Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Daily Tar Heel
Four faculty members receiveHettleman achievement award
Four UNC junior faculty mem- bers — Emily Baragwanath, Wei You,Eliana Perrin and Mark Zylka — have been awarded the Phillip and RuthHettleman Prizes for artistic andscholarly achievement in their variousfields. The recipients will each receive a $5,000 stipend.
University to test emergencysirens Tuesday starting at noon
Between noon and 1 p.m. on Sept.17, the University will test its emer-gency sirens as part of the campus safety campaign Alert Carolina. No action isrequired during the drill.
— From staff and wire reports
sports xtra hits the field
Georgia Walker waits between shots as Ryan O’Rorke, football expert, gives a brief segment on Saturday’s football game against Middle Tennessee.
By Kathryn Trogdon
FAYETTEVILLE — The nation’s first9/11 mobile museum was unveiled inFayetteville on Wednesday — the 12thanniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 — featur-ing artifacts from the tragedy, includingpieces of the World Trade Center andpictures and audio from Ground Zero.The Stephen Siller Tunnel to TowersFoundation, a New York-based nonprof -it, constructed the 53-foot long museum which carried donated memorabilia from the 9/11 attacks, including namesof the people lost that day.John Carroll, a retired New York City Fire Department battalion chief whoaided people at Ground Zero on 9/11,said the museum’s purpose is to makesure people never forget the attack andthe sacrifices made that day. Carrollis traveling with the museum and is a foundation advisory board member.“Freedom’s really not free,” he said.“This is to keep awareness of what hap-pened on 9/11 alive so people never forgetand that they continue making sacrificesto keep this country as great as it is.”Carroll said the foundation noticedthat the post-9/11 generation isn’t beingtaught about the attacks in schools.“As time goes on, people are just goingto forget about it completely,” he said.LaVern Oxendine , a Fayetteville resi-dent who visited the mobile museum, saidthe Fort Bragg area is a good place for themuseum to start because it reminds people why soldiers are currently overseas.“This reminds us of why our soldiersare fighting in harm’s way over there inIraq and Afghanistan and other places,especially in this city,” he said. “We havethe largest base in the country here atFort Bragg.”Sgt. 1st Class James Fischer said he vividly remembers 9/11 but meeting fire-fighters who were at Ground Zero madehim feel more connected to the event.Other visitors said it was moving tosee pieces of the World Trade Center.“I just think it’s unbelievable to actu-ally be able to touch a piece of the WorldTrade Center,” said Joshua Angelini, a resident of Fayetteville.
The foundation was created in honorof Stephen Siller, a firefighter who losthis life on 9/11. Foundation proceedsgo to orphanages, burn centers and firedepartments across the country.Siller had just gotten off-duty and wason his way home when he heard over thefire department scanner that the first of the towers had been attacked. He imme-diately turned around to help.On his way to the World Trade Center,Siller had to go through what was thencalled the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, but ithad been blocked off for safety reasons. Heput on 60 pounds of gear and ran abouttwo miles through the tunnel to help. He was killed in one of the tower collapses.Siller’s family replicated his run andmade a race out of it, which now attractsmore than 35,000 runners, Carroll said.Since then, the foundation has expand-ed to include Building for America’sBravest, a program that raises funds to build “smart homes” for injured veterans,primarily those who are triple or qua-druple veterans. These homes can be con-trolled by smart phones or other devices.Carroll said the foundation decidedto debut the museum in Fayetteville because they are building two suchhomes in the area. He said the museum will remain in Fayetteville until Saturday and then will head to Atlanta beforereturning to Raleigh from Sept. 17 to 21.Currently, there is no end date for themuseum’s tour, Carroll said.“We’re going to keep this going for aslong as we can,” he said.
Orson Scott Card joins UNC-TV
By Andrew Craig
Next month, the UNC-TV Board of Trustees will welcomea new member who has beenthe subject of national attentionthroughout the past decade —author Orson Scott Card.Card, a Greensboro residentand author of the popular youngadult novel Ender’s Game, wasappointed Monday to the boardfor a two-year term by N.C. SenatePresident Pro Tempore PhilBerger, R-Guilford. According to a Facebook post by UNC-TV, the position is advisory in nature and is unpaid. After the post elicited angry com-ments, UNC-TV responded, addingthat by state statute, it did not havethe option to decline appointmentsof Board of Trustees members.But the appointment of Card — who has been a vocal opponent of gay marriage and a past memberof the anti-gay marriage NationalOrganization for Marriage — hasleft many in the state’s LGBT com-munity with mixed feelings.Card said he does not see hispolitical views interfering with hisproductivity as a board member.“I believe I am well within themainstream of political thought inNorth Carolina,” Card said. “Whenpeople see what I’ve actually wrote, they will realize my viewshave been deliberately misrepre-sented in order to punish me for being on the wrong side of certainpolitical issues.”Still, LGBT communitiesnationwide have called for a boy-cott of the November movie adap-tation of Card’s novel and haverequested that bookstores pullthe work from their shelves, saidJames Miller, executive director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.“We’re disappointed that Cardhas been appointed to such a posi-tion in North Carolina,” Millersaid. “But unfortunately it’s a bit of moot point, since there’s not really much he can affect during his timeas a board member.”The board is composed of 22members from across the state.Card said he was honored to acceptthe position, adding there were notspecific changes he wanted to make.“I’m an avid fan of many of theshows our UNC-TV already airs,”Card said. “I won’t be doing any -thing to interfere with the good work that's already going on.”Carl Venters, a current UNC-TV board member, said there is littlechange to programming that Card will be able to make or suggest.“The board has always been fullof very smart people who broughta range of well-balanced views to bring to the table,” Venters said.“One member can’t change pro-graming on his own.”But the concern about Card’sappointment is not only for his out-spoken political views, said UNC junior Daniel Doyle, a member of UNC’s social justice theatre groupInteractive Theatre Carolina.Doyle said it was more about what the move says about thedirection of the state’s policies.“The last thing we need aremore oppressive leaders in thestate who don’t allow people to bethemselves.”
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By Sam Schaefer
The second year of production began forSports Xtra this week, giving UNC journalismstudents the chance to be on a team of theirown.Professor Charlie Tuggle, the faculty advi-sor of production for the show, said he acts asa coach while the students do the bulk of the work.“When it comes time to do the show, I gointo a different room,” he said. “The people inthe studio, they know what they need to do,the people in the control room, they know what they need to do.Sports Xtra has achieved a notable amountof visibility in a short time.One of the show’s segments during its firstsemester won the National Broadcast Society’saward for best video sports program.The show’s founder and last year’s executiveproducer, Will Rimer, was hired as a produc-tion assistant at Fox Sports 1 in Los Angeles.Rimer said he wouldn’t have been hired without his work on Sports Xtra.He said he created the show after Carolina Week — the School of Journalism and MassCommunication’s video newscast program —reduced its output from two shows a week toone show two years ago.That reduced the amount of air-time sportscoverage received, he said, mostly limitingit to football and basketball coverage. Thisrequired more experienced crew members, which made it more difficult for newcomers atCarolina Week to learn.“That problem with that was there weren’tother games people were shooting, to learn how to use the camera,” Rimer said. “That’s why Ithought it was needed — to get more peopleinvolved in sports in the journalism school.”He approached professor Tuggle with theidea in the spring semester of 2012.Tuggle, who is now the faculty advisor of pro-duction, helped Rimer get the project started.Tuggle said the show took much of its tem-plate from Carolina Week, and along with the work of Rimer and others, that allowed theshow to begin producing high quality contentquickly.Tuggle said he hoped that students wouldcontinue the show’s high standards by teach-ing one another.“All of our students have two jobs: to do what you do really well, and to prep yourreplacement.”The show’s new executive producer,Madison Way, said she hopes to continue theshow’s successes from last year, but also hasher eye on expansion and improvement.“It would be awesome if we were consideredin the same high-caliber category as Carolina Week is, so that’s my goal for us — to get anEmmy,” she said.Tuggle said he thought the show had already established a good blueprint for success.“We have two sayings that we go by,” Tugglesaid. “One is ‘work hard, play hard, and know to do which one.’ The other is ‘pay attention todeadlines and details.’“And if we do those things within the sys-tem that we have, we think we have a realgood chance of winning national champion-ships and being recognized as being the best broadcast program in the country.”
Show gives students experience in sports journalism
More chickens raised in Orange County
By Sam Fletcher
Chickens might be land-bound, but local sales of the birds are cer-tainly taking off.Roy Sumner, an owner of Sumner-Byrd Farm Inc. Poultry Chick Dealer and a self-described“chicken whisperer,” said he hasseen his business triple in the lasttwo years and expects the trend tocontinue.“I started with $20,000 per year and now $100,000,” he said.“January next year will be over$100,000.”Sumner’s farm is based inHolly Springs and sells to peoplein 17 different counties in NorthCarolina. He said he has sold morethan 90,000 chickens at a rate of about 12,000 per year.He said he sells so many chick -ens that keeping abreast of theorders can be a challenge — hecan’t get chickens in stock fastenough.This upsurge in what is typically called urban farming is part of a nationwide movement toward a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.“The whole world has gonegreen,” Sumner said. “The whole world has gone fresh.”In 2009, the Chapel Hill TownCouncil passed an ordinancepermitting up to 10 chickens in backyards. A prior ordinance hadallowed up to 20 chickens to bekept in yards, but only in a lim-ited number of residential zoningareas.The increase in fowl comes with its issues — sadly, whena chicken crosses the road inChapel Hill or Carrboro, BobMarotto, the director of OrangeCounty Animal Services, has toimpound it.Marotto said he has had toimpound a dozen or two dozenfowl across Orange County in thelast year.The most common offenseamong the poultry of OrangeCounty is roaming off their own-ers’ property, he said. Thesemiscreants are held by AnimalServices until their owners reclaimthem. Avid chicken farmer andPittsboro resident Gigi Davidsonhasn’t experienced any of theseproblems.“They are so well-behavedinherently, when the sun starts togo down they put themselves intotheir coop,” she said. “All I have todo is close the door.”Typically these urban fowl are
Pittsboro resident Gigi Davidson owns four chickens and says that egg pro-duction is just one benefit of having chickens in her backyard.
kept for their eggs. But accordingto Davidson, eggs are only one of the benefits poultry can bring to a garden.“The chickens do a fair amountof weed-eating and pest-eating,”she said.Davidson said she currently has four chickens. She purchasedthem as chicks for $3.50 each but said the real cost comes when buying a coop that keeps thechickens safe.She said a nice coop can costanywhere from $250 to $500 — but her initial security and hous-ing plans were scrambled after a neighbor’s dog attacked her flock.The dog left four of her chickensdead, and she had to invest in a more potent electric fence.From late March until mid-September Davidson’s chickenslay about an egg a day. She usesthe surplus eggs as barter materi-als for meat and vegetables fromother farmers.But whatever the financial andhealth benefits may be, Davidsonis happy just admiring her chick-ens.“They are characters, they areabsolutely hilarious to watch,” shesaid.
Phil Berger appointedCard to the station’sboard of trustees.A 2009 Chapel Hillordinance allowschickens in backyards.