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Thursday May 26th

Swimming And Diving


Animal Shelter Fire Declared Intentional

Chapel Hill fire officials are confident a late-night fire Sunday, which killed four animals at the Orange County Animal Shelter, was set intentionally.Fire Department officials spent all of Sunday night and Monday trying to discover who caused the explosion in the night deposit box at the animal shelter off Airport Road. While she would not give details of the investigation, Chapel Hill Fire Marshal Caprice Mellon did say the fire was not an accident."It was a deliberately set fire," she said.The blaze started a little after 9 p.m. Sunday.

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Trio Carries Blue Devils Past UNC

DURHAM -- Before the North Carolina-Duke women's basketball game began, Duke seniors went through warmups wearing Superman shirts in celebration of Senior Night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.Two of Duke's underclassmen struck on the idea of using Superman's 'S' to represent seniors for the night. The rest of the team drew red 'S' tattoos on their arms before tipoff.Although the 'S' was for the seniors, the super was in a trio of underclassmen: Sheana Mosch, Alana Beard and Michele Matyasovsky.

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Local Schools Amend Funding Proposals

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials halved their requests for funding last week and submitted a less burdensome proposal for a bond to help alleviate overcrowding.The $42.8 million bond was pared down significantly by the board from its original proposal for $72 million.

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Access New Key to Race Relations

Fifty years after the University cautiously opened its doors and ended segregation, some administration, faculty members and students have focused their efforts on continued improvement of UNC's racial climate.For Director of Minority Affairs Archie Ervin, this means two words -- access and diversity."(Our vision) will be one that focuses on how we can better extend the educational opportunities of our campus," Ervin said.He cited the Board of Governors' January approval of a plan that aims to promote better access to the entire UNC system as evidence of commitment to this progress, w

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Buddhist Sand Sculpture In Progress at Ackland

A kind of sand construction very different from the dribble castles and sand crab mansions built on sunny beaches by vacationers begins today at the Ackland Art Museum. The museum is presenting the construction of the intricate medicine Buddha sand mandala -- a painting made from colored sand -- as part of its two-year exhibition on Buddhist art and ritual from Nepal and Tibet.In addition to the mandala, the exhibition includes a Buddhist altar and sculptures from India, China, Japan, Thailand and Burma.

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SBP-Elect, Congress Square Off

Student Body President-elect Justin Young was subpoenaed by Student Congress on Sunday to explain a key campaign promise that some members fear could usurp legislative power.Members questioned whether Young's Student Empowerment Endowment could give the student body president budgetary powers reserved for Congress and set a precedent discouraging less wealthy students from running for student body president.But after discussing the matter with Young on Sunday , Congress decided to allocate Young his $2,400 stipend.SEE would use the student body president's stipend and private donation

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Stone's Career Day Boosts Tar Heels

Midfielder Lindsay Stone opened her junior campaign with a bang as the North Carolina women's lacrosse team began its regular season Sunday.She didn't let the rain stop her offensive fireworks as she scored four goals to help the Tar Heels crush Davidson 17-3. Stone responded to the Wildcats' only goal of the first half with her first goal.

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Committee Offers Master Plan Ideas

Representatives of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee presented the campus community with a new, scaled-down version of an off-campus development plan during an open forum at Carroll Hall. At Friday's forum, committee member Jack Evans gave a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation showing conceptual maps and artists' renderings of the projected mixed-use development on UNC's Horace Williams property off Airport Road.

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Local Students Gather to Discuss Discrimination

About 115 young people and local officials gathered Saturday for Youth Summit 2001 -- a discussion of ways to combat various types of discrimination in area schools.The summit, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill, was organized by the Orange County Department of Human Rights and Relations, an organization that works to prevent discrimination throughout Orange County.The department's director, Annette Moore, said officials wanted to get involved with area young people to help prevent discrimination in local high schools.

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Women's Lacrosse Romps in Season Opener

By Kelly LuskAssistant Sports EditorNorth Carolina women's lacrosse team wanted to make a statement in its season opener.With a tough regular-season schedule awaiting it, UNC set out to flex its offensive muscle against Davidson. In a 17-3 thrashing of the Wildcats, the Tar Heels' biceps were certainly bulging. The 14-goal win marked the largest margin of victory since March 5, 1999, when UNC defeated Ohio State 19-5."Everyone was really pumped up for our first game," junior attacker Kellie Thompson said.

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Angell Leads Tar Heels to 12th Place

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- North Carolina women's golf team finished this weekend's SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational in 12th place with a final team score of 926. The Tar Heels were led by junior Heather Angell, who finished tied for 23rd place with a three-round total of nine-over-par 225.Track and Field Shines at Virginia TechBLACKSBURG, Va. -- The North Carolina track and field teams handed in solid performances Saturday at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Invitational. Edi Ntuen lowered her NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 400 meters, finishing third in 53.67.

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CAA Hopefuls: Use Last Days To Get Dirty

I've watched the race for Carolina Athletic Association president unravel with a mixture of amusement and dismay.It hasn't been pretty. Most of it borders on downright ridiculous, what with the nefarious e-mails, accusations and the use of the phrase "smoking gun." The aftermath of said nonsense has resulted in hearings with the Board of Elections, a violations and a re-election.The two chief players are candidates Reid Chaney and Michael Songer. At the crux of their platforms and this debacle was Carolina Fever.

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Mo' Money, Mo' Problems For Baseball

It's getting to be that time of the year again.The days are growing longer. Soon -- we hope, at least -- they'll start becoming warmer.And the Boys of Summer have begun reporting to their training camps.You can almost smell it, can't you? Hot dogs and pretzels at the ballpark.

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Appointments Draw Criticism

The recent appointment of N.C. House committee chairmen has caused conflict not only along partisan lines but within the Republican party as well.House Minority Leader Leo Daughtry, R-Johnston, questioned the motives of House Speaker Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg, who appointed two Republicans not chosen by the Republican caucus as chairmen of their respective committees.Black selected Rep. Larry Justus, R-Henderson, as co-chairman of the Legislative Redistricting Committee and Rep.

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Board Cites Lack Of Evidence in CAA Controversy

After further investigations, the Board of Elections has declined to take action at this time against either candidate in the highly contested race for Carolina Athletic Association president.Board members began to investigate the validity of testimony and evidence presented in a Feb. 15 hearing Friday in hopes of resolving suspicions about both Reid Chaney and Michael Songer's campaigns.

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Congress Shows Restraint in Allotting Funds

A tighter grip on student fees allocated toward bringing in campus speakers enabled the 82nd session of Student Congress to leave its 2001-2002 budget meeting with a $4,484.11 surplus.After a year in which Congress struggled with debt, representatives emphasized restraint in increasing the funds granted to student organizations."This is not the year we can afford to grow groups," said Mark Townsend, the chairman of the Finance Committee, in response to the Conference on Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender's request for an escalation from its previous funds.The Black Student Mo

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Tar Heel Gymnastics Waves Bye-Bye to Tribe

The fans attending Friday night's gymnastics meet had every right to be enthused.But not for the obvious reason.After defeating William & Mary 195.075-191.575, North Carolina's gymnasts gave the Carmichael Auditorium faithful another chance to get energized. Hours removed from their performance at the Dance Marathon, the Tar Heels showcased their three-song lip sync routine to the bouncing beats of 'N Sync and Britney Spears.The Tar Heels also said bye bye bye to William & Mary throughout the meet, expanding its lead after each event.

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