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magicians, musicians and guys with bear masks were among the community members celebrating the 35th anniversary of The Artscenter in carrboro on Saturday.
more budget cuts to come
k-12 schools to see biggest cuts
By ReBecca PutteRman
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local saloons Syd’s hair Shop and the Aveda institute are collecting and sending hair scraps to the gulf coast in an effort to help clean up the recent oil spill.
leaving the Southern human Services center, Nicole Johnson walks toward the bus she has been waiting on with her two sons Ty’Yon and Tyreek.
Citizens appreciate two health clinics
By ReBecca PutteRman
STATe & NATioNAl ediTor
officials arguing for cost efficiency, the future of the health department is up for debate.
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Businesses and restaurants in chapel hill and carrboro will transform into galleries for local art Friday for the monthly 2ndFriday ArtWalk, marking the 101st event since it began in 2001.
The benches outside of the county health clinic in Chapel Hill are filled with people waiting for the bus: a college graduate with a criminal background who got her license taken away; a self-employed hairdresser who can’t afford a car; a disabled man who can’t drive. Those waiting for the bus at Southern Human Services represent the dynamic reasons that lead patients to seek primary health care services from the Orange County Health Department. With one clinic in Hillsborough and one in Chapel Hill, health services are stretching the budget. Members of the Orange County Board of Commissioners are starting to ask where costs can be cut and whether reducing services to only one county health clinic might make the most long-term sense. They could decide as early as June to give up the dental clinic in Carrboro when its lease in Carr Mill Mall is up, in October 2011, and shift all dental services to Hillsborough. But the question of consolidating primary care is more long-term. With patients arguing for access to health care services and county
the role of county health
Megan Hucks spent most of January and February in rehab for a heroine addiction. With a criminal record related to her drug abuse, Hucks said she can’t find a job worthy of the degrees she received two years ago from the UNC-Greensboro. “I wish I had insurance and a job with benefits. But especially as someone with a criminal background and as a recovering addict, I can’t even volunteer.” People like Hucks — adults who don’t have children or a disability and therefore don’t qualify for Medicaid and have outgrown their parents’ insurance — often seek free and reduced services at county health clinics. County health departments are mandated by the federal government to assure that citizens have access to primary care services, and in rural areas like northern Orange County, the county itself
The N.C. General Assembly convened Wednesday to begin hashing out more budget cuts during the short session this summer, and all levels of state education are looking at cuts that would affect students and faculty. The K-12 public schools, community colleges and the UNC system are looking at significant cuts for the fiscal year to begin July 1, 2010. While the state already approved the 2009-11 budget, extra cuts will be made this session for the fiscal year 2010-11 to compensate for a $1.2 billion shortfall. “Most programs face a 5 to 7 percent reduction when compared to (fiscal year) 2009-10 funding levels,” Perdue stated in her budget recommendation. “This is in addition to the 10 percent reduction in last year’s budget, bringing total reductions to more than 15 percent since I took office,” Perdue stated.
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The UNC system faces an additional 3.9 percent cut beyond the 2 percent cut originally expected. “Given the multiple rounds of cuts we’ve been through … we certainly are very concerned that it would do lasting damage to the classroom,” said Joni Worthington, UNC-system vice president for communications. N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, said the legislature has always been supportive of the UNC system and will do its best to prevent cuts to the classroom. “I have to compliment (UNCsystem President Erskine Bowles) for really trying to preserve as much of the faculty, the classroom and the core functions of the university,” Kinnaird said. While the first cuts were contained to administration, Worthington said there’s only so much to cut without
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location — to transportation and other services — has been a key factor for local health clinics, which could be reduced to one by budget cuts.
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unC to get rid new intricacies make album of coal by 2020
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UNC will phase out coal use by May 2020, Chancellor Holden Thorp announced May 4 on the roof of Rams Head Center. The announcement came after a student-led campaign that began in August encouraging the University to accelerate ending its ties with coal. “We are proud to be a leader in sustainability among American colleges and universities,” Thorp said. Bruce Nilles, of the Sierra Club, Tim Toben, chairman of the energy task force, and Stewart Boss, coordinator for the Coal-Free UNC Campaign and co-chairman of UNC’s chapter of the Sierra Student Coalition, joined Thorp in making the announcement. Thorp said UNC agreed with the students and the Sierra Club — the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States — that the University needs to get away from coal as soon as possible, and no later than 2020. Currently, the University uses its cogeneration plant on West Cameron Avenue to burn coal to heat and power its campus. The first step toward being coalfree, Thorp said, is to stop burn-
ing some coal this spring and to start using an alternative energy source. “Now, as we begin to wean ourselves off coal, we are about to try another alternative energy source: biomass,” Thorp said. Biomass is organic material in the form of dried wood pellets, or “torrefied” wood, that can be used as an alternative energy solution to power the University without harming the environment as much as coal. Biomass produces only 8 percent of the greenhouse gases that coal does. Six recommendations were given to Thorp by the energy task force. One of them is to burn biomass in the current boilers at the cogeneration plant instead of coal. However, the University is in an unusual position and facing several challenges to make it finally work out: First, the University’s cogeneration plant still has a usable life of 30 to 40 years. Second, the supply side of the biomass. But the University has the confidence to address these problems, Thorp said. According to him, in the next 10 years the University will figure out how to make the biomass work in the cogeneration
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Over the course of 14 years and five albums, T he Ne w Pornographers has rooted itself at the intersection between accessibility and edginess. In a genre that the band has called its own through several albums, there’s little new territory, but where past releases have kicked at the dirt, Together plows through the intersection of lo-fi grit and shiny studio pop with a high-powered tiller, delving deeper with a set of intricate, astonishing pop songs. The biggest change on Together that contrasts The New Pornographers’ past work is the density and complexity of the songs. They’re still as infectious as beloved songs from previous releases, but beneath each track’s memorable hook is an intricate matrix of tempos, chord progressions and influences. The album’s title track, “Your Hands (Together),” exemplifies this intricacy that lies just below the surface. Unlike many pop songs, it’s nearly impossible to guess the next chord, but the off-kilter harmonies and unexpected thrash of guitars amid a driving pop beat is an ideal antidote to stale predictability. Like a pointillist painting, it’s hard to imagine so many disparate components forming anything recognizable, but by the last seconds of songs like “Your Hands” and “Valkyrie in the Roller Disco,”
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a clear impression emerges from what might be mistaken for chaos. Lyrically, Together follows in the same quirky footsteps as Challengers, melding a plethora of cultural references with the band’s own brand of idiosyncratic philosophy. On “Sweet, Sweet Talk,” Kathryn Calder chirps “Amnesia becomes ambition, ambition becomes a sort of charming simplicity, life always Byzantine.” It’s far from straightforward, but The New Pornographers are far from simplistic. The combination of puzzling mantras and innova-
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tive melodies ultimately withstand numerous listens; just when it seems like you’ve picked a song to its barest elements, it slithers away, eluding tedium or decay. Vocally, the group’s latest is masterful, filled with decadent harmo-
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ne truck-stop customer in Virginia took matters into his own hands when an armed man attempted to rob the joint. Local law enforcement said the robber brought a gun into a Mr. Fuel on Saturday, waving it at clerks and customers and asking for money. A hero customer went to the back of the store, grabbed two beer bottles, and struck the robber on the back of the head. Perhaps the customer should have used a 40 ounce beer. The customer struggled with the gunman and was shot several times. But luckily, none of the gun shot wounds were fatal. Sheriff ’s officials say the gunman has not been arrested.
NOTED. A 24-year-old Tennessee mother has been charged with forcing her 5-year-old son to smoke a cigarette. The woman told police that she was “teaching him not to smoke.” Police officials said the woman was arrested on charges of child abuse and neglect, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. She is being held in jail on a $12,500 bond. QUOTED. “Everyone told me the power was down, so I figured I’d go get some breakfast. Then I walked outside and saw the dead squirrel lying in the road.” — Chris Poole, the owner of Liquid Fix Watercraft in Florida. A fried squirrel caused about 30 minutes of widespread power outages. When Poole arrived to get his breakfast at McDonalds, they had lost power too.
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aking a break after the first day of summer school, rising junior Dylan Owen throws a frisbee with friends on Polk Place. Owen, a physics major, said he is living in his fraternity’s house for the summer so that he can take summer classes.
arrested on two felony counts of fraudulently obtaining property, a felony charge of identity theft, and two other misdemeanor charges at 7:09 p.m. Monday at 201 Estes Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Kevin Dyson Jr. was stopped at University Mall for suspected check forgery when police found warrants for his arrest, reports state. He was taken to Orange County Jail on a $2,000 secured bond, reports state.
n Someone stole a washer and dryer, each worth $400, at 11:01 p.m. Monday from 1023 Willow Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone entered a house under construction and stole more than $3,700 worth of tools between midnight Saturday and 8:50 a.m. Monday at 409 Estes n A 28-year-old man was
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n Someone pushed someone else to the ground and resisted arrest at 2:57 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone kicked in the door of a home and stole about $5,500 worth of property between midnight and 1:50 a.m. Sunday at 105 McMasters St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. Items stolen include two laptops worth $2,700, a $400 iPod, a $100 MP3 player, a $150 GPS unit, $20 worth of Ritalin, three watches worth $1,585, a $300 television, $60 cash, a debit card and a credit card, reports state. n Someone tried to steal beer by hiding it in a purse at 6:26 p.m. Friday at 1213 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., according to Chapel Hill police reports.
strawberry Jamboree: Join chef and author Sheri castle as she presents some new and interesting strawberry recipes. come out to hear some music and try a familiar fruit in new ways. time: 7 a.m. to noon location: carrboro Farmers’ Market tar Heel treasure sale: all the items donated by unc students at the end of the school year will now be available for sale. all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity’s “Build a Block” program, and remaining items will go to various charities. items for sale include furniture, bedding, clothing, televisions, housewares and books and appliances. For more information, visit tarheeltreasure.unc.edu. time: 7:30 a.m. to noon location: Smith center
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31 students announced as new Roberston scholars class
UNC and Duke University have 31 new students joining the Robertson Scholars Program next fall. The program, which is based on leadership development, awards full merit scholarships to incoming students. The program aims to enrolls half the students at Duke and half at UNC. Scholarship recipients can take courses at both schools and spend a semester living at the other campus. The scholarship funds tuition, room and board, fees and up to three summer experiences. The incoming scholars are from 11 separate states and four foreign countries. Fourteen will enroll at Duke and 17 at UNC.
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Lawson runs again vs. Price salons
hopes to unseat 11-term senator
By ReBeCCA PUTTeRMAN
stAtE & nAtionAl Editor
As political candidates get busy with grassroots campaigning this summer, the race for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 4th district is looking eerily familiar. B.J. Lawson is back as the Republican candidate, again challenging 11th term U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., for the 4th district. Lawson is again confident he can unseat an entrenched Democrat in a heavily Democratic district — the 4th represents all of Orange and Durham counties, as well as parts of Wake and Chatham counties. Graduating class of Public Price defeated Lawson on a 63Service Scholars honored 36 margin in 2008. With only about The sixth class of Public Service 400 people signed up to volunteer Scholars was honored Saturday at a in his 2008 campaign, Lawson now ceremony at Memorial Hall, recog- estimates his volunteers at 800. nizing the program’s 190 graduating members. The Carolina Center for Public Service, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, requires its scholars to complete at least 300 hours of community service while maintaining a minimum gradepoint average, attending four skillstraining workshops and taking one service-learning course. This year, graduating members reported more than 89,657 hours of community service. Eight students reported more than 1,000 hours each.
“I think we’re going to win this time,” Lawson said in an interview. “I just think more people are concerned about the direction our country’s going, and there’s a growing sense across the political spectrum that Washington is no longer working for the American people.” Lawson cited the health care reform bill, the Food Safety Modernization Act and the cap-andtrade legislation as bills that gave the federal government too much power and that Price voted for. “ Wa s h i n g t o n d o e s n’ t s e e patients, Washington doesn’t grow food. We have to empower good local producers,” Lawson said. Running on the Republican ticket with a Libertarian bent, Lawson is well-known for passing out pocket versions of the U.S. Constitution.
He said his campaign is not a partisan conversation, rather, it’s a conversation about who should be regulating people: federal or local governments. Lawson said the food safety act is a great example of unnecessary federal regulation. “We already have a North Carolina Department of Agriculture. We already regulate stuff at the state level,” Lawson said. Lauren Knapp Resnik, president of the Northern Orange Republican Women, said she thinks name recognition from 2008 will help Lawson defeat Price this time. “The galvanizing conservative movement sweeping the nation — and even Democrats distancing themselves from the current administration and affiliates — gives Lawson a strong chance of unseating (Price),” Resnik stated in an e-mail. N.C. Democrats are well-aware
GAA recognizes 3 alumni, administrator with medals
The General Alumni Association honored three alumni and one administrator Saturday for their outstanding service to the UNC. University Secretary Brenda Kirby, Board of Trustees Vice Chairwoman Barbara Hyde, former Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Karol Mason, and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams were the recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Service Medals. The association has been awarding medals to those associated with UNC since 1978. The medals were awarded at the association’s annual spring luncheon during its reunion weekend.
Chapel Hill Transit seeks input on proposed changes
Chapel Hill Transit is holding a series of public input session on its proposed service adjustments for the 2010-11 fiscal year on Monday at the Chapel Hill Bible Church on 260 Erwin Road from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The proposed adjustments include discontinuing of the M route, which goes around the Chapel Hill Library, due to low ridership. The Shared Ride Feeder Service is also proposed to be eliminated.
ABOVe Professional hoop dancer Julia hartsell spins two flaming hoops outside the ArtsCenter during an evening gala as part of the Cirque des Artes — a celebration of the venue’s presence in Carrboro. RIGHT sue Xu helps her 5-year-old daughter Clarissa Zuo prepare to make a sputnik — the ArtsCenter log — at a craft table during the Parisian street fair in the venue’s parking lot saturday afternoon. BeLOW Mike Benson poses in a panda suit he wore to add to the evening festivities. Benson was a student at the ArtsCenter 35 years ago, when it was just a room above now Armadillo Grill in Carrboro.
BOCC decides on unfinished projects, new meeting room
The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 not to close unfinished County Capital Projects until it is decided if they are needed. The board critiqued its new meeting room floor plan in the Link Center, which is approved to be built in the future. Visit dailytarheel.com/section/ city for the full story.
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Cirque des artes celebrates 35 artsCenter years
By BeCCA BReNNeR
Homeless film premieres Friday outside Post Office
The Chapel Hill Public Arts Office and Hidden Voices, a nonprofit that aims to tell stories of underrepresented populations, will premiere their new film “Home is …” at 8:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Chapel Hill Post Office. The film will highlight the stories of different local homeless populations.
UNC researchers receive $10 million to fight heart disease
Researchers at UNC and East Carolina University received a $10 million grant on May 3 to help them collaborate with health care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to combat heart disease — the county’s leading cause of death. The project is trying to better understand the causes of cardiovascular health disparities and to test solutions to this problem. It is one of 10 Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institution. Lenoir County is a part of the “stroke belt,” a name given to a region of the southeastern United States with high rates of cardiovascular disease and stroke. -From staff and wire reports.
Street artists tossed flaming props in the parking lot while a magician mingled with guests in the lobby and a live jazz band started up the tune “Witchcraft” in the next room. Ragged outlines of the Eiffel Tower hung opposite classic Parisian posters. Thus proceeded Cirque des Artes, The ArtCenter’s 35th anniversary all-day celebration, which opened with a Parisian Street Fair in the afternoon and extended into a more formal gala in the evening. “We hoped to raise awareness of The ArtsCenter and make sure people know what we’re about and where we are,” said Jillian Holmquist, director of development for the Carrboro venue. One special guest in attendance was N.C. Senator Ellie Kinnaird. Following a proclamation of The ArtsCenter Day, read by Alderman Dan Coleman in place of Mayor Mark Chilton, Kinnaird addressed the auditorium. “It is the core mission of the government to support the arts,” she said, adding that the center has been an arts hub for Carrboro. “There is a synergy here that is just electric.” The event doubled as a fundraiser for the
Keep the Arts Centered campaign, through which the venue hopes to raise $350,000 for some key repairs to the facility. Jumbo price tags were scattered about the center to give guests a visual reminder of the cost of providing a quality arts facility. “It’s a building we’ve occupied for many years, now with deferred maintenance on it,” Holmquist said. While the numbers aren’t finalized, she said the event added an estimated $25,000 to the $90,000 raised so far — leaving the center with more than half of its goal left to raise before July 1. Meanwhile, The ArtsCenter will host a number of programs throughout the summer, including concerts, theater and specific classes for all ages. “It’s important for us to provide a home to established artists and emerging artists,” said Theater Director Emily Ranii. The wide range of experience the ArtsCenter houses can be seen in their summer programming. Tonight is opening night for Eurydice, performed by the venue’s ArtsCenter Stage company. The play will show through Sunday and run again May 20 through May 23. The Summer Youth Conservatory, a five-
of this conservative movement. In a forum at Carol Woods Retirement Community on Monday, N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, voiced her concerns that Democrats could lose seats in November. “The problem is in this coming election, young people who were excited in 2008 have been disappointed. Democrats are in big-time trouble,” Kinnaird said as an appeal to supporters. The Price campaign is confident that he will win an 11th term. “Critical issues such as getting our economy back on track, job creation, financial regulatory reform and fiscal balance are on the table,” Price stated in an e-mail. “I look By KeLLy POe CitY Editor forward to engaging with constituHelping with the oil spill off of ents on these and other matters in the Gulf Coast can be as easy as the months ahead.” getting a haircut. Syd’s Hair Shop and the Aveda Contact the State & National Institute are donating all their hair Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. scraps to aid oil cleanup. Hair is collected and mixed with nylon in large tubes, which can be put underwater as oil quickly clings to the hair. “Hair collects oil. That’s why we shampoo our hair everyday,” said Loren Vitter, assistant marketing coordinator for the Aveda Institute. “It’s an easy and natural way to help.” The hair is sent to warehouses through Matter of Trust, a national organization conceived in 1998 by a married couple, which aims to use natural and man-made surplus materials to help the environment. The institute collects anywhere from 10 pounds to 15 pounds of hair a week, she said. “We actually considered doing it several months ago,” said Bradford Scott, owner and stylist at Syd’s. “But we lost momentum on it because of a lot of organization is required.” One of the salon’s receptionists is from Pensacola, Fla., bringing the cause home for Syd’s. “It gave us more of an initiative dth Photos/BECCA BrEnnEr to put it through,” he said. Aveda has a connection as well — Vitter is originally from Louisiana, she said. The salons donate everything from large quantities of hair to small scraps. Aveda donated hair to Matter of Trust for a few months in 2008 after hearing about it at a corporate conference, but stopped the project after the store lost interest, Vitter said. The institute has regularly been donating their scraps since January, when Holly Shiflett, a cosmetology student at Aveda, heard about the organization on a television show. “I thought, ‘Why don’t we do this in our salon?’ We bring in so much hair every day,” she said. “Initially, we really had to push to get it done here.” The hair collection has gotten enthusiasm from the customers as well as the students, said Lesley Pond, retail team leader at Aveda. “A lot of people connected with the program and saw it as something important,” she said. Pond said that while she doesn’t know if the oil spill has affected business, a few customers have asked them about the program. “They’re happy to know we’ve been doing it for a while,” she May 13-16, 20-23: eurydice A said. performance of sarah ruhl’s whimsical play Scott chose to begin donating by ArtsCenter stage theater company. hair because it made him feel conMay 20: Joe Romeo A free show by the nected to the community, he said. Americana troubadour. “It’s a small town, and we really enjoy doing it,” he said. June 4: Jonathan Byrd Part of the “People are pleased we’re doing 5:40 summer Music series, Byrd folds both it, and a lot of people were surAppalachian sounds and furious guitar into prised that the clippings from their his story songs. hair can help out.” July 22-25: Drood Acclaimed whodunit The hair is collected in bins and musical based on a story by Charles dickens. sent to factories where it is made Performance by summer Youth Conservatory. into mats. Several warehouses near the coast have donated space to store the hair and to act as distriweek collaborative program with PlayMakers, bution centers. offers students ages 10 to 18 experience workMatter of Hope has 15 locations ing with professionals as they prepare their near the gulf receiving hair booms, own major production of Drood in July. or the tubes containing the hair. Acting Program Director Jeri Lynn said These booms are conventionally her goal for theater could be summed up in incinerated after use in the ocean, one word: opportunity. but Matter of Trust is supporting “I see classes as opportunities to introduce a study to have worms treat the students to what they think they might be booms, turning them into rich ferinterested in,” Schulke said, adding that The tilizer and further reducing waste. ArtsCenter is the largest employer of artists “It’s not just a haircut. It’s good in the area. for the environment,” Shiflett said.
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reflections from uNC’s spring Commencement
By DeAN DReSCHeR
Best-selling author John Grisham gave the Commencement address to UNC’s newest graduates Sunday in Kenan Stadium. More than 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and professional students received degrees during the weekend. Contact the University editor at email@example.com.
“In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinct voice. When you find John Grisham it, your story will Author, 2010 be told. You will Commencement be heard.”
Holden Thorp UnC Chancellor
“Of course, failure is only useful if you keep going. Fortunately, we know you will. OK, graduates, l e t ’s g e t o u t there and go to it.”
Lauren Katz Graduate, Chemistry
“It made me feel really accomplished — that my four years of college really se t me up to do great things. I realized at graduation that these years of hard work really paid off.”
Sean Stout Graduate, Exercise & sport science
“Graduation was bittersweet. It was a celebration of accomplishment but also signified that it is time to leave the place that brought four years of frienships, memories and growth.”
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democratic runoff closes in Budget proposal
By Caroline Dye
The June 22 runoff for the Democratic nomination for the state’s U.S. Senate seat is closer than ever, according to polling numbers released Wednesday. N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and former state Sen. Cal Cunningham, an Iraq war veteran, each received 36 percent of likely Democratic votes, said Dustin Ingalls, assistant to the director of Raleigh’s Public Policy Polling. Marshall beat Cunningham in the May 1 Democratic primary by nearly 10 percent. But she did not garner the 40 percent necessary to win the Democratic nomination outright. “She’s well known among the party regulars,” said Ferrel Guillory, director of UNC’s Program on Public Life. Marshall was the first woman elected to a statewide executive office in 1997. Guillory said Cunningham has a shot if he capitalizes on his image as a fresh face. While Cunningham has the backing of the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, he needs to demonstrate to the state that he is as authentic a leader as Marshall, Guillory said. “He’s got to make a stronger
argument to North Carolina voters,” he said. “I think the potential is there for him to catch up.” Both candidates are looking to pick up votes from supporters of former candidate Ken Lewis, the leading black candidate and a Chapel Hill lawyer, who came in third with 17 percent of the vote. Lewis’ supporters might not break evenly for one candidate, Guillory said, but assuming a good turnout they could impact the race. Thomas Mills, general strategist for the Marshall campaign, said he sees Marshall picking up the majority of Lewis voters. “They’re calling us in droves,” he said. “Secretary Marshall and Ken Lewis have a similar philosophy on what government should do.” While Marshall currently leads among black voters, Cunningham has time to make inroads. “A lot depends on whether they have enough money for advertising,” Guillory said. Turnout in the runoff election is likely to be lower than in May, Ingalls said, because fewer races will appear on the ballot. Low turnout might be a boon for Marshall, since she has a more established base of voters, Guillory said. more convenient for Hucks. Born and raised in Chapel Hill, Hucks visited Southern Human Services to get subsidized birth control when she was in high school, but she said it was always too difficult to get an appointment. “It’s kind of a lottery,” Hucks said about the Chapel Hill-based clinic. So Hucks chose to go to the Whitted Human Services Center in Hillsborough for her gynecological check up last year. She said the staff was more attentive, and she could get an appointment the day of. “It’s hell to get to Hillsborough,” she said. Hucks has asked friends for rides, so far avoiding the bus that drops off patients blocks from Whitted. “If they did what they do in Hillsborough here, it’d be easier,” she said. Transportation is a key access question for patients, county officials and health care providers. Wayne Sherman, personal health services director for the county, said public transit has made it easy to access services in Chapel Hill and harder in Hillsborough. “The southern part has a bus service that goes directly to the front door of the building,” Sherman said. “But the bus between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough drops people off far away from Whitted.” Mary Vilane is an Air Force veteran who lives and works in Chapel Hill but finds it difficult to get to Durham, where the veteran clinic is. Self-employed and without a car, Vilane is considering switching her health care to Southern Human Services, which has a direct bus line to and from downtown Chapel Hill, instead of heading to Durham.
N.C. Democratic Primary poll results
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and former state Sen. Cal Cunningham, an Iraq War veteran, are tied in the June runoff for the North Carolina Democratic primary for the state’s U.S. Senate seat.
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Guillory added he expects more differences between the candidates to emerge in the coming month. The candidates have agreed to participate in three public debates. The winner will face incumbent Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., in the general election this fall. Burr would lead Marshall in a head-to-head race by 1 percent, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday, down from 6 percent three weeks ago. “It’s easier to come here. Hillsborough is just too far away. But another problem is social services is in the same building,” Vilane said, adding that she’s worried about how much more congested social and health care services could get if the county chose to consolidate. “Two clinics would be more convenient with the amount of people in Chapel Hill. Every city should have its own location,” she said.
Burr leads Cunningham by 5 percent, down from 8 percent. Last week’s Rasmussen Reports shows Burr ahead of Marshall by 8 percent and Cunningham by 13 percent. “Both (Democratic candidates) have the challenge of showing which would be the stronger candidate against Burr,” Guillory said. Contact the State & National Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sherman said, adding that he hopes the ultimate decision will not cut services. “If we were to go to a one-clinic site, would we be able to keep the same staff and services? Serve the same amount of people?” Sherman asked.
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often takes on the role of provider. “The mandate is not that the county necessarily provides primary care; it’s that they insure that people have access to primary care, which may be through them as a provider of last resort,” said Becky Slifkin, director of the N.C. Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center. In northern Orange County, there are fewer primary care physicians who will see uninsured or Medicaid patients than in the southern part of the county. “Typically there is less access to primary care in rural communities. It’s sort of all the obvious things you would expect when you have low population density … where highly trained professionals might not want to go settle,” Slifkin said. But Slifkin said these issues could be hugely affected by the federal health reform bill, and people like Hucks could qualify for Medicaid. Slifkin said that when Medicaid expansions take effect during the next four years, people like Hucks might not have to depend on county health providers, and the county might not have to provide for her. “What about in four years when health reform is fully implemented and the number of uninsured drops drastically? It’ll be interesting to see what happens to community health centers.”
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Another question is whether other, non-county-run clinics accepting low-income and Medicaid patients can provide primary health care in place of the county itself. UNC Hospitals is looking at opening a branch in Hillsborough, which would likely involve some level of charity outpatient care, potentially offsetting the need for clinical services from Hillsborough. In the Chapel Hill area, Piedmont Health Services, a federally funded community clinic, serves lowincome and Medicaid patients. The Student Health Action Coalition, a free clinic run by medical and dental students, provides free clinics. Both offset some of the need for county health services. Clifton said the health department has been in touch with other public health providers to figure out where services do and don’t overlap. From a cost perspective, it makes sense to collaborate, Clifton said. “The people of Orange County have an array of services available that a lot of counties don’t have. We’re open to any of those kinds of partnerships — any method that delivers quality services in a quality manner.” Contact the State ^ National Editor at email@example.com.
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“Projected revenues for next year are about $4 million less than they were this fiscal year, and the expenses are somewhere in the number of 8 to 10 million anticipated dollars more,” said Orange County Manager Frank Clifton. County commissioners are looking to cut a little bit everywhere. The health department has compiled the numbers of where people live in relation to the clinics they visit to determine which clinic is most utilized and whether one can be cut. While 3,732 people visited Whitted between July 2008 and June 2009, and 4,290 people visited Southern Human Services in that same time period, the data points toward the trend that the county is successfully reaching its population. Sherman said he hopes that if the county does eventually consolidate services, it wouldn’t reduce patient access to care. “The county has supported the two-site service model for years. But in light of current economic conditions, it would be more cost-efficient to pay for one site,” he said. “We’re waiting to see where (the commissioners) want to go,”
The town manager’s recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year hopes to keep taxes the same, but plans on a slight increase in town spending. Manager Roger Stancil presented his recommended budget to the Town Council on Monday night, beginning the process that will lead to council adopting the 2010-11 fiscal budget on June 7. Although Stancil’s budget anticipates some departments keeping vacancies to save funds, it does not predict any layoffs. “It’s not really the town’s tax rate that causes the (individual) tax rate all the time,” Stancil said. The tax rate for the town itself for the 2009-10 fiscal year is the ninth highest in the state, but when combined with the county tax rate and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools tax, Chapel Hill has the second-highest tax rate in the state, next to Carrboro. No employees received pay increases in the 2009-10 fiscal year, Stancil said, which is why his plan includes a one-time lump sum payment of $800 to all permanent town employees, in addition to their salaries. Although the budget recommends a 5.6 percent increase in spending, Stancil plans to reduce departmental spending by $3 million. He said these savings would come from delaying hiring for departments with vacancies and equipment replacements, as well as making training more efficient and reducing travel. The main departments with vacancies are police, fire and public
works, he said. “We’re fortunate, I suppose, in that a tight year we have some vacancies we can carry forward,” said Chris Blue, assistant police chief for administration. He said that because of the vacancies, the department does not have to worry about layoffs. Even with the frozen positions, the department hired everyone it would have hired without them, Blue said, because there are fewer qualified applicants for police officers, a problem across the country. The manager’s budget recommends the Parks and Recreation Department has funds increased — a change its director said has been a goal of the council for a while. “For a long time, we’ve been underfunded in our maintenance —and it shows,” said Butch Kisiah, director of Parks and Recreation. “A lot of parks are in need of some major renovations.” Part of the department’s recommended 6.5 percent increase comes from the implementation of a “master plan,” designed to identify the major needs of parks, identify what the community sees as a good park system and estimate the cost for addressing needs. The recommended budget anticipates major changes in health care funding, including working with UNC Health Care to develop new strategies, including an on-site health care facility at the Town Operations Center. “One of the advantages of living in the middle of health care land,” Stancil said. Contact the City editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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the N.C. general assembly short session convenes Wednesday, may 12 at noon. gov. Bev perdue’s 2010-11 budget proposal will be the crux of short session debate. read the governor’s proposed adjustments online: www.osbm. state.nc.us/files/pdf_files/2010_ budget.pdf ethics reform will also be discussed this summer in light of recent concerns about campaign contributors. read House Bill 388 Campaign disclosure online at www.ncga.state.nc.us
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ear Roy, Life must be tough. Just a few days after being spotted sunbathing at a resort in Arizona, two of your benchwarmers declared they’re leaving UNC because of “geographical reasons.” The departure of the Wear twins can be viewed in many ways. You lose about six and a half points per game with the California comrades taking flight, which didn’t help much in the 82-50 loss to Duke. But then again, you lose two post players who were expected to stay all four years. I mean, these guys could have been Kris Lang — times two. Now you have to scramble to find replacements. The Wears certainly didn’t help you out with timing. Most of the top 150 recruits have already been scooped up. Some analysts have even advised looking into junior college players. With only seven of the 16 roster players from last season returning next year, why don’t you go after someone who knows the program? Someone who plays under your assistant and sits behind the bench at home games? play under two of your assistants and last season averaged 13.7 points and 8.8 rebounds in 13 contests. He’s 6-foot-7, which is three inches shorter than the Wears, and tips the scale at only seven pounds lighter than David Wear. joNAThAN joNeS If your strength and conditioning Not a Role Model crew can get Tyler Zeller to add e-MAil: JoNathaN.9.JoNeS@GMail.CoM 28 pounds of muscle, I don’t see Tanner being an issue. It’s no secret you’re a great Roy, give a junior varsity player recruiter, but only coaches like one of the Wears’ scholarships. John Calipari or Lane Kiffin could I know you usually bring on a get a four- or five-star this late few JV players to your roster at in the game. Save the athletic the start of the season, but I’m department money, your office talking about a full ride. And I’ll some stationery and your stomach give you two great reasons why it makes more sense than your other some of the athlete’s mom’s notso-good dinner, and stay at home. options that are quickly running The Wears leaving may have thin. During every UNC home game been a blemish on your seemingly impeccable resume, seeing I watch on television, I see your Carolina Covenant commercial. I as they’re only the second and watch your 30-second promotion third players to leave Chapel for aid for low-income students to Hill under your watch. (Alex Stepheson flew to USC in 2008 finish college debt-free. after wanting to be closer to “It’s a promise that Carolina is home, too.) proud to make because everyone But look on the bright side, deserves a shot,” you say. Roy. Now you have a whole new So if everyone deserves a shot, recruiting service located at give one to a hard worker like Jackson Hall and the Office of Ford Tanner. The rising senior has maxed out his two years of JV Undergraduate Admissions. For the first time since 2001, the men’s baseball team could end their season with a losing record against ACC opponents. Opportunities for the No. 28 Tar Heels to improve their 11-13 conference record are diminishing, but with the momentum of a seven-game win streak, they still have hope. When the Tar Heels play No. 1 ACC ranked Virginia in a threegame series this weekend, they will no doubt be the underdogs. Ranked third in the nation, the Cavaliers’ losses this season have been few and far between, with their last loss occurring more than three weeks ago against Virginia Tech. If UNC can build on its momentum and defeat UVa., they stand a chance of securing home-field advantage in the upcoming NCAA Regionals. “We seem to be playing with confidence lately and are playing well,” said coach Mike Fox in an interview with tarheelblue.com. “There is a sense of calmness in our dugout and I like that about our team.” The Tar Heels enter the series hot off of a three-game sweep of Wake Forest this past weekend. With the win on Sunday, it was the
Catcher Jacob Stallings had a strong weekend in a three-game sweep of Wake Forest. Stallings had three hits and a grand slam on Sunday.
first conference series sweep for the team all year. UNC started out the series strong Friday night with an 18-5 win over the Demon Deacons at Boshamer Stadium. Dillon Hazlett led the Tar Heels with three hits, two runs and six RBI. Levi Michael followed with three hits, including a home run, and scored four runs for a new career high. Pitcher Matt Harvey secured the win with five strikeouts and by allowing only three runs on eight hits. On Saturday, the Tar Heels continued to play strong in a 7-2 victory. Relief pitcher Colin Bates allowed just two hits in as many innings, and earned himself his fifth win of the year.
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On Sunday, the men’s lacrosse team was awarded the No. 4 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The announcement came after a 19-13 win against Ohio State that marked the end of the regular season. UNC coach Joe Breschi coached at Ohio State for 11 seasons before returning to his alma mater last year. Despite a goal from junior AllAmerican Billy Bitter in the first eight seconds of the game and UNC’s quick 3-1 lead, the Buckeyes’ offense capitalized on a six-goal scoring streak and led the game for the majority of the first half. The Tar Heels tied the game at 10 heading into halftime and crept out in front of the Buckeyes in the third increase its lead steadily until the final buzzer sounded, giving the Tar Heels the win. UNC will host Delaware on May 16 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. The Tar Heels are one of four ACC teams in the 16-team tournament, with Virginia (No. 1), Maryland (No. 3) and Duke (No. 5) all in the mix. UNC is 4-2 this season against teams in the tournament, with wins against Duke, Princeton, Maryland and Johns Hopkins. They fell to UVa. and Maryland in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The winner will go on to face Duke or Johns Hopkins in the quarterfinals, which will take place May 22 in Princeton, N.J. The No. 4 seeded softball team will take on No. 5 seed N.C. State for the second year in a row on Friday in the first round of the ACC Championship in Blacksburg, Va. T h e Ta r He e l s f a c e d t h e Wolfpack three times this season in their annual series, and were only able to defeat them once. In ACC Championship play, UNC has lost four of the past five meetings against the Wolfpack. This year, the Tar Heels have the edge, though, having spent 10 weeks during the regular season in the top 25 of a national poll. The game will be broadcast live via video-stream at theACC.com, and the winner will go on to face Georgia Tech or Boston College on Saturday in the semifinals. Both the men’s and the women’s tennis teams are set to begin the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. T he men’s team will face Nebraska at 10 a.m. in Durham at the Ambler Tennis Stadium. The winner will face Duke or Virginia Commonwealth University for the regional championship, and have the opportunity to head to the NCAA Final 16. The women’s team earned a No. 2 overall seed, their highest national seed ever, and will host the regional round. They play Atlantic 10 champion Richmond at 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. —From staff and wire reports
Jacob Stallings and Brian Goodwin each added two RBI, and Goodwin hit his sixth triple of the season, bringing him just two short of the single season school record. Stallings led the team to an 8-4 victory on Sunday afternoon with three hits and a grand slam. On the defensive end, pitcher Patrick Johnson allowed two runs on six hits over the course of seven innings. Before the Tar Heels take on Virginia, they are scheduled to play College of Charleston on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Boshamer Stadium. Due to deadlines, however, The Daily Tar Heel was unable to provide print coverage of this event. — From staff and wire reports
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The women’s lacrosse team will look to make another run in this year’s NCAA Tournament, having already beaten defending national champions Northwestern 18-16 this year in what was a rematch of last year’s title game. On Sunday, the Tar Heels received a No. 3 seed in the tournament, marking their sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and the second time in as many seasons that they’ve been among the top three seeds. The Tar Heels are scheduled to play unseeded Navy on Saturday at noon at Fetzer Field. “We are definitely looking forward to playing Navy,” UNC coach Jenny Levy said in an interview with tarheelblue.com. “We don’t know a whole lot about them yet since they aren’t on our regular schedule, but I competed against Cindy Timchal both as a player and a coach when she was at Maryland and she has an impeccable record as a head coach.” The meeting will come following a 13-7 win over Cornell on Saturday in Alexandria, Va., at the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, alma mater of Tar Heel defender Mia Hurrin. In their first-ever meeting with the Big Red, the Tar Heels did not disappoint. They took early control of the game with a 2-0 lead on goals by Corey Donohoe and Jenn Russell. Donohoe led the team with five goals and three assists, followed by Russell’s three goals and one assist. Logan Ripley started in goal and sealed the win for UNC, recording seven saves. After powerful goals that put the Tar Heels up 6-2, Cornell scored two quick goals, forcing Levy to call a timeout. Goals by both sides brought the score up to 7-5, giving UNC the lead at half. In the beginning of the second half, Cornell scored quickly, narrowing the Tar Heels lead to one. But UNC stole back the momentum with four consecutive goals. Cornell responded with another goal, but was quickly countered with a goal from Tar Heel midfielder Laura Zimmerman, pushing the lead back to 9-6. Cornell tried to slow down UNC’s strong offense by relieving their starting goalie Kyla Dambach, but there was no stopping the Tar Heels at that point. Attacker Kristen Taylor scored immediately against goalie Kristen Reese, and again within
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LARGE STUDiO APARTMENT. Partly furnished. Full, separate kitchen. Fireplace, private entrance, parking. Quiet graduate student or professional. Beautiful, wooded setting on Morgan Creek near James Taylor Bridge. No smoking, no pets. $525/mo, water included. 919-967-7603. COUNTRY SETTiNG 5 MiLES TO CAMPUS. 2BR/1BA duplexes are in North Chatham County. Hardwood living room floor, fireplaces, pets negotiable with fee. 1 mile to groceries, UNC park and ride lot. Enjoy quiet nature moments. $650/mo, water included. Fran Holland Properties, firstname.lastname@example.org. 4BR/3BA iN CARRBORO. On busline. W/D, blinds, yard service, hardwood floors, parking, deck. $1,900/mo. Great for students! Available August 1st. Erica, 619-4703 or Susi, 619-4702. GRAD STUDENTS: 1BR iN CARRBORO available now for upcoming school year at 101-B Cheek Street. $525/mo. Contact Fran Holland Properties via email: email@example.com. HOUSE FOR RENT: 2BR/1BA cottage on Church Street within easy walk to campus. Remodeled kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, W/D hook ups, $1,050/mo, available 6/15/10. For more information contact Tony Hall, owner, broker. firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-740-9611. QUiET, RURAL 2BR TOWNHOME DUPLEx in North Chatham County. 2BR/1.5BA. Fireplace. On quiet road, pets negotiable (large fenced in yard). 1 mile to grocery, UNC park and ride lot. $750/mo, water included. Fran Holland Properties, email@example.com. SMALL FURNiSHED APARTMENT, attached to private home. Private entrance, private bath. 1.25 miles from Planetarium. $475/mo, includes utilities. Available now. Call before 10pm. 919-967-5552. 4BR/4BA UNivERSiTY CONDOS. This ground level unit is across from pool. Available June 15 with new carpet. Living room and kitchen are furnished. On busline. $1,400/mo. Fran Holland Properties: firstname.lastname@example.org. 4BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE available August 2010 for $1,950/mo at village West 204 Ridge Trail. 2,100 square feet. Across from clubhouse and pool. includes W/D. Contact Tamsin at 336-451-4767 or Mitch at 336-210-0169. GRAD STUDENTS: WALK, BiKE, BUS to Meadowmont from this 2BR/2.5BA condo in the Oaks. Hardwood down and new carpet up, swimming pool and tennis available. $900/mo, water included. Email Fran Holland Properties, email@example.com.
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SEEKiNG A HEALTHCARE CAREER? A Helping Hand is accepting applications for unpaid summer internships in Orange, Durham counties. Students pursuing careers in health care are encouraged to apply. interns gain direct care experience working one on one with older adults in the home setting and serve as patient escorts to medical appointments and outpatient procedures. Strengthen interpersonal and leadership skills and receive invaluable training. 919-493-3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org. iNTERNSHiP: RECORD LABEL. Odessa Records is seeking a Key Media intern in Chapel Hill area with computer skills. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. COMMUNiTY OUTREACH iNTERNSHiP! Are you seeking a career in business, marketing, public relations, graphic design, technology or communications? A Helping Hand, a nonprofit specializing in geriatric care, is seeking applicants for an unpaid summer internship. This is an opportunity for creative individuals with writing, organizational, communication and technical skills to make a lasting impact on our organization and gain valuable career experience. Please contact our Executive Director, Cathy Ahrendsen, at 919-493-3244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Care seeking healthy, non-smoking females 20-32 to become egg donors. $2,500 compensation for COMPLETED cycle. All visits and procedures to be done local to campus. For written information, please call 919-966-1150 ext. 5 and leave your current mailing address.
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Bailey’s Pub and Grille is hiring for immediate openings for our Chapel Hill area location for the following positions: servers, hosts and bartenders. We provide competitive wages, flexible work schedules and health, dental and vision insurance plans. Please apply in person at: Rams Plaza, 1722 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 919-918-1005. TiER 1 HELPDESK. Support needed: The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is looking for part-time (20-30 hrs/wk) Helpdesk Support. Must be a high school graduate with great communication skills and be able to work independently in a professional atmosphere. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs and have familiarity with computer imaging. Windows Operating System required, MAC preferred. A+ Certification preferred but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send resume and cover letter to David Maldonado at email@example.com. HEALTHCARE, FULL-TiME, LOCAL: Revenue cycle company seeks 4 year college graduate for full-time account specialist position. Dependability, communication, computer and analytical skills are a must. Duties include filing claims, processing deposits, providing support. Must have own transportation. Compensation: $10.50/hr. +benefits. Submit resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ASSiSTANT PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA is seeking an assistant pre-school teacher for the Chapel Hill branch. Must be 18 years of age to apply with a strong background in working with pre-school age children. Hours of operation 9am-1pm, Monday thru Friday. Program runs on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school calendar year. Program has 16 children, ages 3-5. Part-time position at $8.75/hr. Submit resume and cover letter to Nchan@chcymca.org. 919-942-5156.
second summer session and fall part-time jobs. Positions available for people thinking about or majoring in one of the medical fields such as nursing, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy or one of the other medical disciplines but not a requirement. Can train, no experience needed. Excellent opportunity to gain hands on experience. Pays $12-$14/hr. Call for more information. 919-932-1314.
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Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is seeking a fishing camp instructor to teach youth anglers the basics of rigging rods and lines, baiting and casting, and tying fishing knots. Camp meets M-F from 2:30-5pm June 21 thru June 25 and July 12 thru July 16 at Hank Anderson Park Pond in Carrboro NC. Excellent hourly rate paid to qualified instructor. Contact Wendell Rodgers at 918-7371 for more details.
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toyota shifts 2ndFriday to host 101st lineup into proﬁt, despite recalls
artWalk shows over 75 talents
By Ali RoCkett
L OS ANGELES (MCT) — Toyota Motor Corp. swung to a profit during its latest fiscal year, despite heavy spending on recalls and sales incentives. The world’s largest automaker was helped by an improving global economy and a rebound by the U.S. auto market. The company, which makes the popular Prius and Corolla cars, said Tuesday that it earned $2.3 billion for the year ended March 31. That compared to a loss of $4.8 billion in the previous year. Revenue for the year fell almost 8 percent. For its fiscal fourth quarter, Toyota said it earned a profit of $1.2 billion compared with an $8 billion loss the year before. Quarterly revenue rose 49 percent to $57 billion from about $38.9 billion a year earlier. The company estimated that it lost a little less than 100,000 vehicle sales because consumers were reluctant to purchase a Toyota product after a wave of recalls. Meanwhile, U.S. safety regulators said Monday they had launched another safety investigation into Toyota, examining whether the automaker delayed disclosing a serious defect in the steering system in 4Runner SUVs and T100 trucks. Toyota is now under at least eight separate federal safety investigations and reviews. A ninth investigation was closed last month, when Toyota agreed to pay a record $16.4 mil-
lion fine for failing to promptly recall models that had a sticky gas pedal. It has issued about 10 million recall notices globally over the past year for a variety of safety defects and other issues. That has prompted the company to spend heavily on special finance and lease incentives to keep cars moving off of dealership lots. In conference calls and meetings with analysts and the media Tuesday, Toyota officials signaled their hope that they can wean the company from the special sales deals. “We’ve been using incentives quite significantly in order to promote sales,” said Takahiko Ijichi, Toyota’s senior managing director. He noted that the incentives, which were more generous than in previous years, would be scaled down eventually. “At the latest, sometimes in fall or towards the end of this year, we are planning to get at the incentive levels back to the historical level,” he said. Looking at the company from a regional basis, the automaker sold slightly more than 2 million vehicles in North America during the fiscal year and had an operating profit of $590 million, mainly due to improved market conditions and financial services. It had about the same amount of vehicle sales in Japan but only a small operating profit of $132 million.
On Friday, music, art and people will fill the streets and businesses of Chapel Hill and Carrboro for the 101st time in the 2ndFriday ArtWalk. Every month, participating venues — including art galleries, coffee shops and retail businesses — display a featured artist’s work. They open their doors between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to art and music lovers and any passersby. Admission to the event is free. “People can start whenever they want and go wherever they want,” said ArtWalk board member Jackie Helvey, owner of UniqueOrn Enterprises. “No rules.” There are 11 venues in the event featuring more than 75 local talents. Here is just a taste of what 2ndFriday ArtWalk has to offer this month.
Venues usually feature a different artist each month, but this month Fleet Feet’s display will seem vaguely familiar. Fleet Feet in Carrboro will feature David Sovero, who also showed there in April. “Last month, the owner of the gallery said that they had such a good response, they asked me to stay for another,” said Sovero, who is originally from Peru but now lives and works in Hillsborough. Friday, Sovero will add a musical twist to his exhibit, performing on the zampoña, an Andean panpipe made from bamboo. Like his music, much of his artwork alludes to his Peruvian background. Fleet Feet’s gallery will also display works by Sovero’s students. He teaches an introduction to oil
local peruvian artist david Sovero’s artwork hangs inside the Fleet Feet Gallery in carrboro as part of 2ndFriday ArtWalk. the event will take place Friday night at various businesses and restaurants in chapel hill and carrboro.
painting class at the Hillsborough and Chapel Hill senior centers. “They start painting and never think about a show, saying, ‘My work is not good enough,’” Sovero said of his students. “But I tell them they do good work.”
2ndFriday ArtWalk venues
1. Ackland Art Museum- “New Currents in Contemporary Arts,” with music by Andrew Robbins-Pollack 2. ArtsCenter- Geneva Sophia and the 2010 Annual Community Photography Contest 3. Beehive Salon- Christopher J. Lee’s “The Eternal Series: Photographs of Sonic Youth” 4. Caffe Driade- Carolyn Levy: “Seashore Horizons” 5. Carrboro Century Center, 6. Carrboro Town Hall- performances by Carrboro’s Poet Laureate Jay Bryan, Scene of Crime Rovers, Lucky’s Starlight Lounge and displays by Carrboro Community Art Project N. Green
Geneva Sophia brings a sense of deja vu to Friday’s event. Her photo series titled “Temporary Locality of Existence” will be displayed in the East End Gallery of The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Sophia suffered from amnesia and short-term memory loss after she was brutally attacked at 18. Her d. iry R mother gave her a camera to help s Fa e Jon her form new memories, which have become her artwork. Sophia’s photographs reflect her more intimate, unedited memories showing “the transitory nature of things called ‘home’,” according to the gallery’s Web site. Her work will also be displayed Friday among the Carrboro Community Art Project, which includes submissions from more than 50 local artists. The works will be spread between the Carrboro Century Center and Carrboro Town Hall.
7. DeWitt Law- Audrey Gillen’s “Geometric Art” 8. Fleet Feet Gallery- works by David Sovero and his students, music by Sovero 9. Moving to Better Health- Chinese brush painting, calligraphy by Alice Zhao 10. N.C. Crafts Gallery- pottery by Travis Owens and quilts by Susan Powell 11. Open Eye Cafe- Amy Thomas’s “Tweaks of Nature” 12. Studio Supply- Abigail Wilson’s “From Here to Where and Back Again”
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The Carrboro Century Center also boasts a musical performance, theirs by “a marching band unlike any you’ve ever seen.” The Scene of the Crime Rovers, of Durham, is made up of more than 20 members who play their instruments in a collective musical improvisation. The group’s mission is to choose music that welcomes all levels of
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Gulf ecosystem in Kagan’s record long-term danger on bench typical
WASHINGTON (MCT) — With a quick solution ominously uncertain, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is on track to become an unprecedented economic and environmental disaster with millions of gallons of oil destroying an ecosystem and a way of life. BP America said it would take another 75 days to finish one of two relief wells it’s drilling to stem the flow. By then, if the spill doesn’t worsen and the relief well stops the leak, some 20 million gallons of oil will be swirling in the Gulf, nearly double the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. The Alaska spill coated a rockstrewn bay, but BP’s oil will cling to a sponge-like coast, entering mangrove forests and sea-grass beds and the breeding grounds for crabs, shrimp and oysters. What it will mean long term is hard to say, because it’s impossible to predict how the damage now to organisms such as blue crab larvae will affect future populations, said Nancy Rabalais, the executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. “Anything that’s trying to live in that upper water column is being exposed to highly toxic contaminants,” she said. Hurricane season begins June 1, and experts are worried that a storm will make the oil spill impossible to contain. WASHINGTON(MCT)— Republicans are attacking Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan for her lack of judicial experience, but they haven’t always been so particular. Forty Supreme Court justices have come to the court without any prior judicial experience, half of them serving during the 20th century. Until now, senators haven’t used judicial inexperience as a reason to oppose a president’s nominee. “It’s a relatively new notion,” said Russell Wheeler, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. “There has developed in this country the notion that the only recruitment pool for the Supreme Court is sitting judges, even though historically that’s not been the case,” he said. In 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist to the court. Neither had ever served on the bench. Republicans embraced the nominees. They didn’t defend the lack of judicial experience when Republican lawmakers spelled out their criteria for the court. By contrast, the judicial experience theme has quickly become what Wheeler of the Brookings Institution characterized as the Republicans’ “line of attack” on Kagan’s nomination.
Workers against new Chavez policy
C A R A C A S , Ve n e z u e l a (MCT) — Workers are holding overnight vigils this week at a Pepsi-Cola warehouse in central Venezuela in an attempt to block President Hugo Chavez’s plans to seize the site, the latest in a series of nationalizations that have divided the nation. The site of the warehouse, along with other buildings in the city of Barquisimeto’s industrial zone, has been targeted for new housing development by Chavez. The facility is owned by Polar, a food services conglomerate with which Chavez has often been at odds. The nationalization of the site, which was formally decreed by Chavez earlier this month, prompted Lara state Gov. Henri Falcon to resign from the president’s party. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Falcon, who previously was mayor of Barquisimeto, said Chavez’s autocratic ways prompted his decision to jump to the splinter socialist Party for Everyone. The planned takeover is only the latest in a series of government moves to nationalize farms, factories and ranches in an effort to advance Chavez’s “21st Century Socialism” and redistribute assets and properties to the poor.
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Senate race heating up
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A new poll finds the runoff for the Democratic nomination closer than ever. See pg. 4 for story.
Cirque des Artes
The Carrboro ArtsCenter celebrated its 35th anniversary with a Parisian vibe. See pg. 3 for story.
Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.
Use your head
Local saloons are collecting hair scraps to use in fighting oil spills. See pg. 3 for story.
Solution to Thursday’s puzzle
Budget talks begin
Chapel Hill’s town manager predicts a slight increase in town spending. See pg. 4 for story.
Heels stay confident
The men’s baseball team hopes to use momentum against ACC top seed Virginia. See pg. 5 for story.
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thursday, may 13, 2010
By don Wright, Palm Beach Post
The Daily Tar Heel
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“Hair collects oil ... It’s an easy and natural way to help.”
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
tips of the trade for incoming students
TO THE EDITOR: Hey Carolina students! As your Student Body President, I want to again congratulate you for choosing to attend this great University we all call home — soon you will too! During the first week or so of classes, you will be given lots of information from student organizations, departmental resources, campus outlets and so much more. Here is some advice from students who have been through that incredibly exciting first month of Carolina that I think will help you make the most of it. During your first few weeks of school: n Never shy away from meeting someone else at a Week of Welcome event. n Think about what you loved doing in your high school and find outlets for that at Carolina. n Think about what you weren’t able to do in high school and DO IT here at Carolina! n Make use of Fall Fest — it’s totally okay to sign up for 40 group listservs! n That said, remember to never spread yourself too thin in the long run. Pace yourself and enjoy it all the while. n Your first year is about getting to know the campus — walk the quads and the Arboretum with new friends to embrace the beauty of this place. n Ask questions and seek answers! Engage your professors early on, and go to office hours! n Take advantage of the multitudes of free-food events that you get invited to. n Join the thousands of avid Tar Heel fans and cheer on our athletic teams. n Talk to students who have traveled and studied abroad for credit. These brief suggestions are among the hundreds from current students, so feel free to acquire your own tips through meeting others — we encourage that! We are all so excited for your arrival, and we’ll see you in August! Hogan Medlin Senior Student Body President Mo r e h o p e i s ava i l a b l e this Saturday, May 15, when Transition Carrboro-Chapel Hill holds its “Great Unleashing” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center (100 N. Greensboro St.). The Transition Town movement began in England in 2005 when one community started to envision a local response to climate change and dwindling oil supplies. There are now nearly 300 Transition Towns around the world, 65 of them in the U.S. The model leads eventually to an “Energy Descent Action Plan” that transitions us to a lifestyle that is resilient, i.e., able to withstand such shocks as climate change, economic instability, and increasingly expensive oil. By the end of the Unleashing, we expect to form action groups in areas such as transportation, energy, food, health, and more. Exactly what is unleashed on Saturday will depend on who shows up. The “open space” format that will be used ensures that anyone can propose a Transition project. The proposals are then discussed in small groups throughout the day, and those that attract the most interest will be pursued. The Unleashing is open to the public and free of charge (except for a requested donation to cover the cost of lunch). Come join us! Sally Robertson The Steering Committee of Transition Carrboro-Chapel Hill
New laws don’t face the real problem
ears fell down my face as I read that the Arizona law, SB 1070, had been signed into action by Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010. Although this law has been passed, we cannot afford to forget about it. SB 1070 makes it legal for Arizona law enforcement to ask anyone for their immigration papers. It also gives them power to detain someone suspected of residing in the United States illegally. After the law was signed, the debate began. Everywhere I traveled I heard conversations about Arizona. Many people do not understand what the law entails, only that Arizona passed legislation regarding undocumented immigrants. What Americans don’t understand is that this law is not just about immigration. It is a mirror of the breakdown in our government toward American personal rights. A process has begun in the opposite direction for human and civil rights. Law enforcement should not have the power to question or detain someone they see on the street based on stereotypes, looks or dress. Can you tell the difference of someone who is here legally or illegally just by looking at them? Will their hair color, skin color or dress give them away? One can only rationalize the kind of behavior that will flourish under these conditions. The fundamental trust between law enforcement and community will be broken, and fear will pervade American streets. In my opinion, equality is a myth, but I believe it is a dream we should always strive for. Our country has fought many bitter battles concerning the rights of minorities, and as we find ourselves in 2010, I can only ask why we are stepping backwards. I strongly believe SB 1070 is a repercussion of the U.S. government refusing to deal with immigration. Laws have not been passed and guidelines certainly have not been respected. Instead, the government has left the responsibility up to the individual states to care for their own, and Arizona feels overwhelmed. While I can understand the circumstances for the law, I do not agree with it. I lived in Asheville before I transferred to UNC. Under the watch of George W. Bush, factory raids were conducted in Buncombe County. Parents, siblings and spouses were ferried off in buses and taken to the state capitol to be pushed through lines, fingerprinted and put in jail. Relatives scrambled to gather money together to free their loved ones, while others realized this would be the last time they would see their family. These actions are unwarranted and should not be allowed on American soil — we are better than that. Our government needs to take action and put laws into place to protect our border-states and the rest of the United States, however we need to do it with respect and integrity. As Americans it is our duty to wake up and participate in the changes occurring in our nation.
Residents beware of water
ural Orange County residents shouldn’t feel safe drinking well water next to an animal testing facility that repeatedly leaks treated wastewater. The staff at the Bingham facility does not know how to properly handle a wastewater treatment system. Four leaks and spills in a period of four months is unacceptable. UNC’s Bingham Facility is an animal testing facility that researches hemophilia and muscular dystrophy. Until February, the wastewater system operated using a deemed permitted status. This means any change in building materials or additions to any outside organi-
UNC must be held accountable for wastewater site
zations did not have to be reported to the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources. This lack of accountability led to a system that does not function properly. In December, an unknown amount of wastewater reached Collins Creek. The creek is on a 100-year-old flood plane adjacent to the facility. The creek water feeds into Jordan Lake, a drinking water reservoir. Preserve Rural Orange filed a Public Records request for documents connected with the facility on June 11, 2009. Five months later, UNC only granted access to materials if PRO paid thousands of dollars to view unspecified documents. Residents need to know if the well water they’re drinking every day is contaminated. UNC must allow the public to view documents from the last decade that pertain to the treated wastewater chemicals. In December, N.C. DENR sent the University the first of three Notices of Violation. The University had not reported the runoff into Collins Creek until more than seven weeks after the incident occurred. Although the University is now responding to the violations, they are not doing so in a timely manner. The University must be continually held accountable for the incidents at the Bingham facility.
donate blood to win back the title from Appalachian
TO THE EDITOR: With a little bit of luck and a lot of donors, UNC can take back the distinction of holding North Carolina’s largest single-site, single-day blood drive. In t h e p a s t t w o y e a r s , Appalachian State took that title away with its September drives, collecting more than 1,060 units in 2008 and just over 1,000 last year, beating our 966 and 976, respectively. We just can’t let that stand. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community all are invited to make sure Tar Heels triumph over Mountaineers this year by donating at the 22nd annual Carolina Blood Drive with the American Red Cross, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 in the Smith Center. Don’t forget the free snacks after you give, all donated by generous local merchants. Opportunities for door prizes are also available. With all these folks on the bandwagon, you know that you want to help Carolina succeed, too. To make an appointment and for more information, visit www. unc.edu/blood. Katrina Coble Committee chairwoman Carolina Blood Drive
County should fund branches beyond Chapel Hill
the county to fund an expansion that more than doubles its square footage, in order to handle its growing demand. But beefing up the Chapel Hill library only aggravates the problem by encouraging citizens to ignore the three existing branches. Should commissioners vote against the increase, the library is considering charging nonresidents to access its facility. But nonresidents already commit to driving into Chapel Hill for the library, a historically free resource. To tack on a charge to join is preposterous. Instead, commissioners can sidestep the demands of the Chapel Hill library by redistributing money to library branches in the rest of the county. The problem likely stems from Carrboro, where the library is housed in McDougle Middle School and open for a combined eight hours on the weekend. A better Carrboro library would lessen the Chapel Hill library’s demand, thus diminishing its budget needs. Inadequate resources and an off-putting location drive Carrboro readers to the Chapel Hill library. Carrboro readers should not have to suffer for the town’s library failures. Orange County commissioners need to use the June 1 vote to support the entire county’s public library system — rather than one component of it.
f nearly half a library’s users are commuters, their local libraries are failing them. Orange County should dedicate funds to improve its general library system rather than expand just the Chapel Hill Public Library. The Orange County Board of Commissioners plans to vote on the Chapel Hill library’s budget June 1. Orange County pays for 11 percent of Chapel Hill library’s overall budget. The library argues this amount is insufficient, given 40 percent of the library’s users live outside the town limits, where their taxes do not support the library. C h a p e l Hi l l l i b ra r y i s requesting $1.2 million from
Local response to climate change and oil supplies
TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to the organizers of Coal-Free UNC for convincing UNC to stop using coal by 2020! This is a huge step in the right direction. It gives hope to the thousands of local residents who are concerned about climate change.
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Phasing out coal energy is a step in right direction
students to get involved in decreasing their university’s coal dependency. Although the movement away from coal can be costly, Chancellor Holden Thorp made the right decision when he appointed a task force of students, faculty and Sierra Club members to point the University toward energy efficiency. The cogeneration plant on West Cameron Avenue accounts for 60 percent or more of UNC’s greenhouse gas emissions every year. Biomass produces only 8 percent of the greenhouse gases of coal, making it a much superior energy source. Building another plant to burn a different fuel does not make sense; using the current boilers to burn biomass does. Last week the task force made great strides for the “green” movement when they issued their interim recommendations. They suggested that the University should end coal use no later than 2020 and phase out coal mined with mountaintop removal as quickly as possible. This elimination of coal from the cogeneration plant will decrease energy inefficiency and increase productivity. UNC still needs to figure out how to make the change effective over the next 10 years, but the effort will be well worth it. The University is a leader in sustainable technology, and because of this change, their legacy will continue.
NC is one step closer to becoming carbonneutral by 2050. The University’s decision to phase out the use of coal in exchange for a more sustainable energy solution comes at no better time. At the point of constant expansion, the University can no longer tolerate the use of coal to heat and power campus. The successful growth of UNC requires innovative and efficient energy use. In the fall of 2009, the Sierra Club initiated the Campuses Beyond Coal Campaign and the Sierra Student Coalition to end coal use at the 60 campuses across the nation with on-site coal plants. The campaign encouraged
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The Gulf of Mexico oil spill was catastrophic. Luckily, hair salons across the country are donating hair to make oil slip soppers to absorb the mess.
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Great! You’ve finally graduated. All those allnighters and cram sessions paid off. Now all you have to do is find a job. Good luck with that.
Elena Kagan may be a strong choice for Supreme Court nominee. One catch: the intellectual Harvard grad has no judicial experience.
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