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Sunday January 29th

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SRC TV Doesn't Make for Real Entertainment

I was surprised twice when I spoke with Nick Schittone, director of programming for the College Television Network, to try to unravel the mystery behind the televisions in the Student Recreation Center. "Any university that wants us there" gets the free TVs that must be tuned to the College Television Network 24/7, Schittone said. What surprised me is that this implies that someone at UNC actually asked to have them put in, but nobody in the SRC seems to know who.

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LGBT Coalition Members Clarify Misconceptions Around Resource Center

TO THE EDITOR:The co-chairs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender resource center coalition would like to address the misinformation in the previously published editorial notebook by Jon Harris "Center Split" (Jan. 26) and clarify some details in the article "Campus GLBT Organizations Work for Own Space" (Jan. 23).First of all, by "following the footsteps of the Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center," (as stated by Harris) we are trying to establish an official administrative department recognized by the University.

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UNC Grad Makes Bid for Fame With His Own Comedy Show

UNC graduates normally shoot for the big time by heading to New York or L.A. Troy Griffin, on the other hand, decided to stay home and bring the big time to Chapel Hill.A May 2000 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Griffin has found success as producer and host of "Random Insanity," an irreverent variety show on Chapel Hill's cable access People's Channel.

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Tar Heels Show No Love for CCU

There were no flowers or candy at Carmichael Auditorium on Wednesday night. But there was almost a Valentine's Day massacre.The North Carolina women's basketball team's date with Coastal Carolina ended with the heartbroken Chanticleers going home with a 72-54 loss and without a goodnight kiss.The game looked like CCU wouldn't have much of a chance at the start. The Chanticleers turned the ball over four times in their first five possessions of the contest in the face of UNC's swarming defense.

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Princeton to Fund $16 Million Grants

A recent decision by Princeton University to replace student loans with grants has caused an upheaval in some areas of the higher education community, but UNC and Duke University officials say it will not affect them.Princeton officials announced Jan.

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Locals SAD Rock Out; White Turns Out Strange, Southern Album

Jim WhiteNo Such Place4 StarsSometimes artists try to be bizarre simply so they stick out from the crowd. Other times artists are truly bizarre. Such is Jim White.To roughly approximate his sound, try mixing Beck's rambling, mumbling lyrics, Neil Young's passionate folk influence and an upbringing in the rural South.

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Film Flaunts Cheap Humor, Revealingly Clad Actress

Saving Silverman3 StarsIt's a story as old as time itself. Guy meets girl. Guy proposes to girl. Guy's friends kidnap girl.Oh yeah, guy and guy's friends idolize Neil Diamond.Well, maybe it's not the most traditional love story, but it's the story of "Saving Silverman," the new comedy from director Dennis Dugan -- the very same man who brought us such juvenile favorites as "Happy Gilmore" and "Big Daddy."The movie stars America's favorite dessert-sodomizing loser, Jason Biggs, as Darren Silverman, the patsy with the heart of gold.

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V-Day Puts New Spin on Holiday

While many UNC students focused on romantic thoughts this Valentine's Day, several students took the opportunity to learn about the horrors of female genital mutilation in different societies."Violence Against Women as a Religious Ritual," a program held at the Wesley Foundation, was part of the V-Day Initiative, a worldwide effort to get the word out about violence against women.Kim Benton, the founder of V-Day on UNC's campus, presented video clips and led a discussion. She said the purpose of the program was to inform students of the horrors that women in other cultures must endure.

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Cheers to `Over the Hill' Holden

Holden Caulfield tells us at one point in J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" he thinks some of his fellow characters act so phony they can't possibly be real.You ever feel the same? Meet people so phony you can't believe they're real? Me too. That's why Salinger's characters are so believable. They're real. Or better -- they're phony. Holden merely points out things we all know intuitively.Still it's always amazed me how I and just about everyone else relate to Holden on such a personal level.

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New Romance Site Woos Lovers With Creative Ideas

Appropriately launched on the most romantic day of the year, a local man is hoping his new Web site will help couples keep the sparks flying.Scott McClure of Chapel Hill has launched LoveLifeMatters.com, a site designed to provide people with information about relationships."The mission of the site is kind of like a one-stop shop for information about romance," said Ashley Sharp, a freelance media relations coordinator for the company.McClure said he found it very difficult to find information on the Web about romance without it being pornography or information in some obscure scienti

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Tantalizing E-mail Sends Virus

Computer users receiving an e-mail claiming to have a picture of sex symbol and tennis star Anna Kournikova might be in for an unwelcome surprise when they find a computer virus instead.But UNC officials say the virus, which preys on Kournikova's widespread sex appeal, has caused few problems on campus.The virus arrives as an e-mail attachment with a subject line "Here you have, ;o)" and contains an attachment named "AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs."But when users click on the file, they download a virus instead of a picture of the young Russian tennis player.Symantec, w

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`Hannibal' Serves Up Gore, Poor Characterization

Hannibal3 StarsAs one of the most graphic scenes in film history squeals to a close, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) pulls in close to Special Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore) and delivers a classic line."I came halfway around the world to watch you run, Clarice. Will you let me run?"Starling's response is never really in question. But the moment might have been suspenseful had the quandary been posed to Ridley Scott, the director of "Hannibal."In adapting Thomas Harris' novel, Scott succeeds in resurrecting Dr.

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Humor, Violence Come to Town in `Vagina'

"'Vagina.' It doesn't matter how many times you say it, it never sounds like a word you want to say." That's Eve Ensler in the prologue to her popular play "The Vagina Monologues," which has become the centerpiece of a national movement to end violence against women.In honor of V-Day 2001, Ensler's Obie Award-winning play will be performed at Madison Square Garden in New York and at more than 200 colleges nationwide, including UNC.

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NCCU Revives Nursing Exam Scores

A year ago, N.C. Central University's nursing program seemed about as likely to post the highest passing rates in the UNC-system as Florida State now does to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball standings.With a passing rate of only 66 percent in 1999, the Board of Governors threatened to shut down the program unless their scores improved.Just a year later, N.C. Central boasted the highest score in the state -- 94 percent passing rate -- on the National Council Licensure Examination of Registered Nurses, referred to as the N.C.

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Interest Low for Congress

Junior William Southern won 100 percent of the votes for the 25th district's Student Congress representative.All two of them.It was one of the many results in Tuesday's Student Congress elections that reflected the low student interest in the congressional races.Despite this year's record election turnout, serious participation in congressional elections was still so low that jokers were able to vote UNC sports star Julius Peppers into office five times."It was kind of disappointing," said Board of Elections Chairman Jeremy Tuchmayer of this year's slate of congressional

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Grants Help Group Lend `A Helping Hand'

An area nonprofit organization has been awarded two grants totaling $37,400 from groups on both the local and national levels to help expand care of Chapel Hill's elderly and disabled.A Helping Hand has provided care to senior citizens and the disabled since May 1995, when the group was founded. With the grant funds, the organization will have more opportunities for volunteers to get involved.The grants were provided by two groups.

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Pitchers Deliver UNC's 1st Shutout of Season

North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox trotted out his third freshman starter in as many games Wednesday afternoon.And left-hander Daniel Moore answered the call, turning in the best pitching performance of the young season for the Tar Heels.Moore put seven bagels on the scoreboard and picked up his first collegiate victory as UNC shut out William & Mary 8-0 at a damp Boshamer Stadium."It's a big relief, you come out after three other guys have gotten wins and the team's counting on you to give them a quality start," Moore said.

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