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Wednesday October 27th

National Poltics


Media's Election CoverageIndicative of Liberal Bias,Lack of Professionalism

TO THE EDITOR: I always used to dismiss the conservative claim that the media displays a liberal bias. However, the recent lack of professionalism by the media in reporting voting in the presidential election lends credence to this claim. Two examples come to mind. The first occurred Sunday night in an hourly news update by National Public Radio. NPR reported that a leading Democratic activist committed voter fraud by coercing homeless people in Detroit to vote for Al Gore on absentee ballots in exchange for packs of cigarettes. Luckily, a bystander videotaped this fraud.

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Israel-Palestine PanelWas Not BiasedIn Favor of Palestinians

TO THE EDITOR: As outsiders to the Israel-Palestine conflict, we feel that last Thursday's panelists in the Palestine-Israel discussion were not necessarily pro-Palestine. We agree it is a fact that the historical presentation lacked Israeli perspective. There were also individual panelists who spoke with great emotion against the action of the Israeli government.

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Addressing the Problem of Racism

Ah, the joys of public debate. Last week, I devoted my column to the volatile subject of racial discrimination. Understandably, some people disagreed with my opinions on the matter. And predictably, an extreme minority of those people chose to take the low road: Instead of offering an intelligent rationale for their disagreement with my ideas, they resorted to name-calling.

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Hash, Lloyd Capture Homecoming Titles

A 10-year streak in Homecoming elections was shattered Saturday as a candidate not sponsored by the Black Student Movement won the title of Mr. UNC. Will Lloyd, a senior from Graham sponsored by the Freshman Camp of the Campus Y, and Kellie Hash, a senior from Winston-Salem sponsored by the BSM, were awarded the titles of Mr. and Ms. UNC at the UNC-Maryland football game. Prior to this year's elections, only candidates sponsored by the BSM had won either title for the last 10 years. And Lloyd said BSM candidate Brandon Lofton could have just as easily won the crown.

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UNC Kicks Off Season's Final Phase in Fine Fashion

North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance looks at every season in three phases. The first phase: the regular season. It was not the Tar Heels' best after three losses, all of them in conference play. The second phase: the ACC tournament. The Tar Heels couldn't have been more dominant, yielding one goal in three wins for their 12th straight title. The third phase began Sunday before 2,538 fans at Fetzer Field: the NCAA tournament. And from the looks of things, North Carolina has forgotten the first phase and retained everything from the second. Alyssa Ramsey and K

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Get Hyped, Make a Mark On Campus

After many moons of bitching for 16 inches in this very space, I have been inspired. For five years I've trekked into The Daily Tar Heel office in the Student Union. There are signs on the walls, right near the newspaper rack, that direct you to the offices of the Yackety Yak, the Blue & White and the Young Democrats. There is also one for APPLES. I've walked past it a million times, and the only thought I had was that APPLES was the longest acronym I'd ever read. (Note: I am right. It stands for Assisting People in Planning Learning Experiences in Service. Christ.

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Film Portrays `Journey' to Find Life's Meaning

What would happen if we took a year off from the college grind and asked the most influential personalities of our nation out for a cup of coffee? If we were lucky, perhaps we would find ourselves in a situation similar to that of Eric Saperston, creator of the cinematic documentary "The Journey." Saperston's footage of his cross-country search for the meaning of life appears tonight at Memorial Hall.

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3 Resign, Eyeing SBP Position

Several Cabinet members of Student Body President Brad Matthews' administration submitted their resignations at Sunday night's Cabinet meeting to prepare for their roles in February's student elections. Michael Woods, student body secretary, Annie Pearce, Academic Affairs Committee chairwoman, and Dustyn Baker, executive assistant to the student body president, relinquished their current positions to run for student body president. Assistant Student Body Secretary Fred Hashagen resigned to manage Woods' campaign, and Chairwoman of External Relations Jessica Triche resigned with an intent

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UNC Raises Level of Play to Win Classic

Buzz Peterson was worried. The Tulsa coach looked over the box score from No. 6 North Carolina's narrow 66-61 victory Friday against Winthrop and noticed something odd: UNC preseason All-Americans Joseph Forte and Brendan Haywood combined for just 20 points. The duo bounced back Saturday against Tulsa.

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BOG OKs Proposal To Increase Tuition

The Board of Governors unanimously approved a two-year budget, which includes a 4 percent inflationary tuition increase, during its Friday meeting in the UNC-system General Administration building. System officials estimate that the increase will generate $16.5 million over two years, which will be allocated to a need-based financial aid program.

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Parties, Sports Mark 1st Alumni Weekend

Recent UNC graduates and alumni who haven't seen the campus in years came together this weekend in celebration of the first-ever Alumni Weekend. The General Alumni Association sponsored the weekend event, which included alumni groups from the School of Law and the School of Nursing and marked the 20th annual Black Alumni Reunion. "We are very pleased with the turnout for what is the very first alumni weekend," said Linda Rainey, coordinator of Alumni Clubs.

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Flanagan, Tar Heels Run to NCAAs

FURMAN, S.C. - In what looked like a repeat of the ACC Championships, freshman Shalane Flanagan led North Carolina to a second-place finish in cross country at the NCAA Southeast regional on Saturday morning. N.C. State, the 2000 ACC champion, finished first with 72 points. North Carolina tallied 83 points. The Tar Heels' second-place finish guarantees them a trip to the NCAA Championships at Iowa State on Nov. 20. Flanagan crossed the line first in 20 minutes, 51 seconds to finish 20 seconds ahead of Duke sophomore Sheela Agrawal, who placed second.

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Student Government Is Accessible - If You Utilize It

It is early morning. The door yawns open, quickly swallowing a pair of shadows before slamming shut. Two figures emerge inside, then disappear into a dark hallway. The first is a short but built figure; he is intense and cautious - definitely the leader of the two. The second is lanky and more awkward. Tall, thin and aloof, he would be lucky to take three steps without walking into a trash can. As they slink down the hall, the second figure turns to the first. "Narf!

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Drop a Nasty Habit in the Pit

Smoking is cool. After having read through a few copies of Cigar Aficionado, I'm thoroughly convinced of this. Kevin Costner adorns this month's cover, and if that isn't a firm declaration of the desirability of smoking, I don't know what would be a better one. Therefore, this Thursday the 16th, the date of the Great American Smoke-Out, it doesn't surprise me that the number of Americans who quit will be dwarfed by those who will continue to smoke. And that's a shame.

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Sangam Preparing for Show

Chug, chug, chug, choooo-choooo. Are you prepared for the South Asian Express? It's on its way to Chapel Hill full steam ahead. Picture 100 of the finest South Asians on UNC's campus percolating (I know, the notion scares me a bit too) while they lead you around the far reaches of South Asia with songs and dances for an entire evening - and you will understand just a hint of the entertainment that is headed your way. This scene will conclude with the phat fall show Aaj Ka Dhamaka put on by Sangam, UNC's South Asian awareness organization.

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