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University reacts to protesters May bring students to Honor Court By Leah Hughes Staff Writer
diversions | page 5 SIGNAL 2009 The South Electronic Music Festival kicks off its fourth year today with a free opening party at Talulla’s on West Franklin Street.
University officials and many students are disappointed with the actions by student protesters that forced Tom Tancredo to cut his speech short Tuesday night and required police intervention. The student organization Youth for Western Civilization invited Tancredo, a former Republican U.S. representative from Colorado, to speak on immigration. About two minutes into his speech, police escorted Tancredo out of the room due to safety concerns. More than 150 protesters yelled and waved signs — a window was also broken — in an outcry against
Tancredo’s views. “We expect protests about controversial subjects at Carolina. That’s part of our culture,” said Chancellor Holden Thorp in an e-mail to students and faculty. “But we also pride ourselves on being a place where all points of view can be expressed and heard.” Thorp called the events an embarrassment and said he phoned Tancredo to apologize on behalf of the University. “I think what this means is we’re going to have to think about what our approach to something like this might be if it happens again,” Thorp said in a phone interview. The protests also evoked response
from multiple sectors of the UNC. Mark Crescenzi, a political science professor, said he thought the student actions were a tactical error on behalf of the protesters. Crescenzi received an anonymous voicemail Wednesday morning as a result of the protest. The caller asked Crescenzi if he plans to give extra credit, free champagne or pats on the back to award the protesters for preventing Tancredo from expressing his conservative views. “I find it ironic from a personal standpoint because I don’t consider myself a left-winger,” Crescenzi said. He had not decided if he would return the call and said he was not aware of any other colleagues who received messages. The Division of Student Affairs is
investigating students’ participation in the protest to see if evidence exists to bring cases to Honor Court. Student government is also working with several campus groups to organize discussions about issues surrounding student protests. As for Youth for Western Civilization, the group plans to invite another speaker next week. Riley Matheson, president of UNC’s chapter of Youth for Western Civilization, said he was unable to properly introduce Tancredo because of protesters’ behavior. Police sprayed a broad swath of pepper spray and discharged a Taser to disperse the group protesting outside the classroom. DPS is conducting an investigation to determine if criminal charges are warranted. The department is
OPEN FOR BUSINESS sports | page 11 NOT EVEN CLOSE UNC defated Winthrop 20-4, topping the best offensive output since March 2007. “It’s a little unexpected, but it’s nice for us to respond back,” coach Mike Fox said. “And we kind of had the philosophy to want to win each inning.”
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CHANCELLOR’S AWARDS Sixty-eight students, three professors and six TAs were honored Wednesday for their achievements.
this day in history APRIL 16, 2002… David Kaczynski speaks about his opposition to the death penalty and decision to turn in his brother, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, to the FBI.
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also investigating the police response, a standard procedure when force is used. No results of the investigations were released Wednesday.
By Evan Rose
Alumnus and former Clef Hanger Anoop Desai IDOL WATCH made it to the top six on American Idol on Wednesday night. He performs again Tuesday.
Aspiring comics competed for an opening slot for loud-mouthed funnyman and UNC graduate Lewis Black at Memorial Hall on Friday.
Leaders from several student organizations will gather to discuss the protest and academic freedom. Speakers include Student Body President Jasmin Jones, Daily Tar Heel editor-in-chief Allison Nichols, Campus Y co-presidents, and members of Young Democrats, College Republicans, Coalition for College Access and Chispa. 6 p.m. today outside the Union.
County paramedics say fallout after a teen’s death has affected their work
Virginia Thomas, an employee of newly opened The Clothing Warehouse, organizes merchandise Wednesday afternoon. The shop is one of two to open on Franklin Street in the last two weeks as landlords offer rent concessions to lure prospective tenants in the sluggish economy.
Deals attract new tenants in recession By Victoria Stilwell Staff Writer
In the last two weeks, two new businesses — GameStop and The Clothing Warehouse — have opened their Franklin Street doors. Two new restaurants expect to open by early summer. Chapel Hill officials say the current poor economic conditions create environments conducive to entrepreneurship. “It’s always been sort of a known fact that recessions are one of the best times to open a new business,” said Dwight Bassett, the Chapel Hill economic development officer. Chapel Hill property owners and business organizations have employed new tactics to attract and keep tenants, Bassett said. Errol Jenghis and Yilmez Bulut, co-owners of Artichoke Basil on
Franklin Street, said they received three months free rent from their property owner. They hope to open in two weeks. A vegetarian restaurant, Butternut Squash, is also expected to open for business in University Square this summer, said Rich Gernand, a leasing agent for Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham. Bassett said property owners and real estate brokers no longer have as many options available, so they have had to make their offers to tenants more attractive. Prospective business owners are therefore in a better position to negotiate rent rates for prime properties in the town, said Adam Klein, vice president of the Chapel HillCarrboro Chamber of Commerce. Many spaces, like the one under Top of the Hill, are listed in the
DTH INSIDE: The Downtown Partnership hired a new director who will take over this summer. PG. 3 Downtown Partnership’s database with a negotiable rent. Landlords are becoming more aggressive and have to give more concessions, said Gary Hill, a real estate adviser for Grubb & Ellis. “The pendulum has swung in this point in the cycle toward tenants,” he said. Those concessions include incentives like free or fixed rent. Jenghis said the rate of his lease is the same as it was for a tenant seven years ago. “We thought it was reasonable,” Jenghis said. Jenghis and Bulut used the money they saved to help with renovation costs. Town officials say they have been continuing to connect property owners and prospective tenants. But the economy has some busi-
ness employees concerned. “It’s a little bit slow since we opened during Easter,” said Dayu Li, the assistant manager of GameStop on Franklin Street “It’s definitely going to be challenging, but I look forward to it.” Although the economy has many worried, George Draper, chairman of the board of the Downtown Partnership, said there’s never been a better time for businesses filling unique niches. And as for Jenghis and Bulut, they say they aren’t too worried about making a big profit. “The business is not open to make money,” Bulut said as Jenghis translated to his native Turkish. “It’s more of a vehicle to meet people, to create an atmosphere. Not for the money.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
Next faculty chairman to face budget cuts By dean Drescher Staff Writer
The spectre of looming budget cuts and a painful discussion about grading policy give the two candidates vying for faculty chairman something to worry about. McKay Coble, professor of design and the chairwoman of the Department of Dramatic Art, and Arne Kalleberg, Kenan distinguished professor of sociology, are contending for a three-year term in an office that represents the interests of UNC faculty through several major discussions. The position is currently held by chemistry professor Joe Templeton, whose term ends June 30. Both candidates have similar stances on major issues, including the central role of faculty in dis-
cussions on budget cuts and grade distribution. But the two prioritize the issues regarding faculty differently. Coble emphasized a desire to improve conditions for fixed-term faculty members — those who have a contract with UNC for a specified number of years. “Fixed-term faculty issues are enormous,” Coble said. “That’s my big point.” Coble said the most crucial issue to address would be clarifying the way fixed-term faculty members are promoted. Though Kalleberg said fixedterm faculty issues are important, the biggest issue is the most obvious. “I think the number one issue is going to be the budget situation,
Kalleberg agreed. which will require some tough “The faculty chairman needs to decisions about strategic reallocation of resources,” Kalleberg said. try to work with the administration to ensure that the faculty have a voice into the decisions regardBudget cuts ing budget cuts so that they are Templeton views budget cuts as fair and that they are equitable,” a major issue facing the victor. he said. “Budget considerations will remain a dominant issue for at Grade inflation least another year or two,” he said. Templeton also said issues UNC has already had to cut its budget 7 percent this year. The regarding grade distribution are University also is likely to see bound to arise at least once during some level of state funding cut a chairman’s term. The educational policy commitas the budget passes through the legislature, and both candidates tee of the faculty council, which said they are prepared to address will present a report on the issue to the council next week, is planhow to make these cuts. “The conversations about bud- ning on bringing the issue to the get cuts and furloughs have to be See FACulty, Page 4 faculty driven,” Coble said.
Orange County paramedics say they would not have handled a sick 17-year-old the way a former colleague did in August. Though there is no explicit policy, they said paramedic James Griffin’s decision to let a minor sign his own release is not standard procedure. But medical staff are still dealing with the fallout from the way Griffin managed Atlas Fraley the day he called 911 with complaints that his whole body hurt. “This was one rotten apple in a group of people who are highly capable,” one Orange County paramedic said. “This is one incident that has completely ruined our reputation.” Two active county paramedics and one former emergency medical technician were granted anonymity for this article because they have been explicitly instructed not to discuss Fraley or EMS policy. The county has named Manager Laura Blackmon as a spokeswoman on EMS policy and Fraley. She won’t comment on either. Griffin resigned two weeks after Fraley’s parents, who did not know their son had called 911, found him dead at home Aug. 12. One paramedic said he was approached in a store after Fraley’s death and asked, “How many 17-year-olds have you killed today?” The EMT said he also sensed a lack of community confidence. “I think a lot of civilians don’t trust county EMS now,” he said. But Col. Frank Montes de Oca, the director of Emergency Services, said he has not seen evidence of any public distrust. He would not comment specifically on EMS policy or Fraley. He said EMS will release plans in the next few weeks which outline attempts to serve the public better by “getting more involved in the community.” But Emergency Services’ internal response to Fraley’s death has been minimal so far, paramedics said. The county policy on discharging minors doesn’t need to be updated because it’s so well understood, the paramedics said. All three medics said that if a minor’s parent or guardian cannot be reached, he is normally released to the emergency room or police. The paramedics said they would have taken Fraley to the emergency room, especially given his symptoms. “Even if the kid’s parents were right in front of me I still would have transported him to the emergency room,” said one paramedic. Immediately after Fraley’s death, the paramedics’ shift lieutenants reminded them that they are respon-
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Man bites deadly snake, ends attack
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tories of deadly snake attacks from Africa are common, usually ending in the unfortunate death of the human victim. But as a Kenyan man proved Wednesday, death can be deterred — if the victim is willing to resort to the serpent’s methods of attack. Ben Nyaumbe, a farm manager in the Malindi area of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast, bit a deadly python that attacked him last weekend. Nyaumbe accidently stepped on the snake, leading the python to wrap itself around his leg and drag him up into a tree. Nyaumbe then bit the snake when it wrapped itself around his upper body. While in the tree, he managed to use a cell phone to call for help. He sustained heavy bruising and damaged lips. NOTED. The global economic crisis continues to make headlines and create desperate victims everywhere — including a young would-be bank robber in central Illinois. A 13-year-old boy in Peoria, Ill., was accused of robbing a bank in the city Tuesday. He apparently held a gun to a teller and demanded a bag of money. He was found 30 minutes later in a garage.
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enior Nick Sotolongo tries to catch a ball while wearing goggles that simulate a blood alcohol content of 0.16, twice the legal limit, Wednesday afternoon in Polk Place. Participants in the event also wore “drunk goggles” while they danced and simulated closing a bar tab.
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arrested for possession of marijuana Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Robert Junior Allen, 20, was arrested at Airport Gardens public housing and charged with possession of 22.5 grams of marijuana, reports state. He was released in lieu of $250 bail and will appear in court June 1, according to police reports. n Someone stole a lawn mower from an empty rental property on Sykes Street between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The lawn mower, worth $300, was stolen from the front yard of the property on the 400 block of the street, reports state. n A r e s t a u r a n t o n We s t
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Due to a reporting error, Tuesday’s pg. 11 story, “UNC facing tough condensed schedule,” misstated the UNC baseball team’s record. As of Tuesday, they were 27-9 this season. They are now 28-10. Also, the condensed schedule started in 2008, not this year. BY DANIELLE ADAMS The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for Staff Writer the errors. Students, staff and graduate teaching assistants were honored for their achievements Wednesday Campus BRIEFS the annual Chancellor’s Awards Appreciation picnic honors at Ceremony. student assistants’ efforts Sixty-eight students, three professors and six TAs were presented Teaching assistants and research with Chancellor’s Awards in the assistants socialized, ate free sand- Great Hall of the Student Union. wiches and cookies and won gift The awards recognize individuals certificates Wednesday evening at a who excel in academic work and in celebratory picnic. student activities. The TA and RA Appreciation Nine faculty earned Student Picnic, held near the Old Well, was Undergraduate Teaching Awards, meant to recognize the efforts these and 61 different Chancellor’s students have put into their work this Awards were given to students. year. About 400 students attended. One staff member — Duane Visit University News at dailytar- Deardorff, director of undergraduate heel.com for the full story. laboratories — was given a Student Undergraduate Staff Award. Urban studies head elected Student awards included the to lead global organization Archibald Henderson Prize in Mathematics, the Op White Prize William Rohe, the director of in Geology and the George Moses the Center for Urban and Regional Horton Award for Multicultural Studies in UNC’s College of Arts Leadership, among others. and Sciences, was elected the new For these awards, students chairman of the international Urban received certificates, trophies, Affairs at UNC. plaques and monetary prizes Rohe will act as CEO of the orga- depending upon which award they nization, which has about 600 insti- received. tutional and individual members Juniors and seniors were nomiacross the world. The group is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers and public service providers.
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Wide range of excellence awarded nated for them in an open process at the start of the spring semester. “There’s a large pool of students to choose from, and we want to reflect the wider campus,” said George Lensing, an English professor and member of the chancellor’s awards committee. “We’re basically just looking for excellence.” Students are nominated by specific departments and selection committees around campus, and the chancellor’s awards committee reviews the nominees. Jon Curtis, chairman of the committee, said the committee doesn’t have any general criteria when looking for recipients. “It can run from a very specific assessment of academic performance to a qualitative approach in terms of leadership and service,” Curtis said. Senior Kelly Giles, a recipient of last year’s Ernest H. Abernethy Prize in Student Publication Work, said awards can require combinations of leadership skills, philanthropy and good academic performance. “Regardless, a candidate has to be dedicated and determined to effecting positive change in whatever area they’ve pursued during the year.”
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Stephanie Ann Wendel accepts the McNally Award for Excellence in Geography at the 2009 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony on Wednesday. DTH ONLINE: Read the full list of students, staff and teaching assistants who received awards. Senior Elizabeth Humphrey, who received the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Award Wednesday, was recognized for her role as a Student Congress representative. She said in order for students to be nominated or to receive an award, they must have a positive
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Law school to host panel on immigration policy today The School of Law is hosting a panel discussion on immigration policy today, focusing on the 287(g) enforcement program, which permits local and state enforcement agents the right to perform immigration law functions. The panel members include Paul Cox, associate staff for Homeland Security Appropriations in the office of U.S. Rep. David Price, and members of the UNC faculty. The free event will be in room 5042 of the law school at 5 p.m.
Race offers the chance to spend the day with Thorp The Order of the Bell Tower is offering students the opportunity to be spend a day with Chancellor Holden Thorp with a set of three races on Thursday. The Chancellor’s Chase will challenge racers to strip articles of clothing donated to charity as they try and cross the finish line first in Polk Place. The winner will be chosen by a point system accounting for both the clothes they bring and their placement in the race. The “Chancellor for the Day” will attend a Chapel Hill-Orange County Forum and Board of Visitors reception with Thorp.
Christopher Kennedy and his mother, Chris Kennedy, protest outside of the N.C. state capitol building in Raleigh during the American Tea Party’s “revolt against socialism” on Wednesday, tax day. The nationwide protest event included prayers, songs, speakers and live music.
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Residents ask town council for minimum living wage Chapel Hill residents petitioned the town council for a minimum living wage Wednesday that they say is needed for low- and middleincome families of town employees to live and work. More than 40 people attended Wednesday’s council meeting on behalf of the Orange County Organizing Committee, which asked the town for a baseline wage of $13 per hour for full-time employees. Based on a 40-hour work week, that would equate to about $27,000 per year. The committee, which is led by clergy and lay leaders from nine major religious organizations in the area, has met with the mayor and council over the last year to discuss a potential wage increase. But they were upset this week when they received an e-mail from the town that said there was no room in next year’s budget for the increase. Visit City News at dailytarheel. com for the full story.
East Chapel Hill’s Thaden to retire after this school year East Chapel Hill High School’s principal David Thaden has announced he will retire June 30. Thaden previously served as an assistant principal at Phillips Middle School and Chapel Hill High School. Neil Pedersen, superintendent for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, selected Thaden to be the first principal for East Chapel Hill High. “(East Chapel Hill High) has been recognized as one of the highest performing high schools in the country,” Perdersen said, adding that it was a testament to Thaden’s success at the school. Thaden will have served as principal for 13 years when he retires.
Anti-tax rally one of 150 against the stimulus By Morgan Smallwood Staff Writer
RALEIGH — Signs with slogans such as “Stop spending our kid’s money” were outside the N.C. state capitol building Wednesday, where residents gathered to protest government spending and the current economic stimulus plan. People were dressed in flags, chanting for “change” from their government. It was one of more than 150 rallies throughout the nation Wednesday known as the Tax Day Tea Parties. The anti-tax protest was inspired by the Boston Tea Party of 1773, which was also a demonstration against taxes. “We want to highlight the failures likely to be levied under Obama’s stimulus plan,” said first-year Anthony Dent, treasurer of the UNC College Republicans. “It’s full of dollars the government does not have to spend on a stimulus that will likely not work.”
These events are the second of their kind this year. The first Tea Parties occurred on Feb. 27 when an estimated 30,000 people gathered spontaneously in more than 40 cities to protest what the group calls “out of control government spending.” Those who protested Wednesday spoke out against issues such as universal health care, increased taxes, corporate bailouts and gun control laws. Many in the crowd were most concerned about the country’s economic future and what effect the stimulus plan could have on coming generations. “As a mom it is important that we not mortgage away our children’s right to a prosperous future. Our children should have the same opportunities that we were given,” said Melodye Aben, the event’s organizer, in a press release. Many in the crowd echoed the sentiment.
“I’m concerned about the legacy that is going to be left for the children,” said Caroline Bari, who came with her two sons. “I’m afraid the next generation is going to look to us and be ashamed that we wasted away their money.” Tea Party attendees could participate in such events as sign making, face painting and voter registration. Other attractions included political speakers, petitions to limit congressional terms and a canned food drive that benefited a local soup kitchen. While the event was sponsored and supported by such people and groups as GOPUSA, Triangle Conservatives Unite and Rush Limbaugh, organizers insisted that it was meant to be a non-partisan event. “People all over the country, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are gathering to say their opinion,” said junior Lauren Atencio, chairwoman for the outreach committee of the UNC College Republicans.
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Jim Norton has more than 20 years of experience helping to cultivate businesses as the president of Downtown Tulsa Unlimited in Oklahoma. But Norton admits he does not yet understand all the problems facing Chapel Hill, and does not have clear plans for downtown. “I’m not a king,” he said. “I have a lot of expertise, but I don’t have all of the answers.” The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership announced this week it will hire Norton as its new executive director. As director, Norton will have to spearhead initiatives to address homelessness and bring businesses to Franklin Street. But he says Newly-hired Jim his first job in Norton is the new Downtown C h a p e l H i l l will be to better Partnership understand the director. needs and concerns facing the community. “I want to spend my first six months or so just talking to people,” he said. “It’s important for me to understand what has come before me.” Norton will fill the position left open when Liz Parham resigned in June 2008 to join the N.C. Department of Commerce. He takes the position June 1, and still works in Oklahoma. Norton said he wants to fully understand all of the issues in Chapel Hill before he makes specific plans. But, he says his basic plan for downtown is similar to what he did in Tulsa. “We put a priority on clean and safe. Without that, you can’t do much,” he said. In particular, Norton advocated for more residential development in downtown Tulsa, which he said is similar to the goals of the Downtown Partnership. A condominium complex will soon go up at the site of the current Parking Lot No. 5 and developers will likely look to put more housing in the area. The Partnership’s job is to decide what businesses it wants in Chapel Hill and then go about recruiting those businesses, said Norton. Norton said he is not familiar enough with North Carolina laws to say how he would go about doing that, but he said he would “use every tool in the toolbox.” Three or four other candidates were interviewed seriously, said Malena Smither, president of Smither and Associates, the personnel company that recruited Norton. It was Norton’s personal ties to the area that put the icing on the cake, Smither said. Norton graduated from ECU with a degree in geography and a minor in city and regional planning. His wife is a graduate of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Norton said he is happy to be coming back to North Carolina and to be in Chapel Hill. “I’m excited about being in a university town,” he said. “It brings a lot of excitement and enthusiasm.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
Women’s rugby heads to playoffs First time at nationals since 2006 By Matthew mcgibney Staff Writer
When the women’s rugby team took the field against the fourthranked Army team earlier this year, they were taken aback by the other team’s size and athleticism. For the first couple of minutes, they were distracted, and Army managed to score. Then something clicked. “We realized they only scored because we were intimidated,” said senior Jessica Hogan. “We started playing as one whole team then instead of as individual players.” The team-oriented, focused -From staff and wire reports. outlook has lead to big improve-
ments this year, helping the women’s rugby team make nationals for the first time since 2006. They leave today. “We hadn’t had a strong focus,” sophomore Malia Losordo said. “We’d play well and then something would happen, and we’d crumble.” The North Carolina women’s rugby club team plays in the USA Rugby South league, which includes teams like N.C. State University and Appalachian State University. The team, which was unranked at the time, reached nationals this year after defeating ranked Clemson University 27-0 in the regional championships.
The Tar Heels reached nationals despite a short roster of only about 22 fit players, as opposed to about 40 on teams like Army. Rugby is played in 40 minute halves with 15 players on both teams. On April 17th, they will play Brown in the first round of the USA Rugby tournament. And if the team wins against Brown, they will play in the quarterfinals, with hopes of moving on to the semifinal games in California. When the team plays Brown, it will be their second meeting this season — a fact that sophomore Hanna Samad hopes will help the team. “We remember how they played
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A women’s rugby team member catches a ball during a line-out at practice Wednesday. The team goes to nationals today, its first showing since 2006.
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UNC part of recycled shoe program by David Riedell Staff Writer
UNC students now have an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their stinky tennis shoes. The Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling has partnered with Nike Inc. to bring the Reuse-A-Shoe program to UNC. Reuse-A-Shoe lets UNC students donate their used shoes, which will then be chopped up into a blend called Nike Grind, a three-part mix made of foam, rubber and fabric. These materials will then be separated and can be used for sports surfaces, playgrounds or even Nike products like the new Nike Trash Talk, a basketball shoe designed by NBA star Steve Nash. The program’s Web site says Nike has collected almost 23 million pairs of discarded shoes globally since
1990. UNC’s program is still getting off the ground, with only about 40 pairs of shoes being donated so far. “We were chosen to be one of 10 pilot school programs this year,” said Amy Preble, recycling/outreach coordinator for the Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling. She said Nike chose the pilot schools because of strong relationships with the athletics programs. Nike provides equipment and uniforms for UNC’s sports teams. “Student athletes are a really great source for sneakers,” Preble said. Students are encouraged to deposit their shoes into Reuse-AShoe bins, which are spread all over campus. There’s one bin in Preble’s office, one at each of the three student gym locations — Rams Head Recreation Center, Student Recreation Center
and Fetzer Gym — and the rest are distributed among residence halls. “We’ve only emptied one container so far,” Preble said. “The one in Rams Head Rec seems to be filling up the most quickly.” The shoes will be collected and eventually shipped off to a processing plant in Oregon to be turned into Nike Grind. As an incentive, Nike will pay shipping for the first 2,000 shoes that UNC collects. “I would love to see how quickly we could get to 2,000 shoes,” Preble said. On April 18, she will be promoting the Reuse-A-Shoe program in the Morehead Planetarium parking lot at the Chapel Hill Earth Action Day Festival. She said Nike has supplied her office with promotional materials — like Frisbee discs and key chains made from Nike Grind — which will
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be given out to attendees. She said she will also be manning a booth on Earth Day, April 22, in Polk Place. Preble said she is hoping for an enthusiastic response from the Chapel Hill community. With plenty of donation opportunities — including students moving out at the end of the semester, Earth Week and shoes from UNC athletes — she said she’s excited to see what UNC can do. Nike will accept athletic shoes of any brand, but will not accept flipflops, dress shoes, boots and other types of shoes. Shoes with metal-like cleats or spikes will also be rejected. “I would love to see us get to that 2,000 pairs of shoes by the end of the summer,” she said. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student comics stand up in contest By kammie Daniels Staff writer
Twenty-five of Carolina’s best and brightest student comedians congregated in the Union Cabaret on Wednesday to kick off the sixth annual Carolina Comedy Festival. Aspiring comics from across campus competed in the hopes of garnering an opening slot for loud-mouthed funnyman and UNC graduate Lewis Black at Memorial Hall on Friday. The contestants performed three-minute sets that ranged from the absurd and unpredictable to cynical deadpan deliveries. Even Kermit the Frog managed to make a special guest appearance
during UNC senior Craig Carter’s crowd-favorite impersonation. No topic was sacred as the competitors threw political correctness out the window. Junior communications major Scott Banks’ brand of self-deprecating humor poked fun at his own struggle with cerebral palsy while fellow competitor and senior biology major Abbas Rattani began his performance by throwing white dust into the air he claimed was anthrax. Sophomore art major Cody Hughes joked about more relatable topics such as the awkwardness of sharing a twin bed. Audience reaction was strong
and supportive, with every performance receiving a sincere round of applause. The high quality of talent caught many viewers by surprise. “I had no expectations,” said junior journalism major Liz Riegel. “It was actually really good. There were actually a couple people that were really funny. I was very pleasantly surprised.” Carolina Union Activities Board Comedy committee chairman Sam Morgan said he was pleased with the event. “I was surprised by most of them and how good they were,” he said. Senior political science major and comedic hopeful Br yan Grossman used the stage to share
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Now in its fourth year, Signal, the Southeast Electronic Music Festival, is prepared to begin broadcasting its message as it kicks off today with a free opening party at Talulla’s on West Franklin Street. This year the festival is looking to switch frequencies as it transitions itself into a distilled and diverse community event celebrating electronic music. “What we’ve tried to do is incorporate a little bit of every element of electronic music — which involves a little of everything,” said Shaw Hargett, Signal assistant director and board member. Signal board member Uzoma Nwosu said that the festival has suffered under the weight of its own ambitions in the past. “Before, we had a whole bunch of interests, and they were scattered,” he said. “And I don’t think the message of the entire festival came through. “It was a little disjointed.” The 2009 festival offers much more hip-hop than previous years as well as a strong focus on local and regional acts in lieu of the superstar DJs that dominate the usual electronic festivals. “Superstars are cool, they really are,” said Nwosu. “But I think we try to be very delicate when we tell people superstars come at a price, and that price is a higher ticket price at the door.” Nwosu said that keeping the festival affordable to the public and creating an intimate atmosphere was a main focus. “Our goal was to strip down the festival as much as we possibly could to the point where it’s cost-effective and manageable. Those names are expensive. I’m glad we had the sense to move towards a community model,” he said. But this is not to say the festival is without its notable headliners. This year boasts rising hip-hop star Wale, turntablist extraordinaire Kid Koala and Durham-based international R&B project Foreign Exchange. Signal also offers impressive acts that display the depths of electronic music, including house music maestro Noel Sanger, hard-hitting drum and bass from Norwegian based DJ Teebee and experimental soundartist Jessica Rylan. “If you’re focused on one niche genre or niche group you’re not going to succeed across the board,” Hargett said.
Providing an eclectic range of artists and sounds is a difficult but essential goal of the festival. “We’re giving those guys that want to do everything from expose people to disco, to ’80s stuff and people who want to go back to playing hip-hop that’s not only interesting but challenging. In the entire realm of all things electronic that’s a lot of ground to cover,” Nwosu said. Shaun Sandor, who will perform with his electronic drone act Bicameral Mind at Nightlight on Saturday, did the booking for the experimental portion of the festival. He said the ambiguous nature of electronic music makes it hard to define. “I think that when you say electronic music, not everybody is going to have the same vision,” he said. “If you bring in hip-hop acts that are heavy with samples or digital audio workstations not everybody’s going to see electronic music and think hip-hop.” The experimental side of the festival has been well-represented in the past and continues its tradition with an strong schedule for 2009. “It was met very well with the audience (last year) and we did better than just break even with that show, and this year we want to continue in the same vein and bring some artists that people don’t get the opportunity to see,” Sandor said, adding that he hopes to bring more attention to experimental electronics. “Awareness and education. I think that some of our biggest successes have been being able to get people to not be afraid to go to these kinds of shows and have great responses.” Nwosu said these great responses and positive atmosphere encompass the essence of the festival. “I think about my first rave so many years ago and how I didn’t understand everything and it was just magic and all this goodness is around you — the sounds, the good vibes, the people smiling, the hugs — and I hope that we can share that with the general public,” Nwosu said. “Ultimately the primary goal of Signal is to reach out to the Triangle community and say, ‘Hey! We exist!’” Contact the Diversions Editor at email@example.com.
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Krautrock influences on its shirt sleeve as it bounces along to an analog synth loop and even features some of the verse in German, making the track seem like some lost B-side that Can would have made. The psych-pop ditties the band built itself on are still here in spades and are pleasant as ever. “The Very Best of Neil Diamond” and “White Socks/Flip Flops” showcase the band doing what it does best and help to balance the heavy psychedelia of the rest of the album. After more than a decade, the Dark Days/Light Years band remains as vital as ever and manages to continue to stand out among its contemporaries. Psych-rock Just like that long-lost friend, they’ve been patiently waiting for Super Furry Animals are a lot like that age-old best friend you you to call. Maybe it’s time to get don’t keep in touch with anymore. reacquainted. They’re always there in the clutch -Ben Pittard and fun to hang out with, but for whatever reason, you never think Greater California to call them. All the colors As one of the few mid-’90s postalternative bands to stick around this long, the group has an impres- pop sively consistent catalog, and Dark Days/Light Years, the band’s ninth It would be easy to mistake All album, is no exception. the Colors for an unreleased Beach While the band doesn’t forsake Boys or Zombies album. Long its patented brand of sun-washed Beach’s Greater California pieces pop, this album is a decidedly more together a pleasant record full of psychedelic affair with more in harmonies and catchy tunes that common with the Krautrock bands are almost as groovy as its predeof the ’70s than the British psych- cessors. rock of the ’60s. One particularly interestThe record opens with the ing aspect of All the Colors is its raucous “Crazy Naked Girls,” an mélange of influences. extended jam of steady rhythmic “The Foolish Son,” with its piadrums and distorted guitars. The no-heavy chorus, recalls Ben Folds. track grooves and squirms around But skip ahead a few tracks and like a hippie in the mud without suddenly you hear more storied letting itself feel weighed down. influences such as The Doors and “Inaugural Trams” wears its The Beatles.
Pop is the glue that holds these pieces together. With a wide spectrum of influences, the album is unified by upbeat harmonies and bright, repeated chords. Terry Prine’s effortless and unpretentious vocals stand in a refreshing contrast to the dense instrumentation, so while Greater California places trippy music over thought-provoking lyrics, Prine’s voice is the ideal remedy for the record’s more hectic moments. When a sitar begins to whine on “It’s Great,” Prine’s voice cuts through the chaos like a knife, helping Greater California stay relaxed. Unfortunately, the band’s reliance on ’60s-tested methods and stale chords can wear thin. Wurlitzer organs and sitars are entertaining for a while, but when you’ve heard them done so well in the past, it’s hard to see this as inventive. While the album could use a dose of ingenuity, it reflects the same sensibilities of the band’s home state — psychedelia, sunshine, and the kind of mellow groove made for rolling down the windows on a summer afternoon. -Linnie Greene
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that challenges the audience. London’s Mica Levi, who goes by the stage name Micachu, shows a talent for combining the two successfully on her band’s debut. Wielding a modified guitar that sounds like something between a ukelele and a pizzicato violin, Levi layers her catchy songs with sound effects and oddball instruments to create a record that is, at its best, a funhouse of pop magic. On “Just In Case,” Levi and her band recreate the “jungle of words” talked of in the lyrics with hard strummed guitar and the pounding percussion of what sounds like drums and Coke bottles. It’s a cavalcade of sound that’s impossible not to bob your head to. Unfortunately, Levi doesn’t always end up in the realm of pop bliss. The first half of the record features a few songs that undermine wonderful ideas with abrasive elements and short track lengths. “Curly Teeth” would be a slinky gem with its sensual tribal beat if it weren’t for the annoying highpitched pings that bruise the ears every few seconds, and the relentless ranting of “Sweetheart” could have been one of the album’s best moments if the feedback on the guitar was turned down and the song lasted more than a minute. But with more moments of gleeful pop excess than painful abrasiveness, Jewellery is more than effective enough to make a pleasing debut and one that’s worth returning to more than once.
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movieshorts The Great Buck Howard Based on the Amazing Kreskin, “The Great Buck Howard” follows Buck Howard (John Malkovich), a washed-up mentalist — don’t even think of calling him a magician — on his way to a comeback. Malkovich seems built for the delusional and at times egotistical performance of Buck Howard, as he pumps his arm aggressively in an overdramatic hand shake. His chesty stage performance is juxtaposed with his offstage personality, who is either complaining or looking slightly dazed. But the plot is plagued by a thinness of development. Buck’s road manager Troy (Colin Hanks), a law school dropout trying to find his calling in life, narrates the majority of the movie in voice-overs, leaving the character development needed in such an important role up to the imagination of the audience. Troy exudes a type of boyish charm, but his performance pales in comparison to the overwhelming performance of Malkovich, leaving much to be desired in the duo’s chemistry. Troy is much like the audience: unable to crack the composed shield of the Great Buck Howard and mostly desiring answers that not even a close companion can obtain. Sadly, the usually striking Emily Blunt is only semi-convincing. Instead of fulfilling the role of alcoholic publicist who stands up to the arrogance of Buck, she just seems bored. Without Buck, the screen hungers for his presence and his convincing portrayal of the great mentalist on a downward slide into oblivion. Ultimately, the performance is comical and serious in the perfect balance. But the film also centers on a separate theme: finding what you love and continuing to do it in the face of defeat. -Rachel Arnett
Hannah Montana: The movie Tween sensation Miley Cyrus brings her TV show, concert, lunch box and everything-elseyou-can-imagine mega-empire to the silver screen — and Hell hath no fury like a 13-year-old girl whose parents won’t take her to see “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Disney should make some serious coin on the DVD and soundtrack as well, so Disney’s marketing department gets five stars. The movie, however, doesn’t fare so well. Following the story of the sitcom, Miley Cyrus plays Miley Stewart, a regular girl who leads a secret life as pop star Hannah Montana. When her father/manager, played by her actual father/manager Billy Ray Cyrus, decides she’s starting to be too Hannah and not enough Miley, he essentially kidnaps her and takes her to their home, a quaint rural town in Tennessee. The movie is essentially several paper-thin and tiresome plot lines, silly slapstick that ceases to induce laughs after age 14, and a whole bunch of excuses for Miley
to sing. In her defense, Cyrus is a star. She oozes charm on screen, and her music is impressively catchy — even if she does rival T-Pain in her use of pitch-correction software. B u t o t h e r t h a n S t e w a r t ’s genuinely funny brother (Jason Earles), the rest of the cast is as weak as a malnourished kitten. It doesn’t really feel like the rural South, with attractive and suspiciously culturally diverse characters, many of whom sing like they belong on American Idol. In fact, the only thing that feels authentically rural in “Hannah Montana” are the star’s teeth — you’d think with her success she could at least afford some braces. If you are at all interested in what a college-aged male movie reviewer has to say about “Hannah Montana,” then the movie probably isn’t for you. But the predictably uninspiring execution of the film won’t deter legions of fans’ eardrumbursting glee when they inevitably see “Hannah Montana” over and over again. -David Berngartt
Observe and Report “Observe and Report” pairs the lovable loser Seth Rogen with the slightly twisted comedy of writer/ director Jody Hill (“The Foot Fist Way,” “Eastbound and Down”), and bombs. Hill’s deceptively twisted writing requires Rogen to put a new spin on his typical lovable screw-up role, adding in a side of delusion and insanity. Head of Mall Security Ronnie Barnhardt (Rogen), a bipolar, delusional hero-wannabe, sets out on a quest for redemption and justice as he attempts to hunt down a man plaguing the mall with a string of indecent exposures, all while striving to impress Brandi (Anna Faris), the makeup counter clerk he is unhealthily obsessed with. The film is packed with scenes of Ronnie fighting large groups of armed opponents, from drug dealers to police officers, using either a nightstick or Maglite flashlight. These scenes are overly choreographed and only add to Ronnie’s delusion. The film is not a complete failure, as it provides a few funny moments. For instance, Ronnie ventures into a world of drugs and alcohol to get him through the day under the guidance of his best friend/sidekick Dennis (Michael Peña) and ends up beating up a group of skaters using their own skateboards. Peña’s character, Dennis, carries a suave pimp-like attitude, complemented with a lisp, and a hoard of drugs in a different role for the actor who is known for dramatic performances like “Crash.” His able performance is a rare bright spot, but his screen time is unfortunately limited. The script relies heavily on crude jokes and fails to deviate from this curse-laced path, developing much of the so-called “comedy” around exchanges of nothing more than F-word insults. In the end, the film falls out of the comedy genre altogether and
lands in its own category of sickly twisted humor in presenting the delusional and violent dreams and obsessions of Ronnie Barnhardt. But it’s a brand that’s more than a little painful to see. -Mike Henson
dragonball: Evolution Ninty-nine percent of all bad (and some good) action movies follow the same plot. A hero must set out on a quest to fulfill his destiny/avenge a family member/save the world/get the girl. Inevitably, the hero is mentored by a wise old coot, whose unorthodox training methods somehow get the young lad in top shape. There are several montages, usually set to awesome music. There’s a climactic battle. Good guy wins. Credits roll. In James Wong’s “Dragonball: Evolution,” the hero’s name is Goku (Justin Chatwin). His mission is to find the seven Dragonballs and summon an ancient dragon that can grant one wish. Also, he wants to avenge his grandfather, Gohan (Randall Duk Kim), who was killed at the hands of the evil alien Piccolo (James Marsters). Goku’s mentor is Roshi (YunFat Chow), and the girl’s name is Chichi (Jamie Chung). There you go. The blanks are filled in, let’s go grab lunch. This movie is an utterly disastrous, ruinous bit of filth, and I’m not just saying that, either. Literally every important lesson I learned early in life, from table manners to wooing a lady to conduct on the battlefield, I learned from Dragonball and its spin-off, Dragonball Z (the two cartoons that the movie is loosely based on). From ages seven to eleven, those shows were my gospel. Once, I tried to kill my sister with a kamehameha. That’s how much I liked those shows. “Dragonball: Evolution” takes those fond memories, looks them in the face, and poops on them, loudly and vigorously. I feel violated. Why, you ask? Because it abandons all the bad things that made the cartoon great. Apparently, James Wong was so desperate to make a slick, mainstream action movie that he took every little quirk and imperfection of the cartoons and glossed them over. What we’re left with is a clone of a clone of “The Karate Kid.” Apparently, it’s possible to water down something so much that it eventually becomes water. Bland, tasteless water. But while water gives and sustains life, this movie seeks only to destroy it. It is arguably the worst movie of 2009, and I include the formidable “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li” when I say that. When a movie like this is made, most people can ignore it and move on. Not I. After being subjected to this bastardization of everything I hold dear, there can be only one course of action. I encourage you all to find James Wong, the source of this nightmare, and give him a swift kick in the dragonballs. -Evan Hughes
Carolina Sports Business Club Connections Collaboration PRESENTS William Rhoden’s book signing April 17, 2009 at 4PM Bull’s Head Bookstore William Rhoden
Willaim Rhoden has been a sportswriter for the New York Times since 1983, and has written the “Sports of the Times” column for more than a decade. He also serves as a consultant for ESPN’s Sports Century series, and occasionally appears as a guest on their show The Sports Reporters. In 1996, Rhoden won a Peabody Award for Broadcasting as a writer of the HBO documentary Journey of the African-American Athlete.
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Duo-Fest once again ‘One Day’ is a haunting proves less is more look at a tough subject By Jonathan Pattishall staff writer
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“One Day You’ll Understand,” a quiet meditation on the legacy of the Holocaust, is a valiant, if sometimes preachy, stab at a nearly impossible theme. It follows the growing anxiety of Victor, a middle-aged French professional who suspects, in the late 1980s, that his dead father’s moral credentials during the German occupation of France weren’t exactly stellar. Victor digs up old family records while trying to fill in gaps in the story, discovering troubling facts about his collaborationist father and his murdered grandparents along the way. All that holds back the whole story is Victor’s stubborn mother,
Maybe it’s the gluttonous nature of America. Maybe it’s the desire for bigger, louder and more intense. Hell, maybe it’s conventional wisdom. But most people just don’t think a duo is a viable band configuration. Eleni Vlachos says that’s changing to some extent, and hopes this weekend’s third installment of Duo-Fest in Durham will help quell the notion that a pair of players can’t do enough to satisfy. Vlachos is now back in her home in Durham after seven months touring with her husband as Beloved Binge and screening her documentary on vegan activism. She said this trek included fewer inquiries about a missing bass player than ever before. “It’s really the ultimate insult,” she said. “But this time out we heard it a lot less.” The reality, she says, for the 16 duos who will be taking over Bull City Headquarters Saturday, is that limited numbers do not equal limited ability or creativity. In fact, the duo dynamic increases the need for both, as she’s seen in her three years organizing the event. “The sort of general mindset is that you need to have all these multiple layers,” she said. “But duos work because people are willing to start from a minimal base and expand upon it.” But they are certainly not limited to the drum-guitar configuration that seems most logical. That musical diversity is one thing Vlachos finds most intriguing about the groups playing this year’s Duo-Fest. “What I usually see is the sort of experimental sound with technology, that has served the duo, using laptops. Others have standard drum and guitar, or you play two things at the same time. It’s just a lot of interesting songs.” This year’s undisputed headliner is Vancouver’s Mecca Normal, who made special arrangements to include Duo-Fest as part of their current 25th anniversary tour. “It’s so crazy that they’re still out and touring after 25 years,” Vlachos
who doesn’t want to relive a traumatic past that no one is sure she had. Her silence on the matter only sends Victor digging deeper into his family history. It’s good to know that somewhere in the world directors like Amos Gitai are still doing interesting things with movie cameras. Gitai turns his exploration of the tension between past and present into a love affair with foregrounds and backgrounds, invoking every little detail of petit-bourgeois life from the trinkets on the mantelpiece to the wine on the dinner table, the old French naturalism. This is European cinema, after all, where people still have aesthetic sense.
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said of the group, whose feminist stances made it an early influence on the riot grrl movement. For those that work up an appetite, there will also be a vegetarian/ vegan potluck, which Vlachos sees as an important part of the fest’s sense of community. “It’s a nice time to socialize and meet some great people and eat some really great food.” All that after getting your fill on music. Just think of the whole day as controlling portions without sacrificing taste. Contact the Diversions Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A dynamic impetus must happen somewhere in the universe for hiphop gentry and Ivy League alums to join forces and produce the mixtape juggernaut that is Jacques Jams Vol. 1: Endurance. Chester French, the hip-pop duo of D.A. Wallach and Max Drummey, has already made a name for itself. Known for being Harvard graduates, the two made waves with an infectious single featured on HBO’s “Entourage.” In anticipation of its debut album, Love the Future, Chester French teams with Clinton Sparks to bring together such hip-hop heavyweights as Wale, Bun B, Talib
Kweli, Jadakiss, and even Diddy and Jermaine Dupri, for a Britpopinspired set of campus-themed debauchery. Amidst mentions of Ciroc Vodka moats, Jacques Jams chronicles the rise of Chester French and shows its ability to blend hip-hop sentiments and synthy beats over an electronic canvas. With the perfect chorus accessory of Wallach’s eerie echoing voice, Chester French challenges listeners without altogether alienating them. In this way, the group represents such a taboo in hip-hop that it is only right for “I’m So Tall” to feature three hard-hitting MCs and for “Starting a Band – Two Mans”
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Bare your feet for power today M
y dad has always been a bit obsessive about “his” lawn. He primps and primes it on a weekly basis, aerates it twice a year, and regularly rotates the angle by which he mows in order to ensure maximum growth. It’s his thing and he’s quite good at it. And every spring, on the first warm day of the season, a thick carpet of green grass awaits as I ditch my shoes in favor of going barefoot for the “first” time, a feeling that never gets old. Today, however, is different. Today I walk barefoot in honor of the millions of children around the world who go barefoot all day, every day without choice. As part of “A Day Without Shoes,” an event sponsored by TOMS Shoes, today my feet are up close and personal with the cracks and holes in asphalt and cement, the unevenness of Carolina’s beloved brick paths, and the dirt and rocks of Mother Nature, all in an effort to raise awareness about the profound power of shoes. Blake Mycoskie, chief shoe giver and founder of TOMS, began the company in 2006 after a trip to Argentina opened his eyes to the very real need of shoes. Centered around a core “one-forone” mission, TOMS is blazing a trail in the business world as a company whose success is for the sole purpose of meeting the needs
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of others. It’s simple: for every pair of shoes purchased, a pair is made to give to a child in need. Onefor-one. By now you may be wondering why TOMS chooses to give away shoes when a lengthy list of other needs — clean water, proper nutrition and adequate health care, to name a few — still exist. You might be surprised to learn the leading cause of disease in developing countries today is soiltransmitted parasites which enter the body’s system through cuts and sores on an individual’s feet. Sadly, an all too simple solution exists: shoes. In Ethiopia alone, where the soil is full of silica-rich volcanic particles, a disease by the name of Podoconiosis currently affects between 500,000 and 1 million individuals with more than 11 million others susceptible to contracting the disease. Massive swelling and ulcers on the feet and legs cause debilitating deformities and ultimately result in
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the inability to move freely, go to school or hold a job. Those affected by the disease are often shunned by their families and left to fend for themselves. The good news: Podoconiosis is 100 percent preventable by, yes, you guessed it, simply wearing shoes. Shoes protect feet from cuts and sores, infections and disease. Shoes enable kids to attend school where they are often a dress code requirement. Shoes are simple, yet powerful. Today I am walking barefoot, not for pleasure but for power,
and I’m not alone. Keep a look out for the many bare feet traversing campus today — and if you should be so inclined, ditch your shoes, bare your feet and join us. TOMS plans to give 300,000 pairs of shoes away in 2009, a mission you can help accomplish by simply purchasing a pair of pretty sweet (and insanely comfortable) shoes. One-for-one. To purchase your own pair of TOMS shoes, visit www. tomsshoes.com.
“We think on our feet more, while a lot of teams just have more physical play,” Samad said. “We play teams at our level not by dth/justin spinks sinking to theirs.” And as the team continues to arah Johnson and Allison Norman, members of improve, Samad is hoping they’ll Students Working in the Environment for Active be compared to traditional powerhouses like Stanford, Brown Transformation, sell reusable bottles Wednesday next and Penn State. “We have a lot of time to build to a bin of recyclable bottles the group found thrown away. with our recruits,” she said. “I The display was part of the group’s “Tap That” campaign. would love to establish UNC as a name in women’s rugby.” To sophomore Jamie Sebaaly, the women’s rugby team’s success this year comes down to its sense of community. Though Sebaaly said she didn’t play in high school, she was influenced by her older brother, who played in college. “I like to say I joined for my they appreciate the free buses. older brother, but I stayed on for By Rose Anna Laudicina Staff Writer Kevin Hunter, 25, was getting a my sisters,” Sebaaly said. During the past five years, the cup of coffee and took interest in the Contact the Features Editor town of Chapel Hill has seen the use discussion. “Making sure the proat firstname.lastname@example.org. of their free transit buses more than cess is as open as possible is great,” double, going from 3 million to 7 Hunter said. million riders. After the discussion, Foy encourBetter make that 7 million and aged those who were able to stick one. around to join him to see the downChapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy town in another form of alternative rode the G bus from his house to the transportation: walking downtown. Starbucks on Franklin Street early Foy’s bus ride helped to kick off Wednesday to highlight a wide range the SmartCommute Challenge which of alternative methods of transporta- runs from Wednesday to May 30. tion such as biking and the addition The SmartCommute Challenge of extra buses. asks Orange County, along with About 20 residents showed up to Durham and Wake counties, to discuss the future of town transpor- encourage residents to use alternatation. tive transportation such as walking, Foy addressed resident questions biking, skateboarding or riding buses about a proposed light rail system to for daily commutes. connect Chapel Hill to Raleigh. Last year, the SmartCommute One woman expressed concern challenge had more than 12,000 that the economy would affect the participants pledge, which saved future of the town’s free buses. But more than 1.7 million pounds of Foy assured her the buses would con- carbon emissions in total. tinue to be free as long as the interest The town will sponsor another in riding them was still present. event on May 15 at which the town “I think we can maintain fare- council and mayor will talk about free as long as the town wants it,” biking downtown and how to use the Foy said. bike racks on the front of the bus. He said that during his Wednesday morning bus commute, many people Contact the City Editor made a point to tell him how much at email@example.com.
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last time,” Samad said. “They have sloppy things that we’re able to read.” The team’s ability to read and learn from their past games is part of a new strategy by coach Ramiro Diz focusing on watching and reacting to an opponent. “I make the comparison to life,” Diz said. “You may have a plan in life, but doors open, and you say ‘I’m hitting this.’” Diz has coached the team for two years, after playing rugby for more than 20 years, including a stint on the Argentina national team. “He’s got so much experience,” Samad said. “He’s our edge in the southern conference.” Now that the strategy has had time to develop, the players are seeing the results.
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Heelsâ€™ bats propel huge win against Winthrop BASEBALL Winthrop UNC
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With two on and two out in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday, sophomore Brett Thomas entered the game as a pinch hitter. After working the count to 3-1, Thomas connected on a pitch and sent his first career home run screaming beyond the right field wall. With that, No. 4 North Carolina had 18 runs, the most the team had scored all season. UNC went on to defeat Winthrop 20-4, topping the best offensive output since March 2007. â€œItâ€™s a little unexpected, but itâ€™s nice for us to respond back,â€? coach Mike Fox said. â€œAnd we kind of had the philosophy to want to win each inning, and I think weâ€™ve been focusing on the whole and the result too much to start.â€? The Tar Heels (28-10) have proven they can light up the scoreboard, having scored at least seven runs in five of their past seven games before tonight. But they also allowed at least seven runs in five of those seven games. It looked as though the floodgates might open again Wednesday when sophomore starter Bryant Gaines gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning. â€œHe had one of those starts where itâ€™s like youâ€™re just kind of laying it in there to start, and I think he thought he had a little better velocity than he did,â€? Fox said. â€œHe just didnâ€™t have it tonight. It happens.â€? But sophomore reliever Nate Striz entered the game at the beginning of the second inning and twirled four scoreless innings. â€œMy arm wasnâ€™t feeling that great, but I was able to work through it,â€? Striz said of his career-
Sophomore reliever Nate Striz pitched four scoreless innings for the Tar Heels on Wednesday, allowing one hit and one walk on 15 batters faced. high four frames. Striz powered his way past the Winthrop hitters, allowing just one hit and one walk against the 15 batters he faced. â€œAfter the start it was really important we get a guy in there who could give us the three or four innings and shut â€™em down,â€? Fox said. â€œNateâ€™s gotten better and better every time heâ€™s gone out this year.â€? Striz went to his fastball again and again, and no Eagle could catch up with it. â€œHe did a great job,â€? sophomore left fielder Ben Bunting said. â€œHeâ€™s done a lot of innings for us lately. Heâ€™s really picked up a lot of slack for us.â€? But Striz didnâ€™t need to pick up much slack Wednesday. The Tar Heel bats made it easy for the pitching staff by putting 20 runs on the board. â€œI think itâ€™s just been a long time coming for us,â€? Bunting said. â€œWeâ€™ve been slowly getting over that little drought we were in.â€? Bunting led the way for the UNC offense with three hits, three runs
and three RBIs from the leadoff spot. Two of those three hits were triples, doubling Buntingâ€™s season total. He made it to third base uncontested the first time, but the second time he barely beat the throw. â€œI just saw the outfield hadnâ€™t really gotten rid of it yet when I hit second, so I thought Iâ€™d try to make it to third,â€? Bunting said. Thirteen Tar Heels finished with at least one hit, and 11 had at least one RBI. â€œWe had the kind of night tonight that High Point had against us last night, where it seemed like everything we hit found a hole,â€? Fox said, referencing Tuesdayâ€™s 11-9 loss to High Point. Striz was pleased with his teammatesâ€™ support. â€œIt was the best effort from them yet,â€? he said. â€œIt was amazing. You can just throw it down the middle and let them hit it when your offense is hitting like that.â€?
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MOMBASA, Kenya (MCT) â€” Pirates stepped up their attacks off the coast of East Africa Wednesday â€” and the international community started to come after them. A French naval vessel seized 11 pirates aboard a pirate â€œmothershipâ€? after they conducted an unsuccessful attempt to hijack a commercial container ship. Hours earlier, pirates staged an abortive attack against a second U.S.-flagged ship. In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new steps to fight piracy and bolster Somaliaâ€™s weak government.
WASHINGTON D.C. (MCT) â€” Barack Obamaâ€™s first visit to Mexico on Thursday comes against a backdrop of drug violence, economic malaise, trade tensions â€” and high hopes that the new president will bring renewed attention to the southern neighbor. Obama aides have sought to temper expectations, suggesting that good will and good intentions are more likely than breakthroughs on border security, immigration or other issues. â€œWe see this trip as part of the process of the United States reengaging with this hemisphere,â€? said Jeffrey Davidow, a former
WASHINGTON D.C. (MCT) â€” In another small but important sign of improvement in the battered U.S. economy, almost half of the Federal Reserveâ€™s 12 districts reported Wednesday that economic deterioration had moderated and that a bottom appears to be falling into place. To be sure, the brunt of the report continued to point to a downturn in manufacturing, more job losses ahead and a grim business climate, especially for the commercial real estate market. But the Fedâ€™s Beige Book points to green shoots that could blossom into economic recovery in months ahead.
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CHICAGO (MCT) â€” Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has agreed to appear on â€œIâ€™m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here,â€? a survival-style reality show set to air beginning June 1 on NBC, the network confirmed. Before he can ink the deal, however, Blagojevich would need permission from the federal judge presiding over his corruption trial to fly to Costa Rica, where the show will be filmed. Blagojevichâ€™s attorney told the judge that the ex-governor soon would be making a request to loosen travel restrictions placed on him as part of his bail.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) â€” People with diabetes whose blood sugar plummets so low that they have to go to a hospital are likelier to get dementia later in life, a new study from Kaiser Permanente shows. Those who went to an emergency room once or were hospitalized once for low blood sugar had at least a 29 percent greater chance of being diagnosed later with dementia. T h e s t u d y, p u b l i s h e d Wednesday, underscores the juggling act that diabetics and their doctors face in regulating blood sugar.
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Downtown leadership The new head of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership has state connections. See pg. 3 for story.
Keep a cash stash for YOPO!
Open dialogue Reaction to protestorsâ€™ response at Tom Tancredoâ€™s speech has been largely negative. See pg. 1 for story.
Honoring excellence Chancellor Holden Thorp presented students and faculty with awards Wednesday. See pg. 3 for story.
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EXPERIENCED NANNY AVAILABLE SUMMER, Full-time (May 5th thru July 29th). 28 year-old UNC student. Excellent references. Experience all ages, especially infant, toddler. firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-943-5134. DAY CARE SHARE. Seeking family to share day care slot at Victory Village starting June 2009. Child’s DOB must be January to June 2007. 966-4085 or email@example.com.
our mom’s group. Looking for 4 energetic, creative people Wednesday mornings 9:15-11:45am June 3rd thru August 19th. $10/hr. We meet at New Hope Church near Southpoint Mall. firstname.lastname@example.org. or 919-960-4189.
SUMMER CHILD CARE NEEDED. We are looking for a reliable summer nanny for 3 very fun kids ages 9, 11 and 16. Card games, swimming, some driving to activities. Full-time hours with some flexibility on scheduling, competitive pay with 1 week paid vacation mid-summer. References required, student preferred. 919-619-9399.
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RESPONSIBLE, KIND, energetic sitter needed in Chapel Hill home for 3 great girls (ages 1, 3, 6) every Tuesday, 9am-3pm. References required. email@example.com.
WALK TO UNC AND FRANKLIN ST. Sublet 2BR/1BA. Available now. $550/mo. Please drive by 103-C Isley Street first. If you like the location, call James, 919-605-3444.
NEWLY RENOVATED, ENERGY EFFICIENT duplex in North Chatham County see this 2BR/1.5BA townhome on video at youtube. com/942roadsend. Fran Holland Properties, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-968-4545.
GREAT REALFEEL: 4BR/2BA, huge living room with fireplace. Nice kitchen with dishwasher, full basement with W/D. Bonus: large back patio with built in brick grill. On busline $2,200/mo. Available June 1. Call 280-1942.
$1,500/month ($375/room). Includes all utilities. On J and D buslines. Private. 4BR/4BA. Shared common area and amenities. Available August 1. Phone: 919-767-1778, 919-923-0630 or email@example.com.
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EASY AFTERSCHOOL BABYSITTING. 10 year-old active girl seeking reliable and fun HORSE RIDER babysitter for fall! 2 Days: 36pm. Car and non-smoker. $10/hr. Susan, 919-656-8255.
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SUMMER NANNY wanted for girl, 12, June 11 thru July 16 in Carrboro. Approximately 37 hrs/wk. Thursday mornings and Fridays off! Excellent references, driving record, reliable car required. Must be a non-smoker and like dogs. Pool pass and competitive hourly rate. After school hours available in May if desired. 616-3286.
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STUDENT SITTER: Chapel Hill family needs energetic, well organized, dependable sitter for 2 adolescents, friendly dog approximately 2:45-6:45pm M-F. Nonsmoker, dependable car, clean driving record. firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-922-3386.
PITTSBORO. Reliable UNC students wanted to watch our 2 year-old in home, 9am-noon, Summer, Fall 2009. 10 miles south of UNC hospital. $10/hr. Experience, references required. 942-4527.
LEGAL NURSE INFO SESSION: Registered Nurses! Learn about the new Legal Nurse Consultant Program. Free. April 28, 6:30pm, Erwin Mill, 2024 West Main Street, Bay C, Durham. learnmore.duke.edu/ certificates/ lnc.
2BR BASEMENT APARTMENT. Free utilities, furnished or unfurnished, private entrance, on busline. Large living room, full kitchen, W/D, deck, bath with double vanity. Parking for 2 cars. $750/mo. Available mid-May. No smoking, pets. 942-1027. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY OR JUNE 1BR/ 1BA with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. 201 Carver Street, $650/mo. 933-8143, www.merciarentals.com. WALK TO FRANKLIN STREET from 415 North Columbia St. This 2BR/1BA apartment is only 4 blocks from campus. $700/mo. Email Fran Holland Properties, email@example.com.
APARTMENT, ROOM FOR RENT. Really need your help! Warehouse apartment 1 room available great location! Includes W/D and kitchen. Desperate to find renter! Call 704-530-3714. AN AMAZING LOCATION! 2BR house. Less than 200 yards from campus and Franklin Street (North Street). AC, private yard. $1,200/mo. firstname.lastname@example.org or 824-7981. TAKING APPLICATIONS for 4BR/2BA located 3 blocks from campus. Located at 506 Church Street, Chapel Hill. Dishwasher, W/D. One year lease available August 1st, 2009. 919-408-0601. ROSEMARY VILLAGE LUXURY Con-
EASY WALK TO CAMPUS FROM QUIET 1BR Carr Street duplex. Hardwood floors, W/D, this charming duplex is available May 1st. $700/mo. Contact Fran Holland Properties via email at email@example.com.
dominium. 400 West Rosemary Street. Downtown, walk to campus. Desirable front end unit, windows 3 sides. LR, kitchen, 2BR/2BA. $1,900/ mo. 5-15 availability. Don Levine, DLevi363@aol.com, 919-616-7513.
STUDIO APARTMENT FOR RENT. Beautiful setting in basement of home with own deck. Lots of light. Quiet neighborhood. On busline in Chapel Hill. 1BR with full bath, kitchenette, large living space. $700/mo, includes utilities. Available May 1. Call 919-593-2901, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COME PREPARED TO WORK OUT! CAROLiNA COMEDY FESTiVAL PRESENTS
UNC DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS
An Afternoon with
Thurs., April 16 •3pm •Union Class of 2000 Lounge The Economist magazine’s political cartoonist discusses the art of the cartoon and the role of humor in politics. For more information, visit www.unc.edu/ cuab or www.kaltoons.com
Need housing? If you’re one of us crazy people who loves your friends and wants to live with as many of them as possible, but have NO housing options for next year, we could be your ticket! We are looking for 6 people to fill our apartment in Ashley Forest. It is a townhouse, 6BR/5BA. It’s only $400/mo per person and conveniently located on multiple buslines. Lease is August to August. Contact Mackenzie Gibbs at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to talk about the townhouse! WALK TO CAMPUS. 2BR/1BA with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available August. 525 Hillsborough Street. $875/mo. 933-8143, www.merciarentals.com. REALLY NICE 4BR/3BA townhouse on busline. Large bedrooms, hardwood floors, W/D, dishwasher, all appliances. Free parking, storage and trash pick up. $425/mo. Available August 2009. 933-0983 or 451-8140.
apartment for 2009-10 school year. Includes all appliances, 2 W/D. 15 minute walk to campus, hospitals. $425/mo. Contact kkwilson@email. unc.edu for details.
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LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 5 MINUTES TO UNC. $1,350/mo. 1,450 square feet in popular Governors Village. 2BR/2.5BA open floor plan. Large bedrooms, 2 walk in closets, gorgeous hardwoods, separate eat in kitchen, gas fireplace, upstairs laundry, fenced in backyard, 1 car garage, access to pool, basketball, volleyball, tennis. Walk to shopping. 1, 2, or 3 year lease. Available July 1, 2009. Respond via email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-605-1345. VERY NICE 3BR/2BA. 1,650 square feet, off 15-501 near Fearrington. Private 1.6 acres. Covered porch, 2 decks, storage. $1,200/ mo. negotiable. email@example.com, 919-542-5099. 2BR/2.5BA 2 STORY TOWNHOME off of Highway 54 bypass. $800/mo, $800 deposit. Call 919-383-3111. STUDENTS: 1BR/1BA SUITE available in 4BR/ 4BA University Commons condo. Shared living room, kitchen furnished. W/D. $400/mo, all utilities and internet included. Email Fran Holland Properties at herbhholland@intrex. net or call M-F before Noon 919-968-4545. 2 FULLY FURNISHED ROOMS for rent in very nice home, safe neighborhood. Colony Lake subdivision, on busline. Non-smoker, please. No pets, there are dogs in house. Price negotiable. 919-537-8869. TOWNHOME LEASE TO OWN. 2BR/2.5BA in Carrboro. Only 2 years old, on busline, near fitness center. W/D. Pets allowed, no cats. 1 car garage. Screened porch. Available July. Sue 908-281-1598, firstname.lastname@example.org. $475/MO. 2 LARGE, FURNISHED efficiency apartments in private home off South Columbia, 15 minute walk to campus. Utilities, WiFi, W/D, parking included. No pets, smoking. Graduate students preferred. Summer sublet available mid-May, other available June 3rd. Marcy, 518-281-4981.
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Thurs., April 16 •4:30pm •Union Auditorium
CUAB Presents the 3rd Annual
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THEN & NOW
Past & Present writers & cast members of the famous sketch comedy show discuss SNL! From 1975 to 2009. For more information, visit www.unc.edu/ cuab
CUAB’S CAROLiNA COMEDY FESTiVAL PRESENTS
Thurs., April 23 emorial Hall • 7pm
Friday, April 17 •1pm •Union Class of 2000 Lounge The Economist magazine’s political cartoonist leads an interactive drawing workshop. For more information, visit www.unc.edu/ cuab or www.kaltoons.com
Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 - Keep doing the same old job and hauling in your pay. Meanwhile, keep listening. You’ll get the news on the grapevine that can help you advance to the next level. Don’t forget to verify. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 7 - Make travel plans, but don’t take off yet. It’ll be much easier after the sun goes into your sign on the 20th. Can you put it off that long? In the meantime, go virtually. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 7 - Don’t rush into anything, not even a sweet proposition. Make sure you have the solid points down in writing, and that you agree. Don’t fall for weak fanciful schemes. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is an 8 - You’re just the cutest thing. You can charm the paint off the walls. Avoid a potentially stressful situation. Go around it. You can disarm an adversary by simply not playing that game. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 6 - If you have to work anyway, might as well save up for something you want. You always do best when you’re working toward a dream. This can be anything. Go wild, in your imagination. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 - An unexpected development works out well for all concerned. You didn’t have to do a thing, but keep everybody on course. Don’t offer to do anything else now. Watch to see what develops. It’ll be OK.
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312 W. Franklin Street, above Ham’s Restaurant • 967-2200
For Sale STUDENT TUXEDO SALE: Why rent? Own a complete tuxedo for $85. We even have a fabulous Carolina Blue tuxedo. All sizes. Also over 4,000 prom, evening and pageant gowns. Formalwear Outlet, 644-8243. www.formalwearoutlet.com. Ten minutes from campus.
Help Wanted BUSY
seeks friendly, motivated, energetic individual to work as an ophthalmic assistant. Will be trained to use ultrasound electrodiagnostic equipment and multiple instruments used in the diagnosis of retinovascular disease. Candidate would find experience challenging and fulfilling. Fax resume to 919-787-3591. CERVICAL CANCER starts with sex and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Condoms can protect, but don’t stop the spread of HPV. You may never have symptoms or know that you became infected. HPV infection can cause genital warts and over time you can raise your risk of developing cervical cancer. Help research by volunteering for a vaccine research study. You may qualify if you: are between 16-26 years of age, are willing to use birth control for a minimum of 7 months, are not planning to become pregnant in the first 7 months of the study, have never been vaccinated for HPV, have not had an abnormal PAP. Please call: 919-251-9223. SURVEY TAKERS NEEDED: Make $5-$25 per survey. www. GetPaidToThink.com. PART-TIME LEASING AGENT: Apartment community near Southpoint Mall seeks a friendly, energetic, and detail oriented person to join their team. 20 hrs/wk, weekends. May thru August. Agent will assist in office duties and lease apartments. Email resume to email@example.com or fax to 919-361-2448. FIRST, SECOND SUMMER SESSION or
Fall part-time job position available for people thinking about or majoring in one of the medical fields such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pre-med or one of the other medical disciplines. No experience necessary, can train. Mornings, evenings and weekend positions available. Pays $12-$14/hr. Call 932-1314 for more information.
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FOR RENT: 4BR/2BA house in nice, quiet neighborhood, 1 miles from campus, on busline, pets allowed with deposit, W/D, $1,450/mo, available August, 12 month lease. Call 291-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If April 16th is Your Birthday... The closer you get to the top, the more advantages you discover. The view is spectacular. The key to your success? You’re very careful about making promises. When you do, you follow through.
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LARGE 1-2 BEDROOM apartments. Most have W/D and are easy walking distance to campus. $475-$720/mo. www.chapelhillrentals.org. 933-5296.
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4BR IN CARRBORO. On busline. W/D, yard service, hardwood floors, parking. $1,860/ mo. Available June 1st and August 1st. Call Susi at 619-4702.
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Call me if you are injured at work or on the road.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 - Figure out what you can fix before you go shopping. You may decide you don’t need a few things on your list. And you may need something else. Be resourceful. You have natural talent. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8 - Your arguments are gaining converts more easily now. Stay practical to a fault. Make sure whatever you’re proposing will actually work. Have the facts to back you up. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 7 - Don’t buy toys; it’s more important to fix whatever’s broken. Don’t waste a cent. They’re hard to come by, but you should have enough. Protect your resources. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 - You definitely are a hard worker, but that’s not your best quality. It’s that you can be relied upon. Your friends know this about you. Reassure a person who’s worried. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 6 - You’re a wide-eyed idealist, surrounded by entrepreneurial types. Can they help make your dreams come true? You’ll never get there without them. Listen carefully. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 - Review your alternatives one more time. Your advisor will support the decision you’ve been favoring on a hunch. You’re more powerful and perhaps wiser than you realized. (c) 2009 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Micro & Imported Beers Cigarettes • Cigars • Rolling Tobacco 108 W. FRANKLIN STREET • 933-2007 306 E. MAIN ST. (in front of Cat’s Cradle) • 968-5000
Up to 30% OFF Boxes • 15% OFF Shipping UPS • FedEx • DHL • Postal Services 762 MLK Blvd., Next to Bada Wings • 968-1181
Kevin M. Kennedy ATTORNEY AT LAW
traffic • drugs • alcohol • dwi record expungements
919-960-5023 • www.kevinkennedylaw.com
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HELP WANTED: Student clerical assistant needed ASAP for Lineberger. Year round. 20 hrs/wk minimum, flexible 4 hour minimum shift. Beth Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org. 919-966-4432.
RALEIGH LAW FIRM in Cameron Village area seeking graduate to work minimum of 1 year in full-time courier, clerk position starting late June. Ideal for pre-law graduate. Reliable vehicle for travel required. Must be dependable and detail oriented. Email resume to email@example.com.
GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTORS WANTED
THE LINEBERGER COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the UNC, Chapel Hill is seeking a temporary research assistant (RA) for the Spanish Decision Aid study. This study aims to develop a Spanish version of a Decision Aid for colorectal cancer screening for Latinos residing in NC. The bilingual RA will work approximately 30-35 hrs/wk. Training will be provided. Duties include but are not limited to: (1) Identify, track and enroll eligible Spanish speaking participants and physicians into the study. (2) Arrange and attend focus group meetings. (3) Perform structured survey and data entry and management. (4) Assist with the preparation of study logistics. Requirements: The ideal applicant will: (1) Have an interest and/or experience working with the Latino community. (2) Have a master’s degree in Public Health or other fields related to Public Health (will consider bachelor’s degree with research experience). (3) Should be Spanish, English bilingual. (4) Work some late afternoons and weekends. (5) Transportation is required. Skills and abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to perform assigned tasks with minimal supervision, requires a high degree of flexibility of skills and hours, excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel). Knowledge of SAS or other software a plus. Contact: Please send letter of interest, resume, and name of 3 references via email attachment to: Dr. Daniel Reuland, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 919-966-4363. EOE.
Sport Art Gymnastics Center Chapel Hill looking for enthusiastic, reliable individuals. Teach recreational gymnastic classes. Interview now, start September 2009. Children age 5. Mark, 919-929-7077, 919-732-2925. SUMMER LEASING AGENT NEEDED! Wanted: Full-time, temporary summer leasing agent at FOXCROFT APARTMENTS in Chapel Hill. Must be people and detail oriented. The primary function will be to lease apartments, but will also be responsible for the day to day functions in a busy office setting. Prior experience and computer knowledge is a plus, but not necessary. For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Foxcroft Apartments at 919-929-7005 and speak with Tenille Fox or Brockton McKinney. Fax resume to 919-929-8002 or email resume to email@example.com. PART-TIME OPTICAL SALES assistant needed. No experience necessary. 15-20 hrs/wk. Nights and weekends. Please come by for an application. 20/20 Eyeworks, University Mall. DURHAM ACADEMY’S upper school seeks an assistant speech and debate coach to attend 2 or 3 team practices per week and about one tournament per month during the 2009-10 academic year. The team competes locally and nationally in Lincoln-Douglas debate, public forum, student Congress and extemporaneous speaking. Competitive salary. Valid driver’s license required. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Welty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted EGG DONORS NEEDED. UNC Health
Care seeking healthy, non-smoking females 20-32 to become egg donors. $2,500 compensation for COMPLETED cycle. All visits and procedures to be done local to campus. For written information, please call 919-966-1150 ext. 5 and leave your current mailing address.
RAM BOOK AND SUPPLY is hiring temporary employees for book buyback. We need enthusiastic, reliable help April 27th thru mid May. Fun, easygoing work environment. Availability during exams is important. Apply at www.nebook.jobs. 919-969-8398.
Homes For Sale COME SEE 1100 LEON
Beautiful, upscale condos in Durham. You can have a big, bright and hip home, starting at only $125,000. www.1100leon. com. Open house Sunday 11am-3pm. 919-357-3929.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found FOUND: 3 LEGGED KITTY. Near University. Call Sarah, 259-0053 to describe.
RECYCLE ME PLEASE!
CUAB’s CAROLiNA COMEDY FESTiVAL PRESENTS
A HARDLY WORKiNG PANEL Thurs., April 16 •2pm •Union C abaret Members of CollegeHumor answer questions about internet comedy and making the move to television. For more information, visit www.unc.edu/ cuab
LOST: KEYS with 2 Toyota zappers, YMCA tag, blue rubber topped key, silver clip. Cameron Ave, UNC Campus, April 6th. 962-1671. FOUND: NISSAN CAR KEYS. Found on Franklin Street. night of National Championship. Call to claim, 828-244-9420. LOST: BRONZE SONY CAMERA, 20G iPod, brown Nine West wallet near intersection of Columbia and Franklin Monday night. Please call if found. 336-391-2372.
Men & women, ages 18-55, with mild allergic asthma may participate.
FOUND: SILVER DIGITAL CAMERA on Franklin Street below Top O’ on Championship night. Whoever wants to claim, email me the brand of camera, their name and email. email@example.com.
Must not require daily inhaler medication for asthma or have smoked in the past 6 months.
IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT DUKE CLINICAL RESEARCH UNIT at 919-681-9192. 12178
ROOMMATE WANTED TO SHARE really
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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
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Spirit of inquiry of ideas lost in protest
et’s get one thing straight right from the start: From all appearances Tom Tancredo is a bigot and a bit of a jerk to boot. That said, neither Mr. Tancredo’s political views nor his personality justify the infantile and incredibly rude behavior exhibited by the protestGuest ers who shouted COLUMNIST him down and drove him from a Bingham Hall classroom on Tuesday night. In their misguided choice of tactics for protesting intolerance, the protesters exhibited their own narrow-mindedness and allowed a misanthropic political extremist to walk away wearing the mantle of a martyr to the cause of free speech. As co-editor of The Daily Tar Heel in 1964-65 I was one of many UNC students who fought for the right to hear controversial speakers, some of whose views I found abhorrent and incomprehensible. The target of our protest was the Speaker Ban Law, a piece of know-nothing legislation whereby the North Carolina General Assembly, egged on by a thenobscure television commentator named Jesse Helms, barred from all 16 system campuses any speaker who was a “known member of the Communist Party” or who publicly advocated the overthrow of the U.S. or N.C. constitution or who had pleaded the Fifth Amendment in any state or federal tribunal investigating or prosecuting “subversive activities.” UNC President William C. Friday called the law “a stain on the University.” For two years, President Friday, Chancellor William B. Aycock, University trustees and prominent alumni fought courageously but unsuccessfully for the law’s repeal. In 1966 Student Body President Paul Dickson and 11 other students joined with two banned speakers — Frank Wilkinson and Herbert Aptheker — to take the issue to federal court. McNeill Smith, a prominent Greensboro attorney (and former DTH editor), represented the plaintiffs pro bono. In 1968 U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Stanley removed the stain from the University by declaring the law unconstitutional. Now the University’s reputation and principles are stained again. Carolina, long known as a haven for unfettered inquiry, suddenly presents its face to the world as a place where it is perfectly acceptable for puerile hecklers with loud voices and no manners to suppress speech they don’t care for. The intolerant few who chased Mr. Tancredo from the podium may not have violated any law, but they clearly violated the spirit of free inquiry that is the hallmark of the University, and they spit in the collective eye of everyone who worked to protect the very freedom of speech they so carelessly abused. However enlightened the protesters think of themselves as being, they apparently are ignorant of John Stuart Mill’s admonition that those who suppress another’s expression of opinion rob those who dissent from the opinion more than those who hold it. “If the opinion is right,” Mill said, “they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.” I don’t like finding myself in agreement with Tom Tancredo about anything, but he hit the nail on the head when he said the protesters’ actions “were probably the best speech I could ever give. . . . When all you can do is yell epithets, that means you are intellectually bankrupt.” Amen, brother.
— on ‘protestors stop speech’
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Protesters weakened their own right to free speech
What, exactly, do you want Protesters should frame demonstrations with a stated objective — preferably one that advances dialogue
f we look at some of the most effective protests in our nation’s history, we see a common thread — a stated, specific agenda. In Greensboro, the four black students who sat down at a lunch counter were silently and nonviolently advocating for desegregation. The Freedom Riders sought the same thing on the nation’s interstate bus routes. At University of California at Berkeley, students sat on top of a police car for 32 hours to protest university rules that led to the arrest of a student. (This was, of course, after Students for a Democratic Society had released its Port Huron Statement — a 47-page document explaining SDS’ concerns and objectives.) Even the Boston Tea Party, arguably one of the most destructive-for-destruction’ssake protests in U.S. history, had a clear objective of eliminating the British tax on colonial tea. What occurred Tuesday evening in no way parallels
any of those events. Making noise to be the loudest doesn’t serve the purpose of anyone who came to this University to study, explore the world and its ideas or grow as individuals. Oppressing (read: out-shouting) a perspective you disagree with does not constitute a victory. In fact, it’s contrary to the principles our nation and our University have long stood for. Some of the protesters — a raucous, violent minority among the many student groups who disagree with Youth for Western Civilization, or Tom Tancredo or both — don’t seem to understand that. One Daily Tar Heel letterwriter said, “hundreds participated, enthusiastically, in booting Tancredo off our campus,” as if that should earn the rabble some sort of greater recognition. Well, congratulations. You got it. Regional, statewide and national news organizations and blogs are now portraying UNC students as intolerant of views
with which they disagree. Free expression of ideas is always most difficult to grant to those whose ideas we don’t like. But when faced with controversial viewpoints, UNC students should seek to understand and then contradict perspectives they find offensive. Many students and organizations tried to do just that Tuesday. But they were drowned out by a pachyderm stampede straight out of Ionesco. So next time, before you get out your signs or practice your clever rhyming chants, you should consider your objectives. Simply “booting off ” somebody you think is wrong — however wrong they are — is never the proper goal. The majority of students on this campus understand that. And we stand with them in saying to the disrupters, the chanters, the window-smashers: That’s not the Carolina way.
Concerned but concise Limiting public discussion would increase efﬁciency
very resident deserves to have his or her voice heard by county government. But being able to voice concerns should not interfere with the ability of government to address the issues on its agenda. This is exactly why the Orange County Board of Commissioners should limit the amount of time allotted for public discussion at future meetings. New rules were discussed at a work session on Tuesday that would do just that. The proposed rules conserve more time, allowing the board to address its entire
agenda. This maximizes the number of different voices heard. If the rules are adopted, residents cannot speak on the same issue more than once, and a three minute time limit on speeches would be implemented. These rules are within reason and stand to make the board meetings run more efficiently. In the past, residents speaking too much or about the same topic multiple times have prevented the board from reaching every item on its agenda. The length of the meetings has been so egregious that public comment has, in
the past, taken more than an hour of a three-and-a-half hour meeting. And, according to UNC law professor Judith Wegner, regulations limiting the length of speeches but not content are both legal and common. We expect the board to address all of the issues facing Orange County. But leaving the floor wide open for residents to speak without any limit makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for the board to meet this task. Concerned residents at future board meetings will just have to be more concise.
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Dr. Ehrman There are few things cooler than seeing a UNC professor on the Colbert Report. But Dr. Ehrman: You succumbed too easily to his interrupting. We would have liked to see a shouting match!
TO THE EDITOR: The protesters who forcefully disrupted Tuesday’s Youth for Western Civilization meeting did a disservice to the very aims they were claiming to advance. Make no mistake — Youth for Western Civilization takes xenophobia, wraps it up in a nice new package and asks us to think it is something different. And it’s not. But no one got to know that, because some of the protesters prevented any of us from listening to, or engaging with, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. Free speech rights are indivisible; if we weaken free speech rights for one group, we weaken free speech rights for us all. When destructive ideas are presented, we have to allow them to be voiced. We’re also allowed to call them out for being wrong, but we must do so peacefully. And many of us did, by silently protesting in Bingham Hall or dancing loudly at the Dance Party for Diversity in the Pit. Diversity and multiculturalism aren’t toxic to our civilization, they are the very foundation of its strength. They lead to creativity, innovation and progress for us all. Youth for Western Civilization is easy to discredit on its merits. But in forcefully silencing Tancredo, the protesters only discredited themselves. Charlie Sellew Co-President UNC Young Democrats
Shameful hypocrisy defiles the University’s image TO THE EDITOR: Quite frankly, I am appalled at the behavior of my fellow students. Tuesday night’s outlandish display of hypocrisy is not something I expect of a university that prides itself on promoting freedom of speech and diversity of opinion. Fo r m e r U. S . R e p . To m Tancredo’s presence on campus to discuss the topic of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants should have provided an opportunity for healthy debate on a political issue of significant importance to higher education. Instead, many attendants who disagreed with Mr. Tancredo’s views, as well as the protesters outside, allowed it to devolve into accusations of racism and hate speech. The problem is, no speech ever occurred. Opponents ridiculed Tancredo from the moment he walked in the door. Rather than respectfully listen to his position and civilly offer their dissenting opinion, they never allowed the congressman more than two sentences uninterrupted without hateful — yes, hateful — rebuttals. I by no means agree with the opinions advocated by Youth for Western Civilization, but they have every right to express them. These protestors glorified free speech, but they repressed Youth for Western Civilization’s and
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Tancredo’s abilities to exercise that liberty. Moreover, they sacrificed educated dialogue on a crucial policy issue in favor of an unproductive, emotional demonstration of narrow-mindedness. So to the protestors: If you aren’t willing to listen to dissenting viewpoints, then don’t expect me to extend you the same courtesy. I think we owe an apology to Mr. Tancredo and to the University. Ryan Collins Sophomore Political Science, Economics
Liberal environment only enforced by protesters TO THE EDITOR: I am truly appalled at the ugly protest of former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo’s visit to UNC. While I’m far from agreement with his position on immigration, the most effective way to change opposing (even offensive) viewpoints is through engagement — by presenting the better argument, by debunking another’s fallacious argument. Silencing other viewpoints only serves to further radicalize that constituency. In planning events for the Parr Center for Ethics at UNC, such as panel discussions on capital punishment, interrogation policy and same-sex marriage, we’ve experienced great difficulty in recruiting speakers to present certain perspectives due to the perceived hostile environment of our “liberal” campus. The aggressive and disruptive actions of some protesters have only served to legitimize that perception, striking a blow to constructive dialogue on campus and yes, to diversity. Lance Westerlund Assistant to the Director Parr Center for Ethics at UNC
Understand what the First Amendment really means TO THE EDITOR: What happened during former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo’s, R-Colo., speech was unfortunate, and the details are still coming in. But a violation of free speech it is not. The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment protects us from government censorship. It doesn’t protect us from the media, protester disruptions or anything else. Throwing around the term “free speech” like it’s a license to say whatever you want, whenever you want, with the guarantee that you will be heard shows a lack of understanding of this great and unique law. Call the protest obnoxious if you like. Call it an affront to civil discourse, even. But a violation of anyone’s free speech, other than the protesters? Not quite. Kavita Pillai UNC ’07 department and phone number. ➤ Edit: The DTH edits for space, clarity, accuracy and vulgarity. Limit letters to 250 words.
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Published on Apr 16, 2009