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Police Roundup 10/25/01

University Tuesday, Oct. 23 An employee at Student Health Services reported a suspicious package in room 220 of Student Health to campus police at 1:45p.m., reports state. Reports state that UNC Department of Environment, Health and Safety came and removed the package from the scene. A suspicious letter sent to a Davis Library employee was reported to campus police at 12:45 p.m. Reports state that EHS sealed off the letter and removed it from the scene.

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UNC Men's Tennis Individuals Shine in Tourney

Unity was on the tip of the North Carolina men's tennis team's tongues after the first day of the ITA Top of the Hill Region II Tournament.Many players accustomed to playing singles matches dominated in doubles Wednesday at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Most of the pairs had not teamed up prior to the tournament.

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C-START Teaching Initiative Enters 2nd Year

Not all students will have their courses taught by professors or teaching assistants next semester. Four courses offered for the spring 2002 semester will be taught by UNC undergraduate students as part of a program aiming to put students doing independent study projects at the head of the classroom. The program -- Carolina Students Taking Academic Responsibility Through Teaching -- is now in its second year after being founded by a $5,000 grant from former provost Dick Richardson.

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Men's Soccer Extends Win Streak to Nine

Men's Soccer Old Dominion 0 UNC 2 Ranked sixth in the nation and facing an unranked Old Dominion, North Carolina's men's soccer team was supposed to win. And the Tar Heels did - but barely. Two late goals by David Stokes and Marcus Storey gave UNC (13-2, 3-1) a 2-0 victory against ODU (7-5-1) Wednesday at Fetzer Field. The win increased UNC's winning streak to 9 games, and it was the fifth game in a row that ended in a shutout. After playing N.C. State on Sunday, the Tar Heels weren't fresh for the game, and their fatigue showed in the first half.

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Strokes Have Solid Debut; Bush Matures

Bush Golden State 5 Stars Raw and powerful, Bush's fourth album, Golden State, makes great strides while thankfully digressing to real rock. Returning to the classic grunge style reminiscent of Nirvana and its own Sixteen Stone, Bush has matured quite a bit. The result is an aggressive mix that makes you feel pumped yet complacent. Gavin Rossdale's plaintive voice now boost lyrics confronting more mature issues like love and personal growth. The band has moved past its youthful angst to find a beautiful yet energetic voice.

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Stomach-Turning `From Hell' Falls Flat

"From Hell" 2 stars It takes two actors as beautiful as Johnny Depp and Heather Graham to keep the filmgoer from blanching in reaction to the gore of "From Hell." This Hughes brothers film focuses upon one particular explanation for the Jack the Ripper killings in 19th century England. The theory espoused in the film is directly based on the heavily researched, extensive graphic novel "From Hell."

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Study to Measure Local Traffic

Recent action taken by UNC and Chapel Hill officials has created jobs that involve sitting near busy intersections and counting passers-by. The town of Chapel Hill and the University have mobilized mechanical and human counters around the Chapel Hill area for a traffic study that began this week and will last into mid-November.

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Being Rocky Horror

Some people find release in sports or artwork. But for veteran actor/audience member Scott Dirl, Friday night's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is his own personal brand of escape. A bald, middle-aged man dressed in a white tuxedo with a priest's collar, Dirl stands out like a sore thumb among the mainly black clad twenty-somethings in the Rialto Theater's audience. But once "Rocky Horror" begins, he breaks from his reserved demeanor and becomes another voice in the chorus of remarks being yelled at the on-screen actors.

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Chief Marshal of Senior Class Resigns, Demands Leaders' Accountability

TO THE EDITOR: To the class of 2002: I'm writing to inform you that I am hereby resigning from the position of chief marshal of the senior class. Recent actions regarding the selection of our Commencement speaker on the part of Vice President Ursula Dimmling have forced me to choose morality in leadership over a resume builder. What follows is what led me to my decision:

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Report: Colleges' Hiring Changing

Colleges and universities are hiring more part-time faculty members as opposed to full-time professors, according to a study released last week by the U.S. Department of Education. The report is based on a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. A total of 3,395 post-secondary institutions were surveyed during the 1998-99 academic year. According to the report, part-time faculty members constitute 43 percent of the faculty body at college and universities. Part-time faculty members taught 27 percent of undergraduate courses.

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N.C. House Says Yes to New Plan

RALEIGH -- The N.C. House gave tentative approval to a controversial redistricting plan Tuesday in a near party-line vote after about a month of debate. The bill, which passed 62-57, was sponsored by Rep. Ronnie Sutton, D-Robeson, co-chairman of the House Legislative Redistricting Committee. The Democrats have a small majority in the House, holding 62 seats to the 58 seats held by Republicans. The plan, which will be voted on again by the House today, will shape the makeup of the N.C. House for the next 10 years.

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Plan Mandates Housing for More Students

The University plans to add 3,300 more students to UNC's campus during the next eight to 10 years. Some have disputed whether the University needs to grow at such a rate. But University officials say they have a plan to accommodate all additional students. The lingering discussion has been made somewhat moot by the town's passing of UNC's Development Plan on Oct. 3. Plans to accommodate new students now have been given the green light. A Bed for Every Head

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CAA Addresses Concerns About Distribution Dates And Scheduling Conflicts

TO THE EDITOR: It has recently come to our attention that the first basketball ticket distribution date fall on junior and sophomore registration dates. With registration now beginning at 10 a.m. there is some student concern over the selection of ticket distribution dates. Because of the importance of this issue, we would like to justify the selection of these dates and outline our course of action to appease your concerns. The basketball, football and academic schedules created a great deal of difficulty in selecting distribution dates for this year.

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Durham Murders May Be Connected

Durham police identified similarities Tuesday between two recent murders and are investigating possible connections between both victims. "We have not drawn a link, but we have discovered some similarities," said Lt. Ed Sarvis, spokesman for the Durham Police Department. "Both victims were roughly the same age, both the same race, both are known homosexuals, and both frequented chat rooms on the Internet." As the investigation progresses, officials are warning local Internet chat room users to exercise extra caution online.

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Re-electing Allen Spalt Ensures the Preservation Of Local Environment

TO THE EDITOR: Re-elect Allen Spalt for Carrboro alderman. For over two years now a diverse coalition of citizens, activists and local legislators has been fighting Carolina Power & Light Co.'s unwise plan to double the storage of high level nuclear waste at the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant. The plan would make Shearon Harris the largest repository of spent fuel rods in the country, with much high-risk transport of dangerous materials to the plant.

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Campus Officials Respond to Mail Threats

UNC Mail Services officials said Tuesday that they have not identified any packages as potentially harmful, despite the adoption of strict guidelines. But the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Environment, Health and Safety have responded to about 20 emergency calls on campus regarding suspicious mail in the last week. In every case, the DPS officers determined there was no credible threat. University Mail Services, the sole recipient of all University mail, said regardless of the precautions it takes, its system is not foolproof.

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Americans Still Support War

For most Americans it was only a matter of time. Many see the military strikes on Afghanistan as an inevitable response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The mainstream American response, from the halls of the U.S. Capitol to the lunch counters in Midwestern farmlands, has been a call to arms to rid the world of such threats. Many Americans wanted a swift military response, and that is what they have received. But the far-reaching implications the attacks will have on American society remain to be seen.

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Local Officials Claim Layoffs Unnecessary

Chapel Hill and Carrboro officials say they do not foresee local government layoffs, despite an economic decline that has hit home for some N.C. businesses. State officials recently announced that the state's economy is expected to grow more slowly this year than previously expected. But Carrboro Town Manager Bob Morgan said careful budgeting will prevent the slowing economy from affecting town employees. So far, Midway, U.S. Airways and some furniture plants have reported job cuts or are planning them.

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