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Thursday May 19th

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Moeser Says Honor Court Needs Serious Discussion

A group of about 60 students, faculty members, and administrators aired concerns and ideas about the Honor Court on Tuesday night, including faculty involvement, communication and the structure of defense and investigative counsels.The forum, organized by the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor, was moderated by Chancellor James Moeser and Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff.Moeser opened the discussion by saying the Honor Court is a great asset to the University but that its role at UNC needed to be evaluated."I think there are some serious questions to be asked abou

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Council Might Grant Aid to Eastgate Owner

Voting unanimously against the town manager's recommendation, the Chapel Hill Town Council approved a motion Monday to reconsider helping a property-owning firm finance its flood damage.At the meeting, Town Manager Cal Horton submitted his response to Federal Realty Investment Trust's Jan.

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UNC Lucks Out vs. 'Cats

The North Carolina baseball team averaged nearly 7.7 runs and 9.8 hits per game before Tuesday's game with lowly Davidson.So it's no wonder that UNC coach Mike Fox wasn't at all pleased with the Tar Heels 3-2 victory at Boshamer Stadium."We were very, very lucky to win," Fox said. "We just didn't do many good things, especially offensively. We didn't hit too many balls very hard, we popped the ball up and we scored the third run on a fluke."With the scored tied 2-2 in the seventh, Tar Heels Brandon Russell and Chad Prosser occupied the corners.

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Grad Students Deserve Duke Tickets as Much as Seniors, Are Real Fans

TO THE EDITOR:In her Feb. 26 column, Kate Hartig bemoans the scalping of Duke tickets by UNC students, saying that this practice keeps deserving students from attending the game. I entirely agree. However, I vehemently disagree with Hartig's assertion that the scalping occurs because graduating graduate students who "couldn't care less about the team or this very special game" sell their tickets. Many graduating graduate students have been here longer than the senior undergrads. We have been to every basketball game for which we could get tickets.

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News Agencies Analyze Florida's Uncounted Ballots

A nonprofit research firm recently began to assemble the pieces of the 2000 presidential election puzzle by analyzing the rejected Florida ballots -- even as a preliminary study revealed that the outcome would likely have been unchanged.USA TODAY reported Monday that its joint study with Knight Ridder found that Gore would have received a maximum of just 49 additional votes in Miami-Dade County -- one of the counties in the center of the election controversy.The National Opinion Research Center, an organization affiliated with the University of Chicago, was hired by some of America's lar

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School Board Leaders Meet to Discuss Horace Williams Tract

Representatives of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will continue their informative forums about the new development plan when they meet with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials today.Director of the UNC Master Plan Jonathan Howes and other members of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will meet at the Lincoln Center Administration office with Superintendent Neil Pedersen and other school officials to discuss planning the development of the Horace Williams tract.

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N.C. Schools Win High Technology Marks

For the second year in a row, N.C. State University has been ranked as one of the top three universities for technology transfer -- a measure of how a university's work benefits the economic and research growth of the surrounding community.N.C.

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Search Begins for Social Work Dean

The search for a new dean in the School of Social Work began Tuesday when a committee of University administrators and faculty laid out a plan of action at its first meeting.The search committee was formed after Richard Edwards' decision to resign from the position of dean in January.Chaired by Linda Cronenwett, dean of the School of Nursing, the committee consists of members of the faculty and staff of the School of Social Work, as well as members of the University faculty and staff.The group met Tuesday to determine the status of the search, and Edwards said the committee is not fee

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Stem Cell Study Not Immoral, Poses Benefits

Imagine a single avenue of biomedical technology with the promise of treating diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease, even broken bones.Stem cell research has the potential to be that cure-all, but because the source of the cells is tied up with the right to life debate, federal researchers' ability to do promising research is pinned to politics.A poll by Research America reports that 65 percent of Americans support stem cell research by the National Institutes of Health.

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Future Unclear for Wolfpack

In the aftermath of his team's 86-66 loss at Virginia on Sunday, North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said he was worried.Worried? With the Tar Heels at 22-4 overall and tied for first place in the ACC?Herb Sendek wishes he had such worries. But Sendek, N.C. State's coach, doesn't get to fret about which region his team will be sent to as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.It will be a minor miracle if his team is even in the tournament."We're very aware of what it would take at this point," Sendek said on Tuesday.

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CAA President Saga Ends With Chaney Win

After more than five weeks of campaigning and Board of Elections investigations, the race for Carolina Athletic Association president came to a close in the re-election Tuesday.Reid Chaney was declared the winner against Michael Songer after capturing 1,558 of the 2,994 votes cast, while Songer fell short with 1,366 votes."We're so excited," Chaney said.

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Local Schools Report Mold

Mushrooms growing in classrooms and students getting sick from airborne mold might seem farfetched, but it is exactly what some say local schools are dealing with lately.Twelve schools have reported problems with mold, which can cause health problems such as coughing, allergic reactions and even pneumonia, said Maria Mekeel, head nurse at the Chapel Hill Children's Clinic.But Steve Scroggs, Chapel Hill-Carrboro assistant superintendent for support services, said the mold does not create problems, but merely frustrates problems people already have."It's triggering people's allergi

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Officials Discuss Fee on Homes

By James MillerStaff WriterHILLSBOROUGH -- Orange County officials and residents weighed in with questions and opinions Monday about a report that could impact county fees charged to home builders in the local school districts.The report, prepared by Tischler and Associates Inc., a Bethesda, Md., consulting agency, recommends that the county charge higher public school impact fees for construction of single-family homes than for construction of other residential dwellings.The report also details maximum legally permissible impact fees.The one-time fees, which are paid by anyone

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`Progress' Joins Faculty, Student Activists

In a step to unite student and faculty efforts at UNC, the Progressive Faculty Network and the Progress Students Coalition have joined forces to form a group named -- quite simply -- Progress.While the organizations will continue to work separately, Progress aims to foster communication between the groups -- both of which are prominent activist organizations on campus."The main focus is to be a medium between students and faculty," said Rudy Kleysteuber, Campus Y co-president and participant in the formation of Progress.Rashmi Varma, an English professor and member of the Pr

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APPLES Offers Students Niche Serving University And Local Community\

TO THE EDITOR:Finding your niche on campus is important to making the University feel like home. There is seemingly an endless variety of organizations to join here, yet finding the organization that's right for you seems difficult for many. There is fear of having no friends in the organization, of a large time commitment and of your work not being valued or appreciated, just to name a few.

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Library Gets Sonic Link to Past

A new instrument housed in Wilson Library will allow archival recordings that haven't been played in 50 years to make a living contribution to America's sonic history. The library's archeophone, one of only seven worldwide, plays aging wax cylinders that are too fragile to be played on traditional cylinder phonographs."Nobody's been able to play and listen to these for decades," said Sound and Image Librarian Steven Weiss.

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UNC Hires New Greek Director

Campus sororities and fraternities have a new director of Greek affairs to turn to for advice on rush week, safety and organization between the groups.Jay Anhorn, assistant director of student activities at Coastal Carolina University, will begin working as director of Greek affairs March 7.The position became vacant in October after former Director of Greek Affairs Ron Binder retired.Interim Director Aaron Nelson will continue working until March 9, so he and Anhorn will have three days to work together.Nelson will be leaving to take a new job as the executive director of the Chap

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Coalition Agrees On Approach to Win LGBT Center

Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center Coalition established a plan of action Tuesday night to convince Chancellor James Moeser to establish a task force to evaluate LGBT needs on campus.They hope the task force, consisting of faculty and students, will find that UNC needs an LGBT Resource Center, which has surfaced as a major issue among both the LGBT community and student politicians.The coalition decided to focus its efforts on gaining the support of student organizations, faculty members and alumni by asking for petitions and letters of support, which w

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Public Safety Unveils Improved P2P Shuttles

Students accustomed to the duct-taped seats and intimate body-to-body travel with drunken revelers now have a larger and handicap-accessible form of transportation thanks to the three new express Point-2-Point buses that began circulation Monday.Derek Poarch, director of public safety, said the new shuttles, which will replace the older models, hold 30 people sitting and have enough room for another 30 people to stand comfortably.Poarch said the new buses are specifically designed for running P2P routes, unlike the older buses, which were intended to be parking lot shuttles.

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Act Could Lure New Teachers

RALEIGH - Rep. David Price, D-N.C., unveiled Tuesday legislation that he plans to propose designed to help fight teacher shortages both in North Carolina and nationwide.The Teaching Fellows Act, which Price plans to propose to the House on Thursday, aims to provide students with an incentive to enter teaching.

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