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The Daily Tar Heel for February 29, 2012

The Daily Tar Heel for February 29, 2012

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The balance of power betweencolleges and the NCAA results infear from both parties, said pan-elist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Taylor Branch, who wrote an article in The Atlanticmagazine titled, “The Shame of College Sports.”The topic hit closer to home when former UNC offen-sive coordinator John Shoopaddressed the panel aboutUNC’s NCAA experience.“Where I sit, the players, asthey face the NCAA, had noadvocates. In fact, they were
Wednesday, February 29, 2012Volume 120, Issue 5
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B Jeanna Smialek
City Editor
Lauren Cloninger told herself she was just eating healthy. When strangers commented on thethen-13-year-old’s weight loss, she wasflattered — and when friends left a notein her locker saying they were worriedabout her, she brushed it off.“I just replied back with, ‘Oh, there’sno problem,’” she said. “I was justrepeating the mantra I had in my head.”But Cloninger, now a 20-year-old psy-chology major at UNC, said by the timeshe was in the eighth grade, her parentsand doctors realized she was anorexic. After nutritionist sessions failedto help, Clonginger’s parents sent herfrom Cherryville to an Arizona clinicon a psychiatrist’s recommendation.She spent 90 days gaining weight anddoing therapy — and though she said itdidn’t end her struggle, it was what sheneeded to start getting better. As UNC recognizes National EatingDisorders Awareness Week, campusexperts and eating disorder activists say they hope the campaign encourages oth-ers like Cloninger to reach out for help.But even as campus-wide events pro-mote positive body image and showcaseservices, high costs and limited insur-ance coverage could keep students fromtreatment.Campus nutrition specialist Antonia
B Nicole Compaato
Assistant University Editor
The first step to reformingcollege sports won’t be taken by the much-scrutinized NCAA, but by universities themselves.Taking the initiative to pro-mote change within the NCAA on a conference level was a cen-tral theme by panelists at a UNCdiscussion Tuesday night onreform in college sports.The University still awaits theNCAA’s verdict on its footballprogram in response to allega-tions of improper academicassistance from a tutor, failuresof institutional oversight andimpermissible benefits to playersissued last summer.Tuesday’s panel did not focuson the investigation, but insteadspeculated on a broad array of possible changes nationally,united by the agreement thatuniversities will benefit from
B Edwad Pickup
Staff Writer
Despite appearances, the Occupy movement has not moved toMorrison Residence Hall. As early as last Wednesday, fourtents popped up around Morrison’s basketball court as students rushedto claim Morrison’s super suites fornext year. And on Monday, more than 20tents joined as students began tocamp out for regular suites in resi-dence halls across campus.“It’s really chilly and there’s beensome rain, but it’s really fun,” fresh-man Cassidy Maxwell said.“We’re all singing together andplaying guitar and watching that kidput up a tent with sticks,” she said,pointing to a student building a tentin the bushes.Super suites are different fromtypical suites: they have threerooms each and also contain acommon area. There are 42 supersuites at UNC, all of which arelocated in the top three floors of Morrison.Students waited in anticipationfor 9 a.m. Tuesday, when in-personsuite selection began.Super suite selection was heldon a first-come, first-served basis,and normal suite selection was donethe same way but seniority wasalso taken into account, said RickBradley, assistant director of housingassignments and communication. Arriving early, even by days, gavestudents priority within their aca-demic years, Bradley said. After first being offered to currentMorrison residents, there were only six super suites left by the time stu-dents started waiting.“It’s been cold and rainy and we’ve had a lot of people bully usplaying basketball at 3 in the morn-ing,” said Mary Alice McMillan,a freshman who stood first in
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B Kathn Togdon
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 After spending 18 years at 163E. Franklin St. as a Chapel Hillstaple, Franklin Street Pizza &Pasta will soon become TomatoJake’s Pizzeria.Franklin Street Pizza & Pastaowner Craig Samuels soldhis store to Glen Gordon andChristopher Mann, who said they took over the store on Monday.Gordon and Mann also ownTomato Jake’s near the Streets atSouthpoint mall in Durham andplan to convert the restaurantinto another Tomato Jake’s.Gordon said they have beenlooking for a location on FranklinStreet for a while.“We’ve been looking at andhad a little bit of an eye onFranklin Street,” he said. And Samuels said he agreed tosell because although owning therestaurant has been an excitingexperience, he is ready to cut his workload down.Samuels also owns VillagePizza & Pasta off U.S. 15-501 inChapel Hill.“I’ve just been here for 18-and-a-half years and it just felt like Ineed a break,” Samuels said.Gordon said they hope to com-plete renovations by August.“We definitely want to do the whole conversion by the timethe students return in August,”Gordon said.He said since Franklin StreetPizza & Pasta was already a pizzarestaurant, most of their work will be cosmetic.He estimated renovations— including repainting anddecor changes — will cost about$20,000.He said they will also put upsigns and televisions to make stu-dents feel comfortable and might
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Students stand in line outside Morrison Residence Hall on Tuesday to sign up for various suites on campus. Some had been staying in tents since last Wednesday.
Only abou 1 percen of undergraduaes can livein Morrison’s super suies.Naional Eaing DisordersAwareness Week encouragespeople o seek help.
UNC takes oneatingdisorders
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Author Will Blythe, former UNC President Bill Friday, journalist TaylorBranch and Duke professor Charles Clotfelter speak at Tuesday’s panel.
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leading the charge.Suggested future scenariosincluded paying student athletesup to $50,000 in salaries, a sal-ary cap and even the eventualdisintegration of the NCAA.Former UNC-system presi-dent Bill Friday channeled hisexperience as one of the found-ing co-chairmen of the KnightCommission on Intercollegiate Athletics to discuss ways thatuniversities can band together.“Several big-time schools havegot to sit down together and say this deterioration in intercol-legiate athletics has got to stop,”Friday said.Panelist Charles Clotfelter, aDuke University professor andauthor of a book about big-timecollege sports, said reform needsto be university-driven.“If you want reform, don’tlook first at ESPN,” he said.“Go to the Board of Trusteesin our universities and say what you want to them.”
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Someone reported suspiciousnoises at 206 Pinegate Circle at4:15 a.m. Tuesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.
 
Someone solicited without a permit at 211 Flemington Road at2:02 p.m. Monday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person solicited tree work, the report states.
 
Someone reported suspiciousconditions near FordhamBoulevard and East Lakeview Drive at 8:10 p.m. Monday, accord-ing to Chap el Hill police reports.The person reported subjects were living in the woods near theRed Roof Inn, the report states.
 
Someone reported that theirmail was opened without theirpermission at 203 Ashley ForestDrive at 4:58 p.m. Monday,according to Chapel Hill policereports.
 
Someone vandalized property at 128 E. Franklin St. at 1:35 a.m.Sunday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person punched a glass window at Johnny T-Shirt with their fist, reports state.Damage to the window was val-ued at $100, reports state.
 
Someone was robbed andassaulted with a deadly weaponnear the 100 block of EastFranklin Street at 7:45 p.m.Sunday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person was cut on the neck and robbed of $50 in cash, reportsstate.
 
Someone disturbed the peaceand trespassed at 133 W. FranklinSt. at 2:23 a.m. Monday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.The person threw biscuits atTime Out after feeling ripped off,according to reports.
 
Someone aggressively pan-handled at 100 E. Franklin St. at3:19 p.m. Thursday, according toChapel Hill police reports.
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Deciding to join therest of the developed world innot hating gay people as muchas Fox News does, India legal-ized gay sex Tuesday.This is pretty awesome, notonly for human rights, but also because now we can have Prideat the fabulous Taj Mahal!
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Britto aexder, Croie Pte,Cro Bckweder, Deborh stre,fith McEro, grce Ttter, JJ-Irr, Je stot, KthrMer, Kedr Beer, Mr steenick adere, srh Hderbche,shipi Mir, Wker Miot
Cy:
Rche Btt, srh CtherieCoer, Che DeCi, Coor fro,gre gzert, Chee grder,Me Hh, Croie Hdo, srhMr, Choe Opper, CdrPerki, Ktie Rei, Eth Roberto,a Roch, Me schmeze, Dieschere, Hooper schz, Jie sirce,Eizbeth strb, Jeier sre,gtri sredrth, grce Ttter,Kthr Trodo, M Wtbe,Croie Wtki, Ho Wet, CorieWhite
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mud:
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onn:
Ibe Brtocci, MdeieChritoph, abi Chritoph, giiCroi, nc Coped, Ktie Hter,Miche leibe, Me McCke,Croie Pte, ati Potiko,aee Rido, adrew ybo,
onn:
Wi Dor, Robert femi,Joh ford, Zch ger, Mri gotrk, Tor Hrte, Britt Joho, Ilee, Mtt Mier, Brto Peebelre Wito,
editorial board 
; srhEdwrd, Mrk abdi, Mrk liche,Ho Beii, adrew Moo, aioHwki,
columnists 
ph:
nii umkr, lo se,stephe Mitche, Joh Cird,Mei Ke, Jeic gord, Kr Towe , Wio Hero, Ko Kirk,Chri Cow, lori W, specerHero, Choe stepheo, KitKe, Chee ader, Criti Brett,Brooke Rie, Eri H, Jeielowe, Ktherie Dre, Ji W, EizWiim, si goberdh-vie, BJDwork, Eizbeth Medoz, He Ji(Je) lee, Moir gi, Jhi Rbde,Ktie gerdo, Jcki Tt, Ktie Bie,Brce Bter, Kte godbm
Ss:
Mrk Thompo, Me Wh,
senior writers; 
Brooke Pror, MeWh, Jme Pike, Mtt Cox, RDi, Miche l, Ke Pro,Brdo Moree, Robbie Hrm,Mtthew lrio, Joth lMti,Be stewrt, aro Dodo, KeiMioe, ad Pitt, Pierce Cow,Joth lRowe, Mri Pe, Emifedew, Did ader, Chri Moore,Her gr, adrew Romie
S & Nn:
Eizbeth Joho,Ete god, Jeic sem, vik Bbrmi, Bred Cooe,Corie White, Memet Wker, ErikKei, Je Jord, lcid she, CireWiim, amd abriht, ChrePtto, Je K, Kte Cio, srhBrow, Be Brdord, nom aro,Ehe neo, leie Crcci
Unvsy:
Citi McCbe, aexHmmer, Mei Bckm, Beck Bh,amei nitz, Chee Bie, Cr Bker,Croie led, Coee ni, DBohm, De McDod, EdwrdPickp, Eizbeth aer, EmiOercrh, grce Ror, Hie vet,Hter Powe, Jmie gzzo, Jeicnew, Joh Rk, Joie Hoiworth,Kthrie Mcare, Ktie Qie,Kti Jheri, Ke Wiimo,lre Piemot, led stro, lizCrmpto, lcie Rot, MieCoer, Me Ce, MeredithHmrick, ne smith, Oii frere,Robert Br, R O’Rorke, srhni, ne smith, Kei Phie,He Pte, ve voiht, JeicKeed
Nws dvs:
Eric Pere
ed pducn:
stc W,
manager 
 
pnng:
 Trie Web Priti Co.
Dsbun:
nick d srhHmmod.
 The Di Tr Hee i pbihed b the DTH Medi Corp.,  oproit north Croi corportio, Modthroh frid, ccordi to the uierit cedr. Cer with qetio bot bii or dip dertiihod c 962-1163 bet wee 8:30 .m. d 5 p.m. Ciied d c be reched t 962-0252. Editori qe-tio hod be directed to 962-0245.
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P.O. Box 3257,Chpe Hi, nC 27515-3257
Busnss nd advsng:
Keischwrtz,
director/general manager; 
 
Me Mcgiit,
advertising direc- tor 
 ; 
li Reiche,
business manager 
;Meh steirber,
advertising manager; 
Ktie stee,
digital advertis-ingmanager.
 
Cus Svc:
Mtthew Mcgibe, Trici seitzer, Diee stepheo daehi Tii,
representatives 
.
Dsy advsng:
Mo B,smChpm, Dei Cooe, fireDido, sie Ki, Biee lockm,nick ldow, Zch Mrti, Crtchernh, srh Peck, M shrodi,Croie smith, Jmie ste, Kerrsteirber d Mie Ther,
account executives.
advsng pducn:
PePero,
manager 
; Beth O’Brie,
digital 
 
ad production manager; 
grrettHerzed d Pie Wrm,
assis- tants; 
E no,
digital ad production assistant.
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Her poitic ciece proeor dOdm Ititte director Tom Credic the poi dt d tredtht wi iorm the 2012 eectioeo  prt o the “Hmitie iactio” erie. admiio i $20 tthe door, $18 ter reiteri hedo time d $8 or gaa member.
t:
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
lcn:
fle Book
Dcun scnng:
view creei o “The Jore o vne,”  docmetr bot vietmee reee who ette iIre. admiio i ree.
t:
7 p.m.
lcn:
fed Ex gob Ceter
pcss ss:
see ltio p-wriht gbrie Ri gomez perormtwo o hi hort work i prore:“Ktz,” bot treth o mid dweke o bod, d “scr Tie,”bot hert i both iter d -rtie direpir. gomez wi recieediece eedbck oowi hiperormce.
t:
7:30 p.m.
lcn:
Ceter or Drmtic art
thursday
Cn innns Sn:
li-te to Ptrick vero o the biechoo d Dr. adrew DiMeo o the unC/nCsu Joit Deprtmet o Biomedic Eieeri pek bottheir etrepreeri prorm: the
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vetre Cpit Ietmet Competi-tio d MedTech-ID, repectie.
t:
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
lcn:
sittero H, Room 014
acknd f u:
 Tke  brek rom midterm d hed to frkistreet to ee “The loi stor,”  mtht te the tor o  iterrcicope. admiio i ree with uierit ID, $4 or  other.
t:
7 p.m.
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Campus Briefs
UNC’s non-discriminationpolicy still under review
The task force examiningUNC’s policy on non-discrimi-nation for student organizationshas met twice, though no sub-stantive action has been decidedon.Members are currently exam-ining the non-discriminationpolicies of UNC’s peer institutionsand will discuss the pros and consof each policy at the next meet-ing, said Jonathan Sauls, dean of students and co-chairman of thetask force.The task force is made up of 14 members, including faculty,administrators and students.Task force members said theirmain concerns are clarifyingthe policy’s distinction betweendiscrimination based on belief  versus status and creating clearprocedures on how to determine whether student groups are fol-lowing the policy.Co-chairwoman of the taskforce Bettina Shuford, associate vice chancellor for student affairs,said the group hopes to finishits evaluation by the end of thesemester.The report will be submittedto Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp, and theUniversity will then decide if changes to the policy will bemade.
Applications now open forexecutive board officers
 Applications to be on StudentBody President-elect WillLeimenstoll’s executive board arenow available.Open positions include stu-dent body vice president, student body secretary, student body treasurer, chief of staff and senioradviser. Applications are due March11 at 5 p.m. There is both a printand an online component.Find applications at unc.edu/studgov or contacteboapps2012@gmail.com withquestions.
Alert Carolina successfullytests both sirens and texts
The University successfully tested Alert Carolina emergency sirens and text messages onTuesday.The new and sixth emergency siren at the William and IdaFriday Continuing EducationCenter was also used in the test.Text messages were sent tomore than 37,700 unique num- bers. For the initial siren, thistook about 75 seconds, and forthe all-clear, about 66 seconds.More than 50,300 emails weresent for both the initial siren andthe all-clear.In a real emergency, sirens would sound for events such as anarmed and dangerous person onor near campus, a chemical spillor a tornado warning.
City Briefs
Two Carrboro High Schoolstudents arrested Tuesday
Two Carrboro High Schoolstudents were arrested for break-ing and entering Tuesday, accord-ing to a press release from theCarrboro Police Department.Daquan Johnson, 17, of 117Friar Lane in Carrboro and a 15- year-old juvenile were charged with felony breaking and enter-ing, felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods.The two were observed break-ing into an apartment at RoyalPark Apartments at 501 N.C. 54Bypass in Carrboro. All the stolenproperty was recovered and will be returned to the owner.Carrboro police ask that peo-ple remain aware of suspiciousactivity and call 911 promptly toreport it.
Orange County Library tohost a celebration of haiku
The Orange County MainLibrary will host a celebration of haiku on March 17 at 2 p.m.Members of the NorthCarolina Haiku Society — which was founded in 1979 by RebeccaBall Rust to promote the writingand appreciation of the haiku— and poets Robert Moyer andDave Russo will introduce thehistory and art of the haiku.They will also lead a workshop where participants will write a17-syllable poem.Teens and adults are invitedto the event, which will be heldat the library’s main locationat 137 W. Margaret Lane inHillsborough.
— From staff and wire reports
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BRIEF
Tw brks  f trcks
Prsi mi cllcti tgrw with w wmt
By Jenny Surane
Staff Writer
Rob Garner planned to sellsausages wrapped in French bread out of his food truck,Baguettaboutit, on the streets of Chapel Hill as early as Thursday.But after the town announcedlast week that they would not begin accepting applicationsfrom food trucks until Thursday,Garner will now have to wait a bit longer.“We were really hoping that by March 1 we could be outon the streets in Chapel Hill,”Garner said. “We had found acouple places that wanted us tocome, and we were really look-ing forward to March 1.”On Jan.30, the Chapel HillTown Council unanimously adopted an ordinance to allowfood trucks in Chapel Hill.The ordinance originally stated that the new regula-tions would become effectiveon Thursday — allowing foodtrucks to operate within ChapelHill pending approval by thetown.Kendal Brown, principalplanner for the town, said inan email that the town decidedto stall the application processto give staff time to develop anapplication process and enforce-ment regulations.Garner said he submittedan application before the townannounced that they wouldn’taccept them until March 1, andit was returned with instructionsto turn in the application afterThursday.Brown said although theplanning department, the firedepartment and the inspectionsdivision will issue permits asquickly as they can, they can’tset a definitive date for whenfood trucks will be approved.Many food truck owners say they are disappointed that they  will have to continue waiting to bring their specialties to ChapelHill — lengthening an 18-monthstruggle to gain regular access totown’s streets.“We aren’t really sure whenit’s going to be now,” said Garner.
By Devyn McDonald
Staff Writer
UNC will acquire morePersian books, journals, maga-zines and films during the nextfew years thanks to a $25,000endowment.Members of the Persian stud-ies program hope the money, which was donated by UNCalumnus Dr. Ali Jarrahi last week, will accommodate therecent interest in the field.Persian is one of the most widely-spoken languages in theMiddle East, especially in Iran.UNC’s Persian studies pro-gram began in 2000, said CarlErnst, religious studies pro-fessor and co-director of theCarolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and MuslimCivilizations.“We’re very pleased with thedevelopment of the program, and we really think UNC can be amajor player in this field with ourgrowing faculty involvement andstudent interest,” he said.In less than two years, thenumber of Persian titles in UNClibraries has increased from 350to more than 600, said Emily Silverman, associate director of library development.“The interest in the cultureand language in Iran has grownrapidly,” Silverman said. “There’s been a great surge in interest forfilm and literature courses.”Nadia Yaqub, associate chair- woman of the Asian studiesdepartment, said most foreignlanguage collections grow due tofaculty advocacy.“The fund, together with theinstructor and the librarian, willmean that we hit the ground run-ning when it comes to formingthe program,” she said. Yaqub added that the endow-ment could encourage morefunding for the program.Ernst said there is increasinginterest in the program — inter-est made apparent by the studentPersian Cultural Society andgrowing enrollment in Iraniancinema classes.He added that UNC’s programis well-known, especially due tothe expertise of its faculty.The program is also over-seen by the Persian studiesadvisory committee, which ismade up mostly of local Iranian- Americans, he said.“(The endowment) is a very special gift because it shows whata really strong cultural loyalty there is in the Iranian-Americancommunity and I don’t think that we’ve seen that anywhere else,”Ernst said.The Persian studies programis expanding in terms of full-timefaculty as well, he said.Ernst said UNC added a full-time Persian studies lecturerand a librarian specializing inMiddle East and African studiesin 2010.Silverman said other schoolshave more Persian library resourc-es, including Duke University  with 900 titles. But she said she ishopeful that UNC will surpass itsrival in the future.“If you look at other schoolsthat have a longer history withPersian, they have larger collec-tions but ours is growing and it will continue to grow to meet thedemand.”
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LeaPS and BoundS
The Mach 1 stat wasdeayed, dsappntngca tck wnes.A dct’s $25,000 gftw hep meetnceasng demand.
Ty mrksrr birthy clbrtis
By Kate Nave
Staff Writer
 A day like this doesn’t come aroundevery year. While Feb. 29 might pass unnoticed by most UNC students, for sophomoresEmily Ott and Shea Casper it is a very special day indeed.It’s their fifth birthday.Ott and Casper are not child prodi-gies. As leap year babies, they are partof a small number of UNC students whoget to celebrate their birthdays only once every four years.But Ott said having a birthday thatcomes up only once every four yearsisn’t as bad as it sounds.“It’s just four times more excitementevery four years,” she said.The leap year anomaly occurs becauseof an inaccuracy in the calendar usedin most of the world, which counts a year as 365 days. Scientifically, one yearshould be 365.2422 days, so the leap day accounts for that difference every four years. A leap year birthday weighs a littlemore than normal, said sophomoreConor O’Neill, who plans to celebratehis fifth birthday in the fourth row atthe Smith Center at the UNC-Maryland basketball game.“It’s like having your birthday, andNew Year’s and Halloween all rolled intoone,” he said.Some said they go out of their way todo something special.“It’s a really good excuse to do some-thing ridiculous,” said UNC alumnaClaire Berngartt.“For my sixth birthday I took all my friends to Vegas,” she said.But having a leap day birthday wasn’talways a cause for excitement, said AlexKarsten.The sophomore said that whenthe nurse attending to his pregnantmother at the hospital realized that he was going to be born on the 29th, she
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Sophomores Emily Ott and Shea Casper are celebrating their fifth actual birthdays on leapday. The two girls joked that they will not get to celebrate their ‘sweet 16’ until they turn 64.
“The fees are obscene. And the town clearly does not want trucks.” 
Carol Edenton,
Manager of Will and Pop’s foot truck
offered to delay the birth so he wouldn’thave a “weird birthday.”But he’s glad his mother decided toget it over with.“It does make me feel special; itmakes me unique,” he said.UNC alumnus Alex Kowalski saidthere used to be some teasing when he was younger about it being only his sec-ond birthday, but he always had a cleverresponse ready.“I used to say, ‘I must be the smartesttwo-year-old in the world,’” he said.While Kowalski is hoping to live tocelebrate his 21st birthday eventually,Ott’s sights are set to another, lowermilestone.“I really just can’t wait to celebratemy sweet 16 when I turn 64,” she said.
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“It depends on their process.”During Town Council discus-sions about the creation of anordinance, some voiced concernsabout how allowing food trucksin Chapel Hill would affecttraditional brick-and-mortarrestaurants.But Garner said he doesn’tthink that will be the case.“We see it as a nice comple-ment,” he said.The new ordinance requiresthat food trucks operate on pri- vate property and limits trucksper lot, with requirements vary-ing by area.Garner said that by settingforth such strict regulations,Chapel Hill is missing out ona mobile food culture that thenearby towns of Carrboro andDurham have embraced.“We have these things calledfood truck rodeos over inDurham, and they are greatpulls for people,” he said.The ordinance also statesthat to vend regularly in ChapelHill, the trucks will have to pay a $600 annual fee, as well as an$118 zoning compliance fee.Tracy Livers of Olde NorthState BBQ said she thinks thetown’s fee schedule is exces-sive and she will have to care-fully consider whether or not torequest a permit.“We are a small business justgetting started and I can’t shellout $600 until I have a spot thatI know is going to be worth thatmuch money,” she said.Carol Edenton, managerof Will and Pop’s food truck,said the fees deterred her fromapplying for a permit.“The fees are obscene,Edenton said in an email. “Andthe town clearly does not wanttrucks.”
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By Isabella Cochrane
State & National Editor
 As the candidate filing deadline draws toa close today at noon, attention is expectedto be directed to the 11 candidates who havefiled for the gubernatorial race. And a few candidates are expected to stillenter the race before the noon deadline.“All eyes will be on the governor’s race,”said Ferrel Guillory, a UNC journalism pro-fessor and expert on southern politics.Guillory said N.C. Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake,might still file, and U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridgehas announced that he will file as well.“(The deadline) is a major milestone in thecampaign, because Governor Perdue withdrewso late in the process that it has forced poten-tial candidates for governor to get organizedquickly.”
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N.C. SENATE DiSTriCT 23
 
Walter Dalton,
Democrat, is currently lieu-tenant governor to Gov. Bev Perdue 
Gary Dunn,
Democrat, is an Englishmajor at UNC-Charlotte. Dunn ran on theRepublican ticket in 1992. 
Bill Faison,
Democrat, is currently servinghis fourth term in the N.C. Senate. 
Gardenia Henley,
Democrat, is a retiredinspector general auditor in charge for theN.C. State Department. 
Bruce Blackmon,
Democrat, is a physicianfrom Harnett County. 
 Jim Harney,
Republican, Fayetteville resi-dent who runs a promotional advertisingbusiness. 
 Jim Mahan,
Republican
,
a businessmanwho is a resident of Denver, N.C. 
Pat McCrory,
Republican, is the formerCharlotte mayor who ran against Perdue in2008. 
Charles Moss,
Republican, is the owner of Moss Real Estate. 
Paul Wright,
Republican, is a formerSuperior Court Judge. 
Barbara Howe,
Libertarian, has servedtwice as the chairwoman of the N.C.Libertarian party. 
Ellie Kinnaird,
Democrat 
Dave Carter,
Republican
GubErNAToriAl CANDiDATES
 
David Price,
Democrat 
Tim D’Annunzio,
Republican 
George Hutchins,
Republican 
 Jim Allen,
Republican
u.S. CoNGrESS DiSTriCTS 4 AND 6
 
Verla Insko,
Democrat 
Karrie Mead,
Republican
N.C. HouSE DiSTriCT 56N.C. HouSE DiSTriCT 50
 
Valerie Foushee,
Democrat 
Travis Phelps,
Democrat 
W. Lewis Hannah Jr.,
Republican 
Thomas Wright,
Republican 
 Jason Chambers,
Republican 
Rod Chaney,
Republican

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