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the london Philharmonic orchestra performed a variety of classical songs tuesday night and will play another, more modern lineup tonight.

night and will play another, more modern lineup tonight. city | page 3 almoSt halFWay Women

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Women now make up 49.9 percent of the workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics. three local women share what it’s like to work in male-dominated fields.

share what it’s like to work in male-dominated fields. university | page 7 coRPoRate caSh Students,

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Students, faculty and town residents discussed a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend money to endorse or attack candidates.

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this day in history

maRch 3, 2005 …

david Gergen, a leading political analyst and former adviser to four presidents, speaks at UNC. the lecture, which was held in hill hall, was titled “eyewitness to Power:

leadership in america.”

Today’s weather

to Power: leadership in america.” Today’s weather Slushy h 48 , l 31 Thursday’s weather So

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5 crossword 7 sports 7 opinion 8 2000 Jan. 27, 1911: UNC defeats Virginia 42-21 for
5 crossword 7 sports 7 opinion 8 2000 Jan. 27, 1911: UNC defeats Virginia 42-21 for

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5 crossword 7 sports 7 opinion 8 2000 Jan. 27, 1911: UNC defeats Virginia 42-21 for
Jan. 27, 1911: UNC defeats Virginia 42-21 for its first win March 4, 1924: UNC
Jan. 27, 1911: UNC defeats
Virginia 42-21 for its first win
March 4, 1924: UNC beats
Alabama 26-16 to cap 26-0
season. The Helms Foundation
later names UNC the season’s
national champions.
March 23, 1957: UNC wins
the NCAA Tournament
championship against Kansas,
54-53.
Dec. 2, 1961: UNC beats
Virginia in coach Dean Smith’s
first game.
Jan. 29, 1972: UNC beats
Maryland for its 1,000th win.
March 29, 1982: Michael
Jordan hits a game-winning
jump shot against Georgetown
to give UNC a 63-62 win.
April 5, 1993: UNC beats
Michigan 77-71 to win the
NCAA Tournament
championship.
Nov. 22, 2003: UNC beats
Old Dominion 90-64 in Roy
Williams’ first game as coach.
April 4, 2005- UNC beats
Illinois 75-70 for NCAA
Tournament championship title.
April 6, 2009- UNC beats
MSU 89-72 for the NCAA
Tournament championship title.
Tuesday- UNC beats Miami.
The win is the program’s
2,000th.
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UNC beats Miami for historic win

PAGE 7: Senior marcus Ginyard posted his first double-double in tuesday’s game with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

By mike ehRlich

SeNior Writer

For two hours on Tuesday night, a North Carolina basketball team was performing what many take for granted as a simple Tar Heel duty: making history. On that night at least, UNC was not a team on the

brink of missing out on the NIT. It was another group writing its chapter in Tar Heel lore. With the 69-62 win against visit-

ing Miami, North Carolina became the second basketball program to win 2,000 games. Mired in a forgettable season,

this young team was a part of some- thing to remember. “It’ll be something that people talk about for hun- dreds of years,” senior Marcus Ginyard said. “Getting 2,000 wins is obviously a huge milestone for the pro- gram, and to be a part of that game — it’s kind of hard to describe, but it’s a great feeling.” On Tuesday, Ginyard and Deon Thompson were not underachieving seniors at the head of an at-times uninspired team. They were decorated veterans who have deliv- ered three ACC regular-season titles and two ACC Tournament titles, made two trips to the Final Four and won an NCAA championship. And they had a unique Senior Night.

“Today was an emotional day,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “It wasn’t just about basketball.

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Ginyard had a double-double in the victory. By the NUMBERS 5 18 DTH ONLINE: view a

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DTH ONLINE: view a slideshow from UNC’s 2000th men’s basketball team win and watch a video this afternoon with highlights from the game and celebration at dailytarheel.com/multimedia.

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Businesses protable in spite of damage

By Sam RindeRman

Staff Writer

After the bars closed early Sunday morning, someone punched the co-owner of B-Ski’s restaurant in the face. The victim, Brad Smith, knows that whether it’s a violent punch, a broken window or a spill of vomit, it’s just a cost of operating a late-night restaurant. And he’s willing to take the risk. Restaurants like B-Ski’s and Qdoba hire security guards and pay liability insurance to curb the risks of after-hours damage. But despite potential damage costs, at Qdoba, where at least one significant inci- dent with a rowdy customer occurs each week, general manager Chuy Butchart said the late-night hours are the most profitable. “Staying open late is good for busi- ness,” he said. “Whether it’s to call the police or calm the customers down, we try to choose the safest ways to solve any issues.” After North Carolina defeated Villanova in a 2009 Final Four game, a drunken cus- tomer broke the window near the North Columbia Street entrance to Qdoba, Butchart said. That cost about $500 to fix, he said. But each weekend night, that blow is softened by a seemingly endless line for burritos and quesadillas. “If the owner is open to keeping the store open late, we are willing to do it,” he said. Smith said the fight at B-Ski’s Sunday stemmed from a group of rowdy men who were arguing near the bathroom when one of them locked himself in. He said the others in the group began to try to kick down the bathroom door, at which point the owners asked the intoxi- cated men to leave the restaurant. “They weren’t exactly coopera- tive when we confronted them,” he said. Smith and his brother were both punched, he said. Smith said fights like this at B-Ski’s, which occur two or three times a year, aren’t enough to shorten his business hours — yet. “If it ever got to the point where we didn’t think it was safe for customers, we wouldn’t stay open,” he said. “We just need to develop tactics to deal with the small percentage of people that cause prob- lems.” Other business owners aren’t as open to dealing with this clientele. Trent Reisberger, a co-owner of Cold Stone Creamery on Franklin Street, said the incidents at other late night restau- rants are good enough reasons for his place to close before downtown bars do.

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runo≠ elections could be discarded

By eliza keRn

aSSiStaNt UNiverSity editor

If a new bill passes Student Congress,

students might have witnessed in February the last student body president runoff in UNC history. Members of the rules and judiciary committee are tweaking legislation that could change the way students elect the

person who serves as their representative to the administration and the voice of the student body. The bill questions whether runoff elec- tions result in a vote that is truly “repre- sentative of the intent of the student body” and proposes a new method. Student Body President Jasmin Jones, who won in 2009 in a runoff election, has

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scalpers feel team’s blues

By c. Ryan BaRBeR

aSSiStaNt UNiverSity editor

One year ago, Jason Cummings found no need to stand outside the Dean Dome to scalp basketball tickets. “Last year, I’d sell them all in advance,” said the 38-year-old Chapel Hill resident. But with the team near a .500 record, Cummings has been forced to show up because fans believe the Tar Heels aren’t. And when he’s able to sell tickets, it’s at a fraction of their $50 face value. “The best thing I can say about this season is it’s over,” Cummings said, as he left for his car with 20 leftover tickets in hand after the tip-off of Tuesday’s game against Miami. Like the spectators inside the Dean Dome, scalpers have suf- fered whiplash after the Tar Heels’ sudden turn of fate from last year’s national championship season.

When you can’t give them away

With demand for tickets as cold as the team’s shooting touch, scalpers have been sent reeling by the record discounts they have no choice but to offer. So long as fans actually want the tickets. “This is so sad, it really is … when you can’t even give ‘em away,” said one scalper. He requested his name not be printed because he said the business is “sketchy.” “I’ve been out here for 30 years, and this is the worst,” he said, before leaving the Feb. 24 game versus Florida State with 12 spare tickets. He added he has made about half of what he earned last year

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Scalper Jason Cummings was selling tickets for $5 each on tuesday night. he said he was glad it was the last home game of the season.

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S tudents gather in the Frank Porter Graham Student

Union just before 8 p.m. Tuesday evening to watch the

Tar Heels take on Miami. The conference matchup

between the Tar Heels and the Hurricanes was Senior Night and marked the end of the home season. UNC won, 69-62.

Police log

n Someone stole a car from a

parking lot between midnight Feb. 23 and 9 p.m. Sunday at Pinegate Circle, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The $3,000 Ford Crown Victoria was recovered intact, except for the $10 steering wheel cover, reports state.

n Someone reported a suspi-

cious white 2000 Ford Econoline van driving through the Southern Village park and ride lot at 1:11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.

n Someone stole gas from the

Wilco gas station at 1213 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at 8:11 a.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.

The person stole $36.88 worth

of gas, reports state.

Rosemary St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The IBM Thinkpad was worth $1,500, reports state.

n Someone stole survey equip-

ment left unattended on the road-

side between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday at the 100 block of South Estes Drive, according to

Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a tripod worth $250 and a mounting bracket worth $300, reports state.

n Someone entered a residence

through its back door between 10

a.m. and 4:54 p.m. Monday at 10 Frances St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a Rolex watch worth $7,000, a Nikon camera worth $600, a PlayStation 3 game system worth $300, two video game controllers collectively worth

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‘corrections Idol’ winner announced

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A ndrew Cashmere is the idol of the Metro West Detention Center.

win in his illustrious career.

Cashmere, 38, impressed a panel of judges of the Doral, Fla., facility

with a self-written song titled “Jesus.” It was the second “Corrections Idol”

“It’s a pleasure to be here and perform,” Cashmere said at the event. The contest was organized by the Inmate Special Events Committee as a way for prisoners to express their creative sides. About 15 prisoners and detainees performed songs, rap and poetry. “When they come here, they feel like they belong,” chief of operations Manny Fernandez said.

NOTED. Three Chicago teens were charged with theft after bragging on Facebook about stealing a statue of Simon from “Alvin and the Chipmunks” from an area movie theater. The Facebook post indicated that the teens planned to return to the theater and steal Simon’s comrade, Theodore. The missing chipmunk statue was found in the basement of one of the suspects.

QUOTED. “A lot of people exercise their dogs in that manner. It’s a joke. I’m not bothered. I knew I’d get three points.” — Paul Railton, 23, a resident of Annfield Plain, England, who was caught by police walk- ing his dog while he rode alongside in his car. He received a $99 fine and three points on his license, pushing him over the limit and causing him to lose his license for six months.

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tasty treats: satisfy your food cravings with some yummy treats made by the kappa pi honorary art Fraternity. they will be having a bake sale throughout the day, so stop by on your way to class and support your fellow schoolmates. time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. location: Franklin street, in front of Bank of america

lunch and art: Bring your lunch and enjoy the company of fellow art lovers while learning about a select piece from the museum’s collection. daniel sherman, a professor of art history, will be discussing the politi- cal, cultural and artistic historical context for the making of edouard manet’s 1871 lithograph “the Barricade.” the art piece is part of the exhibition “war on all Fronts:

art, war and revolution,” which was curated by the students in his First year seminar last semester. admission is free to members ($5 to

non-members). time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. location: ackland art museum

copyright discussion: jocelyn neal will discuss “who wrote the songs: the scandalous role of copyright in early music recordings” in this carolina college for lifelong learning presentation. she will explore some early blues and hillbilly record- ings, then consider where the songs came from, who claimed to have writ- ten them and how these copyrights have impacted a century of music- making. admission is $15 ($5 for general alumni association members). time: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. location: alumni center, royall room

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civil rights history: author john dittmer will speak about using oral history to research civil rights history. dittmer will draw on research he

conducted for his book, “the good doctors: the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care.” lunch will be provided, but seat- ing is limited. please contact reid johnson at (919) 962-5665 to make reservations. time: noon location: love house and hutchins Forum

Playtime: take advantage of an opportunity to volunteer and have fun with some great kids. unc’s circle k club, a community service organization, will be hosting the visit to the n.c. children’s hospital. time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. location: n.c. children’s hospital

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Due to a reporting error, Tuesday’s pg. 9 story, “Students demonstrate against tuition hikes,” misstated former Chancellor James Moeser’s salary for the 2009-10 school year. He earns $390,835. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.

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eve Marie carson scholarship names new 2010-11 director

Junior Katherine Novinski has been named the new director of the Eve Marie Carson Scholarship for the 2010-11 school year. The scholarship provides half

the estimated cost of in-state atten- dance at UNC to two juniors, as well

as up to $5,000 for a summer expe-

rience for both. The scholarship was created to honor the life of former Student Body President Eve Carson, who was killed in March 2008. Carson was committed to the idea of creating a merit scholarship for juniors.

Novinski will lead a committee

in directing the future of the schol-

arship and selecting next year’s recipients. Senior Elinor Benami was named the first scholar, and juniors Caroline Fish and Chase Jones were recently named the scholars for the 2010-11 school year. Current director, senior Thomas Edwards, said he’s excit- ed to have picked Novinski to lead the program. “I’m very excited about it, and I think she’ll do an awesome job,” he said. Edwards said the two are work- ing together to transition the lead- ership, which they hope to complete by early April.

Summer delegations leaving for Rwanda seeking people

Two delegations traveling to Rwanda this summer are seeking members to serve on their teams. Both delegations hope to bring groups of about 15 people on the trips, which will engage in volun- teer work, field research, work- shops and human rights advocacy. The groups will travel as part of the Global Youth Connect Program, whose mission is “empowering youth to advance human rights and create a more just world.” Applications are due by March 12. For more information on program activities, costs, fundraising, finan- cial aid and application information, visit www.globalyouthconnect.org/ participate. Questions can also be directed to contact@globalyouthconnect.org.

Researchers see signs of heart disease in children

A new study released by sci-

entists at UNC shows signs that obese 3-year-olds can show a sign

of future heart disease. Researchers found that children

as young as 3 years old may have high levels of C-reactive protein,

a sign in adults that can predict

heart disease. Scientists associated with the project said they were surprised that the implications of obesity could affect children at such a young age. The scientists also found other indicators of heart disease risk among children ages 6 and 9.

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chapel Hill man is arrested after a high speed chase

A Chapel Hill man was arrested

Tuesday after a high-speed chase on Interstate 40, WRAL reported Tuesday. Randel Levone Riggsbee, 32, was pulled over from a pink Mercury Sedan, a Wake County Sheriff ’s Office spokeswoman said. The car had a Hello Kitty van- ity plate. The chase reached speeds of more than 85 mph, and at least nine police law enforcement vehi- cles were seen chasing the car, according to WRAL. The chase ended when the car took the Airport Boulevard exit in Morrisville, struck an SUV and crashed into a guardrail, police said. This was the second high-speed chase in Wake County this week.

Fire at church Street home caused by errant cigarette

A discarded cigarette caused the

fire that destroyed a home and dis- placed four students Monday, fire marshal Matt Lawrence said. The Chapel Hill Fire Department found evidence of smoking materials on the porch, Lawrence said, which started the fire at 506 Church Street before 3 p.m. Monday. The fire quickly spread from the porch up through the attic space of the wooden house. The damage to the home was val- ued at $100,000 dollars, which is considered a total loss, according to the fire department.

— From staff and wire reports.

to the fire department. — From staff and wire reports. dth/anika anand the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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the London Philharmonic Orchestra captivated a full audience in Memorial hall on tuesday. the orchestra’s first performance at UnC featured music by Beethoven and Brahms; tonight’s will showcase 20th century composers.

cLassIc BeaUTy

soloist’s precision appeals to audience

BY KellY BleSSing

Staff writer

Vladimir Jurowski stepped onto the conductor stand, picked up his baton, and so the magic began. From the first note, the London Philharmonic Orchestra captivated the audience in a full Memorial Hall Tuesday night. With the dim lighting, the musi- cians in all black, and the rich mahog- any-colored sound shell, the feel of the hall was warm and majestic. Though the orchestra is composed of many members with a large age range, the sound they produced was completely unified and fluid. The first piece they played was Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major. This featured 23-year-old Yossif Ivanov as a soloist. In Beethoven’s piece, the soloist does not enter until later in the first move- ment, but when Ivanov did, he brought a new element to the composition. His entry brought a new kind of life to the music, as he climbed up and

down several octaves, taking over the

melody. World-renowned at such a young age, Ivanov delivered a near-perfect

performance. From slower movements

to feverishly fast sections, each note he

played was with precision. His solos were more lively versions of the background music that the orchestra provided. After intermission, the London Philharmonic continued with Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, which not only show-

cased the talent of the entire orchestra together but provided each individual section with an opportunity to shine. The finale of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 combined the quick and furious playing of the violins and violas with the shining notes of the brass section

to create a flourishing finish that reso-

nated throughout Memorial Hall.

Conductor Jurowski of Moscow, Russia, is one of the youngest and most premier maestros in the world right now. In his all-black suit with dark black hair, he conducted the orchestra Tuesday night with immense energy and fervor. His body movements mimicked the emotion and pace of the music. Rarely has an audience been more attentive or quiet while watching

a performance at UNC. They were

immediately enraptured into the world of music.

The mix of young and old listeners

in the audience could feel this energy,

and responded enthusiastically. Both

concertreview

London PhiLharmonic orchestra memoriaL haLL tuesday

review London PhiLharmonic orchestra memoriaL haLL tuesday Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major and Brahms’

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 received standing ovations. Tonight, the orchestra will play a completely different program that, judging from Tuesday night, promises to be a great performance. The members of the London Philharmonic are at the top of their

game and lived up to their reputation Tuesday night.

Contact the Arts Editor at artsdesk@unc.edu.

attenD tHe conceRt time: 7:30 p.m. today location: Memorial hall info: carolinaperformingarts.org Unlike tuesday’s performance,

which featured music by Beethoven and Brahms, tonight’s show will feature music by 20th century composers Shostakovich

and ravel.

actor dons dresses for ‘earnest’

Playmakers puts its own twist on wilde’s satire

BY Jacqueline Scott

Staff writer

In 1983 actor Ray Dooley played protagonist Jack Worthing in a production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Twenty-seven years later, he returns to the play, this time in the rigid dresses of Lady Bracknell. PlayMakers Repertory Company will lend a twist of hilarity to Oscar Wilde’s comedy classic, “The

Importance of Being Earnest,” which opens today and runs until March 21. Wilde’s play, set in the Victorian era, is a witty social satire about three couples trying to find love. Connie Mahan, director of mar- keting and communication for PlayMakers, first suggested that Dooley play Lady Bracknell. The show’s director, Matthew Arbour, agreed that a male actor cast as a female would add to the

play’s humor. “Ray playing a female was an experiment,” Arbour said. “What we found was that because we never wanted to set it up so it would be a

campy or a draggy performance, I am directing him as though he were a female actor.” The role of Lady Bracknell has occasionally been played by male actors in theater tradition, and it was not uncommon for men to take on female roles dur- ing Shakespearean days, Dooley said. Though he said he approached this role as he would any other, Dooley found it challenging to wear Lady Bracknell’s corsets, dresses and wigs. “I’m playing this character as I would play someone of a different nationality or time period,” he said. But the costume has proven difficult with stiff gar- ments that limit his movement. “It has given me an appreciation of the burden that this kind of clothing puts on a human being.” Arbour, like Dooley, is no stranger to “The Importance of Being Earnest.” He directed the show eight years ago. “The first time, I found it funny in a way,” he said. “I approached it as a close relative to a sitcom or to a cartoon. I treated it more silly. I thought about it more in a broadly comical way.” Arbour has realized the play is “quite real,” and more sophisticated than he’d originally thought. “Wilde set out to make a comedy that was driven exclusively by everything we ordinarily take seriously, we should take trivially,” Arbour said. “He flipped the value system of the world. Because he was writing in Victorian England, the rules of that world were so rigid and limiting.” Hannah Grannemann, PlayMakers managing director, said the company is putting its own stamp on the play. “Life is more than a little bit absurd,” Arbour said. “The best possible response to that is to live a bit absurdly. You get a life with possibility — Wilde’s culture was lacking that, and even our culture skips past in a way.”

lacking that, and even our culture skips past in a way.” Ray Dooley plays Lady Bracknell

Ray Dooley

plays Lady

Bracknell in

PlayMakers’

newest play.

Contact the Arts Editor at artsdesk@unc.edu.

attenD tHe PlaY Time: 8 p.m. today; continues through March 21. See Web site for complete performance schedule. Location: Paul Green Theatre Info: playmakersrep.org

Women to overtake men

in workforce

Info: playmakersrep.org Women to overtake men in workforce Kimberly Buff As an architect, Kimberly Buff said

Kimberly Buff

As an architect, Kimberly Buff said that she has sat in many meetings and visited many work sites where she is the only woman present. Buff is an accredited architect for Corley Redfoot Zack Inc. She is married, has a 2-year-old child and works full time. “When you mix in children, you have to balance ten more things. I have to do the same amount of work in shorter hours. I can’t stay at the office until seven any- more,” Buff said. Women in male-dominated jobs find light resistance to their careers, she said. “It takes a little bit longer to earn respect. People are always unsure of my dedication and ability. But once I earn it, I keep it,” Buff said.

BY JacoB MaRtin

Staff writer

The recession has shifted the gender ratio in the work- place. Women stand poised to make up a majority of the workforce for the first time. Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that female workers made up 49.9 percent of job force, up 1.1 percent from when the recession began in December 2007. The rise of the percentage of women in the workforce has accompanied heavy losses in traditionally male-dom-

has accompanied heavy losses in traditionally male-dom- Bethany Slack Bethany Slack, an engineer at Corley Redfoot

Bethany Slack

Bethany Slack, an engineer at Corley Redfoot Zack Inc., said she found more resistance to her gender as a student at N.C. State University than as a professional. “The professors were used to working with males. They were thrown off,” she said. Slack began work in the public sector following grad- uation. She started working at Corley Redfoot Zack Inc. as an engineer in May 2007 and earned her license last year. Slack is married to former UNC wrestler Andrew Slack. They have no children. Slack said she thinks rais- ing children can interrupt a woman’s career. “You work so hard to get where you are; you don’t want to quit your profession,” she said. “Balancing fam- ily life with professional life will be a challenge.”

inated fields such as manufacturing and construction. Service jobs, where women traditionally have made up a majority, were hit less hard. Local professional women said they face the challenge of balancing motherly duties with a career. But they say their gender has not affected their rise as professionals. And several women are finding themselves in positions of higher authority — even in male-dominated jobs.

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Kelly Ardoin is the project director for Philip Post & Associates, an engineering firm in Chapel Hill. She works full time now, but worked part time until her youngest child was in kindergarten. She said she acknowledges the toughest part of being a professional woman is balancing her career with being a mother. Ardoin said she does not believe her status as a woman or mother has affected her as a professional, other than the time commitment required of motherhood. “I was unable to drop everything, being a mother with young children. … But now, with my kids in college, I can devote more energy to my job. It’s a lot easier for a man to say, ‘I’m going to work.’ Well, I have six kids at home, so it’s a little harder.”

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Freshman John henson altered several shots tuesday night, including this block of miami’s Julian Gamble. henson also grabbed 12 rebounds.

said. “Not anything to belittle 2,000 wins, but it’s been a hard year. The stress on those kids, it’s been hard.” But after Ginyard made the sec- ond of his three free throws in the final minute to record his first ever double-double in his last home game (and he admitted to looking

up at the scoreboard to check his stats), he finally allowed it all to sink in. The fifth-year senior took a moment away from a season full of frustration. He smiled all the way down the court.

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“I think students would like it. … It would take a culture shift to try something new, but I think it would be for the best.”

Dakota Williams, student ConGress speaker

“I remember going into Deon’s home. It seems like it was just last week.” Kentucky, who has 15 more wins in program history than UNC, was the first to reach the milestone. The Wildcats did it earlier this season. UNC’s all-time record is now 2,000-717. Kansas is close behind with 1,997 wins. The six UNC seniors — Ginyard, Thompson, Marc Campbell, James Gallagher, Terrence Petree and Thomas Thornton — posed after the final buzzer with a North Carolina jersey with the number 2,000 across the chest before being joined by the rest of the team at midcourt. “I don’t think I could have picked

a better time to be born,” Campbell said. “These four years: 500 wins for Coach Williams, 600 wins, 2,000 wins, national championship, Obama; it’s just unbelievable the stuff that’s happened while I’ve been here. And I’m blessed every day to be a part of it.” Thompson, too, was humbled by the accomplishment. “I’ve been here for a long time, and I’ve done a lot of things,” Thompson said. “And to be only the second pro- gram in college basketball to reach

that milestone is definitely just something else to add and say you were a part of. Right now it’s not as sweet, but I’m sure 10 years from now, it’ll definitely be something to remember.” Coming into the season, it was generally assumed that UNC wouldn’t have to wait long to notch win No. 2,000. But it took

a lot longer than expected to tally

the 16 wins necessary to reach the milestone. Had UNC not taken care of busi- ness Tuesday, it might have had to wait for its seemingly much less fateful 101st season to accomplish the feat. The only games left on the schedule are a tough road con- test at Duke, followed by the one-loss-and-you’re-out ACC Tournament. This win came in somewhat typical 2009-10 Tar Heel fashion. UNC turned the ball over 17 times and couldn’t put the Hurricanes away despite multiple opportuni- ties and a double-digit lead. “It’s been a hard year for those kids in the locker room,” Williams

said she will veto the bill if it comes to her desk. The legislation, which was discussed at Monday’s Congress meeting but sent back to the rules and judiciary committee for further work, would ask vot- ers to rank candidates in order of preference. Computer software will then identify the candidate with the most overall support. The process would occur in one night, eliminating the need for a runoff election a week later.

“I think students would like it

because it would cut out a week

of campaigning,” said Congress Speaker Dakota Williams. “It

would take a culture shift to try something new, but I think it would be for the best.” With the proposed system, vot- ers would rank each of the candi- dates in order of preference.

If no candidate won a majority,

as is required under student elec- tions law in the Student Code, the votes for the last candidate would be reallocated. If a student’s top choice was the candidate who came in last place, that vote would be thrown out, and the second-ranked can- didate would receive the student’s

vote instead.

This process would continue until one candidate had received a majority of votes. Those who support the bill said it would also save at least $200 that the runoff candidates receive to campaign.

A similar voting system was

she said. “I don’t think it is how we traditionally run elections here.” Edwards, who said he comes to the table with an understand- able bias, said he thought the idea would benefit the student body. “If you talk to anyone on cam- pus or the candidates, they would

all be happy to have the election be a week shorter,” he said. Williams said he was fairly con- fident the bill will pass when it comes back to Student Congress on March 23. “I think people would be will- ing to pass it, but they wanted those little things hammered out in committee so it will be perfect,” Williams said. If Congress passes the bill and Jones vetoes it, a two-thirds vote by Congress would be necessary to override the veto and make it law. “Now that would be an interest- ing situation,” Williams said. “We’ll have to see how it turns out.”

implemented at N.C. State

University in 2008. Greg Doucette, president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments and former N.C. State student body president, said the switch was well-received by the student body. “Other than making sure users were educated, it was very popu- lar and substantially cut down on

campaigning time, which was great for everyone,” he said. But Jones, who gained the sup- port of four eliminated candidates in 2009 to overcome a 20 percent deficit in the general election against Thomas Edwards, said she thinks there is value to the runoff process. “Honestly, I disagree with the bill,”

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“We thought about staying open late, but we thought people wouldn’t want ice cream. They probably want more greasy food,” Reisberger said. “If business ever got to the point where we were struggling, we would consider staying open late, despite all of the headaches.” Senior Daniel Thornton said it must be hard for restaurant owners to stay open late.

“If business ever got to the point where we were struggling, we would consider stay- ing open late, despite all of the headaches.”

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“But it’s probably good for busi- ness,” he said. “I guess every rose has its thorn.” Freshman Lauren McKenna said that drunk customers can take away from her late-night din- ing experiences.

“It can be very obnoxious to other people who are not intoxicat- ed,” she said. “I think it can reflect negatively on the businesses.”

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and returned home from the game against Duke with nine tickets. For Josh Gregory Jr., 25, of Chapel Hill, the season has been especially painful because of the team’s initial promise. “I was expecting for it to be good,” said Gregory, who has sold tickets for as much as $100 to weekend games this season, half of what he used to make.

A stark contrast from the $1,000

he averaged per game last season, Gregory said he has given tickets away for free this year. He added he has been making between $200 and $500 on 15 to 25 tickets per game this season. But the 2009 portion of this sea- son was more fortunate. The team started out 12-4 before hitting a losing skid that hurt business. “You couldn’t sell a single

f--king ticket,” he said. “I look at the Marshall game like a complete different season.” Scalped ticket prices like those before Tuesday’s game against Miami have been so low that they don’t classify as illegal.

A state law requires that scalp-

ers charge only a $3 service fee in addition to a ticket’s face value. Randy Young, spokesman for UNC’s Department of Public Safety, said in an e-mail that campus police arrested five scalpers in 2008 for vio-

lating the statute, which also lists the sale of counterfeit tickets as illegal. Otherwise, Young said DPS only takes action against scalpers if they impede access to the Dean Dome.

“Last year, I’d sell them all in advance. The best thing I can say about this

season is it’s over.”

Jason Cummings, sCalper

they’re hot,” said Chapel Hill resi- dent Buddy Kelly, 42, after paying $20 for four upper-level tickets valued at $50 for his wife and two children Tuesday. “We knew it was going to be a buyer’s market. It’s cheaper than a baby-sitter.” With a beaming grin, Paul Wexler, 40, of Raleigh, was a mir- ror image of Kelly after purchasing two tickets for $10. “It’s not last year,” he said. The scalper who requested ano- nymity said the ACC Tournament beginning March 11 in Greensboro will be profitable regardless of UNC’s performance because he expects fans of losing teams to cut their losses after their team loses. “Those are usually over face value,” he said. “There’s no such thing as a sold-out game at the ACC Tournament because of the losing factor.” Cummings said he disagrees. “Carolina basketball is the ACC Tournament,” Cummings said. “With how bad we are, it won’t be good.” Not even a profitable tourna- ment could reconcile the 2009-10 season for Cummings. “My losses occurred a long time ago,” he said.

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Local food project seeks resident input

By Liz Morrow

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The local food movement in Orange County just got a $30,000 boost. The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project awarded the Orange County Cooperative Extension the grant with the pur- pose of implementing a deserving local food project. Local consumers can influence how the grant money is spent by participating in an online survey at orangecountyfarms.org. The survey allows participants to rate the impact of different projects on availability and access to local food in the Piedmont region. So far more than 200 people have taken the survey, said Noah Ranells, the agricultural economic development coordinator and an author of the grant. “The results of the survey will

inform the decision a great deal,” he said. Possible projects include the creation of a regional food label for locally grown food or the devel- opment of infrastructure for local food distribution — a “farm-to- fork” system. Cathy Jones, a farmer and member of the steering committee formed for the project, said she saw the survey as a good opportunity to determine what project the com- munity thinks the grant should be put toward. Jones and her husband, Mike Perry, own Perry-winkle Farm, an organic vegetable, flower and poul- try farm. “We can think about how we as a community can raise people’s awareness of the possibility of shopping locally and eating season- ally,” Jones said of the grant. Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, a

National and World News

obama to include Gop proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Barack Obama sent a letter Tuesday to congressio- nal leaders expressing interest in including several Republican ideas in the updated health care plan he will outline today. The president singled out a proposal by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to use undercover med- ical professionals to help identify fraud in Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health programs. He said he was open to appro- priating $50 million in federal funding to help states explore alternatives to resolving medical malpractice lawsuits, including the establishment of so-called health courts. Obama expressed interest in taking steps to help states raise reimbursements for doctors par- ticipating in Medicaid, which has historically paid health provid- ers less than what Medicare or private insurers pay. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, raised that issue at the summit. The president said he was open to including language in his proposal to expand Health Savings Accounts and including high-deductible health plans in the new insurance exchanges that Democrats plan to set up around the country to help people buy cov- erage if they do not get it through work. This idea was raised by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

chilean army deployed throughout country to control devastated areas

CONCEPCION, Chile (MCT) — The Chilean army marched into this wrecked city Tuesday, rounding up looters and receiv- ing the applause of besieged sur- vivors of the weekend’s massive earthquake. Despite Chile’s tortured his- tory with the military, the armed forces now are being looked at by many here as their savior — a nec- essary, if slow-in-coming, show of force in the face of utter disaster and deteriorating security. Marlene Elizabeth Franco, a 39-year-old mother of three, said roving bands of vandals had been

terrifying neighborhoods in the aftermath of the magnitude 8.8 quake that roared through central and southern Chile on Saturday, killing at least 800 people. Looting here in Chile’s sec- ond-largest city, combined with mounting protests over the lack of food, water and aid, alarmed the government of President Michelle Bachelet and prompted authorities to prolong an over- night curfew to noon Tuesday. Bachelet said 50 military flights with supplies were headed to the region Tuesday. But they were not immediately in evidence.

Ford outpaces General motors

DETROIT (MCT) — Ford said Tuesday that it outsold General Motors in February in the United States for the first time in more than a decade, as it gained market share from Toyota and increased its sales to fleet customers. The automaker said it sold 142,285 cars and trucks in February, while GM sold 141,951 cars and trucks. Ford said the last time it outsold GM was in August 1998, when GM workers were on strike. For the month, sales of Ford’s cars and trucks increased 43 percent compared with last February.

court could end chicago gun ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — The Supreme Court justices, hearing a Second Amendment challenge to Chicago’s ban on handguns, signaled Tuesday they were ready to extend gun rights nationwide, clearing the way for legal attacks on state and local restrictions. While the court’s majority appears almost certain to strike down Chicago’s ordinance and rule that residents have a right to a handgun at home, the jus- tices might decide nothing more. Instead, they said they need not spell out this year the true scope of the Second Amendment.

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member of the steering committee and an associate professor at UNC, said there is increasing community awareness of the health and eco- nomic benefits of eating local. He said there has been growth in the number of small farms produc- ing food for urban markets in the state’s central counties. “Lots of consumers are interest- ed in buying locally,” he said. “The problem is connecting them.” Although Colloredo-Mansfeld said that the committee members want to make consumers aware of seasonal local options, they realize there are some foods that can’t be grown regionally. “Most people working on it aren’t advocating that people be fed only by the farmers around them,” he said.

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Unc nalizes its health insurance plan for fall

Vision, physicals included in plan

By JereMiah GreGG

staff writer

UNC-Chapel Hill insurance plan

(all amounts are annual costs)

Premium (cost of plan): $723 Maximum insurance

coverage: unlimited

if physician is not included in plan

Prescriptions:

no maximum coverage

out-of-pocket maximum: preventative care, all routine physicals, and weight and dietician counseling; $500 maximum
out-of-pocket maximum:
preventative care, all routine
physicals, and weight and dietician
counseling; $500 maximum
Vision care: one visit a year;
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P eople line up for water trucks that were supplied by the municipal government in
earthquake-ravaged Constitución, Chile, on Tuesday. There are 14,000 army and
navy troops present to keep the peace, and 50 military flights planned to deliver
The UNC-system health insur-
ance plan that will become avail-
able to UNC-system students
beginning in fall 2010 is finalized.
Pearce & Pearce will provide
the plan, which students must buy
unless they can prove that they
already have health insurance.
The base plan has a $610 pre-
mium and is uniform for the sys-
tem. Schools chose which enhance-
ments to add, said Bruce Mallette,
UNC-system senior associate vice
president of academic and student
affairs.
The chancellor’s office chose
UNC-Chapel Hill’s enhance-
ments, said Patricia Huff, director
of administration for UNC-CH
Campus Health Services. The UNC-
CH plan will cost $723 annually.
“For a student health plan, it
is a very good plan,” said David
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Some students at schools already
working with Pearce & Pearce
expressed concern that there are not
enough physicians in their network,
but Mallette said campus health
administrators did not voice com-
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Deductible (for medical
care not already covered):
$150 (waived for services at
campus health services)
at campus health: $10 co-
payment (includes birth control)
at outside pharmacy: varies
Preventive dental: not
Physician visits: $10 per
covered
visit (co-payments are waived if
medical care comes from campus
health services)
wellness benefit: includes
$2,000 for individuals/$6,000 for
families for physician on system
plan
$4,000 individual/$12,000 family
supplies Tuesday, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said. Survivors applauded troops
as they rounded up looters and worked to restore order.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 - Your general health ben- efits from creative interaction with your favorite person. This could involve recre- ational sports or artistic pursuits. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8 - Your imagination has worked overtime, providing you with the concepts you need to create a practical, logical scheme. incorporate a healing element. Add good medicine. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 7 - Don’t allow others to dismiss your creative ideas. Restate your position if necessary. Make sure everyone gets your point. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 - logic suggests that you bend under pressure. The best way to accomplish that is to demonstrate gener- osity (except on key points). Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 - Take time today for rest and healing. You’ve been pushing hard enough, and now can relax (easier to say than accomplish, maybe). Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 - The focus shifts to other people. You need their resources. Find creative ways to show why they want to help you. it’s a win-win.

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speakers discuss e≠ects of supreme court ruling

By STeveN NorToN

aSSiStaNt UNiverSity editOr

A controversial court decision brought discussion of Constitutional amendments, corporate speech and fast-food advertisements to campus Tuesday afternoon. About 50 students, faculty and residents attended a talk at the UNC School of Law to discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend money to attack or endorse candidates in local, state and fed- eral elections. Brenda Wright, director of Demos, a public policy organiza- tion, led the discussion. She never explicitly stated that she is against the court’s ruling, but she criticized it strongly. She spoke about the impact the court’s decision could have on the American political landscape, espe- cially regarding elections. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court ruled 5-4 that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend as much money from their corporate treasuries as they wish to endorse candidates. Prior to the decision, corpora- tions could form political action committees, private groups orga- nized to raise money from indi- viduals to endorse or attack can- didates. Now corporations are allowed to make expenditures from their general treasury funds for media advertisements and other forms of communication that advocate the election or defeat of candidates. Companies can run an ad on behalf of a candidate, but money cannot be directly given to a par- ticular campaign. “It’s very hard to see this deci- sion as anything other than a really

hard to see this deci- sion as anything other than a really dth/MeliSSa abbey Gene Nichol,

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Gene Nichol, the director of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, speaks about corporate speech and democracy tuesday.

serious threat to the principle that government is supposed to be responsible to the people it serves,” Wright said. The change could give cor- porations more political pull, as they have the opportunity to use an unlimited amount of money to potentially affect a candidate’s campaign. Regulations regarding disclosure of money that is spent will remain, but they vary from state to state. When discussing disclosure, Wright envisioned a McDonald’s sign. “Over 6 billion sold, and over 435,000 Congress persons bought,” she said. The case could encourage law- makers to move to change the Constitution, she said. One attendee asked what to take back to colleagues in business, who might plan to become future cor-

porate executives. “Talk about the term self- restraint,” Wright said. “Think about the common good. I think we’re in a moment where the fear of big corporation is tak- ing over a lot more strongly and the fear of big government is kind of fading.” Gene Nichol, UNC law profes- sor and director of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, also spoke, detailing the less-than- ideal state of campaign finance law. First-year law student Lace Wayman said she thought the dis- cussion sent a strong message. “It was very powerful being able to see all of the effects that this is going to have on the larger commu- nity,” she said.

Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

mayor opposes opt-in policy

abortion not covered by some towns

By courTNey BrowN

Staff Writer

Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt is taking action to reverse a change in health cover- age that requires some employees of towns across the state to ask for abortion coverage. Kleinschmidt wrote a letter to express his dissatisfaction with a Feb. 11 change in the N.C. League of Municipalities’ CIGNA health care plan. He said requiring employees to opt in for coverage would politi- cize their health issues. The league is a federation of more than 530 communities across the state, and the CIGNA insur- ance plan is one option available to its members. Although Chapel Hill employ- ees do not use the league’s plan, Kleinschmidt said the town should be concerned because city employ- ees are covered by some of the league’s other insurance options. With the new policy, communi- ties covered by the league’s health care plan do not receive insurance payments for elective abortions unless the town chooses to adopt those benefits. Previously, all elective abortions were covered under the plan. “They must now choose whether to engage this challenging issue in

a political atmosphere that invites

an onslaught from those who would desire to politicize reproductive health issues, or to do nothing and thereby deny their employees the benefits of comprehensive repro- ductive health care,” Kleinschmidt wrote in the letter. The new policy still allows cov- erage of abortions for medical rea- sons of necessity, rape or incest, regardless of whether the town adopts coverage for elective abor- tions. The league has made no recom- mendation as to whether a commu- nity should adopt elective abortion coverage. Kleinschmidt said N.C. General Assembly Rep. Minority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, played a role in inducing the change. Stam said he contacted several league members in January about the policy because some cities did not want elective abortion cover- age. “Most towns, I’ve discovered, were even unaware they covered elective abortions,” Stam said. Kleinschmidt contended that Stam pushed the change in insur- ance policy as a bullying measure to get more influence. “He’s not using sound legal theo- ry, just scare tactics,” Kleinschmidt

“He’s not using

sound legal theory,

just scare tactics. It’s wrong-headed legally.”

Mark kleiNSchMiDT, MayOr

said. “It’s wrong-headed legally and politically.” Stam said he has never used a scare tactic in his life. Kleinschmidt suggested an “opt- out” policy for the league, where towns that felt strongly that abor- tions should not be covered would invite that debate into their com- munity rather than offering the same plan across the state. “While it is my hope that elected officials in the participating munic- ipalities will choose to put the health interests of their employees ahead of their own political com- fort, I fear that that will not be the case,” he said in the letter. The league should consider changing the reproductive health benefits, Kleinschmidt said. “Any time an employer seeks to provide comprehensive health care, the full scope of reproductive health care should be provided,” he said.

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Low-income housing need too high

applications no longer accepted

By Taylor harTley

Staff Writer

By the month’s end, some low- income families will have to find new ways to help make the rent. As of March 31, Orange County will no longer accept applications to the federal Housing Voucher Choice Program, an area of housing commonly referred to as Section 8 that helps low-income individuals rent property on the private mar- ket. There are too many applications, and the department can’t accept any more, said Tara Fikes, the housing and community develop- ment director for Orange County. The program covers families who are at or below 50 percent of the county median income for their family size by paying part of their rent. Fikes said Section 8 has more than 2,000 people on its waiting list. “It’s not fair to receive appli- cations when we are not able to address their needs in the next three to four years,” she said. Fikes said that although county officials hope to be able to re-open the waiting list and take applica-

“It’s not fair to receive applications when we are not able to address their needs in the next three to four years.”

Tara FikeS, hOUSiNG aNd COMMUNity develOPMeNt direCtOr fOr OraNGe COUNty

tions again in the future, no time- table is currently in place. Fikes said the county will con- tinue providing assistance to low-income families through the Department of Social Services and public housing. But the already competitive public housing arena may worsen

if people can no longer apply for

Section 8. “Women and children will be the most impacted because they can’t always have full-time jobs and get housing that’s not subsidized,” said Laurie Tucker, residential services

director of the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service. She said she thinks the list for public housing is probably longer than the list for Section 8. “I’m not sure what we’re going to

do,” she said. “The cost of housing

is so expensive, especially when you

have children to support.” Lindsey Shewmaker, human ser- vices planner for Orange County, said the county has seen increases in housing assistance programs during the past two years. Rental

assistance will continue to be high until people can find jobs. She said the Department of Social Services also has programs set up to help people who are unable to find housing. They can provide one-time rental assistance to help someone on the verge of being evicted or work with land-

lords to hammer out a payment schedule. The department also offers aid to families by helping pay for ame- nities such as heating and cooling, gas, and electricity. “We can help people get by and help them become more self-suffi- cient in the long-run, which is our ultimate goal,” she said. Orange County Financial Services Director Clarence Grier said he does not think the decision will increase homelessness.

But Shewmaker said it’s hard to know what the outcome could be. “They’ve always had long wait- ing lists for Section 8,” she said.

Contact the City Editor at citydesk@unc.edu.

Ginyard leads heels in nal home game

By Joe McleaN

Staff Writer

Tuesday night might have been all about North Carolina’s past, but nothing came easy for the Tar Heels of the present. After Miami battled back from an 18-point deficit early in the sec- ond half to cut the lead to one, it took inspirational play from UNC’s seniors to put the Hurricanes away. Deon Thompson overcame an ailing back and hit one of his sig- nature turnaround jumpers to put the Tar Heels ahead 61-58. And Marcus Ginyard — who, in five years, had never put together a double-double — pulled down two crucial rebounds and hit three late free throws to secure the 69-62 win on Senior Night. Ginyard was tenacious on the glass in leading his team to a 51-27 rebounding edge. “I introduced him in the locker room tonight to the freshmen at the end of the game,” Williams said. “I said, ‘That’s the Marcus that we’ve known in the past, that you guys have not been able to see.” While also garnering five assists, the fifth-year senior finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds to final- ly get himself into double-double territory. Just as importantly, Ginyard had the confidence to shake off mistakes that might have bothered him at other times this season. He got called for a charge at one point and took it right back into traffic to draw a foul on the next play. The Tar Heels might still return to the Smith Center if they were to have a home game in the NIT tour- nament. But you couldn’t tell from watching Ginyard, who went after every loose ball like it was his last. “He played like a man,” fresh- man John Henson said. “I haven’t seen Marcus play like that.” For awhile, it looked like a full- scale celebration was in order. The Tar Heels held a 10-point lead in the first half for the first time since Dec. 30, and a 21-3 run spanning halftime put them ahead 44-26. But Miami’s Durand Scott was the latest in a long line of ACC guards to scorch the Tar Heels for big numbers. He had 29 points

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while leading the Hurricanes’ comeback. It didn’t help that UNC was back to its usual self in the turnover department. The Tar Heels turned the ball over 17 times, prompt- ing Williams to give his team yet another lecture. “I told them in the locker room that we’re going to go take a eye test and make sure that everybody knows that the good guys are the ones wearing the same color we are,” Williams said. “Turnovers kill you.” The other upperclassman on the court — junior Will Graves — rose to the occasion with a team-high 16

points and four 3-pointers. “That’s one thing that Will does,” Henson said. “When the pressure’s on, he hits shots.”

In the end, Thompson and Ginyard could both leave the court to standing ovations and big smiles on their faces. And Ginyard, with 35 rebounds in the past three games, was overjoyed to be final- ly finishing his career the way he wanted to.

“I don’t think it could have hap-

pened any better for me tonight,” he said.

Contact the Sports Editor at sports@unc.edu.

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Breaking the glass ceiling

Women are poised to become the majority in the workplace soon. See pg. 3 for story.

Nailing down details

Students must be insured starting in fall, and UNC has finalized its plan. See pg. 5 for story.

No more runoffs?

A bill being worked on in Student

Congress could eliminate runoff elections. See pg. 3 for story.

Playing a lady

Actor Ray Dooley plays Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” See pg. 3 for story.

Dealing with disorder

Late-night businesses have to deal with the liability of drunk and disorderly patrons. See pg. 1 for story.

of drunk and disorderly patrons. See pg. 1 for story. Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

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Opinion

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8 wednesday, march 3, 2010 Opinion The Daily Tar Heel The Daily Tar Heel Established 1893,

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Bierer is a junior business major from charlotte.

e-mail: Bierer@email.unc.edu

di∞cult to escape pretension in college

I n the first few minutes before

class yesterday, I overheard

a conversation between two

classmates. From what I could gather, they were talking about a

play or a book. The conversation was about

the depth of a character or some- thing like that. Then I heard the following sentence: “I have a dis- tinct curiosity about humanity.”

I lurched in my seat. “I have a

distinct curiosity about human-

ity”!?

I turned around slowly to

make sure he wasn’t reading a sentence from an English essay he BS’ed his way through in 10th grade. He wasn’t. Maybe this was some sort of horrible attempt at humor. However, no one was laughing — especially me. What does that even mean — distinct curiosity about human- ity? Maybe I’m not the right caliber of student, but I had no idea. I don’t think the guy in my class did either. This state- ment was a manifestation of a serious epidemic that has been spreading around campus lately:

tightass-itis. If you’ve heard a similar snob- bish remark in one of your class- es, on the way to class, or in the dining hall, you may be a victim of tightass-itis. The long-term repercus- sions of continued exposure to tightass-itis have not been studied much, but from my limited experience and medical background, I know this is a dangerous disease that we need to confront head-on. A friend of mine at an Ivy League school up north could not escape the repeated tightass-itis of his friends. Today, he only speaks in metaphors and Shakespeare quotes. I’m worried for the welfare of the entire student body. Look, we’re still college stu- dents. While it’s great to be ridiculously smart, is it really worth it if everyone thinks you’re a pretentious ass? College is as much about learning things as it is about learning how to communicate and operate in the real world. There’s a time and a place for everything. Now before the tightass-itis community attacks me, I’m not advocating that we dumb our- selves down to make everyone more comfortable. I’m advocat- ing balance. It’s great to hear about the 30-page thesis paper you just wrote, but maybe not at the expense of talking about our chance of winning the ACC tour-

nament. While there are no FDA- approved treatments for tightass- itis today, I have heard that there are several lifestyle changes those afflicted with this disease can make. For starters, laughing at people when they do stupid things. Browsing collegehumor. com and failblog.org are also good remedies. One of the things that we take pride in and put an empha- sis on here at Carolina is being well-rounded. We should be able to confidently talk about humanity and peoples’ varying levels of interest in it, and also talk about how hot your profes- sor is.

I actually think it’s easier to

become a school that talks about how interesting humanity is all the time. That description includes 94 percent of students at Duke. It’s much harder to strike a balance between having a school life and a life outside of school. So please, make sure to laugh sometime today: at yourself, a friend or a funny YouTube video.

EDITORIAL CARTOON

By angela tchou, angelatchou@gmail.com

EDITORIAL CARTOON By angela tchou, angelatchou@gmail.com Nursing nightmare Reports of improper treatment and low

Nursing nightmare

Reports of improper treatment and low ranking from Medicare raise questions at Britthaven nursing home

R eport after report

alleges that Britthaven

of Chapel Hill has con-

sistently failed to meet the reasonable standards of care demanded by those who invest in the nursing home facility for their loved ones. Poor inspection reviews and serious complaints and allega- tions against the facility are disturbing. And if proven true, they also represent a despicable breach of trust. It is often a very dif- ficult decision to send a loved one to a nursing home. But people make that decision because they believe that their loved ones need the care of professionals that Britthaven

purports to provide. Yet Britthaven has consis- tently been found in violation of national standards. Medicare has listed it as a “Special Focus

Facility,” meaning that it “has a history of persistent poor qual- ity of care.” It gives Britthaven only one out of five stars for its perfor- mance in health inspections. And now, the State Bureau of Investigation has “begun an investigation into matters at Britthaven,” according to Noelle Talley, public infor- mation officer for Attorney General Roy Cooper. Talley stated that it was policy not to further comment on details of an ongoing investigation. Britthaven did not return calls for comment on the SBI investigation. In addition, the Departmental Appeals Board of the Department of Health and Human Services handed down a decision last April stating that Britthaven was not in compliance with Medicare regulations.

The decision cites the improper treatment of a 95-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and scoliosis. Unsurprisingly, given her con- dition, part of her care plan included always being raised into bed using a special lift. But a nurse aid disregarded this and lifted her manually under her arms and legs — even as she was screaming in pain, according to the depart- ment’s report. The bilateral knee fractures she sustained during this ordeal went unre- ported and untreated for two weeks, the report states. Such treatment is inexcus- able. Fortunately, the SBI is investigating Britthaven’s prac- tices. Britthaven itself needs to seriously evaluate its commit- ment to those it serves. Real and fragile lives are at stake.

Trust is wasting away

After wastewater leak at a UNC facility, the University must work to foster more trusting relationship with public

I t is unacceptable that resi-

dents near a UNC research

facility were not notified of

an animal wastewater leak for two months. But the lack of transparency and communication between the University and Orange County residents has hopefully come to an end. In a letter to residents, Chancellor Holden Thorp attributed the problems at the Research Resource Facility in the rural western part of the county to the lack of a clear chain of command. To rem- edy this, Thorp appointed Bob Lowman, associate vice chan- cellor for research, to oversee future facility operations. The bureaucratic maze that

has increased at UNC in recent years surely contributed to the facility’s problems. But decreeing that the buck stops with Lowman seems like too easy a fix to a complicated situation. It is convenient to point to the bureaucracy as the problem, and appoint Lowman as a quick fix. This doesn’t get to the root cause of the wastewater leaks or lack of transparency, though. The first leak, which occurred in November, released 630 gallons of treated animal wastewater into surrounding grounds. There have been sub- sequent incidents, including a mid-February scare in which rainwater runoff threatened to overflow a tank.

Recently, the wastewater treatment facility was shut down pending review by an outside consulting firm. This is a prudent response by the University. But communication and transparency must still be taken seriously. UNC officials have pledged to keep all residents informed via e-mail. Tours of the facility and town hall-style forums are set to be offered to inform the community. Hopefully, the recent move toward openness and transpar- ency is not simply a short-term response to boiling community frustrations. The University must work actively to maintain a cooperative, trusting relation- ship with residents.

Make shopping less taxing

State should have additional tax-free weekend in spring

T he institution of a tax-

free weekend for the pur-

chase of spring textbooks

would be a small, albeit noble, step toward lowering textbook costs for college students. The UNC-system Board of Governors is actively lobbying the state legislature to make this a reality — and the Association of Student Governments needs to get on board.

Currently, state law man- dates that certain purchases made during one weekend in early August are exempt from sales tax. While not all items qualify for the exemption, spe- cific provisions apply to the vast majority of educational materi- als — including textbooks. Students and administrators have long complained about

the price of textbooks, and with good reason: textbook costs have risen double the rate of inflation over the past 20 years. The average student pays $680 a year on books and class-related items. Those few extra bucks that can be saved certainly add up. Adding a tax-free weekend for the spring semester makes sense and would help cut book costs. Students usually don’t know in August what their schedules will look like for the spring semester. And with stringent textbook return policies for most textbook retailers, pur- chasing all annual course sup- plies in one summer weekend is a risk too expensive for some

to take. But there is also a major downside to this proposal. An additional tax-free weekend could cost the state up to $20 million in lost revenue. With the state facing a $500 million budget gap next year, legislators might not be as receptive as students would like them to be. However, a reasonable com- promise would be to exempt only textbooks and mandatory course materials for the second tax-free weekend, rather than other purchases. Regardless, a second tax-free weekend would be a meaning- ful step by the state to help students fight outrageous text- book costs and should seriously be considered a priority.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“They weren’t exactly cooperative when we confronted them.”

Brad Smith, co-owner of B-Ski’S, aBout a group of cuStomerS that ended up punching him in the face

FEATURED ONLINE READER COmmENT:

“Although Chapel Hill’s practices are nice in theory, I highly doubt that they really do translate into equal access for all students.”

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

article on horowitz didn’t capture nature of speech

TO THE EDITOR:

“Conservative Heat,” (March 2) which appeared in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Tar Heel demonstrated an embarrassingly low level of professionalism. The article, which reported on David Horowitz’s speech, did not adequately summarize Horowitz’s thoughts or gauge the reaction of the campus. Horowitz presented a nuanced argument for why students are being defrauded of a proper edu- cation in a system where many classes only assign reading from the liberal perspective. However, the article simply summarized Horowitz’s speech by mentioning a comment about how UNC “is a typical college atmosphere” and quoting, “You can’t get a good education if you’re only telling half the story.” With only a few unrelated sen- tences even attempting to sum- marize Horowitz’s words, there was not the slightest pretense of dealing with the actual content of the speech. The utter lack of profession- alism was most apparent in the last paragraph, which misrepre- sented me. The article quotes me as saying that I enjoyed the speech “although [I] was surprised by Horowitz’s comments. ‘He was less radical than I expected.’” What I meant was I was pleased that he stuck to present- ing the intellectual side of the conservative argument. I had been worried that he would have said something radical that we on the Carolina Review do not support. As it stands, the article clearly misrepresents my state- ments and insinuates that I was disappointed that Horowitz was not a radical. This is exactly the opposite of what I was saying.

Chase McDonough

Freshman

English, Business

Chinese student group deserved Congress funding

TO THE EDITOR:

I am writing to express my

deepest displeasure about the annual budget bill for the fiscal year 2010-11 passed by Student Congress. On March 1, I went to appeal before Student Congress to challenge the decision made by the finance committee that the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars will receive $0. The 30 seconds we were allotted for our appeal proved to be just a pathetic ges-

ture to fulfill legal requirements. At this meeting, I heard for the first time that the reason for denying funding to our organiza- tion was that our programs did not meet the three criteria for funding: representation, vitality and specialization.

I would like to challenge the

finance committee’s judgment on this matter. FACSS is one of the largest international student group on campus. It consists of more than 300 graduate student members from China. Is this not a unique student population? There are Chinese-American students on campus, but one fact should be clear — Chinese- American students are a very different group than Chinese international students.

Failure to recognize the dis- tinct difference between these

two groups is a huge mistake. The University has made great efforts to internationalize the school, and the large Chinese graduate student population is a wonder- ful reflection of these efforts. The failure of Student Congress

to support or give voice to Chinese

or other international students on campus is a direct assault on these laudable efforts.

Lei Zhang Treasurer Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars

thirty seconds isn’t enough time for funding appeal

TO THE EDITOR:

In 30 seconds I can tie my shoe, sing Yankee Doodle or cross the intersection on Manning Drive. I cannot, however, explain to Student Congress why my organization should receive more funding than what was allocated by the finance committee. For Student Congress to allow orga- nizations such a short period of time to present their appeals is unrealistic and patronizing.

I am fully aware that the

members of Student Congress do not have an unlimited amount of time to hear appeals. But with only five organizations making appeals, they could have spared enough time to give each group more than 30 seconds. This was the final straw in the appeals process, which began with an e-mail from the speaker of Congress stating that if my group

appeals and receives more fund- ing, it “will directly harm another group on campus.”

I chose to drop my appeal,

not because we no longer need the funding, but because I feel Student Congress has abused its power by not allowing me a legiti- mate appeal. Nothing meaningful could possibly said in the amount of time I’ve been allotted. So I hope that Student Congress used my empty 30-second time slot to take a bathroom break. Oh wait, that’s not enough time.

Courtney Roller

Editor-in-chief

Rival Magazine

UNC basketball’s results do not have postseason effect

TO THE EDITOR:

For several years, the National Invitational Tournament has not required that teams finish at or

above .500 in order to qualify for

a postseason berth. Therefore,

the UNC men’s basketball team’s results down the stretch have no

direct bearing on their eligibility for the postseason. The last few games will only affect the team’s profile that the NIT’s selection committee will use to seed teams. On that note, UNC basket- ball fans should pull for lower

profile schools like the Murray State University or Siena College — regular-season champions in their conference who would not make the NCAA tournament

if they lost in their conference

tournament, but who would earn an automatic invitation to the NIT. We don’t want to push our luck.

Noah Brisbin First-year graduate student School of Law

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