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Wednesday February 1st

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Club to Promote International Interaction

About 20 students participated in a discussion in Dey Hall on Wednesday about the parallels between recent and historical events during a new campus organization's first meeting. The organization, called Rotaract, brought UNC political science professors Deil Wright and James White to lecture on the Pearl Harbor and World Trade Center attacks. Rotaract, which is affiliated with the Rotary Club, is an international program aimed at promoting positive interaction between young people around the world.

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10-Digit Local Calls Aim to Ease Growth

Chapel Hill residents soon will have to dial 10 digits in order to make local phone calls. Although UNC students will have to dial 10 digits to call telephone numbers off campus, telecommunication official Brent Sutton said the change will not affect the University's five-digit dialing system. The extended dialing system is slated to go into effect Feb. 6, 2002. One month later, a new 984 area code will be added.

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Airports Appeal to FAA: Loosen Some Safety Rules

Airport officials are petitioning the Federal Aviation Administration to lift some of the newly imposed security regulations because of increased burdens and revenue loss. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport requested this week that the FAA get rid of certain blanket restrictions that officials feel are not significantly contributing to safety and instead are causing problems at the airport.

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Assault Suspect May Face Jail

A UNC student could be facing jail time after he was arrested early Sunday morning for throwing glass bottles at students in Fraternity Court and fleeing police. Adam Davis, 19, of 748 Morrison Residence Hall, was charged with two felony counts of assault inflicting bodily injury, three misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, reports state. Reports state that Chapel Hill police apprehended Davis on Pritchard Avenue at 4:51 a.m. after he ran from the scene at 109 Fraternity Court.

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Tar Heels Manhandle Volunteers in 5-2 Win

KNOXVILLE, TENN. -- Top-ranked North Carolina continued its finishing ability as the women's soccer team scored five goals on 15 shots Wednesday night in a 5-2 win against 18th-ranked Tennessee at the Tennessee Soccer Complex. UNC (6-0) was led by senior midfielder Jena Kluegel, who scored twice and added an assist. Freshman striker Anne Morrell also scored twice. Tennessee (4-3) became the first team to score on the Tar Heels this season as the Lady Volunteers tallied a pair of goals in the final 16 minutes of the match.

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System's Share Of Budget Falls

Although the percentage of the N.C. budget devoted to the UNC system has declined steadily in recent years, officials insist that higher education has not become less important to state legislators. During the 2001 fiscal year, North Carolina will devote 12.4 percent of its total budget to the UNC system -- down from 12.9 percent in 2000 and about 15 percent just a decade ago. The 16-campus UNC system receives about 40 percent of its annual funding from state appropriations.

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Northside Residents Ask for More Protection

The Chapel Hill Town Council and mayor are calling on local officials to bolster enforcement for Northside Chapel Hill -- an area residents say faces a drug problem. Vernell Jones, representing the residents of Northside, asked town officials Monday night to step up law enforcement efforts in the area, which is located north of Rosemary Street near the Carrboro border. "Our community is not safe for our children or the residents," Jones said, adding that the neighborhood is a center for drug activities.

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Town Council Passes Revised Noise Ordinance

The Chapel Hill Town Council approved revisions to the town's noise ordinance Monday night, lowering the legal noise level in residential areas and making exemption permits available only for Fridays and Saturdays. The revamped ordinance, which passed 8-1, also increases noise levels in business and industrial areas. The newly passed ordinance states that noise in a residential area cannot exceed 50 decibels during the day and 45 at night. Previously the ordinance mandated 60 decibels during the day and 50 at night.

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Chapel Hill Resident Urges Voters To Support Pavao on Election Day

TO THE EDITOR: The Town of Chapel Hill very much needs its most experienced and courageous leadership at this time. That's why I urge my fellow citizens to support and vote for Lee Pavao as our mayor. His platform and record of accomplishments on the crucial issues of the day are clear over the 15 years he has lived here. Lee chose Chapel Hill as his home and has dedicated himself to making this a better place for all of us.

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CDS: Arrests Are No Danger to Students

Carolina Dining Services officials say a recent string of employee arrests are isolated incidents and that students have no reason to fear for their safety. But a few adjustments are being made to the working relationship between management and staff to prevent further disputes. In addition to recently implementing background checks on all newly hired workers, Aramark Corp. -- the company in charge of hiring for CDS -- has been holding meetings with managers and employees every week and stressing the guidelines in the employee handbook.

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Addition of Smoothie Bar to SRC Delayed

Construction and health code regulations have delayed the addition of a smoothie bar to the weight machines and upbeat music of the Student Recreation Center. The original plan was for Aramark Corp., the Carolina Dining Services provider, to have a Freshens Yogurt and Smoothie facility serving SRC patrons by the end of Labor Day weekend. UNC Aramark representative Evan Klingman said construction on the bar will now begin before the end of the semester. He said the construction delay results mainly from having to meet strict codes from N.C. Health Department.

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UNC Rebounds, Defeats Bulldogs

It wasn't pretty. Sometimes it hardly looked like soccer. But it was exactly what the North Carolina men's soccer team needed as it shut out UNC-Asheville 3-0 Tuesday night at Fetzer Field. Coming off a 2-0 loss at Virginia on Saturday, UNC coach Elmar Bolowich said Tuesday's game against the Bulldogs (2-4) was good preparation for Saturday's match against Duke. "We still need to find our team shape and rhythm," Bolowich said. "We are still experimenting with some personnel to give them a look and a chance to contribute."

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Tar Heels Overpower Charlotte

You've heard of "thunder and lightning." But Tuesday at Carmichael Auditorium, "thunder and thunder" were in effect as North Carolina whipped Charlotte 3-0 (30-19, 30-20, 30-22). Sophomore Nicole Reis and junior Laura Greene ripped 16 and 13 kills, respectively, through the 49er defense, sending echoes throughout the gym. The first game was Reis' to dominate, as she strung together three successive kills to give her team a 28-19 lead on the way to the 30-19 win. "I was confident," Reis said. "I wanted the ball."

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Comedian's Work Reflects Southern Life Experiences

Comic. Pro wrestling writer. Self-titled "crazy ghost researcher man." Larry Weaver has worn many hats throughout his life and now makes a living sharing his experiences and his insights the best way he knows how -- through laughter. Speaking with excitement about his new comedy album, Looking for Fun, North Carolina native and UNC alumnus Weaver has hopes to "become more of a name in (his) home state." Strangely enough, Weaver already has become a name almost everywhere but his home state.

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LGBT March Peaceful, Emphasizes Unity

Despite safety concerns that proved to be unrealized, 15 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and other student groups marched peacefully Tuesday evening in a show of support for LGBT students on campus. Members of the Queer Network for Change, Black Student Movement, Carolina Union Activities Board and student government paraded down sidewalks from South Building to Hinton James Residence Hall holding a rainbow flag and wearing "celebrate diversity" stickers.

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Outreach Proceeds Sans Director

Officials from the Carolina Center for Public Service say the group is effectively helping those who are in need after recent terrorist attacks, despite vacancies in the group's leadership. CCPS Associate Director Rachel Windham left her post Friday, nearly three months after Nick Didow resigned as the CCPS's director. The center currently is searching for a replacement for Didow to lead its third year of operation.

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Tragedy No Excuse to Ignore Law

After the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, Scott Maitland put up a banner that read "God Bless America; Woe to Our Enemies" at his place of business. Maitland, who owns Top of the Hill on 100 E. Franklin St. and served in the Gulf War, thought he was only expressing his patriotic view and supporting the country. However, Maitland also was violating a Chapel Hill ordinance that regulates the size of temporary noncommercial signs on private property. His 20 square foot banner was larger than the six square feet allowed. So town officials made restaurant workers take it down.

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N.C. Could Get Tougher ID Restrictions

N.C. lawmakers might pass legislation requiring proof of residency for those seeking N.C. identification cards and driver's licenses because of an influx of illegal aliens seeking IDs. A state legislator also said the state's policy of issuing IDs might have aided some suspects in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Under N.C. law, anyone in the state can receive ID cards and licenses without showing proof of residency.

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UNC Offcials Back Local Arab and Muslim Groups

UNC's Office of Minority Affairs is offering support to Muslim and Arab students in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on the United States. While the University has been free of formal reports of serious verbal and physical assaults on Muslim and Arab students, the Office of Minority Affairs is trying to start dialogue between racial and religious groups to prevent hateful acts that have occurred across the country.

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