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Ticket Policy Disclosed

Officials from the Department of Athletics' Ticket Office rejected claims Thursday that Carolina Athletic Association President Tee Pruitt receives a secret supply of discretionary men's basketball tickets, saying the disappearance of so many tickets is logistically and numerically illogical.Ticket Office Director Clint Gwaltney said recent accusations that Pruitt gets 40 to 60 tickets per basketball game are false."There's a lot of things out there that you need to inquire about before you go off half-cocked," Gwaltney said."(Pruitt would) have to boldly walk up after the tickets are

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Pruitt: Congress Bill Restricting CAA `Hideous'

New accusations and the threat of student congressional oversight of Carolina Athletic Association Cabinet appointments have angered CAA members and prompted vehement denials of impropriety."We don't have anything to hide," said CAA President Tee Pruitt on Wednesday."But it's ridiculously hideous for (Congress) to think they can do that," he said, referring to a bill passed Tuesday by Congress' Rules and Judiciary Committee that would make the CAA's procedures subject to Congress' approval.

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Students Pitch Entrepreneurial Ideas

"Launching the Company" is perhaps the only course at UNC in which the best students receive hundreds of thousands of dollars.But that's what was at stake for participating UNC business students when they pitched their ideas for startup companies to local business and industry leaders who served as judges March 7. Roughly eight of the 25 groups of students that presented business ideas as part of the entrepreneurial course will be invited to continue to the second half of the course, which is taught by Kenan- Flagler Business School Dean Robert Sullivan.

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Roadshow Endorses Activism

Protesters of Chancellor James Moeser's response to a Nike factory's labor practices might want to follow the advice of an activist group that held workshops in the Union on Wednesday:Chain your neck to the chancellor's leg.The Turning Point Roadshow addressed this and other techniques during its visit to UNC, part of a nine-state, 30-stop tour of the Southeast protesting economic globalization and international trade pacts such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.Such agreements, its members say, drive "a race to the bottom" that has companies setting up shop in coun

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Interest Low for Congress

Junior William Southern won 100 percent of the votes for the 25th district's Student Congress representative.All two of them.It was one of the many results in Tuesday's Student Congress elections that reflected the low student interest in the congressional races.Despite this year's record election turnout, serious participation in congressional elections was still so low that jokers were able to vote UNC sports star Julius Peppers into office five times."It was kind of disappointing," said Board of Elections Chairman Jeremy Tuchmayer of this year's slate of congressional

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Fare-Free Busing Initiative Passes Overwhelmingly

Students enthusiastically supported a referendum to implement fare-free busing Tuesday, casting more total votes on it than any other ballot category and passing it by a percentage second only to David Cooper's unopposed race for Residence Hall Association president.The referendum asked if students would be willing to pay an extra $8.49 each semester to allow all Chapel Hill Transit Authority buses to operate with no charge for anyone wanting to use the service.The University would pay 40 percent of the busing costs while the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro must agree to cover the rema

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BSM Endorses SBP Candidate Baker

Student body president candidate Dustyn Baker picked up a key endorsement Wednesday night as the Black Student Movement lent its support to her after a question-and-answer session addressing racial tensions at UNC and the need for increased minority representation.

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Smith Center Seating Plans Central to CAA Campaigns

Recent changes in student seating at the Smith Center have ignited debate between Carolina Athletic Association president candidates over even larger changes, including proposals to add a second riser section and the future of Carolina Fever seating. Candidates Reid Chaney and Michael Songer agree that this year's changes have improved the atmosphere in the Smith Center, but both want to add more risers under the other basket. About 200 seats would be removed by riser construction.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Reveals Success Tips

An Olympic gold medalist offered humorous anecdotes and expressed Christian ideals to a responsive Great Hall crowd Wednesday night.Olympic swimmer Josh Davis shared his experiences and secrets to success in a presentation sponsored by the Christian organization Athletes In Action, which uses athletics as a springboard to espouse Christian ideals.Davis stressed his "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Athletes" and emphasized that he is "just a regular guy," despite his three Olympic gold medals and national records in swimming.He was introduced with a series of video clips of UNC stu

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