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Friday February 3rd

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Students, Faculty, Staff React to `Great Issues'

While Chancellor James Moeser's first State of the University address covered a variety of topics, it was the last 10 minutes that had the greatest impact for many members of the University community. In that time, Moeser said the University had the responsibility to provide moral leadership on what he called "the great issues of our day." "I was very pleased with his comments at the end on the moral role of the University," said Jonathan Howes, special assistant to the chancellor.

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ASG Gets Grant to Boost Youth Voter Registration

The UNC Association of Student Governments in conjunction with N.C. Public Interest Research Group recently was awarded an $11,000 grant to improve youth voter registration and education in the state. The Pew Charitable Trusts -- an organization that encourages citizen participation in political and social issues -- jointly awarded the grant to both organizations. The partnership's tentative goal is to register 4,000 voters by Sept. 14 -- the deadline to register for the November elections, said Tony Caravano, an N.C.

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Cross Country Plans to Combine Efforts to Notch `W's

If Sen. Joseph McCarthy were alive, he might accuse North Carolina's cross-country runners of being Communists. They don't read Karl Marx before each meet, and their uniforms aren't embroidered with a hammer and sickle. But the Tar Heels are focusing on the collective good of the team, not on individual achievements, for success in 2001. "Our motivation lies in how the team does," sophomore Shalane Flanagan said.

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Letter Questions Growth Rate

State legislators spent Tuesday examining the validity of a recent prediction that North Carolina's economy might grow at a slower rate than previously projected. But members of the General Assembly are unfazed by the prediction and say it will not influence debate on a tax proposal the legislature is considering. State Treasurer Richard Moore sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Mike Easley, Senate Pro Tem Marc Basnight and House Speaker Jim Black stating his concern that North Carolina might have overestimated its growth during the next two fiscal years.

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Moeser Gives 1st State of University Address

As Chancellor James Moeser stood on stage in the Great Hall under a Carolina blue banner, the first words he spoke reminded members of the University community that he has been with them only a year. But the scope of Moeser's State of the University address, delivered in the Student Union, spanned far beyond just a year as he outlined his long-term goals and vision for making UNC-Chapel Hill the best public university in the nation. Moeser's speech was the first of its type in recent UNC-CH history.

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Country Is Avoiding Its Racial Policies by Pulling Out of U.N. Conference

TO THE EDITOR: The United States' decision to pull its delegates from the World Conference on Racism is a sad commentary on its failure to address its own racial policies. The United States is using what it deems racist language from some Arab nations concerning Zionism as a cover for the real reasons why it is not participating in the conference. Truth be told, the U.S. government did not want to get involved in the conference because it knew that the recent and past racial policies of the United States were included in the agenda.

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UNC Responds to Town's Growth Stipulations

University officials said Wednesday that they will submit an addendum to UNC's Development Plan to the town in hopes of clearing up a discrepancy between the University's Development and Master plans. In the Master Plan, a 50-year blueprint for internal campus growth, the University indicates that a four-lane road and a 60-foot transit corridor eventually will be built on the southern perimeter of campus. But in the Development Plan, an eight-year summary of how campus growth will affect the town, there is no mention of an access road or a transit corridor.

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Speech Details Plans to Expand Fund Raising

Chancellor James Moeser reaffirmed his commitment to making UNC the best public institution in the country during his State of the University address Wednesday, promising to maximize the University's private financial contributions in the coming years. While stressing the importance of stabilizing the University's financial situation -- from avoiding potential budget cuts to improving faculty salaries -- the chancellor revealed that the "quiet phase" of the Carolina First Campaign is coming to an end. The campaign is a seven-year University effort, begun in July 1999, to gain private d

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Area Officials Resurrect Bus Advertising Debate

Chapel Hill and Carrboro officials have renewed discussion of placing advertisements on the exterior of transit buses, a move that some aldermen say could help Carrboro fund fare-free busing. Carrboro Alderman Joal Broun sparked discussion on the issue at Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting after Chapel Hill Town Council member Joyce Brown initially suggested the idea at last week's council meeting. Although the issue has been discussed in previous years, officials have never approved similar proposals.

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Too Easy to Reduce Helms To A Villain

ay I heard a sweet story, and it's true. A man was reading the newspaper and came across an article about a 9-year-old orphan with cerebral palsy who wanted a family. Feeling sorry for the boy, he brought him home to his wife and two daughters, adopted him, gave him his last name and raised him as his son. The man is Jesse Helms; the boy is his son Charles. Even so, I can't make myself like Helms.

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UNC to Run Checks on Employees

After several months of deliberation, UNC officials have decided to conduct criminal background checks for every employee the University hires. Members of the University community, including a student who was allegedly attacked by a UNC employee who had a criminal record, say mandatory background checks will create a safer campus environment. "This is clearly an area (where) we felt we could make an important contribution to the safety of staff and students without parting with a large expenditure of funds," said Drake Maynard, senior director of human resources. The policy, which

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Commissioners Renew Deal With Dental Students

For the 12th straight year, Orange County officials unanimously renewed funding Tuesday night for a program that provides dental services for residents. At its regular business meeting, the Orange County Board of Commissioners opted to renew an agreement that places UNC School of Dentistry students in Carrboro, Hillsborough and Chapel Hill health departments. The county annually contracts with the dental school to help staff the clinics at a cost of $42,585, which comes out of the Orange County Health Department's annual budget. Instead of directly benefiting the dental school, par

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Librarian Brings Experience to Post

Hill Hall's library has had a vacancy in its head librarian seat for almost a year, but Philip Vandermeer is eager to restart the music. Tuesday was Vandermeer's first day in Hill Hall as the head librarian of the music library, and familiarizing himself with one of the nation's largest music collections has proved to be a daunting task. "This is really one of the best collections in the U.S.," Vandermeer said. "I was looking for some new challenges.

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Volleyball Sweeps Davidson

Staff Report DAVIDSON -- The North Carolina volleyball team defeated Davidson 3-0 Tuesday night at Belk Arena in Davidson. The Tar Heels won the first two games by narrow two-point margins, 30-28 in the first and 35-33 in the second, before taking the final game by a 30-16 count. NCAA volleyball has changed its scoring this year. Instead of playing to 15 points, squads will play a 30-point rally game. This way, each play will end with one team being rewarded with a point.

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