The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday December 7th

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Laura Bush Taking Traditional Role, Not Being Trophy

Is any woman who chooses not to be a pushy broad oppressed by a man? According to Melanie Kolasa's nauseating cartoon on Jan. 22 in The Daily Tar Heel, this is the case.Because of her choice to take a more traditional role as first lady, the cartoon depicted Laura Bush oppressed by her husband. This is clearly not the case. Laura Bush is not a politician, nor was she elected president. Her role as first lady should not be equivalent to that of the president, and that being said she does indeed "know her place."As a former librarian, Mrs.

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DTH Wins Statewide Journalism Awards

The Daily Tar Heel took home two N.C. Press Association awards at the annual ceremony held Thursday night at the William and Ida Friday Center.Arts & Entertainment Editor Ashley Atkinson won second place in the criticism category for three music reviews. And the DTH staff won third place in the special section category for Defining a Decade, which chronicled the major players and events of the 1990s in the nation, state and UNC campus.The DTH competed with more than 100 newspapers from across the state with circulations between 15,000 and 34,999.

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ASG Lobbying Event Lacks Funds, Students

With only a month left before Student Day at the Capitol, none of the committed UNC-system campuses have given financial contributions to support the event.The original plan stated that on Feb. 20 about 1,400 students from all schools in the system will meet at the N.C.

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Pull Your Support for Boy Scouts

A few weeks ago, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education voted to withdraw support from the local Boy Scouts. They found that since the Scouts' national policy doesn't "allow for the registration of avowed homosexuals as members or as leaders," they could no longer let troops meet on school grounds. You see, the school board includes sexual orientation as a part of its nondiscrimination policy.

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Proposed Lottery Bill Divides N.C. House

The first bill introduced to the 144th session of the N.C. General Assembly deals with one of the controversial issues legislatures will have to tackle this session -- a statewide lottery.House Bill 1, which would allow a state lottery primarily aimed at funding education, was introduced Wednesday, the first day of the legislative session.Rep. Bill Owens, D-Camden, introduced the bill, motivated mainly, he said, by the millions of dollars N.C. residents spend annually on out-of-state lotteries.Owens' bill would divert 25 percent of the lottery proceeds to prekindergarten programs.

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DPS Seeks to Up Parking Penalties

Students who complain about the financial burden of paying parking tickets might find themselves even more strapped next fall if a University committee's recommendations go into effect.The Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee voted Wednesday to recommend several changes in parking fees and zoning.

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Get Creative Instead of Just Getting Wider

Planning for growth is one of the things Chapel Hill Town Council members like to think they're good at, but their recent actions and proposals have been inconsistent with each other and with the stated goal of smart growth. The Town Council passed a resolution endorsing widening sections of Weaver Dairy Road to three lanes. This resolution goes against a recommendation from Town Manager Cal Horton to widen it to four lanes.Growth means more people and more traffic and should mean more road space, right?Not really. Chapel Hill officials are, for the most part, anti-Urban Sprawl.

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Carrboro Mulls Housing Needs

CARRBORO -- Residents who live in affordable housing units in Carrboro shared their repair needs with town officials in an effort to receive state funding. The Carrboro Board of Alderman held a public hearing Tuesday evening to receive comments on community housing needs from local residents. But before the aldermen can move forward, they were required to have a public hearing for the annual N.C. Community Development Block Grant program. The grant will be handed out only to residents in Carrboro who demonstrate the most need.

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SEJ Presses Moeser for Firmer Stance Against Mexico Factory

Although Chancellor James Moeser took action against unjust labor code violations last week, student activists are still not satisfied.About 10 members of Students for Economic Justice and other students congregated at the Old Well on Wednesday to continue protesting unfair labor practices at the Kukdong International factory in Puebla, Mexico. The Nike manufacturer produces UNC garments.Hundreds of employees at the Nike factory staged a workers' strike Jan. 9 after 20 workers allegedly were fired for complaining about poor food and low wages.

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Inauguration Front Page Evidence of Liberal Bias,\Disappointing to Reader

TO THE EDITOR:Well, after four years of seeing a repeated trend of favoritism on campus and in The Daily Tar Heel, the front page of the Jan. 22 the DTH confirmed all suspicions. When most newspapers across the state were printing headlines containing appropriate news, such as "New President Sworn In" or "Bush Promises ...," our left-wing paper decided to show the minority view of our country's inauguration - that of protests and, quite simply, whining. "Amid Clamor ...," it read.

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Forte's Hot Shooting Lifts Tar Heels Again

Matt Doherty didn't get the satisfaction of looking at the final stat sheet and seeing a number in the 30s under Virginia's field-goal percentage.Instead, North Carolina's coach had to settle for one under Joseph Forte's scoring total.Forte scored 33 points on Wednesday night to lead fifth-ranked UNC to a 88-81 victory against 13th-ranked Virginia in front of 21,750 fans at the Smith Center. Forte hit 13 of his 23 field-goal attempts from the field and also finished with five rebounds and four assists."He's a tremendous player," Virginia coach Pete Gillen said.

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Endeavor to Understand Yourself

Each year you and I get a chance to start over. We make one resolution or many, which if we follow them through will make us better. Rarely can the past be wiped away so easily. The new year is a time to form new habits -- good habits -- and still it is the end of a time, the chance to scrap an old you and me, pieces of ourselves, or habits we didn't mean to make - old resolutions we never carried out. The new year is a time for, as Robert Frost wrote in the poem "Birches," "going and coming" or put simply, for ending and beginning again.

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Councils Favor Free Bus System

The Chapel Hill Town Council and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen are both interested in supporting a fare-free bus system, but only if students are willing to chip in.With Student Congress' decision to place a referendum on the ballot Feb.

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UNC Freshmen Show Substantial Political Interest

When it comes to politics, the attitude of most college students can be summed up by Clark Gable's line from "Gone With the Wind" -- "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."A survey conducted last fall by University of California at Los Angeles researchers found only 28.1 percent of college freshmen nationwide considered "keeping up to date with political affairs" to be "essential or very important." At UNC, 40.3 percent of freshmen gave the same response.But UNC student political activists say freshmen are essential parts to their organizati

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Distribution Plays Integral, but Overlooked Role in Music Biz

Record labels and record stores get their fair shares of credit for driving the music industry. But most music fans don't stop to think about how music gets from one to the other. It's a process more complicated than it seems, and it takes hundreds of CD distributors across the country to move music from your favorite bands to the record store in your hometown.If you think distributors are just glorified shipping companies that needn't concern you, think again next time you complain about shelling out $17 for a CD.

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