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Top News Stories 2008-03-07 07:00:29

Front Page: UNC Remembers, Spain and Zimbabwe's Elections

  • At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, thousands of students attended a memorial service this morning to remember student body president Eve Carson. Carson was shot and killed in a suburban neighborhood near campus. At this point, the police have no leads and consider it a random crime. The UNC Chancellor said during the gathering, "The death of any parent's child or any student is a tragedy, but this is a tragedy magnified and multiplied by the number and depths of the relationships, meaningful relationships, that Eve Carson had on this campus. Eve Carson personified the Carolina spirit. ... She felt the very pulse and heartbeat of this university."
  • Spain heads into the final day of campaigning before Sunday's general election. Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is seeking a second term amid questions about the slowing economy. Inflation and unemployment are the highest they've been in nearly a decade. Recent polls however show the Socialists with a four-point lead.
  • In other global election news, Zimbabwe has banned election observers from Western countries from monitoring proceedings later this month. At this point, only African countries would be allowed monitors, along with allies such as China, Iran and Venezuela. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, 84, says he suspects that Western countries are trying to remove him from government.
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