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monday, february 9, 2009

SBP candidates dreaming big


By KEvin Kiley, Assistant University Editor

sports | page 12 ON TO CAMERON UNC’s 76-61 defeat of Virginia might not have been the smoothest of wins, but at least the Tar Heels avoided an embarrassing setback before Wednesday’s Duke matchup.

city | page 3 CONTESTED VALUES Residents question the county’s property value assessments after a survey showed a 22 percent increase last year. Higher property values could spell higher taxes for residents.

n the dozens of pages of platforms compiled by this year’s student body president candidates, ideas have been thrown around that some administrators say just aren’t realistic. Some of these plans, while desirable, would cost millions of dollars, which administrators said isn’t feasible at a time when the University might have to make cuts to its operating budget. Others are just not desirable or

The candidates’ proposals: Michael Betts Bring an Alpine Bagel to Davis Library. “Let me put it this way: Unless this wannabe SBP gives me $2 million, it’s not going to happen.“ -Mike Freeman, director of auxiliary services Freeman, who oversees Carolina’s dining services, laughed at the suggestion of putting an Alpine in Davis. He said that, while it is in long-term plans to put a coffee station in Davis, he would not put a business that would compete with Alpine. He also said UNC does not have the money to undergo such a project at this time.

Jasmin Jones Add more ATMs and One Card machines in South Campus area. “Maybe we might have to do one. Or maybe we just might have to wait on that.“ -Jasmin Jones


Still don’t know who to vote for? Hear from the candidates themselves about their priorities and three top issues — tuition, academics and safety.

VIDEO: UNC BEATS UVA. Watch a recap of Saturday’s men’s basketball game.


An all-male pageant will raise money for community.


A UNC professor discusses live video feeds of owl nests.

this day in history FEB. 9, 1989 … Professors are given lists of about 2,000 students who must receive measles vaccinations or be turned away from class. Students were threatened with removal from UNC, too.

Today’s weather Mostly sunny H 64, L 47

Tuesday’s weather Mostly cloudy H 74, L 53

index police log ...................... 2 calendar ....................... 2 nation/world .............. 4 opinion ....................... 8 crossword ................... 11 sports .......................... 12

Thomas Edwards Install wireless access in residence hall rooms.

“Why pave dirt roads to put more traffic on the interstate when the interstate is having problems?“ -Jim Gogan, director of networking

“The real question isn’t can it be done, but should it be done.“ -Jim Gogan, director of networking Gogan said such a plan would cost almost $3 million. With only one employee who handles installation of wireless routers, the University would either have to hire more employees, or the project would take five years. Edwards himself admitted that the change is an expensive luxury that likely will not happen.

Ashley Klein Retrofit air conditioning vents so that students cannot hear what is going on in their suitemates rooms.

Matt Wohlford Work with UNC administration to include the addition of bike lanes for all future road-renewal projects.

“I don’t think that would be very feasible.“ -Rick Bradley, assistant director for housing

“I would say it’s very feasible. We already do it.“ -Kumar Neppalli, town traffic engineer

Bradley said in order to achieve such a change, the whole heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of residence halls would have to be rerouted, including the current vents, ductwork and air system. He said such a reworking would cost more than a million dollars.

Neppalli said including bike lanes in the revision for all roads is already the town’s standard, and not something that needs to be discussed. Another of Wohlford’s platform points — a sustainability minor — already was established by the College of Arts and Sciences this fall.


features | page 3 Many area farmers’ livelihoods suffered during the drought last year, and they don’t want to return to tough times.

Ron Bilbao Allow guests easier access to the UNC wireless network.

Gogan said the top networking priority is to reform the existing central network, which is already overburdened. Increasing access would put more strain on the system. While Bilbao claims that his platform will cost almost nothing, some of the changes he is asking for could put a strain on existing resources.

Jones said at Thursday’s forum with The Daily Tar Heel that she realizes that installing ATMs or One Card machines on South Campus isn’t likely this year, though she will still advocate for them. She said she thinks South Campus residents would understand, in light of budget difficulties.


such a low priority that they are not likely to be accomplished. Most are out of the student body president’s direct control and would require administrative help and University resources. While candidates have backed off of some these points after learning how much they would cost or the time frame involved in completing them, many of them remain prominent — listed on campaign signs across campus and on online platforms.


Torture prior to killing, feds say

By Powell Latimer Senior Writer

At halftime of North Carolina’s drubbing of Virginia on Saturday afternoon, UNC honored hallof-fame players and coaches at halftime. But the greatest among them was the smallest. Billy Cunningham, Robert McAdoo, and James Worthy — three of the most renowned players to ever wear light blue — stood at midcourt, but all eyes were on the short, white-haired man patiently sitting at the end of the bench. For once, Dean Smith was not in the coach’s seat. Saturday, his was the last seat reserved for the mostanticipated starter, the star of the show — the man who retired as the winningest coach in Division-I men’s basketball history. When his name was called, Smith slowly, reluctantly rose and walked to midcourt, to the loudest cheer of the evening. “Big Game” James Worthy, winner of three NBA titles and one NCAA championship, bowed to the man who coached him through college. Ever the modest one, Smith actually bowed back. Cunningham, “The Kangaroo Kid,” UNC’s most prolific rebounder and fastest NBA coach to reach 200 and 300 wins, called for the crowd to make even more noise. All the while, Smith was backing away, trying to get out of the spotlight. McAdoo took a leaf out of Michael Jordan’s book and kissed the legendary coach, who then

See Hall of Fame, Page 5

Indictment now lists serious abuse By Sarah Frier Senior WRITER

Former Student Body President Eve Carson was tortured and physically abused before she was killed, according to a revised indictment from a federal grand jury. The revised indictment against Demario James Atwater, 22, adds a third federal charge which is punishable by the death Demario James Atwater penalty. The new is accused of charge, filed Jan. first-degree 30, states that murder and other charges. Atwater used means of interstate commerce, like public highways and ATMs, during the carjackdth/Sam ward

Former UNC coach Dean Smith was honored as a member of the basketball Hall of Fame at halftime of Saturday’s game against Virginia, along with UNC greats Billy Cunningham, Robert McAdoo and James Worthy.

Heels to face Duke without past stars

Football star gives $100K to black scholarship fund

By Daniel Price

assistant university editor

Senior Writer

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell has faced Duke 53 times in her career, racking up 28 victories. Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie, who came to the Blue Devils before the 2007-08 season, hasn’t had exactly parallel success against the Tar Heels. McCallie is winless and lost by an average of more than 20 points per game in her only three matchups against UNC, all last year. But this year, Duke (19-2, 7-1 ACC) is ranked No. 4 in the country and has every reason to be confident. “The women’s rivalry is a lot like

THE LOWDOWN: See The Daily Tar Heel’s predictions for the game. Pg. 5 the men’s because of how good the teams are and how competitive they are,” Hatchell said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.” And the Tar Heels who will take the court tonight aren’t quite the team of 2007-08, a squad that finished No. 2 in the Associated Press poll. UNC has had more than half a season to adjust to life without All-ACC forwards Erlana Larkins and LaToya Pringle, and the current post has put in a mammoth effort.

See UNC-duke, Page 5

by elly schofield

Even in trying economic times, people like Julius Peppers can afford to be generous. Carolina Panthers defensive end and former UNC football star has donated $100,000 to a scholarship for black students at the University. It is one of the most important donations in the General Alumni Association’s history, administrators said. The donation is for the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship, a $1,000 award given to firstyear students. “We’ve had several donors, but none of this magnitude,”

Alumnus Julius Peppers gave to the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship, awarded to black first-years. said Tanea Pettis, coordinator for affinity reunions and alumni admissions programs at the General Alumni Association. “This is a great show of respect for him and for black students, especially in this economic climate.” The Light on the Hill Society is an offshoot of the Black Alumni

See Peppers, Page 5

See INdictment, Page 5

The story so far March 5: A woman is found shot

to death in a neighborhood off East Franklin Street.

March 6: The body is identified

as then-Student Body President Eve Carson, and her car is found.

March 12: Demario James Atwater, 21 at the time, is arrested. March 13: Lawrence Alvin Lovette, then 17, is arrested. March 31: Atwater and Lovette are indicted by a local grand jury for first-degree murder. April 11: District Attorney Jim Woodall announces plans to pursue the death penalty against Atwater. Oct. 27: A federal grand jury indicts Atwater.

Jan. 16: Then-U.S. Attorney General Mike Mukasey approves plans to pursue the federal death penalty against Atwater.

Jan. 30: The federal grand jury issues a revised indictment.



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or more than a million British homes, milk is delivered daily by a traditional milkman. For some elderly residents of Burnley, England, the milkman brought a little something extra, too — marijuana. A British court sentenced milkman Robert Holding, 72, of Burnley, for supplying cannabis to 17 customers on his route in the English market town. Holding pleaded guilty and was spared 36 months of jail time. Police detectives raided Holding’s home and delivery van and discovered more than 167 grams of marijuana. Holding admitted to selling the drug to elderly and infirm residents on his delivery route in an attempt to alleviate aches and pains. Holding’s oldest customer was 92, the court reported. NOTED. An escaped convict tried to make a fast getaway from the jail of a Michigan courthouse — in the trunk of a judge’s car. The prisoner, 16, was reported missing from the Macomb County jail in Mount Clemens, Mich., on Friday. Sheriff ’s deputies searched the parking lot and discovered the boy in the trunk of Circuit Court Judge Peter Maceroni’s car.

QUOTED. “I feel fine, I drank between 25 and 30 cups of coffee” — Sri Lankan Suresh Joachim, who broke his own Guinness world record Sunday by watching broadcast television nonstop for more than 72 hours. Joachim, a resident of Toronto, Canada, was previously listed for the same record with a time of 69 hours, 48 minutes, set in 2005.

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present with commentary “John Dee and Billy: Living Blues from the Carolina Piedmont.” For more information call 245-2525 or visit Time: 6 p.m. Location: Orange County Library, 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough Dancing lessons: Master shag

dance instructors will teach a class on the two-step, traditional Carolinas dance. Time: Beginners at 7 p.m.; Intermediates at 8 p.m.; Advanced at 9 p.m. Location: The Pittsboro General Store, 39 West St., Pittsboro

Tuesday Spoken word: Listen to two spoken word artists perform at the Cave. Tickets are $2 to $5. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: The Cave, 452 and 1/2 West Franklin St. Theater: Play reading “for and by older adults” featuring live theatre and lunches. Tickets are $5 and people can visit with others at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 9292787. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: 300G E. Main St., Carrboro Panel: Career Services will host a panel of career professionals who will discuss careers in public health. Business casual attire is recommended.

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Hanes Hall, Room 239B Interest meeting: Epsilon Eta Environmental Honors Fraternity will host a rush interest meeting. Meet current members, hear more about the fraternity and pick up an application. Time: 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Student Union, Room 3203 Presentation: Artist Kota Ezawa will give a presentation about his artwork, which include of animated videos, slide projections, light-boxes and prints that represent moments from popular media. Some of his past subjects are 1930s crime-scene photographs and the O.J. Simpson trial. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Hanes Art Center auditorium To make a calendar submission, e-mail Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day and the day before they take place. Submissions must be sent in by noon the preceding publication date.

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ar Heel junior Kara Wright helped North Carolina to a second-place finish in this weekend’s Governor’s Cup in Raleigh. Wright, a Virginia Beach, Va., won the event title for the uneven bars, and Christin Nguyen took the title for the floor exercise. N.C. State won the tournament.

Police log n   Police arrested a Carrboro

man for possession of 102.5 grams of marijuana, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Daniel McLean Fanfan, 34, was arrested Saturday for possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for delivery of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Fanfan was taken to Orange County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail, reports state. He is expected in court today. n   Someone reported Friday

$705 worth of possessions taken from an unlocked vehicle, according to Chapel Hill police reports. A GPS, a satellite radio system and $5 in coins were stolen from the vehicle parked on Tharrington Drive, reports state. n  People were fighting, damaged property and someone was robbed at Bski’s restaurant on Franklin

Street early Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. A gold chain worth $10,000 was stolen from the victim, reports said. n   Someone attempted to steal $60 of chocolate nuts and CDs from the Starbucks on East Franklin Street, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Reports state that the CDs and nuts were in the suspect’s pants. n   A man threw a Christmas tree stand through an apartment window and broke the resident’s stereo, according to Carrboro police reports. The resident identified the man as Tyler Bias Christian, 18, who was arrested later that night for drinking underage, reports state. The victim said Christian threw the stand into her window because her roommate would not return his calls, reports state.

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The Daily Tar Heel Corrections

Due to a reporting error, the Feb. 2 pg. 3 story, “‘Bliss’-ful bakery takes 3Cups locations,” gave the incorrect cost of a cupcake. A cupcake costs $2.50. Due to a reporting error, Wednesday’s pg. 3 story, “County, UNC finalize landfill gas agreement,” misstated the price of constructing a waste transfer station. It will cost $5 to $7 million. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.

Campus Briefs

Bilbao receives endorsement from Residence Hall group The Residence Hall Association endorsed student body president candidate Ron Bilbao on Sunday night following its candidate forum. Student questions guided much of the discussion, held in the Carmichael Residence Hall ballroom. Candidates spoke of increasing communication between student government and RHA, increasing student input and expanding current programs such as SpringFest. Candidates also talked about utilizing RHA’s experience and proximity to students to enhance student life, on campus and off, by increasing awareness of events and initiatives. UNC’s upcoming acquisition of Granville Towers and increasing campus safety also were discussed. Bilbao’s focus on engagement, communication, and fostering a sense of community appeared to win the endorsement. RHA President Michael Miller said the most critical question was “Who do you think will best serve the residents?” Following the forum, the RHA Board — which is made up of community governors and an executive board — discussed and then individually voted on whom to endorse. The RHA endorsed John Russell for Carolina Athletic Association president, noting the important role that the CAA president plays in advocating students’ desires to the athletic department.

Betts gets SBP endorsement nod from Carolina Fever Sophomore Michael Betts won the endorsement from Carolina Fever after its Saturday forum. Each candidate was given three minutes to speak, and then fielded questions from the about 175 Fever members in attendance on issues affecting the organization and the campus as a whole. John Russell, Carolina Fever president and a candidate for Carolina Athletic Association president, said he would not be endorsing any candidates personally.

Journalism school nominated to receive reaccreditation The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication nominated UNC’s journalism school for full reaccreditation after multiple days of review. A team of academics and professionals recommended the school after meeting with faculty members, students and administrators. The recommendation said the school, accredited since 1958, “has earned a reputation as one of the premier programs in journalism and mass communication.”

Law students will offer free income tax help to residents

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County property values up Fewer Possible tax hike concerns residents

mental health funds

“Historically, tax rates have dropped after a revaluation,” Smith said. The Orange County Board of Commissioners could pass a revenue-neutral tax rate, meaning that owners of property that increased in value by the average amount will not pay more taxes. Orange County has the second highest property tax rate in the state, at 99.8 cents per $100 value. A group of residents met Wednesday to discuss what could be done about the county’s property tax, which they called “absurd.” Many were concerned with the effect a tax increase would have on students and those living on a fixed income. Ann Allward, who rents seven properties to students, said an increase in taxes may force her to raise rent by $100 a month.

“If these bureaucrats keep slamming landlords, I don’t know what we’re going to do,” said Bryan Berger, have been filed with 1,200 expectwho called Wednesday’s meeting. “It’s BY Thomas Pearce STAFF WRITER ed, according to a report by Smith going to take super-rich college stuFew like to pay higher taxes. And to be presented to the Chapel Hill dents to rent near the University.” Orange County residents, concerned Town Council today. Commissioners can also call for about the latest valuations of their “I’m sure they don’t get all these another revaluation before the typproperty, are not among them. things right, even professional ical four years have passed if they An increase in Orange County appraisers,” said Mark Zimmerman, see widespread decline in home property values has residents object- owner-broker of Remax Winning prices. ing to the prospect of increased Edge on Franklin Street. Residents plan to lobby the comproperty taxes. Smith said the success rate of missioners for a tax decrease so Many question the accuracy of the informal appeals is about 20 perthat residents will end up paying county’s property value assessments, cent though the number might be less taxes than now. especially in light of a nationwide different this year as market values “Politicians must be held accountslump in housing prices. of property change in the recession. able to their citizens,” said Augustus Property values for Orange The tax assessor’s office is still Cho, chairman of Chapel Hill’s BY Andrew Hartnett County increased by about 22 monitoring areas that might need to Transportation Board. “Otherwise, STAFF WRITER percent in the survey completed be revaluated again, Smith said. democracy will collapse.” With the recession in full swing, last year, said John Smith Jr., the But an increase in property value local mental health care providers Orange County tax assessor. does not necessarily mean owners Contact the City Editor are worried that their pockets will About 850 informal appeals will pay more taxes. at be getting even lighter. State budget cuts are forcing providers to make do with limited resources and cut programs and personnel. Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy commissioned the Mental Health Task Force in November to address possible budget cuts and state reform in mental health care. The group evaluates the state of mental health in the community and makes recommendations to the mayor. The state is considering cutting $25 million dollars for community support services, said John Gilmore, a UNC professor of psychiatry and member of the task force. “I think the community mental health system in Chapel Hill is bare bones as it is,” said Gilmore, adding that community care organizations cannot afford to work with less money. David Chapman, president and CEO of Carrboro-based Caramore Community Inc., a rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness, said 25 percent, or more than $100,000, of his budget is in question. “We would have to reduce services personnel, and that would affect the number of people we are going to be able to serve,” he said. Caramore serves about 50 people. These numbers are just estimates, but it is likely that all local care providers will be forced to deal with similar cuts, Chapman said. dth/Bethany Nuechterlein With Chapel Hill officials Robert Hogan Jr. pets one of his goats on the Hogan’s Magnolia View Farm in Chapel Hill. The farm, which has been in Hogan’s family attempting to cut $2.5 million in since 1757, struggled during the recent drought but managed to stay in business. The farm is also home to Ramses, the UNC mascot. spending from the town budget for this fiscal year, Chapman said his budget for next year is equally uncertain. The lack of government funding is not the only problem that Ray Christopher, owner of Timberwood local providers are dealing with. Organics in Efland, was forced to repair his Mentally ill patients are unable irrigation pipes almost daily when animals to find work, contributing to the creating a shortage of hay that winter. began biting into the pipes to get water. By RACHEL SCALL number of homeless and long stays Staff Writer “We had to buy hay, and we had to have “All the streams and creeks and everything in mental institutions. In 2007 farmers watched crops fail and it shipped from Iowa,” said Kimberly Harry, all around us were all dried up,” he said. UNC Hospitals also provides streams dry up. Food for livestock had to be co-owner of Minka Farm in Efland. After a wet 2008 in central and eastern treatment for mentally ill patients imported from as far away as Canada. A farmer in Chapel Hill was forced to sell North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the surfrom all across the state who often Two years and a lot of rain later, local more than half his cattle because of expenses rounding areas emerged from the drought remain in Chapel Hill beyond disfarms have recovered from the drought. But from importing water and hay, Hogan said. — and farms began to recover. charge, contributing to the demand the experiences resonate with farmers. In 2007, the number of cattle in North “We had more this ’08 season,” Hogan for mental health care. “It was not only a bad drought. It was so wide- Carolina dropped by 20,000 — many farm- said. “More hay than I’ve bailed over here Chapman said the state spread,” said Robert Hogan Jr., owner of Hogan’s ers could not afford large herds and were on the farm here in years.” has considered making UNC Magnolia View Farm in Chapel Hill. His family forced to sell their animals or send them to But despite the recovery, the drought has Hospitals smaller to make room has been farming in Orange County since 1757. be slaughtered. taught local farmers some valuable lessons in the budget. Harsh conditions came with valuable lesFarmers without livestock faced different about preparing for future crises. Caramore works with patients sons. Crop farmers emphasized the impor- problems. Cover cropping, the practice of “We may have rain now and some snow,” who have already undergone treattance of growing a variety of products to growing specific crops to restore the nutrient Christopher said. “But things are definitely ment in hospitals and helps them ensure that a lack of water does not prevent content in soil, became difficult during the going to change.” find work and establish a structhe growth of the entire crop. drought, said Cathy Jones, co-owner of PerryNot everybody made it through the drought. tured lifestyle, Chapman said. If the Livestock farmers learned to keep extra winkle Farm in northern Chatham County. Older farmers retired out of frustration and hospital is unable to treat mentally hay aside for feeding their animals in case When it was time to plant cash crops, the others went out of business, Hogan said. ill patients, they will not be ready of another drought. soil did not contain enough nutrients. “It’s kind of sad to see pastures with no for Caramore’s program. When pastures failed to grow in 2007, Hungry deer, emboldened by the scarcity cows in them,” Hogan said. Dr. Natalie Ammarell, chairmany local farmers, Hogan included, were of other food sources, turned to farmers’ woman of the task force, said they forced to begin feeding stored hay to live- crops instead. Jones said she lost her entire Contact the Features Editor stock four months earlier than planned — pepper crop to the deer that year. at See mental health, Page 7

Providers wary of potential cuts


Farmers remember lessons from drier times

This spring, students from the School of Law will partner with volunteers from Orange County to give local residents free assistance with their income taxes. To be eligible for help, residents Student elections must make less than $50,000 per year and not be self-employed or have rental income. They also must have either a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Sessions are held at the School of Law and the Chapel Hill Women’s By Preston Spencer Center. To make an appointment for a Staff Writer Regardless of who wins, next session, call 968-2086. year’s Carolina Athletic Association president will be focused on City Briefs increasing communication between Development plans may fail students and the athletic departat council meeting tonight ment and filling up the stands at every sporting event. The Chapel Hill Town Council A weekly e-mail with game informight reject plans for a high-densi- mation, an increased presence in ty development near Meadowmont the Pit and more game publicity are and N.C. 54 at its meeting tonight. major platform points for all three The town planning board voted candidates — Courtney Brown, John unanimously in September to rec- Russell and Nicholas Varunok. ommend that the council deny The candidates differ, though, in Developer Carol Ann Zinn’s request how to handle the ticket distribution for permission to build the 5.8 acre policy and restructure the CAA. development, Aydan Court. Town staff also recommend in Reforming the ticket policy a memo for the meeting that the council reject the application to As a liaison between the athletic keep high-density development department and students, the presiclose to downtown Chapel Hill. dent helps shape the ticketing policy. The planning board cited mul- Basketball ticket distribution espetiple environmental concerns as cially has undergone changes in the reasons for rejecting Aydan Court. last few years, moving from a braceVisit City News at www.dailytar- let system to an online lottery. for the full story. Each candidate has introduced ideas that either reward or punish —From staff and wire reports students for ticket use.

Student Elections

No big CAA changes likely Write-in wins easier Hopefuls offer ticket policy tweaks All three candidates support a ticket exchange policy where students can turn in tickets they aren’t using before games. Brown said she wants to institute a “Stay til the End Campaign” for sporting events. The policy would give rewards such as T-shirts to students still in the stands after the singing of the alma mater. Varunok and Russell took a different approach, describing a system in which students are penalized for not using tickets. Varunok’s plan includes decreased ticket chances for those who don’t use tickets. He said the main concern is not to punish students but to get more students to events. Russell’s plan would lock students out of ticket access for three games after not using tickets. Both Russell and Varunok’s plans include an appeals process so students are not punished for reasonable excuses.

Restructuring the cabinet The president also oversees the CAA cabinet, currently comprising

“The president needs to … be an all-around team player.” Andrew coonin, carolina athletic association president

18 people. Cabinet members oversee events such as Homecoming and Late Night with Roy. Current CAA President Andrew Coonin spoke of the importance of patience and cooperation for the next president. “The president needs to promote cooperative attributes and be an all-around team player,” Coonin said. “From delegating and leading to executing and following.” For both Varunok and Russell, downsizing the CAA cabinet was a main point of emphasis. “My goal is to increase efficiency within the CAA,” Russell said. Brown disagreed, saying it is important to keep all cabinet positions so big decisions or problems were not handled by one person.

with low participation No candidates in 16 Congress seats By Elisabeth Gilbert Staff Writer

Joshua Siddens began his 2008 campaign as a write-in candidate for Student Congress in plenty of time to carry his district’s election. He started the afternoon of election day. “He decided at lunch,” said Siddens’ friend and impromptu campaign manager, current Board of Elections Chairman Ryan Morgan. The two had noticed there were no official candidates in the race. “So we got 10 votes the rest of the day. Neither me nor him voted for him because we’d voted in the morning,” Morgan said. Siddens won by one vote. Student Congress distributes seats based on where students live and distinguishes between undergraduate and graduate students. In districts with more open seats Contact the University Editor than declared candidates — or with at so many candidates running that the

vote might be split — it can be easy for a write-in to win on a whim. Three districts — 16 seats total — have no candidates at all. Three more have fewer candidates than seats. Though there’s often no way to tell ahead of time, Tuesday’s election might see numerous undeclared candidates vying for office along with those on the ballot. Candidates who are unable to garner the signatures required to make it on the official ballot also might run as write-ins, although several such candidates this year said they instead will pursue other activities. Former Student Congress candidate Leo Lopez, who did not get the 20 signatures needed to make it on the ballot, said he isn’t interested in a write-in campaign. Like Siddens last year, Lopez lives in the middle campus district, but this year there is competition for the only seat. “I think it’s a little late for that,” Lopez said. Under the Student Code, write-in candidates are subject to the same rules as declared candidates, but are

See write-ins, Page 7


State & National

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Community colleges might look to cut summer classes State doesn’t fund summer session By Jen Serdetchnaia Staff writer

In response to increased enrollment and tighter budgets, some community colleges are looking to cut the number of summer class offerings to save money. All community colleges offer some sort of summer classes, but it is up to individual colleges to choose which courses to offer and to find funding for them, said Megen George, director of marketing and external affairs for N.C. Community Colleges. “What some schools may decide to do is offer summer courses that are in such high demand that tuition would pay the cost of the course,” George said. Summer classes have not been funded by the legislature since the 2000-01 recession, George said. Durham Technical Community College has held summer sessions in previous years and plans to again this year, said Wanda Maggart, the college’s senior vice president The school will have a harder time footing the summer school bill because this year the college had to give back $800,000 to the state — about 4 percent of Durham Technical College’s total budget.

Maggart said the school is considering cutting Friday classes from the summer curriculum to save on utility costs. “Traditionally our Friday summer classes have had few offerings because of few people,” she said, adding that classes were only offered half the day last summer. Adding to the problem, enrollment grew by 10 percent for the year, with 5,214 new students enrolled in the fall and 5,494 new students this spring, Maggart said. The increase is especially straining because this year’s budget was made with smaller enrollment increases in mind, she said. Maggart said previous summers have seen lower enrollment numbers than during the year, so it was an easy choice for the administration to look at cutting summer classes first. “We started looking at eliminating (summer) courses — that was our first look,” Maggart said. The summer schedule at Wake Technical Community College will not be available until April, but the school is still planning to hold classes this summer, said John Boone, the school’s director of institutional effectiveness and

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research. “The length of the summer schedule may depend on the budget cuts the state mandates,” Boone said. The N.C. Community Colleges system might be facing cuts of 3, 5 or 7 percent from the N.C. General Assembly, George said. The UNC system is anticipating similar cuts. Cutting the for-credit summer classes also means that community colleges can maintain the size of their continuing education programs — which serve older adults in career retraining, Maggart said. “We’re really trying to maximize the really limited number of dollars we have for the most students,” she said. Contact the State & National Editor at



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MUNICH, Germany (MCT) — Vice President Joe Biden, in a much-anticipated policy speech from the Obama administration, outlined what he called a “renewal project” to connect with old friends and then deftly pressured the nations for help with the challenges of security, climate change and extremism. “We’ll engage. We’ll listen. We’ll consult. America needs the world, just as I believe the world needs America,” Biden said at a packed session of the Munich Security Conference last Saturday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — The Obama administration on Sunday postponed the announcement of its new bank rescue plan so it could concentrate on pushing passage of economic stimulus legislation in Congress. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner had been scheduled to deliver a speech at noon Monday to spell out what the administration plans to do with the second half of the $700 billion bailout that was approved last year in an effort to thaw credit markets and get the ailing banking sector on its feet again.

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I S L A M A B A D, Pa k i s t a n (MCT) — A nearly completed U.S. military study is expected to say that nuclear-armed Pakistan, not Iraq, Afghanistan or Iran, is the most urgent foreign policy challenge facing President Barack Obama. Pakistan is convulsed by a growing al-Qaida-backed insurgency, a ruinous economy and an unpopular government that’s paralyzed by infighting and indecision. The country critical to U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan and thwart the spread of nuclear weapons a U.S. Central Command review is expected to say.

JERUSALEM (MCT) — After an election campaign overshadowed by the war in Gaza, Israelis will go to the polls Tuesday facing a stark choice. The two front-running candidates to lead Israel are offering contrasting visions of the future: firm entrenchment in the face of an array of threats from the country’s Arab neighbors and Iran, or diplomatic engagement in an effort to settle decades-old conflicts. The results could have far-reaching implications for Washington’s effort to revitalize peace talks and move toward a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.


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But administration officials pushed that presentation to Tuesday as they stressed the need for passage of the economic stimulus bill. “The Senate votes on Monday, and economic officials administration-wide will be working and consulting with senators throughout the day,” stated Isaac Baker, a Treasury spokesman, said in an official statement. “Secretary Geithner will postpone the release of the administration’s Financial Stability and Recovery Plan until Tuesday to allow for that to happen.”

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Altered gene causes obesity Residents fight for Glen Lennox Study looks at metabolism in mice by David Riedell Staff Writer

Scientists at the School of Medicine have discovered a gene that, when altered, can cause obesity without altering appetite. By studying mice with a specific gene missing, Dr. Yi Zhang, a professor at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, found an enzyme that drastically lowers metabolism. T he study — co-authored with Dr. Keisuke Tateishi, Dr. Yuki Okada and graduate student Eric Kallin — was published online Wednesday in the journal “Nature,” and already has gathered attention from those interested in looking to apply the research to humans. Although the researchers have not performed human trials, Zhang said he thinks that the study could lead to medications that help con-

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ing and killing. The indictment also states that Atwater killed with premeditation and “a reckless disregard for human life.” The revised indictment was issued after former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey approved the use of the federal death penalty in the case last month. When considering use of a death penalty, a grand jury looks at aggravating factors. Torture and premeditation are


trol obesity. “Yes, it is a possibility,” he said, adding that he has already been contacted by a few interested pharmaceutical companies via e-mail. Zhang said that he won’t be involved in the development of drugs related to his study but that he does have plans to test some of the available medications in his labs. His research takes a new angle on obesity studies by focusing on the metabolic system instead of diet. Many previous studies on obesity involve altering appetite, which is principally a function of the brain. The appetites of the mice in Zhang’s study were unaffected. The effects of the gene manipulation weren’t limited to the mice’s weight — they also affected the two of the aggravating factors listed in the indictment. Atwater was first indicted federally on Oct. 27 for carjacking resulting in death, using firearms during a carjacking, being a felon in possession of firearms and possessing an improperly registered shotgun. Prosecutors say that Atwater and Lawrence Alvin Lovette, 18, kidnapped Carson from her home on March 5 and drove her in her car to withdraw money. Then, they shot her five times in a neighborhood off East Franklin Street. Information about the evidence that prompted prosecutors to seek

male mice’s reproductive systems. The same gene that affects obesity also plays a role in spermiogenesis, the production of male sperm cells. In Zhang’s trials, male mice with the gene erased became both obese and infertile. The mice also developed insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia, or raised fat levels in the bloodstream. Such an interesting combination of effects deserves additional study, Zhang said. “We need to understand more about the mechanism,” he said. The findings also advance the rapidly growing field of epigenetics, where inheritable changes in gene expression — like physical appearance — are caused by things other than changes in the underlying DNA. UNC School of Medicine research in this field focuses on disease. Contact the University Editor at

BY Michael Goodling STAFF WRITER

Grubb Properties has no intention of dropping the idea of redeveloping Glen Lennox. “We do have economic pressures that will not allow us to keep Glen Lennox as is,” Clay Grubb said at a forum Sunday. “We want to be involved with properties where the future is greater than the past.” About 80 tenants, homeowners, and property owners came together Sunday to voice their love of Glen Lennox and their concerns for its future. The Glen Lennox community hosted the forum to facilitate communication between the community, which wants the area to be considered a conservation area, and Grubb Properties, which wants to redevelop the area. Residents are concerned that a redevelopment will mean higher rents. “If they tear down Glen Lennox and build new apartments, the rent will go up,” resident Kate Hilgenberg said. “As a young, single person fresh out of college, I need moderately priced housing.” Residents are afraid that a physical change in the neighborhood will bring about a change in the values

new findings wasn’t available because grand jury proceedings are secret. Atwater faces two death penalty prosecutions if convicted: one on a federal level and one on the state level. Lovette will not be tried federally. He was 17 at the time of the crime and cannot face the death penalty. The state is pursuing from page 1 charges against Lovette. Prosecutors say that the trials stood trying to direct the cheers are likely to begin at the earliest at towards his former players. But the crowd only had eyes for Smith. the end of this year. Even Williams ran out briefly to Contact the City Editor join his fellow inductees and menat tor before heading to the locker room for halftime. “I think bringing Robert back and James Worthy and Billy Cunningham, those players back, I Duke vs. think it was extremely important,”

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But today is the first time in four years that UNC has faced Duke without Larkins and Pringle playing pivotal roles. In those four years, the Tar Heels produced an 8-2 record. Prior to that, the Blue Devils won 12 in a row. If UNC hopes to continue its recent success, senior Iman McFarland, junior Jessica Breland and freshman Chay Shegog will have to do their collective best to contain Duke’s 6-foot-5-inch Chante Black, the Blue Devils’ leading scorer. Black also leads the team in rebounding — an area of considerable concern for Hatchell’s squad this season — with 8.8 per game, higher than any Tar Heels’ average. “I think they all realize they need to step their game up,” Hatchell said. “They’ve all been working on different parts of their game: Rashanda (McCants), Jessica, Cetera (DeGraffenreid), all of them have been working.” If UNC can break even on the boards, then control of the tempo could determine the winner. Duke plays a slower game and averages 12 fewer points per game in a more deliberate style of basketball. In the backcourt, DeGraffenreid will do her best to force the Tar Heels’ fast tempo on the Blue Devils to create layups, while Hatchell’s full-court and trap defenses will try to cause turnovers. Though tonight’s game is in the Smith Center, Hatchell already is relishing taking a trip to Duke’s home, as well. “Any time you can go and win, in Cameron … that’s big,” Hatchell said. “That’s special to win over there, and it would be for any team, men’s or women’s.” Senior writer David Reynolds contributed reporting. Contact the Sports Editor at

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Reunion, one of the General Alumni Association’s largest groups. Two students received the scholarship in 2007, and four received it in 2008 out of 100 applicants. The society’s scholarship committee will have to evaluate how many people can be awarded the scholarship in coming years. “For a number of years, I have been thinking about how I

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Duke’s Abby Waner is shooting a career-low 27.9 percent from 3-point range, while UNC’s Italee Lucas is knocking down 38.6 percent. Cetera DeGraffenreid’s 2.1 assist/turnover ratio could prove pivotal. Edge: UNC


6-foot, 5-inch Blue Devil center Chante Black would lead UNC in both scoring and rebounding. And North Carolina freshman Chay Shegog has had problems facing off against women her own size. Edge: Duke


Neither squad has anyone scoring more than 5.5 points off the bench. But with the recent loss of Alex Miller, the Tar Heels bench is just a bit shorter than the Blue Devils’. Edge: Duke


Since losing three in a row, UNC has beaten their last three opponents handily. The game also is being played in Chapel Hill, where UNC has beaten the Blue Devils two of the past three years. Edge: UNC

“If they tear down Glen Lennox and build new apartments, the rent will go up. As a young, single person fresh out of college, I need moderately priced housing.” Kate hilgenberg, resident

of Glen Lennox. “Our concern is that these values will be overrun by high-density urbanism,” resident John Paul said. The neighborhood organized a petition to initiate the conservation process for the Glen Lennox community after Grubb Properties presented redevelopment plans last year, which were later withdrawn after resident protest. Residents are still pursuing the conservation area to restrict future redevelopment plans by Grubb Properties. Paul said he is in favor of using a conservation program to control redevelopment. “I think it is a way of, shall we say, leveling the playing field a little bit,” he said. During the discussion, residents were quick to point out that in addition to the affordability, there are many reasons why they want Glen Lennox to remain the same. “It’s nice in here. It’s a very friendly

neighborhood,” said resident Dorothy Moore. She said she has lived in Glen Lennox for seven years. “It’s not generic or cold, it actually feels like home,” Hilgenberg said. “You can’t find that anywhere.” The Town of Chapel Hill hired mediators to facilitate a dialogue between Glen Lennox residents and Grubb Properties before it can be considered as a conservation area. The original redevelopment plans included the construction of three parking decks, a movie theater, a supermarket and a seven-tonine story hotel in the community, as well as new condominiums and town houses. The conservation area process is still in its initial stages, with likely more than a year remaining until a decision by the Chapel Hill Town Council.

Williams said after the game. “It’s not just talking about how to box out or fighting through a screen. It’s the total development of our players and the total development of our program.” And this season, eight of the most celebrated names in UNC basketball are listed on a banner hanging just to the left of the three rows of jerseys in the rafters. Joining McAdoo, Cunningham, Smith, Williams and Worthy are Larry Brown, Frank McGuire, and

Ben Carnevale. Williams said the ceremony was a sort of prelude to next year, which marks the 100th year of North Carolina basketball. “I think what is past is extremely important to our program. Next year we’re going to have a celebration for 100 years of Carolina basketball, but we decided to add something today to make it this year, too.”

could give something back to the University,” Peppers said in a press release. “Helping young people achieve their dream is a personal priority for me. Giving to this particular effort is my attempt to assist and reward some of our best and brightest students.” Although the amount of the donation was unexpected, Pettis said Peppers’ contribution was not completely out of the blue. “I had sent him a proposal, so I knew he was interested but not to what extent,” she said.

Doug Dibbert, president of the General Alumni Association, said in an e-mail that Peppers’ donation is just as big of a deal as the $3.5 million challenge gift donated by George Watts Hill in 1986 to build a new alumni center. “It’s quite exciting and inspiring and we know it will mean a great deal to the students who will benefit from this thoughtful gift,” he said.

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Budget shortfall could change buses Downturn harming By Victoria stilwell Staff Writer

Although Chapel Hill officials say it’s too early to tell, funding cuts could leave some bus commuters without a ride. Preliminary estimates state funding cuts of $400,000, or about 2.5 percent of Chapel Hill Transit budget, said Augustus Cho, chairman of the Chapel Hill Transportation Board. Officials say cutting lines would be a last resort, but reduced hours of service are possible. “There were some early estimates of changes in our state funding that would create a hole in our budget,” said Steve Spade, director of Chapel Hill Transit. “But we’re still looking to confirm that.” Funding for Chapel Hill Transit comes from the federal government, the N.C. Department of Transportation and funds from UNC, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. The transit budget for Chapel Hill is $16.25 million for the current year. UNC pays $6 million, Carrboro $1.03 million and

Chapel Hill $2.7 million. The state and federal government funds the remainder. “Whatever they cut, we have to cut proportionally,” Cho said. Town officials say final funding will ultimately determine the routes that must be altered or terminated. When the numbers do roll in, the board will give its feedback to the director who will then present in to the Chapel Hill Town Council. Spade said that the transit system tries to cater to the University’s needs as much as possible and that cutting lines would be a last resort. “We work with each community to figure out what the budget is going to look like and what their services are going to look like,” said Spade. “Obviously the thing we try to do last is look at service cuts.” Spade said it’s still too early to tell the town’s course of action concerning transportation. “We’re in tough economic times and it’s going to be a difficult year,” Spade said. “But we always prepare for the worst.”

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People board the D bus in front of Sitterson Hall on Columbia Street. Bus service could soon be reduced in response to estimated cuts of $400,000. But many residents said they’re still worried. James Malloy, a sophomore math major at UNC, lives at Odum Village and uses the bus two or three times a day. “If any of the bus lines were cut, I would not make it to my early morning classes,” he said. “I work as well, and I take the bus as far as I can.”

Alison Duncan, a senior at UNC, said she lives two miles away from campus. She said a cut would complicate her commuting schedule. “That would be bad for me,” she said. “It’s a five-minute bus ride, so without it, it would create some difficulties.” Contact the City Editor at

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not required to announce their candidacy formally or to attend mandatory candidate meetings. Their campaign budgets are capped at the same amount as declared candidates’ — $20 for a Congress race. Both must submit campaign financial statements. Write-in candidates who do campaign might do so casually. Siddens said solicited votes from whomever he encountered in a walk through his residence hall. And some winning write-in can-


didates don’t even know they’re in the race. UNC basketball player Tyler Hansbrough has been a frequent write-in pick. The Code requires a write-in candidate to be “uniquely identified” by a voter when voting, with at least the candidate’s first and last names. But if you can’t remember how to spell “Hansbrough” on Tuesday, don’t worry — as long as the candidate can be identified, the name doesn’t have to be spelled right. Contact the University Editor at

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ugar was pouring out of my pores. A searing pain tore through my knees. I was running with 12 original glazed donuts in my stomach, a cannonball lodged in my lower left side. There’s never been so much glory in gluttony. On Saturday, I joined more FOOD COLUMNIST than 5,000 people in the 4-mile Krispy Kreme Challenge from N.C. State’s boxy bell tower to the Krispy Kreme store and back, eating a dozen doughnuts in between. I’d intended to race for fun until I read that State’s men’s crew team promised to best UNC’s team. As a rower, I donned my Carolina blue uni-suit to prepare for war. As the gun went off, I jumped to the back of the lead pack. I was more nervous about the run than the dozen, so I was happy the first 2 miles didn’t hurt too badly. At the doughnut store, I grabbed a green and white box — the weight was impressive — and four cups of water. I was hungry. My strategy was to smoosh three doughnuts together and dip them in water. Taking a huge bite and a huge gulp of the syrupy water, I swooshed it all into a slurry I could swallow. Cold Krispy Kremes are hard to get down. As I ate, cries of “Go Heels” and “Go to hell”s flew threw the air. With the little energy I had, I told the naysayers I’d be back to throw up on them when I was done. Four doughnuts down, I began to doubt I could finish. My chest pounded so hard I could barely swallow. I could feel each piece entering my gut as sign-wielding kids screamed and disgusted moms took pictures. I even coughed up a chunk of dough, which flew toward an old lady. Slack-jawed, I hesitated at each bite until a man munching on the ground in a Carolina Med shirt offered support. “You’re a man among boys,” he shouted. “You can do it!” The rest went down easy. I threw my empty box at a bystander, splashed a little water on my hands and took off, a streak of skin and blue. My stomach, surprisingly, felt fine until I started up a long hill. Throughout the steep stretch, I was burping up little bits of donuts and licking sugar from my lips. My hands stuck together as if I were imitating the way a robot runs. For the last mile, an annoying man on a three-wheeled scooter zigzagging across the course motivated me to finish. I wanted to catch him just to rip the neon yellow vest off his back and tell him to move out of my way. With my legs going stiff and dough-matter rising up my esophagus, I crossed the finish line in 33 minutes (four minutes faster than the best State crew member), glaze oozing down my chin like dried saliva. From the steps of State’s bell tower I looked out at the rest of my competition struggling to finish and let out a large belch. I finished 14th (no puking). In six minutes, five seconds, I consumed 2,400 calories — 400 more than the government recommends a person should eat in an entire day. Half of those came from 144 grams of fat, more than twice a person’s suggested daily intake. At least I didn’t eat any trans fat. Looking back, eating all the dozen wasn’t actually hard. I even wanted to eat at the end. I craved something salty, savory, something like pizza or fried chicken. Luckily, UNC will host Bojangle’s Tailgate Special Challenge next year.

Tuesday: Guest columnist and UNC alumnus Travis Starkey reflects on how Teach for America altered his perspective.

Let the students decide


Proposed fee increases should be allowed on ballot

tudent Congress’s decision to strike two proposed fee referendums from Tuesday’s ballot was an exercise in poor judgment. In a v o t e We d n e s d ay, Congress members shot down referendums for a $10.37 increase to the Child Care Services Fee and a $6 increase to the Student Activities Fee. Members of Student Congress didn’t vote against the fee increases directly — they voted against our right to vote on them. Congress denied us a say in how our student fees are spent. The question of whether or not the fee increases are warranted is certainly debatable. At a time when the University

is being forced to cut funding across the board and more and more students are struggling to pay tuition, raising fees might not be the wisest move. However, the right of students to vote on these issues for themselves is beyond debate. Congress’ main defense is that students shouldn’t be “burdened” with the prospect of voting on referendums they know little to nothing about. If students aren’t properly informed of the measures on which they are voting, then the democratic process ultimately suffers. That justification is condescending. That is why Student Body President J.J. Raynor’s petition



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short, is realistic and doable. She wants to increase student involvement by encouraging upperclassmen to participate in Carolina Fever and publicizing CAA more effectively to the student body. Brown’s passion is reflected in her work. Her love of UNC athletics and her dedication to serving the students will prove to be her ultimate assets as CAA president.

Why not Russell Though John “JRuss” Russell has extensive plans for reform within the CAA, we don’t like his proposed ticketing policy. Russell proposes a penalty for unused tickets — if a student can’t make a game and doesn’t

turn tickets back to a CAA representative, the student can’t register for tickets for the next three basketball games. For the casual fan, missing one game should not have such harsh consequences.

Why not Varunok Sophomore Nick Varunok is passionate about UNC sports, but he lacks leadership experience. Though we applaud his philanthropy goal of $10,000 and his community service experience, he has a harsh unused ticket policy that has repercussions for the rest of the season. One more year would give him the opportunity to better understand CAA leadership.

Fluet for RHA

hristina Fluet is the only person running f o r R e s i d e n c e Ha l l Association president, but that doesn’t make her candidacy any less important. The RHA president is a valuable position that serves as a liaison between students and the housing department. Unfortunately many students have no idea what the RHA is, let alone what its president does. Fluet aims to


to get these referendums on the ballot for a Feb. 17 runoff deserves our full support. Raynor’s initiative promises to raise awareness on these measures. If the petition succeeds and students are able to voice their opinions, then they will do so better prepared to make informed decisions. The preamble of the the Student Code says that Congress must seek to uphold a tradition of “responsible student self-government.” There is nothing “responsible” about denying students their right to vote.

Brown for CAA

ourtney Brown is the best candidate for Carolina Athletic Association president. Composed and organized, Brown will bring clarity and communication to the position. Of all the candidates, Brown will benefit the student body the most. Brown wants to create a “Stay til the End” campaign that creates incentives for students and alumni to stay in their seats through the final buzzer. She also proposes sensible and realistic changes to the ticketing policy. Unlike her opposition, Brown’s policy does not include a penalty for unused tickets. Additionally, she wants to create a ticket exchange program to supplement the standby line. Brown’s platform, while


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change that. One of the cornerstones of her platform is to use publicity to make students more aware of the roles that RHA performs. Fluet has also expressed a desire to direct the student fee money that RHA receives toward initiatives that students would actually find useful, such as residential enhancements like DVDs. She cited an RHA board of

governors retreat as one extraneous expense that she would cut. Fluet will bring a greater level of financial accountability to the RHA during a time when every penny counts. And she’s genuinely excited about the RHA. She has a strong vision of reform for the organization and possess all the qualifications for the job of RHA president.

Write in Lee for GPSF

eith Lee is the right choice for the Graduate and Professional Student Federation president although he just decided to run as a writein candidate last week. First, Lee has the time required for the federation president position — a factor that has often deterred students from running. He also has the experience necessary to be an effective

advocate for the significant graduate student population at the University. Lee currently serves in Student Congress and has served as secretary of the federation under current GPSF president Cindy Spurlock and former president Lauren Anderson. Lee opposes implementation of a continuous enrollment policy — a proposed University policy that would penalize stu-

dents for missing a semester — arguing that it will deter many graduate students from leaving the University temporarily to do research abroad. Lee will also advocate for smaller class sizes, which he said teacher assistants prefer. Lee’s extensive resume within the federation and his firm understanding of graduate students’ issues make him the best candidate for this job.

TO THE EDITOR: In Saturday’s game against Virginia, Bobby Frasor showed the defense what coach Roy Williams has been telling us all about. Frasor’s statistics don’t do him justice for the job he did against the Cavaliers, part of a whole team effort of playing solid defense. Despite going 1-of-4 from the floor, Frasor looked great stepping into passing lanes, disrupting shots, and even grabbing rebounds on both ends of the floor. It’s good to see him returning to the level of play that we all know he is capable of. Steven Worsham Sophomore Business

Fan gossiping at Virginia game should stay home TO THE EDITOR: “If you wanted to sit down, you could have watched the game from your couch” was the reply I received after asking a girl in front of me at the Virginia game this Saturday to please sit down. I agree, and applaud her efforts to cheer on our Heels. However, she too could have sat on her couch while discussing who hooked up with whom at the fraternity party last night, instead of leaning over to discuss this issue with her friend. Doing so blocked about 10 other people’s views of the game while she didn’t even pay attention to the game herself. Not cheering whenever everybody else celebrated a Wayne Ellington 3-pointer that she did not witness does not count as attentiveness. I realize that standing up at sporting events is a somewhat heated debate among sports fans. But clearly this is a case of indisputable shenanigans. Like, totally. Alex Owen Senior Economics

Letter about campaigning for Bilbao was inaccurate TO THE EDITOR: UNC-CH Sport Clubs Council does not enforce compulsory volunteering. On behalf of the Sport Clubs Council and Ron Bilbao’s student body president campaign, I would like to address the inaccuracies put forth in a letter to the editor, (“Mandatory campaigning for Bilbao is undemocratic,” Feb. 6) submitted by Brad Lockwood. Our stance on volunteering was clarified in an e-mail sent to all club administrators on Feb. 3. Sport Clubs Council does not require volunteerism from any of our athletes. While we would like for club athletes to volunteer for the candidate that we think is best for the Sport Clubs Program, we do not want anyone to be forced to support a candidate against his

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or her will. Furthermore, there is no way in which a club could be deemed ineligible for the “Team of the Year” award by not participating in the campaign. This award will be given to an outstanding club that has combined excellence in its respective sport with a commitment to the mission of the Sport Clubs Council. This can be done in a number of ways — community service and extraordinary leadership included. And while a commitment to volunteering could be considered part of this dedication to the council, volunteering is certainly not a requirement to win the award. While we appreciate Mr. Lockwood’s interest and dedication to democracy, he misunderstood the council’s stance on volunteering. Neither the Sport Clubs Council nor Bilbao intends to instill compulsory volunteering for the club athletes. We have worked to make this very clear to our club officers and our athletes. Kathleen Casanova President Sport Clubs Council

Student Congress right to block fee referendum TO THE EDITOR: By preventing the child care fee referendum, Student Congress is actually preserving student choice. There is no doubt that there is a need for the program and that its goals are noble, but the way in which it would have been funded is fundamentally flawed. A fee referendum would only allow today’s UNC students to vote. Once fees are approved, they rarely if ever decrease or go away. Any action by Congress that might promote the passage of the fee is not fair to tomorrow’s UNC students. As a representative for South Campus, I take my job seriously. I believe in protecting both current and future UNC students. The logic behind fees is inherently unjust. Especially in these difficult economic times I believe it is especially important that I stick to my principle. Still, I believe that the child care fee is a good program and that it should be funded. Students should support it because they choose to, not because a fee requires them to do so. I plan to donate $25 to the program. I know it’s not much, but it’s all I can afford right now and it is more than twice as much as the proposed fee increase. I encourage all students who also feel passionate about the child care fee to join me in supporting the child care program. Supporting the program through voluntary donations is the only way to preserve every student’s choice. Taylor Holgate District 3 Representative

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DURHAM — The duel between Tar Heels and Blue Devils has found a new national outlet ­— premium cable television. HBO premiered its documentary, “Battle For Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina,” on Sunday at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, examining the history, success and culture of the two North Carolina universities. It will air on HBO at 9 p.m. on Feb. 23. “This is the heartbeat of college basketball,” producer George Roy said. “If you take UNC and Duke out of the college basketball mix, the final product is not nearly as good.” Roy highlighted a similarly storied rivalry last year in his HBO

documentary, “Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry.” After visiting a UNC-Duke basketball game last year, Roy was sure he wanted to showcase the intensity of the two schools’ competition. “They have great players, personalities and coaches,” he said. “It’s two universities that are at the top of their game — but there’s also a cultural difference that has to do with the people more than basketball.” The film features interviews with famous UNC and Duke alumni, including James Worthy, Christian Laettner and Michael Jordan. Getting these high-profile interviews was easier than expected, Roy said. “We were lucky,” he said.

“Everyone we asked was really enthused we were doing it. Michael Jordan has done so much in his life, but nothing can take away from his days at Carolina.” The documentary explores the history of the rivalry, including N.C. State University’s integral role in starting the feud, UNC coach Frank McGuire’s road to the perfect season and the integration of the UNC team — all in 60 minutes. “It was hard to strike a balance between sheer magnitude of success between the two teams with a degree of drama and storytelling,” Roy said. The last scene of the film shows UNC’s game against Duke following former Student Body President Eve Carson’s death. In the midst of the intense rivalry, a moment of silence honored Carson. “It was amazing” said John

Chenoweth, who watched the film at the advanced showing. He was impressed by the gracious gesture extended by both teams in honor of Carson’s memory. “Last year at the time I had failed to grasp what that meant to North Carolina,” he said. “I gained some perspective.” Moments like this in the film display the mutual respect that exists between the schools despite their intense competition. The audience gave Roy a standing ovation at the end of the premiere screening. “It’s much more than basketball, slam dunks and painted faces,” Roy said. “It’s a story.” They haven’t made plans to show the movie at UNC. dth/Eric velarde

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Sunday afternoon might have been North Carolina’s Kids Club Day at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, but UNC’s Sanaz Marand and Sophie Grabinski found their doubles match to be anything but child’s play. Marand and Grabinski fought tooth and nail for a final victory of 16-14 that helped UNC sweep the doubles point. That point, followed by three strong singles victories, clinched the No. 17 North Carolina’s 4-3 upset of No. 7 Florida. Read the full story of the match at

SOFTBALL The North Carolina softball team was busy in its opening weekend, finishing 3-2 after five games in three days. UNC ended its play in the FIU Combat Classic with a 2-0 win against Texas A&M Corpus Christi after also picking up wins against FIU and Jacksonville. The Tar Heels dropped their season-opener Friday against Louisville, 1-0 and also lost one game Saturday to Auburn, a tightly battled game ending 6-5. UNC returns to Chapel Hill for its first home game Tuesday.

GYMNASTICS The Tar Heels took second in the 2009 Governor’s Cup in Raleigh. N.C. State finished first, and Maryland, New Hampshire and Towson finished behind the Tar Heels. Christine Nguyen finished second overall in the all-around competition and won the floor exercise event. The Tar Heels also took the top two spots in the uneven parallel bars. The tournament is an annual occurrence between two teams from the state of North Carolina and two more from Maryland, along with a fifth unaffiliated team.

TRACK Tar Heel participants took first in the 4X200 meter relay, 3,000-meter run, triple jump and long jump in a strong showing in New York City. Brie Felnagle qualified for the NCAA’s automatically in the 3000-meter with a time of 9:04.58. Travis Leonard reached a personal best in the long jump by clearing a bar at 6 feet, 8 inches, good for third. Ashley Hill won the women’s long jump with a length of 6.04 meters.

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being “selfish” and wanting all the wins he can get, the third-year Tar Heel — Mueller spent his freshman season at Ohio State — knows there is a much bigger picture. One without wrestling. “I’m kind of a bummer when it comes to this because in all honesty, it’s really cool for my own accomplishments,” Mueller said. “But we’ve had All-Americans. We’ve had national champions. I hope that someone can remember me as someone who cared about people.” And while such talk might seem like lip service, anyone who has spent more than a few seconds of time with Mueller knows its genuine. While giving an interview and signing autographs for children who attended Friday’s 33-12 team win against N.C. State, Mueller stopped answering questions during each signature to enthusiastically thank the recipient for coming, even after getting pinned less than an hour earlier. After weighing in at his normal weight class of 165, his coach asked him to wrestle at 174. Mueller fell to N.C. State’s Jake Burge late in the third round. “We’re trying to get ready for nationals,” Mock said. “Keegan has trouble with short, really stocky, strong guys, and he’s going to hit them at nationals. The idea was to show him you can beat a guy like that. He was doing a great job. He

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job clearing the ball.” The Tar Heels cleared on 16 of 20 opportunities in the game, including perfect 6-of-6 and 4-of4 in the first and third quarters. But transition work is something Petracca hopes the Tar Heels can improve on before their next game. “We’ve been working on that, pushing the tempo, really all season, and all during practice, and I think we really started to get the grasp of it,” he said. “But we didn’t get quite as much transition as we wanted to.” Breschi credited that to a varied defense from the Colonials, including man, zone and matchup defenses. “They did a lot of different things to us to kind of disrupt our flow, which worked,” he said. “It slowed us down, we didn’t get the ball up and down the field as much as we would have liked.” But Breschi said that after UNC adapted and overcame an early hes-

just got caught.” He was pinned, but that wasn’t the point. The two seniors are using the regular season to prepare themselves for their last shot at nationals. And neither Dobies nor Mueller are sitting pat after reaching the century mark. “I was definitely glad that I achieved that goal. It maybe wasn’t something that — when I got to college — I said, ‘I want to get to 100 wins,’” Dobies said. “But I think it’s a good milestone in your career to show that you have … had some success in college. And I’m glad, but we’ve got to keep on going. Once you get to 100, you can’t stop. It’s a great thing, but we’ve got ACC and nationals, and we’ve got to keep going.” That attitude is shared by coach C.D. Mock, who is hoping to place more than just two competitors at nationals this year. “It’s a great accomplishment,” Mock said. “They both have been great competitors for us and super leaders. I just hope they can get some more.” And Dobies surely wants to “get some more” as well — if not for anything or anyone else, for Mock. “I think (the program’s growing success) just goes to show that what he teaches is definitely working, and there’s more success to come in this program,” Dobies said. “I’m just glad that I could be a part of it.”

itation, the team was able to excel. A strong UNC defense kept RMU to only two goals in the first 46 minutes of the game. But after a slower third quarter for the Tar Heels, two more Colonial goals brought the score to 10-4. Breschi credited the RMU keeper for his work in the second half ­— with 35 UNC shots on goal, Sal Barcia was able to stop 19 of them. “Their goalie played a heck of a game and really kind of kept them in it,” Breschi said. “We were able to break through late in the fourth.” Six goals in the last six minutes — while holding RMU scoreless — sealed the blow-out victory for the Tar Heels. Bitter said one thing that kept the team focused was getting its new coach a win in his first game. “Very important. A win like this, scoring a lot of goals, everyone played hard, it was a clean game — it was a big win for us.” Contact the Sports Editor at

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Community college cuts Some colleges will pare down summer course offerings in light of the budget crisis. See pg. 4 for story.

First endorsements See what the editorial board has to say about CAA, RHA and GPSF president hopefuls. See pg. 8.

Write-in wins With some seats lacking candidates, Congress write-ins have a pretty good shot. See pg. 3 for story.

Bus budget With cuts threatening, it’s possible that a funding gap will affect transit options. See pg. 6 for story.


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in the nation. “They just took it to us,” coach Sam Paul said. “We’ll learn a lot from this and get better from this.” “But they just kicked our butts.” The Tar Heels’ second loss in a seven-day span began the same way the first one did — by losing the doubles point. Ohio State had snatched that milestone long before the No. 5 team of Fogleman and Clay Donato gutted out an 8-6 victory on the first court — the Buckeyes raced out to two dominant victories on the remaining courts. Fogleman said the team must play better at the beginning of matches if it hopes to improve in doubles play. “A singles match can be sort of a marathon, but a pro set’s kind of like the 100-yard dash,” he said. “When you go down a break, two breaks, 4-0, you’re going to have a hell of an effort coming back from something like that.” The Tar Heels were not able to come back from that Friday and did not fare any better in singles play. Ohio State all but ended any hope for a comeback with a 6-1, 6-2 win by Matt Allare against Luke Mojica, followed by a 6-1, 6-1 win by Balazs Novak against Brennan Boyajian to open singles play. Contact the Sports Editor Mojica and Boyajian were two at of four freshmen who saw action

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against the top-ranked Buckeyes. Donato said he could understand the newcomers’s anxiety heading into such a big match. But Paul did not see the need for nerves Friday or in the future. “We’re going to play other teams like this,” Paul said. “This is college tennis.” And with its only real break in the schedule before picking right back up with a doubleheader against Georgetown and Howard on Feb. 20, the players say it will be imperative not to dwell on Friday’s loss. “You’ve got to turn every negative into a positive,” Donato said. “We know what we need to work on as a team, and we’re going to work on it tomorrow in practice.”

injuries. But basketball isn’t the only sport where players risk foot injury in competition. UNC head football trainer Scott Trulock has seen his share of hobbled players, too. “It’s fairly common place,” he sad. “I would say, on this team — not looking at data in front of me — that a half dozen players that have suffered similar injuries ended up missing the same amount of time.” Once something in the foot breaks, it can be a long road to recovery regardless of the athlete’s sport. A bad foot can keep a player from conditioning. And unless the player uses a wheelchair, it’s nearly impossible to let the injury heal uninterrupted. “It’s pretty tough for a basketball player to fight through a foot injury, because it’s not something you can rest,” Stricker said. “You might be able to get by with a shoulder injury. “An injured foot is hard to really compensate for and still be able to be effective as a player.”

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SCOREBOARD SOFTBAll UNC 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0

Women’s tennis UNC 4 Florida 3

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New lacrosse coach Joe Breschi is now the proud holder of a 100 percent winning record at North Carolina. Sure, it’s after one game — but for now, that’s enough. “I’m happy. It feels great,” he said with a grin after the game. “I’m very proud of the guys’ effort … “We came out of the gate strong, and kind of worked through a little bit of the tentativeness. In the second quarter, we made things happen.” UNC beat Robert Morris with a decisive 16-4 victory in its seasonopener Saturday and showed off — for the first time — Breschi’s new “dominating” style of offense. “Coach always has harped on us coming out right out of the gate

and starting off well, and I think we really did that today,” said junior Gavin Petracca, who scored four goals in the game, each assisted by a different player. “Overall, I think we played really hard the whole game.” Sophomore Billy Bitter — who had a career-high five goals off three different assists — credited the team’s success (and his own) to offensive passing. “I just played hard, every second of the game, and it’s a team game,” he said. “A lot of those goals I had came from assists, so it was a good team effort.” In total, eight Tar Heels registered at least one goal, and nine managed at least one assist. That didn’t escape Breschi’s eye, either. “I think one thing the offense




did do is they shared the ball,” he said. “When we do that, when we’re organized and we share the ball, good things happen.” UNC finished with 63 shots to RMU’s 27 — only 18 of which were on target. Fewer shots meant fewer saves, though preseason All-America goalie Grant Zimmerman still managed 12 on the day. “He played terrific,” Breschi said. “He gave up a few that we had breakdowns defensively, but I think overall … he came up big when he had to, and he did a great

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Sophomore Ryan Flanagan and the Tar Heels buoyed a defense that held RMU to only four goals in UNC’s 16-4 rout to open the season.

Poor shooting aided by post lockdown Senior Writer

It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t glamorous. And it definitely wasn’t of the caliber people have grown to expect of the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels. But UNC defeated Virginia 7661 Saturday at the Smith Center and avoided an embarrassing setback before Wednesday’s primetime affair at Duke. “It was an unusual game because in the first half it was like pulling teeth, and we couldn’t get a shot to go in,” coach Roy Williams said. “We were doing OK on the defensive end but just couldn’t make anything. And in the first 15 minutes of the second half, I thought we were very good.” For a team primarily known for its offensive production, the majority of UNC’s early miscues came when it had the ball. Among the culprits were a barrage of missed 3-pointers, lazy passes and an inability to hold on to the ball in the paint. Tyler Hansbrough struggled to get his shot off down low and finished with 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting. He found himself bullied, blocked and stripped by a less-than-physically imposing Cavalier frontcourt. The most eye-opening instance came when UVa. guard Sammy Zeglinski stripped the ball as Hansbrough went up for a lay-in. UNC’s first-half offensive woes extended to the perimeter, as well. After hitting 44 of 98 3-pointers in their past five games, the Tar Heels (21-2, 7-2 ACC) were unusually cold from beyond the arc. UNC went 3-for-11 from downtown in the first half and entered the break with a season-low 33 points. Though Virginia employed a zone defense that extended beyond the 3-point line, North Carolina blamed its low numbers on players’ inabilities to hit open shots. “I don’t think it was that we had struggles. It was just that we weren’t knocking down shots,” point guard Ty Lawson said.




“We were getting open shots. Wayne, Tyler got some easy ones. Ed got easy ones. We just didn’t knock down shots in the first half.” As the offense searched for its rhythm, UNC’s defense kept the Cavaliers (7-12, 1-7 ACC) from finding theirs. In similar fashion to the game in Charlottesville, Va., the Tar Heels limited UVa. freshman Sylven Landesberg from driving to the hoop and forced UVa. to get its points elsewhere. But the Cavaliers couldn’t find a consistent No. 2 option and shot 36.5 percent for the game. “That’s why we were able to keep them from leading at halftime — because of our defense,” Lawson said. “We made them shoot, like, 31 percent in the first half. … “That’s what we need to do from now on — even if our shots are going down. Just play defense the whole game.” The offense eventually came through Saturday. The Tar Heels opened the second half by scoring seven straight points to extend their lead to a comfortable 15. “Once we saw some openings in the zone, we started moving the ball around a little bit better,” said Hansbrough, who collected a game-high 13 rebounds. “Everybody started to cut to the right positions, and we started getting some easy baskets.” Leading the offensive effort was the backcourt duo of Lawson and Wayne Ellington. Ellington led the Tar Heels with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting while Lawson added 10 of his own. But more impressive than their point total was their 15 combined assists to only one turnover. “Some things were awfully impressive. You look at Ty Lawson — nine assists and zero turnovers,” Williams said. “I think those kinds of things are awfully important.” Contact the Sports Editor at

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The Tar Heels’ strong first-half defense helped them stay above Virginia despite poor shooting early in the game. North Carolina found its stroke in the second half to pull away to a 15-point lead after the break.

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Injured foot a di∞cult hurdle By David ely Senior Writer

In basketball, every action begins with a player’s foot. It’s the base of support for all of his movements, and it’s the first body part to greet the hardwood each time a player jumps. So it’s no surprise that when a player develops a foot injury — as in North Carolina forward Marcus Ginyard’s case — the effects can be catastrophic, to the point where an eight-week injury turns into a season-ender. Steve Stricker, head trainer of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, said a foot injury disrupts the chain of events needed for any athletic movement. The foot affects how the ankle moves, which affects the knee, which then affects the hip, which continues all the way to a player’s neck. “The foot is kind of the first link in the chain to distribute and descend the force on up the chain,” Stricker said. “It affects explosiveness — just the ability to do what you do. It affects that ability to do everything.” Because of the foot’s complex nature — it contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles and tendons — Stricker said it is difficult to evaluate foot injuries. “It’s hard to diagnose because of the make-up of the foot with the tarsal bones,” he said. “There’s a lot of ligaments in the foot.” For Ginyard, the injury was a stress fracture in his fifth left metatarsal. He had surgery Oct. 8 to repair the damage and was thought to be back in mid-December. But mid-December became lateDecember, and the senior finally returned to action Dec. 28 against Rutgers. Ginyard only appeared in two other games before coach Roy Williams decided to sit him. By that time, Williams seemed unsure of the situation and said in January that he was in “uncharted waters” with Ginyard’s injury. This isn’t the first case of a UNC basketball player with a bum foot, nor is it the first time Williams has sat a player for foot troubles. In 2002-03, then-freshman Sean May played only 11 games because of a broken left foot. In the 2006-07 season, Quentin Thomas and Bobby Frasor missed nine and 10 games, respectively, with foot

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Grappling for recognition Tar Heels trounced In 2008, the North Carolina wrestling team sent two representatives to nationals. Both of them, then-juniors Justin Dobies and Keegan Mueller, failed to reach All-America status. This season, the two seniors are looking to make it back to nationals, and both are well on their way. With each garnering a win against Ohio on Saturday — a 2612 team win in which seven Tar Heels notched victories — Dobies and Mueller continued to add to the strong reputations they’ve been building since arriving in Chapel Hill. Both of the out-of-state prospects reached the 100 career win mark this season — Dobies against Duke’s Robert Holbrook on Jan. 21 and Mueller just three days later against Navy’s Jason Coyne. While Mueller admitted to


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GYMNASTICS UNC: 2nd place, Governor’s Cup

Tar Heels open season with win By Rachel Ullrich

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Wake Forest 93, Boston College 76

Ben McAuley’s 25-point, 12-rebound performance was not enough to buoy the Wolfpack as Virginia Tech won in overtime.

Senior Writer

Wrestler Justin Dobies, along with Keegan Mueller, registered his 100th career win this season and claimed victory Saturday against Ohio State.

Georgia Tech couldn’t convert two attempts at the buzzer and fell to Maryland for the eighth time in a row. Greivis Vasquez led the Terrapins with 19 points.

Virginia Tech 91, N.C. State 87 (OT)

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Maryland 57, Georgia Tech 56

Wake Forest bounced back by beating Boston College with a 27-point, 8-assist outing by Jeff Teague.


A North Carolina tennis fan had words of encouragement for senior Taylor Fogleman as he exited the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center after the No. 22 Tar Heels’ second consecutive loss, this to Ohio State on Friday. “You see these colors?” he said, motioning toward the Ohio State players waiting by the door. “Remember these colors. “You’re going to see them again.” The UNC men can only hope they will get a second shot at the Buckeyes in the postseason, as predicted, after Friday’s humbling 7-0 loss to the No. 1 team

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F l o r i d a S tat e 6 5 , Clemson 61 The Tigers could not hold a 19-point second half advantage, and ended up losing at home to Florida State. FSU ended the game on a 23-4 run.

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North Carolina junior Clay Donato provided one of few UNC victories in a doubles match that ultimately dropped the point, 2-1.

Jack McClinton gave Duke all it could handle, pouring in 34 points to lead the Hurricanes. Duke rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to force overtime.

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