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Tuesday November 30th

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Friday Center Offers Up Array of Online Courses

Students hampered by scheduling conflicts or long commutes can register now for classes to be taken online. Carolina Classes Online is a program offered by the Friday Center. It started in 1997 with four courses and has grown to 26 for the spring 2001 semester. "I think it's been a favorable response," said June Blackwelder, associate director for publication and promotion department for the Friday Center. "It was intended for students who are a distance from Chapel Hill, but it turns out that regular students are interested as well.

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Speaker Stresses Laughter's Healing Power

Terminal illness might be no laughing matter, but cancer patients and their family members learned tips Tuesday night for laughing their way through the stress of disease. In a talk entitled "Laugh . for the Health of It," humor therapist Elaine Lundberg emphasized the importance of laughing often, sharing laughter and playing daily as she involved the audience in games and told funny anecdotes. "Laughter doesn't heal or cure, but it can distract or take away your perception of pain," Lundberg said.

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Dye Pack Might Help Police Find Robbery Suspect

CARRBORO - Police are still searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at Central Carolina Bank at 102 N.C. 54 Bypass. The robbery was reported by a 911 call to the Carrboro Police Department at 11:53 a.m. Monday morning. Police reports state that the suspect entered the building and inquired about opening an account. The suspect then produced a semiautomatic handgun and threatened the teller, giving the teller a bag to fill with money. As the suspect left the building, a dye pack placed in the bag burst, staining the cash and the pavement outside.

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Storage Facility Worries Residents

Carrboro residents aired concerns about a new storage facility being added to their neighborhood at a public hearing Tuesday night during a Board of Aldermen meeting. Morningstar Mini-Storage wants to put a short-term storage facility near Alabama Avenue and the Windwood neighborhood. The proposed floor area, which developer Morningstar has been working on for two years, is 163,363 square feet.

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Pledges' Attitude Toward Rape Crisis Center Volunteer Disappointing

TO THE EDITOR: As an Orange County Rape Crisis Center volunteer since 1997, I am asked each fall and spring to talk to fraternity and sorority pledges about date rape, sexual harassment and other related issues. These discussions help inform the prospective brothers and sisters about safety, prevention and community resources. I have found these sessions to be productive and, at the very least, well-received.

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Errors in Israel Column Show Author's Lack Of Knowledge on Subject

TO THE EDITOR: Anne Fawcett's Oct. 18 column "Ties to Israel Make America Poor Mediator" describing Israel's relationship vis-a-vis the Palestinian Arabs contains no fewer than five historical and factual errors, and reveals her poor knowledge on the subject. The "original plan" for dividing the region today known as Israel and Jordan to which Ms. Fawcett alludes was approved by the United Nations in 1947 in the form of Resolution 181, and would have provided both Arabs and Jews with respective homelands.

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UT Aims to Keep Students in State

The University of Tennessee has initiated a new scholarship program attempting to keep Tennessee's top high school graduates from attending out-of-state colleges and universities. The Trustee Scholarship program, which was announced last week, awards a $1,000 scholarship to Tennessee students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, receive high grade point averages or score very well on college entrance exams. Similar programs have been enacted in Georgia and Texas.

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CAA Prepares For Basketball Ticket Handout

Today is one of two opportunities remaining for students to receive bracelets for the Carolina Athletic Association's basketball ticket distribution this Saturday. The tickets are for UNC men's basketball games against University of Kentucky, University of Miami (Florida) and University at Buffalo. The Smith Center ticket office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday. The ticket distribution committee will place a bracelet on each student's arm.

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Electing Judges Places Politics Over Justice

This time of year, it's not unexpected to see signs staking out square feet of the roadside for political candidates. Price for Congress. Vinroot for Governor. They're nothing out of the ordinary - candidates running for the legislative or executive branches of government. But then there are the others. Re-elect Frye to the Supreme Court. Hudson for Court of Appeals. That's right. In North Carolina, we vote for our judges. While little known, this process isn't unusual.

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Stopped Early, Tigers Rally Against UNC Defense

For the rest of the game, it once again resembled the all-familiar 2000 unit that ranks a pedestrian 44th in the nation. Early on, the defense contained Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler, who, before Saturday, was the No. 11 rusher and ninth most efficient quarterback in the nation. The defensive line got to the scrambling Dantzler and sacked him three times. Running back Travis Zachery had only 27 yards in nearly a half of football.

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It's a Small World After All

The United Nations conjures up many images in the minds of UNC students. Some picture an international peacekeeping body, while others envision an invasive and unwanted military force. To clarify the role of the United Nations, the United Nations Organization at UNC strives to eradicate common misconceptions about the United Nations while raising global awareness among students and the community. The 40-member UNO, now in its second year, pursues this goal with activities and committees that reach out to and involve the student body.

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Learn About Differences Within Minority GroupsFor True Understanding

TO THE EDITOR: With the influx of Latinos to North Carolina, residents of this state have had to face the emergence of a new people and a new culture. Many might think that because we speak the same language we are all the same - just another large group of immigrants coming to this country to try and get whatever we can of the American dream. Well, we're NOT all the same. What we know of as Latin America consists of more than 20 different countries.

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3rd Curriculum Review Focuses on Perspectives

More than 30 students and faculty members from all corners of the University gathered Monday to address the pros and cons of UNC's curriculum. The third in a series of open public discussions, Monday's forum focused on, "What's Broke and What Isn't?: Assessing UNC's General Education Curriculum." The main issue discussed by Monday's panel was whether upper-level perspectives are useful to students in a liberal arts institution. The forum, held in the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, was part of the initial stages of the undergraduate curriculum review, scheduled to

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QNC Magazine Comes Back Out To UNC Campus

The Queer Network for Change participated in National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, but Lambda, its literary magazine, stayed in the closet until Monday. Amanda Hall, co-chairwoman of QNC, said the publication was supposed to accompany the other events, such as the Oct. 11 march, but because of a technical delay, it came out a week and a half late.

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Libertarian Candidates Soon to Visit UNCAnd Meet With Voters

TO THE EDITOR: I applaud the Oct. 20 editorial "Let in the Minority" suggesting the presidential debates should be open to major "third" parties. But you forgot Mr. Harry Browne, the Libertarian candidate for president. The Libertarian Party is one of only three parties with enough grassroots support to make the ballot in all 50 states. The candidates from the other two were the very elephant and donkey who bored us so in the presidential debates. As for the other "third" parties, Harry Browne is polling even with or higher than Mr. Buchanan almost everywhere. This despite Mr.

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Contest Yields Plans for Land

Plans for one of the last undeveloped and most visible parcels of land in Chapel Hill hinge on the winner of a design competition, approved Monday night. The Chapel Hill Town Council chose a design by Duda/Paine Architects of Durham as the winner of the Northeast Gateway design competition. Roger Waldon, director of the Chapel Hill Planning Department, said the gateway is one of the crucial parcels left to be developed in town. "It is an absolutely critical place in Chapel Hill," he said.

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Grant to Recruit Minorities

A collaborative effort between UNC-Chapel Hill and two of the state's historically black universities aims to increase the number of minority students enrolled in graduate-level biomedical and life science programs. The Partnership for Under-Represented Scientists United for Education (PURSUE) - using a half-million dollar grant provided by the National Institutes of Health - plans to recruit underrepresented minority students to enroll in master's degree programs at N.C. Central University and N.C.

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