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Saturday January 28th

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Unseen Artist, Unmistakable Art

Recognizing Tola Oguntoyinbo's artwork is like knowing lyrics to a song you can't actually remember hearing before. From a Franklin Street bar to a Carrboro car wash, finding his colorful paintings in the community is easy. But his works aren't often connected, and he often goes unnoticed. One just needs to look no further than the walls of the Blue Marlin Pub, Smoothieville, Carolina Car Wash, Jersey Mike's or the Pit to realize that one man is behind them all. "Painting is a lot like eating to me - it's the same principle," said Oguntoyinbo, a 26-year-old UNC graduate.

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Church Blends Politics With Praise

Religion and politics mixed with spirited song and goodwill Sunday as St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrated 136 years of worship. Invoking a history of black struggle and achievement, Ben Ruffin, chairman of the UNC-system Board of Governors, delivered an anniversary message of "Good News from the 'Hood." An enthusiastic audience of church members and visitors, including local and state public officials, received Ruffin's message, which was delivered in an atmosphere of jubilant choral and gospel music, prayer and invocation.

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Just Say `Know' to Marijuana

There exists a problem in this country today. It is the lack of information from our government's own experiments that truly can be trusted. In this case, I am speaking of marijuana laws and a movement to change them. It seems to be almost impossible to move other citizens to change their opinions on ideas. Why is this? There is a simple explanation: No one knows what information is truth, partial truth, extreme exaggeration or plain lies.

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Simmons Saves Day for Clemson

By Bret Strelow Assistant Sports Editor Clemson had every reason to worry. Star quarterback and Heisman hopeful Woodrow Dantzler was limping to the sidelines with a bruised left foot. The fifth-ranked Tigers were already facing a 17-point deficit on the road against a team with abundant confidence and a crowd with newfound enthusiasm. But Willie Simmons crushed North Carolina's hopes. He put a hush over Kenan Stadium.

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Gardner Makes Tar Heels Pay for Focusing on Run

By T. Nolan Hayes Sports Editor For the second week in a row, the North Carolina defense succeeded in stopping its opponent's primary strength on offense. But for the second week in a row, that result came at a high price. The Tar Heels held Clemson's vaunted rushing game in check Saturday but were spread thin against the pass in the process. Wide receiver Rod Gardner made them pay for it.

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Author Educates UNC on Suicide

Author Kay Redfield Jamison came to Chapel Hill on Friday as part of her continuing quest to educate college students and faculty on the daily, albeit seldomly discussed, realities of suicide. "(Suicide is) a major public health epidemic that not many people want to talk about," she said. Jamison, author or co-author of five books and many scientific articles regarding psychological topics, spoke to students in the University's Department of Psychiatry about the biological aspects of suicide. "College students don't have the forum to learn about depression," she said.

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UNC, Town Join Forces to Foster Harmony

Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf and UNC Chancellor James Moeser met on the steps of the Franklin Street post office on Thursday to announce a new strategy for approaching town-gown relations. The two unveiled a new committee composed of members from the Chapel Hill Town Council and various University representatives. The committee will meet to discuss issues of mutual interest to the town and UNC, by way of a neutral facilitator. "Our motivation to discuss this kind of a joint working team is pretty simple," Moeser said.

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SportSaturday - UNC senior Sedrick Hodge has developed into one of the nation's best linebackers.

North Carolina's 1997 recruiting haul at tailback was ranked among the top five nationally. Ravon Anderson, Rufus Brown, Tyrell Godwin, Anthony Saunders and Domonique Williams combined to rush for 8,981 yards and 111 touchdowns in their senior seasons in high school. The Tar Heels also brought in all-state linebacker Sedrick Hodge from Atlanta that year. Three and a half seasons later, none of the backs has developed into the impact player UNC hoped they would. Anderson and Williams transferred. Godwin quit football after his sophomore year to concentrate on baseball.

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Tigers Ground Game Tough to Tame

Game and time: No. 5 Clemson at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Series: Clemson leads 30-17-1. Personnel: Clemson - OT Akil Smith (lungs) and QB Brian Carr (torn achilles) are out for the season. DE Terry Bryant (calf) is probable. UNC - LB Merceda Perry (right ankle) is out for the season. WR Chesley Borders (hamstring) is doubtful. DB Anthony Anderson (shoulder) and RB Rufus Brown (shoulder) are questionable. DE Julius Peppers (concussion) is probable. The key matchup: Clemson's offense is designed to get opposing defenses thinking about the pass.

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SportSaturday - Upbeat Fryer Proves Steal For UNC

Duke must be kicking itself. When North Carolina's Lisa Fryer was a junior in high school, she was all set to attend a volleyball camp at UNC's archival, one of the schools recruiting her. But when that camp was canceled, Fryer came to one at UNC instead. She fell in love with the University, and the rest is history. "We were fortunate," UNC coach Joe Sagula said.

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Bush, Gore Debate Shows Contrast in Policy, Image

Political pundits say the third and final presidential debate was more heated and brought out the policy differences between the two front-runners. The last debate between the two presidential candidates - Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore - took place Tuesday at the University of Washington in St.

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SportSaturday - Lending a Helping Hand

Holly Huff looks back through her years of college to remember what it was like when she was a freshman on the North Carolina field hockey team. She remembers being the girl from St. Louis who didn't know a whole lot of people and struggled in her first semester to balance the demands of one of the best field hockey programs in the nation with her school work.

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SportSaturday - Open It Up

There's no secret why North Carolina has lost three of its last four games: UNC hasn't been able to stop anybody defensively. Those four opponents lit up the scoreboard, averaging 39.5 points, and the Tar Heels are yielding 30.2 points per game overall. It's unlikely that the defense will experience a dramatic change and start putting the clamps on opponents. And it's tough to win if you can't stop anybody. Yet it can be done. It happens every Sunday. And the people of St.

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UE's Decision to Protest Reasonable

UE 150, the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, has been criticized for disrupting the chancellor's installation ceremony. As a member of UE, I defend our actions. In December 1996, the housekeepers' lawsuit against UNC ended with a court settlement requiring administrators to meet with housekeepers at least once each month. Since the settlement ended in December 1999, administrators have refused to meet with UE. Why have they failed to learn the most fundamental lesson of good management? Administrators would have us believe the answer lies in a 40-year-old law.

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SportSaturday - FSU's Weinke Piles Up Passing Yards

Maturity apparently isn't all that comes with age. In Chris Weinke's case, so do stellar statistics. The 28-year-old Florida State quarterback has left the box score overflowing the past two weekends. Weinke completed 66-of-105 passes for eight touchdowns and 1,032 yards in FSU's loss at Miami - its first defeat in 18 games - and its blowout of Duke. He did it all on a bum left foot, which he injured Sept. 28 at Maryland.

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Civil War Re-enactor's Speech Touts Battlefield Preservation

The savage-looking man on the cover of a Civil War narrative proved himself to be an intelligent and engaging speaker Thursday night when he spoke to students about issues important to him as a Civil War afficionado. Robert Lee Hodge, the Civil War re-enactor featured in Tony Horwitz's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Confederates in the Attic," discussed topics ranging from his opinion of Horwitz's writing to his roots as a Civil War fanatic. But Hodge focused mainly on the preservation of battlefields. The speech, held in Carroll Hall, was co-sponsored by the Carolina Summer Reading Pro

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