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Friday December 3rd

National Poltics


Islamic Awareness Week Promotes Muslim Understanding

To be a Muslim means knowing God through his revelation. "Say, He is God, the One; The Self-Sufficient and whom all creatures need; He begets not, nor was He begotten; And there is none co-equal or comparable to Him." To be a Muslim means knowing that God is part of one's life. "And when my servants ask you concerning Me, I am indeed near; I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me; so let them obey Me and believe in Me that they may be led aright." To be a Muslim means understanding that the purpose of one's creation is to worship and serve God.

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Police Roundup

<b>Police Seek Suspects In Bomb Threats</b> Chapel Hill police responded to bomb threats Monday at around 8:45 p.m. at University Square, located on Franklin Street. Capt. Everette Johnson said several suspicious packages had been found by security officers on several shops in the center and cars located near Granville Towers. One suspicious package was pulled off the door of Fine Feathers. Police have no suspects yet, but will continue to investigate the source of the packages. <b>University</b> <b>Sunday, Nov.

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Poll: Students Support Bond, Democrats

Democrats appear to have the UNC campus vote, according to a recent student survey conducted by The Daily Tar Heel. The DTH conducted a written survey of 270 students in late October which shows that Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore has the majority of the student vote. The survey, distributed mainly in the Pit, included questions about candidates for president, N.C.

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Activists Inform, Encourage Voters

Across the nation many college students allow themselves to be dismissed by politicians as apathetic, ignorant and uninterested. But not at UNC. The visual bombardment of signs around Chapel Hill, the registration drives in the Pit and the door-to-door canvassing on campus are evidence of the effort many UNC student groups have dedicated to the elections throughout the fall - and campus activists don't feel it has gone to waste. Liz Gardner, vice president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, said groups' efforts have made a difference in how students view the electio

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Building Preparations Begin on New UNC Housing

The first phase of the Master Plan began Monday morning with the start of construction on four new South Campus residence halls, leaving fallen trees, mounds of dirt and concerned students in its wake. Backhoes and chain saws cleared out the vegetation in front of Ehringhaus and Craige residence halls, while asphalt and fences covered the area surrounding Hinton James and Morrison residence halls. The new halls will be adjacent to the current halls on campus, and each will be a maximum of four stories high. They are being built as part of the campus Master Plan, a blueprint for

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Politics Will Not Eradicate Racism

Racial politics can be a brutal and dirty business - especially during election season. For years, conniving and opportunistic politicians have gained power by using racial scare tactics to divide whites from blacks. For example: Two years ago, Democrats ran targeted television advertisements in black neighborhoods. The ads instructed black voters that Republican victory in national elections would result in "church burnings and lynchings." This assertion was offensive and ridiculous - but the ads worked.

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Election 2000

As voters across the United States took to the polls Tuesday, presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore made last-minute dashes through swing states and then home to cast their own official ballots. Gore, exiting a Tennessee polling site, said he had no doubt he would emerge victorious from this election. And Bush, voting in Austin a block from the Texas Governor's Mansion, proclaimed he was "calm about what the people are going to decide." The Daily Tar Heel will keep you informed tonight on that presidential decision as well as provide the latest news on the N.C.

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GPSF Approves Funding Requests

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation held its monthly Senate meeting Monday evening, appropriating money to several organizations with little argument or debate. Larry Kimmel, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the GPSF has spent an average of $2,500 a month. The GPSF allocated $2,780 on Monday night by granting the funding requests of seven organizations.

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Mejia Advances to ITA Nationals

North Carolina sophomore Marlene Mejia defeated Maren Haus of Wake Forest 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinal round of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships at Wake Forest to advance to the ITA National Championships in Dallas. "Marlene had a fantastic tournament," UNC coach Roland Thornqvist said. "Her game has matured. She knows where to go on offense and when to change it up, and that has made her a better player." The ITA National Championships will be the first weekend in February at the Brookhaven Country Club.

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UNC Basketball Museum Opens For Devout Fans

By Ben Gatling Staff Writer Though not as loud or hot as the original "Blue Heaven," Carmichael Auditorium, true Tar Heel basketball fans can still reminisce of days gone by at Chapel Hill's latest tourist attraction. Blue Heaven, a historical museum of Carolina basketball, opened Friday amid a sea of sky-blue and fading basketball memorabilia. Museum owner and former UNC basketball manager David Daly said he opened the museum so fans could fully experience Carolina basketball, which has been a part of his life for the last 25 years. "(Blue Heaven) is especially for the Carol

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Candidates Must Adhere to Strict Regulations

As UNC's Homecoming festivities approach, possible candidates for the Mr. and Ms. UNC are beginning to campaign - but there are strict standards in place to regulate these campaigns. The rules governing campaigns for Homecoming elections are listed in Title VI of the Student Code.

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Sen. Ellie Kinnaird Gives Endorsement To Rep. Verla Insko

TO THE EDITOR: As a four-year member of the Orange County legislative delegation, I have been continually impressed with the contributions and effectiveness of Rep. Verla Insko. Rep. Insko has been a vigorous advocate for all aspects of the University - students, staff and faculty. She has been especially outspoken in her support for keeping tuition low and affordable for all students. She points out in every forum and legislative committee related to education that the N.C. Constitution guarantees a free education as much as possible for all citizens. Rep.

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Locals Honor WWII Servicemen

About 30 veterans and residents gathered at the Chapel Hill Historical Society on Sunday evening to recognize local servicemen who gave their lives during World War II. At the event, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars 9100 and American Legion Post 6 celebrated the reinstallation of a memorial plaque dedicated to 29 servicemen from Chapel Hill who died while serving in the war. The plaque, which was originally on display at the old Chapel Hill High School building, had been missing for more than 30 years, after the school was demolished and then relocated.

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Site Shows Campus Crime Statistics

A recently unveiled U.S. Department of Education Web site allows users to review and compare crime reports for 3,380 colleges and universities nationwide but has hit some technological glitches. The site, at http://www.ope.ed.gov/ security/search.asp, allows users to search for crimes that have occurred on college campuses and surrounding areas. Site Coordinator Dan Madzelan said the site is designed to increase access to information about campus crimes. But Madzelan said every time new data is added, the site's server crashes for a short time.

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CAA Plans Homecoming Hype

The Carolina Athletic Association has a lot in store for Homecoming Week this year, including several new events aimed at increasing student participation. One of the new activities is a pregame tailgate party co-sponsored by the CAA and the Residence Hall Association. The party will begin Saturday at about 10 a.m., two hours before UNC plays its football game against the University of Maryland. RHA President Robin Yamakawa said the organization is trying to get Hip Hop Nation to provide a disc jockey for the event.

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On Election Day, Vote Barbara Howe For N.C. Governor

TO THE EDITOR: We endorse Libertarian Barbara Howe for North Carolina governor. Barbara Howe has a vision of a state that does not kill its citizens. She is the only gubernatorial candidate opposed to the death penalty. Barbara Howe has a vision of a state that lets severely ill patients make their own medical decisions. She is the only gubernatorial candidate who supports decriminalizing medical marijuana. She has a vision of a state that allows all children to receive a quality education.

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Marching Tar Heels Raise Spirits During Halftime

When the defense enters Kenan Stadium to a frenzy of waving pom-poms, roaring fans and the strains of the "Imperial March," senior Bobby Rathbone cannot escape exhilaration. As one of three drum majors for the UNC Marching Tar Heels, Rathbone takes great pride in the enthusiasm generated at football games. "You know that you're probably creating that (excitement)," Rathbone said. But for Rathbone and many other members of UNC's marching band, that feeling will be bittersweet during Saturday's game against the University of Maryland. The Homecoming game is also Senior Day. "It's

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Field Hockey Falters in Semifinals Against Virginia

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It wasn't supposed to be like this. The two teams didn't expect it. The media certainly didn't, and the fans in the stands of Maryland's Artificial Turf Stadium didn't even know the rules. But as North Carolina sweeper Abby Martin would fittingly say after the Tar Heels lost 2-1 to ninth-ranked Virginia in the ACC field hockey tournament semifinals, "Anything can happen. And it did." Anything in this case was a Virginia team that had barely made it to the semifinals, needing overtime to beat fifth-seeded Duke.

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Rep. Verla Insko Clarifes Her Record, Asks for Support

It was disappointing not to get the endorsement of The Daily Tar Heel in my bid for reelection to the N.C. House of Representatives. Nobody is a more ardent supporter of UNC-Chapel Hill, our faculty, staff and students, and I ask for your support. Since I was not interviewed by the DTH, I am writing to provide information about my record. I chair the House Education Subcommittee on Universities and introduced the bill that gave UNC-Chapel Hill the authority to develop the Horace Williams property as a centennial campus.

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