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Friday December 9th

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Milking Rural Life For All It's Worth

You could say dairy farming is in Bob Nutter's blood.His grandfather had some of the first registered Holstein cows in the United States. His father was a past president of the National Holstein Association. His farm, Maple View Farm, has been in Orange County since 1963, when the family left the farm in Maine.So when he says farming is his life, he's not kidding.

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Cary Supports Moratorium

The town of Cary joined the ranks of several other N.C. local governments last week when the Town Council passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on executions in North Carolina.Cary is North Carolina's 12th local government to call for a death penalty moratorium, with a 4-3 vote in favor of the resolution, following similar decisions made in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Carborro.Cary Mayor Glen Lang said he supported the resolution because he believes the death penalty is applied unfairly. "Capital punishment unevenly targets the poor and African Americans," Lang said.

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Policy in Works to Regulate Use of Campuswide E-mails

Concerned faculty, students and staff have begun an attempt to battle unnecessary mass e-mails that clutter inboxes.Marian Moore, vice chancellor for information technology, will head a new group to create a policy to govern the use of campuswide e-mails.The group consists of Moore and other campus administrators from almost every segment of the University community, along with Student Body President Brad Matthews. "E-mail is a powerful tool.

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Orange County Seeks New Head Of Social Services

The Orange County Board of Social Services is searching for a leader to fill its director position by this summer. The Board of Social Services held a meeting with its assessment panel Thursday to plan recruitment activity for its director position. The board is seeking to fill the vacancy left by the late director Marti Pryor-Cook, who died in November.The five-person assessment panel consists of three Social Services board members, Orange County Manager John Link Jr.

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Dance Marathon Wins Charity Game

The UNC Dance Marathon survived a full day of fund raising Saturday by calling supporters to raise more money -- $5,617 -- than nine other area charities.In a game similar to CBS' "Survivor," 10 area charities competed with each other at Performance Chevrolet, 1810 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., to raise the most money and win a big-screen television.

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Our Culture Should Not Dismiss Lifetime, Exclusive Relationships

For as long as you both shall live...? It's done. It's over. No more freedom. No more fun. If you are a woman, say goodbye to your career. Welcome to a life of servitude and oppression. If you are a man ... well, no more carefree, happy days of bachelorhood. Now, sex with the same woman for the rest of your life.The same goes for you, ladies.At least that's what today's society would have you believe.Instead of this "welcome to Hell" imagery that is sometimes used to depict marriage, in reality, the union of two into one remains a very beautiful and amazing phenomenon.

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Tar Heels Take Down Spartans

One must think of possible consequences in scheduling. North Carolina wrestling coach Bill Lam can say he learned his lesson Saturday -- or maybe not. The Tar Heels blanked UNC-Greensboro 41-0 at Carmichael Auditorium, then headed west to defeat Appalachian State in Boone later that night. The victories put North Carolina back at .500 with a 4-4 dual meet record (1-0 in the ACC). At the start of the year, two matches in 24 hours looked very plausible to a talent-laden team.

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Committee Looks At Nike's Alleged Labor Violations

By Karey WutkowskiAssistant University EditorWhile students are forking over cash for UNC sweatshirts, the "perfect storm" of labor code violations could be brewing in a Mexico factory.Continuing the University's correspondence with Nike Corp., the Licensing Labor Code Advisory Committee met Friday to draft a letter requesting that Nike use its leverage to effect change in the plant.The committee members also used the letter to express concern about why Nike did not notice the factory's alleged labor code violations earlier and about how many more factories could be engaging in sim

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Officials Examine Asbestos Risk

A common building material with potentially hazardous exposure risks is opening people's eyes about their health safety at UNC.Asbestos, which lurks in the ceilings and inner workings of many older University residence halls and classrooms, is used as a fireproof and soundproof insulating material.

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Haywood Makes Self At Home

RALEIGH -- Brendan Haywood knows the drill by now.He shows up in Raleigh to play N.C. State and gets verbally abused. His manhood gets challenged. His intelligence gets questioned.It happens every year. At 7-feet and 268 pounds, Haywood is a whipping boy for Wolfpack fans, one of the toughest crowds in the ACC.And Haywood loves every minute of the attention."It's very fun to come here," Haywood said after UNC beat N.C. State 60-52 Sunday at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. "I've never lost here.

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Bill Fights 3rd Party Prejudice

In the opening week of the 144th General Assembly, lawmakers have introduced two separate bills that could change how North Carolinians vote in both state and national elections.Senate Bill 10, which was introduced Thursday by Sen. Wib Gulley, D-Durham, would make it easier for third-party candidates to appear on presidential election ballots.Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, introduced another bill Thursday calling for reform of laws in gubernatorial elections. The bill calls for the N.C.

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2-Year Colleges Ask for `.edu'

Officials at community colleges nationwide, including some in North Carolina, are attempting to change government policies that prohibit them from replacing the end suffix of their Web address with "edu."Guidelines set forth in 1993 by the National Science Foundation allow only four-year colleges and universities to use ".edu" in their domain names.Community colleges are required to have domain names that end in ".cc" followed by the school's state and country code.

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Symposium Highlights South Africa's Struggles

Native jurists and attorneys chronicled South Africa's struggle with freedom at a symposium at the School of Law on Saturday.The symposium, Apartheid to Democracy, honored the work of law Professor Kenneth Broun in South Africa and featured speakers who played a role in bringing democracy to the country.Some of the topics discussed were the land rights of blacks during apartheid, the role of blacks in the post-apartheid economy of South Africa and the development of social rights in Africa.Broun's work educating attorneys through the Black Lawyers Association of South Africa led to th

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Traditional Marriage Beneficial, But Same-Sex Unions Dangerous

As an opponent of "same-sex unions" or "domestic partnerships," I often receive criticism from those on the left side of the political spectrum regarding social issues. Despite the fact that I am a friend of many people who are homosexual, she quickly labeled me "homophobic" and "a person of intolerance."Frankly, I was disappointed. The term "homophobic" has been coined and used disparagingly to deprecate those who maintain an opposition to homosexuality.

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Institution of Marriage Sexist, Oppresses Women

Separation of the fundamental rejection of institutions and relationships that reinforce male dominance and female subordination is a crucial aspect of the feminist movement. If the institution of marriage is what Marilyn Frye would describe as "male-defined, male-dominated and operating for the benefit of males and the maintenance of male privilege," it would be a significant act of feminist separatism for women to refuse participation in that institution.

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Candidates Must Follow Posting, Chalking Policies

As the campaigns for student elections are launched on campus, a deluge of posters and fliers have adorned all corners of the University.But with the Board of Elections and University officials calling for stricter enforcement of the University's facilities use policy, the misplacement of just a few such fliers could lead to fines that could financially hinder a campaign.Early this month, Sue Kitchen, vice chancellor for student affairs, sent a letter to student leaders on campus asking for an increased effort to uphold the University's facilities use policy during student elections.T

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Labor Rights Worthy of Your Time

Where were all of you last Wednesday at noon? You missed an important event at the Old Well. Several students were trying to spread the word about the human rights abuses in a factory in Mexico -- a factory that makes UNC apparel. On Jan. 9, 800 workers walked out of the factory in Mexico where they are employed. This factory, Kukdong, has a contract with Nike and makes sweatshirts for UNC, Indiana University and the universities of Michigan, Oregon and Arizona.

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Student Elections Bring New Technology, New Rules

While the new online voting system might offer students ease of participation in next month's student elections, candidates will be forced to abide by modified campaign rules.The new system will allow students to vote via Student Central using their PID and PAC numbers.Jeremy Tuchmayer, chairman of the Board of Elections, said he hopes the new procedure will eliminate problems common in past elections.

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