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Sunday July 3rd

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Search Begins for Social Work Dean

The search for a new dean in the School of Social Work began Tuesday when a committee of University administrators and faculty laid out a plan of action at its first meeting.The search committee was formed after Richard Edwards' decision to resign from the position of dean in January.Chaired by Linda Cronenwett, dean of the School of Nursing, the committee consists of members of the faculty and staff of the School of Social Work, as well as members of the University faculty and staff.The group met Tuesday to determine the status of the search, and Edwards said the committee is not fee

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Stem Cell Study Not Immoral, Poses Benefits

Imagine a single avenue of biomedical technology with the promise of treating diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease, even broken bones.Stem cell research has the potential to be that cure-all, but because the source of the cells is tied up with the right to life debate, federal researchers' ability to do promising research is pinned to politics.A poll by Research America reports that 65 percent of Americans support stem cell research by the National Institutes of Health.

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Future Unclear for Wolfpack

In the aftermath of his team's 86-66 loss at Virginia on Sunday, North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said he was worried.Worried? With the Tar Heels at 22-4 overall and tied for first place in the ACC?Herb Sendek wishes he had such worries. But Sendek, N.C. State's coach, doesn't get to fret about which region his team will be sent to as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.It will be a minor miracle if his team is even in the tournament."We're very aware of what it would take at this point," Sendek said on Tuesday.

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CAA President Saga Ends With Chaney Win

After more than five weeks of campaigning and Board of Elections investigations, the race for Carolina Athletic Association president came to a close in the re-election Tuesday.Reid Chaney was declared the winner against Michael Songer after capturing 1,558 of the 2,994 votes cast, while Songer fell short with 1,366 votes."We're so excited," Chaney said.

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Local Schools Report Mold

Mushrooms growing in classrooms and students getting sick from airborne mold might seem farfetched, but it is exactly what some say local schools are dealing with lately.Twelve schools have reported problems with mold, which can cause health problems such as coughing, allergic reactions and even pneumonia, said Maria Mekeel, head nurse at the Chapel Hill Children's Clinic.But Steve Scroggs, Chapel Hill-Carrboro assistant superintendent for support services, said the mold does not create problems, but merely frustrates problems people already have."It's triggering people's allergi

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Officials Discuss Fee on Homes

By James MillerStaff WriterHILLSBOROUGH -- Orange County officials and residents weighed in with questions and opinions Monday about a report that could impact county fees charged to home builders in the local school districts.The report, prepared by Tischler and Associates Inc., a Bethesda, Md., consulting agency, recommends that the county charge higher public school impact fees for construction of single-family homes than for construction of other residential dwellings.The report also details maximum legally permissible impact fees.The one-time fees, which are paid by anyone

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`Progress' Joins Faculty, Student Activists

In a step to unite student and faculty efforts at UNC, the Progressive Faculty Network and the Progress Students Coalition have joined forces to form a group named -- quite simply -- Progress.While the organizations will continue to work separately, Progress aims to foster communication between the groups -- both of which are prominent activist organizations on campus."The main focus is to be a medium between students and faculty," said Rudy Kleysteuber, Campus Y co-president and participant in the formation of Progress.Rashmi Varma, an English professor and member of the Pr

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APPLES Offers Students Niche Serving University And Local Community\

TO THE EDITOR:Finding your niche on campus is important to making the University feel like home. There is seemingly an endless variety of organizations to join here, yet finding the organization that's right for you seems difficult for many. There is fear of having no friends in the organization, of a large time commitment and of your work not being valued or appreciated, just to name a few.

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Library Gets Sonic Link to Past

A new instrument housed in Wilson Library will allow archival recordings that haven't been played in 50 years to make a living contribution to America's sonic history. The library's archeophone, one of only seven worldwide, plays aging wax cylinders that are too fragile to be played on traditional cylinder phonographs."Nobody's been able to play and listen to these for decades," said Sound and Image Librarian Steven Weiss.

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UNC Hires New Greek Director

Campus sororities and fraternities have a new director of Greek affairs to turn to for advice on rush week, safety and organization between the groups.Jay Anhorn, assistant director of student activities at Coastal Carolina University, will begin working as director of Greek affairs March 7.The position became vacant in October after former Director of Greek Affairs Ron Binder retired.Interim Director Aaron Nelson will continue working until March 9, so he and Anhorn will have three days to work together.Nelson will be leaving to take a new job as the executive director of the Chap

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Coalition Agrees On Approach to Win LGBT Center

Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center Coalition established a plan of action Tuesday night to convince Chancellor James Moeser to establish a task force to evaluate LGBT needs on campus.They hope the task force, consisting of faculty and students, will find that UNC needs an LGBT Resource Center, which has surfaced as a major issue among both the LGBT community and student politicians.The coalition decided to focus its efforts on gaining the support of student organizations, faculty members and alumni by asking for petitions and letters of support, which w

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Public Safety Unveils Improved P2P Shuttles

Students accustomed to the duct-taped seats and intimate body-to-body travel with drunken revelers now have a larger and handicap-accessible form of transportation thanks to the three new express Point-2-Point buses that began circulation Monday.Derek Poarch, director of public safety, said the new shuttles, which will replace the older models, hold 30 people sitting and have enough room for another 30 people to stand comfortably.Poarch said the new buses are specifically designed for running P2P routes, unlike the older buses, which were intended to be parking lot shuttles.

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Act Could Lure New Teachers

RALEIGH - Rep. David Price, D-N.C., unveiled Tuesday legislation that he plans to propose designed to help fight teacher shortages both in North Carolina and nationwide.The Teaching Fellows Act, which Price plans to propose to the House on Thursday, aims to provide students with an incentive to enter teaching.

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N.C. Seeks Funds to Excavate Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

Aaaaargh, me hearties! 'Tis been more than two centuries since Blackbeard plundered the N.C. coast. But some state legislators are looking for funding -- instead of buried treasure -- to excavate the legendary pirate's flagship, which was sunk in the 18th century by the British navy.Rep. Ronald Smith, D-Carteret, proposed a bill Thursday to appropriate $500,000 for the recovery and conservation of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, sunk in Beaufort Inlet."This is a great discovery for North Carolina," Smith said.

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Tour Pushes Awareness of U.S.-Iraq Sanctions

Speakers devoted to ending U.S. sanctions and bombings against Iraq sponsored a panel discussion Tuesday for an audience of more than 15 students and community members.The speakers are traveling as part of the "Remembering Omran" bus tour, which is circling the country to raise awareness about Iraq's state since the Gulf War in 1990-91.

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Mini Lesson on American Legend as We Close Out Black History Month

TO THE EDITOR:As Black History Month comes to an end, the Black Student Movement would like to give readers the opportunity to learn about an American legend and a standout in black history before black history gets moved back to the back burner for its usual 11-month stay.She was born on July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, S.C. Unlike many blacks in the years following slavery, she was able to get a formal education and begin her teaching career in a Georgia school.

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Seniors Nab ESPN Speaker

University officials announced Monday that seniors and graduation guests will be entertained by the remarks of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott at the May Commencement ceremony.Senior Class Marshal Katherine Ducker said the officers set their sights on Scott because seniors wanted someone who would energize the festivities."Scott is very different from speakers of recent years," she said. "The senior class made it clear that this was what they wanted and needed at graduation."Scott is no stranger to the Tar Heel lifestyle.

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Offcials Change Room Registration

Housing officials announced last week that students who wish to remain on campus next year must follow an application process that involves two major changes from previous years.Christopher Payne, director of the Department of Housing and Residential Education, said lottery numbers have been eliminated and that the registration process has been shortened to four days. In past years, students have been allowed to reapply for housing contracts during the entire month of March.This year, students wishing to remain in their current rooms must register online between 6 a.m.

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Bus Driver Has Connection to Spy Case

The arrest of Robert Philip Hanssen on espionage charges last week has renewed interest in the case of a local bus driver.Felix Bloch, a former U.S. foreign service officer now working as a Chapel Hill Transit driver, was under FBI investigation for possible espionage in 1989.

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