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Saturday September 18th

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Student Forum Backs Native American Activist

A Robeson County activist charged with first-degree murder might eventually face the death penalty, but not if a group of UNC students have anything to say about it. A student-organized forum designed to shed light on the case of accused murderer Eddie Hatcher was held Thursday night at Peabody Hall.

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Altman's Latest Flick Fails With Aimless Story

2 stars In "Dr. T and the Women," Richard Gere is living a nightmare, and for the most part, so is the audience. Gere bounces around from mundane situation to mundane situation without direction as time ambles by in auteur director Robert Altman's latest film. Gere plays Dr. Sully Travis, known to all as merely Dr. T, Dallas' most popular gynecologist among the social elite. He golfs his spare time away, and he's as adept with a rifle as a pair of forceps.

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Candidates Articulate Positions, Rally for Support

HILLSBOROUGH - Nearly a ballot's worth of candidates came out Wednesday for a front-porch discussion of the upcoming election. Candidates running for national and state Senate and House seats and Orange County Board of Commissioners slots gathered at the Hillsborough House Inn to articulate their platforms. Despite the fact that the candidates' social was open to the public, few people attended other than the candidates themselves. "The candidates can vote too," said Orange County Commissioner Margaret Brown, half-joking.

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SNL Spin-off `Ladies Man' Lacks Plot, Humor, Quality

By Justin Winters Staff Writer 1 1/2 stars Just when you thought it was safe to venture back into theaters after the odorous atrocities of "It's Pat" and "Superstar" had been cleared, the latest "Saturday Night Live" skit-turned-movie "The Ladies Man" has landed. And, boy oh boy, is it the bomb, or a bomb if you catch my hip lingo. Just retired from the variety show, after years of being ridiculed as the constant "man in the mooshpot" of "Saturday Night Live"'s duck-duck-goose catapult to stardom, Tim Meadows tries his darnedest to make his signature character Leon Phelps

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Erotic `Bridge' Drips Into Sentimentality

The art involved in the making of a film is often lost in glossy big-budget Hollywood productions. The erotic French film, "Girl on the Bridge," by director Patrice Leconte, reminds audiences that filmmaking can be a breathtaking art that delights the senses. Shot in black and white, the film offers beautiful cinematography that includes scenic views of Paris, Greece and Turkey and exotic carnival shots of midgets and contortionists that impress the eye. These beautiful scenes are supplemented by a human-interest story that tugs at the heart.

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Groundskeepers Deserve Recognition, Appreciation For the Work They Do

Groundskeepers Deserve Recognition, Appreciation For the Work They Do TO THE EDITOR: The recent articles mentioning groundskeepers in conjunction with the recent UE Local 150 disturbance during the Chancellor's installation has infuriated many a Grounds Services employee and led me to write this in response. If any Grounds Services employees are members of this union, they are not vocal and number only a handful. In fact, no grounds employees were observed to be a part of this small group of protesters.

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Survey: UNC-CH Services Better Than Most System Schools'

According to a recently released UNC-system survey, the majority of system students are pleased with most of the programs their schools offer but are critical of campus food services. The survey, administered twice a year by the UNC General Administration, is used to determine which facets of UNC-system schools need improvement. Sophomores and seniors answer questions on their schools' academic, student and administrative services - with the highest two ratings of "excellent" or "good" constituting approval.

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Violence in Middle East

Violence in Middle East Cannot Be Blamed On One Side of Conflict TO THE EDITOR: Rene de la Varre's letter claiming that Palestinians bear sole responsibility for the violence in Israel is the sort of chauvinism that caused - and continues to stokes - the fires of hatred in Israel ("Palestinian Leadership Solely Responsible for `Disgraceful' Fighting" Oct. 18). There is no doubt that Palestinian violence is both immoral and irrational.

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Panel Focuses on Domestic Violence

Frustrated by a lack of public awareness, two law student groups held a panel Tuesday night to discuss domestic violence in same-sex relationships. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Project and Lambda Law Student Association sponsored a panel discussion at the School of Law featuring three local human services workers who brought firsthand perspectives to the topic. DVAP committee Chairwoman Holly Bryan said she created the panel because the issue is often underestimated.

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Boy Scout Case Causes Concern For Aldermen

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen has sent a resolution to the Triangle United Way admonishing it for allowing members to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. The United Way supports the Boy Scouts of America and has a policy allowing the organization to deny membership based on sexual orientation. The Supreme Court upheld the Boy Scouts' right to screen its membership in June. Alderman Jacquelyn Gist said the resolution gives the United Way a year to change its policy to discontinue support of members who discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Episcopal Bishop Sheds Light on Race Issues

The first black bishop of North Carolina's Episcopal Church brought a message of hope and perseverance to the UNC campus in his keynote speech Wednesday night. Bishop Michael Curry, who is nationally known for his published sermons, spoke about the impact of race relations on religious communities as a part of Race Relations Week. Jermaine Reeves, co-chairman of Students for the Advancement of Race Relations and head coordinator of Race Relations Week, said Curry was an excellent choice as the week's speaker.

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'01 Seniors Pick Fishy Class Gift

Amid the renovations of the Student Union, the class of 2001 will leave its mark with a new aquarium. The senior class Gift Committee met Wednesday night to sort through the 470 votes submitted via e-mail for the five gift choices. Seniors chose between a scholarship for one urban and one rural student that would have lived together in a cross-cultural experiment, a wall-sized aquarium for the Student Union, a graduate school advising program for UNC seniors, a jumbotron huge TV screen for Kenan Stadium or a contribution to the Henry/Copeland Permanent Art Collection in the Student Union

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Politics Never Go Out of Fashion

If you have been keeping up with the "Fashion Times" like I have - which explains my unkempt look around campus (really, I am just on the cutting edge. In a few years you too will wish you looked as washed out, untucked and tired as I do) - you will have noticed that the new looks for the winter have arrived. Believe it or not, fashion does not just exist in a vacuum.

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Chants of Protesters

Chants of Protesters Disrupted Ceremony, Damaged Their Cause TO THE EDITOR: I attended University Day primarily because I wanted to hear Chancellor Moeser's address. An occasion like this is an important opportunity for the University community to get to know its new chancellor. I was impressed by what I heard. However, my enjoyment of the occasion was significantly impaired by the chants of the union demonstrators. Yes, there is a constitutional right of free speech, and the University officials did well to respect that. But it is a right that can very easily be abused.

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Blowin' up is next on agenda for local hip-hop artists

Like a clueless kid stuck on a stalled uphill roller coaster, N.C. hip hop waits restlessly for East Coast recognition. For too long, frustrated emcees, groups, producers and DJs have witnessed up-and-coming hip-hop acts from Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami and even St. Louis bypass their dormancy and become the next multiplatinum rap superstars, leaving the state starved for a piece of the money and fame. And though there are endless lamentations as to why N.C.

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Jury of their Peers

In a given week, roughly five students' academic fates are decided behind closed doors by a jury composed of their fellow students. Last month, those normally closed doors were thrust open when senior Mike Trinh and junior Brianne Roth opened their Honor Court hearing, giving students and professors a chance to decide for themselves whether UNC's student-run judicial system is adequate. But the jury is still out on whether students are intellectually and psychologically capable of dispensing justice to their peers. Student Attorney General Taylor Lea said she is proud that UNC's ju

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Schools' Honor Court Systems Vary

UNC-Chapel Hill's policy of trying students accused of honor code infractions in a student-run court contrasts sharply with student judicial policies at nearby universities. UNC-CH's honor court system recently came under criticism from a group of computer science students who were tried and found guilty of cheating on an assignment. The case has raised questions about the legitimacy of having students trying and sentencing students. UNC-CH is one of only 12 universities nationwide with a student-run honor court system.

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