, a health policy major from Fresno, Calif., became involved with RHA by running for area governor two years ago, and said her involvement motivated her to run for the RHA presidency. "It's been a great experience," she said.

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Officials Say $10,000 Embezzled From Bar

Chapel Hill police have determined that $10,000 cash was embezzled from Goodfellows, located at 149. 1/2 E. Franklin St., reports state. Reports state that the money was last known to be secure at 8 a.m. April 1, 2001. The amount was reported missing at 9:59 a.m. Jan. 7, reports state. Police have made one arrest in connection with the embezzlement. Bruce Florio, 31, of 100 Rock Haven Road in Carrboro was arrested at 1 a.m. on Saturday for one felony count of embezzlement. Reports state that Florio, who is a bartender at Goodfellows, was arrested at 203 E. Franklin St.

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Saying Vows Before Earning Degrees

Many married couples meet while in college. Many of these couples get married as soon as they graduate, quickly making the transition from college to married life. But some couples decide to marry before they even get a diploma. Julie Pruden, a sophomore education major, met her fiance, Michael Sullivan, last winter and they began dating after Winter Break. Pruden and Sullivan, a junior English major who plans on getting his master's degree in education so he can teach high school English, are both Christians and are active in Campus Crusade for Christ.

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Local Bar Owners Detail Policies About Recycling

Although there are no town ordinances in place, an Orange County official says Chapel Hill's bar scene deserves a gold star for its focus on recycling. Most local bars participate in the Commercial Glass Program, a countywide recycling program geared at eliminating the buildup of nonbiodegradable materials in the landfills. The program went into effect in 1992, and about 65 Chapel Hill businesses recycle, including more than seven bars.

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Students Sort Out Complicated Relationships

On any given day when you watch people on campus, UNC couples can be seen sharing giddy smiles and playful nudges. Students play the "game" in classes, meetings or bars, hoping to find the one who makes them stutter. Some find that meeting their sweetie can lead to an unexpected and complicated romance. Suzanne Branon, a sophomore English and education major, found her match in an unlikely partner. Branon said she and her boyfriend are an inseparable duo despite their political beliefs.

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County Legislators to Run This Fall

All four Orange County legislators say they will seek re-election to the N.C. General Assembly this fall. Democratic Sens. Ellie Kinnaird and Howard Lee and Democratic Reps. Joe Hackney and Verla Insko have served a combined 23 terms, accounting for 46 years of experience in the state legislature. Lee, who has served six full terms, said he plans to continue focusing on public education. "First and foremost is education," he said. "I've been a strong leader to pass legislation to enhance public schools."

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Candidates Maximize Exposure In Last Day Before SBP Election

Monday marked the last day before this year's student body elections, a day traditionally filled with last-minute rushes to fraternity and sorority houses, residence halls and other popular campus spots. Student body president candidates spent their last few hours continuing their campaigns of the past three weeks and urging students to vote. On the day before the election, candidate Brad Overcash continued to do what he says comes naturally. "I haven't really been nervous through the campaign because I've been doing what I like to do anyways -- talk to people," he said.

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Singles Make Different Valentine's Day Plans

Cupids, hearts, dinner reservations and chocolates for Valentine's Day can stir up mixed feelings among single students on campus. While some pass it off as just another day, many feel that it can be quite special if you have someone to share it with. This Valentine's Day, singles all around campus have developed alternate means of spending the day that celebrates the relationships they might not have. Many women have planned girls- only outings. Carlette Cavenaugh, a freshman biology major, has her own plans for rebuking Valentine's Day.

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Maybe You'll Vote, Probably Not Though

Today is Election Day. Incidentally, it is also a day to feel proud to be an American, because you can participate in what arguably can be considered as the rawest form of democracy. And that's something Americans should be proud of -- democracy, that is. America advocates it, fights for it, even pays for it.

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Pinchbeck Paces Men's Tennis

You could say that Daniel Pinchbeck had another easy day.After barely breaking a sweat against Furman and West Virginia, the Australian freshman had won 32 consecutive games.The streak progressed to 52 on Monday as the North Carolina men's tennis team smothered Campbell 7-0 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

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Doctors Warn Students About Less Talk, More Action

Boffing, schtupping, making whoopie, shagging, boinking, having it off -- no matter how you say it, most students think everybody is "doing it." But when it comes to actually discussing the nitty gritty act associated with reproduction, many students at UNC clam up or giggle like kindergartners. In fact, it seems the only people willing to have a mature conversation about the touchy subject -- sex -- are members of Chapel Hill's adult community.

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Aldermen Will Cut Budget Due to Deficit

Carrboro officials are anticipating at least $300,000 in spending cuts because of the state's budget deficit. Last week, Gov. Mike Easley announced a projected $900 million state budget shortfall for the 2001-02 fiscal year. These cuts have affected almost every town and city statewide. Carrboro Town Manager Bob Morgan said Monday that the town's Board of Aldermen must shave a minimum of $300,000 from the the town's total budget of $12.5 million.

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Singers Contend With Fan Culture

A typical show at Memorial Hall for two of the major a cappella groups at UNC is a sight to see. A sold-out house of screaming fans awaits the talented musicians, and when the singing starts, the screaming doesn't stop there.

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Campus Calendar

Today 6:30 p.m. -- In celebration of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Week, Feb. 11-17, the Educational Excellence Committee of the NAACP will be showing "4 Little Girls" in 304 Dey Hall until 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the event. 7:30 p.m. -- Choice USA is hosting a panel discussion on "The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Reproductive Choices." It will take place in 10 Greenlaw Hall.

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UNC to Hold Campus Elections

Students can cast their votes today in the general student body elections. Emily Margolis, chairwoman of the Board of Elections, said all fee-paying students can vote online through Student Central by using their PIDs or ONYENs to access the site. The site will be available for voting from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Students can only vote once.

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