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Tuesday May 17th

Swimming And Diving


Robinson Addresses Diaspora, Black History at Conference

February is Black History Month, but Randall Robinson sees problems with the way commemoration of black culture is handled in modern America.Robinson, the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Blacks in Diaspora Student Academic Conference, said he thinks one problem with Black History Month is that it only tells a small part of the history of black culture. "I have always been conflicted with Black History Month," Robinson said.

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Vote Songer for CAA President For Changes in Organization

Michael Songer eats puppies. Yep, and then he lies about it. And that's before he stabs Tee Pruitt with the lights out, abolishes olympic sports and ruins the Carolina Athletic Association. Keep dishonest puppy eaters out of the CAA!Look, don't believe the hype! Songer knows changes need to be made in the CAA and he has the experience to make them.Tired of wondering if the Duke ticket distribution was rigged so that you didn't have a fair shot at tickets to the biggest game of your life?

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Dance Marathon Sets Record

Several hundred students danced the night -- and day -- away in Fetzer Gym this weekend, raising a record-high $100,289.33 for the N.C. Children's Hospital.Dance Marathon 2001, the largest student-run fund-raiser at UNC, brought 350 volunteers together for 24 hours of dancing and entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Bonds, Interest Rates May Help Deficit

Some financial experts say the Federal Reserve Board's recent effort to stave off an impending economic slow-down by lowering interest rates could save the state of North Carolina millions of dollars. Despite a budget deficit of nearly $800 million, the state will start selling municipal bonds to its citizens in March to finance the $3.1 billion higher education package that passed Nov.

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Living 15 Minutes Less Powerful

Last week's column was my most controversial yet. I had intense, hourlong arguments about it with people I don't know as well as with good friends. Also, three professors shared their compliments, and I got one thankful e-mail from a Native American woman.In all the conversations I had about it, I recognized a need for improvement. This week, I widen my angle.

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Scalping Duke Tickets Takes Them From Deserving Fans

Scalping sports tickets is probably one of the easiest ways for Carolina students to make money.We get the tickets for free, and we sell 'em for a fortune. Tickets go up on e-Bay, and they get sold over the phone and e-mail. It can be a pretty profitable venture. Especially for Duke University vs. UNC tickets.I heard a story last week in which a couple of graduate students in a one-year graduate program sold their seventh-row tickets for $500 each.

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Fire Kills, Endangers Animals at Orange County Shelter

A late-night blaze at the Orange County Animal Shelter claimed the lives of four wildlife animals and left one injured.Two Chapel Hill fire trucks and one UNC truck were on hand to help extinguish the fire, which was put out in 15 to 20 minutes, officials said.Bart Willis, assistant general manager of the shelter, said he was working in the building when he heard "the night deposit door close." After that, Willis said he heard "an explosion."Pat Sanford, who has been director of the shelter for 15 years, said 911 officials told her there was an explosion in the nig

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Doherty, Men's Basketball Gain New `Disciples'

To raise spirit in the Smith Center, a group of 15 students have dubbed UNC men's basketball fans Doherty's Disciples, a rival to Duke University's Cameron Crazies.Seniors Will Lloyd, Michael Bucy, Jesse Moore and Will Morris collaborated with several Carolina Athletic Association officials to coin the new nickname, which sprung from a recent Durham Herald-Sun article calling UNC students the Carolina Crazies."I refuse to be labeled the Carolina Crazies," said Lloyd, this year's Mr. UNC.

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Chaney Would Make CAA More Effcient as Its President

Reid Chaney should be the next Carolina Athletic Association president. Reid has the drive to be a terrific CAA president, which is clearly seen in his innovative ideas for CAA. If Reid is elected president, he will bring a new face to the office. This will allow new views to be expressed, rather than relying on what has worked in the past.While many plans in place right now are first-rate, there are several alterations that can make the organization much better.

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UNC Powwow Celebrates Culture

Pulsing drum beats, vibrant dancers, and resounding Indian chants cut through the usual quiet on campus Saturday.Carolina Indian Circle, UNC's Native American cultural awareness organization, held its annual powwow at Polk Place near Wilson Library. The event has attracted people of various ages and races from across the state since 1974.Saturday's powwow was a smaller version of the many that are held across the state every year.

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Third Sets Frustrate Men's Tennis Twice

When matches came down to the wire this weekend, the North Carolina men's tennis team couldn't deliver.The third set proved particularly fatal for the Tar Heels.UNC fell 5-2 against Tulsa on Saturday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center after dropping a 6-1 decision to South Florida on Friday.Saturday, the Tar Heels' first close match came during doubles play.

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Bible Preaches God's Love, Not Just Wrath, Punishment for Sin\

TO THE EDITOR:In his Jan. 25 letter to the editor, Dave Premawardhana disagreed with my use of the Bible to argue against personal sexual sin and said the Bible teaches Christians to speak out against larger social problems. He feels that the type of argument I made is inconsistent with Jesus' teachings on love contained in the Gospels.I believe Mr.

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Cavaliers Drain Baskets, Tar Heels

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia guard Donald Hand dribbled around the 3-point line midway through the second half. The shot clock ticked down to one second. Hand hurled a wild shot toward the goal. It hit the backboard and caromed in. Three points for the Cavaliers.That's the kind of day it was for No. 9 Virginia. The Cavaliers made 11 of their 22 attempts from behind the arc as they blew out No. 2 North Carolina 86-66 at University Hall.Virginia led by 14 at the half and never let the Tar Heels trim the lead to single digits after intermission.

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Planned Parenthood Clarifies Point About Morning-After Pill\

TO THE EDITOR:There are a few things from Lee Spears' article ("Morning-After Pill Easier to Obtain" Feb. 20) that I believe need clarification. Spears states that emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) can be obtained without first consulting a doctor. Though women do not have to schedule a doctor's appointment or go to a doctor's office, a doctor or clinician must approve their prescription before it can be given. This is an integral part of the Dial EC project. Emergency contraception is a safe and effective backup method.

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Baseball Rolls Past Pirates

Standing on Boshamer Stadium's grass Saturday, Seton Hall assistant coach Rob Sheppard said he knew why his baseball team wasn't winning."No timely hitting," said Sheppard, who took over at the helm for his ailing father, Mike, who stayed in New Jersey for the weekend series.Sheppard's crew had just suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of North Carolina -- its second in as many days.

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Early Strikes Help UNC Pitchers

Forget about 95 mph heat or curveballs that drop off the table.North Carolina's weekend series against Seton Hall showed that the best pitch in baseball is strike one.The Tar Heel hurlers enjoyed success when they got ahead of the Pirate hitters.Just ask freshman Daniel Moore.Moore (2-0), Saturday's starter and winner, got ahead in the count against 17 of 27 batters while tossing seven shutout innings in UNC's 3-0 win."First-pitch strikes - we talked about that to our staff (Saturday) about how important it is against good hitters," UNC coach Mike Fox said.Friday, s

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Lab! Theater Looks for 'The Real Thing'

Apart from writing brilliant dialogue, playwright Tom Stoppard always chooses the greatest titles -- "Arcadia," "Travesties," "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."With "The Real Thing," it's a perfect tease, at once simple and enigmatic. For those who missed its recent revival last year in New York, Lab!

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Spring Sports - Track Looks to Reclaim Dominance in ACC

North Carolina's men and women's track and field teams are heading into the outdoor season in an unfamiliar position. Both are looking to regain the Tar Heels' dominance in the ACC.Since 1988, the women have won 10 of 13 conference championships. But the last two years have culminated in a third- and second-place finish -- respectable, but below UNC's standards."For the women, really, we're pretty doggone strong in all areas," UNC coach Dennis Craddock said. "I think the depth is back.

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DTH Seeks Editor for 2001-2002

Do you have opinions about how The Daily Tar Heel chooses what it covers? Interested in trying your hand at UNC's student newspaper and getting involved?The Daily Tar Heel is now accepting applications for editor for the 2001-2002 school year.Applications for the position are available at the front desk of the DTH office, Suite 104 of the Student Union.Completed applications are due by noon March 20. Answers from one designated section of the application will be printed in the March 26 issue of the DTH.Applicants must also be available for an information session at 4:30 p.m.

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