SWIMMING-AND-DIVING


11/7/2000 12:00am

Concert to Top Off Homecoming Activities

Besides the usual free cotton candy and T-shirts, students will also be treated to a live performance by the hip-hop group OutKast in celebration of this year's Homecoming week.


11/7/2000 12:00am

Students Experience Hunger Firsthand at Banquet

Ever wondered what it would be like to go hungry in a Third World country? Several UNC students got the opportunity to take on this role Monday night at the Hunger Banquet, a dinner sponsored by the Campus Y as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. As participants arrived, they were given a notecard detailing their personas for the evening. The cards named a country and specific economic situation. Four different groups represented the wealthy, middle, lower and extremely poor classes.


11/7/2000 12:00am

UNC Gives Doherty 1st Win

The game won't count in the final standings, but Matt Doherty will take it. Doherty picked up a victory in his first game as North Carolina men's basketball coach as the Tar Heels defeated the CBA's Yakima Sun Kings 96-87 at the Smith Center on Monday night. "It's a relief," Doherty said. "I felt like my lungs were going to explode this afternoon - I was just anxious to get on the sidelines and coach a game.


11/7/2000 12:00am

Smith Center In Red for 13th Straight Year

The Smith Center has endured another year in the red, with the sports and entertainment venue falling nearly $1 million short of breaking even in the 1999-2000 fiscal year. The Smith Center cost the University about $1.4 million to operate last year, but the amount is being audited, said Martina Ballen, director of business and finance for the center. Angie Bitting, managing director of the Smith Center, said that since its opening on Jan.


11/7/2000 12:00am

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.

11/7/2000 12:00am

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.


11/7/2000 12:00am

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.


11/7/2000 12:00am

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


11/7/2000 12:00am

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


11/7/2000 12:00am

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.


11/7/2000 12:00am

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.


11/7/2000 12:00am

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.


11/7/2000 12:00am

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.


11/6/2000 12:00am

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


11/6/2000 12:00am

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.


11/6/2000 12:00am

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.


11/6/2000 12:00am

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.


11/6/2000 12:00am

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.


11/6/2000 12:00am

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.