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Estate Case\Reaches\Settlement

The widow and daughter of the late Chancellor Michael Hooker recently settled a dispute about the former chancellor's estate.Although no details have been made public, a lawsuit brought by Hooker's first wife, Anna Hooker Burns, was dismissed last month.Burns filed a complaint in Orange County court last fall stating that her 19 year-old daughter, Alexandra, had not received what was rightfully hers from her father's estate.Carmen Hooker Buell, Hooker's widow and the executor of his estate, argued that her late husband's will met the requirements of the divorce contract.

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Students Shrug Off Rankings

While the U.S. News & World Report's recently released rankings of the nation's top graduate programs garnered national attention, UNC graduate students said they place little value on the lists and pay more attention to the quality of the schools themselves.U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of graduate programs Monday, showing little change in UNC's place among national competition.Second-year law student David Baddour said he felt the magazine underestimated the School of Law by ranking it 23rd. "The rankings are important, but they are not really true.

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Spotlight Hits QNC Week

Queer Network for Change kicked off its Celebration Week on Monday in the Pit underneath sunny skies and rainbow-colored flags.QNC Co-director Jesse Davidson said the goal of the week is to raise awareness of diversity on campus."We're not just talking about sexuality, but we want to celebrate any, and all, types of diversity," Davidson said.QNC began the week with "Homosexual Acts" in the Pit. Davidson said group members handed out suggestive fliers promoting live acts of homosexuality hoping to attract crowds.

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International Hero Speaks at FCA Meeting

Amid an atmosphere of fellowship and friendship, an international hero shared his personal miracle to members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Monday.Clarke Bynum addressed the role of God in his heroic act of saving a British Airways flight from a terrorist attack last December to a crowd of about 100 in the Kenan Field House.Bynum was on his way to Uganda on a two-week missionary trip. He said his prayer for the trip was to clearly see God in action and to change his life.

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Masala's Diversity Week Opens

Masala kicked off a week of cultural diversity celebration by handing out cotton candy under sunny skies in the Pit on Monday afternoon.Several multicultural groups set up tables at the event to promote their organizations and show support for Masala, the umbrella organization for cultural groups on campus.Sarath Kolluru, an executive board member of Masala, said the goal of the week was to promote multiculturalism."It's important to spread the word that there are different cultures and inform people how to access them," he said.Kolluru said he wants to make certain that

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CUAB Hosts Forum on Renting

Students hoping to move off campus received helpful advice from Chapel Hill landlords and Student Legal Services on Monday night.The Carolina Union Activities Board sponsored the "Apartment Rental 101" forum in the Carmichael Fishbowl to focus on necessary life skills.Ashley Lorance, a member of the board's miscellaneous committee, said she thought many students would find the topic timely and helpful."I felt this was one of the biggest needs for students on campus right now," Lorance said.The forum featured five speakers familiar with rental processes in the Ch

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