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thursday, april 8, 2010
Odum Village death still mystery
police have yet to release identity
By Melvin BackMan and andrew Harrell
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local bands luego, The Beast, The dirty little heaters and Jason kutchma gave their takes on a variety of questions in preparation for “dive party Vii,” which will be Friday at local 506.
UNC administrators and students are still waiting to learn the details of a death Wednesday morning in Odum Village. “The assumption is that it’s a student,” said Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, about the still unidentified person who police said was found in an Odum Village apartment. Crisp and others emphasized that as of Wednesday afternoon, University police were still in the process of identifying the dead person, and that the next of kin would have to be notified before details are released. Police learned of the death We d n e s d a y m o r n i n g , s a i d Department of Public Safety spokesman Randy Young. That morning, a mobile command center, a fire department vehicle, a health and safety vehi-
cle and at least five police cars were outside the Odum Village apartments on Bernard Street. Officers and others were seen walking in and out of the 701 Odum building. The Odum apartments house students and are located deep in South Campus past UNC Hospitals. Bernard Street is roughly 250 feet from Manning Drive, behind the Manning Steam Plant. “Right now we’re just conducting an investigation into the death,” Young said Wednesday afternoon. “Our first concern is identification and next of kin.” He added that police will likely release details of the investigation by this morning. A short message about the death and subsequent investigation was posted to UNC’s Alert Carolina Web site at 11:46 a.m. No Alert Carolina messages were e-mailed out to students or
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staff on campus, said University spokesman Mike McFarland, referencing the fact that police had no reason to believe there was an ongoing threat to the campus community. Odum Village Community Director Kim Demaree sent an e-mail to apartment tenants Wednesday evening. “Earlier today you may have seen many police vehicles in Odum. I
police and other authorities stand outside Wednesday afternoon at odum Village, where an unidentified body was found earlier that day.
want to assure you that there is no danger to you and there is no ongoing threat either,” Demaree said in the e-mail. “As this is a tough subject, if you would like to speak with a counselor, please call the RA on duty so that we can route you the appropriate person.” A representative of the Odum community office said the office had been asked not to comment on the matter. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
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Six of Unc’s fastest students will square off against varsity athletes for the title of “Fastest Tar heel on campus” at halftime of Saturday’s spring football game.
research facility to use grant to expand
residents worry about controversial location
By Upasana kakU
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no. 1-ranked Unc beat duke Wednesday afternoon in durham, ending the Blue devils’ seven-match winning streak. duke also had won 29 in a row at home prior to the loss Wednesday.
Frankie Jones stands in front of the chatham county courthouse in downtown pittsboro that caught fire on March 25. Jones is a waitress at Virlie’s Grill in pittsboro and has lived in chatham county her whole life. locals have felt the effects of the absence of the courthouse.
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Two local doctors and Unc alumni returned from a relief trip to earthquake-ravaged haiti with new perspectives on the disaster. The haitian patients they treated remained positive, they said.
this day in history
april 8, 1957 …
Five starters and the coaches of the national championship men’s basketball team are inducted into the order of the Golden Fleece.
Courthouse loss brings heartache
area businesses remember icon
By Florence Bryan
t will be a long time before the Chatham County Courthouse is fully restored and functioning again. In the aftermath of the fire, the county is dealing with the loss of a historic building and a key venue for hosting trials. Residents, business owners and the court system are coping with the lack of the important building.
PITTSBORO — Frankie Jones used to glance up at the courthouse steeple’s clock every day to check the time. Now, like scores of Pittsboro residents and business owners, she misses the presence of their town’s centerpiece. The Chatham County Courthouse was severely damaged in a fire late last month. “I have looked at that clock 99,000 times as I was driving in and out of town,” said Jones, a waitress at Virlie’s Grill who first visited the historic building on a middle school field trip. “So every time I look up, it startles me that the clock’s not there.” To the town’s residents, the courthouse was more than a legal center. It was a childhood memory, an inspiration, a comforting symbol of home. And now that it is gone, they are reflecting for the first time upon what it meant. Every time Nan Baldauf, a 32-year resident of Chatham County, returned home from out of town, she anticipated the sight of that courthouse steeple. “When you’re coming from anywhere, that’s the first thing you see when you come home,” said Baldauf, the manager of Second Bloom Thrift Boutique. “You see the courthouse, especially the steeple. Now that that’s
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Orange County courts pitch in
By Florence Bryan
A $14.5 million grant will soon allow UNC to expand a rural Orange County research facility that has drawn criticism for leaks of treated wastewater and chemicals. Neighbors say they are worried about the environmental and community impact of the expansion to the Bingham Facility, where UNC conducts animal research. The National Institutes of Health grant, received by UNC as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will cover construction costs for two buildings, one to house dogs used for hemophilia research and the other to house pigs used to research cardiovascular disease. A third building, which will include laboratory space, veterinary services and faculty offices, will be funded by the University. It will cost roughly $7 million dollars, said Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for facilities planning. Some neighbors have voiced concerns that the University will be unresponsive to their worries, which include traffic, noise pollution and water usage in regard to the new construction. Those same residents have already expressed frustration at UNC’s slow response to records requests concerning the planned expansions, as well as leaks of treated wastewater that reached Collins Creek. “With an expansion, there’s more potential for mistakes,” said Laura Streitfeld, chairwoman of Preserve Rural Orange, a local advocacy group that has raised concerns about the facility in the past. Streitfeld said the community was concerned that a portion of the facility could be built on wetlands. “I’m happy for the people who benefit from the research that is being done at UNC, but I’m not happy about the expansion,” said Cliff Leath, a neighbor of the facility and member of Preserve Rural Orange. “I can’t see anything good coming out of it for the neighbors at all.” UNC plans to have designs finalized for the expansion by summer or fall 2011.
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Since its iconic courthouse caught fire two weeks ago, the Chatham County court system has tried to shield the alreadycrowded Orange system from sharing the scheduling burden. Renovations to an Orange County courtroom have limited space in its courts, but worries that the loss of the neighboring county’s courthouse would add to the space crunch have proven unfounded. The March 25 fire destroyed Chatham County’s main courtroom, which was used to try both criminal and civil superior court cases. Orange County, which shares a court system with Chatham, offered to provide space to try superior court cases, but the offer was not accepted, said James Stanford, the Orange County clerk of superior court. Today, court officials will meet with the Chatham County manager’s office to discuss alternative, temporary courtroom venues like the Pittsboro Memorial Library. They said they think
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law lecture: mark p. mckenna, an associate professor of law at notre Dame law school, will give a talk as part of the carolina law speakers series. mckenna teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property and is recognized as a leading junior scholar in the trademark area. mckenna has also written about copyright, the right of publicity and the intersection between various types of intellectual property and protection. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. location: school of law, Faculty lounge 5069 military discussion: general James mattis, commander of the u.s. Joint Forces command, and two military experts, James gow and hew strachan, will hold the panel discussion “implications of war and military operations in the 21st century.” it is part of a two-day conference, the remainder of which will be in hyde hall and requires registration by e-mailing email@example.com. this program is co-sponsored by king’s college. Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. location: tate-turner-kuralt building, auditorium Senior opportunity: if you’re a senior, you are hopefully looking forward to graduation. you are also probably worried about what you are going to do after that big day. if so, come out to this senior networking night and connect with alumni from new york city, atlanta, washington, D.c., charlotte or the triangle. appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar is available. please register for free at alumni.unc.edu. gaa members will receive a free “welcome to the city” packet. Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. location: top of the hill, back bar
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dogs in an unattended vehicle at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday at 1414 Raleigh Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
n Someone was removing money from unsecured wallets of UNC students at about 4:53 p.m. Tuesday at 120 S. Estes Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole $180 from one wallet and $80 from the other, reports state. n Someone broke into an apartment and stole items between 8 p.m. Monday and 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at 200 N.C. 54, according to Carrboro police reports. Officers did not find any forced entry on the door or windows and advised the residents to change the locks on the door, reports state. n A house guest stole $600 from his host between 7:30 a.m. n Somebody reported two
and 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at 401 N.C. 54, according to Carrboro police reports. The host told police she met a man on a chat line and invited him over to her apartment. When she got out of the shower in the morning, her guest was not there and she was missing money from her purse, reports state.
n Someone stole a vehicle between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at 501 Jones Ferry Road, according to Carrboro police reports. n A disturbance was reported at the Kangaroo service station at 10:26 p.m Tuesday at 500 Jones Ferry Road, according to Carrboro police reports. The complainant said a white female was yelling at customers. After police questioning, the woman said she was upset because the store would not sell her popcorn, reports state.
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Triangle area researchers team up to win NIH grant
Researchers from UNC, Duke University and N.C. State University have collaborated to arrange more powerful clinical trials for cancer patients. The research, aimed at providing better and more personalized therapies to cancer patients, recently received a five-year, $12.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. The project, titled “Statistical Methods for Cancer Clinical Trials,” is one of the largest of its kind to be given a grant by the institute. Michael Kosorok, a professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of the project’s three principal investigators. The other two are from N.C. State and Duke.
UNC alum’s ﬁlm part of Full Frame
Mixes ﬁction and documentary styles
By Mark SaBB
Rodrigo Dorfman, an independent filmmaker and UNC alumnus, will present his film “Generation Exile” at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival today in Durham. The filmmaker describes his style as ‘fictionary,’ mixing fictional story-telling with elements usually found in documentaries. We sat down with Dorfman to discuss his experience as a filmmaker.
take me to see films that I shouldn’t have seen as a little kid; they were really adult films. They were art movies from Europe that really shaped me as a little person. The first time I felt the power of the moving image was when I was working in Chile, under the dictatorship, with an underground news gathering agency that was filming the uncensored reality and lives of the Chilean people under the dictatorship.
Rodrigo Dorfman used footage from a trip to Morocco in his "Generation exile" film.
was a short. It was about under connected children and what happens to under connected children in North Carolina. It was very poetic, very beautiful and it went around the world. After that, I slowly started working my way up, and I guess I truly started becoming serious when I bought my first real digital camera that was good enough to withhold scrutiny. You become a professional when you have professional tools. I’ve
SEE THE FILM Time: 4:40 p.m. today Location: Durham Convention Center, 201 Foster St. Info: fullframefest.org
that I took on my trip made it into “Generation Exile.”
DTH: How does it feel to have your movie premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival?
DTH: What were some of your early experiences with films?
DTH: When did you get serious about filmmaking?
Two UNC computer science professors awarded for work
Two computer scientists at the University have been awarded for their virtual reality research by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society, the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Computer science professor Frederick Brooks Jr. won the 2010 Virtual Reality Career Award, which honors his lifetime contributions to virtual reality research and practice. Professor Ming C. Lin received the 2010 Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award for her achievements in virtual and augmented reality.
Dorfman: My first film was called “My House is on Fire.” I did Dorfman: My father used to that in 1997 with my father, and it
Dorfman: It’s great to finally been a screen writer for 12 years, and as a filmmaker I have made already be able to go to the next stage, which four features in the past three years. is to show it in public and actually an that’s the DTH: Was UNC pivotal in see it have oneeffect, you makewhole point. On level films shaping you as a filmmaker? for yourself but then you’ve done Dorfman: I got my master’s that, and you later show it to people in journalism at UNC in multime- so others can bathe in those images dia, and that’s where I learned my and the feeling. Hopefully the next craft. This is really and truly where stage after that is distribution and my career took off after I finished then after that you move on. that amazing program that allowed me to go to Morocco with a scholarContact the Arts Editor ship and film. A lot of my footage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
tar hEEl spriNtErs
teens slash prom budgets
thrift stores see business uptick
By OLIvIa BarrOw
Student Congress elects new officers during 92nd session
Student Congress elected new officers in its first full body of the 92nd session Wednesday. Deanna Santoro was elected speaker in an uncontested race. Santoro, who was a representative during the last session, has also served as speaker pro tem and as the rules and judiciary committee chairwoman. Student Congress member Alex Mills was elected speaker pro tem after an initial tie vote with representative Adam Jutha. After a second vote, Mills defeated Jutha 16 to 11. The following committee leaders were also elected: n Finance committee: Chelsea Miller n Rules and judiciary committee: Adam Jutha n Student activities committee: McKinney Brown n Ethics committee: Keith Lee
German students visiting Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools
Seventeen students and two teachers from the OhmGymnasium in Erlangen, Germany, are spending three weeks in Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill and Carrboro high schools. The German students, who are living with students of the two high schools, have met the mayor of Chapel Hill and toured the police and fire departments and UNC. Today the group will tour the Governor’s Mansion and various museums. And on Tuesday, the Germans faced off against the American students in a soccer match. The American students and their teachers, Marilyn Metzler and Patrick Bradshaw, will travel to Germany in June for three weeks. The exchange has taken place every other year since 2000 and is conducted under the German American Partnership Program.
ophomore Mak Karigan sprints Wednesday afternoon at the preliminaries of the Fastest Tar Heel on Campus competition. The event challenges students from all over campus to run the fastest 40 meters. The six finalists, three males and three females, will race against some of the quickest UNC varsity athletes at
halftime of the spring football game on national television Saturday. Karigan, like many who came to Wednesday's preliminaries, trained for the event. He finished second for the men with a time of 4.52 seconds. Freshman Jamal Brazan took first place at 4.5 seconds, and sophomore Holly Zoeller took first for the women at 5.25 seconds.
alternative high school brings success
students thrive at phoenix academy
By SETH CrawFOrD
Downtown road race could cause Saturday traffic delays
Motorists navigating downtown Chapel Hill and the UNC campus should expect traffic delays from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday due to the Wachovia Tar Heel Ten Miler, a road race designed to showcase the local communities. More than 2,000 runners will participate in the race, which is sponsored by Endurance Magazine, t h e C h a p e l Hi l l D o w n t o w n Partnership, Fleet Feet Sports and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. The event benefits the local YMCA’s “We Build People” campaign.
3 community colleges get money from U.S. government
Three N.C. community colleges are receiving almost $11 million from the federal government to train students in the health information technology field, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported. Pitt Community College, Central Piedmont Community College and Catawba Valley Community College are part of a group of 21 schools nationwide to train thousands of people in six months or less. - From staff and wire reports.
Out of the ashes of failed attempts to succeed in the traditional high school setting, some students have found another channel for success at the alternative high school Phoenix Academy. Starting in a one-room trailer 12 years ago, Phoenix Academy grew every year until it became an official high school in July 2009. And with the end of its first school year a few months away, the school can reflect on its accomplishment — the creation of an individualized, more intimate setting that makes college an option for students who might not have been able to graduate at a traditional school. Former Orange High School Assistant Principal L averne Mattocks was named as the school’s first formal principal and said most of the students are happy the academy is an official high school. “They take pride in that. They feel legitimized,” Mattocks said. “Now they’re like, ‘We’re a high school.'” The students have even begun pushing the school to make school T-shirts, she said. Since becoming principal, she said she has had to find ways to
focus on each of the 43 students’ specific needs. “We are tying to live up to the alternative model by just being creative, thinking outside the box, just saying there is no box,” she said. “If I can get you to walk through those doors every day, I’ll find a way outside the box to really find success.” Mattocks said the Chapel HillCarrboro City Schools Board of Education has been supportive of the school throughout its first official year. After a visit of the school in the fall, board member Joe Green said he left impressed. “It has extremely capable teachers,” he said. “I kind of left with the impression that it had the feel of a small private or charter school.” Some students said they are responding well to the school’s emphasis on smaller, more handson classrooms. Senior T’kara Watson said she learns better with more intimate classroom setting. She also said the school’s small size creates a bond between the students and teachers. “It’s like a family now,” Watson said. “There’s arguing, but there’s no fighting. It’s just a big family.” Senior Antonio Glenn said he dropped out of school in 2007 after getting lost in the crowd at East
t’kara Watson is a senior at Phoenix academy high School on Merritt Mill road. the high school became an official high school in June 2009.
Chapel Hill High School and getting caught up in the wrong crowd at Carrboro High School. He said he knew he needed to get his diploma but wouldn’t be able to do it at a traditional high school. Glenn said he knew Phoenix was the only way he could make it. “People ain’t talking all the way around the room,” said Glenn, who plans to graduate in June with six other seniors. “You can ask more questions, concentrate and focus on the lessons.” To make up classes he missed
after dropping out, Glenn takes lower levels of certain classes in addition to his regular classes to make up the credits. After he graduates, Glenn plans to go to Alamance Community College and major in auto mechanics, something he said he wouldn’t have the opportunity to do if it weren’t for Phoenix Academy. “It’s a good school,” Glenn said. “Ain’t nothing bad about it.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
Even when the economy tanks, some things never change: local teens still need to look fabulous on prom night. “It provides an opportunity for us to be a little vain and splurge a little bit, but it’s one of those occasions when that’s OK,” Chapel Hill High School senior Sarah Sullivan said in an e-mail. But while looking awesome is a must, breaking the bank is not. Four local thrift and consignment stores say they’ve seen business uptick since the recession. And sales of affordable prom dresses has been part of that. “There’s a general shift in the way people think about how they use their money,” said Lesleigh Cooper, owner of The Stock Exchange consignment boutique. “Basically, we’re in the business of recycling.” Annie Jackson, owner of Time after Time Vintage Thrift shop, said she sells more than 100 prom dresses each prom season, but not just to teenage girls. “We can service all proms … serious prom people, tacky prom people, elderly prom people,” Jackson said.” Cooper said she has seen business improve since the recession began. Both Refinements and Time after Time Vintage Thrift in Chapel Hill and My Secret Closet in Hillsborough also sell prom and cocktail dresses. Gabe Blanchard, a senior at East Chapel Hill High School, will wear the tuxedo his parents bought for him for last year’s Thanksgiving dance this year, cutting his prom costs to about $100. “I would say I’m definitely cutting back,” Blanchard said. His girlfriend, Sullivan, said her total cost was about $420 — and she paid for it with birthday money from both of her parents. Allyson Ropp, from Carrboro High School, aims to save money this year. She will spend between $40 and $100 at prom this weekend, since she is borrowing her dress from family and is going out to dinner with friends. “I’m not going to go out and spend a ridiculous amount on a dress that I’m only going to wear once,” Lindsay Savelli, a senior at Chapel Hill High School. Knowing that many girls only wear their dresses once, UNC’s Kaleidoscope magazine stepped in to help recycle those dresses by organizing the Cinderella Project at UNC. Lauren Hafezi, a spokeswoman for Kaleidoscope, created and implemented the project, which collected more than 50 dresses for girls at Southern High School in Durham who could not afford one. The predominately minority and lower-income population at Southern made it a good candidate for the program. “It’s one of those expenses that can definitely be reduced,” she said. “You wear a dress one time, and it’s nice to give it another life.” Whether your budget is $50 or $500, prom must go on. “The prom itself isn’t actually what’s exciting; it’s more getting dressed up, taking pictures, and going out with your friends,” Sullivan said. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Courtroom, have already left that system in a bind, Stanford said. The inability to hold trials in that courtroom, which holds about 250 people, has put an extra burden on Orange County courts. He said the county would be able to offer space sporadically at best. “We would of course be more than happy to accommodate them,” Stanford said. “Our problem is we’re already pressed for space.” Chapel Hill attorney Elliot Brady said he comes to the Orange County district courthouse on Franklin Street nearly every week but has never encountered such overcrowded conditions. “This is the most crowded as I’ve ever seen it,” he said. “At least twice as many people as I’ve ever seen.” University administrators said they want to take steps to lessen the impact of the expansion to the facility. They have already taken steps to communicate better with residents by appointing Lowman and other administrators to focus specifically on the facility, its operations and repairs. “We want to have as little impact on the environment as possible,” Lowman said. Runberg said the University would focus on planning viable wastewater systems and making utilities — especially water — sustainable through initiatives like water reclamation. “I think we have the financial capability to do things right out there,” Lowman said. Administrators also said that while they haven’t yet received a significant response from the community, they plan to hold the second in a series of town hall meetings next month to allow neighbors to express their concerns. Despite crowding in Orange, assistant district attorneys have gone to Chatham County to help out with a particularly busy week when the county reviews older DWI cases to dispose of unnecessary ones. These cases require months of preparation by district attorneys, all of which was lost in the blaze. Orange County district attorneys handled routine cases while their Chatham County colleagues regathered information. “We believe that we’ve got this planned out,” he said. “Everybody’s worked together, cooperated. “Chatham County court’s going to be in Chatham County.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
Man exonerated from death row speaks out
Event advocates against death penalty
By Jessica marker
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Facing the charge of first-degree murder, Edward Chapman was exonerated from North Carolina’s death row in 2007. Three years later, Chapman can be found advocating against the death penalty along with the North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium and the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. On Wednesday night, several activists and scholars against the death penalty gathered in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History for a panel discussion exploring the role of race in the death penalty and North Carolina’s passage of the Racial Justice Act. The act’s purpose is to make justice colorblind and was passed due to findings that the death penalty is given at a disproportionately high rate to black males in the South, especially when the victims are
white females. Speakers included UNC professors Frank Baumgartner and Isaac Unah. Edward Chapman was present to share his story as an innocent man on death row for 15 years. Jennifer Thompson spoke of her experience as a rape victim who falsely accused Ronald Cotton for the rape, which she later turned into a book with Cotton called “Picking Cotton.” Thompson said she and Cotton, who served about 11 years in prison after being falsely accused, are both victims of a flawed system. “Picking Cotton” is the true story of the friendship that developed between Thompson and Cotton and will be the 2010 summer reading book for incoming UNC students. Jeremy Collins, director of the North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium, said the purpose of the event was to make people
aware of the Racial Justice Act in hopes that they will get involved in such legislation and remain engaged. The next cause the coalition is pursuing is prohibiting the execution of the mentally ill, Collins said. Thompson said 75 percent of all wrongful convictions are due to false eyewitness identification claims. In her case, DNA evidence was able to exonerate Cotton and identify the culprit, but she said most falsely accused persons are not as lucky, as DNA evidence is not always available. Chapman said the state is reimbursing him for his imprisonment by paying him $50,000 for each of the 15 years was incarcerated. Although he refers to some of the inmates he spent time with as family, Chapman said no amount of money can make up for time lost. “You can’t give back 15 years of life,” he said.
solutions like this could help them avoid adding additional case loads to an already overcrowded Orange County court system. Renovations to the library could begin as early as August, said Jim Woodall, the district attorney of Chatham and Orange counties. “All that’s tentative because they’ve got to make sure they have enough money,” he said. In the meantime, a makeshift courtroom has been set up in the Agriculture Auditorium located in the courthouse annex across the street. Renovations to Orange County’s main courtroom, the Mural
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I would definitely recommend that graduate students avail themselves of Maymester. It’s a good opportunity for graduate students to reduce their course load (during the semester) and be able to take fewer classes while teaching a class. I enjoyed the course intensity. Instead of spreading a book throughout an entire semester, we were able to discuss a chapter or two a day.
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Construction is scheduled to be completed by mid-2013. After construction is completed on these three buildings, the University might consider one final building to centralize utilities and make electricity use more efficient, said Bob Lowman, associate vice chancellor for research. But UNC doesn’t know yet whether it has the money to build it. Existing buildings might also Contact the University Editor see renovations and additions in at firstname.lastname@example.org. the future. The National Institutes of Health did not respond to messages Wednesday asking if leaks of treated wastewater at the Bingham Facility since October had any affect on deciding how to award grant money. Lowman added he doesn’t think recent problems with wastewater and chemical leakages would affect construction. “Because of the violations and citations we’ve been issued, we are legally obligated to fix the system whether we build any new buildings or not,” Lowman said.
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gone, I really miss it.” Many artists and photographers visited Pittsboro to create artwork with the image of the courthouse, Jones said. “Much like the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and some of the other iconic symbols of the state, the Chatham County Courthouse was the main symbol of the county and Pittsboro,” said Tommy Edwards, owner of Red Gate Music, Art & Antiques. Edwards attended a series of lectures sponsored by a historical association at the courthouse and played with his band, The Bluegrass Experience, at political gatherings in the courtroom, he said. “A building like that has so many various meanings to so many different people,” Edwards said. “It might be where you got your marriage license or where you looked at the plan of your new home or something like that.” The fire also impacted the Contact the University Editor younger generation of Pittsboro. at email@example.com. “It’s amazing. I can get on Facebook and see all these people who have got default pictures of the courthouse before it burned down,” connects with Jordan Lake. said 21-year-old Travis Squires, Feb. 19, 2010: UNC reports a who wrote a report on the courtbreak in a distribution line the prehouse in the eighth grade. vious day that resulted in roughly Last Saturday, several bands 1,800 gallons of treated wastewafrom the town performed downter being spilled. town at a festival, called Pittsboro Rising, to honor the city and county Feb. 23, 2010: University adminofficials as well as emergency workistrators hold another town hall ers who responded to the courtmeeting to answer questions from house fire. Attendees were encourconcerned neighbors and resiaged to visit downtown shops and dents. Bob Lowman, the associate restaurants. vice chancellor for research who “It was our way of saying, ‘We’re Chancellor Holden Thorp asked not done yet. We’re going to make to oversee work at the Bingham it,’” Edwards said. Facility, meets with residents at the Business owners who relied on the meeting. courthouse for drawing tourists are still holding their breath for things to pick up again. The traffic circle around the courthouse in the center of town still hasn’t reopened. The proximity of the restaurant to the courthouse was a significant factor when Chris Pratt, the owner of Virlie’s Grill, decided to buy a restaurant on Hillsboro Street, he said. “A lot of people who came to town took the time to go visit it, walk around it and, of course, some of those people ate with us,” he said. “We took it for granted — being right here in the shade of it.” Downtown shops and restaurants were, by and large, spared from permanent damage. “Other than the smoky smell which lasted a couple days, we didn’t have any damage other than a couple hundred dollars worth of cleaning labor and the loss of a Thursday night, which is a big night for us,” Pratt said. But the logistical difficulties the fire has caused are still impacting business. Restaurants might lose money without the lunchtime traffic of courthouse employees, Edwards said. James Henry Shook, the owner of J. Henry Paint & Hardware, has noticed less traffic coming from north of Pittsboro, particularly from Chapel Hill. That means fewer customers. “It’s just another inconvenience,” Shook said. “It may encourage them to stop a little further north.” Town residents are hopeful that the county commissioners will uphold their promise to rebuild the courthouse, Jones said. But so far, there’s no timeline for that. “Rebuilding it is going to be the best bet,” she said. “I think it will continue to stand. I mean, it’s stood for over 100 years.” Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dive party viii
Local music rocks, and Dive’s about to prove it to you. On Friday, we present our eighth Dive Party. This time we give you a solo set from Red Collar frontman Jason Kutchma, Durham garage outfit The Dirty Little Heaters, hip-hop-jazz fusion band The Beast and folk-minded rock act Luego. Friday will also be a listening event for the new MGMT album due next week. We’ll have giveaways including advance copies of the new disc. To prepare for the fun, Dive’s Linnie Greene and Jordan Lawrence gave each band a questionnaire. The answers are below.
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1. What is the best non-musical asset you bring to the Dive Party? A passionate determination to satisfy. We just want you to feel good. 2. If you were stranded on a deserted island with Chuck Norris, how would you survive? Is Nuck Chorris still funny? Was switching letters in words to make funny sounding words ever funny? Maybe only in the case of Will Graves. I’m talking about you Grill Waves. 3. With which “Jersey Shore” character do you most identify? Why? Any of the dudes on the show, because they are all juicers, just like Luego. Juicers to the max. 4. Pepsi or Coke? Why? Coke, duh. 5. If you/your band were a superhero, what would
be your power? And so Luego turned into a superhero with the power of the eternal hang. It was cast forth throughout the land allowing the power hungry to enjoy life, and we all lived happily ever after. Time travel would be pretty sweet as well. 6. Which summer blockbuster are you looking forward to most this year? Who has time for movies? Go play outside. Do something. Enjoy life. 7. How awesome is this semester’s Dive Party going to be? It’ll be like Snookie enjoying a Coke, watching “Toy Story 3” in 3D, on a date with Grill Waves ... and they’re both invisible. Best night ever!
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1. What is the best non-musical asset you bring to the Dive Party? Our dashing good looks. 2. If you were stranded on a deserted island with Chuck Norris, how would you survive? Get him to lead us to Jacob (anybody watch Lost?) 3. With which “Jersey Shore” character do you most identify? Why? What’s Jersey Shore? 4. Pepsi or Coke? Why? Neither. Sunny D!
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5. If you/your band were a superhero, what would be your power? The power cosmic. 6. Which summer blockbuster are you looking forward to most this year? It’s the summer of the sequels. We’ve got our hearts set on “Sex in the City 2,” and “Twilight 3” and “Shrek 4.” 7. How awesome is this semester’s Dive Party going to be? So awesome, you’ll wish you had to pay.
1. What is the best non-musical asset you bring to the Dive Party? Dirty Little Heater’s tagline: Pound for pound, the heaviest band in town. 2. If you were stranded on a deserted island with Chuck Norris, how would you survive? Certainly to eat fear for breakfast and roundhouse kick a bitch for lunch. Dinner: delicious wild boar with a blackberry reduction. 3. With which Jersey Shore character do you most identify? Why?
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The people standing on the boardwalk, heads cocked at the house inhabitants’ strange behavior, as others watch our band’s strange behavior. Why? Just how we roll. 4. Pepsi or Coke? Why? Pepsi is good for a sip or two, like a seasoned prostitute. Coke is the marriage material, or the one for whom you buy breakfast and wonder what could have been. 5. If you/your band were a superhero, what would be your power? The power to get all the coveted
glory with none of the abysmal hard work. Why? Just how we roll. 6. Which summer blockbuster are you looking forward to most this year? Dirty Little Heater’s remake “Kiss Meets Phantom of the Park.” Why? Such a brilliant movie, how could it go wrong. Right Kiss? 7. How awesome is this semester’s Dive Party going to be? Somewhere between Pepsi and Coke, without Pepsi’s wretched crotch pox.
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1. What is the best non-musical asset you bring to the Dive Party? Heartache. 2. With which Jersey Shore character do you most identify? Why? I identify with Pauly Shore. In a high humidity climate, I can’t do anything with my hair. 3. Pepsi or Coke? Why? Neither. Ginger Ale. Why? The Mustaine. Buy me one at the 506. I’ll explain. 4. If you/your band were a superhero, what would be your power? We’d have the power of Unemployment. “Having
trouble quitting your job? Red Collar ... TO THE RESCUE!” 5. Which summer blockbuster are you looking forward to most this year? I just saw the ad for “Kick-Ass.” It’s not a “summer blockbuster,” but mark my words, it will be a blockbuster still playing during the summer. Mark. My. Words. 6. How awesome is this semester’s Dive Party going to be? Very awesome. But bittersweet. I hate to see the seniors leave, though I’m sure you’re anxious to get out of here and get on with your big and bright futures. You’ve been very good to us, and I’m grateful.
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Rock outfit In the Year of the Pig blends noisy rock with jam band sensibility, and it’s a good — if unusual —combination. PAGE 9
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MGMT is back with its much anticipated sophomore release, just in time for Dive’s listening party Friday night. PAGE 8
RELEASE THE KRAKEN
Dive takes a look at “Clash of the Titans,” a remake of a 1981 film about angry gods duking it out for power. PAGE 7
Industry veteran Todd Snider dishes about life on the road and writing alt-country in the age when grunge was king. PAGE 10
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action for action’s sake, one actor steps up for a truly exemplary turn. Ralph Fiennes, possibly the only actor in the known universe not simply awed into submission by Neeson’s Zeus, plays Hades with demonic evil, communicated easily by his charismatic, devious demeanor — although admittedly the latter gets a little help from CGI that transforms him into a smoking cinder cone monstrosity. Many will not like this “Clash of the Titans.” Some will complain that the film is all special effects. But this isn’t the ’80s, and Hollywood knows that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — unless you can charge more for it. For those looking for a jolt of thundering, adventurous fun, “Clash of the Titans” is certainly up to the task. -Robert Turner Story
the fall of alpinists from the clutches of fame to the brink of desperation. Director Philipp Stölzl’s movie depicts the 1936 attempt by esteemed German climbers Andreas ‘Andi’ Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas) and Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann) to be the first to conquer the north face of Switzerland’s Eiger mountain. The two leads portray different approaches to life and climbing; Hinterstoisser’s enthusiastic idealism contrasts against Kurz’s cautious realism. On the night before their departure, the camera moves between Hinterstoisser boisterously drinking in a lodge and Kurz sternly scoping out the mountain in a rainstorm. The early part of the film is pleasantly spent showing the climbers’ spectacular feats as they traverse peaks and ice fields with nothing but ropes and hooks. The movie thrives on its ability to depict the harshness of descending a mountain in extreme weather. Stölzl successfully combines major catastrophic images with close shots of technical failures, including carabiners gradually falling out of place and straining ropes. When Kurz drops a glove during an avalanche, revealing his frostbitten hand, the audience feels an empathetic chill. While the events are occurring on the mountain, Kurz’s love interest, photojournalist Luise Fellner (Johanna Wokalek), and her cynical boss cover the climb. Her relationship with Kurz is unfounded and hardly inspiring, and it takes away from her story line as a journalist whose personal and professional interests are in conflict. Despite these distractions, “North Face” peers into the harsh realities of a climbing expedition gone awry, allowing the audience to feel the bitter winds and disappointments of the Alps. -Lyle Kendrick
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The lasT song
In “The Last Song,” Miley Cyrus’s Ronnie Miller is a gifted musician who’s been accepted to Juilliard. That’s right: this is the kind of film where the girl who brought us “Party in the U.S.A.” can go to one of the most prestigious musical institutions in the country. Despite her talents, Ronnie is a rebellious teen with a troubled past. We know this because she has a nose stud and wears black boots while walking on the beach. Her mother has sent Ronnie and her brother to stay with their estranged father (Greg Kinnear) for the summer at his beachside house. As the three try to rekindle their relationship, Ronnie meets the perpetually shirtless local heartthrob Will (Liam Hemsworth), and the two fall for each other. The actors in this execrable movie deliver every line as if it’s being read straight from the script, almost to the point that you worry they will accidentally read the blocking. And while the relationships in teen romance films rarely resemble reality, Will’s courtship of Ronnie is particularly laughable. It’s a montage of glances of smoldering intensity, bad pop songs and Will’s grin, which is so toothy it would make Jimmy Carter flinch. Despite bad acting, romantic clichés and several unnecessary subplots, the biggest insult is the film’s final act. It’s a shameless attempt to pull at the viewers’ heartstrings and make them forget that the rest of the movie is an extended assault on cinema. “The Last Song” is the perfect movie for 13-year-old girls and those who have recently suffered severe brain trauma and prefer their plots spoon-fed to them. Unfortunately, I doubt this will be the last song or the last film for Miley Cyrus. -Mark Niegelsky
One could philosophically discuss Aristotle’s definition of “catharsis” and its implications for “Clash of the Titans”, but let’s be real: There are only one or two reasons you went to — or want to see — this movie. One of them is that you saw and are a fan of the 1981 version. Well, “Clash” director Louis Leterrier, famous for “Transporter,” is a childhood fan of the original. Loyal fans even get a mechanical-owl-shaped reincarnation’s of the original’s Bobo. But remakes are never the same as the original, right? In fact, the only really believable reason you’d want to see “Clash of the Titans” is: n For its 3D-epic awesomeness. n For Liam Neeson’s line as Zeus: “Release the Kraken.” n For the Kraken itself and other stunning visuals. And people who go in with this expectation will find plenty to enjoy. From the awe-inspiring monsters to the thundering, golden Zeus, “Clash” is filled with actionpacked popcorn pleasure. But while this is an exercise in
rolific producer and talented rocker Mitch Easter plays at Local 506 on Tuesday. Citay and Birds of Avalon also played. Easter co-produced R.E.M.’s first two albums and has worked with Pavement and Velvet Crush. Despite his prominence, the show was painfully unattended.
The German film “Nordwand” (translated into English as “North Face”) extends beyond a simple recapitulation of history and shows
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New LP less spectacular Roman Candle burns bright
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MGMT’s Congratulations is a follow-up to its breakthrough Oracular Spectacular only in the sense that its release date follows its predecessor. The two albums are nothing alike. There aren’t any radio or single-friendly songs that immediately jump out from Congratulations’ track list. The duo’s trademark electronic funk-rock is there, but dialed up to hyper-speed with a heavy order of synths and keys. The MGMT you came to know is gone, and if you can get past the shock, you should find a lot to like in the band’s latest manifestation. There is no compromise or settling with this album’s sound; MGMT parades its acid trip of an album unapologetically. It’s not a gentle step away from Oracular Spectacular — it’s a meteoric leap. And while it’s one that may cause them to lose some fans (I can’t imagine the flat-out weird “Brian Eno” taking away the spot
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of dance anthem “Kids” on a party playlist), those who are patient enough to stick around won’t leave totally empty-handed. The album opens up with “It’s Working,” a frenetic drum and organ piece propelled by Andrew Van Wyngarden’s signature falsetto. It sets the stage for the majority of the album. Songs explode into your eardrums one after another, each with its own quirks, whether it’s packing in a smorgasbord of clashing instruments and melodies into “Flash Delirium” or turning the ballad-like “Someone’s Missing” into a hazy pop jam session. These songs don’t particularly blend together, but the underlying theme of the psychedelic screwball pop is present throughout. You can’t help but be charmed by its unforced strangeness.
Despite its charms, Congratulations sometimes feels like too much too soon, muddying an already ambiguous musical identity. The unexpected folksy-ness of its titular closer is one of the strongest moments on the album, and ironically, the song that sounds the most like Oracular Spectacular. It ends the album on a surprisingly somber note. You can’t miss Van Wyngarden’s despair and dissatisfaction with fame and success as he sings, “But I’ve got someone to make reports … To book my stays and draw my blinds, so I can’t see what’s really there.” It’s a great way to close the album. MGMT has proven that it won’t follow the same trails it has already blazed. Whatever expectations you had about this album, it’s a safe bet that MGMT will defy them. It might not work 100 percent of the time, but it sure does make you think. And that just might be point. “You pay attention for me. As strange as it seems, I’d rather dissolve than have you ignore me,” VanWyngarden sings at one point. Mission accomplished. Contact the Diversions Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Skip Matheny, headlining a show next week at Cat’s Cradle will be a homecoming of sorts. He’s played the Cradle a number of times with his country-leaning pop-rock band Roman Candle, and it’s long been a favorite venue for a band that called the Triangle home not too long ago. Lead singer and guitarist Matheny has Chapel Hill roots that run deep. The original lineup for Roman Candle was formed here in 1997 when he was a UNC student, and the band spent a decade in the area before relocating to Nashville a few years ago. “We love it there,” Matheny said. “We spent such a long time in Chapel Hill, so it’s still sort of like home to us.” Roman Candle is a family affair. The band includes Matheny’s wife, Timshel, and brother Logan, and the tour has grown even larger recently — Matheny’s two kids now hit the road with the band. “People would probably expect things to get volatile and what have you, but that really hasn’t been the case,” Matheny said. “I mean, I can be an idiot sometimes. We can all be idiots. But it’s been really great to work with people that you know and love and to see this band grow with them. And to have those people be your family makes it that much better.” The band has risen to new heights with its 2009 album Oh Tall Tree In The Ear. The record has received widespread word-ofmouth support and rave reviews, with music critics using words
Skip Matheny of nashville band roman candle plays cat’s cradle last May. the former chapel hill band returns to the venue on wednesday.
like ‘classic’ and ‘masterpiece’ to describe the band’s blend of altcountry, roots rock and pop. “I don’t know why the album’s struck such a chord with fans, but it has,” Matheny said. “Before, when we used to play shows, I usually recognized the few people who were there that showed up. It’s actually kind of nice that we don’t recognize everyone who comes to our shows now.” After years struggling with label and manager problems, the band is poised to break big. Back in 2003, Rolling Stone called Roman Candle Chapel Hill’s ‘darling’ band on the rise. Now they’re starting to splash
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onto the national music scene. “It really feels like we’re finally on track now with this album,” Matheny said. Despite the hype, Matheny still fondly recalls his days as a UNC student, often spent attending concerts at local music venues. “What’s so great and unique about the Chapel Hill music scene is there’s a little bit of everything,” he said. Matheny’s days as an English major at UNC have had an influence on his music. He’s been working on a blog project called “Drinks With” for the magazine American Songwriter, putting together interviews with musicians like the Arctic Monkeys and Elvis Perkins to discuss the ins and outs of the craft of songwriting. He’s also put those English studies to use writing songs for Roman Candle that are chock-full of obscure literary references. “It’s about finding music that’s as beautiful as the music found in the natural world. It’s about being in love with music.” Contact the Diversions Editor at email@example.com.
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Describing In The Year of the Pig’s sound isn’t easy. On first impression, they’re just another noise rock band. Droning distortion, rolling crashes and dense, lengthy songs characterize their albums. But upon further inspection, noise rock isn’t really fitting. Guitarist David Harper describes it best: “We’re an unintentional jam band,” he said. His depiction raised eyebrows and voices amongst the band. There’s a stigma attached to the title that clearly made some members uncomfortable. And In The Year of the Pig sounds closer to a drugged-out Boris than they do to The Grateful Dead. Avoiding the crossfire, Harper clarified his definition. “OK, OK — I think we’re a band that jams,” he said. “But still unintentionally.” In The Year of the Pig jams in a way that makes the listener question the noise rock label. Grinding guitars mixed with screeching feedback are punctuated with moments of grooving drum duets. Their sound is too intentional to be whittled down to “noise.” Or is it? Lincoln Sward, selfproclaimed “butt of Chapel Hill,” drunken bard and bassist for In The Year of The Pig offered a more self-deprecating rebuttal. “We’re a noise rock band because we don’t know how to play the same notes at the same time,” he said. “We don’t know how to play very well together.” There may be an element of truth to Sward’s commentary. It’s not that members of In The Year of the Pig are bad musicians — the group has their chops and is undeniably tight (“Tight as your mom,” according to Sward.) But their unusual line-up featuring two drummers presents certain challenges in songwriting. “Usually Aaron (Smithers) or David Harper bring in parts, and they’re usually too complicated for us to play all together, which is kind of true,” said Jenks Miller, one of the drummers for the band. “But we’ve got five people with two drum sets and we can’t have a bunch of crazy sh-t going on all the time. And so no matter what gets brought in, it gets evened out.” This even keel is evident on the
Jenks Miller and dave cantwell, the ferocious twin drum section of chapel hill’s in the Year of the Pig, hit hard alongside bassist lincoln Sward during a performance at local 506. the band plays at nightlight Friday.
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band’s new album, Jamón. In an attempt to capture the abrasiveness of their live shows, the record is dense with noise. “We can’t do a whole lot of stopon-the-dime transitions — it’s like trying to turn an elephant around,” Miller said. “But I think that kind
of lends itself to a more hypnotic, groove base.” Jamón will come to life this Friday night at the Nightlight. The CD release party line-up includes Hiss Golden Messenger, Ryan Martin & Irene Moon and Monsonia. If not for the noise, come for the tacos. Smithers and Sward will be putting their culinary talents to the test as they dish out tacos to fans and crew. In The Year of the Pig has never been a money-maker. For members of the band, tacos repre-
sent their currency to pay back the people involved with the shows and a simultaneous treat for fans. “We all have different endeavors right now. We’re pretty realistic about it. I think at this point we’re in it for the long haul — we’ve never made money, but I think we could get to the point where we are selfsustaining,” Smithers said. “Woah,” Sward replied. “You just blew my mind.”
Heavily riffed dis tor tion. Sinisterly thrashing drums. Sweaty head-banging. Jorts-wearing metalheads classify metal music of days past. In The Year Of The Pig boldly defies this scene with its acculturation to Chapel Hill and its fuzzy alternative rock edges, all while keeping the amps blaring at 10. Lush distortion and guitar play that’s alternatively frenzied and luxurious create a fresh take on heavy rock, one that trashes traditional screaming and embraces a new form of charismatic solidity that falls somewhere between head nodding and neck straining. Glimpses of weighty metal flicker alongside catchy melodies, providing for a lighter, more personable album that still yearns to be cranked all the way up. Though the album consists of only five songs, the deceptive hour voyage through Jamón guides you through numerous about-face turns, creating what feels like many tunes within the listed five. The title is Spanish for ham, one of the most delicious cuts of meat a pig produces, and this album is certainly one of the finest cured pieces of hard rock the Triangle has seen of late. “And Remember The Good
Times” is 15 minutes of patterned, simultaneous cymbal crashing and guitar strum that ramps up into rumbling distortion only to fade out again. This break from the norm shows the original intellect In the Year Of The Pig presents. With meager vocals drowned in an ocean of sound, this almostinstrumental piece is not as fulfilling as one would believe. The quality is there, a unique brand of metal is there, and the delivery is flawless, but Jamón is often too ethereal to make a truly thunderous impact. But even though it might not hit heavy music fans with the usual booming thrills, it’s still a consistently pleasing listen. It’s approachable and engrossing, with provocative melodies and interesting textures. The result is a solid debut that should appeal not only to fans of crushing riffs, but also to those who appreciate artists who realize that hard rock doesn’t have to be a stereotype. Contact the Diversions Editor at email@example.com.
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TODD SNIDER: LESSONS FROM THE ROAD
Todd Snider is the kind of music veteran that knows the ins and outs of the industry. From bluesy alt-country to baseball acid trips, Snider’s music and inspiration cover a lot of territory. Assistant Diversions Editor Linnie Greene chatted with the musician about all things music, be it touring, fads or man’s best friend. and got out there on the road. I thing, although sometimes I really tough onto the TS: I was about 26, I think, and came onto it. scene, but I didn’t wonder. That is a after allone. I would say, I guess these burst I was really into Jerry Jeff Walker years — what have I learned? Dive: What are some of your Well, you know I feel like the whole and that kind of music that then, they didn’t really have it. Now they favorite memories from the road? thing takes a lot of getting used to, call it alternative country. I was tryTS: I’ve been out there for a because a lot of it’s fun and a lot of ing — those were those days when long time. There’s been so many, it’s really painful. I was hoping to get a record conyou know. I think my favorite thing And so, you know, if I could run tract someday. Other people got to do is play in towns. My favorite into the kid, if 43-year-old me ran them and I thought, “I want one!” I place to go is a town called Santa into the 26-year-old me, I‘d say, remember one night I made that up Cruz because it’s full of all these “Come on in man, the water’s freezout of anger, I guess, that nobody hippies and they have this great ing.” It doesn’t really change that really wanted to mix country and ocean with big cliffs. It’s just beau- much, because in my opinion it rock, and I guess people still kind tiful. seems like you have to, you write to. of don’t. But I guess I was trying It feels like when you’re travIt’s almost like all I really wanted to poke fun at that kind of music, eling, it’s just this one constant to do was make up a f--king song, which I actually really liked. sort of surreal movie. Grown men so I could make a record. And all Dive: What kind of reactions do things that they would not do I can think about is when this girl did you get? had they not been traveling for 30 broke up with me. You’re going to turns back into an TS: It was, I guess, like those days. Itgraderyou rightfind yourself have to relive. You’re going to have eighth and you to go into that place in your heart songs like “Disco Duck” or someputting tacks under peoples’ chairs that doesn’t really feel so great all thing where for a couple of weeks, after awhile. the time. it’s all you could hear, and then it inspired you to write that song?
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Diversions: A lot of your songs tell stories. Are any of these based on real events? Todd Snider: Almost all of them. There are a few that aren’t, but almost every one of them will be at least about someone I know or something that happened to me. Or sometimes it’s just something that happened that’s just an inspiration to me. Sometimes I’ll just sing about people. But yeah, most of them are true.
went away really quick. I would Dive: You broke onto the tour in those days, but no one really music scene in the ’90s with “Talkin’ came out that much. It was funny, I Seattle Grunge Rock Blues.” What guess I kind of came into the scene
TS: That’s Cowboy Jim. He’s my best friend, and that’s my house. I think that was for, it was a magazine that came, and they were taking pictures at the house, and I think they said, “Does your dog ride in the car with you?” And he got in the car and we started taking pictures. Somebody suggested “That’s a good picture,” and as soon as I saw that my boy got to be in there, I said “Oh, for sure.” Someone besides me thought, “Hey, this could be the cover,” and as soon as I saw it I said, “Yeah.” He’ll come on stage sometimes, too. There he goes! (Jim barks in Dive: What are some of the Dive: Whose dog is in the pas- the background) most important things you’ve senger’s seat on “The Excitement Contact the Diversions Editor learned since you first got signed? Plan” cover, and how did you at firstname.lastname@example.org. choose that photo? TS: I hope I’ve learned somestomping rock n’ roll. O n t h e a l b u m’s o p e n e r, “Someday Soon” co-frontman Michael Coomers doesn’t waste any time getting down to business with building vocals that heavily resonate and ultimately compete with the thrashing cymbals. Harlem’s energy refuses to be slowed, with each track building upon the last in a different way. The band intersperses relatively short ditties with longer ones, creating a pleasant variety that strongly employs the purest elements of garage rock. While the songs work together in a collective sense, each is more than capable to stand alone, supported by the likes of funky guitar and throaty vocals. “Gay Human Bones” demonstrates the album’s sing-along effect with laid-back and foolhardy lyrics like “My basketball team’s name is Gay Human Bones.” Harlem employs pop-worthy hooks into songs that continually thrash. The lengthiness of Hippies might be its only weakness, as the album feigns a conclusion multiple times. Although Harlem could have saved some of the fun for a later date, for the time being, the group enthusiastically delivers a well-crafted mix that rings of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. -Elizabeth Byrum
todd snider emerged onto the music scene in the ‘90s, fusing pop, country and Americana that has since characterized his sound.
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HarlEm VariOuS arTiSTS Wu-Massacre
Although it might share a name with a New York borough, a globetrotting group of basketball players, a renaissance and “two techno DJs from occupied Berlin,” Harlem has clearly distinguished itself with its own breed of a psychedelic-infused rock sound. After releasing a debut album titled Free Drugs;-), this outfit continues to spread the drug love on its latest release, Hippies. Hippies presents garage rock at some of its purest, with subtly twangy vocals (depending on who is singing) and steady, sing-song guitar. Add quirky lyrics and borderline psychedelic lo-fi, and Hippies is one part drug talk and three parts foot
The three most talented MCs from the Wu-Tang Clan alone on an album is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the crust or starting with dessert. You get directly to the best part of the meal. Masquerading as an LP when it’s really a glorified EP, Wu-Massacre is an updated, albeit stripped-down version of classic Wu-Tang LPs like Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Only 12 tracks and half an hour long, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man don’t waste time with half-ass verses and filler skits, save a cameo by Tracy Morgan and an old-school interlude. There are no surprises. RZA provides the best track, “Our Dreams,” a rich, soul-sampled burner featuring love-stricken verses from each MC. Raekwon continues to be the grimy poet. Ghost’s smooth delivery makes love to the mic. Method Man drops inexplicable rhymes that somehow make sense. Wu-Massacre is for those who tire of Inspectah Deck and U-God. It’s for those whose favorite tracks from Wu solo albums featured guests verses from these three MCs.
Although failed replications of previous bangers are featured, the short side project does produce new classic such as “Gunshowers” and “Miranda” for the Wu canon as well. Who needs bread anyway? With the unadulterated payoff of Wu-Massacre as an example, I think I might just start eating my peanut butter and jelly with a spoon. -Benn Wineka
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Many of the best new acts to step out on the local scene recently have started as one or two-man bands. The Love Language and Max are shining examples. Autumn Ehinger’s Cassis Orange might soon join the list. The new EP she’s crafted under that name is promising, if not fully pleasing. Weaving simplistic Postal Serviceesque electro-pop around stark emotive lyrics that come off as impeccably insightful journal entries, Ehinger has a formula that works. Synths chime with reverb, and drums smash like the world beating down the door in the plea for sanity that is “Listen Heartbeat.” “If we don’t do it now, we know we never will/I never want to know how bad that would feel,” Ehinger sings with a fear that shocks you back to the moment that you first realized the world isn’t always your oyster. Though she drop gems like this often over the EP’s brief four-song span, the construction doesn’t always maximize the impact. The melodies aren’t always memorable, and her wonderfully plaintive vocals are often buried in the lo-fi mix. Still, though this album might not be the most memorable, it’s got more than enough bright spots to constitute a good start. Let’s just hope the next one does it better. -Jordan Lawrence
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Whatever genre Daughters ends up being labeled, surely it will bear the -core suffix. Grindcore, mathcore, hardcore and post-hardcore — there seems to be some confusion amongst critics as to what exactly Daughters sound like. Here’s a more apt description: loud. From the start, this self-titled album is a fury of brash dissonance. Opening track “The Virgin” ranges in dynamics from loud to very loud to holy-shit-my-speakers loud. Daughters is a deadpanned jumble of crashing drums, guitars blaring over other guitars and Alexis Marshall’s one part angst-ridden, one part tormented vocals. The whines and shrills of guitars offer the only tonal solace on the album — from there, it’s double-bass pedals and a mess of distortion. “The Dead Singer” rubs how deafening Daughters can be in your face. The track has a drum solo, but one only a noise fan could love: nearly 30 seconds of a single crash cymbal, played as piercingly quick as possible. It’s cringe-worthy. The album closes with the unexpectedly coherent “The Unattractive, Portable Head.” It’s one of the few tracks on which Marshall’s vocals aren’t lost in the clamored flurry. “I wish I felt nothing at all,” he repeats as the track races to a finish. Daughters is probably the music Satan listens to as he falls asleep. It’s demonically loud and hellishly cluttered, and ultimately, an inaccessible album. Fans of At The Drive In or The Dillinger Escape Plan will find familiar territory with Daughters, but listeners outside of the genre will likely want to steer clear. -Joseph Chapman
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BY juStiN MaYhEW
thursday, april 8, 2010
No. 2 tar heels topple duke Marand delivers under pressure
improve to 7-0 in aCC this season
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DURHAM — Like a Jenga tower superglued together, North Carolina doubles didn’t fall easily. No. 7 Duke had to claw and tug to get the Tar Heels to break. The Blue Devils (17-3, 5-1 ACC) took the doubles point, and the stench of overconfidence lingered over Duke’s Ambler Tennis Stadium as single rallies began. But No. 2 North Carolina (203, 7-0) remained composed and won four singles matches, three of which went to three sets, to take a 4-3 win against its rival. Sanaz Marand, the last player on the court and UNC’s No.1 singles player, was one of the Tar Heels unable to close her match in the second set. “I had to play tough to break her down,” Marand said. “This is the same thing that happened in (National) Indoors (Championships).” In her pivotal third set, with her teammates lining the court in support, Marand came through and won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. It was the last court to finish, and after much sus-
pense, she delivered. At the beginning of the match, with UNC tied with Duke 1-1 in doubles, Katrina Tsang and Shinann Featherston were down 5-2 early but clambered back to lead 7-6. “We had a slow start, and kinda dug ourselves a hole,” Tsang said. “I don’t know if it was nerves, or just excitement of being there. I knew it was going to come down to the wire.” Duke’s Monica Gorny and Mary Clayton won three of the next four games against Tsang and Featherston to win the tiebreaker 9-7 and give Duke the doubles point. Sophie Grabinski, Featherston, and Gina Suarez-Malaguti all led their matches by a game or more in the early going. Freshman Suarez-Malaguti began with an early 4-1 lead against Clayton. Clayton had a strong doubles game but was no competition for the quicker, confident Tar Heel in singles, who hastily routed her opponent 6-2, 6-1. A boisterous crowd filled the stands, but their hollering and
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taunts didn’t rattle the Tar Heels. “I’m in my own little world when I play,” Tsang said. “I mean you hear it, but as long as they’re not rude you just have to block it out.” Tsang struggled throughout the hot afternoon, but redeemed her loss in doubles with a convincing 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory. The jeers of Duke fans couldn’t be heard once UNC proved its strength on the tennis courts. “We handled the momentum very well,” UNC coach Brian Kalbas. “We were able to finish strong. We did what was necessary today.” UNC handed the Blue Devils their first loss in the ACC this season and forced them out of a threeway tie atop the conference. The passionate matches displayed the fortitude and heart of the Tar Heels and showed why they deserved to win and be No. 2 in the country. “We fought our hardest,” Tsang said. “Everyone wanted it today.”
Sanaz Marand defeated Duke opponent Ellah Nze in the final, decisive match to seal the victory for the Tar Heels (20-3, 7-0 ACC) on Wednesday. Marand, a senior in her last match at Duke, was able to overcome the pressure of having the match on her shoulders and deliver a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory. Her game-winning performance broke the 3-3 tie with the No. 7 Blue Devils (17-3, 5-1) and gave the No. 2 Tar Heels their second victory against Duke this season. “She’s always said, ‘I want the match to come down to me,’” UNC coach Brian Kalbas said. “You want somebody who wants that situation and that’s not going shy away from it. “The final match comes down to her match, and she just comes through for the team with that experience and the senior leader that she’s been for us.” Wednesday’s victory was the third 4-3 victory for the Tar Heels, two of which came against Duke. Contact the Sports Editor Both ended with a Marand threeat email@example.com. set victory against Nze.
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Marand’s first victory against Nze in February took the Tar Heels to the finals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Keeping up with her reputation of team leader, Marand led North Carolina throughout the match. Marand was the only UNC player to win both a singles and doubles match Wednesday. Marand’s singles match was one of three matches in the contest that went to a third set. North Carolina was down 3-1 heading into the conclusion of the three three-setters. The Tar Heels would have to win all three singles matches to pull out the victory. After victories by fellow senior Katrina Tsang and sophomore Shinnan Featherson, Marand was put in the position to win the match with a win in the third set. Marand assumed the high-pressure position when she was up 3-1 in the third set. Marand held her serve throughout the third set, securing the win for the Tar Heels. “I think that she doesn’t worry about anything that’s around her,” Kalbas said. “She just focuses in and is really able to concentrate really well, and I think she relishes that.” After being put in game-changing situations multiple times this season,
sanaz Marand, UNC’s No. 1 singles player, fought a tough three-set match against Duke’s ellah Nze to propel the tar heels to the win.
Marand said she has adjusted and has actually begun to enjoy them. “I like it,” she said. “It puts the match in my control. It comes down to me, and I know I would do anything to get the victory.” Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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softball takes doubleheader against Winthrop
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softBALL Winthrop Senior first baseman Stephanie Murad stepped up to the plate in UNC
the bottom of the sixth inning with her team in a 2-2 tie. After failing to record a hit in her first five plate appearances of the day, Murad belted a solo home run clear over the center field fence to break the tie, giving North Carolina its 29th win of the season and a sweep of its doubleheader against Winthrop.
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DTH ONLINE: UNC got all its offensive production via home runs on Wednesday. innings in the Tar Heels’ second game against the Eagles. UNC held a two-run lead, thanks to a pinchhit, two-run homer off the bat of freshman Cara Vitale — the first of her UNC career — in the bottom of the fifth inning. “I went up there today and got it done,” Vitale said. Johnson ran into some trouble
“We’ve been practicing keeping our weight back to get our pitch,” Murad said. “That’s paying off, finally.” Senior Amber Johnson had cruised through her first five
in the top of the sixth, as Winthrop responded with a two-run inning of its own to knot the game before Murad’s late-inning heroics. The second game was eerily similar to the first. Both showed zeros across the board through five and a half innings. “It was definitely a pitcher’s duel out there,” UNC assistant coach Janelle Breneman said. Junior Brittany McKinney scored the first game’s only runs when she stepped up to the plate
and smacked a two-run shot to put the Tar Heels ahead. “I was looking outside the whole time,” McKinney said. “Thankfully she threw it there.” The bomb gives her six on the year, putting her third on the team. Senior Danielle Spaulding threw a complete-game shutout in the first game, highlighted by 11 strikeouts. Following her no-hitter at Virginia on Saturday, the senior seems to be recovering well from the hand injury she suffered almost
a month ago, although she still hasn’t started batting again. “Dani being back definitely helps us,” Breneman said. “As we go to Boston College, she could potentially be back offensively as well.” Christine Knauer continued to be aggressive on the basepaths Wednesday, as her three steals extended her ACC lead in the category to 32. Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
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Deadlines are NOON one business day prior to publication for classified ads. We publish Monday thru Friday when classes are in session. A university holiday is a DTH holiday too (i.e. this affects deadlines). We reserve the right to reject, edit, or reclassify any ad. Acceptance of ad copy or prepayment does not imply agreement to publish an ad. You may stop your ad at any time, but NO REFUNDS or credits for stopped ads will be provided. No advertising for housing or employment, in accordance with federal law, can state a preference based on sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, handicap, marital status. PARAlEgAl SUMMER INTENSIvE: Duke certificate in paralegal studies begins 5/24. Free info session 4/8. learnmore.duke.edu/paralegal. 919-684-3379. CPR-PRO FOR lg RECERTIFICATION at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. April 17 or 24 or May 8, Saurday 8am-12pm. Registration on April 7. $55, books and pocket mask are extra. visit www.chcymca.org or call 919-442-9622. STUDENTS: OWN YOUR TUxEDO! $85 includes: Tuxedo jacket, pants, shirt, tie, cummerbund or vest, studs and cufflinks. You OWN it, this is not a rental. ladies, we’ve got new cocktail and evening dresses for just $95 each! Formalwear Outlet, 415 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough, just 15 minutes from campus. 644-8243.
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All REAl ESTATE AND RENTAl advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis in accordance with the law. To complain of discrimination, call the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development housing discrimination hotline: 1-800-669-9777. A RARE FIND. 2BR HOUSE 200 yards from campus and Franklin Street. $1,300/mo. Available mid-May. AC, dishwasher, W/D hookups, private yard, parking for 4. Call 824-7981, email firstname.lastname@example.org. WAlk TO FRANklIN STREET. luxury living 1 block from Franklin. 2BR, rooftop terrace with hot tub, W/D, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher. $1,800/mo. Call 757-536-5101. HOUSES, CONDOS FOR RENT: We still have several 2BR, 4BR and 6BR houses or condos available for next school year. Check out millhouseproperties.com or call today! 919968-7226. 3BR/2BA OFF NORTH COlUMBIA. W/D, dishwasher. Walking distance from campus. Available August 1. $1,450/mo. Call 698-5893. AFFORDABlE NEAR CAMPUS HOUSINg 3BR and 4BR condos near Foster’s Market. Spacious units with large bedrooms, hardwood floors, W/D, gas heat, central air. $1,300/mo. 919-968-2100. 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE. Mill Creek. Walk to UNC. $1,050/mo. +deposit. Available August 1, 2010 to August 1, 2011. Call 919-414-8913. 3BR/1BA HOME 4 MIlES SOUTH of campus. Beautiful hardwood floors, central heat and air, W/D hookups, nice yard, no pets. Available immediately. $750/mo. leave message at 919-933-1162. APARTMENT FOR RENT: Finley Forest, 2BR/ 2BA, fireplace, W/D, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, no pets. $820/mo. Convenient to UNC, near Friday Center. Available June 1. 919-452-4627. email@example.com. UNIvERSITY COMMONS 4BR/4BA condo available May 15 at University Commons, 303 Smith level Road. Each bedroom has its own private bath. $1,600/mo. On the busline, All utilities included except phone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, 919225-6491. WAlk TO CAMPUS. Available July. 2BR/1BA house. W/D, dishwasher, central heat and air, hardwood floors, fireplace, large back garden. $1,400/mo. 919-933-8143. OFFICE SPACE DOWNTOWN. 1 room, 260 square feet. lease required. $500/mo, includes electricity, gas, water, 1 parking space. email@example.com. 919-929-2102. NORTH CHATHAM COUNTY, $675/MO. 2BR/ 2BA. Spacious, immaculate 1997 single wide on private land. Never had pets or smokers. Many upgrades. Nice appliances. locked storage. 919-542-5099.
lEATHER ROCkER. Dark burgundy leather rocker, excellent condition, for office or living room. Would list for $300-$400. A steal at $85. Photo available. 919-967-3435.
TRAINER: Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA is hiring personal trainers. Would work with clients on a 1 on 1 basis, providing assessments, developing fitness programs, and provide fitness orientations. Personal training experience is required in addition to current certification from nationally recognized organization. Hours will vary based on client needs. Submit application (found on web site www.chcymca.org) to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail or bring to our Chapel Hill Branch. HOUSEHOlD HElPER NEEDED 6-9pm M-F. Duties include: maintaining house orderliness, helping take care of two 2 year-old boys, other tasks as needed. $13/hr. Email email@example.com.
COMMODITY TRADER. Commodity trader needs assistant to run spreadsheets on positions, some data entry, some filing, errands. Flexible hours, $12-15/hr. located near Durham Academy. Email resume to tjoyner@ hsc.edu. Faint hearted need not apply. 919-403-3852.
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lOST: SIlvER RINg. David Yurman, braided cables crossing 2 silver rings, gold x on top. Possibly left in bottom of lenoir women’s bathroom 3/29 or 3/30. Extreme sentimental value, reward. 301-502-1115. FOUND: WOMEN’S glASSES Found in McCorkle Place near Silent Sam on Saturday 3/27. Purpleish brown color. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to claim. FOUND: MP3 PlAYER! On Church Street. April 1st. Email email@example.com to identify. lOST: IPOD NANO. Approximately Thursday 4/2. Silver with black ear-buds. $ reward! Call 704-661-9360.
SUBLETTER NEEDED FALL 2010
1BR in 5BR new, beautiful home in Carrboro. $450/mo. Across from bus stop that goes right to campus. Walk to Weaver Street. Parking included. Price negotiable. 610585-5495. SUBlEASE: 1BR in 2BR Chapel view Apartment for Fall 2010 sublease. Furnished, $585/mo, includes all utilities. On NS, T buslines. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-322-0832. SUBlET 600-A HOWEll STREET! Newly renovated 6BR/3BA apartment, $450/mo, negotiable. June 1 thru August. EASY WAlk TO CAMPUS, lots of parking. Email amac619@ email.unc.edu or call 704-649-0738. 4BR/3BA, 3 STORY DUPlEx off Merritt Mill. Deck, W/D, hardwood. 10 minute walk to campus, Carrboro, Franklin. Available June and July. $425/mo. email@example.com. edu or 614-397-9539.
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groups are welcome, too! Earn money buying used textbooks from students. We are looking for individuals with an outgoing personality, reliable transportation and availability during exams. 919-969-8398.
2 gREAT APARTMENTS! Owner very much wants to rent. Rates dramatically reduced! Townhouses across from Foster’s Market. Bike, walk to campus. Hardwood floors, carpeting. Plenty of parking. 4BR/3BA: large living room, full kitchen, dining, laundry room with W/D. 15x11 deck. HvAC. $1,950/mo. 3BR/2BA: Modern kitchen, large living room, deck, W/D, nice porch, plenty of parking. $1,475/mo. Jon at 919-593-6365. WAlk TO CAMPUS. 1BR/1BA with W/ D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available in June. $600/mo. 933-8143, www.merciarentals.com. HOUSE FOR RENT: 2BR/1BA cottage on Church Street within easy walk to campus. Remodeled kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, W/D hook ups, $1,100/mo, available 6/15/10. For more information contact Tony Hall, owner, broker. firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-740-9611. NICE CONDO FOR RENT. THE OAkS. Busline, pool, near Meadowmont, 2BR/2.5BA, $875/mo. with year lease. Water included. 919-218-1518. HOUSE AT 705 NORTH COlUMBIA. 3BR/ 1.5BA, air, some hardwood floors, garden, yard, storage building, W/D, $1,125/mo, available June 1st. Please call leif, 919542-5420. MIll CREEk 2BR/2BA townhouse. Walk to campus. W/D. Full kitchen. 1 year lease from mid-May. 2 people: $1,240/mo. 929-6072. 500 PITTSBORO STREET. Behind Carolina Inn. large house. Sleeps 7-8. Available June or August 2010. $4,400/mo. email@example.com, 704-277-1648. WAlk TO CAMPUS. 2BR/1BA apartments with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available June, July or August for $875/mo. 933-8143. WAlk TO CAMPUS. Newly renovated 3BR/2.5BA duplex. Central heat, air, W/D, dishwasher. Available June, July or August. $1,700/mo. 919-933-8143. AvAIlABlE JUNE 1. 3BR/3BA Chapel Hill house. Furnished? $1,650/mo. includes 3 parking spaces, all utilities, cable, internet access. 3 blocks from Foster’s Market. On busline. Call 704-210-8356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEkEND MANAgERS: SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals is searching for 2-3 mature individuals or couples to work rotating weekends at its 40 guest room hospital hospitality house. The weekend manager provides support to guests while the resident manager is off duty. Sleep quarters provided. Pay is $252 for the weekend. Email email@example.com with resume or call 919-932-8008. ORANgE UMC AFTER SCHOOl is looking for a counselor to start mid-August. Pays $9-$10/ hr to start. 20 hrs/wk, 2-6pm M-F. College degree and prior experience with children a plus. Resume and letter of interest to: Robyn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-942-2825. vETERINARY ASSISTANT. We are looking for a mature, responsible veterinary assistant for full-time employment, includes 2-3 Saturdays a month. Experience preferred. Please apply in person at legion Road Animal Clinic, 1703 legion Road. ANIMAl CARE PROvIDERS. We are looking for mature, responsible animal care providers for part-time employment. Afternoons and weekends. Please apply in person at legion Road Animal Clinic, 1703 legion Road. PART-TIME lEASINg AgENT. Summer leasing agent needed for an apartment community in Durham, near Southpoint Mall. Customer service and sales experience helpful. Email resume to berkeleyatsouthpoint@ yahoo.com. SOlAY COUNSElINg AND Research Center, PC is seeking a part-time office assistant to work in our Durham office. Responsibilities include heavy calendar management, client interaction, sending and returning emails, payments processing and general office administrative duties. $8/hr. Forward resumes to: email@example.com. lOOkINg FOR AMBITIOUS STUDENTS to work in sales with cutting edge athletic shoe company. Full-time or part-time summer positions available. Call for interview, Raleigh, 877-503-3042.
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SEEkINg 2 ROOMMATES: 2 easy going girls looking for 2 roommates to fill 2 bedrooms open in newly renovated Columbia Place town house, less than a mile from campus, $625/mo. 919-740-4569.
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FAll SUBlET 3BR/3BA. FURNISHED. Utilities, cable, W/D included. $550/mo. August thru December 2010. Call 321-217-3296 for more info.
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1st Saturday! Salsa lessons offered every Monday! For more information call 919-358-4201 or check out www.salsaforu.com. lIFEgUARD RECERTIFICATION at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. April 17 or 24 or May 8. Saturday 1-5:30pm. Registration on April 7. $55, books and pocket mask are extra. visit www.chcymca.org or call 919-442-9622.
second summer session and fall part-time jobs. Positions available for people thinking about or majoring in one of the medical fields such as nursing, pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy or one of the other medical disciplines but not a requirement. Can train, no experience needed. Excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience. Pays $12-$14/hr. Call for more information. 919-932-1314.
PATHOlOgY or TEACHINg STUDENT working with 3 year-old boy with speech delays. Part-time or full-time, summer or year position available. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UNC-Chapel Hill Carolina kids Camp is accepting applications for several full-time summer day camp positions. Must be available June 7 through August 6, 2010. Prefer prior experience with children ages 5-14 and completion of some college course work. For an application or more information, contact Aimee krans, Work life Manager, email@example.com. Don’t delay! Conducting interviews now. EOE. RAlEIgH lAW FIRM in Cameron village area seeking graduate student to work minimum of 1 year in full-time courier, clerk position. Ideal for pre-law graduate. Require reliable vehicle for travel. Must be dependable and detail oriented. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. YMCA AT MEADOWMONT is hiring for summer! Camp counselors, certified lifeguards and swim instructors, member services, snack bar. YMCA experience a plus. Contact Jess Hanlin for more information. jhanlin@ chcymca.org or 919-945-0640. Applications available online at www.chcymca.org. PART-TIME: leasing apartment homes at glen lennox Cottages, 20-25 hrs/wk, weekdays and weekends. Prefer property management experience and some college education. Fax resume to 919-967-7090 or email to email@example.com.
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Private restroom, full kitchen, fully furnished, utilities included, FREE parking, gym, tanning and pool, on 3 buslines. $550/mo. Available early May thru mid-August. kaxe@email. unc.edu, 704-609-8456.
STUDENT TEACHER: Physics or chemistry student wanted to run periodic workshops for home schooled students in Chapel Hill. firstname.lastname@example.org. lIFEgUARDS AND SWIM INSTRUCTORS needed for 2010 season. Flexible hours and competitive pay. Fantastic new Briar Chapel facility on 15-501. Certifications required. Call 919-240-4958.
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Available May 10th thru July 23rd. All furniture and utilities included. Pay only June ($700) and part of July ($540). 1BR in 4BR penthouse apartment. last minute deal, contact email@example.com, 919-265-4306. SUBlET 1BR IN 2BR TOWNHOUSE. Fall 2010 laurel Ridge Apartments. $515/mo including utilities. Close to campus, busline, high speed internet, cable, pool, laundry. 828-443-9528.
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PARENTS’ HElPER, SITTER WANTED Monday or Tuesday mornings, 8:30-11:30am, for 2 year-old boy. In Chapel Hill. Please call 919969-6966. TAR HEEl NANNY needed for 2 year-old girl. very near campus. Starting mid-August 2010. Tu/Th noon to 5:15pm and/or Wednesday 8:45am-5:15pm. $10/hr. Non-smoker, child care experience required. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org! AFTERSCHOOl NANNY FOR 11 year-old son. Chapel Hill home. M-F, about 4-6pm starting ASAP. Days, times flexible. Supervise homework, transport to piano lessons. lifeguard experience preferred, summer position possible. email@example.com. START IN AUgUST. 1 YEAR. M/Tu/W, 6:308:30am, 1-6pm. In Chapel Hill, 2 kids, 5 and 10 years-old, Non-smoker, references required, need safe car. 919-619-2487, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 - Stop letting money determine who love you. A better way is to see who can be most creative in expressing their caring. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6 - You may want to run away from home, but you need to focus on household matters. Handle practical issues early, then escape to a movie. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 6 - Although you want to get your ideas out, now’s the time to carefully consider all the ramifications and modify your message. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 5 - Everyone digs in, entrenched and stubborn. This would be a good day to pursue personal matters and save your enthusiasm for later. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 6 - Today is all about appearances. Hair and accessories do matter. Achieve a unique look using materials already in your possession. You find yourself on stage. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 5 - Your desire for independence takes you out of your normal routine. Don’t have to leave the country, though. let your imagination wander.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 - The challenge now is to love what you’re doing for as long as you’re doing it, and to let go as soon as it’s finished. Release any negativity. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 - Use your talents to resolve disagreements about the basics. Be prepared to restate your arguments for the sake of clarity. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 6 - The only way to get anywhere today is through team effort. Focus on the most practical means you can find. Then, throw yourself fully into it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 - To get the most out of a relaxing time, display enthusiasm for someone else’s suggestion. Spend money judiciously, but don’t pinch pennies. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 5 - keep the home fires burning today. You need space to pursue independent action. Ask someone else to manage plans for this evening. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 5 - Consider ways to keep everyone focused. Creative minds (including yours) have a way of wandering off. Reiterate the purpose.
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National and World News
post-Cold War tensions to thaw
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Barack Obama’s meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today in Prague, where they’ll sign the most significant nuclear arms reduction pact in about two decades, is a gauge for the thaw in the post-Cold War relationship. So long as Russia feels it can gain from such cooperation, Obama could enjoy the fruits on other foreign policy fronts as well, from nonproliferation to Iran sanctions, the war in Afghanistan and dealings with China.
Geithner to meet Chinese o∞cials
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will meet with a Chinese vice premier today amid mounting speculation that Beijing will soon alter the controversial “peg” between its currency and the U.S. dollar. Geithner will meet in Beijing with Wang Qishan, the Chinese vice premier responsible for economic affairs, after Geithner’s two-day trip to India, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday. Geithner will also stop in Hong Kong to meet top officials.
Emergency called by thailand’s pM
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (MCT) — After weeks of demonstrations that saw glitzy shopping malls blocked, blood splattered on the prime minister’s residence and tourism dented, Thailand’s leader on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in Bangkok, handing the army broad power to restore order. Prime Minis ter Abhisit Vejjajiva made the move after anti-government protesters broke into parliament, leading some lawmakers to make a dramatic rooftop escape aboard a Blackhawk helicopter.
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Students dashed Wednesday for a chance to face off against UNC football players. See pg. 3 for story.
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UNC alumnus Rodrigo Dorfman will show his film “Generation Exile” today. See pg. 3 for story.
Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.
UNC received $14.5 million to help expand a controversial research facility. See pg. 1 for story.
Local doctors frank tew (left) and Pat Guiteras (center) take a moment with Brown university medical student Micah Johnson in a tent that was being used as a patient ward in Haiti. the doctors went to Haiti in february.
courtesy of frANK teW
haiti trip reminds local doctors about priorities
By CouRTney BRown
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Orange County courts are packed as they help cover for Chatham County. See pg. 1 for story.
Chapel Hill’s alternative high school, Phoenix Academy, is gaining a new identity. See pg. 3 for story.
Peer pressure led two local doctors overseas to help with Haitian earthquake relief, but UNC alumni Pat Guiteras and Frank Tew said they wouldn’t trade their experiences. The February trip helped the doctors appreciate the lives they lead after noting how happy and hopeful the Haitians were, despite losing almost everything, they said. “I’m 67 years old and not likely to change after this,” said Guiteras, a physician at Chapel Hill Family Medicine. “It reminded me of important things which hardly need to be said, like that people are much worse off than you are.” They could not directly speak with their 30 Haitian patients, who were being treated in the Dominican Republic, due to the language barrier. But the doctors managed to dress wounds, avert major crises and connect with their patients. “Every morning patients would often inquire how we were before we started,” Guiteras said. “They weren’t just passing the time of day. They really wanted to know.” People in Chapel Hill continue to aid in the aftermath of Haiti’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Jan. 12, whether by admitting victims into hospitals or sending doctors overseas. Three such victims came to UNC Hospitals for severe burn treatment in January and have since been released. For victims who could not come to the states for aid, the doctors left on Feb. 14 for Jimani, Dominican
Republic, after Guiteras’ daughter encouraged him to lend his medical training to those in need. He called his close friend Tew, a retired cardiologist. The two had met as students at UNC. Using some of their basic medical training, the doctors often spent 12 hour days in an 80-by-40 feet tent, tending to pre and post operative patients. Despite what they had lost, their Haitian patients were always trying to stay positive, Guiteras said. The Dominican Republic’s willingness to accept victims from Haiti into their country impressed the doctors. “They’re not wealthy, and yet they allowed these people to come over the border and get care,” Tew said. “I don’t know how our country would react if there was a major disaster in Mexico.” Two locals would translate Creole, one of the official languag-
es of Haiti, into Spanish. Guiteras would then translate the Spanish into English. Despite the language barrier, the doctors were able to enjoy moments with their patients. At the nights the patients would join together and sing songs. “I recognized a few hymns in Creole,” Tew said. “You don’t need to have much to have joy in your life, and you don’t need to have anything to have hope.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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ACross 1 Must 6 “Iron Chef America” chef Cat __ 10 Trails 14 Dickens’s mysterious Mr. Drood 15 Fidel’s successor 16 “__ Named Sue” 17 Israeli ambassador Moshe 18 Like some profs. 19 Web links 20 Uneasy about a farm team member? 23 Michael Phelps sponsor 24 “Dies __” 25 Humble 28 Play footsie, say 32 It may be up 35 Plus 36 Shoe part for Astaire 37 Uneasy about a long shot? 41 Maps 42 Fair-hiring abbr. 43 Hi or lo follower 44 “Flowers for Algernon” author Daniel 45 “Analyze That” star 48 Top-shelf 50 Where Caligula reputedly tried to seat his 67-Across 54 Uneasy about an aquarium fish? 59 Winery prefix 60 Casual top 61 Stock phrase 62 Exploit 63 Etonic competitor 64 Peachy 65 Wood shaper 66 Appear dramatically 67 Word to add to 20-, 37and 54-Across to make sense of the answers Down 1 Call before the game 2 __ in the bucket 3 Stockholm native 4 Colored a bit 5 Like some daring football kicks 6 Steep outcropping 7 Brewery feature 8 Act like fools? 9 Let out, say 10 Honored with a crown of foliage 11 Start of a spell 12 Go for a Masters? 13 CBS part: Abbr. 21 Roaming types 22 Green Goblin portrayer in Spider-Man films 26 Rock producer Brian 27 Newspaper revenue component 29 __-Tass: news agency 30 Red inside 31 I-90 in Mass. et al. 32 Magic harp thief 33 “__ hollers, ...” 34 __ matter 36 Believer 38 First three numbers, in some directories 39 “Not a problem!”
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his is not your father’s Cuba. Walk down the malecón, where the Caribbean meets the streets, and you’ll feel a strange air in the city of Havana. Cuba is changing. I find myself here while Cuba finds itself at a generational crossroads. The younger generation is becoming self-aware, and the older generation, which started the now half-century-old revolution, is fading away. Gone are the days of national unity and the myriad catchphrases that circulate through the propaganda. Sure, you’ll still find the words “Hasta la victoria, siempre,” (“Until victory, always”) adorning many a poster and billboard, but they don’t carry the same meaning they once did. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba experienced the worst economic crisis in the nation’s history. The lights went out, food was scarce, and life became tougher than ever. The revolutionary zeal many Cubans felt in decades past hasn’t been enough to sustain them through two decades of extreme sacrifice. Because of this, Cuban nationalism has eroded significantly. And that brings us to the man behind the revolution itself: the one, the only, Fidel Castro. Reality is finally beginning to sink in that Fidel is not going to be around much longer, and Raúl Castro is no spring chicken himself. That’s created a very somber feeling among the Cuban people. Whether people praise his triumphs or criticize his shortcomings, Fidel is still loved, and it saddens people to see him in what may be his last days. He brought a lot of hope and new beginnings to a once oppressed people. You may not admire him, but you ought to at least respect him. But what saddens people even more is how unknown their future is. The possibility of the revolution dying along with the Brothers Castro has never been more valid. So, that’s where we find ourselves today. Cuba is a lot more open than it once was. Tourists and students from around the world stroll the streets and snap pictures everywhere. The very fact that UNC has a program in Havana simply shows that outside visitors are beginning to pour into this island nation. As Americans, we bring our culture along with us. While we students may not wholly subscribe to the ideas of capitalism and materialism as the American stereotype suggests, we are still seen as such. There exists a very real threat that the influx of students — such as those from UNC — might do more to change Cuban society as a whole than to change the Cuban perception of the United States. As tourists and students from countries capitalistic and democratic arrive in greater numbers, what remains to be seen is whether the revolution can survive. Whether the survival of the revolution is a good thing depends greatly upon whom you ask. That’s obviously not the sentiment of the majority of Cuban Americans. But one thing remains certain: In the 51-year history of the Cuban Revolution counter-revolutions, an angry diaspora population, embargos, blockades and diplomatic isolation have threatened the revolution ever since Fidel marched triumphantly into Havana. Yet somehow, the revolution has survived, and this remains a fact in the minds of every generation.
Fight for our dollar
Skepticism and scrutiny should be hallmark of Medlin’s involvement in ASG
budget is lopsided. Student body presidents — including Medlin and former president Jasmin Jones — know it. Jones and other presidents voiced their concerns at an ASG meeting back in March. Medlin has stated that he wishes more money would be spent on campus-based initiatives and less on stipends. It seems that there is no better way to spend money on campus-based initiatives than simply to not send almost $30,000 to an off-campus organization to begin with. But getting the dollars back is not likely to happen soon. Medlin has the right mindset, though. His statements on the issue indicate that he recognizes that students aren’t getting their money’s worth out of ASG. ASG gets its dollars regardless of its priorities or performance. Withstanding the court of public opinion, it’s up to the members themselves to scrutinize how the dollars are spent. Medlin is now in a position to do that — but taking anything less than a hard line in dealing with ASG will not be enough. Criticism in the flavor of Jones’ at the March ASG meeting should be Medlin’s attitude from day one. Persistence in challenging the organization’s priorities and performance will be key. Medlin cannot forget that he was elected by UNC students, to represent UNC students. All other priorities should be subordinate to fighting for their best interest. That means making ASG a worthwhile investment. He will be hard-pressed to deliver.
f Student Body President Hogan Medlin is intent on working with the Association of Student Governments, he must enter the organization with a skeptical eye aimed toward reform. Students at UNC send a dollar of their fees to this systemwide organization, which purports to lobby on their behalf. In reality, the organization spends the vast amount of its effort channeling students’ money into stipends for officers and staff as well as travel expenses. ASG apologists note, correctly, that participation is dependent upon officers being paid for their work and student body presidents being able to afford travel to meetings. But the results do not match the funds. And even with cuts to the stipends, the
The primary obstacle for young adults seeking to complete a college degree isn’t that their public schools failed to prepare them or that their colleges somehow alienated them to the point of dropping out. It’s money. Even solidly middle-class families can seldom cough up the more than $160,000 that private college will cost over four years. Working-class families must struggle to send their children to public colleges, which cost anywhere from several thousand dollars a year for live-at-home commuters to $25,000 a year for students at the University of California. The federal government has spent extraordinary sums each year for student loans that helped put more Americans through college. But much of that money, it turns out, has been wasted. Unbelievably enough, the government has spent billions on interest payments to private banks instead of on needy students. This wasteful and at times scandal-plagued expenditure of taxpayer money finally ended with the approval this week of the federal budget reconciliation act. The new law will eliminate the private-lender subsidy and have the government make loans directly to students. The change is expected to save more than $60 billion over 11 years, money that will be plowed into more student aid. Up to now, the federal money was used to subsidize interest payments to the private lenders who actually made the loans. The government also guaranteed the loans. This has been a lucrative, risk-free profit center for private lenders, so desirable a business that they at times provided kickbacks to universities that would list them as preferred lenders. In some cases, financial aid officers at certain colleges held stock options in lending companies. After accusations by the attorney general of New York, several lenders and universities paid fines and agreed to a new code of conduct. Any smart business leader knows that to cut costs, you cut out the middleman, yet this system persisted for years after the public became aware that billions of dollars were being spent to create banking profits rather than a better-educated nation. The profits in the student loan business were good enough for lenders to invest in lobbyists and campaign contributions, largely to GOP congressmen who now complain that the new law is a killer of private-sector jobs. In fact, the jobs were private sector only in name; they were paid for by taxpayers. What the private lenders did provide was a range of loan packages to meet individual students’ needs. There’s no reason the federal government can’t do the same, and for a lot more students with college dreams. Editor’s note: This editorial originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
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iPad envy … and hope
Sometime soon, you’ll be on the train or in a trendy restaurant and you will behold the ethereal glow of Apple’s new iPad. Someone will be caressing its cool glass skin. Flaunting ownership of the most prized techno-bauble since, well, the wondrous iPhone a few years back. You, like us, may be envious. Tempted to reach for the holy grail. You’ll wonder if the machine can live up to the hype. The technorati, however, aren’t grappling with questions that plague ordinary consumers. They’re not beset by doubts about whether they really need this sleek new tablet computer. They’re not waiting until the next iteration, with 3G capability. They don’t care if their iPhone and iPod Touch and MacBook already do almost as much as, if not more, than this 1.5-pound, 9.7-inch-color-screened aluminum-and-glass wonder. They don’t fret about the starting price of $499. Or the absence of a built-in camera or a USB port. Or anything else. They want it. They wanted it as soon as Apple chief Steve Jobs introduced it in January. Some probably tried to pull strings and get their hands on it long before the official rollout on Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of these people preordered the machine. They’re known in marketing parlance as “first adopters.” Hail, intrepid consumers! Your desire for the iPad, stoked by Apple’s pitch-perfect marketing, is just what this economy needs. Consumer confidence was recently pegged by the Conference Board at an improving but still abysmal 52.5 — that’s about 40 points below where it should be in a humming economy. iPad fever could help turn things around. Nothing like a shiny new machine to jolt Americans back to their natural state of perpetual shopping mania. Another boost: The critics’ reviews are rolling in, and they are exuberant. Only time — and sales figures — will tell if they are irrationally so. Our guess: You’ll have one of these things sooner than you think. Some critics say the iPad may kill the laptop. That it could revolutionize communications. That it could reveal what happened before the Big Bang. OK, we made up that last part. But we hope the machine lives up to expectations as the Next Big Thing. Specifically, we hope for a bump in one corner of the media world: the newspaper corner. We’ll be watching to see if newspapers can seize the opportunity — and most important, a chunk of the income stream — from all those people who will read papers that are formatted for Apple’s new product. If the iPad begets the iPaper, we’ll be very happy. Jobs has pulled off more than a few amazing feats in his career. Why not one more? Editor’s note: This editorial originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Saturday.
Town residents should take opportunity to learn about IFC’s proposed homeless shelter move more seriously
nity decisions. But some residents used Mondays meeting more for protest than a chance to listen to the IFC’s position. The IFC has gone to great lengths to be transparent about its move. Turning a community discussion into a form of protest gives off the perception that some residents aren’t open to hearing the IFC’s point of view and are unwilling to work with the IFC. That needs to change. Residents have voiced valid concerns about safety, often citing the numerous crimes linked with the shelter’s current address on West Rosemary Street. Chris Moran, the executive director of the IFC, has rebutted that concern, saying that many of the people who list the Rosemary address never stayed with the shelter. The IFC has been providing homeless men with shelter for 25 years. Its staff members know what they’re doing. They’re acting out of concern for a needy population in Chapel Hill. They are not trying to act out against a residential community. The IFC is hosting one more discussion at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Southern Human Services Center. Residents have every right to continue expressing their concerns at that meeting. But there needs to be some acknowledgement that IFC isn’t unexperienced when it comes to dealing with homeless men.
hapel Hill residents need to show some trust in the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service. The IFC wants to move the homeless shelter from its current location at 100 W. Rosemary St. to a location at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Homestead Road. The IFC has been holding community discussion forums about its proposed homeless shelter move for months now. Some residents have been very vocal in their opposition to the move. This past Monday, they expressed more concern about the move at one of the IFC’s discussions. Discussion and debate are always needed in such commu-
s a center for knowledge and technological development, UNC should lead the way in increasing broadband connectivity in North Carolina. “Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century,” says the first line of the executive summary of the Federal Communications C o m m i s s i o n ’s N a t i o n a l Broadband Plan. It is hard to find a more concise expression of how important broadband access is. Broadband is best viewed as a public good. Some civic leaders have taken up this posture, arguing that broadband is much like water or road infrastructure — vital goods that are necessary for communities to
Access to high-speed Internet in best interest to state
function and thrive. In North Carolina, the Golden LEAF Foundation has also pushed heavily for broadband access. As recently as April 1, the foundation announced an award of a $24 million grant in matching funds to try to snag federal funding for a $111 million project. The project would be spearheaded by the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina and would install almost 1,500 miles of fiber through 69 counties in the state. The multiplier effects of projects like these are nearly immeasurable. The immediate economic boost of installing the network will surely pale in comparison to the economic innovation and access to knowledge that broadband will yield. There is a pronounced role for the University in all of this. A perfect example was the partnership announced last October between Golden LEAF and the Gillings School of Global Public Health, which partially used a Golden LEAF grant to connect the state’s health care providers via a broadband network. This network promises to help rural communities gain access to medical record and information exchanges. Broadband will be essential in disseminating knowledge in the 21st century. As the chief knowledge center in the state, the University is in a unique position to be a leader in broadband development and implementation.
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