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Tuesday October 19th

National Poltics


Tar Heel Men Capture Meet

CULLOWHEE - The North Carolina men's cross country team won the North Carolina Intercollegiate Championship on Saturday. The Tar Heels had 40 points and finished 22 points ahead of Duke Team B. Senior Nick Iauco crossed the line first for UNC and finished fourth overall with a time of 25 minutes, 52 seconds. Matt Weiss and Terrance McRae tied for fifth place with identical times of 26:01. Jim Martin and Bobby Borbet also crossed the line with identical times to finish tied for 10th.

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N.C. Voters Can Cast Early Ballots Starting Today

Begining today, registered N.C. voters can cast a ballot for the Nov. 7 election at one of 52 satellite polling sites across the state as part of a new program aimed at improving voter turnout. UNC-Chapel Hill's satellite poll site at Morehead Planetarium -- open to registered Orange County voters -- will operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Nov. 3. Head basketball coach Matt Doherty and head football coach Carl Torbush are scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. to cast the first votes at the site. The polls will allow all registered N.C.

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Fans Pack Carmichael for Midnight Madness

"Midnight With Matt and the Tar Heels" was enjoyable for everyone involved. The crowd at Carmichael Auditorium. The North Carolina men's basketball team. And especially Matt. North Carolina rang in the new basketball year on Friday night - and Saturday morning - with a variety of contests and activities to excite Tar Heel fans. Those fans also got to see new coach Matt Doherty dust off his playing skills. "I thought things went great, from my perspective," Doherty said. "I won the 3-point shooting contest, I won the three-on-three contest, so selfishly, I had a good night.

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BOG Approves Finance Chief, Provost

DURHAM - The Board of Governors held a third workshop Friday to discuss the system's budget request for 2001-03, which will likely include new funding for enrollment growth, technology, and faculty salaries. The BOG will vote next month on its 2001-02 budget request. UNC-system President Molly Broad's preliminary budget also includes a 4 percent systemwide tuition increase aimed at offsetting the system's rising operating costs. At BOG Chairman Ben Ruffin's request, part of the workshop was spent reviewing the board's tuition-setting policy, adopted in 1998.

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SportsSaturday - A Dream Come True

Jeff Reed couldn't have expected his dream to unfold so perfectly. Not after getting such a late start. Not after spending his first few years at North Carolina watching games on television that his teammates were playing in hundreds of miles from Chapel Hill. Reed rarely told people about his dream - the chances of it coming true were slim. But that's what makes Reed's patient ascent from a little-known walk-on to one of the ACC's best kickers so special. "I had a dream, but I wouldn't ever say it." Reed said.

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Blue Skies Shine on UNC's Birthday Gala

The historic brick buildings and venerable trees served as an ideal background for University Day, a celebration of the past that also looks toward the future. A commemoration of the laying of Old East Residence Hall's cornerstone, the 124th annual University Day featured the installation of Chancellor James Moeser, numerous speeches from prominent leaders and customary traditions. The event began with a large procession of faculty in full regalia, staff and student leaders who wove their way from Hanes Hall down an aisle of grass and fallen leaves to the front of a decorated South Build

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CHUMS Band Together for Fest

The Chapel Hill Underground Music Society, otherwise known as CHUMS, is really just that - a couple of guys who live on the same hall in Old West and like the same kind of music. "We figured out that if we started a club, we could take advantage of University resources," said senior Jeff Bollinger, who, with junior Ben Rogerson, helped CHUMS become an official student organization last spring. CHUMS is sponsoring its first event tonight, an eight-band benefit festival at Go! Studios featuring hard-core rock acts.

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Carrboro Cops Should Draft Fiscal Wish List

There might as well be a "Help Wanted" sign on the door to the Carrboro police station. The town not only has fewer full-time employees in its police department per resident than other towns of the same size; it also can't seem to fill the positions it does have in its budget. According to a study compiled by the Mooresville Police Department, to which most of the departments in the state contributed data, Carrboro's 1999 budget provided for 37 full-time employees and had a population of 15,137. That's one employee for every 409 residents.

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Activist SURGEs Ahead

Dennis Markatos is attempting to derail society's injustices through activism. And he's urging others to abandon passivity and redirect their energy toward promoting global responsibility. "Society is a moving train. If we go through life indifferently, then we are compliant to whatever direction society is moving," Markatos said.

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UNC, 'Pack Set for Offensive Battle

Game and time: N.C. State at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Site: Kenan Stadium. TV/radio: The game will be televised regionally by ABC. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360-AM. Records: N.C. State is 4-1, 1-1 in the ACC. North Carolina is 3-2, 1-2. Series: UNC leads 59-24-6. Personnel update: N.C. State - No injuries reported. UNC - LB Merceda Perry (right ankle) is out for the season. WR Kory Bailey (right hamstring) and CB Anthony Anderson (left shoulder) are doubtful.

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SportsSaturday - Rating the Rivalry

My father has always liked to cause trouble. He is an Auburn fan. It doesn't seem like it's a big deal, but his entire family worships former Alabama coach Bear Bryant. You know how North Carolina fans idolize Dean Smith? It doesn't compare. According to certain members of the family, besides my dad's evil alliance, he had the further bad taste to infect one of his two daughters (me) with the Auburn fever. Thank god. Alabama's nothing but a bunch of cheaters.

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Seniors Hope Home Game Won't Be Last

Abby Martin burst into a sprint and worked her way up the left side of Henry Stadium's field. "You're gonna miss," yelled North Carolina field hockey manager Sam Trogdon. Martin's weapon of choice was a soccer ball, not something usually found at the stadium. Martin neared the goal and kicked without slowing her run. She missed wide by 10 feet. "That would have been in if it was a soccer goal," Martin called back to Trogdon.

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Women Meet to Prioritize Issues for Lobbying Group

Nearly 70 women of all ages and backgrounds gathered Thursday night to discuss and rank economic and social issues facing them and their families. The Orange County Women's Center and the Orange County Commission for Women hosted the Women's Agenda Assembly at the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill. Brenda Rosen and Jacky Philips of the commission, and Kim Shumate and Jenn Barr of the Orange County Women's Center served as co-chairwomen of the assembly. "I'm hoping that Orange County women are going to be able to talk to each other," Shumate said.

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Academics Debate University's Future

In continued observance of University Day on Thursday, distinguished panelists and academic leaders joined together in a spirited yet critical debate on the future of UNC as an academic research institution. The symposium, "The Future of the American Research University," was introduced by newly installed Chancellor James Moeser and moderated by UNC-system President Molly Broad. The event began with short commentaries by the panelists and continued with an audience-driven question-and-answer session. Broad set the pace of the symposium by focusing on the theme of change.

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SportsSaturday - Pondering Prognostication

Virginia Tech will go undefeated again. Purdue's Drew Brees will win the Heisman Trophy. Dilliard's won't offer any more ridiculous discounts to Florida State players. Predictions such as these account for half the fun in college football and make for interesting conversation. We make our own predictions every week at the DTH, proving exactly how much this prognostication is really worth. Jaded by the glut of upsets in college football, a colleague of mine decided to throw his set of picks last week.

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Cross Country Teams Split Up for Weekend

North Carolina's cross country teams will split up this weekend as the women head to Ames, Iowa, and the men travel to Cullowhee. The Tar Heels were off last weekend after sweeping the UNC Challenge at Finley Field on Sept. 30. The women are competing in the NCAA Preview at Iowa State. Race time is 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. UNC will face stiff competition, as 16 of the top-25 ranked schools will be in attendance. Some of the teams include Stanford (No. 1), Colorado (2), BYU (3) Kansas State (5) and local rivals N.C.

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SportsSaturday - Robinson's Making It Happen

It was bound to happen. After all, N.C. State wide receiver Koren Robinson set a conference record for freshman receiving yardage last season. Factor in new coach Chuck Amato's pass-oriented attack and the arrival of strong-armed freshman quarterback Philip Rivers, and one would assume big numbers from Robinson this year. But no one knew exactly how big those numbers would be. Robinson has terrorized opposing secondaries this season, averaging a gaudy 120.2 receiving yards per game, good for second in the nation.

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