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TURKEY DAY ON THE HILL University provides housing for students sports| page 7 BACK IN THE SADDLE Led by 22 points from senior Deon Thompson, the men’s basketball team rebounded from Friday’s defeat by beating Gardner-Webb, 93-72.

announcement WE’RE CLOSED The Daily Tar Heel office will close at 5 p.m. today and won’t re-open until 9 a.m. Monday. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

By Katie Oliver Staff Writer

When over the river and through the woods is too far for a five-day break, some students stay in Chapel Hill. When students are from the other side of the county or abroad, a trip home might take too long or cost too much. But those staying behind when the residence halls close Wednesday at 10 a.m. won’t be left out in the cold. Rick Bradley, assistant director of the Office of Housing and Residential Education, said all students have the option to apply for campus housing during breaks. “We have free apartment space in Ehringhaus where we can house about 12 people of each gender,” he said. Bradley added that the two apartment complexes on campus, Ram Village and Odum Village, stay open during breaks to accommodate these students. “A lot of international students decide to live there for that reason,” he said. Much of campus, including the Student Union and the dining halls, will also close down for the long weekend. Some students, such as sophomore Patricia Laya, opt to live off campus through the year in order to avoid housing dilemmas during breaks. Laya, from Caracas, Venezuela, can’t afford to go home often. She said Chapel Hill has become her home for the next four years, so she decided to live in a place where she could

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Lisa Dankner, a Carrboro resident, purchases a turkey at the Carrboro Harris Teeter on Monday afternoon. Though the majority of students choose to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday, international students and those who live too far away to travel for the break have several options for housing. Most campus facilities will close down for the holiday, including dining halls and the Student Union.

See STAYING, Page 5 PAGE 5: North Carolina is the second largest turkey producer in the country.

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Make sure the turkey is thawed and thoroughly cleaned ahead of time. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove turkey and giblets from bag and drain juices.

THEIR MEAL PLAN A turkey’s diet is 90 percent grains, such as corn, soy and wheat, supplemented with proteins and amino acids, fats, minerals and limestone and phosphorous for growing bones.

Place turkey lifter across full length of flat rack in a shallow roasting pan, 2 inches to 2.5 inches deep.

THE FEATHERS DEBATE While images of turkeys often feature bronze-colored feathers, most turkeys bred for consumption are actually white. White feathers indicate a more consistent skin color popular with diners.

Tuck wings back to hold the neck skin in place. Place thawed or fresh turkey breast up on the turkey lifter. Raise one loop over wings and breast and the other loop over drumsticks. Rest loops in pan during roasting.

THEIR WEIGHT The average turkey will weigh between 12 and 15 pounds when fully grown. ORGANIC VS. COMMERCIAL Organic turkeys aren’t allowed to have antibiotics or fertilizers in their feed. Most N.C. farms produce commercial birds.

Brush skin lightly with vegetable oil to prevent the skin from drying. Insert meat thermometer deep into the lower part of the thigh muscle. When thigh is the correct temperature, move thermometer to center of stuffing if the turkey is stuffed. Stuffing should be cooked to 165 degrees.

HOUSING Most turkeys are kept in barns with litter materials such as pine shavings. They are checked on multiple times a day for problems. It takes 12 to14 weeks for a turkey to fully mature. SOURCE: JESSE GRIMES, EXTENSION TURKEY SPECIALIST, N.C. STATE COMPILED BY JAKE FILIP

university| page 3 STEPPING DOWN Joe Levin-Manning resigned from his position as speaker of Student Congress.

city | page 4 NATIONAL DEBATE Orange County residents are debating the provision in a health care reform bill that bars public health insurance from funding abortions.

this day in history NOV. 24, 1927 … A dedication ceremony is held for newly finished Kenan Memorial Stadium, followed by a 14-13 UNC football victory against the University of Virginia.

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Place your turkey in the preheated oven at 325 degrees. When the turkey is about two-thirds done based on weight, loosely cover it with a piece of lightweight foil to prevent overcooking. Your turkey is done when the meat thermometer reaches the following temperatures: >> 180 degrees deep in the thigh. >> 165 degrees in the center of the stuffing, if turkey is stuffed. Lift roasted turkey onto platter with turkey lifter and discard lifter. Before removing stuffing and carving, let your turkey stand 15 minutes to allow juices to set. For more turkey cooking instructions, go to



Thanksgiving leftovers from the DTH kitchen After feasting your fill on Thursday, you might have some leftovers. Here are some recipes to try out and information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about how long your food is safe in the refrigerator and freezer. Turkey: Low-cost: Sandwiches. Whether hot or cold, all you need is some sliced turkey, bread and fixings of your choice. Try adding some cranberry to your usual mayonnaise to create a sweet, tangy sauce. Low-calorie: Turkey salad. Either toss the meat onto some greens or create a classic like a turkey waldorf salad. Opting for light, non-creamy dressings will help cut calories. Savory: Turkey casseroles. Whether tossing turkey with cheese and pasta or layering it with mashed potatoes and veggies as a take-off of shepherd’s pie, these dishes will let you clean out your cabinet and your fridge. Fridge shelf life: Three to four days

Stuffing: Low-cost: Stuffing croquettes. These little fried delights require only an egg and bread crumbs, and they qualify as finger food. Low-calorie: Stuffing frittata combines stuffing, cheese and eggs to create a twist on a classic egg dish. Use egg whites and a light cheese to cut calories. Savory: Use stuffing on top of a turkey pot pie instead of a traditional pie crust.

Miscellaneous: Mashed potatoes: Try creating potato pancakes by flattening and frying your leftovers. Cranberry: Combine leftover cranberry sauce with brie and put in a pastry shell for dessert. Desserts: Nothing! You should have finished them the first time! Leftover pumpkin pie can be turned into a brulee by simply putting it in round containers, adding sugar to the top and melting the sugar. Compiled by Katy Doll Source of Information:, and staff kitchens.

Revamped Varsity Theatre opens Friday Alcohol sales, new lobby redefine icon BY Caitie Forde-Smith and Sarah Frier staff writers

The Varsity Theatre’s reopening Friday will be a test. After all the proclamations of the theater as a Franklin Street icon and the mourning of its temporary loss, fans have a chance this weekend to determine whether it meets their definition. And after an extensive reworking of the business model and the place itself — the lobby was refurbished and the ticket price decreased to $3 — the new owners, Paul and Susan Shareshian, are ready to take their chances. They’re looking to rely less on the model of an “indie theater” to make the theater profitable. “What we’re doing is we’re changing the focus,” Susan Shareshian said. “There will be independent films shown here, but that will not be the primary focus.” Under the new business model, the Shareshians can afford to charge less for

SEE THE FILMS The Wizard of Oz (G): 1 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Invention of Lying (PG-13): 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. The Informant! (R): 9:40 p.m.

tickets by waiting a few weeks for royalty prices of movies to decline and to place a stronger emphasis on concessions. North Carolina native and junior transfer Mike Broadley said he will be one of the theater’s new audience members praying for a familiar scene. “I’ve been going to movies my whole life,” he said. “By far, the Varsity was the way a theater should be.” Former Varsity owner Bruce Stone, who tried to lower his ticket prices before going out of business, said he doesn’t know how the theater plans to make a profit at $3 a ticket.

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The iconic Varsity Theatre will reopen Friday after an extensive re-evaluation of the business model and a complete renovation of the interior. Under the new business plan, movies will be $3.


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Damage to the screen door and frame was estimated at a total of $335, reports state. n  Someone was seen removing papers from a neighbor’s mailbox at 11:29 a.m. Friday at 17 Rogerson Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n   Someone stole a wallet between 12:10 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. Sunday at 423 W. Franklin St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a wallet worth $50, three credit cards, a debit card and $100 in cash, reports state. n   Somebody took a handgun and an iPod out of a 1999 Buick Park Avenue between 10 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 a.m. Friday at 205 W. Rosemary St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The .32 mm handgun was worth $300 and the iPod was worth $250, reports state.

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Puja: The campus group Hindu YUVA will host Puja, a Hindu religious ceremony of gratitude to various deities, distinguished persons or special guests. This is a great way to stay in touch with, or learn more about, the Indian culture and religion. Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Student Union, Room 3209

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Create Christmas cards: Come out to the Pit and make a Christmas card or two for the patients in the N.C. Memorial Hospital. Supplies will be spread out over several tables, including sheets with greetings, inspirational quotes and scripture. Time: 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: The Pit

Quilting exhibit: “Naturally Inspired,” an exhibit of the DurhamOrange Quilters’ Guild, continues today with about 24 small art quilts with botanical and nature themes. Visit for more information. Time: all day Location: N.C. Botanical Garden Education Center


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Campus facilities will not operate under regular schedules during Thanksgiving break. Here are their special hours between today and Sunday. BY jeannine o’brian

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Levin-Manning plans to stay involved

Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center: n  Today: all facilities close at 7 p.m. n  Wednesday to Sunday: closed Alpine Bagel Cafe: n  Today: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. n  Wednesday to Sunday: closed Rams Head Dining Hall: n  Today: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. n  Wednesday to Saturday: closed n  Sunday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Top of Lenoir: n  Today: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. n  Wednesday to Saturday: closed n  Sunday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lenoir Mainstreet hours for today (all closed Wednesday through Sunday): n  Chick-fil-A: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. n  Jamba Juice: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. n  Subway: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. n  Miso/Sushinara: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. n  Bene Pizzeria: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. n  Sliderz: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. n  Mediterranean Deli: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. n  Zoca: Closed

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Monday’s Student Congress meeting started as usual. Speaker Joe Levin-Manning called the mee ting to order, the body approved minutes from its last meeting and committee chairmen presented their reports. But after Levin-Manning swore in two new South Campus representatives, he resigned from his position as Congress leader. Levin-Manning’s resignation is another hiccup that the body — which has already dealt with three lawsuits, several vacancies and numerous struggles with procedure — has to deal with. It has been widely rumored that Levin-Manning is running for student body president in the spring. “I wanted to pursue other goals in student government and was limited in such as Speaker,” he said. Levin-Manning refused to com-

ment on his potential candidacy, citing a Board of Elections regulation that prohibits candidates from publicizing campaigns until they are certified by the board in February. Levin-Manning was involved in two Student Supreme Court cases earlier this semester related to his decisions as speaker. “The amount of drama that has happened has definitely taken a toll on me, but it’s not the primary reason,” Levin-Manning said. He filed suit against the Board of Elections for improperly conducting special elections earlier this month. After speaking with Board of Elections Chairman Pete Gillooly, Levin-Manning decided to drop the case. In addition, two members of Congress sued Levin-Manning for violating procedure outlined in the Student Code. The case was con-

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Students can pick individual rooms BY Lyle Kendrick Staff Writer

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Joe Levin-Manning, the former speaker of Student Congress, sits as a regular member of Congress after he announced his resignation Monday.


Starbucks: n  Today: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. n  Wednesday to Saturday: closed n  Sunday: 2 p.m. to midnight Undergraduate Library building hours: n  Today: closes at 5 p.m. n  Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. n  Thursday and Friday: closed n  Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. n  Sunday: open at 1 p.m. n  Monday: resume regular hours Davis Library building hours: n  Today and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. n  Thursday through Saturday: closed n  Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight

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One dead and one injured after crashing in stolen car One man died and another was seriously injured after crashing into a tree in a stolen car on Old N.C. 86 on Monday night, state troopers said. The name of the person who died cannot be released until the family is notified, N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Melvin said. The stolen red 2005 Honda Civic was traveling south on Old N.C. 86 in Orange County when it went off the road into a muddy ditch, hit a couple of logs and then hit a tree, where it stopped, Melvin said. Troopers believe the man was ejected from the car then died, Melvin said. The other crossed the street to a nearby driveway with what troopers believe was a broken leg before he was transported to UNC Hospitals, Melvin said. “This guy with a broken leg, of course, he’s claiming he wasn’t the driver,” Melvin said. “But we don’t know who drove and who was the passenger.” Passersby reported the incident at about 7:50 p.m. to Orange County deputies. Orange County Emergency Medical Services and state troopers responded. The car was reported stolen in Burlington, Melvin said. Troopers took measurements of the car’s resting position before towing it out.

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ophomores Brendan Payne, Robert Eichorn and Will McLeane, from left, decorate holiday cards in Lenoir Hall on Monday afternoon. The cards will be given to patients who are receiving medical treatment at the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Students decorated the cards with holiday greetings and encouraging messages of inspiration. More children have surgery at the N.C. Children’s Hospital than at any other hospital in the state.

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SpringFest to request funds EMS unit moving to BY Lauren ratcliffe Staff writer

Past SpringFest acts SpringFest 2009 Artists: Various local musicians Total cost: $14,000

SpringFest 2008 Artists: Boyz II Men, Nine Days Total cost: $78,000

Before the semester ends, the music festival committee plans to go before Student Congress to request money to pay performers. Janes said he expects the budget for musicians to be similar to that of Homecoming, which cost $65,000. Zach Dexter, chairman of the finance committee of Student Congress, said money for large events is usually requested in the annual budget compiled in the spring. No request was made this year. Event organizers would have to

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A local Emergency Medical Services unit is moving to Hillsborough in an effort to respond faster to emergencies in northern Orange County. The Orange County Board of Commissioners approved the move last week. The relocation is expected to cost $50,000. Col. Frank Montes de Oca, the county’s EMS director, said the relocation of the unit from Chapel Hill to Hillsborough is targeted to take place in January. Montes de Oca cited the increasing number of calls in the northern part of Orange County as one of the main reasons behind the move. “The decisions are made based on statistical analysis,” he said. “We looked at the call loads from October 2008 to October 2009. We realized we have a lot of service calls in Hillsborough.” Orange County’s Emergency Services department will move


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After some students found this year’s Homecoming performance underwhelming, student government and other groups are looking to bring in big- name musical artists for an end-of-the-year event. But high contract fees for more popular artists and a lack of readily available funds could make the event, called SpringFest, difficult to carry out. A committee under the executive branch of student government is still figuring out how to finance the festival, which members said they hope will feature musical acts and other activities. Their plan is to make the event similar to Duke’s Last Day of Classes celebration. The committee is partnering with several organizations, including the Carolina Union Activities Board and the Carolina Athletic Association to plan the festival. An exact date has not been set. Lex Janes, music festival cochairman, said those organizations have covered costs for production and non-music activities when stu-

dent government has put on music festivals in the past. While the committee has yet to contact any specific artists, it’s beginning to get an idea of who it wants to call. Janes said Maroon 5 and Kid Cudi are among the acts on the list of musicians the committee wants to bring to campus. “We have a short list,” Janes said. “But it’s not exactly really short.” The committee sent out surveys this semester to gather opinions about artists students would like to see, receiving about 500 responses. Results were used to compile a list. CUAB President Amanda Kao said getting very popular acts to come is difficult. She experienced the troubles firsthand while planning the Homecoming concerts this fall. Some students expressed disappointment with the selected musical acts, Fabolous and Anoop Desai, after the group tried to bring in bigger artists. “A lot of the challenges we faced were really high contract fees from artists,” Kao said. “They have definitely increased a great deal from last year.”

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During housing registration for next year, students will scramble for their dream rooms under a new system that will let them pick the rooms of their choice. In response to resident feedback, the Office of Housing and Residential Education is bringing back a system that allows students to select specific rooms. “We’ve gotten massive amounts of feedback saying ‘If we’d be able to pick our rooms like in Ram Village, things would be better,’” said Lee Hyde, assignments team leader for the housing office. In the current system, students list their residence hall preferences and are assigned to a room. With the new housing registration, each class of students, from students entering their final year to current freshmen, will receive a time to register. At the time of housing registration in January, students will be able to see and select from what rooms are available on the housing office Web site. Students wishing to remain in the same room will be able to do so. Hyde said students at other N.C. schools, such as Wake Forest University and UNC-Charlotte, are able to pick their rooms. At UNC, Ram Village and Odum Village are the only on-campus spots that currently let residents pick their rooms. “We did a lot of testing ahead of time last spring to test the feasibility of this new project, and this summer we did some site survey with other schools that are doing this and decided in July to move forward with this program,” Hyde said. Rick Bradley, assistant director of housing, said UNC tried a similar registration process six years ago and faced technological difficulties. “The system had frequent problems, mostly in that students were unable to log in. It was time-sensitive, which was a big negative,” Bradley said. “They couldn’t get into the system and compete.” The University has been working with the new system to ensure that students are able to log in and have a fair chance of getting the room they want. “We’re at a higher faith level that we’re going to be successful this year,” Bradley said. He added that students who want to live in a suite with their friends can find out which rooms constitute a suite on their own and coordinate the selection of rooms. Bradley said the Office of Housing and Residential Education will be open for a day after registration so students can work with housing officials if they aren’t able to get a suite with people of their choice. Some students said they think the new system will be less organized, while others said they think students being able to pick their own rooms will be more effective.


An Appalachian State University student was shot and killed at an off-campus party early Sunday morning, The Charlotte Observer reported. Police are still investigating the death of Jay Derby, 20, and are expecting to announce an arrest soon. Derby was from Matthews and was studying business. Police said that a woman who identified herself as Derby’s girlfriend said the shooting was accidental. Another person said that Derby’s best friend was holding the gun. The shooting was reported at 12:30 a.m. Derby was dead when paramedics arrived on the scene. The Watauga County district attorney will take over the case to determine if any charges are necessary.


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County residents debate public abortion funding BY Chrissy Mickler Staff writer

Orange County residents are worried about the effects of an abortion provision in the health care reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month. The Stupak amendment would prevent the use of federal money for abortion services. Since the bill was passed, debate about whether it should provide financial aid for abortion coverage has intensified. Some Chapel Hill residents said they think the amendment might take away the rights women have to control their own bodies, while others say it would be wrong to have taxpayers pay for something they don’t support. Don Akin, a statistician for the N.C. State Center for Health Statistics, said in Orange County 390 women out of 1,000 obtained an abortion in 2008. Alison Kiser, field manager of the Chapel Hill office of Planned Parenthood for Central North Carolina, said 80 percent of private insurance plans cover abortion.

Kiser said the Stupak amendment would change this. If women bought their own health insurance through the options the government provides, the amendment would not allow them to choose a plan that covered abortion, she said. “Women who pay for their own health insurance themselves could lose benefits, which is something Obama promised would not happen under health care reform,” she said. “Their rights and choices should not be used as a political bargaining piece.” The amendment states women can buy a supplemental policy for abortion coverage. Junior Lee Storrow, co-chairman of the University’s Voices for Planned Parenthood chapter, said that option is unrealistic because pregnancy can be unexpected. Storrow said if the amendment passes as is, people might resort to unsafe procedures. The supplemental policy might also affect those unable to afford an abortion on their own, Kiser said. According to the Guttmacher

Institute, a pro-choice research institute, 57 percent of women in North Carolina who receive abortions are economically disadvantaged. Kiser said because women sometimes find the costs of abortion prohibitive, the procedure should be accessible to all who need it. But Stephanie Mercer, co-president of Carolina Students for Life, said the public should not have to pay for one person’s decision. “If the Stupak amendment was not included in the Health Reform Bill, it would force taxpayers to support killing another human being,” she said. Mercer said other legal options like adoption would keep the number of unsafe procedures from increasing, especially for college students in Orange County. Erica Scott, Civic Engagement Coordinator of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, said she expects 85 percent of women to lose abortion coverage and those with private plans won’t be able to find coverage.

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New home builds fall by 10 percent Developers say not part of broad trend BY DAVID ADLER staff writer


Despite data showing a national decrease in the number of new homes being built, the Chapel Hill housing market might be improving. In October, housing starts dropped countrywide after gradually trending upward since January. The number of units started fell about 11 percent from September, according to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report released last week. The number is also down about 31 percent from October 2008. Local realtors and developers cited a government tax credit for home buyers as a main reason for the market’s recent growth. The credit was set to expire Nov. 30, until the U.S. Senate voted to extend its availability through April. Roger Perry, president of real estate development company East West Partners and a UNC trustee, said the national drop in housing starts may be explained by the credit’s potential expiration and may be a blip in the overall trend. “Demand is driven by the job situation,” he said. “The number one determiner of what the market is like is job growth, not housing starts.” Employment in Orange County grew less than 1 percent from August to September, to 64,311 people. Scott Kovens, owner of both Kovens Construction and Capkov Ventures, said the tax credit is

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Calif. students protest 32 percent tuition increase Hikes meant to lessen budget deficit By Estes gould Staff Writer

Students at University of California-Berkeley barricaded a classroom building with bike chains, and other students across the University of California system were arrested as they demonstrated against a 32 percent tuition hike approved by administrators. The protests spanned the whole system, which serves 220,000 students on 10 campuses. The UC-system Board of Regents, the equivalent of the UNC-system Board of Governors, approved a 32 percent tuition increase for in-state and out-of-

state undergraduate students last week in an attempt to lessen the impact of a $1.2 billion state budget deficit. The fee increase puts the system’s in-state tuition at more than $10,000 for the first time in its history. A third of the revenue will go directly to financial aid for families with incomes of $70,000 or less, said Leslie Sepuka, the spokeswoman for the UC Office of the President. “The reason we are undertaking this is to preserve the quality of education,” Sepuka said. She said that even with tuition increasing, the university system

will suffer budget cuts to make up for the lack of funding received from the state. State funding for the UC system has declined to half of what it was in the 1990s, Sepuka said. “It isn’t only the students shouldering this burden,” she said. “The entire staff is facing a furlough plan, with pay cuts anywhere from four to 10 percent.” But students said they feel fees and budget cuts were targeting the middle class. “Students are definitely still up in arms,” said junior Miranda Henely, a student at UC-Berkeley. “It’s impossible to ignore what’s happening.” Rumors and videos of alleged police brutality in stemming the

protests have circulated widely, further enraging students. “Police were bashing people’s hands and crushing people’s hands,” Henely said. Urvi Nagrani, a junior at UC-Santa Barbara, said the protestors at a Board of Regents meeting requested a discussion with administrators but never received a reply. “They have a great deal of power over the universities,” she said. “But they don’t really have to engage with us or see the effects.” But Sepuka said there has been dialogue between the president of the UC system, Mark Yudof, and student newspapers. She said conversations like that have made protesting die down. “I worry it’s just going to run

“Students are definitely still up in arms. It’s impossible to ignore what’s happening.” Miranda Henely, Junior at UC-Berkeley out of steam,” said Stephanie Velednitsky, a junior at UC-San Diego who participated in a sleepin at a UC-Davis auditorium. Velednitsky said one fault of the protests were students’ lack of alternate options. “I feel like a lot of the arguments I heard were just, ‘We don’t want to pay, this is unfair,’” she said. In an e-mail to students, UC-Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau stated that the student

protests should not have been aimed at administrators. “Let us not forget that we are all fighting for the same cause: to maintain the public character of our university by sustaining Berkeley’s excellence and accessibility. ... Let us work together, not in opposition, to move forward our cause,” he stated. Contact the State & National Editor at

N.C. is second in turkey production Compiled by Manuel Montes North Carolina raises the second-most turkeys in the country, following Minnesota. More than five percent of the state’s agricultural revenue comes from turkeys and almost 25 percent comes from broilers — poultry, mostly turkeys and chickens, raised specifically for meat production. The mild climate in North Carolina is a key reason the turkey industry is so important. The turkeys’ shelters must be kept at a certain temperature, and because the state’s temperatures are never too extreme, it’s more economical to keep the temperatures stabilized here than elsewhere, said Herb Vanderberry, director of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, agricultural statistics division. There has been a 6 percent decrease in turkey production in the last year because the cost of corn, and therefore feed, has gone up tremendously. The high production cost has prompted producers to cut back, Vanderberry said. Minnesota trumps North Carolina largely because its production costs are a lot lower and it can afford to produce at higher numbers, said Jesse Grimes, a professor in the N.C. State University Department of Poultry Sciences. The primary reason for the difference in production costs is that it costs a lot less to ship grain from the Midwest to Minnesota than to North Carolina, Grimes said. Another is temperature — while North dth/alyssa champion Carolina has several months of ideal weather, Minnesota has even Turkeys were certainly not in short supply at the Harris Teeter in Carrboro on Monday afternoon. Turkey production is a very prosperous industry in more. Turkey growth slows considerably during the hottest N.C. North Carolina, partially due to the mild climate. Turkey habitats must be kept at a certain temperature for optimal growth. months, and temperatures in Minnesota rarely get that high.

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“I think there’s a lot of pressure, because it is such an institution in Chapel Hill.”

The theater will screen more mainstream movies anywhere from two weeks to a month after their release. In addition to showing mainstream movies on the main screen, the side screen — which seats Susan Shareshian, Owner about 150 — will run classic movies and “film series,” Shareshian itability until next year. “I think there’s a lot of pressure, said. “We want to bring in a larger because it is such an institution in crowd, and one way we’ve seen Chapel Hill,” she said. “We couldn’t let it close.” that done is by running classics like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Back to Senior writer Matthew Lynley the Future,’” she said. “The extra contributed reporting. benefit there is there is very little Contact the City Editor reversion.” at Concessions was one area where Shareshian said she doubted former owners took full advantage of potential revenue. Her solution is simple: Bring in the alcohol. “We’ll be selling beer and wine, but only at certain titles for now. We haven’t made a decision if it’s going to be available all the time,” she said. They are still waiting for a liquor license and will start by selling alcohol at private parties, Shareshian said. Broadley said he thought this particular change was a bad idea. “Lowering your inhibitions to be respectful would negatively affect the viewing experience for yourself and others,” he said. The theater retains its community image through a lobby fully redone by four art students and the Shareshians themselves. “We’re 100 percent ready,” she said. While there’s plenty of community optimism about reopening the theater, Shareshian said she doesn’t expect to return the theater to prof-

stay over breaks. This year, her family is coming to experience the holiday — and some of the best deals of the year — with her. “My mom is coming to visit me,” Laya said. “We’re going to do Black Friday. We sure are going to enjoy the discounts.” Unlike the numerous American students who travel home to spend the holiday with their families, Laya said Thanksgiving break isn’t a huge deal for international students because most don’t even celebrate the American holiday. Thomas Reilly, a graduate student from New South Wales, Australia, plans to visit friends in Raleigh during the break.

“I can’t go home because it’s a 24-hour flight and it costs about $2,000 one way,” Reilly said. “And we don’t even celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia.” There will be about 20 students staying in Ehringhaus Residence Hall during the break, and Bradley said between 30 students and 40 students will be staying in the on-campus apartment complexes. So while most students will venture home to stuff their faces full of turkey and pie, those few students left on campus can rest in peace knowing they’ll avoid traffic, a few extra pounds and those awkward family moments that come with the holidays. Contact the University Editor at

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Heels won’t fuel fire vs. State By David Reynolds Senior Writer

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Greg Little (8) and the Tar Heels didn’t get much offensive production last season in Kenan Stadium, when UNC fell to the Wolfpack 41-10.

Last year after its lopsided 4110 victory against North Carolina, N.C. State didn’t hold back when taking a couple shots at UNC’s program. “What it speaks to is, we’re the best football program in the state,” Wolfpack coach Tom O’Brien said following that game. “Without question.” But the fun at the expense of its rival didn’t stop there. The school also printed up T-shirts declaring itself “State Champions” in football because it had beaten Wake Forest, Duke and East Carolina in addition to the Tar Heels. Given a chance to respond leading into this week’s game, safety Deunta Williams resisted firing back at this year’s struggling Wolfpack squad (4-7, 1-6 ACC) — at least for now. “To be honest with you, we think about it. But at the same time,

that’s last year,” Williams said. “I’m not into too much trash talk — until I get on the field.” UNC coach Butch Davis didn’t bite either when baited with O’Brien’s comments at his weekly press conference Monday. “Those kinds of things are going to be resolved every single season,” Davis said. “Every season is an entity unto itself.” Riding a four-game winning streak and on the cusp of a ninewin regular season, the Tar Heels (8-3, 4-3) weren’t about to give the Wolfpack any bulletin board material at the press conference. UNC is too busy devising a scheme to slow down N.C. State’s Russell Wilson and fine-tuning its mistakes going into its regularseason finale. Wilson threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns in the two schools’ meeting in 2008, and Davis said he was perhaps the most dynamic player in the ACC other than Clemson’s C.J. Spiller.

“What it speaks to is, we’re the best football program in the state. Without question.” Tom O’Brien, N.C. State’s coach, after beating UNC 41-10 last season “There’s two parts to this equation for this week,” Davis said. “We have to prepare for N.C. State and the challenges they’re going to bring, but we also have to take care of ourselves. We have to play much better.” Surprisingly, one of the areas Davis singled out for improvement was UNC’s defense. Despite the defense forcing six turnovers against Boston College and scoring on two of those, Davis wasn’t happy at the way the Tar Heels defended the run. Eagles running back Montel Harris rumbled his way to 132 yards on the ground, finding plenty of space Saturday against a UNC defense rated first in the confer-

ence against the run. Davis also wasn’t pleased with the way his team handled its 21-0 lead. He gave Boston College credit for fighting its way back in the game, but still wants consistency from the offensive unit. Quarterback T.J. Yates isn’t content this week, either. The junior threw three interceptions against Boston College, and he is 0-2 as a starter against N.C. State. “I definitely need to get a win under my belt against them,” Yates said. “It kind of irks me every time we play against them and come out with a loss.” Contact the Sports Editor at

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tuesday, november 24, 2009


National and World News National elections in Iraq might be Indian leader to visit White House delayed, postponing Obama’s plans WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Barack Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White House for a state visit today, a visit likely to include talks on the war in Afghanistan, relations with Pakistan and climate change. India wants the United States to remain engaged in Afghanistan and has itself invested $1.2 billion in building up the country’s infrastructure. The state visit is the first of Obama’s presidency.

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Will Graves and the Tar Heels got back on track Monday against Gardner-Webb after suffering their first loss on Friday. Against the Bulldogs, UNC committed 16 turnovers, a problem the team has struggled with this season.

Tar Heels cage Bulldogs in return to win column MEN’S BASKETBALL Gardner-Webb UNC 

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Every time North Carolina felt safe, it heard a familiar, almost chiding response from the PA announcer. “Three points, Grayson Flittner.” Dexter Strickland left the man open with the ball. “Three points, Grayson Flittner.” Marcus Ginyard couldn’t prevent the pass out of the double team. “Three points, Grayson Flittner.” Flittner single-handedly kept Gardner-Webb in the game, going 9-for-16 from long distance. But no matter how well Flittner shot, he simply could not overcome the Bulldogs’ size deficiencies in the post as UNC claimed victory, 9372. “It was one of those things where he started hitting, and it was just like, ‘Gosh this is going to be a long night,’” Tyler Zeller said. Flittner shot enough threes for both teams, and he made enough to keep Gardner-Webb within striking distance. His nine threes tied the Smith Center record for three-pointers made in a single game by an opposing player. In the first half, Flittner carried the Bulldogs. The 6-foot guard entered the game with five threepointers on the season, but he connected on six in the first half. The Tar Heels had trouble guarding him, as Ginyard, John Henson and Will Graves all took turns on him, mostly unsuccessfully. “It was amazing,” Graves said. “I’d have rather it been on our team, making shots like that, but we have to get a hand up or something.” The Tar Heels attempted only four three-pointers themselves and failed to make a three until reserve Thomas Thornton drained one with 23 seconds remaining in the contest. “I don’t go in there and tell them (not to shoot any threes in the game), but if their four-man is 6-foot-3,” head coach Roy Williams said, his voice trailing off. “I don’t believe in taking what people give you. I want to get what I want, and if we have a size advantage inside then we should do that.” The Tar Heels finished the game with a 50-32 rebounding advan-

tage, and those extra rebounds often came off easy tip-ins. Ed Davis and Deon Thompson led the way on the glass with 13 and 10 rebounds, respectively. UNC rolled the Bulldogs inside the paint, holding a 58 to 12 advantage. “We were just more focused,” Graves said. “When we bring the intensity, we can always outrebound somebody like that.” After a 12-point run capped by Davis’ two handed dunk brought the score to 35-17, the Tar Heel advantage never sank below 12 or above 21 for the remainder of the contest. The Tar Heels’ free-throw woes

continued, as the squad combined to finish 18-for-33 behind the stripe, shooting worse at the line (54.5 percent) than they did on field goal attempts (56.1 percent). Thompson, who scored his 1,000th point on a fast-break dunk, tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds. The 1,000th point gives UNC 63 one-thousand point scorers — the most in NCAA history. “I’m probably behind Tyler (Hansbrough), that’s what I do know,” Thompson said. “But it is cool to be a part of Carolina history.”



a half minutes. The unit’s move to Hillsborough should not affect response times in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, as EMS will add another unit in northern Chapel Hill, Woodward said. She said the new ambulance will be added within the next three months. Along with the first unit’s move to Hillsborough, the second unit on New Hope Church Road will move south to a smaller building in January. The exact location has not been determined.

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request money from a separate, smaller fund used to make appropriations after the budget process. “We have a fund of $75,000, the Subsequent Appropriations Fund for the spring 2010 semester, to allocate,” Dexter said. He added that typically, Congress’ finance committee receives a total of about $50,000 in requests in the spring from all student groups, and large appropriations are unlikely to get approval from Congress. That money is allocated on a first come, first served basis. “We would have to take a look at projected attendance and cost factors, like how much it would cost to bring performers in,” Dexter said. He added that attendance is a major factor in weighing requests. Megan Maher, festival co-chairwoman, said she hopes the festival will draw a large crowd. “We want to expand on the Fall Fest mentality and make it more of an end-of-the-year celebration,” she said.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (MCT) — Iraq’s pivotal national elections, originally scheduled for January, faced a likely delay of weeks or even longer after wrangling over a law setting terms for the polls broke down Monday. Barring a last-minute reversal, a postponement will be at least a temporary setback for the Obama administration’s hopes for Iraq, and perhaps even its plans for a swift drawdown of the 115,000 U.S. troops still in the country. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in Washington that

Karzai challenged Two men may be to end corruption linked to attacks KABUL, Afghanistan (MCT) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s pledge to root out political corruption in his second term faces a quick test from government attorneys, who have asked for new powers to pursue some of the country’s top leaders. Officials in the attorney general’s office said Monday that they wanted Karzai to take decisive steps so that they could pursue corruption cases against as many as 15 current and former government officials, including at least two in the president’s Cabinet.

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sidered at a hearing, and the court dismissed the case. Representatives don’t seem to think a transition in leadership will affect Congress’ activities. Speaker Pro Temp Dakota Williams presided over the rest of Monday’s meeting. He will take Levin-Manning’s place until Congress elects a new speaker at its next full meeting in January. Members speculate that Williams will run for speaker, and the sophomore said he will pursue the job. Faculty adviser Jon Curtis said he does not think the change will affect Congress’ ability to function. “I think the body is generally fluid in its work and not likely to

CHICAGO (MCT) — Authorities in Chicago are looking into allegations that two local men accused of plotting an assault on a Danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad might be linked to other plots, including a terrorist assault in Mumbai last year that left more than 170 dead, sources said. David Coleman Headley is being investigated as a scout for the Mumbai attack, which targeted multiple sites, including two hotels, a train station, a cafe and a Jewish community center. struggle when and if leadership changes,” Curtis wrote in an e-mail before the meeting. Levin-Manning said he will remain a Congress member and work with the student affairs committee. “I will work with them to help Congress grow as a body internally,” he said. Levin-Manning will no longer serve as a delegate to the Association of Student Governments in his capacity as speaker, but said he will seek a position as an alternate delegate. “I hope that my successor continues to do that and takes it one step further,” he said. “There’s always room for improvement.” He said he brought a new degree of communication with the student

the election “might slip” as a result of the continuing dispute, but she expressed confidence that it will be held later. Vice President Tariq alHashemi, a Sunni Muslim, vetoed the law last week, complaining that it underrepresented Iraqis living abroad, most of whom are thought to be Sunnis who fled after the toppling of dictator Saddam Hussein and the sectarian violence that followed. On Monday, Kurds and Shiite Muslim politicians banded together and rebuffed al-Hashemi.

Five accused of buying missiles PHILADELPHIA (MCT) — The FBI terrorism task force has arrested five men of Lebanese origin following an extensive international undercover sting in which one of the men allegedly tried to purchase 100 Stinger missiles designed to shoot down aircraft. The central figure in the case planned to use the anti-aircraft weapons and 250 machine guns in the Middle East and asked to have them exported to Iran or Syria for use by “the Resistance,” a reference to the Palestinians fighting Israelis, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed Monday. body and the other branches of student government to Congress over the course of the semester. “I have brought the standard of transparency up,” he said. Levin-Manning said further reforms, such as electronic voting during meetings and audio recordings of deliberations to post online would make Congress more accessible to students. Levin-Manning — who holds several other leadership positions outside of Congress — said he didn’t plan on stepping down when he took the job in the spring. “I had every intention of being the speaker for the entire year,” he said. “But the situation changed.” Contact the University Editor at

No trash talk — yet UNC isn’t looking to trade barbs before the N.C. State football game Saturday. See pg. 6 for story.

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Deon Thompson pulled down another double-double for the Tar Heels Monday. North Carolina’s senior forward posted 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting. He also grabbed 10 rebounds in just 23 minutes of action.

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“The one concept that was presented to the board is to move the station to the communities which they serve,” he said. “It allows us to not only serve the Hillsborough area but also the northern end of the county.” County Commissioner Alice Gordon said she relied on Montes de Oca’s expertise in making a decision. “What’s the balance to having the units deployed geographically and having them deployed where you get the most calls?” she said. “It’s really an unanswerable question. We deferred to his professional judgment.” The Orange County EMS has a current response time goal of 12 minutes, but actual response times range from 17 to 19 minutes, EMS Operations Manager Kim Woodward said. “We’re hoping the addition of the unit in the Hillsborough area will decrease the response time,” she said. Woodward said the move should Contact the University Editor lower response times in northern at Orange County by up to three and

Solution to Monday’s puzzle

Pick a room, any room Students living on campus will be able to pick a specific room when they recontract. See pg. 3 for story.

Construction is falling Home construction is way down in Orange County compared to this time last year. See pg. 4 for story.

Raise the curtain The Varsity will reopen Friday with three films, including “The Wizard of Oz.” See pg. 1 for story.

Congress loses speaker Joe Levin-Manning, speaker of Student Congress, resigned Monday night. See pg. 3 for story.

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“I think there’s a lot of pressure, because it is such an institution in Chapel Hill. We couldn’t let it close.” Susan Shareshian, co-owner, Varsity theatre


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Tuition increases will hurt us too

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Grisham is an inspirational Commencement choice


n the past few weeks of debate concerning the tuition increase, people have been over-careful. Scared of offending the North Carolina residents, out-of-state opponents of the bill have tip-toed around the issue. The proposed increase has settled on 5.2 percent for both in- and out-of-staters, which ostensibly is fair to both groups of students. But the reality of nonresident’s $1,127-increased bill hits way too hard. And people have been afraid to argue the real reason why. Let’s be real, people. I’m from Raleigh, and I shouldn’t be the first one to say this: The reason we shouldn’t financially punish out-of-staters is because they’re smarter than us. Oh, snap. Do you remember your college application? If you are from Fayetteville, your GPA and hardearned SAT scores and the essay you wrote about your mission trip to Bolivia were put in a different pile than ones sent in from a senior in Colorado. Figuratively, anyway. Nonresidents apply under a strict quota and are therefore held to much higher standards than the rest of us. Forty-three SAT points higher, to be exact. Of course, then comes the age-old “SAT’s don’t measure intelligence” argument. In an online comment to a Daily Tar Heel article that quoted this statistic, user John Black said: “scoring 43 points higher on the SAT does not entitle you to moan and groan about how much ‘better’ you are in article after article. Maybe it’s just me, but I can not tell the difference among my friends who scored within 40 points of each other.” Well, the admissions department certainly can. And while SAT performance might not be a good basis for choosing friends, it’s a great way to choose incoming freshmen. Because when it comes down to it, you’d probably rather be lab partners with the genius from Maryland than the stoner from Greensboro. Sure, we hate it when they ruin the curve in our chemistry class, but all in all, smart people are an asset to our school. And I speak as an in-state student when I say that. After all, isn’t that what this tuition-based protectionism has been about? Providing a quality education for its taxpayers? Well, listen up, General Assembly: Tuition caps on in-state students have the opposite effect. And if it came down to it, I’d rather pay more tuition than devalue my diploma. If we dissuade nonresident students from attending the University, we will be doing just that. Think about what a diploma means. In one sense, it’s like currency — only worth a lot when people believe in the backing behind it. If a piece of paper from UNCChapel Hill means a solid education under the guidance of excellent professors and intelligent classmates, then employers will view it as such. If not, then you might as well print out your credentials from a hokey online “university.” It might be too late to save our nonresidents from this latest tuition hike, but the next time one is up for debate, North Carolinians should also speak out. An attack on the wallets of those who raise the caliber of the University is an attack on us, too. Opposing out-of-state tuition hikes: So easy, an in-stater could do it.

Ticket to complain Most important factor in policy must be attendance


NC is tied for the most tournament wins in NCAA basketball history. And the Tar Heels have won five national championships. Yet, somehow, there is a problem with student attendance at our games. The over-arching goal of a student ticket policy should be to maximize student attendance, but it seems like all the current policy does is maximize complication and confusion. Last year, students who won the online lottery received two tickets. Carolina Athletic Association President John Russell dismissed the former system as an ineffective means of ensuring high student attendance. Russell reasoned that last year, a student who decided against attending a game wasted two tickets, whereas now a

student who decides not to go wastes only one. But Russell fails to recognize the reality that basketball games are social events. The energy and intensity of cheering for the Tar Heels is enhanced when enjoyed with a friend. A student with two tickets is more likely to attend a game if he or she can easily be accompanied by another. It is true that a student with one ticket only wastes one ticket, but that student is less likely to attend the game because of the complication involved in finding another friend with the same phase. Russell stated that students need to show initiative and take advantage of programs like “Turn It Back” and the standby line in order to obtain tickets. But the unpopularity of these programs reveals a CAA

that is out of touch with student needs. Granted, these programs do sound noteworthy and should be taken advantage of. But CAA needs to better advertise their existence. Promotional strategies that go beyond e-mail correspondence should be employed. Russell said wording on tickets is going to be changed to ensure students understand they can enter the Dean Dome after their phase. Students will also be notified of their phase 72 hours before a game instead of the current 48 hours. CAA’s attempts to respond to student concerns are heading in the right direction. But Russell needs to continue listening to students and return to the former system, or consider a more effective approach to maximize attendance.

Fixing a grave situation Restoring dignity to black section of cemetery vital


udos to the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill for restoring the dignity of the black section of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery. The section has been neglected long enough. Last week, the society conducted a survey for the purpose of locating lost graves in the historically black section of the cemetery. There’s a lack of recorded burials in that section. George Clarke, who was white, was the first person recorded to be buried in the cemetery in 1798. But the first black person to be recorded as buried in the cemetery was Ellington Burnett in 1853. So there’s quite a gap in the records.

The preservation society notes that, obviously, both black and white people lived and died in the area during this 55-year gap, meaning there are probably many black people buried in the cemetery about whom we simply don’t know. Discovering how many people are buried in the cemetery dignifies the lives of the men, women and children who might be buried there. And dignity is something that has not always been extended to those buried in the black section. During the UNC-Clemson game in 1985, some fans used the black section of the cemetery as a parking lot. This action showed no

respect for the lives that are remembered there. The preservation society has been involved in the cemetery’s upkeep since that time. Determining how many people should be remembered in the black section is another step toward ensuring that all the people buried in the cemetery are respected. The black community is integral to Chapel Hill’s history and the University’s. Many of the community’s historic buildings were built off its sweat and toil. The historic disrespect of the black section of the cemetery is an injustice that needs to be corrected, and the preservation society is doing exactly that.

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Obtaining 501(c)(3) will help with fundraising

iling the necessary paperwork for current student groups to gain tax-exempt or nonprofit status can mean jumping hurdles that take time away from philanthropic efforts. S o i t ’s g r e a t t h a t t h e University is looking to create a group that would help nonprofit, charitable student groups obtain a 501(c)(3). With tax-exempt status, supporters can make taxdeductible donations to these groups. For groups with short-term nonprofit ideas, the umbrella organization would provide a

tax ID number they could use for fundraising. The organization would provide leadership and guidance to those groups and ideas that are more long-term, at least until they are able to stand on their own two feet. With this organization in place, charitable student groups can now concentrate more on their mission and less on legalese. Currently, student organizations have to go through either the Office of University Development or the Campus Y to receive tax-exempt status.

But this organization will funnel all these requests for nonprofit status to a single entity. In addition to helping groups gain nonprofit status, the organization plans to act as a support and learning facility for nonprofit groups on campus. In a university setting, students should be given the ability to make their projects a reality. This proposed organization plans to do just that by making it easier for students to materialize their philanthropic ideas, both legally and idealistically.

JOin us: The Daily Tar Heel is hiring for the spring semester. We’re looking for about eight columnists who will produce hard-hitting, insightful, well-written and well-researched columns with local relevance centered around a theme of their own choosing on a biweekly basis. We’re looking for about eight to 10 board members who will write unsigned editorials on behalf of the DTH. Members must attend a one-hour meeting on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday each week to brainstorm and pitch ideas. Each board member can expect to write at least three editorials a week. We’re looking for cartoonists who will produce creative, original editorial cartoons weekly. Submit three work samples to apply. Please visit Union 2409 or under “About us” for an application. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Contact Opinion Editor Harrison Jobe at with questions.

TO THE EDITOR: In response to Courtney Webster’s comments on the choice of John Grisham as the commencement speaker (“Speaker choice is very uninspired, disappointing,” Nov. 19): Insulting and embarrassing, are you kidding me? He is one of the best-selling authors of today, not to mention at one time a renowned lawyer. And he has had an impact both locally and globally. At least 20 of his books were not only best-sellers locally, but also internationally. Grisham has 235 million copies of his books circulating worldwide, translated into 29 languages. As far as charitable causes are concerned, you were wrong yet again. Just one of the many causes he is committed to is the Rebuild the Coast Fund. His charity raised $8.8 million for Gulf Coast relief for hurricane Katrina victims. Still not inspiring enough for you? Grisham has proven himself to be giving, gifted and dedicated. Each time someone opens up one if his novels they read about a story that has inspired him; is that not in itself inspiring? Think of all the aspiring writers and attorneys here at our school and the drive and determination he inspires in them. Don’t look at him as just a writer, but as someone who set out to achieve his dreams and did; an example for all of us to follow. Jessica Mattison Senior English

TOMS Shoes could do more to help worlds’ shoeless TO THE EDITOR: As more and more students on campus don spiffy TOMS, I feel that I should raise a question: Do they know what they are supporting? TOMS Shoes is not truly serious about alleviating shoelessness around the world. If they were serious about what they preach, they would donate the entirety of their profits and create a social business. Better yet, they could buy locally. Shoes in developing countries cost less than a dollar due to foreign donations from companies such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army that flood markets and drown local producers. Imagine a shoe company that for each pair you buy, delivers 35 pairs to poor shoeless children. If they were truly selfless, they would go further, using factories near the people they help rather than their current continental ones. Then they would not only resolve the shoe conundrum that these communities face but also the unemployment and poverty, which creates the shoe problem in the first place. Unlike many, we are blessed to have the power of choice in what we buy and how our spending impacts the world around us. TOMS Shoes is in fact really concerned about shoeless children around the world, just not enough to give up on the large profit they accumulate. So please be smart and buy smart. Aurélien Vétil Senior Economics and Chemistry

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Kvetching board kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain To the three girls who peed behind the light post at the Hojo P2P stop on Saturday night: It might shield you from the road, but the 10 floors of Hojo can still see you. To the people meowing outside my window last night: I was unaware UNC had changed its mascot to the kittens. To the guy who constantly sits behind me in the dining hall: It was a one time thing; let it go. To Student Congress: You know you’re useless when high school students are writing letters to the editor about how you need to get your act together. To the girl who bit my neck last Thursday night on the dance floor: I’m sorry you missed the midnight premiere of New Moon. Don’t take it out on me. Can anyone even remember the last weekend our basketball team lost and our football team won? To my suitemate: That was a UTI test strip, not a pregnancy test. You fail. To the exit stairs at Lenoir: You can quit your masquerade as an escalator. We’ve all seen you for what you really are. To the dude who stole the bike I found in the bushes last Thursday: Consider the new seat and $65 tune-up a gift from me to you. To the guy who grabbed five free condoms in the P2P: Leave some for the people who actually have a chance of having sex, please. To my TA, who is “not sure” where his office is and it is November: You should find out about that. The hundreds of girls in the Blank Canvas dance show were good. But the four extremely excited male dancers totally stole the show. To the girl sitting in front of me in BIOL 101 class, who uses MySpace instead of taking notes: I’m Twittering about you with the rest of the class. Dear FarmVille agriculturists: Congratulations, you’ve done nothing for the past two hours. Dear guy on HotRussianBrides. com at one of the computers in the UL: You’re trying my patience. Dear Chapel Hill Transit: The only thing you manage to do efficiently is waste a ton of my time. Dear roommate: Don’t ask me what I’ve been up to if you’re going to have headphones in your ears by the time I ask, “What about you?” To the girl in my accounting class who thought 75 minutes was shorter than an hour and 15 minutes: How did you get into UNC and are you sure accounting is in your professional future? Send your one-to-two sentence entries to, subject line ‘kvetch.’

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The Daily Tar Heel for Nov. 24, 2009  

The print edition for Nov. 24, 2009

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