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The University will test its emer-gency sirens Tuesday between noonand 1 p.m.The sirens, which are part of the Alert Carolina safety aware-ness campaign, are likely to beaudible in on- and off-campuslocations, including downtownChapel Hill.The test is intended to checkequipment and remind students,professors and staff of what to doin case of an emergency.No action will be required dur-ing the test. The sirens will soundan alert tone along with a pre-recorded public address message.Upon completion of the test, a dif-ferent tone and voice message willsignal “All clear. Resume normalactivities.”
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Cheerwine, the Salisbury-basedsoft drink company, is seeking itsnext “Czar for Chillocity.”Through Oct. 12, Cheerwine will search for the successor of junior Lauren Odom, whose ten-ure ends in December. Odom wasthe first “Czar of Chillocity,” a roleCheerwine created to promote thesoft drink on-campus.Beginning today, students can visit www.CheerwineCzar.comto upload videos of themselvesexplaining their qualifications forthe position.
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For the first time, HispanicHeritage Month will be celebratedon UNC’s campus. And it begins today.During the next 30 days, nearly 30 groups will be hosting eventsspearheaded by the two-year-oldCarolina Latina/o Collaborative.The events will focus on culture,politics, art, music, dance, food,religion and gender issues.Some of the major groups spon-soring Hispanic Heritage Monthinclude the Carolina Hispanic Association, the predominantly Latino Lambda Upsilon Lambdafraternity, the predominantly Latina Lambda Pi Chi soror-ity and the Carolina Latina/oCollaborative.
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Town government will be in fullswing tonight after a summer hia-tus.The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at the town hall councilchamber at 7 p.m.Council members and other offi-cials expressed optimism towardthe council’s goals for the upcom-ing year since their break that began June 21.Council member Gene Peasesaid he wants to continue govern-ing with transparency but thinksthe council could be doing so moreefficiently.“I want to make the review pro-cess faster and less unpredictable,”Pease said.Pease also highlighted theimportance of a revenue-generat-ing tax policy in light of the eco-nomic recession.“I think there’s going to be a whole series of initiatives to try and protect and increase our non-residential tax revenue,” he said.Council member Laurin Easthomsaid her personal goal was for townstaff and council to consider schoolsmore often when discussing devel-opment proposals.
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A water tank operated by Orange Water and Sewer Authority onOld Fayetteville Road in Carrboro will be pressure-washed from theinside and inspected by a contrac-tor beginning Sept. 16.OWASA officials said custom-ers should not expect changes inthe water quality, pressure or flowsince other tanks in the system will be operating normally.To prepare for the cleaning,OWASA will drain the tank.Officials will also neutralize thedisinfectant in the water beforedraining so fish and amphibians will not be harmed. After the tank is sterilized,OWASA laboratory staff will check water samples before refilling thetank.The tank is expected to resumenormal operation by Sept. 22 if thecleaning and inspection remainson schedule.OWASA officials have notifiedthe Carrboro Fire Department of the interruption in service.
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DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win” blaredthrough the speakers of East Chapel HillHigh School’s stadium as the varsity footballteam lined up for passing drills. At first glance, most people wouldn’t knowUNC head football coach Butch Davis’ son,Drew Davis, is the quarterback of the team.“The only people that treat him differ-ently are the media,” said the Wildcats’ topreceiver Alex Moore. “Drew gets no specialtreatment.”Drew Davis, a high school junior, said he began playing football in first grade and has been around the game his entire life.“It has given me a different lifestyle,” saidthe 17-year-old. “Football is 365 days a yearfor me. It’s everywhere I go.” Wildcats coach Bill Renner said DrewDavis’ life experience is a huge advantage inthe game.Renner became coach of the team this year after moving to the area from Virginia, where he was the winningest coach at two of the three high schools where he worked.“When you are a young person like that, being around the game helps you matureso that situations don’t bother you,” Rennersaid.“He has been around pros his whole life,so he is not intimidated by big players.”Coincidentally, Butch Davis coachesRenner’s son, UNC quarterback BrynRenner. The Wildcats coach said he and his wife moved to the area in order to be closerto their son, a redshirt freshman.“The proximity to see my son play and thelocation is a blessing,” Bill Renner said.Bill Renner and Moore said Drew Davisis a natural team leader.“He is extremely active as a passer, very athletic, very accurate and very smart,”Moore said. “Drew has been around thegame for a long time and is a good leader.”Drew Davis said his father, who playedfootball himself, is very supportive of hispassion.“He just lets me do my own thing andgives me advice when I ask questions.”Bill Renner said it has been interestingcoaching the young quarterback after meet-ing his father.“I think it is a pretty cool thing,” he said.“I got to meet Drew during the recruitingprocess, and he is a great kid.“I am really excited to coach him.”This is a rebuilding year for the Wildcats,Bill Renner said. The team has failed to win more than one game in a season since2004.The team won this year’s opening game but has lost its last three.Drew Davis said he leads the team intouchdown passes and total yards. His goalfor the year is to make the playoffs.“Even in the first seven weeks, he hasimproved mechanically and mentally,”Renner said. “I think he has a lot of potentialto become a great quarterback.”Davis said he wants to continue footballin college but hasn’t decided if he will play for UNC.“I’m not sure about that yet, but I’ll decide when the time comes.”
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The last time Republicans heldthe majority in the N.C. Senate, William McKinley was presidentand Wilmington was the state’s biggest city.This year, Republicans mightregain the majority, which Democratshave held since 1898, and control theprocess of re-drawing the state’s vot-ing districts — a power that couldgive them the political advantagefor the next 10 years.“It’s a huge opportunity for who-ever is in power,” said Bob Hall,executive director for Democracy NC. “It’s one of the reasons thiselection is so hotly contested.”Every 10 years, following the U.S.Census, the N.C. General Assembly re-draws district lines according tothe census’ new population num- bers. In doing so, the ruling party can draw the lines in ways thatmake it difficult for the opposingparty to win seats, Hall said.The U.S. Supreme Court has notstruck down redistricting for par-tisan purposes, often called gerry-mandering.“As we’ve seen with gerryman-dering, whoever draws the linessets who gets elected for the next10 years,” said Chris Hayes, seniorlegislative analyst for the politicalthink tank John W. Pope CivitasInstitute. “This is the best chanceRepublicans have had in decades,and it’s looking highly likely.”Population growth statewide inthe last decade has been focusedaround urban areas, especially Raleigh and Charlotte, Hayes said.That means the redistrictingmight cause these urban areas togain seats while the state’s ruralareas could lose them.The battle for seats in the statelegislature and control of theredistricting process tightenedthis year with a rising Republicantide nationwide and controversiessurrounding several incumbentDemocrats in the southeasternpart of the state, Hayes said.The N.C. Republican Party hadapproximately $100,000 more onhand than the Democratic Party inJune, which could boost GOP can-didates’ election prospects.“North Carolina is reflecting what the nation is reflecting,” saidSen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange.“There’s a great deal of uncertainty people have toward who’s repre-senting them.”Earlier this month, Raleigh- based Public Policy Polling foundthat voters plan to vote Republicanin the elections by a 49 to 41 per-cent margin.To earn the majority, Republicans will need to win six seats they cur-rently don’t have now, said Sen.Josh Stein, D-Wake.“That’s a really tough task,” Steinsaid. “But there’s no question they feel better about their chances thanthey have felt in a very long time.”For Democrats to maintain themajority, they’ll need the support of young voters, like UNC students, toshow up to the polls, Kinnaird said.“The polls show that the 18-26 year old vote that was so active inthe 2008 election isn’t as interestedthis time,” she said. “That concernsus.”But on campus, awareness of the state and local elections isn’t ashigh as in 2008, said UNC seniorLuxman Srikantha.“It’s died down. I haven’t seenany of that this year.”
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Gone, or at least diminished, arethe days of hustled football ticketsales and students sneaking theirnon-UNC friends into games with borrowed One Cards. A new policy announced Monday by the UNC Athletic Ticket Office will allow students to purchase guestpasses for football games online. Thepasses for those games became avail-able for purchase Monday. Passesfor the East Carolina University andN.C. State University games will beavailable beginning the Monday before those games.For $50 — the full generaladmission ticket price — non-UNC students can now purchasepasses to the student section forany football game not included inthe lottery.If a student does buy these tick-ets, the student will be seated nextto his or her guest or guests.The ticket office collaborat-ed with the Carolina Athletic Association to determine the pol-icy, which was unveiled in a cam-puswide e-mail.“I think having it online isgoing to be easier for students,”said Carolina Athletic AssociationPresident Brandon Finch.Guest passes have previously beenavailable through the ticketing office, but this is the first time they will besold online, said Clint Gwaltney,associate athletic director for theSmith Center and ticket operations.“It turned out that students weren’t knowledgeable, and it’s just not been widely publicized, so we decided to make them availableonline,” Gwaltney said.In previous years, students haveoccasionally gotten their guestsinto the games by taking the OneCards of students who where notattending games and using them asfalse identification.One of the primary purposes formaking guest passes more accessible was to provide an incentive not tosneak guests in, said Claire Atwell,co-chairwoman of Carolina Fever.The Oct. 2 game versus ECU andthe Nov. 20 game against N.C. State both will require a student ticket dis-tribution. Students must sign up forthose games by midnight Sept. 22and Nov. 10, respectively.Though many students compli-mented the policy revisions, otherssaid they were useless.“It just seems a way for theUniversity to earn a cheap buck because it’s so easy to find someone who isn’t going and borrow their OneCard,” sophomore Jake Geer said.Several said they believe thepolicy does not go far enough.“I think it’s a nice idea, but Ithink it would be more beneficialto students if it were a discountprice,” junior Tiffany Esinhart said.“If there were a way to connect dif-ferent schools and recognize a dis-counted price, I think it would bereally helpful.”
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Nicholas Kristof couldn’t havefound a more receptive audience. A nearly full Memorial Hallaudience of the two-time Pulitzer winner’s faithful listened intently as he challenged students to takeon gender inequality worldwide.“In this century, the centralmoral challenge … is going to bethis profound gender inequality throughout the world,” he said.Kristof delivered the annual FrankPorter Graham lecture. Series speak-ers are picked for their concern forthe less fortunate, their commitmentto freedom of speech and their con-fidence in students to affect change. Actress and author Anna DeavereSmith delivered last year’s speech.His talk mirrored topics in hisrecently published third book,
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, which he authored with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn.Using the stories of womenaround the world, Kristof makesthe case for stronger women’s rightsas a solution to global poverty.Much of his talk was familiar forlongtime column readers, but thefamiliarity made it no easier to hear.He recounted his experience buyingtwo Cambodian girls from broth-els to almost near-silence, save forquiet gasps as he revealed how hereceived receipts for the girls.“It was obviously unusual to endup buying two people,” he said.He shared the stories of a girl whose eye was gouged out by a broth-el owner, a woman who crawled formiles to be treated for a childbirthinjury, and a Ugandan girl who wasable to attend school and eventually college in the United States after herfamily was given a goat.Kristof identified human traffick-ing as one of the most significantissues facing women worldwide.Emphasizing the extent to whichtrafficking occurs, with an estimated800,000 individuals taken acrosscountry borders, he said it palesagainst the busiest year of the Trans- Atlantic slave trade, when 80,000 were taken against their will.Throughout the speech, Kristof
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urged them to take up a cause“larger than yourself.”“All of us here have truly won thelottery of life,” he said. And he discouraged students fromthinking their efforts were futile.“You’re not going to save the world, but you can make it better.”Senior Caroline Fish, last year’sEve Carson Scholarship recipient,said she was struck by the storiesKristof shared.“It was very eye-opening, evenfor people already involved in theseissues,” she said. “I found that I canstill be surprised and shocked by these issues.”
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