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Monday October 18th

Elyse Ashburn


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Calls for Peace Fill U.S. Capital

Click here to see more photos from the Washington protest WASHINGTON -- The air thundered with calls for peace Saturday as throngs of protesters surged onto the National Mall and spilled into the streets in what was the largest anti-war rally in the capital since the Vietnam War.

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Bush Opposes UM Affirmative Action Policy

President Bush criticized Wednesday an affirmative action program under review by the U.S. Supreme Court, calling the practices in question "divisive, unfair and impossible to square with the Constitution." The court's ruling in the pending University of Michigan-Ann Arbor case likely will be its most definitive decision on affirmative action and will ripple through college admissions offices nationwide.

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Tuition May Fund Growth

Members of the UNC-system Board of Governors slashed from the system's proposed tuition policy Friday a key provision limiting tuition increases, claiming the removed stipulation was too restrictive. The special BOG committee charged with reviewing board policy on tuition and fees had proposed an amendment to forbid members from raising tuition to meet enrollment growth needs. The full board voted Friday not to increase tuition for the upcoming academic year, saying tuition is not an acceptable source for funding next year's enrollment growth.

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Salary Call Provokes Legislative Outrage

Outraged over administrative salary negotiations at UNC-Chapel Hill, many legislators are shifting the focus of their ire from fiscal excesses to Chancellor James Moeser's job. "Moeser needs to be fired," said Rep. Russell Capps, R-Wake. He added that he has gotten an earful from constituents angered by the almost $320,000 severance agreement reached between Moeser and the University's outgoing Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Susan Ehringhaus.

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U.S., State Officials Discuss Education Standards, Reform

The Bush administration is hailing "No Child Left Behind" as a revolutionary approach to K-12 education reform that is destined for success, but the program's plausibility depends largely on states' ability to implement it -- a task many governors expressed concern over Monday. U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and Margaret Spelling, director of Bush's Domestic Policy Council, attempted to ease anxieties about the program as they fielded questions from about 20 former, current and newly elected governors gathered at UNC's Paul J.

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BOG, Broad Call Salary Deal With Ehringhaus 'Indefensible'

Financial negotiations made between UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser and a longtime University employee are excessive and inexcusable, key UNC-system officials said Monday. "I think it's indefensible -- the cost of it, the terms," UNC-system Board of Governors member Craig Souza said of the $320,000 salary agreement reached between Moeser and Susan Ehringhaus, the University's outgoing general counsel. Members of the BOG Personnel and Tenure Committee were so incensed by the deal Moeser struck with Ehringhaus that they requested Monday that the UNC-system Office of the President

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Heir To The Throne

SALISBURY AND RALEIGH Republican Elizabeth Dole cruised to victory with unexpected ease Tuesday, defeating Democrat Erskine Bowles to become the first woman to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate. Elizabeth Dole defeated Bowles with 53 percent of the vote, capturing the hotly contested Senate seat soon to be vacated by Sen. Jesse Helms, who is finishing his 30th year in office. Bowles garnered 45 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting.

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State Cuts 2 Percent More From UNC

Bracing for a continued economic slump, the state has temporarily cut payments to the UNC system by 2 percent, causing UNC-Chapel Hill officials to slash an additional $8.2 million from the University's budget. UNC-CH Provost Robert Shelton said the University levied the cuts to compensate for funding reductions originating in Gov.

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Drive, Faith Propel Dole to High Positions

Salisbury, nestled in North Carolina's Piedmont, boasts quiet living, traditional family values and thick Southern drawls. The seat of Rowan County, with its walkable downtown, laid-back Sunday barbecues and about 26,000 residents, is certainly no hotbed of politics. But Elizabeth Dole -- Republican nominee for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat and one of the foremost political figures in the nation -- calls the city home.

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