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Five trustees’ terms are up Last meeting will span May 27-28 By Matt Sampson Staff Writer

university | page 3 TRASH TO TREASURE Housing raised $7,000 for the Carson Memorial Scholarship fund by holding a yard sale for unwanted items donated by students upon moving out.

The UNC Board of Trustees will be faced with an unprecedented transition this summer when five members step down at the end of their terms. The shift, which is the result of “the natural cycle” of membership, will be one of the largest turnovers the board has faced in recent years, said Roger Perry, chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“This is going to be a really big transition,” Perry said. “This was such an outstanding class, and they are going to be sorely missed.” The outgoing members are Rusty Carter, Karol Mason, Nelson Schwab, Don Stallings and Paul Fulton, all of whom have served two four-year terms on the board. In addition, J.J. Raynor, former student body president and

ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, was succeeded by Jasmin Jones in March. Despite the replacement of six out of 13 trustees for next year’s board, the incumbent members are confident the change will be carried out smoothly. “The board functions best as a board, not as a group of individuals,” said Trustee Sallie ShupingRussell. “I expect this to be a seamless transition.” Perry said the status of freshman trustees will not hinder the new group’s ability to have

constructive talks on University policy. “We have a lot of returning members, and most of these folks joining the board have been active at UNC serving on other boards and committees,” he said. “You don’t just become a trustee. These folks have paid their dues. They’ve been engaged, involved and have a strong working knowledge of the University.” Eight trustees are elected by the UNC-system Board of Governors,

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STUDY BREAK Learn how three students planned the 10-minute flash rave that took place before midnight Thursday, April 30 at Davis Library.

sports | page 5 NOT THIS YEAR

diversions | page 6 HOME-GROWN LABEL Three UNC almuni teamed up with one N.C. State alumnus to start Neckbeard Records with the mission of helping up-and-coming bands.

arts | page 7 ART AND EXERCISE Information and library science professor Joanne Marshall teaches Yoga in the Galleries pro bono in the Ackland Art Museum every other week.

university | page 8 FINAL STRETCH Four finalists are still in the running to fill the shoes of Campus Y director Virginia Carson after her planned retirement at the end of June.

this day in history May 21, 1927 Charles Lindbergh travels from New York to Paris in his monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, becoming the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

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BOT to review agreement Wed. BY Andrew Harrell

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The No. 15 UNC softball team recorded two weekend playoff wins but lost to No. 8 Georgia in the regional final on a walkoff two-run home run.

Campus police expand domain

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Matt Scott, a junior English major, and Drew Dimmery, a junior international studies major, share a hookah while studying at Hookah Bliss on Monday afternoon. Now that a new anti-smoking bill has been ratified, Hookah Bliss will have to close its doors in January, owner Adam Bliss said.


For the past several months, fliers have hung from the walls of Adam Bliss’s local hookah bar. They asked customers to call senators and lobby for an amendment to an anti-smoking bill that would keep Hookah Bliss open. Bliss called the senators himself twice a day. He contacted hookah bars across the state to fight for an amendment. But after much effort, his lobby has failed. The bill, which was ratified May 13 by the N.C. General Assembly, will prohibit smoking in all restaurants and bars. It was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Bev Perdue, causing Bliss to have to close his doors in January since he

serves both alcohol and tobacco products. “The state government didn’t do anything to help me start this business,” Bliss said. “Then the state comes along and basically wants to shut down my business without any compensation.” Legislation does allow for some tobaccobased businesses to stay open. The new law permits cigar bars and private clubs to continue operating. However, Bliss said it would not be possible to change his business to fit under either of these categories. A cigar bar is defined to make more than 25 percent of its profits from cigars, which Bliss does not serve. A private club is defined as a country club or organization linked with a

DTH ONLINE: See a video investigating Adam Bliss’ reaction to the smoking ban. nonprofit organization which does not provide food or lodging to a person who is not a member or member’s guest. “This bill has basically protected the playground of the rich and elite,” he said, noting his confusion about why an amendment would be passed for a cigar bar but not a hookah bar. “They are allowing the exact same types of businesses to operate.” Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, who tried to write the amendment allowing hookah bars to

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Alum dead after soldier’s aggression BY ANDrew Harrell University editor

Commander Charles Keith Springle, a UNC alumnus, was killed in Iraq on May 11 in what is being called the deadliest case of soldier-on-soldier aggression during the war. The husband and father of two was one of five soldiers killed. Sgt. John M. Russell was charged with the shootings. Details of the incident are still emerging. Springle’s friends and coworkers have remembered him

as a selfless volunteer. Springle was deployed to the the Army 55th Medical Company Combat Stress Center at Camp Liberty in Baghdad after volunteering for his second tour in January. After completing undergraduate and graduate work at UNC, he received his Ph.D. in social work from the University of Alabama. Springle served for 21 years as a clinical social worker with the U.S. Navy, acting as a counselor to

service men and women, as well as their families, who had returned home from active duty. Bob Goodale, who works with UNC’s Citizen Soldier Support Program, met Springle last year as part of an initiative to train civilians to work with soldiers returning from battle. “He always did it with a smile,” Goodale said of Springle’s training style, adding that he always wore his uniform during sessions so people knew he had experience with the military.

Goodale said Springle volunteered to go to Iraq because he knew that was where his skills could be best put to use. “He never met a stranger,” Goodale added. Sheryl Pacelli, a director of the South East Area Health Education Center, only met Springle once while helping coordinate a similar training program. But Pacelli said she was struck by the energy and passion

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An agreement between the Chapel Hill Police Department and University police seeks to place Granville Towers entirely under the latter’s jurisdiction. Approved by the Town Council on Monday night, the Extended Jurisdiction Agreement will now go under review of the Board of Trustees. “It’s a very positive step,” said Trustee Bob Winston. “I think it will pass. It’s a great example of cooperation between the University and Chapel Hill.” The agreement will be addressed at the trustees’ May 27 meeting. It could go into effect as soon as signatures are added, if passed. In addition to expanding University police jurisdiction to inside Granville and the parking lot that surrounds it — which the UNCChapel Hill Foundation is purchasing for $45.75 million, along with the adjacent University Square — the agreement would increase the overlap and collaboration between the two police departments. “We already operate in joint capacity in so many instances,” said Randy Young, spokesman for UNC’s Department of Public S a f e ty, w h i c h e n c o m p a s s e s University police. He cited postgame celebrations and Halloween as peak times of collaboration between the departments. The proposed changes would include expansion of joint training. University police jurisdiction would also be extended into parts of Chapel Hill in a secondary capacity: on-duty officers traveling between areas in their primary jurisdiction would be allowed to intervene if they witnessed criminal activity in areas like downtown. Currently, campus officers would have the same authority as a normal citizen if they saw an off-campus crime. Their options would be limited to calling 911. Chief Brian Curran of the Chapel Hill Police Department said there are no plans to hand over jurisdiction of University Square as well, because it is a retail area as opposed to student dorms. Future discussions are more likely to focus on managing responsibility for Carolina North once construction begins. Curran said he and Je ff McCracken, chief of UNC ’s Department of Public Safety, took the purchase of Granville and University Square as an opportunity to rehash the existing agreement. Curran added that he doesn’t expect any new hires or firings to result from the new territories. However, the agreement could have a small part in relieving stress caused by budgetary restraints. “This will put more police officers, more eyes out there,” Curran said. “You can get more bang for your buck.” Contact the University Editor at

Women’s lacrosse wins quarterfinal match Irish can’t handle second-half spurt




By Joe McLean

DTH INSIDE: After losing to Maryland in April, the Tar Heels get a shot at redemption Friday in the final four.

Four years running, North Carolina had found itself on the edge of the Final Four. The script was the same every time: The women’s lacrosse squad would reach the NCAA quarterfinals and lose on the road to a higher-ranked opponent. She knew the streak was in her players’ minds, so UNC coach Jenny Levy decided the best way to handle it was to avoid it altogether. “I just kept telling the team, ‘Look.

The only game on our schedule right now is the next game,’” Levy said. And after a 16-10 win against Notre Dame on Saturday, Levy can say it again. The Tar Heels used five unanswered goals in the second half to put away the Fighting Irish (16-5). Junior attacker Kristen Taylor started the spurt with a goal with 18:24 to go. Then she kept it alive with two breakaway

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assists just 22 seconds apart. But the scoring wasn’t the backbreaker for Notre Dame. Timely execution by the Tar Heels’ offense during a frantic stretch after Taylor’s goal started to close the lid on the Fighting Irish. With midfielders Mia Hurrin and Kelly Taylor both in the box for penalties — separated by only 58 seconds — the Tar Heels held on to possession in Notre Dame territory for two minutes despite being two players down. The game of lacrosse broke down into a high-stakes game of monkey in the middle during that stretch,

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Notre Dame held midfielders Mia Hurrin (left) and Kelly Taylor to quiet performances, but UNC broke the second half open with a five-goal run.



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Winston-Salem man thwarted a teen trying to rob his store. Police said 17-year-old John Szwalla went into the store asking for money with a concealed banana beneath his shirt posed as a gun. “If he had had a gun he would’ve shot me,” said Bobby Mabe, the store’s owner. “But he had a banana.” Mabe’s store is a computer cafe which offers online sweepstakes games. Mabe held the would-be robber in a chair until police arrived. Meanwhile, the robber ate the evidence. Deputies took a picture of the banana peel, which Mabe kept for police to see. While Szwalla was charged with one count of attempted armed robbery, the deputies joked about charging him with destruction of evidence.

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NOTED. Two seasonal Yellowstone National Park concession workers were fired after a live Webcam caught them urinating into the Old Faithful geyser. The park’s dispatch center was called by someone watching the Webcam who saw six employees walking on Old Faithful. The 23-year-old man was issued a $750 fine. A second man’s case is still pending.

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QUOTED. “The boy said that they had driven past the girl and his dad pointed to her and said ‘will she do? He said ‘yes’ and they had turned round. He said his dad did this because he was still a virgin and he was taking care of that for him.” — Prosecutor Adrian Harris about a London man who was attempting to hire a prostitute for his 14-year-old son.

HIV presentation: Thespina (Nina) Yamanis presents her dissertation on “Geographic and Social Influences on HIV Risk Behavior among Urban Young Men in Tanzania.” Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: McGavran-Greenberg, School of Public Health, Room 2301

Friday Front porch Fridays: Live bluegrass music, a classic southern buffet and full bar service are available on the porch of the Carolina Inn. The Black Swamp Bootleggers will perform. Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: The Carolina Inn, 211

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saturday Nature walk: Ken Moore revives John Terres’s 1981 guided walk of the Mason Farm Lands. Terres was the author of “From Laurel Hill to Siler’s Bog,” a nature work about the Chapel Hill area. $10. Time: 9 a.m. to noon Location: Mason Farm Biological Reserve, The North Carolina Botanical Garden


sunday Guided tour: Meet at the stone gathering circle in front of the Totten Center for a guided tour of the plant collections of the N.C. Botanical Garden. Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: NC Botanical Garden, Totten Center Art opening: The public opening of “Aldwyth: work v./work n. - Collage and Assemblage 1991 - 2009,” the first major retrospective of the

collage artist. Aldwyth will be in attendance. Time: 1 p.m. Location: Ackland Art Museum

tuesday Civil War: Lecturer Fred W. Kiger continues his course, “Gettysburg and Beyond,” one of the Civil War programs presented by the UNC General Alumni Association. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: George Watts Hill Alumni Center

wednesday Cooking class: “Spice is Nice” cooking class will be taught by Suneeta Vaswani. Cost is $50. Time: 6 p.m. Location: A Southern Season 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.

Police log n  Someone broke into a car on

Sweeten Creek Road and stole a laptop between May 14 and May 15, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person smashed the window of an Acura MDX and stole a laptop worth $1,500 between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5:28 a.m. Friday, reports state.

n  Someone stole a pair of flipflops from a store on South Estes Drive on Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a pair of Rainbow flip-flops worth $48.03 from Burlington Shoes in University Mall, reports state. The flip-flops were later returned, according to police reports.   n  A woman reported hearing a car door shutting in her driveway Tuesday morning, according to Carrboro police reports. The woman checked her car but found no damages, reports state.




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eth Tacular of the North Carolina-based band Bowerbirds plays the accordion May 8 at a show at Local 506. The show also featured a performance by La Strada. Bowerbirds is touring in Europe and will continue touring in the United States throughout July.

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She told police that someone who did yard work for her recently stopped by late at night to ask her for money, according to police reports. n  Someone reported their car had been vandalized between Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to Carrboro police reports. The company car had holes cut by a one-inch knife in both tires on the right side and a smashed rear right window, reports state. The car was vandalized between 11 p.m. Monday and midnight Tuesday, according to police reports. n A man reported that a prostitute stole money from him May 15, according to Carrboro police reports. The man said when he came back into the bedroom after stepping out, he saw the prostitute stealing money from the pocket of a pair of his pants, reports state.

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New Phillips Ambassadors selected to study in Asia Twenty-two undergraduates from UNC have been selected to study abroad in Asia this summer and fall as Phillips Ambassadors. The scholarship program, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and Kenan-Flagler Business School, will send students to China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand. The new group will raise the total number of Phillips Ambassadors who have studied in Asia since its inception in 2007 to 80. The program is unique in its mission to encourage participants to share their experience with their communities once they return home.

Students manage private investments with new fund Seeking to give students real experience with managing private investments, the UNC KenanFlagler Private Equity Fund grants them the chance to invest more than $1.3 million in capital. The student-controlled fund is the first and only one of its kind connected to a leading business school in the United States, seeking to provide real returns to its limited partners.

Hospital repairs Ugandan man’s heart, saves his life

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County copes with shortfall 3 percent budget cut recommended BY Steven Norton City Editor

The recommended budget for Orange County has been created to operate at a revenue neutral tax rate while addressing priorities of providing safety net services for the county. The new recommended budget will necessitate a change in the way services are delivered in various departments, and reductions in county programs are recommended across the board. The $177.6 million budget, developed by County Manager Laura Blackmon, allocates 51.6 percent of the General Fund to county departments, and the remaining 48.4 percent to fund local school districts. Blackmon is recommending a four percent funding increase in employee health insurance, effective January 1, 2010. She also is requesting to maintain the living wage at $10.12 an hour. No employee furloughs are expected, but a 12-month hiring freeze is recommended for vacant county positions. “The situation for next year may be worse,” she said. “We want to make sure there is flexibility for next year.”

“The situation for next year may be worse. We want to make sure there is flexibility.” Laura Blackmon, manager Major sources of revenue for the county include property and sales taxes, monies from other governments and fees for various services. A new property tax rate of 85.8 cents is being recommended following property revaluations earlier this year. It is estimated that one cent on property tax adds around $1.5 million in additional revenue. There will be two public hearings regarding the recommended budget. The first will take place tonight at Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough. The second will take place May 26 at the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill. The final county budget will be approved June 16. Contact the City Editor at

Orange County recommended budget 2009-10 2009-10 recommended budget: $177.6 million Decrease of $5.4 million (3 percent) from last year Revenue-neutral tax rate: 85.8 cents per $100 At this rate, a the owner of a home valued at $250,000 would pay $2,145 in property taxes.

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Includes 911 communications, EMS and the office of the fire marshal. Recommended budget: $6.7 million, an almost $800,000 decrease Notable changes: Eliminating paid student positions, reducing equipment repair costs and reclassifying existing staff to better align them with deparment needs Health: Promotes healthy behavior and ensures accessibility of heath services. Recommended budget: $7.1 million, about a $600,000 decrease Notable Changes: Twelve-month hiring freeze for dental hygenists, discontinued HIV community testing program and eliminating many community outreach education programs.

The budget includes funding decreases in almost all departments. Two public hearings will be held, duringwhich department representatives will have the chance to discuss the budget with commissioners. To view the budget, visit

vide educational and technological resources for public use. Recommended budget: $986,082, an $11,000 increase Notable Changes: Opening a new Hillsborough branch, closing Carrboro-McDougle and Cedar Grove libraries, moving full-time employees to new branch and reducing hours at the main branch. Social Services: Works to improve human welfare, particularly for children, elderly and the disabled Recommended budget: About $19.6 million, an almost $1.8 million decrease Notable Changes: Decreased community outreach efforts and reduced funding for the Foster Care program.

UNC’s North Carolina Children’s Hospital performed a heart repair procedure Monday on 18-year-old Patrick Kahuma of Uganda, where the hospital is unequipped to perform the life-saving surgery. Medical teams from UNC have traveled to Uganda for the past three years, performing similar procedures and establishing a children’s heart surgery unit. UNC Health Care updated their Twitter page during the surgery with progress reports from the doctors and pictures from inside the operating room.

Foundation to give money to low-income students The Jessie Ball duPont Fund has established a matching grant program that will supply up to $210,000 to expand the Carolina College Advising Corps. The fund is a national foundation based in Jacksonville, Fla., committed to building the assets and capabilities of people, families and communities. Their contribution will assist the Carolina College Advising Corps in helping low-income high school students in North Carolina make it to college.

City Briefs

Mayor will speak about Chapel Hill’s future Friday Mayor Kevin Foy will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Community Leadership Collaboration on Friday. Foy’s presentation is entitled, “How does Chapel Hill Fit in North Carolina’s Future: 20th-Century Policies in a 21st-Century State.” The meeting will be held at the Siena Club from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

State Briefs

N.C. State officials must appear before federal court N.C. State University’s chancellor and provost have been summoned to appear before the U.S. Attorney’s office in Raleigh at 9 a.m. Thursday. Both must stand present before a federal grand jury according to records released Tuesday. Chancellor James Oblinger and Provost Larry Nielsen will be questioned regarding the hiring of Mary Easley, the wife of former Gov. Mike Easley. Mary Easley was hired at N.C. State by Nielsen in 2005. She was given a 5-year contract worth $850,000. Her duties include directing a speaker series and forming a public safety leadership center. View the whole story and copies of the subpoenas under State & National news at

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Brandi Carlile sings to a sold-out crowd of about 250 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Her concert was part of The ArtsCenter’s American Roots Series. “We are playing the show in order to strip down acoustic and to play songs in their purest, rawest form,” she said.


Brandi Carlile goes acoustic for The ArtsCenter By Rebecca Brenner Arts Editor

Acoustic guitars lined the stage Friday as a sold-out crowd awaited the entrance of Brandi Carlile at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Carlile moved front and center, unplugging her acoustic guitar and joining her alsounplugged bandmates onstage. The crowd hushed to listen to their soft harmonies. Carlile, of Seattle, performed as a part of The ArtsCenter’s American Roots Series. Her music usually blends aggressive rock with her own acoustic guitar work, but this concert had a different feel. She played it acoustically. “We are playing the show in order to strip down acoustic and to play songs in their purest, rawest form,” she said. The intimate setting lent itself to the nature of the concert as Carlile played songs off her new album, Give Up The Ghost, to debut Sept. 1. Carlile had a way of throwing herself into her vocals that breathed life into her songs. She was joined onstage by Tim and Phil Hanseroth — known as The Twins — and cellist Josh Neumann. “This is the first time we’ve ever been on

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designed her poster and many T-shirts. Ward was recently laid off from her job, so she could go on the road to sell the merchandise. Carlile donates $1 from every ticket sold to The Looking Out Foundation, which she founded with The Twins as a way to contribute to causes she believes in. “In that sense, every concert is a benefit concert,” she said. “Wherever there’s need, we try and help out where we can.” The foundation focuses on environmental issues, but Carlile said they have contributed to a wide array of causes, including hunger, indigenous rights and disease education. Ocaña said she arranged the concert through a partnership with Cat’s Cradle that she formed five years ago. “We’re like the little sister who’s just getting old enough to drive and wants to hang out with her older brother,” she said. “Now, we’re rocking out.” Contact the Arts Editor at

Perdue’s public ratings deflate Kinnaird blames anemic economy BY Tarini Parti Senior Writer

The recession is finally taking a toll on the public’s approval of Gov. Bev Perdue. Perdue’s approval ratings are at her lowest so far, according to recent polls, because she is facing most of the blame for the state’s economic condition. Public Policy Polling reported that 51 percent of North Carolinians disapprove of her job performance while only 34 percent approve. The Civitas Institute found that the governor’s approval dropped 14 percent since March. That’s because people have been blaming local leaders rather than the president or the federal government, said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. The budget shortfall for this fiscal year is expected to exceed $3 billion, while the state’s unemployment rate has risen to 10.8 percent ­— one of the highest in the nation. The governor has also been forced to make tough decisions to balance the budget and improve the state’s economy. “It seems that she’s being hit pretty hard on the choices she’s made,” Debnam said. Public disapproval will happen when the governor has to balance the budget by cutting programs or raising taxes, UNC political science professor Thomas Carsey said. “It’s hard to imagine anyone doing substantially better,” Carsey said. “I think she’s done a solid job.” Debnam said declining approval ratings for the governor is not unique to North Carolina. “Every governor we’ve looked at has had a decreasing approval rating while Obama is staying high in the polls,” he said. Debnam said Perdue’s proposed furlough program, issued as an executive order last month, was the most unpopular. Perdue established a furlough program that will allow state employees to take 10 hours leave during the year­in exchange for 0.5 percent of their salaries. This will help to balance the state budget. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, said furloughs and budget cuts are contributing factors to the public disapproval of her performance, but those steps were necessary. “She’s been trying to survive the bleeding from the severe economic recession,” she said. “The public doesn’t understand that she is doing what she has to do, not what she wants to do.” Carsey said furloughs are unpopular but might be most efficient in the long run. Other policies, such as the smoking ban signed into law Tuesday, have disappointed some Chapel Hill business owners. Adam Bliss, owner of Hookah Bliss on West Franklin Street, said recent legislation that bans smoking in enclosed bars and restaurants along with the dramatic increase in taxes on tobacco products is going to put him out of business. Bliss said that during Perdue’s campaign she said she would encourage small businesses, but with such measures, it is harder for some small businesses to survive. “I haven’t been real thrilled with our governor or legislators,” he said. Contact the State & National Editor at

Tar Heel Treasure sale raises $7k for scholarship fund

Perdue signs smoking ban legislation into law Tuesday BY Alison Shay Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill banning smoking in bars and restaurants Tuesday. The bill effectively bans smoking at all indoor locations aside from private clubs and cigar bars. The bill signed into law Tuesday was a weaker version of the smoking ban passed by the House, which banned smoking at all locations where someone under the age of 18 would visit. The Senate passed a weaker bill, which then went to the house again. The bill will take effect in January.

a tour acoustic for any other reason than we can’t afford it,” Carlile said with a laugh. “Those drummers are expensive.” At times, Carlile had the audience captivated by the weight of her lyrics. At others, she had everyone out of their seats, dancing in the aisles to her spirited vocals and interpretations of songs by The Beatles and Johnny Cash. “I come here pretty often,” said Jim Vernon, a longtime resident of Chapel Hill. “I’ve seen some pretty good bands, but I’ve never seen this kind of anticipation for an artist.” Tess Ocaña, concerts and facility director for The ArtsCenter, said the show’s success was due to the buzz created by the public. “A buzz without talent is a baseless lie, so you have to have the talent,” she said. Judging from the standing ovations, many would agree that Carlile had the talent. Ginger Brown, a Raleigh resident, first heard Carlile’s song, “The Story,” on a commercial for WRAL’s news broadcast. “I’m 72-and-a-half years old, and it was the most moving song I’ve ever heard,” she said. Carlile has used this tour to help others. She brought her friend Nichole Ward, who

UPCOMING CONCERTS IN THE SERIES Bonnie Prince Billy: Thursday, May 28 Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek): Friday, June 5 For more concerts, visit


The Tar Heel Treasure event raised $7,000 on Saturday with a yard sale put on by UNC’s Department of Housing and Residential Education at the Carolina North site. The money will be donated to the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Scholarship. The sale was made up of items — coats, mirrors, luggage, shoes, books, dishes, crutches, futons and more — donated by students moving out of residence halls and on-campus apartments. The goal of the sale was to collect goods that would normally be thrown away and offer them for sale to the community.

Department members Lee Hyde and Caleb Waters said at 7:30 a.m., when the sale began, all 300 parking spaces at Carolina North were full and there was a line down the street. Larry Hicks, director of the Department of Housing and Residential Education, called the first-ever sale “phenomenally successful” and said people were in a good mood and things moved very quickly. Customers shopped throughout the entire day. Shaunna Carlton came to the sale at about 10 a.m. with her children and returned later in the afternoon. “I really like (the sale),” Carlton said, citing the “really affordable” prices. She came in search of

clothing for her children, rugs and household items. Betty Curtis of Durham heard about Tar Heel Treasure over lunch on the day of the sale. “This is tremendous,” Curtis said. “I don’t like to see things wasted.” Hicks estimated around 14.5 tons of material were diverted from the landfill. He said several hundred volunteers from the community were involved in putting on the event. Businesses around town donated food and resources to the project. “People came out because it was a good cause,” Hicks said. The sale raised more than $10,000. After expenses are

accounted for, $7,000 will be donated to the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Scholarship. Contributions were made to other organizations as well in the form of donated items. “Without the students giving us the items, the volunteers to set everything up and Larry’s vision to bring it together, we wouldn’t have been successful,” Hyde said. Hicks, who referred to Tar Heel Treasure as a “collaboration across the board,” says that he thinks the sale will double next year. All customers interviewed said they would be interested in returning next year. Contact the University Editor at

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Trinidy Hodge stands guard over the treasures that her mother and aunt found at the Tar Heel Treasure sale Saturday afternoon.



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Local bookstores hurt New waste site on the table in stumbling economy BY Steven Norton City Editor

Owners say they are optimistic BY Kaylee Baker Staff Writer

Independent booksellers agree that business during the last couple of months has been slower than usual. The current economic recession has noticeably affected business at local independent bookstores on Franklin Street and in Carrboro. Despite a decrease in sales, store managers and owners are optimistic. “Our store has been here for 27 years, and although things have always been tough, we always manage to survive,” said Nick Shepard, co-manager of Internationalist Books. This nonprofit, volunteer-run store also serves as a community center that offers a variety of free resources that go along with the politically oriented theme of the books they offer to the public. Another location on Graham Street in Carrboro houses donated books that the store sends to prisons. The store does not use a lot of paid advertising, and in order to remain financially stable and keep customers excited, it held numerous events this spring, including political discussions, acoustic concerts and author readings. “We rely on word-of-mouth, loyal customers and foot traffic on Franklin Street,” Shepard said. Directly across Franklin Street, The Bookshop faces similar problems. Relying mainly on phonebook advertisements for promotion, the almost 25-year-old store buys books directly from customers and resells them for half price. “Business has become really erratic. We have really good days followed by really bad ones,” store manager Betty Schumacher said. Although the store had to cut some hours, Schumacher is not worried. “I think if anything a used bookstore is a good business to have in a recession,” she said. “The books are inexpensive and offer personal

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Tim Grant, sales person, and Cindy Kamorroff, owner of Nice Price Books in Carrrboro, sort through used books and records Monday afternoon.

“Business has become really erratic. We have really good days followed by really bad ones.” Betty schumacher, manager of The Bookshop on West franklin street growth and entertainment.” Carrboro’s Nice Price Books, in business for 22 years, is facing a decrease in current sales as well, but its owners don’t seem too concerned. “It’s nothing too devastating — it won’t put us out of business,” said Cindy Kamoroff, who owns the store along with her husband. Kamoroff noted some of the vintage books in her store cannot be found in large corporate chains like Barnes & Noble. Now that school’s out, the three bookstores are getting ready for the upcoming summer months. Nice Price hopes to remain as busy as they have in the past. “We actually tend to do better in the summer,” Kamoroff said. “We get new stuff every day. There is always something different, interesting and surprising. We have several customers that

come in several times a week.” Internationalist Books, on the other hand, is not expecting as much business. “Our big gest sales are in December. Summers are always slower. They are a predictable part of business cycle, though, despite the economy,” Shepard said. In preparation, Internationalist is cutting staff hours and planning even more fundraisers, like lectures and film screenings. Although the recession has put a dent in their current sales, Shepard has a positive attitude about the future. “I have a lot of faith that the people in Chapel Hill will come together for moral support and we will find a way to keep (this business) going.” Contact the City Editor at

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Orange County will conduct a preliminary evaluation for a new waste transfer site on Millhouse Road. But the site, owned by the town of Chapel Hill, has not officially been proposed since Chapel Hill Town Council members have not formally offered the site for lease or purchase. The site was presented to the board by Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy as an alternative site at a May 14 work session. At this point it is uncertain when, if ever, Chapel Hill council members will approve the site. The evaluation of the new site will be conducted along with the other proposed waste transfer site in Bingham township off N.C. 54. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the impact a waste transfer station would have on wetlands near the Bingham site. The county hopes to have the analysis for the Millhouse Road site completed by June 16, when it will present its findings to the board.

Commissioners are set to consider a final decision for the location of the transfer station at their August 18 meeting. The Army Corps of Engineers will present results of the wetlands evaluation for the Bingham site at that time. With less time to investigate the new site, Commissioner Alice Gordon reiterated the importance of sticking to the criteria the board developed when evaluating potential waste transfer sites. “We don’t want to somehow violate the process we set out,” she said. The preliminary evaluation will examine issues such as cost, carbon footprint, zoning requirements, number of residents impacted and transportation access, among others. There will also be a public meeting for members of the Millhouse Road community during which specific details of the proposed waste transfer station would be explained. No date has been set for this meeting. The presented site is only about 2,500 feet away from a proposed temporary site in the Rogers Road

community that was discarded by the board in April. This has sparked debate over whether Millhouse Road is included in that community. “I may live a mile from Rogers Road, but I have always considered myself a part of this community,” Millhouse Road resident Kathleen Schenley said at the meeting. Opposition to the Bingham site also came up at the meeting. Environmental issues surrounding the site have caused controversy since its initial proposal. Representatives for Emerson Waldorf School, located near Millhouse Road, also voiced their concerns, saying that increased traffic could pose safety issues for students. Remaining public comment concerned the potential closings of Carrboro-McDougle and Cedar Grove libraries if County Manager Laura Blackmon’s recommended budget is passed. The final budget will be approved June 16. Contact the City Editor at

Flash rave relieves exam stress BY Meagan Racey Staff Writer

At 10 p.m., the student organizers of the April flash rave marched military-style into Davis Library, attempting to hide two amplifiers. Then they pretended to study. Junior Bobby Nieland created the Facebook event with his friends Elliot Montpellier, a junior, and senior Bill Kumpf about a week before the heavily attended rave. After Davis was equipped with two 300-watt amplifiers, a couple of strobe lights and 100 glow sticks, an estimated 2,000 students were more than happy to close their textbooks for 10 minutes of midnight raving on April 30. “We hope this means that the students find the library a natural place to gather on campus,” said Judy Panitch, director of library communications. “There’s probably an interesting dissertation to be written on the growing phenomenon of the library rave.” At go-time, the song “Jump Around” came over the loudspeakers, the atrium lights went off and an electronic trance mega-mix began. The turnout was about four times larger than the estimated 500-person crowd at the Undergraduate Library rave in December. Just under 1,000 students confirmed attendance to the event. For the April rave, Nieland, Montpellier and Kumpf invited about 1,000 students on Facebook,

but as the date crept closer, nearly 3,000 students had confirmed attendance. Unlike other schools’ rave attempts, which have resulted in pepper spray and arrests, the Davis rave resulted in just one bloody nose, a broken table and a few items lost in the craze. Both flash raves were the brainchild of the trio. “Some of the inspiration behind it was the streakers,” he said. “We wanted a funny, comical release during exam time.” Nieland said they also took heed from the Web site Improv Everywhere, which is dedicated to planning seemingly random scenes in public places, and the Pit freeze, when a group of people froze in place while the Bell Tower tolled at noon last Halloween. He also had a team of about 30 friends making sure things ran smoothly. “Safety comes first with huge events,” Nieland said. “We wanted to have a bunch of people with a bunch of eyes looking out for anything that might be going wrong — and passing out glow sticks.” Nieland said Kumpf noticed two police officers on the second floor around 11 p.m. He offered them glow sticks, and one wrapped them around his badge. The group hasn’t put much thought into planning the next rave, but Nieland said they are con-

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Junior Dustin Ackley is the sixth Tar Heel to earn player of the year honors. He has a career .408 average and has 101 multihit games. First baseman Dustin Ackley was named the ACC Player of the Year on Monday. The three-time all conference pick is the fifth player in league history to earn both freshman of the year and player of the year honors. Four of his teammates joined him on the All-ACC teams. Ackley, third baseman Kyle Seager and pitcher Alex White made the first team. Senior Adam Warren and junior reliever Brian Moran made the second team. Ackley leads the league in hits and is second in both home runs and average. Seager, on the other hand, leads the ACC in doubles. This was White’s second selection.

BASEBALL CHESNUT HILL, Mass. - In the final regular season series, the Tar Heels won two of three from Boston College. On Saturday, UNC (41-14, 19-10 ACC) starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivered a dominating performance – pitching eight and two thirds innings, while only allowing one run in an 8-1 win. Harvey carried a shutout in the ninth and struck out eight batters. The team picked up a season-best three doubles plays behind him. In Friday’s game, All-American Dustin Ackley doubled twice and knocked in a timely three-run homer to give UNC the lead late. UNC stranded 12 in Thursday’s loss.

MEN’S LACROSSE ANNAPOLIS, Md. – North Carolina staged a dramatic comeback against Duke in the NCAA Quarterfinals but fell just short, 12-11. The Tar Heels held the lead briefly in the second period, 4-3, but for the rest of the day, they were behind. Sean Delaney and Bart Wagner both provided hat tricks for UNC and Jimmy Dunster had two goals and an assist. With time winding down, it was Delaney looking for his fourth goal of the day. But with two seconds left, his shot for the tie sailed past the post. The miss left UNC unable to recover from a four-goal deficit late. UNC finishes the season at 12-6.


Amber Falcone wanted — heck, expected — to be playing in Maryland again. After a second-half collapse in April against Maryland, the AllAmerican defender — along with the rest of the North Carolina team — was looking for redemption. They thought they’d make amends by fulfilling their seasonlong goal: qualifying for the women’s lacrosse Final Four. And as this year’s site is the University of Towson — located in Maryland — they knew they could be making a return trip north. What they didn’t know was that they’d be playing the Terrapins again. Yes, Falcone knew it was a possibility. As the No. 3 seed, UNC would be expected to play No. 2 Maryland once more. But that would only occur if the tournament played out according to plan — which rarely, if ever, occurs. Well, it did. “We didn’t really care who we played, but it’s great (to play them),” Falcone said. “Once we knew (after beating Notre Dame), we were really excited and lucky to have the option

of playing Maryland again.” Friday night, the Tar Heels will get another chance. But based off the previous result, it certainly won’t be easy. In that matchup, North Carolina entered on an eight-game winning streak. UNC played the Terps to an even first half — 5-5. Then the next half got under way. “In the second, we got a little impatient and didn’t do a good job taking care of the ball,” coach Jenny Levy said. “If you do that against Maryland, they’ll make you pay.” In the last go around, the Tar Heels turned the ball over 18 times. Eight occurred in the second half — leading, in part, to the Terrapins stretching their margin to 11-6. With Maryland sporting prolific scorers in Caitlyn McFadden and Karri Ellen Johnson, the Tar Heels have to keep possession to minimize the pair’s chances. Johnson, a freshman, ranks third in the nation in goals with 70. McFadden, on the other hand, shows up in spot 25. And last game, each made sure their ranking wasn’t perceived as a fluke. Johnson dominated with four

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goals while McFadden added two. “I think overall, we played a lot of defense in that last game,” Levy said. “I wish we had done a better job with our possessions.” Still, there is certainly room for optimism at UNC’s chances. For starters, North Carolina sported one of the nation’s hardest schedules. Secondly, many people have already plugged in a Maryland-Northwestern championship game. Both teams are undefeated and known nationally. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, have slid under the radar and, naturally, are underdogs. So now just comes Friday. UNC got its wish. They’re back in Maryland. Heck, they’re even playing the Terps. “There’s not much you need to say to the kids,” Levy said. “They’ve prepared, they’ve worked hard and they deserve to be there.” dth/Zach Gutterman

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shut out the Tar Heels in Friday’s 6-0 loss against the Bulldogs. “She has thrown me out the whole time,” Spaulding said. “I got one hit off of her yesterday, and it was an inside pitch. Today I was hoping she would throw it again, and that’s what she did.” Spaulding also had a standout performance on the mound — holding the Bulldogs to two runs off five hits in the first six innings. “Georgia’s a very good hitting team, and at one point we were up 2-1, and she shut a lot of their good hitters down — especially a lot of their good lead off hitters,” coach Donna Papa said. The Tar Heel lineup, meanwhile, faced many of the same problems on the offensive end. Beside Spaudling’s efforts, the other UNC batters only managed one hit on Saturday. “We just didn’t get the hits we needed to score the runs,” Papa said of the team’s effort. Shortstop Christine Knauer also stood out with some defensive plays for the Tar Heels. Georgia had runners in scoring

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Junior pitcher Danielle Spaulding did everything she could to help North Carolina stave off elimination against sixth-seeded Georgia in the NCAA Regionals on Saturday. She hit a colossal home run. She started off the sixth inning having allowed only two runs. But with UNC’s NCAA hopes on the line, it just wasn’t enough. Georgia’s Megan Wiggins hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh as the Bulldogs won, 4-2, and advanced to the Super Regionals. The Bulldogs (42-10) led off with a run in the bottom of the first inning. The next three innings were scoreless until an out-of-the-park homer by Spaulding drove in two runs and gave the Tar Heels the edge at the top of the fifth. Just before Spaulding stepped to the plate, Georgia relieved their starting pitcher in favor of Christie Hamilton — the same pitcher who

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North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell earned victory No. 800 earlier this season against N.C. State. The UNC women’s basketball coach was one of six inductees into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame on May 14. Hatchell has coached the team since 1986 and helped lead the squad to a win in the 1994 NCAA Championship. This year the Tar Heels posted a 28-7 record. Under her rein, the Tar Heels have captured eight ACC titles, and this year, she became the fourth coach in NCAA history to win 800 games. She was named coach of the year in 1994 and had been previously inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. She was previously a coach at Francis Marion college.

TRACK & FIELD In the Tar Heel Aggie Classic, UNC played host to the distance carnival and field events on Sunday. The sprinters competed on the North Carolina A & T campus. Junior Vanneisha Ivy registered a regional mark in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time of 13.23 was good enough for first in the event. In the women’s high jump, sophomore Patience Coleman placed first with a 5-05.75 mark. On the men’s side, sophomore Charles Cox finished first in the 400meter dash. He put out a time of 47.60, which earned him first place. Senior Ryan Booker placed fourth.


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Local label seeks like-minded bands and artists DTH alumni support N.C. music By Linnie Greene staff writer

When one takes into consideration Neckbeard Records’ name, philosophy and history, it’s pretty obvious that the label spawned by three UNC alumni and one N.C. State alumnus won’t be representing the next big national sensation. With a business plan that favors exposure over money earned and an ambition for being a first step for up-and-coming bands, it seems unlikely they’ll be responsible for any releases that will make a splash on the national scene. But at the release party at Local 506 for the label’s first record, The Return of the Norfolk Regiment by Chapel Hill band Lemming Malloy, it’s also clear that the local music junkies behind Neckbeard have a lot to celebrate. Bryan Reed, a former DTH diversions editor, an assistant editor for Charlotte’s Shuffle Ma g a z i n e a n d o n e o f f o u r Neckbeard founders, said one o f t h e d i ff e r e n c e s b e t w e e n Neckbeard and other labels lies in

its innovative economic model. “I thought, if I were putting out a CD, I’d just want to sell it and be done with it and have a sunk cost,” he said. And while it might seem that the area is saturated with small labels, Reed insists that Neckbeard’s unique approach to the artist-label relationship could play an important role for local artists. “One small label can’t put out all the great bands in this area,” he said. “I’d like to think we’re just a drop in the bucket that’s contributing to something more than ourselves.” But although the Lemming Malloy release marks a first success for Neckbeard, things haven’t always gone so smoothly. C h a p e l H i l l b a n d I Wa s Totally Destroying It, part of the release party lineup and a former Neckbeard client, started having problems with the label which resulted in a publicized and contentious split. John Booker of I Was Totally Destroying It said the schism was due to many mistakes that

“One small label can’t put out all the great bands in this area. I’d like to think we’re just a drop in the bucket.” Bryan Reed, NeckBeard Co-Founder and former Dth Diversions Editor occurred during the course of the band’s roughly three-week experience with Neckbeard. “We pointed out the mistakes they made, they got their feelings hurt by us pointing out their mistakes and decided to drop us,” he said. Since the separation, I Was Totally Destroying It has signed on with Greyday Records, a label based out of Portland, Ore. The band had initially planned to release a limited run double EP alongside Lemming Malloy, but are now releasing it later on Greyday. And while the course of Neckbeard’s musical relationships haven’t always been smooth, Jay Cartwright of Lemming Malloy says his band has had a positive experience. “It’s been absolutely excellent,” he said of Lemming Malloy’s connection to Neckbeard. “They’ve brought a lot of ideas to

the table, and that enthusiasm has been great.” I Was Totally Destroying It’s Booker is similarly optimistic despite past disputes between the label and the band. “We might disagree with what happened, but we just want to share the stage with good people and to play in front of as many people as possible,” he said. And through successes and disputes, the label has kept a single goal. “I just want to see us signing talented bands who want to put music out, who want to do different music,” said Allie Mullen, Neckbeard co-founder and former DTH photo editor. “Just signing more people that believe in our philosophy and want to put their music out there — that’s all we want.” Courtesy of Lemming Malloy

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Film shows dark side of emigrant life By Jonathan Pattishall staff writer

“Sin Nombre” is Cary Fukunaga’s debut feature film, and by any standard it’s a total success. This dynamic movie is at once a twisted road story, an unsentimental love song, a travelogue, a suspense-thriller and a pan-American epic poem. Fukunaga gets more mileage out of his tale than most other, more seasoned directors could dream of. He’s able to tease a universal myth out of narrow parochialism, reconstructing in miniature the entire expansion and contraction of human societies, but told from

the perspective of the immigrant and the barrio rat. The story ties together two narrative threads, one focusing on a branch of the vicious Mara Salvatrucha gang in Chiapas, Mexico, and the other following a Honduran family traveling by train to the United States. The stories are brought together by Willy (Edgar Flores), an erstwhile young gangster who is alienated from the Mara when one of the leaders, Lil Mago (Tenoch Huerta Mejía), kills his girlfriend. Later Willy and Mago harass a group of illegal immigrants atop the moving train. As Mago preys

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Yoga unites art, body and soul Professor says swine flu is no cause for alarm By Alyssa Griffith Staff Writer

Yellowed scrolls drape across the gallery walls and seemingly archaic wooden figures, sculptures and ceramic pots surround the main art gallery of Ackland Art Museum. An array of bright blue yoga mats and fitness enthusiasts filled the room. “Yoga in the Galleries is one of our most popular programs,” said Nic Brown, director of communications for the Ackland. “It’s a great way for the museum to reach out to the Chapel Hill community.” T h r e e y e a r s a g o , Jo a n n e Marshall, a professor at the School of Information and Library Science, heard of an art gallery in Honolulu that held yoga classes. Marshall contacted the Ackland about teaching a class herself in their gallery. “Yoga is an art that is dedicated to creating a union between the mind, body and soul,” Marshall said. “I find there is no better place to practice such an art than within an art gallery itself.” Marshall said she teaches in the gallery without payment as a way of giving back to the community. “The program brings a rich blend of students, faculty and professionals into the museum and exploring art,” said Brown. After her class, Marshall encourages her participants to thoroughly investigate the gallery and find a specific piece of artwork to focus their heightened sensory perception on. “Yoga in the Galleries” is one of several public events offered by the art museum during the year. The goal of these special event programs is to encourage the com-

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Yoga enthusiasts stand in the “upward salute” position at the Ackland Art Museum’s “Yoga in the Galleries,” held every two weeks in the museum’s main art gallery. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. munity to see art through a different perspective. “The space allows you to connect with yourself and the art around you,” said Sally Schornstheimer, a class regular. “It’s good for your soul.” The Ackland is currently hosting the Asian art exhibition “Sage in the Bamboo Grove: The Legacy of Sherman E. Lee.” The gallery’s main feature is a massive Buddha statue. “The art coincides perfectly with

the class,” said Schornstheimer. Marshall also teaches a “mindful” yoga class at the Rams Head Recreation Center on campus but prefers the gallery’s peacefulness. “The serene ambiance of the gallery is a huge contrast to that of a gym or even a yoga studio,” said Susan Shiffean, a frequent participant. Marshall began practicing yoga to become more physically fit, but she discovered the spiritual and

artistic side of yoga in the process. Her classes incorporate slow deliberate postures and movements with meditation. “Yoga is all about inner awareness and finding peace within yourself,” said Marshall. “I feel I’ve been given the opportunity to share what is for me a rare and captivating experience.” Contact the Arts Editor at

Jones to plan safer postgame parties BY Martin Moore Staff Writer

Student Body President Jasmin Jones wants to change the way UNC celebrates. Jones and her administration have proposed a plan to create a safer atmosphere on Franklin Street following victories over major rivals. Jones said the policy, named “Safe Celebration,” would have an immediate effect on the student body by reducing dangerous celebration practices such as bonfires and climbing on trees and poles. The policy also encourages alternatives to the heavy concentration of students flooding Franklin Street. The idea stems from a forum held this past spring following UNC’s fifth men’s basketball NCAA Championship. Among the many topics discussed, the issue of safer celebrations after games resonated most with the Jones administration. Student Body Vice President

David Bevevino emphasized that post-game safety is a concern largely driven by sincere urges from the student body to ensure safety as a prerequisite to fully enjoying a Carolina win. “I think winning the NCAA Championship sparked discussion of how we celebrate at Carolina,” Bevevino said. “The overarching theme comes from a desire to have celebrations that honor the victories we have, but do so in a safe and positive manner.” The Jones administration is seeking to include an array of resources, including the Dean of Students Office, The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as the Chapel Hill Police Department. Although support for the policy seems strong among many University officials, there is much planning to be done. The goal is to have fans transition from the win to a safe, organized “preplanned celebration,” but the unpredictably of the victories could lead to wellfunded events with low turnout. FR










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Additionally, there are differing opinions among students on how the policy may mesh with existing Carolina traditions. Christina Fluet, president of the Residence Hall Association, believes the policy has potential to keep the town and campus safer. “I don’t think making fires will ever die, that’s like a solid tradition,” she said. Others also pointed to the University’s history of celebrating big wins, seeing the current style of celebration as important to the Chapel Hill atmosphere.

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“Sometimes it gets out of control, but it’s deep in our tradition. I was there in ’93. It hasn’t changed. It’s nationwide,” said Will Dansby, He added that he sees it as a time for students and the community to come together. Despite such concerns, Jones has high expectations for the program, seeking to remain proactive about the way we celebrate. “This can become a Carolina tradition,” Jones said. Contact the University Editor at

Lounging with complimentary cookies and sweet tea Monday, a handful of attendees listened to James Thomas talk about the origins and potential future of the swine flu. Jonathan Frederick, the science programs manager at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, said the impromptu edition of the Current Science Forum series hoped to take advantage of the chance to jump on a current topic. Thomas, associate professor of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, presented a PowerPoint presentation that included graphs of deaths caused by influenza viruses and a yellow, spiky visual representation of the swine flu, also referred to as the H1N1 virus. He also engaged the dozen attendees directly, challenging them to think of what decisions they would make in epidemic and pandemic situations. The presentation used the flu pandemic of 1918, also known as the Spanish flu, as a frame of reference. Swine flu is a relative of the strain of H1N1 responsible for the 1918 outbreak, which killed 3 percent of the world population. If swine flu goes global, even more might die due to larger and denser populations. It is the result of a shift, or major genetic change that leaves no chance for immunity. “When you get a new pandemic strain, it breaks all the rules,” Thomas said. Most strains of flu are created by drifts, or minor changes in a virus that can still be fought off by immunity systems that have dealt with previous infections. “I expected that Dr. Thomas would have an interesting perspective,” said Steve Seiberling, who works with UNC’s Herbarium at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. He said he attended the

strain, it breaks all the rules.” James thomas, associate professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health

forum to hear the issue discussed with someone who has knowledge on the subject. Thomas’s expertise has led national organizations to consult him on issues of public health ethics. He has also been part of planning for flu prevention on campus, saying potential strategies have included shutting down classrooms and continuing courses through the Web site Blackboard. He explained how groups like the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention try to identify “super-spreaders” — those who have lots of contact with others and would spread a virus quickly if infected. Thomas said in a pandemic situation, vaccinations are planned to go to those making it first, and then alternate between groups considered important to maintaining order and those considered biologically vulnerable. Another attendee, William Wilson of Chapel Hill, came to find out if the flu was more viral in Mexico than the United States. Wilson said the fact he found most interesting was that the virus can be infectious for a week before symptoms begin to show. Despite outlining worst case scenarios and stressing it is good to stay alert, Thomas said he was treating the situation more like a seasonal flu. Asked how scared he was, he placed himself at a two on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the most fearful. Nevertheless, the attendees remained sitting far apart from one another during the presentation. Contact the University Editor at



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Campus Y search down to four choices BY Rebecca Kang Staff Writer

Following Campus Y director Virginia Carsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to retire June 30, a search committee has narrowed a pool of candidates for her job down to four. One will step into her shoes later this summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking for someone who is aware of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on, who is actively involved and who is an activist,â&#x20AC;? said Campus Y copresident Erin Marubashi. The call for a new director circulated widely through the Campus Y network. When the applications came in, the search committee reviewed them closely and chose to conduct 15 phone interviews. It then chose four candidates to bring to campus. The four final candidates are Richard Harrill, a former Campus Y co-president and Peace Corps worker in Hungary; Melody Porter, an assistant director in the Office of Student Volunteer Services at the College of William & Mary; Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld, a former Morehead Scholar and Campus Y almuna; and Lamara Warren, a graduate student finishing her Ph.D. at Indiana University.

All of the candidates have already been interviewed except for Warren, who will come to campus today. Each must give a presentation in which he or she answers the question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would be your vision if you were the Campus Y director?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone is invited to put input into the search committee,â&#x20AC;? said Lucy Lewis, an assistant director of the Campus Y who is heavily involved in interviewing the four finalists. So far, Lewis has taken the role of introducing the candidates to other adult leaders in the Campus Y. Carson said she hopes students participate in the selection process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they figure out who they want to hire, usually it takes a while to do the paperwork and to get a change in position lined up. I want to be out of the office by the middle of July and for the Y you need someone to start about August 1,â&#x20AC;? she said. Marubashi stressed the need to remove herself from searching for another Virginia Carson. When selected candidates came to campus for a question and answer session, Marubashi said her first priority was asking how they envisioned themselves working with

the co-presidents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want someone who is an academic, business-savvy, and who will navigate the relationship between the administration and the students,â&#x20AC;? Marubashi said. Carson said she wants a director who is willing to jump right into the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important to have an open door and someone behind that door ready to welcome and encourage the student,â&#x20AC;? Carson said. Carson said the Campus Y is an important center on campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Y director plays a critical role in encouraging students to implement their ideas,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Former chancellor James Moeser used to tell incoming students, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not here to prepare for your life â&#x20AC;&#x201D; this is your life.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Carson was not involved in the search process until the final candidates came to UNC. Along with the search committee and student leaders, she said she will help the new director with the transition so that he or she can smoothly adjust to the new setting. Contact the University Editor at

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Campus Y Director Virginia Carson announced her retirement, effective June 30, after nine years at the helm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Y director plays a critical role in encouraging students to implement their ideas,â&#x20AC;? Carson said.

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while four are selected by N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue. The final position is filled by the election of the student body president. The three new members selected by the Board of Governors are Don Curtis, Wade Hargrove and Felicia Washington, and the governor’s appointments are Eddie Smith and John Townsend. “ The key thing is that the new trustees have a love for the University,” Shuping-Russell said. “That’s what’s going to drive the decision-making.” Another factor that was taken into account is that four of the incoming trustees are N.C. residents. Perry said the state-funded school


“The board functions best as a board, not as a group of individuals. I expect this to be a seamless transition.” Sallie SHuping-Russell, trustee should have a Board of Trustees that, while having diverse opinions and backgrounds, reflects the student body makeup of the University. “We’re really looking for the same qualities in the new candidates that we had in the outgoing ones,” he said. “We want people who have high integrity, impeccable honesty and an affinity and love for Carolina.” The new trustees will face an unprecedented challenge early in their term as they make decisions

to allow for an increase in educational quality amid budget cuts. But the continued cooperation between University administrators and the Board of Trustees will ensure a successful transition into the next school year, Perry said. The last meeting of the current Board of Trustees will take place May 27-28, and the new members will take office in July. Contact the University Editor at

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ason Scavone of The Noises 10 keeps the audience engaged as they anticipate the entrance of Brandi Carlile at The ArtsCenter on Friday evening. The concert was full of acoustic music for guitar and piano and was a part of The ArtsCenter’s American Roots Series. Upcoming performances at The Arts Center as part of the American Roots Series include Bonnie Prince Billy, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, and Steve Earle.

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as any Tar Heel who touched the ball faced an instant double team from the Fighting Irish. But UNC moved the ball quickly and kept it off the ground, preventing Notre Dame from capitalizing on a perfect opportunity to cut into the Tar Heels’ 11-8 lead and get back into the game. And moments after the stalemate finally broke, UNC’s Katie Brooks netted the game’s next goal on a breakaway. “We certainly used that as a motivator in the huddle saying, ‘Hey, we just played two men down and ended with a goal,’” Levy said. “We didn’t want them to get any transition goals during that time.” Both teams scored quickly in the opening half, starting with Notre Dame’s goal on the game’s first shot — 33 seconds in. The Tar Heels, led by Jenn Russell, Megan Bosica and Corey Donohoe with three goals

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continue operating, said she does not think the bill does its intended purpose. She also said the hookah bars were unable to get legislation passed because they had a smaller lobby than country clubs and cigar bars. “I’m hoping someday we will get a real, meaningful smoking ban which we don’t have yet,” Kinnaird said. Sen. William Purcell, D-Anson, said he thought the smoking ban was a good idea and knew that it would shut down some hookah bars. He said some hookah bars could qualify as cigar bars with some modifications, and the senate will work to get an amendment passed for the hookah bars to stay in business. “I’ve never been to a hookah bar


each, were able to score exclusively on unassisted goals in the first half. UNC (15-4) took an 8-6 lead into halftime, but the Irish were right behind after making quick work of the Tar Heels’ defense with passes from behind the net. “We didn’t have it all together at that point,” senior defender Amber Falcone said. “But we just kept playing and (did) what we knew and what we had worked on all week.” Falcone was crucial in cutting the Fighting Irish down to a onedimensional offense in the second half. Notre Dame’s ace attacker, Jillian Byers, had all four of her team’s goals after the break and finished with five. The team moves on to play second-seeded Maryland (21-0) on Friday in Towson, Md. The Final Four features the top four overall seeds in the tournament.

he had for his work. Springle’s friends and family established a memorial scholarship in his honor that will support a UNC student in the Masters of Social Work Program who comes from a military family or has interest in providing military health care. It is the first scholarship of its kind for the School of Social Work. “Keith was a fine human being,” wrote Paul Stuart in a collection of memories sent to Springle’s family from those who knew him at Alabama. Stuart was chairman of Alabama’s doctoral program in social work when Springle was a student. “Navy social work has sustained a great loss, as has the profession of social work,” he added.

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“I’m hoping someday we will get a real, meaningful smoking ban which we don’t have yet.” Ellie Kinnaird, Senator, D-Orange and I don’t know all that they do,” Purcell said. “But I’m not interested in closing anybody’s business.” Both Kinnaird and Purcell voted in approval of the law. “I think it’s a work in progress,” Kinnaird said. “Something is better than nothing, and that’s the way democracy works.” Awaiting his uncertain future, Bliss said he thinks the smoking ban is unnecessary.

He said the legislature should not be able to decide what can be done inside an establishment when the activities are legal. “The bottom line is tobacco is still a legal product,” he said. “Now they’re telling certain people they can and certain people they can’t.”

Muslim arrests for 9-11 upheld

Obama plans tougher laws on fuel efficiency and air quality in cars

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Supreme Court served notice Monday it will set a high bar for anyone who seeks to hold the top officials of the government liable for abuse suffered by prisoners held by the Bush administration as part of its war on terrorism. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for a 5-4 majority in throwing out a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller for allegedly ordering the roundup of hundreds of Muslim men in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Starting in 2012, U.S. cars and trucks will have stricter fuel emissions standards — up to 39 miles per gallon for cars and 30 mpg for trucks by 2016 — under a proposed new standard President Barack Obama plans to announce Tuesday, a senior administration official said Monday night. As part of a deal with automakers, California agreed it would defer to the national standard and would not establish its own tougher emissions rule if it receives the waiver under the

Clean Air Act that it’s been seeking from the Environmental Protection Agency, the official said. The EPA hasn’t made a final decision about the waiver, the official said. U.S. automakers had insisted on a uniform national standard, arguing it would be impossible to comply with different state rules. The standard the Obama administration will propose will be the first U.S. restriction on greenhouse gas emissions and the nation’s strongest fuel efficiency requirement.

U.S. House passes Craigslist CEO chides S.C. lawyer anti-fraud bill

Cyber-bully case still not resolved

COLUMBIA, S.C. (MCT) — South Carolina’s top prosecutor needs to answer “hard questions” about why he is targeting Craigslist officials for possible criminal charges, the head of the world’s largest Internet classified-ad service Craisglist told The State newspaper on Monday. “If it’s a crime for us to be doing it, it’s a crime for everyone else to be doing it,” Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said in a telephone interview from his San Francisco-based company. “I’m sick and tired of being singled out.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (MCT) — A federal judge in Los Angeles has once again delayed a ruling in the criminal case against Lori Drew in a St. Louis-area cyber-bullying linked to the suicide of teenager Megan Meier. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu was scheduled to rule Monday afternoon on a pending motion to dismiss Drew’s criminal conviction and, if he rejected the motion, to sentence her on three misdemeanor charges of illegally accessing a protected computer. He did neither.

WA S H I N G T O N ( M C T ) — T h e U. S . H o u s e o f Representatives passed legislation Monday that would give the federal government strong new tools to pursue financial fraud, clearing it for President Barack Obama to sign into law. The bill, which the Obama administration strongly supports, also would create a 10-member commission to study the causes of last year’s financial meltdown. The House passed it by 338-52. The Senate overwhelmingly approved the measure last month.

Sinking approval The recession has taken a toll on Gov. Bev Perdue’s approval ratings. See pg. 3 for story.

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New site proposal A spot on Millhouse Road is a newly proposed waster transfer site. See pg. 4 for story.

Baseball honors Junior first baseman Dustin Ackley is the ACC Player of the Year. See pg. 5 for briefs.

Dive recommends Dive has the concerts to catch this weekend, as well as picks from the vaults. See pg. 6 for picks.

Party responsibly Jasmine Jones wants sports victory celebration to be planned for safety. See pg. 7 for story.

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10 thursday, may 21, 2009 EDITORIAL CARTOON

The Daily Tar Heel QUOTE OF THE Week:

By Don Wright, Palm Beach Post

“There’s something about making noise in a library.” Bobby Nieland, Junior majoring in Biology, regarding the flash rave in davis library.

Nate Haines Opinion Editor

Haines is a rising senior majoring in journalism from St. Louis.



Change how businesses report revenues to state

Making war on multiplechoice


ultiple-choice exams need to go. They’re killing my desire to learn. I’m positive that professors here at Carolina have nothing but students’ best interests at heart. But when I’m forced to fill in those bubbles, I can only think that my professors don’t think I can come up with an answer on my own, don’t care how or what I think, or don’t want to take the time to grade a real exam. I see multiple-choice exams as a kind of assembly line testing strategy. It’s like I’m being told to get on a conveyer belt, assimilate certain, standardized facts and then regurgitate them for an inspection. opinion It takes the Editor fun out of education. It takes away the joy of learning. It makes an education less about enriching young minds and more about overstuffing them with data. I don’t doubt that multiplechoice tests started out with good intentions. They provide an objective, standardized means of examining large classes. And they compel students to assimilate information that might be useful later in life. But these exams are a product of a pre-Internet society. The college generation is inundated with information. And it seems superfluous to memorize it. In 30 seconds, I can learn just about any fact as long as I have an Internet connection. If I don’t, I can always text Chacha — it’s like Google for text messaging. Rather then helping us store knowledge, multiple-choice exams exhaust us. Studying for them just adds to the onslaught of useless information we have to cipher through everyday. And we don’t need that. These exams force us to use our brains like information sponges. We come into class, turn off our minds and soak up all the facts and figures thrown at us. Then at least twice a semester, we sit down with our bubble sheets and squeeze our brains free of all the information they’ve absorbed. With luck, that information isn’t retained. But there’s an even greater problem with multiple-choice exams. They don’t encourage creative problem solving and critical thinking. For an education to be worth the money, students need to receive a product they can’t get for free. We can get information for free. But we need to be taught how to process that information, how to use that information to interact with the world around us and how to think critically about the problems we’ll be confronted with. Multiple-choice exams teach none of the above. What they do teach us is how to pick the least-worst — not the best — option. That’s not good enough. Already this year, society has been faced with multiple, critical problems: swine flu, Pakistan’s increasing instability and a meltdown of the global financial system, to name a few. Many of these problems’ solutions span multiple disciplines and require society’s greatest minds to collaborate. We’re not looking for the least-worst option. We’re looking for new, fresh means of tackling the world’s problems. But here we are in school. Learning how to narrow down our options to two choices, getting exasperated because we can’t tell the difference between A and C and finally choosing C because we know it’s statistically safe. Many of our professors have already recognized the problem with the antiquated bubble sheets. But for those professors who haven’t changed their ways: Our generation needs a new perspective. We’re here because we need you to teach us how to process the world we’re entering into. We can find out how the world is. Teach us to understand it.

Teens will be teens


N.C. should treat under-18s as minors in court

ometimes teens get into trouble. And that’s life. Sometimes it’s just over small things like staying out past curfew or falling asleep in algebra. Sometimes it can be more serious. But it’s still important to keep age in mind when we hold teens accountable. But North Carolina automatically tries 16- and 17-yearold criminal defendants as adults. A bill introduced in the N.C. General Assembly on April 13 seeks to define any defendant younger than 18 as a juvenile. This Youth Accountability Act would require that defendants under the age of 18 be tried in juvenile courts and allow criminal offenses committed by juveniles to be expunged from their records upon turning 18.

The bill will give teens a chance to learn from their mistakes. Let’s face it, not everyone makes the greatest decisions in high school. It is unfair to have youth offenses haunting people into adulthood. Furthermore, teens under the age of 18 don’t have adult legal rights. It’s not fitting for a teen who cannot vote or serve on a jury to be held responsible for a crime the same way an adult with full rights would be. Even with this bill, teens under the age of 18 charged with serious crimes or motor vehicle law violations would still qualify to be treated as adults in a court of law. So if you’re 17 and get caught at 1 a.m. running over your neighbor’s mailbox with your SUV, you still might be out of luck.

But the bill offers an understandable amount of forgiveness for more trivial offenses like certain types of drug possession or vandalism. These crimes can be committed in the heat of the moment — or under peer pressure — when teens are in high school. Granted, there would be an added financial cost that would come from including all defendants under the age of 18 in the juvenile court system. But this bill gives troubled kids a chance to change their behavior before they acquire any permanent offenses on their records. Perhaps this bill is slightly idealistic, but North Carolina is right to treat teenagers like teenagers. We should give teens a chance to actually become adults before holding them to adult standards.

Let’s talk about sex Students need better sex education

North Carolina’s youth need protection. The N.C. General Assembly needs to pass a bill that would allow school systems to provide a more comprehensive sex education course as alternative to current abstinence-only programs. If passed, the bill would address pressing problems facing North Carolina’s youth such as teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. North Carolina ranks among the top 10 states in reported cases of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV infection and in estimated number of AIDS cases. Teens account for a large portion of these infections. North Carolina also maintains the ninth highest teen pregnancy rate and the fourteenth highest teen birth rate in the nation. These statistics indicate that North Carolina’s current law mandating an “abstinence until marriage” curriculum is ineffective and in need of reform. Education is the best way to change teens’ risky sexual

behaviors. Pretending sex doesn’t happen is naive and outdated. It’s true that abstinence is the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. But teaching abstinence-only ignores much of the issue. Teens will continue to have sex, regardless of what they are taught. We should teach them about the consequences of their actions and the safe way to be sexually active. To ignore these important teachings is dogmatic and dangerous. Ignoring the issue is passively agreeing, especially for a curious teen. Comprehensive sex education curricula work. The North Carolina Healthful Living Standard Course of Study established that such curricula are effective at lowering pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections rates among teens when taught in grades 7 through 9. If passed, this bill would

require school districts to offer two separate sex education classes with different curricula: one abstinence-only and one comprehensive. This way, the school does not decide anything for parents. It merely offers a choice to those interested. Those who object to the comprehensive curriculum could simply choose not to enroll their children in it. By keeping parents involved in the decision, the lessons learned at school are reinforced at home. This makes the lessons much more likely to stick. And when the message sticks, the public as a whole reaps the benefits. There are less health care costs and lower probabilities of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. More teenage women might remain in school and fewer children might be born into the vicious cycle of poverty and teenage pregnancy. Let the parents choose so the next generation can learn to protect themselves.

A tax with benefits


TO THE EDITOR: My name is Carol Freedman, and I am a proud and appreciative UNC-Chapel Hill employee. Chris Fitzsimon of N.C. Policy Watch based in Raleigh has for years purported a viable solution regarding the plight of state workers and North Carolina’s fiscal shortfalls. The concept is called combined reporting of revenue. According to Fitzsimon, 22 states in the nation mandate the combined reporting of revenue from companies holding subsidiaries outside their respective states. So why is this topic not being highly and hotly discussed? The obvious answer is that it does not support local businesses and corporations. However, it is time that North Carolina came on board and showed its support to the 600,000 hard-working state employees. I have contacted Chancellor Holden Thorp, Mark Schultz of The News & Observer, North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, Orange County’s State Senator Ellie Kinnaird and Steve Hutton of the State Employees Association North Carolina, as well as the UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Forum, all imploring attention to and the passage of this important legislation that will bring in, according to Fitzsimon, an estimated $120 million in new tax revenues. WUNC recently focused on the issue of Combined Reporting of Revenue during a segment of National Public Radio. Due to the recession that began in 2008, taxes collected from North Carolina businesses were down significantly from 2007. National Public Radio advocates the combined reporting of revenue as a means of addressing huge tax loopholes that allow monies to be funneled to their out-of-state subsidiaries. Please contact your state representative and send this message: North Carolina must become the 23rd State to require complete disclosure of businessbased earned revenues! Carol A. Freedman Check Distribution Clerk Disbursement Services

RHA plans to make elections go smoothly TO THE EDITOR: In light of the recent spring community governor elections, the Residence Hall Association would like to explain that the elections were run to the best of

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Kudos to the N.C. Senate for keeping the gas tax

he N.C. Senate made the right choice by voting against a 2-cent-pergallon gas tax cut on May 11. North Carolina’s gas tax is sitting at 29.9 cents per gallon and was set to move to 27.9 cents on July 1. This tax cut would normally be welcomed by politicians and consumers alike. But with the state’s finances in trouble, the senators had to make a tough choice. They made the right one. The Senate voted against the cut in order to make sure state roads and bridges could be kept in good condition. But there are more reasons to support higher gas taxes than a well-maintained infrastructure alone.

North Carolina’s budget crisis has already led to pay cuts and tension across many levels, including spending decreases for state universities. Any tax cuts would just add to the burden. The effects of less funding have been felt on campus by students, staff and faculty alike. Classes have been canceled, shifts have been cut and a budget-consulting company is trying to make the University’s finances stretch. It’s been rough. Kudos to the Senate for not making these bad times worse by forcing students to drive around more potholes in the roads to get to class. With the revenue the state gets from these 2 cents of extra gas taxes, roads would stay bet-

ter kept, and bridges would stay in better condition than they would without it. If the tax were cut, it would add to the state’s problems. If some of the tax money for road repair were gone, it would have to be made up elsewhere. And who knows where the funding would come from? More funding for roads means other programs and initiatives can be kept afloat. Plus, there are other benefits to keeping the tax at its current amount. In the long run, a higher tax could be an incentive to develop cheaper alternative fuels. True, no one likes paying more for gas. But in this case, the extra money spent is worth it.

our abilities. Based on our knowledge, efforts and the election results, we ran the community governor elections in the fairest manner possible paralleling our election process to the process used in recent years. While the Kenan Community election was an isolated incid e n t , t h e R e s i d e n c e Ha l l Association does apologize to any students who were unable to log on to the voting Web site on the day the election occurred. In regard to the Kenan Community election specifically, RHA worked as efficiently and effectively as possible to develop a solution that addressed all questions and concerns that were raised during the incident. Mary La decided to step down as governor in order to most easily dissolve any controversy, and both parties are still eligible to run for the position in the fall. RHA’s first priority is to represent the residents who live on campus . It is our commitment to uphold a standard of reliability in maintaining and addressing the residents’ concerns. We plan to work hard over the summer to make sure that the community governor elections in the fall, and all subsequent elections, go as smoothly as possible. Lee Nettles External Affairs Residence Hall Association

Kvetching board kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain To the fried chicken leg in the stairwell of Horton: Where did you come from and why aren’t you decomposing? To the know-it-all in my 9:45: You nodded 238 times on Thursday. I can’t take you seriously. You look like a bobblehead. I realize that Chapel Hill is different over the summer, but who the hell are all these random people out at the bars? To the people above me in Horton who yell through my vent until 3 a.m.: You’re incorrect in the assumption that I don’t really need sleep. Dear girl who sent my friend a power point on how you hooked up with some frat guy on April 20 because you were high: Did you really think he wouldn’t show the entire hall? Frat boys: Are you dressing ironically or do you just not have taste? Send your one-to-two sentence entries to, subject line ‘kvetch.’

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