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Friday December 9th

Women's Tennis


National Report Seeks Remedies for Senioritis

A report released Jan. 17 indicates that senioritis -- a term often used to describe high school students' impatience to graduate -- is a real and problematic occurrence in schools nationwide.The National Commission on the High School Senior Year released the preliminary report.

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CHHS Sophomore Surges in Online Pop-Rock Charts

By now, it shouldn't be any surprise when a Chapel Hill musician gains national acclaim. But one can't avoid being amazed when introduced to Alysson Light, the 15-year-old singer/songwriter and pianist whose self-penned "Liquid Eyes" reached number 18 on mp3.com's acoustic pop-rock chart as of Jan. 21.Light said people are often stunned by the fact that she is only a sophomore at Chapel Hill High School.

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Local Police Benefit From Collaboration

On Jan. 9, Chapel Hill sent a description to all law enforcement agencies in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area by the area 911 dispatch.The information informed Carrboro police that Dwayne Russell Edwards, a suspect in a sexual assault in Chapel Hill, would be returning to his apartment by car.Using the information, Carrboro police were able to stop Edwards before he even reached his home. The arrest was a break in the investigation of three sexual assaults in the Carrboro and Chapel Hill area and, police felt, removed a violent criminal from the street.

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UNC Pulls Off Another Close One

RALEIGH -- Sunday was a day for defense.The Ravens and Giants offered plenty of it in the Super Bowl, and No. 5 North Carolina and N.C. State did their part at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.The Tar Heels struggled to score and finished with 60 points, more than 20 below their season average. But the Wolfpack offense was even more offensive, shooting 31 percent from the field and managing 52 points."We're very fortunate to come out of here with a win," UNC coach Matt Doherty said.

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Men's Swimming Topples Terrapins

Senior Brad Kline summed up North Carolina's last home meet of the season in one short phrase."It was a good day," Kline said.A good day was just what UNC men's swimming and diving team needed.The Tar Heels handed Maryland its first conference loss 205-95 Saturday in Koury Natatorium. After losing to Virginia last week and with ACC Championships fast approaching, UNC wanted to regain momentum in the conference."We had a tough loss last week against Virginia, which is our big rival," Kline said. "But Maryland is an ACC rival as well.

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Maryland Defeats Tar Heels

COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- The Maryland women's basketball team held on for a 55-53 win against North Carolina on Sunday in Cole Field House. Sophomore point guard Coretta Brown led the Tar Heels with 17 points, while senior forward LaQuanda Barksdale chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds. The Tar Heels fell to 10-9 overall and 4-5 in the ACC.UNC Athletes Earn NCAA BerthsUniversity Park, Penn. -- North Carolina track and field posted impressive results this weekend at the Penn State Invitational.

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Women's Swimming Extends ACC Winning Streak

This late in the swimming and diving season, convincing victories are hard to come by. Especially against a highly ranked opponent. But a huge win is just what the North Carolina women delivered Saturday morning at Koury Natatorium as they pounded No. 16 Maryland 203-96.Ninth-ranked UNC (7-1, 4-0 in the ACC), took 12 out of the meet's 16 events to defeat the Terps for its seventh straight victory.

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Cartoonist Takes Low Blow at Greek Community Members

TO THE EDITOR: I must voice the particular offense I took to Scott Rooker's editorial cartoon "Frat Boy Action Figures" published in the Jan. 25 paper.As a member of the Greek community, I laugh at the majority of the DTH cartoons that poke fun at the "fratty" style. However, the line between opinion and defamation must be respected.

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CCI Must Get Back on the Right Track

Michael Hooker would be embarrassed.In February 1998, UNC's former chancellor unveiled the Carolina Computing Initiative to the dismay of some and cheers of others.He envisioned a campus of students who, with laptops tucked snugly in their knapsacks, would emerge from this institution with computer know-how and technological street smarts.He painted the picture of classrooms filled to the brim with debates held over raised laptop screens.And it's a shame to watch his vision go straight to hell in the hands of those who have perverted the original intentions of the CCI to cover thei

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Tar Heels Trounce Wildcats

North Carolina's women's tennis team took another step Sunday in its path toward national prominence.But the misstep of Julie Rotondi may be an obstacle in that path.The good news for the Tar Heels: They beat No. 32 Kentucky 6-1, losing one singles match, a forfeit because of Rotondi's ankle injury.Her match was the closest of the day as she won the first set 7-5 but fell in the second set 6-4.

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U.S. Government Cannot Deny Basic Civil Rights to Citizens

Most people dream of the day when they can walk down the aisle and pledge their eternal love and devotion to their partner in a lavish wedding ceremony.And for most people, that's a dream that will most likely come true.But not for others.Same-sex marriages are far from a reality in this country. And the tide does not seem to be turning in favor of them.

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Baltimore Misses Its Biggest Fan\

As a city celebrated late into the night, somewhere John Steadman celebrated with it.The Ravens brought an NFL championship back to Baltimore for the first time in 30 years.But amid the manic cheering that ensued in Charm City last night, a sobering reminder surely lingered, leaving a twinge of melancholy. This was the first Super Bowl without John Steadman. And he would have loved to have been there.Mr.

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Old East to Auction Off Its Bachelors

From her residence hall room, Sarah Glover can peek out of her second-story window and snatch a glimpse of the Old Well.And whether the monument is idly standing by or visitors are snapping pictures of it, Glover raves about this view.It's an Old East view. Just a year ago, Glover or any female student could not enjoy this opportunity daily.

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Ballots To Lack GPSF Presidential Candidate

There will be no candidates listed for the role of Graduate and Professional Student Federation president in student elections on Feb. 13, but the current office holder is confident someone will step up to fill his shoes.Board of Elections Chairman Jeremy Tuchmayer said if a write-in candidate does not come through and the office is left unfilled, there would have to be a special election called by Student Body President Brad Matthews.After a meeting for student election candidates Tuesday, members of the Board of Elections reported no students interested in filling the GPSF position.

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Student Helps Sunflower Bloom

As a 10-year-old, Chris Myers saw in an encyclopedia an image of a black man held by a white mob in an early 1970s riot. An angry white man was about to impale the helpless captive with the pole of an American flag. Stunned and confused, Myers asked his father to explain the disturbing shot of history.

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UNC Experiment Yields Liquid DNA

Researchers at UNC have reached a scientific milestone, although they say specific applications for the findings remain up in the air. University scientists have successfully created a liquid form of DNA, a discovery that could prove important in the technological field.

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BOT Passes Increase Of Fees for Students

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees approved across-the-board student fee increases for the fall 2001 semester Thursday morning in its first meeting of the year.Although the $21.10 increase for undergraduate students and the $19 increase for graduate students were calculated primarily to cover inflationary costs, some trustees expressed support for higher increases in the future.Trustee David Pardue said UNC-CH undergraduate students should be expected to shoulder a greater increase in fees than the 2.8 percent that passed Thursday because the Board of Governors has set a cap for incre

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