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Wednesday February 1st

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Filling an Information Void, Serving a Community

Tony Quirk spends two hours every Monday morning preparing an e-mail aimed at helping 1,600 Triangle residents plan their social schedules. As coordinator for the Local Events Listserv, the Chapel Hill resident compiles a calendar and other information for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Coming-out support groups, AIDS awareness activities and social gatherings at local night clubs are some of the events listed. Quirk said he knows there is a tremendous need for the listserv because of his experience when he came to Chapel Hill two years ago.

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Barometer 09/21/01

Turf Wars Chapel Hill residents are still up in arms over the University's plans to buy part of the Mason Farm Road neighborhood. The two parties plan to finally settle the matter with a game of rock, paper, scissors. Mo' Money Student Congress recently found $18,000 in funds it thought had been lost. Congress can now get back to the business of not doing anything remotely useful. Pay Up

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GPSF to Use Money for Relief Efforts

Thursday's Graduate and Professional Student Federation Senate meeting began with a moment of silence for those killed in last week's terrorist attacks. But after GPSF President Mikisha Brown enthusiastically proposed a relief effort, the room's silence was broken. The meeting was the GPSF Senate's first of the year.

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Greek Forum Educates Pledges on Gender Gap

On Wednesday night, members of UNC's sororities and fraternities completely filled Carroll Hall auditorium, including pledges eager to discuss the difficulties of relating to the opposite sex. Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council and Phi Mu sorority, the program, Gender Gap, which dealt with the relations between males and females and the miscommunications between the two genders, was the first of four new-member seminars that new pledges are required to attend.

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Volleyball Sends Message With Win

The North Carolina volleyball team wanted to send a message to the rest of the ACC in its conference opener against Virginia. After Thursday's 3-0 victory, the ACC might be paying more attention. "We wanted to win in three games to show the conference that we're ready," outside hitter Nicole Reis said. "We were on our home court, and we just played a really good match."

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Bill Governing Piercing Approved by N.C. House

A bill the N.C. House approved Wednesday that aims to regulate sanitation procedures at piercing parlors has led to mixed reactions from piercing artists. The proposed legislation would be the only state regulation on piercing. Under the legislation, piercing a minor without their guardians present would be a misdemeanor. Piercing parlors also would be required to apply for a license from their local health department. The license lasts for one year and requires that inspectors visit parlors frequently. The bill now will head to the Senate for approval.

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Dive Recommends

Adam Gopnik's "Paris to the Moon," (Random House, $24.95): Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker journalist, relates lively anecdotes and insights on the idiosyncrasies of the French and their culture. It's a guide on how to appreciate the French for their way of life and mannerisms, which are often lost on American tourists. It's an extremely easy, funny read, just what you need after that highly entertaining microbiology textbook.

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Pittsboro Native Delivers Solid Guitar Lines; Jump Little Children Returns to Indie Roots

Randy WhittSo It Goes4 Stars N.C. country boy Randy Whitt began strumming his guitar at an early age to escape the boredom of his hometown of Pittsboro. With his first album, "So It Goes," his excellent guitar performance reinforces the old adage of "practice makes perfect." His guitar playing overshadows his vocals. They aren't bad, maybe just a little less polished and practiced than his guitar playing. When he sings the title track, he belts out the chorus as over-earnestly as a kid trying to impress the crowd at a talent show.

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Joyner Residents Say They Don't Want to Leave

When 170 freshmen moved into Joyner Residence Hall this fall, they were told it was only a temporary solution until other rooms on campus were opened. A month later, 120 freshmen still remain in Joyner, which originally was scheduled to be closed this semester for renovations. But now residents don't want to leave. "I wish I could stay," said Jacque Hall, a freshman from Asheville. "I like being so close to all my classes; it is just convenient."

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Teacher Programs Earn High Marks

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released its annual ranking of the state's teacher education programs last week, giving the highest possible rating of exemplary to seven schools -- five in the UNC system. The UNC-system schools ranked exemplary include Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Pembroke and Western Carolina University. The other exemplary schools are Duke University and Salem College. UNC-G was the highest-rated program in the state for the second year in a row, receiving a score of 141 out of 150.

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Folds Returns Home, Opens Tour With 2-Day Show

On the first of two shows, the wry lyricist showcased his new band mates during a brief but high-energy set. Ben Folds Cat's Cradle Friday, Sept. 7 4 Stars A sold-out crowd filtered into Cat's Cradle. Some wore Ben Folds Five T-shirts, others clutched posters. All have the same question in their heads: Will it be our Ben who makes his solo debut tonight? Has his music changed? Has he grown up?

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`Male, Middle Class and White'

Ben Folds fans, rejoice and hold onto your hats. Six years after bursting on to the music scene with the melancholy ballad "Brick," Ben Folds is back in the rotation with a new album, new band and new hit, "Rockin' The Suburbs." The first recording since the breakup of Ben Folds Five, Rockin' The Suburbs was released Sept. 11 to an eagerly waiting audience. Folds said that like earlier works, the album does not follow any clear evolutionary pattern. It simply mirrors the personality of its creator.

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Ozomatli Delivers Politics, Latin Fire on Chaos

OzomatliEmbrace the Chaos4 Stars Forget about Ricky Martin and J. Lo. If you're looking for the real Latin invasion, you'll find it in the L.A.-based Ozomatli -- a party band with a political agenda. While Ozomatli's sound is rooted in salsa, the group is as diverse as the city that spawned it: Ozomatli counts blacks, Chicanos, Cubans, Japanese, Jews and Filipinos among its nine members.

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UNC Expresses Grief, Hope Through Art

Initially a featureless black barricade, a tribute surrounding the flagpole on Polk Place became cluttered Wednesday with painted handprints and messages such as "Let us not respond to hate with hate." The centerpiece of the tribute was an eight-foot black wall meant to serve as a memorial for the victims of last week's terrorist attacks.

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Police Roundup

University Wednesday, Sept. 19 An employee at Lenoir Dining Hall was charged with simple physical assault against her manager at 8:55 a.m. Reports state that the incident occurred after the assailant was informed that her hours were being reduced and involved the employee pushing her manager in the face. An IBM laptop computer was stolen from Morrison Residence Hall at about 9:30 p.m. Reports state that the owner of the laptop, a UNC student, vacated the unlocked room for a half hour, during which the theft occurred.

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Let the Season Turn, Change Our Times

I love fall -- breezy days when jeans and long-sleeved T-shirts feel just right -- hiking, throwing around a football, those September and October afternoons where the light pours down in beams and makes everything glow. Friday made me think that fall would come soon, and I felt really happy in that muted sort of way that any good news has been lately. I almost felt guilty. Why should changing seasons really merit any attention in the wake of Tuesday's devastation?

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Residents Air Final Concerns About Growth Plan

A standing room only crowd showed up at Town Hall on Wednesday night to voice its support -- or its concern -- for UNC's Development Plan. The Chapel Hill Town Council will vote on the plan Oct. 3. If it is approved, UNC will be able to implement the first phase of its Master Plan. The Development Plan is an eight-year plan that details how UNC's growth will affect the town, and it contains aspects of the University's Master Plan, which charts campus growth for the next 50 years.

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Transparent Thriller Lacks Depth

The Glass House2 Stars There's nothing like the adrenaline rush and lingering chill of an exciting and suspenseful movie. Unfortunately, the so-called thriller "The Glass House" inspires no screams of terror, no cold touch of fear -- not even a slight shiver. One might have high hopes for the first movie attempt by director Daniel Sackheim, one of the producers of the television series "The X-Files." But all expectations are disappointed. He should have stuck to science fiction.

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