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Tuesday January 25th

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Ambassador Stresses British, U.S. Cooperation

The British ambassador to the United States addressed UNC students Monday, emphasizing the importance of cooperation and communication between the United States and the United Kingdom. But the event's scope broadened when activists from Students United for a Responsible Global Environment forced the ambassador to address U.N.

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Class Shares Findings on Environmental Racism

More than 40 students gathered Monday night to present research and talk trash about the controversy of the Eubanks Road landfill in Chapel Hill and the accompanying issue of environmental racism. Valerie Kaalund, professor of African-American studies at UNC, headed up the research and involved students from her class, "Bioethics in the African Diaspora," which examined the 28-year fight against unclean water, unacceptable living conditions and dumping of domestic waste in the Eubanks Road neighborhood. Kaalund said local government is ignoring the concerns of the Eubanks residents.

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Discussions Begin onUNC Court

The temperature outside was frigid, but the cold weather did not stop heated discussion about UNC's Honor Court proceedings from resuming Monday night. Prompted by recent critiques of the University's student-led judicial system, the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor held a sparsely attended open forum at the Paul Green Theatre in hopes of further examining the University's Honor Court. About 30 students and administrators - including Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Sue Kitchen and members of SACC, the Honor Court and attorney general staffs - discussed awareness, the me

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Death Penalty Opponents Promise to Keep Fighting To Abolish the Practice

TO THE EDITOR: The last few articles in The Daily Tar Heel concerning capital punishment are quite pathetic because they only display the lack of education of the writers concerning the death penalty. I encourage responsible advocates to investigate both sides of any controversial issue in order to make the most intellectual and worthy arguments. In yesterday's column regarding the death penalty ("Abolishing the Death Penalty Removes Individual Autonomy"), T.L.

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A Cut Above the Rest? 2 Try to Make Squad

The pleas were cautious and continuous. Mike Cooke didn't want to be singled out; he didn't want to be the focal point. Nor did Philip Griffin. They just wanted to fit in, to be like the rest of the guys. They didn't want the rest of the North Carolina baseball team to resent the attention they - the squad's two new walk-ons - were receiving. After all, that late September day was just their first practice. Their futures with the team were yet unknown, and the two wanted to avoid being the story. Despite their modesty, Cooke and Griffin are the story.

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The Fabrics of Life

Inspect Deone Powell's closet, and one will soon realize we are living in a material world, and Powell is a material boy. Gap, American Eagle, Polo, Abercrombie & Fitch, Kenneth Cole and Timberland are his brands of choice. "I'm a sucker for clothes," Powell said.

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StudentsSupportAIDS Day

A line of more than 200 students stretched from the Bell Tower down South Road on Friday afternoon as students gathered to march in support of AIDS awareness and prevention. The event recognized World AIDS Day with a 1 1/2-mile walk beginning at the Bell Tower and ending at Polk Place.

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Honor Court Reassessment Long Overdue

It has been a couple months since the open Honor Court case of two computer science students brought accusations of incompetence and bias across the pages of The Daily Tar Heel. But now that the controversy has passed, it's time for us to move on and address the real question here: Was this case an aberration, or are there real problems to be addressed with the honor system? And if so, what's the best way to handle them? We are not alone in asking these questions. The University of Virginia has been grappling with reforming its own honor system for years.

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Parker Fights Foul Trouble, Pleases Parents With Win

By Bret Strelow Assistant Sports Editor After the final buzzer sounded, Jason Parker walked to midcourt and stared into the Smith Center crowd. Parker quickly spotted his father, Jesse, standing in the front row near the Kentucky bench. The Wildcats had just beaten North Carolina 93-76, and Jesse extended his right arm and gave his son a congratulatory thumbs up. "We're just glad we got the win," Jesse Parker said. "They were 1-3, so this really was a big win for them." Jason Parker had a hand in stopping the Wildcats' slide.

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Sweet 16: Tar Heels Capture Another NCAA Championship

By James Giza Assistant SportSaturday Editor SAN JOSE, Calif. - At some level, even if it happens to be buried somewhere deep in his subconscience, the national titles have to start blending together for North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance. Was it 1987, when we went undefeated and won the NCAA championship? No, wait, that was every season from 1986 to 1989. And again from 1991 to 1993. Oh, plus, 1984 and 1997.

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Help Prevent Sexual Assault

Dear Advocates for Sexual Assault Prevention, I didn't even realize what I was doing until I saw the sign: Orange County Rape Crisis Center. I could not believe that I was going to a rape crisis center. Somehow coming to this building and beginning this process made what had happened to me years before finally real, and I didn't like that feeling.

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Community's Holiday Parade Combines Tradition, Diversity

Marching bands, cattle and a plethora of antlers characterized Saturday's Chapel Hill-Carrboro holiday parade. Families lined Franklin Street on Saturday, watching more than 100 parade units go by. Some observers make the parade, which dates back to 1948, an annual tradition, such as Chapel Hill resident Mary Jane Young. "We love the parades; we come every year," Young said. A festive atmosphere was present in the Christmas sweaters, bells and fuzzy brown antler headpieces bystanders wore. As more floats and participants passed by, the crowd's enthusiasm swelled.

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Defending Champs Utilize Experience

By Roland Hoffman Staff Writer The difference between the Indiana and North Carolina men's soccer teams was simply a matter of experience. For the Tar Heels, the quarterfinal game marked the farthest they had advanced in the NCAA tournament since Anson Dorrance took them to the semifinals in 1987. On the other hand, Indiana's 1-0 victory against the top-seeded Tar Heels on Saturday at Fetzer Field marked the Hoosiers' 13th straight NCAA tournament victory and their third straight on the road. And although the Hooisers have lost six matches this season, they also happen to

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Walk-Ons Fulfill Dreams On UNC's Varsity Teams

By Nolan Hayes Sports Editor Jim Everett came to UNC as an unlikely candidate to play varsity basketball. He didn't make the varsity squad at Providence High School in Charlotte until his senior year. Even then, he never started a game. Not one. Yet there he is every game, sitting in uniform on the UNC bench as a walk-on. He gets no scholarship money and only slightly more playing time, but he loves it. "It's awesome," Everett says. "It's like a dream come true just to be out here." Everett is one of many walk-ons fulfilling their athletic dreams at the University.

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Students Can Help Shape UNC's Future At Tuesday Forum

TO THE EDITOR: As a student, I am generally frustrated when campus expansion is mandated by the University, and as students, we just have to accept what is sent down from "on high." That is why I am so glad to be apart of a forum that actively seeks students' opinions that can change the face of this campus for the next 30 years. On Tuesday, University officials will hold a student forum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chase Dining Hall to discuss a proposed facility that would be located at the current Ramshead parking lot.

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UNC's Hopes for 1st Title Slip Away

By Ian Gordon Staff Writer No one thought one goal would be enough. One goal couldn't beat a North Carolina men's soccer team that had averaged more than three during the regular season. That's what people thought. But that's exactly what happened Saturday against Indiana. Despite the fact that the Tar Heels outshot the Hoosiers 18-8, Indiana beat UNC 1-0 at Fetzer Field in an NCAA quarterfinal match.

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