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Sunday January 29th

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Listserv Is Music to Student's Ears

When Zack Gresham came to UNC in the fall of 1999, he hoped to become an active member of the local music scene.But there was one problem for this guitarist: He didn't know where to find jamming partners.Gresham, a sophomore interdisciplinary studies major -- a combination of music, folklore and creative writing -- was not about to let his passion for music dwindle in a town surrounded by local bands and performance gigs.In October, wanting to help other musicians who shared his predicament, Gresham created the Musician Ring, a listserv for University students interested in all aspect

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Tar Heels Keep Streak Alive, Embarrass Clemson

Will Solomon's one-man basketball show came to Chapel Hill on Wednesday night and ran into something far superior: a total team effort from North Carolina.The Tar Heels put four players in double figures, and three more scored at least eight points as they defeated Clemson 92-65 in front of 21,335 at the Smith Center.They also limited the Tigers to 38.7-percent shooting and held Solomon, the ACC's leading scorer at 21.9 points per game, to 17."It was a solid effort all-around," said UNC guard Joseph Forte, who finished with 14 points, four rebounds and four assists.

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WSSU Tries to Forgo Search Policy

Officials at Winston-Salem State University want UNC-system leaders to name Harold Martin as the sole candidate for chancellor at the university, forgoing a system policy requiring a public search to fill the position.But they face opposition from members of the Board of Governors who say state statutes prevents the body from altering the selection policy. The WSSU Board of Trustees plans to ask UNC-system President Molly Broad later this week to alter the policy calling for a two-name nomination and recommend Martin to the post.

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Higher Education Received Boost Under Clinton's Care

While the rest of President Bill Clinton's legacy might still be up in the air, education officials seem to agree that his place as the higher education president is firmly secure.Some education analysts are more than willing to heap praise on the outgoing president."He's been the best president for education since the 1960s," said Jack Jennings, director of the Center on Education Policy.Jennings said that since the doors of public education opened to all Americans during Lyndon Johnson's administration, no president has passed as much legislation that has made the possibil

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Bad Network Decisions Plague Today's TV

As an obsessed TV watcher, I should understand by now that television is a business run by advertising, demographics and ratings -- a business that depends on income just like everything else.But that doesn't stop me from vehemently disliking some of the choices networks have made in trying to reposition themselves for the spot as top dog.

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Textbook Inquiry Continues

After being charged full prices for what he claims to be used books at UNC Student Stores, senior Marcus Carden is pursuing answers from University officials about the discrepancy.Carden met with Carolyn Elfland, associate vice chancellor for auxiliary services, Tuesday but the math major from Greensboro is not satisfied with the status of the issue.After reportedly encountering some hostility from University officials, Carden said he was finally able to get an apology about the mishap from Elfland.Elfland said she will follow up on the issue with other officials and discuss options f

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7-Up Guy Can't Save Film From Weak Plot

Sometimes I just wonder who the people are who come up with ideas for some movies. Why did they cast that guy? Why the hell did they let that script see the light of day? And what is up with that trailer, which truly blows?"Double Take" is a perfect example of one of these movies.Using that whole switcheroo story for the umpteenth time, "Double Take" is the tortuous story of the trials and tribulations of overachiever Daryl Chase (7-Up spokeswhore Orlando Jones).

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`State and Main' Witty, but Not Mamet's Best

A drastic clash of two cultures -- Hollywood and rural New England -- provides "State and Main" with well-staged visual humor, amusingly archetypical characters and, sadly, little depth.The film's heart is Joe White (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a playwright turned screenwriter for a major studio film. White passively is torn between the simple life of a romantic interest and the glamourous, hectic lives lived by the film-within-the-film's director (William H.

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N.C. Cities Pleased With Cameras' Results

Officials in several N.C. cities are pleased with the initial results of new programs that place cameras at high-traffic intersections to decrease the number of drivers who ignore red lights, spurring several other municipalities -- including Chapel Hill -- to consider similar initiatives.Greensboro and High Point will initiate a program next month that will install cameras at two intersections in each city.

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`O Brother' Reworks Homer's Epic

There was a running joke in Preston Sturges' classic "Sullivan's Travels" where a director wants to make an ideal "message picture" called "O Brother Where Art Thou?" The new comedy from the tandem of Joel and Ethan Coen shares the same name but no such serious message.This "O Brother" is a very musical adventure through Depression-era Mississippi, based not so loosely on, of all things, Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey." The Coen brothers can do nothing normal.The film takes off quickly when three daft convicts escape from a chain gang and make their way across the sun-soaked landscape

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Partobject Gallery Spotlights Contemporary Photography

While many art galleries pay tribute to artists from the past, Carrboro's Partobject Gallery finds it imperative to support contemporary international photographers whose collections focus on the here and now."It's important, we think, to support artists who are alive," explained Kathy Hudson, co-owner of Partobject. She added that many artists are trying to make a living and do not receive the coverage their talent merits.Hudson opened the small, sparsely furnished gallery on Weaver Street in November 1998 with her brother, New York art critic and curator Diego Cortez.

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Van Sant Finds Inspiration In `Good Will Hunting' Plot

It is no coincidence that "Finding Forrester" has many parallels to 1997's "Good Will Hunting." After all, both films were directed under the watchful eye of Gus Van Sant. There is the mentor/student relationship that becomes a father/son relationship, the troubled romance, the doubting authority figures and the genius in disguise.

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Students, Faculty to Feast Together at Lenoir

A new program sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences will give students and faculty the chance to chew the fat over a meal at Lenoir Dining Hall."Take a Professor to Lunch," proposed by assistant sociology Professor Charlie Kurzman, aims to increase communication between UNC students and their professors by providing a casual environment for conversation and academic advising."At a big public university like UNC, there is not always an opportunity for students and faculty to interact outside the classroom," Kurzman said.

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Council Considers Red-Light Cameras

People in Chapel Hill might soon think twice before running a red light if the Chapel Hill Town Council approves a new technology to help catch offenders.The Town Council hosted a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss using video surveillance technology, a privately run service called the Safe Light Program, to help thwart red-light runners.The hearing was designed to allow residents to voice any concerns the project might bring.

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Lessons Learned From Boo Radley

In a scene from Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," Atticus Finch explains to his daughter, Scout, a simple trick about getting along with other people. He says to her, "If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view --""Sir?""- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."That simple trick Atticus is talking about is empathy, the plain ability to imagine oneself in the place of another.

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Rainer Maria, Countdown Quartet Return With Solid Releases

UNC Jazz BandsPassages -- Europe 2000HHHHJazz, for many of us, is mysterious and somewhat daunting musical territory. It falls into a darkly romantic category of the collective American consciousness -- a category everyone is curious about but simultaneously a little intimidated by.Do you like jazz? The correct answer is to mumble apologetically "Uhh, umm, 'Kind of Blue,' yeah, that's pretty good, uh, but I don't know all that, uh, much about it ..."Okay, Hep Cats. Lay your inhibitions aside, because it's time to jump on the blue train.

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ArtsCenter, El Chilango Creator Adds Flavor to the Area

Jacques Menache is renowned as an exuberant philanthropist and jack-of-all-trades.Simply put, he is an artist, musician, restaurant owner, real estate developer, husband and father.However, Menache's contributions to local arts culture -- especially within the Latino community -- are too numerous to be as easily defined.As a result of Menache's work over the past 30 years, the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area has experienced a resurgent interest in Latino culture and fine arts education.Menache, a native Parisian, moved to Mexico City with his parents when he was a teenager.

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