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Tuesday October 19th

Elizabeth Michalka


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Residence Hall Windows Sealed to Prevent Theft

South Campus burglaries that occurred during Thanksgiving break have prompted officials to increase security measures in the area's residence halls. In response to the break-ins, windows in Hinton James, Craige, Morrison and Ehringhaus residence halls were sealed with bolts earlier this week, officials said. Because the burglars entered through windows with air conditioning units in them, all windows with the units have been screwed shut. "All windows on the balcony sides of the buildings with air conditioning units were bolted," said Rebecca Casey, assistant director of the Depart

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Family Anti-Violence Union Responds to Discrimination

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on campus have helped establish a new community group, the Family Anti-Violence Union. The group was founded by community member Michael Cox with help from Fred Hashagen, LGBT administrative assistant, and Glenn Grossman, chairman of the Carolina Alternative Meetings of Professional and Graduate Students. The group's formation came in response to the murders of two gay men in Durham as well as other recent displays of anti-gay sentiments.

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Homecoming Elections Set for Today

The day before Homecoming king and queen elections, candidates attempted to put faces with names in last-minute campaigning efforts. Students can vote for this year's Homecoming king and queen from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today by logging on to Student Central and clicking on "vote" to cast a ballot. Each candidate runs on a platform that includes a service project, a point which candidates were trying to make students aware of Tuesday. The three candidates for Homecoming queen set up banners and tables in the Pit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Group Sponsors Talk on Money, Politics

The recently created UNC Campaign Finance Reform Coalition held a forum Tuesday night to discuss "fat cats" and big money in politics. Three speakers informed an audience of about 20 people about issues dealing with the campaign finance system and its reform. Speakers included Cynthia Brown, a self-described "grassroots candidate" running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jesse Helms, and environmentalist Dan Coleman, an author and member of the Sierra Club.

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New Scholarship Bears Attack Victim's Name

An anonymous donor has established an endowed scholarship to honor 1996 UNC graduate Mary Lou Hague, who was among the victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. In New York City, Hague worked for Keefe, Bruyette and Woods Inc., where she was a research analyst. Her office was on the 89th floor of the World Trade Center South Tower. "Her first love was the North Carolina Tar Heels, and, when this anonymous person did this, I was thrilled," said Liza Adams, Hague's mother.

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UNC Recives $1.5 Million to Conduct Hepatitis C Study

The University's treatment center for hepatitis is busy preparing a study on hepatitis C and is currently conducting a study on hepatitis A and B. UNC will receive $1.5 million during the next five years to conduct the study, said Michael Fried, principal investigator in the study. UNC was chosen to participate in a study on a hepatitis C vaccine coordinated by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. UNC will act as a clinical site along with seven other universities.

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Congress Confrontation Centers on Appointments

Tuesday's Student Congress meeting involved the usual appropriation of funds to student groups along with a little attitude. The meeting began with an abrupt speech from Finance Committee Chairman Tony Larson. He said his anger was a result of what he called negligence on the executive branch's part in filling several vacant external appointments to committees.

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Homecoming King, Queen to Face New Application Process

This year's candidates for Homecoming king and queen will face new steps in the application process, including appearing before an interviewing committee of campus leaders. The Carolina Athletic Association is in charge of organizing Homecoming, but this year it will have assistance from the UNC Board of Elections. CAA Homecoming Director Kris Willett said the committee will interview all applicants and choose the top three female and male candidates.

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Red Cross Blood Drives Secure Area Reserves

Local American Red Cross chapters shipped out a blood donation for emergency relief the day of the terrorist attacks, but since then, campus blood drives have replenished local supplies. The only blood collected locally that directly benefited attack victims was 1,000 units sent to Baltimore on Sept. 11 to help victims of the Pentagon attack.

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