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Week's Events Aim to Honor King

The first black and second female surgeon general will deliver the keynote lecture tonight for UNC's Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Week. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders will speak at 7:30 p.m. today in Memorial Hall as part of a weeklong campus celebration honoring King's contributions and aiming to improve race relations. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Racy UNC Video Clips to Stay on Internet

University officials say there is not much that can be done to stop a new Web site that displays risque video clips of UNC students. Alltrue.com added UNC to its sometimes-racy collection of college reality tours April 16. The site features video clips of University students engaged in activities not normally promoted by the Admissions Office, including scenes of nudity, partying and profanity.

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Chaney Appoints CAA Staff

In an effort to overcome the discord that hampered the previous administration's Cabinet, new Carolina Athletic Association President Reid Chaney stressed teamwork and dedication in the appointment of his staff last week.Among 20 Cabinet members, Chaney appointed Vice President-select Jon Kanipe, Treasurer-select Chase Choplin and Secretary-elect Vicki Wade, who must go before Student Congress on Tuesday for approval.These Cabinet officers are the first to be subject to congressional approval in accordance with a bill passed by the 82nd session last week, giving Congress the power to ove

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Bosnian Speaker Discusses War, Economic Woes

Bosnian Ambassador to the U.S. Igor Davidovic outlined current problems and the future of Bosnia on Friday as the honorary speaker during the weekend conference titled "The Future of the Balkans." Developed by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, organizers said the purpose of the conference and the presentation by Davidovic was to foster debate and understanding of the current discontent in the Balkans.Conference co-organizer Rye Barcott said the lecture brought new international awareness to the University.

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Human Rights Week Kicks Off

The Globe Committee of the Campus Y kicks off Human Rights Week today to educate UNC students about crimes against humanity.The purpose of the week is to raise awareness about the cruelty and human rights atrocities in places such Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Afghanistan."In the past, the focus of Human Rights Week has been activism," said Tina Singh, co-chairwoman of the Globe Committee.

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Renovations to Close Joyner

Joyner Residence Hall will close the next academic school year to undergo renovations as part of a 10-year plan to renovate all campus housing. State-mandated sprinkler systems, electricity and fire alarm upgrades, and drop ceilings to cover exposed pipes will be installed in Joyner during the next school year. Officials say the closing of Joyner is not expected to cause any problems with housing students next year."Joyner has 172 beds," said Rebecca Casey, assistant director of marketing for the housing department.

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Pit Sleep-In Shows Homelessness Awareness

Braving plummeting temperatures and low initial turnout, members of a Campus Y committee kicked off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by spending the night in the Pit on Sunday. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a national initiative to promote education about homelessness runs through Friday.

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Drop in Apparel Sales Causes Aid to Fall

Incoming students can anticipate a $585,000 drop in scholarship and financial aid funds next year due to a slump in revenue from UNC-licensed apparel. Officials say an overall decline in apparel sales, mediocre performances by UNC sports teams and other factors contributed to the decrease in revenue. The Board of Trustees announced Thursday that licensing royalties earned from apparel sales dropped 16 percent for fiscal year 1999-2000. About two-thirds of apparel and logo royalties are earmarked for financial aid, while one-third of the revenue funds athletic scholarships.

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