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Monday October 18th

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Carrieri, Bolowich Receive League's Top Honors

The North Carolina men's soccer team picked up a slew of awards from the ACC on Wednesday. Junior forward Chris Carrieri earned the top honor when he was named ACC Player of the Year. Carrieri leads the conference and the nation in scoring average (3.16 points per game) and goals per game (1.26). Carrieri spearheaded an All-ACC first team that also featured UNC defender Danny Jackson.

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Moore Treasures Chance to Contribute

Democrat Richard Moore didn't end up needing any additional votes Tuesday in his run to become North Carolina's state treasurer. If he had, a member of the North Carolina football team with the same name wouldn't have been much help. UNC sophomore Richard Moore filled out an absentee ballot for his home state of Tennessee, but he said he wouldn't have voted for his namesake in North Carolina. "Nah, definitely not," Moore said. "I'm a very strong Republican from Tennessee.

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UNC Dynasty Facing Tough Tests

As unpredictable as sports can often be, one fact almost always can be counted on: The mighty eventually fall. It happened to the Boston Celtics. It happened to the New York Yankees a couple of times. And it could be starting to happen to the North Carolina women's soccer team. UNC, which has won 15 NCAA championships in the tournament's 18-year history, lost three ACC games this season.

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APPLES Marks Decade With Message, Party

Assisting People in Planning Learning Experiences in Service celebrated its 10-year anniversary Wednesday on Polk Place, handing out free cake and lollipops along with a message of service and learning. "We wanted to open up the 10-year party to the whole campus," said APPLES service-learning program President Ann Quarles.

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Jesse Helms' HoldupOf Judge's AppointmentHurts North Carolina

What does Jesse Helms have against North Carolina? For more than a year, Helms has blocked the appointment of N.C. Appeals Court Judge James Wynn to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Helms' stance does a disservice not only to Judge Wynn, but to all North Carolinians. The court - which has a vacancy because of the passing of Judge Murnaghan of Maryland - oversees federal cases in five states. Although North Carolina is the largest state in the 4th Circuit, no one from this state serves on the court. This situation is not only unfair to our state - it is against the law.

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`Best in Show' Wins With Guest's Ensemble Cast, Dogs

Neurotic "parents" of pampered pups are placed in a stressful competition to win "Best in Show" in director Christopher Guest's new movie mockumentary. Guest decided to make a movie about dogs and their stressed owners after taking a trip to a park with his own dogs. The cast of "Best in Show" was given a five-day crash course in how to work with the dogs in a professional and show-like manner. With the same actors and format as one of Guest's previous movies, "Waiting for Guffman," the caliber of improv acting is hard to parallel.

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Islamic Week's Events Help Inform, Inspire

Students and faculty passing by the Pit on Tuesday afternoon were greeted by a colorful presentation of posters and displays explaining some aspects of a religion not too many people on campus know about. The Muslim Student Association is sponsoring Islamic Awareness Week, which began Tuesday and ends Thursday. The organization is detailing a different aspect of the religion each afternoon in the Pit from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday's topic of discussion was the Holy Quran, what Muslims consider to be the revealed word of God.

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Shelton, Field Hockey Wary of Golden Flashes

Today the North Carolina field hockey team will get its first look at Kent State, its opponent Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The team doesn't know a whole lot about Kent State. "There was a massacre there in the seventies," forward Holly Huff offered.

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`No Decision 2000:' The Aftermath

Did you hear the good news about Florida?" says one smart aleck. "No." replies the other. "The orange grove harvest will be huge this year!" This terribly corny joke and others of like could be heard throughout political victory parties around the nation last night. At 8:30 p.m., I was in my Raleigh hotel room when they made the announcement that Florida was going to fall into Al Gore's column. I was on the phone with my father at 9:30 p.m. when they announced Florida was back in the toss-up column. And I was back in my room at 2:30 a.m.

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Congressional Power Depends On President

Republicans retained their grip on power Tuesday night in both the Senate and House of Representatives, but political pundits say the impact of the next U.S. Congress depends on who wins the still-contested presidency. In the Senate, Democrats picked up three seats from the GOP, giving them a total of 49 and leaving the Republicans with 50 seats.

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Rational Discrimination'Still Racist, Dangerous And Must Be Eradicated

I am fascinated by Craig Warner's claim that "rational discrimination is not the same as racism," and how he would define or draw the lines around "rational discrimination." Following from Craig's cabdriver example, it would be "rational discrimination" for restaurants and hotels all over New York to ban black men from entering because of the black crime rate in New York City. And there's nothing racist about that (as long as the owners don't think that blacks are inherently inferior)?

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Banner for UNC-Duke Competition Missing

The rivalry that has marked the relationship between UNC and Duke University was manifested Tuesday night in the disappearance of the 20-foot-wide Carlyle Cup banner. Art Chansky, associate general manager of Tar Heel Sports Marketing, said the banner was stolen about 8 p.m. Tuesday from Koury Natatorium during the men's and women's swimming match between the two universities. "We need it back," Chansky said.

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Homecoming Online Selection Brings More Voters, Software Malfunction

Some students who logged on to Student Central on Wednesday to vote for Mr. and Ms. UNC in the Homecoming elections were disappointed when a minor glitch shut them out of the system. But student officials said the foul-up is not indicative of a larger problem. Student election officials reported a temporary software glitch in the new online voting system that was used Wednesday and will be used for the general elections of student body officers in February.

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UNC-Town Meetings Now Open

Under fire from the media, town and University officials have reversed their decision to hold closed meetings and will now conduct town-gown committee meetings openly. The committee, the brainchild of Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and UNC Chancellor James Moeser, will discuss issues that affect both the town and the University. Officials on both sides had intended to hold the meetings behind closed doors, allowing them to discuss sensitive issues candidly without raising public ire.

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County Re-elects `Progressive' Pair

While a clear majority of county residents will gladly welcome back newly re-elected Orange County Commissioners Margaret Brown and Moses Carey, so will their fellow commissioners. On Election Day, Brown received 34 percent of the vote and Carey received 33 percent. Both won back their seats by defeating Republican opponents Wes Cook and David Herman. Commissioner Barry Jacobs said he is pleased the two commissioners are returning to the board. "We have a good team," he said.

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For Example of American Racism Today, Turn To Warner's Column

TO THE EDITOR: Rarely have I read an column which exudes such fierce insensitivity and lack of understanding as Craig Warner's column, "Politics Will Not Eradicate Racism" (Nov. 7). Warner enthusiastically mentions that "only" 25 percent of white America believes that African-Americans have inferior intellectual ability. Not only does Warner assert that this fact demonstrates that racism is no longer a major problem in the United States; he insists that blacks are to blame for the discrimination against them.

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Fawcett's Israel Column Factually Correct, Shows Extensive Reading

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is in response to David B. Hoffman's letter ("Errors in Israel Column Show Author's Lack of Knowledge on Subject" Oct. 25). He accuses Anne Fawcett of getting her facts wrong. On the contrary, Ms. Fawcett's extensive reading is reflected in her column. The narrative that Israel has, since its birth, been a constant victim of external aggression is common in the policy community and among American supporters of the state of Israel. As I have rediscovered each time I teach about the conflict, it is not reflected in any of the historical literature.

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Voters Pass $3.1 Billion Capital Improvements Bond

RALEIGH - They said "yes." Unofficial results indicate that N.C. voters overwhelmingly passed the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum Tuesday - news that was greeted with thunderous applause from a gathering of more than 100 higher education advocates at The Brownstone Hotel in Raleigh on Tuesday night. With 53 percent of the precincts reporting, 74 percent of voters approved the bond proposal, and 26 percent voted against it.

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Freshmen Should Not Have to Register During Homecoming Game

TO THE EDITOR: This Saturday, while the freshman class is worrying about competition to get into the classes left, PINs being the wrong ones or the computer system crashing once again, we also will be missing the Homecoming football game. Both freshman registration and the kickoff for this year's Homecoming game against Maryland are scheduled for noon this Saturday. Some freshmen, of course, will probably choose to forego registering at noon and risk their spring semester schedule. However, I do not think that this is a choice we should have to make.

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