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Thursday February 2nd

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Creative Ideas Can Transform Rooms

Everyone has one, but rarely are any two the same.Whether it is a residence hall room, an apartment or even a house, the task of decorating has probably arisen. Bare walls need livening, cold floors need warmth, beds need a personal touch and closets need organization.Gail King, an interior refiner from Room Makeovers with Pizazz, said college students can decorate their living spaces without spending a lot of money."Dorm rooms often fulfill the office, bedroom and personal-space needs of at least two people," she said.

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Town, County Meet to Discuss Strip Malls

Two development companies have proposed major construction projects for the Orange County area which might cause serious problems if built.Representatives from Natalli Communities and NorthPointe companies presented their proposals before the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Town of Hillsborough Commissioners on Wednesday night in an effort to build a new shopping facility and housing development in the Orange County and Hillsborough jurisdiction.Margaret Hauth, the planning director of the town of Hillsborough, said the 600-unit housing development proposed for the area off

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Sole RHA President Candidate David Cooper's Platform

David Cooper for RHA PresidentProgrammingIn the past, the Residence Hall Association has always offered many programs. As a general rule, these programs have not had high attendance records. I believe the lack of student participation comes from insufficient publicity, programming that does not fulfill residents' needs, and the lack of support from area governments for campuswide events.Event Turnout: My goal is to have better turnout at events that we organize.

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DiPhi Forum Focuses on Platforms

The Joint Senate of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies hosted a student body president forum Monday evening, providing an informative venue for student inquiries.The 30 students who were present learned about the platforms of all the candidates and listened to their various promises for improving the University.In their three-minute opening statements, the candidates promised everything from representing the diverse issues of UNC's student body to making the student body president more accessible.The candidates were then bombarded by questions from the audience.

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Police: Consider Safety While House Hunting

Students rarely cite safety as a primary concern when making housing decisions, but public safety officials say it should be a consideration.Carrboro police Capt. John Butler said Chapel Hill and Carrboro apartments, like UNC's residence halls, are comparatively safe."You have an opportunity to run into crime no matter where you go, but for the most part (students) are pretty safe," he said. But Butler said students needed to be aware of some safety concerns."We just had a major case, a guy who was doing a lot of break-ins and a couple sexual assaults," Butler said.

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Land Tract Will Mix Residences, Research

Residents voiced their complaints about the University's revised proposal to develop the Horace Williams property, claiming the community cannot support what is being planned.The proposal, presented at Monday's Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, calls for the development of intermingled institutional/research, residential and retail facilities at the tract, a 970-acre piece of land along Airport Road. The proposal is part of UNC's Master Plan, a blueprint for campus growth over the next 50 years.

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Hall Residents Declare Truce to Battle of the Sexes

Lisa McKeithan wasn't just unlocking the door to the room in which she would sleep, study and live this semester when she moved into Old East Residence Hall.She was entering a door not open to her or any other female for more than 200 years.That entrance symbolized the controversial end to the all-male tradition in Old East and Old West.

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Tenured Teachers Oppose Rubric Ratings

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education officials are investigating a new system for evaluating teachers' performances, despite opposition from tenured teachers who are satisfied with the existing standards.School board members must implement a new system by August to comply with new state Board of Education criteria for teacher evaluations, set in 1997.The new policy, called SERVE, would require all teachers to be observed by a principal or assistant principal, evaluated by a rubric system and rated.

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Area Faces Dire Blood Shortage

The Carolinas and parts of Tennessee and Georgia are facing a blood shortage this month, following a drop in expected donations since Thanksgiving.The blood supply for the region, which includes 110 hospitals in 80 North Carolina counties, is at its lowest point since Jan. 2000, when heavy snow prevented many donors from giving blood."Demand is high," said Casey Copp, director of blood services for the Orange County Red Cross. "The region requires 1,500 units of blood per day to stay up with demand.

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Students Move Off Campus, Meet New Neighbors

When students make the decision to move of campus, they might also be choosing to live around people other than college students.Condos, duplexes, houses and apartments are some of the places students might opt to hang their hats after taking the plunge into residence outside the borders of the UNC campus.And much of the property students rent is located in mixed-resident housing areas where families, students, the elderly and professionals live in the same community.Estie Manchik, a UNC senior and duplex tenant on 180 BPW Road, said in her complex, families and students live side by

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Make Justin Young Your Choice

Are you sick and tired of a student government for the few by the few? We are proud to present Justin Young, a student body president candidate dedicated to breaking down old barriers, defying stereotypes and fighting for all students.Check out his exciting new features!

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Town, ASU Police Join Forces; Drug Charges Swell in Boone

By Tanner BondStaff WriterA recent strengthening in the relationship between Appalachian State University's campus police force and local law enforcement is cleaning up the school's campus and, in the process, littering students' criminal records.As a result of a recent increase in the cooperation between the ASU campus police force and local authorities, 11 current and former ASU students have been arrested on drug-related charges in the past six weeks.But the elevated drug patrol on campus is not necessarily a result of students' increased drug use."Actually, our (drug) s

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Tar Heels Shoot Past Deacons

When Wake Forest's women's basketball team started the game red-hot from the Carmichael Auditorium floor, it was a bad omen for Charlene Curtis' club.The Demon Deacons hit eight straight shots, including three 3-pointers and two just inside the arc, after missing their first attempt of the game.

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Tired Tar Heels Persevere Against 'Pack

RALEIGH -- Sometimes things don't have to start off perfectly to end well. Four months ago, North Carolina's women's swimming and diving team lost to No. 1 Georgia in its first dual meet of the season. The Tar Heels haven't lost since.UNC overcame season-end exhaustion and preserved its perfect conference record Friday by knocking off N.C. State 149-92 in its last dual meet of the season."It's a really long season," junior Summer Mack said.

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School Board Hears Redistricting Fears

Residents of a local community are concerned that a proposal to ease school overcrowding will split their neighborhood along district lines.Representatives of the Lake Hogan Farms community voiced their concern about a proposed solution to overcrowding at Thursday's meeting of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education.

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Swimmers Keep Wolfpack at Bay

RALEIGH -- How do swimmers tell how fast they're swimming?They usually just look at the scoreboard after touching the wall.But this was not an option Friday afternoon at the Willis Casey Aquatics Center during the North Carolina and N.C. State men's swimming and diving meet.The 14th-ranked Tar Heels could have been accused of causing the temporary short-circuit in the computer system via the white froth they created in the water, burning the Wolfpack 175-61.Midway through the meet, just before the 50-yard freestyle, the scoreboard went out.

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