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Sunday February 5th

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Masala's Diversity Week Opens

Masala kicked off a week of cultural diversity celebration by handing out cotton candy under sunny skies in the Pit on Monday afternoon.Several multicultural groups set up tables at the event to promote their organizations and show support for Masala, the umbrella organization for cultural groups on campus.Sarath Kolluru, an executive board member of Masala, said the goal of the week was to promote multiculturalism."It's important to spread the word that there are different cultures and inform people how to access them," he said.Kolluru said he wants to make certain that

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DHMO: Our Nation's Silent Killer

Standing in a dying forest ravaged by acid rain, a victim sadly mutters, "If only they'd banned that (rotten) DHMO, this never would've happened."DHMO stands for dihydrogen monoxide, a chemical also known as "hydric acid" or "hydrogen hydroxide." DHMO is a major component of acid rain.Appalachian coal companies have long used DHMO as a solvent to remove mining impurities from dirty coal.

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Matthews Works To Install Clocks

The goal of equipping all UNC classrooms with accurate clocks could come to fruition as early as this spring.The project -- an issue included in Student Body President Brad Matthews' platform -- has stalled due to a combination of political ensnarements and logistical problems."It's in the works," Matthews said. "As usual with anything in a bureaucracy, it always takes longer than you think."The project is now in the hands of Charles Gallagher, the maintenance supervisor for facilities and building services.

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Former Candidates Endorse Young for SBP

Four of the five student body president candidates eliminated in last week's election have lent their support to candidate Justin Young in today's runoff.Former candidates Dustyn Baker, Correy Campbell, Annie Peirce and Caleb Ritter endorsed Young, although he and opponent Eric Johnson both solicited their support.All the former candidates who endorsed Young commented on his personality and his ability to keep the election scene enjoyable. "I want to remain active in student government, and Justin was enjoyable to work with all of the time," Peirce said.

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Superintendent Looks to Future of District

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Neil Pedersen insists that despite all of the recognition and fame he has received of late, he plans to continue to serve the district and work to achieve his goals.Pedersen was one of four finalists up for the American Association of School Administrators' National Superintendent of the Year award.

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Forum Addresses Transportation Needs

Several N.C. officials, including local legislators, discussed the future of transportation in the state before a small lunchtime crowd Monday at the UNC School of Law.The event was the first in a series of 21st Century North Carolina Forums sponsored by the Sanford Society, a student organization that promotes progressive public policies.Jamie Cox, Sanford Society president, said the forum's purpose was to discuss how transportation must change to meet the state's new needs.

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Singer and Dimmling\Will Make Senior Year\`Fun and Meaningful'\

TO THE EDITOR:For the first time, I decided that as a junior, it is my responsibility to pay close attention to the campaigns for office in order to cast a vote that is well-informed. I have been reading up on all of the candidates, attending forums and watching for their presence on campus. From my research, I have come to one conclusion: The Ben Singer/Ursula Dimmling campaign for senior class office is the most underrated and unappreciated campaign this year.

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Changes Proposed for N.C. Marriage Laws

Several N.C. marriage laws, which have not been reformed since 1903, could soon become part of history.The proposed changes would recognize marriages of different races and also close a legal loophole sometimes used to defend statutory rape. According to current statutes, neither Muslim nor American Indian marriages performed in their faith are legally recognized by the state.

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Former SBP Candidate\Lends Her Full Support\To Justin Young for SBP\

TO THE EDITOR:As a former candidate for student body president, I have seen all the student body president candidates in a capacity that few have had the privilege of seeing. After working first-hand with the personalities and leadership skills of both Justin Young and Eric Johnson, I can confidently say without a doubt that Justin Young is the best candidate. Justin is genuine, approachable and diligent. His lighter side made campaigning enjoyable as his sense of humanity outweighs his political nature.

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eBay Duke Ticket Auction Could Carry Penalties

With hopes of attaining easy cash and huge profits, some UNC students are selling their UNC-Duke tickets online at eBay, regardless of the consequences.While the tickets usually sell face value for about $25 and student tickets have a face value of $0, some students and UNC fans are utilizing the online services to gain bids ranging from $300 to $350 -- a violation of the Honor Code for students.As the world's largest online marketplace, eBay allows users to auction materials with no charge.But eBay has several guidelines and policies that users must adhere to before they can sell an

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Eric Johnson Understands\UNC Issues Very Well, Will Fight for Students\

TO THE EDITOR:Like most students at Carolina, we were annoyed by the chaos that accompanied last year's student elections. So when the farcical campaign of Brian Bersticker for student body president began, we immediately climbed on the Bersticker bandwagon.When Eric Johnson announced that he was running this year, however, we had to tell Stick that we were going with EJ.

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Commissioners to Discuss Adult Long-Term Care with Legislators

Orange County representatives will join members of two community advisory committees in Chapel Hill on Tuesday to discuss issues that impact local providers of long-term adult care.Kate Barrett, elder-care supervisor for the Orange County Department on Aging, said members of the nursing and adult care home community advisory committees hoped to engage in a dialogue with state legislators about shortcomings in the adult long-term care system."We'll tell legislators where we see the system failing and then review legislative acts that impact long-term care," she said.

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Lecture Series Speaker Explains 4D

A leading computer science researcher explained emerging virtual reality technology to a gathering of about 50 people Monday in Sitterson Hall as part of the Triangle Distinguished Lecture Series.Takeo Kanade, a professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, led a lecture broadcast to campus from Duke University titled "Virtualized Reality: 4D Digitization of a Time-Varying Real Event and Its Application." A crowd of mostly computer science graduate students and faculty viewed the broadcast and were engulfed by Kanade's enthusiasm about his work.Kanade, who receive

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Tennessee Eliminates UNC in Triangle Classic

RALEIGH -- The pieces just came together for the North Carolina softball team during its win against Tennessee on Saturday evening.In the teams' next meeting Sunday afternoon, it seemed things had fallen apart.The Lady Volunteers defeated the Tar Heels 1-0 in the Triangle Classic softball tournament at Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Sunday, eliminating UNC from tournament play. The Tar Heels had qualified to play Tennessee again after defeating Purdue 6-2 on Saturday night in its first gold-bracket game."I'm just really disappointed," UNC coach Donna Papa said.

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Racism Can Be Difficult to Notice

I am internally racist. Of course, I try not to be, but most of the time, I don't even know when I'm doing it. Growing up white in a white system, I was systematically taught to look down on those who were different from me. I do not blame my parents or my teachers or my peers for teaching me racism. This is absolutely not the case. Most of them did the best job they could in teaching me to love all different kinds of people. Unfortunately, the system was not set up so they would always succeed.Let's define our terms so there is no confusion here.

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Tar Heels Sweep Hoosiers in Straight Sets

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The North Carolina women's tennis team defeated Indiana 7-0 for its second win in as many days. The Tar Heels swept the singles matches in straight sets and took two of three doubles contests to blank the Hoosiers. The No. 22 Tar Heels were led by Marlene Mejia, who defeated Indiana's Kelly Blanch 6-4, 6-4 at first singles. Kate Pinchbeck, Kristin Koenig, and Kendrick Bunn earned victories at the second through fourth slots, while Elina Bairos and Courtney Zalinski won tiebreakers in the second sets to clinch their matches.

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