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Thursday June 30th

Swimming And Diving


Spring Sports - Rowing Seniors Come Full Circle in 2001

"Pick it up," yells the coxswain. The race begins as the blades knife through the surface of the water with unparalleled fury.The eight-meter shell's speed increases with the pull of both the starboard and portside. The shell cuts through the water with the machine-like efficiency of the stroke of the team.Yet people outside the rowing community might not know or understand one of the most competitive women's sports at North Carolina.People probably also do not know the outlook for this spring's team of rowers.

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Spring Sports - Softball Looks For 1st Postseason Berth

The North Carolina softball team had little problem setting team records in 2000.The Tar Heels set new totals in home runs, hits, at bats, runs scored, doubles and total bases.But something was missing.Despite inking the new records and going 47-17 -- UNC's best record since the inception of fast pitch in 1984 -- the the Tar Heels again missed out on NCAA postseason participation.In 2001, UNC will look to buck the trend and reach the postseason plateau for the first time in the program's history."The NCAA tourney is big.

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Don't Trust Preconceived Notions

He's just an amazing guy. You'd have to meet him personally to understand because I could never express how inspiring the guy is. Let me offer this feeble attempt.He's a student here at Carolina. He's modest, refusing me permission to use his real name. For convenience, let's call him "Johnny Doe." Don't let the alias fool ya though ... he's anything but your typical college dude. Upon first glance, you probably wouldn't think Mr. Doe was that spectacular. He's pretty average looking (although his sense of style is fierce).

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Cameron Mitchell's Column Only 'Smut,' Disgrace to the DTH

TO THE EDITOR:Much to my dismay, The Daily Tar Heel has reached an all-time low with the quality of the content it provides On Feb. 2, I was shocked to learn that the DTH is now printing smut. Cameron Mitchell's column, "Sex Isn't Bad -- Try It This Weekend" was disgraceful and inappropriate. Furthermore, the message was simplistic in nature, lacked substance and could have been conveyed without the explicit details. Who's editing the DTH anyway? Larry Flynt?

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Clearing the Dance Floor

When senior Cristy Irvin came to UNC as a freshman in the fall of 1998, she was looking for a way to reach out to the whole campus.But it wasn't until her sophomore year that the international studies major from Tampa, Fla., found the right niche -- working with the UNC Dance Marathon."Carolina is so incredibly diverse, but there's rarely a unified feeling," she said.

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Spring Sports - Men's Tennis Eyes ACC Title

Nothing's for sure on North Carolina's men tennis team.Everything from uncertainty surrounding its top six players to injuries to an upset loss to Furman could make some coaches worry about the future.But Sam Paul doesn't worry. Instead, the Tar Heels' coach is looking forward to the rest of the year and sees his club as a contender for the ACC title.

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Forte Continues to Make Case For Player of the Year Accolades

Joseph Forte's 16-point, 6-of-19 shooting performance in North Carolina's 75-65 loss to Clemson on Sunday can be summed up in one short phrase: Poor Florida State.The sophomore shooting guard blitzed the Seminoles for 36 points -- two off of his career high -- as the No. 2 Tar Heels eased past FSU 95-67 at the Smith Center on Thursday.Floaters from the left wing here, a pull-up jumper from 12 feet there and a handful of penetrating drives through the Seminole defense were just too much for Florida State to handle."I was just trying to make sure we win," Forte said.

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$245 Million to Fund Genomics Work at UNC

Chancellor James Moeser announced the University's commitment to a campuswide genome science initiative Thursday, a move backed up by $245 million in public and private donations.A standing-room-only crowd of medical researchers and University officials gathered at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to hear Moeser announce that UNC is assuming a prominent role in the genomics field."We must be a leader," Moeser said.

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Men's Swimming In 2nd at ACCs

The North Carolina men's swimming and diving team kept defending champion Virginia within reach in the first day of the ACC Championships in Charlottesville, Va. UNC did not finish first in any event but still managed to wind up second when the day was done.Virginia is currently in first place in the team event with 256.5 points. North Carolina follows with 211, while Florida State is third with 142.5. N.C. State is in fourth place heading into the second day of competition with 123 points, and Maryland is in fifth (110).

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Spring Sports - UNC Golfers Anticipate Challenging Season

With a little luck and a few things done differently, the North Carolina women's golf team would have made it to the NCAA championships at the end of the 2000 season.Instead the team placed third in the ACC and 17th in the NCAA Eastern Regionals to cap off a season of steady improvement.Although this season began much the same as the last, UNC coach Sally Austin hopes her team's story will have a different ending this May.Once again, the Tar Heels improved constantly throughout the fall.

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Students Gather, Light Candles to Protest Nike

The snow and freezing rain did not stop the students who walked out of their classes Thursday to protest alleged poor labor conditions in a Nike Corp. contracted factory in Mexico.Members of the Students for Economic Justice, as well as other labor-conscious students, gathered at noon at South Building in the latest of their continued efforts against Nike."Nike has not been responsible for any positive action in this situation," said senior SEJ member Kea Parker.SEJ is specifically angry with the situation in the Kukdong factory in Puebla, Mexico.

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UNC Gives FSU `Old-Fashioned Whipping'

The 21,652 fans who packed the Smith Center on Thursday night hardly seemed interested that Florida State's Adrian Crawford had just drilled a 3-pointer with 3:59 left.Instead, the sellout crowd had its eyes focused on the four big screen televisions showing replays of Julius Peppers' alley-oop dunk 13 seconds earlier.Second-ranked North Carolina was well on its way to a 95-67 victory against the Seminoles, and Crawford's shot was -- at best -- trivial. Those who saw Crawford's make knew it cut UNC's lead to 25 points.

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Spring Sports - Haus Faces `Issue' in Inexperienced Defense

Take a minute, look at the North Carolina lacrosse team, and absorb the irony.If you want to understand this team, follow the irony, because it'll take you to the heart of the 2001 edition Tar Heels.Let's start with the not-so-subtle.John Haus, the first-year head coach and UNC alumnus, is a renowned defensive specialist. He was a defenseman when he played and he was defensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins. Simply, defense is his specialty.What does Haus inherit at UNC?The most inexperienced defensive unit Chapel Hill has seen in years.

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Spring Sports - Rebuilding Tradition

These were glory days for the Tar Heel lacrosse program. And John Haus was there.He was a four-year starter on close defense for the Tar Heels from 1980 to '83. Now he's been handed the responsibility of rekindling the fire that once burned so brightly within the program."There was a lot of excitement, and we were very successful," Haus said. "And, obviously, the key to having people come out and watch you is if you're successful and you win games. And we were.

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Festival Jazzes Up UNC Campus

Where it might have been a 30-second ditty, the 2001 Carolina Jazz Festival has become a mammoth, 27-bar solo.Before, the festival usually totaled about 10 events, but, by its 24th year, the festival has almost doubled.

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BOT Hears Developers' UNC Plans

The UNC Board of Trustees heard a presentation from consultants Thursday on developments in the proposed campus Master Plan.Chancellor James Moeser said at the Master Plan Committee meeting that the University's plan for long-term growth is "under major timing deadlines," due to a housing squeeze on South Campus.Moeser also said new family housing needs to be built soon to replace Odum Village before it surpasses its life expectancy.

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Spring Sports - UNC Eyes Championships

The new North Carolina men's lacrosse poster for the 2001 season recently caught women's lacrosse coach Jenny Slingluff Levy's eye.The poster shows something she wants. Slingluff Levy looked in awe at the tradition the poster encapsulated in the team's highlights. The men's team began its winning tradition in 1981.

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