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Tuesday November 29th

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UNC's Tennis Team Releases Schedule

The North Carolina men's tennis team recently released the squad's 2001 fall schedule. The Tar Heels open their season at the Southern Collegiates Tournament in Athens, Ga., Sept. 21-23. After several Intercollegiate Tennis Association-sponsored events, UNC will head to Columbia, S.C., for the USC Fall Invitational on Oct. 19. North Carolina's only home match will be from Oct. 24-28 in the Top of the Hill Region Championships. UNC Swimmers Star in Classroom

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Web Site Features Slave Stories

English Professor Bill Andrews sometimes gets overwhelmed by the sadness of people long gone. As editor of the first completed online collection of slave narratives recently finished by UNC staff members, Andrews said it's hard to hear the direct voices of people who endured such human cruelty. He hears the voice of Leonard Black, who tells of forgiving the master who denied him clothing and who branded him with tongs when he desperately sought warmth in the master's house.

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BCC Awareness Week Begins Today

The Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center kicks off its awareness week today to provide students with opportunities to learn about the BCC and its upcoming activities. Although students are encouraged to visit the BCC at any time, officials hope this week's events will attract new students on campus and those who know little about the organization. "Students tend to be a little hesitant to just stop by," said Lorie Clark, BCC information and communications specialist. "This week is a chance for them to just drop in, grab some food and hang out."

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College Programs Urge Professor Retirement

Staff Writer Incentives to encourage faculty members to seek early retirement are becoming increasingly popular among American colleges and universities, according to a survey conducted last year by the American Association of University Professors. The "Survey of Changes in Faculty Retirement Policy" included 608 higher education institutions nationwide with more than 75 full-time faculty members.

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Libertarians Gain Spot on Ballot

Staff Writer N.C. Libertarians secured their spot on statewide ballots -- at least through 2004 -- after they finished collecting more than 59,000 petition signatures last week. State law requires political parties that did not receive at least 10 percent of the popular vote during the most recent gubernatorial election to submit a petition to the N.C. Board of Elections containing signatures of at least 2 percent of the number of people who voted in that race -- 58,842 signatures in this case.

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Center for Public Service in Search of Leader

Administrators have launched a search for a new director of the 2-year-old Carolina Center for Public Service. The center, which opened in September 1999, aims to facilitate public service on campus. It remains unclear when or why the center's leadership has changed, although the center Web site states that a search committee began reviewing applications for the position in July. When asked why he left the position, Nick Didow said the position of director is an at-will position, meaning it is subject to constant review from the provost.

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Rowing to Hold Interest Meeting Sunday

The information session is open to all undergraduate women, including those without any prior experience. The North Carolina women's rowing program will hold an information meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for prospective members of the varsity team. All undergraduate women interested in trying out for the team are invited to attend the session, which will be held in 100 Hamilton Hall.

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Tech Within Reach of Top of Conference

Assistant SportSaturday Editor Georgia Tech has its best shot in years to win the ACC title. But a bowl game and one knee injury later, the Yellow Jackets (9-3 overall, 6-2 in the ACC) almost lost the momentum in 2001 to chase down ACC powerhouse Florida State. Tech lost last season's Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl game to Louisiana State, and starting quarterback George Godsey hurt his knee in the defeat. He missed spring practice, but he is back and expected to lead the Yellow Jackets again.

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Sooner Crowd, `D' Await Tar Heels

Oklahoma's offensive line is a trouble spot for the Sooners, but their defense is among the nation's best. Game and time: North Carolina at No. 3 Oklahoma. Kickoff is at 7:45 p.m. EST. Site: Memorial Stadium. TV/radio: ESPN will televise the game nationally. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL1360 AM. Records: Season opener for both teams. Series: Oklahoma leads 6-0. Personnel update: North Carolina -- PK Jeff Reed (sprained ankle) is questionable. Oklahoma -- None reported.

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Meet The Director

Dec. 11, 2000, North Carolina faithful finally met the man charged with resurrecting its fallen football program. The faithful knew UNC used to be something. For the younger, memories of 1997 lingered, swirling in the backs of their minds as they watched North Carolina's football team limp to 3-8 and 6-5 seasons under Carl Torbush in 1999 and 2000.

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Tough Opponents Just What Tar Heels Need

The list already read like a who's-who of college football pow-erhouses. Texas. Wisconsin. Virginia Tech. Notre Dame. Colorado. Michigan. All of the above were among North Carolina's nonconference opponents -- spread out over the next 10 years -- heading into this sea-son. So what does new coach John Bunting do barely before he can even move all of his stuff into his new office? He tacks the defending national champion -- No. 3 Oklahoma -- onto his team's schedule. The season opener. On the road.

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Drawing From Breakfast

Two UNC alumni are hoping their satire of cereal will become a full-fledged Cartoon Network serial this weekend. "Major Flake," the brain child of Adam Cohen, class of `89, and Chris (Casper) Kelly, class of `91, is one of 10 different pilots in the running to become a Cartoon Network series, with audiences making the deciding vote online as part of "The Big Pick." Cohen and Kelly's satirical look into the world of childrens' cereal mascots, "Major Flake" delves into the sociological evils and advertising spins of mass-marketed sugary goodness to youngsters.

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Gov. Easley's Plan Benefits Washington, Not North Carolina

TO THE EDITOR: Governor Easley has proposed raising the sales tax by $607 million per year. If sales tax rates are raised in North Carolina, the big winner is the federal government. Since 1986 the sales tax has not been deductible against federal income tax. In a memo to me dated April 16, 1999, Dave Crotts of the Fiscal Research Division of the N.C. General Assembly quantified this effect at 15 percent:

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Police, N.C. State Set for Brent Road

N.C. State University students attending this year's Brent Road party might find the festivities diminished for the second year in a row because of a strong police presence and an alternative party the university is sponsoring. The Brent Road party is an annual back-to-school event that has drawn upward of 5,000 people in recent years. Last year the party was patrolled by almost 500 policemen after the Raleigh City Council passed a nuisance ordinance allowing police to enter a private party because it has been deemed a nuisance and make arrests.

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Proposed Bond Would Fund New Schools

Officials have earmarked $47 million of the $78 million bond package to build two elementary schools and one middle school. Before residents can vote on a bond referendum this November, local officials need to shave the proposed figure down by at least $3 million. The package presently totals $78 million and is a combination of five proposed bond orders. But N.C. General Statues and the Local Government Commission restrict the Orange County Board of Commissioners from putting more than $75 million on the ballot, said Greg Wilder, assistant to the county manager.

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Peppers Not Alone on Line

A nickname exists that could suit North Carolina's defensive line very well, although it might not put the fear of God into any opposing offenses this season: Julius and the three other guys. It's not exactly the Fearsome Foursome, but when you've got a player like junior Julius Peppers on your line, an equitable moniker can be hard to come by.

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Departments' Resources, Classes Scarce

As the first week of classes draws to a close, heads of the University's most popular departments are working to make sure resources are available to accommodate an influx of students. This year's increased student population, combined with scarce faculty resources, might make it difficult for some departments to offer enough highly demanded classes for their majors. Since class standing determines registration priority, some of the 3,650 students in this year's freshman class -- the biggest class in UNC history -- had trouble enrolling in courses they wanted.

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Unit Hopes Preseason Meetings Pay Off

Jeff Reed knows exactly what John Lafferty's going through. In fact, he feels pretty much like they're in the same position. Reed, a senior kicker, had never kicked a game in Kenan Stadium before 2000 but came into that season knowing he was The Guy. Lafferty's 2000 involved fighting for punting time against Blake Ferguson. He started three games before mononucle-osiscut his season short. Ferguson was slated to be the starter opening day, but abruptly left the program and the University on Aug. 12.

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Beyond Jesse: Where Do We Go From Here?

This week is a turning point in N.C. history. Our esteemed senator, Jesse Helms, has announced his pending retirement in 2002. Together, we must work through our shock and mourning -- our state's future depends on it. Without our right-wing leader, how will we maintain our post-Civil War mentality? Folks, your reputation as an N.C. voter is at stake. Who will preserve our 30-year voting tradition as racist, sexist, uneducated nationalists who tote guns alongside Bibles?

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