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Thursday December 8th

Women's Tennis


Women's Soccer Learns, Regroups

Henry Ford once said, "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." If that's the case, then North Carolina women's soccer team hasn't stopped staring at its goal of another national championship since the first practice of the season. Heading into this weekend's Carolina Nike Classic, the nation's No. 1 team has remained optimistic. Some of the team entered the season out of shape, but at least everyone's healthy.

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DTH Picks of the Week

During last week's revelry, the DTH kids managed to do something never before seen on these pages -- pick a game that didn't exist. So add an extra loss for sheer stupidity, and get ready to hit the trail to Texas.

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Texas-Sized Challenge Awaits UNC

Game and time: North Carolina at Texas. Kickoff is at noon EST. Site: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field. TV/radio: ABC will televise the game nationally. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360 AM. Records: North Carolina 0-2. Texas 1-0. Series: Texas leads 4-3. Personnel update: North Carolina -- WR Brandon Russell (sprained left medial collateral ligament) is out, OL Jupiter Wilson (right calf bruise) is probable.

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Broad: BOG Wary of More Tuition Increases

UNC-system President Molly Broad said Thursday that the Board of Governors has a number of issues to consider before it would be ready to approve a campus-initiated tuition increase for UNC-Chapel Hill this year. A slew of campus-initiated tuition requests during the past two years has prompted the BOG to consider a review of its tuition-setting policy, adopted in 1998. But in his State of the University address Wednesday, Chancellor James Moeser announced that he will bring a five-year plan for tuition increases before the UNC-CH Board of Trustees this fall. Broad said the present

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N.C. Action Not in Line With Nation

North Carolina has stood out from the pack, albeit good or bad, in recent weeks as various organizations released studies on topics ranging from SAT scores to the most "family friendly" cities in the nation. But now the state is making headlines in a different arena. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the number of executions across the country is down dramatically for the second year in a row. Virginia and Texas, once noted for having the most executions, have shown sharp declines.

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Atypical Republican Candidate Joins U.S. Senate Race

Ada Fisher is not the typical Republican senatorial candidate -- she is a black, Jewish woman who supports stem cell research. Fisher, a Salisbury resident, announced this week that she will seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated when Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., retires in Jan.

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Filming, Writing, Farming: Professor's Field of Dreams

A large poster of a picturesque forest on UNC English Professor Gena Diamant's wall reads, "In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks." It is an appropriate motto for Diamant, who has high expectations for herself and the resourcefulness to fulfill them. Even the oddly shaped, chalky rock on the shelf in her office has to serve three purposes -- it's a bookend, pen holder and reminder of the beach she found it on. The 37-year-old American Literature Ph.D takes advantage of all the area has to offer.

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Campus Groups Concerned About Low Funds

Some student groups are scrambling to put together their fund requests in hopes of getting a piece of the especially small $11,500 pie Student Congress has to dole out this semester. While Congress usually has between $35,000 and $40,000 to allocate to campus groups in the fall, it has about a quarter of that amount for this semester. Some student groups are concerned the first come, first serve policy Congress is using to allocate funds will leave their organizations shortchanged. Congress members say the shortage of funds is a result of last year's Congress not paying the Student

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Car Strikes UNC Student Near Bell Tower

A UNC student suffered minor injuries Thursday morning after she was struck by a car while crossing South Road in front of the Bell Tower. Sophomore Julia Blackburn was on the way to her 9:30 a.m. class when a 1997 Jeep driven by Chapel Hill resident Joel Kilby ran into her, said Maj. Jeff McCracken, deputy director of the Department of Public Safety. This is the second accident to involve a pedestrian or cyclist colliding with a vehicle since the DPS instituted a traffic safety awareness campaign two weeks ago.

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Showdown With Brown

Mack Brown helped make North Carolina football history. Then like a cattle driver on the range, Brown was history, leaving clouds of dust and hoofprints behind. His time in Chapel Hill exceeded productivity. By the time Brown moved on, UNC's record had flip-flopped from the 1-10 marks his teams posted his first two years as head coach in 1988 and 1989. He left having earned six straight bowl berths and with a No. 6 national ranking in '97. Brown and his success were instrumental in getting built the 78,000-square-foot Frank H.

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UNC Falls to Fifth in Public School Rankings

UNC, in the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the nation's best colleges, fell three spots -- knocking the school out of the nation's top 25 universities -- to tie with Tufts University at 28th. UNC's ranking among the nation's public colleges fell by two, making it the 5th best public university nationwide. The annual report, which will hit newsstands Monday, is a popular guide for prospective college students.

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Local Parking Lot in Violation Of Zoning Laws

A local privately owned parking lot that has undergone scrutiny during the last year is in violation of zoning ordinances, town officials said. A letter was sent Tuesday from the Chapel Hill Inspections Department to the owner of the property, a Nations Bank branch in Durham. But spaces in the parking lot, which is located on U.S.

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Volleyball Changes Scoring

With its matches often running up to three hours and its rules too confusing for casual fans, collegiate women's volleyball has been given a major facelift. The most noticeable of the new rule changes brought on by the NCAA and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports is the switch from sideout volleyball to a rally scoring format. Matches used to be played best-of-five. The first four games were played to 15, and a team could score only on serve.

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Education by The Numbers: The Rankings

Do students care about U.S. News & World Report's college and university rankings? Probably not. Do students care if higher education is being fundamentally mucked up? Zip on that one, too. Let's rephrase the last two questions: Anyone care if your college education is being manipulated by U.S. News? Maybe a bit. Here's the lowdown -- the rankings are affecting you personally. Don't believe me? Pull out your last tuition bill -- it increased drastically since the 1995 and 1999 tuition hikes, a result of the rankings.

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University, Town Officials Question Housing Proposal

A more concrete proposal for affordable housing for University and town employees remains in the works, even though UNC recently rejected a town proposal. The town's original proposal, which University officials turned down during a workshop with the Chapel Hill Town Council last week, would have used bond money to build a new complex at 440 W. Franklin St.

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Barometer 09/07/01

Will Legislate for $ Student Congress realized Tuesday night that it has $40,000 less than it thought. Fortunately, this in no way affects Congress's usefulness. In the Cards Officials linked students' UNC ONE Cards to their Wachovia accounts this week, allowing them to run out of money much quicker. Download Downer The University announced it will limit file sharing on the campus network. Students will now be forced to buy their porn the old-fashioned way. For the Love of Money

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UNC Might See Higher Price Tag

When a committee on faculty salaries recommended a tuition increase to the Board of Trustees in 1999, students claimed the initiative was not a long-term solution to faculty salary problems. During Wednesday's State of the University address, Chancellor James Moeser affirmed that further tuition increases are needed to increase salaries. Moeser revealed his intentions to propose a five-year tuition increase plan to the BOT this fall.

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