SWIMMING-AND-DIVING


10/13/2000 12:00am

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.


10/13/2000 12:00am

SportsSaturday - DePlatchett Fills In Admirably

Regardless of the size of Jenni Branam's feet, Kristin DePlatchett had large shoes to fill. Branam, a freshman All-American last season, left for Australia on Sept. 10 as an alternate goalkeeper for the U.S. Olympic soccer team.


10/13/2000 12:00am

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.


10/13/2000 12:00am

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.


10/13/2000 12:00am

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.


10/13/2000 12:00am

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.

10/13/2000 12:00am

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.


10/13/2000 12:00am

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.


10/13/2000 12:00am

Doherty the Right Choice for U.S.

Wednesday night's debate at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem cleared up any and all questions I had concerning this year's presidential election. In fact, after carefully watching the debate, moderated by PBS' Jim Lehrer, I can state with confidence that I've finally reached a decision. I'm writing in Slobodan Milosevic. Certainly, this nation would be better off with a genocidal dictator than with either of the other two baboons running for the presidency. Geez. There has never, in the history of man, been two more nauseating, disingenuous circus clowns than these two.


10/13/2000 12:00am

UNC Looks to Continue ACC Success

The North Carolina volleyball team doesn't have the one star player that strikes terror in its opponent. Rather, the Tar Heels rely on strong team play and consistent hitting from everyone. UNC lost six players from last year. Three of those players were starters who helped carry North Carolina to an ACC championship. But this year's Tar Heels haven't let their teammates' departure get them down. They're 16-3 and undefeated in ACC play. "It's a concern all the time when you're filling three spaces," UNC coach Joe Sagula said.


10/13/2000 12:00am

SportsSaturday - A View From The Other Side

Mike O'Cain wants this weekend to be just like any other. But it won't be. It can't be. And he knows it. O'Cain, North Carolina's offensive coordinator, figured that out early in the week when he was watching film of N.C. State, UNC's opponent today. The players he saw running around on the field were his guys. He was the one responsible for bringing them to Raleigh. He had celebrated with them after great wins against the likes of Syracuse and Florida State and suffered with them after bad losses to Baylor and Wake Forest. He was their coach, and they were his players.


10/13/2000 12:00am

`Midnight With Matt' Kicks Off New Era for UNC

The official beginning of a new era in North Carolina men's basketball is less than 24 hours away. But the present will touch the past when UNC takes the floor at midnight tonight for its first practice under Matt Doherty. The event, dubbed "Midnight with Matt and the Tar Heels," will take place in Carmichael Auditorium. Doherty has been looking forward to the event for days. He wants Carmichael to look like it did when he played there from 1980-84 - a sea of blue. "I know the players are excited, and I think the students are, too," Doherty said.


10/13/2000 12:00am

Candidates Stop At Law School For Symposium

The first-ever election campaign for the chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court made a stop at UNC on Wednesday as the candidates took part in a symposium at the UNC School of Law. In an event presented by the N.C. Public Policy Symposium, incumbent Chief Justice Henry Frye and Justice I.


10/12/2000 12:00am

Women's Soccer Holds Off Feisty Wolfpack

RALEIGH - It's not all that surprising that the North Carolina women's soccer team beat N.C. State on Wednesday. It is perhaps a little surprising how close the Wolfpack kept the game. UNC, leading the nation with an average of five goals per game, had to settle for three in a 3-0 shutout at the WRAL Soccer Center. The Tar Heels (12-1, 3-1 in the ACC) hadn't played since Sept.


10/12/2000 12:00am

Hacker Briefly Posts Porn on UNC Home Page

A sign hanging prominently in Academic Technology & Networks' security office reads, "In Internet time, new ways to misbehave online come along faster than institutions can create policies to deal with them." ATN and the UNC community discovered the truth of that statement Wednesday afternoon when hackers replaced the main UNC Web site with a pornographic picture.


10/12/2000 12:00am

Despite Headway, Gays and Lesbians Still Struggle With Bias

National Coming Out Day was yesterday. This was the day when it is supposed to be easier to take the step to acknowledge one's sexuality . that is, if your sexuality is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. But what about all that confronts the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community today? Entertainment Weekly, in its Oct. 6 issue, ran a "Gay Hollywood 2000: A Special Report" cover story. It was well-written and researched, and well-balanced in its presentation of issues and concerns, as well as the problems and backlash and lack thereof.


10/12/2000 12:00am

Emergency Staff Peddle Services

Emergency services personnel flocked to a local park Wednesday, but it was hardly a state of emergency. As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Chapel Hill Fire Department hosted Life Safety Day at the Chapel Hill Community Center. Assistant Fire Marshal Rodney Watson organized the event, the first ever in Chapel Hill. He said he hopes to host Life Safety Day annually. "We want to make the public aware of the emergency services out there," said Watson.


10/12/2000 12:00am

Protesters, Police Shadow Oval Office Hopefuls

WINSTON-SALEM - A mostly quiet group of protesters gathered outside the entrance of Wake Forest University on Wednesday night to petition for causes as diverse as an excise tax on meat to overlooked third-party candidates. About 200 people, some wearing pig costumes and others waving signs, stood in the cold night air under the brightly lit tower of Wake Forest's Wait Chapel, while presidential candidates George W.


10/12/2000 12:00am

Students March for Understanding on Coming Out Day

Decked out with rainbow stickers, colorful posters and bullhorns, members of the UNC community marched through campus Wednesday in celebration of National Coming Out Day. The campus group Queer Network for Change sponsored the coming out march. Marchers shouted such sayings as "hey hey, ho ho, homophobia's got to go" and "two, four, six, eight, being queer is really great" as they walked across campus and Franklin Street in recognition of the annual national event. The march departed from the Pit, where a Pit Preacher was busy denouncing homosexual lifestyles. About 20 people p