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coMMitteD aMiD aDverSity Parking
diversions | page 5
Local noise musicians are looking to give listeners something they’ve never heard before. also in dive, an interview with hawthorne heights singer Jt woodruff.

services fees to increase
to cope with $6.1M in anticipated costs
by Lauren ratcLiffe
staff writer

unC head coach Butch davis speaks to reporters at unC’s signing day press conference in the kenan football Center on wednesday afternoon. twenty-five high school seniors signed letters of intent with unC, giving the football team a competitive recruiting class.

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gLobaL perSpective
meet david Crawford, a senior in a dual degree program with the university of singapore who will intern in Budapest. visit dailytarheel.com to watch the latest Close up.

tar heels ink 25 recruits on signing day
by Louie HorvatH
senior writer

Notable signees
t.J. thorpe a January
enrollee, thorpe comes to unC as the 50th best wide out in the country. at durham’s Jordan high school, he set the state record for most kick returns for tds with five.

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rick reacHeS out
student body president candidate rick ingram wants to decrease student fees, improve the organization of student groups and link government to students.

In what is becoming almost a tradition for North Carolina’s football program, head coach Butch Davis rang in another successful National Signing Day — but this year, he did it with a degree of difficulty. Despite the specter of NCAA rulings clouding the Tar Heels’ football future, prospective players still sent in the national letters of intent in droves as 25 recruits signed a commitment Wednesday to play at UNC. These weren’t just any 25 high school football players. Twenty were ranked three stars or above by Scout.com and five were in the Scout.com Top 100, including one five-star surprise in 6-foot-5, 265 lb. defensive tackle Delvon Simmons. Simmons only started listing UNC on his college list recently and went on an official visit to Chapel Hill just this weekend, but on Signing Day, he sent his letter of intent to Kenan Stadium. “I won’t tell you that it was a slam-dunk 100 percent that we knew emphatically that he was going to sign, but we felt over the last three or four days that we had a great chance,” Davis said. “When he came back from his official visit, that night he called up (offensive coordinator) John Shoop and said, ‘I know where I want to

go to school, I want to go to Carolina.’” Save Simmons, UNC didn’t get many surprises on Signing Day. But they didn’t lose many commitments, either. First-year recruiting coordinator Allen Mogridge was able to haul in a top-20 class even after former recruiting coordinator John Blake resigned amid speculation of his involvement in the NCAA investigation. In the cutthroat world of recruiting, any sign of weakness can erode a university’s recruiting class to the core, but UNC warded that off by being up front with all prospective recruits, Davis said. “First and foremost, we were always honest with the kids that we recruited,” Davis said. “We told them exactly what transpired in August and September, we told them absolutely everything that we knew. Things that had transpired, and we never tried to paint a picture of something that wouldn’t be realistic.” Davis said other coaching staffs engaged in negative recruiting, but that for the most part had no adverse effect on UNC, as the program did not lose many commitments once the NCAA investigation came out in the summer. “For the most part, the significant part of this class had made a commitment that

travis Hughes hughes won the skills competition at the under-armour allamerican game. scout.com ranks him as the nation’s fifth best middle linebacker. Marquise Williams a January

enrollee, williams threw for more than 3,000 yards and accounted for 64 tds.

kiaro Holts scout. com ranks holts as the nation’s third best offensive tackle. anchoring his line, holts did not allow a single sack on his QB in his senior year. Delvon Simmons he led his high school team with 57 tackles — 11 of them for loss — as a senior at the defensive tackle position. he is the 15th best prospect overall according to scout.com.

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BY the numBeRs
high school seniors signed letters of intent with unC


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onLine in JeoparDy
state financial cuts could affect the 700 area high school students who take online classes. Last year, online classes cost the school district about $355 per student.

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ranking among aCC schools in recruiting class


average star recruit for class


Parking and transportation costs affecting the University are set to rise by $6.1 million by the 2015-16 fiscal year. And to account for that increase the University is looking to its students and employees, regardless of whether they own a vehicle. The proposal, set for review by the Board of Trustees in March, would bring average annual transportation fee increases of $14 for students beginning in the 2011-12 academic year for the next five years. Employees would also see a fee increase. “We have tried very hard looking at what needs to be done, what we’re facing and distributing costs among all of our users,” said Cheryl Stout, assistant director for parking services. Over the next five years, the transportation fee will increase from $73.50 to $142, an increase of 93 percent. Meanwhile, parking permit costs will rise 2 percent annually, with an average increase of between $5.78 and $7.60 for students. Stout said spreading the costs among transit users will ensure that daytime users aren’t bearing more than their share of the costs. The UNC Department of Public Safety does not currently charge bus fares or for parking in the University’s park-and-ride lots. In order to come up with the $6.1 million while maintaining services, it needs to make changes to generate revenue in other ways, she said. Dakota Williams, student body treasurer, said he understands the fee but is worried that it might be excessive. “I’m concerned,” Williams said. “I think people know that parking is a tough issue, but we’re looking at a $77 increase in the next five years.” The most significant of the proposed changes will go into effect beginning in 2013, when permits for the once-free park-and-ride lots will cost $250. “The biggest concern now for graduate students is the park-and-ride pass,” said Laura Blue, president of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. “It seems like students already pay the transit fee and now they have to

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Campaign issues: aCademiCs

race focuses on advising, Its
by anDy tHoMaSon
assistant universitY editor

this day in black history
FeB. 3, 1870… the 15th amendment is ratified, prohibiting the denial of suffrage based on “race, color or previous condition of servitude.” discrimination in voting would still be practiced until 1965, however.

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In the University’s academic conversation, the old encounters the new. Old is the seemingly perpetual effort to further personalize students’ academic experience, represented by the upcoming release of the 2011 academic plan. New is ConnectCarolina, the online system facilitating academic activity, and concerns surrounding that program. This body of conversation is reflected in the platforms of the SBP student body elections president candi2011 - 2012 dates. All of the candidates lay planks in their platforms for the improvement of both academic advising and ConnectCarolina. But their specific platform points underscore a reality that comes with the territory of the highest office in student government: that whoever wins the Tuesday election will have on the ‘front burner’ little singular effect on UNC’s acaThe candidates have one promise demic future. about ConnectCarolina. They will improve it. a tradition continues But the proposals outline changes As is a tradition among candidates, that Larry Conrad, vice chancellor this year’s batch has put the academic for information technology, said are focus on advising. already close to being implemented Mary Cooper, a candidate, said she by Information Technology Services. wants to help implement the faculty All of the candidates except Cooper mentorship program proposed by the academic plan — a voluntary pro- see acaDeMicS, Page 4

gram, she said, that would be aimed at incoming freshmen. The academic plan’s implementation will be overseen by a committee starting next year, said Holly Boardman, student body vice president. Candidate Rick Ingram favors implementing a system in which class syllabi are posted from past classes during registration. “This is something that can really help students when they’re trying to search for classes,” he said. Boardman challenged how effective this venture, also proposed by Ian Lee, could be. “The next student body president could definitely work toward changing how we do our syllabi, but it has to be a very strong effort, and I think it will take more than one administration to get that fully completed,” she said. Ideas like the faculty mentoring program and department-based advising — advocated by Lee — are supported by the academic plan, Boardman said.

Complaints target union renovation
Cite inappropriate petitioning
by aMeLia nitz
staff writer

Hopefuls on academics
student body president candidates have advocated several approaches to improving academics at the university.

mary Cooper, junior from nashville, tenn., wants to conduct a survey of opinion on ConnectCarolina. Rick ingram, junior from asheville, wants to add more information to the undergraduate bulletin. ian Lee, junior from Cary, wants to create a grievance option for student complaints against professors. Brooklyn stephens, junior from wake forest, wants to publicize existing resources.

Complaints to the Board of Elections this season have a new target: the Student Union. As students and Union officials have scrambled to gather the 2,939 unique signatures required so students can vote on the proposed $11 million UCommons renovation project, the board has received complaints alleging petitioning practices that violate Student Code election law. Andrew Phillips, the board’s chairman, said about a half dozen complaints have cited violations including petitioning and collecting signatures online and in prohibited areas. On Wednesday, UNC student Marc Seelinger submitted a complaint that petitioners were collecting signatures in Rams Head Dining Hall, a prohibited area. Other complaints have cited the posting of campaign materials in prohibited areas and the misuse of online campaigning, including the use of Twitter and marketing UCommons on the home page of Union computers. “As I understand it, the line from dining services is that distributing materials or gathering signatures inside their facilities is prohibited,” Phillips said. Union officials submitted 3,416 signatures on Wednesday to Student Body President Hogan Medlin, said Tyler Mills, president of the Carolina Union Activities Board. Medlin, who will need to verify the signatures and direct the board to vote on the referendum, said he will decide by Sunday. If 2,939 or more of those signatures are approved, the referendum to raise fees for bottom floor renovations will appear on the Tuesday election ballot. A majority of at least 735 students must vote in favor of the fee increase for it to pass. Students would pay $16 more per year for the next 30 years to fund the project, which would provide more meeting and rehearsal space on the bottom floor and keep the building open 24 hours. Don Luse, director of the Student Union, said the student

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location: sonja haynes stone center, robert and sallie brown gallery civil rights play: watch a play commemorating the life of Pauli murray, a civil rights pioneer from durham. Time: 8 p.m. location: the artscenter, 300 e. main st., carrboro bouNce candidates forum: the four candidates for student body president will face off in singing, dancing and quiz competitions in the humor publication’s unconventional forum. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. location: hamilton hall, room 100 southern appalachian mountains tradition of cemetery decoration, as explained by folklorist alan Jabbour and photographer Karen singer Jabbour. the event is preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. Time: 5:45 p.m. location: wilson library ‘learn to be latina’: watch the debut of the play “learn to be latina” by colombian-american playwright enrique urueta, cosponsored by various latino groups on campus. Time: 8 p.m. location: gerrard hall michael jackson tribute: who’s bad?, a michael Jackson tribute band from chapel hill, will perform at cat’s cradle Time: 9:30 p.m. location: cat’s cradle, 300 e. main st., carrboro
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ardinal Roger Mahony of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles drew connections between religion and immigration in the FedEx Global Education Center on Wednesday evening. Visit dailytarheel.com to read the full story about Mahony’s talk on immigration and religion.

Police log
A 28-year-old man was arrested on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanor possession of .25 grams of marijuana at 3:21 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N.C. 54 West and Merritt Mill Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Donyelle Keshwin Partridge was taken to the Orange County Jail and received a $5,000 secured bond. He was released to Orange County deputies, reports state.
n A 49-year-old Enfield man was arrested on a felony charge of taking indecent liberties at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday at Pritchard Avenue Extension at Umstead Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Carlton Dean Hilliard was held in Orange County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 secured bond, reports state. n

on a door at 1:49 a.m. Wednesday at 203 Schultz St., according to Chapel Hill police reports.
n Someone broke a bedroom window and caused $250 worth of damage between midnight Saturday and 1:04 p.m. Tuesday at 308 W. Rosemary St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone might have been taking pictures on a cell phone outside a bank at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at 129 S. Estes Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone took a $225 iPod Touch from a fitness area between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday at Culbreth Middle School, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone trapped a brown and black short-haired cat running at large on his property at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday at 112 Carol St., according to Carrboro police reports.

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Political theory workshop: university of michigan law professor don herzog will conduct a workshop sponsored by the unc Political theory Program. Time: 4 p.m. location: hamilton hall, room 100

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Egypt lecture: Jennifer gatesfoster of the university of texas will give a lecture titled “beyond alexandria: upper egypt in the hellenistic age.” Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. location: murphey hall, room 116 decoration day: learn about the

Art gallery opening: baltimorebased painter amy sherald will be on hand to discuss her exhibition “the magical real-ism of amy sherald” during an opening reception. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Cooper, Lee tie for computer science club endorsement
Student body president candidates Mary Cooper and Ian Lee gained the endorsement Wednesday of the computer science club following a forum hosted by the group. Cooper and Lee tied with a score of 7. The candidates were all rated on a scale of one to 10. Junior Brooklyn Stephens, a candidate, finished third with a score of five. Rick Ingram, who did not attend the forum, earned a score of one. His rating was based solely on his platform, group officials said.

Ingram intends to reform drive
Complaints make him ‘stronger’
by DebOraH StraNge
staff writer

Candidate profiles
Monday: Brooklyn stephens tuesday: ian lee Wednesday: Mary Cooper
Ingram dismissed the fine as a slap on the wrist. And he said he hasn’t let the complaints put a damper on his determination. If anything, he said the complaints have had the opposite effect. “There are going to be people who are going to try to knock you down and stop you from meeting your goals,” he said, “but that doesn’t stop you — it makes you stronger.” Ingram said the complaints that have swirled around his campaign and others have not dampened his resolve to help others. He said the most important part of his campaign is helping students afford UNC’s escalating price tag by decreasing student fees. Because of the anticipated $3.7 billion state deficit, Ingram said in-state students may see a tuition increase of nearly $1,000 next year. To his campaign staff, that is unacceptable. “Having a public university no one can afford is worthless,” said Billy Kluttz, one of Ingram’s three campaign managers. Their plan is to dissect every stu-

UNC program helps doctors to adopt electronic records
A program headquartered at the UNC School of Medicine is helping more than 1,500 primary health care centers around the state adopt electronic health records and other technology upgrades. The N.C. Area Health Education Centers program was awarded a $13.6 million federal grant last year as part of a national federal initiative to improve health care quality and efficiency. That money established a regional center to help extend health technology. To date, 17,000 primary-care providers have enrolled in the program nationwide, and more than 1,500 of those are from N.C. The participants are mainly small private practices and community health centers. Tom Bacon, executive associate dean of the UNC School of Medicine, is the director of the N.C. Area Health Education Centers program.

Student body president candidate Rick Ingram has been a politician since childhood. “I’ve always loved politics,” he said. “My parents always say that I was campaigning when I was four years old outside the grocery store.” In place of promoting the 1992 presidential candidates, Ingram is now promoting himself. Some have complained he started too early. In early December, the Board of Elections decided to i nv e s t i g at e SBP I n g r a m elections based on an 2011 - 2012 unaddressed e-mail to a board member inviting him to work on Ingram’s campaign – an e-mail that some interpreted as falling under the Student Code’s definition of public campaigning. Possible candidates are prohibited from publicly campaigning until they declare their candidacy. The board dropped the investigation citing insufficient evidence. In addition to that investigation, Ingram’s campaign has been the subject of several others. He was fined $12.50 on Tuesday for premature dorm-storming.

through rules debated
town considers clearer regulation
by MiCHeLLe ZayeD
staff writer

rick ingram, a candidate for student body president, says he wants to help students afford unC during a year of tuition increases and budget cuts.
dent fee, looking at their planned usage and actual utility. Underutilized fees would be lowered. Ingram said he also hopes to build a better relationship between student government and the student body, something his campaign believes to be severely lacking. “Students appreciated being asked to get involved,” said Jeff DeLuca, a member of Ingram’s campaign team. “Students don’t feel connected, but they want to. You just have to ask them.” Ingram would put student orga-

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nizations into communities based on similar interests. He attributed the volume of complaints to his plans to reform student government. “The system works well for them, but it doesn’t work well for other students,” Ingram said. “When you stand up and reject that the system is working for everyone, you’re going to get a little bit of a backlash, and I think that’s what happened.” Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

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Students begin registration Feb. 7, lasts through Feb. 25
Students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools begin registering for next year’s classes Feb. 7. Registration for rising sixth grade students lasts through Feb. 11. Counselors from middle schools will visit the district’s 10 elementary schools during that time to meet with rising 6th graders. Students in 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th grades register from Feb. 7 to Feb. 18. Rising 9th grade students register from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, when counselors from the high schools will talk to students about what classes are available to them as freshmen. All students will receive course books, which are also available online, to help them choose their courses.

Nine Chapel Hill police cars to get fuel-saving system
Nine Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars with the Chapel Hill Police Department will be outfitted with the IdleRight Vehicle Fuel Management System, paid for with a $3,600 grant from the North Carolina Solar Center’s Alternative Fuel/Advanced Vehicle Technology project. The town also received almost $18,700 from the solar center to help pay for four Ford Escape Hybrids, which have double the fuel economy of the old vehicles. The IdleRight sensor monitors battery charge and turns on the car engine only when the battery is low, saving fuel and potentially reducing emissions. The town is currently finalizing the contract with the center, after which it will take a few months to equip five vehicles with the IdleRight. Four new cars that will be added to the police fleet in the fall through the vehicle replacement plan will also be equipped. See dailytarheel.com for the full story.
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Communication studies graduate student Cameron ayres, unC alumna Victoria facelli and communication studies professor tony Perucci rehearse “sterilize,” a production by the Performance Collective. the show will be performed thursday and friday at the artery.

any pressure, said Tony Perucci, an assistant professor in the department of communication studies. The Performance Collective emerged in the spring of 2009 from a series of Friday workshops for art students. “For us, the process of collaborative performance-making is just as important as the product itself,” Perucci said. “We didn’t set out to be a performance group, we just realized that we were one.” The roughly 40-minute show features an eight-member cast working with minimal props as they struggle to deliver a humorous yet thought-provoking experience. The idea for “Sterilize” — which debuted as a part of the Durham Art Walk in November — arose when members of the collective began discussing ideas for their next performance. During the discussion, dirt and messes came up. “It was that talk that we rallied around and got us thinking about cleanliness as something we could approach from different angles,” Pendergrass said. The piece will follow the story of a group

Performance group’s play explores sterility
by tariq LUtHUN
staff writer

Orange County looking at social enterprise program
Orange County is looking at social enterprise as a possible solution for employing the homeless. A social enterprise program would provide employment opportunities for homeless people or those at risk of becoming homeless. Chris Gergen, executive director of Bull City Forward, an organization that supports social enterprises, said he believes a social enterprise service is feasible for Orange County, but it would be difficult. Initial funding for the project would have to be donated or borrowed. However, the project would be able to earn most of its costs once it got started, said Aaron Nelson, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. One of the most well-known social enterprises is the Girl Scouts, which sells cookies instead of asking only for donations. See dailytarheel.com for the full story. -From staff and wire reports

The members of the Performance Collective don’t call themselves activists. But their latest production definitely carries a message. Their original production, “Sterilize,” which questions the concept of purity, opens at the Student Artery tonight. The show is a satirical look at modern society’s obsession with seeking medical, cultural and ethnic sterility. “We are giving a performance to point to sterilization as a cultural obsession, but also as a cultural practice,” said Peter Pendergrass, a senior studio art and performance studies major. Pendergrass said the performance does not have any hidden political motives but instead serves as a way to open up the topic for discussion. Coming off of a successful performance of “The Activist” — which won Best Original Script, among other awards from the Independent Weekly — the collective wants to add to its repertoire, but not with

See ‘SteriLiZe’ Time: 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday Location: The Artery, 136 E. Rosemary Street Tickets: Pay-as-you-wish admission Info: www.thestudentartery.com

known as the cleaning squad as they attempt to purify Loribird, a character serving as the entity of beauty and purity within the show. “I wouldn’t say that the characters exist outside the story in any regard, but we are trying to place it within a larger social construct,” said senior Lori Baldwin, who plays Loribird. “We don’t consider these characters to be realistic, and they’re not intended to be.” A lot of societal stigmas will be addressed, from hand sanitizer use to the North Carolina female eugenics crisis in the early 20th century, Baldwin said. And though the piece might be too topical for some, members are excited about the outcome. “There are definitely people who wouldn’t like this,” Baldwin said. “But I still want them to come.” Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.

Two businesses with drivethroughs are in talks with the town of Chapel Hill to open up shop. Meanwhile, the Economic Development Department is trying to clarify drive-through rules. Businesses constructed after 2003 are not allowed to have drive-throughs, which can affect sales. The construction of drivethrough windows is only allowed in Chapel Hill with a special use permit, Senior Planner Kay Pearlstein said. The department is reviewing the results of past applications, and Economic Development Officer Dwight Bassett will present the findings at a hearing. “What we’re seeking is to have clarity on what the council desires,” Bassett said. The permit is awarded after the council reviews the application and holds a public hearing. The entire process can take between 12 and 18 months, Pearlstein said. The McDonald’s on Franklin Street would have better sales if it had a drive-through, General Manager Martinez Hernandez said. A lot of customers are looking for a quick meal and do not want to stop and park. Hernandez said many of his customers turn to other businesses that have drive-through windows. A shortage of parking also deters business, Hernandez said. Although the restaurant has its own parking lot, customers of other businesses often use McDonald’s parking lot. “You have no idea. We get [complaints] every day,” Hernandez said. The Chapel Hill Town Council did not allow McDonald’s to construct a drive-through out of concern that it would affect the traffic flow. “I understand where they are coming from,” Hernandez said. “But as a business, we want to do what is best for us.” Restaurants like Wendy’s in Carrboro and Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen on East Franklin Street predate both towns’ legislation and are allowed to have drivethroughs. In 1998, Carrboro adopted a permit policy for drive-throughs. The legislation allows certain businesses to earn a conditional use permit, which requires a public hearing, planing administrator Trish McGuire said. Drive-through businesses are required to be at least 1,000 feet apart from each other and are not allowed in residential areas, McGuire said. “The reason was to limit the amount and not have a proliferation of them,” McGuire said. Bassett said he believes Chapel Hill’s regulations are just as strict as Carrboro’s, but stricter than Durham and Raleigh. Neither town is considering revoking the legislation, which is forcing affected businesses to conform. “There should be something in the middle that we could work out,” Hernandez said. Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

Library relocation debated Learning Center to
town Council hears public opinion
by Mary CHOi
staff writer

It was a full house Wednesday evening at the Chapel Hill Town Hall as residents discussed whether to relocate the town’s only public library to a mall. The town held a public hearing on the option to move the Chapel Hill Public Library from its current location at 100 Library Drive to University Mall, replacing Dillard’s. Most residents present said they would prefer the library to be

expanded in its current location. They cited children’s safety, jobs at Dillard’s and less attractive scenery as reasons to stay on Library Drive. Sydney Simmons, a senior at East Chapel Hill High School, said students use the library for studying, tutoring and escaping distractions from home. “I feel like our voice isn’t heard in this issue, and that’s a big reason why I wanted to be heard,” Simmons said. She said if the library was relo-

cated to University Mall, she would be inclined to shop rather than study. Simmons said she had attended town council meetings to learn more about the issue after her mother expressed concern. She said she handed out more than 400 fliers and created a petition last Sunday that garnered more than 200 signatures in opposition of the move. Madison Marquette offered in November to permanently house the library in the space Dillard’s currently occupies.

teach speed reading
5-week class free for uNC students
A reading speed of 200 or 300 words per minute might seem like a lot. That is unless it’s compared to the typical number of pages college students have to read — and retain — in a night of regular reading for class. But help is on the way in the form of a new, free class that could teach students to double or even triple their reading speed. The “Reading for Retention” course offered by UNC’s Learning Center and the Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling aims to make a 600 words-per-minute pace possible for any student. Registration opened Tuesday for the five-week class taught by Mary Willingham, the assistant director of the success and counseling center.

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staff writer

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A CNN production crew was attacked by a pro-Mubarak mob in Cairo http://lat.ms/fFFgzk (via Los Angeles Times) Facebook has had the highest number of users from Egypt ever, since it was restored in the area Wednesday http://on.wsj. com/fgHwgy (Via The Wall Street Journal) LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The White House on Wednesday warned the Egyptian government that it should not instigate violence among demonstrators in Cairo and should stop if it had a role in the dangerous confrontations. Speaking to reporters, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs condemned the wave of violence among demonstrators in Cairo. He repeated that the United States wanted to see democratic changes in Egypt and that it was in favor of a transition of power. President Barack Obama, who

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has spoken about the situation in settings that precluded questions, will be available to the media later this week, Gibbs said. Gibbs spoke after a day of violent confrontations between anti-government protesters and those supporting President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for about three decades. Tuesday night, Mubarak announced he would stay in office but would not seek re-election in September. That partial concession was far less than the demonstrators and many outside Egypt were seeking.

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Groups say stop Muslim hearings
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — A coalition of 51 religious and civil rights groups is calling on top congressional leaders to either stop hearings on the radicalization of U.S. Muslims or have the investigation refocused to include other hate groups. The coalition, working with the San Francisco-based Muslim Advocates legal organization, said the March hearings by Rep. Peter T. King, R-N.Y., would demonize Muslim Americans and persuade many of them not to cooperate with police. “Our first preference is for him to kibosh the whole thing,” Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, said Wednesday.

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LOS ANGELES (MCT) — The swimsuit worn by the late Farrah Fawcett in the iconic pinup poster that sold more than 12 million copies in 1976 was donated Wednesday to the Smithsonian Institution’s popular culture history collections, along with other items related to her career. Longtime love Ryan O’Neal and friend Nels Van Patten, who was at the 1976 poster shoot, were scheduled to attend the ceremony in Washington, D.C. O’Neal is the father of Fawcett’s son, Redmond O’Neal. Fawcett died of cancer at age 62 on June 25, 2009 — shortly before news broke the same day about Michael Jackson’s death. about reconsidering his commitment because of the investigation. “When everything came out, you kind of wanted to know what’s going on because that’s the school you committed to,” tailback Travis Riley said. “We talked to coach Davis, he came to my house, and he was really reassuring. He made me more comfortable.” Some of the recruits even found interesting ways to combat the

Charles Manson caught with cell
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) — For the second time in less than two years, California prison officials caught Charles Manson, mastermind of one of the most notorious killing sprees in U.S. history, with a cell phone behind bars. Guards at Corcoran State Prison found the phone on Jan. 6, according to prison spokeswoman Terry Thornton. Manson was charged with violating prison rules, but not with a crime, because there is no law in California that prohibits inmates from possessing phones. Thornton declined to provide any details about where Manson got the phone, or who he called, saying the case is still under investigation. negative rhetoric from other college coaches. “I just remember countless times I was on the phone with coaches,” wide receiver T.J. Thorpe said. “As soon as they’d start talking about Carolina, just put the phone down, walk downstairs, get a snack, come back up, still talking.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

Jason Halsey had long envisioned his club athletes giving back to the community. Halsey, UNC sport clubs director, had a problem: He didn’t know how to make that dream a reality. It wasn’t until he met Nidhi Sachdeva, coordinator of Healthy Carolinians of Orange County, at the Health Promotion Workgroup of the Healthy Carolinians of Orange County program that the idea of PLAY began to take form. Combining his vision with her resources, Halsey created Preparing Lifelong Active Youth, a program promoting physical activity, using a portion of the Eat Smart, Move More N.C. community grant. Sachdeva authored a grant proposal to minimize Orange County’s role in making North Carolina rank No. 14 in childhood obesity. “We just want people to be active

throughout the day,” Sachdeva said. A different club sports team visits all three Orange County middle schools twice a month. The team spends one day going over fundamentals of its sport and another day guiding students in competitions. “Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” Sachdeva said. The club sport department’s intern, senior Morgan Taylor, oversees PLAY. She traveled with the club basketball team to C.W. Stanford Middle School. One boy wore all UNC gear on the second day, and a girl exuded confidence after a layup drill. “She ran up to me, gave me a hug and told me ‘Morgan, I’m so good at this. I’m trying out for the basketball team,’” Taylor said. James Proffitt, co-president of the men’s club basketball team, said some kids asked for autographs. “They just thought it was cool that college basketball players were

coming to play with them,” he said. Rugby, ultimate Frisbee and handball were also popular. Tiffany Dyer, vice president of the women’s club rugby team, said the students at A.L. Stanback were itching to get active. “I remember what it was like to be after school, stuck inside when it’s nice outside and you’re just sitting there waiting for your parents to pick you up,” she said. TJ Herrmann, travel coordinator for men’s club volleyball, said he was impressed by how willing and excited students at Gravelly Hill Middle School were. “It was really nice to be able to help out and get them out of the library and out of the classroom,” he said. Club teams will begin going back out to middle schools this month. Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

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they were going to come to North Carolina before the start of the season,” Davis said. “Very few of them ever wavered or vacillated.” The Tar Heels brought in five early enrollees who signed their letter of intent on Wednesday. Each one attending the press conference brushed off questions

fee advisory committee told him it was the Union’s responsibility to inform students about the project, which led to the distribution of information across campus. “It has been a multi-pronged approach, and students were able to sign petitions in every place but the Union,” Luse said. UCommons proponents collected about 100 signatures in the Union, Mills said. But he said it happened Jan. 27, before Phillips told them the practice was against the rules. Those signatures have not been removed from the final count. After Jan. 27, students who wanted to sign the petition after receiving information inside the Union were directed to volunteers campaigning outside the building. Tony Patterson, senior associate director of student life and activities at the Union, denied rumors that the Union was providing extra incentives to its student employees who petitioned for the referendum during their work hours. “Student employees that went out and petitioned did not receive incentives,” he said. “It wasn’t a result of management telling students that they have to go do something and Conrad said many aspects of the new system have been wellreceived, citing particularly positive reviews of financial aid and registration. He added that the ideal role for interaction between the student body president is one of representing student concern. “We really look to engaging with student government as a primary mechanism for hearing from students.”

senior student union employee haley fail (left) watches as senior Craig Barclay (foreground) signs a petition in student stores for uCommons.
no one was forced to do this.” Evidence for the complaints include photographs of campaign banners affixed to the outside of the Student Union and on lamp posts on South Road. Another complaint contained a screenshot of the UCommons Twitter account on Jan. 10, urging students to “Vote yes on Feb. 8 for a

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better place to study, relax, rehearse, perform, eat, talk, learn, and enjoy whatever it is you love to do.” If a referendum hasn’t been certified for the ballot, public campaigning is not allowed, the student code states. Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com. want to pay if I don’t have a car.” Blue said graduate students are concerned with the availability of nighttime parking but understand the financial pressures brought on by the anticipated shortfall. “Something has to occur to pay for what we all want,” she said. Blue said she fears that graduate students will not be given an equal voice in discussions about the parking proposals. Williams and other students said they aren’t opposed to all increases in transportation costs because they understand why the price of transportation is rising. “So gas costs have gone up; therefore transportation costs have gone up,” he said. “I’m OK paying that as long as we are sure we are not paying more than we absolutely must.” At the January meeting of the Employee Forum, DPS Chief Jeff McCracken said the increases would be gradual to lessen the blow to students and employees. After an employee suggested charging a bus fare, McCracken said he doubted the system would return to a fare model after years of being free. “Chapel Hill Transit is a partnership system designed to be fair and free,” he said. “Is it perfect? No. But we’re constantly trying to improve.” Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.





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propose adding the GRADS system, a list of textbooks for students’ schedules and other programs to ConnectCarolina. Conrad said the addition of all these programs is imminent. But promises aren’t enough, Ingram said. “I’ve heard that it is imminent but I still don’t see it on the website,” he said. “We need to get that done. It’s something that students care about.”

pay the park-and-ride lot in addition, where other users will just have to pay the lot fee.” Williams and Blue added that they are concerned about a new night-parking program, which will cost students $9 annually beginning in 2014. Those fees will be charged to all students in order to cover part of the expected $6.1 million increase. “I think graduate students are Contact the University Editor upset, and students without cars at university@dailytarheel.com. are upset,” Williams said. “I don’t


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clang quartet’s scotty irving integrates his christian beliefs into his shows, melding performance with his use of new sounds and textures.

NOISE artIStS craft NOvEl SOuNdS fOr grOwINg baSE
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As a noun, “noise” carries with it a connotation of cacophony. When something is branded as “noisy,” it’s often the lawn mower that wakes you up on Saturday mornings or the neighbor’s obnoxious dog. A group of local musicians is out to prove that noise is more than jarring, pedestrian sounds — it’s an entire genre that’s pushing sonic boundaries, in and outside the Triangle. “Somebody will say, ‘Oh, I heard a noise outside.’ What they’re usually saying is they don’t know what they heard — they just heard something outside,” said Scotty Irving, the sole force behind N.C. outfit Clang Quartet. Even for the plethora of local musicians who traffic in noise, defining the genre proves tricky. “It’s different things for different people. I guess that’s kind of expected,” Irving said. “To a certain extent, it’s unstructured sound, but it’s also in some ways still structured. It may seem unstructured to an untrained ear, but there’s still some structure there.” Bryce Eiman, curator of the 919 Noise Showcases held frequently at Nightlight, puts it more simply. “If it doesn’t sound like music, it’s probably noise,” he said. It takes an open-minded audience to appreciate the unconventional elements that are integral to noise, and Irving has seen such fans during his years performing in the area. “There’s a reason that most of the people that perform something that resembles, that falls under the heading of this genre — they always tend to gravitate toward Chapel Hill is because the audience is there,” said Irving. “The people there seem to understand it and seem to appreciate it more.” But when the genre itself encompasses everything from free jazz to the whirs of kitchen appliances, it’s often difficult to classify the bands who operate within it. “I wouldn’t say that the noise scene is much of a ‘noise scene,’” said Julion Fols, who performs under the moniker Electric Cactus. “There are some noise groups, but there’s a lot of groups that are just sort of weird industrial synth-pop kind of stuff even.” There’s plenty of eccentricity in noise performances, but Irving is adamant that there’s depth below the surface. “There’s definitely some visceral qualities, but there’s a lot of cerebral qualities, too. I think some people think that there’s so much going on below the belt that there’s not enough going on above. “I find that amusing that somebody could watch a performance like mine and not think that there was something going on that I wanted your brain to focus on as well as — well, let’s not get into where the other direction might be,” said Irving, whose performances integrate his Christian beliefs alongside drums and layered sounds. While noise isn’t lacking in profundity, it’s certainly not straightforward, and area musicians are well aware of that. “I’d say as a scene, it’s not really marketable and that the

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people who like it, like it, and the people who don’t, don’t, and they probably never will,” said Fols. But in Eiman’s eyes, there’s still been plenty of growth. “I think it’s pretty prolific. It’s got a pretty strong fan base here,” he said. As alien or bizarre as noise might seem to new listeners, Boat Burning’s Andras Fekete sees its influence spanning numerous styles. “Even today in hip-hop, you have lots of sampling and loops,” he said. “Twenty, 30 years ago, that was in academia. That was very out-there, experimental egg-head stuff, and now it’s in dance clubs. It’s more pervasive than people think.” Despite its amorphous meaning, noise’s ultimate defining characteristic is its progressiveness. For Eiman, there will

always be an element of discovery. “Every time there’s a noise performance, I usually hear something I’ve never heard before,” he said. Even beyond experimentalism, Fekete sees the genre as vital to both music’s past and present. “If you think about it, noise is like the mother of all music. It all kind of started out that way, and then from time in the world, it was like, ‘Well, what kind of pattern can the brain sort of assign to these random noises?’ “You start getting rhythm and melody, and that process is still continuing.” Contact the Diversions Editor at diversions@dailytarheel.com.

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“So cut my wrists and black my eyes,” sings lead vocalist JT Woodruff on “Ohio Is for Lovers,” a song that has been described as “The Emo Anthem.” Hawthorne Heights was made famous by its screamed vocals and catchy, intense rock ‘n’ roll. The band took a new direction after the accidental death of guitarist Casey Calvert, and this week, Woodruff talked with Diversions Assistant Editor Joseph Chapman about the band’s upcoming acoustic tour. So how did you land on the album name Skeletons?

JW: No, it’s kind of a coincidence. We chose our album name when we were writing and everything and then our drummer Eron (Bucciarelli) was really into this artist from Pittsburgh named Mike Egan and that’s exactly what he draws and everything. So he painted our cover and it was just kind of a happy accident I guess. As it turns out, that’s kind of what the album is about: it is about thinking back on good terms in a good way and having good memories of the dead. JW: I think that it just kind of came about. We’ve been a band for a while, we’ve got four records out, we’ve been touring for a couple of years now and we’ve never done anything like this. We wanted to do something we’ve never done, we wanted to challenge ourselves and also challenge the listener. If someone is really into our band, we wanted to invite them to this show and say, “Here, listen to this music in a different way.” Maybe they’ll hear something totally different from you’re not D ive: Do you feel that the same exact songs. Ifyou better challenging yourself, Hawthorne Heights has been give up I guess. pigeonholed as a screamo band? Dive: How JW: I guess people could say your sound live? does it change that. I don’t really read too much JW: Well, for about the past into that stuff. I’m not a big fan of like ten different subgenres of rock month, we’ve been sitting in our and roll. If it’s loud, if it has dis- rehearsal studio just rehearsing tortion – it’s rock and roll. I don’t these songs, just rehearsing these think anybody needs to come up different versions and reworking with some sort of fancy name for and rearranging these things. And I tell you, it’s been a really it because then you start listening to stuff just because it has that tag cool experience because it makes on it or you don’t listen to stuff you fall in love with the songs again. If you play a song over and because it has that tag on it. I think you just listen to stuff over live, it tends to lose its luster because it’s good and you like the to you, the songwriter, and then the way it sounds. Whether it’s opera performer. You’re just playing it. So we’ve been having fun just or our band or whoever — I think if you like it, it doesn’t really need digging in and playing these songs in a different way, it’s been really a name. Dive: The acoustic tour comes cool. You know, different live — we’re going to be sitting up there as a surprise. What led you guys to with acoustic guitars as opposed strip down the instrumentation?
Siberia is their true prison — not the guards. And like the guard warns, the characters in this war film are faced with the most formidable weapons at nature’s disposal — far more villainous than any baby-eating Nazi or kamikaze pilot. The movie follows the escape of a ragtag group of multinational prisoners from a Russian Gulag camp as they trek through the wilderness of Russia and southern Asia. While none of the performances stand out and main character Janusz’s (Jim Sturgess) Polish accent sometimes falters, the actors work well together as a unit to bring to life a collective sense of desperation. When the escapees come across a well in the heart of a Mongolian desert, the actors’ groveling towards the water is like a litter of puppies suckling for milk. But it is the grandeur of nature itself that steals the film (it was produced by National Geographic Films). Through wide landscape shots and stunning effects, the Russian winter looks like a Narnia apocalypse and a climactic sandstorm feels like it could rip through the screen. Despite the cast’s chemistry and impressive effects, some of the movie’s plots are left undeveloped. Colin Farrell’s character Valka, a wild-eyed Russian thug who is heavily focused on in the beginning of the movie, fades out before the group crosses into Mongolia and is not addressed again. Even with no stunning perforto standing with our electrics and the drums are kind of scaled back. We’ve got a lot of percussion-type instruments and Matt (Ridenour) is playing piano as well as bass. It’s going to definitely be a different vibe.


Dive: Where do you see your band going in the next few years? JW: I don’t know man, it’s real tough. The music industry is crazy. These people have no idea what’s happening tomorrow. I can’t concentrate on what’s happening a year later or five years later because I have no idea if music is going to be around in five years. I don’t know if it’s going to be a subscription service on your TV or just ringtones, so I think that we’ll continue making music as long as we’re totally happy doing it and as long as it can be under our terms. We’ll continue to write together because we do get along together and we do have a good time. I hope they figure out something, because I think a lot of bands are not going to get to be heard. We’re fortunate — we got in before everything got really crazy, we’re just trying to stick around. Are we going to get to
mances and occasionally weak plot points, the movie takes a unique look at a region of the world that’s often neglected in World War II films. -Lyle Kendrick

JT Woodruff: I guess this is kind of a darker record for us. We’re going through a lot of brutal life issues and I guess it just kind of fit to strip everything back to its beginning. You have to start with a skeleton no matter what kind of idea you’re thinking about and you start piling stuff on top of that. We wanted the album to be basic and just write about where we’re coming from. Dive: Looking at just the visual aesthetic of the album, it looks like you guys are paying homage to the art surrounding the Day of the Dead, a Mexican festival that is more of a celebration of the dead than a mourning. Did you guys have this in mind when you put together the album?
In an early scene of the World War II film “The Way Back,” a prison guard warns the prisoners of a Russian labor camp that

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hear the next Nirvana? Is anybody have to be able to hear it. I’m in a tough spot as a musician: I’d love going to listen? to hear everything Dive: Is it piracy? Do you for everybodywritten, but I don’t that I’ve ever think it’s killing the industry? make those decisions at all. JW: Yeah, I really do. I really I do this for a living. So imagine think that it is. I think it’s really if somebody’s parents had to do tough. Back in the day, if you didn’t what they do for a living for totally have money to buy something, you free – they couldn’t support their either waited until it came on the kids. I don’t know what everybody radio, came on MTV – you didn’t is supposed to do, but not everyown it. body is an 18-year-old kid with no Now, there’s such a sense of enti- responsibilities. Writing a song, tlement. Somebody thinks that just you used to be rewarded, but now because they want to hear it, they it’s almost frowned upon.




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before anything happens. At least, that’s what film intended the audience to do with the opening lines — but “The Rite” loses us soon after. Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue) heads to Italy for a convention on exorcisms at the insistence of a priest at his seminary school. The skeptic in him can’t help but balk at how preposterous it all sounds – holy water, demons possessing people and medicine that does nothing to help the afflicted. The doubter is put to the test and so is the audience as we encounter Father Lucas Trevant (Anthony Hopkins), an exorcism specialist. Things start getting unstable when Trevant works on the exorcism of a young girl pregnant by her father. After a series of interactions with her and a few revelations about Kovak’s past (i.e. daddy issues and going into the family mortuary business), Trevant’s soul can’t take anymore. Now he is the one who needs the exorcism. Can Kovak overcome his doubt to fight off the evil spirits plaguing the priest? Other than strange body contortions and some great makeup for Hopkins, it’s not Friedkin’s “The Exorcist.” Even Trevant notes, “What did you expect? Twisting heads and pea soup?” He even answers his cell phone in the middle of an exorcism on the young girl. It’s clear the Devil can wait and exorcism is much more subdued than audiences were led to believe almost 37 years ago. Did director Mikael Hafstrom forget “The Exorcist” exists? To try to update the classic, Hafstrom recognized that music, makeup and a demonic voice wasn’t enough, so he thought the Satanic mule would be the next best option. The red eyes are just the finishing touch to this ridiculous demon whose hoof prints are found on the body of a young boy visited by the image in his dreams. Talk about an amateur hour. Not one person in the audience screamed. - Rachel Arnett

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“Bladerunner”: This movie will take your mind, spin it around and then turn it into a pile of space-age Jell-O. Sound unpleasant? Well, it’s not — take our word for it. Harrison Ford makes love to a robot, and it’s not even awkward (in context, at least). and cavernous, but it’s no garage. At least on most days of the week. But leave it to local guitar gurus Thee Dirtybeats, The Malamondos and Los Naturales to turn a humdrum Thursday night into a raging garage rock shindig The Seeds and the The Hombres would be proud of. 9 p.m., $5 Friday thursday Thee Dirtybeats, The Malamondos and Los Naturales Local 506 | The 506 might be dark The Pneurotics Nightlight | This veteran Chapel Hill trio, recently joined by drummer Chris Burzminski, crafts tight rock ‘n’ roll ditties with infectious hooks and instantly memorable lyrics. The music’s great and all, but the band’s stage presence seals the deal — husband and wife Rich (a mathematician) and Mimi McLaughlin have as much on-stage chemistry as their years of marriage might suggest. Gambling the Muse and Steph Stewart and The Boyfriends also play. 10 p.m., $5 Jonas Sees in Color, The Decour Local 506 | Their band name may be a reference to that book you hated reading in high school, but Jonas Sees in Color brings big band indie rock. 7:30 p.m., $8 saturday In the Year of the Pig

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Last Year’s Men and Defamiliar will also play. 10 p.m., $5 Monday Secret Boyfriend All Day Records | The noise scene is percolating as of late, and if there’s ever an opportunity to dip your toes into the genre, this free All Day Records set is ideal. These songs have a pulse, but you won’t mistake them for a typical pop ditty — where linearity is lacking, each song has a focus that will hold your attention. 8 p.m., Free


Nightlight | In case your eardrums aren’t ready for a rest by Saturday night, In the Year of the Pig is ready to blast them to outer space. Don’t come here expecting some wussy indie rock — ITYOTP will have the amps on high, and you best believe that you’ll be witnessing some face-melting rock by the time the band’s finished its set.

whimsicality from afar. The tribal drums and ascending electronic bleeps of “Silly Bears” not only start the album with a bang, but its anyplace attitude leaves listeners expecting the unexpected. The clapdriven breakdowns are discordant from the call-and-response guitar riffs, but in the grand scheme of S/T II: TCBAJOSTNT, their oppositions meld with an air of ethereal tastefulness. Akron/Family has created an album that lacks any sort of polishS/T II: THE COSMIC BIRTH AND JOURNEY ing or singles, an album best expeOF SHINJU TNT rienced from beginning to end. The band has taken the liberty of enjoying the music-making process on S/ PSYCHeDeLIC FOLK T II: TCBAJOSTNT and come out on top, but maybe a little too high Akron/Family is delivering the for the sober listener. first radically diverse folk album of the year with the release of S/T II: -Joe Faile The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. This album balances British seA Power innumerable influences from across the globe with the band’s folk-rock roots and odd personality. An unmarked cardboard box containing a futuristic dinosaur diorama, 3 pictures and 3 song snippets recorded on a CD were dropped outside Dead Oceans, the band’s record label, in November. The leak-paranoid group wasn’t ransoming anything — just informing its label that it wasn’t sending the completed album to anyone but the printing VAlHAllA DANCEHAll company. The album was written in a cabin in Akan National Park in Hokkaido, ROCK/POP Japan, then recorded in an abanAfter three previous studio doned train station in Detroit. These unorthodox means of pro- albums, British Sea Power still duction imbue the album with a sounds like it is trying to achieve a lively sense of camaraderie, but cre- combination of U2’s stadium sound, ate an inside joke that the listener Bruce Springsteen’s working class can’t crack. One can only enjoy the appeal and The Clash’s rock sensibilities. Those are some lofty goals, and if you’re wondering whether or not all that trying can start to wear on a band, you’ve got confirmation with Valhalla Dancehall. The group’s sweeping sound is still there, along with the grandiose backing choirs and instrumental buildups from its last three albums. While it’s a pleasing formula, there’s nothing exciting or new about it, and it’s readily apparent that British Sea Power cannot exist outside this box. As a result, there is a noticeable lack of purpose to the album. After all, could frontman Yan possibly be serious when, on opener “Who’s In Control,” he sings, “over here, over there, over here, every fucking where?” The radio-friendly British pop of “Living Is so Easy” is ruined by a mind-numbing chorus of “Living is so easy, Shopping is so easy, / Dying is so easy, All of it is easy.” This kind of hokey songwriting is indicative of a band that’s just going through the motions. The album begins to collapse under its own weight in the last half. “Luna” attempts the classic portrait of a troubled girl, but without enough charisma to make you care, and “Baby” is a vaporous, etherealsounding ballad with about as much substance. The punkish rock of “Thin Black Sail” is a standout, but it’s buried between so much filler it can barely retain any interest. While Valhalla Dancehall is a harmless, head-nodding rock album, it’s ultimately plain and less than memorable. British Sea Power can keep putting out as many albums as it likes, but if it doesn’t regain a sense of creativity and vitality, future efforts won’t hold our boardist HouFei Yang. Both have studied music for attention. much of their lives, but the pair’s -Anna Norris experience hardly shines through its second release, The Curtain of PrimAl stAtic Many Faces. THE CURTAIN OF MANY FACES Primal Static’s website touts its “blues-infused” sound, but those seeking it will be sorely disapROCK pointed. Such a label might bring to mind The Black Keys, but there’s Between The White Stripes, no such evocation. Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim and the Listeners get a tiny tease of it Triangle’s own Veelee, there’s no on “Enimia,” but otherwise there’s shortage of guy/girl rock duos no real blues to be found. Instead, cranking out good tunes. there are scattered guitar and synth This is not the case with Primal sounds that are as confusing as Static, a duo comprising singer- they are boring. songwriter Greg Thuman and keyNone of the album is terribly impressive. The drums sound like they were cranked out of GarageBand, and the guitars are your standard cookie-cutter wannabe semi-punk. “Waking Shadow” is the biggest offender, and though it gets close to being catchy, it ends up just plain annoying. Sometimes you can find harmony in discord, but not here. The Curtain of Many Faces might simply be the result of two talented musicians unable to collaborate with each other effectively, and in the end, it’s nothing more than mediocre. -Allison Hussey

Are you currently experiencing around one or both of your lower



UNC School of Dentistry is presently enrolling healthy subjects who: are non-smokers between the ages of 18 and 35 have pain and signs of inflammation (pericoronitis) around a lower wisdom tooth (3rd molar) Participation requires three visits. Benefits for participating include: free initial treatment of painful problem a free dental cleaning up to $50.00 payment for your time free consult regarding options for 3rd molar treatment
If interested, please contact: Tiffany V. Hambright, RDH Clinical Research Coordinator • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 919-966-8376 or Tiffany_Hambright@dentistry.unc.edu you will be contacted within 24 hours.

With love, from me to you
hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s February, and that means one terrifying thing: It will be Valentine’s Day soon. This isn’t Dive’s official Valentine’s issue. That’s coming next week, full of all the witty sarcasm you’ve come to expect. This week, I’m giving you some tips on making it through this holiday to end all holidays, armed with a menagerie of friends who can’t break your heart, eat your candy or pick a bad romantic comedy — namely, I’m going to discuss a few tips on the art of the mixed tape.


let your Freak Flag Fly
Ultimately, the best mixes are the ones that represent you in all your strangeness. If you’re a closeted Liberace fan, it’s time to say it loud and proud. Besides, if you’re trying to woo a Valentine’s sweetheart, there are few better ways than through a great piano solo. Contact the Diversions Editor at diversions@dailytarheel.com.

linnie greene

LOve wILL teaR uS aPaRt (agaIn)

the love, why not delve into some Velvet Underground or Yo La Tengo’s cinematic sensibilities?

919-967-9053 300 E. Main Street • Carrboro



MARCH (cont)
19 SA HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL** ($8/$10) 27 SU SEBADOH** ($15)

get a little weird
Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles — yawn. You’ve heard it so often that putting it on a mixed tape is about as original as a box of Wittman’s chocolates. If you’re making a mix (for yourself or the object of your affection), you’ve got to shake things up — I’m talking noise, dubstep, whatever gets your heart rate up or your palms sweaty. The best mixes are the ones that come completely out of left field.

duke performances
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go old school
Chillwave, revivalist bluegrass and lo-fi pop can be charming, but often it’s because they draw on some badass original sources. If you’re trying to wallow alone in your room — and who is Dive to judge? — Echo and the Bunnymen or Joy Division can be as tear-jerking as a chopped onion. And if you’re trying to feel

WHO’S BAD? ( Michael Jackson Tribute) w/ Mosadi Music** ($15) BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION w/ Mickey Mills And Steel, DJ Ras J, Jamrock, Cayenne, DJ Ryan TAPES N TAPES w/ Oberhofer**($14/$16) DSI / LATE SHOW Talent Showcase, w/ EDDIE BRILL, Sara Benincasa, more ($14) IRATION / BALLYHOO**($12/$14) YANN TIERSEN w/ Shannon Wright**($18/ $20) PLAIN WHITE Ts W/ Parachute and Miggs** ($18/$20) DSI Presents: EMO PHILLIPS and The Beatbox** ($14) ROONEY w/ EISLEY**($15/$17) THE BUDOS BAND w/ D-Town Brass and DJ Ras J**($12/$15) SHINOBI NANJA, Free Sol, Click Clack, Wax Lips** ($8/$10) THE PIETASTERS w/ Archbishops Of Blount Street**($12/$14) LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES w/ Rubblebucket **($15/$17) “IF NOT FOR YOU”: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to George Harrison’s ALL THINGS MUST PASS**($10/$12) THE GET UP KIDS w/ Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz**($18/$22)

2 SA THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART w/ Twin Shadow** 3 SU EASY STAR ALL-STARS w/ The Green** ($15/ $17) 6 WE BLACK LIPS w/ Vivian Girls and Gringo Star** ($12/$14) 7 TH DESTROYER w/ The War On Drugs** ($13/ $15) 8 FR THE MOUNTAIN GOATS w/ Megafaun** ($18/$20) 10 SU J MASCIS w/ Kurt Vile And The Violators** (16/$18) 13 WE THE OLD 97s w/ Teddy Thompson** ($18/ $20) 14 TH An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance by CITIZEN COPE** ($25/$28) 15 FR MOUNT MORIAH Album Release Party w/ guests The Moaners and Filthybird Free Show! 16 SA RAVEONETTES w/ Tamaryn** ($15/$17; Tickets on sale 2/4) 18 MO BRITISH SEA POWER W/ A Classic Education** ($12/$14) 23 SA YACHT** ($12/$15) 26 TU YELLE w/ French Horn Rebellion** ($18/ $20; on sale 2/4) 29 FR PETER, BJORN & JOHN** ($15/$18; on sale 2/4)



4 FR 5 SA 6 SU 11 FR SUPERCHUNK w/ Veelee**($14) GREG BROWN w/ Bo Ramsey**($28/$30) YELAWOLF w/ Cyhi Da Prynce** ($13/$15) JOHN MARK MCMILLAN** ($10; on sale 2/ 4) 12 SA ROCKY VOTOLATO/ MATT POND PA**($10/ $12) 18 FR CARBON LEAF** ($15/$17)

2 MO PINBACK** ($14/$16; on sale 2/4)

Poor Fair good ExcEllEnt classic

SHOWS @ Local 506 (Chapel Hill) SHOW @ Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh) SHOW @ Disco Rodeo (Raleigh)


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Cover Design: Jeffrey Sullivan

Friday & Saturday, February 4 & 5
AT THE DurHAm PErforming ArTs CEnTEr PrEsEnTED by DukE PErformAnCEs

Feb 25: JONATHAN RICHMAN**($13/$15) March 4: PARLOTONES**($10) March 7: TENNIS w/ La Sera and Holiday Shores**($10) March 18: MICHAEL SHOWALTER**($12/$14) March 25: TIM BARRY w/ JENNY OWEN YOUNGS** ($10) April5: CIVIL TWILIGHT w/ Atomic Tom and Mother / Father ($10)
SHOWS @ Kings (Raleigh)

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS** ($25/$28) May 4: INTERPOL** ($25/$28)
SHOW @ Casbah (Durham)

Feb. 12: BEN SOLLEE**($13/$15)
SHOW @ The ArtsCenter (Carrboro)

SHOW @ Historic Playmakers Theatre (UNC)

March 9: ASTRONAUTALIS w/Sims ($10) March 29: DAMNWELLS w/ Harper Blynn** ($10)

Feb. 15: ENCORE Performance of BIG STAR’S THIRD featuring members of Lost In The Trees, Old Ceremony, Birds And Arrows, the dB’s ($15 GP, $8 Students)

get tickets

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BREWERY Beers on Tap!

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thursday, february 3, 2011


The Daily Tar Heel

texting, driving brings fines Online classes face budget cuts
by MADElINE wIll
staff writer

While UNC freshman Danielle Gillyard doesn’t text and drive, she has many friends who do. And she said she doesn’t think older people would be able to text well enough to do it while driving. “I guess it’s a teenage thing,” she said. That was the public perception when the law against texting while driving passed in North Carolina in Dec. 2009, but recent reports show that the majority of citations from the new law have come from an older demographic. Since the law went in effect, 1,200 have been cited, said Brendan Byrnes, spokesman for the American Automobile Association. More than half of those cited were 26 or older, with an average age of 28, he said. “This study shows that this problem is much broader than just with teens,” Byrnes said. “People of all ages are texting and driving.”

If caught, the fine is $100 for texting and driving, Byrnes said. In Chapel Hill, there have been 10 citations since the law passed last year, said Lt. Kevin Gunter, spokesperson for Chapel Hill police. The ages ranged from 19 to 52, and all but two violators were under thirty, he said. Though the state issues a higher number of citations to older demographics, it does not mean fewer teenagers are texting and driving, Byrnes said. “It is simply that there are many more older drivers,” he said. Out of the 6.7 million drivers in the state, less than 10 percent are less than 23 years old, he said. Media attention given to teens texting and driving stems from added risks given their age, Byrns said. “The problem with teens texting and driving is just that teens are so inexperienced,” he said. Arthur Goodwin, senior research associate at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, said in

self-report surveys that the 18 to 24 age group tends to report the most texting and driving. But all ages are increasingly relying on cell phones, making texting and driving a serious issue, he said. “Older drivers have done it too, it’s not uncommon,” Goodwin said. “It’s not a young driver or teen driver problem.” The problem is growing with all demographics. From 2008 to 2010, the percentage of North Carolinians who admitted to texting and driving increased from 29 to 39 percent, Byrnes said. Goodwin said the results of the law have been undeterminable thus far. “Something like half the states have texting laws in place but we don’t know the effect they have — if anything,” he said. “We don’t know at this point if the laws are working at all.” Contact the State & National Editor at state@dailytarheel.com.

by lINDsAy popE
staff writer

About 700 area high school students take online classes, but without the state’s financial help these courses could face major cuts. After a 200 percent increase in online course enrollment since the 2007-08 school year, Mia Burroughs, vice chairwoman of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, said the board will consider online course restrictions at its meeting Thursday before voting on the measure March 3. Burroughs said these restrictions could include limiting the number of classes and the number of students allowed to enroll in North Carolina Virtual Public School. Initially online classes were free for public schools, said district spokeswoman Stephanie Knott. But last year the state Board of Education began charging districts to access online services. Kelly Batten, principal of Carrboro High School, said he doesn’t know how the district will account for increased demand

ATTEND THE MEETING Time: 7 p.m. today Location: Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Info:www.chccs.k12.nc.us

while suffering funding shortages, especially when the state does not allow the district to charge students for classes or textbooks. “We have a responsibility as a public school to be economically frugal and fiscally responsible,” he said. Last year, online classes cost the district $252,000 — about $355 per student enrolled in the program. While the district pays for the actual class, individual schools are required to buy textbooks and other materials needed for the classes. But Cathy Davis, a guidance counselor at Carrboro High, said online classes offer students the opportunity to take specialty classes they couldn’t take otherwise, like digital photography and Mandarin Chinese. “Kids that are signing up for online classes — they are committed,” she said. “They are the

kids you can trust to work on their assignments independently.” Julia Houser, a sophomore at Carrboro High, said she chose to take online classes to fit in higherlevel classes before graduation. “I like to take classes online if I don’t have room for them in my schedule,” she said. Carrboro High senior Dianna Samples transferred to the school this year. Taking online classes is the only way she can graduate on time. Yet both Houser and Samples agreed that there are perks to taking classes in the traditional setting versus online. Samples said she liked the teacher interaction of a traditional classroom. While Davis said she doesn’t compare the two settings, she emphasized the importance of both student and teacher input. “It ’s dependent upon the instructor and how much quality time they’re willing to put into the lesson plans and the course itself,” she said. Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

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For Rent
Get a Jump Start on Housing for 2011-2012!
MERCIA RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES is now showing 1BR-3BR properties for 2011-12 school year. Check out our properties at www.merciarentals.com or call at (919) 933-8143.

Help Wanted
LEgAL ASSISTANT: Carolina Student Legal Services is seeking candidates for its legal assistant position to begin July 1, 2011. Duties include typing, filing, reception, bookkeeping and legal research. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must. Knowledge of Macintosh computers and website development is helpful but not required. This is a full-time position, M-F 8:30am-5pm, requiring a 12 month commitment starting on July 1, 2011 and ending on June 30, 2012. Perfect for May graduate who wants work experience before law school. Mail resume with cover letter as soon as possible but no later than March 4, 2011 to Dorothy bernholz, Director; Carolina Student Legal Services, Inc., PO box 1312, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. CSLS Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. INTERESTED IN A FAST PACED LAb The laboratory of Dr. bryan Roth in UNC Department of Pharmacology is seeking a motivated graduate in a scientific field (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, etc.) as a PDSP research technician. This is a temp, full-time position for the PDSP (http://pdsp.med.unc. edu/), could become permanent. For full description see http://pdsp.med.unc.edu/ rothlab/. Send resumes: jonevans@unc.edu. ADA/EOE employer. NATIONALLY RECOgNIzED and locally owned insurance agency seeks full-time, part-time Property and Casualty Licensed Associate. Seeking a dependable team player with multi task abilities and excellent phone skills. Small business environment with competitive wages. Please email inquiries, resume to a076080@Allstate.com. bUS DRIVER NEEDED: RSI provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. We are currently looking for a part-time bus driver M-F 2:30-5pm. $11/hr. Previous experience, CDL license and acceptable driving record required. Please apply at www.rsi-nc.org. HAbILITATION TECHNICIAN: Pathways for People, Inc. is looking for energetic individuals interested in gaining experience while making a difference in the life of an individual. We have 1 position available with a teenage male with autism in Chapel Hill. Hours are M-F 3:30-6:30pm and up to 40 during the summer. Must have a love of outdoors. Contact Amyleigh at 919-462-1663 or go to www.pathwaysforpeople.org for more information.

bUILDINg RENOVATIONS: Interior painting, carpentry, drywall repairs. Vacant apartments cleaned and renovated. Free estimates insured. Reasonable rates. Quality workmanship. Experienced and reliable. Call Mike, 919-714-1358.

Tutoring Services
AFFORDAbLE SPANISH LESSONS. Do you want to practice and improve your Spanish? Experienced native Spanish speaker tutor. Chapel Hill- Carrboro. beginners, intermediate, conversation. Call 919-593-9862.


Walk to Campus!
Large 1-2 BR Condos Washer/Dryers $600-$740/month
Compare to dorm prices! www.chapelhillrentals.org

Summer Jobs
FULL-TIME SUMMER NANNY NEEDED in NW Durham for 3 preschoolers. $15/hr. Excellent references and child care experience required. Email sbrennan150@gmail.com for details.

PARTICIPANTS ARE NEEDED for studies of visual and hearing function using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These studies are conducted at the brain Imaging and Analysis Center (bIAC) at Duke Unviersity Medical Center. Participants should be 18 years-old or older and should have no history of brain injury or disease. Most studies last between 1-2 hours, and participants are paid approximately $20/hr. Please contact the bIAC volunteer coordinator at 681-9344 or volunteer@biac. duke.edu for additional information. You can also visit our website at www.biac.duke.edu.

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For Rent
MILL CREEK 4bR/2bA. Available 8/1. Walk to campus. Vanity in each bedroom. Ceiling fans. Clean carpet. Fresh paint. Pool, tennis, parking. $1,800/ mo. Early bird contract signature by 2/15. Compare to $1,900-$2,000/mo for same unit. 404-872-7121.

$189 for 5 DAYS or $239 for 7 DAYS. All prices include: Round trip luxury cruise with food. Accommodations on the island at your choice of thirteen resorts. Appalachia Travel. www. bahamaSun.com, 800-867-5018.

Child Care Wanted
I am looking for a fun, reliable sitter to bring 2 of my girls home from elementary school. (I live near campus). WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 2-6pm. Call Kristi, 619-0644.


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For Rent
QUIET NEIgHbORHOOD,1bR IN Carrboro available immediately. at 101-b Cheek St. $525/mo. water included. Contact Fran Holland Properties via email: herbholland@intrex.net or call 919 968-4545, 9am to noon. WALK EVERYWHERE IN DOWNTOWN CARRbORO. Newly renovated 3bR/2bA apartment at 116-A bim St. (Also 2bR/1bA apartment for $725/mo.). Hardwood floors, W/D connections. Avail May. $850/mo. with water. Fran Holland Properties, 919-968-4545 or email herbholland@intrex.net, 9am to noon. 1bR & 2bR APARTMENTS. WALK TO CAMPUS. We still have some prime locations available for June and August 2011. MLK, blvd, Friendly Lane (just off East Rosemary), glenburnie (end of East Rosemary) and Ransom Street. Visit our website for pictures, rates, and floorplans. www.hilltopproperties.net. No pets, no smoking, 1 year leases. 919-968-6939. STAYINg IN CHAPEL HILL SUMMER? 2 rooms available in Chapel Ridge. Personal bR/bA. Furnished. W/D. Rent $550/mo, negotiable beginning mid-May. Email mhoard@email. unc.edu, call 919-906-4252.

LEASE TAKEOVER FOR SPRINg - 2bR/2.5bA townhome in the Oaks, W/D connections, swimming pool and tennis available. Walk, bike or bus to Meadowmont and Friday Center. $825/mo, water inc. Fran Holland Properties, herbholland@intrex.net. or call 919-968-4545. 4 bLOCKS TO CAMPUS AND FRANKLIN. 2bR/1bA apartments have W/D connections, electric heat and great location. 415 North Columbia Street. Fran Holland Properties: herbholland@intrex.net or call 919-968-4545, 9am to noon. SPACIOUS, AWESOME STUDENT HOUSINg. bring friends to share 4bR or 6bR townhouse. W/D, hardwood floors, 4 free buslines, minutes to UNC, large bedrooms, large closets, ceiling fans, extra storage, internet, cable ready, free ample parking, no smoking. $400/mo per bR. Available May or August 2011. spbell48@live.com, 919-933-0983. 4bR/4bA HOUSE, CARRbORO. Walk to Carrboro. bike to campus. All appliances including W/D. High speed Internet connection. Convenient to the busline (F and CW). $2,000/mo. 919-619-4703.

Care seeking healthy, non-smoking females 21-30 to become egg donors. $2,500 compensation for COMPLETED cycle. All visits and procedures to be done local to campus. For written information, please call 919-966-1150 ext. 5 and leave your current mailing address.

If February 3rd is Your Birthday... You can handle anything this year. Make sure to keep challenging yourself, creatively and socially. gather your resources and your expertise, and, with a little help from your friends, go for it. be an artist, no matter your profession.
To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department Youth Programs Division is seeking applicants that are interested in working with campers ages 5-11. Please contact Tiffany Hiller by email, tiffany.hiller@raleighnc.gov or by phone, 919-831-6165. ONLINE PANELISTS NEEDED. $15/ HR. NPD Online Research is looking for students to complete surveys and test products. Work at your own pace, www.paidonlineresearch.info. FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME LEASINg ASSOCIATES. Crosland is seeking leasing associates for the Chapel Hill area. Leasing, administration and resident relations. Schedule will include weekdays and weekends. Please apply via our website at www.crosland.com and click on the ‘join us’ tab. EOE. MATH AND SCIENCE TUTOR needed immediately. Tutor with many hours available, weekends good also, to fill in for a tutor. Also advanced math and science skills, superb spoken English, car, outstanding references and character. Must be available through 1st week of June. Please send days and hours available to jlocts@aol.com. Reading and literacy tutors also needed. SUMMER DAY CAMP STAFF: Carrboro Kinderventures and Enrichment Camps. (director, supervisors, counselors and inclusion specialist). 20-40 hrs/wk depending on camp, camp session and position. Experience working with youth and/or children with special needs, valid driver’s license and FA/CPR certification preferred. Must have strong people, organizational and planning skills. Must be available June 6 thru July 25. Pay rates: $9.80-$12.80/hr depending on position. Open until filled. For more info, call 918-7364. For an application, contact HR, 301 West Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510, 918-7320 or visit our website at www.townofcarrboro.org. EOE.


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Goforth runs for Caa president unopposed
by Alex HAmmer
staff writer

from page 3

A year ago, as the North Carolina basketball team entered its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule and student campaigns kicked off, the campus was peeved. Five phases required students to wait longer before games. And students received only one ticket through the lottery in a policy some blamed for lower attendance. So students paid attention to the ticket policies put forth by the candidates for the Carolina Athletic Association presidency. But this year, only one candidate, Caitlin Goforth, has entered the race. Without opposition, she said she is without a firm idea of what next year’s ticket policy might be. Goforth, a junior political science and Latin American studies major, is currently the head of campus relations for the group and has been a member of CAA for three years. Even though she is the only candidate running, Goforth does not want the student body to think of her as an illegitimate appointment. “I do think I am the most qualified candidate for the job next year, for sure. I truly believe that,” said Goforth, who has also worked in the

executive branch of student government and in Carolina Fever. Goforth has worked closely with current CAA president Brandon Finch, whose biggest initiative was revamping the basketball ticket distribution from the year before, continuing several years of changing policies. Goforth said she has not yet decided whether she will keep Finch’s policy or institute yet another one, saying she plans on meeting with athletic officials, CAA officers and students after the season is over. “I do not have it set in stone that I’m going to change anything right now,” she said. Finch said he is confident in Goforth’s ability to do great things for the CAA and has high hopes for the organization’s future, especially concerning student involvement. “I hope Caitlin will continue to advocate for the voice of the student body in order to generate more student involvement,” he said. “The CAA has the potential to be an incredible resource to students but we need to do a better job at reaching out, which I hope Caitlin and her new administration can do.” And Goforth said she intends to

Junior Caitlin Goforth is the sole candidate for the Carolina athletic association presidency.
do just that. She said one of the perks of not having to run a campaign is that she has already started work on some of her endeavors for next year. She has also been working with graphics experts to create a recognizable logo, which will be placed around campus. She aims to increase the presence of both the CAA and of non-revenue sports on campus. “Caitlin wants to put a bigger emphasis on some of the nonmajor sports on campus,” said Kevin North, Goforth’s campaign manager and current CAA special projects co-chairman. “She wants to increase the attendance to events such as soccer, women’s basketball and volleyball.” Only time will tell how her likely presidency will affect attendance at the University’s major sport. Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
SPeeD reADING COUrSeS Visit http://learningcenter.unc.edu/ forms/sign_up_rapid_reading_for_ retention to sign up for one of four speed reading courses.

Jay Lask, the managing director of property investments for Madison Marquette, said relocating the library would make the mall unique and attract people from other towns. Ellie Boote, a UNC graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science, said she leans in favor of the move. New to the area, Boote said the library is a good resource for new residents, but the original location isn’t obvious to those who aren’t

familiar with the area. “Right now, you really only come across the library if you’re going out with the intent of going to the library,” Boote said. She said it was important to think about future patrons and how they would benefit from relocation. “Overall, we have to do what the majority of the community is in favor SyDNey SImmONS, Chapel hill high of because it’s a public library — it’s our beloved library this Valentine’s there to serve the public,” she said. Council members plan to consider Day?” resident Tom Farmer asked. the proposal at a Feb. 14 meeting. Until then, residents will have to Contact the City Editor await the decision. at city@dailytarheel.com. “Are we really going to forsake

“I feel like our voice isn’t heard in this issue, and that’s a big reason why I wanted to be heard.”

The price of parking

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Transportation fees will increase 93 percent over the next five years. See pg. 1 for story.

Sanitizing the stage
“Sterilize,” a play that debuts tonight, will question the concept of purity. 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.

PlAy under way
Club athletes will visit local middle schools as a part of a new program. See pg. 4 for story.

Solution to Wednesday’s puzzle

Old texters get caught
The majority of N.C. textingwhile-driving citations are given to older people. See pg. 8 for story.

Park smoking snuffed
Raleigh voted to ban smoking in public parks. Visit dailytarheel.com for story.

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from page 3

“A lot of people don’t come to college with reading fluency to read this many pages per week and to be able to comprehend it and take these tests,” she said. “It doesn’t help if you have to read hundreds and hundreds of pages per reading.” Instruction in the class will include strategies to read faster and increase comprehension, while using computer software to allow the students to track their progress. N.C. State University also has a speed-reading course, but it costs $299. UNC’s course is free to students thanks to a private donation. Christina Perry, a program coordinator at the Learning Center, stressed the importance of a classroom setting for the course. “Like a lot of skills that students develop, when you practice and when you’re in the group environment, you can learn from each other,” she said. Sophomore Nicolette Ash, who is majoring in library science and linguistics, said she’s interested in the speed-reading course, especially to tackle her assigned readings. “I have to read like six to seven scholarly articles every week and they all vary from 20 to 60 pages, and if I could read faster than I do now that would be very useful and helpful,” she said. Frank Kessler, an academic skills

to college with reading fluency to read this many pages.”
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counselor and reading coordinator at the Learning Center, said the programs aren’t usually “one-size fits all,” although this one could entice more students into further studies. “It’s a good way to boost your reading up very quickly, but ultimately if someone wants to do longterm reading, students transition into a reading program,” he said. “The hope is to get the word out, let students know, and they can utilize the resources the way they want.” “Reading for Retention” will be

offered in four courses, with 20 people per course. Willingham said she hopes to keep opening more courses as needed, helping make hundreds of pages of reading each week more manageable. “I can’t really sell it by saying you’re going to double your speed, but I do believe everyone will be a better reader when they’re done,” she said. “It will allow you to use your time better and manage time better, and lower anxiety over reading lots of material.” Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

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Don’t bask in Duke’s big loss just yet

homosexuality not a sin, Bible for different times
TO THE EDITOR: I am sure that Adam Blaser (“God loves all, including homosexuals, equally,” Feb. 2) thought he was being quite tolerant, even respectful, of LGBT-identified people when he wrote that everyone is a sinner and God loves us equally. However, he fails to realize that homosexuality is not a sin. There is nothing wrong with being LGBT; there is nothing God wants to change about it. Yes, there are those six “clobber passages” that condemn certain types of same-sex acts. But there are also verses that condemn getting tattoos (Leviticus 19:28) or eating shrimp (Leviticus 11:10). Even in the New Testament we are told that women must not speak during church — at all (I Corinthians 14:34-35). The Bible is full of hundreds of verses that Christians ignore, and that is because the Bible wasn’t written to us. It was written to specific cultures at specific times. We must figure out what still applies and what doesn’t — after all, God gave us the powers of critical thinking. And LGBT people do not choose to be who they are. They are just as able to live successful lives. Their families are as welladjusted as opposite-sex-headed households. So to use the Bible, in 2011, to explain that homosexuality is a sin is to use the Bible to justify your own ignorance and/or hatred. John Michael Watkins Junior Spanish reality. It represents a gift from God that should be celebrated. Kelli Joyce Junior Political Science Peace, War and Defense


ext to a Tar Heel victory, the most popular development in the college basketball season for UNC fans is a resounding Duke loss. During and after a drubbing such as the St. John’s victory on Sunday, Tar Heel fans usually take a moment (or several) to relish in the vulnerability of our nearby nemesis. To Tar Heel fans who, like myself, find it too easy to enjoy those moments, I implore you that the only Duke losses we should celebrate are those that come at our hands. Why refrain from delighting in their misfortunes? There are at least two reasons. The first is that our target is, after all, Duke. In 2001, they recovered from an 11-point Senior Day loss in Cameron Indoor to Maryland (an ally in our Duke-detesting cause) to beat us in the Dean Dome, win the ACC tournament and take the national championship. And last year, in a situation eerily similar to Sunday, Georgetown, member of the Big East Conference along with St. John’s, hosted the Blue Devils and turned them away resoundingly. Duke rebounded from that setback by winning 18 of its next 19 games to take (yet another) national championship. Those were depressing paragraphs, but the point of reliving those pieces of history is to show that a bad Sunday in late January is not necessarily going to sink a good team’s ship. (Take heart: two instances validate our suspicions of Duke’s ability — the Tar Heels’ convincing win at Cameron in March 2008 preceded Duke losses in the ACC semifinals and the NCAA Round of 32, and our win on Senior Day 2007 also propelled Duke toward first-round ACC and NCAA losses.) So no good Tar Heel fan should put too much stock into the Blue Devils’ mishaps. But there is a deeper-seeded reason to focus on our own successes instead of the failures of our rivals. This schadenfreude — the derivation of pleasure from others’ misfortunes — is an interesting enough concept that philosophers and scientists have long found it worth examination. Schadenfreude’s merits have been questioned since the days of the ancients. Aristotle, in “The Nicomachean Ethics,” states that “the spiteful man falls so far short of pained that he even rejoices.” Aristotle compares this spitefulness unfavorably with the enviousness of one who is offended by other’s fortune. Jumping forward to the present day, scientific research has borne out that people will act in ways that harm those we envy in order to enjoy their deprivation or suffering. That enjoyment can be traced to increased dopamine reception in the brain, the biochemical payoff, which is the crux of the psychological concept of schadenfreude. This biopsychological framework rebuts Aristotle’s understanding of the ethics underlying it. But the means people undertake to reap the benefit of schadenfreude belie its payoff. It is not worth dismissing Duke now when we may find occasion to celebrate our own triumph in a week’s time. After all, the rivalry we enjoy does not thrive because we have pummeled hapless Duke teams into the ground for decades. It prospers because both programs have grown into national powers that test each other in every meeting. The real cause for celebration is that we can do to Duke what few others can 130 times in 229 tries.

Delegate Dispute

anyone`, gay or not gay, can be a ‘real’ Christian
TO THE EDITOR: I n r e s p o n s e t o J. E . Williams’ letter on Feb. 1, titled “Homosexuality, Christianity are diametrically opposed,” I believe your opinion is valid, and that the Bible does clearly denounce homosexuality. That being said, your assertion that “anyone who deliberately defies these condemnations can hardly be a real Christian,” seems to me closed-minded and empirically false. There is such a range of Christian interpretation of the Bible, and that while many do believe that there is one Truth, disagreements abound as to what that Truth is. For example, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in 2009 voted to accept homosexual members and ordain gay and lesbian priests. Humbly, I attest that any follower of Christ who can bring others to embrace Him and His word is more “real” a Christian than you or me. When it comes down to it, the guiding values of love and compassion that the Bible promotes have themselves been practiced in many different ways and social contexts. Matthew Moran Sophomore Mathematical Decision Sciences


Attempt to dismiss Ingram seems politically motivated, not in line with the spirit of the Student Code
rule in the Code does not apply to him. The UNC-Chapel Hill delegation to ASG includes the student body president, the speaker of Student Congress and two external appointments. Under the Code only the external appointments can be held accountable for their attendance, while the student body president and speaker are not. Student Congress should consider legislation making sure that all are held accountable in equal measure so that UNC is fully represented at meetings — both ASG and otherwise. Furthermore, Williams’ accusations reek of political game-playing. Ingram did not say that Williams was out to get him, but he agrees that the timing of the accusation is suspicious. The connections are hard to ignore — Williams doesn’t seem to have the warmest relationship with Ingram. We’re glad that Williams knows the intricacies of the Code, but he only bastardizes its spirit by invoking it for political purposes — which we believe he has done. Ingram has only one unexcused ASG absence, and other members of the delegation have more. And the fact that Medlin decided not to let Ingram go, in spite of the rule, attests to the good faith on Ingram’s part of meeting his delegate responsibilities. Neither Ingram nor anyone else should shirk their responsibilities. But determining the level of dedication often requires more than glancing at attendance sheets.

tudent body president candidate Rick Ingram’s position as a delegate in the UNC-system Association of Student Governments was called into question last week by Student Body Treasurer and Vice President of ASG Dakota Williams. This issue brings an inconsistency to light that should be addressed by Student Congress. The Student Code allows student government leaders to remove students serving as external appointments if they miss more than one meeting. Student Body President Hogan Medlin dismissed the accusation because Ingram had given advanced notice of one of his absences. Medlin has missed several ASG meetings, but has not been expelled from ASG because the

Wrongful eviction

homosexuality does not have bearing on morality
TO THE EDITOR: I agree with the conclusion of yesterday’s letter to the editor, “God loves all, including homosexuals, equally.” But I object to the author’s repeated claims that homosexuality is “definitely” sinful and condemned by Christian scripture. The nature and ethics of homosexuality for Christian persons is hotly debated within many major denominations, and there is solid Biblical scholarship to support both positions. Context is crucial for understanding the meanings of ancient texts, and there is a strong argument to be made that modern practices of homosexuality have virtually nothing in common with the practices discussed in the Bible, where same-sex attraction is mentioned only a handful of times. The concept of individuals being “homosexuals/ sodomites,” as the author put it, is only a few centuries old, and therefore an inappropriate translation of the original Greek. Countless lesbian and gay individuals participate regularly in church throughout America as lay members, Sunday School teachers, deacons, pastors and many other positions. For many Christians, including myself, the question of an individual’s sexual orientation has no more bearing on their morality than whether or not they’re right handed. So yes, “it’s okay to be gay and a Christian.” And yes, “it’s not our job to judge our neighbors in the first place.” But for many Christians, diversity of sexual orientation does not represent one equal sin among many, to be grudgingly accepted as a sad

Graduate students should not pay UCommons fee
TO THE EDITOR: In the face of colorful fliers, relentless signature gathering, and all this talk of student opinion, we have completely neglected one very important segment of our student body: graduate students. Nearly 40 percent of the students on this campus are graduate students who seldom frequent main-campus facilities, including the Student Union. Even with the well-advertised improvements, we have no reason to believe that the “UCommons” would change that. Nevertheless, the current proposal would commit all students (including graduate) to pay this biannual fee for the next 30 years or so. Please bear in mind that all students already pay $80.75 to service the debt for the Union each year. I would be much more comfortable if this additional fee applied only to undergraduate students, who would actually be using the space. As much as I’d enjoy a “vibrant study space” with adjustable walls and doors, I can’t justify requiring my grad student friends to pay for it, even if the majority of students do want to buy $8 pairs of socks. Rep. Stephen Estes Student Congress, District 6 CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error in Wednesday’s column “Women are more than the statistic,” the first woman in space was incorrectly identified as Sally Ride. It was Valentina Tereshkova. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
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Town regulation a burden on innocent students
at which that liberty is forfeited. But being a nuisance, regardless of occupancy, is grounds for punitive action. So letting students peacefully occupy a home that accommodates them hardly seems like too much to ask for. Housing is always in demand in Chapel Hill and a premium is placed on living near campus. By artificially limiting the supply of housing, the town is effectively forcing students to find housing farther from the University or pay more. This will lead to increased traffic, congestion and transit costs as students require other means of transportation to make the longer commute. Also of issue is the lost revenue of landlords who must now evict their residents lest either party pay a fine of $100 per day. So much for freedom of contract. Surely, having one resident per bedroom represents a reasonable standard. But while the ordinance may be unreasonable, it is still the law. In an ideal world, this regulation wouldn’t exist. In the meantime, students should do everything in their power to avoid causing neighbors to file complaints. Laws herself basically indicated that the Town won’t seek anyone out. So any way to avoid suspicion is good. Steering clear of overly raucous behavior and drawing unwanted attention should keep the eviction notices at bay. But that doesn’t change the fact that students should be able to live in homes that can accommodate them.

he decision by the town of Chapel Hill to enforce the law banning more than four unrelated people in a home fails to recognize the realities of life here and places a heavy and unnecessary burden upon students. The Land Use Management Ordinance has long been on the books, but Chapel Hill Senior Code Enforcement Officer Chelsea Laws has decided to step up enforcement. A law limiting the number of non-related individuals in a single-family unit to four makes little sense. Chapel Hill is fundamentally a college town. Residents who live near the University ought to recognize that fact. Of course, the point at which the freedoms of one party begin to detract from those of another is the point

DNC in Charlotte
The 2012 Democratic National Convention will be in Charlotte. I’m sure President Obama just enjoys Charlotte’s rich night life and endearing populace, not the electoral votes N.C. has up for grabs.

Peeing prof
Prosecutors charged a professor at a California university with with peeing on a colleague’s office door. Hopefully t h i s s e a s o n ’s S B P e l e c tion losers don’t resort to similar tactics in the fall.

Super Bowl
Hopefully your professors were not sadistic enough to have an exam or assignment due on Monday. We expect the game will be exciting, but if not there are always the commercials. Can’t wait for Go Daddy.

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Well, we’ve been giving thumbs up to the basketball team the past few weeks, and they’re doing pretty well. So why stop now? Any time the scrubs get some playing time you know we’re doing something right.

Alert Carolina
Yeah, we get it: the tests are necessary for ensuring our safety system works. But man, they sure are annoying. Can’t they put a silencer on it or something? Or maybe ring the Bell Tower bells? Those sound nice.

The iconic bar and grill, known for ‘90s music and burgers, was shut down after the owner assaulted an employee, bursting his bladder. Now where are we going to get Beam and Cokes for $2.50 (competition: hint, hint)?

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blair mikels and alex walters shine light on moonshine.

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