The Daily Tar Heel

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Monday December 6th

Swimming And Diving


For the Law's, Public's Sake, Open Meetings

I'll give a big thumbs up to the town-gown relations committee Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and Chancellor James Moeser announced Oct. 19, but I'll use another finger to express my feelings about the committee's decision to close its meetings. Let's forget all the arguments about the public's right to know for a minute - although they are valid arguments. The decision is quite possibly illegal. North Carolina has an Open Meetings Law. That means, coincidentally, that governmental meetings must be open.

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Comedian Stirs Laughter, Thought

Laughter filled Memorial Hall on Thursday night as guest comedian Dick Gregory spoke about family values, drug usage and politics with a bawdy flair. Gregory, who recently released his memoir, "Callous on My Soul," was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation. He then garnered roaring laughter after opening his speech with a personal anecdote about an accidental energy boost. "I just realized I popped my Viagra pill instead of my ginseng," Gregory said. His visit was sponsored by The Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center and WNCU Jazz Radio 90.7.

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Nurturer by Day, `Ass-Kicker' by Night

By Stefanie Wowchuk Staff Writer When seeing Jacquelyn Gist in her UNC office, one might be surprised to find out she is both a career counselor and town official. Flamingo and palm tree lights illuminate the walls of her office in Nash Hall.

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Fraser Can't Save `Bedazzled' From Hurley's Sinful Acting

First, it was George Burns. Then came Al Pacino. Now, it's Elizabeth Hurley - and I can say without a trace of doubt that the devil has never looked so good. Hurley is the latest, and by far the hottest, actor to play the Prince of Darkness, in "Bedazzled." A remake of the 1967 classic, "Bedazzled" is the story of lovesick nerd Elliot Richardson (Brendan Fraser), who is offered a deal few could refuse.

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Pearl Jam Discs Capture Band `Alive'; Cam'ron Lacks Skills, Vocabulary

Pearl Jam Dublin 6-1 three stars Berlin 6-22 three 1/2 stars Pearl Jam's summer European tour, marred by the death of nine concertgoers at a festival in Denmark, also served as the recording studio for 25 official double-disc live albums. The two sets reviewed here - Dublin 6-1 and Berlin 6-22 - have decent sound quality, featuring crisp, vivid chords and vocals, and just a smattering of feedback. Unfortunately, the two dates don't rise above standard concert fare.

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Local Mag 'Sup Moves on Up in NYC

It's something like a post-graduation episode of VH1's "Where Are They Now?" - what ever happened to Chapel Hill's music zine, 'Sup, and its creator, 2000 UNC graduate Marisa Brickman? For those who aren't acquainted with 'Sup or don't remember its days of underground campus circulation, don't fret. It looks like 'Sup, now based in New York, is on its way back up in a very big way. After leaving The Daily Tar Heel to start 'Sup in 1998, Brickman found moderate success in the Triangle.

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Suttenfield Ready to Dive Into New Role

UNC's newly appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration is gearing up for the transition with a self-imposed UNC history lesson in preparation for her arrival in less than a month. "I have plenty of reading to do about some of the current business issues," Nancy Suttenfield wrote in an e-mail to The Daily Tar Heel.

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Mass. Schools Plan Laptop Program

Massachusetts' public universities are awaiting the state legislature's decision on a proposal which will require all public university students to own laptops. If approved, the proposal - put forth by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - will put aside $123 million for loans and vouchers for laptops, facilities and faculty training. The legislature is expected to render a decision in the coming weeks. Aaron Spencer, a member of the Board of Higher Education and chief architect of the plan, said it is important to educate young people about technology in a world that is incre

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Slow Plot Knocks `Girlfight' Out of Contention

"Girlfight" is a melodrama that wants to appear unique but unfortunately has too many dragging, predictable moments, making dislodging popcorn kernels stuck between teeth more interesting. Despite the movie's slow execution, writer-director Karyn Kumasa, who won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival (I don't know how), makes a decent effort at passionately telling the story of an inner-city girl in search of respect, love and challenge, and finding it in the male-dominated world of boxing. Kumasa loses track of time and space, however, with her inability to clearly relay

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SEAC, N.C. WARN Clear Up Misconceptions About CP&L Protest

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to make some clarifications regarding an article in The Daily Tar Heel on Oct. 17, "Protesters to Meet at CP&L Building." It is important for the public to be aware of the fact that as of now, there are NO open safety and scientific hearings planned for Carolina Power & Light's controversial proposal for expanded storage of nuclear waste at Harris Nuclear Plant near Apex. On Dec. 7, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will NOT be holding "open arguments for both sides to present their views" as CP&L would like the public to believe.

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Legality Of Meeting Questioned

The legality of closed-door meetings between a newly formed committee of Chapel Hill and University officials is being called into question. Members of the Chapel Hill Town Council and University officials, including Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and Chancellor James Moeser, compose the committee, which will discuss cooperation between the town and UNC on issues that affect both bodies. Whether the closed meetings will violate North Carolina's Open Meetings Law is still up for debate. Council member Kevin Foy, a lawyer and member of the committee, said the meetings would not violate the stat

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Secret Identity of DTH Columnist

Have you ever been told something that you can in no way understand? Like for instance, "Chris, you look like an overweight John Goodman?" Or "Karen, didn't you play tennis under the name Martina Navratilova during the 1980s?" Some people think my roommate last year is one Mike Dunleavy Jr. He looks like the walking dead with a really bad hangover, plus all his sleeping made me think he has been "sharing sodas" with the lassies on the other side of the hall. For me, since I was 8 years old, people have told me I look like one Mr.

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Committee Analyzes Master Plan Parking

Facing major construction and dwindling access to parking spaces on campus in the future, the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee met Wednesday to discuss the ramifications of the Master Plan. Students, faculty and staff on the committee said the parking situation for the next 50 years will revolve around the implementation of the Master Plan, a blueprint for future campus growth, and the passage of the $3.1 billion higher education bond. "They're intertwined, but they are sort of separated," said Anna Wu, an architect for the Master Plan.

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Scary Stuff: Don't Let Your Halloween Get Too Freaky

Lurking around the corner of next week is Halloween, and come Tuesday night, tens of thousands people will crowd Franklin Street in a drunken, drugged-up frenzy, ready to whoop it up over some rags and ketchup they put together to become a bloody man-type thing. Or they could always go as crazy pickle-arm-man or tetherball-head. I would disclose the details of my costume, but a dazzling, grotesque idea hasn't come to mind yet, so in the meantime here's a festive, scary story: One night back in high school a couple of friends and I were playing with a Ouija board.

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Female Presence In Prominent Post A First at UNC-CH

Nancy Suttenfield, the new vice chancellor for finance and administration, will finally add a female face among many men in top administrative positions at the University. Although there are women such as UNC-system President Molly Broad, and N.C. State University Chancellor Marye Ann Fox in high-ranking positions across the UNC system, Suttenfield's selection marks the first woman appointment in a top administrative role at UNC-Chapel Hill. And members of the UNC-CH community say they see the hire as a step in the direction of gender equality.

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