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Police log

Meat was stolen from a UNC fraternity house and then returned Wednesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone broke into the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at 112 Fraternity Court and removed $200 worth of meat. Damage of $200 to the house also was reported. A Chapel Hill church was the victim of identity theft Wednesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. A Chapel Hill man was charged with aggravated assault Thursday, Chapel Hill police reports state.

Football - UNC opens season with win

The North Carolina football team took a win in its first game of 2008, thanks in large part to a stunning performance by senior Brandon Tate. Tate finished with a school-record 397 all-purpose yards on only 11 touches. UNC beat McNeese State 35-27 in a game delayed almost two hours for weather. Despite climbing to an early 14-0 lead, the Tar Heels came back from the break without fire and fell to a third-quarter deficit, overcome in large part by Tate's explosiveness. Tate finished 106 yards rushing and 93 yards receiving, as well as an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Music shorts

Stereolab Chemical Chords pop 4 Stars Though George Harrison gets most of the street cred, it wouldn't be hard to argue that Paul McCartney is the underrated Beatle. Though overshadowed by the martyrdom of John Lennon, McCartney had greater mass appeal, blending bright '60s melodies with grand, orchestral instrumentation into one of the most successful and influential sounds of the '70s. On its new full-length, krautrocking Beatle-heads Stereolab mine the material of McCartney and his Wings with great success.

Dive recommends

Album from the Vaults: Superchunk, On the Mouth: If you've got a precision auto, blast this gem on the way to Superchunk's show at Cat's Cradle Friday. It's the most intensely distilled example of the legendary Chapel Hill set's high-impact pop-punk. Movie Rental Pick: "Fight Club": Take it on the mouth and rent this 1999 Dave Fincher classic. In a related note, don't you wish your imaginary friend was Brad Pitt? Something Random:

Police log

?There were at least six incidents of breaking and entering reported Tuesday morning on Village Crossing Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. All six incidents involved a suspect breaking a car window, and in all but one a suspect stole electronics from the car, the reports state. A total of $2,407 worth of electronics were stolen from the cars, including five GPS units, an MP3 player and an iPod, according to the reports. A total of $1,700 of damage to the cars was reported.