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Monday December 6th

Swimming And Diving


Bush Appointments and Policies Mean Diversity, Inclusion for U.S.

George W. Bush has yet to drop the "-elect" from his job description. But he is making decisions and setting an agenda to benefit every single American. Bush is in the final moments of his transition to the White House and already has established himself as a "uniter, not a divider."After his victory over Vice President Al Gore, Bush began to create the most solid foundation any president has ever assembled. His Cabinet nominees are a political dream team filled with talent and expertise.

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Town Celebrates King's Life, Legacy

A cloth-and-wire white dove hovered over a crowd of nearly 100 people as it made its way down Franklin Street on Monday, with participants chanting and singing "We Shall Overcome" as part of a rally and march honoring the Rev.

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UNC Takes Break From Conference Play

Coming off two come-from-behind victories against ACC foes, the No. 9 North Carolina men's basketball team gets a respite from conference play when it faces off with Marquette on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Smith Center.The game will be televised on ABC.Marquette (7-2, 2-0 in Conference USA) beat Cincinnati 47-44 on Wednesday but is 0-2 in nonconference road games this season. It is the first meeting between the two teams since 1987. North Carolina beat the Golden Eagles 83-74 in that matchup.Marquette defeated by both Xavier (75-59 on Dec. 16) and Dayton (61-60 on Dec.

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BOG Eyes Conflicts Of Interest

WINSTON-SALEM -- The UNC-system Board of Governors took another step toward modifying its conflict of interest policy Thursday, as one of its top officials admitted a possible violation.Toward the end of the meeting of the Committee on University Governance, UNC-system General Counsel Leslie Winner announced that she had been asked by BOG Chairman Benjamin Ruffin to investigate his own possible violation of the conflict of interest policy.Both Winner's report and the committee concluded that Ruffin had not violated the conflict of interest policy.Prior to Winner's report, the committe

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UNC Professor Offers \Some Helpful Advice To Athletics Officials

TO THE EDITOR:In order to cultivate our newest Carolina tradition of class and integrity in athletics department personnel decisions, I have a proposal: fire Elmar Bolowich, Matt Doherty and Anson Dorrance. Bolowich? His team was seeded number one in the NCAA tournament but didn't win. Best Carolina soccer season ever? So what? Obviously overrated. Doherty? He's hardly even arrived and already he has lost multiple games. Obviously not our man. Dorrance? He lost an unprecedented three regular season games this year. Obviously over the hill.

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Events Honor King's Memory

UNC will launch various events Monday to celebrate the legacy left behind by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The week's activities will center on a keynote speech by civil rights attorney Morris Dees at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. Dees' lecture, titled "A Passion for Justice," will address King's call to serve others.Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Dees has won a multitude of awards and published three books.

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Young UNC Squad Faces Rebuilding Year

Like the present state of the University's campus, the North Carolina gymnastics team is in a period of overhaul.After losing five seniors from the 2000 squad, the Tar Heels will be forced to rely on a mostly inexperienced unit during the year and in Sunday's season opener at William & Mary.The outgoing contributors leave this year's squad with large voids in leadership and overall performance."Those five seniors, when you look at our competitive lineup from the (East Atlantic Gymnastics League) championships, made up half of our competitive lineup, so we graduated a lot of good peopl

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Charges Dismissed In N.C. WARN Trial

Three opponents of Carolina Power & Light Co.'s plans to expand nuclear waste capacity at a local nuclear plant walked away from the Wake County courthouse Thursday with criminal trespass charges against them dismissed.Adversaries in a public and often bitter dispute over the proposal to increase waste storage at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, CP&L officials and critics of the company's plans were at odds about the reasons for the dismissals.Wake County Assistant District Attorney Ned Mangum filed the dismissals of second-degree trespassing charges against Jim Warren, director o

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Economy Dips, But Jobs Still Beckon

The recent economic downturn might have made politicians point fingers and Wall Street investors sweat through their Brooks Brothers shirts, but University faculty say it's still too soon for UNC seniors to stress about the dip affecting their job search.Economic indicators have suggested that in the third quarter of 2000, the booming economy of the last few years slowed, expanding at the most sluggish pace in four years.The NASDAQ has had its worst year since its inception, falling 38 percent since the beginning of 2000.

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Cavaliers Squeak Past Persistent Tar Heels

North Carolina point guard Coretta Brown pulled up to shoot a jumper. But as Virginia forward Schuye LaRue batted Brown's shot to a teammate, Brown crumpled to the ground.LaRue scored the layup at 10:39 -- Brown continued to lie face down on the floor of Carmichael Auditorium.For the moments while Brown remained on the floor, North Carolina's hopes for pulling out a win against Virginia seemed grim.

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Edwards Had Held 3 UNC Jobs

A former UNC employee with a previous criminal history managed to escape background checks before his employment in various University departments.Dwayne Russell Edwards, who has held positions at three different University facilities since August, was charged with seven felonies in Chapel Hill this week in connection with Tuesday's Chapel Hill rape. The Carrboro police have charged him with 33 felonies in relation to one rape and one sexual assault in Carrboro in late December.

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School Board: Scouts Must Find New Facilities

Change is in the air for local Boy Scout troops.The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education voted at its meeting Thursday to withdraw support from the Boy Scouts, giving them until June 30, the end of the school year, to find new facilities.The decision comes after the Supreme Court's October 1999 ruling that the Boy Scouts can legally exclude homosexuals as members and volunteers.

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Producer Shines in Role Behind the Camera

Tucked away in the corner of the Student Union, the Student Television studio hums with activity as actors file in for taping. A performer lounges on a neon green vinyl couch strumming a guitar as a producer consults actors in preparation for filming. Amidst the flurry of activity -- in his true element -- Station Manager Rick Ward surveys the scene.In his position, Ward is responsible for much of the behind-the-camera action.

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Changes to Advising System Draw Praise

Applied changes to UNC's academic advising system have boosted student opinion, according to a December 2000 study that surveyed 1,144 freshmen.The survey, conducted by the Office of Institutional Research, found that nearly 90 percent of freshmen said their needs were adequately met by the system during the spring semester's preregistration in fall 2000.Officials tallied the responses of freshmen who filled out an anonymous survey online or in written form and calculated a margin of error of plus or minus 2.38 percentage points with a 95 percent confidence level.

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Ex-UNC Worker Faces 33 New Felony Charges

CARRBORO -- A former University employee has been charged formally by Carrboro police with an additional 33 felony charges, including rape.Dwayne Russell Edwards, 33, of 100 Rock Haven Road, Apt. M-304, was charged by Carrboro police on Thursday with first-degree rape and several counts of first- and second-degree sexual assaults, which occurred in late December.

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Town Leaders Must Ease Up On University

After a whole lot of bitching from local media, University Chancellor James Moeser and Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf's town-gown relations committee had its first meeting in mid-December.And I think it's important to add that the first meeting was conveniently scheduled during UNC's final exams.

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Mayor, Chancellor\Swift to Address\`Beat Dook' Incident

TO THE EDITOR:I am writing to express my appreciation for Chancellor James Moeser and Mayor Rosemary Waldorf's swift and effective responses to the profoundly disturbing parody of a person being dragged by a chain behind a pick-up truck that was part of the "Beat Dook" parade which took place Nov. 17.Their investigations and clear statements of dismay, disappointment and denunciation will prevent this incident from festering into a symbol of callous insensitivity, or worse, on the part of the University and the town of Chapel Hill. Dr.

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LaRue Creates Looks, Burns UNC Defense

The North Carolina women's basketball team knew that Virginia's 6-foot-3 forward Schuye LaRue would score her points Thursday night. But the Tar Heels probably weren't expecting the 29-point bomb she dropped in their lap.LaRue, a sophomore averaging 16.5 points per game, tied her career high in points on 13-of-20 shooting and also chipped in 10 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers past UNC 78-76.The Tar Heels learned just exactly why LaRue was a preseason All-ACC selection. LaRue was also conference player of the week (Nov.

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