The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Monday September 20th

National Poltics


UNC, Town Join Forces to Foster Harmony

Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and UNC Chancellor James Moeser met on the steps of the Franklin Street post office on Thursday to announce a new strategy for approaching town-gown relations. The two unveiled a new committee composed of members from the Chapel Hill Town Council and various University representatives. The committee will meet to discuss issues of mutual interest to the town and UNC, by way of a neutral facilitator. "Our motivation to discuss this kind of a joint working team is pretty simple," Moeser said.

Read More »

SportSaturday - UNC senior Sedrick Hodge has developed into one of the nation's best linebackers.

North Carolina's 1997 recruiting haul at tailback was ranked among the top five nationally. Ravon Anderson, Rufus Brown, Tyrell Godwin, Anthony Saunders and Domonique Williams combined to rush for 8,981 yards and 111 touchdowns in their senior seasons in high school. The Tar Heels also brought in all-state linebacker Sedrick Hodge from Atlanta that year. Three and a half seasons later, none of the backs has developed into the impact player UNC hoped they would. Anderson and Williams transferred. Godwin quit football after his sophomore year to concentrate on baseball.

Read More »

Tigers Ground Game Tough to Tame

Game and time: No. 5 Clemson at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Series: Clemson leads 30-17-1. Personnel: Clemson - OT Akil Smith (lungs) and QB Brian Carr (torn achilles) are out for the season. DE Terry Bryant (calf) is probable. UNC - LB Merceda Perry (right ankle) is out for the season. WR Chesley Borders (hamstring) is doubtful. DB Anthony Anderson (shoulder) and RB Rufus Brown (shoulder) are questionable. DE Julius Peppers (concussion) is probable. The key matchup: Clemson's offense is designed to get opposing defenses thinking about the pass.

Read More »

SportSaturday - Upbeat Fryer Proves Steal For UNC

Duke must be kicking itself. When North Carolina's Lisa Fryer was a junior in high school, she was all set to attend a volleyball camp at UNC's archival, one of the schools recruiting her. But when that camp was canceled, Fryer came to one at UNC instead. She fell in love with the University, and the rest is history. "We were fortunate," UNC coach Joe Sagula said.

Read More »

Bush, Gore Debate Shows Contrast in Policy, Image

Political pundits say the third and final presidential debate was more heated and brought out the policy differences between the two front-runners. The last debate between the two presidential candidates - Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore - took place Tuesday at the University of Washington in St.

Read More »

SportSaturday - Lending a Helping Hand

Holly Huff looks back through her years of college to remember what it was like when she was a freshman on the North Carolina field hockey team. She remembers being the girl from St. Louis who didn't know a whole lot of people and struggled in her first semester to balance the demands of one of the best field hockey programs in the nation with her school work.

Read More »

SportSaturday - Open It Up

There's no secret why North Carolina has lost three of its last four games: UNC hasn't been able to stop anybody defensively. Those four opponents lit up the scoreboard, averaging 39.5 points, and the Tar Heels are yielding 30.2 points per game overall. It's unlikely that the defense will experience a dramatic change and start putting the clamps on opponents. And it's tough to win if you can't stop anybody. Yet it can be done. It happens every Sunday. And the people of St.

Read More »

UE's Decision to Protest Reasonable

UE 150, the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, has been criticized for disrupting the chancellor's installation ceremony. As a member of UE, I defend our actions. In December 1996, the housekeepers' lawsuit against UNC ended with a court settlement requiring administrators to meet with housekeepers at least once each month. Since the settlement ended in December 1999, administrators have refused to meet with UE. Why have they failed to learn the most fundamental lesson of good management? Administrators would have us believe the answer lies in a 40-year-old law.

Read More »

SportSaturday - FSU's Weinke Piles Up Passing Yards

Maturity apparently isn't all that comes with age. In Chris Weinke's case, so do stellar statistics. The 28-year-old Florida State quarterback has left the box score overflowing the past two weekends. Weinke completed 66-of-105 passes for eight touchdowns and 1,032 yards in FSU's loss at Miami - its first defeat in 18 games - and its blowout of Duke. He did it all on a bum left foot, which he injured Sept. 28 at Maryland.

Read More »

Civil War Re-enactor's Speech Touts Battlefield Preservation

The savage-looking man on the cover of a Civil War narrative proved himself to be an intelligent and engaging speaker Thursday night when he spoke to students about issues important to him as a Civil War afficionado. Robert Lee Hodge, the Civil War re-enactor featured in Tony Horwitz's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Confederates in the Attic," discussed topics ranging from his opinion of Horwitz's writing to his roots as a Civil War fanatic. But Hodge focused mainly on the preservation of battlefields. The speech, held in Carroll Hall, was co-sponsored by the Carolina Summer Reading Pro

Read More »

Tar Heels Open Season With Losses at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - North Carolina opened its swimming and diving seasons losing to Georgia at Gabrileson Natatorium on Thursday. The top-ranked Georgia women's team defeated 16th-ranked UNC 160-138. The Tar Heel men fell to Georgia 164-134. Both teams won five of 16 events. For the women, senior Summer Mack was a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke. Freshman Molly Freedman won the 200 butterfly, and junior Molly Sullivan did the same in the 1,000 freestyle.

Read More »

Time for `New York State of Mind'

Start spreading the news. Tomorrow evening, in the cathedral that is Yankee Stadium, the two-time defending world champion New York Yankees and their crosstown rival, the Mets, square off in the first game of the 2000 World Series. In winning their respective league championship series this week, the clubs secured New York's first Subway Series since the Bronx Bombers and the Dodgers of Brooklyn went at it in 1956.

Read More »

SportSaturday - Adams Enjoying Resurgence

The renaissance that the Clemson football program is enjoying this season has brought happiness to many people. Death Valley is once again filled to the brim with orange-clad fans. Tiger apparel is hard to find in stores but easy to spot on the street. In short, Clemson is once again a national title contender, and people are enjoying it.

Read More »

Student Forum Backs Native American Activist

A Robeson County activist charged with first-degree murder might eventually face the death penalty, but not if a group of UNC students have anything to say about it. A student-organized forum designed to shed light on the case of accused murderer Eddie Hatcher was held Thursday night at Peabody Hall.

Read More »

Altman's Latest Flick Fails With Aimless Story

2 stars In "Dr. T and the Women," Richard Gere is living a nightmare, and for the most part, so is the audience. Gere bounces around from mundane situation to mundane situation without direction as time ambles by in auteur director Robert Altman's latest film. Gere plays Dr. Sully Travis, known to all as merely Dr. T, Dallas' most popular gynecologist among the social elite. He golfs his spare time away, and he's as adept with a rifle as a pair of forceps.

Read More »

Candidates Articulate Positions, Rally for Support

HILLSBOROUGH - Nearly a ballot's worth of candidates came out Wednesday for a front-porch discussion of the upcoming election. Candidates running for national and state Senate and House seats and Orange County Board of Commissioners slots gathered at the Hillsborough House Inn to articulate their platforms. Despite the fact that the candidates' social was open to the public, few people attended other than the candidates themselves. "The candidates can vote too," said Orange County Commissioner Margaret Brown, half-joking.

Read More »

SNL Spin-off `Ladies Man' Lacks Plot, Humor, Quality

By Justin Winters Staff Writer 1 1/2 stars Just when you thought it was safe to venture back into theaters after the odorous atrocities of "It's Pat" and "Superstar" had been cleared, the latest "Saturday Night Live" skit-turned-movie "The Ladies Man" has landed. And, boy oh boy, is it the bomb, or a bomb if you catch my hip lingo. Just retired from the variety show, after years of being ridiculed as the constant "man in the mooshpot" of "Saturday Night Live"'s duck-duck-goose catapult to stardom, Tim Meadows tries his darnedest to make his signature character Leon Phelps

Read More »