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Tuesday January 25th

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Some Shout-Outs Before Going Out

Editorial Page Editor Kelli Boutin -- Thank you for allowing me to express myself every Monday.Kelli, I know the critics aren't going to agree with me using The Daily Tar Heel to address 0.7 percent of this campus, so I've got to slam them before they stop reading this column.Carolina Review: What were you thinking in that October 2000 issue? My boy told me in November that the Carolina Review had some words for me.

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CP&L Lawyer: Ice Age More Likely Than Nuclear Accident

By Kellie DixonAssistant City EditorAfter nearly 10 hours of deliberations, Carolina Power & Light Co., the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Orange County officials must wait for three judges to decide the fate of a possible on-site storage expansion at a local nuclear power plant.At Thursday's hearing at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh, CP&L officials presented a rebuttal to safety concerns voiced by Orange County lawyers.

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CAA's Saturday Ticket Distribution Anything But Fair

Though Tee Pruitt claims he wants fairness for all, his actions tell otherwise. He claims that the goal of his ticket distribution plan is to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to get seats. And for now, this is how he defines fairness. But then there is the issue of Saturday's distribution.Here, 100 people were mistakenly given bracelets that were not in the bracelet number range. To "compensate," the Carolina Athletic Association decided to assign these people new numbers. What the CAA failed to take into account is how that would affect these people.

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Virtual Visions

As bustling students make their daily weave through UNC's campus, many of them don't realize that cutting-edge virtual reality technology lies tucked away in Sitterson Hall.In rooms full of cascading wires, macabre mannequin parts, glowing computer screens and strange headgear, researchers are developing an office that blurs the line between the physical and the intangible.The "Office of the Future" project is working to merge virtual reality and video-conferencing, bringing together geographically distant people in a simulated, immersive environment.

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New Director Tapped for WUNC

After an extensive nationwide search, University officials recently announced the hiring of a seasoned general manager at WUNC Radio.Joan Rose, currently the program director at Michigan Radio, the public service radio station for the University of Michigan, will assume the post on Feb.

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Area Declares Week in Honor Of Falun Dafa

In honor of a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, local officials have declared this week Falun Dafa Week.Carrboro and Wake County officials chose to dedicate the week to the Chinese practice, which is based on the principles of truthfulness, benevolence and forbearance.

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Bunting Makes Strong Impression on Players

Errol Hood saw enough in a matter of seconds to form his impression.Hood couldn't help but notice the Super Bowl ring adorning John Bunting's right hand as North Carolina's new coach walked into a team meeting at 3:30 p.m at the Kenan Football Center.And by the time Bunting uttered his first words to the throng of North Carolina players, Hood knew he was serious about winning."He walked in, he had that look in his eye like he is determined to turn this program around," Hood said.Bunting met with UNC's players on Monday afternoon, three weeks after those same players went

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Local High School to Open Late

Some local high school students had an extra two hours to sleep this morning.The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education decided Thursday to delay the opening of East Chapel Hill High School on seven mornings this school year to give teachers extra time to work on their lesson plans.

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Critique on N.C. Colleges Constructive, Leaders Say

By Monica ChenStaff WriterGov. Jim Hunt and UNC-system President Molly Broad expressed cautious optimism after the state's higher education system received mediocre grades in a national report.They said the $3.1 billion higher education bond and other efforts will help the system improve its national standing.Measuring Up 2000, a report released Nov.

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Board-Scouts' Alliance Weighed

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education's support of local Boy Scouts might be in jeopardy due to conflicting policies on discrimination.The Boy Scouts' policy, though somewhat hazy, prohibits "avowed" homosexuals from serving as scoutmasters or joining the scouts, a policy upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June. But the school board also maintains a policy on discrimination, one prohibiting discrimination on any number of characteristics, including sexual orientation.

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MSU Police Work to Stop Pro_ling

The Michigan State University Police Department recently announced a plan designed to reduce racial profiling by campus police officers and improve the university's relations with minority students.MSU Police Capt.

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Athletes Team Up, Help Families

By Joanna Housiadas Staff WriterScissors snipped away at wrapping paper and ribbon flew through the air as UNC athletes came together in the spirit of the holidays to gift wrap presents for needy families.More than 20 UNC athletic teams -- including the women's and men's lacrosse teams -- are teaming up to sponsor 20 local families in hopes of making their Christmas holidays a little brighter.Each team sponsored at least one family, donating the money to buy them gifts off their wish lists. The gifts were wrapped on Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon.

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Barksdale Goes Off Early, Then Goes Out

By Mike OgleAssistant Sports EditorAt the start of the North Carolina women's basketball game against Maryland on Saturday afternoon, UNC forward LaQuanda Barksdale was unconscious. At the start of the second half, she was out of commission."She's had an allergic reaction, and she can't even see," UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said.

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Real Millennium Causes Less Hype Than Year 2000

On New Year's 2000, millions of people celebrated what many believed to be the start of a new millennium.But mathematicians were quick to point out that Jan. 1, 2001, actually begins the third millennium. Although the 21st century began last New Year's Day, the new millennium does not begin until Jan. 1, 2001. The Roman calendar, used by much of the world, begins with the year 1 A.D., not the year zero. Because a millennium is a 1,000-year period, the third millennium should begin 2,000 years later in the year 2001.

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Off-Season Work Ethic Gives Erndl Added Speed

By Tim SolicStaff WriterFor many college athletes, the summers are filled with long training sessions preparing for the upcoming season. For North Carolina's Kevin Erndl, that was never the case.Erndl used to rest in the off-season, taking the time to recuperate after the grueling collegiate season came to a close.But things have changed, and now Erndl is flying. Erndl, a junior on the men's swimming team, has started out the year at a scorching pace. Thus far, Erndl has tied the fastest time in UNC history in one event and equaled the sixth-fastest time in another.

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