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Crowning Glory
Homecoming ceremonies honor
UNC's king and queen.
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Opposition Drives Taliban to Abandon Strongholds
The Associated Press
JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan -
Opposition forces claimed to have the
Taliban on the run across much of north
ern Afghanistan on Sunday, as ruling
Taliban forces
abandoned strong
hold after strong
hold in a with
drawal south toward the capital, Kabul.
The foreign minister of the Northern
Alliance, Abdullah, claimed the opposi
tion had seized half the country in the past
Flashy Goals Earn UNC 13th Straight ACC Title
By Kelly Lusk
Assistant Sports Editor
WINSTON-SALEM - Sports Center
really dropped the ball on this one.
Yes, North Carolina won its 13th con
secutive ACC
tide in a typi
cal and pre
dictable fash
ion against a
Florida State
team that had
never even
played in the
Women’s Soccer
Wake 0
Florida State 0
tide game before.
Yes, the Tar Heels trounced the
Seminoles 4-0, recording their 13th
shutout of the season. UNC (19-0,8-0 in
the ACC) has held its opponents score-
less for 397
minutes, with
its last goal
allowed coming
when the Tar
Heels played
Ramsey Motivated
By First Team
Conference Snub
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N.C. State on Nov. 1.
Yes, the Friday night quarterfinal
game that UNC won 3-0 against Wake
Forest to send it to the tide match was
essentially decided at the half.
Yes, the Tar Heels dominated time of
possession and made the locally tele
vised game seem like a North Carolina
ball-handling drill at times.
Yes, it is true that none of that makes
for very exciting television.
But each time UNC found the back of
the net Sunday at Wake Forest’s Spry
Stadium, the goals were certainly worthy
of an ESPN highlight reel - not merely
a FoxSportsNet feature presentation.
“The thing that thrilled me most was
the quality of our goals,” said UNC
coach Anson Dorrance. “All four goals
were superb.”
Midfielder Sara Randolph struck
UNC Honors Chilean President
By Mike Callahan
Staff Writer
While UNC celebrated its Homecoming weekend, Chilean
President Ricardo Lagos Escobar also returned to the
University - to receive an honorary degree Friday afternoon.
After receiving the honorary doctor of laws degree, Lagos
spoke to the students and faculty gathered in the Morehead
Building banquet hall about the importance of security in the
world after the tragedies of Sept. 11.
Lagos said the terrorist attacks were the second time he has
seen democracy challenged on the Sept. 11 date.
On Sept. 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet overthrew
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Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Escobar gets applause
after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree.
two days and dealt the Taliban a severe
blow as a fighting force. U.S. officials
warned that a counterattack was possible.
As Taliban fighters fled south,
President Bush urged the opposition not
to take Kabul before anew, broad-based
government could be formed.
But Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld acknowledged Sunday that “we
don’t have enough forces on the ground
to stand in their way” if the Northern
Alliance tries to seize the capital.
At a press conference here, Abdullah
said the opposition had recaptured its
early and scored her first career goal in
the third minute. Forward Alyssa
Ramsey collected a deflected UNC shot
and darted around two defenders to
dish the ball to a waiting Randolph on
the far post. Randolph knocked the ball
past FSU goalkeeper Kerry York with
the outside of her left foot to score.
Only two minutes later, Ramsey, who
earned tournament MVP honors, faked
out one defender and nailed a floater
inside the far post to put UNC up by two.
Anne Remy added to the lead in the
55th minute when Ramsey scuffled with
two defenders and FSU’s goalie just feet
from the goal. Remy ran into the goal
box just in time to settle the ball and
slam a low shot into right side of the net.
“We work on (combination plays) in
practice,” Remy said. “We have drills,
and we work on it, but for some reason
it doesn’t transfer to the games. We try.
Finally, after all this work, we had an
opportunity, and we did it.”
The scoring roll call would not be com
plete without UNC’s third starting for
ward, Anne Morrell, who chipped in dur
ing the 58th minute. Morrell slid the ball
over to Remy while on the run, and Remy
completed the give-and-go combination,
passing the ball back to Morrell so she
could slip it past Seminole goalie Ali Mims
for the Tar Heels’ fourth and final goal.
“Just when you think you’ve solved
the pressure, just when you think you’ve
got a breath of fresh air, the next play
er is there,” said FSU coach Patrick
Baker. “It’s suffocating.”
And UNC certainly isn’t planning on
giving any opponent breathing room.
“I consider this the best conference in
the country,” Dorrance said. “It’s nice to
go into the postseason with this champi
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Chile’s democratic government, after which Lagos chose to
live in exile in the United States.
During that time, he spent three years at UNC as a visit
ing professor in the Department of Latin American Studies.
Lagos returned to his homeland in 1978 to help restore
democracy and the kind of security that he said the world
needs after Sept. 11. “We are not only fighting terrorism, we
are fighting in favor of anew world,” he said. “We must
improve security in every sense of the word.”
Lagos said the entire world needs security, including the
“more than 50 percent of mankind” that is living in cruel con
ditions. Those people need security against the cruelty of star
vation, among other things, he said.
The role of university students is to think about how to
solve these problems, Lagos said. “I strongly believe it is up
to us to be able to change the world.”
Lagos said his country is fully behind the United States and
its coalition against terrorism. “We feel deeply sorry about the
loss ofilife," he said. “Your pain is our pain, your resolve to
fight terrorism is our resolve to fight terrorism."
Lagos also reflected on his days in Chapel Hill, which he said
helped him gready during his life in politics. “What I learned
here, what I was able to think here, the discussion I was able to
have here, has (influenced) my decisions for the better," he said.
Earlier Friday afternoon, Lagos met with more than 100
students and faculty, many from the Latin American Studies
department, for a question-and-answer session in the
Commons Room of the Graham Memorial Building.
During the session, Lagos joked about his affiliation with
Duke University, where he received a doctorate in economics
in 1966. “I have a tremendously difficult time going to a bas-
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For the Kids
Campus Y organizes a week
to address children's rights.
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former headquarters, Taloqan, and three
other northern provincial capitals since
Mazar-e-Sharif, linchpin of the Taliban
defenses in the north, fell to the alliance
In Washington, however, Rumsfeld
said that while the opposition had “effec
tive control” of Mazar-e-Sharif, “there
are pockets of resistance within the city.”
“There could always be a counterat
tack," he said. The city’s airport had not
yet been secured, he added, though he
thought it would be soon.
Taliban officials acknowledged their
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Florida State midfielder Amber Tollefson's slide tackle does not bring down UNC midfielder Sara Randolph
(10). Randolph scored the Tar Heels' first goal of their 4-0 victory to win the ACC Tournament.
Ability is sexless.
Christabel Pankhurst
Men's soccer wins a narrow
victory against USC, 1-0.
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forces were in a “strategic withdrawal,”
apparently toward Kabul and the ethnic
Pashtun strongholds to the south. The
alliance is dominated by Tajiks and
Uzbeks, while Pashtuns - the nation’s
largest ethnic group - form the core of
Taliban support.
U.S. aircraft, including B-52 bombers,
roamed the skies, blasting Taliban posi
tions on the front line about 30 miles
north of Kabul and seeking out retreat
ing bands of Taliban fighters.
The seizure of Mazar-e-Sharif, 45
miles south of the Uzbek border, after
More Voters Head
To Polls This Year
By Lucy Bryan
Staff Writer
Twenty-six percent of Orange
County’s 77,224 registered voters par
ticipated in this year’s election, a 10 per
cent increase since 1999, the last munic
ipal election year.
In 1997,22 percent of registered voters
visited the polls. But 1999’s voter turnout
was the lowest of the decade - only 16.5
percent of registered voters cast ballots.
Carolyn Thomas, director of the
Orange County Board of
Elections, attributed the increase in
voter turnout primarily to interest in a
county bond referendum and nice
weather on Election Day.
But some Orange County voters who
participated in last week’s election said
they expected voter turnout to increase
for other reasons.
Chapel Hill resident Dorothy Mayer
said she thinks Chapel Hill residents
have long had the attitude of “let some
body else vote as long as everything is
going smoothly and the garbage is col
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days of intensive U.S. bombing marked a
turnaround in the opposition’s fortunes.
Echoing Rumsfeld’s comments about
enclaves of resistance, the Pakistan-based
Afghan Islamic Press said pro-Taliban
filters were still holding out in the city -
including about 100 armed Pakistanis and
Arabs holed up in a former girls’ school.
Mazar-e-Sharif could serve as a stag
ing area for the U.S.-led coalition to rush
humanitarian supplies and weapons into
the country. The airport could be used
to launch attacks on Taliban positions.
Along the Kabul front, opposition
Voters on the Rise
This year’s municipal elections saw an increase of almost
10 percent in voter turnout from the 1999 election.
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But Mayer added that the recent ter
rorist attacks might inspire people to be
more civic-minded.
“Since September 11, people have
forces were eager to advance, said Gen.
Alim Khan, a senior commander. “If we
want to enter Kabul, we won’t care about
U.S. willingness or unwillingness," he said.
Bush wants the opposition to hold off
on assaulting Kabul to avoid a repeat of
factional fighting that destroyed the cap
ital and killed 50,000 people from 1992
to 1996, when the opposition governed.
“We will encourage our friends to
head south ... but not into the city of
Kabul itself,” Bush said at a news con
ference in New York with Pakistani
President Pervez Musharraf.
Greeks Hit
Fraternities and sororities
that were unable to have
sprinkler systems installed
have closed their houses.
By Paige Ammons
Staff Writer
All Greek organizations with operat
ing houses have met today’s deadline to
comply with Chapel Hill’s sprinkler and
fire alarm regulations.
But a few fraternity houses have had
to close their doors during the past year
to renovate and install sprinkler and
alarm systems.
Because of a fire in the Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity house in 1996 that killed
five UNC students, the town issued an
ordinance requiring specific sprinkler
and alarm systems to be installed in all
fraternity and sorority houses.
Most houses fulfilled the installation
requirements, which were due by today,
but five fraternity houses could not
meet the regulations and had to close
for renovations this year.
“Other than the seven houses that were
already closed this year, all of the houses
met the sprinkler requirements,” said Jay
Anhom, director of Greek Affairs.
Anhom said the five houses closed
for renovations this year are Lambda
Chi Alpha, Delta Upsilon, St.
Anthony’s Hall, Kappa Sigma and Pi
Kappa Alpha. He said two other hous
es, Pi Lambda Phi and Delta Sigma Pi,
also are closed indefinitely.
Most of the fraternities that have not
met the ordinance requirements said
financial concerns inhibited them. “We
are still in the fund-raising process,” said
Mark Hosemann, president of Lambda
Chi Alpha. “We had to close because
we couldn’t raise the money to put the
sprinklers in before the deadline.”
After discovering the cost of sprin
kler installment, many houses decided
to raise funds for other renovations to
be completed at the same time.
“We are doing other renovations to
our house,” Hosemann said. “That is
why it has been such a lengthy process.”
Delta Upsilon President Nicholas
Carr said his fraternity decided to
entirely rebuild its house because the
cost of installment was nearly two-thirds
of the amount required to completely
demolish and rebuild their house. “The
sprinklers were almost as expensive as
rebuilding the entire house,” he said.
Anhom said because the expenses of
installment are so high, he is pleased
with the number of houses that com
plied with the ordinance. “It is definite
ly a big cost,” he said. “They were given
five years to do it, and it took the groups
that time to meet the cost.”
The five fraternities closed for reno
vations were not the only groups that
struggled with funding the sprinkler
The Kappa Psi fraternity, a coed phar
maceutical fraternity, had trouble raising
the funds for the sprinkler ordinance.

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