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Wednesday February 8th

Matt Dees


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Happiness Is Leaving Something Better Than You Found It

I'm a happy guy.As my year as editor draws to a close with this issue, I look back at the last nine months with a smile, my heart warmed by the incredible relationships I've developed and inspired by the strides this paper has made on my watch.Last August, no one was sure what the future held for this paper, even me.

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Disagree, Debate, but Don't Kill Messenger

Before delving into an explanation of our decision to run David Horowitz's views, I must say that I feel slightly betrayed by Tyra Moore and company.I thought that by giving them the opportunity to refute Horowitz's claims the day they ran, a privilege given by no other college newspaper -- to my knowledge -- they would respect our decision to run his views in the name of free speech and open discussion.

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The `Anybody-But-Songer Candidate' Shows CAA Woes

What a mess. First this wrestling guy goes on TV, lies, then retracts it. And now Eric's secretary is in a coma. Oh, sorry. Slipped into "Billy Madison" there for a second. But take out comatose receptionists and gay ex-wrestlers, and it's just like the latest Carolina Athletic Association nonsense. Or something.Seriously, the melodrama unfolding within the hallowed halls of Suite B is getting quite ridiculous. And it seems it could continue this way for a while if Reid Chaney doesn't grow a pair and nip this behavior in the bud early on in his administration.

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Ticket `Coincidence' Warrants UNC Leaders' Attention

All students on this campus, seniors in particular, should be asking some serious questions about the supposed coincidence surrounding the ticket distribution Saturday.Here's what happened:The Daily Tar Heel received an e-mail from senior Hunter Fritz on Wednesday night saying he had heard that those who picked up bracelets at 4 p.m. Wednesday would start the line Saturday morning.

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Filling Shu's Shoes Is a Dif_cult but Essential Challenge

It almost didn't seem fitting.The memorial service for legendary journalism professor Jim Shumaker, who died of cancer Dec. 19, lasted all of 30 minutes in a small Baptist church that didn't even fill to capacity.The pastor, God bless him, did his best to eulogize Shu and comfort his family by reminding them that he was in a better place.But I suspect many sitting in those uncomfortable wooden pews, especially his former students and colleagues, wanted one last chance to hear about what the old man did before heading off to the hereafter.

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Ideas About Ways to Increase Accountability Wanted

Disclose: 1. To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover. 2. To make known; divulge. Matt Jones' recent letter, which sought to "uncover" the biases of several editorialists who used their respective media to criticize the Honor Court, says disclosure is "a central tenet of journalism ethics." I agree. So before discussing the merits of his caustic cry for accountability among our opinion mongers, I feel the need to "expose to view" some misrepresentations in Jones' letter.

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