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Sunday February 5th

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Student Emphasizes That Many Liberties Resulted From Success in Fighting

TO THE EDITOR: I think that many of the students at UNC that have been protesting U.S. military action in Afghanistan and writing articles of this sort are overlooking a very important fact. Everything we do in our lives from morning to night, from writing in to a newspaper to voting, has been given to us because people fought, killed and died for these freedoms. So before you sign your petition protesting war, think about how that right was given to you.

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ArtsCenter Offers Classes, Dancing

Nearly 20 Triangle residents flock to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro each Tuesday. Eager to brush up on their East Coast swing skills, the students learn the Charleston under the instructor's watchful eyes. While "What a Difference a Day Makes" blares out of a stereo, the instructor offers advice as the rest of the room keeps dancing. And when all is said and done, some students convened for a post-swing trip to Red Hot & Blue, energized by the previous hour.

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Council to Research Construction, Roads

Local officials decided Monday night that development of an area off U.S. 15-501 will be postponed until more research can be done. Reacting to petitions requesting a moratorium on potential development in that area, the Chapel Hill Town Council decided to schedule a work session for next January. The council reviewed three petitions Monday night, one from the Chapel Hill Transportation Board, another from the Community Design Commission and a third from town residents.

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`Joy Ride' Takes Turn for the Better

Joy Ride 4 Stars Most college students' road trips include hitting local bars and maybe picking up a hitchhiker. In the new thriller "Joy Ride," there is more running from a crazed trucker using a big rig in way he shouldn't than radio sing-alongs and arguing over who has to drive next. Lewis (Paul Walker) is driving home to New Jersey after his freshman year at Berkeley, but this is no "Fast and the Furious" driving. He's crossing the country in a clunky used car, only stopping to pick up his high school gal pal Vinnia (Leelee Sobieski) from school in Boulder, Colo.

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Parents' Concern Prompts Reform Of Pledge Policy

Because some local schools do not offer students the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, some parents are insisting that teachers and administrators in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools reform the policy. Since the U.S. Supreme Court's 1943 ruling in West Virginia Board of Education vs. Barnette, public schools cannot force children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools have no policy on the pledge and leave the decision up to individual schools and teachers.

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Cosby Brings Wit, Laughter to Memorial Hall

Only two people can come to Chapel Hill, call women "evil," and get away with it. One is Gary Birdsong, the "Pit preacher." The other is Bill Cosby. In two performances at Memorial Hall on Friday night, Cosby delivered a routine on the double standards of men and women in relationships, particularly marriage. "When you love a woman, and you love to look at her, and you love to just think about her -- you never expect that that woman who is so sweet and kind is capable of such evil," he said.

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Mayoral Candidates Articulate Views on Environment

Chapel Hill mayoral candidates convened at the Chapel Hill Town Hall on Monday night for the first forum of the election season. The forum, which was sponsored by the Orange-Chatham Group of the Sierra Club, was divided into three sections, each section presenting new questions for the candidates. The sections allowed Chapel Hill residents and members of the club to hear candidates express their views on environmental issues. Candidates voiced their opinions on issues such as water pollution in local streams, widening Columbia Road and tree ordinances in Chapel Hill.

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Milo Returns to the Stage, Puts on High-Energy Show

Milo Go! Studios Friday, Sept. 21 3 Stars Replete with screaming vocals, sweat-stained shirts and a hard rock attitude, student band Milo hit the stage at Go! Rehearsal Studios for its first performance of the fall semester. Milo kicked off its set with "Nothing Given," playing to a full house of predominately Greek audience members with pregame fever festering deep inside.

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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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