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Friday September 30th

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UNC-G to Study Bioterrorism

UNC-Greensboro will receive half a million dollars to fund research aimed at finding detection methods for water- borne bioterrorist agents. President Clinton signed the bill funding the grant on Oct. 27. Ed McDonald, press secretary for Rep.

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Tar Heels Hope Turf Energizes Ground Game

North Carolina football coach Carl Torbush knows some of his players aren't thrilled about traveling to Pittsburgh this weekend. And it's not because they have become tentative in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

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DTH Readers Speak Out About Third-Party Candidates' Views and How Voting for Them Will Affect the Future of National Politics - Letter Two

TO THE EDITOR: If students are wondering whether they should vote for Al Gore or Ralph Nader, they need to realize that in North Carolina, you cannot vote for Ralph Nader in this election. He is not on the ballot and is not a qualified write-in candidate. Votes for Nader will not be counted this election season. If you choose to vote for a third-party candidate, you should not worry about what it will do to the general election.

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Town, UNC Maintain Positive Ties as Plan Takes Shape

Despite many divisive issues surrounding UNC's Master Plan, Chapel Hill officials remain optimistic about the relationship between the town and University. The Master Plan is a blueprint for future campus growth that has sparked controversy between UNC officials and town residents who fear UNC's borders will begin to creep into their neighborhoods. University and town officials have worked to ensure that issues of mutual concern over the Master Plan between the University and town are addressed appropriately.

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Local Of_cials Tour Possible School Sites

Local officials and school board members gathered Tuesday to tour a proposed site for a new elementary school they hope will ease overcrowding in the school system. Meadowmont, a development off N.C. 54, is the proposed site for the school. It will be the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools' ninth elementary school. "We had a Long-Range Facilities Task Force that thought about what our school needs to be," said Board of Education member Teresa Williams. Meadowmont is the preferred site being considered.

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NCCU Starts Chancellor Search

DURHAM - Members of N.C. Central University's Chancellor Search Committee continued working to identify characteristics a new chancellor would need during open forums Monday and Tuesday. Longtime Chancellor Julius Chambers will resign at the end of the 2001 spring semester. The forums included discussion of the search process and of the next chancellor's role in the university. The committee also heard student concerns regarding the next chancellor at a meeting Monday.

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Mall Event Keeps Trick or Treating Safe, Fun

Hundreds of children, dressed as X-Men, Pokemon and Minnie Mouse, among other costumes, filled the University Mall, anxiously searching for candy. The costumed children go to the mall to participate in its annual Halloween trick-or-treating. The University Mall sponsors activities in the mall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. where children can trick-or-treat at the different shops within the mall. "There was an estimate of 500 kids, not including parents, from last year," said Allen Foster, representative of University Mall marketing department.

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Presidential Candidates Revealed

Another Happy Halloween has come to an end. I can only hope that you ate enough candy to make yourself sick and that you sported something wild, outrageous or skimpy. But for two people, Halloween isn't over yet because they'll still be pretending next Tuesday to be someone they're not. So now that you're all going to vote, I feel it's my civic duty to help you plow through the mud of the presidential candidates on this historic occasion.

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DTH Readers Speak Out About Third-Party Candidates' Views and How Voting for Them Will Affect the Future of National Politics

TO THE EDITOR: While not as enthusiastic about Al Gore as Matt Jones, I too believe that progressive voters in North Carolina should vote to "Beat Bush," which of course implies vote Gore. Although Nader has a seemingly more progressive stance on some of the issues (definitely not all), it would not be progressive (nor strategic) to vote for him. The word progressive inherently reaches for "progress." A vote for Nader will not bring progress. To the contrary, a vote for Nader will bring G. "Dub-yah" Bush, who will naturally "regress" national policy.

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Funding the Vision: For Now, Ends Are Clearer Than Means

As the Master Plan vision for UNC's future finally comes into focus, the monetary sources that will make the multibillion dollar vision a reality are still unclear. "The bulk (of the projects) don't have funding streams attached to them," said Jonathan Howes, director of the Master Plan. Jack Evans, interim vice chancellor for finance and administration, said the nature of the Master Plan makes it impossible to solidify many funding sources. "The Master Plan is probably a 50-year plan," Evans said.

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Rowing Camp Extends Sports To Minority Girls

Harboring a love for rowing and a concern for girls' self-esteem, a UNC graduate student has started an outreach program aimed at getting minority girls involved in sports. Carol Hee-Seagle, a graduate student in the Department of Marine Sciences, founded "If You Let Me Row" in 1997 to teach confidence, strength, commitment and teamwork through free rowing lessons. "I've enjoyed rowing, and it can be really good for some people," Hee-Seagle said. "Everything in rowing is so huge - the oars are 16 feet long and the boat is 60 feet long.

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P.E. Games, Festivities Await Seawell Students

By Kim Perry Staff Writer With Halloween costumes and music, physical education teachers at Seawell Elementary School are using holiday fun to show students the importance of what is being learned in the classroom. During gym classes from Monday through Wednesday, students participated in Halloween Stations, where they could earn tickets by running laps or long jumping.

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Ready for Revelers: Bars, Police Prepare on Franklin

Police and businesses alike prepared for the costumed crowds of partyers to descend upon Franklin Street Halloween night. While most retail shops closed by 6 p.m., some decorated for the festivities. The mannequins in Julian's window display were topped by jack-o-lanterns. Orange balloons floated next to Pepper's Pizza. Restaurants and bars seemed to be the only businesses remaining open. Dick Moore and Gerald Geaddy were getting ready at W.B.

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Plan Attempts To Maintain UNC Ambience

For prospective college applicants, a little too much concrete sometimes makes all the difference. Allison Stevens, a freshman from Benson, said she decided to attend UNC after comparing the concrete of N.C. State University's campus with the characteristic trees of UNC. "When I visited N.C. State, it didn't seem to have the friendly atmosphere we have here," Stevens said.

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Tar Heels Hold Off Wolfpack Rally

Halloween night started well but later provided the North Carolina volleyball team with a scare. Before the match UNC honored it's three seniors: defensive specialists Liz Feldman and Lisa Fryer and outside hitter Casey Simpson. Then UNC jumped all over rival N.C. State, taking a 2-0 lead in games. But the night turned ugly. UNC quickly lost the lead and was forced into a deciding game five against the Wolfpack. But, like it began, Senior Night ended on a positive note as the Tar Heels beat State 3-2 (15-12, 15- 8, 7-15, 14-16, 15-7).

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Fire Sends Two to Hospital, Guts Eight Apartments

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is still investigating the source of a fire that sent two people to UNC Hospitals and severely damaged eight units at the Brookstone Apartment Complex. The fire, which broke out at about 11:07 p.m. on Oct. 31, took over an hour to bring under control. Three Chapel Hill units, one Carrboro unit, one Hillsborough unit and two Durham units worked together to control the blaze. The N.C. Bureau of Investigation is working with the Chapel Hill Fire Marshal to determine the cause of the fire. The investigation could last several days and perhaps longer.

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Sullivan Wastes No Time Setting Personal Mark

Molly Sullivan didn't waste any time in the 2000-01 swimming season. In her first home meet of the year, the North Carolina swimmer obliterated her personal best in the 1,650-yard freestyle and continued to tear into UNC's record books. Sullivan scorched the field Saturday at Koury Natatorium in the 1,650 free with a time of 16 minutes, 32.19 seconds.

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