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Tuesday May 17th

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Spring Sports - UNC Eyes Championships

The new North Carolina men's lacrosse poster for the 2001 season recently caught women's lacrosse coach Jenny Slingluff Levy's eye.The poster shows something she wants. Slingluff Levy looked in awe at the tradition the poster encapsulated in the team's highlights. The men's team began its winning tradition in 1981.

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Meadowmont: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

No town can fight the smart growth it says it wants like Chapel Hill can.Meadowmont, a mixed-use community a few miles from campus off N.C. 54, is scheduled to be completed and opened in three years, but it already looks as though residents (at least the ones who live in Chapel Hill now) won't know what to do with it.As a mixed-use area, Meadowmont's planning is not consistent with Chapel Hill's 1986 Comprehensive Plan, which called for the preservation of the rural N.C. 54 entranceway.

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Spring Sports - Big Things Expected From Freshman Golfers

The loss of two All-Americans. The potential of having two freshmen in the starting lineup. A disappointing fall campaign. Tough competition awaiting in the ACC.Combine these factors, and the 2001 spring season has all the makings of a proverbial "rebuilding" year for North Carolina's men's golfers. There's just one problem. They don't want to wait until next year.Last spring, North Carolina struggled, failing to win a single tournament. But the team peaked at the right time.

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N.C. State's Lewis Earns Milestone

RALEIGH - N.C. State women's basketball players hoisted senior Tynesha Lewis up on their shoulders following their victory against North Carolina on Wednesday.Senior night in Reynolds Coliseum belonged to her. Lewis posted her second triple-double to propel the No. 19 Wolfpack past the Tar Heels -- a feat that no other man or woman has accomplished at N.C. State. "To go without one for over 50 years in men's basketball and 25 years in women's - it's an incredible feat," Wolfpack coach Kay Yow said.

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Spring Sports - Baseball Looks at Rebuilding Year in 2001

Sure, their uniforms and caps look like North Carolina's.And, yes, the scoreboard at Boshamer Stadium does say that the home team is the Tar Heels.But for those who payed any attention to the baseball team during its 46-17 season a year ago, most of those guys wearing home white look like impostors.Even though the Tar Heels started out the 2001 campaign 5-2, one all-important question still lingers:Who are these guys??"That's just the nature of Division I baseball, losing players to the draft, losing junior pitchers," UNC coach Mike Fox said.

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Spring Sports - Tar Heels Aim for Another NCAA Berth

They don't play on Wimbledon's grass courts or the clay of Roland Garros.But the North Carolina women's tennis team has performed well on the less hallowed collegiate courts in its opening matches of the season.The Tar Heels, ranked No. 22 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, boast a 6-1 record that includes victories against No. 34 Kentucky, No. 27 Illinois and No. 20 Northwestern.No. 11 Notre Dame handed the Tar Heels their lone loss Feb.

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Re-election Certain in CAA Race

The re-election for Carolina Athletic Association president remains slated for Tuesday after candidate Reid Chaney filed a motion to withdraw his request for more time to appeal the re-election.Chaney's counsels submitted a motion to the Student Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking for an extension of the deadline to file an appeal of the Board of Elections' call for a re-election.According to the Student Code, an appeal must be filed within 72 hours of the Board of Elections' decision -- a deadline that expired at midnight Wednesday."We think that this could draw out longer than t

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System Schools Wrestle for Funds

There are five of them.Five universities that form part of the UNC system -- yet are different from the rest.They have been part of the UNC system for 30 years, yet have struggled to attract funding while schools like UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University have thrived.They are Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, N.C. Agricultural & Technical University, N.C.

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Project Showcases Artists, Scientists

A dusty, dingy toy cart sits behind the glass of a showcase in the John and June Allcott Undergraduate Gallery. The title next to the piece is simply "Entropy."A few feet to the left is a tilted red chair in a pile of flour, below a slanted mantle, over which is a framed glass pane with the word, "see" printed over and over on it. The accompanying statement briefly explains general concepts of theoretical high energy physics.The pieces are two of the seven works showcased in the first exhibit of the Synthesis Project, which opened Feb.

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Raleigh Work Officals To Install Trafic Cameras

A rise in traffic accidents spurned Raleigh City Council members to pass a measure unanimously that would place cameras on traffic lights to photograph the license plates of cars running red lights.Benson Kirkman, Public Works Committee chairman, said the cameras will act as a regulator."We want to put the cameras in the really bad spots (of Raleigh)," Kirkman said.

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The Reprise of the Siamese Dream

This is a difficult thing, mostly because you and I are unlike. Our unlikeness took one of us after the severing of the cord to the crib by the window, the second to a dim corner, bound by the wailing cry of our neighbors.They're grown now. You and I migrated home. It was the first name we knew, as children, and our mother's face the first we loved. She was the first of green stables, ferry between the bonds of the earth and life above it. We were protons, neutrons and the hopelessly divided electrons. Then we found a butterfly on the sidewalk, with broken wings.

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Roadshow Endorses Activism

Protesters of Chancellor James Moeser's response to a Nike factory's labor practices might want to follow the advice of an activist group that held workshops in the Union on Wednesday:Chain your neck to the chancellor's leg.The Turning Point Roadshow addressed this and other techniques during its visit to UNC, part of a nine-state, 30-stop tour of the Southeast protesting economic globalization and international trade pacts such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.Such agreements, its members say, drive "a race to the bottom" that has companies setting up shop in coun

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Malkmus', Bachmann's Latest Shine With Stellar Songwriting

Stephen MalkmusStephen Malkmus4 1/2 StarsA million college students feel like they know Stephen Malkmus, like he's their friend. Malkmus, who for the past decade fronted seminal indie rock band Pavement, imparted sweetly sarcastic, obtuse pop nothings to fans for whom those songs meant everything.But Pavement is dead. And long live Stephen Malkmus, solo artist.With the release of his self-titled debut, he's driven the final nail into his former band's coffin -- but that may not be such a bad thing.

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Drunken Drivers Could Face 1st-Degree Murder Charges

The N.C. House is considering a bill that would allow district attorneys to bring first-degree murder charges -- which could result in the death penalty -- against habitual drunken drivers who kill while driving under the influence.The bill, which has received mixed reviews in Raleigh, defines habitual as three prior drunken-driving convictions.Rep. Michael Decker, R-Forsyth, who introduced the bill Monday, said he thinks the legislation is needed. "This is a bill that's time has come," he said.

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UNC Study To Test Liver Disease Treatment

UNC doctors will begin a study to determine the effectiveness of a new liver dialysis treatment as early as this week. The study, which is expected to last about one year, was initiated by the introduction of the HemoTherapies unit for people with advanced liver disease. The results will influence whether UNC will begin to incorporate the device into treatments for local patients.The HemoTherapies unit is a compact, mobile device that utilizes a filter system to remove harmful ammonia and other organic compounds from the blood.

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Tar Heels Topple Panthers

Home runs might draw crowds, but hustle still wins ball games.Junior Chris Maples proved this fact in North Carolina's 10-6 win against High Point on Wednesday. Trailing 3-2 with runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Ryan Blake chopped a routine grounder to third, seemingly ending the inning and the Tar Heel threat. But Maples dashed to second like he was the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

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Local Officials Debate Long Term Adult Care

Orange County officials and state representatives gathered Tuesday night to hear concerns about the status of long-term adult care in the county.The Orange County Adult Care Home Advisory Committee and the Orange County Nursing Home Advisory Committees voiced their concerns to the Orange County Board of Commissioners, Orange County's two representatives in the state house, one of its state senators, and a representative of the office of U.S. Rep.

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Roman Candle Lights Up Local Music

"Sometimes while you're sitting in class, you just think to yourself, 'I really hope this music thing works out,'" said Jay Cartwright, summing up his feelings about the double life he leads as a UNC undergraduate and the keyboardist/accordionist for Roman Candle.The way things have been going for the band lately, he might not have much to worry about.Roman Candle, the brainchild of Wilkesborough brothers Skip and Logan Matheny, has been around since 1997, but things really started to take off after the addition of Cartwright this past September.Roman Candle's recent succ

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New GPSF Chief Eager to Embrace Challenges Ahead

After only six months as a Tar Heel, the Graduate and Professional Student Federation president-elect said she is eager to learn the ropes of student government's executive branch.Mikisha Brown, a personable first-year graduate student in the Department of Health Education, was a write-in candidate on the Feb. 13 election ballot. She won in Tuesday's runoff election by 140 votes.Born in Jamaica and raised in Connecticut, Brown went on to college in Massachusetts and came to North Carolina in August for graduate school.

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