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friday, november 20, 2009
city| page 3 DIRTY JOBS Harold Scarborough has a thankless job: a town refuse collector. He specializes in taking care of items like dead animals and toilets.
Trustees approve 5.2 percent hikes BY Eliza Kern
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RUNNING FOR EVE The second Eve Carson Memorial 5K will take place Saturday. Organizers said it is projected to be the largest 5K in UNC history.
city | page 4 GET MONEY A radio telethon at UNC Hospitals on Thursday raised more than $1 million for the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Country stars like Jake Owen attended to show support.
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Burney at peace with decision to leave baseball By David Reynolds Senior Writer
In the minutes leading up to practice, North Carolina’s football players can always count on hearing a couple of numbers being discussed while they stretch. The digits are part of a game — a bet between coach Butch Davis and cornerback Kendric Burney. “We always chide each other,” Davis said. “How many balls can you get your hands on today in practice? He’ll throw out a little side bet. He’ll say, ‘I’ll get 10 today, I’ll get 12 or whatever.’” The stakes? “Absolutely nothing,” Burney said with a laugh.
Well, not quite. Burney’s competitive nature won’t let him lose if pride is on the line. “He’s like a statistician,” cornerback Charles Brown said. “If Coach Davis goes up and asks him how many balls we’ve got our hands on, Kendric’s going to know.” Davis and Burney started their “bets” five games into the season, when UNC sported a 3-2 record and struggled to force turnovers. UNC had forced just seven turnovers at that point in the season. In the five games since, UNC’s defense has produced 15 turnovers and improved its record to 7-3. Burney starred in the Tar Heels’ 33-24 upset against No. 12 Miami, notching three
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LOSING A VOICE Leaders say the departure of N.C. Sen. Tony Rand could have a negative impact on the University and UNC system.
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While Burney, a junior, is comfortable enough to joke with Davis now, last year he wasn’t nearly as content. The Jacksonville, N.C., native arrived in Chapel Hill with the intention of focusing most of his attention on baseball rather than the gridiron. But Burney found himself on the baseball team’s bench while he was starting at cornerback.
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Kendric Burney picked off three passes in UNC’s 33-24 win against Miami. He left UNC’s baseball program after his freshman year.
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UNC survives late OSU rally By Mike Ehrlich Senior Writer
NEW YORK — In Nor th Carolina’s biggest challenge this year, its best player was limited to the role of spectator for long stretches of the game. But with forward Ed Davis in foul trouble all night, everybody else stepped up for No. 4 UNC in its 77-73 win against No. 15 Ohio State in the 2K Sports Classic. And though the Buckeyes (2-1) turned the game into a nail-biter in the final minutes with a late flurry, UNC (4-0) held them off with a couple crucial free throws. While Ohio State struggled for most of the night to find its shooting touch, the youthful Tar Heels
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demonstrated poise under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. “I liked our competitiveness tonight,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “The first two games we were OK, but last time (against Valparaiso) we weren’t very tough physically or mentally. And I think we were tonight.” They also showed an ability to play 11 players and not miss a step. Davis sat out the last 4:09 of the first half, as well as more than 11 minutes in the second half. Like
any potential top-10 draft choice, he was missed — but not sorely. Deon Thompson led the Tar Heels with 15 points and twelve rebounds. Will Graves (14), Marcus Ginyard (13), and Larry Drew II (11) joined him in double digits. They weren’t alone. Nine out of 11 UNC players who logged minutes found the scoring column. UNC’s bench outscored OSU’s by a 17-12 margin. “I think we did a much better job tonight of just competing out there,” Ginyard echoed. In the first half, the Buckeyes hit every part of the basket but the
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On the same day the University of California system voted to increase undergraduate tuition by an unprecedented 32 percent, UNC administrators voted for a tuition proposal that demonstrated their resistance to high tuition. The UNC Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday morning for a 5.2 percent tuition increase for all undergraduate students, bringing to a close campus discussions over the proposed hike. If approved by UNC-system President Erskine Bowles, the system’s Board of Governors and the state legislature, the proposal would increase resident tuition by $200. For nonresident students, undergraduate tuition would increase by $1,127, and graduate tuition would go up $732. But many trustees voiced concerns about the impact of the University’s low tuition rates compared to other schools on the quality of education the school can provide in the future, especially in the face of uncertain state revenues. “I am really, really concerned about what we’re doing with tuition,” said John Ellison, who has served as a trustee since 2003. “There is a huge disparity between our tuition and that of our peers.
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interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
BURNEY BY THE NUMBERS
Miller Hall will be torn down to make way for a steam tunnel renovation project.
UNC President Frank Porter Graham gives the keynote address at the first Southern Conference for Human Welfare in Birmingham, Ala. Some object, saying the group promoted integration.
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Larry Drew II directs UNC’s defense during No. 4 North Carolina’s 77-73 win against No. 15 Ohio State. Drew scored 11 points and had eight assists.
UNC faces loss of funds Endowment falls by $440 million BY Andy Thomason Staff Writer
The value of UNC’s endowment dropped almost $441 million in the last year, a loss that could impact the number of scholarships and professorships offered. Jon King, president of the UNC Management Company Inc., said it will take several years for the school to recover from this sharp drop in the University’s finances. The fund dropped 19.6 percent between July 2008 and July 2009, from $2.22 billion to $1.78 billion, according to the company. “The 2009 fiscal year has been the worst fiscal environment for college endowments ever,” King said in a presentation to the UNC Board of Trustees on Thursday. “When you face a 20 percent loss, it’s probably going to take a number of years to recover.” But UNC has fared better than many other universities, and King said he is confident in the fund’s long-term prospects. King said the endowment — a collection of investments that made up about 6 percent of the University’s budget in 2008 — directly suffered from the poor financial climate. The University uses the interest earned on the endowment to finance scholarships and professorships. The University earned $146.7 million from the investments in 2008. The amount earned on the decreased endowment has not yet been made public. UNC’s endowment funds are
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he sight of drying clothes is raising concerns in Perkasie, Pa. Town officials have been cracking down on residents who line-dry their clothes outside. Carin Froehlich, a 54-year-old resident, received a call from a town official asking her to take down her clothes and two anonymous notes requesting that she at least take her underwear off the line. Froehlich, along with other drying advocates, are represented by Project Laundry List, a group that argues that line-drying clothes outside saves money and energy. Florida, Utah, Maine, Vermont, Colorado and Hawaii all have laws restricting what local authorities can do about residents who dry their clothes outside. NOTED. A Spanish study shows that drinking alcohol every day can decrease males’ risk of heart disease by more than a third. Those who drank less than one shot of alcohol a day reduced their risk of heart disease by 35 percent. Males who drank anything from three shots to 11 shots a day decreased their risk by an average of 50 percent. Unfortunately, women did not have the same benefits.
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QUOTED. “I’m not going to play with toys any more — I have a new toy now,” — Kordeza Zhelyazkova, a 11-year-old Bulgarian girl who gave birth during her wedding. Zhelyazkova was wearing her wedding dress and tiara when she arrived at the hospital to give birth. Zhelyazkova met her husband Jeliazko Dimitrov when he rescued her from bullies on the playground.
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Senior Rakhee Devasthali, left, argues with Student Body President Jasmin Jones about budget cuts and tuition hikes on Wednesday.
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Phi Mu cookout: Come enjoy a dinner of burgers, chips and dessert. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at door. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Phi Mu house, 211 Henderson St. Music on the hill: The UNC Baroque Ensemble will perform Cavalli’s 17th-century opera “L’Egisto” with UNC Opera. General admission tickets are; UNC students, faculty and staff pay $10. Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Hill Hall Auditorium
Saturday Education for Eve: The second Eve Carson Memorial 5k for Education will take place Saturday. Hosted by Greek organizations Pi Beta Phi and Phi Delta Theta, the race’s proceeds will be divided among a UNC scholarship in Carson’s name, Frank Porter Graham Elementary School and lit-
eracy organization First Book. Time: 8 a.m. check-in; 10 a.m. race begins Location: Polk Place in front of South Building Art show: Lake Hogan Farm will host a group of artists to promote art in the community while supporting the Peru Project, which aims to promote literacy, education and the arts for the children and their families in rural Peru. The show includes works of art for sale, Peruvian music, appetizers, chair massage and an opportunity to win quality works of art via a raffle. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Lake Hogan Farms clubhouse, Lake Hogan Farm Road Comic books: Join the UNC Library for a panel discussion about comic book collecting. Interact with the experts, get information on developing and preserving a collection and view dozens of rare, unique and popular comics. Panelists will include Libby Chenault, UNC Rare Book Collection librarian; Andrew Neal, owner of Chapel Hill Comics; and Ben Bolling, Ph.D. student in UNC’s English department. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Wilson Library, Rare Book Collection Reading Room Music: Engineers Without Borders will host a fundraising event at Johnny’s in Carrboro featuring the bands The Raspberry Ants and The Lasting Happiness. There is no cover charge, but a $5 donation is suggest-
ed. All the proceeds will go toward funding local and international development projects. Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Johnny’s, 901 W. Main St., Carrboro
Sunday Tea and chocolate social: This social is an informal way to learn more about food and how wine, coffee and tea pair with it. Chat with presenter Kit Conway of Tea Chi about how the food was prepared or about the beverages it was paired with. At this social, there will be tastings of six different teas paired with four different chocolates. RSVP at www.3CUPS.net or call 919-9688993. The event is $7.50 in advance or $10 at the door. Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 3 Cups, 227 S. Elliott Rd. Star Heels: The Star Heels dance team will perform jazz, ballet, tap, modern, hip-hop, lyrical and pointe pieces. The show will include guest performances from the Achordants and Carolina Vibe. Tickets are $4 in advance from any Star Heel or $6 at the door. Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Student Union Great 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.
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Students are creating a large mandala in the FedEx Global Education Center this week entirely out of recycled products.
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arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer after being stopped for a fictitious license plate at 12:35 a.m. at 201 S. Estes Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Abdulai Kamara was taken to Orange County Jail in lieu of a $1,500 bond, reports state. n A 46-year-old Chapel Hill woman was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest after attempting to hit someone with a brick at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the 100 block of East Franklin Street, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Deidra Carol Toomer was cited and transported to UNC Hospitals under an involuntary commitment order, reports state. n Someone stole a purse between 2 p.m. Tuesday and 4:41 p.m. Wednesday at the 200 block of West Franklin Street, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole $200 in cash, four debit or credit cards, a Social Security card and an N.C. driver’s license, reports state. The purse itself was worth $75, reports state. n Someone stole an exhaust fan motor and a disconnect switch
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between 10 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday from the roof of Penang Restaurant at 431 W. Franklin St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The exhaust fan motor was worth $500 and the disconnect switch was worth $100, reports state. n Someone broke the window of RBC Centura Bank at 101 E. Rosemary St. between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Damage to the window was estimated at $200, reports state. n Two cell phones were reported stolen at East Chapel Hill High School at 500 Weaver Dairy Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone stole an LG Envy cell phone worth $200 and $32 in cash from a gym locker between 2:05 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. Monday, reports state. Someone also stole an Apple iPhone worth $200 during a gym class between 11:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, reports state. n Someone stole a Blackberry phone worth $200 between 2:18 p.m. and 2:48 p.m. Wednesday from a construction site at 2000 Environ Way, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
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Due to a reporting error, Thursday’s pg. 3 city brief, “Holiday string lights will adorn downtown business,” incorrectly stated the cost of the lights, which totals $1,800. D u e t o a n e d i t i n g e r r o r, Thursday’s pg. 6 story, “AC/DC box-set a mixed bag of goodies and duds,” incorrectly stated that Backtracks is a two-CD, threeDVD set. The version reviewed by Diversions contains two CDs and one DVD. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.
Trustees award four Davie awards for service to UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp and members of the UNC Board of Trustees honored four N.C. leaders Thursday with the board’s highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award. Awarded for service to the University or society, this year’s Davie awards were given to Gov. Bev Perdue; Richard “Stick” Williams, senior vice president of environmental health and safety at Duke Energy Corp.; Fred Eshelman, founder of PPD Inc., and Richard Krasno, executive director of the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. Gov. Perdue was awarded for her commitment to public service. Before becoming the state’s first female governor, Perdue served as lieutenant governor for eight years. Williams, who served as the board’s first black chairman, was honored for his role in guiding tuition discussions and improving town-gown relations. Eshelman, who ser ves on the Board of Visitors for the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, was honored for his contributions to UNC, which include funding of professorships, scholarships and laboratory space. The board selected Krasno as a fourth recipient for improving the arts, Honors Program and faculty and building projects through his role at the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
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Flamenco dance sells out Noche Flamenca brings passion, skill By Emily Stephenson Senior Writer
Flamenco began as a outlet for cultural expression for repressed ethnic and religious groups during the Spanish Inquisition. Martin Santangelo, the artistic director for touring group Noche Flamenca, said that emotional experience is still central to the music and dance style now performed around the world. “It was a way to go on, to wake up the next morning and keep going,” Santangelo said. “If you’re really watching carefully, in each piece there will always be a cathartic moment.” Noche Flamenca will perform a sold-out show tonight at Memorial Hall as part of the Carolina Performing Arts series. The group — which Santangelo formed about 15 years ago with his wife, New York Dance and Performance award winning dancer Soledad Barrio — includes dancers, singers and guitarists. The group works with several different artists but some have been with Noche Flamenca for years. The company’s members are
based in Spain, but they have performed around the world, including a tour in Australia last summer. They also regularly perform in New York. Santangelo said flamenco was created by dozens of marginalized groups living in Spain, including gypsies, people of Arab descent and Jews. “Like any cultural movement when there’s a gigantic repression, people screamed out. The scream became flamenco,” Santangelo said. “The thing that’s so explosive about flamenco is that ... it really touches upon almost any human being anywhere in the world.” Marian Hopkins, a dance instructor in UNC’s department of exercise and sport science, said audiences should look for intricate rhythms and the interaction between the dance and music. But Santangelo said while flamenco requires technical skill — most of the dancers are ballet trained — it also focuses on conveying both male and female performers’ strength and intensity. He calls this quality “emotional storytelling.”
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Noche Flamenca, a group of dancers, singers and instrumentalists, will perform a sold-out show at Memorial Hall tonight. Kara Larson, director of marketing and public relations for CPA, saw Noche Flamenca perform in New York earlier this year and said that their emotional intensity engages audiences, even those who are new to flamenco. “Flamenco is one of those art forms that doesn’t bother with small emotions,” Larson said. “It’s
all about life and love and loss and passion and danger.” Noche Flamenca has not performed at UNC before, she said, so it came as a surprise that tickets went so quickly. The show sold out several weeks ago. Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Harold Scarborough, a refuse collector for the public works department of Chapel Hill, moves about 11 old toilets into his truck to take to the landfill. Along with cleaning dead animals off the roadways, Scarborough also picks up bulk waste at specified sites throughout the town.
A JOB HE CAN’T REFUSE Collects toilets, animal carcasses BY sarah glen staff writer
Section of Rosemary Street closes due to crane removal The stretch of West Rosemary Street between North Graham Street and Merritt Mill Road will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 7 a.m. Friday, due to the removal of the crane at the Greenbridge property. The removal is expected to be complete by 5 p.m. Saturday, and the street will reopen at 7 p.m. In the meantime, drivers can take detours on North Graham Street, Merritt Mill Road and North Roberson Street.
ASG will discuss tuition increases at Nov. meeting The UNC-system Association of Student Governments will hold its last meeting of 2009 this weekend at Appalachian State University. The group, which coordinates activities and communications between student government at the 17 UNC-system schools, will take a stance on 2010-11 tuition increases. A resolution opposing the $200 tuition increase mandated in the state budget is on the table. It also urges the N.C. legislature to go along with whatever increases are approved by the UNC-system Board of Governors in February. Last year, ASG proposed specific percent increases for each campus. The members were admonished by system leaders for inserting themselves in the debate too early, since at that time the campus tuition task forces had not yet made their recommendations.
Harold Scarborough has worked with the Chapel Hill public works department for about 20 years. Scarborough has collected interesting stories while on the job.
Harold Scarborough has seen a lot of strange things during his 20 years as a refuse collector for the town. But the 11 toilets filled with rainwater stacked amid a pile of garbage Thursday was an oddity even for him. “If something besides rainwater comes out of this, I’m going to s--t a brick,” Scarborough said. He smirked as he tossed the toilets in his truck, guessing that the discarded toilets were the result of an apartment renovation project. As a refuse collector for Chapel Hill, Scarborough’s job entails many activities that aren’t for those with light stomachs. Part of his job is dead animal removal — which involves clearing possums, raccoons and sometimes pets — from roadways within town limits. He said on average he clears about seven bodies a week, and deer are by far the most common carcasses.
Carson 5K race to break records 1,200 registered for Saturday run
Several campus groups will provide a host of entertainment opportunities this weekend. n The Clef Hangers, UNC’s oldest all-male a cappella group, will have a fall concert Saturday at Memorial Hall. Tickets are sold out. n Psalm 100, a co-ed Christian a cappella group, presents their concert “District Swine” tonight and Saturday in Carroll Hall 111. n Blank Canvas, UNC’s largest dance group, has a show Sunday. n UNC Glee Clubs will have concerts at 4 p.m. Sunday in Hill Hall. n UNC Opera will present Cavalli’s 17th-century opera “L’Egisto” with UNC Baroque Ensemble at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday in Hill Hall. n Star Heels will host its fall charity show at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Student Union Great Hall. n Modernextension will host a “Day of Dance” workshop Saturday at the Rams Head Recreation Center.
Of the calls made to the Public Works Department to remove the animals, a majority are made by people who smelled the carcasses while exercising outside, he said. “The smell is the worst in the summer, but you learn to cut your nose off,” he said. Scarborough said that sometimes deer are too decomposed to lift by hand, so a knuckle boom truck picks them up in a manner he compared to a crane game at an arcade. “You don’t want to fight buzzards over a deer; it’s theirs,” he said. When he’s not keeping the streets clean of animal remains, Scarborough is responsible for collecting white goods — large products that do not fit into dumpsters, such as couches or refrigerators. After he hoists the objects into his truck and gets to the landfill, he sorts them into categories based on building materials. It’s hard work, but Scarborough said he doesn’t mind. “It’s easier if I do it alone
because I know what I’m doing and I can work at my own pace,” he said. “I’m just glad to be working. It puts food on the table.” Scarborough, 47, who moved to Chapel Hill from Mississippi 30 years ago, lives with his wife on the outskirts of town. He also has a daughter in the Army who is stationed in Hawaii. He said he knows that some people appreciate his work, imitating a Scottish accent to recount a story of a pleasant Scottish woman who offered him a soda on a hot day. But not everyone is so kind, he said. “Some people will call to complain that one thing is left behind instead of to say thank you for everything we cleared away,” he said. As his first load of the day came closer to an end, a sweaty and tired Scarborough stood back to evaluate his work. “Will I drink to this later? Yes, I will.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
Last year’s Eve Carson Memorial 5K for Education was nothing short of a celebration. And on Saturday, the celebration will continue. “I remember laughing more than anything in the race,” said junior Hogan Medlin, who ran in last year’s 5K. “It felt like there were thousands of people there, and when we all began, it was just this big hoorah. It was extremely uplifting.” Following the period of mourning after Carson’s death in March 2008, the race, co-sponsored by Pi Beta Phi sorority and Phi Delta Theta fraternity, marked the first public attempt to celebrate the late student body president’s life. “You’re not running towards something idealistic, but towards a scholarship that’s going to help students,” said Medlin, who was close friends with Carson. “You’re able to help someone by commemorating someone else. That hits home more than just raising money for a foundation.” Registration numbers indicate that the race will be the largest 5K ever at UNC, with more than 1,200 people signed up as of Thursday. Junior Lauren-Kelly Devine, philanthropy chairwoman of Pi Beta Phi, said she recognizes the race as a unifying force throughout UNC. She said people are drawn to the race because of what Carson represented to the UNC student body. “It’s more than just a race,” she said. “It’s a celebration of Eve’s life, her legacy.” Senior Charlie Hicks, philanthropy chairman of Phi Delta Theta, agreed. “People don’t just come for the race,” he said. “They come for the cause.” Registration is $15 before the race and $20 on Saturday. Twothirds of the total proceeds of the marathon will go directly to Eve Marie Carson Memorial JuniorYear Merit Scholarship. In order to unite and rally the large group, there will be entertainment during the race day, such as musical performances, a silent auction and an award ceremony. “We’ve tried to make it a morning-long event instead of just a twenty-minute race,” Levine said. Medlin said he hopes the runners will join together, inspired by a young woman whose passion for service and devotion to her peers will never be forgotten. “I think that’s what Eve was all about,” he said. “Helping others reach their potential.” Contact the Features Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. ATTEND THE RACE Time: 10 a.m. Saturday start Location: South Building Info: educationforeve.com
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Students to honor transgender remembrance day LGBTQ Center will hold ‘die-in’ by amanda ruehlen Senior writer
Students will simultaneously fall to the ground at noon today in the Pit, symbolizing those who have been killed in the past year because of their gender identity or gender expression. Today is the 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. It concludes a weeklong effort the UNC LGBTQ Center has organized for transgender awareness. Terri Phoenix, director of the UNC LGBTQ Center, said the organization spent the week leading up to this event educating people - From staff and wire reports. about transgender communities
and experiences through speeches, panels and service projects. Today’s event, called a die-in, will memorialize the reported 101 transgender people killed this year. Eleven of these deaths were in the U.S., Phoenix said. Each person’s name will be read with a brief description of his or her life, and a flower will be placed on a student who has “died.” Maggie Carlin, a graduate student assistant for the LGBTQ Center, plans to participate and said she expects the die-in to bring up many emotions. “You’ve got blank minutes where you are doing nothing but thinking
about the person you are representing,” she said. The LGBTQ Center has honored this day of remembrance in the past, but Phoenix said this is the first year it has held a die-in. She also said she doesn’t expect to be able to represent all 101 deaths with a student volunteer who will “die,” but she said there will still be placards for all the names. “It is being a voice for those whose voice was taken away and don’t have the opportunity to speak out anymore,” said senior Angel Collie, who is transgender. “You never know when it could happen to you.” Collie said he recognizes how open-minded Chapel Hill is about the transgender community.
“I can’t forget about my trans siblings who do have to stay in these places that aren’t like Chapel Hill and face transphobia and fear on a daily basis,” he said. Carlin also said she hopes the week will improve awareness about transgender discrimination. One way to do this was through a service project called “C’mon, I Just Have to Pee.” On Thursday, students assisted the campuswide project, which helps document gender-nonspecific bathrooms on campus by plotting the ones around Polk Place and McCorkle Place. “One of the places on campus that consistently people feel discomfort or harassment is the bathroom,” Phoenix said. “Someone who
looks more masculine may encounter strange looks about being in the women’s bathroom.” Carlin said the end goal is to have a searchable map posted on the University Web site. “We will get a better estimate of which parts of campus are more comfortable and safe,” she said. In the town of Chapel Hill, there is no legislation about having to use the bathroom of your legal gender, Phoenix said. UNC made a commitment in 2006 that any new or refurbished buildings would have at least one gender-nonspecific bathroom added to them, she said. Contact the Features Editor at email@example.com.
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Phone bank beneﬁts Children’s Hospital More than $1 million raised for hospital BY Elizabeth jensen staff writer
Aaron Shah noticed his 4-yearold son Ahmad had a fever and decided to take him to the emergency room. Ahmad had H1N1, and later that August night, doctors told Shah his son might not see the next morning. “We are grateful to God that we live in Chapel Hill and that we live close by the hospital,” Shah said. On Thursday, Shah, Ahmad and Ahmad’s twin brother Aaron returned to the N.C. Children’s Hospital to retell their story during the N.C. Children’s Promise, a radio telethon and the hospital’s largest fundraiser. The Shahs joined about 40 other families who shared their stories on air, said Danielle Bates, the hospital communications manager. The radio telethon raised $1,007,594 in pledges and donations, nearly three times as much as Dance Marathon raised last year. Sixteen of Curtis Media Group’s radio stations and News 14 Carolina broadcast live from the lobby of the hospital to encourage viewers
to donate. A phone bank, staffed by volunteers, filled the lobby of the women’s hospital to receive listener donations. “When you have family and grandchildren, it makes you realize how important this is,” said Karen Cheek, a phone bank volunteer. Cheek answered calls from listeners for a two-hour morning shift. “They have been very giving, and they talk about how blessed they are,” she said. Corporate sponsors, doctors and nurses also talked about the importance of donations. “It is for the children of North Carolina by the community of North Carolina,” said Don Curtis, the CEO of Curtis Media Group. “We simply ask people to do what they can. These aren’t somebody else’s kids. These are our kids.” The first radiothon, held in 2002, raised more than $183,000, one donation at a time, Curtis said. “It became a pep rally for the hospital,” he said. “At that point, we were hooked.” The event has grown to include
live performances. Five artists, including country stars Craig Morgan and Jake Owen, took the stage in the lobby. The majority of the planning began in August, Bates said, but the event is always at the forefront of the staff ’s minds. “Months and countless hours go into the radio telethon every year,” Bates said. “It’s unpredictable the day of. You plan the best you can, and you cross your fingers and hope for the best.” As money came in, Aaron and Ahmad played in the lobby and talked into microphones. Ahmad, who spent two of three weeks at the hospital in critical condition, showed almost no signs of his recent illness. To better care for Ahmad, Shah resigned from his job as a computer analyst with the Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services. When Ahmad left the hospital, Shah had to teach him how to walk again, he said. “The only thing I could rely on were these awesome doctors and the grace of God,” Shah said. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron Shah and his 4-year-old twins, Ahmad and Aaron, talk about their experience at the N.C. Children’s Hospital and encourage viewers and listeners to send in donations. Ahmad spent three weeks in the hospital.
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“It’s not just good enough to come to America and get a good education,” she said. “It is also important to give back to our communities.” Student representatives from Duke University, N.C. Central University, East Carolina University and UNC will meet Saturday morning to discuss how to plan events and raise money for the programs in workshops. The sessions, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., will be open to members of the University community who registered in advance. In the afternoon, each college will present proposals related to health care, such as HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Senior Funmi Adefila, who was born in Nigeria and serves as the public relations officer for the organization, said students originally from Africa need to become more proactive. “I think it is a really unique opportunity to create our own service project,” she said. “We are closest to this situation because we are African.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UNC system could lose voice with Rand N.C. senator has protected system By Ross Maloney Staff Writer
With the departure of N.C. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, a vacancy will open in the N.C. General Assembly that could have a significant impact on the UNC system. Rand, who has served in the legislature since 1982, has repeatedly made the UNC system a top priority. He said he hopes his departure will not affect the legislature’s relationship with the UNC system. Rand announced his departure earlier this month. “It’s been North Carolina’s tradition to protect the university, and to value education and enlightenment,” Rand said. “Having a worldclass education available right here is what has separated us from the rest of the South.” Anita Watkins, vice president of government relations for the UNC system, stressed Rand’s accomplishments for higher education in the state. “Sen. Rand has had a profound impact on the university. He recognizes how integral the university system is to our state’s current and future success,” Watkins said. Dwayne Pinkney, assistant vice chancellor for finance and administration at UNC-Chapel Hill, listed UNC-CH accomplishments that he said Rand helped make possible — among them groundbreaking cancer research and a biomedical center.
He also helped ensure that the University received larger budgets in the face of enrollment growth. “Rand has his hand in any of the major legislative accomplishments of the last 10 to 15 years,” he said. N.C. Sen. Marc Basnight, D-Dare, pointed out Rand’s personal ties to UNC-CH. “Tony Rand has had a greater influence on UNC-Chapel Hill than anyone who has ever lived, outside of William Davie and the founders who created the school,” Basnight said in a statement. Schorr Johnson, Basnight’s communication director, said in an e-mail that in Rand’s years in the Senate, Rand helped double the UNC-system budget, procure $500 million for building expansion in 2008 and create the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. He was also the muscle behind the $3.1 billion schools bond in 2000, which has generated 88,000 state jobs, Johnson said. With Rand gone, there is both speculation and uncertainty about who will assume his role and carry the academic torch between the legislature and the UNC system. “That’s the issue — I don’t know who will stand in his place as far as having that kind of influence,” said N.C. Sen. Tony Foriest, D-Alamance. Pinkney said he hopes the newly appointed senate majority leader, Sen. Martin Nesbitt Jr., D-Buncombe, will continue
Former N.C. Sen. Tony Rand was an advocate for the UNC system for the past two decades.
“I don’t know who will stand in his place as far as having that kind of influence.” Tony Foriest, N.C. Senate in Rand’s legacy and preside over tough economic times with special attention to the system’s needs. UNC-system Chief of Staff Jeff Davies said it’s simply too soon to tell who will step up on the system’s behalf. It will become clearer once the legislature completes the upcoming term’s agenda in February or March. “I hope the legislature will continue to support it in same vein and spirit. It should certainly be one of the primary focuses of state resources,” Rand said. Basnight said he sees no immediate substitute for what Rand has meant to the UNC system. “The best Carolina ever gave is found in Tony Rand and we have no replacement. None.”
The Bead Store owner David Fernandez, left, and UNC senior Evan Smith joke around in Carrboro’s Carr Mill Mall. The Bead Store opened its doors Nov. 7 after renovations designed to make the space more inviting.
Bead store reopens, looks to expand into other art BY emily may staff writer
It all started when a Buddhist prayer bead rolled into a crack in the floor. David Fernandez was sitting on his friend’s porch when the necklace he was handling broke. Searching for a replacement, he went to The Original Ornament Contact the State & National bead shop at Carr Mill Mall in Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. August but found it closed. Curious, Fernandez said he called mall management to find that the store’s owner had abandoned the business this summer. So he decided to buy the business, hoping to use the furniture and beads left behind by the previous owner. “Everything was just here and abandoned,” he said. “The physical uncertain. plan was still here, the inventory Should the measure pass that and everything else.” initial test, lawmakers made it By October, Fernandez had clear Thursday that they’re bought the store and had formed ready for weeks of political a partnership with UNC senior warfare. Evan Smith, who was manager of “This is about the woman with The Original Ornament. high cholesterol, or the man with heart disease, or the child with hay fever who can’t get help,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. “That’s why we’re stopping insurance companies from deciding they’d simply rather not give health care to the sick.”
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AFGHANISTAN (MCT) — Hamid Karzai began his second term as Afghan president Thursday, under immediate pressure to surround himself with a respectable new Cabinet that can regain the trust of jaded Afghans by quashing corruption and build a reliable military to fight Taliban insurgents, who dominate much of the country. He showed defiance of U.S. demands to end corruption and to remove his cronies from power by inviting Abdul Rahim Dostum, who has been accused of war crimes, to attend the ceremonies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Facing a hail of criticism, Goldman Sachs’ top officer has offered a halting apology for the premier investment bank’s role in the subprime mortgage crisis that sank the nation’s economy. In a simultaneous move apparently intended to help repair its battered image, Goldman announced a $500 million program to invest in small businesses across the country. That’s 2.5 percent of the $20 billion in bonuses that Goldman is expected to pay its 31,000 employees next month.
The store, now called The Bead Store, opened its doors Nov. 7, taking the place of the shop that had been there for about 15 years, Fernandez said. Smith took the previous year off from school and worked full time at The Original Ornament. She had been promised ownership in the store before it closed in July, Fernandez said. They began renovations on the store with the goal of creating an inviting, creative atmosphere. “We wanted to create a space with light and volume and openness along with all the beautiful materials here that were conducive to having people create,” Fernandez said. They filled the store with wooden tables holding dishes of beads and decorated the walls with jewelry handmade by shop employees. The beads available include everything from vintage glass beads to oversized aquamarine stones. Fernandez, a studio artist, said he would like to incorporate other styles of art in the store, including
paintings and poetry readings. The new design also features an expanded “bead bar” where customers can work on bead projects, chat and receive help from staff. The bead bar is one of the changes that brought customer Liz Henao to the store Thursday. “I like that you can just come in and pick stuff out and make it,” she said. “I’ve been here every day this week.” Smith said that in order to stay competitive in beading, one must keep up with new fashions. “Succeeding in business is about staying on top of trends,” she said. Customers have commented on the business’s more spacious appearance, Fernandez said. But not everything has changed from the previous store’s layout. “There’s something friendly about this store,” Smith said. “We wanted to save that.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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UNC readies itself for NCAA play in 3 sports 2 teams playing on Fetzer Field Women’s soccer Last year’s tournament results: Beat Notre Dame 2-1 for the NCAA Championship. Record: 19-3-1 Game time, location, and opponent: 1 pm Saturday, Fetzer Field, against Maryland. Seed: 1 Round: Third Preview: Once again UNC returns to the dth file/Phong Dinh Sweet 16, aimE.J. Wilson, 92, and the UNC defense lead the ACC in scoring defense, yielding 16.2 points per game. T.J. Yates, 13, has overseen an offense that has ing for its 20th improved markedly in the second half of the season. The Tar Heels tallied an average of 28.2 ppg in these last five games — a 11.6 point improvement. NCAA title. The British player Tar Heels face Lucy Bronze has excelled in four th-seeded her first NCAA Ma r y l a n d f o r the third time Tournament. this season. In their first meeting, UNC came away with a 1-0 victory at College points in four of the five games. It second in sacks. be,” Davis said. By Louie Horvath Assistant Sports Editor scored 19 against Duke. “We talked about this as a team, “We knew it was going to be a Park in the final match of the regular season. With the last home game in The Tar Heels now must turn and we talked about this in a press meat grinder.” The two teams met again three Kenan Stadium behind them, the their attention to Boston College. conference four or five weeks ago UNC football team hopes to finish The Eagles (7-3, 4-2 in the ACC) — what a huge challenge the secContact the Sports Editor days later in the ACC Tournament, off the season in its current form. have extra motivation, as they are ond half of the season is going to at firstname.lastname@example.org. where UNC won 3-0 in the first round en route to its ACC After struggling in losses against only a Clemson loss away from Championship. Georgia Tech and Virginia, the Tar being in the driver’s seat for a bid The Tar Heels are coming off a Heels have responded with five in the ACC Championship. 1-0 first-round win against High straight strong efforts and emerged “It is a unique place to play, Point and a 4-0 rout of Georgia with four victories. Chestnut Hill,” Davis said. “It’s North Carolina vs. last weekend. Against those last five oppo- loud, so it should be quite a chalBoston College The winner of this match will nents, which included three of the lenge for our football team.” play in the quarterfinals next week top four passing offenses in the The key matchup of the game against either No. 2 South Carolina ACC in Duke, Florida State, and figures to be Boston College’s (7-3, 4-2 in ACC) (7-3, 3-3 in ACC) Alumni Stadium, noon or No. 3 Wake Forest. Miami, the Tar Heels yielded just offensive line against the defensive Key player: Freshman Lucy 284.8 yards per game. HEAD-TO-HEAD line of UNC. The Eagles’ line is a Bronze crossed the pond and has While the defense has done a phe- smashmouth unit which ranks in Ryan Houston has been a solid replacement dominated this postseason, with two nomenal job of keeping the game the ACC’s top four in both sacks UNC rush for Shaun Draughn, rushing for 240 yards in of her three career goals coming last close, what separates the late season allowed and rushing offense. the previous two games. BC is ranked second vs. BC weekend. Bronze scored UNC’s lone stretch from early season is UNC’s UNC’s defensive line will be a front seven in the ACC in rush defense, but it struggles goal against High Point and had a ability to put points on the board. stiff challenge, as it ranks first in against good running teams. Edge: UNC goal and an assist versus Georgia. UNC has scored more than 20 rush defense in the conference and QB T.J. Yates and the UNC air attack rank -Compiled by Jonathan Jones
Heels face BC in ACC tilt
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UNC pass vs. BC secondary
only ahead of run-happy Georgia Tech in passing offense in the ACC. The Eagles should have no trouble keeping Greg Little & Co. at bay. Edge: BC
BC rush vs. UNC front seven
Montel Harris may average 108 yards per game, but he has never faced a front seven as fast and dominant as UNC’s. Look for Quan Sturdivant and Bruce Carter to fly all over the field to wreak havoc. Edge: UNC
BC pass vs. UNC secondary
Last time out, UNC intercepted four passes from Miami’s star QB Jacory Harris. Boston College QB Dave Shinskie, a 25-year-old freshman, will struggle in the face of Robert Quinn’s rush. Edge: UNC
Casey Barth leads the ACC in field goals, having made his last 13 in a row. Boston College’s Steve Aponavicius is yet to attempt a field goal over 38 yards this year. Edge: UNC
The Bottom Line — North Carolina 20, Boston College 14 Compiled by Louie Horvath and David Reynolds
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Men’s soccer Last year’s tournament results: Lost to Maryland in the NCAA Championship, 1-0. Record: 13-2-3 Game time, location, and opponent: 2 p.m. Sunday at Fetzer Field against Brown. Seed: 5 R o u n d : Second round (they have a first-round bye on Friday) Preview: North Carolina Junior Michael begins its quest to repeat its Farfan is UNC’s leading surprising run scorer with five t o t h e N C A A To u r n a m e n t goals. final last season at Fetzer Field on Sunday. The Tar Heels are one of 16 nationally ranked seeds, and therefore, they get to play their first
game in their home stadium. UNC has struggled to establish a consistent attack all season. This is mainly due to their string of injuries, which has robbed the team of many of their projected starters, such as Eddie Ababio and Stephen McCarthy. The contributions of backups have largely kept the Tar Heels afloat in the national rankings, and their continued efforts are crucial if North Carolina is going to make a long run in the NCAA Tournament. Key player: Michael Farfan has been the focal point of the attack all season long. The newly christened third-team All-American needs to play well if the Tar Heels are going to advance deep into the tournament. -Compiled by Louie Horvath
Field hockey Last year’s tournament results: Lost in the first round to Michigan State, 3-2. Record: 18-2 Game time, location, and opponent: 4:30 Friday, at BB&T field in Winston-Salem, against Virginia. If they win, they play again at noon Sunday against the winner of Princeton and Maryland. Seed: 3 Round: Semifinals Preview: To win in its 14th appearance in the final four, the North Carolina field hockey team will have to avenge one of its two losses. Only Friday’s Senior Dani Forword leads match against No. 2 Virginia, the team in who knocked the shots for the Tar Heels out of campaign. the ACC tournament with a 1-0 victory in the semifinal round, stands between No. 3 UNC and a chance to win its sixth national title on Sunday in Winston-Salem. Friday’s game will also serve as a rubber match in the season series between the two, as North Carolina defeated UVA 2-1 earlier this season in Charlottesville. If the Tar Heels win on Friday, they may very well face the only other team to defeat them this year, Maryland, which sports an unblemished record and a No. 1 ranking heading into its semifinal match against No. 4 Princeton. Key player: The Tar Heels will lean heavily on senior captain Dani Forword, who has tallied three goals so far in tournament play. She also scored the game winner in the Tar Heels’ 2-1 victory against Virginia on Oct. 17. -Compiled by Kevin Minogue Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
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Miller Hall to be demolished for tunnel plan Steam tunnels undergoing repairs BY Katie Oliver Staff Writer
Renovations to subterranean steam tunnels crisscrossing campus are costing the University tens of millions and causing a major headache. To make things a little easier, the school is going to demolish Miller Hall, which houses the Institute for the Environment. On Wednesday, UNC’s Board of Trustees approved the building’s destruction. The tunnel project’s contractor offered to do the job free of charge to help ease renovation of the tunnel running through the lot, an offer that will save the school $100,000. The University is in the final phases of the renovations. The current concluding steps will cost $28 million, and the project as a whole is on schedule to end in the summer of 2011. The tunnel runs from the UNC Cogeneration Facility to campus and houses pipes that provide steam services — which include heating, cooling, sterilization, distilling water and making hot water — to
the school and UNC Hospitals. UNC Construction Manager Jeff Kidd said the tunnel, built in 1939, has fallen into disrepair. Phil Barner, the cogeneration systems manager, said the tunnel was in great danger of failing in several places. “They may have wanted it to last 100 years, but it just hasn’t,” he said. “It’s enough of a threat that we knew we needed to replace it.” The tunnel that the school wants to renovate runs underneath Pittsboro Street. Miller Hall — built in 1942 — sits on the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets. “Miller Hall is really small, very old, very tired, and we’re running this line that’s planned to go around three sides of the building,” said Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for facilities planning. He added that the University planned to tear down Miller Hall anyway, since it wasn’t a part of the long-term plan for the Carolina Inn property next door. The Institute for the Environment will be relocated to rental space on Rosemary Street,
said Runberg, who added that the Miller Hall space will be turned into a parking lot for the inn. Linda Convissor, director of UNC local relations, said the project’s engineering crew is currently deciding how to approach the Pittsboro Street portion of the tunnel. At minimum, the sidewalks on Pittsboro will be closed when that section of the pipeline is being worked on. Tunnel renovation currently requires Ransom Street to be closed while crews dig a 50-foot-wide trench down a strip of Universityowned land that runs through the Cameron-McCauley neighborhood. It is on track to reopen in mid-December. Convissor said Ransom Street residents have mixed feelings about the construction. “They’re not happy, but I think most of them realize this has to be done,” she said. The University sends weekly e-mail updates to residents affected by the construction as a “token of appreciation” and as a means of keeping people informed, Convissor said. dth/alyssa champion
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A steam tunnel leading from the UNC Cogeneration Facility to campus is undergoing the $28 million final phase of its renovation. The tunnel, which was built in 1939, had fallen into disrepair and could have failed.
N.C. student aid in ﬁnancial bind By Estes Gould Staff Writer
A major funding source for state financial aid could be inadequate for meeting students’ need in only three years. A joint legislative committee met for the first time Wednesday to address the pending financial aid dilemma. With more families qualifying for aid, and with funding for it depleting, the Joint Select Committee on State-funded Student Financial Aid was needed, said N.C. Sen. Richard Stevens, R-Wake, co-chairman of the committee. Much of the funding for state financial aid comes from the escheat fund, money that comes from a collection of unclaimed property. If the registered owner of a property dies or cannot be reached and has no living relatives, the state claims the assets and devotes them to the N.C. State Educational Assistance Authority. But at the current spending rate, the escheat fund will be insufficient for supporting financial aid in only three years, Stevens said. As of June 30, the fund contained about $500 million, according to data from the Fiscal Research Division, which provides analysis and budget information to the General Assembly. But they project that the fund will fall to about $50 million by June 2012. “Not enough money is coming into it, and we’re taking out more money than is coming in,” said Richard Bostic, principal fiscal analyst in the Fiscal Research Division. Bostic said more than 55,000 students received financial aid in the past year. The average grant
was $2,300. “Those grants are at stake in the next couple years,” he said. “The only options are to cut funding or try to replace it with general funding or some other source.” During the past 10 years, the state has gone from giving $50 million to $343 million in need-based student financial aid, said Shirley Ort, director for scholarships and student aid at UNC. She attended the meeting to offer a campus perspective. Stevens said even if 50 percent of the revenue generated by a statemandated $200 tuition increase comes back to the UNC system for need-based aid, as system President Erskine Bowles has proposed, it won’t compensate for the escheat fund’s shrinking assets. “The only other source is the state’s general fund, basically,” Stevens said. “That’s why we’re going to be looking at some things like consolidating some of the programs.” Stevens said the committee will look at the efficiency of administering aid, the qualifications for financial aid and the community’s awareness of what is available during the next several months. The next meeting, on Dec. 8, will address the escheat fund, said committee member N.C. Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson. The committee might draft legislation to improve the financial aid process for the state if it sees reason to do so. “There’s a bipartisan interest in the high cost of education, and I also feel that if we come up with legislation, it will receive bipartisan support,” he said. Contact the State & National Editor at email@example.com.
Dance club brings together local folk By Mark Sabb Staff Writer
Using styles from Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East, one Chapel Hill dance group has been putting together routines for 45 years. Today, Saturday and Sunday, the Chapel Hill International Folk Dance Club will celebrate its anniversary with events in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. The group, which was started in 1964, has sampled numerous traditional dances from around the world. “Folk dancing of this sort has been taking place since the ’30s and ’40s, especially on college campuses,” said Bob DeMaine, who has been a member of the dance group for 44 years. He said the group started when a student from Reed College came to UNC for graduate studies. Gradually other students joined him in dancing, and the club was born. With more than 600 members to come and go throughout the years, the task of keeping in touch with everyone might be difficult, but the group has been able to stay in contact by using phone books and the Internet. And some of the members went beyond simply keeping in touch. A few built lifelong friendships and even marriages. The DeMaines, the
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Sawyers and the Oldmans first met through the group. “We were both dancing in the same group for over 12 years before I asked my wife on our first date,” said Dan Oldman, a longtime member. “So we sort of knew each other for a long time.” Members insisted that the club is more than simply a dance group. “We have a member now who is very sick with cancer,” Oldman said. “We are working together to ease his care and help him get through it. So we are more than a folk dance community.” After 45 years, members remain enthusiastic about dance. The group holds regular dance sessions on Wednesdays, and a sister group in Raleigh has classes on Fridays. “What brings us back is the dancing and the people,” said Henry Sawyer, who traveled from San Jose, Calif., to be a part of this weekend’s celebration. “In my mind, international dancing has to have three things: good music, good dancing and good people.” Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Drew bests Turner in point guard battle By Powell Latimer Sports Editor
NEW YORK — Roy Williams said he’s spent much of this season chewing out sophomore point Larry Drew II. Whatever he’s saying, it seems to be working. When Ohio State made a lategame run, Drew was put on the spot again and again — and he answered just enough times to push UNC to a win. With about six minutes to play, the Buckeyes brought the score to within 11. Drew drained a three to extend UNC’s lead to 14. And with just less than two minutes remaining, Drew found Marcus Ginyard for another three-pointer to keep UNC’s nose in front when OSU had closed the gap to eight. “To win games you have to be very tough mentally and physically, and I thought we were tonight,” Williams said. Nobody epitomized that statement more than Drew in the game’s final seconds. With Ohio State closing in at 75-73, Drew was fouled and stepped to the line — having already missed a series of late-game free throws that could have iced the game and earned his fourth foul minutes before. But Drew drained his last two free throws to give UNC the necessary margin, in front of a national television audience and under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. “I was pretty relieved,” Drew said. “It was a hard-fought win for us. They did a good job coming back. I think guys got a little content with the lead.” Most of Drew’s night before the final seconds was spent dueling OSU’s junior point guard Evan Turner — a preseason All-America candidate. Late in the first half, the much taller and more experienced Turner had Drew posted up. Turner could back Drew down and score or rebound at will. But Drew drew a bump from Turner and took a dive — drawing an offensive foul and a turnover. Turner could only stalk away in
frustration. Despite his accolades, it was Turner who looked unseasoned for all but the final two minutes Thursday night, while Drew played the part of a seasoned veteran for much of the game. For the game, Drew had 11 points and eight assists — a career high. He was 6-for-10 from the foul line, and 1-for-1 from beyond the arc. It was just enough. Drew was a big part of a Tar Heel defense that hampered and harassed Turner all night, as OSU’s
junior scoring leader had 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting but turned the ball over a whopping 10 times. At the half, Drew had five assists and just two turnovers, while Turner had no assists and five turnovers. While Drew was finding open teammates, Turner was struggling to find his own shot. And on Thursday, Drew’s play was just enough.
bottom of the net. They shot just 29 percent from the field, including 1-of-10 on 3-point attempts. Were it not for the game’s final minutes, their final stats would look just as ugly. In the last four minutes, the Buckeyes outscored the Tar Heels by a 22-11 margin. The run included four 3-pointers. “The first half they were 1-for-10 on 3s, and I knew that wasn’t going to last forever,” Williams said. “Then at the end, they made some big-time 3s that were really deep.” UNC turned the ball over frequently against OSU’s press, and were it not for a key steal by Ginyard and a few free throws by Drew, the Buckeyes could have had a shot at evening the score. The game was a clashing of styles. Ohio State often plays four perimeter players at once. UNC, on the other hand, prefers to toss out as many lengthy bodies as possible. On Thursday, the UNC bigs were forced to get out on the perimeter and defend while at the same time managing to help inside and maintain an advantage in the paint. North Carolina advances to play Syracuse on Friday night in the tournament’s championship game. “What bothered us was their quickness in the zone,” Williams said. “And we’ll face that tomorrow night with Syracuse, because they do a great job in their zone as well.” And while the score didn’t reach the 90s or the 100s like Williams wanted, he said it’s good for his team’s development to have to claw for games in which they can’t dictate the tempo. “To have a really good year, you have to win ugly,” he said. “And that might be a really good way to describe what we did here tonight.”
And when his freshman year ended, Davis wanted Burney to focus solely on football in order to hone in on the fundamentals vital to take him to the next level as a corner. Burney resisted — his first love was baseball. “From the time I was 6 or 7 years old, what I pretty much knew was baseball,” Burney said. “Even though (others) played backyard football, when it came to travel ball and stuff like that, during my summer it was always baseball.” Help came from an unexpected source. UNC baseball coach Mike Fox talked Burney and his family through the decision, helping them find perspective in order to determine the best decision, even if that meant leaving his team behind. And after much deliberation, Burney left the baseball team. “It was hard for our players to see him go,” Fox said. “He’s one of those kinds of kids that everybody gravitates to. “We missed that in our program when he left.”
the end zone cheering,” Burney said. “It kind of made me look in perspective. This is where I need to be.” Still, he isn’t completely done with baseball yet. Fox still allows Burney occasionally to take batting practice and shag fly balls. “He still loves baseball,” safety Deunta Williams said. “That’s in his heart, and it will never go away.”
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Tuition at UNC low compared to peers
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It’s getting wider and wider.” Senior Rakhee Devasthali, who was one of several students who protested a committee meeting Wednesday, also addressed the trustees, chastising them for a tuition process that she said lacked transparency and student input. “You better come up with some better numbers,” she said. “This is not fair or democratic. You’re running these things like it’s a corporation, not like a University.” UNC’s tuition remains low compared to those of its public academic peers. In the 2009-10 year, the group of public institutions that UNC considers its academic peers raised resident undergraduate tuition by an average of 9.4 percent, as compared to UNC’s increase of 4.2 percent. And this year, many of those universities are set to raise tuition even more. Many states have been driven to do so by significant budget shortfalls. This year, the California legislature slashed $637 million from its 10-school system. The state of North Carolina and UNC have not faced similar problems, still receiving a significant share of its revenue from the state. This allows schools to rely less on tuition. Whether that support can continue if the economy doesn’t improve is still a question trustees mentioned Thursday.
When compared with peer institutions, UNC’s tuition is the second lowest for both in-state and out-of-state students. Numbers show increases for 2009-10.
out-of-state tuition in-state tuition
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Trustee and Chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Phillip Clay said he is worried about planning for a longterm financial crisis. “We don’t know what the future will be, but I think that we are dealing with a budget situation that is not short-term,” he said. Ellison said members would have to seriously reconsider low tuition rates in the future. “I understand it’s a difficult year, but I am telling you all that this University is not going to maintain its academic standing in the world if we continue down the path we keep going down,” he said. Tuition increases help pay for financial aid, faculty retention
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and financial expert who spoke to year’s results, we’ve been meeting the board Thursday morning, said the goal we’ve been asked to do, from page 1 he wanted to focus on the long- which is managing the fund for the managed by a private financial term growth of the endowment, long-term for the University.” company, the UNC Management rather than the short-term loss. “My message this morning is Company Inc. Contact the University Editor “Some people see this as just a that while we aren’t happy with last at firstname.lastname@example.org. $1.8 billion bank account but it’s not,” King said. “This $1.8 billion is actually comprised of literally UNC lost more than $400 million from its endowment between 2008 and 2009. thousands of underlying funds. Most of them are designated for a $3.0 specific purpose.” $2.22 billion King said the endowment’s $2.5 decline last year is characteristic of $1.78 billion how other universities fared. The $2.02 billion 19.6 percent decrease places UNC $2.0 “squarely in the middle of the pack” of other universities, King said. $1.5 King said one-year results should not be emphasized over the $1.0 bigger picture. “The key to managing this fund $0.5 is to maintain a long-term horizon. It’s easy to get caught up in year$0.0 to-year results but our job is to June 30, 2007 June 30, 2008 June 30, 2009 be looking forward three, five, 10 years,” he said. SOURCE: UNC MANAGEMENT COMPANY DTH/ALYSE BORKAN Max Chapman, a former trustee
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UNC’s Ed Davis goes for a shot against Ohio State’s David Lighty. Davis was in foul trouble for most of the game and scored just seven points.
When his sophomore season began, Burney was having doubts. “I thought I made the wrong decision, to tell you the truth,” Burney said. “The reason why I came here was baseball.” Though UNC was winning and he was showing improvement at his position, his first love didn’t just immediately disappear. His indecision lasted all the way until the Oct. 25. That day, Burney had a career game, picking off two passes against Boston College in the Tar Heels’ 45-24 rout of the Eagles. But it wasn’t the interceptions that convinced Burney. “I remember looking in the end Contact the Sports Editor zone, and it was the whole baseball at email@example.com. team sitting right in the bottom of
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Can’t refuse Harold Scarborough has seen a lot of strange things as a refuse collector for the town. See pg. 3 for story.
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4 Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.
‘He does’ On the 5-9 junior’s bio on UNC’s athletic site, there’s a line that reads “plays bigger than his size,” which is a nice way of saying he’s short. He hasn’t let that get it the way. “I’ve been the short guy all my life,” Burney said. “From playing basketball and having to guard big guys, when it comes to height I look at it like, ‘OK, let’s go, another challenge.’” That motivation can sometimes get lost in his playful nature. Burney is always up for fun, whether it’s racing his teammates for a post-practice ride back on Davis’ golf cart or pretending to dunk a ball of used athletic tape on a teammate’s head. His coaches have seen the transformation on the field, though, from a player who defined raw athleticism when he entered the program. “He’s reaping the benefits,” Davis said. “He just has a really good gift at diagnosing routes, realizing where the threats are.” Just look at the results of his and Burney’s competition this season. When asked who won most of the bets, Davis didn’t even have pause to think about it. “He does.” Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘Noche’ sold out Noche Flamenca will perform in front of a sold out Memorial Hall crowd tonight. See pg. 3 for story.
Also for the kids A N.C. Children’s Hospital radio fundraising drive earned more than $1 million. See pg. 4 for story.
Flying against Eagles The football team faces Boston College in its penultimate regular season game. See pg. 6 for story.
Tearing down Miller Hall will be torn down to make way for ongoing steam pipe renovations. See pg. 7 for story.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Across 1 Symbol of gentleness 5 Torahs’ homes 9 __ Ababa 14 Fridge problem 15 R-rating reason, perhaps 16 Longship sailors 17 Maximum tolerance for a stand-up comic’s jokes? 19 AT&T Park player 20 Start of a memorable 1961 admonition 21 Force 23 Gripe 25 Slippery swimmer 26 “All Trotsky, all the time” channel? 33 In favor of 34 Flight-related 35 Clichéd 36 It’s often left in the copier: Abbr. 38 Wolf (down) 41 Mountain ride 42 Marine threats 44 Edible seaweed used for sushi 46 Clear 47 When dogs can’t run loose? 51 Estuary 52 Senior golfer Aoki 53 Lover’s sweet talk? 58 Precipitated 62 Cuban boy in 2000 news 63 Nuts about Danish toys? 65 Confuse—or what to
do to four common phrases to form this puzzle’s theme answers 66 Plus-size supermodel 67 To be, in Brest 68 Hull damagers 69 Signs of nervousness 70 Interpret, as tea leaves Down 1 1970 hit by the Kinks 2 Summer coolers 3 Religious ascetic 4 You can count on a lot of bucks from one 5 Stirs up trouble 6 CD follower? 7 Songwriter Kristofferson 8 Den piece 9 Saintly 10 Knock off 11 Big bore 12 “__ that special!” 13 Clockmaker Thomas 18 Doone in Exmoor 22 Relig. title
24 Capital northwest of Rome 26 He played Ugarte in “Casablanca” 27 “All My Children” vixen 28 “___ behold!” 29 Sad sound 30 Skater Slutskaya 31 Best way to sing 32 Veto from Lenin 33 Mislead 37 Great time, slangily 39 Rice-A-__ 40 Sistine Chapel features 43 Sacred sites 45 “I, Robot” author Asimov
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48 Come out on top 49 Aerie newborn 50 More morose 53 Adjacent 54 Quaint retail adjective 55 Sand castle’s undoing 56 Even share, perhaps 57 Huge hauler 59 Fill 60 Biblical reformer 61 Like blue hair 64 Tracker maker
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hate the StairMaster. It hurts, and it’s not fun. And seeing as I usually don’t intentionally inflict pain upon myself while doing things I don’t enjoy, I don’t use it. That seems pretty logical to me. But every day, many of us deliberately engage in activities that are awkward, painful and unenjoyable, all for the sake of exercise. I have a hard time understanding why. Guidelines suggested by the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine say that healthy adults ages 18 to 65 should engage in at least 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise five days a week. But who says that has to involve the StairMaster? There is a reason why so many people hate exercise. They exercise when they don’t want to, and they engage in activities they hate. Pavlov’s dog drooled when it heard the bell because it knew food was coming — not because it was about to get punched in the face. If you create that negative association for yourself, you’ll never like exercising. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a way to get your 30 minutes without hating every second of it. First, we shouldn’t work out if we really, really don’t want to work out. I don’t mean you should lead a completely sedentary life and justify it by saying you aren’t in the mood to stand up. I mean that if you are relatively active and typically get your 30 minutes, and one day you’re just not in the right mindset for exercise, give yourself a break. Second, we should consider the kind of exercise we’re doing and ask ourselves if we actually like it. The answer shouldn’t be no. Thumbs up for working out at all, but if “no” is your answer, perhaps you should reconsider your methods. There are so many ways to get the right amount of exercise. Pick one that interests you. Instead of meeting friends for coffee, meet them for a walk around campus. Thirty minutes could turn into an hour. Play basketball with your hallmates from freshman year. It could be a tearful reunion and a workout session, all in one. Join an intramural team. You might even get a blue shirt out of it. Rent one of Carmen Electra’s “Aerobic Striptease” DVDs. Healthy and practical. Or if you haven’t already, maybe you could even give the gym a try. Note: I do work as a fitness monitor and a group fitness instructor at the SRC — and no, I was neither paid nor promoted to write this column. But as of last spring, an average of 2,973 people used the SRC, Rams Head Recreation Center, Fetzer Gym and Woollen Gym every day. It’s fantastic that so many people utilize these resources, but considering there are 28,700 undergraduate, graduate, dental, medical and law students at UNC, that number could be a lot higher. And maybe not everybody hates the StairMaster as much as me.
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NC’s policy of not paying Commencement ommencement is the culmination of four speakers ensures that the University draws years of hard work. And yet, the University people with a real desire to speak here. refuses to consider paying even a modWe send a message that UNC is looking for est sum for a speaker above and beyond travel speakers who expenses. are committed Let’s rememto delivering an ber how UNC address tailored treated the artto the student ist Fabolous, body. to whom the By contrast, Carolina Union speakers on the Activities Board lecture circuit paid almost Greg Margolis Cameron Parker might simply $50,000 to play a Associate opinion editor Editorial Board Member come with half-sold Memorial Sophomore public policy major Senior political science major canned remarks Hall and receive from Chapel Hill. from Forsyth, Ga. or their own special furniture E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com political message and food. — not to mention Comparing the a hefty price tag. way we approach For example, former president Bill Clinton Commencement versus Homecoming guests reveals reportedly charges about $150,000 to speak. And a damning discrepancy. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman Some rightly argue that UNC still gets bigcharges $50,000 for each appearance. name speakers without offering money. Besides, simply finding a big name and paying a But it is not about just getting any speaker or lot of money does not guarantee a good speech. about getting a famous speakWe’d be paying for names er. It is about getting the best only, in a sense, with no guarspeaker — one who is comTHE ISSUE: Novelist John Grisham pelling and inspirational. antee that the speaker would was selected this week to speak be directly addressing the Those opposed to honoUNC community. at the May Commencement. The raria often portray paying a Furthermore, not paying University’s policy is not to pay for speaker as simply writing a speakers sends an egalitarCommencement speakers, besides blank check. But there is a ian message: that lacking a travel and expenses. Should we? middle way — one with reabig name and a big price tag sonable spending guidelines doesn’t mean a speaker doesn’t and limits. have an inspiring message. And it is not inconceivable For those who doubt UNC’s ability to draw that the best person will want to be paid for writexciting names, one needn’t look farther than our ing and delivering such an important speech. Nor latest two speakers: John Grisham and Desmond is it unfair for them to request payment. We are Tutu. asking for their time, their effort and their words. It’s clear that UNC is enough of a draw. There’s Sure, UNC might be able to get another good no real justification for doling out an exorbitant speaker. But is refusing reasonable remuneration amount. worth sacrificing the best option? Commencement is the exciting culmination of Spending freedom would allow UNC to make long hours of hard work and dedication. That’s the best choice possible. And we want the best for why we deserve a speaker whose motivation is a our graduates. desire to engage the students of UNC — not simWe shouldn’t allow frugality to prevent us from ply to earn a pretty penny. providing a speaker who is truly fabulous.
Just walk it out SafeWalk program will cover holes in student safety
o student should have to walk home alone in the dark if he or she doesn’t feel safe. Next semester, the executive branch of student government will introduce a new student safety initiative called SafeWalk to help improve campus safety. It will help fill in the gaps that exist in our late-night transportation services. SafeWalk aims to provide students with a pair of male and female student walkers to accompany them anywhere on campus or from the main drag on Franklin Street between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Students can request walkers online, by phone or at a designated Undergraduate
Library computer. One student dispatcher will work in the Undergraduate Library to assign student walkers. Student government should work to make this program as accessible and simple to use as possible. The late-night buddy system was modeled after a similar — and very successful — program offered at the University of California-Berkeley. The Berkeley program has 30 students on duty per night, but the UNC program will begin with only 7 students. The program will alter the number of students working based on demand. SafeWalk is currently accepting applications from friendly, interested students. All walkers will go through
Department of Public Safety training to learn what to do in certain situations. SafeWalk will also be an excellent addition to the late night P2P bus system. Unfortunately, the P2P is sometimes unreliable and unavailable. Students need other options when the buses are packed or stops aren’t close by. And there are many locations on campus that the P2P doesn’t serve. Waiting at the bus stop alone isn’t a good idea either. SafeWalk will ensure that students can request walkers to accompany them to the stop and wait with them until the bus arrives. It’s just another way for students to stay safe on their way home.
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TO THE EDITOR: The end of the semester is almost here, and the Eve Carson Scholarship is in full swing! There are two upcoming events of which the executive committee of the scholarship would like to make you aware. Please join over 1,000 students, faculty, staff and community members at 10 a.m. tomorrow on Polk Place for the Eve Carson Memorial 5K for Education. The event is being hosted by Phi Delta Theta fraternity and Pi Beta Phi sorority, and the proceeds will help support the Eve Carson Scholarship in addition to two other organizations, First Book and Frank Porter Graham Elementary School. Register at www.educationforeve.com in the Pit today, or on race day starting at 8 a.m. We would also like to remind you that the deadline to apply for the Eve Carson Scholarship is at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The scholarship will provide a summer experience and contribute to tuition expenses for a student’s senior year at Carolina. For more information, please go to www.unc.edu/eve. We really hope that you will join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Eve Carson by running in the 5K on Saturday and applying for the scholarship if you are eligible. Thomas Edwards Director Eve Marie Carson Scholarship
Ticket distribution does not address root problem TO THE EDITOR: John Russell’s column, “No ticket? There are still ways to attend,” (Nov. 19) was informative and will likely prove helpful to anyone who was not already aware of the Carolina Athletic Association’s various ticket programs this year. However, as someone who was already cognizant of these opportunities, I still object to the new single-ticket distribution policy. One of my favorite memories of Carolina basketball, aside from winning the title last year of course, comes from my freshman year. My friend called me to announce that he had received phase one tickets in the lottery. On game day, we made it to the Dean Dome hours before tipoff and managed to get into the first row of the risers. We cheered like crazy in the best seats we’ve ever had. Under the new system, the chances of two friends being able to use phase one tickets are slim to nonexistent. As a result, I will likely never be able to relive this glorious moment in my Carolina basketball experience. B u t I at l e a s t h a d t h at chance. I feel that it’s even more unfortunate for the freshmen who will likely never have this sort of experience unless the new distribution system is rescinded. Chris Jensen Junior History, Biology
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kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain Dear children walking around UNC’s campus: Just because I’m a 6-foot, 1-inch black girl does not mean I have anything to do with the basketball team. Pregaming before the meteor shower = epic fail. To the guy who finished his exam 30 minutes before anyone else: Let’s hope you don’t repeat that performance in bed. John Grisham is our commencement speaker? Really, UNC? Was Nicholas Sparks busy or something? To the girl who pushed me in the puddle last week: I have pneumonia. Thanks for that. To my suitemate: Did you really want everyone to see your pregnancy test in the bathroom? To the person who left his hair shavings all over the sink: I see a failed marriage in your future. Ehringhaus: Your dryers smell like pee and weed. Dear Davis elevators: Maybe we should DTR. I can push your buttons, but do I turn you on? I can’t handle this uncertainty. Dear Bottom of Lenoir bathrooms: I really do like meeting new people, but I’d like to have my pants on when I do it. Please fix the stall locks. Hey construction guys: Maybe if you didn’t park your enormous trucks on the sidewalk, you wouldn’t have to replace every curb on campus. Just thinking out loud. To the girl who stole Lunchables from the Pit Stop on Tuesday: If you’re going to go through the trouble of stealing lunch, at least steal real food. To the girl with very thin gray leggings on: If you’re going to wear something I can see through, don’t have on underwear that says “You had me at Hello” on the butt. Goodbye is all I have to say. My answer is NO, Dance Marathoners. Harass me one more time and I’ll roundhouse you — then tell you it’s for the children. Send your one-to-two sentence entries to email@example.com, subject line ‘kvetch.’ CORRECTIONS: Due to a reporting error in Thursday’s editorial “Bridge input essential,” the board incorrectly stated the projected costs of the proposed pedestrian bridge over South Road. It is estimated to cost $9 million. Due to a reporting error, the board incorrectly suggested that these funds be diverted to an academic-oriented program. Because of the source of the money, it must be used for physical improvement. Due to an editing error, the board incorrectly stated that the Board of Trustees has approved plans to construct the bridge. Only the site proposal has been approved.
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Published on Nov 20, 2009