SWIMMING-AND-DIVING


2/27/2001 12:00am

Survey Probes Top Colleges' Suicide Rates

A survey of ranked colleges conducted by The Boston Globe found that top schools do not necessarily suffer from above-average suicide rates, despite their supposed stressful and competitive environments.Of the 11 colleges surveyed, eight had suicide rates below the national average for college students.Only two schools exceeded the average -- the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which topped the list with 10.2 suicides per 100,000 students per year, and Harvard University, with a rate of 7.4 suicides.Cornell University, with the fourth highest rate of suicide in the survey, was


2/27/2001 12:00am

DARE Replaces Prevention Strategies

An increase in teenage drug and alcohol use has prompted officials at the Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education program to alter their "Just Say No" slogan and other anti-substance abuse strategies.But critics of the youth drug prevention program are skeptical about whether the adjustments will enable the program to reduce drug use.A recently released University of Michigan study found that at least half of all teens in the United States have tried illicit drugs, alcohol or tobacco by the time they have completed high school.According to a press release from DARE, an organiz


2/27/2001 12:00am

Forum Today To Mull Merits Of Court, Code

In response to recent demands for Honor Court reform, Chancellor James Moeser and other UNC officials will be included in a forum tonight hosted by the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor.The forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Fetzer Gym, with Moeser moderating the event.


2/27/2001 12:00am

UC President Looks to Downplay SATs in Admissions

University of California President Richard Atkinson recently called for SAT scores to become an optional part of admissions criteria, increasing the emphasis of curriculum-based tests.Atkinson has proposed that student eligibility for the university be based on student performance tests that are more rooted in high school curriculum, such as the SAT II.The UC system, made up of 23 campuses, is one of the most influential university systems in the nation, admitting the largest number of students nationwide.UC-system spokesman Brad Hayward said the SAT II measures scholastic aptitude mo


2/27/2001 12:00am

Lecture Addresses Sanford's Influence

The managing editor of a major South Carolina newspaper spoke to students and faculty Monday in a talk about an N.C. gubernatorial race that he said forever redefined Southern politics.UNC alumnus John Drescher, of Columbia, S.C.'s The State, discussed the political life and accomplishments of former N.C. Gov. Terry Sanford.Drescher, a former editor of The Daily Tar Heel, spoke in the James M.


2/27/2001 12:00am

Donations Slow for Car Fund

Weeks after a car was vandalized on Franklin Street, a local man is still trying to raise money for the victim, though he says donations have not met his expectations.Tom Benfield, who lives in Cedar Grove, started a fund to solicit donations to help Mindy Guadagnino, whose 1997 Honda Accord suffered about $1,500 worth of damage, according to court documents. Students celebrating UNC's victory over Duke on Feb.


2/27/2001 12:00am

Mosch Burns Tar Heels Late in Game Again

DURHAM -- The location changed, but the woman responsible for the final result remained the same.The Duke women's basketball team has found its late-game solution against North Carolina: sophomore guard Sheana Mosch.Mosch sunk two huge 3-pointers down the stretch and hit a layin to put her team up for good as the No. 4 Blue Devils defeated the Tar Heels 72-67 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday.Mosch's heroics capped a 19-point, six-rebound performance and marked the second game this season that she has carried the Blue Devils on her back late in the game against North Carolina.


2/27/2001 12:00am

Animal Shelter Fire Declared Intentional

Chapel Hill fire officials are confident a late-night fire Sunday, which killed four animals at the Orange County Animal Shelter, was set intentionally.Fire Department officials spent all of Sunday night and Monday trying to discover who caused the explosion in the night deposit box at the animal shelter off Airport Road. While she would not give details of the investigation, Chapel Hill Fire Marshal Caprice Mellon did say the fire was not an accident."It was a deliberately set fire," she said.The blaze started a little after 9 p.m. Sunday.


2/27/2001 12:00am

Trio Carries Blue Devils Past UNC

DURHAM -- Before the North Carolina-Duke women's basketball game began, Duke seniors went through warmups wearing Superman shirts in celebration of Senior Night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.Two of Duke's underclassmen struck on the idea of using Superman's 'S' to represent seniors for the night. The rest of the team drew red 'S' tattoos on their arms before tipoff.Although the 'S' was for the seniors, the super was in a trio of underclassmen: Sheana Mosch, Alana Beard and Michele Matyasovsky.


2/27/2001 12:00am

Local Schools Amend Funding Proposals

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials halved their requests for funding last week and submitted a less burdensome proposal for a bond to help alleviate overcrowding.The $42.8 million bond was pared down significantly by the board from its original proposal for $72 million.


2/26/2001 12:00am

Access New Key to Race Relations

Fifty years after the University cautiously opened its doors and ended segregation, some administration, faculty members and students have focused their efforts on continued improvement of UNC's racial climate.For Director of Minority Affairs Archie Ervin, this means two words -- access and diversity."(Our vision) will be one that focuses on how we can better extend the educational opportunities of our campus," Ervin said.He cited the Board of Governors' January approval of a plan that aims to promote better access to the entire UNC system as evidence of commitment to this progress, w


2/26/2001 12:00am

Buddhist Sand Sculpture In Progress at Ackland

A kind of sand construction very different from the dribble castles and sand crab mansions built on sunny beaches by vacationers begins today at the Ackland Art Museum. The museum is presenting the construction of the intricate medicine Buddha sand mandala -- a painting made from colored sand -- as part of its two-year exhibition on Buddhist art and ritual from Nepal and Tibet.In addition to the mandala, the exhibition includes a Buddhist altar and sculptures from India, China, Japan, Thailand and Burma.


2/26/2001 12:00am

SBP-Elect, Congress Square Off

Student Body President-elect Justin Young was subpoenaed by Student Congress on Sunday to explain a key campaign promise that some members fear could usurp legislative power.Members questioned whether Young's Student Empowerment Endowment could give the student body president budgetary powers reserved for Congress and set a precedent discouraging less wealthy students from running for student body president.But after discussing the matter with Young on Sunday , Congress decided to allocate Young his $2,400 stipend.SEE would use the student body president's stipend and private donation


2/26/2001 12:00am

Stone's Career Day Boosts Tar Heels

Midfielder Lindsay Stone opened her junior campaign with a bang as the North Carolina women's lacrosse team began its regular season Sunday.She didn't let the rain stop her offensive fireworks as she scored four goals to help the Tar Heels crush Davidson 17-3. Stone responded to the Wildcats' only goal of the first half with her first goal.


2/26/2001 12:00am

Committee Offers Master Plan Ideas

Representatives of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee presented the campus community with a new, scaled-down version of an off-campus development plan during an open forum at Carroll Hall. At Friday's forum, committee member Jack Evans gave a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation showing conceptual maps and artists' renderings of the projected mixed-use development on UNC's Horace Williams property off Airport Road.


2/26/2001 12:00am

Local Students Gather to Discuss Discrimination

About 115 young people and local officials gathered Saturday for Youth Summit 2001 -- a discussion of ways to combat various types of discrimination in area schools.The summit, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill, was organized by the Orange County Department of Human Rights and Relations, an organization that works to prevent discrimination throughout Orange County.The department's director, Annette Moore, said officials wanted to get involved with area young people to help prevent discrimination in local high schools.


2/26/2001 12:00am

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.


2/26/2001 12:00am

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.