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Thursday August 18th

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Students Set to Tackle Minority Issues

Five local high school students and two teachers returned this weekend from Cleveland, Ohio, invigorated with new perspectives on educating minority students. In the three-day Minority Youth Conference, hosted by Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights high schools, students from 15 districts nationwide met to discuss the minority achievement gap that many say is universal in U.S. high schools. The districts were chosen based on their success in closing the testing gap for minorities.

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BOG Member Handles Questions of Ethics

RALEIGH - A Cary travel agency began getting business from N.C. State University's Department of Athletics after the owner's husband was named to the UNC Board of Governors three years ago. Judi Grainger, owner of Custom Travel Services, began handling the Wolfpack's air travel shortly after her husband, Frank, was appointed to the BOG in March 1997, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Tuesday. She has since handled more than $930,000 worth of N.C.

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International Students Adjust to Campus Life

The bare-bones furnishings, lack of decor and overpowering sterility of his room give him away: Philipp Bode is a student in transition. The move Bode chose to make upon his acceptance into UNC's Trans-Atlantic Masters Program involved more than just renting a U-Haul and finding somewhere to live. Equipped with little more than an airplane ticket and a keen appreciation of globalism, Bode not only left the comforts of home but the security of his culture, language and customs. A native of Munich, Germany, Bode moved into Craige Residence Hall two months ago.

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New Weapons Firing Deep for UNC

Former North Carolina wide receiver Na Brown was affectionately known as "Spot" during his UNC career. Brown, a great possession receiver who now plays in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, developed a reputation for not being able to outrun defenders and make big plays. But last year's Tar Heels made "Spot," who left in 1998, look like a speed demon. UNC's longest play of the season was 45 yards, coming on a pass thrown from Domonique Williams to Kory Bailey. Things are a little different in 2000.

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Schools Solicit Name Ideas

What's in a name? That's what the Orange County Board of Education hopes to find out. The school board has requested community help in deciding the name of the county's second high school, to be completed in 2002. The board will use ballot boxes to collect name suggestions for the new school and also encourages everyone to participate in the search. School board Chairwoman Delores Simpson said the naming process is aimed at helping the community adjust to the idea of a new school. "I think it's good so the community can feel a part of the school," she said.

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Candidates' Foreign Policy Advisers Debate at Duke

DURHAM - Just one day before the presidential debate at Wake Forest University, foreign policy advisers for both candidates squared off on the Duke University campus Tuesday. The debate focused on the questions, "What should the U.S. foreign policy priorities be?" and "Who, Bush or Gore, will handle them better and why?" Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush was represented by his foreign policy adviser Dov Zakheim and Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., while Democratic nominee Al Gore was represented by his foreign policy adviser Bruce Jentleson and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.

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NCSU Students Meet Candidates

RALEIGH - A large group of students gathered in N.C. State University's Caldwell Lounge on Tuesday evening for an informal discussion with local political candidates about education and the importance of voting. Candidate Forum 2000, sponsored by the N.C. State Political Science Club and other campus organizations, aimed to inform young voters about issues affecting them. Many of the candidates for major state offices were missing, including the two main-party gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Mike Easley and Republican Richard Vinroot.

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Gibbs Urges Student Activism

Students concerned about the well-being of the local and national environment had the opportunity to hear a world-renowned activist speak Tuesday night. Lois Gibbs, best known for her crusade against chemical waste dumping in Love Canal, N.Y., spoke to an audience of nearly 200 people in the Union Auditorium about her actions in Love Canal, her views on recycling and the potential harms of dumping nuclear waste near the UNC campus. The event was sponsored by the Student Environmental Action Coalition.

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Bush, Gore Must Learn From Round 1

Amid the overstatements, misstatements and repeated sighs of last week's presidential debate, candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush showed they have their work cut out for them tonight at Wake Forest University. Both candidates' supporters considered the first debate a success - though not a victory - in this race, in which only a few percentage points separate Gore and Bush. As of Monday, Bush pulled ahead in the polls to lead Gore 47 percent to 44 percent, according to a Gallup poll. Although he stumbled over his words a bit in the Oct.

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Coming Out Week Aims To Educate, Empower

College students across the country will participate in a wide variety of events focusing on gay and lesbian issues today as part of the annual National Coming Out Day. Today's festivities are part of National Coming Out Week, which is designed to support gays and lesbians and to educate people about misconceptions and prejudices aimed at the minority groups. At UNC, the Queer Network for Change will march through campus beginning in the Pit at noon to raise awareness about gay and lesbian issues.

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South Campus Lot to Undergo Renovations

>University officials say plans to replace the Ramshead parking lot by fall 2003 with a parking garage combined with a student services complex are well under way. Negotiations to include a Harris Teeter Express grocery store in the structure have also begun. Carolyn Elfland, vice chancellor for auxiliary services, said design ideas from universities with similar facilities inspired the planning committee for the project.

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Field Hockey Survives Overtime at Wake

WINSTON-SALEM - North Carolina senior forward Kristen McCann scored her third goal of Tuesday evening's game with 11:04 remaining in the first overtime period to give the Tar Heels a 4-3 win against fourth-ranked Wake Forest. UNC, ranked third, improved to 13-1 on the season and will host No. 5 Michigan on Friday at 2 p.m. Wake's Jenny Everett scored first, with 27:17 remaining in the first half, but McCann tied the game with an unassisted goal less than two minutes later.

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After Violence, Life at CHHS Goes On

The fans still cheered wildly, and the smell of freshly cut grass still wafted through the air. The sounds of protective pads smacking together and referees' whistles blowing sounded the same as at any Friday night high school football game. Perhaps the only difference was that it was Tuesday afternoon -

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Belk Gift to Aid Recruiting

Officials at Davidson College say a multimillion-dollar gift will allow the school to compete with the likes of UNC and Duke University in recruiting top students from across the country. Former Charlotte Mayor John Belk, a Davidson alumnus, recently gave $28 million to the school. The money will fund the John Montgomery Belk Scholarship, which will pay all educational expenses as well as finance internship and international study grants for 10 students each year.

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Final Chapter of Abortion Debate

Last week I began to answer the abundant claims of the "angry letter-writers" who replied to my earlier column on partial birth abortion (PBA). For those who are new to "Harsh Light," partial birth abortion is a gruesome late-term abortion procedure designed to effectively kill fully formed unborn babies in the fifth through ninth month of pregnancy. In partial birth abortion, the unborn baby is first delivered feet-first to the neck. Then a pair of scissors are rammed into the back of her skull. Finally her brain is suctioned out with a vacuum, and her skull is crushed.

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UNC Prepares for Wake With Similar Approach

Revenge has become a factor every time North Carolina and Wake Forest have met in a field hockey match in the last two years. UNC (12-1, 2-0 in the ACC) gained the upper hand the last time the two teams met, defeating Wake Forest 3-2 at Henry Stadium on Sept. 30. The win knocked Wake (11-1, 2-1) from third in the nation to fourth and restored the Tar Heels to No. 3 in the rankings. The victory was also good for bragging rights in the ACC because tonight's 7 p.m. game at Wake's Kentner Stadium will not count toward ACC totals.

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Hunt Gives Speech Supporting Bond

GREENSBORO - North Carolina higher education administrators greeted Gov. Jim Hunt with a standing ovation Monday night as he spoke in support of the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Introduced as the education-reform governor, Hunt addressed the needs of the public university system in his speech. After thanking the ballroom packed with about 500 educators and teachers for their devotion to students, Hunt started pushing the bond, which will fund capital costs throughout the UNC system and the state's community colleges.

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ASG to Increase USSA Involvement

UNC Association of Student Governments President Andrew Payne says he plans to send delegates to future United States Students Association conferences, but it is still unclear when or how USSA delegates will be chosen. The ASG is an annual dues-paying USSA member, which entitles the association to send five delegates from UNC-system schools to attend the two conferences USSA holds each year. USSA is a Washington, D.C.-based student lobbying organization. At conferences, delegates from each constituent organization vote to determine USSA's stance on student-related issues.

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