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Saturday May 28th

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Former SBP Candidate\Lends Her Full Support\To Justin Young for SBP\

TO THE EDITOR:As a former candidate for student body president, I have seen all the student body president candidates in a capacity that few have had the privilege of seeing. After working first-hand with the personalities and leadership skills of both Justin Young and Eric Johnson, I can confidently say without a doubt that Justin Young is the best candidate. Justin is genuine, approachable and diligent. His lighter side made campaigning enjoyable as his sense of humanity outweighs his political nature.

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eBay Duke Ticket Auction Could Carry Penalties

With hopes of attaining easy cash and huge profits, some UNC students are selling their UNC-Duke tickets online at eBay, regardless of the consequences.While the tickets usually sell face value for about $25 and student tickets have a face value of $0, some students and UNC fans are utilizing the online services to gain bids ranging from $300 to $350 -- a violation of the Honor Code for students.As the world's largest online marketplace, eBay allows users to auction materials with no charge.But eBay has several guidelines and policies that users must adhere to before they can sell an

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Eric Johnson Understands\UNC Issues Very Well, Will Fight for Students\

TO THE EDITOR:Like most students at Carolina, we were annoyed by the chaos that accompanied last year's student elections. So when the farcical campaign of Brian Bersticker for student body president began, we immediately climbed on the Bersticker bandwagon.When Eric Johnson announced that he was running this year, however, we had to tell Stick that we were going with EJ.

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Commissioners to Discuss Adult Long-Term Care with Legislators

Orange County representatives will join members of two community advisory committees in Chapel Hill on Tuesday to discuss issues that impact local providers of long-term adult care.Kate Barrett, elder-care supervisor for the Orange County Department on Aging, said members of the nursing and adult care home community advisory committees hoped to engage in a dialogue with state legislators about shortcomings in the adult long-term care system."We'll tell legislators where we see the system failing and then review legislative acts that impact long-term care," she said.

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Lecture Series Speaker Explains 4D

A leading computer science researcher explained emerging virtual reality technology to a gathering of about 50 people Monday in Sitterson Hall as part of the Triangle Distinguished Lecture Series.Takeo Kanade, a professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, led a lecture broadcast to campus from Duke University titled "Virtualized Reality: 4D Digitization of a Time-Varying Real Event and Its Application." A crowd of mostly computer science graduate students and faculty viewed the broadcast and were engulfed by Kanade's enthusiasm about his work.Kanade, who receive

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Tennessee Eliminates UNC in Triangle Classic

RALEIGH -- The pieces just came together for the North Carolina softball team during its win against Tennessee on Saturday evening.In the teams' next meeting Sunday afternoon, it seemed things had fallen apart.The Lady Volunteers defeated the Tar Heels 1-0 in the Triangle Classic softball tournament at Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Sunday, eliminating UNC from tournament play. The Tar Heels had qualified to play Tennessee again after defeating Purdue 6-2 on Saturday night in its first gold-bracket game."I'm just really disappointed," UNC coach Donna Papa said.

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Racism Can Be Difficult to Notice

I am internally racist. Of course, I try not to be, but most of the time, I don't even know when I'm doing it. Growing up white in a white system, I was systematically taught to look down on those who were different from me. I do not blame my parents or my teachers or my peers for teaching me racism. This is absolutely not the case. Most of them did the best job they could in teaching me to love all different kinds of people. Unfortunately, the system was not set up so they would always succeed.Let's define our terms so there is no confusion here.

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Tar Heels Sweep Hoosiers in Straight Sets

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The North Carolina women's tennis team defeated Indiana 7-0 for its second win in as many days. The Tar Heels swept the singles matches in straight sets and took two of three doubles contests to blank the Hoosiers. The No. 22 Tar Heels were led by Marlene Mejia, who defeated Indiana's Kelly Blanch 6-4, 6-4 at first singles. Kate Pinchbeck, Kristin Koenig, and Kendrick Bunn earned victories at the second through fourth slots, while Elina Bairos and Courtney Zalinski won tiebreakers in the second sets to clinch their matches.

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UNC Starts Well, Beats Gamecocks

It might have been a Saturday morning at UNC, but the North Carolina men's tennis team showed no sign of a hangover.Following their first loss of the season, a 4-3 heartbreaker to Furman, the Tar Heels roared back, dominating South Carolina for a 6-1 victory. "I think we were ready to play," UNC coach Sam Paul said. "We were sort of angry.

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Senate to Hear Reform Proposal

Sen. Frank Ballance, D-Warren, will introduce a series of bills today calling for reform of state death penalty procedures -- including one requesting a moratorium on the death penalty.If passed, the bill would halt executions in North Carolina until at least 2003, when the General Assembly would review a finalized death penalty study.But Republican leaders say there is little chance that the temporary moratorium will pass due to the divided stance of legislators on either side of the aisle.

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Sonke Gives Haus 1st Win

John Haus might have a defensive background, but his offense bailed him out Sunday, salvaging the new North Carolina lacrosse coach's homecoming before 450 at Henry Stadium.Senior attackman Jeff Sonke scored five goals and added an assist, and the Tar Heels erased a three-goal deficit with a strong third quarter to fend off Fairfield 12-7 in their opening game.And Haus, who was an All-American defenseman at UNC from 1980 to '83 and spent the past two seasons as head coach at Johns Hopkins, finally completed the game the program has been anticipating since his hiring in June."It f

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Race Continues to Divide Students

Every day, UNC students have the opportunity to interact with someone of another race, whether it be in the dining halls, class or extracurricular activities.But whether students take advantage of the opportunity is another story.Fifty years after UNC's integration, these five moments in time shed light on the state of race relations at UNC."The Black Experience"Students spread themselves out as they arrive at their "Black Experience" class in Gardner Hall.Eleven are black, 28 are white and four are of other ethnicities. Only a few sit in pairs.

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Newcomb Climbs A Step Closer to Attorney General

After the Rules and Judiciary Committee's approval Tuesday evening, only one barrier remains before Brad Newcomb can become the next student attorney general.The committee voted unanimously to approve Newcomb after about 40 minutes of questioning and debate. He must go before the full Student Congress tomorrow night and field more questions before members vote on his final approval. Newcomb was nominated Feb. 12 by Student Body President Brad Matthews for the position. "I was honored and overwhelmed," Newcomb said.Matthews selected Newcomb from a pool of three applicants.

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Charges in Car-Flipping Unfounded, Friend Says

A friend of the UNC student charged with a felony stemming from the vandalism that took place on Franklin Street after the UNC-Duke game says the charges are unwarranted.James Auman Haltom, 20, of 321 W. Cameron Ave., turned himself in to Chapel Hill police Friday after police issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with the Feb.

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Women's Track, Swimming Take ACC Titles

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The North Carolina women's track team won its ninth consecutive ACC Indoor Championship on Saturday at Virginia Tech, marking UNC's 13th title in 15 years, all under the direction of coach Dennis Craddock. The women finished with 144 points, followed by Clemson with 98 and Georgia Tech with 83.50. UNC's men's team finished second with 93 points behind Clemson's 181 points. Florida State rounded out the top three with 86 points. The women, led by several freshmen, produced outstanding performances during the final day of the championships.

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Gymnasts' Best Not Enough to Top State

RALEIGH - The North Carolina gymnastics team might have found a home away from home at Reynolds Coliseum.The Tar Heels, performing in their second meet in as many weekends at Reynolds, turned in its best team performance of the season Saturday night with a team score of 195.075.But N.C. State defended its home turf and claimed first place with a season-best score of 196.150.

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Vote Ashley For `Super-Fly' SBP Position

I'm announcing my bid for student body president.It is time to abandon my position of the semiprofessional critic and jump into the melee, with hopes that my ideas and visions will be just what this campus has been waiting for.Many moons have been spent in this very space denouncing the student body president post. It was tempting to do so again this week.

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