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Friday December 3rd

Swimming And Diving


UNC Student Decides to Go Pro

So I'm home over break, thinking deeply (read: sleeping) about how to kick off the column, and then it hits me like eight rounds with Oscar De La Hoya. Break a story.And, boy oh boy, do I have a tale for you.True Baby Blue fans already know this, but FYI to those straggling in five minutes after tip-off and boycotting football games because UNC managed only a 6-and-5 record: There's a young man on campus who might not be with us much longer.

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Council Wants Changes In Development Plans

Before a local architecture firm can finalize drafts for development, the Chapel Hill Town Council requested that the town's Planning Department alter its statement of design goals for the project.Town Council members reviewed plans for the Northeast Gateway, a 150-acre site on U.S. 15-501 identified as a possible place for mixed-use development, at their meeting Monday night.Town Manager Cal Horton outlined site design objectives, which the council requested Oct. 23.

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N.C. Schools Earn Praise Of Blacks

A recent ranking by Black Enterprise magazine placed five of the state's universities, including three UNC-system schools, in the top 50 best colleges and universities for black students.N.C. Agricultural & Technical University placed ninth, the highest among N.C. universities. Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, UNC-Chapel, and Duke University bunched together at 18th, 19th and 20th, respectively; N.C. Central University followed at 31st.The top nine schools in the ranking are all historically black colleges and universities.

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Band to March in Inaugural Parade

A surprise phone call two weeks ago has set off a flurry of activity as the UNC marching band prepares to participate in the presidential inauguration.The Marching Tar Heels received an invitation from the presidential inauguration committee to join the 36 public bands performing in the Jan. 20 inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. "I was obviously delighted and honored that we were chosen," said Jeffrey Fuchs, director of the Marching Tar Heels, about the invitation to serve as the sole representative from North Carolina.

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Tar Heel Fans Should Exhibit More Class, Not Act Like Duke

TO THE EDITOR: Are basketball fans now allowed in the Smith Center shirtless and with hand-held signs? Are foul language and inappropriate cheers now allowed? Fans can be raucous in favor of their team without sinking to the depths of Duke University. We don't need to imitate Duke and other schools to be good, fired up, loud, supportive fans. In the early 1980s, UNC fans won awards as the nation's best (check it out, there's a trophy in Carmichael Auditorium) and rarely even acknowledged the opposing players, except of course if something controversial transpired.

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Longtime Officer Tackles New Assignment: Chief

Applause filled the Chapel Hill Town Council chamber as Angela Jarvies fastened an honorary pin to her husband's navy-blue police uniform, indicating his new rank as police chief.Gregg Jarvies, 46, has served the Chapel Hill Police Department for 25 years and was sworn in by Mayor Rosemary Waldorf during the 2 p.m. ceremony Tuesday. He became interim police chief in April 2000, after Chief Ralph Pendergraph retired. With his family in the front row, Jarvies spoke about what it means to be one of Chapel Hill's finest. "It is special to be an officer in Chapel Hill," he said.

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N.C., Fla. Lawmakers Revise Election Codes

After the drama of the post-Election Day presidential race, legislative committees have been formed in both Florida and North Carolina to review possibly flawed voting procedures and equipment.Florida Gov. Jeb Bush forged the Select Task Force on Election Procedures, Standards and Technology last month to recommend reforms to the Florida legislature by March 6. The committee consists of 21 state members -- 10 Democrats, 10 Republicans and one Independent.Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Senator Pro Tem Marc Basnight, D-Dare, formed the Joint Committee on Voting Procedures to review N.C.

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UNC to Study Health Threats

As thousands of cheering fans crowd the Smith Center during a basketball game, imagine the horror as deadly bacteria seep from the air conditioning ducts in a life-threatening act of bioterrorism.Talk of such bioterrorism and infectious diseases is running rampant at the School of Public Health since the school received a three-year grant to form a new outreach center.The N.C. Center for Public Health Preparedness will focus on research and prevention of public health concerns and will be used to educate N.C.

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Sports Figures Resolve for Better 2001

I have never been any good at New Year's resolutions.Probably because I never think to make them in the first place.But this year, I made a joint resolution with my fellow sports editors to revive the weekly sports column in The Daily Tar Heel.It used to be that a sports column appeared at the beginning of every week on the back page, but because of extenuating circumstances that tradition has been off-and-on for the past three semesters.OK, so technically, if we were true to our resolution, we would have had a column in here yesterday.So let's make a deal.

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Death Penalty Goes Against Basic Rights, Applied With Bias

TO THE EDITOR:I wonder sometimes if columnists in The Daily Tar Heel write for shock value. Why else would anyone include a ludicrous statement such as "Abolishing the Death Penalty Removes Individual Autonomy" (Dec. 4) in the the title? I doubt this is the only letter the DTH will receive regarding T.L. Moua's article.I am unfamiliar with Moua's "normal definition" of murder. What I am familiar with is Webster's denotation (plainly, the taking of a life) and the biblical connotation/commandment (Thou shall not kill). Unlike Moua's definition, neither of these have fine print.

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UNC Looks to Slow Terps to Turtle's Pace

When Terence Morris decided to return to school for his senior year, Maryland fans had visions of him leading the Terrapins to the Final Four.After all, what can't Morris do?At 6-foot-9, he is big enough to post up, grab rebounds and block shots. And with his deft shooting touch, he is a threat to score from anywhere on the floor.But Morris started the 2000-01 season slowly, and his team followed suit. The Terps, ranked No.

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New Governor Heralds Unity as Key to Future

RALEIGH -- Mike Easley officially became North Carolina's 67th governor Saturday, vowing to continue education reforms and to unite a state increasingly divided along economic lines.More than 4,000 people, some wearing fur coats to ward off the cold, gathered in downtown Raleigh to witness the historic inauguration. Easley is the first baby boomer and practicing Roman Catholic to serve as governor. He is also the first governor in more than 25 years not named James.Lt. Gov.

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New House Seat Adds To Redistricting Battle

North Carolina will soon have a new voice in Washington thanks to the results of Census 2000, but the political affiliation of that voice could be determined by the redistricting efforts of state legislators. Census figures released just before the new year stated that North Carolina's population grew by 21 percent over the last decade, giving the state an additional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.Congressional redistricting is done by committees appointed in each of the houses of the N.C.

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Davis Ready for Broader Clientele

Students shifting their study setting from the recently closed Undergraduate Library to Davis Library will encounter a quieter and less casual atmosphere than their previous locale.But Davis Library officials and librarians say that by not changing food and noise policies in Davis, students accustomed to the Undergrad will learn to adjust to the new environment."We'll have the same food and noise policies that we've always had, even with the increased traffic," said Joe Hewitt, associate provost for University libraries.Unlike the Undergrad, Davis does not allow any food to be eaten w

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Edwards, Price Question NRC Ruling in Letter

Two N.C. congressmen are showing signs of support for Orange County's appeal of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruling allowing the Carolina Power & Light Co. to expand its nuclear waste capacity.Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and Rep. David Price, D-N.C., sent a letter to the NRC on Friday, questioning the Dec. 21 ruling.

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