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Thursday October 21st

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SportsSaturday - A View From The Other Side

Mike O'Cain wants this weekend to be just like any other. But it won't be. It can't be. And he knows it. O'Cain, North Carolina's offensive coordinator, figured that out early in the week when he was watching film of N.C. State, UNC's opponent today. The players he saw running around on the field were his guys. He was the one responsible for bringing them to Raleigh. He had celebrated with them after great wins against the likes of Syracuse and Florida State and suffered with them after bad losses to Baylor and Wake Forest. He was their coach, and they were his players.

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`Midnight With Matt' Kicks Off New Era for UNC

The official beginning of a new era in North Carolina men's basketball is less than 24 hours away. But the present will touch the past when UNC takes the floor at midnight tonight for its first practice under Matt Doherty. The event, dubbed "Midnight with Matt and the Tar Heels," will take place in Carmichael Auditorium. Doherty has been looking forward to the event for days. He wants Carmichael to look like it did when he played there from 1980-84 - a sea of blue. "I know the players are excited, and I think the students are, too," Doherty said.

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Candidates Stop At Law School For Symposium

The first-ever election campaign for the chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court made a stop at UNC on Wednesday as the candidates took part in a symposium at the UNC School of Law. In an event presented by the N.C. Public Policy Symposium, incumbent Chief Justice Henry Frye and Justice I.

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Women's Soccer Holds Off Feisty Wolfpack

RALEIGH - It's not all that surprising that the North Carolina women's soccer team beat N.C. State on Wednesday. It is perhaps a little surprising how close the Wolfpack kept the game. UNC, leading the nation with an average of five goals per game, had to settle for three in a 3-0 shutout at the WRAL Soccer Center. The Tar Heels (12-1, 3-1 in the ACC) hadn't played since Sept.

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Hacker Briefly Posts Porn on UNC Home Page

A sign hanging prominently in Academic Technology & Networks' security office reads, "In Internet time, new ways to misbehave online come along faster than institutions can create policies to deal with them." ATN and the UNC community discovered the truth of that statement Wednesday afternoon when hackers replaced the main UNC Web site with a pornographic picture.

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Despite Headway, Gays and Lesbians Still Struggle With Bias

National Coming Out Day was yesterday. This was the day when it is supposed to be easier to take the step to acknowledge one's sexuality . that is, if your sexuality is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. But what about all that confronts the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community today? Entertainment Weekly, in its Oct. 6 issue, ran a "Gay Hollywood 2000: A Special Report" cover story. It was well-written and researched, and well-balanced in its presentation of issues and concerns, as well as the problems and backlash and lack thereof.

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Emergency Staff Peddle Services

Emergency services personnel flocked to a local park Wednesday, but it was hardly a state of emergency. As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Chapel Hill Fire Department hosted Life Safety Day at the Chapel Hill Community Center. Assistant Fire Marshal Rodney Watson organized the event, the first ever in Chapel Hill. He said he hopes to host Life Safety Day annually. "We want to make the public aware of the emergency services out there," said Watson.

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Protesters, Police Shadow Oval Office Hopefuls

WINSTON-SALEM - A mostly quiet group of protesters gathered outside the entrance of Wake Forest University on Wednesday night to petition for causes as diverse as an excise tax on meat to overlooked third-party candidates. About 200 people, some wearing pig costumes and others waving signs, stood in the cold night air under the brightly lit tower of Wake Forest's Wait Chapel, while presidential candidates George W.

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Students March for Understanding on Coming Out Day

Decked out with rainbow stickers, colorful posters and bullhorns, members of the UNC community marched through campus Wednesday in celebration of National Coming Out Day. The campus group Queer Network for Change sponsored the coming out march. Marchers shouted such sayings as "hey hey, ho ho, homophobia's got to go" and "two, four, six, eight, being queer is really great" as they walked across campus and Franklin Street in recognition of the annual national event. The march departed from the Pit, where a Pit Preacher was busy denouncing homosexual lifestyles. About 20 people p

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Students Rock the Vote To Hootie and the Blowfish

WINSTON-SALEM - While George W. Bush and Al Gore defended their presidential platforms at Wake Forest University on Wednesday night, thousands of students jammed to Hootie and the Blowfish as part of Rock the Vote's efforts to register and educate youth voters. The event, held at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was free and included a Web-casted political talk show and performances by Daniel Cage and a local hip-hop group. The bands stopped playing at 9 p.m. for the presidential debate, which was displayed on two jumbo television screens in the coliseum.

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More Civility, Issues Mark 2nd Matchup

WINSTON-SALEM - Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore attempted to delineate their views on issues ranging from foreign policy to education to the environment during the season's second presidential debate at Wake Forest University on Wednesday night. The debate, which took place in Wake Forest's Wait Chapel, was attended by nearly 2,000 spectators and members of the media and moderated by PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer.

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In Praise of Nature

Ansel Adams is perhaps the most recognized and influential photographer of the 19th century. His name evokes imagery of winding rivers, jagged precipices and towering mountain ranges, photographed in his signature crisp, clean method of highlighting the contrast between light and dark. The N.C. Museum of Art presents "In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West," featuring more than 120 photographs by Adams, his predecessors and contemporaries, including George Fiske, Edward and Brett Weston and Imogen Cunningham.

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SURGE to Host National Conference

This weekend, students from across the nation will converge at UNC to discuss political and economic equality both at home and abroad, social activism and other issues. Students United for a Responsible Global Environment will host a conference Friday through Sunday to educate the campus and the community about global issues with a variety of workshops, speakers and concerts. This is the second year the University has held this conference, said Stuart Davis, a freshman political science major, who is helping organize the event.

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Old, New to Unite On University Day

The University community will come together today to attend the installation of Chancellor James Moeser and to remember UNC's beginnings in celebration of the 124th annual University Day. The festivities will include alumni awards, an academic procession, the official charging of the chancellor and several performances by members of the Department of Music. "The highlight of the day is going to be the traditional University Day ceremony, which this year will feature the installation of James Moeser as our ninth chancellor," said Nancy Davis, associate vice chancellor for University rel

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'Pack's Rivers Floods Defenses With Yardage, TDs

College football analysts and experts love to speculate about postseason individual awards during the season. They debate who is most deserving of the Heisman Trophy. They rank their candidates for the Butkus Award, with each expert trying to impress the others with a great sleeper pick. But there's not much talk about this season's ACC Rookie of the Year contest. Because there is none. Philip Rivers is the man.

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Deadline To Register Closes In

In a race for voter registration, the Orange County Board of Elections has begun its last-ditch effort to convince residents of the importance of voting. With registration closing Friday, the board already has officially collected 3,000 voter registrations, although it has an additional 2,500 unofficially counted in its office. "We still have seven registration drives going on," board director Carolyn Thomas said. "And we have probably 4,000 forms out." To vote in Orange County, a person must be a U.S.

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Aldermen Approve Housing Ordinance

CARRBORO - The Carrboro Board of Aldermen adopted a redrafted amendment to the Carrboro land-use ordinance Tuesday night after listening to concerns voiced by both residents and board members at a public hearing. The amendment is intended to encourage development of affordable single-room occupancy housing, Alderman Allen Spalt said. "Single-room occupancy housing is an important part of a diversified housing stock," Spalt said. "There are people who need this type of housing.

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Deacons Brace For Political Fray On Eve of Debate

WINSTON-SALEM - Secret Service agents, members of the media and yards of electronic wire are scattered across the Wake Forest University campus as the school prepares to host the year's second presidential debate today. Workers on campus Tuesday were hustling to position television monitors and cameras on the stage in Wake Forest's Wait Chapel, where Republican nominee George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore will publicly face off for the second time this election season. Red carpeting already covered the stairs and stage in the chapel Tuesday afternoon.

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Realty Web Site Fixing Bugs

Despite praise from several local realtors, www.chapelhillrent.com still has some problems in its first year of service. The Web site allows apartment seekers to search local realtors' and property managers' databases for an ideal rental dwelling, but there have been problems accessing properties that would be rented after January. Chris Francis and UNC senior Andrew Gray created the site last year after consulting Steve Mills and Carolyn Bolcom, two area property managers and realtors. Francis said he has received positive feedback from the community about the site.

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Young Democrats Head to Wake Forest for Presidential Debate

Five local high school students and two teachers returned this weekend from Cleveland, Ohio, invigorated with new perspectives on educating minority students. In the three-day Minority Youth Conference, hosted by Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights high schools, students from 15 districts nationwide met to discuss the minority achievement gap that many say is universal in U.S. high schools. The districts were chosen based on their success in closing the testing gap for minorities.

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