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Saturday July 2nd

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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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Police Roundup 03/01/01

UniversityTuesday, Feb. 27A UNC Department of Public Safety employee reported that tools were stolen from the back of a state vehicle that was parked on the third level of Cardinal Parking Deck. There were about nine tools valued at $170 total.A resident of Stacy Residence Hall reported harassing phone calls to both himself and his roommate occurring periodically since Feb. 25. He said the calls occurred during various times of day and night and were possibly generated by a computer modem.

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Local Artist Explores Digital Age Through Video

If you look closely at the schedule for this year's Hi Mom! Film Festival, you might be surprised to find that many of the works are not films at all.Rather, they're videos or works that combine alternative media. In the digital age, film is an emblem of the past.Local Web designer Giles Hendrix, whose video "Divided Eyeprint" will show at Hi Mom's Sunday screening at the Hanes Art Center, represents the new wave of multimedia artists.Hendrix's videos deal specifically with the technology age.

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2 CAA Cabinet Members Fired

On the heels of a caustic and controversial race for Carolina Athletic Association president, the organization itself is continuing to struggle with internal conflict. CAA Press Secretary Tiffany Black and Homecoming Co-Director Devyn Spence were dismissed from the CAA Cabinet on Tuesday night, allegedly for violating organizational policy.CAA President Tee Pruitt said Black and Spence allowed their allegiances to the campaign for former CAA president candidate Michael Songer to interfere with their CAA responsibilities.

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`3,000 Miles' a Long, Pointless Trip

3,000 Miles to Graceland1 StarAs the title suggests, "3,000 Miles to Graceland" is a long trip. A long, useless, tiring, frantic, stupid trip into the boldly unoriginal mind of director and co-writer Demian Lichtenstein.The movie stars Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner as two casino-robbing Elvis impersonators running from the law and from each other.

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Planning for Education

Brace for another round of UNC versus Chapel Hill.The latest chapter in the town-gown drama deals with a proposed town ordinance that would require school board approval for any development project. Last week, a University spokesman voiced opposition to the proposal at the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting.But despite UNC concerns, the town should move forward and pass the ordinance.

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Get a Sense of Humor, Clemson

Surprise! Turns out The Daily Tar Heel doesn't serve just our University. Nope, the Clemson University community also reads the DTH. A bunch of angry Tiger fans didn't appreciate me knocking their school last week. A slew of them sent me disgruntled e-mail.And here it is. You've got mail, re: last week's Clemson column. In italics are the best and the (not-so) brightest e-mails I received, with my thoughts interspersed. I've omitted names, but I promise it's their words, verbatim.Dave, What an insightful article/editorial. You are quite the journalistic talent.

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Softball Blanks Lady Paladins

Smallball was the name of the game Tuesday afternoon at Finley Field. Bunts, singles and advancing runners were the catalysts to success. Great pitching didn't hurt either as the North Carolina softball team swept a doubleheader against Furman, winning 3-0 and 5-0.Radara McHugh put together a nine-strikeout, seven-inning shutout in the first game. Michael Parrott followed with a seven-strikeout, complete-game shutout.A sacrifice fly, an RBI single and great baserunning accounted for all three runs in the first game.

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SEJ Meets With Moeser, Shares Labor Concerns

Representatives from Students for Economic Justice made their way onto Chancellor James Moeser's tight schedule Tuesday to discuss their concerns about UNC's contract with Nike Corp.During the amicable conversation, the representatives broached the topics of the alleged poor working conditions in a Mexican factory, the University's membership with independent monitoring groups and the possibility of adding more stringent standards to UNC's labor code of conduct.SEJ representatives introduced their concerns with a detailed agenda.

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Moeser Says Honor Court Needs Serious Discussion

A group of about 60 students, faculty members, and administrators aired concerns and ideas about the Honor Court on Tuesday night, including faculty involvement, communication and the structure of defense and investigative counsels.The forum, organized by the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor, was moderated by Chancellor James Moeser and Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff.Moeser opened the discussion by saying the Honor Court is a great asset to the University but that its role at UNC needed to be evaluated."I think there are some serious questions to be asked abou

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Council Might Grant Aid to Eastgate Owner

Voting unanimously against the town manager's recommendation, the Chapel Hill Town Council approved a motion Monday to reconsider helping a property-owning firm finance its flood damage.At the meeting, Town Manager Cal Horton submitted his response to Federal Realty Investment Trust's Jan.

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UNC Lucks Out vs. 'Cats

The North Carolina baseball team averaged nearly 7.7 runs and 9.8 hits per game before Tuesday's game with lowly Davidson.So it's no wonder that UNC coach Mike Fox wasn't at all pleased with the Tar Heels 3-2 victory at Boshamer Stadium."We were very, very lucky to win," Fox said. "We just didn't do many good things, especially offensively. We didn't hit too many balls very hard, we popped the ball up and we scored the third run on a fluke."With the scored tied 2-2 in the seventh, Tar Heels Brandon Russell and Chad Prosser occupied the corners.

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Grad Students Deserve Duke Tickets as Much as Seniors, Are Real Fans

TO THE EDITOR:In her Feb. 26 column, Kate Hartig bemoans the scalping of Duke tickets by UNC students, saying that this practice keeps deserving students from attending the game. I entirely agree. However, I vehemently disagree with Hartig's assertion that the scalping occurs because graduating graduate students who "couldn't care less about the team or this very special game" sell their tickets. Many graduating graduate students have been here longer than the senior undergrads. We have been to every basketball game for which we could get tickets.

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News Agencies Analyze Florida's Uncounted Ballots

A nonprofit research firm recently began to assemble the pieces of the 2000 presidential election puzzle by analyzing the rejected Florida ballots -- even as a preliminary study revealed that the outcome would likely have been unchanged.USA TODAY reported Monday that its joint study with Knight Ridder found that Gore would have received a maximum of just 49 additional votes in Miami-Dade County -- one of the counties in the center of the election controversy.The National Opinion Research Center, an organization affiliated with the University of Chicago, was hired by some of America's lar

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School Board Leaders Meet to Discuss Horace Williams Tract

Representatives of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will continue their informative forums about the new development plan when they meet with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials today.Director of the UNC Master Plan Jonathan Howes and other members of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will meet at the Lincoln Center Administration office with Superintendent Neil Pedersen and other school officials to discuss planning the development of the Horace Williams tract.

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N.C. Schools Win High Technology Marks

For the second year in a row, N.C. State University has been ranked as one of the top three universities for technology transfer -- a measure of how a university's work benefits the economic and research growth of the surrounding community.N.C.

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