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Monday February 6th

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Dedication Reveals New Hospitals

Stainless steel. Cold. Sterilized. For many people, these are words associated with a visit to the hospital. But UNC Hospitals officials and staff hope to ease some patient and family anxiety with the patient-friendly design of the newly constructed N.C. Women's and Children's Hospitals, which were dedicated Saturday.

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Event Kicks Off 10th Year of Second Sunday Readings

Staff Writer Literary illuminati and lovers of literature alike gathered Sunday for a celebration of N.C. writing as the 10th year of the Second Sunday Readings kicked off at the Carolina Inn. The Second Sunday Readings, a series that hosts two N.C. writers each month, is sponsored by the North Caroliniana Society, the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library and UNC's own Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.

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Web Site Designed to Catch Internet Plagiarism

Enter the words "term paper" on a search engine and a number of Web sites appear advertising pre-written term papers for sale. But one Internet company has a program to curb such cheating. More than 100 universities, including Duke University, and thousands of high schools, subscribe to turnitin.com, a program used to catch Internet plagiarism. The program works when students or instructors type questionable text on the Web site.

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Chancellor Should Up Tuition Last

If you've spent any time on campus and sober this semester, you'll have noticed those blue construction fences blossoming all over the north campus. As workers continue extensive renovations on several central areas of UNC, the time is ripe to look at days to come, to consider what lies ahead for the University. Chancellor James Moeser outlined his own vision for UNC's future at his State of the University address last week.

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Women's Soccer Shuts Out Weekend Foes

The Penn State women's soccer team began Sunday's game against No. 1 North Carolina with the same intensity as the thunder clouds threatening Fetzer Field. But fortunately for the Tar Heels, the Nittany Lion attack dissipated as quickly as the inclement weather. UNC held off Penn State's early offensive onslaught and defeated the No. 8 Nittany Lions 3-0. The win was the second of the weekend for North Carolina. The Tar Heels opened play in the Carolina Nike Classic with a 5-0 victory against Charlotte on Friday.

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Fiesta Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Elena Peot stood on a seat in the shuttle bus, gazing out the window in amazement. The young girl and her parents, Lydia Chang and Mark Peot, were three people of an estimated 44,000 who attended La Fiesta del Pueblo on Saturday. The family spent their afternoon soaking in the sights and sounds of Latin American culture. The fiesta was held at Chapel Hill High School, and people from all backgrounds took part in the festivities.

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Longhorns Stampede Over Tar Heels

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas controlled Saturday's football game with North Carolina so much that by its end, the Longhorns got to choose their final score. Brett Robin scored a touchdown for a 44-14 lead with 36 seconds remaining in the game. The Longhorns lined up for a two-point conversion, backup quarterback Major Applewhite took the snap and then took a knee.

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Council Asks to Cut Class Days

The UNC Faculty Council passed a resolution Friday asking for more autonomy when determining its academic calendar in hopes of decreasing the number of classroom days. The resolution urges the UNC-system Board of Governors to allow each institution in the 16-campus system to modify its 150-day academic year.

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Women's Soccer Learns, Regroups

Henry Ford once said, "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." If that's the case, then North Carolina women's soccer team hasn't stopped staring at its goal of another national championship since the first practice of the season. Heading into this weekend's Carolina Nike Classic, the nation's No. 1 team has remained optimistic. Some of the team entered the season out of shape, but at least everyone's healthy.

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DTH Picks of the Week

During last week's revelry, the DTH kids managed to do something never before seen on these pages -- pick a game that didn't exist. So add an extra loss for sheer stupidity, and get ready to hit the trail to Texas.

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Texas-Sized Challenge Awaits UNC

Game and time: North Carolina at Texas. Kickoff is at noon EST. Site: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field. TV/radio: ABC will televise the game nationally. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360 AM. Records: North Carolina 0-2. Texas 1-0. Series: Texas leads 4-3. Personnel update: North Carolina -- WR Brandon Russell (sprained left medial collateral ligament) is out, OL Jupiter Wilson (right calf bruise) is probable.

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Broad: BOG Wary of More Tuition Increases

UNC-system President Molly Broad said Thursday that the Board of Governors has a number of issues to consider before it would be ready to approve a campus-initiated tuition increase for UNC-Chapel Hill this year. A slew of campus-initiated tuition requests during the past two years has prompted the BOG to consider a review of its tuition-setting policy, adopted in 1998. But in his State of the University address Wednesday, Chancellor James Moeser announced that he will bring a five-year plan for tuition increases before the UNC-CH Board of Trustees this fall. Broad said the present

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N.C. Action Not in Line With Nation

North Carolina has stood out from the pack, albeit good or bad, in recent weeks as various organizations released studies on topics ranging from SAT scores to the most "family friendly" cities in the nation. But now the state is making headlines in a different arena. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the number of executions across the country is down dramatically for the second year in a row. Virginia and Texas, once noted for having the most executions, have shown sharp declines.

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Atypical Republican Candidate Joins U.S. Senate Race

Ada Fisher is not the typical Republican senatorial candidate -- she is a black, Jewish woman who supports stem cell research. Fisher, a Salisbury resident, announced this week that she will seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated when Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., retires in Jan.

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Filming, Writing, Farming: Professor's Field of Dreams

A large poster of a picturesque forest on UNC English Professor Gena Diamant's wall reads, "In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks." It is an appropriate motto for Diamant, who has high expectations for herself and the resourcefulness to fulfill them. Even the oddly shaped, chalky rock on the shelf in her office has to serve three purposes -- it's a bookend, pen holder and reminder of the beach she found it on. The 37-year-old American Literature Ph.D takes advantage of all the area has to offer.

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Campus Groups Concerned About Low Funds

Some student groups are scrambling to put together their fund requests in hopes of getting a piece of the especially small $11,500 pie Student Congress has to dole out this semester. While Congress usually has between $35,000 and $40,000 to allocate to campus groups in the fall, it has about a quarter of that amount for this semester. Some student groups are concerned the first come, first serve policy Congress is using to allocate funds will leave their organizations shortchanged. Congress members say the shortage of funds is a result of last year's Congress not paying the Student

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