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arts | page 3 FAIRIES A’ FLUTTER PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” shows this weekend.
university | page 9 DIGGING UP HISTORY The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill is leading a noninvasive project to analyze the black section of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Energy policy to regulate UNC New plan depends on cooperation BY Nicholas Philippou Staff Writer
UNC has implemented a new campuswide energy policy, but it could be months before the energy plan affects the campus community. The general goal for the plan is to reduce energy use by lowering energy output in buildings on campus, especially during off-hours. The plan is being executed carefully by taking specific measures, like reducing air conditioning overnight in a few buildings at a time. UNC Direc tor of Energ y Management Chris Martin said spe-
cial leniency is being given to laboratories, museums and libraries. “We don’t want to relax temperature constraints in the library where historical documents could be damaged by increased humidity,” he said. Martin said his department has been careful to coordinate with Ackland Art Museum, where artwork could be altered by climate change, and Berryhill Hall, where animals are kept. He said the energy plan is comprehensive and relies heavily on University employees and the campus community to contribute to lower energy use.
“Turning the lights out may be an inconvenience, but there’s a balance to be struck,” said Martin. “We’re trying very hard to find that balance between inconvenience and energy conservation.” Martin confirmed that the energy policy was initiated exclusively within the University and said the new cost-cutting directives assigned by financial consulting firm Bain & Company did not influence or suggest any specific techniques related to the new policy. Martin said there is no way to calculate the savings the plan will provide to the University. UNC Sustainability Office
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Keeping in line with the efficiency of Cameron Avenue’s steam and power plant, a new energy use policy will help keep UNC eco-friendly.
Ackland REDEFINING TRADITION selects Jones administration seeks to limit damage done by revelers a chief curator Nisbet elevates museum’s esteem By Chelsea Lang Staff Writer
sports | page 6 BUILDING PRESTIGE UNC athletics is finishing its first stage of renovations of Kenan Stadium. Stage one focused on adding space to the Kenan Football Center.
BY alison shay and martin moore
tudent Body President Jasmin Jones is leading a charge to change celebrations on Franklin Street. Early this summer, the Jones administration unveiled an idea to create safer, less-destructive activities for students celebrating sports victories on Franklin. These new events are part of a project called Safe Celebration, planned to be instituted in the fall. The idea for the project stems from a spring forum focused on the April 7 men’s basketball National Championship celebration. One of the primary concerns addressed was safety.
national | online BROAD HORIZONS Eight Iraqi students sat down with leaders from a few campus organizations to share experiences and talk about studying for college.
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For two communities, catching the bus to get to work or school might not be so difficult in coming months. Beginning Aug. 24, new bus routes will serve the residents of the town of Pittsboro as well as the Rogers Road community. The new HS route will extend from Franklin Street to Morris Grove Elementary School on Eubanks Road. On the way it will pass through Rogers Road. The HS route will be free for passengers, and will begin at the intersection of Airport Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the route. The new Pittsboro express route will mark the first time Chapel Hill Transit has provided service outside its borders, which includes the Town of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC. In order to operate outside these
borders, Chapel Hill Transit partnered with Pittsboro and Chatham County, which will cover half of the funding for the project. There will be a $3 one-way charge for riders on the Pittsboro express. A $65 monthly pass will also be available. “It’s our first time venturing past the border, and we’re pleased to be able to meet their needs,” said Brian Litchfield, assistant director of Chapel Hill Transit. Travel time for the Pittsboro route will be about 40 minutes. There will be three morning trips and three afternoon trips. Primary stops on the route include the Chatham County Courthouse, Lowe’s Park and Ride lot and two stops at Fearrington Village. Once in Chapel Hill, there will be stops at UNC Hospitals, the Student Union and the State Employees’ Credit Union on Pittsboro Street. The new service will also accommodate those with sched-
Orchestra leader and University alumnus James Kern “Kay” Kyser dies. Kyser made appearances on TV, in movies and in a Batman comic book.
by Steven Norton
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Let the games begin. Filing for municipal elections has come to a close, and campaign season is right around the corner. This year’s elections will see the first use of publicly financed elections. So far, only two candidates have chosen to participate in the program, which allow campaigns to be financed through public funds. It is yet to be determined whether or not this program will hurt or help the candidates. And as elections heat up, each office will be dealing with a variety of issues, from Carolina North development to public transit to navigating the economic recession. The race for Chapel Hill mayor got an interesting start when cur-
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rent Mayor Kevin Foy decided he would not run for a fifth term. Four will be running for mayor, including current town council members Mark Kleinschmidt and Matt Czajkowski. Other candidates are Augustus Cho, who leads the town transportation board, and Mark Wolff, who ran in the past two elections. The town council race will most likely be competitive this year as eight run for four open seats. Three are incumbents. Two will challenge incumbent Mark Chilton for the seat of Carrboro mayor. Chilton has been mayor since 2005. One of his opponents, Brian Voyce, ran against Chilton 2005. Seven are running for three open spots on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
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The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners is considering a proposal to ban tobacco products from all of the town’s five public parks.
“Andrew Coonin and Carolina Athletic Association organized that, and I think they did a great thing in getting so many community members together to discuss the topic,” Student Body Vice President David Bevevino said. “We all want to enjoy Carolina’s victories, and that can only happen if everyone feels safe to celebrate.” Those involved in the early planning include Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Margaret Jablonski, the Dean of Students Office, the UNC Department of
The Ackland Art Museum will welcome nationally renowned art historian Peter Nisbet as their first chief curator this fall. Effective Oct. 1, Nisbet will plan exhibitions, oversee other projects and work to develop one of the region’s most noteworthy art collections. This is especially significant for the Chapel Hill area as the Ackland gains esteem in the national art community. Nisbet is one of the leading experts in the field of 20th century Russian and G erman art, with a Peter Nisbet bachelor’s will serve as and master’s the new chief degree from curator of the Cambridge Ackland and a doctorate from Yale. Not only has he worked as a curator for the Harvard Art Museum since 1983, but he has also worked for museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. Although Nisbet is one of the foremost scholars in his field, the Ackland’s Director of Communications Nic Brown said the museum will maintain its diverse collection, displaying works from various genres and time periods.
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ules that might not fit that of the bus. The Pittsboro route will offer emergency pick-up service for those who miss their bus. After a phone call, the Pittsboro bus will return riders to where they were picked up.
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14-year-old fan of the Transformer movies has been drinking gasoline to “become a valiant fighter” like Optimus Prime, Chinese media said. At the age of nine the boy from the southwestern Chinese city, Yibin, began stealing lighters from his mother’s grocery stall. The family later discovered the son had drank half of the fuel tank on his father’s motorcycle in order to “obtain energy.” The parents became worried and hid the vehicle. The boy started stealing gasoline from the tanks of cars around his neighborhood. He has been gradually consuming more and more fuel until he was drinking two to three bottles per day. Meanwhile, the second Transformer movie, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” is breaking box offices in China.
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saturday 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: N.C. Botanical Garden, Totten Center
and science Center Banquet Hall Franklin tour: Experience a guided tour of historical Franklin Street. The tour is par tof a series of historical walking tours around Chapel Hill titled “Walk This Way! Fact and Folklore Tours of Chapel Hill.” Tours will run rain or shine. $5 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Horace Williams House,
monday 610 E. Rosemary St.
Katrina talk: Bruce Glavovic of Massey University, New Zealand, leads a presentation and informal discussion on “Long-Term Recovery in New Orleans Following Hurricane Katrina.” Time: 10 a.m. Location: Center for the Study of
Merge at the Movies: “Who Love the Sun,” featuring an original score by Portastatic, and“One of My Kind,” a documentary of musician Conor Oberst’s new group, The Mystic Valley Band, are presented as a part of Merge Records’ 20th anniversary
Skywatching session: Morehead Planetarium educators and amateur astronomers join together to give visitors a view of the night sky through telescopes, weather permitting. Time: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Morehead Planetarium
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QUOTED. “Since my son began drinking fuel, his IQ has dropped sharply and now he can’t figure out addition and subtraction within 100. Before that, he was a very smart boy, and he could even repair the television. But now he does not know the answer of 7 plus 17.” — The father of the Transformer fan who has been drinking large amounts of gasoline told West China Metropolis Daily.
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Church Road on Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The tires and rims, which belonged to a Ford Taurus, were worth $1,600, reports state. n Someone reported a yellow towel missing from her clothesline Sunday morning, according to Carrboro police reports. The woman saw her towel on the clothesline shortly before midnight Friday. When she woke up Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., her towel was missing, reports state. n Police reported graffiti on a landscaping rock in Wilson Park on Sunday, according to Carrboro police reports. The graffiti appeared to be an anarchist symbol in black spray paint, reports state. Various phrases were also painted around the park, reports state. There is no information on the suspects at this time, reports state.
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Due to a reporting error, last Thursday’s pg. 3 brief “University employee fired appropriately, Court says” incorrectly stated that employee Isabelle Parker said former University employee Pamela Granger had subjected her to racist language. Parker said she had been subjected to “racism, harassment and workplace hostility” in a June 2005 letter. Another witness told investigators of racial language. Due to a source error, the July 9 pg. 3 article, “Smith effigy site in danger,” incorrectly stated the species of the tree on which former coach Dean Smith was famously hanged in effigy. The tree is a Red Oak. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.
Gay parliament members are growing in number, influence The number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered political representatives in 18 countries’ national legislatures has tripled in the past decade. Political scientist Andy Reynolds of UNC has found that growing but still small presence correlates with the passage of more gay-friendly laws in his paper “The Presence and Impact of Openly Gay and Lesbian Politicians in the Parliaments of the World.”
PlayMakers receives grant for largest production yet PlayMakers Repertory Company has been awarded $30,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Access to Artistic Excellence Grant will support the upcoming production of “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby.” Written by David Edgar and based on the novel by Charles Dickens, the play will run from Nov. 11 to Dec. 20. It will be the largest production in PlayMakers’ history, with 25 actors portraying more than 150 characters.
R.L. Stine, Clifford will be guests at NC Literary Fest This September, the North Carolina Literary Festival will give kids a chance to meet their favorite authors and more. Children’s activities on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 will include visits from 13 authors, including R.L. Stine and Judy Schanchner. The children’s stage outside Bynum Hall and South Building will also host puppet theater, musicians and professional athletes there to read stories and sign autographs. Clifford the Big Red Dog will lead local school mascots in the Kids Character Parade on the morning of Sept. 12.
New research center director from Maryland now at UNC Fatimah L.C. Jackson, formerly of the University of Maryland in College Park, is now on staff at UNC. Jackson was appointed director of UNC’s Institute of African American Research. The institute is geared towards scholarly investigation on campus of the experiences, history, biology, culture and thought of people of African descent. These goals will be reached through research, conferences, seminars and competitive research grants. The institute also offers fellowships for faculty and internships for students. At Maryland, Jackson was a professor of biological anthropology and a Distinguished Scholar Teacher. She has already begun an e-newsletter from the institute, Carolina Catalyst.
Students experience science firsthand at UNC institute The second session of the Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program takes place this week at UNC. The program brings in 24 high school students from Chapel Hill and Carrboro. It was designed by staff from the UNC Institute for the Environment’s environmental resource program, UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and the physics and astronomy departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students will spend a week experiencing hands-on activities such as lab experiments and computer data modeling. They will also take field trips to the FedEx Global Education Center, the University’s co-generation plant and the laboratories of scientists participating in the UNC-based Energy Frontier Research Center and MegaWatt Solar. Students will learn about climate change, alternative energy options and sustainability. The free program is funded by the Burroughs Welcome Fund. Students receive $500 for attending the institute and three followup sessions during the school year.
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High school graduates cannot ﬁnd jobs Limited advising an increasing issue By caroline phillips Staff Writer
It’s a familiar story these days: the fruitless job search for a graduate of the Class of 2009 in our tanking economy. But for another Class of 2009 — this year’s graduates from local high schools with plans to directly enter the workforce — finding employment may be an even more daunting task. The unemployment rate for workers aged 16 to 19 stood at 23 percent in June, a rate almost three times as high as the 8 percent for those aged 20 and older, according to data from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. In today’s economy, many entrylevel jobs that would traditionally
go to high school graduates are subject to competition from more highly qualified candidates who are out of a job in their preferred fields, said Martha Tunstall, acting manager of the Durham County JobLink Career Center. As a result, recent high school graduates are heading to community colleges in bigger numbers than ever, she said. Enrollment in North Carolina’s community college system grew by 15,200 students in the 2008-09 academic year. “I think the biggest change we’ve seen is a big increase in kids going to community college, both because four-year college is too expensive and, I think, because they realize it’s hard to find a job if you don’t do something,” said Mary Gratch, a counselor at Carrboro
High School. The disappearance of traditional “safety-net” jobs in manufacturing and farming has contributed to declining employment opportunities for high school graduates as well, said John Dornan, executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina. “This is a really unforgiving environment for kids without jobs,” Dornan said. And benefits are not easily dealt out to these young workers. If a student has not previously worked at a part-time job before graduating from high school, they could have to wait nine months to a year to become eligible for unemployment compensation. Some schools in the area recognized the low potential for student employment straight out of school this year, and have cut programs oriented around high school grad-
uate employment. Both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Durham Public Schools canceled job fairs that they had planned to hold for students to interview with local businesses. But only about 1 percent of this year’s graduates from Chapel HillCarrboro City Schools had plans to enter the workforce immediately, said Kathi Breweur, director of career and technical education programs for the school system. In Chatham County, about ten percent of students were headed directly to work. Career and technical education programs are expanding in area schools and have the potential to counter this effect, said June Atkinson, state superintendent for N.C. public schools. In 2008, the unemployment rate for those students who were unemployed 6-9 months after
graduation and seeking full-time employment was about 7.1 percent, she said. “For the most part the unemployment rate of students who concentrate on career-technical education is about half of the percentage of those their age,” Atkinson said. But we still have a long way to go to measure up with vocational preparation programs in other countries, Dornan said. “By and large, for students going to college, the counseling system really works for them, but it does not work nearly as well for students going into the job market,” he said. “This is something that’s really a weakness in our educational system.” Contact the State & National Editor at email@example.com.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S PLAY Student conservatory performs Shakespeare By Rebecca Brenner Arts Editor
A scaffolding draped in greenery towers upstage in the Paul Green Theatre. Fairies flutter, glide and dance across the stage as a piano floats through the air. This is a scene from the PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which opens tonight. The conservatory is a five-week program for students ages 10 to 18 years old. Out of more than 100 aspiring actors, just 40 were selected from auditions in February. Tonight is their first night to show what they’ve learned and accomplished. “I think I’ve just enjoyed being able to fully delve into the play and into every aspect of it,” said Emma Carson-DeWitt, who plays the queen fairy, Titania, in the play. “I think the devotion of the faculty and the creative team really bleeds over to us,” she said. The program, in its third year, has had many returning students who were in the past two plays. “It almost has a familial vibe, that the older kids look out for the younger kids and are helping them sort of understand the process,” said PlayMakers member and educator Jeff Meanza. Kathy Williams, another member of PlayMakers and a visiting lecturer, added that the experience often has positive effects on the students that make it easier to deal with pressures in school. “This opens up their world to this group of people who have this shared interest, this shared love of theater,” she said. T h e s h o w i s d i r e c t e d b y To m Quaintance, a teacher and director from California who has been with the conservatory since its inception. His primary role was to stage the play after the students had read through scripts and developed their characters with the guidance of various other coaches. “The conservatory is all about everybody,” he said. “The idea is that all 40 participants should be getting a kind of equal experience whether they’re playing one of the principle lovers or one of the fairies.” And this sort of focus and attention to detail appeals to students like junior Angie Sumner, who plays Hippolyta.
(Top) “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” characters Titania and Button, played by Emma Carson-DeWitt and Khalid Williams, share an intimate moment after Titania is induced with a love potion. (Bottom) Three fairies groom Button after he has turned into an ass. The production is the culmination of five weeks of work by 40 students from the Triangle ages 10 to 18 years old. SEE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Time: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Location: Paul Green Theatre Info: www.playmakersrep.org
“It truly is a lot better than working at school,” she said. This year, the conservatory added a technical component that has allowed six students to work with professionals on lighting, costumes and set design. Even the music was affected by the involvement of the students. “Kids can hit certain kinds of moments that adults can’t do,” said Composer and Musical Director Mark Lewis, who was determined to keep things simple yet challenging. “The expectations are high, and they rise to them,” Williams said. “They’re remarkable.” Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridge to cross South Road BOT discusses Bain, Plans initiated and funding set BY Courtney Tye Staff Writer
During their meetings yesterday, the Board of Trustees voted whether to approve the site of a new pedestrian bridge to be built across South Road. By building a bridge, the University aims to promote pedestrian safety on this busy street and prevent potential accidents. Although the proposed bridge has been a part of the campus’ plan since 2001, major headway on the bridge is just taking place. The Chancellor’s buildings and grounds committee approved the site during their June meeting. “Projection of traffic increases, the need to keep public transportation on time and awareness of public safety identified the South Road area as a priority for a pedestrian bridge,” said Jill Coleman, design manager for the project. If approved, the bridge will be built from a spot in between Student Stores and the Undergraduate Library to a path near Stadium Drive, crossing through the woods south of South Road. Raleigh-based architectural firm Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee is collaborating with the University to -From staff and wire reports. create a design for the bridge.
Although no design has been completed, the University has identified criteria that the bridge should incorporate. The proposed design includes a single mast structure to prevent obstructing the path and destruction of the forest floor. In addition, the curved nature of the bridge will act as a safety feature by allowing pedestrians to exit the bridge directly onto a campus path near Stadium Drive. Curving the bridge onto a higher area will prevent pedestrians from having to climb stairs to access the bridge. “We need to make sure we keep the clearance of the bridge high enough for Department of Transportation standards while low enough for accessibility standards,” Coleman said. “We want the bridge to be an attractive feature that will fit in with the surrounding area.” The bridge project budget for advance planning is $400,000 with funding from the University. The University is taking 1 percent of the funding on capital projects and applying it to priority areas — in this case, South Road. Mathematics professor Robert Proctor said he feels that building a pedestrian bridge will encourage vehicular traffic to move faster and more carelessly, decreasing safety for pedestrians on South Road. “We’ll actually do better overall in a campus environment if we make provisions only for handicapped pedestrians and let every-
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one else carefully do whatever they think best in a random fashion, thereby slowing the cars down and encouraging them to go elsewhere, like on Manning,” Proctor said. “There are many much more worthwhile uses of capital funds, which will probably be much more limited in the next several years.” While Proctor said he doubts that the bridge will increase safety, student Copeland Barnes, who often jogs along South Road, feels that a pedestrian bridge would be more of a help than a hindrance. “I think the pedestrian bridge is a great idea. It should save a lot of time getting back and forth, and I know I’ll feel a lot safer,” Barnes said. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
The Board of Trustees conclude their July meetings today. You can see some of their major discussions below. Most of the meetings took place after this week’s deadline, but you can read about them at www.dailytarheel.com.
highlights: Chancellor Holden Thorp and board chairman Roger Perry both said the board would be re-evaluating new campus scooter policies after negative community response. Financial consulting firm Bain & Company is scheduled to present its final report on potential cost-cutting techniques for UNC today. building & grounds: The board planned to vote on site approval for the South Road pedestrian bridge and the Interfaith Council community house. The board will also vote on an expansion to the Ronald McDonald House and the acquisition of space for the Office of Research Information Services.
Audit & finance: The board will vote on annual concerns such as the Audit Certification Letter Process and transferring endowment funds. Dick Mann, vice chancellor for finance and administration, will provide a review of the previous fiscal year and preview the upcoming one. university affairs: The board will vote on revisions to the trustee policies and regulations governing academic tenure. Bobbi Owen, senior associate dean for undergraduate education, will provide an update on the Quality Enhancement Plan. Owen is chair of the plan’s implementation committee. Orientation: July’s meetings will include one and a half days of orientation sessions, detailing important areas of UNC. This is the first meeting for five new trustees: Don Curtis, Wade Hargrove, Felicia Washington, Eddie Smith and John Townsend.
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After three weeks of delays, still no N.C. budget By tarini parti Senior Writer
N.C. legislators have failed to approve a state budget three weeks into the fiscal year, making preparations for the upcoming semester difficult for public education. Classes at public schools and universities will begin in a month and many state officials are concerned that a budget will not be approved in time. Gov. Bev Perdue signed a continuing resolution July 15, when the temporary budget expired, which extends the deadline to July 30. The resolution allows the state to continue operating at 85 percent funding. At this point, students still are not in the know about important details related to the upcoming semester. “It’s just disruptive to students who don’t know how much they’re going to be paying for tuition, or how many classes are going to be cut,” said Greg Doucette, president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments. He said some legislators have told student leaders that this might be the
last extension while others have said the budget might not be approved until the end of next month. “Classes are about to start and there’s no definitive answer,” he said. “At this point there’s some level of exasperation and exhaustion.” Rob Nelson, UNC-system vice president of finance, said the UNC system has been preparing for budget cuts all year. “This current budget system certainly did not sneak up on us,” he said. But he said he will be concerned if the budget is not approved by the end of this month. Universities cut back on library hours and other facilities during the summer to decrease spending. But when the students return, new equipment will have to be ordered and facilities will stay open longer. Without a budget, it will be hard for universities to determine their spending limits, he said. UNC-Chapel Hill has already started preparing for a 10 percent cut. Before July, the university was preparing for a 5 percent cut.
“We’ve already taken measures,” said UNC- CH Student Body President Jasmin Jones. “Whatever the outcome, we are already in a safer place,” she said. The General Assembly has come to a compromise on the spending part of the budget, but has not been able to negotiate the tax package, said Bob Hall, executive director for the think tank Democracy North Carolina. Perdue asked legislators to create $1.5 billion in new taxes in order to balance the $4.7 billion shortfall last month. The House and Senate, as of Tuesday, have not been able to negotiate the best way to increase taxes. After a conference committee session Tuesday, Speaker of the House Joe Hackney said in a statement that although there was still no budget, great progress had been made. “It’s frustrating for people who are dependent on the state,” Hall said. “But, it’s a lot of money and there are a lot of strong disagreements.” Contact the State & National Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students climb for a cause By Dan Byrnes Staff Writer
When Trey Newsome and Patrick Fleming take an annual climbing trip, they donate one dollar or more to cancer patients for each foot in elevation they ascend. These two friends, both seniors at UNC, have families that have been directly affected by cancer. Because of this, they founded Climb for the Cure, an annual fundraiser which started in February 2008. Last summer, Newsome and Fleming conquered the Grand, Middle and South Tetons in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. The peaks have a combined altitude of 39,088 feet, and the climbers raised $14,000 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. On August 7, the pair will don their climbing boots again and mount the highest peak in Wyoming — Gannett Peak, which measures about 13,804 feet.
Fleming said they hope to raise $15,000 to benefit Caring House, a supportive and affordable place for adults undergoing cancer outpatient treatment to stay. He said their funds could provide 600 free nights for patients. “It has been great to know you’re helping friends and other people,” Fleming said. “The thought motivates you along the climb.” He and Newsome have been training with Cara Liberatore, a cancer survivor and guide for Exum Mountain Guides in Wyoming. “She has been particularly involved in training us,” Newsome said. “If she or other people want to get involved with the climb, we are open to sharing the experience.” L ast summer ’s climb was Fleming’s first. “I was worried at first. I have a slight fear of heights,” he said “But that was overcome quickly. I loved it.” For Newsome, however, climb-
ing in Grand Teton National Park was an extension of his hobby and experience through the National Outdoor Leadership School, now a sponsor of Climb for the Cure. Philanthropy was also a familiarity for Newsome. “I’ve done bike races and adventure races for a cause in the past,” he said. “And I wanted to start something on my own.” Fleming fell ill before last year’s climb and had to push through. Newsome said he is not worried about that happening this year but is more concerned about exhaustion setting in during the 25-mile approach with shallow snow and icebergs. Newsome and Fleming will be documenting their climb through journals and pictures, which will be released to their donors and Web site when they finish on Aug. 10. Although he graduates next year, Newsome said he plans to continue the fundraiser and finish establishing it as a nonprofit organization. “We are combining our passions for climbing and helping others,” he said. “We really have something to climb towards.” Contact the Features Editor at email@example.com.
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Bob Hall, Democracy North Carolina Executive Director
“We’re not really frustrated because we’ve already taken measures. … Whatever the outcome, we are already in a safer place.”
“It’s hard for people to understand why (the General Assembly) can’t negotiate.”
Greg Doucette, Association of Student Governments President
Rob Nelson, UNC-System Vice President for Finance
“Classes are about to start and there’s no definitive answer. … At this point there’s some level of exasperation and exhaustion.”
“This current budget system certainly did not sneak up on us.”
Budget effects on the UNC system February
UNC-system schools prepare for cuts amounting to roughly 5 percent of the schools' budget. Feb. ‘09
The N.C. Senate approves a budget that raises $500 million in revenue via taxes. UNC-system schools face a 1.2 percent cut in funding.
UNC-system officials are told to prepare for budget cuts of up to 11 percent.
The N.C. House passes a budget with $780 The N.C. House million in new tax approves a preliminary budget revenue. The House draft in which UNC- and Senate budgets go system schools face to committee. The UNC system faces an 8.7 an 11 percent cut percent cut. in funding. June ‘09
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Perdue announces a temporary budget restricting government spending to 85 percent of last year's.
Speaker of the House Joe Hackney states that the committee "is closer to ever in producing a final budget."
National and World News Minimum wage goes up Friday
Anchor Walter Cronkite, 92, dies
Economy may mend late 2009
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The final installment of a threepart increase in the federal minimum wage is proving to be the most controversial. Two previous wage hikes, one in 2007, the other in 2008, pushed the federal wage to $5.85 and then to the current $6.55 an hour. The third, which goes into effect Friday, will push it to $7.25 an hour. That’s not a life-changing raise — an extra $28 a week for a fulltime worker earning the federal minimum — though low-wage earners like Kendell Patterson in Oklahoma City, Okla., say it’ll help. But some economists worry that the wage hike is coming at the worst possible time and will only make the recession-battered job market tougher for the very workers it’s intended to help. Eighteen states and the District of Colombia already have minimum wages that are higher or equal to $7.25 an hour.
CHARLOTTE (MCT) — He led us to Saigon, to Jonestown, to Selma, to Attica. He took us around the planet and he showed us to the moon. As anchorman of the “CBS Evening News,” Walter Cronkite — who died Friday at age 92 after a period of failing health — not only narrated a tumultuous era in American life but presided over the instant that television achieved its thunderbolt potential to be the most powerful communication tool in history. That defining moment unfolded Nov. 22, 1963, after Cronkite was drawn to the urgent, fivebell summons of the United Press International ticker in the CBS newsroom. Three shots had been fired at the motorcade of President John F. Kennedy. It would take 20 minutes for a camera to be sufficiently warmed up to broadcast his image, so Cronkite interrupted “As the World Turns” and reported the news over a screen slide that said “Bulletin.”
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The U.S. index of leading economic indicators rose 0.7 percent in June, the third straight monthly gain, the Conference Board said Monday, signaling that a recovery is likely in the second half of the year. Over the last six months, the index has improved at a 4.1 percent annual rate, up sharply from a negative 6.2 percent rate in the prior six months. This is the fastest pace since the first quarter of 2006. The trend is consistent with a slow recovery this autumn, according to Ken Goldstein, an economist at the Conference Board. “The unqualified jump in the index holds out hope that the upturn is not far away,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. The gain in the index was in line with estimates of Wall Street economists, according to a survey conducted by MarketWatch.
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Public Safety and several other campus officials. “I think one of the main problems that we’ve witnessed is that the celebration can sometimes turn sour,” Jones said. While formal changes will not be instituted until student input is received, the Jones administration has considered many possibilities for the Safe Celebration — for instance, beach balls on Franklin Street or a sidewalk disc jockey. “Right now we want inexpensive, common sense and simple ideas,” Bevevino said. “We are not trying to diminish celebrations in any way. In fact, we are trying to enhance them by making more people feel like they can and should participate.” Some students have concerns about University-sanctioned celebrations and question how Safe Celebration will affect the University’s traditions. “I really appreciate the town and the University’s attempts to make these celebrations safer,” senior Caitlin Walsh said. “However, there comes a point where efforts to maximize safety begin to over-
“Right now we want inexpensive, common sense and simple ideas. We are not trying to diminish celebrations.” David Bevevino, Student Body Vice president shadow the purpose and the nature of the celebration.” However, Jones is optimistic and said she has received overall positive feedback from students. Andrew Madlon sustained burns on Franklin Street while celebrating UNC’s Final Four win last April. “Franklin Street needs to play a major role in any major postgame celebration,” Madlon said. But he added there should be a greater emphasis on safety. Past celebrations have involved a variety of law enforcement agencies such as the Chapel Hill Police Department, the Chapel Hill Fire Department and UNC’s Department of Public Safety. More than 45,000 people stormed Franklin Street after the April 7 championship victory. A similar number of fans celebrating the 2005 title left a $165,000 cleanup bill for the town and University. Eight students sought treatment at
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Plans and suggestions from the new policy include:
Director Cindy Shea said the new energy plan was actually drafted in the fall, but budget cutbacks may have contributed to the current initiative. “The need to save money is more compelling today than it was in the fall,” she said. Shea added that the Sustainability Office is working to inspire the full support of the campus, including administrative offices, faculty and students to make small changes that would add up to big energy savings. “We want lights off in offices, we want people to dress appropriately and we want everyone to chip in in this effort.” Shea said the new energy policy will help the University keep its national pledge to climate neutrality by 2050. “Reducing energy consumption is desirable from many aspects.”
The Facilities Services Division will co-ordinate building occupancy schedules with temperature set points. Incandescent and halogen lighting is prohibited. ENERGYSTAR rated equipment is preferred. Community suggestions include dressing for the weather, keeping lights and equipment off when leaving a room and walking or biking whenever possible. Space use and ventilation mandates for construction and renovation projects.
the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center from the April celebrations. An April 8 article in the News & Observer reported that 320 law enforcement officers, 76 firefighters and emergency service workers and 75 traffic monitors were on hand that night. Jones hopes to make the Safe Celebration project a team effort rather than just a student government effort. “We want to know all of the good and even the not-so-good memories of celebrating Carolina victories so that we can tailor any solutions to what students and the community actually need,” Bevevino said. “This should be a process, like the celebrations, that embraces the whole community.” “Depending on what students decide, that’s where we’ll go,” Jones said. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
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Currently, some Pittsboro residents make their way to UNC using a vanpool provided by Triangle Transit, which makes one trip per day. Travel time with the vanpool is approximately 20 minutes. Kathleen Dulaney, the primary driver for the vanpool, said that while the bus trip may take longer, it might also provide more options for commuters. “(The bus) will reach a wider spectrum of employees, whereas other forms of transportation may not,” Dulaney said. Chapel Hill Transit is expecting to receive nine new hybrid buses by November. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Board of Education. Only one is an incumbent. New members will face budget cuts in schools that came as a result of the recession. Tom Stevens will run unopposed for his third term Hillsborough mayor. He ran for mayor in 2005, and again unopposed in 2007. Five will run for Carrboro board of Aldermen, two being incumbents. The board of elections will play a record-keeping role in the process, monitoring campaigns. Board members are not allowed to participate in campaigns of any candidate. At this time, no candidate forums or public information sessions have been planned. Voter registration ends Oct. 9, and early voting will run from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31. Elections will take place Nov. 3 Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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“Yes, him being here will affect our collecting, but I don’t think it’s going to mean that we’re going to stop making acquisitions in genres that he’s not a leading expert in,” Brown said. Nisbet said he hopes to introduce premier artwork of all kinds to the Ackland. “I think I will bring some of my expertise of modern and contemporary art to the table, but I’m interested in exploring a whole range of areas,” he said. “I know it’s hard times for North Carolina and state universities right now,” Nisbet said. “But that’s often the time when one can be really imaginative about using the resources that one has and collaborating with others.” Upon arriving at UNC in October, Nisbet plans to take time to learn from both the Ackland and
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“I think I will bring some of my expertise … but I’m interested in exploring a whole range of ideas.” peter nisbet, new chief curator of the ackland art museum the University. who’s showing up here. We’ve really “I’m going to bring a lot of expe- got a catch.” rience to the position, but that experience has taught me to listen Contact the Arts Editor — to works of art and professors,” at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nisbet said. “There’s a lot I need to learn. I need to unlearn a lot of Harvard traditions and learn a lot of Tar Heel traditions.” As Nisbet moves forward with his newly established position at the museum, he said he hopes to branch out to work with the students, primarily through teaching at the invitation of the history department. “It’s a blessing for us,” Brown said. “It’s not just some art historian
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UNC wideouts Kenan Stadium o∞ces renovated will be better than expected Room made for recruiting, meeting
By Scott Powers Senior Writer
he nagging questions persist like Brett Favre’s career. How will UNC recover from the loss of its three top wideouts? What will the Tar Heels do without the man who wears 4XL size gloves? Who on the team will be able to catch a pass? If TNT knows drama, certain media outlets know doomsday because that’s apparently where Butch Davis and his offense are going without Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Tate and Brooks Foster. Many journalists throughout the Southeast have proclaimed that the Tar Heels pass offense will be average at best and horrific at worst. One ESPN.com writer went so far as to rank the North Carolina wide receivers as the second-worst unit in the ACC — only one better than Virginia. And with Greg Little the only returner with any starting experience — granted a mere two games — it’s feasible to see why. Still, don’t expect such a dramatic dropout. For starters, that certainly begins with Little. After a largely disappointing go-around at running back to begin the 2008 season, Davis shifted the tailback back to Little’s original collegiate position of wideout before the Virginia game. Though Little has yet to materialize into the star some projected when he entered UNC, he did end this past year in a fairly promising fashion. Against Duke in the team’s regular season finale, Little caught four passes for 67 yards. Nearly a month later in North Carolina’s bowl game against West Virginia, he added two catches for 36 yards. Although these stats are not overly impressive, one has to remember that Nicks was lining up alongside Little — clearly inhibiting his chances.
When the UNC Department of Athletics hired Butch Davis as the next head coach of the football team, it was the first step toward establishing North Carolina as a college football powerhouse. Now the first phase of the master plan to renovate Kenan Stadium to accommodate this program is nearing completion. Last summer the department submitted preliminary architectural designs for the construction Chris Hempson on Kenan Stadium to the Board still got it of Trustees for approval. The plan included a 40,000-square-foot Still, it’s hard to believe that academic center, additional seating Little will continue to be denied and revamped landscaping. in this manner. Many recruiting The first phase comprises changservices characterized the wideout es to the Kenan Football Center as the most versatile player in the behind the west end zone. The fourcountry upon entering college, though at this point it’s been mere story building got a fifth floor, and the other floors were redesigned. glimpses with Little. Offices on the second floor were Another cause for optimism moved to the fourth floor, leaving rests on the shoulders of 6-foot, more space for student athlete meet5-inch sophomore Dwight Jones. ings and studying. The fifth floor will Although it appeared he would be provide new space for recruiting. redshirted this past season, Jones The motivation for this phase of was inserted into three games. renovation was that position coachJones didn’t tally a reception, but es didn’t have space to meet with based off his spring game stats — players and that the team needed three catches for 61 yards — he could be penciled in for a starting role. Most people tend to forget that Jones graduated high school as the nation’s No. 22 player, according to By Rebecca Brenner Rivals, a sports information Web site. In fact, he was considered the Arts Editor Candles and candy are among the No. 1 prospect in North Carolina. items to be used in the “20 Plays in Freshman Jheranie Boyd isn’t 50 Minutes: A Stochasticity Revue” nearly as tall, but he comes to show, to open Friday at Dirty South Chapel Hill with much the same Improv Comedy Theater. acclaim. Rivals had him as the Four UNC students and alumNo. 48 prospect in the 2009 class. ni — David Greenslade, Rajeev Though doubters of these Tar Heels will point to in-game expe- Rajendran, John Reitz and Josh Sharp — have been developing the rience as a notion for concern — show since the end of the spring and rightfully so — such talent is 2009 semester. still hard to ignore. “It’s more of us just thinking, Thus, look for a fairly strong ‘Well if that’s how you want to make year out of the North Carolina it happen, then how can we make wideouts. They certainly can’t be it happen on stage?’” Greenslade much less. said. We Need A Hero, as the group is Contact Chris Hempson at firstname.lastname@example.org. called, is based on a troop in New York called the Neo-Futurists, whose tenets they follow closely. One mantra of Neo-Futurists says they try to “create a world where the stage is a continuation of daily life.” Holding true to that idea, the
space for recruiting, Director of Athletics Dick Baddour said. The second phase was originally going to be the installation of seating behind the east end zone, turning the horseshoe-style seating arrangement into a fishbowl completely circling the field. That phase was going to take place after the 2009 season, but the athletics department is holding off on that plan given the state of the economy. Baddour said the department is using the time while waiting to start the second phase to evaluate what that phase should be. The eventual addition of new seats will be a welcome improvement to the stadium. In Davis’ first two years with the program, attendance increased dramatically, approaching Kenan Stadium’s capacity of 60,000. Baddour said that the renovations put Kenan Stadium on par with any other football stadium in the ACC but that the project wasn’t about keeping pace with other schools so much as meeting the needs of UNC football. Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
Construction is being completed on the first phase of construction on Kenan Stadium. The new Kenan Football Center will be ready this fall.
Average attendance, home football games 2008: 57,829, No. 4 in the ACC
2002: 50,292, No. 6 in the ACC
2007: 57,417, No. 5 in the ACC
2001: 52,583, No. 4 in the ACC
2006: 48,857, No. 8 in the ACC
2000: 50,500, No. 6 in the ACC
2005: 51,667, No. 7 in the ACC
1999: 43,167, No. 7 in the ACC
2004: 52,468, rank unavailable
1998: 55,670, No. 3 in the ACC
2003: 47,133, No. 9 in the ACC
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“It’s more of us just thinking, ‘Well, if that’s how you want to make it happen, then how can we make it happen onstage?’” David Greenslade, Actor, Member of We Need A Hero four actors will remain themselves throughout the entire show. “There’s no fourth wall to break because there are no walls to begin with,” Reitz said. While not necessarily autobiographical, the scenes allow the actors to react in a way they normally would to a given situation. The show includes personal anecdotes, complete with family photographs and home movies. “Everything in this show is really very minimalist in that we’re trying to use this — I mean we don’t have a budget,” Reitz said. What else makes this show unique? The randomness. The actors have already writ-
ten and rehearsed all the plays in advance, but the audience determines the order of the show. A clothesline onstage will have a list of the 20 plays hanging on it. When one play ends, the audience will call out another number and the actors will start the next one. Each play begins by reading the number and title and then saying “Go!,” and ends by saying “Curtain,” instead of having a real curtain. Even the cost of admission at the door is random: $4 plus the roll of a die (or $6 in advance). Another central theme of Neo-Futurist theater is audience involvement, which gives the plays an added variety.
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Neo-Futurist is a blend of various types of theater. Traditional theater is designed to have the same show each night; improvisational theater is designed to have a different show each night. “This is somewhere in the middle in that we know how all the elements will go but won’t know how they’ll be pieced together,” Sharp said. This will be the first NeoFuturist theater performance for all four actors, but they have high hopes for a good turnout. “That theater holds 84 by fire code, and we’ve got two nights, so I’d say roughly about 168,” Sharp said. Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Merge Records: Our favorites from its 20 years Taking flight in 1989, Merge Records has grown into one of the country’s most successful indie labels. In celebration, the Durhambased label is throwing a music festival this week in Chapel Hill. Since the shows are mostly sold out, staff writers Jordan Lawrence and Linnie Greene have picked out their two favorite Merge albums to help you celebrate. Bon appétit.
superchunk on the mouth
Though it was actually the last Superchunk record to be released on Matador Records, it is now available on Merge, which counts in my book for this list. The group, whose Laura Balance and Mac McCaughan founded Merge, had their best LP with this 1993 powerful piece of pop rock. Adding the explosive drumming of John Wurster to the mix, On the Mouth hits hard and never lets up. From the five alarm rally call of opener “Precision Auto” to the smoldering self-loathing of “Swallow That,” it’s a record of pure energy that comes on with a sneer and then smacks you with a kick drum to the face. And while such a pounding attack usually doesn’t work for 13 songs, the lightening-powered riffs and insistent bass lines of Superchunk make it one of the best pieces of catharsis to ever come out of North Carolina. JL
M. Ward End of amnesia
far the standout of the album, it’s a simple song that flawlessly depicts the anguish and fragmentation inflicted by a failed relationship. It might be a great breakup album, but End of Amnesia isn’t just another whiny songwriter trying to achieve catharsis — it’s a representation of talent and raw emotion, and for any fan of this versatile artist, End of Amnesia is a gem. LG
Paranoia was the name of the game after September 11, 2001, and Neon Bible nailed this in 2007. Allowing its orchestral pop to sway towards E Street bombast, Arcade Fire creates a dark world filled with whispers of war and all-consuming fear. It masochistically revels in not knowing what’s coming next. Rarely do records understand their times so well. JL
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Conor Oberst Conor Oberst
From the first track on the record, 2002’s End of Amnesia takes the listener through a myriad of heartbreak and confusion without straying from a tranquil, contemplative tempo. The lyrics are depressing and dark, but the set of songs resists the pull of excessive melancholy. Instead, each song reveals M. Ward’s ability to craft language with the deftness of a poet. “Carolina” epitomizes this skill. By
A man once known primarily for his angst took a trip down to Mexico one day alongside a few great musicians and created an album. The result would change the way he was perceived forever. When Conor Oberst released his self-titled album in 2008, it was clear that he had shifted from his depressed past with Bright Eyes and created something astonishing. Oberst managed to change his style without sacrificing the depth or complexity listeners had come to expect — no small feat for an artist that seemed pegged strictly to one sound. Bright Eyes was inventive, but for Oberst, the best display of his musicianship and songwriting came after he collaborated with other great artists and let his style evolve toward folk. While he’s still not at that level, the moniker of “New Dylan” finally made some sense. LG
musicshorts Megafaun gather, form and fly Experimental Folk
Oftentimes experimentation in folk makes the package more abrasive. And though this was not a bad thing on Megafaun’s 2007 debut Bury the Square, it did make for a somewhat inaccessible product. The newly released Gather, Form and Fly does not share this set back. Combining smooth, expressive bits of noise and voice modulation with good ole country and folk, the Durham trio has created an album that sounds as much like the future as it does like the past. And it all goes down as smooth a glass of well-sweetened tea. Take “Darkest Hour,” which triumphantly melds field record-
ings of water and tribal rhythms into a dirty samba of an intro for the distorted gospel vocals of the finale. It’s the kind of stuff that just shouldn’t work on paper, but Megafaun executes its craft so deftly that it all sounds easy. But amazing skill at weird instrumentation isn’t all that this pack of well-bearded folkies has to offer. Megafaun is also capable of crafting traditionally great folk music that relies on melody rather than technology. “The Longest Day” is a simple banjo and guitar led elegy to a dead loved one, but thanks to it’s excellently crafted melody, spare but emotionally rich lyrics and cutting female harmonies, it’s one of the most gorgeous things you’ll hear all year. But the greatness of the individual elements isn’t really the point at all. What makes Gather, Form and Fly likely to be the best record to come out of North Carolina this year is the fact that Megafaun combines all these parts into a rapturous slowburning journey that turns genrebending into blissful relaxation. Every once in a while an experiment leaves you with a product that’s as emotionally moving as it is sonically invigorating. This is one such rare treat.
Magnolia Electric Co. Josephine folk Rock
Judging from its new album Josephine, Magnolia Electric Co. is all too familiar with pain. With lyrics that invoke everything from cringes to tears and the crisp, clean sound of a band much older than its years, Magnolia’s latest effort is vivid, heartbreaking, and impressive, a well-crafted homage to loves lost the regrets that accompany them. One of the best songs is the title track, “Josephine.” While the crisp harmonies and haunting guitars are impressive in their own right, the song’s lyrics are its strongest asset. As singer Jason Molina croons “Now I take the hand I took for granted and set it free,” his pain is palpable, just as it is on many of the album’s other songs. The production of Josephine adds to its charm. “Hope Dies Last,” an aptly titled track on an album that explores the many facets of losing love, exposes the artful balance of sparseness and polish that characterizes most of the record’s songs. The low-fi, back-porch beginning of the song - Jordan Lawrence melds into a smoother ending
that integrates more instruments and harmonies for a climactic ending. The contrast between simplicity and textured, multi-faceted songs works in the band’s favor, demonstrating its ability to bridge the gap between old-school folk and modern rock. Perhaps the most impressive part of the album is Magnolia Electric Co.’s ability to avoid triteness. On an album dedicated to heartache, this isn’t an easy task, but the band avoids the well-covered territory of clichés without fail. This feat is largely due to lyrics that read like a well-written novel, full of imagery and metaphors that are both fresh and accurate. On “Map of the Falling Sky,” Molina sings “With my wings in one hand and lead in the other,” depicting the agony of feeling trapped at a crossroads without reverting to formulaic allegories. Josephine is a splendid depiction of the difficulties that go hand in hand with love and life, a portrait of pain and heartache that manages to stay relatable and inventive. Magnolia Electric Co. might not be the posterchild for happiness — but with music this good it’s hard resist all the same.
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Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin: Durham’s Merge Records might be turning 20 but this 1969 record, often heralded as the best debut in rock history, has it by two decades. It’s no wonder it’s stood the test of time. Melding delta blues to rowdy distortion and cataclysmic percussion, it’s a landmark in rock ‘n’ roll.
Local 506 | Charlotte’s Benji Hughes makes electronic-leaning bedroom pop reminiscent of Beck, but he adds a touch of ’70s swagger that makes the package go down smooth. Excellent Durham rockers Simeon also play. 10 p.m., $8
Movie from the Vaults: “Where Eagles Dare”: Sticking with 1969, this movie’s a winner as well. Honestly, we really can’t think of anything more fun than watching Clint Eastwood infiltrate a Nazi outpost and try to break into a secret facility accessible only by gondola. It’s a hell of a good time.
friday Max Indian Local 506 | With the addition of keys, Max Indian now makes a dynamic pop sound to go along with its pleasingly deep lyrics about love and death. Ryan Gustafson and the Tomahawks also play. 9:30 p.m., $5 saturday Portastatic
Events: Thursday Embarrassing Fruits ArtsCenter parking lot | Chapel Hill’s Embarrassing Fruits are perfect for a parking lot show. Part of a monthly series by the ArtsCenter this summer, the ’90s-inspired indie rockers will throw down their mix of crunchy riffs and nostalgia alongside Free Electric State. 5 p.m., FREE
Orange County Social Club | Good news. If you get there early there’s a free and still open opportunity to take in part of the Merge XX Festival. At this free show blissfully neurotic pop act Portastatic will play alongside Tenement Halls, The Music Tapes, Matt Suggs, and Radar Bros. Quite the line-up for a free shindig. 1 p.m., FREE
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7 vie for 3 seats on Board of Education By Sarah Morayati staff WRITER
With seven candidates, three open seats and only one incumbent, next year’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will look a lot different. And in the face of budget cuts, a growing school district and the achievement gap, the new board members will have a full plate. Seven people make up the board. Chairwoman Lisa Stuckey and board members Jean Hamilton and Gregory McElveen’s terms expire this year. McElveen, who is serving the remainder of former board member and current Orange County Commissioner Pam Hemminger’s term, filed for re-election on July 14. Stuckey and Hamilton did not file.
In their place, six challengers stepped up: former surgeon Michelle Brownstein, realtor Susana Dancy, UNC professor Joe Green, development director MaryAnne Gucciardi, physician Christine Lee and consultant Gary Wallach. Primary among the board’s concerns next year will likely be the school system’s budget. The state budget reduces funding to the system about $4 million, and the county budget reduces its funding by about $1.2 million. In response, the board proposed several cuts to programs and staff positions. The board will approve the budget tonight. Election Day is Nov. 3.
The candidates Michelle Brownstein
Involved with student health and special needs advisory councils Said her experience as a school volunteer would help her address fiscal responsibility, equal access to education and accountability
UNC education professor and director of the program Upward Bound, which helps first-generation, low-income or underrepresented students prepare for college Said his education background would help him manage resources to meet all students’ needs and narrow the achievement gap
Susana Dancy Former education reporter who recently advocated for the planned Carrboro High School arts wing Said her experience would help the board evaluate programs and make sure schools perform equally
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in 2008 and has served on minority student achievement committees Said he would use his experience, responsiveness, pragmatism and a collaborative approach to achieve excellence in education
Said her global perspective would help her manage district growth and narrow the achievement gap with creative learning methods
Christine Lee Applied for a vacant seat in 2006; was involved on school redistricting and strategic planning committees Said her education background would help her improve school safety and make schools more welcoming to all students, regardless of differences
MaryAnne Gucciardi Applied for Pam Hemminger’s seat in 2008 and has experience with schools in Hong Kong and Italy
Gary Wallach Vice president of PTA Council; ran for election in 2007 and applied for Hemminger’s seat in 2008 Said his management and education background would help him maintain services and programs despite budget cutbacks
Gregory McElveen Incumbent; appointed to the board
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Walk To CaMPus. 2Br/1Ba with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. available July or august. 525 hillsborough street. $875/mo. 933-8143, www.merciarentals.com.
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share sPaCious house with fireplace, W/D, aC, large bedroom with bath, walk to town! $360/mo. Call 428-5150.
sPaCious 2Br/2Ba 1st floor ConDo For renT in Finley Forest. 5 buslines to campus. all appliances. $875/mo +utilities. available august. 252-339-6862.
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sTarTing MiD-augusT 1Br apartment. W/ D, 3 miles from campus, on 10 acres of land. in exchange for 18 hrs/wk work inside and outside. Call 919-967-3221.
ToWnhouse For renT, 3 years old. For grads or working professionals only. Close to campus, on busline. no pets, no smoking. $1,050/mo. 919-423-3392.
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aParTMenT For renT: 1Br in old Chapel hill neighborhood 1 mile from unC campus. recently renovated throughout. Private deck with lovely view of greenway. Parking space. $700/mo, includes utilities, except phone, internet and cable. graduate student or professional preferred. no pets or smoking. one year renewable lease. references required. Call 202-422-5040.
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Walk to campus from this new construction home on Cobb Terrace, henderson street! 4Br/3.5Ba, 3,000 square feet, living room, dining room, family room, eat in kitchen, extensive upgrades (granite counter tops, hardwood floors, 9’ ceiling thru out, double front porch, huge deck, etc)! $799,900. Dusty Butler, realtor. firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-308-6603.
house on busline. large bedrooms, hardwood floors, outside wooden deck, W/D, dishwasher, all appliances. Free parking, storage and trash pick up. $400/mo. available august 2009. 933-0983 or 451-8140.
aParTMenT For renT: efficiency in a lovely wooded neighborhood only 1 mile from Franklin street. $750/mo includes water, electric and cable. 919-949-1954.
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3 BloCks FroM CaMPus, hospital and business school, share spacious upscale apartment, off street parking, security, busline. $350/mo +utilities. available august 1. firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-933-8144. rooMMaTe WanTeD! Preferably a student to live in a 2Br/2Ba apartment at Mill Creek apartments. Walking distance to campus! lease starts august 1st (preferably) and rent is $500/mo. +1/2 of utilities. Call Mark at 919-672-2633. rooMMaTe WanTeD To share really
nice 4Br/3Ba townhouse on busline. large bedrooms, hardwood floors, outside wooden deck, W/D, dishwasher, all appliances. Free parking, storage and trash pick up. $400/mo. 933-0983 or 451-8140.
neeD Cash? new teenswear store needs your brand name like new clothing, so clean out your closets and turn that unwanted clothing into cash. opening July 15th to take your items. Call 919-418-5800 for details. located in the renaissance shopping Center, across from southpoint Mall. 7001 Fayetteville road, suite 133, Durham laguna Cove Teenswear.
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spacious 1Br and 2Br apartments with W/D connections. Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and disposal. lots of inside storage. on the T busline, 3.5 miles from unC campus. Community pool, tennis courts and picnic area. Walk to 2 shopping centers, 2 movie theaters and more than 12 dining choices. rent includes water, sewer and trash. For appointment, call 967-4420. eho.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 - Don’t go full speed ahead yet. There are invisible dangers. Might anyone get jealous? You’ll soon know. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 5 - stay out of an argument that doesn’t directly involve you. The solution may be obvious to you, but wait ‘til they ask. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is an 8 - Don’t buy everything the salesperson suggests. You don’t need all that stuff. Wait until they offer to pay for it. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 7 - Don’t fall for the bells, whistles or anything else you don’t need. even if it’s cheap, don’t pay more than you must. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is an 8 - a critic doesn’t have anything substantial to say. show compassion. explain your stance again; you may win a convert. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 5 - Be on the alert for breakdowns, yours and other people’s. some folks are excitable now. steer them through rough seas.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 - Make the decision to scratch something off your lists. Conduct a review of how you spend your time. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 5 - The others don’t want your opinion, so just take notes on what they say and do. You’ll notice a lack of consistency. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 - You’re ok, but there are snafus around. it’s not a good time to travel. have what you need delivered. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 - Watch out for penguins offering wooden nickels. This isn’t a good time to borrow or lend. Don’t gamble, either. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 - a startling development makes you reconsider a philosophy you thought valid. You’re committed to being open-minded. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 6 - There’s conflict between two of the other players. hide while figuring this out. Do you really want to get involved? (c) 2009 TriBune MeDia serViCes, inC.
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Tests could help identify bodies in UNC cemetery The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill and other town groups are starting a project to identify grave sites in the black section of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery. The research will include two different studies that can show where grave sites are in the black section of the cemetery, in hopes of later discovering the exact identities of people who are buried there. Once the tests have been completed, it is possible that up to 100 black people who worked at the University in the 18th and 19th centuries can be identified. The cemetery, on the corner of South Road and Country Club Road at the edge of campus, has been used since the end of the 18th century to bury many people associated with the University. The cemetery is divided into different sections by race. The first four sections were reserved for white people. The sections between a gazebo and the Cobb parking deck were reserved for black people. “We want to get a better understanding of where things are in the cemetery,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Butch Kisiah. “We want to determine where folks are
in relation to known landmarks and their families.” The black section of the cemetery has been abused over the years through vandalism, stolen markers and decayed property, said Ernest Dollar, executive director of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill. “Certainly, this part of the town treasure has been neglected,” he said. The researchers said they do not know how many interments there have been, since the records were kept so poorly, Kisiah said. A company, Environmental Sciences Inc., is going to conduct two different studies in the cemetery in order to identify graves. The first will use a groundpenetrating radar and the second will be an electrical sensitivity test, said Steve Davis, associate director of research and laboratories of archeology for the University. “It allows you to see what’s under the ground without actually going underground,” he added. A ground-penetrating radar is a device that runs across the ground surface sending an electromagnetic pulse directly into the soil, where a reflection bounces back. Then, electronic data will be mapped across
the specified areas. The map will show where there is a change in soil. The size and shape will help determine if it is a grave shaft or something else. The electrical sensitivity surveys will be able to see five to 10 feet below ground. The team conducting the tests can find where there are possible grave shafts, said Scott Seibel of Environmental Services, Inc. “The GPR and electrical resistivity surveys should determine the location of unmarked graves, and the probe survey could delineate the outline of the grave shafts.” The tests will not cost more than $4,000, Dollar said. “We’re trying to raise funds and spread the work around the community,” Dollar added. “We’re accepting private donations and grants.” Once the money is raised, the tests will only take a few days at most. The team said it hopes to complete the project sometime in the fall. If research goes well, tests will be conducted on three other cemeteries around Chapel Hill. “Cemeteries tell stories of communities,” said Kisiah. “We’ve got a couple of chapters missing.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merge Records festival Dive staffers review albums in honor of a festival held this week by Merge Records. See pg. 7 for story.
Bridge site on the table Trustees voted yesterday whether to approve the site of a pedestrian bridge. See pg. 3 for story.
Two UNC seniors are raising money for cancer research through rock climbing. See pg. 4 for story.
The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill and other town groups are beginning a project to identify grave sites in the black section of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery. The research will attempt to locate and identify bodies beneath the ground.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board should see some big changes as three depart. See pg. 8 for story.
Climbing for cancer
BY becky bush
School board shuffle
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QUOTE OF THE Week:
By Don Wright, The Palm Beach Post
“We all want to enjoy Carolina’s victories, and that can only happen if everyone feels safe to celebrate.”
NATE HAINES OPINION EDITOR
Haines a senior journalism major from St. Louis.
David bevevino, student body vice president,
regarding Safe Celebration of UNC Victories.
Out with the old; in with the new
ummer classes just ended, and all of us filled out those annoying class surveys. I don’t know what most students do, but I usually find the letter that coordinates with “strongly agree,” figure out how many questions are on the survey and fill out “strongly agree” for all of them on the bubble sheet. I used to actually care. I used to sit down and think about what I actually thought about a professor. Then I figured out that no one cares what I think. TAs might; they’re still forming their teachings habits. And there are — of course — those Opinion temporary Editor professors who have to endure the department chair observing one of their classes. But many tenured professors seem fairly ambivalent to those surveys. In fact, I’ve been in some classes that didn’t even give surveys. The professor had been doing the same thing for years and didn’t seem open to suggestions. Sometimes that’s OK. But many times it means stagnant teaching tactics. Many times it seems the professors who don’t care what the students think are at the University more for their research than for their love of teaching. And there’s nothing particularly wrong with that. But it does make me stop and wonder why such professors are allowed to stick around so long, immune to criticism and isolated from competition. In fact, some of our professors don’t seem to enjoy teaching, and they’ve been around for such a long time that it seems like it’s high time they leave. So when I hear about the potential of faculty leaving because of the school’s economic situation, I think, “So what?” Why should we want someone who’s so obsessed with making money or pursuing pet projects that they jump ship when the going gets rough? Shouldn’t faculty be more dedicated to their students and their university than that? So rather than mourning over the school’s economic plight, the University and its community need to view our budget issues as an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to get rid of what is long past its prime. There are plenty of professors here — old and young — who love teaching, students and UNC-Chapel Hill. They’re the ones we want to keep. For all the others who might seek new jobs elsewhere because of the University’s financial predicament: I suggest the University replace them with new faculty. Bring in newly graduated students who are showing promise. Bring in people who can make UNC not just a top university but a university that turns out creative, bright and innovative students. But most importantly, bring in new faculty members and professors who love to teach and want to pass on their knowledge to new generations. Let’s view this economic crisis as a forest fire — it will burn out the old vegetation to allow new growth.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Printing system upgrade was unnecessary
Community obligations The University should consider local duties
he next time someone tries to sell you Thin Mints, it might not be a Girl Scout. The Boy Scouts are looking for new ways to raise money. Local Boy Scout troops will end their long-standing relationship with UNC football this fall and will be looking for new ways to raise money. For decades, the Boy Scouts and local booster clubs sold concessions at UNC sporting events, earning a commission on their sales that regularly went right back to the community. As of July 1, UNC Athletics made a change in gameday concession contractors, from Coke Classic to Aramark. The new contractor offered
the University a better financial proposition, but it came with fine print: No one under the age of 16 will be allowed to sell concessions at Kenan Stadium. This change will prevent the young boys of local troops from experiencing some of the greatest joys the University has to offer them — a sense of pride in their community, their local university and themselves. Boy Scout Troop 820 has been serving concessions at football games since before 1985, but because of the age limit they will be forced to discontinue their tradition. Most Boy Scout troops have members as young as 11 and as old as 18, so the age barrier will prohibit them from
fundraising together. And Troop 820, at least, wants to stick together, so they will not be working football concessions at all. The University has a responsibility to serve its community, and despite the budget crisis, it should continue to stand by its responsibilities. Boy Scouts pride themselves on providing a program for young men that builds character and trains them to be responsible, active citizens. Selling concessions was not a job for them but a responsibility they had to their community. The University should consider its responsibility to the community the next time it wants to save a few bucks.
N.C. needed its speaker at the national conference
.C. House Speaker Joe Hackney left the state to speak at a conference
Sunday. He was right to go. Some might disagree and claim that his place is in North Carolina, especially since the budget isn’t finished. But he was still right to go. Some might even say that because he’s still making $104 a day, leaving the state is unwarranted. Yet he was still right to go. Hackney participated in the National Conference of State Legislatures. In fact, he’s the president of the conference. It’s kind of expected that he’ll make an appearance.
And the conference isn’t a throwaway activist group either. It does research and studies to help shape national policy. Hackney took time to explain how the federal government will help states with their budget crises, energy issues and education problems — like those we have here at UNC. Put all the facts together. Hackney spoke on a panel about the stimulus plan at a meeting of an organization that helps plan national policy. He appears to be looking out for North Carolina and the nation as a whole fairly well considering the influence this organization has. Of course, leaving the state during a budget crisis isn’t
exactly a boost for his public image. But this is one of the conference’s three major yearly meetings. If for no other reason, he should have gone to talk about North Carolina’s problems and share our triumphs, which he did. Yes, his job in North Carolina is important. But he doesn’t need to be here for every second of the already painfully slow budget action. North Carolina needed him at the conference more than the state legislature needed him here. Hackney had to make a tough choice as the leader of two political entities. He made the right one.
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TO THE EDITOR: T h e fi r s t t i m e I h e a r d about the upgrade of Carolina Computing Initiative printing, I thought to myself that this would be a good change and that it would speed up the printing process, as pointed out by The Daily Tar Heel Editorial Board. However, having experienced how the new system works, it only unnecessarily slows things down. With the old system, all you had to do at the printing station was swipe your card, find your print job and click “print.” Despite what the editorial board tried to say in the July 9 editorial, “A name you’ll need,” finding your print job really isn’t that tough. So while only having your print jobs show up with the new system is slightly advantageous, it is more of a luxury. Additionally, with the old system, you only had to password protect things you really needed to protect. If somebody wanted to print your job, it was their money they were using and not yours. Now, you are forced to type a password to access all of your print jobs. Another problem, albeit a temporary hassle due to transition between the new and old systems, is typing in your Onyen when you send your job from your computer. Anyone who used the old system is used to typing in your name and the name of the print job. Now, if you type your name rather than your Onyen, your print job will not show up. Removing the instruction of being able to type your name as well would remedy this, but as of right now the system is flawed in this regard.
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Lending a hand to animals helps the community
aving a pet cat or dog can make a dingy apartment feel like a
home. If you are thinking about getting a pet, then you should look into adopting from Orange County’s Animal Shelter. The shelter is suffering from overcrowding, and more animals need loving homes than ever. If you live off campus and are able to adopt a pet, you should visit the shelter in Chapel Hill. You can also browse the available pets on the shelter’s Web site. You can adopt pets from the shelter for a fraction of the cost of buying from a breeder, and all cats and dogs come vaccinated, microchipped and
spayed or neutered. In addition to adopting, animal lovers might also participate in the shelter’s foster program. By taking on a foster pet, you will be relieving some of the shelter’s overcrowding while also helping find the pet a good permanent home. Foster pets might have some issues that require a stable environment before they can be ready for adoption. The shelter will want to make sure that you’re a capable provider and that the animal will be going to a safe and loving environment before letting you take the animal home. But if you decide to adopt or foster a pet, you will be saving
One cannot say that the new system has no advantages because it certainly does. But the old system was familiar, easier and faster. All in all, this was an unnecessary upgrade. Braxton Kinsey Junior Biology
Kvetching board kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain To the kvetcher who wants Sarah Palin to “please go away:” You should do your kvetching to the entire leftwing media, who stalk her obsessively, writing or talking about every move she makes or doesn’t make, and also stalking all members of her family, even the little ones. On Thursday’s “This day in history,” I guess Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” publication is more prominent in history than the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Mission launch. After all it was only Mankind’s first (last?) footprint on another planetoid. Do they teach history here? The reason that none of the decent, straight, single guys at UNC are asking you out is because you aren’t nearly as attractive or interesting as you think you are. Deal with it. To the reviewer of “Bruno:” clearly you got that one of the main points of the film was to get across how prejudiced people are against homosexuals. So why does that merit it only two stars, just because it’s not completely a comedy? Hey UNC, how about turning off the sprinklers during thunderstorms? How can you possibly reconcile this with stuffing my inbox and dorm full of water conservation propaganda during the drought two years ago? Send your one-to-two sentence entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line ‘kvetch.’
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The end of summer school is here. Finish your tests and run. Run and don’t look back. Get to the choppers and get out of here!
We’re annoyed by parents at CTOPS. Moms won’t stop asking us how to get to Jackson Hall, and dads ask the way to the nearest bar.
We are happy that construction efforts are improving South Campus, but students will soon be forced to parachute into the pharmacy.
Obama polls ahead of Sarah Palin in North Carolina in a recent poll for the 2012 election. Who saw that coming? Truly shocking.
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