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The Daily Tar Heel for November 30, 2012

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“Having an opportunity to make something for youngpeople, to make a play that whole families can come togeth-er and watch was very appealing.”The production is based on playwright Joe Landry’s 1997 adaptation of the 1946 film starring Jimmy Stewart as theiconic George Bailey. As part of the five-person ensemble cast, Todd Lawsonmakes his PlayMakers debut playing both radio actor JakeLaurents and Bailey. Lawson said he is excited to portray the signature role.“You have to pay homage to the iconic role, and you wantto highlight memorable moments from the film,” LawsonUNC received from all sourc-es totaled $767 million.Federal agencies, like theNational Institutes of Health,provided 71 percent of thatamount.Joseph DeSimone, directorof the Frank Hawkins KenanInstitute of Private Enterpriseat UNC-CH, said 35 percentof the overall federal fundinginvested in research is allo-cated to the top 25 universi-ties in the nation. UNC ranksnumber nine on that list andis a “research powerhouse,”he said. As a result of the fiscal cliff,all 16 universities in the UNCsystem would suffer a totalreduction in federal fundingof $80 million — double what
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Reform of assault rulesunfinished
By Caitlin McCabe
Senior Writer
 When the federal gov-ernment mandated in April 2011 that all federally funded campuses reformtheir sexual assault policies,the University struggled formore than a year to craft animproved system.Now, four months after thechanges were implementedon Aug. 1, the promisedreform has yet to fully takeeffect — leaving some stu-dents feeling abandoned by  what they say were adminis-trators’ rushed deliberations.“The entire process of cre-ating the new policy was very under wraps,” said Andrea Pino, a junior involved withsexual assault education.“It was loosely addressed by administrators and didn’thave student input,” she said.“Sexual assault is a silent epi-demic. And administratorsaren’t addressing it with theprominence they should. And for some students,the new policy is plagued by problems that leave those who have experience withsexual assault feeling con-
‘You want te moon?’
Maren Searle, who plays Mary Bailey, pins her hair into 1940s curls for PlayMakers’ “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The ensemble of Ray Dooley, Brandon Garegnani, Katja Hill, Searle and ToddLawson (left to right) open the Tuesday dress rehearsal as professional radio actors.Kelly Renko, a second-year graduate stu-dent in the UNC costume production pro-gram, adjusts the Mary Bailey costume.
By Carson Blackwelder
Assistant Arts Editor
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s holiday play is bring-ing a decades-old American film to life.The company’s “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”formally premieres Saturday. The show begins as a 1940s radioshow before the actors transition into the film’s iconic roles.“I think it’s our American ‘Christmas Carol,’” said JosephHaj, PlayMakers’ producing artistic director.Haj said this is the first holiday production the company has put on since he joined staff in 2006, and the season isusing this performance to break up an otherwise overtly mature season.“This season in particular is a very adult season —‘Imaginary Invalid,’ ‘Clybourne Park,’ ‘Cabaret’ — these aregrown-up plays,” Haj said.
PlayMakers brings 1940s radio charm tolife in adaptation of classic film.
PAgE 4
Changes made to theUniversity’s sexual assaultpolicy include:Removal of the systemfrom the jurisdiction of thestudent-led honor systemReduction of the burdenof proof, or level of evidencerequired for a conviction,from beyond a reasonabledoubt to a preponderanceof evidenceIf there is no compromiseon a plan to reduce deficits,university research pro-grams will absorb cuts:In fiscal year 2012, UNC-CH received a total of $767million in research funds; 71percent came from federalsources.Cuts would result in aloss of about $41 million toUNC-CH.
Potential fiscalcrisis threatensresearch funds
By John Howell Jr.
Staff Writer
Research programs acrossthe UNC system will be dra-matically affected if morethan $1 trillion in forcedspending cuts — known assequestration — goes intoeffect next year.If President Barack Obama and members of Congress failto agree on reducing deficits,analysts say the cuts, coupled with tax increases, couldplunge the economy back intorecession. That scenario is theso-called “fiscal cliff.”“I don’t know of anyone who thinks that an automaticacross-the-board cut is a sen-sible way to address the debtcrisis,” said Barbara Entwisle, vice chancellor for researchat UNC.Entwisle said the cuts would result in a 7.6 percentreduction in federal grantsupport, or a loss of about $41million for the University — but it remains unclear how the reduction would be felt.“Either way, it would meana tremendous loss to thiscampus,” she said.In fiscal year 2012, theamount of research funding
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fused and ignored.But administrators whosaid they spent long hourscrafting a policy that com-plied with both federal stan-dards and UNC’s needs saidthe changes are a beneficialstep toward adjudicating andeducating the campus about a growing national problem.Changes to the sexualassault policy stemmedfrom the U.S. Departmentof Education in the form of a “Dear Colleague” letter —urging universities to updatetheir policies to make sexualharassment resources moreaccessible to students.The letter mandated thatthe University comply with
PAgE 4
The looming fiscalcliff could cut $41million from UNC.
 Wa±e House to come to Franklin Street
By Claire Smith
Staff Writer
 Waffle House will soon be joiningthe ranks of Franklin Street breakfast joints.The 24-hour breakfast stop will belocated at 129 E. Franklin St. — theformer location of YoFrutt — thoughconstruction has not begun.“It will most likely be sometimeearly next year,” said Kelly Thrasher, a spokeswoman for Waffle House.Davida Sackey, a permit technicianfor Chapel Hill, said Waffle House hastaken out a building permit for theaddress, though she is not sure whetherthe permit has been paid for.“After they have paid for it and thepermit is then issued, then they havethe ability to start construction work,”she said.She said construction must start sixmonths after the permit is paid for, orthe permit will go void.Sophomore Paige Purcell said she was extremely excited that WaffleHouse is coming so close to campus.“I love Waffle House so much thatI bought their waffle mix one time in,like, a 30 gallon bag,” she said.“I’m so excited there is one coming toChapel Hill.”Bobby Funk, assistant direc-tor of the Chapel Hill DowntownPartnership, said he thinks WaffleHouse will be a good addition toFranklin Street dining.“We’re glad to see vacant space getfilled up with a new restaurant,” he said.“It will provide new options for peoplelooking for late night.”Funk said he was surprised Waffle
Construction has not begunon the restaurant, whichwill be at 129 E. Franklin St.
PAgE 4
Some students saychanges were toohasty and flawed.
Call off the investigation, America.The toilet paper has been repaid. A graduate of Eastern New MexicoUniversity sent 80 rolls of toilet paperto the school with an anonymous note,apologizing for stealing toilet paper froma dormitory as a prank when he was a student.
“I understand that people wholive elsewhere in Serbia are laughing atour fears, but here most people have nodoubt that vampires exist.”— Miodrag Vujetic, a local assembly member in the village of Zarozje, Serbia, whose town believes a legendary vampireis on the loose. Garlic sales are booming.
n Switzerland, prostitution is the driving force behind innovation.The city of Zurich is building a series of “sex boxes” that willopen to the public next August. Cars drive into the boxes, prosti-tutes approach, questionably discreet and probably uncomfort-able service follows.The age-old profession is legal in Switzerland, but residents of Zurich weren’t pleased with seeing the ladies of the night trolling the streets.Sex boxes, officials say, will help protect prostitutes from attacks andcut out time wasted going to and from hotel rooms. Workers will alsohave to pay to clock in at the boxes like they’re working at McDonald’s.But, hey, they get to ride in a new car every night.
Ladies o the sex boxes
From staf and wire reports
Someone broke andentered a vehicle at 5639Old Chapel Hill Road between 1 a.m. and 8:14 a.m. Wednesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person broke the rearpassenger window and stolea $2,000 laptop and a $300designer bag, reports state.Someone stole property at 100 Scarlett Drive between6:50 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person stole a cell-phone, reports state.
Someone broke andentered an unlocked vehicleat 5639 Old Chapel Hill Roadat 8:40 p.m Wednesday.,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports. The personstole audio equipment,including an amplifier valuedat $80, reports state.
Someone broke andentered a vehicle at 5639Old Chapel Hill Road between 1 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person stole a CDplayer, valued at $200,reports state.
Someone broke andentered a vehicle at 403 Westbrook Drive between11 a.m. and 11:03 a.m. Wednesday, according toCarrboro police reports.
Someone shoplifted at602 Jones Ferry Road at 6p.m. Wednesday, according toCarrboro police reports.The person concealedmake-up supplies, valued at$169.61, reports state.
Someone fired shots at200 Barnes Street at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday, according toCarrboro police reports.Someone fired a gun in theparking lot, reports state.
Friday, November 30, 2012
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must love dogs
lyde Summers treats his dog Jethro to someice cream Thursday afternoon. Summers res-cued the French Basset Hound five years ago.They used to live above an ice cream shop in Boston, where Jethro developed his love for ice cream.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
By Tyler Clay
Staff Writer
In a business full of number twos, DavidRees comes out as number one.Rees, owner of Artisanal Pencil Sharpening inBeacon, N.Y., is a professional pencil sharpener.Born and raised in Chapel Hill, Rees startedhis business in 2010 after working for the U.S.Census Bureau.He said on the first day of training at the bureau, everyone was told to sharpen all theirpencils, and he found himself having fun. Reesstarted his business later that year.But his past with pencils extends even fur-ther back. While a student at Chapel Hill’s CulbrethMiddle School, Rees’ parents were called in fora conference with his pre-algebra teacher. Histeacher said Rees had been repeatedly using thehand-cranked sharpener at the front of room todistract the class.“He said I was an attention-whore,” Rees said.Today, Rees will sharpen a customer’s pencilto a professional point and safely ship it in a shatter-proof tube — shavings included — for$35.“Each shaving seems like a magical combi-nation of artisanal intent and randomness allat once,” said Mike Wakeford, one of Rees’ oldfriends and one of his first customers.
Chl Hll tv Dvd Rsshrs cls rfsslly.
By Melvin Backman
Senior Writer
 Amy Herman, UNC’s associate ath-letic director for compliance and a cen-tral figure in the University’s responseto the 2010 NCAA investigation, willstep down from her position today.The magazine Inside Carolina first reported the news on Twitter onThursday afternoon.Steve Kirschner, a spokesman forthe athletic department, confirmedthe news to The Daily Tar Heel onThursday.“It’s not related to anything,” he said,referring to the ongoing repercussionsof the 2010 NCAA investigation.Herman released a short statementabout her departure.“I will just say that I have enjoyedserving the UNC community the past12 years, and I am proud of all we haveaccomplished,” she wrote in an email.Herman has been at the University for more than a decade. She got herstart after participating in a post-grad-uate program.Former athletic director Dick Baddour, who retired last year, pro-moted Herman to the post in January 2011. He told The (Raleigh) News & Observer at the time that he gave herthe job based on her efforts during theinvestigation.On Thursday, Baddour compliment-ed her work at UNC.“Amy is one of the most capablepeople I have worked with,” he said inan email.“She is highly regarded in the depart-ment, on our campus and at the nation-al level. She did extraordinary work during the NCAA investigation.Herman is the latest to leave the ath-letic department in the wake of sanc-tions handed down for rules violationsin the football program.Chancellor Holden Thorp, Baddour,former head football coach ButchDavis and former assistant footballcoach John Blake have all been fired orannounced their resignations since theinvestigation concluded.The probe found that several playersaccepted more than $27,000 collec-tively in improper benefits, along withimpermissible academic help.UNC self-imposed athletic scholar-ship cuts, a $50,000 fine and a two- year probation before the final ruling, which levied a one-year postseason ban.Some athletic department staff members said they will be sad to seeHerman go.Kathy Griggs, an administrativeassistant in the athletic department,has worked with Herman since 2004. Although the two didn’t work togetheroften, Griggs said she did spend a shorttime assisting UNC’s compliance officers.She said she remembers Hermancanceling a vacation with her threechildren to assist with the University’sresponse to the NCAA, calling in thechildren’s grandparents to watch overthem while she worked.“She’s a very dedicated employee,and a lot of us around here will missher,” she said.“She will be hard to replace.
 Assistant University Editor Liz Crampton contributed reporting.Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
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David Rees is a manual pencil sharpener andformer political cartoonist. He started ArtisanalPencil Sharpening in New York two years ago.
Don Luse retires today after leading the Union for 20 years
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Don Luse is retiring today after serving as the director of the Student Union for 20 years. Luse was a congenial leader, popular among staff and students.
By Lillian Evans
Staff Writer
On the third floor of the Student Union,above the weekday rush of students, are theoffices of the Union administrators.One office in particular is known for itsopen door — but even more so for the man who dwells within.Don Luse, director of the Student Union, will retire today after 20 years in his position.“Any person that walks through our doorsis somehow touched by that man’s vision andcontribution to life on campus,” said ScottHudson, senior associate director of opera-tions for the Union.Luse said UNC would not be the same without the Union, as it provides an opportu-nity for students to socialize and learn.“Just watch the activity,” he said. “Whetherit’s down in the lounge or in the meetingrooms — you see the importance of what wedo.”Lauren Sacks, assistant director of studentlearning, said Luse has built an empoweringcommunity.“Just the sense of humility he has — it’s very apparent he’s a fantastic leader, and hedoesn’t have to talk about that for us to know it,” she said.“I think that’s one of the greatest examplesof leadership that you can have.”Luse’s commitment to his job, whichHudson describes as infectious among thestaff, led to his recognition at the highestlevel.In March, Luse received the Butts-Whiting Award for outstanding leadership from the Association of College Unions International.Luse has been president of the ACUI since2009.Hudson said Luse will be greatly missed,and the Union staff is thankful for the strongfoundation he has laid.Hudson and Tony Patterson, senior asso-ciate director of the Union, will be interimunion directors until July 1, when the new director will assume the position. A committee of students and Union staff organized by Associate Vice ChancellorBettina Shuford will begin the national searchfor Luse’s replacement in January.Luse hopes his successor will continue tomeet students’ needs, which he says are con-stantly evolving.“I hope they make it better,” he said. “Thisis an organization that happened before me,and it will happen after me —I was a point intime.”Luse said one of his favorite parts of the job is building lasting relationships with stu-dents.Senior Tom Low, director of the Carolina Union Activities Board, said in an email thatLuse has been a great asset to both the Unionand the University.“He is a man of integrity, hard work andfocus, and he is a model administrator for thisUniversity,” Low said.“He will be missed more than he knows.”Using the sense of humor that Hudson saidhas motivated staff and students alike, Lusepondered his first day of retirement.“I’m of course going to exercise and eatproperly, and I’ll definitely read a book,” hesaid.“All of these things I probably won’t do —I’ll just enjoy life.
Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
By Caroline Leland
Staff Writer
If he could have anything namedafter him, Harry LeGrand said, he would probably choose a flower.But he was still caught by sur-prise when he found out earlier this week that he is the namesake of a rare flower species he discovered 26 years ago.“If it’s going to be a plant (namedafter me), I’m glad it’s somethingpeople are going to be interested in,something attractive,” said LeGrand,a biologist in the N.C. NaturalHeritage Program. Alan Weakley, the UNC herbariumdirector and biology professor whonamed the plant, said he beganextensive research on it 20 years ago. Weakley, along with UNC biology graduate student Derick Poindexter,formally described the newly namedMarshallia legrandii in a scientific journal published Monday.LeGrand discovered the speciesin Granville County while study-ing related species. He noticed thatthe flower’s characteristics did notmatch with any classified species.The new species is about twice astall as its relatives and has a biggerflower and broader leaves, he said.“So I was excited about what Ifound, but I wasn’t sure,” LeGrandsaid. “I wasn’t thinking new speciesat the time.”Poindexter said Weakley’s choiceto name the flower after LeGrand was appropriate.“I agreed immediately because of Harry’s instrumental role,” he said. “Ithink his expertise is unparalleled.” Weakley said a long amount of time between a species’ discovery and naming is not atypical. Namingformally recognizes the existence of a new species.“When naming a new species, one wants to be careful and sure that it’s warranted,” Weakley said.The discovery of a Virginia popu-lation of the species by another UNCprofessor helped convince Weakley that the Marshallia legrandii wasindeed a new species.Only two populations of the species— in North Carolina and Virginia —are known to exist naturally.Misty Buchanan, the naturalarea inventory manager for thenatural heritage program, saidthe species is classified as “signifi-cantly rare.”The species has been planted inthe N.C. Botanical Garden for con-servation purposes.Chris Liloia, a curator at the botanical gardens who is responsiblefor the area of the gardens where thespecies is growing, said conservationof the species is important to theentire region.“One of the cool things in thepiedmont of North Carolina is a rareplant community … that is depen-dent upon this particular geogra-phy,” she said. Weakley said there’s a very goodchance for the species’ continued
Courtesy of alan weakley
 The Marshalii legrandii is the name of a flower species discovered by NorthCarolina biologist Harry LeGrand. The plant was named by Alan Weakley.
Hrry LGrd dscvrdth flwr  GrvllCuty 26 yrs g.
existence, even if the natural popula-tions were to die out.“It could be reintroduced fromseed that’s being maintained for thatpurpose,” he said. Weakley said the two naturalpopulations are protected becausethey exist on state-owned land.He said UNC researchershave named 11 new plant speciesthroughout the last 10 years, and 10additional species are in the processof being described.
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Customers can ship in apencil or Rees will provide one.
To order:
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said he doesn’t consider his business a joke.In April he published his book How toSharpen Pencils, an 18-chapter guide to the his-tory and sharpening of pencils.“He’s actually become a world-class pencilsharpener, and, I dare say, a ‘pencil intellec-tual,’” Wakeford said.
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Customers can send in their own pencil forRees to sharpen, or he will sharpen a numbertwo pencil from General Pencil Company, Inc.,a family-owned business in New Jersey.“I’m a good sharpener, and I customize the bottom of the point,” Rees said.Rees, who said he normally completes 400orders a year, received 500 order requests intwo days after being featured on CBS Sunday Morning this week.Due to his new workload, Rees said he hasraised his price from $20 to $35 and hired a few assistants to help package orders.But Rees still does all the sharpening himself at a rate of about four pencils per hour.Rees said he uses more than 20 differentsharpening tools, including box openers andold-fashioned hand-cranked sharpeners. Hismost expensive tool is a $350 handmade ElCasco sharpener.But not everyone understands Rees’ uncom-mon services.“If he can make money doing that, good forhim, but it seems like a waste of money,” saidUNC freshman Michael Garvin.Rees, who formerly contributed political car-toons to magazines like GQ and Rolling Stone,
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