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Thursday September 29th

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Town Council Finalizes Master Plan Response

Chapel Hill Town Council members unanimously approved a response Monday to UNC Chancellor James Moeser's March 7 request that University growth be exempted from town zoning regulations.The statement, deferred since March 26 to allow for revisions based on resident comments, outlines the town's legal requirement to uphold regulation of any new development. New UNC growth has become increasingly debated with the UNC Board of Trustees' recent approval of the Master Plan, a 50-year blueprint for campus growth.

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Student Government Teaches `Life Skills'

A Monday night seminar hosted by student government offered five students a chance to learn more about how to lease an apartment and approach credit card issues.The event, organized by former Academic Affairs Chairwoman Amanda Harrell, was held in Bingham Hall and featured Carol Badgett, an attorney with Student Legal Services.Harrell said this lecture, the first in a series of Life Skills Seminars slated for this semester, was the idea of former Student Body President Brad Matthews."(Matthews) wanted to have these seminars set up so that students can get free advice about stuff

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Committee Set to Convene, Name Housekeeping Head

As a national applicant search for UNC's next housekeeping services director draws to a close, a diverse committee will convene to select the person who will be given the task of resolving disputes within the department.Led by Facilities Services Design Technician John Heuer, the committee will consist of two housekeepers, Student Body President Justin Young, four facilities services staff members and the director of on-campus minority recruitment, Archie Ervin.Heuer hopes to begin meetings during the second week of May after the April 30 application deadline.

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Local Band Plays at Bulls' Season Opener

One could say that Runaway Cab and the Durham Bulls find themselves in the same place right now -- both striving to impress those that matter to reach that next level of stardom.Runaway Cab's quest is in the saturated music market in North Carolina, while that of the Bulls is what the film "Bull Durham" refers to as "the show." Reminiscent of Bon Jovi's performance on the top of the Ed Sullivan Theater during the David Letterman show, Chapel Hill-based Runaway Cab belted out their self-described "modern rock" atop the upper-level concourse at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to open the se

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Easley Releases Floyd Funds

Gov. Mike Easley said Friday he will not use $40 million targeted for Hurricane Floyd relief efforts to help remedy the state's budget shortfall as he had planned earlier this year.Easley indicated in February he would hold the funds in reserve for possible use against a state budget deficit that is nearly $800 million.But in a letter addressed Friday to leaders of the N.C.

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N.C. Senator Encourages Political Activism

An N.C. senator and former UNC student body president invited Young Democrats members to become involved in state politics and highlighted future plans for his inaugural term in the N.C. Senate.Cal Cunningham, D-Davidson, said Monday night that student involvement was not only important in his 2000 campaign but also in the future of North Carolina."Run for office and get involved," Cunningham said.

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`Protest of the Week Syndrome' Still Seen Among Student Body

TO THE EDITOR:After waiting 13 years as part of the UNC community, first as a student and later as a resident, someone finally managed to hit the nail on the head in a way that I have never been able to fully get across. I want to thank Bruce Newman for stating in the most concise and accurate way what I have been referring to as the "Protest of the Week Syndrome" these many years.It truly heartened me to see that I am not alone in my belief that UNC students are too lazy and reactionary to think for themselves.

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Where Do I Fit Into Campus Race Debate?

This is a hard column to write.I had planned to take a side on the blistering debate surrounding David Horowitz's ad, the protests against the naming of Saunders Hall and the charges that institutional racism at UNC is alive and well.I'm having a hard time doing it -- mostly because I'm white.And because of that, it's hard to figure out my place in this debate. It's hard to figure out what I have a right to think and say because I'm white.

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Chaney Appoints CAA Staff

In an effort to overcome the discord that hampered the previous administration's Cabinet, new Carolina Athletic Association President Reid Chaney stressed teamwork and dedication in the appointment of his staff last week.Among 20 Cabinet members, Chaney appointed Vice President-select Jon Kanipe, Treasurer-select Chase Choplin and Secretary-elect Vicki Wade, who must go before Student Congress on Tuesday for approval.These Cabinet officers are the first to be subject to congressional approval in accordance with a bill passed by the 82nd session last week, giving Congress the power to ove

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Recruit's Status OK, Haus Says

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- North Carolina men's lacrosse coach John Haus addressed the status of UNC recruit Charlie Conkling on Saturday in the wake of a controversy at his high school in suburban Baltimore.The Baltimore Sun reported that a junior varsity lacrosse player at St. Paul's videotaped himself having sex at his home with a 15-year-old girl without her knowledge on March 23.

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Softball Tops FSU, Wins Invitational

This weekend was supposed to mark the opening of North Carolina's new softball complex.While construction has been delayed on the state-of-the-art field, the Tar Heels used this weekend to address another complex: beating Florida State.North Carolina beat the 17th-ranked Seminoles 3-2 in eight innings Sunday at Finley Field. The game, part of the Tar Heel Invitational, gave the Tar Heels (24-16-1, 1-2 in the ACC) some revenge after losing 2-0 and 5-0 to Florida State in a conference doubleheader Friday.

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Rowers Finish 3rd in California Cup

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The North Carolina women's rowing team finished third in the California Cup grand final Sunday afternoon at the San Diego Crew Classic, behind Tulsa and Tennessee and just ahead of Kansas State. The Tar Heels staged a dramatic comeback to win their heat on Saturday afternoon and advance to the grand final, which was delayed several hours due to bad weather on Saturday that pushed Sunday's entire schedule back. Maryland Takes Series From BaseballCOLLEGE PARK, Md.

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3-on-3 Keeps Competition, Hope Alive

Although the NCAA tournament has come and gone, March Madness continued into April on campus Saturday with a three-on-three basketball tournament that raised funds for the Lineberger Cancer Research Center.Carolina Cancer Focus' second annual tournament brought 22 teams to Woollen Gym to compete for prizes donated by local businesses including Bandido's, Michael Jordan's 23 and Johnny T-Shirt.Nike also supported CCF by contributing several pairs of sunglasses as the grand prize for the tournament's winning trio.Tournament organizer Paymon Rouhanifard said he was pleased with the outpo

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Leaders: SCRA Pleas Unrealistic

Campus leaders have made it clear that many of the goals of the South Campus Residence Alliance, which was created recently by students to voice concerns about South Campus construction, are unrealistic.But the ones that are, officials say, will be addressed soon.David Cooper, the new Residence Hall Association president, called the SCRA unnecessary and said the RHA could have been more effective in handling student grievances."It could have been dealt with a lot smoother through RHA," Cooper said.

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Wilkinson's Absence Hurts Tar Heels' `D'

Blame it on the sweltering afternoon heat at North Carolina's Fetzer Field. Blame it on Georgetown's Stanwick sisters, who terrorized the Tar Heel defenders.Blame it on a North Carolina scoring drought of 28:23, during which the Hoyas turned a 6-7 deficit into a 15-7 advantage that would prove insurmountable. But the true key to the North Carolina women's lacrosse team's 15-9 loss to fifth-ranked Georgetown on Saturday was not on the field but on the Tar Heel bench, wearing No.

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Students Meet With Campus Officials to Discuss Racism at UNC

Students concerned about institutional racism at UNC are one step closer to having their problems addressed by University officials.Five members of the On the Wake of Emancipation Campaign met Friday with Provost Robert Shelton, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sue Kitchen and Director of Minority Affairs Archie Ervin to discuss their 14 demands for making UNC a safer place for students of color.Members of OWEC presented Shelton with a list of their demands on the steps of South Building on April 2, asking Shelton to schedule a meeting with them.

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