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Friday December 3rd

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Tar Heels Scramble to Pull Out Victory

Ronald Curry walked out to his postgame press conference following Saturday's game against Maryland with a smile on his face. A smile? The North Carolina quarterback had just completed one of the worst statistical games of his career, finishing 7-of-16 for 42 yards with an interception. What did he have to smile about? Plenty. The Tar Heels kept their bowl hopes alive by defeating the Terrapins 13-10 before 40,000 fans at Kenan Stadium.

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Palm Beach Results Remain Undecided

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County election officials announced early Sunday that a hand recount of 4,695 votes yielded enough of a discrepancy from original election results to warrant a hand recount of the more than 462,000 ballots cast countywide. But it was still unclear Sunday - five days after the election - who would be the nation's next president. Palm Beach County officials are scheduled to meet today to plan the countywide recount. But it is unclear when the recount will begin or how long it will take.

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Tar Heels Waste No Time in Overtime, Win ACC Title

WINSTON-SALEM - In just 13 seconds, the frustration that built up during 90 minutes all but vanished. After a scoreless regulation period that included 16 fruitless attempts on the Virginia goal, the North Carolina men's soccer team crowned itself the 2000 ACC tournament champion in a matter of mere seconds. Forward Caleb Norkus broke a scoreless tie by netting a golden goal 13 seconds into overtime to propel the No. 2 Tar Heels to a 1-0 defeat of No. 9 Virginia at Spry Stadium on Sunday.

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Basketball Tab: Quiet Forte Makes Noise on Court

Joseph Forte comes off as an unassuming guy. He's seemingly never in a hurry to get anywhere, and he speaks so softly that he's often difficult to hear. His game is another story. It maintains the smoothness of Forte's personality but is loud and bold at the same time, complete with long-range bombs, pull-up jumpers and drives to the basket. It's in your face whether you like it - as in the case of his teammates - or not - as in the case of opponents. Forte becomes another person on the court. If he beats a defender in practice, that guy might hear about it.

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Basketball Tab: Tar Heel Men Hope New Look Leads to Instant Success

Matt Doherty can surely relate to what Dick Baddour went through this summer. There was Baddour, facing his toughest task to date in his relatively young tenure as the director of athletics at North Carolina. Coach Bill Guthridge had decided to retire, leaving the men's basketball program in its first true state of instability in almost 40 years. Baddour had a number of candidates to consider, although Roy Williams looked like the clear favorite. Doherty eventually emerged as the choice.

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Doherty Faces Easier Season Opener

One year ago, Matt Doherty was coaching his first game at a new school. One year later, he's doing the same thing. But much has changed in a year. Doherty's task to tip off 1999 was to lead his Notre Dame squad on the road against fourth-ranked Ohio State. The Fighting Irish won 59-57. Doherty's task this year? To lead North Carolina past Winthrop in the first round of the NABC Classic at the Smith Center. The teams square off at 7:30 p.m. "No one expected us to beat (Ohio State)," Doherty said. "This situation is kind of different.

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GOP Can Be a Contender in Orange County

It's not easy being an Orange County Republican. Not that I could find any to ask on Election Night. While the Orange County Democrats were watching election results roll in at the West End Wine Bar on Franklin Street, their Republican counterparts were, for the most part, at home not preparing for victory celebrations. There were no real surprises in the countywide races. The Democrats cleaned up in Orange County, winning both state House and state Senate seats, both open seats on the county Board of Commissioners and the U.S. Congress seat.

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Tuesday's Election Shows Importance Of Our Right to Vote

TO THE EDITOR: As the election results come in and the campus nervously watches CNN, we all realize that this is a moment that will go down in history books. There is indeed a tremendous sense of excitement to be living through a period that one day our children will study in government classes.

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County Bids Community Leader Farewell

Martha Pryor-Cook, director of social services for Orange County since 1987, died Thursday morning at the age of 54 after suffering from an extended illness. Pryor-Cook's 13-year career serving the county was marked by several awards and a variety of positions in community organizations. Orange County Commissioner Stephen Halkiotis lamented Pryor-Cook's passing and spoke fondly of her commitment to the community. "She was a real good human being," he said.

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Men's Soccer Set to Kick Off Postseason

They've been saying it all year long. Since their first exhibition against Virginia Tech on Aug. 26, the North Carolina men's soccer team has proclaimed that it is talented enough to be a national success story. "We all believe; we all have confidence that we can make the final four," defender Danny Jackson said after that game against the Hokies. And the rest of the nation is starting to believe Jackson & Co. UNC is ranked second in the nation as it heads into the ACC tournament tonight at Wake Forest's Spry Stadium.

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SportSaturday: Huard Ponders Future As UNC Quarterback

Things just haven't worked out the way Luke Huard imagined. Huard earned Washington player of the year honors from three publications as a senior at Puyallup (Wash.) High School in 1997. He was rated among the nation's top five passing quarterbacks. Huard looked ready to star at the collegiate level, just like his two older brothers before him. And the scholarship offers poured in. He signed with North Carolina on Feb. 4, 1998, and nothing has gone quite right for him since. In April of that year, national player of the year Ronald Curry announced he would attend UNC.

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CHHS Receives Bomb Threat, Finds Nothing

Chapel Hill High School students were dismissed from classes early Thursday afternoon in response to a bomb threat that was discovered by school officials late Wednesday. After the bomb threat was found, officials searched the school and found nothing that could potentially endanger the students' safety. Based on information from the threat, an evacuation was planned for Thursday afternoon. School officials said in a press release Thursday that the threat included specific time information, which is being withheld due to ongoing investigations.

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Talk on Conflict Angers Pro-Israel Panelist

Despite an intent to promote peace and nonviolence, Thursday night's discussion of the conflict in the Middle East left some participants with the same anger felt thousands of miles away by clashing Israelis and Palestinians. The panel, hosted by the Arab Club, N.C. Peace Action, Students United for a Responsible Global Environment and the United Nations Organization, included faculty, students and representatives from organizations concerned with Israel-Palestine violence.

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Election Updates Enthrall Locals

The sight of a few bleary-eyed political junkies stumbling to class or wandering along Franklin Street is not uncommon after most elections. But this time around, more folks than usual have been transfixed by the ups and downs of the yet-to-be-decided presidential race. On Thursday afternoon, students filled the seats circling the big-screen television in the Student Union to watch as Florida counties reported recount results. Sophomore political science major Scott Crew said he stopped when he saw people gathered around the television. "I thought something big had happened," Crew

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Chancellor Moeser Thanks Supporters Of Bond Referendum

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of everyone at Carolina - faculty, staff, students and even future students - thank you for so overwhelmingly supporting the University when casting your votes Nov. 7 for the $3.1 billion bond referendum. By placing your confidence and trust in both the university and community college systems, you have invested wisely in the future of North Carolina. The voting tallies represent a remarkable vote of confidence in the work all of us do in Chapel Hill each day.

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Coming Home to Play

The current PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward, Angel" commemorates several occasions. The play not only marks the 100th anniversary of Wolfe's birth but also marks the return of director-writer-actor Jonathan Bolt to the play that began his career 42 years ago. Born in Statesville and raised in Burlington, Bolt said he loved Wolfe's work as a child, especially "Angel." "As a young man growing up, I identified with this book," he said. The reverence for Wolfe's work carried through into Bolt's professional debut in the 1958 Broadway production

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