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Thursday September 29th

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Becoming Police Officer Not a Calling; Recruiting Efforts Similar to Army's

TO THE EDITOR:I am very concerned about the editorial "Effective Recruiting" in the March 21 Daily Tar Heel. I have always hoped, and even prayed, for the day when police are no longer needed in society, a time when every citizen may breathe easy knowing they have nothing to fear. But apparently others do not share my hope for such a society. "Becoming a police officer is not simply a job -- it is a calling." Are you serious?

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Tennis' Mejia Grabs ACC Weekly Honor

North Carolina's Marlene Mejia earned this week's ACC women's tennis player of the week honor.Mejia, 14th-ranked nationally, finished last week with victories against No. 2 Ansley Cargill of Duke, Virginia's Henriette Williams and Maryland's Delila Causevic. Mejia's only loss of the week was to No. 6 Bea Bielik of Wake Forest.

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Violence Against Women Too Prevalent; Men Need To Take Stand Against It

TO THE EDITOR:During the course of the past year, the number of sexual assaults reported on our campus and in our community has grown at a frightening pace.This distressing trend makes this week's third annual White Ribbon Campaign especially pertinent. The White Ribbon Campaign involves campus men speaking up and voicing their stance against men's violence against women. During the next several days, more than 100 male students will be asking their male peers to pledge to actively condemn gendered violence in all contexts of their lives.

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Outlook for Downtowns Is Moving Up

During the last few decades, downtowns of Piedmont cities have been marked not by burgeoning business but by desolate buildings and little pedestrian activity.But prompted by intense downtown revitalization efforts in several N.C. cities, Main Street is back. At least that's what community leaders across the state have in mind.After seeing downtowns suffer as a result of suburban growth, city leaders are planning ways to reinvigorate commerce in these areas. So far, results are promising.

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Forum Explores Ways to End Campus Racism

Students left behind their pickets and bullhorns Tuesday night for an intimate discussion with Provost Robert Shelton about ways to eliminate mistreatment of minorities on campus.Senior Melanie Taylor and junior Kristi Booker, spokeswomen for the On the Wake of Emancipation Campaign, headed up the event, which drew more than 50 students and faculty members.

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Ignoring Advice Paid Off for Treiber

Kim Treiber was always interested in fencing but almost lost her opportunity to explore it.Four years ago, when she and identical twin sister Kyle walked into North Carolina's fencing room, Kyle said that the team would not accept two people who hadn't even picked up a sword.But Kim was still very curious, and rejected Kyle's notion.It was a rare move for Kim, who usually took Kyle's words to heart."My sister told me that I couldn't go (to fencing tryouts) because it's a varsity team," Treiber said.

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Town Studies Options for New Land

After a public hearing that attracted no comment from residents, the Chapel Hill Town Council passed a resolution to purchase a tract of land that could soon house the Chapel Hill Public Works Department.The council needs to find a new location for both the Public Works and Transportation departments because of the likelihood that their current University-owned leases will not be renewed."As the council well knows, we face difficulty," Town Manager Cal Horton said.The departments are currently located on the Horace Williams property on Airport Road.The town rents this lan

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Town-Gown Spat Focus of Bill

As the town of Chapel Hill and UNC continue to battle over the Master Plan, a member of the N.C. General Assembly has made plans for the legislature to assume responsibility if a conclusion is not made soon.Sen.

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New Club Brings `Class' to Greensboro

GREENSBORO -- The Artistika Cafe Concert is the type of music club that makes you think twice before lighting a cigarette. Located at 523 S. Elm St. -- a part of downtown Greensboro's arts and antiques district -- the Artistika's decor is a far cry from the concrete floors of Go! Rehearsal Studios or Cat's Cradle, making smokers a little self-conscious to light up in a building that exudes class. The wooden ceilings and grainy pale brick walls are juxtaposed with colorful tapestries hanging from the walls.

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County's Approval of Quarry\Expansion Riles Residents

The Orange County Board of Commissioners has cleared the way for expansion of an existing rock quarry that will become a reservoir by 2030 in an attempt to meet a projected growth in demand for water in the county.But the plan to expand American Stone Co.'s existing quarry still faces final state approval and opposition from concerned neighbors of the site, despite the board's vote to rezone the area and approve a special-use permit.Orange County's water needs are handled through the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, an independent agency that sought the rezoning to expand its existing r

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Police Roundup 04/10/01

UniversityMonday, April 9At 12 a.m., a UNC housekeeper reported a missing television and VCR from a room in Gardner Hall. The housekeeper was not sure if the items had been removed by faculty or had been stolen. There are no suspects at this time, reports state.A UNC employee reported to University police the larceny of her cell phone at 4:30 a.m. She said she left her cell phone in the filing cabinet of the housekeeping office in Phillips Hall. When she returned 30 minutes later, her cell phone was gone.

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Duke Spoils UNC's Last Home Match

Senior Day didn't start out well for the North Carolina men's tennis team Monday. And the match quickly went from bad to worse as the Tar Heels lost 5-2 to No. 3 Duke. UNC (9-7, 4-2 in the ACC) dropped the doubles point for the second straight match. Junior Marcio Petrone and sophomore Greg Archer won UNC's only doubles match in a tight match at the No. 2 seed to repeat the Tar Heels' performance against Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday. Duke (17-3, 8-0) was victorious at the first and third seeds to claim the doubles point. The No.

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Morehead Expands School Pool

The Morehead Scholarship Program recently announced it would expand its applicant pool, granting 60 more out-of-state schools eligibility to nominate students for the award.The recently chosen schools join 80 other out-of-state schools that are allowed to nominate one student for the award, which provides a full scholarship to UNC."This is the continuation of a process that started in the early '90s," said Morehead Scholarship Director Charles Lovelace.

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U.S. to World: `Let Them Eat Cake!'

Vandana Shiva is an early leader for the Marie Antoinette award of the 21st century.Shiva spends much of her time jet-setting around the world, preaching against those who would help the poor of her native India. When 10,000 of her countryfolk were killed and 10 to 15 million left homeless in the October 1999 cyclone, she protested against the food aid Americans distributed to the starving victims because, like 60 percent of U.S.

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Workers' Treatment Questioned

Recent protests claiming that institutional racism still exists on UNC's campus have brought attention to another case of allegedly unfair conditions -- the treatment of University housekeepers.Last Monday, protesters from the On the Wake of Emancipation Campaign raised concerns about the treatment of campus housekeepers, calling it one form of institutional racism among many at UNC.

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North Campus Construction Slated to Start

South Campus residents have been complaining all year about construction, but North Campus residents soon will face construction problems of their own. An $8 million renovation project is set to begin this summer on the steamline loop that provides both heating and hot water to North Campus residence halls.The loop is about 50 to 70 years old and is in need of replacement, said Larry Hicks, associate director of housing.

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Roberts Snags Weekly ACC Pitching Award

North Carolina junior right hander Ralph Roberts was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week on Monday after he collected wins at N.C. State and Maryland last week.Roberts, who is 2-0 with a team-best 3.00 ERA on the season, came out of the bullpen in his first three pitching appearances of the season before flourishing in three straight starts. Roberts earned a no-decision March 28 against Winthrop, but got wins in North Carolina's victories at N.C. State on April 2 and at Maryland on Sunday.

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Horowitz Protesters Acted With Decorum, Great Show of Activism

TO THE EDITOR:This letter is in response to Bruce Newman's needlessly harsh attack on the protesters of the now-infamous Horowitz column ("Protesters' Response to Horowitz Column "Knee-Jerk Reaction" April 6).Newman made it entirely clear that he does not agree with the protesters' point of view. He does not feel that the Horowitz column is racist, and he feels that there was nothing that ought to have prevented its running in The Daily Tar Heel.

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A Community of Choices

It's 8:45 a.m. Sunday, and the members of this congregation are beginning to gather.As they shuffle into their place of worship, they greet each other, catch up on news of the week and begin their service. But inside no prayers can be heard, no pews can be found, no songs are sung. The place that they are meeting is not a church.Here, at the Chapel Hill Zen Center, the scene inside the "zendo" is different.

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