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Wednesday December 8th

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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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BOG Committee Primes Budget for Next 2 Years

Less than 48 hours after the state's voters overwhelmingly approved the largest bond in higher education history, UNC-system officials were busy ironing out the funding requests from the General Assembly for the next two years. On Thursday, the Board of Governors held a series of committee meetings, including the Budget and Finance Committee, which put the finishing touch on the 2001-03 budget request of the BOG. As of today, the budget request for the 2001-02 year totals more than $4.7 billion.

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Basketball Tab: UNC's Center of Attention

Brendan Haywood might just be the nation's best at his position. North Carolina's 7-foot, 262-pound center is certainly the best big man east of the Mississippi. People out west might argue for Arizona's Loren Woods, but he's more slender (7-1, 251) and has battled through injuries during his career. "Some people say I'm one of the best big men in the country, and some people don't," Haywood said. "I don't go out there and focus on that.

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Election 2000 Insanity Recapped

For the seven of you who read this column on a regular basis, you might recall a reference I made last Friday to wearing an ornate, scarlet letter "A" in front of a 17th century Puritan community. That morning, my "Great American Novels" professor read the column aloud at the beginning of class.

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SportSaturday: Weighing the Options

Ah, the life of a football recruit. Must be nice. All that attention. College coaches from all over practically knocking your door down to get you to sign that piece of paper that says you'll bless them with your presence. Traveling around the country on official visits to schools that treat you like royalty when you get there. National television exposure and big time attention from pro scouts soon to come your way. Must be nice. "It's fun at first, and it's a situation that a lot of people would love to be in," North Carolina freshman tailback Brandon Russell said.

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Basketball Tab: Doherty Puts Own Mark on Program

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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U2 Ditches Message for Pure Pop; S.C.O.T.S. Continues Trashy Tradition

Southern Culture on the Skids Liquored Up and Lacquered Down 3 stars As an art form, rock music tends to be dissected, categorized and eventually rewrapped into a nice, neat package that the mainstream will eventually determine as good or bad - depending on what the MTV gods say. Some bands successfully buck the system, and the new album from homegrown favorite Southern Culture on the Skids is no exception to this rule. Liquored up and Lacquered Down, the band's seventh full-length album since 1983, cruises through the underbelly of Southern life, telling zany stories fro

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Libertarians Set Eyes on Future Elections

By Michael McKnight and Faith Ray Staff Writers RALEIGH - While Republicans and Democrats endured nail-biting suspense at their respective camps Tuesday night, the mood at the Libertarian camp was much more relaxed and focused on future possibilities. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe, 4th Congressional District candidate Brian Towey and N.C. House 24th District candidate John Bauman joined a crowd of about 100 supporters at the Bishop's House at St.

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Election Jitters Wrack Students

After a long night of waiting and anticipating the election results Tuesday, students and organization leaders had mixed emotions about the "too close to call" outcome in the presidential race. "I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. watching the results, and all my friends and I were very tense," said junior biochemistry major Christine Dillon. "I very much wanted Al Gore to win and was frustrated with Ralph Nader's influence on the voting in states like Oregon and Wisconsin." But some students expressed indifference in their presidential choice.

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