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Thursday August 11th

National Poltics


Faculty Also Join in Romantic Antics

Love isn't just for undergraduates. UNC faculty members enjoy spending quality time with their significant others on Valentine's Day and scoff at the notion that only young people can enjoy the holiday. But most agree that the holiday improves with age because the quality of love gets better. "Valentine's Day gets better as you get older because you know what love is about," said UNC journalism Professor Rhonda Gibson.

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Police Keep Up Search In Attack

Several weeks after two UNC students were robbed at gunpoint on campus, University Police Chief Derek Poarch said no arrests have been made and that the investigation is continuing. Poarch said the Department of Public Safety has received numerous tips from Chapel Hill-Carrboro Crime Stoppers and other sources since two students were held up in the parking area behind Morehead Planetarium next to the Coker Arboretum on Jan. 19.

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Animal Shelter OK With Rules

Orange County Animal Shelter officials say the shelter will not be directly affected by stricter policies should the N.C. General Assembly chose to implement a proposal by state veterinarian David Marshall. Marshall is demanding that tougher laws regarding private animal shelters are created and that these laws also empower the Department of Agriculture to oversee the regulations of county-run shelters. The legislature has not set a date for examining the proposal.

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Tuition Hike Threatens Day-Care Program's Availability, School Board's Resources

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education voted Thursday to increase tuition for its day-care program, a move that could jeopardize the board's budget as well as the accessibility of services for low-income families. The board raised the 2002-03 tuition for its day-care program from $675 to $700, which is $25 less than the $725 price tag originally proposed by board member Nettie Collins-Hart for the Pre-K/Head Start program.

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Learning Disabilites Office Moves to Larger Space

UNC's Learning Disabilities Services is relocating to a larger and more user-friendly location on Franklin Street. The LDS office is set to move in April to the Bank of America building on Franklin Street, with more than two times the amount of office space than it has in its current location. LDS resides in the basement of Wilson Library, in a tunnel of crowded desks and windowless offices that hosts a full staff and serves about 350 students.

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Developments in the War on Terrorism

Afghan Warlord Vows To Keep Fighting - An Afghan warlord who led the worst factional fighting since the fall of the Taliban vowed Sunday to fight rather than step down as governor of an eastern province. In the north, warlords agreed to create a "security belt" to keep unauthorized weapons out. Iraq Vice President Dismisses Powell's Comments

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Donations Sheds Light on Politician's Life

The family of Raleigh's first black mayoral candidate donated an extensive collection of previously undiscovered documents Thursday to the manuscripts department of Wilson Library. Papers such as letters and personal documents from the life of Manassa Pope were donated to the Southern History Collection in Wilson Library, said history Professor James Leloudis. "There are other collections and other sources, but there are very few collections in the South as rich and extensive as these," he said.

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Lang Bounces Back, Leads 2nd-Half Effort

Kris Lang was virtually nonexistent in the first half of Sunday's 92-77 loss to Maryland. But that's not to say he went unnoticed. In 14 first-half minutes against Maryland, Lang was 1 for 4 from the field for five points and a lone rebound. The first-half line from the senior was so uncharacteristic that UNC coach Matt Doherty pulled him aside during halftime and questioned his effort. "Coach got at me about not playing hard," Lang said.

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Candidates Organize Last Publicity Push

Most student body president candidates said they spent the weekend coordinating plans for the final push in the days before the election. Candidates used their last available weekend to organize their final campaign efforts. The general election will be held Tuesday, with online voting available throughout the day. Candidate Brad Overcash said he spent the weekend socializing and reminding people to vote. Overcash said he plans to get up early Monday and Tuesday and go to South Campus to greet students on their way to morning classes.

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Wrestling Misses Opportunities, Drops Home Match

North Carolina's wrestling team didn't just have a good chance to beat Navy on Saturday - it had three. The Midshipmen clipped the Tar Heels 18-16 at Carmichael Auditorium for UNC's first home loss this year. Any of three matches could have been the difference in the defeat. With UNC heavyweight Ryan Adams and Navy's Steve Kovach tied at one at the end of the first overtime, Adams won the toss and chose bottom. If he escaped in 30 seconds, he would've won. But he didn't, and Kovach won.

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Upset-Minded Tar Heels Shine at ITA Tourney

The North Carolina women's tennis team won all but three singles sets en route to a 6-1 victory against 13th-ranked Notre Dame in the quarterfinal consolation round at the ITA National Indoor Championships on Saturday. Marlene Mejia, Julie Rotondi, Kate Pinchbeck and Aniela Mojzis, UNC's top four players, all won their singles matches in straight sets to close out the Tar Heels' last match at the tournament.

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Bland SBP Campaigns Reveal Little

As a former University desk reporter, I get a kick out of student elections. Political ambition, egotism and competition fend off the February chill as the University community gathers to debate issues with feigned earnestness. For a few weeks every year, campus politicos and strategists come out of the woodwork, classmates reveal their political agendas with endorsement buttons on book bags, and best of all, University issues come to the forefront of students' minds.

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Tears Bring Peace in Times of Grief

I try very hard to put something witty or humorous in everything I write. However, it's difficult to do when the subject matter is grim. So, I ask for forgiveness from my readers for one week without humor. A friend of mine recently passed away, and I'm not sure of how to deal with the grief. We had a lot of good times together, but whenever I try to think of them, it only makes me cry. What should I do?

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Spending Figures Show High Costs Of Mayoral Race

Now that the dust has settled after last year's elections in Chapel Hill's political arena, figures from the mayoral race show that campaign spending have soared, making this race the most expensive one to date. Last year's Chapel Hill mayoral race brought up new issues, such as the right way to deal with campaign spending and the introduction of a spending cap that would limit the amount of money donated to each candidate.

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Women Take Hot Streak on Road, Beat State

RALEIGH -- Nikki Teasley stomped on the floor of Reynolds Coliseum, fists clenched, and screamed. With 4:03 remaining in the second half of Sunday's game against N.C. State, Teasley took a pass on the right wing, drove the lane, scooped in a layup and was fouled by State forward Amy Simpson. Teasley let loose the scream in front of her team's bench, then calmly stepped to the free-throw line and knocked down the shot, giving North Carolina a 69-58 lead.

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Campus Calendar

Today 5 p.m. -- Zeta Phi Beta sorority Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity Inc. are hosting Episode 5 of the "Roots" television series in 100 Hamilton Hall. 7 p.m. -- The UNC Campaign Finance Reform Alliance will show the Bill Moyers documentary "Free Speech for Sale" in 304 Dey Hall. Come learn about the influence of money in politics while snacking on some free food! 8 p.m. -- The Carolina V-Day Initiative is hosting a benefit concert in the Great Hall of the Student Union, featuring Waybetter. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased from the V-Day table in the Pit.

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UNC-W Gives Nod to $400 Tuition Increase

The UNC-Wilmington Board of Trustees recently approved a proposal that could lead to a one-year, $400 tuition increase for the university's students. UNC-W joins close to a dozen other schools in the UNC system that have either passed tuition increases or are considering them. The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees approved a one-year, $400 tuition increase on Jan. 24. UNC-Charlotte passed an increase of the same amount earlier this month. The UNC-system Board of Governors will consider all campus-initiated tuition increases during its meeting on March 6.

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Tar Heels Show Progress, Still Lose

North Carolina coach Matt Doherty decided to try something a little bit different to prepare for No. 3 Maryland: no scouting report. One could argue that at UNC and Maryland's first meeting on Jan. 9, the Tar Heels saw everything in the Terrapins' bag of tricks when they lost 112-79. Or that the Tar Heels' chances of winning were so slim that it wasn't worth Doherty's assistants' time. Either way, Doherty decided to simplify things against the Terps.

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What if We Are Wasting Life Away Online?

I was looking through old e-mails from last summer in search of a topic for this week's column. While reflecting on the many different stories in this litany of e-mails, I decided that it was the e-mails themselves that would serve as the basis for my column. No, I'm not talking about the numerous stories about my travels throughout Europe or even stories about hot girls (although those stories were quite interesting; I'll keep those for another column).

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