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Political Involvement Forces Friends to Face Off

Lisa Andrews and Scott Jones immediately struck up a friendship in a political science class three years ago. And today, they aren't just learning about politics -- they work in the field. Andrews is a volunteer for Elizabeth Dole's campaign for Senate, and Jones is a volunteer for Dole's opponent, Erskine Bowles. But as tensions between the two political camps have flared in recent weeks, Jones said he and Andrews have tried to keep their friendship partisan-free. "We used to talk about politics a lot," he said.

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Former Wrestler Helps Nation Grapple With Sniper

For three long weeks in October, a serial killer gunning down random victims in the Washington, D.C., metro area gripped the nation's attention. And for those weeks the nation was comforted, informed and reassured by Montgomery County, Md., Police Chief Charles Moose.

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Carolina Inn Draws Visitors With Tradition

Rarely does a hotel blend in with its surroundings as well as The Carolina Inn.In a hotel world filled with red roofs and highway off-ramp views, The Carolina Inn's historic surroundings and AAA four-diamond amenities have made it a Chapel Hill landmark for almost 80 years.

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Jobs Give the Chance to Grow, Give Back

Angela Stroud is an advocate for the mentally ill. She spreads information and distributes pamphlets about mental illnesses, and she serves as a board member for the Mental Health Association of Orange County. She also happens to have a mental illness. Stroud, who did not specify which mental illness she has, is one of many members of Club Nova's transitional employment program, which aims to provide temporary employment for people with mental illnesses.

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A Southern Professor Looks Homeward

To most, the South conjures up images of grits, barbecue and country music. It is a humid land of sipping sweet tea on a front porch under the hot sun. But to William Ferris the South is a constantly changing flow of life and a region rich in diversity. "There are many worlds of Southern culture," Ferris said. "Within the region there is a huge range of representations."

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New, Old Traditions Combine to Define 1st Days at UNC

As the nation's first state university, UNC has had a lot of time to form some time-honored traditions -- 209 years, to be exact. But as the class of 2006 starts its college career, freshmen can celebrate some fairly new traditions along with one tradition that has stood the test of time. As much a tradition as a symbol of the University itself, the Old Well was part of UNC's history before it became its own famous tradition. According to the UNC Web site, "students can bring good luck with a drink from the Old Well on the first day of classes."

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Students Cross Oceans To Broaden Horizons

*This article has been corrected The traditionally long, lazy days of summer were still long but never lazy for several UNC students this year. Some UNC students attempted to make this summer a learning experience far from crowded classrooms and away from the normal internship route. While many students watched the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine escalate on television this summer, senior Toby Osofsky spent most of her summer in the dangerous region.

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PETA Sends Formal Complaint to NIH

Officials from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said a formal complaint was sent Tuesday to the National Institutes of Health outlining alleged UNC laboratory animal treatment violations. Mary Beth Sweetland, a spokeswoman for PETA, said the complaint includes a comprehensive list of practices conducted by UNC laboratory researchers that PETA believes violate NIH guidelines for ethical lab animal treatment.

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Undergraduates Highlight Findings

Transport Properties of DNA Molten Salt. The Impact of Latino Immigration on Native Communities. Experimental Factors in Phonetic Perception. Research subjects like those are most commonly explored by graduate students, but the above projects and others were actually conducted by undergraduate students. More than 70 undergraduate students presented their findings from their original research projects this weekend to students, faculty and members of the community.

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UNC, NIH Plan Lab Review

UNC officials discussed plans for investigating allegations of improper handling of University lab animals at meetings with representatives from the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday. Investigators from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals leveled the charges against UNC last week based on the findings of an undercover PETA investigator.

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