SWIMMING-AND-DIVING


4/17/2001 12:00am

Engaging Play Spoofs, Goofs on Shakespeare

It's opening night of "Everton High School Presents: Shakespeare's Greatest Hits." Before the show even begins, the audience is laughing. Onstage is a great gray castle built from paper and cardboard and an unidentified object with a safari-print blanket draped over it, displaying a blown-up likeness of Shakespeare's face.


4/17/2001 12:00am

Pinchbeck Overcomes Adversity

Any given afternoon at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, Kate Pinchbeck's singles match will grab your attention.Pinchbeck, who has played No. 2 and No. 3 seed singles for North Carolina this season, will usually be in the midst of a third set or a tie-breaker.You'll notice her talking to herself in her Australian accent, urging herself to play better, smarter and harder. You'll hear her teammates chant, "Rudy! Rudy!" from the sidelines, likening her to the main character of her favorite movie. Most often you'll hear someone in the stands yell, "So tough, Kate.


4/17/2001 12:00am

Men's Tennis Defeats\Tigers, Earns No. 2 Seed

CLEMSON, S.C. -- North Carolina senior Chad Riley outlasted Kevin Gottfried 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) to clinch North Carolina's 5-2 victory at Clemson on Sunday. The win clinched the Tar Heels the No. 2 seed in this weekend's ACC tournament in Orlando, Fla. Clemson won the doubles point with victories at the No. 1 and 3 positions. The Tar Heels posted straight-set victories at the middle three positions in the singles lineup to take a 3-1 lead.But Clemson freshman Lee Taylor Walker rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the first set to defeat Greg Archer 7-6, 6-3.


4/17/2001 12:00am

Bill Aims to Upgrade Low-Performing Schools

Smaller classes, a longer school year and increased teacher incentives would aim to upgrade the state's lowest-performing elementary schools, under a bill proposed last week in the N.C. Senate. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, would give the state's 38 lowest-performing public schools an additional $33.6 million during the next two years.


4/17/2001 12:00am

Marshall Describes Post, Goals

Working for the people of North Carolina as secretary of state is a goal for Elaine Marshall every day, she told UNC Young Democrats on Monday night. Her dream, she said, is to work for North Carolinians in the U.S. Senate -- a seat she plans to run for in the 2002 elections. "It's time to send Jesse Helms home," Marshall said to an applauding crowd of more than 20 students.


4/17/2001 12:00am

Commissioners Upset Over Role in UNC Plan

Some Orange County commissioners say they have been excluded from participating in UNC's Master Plan, which county officials fear will affect more than Chapel Hill and Carrboro.The Orange County commissioners will have a chance to air their concerns about UNC's blueprint for campus growth tonight at the Southern Human Services Center. University officials will present their plan to the commissioners."We have tried to get them to show us the Master Plan, but they have postponed it," said Commissioner Margaret Brown.

4/17/2001 12:00am

State Struggles to Bring Equal Access to Rural Area

For many North Carolina residents, logging onto the Internet on a daily basis has become almost second nature.But for countless others in the state, access to the World Wide Web is extremely limited -- dividing many rural communities from technologically rich areas like the Triad and Triangle.Many states across the nation struggle to provide equal access to technology for all of its residents.In North Carolina, the digital divide, as this phenomenon is known, poses a problem for those needing to meet daily personal and business needs and for N.C.


4/17/2001 12:00am

Town Gets Fast Japanese Food

The Kurama Japanese Seafood and Steak House -- Sushi Bar opened an express location on Columbia Street last week. The Kurama Express in Chapel Hill is a spin-off of the Kurama Japanese steak house near South Square Mall in Durham.But unlike the Durham location, there will not be any hot griddles and flames at the tables in Chapel Hill."Right now, it's just sushi and noodles," said Mimi Scarborough, manager of Kurama.The restaurant, located at 105 Columbia St., has a counter and five booths.


4/16/2001 12:00am

Throwers, Jumpers Perform Well at Invitational

The Pit was empty, Top of Lenoir fed a half-dozen hungry students, and Polk Place didn't see a Frisbee or a baseball for much of the day. But not all of North Carolina's campus was desolate. For some, life went on as usual.


4/16/2001 12:00am

Expansion Concerns Residents

Some Orange County residents expressed worries about Chapel Hill's expansion into their neighborhoods at a joint meeting Wednesday between three local governments.At the public hearing, the Chapel Hill Town Council introduced five amendments to an area land use plan that the Town Council, Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen created in 1986 to control the area's rapid growth.The amendments would give local officials the option to use five pieces of land between Eubanks and Homestead roads near the Orange County Regional Landfill for alternate purposes.


4/16/2001 12:00am

Mom-and-Pop Business Practices Can Be Applied to New Economy

I traveled home this Easter weekend in an effort to garner some relaxing hours trout fishing and to spend some time with family and hometown friends. I was stressed out after having spent my previous week at UNC engaged in discussions concerning the plight of the nation's economy during economics class and wondering if I would even be able to find a job after graduation.I returned home to western North Carolina to find similar discussions and concern.


4/16/2001 12:00am

Hispanic Population Seeks Clout

The N.C. Hispanic population grew by more than 300,000 over the last 10 years, yet only one Hispanic currently holds a seat in the N.C. General Assembly.Despite the increase in the Hispanic population and its influence in state affairs, Hispanic leaders feel their voice is still largely unheard in state government.Elena Askey, a Hispanic who works in the office of Rep.


4/16/2001 12:00am

Tar Heels Finish 3rd in Tourney

As expected, the four ACC golf teams involved in The Intercollegiate golf tournament were the four best squads there. Finley Golf Course served as the host site for the 12-team event Saturday and Sunday, which featured the ACC's four North Carolina state teams: Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest. The Blue Devils won the team event, shooting an 8-under-par 856 while WFU was two strokes behind at 858.


4/16/2001 12:00am

German Official Talks Equality

About 40 people delayed the start of their long weekend Thursday afternoon to listen to a member of the Bundestag - the lower house of Germany's parliament - discuss German society and identity."What does it mean to be a German?" asked Cem Ozdemir, who said he had experienced discrimination as a result of his Turkish background, which made him the first Bundestag member of Turkish descent."Even though I speak German, I am different because I have a Turkish passport," he said.Although Ozdemir was born in Germany, he said he is considered a Turkish citizen under now-


4/16/2001 12:00am

Baseball Wins 2 From UVa.

Two pitching gems served as bookends for North Carolina and Virginia's three-game series this weekend at Boshamer Stadium.Unfortunately for the teams, neither UNC nor UVa. could claim both of them. Freshman Dennis Robinson started the Tar Heels' series off on the right foot Friday night. He struck out 13 and sprinkled five hits in eight innings of work en route to a 10-6 victory for UNC.Virginia's ace, Brandon Creswell, ended the series Sunday by throwing a six-hit, two-run complete game to give the Cavaliers a 5-2 win.


4/16/2001 12:00am

Men's Lacrosse Suffers `Toughest' Loss of Year

CATONSVILLE, Md. -- On the team bus traveling to play Maryland-Baltimore County, the North Carolina men's lacrosse team might have wanted to brush up on its Greek mythology.Hubris had felled many a foolhardy soul in ancient lore prior to that matchup. And the 14th-ranked Tar Heels became only its latest victim, appearing to invoke the ire of some angry gods Saturday night.The Tar Heels -- with last week's win at Virginia and teasing thoughts of the impending ACC tournament on their minds -- got caught looking past No.


4/16/2001 12:00am

WUNC Commemorates 25 Years of Radio Broadcasting

The University's public broadcasting service, which brings National Public Radio into the homes, apartments, residence halls and cars of many UNC faculty and students, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month.WUNC 91.5 FM provides services to more than 200,000 listeners in 26 counties from Greensboro to the Outer Banks, broadcasting informational, educational and cultural programming 24 hours a day.WUNC will host several events lasting through the end of May as a celebration of its first broadcast April 3, 1976.


4/16/2001 12:00am

UNC Alumna Films Father's 5 Wives

A collection of old press clippings accompanies the press information for "Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me," a film airing on The Movie Channel this month.But the clippings weren't just positive reviews -- instead, the clips showed glances of the public life of a high society Texas family and its patriarch, Thomas Blake Jr., known as "Blakey" to his family. The clips evoke a kind of mystery. What lies beneath the advertisement featuring one of Blake's wives? Who was the self-made Texan who was invited to a global strategy session in 1962?