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Sunday January 29th

Women's Tennis


CCI Demonstrates Wasteful Spirit Of American Corporate Culture

Buy now! Don't delay!" yells the television. "I'll do it!" I yell in response, grabbing my coat and rushing out the door. This hypothetical situation illustrates how an economy of scarcity works. You are encouraged to think that there is a limited amount of the product being sold, and therefore you must compete with others to obtain it, thereby depriving someone else from having the product. Anyone who has taken a lower-level economics course could tell you that. What is not so obvious is how you are manipulated to believe you need that certain product.

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N.C. Hillel Unveils New Meeting Center

The sound of a bellowing shofar -- the ceremonial ram's horn that marks Jewish holy days -- heralded the opening of a new spiritual haven for Jewish students at UNC on Sunday afternoon.Several hundred students and supporters gathered at 210 W. Cameron Ave. as Rabbi Frank Fischer and others blessed the state-of-the-art N.C.

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BOT Defers to Mason Farm, Delays Voting

UNC's Board of Trustees has postponed its vote on the fate of long-term campus development, citing the need for further input from Mason Farm Road neighborhood residents. The BOT was scheduled to vote on the Master Plan at this Thursday's meeting, but the trustees pushed the vote back a month after a Jan.

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`Revolutionary' Often Reasonable

Greetings from your Monday columnist! You're probably wondering where this woman with the dreads came from. In the other regular columns, you met the Libertarian, the guy without a picture, the basketball fan and the "Gett Off" writer. But who is this new person who mysteriously appears on the third week of school?Well, The Daily Tar Heel hasn't been printed on a Monday yet this semester, and I am the Monday columnist, so this is my first column. Here go my introductory remarks. To explain what I plan to write about, I would like to explain my title.

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Sooners Shoot Down Women's Basketball

With four teams in the top 25, the ACC has staked out a claim as one of the most talented and demanding women's basketball conferences in the nation this season."Our conference is so tough -- every game, every possession," UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "And, normally, this time of the season when you have a game out of the conference, it's a breather because of the way the conference is."But Hatchell and her Tar Heels got a rude introduction to perhaps the best league in the country Sunday, suffering a 94-77 defeat to No.

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Middle Age Gives Us More Money but Less Time

Do you enjoy looking back? If you're a young UNC student, the looking back means remembering high school, middle school or beyond. In my case, I have wispy, sentimental memories of the years just after college. I remember uncertainty. I remember a sense of being free to roam. I remember rawness. I remember that, though I had very little money, I had lots of time to just hang out. I loved it.What are the differences between my current middle age and those younger years?During those years, it seemed like there was always time to do whatever I wanted to do.

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Reporters Not Only Pretty Faces

Excuse me if I'm not offended. I know, being a female and all, I'm supposed to be completely outraged that Playboy.com had the audacity to poll its Internet audience on who was the sexiest sportscaster.The contest concluded Jan. 12, and surprisingly, CBS sideline reporter Jill Arrington (26 percent of the vote) defeated ABC's Melissa Stark (23 percent). That might be the outrage.Playboy.com's poll isn't demeaning or insulting because all of the women involved were hired because they are beautiful.Television sportscasting operates on a double standard.

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D.C. Hears Protesters From UNC

WASHINGTON -- As Young Democrats prompted chants in the underground tunnels of the Metro, members of the Marching Tar Heels warmed up in parking lots and College Republicans cheered on their victorious candidate.UNC students represented all sides of the political and social spectrum Saturday as they braved chilling weather to be a part of history.Susan Navarro, a freshman member of Young Democrats, said it was thrilling to watch the presidential inauguration while exercising her right to free speech.

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Schools Want Veto Over Housing

Local school boards might get an innovative tool to fight classroom overcrowding -- the power to approve or deny the construction of new housing developments.The developments are bringing new students to Orange County's already overcrowded classrooms. After two years of planning, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education joined with the Orange County Board of Education and approved the Schools' Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance at a meeting Wednesday. The ordinance gives the school boards the power to refuse building permits for new housing developments in Orange County.

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Canceling Show Will Not Cancel Sexual Repression

We are a nation of repressed prudes. American culture is obsessed with sex -- yet we are embarrassed and shocked by any sort of public acknowledgment of it.Take two recent news stories, for example. WRAZ-TV, the Raleigh Fox network affiliate, decided to pull the controversial "Temptation Island"off its programming lineup last week. Their reasoning: ethical qualms about the fact that one of the couples had hidden the fact they had a child together from the show's producers.

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Students and Faculty Should Learn About Breast Health, Cancer

Recently I was elected to serve as Ms. UNC for the 2000-2001 school year. As Ms. UNC, I am implementing a three-day breast cancer awareness program on our campus for students and faculty. I am writing because I would like to ask The Daily Tar Heel for help informing the campus as well as to invite you to participate. Given the large number of people breast cancer has and will one day affect on this campus, I sincerely believe that this three-day effort has potential to not only educate students about breast cancer risks and precautions but also to save lives.

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Tar Heels Smother Richmond

As the world was watching the transfer of power in the nation's capital Saturday, the North Carolina women's tennis team asserted its power over Richmond at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.The Tar Heels breezed past the Spiders 7-0 in both teams' first official match of the season.At last weekend's Carolina Indoor Invitational, UNC's singles lineup was solid, but the Tar Heels were vulnerable in doubles action, capturing only three out of seven matches. Problem identified.

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Props to Meese For Protecting Workers, Code

The fast and furious fist of the Meese has struck again, and I couldn't be more delighted.Our beloved chancellor wasted no time dashing off a letter to Nike head honchos after learning about an 800-employee worker's strike at a Mexican UNC-contracted Nike plant that manufactures UNC sweatshirts. It all went down after 20 workers allegedly were fired for complaining about bad food, bad wages and no Christmas bonus.Such complaints and the ensuing strike are not heinous crimes.

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School Board Passes Budget Plan

A proposed budget plan to reduce overcrowding in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools received initial approval from the Board of Education during the board's most recent meeting.Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board officials decided to send the proposed 2001-2011 Capital Investment Plan to the Orange County Board of Commissioners after reviewing the 49-page plan Wednesday night.Schools spokeswoman Kim Hoke said the CIP -- which asks for more than $51 million in funded and $64 million in unfunded capital projects-- likely will be put to a referendum if it is approved by the commissioners.&q

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