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Thursday September 29th

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Students Mull Honor Court Ideas

A handful of students gathered in the lobby of Cobb Residence Hall on Wednesday night to chow down on pizza and chat about their concerns regarding the UNC Honor Court.Officials from the student attorney general's office heard the perspectives of about 10 students who voiced concerns and suggestions about the Honor Code and the Honor Court.The forum, organized by the Cobb and Joyner residence hall housing staffs, meant to serve as a follow-up to a February forum led by Chancellor James Moeser.Melinda Manning, a housing department official and the organizer of Wednesday's forum, said t

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Town Agrees to Lift Cap, Work Out Plan Details

Chapel Hill officials informed University leaders at a meeting Wednesday that they are willing to help UNC meet its needs for the Master Plan by lifting its square footage cap.Originally, the University had asked that the town remove the cap of about 14 million square feet to make more room for UNC's Master Plan, a blueprint for long-term campus growth.The new cap will be set at 110 percent of what the University submitted as its capital needs for the next 10 years.

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Due Process

The speed of case disposition in Orange County -- the time it takes to go to trial after arrest -- not only affects the lives of suspects and victims, but it often affects the quality of the trial as well.Orange County cases go to trial in a respectable amount of time, District Attorney Carl Fox said."We rank about seventh position out of 39 in the entire state in terms of case disposition," Fox said.Robert Farb, professor of law and government at the UNC Institute of Government, where court personnel are trained, said the lack of a speedy trial would be the most detrimen

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Police Roundup 04/19/01

UniversityTuesday, April 17University police responded to a report of property damage to a vehicle at 9 a.m.The victim said he picked up the vehicle from the R-3 lot at 4 a.m. and drove it to several locations on campus before going to his office at the School of Law. He discovered the damage after returning to his vehicle at 9 a.m. There were no witnesses.Monday, April 16Sean Simone reported to police that Samuel Thomas Tyndall Parham had a 9 mm handgun in his unlocked vehicle.

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Beastie Boys Meet Kerouac on Road Trip

Sure, everybody's made a few road trips, whether it's a drive home, a short trip to Wilmington or the latest attempt to catch Dave at his best.But after the last trip I took with some pals out West, it seems that the quintessential image of a rebel without a cause, barreling down the highway with lips embracing a cigarette, top down, blasting good old rock 'n' roll is gone.Now it's not that I know how to do a road trip better than anyone else, I just think I know.

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From the `Lights Out' Convention

This week lawmakers met to discuss plans to fight one of America's fiercest killers: sunlight. Representatives from 32 states met at the 16th annual Lights Out Convention at Sun City's underground resort in Sunnyside, Calif. They discussed plans, among them a "sunlight tax," to reduce Americans' exposure to deadly rays, which over time may cause skin irritations and cancers. Skin cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Responds to Editorial About His Practices

TO THE EDITOR:The Daily Tar Heel recently editorialized against my practice as a U.S. magistrate judge of not allowing defendants to "live together" while federal charges are pending ("Moral Court" April 10). You describe this practice as "abusing a 19th-century law to enforce morality" and call on the N.C. General Assembly to "toss such legal relics."If the author of this unsigned editorial saw what I see in court each week, I wonder if he or she would reach the same conclusion.

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UNC May Seek Grant From Alcohol Institute

Several UNC officials met on Wednesday to continue pursuing a grant aimed at raising student awareness about the University's alcohol policy.If awarded the $8,000 grant from the Governor's Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Inc., UNC will use the money to increase students' familiarity with the policy and to address specific alcohol abuse issues on campus.The meeting came two weeks after two students received citations due to a policy they say is confusing and unfair.Freshmen Jackie Fritz and Michael Dorfman received citations on April 2 for possession of alcohol, although they

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UNC's Callaway Snags ACC Weekly Honor

Brent Callaway earns this week's ACC Men's Performer of the Week after the Tar Heel Invitational on Saturday that included a personal best and a NCAA provisional mark of 17-9. Callaway shares this week's honor with Byron Taylor of Florida State. Callaway, a junior from Odessa, Texas, is the current conference leader in the pole vault and holds the third best mark in UNC history.

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Plans Help Families Avoid Student Debt

The increasing use of college loans, coinciding with the decline of grants in financial aid, has led several states, including North Carolina, to set up programs to help families avoid debts.College Board, a national nonprofit association, recently released "Trend in Student Aid 2000," a report giving information on national trends in student financial aid.The report states that loans make up almost 57 percent of financial aid, with grants taking up 37.4 percent, a much different situation than two decades ago.Concerned states have set up programs that combat debts from loan

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Baseball Quiets Pirate Supporters

East Carolina's baseball fans were loud, but North Carolina's bats spoke louder in Tuesday night's 6-3 nonconference win.With the win against No. 19 ECU, the Tar Heels improved to 24-18 on the season. More than 100 ECU fans traveled to Chapel Hill and made an early statement in the contest with chants of "ECU" before the opening pitch. UNC coach Mike Fox said the crowd gave his players more incentive to win against their in-state rival. "We played well there last year with all of their people so it got us fired up," Fox said.

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Running Horowitz Column Gave Legitimacy to His Views

The Daily Tar Heel, and Editor Matt Dees in particular, has been duped. An ignorant, egotistical bully has conned the DTH into furthering his views. And the DTH didn't even take his money.Most of you are familiar by now with David Horowitz, the once-leftist thinker turned conservative blow-hard who ran an ad in college newspapers around the country listing 10 reasons why paying reparations to blacks for the crimes of slavery is a bad idea. According to his Web site, frontpagemag.com, Horowitz has sent the ad to 71 campus newspapers.

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Congress Member Wants More Debate on CAA Inquiry

If Congress member Tony Larson has anything to say about it, an investigation of the Carolina Athletic Association might still be on Student Congress' agenda. Larson, who chairs the Congress Finance Committee, sent an e-mail Monday encouraging Congress members to reconsider a resolution that would have set up a special committee to investigate the CAA's general procedures. The resolution was voted down 9-3 last week.The 82nd Congress voted earlier this month to place the CAA under the oversight of Congress after allegations of questionable CAA practices.

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`Staggering Genius' Gives `Heartbreaking' Interview

In an e-mail conversation with David Eggers, author of "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," Eggers discusses the importance of gardens, batteries and Glen Campbell.Random topics indeed. But even more random when you consider these topics have nothing to do with the questions he was asked.Below are excepts from the interview with a man whose genius seems to be truly staggering.

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Programs to Help Repeat Offenders

The charges against them commonly range from shoplifting to felony possession of drugs with intent to sell.They are an established feature of Orange County's crime and punishment landscape -- a feature that police, attorneys and judges say is all too familiar and difficult to address.Repeat offenders and their crimes burden police and courts and have spurred authorities to explore new punishment and rehabilitation options."Yes, we do arrest the same people over and over again, and the courts let them loose, and we arrest them again," said Capt.

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Students' Work Airs On UNC-TV

Student producers, cinematographers and writers crammed into UNC-TV studios Tuesday, rushing to edit their air pollution documentary in time for its 7:30 p.m. airing today. The documentary, which will be shown on UNC-TV during the television newsmagazine "North Carolina Now," is the last segment in a three-part series examining air pollution throughout North Carolina. The students wrote, filmed and produced the segments for their documentary television class in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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