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Thursday December 8th

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Celebration Marks Hospitals' Opening

Among balloons, children, sunshine and music, a 15-year-old dream became a celebrated reality. Hospital employees, University officials, politicians and state residents gathered in front of the new N.C. Children's and Women's hospitals on Saturday to witness the facilities' dedication. "This is a historic day for UNC Hospitals and for the women and children of North Carolina," said Eric Munson, president and CEO of UNC Hospitals.

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Campus Forum to Center on Growth Plan

The Faculty Council, Employee Forum and student government are sponsoring a forum today to present the University's proposed Development Plan to the campus community. The Development Plan, which includes portions of UNC's Master Plan, details campus growth for the next eight years. The forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Carroll Hall auditorium. It will allow students, faculty and community members to be aware of the University's plans for campus growth.

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UNC Senior Found Dead; Officials Suspect Drug Use Involved

A 20-year-old UNC senior was found dead at his Carrboro residence on Friday, and officials suspect his cause of death involved drug use. The deceased student, Daniel S. Walker of 92 Pine St. in Carrboro was a student in UNC's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Carrboro Police Capt. Joel Booker said Saturday that officials were concerned the use of tainted drugs might have contributed to Walker's death. "There's concern over possible drug use and the possibility of an overdose or that there could have been some tainted drugs in the area," Booker said.

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Horace Williams Project Gains Leadership

The Horace Williams Tract, UNC's next project for development in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, has lacked formal leadership -- until now. On Sept. 5, Chancellor James Moeser, in his State of the University address, confirmed that Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, will take the helm for planning of the property.

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Don't Call it a Comeback: F1 Round Two

Hello again everyone. For those of you who don't know me, do not remember me or cannot read the byline under the little picture, my name is Adam Shupe. I'm a sophomore this year, still majoring in indecision. You have to love how the University puts "Undecided" on every single record they have on you. They might as well just brand it into my forehead or paint a scarlet U on my chest. Just in case you all don't remember, last year I authored a somewhat inane, rarely coherent, but always amusing weekly advice column that ran exclusively at www.dailytarheel.com.

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This Week in Tar Heel History ...

12 Years Ago This week in 1989, rocker Tom Petty played the last stop of his tour at the Dean Smith Center. Petty made sure to play at least one song from each of the eight albums he had released at the time. 29 Years Ago This week in 1972, a proposal was made by Barry Burns, a Republican candidate for the General Assembly, to install breathalyzer machines in N.C. nightclubs to determine whether patrons were safe to drive home. 46 Years Ago

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State Assembly Just Another Crafty Hooker

Is anyone else's ass still sore from being retroactively screwed by the N.C. General Assembly? The bruising is slowly subsiding, but I'm not sure it's safe to remove the package of frozen peas from off my bum. Thankfully, however, the General Assembly left my wallet much lighter than they found it. So now that its bulkiness has been depleted I should not worry about aggravating my bruises when I slip it into my back pocket.

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Survey: Children With Different Needs Overlooked

Assistant City Editor Despite the recognition given to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the results of an educational survey have sparked some concern that the system could be overlooking special-needs students. At Thursday night's Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education meeting, school officials presented the Exceptional Education Resource Services Survey.

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No Problem for UNC In Games Without Duo

Maybe life without Jena Kluegel and Catherine Reddick won't be so bad after all. While Kluegel and Reddick were in Chicago on Sunday donning the stars and stripes of the U.S. women's national soccer team, the North Carolina women's soccer team passed the second of its first two tests without the duo. The Tar Heels beat No. 8 Penn State 3-0 Sunday at Fetzer Field, the second of two shutouts they recorded during this weekend's Carolina Nike Classic. UNC blanked Charlotte 5-0 on Friday.

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Survey: Children With Different Needs Overlooked

By Kathleen Wirth Assistant City Editor Despite the recognition given to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the results of an educational survey have sparked some concern that the system could be overlooking special-needs students. At Thursday night's Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education meeting, school officials presented the Exceptional Education Resource Services Survey.

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Dedication Reveals New Hospitals

Stainless steel. Cold. Sterilized. For many people, these are words associated with a visit to the hospital. But UNC Hospitals officials and staff hope to ease some patient and family anxiety with the patient-friendly design of the newly constructed N.C. Women's and Children's Hospitals, which were dedicated Saturday.

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Event Kicks Off 10th Year of Second Sunday Readings

Staff Writer Literary illuminati and lovers of literature alike gathered Sunday for a celebration of N.C. writing as the 10th year of the Second Sunday Readings kicked off at the Carolina Inn. The Second Sunday Readings, a series that hosts two N.C. writers each month, is sponsored by the North Caroliniana Society, the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library and UNC's own Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.

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Web Site Designed to Catch Internet Plagiarism

Enter the words "term paper" on a search engine and a number of Web sites appear advertising pre-written term papers for sale. But one Internet company has a program to curb such cheating. More than 100 universities, including Duke University, and thousands of high schools, subscribe to turnitin.com, a program used to catch Internet plagiarism. The program works when students or instructors type questionable text on the Web site.

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Chancellor Should Up Tuition Last

If you've spent any time on campus and sober this semester, you'll have noticed those blue construction fences blossoming all over the north campus. As workers continue extensive renovations on several central areas of UNC, the time is ripe to look at days to come, to consider what lies ahead for the University. Chancellor James Moeser outlined his own vision for UNC's future at his State of the University address last week.

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Women's Soccer Shuts Out Weekend Foes

The Penn State women's soccer team began Sunday's game against No. 1 North Carolina with the same intensity as the thunder clouds threatening Fetzer Field. But fortunately for the Tar Heels, the Nittany Lion attack dissipated as quickly as the inclement weather. UNC held off Penn State's early offensive onslaught and defeated the No. 8 Nittany Lions 3-0. The win was the second of the weekend for North Carolina. The Tar Heels opened play in the Carolina Nike Classic with a 5-0 victory against Charlotte on Friday.

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Fiesta Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Elena Peot stood on a seat in the shuttle bus, gazing out the window in amazement. The young girl and her parents, Lydia Chang and Mark Peot, were three people of an estimated 44,000 who attended La Fiesta del Pueblo on Saturday. The family spent their afternoon soaking in the sights and sounds of Latin American culture. The fiesta was held at Chapel Hill High School, and people from all backgrounds took part in the festivities.

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Longhorns Stampede Over Tar Heels

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas controlled Saturday's football game with North Carolina so much that by its end, the Longhorns got to choose their final score. Brett Robin scored a touchdown for a 44-14 lead with 36 seconds remaining in the game. The Longhorns lined up for a two-point conversion, backup quarterback Major Applewhite took the snap and then took a knee.

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Council Asks to Cut Class Days

The UNC Faculty Council passed a resolution Friday asking for more autonomy when determining its academic calendar in hopes of decreasing the number of classroom days. The resolution urges the UNC-system Board of Governors to allow each institution in the 16-campus system to modify its 150-day academic year.

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