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Sunday September 26th

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Rental Licensing Under Attack

The struggle for peaceful coexistence in neighborhoods sometimes pits students against other residents in a battle of words. But members of the Chapel Hill Rental Licensing Task Force, which met for the first time Thursday night, aim to address and alleviate the problems associated with neighborhood cohesion.

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When Traveling to England, Leave the Mullet Home

After reading some of the pretty ignorant articles about Europe in this newspaper in the past weeks, I thought it was about time someone put the record straight. So for any of you with a sense of humor who are planning to pack your bags and cross the "Irony Curtain," read on. An American tourist going to England suffers from several disadvantages. Previous travelers from these shores have won Americans a reputation for ignorance, arrogance and a lack of manners. As we all know, this is completely undeserved. It is up to you intelligent people to set the record straight.

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Campus Of_cials Say UNC Debate Unlikely

After this year's scheduled presidential debates, including one at a N.C. school, UNC officials say they have not yet considered the possibility of hosting a debate any time in the future. Nancy Davis, associate vice chancellor for University relations, said UNC officials did not apply to host a 2000 debate and, to her knowledge, have not applied in the past. Davis said hosting a debate would require a great deal of money and effort.

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Groups Cooperate to Raise Cancer Awareness on Campus

Two student groups are combining efforts for UNC's second annual Cancer Awareness Week, being held from today until Friday. The series of events, which will include speeches and the construction of a remembrance quilt, are sponsored by Carolina Cancer Focus and the Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority. Leaders of CCF said the main focus of the week is to educate college students about the threat of cancer.

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King Discusses Career Live at UNC

CNN talk show host Larry King had a packed audience laughing out loud from start to finish as he spoke in Memorial Hall on Friday. King, UNC's first Earl Wynn Distinguished Lecturer, filled his speech with lively anecdotes. He has conducted nearly 40,000 interviews, ranging from the Dalai Lama to physicist Stephen Hawking to Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian National Authority. The topic of the speech was scheduled to be ethics in television news, but King only mentioned that issue in passing. The laughter was often so loud King couldn't be heard over it.

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Committee To Select '01 Speaker

The committee that announced the senior class gift last week is now working to nail down its choice for 2001 Commencement speaker. Earlier this semester, seniors were given the opportunity to submit suggestions that have since been considered and narrowed down by the gift committee, a panel consisting of seniors, faculty and administrators.

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Hopefuls Work Crowd, Focus on Senior Issues

Three candidates for the 4th Congressional District seat faced off Friday in a debate addressing Social Security and fiscal responsibility at the Chapel Hill Senior Center. The three candidates - incumbent Democrat David Price, Libertarian Brian Towey and Republican Jess Ward - spoke before a crowd of about 30 senior citizens.

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PlayMakers' `Angel' Hits Home

PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of "Look Homeward, Angel" takes a bittersweet look at the struggle for individuality and, thanks to a talented cast, brings new life to the timeless subject in the process. Based on Thomas Wolfe's thinly veiled autobiography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama follows the troubled Gant family. Seventeen-year-old Eugene Gant (Liam Gearity) has only a slight grasp of what he wants to do with his life, but he knows it doesn't involve his small, rural N.C. town. Gearity makes a wonderful impression in his professional debut.

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Tar Heels Win, Secure 1st Place in ACC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - An overtime goal by Kristen McCann lifted second-ranked North Carolina to a 1-0 win against No. 3 Maryland. The Terrapins controlled much of the play during the first half at Artificial Turf Field, outshooting the Tar Heels 9-4. In the second half, Maryland got off three shots to UNC's two. UNC won the pushback when overtime began and carried the ball downfield untouched by Maryland to set up McCann's goal just 30 seconds into the period.

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City Round Up

Saturday, Oct. 21 A theft from a business was reported to Chapel Hill police at 3:44 p.m. Saturday. Reports state that an unidentified suspect loaded items from Harris Teeter at University Mall on South Estes Drive into a shopping cart and left the store without paying for them. Items taken included $10 worth of Huggies diapers, five cases of beer worth $50 and a $25 bag of dog food. A case of breaking and entering was reported to Chapel Hill police Saturday. The incident occurred at Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers Inc.

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Help Fight Cancer This Week

Cancer is a word that represents fear, suffering and sometimes loss. Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way. It might have been a relative, a friend or an acquaintance, but most of us know someone who has suffered from this terrible disease. Cancer always has been a part of life for many of us. It seems like every year someone we know deals with the disease. Thanks to the progress of modern science and the strength of the human spirit, many of them become survivors.

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Reader: Warner's `Harsh Light' More Ignorant Than Enlightening

I absolutely love to learn. For this reason, Tuesday is my favorite day. With no classes and no meetings, every Tuesday I make a point to absorb everything that I can, starting with The Daily Tar Heel. In doing so, I happened across the weekly column of Craig Warner. Because it is difficult to find an out-of-the-closet conservative in Chapel Hill, I felt fortunate to make this discovery. On a recent Tuesday, I turned to the opinion page eager to devour my weekly dosage of conservative enlightenment.

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Benjamin Franklin's Life Stories

Dear George, I hope this letter finds you well. It is I, your good friend, Benjamin. Times have changed since I last spoke to you. Back in our glory days, Thomas and Alexander were powerful men invited to every important function. The gentlemen demanded and received respect. Nowadays, T. J. and his buddy Mr. Hamilton circulate throughout the world as mere commoners. Remember that Hansen fella? He never sent one word in my direction. This arrogant man really thought he would lead this country! Ha! John Hansen has been long forgotten.

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Fish Tank Idea Moronic on Many Levels

My fellow seniors are morons. Well, at least the 166 jokers who voted to put an aquarium (read: big, ugly fish tank) in the Student Union. Maybe the problem is that I just can't picture it. Where the hell are they going to put a big-ass fish tank? My pick is the bowling alley, but I suspect it will be located in a much more prominent place. Remember, this bad boy is going to be the size of a wall. Also, who is going to feed these fish? Anyone who has ever owned fish or won them at the State Fair knows it is virtually impossible to keep them alive.

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Federal Lawsuit Could Suspend Satellite Voting

A federal district court judge will likely rule today on whether to hear a lawsuit that aims to put an end to No Excuse Voting. If the judge decides to hear the lawsuit, No Excuse Voting could be suspended while the case is heard. The N.C. General Assembly approved No Excuse Voting, which allows citizens to cast ballots for three weeks prior to Election Day, in 1998 as a tool to increase voter turnout. Education leaders have used the program to encourage college students to vote for the $3.l billion higher education bond referendum on this year's ballot. The suit - brought Oct.

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Volleyball Takes Terrapins to School

After Sunday's volleyball game with Maryland, a throng of Girl Scouts huddled around the North Carolina team, listening intently to a clinic being conducted. Perhaps the Terrapins' squad should have stuck around and taken some pointers, too. The Tar Heels dominated every aspect of their contest with Maryland, destroying the Terrapins 3-0 (15-10, 15-5, 15-3) in a little more than an hour. "Our intensity and our level of play were outstanding today," UNC coach Joe Sagula said.

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Touring Lesbians Speak Powerfully

A group of self-proclaimed "baby poets, tired old whores and delinquent divas" brought its brand of radical performance art to UNC on Sunday afternoon with the Wasted Motel spoken word tour. The San Francisco-based tour features radical lesbian poets, filmmakers, authors and musicians.

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UNC Wraps Up Fall With Softball Sweep

Good vibes have been contagious lately with North Carolina's softball team. The team capped off an important weekend in the program's history, gathering Saturday at the site of its new state--of-the-art softball complex for a groundbreaking ceremony. The event came a day after the Tar Heels completed their fall exhibition schedule by sweeping Louisburg College 3-0 and 9-3 on Friday at Finley Field. The doubleheader domination was a spectacle for both the present and future talent of the program. The usual suspects - shortstop Michelle Semmes, pitcher Radara McHugh and catcher Natal

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Senior Class Gift Choice Disappointing, Bad Use of Money

TO THE EDITOR: As members of the senior class, we are very upset by the fact that the class gift will be a wall-sized fish aquarium. Whereas the idea is creative, we feel that our money could be used for better things. For instance, has anyone noticed the trees that have disappeared from our campus for the sake of construction? Why don't we replace them? A friend of ours who attends James Madison University in Virginia commented that she loved our campus because we had so many trees. Many other people feel the same way.

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Unseen Artist, Unmistakable Art

Recognizing Tola Oguntoyinbo's artwork is like knowing lyrics to a song you can't actually remember hearing before. From a Franklin Street bar to a Carrboro car wash, finding his colorful paintings in the community is easy. But his works aren't often connected, and he often goes unnoticed. One just needs to look no further than the walls of the Blue Marlin Pub, Smoothieville, Carolina Car Wash, Jersey Mike's or the Pit to realize that one man is behind them all. "Painting is a lot like eating to me - it's the same principle," said Oguntoyinbo, a 26-year-old UNC graduate.

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