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Saturday May 28th

Swimming And Diving


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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Team of Baylin and Kim\Will Work Diligently\To Enrich Senior Class\

TO THE EDITOR:Josh Baylin and Eugene Kim have what it takes to be great senior class officers next year.I have had the pleasure to work with both of these individuals and have seen first hand the type of hard work and creativity that these two can bring to elected office. With Josh Baylin's help, the North Carolina Center for Economic Empowerment, a student-run nonprofit organization, went from a great idea to a successful reality.Because of Eugene Kim's participation in the Great Decision Lecture Series, the program has reached new heights of success.

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Morning-After Pill Easier to Obtain

New programs are making it easier than ever for women to get prescriptions for emergency contraceptives, better known as the morning-after pill, without first consulting a doctor.UNC students can get prescriptions for emergency contraceptive pills, known as ECPs, on demand from the Student Health Service pharmacy, said Dr.

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Police Make 2nd Arrest in Postgame Vandalism

Chapel Hill police have arrested a second UNC student in connection with vandalism that occurred on Franklin Street after the North Carolina-Duke basketball game.Robert Houston Davenport III, 18, turned himself in to police Monday. Davenport, who lives at 609 Morrison Residence Hall, is being charged with one count of felony rioting.

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SBPs: Where Are They Now?

The hype is over, the limelight dimmed, the curtain closed. Former UNC Student Body Presidents Nic Heinke, Reyna Walters and Mo Nathan passed their torches on long ago.Now, the three have forged on in the working world, taking valuable lessons from their experiences into life after graduation. In the end, all agree their year in office turned out to be much more than a lofty resume credential, and they advise the future office holder to view it as such. Nic HeinkeOnly a year ago, Nic Heinke spoke for students in board meetings and lobbied for their issues in Raleigh.

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Masala's Diversity Week Opens

Masala kicked off a week of cultural diversity celebration by handing out cotton candy under sunny skies in the Pit on Monday afternoon.Several multicultural groups set up tables at the event to promote their organizations and show support for Masala, the umbrella organization for cultural groups on campus.Sarath Kolluru, an executive board member of Masala, said the goal of the week was to promote multiculturalism."It's important to spread the word that there are different cultures and inform people how to access them," he said.Kolluru said he wants to make certain that

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DHMO: Our Nation's Silent Killer

Standing in a dying forest ravaged by acid rain, a victim sadly mutters, "If only they'd banned that (rotten) DHMO, this never would've happened."DHMO stands for dihydrogen monoxide, a chemical also known as "hydric acid" or "hydrogen hydroxide." DHMO is a major component of acid rain.Appalachian coal companies have long used DHMO as a solvent to remove mining impurities from dirty coal.

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Matthews Works To Install Clocks

The goal of equipping all UNC classrooms with accurate clocks could come to fruition as early as this spring.The project -- an issue included in Student Body President Brad Matthews' platform -- has stalled due to a combination of political ensnarements and logistical problems."It's in the works," Matthews said. "As usual with anything in a bureaucracy, it always takes longer than you think."The project is now in the hands of Charles Gallagher, the maintenance supervisor for facilities and building services.

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Former Candidates Endorse Young for SBP

Four of the five student body president candidates eliminated in last week's election have lent their support to candidate Justin Young in today's runoff.Former candidates Dustyn Baker, Correy Campbell, Annie Peirce and Caleb Ritter endorsed Young, although he and opponent Eric Johnson both solicited their support.All the former candidates who endorsed Young commented on his personality and his ability to keep the election scene enjoyable. "I want to remain active in student government, and Justin was enjoyable to work with all of the time," Peirce said.

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Superintendent Looks to Future of District

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Neil Pedersen insists that despite all of the recognition and fame he has received of late, he plans to continue to serve the district and work to achieve his goals.Pedersen was one of four finalists up for the American Association of School Administrators' National Superintendent of the Year award.

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Forum Addresses Transportation Needs

Several N.C. officials, including local legislators, discussed the future of transportation in the state before a small lunchtime crowd Monday at the UNC School of Law.The event was the first in a series of 21st Century North Carolina Forums sponsored by the Sanford Society, a student organization that promotes progressive public policies.Jamie Cox, Sanford Society president, said the forum's purpose was to discuss how transportation must change to meet the state's new needs.

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Singer and Dimmling\Will Make Senior Year\`Fun and Meaningful'\

TO THE EDITOR:For the first time, I decided that as a junior, it is my responsibility to pay close attention to the campaigns for office in order to cast a vote that is well-informed. I have been reading up on all of the candidates, attending forums and watching for their presence on campus. From my research, I have come to one conclusion: The Ben Singer/Ursula Dimmling campaign for senior class office is the most underrated and unappreciated campaign this year.

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Changes Proposed for N.C. Marriage Laws

Several N.C. marriage laws, which have not been reformed since 1903, could soon become part of history.The proposed changes would recognize marriages of different races and also close a legal loophole sometimes used to defend statutory rape. According to current statutes, neither Muslim nor American Indian marriages performed in their faith are legally recognized by the state.

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