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Thursday May 26th

Swimming And Diving


2 Football Players Suspended Following Arrests

Two North Carolina football players were arrested in separate incidents Friday and Saturday.Bryant Malloy, a sophomore offensive tackle, was arrested for assault on a female, and junior cornerback Errol Hood was arrested for larceny by an employee.Both have been suspended indefinitely from all football activities.Malloy was arrested for an incident at 159 1/2 E. Franklin Street at Players Club.

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`Superman' Leaves Behind Legacy

It's like Superman is dead," the fan, Craig Freshwater, told The Associated Press outside the makeshift memorial for Dale Earnhardt."Heroes aren't supposed to die."I spent the late hours of Sunday watching Home Team Sports' coverage of the crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500 that killed the 49-year-old legend. I watched with a friend from Huntersville, where Earnhardt's body was flown to a funeral home."It's so surreal," she said and even now I can't disagree.I'm not trying to pretend I'm a diehard NASCAR or Dale Earnhardt fan because I'm not.

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UNC Opposes Expansion Of School Board Power

A proposed ordinance amendment that would require developers to obtain school board approval for a project faced opposition from a University spokesman at Monday's Chapel Hill Town Council hearing.The amendment would require developers to submit a Certificate of Adequacy of Public Schools with their development applications.Called a CAPS, the certificate would be issued by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education as confirmation of adequate school facilities in accordance with the development.The certificate would be a key element in the ordinance's goal to pace residential develop

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UNC-System Hometowns Join Forces

In a recent preliminary meeting, officials from towns containing UNC-system schools met in Raleigh to address various town-gown issues -- including public transportation and housing shortages.Talk at the meeting emphasized common grievances related to the impact of university students on the towns and included finding solutions to unify town leaders.Public transportation, zoning, housing shortages, student safety and state reimbursement for fire protection are problems the committee plans to tackle in subsequent forums.

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Young Edges Johnson by 30 Votes

It was now or never for Justin Young on Tuesday night, and it all came down to 30 votes.After four weeks of campaigning, this year's student body president election was decided by the slimmest margin in recent UNC history, giving Young the presidency with 50.3 percent of the 5,081 votes cast in the runoff contest between Young and Eric Johnson.Young said the 10 seconds it took for Board of Elections Chairman Jeremy Tuchmayer to announce the results lasted an eternity -- an eternity that ended in a visibly overwhelmed Young falling forward onto the desk.

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Tenn. Lottery May Sway N.C.

The Tennessee General Assembly has approved a referendum that, if it is passed, would lift the state's constitutional ban on lotteries and could put even more pressure on N.C. lawmakers to allow a lottery.Rep. Bill Dunn, a Tennessee Republican, said it is too early to predict if voters will approve the referendum, which will appear on the ballot in November 2002. A similar referendum passed last year in South Carolina. If Tennessee were to implement a lottery, Dunn said a large portion of the money raised likely would go towards college scholarships.Like some N.C.

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Students Mingle With Legislators

RALEIGH -- After months of planning, about 200 students from various UNC-system schools congregated in front of the N.C. Legislative Building for Students' Day at the Capitol.The UNC Association of Student Governments organized the event to urge state lawmakers to increase need-based financial aid, raise faculty salaries by 6 percent and approve a student vote on the Board of Governors.The day started at 12:30 p.m. with a pep rally.

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`Mini-Medical School' Explains Asthma

The first session of UNC's Mini-Medical School Lecture Series was a breath of fresh air to the packed auditorium at the Friday Center on Tuesday. The lecture, "Breathing Not So Freely," is the first in a series of five, which are open to the general public. Other lecture topics include digestion, fetal therapy, genomics and cancer."The purpose of this occasion is to share information that we think is valuable to our community," said Dr.

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Development Drama Has Trappings of TV Movie

Meadowmont has all the elements of a great drama -- intense scrutiny, unparalleled controversy and several heated bouts in the courtroom.Meadowmont is a 435-acre mixed-use development, located on the north side of N.C. 54, between Burning Tree Drive and Barbee Chapel Road and across from the University's Friday Center.The land had long been known as a quiet, rural entranceway to Chapel Hill with rolling meadows and featuring the charming DuBose estate, currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The house was completed in 1933 by David St.

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SEJ Goes to the Mattresses Over Nike

Members of the Students for Economic Justice arranged mannequins and mattresses and performed interpretive dances on the steps of South Building on Tuesday to express their frustration with the University's relationship with Nike Corp. During the "UNC Get out of Bed with Nike" protest, demonstrators received chuckles and stares, but SEJ members said they're organizing for a serious issue.The SEJ has been fighting the University's contract with Nike -- up for renewal this year -- because of allegedly poor working conditions and recent unjustified firings of Kukdong factory worke

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Edwards Discusses Surplus, HMOs at UNC

Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., met with members of the Chapel Hill community Tuesday at about noon to talk about pressing issues such as the budget surplus and health care.Edwards fielded questions from the moderator and the audience as part of Tuesdays with Friday, a discussion forum hosted by former UNC-system President Bill Friday. Having appeared on the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor" and PBS' "The McLaughlin Group," Edwards showed poise and confidence while answering questions.A major issue brought up first by Friday, then again by the audience, was HMOs.

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UNC Finishes 6th in Fla.

The North Carolina men's golf team shot a 2-under-par 286 in the final round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship to finish sixth, 22 strokes behind champion Florida.The Tar Heels totaled a seven-over total of 871 in the 54-hole tournament held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.UNC entered the final round in eighth place, 17 shots off the pace.Tar Heel freshman Dustin Bray and sophomore Ramon Bescansa both scored even par rounds of 72 on Tuesday, each finishing tied for 22nd with a 1-over-par 217.Jeremy Elliot finished tied for 27th (218) for the Tar Heels, while Johno Harris finis

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Meadowmont: Not Your Average 'Hood

Although some opponents wanted what they called the "Meadowmonster" to be killed, the giant multi-use development remains slated to open in three years.Meadowmont is a 435-acre area, located just a few miles east of campus off N.C. 54, that will house homes, stores, offices and a school.The development incorporates many aspects of what is called a "new urbanist" or "mixed-use" development, said developer Roger Perry. In essence, people can live and work in the same area and never have to drive.

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Singer, Dimmling Clinch Senior Class Offices

After four weeks of hard campaigning and many months of planning, the race for senior class president came to a close in the runoff elections held Tuesday.Ben Singer and Ursula Dimmling were declared the winners after grabbing 749 of the 1,248 votes cast, beating out Josh Baylin and Eugene Kim, who captured 499 votes.The results were announced by Board of Elections Chairman Jeremy Tuchmayer to a crowded room full of people anxious to hear the outcome.

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Putting Basketball in Perspective

As the final seconds ticked off Sunday's clock and the glorious 18-game winning streak concluded, I turned to a friend and summed up my feelings as colorfully, as poignantly and as eloquently as I possibly could."Are you freakin' kidding me?!? We lost to Clemson University? Clemson! Are they still in the ACC? For that matter, are they still in Division 1?"This column's much too short to sugarcoat. Don't get me wrong, I'm not jumping overboard the UNC basketball ship in 2001 A.D. (After Doherty.)That said, having to watch UNC's win streak, undefeated season and No.

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Long Layoff Spells Trouble for UNC

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's win against top-ranked North Carolina on Sunday afternoon was a surprise to almost everyone.But maybe it shouldn't have been.Sure, the Tar Heels were undefeated in ACC play and the Tigers had dropped eight consecutive games. Recent history, however, shows that Clemson had an ace in the hole.The Tar Heels entered the game having lost their previous four ACC games in which they had at least a week off beforehand. They had dropped one such game in each of the past four seasons, including an 86-72 shocker against N.C. State as the nation's No.

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Campus Involvement Key to SBP Win

Thinking about running for student body president next year? According to past UNC politicos, trying to predetermine a path to the position will leave you looking in vain. Most say there is no prewritten ingredient list.John Dervin, who ran two student body president campaigns during the mid-1990s, said winning the race does not require becoming a staple in Suite C and building a student government resume. Dervin said the students who become student body presidents are the ones who are in touch with student life at UNC.

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Students to Voice Concerns at Capitol

Students representing UNC-system schools are heading to Raleigh today to petition state lawmakers about campus-oriented issues, including a student vote on the Board of Governors.UNC Association of Student Governments officials say Student Day at the Capitol aims to build cooperation with legislators while also lobbying for more need-based financial aid funding and a 6 percent faculty salary increase.ASG President Andrew Payne said the event would allow students and legislators to discuss issues and voice their opinions."Our main goal is to highlight concerns students have when i

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