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Wednesday December 8th

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Political Power at Stake in N.C.

A slim Democratic majority, coupled with the fact that federal and state district lines will be redrawn in the next legislative session, has rendered party affiliation a crucial factor in the local N.C. House of Representatives race. Candidates for District 24, which includes Orange County, say they realize the importance of party affiliation in the race and are touting the House's slim Democratic majority as an incentive to vote for their particular party. Currently, Democrats claim only 10 more seats in the House than Republicans.

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Carrboro Hosts Halloween Carnival

A tiny winged dinosaur, pumpkin people and a slew of witches, cowboys and fairies were among the costumed children that descended upon the Carrboro Town Hall Commons on Tuesday evening. They were joined by parents, volunteers of all ages and local residents who came to enjoy the Halloween Carnival, a family-oriented annual event set up by the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Commission, a voluntary citizens' board that advises the department on town recreational activities. "We want to provide a safe activity, primarily for children, but an activity parents are comfortable wi

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Voting Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This

The clock is ticking down for No Excuse Voting, so I stopped by the Morehead Planetarium last week to dig up insider details and pass them on to those who have yet to vote. 12:30 p.m. I enter the door of the Morehead Planetarium facing the quad, greet the girl sitting at the desk and follow the signs into the polling place. Three people are ahead of me in line. 12:33. I sit down to fill out the form certifying that I'm a registered voter in Orange County. I'm glad I brought my voter registration card with me so I could just copy the pertinent information onto my form.

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UNC Faces Uphill Battle At ITA Championships

It won't be all strawberries and cream for the North Carolina men's tennis team this week. Even with the home-court advantage. UNC heads into this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association's South Atlantic Regional Indoor Championships without a Tar Heel seeded in either the singles or doubles brackets. But this isn't a cause for concern for UNC coach Sam Paul. "I don't put much stock into seeds," Paul said.

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Dorm Internet Access Low at HBCUs

Students at historically black colleges and universities do not have access to the Internet in their residence halls, despite the presence of network systems on campus, according to a recently released study. The study, titled "Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Assessment of Networking and Connectivity," was released by U.S.

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UNC-G to Study Bioterrorism

UNC-Greensboro will receive half a million dollars to fund research aimed at finding detection methods for water- borne bioterrorist agents. President Clinton signed the bill funding the grant on Oct. 27. Ed McDonald, press secretary for Rep.

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Tar Heels Hope Turf Energizes Ground Game

North Carolina football coach Carl Torbush knows some of his players aren't thrilled about traveling to Pittsburgh this weekend. And it's not because they have become tentative in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

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DTH Readers Speak Out About Third-Party Candidates' Views and How Voting for Them Will Affect the Future of National Politics - Letter Two

TO THE EDITOR: If students are wondering whether they should vote for Al Gore or Ralph Nader, they need to realize that in North Carolina, you cannot vote for Ralph Nader in this election. He is not on the ballot and is not a qualified write-in candidate. Votes for Nader will not be counted this election season. If you choose to vote for a third-party candidate, you should not worry about what it will do to the general election.

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Town, UNC Maintain Positive Ties as Plan Takes Shape

Despite many divisive issues surrounding UNC's Master Plan, Chapel Hill officials remain optimistic about the relationship between the town and University. The Master Plan is a blueprint for future campus growth that has sparked controversy between UNC officials and town residents who fear UNC's borders will begin to creep into their neighborhoods. University and town officials have worked to ensure that issues of mutual concern over the Master Plan between the University and town are addressed appropriately.

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Local Of_cials Tour Possible School Sites

Local officials and school board members gathered Tuesday to tour a proposed site for a new elementary school they hope will ease overcrowding in the school system. Meadowmont, a development off N.C. 54, is the proposed site for the school. It will be the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools' ninth elementary school. "We had a Long-Range Facilities Task Force that thought about what our school needs to be," said Board of Education member Teresa Williams. Meadowmont is the preferred site being considered.

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NCCU Starts Chancellor Search

DURHAM - Members of N.C. Central University's Chancellor Search Committee continued working to identify characteristics a new chancellor would need during open forums Monday and Tuesday. Longtime Chancellor Julius Chambers will resign at the end of the 2001 spring semester. The forums included discussion of the search process and of the next chancellor's role in the university. The committee also heard student concerns regarding the next chancellor at a meeting Monday.

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Mall Event Keeps Trick or Treating Safe, Fun

Hundreds of children, dressed as X-Men, Pokemon and Minnie Mouse, among other costumes, filled the University Mall, anxiously searching for candy. The costumed children go to the mall to participate in its annual Halloween trick-or-treating. The University Mall sponsors activities in the mall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. where children can trick-or-treat at the different shops within the mall. "There was an estimate of 500 kids, not including parents, from last year," said Allen Foster, representative of University Mall marketing department.

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Presidential Candidates Revealed

Another Happy Halloween has come to an end. I can only hope that you ate enough candy to make yourself sick and that you sported something wild, outrageous or skimpy. But for two people, Halloween isn't over yet because they'll still be pretending next Tuesday to be someone they're not. So now that you're all going to vote, I feel it's my civic duty to help you plow through the mud of the presidential candidates on this historic occasion.

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DTH Readers Speak Out About Third-Party Candidates' Views and How Voting for Them Will Affect the Future of National Politics

TO THE EDITOR: While not as enthusiastic about Al Gore as Matt Jones, I too believe that progressive voters in North Carolina should vote to "Beat Bush," which of course implies vote Gore. Although Nader has a seemingly more progressive stance on some of the issues (definitely not all), it would not be progressive (nor strategic) to vote for him. The word progressive inherently reaches for "progress." A vote for Nader will not bring progress. To the contrary, a vote for Nader will bring G. "Dub-yah" Bush, who will naturally "regress" national policy.

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Funding the Vision: For Now, Ends Are Clearer Than Means

As the Master Plan vision for UNC's future finally comes into focus, the monetary sources that will make the multibillion dollar vision a reality are still unclear. "The bulk (of the projects) don't have funding streams attached to them," said Jonathan Howes, director of the Master Plan. Jack Evans, interim vice chancellor for finance and administration, said the nature of the Master Plan makes it impossible to solidify many funding sources. "The Master Plan is probably a 50-year plan," Evans said.

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Rowing Camp Extends Sports To Minority Girls

Harboring a love for rowing and a concern for girls' self-esteem, a UNC graduate student has started an outreach program aimed at getting minority girls involved in sports. Carol Hee-Seagle, a graduate student in the Department of Marine Sciences, founded "If You Let Me Row" in 1997 to teach confidence, strength, commitment and teamwork through free rowing lessons. "I've enjoyed rowing, and it can be really good for some people," Hee-Seagle said. "Everything in rowing is so huge - the oars are 16 feet long and the boat is 60 feet long.

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P.E. Games, Festivities Await Seawell Students

By Kim Perry Staff Writer With Halloween costumes and music, physical education teachers at Seawell Elementary School are using holiday fun to show students the importance of what is being learned in the classroom. During gym classes from Monday through Wednesday, students participated in Halloween Stations, where they could earn tickets by running laps or long jumping.

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