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Thursday January 20th

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Republican to Vie for Speaker Post

By Jennifer Hagin The slim Democratic majority in the N.C. House of Representatives might provide an unusual opportunity for a member of the minority party to become speaker. Rep. Connie Wilson, R-Mecklenburg, recently announced her intention to seek the speaker post, making her the race's third candidate. The Democrats have a four-seat majority in the House, holding 62 seats to the Republicans' 58. Two Democrats - incumbent speaker Rep. Jim Black, D-Mecklenberg, and Rep.

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Memorabilia Pilfered From Smith Center

Unknown culprits took advantage of a desolate campus during Thanksgiving Break to swipe several pieces of prized memorabilia from the Smith Center. University police reports state that basketball merchandise worth about $1,100 was reported stolen at 6:17 a.m. Saturday. According to reports, maintenance personnel found the tunnel doors leading to the court propped open when they arrived Saturday morning. Reports state that the maintenance workers then found feces in the middle of the court and discovered that retired basketball jersey No.

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Police Roundup - 11/28/2000

<b>Police Catch Suspect In 2 Bank Robberies</b> Chapel Hill police arrested Roland Albert Corley, 54, of 1916 Hart St. in Durham, at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday with warrants for two bank robberies. Reports state that Corley approached the tellers at CCB at 1775 Dobbins Drive on two different occasions with a written note, demanding money. The first robbery occurred March 3, and the suspect obtained an unspecified amount of cash, reports state. A second robbery occurred Sept.

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Top UNC Officials Call for Review Of Honor Court

Student and faculty discontent in the wake of the computer science cheating case in late September might have quieted, but the debate over UNC's Honor Court system is far from over. In an ongoing effort to improve the University's student judicial system, some top UNC administrators - including Chancellor James Moeser - have asked faculty members to review the University's method of judicial governance. Moeser, who received many complaints from the University community after the hearing, said he fears some faculty lack confidence in the system.

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New Fire Station May Choose Form Over Function

The Chapel Hill Town Council finalized plans for a Southern Village fire station Monday night, after juggling costs and budgetary restraints. Financing the fire station, which will be located at the intersection of U.S. 15-501 and Bennett Road, meant sacrificing a proposed police substation in the Southern Village area. Officials consider a fire station necessary if Chapel Hill plans to annex the growing Southern Village in the future.

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VT Coach Decides to Stay Put

Jim Weaver made the prediction last Tuesday. "I full well expect - when the dust settles - that Frank Beamer will still be at Virginia Tech," Weaver, Virginia Tech's athletic director, told The Daily Tar Heel. The dust finally settled Monday. After three days filled with meetings with administrators in Blacksburg, Va., and Chapel Hill and talk of seven-figure salaries, Beamer made Weaver's wish come true. Beamer announced at a press conference Monday afternoon that he would remain the head football coach at Virginia Tech.

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Makeover to Close Undergrad

Although studying might not be UNC students' favorite pastime, the Undergraduate Library provides many with a cozy setting to deal with this necessary evil. But the Undergrad won't be a homework haven for much longer. Starting Dec. 19 at 5 p.m., the Undergrad will be closing its doors for a round of extensive renovations that will not be completed until nearly the end of 2002. "We've been planning for these renovations since 1995," said Diane Strauss, associate University librarian for public services.

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Bad Weather Slows Holiday Travel

The Associated Press Busy airports, congested roads, crowded trains, and wet, foggy weather in some parts of the country Sunday made the trip home that much longer for Thanksgiving travelers. With the Air Transport Association predicting a record 2.24 million passengers, airport officials across the nation had prepared for the worst. "They're all coming back at the same time," said Nancy Castles, spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport. She said 205,000 passengers were expected Sunday, up from the estimated 195,000 to 200,000 on the day a year ago.

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UNC Wins 6 Classes at Open

North Carolina captured first-place honors in six weight classes at the VerticalNet Open on Saturday at Carmichael Auditorium. Two UNC wrestlers earned second-place finishes. Chuckie Connor, Brad Byers, JohnMark Bentley, Chris DiGuiseppe, Corey Bell and Matt Kenny each won individual titles in their respective weight classes. Jake Reynolds and Clint Osborn were both runners-up for the Tar Heels.

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SBP Squabbles Not Addressing Real Problems

I didn't think I'd have to touch student elections until January. Apparently, I have miscalculated. Things started a bit earlier this year. Usually around this time, various chumps in Suite C or other student groups start resigning their posts with much pomp and pageantry to pursue the highest office on campus, student body president.

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CHHS Singers Join N.Y. Parade

The rigors of performing show tunes and providing community service in one of the world's largest cities could not dim the spirits of a group of Chapel Hill High School students this weekend. Members of the Chapel Hill High School Choral Department toughed out two 10-hour bus rides, early morning wake-up calls and a practice schedule befitting a professional dance troupe during their trip to New York City, where they performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "It was really tiring, but it was quite an experience," said junior Hallie Zook.

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No. 1 Men Move on To Final 8

Before the NCAA tournament, Dean Smith sent North Carolina men's soccer coach Elmar Bolowich a note with a simple message. Survive and advance. The Tar Heels survived a lackluster first half and scored three second-half goals to advance to the quarterfinals of the Men's College Cup with a 3-1 victory against Rhode Island on Sunday at Fetzer Field. "They picked up on that," Bolowich said of his players' response to the note.

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Davis Will Increase Hours, Security

When the Undergraduate Library's extensive repair and renovation process begins Dec. 19, the system of operations at Davis Library will experience a few modifications of its own. Most noticeable of these changes include an increase in the library's hours of operation beginning Jan. 9, according to associate University librarian for public services Diane Strauss. Davis will offer 24-hour service with the exception of Friday nights from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 11 a.m. Davis will also see other changes over the Winter Break.

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Professor Aids White House In Transition

A UNC political science professor is taking on the task of smoothing the White House's administrative transition for the new president of the United States - whomever that might be. Terry Sullivan is the associate director and a founder of White House 2001, a project designed to aid the new president in his transition into the White House and to help the new administrators learn their jobs before they start them. Between the election and the inauguration, the president-elect must fill 14 Cabinet posts, choose the White House staff, write an inauguration speech and set a $1.8 trillion

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Dominant or Not, Women Advance

Maybe it was domination. Maybe it wasn't. The point is arguable. But what is certain is the fact that the North Carolina women's soccer team is headed back to the NCAA final four for the 19th time in as many tries. The Tar Heels got two goals from senior forward Meredith Florance as they defeated Connecticut 3-0 at Fetzer Field on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Women's College Cup. "It was not too much dominance on one team today like they usually are," said Connecticut coach Len Tsantiris, who watched his team go out in the round of eight for the fifth time in six years.

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Freshman Leads ODU in Win Against UNC

Three years ago, Corrina Turner spent her falls and winters playing the clarinet in the marching band at Monsignor Edward Pace in Miami. Since then, the 6-foot-6 Old Dominion freshman has spent them lighting up opposing basketball teams. Saturday was no exception. Turner came off the bench for 21 points and 15 rebounds to send the Lady Monarchs past North Carolina 91-77 for their first win of the season. "Certainly, Corrina Turner had her coming-out party today," ODU coach Wendy Larry said. Turner just entered her third season of basketball.

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UNC's AIDS Week to Feature Films, HIV Tests

From Staff Reports UNC's World AIDS Day Planning Committee is set to kick off a week of AIDS awareness today in hopes of increasing student knowledge about the deadly disease. The week will begin with a film screening documenting a fictional AIDS character and will culminate with the World AIDS Day Walk, a chance for the University community to take action in honor of real AIDS victims. Barbara Jones, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, said the walk sums up the week's activities.

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A Peek Into Joe Washington's Life

His roommate had left for class long ago, and Joe had no lady friend to wake him on time. At 8:45, Joe Washington hurriedly prepares for a 9:00 class in solitude. The short walk to class is an endless journey, as Joe feels the isolation of an outlaw. Weighing on his mood is a losing investment in Cisco Systems. In March, Joe bet on the tech bell-weather. But by November, the price had dropped by 30 points, and his faith in the networking company evaporated. Joe sold out and ate a big loss. He passes a group of freshmen.

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