The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday February 1st

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Growth Still Worries Pine Street

The tables have been cleared and the street reopened to local traffic -- now, residents of Pine Street are looking to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen for help with problems associated with neighborhood growth. About 50 residents, landowners and officials gathered Friday for the first ever Pine Street Block Party, which was created to address tension that arose on Pine Street this summer. During the summer, residents vocalized concerns to the aldermen about growing traffic, parking problems and noise levels associated with students renting in the area.

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Edwards Finds His Niche in Politics

The political rise of Sen. John Edwards is a study in contrasts. Edwards is a moderate Democrat from a traditionally conservative state. He represents the new, more liberal face of North Carolina, a stark contrast to the conservative era fronted by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., who announced his retirement earlier this month. Edwards has been widely mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2004, despite the fact that he never held a political office prior to his 1998 election to the U.S. Senate.

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Faculty To Watch Grading

UNC faculty members say a new policy will allow professors and administrators to monitor grading standards more closely to combat grade inflation. The resolution, passed during Friday's Faculty Council meeting, was recommended by the Task Force on Grading Standards and stipulates that each educational unit of the University review its grading standards in a formal meeting each year.

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6 Targeted Schools See Growth

UNC-system officials released preliminary figures showing that enrollment at most of the UNC-system's focus-growth institutions is climbing. Figures released Friday indicate that six of the seven schools that have been charged with the task of boosting enrollment met their goals for fall 2001.

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Tar Heels Ready to Play at Home

AUSTIN, Texas -- North Carolina football coach John Bunting got his ruby red slippers Saturday afternoon. After a Texas twister took the Tar Heels for a spin in the second half against the Longhorns, Bunting clicked his heels together three times. There's no place like home. There's no place like home. That's how it must feel for UNC (0-3), heading back to Chapel Hill for its first home game and looking for its first win of the 2001 season and of Bunting's tenure.

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Student's Death Still Unexplained

Officials suspect the drug that might have contributed to the Friday death of a UNC senior could have been obtained near or on campus. Daniel S. Walker, 20, a journalism and economics major, was found dead in his Carrboro home at 92 Pine Hill Drive around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

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Local Organizations Offer Counseling, Services

- Counseling and Psychological Services is seeing students on a walk-in basis in the Center for Health Student Behaviors in Student Health Service. - Quiet reflection and meditation with counseling staff and campus ministers is available in the Union Auditorium until 1 a.m. Wednesday. - Chancellor James Moeser is speaking at the Union Auditorium at 5 p.m. today. - The Newman Catholic Student Center will hold a rosary service at 3 p.m., mass at 5:30 p.m. and stations of the cross at 10 p.m.

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DPS Specialist Aims to Curb Car Usage

As the campus expands and parking woes worsen, the Department of Public Safety has hired a transportation specialist who will try to get people out of their own cars and on to the idea of biking, busing and car pooling. Debby Freed claimed her post as the transportation demand management coordinator last week, with hopes of educating people about alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles. The Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee created the position last year to address traffic congestion and parking shortages on campus.

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Campus Airs Concerns About Plan

UNC's Development Plan was met with a mixed response when it was presented to students, faculty and residents at a forum Monday night. The forum, sponsored by the Faculty Council, Employee Forum and student government, detailed proposed campus expansion and its impact on the community during the next eight to 10 years. While some residents and town officials were pleased with UNC's presentation, others felt officials were not prepared to answer all questions.

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Local Organization Offers Counseling, Prayer Services

- Counseling and Psychological Services is seeing students on a walk-in basis in the Center for Health Student Behaviors in Student Health Service. - Quiet reflection and meditation with counseling staff and campus ministers is available in the Union Auditorium until 1 a.m. Wednesday. - Chancellor James Moeser is speaking at the Union Auditorium at 5 p.m. today. - The Newman Catholic Student Center will hold a rosary service at 3 p.m., mass at 5:30 p.m. and stations of the cross at 10 p.m.

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BOG to Review Calendar Proposal

BOG to Review Calendar Proposal By Metoka Welch Staff Writer UNC Board of Governor members and student leaders are waiting for more details about a measure that would shorten the current academic calender for UNC-system students. The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council passed a resolution Friday urging the BOG to allow individual system schools to shorten the 150-day academic year by as many as ten days. A proposal by former UNC-system President C.D. Spangler increased the school year from 140 to 150 days in 1996.

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Terrorist Attacks Topple World Trade Center

Updated at 1:52 pm NEW YORK (AP) -- In one of the most horrifying attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows Tuesday that brought down the twin 110-story towers. A plane also slammed into the Pentagon as the government itself came under attack. Thousands could be dead or injured, a high-ranking New York City police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Bathroom Graffiti Not The University's Biggest Problem Right Now

TO THE EDITOR: Now I will admit that I have yet to have the occasion to use the facilities in the basement of Peabody Hall (in fact I could not say which building is Peabody), however my exploits have brought me in contact with various forms of bathroom graffiti. There are the strange remnants of a dating service that once ran out of the second floor bathroom of Venable Hall.

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Couple Donates Abstract Art to Ackland

UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Jim Patton and his wife, Mary, want to give back to the University what they got out of it -- an appreciation of artistry. The Pattons have amassed an impressive collection of abstract art that they are now promising to the Ackland Art Museum's exhibit "Space, Abstraction and Freedom: Twentieth-Century Art from the Collection of Mary and Jim Patton," that opened Sunday. "I think art, if you let it in, changes how you look at life itself and the world around you," Jim Patton said.

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Program Directors: Less Class Days Not Necessary

The directors of several UNC programs said Monday they doubt the necessity of a new resolution asking for a shortened academic calendar -- even though the resolution aims to benefit their programs. The resolution, which was passed Friday by the UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council, requests that the Board of Governors give UNC-system schools freedom to set their own academic calendars. Faculty members in favor of the resolution said it would eliminate students' conflicts with summer jobs, classes, internships and study abroad opportunities.

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Student Criticizes Paper And Maintains Moeser's Visibility on Campus

TO THE EDITOR: Despite a trial by fire thanks to unprecedented budget woes, when The Daily Tar Heel ran its report card on Chancellor James Moeser's first year, all they could ask is for him to improve his visibility on campus. As he has stated and proven all along, Chancellor Moeser is a zealot for improvement, and he is committed to answering this concern.

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Moeser Reacts, Sets Time for Reflection Service in Wake of Tragedy

Dear colleagues, In this time of national tragedy, I ask that you make yourselves available to students as they and all the rest of us grapple with the events of earlier today. Please conduct your classes as you see fit and direct students to the resources that are available on campus. Staff in Counseling and Psychological Service in the Student Health Service are available to see any student on a walk-in basis. You also may tell students to call counselors at 966-2175. Live broadcast television is available at various locations around campus.

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Cabinet Retreat Focuses Leaders On Teamwork

Cabinet Retreat Focuses Leaders On Teamwork Student government Cabinet members traveled to the Table Rock Campground to build a strong community in the group. By Joe Sullivan Staff Writer Student government leaders spent the weekend on retreat in the Pisgah National Forest developing leadership skills, bonding and fighting the mosquitoes. The retreat focused more on building a sense of teamwork than on policy issues.

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