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Thursday October 21st

National Poltics


Politics Never Go Out of Fashion

If you have been keeping up with the "Fashion Times" like I have - which explains my unkempt look around campus (really, I am just on the cutting edge. In a few years you too will wish you looked as washed out, untucked and tired as I do) - you will have noticed that the new looks for the winter have arrived. Believe it or not, fashion does not just exist in a vacuum.

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Chants of Protesters

Chants of Protesters Disrupted Ceremony, Damaged Their Cause TO THE EDITOR: I attended University Day primarily because I wanted to hear Chancellor Moeser's address. An occasion like this is an important opportunity for the University community to get to know its new chancellor. I was impressed by what I heard. However, my enjoyment of the occasion was significantly impaired by the chants of the union demonstrators. Yes, there is a constitutional right of free speech, and the University officials did well to respect that. But it is a right that can very easily be abused.

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Blowin' up is next on agenda for local hip-hop artists

Like a clueless kid stuck on a stalled uphill roller coaster, N.C. hip hop waits restlessly for East Coast recognition. For too long, frustrated emcees, groups, producers and DJs have witnessed up-and-coming hip-hop acts from Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami and even St. Louis bypass their dormancy and become the next multiplatinum rap superstars, leaving the state starved for a piece of the money and fame. And though there are endless lamentations as to why N.C.

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Jury of their Peers

In a given week, roughly five students' academic fates are decided behind closed doors by a jury composed of their fellow students. Last month, those normally closed doors were thrust open when senior Mike Trinh and junior Brianne Roth opened their Honor Court hearing, giving students and professors a chance to decide for themselves whether UNC's student-run judicial system is adequate. But the jury is still out on whether students are intellectually and psychologically capable of dispensing justice to their peers. Student Attorney General Taylor Lea said she is proud that UNC's ju

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Schools' Honor Court Systems Vary

UNC-Chapel Hill's policy of trying students accused of honor code infractions in a student-run court contrasts sharply with student judicial policies at nearby universities. UNC-CH's honor court system recently came under criticism from a group of computer science students who were tried and found guilty of cheating on an assignment. The case has raised questions about the legitimacy of having students trying and sentencing students. UNC-CH is one of only 12 universities nationwide with a student-run honor court system.

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Congress Running Out of Money for Student Groups

A financial shortfall and increased demand for funding has Student Congress cinching its purse strings tighter when appropriating student fees to campus organizations. Although Congress had $39,000 to appropriate to student groups last fall, they began with only $22,000 this year, placing extra stress on the allocation process. Less than $9,000 remains for the rest of the semester. "There's a big budget crunch, so we have to be particular," said Rep. Kevin Crockett, Dist. 19. Student Body Treasurer Patrick Frye said the shortfall of $5,100 has contributed to the reduced funds.

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Director Brings Experience Home to UNC

Discuss cheerleading, and images of Toni Basil's "Mickey" music video immediately spring to mind. It certainly did for UNC alumnus, Student Television veteran and "Bring It On" director Peyton Reed, as he ended his first feature film with a post-millennium homage to the '80s pop song that made cheerleading cool for the MTV crowd. "We sort of decided that we couldn't do a cheerleading movie and not do `Mickey,'" he said. With an open week in between projects, Reed arrived in North Carolina for a week of relaxation.

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Tyfu Spins Out of Control; Corrs Mix it Up

Tyfu Out of Control Four Stars The streetwise yin to Sankofa's positivist yang, Tyfu provides the Triangle with a much-needed hard-core hip hop presence, with hearts and smarts intact. The 11-man collective (Sandman, Logic, Damage One, Lovejoy, Mstk, Skillz, Young, Tey Novel, Subtle Storm, Contact and Haxoba) boasts even more central members on Out of Control than the Wu-Tang Clan, and incidentally owes a significant stylistic debt to that N.Y.

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BachmannTurns Down The Volume

After nationwide success fronting Chapel Hill's own raw indie rockers Archers of Loaf, Eric Bachmann has found his new musical calling - the worship of words. Following the Archers' demise in 1998, UNC alumnus Bachmann began again with a fresh approach, this time as the only regular member of Crooked Fingers. He released his first album under the new moniker in January, and hasn't looked back since. Critics who praised Crooked Fingers were shocked, along with fans, at the great difference between the Archers and Bachmann's new material.

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Photography for Dummies

By Rich Beckman Guest Columnist What is a good picture? That is a question with many different answers depending on the context of the discussion. To a newspaper photo editor, a good picture is a moment, a slice of life that tells a story. To a parent, a good picture is often any good exposure of one of their children. To a midterm-weary college student, it might be a picture that reminds him of last summer when he was riding the waves off the California coast. In general, a good picture is one that evokes a memory or an emotional response.

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Palestinian Leadership Solely Responsible For `Disgraceful' Fighting

TO THE EDITOR: Arafat, the PLO and all Palestinians had an opportunity to show the world that they were capable of ensuring order and security during Ariel Sharon's Sept. 28 visit to the Temple Mount. Unfortunately, they gave us living proof why Jerusalem can never again be divided and why Israel must remain as sole protector - ensuring freedom of worship and free access to all of Jerusalem for all faiths.

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Volleyball Defeats Cavaliers

Even though Tuesday's match was a three-game sweep, it wasn't an easy win for the North Carolina volleyball team. The Tar Heels had to come from behind in game two and fought off a late Virginia charge in game three to defeat the Cavaliers 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 18-16) at Carmichael Auditorium. As the match wore on, Virginia cut its number of unforced errors and started hitting the ball harder and more accurately. But UNC was up to the challenge.

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Students Take Mic to Share Race Experiences

Students and faculty shared their views on racial prejudices, exclusiveness of ethnic groups and perceived racial barriers at UNC during a discussion Tuesday night in the Union Cabaret. The open-mic event, another installment of Race Relations Week, was presented by the Living with Compassion Series and the Cultural Diversity Committee of the Black Student Movement. "This was an opportunity to look at race and how it affects our lives and the University," said Jon Curtis, assistant director of Union student activities and a moderator for the event.

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Special Elections Fill 7 More Seats; 5 Still Vacant

Student Congress held special elections Tuesday to fill 13 vacant seats in graduate, South Campus and off-campus undergraduate districts. The winners were: District 2: Anthony Ward District 16: Kimberly Anne Turner and Carey Richter District 17: Bradley Keith Overcash District 18: Timothy Michael Ligay District 19: Gary King District 21: David Allen Worth District 24: Jay Thomas Briley Seats in graduate districts 3, 5, 7 and 9 as well as off-campus District 25 are still vacant because no one ran for office. A total of 201 people cast their votes at the four pol

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Wolfe Encourages Young Authors

Students, faculty and local residents filled Memorial Hall on Tuesday for the inaugural Thomas Wolfe Memorial Lecture, given by - appropriately enough - Tom Wolfe, journalist and best-selling author of the novel "Bonfire of the Vanities." Thomas Wolfe Society President Ben Jones presented Wolfe with the first annual Thomas Wolfe Prize, which accompanies the lecture.

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Bill Provisions Forgive Loans, Grant Aid for Tobacco Farmers

By Monica Chen and Michael McKnight Concerns regarding a surprise amendment to a spending bill by an influential Kentucky senator were abetted when another provision was added to help ailing North Carolina tobacco farmers. Under pressure from N.C. senators, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., agreed to a provision to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill that will forgive a $125 million federal loan to the Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation. Most N.C. tobacco farmers grow flue-cured tobacco.

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UNC Schools Cast Votes Early

Students at several UNC-system schools will join UNC-Chapel Hill students in casting some of the first ballots of this year's election. UNC-CH opened its satellite polling site at Morehead Planetarium Monday. The site, open to all Orange County voters, will remain open until Nov. 3. Several system schools, including N.C. Central University and UNC-Greensboro, were on Fall Break Monday, so students at those schools had to wait until later in the week to begin early voting.

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