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Friday December 3rd

National Poltics


Town Employees Say Pay Rate Inequitable

Chapel Hill employees have presented a plan to the Town Council that they say will make the payroll system more uniform and fair for all town workers. Steve England, spokesman for the Black Public Works Association, said the system gave new employees equal or greater benefits than experienced staff members. "The basic problem is that new people with no experience are making as much if not more than what we are,"England said.

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Scoreboard Watching Not in Torbush's Plans

The North Carolina football team is still alive in the bowl chase. That much, everyone knows. But not all of the Tar Heels want to get caught up in what has to happen for the team to advance to the postseason. UNC plays Duke on Saturday at noon, and N.C.

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`Brothers' Promise Learning, Laughter

They're not brothers and they're not Russian. Nor are they just a children's show. What the Flying Karamazov Brothers are exactly is subject to debate, though world-class entertainers should be somewhere in the definition. The Brothers will be performing their latest act, titled "L'Universe" (pronounced Looneyverse), in Memorial Hall tonight at 8 p.m. The Flying Karamazov Brothers started performing in San Francisco in 1973.

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RSVVP Restaurant Patrons Combat Hunger

Eating out became a form of community service Tuesday as residents flocked to their favorite eateries in the name of charity. Diners chose from the 105 restaurants throughout the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area that participated in the Inter-Faith Council's Restaurants Sharing V (5) plus V (5) Percent hunger-relief program. The restaurants' participation meant they would contribute 10 percent of their gross receipts from Tuesday's sales to the IFC to combat hunger. Many restaurants experienced a surge in business.

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Point Gaurds Audition for Leading Role in UNC Lineup

It was the one question everyone had about North Carolina men's basketball. It was also the one question UNC coach Matt Doherty would not answer. Who's your starting point guard? Doherty finally showed the world Friday night, when he sent freshman Adam Boone out for the opening tip against Winthrop in the first game of the NABC Classic. However, the answer was not a definitive one.

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Chickasaw Nation Leader Addresses Students

In the spirit of Native American Heritage Month, UNC welcomed a seasoned Indian government figure Monday night to talk about the history of the Chickasaws, their current state and their hopes for their nation's people. Bill Anoatubby, governor of the Chickasaw Indian Nation, spoke to a large crowd of UNC students and received a special introduction from his nephew and UNC graduate student Joe Anoatubby. Joe Anoatubby said the governor is an inspiration for all Chickasaws. "(Gov. Anoatubby) had made great improvements in the Chickasaw way of life," he said.

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Norkus Leads UNC Despite Injury

WINSTON-SALEM - It couldn't have happened at a worse time for Caleb Norkus. Just three days before his North Carolina soccer team would begin play in the ACC tournament, Norkus sprained his left ankle while vying for a head ball in practice. "I just went up for a head ball, and I came down and my ankle rolled," Norkus said.

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American Indians Want Campus Voice

An expanded Native American studies program and a push to bring in more American Indian faculty members, staff and students mark significant strides in the effort to bridge a cultural gap on campus. But UNC's American Indian students say the University faculty and staff lack adequate representation of their minority group. Making up less than 1 percent of UNC's enrolled population, American Indian students are trying to bolster their numbers at UNC and increase the University community's knowledge of their heritage. With November being Native American Heritage Month, junior Tawnda Tho

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`Journey' Takes UNC On Trip

The evening's production of "The Journey" is running slightly off schedule, but as "Journey" creator Eric Saperston said, it's not how the trip begins or ends, it's what you learn along the way that matters. A combination of storytelling, musical performances by Edwin McCain, a slide show and a clip of the feature film set to appear at the Sundance Film Festival, "The Journey" is a motivational talk for the mixed-media minded. The evening began with McCain's hit single "I'll Be" and rolled right into his introduction of Saperston.

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IFC Requests Local Diners to RSVVP Today

Want to fight hunger in Chapel Hill? If so, you can dine in or take out a meal from one of 105 local eateries participating in RSVVP today - and take care of your own hunger in the process. Many local restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds today to the Inter-Faith Council in Chapel Hill during the 12th annual Restaurants Sharing V (5) plus V (5) Percent fund-raising event. Irene Briggaman, volunteer chairwoman for RSVVP, said the program benefits both restaurant owners and the IFC. "It's a win-win situation," she said.

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Tar Heels Still in Hunt for Postseason Game

North Carolina football fans will have to take timeout from their hatred of N.C. State this Saturday. If they want the Tar Heels to go bowling, a Wolfpack victory at Virginia would help the cause tremendously. Although UNC (5-5, 2-5 in the ACC) can't catch the Cavaliers (5-4, 4-3) in the conference standings, UVa. will not be bowl eligible if it doesn't pick up another win. After N.C. State, the Cavaliers head to Virginia Tech, a likely loss. Maryland (5-5, 3-4) is also teetering on the edge of bowl dreams.

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Vacant Movie Theater to Be Transformed Into Nightclub

When the Ram Triple Theatre closed its doors a few weeks ago, many students and frugal movie buffs lamented the loss of the only place in town where they could see a flick for a buck and a half. But the theater's replacement might still appeal to a younger crowd, if not the penny pinchers. Elevations, the nightclub being constructed in the 10,000-square-foot area where the Ram Triple Theatre once stood, is expected to be finished by March. Created by former UNC student Brent Lee, the club is expected to have several large dance areas and bars located on different levels featuri

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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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