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Sunday May 22nd

National Poltics


Mini Lesson on American Legend as We Close Out Black History Month

TO THE EDITOR:As Black History Month comes to an end, the Black Student Movement would like to give readers the opportunity to learn about an American legend and a standout in black history before black history gets moved back to the back burner for its usual 11-month stay.She was born on July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, S.C. Unlike many blacks in the years following slavery, she was able to get a formal education and begin her teaching career in a Georgia school.

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Seniors Nab ESPN Speaker

University officials announced Monday that seniors and graduation guests will be entertained by the remarks of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott at the May Commencement ceremony.Senior Class Marshal Katherine Ducker said the officers set their sights on Scott because seniors wanted someone who would energize the festivities."Scott is very different from speakers of recent years," she said. "The senior class made it clear that this was what they wanted and needed at graduation."Scott is no stranger to the Tar Heel lifestyle.

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Offcials Change Room Registration

Housing officials announced last week that students who wish to remain on campus next year must follow an application process that involves two major changes from previous years.Christopher Payne, director of the Department of Housing and Residential Education, said lottery numbers have been eliminated and that the registration process has been shortened to four days. In past years, students have been allowed to reapply for housing contracts during the entire month of March.This year, students wishing to remain in their current rooms must register online between 6 a.m.

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Bus Driver Has Connection to Spy Case

The arrest of Robert Philip Hanssen on espionage charges last week has renewed interest in the case of a local bus driver.Felix Bloch, a former U.S. foreign service officer now working as a Chapel Hill Transit driver, was under FBI investigation for possible espionage in 1989.

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Basketball and Football Star Julius Peppers Gives Nod to Songer for CAA

TO THE EDITOR:I support Michael Songer for Carolina Athletic Association president. He clearly has the best ideas to help all UNC athletes. He will fight for more risers and better student seating in the Dean Dome. He will also implement a new ticket distribution where nobody waits more than one hour, making it easier for you to get tickets to our games. I encourage you all to vote for Michael Songer today.Julius PeppersJuniorMen's Basketball/Football

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`Remembering Omran Bus Tour' Makes Stop at UNC

A desire to help citizens in a country on the other side of the world has brought a nationwide bus tour to UNC.The "Remembering Omran Bus Tour," a campaign to end U.S. sanctions against Iraq, is making stops in the Triangle beginning Sunday and ending today. Tour participants will present arguments against sanctions at 5 p.m. today in 8 Gardner Hall and 7 p.m.

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Free-Speech Champion to Join Panel

It seems like performance artist Holly Hughes is a poster child for free expression. In conversation, Hughes is at times outrageous, at others direct and articulate, and it seems she has an opinion on nearly everything. For example --

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CAA Candidates Put Scandals Aside

Two weeks after the original election date, the fate of the office of Carolina Athletic Association president will be decided tonight.Candidates have been working to win voters back to their camps for the past two weeks with more talk of ticket distribution and the fate of Carolina Fever than of the scandals that have marred the race thus far.Candidate Reid Chaney was named the winner of the Feb. 13 election after 27 write-in votes were declared invalid, giving him a five-vote majority.

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`Titans' Coach Visits Campus

The former coach who was the basis for the central character in the movie "Remember the Titans" said Monday night that racial diversity has come a long way but that a great deal of progress is still needed.Herman Boone used the discussion to address some of the real-life issues he faced in 1971 as head football coach of the then newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.

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Tell Everybody and Their Momma What You Think\\

Do you have a topic you think the entire campus deserves to know about? Want to see your name printed in the paper?Write an op-ed column. Op-ed columns normally appear on Monday's Viewpoints page. Columns should be under 800 words and signed by no more than two people.Got questions? Contact Editorial Page Editor Jonathan Chaney at jhchaney@email.unc.edu.

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Bryan Hart Speaks Out On the Scandals, Conflict In CAA Presidential Race

TO THE EDITOR:Regardless of who wins the Carolina Athletic Association election, I have a few points I would like to address. First, I want to commend the Board of Elections for thoroughly investigating the fraudulent evidence presented by the Michael Songer campaign against me at a recent board hearing. I would urge the board - as well as the Student Attorney General's Office - to continue to pursue this investigation until the responsible parties are brought to justice.

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SBP-Elect Addresses Young Democrats

Young Democrats with a hankering for free ice cream and an interest in Student Body President-elect Justin Young were in for a treat Monday night in Bingham Hall.Young attended the hourlong Young Democrats meeting primarily to answer questions from about 30 audience members.Young started by expressing his gratitude for the organization's support. Many Young Democrats campaigned heavily for Young. "I want to thank y'all as an organization for endorsing me -- I'm very excited," Young said. "I'm also very excited about the ice cream."The audience wasted no time in tackling the issues.

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Committee Hears Feedback on Parking

Because many University students, employees and visitors complain about the accessibility of on-campus parking, solutions to the problem are being weighed by a campus committee.The Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee conducted two forums Monday to receive feedback from University students, faculty and officials about a new draft proposal to improve transportation systems at UNC.

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2 N.C. Schools Approve Tuition Hike Requests

Two UNC-system boards of trustees -- N.C. Agriculture & Technical and N.C. Central universities -- voted unanimously last week to increase tuition starting in fall 2001.Undergraduate and graduate tuition would go up $150 a year for two years at N.C. A&T. N.C. Central trustees approved a one-time increase of $200 for undergraduate students.N.C. Central graduate students could see a $288 increase in their tuition, and law students might pay an extra $394.But all the proposed increases are contingent on approval from the Board of Governors and the N.C. General Assembly.

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States Weigh Value Of Merit-Based Aid

Illinois could be the next in a growing number of states to implement or expand merit-based financial aid programs for college students.But critics in other corners of the nation say merit-based aid is not an effective use of state funds.Keith Sanders, director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, raised the idea of expanding the state's merit-based financial aid program in a Feb.

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Survey Probes Top Colleges' Suicide Rates

A survey of ranked colleges conducted by The Boston Globe found that top schools do not necessarily suffer from above-average suicide rates, despite their supposed stressful and competitive environments.Of the 11 colleges surveyed, eight had suicide rates below the national average for college students.Only two schools exceeded the average -- the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which topped the list with 10.2 suicides per 100,000 students per year, and Harvard University, with a rate of 7.4 suicides.Cornell University, with the fourth highest rate of suicide in the survey, was

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