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Wednesday February 8th

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17 Internet Sites to Post Candidate Q&A

Seventeen leading Internet sites are joining together to provide the first online presidential debate in history. The Web White & Blue Rolling Cyber Debate is sponsored by the Markle Foundation, a group that promotes public service communications. Internet users can submit questions to the presidential candidates by logging on to the Web site at www.webwhiteblue.org until Election Day.

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Dinner Helps Unite Students of All Faiths

A group of UNC students spent their Monday night church-hopping in Chapel Hill, exploring other religions while enjoying different cuisine. Sponsored by the student level of the Campus Ministry Association, the 2000 CMA Progressive Dinner featured followers of a variety of faiths including Catholics, Episcopalians, Jews, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Unitarians, members of the United Church of Christ and followers of Baha'

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Area Democrats Address Students

In a roomful of Democratic supporters, local candidates spoke to students at the Young Democrats "Meet the Candidates" forum Monday night. Three Democratic candidates for local office used the opportunity to come out and speak directly to students on campaign issues and the importance of student involvement. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, who is up for re-election in November, was the first of the candidates to speak. Kinnaird spoke of her focus on education and the environment and the importance of student involvement in elections.

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Molding the Minds of Our Youths

I have always been amazed by the schizophrenic attitude of some liberals toward media issues. On the one hand, liberals insist that advertisements for cigarettes are responsible for coercing millions of children and adults into tobacco abuse each year. Advocates of this view are so sure that cigarette advertisements "cause" underage smoking that they file lawsuits against tobacco companies. Meanwhile, these same folks insist that the media has little or nothing to do with the rising tide of youth violence in America. Remember the Columbine shooting?

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Next UNC Provost Preps for Move,Feb. 1 Start Date

UNC's next provost has 3 1/2 months to resolve all the issues in his personal and professional life and get ready for a move across the country. Although Robert Shelton said he still has innumerable tasks to complete in his job with the University of California system, he said he looks forward to his transition to UNC, where he will take office Feb. 1. "The chancellor and I talked about the optimal start date and put the date we arrived at after our conversation before the Board of Governors," he said.

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Basketball Diary- DTH Reporter Recounts Tryout for Men's Hoops

As I walked into my poorly lit dorm room Thursday afternoon, I saw the red, blinking No. 1 on my answering machine that would decide my fate. I already knew what the message was pertaining to. And I had a good idea what it was going to ultimately say. "Hi, Bret, how are you," the message starts. "This is Coach Q from the basketball office. It's just about 11 o'clock on Thursday.

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ASU Death Brings No Reforms

UNC-system campus administrators say the recent death of an Appalachian State University student will not prompt changes in their alcohol abuse prevention programs. Philip Thompson, a 21-year-old junior from Charlotte, was found dead Wednesday by his roommate. Police reports state that the victim's roommate said Thompson consumed a large quantity of alcohol the night before he was found dead in his bed - the night of his 21st birthday.

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Council Delays Decision On Cameron Restriping

Richard Goldberg spoke to the Chapel Hill Town Council about his greatest fear as a biker - getting "doored." Goldberg, of 202 Fallen Log East in Chapel Hill, was at the meeting Monday night to speak to the council about an item on its consent agenda calling for the restriping of part of West Cameron Avenue, which would eliminate a turn lane for part of the avenue and perhaps leave bikers to fight the traffic in the road. But Goldberg said one of the biggest concerns of bicycle riders is not the moving cars but the stationary ones.

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Tuesday's Low Voter Turnout Indicative Of Shameful Problem

TO THE EDITOR: Student Congress held special elections Tuesday. Apparently this went unnoticed. While voter turnout was respectable in Districts 16 and 17, only a small percentage of students in these districts voted. Turnout in other districts was staggering. Candidates in four districts ran unopposed, winning with just one vote, presumably their own. In five of the districts with vacant seats, not one candidate even bothered to run.

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Tar Heels Open Year On Point

The North Carolina men's basketball team enters this season facing uncertainty at point guard. Sophomore Jonathan Holmes and freshmen Adam Boone and Brian Morrison are all competing for the starting spot. Even scoring machine Joseph Forte is a possibility - although a remote one - for the position. But after the annual Blue-White game Saturday, UNC coach Matt Doherty might want to put another name on the list: Brendan Haywood. Haywood handed out six assists to go with his 22 points and seven rebounds as he led the White team to a 77-66 victory in front of a crowd of 10,225 at the S

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Area School Official Nabs Regional Prize

With a clear vision for improving student achievement, Superintendent Neil Pedersen has garnered national recognition for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Now it is his turn to be recognized. Pedersen has been named the Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance, which consists of superintendents from Wake, Durham and 12 surrounding counties. The N.C. Association of School Administrators will review nominees over the next month and name one as N.C.

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UNC Breaks Records, Wolfpack `D'

It was a day of records for the North Carolina men's soccer team. Going into its match with N.C. State, the No. 3 Tar Heels had a chance to break the school record for the best start to a season. Also, junior forward Chris Carrieri had a chance to inch closer to Derek Missimo's UNC record for goals in a season. The Tar Heels accomplished both of those feats Sunday and tacked on a few more en route to defeating the Wolfpack 7-1 at Fetzer Field. North Carolina (14-2, 4-1 in the ACC) surpassed its previous best start of 13-2, which was set in 1980 and '81.

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Rental Licensing Under Attack

The struggle for peaceful coexistence in neighborhoods sometimes pits students against other residents in a battle of words. But members of the Chapel Hill Rental Licensing Task Force, which met for the first time Thursday night, aim to address and alleviate the problems associated with neighborhood cohesion.

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When Traveling to England, Leave the Mullet Home

After reading some of the pretty ignorant articles about Europe in this newspaper in the past weeks, I thought it was about time someone put the record straight. So for any of you with a sense of humor who are planning to pack your bags and cross the "Irony Curtain," read on. An American tourist going to England suffers from several disadvantages. Previous travelers from these shores have won Americans a reputation for ignorance, arrogance and a lack of manners. As we all know, this is completely undeserved. It is up to you intelligent people to set the record straight.

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Campus Of_cials Say UNC Debate Unlikely

After this year's scheduled presidential debates, including one at a N.C. school, UNC officials say they have not yet considered the possibility of hosting a debate any time in the future. Nancy Davis, associate vice chancellor for University relations, said UNC officials did not apply to host a 2000 debate and, to her knowledge, have not applied in the past. Davis said hosting a debate would require a great deal of money and effort.

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Groups Cooperate to Raise Cancer Awareness on Campus

Two student groups are combining efforts for UNC's second annual Cancer Awareness Week, being held from today until Friday. The series of events, which will include speeches and the construction of a remembrance quilt, are sponsored by Carolina Cancer Focus and the Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority. Leaders of CCF said the main focus of the week is to educate college students about the threat of cancer.

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King Discusses Career Live at UNC

CNN talk show host Larry King had a packed audience laughing out loud from start to finish as he spoke in Memorial Hall on Friday. King, UNC's first Earl Wynn Distinguished Lecturer, filled his speech with lively anecdotes. He has conducted nearly 40,000 interviews, ranging from the Dalai Lama to physicist Stephen Hawking to Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian National Authority. The topic of the speech was scheduled to be ethics in television news, but King only mentioned that issue in passing. The laughter was often so loud King couldn't be heard over it.

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