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friday, october 2, 2009
UNC earns cancer grant
sports| page 9 DANGEROUS TEAM Butch Davis wants his team to worry about Virginia, despite the Cavs’ 0-3 record this year. “The film says this is a talented, good football team.”
By Mark Haywood staff writer
city| page 4 GRAB A BIKE
FIRST AMENDMENT DAY
A UNC alumnus wants to start a bike-sharing program in which riders could rent bikes by the hour for less than a cup of coffee.
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Patel, Koch speak civilly BY Neena Vasavan AND COLLEEN VOLZ Staff Writers
viewfinder | page 5 TAKING A STAND A student dons a polar bear mask during last weekend’s G-20 protests in Pittsburgh that saw heavy protests.
Five months after a campus protest gained national attention, student leaders sat down again for a public discussion on free speech. The discussion — held in honor of the campuswide First Amendment Day celebration — largely focused on senior Haley Koch’s participation in a protest of U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. His April 14 visit was hosted by Youth for Western Civilization. YWC President Nikhil Patel and media lawyer Hugh Stevens joined Koch on Thursday in Carroll Hall to discuss whether she was exercising her First Amendment rights or infringing
Thursday’s First Amendment Day included the planting of a Liberty Tree near Carroll Hall.
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University librarian Sarah Michalak gives a speech in the Pit in celebration of First Amendment Day on Thursday afternoon.
Banned books and short explanations as to why they were banned were displayed in the Pit.
Several events held during First Amendment Day: state | page 6 MILITARY MINDED The UNC system has been recognized as one of the most “military-friendly” public university systems in the country.
university | page 3 MONEY TO INNOVATE UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication received a $3.5 million gift Thursday, its largest individual donation.
Liberty Tree planted in front of Carroll Hall
Community leaders read banned book excerpts
Responsibilities of UNC’s student publications
Greg Lukianoff speaks about open discussion
To kick off First Amendment day, a UNC Liberty Tree was planted in front of Carroll Hall, the home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The tree is meant to symbolize the elm tree near Boston Commons where early American patriots first spoke of the need for a new nation founded on liberty.
Campus leaders read from controversial books, including Chancellor Holden Thorp, who read from “Catcher in the Rye.” “It’s a great testament to the University that we can stand up and say we value and we’re brave enough to face these topics,” said Student Body Vice President David Bevevino.
Editors of The Carolina Review, The Daily Tar Heel, and new liberal print publication Campus BluePrint addressed issues concerning student media publications, including the roles and responsibilities to their student readers and the missions of their publications in contributing to campus conversations.
Keynote speaker Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, spoke about the value of open discussion, especially the protection of hate speech by the First Amendment. “The speech may have had no value, but the discussion is priceless,” Lukianoff said.
Carrboro crack use exceeds marijuana
Police aim to improve this day in history drug law enforcement OCT. 2, 2002 … The Employee Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary with speeches, food and a reunion. The forum was created by Chancellor Emeritus Paul Hardin to give staff a voice in University governance.
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ple come to the crisis unit from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area for cocaine each year. “It’s a drug that’s very, very popular, very available and a hard habit to kick,” he said. “Like any other drug it can destroy lives, families.”
People purchase cocaine from street vendors, open-air drug dealers, from apartments or through delivery.
Chapel Cocaine is often purchased in $50 Hill & to $60 1-gram bags, Chapel Hill Carrboro narcotics investigator Sgt. Jabe Charlotte Hunter said. Crack cocaine is Atlanta cheaper. Carrboro investigators knew of about 30 dealers two years ago, but activity has slowed since, Peloquin said.
Missing front teeth, burn marks on lips and fingers — the Carrboro narcotics investigator knows it when he sees it. Crack cocaine is the most frequently used drug in Carrboro, more than marijuana, Cpl. Jason Peloquin said. “We enforce everything equally,” he said. “It’s just that crack cocaine is so much more frequent.” Despite police efforts to cut down on cocaine use in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, arrests in recent years have stayed constant. Because it’s easily accessible, cocaine — in both crack and powder forms — is also one of the top two drugs in Chapel Hill, said Sgt. Jabe Hunter, Chapel Hill police narcotics investigator. “There’s demand,” he said. Of about 95 people who came into the crisis unit at the Freedom House Recovery Center off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in September, 35 were treated for cocaine, program director Bob Carmines said. Of those 35, about 10 were from Chapel Hill or Carrboro. The center, located in Chapel Hill, serves 18 counties, mostly Orange, Person and Chatham, Carmines said. Carmines estimated that 175 to 200 peo-
A need for constant enforcement Chapel Hill police have ramped up enforcement of drug laws in recent years, Hunter said. Strengthened by following up on every tip and arrest, enforcement has led to a decrease in open-air drug markets, he said. Sometimes a routine follow-up turns into a big bust. Chapel Hill police’s midSeptember find of 197.6 grams of cocaine led to the arrest of seven current or former UNC students. “We follow up wherever leads take us,” Hunter said, “Not all of the time are these cases successful.” Police find cocaine mostly in 1-gram bags — enough for a few highs, he said. Finding a gram means there’s more out there. The gram usually will have been chipped off of one kilogram someone brought to the region, Hunter said. After an arrest, police attempt to move higher up the chain of sale. “You can’t make any generalizations that any one type of person or gender will be a
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UNC researchers are already scheming ways to win the war against cancer with the help of a $13 to $20 million grant received Wednesday. The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 12 centers across the nation chosen to receive federal funding for the next five years through the Cancer Genome Atlas Grant. The 12 centers, including UNC, will conduct research that could potentially pave the way for a breakthrough in the mapping of the cancer genome. The project aims to put the University at the forefront of scientific advances throughout the nation. “This is the defining project of our generation,” said Dr. Neil Hayes, an assistant professor of clinical research and project codirector at the Lineberger Center. “It puts us right in the center of one of the most important medical questions being asked at the end of the first decade of the 21st century.” Hayes said the research on the cancer genome will rival that of the Human Genome Project conducted in the 1990s. The grant is part of a national initiative to research genomic changes that occur in cancer and how they affect the rapid and uncontrolled spread of the disease throughout the body. Hayes said he hopes that the initiative will revolutionize scientists’ ability to understand why cancer patients have cancer, what treatments patients will respond to and why some patients respond to the disease better than others. The Lineberger Center was chosen because it is a comprehensive cancer center, a designation provided by the National Cancer Institute to only 40 institutions in the country. It is also the only public center of this type in the state. Other hospitals have departments that specialize in cancer research, but the Lineberger Center focuses on both research and patient care. The facility has the ability to bring together scientists from the entire University. The center provides clinicians and clinical services to patients in
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The cocaine is distributed through several hands before it gets to Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Often it will come in as a kilogram. It is usually already fully cut or processed when it comes in.
When it comes to cities like Atlanta and Charlotte, it is redistributed to top drug dealers who may sell it in powder form or cut it to a less potent form. To cut the cocaine, or "stomp on it," requires a chemical like Levamisole, Lactose or Inositol. "That's the best way to get your money," Peloquin said.
Cocaine is mostly grown in South America and ships out in large quantities in powder form to bigger cities in the U.S. A decline in availability began July 2008 “because of the wars in Mexico or agressive border enforcement," Carrboro narcotics investigator Jason Peloquin said.
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Cop passes out drunk in stranger’s bed
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U.S. Capitol Police officer was arrested for unlawful entry early Sunday morning. Whether he remembers the entrance is up for debate. He was found passed out drunk in a local woman’s bed. The officer, Thomas Patrick McMahon, 34, did not know the woman who owned the apartment. Police said they do not know why McMahon chose to sleep in her bed. Arlington police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said when police arrived at 1 a.m., McMahon was still asleep. Police think he walked through the front door into the apartment. McMahon is now on paid administrative leave. Kimberly Schneider, a Capitol Police spokeswoman, said an investigation is pending. NOTED. Maybe you shouldn’t eat all of your candy on Halloween. A new study suggests that children who eat a lot of candy are more likely to be arrested for violent behavior as adults. Of the children studied who ate sweets daily, 69 percent were later arrested for violent behavior. The study was published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.
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The women’s soccer team notched a 4-0 victory against Wake Forest on Sunday. The game included one goal off a corner kick.
QUOTED. “And I turn around and here was this big bear. I was screaming, and she went up on her hind feet. And I was in between my bed and the wall. I grabbed one of these pillows and I just slung it at her. And she turned around and she left.” — Sally Rebehn, a grandmother in Vail, Colo., who fought off a bear, that broke into her house, with a decorative pillow.
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Theater: Rha Goddess will perform “Low,” a play that uses poetry, music and prose to break down the barriers that surround mental illness. Rha Goddess is known for her unique blend of soulful melody, spoken
word consciousness and hip-hop energy. For more information, visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org or call 843-3333. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Memorial Hall Concert: Band Vintage Fresh will perform a concert for all ages. Tickets will be $12 at the door. Visit www. myspace.com/vintagefreshness for more information about the band. Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro
Saturday Running club: The Gillings School of Global Public Health’s running club will meet to go for a group run. Options of four-, six- or eight-mile routes will be available. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Harris Teeter, Meadowmont Square dance: N.C. Squares will hold an old-time square dance featuring a live string band. Casual dress is recommended. Admission is $8, or $6 for students. For directions,
see www.ncsquares.com. Time: 8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., introductory lesson at 7:30 p.m. Location: Pleasant Green Community Center
Sunday Festifall: A celebration of arts, crafts and entertainment, this arts and crafts street fair expects more than 10,000 attendees. Time: 10 a.m. Location: West Franklin Street Legacy pinning: Freshmen with alumni parents are invited to take part in a ceremony that honors and commemorates generations of Tar Heel families. The ceremony is part of Family Weekend 2009. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Alumni Hall To make a calendar submission, e-mail email@example.com. 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.
Dusty Youngs of Chapel Hill dances in front of Ken McRae, who preached against homosexuality at N.C. Pride on Saturday.
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Police log n Someone broke the window of a UNC student’s 2003 silver Toyota 4Runner between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday while it was parked at 702 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The window damage was valued at $250, reports state. n Someone stole from a Wilco at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at 1213 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a total of $55 in items: three pairs of hats and gloves worth $21, five magazines worth $30, two bags of potato chips worth $2 and milk worth $2, reports state.
n Someone broke into a residence at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday at 420 Tinkerbell Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole two passports, each worth $5, and $600 in cash, reports state. n Someone withdrew $6,200 in cash from a stolen ATM card between midnight Sept. 1 and 10 a.m. Sept 24 at Northampton Plaza Apartments at 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., according to Chapel Hill police reports. n A dog was impounded after it was found running around at Carrboro Elementary School at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday, according to Carrboro police reports.
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Pregnancy issues avoided with diabetes treatments Pregnant women treated for mild gestational diabetes are less likely to need cesarean sections or have serious problems related to birthing larger babies. The study, which was printed in the Oct. 1 issue of the New Enlgand Journal of Medicine, shows the value of checking and treating mothers and newborns for diabetes-like conditions caused by pregnancy. Dr. John M. Thorp, an obstetrics and gynecology professor at the UNC School of Medicine, coauthored the study. The findings address a long standing controversy over the benefits and effectiveness of treating mothers for these conditions. Gestational diabetes develops in roughly 4 percent of all pregnant women in the U.S. This leads to larger and fatter babies than average because of higher blood sugar levels in mothers that translates to extra energy in newborns stored as fat. Those larger babies are more likely to need cesarean delivery, suffer from damage to their shoulders during birth and be at a greater risk of being obese.
Study shows a record year for reported deer crashes Automobile crashes in North Carolina involving deer reached a record high in 2008. Despite a smaller total number of car crashes and vehicle miles driven, last year saw 416 more crashes reported to police involving deer than in 2007. Nearly 80 percent of the crashes occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., according to the study. Almost 50 percent of the crashes take place between October and December. Deer were noted as a factor in 9.2 percent of reported crashes in North Carolina. Wake County had the most frequently reported cases, with 1,084. The findings come from a study by UNC and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.
Archeology Day provides chance to unearth history N.C. Archaeology Day will give visitors a chance to experience 12,000 years of state history. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Alumni Building. The event will include tours of the North Carolina Archaeological Collection, which houses more than 7 million artifacts. There will also be activities and presentations for visitors of all ages, including handcoiled pottery demonstrations and cookie excavations. Experts will also present a series of 20 minute lectures throughout the day. Topics include “Exploring Blackbeard’s Shipwreck: Queen Anne’s Revenge,” “The Legend of the Three Sisters” and “The Earliest North Carolinians.” For more information, go to www.rla.unc.edu/Ser vice/ NCArchDay.html.
Orange County art contest accepts children’s drawings The Orange County Partnership for Young Children is accepting entries for the 2009 Young Children Art’s Contest through Oct. 30. The contest accepts submissions from children aged six months to six years. They must be original drawings in accordance with this year’s theme, Family and Community. After an opening event at the Carrboro ArtsCenter, up to 15 of the works will be displayed at sites throughout Orange County.
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would use the donation wisely. “We have an extraordinary amount of confidence in Dean Folkerts and the school of journalism,” Thorp said. “Our goal is to produce innovation, even at a time when it seems impossible.” Felts’ attorney, Cowles Liipfert, said his client and friend trusted the University to spend the money effectively. “He said the school could come up with a proposal and the details could be worked out with friends,” Liipfert said. “We tried to communicate what the important things to Reese were.” Felts graduated from UNC in 1952. He worked as a radio and television broadcaster for WSJS — now WXII — in Winston-Salem until he retired in 1980. In 1996, Felts established an
annual scholarship of $3,000 for electronic communication students in the journalism school. second centur y of the UNC “He loved radio and television, By Lyle Kendrick staff writer School of Journalism and Mass loved communication and, by God, The UNC School of Journalism Communication,” Folkerts said. he loved this school,” said Felts’ and Mass Communication has She added that the school hopes friend Cash McCall, who served received the largest gift from an to begin developing the newsroom with him in the Air Force. individual in its 100-year history. this January and begin using it Liipfert said Felts wanted to Alumnus Reese Felts left the next fall. leave a meaningful gift to the school $3.5 million upon his The school is planning to make school that would reflect his love death earlier this year, announced the newsroom a resource for news for journalism and school pride, Je a n Fo l ke r t s , d e a n o f t h e production and a research center as well as help the school keep up School of Journalism and Mass for studying a variety of media with a changing job market and Communication, in a ceremony audiences. new technology. Wednesday. Folkerts said money will be “He was very aware of the revoThe school will use the funding saved on its construction because lution happening to the business,” to create a new professorship and the room only lacks equipment and Liipfert said. By Andy Thomason transform a Carroll Hall classroom furniture. “He wanted the school to be Staff Writer into a 24-hour newsroom to be Further plans for the professorflexible in moving forward.” The number of liquor law used by students and faculty from ship and newsroom are still being and drug infractions on campus all tracks of the school. decided. Chancellor Holden Thorp Contact the University Editor jumped between the years 2007 “ This is a gateway to the said he was confident the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. to 2008, according to the annual Security Report released Thursday by the UNC Department of Public At left, the cogeneration facility’s smokestack rises into the Safety. But these statistics are not indicsky. But you won’t see any smoke coming out of it. Staff ative of larger trends in campus members said that would be a sign of abnormal pollution. crime, said Randy Young, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety. “The report could be misleading in certain areas,” Young said. The report made available crime statistics for the campus, Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities from 2006 to 2008. It also includes descriptions of campus crime-fighting programs as well as campus policies regarding law enforcement. “This report allows people to partner with us in enhancing the level of security on campus,” Young said. Among rates that rose significantly in 2008 were those of liquor law disciplinary references on campus, which jumped from 202 in 2007 to 294 last year. The report also found that: n Arrests for liquor law violations in residence halls rose from 17 in 2007 to 40 in 2008. n Drug-related arrests on campus rose from 20 to 34 in that time frame. n Forcible sexual offenses on campus decreased to four in 2008 from seven in 2007. n Burglary on campus fell from 12 in 2007 to five in 2008. Young said the methods of data collection used in making the report prevent it from being an accurate reflection of broader trends in crime or police enforcement. “We have not stepped up or diminished our enforcement of By Katie Oliver alcohol consumption on campus,” Dth photos/lauren Mccay staff writer he added. The UNC Cogeneration Facility has been getAbove is a view of the turbine building of the cogeneration facility Associate University Counsel ting a lot more attention than usual. located on Cameron Avenue. The plant produces steam and electricMary Sechrist, who compiled the Recent protests on campus against the use of ity by burning coal and serves about a third of UNC’s energy needs. statistics for the 2009 report, said coal have caused the public to turn its focus to the numbers are not perfect indicathe industrial site, which is on West Cameron tors of reality because police clasAvenue. sifications of crime types can be Activists have been encouraging the University inconsistent. to reduce coal consumption at the facility, which “It’s a little difficult for the produced 63 percent of campus greenhouse Chapel Hill police to come up with emissions in 2008. Plant managers said plans those statistics,” Sechrist said. are already in place to do so. “There’s always a certain amount The facility’s primary purpose is to produce of judgment in how you count it.” steam for the University campus and UNC Young said the Department of Hospitals. Steam is used for heating, cooling, Public Safety is encouraged by the sterilization, distilling water and making hot fact that major crimes mentioned water. in the report such as murder, motor The plant utilizes cogeneration to produce vehicle theft and burglary all fell or approximately 25 to 30 percent of all electricity remained low. used on campus through steam production, said However, he added that memRay DuBose, director of energy services. bers of the University community “It’s critical for the operation of the University should note that statistics regardand the hospital,” DuBose said. ing the most prevalent crime In order to produce the steam and electricity on campus — larceny — are not used across campus, the cogeneration plant burns “We run about a 99.8 percent reliability of steam to campus,” said Timothy
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Aucoin, regulatory compliance coordinator of UNC cogeneration systems.
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Ackland features abstract art in a new exhibit Central theme connects two galleries By Katy Doll Arts Editor
ing a visual and thematic bridge between the two galleries.
N.C. environmental groups The Ackland Art Museum will support energy legislation open its doors Saturday to display The avant-garde the treasures of its collection in an exhibit that promises to be a who’s who of abstract expressionism. Centered around the museum’s latest major acquisition, “Sentinel II” by Seymour Lipton, the exhibit is presented in two galleries displaying the avant-garde in one and guardians and heroes in the other. “The Guardian and the AvantGarde: Seymour Lipton’s Sentinal II in Context,” came about after Shirley Siegel gave the museum funds to purchase a piece in honor of her husband, Sidney. Emily Kass, director of the Ackland and co-curator of the exhibit, said the piece is particularly interesting because of the way Lipton shaped his sculpture, which is made of flat sheets of metal. “It allowed Lipton to sculpt it almost and create this armature,” she said of the metal. “And then he covered it with bronze, which he worked with his hands, so that gives it a very tactile sense.” Lipton’s statue rests on a podium —From staff and wire reports. in the middle of the exhibit, creat-
The Clean Energy Works campaign urged comprehensive clean energy legislation in a conference call Thursday morning. The American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 is pending in the U.S. Senate. The bill would fund clean energy technology and make companies and buildings more energy-efficient and oil companies more transparent. North Carolina groups included in the conference call included Environment North Carolina, the Conservation Council of North Carolina, O2energies, Inc., and N.C. Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake. Margaret Hartzell, global warming advocate for Environment North Carolina, said that clean energy action would create 50,000 jobs in North Carolina alone. “This broad coalition represents over 12 million Americans calling for action,” Hartzell said. “This is the answer to our struggling economy and protecting our climate.”
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The Ackland had a chance to go through its collection, pulling modern works that have not been displayed in years. This gallery displays some of the museum’s modern gems. “Here is a sampling of our 20th century collection, focusing on the avant-garde — artists who were looking at Picasso, at new ways of creating art, new styles,” Kass said of the gallery. Walking through the room, viewers get a glimpse of the importance of technology and progress, the advent of photography as art, the impact of cubism and abstract expressionism. Abstract expressionism is a movement marked by the importance of emotions and feelings more than subject matter. Hans Hofmann’s “Undulating Expanse” embodies this notion of the importance of color and shape to convey emotion. “He’s using these kinds of shapes that just flow out of his mind,” Kass said. “The gesture of the art-
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ist becomes much more significant than actually telling a story where one knows the beginning and the end.”
Guardians and heroes Entering the adjoining gallery, the viewer steps into a world of mythology from the ancient to the present. “A lot of abstract expressionists, Lipton included, were very interested in psychology and various kinds of mythology,” said Timothy Riggs, curator of collections and co-curator of the exhibit. Divided into four sections, the gallery tackles the concepts of guardians in life and death, women of power, conquest and sacrifice, and national heroes. The show includes work from as far away as ancient Egypt and eighth century B.C. Assyria. It also includes some familiar artists including Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Albrecht Dürer. Riggs said 20th century art often
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Seymour Lipton’s “Sentinel II” is the inspiration for the Ackland Art Museum’s latest exhibit, which opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 3.
presents viewers with images that not nailed down as a series of absothey are not intended to be able to lute facts that they have some of understand completely. their power,” he said. “You have these general ideas about the hero and the sentinel, Contact the Arts Editor and it’s precisely because they are at email@example.com.
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UNC grad hopes to o≠er a≠ordable bike rentals By Matt bewley Staff Writer
Hasan Abdullah’s bicycle was stolen on campus two years ago. And now, he wants to ensure other local bicycle owners don’t suffer the same fate. With WeCycles, the company he founded, Abdullah hopes to create a bike rental service on campus and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Abdullah said the program, if approved, would use 24-hour electronic kiosks where customers could swipe their One Cards or credit cards to rent bikes at an hourly fee. Yearly memberships would also be available. The prices aren’t set, but WeCycles director Ibraheem Khalifa said the hourly rate will be less than a cup of coffee. “We can’t tell you if it’s a large cup or a small cup,” Khalifa said. Abdullah, a Chapel Hill native who graduated from UNC last year,
said he has always wanted to help the town grow. The idea for WeCycles came to him during the summer of 2008. The following fall, Abdullah enrolled in Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Launching the Venture program, in which students and professors help aspiring entrepreneurs formulate a business plan and learn how to lure investors. Khalifa, an engineer, teamed up with Abdullah in March with hopes to design the company’s kiosks. At a Sept. 14 business meeting, Abdullah and Khalifa proposed their idea to members of the Chapel Hill Town Council. They need the town’s help in placing the rental kiosks near bus stops, greenways and bike lanes. The council referred the proposal to the town’s planning department. Mayor pro tem Jim Ward asked the two how their proposal would involve the Blue Urban Bike pro-
gram, which already loans bikes in Chapel Hill and Carrboro and is run by the ReCYCLEry. Although Abdullah hasn’t contacted ReCYCLEry director Chris Richmond about collaborating, Richmond said he is interested. “If we could strike a partnership that gets more folks riding, that’s going to improve funding for infrastructure — more greenways, bike lanes and better signage,” he said. Council member Jim Merritt said the board won’t vote on WeCycles until it has more details from the planning department. But that won’ t discourage Abdullah and Khalifa, who said they already hope to expand WeCycles to Raleigh. “There is no time of day when I’m not thinking about this project,” Khalifa said. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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an effort to give the most comprehensive care possible. “Who’s really going to win from this funding in the end is cancer patients,” said Ellen de Graffenreid, the director of communications and marketing at the Lineberger Center. Researchers said that they hope that the grant will allow the center to draw donations from independent sources and reduce its financial dependence on the University. This should provide the hospital with more autonomy and allow UNC to direct its funds elsewhere. De Graffenreid said she hopes the grant will enable the center to hire more scientists and produce more research related to genetics and cancer, with the ultimate goal of improving health care for North Carolina and the rest of the nation. “This has extraordinary potential to help us better understand and treat this disease,” Obama said in a press release Wednesday.
upon Tancredo’s. Tancredo cut his speech short after police used pepper spray to disperse protesters and a window was broken. Koch said she and the other protesters were simply voicing their opinions and did not force Tancredo to cut short his speech. When questioned by a panelist as to whether she believed certain voices should be stifled, Koch said that in some cases, they should. “I don’t feel their voices contribute to a civil debate or an intellectual climate,” Koch said. “I hope that students will self-organize to decide what is acceptable on a campus community.” Patel disagreed. He said the protest made some conservative students feel they couldn’t openly express their views on campus. Stevens, a UNC alumnus, said protesting is fundamental to expressing diverse opinions, but that Koch’s approach was a violation of Tancredo’s rights. He added that he was disappointed with both the manner by which the Tancredo protest was carContact the University Editor ried out and the way Koch’s arrest at email@example.com. nine days later was handled. Koch was arrested outside a classroom without prior notifica-
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supplier,” Hunter said. But increased enforcement hasn’t changed the number of cocaine users who end up at the recovery center crisis unit, Carmines said. While drugs like heroin and prescription drugs trend in fads, cocaine is almost always popular, he said. Cocaine withdrawal is psychological — not physical — but Carmines said he sees many repeat offenders. “All we can do is get them off the streets,” he said. “But it’s easy access everywhere.”
Sales become less obvious Peloquin said residents buy cocaine from dealers on the street, from sellers’ apartments or by delivery. Jennifer Watson, 23, lives in a recovery house and has met many former cocaine users on her path to sobriety. She and others at recovery houses said a trip off Rosemary Street can yield crack cocaine in a few minutes.
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tion of the warrant for her arrest. The charge of disrupting the peace was dismissed last month. “The University’s role should be to set a tone and a setting for civil discourse,” Stevens said. “Nobody benefits from this kind of situation on either end.” Sam Wardle, a senior journalism major, said he organized the panel to discuss civil protest on campus following the April 14 incident. “I knew they were all intelligent, reasonable and articulate people,” Wardle said. “We wanted to bring them together to show people they could hold a civil discussion.” Stevens said he considered the discussion vital for the University. “If we don’t have the ability to hear each other, then the value of the speech is lost because we’re not really listening,” he said. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. “For every dealer they take down, there’s another one springing up,” she said. Still, it’s not as bad as it used to be, Hunter said. Ten to 12 years ago, there were five or six corners on Rosemary Street and Merritt Mill Road where drugs were regularly sold, he said. “These days you don’t see as much of the open air market,” Hunter said, attributing the decline to strict police enforcement. Peloquin said he knew of about 30 cocaine dealers two years ago, but now he knows of fewer. “We’ve got quite a few that are on our radar,” Hunter said, and police track them throughout the region. In spite of declining numbers of known dealers and open drug trade, Hunter said the number of arrests has stayed about constant. “There’s really no way to truly know how much is out there,” Hunter said. Neither investigator was able to release the number of open cocaine cases. Both said investigations last long after an arrest. Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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David Meieran of Pittsburgh begins his protest of the G-20 while waiting for the Peoples’ March to begin. Meieran wore a polar bear mask to show support for the Pittsburgh City Council’s decision not to pass legislation that would ban people from wearing masks in Pittsburgh. “The G-20 lacks legitimacy,” Meieran said. “The small group of people who are responsible for the bulk of carbon emissions
shouldn’t be making decisions for the whole world.” The march was organized by the Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee and endorsed by several groups. Friday’s march was permitted, but protesters were arrested and dispersed Thursday and Friday nights in Schenley Park near the University of Pittsburgh campus. Contact the Photo Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OWASA increases water rates this month Staff Writer
Water conservation by the University is leading to higher water bills for residents, according to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority. Customers will see a 9.75 percent rate increase in October bills. An average household uses 5,000 gallons of water per month, which used to cost $68.24. After the increase, the average monthly bill will be $74.92, the authority’s spokesman Greg Feller said. Rate increases are not uncom-
mon when demand decreases. UNC started using reclaimed water, which is highly treated wastewater, instead of drinking water for non-drinking purposes. The campus chiller plants, which provide air conditioning, use the most reclaimed water, Feller said in an e-mail. This year, he said UNC will use 660,000 gallons of reclaimed water instead of potable water daily. OWASA needs to make up for that loss in revenue by charging more, Feller said. Junior Lauren Breedlove, who
Feller said that in the long run, water conservation should save money. He said that the system won’t need to expand as much or as soon and that OWASA can avoid the high cost of developing a new water source. “Water conservation extends the time in which our current water supply and treatment systems will be adequate to meet the community’s needs,” he said. Connection fees from new developments are another source of revenue for OWASA, but because people aren’t building much, the number of new connections is expected to decrease 70 percent by
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National and World News Al-Maliki unveils national alliance
Senior U.S. diplomat, Iran o∞cial discuss nuclear facilities, activity
BAGHDAD (MCT) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday unveiled his alliance for parliamentary elections in January, billing the ticket as a national, nonsectarian force to challenge a rival Shiite Muslim slate with support among the country’s religious authorities. The announcement ended weeks of speculation over whether al-Maliki’s State of Law block would join the Iraqi National Alliance, a more Islamist faction that includes the largest Shiite party and supporters of rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Al-Maliki appears to be seizing on voters’ disenchantment with the religious parties and positioning himself as the candidate who can reach across sectarian lines.
GENEVA (MCT) — A senior U.S. diplomat and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator met one-onone Thursday in Geneva in what appeared to be the highestlevel official contact between the countries since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. The meeting between Undersecretary of State William Burns and the Iranian, Saeed Jalili, took place during a break in negotiations at a villa outside Geneva among the United States, Iran and five other nations. It was announced by State Department spokesman Robert Wood, who offered no other details. Senior U.S. officials had said Wednesday that they’d use the sessions in Geneva to press Iran to pull back on its nuclear devel-
opment program, which Western governments charge is aimed at fashioning a nuclear weapon. The Burns-Jalili encounter is the latest attempt by the Obama administration to engage Iran, which Washington also has threatened with “crippling” sanctions if it doesn’t suspend the nuclear work. The State Department allowed, Manoucher Mottaki Iran’s foreign minister, to visit Washington on Wednesday, waiving regulations that usually confine Iranian diplomats within a 25-mile radius of downtown Manhattan. Mottaki didn’t meet with U.S. officials but visited Iran’s interests section, which is overseen by Pakistan, because the United States and Iran have no diplomatic relations.
Bernanke defends A super currency Obama slammed will weaken dollar for Olympics bid bank proposals WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . (MCT) — Federal Reser ve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke defended his proposals Thursday for consumer protection of mortgage and a mechanism to dismantle failed megafinancial institutions and said his plan would not create “toobig-to-fail” banks. The central bank faces major opposition from Democratic lawmakers who are drafting legislation to create an independent agency that would strip consumer-protection supervision and enforcement responsibility from the Fed and other bank regulators. Lawmakers have lambasted the Fed for failing to protect consumers from subprime and other types of problem loans.
WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . (MCT) — Russia and China are advocating the creation of a new super currency, which Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday would weaken the dollar if it were to be established. “It would weaken the dollar, and we would have to watch for any inflationary consequences of that,” Bernanke said during the question and answer segment of a House Financial Services Committee hearing. Bernanke added that the dollar is not at any immediate risk of losing its status as a reserve currency; however, he acknowledged that if the U.S. doesn’t put its “economic house in order,” risk could eventually grow for the U.S. currency.
WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . (MCT) — When President Barack Obama decided to go to Denmark, he hoped to win international support Friday for the U.S. bid for the 2016 Olympics to be in Chicago. He also generated a storm of criticism from the right at home. Some Republicans and rightwing commentators are saying it’s a waste of presidential time when he should be doing other things, such as deciding on an Afghanistan strategy. Some say Chicago is unworthy, calling it crime-ridden and filled with corrupt cronies waiting to line their pockets. Obama initially said he was too busy to go. No American president has traveled abroad before to present the U.S. Olympics bid.
Kristi McNair, a senior journalism major from Okinawa, Japan, sits in her Army ROTC uniform in the Student Union on Wednesday evening. McNair’s father and older brothers have also served in the military.
UNC system considered a ‘military-friendly’ place By Emily Ellis Staff Writer
A national magazine recently recognized four UNC-system schools for their military programs, making the UNC system one of the most “military friendly” public university systems in the country. Eas t Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, N.C. Central University and Western Carolina University were named in G.I. Jobs’ ranking of military-friendly schools, a publication devoted to helping service men and women find careers after the military. The list, put out annually, is based on a survey that evaluates certifications, programs and benefits offered to the military at universities, such as outreach programs, scholarships and discounts provided to active duty, veterans and military spouses, said Dan Fazio, managing editor for G.I. Jobs. Other public university systems with multiple schools on this year’s list include those in Pennsylvania and New York, Fazio said. The four universities recognized from the UNC system accept the GI Bill to help pay for tuition and also have programs to enhance the relationship between the university
and the military. Three of the four have ROTC programs. Kimrey Rhinehardt, vice president for federal relations for the UNC system, said a systemwide tuition policy allows active duty military and their families stationed in North Carolina to qualify for in-state tuition. Maj. Megan Mangan, recruiting operations officer for an ROTC partnership between Duke University and NCCU, said the way the program is designed could have contributed to NCCU’s recognition. The partnership allows students to be part of a diverse group, which adds a depth that other programs can’t offer, Mangan said. Jeff Netznik, military outreach associate director at ECU, said ECU’s proximity to bases such as the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and naval and marine base Camp Lejeune promote interaction with the military population. ECU offers classes on base that count for university credit and online classes that members of the military can take from anywhere. Netznik said he travels to the bases four days a week. The online program offers more than 60 degrees and certificates
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Chapel Hill needs space to park its future buses chase, said the town paid $450,000 Staff Writer for the 11-acre property. Chapel Hill needs more buses, “We have been trying to acquire but the town has no place to park the property for many years — them, Assistant Transit Director almost 10 years,” Heflin said. Brian Litchfield said. Chapel Hill Transit increased The sooner, the better ridership by 14 percent from July With new buses, the transit sys2008 to July 2009, giving 7.4 million rides for the 2009 fiscal year. tem will be more efficient, Heflin But no buses can be added to said. “The sooner we get it done, the meet future demands until Chapel Hill Transit finds someplace to better,” he said. Litchfield said Chapel Hill park them. A location was purchased for Transit has 99 large buses, not an expansion to Chapel Hill’s including the EZ Riders or tranoperations center, where buses are sit vans, which do not have a fixed parked and repaired, but plans to route each day. He also said they send out about develop it are still in the works, 80 buses every weekday morning, Litchfield said. Until the development is funded which leaves 19 buses behind. Some buses are out for repair, and approved, drivers have been parking buses in areas that are while others might only be out for not considered parking spaces, an oil or filter change, he said. “We’ll see upwards of eight to 10 Litchfield said. “We’re at that point where we down for any number of things,” know that we need more room,” Litchfield said. They regularly have about 10 he said. Litchfield said that any prob- buses to cover any problems that lems with bus efficiency are several might come up each day, but that’s years down the road but that plan- not enough, he said. Some days, the transit system ning takes time. runs out of extra buses, and riders are late for work or class. A place to park, someday When buses reach maximum The town of Chapel Hill recent- capacity, the transit system sends ly acquired a piece of land next to out “tripper” buses that pick up the operations center on Millhouse those who couldn’t ride the first Road to provide more space, said bus — especially along the J and Roger Stancil, Chapel Hill town D routes and other routes along manager. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. “The town recognized this need Litchfield said the RU route that and purchased property contigu- circles UNC used to need trippers, ous to the Town Operations Center but after the route was altered to for this purpose,” Stancil wrote in come every 10 minutes, the need an e-mail. diminished. Bruce Heflin, the assistant town If the operations center is manager who coordinated the pur- expanded, Litchfield said he would
Town o∞cials reject expansion property Cite parking, location issues By John Taylor Staff Writer
In a search for expansion property, the Chapel Hill police, fire, and recreation departments came up empty-handed this week. Chapel Hill Town Manager Roger Stancil released a memorandum Wednesday declining to purchase Dawson Hall, a site off of Interstate-40 with more office space. “The site was not a perfect fit — it’s incompatible” Assistant Town Manager Bruce Heflin said. The memo cites a lack of parking, incompatibility with zoning laws and the concern that the building is too far from the center of town. Town staff said that while the building itself is acceptable, the site does not have enough space to suit the workers and other Chapel Hill businesses. This decision poses a problem for the Chapel Hill Police Department, which expected to have a station in Dawson Hall. Twice as many people are working in the station at 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. than planned for when the building was constructed in 1981, Chapel Hill Town Council member Ed Harrison said. The size of the parking lot at the proposed site was a major factor in the decision to nix purchasing plans, Heflin said. When combined with police officers’ personal vehicles, the squad cars would fill up parking spaces, he said. The board considered ways
“We couldn’t all get to the same point at the same time.” Ed Harrison, chapel Hill town council, on getting different departments to agree on Dawson Hall
to avoid parking congestion at Dawson Hall. In his memorandum, Stancil said police vehicles could park further away or officers could take squad cars home. But the Town Council concluded there is not enough time to fix details to establish Dawson Hall as a permanent site, Heflin said. “We couldn’t all get to the same point at the same time,” Harrison said, referring to the different town departments. Some said the location wasn’t central enough. The current police station is by the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Hillsborough Street, but Dawson Hall is on the outskirts of town. “The location is a bit too remote for our departments,” Heflin said. The town also would have to obtain a special use permit for the site. This leaves the police department still in need of a new station. “Our priority is to get better space for these departments,” Harrison said. Departments will have to make due with the current facilities until the council discusses the subject again in November.
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coal, fuel oil and natural gas. Tim Aucoin, the plant’s regulatory compliance coordinator, said the facility monitors all pollutant emissions, but only nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxide — key components of ozone depletion and acid rain — are regulated. “Carbon dioxide just isn’t a monitored gas yet,” he said. Laura Stevens, a representative from the national Sierra Club’s “Moving Campuses Beyond Coal” campaign, said carbon dioxide should be monitored, and that in 2007, the plant emitted 320,000 tons of global warming pollutants. “That’s like having over 50,000 cars on the road,” she said. The Sierra Club’s program collaborated with UNC students to protest the cogeneration plant’s practices. The protest, held in the Pit on Monday, gathered 280 supporters to voice their opposition to the burning of coal. Sara Mishamandani, a junior, was among those protesting. “A lot of people didn’t even realize we have the plant on campus,” she said. “Their eyes were opened up by the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.” DuBose said the University is committed to reducing the plant’s carbon footprint.
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The Daily Tar Heel
friday, october 2, 2009
Tar Heels out to bounce back Haydel carries UVa. has won last three games By Chris Hempson Assistant Sports Editor
Virginia vs. North Carolina (0-3)
Kenan Stadium, 12 p.m.
HEAD-TO-HEAD UNC rush vs. UVa front seven
UNC was stifled for just 17 yards last week at Georgia Tech. UNC looks to get back on track against the No. 11 run defense in the ACC. Ryan Houston is a good bet to score multiple short-yardage touchdowns. Edge: UNC While Virginia is not good defensively, their
has not been the issue, as they UNC pass vs. secondary have posted decent numbers. To be fair, UVa secondary most teams haven’t tested them, with running lanes aplenty.
UVa rush vs. UNC front seven
UVa. hasn’t averaged more than 1.8 yards per carry against a FBS opponent. Going up against an agitated UNC defense that is still smarting from Ga. Tech’s stampede, UVa. might be lucky to average that. Edge: UNC
UVa pass vs. UNC secondary
The Cavaliers’ passing has gained traction ever since they turned the reins over full time to Jameel Sewell. UVa.’s best chance is in a shootout, but UNC’s defense should be ready to go. Edge: UNC
Jimmy Howell outshines Grant Schallock as punter, but Schallock doesn’t have to worry about Bruce Carter, who still hasn’t grabbed a punt yet this year — but he’s been close. Edge: UNC
The Bottom Line — North Carolina 31, Virginia 17 Compiled by Louie Horvath
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Kennedy Tinsley (36), Kendric Burney (16) and North Carolina look to bounce back from last week’s 24-7 loss to Georgia Tech against Virginia.
Even with a 0-3 record, even with a loss to a Football Championship Subdivision opponent and even after only averaging 1.8 yards a carry in its last game, UNC coach Butch Davis still thinks Virginia is a very dangerous team. “This is one of the things we try to do with our players is, ‘Look at them,’” he said. “‘Don’t read the newspapers. Don’t listen to talk radio. Look at them.’ And the film says this a talented, good football team.” And though many will disagree with such an assessment — especially after the Cavaliers’ subpar start — Davis sees a physically gifted football team. He sees UVa. quarterback Jameel Sewell. “He’s very, very athletic,” Davis said. “He moves in the pocket well. He throws on the run well. He’s dangerous because he can extend plays.” Last year against the Tar Heels, then-junior Sewell didn’t see any action. And at the beginning of this season, that trend didn’t seem likely to change. But with the struggles of Marc Verica and converted quarterback Vic Hall, Sewell has started the past two weeks. He managed just 120 passing yards and was sacked eight times in his first game against Texas Christian University — although he did throw for two touchdowns. Still, such struggles wouldn’t last long. The following week, Sewell’s statistics exploded. Again, he tossed two touchdowns, but this time, he combined the effort with 312 aerial yards. “You watch the plays he made against Southern Miss, where everybody was covered, and he would tuck the ball away. He would always keep drives alive,” Davis said. Virginia’s new offensive coordinator, Gregg Brandon, has transitioned the team’s playbook to a more spread-option offense, which looks like a much better fit for Sewell. It’s allowed Sewell to line up in the shotgun and gives him the option to run.
DTH ONLINE: E.J. Wilson talks about Saturday’s game at daily tarheel.com/multimedia.
“One of the things we try to do with our players is ‘Look at them. Don’t read the newspapers.’” Butch Davis, head coach And as North Carolina’s defense struggled with Georgia Tech’s Josh Nesbitt, a run-oriented quarterback who racked up 97 rushing yards last week, it would seem that UNC might be worried. “Not so much because there are a lot of teams around the nation that run a pretty similar offense,” cornerback Kendric Burney said. “We got to play with a little bit of a chip on our shoulders. We’re not real happy about this loss. As a veteran defense, as a lot of veterans on this team, we know exactly what we need to do to bounce back.” The same can be said for UNC as a whole, as the Tar Heels will be looking to avenge three straight losses to the Cavaliers. And according to North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates, that fact is not lost on the team. But either is the loss to Georgia Tech — which UNC hopes to remedy this weekend. “A lot of guys on the team kind of have a bad taste in their mouth,” Yates said. “The expectations for ourselves and this team going into the season, we didn’t see ourselves losing so early. A lot of guys on the team are pretty angry and pretty pissed off.” Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UNC to victory By Scott Powers Senior Writer
Junior outside hitter Suzanne Haydel is once again a primary weapon for the North Carolina volleyball team after struggling to earn playing time early in the season. North Carolina trailed Maryland 20-23 in the second set Thursday after dropping the first set. But three kills and an assisted block by Haydel led UNC to a 27-25 comeback. “We found a go-to player tonight in Sue Haydel,” coach Joe Sagula said. Haydel’s production saved the Tar Heels from what could have been a devastating loss to the Terrapins as UNC went on to win the match in four games: 21-25, 2725, 25-17 and 25-17. Haydel recorded 21 kills and showed remarkable efficiency, making only two errors in 50 attacks. “Sue’s maturing and seeing the game better,” Sagula said. The Tar Heels haven’t lost at home to the Terrapins, who were 2-18 in conference play last year, since 1997. After starting in 30 of the team’s 33 matches last season, Haydel recorded only 57 kills in the first nine matches this fall. Newcomers Branagan Fuller and Emily McGee began to earn more playing time during those early games. Haydel acknowledged that it was frustrating to watch the action from the sidelines. “I’m one of the upperclassmen. I really want to lead my team to a victory,” she said. But Haydel has come on since UNC’s home tournament, recording 53 kills in the four matches since.
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DTH ONLINE: UNC’s early season lineup changes paid off Thursday night. The Tar Heels struggled to put the ball away early in the match Thursday. Sagula said the Terrapins were playing deep defensively and not allowing many kills. “They were digging balls left and right,” Haydel said. UNC adjusted their offensive game plan in the second set, tipping more often instead of swinging away. The Tar Heels found holes in Maryland’s defense shallow in the court. UNC took the momentum from their second-game comeback into the third game. “Sitting in the locker room, we all just looked at each other knowing we were going to get this done on our home court,” Haydel said. The Terrapins came out after the break playing more shallow on defense, and the Tar Heel outside hitters made them pay. UNC won the third and fourth sets by identical scores to improve to 2-1 in conference play. “Once we had them moving up, we were just unstoppable,” Haydel said. Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
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Here’s to unity through good eats
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Keep Wendy’s away from UNC, embrace local foods
ne day last week, I received a message from one of my friends telling me that she and two of our other friends had picked up Mellow Mushroom in Durham for dinner. I was SO jealous — that pizza is killer. There are good pizza places in New Orleans too, but nowhere that I’d drive 20 minutes each way for without a second thought. Then, a few nights ago, another friend texted me that she had just gotten home from The Loop. And their Oreo milk shake had been excellent, per usual. My response : “GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC.” Having not had one of those excellent Oreo shakes since last summer, she knew that I would just about kill for one right now. My friends had sent me joyous messages about the great food they knew how much we had enjoyed from certain Chapel Hill restaurants. And they knew that thinking of those places would remind me of the good times we’d had together while frequenting them. This year’s book selection for a program in New Orleans fits in exactly with this theme of food and place. Every fall, the Young Leadership Council partners with the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans to sponsor “One Book, One New Orleans,” a community-wide campaign for literacy. This community program aims to bring residents of New Orleans together through the shared experience of reading the same book during an annual reading period. This year’s selection is “Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table,” by Sara Roahen. I hadn’t honestly given the book and its message of using a city’s food culture as a way to feel at home in a new place too much thought after reading a few reviews of it in August. However, as I reminisced over just how often in the last few weeks my friends in Chapel Hill had mentioned eating at our local favorites, I understood how true the message of “Gumbo Tales” really is. We, the students of UNC, think of the food we eat and the restaurants that we frequent as an important part of our experience in Chapel Hill as a whole. Needless to say, New Orleans has amazing food as well. From overstuffed fried green tomato and shrimp rémoulade po’ boys to beignets to the fact that it’s acceptable to cover 99 percent of foods consumed in this city in Tabasco, New Orleans cuisine is something to write home about. It’s something that people are very passionate about, from locals to transplants to those who have only visited New Orleans for a weekend but still blabber to their families and friends about how great the city’s Cajun food was. In all of those instances, the force that brings people together and allows them to relate to each other is food. However, it can be just about anything that draws people together, from food to sports to being alumni of the same college. What matters is that this thing is a rallying point around which people with different backgrounds and different interests otherwise can all gather and find some common ground.
Measured response apt Report and response from Chapel Hill Police Department show competence in Brown incident
he steps the town of Chapel Hill has taken to investigate Charles Brown’s allegation of racial profiling proves that it understands the severity of such allegations. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recognizes this. And it should argue the town’s report on its merits, rather than reflexively dismiss it. The report — written by Police Chief Brian Curran — details the results of the town’s investigation into the detention of Charles Brown, which the NAACP claims was racially motivated. It provides a measured response that contrasts sharply with the hyperbolic, emotional language used by the NAACP in its complaint to the town. T he repor t shows that
Brown looks similar to Cumun Fearrington, the man for whom police mistook Charles Brown on June 1. And audio recordings clock the time of the encounter at 16 minutes. The NAACP alleged it lasted “almost an hour.” Michelle Cotton Laws, president of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro branch of the NAACP, said the town’s report was “tainted with bias from the start.” Internal investigations deserve scrutiny because they are conducted by the organization in question. But they do not deserve to be dismissed out of hand. Assuming racism in Brown’s detainment and bias in the town’s report as foregone conclusions is no way to make progress on this issue. The report also gives two suggestions to provide greater
accountability in the future: All patrol cars should have videos to document incident, and incident reports should be written whenever similar detentions occur. While Laws agreed with the suggestions, she said the larger issue is the fact that the report does not rectify the fact that she feels Brown was racially profiled. “This is by no way a dead issue, in any way, shape or form,” she said. Brown and the NAACP are free to disagree with the report. But if they choose to dissent, they need to counter the town’s well-reasoned report with sound evidence — not hyperbole. Race is a sensitive and polarizing issue. The town appears to be trying to address it calmly and rationally. The NAACP should follow suit.
Defend cyber space University should work quickly to update ITS policies on cyber security in light of recent attacks at UNC
he University needs new cyber-security policies. Information Technology Services has proposed policy solutions, but they haven’t been enacted yet. They should be put into place as soon as possible. The announcement that one of the University’s databases at the School of Medicine was breached — exposing personal information on 236,000 women — makes the situation urgent. William Cameron, the assistant vice chancellor for information security, said the ITS proposals would standardize cyber security across campus and could prevent future breaches like the one at the medical school.
The proposals are set to be presented to the Faculty Council on Oct. 9. Some might not want to implement these policies because of the money required and the complexity of technological issues. But it is imperative that the council approve these polices and advance them to the next stage of review. Cameron said that policies take time to implement and that many of the ITS proposals require resources. That means faculty might have to set aside money in their research funds for security. The sooner they know how much money they have to set aside, the better. Plus, without good cyber
security, the University risks losing the trust of anyone whose information is stored in its systems. The breach at the medical school even caused concern that the University could lose research funding. Let’s not go down that road. But Cameron said the 26.6 million cyber attacks the University defended itself against in 2008 aren’t going away. Hackers won’t stop hacking, and the security problem won’t be fixed without concerted efforts and resources. ITS has proposed thorough security policies. The Faculty Council should approve them, and the University should implement them soon.
Start up the bus
Try Transit Week was great way to promote and encourage public transportation in the Triangle
ry Transit Week was a great way to get the community involved in practicing sustainable transportation habits. Although the official week of events wraps up today, local residents should still make buses a favored mode of transportation. Triangle Transit and other local transportation systems created the event to encourage others to protect the environment reduce dependency on foreign oil and improve the overall quality of life. The weeklong program comes to a close today, but ideas that it promotes will hopefully resonate within the
community as a whole. The program featured events such as Rider Appreciation Day, where Triangle Transit rolled out the ice cream truck, along with music and prizes, at the Regional Transit Center on Slater Road in Durham. Other perks and events included free rides on Triangle Transit for those riding bicycles to the stop and a scavenger hunt for those following Triangle Transit on Facebook and Twitter. To d a y i s O p e r a t i o n s Appreciation Day, featuring comment cards on Triangle Transit buses. The Triangle area is already seeing a greater reliance
on public transportation as Triangle Transit ridership reached an all-time high at the end of June. And ridership on Chapel Hill Transit buses, which are free, is up 15 percent since last year. With events like this one, the transit system continues to encourage others to partake in a more sustainable way of life. Great public transportation has been the hallmark of the triangle area that has contributed to a better a way of life. The level of ridership and programs like these also demonstrate the rise of the transit system in general. That’s something the area can be proud of.
TO THE EDITOR: Concerning the possibility of opening a fast food restaurant on campus, I oppose. If this University is serious about promoting healthy living habits, how then can we stand by and allow administrators and food industry consultants to control our food choices? I know she has cute, freckled cheeks and a darling set of pigtails, but Wendy can stay away from the University. And Dave Thomas too, may he rest in peace. I urge all students who care for themselves, this University, health insurance costs, and a myriad of other things interrelated to food choices on campus to stand up and be counted. The Fair, Local, and Organic Foods student group and others are no doubt in opposition, but others must make their voices heard. Call Chancellor Holden Thorp, e-mail the fire department, whatever. Go by Surplus Sids and pick up some pants. This is unacceptable. As an alternative, the administrators in charge of this project should seek broad, deep input from all parties involved. Foot traffic and cheap calories be damned. We need real food. Now. Tim Wander UNC ’09
Column disregarded all principles, law in argument TO THE EDITOR: In his column titled “Make ‘access’ meaningful” (Sept. 30), editorial board member Christian Yoder argues why illegal immigrants should be able to pay in-state tuition. I am a full-time international student here at UNC. Like all other international students, I pay the significantly larger outof-state tuition. I am appalled at how Yoder wants to change the rules only for one group of people, displaying a complete lack of principles. It is ridiculous that illegal immigrants should get special treatment. Illegal immigrants are not legal residents of this state. They have to face the consequences of that. If they don’t like it, they can go to school somewhere else. In their defense, Yoder puts forth the argument that since they actually pay sales and property taxes, they should fall in the category of citizens that reside legally in the state. May I remind Yoder that the international students who have come to this state also pay sales and property taxes on our cars and residences. So if you follow his argument, then we should also get in-state tuition since we contribute to the state’s revenue. These pro-immigration advocates need to stop throwing away all principles of law and common sense, but rather focus their efforts on national immigration reform. The only way to solve the immigration issue is a national reform. The solution in a democracy is rarely to give special treatment. Marius Lorentzen Senior Economics , Political Science
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Kvetching board kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain To whoever sent the e-mail to the seniors’ listserv and said N.C. was “2ndth” in the competition for getting new books: Maybe we should donate them to you instead. Dear football players: Why is it that I see you at almost every party, but at the football games you don’t show up? UNC: We don’t want a Wendy’s. We gottawannaneedagetahavea Bojangles’! To the suitemate who always listens to classical music: Your sophistication can get really annoying at 3 a.m. If you’re a sophomore and still replying to listservs saying, “Take me off this listserv,” your admission to Carolina should be revoked. Dear guy handing out socialist propaganda in the Pit: Don’t you find it ironic that your papers weren’t free? Dear automatically flushing toilets at Rams Head: I’m not done yet. No, still not done. Nope, still not — seriously now, stop it. To the ginger dude that works morning shift at the post office: SMILE. Your life can’t be that bad. Dear freshman (I hope): That “big square thing” you are talking about is more commonly called the quad. Please use that name from now on. Dear couple making out at Top of Lenior on Thursday at 12:15 p.m.: The study rooms on the 8th floor of Davis have a more romantic atmosphere. No, kid next to me that missed what the teacher said because you and your girlfriend were just tickling each other in a lecture hall, I will not let you copy my notes from the past few minutes. To the cute boy on my hall: Quit undressing me with your eyes. I know you have a girlfriend. Dear Blackboard: Why are you so needy and force me to close all my browsers JUST to logout? Next, are you going to start sending me e-mails asking me why I haven’t said “I love you” yet? Guy selling magazines: Lacking extra money to spend doesn’t make me a jerk. If you want to go to Spain that badly, get a real job. It may be getting chilly outside but 65 degrees does not mean its time to break out the Uggs. I thought I saw a mouse in the bathroom, but it was just a girl kicking a huge hair clump from out of the shower. To the two guys on the Robertson bus: 1) Yes, they do speak Greek in Greece, and 2) just because you like Lebanese food does not mean that you are qualified to study abroad. To the kid picking his nose in the front of the class: We can all see it when you eat them. Send your one-to-two sentence entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line ‘kvetch.’
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