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Wednesday October 27th

Swimming And Diving


CHHS Receives Bomb Threat, Finds Nothing

Chapel Hill High School students were dismissed from classes early Thursday afternoon in response to a bomb threat that was discovered by school officials late Wednesday. After the bomb threat was found, officials searched the school and found nothing that could potentially endanger the students' safety. Based on information from the threat, an evacuation was planned for Thursday afternoon. School officials said in a press release Thursday that the threat included specific time information, which is being withheld due to ongoing investigations.

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Talk on Conflict Angers Pro-Israel Panelist

Despite an intent to promote peace and nonviolence, Thursday night's discussion of the conflict in the Middle East left some participants with the same anger felt thousands of miles away by clashing Israelis and Palestinians. The panel, hosted by the Arab Club, N.C. Peace Action, Students United for a Responsible Global Environment and the United Nations Organization, included faculty, students and representatives from organizations concerned with Israel-Palestine violence.

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Election Updates Enthrall Locals

The sight of a few bleary-eyed political junkies stumbling to class or wandering along Franklin Street is not uncommon after most elections. But this time around, more folks than usual have been transfixed by the ups and downs of the yet-to-be-decided presidential race. On Thursday afternoon, students filled the seats circling the big-screen television in the Student Union to watch as Florida counties reported recount results. Sophomore political science major Scott Crew said he stopped when he saw people gathered around the television. "I thought something big had happened," Crew

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Chancellor Moeser Thanks Supporters Of Bond Referendum

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of everyone at Carolina - faculty, staff, students and even future students - thank you for so overwhelmingly supporting the University when casting your votes Nov. 7 for the $3.1 billion bond referendum. By placing your confidence and trust in both the university and community college systems, you have invested wisely in the future of North Carolina. The voting tallies represent a remarkable vote of confidence in the work all of us do in Chapel Hill each day.

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Coming Home to Play

The current PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward, Angel" commemorates several occasions. The play not only marks the 100th anniversary of Wolfe's birth but also marks the return of director-writer-actor Jonathan Bolt to the play that began his career 42 years ago. Born in Statesville and raised in Burlington, Bolt said he loved Wolfe's work as a child, especially "Angel." "As a young man growing up, I identified with this book," he said. The reverence for Wolfe's work carried through into Bolt's professional debut in the 1958 Broadway production

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BOG Committee Primes Budget for Next 2 Years

Less than 48 hours after the state's voters overwhelmingly approved the largest bond in higher education history, UNC-system officials were busy ironing out the funding requests from the General Assembly for the next two years. On Thursday, the Board of Governors held a series of committee meetings, including the Budget and Finance Committee, which put the finishing touch on the 2001-03 budget request of the BOG. As of today, the budget request for the 2001-02 year totals more than $4.7 billion.

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Basketball Tab: UNC's Center of Attention

Brendan Haywood might just be the nation's best at his position. North Carolina's 7-foot, 262-pound center is certainly the best big man east of the Mississippi. People out west might argue for Arizona's Loren Woods, but he's more slender (7-1, 251) and has battled through injuries during his career. "Some people say I'm one of the best big men in the country, and some people don't," Haywood said. "I don't go out there and focus on that.

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Election 2000 Insanity Recapped

For the seven of you who read this column on a regular basis, you might recall a reference I made last Friday to wearing an ornate, scarlet letter "A" in front of a 17th century Puritan community. That morning, my "Great American Novels" professor read the column aloud at the beginning of class.

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SportSaturday: Weighing the Options

Ah, the life of a football recruit. Must be nice. All that attention. College coaches from all over practically knocking your door down to get you to sign that piece of paper that says you'll bless them with your presence. Traveling around the country on official visits to schools that treat you like royalty when you get there. National television exposure and big time attention from pro scouts soon to come your way. Must be nice. "It's fun at first, and it's a situation that a lot of people would love to be in," North Carolina freshman tailback Brandon Russell said.

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Basketball Tab: Doherty Puts Own Mark on Program

One year ago, Matt Doherty was coaching his first game at a new school. One year later, he's doing the same thing. But much has changed in a year. Doherty's task to tip off 1999 was to lead his Notre Dame squad on the road against fourth-ranked Ohio State. The Fighting Irish won 59-57. Doherty's task this year? To lead North Carolina past Winthrop in the first round of the NABC Classic at the Smith Center. The teams square off at 7:30 p.m. "No one expected us to beat (Ohio State)," Doherty said. "This situation is kind of different.

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U2 Ditches Message for Pure Pop; S.C.O.T.S. Continues Trashy Tradition

Southern Culture on the Skids Liquored Up and Lacquered Down 3 stars As an art form, rock music tends to be dissected, categorized and eventually rewrapped into a nice, neat package that the mainstream will eventually determine as good or bad - depending on what the MTV gods say. Some bands successfully buck the system, and the new album from homegrown favorite Southern Culture on the Skids is no exception to this rule. Liquored up and Lacquered Down, the band's seventh full-length album since 1983, cruises through the underbelly of Southern life, telling zany stories fro

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Libertarians Set Eyes on Future Elections

By Michael McKnight and Faith Ray Staff Writers RALEIGH - While Republicans and Democrats endured nail-biting suspense at their respective camps Tuesday night, the mood at the Libertarian camp was much more relaxed and focused on future possibilities. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe, 4th Congressional District candidate Brian Towey and N.C. House 24th District candidate John Bauman joined a crowd of about 100 supporters at the Bishop's House at St.

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Election Jitters Wrack Students

After a long night of waiting and anticipating the election results Tuesday, students and organization leaders had mixed emotions about the "too close to call" outcome in the presidential race. "I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. watching the results, and all my friends and I were very tense," said junior biochemistry major Christine Dillon. "I very much wanted Al Gore to win and was frustrated with Ralph Nader's influence on the voting in states like Oregon and Wisconsin." But some students expressed indifference in their presidential choice.

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`Charlie's Angels' Offers Empty Fun, No Apologies

Some movies are made just for the fun of it. "Charlie's Angels" is one of those movies. The heroines, Natalie (Cameron Diaz), Dylan (Drew Barrymore) and Alex (Lucy Liu), kick bad-guy ass with big grins on their faces throughout the movie. They are definitely having fun, pulling off karate stunts and parading around in skintight clothes. Directed by McG, better known as a music video director, the film has plenty of glossy stunts to hold the audience's attention.

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Passage of $3.1 Billion Package Means Improvements Can Start

University administrators and some N.C. legislators - still basking in the overwhelming passage of the $3.1 billion higher education bond Tuesday - now face the challenge of managing the massive construction and renovation project. More than 73 percent of the state's voters approved the bond, possibly due to an intense information and get-out-the-vote campaign from bond supporters ranging from students to alumni. The bond will fund capital improvements at UNC-system schools and N.C.

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Postelection America Has Time for `Important' Stuff

By now the onslaught of political media should be over, and Americans can return to day-to-day activities, instead of posing like they gave a damn by cramming in last-minute "Decision 2000" propaganda. For those who didn't care at all, how dare the radio and TV distract you from an umpteenth listening of "Shake Ya' Ass" and "The Real World" marathon to make you aware of the nation's future, and worse yet, to try to persuade you to vote? The audacity!

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UNC Students, Faculty Welcome Bond's Promised Funds

Now that the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum has been passed by N.C. voters, UNC administrators are going to be very busy. The University will receive roughly $500 million in funding, which officials say will be put to use renovating, updating and constructing campus facilities. Students and faculty alike expressed virtually unanimous approval that UNC will reap the benefits of the bond. "We will be working overtime, but we don't mind," said Anne Cates, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees.

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Student Gives Time To Inmates' Lives

HILLSBOROUGH - Eight men sit in an oval of desks in a small room. Their figures dwarf the blue, yellow and red plastic chairs and undersized wooden desk tops. A green chalkboard dominates one wall, while posters of nature scenes mark the others. The bright images of leaves and flowers and outside light pouring through windows should lift the occupants' spirits, but for the group gathered here, it is a tough task. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Paul Lee enters the room with the hope of reaching this goal.

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