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Thursday January 20th

Swimming And Diving


Student Government Is Accessible - If You Utilize It

It is early morning. The door yawns open, quickly swallowing a pair of shadows before slamming shut. Two figures emerge inside, then disappear into a dark hallway. The first is a short but built figure; he is intense and cautious - definitely the leader of the two. The second is lanky and more awkward. Tall, thin and aloof, he would be lucky to take three steps without walking into a trash can. As they slink down the hall, the second figure turns to the first. "Narf!

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Drop a Nasty Habit in the Pit

Smoking is cool. After having read through a few copies of Cigar Aficionado, I'm thoroughly convinced of this. Kevin Costner adorns this month's cover, and if that isn't a firm declaration of the desirability of smoking, I don't know what would be a better one. Therefore, this Thursday the 16th, the date of the Great American Smoke-Out, it doesn't surprise me that the number of Americans who quit will be dwarfed by those who will continue to smoke. And that's a shame.

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Sangam Preparing for Show

Chug, chug, chug, choooo-choooo. Are you prepared for the South Asian Express? It's on its way to Chapel Hill full steam ahead. Picture 100 of the finest South Asians on UNC's campus percolating (I know, the notion scares me a bit too) while they lead you around the far reaches of South Asia with songs and dances for an entire evening - and you will understand just a hint of the entertainment that is headed your way. This scene will conclude with the phat fall show Aaj Ka Dhamaka put on by Sangam, UNC's South Asian awareness organization.

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An Ode to UNC's Lovely Ladies

I've had my eyes on you for a while. I knew you were a special person from the first time I talked to you. No doubt you had the looks. Subtle attractiveness. Your natural beauty allows you to stay gorgeous at all times. Little makeup. You don't always have to squeeze into skintight outfits to show your assets. Your sunshine radiates even through sweat pants and flip-flops. Pretty face with a well-toned body. You hair feels like silk, and your soft skin is gentle to the touch. Plus you've got those delicate hands that I adore, accentuated by flawless nails. You stay fresh with light perfumes.

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Field Hockey Wins Pair, Advances to Semifinals

Kent State field hockey coach Kerry De Vries looked slightly stunned Saturday while trying to explain to the media why North Carolina ran over her team. Sunday, the scene was repeated, except Massachusetts coach Patty Shea was the one in the hot seat. "Carolina has a lot of weapons, and you have to try to minimize them as much as you can," Shea said. "They play well together as a team, they pass the ball well." The Tar Heels rolled through their first- and second-round games of the NCAA tournament, amassing 5-3 and 5-1 victories at Henry Stadium this weekend.

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Retracing the Dramatic Moments Of Indecisive Election Night 2000

For a country in which only half of all eligible voters go to the polls, it's amazing how the uncertainty surrounding the results of the presidential election has obsessed the nation. During the past week, the media constantly have been giving us the latest scoop on every possible issue concerning the elections, from what color sweat pants the vice president was wearing on his morning jog to why Dubya has that big-ass band-aid on the side of his face, and we've all been eating it up.

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ASG Addresses Rising Student Costs

UNC Association of Student Governments officials met Friday to discuss a systemwide tuition increase passed earlier that day by the Board of Governors. ASG representatives from eight UNC-system schools - including UNC-Chapel Hill - were present at the meeting. The group opposed the 4 percent across-the-board tuition increase passed earlier by the BOG but supported how the money will be used - student financial aid. "We're not happy with the 4 percent increase, but we are happy it goes toward financial aid," ASG Vice President Liz Gardner said. The increase, mandated by the board'

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African-American Slave Descendants Deserve Reparations

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to the DTH editorial board for sparking discussion on the reparations issue. Let me first say that I support the concept of reparations to descendants of African-American slaves. To effectively address the continued consequences of slavery, reparations must be paid for uncompensated labor and enslavement. In the Nov. 8 editorial, two primary reasons for opposing reparations were put forth: The living descendants of slaves are centuries removed from slavery, and the move to provide reparations will divide the country.

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Tar Heels Scramble to Pull Out Victory

Ronald Curry walked out to his postgame press conference following Saturday's game against Maryland with a smile on his face. A smile? The North Carolina quarterback had just completed one of the worst statistical games of his career, finishing 7-of-16 for 42 yards with an interception. What did he have to smile about? Plenty. The Tar Heels kept their bowl hopes alive by defeating the Terrapins 13-10 before 40,000 fans at Kenan Stadium.

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Palm Beach Results Remain Undecided

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County election officials announced early Sunday that a hand recount of 4,695 votes yielded enough of a discrepancy from original election results to warrant a hand recount of the more than 462,000 ballots cast countywide. But it was still unclear Sunday - five days after the election - who would be the nation's next president. Palm Beach County officials are scheduled to meet today to plan the countywide recount. But it is unclear when the recount will begin or how long it will take.

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Tar Heels Waste No Time in Overtime, Win ACC Title

WINSTON-SALEM - In just 13 seconds, the frustration that built up during 90 minutes all but vanished. After a scoreless regulation period that included 16 fruitless attempts on the Virginia goal, the North Carolina men's soccer team crowned itself the 2000 ACC tournament champion in a matter of mere seconds. Forward Caleb Norkus broke a scoreless tie by netting a golden goal 13 seconds into overtime to propel the No. 2 Tar Heels to a 1-0 defeat of No. 9 Virginia at Spry Stadium on Sunday.

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Basketball Tab: Quiet Forte Makes Noise on Court

Joseph Forte comes off as an unassuming guy. He's seemingly never in a hurry to get anywhere, and he speaks so softly that he's often difficult to hear. His game is another story. It maintains the smoothness of Forte's personality but is loud and bold at the same time, complete with long-range bombs, pull-up jumpers and drives to the basket. It's in your face whether you like it - as in the case of his teammates - or not - as in the case of opponents. Forte becomes another person on the court. If he beats a defender in practice, that guy might hear about it.

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Basketball Tab: Tar Heel Men Hope New Look Leads to Instant Success

Matt Doherty can surely relate to what Dick Baddour went through this summer. There was Baddour, facing his toughest task to date in his relatively young tenure as the director of athletics at North Carolina. Coach Bill Guthridge had decided to retire, leaving the men's basketball program in its first true state of instability in almost 40 years. Baddour had a number of candidates to consider, although Roy Williams looked like the clear favorite. Doherty eventually emerged as the choice.

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Doherty Faces Easier Season Opener

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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GOP Can Be a Contender in Orange County

It's not easy being an Orange County Republican. Not that I could find any to ask on Election Night. While the Orange County Democrats were watching election results roll in at the West End Wine Bar on Franklin Street, their Republican counterparts were, for the most part, at home not preparing for victory celebrations. There were no real surprises in the countywide races. The Democrats cleaned up in Orange County, winning both state House and state Senate seats, both open seats on the county Board of Commissioners and the U.S. Congress seat.

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Tuesday's Election Shows Importance Of Our Right to Vote

TO THE EDITOR: As the election results come in and the campus nervously watches CNN, we all realize that this is a moment that will go down in history books. There is indeed a tremendous sense of excitement to be living through a period that one day our children will study in government classes.

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