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VOLUME 116, ISSUE 150
monday, february 16, 2009
Bomb threat clears Pit O∞cials evacuate nearby buildings By Andrew Dunn
sports | page 14 NAIL-BITER A pair of free throws by Ty Lawson with two seconds left gave No. 3 UNC a gritty 69-65 victory over Miami on Sunday night.
university | page 4 WRITE-IN GLORY Several unwitting candidates got votes in Tuesday’s campus election. Junior Hallie Lipsey nabbed 75; Jesus Christ made a good showing; and Your Mom got one vote.
The heart of campus was evacuated at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday while the Department of Public Safety investigated a bomb threat to the Pit area. Orange County 911 received a call between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. from a man claiming to be in possession of an explosive device and threatening detonation near the Pit. The all-clear still had not been given by 4:30 a.m. today, when The Daily Tar Heel went to press. But DPS spokesman Randy Young said it was expected within a half-hour. UNC’s operating schedule will be unchanged. The Student Union, Davis Library
and the Undergraduate Library were evacuated by armed DPS officers warning of an emergency. Two bomb-sniffing dogs from DPS and the Orange County Sheriff ’s Office were brought in to investigate the threat. Orange County Emergency Medical Services ambulances also were dispatched. The State Bureau of Investigation’s bomb unit was brought in at about 12:30 a.m., which deployed a robotic bomb-detecting device. DPS Chief Jeff McCracken was called in from out-of-town, also arriving at about 12:30 a.m. Bomb squads “thoroughly” checked buildings around the Pit, including the Union and Student Stores, Young said.
Young said this was all in accordance with standard procedure. Official word of Sunday’s threat was slow to spread to the UNC community. A message was posted to Alert Carolina just before 11 p.m. Text messages to people subscribed to the Alert Carolina notification system were sent out at about 11:45 p.m. Barricades were placed around the Pit, and DPS officers created a perimeter keeping people away from the area around the Pit. Students in the Union’s gallery and Yackety Yak offices were not evacuated until Daily Tar Heel staff informed them of the threat. Chancellor Holden Thorp said University officials were doing “all the right things.”
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Members of the State Bureau of Investigation’s Bomb Squad drive into the Caldwell Lot early Monday as part of DPS’s ongoing investigation.
defeated candidates Feds all endorse jones outline capital case Carson case
Say Atwater ﬁred ﬁnal, fatal shot
city | page 3 POTTERY PROWESS
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Charlotte artist Sylvia Coppola gave a demonstration of her craft Saturday at Turning Point Gallery in University Mall.
By Sarah Frier Senior Writer
Klein was enthusiastic about Jones’ openness to incorporating their platform ideas, something they said Edwards wasn’t as open too. At Saturday’s meeting, Jones agreed to include some of each candidates’ major platform points
Fe d e r a l p r o s e c u t o r s s a y Demario James Atwater fired the shot that killed former Student Body President Eve Carson. Authorities filed Friday a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Atwater, 22, who they say fired the shot through her hand and into her brain after four small-caliber gunshots had wounded Carson. The notice is a necessary step since the U.S. Attorney General approved pursuit of the death penalty last month, said Lynne Klauer, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office handling the case. “It’s based on the evidence that’s been presented to the grand jury,” she said. Grand juries are closed. Prosecutors say that on March 5, Atwater and Lawrence Alvin Lovette, now 18, kidnapped Carson from her home, took her in her car to withdraw $1,400 and then shot her. In the document, the prosecution lists 10 aggravating factors for the jury to consider in the sentencing phase if Atwater is convicted. Three charges make Atwater eligible for a possible death sentence: n Carjacking resulting in death. n Using firearms during a carjacking resulting in death.
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state | page 3 DISCRIMINATION SUIT UNC-system President Erskine Bowles denies that he discriminated against a black former Fayetteville State University chancellor when she resigned in July 2007.
online | dailytarheel.com VIDEO: JOIN FORCES Former SBP candidates meet with Jasmin Jones.
WORKING ON V-DAY
For some people, Valentine’s Day was just a workday.
The hosts of the NPR show will give a talk on campus.
this day in history FEB. 16, 1968 … A group of 100 people burn an effigy of S.C. Gov. Robert McNair on the steps of the Chapel Hill Post Office to protest slayings of three black college students in Orangeburg, S.C.
Today’s weather Rain/snow showers H 48, L 27
Tuesday’s weather Mostly sunny H 53, L 35
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Ashley Klein and Matt Wohlford, both former student body president candidates, help Jasmin Jones paint a campaign sign Sunday in a show of solidarity. All four of Jones’ former competitors joined her campaign against Thomas Edwards in what they’re calling the “Jasmin Consensus.”
4 former SBP candidates act as 1 By Kevin Kiley
Assistant University Editor
It was pretty clear from Tuesday’s election that it would take something unusual to help Jasmin Jones make up the difference between her and Thomas Edwards in the student body president race. Nabbing 41 percent of Tuesday’s vote and almost twice as many votes as Jones, Edwards was the clear frontrunner to seal the runoff election Tuesday. But then something unusual happened.
In a meeting Saturday that was part strategy session and part pep talk, the four candidates knocked out of the race in Tuesday’s election — Ron Bilbao, Michael Betts, Ashley Klein and Matt Wohlford — dedicated their time, energy, campaign teams and platform points to getting Jones elected. After sitting down and talking with both Jones and Edwards, the defeated candidates decided to make a united endorsement. All four candidates stressed the idea that Jones was simply a bet-
ter fit for the role, saying she would be a better leader for the students and less of an administrator. “By far, an SBP has to have the quality of motivation,” Bilbao said to Jones. “You, by far, capture people and make them believe in what you’re saying and what you’re doing.” While the four eliminated candidates all had different reasons for backing Jones, their sentiments echoed one another’s.
UNC looks to cut costs Firm will help meet budget cuts By gabby pinto Staff Writer
Representatives from a global business consulting firm will come to UNC this spring to study how the University can best adapt its resources to budget cuts. UNC has undergone a 6 percent cut for this year and administrators anticipate cuts of as much as 7 percent for the next two years. To help make those cuts, the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation has hired Bain & Company to come to the University and take a closer look at its operations. The goal of the study is to identify novel ways to help the University use resources more efficiently. Chancellor Holden Thorp sent an e-mail Thursday to students,
faculty and staff notifying them of the study. “As I said in my e-mail, normally when we get ideas for how to reduce the budget, we get them from individual units,” Thorp said. “But we haven’t really had in this process someone take a look at the whole University.” Bain & Co. will scrutinize the University as a whole — including finance, technology and purchasing — by spending time on campus interviewing and observing the way the University runs. “They come in with a fresh set of eyes,” Thorp said. The study will take a few months, but no precise date for completion has been established. Thorp said the final report will be shared with the campus. The study is funded by the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation — manager of UNC’s endowment and non-public funds — through
Thomas Edwards, who won 41 percent of the vote last week, seems to be the man to beat.
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Students join Raleigh march for social justice By Tarini Parti Staff Writer
RALEIGH — The bus of UNC students hadn’t even left Chapel Hill before occupants burst into song and cheers — warming up vocal cords to express their dissatisfaction with the N.C. Legislature. About 75 UNC student activists joined 3,000 other N.C. residents to march from Martin Luther King Boulevard to the N.C. Legislature on Jones Street, and told the state government one thing: “Don’t budget on the backs of the poor.” The third annual Historic Thousands on Jones march — or HK on J — rallies organizations statewide to demonstrate for a 14-point agenda advocating, among other things, livable wages, universal health care, affordable housing and collective bargaining rights for public employees. “Our agenda is rooted in free-
dom, hope and what’s right. It is comprehensive because many people’s pain is comprehensive,” said Rev. William Barber, president of the N.C. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, at the rally. The UNC chapter of the NAACP, the Black Student Movement and Students for a Democratic Society joined the march, as well as UNC student body president candidate Jasmin Jones. Brian Allison, political action committee co-chairman of the UNC chapter of the NAACP, said working with Barber inspired him to get UNC students involved. “If it doesn’t affect you directly, it affects you indirectly,” Allison said. Students’ enthusiasm became clear when the bus full of students en route to Raleigh broke into
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Infamous thief, 83, caught once again
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here are those who make their living robbing others. Some are caught, put in prison and reformed to rejoin society. And then there’s Hungarian thief Kosztor Sandorne, 83, who never seems to learn her lesson. Sandorne, with a criminal record that stretches back six decades, was arrested again Thursday after she broke into a home in northwest Hungary. The notorious criminal, known as the “Flying Gizi” for her habit of using commercial flights to flee the scenes of her crimes, has been convicted 20 times. In her old age, she now prefers train travel to airplanes. She claimed to be using the house to save money on lodging during the tough economic times in the country. The owner has not yet pressed charges. NOTED. A Washington man may have let thieves steal his big-screen televisions — but he wouldn’t let them drive away from the crime. Patrick Rosario, 32, of Bellevue, Wash., was in his basement Tuesday when he heard the noise of burglars upstairs. He snuck outside and found the thieves’ van idling with the keys in the ignition. He drove it away, forcing the robbers to flee on foot.
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Q U O T E D . “More than 35,000 will simultaneously kiss to show that warmth and love are at the core of this capital, the heart of the Mexican Republic.” — Statement from Mexico City’s tourism department on the city’s attempt to set a new world record for largest group kiss. Almost 40,000 couples gathered in the city’s main square Saturday to lock lips.
County Literacy Council. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: The Carolina Inn
Speaker: Frank Turek will present the second part of his lecture, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist.” He will address such questions as “Is the Bible true?” and “Are all religions right?”
Time: 7 p.m. Location: Hamilton Hall, Room 100 Dinner: Epsilon Eta Environmental Honors Fraternity will have a dinner for rushees to get to know each other and other members. Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mediterranean Deli, 410 W. Franklin St.
Tuesday Winter Lights: The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts will hold a winterthemed art exhibition with work from its member artists Tuesay. Time: all day Location: Hillsborough Gallery of Arts Meeting: Tobacco Cessation Advocates will host a “Stop Smoking Forever” meeting. To register or get more information, call Counseling and Wellness Services at 966-3658 or e-mail Glen_Martin@unc.edu. Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Counseling and Wellness Services Library tour: Wilson Library will open normally off-limits stacks for
public tours. The tour complements an exhibit that features photographs and other documents spotlighting the work of UNC’s archivists in preserving the history of the South. The event is free and open to the public. Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Wilson Library, 4th floor Workshop: Professionals will discuss getting jobs in human resources. Business-casual attire is recommended. Open to UNC students only. Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hanes Hall, Seminar Room 239B Treefest: The Orange County Festival of Trees will start tomorrow. The kickoff event will be hosted by the Arc of Orange County. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: ArtsCenter of Carrboro
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Police log n Someone stole a truck either
Thursday or Friday and took a range of items from inside, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Suspects stole a laptop computer and bag, two jackets, 200 CDs, five cases of beer and two coolers, worth a total of $5,185, reports state. Police later recovered the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, stolen from a parking lot on Henderson and Rosemary streets, reports state. n A 15-year-old Chapel Hill
resident was arrested Friday for breaking into a vending machine with two others in January, according to police reports. The resident was caught on video breaking into a machine at East Chapel Hill High School with two others on Jan. 29, reports state. The youths stole $140.20 from the machine, reports state. n Someone broke into a 2008 Subaru, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone stole a GPS and iPod, worth a total of $450, from the car, which was parked in a lot on Rosemary and Church Street, reports state. Damage of $300 to the vehicle was reported. The incident occurred either
n Someone attempted to steal meat from a grocery store Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The suspect took $20 in ham and $30 in steaks from a Food Lion on North Fordham Boulevard, reports state. The steak was recovered. n Someone smashed into a car parked on Fordham Avenue and stole from it Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Suspects took a briefcase and a calculator, worth $155 all together, after shattering the rear window, reports state. Damage of $200 to the car was reported. n Police responded to an incident of disturbing the peace inside a store Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The incident happened at AT&T Mobility on Franklin Street, reports state. n Someone damaged a wheel immobilizer that was attached to his car Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Damage of $360 to the immobilizer was reported.
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Due to a reporting error, Thursday’s pg. 3 story, “Elects want body to change,” misstated the number of students returning to Student Congress. Four students, including graduate student John Berry, were re-elected. Due to a reporting error, Friday’s pg. 2 police log identified an incorrect charge against Timothy Frederick Summers Jr. He was not charged with using a fake ID. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.
Board of Governors passes tuition increases Friday The UNC-system Board of Governors approved tuition and fee increases for 2009-10 on Friday. The N.C. General Assembly has the final say on tuition and fees, and the board must now lobby to gain support for its tuition and fee proposals and to fight against further budget cuts. Despite the UNC system’s financial strain, two board members said they could not support tuition increases at a time when N.C. families are suffering. Board members Steve Bowden and Gladys Robinson voted against the increases. The recommendations call for the following increases at UNC-Chapel Hill: $160 for resident undergraduates, $1,150 for nonresident undergraduates, $400 for resident and nonresident graduate students and $68.17 in student fees. Visit State & National news at www.dailytarheel.com for the full story.
Limited rooms available for students over Spring Break Ho u s i n g a n d R e s i d e n t i a l Education will provide some housing in Craige Residence Hall during Spring Break to accommodate students attending the UNC vs. Duke basketball game on March 8. Residence halls are scheduled to close March 6 at 6 p.m., but a limited number of empty rooms are available for students who have tickets or are members of the cheerleading squad or band. The rooms will be available free of charge the nights of March 6 and 7. The Spring Break Housing Request Form is due to the community office by noon on March 2 for those who need housing accommodation for the game. Students with questions should contact a residential education staff member or e-mail housing@ unc.edu.
University saves 61 percent of Venable building remains In the demolition of 83-yearold Venable Hall last year, the University was able to recycle or salvage 61 percent of the building’s materials. The University set a 70 percent goal during the project’s three-year planning phase, but officials said they are not disappointed with what they achieved. Sarah Myers, who works at the Environment, Health and Safety office, compiled information during the Venable project and wrote a closeout report. She submitted the report for the Carolina Recycling Association’s Green Building Award. The award, to be given in March to one recipient from North Carolina or South Carolina, recognizes responsible and sustainable building practices. “I think the 61 percent diversion rate is a big deal because it’s the first time we really emphasized salvaging, not just recycling, at the beginning of the process,” Myers said. Visit University News at www. dailytarheel.com for the full story.
Council and residents to review tethering ordinance Tonight the Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a public hearing to talk about restricting dog tethering after recent ordinances were passed by Orange County and Durham County. Current Chapel Hill ordinances do not establish any restrictions on restraint for dogs, and do not specifically address tethering, or using a leash to contain a dog. The Orange County ordinance prohibits dog owners form tethering dogs for more than three hours during any twenty-four hour period. Durham County’s ordinance prohibits tethering, with exceptions. Amanda Arrington, founder of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, said the ordinances are designed to ensure responsible dog ownership. “We do not want people to have to give up their dogs,” she said. “We want to give people ample opportunity to do the right thing.” The Council has identified four possible possibilities for action. They include not changing the current ordinances, banning all tethering, adopting ordinances similar to Orange County, or adopting ordinances similar to Durham County.
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Some get early registration Bowles By Kellen Moore
Assistant University Editor
At least 706 students will have priority registration when they sign up for fall classes, the priority registration advisory committee decided Friday. Those students — about 2.5 percent of the student body — were determined to have exceptional difficulties with class scheduling because of learning disabilities, athletic practices or other significant time commitments. They will be allowed to register the same day as others in their class, but at the earliest time slot. Eight committee members, including two students, reviewed groups’ applications for more than three hours and voted on each one. “What they’re trying to determine to the best they can is, does this individual have a more difficult time getting a viable schedule because they
Groups approved for priority registration Academic success program for students with LD/ADHD Baseball Basketball (men and women) Cross country (men and women) Field hockey Football Golf (men and women) Lacrosse (men and women) Rowing (varsity and novice) Soccer (men and women)
Tennis (men and women) Track and field (men and women) Volleyball Wrestling Athletic training Disability support services Education - elementary Robertson Scholars Navy ROTC
Groups not approved Fencing (men and women) Gymnastics Softball Swimming and diving (men and women) Education — child development and family studies Education — middle grades Air Force ROTC Army ROTC
denies racism, sexism Former chancellor ﬁled lawsuit Feb. 5
DTH ONLINE: View the lawsuit n Whether the students have will be competing during the fall. are involved in an activity?” said filed against the UNC system The committee also reviewed University Registrar Alice Poehls, required courses for their activity; alleging discrimination. n Whether the athletic team sample schedules for each group. committee chairwoman. “I make my decisions based on By Greg Smith The committee based decisions shares facilities; n Whe ther students have the information that’s in front of Assistant State & National Editor on a number of considerations: n The amount of time students required study sessions; UNC-system President Erskine n And whether the athletic team See registration, Page 10 would have available for classes; Bowles denies he discriminated against a former Fayetteville State University chancellor when she resigned in July 2007. Thelma Bryan, a black woman, filed a lawsuit against the UNC system on Feb. 5, alleging racial and gender discrimination and wrongful termination. Bryan’s departure came amid problematic audit findings in the university’s new financial accounting system and the nursing school’s low passing rate. “We’re very limited to what we can say,” Bowles said Friday. “The only thing I can assure you is that we categorically deny that there was any race or gender discrimination whatsoever.” While Bowles did not comment on asking her to resign, he said he is “very excited about the new leadership” there. Bryan’s lawsuit has been forwarded to the N.C. Office of the Attorney General, which is normal in most cases where the UNC system is being sued, said Laura Luger, vice president and general counsel for the UNC system. “Our attorney or the attorneys from the attorney general’s office will advise us in regards to the response that’s required to a complaint such as this,” Luger said. Bryan was hired as the UNC system’s first black female chancellor in 2003. Her lawsuit claims that her race and gender were factors in Bowles’ request for her resignation in addition to the school’s other problems. She also claims in the lawsuit that Bowles held a secret meetdth/Zach Gutterman ing with the other black memSylvia Coppola demonstrates the art of wheel throwing Saturday at the Turning Point Gallery in University Mall. Coppola’s hand-spun bers of the UNC-system Board of pots also incorporate textures learned while basket weaving. The award-winning pottery has appeared in more than 52 galleries. Governors to ensure they would support her dismissal. The school’s first graduating class had a 64 percent passing rate in 2007. In the same year, UNCPembroke’s nursing school had a 67 Hollingsworth, a sophomore at Carrboro percent passing rate, and Western High School and Coppola’s niece. Carolina University’s nursing school But Coppola runs the business herself. graduated 76 percent of its class. She graduated in 1978 and pursued “I’m my own marketing person, my own By Sarah Morayati Both schools are cited in Bryan’s staff writer weaving and basket making, but she soon secretary, my own photographer,” she said. lawsuit because their passing rates Amid the Valentine’s rush in University Mall returned to pottery. The textures of weaving, Fortunately, she said, the local commuwere also below the board’s minion Saturday, Sylvia Coppola, Charlotte artist of however, remained influential. nity has been supportive. mum requirement of 80 percent. more than 32 years, was hard at work. “I look for texture in everyday things,” she The Turning Point Gallery has featured Those chancellors were not Coppola sat outside the Turning Point said. In the past, she has used bottles, car her work for years in a mutually beneficial asked to step down, Bryan claims. Gallery, shaping vases, pots and bowls on her mats and even netting from onion bags. arrangement, said Sarah Coppola, Sylvia’s “Those other chancellors were pottery wheel and carving patterns into them. Another major influence, she said, was pre- daughter and gallery art consultant. actually given raises instead,” said Inside were the finished pieces, glazed Columbian artwork, which featured details “People can walk by, see what she’s doing, James Hairston, Bryan’s lawyer. in earthy browns, greens and blues. Some like carved fish or leaves on the handles. and they can come in to see the finished Since her resignation, Bryan has boasted swirls or etches in the clay. Others Coppola’s work has won many awards piece,” she said. worked as an online instructor for featured intricate handles and feet. and has appeared in more than 52 gallerShe said people are increasingly choosing Fayetteville State University with a Such details, Coppola said, set her work ies across the United States, in Clay Times local, handcrafted pieces over mass-produced salary at 60 percent of her salary as apart. magazine and in the book “Teapots: Makers items because they are more meaningful. a chancellor, which was $215,000. “You can take a plain bowl, but if you just and Collectors” by Dona Meilach. And Sylvia Coppola wants her art to be Both Bowles and Lugner refused add a handle or foot, it becomes interesting,” In 1989, Coppola founded Duck Creek used, not just displayed. to go into further details about she said. Pottery, named after a creek that runs through “When you drink your coffee out of a Bryan’s allegations. Coppola fell in love with pottery at her family’s farm. Her family, she said, has handmade mug, it just has a better feel.” Western Carolina University. always been involved with her artwork. State & National Editor Brian “It’s an ancient art,” she said. “Cavemen “I remember going down at Thanksgiving Contact the City Editor Austin contributed reporting. figured out how to make pots.” to the basement to watch her,” said Josie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the State & National Editor at email@example.com.
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Bilbao appeals disqualiﬁcation Residents don’t want Claims violation of due process By Andrew Dunn University Editor
Former student body president candidate Ron Bilbao is appealing to the Student Supreme Court his disqualification from the race. The court’s ruling could again limit the Board of Elections’ power, which has already taken two hits from the court this year. Bilbao was disqualified from the race Tuesday for not removing signs in Polk Place after Board of Elections Chairman Ryan Morgan told him to. Bilbao’s contention is that his right to due process was violated. The Student Code requires “automatic disqualification” if the elections board finds that a candidate knowingly violated election rules. But Bilbao and Morgan disagree on how this part of the Code should be interpreted. Morgan said since the Code says “automatic,” there is no need for any sort of meeting. He also said he gave Bilbao a chance to speak in his defense on election night. Bilbao and his counsel, Andrew —From staff and wire reports.
DTH ONLINE: View the Board of Elections decision that disqualified Ron Bilbao. Pham, say disqualification still requires a hearing because finding violations has a set of rules outlined elsewhere in the Code. The Student Supreme Court’s ruling will not affect the outcome of the election in any way. For the Board of Elections, defending against appeal is a symbolic action. In January, the Student Supreme Court ruled that the elections board violated due process in fining thencandidate Matt Wohlford $40 and not allowing him to present evidence in his defense. Then-candidate Ashley Klein was also fined $40 on the same charges. She filed suit but pursued her case by challenging the Board of Elections’ right to interpret campaign law. The ruling in her case affirmed the elections board’s ability to interpret elections law but also led to a 70 percent reduction to her fine after tightening the rules on what is public and private campaigning. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another complaint: the sign in the tree Former candidate Ron Bilbao also complained about how one of his campaign posters was treated. The poster was hung in a tree in the Pit, which violates two election rules in the Student Code. No sign may be hung in a tree nor in a designated polling place — which the Pit is. Bilbao and Board of Elections Chairman Ryan Morgan have different stories about what happened next. Bilbao’s version: Citing several sworn affidavits from witnesses, Bilbao alleges that Morgan ripped the sign out of the tree, crumpled it and then “danced” on it. Morgan’s version: Morgan said he saw the sign in the tree — in clear violation of the Student Code — and decided that it needed to be taken down immediately. He said he folded it up because it was so large, and kept his foot on it while sitting at the elections board polling table in the Pit to keep the banner from blowing away in the wind.
Carolina North trafﬁc By victoria stilwell Staff Writer
Although plans are far from finalized for the proposed UNC satellite campus, some residents already have concerns about its proposed northern exit road and the traffic it might bring to local neighborhoods. The concern from homeowners stems from the possibility that the main exit of Carolina North will lead to a significant increase in traffic on the Weaver Dairy Road Extension. The exit is planned to intersect Homestead Road at the same point as Weaver Dairy Road Extension. Chapel Hill Town Council Member Laurin Easthom said the council agrees that there should not be a road connection from Carolina North to Homestead Road. Easthom said the proposed exit goes against the Horace Williams Citizens’ Committee Report on Carolina North, which serves as a guideline for the town’s decisions concerning the campus. The 2003 report recommends that the University limit use of the
Carolina North campus as a cutthrough for automobiles and protect local neighborhoods through proper roadway design and placement. “(The northern exit) would provide avoidance of three traffic lights on Martin Luther King,” said Ed Bassett, a resident of a Weaver Dairy Road neighborhood. “I don’t believe it is intended to be a major access highway, but we believe that people may choose to use it to exit Carolina North.” The proposed Carolina North campus is planned for 250 acres. Residents fear heavy traffic flow from students and faculty who may choose to avoid Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard traffic by using the Weaver Dairy Road Extension instead. To decide where the connector road should go, the University and trustees conducted a preliminary report that said the proposed location would be the most appropriate, said David Bonk, the long range and transportation manager
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Poverty Center aims to expand programs economics, told the board Friday he wanted more research done on poverty issues. “There is an awful lot of advocacy and not much research,” Conway said. “Obesity, low-income health — these are the things that are more research-based. As a strategy for the short run or long run, I’d like to see more of a balance.” On campus, the poverty center is teaming up with the Campus Y’s Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication group to put on Poverty Awareness Week from March 30 to April 3. “I hope this is the start of a close working relationship with the Campus Y and the Poverty Center,” Nichol said. The play “Blood Done Sign My Name,” an adaptation of the
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playing the piece. A blend of runs and overlapping notes gave each of the seven dances Hahn played their own personality. “At every concert, things take on a different character,” Hahn said in an interview afterward. The camaraderie between Hahn and her piano accompanist, Valentina Lisitsa, also was evident. As they entered the stage together before each song, it looked as though they had been having some sort of secret conversation offstage. They made eye contact frequently during the pieces, as if to check up on each other. Each half of the concert received a standing ovation, and Hahn was accommodating as she obliged the audience with an encore piece. “We are lucky to have her perform,” said Institute of the Environment professor Greg Gangi, who regularly attends Carolina Performing Arts shows. “And I hope more students take advantage to see these world-class performers.” Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
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Edwards declares his candidacy for president of the United States. UNC Law professor Marion Crain was appointed to fill his role as director of the center.
Gene Nichol, the embattled former president of the College of William and Mary and a former dean of UNC’s School of Law, is named the new poverty center director. He takes over for Crain, who announced he is leaving to teach law at Washington University in St. Louis.
The center is given a $2 million gift from Michael Cucchiara and Marty Hayes, a Chapel Hill couple. The gift ensures that the center would survive past when Edwards’ two-year contract expired.
Hallie Lipsey — 75 votes for student
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body president Lipsey was the top vote-getter among write-in candidates, despite never declaring any interest in the office. Several other students did that for her. In the weeks before the election, large A-frame signs bearing Lipsey’s name and likeness appeared in the Pit, asking students to elect her for student body president. A “Heels for Hallie” Facebook group still has 124 members. Among her platform points, according to the signs and Facebook groups: Allowing jousting in the quad, promoting Velociraptor Awareness Day, enforcing a mandatory 5-second rule, putting an Alpine Bagel in every building and looking “remarkably like” current president J.J. Raynor. “I also wish I could take credit for such a ‘diverse’ and ‘entertaining’ platform, but alas, it is the evil genius of some pretty hilarious people. I have to say, though, jousting on the quad would be rather fantastic,” Lipsey stated in an e-mail.
Junior Hallie Lipsey says she had nothing to do with the A-frame sign in the Pit launching her SBP campaign.
Tyler Hansbrough — 31 votes.
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Jesus — 7
Roy Williams — 5 Batman — 3 Barack Obama — 3 The staff of the nearest Hooters — 1 Scuba Steve — 1 Hinton James — 1 Your Mom — 1
One voter designated “Jesus H. Christ” to differentiate between the Jesus Christs on campus.
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With 11 votes in the District 6 race in Student Congress, Hansbrough came just 25 votes short of winning a seat.
Mickey Mouse — 9 The voter who wrote in Mickey for student body president noted that he or she thought Mickey’s platform would be more realistic.
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Classical music enthusiasts of all ages packed Memorial Hall on Saturday night to witness the spectacle that is Hilary Hahn, worldfamous Grammy Award-winning concert violinist. The lobby of Memorial Hall was bustling until 7:40 p.m., when Hahn ended her sound check. From the last row of the balcony down to the front of the orchestra pit, almost every seat in the 1,434-capacity auditorium was full. With a strong posture and controlled movements, Hahn’s presence filled the entire stage. She emerged from stage left in a brown floor-length satin dress that swished as she strode to the middle of the stage. Hahn played without a microphone, but volume never became an issue. When she played, the music sounded like it was coming from personal headphones, even to those sitting near the back of the concert hall. Her sound was rich and resonant and glided easily over the audience.
Hahn transitioned easily between different styles and time periods throughout the performance. Her two-hour set contained a mixture of Romanian and Hungarian folk-inspired dances, mixed with the works of lesserknown artists such as Eugene Ysaye, a 19th-century Belgian composer, and Charles Ives, an early 20thcentury American composer. “I’m surprised that it was so folkand dance-based, but I thought she really brought out the passion and autumnal mood,” said sophomore Julia Loewenthal, who also saw Hahn when she played in Charlotte in 2006. Hahn opened each half of the concert with an Ysaye violin concerto, difficult pieces that allowed her to wow the audience and capture attention. The first was Ysaye’s “Sonata for solo violin No. 4 in E Minor,” a song full of exceptionally high notes and double stops, which Hahn flew through with ease and zeal. And Hahn’s body movement during Johannes Brahms’ highspirited “Hungarian Dances” made it evident that she was having fun
Timothy Tyson book, will be performed April 13. A panel discussion with Tyson and Mike Wiley, who adapted the play for the stage, will be held afterward. The book deals with issues of race and poverty in 1970s North Carolina. Nichol described the play as “terrific fun and a change of pace.” The internship program for this summer currently has three to five spots available, Nichol said. Students involved will be working with the local homeless community.
In light of the country’s recent economic struggles, the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is expanding its programs and centering its focus for 2009. “What I want to do is shift the focus to have much more involvement with students and much more intense focus on poverty in North Carolina,” said Gene Nichol, director of the center, at a meeting with the center’s advisory board Friday. A conference to discuss solutions to North Carolina’s main poverty issues, a play about poverty issues and a summer internship program are all planned for the coming months. The conference, to be held
April 7 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, will focus on six main issues affecting poor North Carolinians. Those issues include better access to health care, greater investment in the N.C. Housing Trust Fund and expanded enrollment in community colleges. Nichol said he hopes to take action on poverty issues by bringing together a group of diverse experts at the conference. The N.C. economy grew between 2000 and 2007, but poverty levels also grew, Nichol said. “If poverty grows while the economy is growing, then you can really worry about what will happen to poor North Carolinians when the wheels come off,” he added. Patrick Conway, a professor of
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Free tuition for NCSSM students could be cut One money-saving idea for system By Morgan Smallwood
The N.C. General Assembly might consider cutting a tuition waiver that has given free tuition to students who graduate from N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. Eliminating the program would directly affect the 442 NCSSM graduates at UNC-Chapel Hill who are attending the school with the tuition waiver. It’s one of several suggestions from Richard Bostic, a fiscal analyst for the General Assembly, on how the UNC system can save money. The tuition grant program covers the tuition of any NCSSM graduate who attends one of the UNC-system schools. There are NCSSM students at 14 of the 16 UNC-system universities. The program cost the state an estimated $3.1 million dollars for the 2008-09 school year, with a total of 87.5 percent of the students remaining in state attending UNCCH and N.C. State University. NCSSM is a residential magnet high school for academically talented students in grades 11-12, and is legislatively mandated to distribute admissions across all districts
of the state. Rob Nelson, vice president for finance for the UNC system, said in an e-mail that cutting the tuition waiver has been mentioned before. “I’m sure the issues raised will be among options considered to reduce budgets,” he said. The tuition waiver program for NCSSM came under fire almost immediately after it was first implemented in 2004. In 2007, two senators introduced a bill to phase out the program. The bill died in committee. Lauren Everhart, director of communications at NCSSM, said the school knows the economy is bad, but still hopes the legislature will continue the tuition waiver and keep the school’s graduates in state. “Our students are some of the best and brightest, and the program helps retain those students in the state after they graduate,” Everhart said. “It’s important to the state that these students remain. It is the most equitable way to distribute a merit-based scholarship.” Before the program was initiated in 2004, only 55 percent of NCSSM graduates remained in
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North Carolina after graduation. Now she says that number has risen to 80 percent. Bostic said he thinks it will be some time before programs such as the NCSSM tuition grant are affected. He said his paper simply outlines some possible avenues for the General Assembly and the Board of Governors to consider. Bostic also suggested an overall increase in student tuition and an increase in tuition surcharges — the costs students pay for exceeding 140 credit hours. His paper also called for potentially eliminating tuition waivers to resident and nonresident scholarship recipients and senior citizens. “What I put out there was to tell the members all the different tuition things that are in the system. It suggested that they could look at these as possibilities,” Bostic said. “It’s meant to spark the conversation, that conversation may end with all the things we do are fine and leave them alone,” Bostic said. “Or it may end up with implementing some of these ideas.” Contact the State & National Editor at email@example.com.
National and World News Ill. lawmakers tell Pakistani government imposes Burris to resign Islamic law in response to militants CHICAGO (MCT) — Illinois Republican lawmakers on Sunday lashed out at U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, calling for his resignation and a criminal investigation into whether he perjured himself in testimony related to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment. House Republicans are calling for a perjury investigation into Burris because he failed to disclose that he talked with multiple Blagojevich allies about the Senate seat. They also say that Burris was asked by Blagojevich’s brother to hold a fundraiser for the former governor.
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more aggressive military efforts against Islamic militants and to criticize attempts to negotiate peace deals. Pakistani officials said Islamic law, or sharia, would be imposed in a vast region of northwestern Pakistan called Malakand under a deal hammered out with the militants over the weekend. Zardari admitted the country is in grave danger from the Taliban, whom he said are present in “huge parts” of Pakistan. “We are aware of the fact (the Taliban are) trying to take over the state of Pakistan. So, we’re fighting for the survival of Pakistan,” Zardari said.
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CARACAS, Venezuela (MCT) — Venezuelans began voting Sunday morning in a national referendum that will decide whether President Hugo Chavez will have the right to run for re-election in 2012 and beyond. Venezuelans are being asked to vote “si” or “no” to scrapping term limits for Chavez and all elected officials, and their decision will help determine whether Chavez will have the additional 10 years in power he says he needs to carry out his plans for what he calls “21st century socialism.” Chavez, who’s already served 10 years as president, held a slim lead in pre-election public opinion polls.
SACRAMENTO, Calif (MCT) — Police in Sacramento are looking for leads in the case of Lance Armstrong’s missing $10,000plus time trial bike. Early Sunday morning, officials from Armstrong’s Team Astana reported that that the one-of-akind black and gold bike that he used Saturday in the Sacramento prologue and three other teammates’ bikes were stolen from a team truck. The bikes were stolen from an unmarked moving truck parked in the alley behind a Sacramento hotel between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 a.m. Sunday when the theft was discovered, according to police statements.
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Wants questions “When drivers get mad, they tend to pass Economy one factor affecting children “Most of the cases we you very, very close. If they just brush investigate for abuse on license exam
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The number of children in foster homes is at one of its highest points ever in Orange County. Given the tough economic conditions, people in social services fear that even more children could join the foster care system in the near future. There were 145 children in Orange County’s foster care system at the end of January, up from its lowest point on record of 97 children in March 2002, though the sharpest increase occurred from 2002 to 2006. “It goes up and down, and it’s at a high level at this point,” said Denise Shaffer, the assistant director for social work services in Orange County. “A number of things are coming together.” These include the state of the economy, fewer people deciding to foster children and more issues related to mental health and substance abuse, she said. The Orange County Department of Social Services tries first to keep children with family members before looking for a foster family, Shaffer said.
“I would anticipate fewer family members would be in a position to care for a child because of the economy,” she said. “Or they might be less willing to step up.” And the economy can lead to situations that put children in foster care in the first place, said Sammy Haithcock, the director for Durham County’s Department of Social Services. “In general, most of the cases that we investigate for abuse and neglect are related to poverty,” he said. “So economic issues can definitely have an effect.” And as families have a more difficult time because of economic conditions, the government resources are being stretched increasingly thin as well. The Department of Social Services also is responsible for food, welfare and adoption services, all affected by the economy. “When the economy takes a dive, the (Department of Social Services) is where people go,” Shaffer said. But Haithcock said it’s difficult to determine why there is an increase in the number of children at any given point.
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Bringing one family with many children can skew the numbers for a month, without being evidence of a trend, Haithcock said. “The way to look at it is that every child that comes into care is an individual,” he said. “It’s important for the agency to look at the actual case and try to determine causation.” Shaffer said the N.C. foster care systems will continue dealing with increased client loads as long as poor economic conditions persist. “It seems to me the downturn is starting to hit people that it didn’t before,” she said. “I would anticipate it being even more of a problem in the future.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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Chapel Hill Town Council member Matt Czajkowski is formulating a plan to protect cyclists on roads. The proposal involves adding a section of questions to the state driver’s license exam. The questions would test drivers on current cyclist laws, which grant cyclists full use of lanes and protection against aggressive passing. Greater tolerance of cyclists on the road could result in fewer bikerelated accidents. “When drivers get mad, they tend to pass you very, very close,” Czajkowski said. “If they just brush you, it could be a catastrophic event.” He said he was shocked to read the section of the N.C. Driver’s Handbook that pertained to cyclists. “Bicyclists usually ride on the right side of the lane but are entitled to use the full lane,” the handbook states. “A bicyclist staying to the right in their lane is accommodating fol-
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though three feet is recommended, he said in an e-mail. Bicyclists often take the full lane for self-protection, to prevent cars from passing around blind corners or at the tops of hills, he said. While biking toward downtown Chapel Hill on N.C. 54, he often is forced into the middle lane when the road absorbs traffic from N.C. 15-501. “We say we want to see more people using their bikes,” he said. “Anyone living on the other side of the 15-501 off-ramp is taking their life into their own hands if they want to take that route.” The town council could turn to the state legislature for changes, unless they could be implemented directly by the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, he said.
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wo UNC sports traditions have been questioned on this page: Chanting “Go to hell Duke” after “Hark the Sound,” and “Let’s go Tar Heels” while the opposing team is introduced. Apparently, these things are not “classy.” Whether they are is up for debate, but they certainly violate linguistic COLUMNIST maxims of natural language. Grice’s Conversational Maxims come from the linguistic field of discourse analysis, which deals with the meanings of conversations. The maxims aren’t things you learned in school; they are just things that humans are supposed to know and innately follow. They are quality, quantity, relevance and manner. And through our sports chants, we violate three out of the four. The quality maxim: “Do not say what you believe to be false. Do not say that for which you lack adequate evidence.” Although they are the Blue Devils, we can’t even be sure hell exists, and if it does, most people think only God knows who’s going. “Go to hell Duke” violates the quality maxim because, although we are UNC students, we are mere mortals and, really, have no more than a good guess about the eternal fate of others’ souls. For the relevance maxim, you must “say things related to the topic of conversation.” Obviously when we play N.C. State it makes little sense to shout “Go to hell Duke.” And when the other team is introduced, boos are expected, which after all, are more pertinent than our cheering for our team. By ignoring them, we show we’re not on the same topic. Quantity involves “not making your contribution to the conversation more or less informative then necessary.” We all know Duke is vastly inferior to us. But it’s a bit too informative to bring eternal damnation into every conversation, and less informative to other teams to shout “Let’s go Tar Heels” over and over again. But the final one, manner, we’ve got down pat: “Avoid obscurity of expression. Avoid ambiguity. Be brief. Be orderly.” Apart from the times when we get overenthusiastic and start clapping too fast, there’s something very concise about these chants. That’s part of the reason why we do them. But, as I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, life would be very boring if we followed Grice all the time. No white lies, which violate quality. No obscure idioms or abbreviations, which violate manner. No “That’s what she said” jokes, which violate relevance. Actually, no jokes, period, as they tend to violate quantity. And that’s the point, in a way. The maxims are supposed to be violated. And it’s those violations that shock us, that make us laugh or think a little harder about what’s been said, because it has deviated from the norm. So, if we want to shake up our opponents, we should keep violating away. But we should be careful about how we do it. No writing “Go to Hell Duke” on large signs at the games, as writing can be more forceful than speaking. And breaking the maxim of relevance with our “Let’s go Tar Heels” chant is far more preferable than breaking manner and straight-out booing. UNC beat Duke on Wednesday. Let’s help our team have the home court advantage March 8 — and all the games in between— so we can win again. But remember Grice, and stay at least a little classy.
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vote “yes.” Last Tuesday, the rules and judiciary committee passed three bills that would bring much-needed improvement to the Student Code, pending Congress’ approval. Congress should pass all three bills. Here’s why:
Election reform This year’s campaign season made clear that changes to the election process are needed. The Board of Elections consistently made a mess of things by arbitrarily expanding its powers — violating both the Student Code and state law in the process. Vague clauses in the Code are partially to blame for this. The pending measure before Congress seeks to eliminate
ambiguity in the Student Code and provide clear guidelines for how elections should be run. There was also a serious lack of consistency with previous year’s election laws. For instance, the board banned this year’s candidates from soliciting signatures in residence halls, something past boards have always allowed. If passed, the new bill would reinstate dormstorming and ensure that future elections don’t suffer the same hiccups as this year’s.
Tuition transparency This bill, introduced by Student Body President J.J. Raynor, would be a big step to bring more transparency to tuition changes. It would publicize a report that details how and where
tuition money is spent. This report would increase students’ awareness of the decisions being made and would encourage greater cooperation between student government and the Board of Trustees.
Carson scholarship Congress should also approve a bill that would explicitly define the makeup of the committee responsible for choosing the recipient of the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Junior-Year Merit Scholarship. The proposed committee would include four students appointed directly by the student body president. Confirmation by Congress would not be required for these appointments. The newly elected Congress has an opportunity to pass several significant bills and should vote yes to all three.
Overturn lingering law Carrboro should not demean and discriminate by prohibiting standing in certain places
he Board of Aldermen should lift an ordinance that prohibits lingering at an intersection where day workers look for work. The ban is demeaning to those affected by it and is discriminatory toward Latinos. The ordinance prohibits lingering on the corner of Jones Ferry and Davie roads between 11 a.m. and 5 a.m. This intersection is an unofficial pickup zone for those looking for temporary employ-
ment. They are regularly picked up for contractual work at this intersection. The ordinance was originally proposed because residents complained about the laborers’ drinking, smoking and urinating publicly in the area. But the solution is not to ban human presence on that corner. It is for police to increase their presence.
It’s impossible to prevent crime by simply legislating where people may stand. In addition, forbidding congregation makes it more difficult for these day laborers to find work. Moreover, some critics of the ordinance have argued that it unfairly singles out Latinos. They’re right. The ordinance is discriminatory, and the board should consider that when they reconvene next month.
No bail for grave offenses Illegal immigrants arrested for serious offenses should not have the right to post bail
llegal immigrants should not have the right to post bail when arrested for serious crimes. Illegal immigrants who pose a threat to North Carolina citizens should be detained and held until tried. A new N.C. bill has been introduced that would deny illegal immigrants the right to post bail under certain circumstances. Those charged with sex offenses, drug trafficking, gang related offenses, violent felony charges or driving offenses would be held without the opportunity to post bail. The passage of this bill
would be a step in the right direction in dealing with the state’s illegal-immigrant problem. A c c o r d i n g t o t h e U. S . Department of Homeland Sec urity, in 2007 Nor th Carolina had an estimated 380,000 illegal immigrants, the ninth-largest illegal-immigrant population in the United States. Opponents of the bill argue that denying bail to individuals violates their Constitutional rights. But let’s remember that those affected by this bill are not lawfully present in the United States. The well-being and rights of
actual United States citizens should come first. Regardless of the costs of detaining and holding illegal immigrants, the safety of taxpayers should be the state’s No. 1 priority. Allowing potentially violent, uninsured illegal immigrants to disappear after being charged with a serious crime is irresponsible. Denying illegal immigrants the right to post bail is an essential measure that will help protect the citizens of North Carolina. Passing this bill would send a message to those who unlawfully reside in the state that we mean business.
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TO THE EDITOR: I take issue with staff writer David Riedell’s omission of any student voices or opinions on the continuous enrollment policy in his article (“Students protest grad policy,” Feb. 13). Instead, readers were served Chancellor Holden Thorp’s and Graduate School dean Steven Matson’s comments, as if these outlined the complex contours of this debate. If Riedell wanted to present a balanced report on what this issue is and why it is important, he should have interviewed some graduate students or at least quoted some of the several questions that were raised at the meeting. I read an excellent and substantial report on the questionand-answer session through the history graduate listserv. It is a shame Riedell did not take the time to record as detailed a discussion. I urge The Daily Tar Heel to come back to this issue and interview the students whom this policy will impact the most.
TO THE EDITOR: At this moment, an increase in student fees just doesn’t make sense. The proposed expansion from $2.44 to $12.81 of the child care fee represents a sizable increase for a program that would benefit only the very few. Given that students will be forced to pay more tuition by recent action of the Board of Governors, families experiencing financial shortfalls can’t bear the burden of a further increase. In a campuswide e-mail about the budget, Chancellor Holden Thorp said, “We’ve got to be strategic and look critically at everything we do.” Yet in the midst of financial difficulties, we’re being asked to pay for a service utilized by so few. However well-intended, a student fee increase for child-care services is needless and should be voted down Tuesday.
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More student opinion is needed in new grad policy TO THE EDITOR: While Friday’s article (“Students protest grad policy,” Feb. 13) focused on the difficulties graduate students who wish to take a break from their studies will have under this new policy, it did not even mention the main concern voiced by students at Thursday’s open house: University support for students who need to leave campus to undertake necessary dissertation research. For many students, off-campus research is a required component of UNC’s graduate curriculum. For students studying European history, for example, it is simply impossible to write a dissertation that will be accepted at UNC without conducting research in European archives. Prior to Thursday’s open house with Chancellor Holden Thorp and Steven Matson, dean of the Graduate School, administrators charged with drafting the continuous enrollment policy had not responded to graduate students’ concerns about the effect of mandated continuous enrollment on those students who must conduct off-campus research. The comments made by Matson on Thursday suggested solutions to some of these concerns, but many important questions were left unanswered. Because administrators have continued to insist that they alone will draft the policy, students remain concerned that these remaining problems will not be addressed. Thus, despite Matson and Thorp’s ameliorating comments on Thursday, the situation remains worrisome for many students. Shutting students out from the drafting process and blocking their access to important information about the policy will only perpetuate rumors about its potentially devastating effects for graduate students. Steve Milder UNC Graduate School History
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TO THE EDITOR: Female students coming up the escalator in Lenoir Dining Hall on Thursday were greeted with a welcome and a rose to celebrate the annual Valentine’s Day dinner. Male students were not. Any man who wanted a rose had to take it upon himself to acquire one in any way he could. In a campus that claims to be liberal, we should not allow such a divisive message based on gender to be broadcast. This practice tries to maintain that not only is there a clear line between genders, but that it is always visible. This is certainly not true, especially in a school as gifted as we are with people willing to explore their full gender identities. Unless we are to believe that the practice of a male handing roses to unknown females has a sexual undertone, we should not allow this practice to continue unmitigated. Either ensure that everyone is respected, or discontinue it altogether. Don’t create division and send a skewed message. Brett Kessler Sophomore English
Disdain for interracial relationships still exists TO THE EDITOR: I applaud Amanda Younger for bringing the issue of interracial relationships to attention (“Be my Valentine: Love is colorblind,” Feb. 12). I am a white female dating a black male, and I have often been criticized by minority students and white students alike. Even in such a liberal town as Chapel Hill, I am still faced with mean looks and mumbled curses every day on Franklin Street. I would just like to say: He is not a basketball player; I am not a white floozy he is getting lucky with; we do not care if you don’t like the fact that we hold hands. If we offend you, feel free to look away. Stephanie Corriher Senior Political Science department and phone number. ➤ Edit: The DTH edits for space, clarity, accuracy and vulgarity. Limit letters to 250 words.
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The Alert Carolina sirens were not activated because there was no gunman on campus, gas leak or tornado — the only scenarios in which sirens are used. Without official information, rumors flew from students leaving campus and on the Internet. Several students said they heard gunshots, among other scenarios. “I feel like I should be informed about these things,” junior Lindsay Alexander said. “We heard all these crazy rumors about a guy shooting a gun on North Campus, and that was the only information we had.” DPS, Chapel Hill police and Orange County law enforcement will continue investigating the origin of the threat, Young said. Anyone who saw suspicious activity on campus is asked to call 911.
songs and cheers almost as soon as the driver revved the engine. Allison said he hopes that the numbers and enthusiasm keeps increasing yearly. “I don’t think anything at UNC this big has ever happened — progressive whites and blacks from different organizations working together,” he said. Allison said students care about workers’ rights, affordable housing and health care because they will soon deal with the same problems. Many students also wore yellow gags around their mouths that had “Repeal 95-98” written on them to protest a statewide ban on collective bargaining. The route led the activists through historic sites in downtown Raleigh, starting with Chavis Park, which was
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in a revised platform. And the defeated four candidates think that, by throwing their lot in with Jones, they can change the election’s outcome. “If we can bring your old voters back and our old voters back, then you win this thing,” Klein said. If the five candidates bring back the exact same voters as Tuesday’s election, their combined 4,844 votes would top Edwards’ 3,288. “Obviously, it’s worrisome,” Edwards said. “But I don’t think it’s in any way indicative of how Tuesday’s election is going to go.”
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the only park blacks were allowed to enter during segregation, and went by Shaw University, where the first student nonviolent committee met during the civil rights movement. Woody Woodard, president of the Statesville NAACP, said the weather probably kept the march’s numbers from reaching last year’s high of 5,000 people, but said the youth turnout was higher than last year. Senior Kennetra Irby, a member of the UNC chapter of the NAACP, said the causes supported at the march were universal. “These are points that resonate with everybody,” she said. “It’s going to show the legislature that people in N.C. are really invested in the state, and we are going to push for what we want.” Contact the State & National Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Department of Public Safety officers stand on the steps between the Student Union and Student Stores late Sunday night, keeping the Pit cleared. Nearby campus buildings were evacuated following a bomb threat. He stressed that just because the candidates are endorsing together doesn’t mean that their voters, or even campaign workers, will follow suit. Runoff elections also tend to see lower voter turnout. Edwards said the people who voted for him were likely to come back, but the other candidates worried that theirs wouldn’t. The defeated four candidates noted how their voters were enthusiastic about them, not Jones, and said it would be hard to get them to turn out again. They also recognized the limited time frame within which they would have to work.
“We have, essentially, one day to get these changes to people,” Bilbao said. “The things that we could do in month, we have to do in a day.” In the two-hour meeting, the five camps discussed how to spread the word about the decision, including mass e-mails to lists and their own teams about why they support Jones. They also plan to mobilize people to be in the Pit today and Tuesday and go to classrooms on election day. The group erected an A-frame sign bearing all their campaign logos in the Pit on Sunday. The group also spent significant time addressing the concerns that
people had during the regular election, especially the claim that Jones does not know policy as well as her competition. “If you run a platform campaign, you’re going to lose,” said Adam Storck, one of Betts’ campaign workers who filled in for Betts during the meeting. They stressed that Jones needed to be more open and more personable. But Bilbao, in a moment of jest, summed up the group’s goal. “You know, between the five of us, we could probably win a campaign.” at email@example.com.
Reasons prosecutors give for seeking the death penalty In seeking the death penalty for Demario James Atwater, federal prosecutors are arguing that these factors were present during Eve Carson’s killing: 1. Death during commission of another crime. Carson was kidnapped before she was killed. 2. Heinous, cruel or depraved manner of committing offense. The homicide involved torture and serious physical abuse of Carson. 3. Pecuniary gain. $1,400 was taken from Carson’s accounts before she was killed.
4. Substantial planning and premeditation. 5. Witness elimination. Atwater killed Carson in order to eliminate her as a witness to kidnapping, carjacking and robbery. 6. Post-homicide obstruction of justice. Atwater destroyed evidence by dismantling and disposing of weapons. 7. Multiple shootings culminating in the victim’s killing by a close-range shotgun blast. Carson was already wounded by four small bullets when
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Atwater fired from close range through her hand and into her brain. 8. Prior criminal history. Atwater already had two felony convictions and was under supervised probation at the time of the crime. 9. Involvement of a minor to commit the offenses. Atwater committed the crime with Lawrence Alvin Lovette, who was 17 at the time. 10. Victim impact evidence. Atwater caused loss to Carson and her family by killing her, as shown by the impact of her death.
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me,” said junior David Bevevino, a committee member. “If two groups that seem similar don’t give me the same information, I can’t judge them the same way.” There is no numerical limit on how many students the committee can approve, but the policy recommends that no more than 25 percent of seats in a course should be available for priority registration. The eight groups that were not
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for Chapel Hill. But the town has not seen that analysis, Bonk said. University officials could not be reached for comment. The town is also planning to conduct its own transportation study to determine the proper placement, which is scheduled to
approved will have an opportunity to appeal to the committee on Friday. When groups appealed last year, the committee did not reverse any decisions, Poehls said. “That’s not meant to be a precedent,” she said. This is the committee’s third semester determining which groups will receive priority registration. Before the committee was created, deans could recommend individual students for priority registration as part of an informal system. be conducted this spring. Bonk said Carolina North’s 50-year completion timeline makes it hard for the town to plan what will be needed. “I think part of the dilemma is that when the University says it’s needed, we’re not sure when it’s needed,” Bonk said. No plans have been finalized, Easthom said, and the council will continue to work with University
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Professor Steve Reznick, who was chairman of the task force that created the policy, said that he was glad that priority registration is being addressed explicitly, but that changes still need to be made. “What we have done is moved toward developing a policy that works,” Reznick said. “We are very proud to be at a University that By Jeannine O’Brian Staff Writer wants to do this right.” Several organizations will spend this week informing the UNC comContact the University Editor munity about sexual violence and at email@example.com. gender stereotypes. “This is something that everyone trustees to make sure everyone’s needs to be aware of in light of recent interests are considered. events, not just on campus, but Until then, concerns will con- nationally,” said Ricky Jackson, prestinue to be voiced. ident of Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural “It’s against town policy,” fraternity Inc., which is co-sponsorEasthom said. “It’s against the cur- ing the week of events. rent town council’s wishes, and it’s The week, called Women’s going to be a point of contention in Appreciation Week, will take place future meetings.” for the first time this year. While violence against women Contact the City Editor is an important issue, it’s only one at firstname.lastname@example.org. aspect of the week, said Ashley Fogle, associate director of the Carolina Women’s Center, which is co-sponsoring the event. “They’re focusing on several different angles, which I think is really good,” Fogle said. The week’s first event is a forum on Monday evening about gender stereotypes called “Boys are … Girls are … .” “It’s a great way to kick off the week to think about the culture that
men and women live in,” Fogle said. Wednesday’s event, “Guard, Protect and Defend,” will include a self-defense seminar and a short presentation on domestic abuse, sexual assault and rape. Thursday’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is part of an international initiative to stop sexual violence. Men will put on women’s highheeled shoes and walk a mile to raise money for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. “Sexual violence affects everyone,” said Shamecca Bryant, development director of the Rape Crisis Center. “We are grateful and excited to be working with Psi Sigma Phi.” Representatives from the center will be at the event with information about their services, getting involved at the center and working with sexual violence survivors. Psi Sigma Phi brainstormed for the week and then asked its cosponsors to make signs, publicize the event and sponsor door prizes. Carolina Hispanic Association will sponsor Wednesday evening’s door prizes, said Ronald Batres, the group’s president.
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“All the successful social movements of the century have involved very well organized student alliances,” Hamilton said, adding that the annual $4 billion that college and university campuses spend on food industries give students the opportunity to have greater influence. Real Food Challenge aims to redirect 20 percent — or roughly $800 million — of those funds toward purchasing food that is produced locally and under humane conditions with minimal environmental impact. UNC junior Alena Steen, a member of FLO Food, said she hopes attendees take what they learned at the conference back home and apply it in their local communities. “I hope they are equipped with tools to effect change and hopefully the inspiration to do that.” Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kaitlyn Messinger scored the lone goal in overtime to lead No. 9 North Carolina to a 14-13 overtime win against No. 12 Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon in the season opener for both teams at the VU Lacrosse Complex. The Tar Heels led 3-1 in the opening minutes of the game before Cara Giordano gave VU its first lead at 4-3 with 12 minutes left in the first period. UNC (1-0) charged out of the locker room to start the second half, building a 12-8 lead in the first seven minutes. The Commodores (0-1) battled back to pull even at 13-13 off another Giordano goal with five minutes left. Both teams shut down their opponents’ scoring in the first of two 3-minute overtime periods, but Kaitlyn Messinger tallied the gamewinning goal for UNC with two minutes left in the second period. Logan Ripley recorded 10 saves while Corey Donohoe led Carolina with four goals. Megan Bosica had two goals and an assist and Jenn Russell and Chelsea Parks scored two goals apiece for Carolina.
WOMEN’S TENNIS MADISON, Wis. — No. 11 North Carolina won five of six singles matches and rebounded from a pair of tough losses to top No. 68 Wisconsin, 6-1, in a consolation match Sunday at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium. UNC started the weekend with losses as they fell to No. 5 Stanford 5-2 on Saturday and lost a tight match 4-3 to No. 4 Baylor on Friday.
TRACK AND FIELD Callie Pottinger and Vanneisha Ivy each earned NCAA provisional marks Friday night at the Dick Taylor Carolina Invitational held in the Eddie Smith Field House to close out the home portion of the indoor schedule. On the men’s side both Charles Cox (200-meter sprint) and Ryan Booker (400-meter sprint) claimed individual wins for the Tar Heels.
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North Carolina hosted four teams this weekend in the Carolina Classic and defeated all of them, improving to 8-2 on the season. Friday afternoon, the Tar Heels routed their two opponents, Wichita State and George Washington, with 7-0 and 8-0 scores, respectively. They finished the weekend with a 2-0 shutout against Penn State. But the game of the weekend was Saturday’s match-up of No. 23 UNC and No. 9 California. Junior Danielle Spaulding pitched seven innings the day before, and senior Lisa Norris was nursing a sore arm. So it was freshman Constance Orr who got the call against the Bears after having thrown five scoreless innings against George Washington the previous day. Orr, who went into the game with a 2-0 record and 10 scoreless innings pitched on the season, wasn’t a bad choice for UNC, but she said after that she was nervous about starting the big game. The jitters showed as UC jumped to an early lead with two runs on four hits in the first inning. But an inning later, UNC junior Stephanie Murad stepped to the plate to pinch-hit with the bases loaded and two outs. The fourth
pitch of the at-bat was sent over the right field fence. Just like that, the scoreboard read: UNC 4, UC 2. “I’ve been working a lot on outside pitches and really waiting on the ball, and I saw that on a great opportunity to do so,” Murad said. “So I took advantage.” After that, Orr settled down, and it became a pitchers’ duel. It wasn’t until the sixth inning that the Bears strung some hits together again. UC catcher Sanoe Kekahuna lead off the top of the sixth with a solo shot to bring the Bears within one. “I knew I made a mistake. I missed my spot,” Orr said. “It’s a good hitting team, so when I make mistakes, I expect to get hit.” Two hits later, the Bears were threatening again with runners on first and second and two outs. It seemed they would tie the game when UC pinch-hitter Bernice Masaniai ripped a line drive into left field, but UNC freshman Kelli Wheeler threw a laser to cut down UC pinch-runner Nikki Schrey at the plate to preserve the lead. “She’s got one of the best arms I’ve seen an outfielder have, and we’ve had some good ones,” coach Donna Papa said of Wheeler. After that, the Tar Heels held on for the 4-3 victory.
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The eighth loss of the season for the North Carolina wrestling team might carry the most substance moving toward the ACC Tournament. The Tar Heels fell 24-15 to No. 4 Nebraska on Saturday night in the Smith Center in a match that was closer than the score indicated. Despite the loss, it was a suc-
ance beam and floor exercise and third all-around. But while being one of the team’s top performers, she suffered an fall on uneven bars. “I was happy with the way everything happened except bars,” Nguyen said. “I hope that never happens again.” After solid performances on vault, UNC entered its final event trailing N.C. State 145.325144.700. The first-place Wolfpack took over the floor and the speakers as they commanded the arena’s attention. But all the Tar Heels heard was Galvin’s admonition to focus. “Since we know we had falls throughout the meet, there’s definitely pressure,” Jacob said. “You have to hit and get that score we need.” Jacob, one of the final competitors, began her routine by gripping
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cessful senior night individually for Justin Dobies and Vincent Ramirez, who both recorded wins in their final home match. Sophomore Nick Stabile and junior Ben Fiacco also won, with Stabile picking up North Carolina’s lone pin of the night. Coach C.D. Mock said the match was a true test of his team’s readiness for the postseason, and he was happy with his team’s performance. the beam and suspending herself in the air. After a nearly flawless execution of her routine, Jacob was ready for her dismount. As she landed on the mat, Jacob took a brief pause before raising her arms in a near-perfect landing. “It’s one of the best routines I’ve done in competition,” Jacob said. “I stuck the dismount, which I don’t normally do. That was amazing.” Jacob tied for first place with a 9.850, and the Tar Heels finished with their strongest results in an event all day. But it was not enough to catch the Wolfpack, and the Tar Heels finished in second place overall. “At the end of the meet I told them I was proud of the way they refocused and came back strong,” Galvin said. “The lesson we’re walking out of here with is that we have to focus from the very beginning to the very end.”
wasn’t sure if he was going to keep going all the way or shoot a pull-up. I waited for him a little bit, and he tried to lay it up over me. … Luckily, I got up high enough to catch it.” And then with UNC still only up 1, it was Tyler Hansbrough taking a charge in the corner with 44 seconds left to give UNC the ball and set up Lawson’s third clutch shot. Although it wasn’t a vintage performance by any means, Lawson’s heroics keep UNC on its ACC roll after starting 0-2 in the conference. “It’s the beginning of the season. Coach told us, we just play our game, things will take care of themselves,” Lawson said about the turnaround. “Now we’re two games up on everybody. So it just feels good. Just keep doing what we’re doing and we’ll probably win the ACC.”
According to the International Herald Tribune, Mike Bellotti, the NCAA football rules committee chairman, is seeking opinions from coaches about the possibility of making celebrations live-ball fouls. As the rules currently stand, celebration penalties are dead-ball offenses, drawing a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing extra point kick. If excessive celebrations were a live-ball penalty, then points could be taken off the board if the play resulted in a touchdown.
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Freshman Constance Orr pitched seven innings during UNC’s upset of California on Saturday, holding the Golden Bears to just three runs.
“We wrestled our tails off,” Mock said. “I’m really proud of the guys.” UNC’s 133-pound starter, Mike Rappo, was 0.3 pound overweight and had to forfeit his position, which gave Nebraska an easy six points. “That’s a nine-point swing, because he beats that kid,” Mock said of the forfeit. “We know that kid well. Mike (Rappo) has beaten guys that have beaten him this year.” Had Rappo made weight and beaten Nebraska’s Matt Vacanti, the score would have been 18-18. It potentially could have propelled UNC to a win — assuming the following matches went the same way.
Dobies, North Carolina’s heavyweight, defeated a top-20 ranked opponent in a 3-2 decision that he hopes to build off of in the weeks to come. “I controlled the entire match and felt good out there,” Dobies said. “I’m going to build off that in practice these next few weeks and just prepare myself, mentally and physically.” So too, will Ramirez. At the 141-pound weight class, the Durham native recorded the first victory of the day for UNC with a 10-3 decision. He used two near falls and takedowns to secure the win. T h e Ta r He e l s h a v e t w o Division II opponents to wrestle next week before the ACC
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Write-in nods See who else got votes for campus offices, including Jesus H. Christ and Your Mom. See pg. 4 for story.
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octane offense. But the postgame statistics show a striking mismatch in offensive stats in favor of North Carolina. UNC out-shot Denver 40-21, delivering a goal on exactly half of the team’s attempts. The battle for ground balls was also dominated by the Tar Heels, 47-19. Gavin Petracca and Billy Bitter led the offensive charge with career highs in points as they combined for seven goals and eight assists. The pair carved out personal bests in UNC’s highest offensive output since April 26, 2001. “I just got myself into good spots,” Petracca said. “We’ve been working really hard all week trying to get everyone on the same page. I passed to some people, they scored, and they passed to me.” The rest was history. North Carolina began the game on a 6-0 run while embracing Breschi’s urge to attack right out of the gate. “We start early and start scoring fast,” Bitter said. “A lot of these guys, we get in their heads, and they don’t know what to do. They put their heads down, and we run away with the score.” The Pioneers rallied in the second period with a 5-0 run and entered halftime only trailing 8-6. But as the team congregated at halftime, Breschi noticed a calmness among his players. “There was no panic,” Breschi said. “It was just, ‘Hey this is what we have to do: shut them down in the second half.’” In the second half, UNC employed tight man-to-man defense and applied pressure to force the Pioneers out of the backside. The adjustments worked. The altered style enabled North Carolina to close the game on a 12-2 run. And after only scoring 16 goals on 63 shot attempts against Robert Morris last week, Breschi was pleased with the team’s scoring ratio. “Coming off last week’s performance … we knew we needed to shoot better,” Breschi said. “We worked on that. Defensively we focused on the team concept, and it paid off today.”
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The Daily Tar Heel monday, february 16, 2009
Women’s Lacrosse UNC 14 Vanderbilt 13 (OT)
WRESTLING Nebraska 24 UNC 15
UNC’s Lawson calms ’Canes By Jesse Baumgartner Senior Writer
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — If the statistic existed, North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson likely would have broken the record for number of shots that almost iced a game in Sunday’s matchup against Miami. First it was back-to-back 3-pointers with 3:35 and 2:53 left in the game to extend UNC’s lead from 1 point to 4 — only to have Miami come back with a 3 of its own each time. Then minutes later with the shot clock winding down, the junior guard let one fly from well beyond the arc. The shot dropped in with about 10 seconds remaining to put his team up 4 once again. And when Miami still refused
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to go away by converting a layup, Lawson finally slammed the annoyingly resistant door. His pair of free throws with two seconds left gave the No. 3 Tar Heels a gritty 69-65 victory at the BankUnited Center for their ninth consecutive ACC win. In the past, Lawson’s outside shot has been a question mark. But now that he’s shooting 49.4 percent for the season — not so much. The speedster has utilized his ability to penetrate — and that confidence from outside — to lead UNC to three of its past six wins. “I’m shooting what, 48 percent from 3?” said Lawson, who has
been under the weather the last few days but put up 21 points and hit a career-high five 3s. “So I think I’m a great shooter. I mean, that’s one of my strengths.” The Tar Heels won despite shooting just 38.8 percent, nearly blowing a 14-point second-half lead and failing to get their high-octane offense in gear for much of the game. “It was an ugly, ugly game, and tonight North Carolina was luckier than Miami,” coach Roy Williams said. The first half ended with a 29-26 UNC lead, which was the result of some tough defense to make up for an unusual performance on the offensive end. The Tar Heels seemed bothered by Miami’s zone, were unsuccessful shooting over the top
Ty Lawson was yet again UNC’s go-to player in crunch time, with 21 points Wednesday. and failed to get out on the break. “Give Miami credit,” Williams said. “Their defense spread us out a little bit. We didn’t get the penetration that we needed.” But the first five minutes of the second half were a complete 180. UNC hit four 3s and put up 18 points in that time to open up a 10-point lead. That would eventually balloon to 54-40 before the Jack McClinton show started.
Miami’s star guard put up 8 straight points and 12 overall during a 17-4 run to pull his team within 1. He ended up with game-highs with 35 points and seven 3-pointers. But amid the 3-point shootout that defined the last few minutes of the game, UNC would throw in two key defensive plays to maintain its slight edge. With McClinton sailing to the basket for a go-ahead layup with about four minutes to go, Danny Green suddenly materialized to block the shot and give UNC possession. “I just remember coming from the help side,” Green said. “I
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JACKETS DUSTED Tar Heels overcome turnovers to win WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
by Daniel Price senior Writer
In a matchup that pitted the ACC’s top-scoring offense against its stingiest defense, the North Carolina women’s basketball team worked through a forgettable first half to cruise to a 73-50 victory against Georgia Tech. Making things more difficult for the Tar Heels was the fact that they were less than 48 hours removed from a road loss to Florida State. The last time the Tar Heels and Georgia Tech faced off, UNC was also coming off a loss — a 30-point drubbing from No. 1 Connecticut — and the Tar Heels fell to the Yellow Jackets 66-62. “That was our first loss of the year, and it hit us pretty hard,” Sylvia Hatchell said. “We lost some confidence. “I told ’em yesterday. Friday night’s over. … We’re going to watch film. We’re going to learn from it, and then we’re going to forget about it, and we’re going to get ready for Georgia Tech because we have to do that.” But after 20 minutes of play, it looked like the losing feelings might still be lingering. The No. 8 Tar Heels (22-4, 7-3 ACC) committed a disastrous 19 turnovers in the opening period. Passes sailed over heads; balls were dribbled off feet; and Georgia Tech traps forced Tar Heel toes onto the out of bounds line. Spectators grew familiar with the PA announcer’s demoralizing phrase: “Out of bounds. Possession Yellow Jackets,” and the turnovers constantly cued associate head coach Andrew Calder to remind players to make the simple pass. But despite the miscues — and losing the battle on the boards by four rebounds — North Carolina went into the locker room at the half with a 2-point lead, 34-32. And when UNC emerged for the final 20 minutes, it was a different Tar Heel team. “We’re really not used to being pressed that much,” North Carolina
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DTH ONLINE: UNC’s Cetera Degraffenreid took over the second half;check dailytarheel.com for story. point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid said. “We had to settle down and run things through their press. It really wasn’t that great in the first half, but we adjusted in the second half.” And the adjustments worked out well, as UNC had only eight second-half miscues and went on a 15-0 run early in the period to put the Jackets away. DeGraffenreid led the way for the Tar Heels, who had four players score in double figures, as she netted 22 points and dished out eight assists — while picking up four steals for good measure. In addition to an impressive offensive showing in the second half, the Tar Heel defense tightened up as well. Georgia Tech (18-7, 5-5 ACC) made just six field goals in the second half in 30 attempts. And for a early stretch that lasted 11:27, the Yellow Jackets didn’t manage to make a field goal. Not one. “Any time you do that on the road against one of the top teams in the country, that’s usually not a good thing,” Ga. Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said. The Tar Heels also made up for the lackluster rebounding performance of the first period as both Jessica Breland and Christina Dewitt notched double-doubles. They each grabbed 11 boards while scoring 12 and 10 points, respectively. “We were watching really close, keeping the rebounding numbers on the bench,” Hatchell said. “We’ve got to have kids in there that are going to go get the rebounds. That’s the bottom line. It’s not about scoring points. It’s about getting the rebounds.” Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sophomore point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid lays in two of her team-high 22 points on Sunday afternoon. Degraffenreid also notched eight assists and four steals to go with her 7-of-14 shooting.
Tar Heels run away with win UNC takes second at Denver UNC
By Anna Kim
By Anna Kim
If the first 19 goals didn’t send the message to No. 14 Denver, the last one certainly did. With four minutes remaining on the clock, attackman Matthias McCall netted the final goal for the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team in a behind-the-back shot off an assist from junior Joe Howard. The No. 5 Tar Heels (2-0) shot and scored at will en route to a 20-7 win, their most prolific effort in eight years. “It was a total team effort to have 20 goals and to hold that powerful offense to seven,” coach Joe Breschi said. “I am proud of the team.” The Pioneers came to Fetzer Field on Saturday wielding a high-
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NCAA pulls in reins on revelry New rules will
limit celebrations by Powell Latimer senior writer
The NCAA is bearing down on celebrations in college sports, and the changes strike a little close to home for North Carolina baseball. A new rule in baseball is designed to cut back on celebrations at home plate following a home run that does not end an inning. It has long been a tradition for a player who hits a critical home run to get swarmed by teammates at home plate as a way of celebration. Now, every player that dives into a home-plate dogpile in that situation risks ejection. In fact, the clip distributed by the rules committee showing its rationale behind the rule contained a scene very familiar to North Carolina coach Mike Fox. “The first clip I got of it, of the rationale behind it, was of us in Omaha when Tim (Federowicz) hit the home run,” Fox said. To give a little context, the dogpile came after Federowicz’s ninth-inning grand slam gave UNC the lead in last year’s College World Series elimination game against LSU. The clip was used because Federowicz’s homer — and the ensuing celebration — came with only two outs in the inning. The new rule will limit, if not eliminate, those kinds of celebrations. Yet Fox said that showing support for a teammate after a game-changing homer is a part of good sportsmanship, and that though he will abide by the new rules in 2009, he has trouble understanding them. “How do you tell your team to not get excited when one of their teammates hits a home run in the top of the ninth inning of the world series to essentially win the game for us?” Fox said. “Am I supposed to run into the dugout and corral them all before they run out to home plate? I don’t know.” The rules committee said in a press release last July that the celebrations, especially in a live-ball situation, can either obstruct the field of play or “create an intimidating or potentially volatile situation.” “I can control my team,” Fox said. “And the last thing we ever want to do is to show up our opponent. And I think the majority of baseball coaches feel the same.” Likewise, college football is also considering celebration rules.
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Junior Gavin Petracca (14) recorded a career-high in points with eight as UNC cruised against Denver on Saturday at Fetzer Field.
RALEIGH — Bad luck had nothing to do with an unprecedented number of miscues for the North Carolina gymnastics team Friday — but a lack of focus did. Despite a slew of early falls, the team recovered to record its strongest team performance on the balance beam this year. “We just had some weird things happen with falls,” coach Derek Galvin said. “We just need to learn how to focus on every skill.” North Carolina finished second overall with a team total of 193.525 in the 2009 Sweetheart Invitational. The score was just behind first-place N.C. State with 194.350. Reynolds Coliseum was a close taste of home for UNC, whose entire season will be
spent on the road. But N.C. State was anything but a hospitable environment for the Tar Heels. The coliseum was punctuated by wolf howls over the speakers and a raucous crowd in the stands. “I wouldn’t exactly call it home,” junior Kristina Jacob said. “But having everybody come out here and support us — Fever, our family and friends — really helps a lot.” The meet began with a series of mistakes by UNC on floor exercise, which Galvin attributed to an especially springy floor. The miscues continued to plague the Tar Heels as a number of gymnasts struggled on uneven bars. Junior Christine Nguyen finished in first place in vault, bal-
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acc scores Virginia 85, no. 12 clemson 81 (OT)
Virginia stunned Clemson in overtime Sunday to avoid losing nine straight games for the first time since the 1961-62 season. Freshman guard Sylven Landesberg tied the game on a driving basket with 13.4 seconds left in regulation and added six of his 23 points in overtime.
Boston college 80, no. 6 duke 74
Tyrese Rice had 21 points, but it was Reggie Jackson who broke the game’s final tie with a drive with 47.2 seconds left. The win Sunday was their first against the Blue Devils in 24 years.
no. 7 Wake forest 86, no. 25 Florida State 63
Al-Farouq Aminu scored 17 points and Jeff Teague added 15 points for the Demon Deacons (19-4, 6-4 ACC) on Saturday.
N.C. State 86, Georgia Tech 65 MARYLAND 83, Virginia Tech 73
Published on Feb 16, 2009