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PROTESTERS STOP SPEECH sports | page 4 NOT THEIR NIGHT UNC lost another midweek game, this time an 11-9 loss to High Point University.
university | page 3 GRADE INFLATION A draft report saying that UNC has undergone significant grade inflation in the past decade is being presented to a group of faculty today.
features | page 3 HEADING FOR IRAQ About 4,000 soldiers are preparing to deploy to Iraq, including UNC graduate student Emran Huda.
university | page 7 GOALS FOR DIVERSITY The Minority Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee and the Inter-Fraternity Council co-sponsored a forum on diversity at UNC.
city | page 5 CLEAN WATER Despite an expensive price tag, Chapel Hill will likely support a set of state rules that aims to clean up Jordan Lake.
university | page 3 A LOCAL AFFAIR Springfest, the annual music event that brought Boyz II Men last year, is scaling back with local musicians this year.
this day in history APRIL 15, 1975… UNC-system President Bill Friday speaks before the Board of Governors, saying that potential cuts by the state legislature could harm UNC’s long-term success.
Today’s weather Showers H 68, L 54
Thursday’s weather Mostly sunny H 67, L 44
index police log ...................... 2 calendar ....................... 2 sports .......................... 4 nation/world .............. 5 crossword ................... 7 opinion ....................... 10
Police use pepper spray, undirected Tasers at protest of Tancredo talk By Laura Hoxworth Staff Writer
Police used pepper spray to disperse crowds of protestors in Bingham Hall on Tuesday outside the room where former congressman Tom Tancredo was scheduled to speak on immigration but was forced to leave. Campus police also discharged a Taser, sending sparks in an arc they said was meant to disperse the crowd, not to subdue an individual protestor. Tancredo, a former Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado, a former presidential candidate and an outspoken critic of immigration, was brought to UNC by the new student organization Youth for Western Civilization. About 150 people gathered in Bingham Hall auditorium, and many more protestors gathered in the hallway after police declared the room full and blocked the doorway. “I’m here because I represent UNC-Chapel Hill and I don’t support racism or fascism in the institution in which I am an educator,” graduate student Jason Bowers said. Riley Matheson, president of Youth for Western Civilization, introduced Tancredo amid hissing, booing and shouts of “racist” and “white supremacist.” “This is an organization that seeks to promote Western civilization,” Matheson said at the event. “We believe that our civilization is under attack from liberal forces.” Matheson said his organization supports people from every race participating in Western civilization, but that they must be properly assimilated to American culture first. “No matter how many times you chant racist, that doesn’t make it true,” he said to the crowd. After Tancredo entered the room, protesters kept him from speaking by shouting insults and holding a sign declaring “no dialogue with hate” in front of his face. Tancredo waited calmly while protestors held the sign and chanted. Two protestors holding the sign in front of Tancredo were escorted into the hallway by police, where the Taser and pepper spray were used. “The cops were trying to tell them to back up,” said first-year student Chris Sparks, who was in the hallway with the protestors. “It was a good 10 or 15 minutes that they would not back up. The cops did what they had to.”
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Student protestors enter Bingham Hall on Tuesday evening to protest an anti-immigration speech given by former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, who was brought to campus by Youth for Western Civilization. Protestors included members of Students for a Democratic Society and Feminist Students United.
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Protestors were cleared from Bingham Hall when police used pepper spray and the threat of Tasers after students interrupted Tancredo’s lecture. Police, who followed the students along their protest march from the Pit, refused to allow more protestors to enter Bingham after the lecture hall was full.
No changes on road stretch UNC aims to ﬁght
poaching of faculty
By Will Harrison Senior Writer
The stretch of N.C. 54 where a woman was killed last year will not see major pedestrian safety upgrades because it fails to meet state criteria. Concern for pedestrian safety on the bypass culminated last December when Gloria Espinosa Balderas, a 43-year-old housekeeper, was killed while crossing near the Columbia Street bridge. The four-lane road is lined with bus stops and apartment complexes, but crosswalks are spaced nearly a mile apart. Five accidents on N.C. 54 involving pedestrians have been reported since 2006, according to Chapel Hill police records. Dawn McPherson, deputy division traffic engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation, said placing additional crosswalks on N.C. 54 is unrealistic and possibly unsafe. The area does not meet the requirements for an additional traffic signal, she said. There is not enough vehicle traffic leaving the road’s apartment complexes, even at rush hour, to warrant a new signal. “We will never put a stoplight up because there are pedestrians,” she said. An investigation into Balderas’ death is nearly complete,
By Caroline Dye Staff Writer
The intersection at N.C. 54 near the South Columbia Street bridge has been particularly dangerous for pedestrians, with five accidents. McPherson said, but there were no complaints to the DOT or vehicle accidents in that location before the fatality. The four other pedestrian accidents on N.C. 54 all occurred before Balderas’ death. None were fatal. Hannah Choe, a UNC senior who lived at Chambers Ridge Apartments off N.C. 54, said many residents run across the highway, dodging streams of traffic, instead
of walking to designated crosswalks. “You have to cross two sides of the road to get to your apartment,” she said. “You’re basically jaywalking a highway.” Four areas of N.C. 54 were recognized in 2004 by the Highway Safety Research Center as having public safety issues. Libby Thomas, a research
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As UNC faces possible budget cutbacks of 5 percent to 7 percent, it might be at an increased risk of losing faculty to rival universities now in stronger financial positions. In 2003, UNC faced similar state cuts and experienced serious faculty retention issues. The situation is different now, said Joe Templeton, chairman of the Faculty Council, because the economic grief is so widespread. But the possibility for faculty retention trouble remains a top concern for administrators who continue to push to maintain competitive faculty salaries even as cuts loom. “That’s always a possibility for a university with high-quality faculty,” said Executive Associate Provost Ronald Strauss. Templeton said fewer salary disparities exist between UNC and its peer institutions than in 2003, lowering the risk of faculty poaching. “We have made some strides in faculty compensation over the last couple of years,” he said. During the 2007-08 year, UNC retained 69 percent of its faculty, slightly down from a 72 percent high the year before. Faculty retention had been rising since the 2003-04
“(Poaching) is always a possibility for a university with high-quality faculty.” ronald strauss, executive associate provost
period when it was just 31 percent. A report by Provost Bernadette Gray-Little attributed the successful retention efforts to substantial salary increases but warned that lower increases might make UNC less competitive. For now, Chancellor Holden Thorp has said no tenured or tenure-track faculty will face any reduction in salary or benefits. Bruce Carney, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said he will maintain funds in his budget to counter offers from other universities to UNC faculty. “We need it, too. Last year we had 17 retention fights,” he said, referring to the University’s process of responding to other schools’ poach-
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Cash stashed in bra slowed bullet
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any a woman has attempted to stash cash in her bra while wearing clothes without pockets. Who knew it could save lives? Police say the wad of cash a Brazilian woman stashed in her bra slowed a bullet enough to keep it from entering her heart and killing her instantly. Ivonete Pereira de Oliveira, 58, was a passenger on a Sao Paulo bus that two gunmen held up Saturday. She had 150 reals — the equivalent of $70 — hidden in her bra when a bullet struck the left side of her chest. She was released from the hospital on Monday. NOTED. There was a suspicious package left outside the Washington County Sheriff ’s Office in Oregon. But the cylinder-shaped object sticking out wasn’t a bomb, a robot quickly discovered. It was a prosthetic leg, the bomb squad determined. Sheriff ’s Sgt. Vance Stimler said deputies still don’t know whose leg was in the bag or why.
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ing $4 in dip from a convenience store on West Rosemary Street, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Paul Eugene Herbert, 49, of 100 W. Rosemary St., stole Grizzly Dip from Key Food Mart, reports state. Herbert is expected in court August 3, according to reports. n Someone painted graffiti on the front door of Chapel Hill Comics, according to police reports. About $20 in damage was done to the front door at some point during the weekend, reports state. n A W2 form was reported stolen Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The form was worth $1, reports state. n Personal information was used to open a Time Warner Cable
account at some point between Dec. 1 and March 31, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The identity theft was reported Monday. n Someone tried to steal a scooter from an apartment complex on Estes Drive Extension, according to Carrboro police reports. The complainant walked outside and observed a man near the scooter, reports state. They started arguing and the man left running, according to reports. The suspect had a tree saw and battery charger in his arms, reports state. The lock did not have any cuts in it and responding officers were unable to locate the suspect, according to reports. n A tenant in Carrboro complained to police of having to rush to clean out her room Monday, according to police reports.
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Willaim Rhoden has been a sportswriter for the New York Times since 1983, and has written the “Sports of the Times” column for more than a decade. He also serves as a consultant for ESPN’s Sports Century series, and occasionally appears as a guest on their show The Sports Reporters. In 1996, Rhoden won a Peabody Award for Broadcasting as a writer of the HBO documentary Journey of the African-American Athlete.
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Tickets on sale today for U2 concert in Raleigh on Oct. 3 Irish rock band U2 , led by frontman Bono and guitarist Edge, will play at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on Oct. 3. Tickets will be presold for UNC students from noon to 5 p.m. today and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum Box Office. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday.
Kenan-Flagler now offering online business certificate UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School is now offering an online program that will allow non-business majors to receive a business essentials certificate. The program aims to provide students with essential business knowledge and skills that can set them apart from other students seeking opportunities in the competitive job market. The program has a four-month deadline for completion of six courses. A student typically needs about 6o hours to complete the program. Visit University news at www. dailytarheel.com for the full story.
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Springfest goes local this year Report Music event’s budget greatly reduced By Chelsea Bailey Staff Writer
Because of the current economic crisis, this year’s Springfest will have a more “home-grown” festival atmosphere. The April 25 end-of-year bash will have free food, moonbounces and performances from Vinyl Records UNC artists Apollo, Lake Inferior and Lafcadio, as well as other local groups. “It’s how the event was originally envisioned, as a festival,” said event coordinator Alex Groneman. Student government’s spring music festival committee partnered with Students for the Carolina Way
to make the event happen, but they had to jump financial hurdles. While last year’s Springfest boasted headliner Boyz II Men and cost more than $60,000, this year’s production had to make due with much less — about $14,000. But despite the setbacks, coordinators remain optimistic. “We had to make something out of nothing,” said Emily Motley, another event coordinator. Springfest depends on money apportioned from student government, the Carolina Union Activities Board and corporate sponsors. Coordinators cite the economy and budget cuts as the reason for spon-
sors’ hesitancy to donate money. Mo t l e y d e s c r i b e d r e c e n t Springfests as a “resurrection” of a Carolina tradition. The event was held for the first time in 2007 since it was banned in the 1990s because of unmanageable crowds and excessive alcohol use. Former Student Body President Eve Carson made reinstating the event a major part of her platform, and it was a huge success. “Last year it was surreal how much everyone was supportive,” Motley said. “But this year the University has been taking huge cuts, and we felt it would be fiscally irresponsible to drop that kind of money on one event.” Performer Andrew Rooney, better known as Apollo, said he
doesn’t mind the “home grown” atmosphere. “It’s a good opportunity to reach out to a diverse crowd,” Rooney said. He describes his music as “East Coast educated hip-hop.” “My goal is to have a balance between something that’s entertaining and something that people take a message away from.” Motley encourages students to bring blankets, spend time with friends and enjoy the blue skies. “I think it’ll be a good snapshot in time to look back and say ‘that band performed at school before they made it big,’” Motley said. “It speaks more of us as a University.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Globalism festival focuses on North America on Tuesday North American culture was the focus of the second day of “The Sounds of Globalism” educational festival this week. The evening began with Brevard’s The Mason Jar Drinkers, a folk group from Brevard College, near Asheville. The event also featured Glenn Hinson, associate professor of anthropology and folklore, and Native American singer Pura Fé. Visit University news at www. dailytarheel.com for the full story.
Two bus routes detoured due to construction on lot Two buses that ser ve the Southern Village Park and Ride lot will be detoured starting today. The lot will still be served but due to construction in the bus circle, the NS and V routes will be detoured. The NS Route will go past Main Street to enter the Southern Village Park and Ride lot, pick up passengers on the curb opposite the bus circle, then depart Southern Village through Market and Main Streets. The bus stop at Kildaire Drive at Market Street will not be served. The V Route will pick up passengers at the same spot as the NS before taking a right onto Market Street to continue on the regular route. Authorities are asking passengers departing from the Southern Village Park and Ride lot to arrive five minutes earlier than the scheduled bus departure time. For more information, contact Chapel Hill Transit at 969-4900 or chtransit@townofchapelhill. org, or visit www.chtransit.org.
Town Chamber of Commerce unveils Green Plus program Many small businesses don’t equate saving money with becoming environmentally friendly. So the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with surrounding Chambers and universities, has created a program to help businesses toward those goals. The Chamber has been working on the project, titled Green Plus, in collaboration with UNC and Duke University to find a way to make the goal of sustainability feasible for small businesses. This could include waste reduction, better use of water and utilities and energy efficiency, which can save businesses money while benefitting the community environmentally. The program, which was detailed in a press conference Tuesday, provides businesses with a guide to saving money while reducing their environmental impact on the community, said Chris Carmody, the director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, a partner of the Chamber. Visit City News at www.dailytarheel.com for the full story.
Police to sponsor event for free shedding of documents Chapel Hill police are partnering with several organizations to sponsor a Shred-a-Thon on April 22. The event will be held in the parking lot of University Mall. Residents are invited for free to bring check stubs, pre-approved credit card offers, receipts, old tax documents, and other documents to be shredded. For more information, contact the Chapel Hill Police Community Services Unit at 932-2929. -From staff and wire reports.
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Emran Huda, a 2006 alumnus, smiles at a send-off for him and other North Carolina medics in Fayetteville at the Cumberland County Coliseum on Tuesday afternoon among a crowd of more than 4,000 soldiers. Huda will soon be deployed with the 30th Brigade to Iraq.
STUDENT SET TO DEPLOY UNC grad student among 4,000 going to Iraq By Seth Wright Senior Writer
FAYETTEVILLE —Emran Huda, a UNC public health graduate student, sat dressed in his Army camouflage among the nearly 4,000 soldiers of North Carolina’s 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. He and the crowd were quiet and pensive, as Gov. Bev Perdue and others addressed the soldiers. Many families stood outside in the rain because the coliseum was at maximum capacity. Others watched from a nearby overflow center with video screens. Huda, along with the rest of the 30th Brigade, awaited the end of his deployment ceremony Tuesday at the Cumberland County Coliseum Complex in Fayetteville. In the coming days, the UNC graduate and the rest of his division are set to be redeployed to Iraq. “Obviously there’s a human amount of fear, but that’s why we have all this training,” Huda said. Huda first went to Iraq in 2003 and served as an infantry radio officer and rifleman.
He heard of his current deployment in October 2007 when he had just begun his master’s degree program at UNC. He immediately left school because he felt there would be too much going on for him to focus on his studies, he said. He now he serves as medical platoon leader and medical operations officer for the 1-252 division. As an officer, this deployment will be slightly different. “I think of myself less and my soldiers first,” Huda said. “If I haven’t eaten and they haven’t eaten, they eat first.” Huda is responsible for making all of the tactical considerations for his team, which includes two treatment teams, a physician, a physician’s assistant and a senior medic. He also trains Iraqi health professionals to care for their people independently. Though Huda and the rest of his battalion have been training for about four months, he said the hardest part about what he does is leaving his family. “I have a sense of adventure about it,” he
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shows rise in grades
Illustrates UNC grade inﬂation By Matt Sampson Staff writer
T h e E d u c a t i o n a l Po l i c y Committee of the Faculty Council will hear a draft report today saying UNC has undergone significant grade inflation in the past decade. Faculty members see this overall increase in the number of high grades students receive as a problem that must be addressed. The committee has been compiling information concerning grade inflation since it produced a draft in January and will present the official report to the Faculty Council on April 24. The report will address possible causes for the increase in grades that has been documented from 2000 through fall 2008 and will propose solutions to this problem. “The report will answer two questions,” said Andrew Perrin, chairman of the policy committee. “It’ll examine the extent and impact of higher grades and what we’re going to do about it.” According to an initial report on grade inflation compiled in 2000, continually awarding high grades will degrade the value of a UNC degree. Perrin said today’s draft report will elaborate on three major trends in grading that were addressed in the January draft: grade inflation, grade compression and grade inequality. Inflation is the extent that the same quality work is awarded different grades in later years. Compression is the inability to distinguish between work’s quality when all students receive high grades. Inequality is the difference by which professors and departments individually grade. “Some students are having to make the difficult choice between taking classes that interest them or making better grades,” Perrin said. The report will conclude with several policy recommendations on how best to remedy the problem of grade inflation. The most significant method proposed is an achievement index, which creates a statistical way to factor out external causes of grade achievement like inequality and inflation. An achievement index was considered in 2007, but it was ultimately rejected by one vote in the Faculty Council. Many student leaders and some professors resisted such an index. Another proposition involves implementing a grading quota that would reallocate the number of letter grades that may be awarded each semester. Yet another suggestion is to report the overall grade distribution for students’ classes on their transcripts.
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Impact of new limits unclear Satellite campus may carolina north
“We haven’t gotten any direction yet, so UNC unsure if more cuts needed we’re still operating under the normal
By Brecken Branstrator and Elisabeth Gilbert Staff Writers
New limits on spending mandated by Gov. Bev Perdue have left some department leaders wondering how UNC academic sectors will be affected. The new limits, announced Thursday and effective immediately, restrict state spending on goods and services, some travel and certain types of hiring. In most cases, only vital expenditures will be permitted. The restrictions were laid out to help ensure that the state can balance its budget at the end of the fiscal year, June 30. But since UNC already has taken some of the steps Perdue outlined, department representatives said they are unsure what the newly tightened limits will mean for them. The limits make an exception for expenses related to “direct classroom instruction,” which might protect some of the University’s spending. “We still haven’t gotten any direction yet, so we’re still operat-
budget that we’re already operating under.” michael crimmins, chemistry department chairman
ing under the normal budget that we’re already operating under,” said Michael Crimmins, chairman of the Department of Chemistry. Mike McFarland, director of University communications, said administrators do not yet have a formal response. When the budget situation became dire last fall, the UNC administration directed individual departments to cut their own budgets. Departments have been forced to cut this year’s spending by 7 percent so far. “We’re just scrambling with what money we have, trying to cut back on spending,” said Brian Whitling, business services coordinator for the Department of Mathematics. He said the department has cut its spending on new supplies to bare-bones levels. “If it’s not an absolute necessity, we won’t buy it,” he said. But department leaders and faculty have said for months that some expenditures — including searches
and salaries for certain new hires — are unavoidable. “I think the thing with all departments is they’re pretty much at the end of the line as far as the non-personnel cuts they can make,” Whitling said. David Kochman, communications director for the governor’s office, said that if spending in one of the restricted areas was essential, it would have to be approved by the Office of State Budget and Management. “All we said was, ‘If it’s not essential spending, don’t do it,’” Kochman said. UNC’s challenge, Crimmins said, will lie in being frugal without losing the ability to teach students effectively. “If budget cuts get worse, we’ll have to decide which things we can do without the most while maintaining our mission,” Crimmins said.
use Chapel Hill police Impact could be costly for town By Andrew Hartnett Staff Writer
Chapel Hill police might be the first to respond to emergency calls at Carolina North for its first few years. While University police will patrol the planned satellite campus 2 miles north of the main campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Chapel Hill police headquarters will be closer. A fiscal impact report released last month projected that the town would be left with a net deficit of $1 million to $3 million due to impact of the first 15 years of Carolina North. But council members raised questions because that estimate assumed that Chapel Hill police would not service the campus. The 911 emergency line on the Carolina North campus will still be directed to the UNC Department Contact the University Editor of Public Safety, like it is on the at email@example.com. main campus.
If University police cannot respond quickly enough or are too far away, they can request assistance from the Chapel Hill police. Jack Evans, executive director of the campus, said this could occur in the first few years of the campus, before a satellite headquarters could be built. Both Evans and Lt. Kevin Gunter of Chapel Hill police said responding to the calls wouldn’t be an issue. “We have a very cooperative and constructive relationship with the town police,” Evans said. He said Carolina North will try to replicate the situation on main campus, where the University has its own police in charge of patrolling the area. The University plans to eventually build a police facility on campus that will likely be shared with fire and emergency medical facilities, he said. He also said these facilities might be shared by Chapel Hill police to maximize emergency response at Carolina North.
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High Point sneaks past UNC Late hitting woes Heels’ late rally falls just short
Baseball High Point UNC
By Powell Latimer
Har vey pitched three and one-third innings of relief work Tuesday and gave up five runs on seven hits. Jimmy Messer gave UNC three and two-thirds innings of work in the starting role despite giving up three runs in the opening inning. His were needed innings from a UNC bullpen that has suffered injuries recently. Relievers Brian Moran and Nate Striz both have missed time due to fatigue. “We needed Jimmy to throw three or four innings,” Fox said. “We just didn’t have a lot of guys available.” And though the Tar Heels managed to field two of their best pitchers in Harvey and Colin Bates, it didn’t matter — High Point hitters just found the holes again and again. “Tonight was one of those nights where everything they hit fell in,” Fox said. “And that’s just part of baseball.” The chief architects of the bloop-fest were the top of High Point’s order — Jeff Cowan, Alfie Wheeler and Bill Manion. The trio combined for nine of High Point’s 16 hits and nine of its 11 runs. “They were just staying in there on everything,” Harvey said. “They didn’t take too many
doom Tar Heels
By Rachel Ullrich Sports Editor
It was apparent from the first pitch: Tuesday was not the night for No. 4 North Carolina. High Point started the game with a single on the first throw and ended up with a come-frombehind 11-9 win. Everyone wearing light blue was at a loss to explain it. The hitting was fine. UNC (2710) put up 10 hits in the game, and third baseman Kyle Seager couldn’t see anything wrong with UNC’s offensive strategy. “We hit a couple balls hard. I thought we had a good approach tonight,” Seager said. “We scored nine runs, so we didn’t not score.” There wasn’t really a problem with pitching, either. Despite High Point’s 16 hits on the evening, the Panthers (14-17) didn’t send many balls deep. There were many more balls that fell just perfectly between the outfield and infield. Or balls that skidded just past the glove of an infielder. “You gotta shake those off,” pitcher Matt Harvey said. “I gave you what I had, and you found a hole. Just kind of tip your cap to the hitter.”
North Carolina starting pitcher Jimmy Messer gave up three runs in the opening frame but finished his 3.2-inning outing allowing only four hits. pitches. If they saw a fastball first pitch, they’d jump all over it.” To contrast, the Tar Heels made plenty of solid contact with the ball, but nothing fell or left the park — especially in the later innings. Ackley sent one shot over the wall foul, and in the ninth inning,
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Seager’s deep fly ball was caught at the warning track. “You’re like, you know what? It just might not be our night,” Fox said. “And it wasn’t.” Things came to a head in the last three innings of the game. Up 7-5 at the top of the seventh inning, UNC looked to be in control of the game. But the Panthers put up six runs in the next two innings to pull ahead, and UNC could only manage two hits for the rest of the game. After High Point retook the lead with three runs in the top of the seventh, UNC rallied by loading the bases and even walking in two runs. But with the bases loaded, one out and UNC poised to reestablish control of the game, Brett Thomas hit a liner straight at the shortstop, and Levi Michael was caught off the base for a double play. “We were hoping for a fly ball there, or anything to get us more than one run in the lead,” Fox said. “But it just didn’t happen.” Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, the top three batters of North Carolina’s order prepared to face High Point closer Jeremy Berg. But none of the Tar Heels was prepared for what came next. Strikeout looking, Ben Bunting. Strikeout swinging, Ryan Graepel. Strikeout looking, Dustin Ackley. “That never happens to us,” third baseman Kyle Seager said after the game. “Especially with the three that struck out there, at the top of the order.” That three-and-out eighth inning put a quick end to UNC’s hopes of a response to the Panthers’ big frame — and just added to High Point’s confidence. “I mean, we just had momentum going for us,” Berg said after the game. “Playing well, just trying to keep that rolling and do our jobs every time we got the chance.” So facing UNC’s top three — with a combined batting average of .333 — didn’t faze him. “I mean, I was just concentrating on the next pitch hitting the glove, every pitch I got, and I got my job done.” In the end, it was the play of Berg (two and two-thirds innings pitched, one hit, three strikeouts) and the other High Point relievers that thwarted the Tar Heels. After totalling eight hits in the first five innings — and four in the first two — UNC recorded only two more for the rest of the game. “Looking back, that’s probably where we lost the game. We had their left-hander (starter Brian Jones) off the hook way too many times,” coach Mike Fox said. “I thought we should have scored a few more runs earlier in the game and put a bit more pressure on them.” After Jones came out after the fourth inning, High Point’s three relievers combined to allow only two hits and two runs. “Those middle innings, those couple guys made some good pitches,” Seager said. “We stalled for a little while, but I felt like we
Center fielder Mike Cavasinni recorded a single and a double in his first two at-bats but closed the game with a strikeout and a walk.
got a few runs across when we needed to. “And then we just couldn’t get anything there at the end.” Thanks in large part to Berg, who threw 19 of his 27 pitches as strikes and dropped his season ERA to 1.82, the lowest on the team. “That kid has a good arm. He was pretty tough. You’re not used to seeing a guy throw that hard from down that low,” Seager said. “He was good.” As seen in the eighth inning — Berg’s first full frame on the mound. “Ben looks at a close pitch, which he has a tendency to do,” Fox said. “And (Berg’s) tough on righties — you don’t see Dusty do that too many times. “That gave them some momentum, certainly. It was a big inning for him. He pitched well.” And as his defense backed him up in the eighth, Berg held his team to the lead it had been guarding so fervently since the seventh inning. “I just wanted to throw the ball as hard as I can in the right spot, pretty much,” he said. “And it worked. It definitely did.”
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Unclear how tax revenue will affect state’s budget ‘Every year, we have an April surprise’ By Tarini pARTI Staff Writer
N.C. officials are nervously anticipating the state’s income tax returns, which are due today. Officials at the N.C. General Assembly Fiscal Research Division are estimating a $2.2 billion shortfall for the current fiscal year’s budget of $20.6 billion. But once income taxes are calculated, that deficit could increase or decrease depending on how much tax revenue is collected. Because there has been a decrease in consumption and an
increase in unemployment rates in the state from last fiscal year, the shortfall represents a 5.9 percent decline in the general fund, which is funded by individual income taxes and sales taxes. In the past, about 30 percent of the year’s surplus or shortfall has come from April’s personal income tax payments. Officials are expecting the biggest upward or downward swing in revenue this month. According to N.C. General Assembly Fiscal Research Division, a shortfall of such magnitude is
uncommon for the state because there is usually a surplus at the end of the year. Despite the shortfall, the N.C. Senate passed a budget of approximately $20 billion last week for the next fiscal year. “The Senate budget bill will focus on education, providing jobs, and health care for the uninsured folks,” said Sen. Linda Garrou, D-Forsyth. “We thought it was a good bill for this time in our state’s history.” Some legislators are expecting a decrease in income tax revenue, and therefore an increase in the budget deficit. Rep. Jennifer Weiss, D-Wake, chairwoman of the finance com-
National and World News Some reluctant to Obama tells Americans recession is not over, urges patience for recovery pay their taxes WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — The country’s top tax official, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, didn’t pay all of his taxes. Neither did Tom Daschle, the former senate majority leader and adviser to President Barack Obama. As Wednesday’s tax deadline looms, many Americas are asking: Why should we comply when top administration officials failed to do the same? The question resonates not just from the right-wing anti tax crowd but in the hallways of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Barack Obama told Americans on Tuesday to brace for “more job loss, more foreclosures, and more pain” in 2009, saying the recession isn’t over yet despite some early promise from the government’s massive spending on bailouts and economic stimulus. In remarks delivered at Georgetown University, Obama sought to justify the steps his administration has taken and make the case for more regulation and spending, while urging patience and a lowering of expectations in terms of how quickly
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mittee, said she is expecting the House’s version of the budget to be more conservative because the income taxes could further increase the deficit. “We’ll have the benefit of knowing what the revenue outlook is,” she said. “Every year, we have an April surprise. This year it’s not going to be a good surprise.” Roland Stephen, assistant director at the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University, said the state needs a tax reform to make sure such shortfalls do not occur in times of economic depression.
“Our state revenue won’t bounce around so much,” he said. “We won’t have to make tough choices about cutting programs.” Stephen said the economy has transformed into a service economy from a manufacturing economy and the state’s revenue system should reflect that change. N.C. legislators should increase the sales tax base by taxing services, which will then decrease taxes across the board, he said. Corporate taxes, which make up 5.6 percent of the state’s funds, should also be broadened, Stephen
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New rules for cleaner water By mark abadi Staff Writer
Despite an expensive price tag, Chapel Hill will likely support a set of state rules that aim to clean up Jordan Lake. The town council will decide tonight whether to endorse rules that would increase the quality of the drinking water by limiting the amount of stormwater that flows into the lake. “I don’t think there will be any opposition,” council member Mark Kleinschmidt said. If passed by the N.C. General Assembly, the rules would require expensive enforcement by the surrounding counties and municipalities. The total cost of the project could reach $800 million combined for the municipalities involved, said Rich Gannon, of the state’s Division of Water Quality. One rule calls for counties to reduce the stormwater runoff into Jordan Lake from developments in cities and suburban areas. Unfiltered stormwater runs directly off streets into creeks that lead to Jordan Lake. The proposed change has been heavily debated because it applies to existing developments, not just new ones, said Elaine Chiosso, executive director of the Haw River Assembly, a group advocating for the lake’s protection. Existing developments would have to find some way to limit the amount of stormwater runoff they produce, which may involve retrofitting stormwater control systems, Chiosso said. “The Division of Water Quality felt with Jordan Lake there’s no way you can clean a lake unless you try to reduce all sources of pollu-
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a high-quality water supply for future generations was part of the deal when we decided to create Jordan Lake.” So far, officials from Chatham County, Apex and Cary have given full support for the rules, while Durham and Greensboro expressed disapproval. Carrboro and Orange County’s elected officials approve of the rules as long as the state provides financial support. The Town Council will be the last governing body in Orange County to decide on the rules. The town’s approval will then be directed to the N.C. General Assembly, which has been collecting feedback from the towns and counties within 1 million acres of the lake. Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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BOCC to optimize meetings Aims to balance time, public comment By Joe Woodruff Assistant City Editor
County Commissioners are looking to make the most of their public sessions by balancing efficiency with openness to public input. The Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed Tuesday ways to increase efficiency and streamline communication between board members and county staff. “I think we should hear people, but I don’t think we should hear the same message,” said Chairwoman Valerie Foushee. Comments sometimes prevent the board, which handles an annual operating budget of more than $170 million, from getting through the entire meeting agenda. The board is considering preventing speakers from talking about issues they had talked about at previous meetings. Commissioner Barry Jacobs said he approves of this proposal for budget public hearings, of which there are only two each year, but not for regular meetings.
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ing attempts with counter offers for faculty being courted. So far this school year, the College of Arts and Sciences has engaged in 21 retention fights, successfully countering nine schools’ offers and losing three faculty members. The remaining nine are still deciding. Carney said both the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of Texas at Austin continue to recruit UNC faculty members. “They are two state universities that are in a pretty good position,” he said, citing Texas’ large endowment and Michigan’s high tuition. But Carney said he remains optimistic that UNC will not suffer the same problems as in 2003. “That was a bad situation,” he said.
Rival institutions But not all state universities are experiencing the same level of financial difficulty, which puts them in a better position to target top UNC faculty members. The University of Michigan recently began adding more than 100 new hires to its faculty. UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health lost a faculty member to Michigan last year. The University of Texas, which also has been competitive in obtaining UNC faculty, has no plans to scale back recruitment, said spokesman Don Hale. Last year, UT was able to hire a UNC faculty member from the
At public budget meetings, many people show up twice to say the same things, he said. But at regular meetings, he said, people’s opinions on particular issues may evolve, and they should be able to voice their concerns more than once. The commissioners also discussed limiting public comment at regular meetings to one hour. Residents have expressed concern that the new provisions would restrict the amount of public input reaching commissioners. Commissioners referred the comments to staff and will decide on measures at a later meeting. The commissioners spent much of the evening discussing transparency and public accessibility to board affairs. “The cable station’s not working,” said Commissioner Pam Hemminger. “People just can’t find out what’s going on at our meetings, and that’s not good.” Broadcasting recorded board meetings online might be a prom-
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Interim possibilities in hand The county has four possible candidates for an interim county manager, who would replace Laura Blackmon Blackmon is stepping down in June. The board will go into closed session April 20 to discuss the candidates. The commissioners are working on a profile for what they would like from a new, permanent manager. Representatives from the consulting firm conducting the search say it will then take about 110 days. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Smart, highly motivated people like to be around smart, highly motivated people, and there are plenty of them at Carolina.” robert shelton, former unc provost ongoing retention process. Shelton named several characteristics that make UNC a desirable place to teach and research. “Smart, highly motivated people like to be around smart, highly motivated people, and there are plenty of them at Carolina,” he said. He also named the high quality of life in the Research Triangle, as well as UNC’s good relations with neighboring institutions, as factors contributing to a solid retention rate. Incentives like endowed professorships and adequate resources for research play a critical role in persuading faculty members to stay in Chapel Hill. Even with budget cuts looming systemwide, UNC will continue to make cuts with the focus of retaining faculty, said Alan Mabe, vice president for academic planning for the UNC system. Administrators say they will continue to keep the academic mission in mind. “While it’s clear we’re going to have some pretty severe cuts, it’s not clear on their range,” he said, adding that cuts might eventually include faculty reductions. While system campuses haven’t The UNC strategy stopped all faculty searches, they Despite attempts by rival institu- have been hiring more cautiously. tions to lure away faculty members, UNC’s College of Arts and UNC has several advantages in the Sciences halted about 30 searches in December, Carney said. “It’s not a situation any of us wish to be in, but the economy has forced us into this position,” Mabe said. College of Arts and Sciences. Texas has since instituted a salary freeze for its top administrators. Likewise, Duke University plans to continue recruiting efforts and faculty searches, but on a more limited scale. “We’ve been very aggressive in the past,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations at Duke. “We’re going to be cutting back.” In the 2007-08 school year, Duke successfully lured away a member of the UNC Medical School faculty. Schoenfeld said all the Duke schools and departments are continuing to recruit this year. Regardless of the potential for difficulties, UNC still is in a position to avoid any serious faculty loss. “From my memory, I felt that Carolina does much better than average in retention issues,” former UNC Provost Robert Shelton, now University of Arizona president, said in an e-mail. “I would expect your ‘batting average’ to continue to be much higher than most.”
he Mason Jar Drinkers from Brevard perform in Gerrard Hall during the second night of The Sounds of Globalism, a festival that examines the connection between cultures and music. Tuesday’s focus was on North American music, particularly the folk genre. For the full story and the schedule of remaining events, see dailytarheel.com.
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associate at the Highway Safety Research Center, said most pedestrians do not cross N.C. 54 in nondesignated areas. But dim lighting and vehicles traveling at high speeds might contribute to safety issues. “Often, unsafe locations don’t come to the front of your attention until a fatality does occur,” she said. While some people did identify N.C. 54 as a concern during her 2004 research, it was not at the top of the list.
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widened and will receive new traffic signals and crosswalks. N.C . 5 4 i n t e r s e c t i o n s a t East Barbee Chapel Road and Meadowmont Lane also will be upgraded with new pedestrian and cycling amenities by the developers of the new 33-acre Woodmont area. “A lot of work has been done,” he said. “But much work has to be done in the next four to six months on those locations that can improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.”
two minutes before a protestor outside the building banged on a window, shattering the glass. Tancredo was escorted out of the room by police after he deemed the situation too volatile, Young said. Protestors then exited the building and gathered outside. “Free speech was destroyed today at Chapel Hill by the breaking of glass and violence,” said William Gheen, a former UNC student and president of Americans for Legal Immigration. “If this is the type of academic atmosphere being cultivated here, taxpayers need to start pulling their
f---ing money.” Sophomore Adrian Lopez, a member of the Carolina Hispanic Organization, attended the speech to protest Tancredo’s view, but said he did not agree with how the protest was handled. “I feel very embarrassed about how the student body went about doing this,” Lopez said. “It got completely out of control.” No arrests were made, but there will be an investigation into criminal activity by protestors and the use of force by officers.
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Grad students want return to honor code processes By Lyle Kendrick Staff Writer
Graduate students are pushing to reclaim their charge of student self-governance, an authority they have always held on paper but recently have let slip, judicial program leaders said. The UNC Graduate and Professional Student Federation is trying to have more violations go through the honor system rather than be unofficially handled by professors, a practice that occurs with some regularity. By not reporting violations to
the honor system, professors are themselves violating the Honor Code, a fact GPSF leaders are trying to publicize. Under the Instrument of Student Judicial Governance, all members of the University community — including professors — must submit a written report of any violation to the student attorney general. While an undergraduate student attorney general handles undergraduate violations of the Honor Code, the position also has a lesserknown graduate counterpart. On average, the graduate attor-
ney general hears about 20 cases a year — a fraction of what the roughly 70-member undergraduate attorney general staff faces. “These things need to be reported so they’re handled in a systematic way,” said Claire Hunter, graduate attorney general. “Oftentimes they talk to the student and do what they think is an appropriate sanction.” Hunter said professors have tried to handle situations with students and overlook the honor system in order to bypass what they see as a long, difficult process.
“I think that some professors have not had the best experience in the past when they have reported,” Hunter said. “The graduate cases take a lot longer than undergraduate cases.” The GPSF inducted Hunter on April 7, and she has already seen a rise in reported Honor Code violations from last year. “Since then I’ve gotten three reports within a week, and some of the cases involve multiple students, and that’s rising as well,” Hunter said. “There’s a lot of unauthorized collaboration going on.”
GPSF President Keith Lee said the federation is trying to promote the honor system to professors of graduate students. “With anything you have to have education and buy-in, and we have a unique system that is student-run and is different from other universities where professors would have more discretion,” Lee said. He said the GPSF will be giving presentations and workshops to professors and teaching assistants regarding the importance of the Honor Code and the process for handling students that have violated it.
Peter Brews, professor of graduate students at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, said the process of sending students through the honor system is not only the best way to hold up the school’s integrity, but easy to do. “I think it’s a good principle to have an independent body where the professor is not part of the process,” Brews said. “All you have to do is raise the issue and the system plays its role out.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A local community group is looking for “breathing room” as Orange County tries to decide how to dispose of its waste. Orange County Voice says the county could hire private contractors to collect trash and dump it in a landfill or transfer station outside of the county. But county commissioners have decided to attempt to build a waste transfer station in Bingham Township, off of N.C. 54. And the group and county are split on what’s cheaper. Members of Orange County Voice claim that the county could save more than $50 million in the next 20 years by outsourcing trash disposal. The group will hold a meeting today to go over its research with the community. “The goal is that residents leave the building informed on the topic,” said Susan Walser, of Orange County Voice. Olver Inc., the county’s waste transfer station consultant, has different numbers for private garbage collectors. Analysts with the firm say having vendors haul trash could cost about $10 million more in 20 years than building a waste transfer station in the county. Olver has been involved in the waste transfer station process since the county reopened a search for a site in November 2007. The waste transfer station would
serve as a central collection point for all the county’s garbage, before it is shipped to an out-of-county landfill. Walser said Olver used incorrect data in its evaluations, decreasing the cost projections for a county transfer station. County staff working on the transfer station process were unavailable for comment Tuesday. Regardless of the costs of private vendors, Orange County Voice is encouraging commissioners to take a second look at the transfer station siting process, now more than two years long. “To compare our costs and Olver’s is not a productive process,” said Bonnie Hauser of Orange County Voice. “Whether you use Olver’s corrected numbers or ours, the vendors are a good option for the county.” The group also is pushing the county to investigate waste to energy technology as a long-term solution. Commissioners have been receptive to the idea, asking staff to look into the technology. But studies concluded that the county does not produce enough waste to sustain the technology. The county would have to partner with neighbors to make it economically viable. Orange County Voice’s meeting is at 7 p.m. at the White Cross Community Center.
By Abe Johns Staff Writer
Do not be alarmed if you hear the sounds of cackling, howling and wailing on campus for the next four nights. It is only laughter. The Carolina Comedy Festival kicks off today with a lineup that boasts some of comedy’s top talents — including comics from “Chappelle’s Show,” “The Daily Show” and “Saturday Night Live,” to name a few. “It’s a pretty remarkable show for the price,” said Lewis Black, famed comedian and UNC alumnus. “It completely covers the whole spectrum of comedy, the most diverse group I’ve had by far — all top shelf.” Black, who helped initiate the festival, will also participate in a stand-up comedy panel discussion at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Union Auditorium. “You will really take advantage of the workshops if you have any bent toward comedy at all,” Black said. “But you don’t have to have an interest in comedy, these will help sharpen your critical senses to what comedy is and can be.” Black said that many students are unaware of the workshops that the festival offers for free and that usually about 100 students show up. Tom Allin, Carolina Union Activities Board president, said he was pleased with the diversity of this year’s acts. “There will be a lot represented. Contact the City Editor It’s a sprinkling of specific forms at email@example.com. of comedy with examples of every-
Students share experiences with diversity Give input on UNC’s Diversity Plan By Katie little Staff Writer
About 50 students shared personal experiences and reflected on the diversity of UNC’s campus during a forum Tuesday at the Campus Y. The third annual diversity forum had two goals — to examine the University’s commitment to its Diversity Plan and to discuss various issues of diversity specific to UNC campus life. The Interfraternity Council joined for the first time this year with student government’s minority affairs and diversity outreach committee to sponsor the event. “We hoped that by combining forces, we could include people in the dialogue about diversity who typically do not feel as if they have a place in the conversation,” said Monica Matta, co-chairwoman of the committee. The University’s Diversity Plan, which laid out five goals, was “designed to strengthen Carolina’s commitment to diversity by establishing a common set of goals for University leaders and
an avenue for sharing the strategies and outcomes related to pursuit of these goals,” according to its Web site. Since 2006, when the Diversity Plan was implemented, the forum has provided student feedback on its success. The responses are given to the administration, which can use them to revise the plan. Shane Capps, vice president of judicial for the Interfraternity Council, cited the proposal of a Carolina Latina/o Center as evidence of UNC’s commitment to diversity. He said the forum was the perfect opportunity to start an open dialogue for diversity issues. “It’s the students that play the role in identifying the areas of diversity that should be focused on by the University,” he said. During the forum, students also voiced their concerns about the state of diversity at UNC. “There will always be a place that we need more diversity, such as faculty,” said Valyce Davis, a member of the committee. “I
think we are well on our way to filling in those gaps. With time, it will happen.” The forum participants also discussed whether Youth for Western Civilization, a new group on campus, promotes or inhibits diversity. The group sponsored a lecture by former Congressman Tom Tancredo on Tuesday where police used pepper spray against rowdy protestors and discharged a Taser to disperse crowds. No arrests were made. Attendees of the forum discussed how such events represent free speech, but others countered that they spread hate. Reva-Grace Phillips, former cochairwoman of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, StraightAlliance, cited other events on campus such as the abortion demonstration in October as another instance that facilitated campuswide discussion. She said groups such as these sometimes make people uncomfortable in order to incite a conversation among members of the student body. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
thing,” he said. “This year covers a lot more — including a political cartoonist from Economist magazine, internet humor from CollegeHumor, a number of writers from SNL and up-and-coming comics.” This, the sixth annual festival, also offers a three-day writing workshop with Anne Beatts, the first female writer for SNL. The Sketch Writing Workshop will culminate in a student performance at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Union Cabaret. Allin considers the festival a testament to the legacy of comedy alumni at Carolina, with three former Tar Heels returning to perform: Black, Bryan Tucker from Saturday Night Live and Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac. “Knowing that we are supporting our alums and helping develop the future of comedy is way too exciting not to do,” Allin said. Black considers his time at UNC, especially with the theater department, instrumental to his success. “It helped me in a real way. It was the only department I knew of where I could get credit and graduate with the highest honors by writing a fulllength play. And I had some really great teachers,” Black said. “I had a remarkable time here. It’s so remarkable.”
7 p.m., Union Cabaret Students compete for a chance to open for Lewis Black. Contact Sam Morgan at smorgan51@ gmail.com to compete.
Thursday 2 p.m., Union Cabaret CollegeHumor: A panel talk on the role of the Internet in comedy, with CollegeHumor employees. 3 p.m., Class of 2000 Lounge The Economist Magazine’s Kevin Kallaugher discusses the art of the political cartoon and drawing political caricatures.
3 p.m., Class of 2000 Lounge Stand-up from Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson and Bryan Tucker and improv with writers from 30 Rock.
Friday 1 p.m., Class of 2000 Lounge The Economist magazine’s political cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher leads a drawing workshop. 4 p.m., Union Auditorium Class with Lewis Black 8 p.m., Memorial Hall (also Saturday) Lewis Black & Friends stand-up comedy show.
“There will be a lot represented. It’s a sprinkling of speciﬁc forms of comedy with examples of everything.” lewis black, comedian Black, a former resident of Hinton James Residence Hall, believes UNC holds a basic tradition that keeps it from drastic changes. “Certain traditions change that have to change, but there is a consistency here that I like and am comfortable with. The only thing
different are the bars; there used to only be that one,” Black said. “But I come back and go to a bar 30 years later and its still that same comfort.” Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
Death and taxes N.C. officials are unsure how this year’s taxes (due today) will affect the budget. See pg. 5 for story.
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4 Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.
Solution to Tuesday’s puzzle
Poetry reading Creative writing students present their poetry portfolios at an end-ofyear reading. See pg. 9 for story.
Grades, grades, grades A draft report indicates that UNC has seen significant grade inflation. See pg. 3 for story.
Protesting Tancredo Police used pepper spray to quell a protest of a speech. See pg. 1 for story, go online for a photo slideshow.
Baseball Get the lowdown in UNC’s matchup Tuesday against High Point. See pg. 4 for story.
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Help Wanted CERVICAL CANCER starts with sex and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Condoms can protect, but don’t stop the spread of HPV. You may never have symptoms or know that you became infected. HPV infection can cause genital warts and over time you can raise your risk of developing cervical cancer. Help research by volunteering for a vaccine research study. You may qualify if you: are between 16-26 years of age, are willing to use birth control for a minimum of 7 months, are not planning to become pregnant in the first 7 months of the study, have never been vaccinated for HPV, have not had an abnormal PAP. Please call: 919-251-9223. SURVEY TAKERS NEEDED: Make $5-$25 per survey. www. GetPaidToThink.com. PART-TIME OPTICAL SALES assistant needed. No experience necessary. 15-20 hrs/wk. Nights and weekends. Please come by for an application. 20/20 Eyeworks, University Mall. PART-TIME LEASING AGENT: Apartment community near Southpoint Mall seeks a friendly, energetic, and detail oriented person to join their team. 20 hrs/wk, weekends. May thru August. Agent will assist in office duties and lease apartments. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 919-361-2448. FIRST, SECOND SUMMER SESSION or
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 - Things you tried before unsuccessfully will work a lot better now. The timing just wasn’t right. But it’s getting closer to right all the time. Don’t give up. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 7 - Some doors may have been shut to you, but don’t give up. Others will open soon, so keep knocking and never give up. Try something even better than whatever you’ve lost. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 6 - Take a very practical approach for the next few days. Think about what you’ll be getting down the line with each choice you make. Do what you can to protect what you already have. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 7 - The controversy rages. Think you can stay objective? You can pretend you are, just to be polite. Don’t blow a gasket, though. Speak up, nicely, if you must alleviate pressure. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 - You’d rather play hooky than work, but that isn’t a good idea. Maybe you can figure out a way to do them both. At the very least, go somewhere really nice with a friend for lunch. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 - Don’t figure out how the others should live their lives. Trust them to come up with their own solutions. Either they will or they won’t. Meanwhile, you’ll accomplish your own goals.
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THE LINEBERGER COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the UNC, Chapel Hill is seeking a temporary research assistant (RA) for the Spanish Decision Aid study. This study aims to develop a Spanish version of a Decision Aid for colorectal cancer screening for Latinos residing in NC. The bilingual RA will work approximately 30-35 hrs/wk. Training will be provided. Duties include but are not limited to: (1) Identify, track and enroll eligible Spanish speaking participants and physicians into the study. (2) Arrange and attend focus group meetings. (3) Perform structured survey and data entry and management. (4) Assist with the preparation of study logistics. Requirements: The ideal applicant will: (1) Have an interest and/or experience working with the Latino community. (2) Have a master’s degree in Public Health or other fields related to Public Health (will consider bachelor’s degree with research experience). (3) Should be Spanish, English bilingual. (4) Work some late afternoons and weekends. (5) Transportation is required. Skills and abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to perform assigned tasks with minimal supervision, requires a high degree of flexibility of skills and hours, excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel). Knowledge of SAS or other software a plus. Contact: Please send letter of interest, resume, and name of 3 references via email attachment to: Dr. Daniel Reuland, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill. Email: dreuland@ med.unc.edu. Phone: 919-966-4363. EOE.
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Honors students share poetry By Justin Chandler Wilcox Staff Writer
Student poets and their fans gathered in Graham Memorial on Tuesday night for a reading of their favorite parts of their own work. Eight honors poetry students presented original compositions they wrote as part of a class this year. The students produced 1,000 lines of poetry each to earn creative writing honors. The building’s Morehead Lounge hosted about 50 people, some sitting on the floor. Subjects ranging from love to hate and death to life echoed from the wooden walls. One of senior Katherine Oberembt’s poems, “Proposal,” took the perspective of a defense attorney who represented a mother accused of child negligence. In the poem, she writes about a woman being prosecuted after drain cleaner spilled onto her young daughter’s face. The smooth hum of her voice was a stark contrast to the substance of the stanzas she read. Aaron Vose read “Your Things,” which he described as “the closest thing to a love poem (he’d) ever written.” It describes all the belongings left over at his home from a recently ended relationship. Speaking about his student’s generation as a whole, Alan Shapiro, the English professor who oversaw the students’ work all year, expressed his excitement for their passion for poetry.
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“It’s like the ’60s without the self-indulgence,” he said. Several students said they attended the event to hear friends read their poems. “I’ve read a lot of work on paper and it was really cool to see them in person,” said junior Zena Cardman. “It was fantastic,” Shapiro said. “It was great to have so many people come and support these writers.” The students said they were very appreciative of the time and effort their classmates put in to developing and discussing their compositions. “We worked all year for this and it was really fun to be able to share it with someone,” said senior Jon McDonald, who read his poem “Winter Flora,” among others. The poem describes the memory of a lonely homeless woman. “It was technically a class, but it was basically a group of friends getting together and sharing poems.” While Travis Smith read his poems, the audience laughed as his humor was excellently conveyed into his works. This was even evident in the title of one of the poems he read, called “X-Rays of Snakes,” about memories of a childhood home that was converted into a veterinarian’s office. Other poets spoke on topics as diverse as suicide, a cross-country road trip and the history of the ax. After the reading, refreshments
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s you finish your semester, I’m beginning to register for mine. More than a month into my study abroad program in Mendoza, Argentina, I don’t know my class schedule — the times keep changing until the official start of the semester. I was wrestling with oldtravel COLUMNIST school paper registration systems last week when I got an e-mail from a professor at UNC. I responded, and less than 10 minutes later, I was pre-registered for a class this fall. I even know when and where that class will meet. The uncertainty and amount of unscheduled time here turned my study abroad group into 33 anxious Americans — we have heavyworkload withdrawal. We scurry around university buildings scribbling down the newest class time, while Argentine students take it all with ease — the same coolness that enables them to make mullets, fanny packs and Rollerblading seem hip. Instead, we make to-do lists because, apparently, they make us feel productive and valid. “It’s really hard to move away from that mindset,” said UNC sophomore Anita Rao, also currently studying in Mendoza. “But my to-do list here consists of e-mails I want to write people back home or making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies instead of homework assignments or meetings to go to. I have even found myself writing down things I want to think about, like ‘possible weekend trips.’” The difference in attitudes between Americans and Argentinians is not entirely the difference between developed and developing nations. British students get a year off before starting college. France nearly shuts down for the month of August when locals flock to resorts along the coast. Italians get about 42 vacation days per year, according to the Information Please Database. The French get 37. Even the hard-working Japanese get 25. We get 13. And we don’t even use them all. About a third of us leave vacation days unused, according to a 2006 survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Expedia. Even if we do take our vacation, we bring along the snazzy mobile device that injects e-mail into every nook and cranny of our lives. Sure, our obsessive work habits have helped us claim the Forbes-awarded “Most Economically Competitive” title, 54 of the top 100 universities in the world (UNC is No. 38, according to arwu.org), and one of the highest GDPs per capita. But we also claim top spots among the most divorced (No. 1, according to NationMaster.com), most overweight (No. 9, according to Forbes), and most bingelike drinkers (no ranking here, but, come on, we all know it). Still not convinced? If you don’t mind being a fat, divorced drunk, you must mind dying earlier. The French average almost 81 Augusts on the Riviera. Italians will have 80 years of lengthy vacations. Their life expectancies rank No. 9 and No. 19 respectively, according to the CIA World Factbook. We come in at No. 50 with 78 years of work-filled life. Without adopting mullets and fanny packs, we could stand to chill out a bit. Perfect GPAs and high-ranking titles are nice, but longer lives, Augusts on the Riviera and lazy Sundays are nicer.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Challenge to submit proof why group shouldn’t exist
Protest was out of line Demonstration wasn’t fair to the speaker, the students or the University
hen Tom Tancredo spoke at UNC yesterday, he was the most moderate person there. The controversial former congressman was hosted by Youth for Western Civilization, a right-wing organization dedicated to the fight against what it calls “radical multiculturalism” on every level. But instead of a peaceful demonstration against viewpoints with which they disagree, many protesters took things too far. When police declared the room in Bingham Hall to be
at capacity, protesters tried to force their way inside. Police pepper sprayed the hallways to keep them at bay and also pulled out Tasers, though none were aimed directly at students. A window was smashed as ruckus ensued. The dissenters also shouted profanities in an effort to drown out the former representative. They even attempted to storm the room where Tancredo was speaking. Protesters could have voiced their views in a way that wasn’t destructive. And some did. Many qui-
etly spoke their minds by sitting in on the speech with banners and signs to make their presence heard. Others held the previously planned “dance for diversity” in the Pit. The standards of diversity and multiculturalism that the University espouses diametrically oppose the viewpoints held by Youth for Western Civilization. But refusing to let a man speak is not the proper response. Dissent is all well and good. In cases like this, it’s encouraged. But violent protest is not the answer.
Welcome, new Congress Thanks to the newly inducted leaders for their service and especially for their pledge for transparency
here are many admirable ways to give back to the University, but let’s pause for a moment to recognize those newly induc ted into the 91st Student Congress. Thanks for stepping up to the plate to be part of serving your fellow students. These representatives will meet as a body biweekly for the next school year and in committees during the alternate weeks to write, consider and vote on legislation that affects students. This year, Speaker Joe Levin-Manning, the only returning undergraduate representative, has raised the bar by calling for more transparency — a top prior-
ity for him. Students and other new members of Congress should take note of this commendable goal. By taking their jobs seriously and promoting transparency within Congress, student representatives are on their way to a productive and efficient year. A more transparent Congress will also make the legislative process more legitimate and, hopefully, increase student participation. The more that students understand their Congress — particularly the proceedings related to the allocation of fees to student groups — the more Congress’ decisions will serve and reflect
the student body. If you’ve never been to a Student Congress meeting before, consider attending and learning more about the leaders who have been elected to represent you. Or look up your representative so that you can shoot him or her an e-mail by visiting congress.unc.edu/ wiki/index.php/Current_ Members. Transparency is a two-way street. So is service. After thanking these leaders for their service, the student body in general has an obligation to stay informed, stay aware and maintain contact with Congress representatives. We look forward to a year of transparent dialogue.
Stellar professors Congratulations on the accomplishments of several UNC professors; awards will help further research
he University’s professors are active in the academic community and inside the classroom. But finding funding for their research goals is always a top concern for faculty. Last Wednesday five UNC professors were awarded prestigious fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The professors are: T ho mas Cam panell a, city and regional planning; Martin Doyle, geography; Carl Ernst, religious studies; Evelyne Huber, political science; and John Stephens, political science
and European studies. These awards should be celebrated by the University community not only as a great honor, but as an opportunity to further the research of our excellent faculty. The Guggenheim fellowships are awarded each year to scientists, artists and scholars in order to fund diverse research interests and goals of “exceptional promise.” Because we are primarily exposed to their in-class teaching, students might easily forget about UNC professors’ additional prowess outside of the classroom.
The five UNC professors selected represent wideranging research interests from five different fields. And the research projects themselves range from developing a history of American rivers to studying inequality in Latin America. Winning awards is certainly not rare for UNC professors. Our faculty is spectacular, and is recognized often. We’re proud of our faculty and their research initiatives that help to further the University’s excellent reputation for excellent academic research.
TO THE EDITOR: On our diverse and multicultural campus, the number of conservative faculty members is so small that I have been asked to serve as faculty sponsor for four different conservative student organizations. Without a faculty sponsor, these organizations wouldn’t exist on campus, nor would they be allowed to bring in speakers to promote their views. For this reason I almost always agree to sign sponsorship forms, whether or not I agree with everything the groups represent. My own liberal arts education at a Western university emphasized a spirit of broad-mindedness in the face of opinions that differ from my own. I was disturbed today to find that my office door had been decorated with a flier implying that one of the groups I sponsor, Youth for Western Civilization, is “white supremacist.” If this is true, then I am in a unique position. If I withdraw my sponsorship, I doubt another sponsor will be found. The group will likely disappear and none of you will ever be troubled by their views again. However, I would like to have more to work with than innuendo on a flier, so I invite the students who posted the flier on my door or any others who find Youth for Western Civilization too hateful for our campus to present evidence in this forum that they ought to be suppressed, evicted, banished, excommunicated or whatever word it is that broad-minded people use these days. Think of this as an opportunity to work on your reasoning and composition skills. Dr. Chris Clemens Professor Physics and Astronomy
Hate of other cultures not an unsubstantiated claim TO THE EDITOR: While I agree with the message — the importance of free speech, the need to speak back — in Tuesday’s editorial (“Debate, don’t accuse”), there are flaws I would like to address. First, Youth for Western Civilization’s right to exist hasn’t been contested to my knowledge. The petition uses strong language to make clear that we do not believe a hateful group should be at UNC. It does not call for the administration or anyone else to remove them. The petition was created as an opportunity for students to come together and make a collective statement against hate. Second, when I and other students say that Youth for Western Civilization is promoting hate, it’s not an unsubstantiated claim. I’d refer The Daily Tar Heel editorial board to a Jan. 31 editorial from The New York Times, which accurately labels the national group’s founder, Marcus Epstein, as having “white-supremacist views” for his disdain (hate) of diversity. Epstein’s hatred is echoed by the UNC chapter’s founder
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in an attack on UNC’s commitment to diversity in the latest Independent Weekly. The group uses evasive language (“Western heritage” versus “white”) to avoid sounding overtly racist, but phrases like “trendy multiculturalism” and labeling Western culture as “high culture,” indicate its hatred of the presence of other cultures. I agree with Louis Brandeis: “sunlight is the best disinfectant.” We need to start shedding light on hate since, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate groups have increased by 54 percent since 2000. Patrick Toomey Sophomore Coalition Against Hate
Group is not supremacist, look at the basic ideology TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in response to the letter to the editor, “New student organization has suspect intentions” (April 13), by Patrick Toomey of the Coalition Against Hate. Youth for Western Civilization is extremely offended by the hateful posters plastered around campus calling us “white supremacists” and by the blog post written for the Carolina Review spouting the same nonsense. Let it be known that we have many nonwhite members in Youth for Western Civilization. They claim that we are “white supremacists” because we use words like “heritage,” “identity” and “pride.” But are blacks or Hispanics called “supremacists” when they use such language? At UNC, we have an organization called the Black Student Movement, a group that is focused on racial identity, as is the Carolina Hispanic Association, which is dedicated to “fostering Hispanic awareness within the University.” It’s funny that a liberal such as Mr. Toomey would mention Shakespeare, because it’s precisely because of counterculture liberals (with which this campus teems) that Shakespeare is no longer a core requirement for all bachelor’s degree candidates. Many people have asked what immigration has to do with preserving Western civilization. Well, it’s certainly difficult for me to explain our philosophy in a letter to the editor, but let me start by recommending that those interested in learning more about our philosophy on immigration’s relationship to preserving the West read Pat Buchanan’s chapter “La Reconquista” in his book “The Death of the West.” In that chapter, Buchanan explains that American culture, one of the subcultures of Western civilization, is severely and irrevocably changed by our current haphazard and whimsical immigration policies. We, as Americans, need to focus on assimilating the immigrants we have already in this country before we can afford to accept more — unless you are perfectly content with America being a completely and radically different country from what it was even 30 or 40 years ago. Riley Matheson President Youth for Western Civilization at Chapel Hill department and phone number. ➤ Edit: The DTH edits for space, clarity, accuracy and vulgarity. Limit letters to 250 words.
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