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Thursday May 19th

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Women's Lacrosse Romps in Season Opener

By Kelly LuskAssistant Sports EditorNorth Carolina women's lacrosse team wanted to make a statement in its season opener.With a tough regular-season schedule awaiting it, UNC set out to flex its offensive muscle against Davidson. In a 17-3 thrashing of the Wildcats, the Tar Heels' biceps were certainly bulging. The 14-goal win marked the largest margin of victory since March 5, 1999, when UNC defeated Ohio State 19-5."Everyone was really pumped up for our first game," junior attacker Kellie Thompson said.

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Angell Leads Tar Heels to 12th Place

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- North Carolina women's golf team finished this weekend's SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational in 12th place with a final team score of 926. The Tar Heels were led by junior Heather Angell, who finished tied for 23rd place with a three-round total of nine-over-par 225.Track and Field Shines at Virginia TechBLACKSBURG, Va. -- The North Carolina track and field teams handed in solid performances Saturday at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Invitational. Edi Ntuen lowered her NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 400 meters, finishing third in 53.67.

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CAA Hopefuls: Use Last Days To Get Dirty

I've watched the race for Carolina Athletic Association president unravel with a mixture of amusement and dismay.It hasn't been pretty. Most of it borders on downright ridiculous, what with the nefarious e-mails, accusations and the use of the phrase "smoking gun." The aftermath of said nonsense has resulted in hearings with the Board of Elections, a violations and a re-election.The two chief players are candidates Reid Chaney and Michael Songer. At the crux of their platforms and this debacle was Carolina Fever.

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Mo' Money, Mo' Problems For Baseball

It's getting to be that time of the year again.The days are growing longer. Soon -- we hope, at least -- they'll start becoming warmer.And the Boys of Summer have begun reporting to their training camps.You can almost smell it, can't you? Hot dogs and pretzels at the ballpark.

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Appointments Draw Criticism

The recent appointment of N.C. House committee chairmen has caused conflict not only along partisan lines but within the Republican party as well.House Minority Leader Leo Daughtry, R-Johnston, questioned the motives of House Speaker Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg, who appointed two Republicans not chosen by the Republican caucus as chairmen of their respective committees.Black selected Rep. Larry Justus, R-Henderson, as co-chairman of the Legislative Redistricting Committee and Rep.

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Board Cites Lack Of Evidence in CAA Controversy

After further investigations, the Board of Elections has declined to take action at this time against either candidate in the highly contested race for Carolina Athletic Association president.Board members began to investigate the validity of testimony and evidence presented in a Feb. 15 hearing Friday in hopes of resolving suspicions about both Reid Chaney and Michael Songer's campaigns.

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Congress Shows Restraint in Allotting Funds

A tighter grip on student fees allocated toward bringing in campus speakers enabled the 82nd session of Student Congress to leave its 2001-2002 budget meeting with a $4,484.11 surplus.After a year in which Congress struggled with debt, representatives emphasized restraint in increasing the funds granted to student organizations."This is not the year we can afford to grow groups," said Mark Townsend, the chairman of the Finance Committee, in response to the Conference on Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender's request for an escalation from its previous funds.The Black Student Mo

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Tar Heel Gymnastics Waves Bye-Bye to Tribe

The fans attending Friday night's gymnastics meet had every right to be enthused.But not for the obvious reason.After defeating William & Mary 195.075-191.575, North Carolina's gymnasts gave the Carmichael Auditorium faithful another chance to get energized. Hours removed from their performance at the Dance Marathon, the Tar Heels showcased their three-song lip sync routine to the bouncing beats of 'N Sync and Britney Spears.The Tar Heels also said bye bye bye to William & Mary throughout the meet, expanding its lead after each event.

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Robinson Addresses Diaspora, Black History at Conference

February is Black History Month, but Randall Robinson sees problems with the way commemoration of black culture is handled in modern America.Robinson, the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Blacks in Diaspora Student Academic Conference, said he thinks one problem with Black History Month is that it only tells a small part of the history of black culture. "I have always been conflicted with Black History Month," Robinson said.

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Vote Songer for CAA President For Changes in Organization

Michael Songer eats puppies. Yep, and then he lies about it. And that's before he stabs Tee Pruitt with the lights out, abolishes olympic sports and ruins the Carolina Athletic Association. Keep dishonest puppy eaters out of the CAA!Look, don't believe the hype! Songer knows changes need to be made in the CAA and he has the experience to make them.Tired of wondering if the Duke ticket distribution was rigged so that you didn't have a fair shot at tickets to the biggest game of your life?

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Dance Marathon Sets Record

Several hundred students danced the night -- and day -- away in Fetzer Gym this weekend, raising a record-high $100,289.33 for the N.C. Children's Hospital.Dance Marathon 2001, the largest student-run fund-raiser at UNC, brought 350 volunteers together for 24 hours of dancing and entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Bonds, Interest Rates May Help Deficit

Some financial experts say the Federal Reserve Board's recent effort to stave off an impending economic slow-down by lowering interest rates could save the state of North Carolina millions of dollars. Despite a budget deficit of nearly $800 million, the state will start selling municipal bonds to its citizens in March to finance the $3.1 billion higher education package that passed Nov.

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Living 15 Minutes Less Powerful

Last week's column was my most controversial yet. I had intense, hourlong arguments about it with people I don't know as well as with good friends. Also, three professors shared their compliments, and I got one thankful e-mail from a Native American woman.In all the conversations I had about it, I recognized a need for improvement. This week, I widen my angle.

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Scalping Duke Tickets Takes Them From Deserving Fans

Scalping sports tickets is probably one of the easiest ways for Carolina students to make money.We get the tickets for free, and we sell 'em for a fortune. Tickets go up on e-Bay, and they get sold over the phone and e-mail. It can be a pretty profitable venture. Especially for Duke University vs. UNC tickets.I heard a story last week in which a couple of graduate students in a one-year graduate program sold their seventh-row tickets for $500 each.

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Fire Kills, Endangers Animals at Orange County Shelter

A late-night blaze at the Orange County Animal Shelter claimed the lives of four wildlife animals and left one injured.Two Chapel Hill fire trucks and one UNC truck were on hand to help extinguish the fire, which was put out in 15 to 20 minutes, officials said.Bart Willis, assistant general manager of the shelter, said he was working in the building when he heard "the night deposit door close." After that, Willis said he heard "an explosion."Pat Sanford, who has been director of the shelter for 15 years, said 911 officials told her there was an explosion in the nig

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Doherty, Men's Basketball Gain New `Disciples'

To raise spirit in the Smith Center, a group of 15 students have dubbed UNC men's basketball fans Doherty's Disciples, a rival to Duke University's Cameron Crazies.Seniors Will Lloyd, Michael Bucy, Jesse Moore and Will Morris collaborated with several Carolina Athletic Association officials to coin the new nickname, which sprung from a recent Durham Herald-Sun article calling UNC students the Carolina Crazies."I refuse to be labeled the Carolina Crazies," said Lloyd, this year's Mr. UNC.

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Chaney Would Make CAA More Effcient as Its President

Reid Chaney should be the next Carolina Athletic Association president. Reid has the drive to be a terrific CAA president, which is clearly seen in his innovative ideas for CAA. If Reid is elected president, he will bring a new face to the office. This will allow new views to be expressed, rather than relying on what has worked in the past.While many plans in place right now are first-rate, there are several alterations that can make the organization much better.

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UNC Powwow Celebrates Culture

Pulsing drum beats, vibrant dancers, and resounding Indian chants cut through the usual quiet on campus Saturday.Carolina Indian Circle, UNC's Native American cultural awareness organization, held its annual powwow at Polk Place near Wilson Library. The event has attracted people of various ages and races from across the state since 1974.Saturday's powwow was a smaller version of the many that are held across the state every year.

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