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March 21, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
The fans' mandate has been clear since Coach Roy Williams returned home to North Carolina: Bring back the glory. He's working quickly. North Carolina on Sunday took another significant step, returning to the Sweet 16 with a 92-65 victory over Iowa State in the second round of the Syracuse Regional at the Charlotte Coliseum.
March 17, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
North Carolina was missing its leader, but a goal still was obtainable when Sean May took charge. The All-American junior center provided an even bigger inside presence while standout junior swingman Rashad McCants sat out the last four games of the regular season because of an intestinal disorder.
February 27, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
It seems like the good old days for North Carolina, or at least much better than recent times. The second-ranked Tar Heels are again atop the Atlantic Coast Conference, among the nation's elite and united under Coach Roy Williams, who in less than two years has helped to heal the "Carolina Family" after the brief and stormy reign of former coach Matt Doherty. North Carolina is positioned to win its first outright ACC title since Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith still worked at the Dean E.
May 23, 2004 | John Hollander, John Hollander is the author of numerous books of poetry, including "Picture Window" and "Figurehead," and several volumes of criticism and edited "American Wits" for the Library of America. He is Sterling professor emeritus of English at Yale University.
There were no seasons in Paradise. Even in the Golden Age of classical mythology -- when, under the care of the harvest god Saturn, the Earth itself, untouched by hoe or ploughshare, yielded an ample sufficiency of everything -- the Roman poet Ovid tells us ver erat aeternum: Spring was everlasting. And so it was, implicitly, in Eden: Renaissance poets, conflating the two in various visions of an earthly paradise, delighted in elaborating on this.
November 30, 2003 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of the forthcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Playwrights and pop singers -- from Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") to the Cherry Poppin' Daddies ("Zoot Suit Riot") -- have elevated the 1942 slaying known as the Sleepy Lagoon murder and the so-called Zoot Suit Riot of 1943 to mythic status in the popular culture.
November 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
It'll be pop and circumstance at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte's graduation ceremony next month, with Clay Aiken among the graduating class. The "American Idol" runner-up will pick up his diploma Dec. 20, his publicist said. And for only the second time in the school's seven-year history, graduation guests must have tickets to attend. Each ticket will be printed with a bar code and scanned at the door to prevent the use of counterfeits.
November 16, 2003 | Jim Sleeper, Jim Sleeper, a lecturer in political science at Yale, is the author of "Liberal Racism" and "The Closest of Strangers."
Liberalism is "living on borrowed time -- taking for granted the spiritual and cultural resources that liberals depend on but do nothing to replenish," writes historian David L. Chappell, revivifying an old argument in his stunning reinterpretation of the American civil rights movement as a profoundly illiberal undertaking.
April 15, 2003 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Roy Williams wept his way back to North Carolina on Monday, leaving Kansas to return to his beloved, talent-laden alma mater after a week of gut-wrenching indecision. He informed the Kansas team in a teary afternoon meeting, then jumped on a private plane and was announced as Tar Heel coach at a 9:45 p.m. EDT news conference in Chapel Hill, N.C. "I was a Tar Heel born. When I die, I'll be a Tar Heel dead.
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