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Tuesday February 7th

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Visit to Iraq Provides More Complete View of Sanctions

Find yourself in the desert, and you'll quickly discover that things aren't always what they appear. You might notice an unlikely sight in the distance -- a pool of water rising from out of the sand. But closer inspection reveals that your watering hole was only a mirage.Many Americans have formed an impression about the sanctions on Iraq that is likewise just an illusion. They have come to believe the nation is a threat to its neighbors and that economic pressure from the United States has been instrumental in deterring this menace.

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Fare-Free Busing Is Solution to Campus Parking Woes

Parking sucks. There isn't much else to say about it. While many of us may worry about who to blame for this mess (it's Tee Pruitt and the Carolina Athletic Association, by the way), it seems as though we are doomed for eternity to have a poor situation when it comes to trying to park a car on campus.We resort to every other mode of transportation imaginable, from good old walking to biking to those little motorized scooter thingies.

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UNC Sweeps Phoenix, Mountaineers

The North Carolina softball team has had enough with 1-0 games.During the weekend, UNC got back to final scores more to its liking. The Tar Heels, after a season-opening split to South Carolina in which they could muster only one run, blew through a weekend four-game sweep against Elon and Appalachian State at Finley Field.UNC's Michael Parrott took the mound Sunday in the second game against the Mountaineers. The righty mixed speeds on her deliveries and struck out 13 in the Tar Heels' 6-1 victory.

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Feminist Stereotypes Can Get Hairy

Why do people get so scared off by the word "feminism"? The concept of women's empowerment doesn't seem like it would be that hard to grasp.Three years ago, when I took Women's Studies 50, one of our assignments was to investigate others' knowledge of feminism on this campus. We were to interview ten people who we did not know about feminism and feminists -- what feminism is, what it does and has done in the past, who does it and what those people are like.When I asked them what they thought feminism was, most knew it had to do with increasing the status of women.

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Hooker Buell Adds To Accomplishments

RALEIGH -- Carmen Hooker Buell, widow of late UNC Chancellor Michael Hooker, was sworn in as N.C. Secretary of Health and Human Services on Friday morning at the State Capitol Building.About 300 people packed the Old House Chamber to watch the swearing-in ceremony.Hooker Buell pledged her allegiance not only to the office she assumed but to a principle she said had inspired her from the start of her public life -- Hubert Humphrey's famous quote: "The moral test of government is how it treats those ... in the dawn of life ... the twilight of life ...

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Fever Picks Chaney for CAA Post

Carolina Fever members voted overwhelmingly Friday night to endorse Reid Chaney's bid for Carolina Athletic Association president, a move some members felt was crucial to Fever's survival.Hostility filled the audience in Gerrard Hall as Chaney and his opponent, Michael Songer, debated the merits of giving basketball tickets to Fever during a forum sponsored by Fever.Songer plans to revoke the 169 tickets Fever is given per game to distribute among its members, while Chaney would keep the current ticket policy in place.Chaney's platform was met with great support by the many Fever memb

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Julius Peppers Would Make Popular and Intimidating President

TO THE EDITOR:Let's face it: Only one man on this campus has what it takes to be student body president. It's not the ability to schmooze with administrators or form a new committee that matters; it's having forearms of steel and killer tattoos. That's right: On Tuesday, I'm voting for Julius Peppers.Now, I'm not just saying this because he threatened me. But if he did, I would say anything he wanted, because Julius Peppers is a big, big man. And he could hurt me.

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Capel Redefines Role to Spark UNC

Jason Capel doesn't push for his name to appear in headlines. Self-promotion isn't his forte, nor does he want it to be.Capel doesn't take well to a label that has been placed on him since he arrived at North Carolina, though.That of a role player.Capel did everything in his power to rip that tag off Saturday, scoring a career-high 27 points in No. 1 UNC's 96-82 win against 13th-ranked Maryland at the Smith Center."I guess I do it all," Capel said. "I don't consider myself a role player ...

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N.C. State Senate to Fund Day at Capitol

The N.C. State University Student Senate has unanimously provided $5,000 -- the lion's share of funding -- for Student Day at the Capitol, a Feb. 20 event aimed at lobbying state legislators.The Student Day at the Capitol budget totals $7,000 -- the remaining funding will come from the UNC Association of Student Governments, which is sponsoring the event along with UNC-Pembroke.

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Fever Needs To Make Over Its Attitude

Student elections generally mean a couple things: annoying mass e-mails, fliers littering campus and unbelievable campaign promises that no one could possibly deliver.This year, there is actually one promise that caught my eye: Carolina Athletic Association presidential candidate Michael Songer's plan to take away Carolina Fever's seats at basketball games.The reason that promise interested me while I scanned the various platforms during class is because I have a long-standing dislike for Carolina Fever.

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UNC Sweeps Phoenix, Mountaineers

The North Carolina softball team has had enough with 1-0 games.During the weekend, UNC got back to final scores more to its liking. The Tar Heels, after a season-opening split to South Carolina in which they could muster only one run, blew through a weekend four-game sweep against Elon and Appalachian State at Finley Field.UNC's Michael Parrott took the mound Sunday in the second game against the Mountaineers. The righty mixed speeds on her deliveries and struck out 13 in the Tar Heels' 6-1 victory.

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Clef Hangers Don't Fail Crowd

Why are the Clef Hangers just so addictively good?Once again, they have proven that they know just the right ingredients to put on a crowd-pleasing show. Their 2001 Winter Jam drew a packed house for three different showings, and no one should have left disappointed.Part of the Winter Jam's fun is that the Clefs invite other a cappella groups from UNC and beyond to attend.

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Officials Discuss UNC's Growth Cap

UNC leaders asked the Chapel Hill Town Council to remove restrictions on University expansion to facilitate the University's Master Plan at the second town-gown meeting Friday.The town-gown committee, composed of University and town officials and co-chaired by Chancellor James Moeser and Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf, was established so UNC and town officials could discuss growth that affects both communities.University officials said they want the town to remove a cap on building space to expedite the process of obtaining building permits.

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Student Groups Aim for Fare-Free Transit

Student organizations are driving a quiet campaign to pass next Tuesday's referendum for fare-free transit in Chapel Hill.Student government officials say they are confident the proposal will pass and are not actively lobbying for its passage.

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Annie Peirce Would Serve UNC's Asian Community as SBP

TO THE EDITOR:The Asian American Center for Development endorses Annie Peirce for student body president because of her interest in making the Asian population a more prominent presence on campus and her willingness to generally unify minority groups at UNC.She is the only candidate who has pledged to add a chairman position in her Cabinet exclusively meant to serve as the link between the Asian community and student government and will have a representative to specifically deal with minority affairs.

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Fare-Free Transit Ignores Real Busing Issues and Problems

The real question before you on the ballot tomorrow is: Do you want expanded bus service or free bus service? Those who promote free bus service will lead you to think that both are possible. This is very misleading.While we at Think Transit are excited that the UNC community is addressing transit problems and searching for long-term solutions, we feel that the answer to our current and foreseeable transit problems is not fare-free busing.

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SBP Candidates Respond To Progressive Concerns

Five candidates for student body president fielded questions on issues ranging from background checks for UNC employees to sexism and racism on campus at an open forum Friday led by the Progressive Student Coalition.Eleven student organizations, including the Student Environmental Action Coalition, Feminist Students United!

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Wrestling Rips Maryland

This wasn't tag-team, and they didn't have outlandish nicknames.But the one-two combo of heavyweight Matt Kenny and 125-pounder Chris Collins dominated their opponents from Maryland on Sunday with a flair worthy of Rick.The pair also secured another ACC win for the North Carolina wrestling team (8-4, 4-0 in the ACC), which beat the Terrapins 24-12.Saturday, the Tar Heels beat Navy 21-13 in Annapolis, Md.With the Tar Heels leading 13-9 against the Terps (3-5, 1-2), Kenny (14-2) stepped onto the mat against James Taylor (4-9) and simply had his way.After building an 8-0 lead

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