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Wednesday June 29th

Swimming And Diving


Graduate Students Fall In Love With UNC Too, Deserve Duke Tickets

TO THE EDITOR:Until reading Kate Hartig's emotive op-ed column, "Scalping Duke Tickets Takes Them From Deserving Fans," I had no idea that undergraduates had a monopoly on school spirit. As a huge Tar Heel fan and graduate student, I totally agree that scalping tickets to any Carolina basketball game is shameless. Like most students, I cannot imagine preferring fast cash to a chance at seeing the biggest game in college basketball. I strongly disagree, however, with Ms.

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The Dream of the Last American

The drawing was simple. A squiggly contour line the boy made over the broad white of the page. It was a lake with two islands. He penciled in the trees, row after row circling the lake before tapering off into the bald lead humps of hills. In the open spaces and among the trees he drew triangles, tepees he'd seen in the history books from the parlor of his father's house. He was a boy. Triangles made men. They spread. On the eastern shore of the lake they gathered, with their bronze skin, wading knee-high into the water with arrows in hand, fast as fish, or faster.

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UNC Fans Vie for Duke Tickets

While most students were still tucked away in bed, a few hard-core basketball fans gathered at the Pit early Wednesday morning and performed stunts that would have given the contestants of "Survivor" a run for their money.But they weren't competing for a $1 million prize.

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Curry Spurs Tar Heels To Win Against 'Pack

N.C. State wanted to make it ugly and succeeded. There the Wolfpack players were, bumping and grinding North Carolina on every inch of the Smith Center floor.But the Tar Heels were ready to get physical.Sparked by big efforts from football stars Ronald Curry and Julius Peppers, UNC knocked off the Wolfpack 76-63 Wednesday night.The victory clinched at least a share of the ACC regular-season title for the Tar Heels, their first since 1995.

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Graduate Students' Minimum Pay Gets Boost

The minimum pay for graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants will increase by $300 next fall as part of an attempt to help UNC attract the best graduate students and provide them with a competitive salary.The increase, which was announced Tuesday, is the result of a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost and raises the minimum stipend per course from $4,100 to $4,400 next fall. In the fall of 2002, that amount will rise to $5,000 per semester.

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Area RPG Fans Choose Their Own Adventure

The 19th-century author George Eliot, who dressed like a man to expand her opportunities, once wrote, "It's never too late to be what you might have been."The quote is one of several that rotate on Dallas Smith's Web site, but this is more than just a cute epigraph.Smith, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Cary, is founding UNC RPG (role-playing games) -- a club devoted to being what you've never been, and she's doing it in her final semester at UNC.Smith held the club's first interest meeting last week and said she was pleased with the turnout of 15 pe

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`Before Night' Captures Poet's Art

Before Night Falls3 1/2 StarsNot since Ricky Ricardo has Cuba seemed quite so intriguing to the popular imagination. Even the Elian Gonzalez debacle can't seem to counteract America's newfound affection for Cuban culture.

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Planners Seek Input On Growth

The University and its architectural contractor are using this week to work for cooperation with various groups that will be affected by the Master Plan.Officials for the Master Plan, the University's blueprint for growth for the next 50 years, met with members of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education on Wednesday morning to discuss plans for the University's Horace Williams property.The meeting was a precursor to a meeting with the entire school board.A similar presentation to the University community is scheduled to take place on campus Friday.Wednesday's meeting allowed

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Look Mom, No Studio

"Deep thinkers, shallow pockets, big ideas, small bank accounts and, as always, NO FAT CATS."That's the motto of the Hi Mom! Film Festival, where a $13 weekend pass is the ticket to 49 independent films, a performance by Poncho Holly and the chance to mingle with the filmmakers behind the films.Despite rapid growth and increasing success since its beginning four years ago, Hi Mom! remains a forum for creativity.

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`Monkeybone' Smokes, Like Crack Cocaine

Monkeybone1/2 StarI've never smoked crack.But I realize, after taking a good 90 minutes of weekend time that could have otherwise been spent studying for midterms, anyone involved in subjecting me to "Monkeybone" must have been on it, big time.More "Fritz the Cat" than Disney, "Monkeybone" is a HUGE waste of a talented array of Hollywood whatnots whom I used to respect. It's not a movie that you would just watch for fun, or my idea of fun. It's not even drink-a-few-beers-with-your-buds fun.

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Aldermen Examine UNC's Development Plan

CARRBORO -- Town officials expressed concern Tuesday night about how plans for future University development will affect the community.Dhiru Thadani, principal of the Washington, D.C., office of Ayers Saint Gross, made a presentation Tuesday to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and fielded their questions about transportation and ecological concerns that could arise from University and town growth.The Washington branch of Ayers Saint Gross will be planning development of the 979-acre Horace Williams tract, once it gathers information from both the Chapel Hill and Carrboro governments.

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Hi Mom! Schedule

Friday 8:30 p.m., Hanes Art Center: Powers That Lurk (Mumbleboy), Pie Fight 69 (Sam Green and Christian Bruno), Cucalitis (Twinkle Doon), JLB Television (Michael Connor), A Great Day (Rob Smits and Ingvil Gorske), Straight Boy Lessons (Ray Rea), Strip Mall Trilogy, (Roger Beebe), Lucky Three (Jem Cohen), Break and Enter (Melanie Coombs)Midnight, Varsity Theatre: Window (Victoria Livingstone), Her Urge (Barry Gilbert), Moving Illustrations of Machines (Jeremy Solterbeck), Pandorama (Nina Paley), Rejected (Don Hertxfeldt)Saturday 4 p.m., Cat's Cradle: Uncle Eugene (

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Women's Tennis Upsets William & Mary

The North Carolina women's tennis team improved to 7-1 after its 5-2 defeat of 16th-ranked William & Mary. To begin play, UNC swept all three doubles matches. The Tar Heel duos of Marlene Mejia and Elina Bairos and Erin Niebling and Courtney Zalinski both defeated William & Mary 8-4. Niebling and Zalinski are now 5-0 for the season. The 25th-ranked sophomores Kendrick Bunn and Kate Pinchbeck took the No. 1 match 8-6 to claim the team doubles point. Sophomore Mejia, who is ranked 13th in the country, won quickly at No. 1 6-0, 6-2. No. 2 Pinchbeck and No. 6 Zalinski in straight sets.

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Forum Addresses Local Mass Transit

Local transit authorities held a sparsely attended public forum Tuesday at Chapel Hill Town Hall to discuss the state of mass transit in the area. Seven area residents voiced their opinions about public transportation to representatives from the Chapel Hill Transportation Board, the Triangle Transit Authority and the Chapel Hill Transit Authority. Chapel Hill Transportation Planner David Bonk began the forum by assessing the popularity of Chapel Hill's transit system.

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UNC Is Asked to Pay Part of Busing Fees

The Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee called Wednesday for the chancellor to shift the financial burden of the employees' share of fare-free busing to the University.The committee members recommended to Chancellor James Moeser that the University pay for improvements to on-campus transit services and to cover the employee fees that might be needed to support fare-free busing. The members discussed but decided against raising the price of parking permits or creating a transit fee for employees to finance their share of the busing cost.

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UNC Official Promises To Be `Good Neighbor' As Master Plan Evolves

TO THE EDITOR:In her Feb. 22 guest column, Julie McClintock suggests that UNC's work on a Master Plan for the campus is being done without regard for its community neighbors and without diligent study of key environmental concerns.In undertaking preparation of a Master Plan for the campus, the Board of Trustees and the University administration have sought to be both visionary about the future of North Carolina's flagship university campus and inclusive in the planning process.As a state institution, we must absorb our share of the enrollment increase projected for the UNC system.

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Eminem Lost Street Cred, Transformed Into TRL Darling

Despite my interest in the results, I still managed to miss the Grammy Awards. The year 2000 wasn't particularly groundbreaking in American music, so I figured the handful of artists who had distinguished themselves would be rewarded with lots of little golden paperweights.Turns out that my psychic gifts aren't quite on par with Cleo's. Just as I was struggling to comprehend how Destiny's Child (a.k.a. Beyonce and them) and Toni Braxton cleaned up while Erykah Badu and Jill Scott got blanked, the phone rang.

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