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Saturday September 18th

Brad Chiasson


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Senior Class Plans Nursing Home Visits

With the holidays rapidly approaching, students will get the opportunity to make the season a little brighter for local senior citizens. The senior class has organized a project, Seniors for Seniors, that will link UNC students and local children with area nursing homes. Involved nursing homes include the Shepherd House, Alterra Clare Bridge of Chapel Hill and the Chapel Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Senior Class President Ben Singer said the ultimate goal of the program is to do something positive for senior citizens in the community.

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Groups Plan for World AIDS Week

UNC groups will be handing out condoms on Franklin Street and sponsoring speeches on campus this week to promote prevention of and awareness about the AIDS virus. The Campus Y and the UNC Center for Healthy Student Behaviors are sponsoring several events today through Friday in conjunction with World AIDS Week. The UNC Center for AIDS Research started the week with a symposium Monday. Saturday, World AIDS Day, is the culmination of the week, which this year carries the slogan "I Care ... Do You? Youth and AIDS in the 21st Century."

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Hospitals to Display Bioterrorism Chart

With the threat of bioterrorism becoming more of a reality, efforts have been made on campus to better educate the public about potential bioterrorism diseases. The N.C. Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology has produced a chart listing several potential diseases terrorists might use as weapons. The four main diseases listed on the chart are anthrax, smallpox, botulism and the plague.

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UNC Professor Wins Award For Excellence

UNC professors have won the North Carolina Award for excellence in years past, and this year was no exception. Royce Murray, a UNC chemistry professor and researcher, was one of five N.C. winners of the award, which is issued by a state agency to recognize general excellence in any field. Murray said he won the award for his work as an educator, researcher and editor. "My perception is the award is not solely for research, solely for education or solely for editing," Murray said. "It's a combination of those things."

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BSM Month Aims for Awareness

Education and entertainment are on the agenda for November, Black Student Movement Month at UNC. Carmen Scott, an executive assistant for the BSM, said more events have been planned for this year's BSM Month than any previous year's. Scott said each event is sponsored by either a BSM subgroup or committee. One of the most anticipated events of the month is the 51st Year of Integration Ceremony, Scott said. She said the BSM has contacted some of the University's first black students to speak about their experiences and history at UNC. The event will be held Nov.

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Group to Advise Organizations

A new student organization is attempting to reach out and aid other campus groups. Students with the Carolina Consulting Solutions, a new campus organization that strives to financially advise student groups and help them run more efficiently, say the group is still in its initial stages. Justin Cunningham, the president and founder of CCS, said the group's main goal is to provide student groups with consulting services free of charge. It will most likely begin administering financial advice next semester.

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UNC Study Explains Beer `Skunkiness'

A new UNC chemistry study has the potential to eliminate one of the annoyances of many college students' lives -- foul-smelling, "skunky" beer. Malcolm Forbes, a UNC chemistry professor and one of the experiment's conductors, said the study revealed that the biggest factor contributing to some foul-smelling beers is sunlight. Forbes said sunlight provides energy for a chemical reaction to occur within the beer. "We've figured out what's going on and what causes skunky beer," Forbes said.

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Derby Days Events Raise Record Sum

A 10-day fund-raiser that had sorority sisters toting paint cans and singing along to Madonna raised a record amount of money for charity last week. This year's Derby Days fund-raiser took place from Oct. 3 to Oct. 13 and collected $53,427 -- about $30,000 more than the event raised last year. The proceeds from Derby Days, which is organized by the Sigma Chi fraternity, will go to North Carolina Children's Miracle Network, UNC Children's Hospital and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

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Committee Predicts Parking Woes

Parking and transportation might be problems now, but the situation will only get worse in the next few years, said members of a campus committee in their bimonthly meeting Wednesday. But the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee hopes to combat that problem by making public transportation more efficient. With the implementation of the UNC Master Plan, projects funded by the $3.1 billion bond package passed by N.C. voters last fall, and fare-free busing, officials expect transportation to become more of a hassle.

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String Cheese Incident to Headline Concert

Tickets go on sale today for a Homecoming concert organized by the Carolina Athletic Association that will feature the bluegrass band String Cheese Incident. CAA officials say they hope the event will have a strong turnout, adding that measures are being taken to make sure this year's concert runs more smoothly than last year's. This year's concert will be held Nov. 7 in Memorial Hall. Homecoming weekend is scheduled for Nov. 9-11.

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