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Tuesday October 19th

National Poltics


Students Sponsor Cancer Week

Two student organizations are sponsoring a week of cancer awareness to provide information and promote service and prevention. Events for Cancer Awareness Week, sponsored by Carolina Cancer Focus and Asian sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, began Monday and continue through Thursday night. The week also will include games, information and fund raising in the Pit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Setting the Record Straight

This is a column that I hoped I would never have to write as editor of The Daily Tar Heel. I am writing to explain, as best I can, the remarkable similarity between Jon Hoffman's Editorial Notebook "Back to Normal," which appeared on Monday's editorial page, and a column written by Rick Reilly that appeared in the Sept.

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QB Durant Earns 2nd ACC Honor

For the second consecutive week, North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant has earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Durant, a redshirt freshman from Florence, S.C., went 10 of 14 for 128 passing yards and two touchdowns in leading the Tar Heels past N.C. State 17-9. He also rushed nine times for 46 yards without being sacked, and he led North Carolina on all three of its scoring drives.

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Aldermen to Consider Housing Subsidies

A housing subsidy plan could reward Carrboro town employees by helping them finance a place to live in the town in which they work. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen will discuss the creation of a housing subsidy for town employees at its meeting tonight. The board also will consider ways a program could be implemented. Alderman Mark Dorosin proposed the subsidy plan after noticing a general problem of affordable housing in the Carrboro community.

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UNC System to Review Guidelines for Admission

A study mandated by the N.C. General Assembly is forcing the UNC system to re-examine its admissions policy and find new tools to help predict a student's future success in college. UNC-system officials say the study will evaluate current tests -- such as the SAT -- used to predict a student's academic abilities.

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Council To Vote On Plan, Permit

UNC officials hope to kill two birds with one stone Wednesday by bringing two proposals to the Chapel Hill Town Council regarding campus growth. The Town Council will vote on UNC's Development Plan at the meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m.

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Teach-In Addresses War, Peace

UNC students, faculty and peace activists participated in the second in a series of teach-ins Monday night focusing on alternatives to violence after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The teach-in, titled "Understanding Terror: What is War? What is Peace?" did not immediately draw the criticism or the attendance of the first forum, which was held Sept. 17. Chancellor James Moeser's office was flooded by e-mails and phone calls after the Sept. 17 teach-in, which turned a critical eye on U.S.

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New Award Gives Whiteville Students Chance to Succeed

The family of a former top executive has created a scholarship to put a UNC education within the reach of Whiteville students. Recently, the family of UNC alumnus William R. Soles gave $600,000 to the Carolina Scholars Program to create the W. Rodger Soles Carolina Scholars Fund for incoming UNC freshmen. Soles retired from Jefferson-Pilot, where he served as the company's chairman and chief executive officer. His son William Soles and daughter M.

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Alums School Younger Runners

Like most veterans, the alumni of the North Carolina cross country team had a few words of wisdom for this year's varsity runners. The veterans reunited to emphasize the goals of the entire group at the UNC Cross Country Course. The squad taught the younger guys a lesson or two with its win against the current team by two points at the UNC Challenge. "The alumni just showed us how to run as a team, and team-wise that was the team that we were competitive with," UNC cross country coach Michael Whittlesey said.

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Surge in Public Generosity Helps Orange County Red Cross Stay Afloat

Despite earlier funding difficulties, the financial outlook of Orange County's Red Cross chapter is improving with the help of community support and awareness. Wallace Hill, chairman of the chapter's Board of Directors, said the chapter will not be closing despite financial concerns. Hill said several circumstances have led to problems within the chapter during the last four years.

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Field Hockey's Defense Creates Scoring Chances

North Carolina's field hockey team knew that something would have to change. The Tar Heels, who lacked intensity Wednesday in their 2-0 nonconference loss to Wake Forest, entered their weekend series against Duke and Richmond looking to regain production on the offensive side of the ball. Mission accomplished. Second-ranked UNC had its way offensively in weekend romps, defeating No. 10 Duke 5-0 and Richmond 8-0. "I think (the team) understands that they didn't play their best," UNC coach Karen Shelton said of the Wake Forest loss.

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University's Crime Rates Down in 2001

The Department of Public Safety released its annual report on campus crime and security Monday, in line with federal mandates. The University's 2001 Security Report indicates that arrests on campus are down significantly and that resources for safety information are more readily available. All institutions of higher education are required to post crime statistics and preventative safety measures online Oct. 1 or they will lose federal funding.

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Student Leaders Reunite to Plan Relief Efforts

UNC student leaders met Thursday night to discuss for a second time how to aid the community and the country in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. "The purpose is to formulate a plan for a long-term response to the terrorist attacks," said Liza Potter, co-president of the Campus Y. Raj Panjabi, Campus Y co-president, said the two goals of the group, are "fund raising for the victims ... and battling ignorance and hate ...

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Knowing Thug Life -- It's All In the Lyrics

Anything can happen in the world (as I think the events of the past three weeks have shown). But can the average columnist be transformed -- from a hard-working student into something far more profound, more dangerous and more "hard-core," if you will? I reckon yes. Trick Daddy said, "I don't know what this world's gonna bring/But I know one thing, that this is the life for me." What life is he referring to? Thug life ... damn. And after hearing what he had to say and looking back on some of my college experiences ... the proof is in the lyrics.

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Students Respond to Class Gifts

The three options for this year's senior class gift were met with mixed reactions from seniors when they were announced Monday. One possible gift is a freestanding monument -- named Unsung Founders of the University -- honoring men and women of color who helped raise some of the first buildings on campus. A second option is a marquee for Memorial Hall that will be used to publicize and promote events. The third possibility is a need-based scholarship for a senior who experiences a sudden and unforeseen financial difficulty. Seniors will have a chance to vote on the options Oct.

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SHS Changes Prompt No Major Criticism

Students are expressing varied reactions to reduced hours at Student Health Service, but officials say there are additional ways for students to get medical care when the facility is closed. SHS shortened its hours in May and is now open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, said SHS Associate Director Mary Covington. Last year, SHS was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But this year, students still have access to health care after hours, Covington said. "It's not that we're closed and you just can't get any help," she said.

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State's Military Bases Receive Federal Funds

Six military bases in North Carolina will be receiving more than $261 million in federal funds for various construction and renovation projects. The money is part of a $10.5 billion appropriations bill that passed the U.S. Senate 97-0 on Wednesday. Officials stress that the funding allotments are need-based, not prompted by the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks. The measure will increase military spending by $1.5 billion, which is 17 percent higher than present spending on military construction projects. Sen.

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Volleyball Hands Duke Loss, Stays Undefeated

DURHAM -- While it was a crisp autumn night outside, the atmosphere inside Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday seemed like that of a March afternoon as North Carolina and Duke met in a matchup of the ACC's top two volleyball teams. Face-painted Cameron Crazies hurled insults at the visiting side. Carlos Boozer and Chris Duhon watched from the stands. And, in reference to Duke's 11-0 record, the Blue Devil mascot roamed the crowd wearing a headband that read "Go to hell, we want 12." Unfortunately for Duke, the Blue Devil will have to wear the headband again.

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Tar Heels Stop 'Pack Comeback

RALEIGH -- Nineteen yards from the end zone, second down and four to go, Darian Durant looked at N.C. State's defense and made a snap decision. With a discreet gesture to North Carolina wideout Kory Bailey, Durant changed the play called by his coaches. Out of the shotgun, Durant dropped a step back and didn't hesitate, throwing the ball to a wide-open Bailey, hooking up for the duo's second of two touchdowns Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium. "I've audibled into some plays but never a touchdown," said Durant, North Carolina's backup quarterback.

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Field Hockey Regains Spark in Weekend Romp

The North Carolina field hockey team rekindled its competitive fire this weekend. The Tar Heels rebounded from a 2-0 loss to Wake Forest on Wednesday with wins against Duke and Richmond at Henry Stadium. On Sunday, the Spiders offered little resistance against the Tar Heels' aggressive offensive attack in an 8-0 loss.

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