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sports | page 5 TIGER TIME UNC’s men’s basketball team travels to Clemson today in its second ACC matchup. Last year, Deon Thompson scored 15 points in a Tar Heel blowout.

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the new candidates for 6 declare Meet UNC student body president candidacy for SBP Monique Hardin Charlotte Economics

Nash Keune Germantown, Md. Economics, American history

Joe LevinManning Bridgeport, Conn. Russian and East European Studies

Hogan Medlin Eden Political science

Shruti Shah Memphis, Tenn. Political science

Gregory Strompolos Denver, Colo. International studies


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Six juniors declared their intent to run for student body president at the mandatory candidate meeting Tuesday night, kicking off the 2010 student government election race. Board of Elections chairman Peter Gillooly reviewed election law with all candidates and announced new regulations, including the allowance of “dorm-storming,” or campaigning in residence halls, for student body president and Carolina Athletic Association president candidates. Gillooly also announced that the University has identified large “A-frame” campaign signs as safety hazards. The Board of Elections will limit each candidate to two signs of a specified size. The sign limit came as a surprise to some student body president can-


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BIG BANG The New York-based group Universes takes its blend of jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and dance to the stage at Kenan Theatre tonight.

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Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt (left) uses a walker on Franklin Street on Tuesday with wheelchair user Ellen Perry and her assistant, Leigh Stringfellow, to study the accessibility of downtown Chapel Hill for the handicapped. The walk comes ahead of budgeting decisions on infrastructure.

Mayors learn town hazards By Taylor Hartley staff writer



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SOME OF THE PROBLEMS FOUND: 4. In front of Italian Pizzeria III 6. Across the street from 411 West A huge dip in the sidewalk, 2. Southern Rail Restaurant 1. Carr Mill Mall Missing bricks caused by a tree root Broken pavement; railroad tracks Difficult to open doors at the difficult to get through mall; raised sidewalks 7. Diagonal from Cypress 5. Mansion 462 3. Outside of Surplus Sid’s Hill Large bump A water grate that is “like a Large bump outside small speed bump” SOURCE: STAFF REPORTS DTH/KRISTEN LONG

architect with the Orange County Public Works Department, joined the walk for a second time. “We did this three years ago, and it’s good to go back and reassess these issues,” she said. “We’re in preparation for the budget year, and we can look at where the money would come from and how that money could match with the council’s goals in addition to Ms. Perry’s goals.” Cameron said the budget council has its own list of pending infrastructure projects and she would pass on Perry’s complaints to see how many are covered. One such complaint includes the area near Carr Mill Mall. Perry challenged Chilton to open a door at the entrance while holding the walker. “If I really needed this, it is a real challenge to open this door,” he said. Perry suggested that the door be lightened to solve the problem. She directed Chilton over cracks in the sidewalk, making a point to stop in front of Southern Rail res-

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Members of the Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, which formed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, begin their weeklong camp out in Polk Place to rally support for their movement against the war in Iraq.

Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton took a tour of Franklin Street in their respective towns, looking for accessibility issues that could hinder the travel of people using wheelchairs and walkers.


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So she invited town leaders to walk in her shoes. “All of Franklin Street is filled with bumps that they don’t think about,” she said. “Those sidewalks are filled with trip hazards for people with disabilities and people who can’t pick up their feet.” Emily Cameron, a landscape


The UNC wrestling team dominated Duke on Tuesday night, winning its final home game 26-12 and providing a sweet ending to senior night.

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Mayors Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill and Mark Chilton of Carrboro inched through their towns Tuesday, wary of the pavement in front of them as they wrestled against their walkers. Carrboro resident Ellen Perry

rolled ahead in her wheelchair, encouraging them to feel the bumps and cracks beneath their feet. Perry, who has cerebral palsy and is the owner of Advocacy in Action, wanted to demonstrate the difficulties of maneuvering through Orange County as a disabled person and urge improvements.

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The business functions of the departments of geological sciences and marine sciences, and the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology could merge within the next month. While the academic functions of the departments would remain distinct, their support staff would be merged into one unit. If successful, the change could represent the beginning of a series of similar changes throughout the college.

Administrators hope centralization will increase efficiency within the college and let these units grow without having to hire new staff. But some employees have expressed apprehension about potential job losses and the inconvenience created by such change. No changes have been made yet, and administrators are still figuring out how they want to implement the recommendations. “A lot of the details have not been worked out, and that always makes people nervous,” said Brent

Unified business center at a glance Monarch Services recommended the creation of a “unified business center” for the three academic units. This center would house eight employees: Three business services coordinators, one for each unit, would be responsible for office management and providing assistance

with grants, budgeting, hiring and faculty review. Two student support specialists, one for each department, would schedule classes, help students with registration, financial aid and advising, and provide administrative support.

McKee, chairman of the marine sciences department. According to recommendations from Monarch Services, a consulting firm hired by the college, the

departments in question should centralize all eight office staff members into one unit that would

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Lawyers for the men charged with killing former Student Body President Eve Carson will argue again today that they should see all evidence against their clients — including anonymous tips to the Crime Stoppers service. A judge is expected to decide whether or not about 200 pages of Crime Stoppers reports can be handed to the defense, despite protests by the district attorney that it could endanger the informants or discourage the public from using the service. Judge Allen Baddour said at a Dec. 30 hearing that he would review the pages of information. “(Today) is basically to make arguments and possibly have a decision,” said attorney Jonathan Broun, who is representing Demario James Atwater, 23. Atwater is charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping along with Lawrence Alvin Lovette, 19, in the case. Investigators used informants to help lead to their arrest in March 2008. Carson’s body was found in a neighborhood off East Franklin Street, about a mile from campus. Prosecutors say Lovette and Atwater kidnapped her from her home March 5, 2008, drove her in her car to withdraw $1,400 from her bank account and then shot her five times. State law requires the prosecution to give everything involved in the investigation of the defendant to the attorneys but exempts them from disclosing the identity of a confidential informant. “The judge is going to make a

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Story so far March 5, 2008: Student Body

President Eve Carson is found dead.

March 12: Demario James Atwater is arrested. March 13: Lawrence Alvin Lovette is arrested. March 31: Atwater and Lovette are indicted for first-degree murder. April 11: District Attorney Jim

Woodall announces plans to pursue the death penalty for Atwater.

Oct. 27: A federal grand jury indicts Atwater.

Jan. 16, 2009: The U.S. Attorney

General approves plans to pursue the death penalty against Atwater.



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Canadian magazine called “The Beaver” is changing its name because the sexual connotations of its title have prevented it from appearing properly in search engines and have turned away potential customers. The publication, which now has more than 45,000 subscribers, was created in 1920 by Hudson’s Bay Company, a fur trader that is now a department store. The magazine will be renamed “Canada’s History” starting with the April issue. “Market research showed us that younger Canadians and women were very, very unlikely to ever buy a magazine called ‘The Beaver’ no matter what it’s about,” editor-in-chief Mark Reid said. “For whatever reasons, they are turned off by the name.” NOTED. A student at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., issued a public apology Monday for urinating on a nativity scene. The 22-year-old said he behaved like “a drunken idiot” when he gave the baby Jesus his own personal baptism. Police charged the student with public drunkenness, indecent exposure, open lewdness and desecration of venerated objects.

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today Injury prevention: Dr. Marsha Ford, the director of the Carolinas Poison Center, will be speaking on “Beyond Emergencies: The Carolinas Poison Center’s Role in Injury Prevention.” Under her leadership, the North Carolina poison center has successfully integrated into state public health activities. Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Rosenau Hall, Room 133 Resume workshop: Nervous and questioning whether you are ready to attend a career fair? Look no further than this University Career Services workshop. Advisers will teach you how to construct a professional resume and write cover letters and other business correspondence. Admission is free, but only students may attend. Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hanes Hall, Room 239B Geopolitics discussion: Professor John LeDonne of Harvard University will present observations on “The Battle of Poltava and the Geopolitics of Western Eurasia.” LeDonne is an accomplished author with several

books pertaining to Russian and Eurasian studies. Time: 6 p.m. Location: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 CrossFit UNC: Always working out alone or inconsistently? Join this group of avid athletes for a group workouts. Participants are encouraged to workout as often as they can but not push their fitness level until ready. They should eventually build up to three days of workouts, with one day of rest between rotations. Locations of workouts vary throughout the week and can be found at their Web site at Time: 9 p.m. Location: Visit the CrossFit Web site

Thursday Spring into fitness: Stop by the SRC to learn something new to incorporate into your fitness routine. You can also discover all the new athletic services and programs now offered. Along with the workshops and activities, there will also be prizes and giveaways. Time: Noon to 7 p.m.

Graduate school session: If you’re thinking about going to graduate school, you should look into this seminar. There will be a panel series, allowing you to explore a variety of graduate and professional school paths. You will also learn about admissions requirements, testing and speak with individuals in roles to answer these questions. Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hanes Hall, Room 239B Interviewing skills: Worried about your next interview? Visit University Career Services to freshen up your interview skills. Scheduling a mock interview to practice answering questions at a separate time might be useful as well. Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Hanes Hall, Room 239B To make a calendar submission, e-mail Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day before they take place. Submissions must be sent in by noon the preceding publication date.


tudents endure unusually cold temperatures walking through Polk Place on Tuesday morning. North Carolina has been in a cold snap in recent days, but forecasters are predicting a break in the frigid weather starting tomorrow, with highs close to 60 degrees Friday.

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window of an apartment and stole $3,200 wor th of jewelry between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The stolen jewelry included a $400 strand of pearls and two diamond rings valued at $2,000, reports state. n  Someone kicked in the door to a residence at 9:12 p.m. Monday at 713 Pritchard Ave. Extension, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Damage to the door frame was estimated at $100, reports state. n   Someone stole items from

an unlocked home between 9 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. Monday at 114 Sir Richard Lane, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole two laptops collectively worth $3,330 and a Playstation 3 worth $325, reports state.

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n  Someone fraudulently cashed a $600 check between 9:53 a.m. Nov. 23 and 4:58 p.m. Monday at State Employees Credit Union at 110 S. Elliott Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n   S o m e o n e va n d a l i z e d a Pontiac Aztek in a parking lot at 5639 Old Chapel Hill Blvd. between noon Sunday and 7:11 p.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Damage to the vehicle’s exterior was estimated at $2,000 and damage to its gas tank was estimated at $500, reports state. n  A 20-year-old Durham man was arrested for outstanding warrants for robbery, assault at gunpoint and second-degree kidnapping at 11:46 a.m. Saturday at 5623 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., according to Chapel Hill police reports. Joshua Omar Cannady was released to Durham police for service and processing, reports state.

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Due to a reporting error, the flowchart with Tuesday’s pg. 3 story, “Elections leader holds power,” misstated the number of signatures a student body president candidate needs to appear on the ballot. Each candidate needs 1,000 unique signatures. BY Chelsea bailey The Daily Tar Heel apologizes Staff Writer The new lights coming to PlayMakers for the error. Repertory Company next month will illuminate both the actors on the stage and Campus briefs the growing use of student fees to fund CEO of UNC Hospitals to sustainable projects on campus. retire after 20 years service The Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee, a subset of the executive Todd Peterson, executive vice branch of student government, appropripresident and chief operating offi- ated $67,000 to replace more than 250 cer of UNC Hospitals, will retire lights in the theater with newer, more from the job this summer, the energy-efficient models. Triangle Business Journal report“This money is not only allowing us to ed. replace our equipment, but they’re going Peterson served for 20 years in to help us do a better job,” said Cecilia the position and saw success in cre- Durbin, master electrician for PlayMakers. ating a new earning structure for “It’s really important that we’re using the hospitals. equipment that students will use in the Under the system, in which real world.” UNC can keep earnings as capital By updating the lights, Durbin said she reserves, the organization funded estimates the University will save almost more than $1 billion in projects. $5,000 a year and more than 74,000 kiloPeterson previously served as watts in energy. associate hospital director at the “We’re trying to be conscientious about University of California, Davis Medical Center. He also worked at the Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and served at the U.S. Army Headquarters in Vietnam in 1970.

PlayMakers receives $67,000 for project our community and use resources responsibly,” she added. RESPC, composed of 15 students, began receiving student fees in 2004. It has used its annual budget of more than $200,000 to fund sustainable projects such as upgrading the lights in PlayMakers. The group’s significant budget reflects a national trend toward sustainable initiatives. The projects they fund decrease the University’s energy costs. Since 2003, an $8 annual student fee has allowed the committee to fund projects such as the solar hot water system at Morrison Residence Hall and the conversion of the P2P bus service to biodiesel fuel. Sophomore Erin Hiatt, co-chairwoman of the group, said it decided to fund the PlayMakers project because the proposal was the most detailed it received. The project is the first the committee has funded since expanding its purview to include smaller projects. Previous projects have had a larger price tag, such as

$185,000 for the Morrison renovation. Hannah Grannemann, managing director of PlayMakers, said she felt the old equipment, which was more than 30 years old, was doing a disservice to students who worked at the theater. “Thanks to the committee, we’re better fulfilling our education mission and perpetuating a message of sustainability,” she said. PlayMakers hires professional light designers to create the lighting for its productions. Durbin, with the help of her team of graduate and undergraduate electricians, hangs and focuses the lights to make the designer’s vision come alive. “The designers understood that with the old lighting, they have to settle for the best they can get,” said Patrick Daly, a sophomore who works with Durbin as an electrician. “The new lights have better quality and they are safer for the technicians. It’s going to make our job easier and produce better quality shows.” Contact the University Editor at

The General Alumni Association awarded a Faculty Service Award to Dr. Shelton Earp III, a professor of pharmacology and medicine and director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The award honors professors who have demonstrated exceptional performance in their jobs at the University or with the Alumni Association. Earp has worked at the University since 1977 and is currently the chairman of the search committee for the provost, one of several search committees on which he has served. The Lineberger Center of the N.C. Cancer Hospital has benefitted from Earp’s devotion to research of cancer cells. He has also gathered support for the University Cancer Research Fund.

N.C. Fellows, a student-driven leadership program, is now accepting applicants from the freshman class. The organization, which promotes service and self-awareness through group interaction and activities, is looking for students interested in participating in the four-year experience. Interested students should submit applications by 5 p.m. on Jan. 25. For more information and to access the application, visit application-process.

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Commissioner Barry Jacobs will run for another term

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North Carolina wrestler Daniel Helena attempts to escape the hold of Duke’s Brent Jorge on Tuesday night in Carmichael Auditorium. Helena won 8-4, and the Tar Heels crushed the Blue Devils 26-12 in their last home match of the season.

Tar Heels dismantle rival Duke on the mat

Alumni association bestows honor on cancer researcher

Leadership organization now accepting applications

Drury’s pin clinches first conference victory for UNC INSIDE: North Carolina’s Thomas Scotton improves his record to 22-2 overall with another dominant performance.

By Aaron Taube staff WRiter

Courtesy of Harlan Taylor

Universes opens tonight at 8 p.m. in Kenan Theatre with shows running each day through Sunday. The four-person group combines elements of jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and dance in their show this evening titled “The Big Bang.”

ACROSS UNIVERSES Performance group to chronicle its history in many forms By Katy Doll Arts Editor

When Universes takes the stage at Kenan Theatre tonight, it will take audiences on a poetic and musical journey through the New York-based group’s past. But even that description does not do the four-person group or its show justice. They combine elements of jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and dance to create one experience — theater. “We’ve been called everything: hiphop theater, black theater, Latino theater, community theater,” said Steven Sapp, a founding member of the group. “We really try to just be accepted and acknowledged as theater.” He said that limiting the group with one label, like hip-hop theater, will repel some viewers who still can learn from the performance. “Hopefully everyone will give themselves an opportunity to see the work before they judge it,” Sapp said. Universes’ program tonight includes snippets of its previous works, including its newest show “Ameriville” about living in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This show, “The Big Bang” shares its name with a forthcoming book about the group and their performances. The group worked with PlayMakers Repertory Company before, performing in 2007. In addition to the shows, which open tonight and run through Sunday, the group with host a master class on Thursday and judge a spoken word competition on

Friday. “Students are encouraged to bring work they would like to work on with Universes,” said Jeff Meanza, director of education and outreach for PlayMakers, of the master class. “Its just really an opportunity to learn more about the process of creating that type of theater.” Both programs are free and open to the public, but those interested in participating in the competition must register by Thursday. PlayMakers has been adding programs like this each year to try to reach out to as many members of the community as possible, Meanza said. Sapp said that the group considers community events like this part of its mission, adding that its members like being able to teach people about their work and the methodology behind it. Though they now are a nationally and internationally touring group, Sapp said they started as a group of friends sharing a passion for performance. “It wasn’t about money or trying to be a group. It was just five friends hanging out doing work together,” he said. Sapp said that as the group progressed they continued to challenge themselves to raise the stakes, which has led them to this point. “We just want people to be able to come and see something that they might not quite understand.”

IF YOU GO The performances: Time: 8 p.m. today through Sunday, with an additional 2 p.m. show Sunday Location: Kenan Theatre Additional programs: A master class with Universes Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Room

The North Carolina wrestling team settled into the newly renovated Carmichael Auditorium quite nicely Tuesday night, coasting to a 26-12 victory against Duke. “I told them before we came out here that this is our new house and we need to let them guys know this is our new house — and it’s our house,” coach C.D. Mock said. The victory over the rival Blue Devils was especially sweet for senior Jeremy Shaw, who won the final home bout of his career to capture his sixth decision in his last seven tries. “Our seniors did a great job,” Mock said. “Jeremy Shaw has just transformed himself as far as I’m concerned from a year ago. He’s just wrestling exceptionally well.” Both Shaw, who started the season 6-7, and his coach attributed his turnaround to an increase in self-confidence. “From there, it’s just so much easier to get rolling once you’ve got momentum, and that’s been the key,” Shaw said. After falling behind 17-3 after five matches, the Blue Devils took the 174- and 184-pound bouts in dramatic fashion to close the gap to 17-9. Fittingly, it was Dennis Drury who put the match out of reach on Senior Night. The senior earned a first period pinfall at the expense of Duke’s John Barone, clinching the victory. “It was definitely nice to go out top,” Drury, ranked No. 12 in the country, said. “This being the last one, it was definitely nice to go out with a pin.” The victory brings the Tar Heels’ conference record to an even 1-1 after the team opened up league play with a 41-0 home loss to No. 7 Maryland. While the loss was embarrassing at the time, Mock said it made his team better in the long run. “A loss like that is gonna do one of two things. It’s going to either destroy you or motivate you,” he said. “We did make a lot of changes after the Maryland match and it’s very evident to me that the changes we’ve made have been positive changes.” Shaw and Drury were joined in the win column by Daniel Helena and Ziad Haddad. The Tar Heels also earned six points when Duke defaulted at the 165-pound weight class. UNC continues its conference schedule on Saturday against Virginia Tech, a team Mock expects will push his squad to the limit. “We’re gonna have our hands full — but so are they.” Contact the Sports Editor at

Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs announced today that he will run for re-election. Jacobs, a Democrat from Hillsborough, said though the job requires a tremendous amount of time and energy to be done right, it’s rewarding and important, especially during what he calls “a time of transition.” He said the hot issues in the next few years include balancing the budget as the federal government cuts support, developing the economy and making sure the county infrastructure is ready for the Carolina North development. Jacobs is in the last year of his third term — his 12th year on the board. “One of the roles that I serve, because we’ve had such a transition, is to provide some historical perspective to how we got into or out of various tough spots,” he said. But he said he still considers himself a newcomer to the board, which will soon have seven members. A primary will be held for the race for three commissioner seats May 4. The official filing period begins Feb. 8.

UNC student debt below national average

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State is 39th on list for debt amounts

Women’s Week seeks films for festival set for February By Jeanna Smialek Staff Writer

North Carolina students, particularly those at UNC-Chapel Hill, graduate with significantly less debt than students nationwide, according to a recent student debt study. A combination of affordable higher education options and multiple sources for financial aid money helps reduce the need for students to take out loans to pay for college, financial aid officials say. The study, produced by the Institute for College Access and — From staff and wire reports. Success “Project on Student Debt”

Women’s Week 2010 Film Festival is accepting submissions for the festival. Submissions are due by Jan. 25. The films will be screened on Feb. 8 and Feb. 11, and there is a cash prize for the top three films. The festival is based on the theme “Take Back the F-Word: Be Your Own Feminist.” Additional information about the week and entry forms can be found on the Carolina Women’s Center’s Web site,


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and updated this year, found that while the national average for student loan debt for 2008 public college graduates was $20,200. In 2007, North Carolina students graduated with an average of only $18,400 in debt — less than the average in 38 other states. The average 2009 UNC graduate accumulated $14,262 in debt over the course of four years, said Shirley Ort, associate provost and director of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. The study examines schools’ self-reported average debts against enrollment numbers to calculate states’ averages, so UNC’s low debt

Pre-show mixer hosted by the General Alumni Association Time: 7 p.m. Thursday Location: Kenan Theatre *To make reservations call (919) 962-0313. $32 to attend, includes the price of a ticket to the show. Spoken word competition Time: 10 p.m. Friday after the performance Location: Kenan Theatre *To be included in the competition, you must register by Thursday. Contact Jeff Meanza at to enter. Free and open to the public.

made an impact on North Carolina’s relatively low average, said Edie Irons, communications director for the Project on Student Debt. Carolina Covenant, a financial aid program that helps eligible students from low-income families graduate with no student debt, is a major reason that UNC can have such a low debt average, Irons said. Ort credits revenue from trademark licensing, scholarships created from Student Stores profits, alumni and donor contributions, and appropriations in the state budget as key to UNC’s ability to provide financial assistance to students with need. Thirty-five percent of all tuition increases also went toward finan-

cial aid in the past, she said. The low cost of higher education in the state also contributes to North Carolina’s low overall debt averages, said Ben Kittner, spokesman for College Foundation, Inc., which provides many of the loans that go to students enrolling in N.C. universities. Kittner said the state provides $600 million in need-based scholarships and grants each year. “Students don’t need to borrow quite as much because the state has kept the cost of public universities low,” Kittner said. According to the study, 67 percent of students nationwide — about 1.4 million — graduated from four-year universities with some student loan debt. In North

Carolina, that number was only 55 percent. UNC’s rates fall well below the national average — only about 29 percent of UNC students graduated with student debt in 2008, down from about 35 percent in 2004, Ort said. Students gain advantages from graduating with relatively little or no debt. “It does help them. It gives them a little leg up when they are looking at graduate or professional school,” Ort said. “I think it gives students more flexibility to take advantage of the opportunities that college is supposed to provide,” Irons said. Contact the State & National Editor at



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Scotton triumphs yet again Estes Drive area could get paths

Speed, strength overpower Duke

Budget will limit walkway options

By Mark Thompson Assistant Sports Editor

It started like most matches for Thomas Scotton. A quick shot. An early takedown. The junior 157-pound wrestler was left with the ankle of his fleeing opponent — and that was all he needed to yank Duke’s Chris Piccolella back into the circle to secure two points. It’s partially that combination of speed and clout that have propelled Scotton from a NCAA qualifier last year to No. 3 in the nation. Then Scotton, like he does with most opponents, released his foe and faced him once again on his feet. Another takedown. Business as usual for Scotton. “I’m just at the point where I don’t get too concerned about Thomas anymore,” coach C.D. Mock said. “Thomas is the most consistent wrestler I’ve ever coached.” Scotton’s approach is methodical. His eyes are unwavering, calm but assertive. It’s 4-1 now, until he releases the opposition to set up another takedown. Then it happened again, a third takedown. Scotton wanted to get some back points, awarded when an opponent’s back faces the mat, but couldn’t turn Piccolella over — a problem that consistently hampered him before this season.

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UNC’s Daniel Helena struggles to release himself from Duke wrestler Brent Jorge. With the help of No. 3 Thomas Scotton’s 12-4 major decision, the Tar Heels easily defeated the Blue Devils 26-12 on Tuesday. “I’m definitely not the greatest mat wrestler,” Scotton said. “Coach (Trevor) Chinn has really been a godsend for me. He’s really helped me grow leaps and bounds from last year.” Scotton lets Piccolella up to start the next period and then takes him down again. It’s getting ugly now. Again, Scotton struggles to turn his foe over, but he maintains control until to the end of the period. “Thomas’ first three years here, he couldn’t wrestle on bottom, couldn’t

get out of bottom. I worried about him all the time,” Mock said. “We’ve been telling him, ‘You wanna be an All-American in Division I wrestling? You’ve got to be able to do it all. You have to be able to wrestle on the mat, top and bottom.’” Scotton isn’t necessarily the strongest. He may not be the fastest either, although Mock said he is. But each of his moves is executed with intensity. This is obvious at the start of the third period when he escapes and

then takes Piccolella down again. After the culmination of his 12-4 victory, it’s clear that Thomas can dominate in all areas of the mat. He is, as Mock said, the “whole package.” “I don’t think he can be held down, and he determines when he wants to get off them; he just lets them go,” Mock said. “People aren’t getting out.” Contact the Sports Editor at

Due to budget constraints, the Board of Alderman is downsizing its grand plans for building sidewalks in an Estes Drive neighborhood. Instead of a large-scale project near a Carrboro park, new plans are to focus on the Estes Park Apartments. The board passed a resolution Tuesday to consider alternative solutions to the original Sidewalk Bonds Project. In a meeting last November, the aldermen considered constructing a 10-foot wide concrete trail between the ball fields at Wilson Park, which would continue the trail along the sewer property to Estes Drive. This would provide a pedestrian walkway leading to a trail to Estes Park Apartments. With the 2009 plan becoming unaffordable, the aldermen considered bike paths for the Estes Drive area. One option would be to construct a smaller sidewalk from Hillcrest Avenue to N. Greensboro Street, said George Seiz, Carrboro public works director. The Hillcrest Avenue alternative would cost around $55,000 less than the 2009 plan, Seiz said. Town Manager Steve Stewart said if Carrboro did not use the first alternative, the aldermen would consider several of four cheaper alternatives to the sidewalk connecting Hillcrest Avenue to North Greensboro Street. C a r r b o r o Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Planner Jeff Brubaker presented these alternatives. The first is a Wilson Park multi-

use, or bicycle and pedestrian, path which Brubaker said would allow for a safe passage to Estes Drive. Other options include a multiuse path on Pleasant Drive, a multiuse path on Hillcrest Avenue or a path connecting Crest Drive to Estes Park Apartments. All of these alternatives will provide safe pedestrian and bicycle access to the apartments, Brubaker said. The aldermen also discussed the transportation opportunities with each option. The Crest Drive option may take pedestrians and bicyclists safely to a bus stop. But some aldermen expressed concern about the Pleasant Drive alternative. Alderman Jacquie Gist said children living in Estes Park Apartments, who attend Carrboro Elementary School, would no longer be eligible for school busing. Gist said she was concerned with working parents having to drive their children to school. “Families may not want their children walking to school alone,” she said. Mayor Mark Chilton said formalized paths would improve the apartments. “It obviously makes Estes Park Apartments more valuable to owners,” Chilton said. Aldermen will seek further feedback from residents in the area before they take action on building paths. Seiz and Brubaker said there was no timeline available for the building of the paths. Aldermen said the town may meet with residents at a church in the neighborhood. Contact the City Editor at

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Law school touts new Web site Showcases public service, teachers By TYLER Hardy Staff Writer



eon Thompson goes up for a rebound in North Carolina’s 94-70 blowout win at home last season against Clemson. Thompson scored 15 points in the win, which kept UNC perfect all-time in home games against the Tigers (54 games). Tonight’s game is on the road.

The Lowdown on tonight’s Game No. 24 Clemson vs. No. 12 North Carolina (13-3, 1-1)

(12-4, 1-0)

Littlejohn Coliseum, 9:05 p.m.

The UNC School of Law’s Web site just received a makeover. After 18 months and $30,000 in development, the long-thoughtout Web site has been completely revamped. The new site provides new search features such as the tag cloud, a redesigned physical appearance and more organized data. “The old site was difficult to navigate and find information quickly, which was a primary driving factor for the creation of our new one,” said Doug Edmunds, assistant dean for information technology for the law school. “We wanted to present to the world a clearer picture of who we are and the great work we do.” The new site is designed to more clearly demonstrate the large amount of public service students undertake as well as the extraordinary caliber of teachers at the school, he added. “I’m especially excited about some of the new features we now have, one of which is the tag cloud,” Edmunds said. The tag cloud contains a list of several legal interest areas, such as corporate law and public interest. A click on one of the interest areas leads to a page of aggregated information spread throughout the entire site, such as courses, student organizations and faculty research interests. “It is really a neat way to see all that the school has to offer, including all the extras the school has to provide,” Edmunds said. The new site also includes a “10 reasons to choose Carolina law” link which highlights the law school’s strong points in a userfriendly manner. Edmunds, alongside other staff members, researched many local and national design firms for the


The UNC School of Law spent about $30,000 developing its new Web site, which administrators hope will spotlight students’ public service and the quality of the faculty. The new site’s creation took about 18 months. project. They finally decided on IE Design and Communications, a firm that offered to do the project for half the cost of many other firms, said Katie Bowler, the assistant dean for communications for the law school. “We were looking to create a Web site that would provide clear

information primarily for prospective students for the School of Law,” Bowler said. “We spent a long time looking at the paths students would follow when researching our school and we wanted our site to be more in line with the great image of the school.” UNC is also in the process of

redesigning its main Web page to better highlight the stories of the University. The University also recently launched, which focuses on explaining how UNC interacts with the rest of the state. Contact the University Editor at

HEAD-TO-HEAD Backcourt

The Tigers’ high-pressure style of defense leads the league in steals. It won’t be easy for Larry Drew II at the point, but with Marcus Ginyard back, Clemson won’t get many of the outside looks it wants. Edge: Even


Clemson’s Trevor Booker was preseason All-ACC and is among the league leaders in rebounds, blocks and points. The same is true of Ed Davis, though, and Booker doesn’t have Deon Thompson. Edge: UNC


Though they play a fast style, the Tigers don’t play very deep. Even though Tyler Zeller’s in a rough patch — he had three points and four turnovers against VT — the Tar Heels have the bodies to make up for it. Edge: UNC


UNC’s only win away from the Smith Center was all the way back in November. If the Charleston game was any indication, the Tar Heels will have their hands full on the road against a ranked squad. Edge: CU

The Bottom Line — North Carolina 82, Clemson 78 Compiled by Joe McLean

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Child Care Wanted CARE NEEDED ON Thursdays 1:30-6pm for 2 year-old twin girls in home near campus. Additional hours possible. $15/hr. Must have child care experience. Contact FUN KIDS SEEK FUN SITTER Wednesday, Thursday 2-6pm. Chapel Hill family with 3 kids, ages 9, 7 and 4, need a sitter to play with, drive to and from school and activities, and help with our dog. Additional days possible. $12/hr. Email experience and availability to SPRING BABYSITTER NEEDED Thursday mornings: 8:30am-12:30pm, in our home in NW Chapel Hill, for our 3 yearold boy, girl twins. Some possible Friday hours also possible. If interested, email


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NANNY NEEDED! UNC faculty member seeking full-time experienced and loving nanny for their 18 month-old daughter, Monday through Friday 8:30am-6pm. $10/hr. Must have own car and be a non-smoker. References and background check required. Position available first of February, 2010. Contact Amanda at 520-820-3727.

SITTER, DRIVER NEEDED for 2 children, ages 15 and 10, from 2:30-5:30pm, Tuesday thru Thursday. Must have reliable car and valid US driver’s license with insurance. 919454-5281.

BABYSITTER WANTED MONDAYS and/or Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm for 8 and 6 yearold girls. Duties include school pickup and driving to afterschool activities, as well as occasional cooking. $13/hr. Contact PART-TIME BABYSITTER for toddler in Southern Village. $10/hr, Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays, 8am1pm. Send an email with 3 references to TU/TH BABYSITTER NEEDED FOR 6 monthold in Carrboro from 10:00am-2pm Tu/Th. Prior experiences with infants, references and non-smoking required. Send your resume to:

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PART-TIME NANNY NEEDED looking for motivated, energetic nanny with previous child care experience to care for 2 girls (3 and 1.5 years-old) in our home in North Chatham county (6 miles from campus). Must drive and have excellent references. Will pick up girls from preschool at 12:30pm in Carrboro and stay until 5:30pm. if interested, please email or call 919-949-2466.


TU/TH SITTER NEEDED. Seeking energetic, creative student for afterschool care. Tuesday, Thursday, 2:30-6:15pm. Involves some transport of 4th and 9th grade girls to activities. Own car required. Downtown Carrboro location. $12/hr. Contact:

SITTERS NEEDED FOR 1 year-old boy and 3 year-old girl for these 3 shifts: (1) M/W/F 7am-1pm. (2) Tu/W/Th/F 5:30-8pm. (3) Saturday 7am-1pm and 5-9pm, Sunday 4-8pm. Near campus. $11/hr. Email desired shift, resume:

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SOUTHERN VIllAGE CONDO. 1BR in the heart of Southern Village. Great location, numerous amenities and conveniences On the busline. $850/mo. 919-636-5794. WAlK TO UNC. NEW RENNOVATIONS. 209 North Roberson. 3BR/2BA with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available immediately. $1,700/mo. 933-8143,

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STUDY ABROAD 101 Information Session Wednesday, January 13th • 2:00-3:30pm Global Education Center • Room 4003 Find out about program options, requirements, financial aid, course credits. Don’t wait, get going on planning your international experience by attending this session. To get more information, contact the Study Abroad Office. 962-7002 ~

Join the UNC Hospitals’ team at the new Starbucks Coffee in the N.C. Cancer Hospital. We are looking for cashiers who will also be trained as coffee baristas to ensure service standards are met and surpassed by creating the Starbucks Experience, providing customers with prompt service, quality beverages and products, and maintaining a clean and comfortable store environment. Responsibilities include: • Promptly provide quality products to customers. • Record sales & provide daily, weekly or monthly cash register reports. • Comply & maintain financial documents for the audit of sales receipts. • Assist in the maintenance of vendor products through merchandising efforts and assist customer support in dining areas. Prior retail and barista experience is highly desired. Requires a high school diploma/GED, or completion of the eighth grade and two years of experience as a cashier, or an equivalent. Competitive wages of $12 an hour.

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The Daily Tar Heel office will be closed Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Deadlines for Tuesday, January 19th Issue: Display Ads & Display Classifieds: Thursday, January 14th at 3pm Line Classifieds: Friday, January 15th at noon

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The YMCA at Meadowmont is in need of after school counselors! Email Jess Hanlin at for more information or call us at 919945-0640.


Care seeking healthy, non-smoking females 20-32 to become egg donors. $2,500 compensation for COMPlETED cycle. All visits and procedures to be done local to campus. For written information, please call 919-966-1150 ext. 5 and leave your current mailing address.

KICKBOxINg INSTRUCTOR The YMCA at Meadowmont is looking to hire an energetic kickboxing instructor available to start immediately! For more information contact Jess Hanlin at or call us at 919-945-0640.

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PART-TIME SAlES: National marketing firm looking for aggressive t-shirt sales reps for the campus and Greek community. Multiple positions available. Excellent part-time opportunity with guaranteed base to start. Email

WAlK TO CAMPUS. 203 Carver Street. 5BR/ 3.5BA duplex with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available June. $2,400/mo. 933-8143, WAlK TO CAMPUS. 1BR/1BA with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available immediately. $600/mo. 933-8143, WAlK TO CAMPUS. 1BR/1BA with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available immediately. $600/mo. 933-8143, HOUSE FOR RENT: Charming 3BR/1.5BA home nestled on 1/2 acre wooded lot has large kitchen, huge deck and is just 5 minutes from I-40. Great Chapel Hill schools!, 919-408-8110. SPACIOUS, MODERN 6BR/5BA town-

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EGG DONOR WANTED for infertile couple. Seeking healthy, non-smoking white female 19-30, blue or green eyes, 5’4-5’7, slender to medium build. $3,500 compensation for completed cycle.

SITTER, DRIVER WANTED. Afternoons from 2:30pm, some evenings. Hours vary weekly. Must have own car, valid insurance and driver’s license. Spring and summer hours. 919-969-9164.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: local investment firm seeks proven performer to: provide administrative assistance to the team, including scheduling appointments, booking travel, creating itineraries, expense reporting, answering phones and welcoming guests. Detailed knowledge of and prior experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is highly preferred. Send resumes to

A HElPING HAND, a non-profit organization recognized for its service learning opportunities, has paid and unpaid internships working with older adults in the home setting and/or assisting in the office. Excellent training and experience for all majors, but particularly for those pursuing careers in health care. Please send letter of interest to servicelearning@ or call 919-493-3244.

REC. GYMNASTICS COACH. Gymnastics experience preferred. Part-time position. Will train the right candidate. Must be able to work with children. Minutes from UNC campus. 919-942-7687. Resume and salary requirements to $8.50/hr+ depending on experience.

FOUND: KEYS. Keys kicked off J bus outside Carrington Hall on Tuesday 12/15/09. “I Make a Difference” silver apple key chain with car and “lowe’s” keys. 573-275-5573. FOUND: IPOD TOUCH and HEADPHONES, found after Econ 101 review session in Murphey on Wednesday, December 9th. Contact

Parking PARK NEAR UNC. Nice, new, private, paved lot located between West Franklin Street and West Cameron Avenue. $265/semester. Call owner at 919-967-4155. STUDENT PARKING ON BUSlINE. $60/mo or $240/term. Adjacent to Cat’s Cradle, safe location, spot guaranteed. Call 968-4321, M-F, 9am-5pm.

Pets/Livestock FREE HOUSE DOG: Free dog to a good home. House trained, cat and child friendly. 919645-8855.

Roommates ROOMMATE NEEDED: Kingswood Apartments. Moving out of a 2BR apartment and need someone to move in with roommate. $320/mo. +utilities. Call for info, 828-551-6739.

Services FOUR PAWS ANIMAl ClINIC is excited to welcome our new full-time dog groomer, Daniele. She comes to us with 10 years experience and looks forward to pampering your dogs. Call 919-942-1788 to schedule your appointment today.

CALLIgRAPHy Getting married or have a special event this spring? Experienced Chapel Hill calligrapher will make your envelopes beautiful. For more information, go to or call 919-323-2177.

PIEDMONT VETERINARY ClINIC in Hillsborough is seeking veterinary assistants for our multi doctor practice. Part-time and full-time positions needed. Contact: 919-732-2569, SURVEY TAKERS NEEDED: Make $5-$25 per survey.

WEBSITE ASSISTANCE: www.trianglecares. org. Non-profit animal welfare organization seeking website help. Pay negotiable. Contact:

PART-TIME DRIVER NEEDED to transport busy grad student on periodic short trips to nearby cities. Car and gas provided. Background check. 614-313-0782.


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DANNY GLOVER Thursday, January 21 • 7:30pm Memorial Hall (Ticket Required)

All Tickets Must Be Picked Up In Person-Memorial Hall Box Office! UNC Students: FREE Reserved-Seat Tickets available TUESDAY, JANUARY 12. UNC Students must present UNC One Card: Two tickets per One Card; Limit 2 One Cards per student. UNC Faculty, Staff & General Public: FREE Tickets available Thursday, Jan. 14. Limit 2 tickets per person.

Sublets 1BR OR 2BR TOWNHOME AVAIlABlE. Walking distance to UNC. Rent $537/mo. +utilities per room. Separate baths. W/D, dishwasher and parking included. 828-404-8892. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT next to University Mall. large living, dining area, spacious BR, hardwood floors, new kitchen, W/D, parking. Available immediately. $675/mo. Call 919-923-3461, email

Travel/Vacation BAHAMAS SPRINg BREAK $189 for 5 DAYS or $239 for 7 DAYS. All prices include: Round trip luxury cruise with food. Accommodations on the island at your choice of thirteen resorts. Appalachia Travel. www., 800-867-5018.

Tutoring Wanted AFTERSCHOOl TUTOR NEEDED. For 7th grader. Homework help, test prep in all subjects. M-Th. Walk from UNC. Educational, tutoring experience required. Email info:

Volunteering lIKE HElPING CHIlDREN lEARN? Sign up to VOlUNTEER for a variety of roles, all grades with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools: www. Information on UNC Campus in Student Union Room #2518, 10am3:30pm, January 13, 19, 21. Email:, 967-8211 ext. 28281. UNC ClASS SEEKING senior citizens interested in writing life stories. Meet weekly with student at the Seymour Center. Work will be printed. Kathleen Curtin: 919-923-6709.


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serve all three departments. Instead of having employees engaging in a number of tasks, members of the “unified business center,” as it is named in the report, would specialize in specific tasks, such as human resources, accounting and grant assistance. “When we’re hiring a faculty member, we’re lucky if we do it once a year,” said Allen Glazner, chairman of the geological sciences department. “Rules change every year, so when we do it, we have to learn all the new rules. If that were centralized, and it became a person’s job, he or she would be up on everything.” Michael Crimmins, senior associate dean for the natural sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, said this is similar to the way large departments are organized. Crimmins said the centralization would have no effect on the academic culture of any department.

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taurant, where the pavement is broken and uneven. “The walker slows me down, and it hurts my hands, especially when I lean on it,” Chilton said. Chilton handed off the walker to Kleinschmidt at the CarrboroChapel Hill line on South Merritt Mill Road. Kleinschmidt said although he made this walk with Perry three years ago, he’s never done it with a wheeled walker underneath him. A large tree root in front of Italian Pizzeria III posed a problem for Perry and Kleinschmidt. “It’s making me aware of every spare foot in front of me,”

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didates, many of whom had been planning their campaigns throughout the fall semester. But Gillooly said he was only notified of the University’s decision within the last few days. “They said it was a safety violation,” he said. “It came from them.” The Board of Elections worked with the Office of Housing and Residential Education to craft the policy for campaigning in residence halls, which allows groups of fewer than 11 to enter a community to seek petition signatures between 7

“A lot of the details have not been worked out, and that always makes people nervous.” Brent McKee, marine sciences department chairman He said the three departments were selected to be centralized because they were small in size. Two recent retirements mean the changes may be implemented without reducing staff size. Although recommendations suggest that the total number of positions remain the same, administrators would not say whether the same people would hold these positions after the reorganization. Crimmins said the departments should expect to see changes within the next month. Last summer Bain & Company published a report that motivated the college to increase efficiency. The report found UNC’s bureaucracy to be excessive and cumbersome, hindering the school’s ability

to do everything from scheduling classrooms to purchasing. One of the report’s recommendations was to reduce redundancy among departments. Crimmins said the College will evaluate how well the unified office works with these three departments and determine how that model can be applied to the rest of the University. The dean’s office has already asked Monarch to evaluate how efficiently its office is organized. The provost’s office has also centralized the support functions for several research centers and institutes. Contact the University Editor at

“It’s making me aware of every spare foot in front of me. Before this day, I never thought there were two sides to the sidewalk.” Mark Kleinschmidt, chapel hill mayor Kleinschmidt said. “I never thought there were two sides to the sidewalk, but clearly, there are.” Timothy Miles, chief operations officer for the Orange County Disability Awareness Council, said people’s attitudes also act as barriers against disabled persons. “Restaurants don’t carry largeprint or Braille menus, or servers tend to take the order of the person who is not disabled rather than the person who is,” he said.

Miles said the disability council offers awareness training to area businesses to help change this. But Perry said a lot of infrastructure still needs improvement. She said she especially wants to see the towns even out the sidewalks. “I’ve heard of people who trip and fall and break their arms and legs,” Perry said. “And I want to fix it.”

p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights. Candidates running for student body president and Carolina Athletic Association president have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to gather 1,000 unique signatures each to get on the ballot. In the 2009 runoff election, 9,513 students cast votes. Current Student Body President Jasmin Jones told the candidates to prepare for a difficult race. “Get your gloves on and your multivitamins out,” she said. “For real everyone, take your multivitamins. I’m serious.”


decision based on state law and on the constitution,” Broun said. Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization that partners with police and offers rewards to informants who give information leading to an arrest. “The anonymity is important to a lot of people,” said Lt. Jabe Hunter of the Chapel Hill Police Department, who is a representative on the board of Crime Stoppers. “We need the public to solve crime in many cases.”

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Laying down the law The School of Law has a new and improved Web site after 18 months of work. See pg. 5 for story.

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4 Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.

Solution to Tuesday’s puzzle

Universal theater A New York group blends jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and dance starting tonight. See pg. 3 for story.

Tackling the Tigers UNC will travel to Clemson tonight hoping to win its second ACC matchup. See pg. 5 for story.

Lights, camera, action PlayMakers Repertory Company is adding more energy-efficient lighting. See pg. 3 for story.

Mo’ money UNC students graduate with less debt than the national average. See pg. 3 for story.

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Across 1 Dadaism co-founder 4 “I’m serious!” 10 Egyptian viper 13 Chase, in a way 14 Supposing 15 Zig or zag 16 *Dictated reminder 18 Wrath, in a hymn title 19 *“We must be nuts!” 21 Word with car or bumper 22 Dover’s st. 23 Skedaddles 24 Derby drinks 26 Moor on stage 28 Beef source 29 Flowery welcome 31 VIP on the Hill 32 *Restricted airspace 35 First name in tyranny 38 Donnybrook 39 __ talk 43 Classic TV family 45 Filmdom 46 Second of three black keys 47 Zippo 49 Sea depleted by irrigation projects 50 *“We answer to a higher authority” brand 54 Author Bagnold 55 *Marquee name 57 Italian vineyard region 58 “It __ matter”

59 Years and years 60 The Carolinas’ __ Dee River 61 Skedaddles 62 CD players Down 1 Barley bristle 2 Destroy completely 3 Asphalt fault 4 Clears 5 Eggs, e.g. 6 Longtime North Carolina senator Helms 7 NBC newsman Roger 8 Potter’s need 9 40% of fifty? 10 Shots from above 11 “Grey’s Anatomy” setting 12 Victimizes 15 Country singer Gill 17 Actress Brennan 20 People or region of Ghana 21 Dr. Dentons, e.g.

25 Hype 26 Slip through the cracks? 27 Howe’er 29 Free-for-__: fights 30 Caustic chemical 33 Squishy lowland 34 Verdi title bandit 35 Piled any which way 36 Stadium chant, and word that can follow the ends of the answers to starred clues 37 “It’s a trick, but tell me” 40 Effervescent, perhaps

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41 IHOP order 42 Dave’s “2001” nemesis 44 New York restaurateur 45 Customer 47 Subject of contemplation? 48 Formal “Who’s there?” response 51 Scary arms, briefly 52 Don Knotts denial 53 Baseball’s Mel and Ed 56 Dash widths

wednesday, january 13, 2010


National and World News Federal Reserve had record profit

Haiti’s destruction extensive after 7.0 magnitude earthquake Tuesday

WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . (MCT) — The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday that it made a record $46.1 billion profit last year, countering concerns that the central bank has put too much taxpayer money at risk in attempts to stabilize the financial industry. The Fed said it had paid the profit to the U.S. Treasury, marking an increase of $14.4 billion more than what it paid following 2008. The increase was largely due to higher earnings on securities in 2009 that the Fed had purchased as part of its unprecedented intervention in the financial system. The Fed is funded by its earnings, and profits are turned over to the federal government. In late 2008, the Fed dramatically increased its involvement in the financial system, purchasing large amounts of securities from the U.S. Treasury and other entities.

MEXICO CITY (MCT) — A mighty earthquake rocked the tiny, impoverished island nation of Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital, the presidential palace and other buildings and triggering what one diplomat called a “catastrophe.” As night fell on the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and other towns, reports of extensive destruction were trickling out. Tsunami alerts were issued for Cuba, the Bahamas and much of the Caribbean. The quake, one of the most powerful ever in the region — measuring a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and centered about 10 miles west of Port-au-Prince, a city of 2 million — had a shallow depth of just five miles. It struck at 4:53 p.m., followed by several strong aftershocks. All of that augured vast damage and overwhelming casualties. Electricity was out Tuesday night through the darkened

Iranian nuclear scientist killed

Britain plans to Safety trumps ban Islamic group liberty in U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran (MCT) — A powerful bomb blast killed one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists Tuesday in a quiet northern Tehran neighborhood as he was leaving home for work, officials said. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, 50, was described by colleagues as a respected Tehran University nuclear physicist. Reformist Web sites and two students also described him as an outspoken supporter of opposition figure Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Hard-line Iranian officials immediately blamed Israel and the West for the assassination, which came during heightened tension over Iran’s nuclear program. The West and Israel have vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. State television described AliMohammadi as a “revolutionary university professor martyred in a terrorist operation by counterrevolutionary agents affiliated” with the West.

LONDON (MCT) — The British government announced Tuesday that it would ban an Islamic group that had sparked widespread public revulsion over its intention to demonstrate in a town known for paying tribute to soldiers slain in Afghanistan and Iraq. Home Secretar y Alan Johnson said Islam4UK would be outlawed under a measure allowing the government to ban organizations deemed to advocate or glorify terrorism. He said the move was “not a course we take lightly” but was necessary to tackle violent extremism. The government alleges that the group is the latest incarnation of an organization that had already been put on the blacklist under previous names, including al-Ghurabaa and the Saved Sect. A former version of the group was known for praising the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

capital, phone lines were down and the airpor t was shut. Screams for help seeped from felled buildings, and chaos reigned. In Washington, President Barack Obama pledged to help the crippled country. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in remarks before a speech in Hawaii, said the U.S. was assessing the situation and “is offering our full assistance to Haiti and to others in the region.” A U.S. Southern Command spokesman said officials are assessing what assistance might be needed. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world. Already battered in recent years by storms, military coups and gang violence, much of Haiti is a hodgepodge of slums, poor construction and people living on the edge.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — After a recent attempted terrorist attack set off a debate about full-body scans at airports, a new McClatchy-Ipsos poll finds that Americans lean more toward giving up some of their liberty in exchange for more safety. The survey found 51 percent of Americans agreeing that “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.” Thirty-six percent agreed that “some of the government’s proposals will go too far in restricting the public’s civil liberties.” To stop terrorists, Americans look first to better governmental coordination and use of intelligence, the poll found, with 81 percent calling that effective and only 11 percent calling it ineffective. Body scans or full-body searches at airports ranked second, named by 74 percent as an effective way to stop terrorism. Nineteen percent called those measures ineffective.



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The Daily Tar Heel QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All of Franklin Street is filled with bumps that they don’t think about.” Ellen Perry, carrboro resident, while showing the mayors of carrboro and chapel hill the difficulty disabled people have traversing its sidewalks

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“So, what exactly do you protest about somebody being fired for not showing up to work?”

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Second-year journalism graduate student from Greensboro.

“w,” on a facebook group that protests the firing of a rams head dining hall employee


Dialogue on gender issues still needed



hen asked to return for a second semester of column writing for The Daily Tar Heel, I considered whether the campus still needed a voice on women and gender issues. Had everything already been said? Was it time for different voices and different issues? Over the break, stories showed that issues surrounding gender in our society are still at the top of news stories, legislations and people’s minds. From environmental summits in Copenhagen discussing our expanding populations and need for resources, to New Jersey senators debating same-sex marriage, to Tiger Woods’ affairs and subsequent hiatus from the PGA tour, the world grapples with these issues daily. But what about here on campus? I simply turned to reader responses in my e-mail to know that there are still discrepancies on this issue. “I’m sorry if you have bad encounters with the male sex and have been made fun of,” wrote one student in response to “Slurs only reinforce gender labels” (Sept. 9). “But there are plenty of dumb bitches who make fun of guys like it’s there (sic) job. Next issue, how bout you go to a sorority house and write down all the negative things they say. Don’t be one sided when writing, keep an open mind, and I’m sure you will be a whole lot more successful.” “I wanted to write you and let you know that your article, ‘Slurs only reinforce gender labels’ opened my eyes even wider to the inappropriateness and potential hurtfulness of gender labeled slurs … I suppose my success in changing will be seen in my daughter and her learning and understanding her strength and worth as a woman.” Halloween costume suggestions, “Costume should be about you, not crowd,” (Oct. 16) grew cheers from some and jeers from others: “One of the grave violations committed by many writers in our society is the denial of women’s sexuality. I don’t appreciate your perpetrating the idea, in today’s DTH column, that women only dress in a sexual manner in order to please others. When I let my ‘inner kitty-cat’ run free, it is a legitimate expression of my own sexual freedom. It’s not acceptable to society that I let the sex-kitten within me show herself in the everyday world, where I am expected to be aloof and professional.” My column, “‘Mad Women’ and the pay gap,” (Sept. 22) brought in other examples of discrimination in the not too distant past: “In 1964, my mom wasn’t allowed to attend her senior year of high school — or graduate — because the school board saw her wedding announcement in the paper and threw her out; she wasn’t even pregnant. The boys who got married, of course, were allowed to stay. F-ed up!” And abortion funding created a lengthy discussion on the DTH Web site as well as mostly positive e-mails: “Thank you so much for writing that column in today’s paper … I find it sadly amusing that for a group of people hell bent on blocking any kind of ‘government interference’ in health care, they seem to be pretty okay with interfering in health care.” My goal in writing this column is not to transform the campus to my line of thinking; that is both impossible and unhelpful. But I choose to highlight the issues and causes I do in hopes that people start talking: for or against, confused or with clarity, with surprise or with indifference.

Democracy ignored Town Council wrong to seat unelected council member


he Chapel Hill Town Council’s decision to appoint Donna Bell to fill Bill Strom’s vacated seat is undemocratic and wrong. Bell, who is black, was not a candidate in this fall’s election and was appointed for the purpose of easing the concerns of some residents who were worried about maintaining a voice for the black community. Diverse representation in local government is certainly important. However, the top priorities should be upholding the principles of democracy and the right of Chapel Hill’s citizens to choose the people who represent them. Appointing an individual to an elected position weakens the power of the electorate and cheapens the right to vote. The council instead should have appointed the November election’s fifth-place finisher,

Matt Pohlman. This move would have kept the process as democratic as possible. Strom resigned his council seat just after the deadline to file for the November election. This meant that his replacement would have to be appointed by the Town Council, not decided by the voters. Members of Citizens for Responsible Government had supported Pohlman, who also applied for the appointment. Pohlman ran a campaign in November and made his views known to the electorate. The same cannot be said for Bell. Pohlman might not necessarily have been the fifth place finisher if there were five seats open (he came in fifth in a race for four seats). But appointing Pohlman would have been the most democratic solution. When asked, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt

gave no compelling reason why Bell was appointed instead of Pohlman. Kleinschmidt noted that Bell was not the only black candidate who applied for the appointment and suggested that Bell’s ability to collaborate with the current Town Council was a reason for her appointment. By no means is Bell unqualified to fulfill the duties of a Town Council member. She has served on the town’s planning board, the Sustainable Community Visioning Task Force and the board of directors for Empowerment. However, the simple fact remains that she was not selected by the voters of Chapel Hill. Appointing an individual to a position that is supposed to be held by an elected official sets a dangerous precedent that the voice of the electorate holds little weight.

Secrecy protects


Identification of anonymous Crime Stoppers callers would jeopardize entire system

efense attorneys for Demario James Atwater and Lawrence Alvin Lovette Jr., the two men charged for Eve Carson’s murder, are putting a nationwide crime-fighting network at risk. The attorneys are attempting to obtain the identities of tipsters who called Crime Stoppers — under a guarantee of anonymity — with information about Carson’s murder. One of these tips led to the arrests of Atwater and Lovette. The Crime Stoppers program has led to 513,369 arrests around the country so far. The foundation of its success rests on the principal of anonym-

ity; tipsters are more likely to disclose incriminating information about suspects if their identities remain unknown. Anonymity ensures security, and security breeds a willingness to divulge information that might otherwise lead to retribution by the accused. But if this motion is successful, a core tenet of the Crime Stoppers program would be compromised. If the identities of the tipsters are revealed in such a high-profile case, not only would their safety be in jeopardy, but a vital tool in the crime-fighting arsenal would be severely weakened. Future crimes — even murders — may prove more difficult to

solve without the assistance of a trusting general public. It is conceivable to consider an anonymous tip a shaky piece of evidence to rest a capital case on. It is possible that an anonymous tip could lead to the arrest of the wrong person. But any case using an anonymous tip also must have more substantial, concrete evidence. The release of anonymous informants’ identities would cause significant harm to the safety and security of the informants and to crime-stopping efforts of law enforcement. Anonymity is key to collecting tips that could solve — or even stop — violent crimes.

Blissful exemption


State law banning indoor smoking should include exemption for hookah bars

tate lawmakers should revise the new state smoking ban to exempt hookah bars since similar businesses such as cigar bars and country clubs have already received a pass. If no solution is found, the popular Chapel Hill establishment Hookah Bliss might have to close its doors. An indoor smoking ban passed by the N.C. General Assembly took effect Jan. 2. The law prohibits smoking in restaurants and bars. An establishment with a license to sell alcohol is classified as a bar and is prohibited from allowing smoking indoors. However, cigar bars and country clubs received an exemption from the law, even

though they still profit from alcohol sales. An establishment is classified as a cigar bar if it derives at least 60 percent of its gross quarterly revenue from alcohol and at least 25 percent from the sale of cigars. Even though hookah bars operate with a similar business model, the state has refused to give them an exemption. This distinction is unfair. Consumers decide to frequent places like Hookah Bliss because they are primarily smoking establishments that offer unique services not found in a typical bar. Prohibiting these places from continuing with their present business model would infringe on the rights of con-

sumers who wish to enjoy these specific services. One potential way for Hookah Bliss to stay open would be to change its business model to become a “tobacco shop.” State law says that if a store derives 75 percent of its profits from the sale of tobacco and tobacco products and accessories, it is classified as a tobacco shop and can permit smoking. But in order to meet this criteria, Hookah Bliss would have to give up its ability to sell alcohol. This would lead to a hike in hookah prices — an unsustainable business model. This solution is untenable. The state needs to revisit the law and give hookah bars an exemption to the ban.

Buying textbooks from a new Web site helps charity

Walgreens not the only drug store on Franklin St.

TO THE EDITOR: Cheap textbooks and money to a good cause, all at the same time. How? A new Web site,, has been launched that allows you to select your courses and find the cheapest store to order your books online. The best part is that a portion of the profits will go to Millennium Village Project’s goal of raising $1.2 million to support microfinance, agriculture, health, and education development efforts in Sauri, Kenya. The N.C. MVP group is a student-run organization that provides the opportunity for students and professors to engage in an academic dialog to critically assess the Millennium Villages development model and its progress in achieving sustainable and scalable poverty relief. Check it out and pass it on.

TO THE EDITOR: For just about a quarter century now I have been a regular customer at an establishment about mid block of the 100 block of East Franklin Street. I pick up my morning paper and have a cup of coffee with a tasty breakfast. I listen to the politics being bandied about and at times join the fray. On the way out I may buy a pack of gum, a magazine or batteries for my flashlight. I’m a frequent visitor there for the Hot Dog Special on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Sometimes I just stop by in the afternoon and have a milk shake. Oh, yes, I also have my prescriptions filled there, really, because it is a drug store. It’s Sutton’s Drug Store! Established in 1923, it has been uninterruptedly providing services to Chapel Hill residents. Imagine, right downtown! Now when Walgreens came to town, The (Durham) Herald Sun reported that it was “returning a drug store to Franklin Street” and gave “downtown a longawaited drug store.” I think Walgreens is good for downtown and will be a convenience to all of us, so I’m pleased to have them here. I just do not like the misinformation that some of our local papers proffer and wish that they would just do a little bit of research so as not to demean our local established merchants who have stuck with us for so long.

Eleanor Cooper Senior, Economics NC-MVP Co-Chair

Playing men’s games in Carmichael appealing idea TO THE EDITOR: Former Florida State basketball player Sam Cassell once famously stated that the Dean Dome had a “wine and cheese” crowd. While I have enjoyed my experiences in the Dean Dome throughout my four years here and think the student sections of the stadium are as energetic as any, I feel the renovations to Carmichael Auditorium offer more than just a place for the women’s team to play. I propose that for two home games each basketball season, the men’s team plays at its old home, Carmichael. Consider that in 1982 the University of Virginia basketball team could not hear the PA announcer’s player introductions due to the roaring Carolina crowd. For two games a year we could have a completely unique Carolina basketball experience. The obvious impediment to this plan of course is money. Given how much money alumni seating in the Dean Dome brings the University, playing games in Carmichael seems like a pipe dream. However, I think I may have a solution. First, the Duke game and other big nonconference games are out, as they sell too many tickets. The best candidates would be other ACC games. As far as seating goes, make lower level sections student seating, along with all the upper level to allow a significant student presence. Let alumni buy seats for the lower level starting at $200. I realize this may seem steep, but I am more than confident that there are enough rich, passionate alumni from the Carmichael days who would be willing to shell out the cash for the Carmichael experience. I realize even by doing so UNC may not make as much money on a couple games, but the potential atmosphere would make this well worth it. The team has worn throwback jerseys several times this year. Why not play a couple games in a throwback stadium? John Tobben Senior Psychology

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Questions remain in the Courtland Smith tragedy TO THE EDITOR: For the world of me I just can’t figure out why the press hasn’t asked more questions or expressed opinions. Specifically, how can the Randolph County District Attorney come to the conclusion that an officer who shot a young man armed with a cell phone four times from 10 feet away be justified in his actions? And if both officers felt threatened by this young man, why didn’t the other officer also shoot him four times? Everything that I read about Courtland Smith indicates he was a great kid, but something that night made him snap. It seems to me that between midnight and when he got into his car headed toward Greensboro something happened. Someone should be investigating those phone calls he received or made around 1 a.m. It sure appears to me that UNC has it out for the DKE’s and maybe all fraternities with all these new requirements. Among my oldest and best friends have been my fraternity brothers, and I hope the university doesn’t eliminate the Greek opportunity for some of today’s kids. Craig C. Perry UNC ’71

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