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Thursday September 29th

Women's Tennis


Of_cials Aim to Keep Well Wet

Students seeking a lucky sip from the Old Well on the first day of spring semester classes found the landmark's tap bone-dry.But after a student e-mail inquired about the reason behind the dry well, officials are now trying to get the fountain flowing year-round.For the last few years, the University has cut off the water supply to the Old Well from November to March to prevent the well's pipes from freezing, said Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for facilities services.But Runberg said the University is now planning to take steps to keep the well running all year after Chance

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Women's Tennis Sweeps ACC Foes

The North Carolina women's tennis team struggled against Virginia and Maryland last season, losing to both teams in a long weekend away from home.This weekend at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the Tar Heels served both of those teams 6-1 losses, improving their record to 12-5 overall and 3-2 in the ACC.Playing under a hot sun, No. 14 North Carolina's intensity proved too much for the Cavaliers and the Terrapins.UNC more than earned the doubles point Sunday, winning all three doubles matches against Maryland.Playing at the No.

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N.C. Senate Mulls Merits Of Character Education

A bill introduced Thursday in the N.C. Senate is being touted by supporters as a "character education" proposal -- but its provisions go beyond teaching good character.The Student Citizen Act, backed by 15 Democratic sponsors and publicly supported by Gov. Mike Easley, requires state schools to develop a character-education curriculum to teach students integrity, kindness and respect.

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Students Request More Education Of Alcohol Policy

Two UNC students are questioning the clarity and fairness of the University's alcohol policy after receiving citations April 2 that they claim are unjust.Freshmen Jacki Fritz and Michael Dorfman were in a Hinton James Residence Hall room with open alcoholic beverages when four University police officers issued citations to both of them.But the students said they were not drinking.Dorfman said the citation will force him to take a class in responsible alcohol use, complete community service and pay a $25 fine.

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Blindenbacher's 22 Saves Highlight Return as Starter

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Two shots from Jeff Sonke to the face mask. Two minor concussions.Two games into the season, North Carolina lacrosse goalie Kris Blindenbacher was sidelined with his second concussion of the spring after Sonke, UNC's senior All-American attackman, nailed him during a March 1 practice.Sonke had done the same a week before the Tar Heels' Feb.

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Explaining Club Sports Coverage

Seven hundred student-athletes. Twenty-eight varsity teams. A ton of coaches, administrators and staff.The sports desk of The Daily Tar Heel endeavors to cover it all. Our mission statement every year says we will strive to better our coverage of the 28 varsity sports of the University.The important part of our statement is varsity. We don't even cover the junior varsity basketball squad, or mention it, unless we're talking about Jim Everett.

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Finding Faith

Sean Ryan's father is agnostic, but Ryan attended Catholic Mass every Sunday with his mother until he was 12 years old.But it was not until his freshman year at N.C. State University that Ryan began to explore his spiritual identity. Ryan went to his first Self-Knowledge Symposium, a group of individuals who gather to discuss spiritual topics."We're more focused on the process of searching for answers than dogmatic things," he said. Many campus leaders and observers say spirituality on American college campuses is on the rise.

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Thespian Serves Up New Theater

"Theater should be about big ideas in a small space," said Paul Frellick, director of the new Deep Dish Theater Company. And Frellick definitely has a big idea. It's the type of idea that could just as easily be labeled ingenious or ridiculous. When Deep Dish opens its doors in a few weeks, it won't be in an obscure corner of an artsy Triangle neighborhood or on one of the many area college campuses.

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UNC Splits Up for Weekend Track Meets

The North Carolina men's and women's track teams will compete at two meets this weekend. Half of both teams will travel to Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays, and the remaining athletes will head to the Duke Invitational in Durham.The Texas Relays, celebrating its 74th year, is hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and features both high school and collegiate divisions.The meet kicks off on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the women's hammer throw. The meet will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The final event, the 4x400-meter relay, is scheduled to begin at 4:25 p.m.

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Coach Matt Doherty Thanks the Student Body for Support

TO THE EDITOR:I want to thank the students for a great year in the Smith Center. I appreciate your support of our team. You made a difference. You helped our team play better, you distracted the opponents, and recruits saw great energy coming from you. I appreciate all you do and look forward to seeing you in the Smith Center next year.Matt DohertyHead CoachMen's Basketball

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Council Nixes Possible Town Layoffs

Four Chapel Hill Public Works Department employees still have jobs after local officials opted to seek alternatives for saving money other than cutting the positions.During a Wednesday work session, Chapel Hill Town Council members also decided not to eliminate biweekly trash pickup service to commercial businesses in Chapel Hill.

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Student Congress Swears in Speaker, New Members

The 83rd Student Congress elected its new officers Wednesday night, setting the pace for what some members say could be an uncontentious Congress.Junior Mark Townsend, who clinched the position of speaker by a 13-4 vote, will preside over this session's Congress meetings.The other four returning Congress members were also appointed to leadership positions: graduate student Sarah Marks as speaker pro tem, law student Gregory Wahl as Student Affairs Committee chairman, junior Tony Larson as Finance Committee chairman and applied sciences graduate student Dave Ruddell as Ethics Committee ch

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Sinners, Let Madonna Save You

I've got a secret. It involves a cult. But don't take this extremely insignificant column as me forcing my very personal beliefs upon you. Bail out now if you must ...OK, so here goes: Not only am I Madonna-obsessed, but I frickin' worship her.That's right. Each and every night, after I'm all tucked in, I pray to Madonna. Not the Madonna, as in Jesus' mother -- I'm talking about the Material Girl here.Think I'm crazy? I probably am. But that don't make no matter. Madonna has many followers. And doesn't that validate the religion?

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Bush Plan Threatens Research

President Bush's $1.6 trillion budget plan, which was approved by the House of Representatives last week, could have implications for environmental research conducted in North Carolina.The Bush plan would cut $150 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's budget, possibly eliminating federal funding for N.C. State University's research on hog waste disposal.N.C. State receives approximately $2.7 million from the federal government, $470,000 of which goes toward researching alternatives to hog lagoons.The N.C.

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NCSU, NCCU Examine Racial Profiling in N.C.

A group of researchers from N.C. State and N.C. Central universities are studying the frequency and implications of racial profiling in North Carolina.At the request of state law enforcement officials and with the support of a $470,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department, the researchers went out on N.C. highways equipped with stopwatches and radar guns to measure the speed of speeding vehicles.The researchers will then compare that data to the races of individuals pulled over by police.

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YCC Calls Upon Town to Finance Arcade

A group of high school students is asking local officials to "invest in the youth of Chapel Hill" by helping them finance a new teens-only video arcade.Youth Creating Change, a group of middle and high school students from Orange County, is asking the Chapel Hill Town Council for $18,000 in start-up capital for the business.David Thompson, YCC president and Orange High School sophomore, said he envisions the arcade as a place where kids can gather to create a sense of community. "It's not just going to be a place to get rowdy," Thompson said.

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UNC Shouldn't Be Sole College In Our County

Am I missing something, or isn't the point of a community college to have one in your community?Durham Technical Community College President Phail Wynn asked the Orange County Capital Needs Advisory Task Force on Wednesday to consider working a proposal into November's bond package that would help finance a satellite campus in Orange County.His request was met with reluctance, with county officials saying the $4 million pitch would have to take a backseat to more pressing needs such as education and elderly care.Understandable, but they can't keep putting it off.

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Ex-Model Scrutinizes Media, Ads

A Sports Illustrated swimsuit model-turned-feminist discussed the media's portrayal of violence against women for a packed house in Bingham Hall on Thursday night.About 100 people, mostly women, came to hear Ann Simonson, founder of Media Watch, a group that fights against negative representations of women in the media.

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Protesters' Response To Horowitz Column `Knee-jerk Reaction'

TO THE EDITOR:I am a 45-year-old black man. I want to commend The Daily Tar Heel for running the David Horowitz column. I have followed Horowitz's writing before he ever got involved with the reparations issue. I have studied closely his remarks on reparations, not only his ad but subsequent remarks on television and on college campuses. His remarks are not racist.As a black man, I have experienced racism -- so I know what it is. I do not hesitate to confront it (provided it's not more profitable to sidestep it) when I meet it. But there is something far worse than racism going on.

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