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Volume 121, Issue 42


Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Tar Heels head into ACC tournament play with Skye Bolt back as a starter.
By David Adler
Staff Writer

Grievance policies up for debate
Chapel Hill may re-evaluate its grievance policies after controversial firings.
By Cammie Bellamy
City Editor

If there’s an ideal baseball player, Skye Bolt is made in his image. The 6-foot-3, switch-hitting North Carolina freshman has the aura of a pro, that nebulous “it” factor. It’s in his fearlessness hitting with two strikes, his knack for coming up with clutch hits. And he has all of baseball’s five tools — average, power, speed, defense and arm strength — the marks of a player who can do it all. “There aren’t many five-tool players out there that can put them all to use,” said Jay Hood, Bolt’s baseball tutor throughout his teenage years. “But Skye can show every tool in the same game. “That’s when you know he’s locked in — he just takes over a game.” He’s already taken over a number this season. The Georgia native was hitting .392 before missing a month due to injury. He has six home runs and 45 RBIs batting cleanup for the country’s No. 6 team — a position it took him just two games to earn. He’s 9-for-11 stealing bases, he’s made diving catches and opposing third-base coaches have held runners against his arm. Heading into the ACC tournament today, the team holds the top seed, and they’re a favorite to reach Omaha — but it’s backing into the playoffs after consecutive series losses. So it would help if a now-healthy Bolt, who started May 14 for the first time since April 12, took over a few more. Bolt is quick to credit God for blessing him with his talent. He’s a religious guy, and he said he doesn’t take his gifts for granted. He knows tools alone don’t build a major leaguer. “You’ve got to utilize all your tools and make them skills,” Bolt said. “If that’s the word or report — five-tool player — then I need to become a skilled five-tool player.” Bolt reluctantly admitted he’s a fivetool player, but ask him if he’s a skilled five-tool player, and there’s no hesitation. The answer’s no. He knows, for example, that he has to quiet down his lefty stance. His father, Mike, has burned the words into his mind — “Quiet... quiet... explode!” —

dth/kaki pope Freshman Skye Bolt, who started last week for the first time since suffering a foot injury April 12, will take the field today as the Tar Heels head into the ACC tournament.

but he’s still too violent But Bolt’s always been willing to adjust. It’s how he got to the upper echelon of college players, with his sights set on the MLB. “When he was younger, there were some tools there, but he had a long way to go,” Hood said. “There were certainly a lot of holes that I saw. But it was really rewarding to see how hard he worked.” The hours in the cage and weight room have never been a question for Bolt, just necessary stops on the road to where he knows he’s going. That road started on a 50-foot basepath. “Since I was in T-ball, my dad was taping up the wrists,” Bolt said. “I was into it, you know. I had the batting

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gloves, wristband, was always in the dirt.” Bolt can pinpoint the moment he knew he was a ballplayer — his first home run, which bounced over the fence. “I was rounding second like it went

See Bolt, Page 4

Chapel Hill is re-examining its grievance policies following the criticism of several high-profile firings of town employees. The issue stems from two firings upheld by town manager Roger Stancil, which were in opposition to recommendations made by the town’s Personnel Appeals Committee. Earlier this month, Rick Armstrong, a business agent with the Teamsters Local 391 union, filed a petition with the town council that would give the committee —not Stancil — the final authority on whether to fire Several recent firings of Chapel an employee. Hill employees have been brought The committee includes volunbefore the Personnel Appeals teers from Chapel Committee: Hill and examFeb. 2011: In a split vote, the ines disciplincommittee decides Kerry Bigelow ary issues and employee claims and Clyde Clark, the “Sanitation 2,” of wrongful tershould not be rehired. mination. Feb. 2013: The committee unaniUnder the current process, fired mously decides police officer Kevin employees appeal Lee Thompson should be rehired. to the committee, March 2013: The committee which hears the case and advises unanimously decides police officer the town manChris King should be rehired. ager, but does not have the final say in employee terminations. If the manager’s decision does not match the committee’s, he must explain his reasoning. Last year, Chapel Hill Police Department officer Chris King was fired after using sick leave to take a vacation. Though the appeals committee unanimously decided he should be rehired, Stancil upheld his firing. Recently, Stancil also upheld the firing of police officer Kevin Lee Thompson, whom the appeals committee again unanimously ruled should not have been fired for accepting personal payment for work he did using state equipment while on duty. The town council now plans to re-examine the appeals process in upcoming meetings. Armstrong, who said his branch of the Teamsters represents about 40 Chapel Hill police officers, said the current process is unfair to town employees. “I think when you have a process like that, not only is it a poor process, but it discourages people from filing a grievance,” Armstrong said. King is among the officers represented by Teamsters Local 391. Armstrong said he has spoken to many Chapel Hill employees who are now interested in joining a union after King’s firing.

Fired town employees

See grievances, Page 4

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State tax overhaul proposals take shape
A poll reveals N.C. residents’ dissatisfaction with tax reform proposals.
By Devin Rooney
Senior Writer

After four weeks of “Moral Mondays” protests at the General Assembly and more than 150 arrests, UNC professor Jacquelyn Hall talked to The Daily Tar Heel about why she was among the arrested.

Emboldened by victories in last November’s election, Republicans in both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly have worked for months on separate proposals to overhaul the state’s tax code. But past attempts at comprehensive reform in North Carolina failed — and state residents seem dissatisfied with legislators’ recent efforts. A poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning firm

based in Raleigh, shows that only 14 percent of state residents support the Senate’s tax plan, while 11 percent support the House’s bill, which was introduced last week. Almost half of respondents were undecided about both proposals. Ferrel Guillory, director of UNC’s Program on Public Life, said people often hesitate to embrace tax reform. “Tax reform is something that has been difficult for the Democrats, and it continues to be difficult for the Republicans,” Guillory said. “It’s not surprising that the public doesn’t immediately see a benefit.” Members of both the House and Senate say their reforms make state taxes more fair by cutting the rates for sales taxes, individual income taxes and corporate income taxes.

Competing tax reform plans both move toward a consumption-based tax system that would impose sales tax on more goods and services. Current Tax N.C. House Tax Proposal


Individual income tax e ective 2013-14 N.C. Senate proposals e ective 2016-17 N.C. House proposals e ective 2014-15
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The proposals would make up for those cuts by taxing more goods, like prescription medicine and groceries, and taxing more services. Douglas Shackelford, associate

dean of the MBA@UNC Program, said while the House’s plan is more moderate, both proposals reflect

See tax reform, Page 4

East Chapel Hill High School’s Refugee Outreach club hosted a panel to educate teachers on how to better address the needs of student refugees from Burma.

Hedgepeth search warrants resealed by judge
The records were resealed last week for another 60 days.
By Taylor Greene
Staff Writer

The Board of Trustees met all day Wednesday and will meet again Thursday morning. Visit dailytarheel.com for updates.

The records in the Faith Hedgepeth murder case have once again been sealed. On May 14, Durham County Superior Court Judge Orlando F. Hudson Jr. ordered the records, including all search warrants and 911 calls in the case, to be resealed. The order is applicable for 60 days, at which point the District Attorney’s Office

in Durham will have to release the records or seek another resealing order. “The court finds that there is a preponderance of evidence to believe that the release of the information contained in the court order and application would undermine the ongoing criminal investigation,” the order states. The records have been sealed repeatedly since Hedgepeth was found dead in her apartment the morning of Sept. 7. The Hedgepeth family said they were not specifically informed about the resealing, but Roland Hedgepeth, Faith’s

Hedgepeth Homicide
UNC junior Faith Danielle Hedgepeth was found dead in her apartment on Sept. 7. Since then, law enforcement have released few details in the case: Sept. 10: A Durham County Superior Court Judge sealed the search warrants for the first time. Sept. 26: Chapel Hill police released three redacted recordings of radio traffic in connection with the investigation. Nov. 16: The records were resealed. Jan. 9: With the help of the FBI, Chapel Hill police said they found male DNA at the scene. Jan. 9: The records were resealed again.

See hedgepeth, Page 4

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.
jimmy dugan, “a league of their own” (1992)


Thursday, May 23, 2013


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The nightclub nightmare
From staff and wire reports

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adies, beware. Gentlemen, don’t get any ideas. It’s your typical night out: You’re at a club dancing the night away, and in between songs, you stumble in your stilettos to the ladies’ room for a break from the music — or maybe from that creepy guy who won’t stop gyrating just a little too close. Your safe zone. Not anymore. A nightclub in Glasgow, Scotland, has installed two-way mirrors in its women’s rooms, so when restroom-goers think they’re checking their reflection, they’re being stared at by a group of people in “viewing rooms” — who pay upwards of $1,200 a night for this opportunity. Creepy club gets creepier. “We hoped (it) would act as a talking point,” they actually said.
NOTED. A Taiwanese man who was very, very drunk (we hope) got so angry at his girlfriend for talking about his alcohol abuse that he retreated into the bathroom and cut off his own … well, you know. So be careful with your criticism, ladies. After all, the 1.1 inches the Taiwanese man has left doesn’t leave anybody very happy. QUOTED. “Tweeting your Vines, hashtagging your Spotifys and Snapchatting your YOLOs — your generation needs everything to be about you.” — Stephen Colbert says young people are too self-obsessed. Whatever. Move over, baby boomers. You can take our Social Security. We’ll keep our social media.



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John Claude Bemis on the ‘Clockwork Dark’ trilogy (lecture): John Claude Bemis, award-winning author of the “Clockwork Dark” book trilogy, will give a talk today as part of the Ackland Museum Store’s series on the steampunk movement. The talk is entitled “Steampunk, Southern Folklore and ‘The Clockwork Dark.’” In the talk, Bemis will discuss how he incorporated elements of steampunk archetypes in his “Clockwork Dark” trilogy. There will also be a book signing after the event. The event is free and open to the public. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Ackland Museum Store

ast week, the American Tobacco Friday night concert series in Durham featured the band Solas, a variety of food trucks and other forms of entertainment, including a zip line and face paint. Elodie Mitchell, 7, spent most of her time zipping.


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drink specials. The celebration will take place on the front lawn of the Carolina Inn. This week’s musical guests will be the Franklin Street Band with Mic Mixon. There is no cover charge for the event and no reservations are necessary. The event is open to the public. Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Carolina Inn Movies on the Green film series (film): The Lumina Outdoor Movies series will launch Friday at the Lumina Theatre at Southern Village’s Market Street. The films will be shown Friday and Saturday evenings, with the exception of Friday, May 31. Friday and Saturday’s film will be “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Each film costs $4 and is open to the public. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Lumina Theatre Clay at the End of the Day at Kidzu: Kidzu Children’s Museum will host an art event called “Clay at the End of the Day” aimed at children ages 4-8 years old. The program will be held monthly.

This event will allow children to make clay ornaments. The event is free with admission, which costs $5 for adults or children older than 2 years old and is free for members or children younger than 2 years. Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Kidzu Children’s Museum

Someone broke and entered at 720 Kenmore Road at 11:03 p.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person was banging at a screen door and attempting to enter the residence, reports state. Someone broke and entered at 422 W. Cameron Ave. between 1:05 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person entered the residence through an unsecured door and stole two MacBook laptops valued at $1,500 and $1,300 as well as $50 in cash, reports state. Someone committed larceny at Tarheel Janitorial and Building Inc. at 1800 E. Franklin St. between midnight and 7:39 a.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a utility trailer containing pressure washer equipment valued at $3,000, reports state. Someone committed larceny at Comfort Engineers at 350 Caldwell St. between 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a welder and generator valued at $5,700 and a trailer valued at $700, reports state. Someone discharged a firearm into an unoccupied dwelling at 406 Walnut St. between 5 p.m. and 7:26 p.m. Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person fired a single bullet into the residence, but no damage or injuries were reported. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 919-9682760. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, reports state.

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Friday on the Front Porch: The Carolina Inn has brought back its popular celebration to kick off the end of the work week. Friday on the Front Porch will be held weekly. The event offers live music performances and a picnic menu including beer, wine and


Sundays at Six music series (concert): Southern Village will host Asheville musicians Dana and Sue Robinson on its stage Sunday evening as part of its ongoing Sundays at Six music series. It is suggested that attendees bring chairs. There is no cover charge for the event, which is open to the public. Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location: Southern Village To make a calendar submission, email calendar@dailytarheel. com. Please include the date of the event in the subject line, and attach a photo if you wish. Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day before they take place.


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New generator to make green impact on campus
The generator will be able to convert gas to usable energy.
By Jordan Bailey
University Editor

The University recently took a big, multimillion dollar step toward its goal of reducing its carbon footprint to zero by 2050 — by converting greenhouse gas to energy. In 2009, UNC formed an agreement with Orange County that allowed it to purchase the right to the gas produced at the county’s landfill during garbage decomposition. Now, with the implementation of a new generator, the University can convert that gas into usable energy. “For a considerable period of time there were county commissioners who wanted to harness the methane gas from the landfill,” said Barry Jacobs, chairman of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. “We needed a partner. We looked at whether we could use it to power some of our own buildings, and we found that the University, especially as it was thinking about developing Carolina North, had a similar

interest.” Gayle Wilson, the county’s director of solid waste management, said the University installed extracting wells in the county’s operating landfill as well as in the previously closed landfill where garbage is still decomposing. The gas is collected in a system of pipes and sent to a central location where it is filtered before being sent to a generator on Carolina North’s campus. Phil Barner, UNC’s director of energy services, said the University currently sells the electricity generated to the Duke Energy power grid. But he said they expect to use it to heat buildings at Carolina North, the mixeduse campus planned to open north of UNC’s main academic campus, once they are built. Barner said the entire project cost upwards of $5.5 million, and the generator itself ­ — which was shipped to the University from Austria in April — cost a little more than $1 million. Technological improvements in the last 10 to 15 years have allowed projects like this to be carried out at smaller landfills, Wilson said. Jacobs said the project is environmentally sustainable as well as revenue-generating. “There’s an advantage — in

More food trucks may serve in Chapel Hill
Despite lower fees, some trucks still hesitate to come to town.
By Anna Long
Staff Writer

dth/kaki pope The new generator at Carolina North will convert landfill methane gas into energy as part of its first multimillion-dollar project.

terms of just being more environmentally sustainable — in reducing the methane gas that’s polluting the neighborhood and our environment at large,” Jacobs said. “And also it’s an opportunity to generate some revenue from a resource that otherwise might not yield any more return.” Jacobs also said Carolina North plans to incorporate a lot of green space into its developing campus, and there may be as much green space as the size of Central Park in Manhattan.

“(That) is also important in a community that is growing as much as ours,” he said. “Those kinds of contributions, which may seem more subtle, are equally important.” Barner said the University has been working toward reducing its carbon footprint in other ways, such as reducing the amount of energy used in buildings and burning more gas instead of coal. Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

thrifty business

dth/Brennan cumalander The construction of the new Carrboro PTA Thrift Shop building is steadily progressing. The store aims to reopen in early October.

The PTA Thrift Shop is making progress on construction.
By McKenzie Coey
Staff Writer

People who miss searching for that perfect secondhand sweater will be happy to hear the Carrboro PTA Thrift Shop is one step closer to opening. The reconstruction of the thrift shop, which benefits public school Parent Teacher Associations in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, made progress with the delivery of steel to the construction site this month. Matt Pennachi, the shop’s director of community relations, said the construction on the store, located on Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro, is estimated to be finished in early October, when the shop anticipates getting its certificate of occupancy. “This is the point where things start to take the shape and it starts to go vertical,” he said. “Once the steel is in place, you can go by the site every day and see something notice-

ably different in the progress of the building.” The new building will offer more space for retail and storage in addition to a third floor, which will be rental space, he said. He said the new building will make selling and buying simpler. “Our old building had gotten to a point where it was no longer economical to continue to refurbish that building,” he said. “It will not only be easier for donors to drop off their donations, it will be easier for our staff to process and store the donations and to get it out on the retail sales floor more quickly.” The construction is broken into two phases and will cost an estimated $5 million. The update has been in the works for more than three years, Pennachi said. Project manager Dana Trent, who assists with fundraising, said more than $427,000 has been raised toward the ultimate goal of $1 million. The money has come from individuals, community members, local businesses and grants, she said. “We are nearly halfway there, which is

phenomenal,” Trent said. Trent said she was amazed with the amount of money raised. “The PTA Thrift Shop has never raised money before. This is the first time in its 61-year history it has asked for money,” she said. “We want the community to continue to contribute.” Edward LaFrage, a PTA Thrift Shop customer from Salisbury, said he visits the shop a couple times each year with his dad. “My dad likes the books, and at the old location they had the downstairs with all of the books, and he would stay in there,” LaFrage said. A cashier at the shop, Condra Jones, said she loves the customer service aspect of the job. She said there are fewer employees at the temporary location, which allows her to be more personal with customers. “That friendly customer side to get to know people intimately has been fun while being at this location,” she said. Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

Food trucks may soon begin rolling into Chapel Hill, now that the town council has made changes to its restrictions. Last week, the council voted unanimously to reduce the annual regulatory fee for food trucks from $600 to $200. The new amendments will also allow trucks to cater and to participate in special events like food truck rodeos in town. Currently, only one truck — Baguettaboutit, which serves sausages wrapped in French bread — is licensed to operate in Chapel Hill. But owners of other food trucks said they now expect that to change. Tracy Livers, an owner of the Olde North State BBQ truck, said her business is planning to expand services to neighborhoods and events in Chapel Hill. “I am very excited about the new rules,” Livers said. “The steep fee and limited lots to park made it difficult to do business in Chapel Hill.” Olde North State BBQ currently operates regularly in six nearby towns, including Durham and Raleigh. Livers said she is looking forward to working in Chapel Hill. “We have been able to work with a few schools on fundraisers so far and hope this will lead to more and more business in Chapel Hill,” she said. Chapel Hill residents should also be on the lookout for the American Meltdown truck, which serves cheesy melts and specialty sandwiches. “I think there’s a lot of excitement in the general food truck community,” owner Paul Inserra said. “I think it makes it easier for trucks. There’s new locations, new spaces.” Inserra said he is happy about the reduced fees and believes Chapel Hill has a good market for food trucks. He said trucks will excite customers and add to the downtown area. “Chapel Hill has some of the best foot traffic in the Triangle,” he said. “There are always people out on Franklin and Rosemary going to and from Carrboro.” Despite excitement in the food truck community, some truck owners said they are still hesitant to extend business to Chapel Hill. Jody Argote, owner of Parlez-Vous Crêpe, which operates regularly in Carrboro and at special events, said she is wary of venturing to Chapel Hill because available lots are not appealing. Argote said she is pleased with the business they have done outside of Chapel Hill. “It’s not just a matter of fees, it’s a matter of having a good market and a good location with ample parking that’s accessible for those with disabilities,” Argote said. “That was something that I was not pleased with (in Chapel Hill).” Chela Tu, a co-owner of the Chirba Chirba Dumpling truck, said she is also concerned about the lack of space to operate in Chapel Hill but she does see potential for fundraisers and special events in town. “As a food trucker, I believe food trucks have the power to bring people together to create a space for a community to hang out and enjoy each other and food, but it’s a different space than Durham,” Tu said. “It’s a much more limited space for us to operate, and there’s a lot of direct competition from restaurants.” Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

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UNC partnership to help underprivileged students
A new partnership will help low-income students attend UNC.
By Allie Henrickson
Staff Writer

In an effort to increase college completion rates for students from underserved communities, UNC has paired with the Knowledge Is Power Program. KIPP is a public charter school program created to give students from lowincome families a chance for success in college. The program started with

47 students in Houston, Texas, and is now a network of 125 schools across the nation. “KIPP is based on this idea that if kids work hard and dream big, then they can go to college and have great opportunities in life,” said Steve Mancini, KIPP’s director of public affairs. “We want to see our kids have the same college completion rates as kids from more affluent backgrounds, and that’s why we’re forming these partnerships with universities.” Nineteen of the program’s alumni currently attend UNC, and starting in the fall, the University will recruit and

“Our students celebrate the successes of one another and learn from one another.”
Stephen Farmer,
vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions

enroll five program alumni every year. UNC will cover all of their financial needs. Tammi Sutton, executive director of the KIPP school in Gaston, N.C., said paying for college is one of the greatest challenges for her students. “The partnership will benefit KIPP students by providing financial assistance, which is one of the biggest hurdles our students have to overcome,” she said.

Mancini said UNC will also provide mentorships with upperclassmen, which UNC students will be able to receive work study money for. “By partnering with KIPP, UNC is making a real statement that prestigious colleges should be made available to all who are qualified, regardless of their background,” he said. UNC is the first public university in the state to partner with the program.

“We hope UNC will attract other schools to the partnership,” Sutton said. Duke University and Davidson College already have partnerships in place. The Gaston chapter of the program was opened in 2001 in a peanut field in Gaston, N.C., and now offers grades 5-12. “It’s pretty incredible that this school started 12 years ago from a peanut field and instead of producing peanuts, it’s producing highly talented academic students,” Mancini said. KIPP Gaston was the first branch of the program in the state, and was joined by KIPP Charlotte in 2007.

Stephen Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions, said UNC has enrolled many KIPP students in the past. He said he believes becoming formal partners will be a good opportunity for the University. “Our students celebrate the successes of one another and learn from one another,” he said. “So having KIPP students on campus who are thriving will definitely have a positive impact on the fortunes of others here.” Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com.


Thursday, May 23, 2013
as he’s making his final decisions,” Storrow said. “I know that our manager, based on the current conversations in town, is definitely thinking about how our appeals process works and is contemplating if there are ways to adapt the current process.” Chapel Hill resident Eugene Farrar has volunteered with the Personnel Appeals Committee for about a year. Though he would not comment on any specific case, he did say the committee’s recommendations should factor into Stancil’s decisions. “I think we should have According to the N.C. Department of Revenue, tax exemptions for groceries and prescription medicine totaled more than $1 billion in fiscal year 2011-12. Durham resident Zelda Spivey said most of her monthly costs go to prescriptions and groceries. Taxes on those goods would mean she would face some tough choices, she said. “I would have to skip some (medicine) one month to get food,” she said. Gene Nichol, director of UNC’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, said reforms would lower quality of life for lower-income families and benefit wealthier ones. “(Republicans) have this mantra that they’ll never raise taxes, except in one circumstance — to increase the happened,” he said. But Hedgepeth said he remains confident the investigation is moving forward. “If they are either continually eliminating people or whatever they may be doing, I would assume that it is some type of progress.” A spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police Department said they are in frequent contact with the Hedgepeth family about the case. “We are trying to keep them involved as much as we possibly can without compromising the investigation,” police spokesman Joshua Mecimore said.

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more of an impact on the decisions,” Farrar said. “I mean, that’s why we’re there — to give the town another perspective on these decisions.” He added that as volunteers, serving on the committee is a significant time commitment for members. He said it was meaningful to him when he could tell his work was having an effect. “It encourages us to continue to do what we do if we see that we are having some kind of impact on decision making,” he said. Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com. taxes of people making about $35,000 a year with kids who are working,” he said. Roy Cordato, an analyst at the conservative John Locke Foundation, said if reform legislation passes this session, it will likely be a compromise between the House’s tax bill and the Senate’s version. Senate leaders said they plan to formally introduce their tax proposal after they pass a final budget in coming weeks. Guillory said the proposals will continue to develop as legislators incorporate feedback from Gov. Pat McCrory and the public. “Mostly it’s important that the legislature have all the options on the table.” Contact the desk editor at state@dailytarheel.com. Amy Locklear Hertel is the director of the UNC American Indian Center, an organization in which Faith Hedgepeth was heavily involved while on campus. Hertel said she was saddened by the resealing, but she remains hopeful that the investigation would move forward. “We’re confident they’re doing their jobs,” she said. “Hopefully there will be a resolution to the case. We are looking forward to that resolution sooner rather than later.” Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

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East Cobb won the tournament. he remembers Washington when he’s draft-eligible again in 2015. But he almost went 79th overall to the Cleveland Indians, who made him an offer just shy of seven figures. It wasn’t worth it. “I don’t think I was ready,” Bolt admitted. “I really don’t. Had I not come to school, I’d have been in pro ball out in Florida or Arizona, not necessarily getting the nutrition I need on an individual level. Just thrown into the grind.” Gaining weight the right way will be crucial for Bolt. He’s skinny, and adding some weight should elevate his power and help him adjust to pro ball. “If he stays healthy and puts on the weight he needs to, I don’t think it’s gonna take long for him to make it to the big leagues,” Hood said. So Bolt traded a signing bonus for what he hopes will be a long-term payoff. He came to North Carolina, a family environment where he won’t get lost in the shuffle. At UNC, Bolt can emulate Moran and ace Kent Emanuel, who built themselves into two of the NCAA’s best players after putting on upwards of 20 pounds at Carolina. “When you look at the strength, weight and physical progression of those two guys since they’ve been here, there’s no doubt in my mind that’ll be Skye in 12 to 18 months,” Mike Bolt said. Yes, those who have watched Bolt play recognize how bright his future is. It’s why Hood said, “His tools translate not only to professional baseball, but to a very top prospect, and possibly a very, very high draft pick.” And it’s why Fox said, “I’m looking forward to coaching him for the next two-and-ahalf years,” and didn’t mean three-and-a-half — he knows Bolt is likely going pro after his junior season. Of course, the “if he stays healthy” qualifier is always there. So much depends on those four words. The broken foot was a fluke, but nevertheless a reminder of how things can go wrong. That doesn’t stop Bolt from visualizing himself as a major leaguer every day. “I’m gonna play Major League Baseball on a 25-man roster,” Bolt said. “I fully expect myself to play 162 games for one of the 30 ballclubs.” Maybe it’s destiny. In a 2001 Ingles supermarket commercial, a 6-year-old Skye Bolt looks up openmouthed at Greg Maddux as the Braves great gives him pitching tips. “At Ingles,” Maddux says, “one quick stop is all you need to feed a whole roster of future big leaguers.” He didn’t know the truth of what he’d said. Contact the desk editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

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over,” he recalled. “And they said, ‘Just let him go.’” He hasn’t stopped.


“I’ve spoken with firefighters, public works employees, and they have shown interest in either joining the Teamsters or another union,” he said. The council will discuss Armstrong’s petition at a meeting in the coming weeks. Councilman Lee Storrow, who acts as council liaison for the committee, said the current process allows the manager to incorporate committee recommendations into his decisions. “I know our manager definitely considers the thoughts of the personnel committee

Finding strength
It’s March 17, two days after Miami handed UNC its first loss of 2013, and Bolt draws a cross in the dirt and steps up to the plate against the Hurricanes. With two outs in the eighth inning of a 1-1 game, Bolt launches a series-winning three-run homer deep into the Chapel Hill night — his biggest hit of the year. Bolt draws that cross with his bat every at-bat. It carries a lot of weight. “There are several meanings behind the cross,” said Bolt’s father, Mike. “Giving him balance, giving him confidence. Strength. Security. Safety.” Skye Bolt started drawing it at age 15, when he got serious about switch-hitting. He had never batted lefty in a game, so he turned to God. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna need your help on this one,’” Bolt said. “Because it was my first time doing it, you know?” But the roots of Bolt’s switch-hitting run deeper, back to Woodstock, Ga., where he grew up watching the Atlanta Braves. Bolt idolized switch-hitting Chipper Jones, and Chipper made his way into Bolt’s game — in his home run trot, his visible confidence, his left-handed stance and swing. “You’ve got to see my dorm room now,” Bolt said. “I’ve got all the articles from this past year,, anything he’s said as far as style and approach to hitting.” Playing in his backyard and mimicking Jones, a young Bolt turned into a switchhitter. Too strong on his right side to comfortably swing a wiffleball bat, he developed a whip-like lefty swing that internalized Jones’ tendencies. Of course, his swing has evolved, with the help of his dad — a former college ballplayer — and hitting coaches. Bolt even hit lefty his entire 16-year-old season to eliminate the gap between sides. But the residue of his early years still permeates Bolt’s game — not just in the tics in his stance and swing, but in the way he plays the sport. “He relishes being on the field and playing — and playing like a little kid, playing like a Little Leaguer,” Fox said. “He’ll tell you after a big game, ‘That was fun,’ and he means it. It’s refreshing to see that, and he kind of exudes it.” So moments like the home run against Miami are culminations that show the results of Bolt’s long development. The real culmination, though, hasn’t happened yet.

Recovering from injury
Bolt ambles into the UNC student union, a walking boot on his foot and a smile on his face. It’s April 16, and he’s just learned that he’ll be out four weeks with a fractured metatarsal. It’s an unlucky injury — a ball fouled off his back foot. But hobbling around campus, Bolt is still smiling. Coach Mike Fox called that smile his best quality. “I have never seen him — knock on wood — I’ve never seen him when he hasn’t had a bounce to his step and a smile on his face.” Fox said. “And that’s rare.” If a broken foot can’t get rid of that smile, maybe Fox can stop knocking. Even right after the injury, Bolt wasn’t down on himself — he was mad, and he was focused. “(I’m) just pissed,” Bolt said in a text message that night. “I’ll come back stronger.” His first at-bat after the injury, Bolt singled. Then he stole second. He’s resilient. And Juerod Roberts, 17-year-old Bolt’s travel ball coach with the East Cobb Braves, said he’s seen it himself. At a tournament in Florida that summer, Bolt — whom Roberts called the team’s centerpiece — got drilled in the arm by a pitch in the quarterfinals. It swelled up so much, he couldn’t grip a bat. By the semifinals, it wasn’t better. So Roberts told him to fake-bunt, all at-bat, every at-bat. After all, Bolt was a respected player, and East Cobb’s opponents never knew he couldn’t swing. “The first at-bat? Fake bunt. The full at-bat,” Roberts said with a laugh. “And can you believe he walked?” The Braves advanced, but the finals were the same day, and their centerpiece could still barely hold a bat. Roberts told Skye to be careful. So Bolt didn’t swing in batting practice. But in the second inning, Bolt decided to cut loose. “How about, first pitch — pow! Over the scoreboard.”

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legislators’ belief that taxes impact economic growth. “If you believe that business activity — hiring workers, expanding your operations and so on — is highly responsive to the taxes that are levied, then ... a reduction in the income tax would account for an expansion in the economy,” he said. “I think it’s a right move in the direction of taxing services more like we tax goods.” But Alexandra Sirota, director of the Budget and Tax Center at the N.C. Justice Center, said both plans would place heavier burdens on low- and middle-income taxpayers, who spend the highest proportions of their income.

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father, said he was not surprised. “I don’t know how much longer this is going to go on, but my understanding is that they have to convince a judge that it is of utmost importance to the case, so I have to assume that the judges know what they’re doing,” Hedgepeth said. He said the family is doing as best as they can given the situation. “At this point, about as well as can be expected, considering that we know absolutely nothing, still, about what

Looking forward
Bolt’s already been drafted, by the Washington Nationals in the 26th round. It was a good-faith gesture, so that

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Thursday, May 23, 2013


Women’s lacrosse heads to Final Four
UNC will face Northwestern in Pennsylvania Friday.
By Aaron Dodson
Staff Writer

For the third time in the last four years, the No. 3 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team will face No. 2 Northwestern in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. And while UNC fell in its first two Final Four matchups against Northwestern, the Tar Heels picked up a win against the defending national champions and then-No. 1 Wildcats 11-8 earlier this season. But for coach Jenny Levy, the regular season victory holds little weight, given Northwestern’s tournament experience and how far both teams have come since that February game. UNC will approach Friday’s game in Villanova, Pa., with

fresh eyes, Levy said. “They have been in this situation more than we have, and so at some level we’re going in as the underdog — the defending national champ against some kids that have really proven they know how to win,” she said. “Looking at the game in February probably isn’t in our best interest.” While the Tar Heels have put the regular season victory in the back of their minds, senior midfielder Kara Cannizzaro said she still anticipates the Wildcats to head into Friday’s game with a chip on their shoulders after the loss. Given the offensive efficiency that UNC has displayed recently, Northwestern will be looking to put a clamp on a strong UNC attack. The Tar Heels have found the net 32 out of 58 times in their first two tournament games against Loyola and Virginia. And although Cannizzaro and junior attacker Abbey Friend have

led UNC offensively all season and in the tournament, with a combined 17 goals and seven assists in two games, six other Tar Heels have also tallied at least one goal each in the postseason. “They have way too many weapons to be able to focus in on one or two people, so we just have to make sure that we play good team defense and back each other up,” Northwestern coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said in a teleconference on Monday. While the Tar Heels have never defeated Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament, 2011 was the last time the UNC fell to the Wildcats in the Final Four. Friend, who was a freshman at the time, said she remembers the game all too well, but this time around, the team is seeking a different outcome. “We’re hoping that the win in the beginning of the year — and just our successful season so far — can kind of push us over top of them this year,”

about the game
The Tar Heels have a bit of a history with Northwestern in the Final Four. Some things to know before the game Friday: The game will be played in Villanova, Pa., and can be watched on ESPN3 at 5 p.m. When the teams met earlier this season, UNC handed the No. 1-ranked Wildcats an 11-8 loss. Northwestern has knocked UNC out of the NCAA Tournament three out of the last four years. UNC has made the Final Four four out of the last five years. dth/anna cantwell Senior midfielder Kara Cannizzaro dribbles the ball down the field during Saturday’s win against Virginia in the quarterfinals.

Friend said. Levy said the Final Four is not where she would like her team to end its storied season. “It’s where we want to be,

but our destination is not just to get to the Final Four,” Levy said. “We’d like to be in a position and create an opportunity for ourselves to play on

that last day and compete for the national title.” Contact the desk editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

A season’s end for four UNC sports teams
By Max Miceli and Andrew Tie
Staff Writers

Four North Carolina teams suffered losses in tournament play last weekend that brought their seasons to an end. With games over for the year, The Daily Tar Heel looked back at the seasons that have now ended.

Women’s tennis season tops program history
The North Carolina women’s tennis team had one of its best seasons in program history. Early in the year, the team captured the program’s first national championship at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championships. That win catapulted the

Tar Heels into a No. 1 ranking that the team would hold for much of the season. They finished the regular season with only two losses, to Florida and Virginia. The ACC named senior Gina Suarez-Malaguti Player of the Year and Brian Kalbas Coach of the Year. In the postseason, UNC fell to Miami in the ACC Championships semifinal, but headed into the NCAA tournament ranked No. 2 overall. The ranking tied the 2010 team for highest seed in program history. But despite a strong regular season showing, the team lost to No. 7 UCLA in the quarterfinals Sunday.

Men’s lacrosse ends win streak in quarterfinals
Coming into the 2013 sea-

son, it was clear the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team would be able to put points on the board. But the Tar Heels had a 3-3 record after losing two onegoal games and lost both times they failed to score 10 points. But from that point on, the Tar Heels refused to lose. Winning nine straight games going into the NCAA Tournament, the Tar Heels took out a top-ranked Maryland and won an ACC championship. The team started its title run on a tear, too. In the first round of postseason play, UNC dominated Lehigh with a 16-7 win. In the quarterfinals, a quick 6-0 start for the Tar Heels made it look like UNC would cruise to its first Final Four in 20 years — but a second-half surge by the Denver Pioneers was too much for

the Tar Heels, who ended their season with a 12-11 loss.

UNC softball ends rocky season at regionals
The North Carolina softball team started its season ranked No. 22 in the nation, and it showed promise early on with a win against a No. 10-ranked Louisiana State. But as the season moved forward, the Tar Heels fell from their ranking after three losses at the Aggie Classic. As the season progressed, a nine-game win streak put UNC back in the rankings at No. 24, but a series loss to N.C. State helped push it out of the ranks yet again. Entering the ACC tournament, the Tar Heels’ playoff fate was up in the air, and they knew a strong performance could solidify

their spot in the NCAA Tournament. Though UNC would lose to Florida State in the ACC Tournament semifinal, a firstround win against Georgia Tech was enough to earn the team a trip to the NCAA Regional in Eugene, Ore. There, two straight losses to Wisconsin and Oregon knocked them out of the tournament.

Strong start not enough for men’s golf in Tempe
The North Carolina men’s golf team’s semester started in Rio Grande, where it played in the Puerto Rico classics. And though the No. 36 Tar Heels ended their first day in a respectable seventh place out of 15, the Tar Heels finished the classic in 12th place. UNC proved it could

win going into the ACC Championships, after it placed first in a field that included N.C. State at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate. But the momentumbuilding win at the intercollegiate wasn’t enough for the Tar Heels come ACC Championship time. There, the team placed seventh out of 11 and shot five over par. Despite their performance in the ACC Championships, the Tar Heels started their NCAA regional run tied for fourth place after one day. All they needed was to place fifth to move on. But a third-round, 11-overpar performance ended the Tar Heels’ season, and they finished ninth in their regional in Tempe, Ariz. Contact the desk editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.


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Steampunk show merges art, fantasy
The Ackland Museum see the show Time: Regular store hours Store is showcasing until July 13 the artistic genre. Location: Ackland Museum
By James Butler
Staff Writer

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Steampunk has invaded the Ackland Museum Store. The artistic genre — which takes the lens of steam technology to traditional science fiction — now covers the shelves in the store. Since May 10, “Steamworks: Art, Stories & Adornments” has exposed people to the genre by displaying steampunk-inspired artwork, including jewelry, masks and small insect pieces, in addition to more traditional paintings and drawings. “(The show) kind of goes into art, fashion and writing,” said Alice Southwick, manager of the Ackland Museum Store. “We called it ‘Steamworks’ because there are a few of these artists, while they often show in steampunk shows, who don’t necessarily consider them-

selves steampunk artists.” The show, which runs until July 13, expands the worldview of steampunk from standard art forms into jewelry, dress and music. “Steamworks” also features events from local artists, including a book signing with John Claude Bemis, author of “The Clockwork Dark” trilogy, on Thursday. “We try to find a local component wherever we can, to find the really good local artists,” Southwick said. Madelyn Smoak is a local jewelry artist whose work, made primarily of tin and metal, was also featured. The styles and placements of her pieces often seem to draw from fantasy, but fantastical elements aren’t her only influ-

ence. “Once in a while, when I least expect it, like when I am driving or about to go to sleep, I see pictures of things I might create,” Smoak said in an email. “These pictures seem to hover in a space behind my forehead. If I like them, I will usually make a quick rough sketch before they disappear.” Elwira Pawlikowska, a Polish artist featured in the show, said she finds inspiration in a variety of places. “Classes about history of architecture and classes about architectural design were very inspiring to me,” Pawlikowska said in an email. Southwick said steampunk is more than just fantasy. “When we looked at this stuff, there was not just romanticism but also humor too,” she said. “You know that these pieces don’t really exist, but the humor in them is that

dth/kate heckman The thematic genre of steampunk has invaded the Ackland Museum Store as part of “Steamworks.”

they could ... It’s really a mind trip.” Southwick said she hopes the show exposes both steampunk enthusiasts and newcomers to the genre. She said while planning the event, they had students in mind.

“It was a little bit in homage to the kids who were graduating,” Southwick said. “We opened just that Friday before graduation, and we did get a lot of students who came in with their families.” Ultimately, Southwick

stressed one thing. “I hope people will have fun,” she said. “Maybe they will learn something, maybe they will be inspired.” Contact the desk editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013


Towns talk budgets with residents
Citizens spoke out at hearings in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
By Lauren Grady and Cammie Bellamy
Staff Writers

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Chapel Hill residents focus on library hours
At a hearing Monday, Chapel Hill residents raised a number of issues, including youth services and funding for the Chapel Hill Public Library. The proposed budget includes a 2-cent tax increase, a 2-percent pay adjustment for town employees to be implemented in October and funds for hauling solid waste to Durham, among other costs. Some citizens voiced concerns about the need

The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro sought community input this week with two public hearings on their proposed budgets for the fiscal year 2013-14. Between proposed tax increases and reduced library hours in Chapel Hill and new parking options in Carrboro, local citizens had plenty to

for greater youth services in Chapel Hill, such as an improved teen center. “Without the support of the town and dedicated program funding, it is difficult to service the youth as deserved,” said Gabby Abrams of Chapel Hill. Many speakers also encouraged returning weekly library hours from 54 to the pre-renovation rate of 68. Evelyn Daniel, a volunteer tour guide and member of the Chapel Hill Library Board of Trustees, commented on the benefits lost by cutting the library’s hours. “The library stands empty 14 hours a week when it used

to be open,” Daniel said. “We know from many economic studies that one tax dollar invested in a public library returns five or six times that amount in direct economic benefit to the community.” Chapel Hill resident Karen Curtin spoke about her 17-year-old son who, after being recruited to move books to the new library space, began going there regularly to study with friends. “The library is a gathering place for the town of Chapel Hill,” Curtin said. “What other place do we have in Chapel Hill where every single person can have a need met? There’s no other place in

this town that has that.”

Carrboro citizens discuss parking and housing
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen heard citizen feedback on its proposed $28.3 million budget for the coming year. Proposed in Carrboro’s budget are such items as a 1.9-percent pay adjustment for town employees and new sidewalk projects. Carrboro resident Heidi Perry spoke about the need for upkeep of the town’s new parking lot, as well as adequate space for bicycle parking. “If you really want people

to arrive by bike ... this would be a good time to think about that,” Perry said. Also at Tuesday’s meeting was Community Home Trust director Robert Dowling. Dowling spoke to aldermen about the benefits of funding Community Home Trust, which provides low-income people in Orange County with reduced-cost homes. Dowling said Carrboro has provided the nonprofit with $34,000 for the last five years. In the proposed budget for next year, the town manager has proposed $35,000. Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

Q&A with author and professor Daniel Wallace
UNC English professor and author of “Big Fish” Daniel Wallace just published his newest novel, “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” which follows the story of two sisters who live in a mythical town and who are polar opposites of each other. Staff writer Kathryn Muller spoke with Wallace about the inspiration for his book and his writing process. and so, of course, I would try to create that similarly in my own book.

DTH: What stood out to you as the most difficult part of the writing process for “The Kings and Queens of Roam?” DW: This novel is much more complex than my other books. This has two storylines that are alternating, but each has to have relevance to the other — they can’t just be two different stories. Then, having all that together, I had to write an ending to the book that brought it all together, and it took me a really long time to figure out what that ending was. DTH: Why are eyes and eyesight recurring themes in your work?

DAILY TAR HEEL: Where did your inspiration for “The Kings and Queens of Roam” come from? DANIEL WALLACE: I don’t really believe in inspiration. When this book started, I wrote a kind of free writing exercise that I do all the time — where I start writing and see what comes out — and the very first paragraph of the book happened, and I liked it. But I didn’t know what came after it. Stories, at their bottom, are just a series of logical events

dth/claire mayes UNC English professor Daniel Wallace, author of “Big Fish,” recently published a new novel, “The Kings and Queens of Roam.”

and consequences based on actions, no matter what the novel is. And so studying that paragraph, I started to see what the effects and consequences of it were. It broke open after about a year and I was able to see what happened next.

DTH: What do you find most attractive about the short chapter style? DW: Personally as a reader, I always have liked the ability to rest. And what those shorter pieces do is force you to stop and think about it. I really prefer that as a reader Another season’s end

DW: When I was in sixth grade, I had a friend who had a glass eye. We were in the same class together, and he would raise his hand almost every day and he would say, “Mrs. Flowers, may I go wash my eye?” This filmy gunk grew in the corners, so she would say, “Of course you can go wash your eye,” and then he would ask for me to come with him. So I would go to the bathroom with him and watch him take out his eye and run it under the tap and then dry it off with a paper towel and put it back in his eye. I didn’t do anything for him; he just didn’t want to do it all by himself. And that was buried for a long time, and then once I remembered what had happened it became kind of a big

part of my life.

DTH: Are you working on any other projects at the moment? DW: I’ve been doing some screenplays. One of them is looking for a director and the other one is being cast now. The name of the movie is “My Father’s Leg,” but it’s based on a short film I wrote called “Two-Legged Rat Bastards.” And I’ve got another novel that I’m working on and I hope to finish this summer — it’s a funny novel about a ­ sad man.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

By Virginia Niver, vniver@live.unc.edu

The Daily Tar Heel

“(We’re doing) about as well as can be expected, considering that we know absolutely nothing, still, about what happened.”
Roland Hedgepeth, on his daughter’s homicide investigation

Megan Cassella
Summer Editor Sophomore journalism and global studies major from Laurel, Md. Email: megancassella@gmail.com

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“But a ‘Gun Free Zone’ by definition isn’t. It’s one where only the bad guys will have guns. It’s really a ‘Protection Free Zone.’”
Marc, on allowing guns in locked cars on UNC-system campuses

Holding UNC to a higher standard

Affordable housing crisis affects all of us
TO THE EDITOR: The swiftly vanishing prospect of affordable housing will affect many in the Chapel Hill community, including students and employees of the University. Of the 30,000 students at UNC, 17,500 live off campus. 56 percent of all the housing in Chapel Hill is rentals. Despite these numbers, there is still a dearth of safe and decent housing for those who cannot afford luxury apartments. As recently as spring semester, nearly 1,200 residents were displaced when an apartment complex was leveled, and another is set to be demolished this summer not far from campus in order to build apartments for higher-income renters. What these trends mean for those in the Chapel Hill community is that many working families will not be able to afford decent housing while the rents for students will continue to go up. One of the many examples of abuses that occur on a regular basis are coercive lease-signings where tenants are intimidated into signing early lease renewals and are then subjected to exorbitant rent hikes. This is a problem for everyone: for your friend thinking of moving off campus next year and for the people who prepare your food in the dining halls. Nicole Bauer Graduate student History The experiences I’ll value most extend well outside the walls of the classrooms I spent so much time in. It’s Gio running “the punt” back. It’s participating in monumental events like Dance Marathon. It’s that moment of disbelief when the coach’s son from Duke hit a three-pointer that left the Dean Dome in a silence I’m confident I’ll never witness again. It’s making connections that you’re confident will last a lifetime. It’s living in dorms where somehow a room the size of a shoebox feels just like home. It’s Franklin Street on the weekend where the town truly comes alive. I am forever indebted to UNC for the opportunities and relationships this school has afforded me. My only regret is that my time here has to come to a close. So long UNC and the class of 2013, you will be sorely missed. John Ansbro Exercise and sport science ’13


ormer Chancellor James Moeser said Friday he’s angry with the media for targeting UNC and mocking the Carolina Way, tarnishing its nobler purpose by taking “pleasure in bringing people down.” I get it. This University that he’s a part of — and was once the public face of — has recently undergone a series of devastating scandals that made national headlines. You could say that’s the media’s fault — for exposing the University in that way, for hanging its dirty laundry out the window for everyone to see. But I disagree. It’s the media that has simply brought some things to light that shouldn’t have happened, shouldn’t have stayed behind closed doors. And it’s brought them into a venue where now, in my own optimistic opinion, they can be addressed, with greater transparency and accountability. As student journalists at The Daily Tar Heel, we’re charged with an interesting dual responsibility — one that asks us to stay objective and detached in our reporting on the University while still remaining a part of it. Even within that role, I love UNC as much as anyone else. I have the stickers on my car windows, the old acceptance letter yellowing in my room at home. But that love doesn’t have to be unconditional. It shouldn’t be. Being a student or a fan of the University isn’t mutually exclusive of being a critic. Unearthing bad news isn’t targeting the school. Exposing the truth and fulfilling the public’s right to know isn’t slandering an oft-touted motto. And not carrying out our dual role wouldn’t be doing a favor. It’d be a disservice. It would allow things like the mistreatment of housekeepers or the alleged mishandling of sexual assault cases to remain hidden in the shadows, tucked behind our shouted adoration for this institution. In his interview, Moeser said the Carolina Way stems from “the idea of achieving excellence while maintaining the highest level of ethics, fair play and playing within the rules.” But the definition should stretch beyond that. It should be less about putting up a front of high standards and good ethics and more about maintaining them, even in the face of controversy. In its purest form, that’s what the media does. It challenges the University to remain accountable, asks it to meet the high standards it touts. It questions and seeks the truth, then delivers it. It keeps the University playing fairly and within the rules. It’s optimism and a belief in this University that fuels the need to challenge its shortcomings and hold it to a higher standard. And regardless of how it turns out, that’s what this media organization will continue to do.

Self-conscious activism
he Moral Monday protests organized by the NAACP in Raleigh have entered their fourth week, and despite rising arrest rates, they show no signs of slowing. The protests have been successful in getting the attention of legislators and other state residents, but activists need to plan and employ a wide range of tactics if they hope to build a lasting movement or bring about real change in the policies of the General Assembly. They must also be wary of unintentionally harming their cause as they proceed with existing tactics. Vocal protestors and direct civil disobedience are effective for drawing press coverage, but aggressive protests and arrests can be alienating to the uninformed public. The protestors at the have so far remained sym-



General Assembly protestors should focus on the issues.

pathetic and have not let their passion for reform inadvertently tarnish their image. But this is an ongoing concern. It will become even more difficult if protests continue without obvious results. Activists need to be committed, but they can’t let their anger get the better of them. The focus should always be on the issues — the harmful policies themselves. The protestors should remain civil and rational to everyone they encounter, even the police officers who make the arrests. They should avoid actions which might give others license to demonize them or write them off as irrational radicals. Focusing exclusively on the issues also keeps the movement from engaging too obviously with the rampant partisanship that defines the current political climate. The movement’s primary goal should be to appeal to the people and tell them why their concerns

affect everyone in North Carolina. Party lines alone should not be enough to stop them from reaching any particular segment of the population. Loud demonstrations in Raleigh will not be enough to fully achieve this goal. Press coverage will quickly fade if tactics begin to get old. The N.C. Student Power Union plans to run weekend programs this summer to educate and equip potential activists throughout the state. This is a step in the right direction, but it’s just a start. Student Power and the NAACP should take advantage of the movement’s energy now and prepare for the future. Their emphasis should be on spurring local involvement throughout the state and decentralizing the push for reform. The movement should not be centered or dependent on specific leaders or protests, but on the people at large and the issues that affect them.

Kvetching board™
kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain To the jackass who tore out the Louis C.K. Rolling Stone article in the UL: thanks for literally stealing away what would have been laughter. To the guy putting temporary tattoos on his chest in a bathroom in Davis: what are you, a 5-year-old girl? To my roommate who stole a 14.2-pound bag of ketchup from Rams, just to see if it was possible: you are the textbook definition of a kleptomaniac. To the person stuck on a Davis elevator ringing the emergency bell: if you were me, you wouldn’t have helped you either. To the girls snickering at my facial hair: no mustache rides for you. Dear summer kvetching board: you’re as barren as my lonely Aunt Gina’s loins. Send your one-to-two sentence entries to opinion@dailytarheel.com, subject line ‘kvetch.’

Waiting to return home
The struggle of the Palestinian refugees should be recognized.


A graduate thinks back over his 4 years
TO THE EDITOR: My experience at UNC is something I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to fully appreciate. As I sit in the pit with a clear Carolina blue sky above me though, it becomes a little clearer.


ast week, Palestinians commemorated the 65th anniversary of Al-Nakba, or “Great Catastrophe,” when more than 700,000 Palestinians from more than 400 villages were dispossessed and expelled from their homes, forced to become refugees in foreign lands. My grandparents’ livelihoods were taken away in 1948, when their villages of Beit Jibrin and Tell etTurmus were systematically destroyed. They found refuge in a small camp in the southern hills of Hebron in the West Bank and have been waiting to return since. More than half of all Palestinians now live outside Palestine. The refugees and their descendants, now more than 5 million, continue to hope for their Right of Return. Yet their plight is often ignored by those who say they support a just and peaceful solution to the conflict. The myth that refugees are an impossible obstacle to peace is just that — a myth. Like many before it, the peace process initiative by

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Secretary of State John Kerry is sure to omit the Palestinian refugees. We deserve better. Any durable solution must address the refugee issue in a just manner to ensure a long and lasting peace. The Palestinian Right of Return is a human right, and to deny it is to deny the Palestinians something they have been waiting on for 65 years. It is ingrained in several international mandates, most directly in United Nations General Assembly resolution 194 from December 1948, which “resolves that (Palestinian) refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace

with their neighbors should be permitted to do so.” Two years after that, Israel adopted its own Law of Return, which said any Jew living in any region of the world may emigrate to Israel and attain immediate citizenship. As a Palestinian refugee, I am offended and baffled by the hypocrisy of those who deny my right to return, yet believe in the validity of the Israeli state. This blatant act of discrimination is but one of many stifling acts committed against the Palestinian people. The Palestinian struggle will persist until justice prevails and the Right of Return is achieved. For 65 years, the Palestinian people have persevered in the face of injustice only to face persistent and oppressive backlash, yet we remain hopeful. The memories of this great tragedy are forever engraved in the veins of every Palestinian and will never be forgotten or erased. In the words of the great Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, “To be a Palestinian means suffering an everlasting hope that has no remedy.”

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Times are a-changin’
Young stars at Sunday’s Billboard Awards like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus got hassled for their megalomaniacal arrogance and ridiculous costumes, but Prince and Madonna took the stage with no controversy. Does this mean the old pros have finally passed the crazy-torch to the next generation of self-obsessed psychopaths?

Wiretap ‘this’
The Department of Justice secretly acquired two months of phone records from the Associated Press last year, and now the entirety of journalism is pissed. It might not seem like a big deal, but to us it’s as if they just murdered our sacred calf and took a year to tell us. We take privacy seriously — whenever we’re not invading yours.

Tighten that belt
The N.C. Senate released its budget proposal for the next year on Sunday. We don’t have to read that closely to know it’s not going to be good for us. But what nonessential corners are left to cut? How high can CCI prices go before the people say, “enough?” Pretty soon we’ll have to go all the way to Franklin for free toilet paper.

All in all it’s been a pretty tragic and horrible week for North Carolina, America and humanity. But on the bright side we’ve finally discovered the dazzlingly brilliant revolution in 21st century communication that is Snapchat. Expect all depressing news in the future to be delivered with a goofy sad face or a photo of our cat.

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