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Friday September 30th

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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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Native Beauty Focus of Arboretum

As the dogwoods bloom across campus, the Coker Arboretum is reaching its peak season of activity.The dawning of the spring season has produced an abundance of floral aesthetics and a multitude of tasks for the Arboretum's staff. "The Arboretum is a riot of color right now," said curator Andrea Presler. "It's a great display."Coker Arboretum is part of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens and was originally founded in 1903 as an outdoor classroom.

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Group Seeks Bill For Immigrants' Higher Education

El Pueblo, a North Carolina-based Hispanic rights group, is pushing legislators to consider a bill allowing all resident Hispanics to attend state universities at in-state tuition rates. Despite the increased presence of resident aliens in North Carolina's labor force, noncitizen immigrants are barred from attending North Carolina's public universities.State Sen.

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Curley's Breakout Season Bodes Well for Gymnastics

Prior to this season, six freshman gymnasts had qualified for NCAA regionals in the 20-year tenure of North Carolina gymnastics coach Derek Galvin.Maddy Curley makes seven.A week ago, Curley became the first UNC freshman to qualify for NCAA regionals since junior Monica Middleton in 1999.Curley and senior Brooke Wilson will compete in the all-around, and sophomore Natalie Halbach will compete on balance beam at the meet, which begins Saturday at 6 p.m. in Gainesville, Fla."I was very excited and nervous because I didn't know how it worked," Curley said of her selection.

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Program Encourages Donations From Seniors

With a trivia contest and campus publicity, the Office of University Development launched a program this week to educate students about the impact of private donations at the University and to encourage them to contribute after graduation.The Good to Know program is designed to inform students as to exactly how they benefit from private donations other than the highly visible senior class gift, which is already on track to exceed the class officers' fund-raising goal."(The Good to Know program is) not fund raising yet, but it's raising awareness," said Greg Prince, director of

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Artist's Escape Seeks $4,500 to Stay Open

The goal is $4,500. The deadline is Sunday. Time is running out.Several regulars of the Artist's Escape Cafe Bar and Arts Gallery started a frantic search Thursday for money to prevent their favorite cafe from closing down.The Artist's Escape, located at 137 E. Franklin St., showcases local art, live music, coffee, food and a lounge with couches and a pool table.And for some in the Triangle area, it's a home away from home.Jamie Sohn, secretary for the Queer Network for Change, said it serves as a safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the area.

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BOG to Include 5 Incumbents, 4 Newcomers

The N.C. House elected nine members to the Board of Governors Thursday -- including four new officials.The newly elected members are James Babb, Dudley Flood, Charles Mercer and Gladys Robinson.Five of the six members of the BOG up for re-election were selected -- Bradley Adcock, Frank Grainger, Robert Warwick, Craig Souza and BOG Vice Chairman John Cecil. The only member not re-elected was John Sanders, who said he was disappointed but has no plans to run for the post again in the future.

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Wake Hands Men's Tennis 1st ACC Loss

WINSTON-SALEM -- The 47th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team handily upset No. 41 North Carolina 5-2 Wednesday afternoon at Leighton Stadium.The Tar Heels jumped to an early advantage by winning the doubles point, but the Demon Deacons took five of the six singles matches to take the victory and give North Carolina its first conference loss of the season.UNC's No.

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N.C. Bill Targets Foot-and-Mouth

N.C. legislators passed a bill Wednesday afternoon that grants the state veterinarian strong authority to prevent and respond to a possible outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.The disease has reached epidemic proportions on the British Isles, forcing the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of livestock. The virus afflicts cloven-hooved animals, and though it usually is not fatal, it does cause severe weight loss in livestock and stops the production of milk.Sen.

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Going on 60 Years And Still in Fashion

A tall man wearing khakis and a button-down shirt strolls through the wooden door of Julian's. When the owner spots him, rather than greeting him with a smile as she does most customers, a look of surprise fills her face. The two quickly embrace, and the man exclaims, "How long has it been?"The scenario is not uncommon at the Franklin Street clothing store.

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Novel Spans Decades in Tale of True Love

The Last Time They Met3 1/2 StarsTrue love can only be thwarted by car crashes, boating accidents and ill-timed pregnancy, at least according to Anita Shreve's latest novel "The Last Time They Met."The story traces the disastrous love affair of two soulmates frustrated by fate. Ex-high school sweethearts and present-day poets Thomas and Linda have a chance reunion at a literary convention.

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Rugby Team Seeks Funds to Travel to Sweet 16

The UNC men's club rugby team is considering sacrificing their bodies to make it to the national rugby Sweet 16 tournament -- and not just on the field.After winning the Southern Regional Championships last Sunday, the team needs to raise $8,000 in two weeks to pay for the flight to either Laramie, Wyo., or College Station, Texas.And senior Ryan Dahl, the team's president and captain, said some of the rugby players are looking into paid medical surveys as one way to raise money."We're looking into anything we can do to get money," Dahl said.He said they're brainstorming s

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Demon Deacons Edge UNC in Final Match

WINSTON-SALEM -- The 19th-ranked Wake Forest women's tennis team reeled off its sixth consecutive victory and third straight win against a higher-ranked opponent, defeating No. 13 North Carolina 4-3 at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center on Wednesday.North Carolina (10-5, 1-2 in the ACC) got on the board first by winning the doubles point, shutting out the Demon Deacons at No. 2 and 3 doubles.

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