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Tuesday September 27th

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Legality Of Meeting Questioned

The legality of closed-door meetings between a newly formed committee of Chapel Hill and University officials is being called into question. Members of the Chapel Hill Town Council and University officials, including Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and Chancellor James Moeser, compose the committee, which will discuss cooperation between the town and UNC on issues that affect both bodies. Whether the closed meetings will violate North Carolina's Open Meetings Law is still up for debate. Council member Kevin Foy, a lawyer and member of the committee, said the meetings would not violate the stat

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Secret Identity of DTH Columnist

Have you ever been told something that you can in no way understand? Like for instance, "Chris, you look like an overweight John Goodman?" Or "Karen, didn't you play tennis under the name Martina Navratilova during the 1980s?" Some people think my roommate last year is one Mike Dunleavy Jr. He looks like the walking dead with a really bad hangover, plus all his sleeping made me think he has been "sharing sodas" with the lassies on the other side of the hall. For me, since I was 8 years old, people have told me I look like one Mr.

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Committee Analyzes Master Plan Parking

Facing major construction and dwindling access to parking spaces on campus in the future, the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee met Wednesday to discuss the ramifications of the Master Plan. Students, faculty and staff on the committee said the parking situation for the next 50 years will revolve around the implementation of the Master Plan, a blueprint for future campus growth, and the passage of the $3.1 billion higher education bond. "They're intertwined, but they are sort of separated," said Anna Wu, an architect for the Master Plan.

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Scary Stuff: Don't Let Your Halloween Get Too Freaky

Lurking around the corner of next week is Halloween, and come Tuesday night, tens of thousands people will crowd Franklin Street in a drunken, drugged-up frenzy, ready to whoop it up over some rags and ketchup they put together to become a bloody man-type thing. Or they could always go as crazy pickle-arm-man or tetherball-head. I would disclose the details of my costume, but a dazzling, grotesque idea hasn't come to mind yet, so in the meantime here's a festive, scary story: One night back in high school a couple of friends and I were playing with a Ouija board.

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Female Presence In Prominent Post A First at UNC-CH

Nancy Suttenfield, the new vice chancellor for finance and administration, will finally add a female face among many men in top administrative positions at the University. Although there are women such as UNC-system President Molly Broad, and N.C. State University Chancellor Marye Ann Fox in high-ranking positions across the UNC system, Suttenfield's selection marks the first woman appointment in a top administrative role at UNC-Chapel Hill. And members of the UNC-CH community say they see the hire as a step in the direction of gender equality.

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Act to Require Colleges To Name Sex Offenders

By Sally Francis College students and employees nationwide will soon have access to the names of convicted sex offenders on their campuses, thanks to the Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act recently passed by Congress. Two years after President Clinton signs the act into law - as he is expected to do in coming weeks - UNC and other universities will be legally obligated to tell students and employees how they can learn if individuals convicted of sex crimes are enrolled at or employed by the school. The act, which is supported by Security on Campus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to p

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Despite Cast, `Pay It Forward' Succumbs to Sap

"Pay It Forward" is pure schmaltz. The movie's premise is nothing more than the brain-child of some Hallmark card writer, tugging at the heartstrings with movie-of-the-week precision. The only things that keep this movie from being shelved beside "Touched by an Angel" are Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment's brilliant performances. Schoolteacher Eugene Simonet (Spacey) gives a yearlong homework assignment on the first day of class: come up with an idea that can change the world.

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Elections 2000 Insert Paints Inaccurate PictureOf Presidential Candidates

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in response to your Elections 2000 insert. First of all, your title, "Image Could Cloud Issues in Oval Office Race," hit the nail right on the head. The reason why the issues have become clouded by images is because of media outlets such as The Daily Tar Heel. Instead of merely reporting the facts, you media types feel the need to portray the candidates in a certain way, with Al Gore as experience and George W. Bush as personality. Hmm. This certainly sounds familiar.

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Counting Crows Keeps Hits Fresh

No need to romanticize the truth: In crass terms, the Counting Crows and Live toured the mid-level sheds of North America this summer, performing in mass-market amphitheaters as a sort of premature nostalgia road show. The bands offered a packaged tour tailor-made for young, boomer-bred audiences to drink overpriced beer on the lawn and warmly recall the radio fodder of the past decade. The fair-weather lawn jockeys turned out for the adult alternative staples "Mr.

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Kids With Cancer Get UNC Pals

By Blake Rosser Staff Writer As Carolina Cancer Focus uses Cancer Awareness Week to inform students of how they can join the fight against the disease, another student group is already in the trenches. For a scared, sick and confused child, a person offering friendship and support can make all the difference in the world.

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CAA Installs Sports Ticker in Student Stores

By Paige Ammons A stream of multicolored words now scrolls across an electronic screen in the window of Student Stores, announcing upcoming athletic events and recent achievements of UNC sports teams. This new sports ticker, Carolina Athletic Association's most recent initiative, was installed on Wednesday afternoon.

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State Will Get 1st Female Lt. Gov. On Election Day

After Nov. 7, North Carolina will have a female lieutenant governor for the first time in its history - no matter who wins. The three people vying for the post - Reform candidate Catherine Carter, Republican candidate Betsy Cochrane and Democratic candidate Beverly Perdue - are all female. The only question is which will go down in the history books. UNC political science Professor Pamela Conover said electing a woman to this office would be a step forward for the state.

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National Disparity Manifest in CCI's Plan to Equip Students With Laptops

Joy Diggs knows firsthand how not owning a computer can be a bump in the road when navigating the information superhighway. During her high school days in Houston, Diggs depended on others to use their computers or take her to the library where the Internet was accessible. Diggs, a UNC freshman, received her first computer through the Carolina Computing Initiative. "I didn't own a computer while growing up because of monetary problems," she said. "So coming to UNC helped me to learn the computer.

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Scroggs Students Interrogate Lee

Students at Mary Scroggs Elementary School fired a barrage of questions at a local senator Tuesday, on topics ranging from education and gun control to the environment and drug abuse. Fourth- and fifth-graders at Scroggs attended a mock town meeting with Sen.

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Town's Technology Outdated

The Chapel Hill Town Council heard concerns about the town's overworked technology systems in a report by the Citizens' Technology Committee. The committee explained Monday night that the existing infrastructure has been forced to support technological growth and improvement but has yet to be updated itself. Town officials have the opportunity to decide to improve the infastructure based on the reports' findings.

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State Commission Aims to Bring Net To Rural Areas

The state of North Carolina has established a special commission to bridge the technological gap separating rural and urban communities across the state. The N.C. Rural Internet Access Commission was established to combat the problem of slow economic development and a lack of Internet access in rural North Carolina. The 21-member commission will advise and make recommendations to the General Assembly, the governor and the N.C. Rural Redevelopment Authority. Gov. Jim Hunt appointed UNC-Wilmington Chancellor James Leutze as commission chairman Oct.

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High-Scoring Tar Heels Look to Continue Win Streak

The high-powered North Carolina men's soccer team will host Elon today at 7 p.m. at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels (14-2, 4-1 in the ACC) are ranked No. 1 in the nation by the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll for the second week in a row. The ranking is the highest in the history of the UNC men's program, which is in the midst of an eight-match winning streak. In this week's other major national polls, the Tar Heels are ranked No. 3 by Soccer America, No. 4 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and No. 4 by InternetSoccer.com.

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Injury Has Minimal Effect on Curry

Quarterback Ronald Curry, who was carried off the field with a sprained right knee in Saturday's loss to Clemson, showed few effects of the injury in Monday's practice. "He's a little bit stiff, but he threw the ball really well," Torbush said. "As a matter of fact, he threw a lot better than I thought he would.

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