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Friday December 3rd

Swimming And Diving


Club Looks to Turn Competition Green

By Geoff WesselStaff WriterChapel Hill will soon gain an addition to its nightlife -- a club named for one of the seven deadly sins. The new nightclub, NV, is scheduled to open in late February or early March in the space formerly occupied by the Ram Triple movie theater on Rosemary Street. The theater's owner, Carmike Cinemas, closed it last fall.NV owner and UNC alumnus Brent Lee said the club will be unlike anything else in Chapel Hill."Our equipment manufacturers have said we will have the top-notch club between D.C. and Atlanta," he said.

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Filling Shu's Shoes Is a Dif_cult but Essential Challenge

It almost didn't seem fitting.The memorial service for legendary journalism professor Jim Shumaker, who died of cancer Dec. 19, lasted all of 30 minutes in a small Baptist church that didn't even fill to capacity.The pastor, God bless him, did his best to eulogize Shu and comfort his family by reminding them that he was in a better place.But I suspect many sitting in those uncomfortable wooden pews, especially his former students and colleagues, wanted one last chance to hear about what the old man did before heading off to the hereafter.

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Student Stores Offers One-Stop Shop for Coursepaks

Students who previously had to shuttle back and forth between Copytron and Student Stores to collect their coursepaks will now be able to buy them all in one place.Copytron, which was bought in August by Booktech, is still producing coursepaks, but the rest of its departments have been eliminated and the company has closed its Franklin Street location.For the first time, UNC Student Stores has agreed to allow the coursepaks produced by Booktech -- a company specializing in coursepaks -- to be sold in the textbook department, said Rebecca Courin, the mid-Atlantic regional manager for Book

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Lessons From Historical Heroes

Welcome back! Hope you had a great holiday and came back rested, healed and excited about the new year. Today I'd like to introduce myself by introducing three of my heroes. These are the healers that have most influenced my thinking and whose ideas influence everything I write.So, in chronological order...Lao-Tsu is considered the primary sage of Taoism. I guess I've been a Taoist since I fell in love with Winnie-the-Pooh as a youngster, though I didn't know it until as a freshman I read the "Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff. Fantastic book.

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Financial Woes Require Fast Action From Easley

Severe monetary problems coupled with a rocky transition stand in the way of Gov. Mike Easley's goal of creating a united North Carolina.North Carolina is facing a budget deficit of almost $500 million only halfway through the fiscal year.UNC-Chapel Hill political science Professor Thad Beyle said Easley's term will be different from previous governors because he is starting out with a deficit. Beyle said Easley must deal with the state's fiscal woes in the first six months or it could get worse.Rep.

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Officials: Bidding Changes Needed

UNC-system leaders are asking N.C. officials to change a decades-old method for handling contractor bids to expedite the onslaught of new campus construction projects thanks to the passage of the $3.1 billion higher education bond.But they face opposition from members of the N.C. State Buildings Commission, who argue the current plan is the fairest for contractors and is cost effective for taxpayers.

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Williamson Decision Pleases Psychiatrists

Physicians are breathing a sigh of relief after the state Court of Appeals overturned a jury verdict that held the psychiatrist who treated former UNC law student Wendell Williamson liable for Williamson's 1995 shooting spree on Henderson Street.The unanimous Dec. 19 ruling overturned the 1998 jury decision that found former Student Health Service psychiatrist Myron Liptzin negligent in his treatment of Williamson, who has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.

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Court Reverses KSU Censorship

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit last Friday reversed a lower court's decision that upheld the confiscation of Kentucky State University's yearbook by campus administrators.In November 1994, KSU officials confiscated about 2,000 copies of the 1993-94 KSU student yearbook, "The Thorobred."University officials objected to the the book's purple cover -- KSU's school colors are green and gold -- its "Destination Unknown" theme, the lack of captions under many of the photos, and the inclusion of current events unrelated to KSU.

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Workers Lay Foundation For New South Campus

South Campus construction is expected to gain steam this week as workers begin to lay foundations for the new residence hall communities.A construction update by the UNC Department of Housing and Residential Education said major earthmoving work has been finished at the communities adjacent to Morrison, Craige and Ehringhaus residence halls.But Ed Willis, director of construction management, said there is no definite completion time slated for the foundation construction because the work is not completed in specific phases."We really don't measure it in that great of detail," he said.

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Some Shout-Outs Before Going Out

Editorial Page Editor Kelli Boutin -- Thank you for allowing me to express myself every Monday.Kelli, I know the critics aren't going to agree with me using The Daily Tar Heel to address 0.7 percent of this campus, so I've got to slam them before they stop reading this column.Carolina Review: What were you thinking in that October 2000 issue? My boy told me in November that the Carolina Review had some words for me.

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CP&L Lawyer: Ice Age More Likely Than Nuclear Accident

By Kellie DixonAssistant City EditorAfter nearly 10 hours of deliberations, Carolina Power & Light Co., the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Orange County officials must wait for three judges to decide the fate of a possible on-site storage expansion at a local nuclear power plant.At Thursday's hearing at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh, CP&L officials presented a rebuttal to safety concerns voiced by Orange County lawyers.

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CAA's Saturday Ticket Distribution Anything But Fair

Though Tee Pruitt claims he wants fairness for all, his actions tell otherwise. He claims that the goal of his ticket distribution plan is to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to get seats. And for now, this is how he defines fairness. But then there is the issue of Saturday's distribution.Here, 100 people were mistakenly given bracelets that were not in the bracelet number range. To "compensate," the Carolina Athletic Association decided to assign these people new numbers. What the CAA failed to take into account is how that would affect these people.

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Virtual Visions

As bustling students make their daily weave through UNC's campus, many of them don't realize that cutting-edge virtual reality technology lies tucked away in Sitterson Hall.In rooms full of cascading wires, macabre mannequin parts, glowing computer screens and strange headgear, researchers are developing an office that blurs the line between the physical and the intangible.The "Office of the Future" project is working to merge virtual reality and video-conferencing, bringing together geographically distant people in a simulated, immersive environment.

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New Director Tapped for WUNC

After an extensive nationwide search, University officials recently announced the hiring of a seasoned general manager at WUNC Radio.Joan Rose, currently the program director at Michigan Radio, the public service radio station for the University of Michigan, will assume the post on Feb.

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