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Friday December 3rd

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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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Orange County Participation Reflects Heightened Interest

Of all local parties, the Reform Party showed perhaps the greatest democratic spirit Tuesday with perfect attendance of voters at the polls. All of the party's registered voters cast ballots on Election Day. All two of them. But the high proportional turnout among the Reformers was indicative of heightened interest across the board in this year's election. According to the Orange County Board of Elections, about 54 percent of registered voters cast ballots, as opposed to 46 percent in 1996, making for long lines at many polling places. Mary Andrews, a Chapel Hill resident

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Halloween Crowd Dresses Up, Gets Down to Moby's Beats

The dance floor was packed with hundreds of scantily clad writhing bodies. It was Halloween, and the Ritz had come alive with the electro-groove of the man who calls himself Moby. Green glow-sticks wove through the air in schizophrenic figure-eights and the girl with dragonfly wings beside me was shaking everything she had for everything it was worth.

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Mediocre `Bagger Vance' Nothing Legendary

Robert Redford's latest film, "The Legend of Bagger Vance," is definitely best described with one word - melodramatic. The movie, based on a Steven Pressfield novel, turns the game of golf into a metaphor for life. Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon) is at the top of his golf game and has just won the hand of the beautiful and wealthy Adele (Charlize Theron) when he's drafted into the Army.

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Finance ChairmanResponds to CriticismToward Student Congress

As Finance Committee chairman, I would like to respond to the plethora of articles regarding Student Congress and the way in which we allocate funds. The first article ("Student Congress Grapples With Financial Strain," Oct. 30) remains fairly on target. The one problem I have with this article is whom The Daily Tar Heel chose to contact in this story. Why in the world was Student Body Secretary Michael Woods queried in regard to financial matters?

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