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Friday August 19th

Swimming And Diving


New League Produces Dull Game

Mia versus Brandi.The Women's United Soccer Association's inaugural game Saturday promised to be an exciting matchup between two of its biggest stars - Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain. Television commercials featured Hamm and Chastain staring each other down. Posters showing Hamm and Chastain's game faces lined Independence Avenue in Washington D.C. all the way to RFK Stadium - where the game between Hamm's Washington Freedom and Chastain's Bay Area CyberRays was held.

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Drinking Policy Murky, Ignores Real Problems

Students have always relished their first tastes of freedom in a Budweiser.Finally out from under the watchful eye of mom and dad, UNC freshmen have embraced the promise of UNC, where Purple Jesus is born in multigallon trash cans and the wine flows like, well, wine.Many learn the fast lesson that even though parental discipline is miles away, the University police are right around the corner to pick up where the precious 'rents left off. Those meant to serve and protect you now take the form of demons who deny and destroy your beer.Two students early last week got pinched.

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4 Alumni Selected to Fill BOT Seats

The Board of Governors approved the appointment of three prominent N.C. businessmen and an Atlanta lawyer to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, filling positions that will open this summer.Paul Fulton Jr., Karol Mason, Hugh McColl Jr. and Nelson Schwab III -- all UNC graduates -- will replace four trustees whose terms end in late June. The appointments will become effective July 1 after the terms of Chairwoman Anne Cates and members William Jordan, Cressie Thigpen and Charles Sanders expire.Cates will leave the board to become a member of the BOG in July.

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Tar Heels Beat ACC Opponents

ATLANTA -- The 20th-ranked North Carolina women's tennis team edged Georgia Tech 4-3 on Saturday at Bill Moore Tennis Center in the regular-season finale for both teams. Bobbi Guthrie and doubles partner Mysti Morris knocked off UNC's Kate Pinchbeck and Kendrick Bunn 8-4 at No. 1 doubles.Despite the win by Guthrie and Morris, North Carolina earned the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. The Yellow Jackets and UNC split singles, each claiming three victories. The Tar Heels' three singles victories secured the win for UNC.

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Marty Campaign Not Self-Righteous, Meant To Start Discussion

In her editorial notebook "Agree With Erin," Erin Mendell makes several assumptions about the "I Agree With Marty" campaign and about Christians in general. Ms. Mendell is sure of what she believes. If she is firm in that belief, than the Marty idea was not really directed at her. But do not assume that by wearing these shirts we are saying "I am better than you" or "You are going to hell for disagreeing with me." Not all Christians use the scare tactics of a Pit preacher to tell people about Christianity.

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Awards Ceremony Will Honor Deserving Students and Faculty

On Tuesday the University community will pause to honor some of our very best students as part of the Chancellor's Awards Ceremony. This annual program celebrates student excellence in academics, co-curricular activities and leadership, as well as recognizing the student-selected teaching awards winners. The University is tremendously proud to acknowledge our outstanding students and faculty. Rewarding exceptional work is one of the most effective ways to foster excellence, and these awards do just that.

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Student Government Wants You to Help Represent Needs

Hey, you there! Think you're tough? Can you handle the weight of a big responsibilities and a steady commitment? 'Cause if you can, then your student government needs you!Why, you ask, would my student government ever want a regular ole' student like me? What can I offer the noble, worthy and honorable institution that is our revered student government?Well, for starters, we'll take a pulse.You see, here at UNC, the administration is always trying to find out what the students are saying.

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Sexist Language Is Wire in Cage

"Imagine someone walking up to a group of guys and saying, 'Hey, girls, how're ya doing?' We doubt they'd be amused! So isn't it weird that women are supposed to accept -- even like -- being called 'one of the guys?'"We're also supposed to like 'freshman,' 'chairman' and 'mankind.'"Get over it, some people say. Those words are generic. They apply to everyone. But then how come so-called generics are always male?"What if generics ended in 'white'? Freshwhite, chairwhite and whitekind.

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Redistribute Poker Chips For Cheating Retribution

"Two groups - one white, the other black - are playing a game of poker. They have been playing the same game for some 300 years, during which time the white group has cheated on numerous occasions. The white group now announces that 'from this day forward, we will stop cheating.' 'That's fine,' the black group responds, 'but what are you going to do about all those poker chips that have stacked up on your side of the table all these years?' 'We're going to give them to current and future members of our group,' the white group replies.

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UNC Demolishes N.C. State in Straight Sets

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina women's tennis team crushed N.C. State 7-0 Wednesday in Raleigh. UNC didn't drop a set in any match and improved to 13-5 overall, 4-2 in the ACC. Marlene Mejia, Julie Rotondi, and Kate Pinchbeck led the way for UNC with wins in the top three singles slots. Mejia was leading N.C. State's Kristin Lam 4-1 in the first set when Lam retired. Julie Rotondi handled Katrina Gildemeister, 6-1, 6-3 while Kate Pinchbeck topped Jackie Leskovar, 6-2, 6-3. Kristin Koenig disposed of Kristen Nicholls, 6-3, 6-0 at No.

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All Made for the King's Jewelry

Some 400 years ago the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote a parody on identity known as "The Ship of Theseus." The ship that carried that mythical hero to triumph over the minotaur, and to Antiope, took its lumps in the roughening waters of the Aegean Sea. Each time it returned, on the dock the old repairman carried the splintered boards of the wooden hulk and laid them in his shed. After a time, all of the ship's original boards were heaped in the shed, waterlogged, and the ship that ferried Theseus over the sea was made solely of repair parts.

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Local Storyteller Makes a Living Out of Building Community

"I'm not saying that storytelling all by itself is going to change the world," said local storyteller Louise Omoto Kessel. But when it comes to binding cultures and communities together, or helping individuals heal, storytelling comes close."I think when people are going through a difficult experience, the opportunity to tell their story is part of the healing process," said Kessel, who has used storytelling at domestic violence centers and cancer support groups.

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Pitchers Give UNC Edge In Combined 3-Hitter

North Carolina's offense could finally breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday night, all thanks to the UNC pitching staff. Tar Heel pitchers Daniel Moore and Kevin Brower combined to allow just three hits and one run en route to UNC's 4-1 nonconference win against UNC-Charlotte at Boshamer Stadium.The game marked the Tar Heels' season low for hits allowed. It came after losing a 9-5 lead in the eighth inning to UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday night, as the Tar Heels (21-17) ended a nine-game stretch away from Boshamer Stadium with a 10-9 loss.

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Storytelling Provides a Means of Transmitting Culture, History

In Germany it is said that "Handsome words do not butter the cabbage." Popular Chinese folk wisdom affirms that "Talk does not cook the rice." In the United States, culinary references aside, "talk is cheap." But these proverbs may be underestimating the significance of words, and stories in particular, in society."Stories from across the world deal with the core of what it means it be human," said Professor Glenn Hinson, chairman of the UNC curriculum in folklore.People tell stories to give a moral to the listeners, to observe a phenomenon and

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Students, Organizations Detract From UNC's Beauty With Graffiti

TO THE EDITOR:At one time in this University's history, students used to take pride in the appearance and upkeep of the campus. Unfortunately, it appears that time has passed. These days, it seems that anyone with chalk and free time feels he or she has the right to deface our campus for the sake of a message. The recent "Do You Agree With Marty?" campaign is only symptomatic of a recent trend that threatens to undermine the once-proud beauty of our campus.The symbol of our University, the Old Well, is surrounded by graffiti.

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