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Sunday January 29th

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Faculty Addresses Gamut of Issues

A budget crisis has been declared for the state of North Carolina, but Chancellor James Moeser told the Faculty Council on Friday that UNC will survive it.Moeser said the state has allowed UNC a great deal of flexibility in deciding how to allocate University funds."In my opinion, the university system has been treated very fairly in the process," Moeser said."This is a serious problem for the state."Moeser said there will not be any layoffs because of the budget crisis."We will not anticipate any new funds, which is bad news for salary," Moeser sai

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Evolution Revived in Kansas Schools

After being under fire from scientific circles for more than a year, the Kansas Board of Education voted last week to restore evolution to the state's curriculum.The board voted 7-3 to repeal the previous standards, which de-emphasized the role of evolution in the state's scientific standards for education.Janet Waugh, board vice chairwoman, said the repeal was caused by the controversial nature of the original statutes and the departure of two board members after last fall's elections. The two, including former Chairwoman Linda Holloway, voted for de-emphasizing evolution in 1999.

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DTH Seeks Freshman To Profile

If you're a UNC freshman and want to grace the pages of The Daily Tar Heel, then here's the perfect opportunity.The DTH is looking for one freshman to fill a spot in the "Fresh Perspectives" series that follows four freshmen through their first year at UNC.

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Town Considers Potential Dog Park Site

Acting on the support of residents, local officials are researching potential sites for a proposed dog park in Chapel Hill.Staff are still researching the cost of building the park, and they are expected to report their findings to the Chapel Hill Town Council on March 26.Sonna Loewenthal, Chapel Hill assistant town manager, said Chapel Hill, like the rest of North Carolina, will be squeezed by the state's budget deficit, and no one is sure yet what this and next year's budget constraints will be.The state is expected to keep some of the town's funds this year and might cut Chapel Hil

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UNC Women Need to Stop Thinking About `The Ratio'

Sixty and 40. The two numbers need no explanation. The disproportionate female-to-male ratio at UNC-Chapel Hill is so widely known and discussed that it is simply known as the Ratio.If you listen to some women on campus, you will begin to believe that the Ratio is the root of all social evils. It makes every decent-looking guy a player who throws away women like tissues. It gives even the most heinous of men more game than the laws of nature should ever allow. It makes journalism and psychology classes have waitlists the length of a bratty kid's Christmas list.

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Solomon Avenges Round 1

CLEMSON, S.C. -- And Round 2 goes to Will Solomon.Clemson's junior shooting guard scored 26 points to lead his team to a 75-65 upset of No. 1 North Carolina. "I took shots that I normally take and they just went in," said Solomon, who shot 9-for-21 from the field and made 5-of-12 behind the 3-point line.

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Officials Hesitant About Fare-Free Busing

Some local officials have voiced reservations about how fare-free transit will be financed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.On Feb. 13, students overwhelmingly supported a referendum 3,882 to 1,576 that would make all Chapel Hill Transit Authority buses fare-free.

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Local Representatives Scrutinize Master Plan

Chapel Hill Town Council members and Orange County's state legislative delegation discussed potential problems with the Master Plan during a breakfast meeting at the Carolina Inn on Friday.Sens. Ellie Kinnaird and Howard Lee and Reps. Joe Hackney and Verla Insko, all Orange County Democrats, met with council members and officials to discuss potential legislative issues for the coming year. Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf chaired the meeting. Council members asked the legislators how much support the town would get in a fight over UNC's Master Plan.

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Ticket `Coincidence' Warrants UNC Leaders' Attention

All students on this campus, seniors in particular, should be asking some serious questions about the supposed coincidence surrounding the ticket distribution Saturday.Here's what happened:The Daily Tar Heel received an e-mail from senior Hunter Fritz on Wednesday night saying he had heard that those who picked up bracelets at 4 p.m. Wednesday would start the line Saturday morning.

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SBP Contenders \To Debate Sunday

Students, faculty and staff interested in hearing more from student body president candidates Eric Johnson and Justin Young before voting Tuesday will have their chance Sunday night.The Daily Tar Heel will host a Student Body President Runoff Debate at 7 p.m. in 08 Peabody Hall.Both candidates have agreed to meet once more in a debate setting to highlight the important issues of the 2001 student body president race. The debate will follow a traditional format.

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TaxWatch Questions New Pool

A local watchdog group has raised concerns about a proposed aquatic center in Chapel Hill and is directing them to Mayor Rosemary Waldorf.In a letter he sent to the mayor Tuesday, John Ryan, a member of TaxWatch, questioned the need for new pools. Instead, he suggested using Chapel Hill buses to shuttle people to Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough."We want to put those buses to work," Ryan said later.

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ask alwz

Q: Where exactly is the Horace Williams tract? What does UNC propose to do with it? What is the timetable for the development plans? -- P.L.A: The University-owned Horace Williams tract consists of 979 acres located 1 1/2 miles north of the UNC campus, according to a Town-Gown Committee Presentation Report dated Feb. 5, 2001.

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Forum Champions Merits of Women's Sports

Women from the University community gathered Thursday afternoon to hear three prominent figures in UNC's womens' athletics comment on everything from female competitive spirit to Title IX.About 25 people attended the forum on "Women Learning Through Participation in Sports," which was sponsored by the Association for Women Faculty and Professionals and designed to promote awareness of women's sports equity.Jana Toepel, a senior on the field hockey team, spoke about the importance of the positive self-image that athletic participation gives women.

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Committee to Examine Possible Voting Reform

Rep. David Price, D-N.C., will be included in a congressional committee investigating problematic voting procedures highlighted by the chaotic November 2000 election.Price will serve as co-chairman on the Democratic Caucus Special Committee on Election Reform, formed by House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo.

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Elton & Eminem - An Odd Couple

"I'll stab you in the head whether you're a fag or lez," Eminem raps in "Criminal," a song on his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP. In "Kill You," he sings, "Bitch, I'm-a kill you! You don't wanna fuck with me, girls leave, you ain't nothin' but a slut to me, bitch, I'm-a kill you!" On parts of the record, Eminem talks about raping his own mother. In "Kim," he raps about murdering the mother of his daughter.

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NRC Votes To Suspend Decision

Lingering questions surrounding the expansion of a local nuclear power plant have caused the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend a December ruling made by a division within the federal agency.The full five-member commission ordered Wednesday that Carolina Power & Light Co. could not begin storing nuclear waste at its Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant until the commission's staff answers a list of undisclosed questions.The ruling temporarily suspends a decision made Dec.

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Airmen Combat Isolation, Apathy

They might be decorated war heroes, but the Tuskegee Airmen were not fully recognized by their own country, a panel of former airmen told an awestruck audience of about 80 Shaw University students and alumni Thursday night.The black division of the Army Air Corps was established during World War II, when the U.S. forces were still segregated. "When we came back from World War II, we didn't have a parade down Fifth Avenue," said retired Army 1st Lt. Wilson Eagleson. "We were ignored.

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Web Sites Give Insight Into UNC Elections

Student body candidates stretched their limits of campaigning to the virtual realm.Candidates provided in-depth Web sites describing their ideas for campus improvement as well as revealing their personal sides, but candidates and students gave differing opinions on the impact the sites had on the election outcome and voter turnout.All the candidates' Web sites featured detailed descriptions of their platforms and attempted to show their personalities with a variety of features including pictures, favorite Web sites and biographical information.

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Orchestrating a Campaign

Campaign managers Matt Jones and Tim Nelson -- of the Young and Johnson teams, respectively -- have spent the past few weeks on the campaign trial that spans across the walkways of UNC and has been filled with everything from fliers and Pit-sits to forums and platforms.And even though when all is said and done, it will be Johnson or Young with the spot in student government, both Jones and Nelson said they loved the ride on which student government elections has taken them, and both give their jobs ringing endorsements.Matt JonesThis summer senior Matt Jones has plans to say "I do."

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