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Thursday February 2nd

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Basnight Names 3 to Committee

An oversight committee created to ensure that money from the $3.1 billion bond referendum is used effectively received its first members Tuesday.Senate Speaker Pro Tem Marc Basnight announced three appointments to the Higher Education Bond Oversight Committee. House Speaker Jim Black will appoint three members. The chairman of the Board of Governors and the chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges will each appoint two.Paul Fulton, CEO of Bassett Furniture and former dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School, will co-chair the committee.

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Provost Shelton Faces Full 1st Day

As Robert Shelton takes on his first day as UNC's provost, he will be rifling through e-mails and catching up on the issues that will soon demand his full attention.And University officials say Shelton has a full plate waiting for him.Shelton will be taking on the position of provost and executive vice chancellor today, making him the head of academic, administrative and operating affairs at UNC, as well as the second-in-command below Chancellor James Moeser.Prominent issues waiting to be tackled include defining a clear academic plan, working on campus finance issues, dealing with

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Doherty Returns to Rivalry

"I think they're all a bunch of rude Northerners who study too much and release it on the players. Seriously, I don't think it shows much class."--Matt Doherty, 1984Matt Doherty made his last appearance at Cameron Indoor Stadium as a North Carolina player on Jan.

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Duke Students Confident of Victory, Tickets

DURHAM -- Imagine a refugee camp that just received relief aid from The North Face.That's the best way to describe the 100 tents and 500 Duke students clustered on the lawn in front of Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.The students -- sitting outside tents decorated with "Go To Hell, Carolina" signs -- chatted on cell phones while pages filled with chemistry formulas blew in the wind.Trash cans, placed every seven tents or so, were overflowing with empty pizza boxes after Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski treated the tenters to dinner earlier this week.This is the scene of

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Pop Culture Parties Like It's 1989

We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us."This quote, taken from a marvelous little movie by Paul Thomas Anderson called "Magnolia," kept popping into my head as I listened to the newest radio station to emerge in my hometown: a 24-hour all-'80s music leviathan of nostalgia.How is it that we just barely get the 1990s behind us, and now suddenly the not-too-distant prior decade has become hip?

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Clash At Cameron

The Tar Heels take their 14-game winning streak on the road to the Blue Devils' lair in a battle of ACC unbeatens. Doherty Returns To Rivalry Battier Utilizes Head, New Scoring Ability Tar Heels Could Face Hellacious Game

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Tar Heels Could Face Hellacious Game

Cameron Indoor Stadium is scheduled to have air-conditioning units installed in time for next season.That's nice, but it won't help No. 4 North Carolina tonight when it travels to Durham for a 9 p.m. showdown with second-ranked Duke."I'm expecting a hostile crowd, a great game," forward Kris Lang said. "It's going to be very intense and hot.""It's a hostile crowd, hot," point guard Ronald Curry said.Cameron is one of the hottest locations in college basketball.

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Learn Milestones in Black History

Jan. 30 ... 31 ... Feb. 1! At last it's here, Black History Month. It's the beginning of a 28-day span of black-pride groups protesting about why they have the shortest month of the year and throwing useless facts in our faces about who invented what, like we really care or will even remember. Am I right? Every year it's always the same thing. Let's learn about George Washington Carver! As if the peanut man wasn't covered last year. Besides black history isn't totally absent from history books.

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The Big Quiz

1. What three actors have appeared in all three of Paul Thomas Anderson's films?2. Aside from his upcoming "A.I.," what is the only movie Steven Spielberg has ever both written and directed? 3. What actor will be seen next in next summer's "Star Wars Episode II" as Bail Organa, adopted-father-to-be of Princes Leia?4. In the Ben Folds Five song "Kate," what Chapel Hill intersection is mentioned by Folds?5. Hootie and the Blowfish referred to what Chapel Hill band in the band's hit "I Only Wanna Be With You?"6.

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Return of the Rocking Horse People

All we are is rocking horse people, spinning the merry-go-round in the wailing music and the lights we've made for ourselves. We rush ever forward in the progress of a circle. We never change places - there are no places to exchange. It's the same old world. It's a line around the corner. Round each corner lies the tail of a new line. You and I are waiting there. You and I spend a lot of time waiting. You'll find us at the car wash, at the bus stop, at the checkout counter of the Home Depot. A line is an offer we can't refuse.

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BOT Asks State To OK Student Vote on BOG

In a unanimous vote, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees passed a resolution Thursday asking the N.C. General Assembly to adopt legislation allowing the president of the UNC Association of Student Governments a vote on the UNC-system Board of Governors.Student Body President Brad Matthews, a voting member of UNC-CH's BOT, proposed the student vote at last week's meeting.

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moe. Kicks Out a Decent Jam; Parton, Hawks Lack Originality

moe.Dither 3 1/2 Stars All the musicianship in the world can't save a jam band without good songs. The best jam bands start with great, memorable tunes, then break them apart and rebuild them again. Without that platform to jump off and return to, it's just showing off.And moe.'s knack for turning out reliably good songs makes it one of the better second-wave jam bands, above the likes of String Cheese Incident and God Street Wine.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Reveals Success Tips

An Olympic gold medalist offered humorous anecdotes and expressed Christian ideals to a responsive Great Hall crowd Wednesday night.Olympic swimmer Josh Davis shared his experiences and secrets to success in a presentation sponsored by the Christian organization Athletes In Action, which uses athletics as a springboard to espouse Christian ideals.Davis stressed his "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Athletes" and emphasized that he is "just a regular guy," despite his three Olympic gold medals and national records in swimming.He was introduced with a series of video clips of UNC stu

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Battier Utilizes Head, New Scoring Ability

The first thing people notice when they see Shane Battier playing basketball is his head.North Carolina fans love to pick on the shape of the Duke forward's cranium. They say Battier looks like a California Raisin or an alien.But those who know the game admire Battier's head because of the way he uses it. ESPN commentator Dick Vitale calls him college basketball's smartest player.The senior thinks things through on the court and, as a result, always seems to be at the right place at the right time.

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Fans Predict Carolina Blue Skies

Excitement about the Duke game will drive UNC students to Franklin Street in droves Thursday night, even though the basketball game will be held eight miles away.The match against the Blue Devils will be at 9 p.m. Thursday in Cameron Stadium on Duke University's campus."I can't wait!" said Chris Jordan, a senior business major and a Carolina Athletic Association Cabinet member."It's one of the biggest games of the season, the other being the other Carolina-Duke game.

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