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Friday January 21st

National Poltics


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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Moeser Articulates Bold Vision

James Moeser officially accepted his role as UNC's ninth chancellor during Monday's University Day ceremonies, marking the beginning of what Moeser hopes to be a 21st century Renaissance. Moeser, who took office in August, brings to the table a platform that he hopes will land UNC the distinction of being as the best public university in America. The far-reaching and ambitious goals are reminiscent of late Chancellor Michael Hooker's visions for UNC. But UNC has grown and changed in that short span of time, and Moeser has given a new spin to some of Hooker's philosophies.

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Campus Laborers Crash Ceremony With Protest, Demands for Change

By Angela Parker Staff Writer In the middle of the dignified installation ceremonies for Chancellor James Moeser, protests and angry shouts interrupted the pomp and circumstance. During Thursday's University Day speeches of Gov. Jim Hunt, UNC-system President Molly Broad and Moeser, members of UE Local 150, a labor union representing campus groundskeepers and housekeepers, chanted, "Who are we? UE.

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SportsSaturday - Bomars Bond Over Football

Gayle Bomar didn't realize it was his son at first. Somebody on the North Carolina defense had stopped N.C. State wideout Chris Coleman just shy of the end zone. But from his seat in the stands last Nov. 11, Bomar wasn't quite sure who made the play. He had no clue that his son, David - a one-time walk-on starting the third game of his career at safety - was the one who had swooped in and tackled Coleman six inches short of a touchdown with 1:28 left in the game. "To be honest about it, it was at the other end of the field where I was sitting," he said.

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Town Council Supports Bond Unanimously

The Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously supported the $3.1 billion state higher education bond referendum but added a disclaimer meant to assuage residents concerned about University expansion. The council added two amendments to its resolution at its meeting Wednesday, making Chapel Hill the third municipality in Orange County to approve the bonds that would fund capital improvements at 16 public universities and 59 community colleges across the state.

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DiPhi Hosts UNC History Talk

Surrounded by portraits of UNC's great men such as William Davie and John Morehead, students gathered Thursday night in New West to learn the University history that they share with those legendary figures. Harry Watson, the director for the Center of the Study of the American South, spoke about UNC in the 19th century for the annual Kemp Plummer Battle Lecture. The event is hosted by the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies and is held every year on University Day. "Our societies are very much historical societies," said Brandon Briscoe, joint senate president of DiPhi.

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Hut Has Special Meaning for Jews

Are you wondering what that blue hut is doing between the Student Union and Davis Library? Let me fill you in. That hut has meaning to many Jewish students. It is called a sukkah, and it is used to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. This year, Sukkot starts today and ends Thursday night, Oct. 19. The Jewish people have just concluded the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), which are filled with themes of repentance, judgment and forgiveness.

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SportsSaturday - Victor Dashes to Forefront of UNC Runners

The word dash is associated more with the sprints of track and field than the courses of cross country. But at North Carolina, things are different. Sophomore Dash Victor has emerged as one of the men's cross country team's top runners this season. He opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Wake Forest Invitational and placed ninth in his next race at William & Mary. Although Victor came up short at the UNC Challenge on Sept.

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Pianists Bring Russian Styles to UNC

A five-day celebration of the classical musical legacy of Russia culminates tonight at 8 p.m. when pianist Sofia Lissitchenko plays at Hill Hall Auditorium. Lissitchenko, a 19-year-old student at the renowned Moscow State Conservatory, is visiting UNC through Sunday courtesy of the Carolina Seminars program, along with conservatory professors Ludmila Roschina and Svetlana Sigida and pianist Alexei Melentiev.

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