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Saturday January 28th

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Cavs Make Men's Soccer Pay for Mental Lapses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was bound to hurt sooner or later. The North Carolina men's soccer team had gotten away with its mental mistakes. Its players had gotten away with lapses against lesser opponents. Virginia, however, wasn't about to let the Tar Heels off the hook. UVa. scored two goals on restarts en route to a 2-0 victory against the Tar Heels before 3,190 at Kl

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Fans Tear Down Kenan Goalpost in Celebration

As Saturday's football game against Florida State University drew to a close, thousands of ecstatic UNC students rushed onto the field ready to tear down the goalpost in Kenan Stadium's west end zone. But surprisingly, it was not until about 40 minutes later that the goalpost finally fell to the turf after its crossbar was broken. Steve Kirschner, director of athletic communications, said he was not surprised that the goalpost survived the student assault for so long.

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2-QB System Works Well for UNC

Another football game, another chapter added to the North Carolina quarterback saga. The latest installment Saturday featured the first look at the Tar Heels' new scheme to play backup redshirt freshman Darian Durant earlier in the game. The result was 301 yards of total offense, 232 of them in the air, as the Tar Heels defeated No. 6 Florida State 41-9. In the first half, senior starter Ronald Curry and Durant alternated series, with Curry running five and Durant three.

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APPLES Invites Those Who Seek to Belong To Join The Club

TO THE EDITOR: College entails more than just the classes and finding where you fit in on campus. So much can make your college experience more meaningful. There are numerous organizations, and it can be difficult to find the one that's right for you. However, if you are looking to find your place on campus, a place where you can help others, have fun, and meet great friends doing it, then I encourage you to come to an APPLES interest meeting.

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State Cuts Funding for Politics Program

As part of its budget for the next two fiscal years, the N.C. General Assembly voted Thursday to end funding for a program designed to improve University relations with southern politicians, journalists and media personalities. UNC's Program on Southern Politics, Media and Public Life existed in preliminary forms for several years but did not take its official form until last year, when it received $225,000 in funding from the legislature. With funding cut, the program finds itself on unstable ground.

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School Districts Discuss Possible Merger

The Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight with two local school boards to address the proposed $75 million bond package and the possibility of a school district merger. The commissioners will meet with the Orange County Board of Education and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education at 7:30 p.m. in the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill. Orange County officials said the three boards will discuss the impact of the bond package's $47 million allocated for education.

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4 Alumni Confirmed As Dead

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Ryan Kohart, a four-year letterman and one of the captains of the 1998 North Carolina men's lacrosse team, has been confirmed as one who lost his life in the World Trade Center disaster of Sept. 11. Kohart, who was a defenseman for the Tar Heels and played on teams from 1995-98, will be honored in a memorial service to be held at noon Saturday at the Cathedral of Incarnation on Cathedral Avenue in Ryan's hometown of Garden City, N.Y.

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GROUNDBREAKING

Fate has a wicked sense of humor. For years, fate has smiled on Florida State's football team, bearing it national title games and championship crowns. Heisman Trophy winners came and went, and Tallahassee was blessed by a glorious year-in-year-out glow of national dominance that few programs ever know. For years, fate has frowned on North Carolina, handing loss after loss. Injuries came to stay, coaches left, and Chapel Hill was cursed by a disturbing year-in-year-out trend of roller coaster seasons that programs dread.

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Families Must Move On, Not Live in Fear

Welcome back, my (I hope) consistent readers. While my column was absent from last week's paper, I have returned this week in full force. I even got some responses despite all the craziness lately. And expectedly, one deals with the recent tragedy. No, not Florida State's third ACC loss in 10 seasons. That's not a tragedy, it's payback. I'm talking about the recent terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, et. al. Speaking of which, this leads to our first question ...

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UNC Police Shouldn't Punish Fans

How `bout them Heels? I got painfully sunburned Saturday after having to stand up for hours with nothing to eat. And it was worth it. It was even worth all the resources this University dedicates to sports, often before things like education and intellectual growth. While renovations on the Student Union drag on and on, you can bet the varsity football players all have new shoes -- and I wouldn't have it any other way. I am referring, of course, to Saturday's athletic contest between the football teams representing UNC and the Florida State University.

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Keep Laughing Through Your Tears of Rage

I can conceive of only one thing more malevolent than the events that took place Sept. 11. Imagine that after having crashed the jetliners, the terrorists released laughing gas into the streets of New York. Maybe I'm the only one that thinks on this twisted level, but being incapable of expressing grief at a time when the only alternative to sadness is anger would drive me insane. Humans must express grief before they can mask pain with the guise of humor.

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UNC System to See Minimal Cuts

UNC-system officials and student leaders say the UNC system fared well in the recent round of budget debates, especially in light of the state's economic difficulties. The state budget, which the N.C. General Assembly passed Friday, will decrease the UNC system's recurring funding by about $14.5 million. But UNC-system President Molly Broad said the budget supports a majority of the system's needs and provides new funding for areas like enrollment growth and need-based student financial aid.

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Professor Points Out Mistake in DTH's `Eminent' Headline

TO THE EDITOR: The banner headline for your lead story on Friday was wrong. The headline read: "Bush: War Against Terror Eminent." What your headline writer meant to say was that the war against terror was "imminent." Such confusion is understandable, as the words do sound the same. However, "eminent" means "conspicuous," or "standing out" whereas "imminent" means "ready to take place." President Bush is certainly an eminent man, famous for his verbal gaffes, but I would chalk this one up to your headline writer. Howard Aldrich Kenan Professor of Sociology

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Students, Residents March for Peace

"Our grief is not a cry for war." "Wage peace." "War is infinite hubris." Signs bearing these and other similar messages were a part of the scene at McCorkle Place on Sunday -- the location of a march against war attended by nearly 600 people. "It was a cry in response to the call for war from many American people," said Nora Wilson, a Chapel Hill resident and member of the newly-formed Coalition to End the Cycle of Violence, a local community-based organization formed after the attacks.

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`King of the Hill' Writer Returns to Visit UNC

UNC alumnus and "King of the Hill" writer John Altschuler came to UNC on Thursday to teach other writers how to be the kings of their own hills. Altschuler spoke with roughly 40 students and faculty of UNC's creative writing program about his experiences as a working writer. A graduate of UNC, Altschuler is co-executive producer and a writer for Fox's hit animated comedy, "King of the Hill," now in its fifth season. While visiting family in North Carolina, Altschuler came to UNC to share his experiences as a struggling writer who has finally made it big.

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Budget Soon To Pass; It's About Time

Budget Soon To Pass; It's About Time April Bethea State & National Columnist A saga that has stolen the limelight of state government news for months might finally come to an end today. State legislators are set to vote on a $14.4 billion budget bill and end a three-month impasse. The House and Senate tentatively approved the budget Thursday and could take a final vote today during special sessions.

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Young, Injured 'Noles Mighty Task for UNC

Game and time: Florida State at North Carolina. Kickoff is at noon. Records: Florida State is 2-0, 1-0 in the ACC. North Carolina is 0-3, 0-1. Series: Florida State leads 11-0-1. Personnel: Florida State -- DB Jerome Carter (left elbow sprain) is probable; DE Charles Howard (hamstring) is probable; NG Travis Johnson (right ankle sprain) is questionable; FB Randy Golightly (Achilles) is out; DE Eric Powell (gunshot, lower back) is out; CB Leroy Smith (knee surgery) is out.

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Campus Post Offce Tightens Security

University and Chapel Hill postal stations are responding to a need for heightened security after last week's terrorist attacks. University postal officials began implementing an existing Federal Aviation Administration security policy Monday that requires customers mailing packages weighing more than 16 ounces to show a valid identification. The name on the identification also must match the name on the package's return address.

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N.C. Budget Slated For Final Approval

RALEIGH -- State legislators finally can utter the words they have been hoping to say for three months -- the state budget is complete. On Thursday both the House and Senate approved identical budget bills. Both chambers will vote on the bill again this morning -- state law mandates that any legislation raising revenue must be voted on two separate days. The legislation leaped its biggest hurdle Thursday afternoon when it was passed by the House in a 62-55 vote -- mostly along party lines. The Senate approved the budget just an hour later in a 32-15 vote, also along party lines.

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