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The Daily Tar Heel for January 17, 2012

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
Tuesday, January 17, 2012Volume 119, Issue 132
F s k  fs sp v w yo do’ s  wol scs.
Martin Luther King Jr.
peter vance
 The “Battle of the Song-writers” winner won a gigat Jack Sprat Cafe for hisband, Morning Brigade.
P 3.
men’s tennis
At the Duke Invitationalpreseason tournamentthis weekend, the TarHeels got a feel for theirstarting lineup as theyprepare for regular-season play.
P 10.
th dy  hoy
JAN. 17, 2007
Cornel West, a professor of religion at Princeton Univer-sity, delivered the annualMartin Luther King Jr. Memo-rial Lecture inside MemorialHall.
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 The Daily Tar Heel willhold an interest meet-ing Wednesday at 5:30p.m. at the DTH officeat 151 E. Rosemary St.for anyone who wishesto join the staff.cool, crisp,cutting.H
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By Isabella Cochrane
State & National Editor
UNC-system President Thomas Rosssaid he will stand by the tuition increaseparameters he set last week despite dis-senting opinions from some studentsand administrators.Ross, who plans to recommendtuition increase proposals to membersof the system’s Board of Governors by the end of the month, reiterated at apress conference Friday that he does notsupport tuition and fee increases thatexceed 10 percent.Ross’ parameters rule out severaltuition increase proposals that havealready been submitted to the board.“I’m certainly open to talking to thefolks at any of our institutions,” he saidat a press conference on Friday. “ButI’ve given it a lot of thought and I feelcomfortable with it.”The state’s biennium budget proj-ects another $9 to $10 million incuts for next year, and Ross said thelooming cut is one of the reasons he’sstruggling to come up with a tuitionincrease recommendation.“If we’re looking to generate rev-enue in the $50 million range infinancial aid and if $10 million of thatis going to go away to cuts, that’s very hard,” he said.The system has already taken a netreduction of $482 million in fundingfor campuses in the last four years, which has resulted in fewer course sec-tions and larger class sizes for students.
40 points
University of Maryland
Feb. 22, 2003Season record: 19-16Lost in the third round of the NITCoach Matt Doherty
29 points 
Duke University
Jan. 31, 2002Season record: 8-20No NCAA Tournament or NIT playCoach Matt Doherty
33 points
Florida State University
Jan. 14, 2012Season record: undeterminedCoach Roy Williams
27 points 
Georgia Tech
Feb. 1, 1990Season record: 21-13Lost in the Sweet SixteenCoach Dean Smith
33 points 
University of Maryland
Jan. 9, 2002Season record: 8-20No NCAA Tournament or NIT playCoach Matt Doherty
27 points
University of Illinois
Dec. 3, 2002Season record: 19-16Lost in the third round of the NITCoach Matt Doherty
32 points
Duke University
March 6, 2010Season record: 20-17Lost in the nal round of the NITCoach Roy Williams
26 points 
Wake Forest University
Jan. 30, 1993Season record: 34-4NCAA ChampionsCoach Dean Smith
32 points
University of Connecticut
Jan. 19, 2002Season record: 8-20No NCAA Tournament or NIT playCoach Matt Doherty
26 points
Duke University
March 11, 2001Season record: 26-7Lost in second round of NCAA TournamentCoach Matt Doherty
in the past 25 years
The most games lost by 15 points or more were lost to:
Six to WFUFive to Ga.TechNine to Duke
 See dai-lytarheel.com for a story onUNC’s 90-57 loss to FloridaState on Saturday.
Three to UVa.Three to KentuckySix to UMd.
Saturday at the Donald Tucker Center, No. 3 North Carolina fell to unranked Florida State 90-57 — theTar Heels’biggest loss under head coach Roy Williams. UNC has been a favorite to win the NCAA titlethis season, but since 1979, the worst loss by an eventual champion was the Tar Heels‘ 26-point loss toWake Forest in 1993. Here’s a list of the worst North Carolina basketball losses in 25 years, on whichSaturday’s tumble in Tallahassee comes in tied for second.
Martin luther king Jr. day
 Talking with
andrew Young
By Chelsea Bailey
Senior Writer
 Andrew Young learned the artof activism and nonviolent pro-tests at the feet of Martin LutherKing Jr. At the height of the civil rightsmovement, Young was King’saide and close personal friend.In the years following King’sassassination, Young served inU.S. Congress and has since also been a U.S. ambassador to theUnited Nations and mayor of  Atlanta. Young will deliver tonight’s31st annual Martin Luther KingJr. Memorial Lecture, serving asa kickoff to a week of events cel-ebrating King’s life and legacy.More than 40 years after theassassination of his mentor andfriend, Young reflected on King’slegacy and the endurance of hismessage of racial harmony andnonviolence.
 We never approached race rela-tions as black versus white. (King)always said, ‘Nobody has anythingto say about how they’re born.’ You’re born with certain character-
7:30 p.m. tonight
Memorial Hall
he’d take another, and we’d justargue about almost anything andeverything.The only time he got upset with me was when I didn’t feellike arguing, and I’d agree withhim, and he’d say, ‘Now, you don’t believe that.’ He liked to create adialogue.
 An idea Dr. King always talkedabout was ‘hew out of a mountainof despair a stone of hope.’ Forhim, the mountain of despair wasnot personal, it was racism, eco-nomic injustice, and it was war.But in spite of all of that inand around his life, he never gaveup hope and so (the monument)says that this is a testimony to thestrength of his spirit.
Anrew Young
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 A group of about 100 peopleof all races, genders and agesunited Monday to celebrateMartin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and encourage future actionagainst injustice.The diverse group marchedfrom Chapel Hill’s Peace andJustice Plaza, down FranklinStreet and to the First BaptistChurch singing “We ShallOvercome” in honor of MartinLuther King Jr. Day.“This is not a day off,” saidTerrence Foushee, youthcommunity chairman forthe Chapel Hill-CarrboroNational Association for the Advancement of ColoredPeople. “This is a day on.”Speakers at the event identi-fied issues for future action andagreed the country would haveto work together to addressthem.They decried voter IDlaws, increasing tuition costsand efforts to repeal NorthCarolina’s Racial Justice Actas areas in which inequality isincreasing.
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Marchers unite to fight against injustice
For the past year, Ginger Young has seen a river of booksflow in and out of her garage. Young has housed ChapelHill-based nonprofit BookHarvest’s collection of donated books, which swelled by 10,000 volumes Monday dur-ing the group’s first communi-ty-wide book drive.The drive was held at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill to com-memorate Martin Luther KingJr. Day, and the books will bedistributed by Book Harvest to20 schools, social service agen-cies, health clinics and otherlocations in the Triangle. Young, the founder andpresident of the one-year-oldnonprofit, said it distributedabout 35,000 books in 2011through smaller drives.“When we started this wedidn’t know what to expect, but the books just flew off the shelves in the beginning,and they’re still flying off theshelves now,” Young said.Rev. Robert Campbell, whospoke at the drive Monday atFlyleaf, said he thinks books areimportant to provide to chil-dren because they encouragethem to think for themselves.“I see bags of books goingin, bags of books going out,”
Book drive brings in 10,000 volumes
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Rossfirm onUNC tuition
Te UNC-system presientstans by is tuition ikeparameters of 10 percent.
istics of race, creed, class and color, but those don’t have to define you. You have to define yourself indialogue, debate and communi-cation with others and that’s bestaccomplished when it’s rationaland loving and that means non- violence.
It’s possible but I’m not evensure if it’s advisable.Dr. King used to say,‘Every American is a hyphen-ated American.’ We are Irish– American, Italian, African … butthat hyphenation is part of therichness of our country, and weshould remember our cultures of our forbears.
I think just of sitting aroundat night arguing. He loved todebate, and if you took one side,
Compiled by Brian Fanney
Chapel Hill police responded to a report of fighting in a parking lot area at the 700 Block of MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd. at about 1:17 a.m. Friday, according to ChapelHill police reports.Reports state that people at thescene were verbally arguing and looking for an altercation.Someone stole two steaksfrom a Food Lion at 1129 WeaverDairy Road at about 3:09 p.m.Friday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports. According to reports, two steaks valued at $5.76 and $14.82 werestolen. Both steaks were recovered,according to reports.Someone stole a Christmasdecoration off of a front porch between 8 p.m. Saturday and mid-night Sunday at 214 Columbia Place West, according to ChapelHill police reports.The decoration was valued at$48, according to police reports.Someone stole a cellphonefrom the counter of a restaurantat 306 W. Franklin Street between 2:30 and 2:35 a.m.Friday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The stolen Apple iPhone was valued at about $500, accord-ing to reports. The cellphone wasowned by a UNC student, reportsstate.Someone broke and enteredinto a residence at 147 Lake EllenDrive between 8 a.m. Wednesdaand 8 a.m. Friday, according toChapel Hill police reports. After the person entered through the front door, they took snowflake earrings valued at $100,a wooden jewelry box valued at$50 and change valued at $50,according to police reports.Someone stole $8.54 in cashand a check for $53.38 from a  back room at Womancraft FineHandcrafted Gifts at 1800 E.Franklin St. around 1:41 p.m.Friday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.
To make a calendar submission,email calendar@dailytarheel.com.Please include the date of the event inthe subject line, and attach a photo if  you wish. Events will be published inthe newspaper on either the day or theday before they take place.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
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Let’s be real: everyoneknows the TSA is crazy, but their craziness goes with thefact that they’re keeping yourplane from getting blown up.This, however, is just silly.TSA agents in Las Vegas recently  blocked a cupcake from flightfor having too much icing.
“What I most look forward to in the coming year isacquiring an Obi Wan Kenobicostume and wearing it aroundand practicing Jedi tricks. Ialso hope I will be permitted tomarry people.”— Jon Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland.
ost stories involving cats that youread in this newspaper have happy,fuzzy endings. This is not one of thosestories. A couple in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was havingan argument Monday when the man became vio- lently angry. He picked up the couple’s pet cat and threw it at his wife, who showed off her ninja skillsand ducked the ying feline. The cat went soaring through an open window and fell four stories, land-ing on top of an 85-year-old woman named Betty.Betty survived. The cat did not.
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Ktherie Proctor,
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Kei uhrmcher,abbie Beett, Hyey Pte,
Cece Pc, Cro Bckweder,
aio Hey,
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Rche Btt, Mie Cey,srh Ctherie Coer, Che DeCi,Bri fey, Coor fro, Cheeygrder, Wedy l,, Croie led,srh Mr, Ktie Reiy, EthRoberto, a Roch, Zck Rbi,Die schere, Jie sircey, Eizbethstrb, Jeier sre, grce Ttter,Kthry Trodo, Croie Wtki,Hoy Wet, Corie White
Kirte Brd, Kei Coi,Mx Micei, Keey Erdoy, Meifdre, Jeremy Wie, MdioCmbee, Kthery McKee, KeyMkoki, Meredith Joe, vevoiht, Cheey Ke, lrie BethHrri, Jo nixo, Teih McRe, aio Trer, Kei sher, Mri Brbto,sydey leord, Emiy E, Jeysmith
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lm Ch, lye Kedrick,Rocco gimtteo, Mrk nieeky,Eizbeth Byrm, liie greee, TyerCooy, a schroeder, Key Poe
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; Wi Dor, Mrk liche,Hoy Beii, adrew Moo, aioHwki,
nii umkr, lo se,stephe Mitche, Joh Cird, MeiKey, Jeic gyord, Wio Hero,Kr Towe, Kyo Kirk, Chri Cowy,lori W, specer Hero, Choestepheo, Kity Key, Cheeyader, Criti Brett, BrookeyRiey, Eri H, Jeie lowe, KtherieDrye, Ji W, Eiz Wiim, sigoberdh-vie
Mrk Thompo, MeWh,
senior writers; 
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S & Nn:
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:Come to  ectre b Brce goic,who wi tk bot the chee o recoeri rom detti trditer d preet “Rethiki Re-coer: the Chritchrch Erthqke,” mmr o hi reerch zithe rt er o recoer eort i theerthqke-red re o reterChritchrch, new Zed’ third-ret rb re. The tk i po-ored b the unC Hzrd Ceter.
noo to 1:30 p.m.
vce H
Dcun scnng
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7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Crro H
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:lite to u.s. mbdor to theuited ntio, corem dcii riht ctiit adrew yo,who w  ide to Ki, t thimemori ectre. Pick p two reeticket per OeCrd t the MemoriH Box Oce.
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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UNC hc n hus:
Come to thi ope hoe or thoeitereted i ppi to doctor o phrmc or Ph.D. i phrmceticciece prorm.
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Campus Briefs
Speaker for hooding eventwill be Google’s Marc Levoy
UNC’s Doctoral HoodingCeremony will feature key-note speaker Marc Levoy, wholaunched Google’s Street Viewproject and helped create thefield of computational photog-raphy.The ceremony will be held aton May 12 at the Dean E. SmithCenter.Levoy also co-designed theGoogle book scanner and helpeddevelop the cartoon animationsystem used in “The Flintstones”TV show.He received his own doctoraldegree from UNC in computerscience in 1989 and then spent a year as a research assistant pro-fessor in the same department.He is currently on a leave of absence from Stanford University to work on another Google project.
Professor finds mutationlinked to prostate cancer
 A team of researchers, includ-ing UNC associate professorEthan Lange, has discovered aninherited mutation linked to ahigh risk of developing prostatecancer.The team found that men with prostate cancer are 20times more likely to carry themutation, called HOXB13, thanthose screened without prostatecancer.The mutation is more commonin men with a family history of prostate cancer that strikes at anearlier age, Lange said.Lange and Dr. KathleenCooney, a scientist at theUniversity of Michigan, firstidentified the human chromo-some region where the mutation was found.The two have collaboratedfor 17 years on a University of Michigan Prostate CancerGenetics Project.The mutation was found infamilies of European descent,and different mutations on theHOXB13 gene were identifiedin families that are of Africandescent.
City Briefs
CHCCS to conduct parentsurvey beginning Jan. 17
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District is inviting parentsto participate in a survey that willhelp the district develop a newstrategic plan for improving stu-dent performance.The survey will be availableonline from Jan. 17 until mid-night on Jan. 31.It will be administered elec-tronically by the independentresearch and communicationfirm K12 Insight.The survey will be emailedto parents for whom CHCCShas email addresses, but any parent who does not receive anemail may also access the survey through a link posted on thedistrict’s website at http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us.People without access to theInternet may request a papersurvey by contacting their child’sschool.The district will share theresults of the survey online and with administrators, teachers,student leaders and community groups in March during an invi-tation-only daylong event, “TheGreenhouse Project: Growingand Thinking Every Day.”“We’re planting seeds for thedistrict’s next strategic plan,”Forcella said. “Only throughclose collaboration and two-way communication can we create a vision for our school district.”
Local marketing network aims to grow arts tourism
A new events marketing net- work launched by the OrangeCounty Arts Commission andthe Chapel Hill/Orange County  Visitors Bureau will try toincrease tourism throughoutthe county by making OrangeCounty’s artists and art-relatedevents more visible.Local organizations can usean arts calendar to promote theirevents to visitors coming intothe county. The calendar is nowactive at www.explorechapelhil-larts.com.Both the visitor’s bureauand the Arts Commission have worked entering data and updat-ing design while training localevents organizers on how to cus-tomize their information.The network the calendar usesis owned by Pursuit of Happinessand is the events web engine formany other arts councils and visitor bureaus throughout thestate.
- From staff and wire reports
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 YMCA mrgr talktall
By Caroline Watkins
Staff Writer
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA has policies to protect gay rights— but a potential merger withthe YMCA of the Triangle couldthreaten those rules.Residents and local officialshave written letters to mediaorganizations and created anonline petition to oppose any merger requiring the Chapel Hill branch to adopt the Triangle YMCA’s non-discrimination pol-icy, which doesn’t address sexualorientation.The Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch board members voted inDecember to form a committeeto consider a merger.But no formal decisionsregarding the merger have beenmade, said Dabney Grinnan,chairwoman of the ChapelHill-Carrboro YMCA board of directors.She said affiliation with theTriangle Y would be beneficial because Orange and ChathamCounty residents could haveaccess to more resources andprograms.“We would become a memberof their larger organization,” shesaid. “Such a collaboration wouldallow us to do a better job of addressing social needs.”But a merger could fallthrough because of the discrimi-nation controversy, said formerChapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA  board member Sam Magill.Magill said the preliminary merger discussions have focusedon the policies, and financial andmanagement issues have yet to be explored.“The pace of these series of conversations has been glacial,and I have no reason to believethat they will pick up any timesoon,” he said.Though the Triangle policiesdo not address it, the ChapelHill-Carrboro YMCA applica-tions clearly state that equalopportunity will be ensured forgay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender employees and members.Town officials have said they  want to maintain that policy.“I’m certain that the board isdoing what they need to makethe best administrative choice, but my main concern is that wedon’t go backwards in our poli-cies,” said Carrboro AlderwomanLydia Lavelle.“The membership is urgingthe board members to make surethat if and when a decision ismade, we keep those same non-discrimination policies.Mia Day Burroughs, a ChapelHill-Carrboro YMCA memberand local school board member,said the merger will have hersupport as long as employeesremain protected by the policy.“As long as they continue toreceive the benefit of employ-ment protections against dis-crimination based on sexualorientation, I’m content with howthings are,” she said.“If at any point people who work at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Y are instead covered by the poli-cies of the Y of the Triangle andaren’t protected, I will continueto be outspoken and I will resignmy membership.”
Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.
By Deborah Strange
Staff Writer
This month is relatively empty for Carolina Performing Arts.Rather than its usual four orfive performances per month,Carolina Performing Arts pre-sented only one performance inJanuary.But for performing arts pre-senters, this trend is normal.“It’s an opportunity to takea breath before diving intothe spring season,” said ErinHanehan, artistic coordinator forthe executive office for the arts.Earlier this month, Hanehan went to New York City for the Association of Performing ArtsPresentation Conference with4,000 other delegates from peerorganizations.“It’s really the one time weget to meet up with them face-to-face,” said Marnie Karmelita,director of artist relations for theexecutive office for the arts.Karmelita said an empty January is common for perform-ing arts presenters because they are dependent on the artists, who in December and January are often unavailable.“It comes down to artist avail-ability and tours going on now,she said. “As a producer, you’remore in control.” As a performing arts pro-ducer, PlayMakers Repertory Company is less dependent onartist availability because theplays are produced and per-formed in the area.“PlayMakers Repertory is built from the ground up,” saidConnie Mahan, director of mar-keting and communications forPlayMakers.The company will producetwo plays in January — “TheMaking of a King: Henry IV &Henry V,” which will premiere inrepertory beginning Jan. 28, and“No Child...” which premieredon its secondary stage, PRC2,Jan. 11.Ellen James, marketing man-ager for the executive office forthe arts, said the small townlocation of Carolina Performing Arts presents some challenges.“It’s one of the problems of not living in New York or Los Angeles or where many artistslive,” she said.For last week’s presenta-tion of Brooklyn Rider and TheKnights, 531 out of 1,434 avail-able tickets were sold, earning$14,491, James said.Last January, classical pianistMitsuko Uchida performed,selling 1,233 tickets and bring-ing in $54,795. There were alsotwo shows with classical and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, which together sold 2,581 ticketsand brought in $150,434.She said that Brooklyn Riderand The Knights had less namerecognition and a different fan base than Uchida or Marsalis.The single performance inJanuary, though it might lead toless relative revenue, is part of thelarger budget plan, James said.“Our budget is a big pic-ture where we’re looking atSeptember through April as a whole.”Carolina Performing Arts isfunctioning on a $4.5 million budget for the 2011-2012 season.Ticket sales account for about$1.5 million of that budget.
Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.
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MusiC As MediCine
By Kathryn Muller
Staff Writer
 After waking up one morning last yearunable to move, Peter Vance had to makea choice — rock climbing or music.He chose music. Vance, a UNC sophomore, won last week’s “Battle of the Songwriters,” a con-test hosted by Carolina Creates Music, andthe chance to perform a concert in JackSprat Cafe on Saturday.Originally from Washington, D.C., Vance said he’s been playing music sincehe was seven or eight. Around the sametime, Vance was diagnosed with chronicrecurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, a rare bone disease that makes it hard to performany sort of physical activity.John Vance, Peter’s father, said his son became interested in music because hiscondition made it hard for him to play sports.He was also inspired by certain artiststo pick up the guitar when he was younger.“I have a nostalgic love of JackJohnson,” he said.These days, Vance said he is influ-enced by artists like Andrew Bird, SufjanStevens, Bon Iver and Coldplay.John Vance said his son’s passion formusic began to take off when he started to write his own music.“It was this art form where he’s diggingdown inside of himself. That’s when itclicked,” he said. “He makes it look effort-less.” Vance began to use lyrics thatstemmed from personal experience inhis songs.“He starts with his own experiencesand takes them out of his own context andpushes them into weird new places,” John Vance said.He also described his son as a playful,experimental and “rootsy” musician.Late last year, Peter Vance startedplaying with a band called Morning
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UNC sophomore Peter Vance won a gig for 10 p.m. Saturday at Jack Sprat Cafe. Vance will play with his band, Morning Brigade.
By Brendan Cooley
Staff Writer
Before Dosher MemorialHospital in Southport, N.C.could renovate some of its olderpatient rooms, it had to com-plete paperwork, which cost thehospital more than $100,000.But hospitals like Dosherand UNC might soon be able to bypass this tangle of red tape if a legislative committee decidesto rewrite state certificate of need laws.The committee will meetThursday to begin discussionson how to streamline the pro-cess of approving hospital reno- vations and expansions.Other hospitals have beenimpacted by high costs andlengthy time requirements set by the current process.State law requires all hos-pitals wanting to replace orexpand their facilities to apply for a certificate of need. The
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“Certificate of need laws have helped  prevent the medical arms races we see...” 
Adam Linker,
Policy nlyst for helt access Colition
N.C. Division of Health ServiceRegulation reviews these appli-cations and decides if these newservices are needed.Once the state has made adecision, other affected hospi-tals can go through an appealsprocess that could last years.Rep. John Torbett, R-Gaston,said the application process istoo costly and drawn-out — andhopes to make changes to elimi-nate some of the red tape.Torbett, a chairman of theN.C. House committee exam-ining the certificate of needprocess, said he and otherlegislators met this past fall with hospital officials acrossthe state and heard their testi-monies. About 36 states had cer-tificate of need laws as of Dec. 2009, according to theNational Conference of StateLegislatures.State legislators across party lines have agreed that the pro-cess could be streamlined, butthere is disagreement in theN.C. General Assembly aboutthe economic impact of the cer-tificate of need laws.Some supporters of certifi-cate of need laws have arguedthat the current process, thoughmessy, keeps healthcare costsdown.“Certificate of need laws havehelped prevent the medicalarms races we see in places likeCalifornia, Texas and Florida,said Adam Linker, a policy analyst for the Health AccessCoalition at the N.C. JusticeCenter, a left-leaning think tankin Raleigh.“North Carolina has goodaccess to health services with-out the high costs and inef-ficiencies of many other states,”Linker said.He said certificate of needregulations ensure rural com-munities have the same accessto healthcare as wealthier, moredensely-populated suburbs.But Torbett said he questions whether certificate of need lawsactually control costs.“I’m having a hard time wrap-ping my hands around the con-cept that government limitingopen and free competition cankeep costs minimal,” he said. A policy report from the JohnLocke Foundation, a conserva-tive think tank, argued thatNorth Carolina’s certificate of need laws should be abolishedentirely.“It is just as wrong-headed tothink that limiting the supply of health care equipment andfacilities can reduce health carecosts, as it would be to thinkthat oil prices could be broughtdown with further reductions inoil production,” Roy Cordato, aresident scholar at the founda-tion, wrote in the report.Torbett said the committee’sinitial report, which will con-clude by May, will include legis-lative recommendations for this year’s short legislative session. A larger, more comprehen-sive report will be completed by 2013, he said.
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Th sasn’s slw statlts psnts ‘tak abath’ bf spn.
See MorNiNg BrigAde
10 p.m. Saturday
Jack Sprat Cafe
Brigade.Gabriel Reynolds, the pianist of Morning Brigade, said that what drewhim to Vance was his self-awareness as asongwriter.“There isn’t any indecisiveness or self-doubt,” he said.“He knows what’s going on with a songemotionally.”The band’s music suits Vance’s back-ground in acoustic indie folk rock.“We’re just an epic band,” Vance said.
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