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Ellington, Lawson head to NBA Juniors enter draft one year early By Powell Latimer Senior Writer

university | page 3 THE GREAT DEBATE Campus leaders gathered at the Campus Y to discuss the role of protests at UNC but were unable to come to many conclusions.


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Juniors Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington announce Wednesday that they will enter the NBA Draft this year, forgoing their final seasons at UNC.


Ty Lawson’s mother already offered to move in next to him wherever he goes. That could mean 30 major cities across the U.S., but one thing’s for sure: It won’t be in Chapel Hill. Lawson and fellow junior Wayne Ellington, with parents looking on, both declared for the NBA Draft at a press conference Tuesday. “It’s hard to leave Carolina,” said Lawson who, with Ellington and the rest of the 2008-09 Tar Heels, won the national championship, “because of all the great memories and things you learned in college.” Coach Roy Williams said he has talked to 13 different NBA teams

regarding the draft prospects of Lawson and Ellington, as well as graduating seniors Danny Green and Tyler Hansbrough, who also plan to enter the draft. “Every indication from those teams is that this is a good time for the youngsters to go,” Williams said. “There’s no question that we loved having them. It’s been a great experience for me to watch both of them mature and grow.” For the season, Lawson averaged 16.6 points per game, good for second on the team. He was the ACC Player of the Year and led the Tar Heels in assists with 230. Ellington averaged 15.8 points and was UNC’s second-leading


The DTH office will be closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. on May 10. Don’t worry: You can still buy National Championship merchandise at retailers around town.

DTH ONLINE: Check out a slideshow with the best of the players’ three years at UNC. DTH ONLINE: Watch video of Ellington and Lawson’s announcement Wednesday. rebounder in ACC play. He was named Most Outstanding Player in the 2009 Final Four after going 7-for-12 from the floor. “It was a tough decision,” Ellington said. “I loved my time here at Carolina, I had a lot of fun, and there’s no better way to end it than the way we did.” Neither player can remove their names from consideration, having already “tested the waters” last summer before returning to cam-

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Goode six not tied to UNC 1 student arrested in Tancredo case

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By Lyle Kendrick Staff Writer

The locations of things like these significantly affect how people travel. For example, Rodriguez pointed out the difference between a trip to the local drugstore in Houston compared to Boston. While the person in sprawling Houston has to drive on a highway for 10 miles, the person in Boston can simply walk. Both take the same amount of time, he said, but have different impacts on the natural world. Parking is another environmental problem related to trans-

The six individuals arrested for disrupting former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode’s speech Wednesday night had no connection to UNC. But a student was arrested Thursday for actions during last week’s protest against former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo. Both protests were aimed at speakers hosted by the UNC chapter of Youth for Western Civilization. The six arrested Wednesday were Meredith Dickey and Jack Groves, 18, Sarah Johnson, 21, Rachel Harris, 22, Michael Bandes, 25, and Donald Yeo, 30, according to police reports. The six began disrupting Goode shortly after he began speaking. Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, interrupted the speech to warn attendees that continuous disruption could result in action by Department of Public Safety officers. Reports state that the six protesters were arrested after continuing to disrupt the event. Dickey, Johnson and Groves are all residents of the same street in Raleigh. Harris and Bandes live in the same residency in Orange County and Yeo lives in Carrboro, according to reports. Junior Haley Koch was arrested at about 10:35 a.m. Thursday for involvement in protesting former Tancredo’s speech April 14. Goode and Tancredo planned to speak against illegal immigration and affirmative action. Tancredo’s speech last Tuesday was halted after protests escalated.

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GOING PLATINUM The Botanical Gardens’ new Visitor Education Center will be UNC’s first with platinumrated environmental features.

city | page 6 WASTE CONFLICT A county commissioner is pointing to a possible conflict of interest in the company siting Orange County’s new waste transfer station.


An Emmy winner performed “The Apology of Socrates.”

CLOTHESLINES NOT OK Despite a state bill, some still can’t use clotheslines.


Town might create board to look into police abuse claims.

this day in history APRIL 24, 1953 Former UNC President Frank Porter Graham dedicates the N.C. Memorial Hospital, the School of Dentistry and the School of Nursing.

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Daniel Rodriguez is an associate professor of city and regional planning and a member of the Carolina Transportation Program. The Carolina Transportation Program seeks to promote transportation research at UNC by bringing several research projects under one umbrella.

Rodriguez studied transportation ‘before it was sexy’ By Blake Frieman Staff Writer

As a teenager growing up in Colombia, Daniel Rodriguez was annoyed at having to be picked up by the school bus an hour be fore class started. Today, that annoyance is driving him DTH sustainability to answer the series: part 5 of 5. q u e s t i o n o f See past stories at w h y p e o p l e travel the way they do, and that knowledge is helping him to

reduce the negative environmental impact of transportation. “I’ve been working on this for 15 years — before it was sexy, before people cared about the environment,” he said. Rodriguez is an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and a member of the Carolina Transportation Program. The program is a research effort made of faculty members and students from several departments who focus on transportation planning, mass transit issues and land use. To complete this research, he

and other professors in his field hand out surveys and use GPS tracking devices with accelerometers in them. This technology allows researchers to track people’s movements in order to get a better handle on where they are going and how long it’s taking them to get there. They might look at people who live in a neighborhood with infrequent bus service and observe their needs to either walk or drive a car to work. From this information, they can determine the best places to build sidewalks or bus stops.

300 percent spike Grade inflation back in spotlight in armed robberies By Kevin Kiley and Matt Sampson Staff Writers

By Sarah Morayati Staff Writer

T h e C h a p e l H i l l Po l i c e Department is concerned about a more than 300 percent increase in armed robberies between 2007 and 2008. According to police reports, there were 51 incidents of armed robbery in 2008, up from 11 in 2007 and marking the highest number since 2001. And this year, the numbers are following a similar trend. “It’s something we’re concerned about and we’re tracking,” said Lt. Kevin Gunter, Chapel Hill police spokesman. The causes of this increase are unclear, Gunter said. The rates of some other crimes, including vandalism and property crime,

also rose last year. County law enforcement officials discussed such crime trends at a forum hosted by WCHL 1360 on Thursday. Chapel Hill Police Chief Brian Curran said students are sometimes targeted because robbers believe they have valuables such as electronic devices. “It’s attractive on a number of levels for criminals to come,” he said at the forum. About two weeks ago, a man was kidnapped from North Columbia Street and taken to an ATM. In late March, someone attempted to rob at gunpoint students at Granville Towers. Some residents say they feel

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The University’s educational policy committee will present a final report to the Faculty Council today that shows average grades at UNC — and across the country — have been increasing since 1995. Members of the committee hope that this report — more wellresearched and thorough than reports in years past — brings to the forefront of campus discussion an issue that has been brewing beneath the surface for about a decade. “You can’t not discuss the fact that 82 percent of all grades given are A’s and B’s,” said David Bevevino, student body vice president and a student member of the committee. “That, to me, seems at least concerning and something that needs to be addressed.” The report summarizes the various causes of the increase and proposes five methods to address grade

Grade point average

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Average GPA by year for spring semester seniors

The report shows that the most common grade at UNC is an A. 2007

3.5 45 percent 3.264 3.145

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inflation, the regular awarding of high grades to many students. While most of these require extra resources or widespread support, one — a discussion about what grading means — is likely to happen before the others.







‘A deep discussion on policy’ The committee’s report is an update to one compiled in 2000. Boone Turchi, the committee’s chairman in 2000, said the discussion has

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t’s often said the family that plays together stays together. But what happens when the way a family plays involves stealing? A mismatched family in New York City pleaded not guilty Wednesday to burglary and weapons charges in a Queens court. The defendants, which included two men and the girlfriend of one of the men, reportedly drove around in a mini van, breaking into homes and stealing money and video games from neighbors and other family members. The men did the robbing while the woman drove the getaway van — and kept her children, aged 4 years and 5 months, occupied as she waited on the street. Prosecutors presented witnesses in court who saw the crooked family in action.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAr FRIDAY Cookout: Sigma Sigma Sigma hosts their second annual Cookout for the Carolina Way benefiting the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund. Tickets are $5 and include dinner. Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Sigma Sigma Sigma house, 307 E. Franklin St. Music on the porch: The Center for the Study of the American South hosts an engaging late afternoon of music on the porch of the Love House and Hutchins Forum. The event features performances by local musicians such as Bellefea’s Heather McEntire, Un Deux Trois and Holidays for Quince Records, Eric Roehrig of Erie Choir and Sorry About Dresden. Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Love House and Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin St. Do-it-yourself CD workshop: Drop by to hear tips from local experts on how to record, produce, promote and perform your band’s next CD. Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Student Union Great Hall Benefit concert: The Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda is hosting a benefit concert. All proceeds go toward community-based organizations in Uganda. Performers include LAFCADIO from Vinyl Records and Sacrificial Poets. Tickets are $5 in the Pit or at the door. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Hanes Art Center Auditorium

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Oren Mechanic, a senior public health major, practices scoring Thursday in Fetzer Gym during team handball practice.

SATURDAY Block party: Lambda Chi Alpha hosts the 15th Annual Block Party benefitting Camp Kesem. Tickets are $15 and include admission and a T-shirt. Tickets are available at the door. Performances include Three Zach Crew, Ryan Dunham featuring Zach Ducey and Ocean Street. Time: Noon Location: Lambda Chi Alpha house, 229 E. Franklin St. To make a calendar submission, e-mail Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day before they take place. Submissions must be sent in by noon the preceding publication date.

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mail from a Chapel Hill home between April 9 and 10, according to police reports. The theft from the home on Wildwood Drive was reported Wednesday, reports state.

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n  Someone kicked down a back door to gain entrance to a Chapel Hill home between March 15 and Wednesday, according to police reports. The suspect caused $200 in damages to the home on Cole Street, reports state.

window of a vehicle on North Roberson Street and stole $2,190 in items, including 200 CDs, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The incident occurred between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:16 a.m. Thursday, reports state. The other items included clothes, a backpack, a sleeping bag and a CD holder, reports state.

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from a Chapel Hill medical facility Tuesday, according to police reports. The wallet had $20 cash and

the driver’s side window of a Nissan parked at Chapel Hill Bible Church on Wednesday and took nothing, according to police reports.

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Despite having already made cuts, the district must still be prepared to cut millions more from its school budget. At its meeting Thursday, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education considered reducing its $126 million budget by $2.5 million. With funding at local, state and federal levels uncertain, the board considered five levels of cuts, ranging from $2.5 million to $4.5 million. The board already cut more than $700,000 from current spending levels in order to submit their budget request to the Orange County commissioners April 2. Visit City News at dailytarheel. com for the full story.


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Instead of throwing away their unwanted dormitory trash, students will be able to donate it to the Tar Heel Treasure initiative this year. Donated goods that are still usable will be sold to campus and local communities through a giant yard sale. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund and the UNC Children’s Hospital. The sale organizers are looking for volunteers to help with collecting and selling the items from the last day of classes to the sale on May 16.

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Coble will represent more than 3,000 faculty members, which might make it hard for her to repter,” said Joe Templeton, the curresent all faculty viewpoints simulBY Rachel Coleman Staff Writer rent faculty chairman. His term taneously, Templeton said. McKay Coble was elected chair- ends June 30. “Faculty input is important, woman of the faculty Thursday, Coble currently serves as the and she will act not as a decision putting an end to an election to fill chairwoman of the department maker as much as someone who the three-year position. of dramatic art, where co-workers can provide perspective on the Bobbi Owen, senior associate matter,” he said. Her job responsibilities will said she has worked extensively dean for undergraduate education, include working with faculty mem- with faculty and students. Coble, who was unavailable for bers, students and administrators “Because the dramatic art also said Coble’s experience would comment, has said she wants to to deal with campuswide issues. department has many different help her do a good job. get more faculty involved in the “It’s a sad day for the dramatic Faculty Council and promote staCoble will also be responsible for revenue streams and constituleading the Faculty Council. encies, it will help her do well in art department, but her ability to bility between departments. As chairwoman, Coble will be interacting with all the different be able to work with the entire “She will have to face some faced with many new responsi- parts of the faculty,” Templeton University is too good a bet to obvious problems like the budget miss,” she said. bilities and challenges, including said. crisis, but her strong commitment By Matthew Price Coble was running for the to the University means she’ ll Senior Writer budget cuts for next year. He said Coble is popular with “She’ll be spending lots of time students too. As a scene and cos- position against Arne Kalleberg, work to ensure that all faculty Discussion between conservative in committee meetings, and, tume designer for PlayMakers Kenan Distinguished Professor of have a great place in Chapel Hill,” and liberal campus groups was civil while that is not always enjoyable, Repertory Company, her energy Sociology, who said that he thinks Templeton said. — if sometimes awkward — at a she will have the opportunity to and communication skills will Coble will do a terrific job. forum Thursday in the Campus Y. “I’m behind her all the way,” he work with other faculty who care come in handy as chairwoman, Contact the University Editor Campus Y co-presidents Jimmy said. about making the University bet- he said. at Waters and Erin Marubashi organized the roundtable forum to discuss recent protests, illegal immigration and the new campus group Youth for Western Civilization. About 40 students attended. “If you have something to say, move up here and say it. But most of this is about listening,” Waters said. “We’re all going to do a lot of listening to each other tonight.” Conversation mostly centered on the best methods to protest speakers with whom students disagree. Many groups present, including the Carolina Hispanic Association and Alianza, were critical of the methods protesters used in past weeks. “I think many groups communicated and planned well, but groups that disrupted ruined all those other strategies of dissent,” said Amanda Gutierrez, a member of Alianza. “That’s not fair.” Conservative groups, including the College Republicans and the Carolina Review, mostly focused on the importance of free speech, though they distanced themselves from YWC. “We all come from very different political sides, but hopefully we can all agree on something,” said Zach Dexter, a writer for the Carolina Review. “I don’t agree with all of YWC’s positions, but I want to clear up that there’s no visceral hate floating around.” Representatives from YWC did not show up until nearly an hour after the event started. UNC’s DTH/Anna Dorn chapter president Riley Matheson The new Visitor Education Center at the N.C. Botanical Gardens on Laurel Hill Road in Chapel Hill, backed by director Peter White, will be arrived to hushed murmurs before the first platinum-certified LEED building on a UNC-system campus, reaching the highest possible level of the sustainability scale. being heatedly questioned about his group’s mission and motives. Matheson said UNC’s chapter is more focused on reforming the curriculum to have a Western culture focus, instead of seeking a homogenous society or opposing immigration. So far, YWC has invited fora o Woods R lR d mer U.S. Reps. Tom Tancredo n of the earth to heat and cool the building. By Sarah Dugan a and Virgil Goode to discuss issues Staff Writer “We will really try to push the envelope and including illegal immigration and The N.C. Botanical Garden will open a use as little energy as possible,” White said. Old M affirmative action. ason new environmentally sustainable Education The center cost $12 million to build, Farm Road Both speakers brought out large Center for visitors in July, partially due to which came from private funding and from protests that resulted in arrests. the work of UNC biology professor Peter UNC student environmental fees. North Carolina Many students referenced the Botanical Garden White, who has been director of the gardens It is expected to take 19 months to connational organization’s Web site e for 23 years. struct and is set to open in July, with an offian which says the group opposes “radnL r White collaborated with architects cial opening ceremony in October. e F ical multiculturalism” and “mass and will direct the center, which will be “I hope it will be an inspiration for other immigration.” used to educate visitors about sustainabil- campuses — for the public and for students,” “We’re not controlled by the ity. It is the first Leadership in Energy and White said. national organization,” Matheson Environmental Design Platinum-certified In March, Southern Living magazine recogsaid. “But I’m not going to back building on a UNC-system campus. nized White as an “Outstanding Southerner” away from saying that immigration Platinum is the highest level of LEED certi- for the role he played in guiding the garden 500 feet is a huge problem the West faces.” fication any building can obtain. to the numerous awards it has received over Groups critical of YWC, such as The center will produce at least 15 percent the years. SOURCE: GOOGLE MAPS Students for a Democratic Society of its energy from renewable sources and has a DTH/ANNA CARRINGTON AND DALIA RAZO geothermal system to utilize the temperature See Gardens, Page 7

McKay Coble plans to get more faculty involved in Faculty Council during her three-year term.


The University has received $2.7 million to train AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. The money is from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institute of Health. UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine will be training the researchers, who will then return to fight AIDS in their home countries. The Fogarty International Center’s AIDS International Training and Research Program has already trained 2,000 researchers.

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Police arrested three people Thursday after a 4 a.m. break-in at the Rite Aid in Eastgate Shopping Center, according to Chapel Hill Police. Officers responded to an alarm and located one suspect outside the business. The other two surrendered to police shortly after, a press release stated. Ta my k a S t e i n b e c k , Ja c o b Lockerman and Christopher Proctor had gained access to the building through the roof, according to police. Lockerman, 18, Steinbeck, 19, The last in a series previewing issues Jones will face. and Proctor, 18, were charged with The Year ahead felony breaking and entering, damage to real property, conspiracy to commit a felony and possession of burglary tools, according to police. Lockerman, of Clinton, also was charged with possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and is being held in lieu to partner with students on iniof $10,000 bail in Orange County, By Eliza Kern Staff Writer tiatives. Vice President David the release states. There’s no doubt that Student Bevevino said this will provide an Body President Jasmin Jones has additional challenge. Clotheslines will be allowed spunk. “Especially in a time where the “Her smile is just infectious,” University has limited resources, only at future developments said Student Congress Speaker it’s time to find out everything that Jasmin Jones, student body president Some Carrboro residents wish- Joe Levin-Manning. “All it takes we have here at UNC that makes ing to hang their laundry on is a smile from her and you realize this school so great,” he said. face a significant learning curve. clotheslines are out of luck, thanks you’re doing this because it’s someAs to how her administration “She’s expected to know everyto changes made to a recent bill in thing that you love.” will differ from former Student thing about everything that’s going state legislature. It will take more than smiles Body President J.J. Raynor’s, Jones on on campus,” he said. “It’s going The bill would have allowed from Jones to run a student govern- said she will work to make their to take her a little time to fully figthe Board of Aldermen to enable ment organization of hundreds of work more prominent on campus. ure everything out.” residents to circumvent their hom- students next year, but the newly “We are going to be just as polBut Senior Adviser Elinor eowners’ association covenants and elected president’s personality will icy-savvy, but we are also going to Benami said Jones has proven a set up energy-saving devices such as be a significant factor in helping her be very responsive to students,” she fast learner. clotheslines and solar collectors. accomplish her goals. said. “We’re going to be visible.” “When things die down on camBut before the bill was approved In the face of budget shortfalls, It’s great if student government pus, she heads to the student govby the N.C. Senate on Wednesday, Jones will use her motivational lead- makes positive changes, but stu- ernment suite and gets down to the language was altered to have ership style to focus on connecting dents need to know that the chang- work,” she said. the rule apply only to future devel- students to resources and opportuni- es have occurred, Jones said. And as for the legacy Jones hopes opments. ties the University already offers. “A lot was done last year in the to leave? Alderman Jacquie Gist didn’t “She is the quintessential moti- office and the meeting rooms, but it “That’s a long way off,” she said. consider that much consolation. vator,” said 2008-09 Vice President needs to go farther than that.” “But if I could think of one thing, “We’re getting close to build-out. Todd Dalrymple. “She can really To publicize its initiatives, the I would hope when we leave there There aren’t going to be a ton of rally the troops like none other.” administration is working to create would be an understanding that new developments,” she said. Jones will need to put this ability a public relations team. The team we need each other to make things Visit City News at dailytarheel. to work fairly quickly. would collect data and market pro- happen.” com for the full story. While fees funding student gov- grams and events to students. ernment will remain constant, the Student Body Secretary Jonathan Contact the University Editor —From staff and wire reports. University will have less money Tugman said the new president will at

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U.S. News and World Report m a g a z i n e’s 2 01 0 e d i t i o n o f “America’s Best Graduate Schools” features UNC on more than 20 lists of schools, programs and specialty areas. UNC’s appearances include a tie for first place in the Schools of Information and Library Science category. The rankings began in 1987 and have been released annually since 1990. The issue goes on sale April 28.



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Current ASG president Jones’ leadership gets creative plans to seek new term Budget crunch fosters style change

“We are going to be just as policysavvy, but we are also going to be very responsive.”

By Olivia Bowler Senior Writer

A statewide student leader organization will see its president return for another term, if all goes as planned at the Saturday elections. Greg Doucette, current president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments, is running unopposed for his second term as the organization’s president. Running unopposed is uncommon in the association, which brings together student leaders from the UNC system schools and uses $1 from each student for its projects. Doucette attributed the lack of interest to possible opponents’ unwillingness to run against an incumbent or take on the workload the job demands. ASG elections in the past have been controversial within the association, but there is little chance Doucette and his running mate ECU student Atul Bhula won’t claim victory Saturday. “I hope it’s because we’ve done a really good job this year,” he said. The president has a non-voting spot on the UNC-system Board of Governors. The position on the board that gives the ASG power as a lobbying tool for students, and the members of the board value

ASG leader Greg Doucette is running unopposed for a second term as president. that student voice. Hannah Gage, chairwoman of the board, said the lack of opposition is concerning and could be because of a lack of interest in the association. “There was a lot of emphasis on process and politics that can get in the way of us getting that student message,” she said of ASG. “One thing our board would like to see is more emphasis on the authentic voice of students.” The organization has suffered past accusations of inefficiency. It also lost some legitimacy after last year’s president, Cole Jones, faced several charges stemming from a domestic dispute and refused to resign. The charges have since been dropped. Doucette said that he has spent this year trying to rebuild the organization but is looking forward to taking on more projects this year.

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UNC spending restricted more By Elisabeth Gilbert Staff Writer

Slightly more than a week after the University released a set of emergency budget guidelines, the guidelines have been updated to place additional strictures on spending at UNC. The guidelines, which are derived from statewide budget limits mandated April 9 by Gov. Bev Perdue, detail allowable expenditures as state officials struggle to manage North Carolina’s budget crunch. Tuesday’s amendments tighten some limits even further. Notable updates include prohibiting even promotions that do not include a salary increase and encouraging departments to keep overtime hours to a minimum. The revisions even address such topics as ordering office supplies with state funds — not allowed unless the entire campus runs out. The amendments detail new exceptions to the previous set of guidelines, such as permission to hire staff who won’t begin work until the start of the next fiscal year, not

originally mentioned. UNC’s guidelines also allow for the possibility of instructional expenses, which must be approved by the Office of State Budget and Management. But to what extent such exemptions will be granted remains to be seen. “I think it’s partly just reflected that there’s been a change,” said Jean Folkerts, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “Initially, there was more of a feeling that there would be more exemptions for instructional purposes, and the more recent feeling is that there will not be any exemptions at all.” Folkerts said the journalism school’s financial advisers found that exemption requests generally had been denied at the state level, although the school has received permission for at least one exemption related to the building of a new high-definition television studio. Smaller requests are still pending. Mike McFarland, director of University communications, stated in an e-mail that the restrictions

still are too recent and too subject to change to gauge the success of such requests. Among the most drastic limits is the freezing of hiring for staff positions unless a candidate already had been selected and informed of their start date and salary before April 9. “The state-funded positions that were open have been treated as the budget guidelines call for,” said Kathy Bryant, communications director for UNC’s Human Resources. Even departments less directly affected by hiring constraints are being forced to cut costs. UNC’s Department of Housing and Residential Education pays its employees through student housing fees and is thus not subject to staff hiring restrictions. But Director Larry Hicks said the department is trimming its budget nonetheless. “It’s not like we’re immune,” Hicks said. “We’ve cut back on our capital projects. “I think it’s a tough situation all around.” Contact the University Editor at

During Summer School students get more time with faculty and the chance to explore courses outside their major. In “Art, Myth, and Nature,” students engender respect for cultures other than their own as sources of knowledge about art. Michelangelo Buonarroti animistically saw veins in slabs of carrara marble, similar to the manner in which, say, the Walbiri of North Australia see the forms of nature we will study as the tracks of ancestor dreamings. Professor Norris Brock Johnson ANTH / FOLKLORE 334 Art, Myth, and Nature: Cross-Cultural Perspectives ANTH / ASIA 586, Gardens, Shrines and Temples of Japan

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National and World News Suicide bombers South Carolina declares emergency strike in Baghdad state after wildfires at Myrtle Beach BAGHDAD (MCT) — Two massive suicide attacks killed at least 50 people and possibly dozens more Thursday in Iraq. The first explosion took place in Baghdad around 12:30 p.m. and killed at least five people, Iraqi police said. Witnesses estimated that many more died. They said that the bomber blew herself up near a crowd of humanitarian workers who were delivering aid. In the second attack, a bomber wearing an explosives vest detonated in a crowded restaurant in the southern province of Diyala, killing at least 45 people and wounding scores more.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (MCT) — S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford has declared a state of emergency for the county where a fire has burned thousands of acres near one of the state’s busiest tourist areas. Sanford ordered the state of emergency for Horry County on Thursday morning, where he said the blaze has consumed 15,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes. At least 40 homes in Horry County were destroyed by fire overnight, local authorities said. No injuries have been reported. Sanford said the fire is continuing to spread and more peo-

ple may be affected. Thick, gray smoke and ash have been reported over most of North Myrtle Beach on Thursday. About 2,500 people have been evacuated in the North Myrtle Beach area, west of the Intracoastal Waterway. Approximately 200 people were registered in a shelter at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic Center. The National Guard is using “Bambi Buckets,” which hang below helicopters and hold up to 2,600 gallons of water, to help extinguish the blaze, county spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier said.

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I S L A M A BA D ( M C T ) — Pakistan sent paramilitary units into the Buner region on Thursday, just 60 miles from Islamabad, after Taliban extremists who seized the district in the past 10 days ambushed a police convoy and killed one officer. In another sign the government is losing its grip on the country’s Northwest Frontier Province, Taliban spokesmen in Swat have threatened to expand their area of control. Pakistanis reacted negatively to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s warning that the government’s capitulations could pose a mortal threat to the United States and the world.

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (MCT) — Palm Beach County Judge Laura Johnson ruled Wednesday against Riviera Beach’s saggy pants ordinance, which had prohibited anyone from wearing pants below the waist exposing skin or underwear. A referendum endorsing the ban was supported by 72 percent of city voters in March 2008. Riviera Beach began enforcing the ordinance in July, but Johnson ruled it unconstitutional. The 20 or so offenders were cited with a $150 fine for the first offense and $300 for the second offense, considered a misdemeanor.

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Billions of dollars would flow to thousands of communities across the country to help them hire and retain police officers under legislation that the House of Representatives is expected to pass overwhelmingly Thursday. The vote is the latest step toward effectively reviving the Clinton-era “cops on the streets” program, which has provided $12.4 billion to help hire more than 117,000 local police officers. The decision marks a sharp reversal from the past eight years, when such funding all but evaporated.

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Police used pepper spray and discharged a Taser to disperse a crowd of protesters at that speech. A window was later broken, and Tancredo cancelled the speech. Some students and community members expressed concerns about the actions of police at both events. During a Thursday open house with Chancellor Holden Thorp, several students gathered, attempting to speak with Thorp and other administrators about the arrests and the use of pepper spray at the Tancredo speech. The students held papers with the words “Stop Harassing Students.” “People want to know the truth. They are not getting it from media or police,” said graduate student Tyler Oakley, who was involved in the gathering. “We need an independent investigation of the use of force.” Thorp said he was satisfied to let DPS investigate how they handled the protests. Former Student Body Vice President Todd Dalrymple said students and school administration have not reached an understanding in regards to police action.

unsafe downtown. Nell Malone, of Durham, has worked at the Bank of America building on Franklin Street for more than a year. Malone, who attended UNC from 2003 to 2007, said she feels the downtown area has gotten less safe, especially at night. “It’s the amount of crime in my building alone,” she said. But Gunter said although several armed robberies took place downtown, this was not the only common crime location. Other problem areas were along the U.S. 15-501 corridor and near apartment complexes. In response to the increase in armed robbery incidents, the department has increased patrols downtown and in other areas with more than the usual amount of crimes, like Eastowne Drive. A majority of the people charged with armed robbery were not from Chapel Hill, Gunter said. Many of them listed permanent addresses in Durham. Gunter speculated that this could be caused by the proximity of the towns. “Only a line separates the two,”

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been lagging for the past decade. “This is the ninth year since the initial report, and things haven’t changed,” he said. “It’s not clear if the faculty is still interested in this problem.” Committee members hope their report reignites the discussion. “We’re using the information we’ve gathered to enter into a deeper discussion of policy,” said Donna Gilleskie, co-author of the report. Many colleges across the country have been experiencing grade inflation in the past decade. Faculty members say it poses a serious threat to the value of a UNC degree. But convincing students and faculty to sign on to any idea will take discussion about the role of grades. “We have to talk to professors and the University community and get them to realize that we’re not trying to hurt anyone by giving them a lower grade. We’re trying to evaluate everyone fairly, and we are in an education system that evaluates people’s work,” Bevevino said. “And if you have that, I think you want it to be fair. I think you want it to be equitable.” There is also a debate among professors on whether the responsibility of grading falls on individuals or on the faculty as a whole. “I’ve heard some professors respond positively, saying this problem is outrageous,” Gilleskie said. “But I’ve heard others say negatively, ‘This is how I grade, and this is how I will continue to grade.’” Balancing these differing opinions will take significant effort. “There’s a range of outlooks and emotions on appropriate grading between students and faculty,” said Joe Templeton, chairman of the Faculty Council. “Reaching a consensus is a daunting task.”

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Virgil Goode is interviewed by various media outlets Wednesday after his presentation for the student group Youth for Western Civilization. “I would say there seems to be a disconnect between the group and the chancellor on what happened,” Dalrymple said. “From what I can tell, there seems to be a breakdown in communication.” A press conference is being held by those alleging police abuse. The conference is scheduled at noon

today at the steps of South Building. Students and community members will be able to discuss police action at both speeches. Staff writer Eliza Kern contributed reporting. Contact the University Editor at

“This will require a research from page 1 lot of buy-in. … The portation. He said since a great stakes are pounded deal of lots don’t charge drivers to park, they are essentially giving deeply into the people an invitation to drive. “The parking lots of Harris ground on this one.” Teeter, Wal-Mart and Southpoint Joe Templeton, 2006-09 faculty Chairman

the number of letter grades awarded, a statistical calculation in addition to GPA that factors in other students’ grades, a division between instruction and evaluation, and a more detailed reporting of grade distribution on students’ transcripts. “Each of those are a theoretical approach, a way to intervene in the grading trends,” said committee chairman Andrew Perrin. He said the two most likely policy proposal avenues for the committee to explore next year are a return to the achievement index — a numerical score that factors in other students’ grades — and a method of reporting extra information on transcripts. The committee has shown consistent support for the achievement index. “Given that it was turned down a couple years ago, we may pursue other options,” Gilleskie said. The Faculty Council rejected a proposal for the index in 2007 by one vote. Efforts by faculty members and students in former Student Body President Eve Carson’s administration ultimately led to the proposal’s rejection. Templeton said that due to time constraints, discussions on grading policy will be limited at today’s meeting. He expects the dialogue to continue throughout next year. Committee members said they hope the Faculty Council will produce a policy recommendation by the end of the next school year, but it will take considerable discussion. “This will require a lot of buy-in from the faculty,” Templeton said. ‘A way to intervene’ “The stakes are pounded deeply In addition to a campuswide dis- into the ground for this one.” cussion, the report proposes four Contact the University Editor potential policy directions. at These include a quota system for

Rodriguez has come up with ways to improve transportation that hit close to home. He and other researchers in the transportation program conducted a study of Chapel Hill Transit bus riders in 2001 and determined that if fares were eliminated, the number of riders would increase by 30 percent. Making buses free turned out to have an even greater impact than expected. Rodriguez said that number actually went up by 70 percent. Sensible transportation can save significant amounts of time and mitigate damaging effects to the environment, he said. “The most common things in our lives are the things we tend to focus on the least,” he said. “Transportation is such a common thing, and our commutes have taken over our lives.” Drawing on his knowledge and experience, Rodriguez said he tries to “walk the talk.” A knee injury in December sidelined him from riding his bicycle to work each day. But once he has recovered enough, he said he will be back on his bike doing his own small part to help preserve the environment.

Mall are all designed for the fourthbusiest hour of the year,” Rodriguez said. “Every other day you’re going to have empty spaces in a mall that are paved over and generating all sorts of water runoff.” Rodriguez praised UNC as being one of the few employers around that charges workers for parking. But in order to fix these problems, it’s going to take more than just promoting the positive effects of walking or riding a bicycle, he noted. Instead, people need to rethink the choices they make that create long commutes for them in the first place. “My traditional colleagues spend a lot of time thinking about how to get people out of cars,” he said. “I’ve been personally trying to say, ‘Let’s think about more upstream decisions.’” Rodriguez said “upstream decisions” means getting people to move closer to their destination, as well as improving public transportation infrastructure and accessibility. Drawing on this research,

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History of armed robberies in Chapel Hill Last year Chapel Hill had 51 armed robberies, significantly more than in years past. Fifteen were within the first four months, compared to 12 so far this year. Number of armed robbery incidents

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he said. This is consistent with crime patterns about a decade ago, said Cpt. Joel Booker, Carrboro Police Department spokesman, during the WCHL 1360 forum. But both Booker and Curran said at the forum that more of the robberies are being committed by people inside of Orange County than before. Latinos have also been targeted in higher numbers, Booker said, because the suspects believe they won’t contact police. Gunter said the number of armed robberies could be higher than

listed because many of the reports listed as robbery might turn out to be armed robbery once analyzed. To raise awareness about the increase, the department has distributed several press releases to residents and students and is working on educating them about signs of suspicious activity. They will continue to analyze the reports.


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pus for their junior season. Both Ellington and Lawson said the decision to return last year was a good one. “It’s been one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life,” Ellington said. “To come back here and experience something as winning a national championship — it felt great. You can’t really explain.” Lawson said UNC’s loss to Kansas in the 2008 Final Four played a role in his decision to return. “I’m glad I came back,” Lawson said. “If I would have left last year, I would have had a bad taste in my mouth after what happened last year. “This year, we won the championship. Not too many people get to say they won the championship at a college level.” Both players stated their intentions to eventually return to school and finish their college degrees. With the departure of Ellington and Lawson, UNC now loses six

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Roy Williams, UNC Coach scholarship players from the 200809 team and its top four scorers. After the 2005 national championship, the Tar Heels lost seven. “They’ve got a lot of potential,” Ellington said of next year’s team. Four McDonald’s All-Americas will be joining the Tar Heels next year, and UNC signed two guards in Dexter Strickland and Leslie McDonald. “They’ve got a lot of great guys on the team, and a lot of great guys coming in. “I’m looking forward to the guys making a deep run next year. That’s going to be fun to watch.” Contact the Sports Editor at

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Commissioner questions waste consulting firm By Evan Rose

Assistant City Editor

If Orange County Commissioners build a proposed waste transfer station, their consulting firm stands to earn close to half a million dollars. The company, Olver Inc. is being paid to sort out the future of the station in Bingham township, about 10 miles west of Carrboro. Commissioner Barry Jacobs and some residents say that constitutes a conflict of interest ­— especially when the firm is being asked to look into the option of not building a transfer station at all. The issue is part of a list of comments and concerns shared by commissioners and residents alike that complicate the validity of the county’s transfer station search. “I think it’s a legitimate concern,”

Jacobs said, adding that he’s gotten into “head butting” with staff in the past about similar issues. “I doubt I’m the only one who’s looking with a skeptical eye.” The county has been trying to site a waste-transfer station, which would serve as collection point for garbage before it is shipped out of the county, for more than two years. After the county scrapped plans to build a station on Eubanks Road in November 2007, commissioners interviewed two consulting firms to look for a transfer station site. T h e y c h o s e O l v e r, w h i c h has whittled down hundreds of possibilities to a final site in Bingham. Recently, commissioners also asked the company to look into the

price of alternatives to building a transfer station, like outsourcing the county’s waste management to private contractors. If the county moved to abandon plans to build a transfer station, Olver would miss out on more than $400,000 in engineering fees. If the county chooses the company to manage construction, it could earn even more. But Gayle Wilson, the county’s solid waste management director, says it’s not a problem to ask Olver to provide an objective perspective on something that could lose the firm money. Having a company both site and build a station is standard procedure, Wilson said. The people driving the complaints are residents who can’t take

no for an answer, Wilson said. “Apparently there’s not enough real news associated with this project,” he said. “The conflict of interest is a dead end that people who are desperate for issues are trying to use.” Residents have also raised concerns that Jim Reynolds, a former manager in Wake County’s waste management division, now works for Olver on the transfer station project. Multiple news sources reported that Reynolds resigned earlier this year amid controversy over inappropriate expense reports that he signed. The forms had authorized staff not on official business to take trips around the country. Bob Sallach, Olver’s project manager for the station search

who said he spoke on behalf of Reynolds, said bringing up his history is a low blow. “I think it’s extremely cheap,” he said, adding that Reynolds’ expertise is invaluable to Orange County. “I’m not sure that anybody knows what happened in Wake County.” He said Reynolds is an analyst and not in a position to affect the future of county waste management. Assistant County Manager Gwen Harvey also said there is no question of whether the company has a conflict of interest. “Professional engineers are bound by their professionalism and by their ethics to provide the best information,” she said. But Jacobs wasn’t sure.

“I’m not sure I would hire the gentleman,” he said. “I’m not sure I would have wanted to hire a company of which he was a prominent member.” As resident groups like Orange County Voice gear up protests, some commissioners are eager to bring the transfer station search to a close. But others say every question brings on a tangle of others, further complicating the decisions the board will have to make. “It’s almost like a rug that has rough edges,” Jacobs said. “If you start pulling one of the edges, the rug starts unraveling and you don’t know where that’s going to end.” Contact the City Editor at

Layoffs target temp workers

Greenbridge could bring tax freeze

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Orange County’s temporary staff might be at risk for layoffs next year. A survey released last week showed that employees think cutting temporary staff is a good way to balance the budget. But the employees don’t include temporary staff, who were not invited to participate in the survey. The county manager will consider the results when making budget recommendations in May, said budget director Donna Coffey. The survey contained nine costcutting options never before considered by the county in light of an $8.7 million budget shortfall. Cutting temporary staff ranked second behind giving more incentives to encourage retirement. The county employs 187 temporary and more than 500 permanent employees. Temporary staff fill a variety of jobs such as custodians, interns and park

workers, Coffey said. It’s unclear why temporary workers weren’t invited to do the survey. “The intent is to hear from permanent employees who would be responding,” said Michael McGinnis, human resources director. County commissioners asked for a survey after learning the county manager was considering these measures, Coffey said. She said cutting temporary staff is one of the best options. She doesn’t like options such as an across-the-board pay cut. A 2 percent pay cut for all staff was a survey choice, but employees ranked it last. She said in the past two years, pay has risen a total of 4 percent. “If you reduce all salaries by 2 percent, you’re really going backwards,” she said. Commissioner Barry Jacobs said the results make sense. “If you’re a county employee and the choice is ‘cut my salary or lay off someone who’s not a permanent employee and my regular

colleague,’ it would seem a fairly straightforward choice,” he said. But Jacobs said he isn’t sure cutting temporary staff is a good priority, and commissioners will be careful about cutting temporary staff. Last year unforeseen consequences included libraries closing because they hire a large temporary staff in the summer, he said. But he said the county might be able to do without some services. “If this is the time to eliminate things permanently, let’s do it,” he said. “If that includes vastly reducing temporary employment, that’s OK.” He said he couldn’t say what temporary staff could be cut until he gets a list of services they provide and what the county would save. Coffey said commissioners tend to follow the manager’s ideas when forming the budget. Including any new cost-cutting ideas is up to the commissioners, she said.

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Longtime residents in the Northside community are leaving as Orange County’s property taxes make it harder to afford homes. In response, the developers of Greenbridge have proposed a property tax freeze for the historically black, low-income community. “If the property tax is the piece that would push a family beyond the means to afford the home, the freeze would give them that window to stay where they are,” said Diane Levy, a research associate at the Urban Institute who studied gentrification in urban areas. Local groups worry that the Greenbridge development will cause property taxes to soar, forcing more residents out of the community. Developers are researching ways to make housing more affordable for the community. The developers found models in Indiana and Washington, D.C., Contact the City Editor where low-income homeowners at enjoyed fixed tax rates as property values went up, said Tim Toben, a partner at Greenbridge. “Any effort to protect against gentrification in the area is one

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that we would be happy to be a part of,” he said. But county officials said freezing taxes in Orange County would not be as easy as it sounds. The matter has to go through a number of hands before a decision is made. “This is not the type of situation where the county government has any local authority to be able to implement a property tax freeze,” said Gwen Harvey, assistant county manager. Property tax rates are generally set for whole towns and counties, not neighborhoods. “There is no favoritism,” county tax assessor John Smith said. To treat a specific neighborhood differently, it would have to go through the state legislature, which DTH/Colleen Cook could take months, Smith said. For more than 30 years, real estate Construction continues brokers have been increasingly buy- Thursday at 601 W. Rosemary ing houses in the Northside commu- St. in Carrboro, the site of the nity and renting to students. Greenbridge development. The rise in property taxes has caused some longtime residents to stay here,” said Rob Stephens, memdig deeper into their pockets and ber of the student group United with others to sell homes. the Northside Community Now. “It’s incredibly important to be able to have the people who have Contact the City Editor lived here for so long to be able to at

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Ronald Batres of the Carolina Hispanic Association speaks at an open forum Thursday afternoon during the Campus Y’s discussion of protests.

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and Student Action with Workers, were vocal in their criticism and the defense of protesters. “I’m afraid of events coming to this campus that make groups feel ostracized,� said Domenic Powell of Student Action with Workers. Will Kaiser, who was present for Students for a Democratic Society, said Matheson was often evasive in defining his group’s mission.

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The building is also equipped with a system that will record its energy and water usage. This information will be displayed on the Botanical Garden’s Web site. Nancy Easterling, associate director for education for the gardens, will be working at the Education Center. She will use the energy monitoring system to help conserve her energy use. “The monitor system is vital for us to be able to see where our uses are highest and how we can better use our systems,� she said. The building will incorporate a carbon dioxide sensor that detects if people are in the room exhaling. If the room is empty, the sensor will stop the air conditioning. All of the materials used to construct the center came from within a 500-mile radius of the site, reduc-

“From what I’ve heard from him today, I’ve understood absolutely nothing,� Kaiser said. But Marubashi and Campus Y Director Virginia Carson said for true understanding to take place, the dialogue would have to continue. “This is just the start of the conversation,� Marubashi said. “This is clearly not something we can do in just one day.�

Jeff Nieman, assistant district attorney for Orange County and a former ASG president who also served two terms, said having twice the experience can be helpful. “Because (the job) is complex, because it involves most university and student governance, it’s not unreasonable to think that a second term might be a good idea.â€? Nieman said that having continuity could help strengthen relationships with members of the board. “The student is going to be one of the most visible and most heard members,â€? he said. “That voice carries with it distinct perspective.â€? Gage echoed that sentiment, adding that a student voice is the most important role of the ASG, since few board members have regular contact with students. “We need ASG to give us a window to what’s going on with undergraduates and how they are challenged,â€? she said. Doucette said he intends make the average student more aware of the association’s presence so it can be a more effective lobbying tool. “The big focus for next year ‌ is outreach and getting back in touch with the students,â€? Doucette said. “There’s plenty I want to improve.â€?

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Businesses feeling crunched Health insurance harder to provide By Lucie ShellY Staff Writer

Small businesses in the local area are feeling the burden of expensive employee health insurance. The fear for many companies and employees is that eventually it will become more practical to simply cut health insurance out of their staff expenses. “Health insurance provides a significant chunk of expenses, particularly for small businesses trying to stay afloat,� said Dub Gulley, the director of the Small Business Center Network for North Carolina. Already, Gulley estimated that about a third of the Triangle’s small businesses have cut health insurance. He said providing health insurance for employees has been a latent problem for businesses for decades. But with the current economic recession, companies are now finding it necessary to make larger cuts from more areas of the their expenses in order to compensate for the cost of health insurance plans. “It’s been a difficult year for Contact the State & National small businesses. Just look at Editor at Franklin Street and the amount of

businesses that haven’t made it in the past year,� he said. Gulley explained that businesses are unwilling to make cuts in marketing or staff because both areas bring in revenue. Health care is the next greatest expense for many businesses. G ov. Bev Perdue recently announced her desire to help small businesses at the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Day at the Capitol, in the wake of her forum on health insurance at request of the White House a month ago. “The only way to significantly combat rising costs is for the federal government to reform the health care financing system,� Perdue said at the event. At the conference she added that she plans to continue pushing for a more regulated health care system. Patty Briguglio, president and chief executive officer of MMI Associates, a small public relations firm based in Raleigh, said she supported Perdue’s efforts to help small businesses. Thus far, Briguglio has not had to make any cuts to her staff ’s health insurance. “I have been very impressed with Perdue’s stance with regard to helping small businesses,�

Briguglio said. “Health care is the most onerous expense for small business people.� But Jim Anthony, chief executive officer for Anthony & Co., a development and consulting business in the Triangle, said he didn’t believe that more regulations and laws were the way forward but wants health insurance to be an affordable personal expense, so people are free to move between jobs. “Of course I think some sort of reform is necessary, but I don’t want the government running the health care system anymore,� he said. “We’ll probably have to make cuts in the future. We may have to raise the deductible so that the employee pays more.� But Gulley maintained that federal health insurance is more secure, even though it still requires a revamp in services. “What needs to happen is for the government to find a way to rein in costs but also provide a better service,� he said. “It’s no different than before in that people aren’t getting the service for what they’re paying. It’s just that now, it’s a lot more difficult to pay it at all.� Contact the State & National Editor at

Contact the University Editor at ing carbon emissions created from transferring materials across long distances. “UNC can set the tone for other buildings like this one to be built in the rest of the state and on other UNC campuses,� said Lily Roberts, co-chairwoman of student government’s environmental affairs committee. The center will offer classes on environmental issues for people of all ages. “People will be able to come and learn about tips on things to do to be more environmentally conscious in your life,� White said. “I think that right now it is an exciting time because of all of the green industry,� White said. “The public will have options and information that they haven’t had in the past.�

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PET, HOUSE SITTER Need college student for 1 week in June and 1 week in August. Must like a small dog. Water plants, take mail in, stay at Chapel Hill home. College only, references. Rob, CLINCAL TEACHING TUTORS NEEDED: MAT students welcome. Special educators. Language, and reading. Advanced math and science, plus if great in English, writing. Flexible hours. Grads and teachers. Car. Outstanding character. Must be available summer and fall. Please send days and hours available to

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CHILD CARE: Summer care for delightful 7th grade girl weekdays starting June 11. $11/hr +mileage. 30 hrs/wk. 2 miles from campus. Afterschool care also needed from May 4 thru June 10. References, safe driving record, non-smoker, own transportation required. Call Mary, 414-3265.

CHILD CARE NEEDED for 3 children, 11,9, 5. Wednesdays 8am-6:30pm this summer. Must be engaging, self directed, love children. Near Timberlyne. 919-929-3815.

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DEPENDABLE UNC STUDENT wanted to watch 2 kids (4 years-old and 20 months-old) during 1st summer session mornings and 2nd session full days in Jordan Lake area. Competitive wage! 919-545-0052.


PART-TIME CARE NEEDED for 2 year-old twin girls in home near campus. Their UNC sitters are graduating! 6-12 hrs/wk. Up to $15/hr based on experience. Contact FAMILY HELPER needed a few hours per week. Help with errands, laundry, kid transportation etc. Must have own car. Great family. Flexible. $12/hr. BABYSITTER WANTED FOR 2 girls (5 and nearly 2) in Carrboro. 10-12 hrs/wk, mostly evenings and weekends. Fluent in French a plus. Contact:


SUMMER SITTER needed for my 9 year-old daughter. $12/hr +gas money. June 22 to July 24 M-F 11am-5pm. Driver’s license and reliable car required. Neighborhood has pool, park, tennis courts to keep you both busy.

5 minute walk to business school and hospital. New apartment. $750 cash signing bonus, $2000/mo. See photos and floor plan at www.,, 919-933-8144.

SUMMER CHILD CARE: Part-time sitter for 2 boys, ages 7 and 10, who love art, swimming, bikes, lego and forts. 3 days/wk, approximately 20 hours, $11/hr, in Southern Village. Fluency in French a plus. Non-smoker and excellent driving record required. We have a dog.

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SUMMER BABYSITTERS NEEDED for occasional care of 2 and 7 year-olds. Days and times will vary from week to week. Some daytime and some evening hours. Would like to find a few sitters since schedule will be irregular. Must be non-smoker with good references and own transportation. $10/hr. If interested please email


AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE and transportation needed for Chapel Hill year round middle schooler. 3 afternoons per week 2:30-5pm. Generous salary. Dependable transportation, good driving record and references required. Contact Becky at or 919-933-3169.


• 11â „2 miles to UNC • 2BR/11â „2 BA with 923 sq/ft $630/month & up • 3BR/2BA with 1212 sq/ft $750/month & up • Rent includes water • Very QUIET complex on “Nâ€? busline

RESPONSIBLE NANNY FOR 6 year-old. Responsible, outgoing nanny for Summer dates of June 11 thru July 3 and August 37. $10/hr. Approximately 45 hrs/wk. Early Fridays off, some late mornings. Must be reliable, have own transportation. No smoking. About 7 minutes from UNC campus. Homestead Road. or 919-967-9213.

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SITTER(S) NEEDED 4-6pm for 12 and 14 yearolds in Chapel Hill, 1st summer session. Nonsmoker with good driving record and car. $10/hr. Supervise kids, start dinner, drop off at activities

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EXPERIENCED NANNY WANTED for 5 yearold twin boys in our home M-Th, starting mid to late May thru August. 8:30am-5:30pm. MUST be caring, patient, have good child care experience, responsible, energetic, have reliable safe transportation. You will be playing outside, doing crafts, reading, playing games, making lunch, “refereeing� disagreements, going to parks, museums. Will plan around vacations with advance notice. For 2 weeks they’ll be in camp (6/15, 6/29) but may be able to help you find coverage. $12/hr +gas for trips. ALSO need a sitter in September, pick the boys up from kindergarten in Durham at 1pm, bring them to our home, watch them until 5:30pm, MTh. Would like the same sitter for both the summer and school year, but not mandatory. Email your resume or/and pertinent details: or call 919-732-7805.

PITTSBORO. Reliable UNC students wanted to watch our 2 year-old in home, 9am-noon, Summer, Fall 2009. 10 miles south of UNC hospital. $10/hr. Experience, references required. 942-4527.


tance to campus. Neat yard, W/D. Available early July or August. $1,100/mo. 919-779-3057 or email

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WALK TO CAMPUS. 2BR/1BA with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available August. 525 Hillsborough Street. $875/mo. 933-8143,



STUDENT TUXEDO SALE: Why rent? Own a complete tuxedo for $85. We even have a fabulous Carolina Blue tuxedo. All sizes. Also over 4,000 prom, evening and pageant gowns. Formalwear Outlet, 644-8243. Ten minutes from campus.

New apartment minutes from business school and hospital. $600 cash signing bonus, $2,000/mo. See photos and floor plan at www.,, 919-933-8144.

YARD SALE: Yard Sale in Carrboro Saturday April 25th 8am-Noon. 501 North Greensboro Street. Furniture, DVDs, Clothes, kitchen items, books, more. Free coffee to early birds!

TOWNHOME LEASE TO OWN. 2BR/2.5BA in Carrboro. Only 2 years old, on busline, near fitness center. W/D. Pets allowed, no cats. 1 car garage. Screened porch. Available July. Sue 908-281-1598,

VERY NICE 3BR/2BA 1,650 square feet off 15-501 South near Fearrington. 1.6 acres of privacy. Covered porch, 2 decks, storage. $1,200/mo, negotiable., 919-542-5099.

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Need housing? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of us crazy people who loves your friends and wants to live with as many of them as possible, but have NO housing options for next year, we could be your ticket! We are looking for 6 people to fill our apartment in Ashley Forest. It is a townhouse, 6BR/5BA. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only $400/mo per person and conveniently located on multiple buslines. Lease is August to August. Contact Mackenzie Gibbs at if you have any questions or would like to talk about the townhouse!

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New apartment $900 cash signing bonus. $2,000/mo. See photos and floor plan at www.,, 919-933-8144.

2BR BASEMENT APARTMENT. Free utilities, furnished or unfurnished, private entrance, on busline. Large living room, full kitchen, W/D, deck, bath with double vanity. Parking for 2 cars. $750/mo. Available mid-May. No smoking, pets. 942-1027.


REALLY NICE 4BR/3BA townhouse on busline. Large bedrooms, hardwood floors, W/D, dishwasher, all appliances. Free parking, storage and trash pick up. $425/mo. Available August 2009. 933-0983 or 451-8140.

WALK TO UNC AND FRANKLIN ST. Sublet 2BR/1BA. Available now. $550/mo. Please drive by 103-C Isley Street first. If you like the location, call James, 919-605-3444.


LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 5 MINUTES TO UNC. $1,350/mo. 1,450 square feet in popular Governors Village. 2BR/2.5BA open floor plan. Large bedrooms, 2 walk in closets, gorgeous hardwoods, separate eat in kitchen, gas fireplace, upstairs laundry, fenced in backyard, 1 car garage, access to pool, basketball, volleyball, tennis. Walk to shopping. 1, 2, or 3 year lease. Available July 1, 2009. Respond via email or phone:, 203-605-1345.

SUMMER HOUSING. 1BR/1BA available in 2BR/2BA at Chapel View. Fully furnished, dishwasher, W/D. Available thru July 31. $555/mo, all utilities included. Students only please. Contact Renee at

UNC and botanical gardens. Includes sun room and/or office, laundry, fireplace, wireless. Rent: $750/mo. Email or call 919-225-6947.


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.

$475/MO, 2 LARGE FURNISHED summer semester efficiency apartments in private home off South Columbia. 15 minute walk to campus. Utilities, WiFi, W/D, parking included. No pets, smoking. Graduate students preferred. Marcy, 518-281-4981.

FOR RENT, NEAR BYNUM 2BR mobile home. AC. Dishwasher, W/D, large deck and yard. Private road. Good community. $600/mo. 919-545-0880.


and campus from Woodglen townhouse. A hidden gem overlooking ornamental pond. Large loft bedroom and bath upstairs with built in fireplace and study. All appliances, hardwood and tile floors, custom cabinetry throughout. Great soundproofing, low utilities and easy upkeep. Available early June. $1,050/ mo. Call David, 919-291-8412, for an appointment.

Room available beginning in May through end of July. Very short walk to campus, Franklin Street. Email uncsummersublet@ for more info.

WALK TO FRANKLIN STREET from 415 North Columbia Street. This 2BR/1BA apartment is only 4 blocks from campus. $700/mo. Email Fran Holland Properties,


$15. Guaranteed appointment. Full-time or part-time. Flexible schedule. Scholarships, internships available. Customer sales, service department. No experience necessary. All majors may apply. Conditions apply. Call 788-9020 or go to ORANGE UMC AFTER SCHOOL is looking for a counselor to start mid-August. Pays $9-$10/ hr to start. 20 hrs/wk, 2-6pm M-F. College degree and prior experience with children a plus. Resume and letter of interest to: Robyn,, 919-942-2825.

square feet. 2 level condo, short walk from campus. Top floor unit. W/D. Available starting June 1. $1,300/mo. Call 919-932-6080.


APARTMENT: WALK TO CAMPUS. Just 1.5 blocks from the center of Franklin Street from 408 MLK, Jr. Our 2BRs have hardwood floors, spacious rooms and lots of windows. $910/mo includes parking and water. ONLY 1 APARTMENT LEFT. 1BR, $605/MO. 1 year leases starting June. or call 929-1188.



seeks friendly, motivated, energetic individual to work as an ophthalmic assistant. Will be trained to use ultrasound electrodiagnostic equipment and multiple instruments used in the diagnosis of retinovascular disease. Candidate would find experience challenging and fulfilling. Fax resume to 919-787-3591.


Fall part-time job position available for people thinking about or majoring in one of the medical fields such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pre-med or one of the other medical disciplines. No experience necessary, can train. Mornings, evenings and weekend positions available. Pays $12-$14/hr. Call 9321314 for more information.


campus, W/D, non-smokers, no pets. $900/mo. Available May 1, 919-452-1136.

ervical cancer starts with sex and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Condoms can protect, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. HOW DO YOU QUALIFY? You may qualify if you: â&#x20AC;˘ are between 16 and 26 years of age â&#x20AC;˘ are willing to use birth control for a minimum of seven months â&#x20AC;˘ are not planning to become pregnant in the first seven months of the study â&#x20AC;˘ have never been vaccinated for HPV â&#x20AC;˘ have not had an abnormal PAP

RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED at Duke Medical Center. Duties include physiological monitoring, data entry and data processing. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree required. Email resume to CARPENTER NEEDED Projects summer 2009. Must have experience, tools, be willing to work in Washington, DC as well as Chapel Hill. Must have access to car or pickup $12-20/hr. DOMESTIC ASSIST AND KIDS CARE. Part-time home assistant for daily tasks, child care. Schedule somewhat flexible, weekdays. 15+ hrs/wk. References, experience required, NC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License. HABILITATION TECHNICIAN: Pathways for People, Inc is looking for energetic individuals who are interested in gaining experience while making a difference in the life of an individual. Positions available are: (1) Teenage male with autism in Chapel Hill. Saturday and Sunday. 5 hrs/day. Contact Holly. (2) Young boy with autism in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough area. M-Th, 3-4 hrs/day. Must be energetic and autism experience a plus. Contact Larry. (3) Teenage boy with DD in Chapel Hill. Tu-Th, 3 hrs/day. Experience with DD a plus. Contact Larry. (4) Teenage girl with autism in Chapel Hill. Afternoon part time hours. Must be energetic, outgoing, enjoy swimming. Contact Holly. (5) Teenage boy with autism in Chapel Hill. M-F 3-6pm. Must be imaginative, love outdoors, able to play with children. Contact Holly. Call 919-462-1663 and contact the specific supervisor or go to for more information. EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, Chapel Hill, full-time, available 4-27. Assist editor in chief of major science journal. Duties include tracking journal submissions and peer reviews. MA/MS or PhD is appropriate, graduating seniors pursuing science writing, editing or communication. Must be energetic with organizational, interpersonal skills. Resume, cover letter: DURHAM ACADEMYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S upper school seeks an assistant speech and debate coach to attend 2 or 3 team practices per week and about one tournament per month during the 2009-10 academic year. The team competes locally and nationally in Lincoln-Douglas debate, public forum, student Congress and extemporaneous speaking. Competitive salary. Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license required. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Welty at SERVICE BUSINESS NOW HIRING: Part-time, full-time workers. Flexible hours. Grocery shopping, delivery, child and pet care, personal driving, housesitting. Must have good driving record, reliable car, cell phone, references. FBI clearance, drug testing done. $8-10/hr +gas.

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Roommates WANTED, AVAILABLE MAY Female seeking studious, non-smoking roommate for 2nd, furnished BR in stylish townhouse. Located in a small, quiet development (Woodglen) off MLK close to campus. Completely remodeled last year with fully equipped kitchen, W/D, living and dining area, shared bath, deck. Includes parking. Suitable for serious grad student or visiting faculty. $550/mo. +utilities. 919-401-9942. ROOMMATE WANTED: Male looking for roommate to share 2BR Millcreek apartment for 2009-10. Beginning August 1. Preference given for 1 year commitment. Must be student or graduate student. $500/mo. +1/2 utilities. 919-490-4406 or




nice 6BR/5BA townhouse on busline. Large bedrooms, hardwood floors, W/D, dishwasher, all appliances. Free parking, storage and trash pick up. $400/mo. 933-0983 or 451-8140.

ROOMMATE NEEDED. Looking for student to share beautiful 4BR house. A mile from campus. Desirable neighborhood. $500/mo +utilities, $250 deposit. More info, mbann@, 336-686-3684.

Homes For Sale GREAT CHAPEL HILL HOME. Wonderful, warm home in 1 of Chapel Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most desirable neighborhoods. Kids go to Chapel Hill schools! Only 6 miles to UNC. 4BR/4BA, den, in law suite, workshop building. 2 acres. Open, flowing floor plan. Great kitchen with spacious family dining area opens to family room. Listed at $699K but spread the word: Special offer for UNC faculty, staff, $15K discount off final price (expires May 15, 2009).

Lost & Found FOUND: GRAY SCANNER, mobile PC with yellow stylus. Found in Granville Towers parking lot. Email

LOST: KEYS. 4-16-09. Red pocket knife, 3 keys, dorm entry fob. Lost on campus. CASH REWARD. 336-708-5161. LOST: KEYS with blue carabiner, hot pink LED light, dorm key, access pass attached. PLEASE CALL ASAP, 252-395-0708.

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LARGE 1-2 BEDROOM apartments. Most have W/D and are easy walking distance to campus. $475-$720/mo. 933-5296.

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

TAKING APPLICATIONS for 4BR/2BA located 3 blocks from campus. Located at 506 Church Street, Chapel Hill. Dishwasher, W/D. One year lease available August 1st, 2009. 919408-0601.

IDEAL FOR STUDENTS: Summer job in Charlotte, NC. Office assistant in South Park Area. May thru August, M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm Call Susan, 704-366-2689.

STUDIO APARTMENT. Partly furnished. Fire place. Bike or drive 10 minutes to campus or 5 minutes to Park and Ride. For mature student or professional. Beautiful, wooded setting. No smoking, no pets. $525/mo, water included. Availability mid-May. 919967-7603.

RALEIGH LAW FIRM in Cameron Village area seeking graduate to work minimum of 1 year in full-time courier, clerk position starting late June. Ideal for pre-law graduate. Reliable vehicle for travel required. Must be dependable and detail oriented. Email resume to


tal hygiene students need board exam patients! If it has been 3+ years since your last cleaning, email linzilou@ to participate.

PATIENT NEEDED FOR D. H. EXAM I have been a registered dental hygienist in Georgia for 20+ years. Recently moved to Wilmington, NC and want to obtain my license to practice dental hygiene here in NC. The person I have in mind must be over 18, in good health and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had their teeth cleaned in a very long time. I need someone with tartar beneath their gums on the upper back as well as lower back teeth. They also need to have tartar on the lower bottom teeth. I will pay whomever this patient shall be $100 cash. The exam is to be held at the Dental School in Chapel Hill either June 12th or 13th. You can email me at dortchtorch@ or call my cell, 706-766-2358.

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2 SUMMER SUBLETS: 1BR each. 201 Howell Street $400/mo. And 406-B Pritchard Street $600/mo. Can negotiate rent! Very nice and close to campus.

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available in 4BR/4BA house. Female looking for student. Spacious and house nicely furnished. Full kitchen, large living space, and deck. Includes parking. June 1 thru August 10. $475/mo. +utilities.




SUMMER PARKING: Parking at a house on Rosemary Street at the corner of Friendly. Available May 12 thru August 1. $350. Please contact Anna Robinson, 704-609-3455.

LOST: WALLET. Brown leather, people holding hands patterned across front closure. CASH REWARD, even if empty. Email or call Caroline: 919946-2848.


2BR/2.5BA 2 STORY TOWNHOME off of Highway 54 bypass. $800/mo, $800 deposit. Call 919-383-3111.


SUMMER HAIRCUTS PAY CASH! For makeover videos. Ladies, the longer your hair, the shorter you go, the more you get, Up to $400.00 704-272-6290.

$274,900: 103 RAVEN LANE, CARRBORO. 3BR/2.5BA, quiet cul de sac, built 2000. 1,467 sun filled square feet. Walk WSM, Farmers Market. Bike, bus to UNC. No dues. Beautifully maintained, amazing location! 919-619-7790.

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EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. All amenities including DSL and W/D. Non-smoker. Lovely neighborhood off East Franklin. On busline. Available May 15. $400/mo. 933-6488 or 260-1724.

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GREAT JOB FOR COLLEGE STUDENT. Student wanted to help in lakeside home near UNC campus. Housecleaning, organizing, errands. Attitude more important than experience. Class schedules accommodated. $12.50/hr, 4 hours twice a week, $100/wk. Your kayak or canoe welcome.

1BR, $1,050/MO. Walk to downtown

3RD FLOOR OF CHAPEL HILL home near Borders Books. Private bath. 500 square feet, furnished or unfurnished. Family seeks responsible student. $500/mo. +1/3 utilities. Possible paid babysitting opportunity. Available now.

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UNC looking for first ACC win Treasuring ‘The Era of the Lost Contact’ Men’s lacrosse team opens play today

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Carolina blue in an environment where everybody else is, too. Wait until you’re just visiting for the weekend, like that NYU guy, and you have a moment where it hits you like a light blue wave: There’s no place like your home away from home. And UNC owes so much of that to its athletics. This University would lose a dominant chunk of its identity without its women’s soccer dynasty, its burgeoning football program or its highly competitive field hockey team. Nor would it be the same without superb club teams — such as the men’s and women’s rugby squads — or an extensive intramural program that includes such sports as inner tube water basketball, doubles badminton and paper airplane launch. But let’s be honest, UNC always has been and always will be a basketball school. THE basketball school. And we were here for one of the greatest eras in Tar Heel history. Looking back, experiencing The Tyler Hansbrough Era — aka The Era of the Lost Contact Lens — was a tremendous privilege. The winningest senior class in North Carolina’s illustrious history. Let your mind chew on that. It started with a freshman season no one thought possible and ended with a national championship. Yes, they did it, but did you see HOW they did it? There are countless Tar Heel fans across the country who never enjoy Chapel Hill’s gifts firsthand. They never get to watch a game from the Smith Center or Kenan Stadium stands. Never get to rush Franklin Street. Never get to sing “Hark the Sound” arm-in-arm with thousands of dear, dear strangers. Don’t take the ability to do such things for granted. The truth is, most people never partake in something this special. I’m Sam Rosenthal, and I’m forever proud to be a Tar Heel.

Women’s lax plays Duke in semis By Chris Hempson Assistant Sports Editor

With 20 minutes remaining in the April 17 game against Duke, UNC midfielder Jenn Russell lay face down near the UNC goal. Team captain Amber Falcone sat next to her, frantically waving at the Tar Heel sideline for assistance. In a game that had seen hockey-like checks and what was basically a football tackle from senior Kelly Taylor on the Devils’ Caroline Spearman, this was different. Sure enough, sprinting across the field was the UNC team dentist. “My teeth went through my gum,” Russell said Sunday. “It was a little bit of a setback. It kind of shook me a little.” That might be, but it certainly didn’t affect her sense of humor. Shortly after she was carried to the sideline, Russell was visited by Megan Bosica. Instead of asking about Russell’s condition, the UNC junior had but five words: “We need you out here.” Russell could only grin with surprise at the remark. “Uh, I’m not even cleared,” she said. Eventually she was, and her effort helped pave the way to a North Carolina victory, 9-7. After the game, several players Contact Sam Rosenthal at talked about the energy and ment that goes along with playing a


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Earlier this season, the Terrapins and the Tar Heels played in a nail-biter at Ludwig Field, and Maryland came away with the 8-7 victory. North Carolina has suffered tough losses during its 20-game losing streak against ACC opponents. Since their last conference win, the Tar Heels have gone 0-15 in ACC regular-season games, 0-5 in ACC Tournament games and 0-1 in NCAA Tournament games against conference foes. On top of that, they are 0-12 in ACC Tournament games since the 1997 season. The winners of Friday’s two matchups will advance to the ACC championship game Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Contact the Sports Editor at

skilled, physical team such as Duke. Problem is, the rivals are scheduled to meet only once a season. But not this year. Thanks to Duke’s win against Bos ton College in the ACC Tournament, the pair will meet in the semifinals tonight. “We prepare for both teams, but, personally, I would love to play Duke again,” junior Kristen Taylor said Thursday before the matchup was finalized. “It was a great game last time, and we match up really well with them.” She’ll get her wish, along with the rest of the team. This time No. 2 seed Tar Heels (13-3, 4-1 ACC) and No. 3 seed Duke (12-4, 3-2) will meet in Blacksburg, Va., home of Virginia Tech. Though the team started fast last

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Kristen Taylor is tied for first on the Tar Heels in goals and is second in assists this season. game — going up 2-0 early — the crowd noise seemed to get to UNC, and it finished the half sloppily. A goal by senior Chelsea Parks with 32 seconds remaining gave the Tar Heels a much needed momentum shift, and from there, they would not be denied the win. Russell was huge — scoring two goals — while Bosica added the game winner. But the outcome was unclear until Taylor’s rocket put UNC up two. “I like to think, ‘Catching first, and then shooting second.’ Otherwise, I overthink it,” she said.

“For the most part, I just think to keep moving, because that’s our main focus on offense.” After working on her shot before the game, Taylor said she hoped to be in rhythm during crunch time. Coach Jenny Levy stressed offensive attempts in practice this year, and Taylor made sure to deliver. And now, one week later, comes the rematch. “I loved (the Duke game),” Russell said Sunday. “It taught us that we just need to be the ones finishing games.” Contact the Sports Editor at

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With the exception of Zimmerman, the team was back to its regular lineup in the win against Hofstra — for the first time since its loss to Duke on March 14. “We had some lumps in the middle defensively,” Breschi said. “We’re starting to figure out everybody’s role again, and it’s starting to come together.” Freshman goalkeeper James Petracca will make his third career start in today’s semifinal, with wins in his first two starts against Ohio State University and Hofstra. “He was really nervous before the Ohio State game, realizing that he’s the guy,” Breschi said. “But we got the win. Next week you could sense that confidence build. And the defense responded, playing a great game in a hostile environment.” Maryland (6-4, 2-1) has won 13 of the last 14 games against North Carolina, with its only loss coming in 2003.

Heels prep for tourney rivalry match

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The ACC men’s lacrosse tournament will return to Kenan Stadium this weekend when No. 4 seed North Carolina (10-4, 0-3 ACC) hosts the tournament for the first time in four years. UNC will see early action with a first-round matchup against the nation’s 12th-ranked Maryland tonight at 5 p.m. The other semifinal, pitting No. 2 seed Duke vs. No. 3 seed Virginia, will begin shortly afterward, at 7:30 p.m. Maryland, Duke, and Virginia ended the conference season in a three-way tie for first place. Their seeds were decided by goals allowed in the in-conference games between the teams. The Terrapins (8-5, 2-1) were awarded the top seed and matched up with the four-seed Tar Heels. North Carolina will have the opportunity to snap a 20-game losing streak against ACC opponents that began with a loss to Virginia in 2004. Though national No. 8 North

Carolina has proved this season that it can win, a clock has been ticking since time ran out on April 10, 2004. The one counting down to the team’s next ACC win. Nevertheless, coach Joe Breschi said the team will choose to focus on the future and not the past. “Every year is a new year,” Breschi said. “Every game is a new game. We knew how close we were with a couple of those teams. “We don’t dwell on what has happened.” The Tar Heels are coming off a 13-8 win against No. 6 Hofstra on Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y., where they gave the Pride its first home loss of the season and ended Hofstra’s seven-game winning streak. It marked an impressive win and perhaps a return to the norm. North Carolina has suffered a series of recent injuries to defensive starters, most notably captain Jack Ryan, defenseman Charlie McComas and goalkeeper Grant Zimmerman, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Virginia on April 4.

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admire the protestors dissenting the speakers on campus who are against all immigration (not just illegal immigration, which is another issue altogether). I admire their dedication to defending the notion that people from all cultures and races have Guest COLUMNIST the potential to make valuable contributions to our society. What I do not admire are their tactics. When I was an undergraduate, the College Republicans invited a speaker to our campus. Those of us in the women’s studies department, where I was a work-study student, were not enamored of the “barefoot and pregnant” approach to the social order that seemed part and parcel of the conservative ideology the speaker was promoting. So we joined forces with other dissenters around campus and organized a protest. We distributed black armbands. We made posters protesting the speaker’s message. And we prepared questions to ask the speaker during the Q & A after the talk. We attracted media coverage, too. One reporter asked me if we protested the speaker being allowed to speak. I was shocked that anyone would misconstrue our black armbands as a protest against free speech. We were also invited to participate in a radio debate with a member of the College Republicans. I was chosen to represent the dissenters’ point of view. All I remember is being very nervous and being shocked once again — this time when I realized that my opponent had no idea who Joe McCarthy was. Curiously, I don’t remember the name of the speaker. What I do remember is the passion we all felt in protesting his message and how heady it was to be united with others to work against this great evil that was being promoted among us. I’ll bet the majority of the students who are so violently protesting the presence of these speakers on the UNC campus today will one day be equally vague about who they protested. What they will remember is the rush of being a part of a group doing “great” things and the passion and certitude they are collectively generating among themselves in support of their actions. I understand that feeling. It’s one of the headiest experiences available to mere mortals. It can also be one of the most dangerous. Great evils as well as great goods have been done by decent people who were in the grip of such group-inspired fervor. To deny someone the right to exercise their freedom of speech is an act just as reprehensible as denying someone the right to habeas corpus or the right to protection from unwarranted search and seizure — or any other of our most cherished civil liberties. In years to come, you may remember your disruptive protests as one of the highlights of your undergraduate years. I dare say most others — on the left as well as the right — will remember the same events as a time when the left showed that it can be just as intolerant and willfully heedless of our basic freedoms as those on the right who crafted the Patriot Act. Whether crafted by legislators and made into the law of the land or devised and imposed ad hoc by an ardent group of students and their faculty supporters on one university campus — the only difference is scope and scale. The effect is the same. And it’s nothing to be proud of.

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Stay safe, use the shuttle The late-night library shuttle service offers students an alternative to walking home in the dark


ith exams coming up, most students are probably planning on spending several late nights in the library. One thing they may not know about, however, is the late night library shuttle. It can be unnerving for students to walk back from the library alone at night, especially if they live on South Campus. But many of us do it anyway because we think we have no other choice. The late night library shuttle — part of the P2P program — solves this problem. It runs

on a continuous schedule from midnight until 3 a.m., Monday through Thursday. The shuttle picks up students at the South Road entrance to the Student Union. And the shuttle will take students to any campus housing location, as well as Granville Towers and fraternity and sorority houses on Franklin and Columbia streets. This isn’t a new service. In fact, it’s been a valuable resource for several years, and students should take advantage of it if they don’t feel comfortable walk-

ing back from the library. And if more students start using the service, the Department of Public Safety should consider expanding the shuttle’s schedule — especially during exams when the library’s hours are extended. If you find yourself walking back from a long night at the Undergraduate Library next week, consider taking the shuttle. But count yourself among the lucky ­— many of us will be in the library until the sun comes up.

A living wage Town should ensure its employees have sustainable pay


s the Chapel Hill Town Council drafts the town budget, it should adopt a petition by the Orange County Organizing Committee to establish a minimum living wage for town employees. The committee’s proposal calls for a $13-an-hour base wage for all full-time town employees. Based on a 40-hour work week, this salary would equate to about $27,000 per year. Both Carrboro and Durham have established living wages. Chapel Hill should join them in doing so. Because only about 50 town employees currently make less


than $13 an hour, the cost to the town would be relatively small. A living wage would give these employees a pay raise of about $1 per hour each. Stephanie Perry, a member of the committee, said establishing a living wage would cost as little as $88,000, or 0.25 percent of the town’s yearly personnel budget. While the town is certainly under financial constraints of its own, incorporating a living wage into the budget will ultimately benefit Chapel Hill. Employees who receive the rise in wages will likely funnel the additional earnings back to

the town by buying local property, goods and services. The proposed wage increase is designed to allow town employees to live affordably in Chapel Hill, where living costs are more expensive than in surrounding areas. Workers who can afford local housing will also have access to a quality school system and free transportation options. The town council will adopt a budget in June. Council members have so far been receptive to the living wage proposal. Adopting it would be an important step in the right direction for Chapel Hill.

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love quotes about UNC. My most recent favorite comes from Danny Green, whose “But the way we did it, though. Did you see how we did it?” found its way into countless media articles and Facebook albums in the days after the UNC basketball national championship victory. But it’s the classic UNC quotes, like the one from Charles Kuralt’s speech at the UNC Bicentennial that make me swell with school pride time and again. “What is it that binds us to this place as to no other?” Kuralt asked. “It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. Or the crisp October nights or the memory of dogwoods blooming.” Kuralt, paying homage to University history and basketball, clarified that “our loyalty is not only to William Richardson Davie, though we are proud of what he did 200 years ago today. Nor even to Dean Smith, though we are proud of what he did last March. “No, our love for this place is based on the fact that it is, as it was meant to be, the University of the people.” Former Student Body President Eve Carson echoed this same idea in what’s become

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another well-known UNC quote when she said “what makes UNC truly special is not our beautiful campus, our distinguished reputation or even our basketball team. It’s us — the student body — who make UNC what it is.” Both Kuralt and Carson got it right. And while I hope you’ve enjoyed both the blue skies and the basketball as much as I have, we can ultimately be most proud of being a part of this community. As summer approaches, I hope we, the student body, will remain committed to that “excellence with a heart,” the Carolina way. It doesn’t matter if you are starting a new job, trekking through a foreign country, or enjoying the comforts of home — don’t forget to act with class,

dignity and respect for yourself, your fellow students and the larger UNC community. Our image has taken a bit of a beating the past few weeks. The jubilant post-national championship activities raised eyebrows after people were hospitalized with injuries. The recent actions of a few protesters at the Tom Tancredo lecture hosted by Youth for Western Civilization have created the perception that we are not a community that supports and allows free speech. Now I wouldn’t have missed being on Franklin Street on April 6, and UNC has a strong tradition of free speech. But we need to be aware that as students at the University of North Carolina, our actions do not go unnoticed. The UNC community has proven itself to be a group of talented, focused individuals who work together to achieve excellence. As you go forth in the weeks, months and years ahead, remember we have a collective responsibility to maintain our school’s reputation and identity as best in the nation (and as Carolina girls, best in the world). So whether you’re here or halfway across the world, do us—and yourself—proud.

TO THE EDITOR: In the midst of the campus community’s rush to martyr Youth for Western Civilization on the cross of free speech, let us pause and reflect on history. We all know that “the West” is composed of countries settled by Western Europeans, who colonized with the belief that they were more “civilized” than the native people they found; where the savages couldn’t be saved and Westernized, they needed to be subjugated or slaughtered. Now of course, most of us believe this was a great injustice visited upon vast populations by a people who believed their culture, religion and values superior. And now, most of us understand the path out of xenophobia is lit by knowledge of our own culture and about other cultures. What is lost in the current debate is that YWC promotes the idea that only Western culture is worth learning about. And in the next breath, they tell us that it’s not about race. Is it coincidence that the only important cultures are the cultures of white people? Have they forgotten that creating a demonized, radical “other” is the first step to exposing humanity’s ugliest face? Most importantly — will we let them teach us to hate? Monica Locker Sophomore English

Concurrent resolution should have been passed TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with the 91st Student Congress’ decision not to pass the concurrent resolution concerning free speech and Chancellor Holden Thorp’s response. As I sat watching the debate on this topic, I couldn’t help but realize events such as this cause the student body to detest Congress. Concurrent resolutions are the method by which Congress expresses its opinion. By not passing this resolution, Congress not only missed an opportunity to speak on this pressing University issue, but allowed personal misunderstandings and petty arguments on semantics to deter its passing. The concurrent resolution stated two specific things: It reaffirmed the right to free speech and supported Chancellor Thorp’s response in pursing the guilty parties. While plans intended to condemn Students for a Democratic Society, the actual resolution targeted no specific individual and placed no fault on any organization, whether it be a student group or the Department of Public Safety. All this was left wide open. The events that occurred at the protest of former U.S. Rep Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., have tarnished the reputation of this school and each student here at UNC. It only seems right that the branch of student government which is supposedly closest to the students would be able to unite in confirming our right to free speech. The fact that it was not is another insult to the students. If you are upset with this indecision, I strongly suggest you contact your representative and express your opinion. Gerard Bifulco First-year Political Science

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Kvetching board kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain Dear Economy: Suck It. Love, The Class of 2009. To the guy behind me in Davis: Take out your headphones. We can hear you trying to hit the high notes. Epic fail. To the drunk jerks at the baseball game: Did your fraternity teach you how to be a douchebag, or did you learn that all by yourself? To the sneezer next door: please buy some allergy medicine or cover your mouth. I’ve heard you clearly through the cinder block every single morning this year! How stupid do you have to be to protest Virgil Goode after what happened the first time? If you’re looking for attention, show us something worthwhile, not moronic. To all of you complaining about my short shorts — I’m not a frat boy. I just have a puny chest but great legs. Hey graduating seniors: Do you really want to explain to your parents why you didn’t download your inclement weather tickets in time? In response to the classified ad asking, “Do you have five friends?” No, I don’t. Stop reminding me. I’ve sent at least 10 kvetches the past two weeks and none have appeared on the kvetching board.  Liberal fascists… Tom Tancredo’s PAC is called Team America?! F**k yeah! The UNC registrar wouldn’t take $7 in cash for my transcript. Seven dollars. Would they prefer payment in beaver pelts? No, I don’t have an extra swipe at Lenoir for you, “bro.” Learn how to allocate your meal plans. Riley Matheson: You’re so cute! Why can’t you be the leader of Youth for the Protection of Woodland Creatures or Youth for the Education of Underprivileged Orphans? Dear pollen: You may have won this battle, but you will not win the war. Dear Lifetime Fitness machine that told me my body fat percentage has grown 20 percent in two months: Screw you. To the guy recording the “I’m on a Boat” parody in Davis. I can hear you. You’re not funny. I hate you so much. I cannot take seriously any political protest that is referred to as “teabagging.” Dear DTH: The sudoku is supposed to be a relaxing, leisurely logic puzzle, not a frustrating, time-consuming guessing game causing people to punch a hole in the wall. To the girl sitting next to me in the Union reading every kvetch out loud and commenting on them: Please stop. And I hope you read this out loud. My kvetch is that this is my last time to kvetch before graduation. Sigh. Send your one-to-two sentence entries to, subject line ‘kvetch.’

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The Daily Tar Heel for April 24, 2009  

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