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THe fiNaL VOTe

Library to cut budget, services
Cuts will reduce hours, staff and computer maintenance
Lydia Rusche
Staff writer

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Students can vote in the runoff election for student body president by logging in to my.unc.edu before 10 p.m. results will be announced in carroll 111 at 10:30 p.m.

in runoff, Cooper and Lee face new challenge of alerting voters
by VictoRia cook
Staff writer

In an election season marred by controversy, candidates had to face a volley of complaints, hearings and, for two candidates, the prospect of disqualification. But when the dust settled Feb. 17 and candidates Mary Cooper and Ian Lee moved into a runoff with 39 percent and 25 percent of the vote, respectively, they faced an entirely new challenge: informing students that an already drawn-out election wasn’t over just yet. Tonight that end will come at last.

dtH online: watch a live video of election results. follow @dailytarheel on twitter for instant updates. Both candidates said they talked to many students this week who didn’t know when the runoff election would take place. Voter turnout has traditionally dropped in runoff elections, with the 2009 election being the only exception since 2004. “The biggest challenge of this runoff is getting students to know there’s a runoff,” Lee said. “Turnout for runoffs is always

StudentS SHare viewS on today’S eleCtionS
“I’m doing a write-in for Rick Ingram. I’m going to vote for him because of his featuredtext comments in the DTH. “He displayed a sense of confidence that I identified with.” “I’m voting for Mary Cooper. I like her platform better. “I don’t know her personally but have friends who do, and I trust their judgment.” “I’m voting for Ian Lee. I voted for him the first time around, but now I’m not so sure. None of the candidates were favorites of mine. Ian Lee has, I think, a little bit of a delivery problem.” “I voted for Ia n t h e fi r s t time. I’ll probably vote for him again. “It’s mostly because of meal plans and parking, although those seem like they might not go through.”

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Jonathan Hootman, Junior Biology

Bo Zhang, Senior Biology

2011 general election voting breakdown by time
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The University’s libraries will offer a diminished level of service next year as a result of budget cuts, officials said. To cope with state budget cuts that will range from 5 to 15 percent, UNC Libraries will reduce hours open, computer maintenance and librarian availability and leave vacant positions empty instead of laying off employees, said Sarah Michalak, University librarian and associate provost for University libraries. UNC Libraries faced a 4.4 percent budget cut for the current academic year and is preparing for a 6 percent budget cut starting July 1 this year, Michalak said. This will cost the department 11 vacant positions and $1.7 million. Combined with a one-time cut of $1.2 million from this year, UNC Libraries could feel the effect of losing nearly $3 million. The cuts will only affect the facilities classified as UNC Libraries, which include Davis Library, Wilson Library, the Undergraduate Library and the law library, but excludes certain departmental libraries such as the Park Library at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Michalak said the cuts will affect several levels of services like computer maintenance, adding that the department might reduce the number of computers available to students and not replace them for four to five years. “For students, the computers will be getting older and might not work as well,” she said. The budget cuts will also likely stop the newly extended hours of Davis Library, Michalak said. The library will be forced to close earlier than 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, changing students’ study routines. “The good thing is you can move to the Undergraduate Library,” she said. Junior Nina Brashears said she would be one of those students. “If the hours the libraries were open changed, it could potentially affect me because I would have to rearrange my routine of my study,” she said. But the Undergraduate Library hours will not be affected because they are funded by the Student Library Advisory Board, said Pam Sessoms, undergraduate librarian. And while the libraries will be losing 11 vacant positions, departments will rework their internal operations to make sure the duties are equally distributed, Sessoms said. “All of those vacancies are a lot of work here, so the library is just trying to reassign work so that no one area is hit especially hard,” she said. Sessoms said management is working to minimize the impact of the cuts by moving more content online and providing smaller

See LibRaRy, page 6

basketball policy o≠ers fewer tickets to students
by LauRen RatcLiffe
Staff writer

Students crossing their fingers for basketball tickets are vying for fewer seats than last year. Citing chronically low student attendance, the athletic department has reduced the number of student tickets by 34 percent from last year. Though rate of attendance has been low for decades, athletic department officials said they decided to reduce the amount of student tickets after particularly poor attendance last year. The office distributes an average of 2,798 tickets per game this year. “What boggles our minds is that for the games that are in February, the number of individual students who signed up was 8,600 on aver-

age,” said Clint Gwaltney, associate athletic director. “We then send out the tickets, and the people that decide to come to the game averages 60 percent.” Gwaltney said there was a 37 percent return on last year’s average allotment of 4,200 tickets per game, adding that poor attendance has become more noticeable with a general admission system rather than assigned seating. The lost student tickets have been redirected to the general public. Gwaltney said the decision was not financially motivated, and the athletic department has not earned as much money as it expected from those additional ticket sales. “We made this decision last year before going into our budget and we budgeted for the potential to sell these tickets,” Gwaltney said.

“We did not sell as many as we hoped. We were trying to maximize capacity and trying to fill it up.” Carolina Athletic Association President Brandon Finch said in an e-mail that students have no one to blame but themselves. “Students can blame the ticket policy, the weather, the long trek to the Smith Center or the team’s less-than-stellar performance at times, but at the end of the day, it’s clear that students aren’t using their tickets, and that’s disturbing,” he said. Some students expressed frustration, saying they felt too few “winner” e-mails were sent out. “It seems to me that it’s been more difficult for people to get tickets than it even was two years

Student ticket use at men’s basketball in 2009-10 and 2010-11
The graph shows the number of tickets issued through the lottery and the number used for home games in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. Above each bar is the percentage of students that used tickets they received. Note: In 2009-10 students received one ticket.
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Hiram rhodes revels, raised in North carolina, is sworn in as Mississippi senator, becoming the first black person to serve in u.S. congress.

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93-year-old author Margaret wharton said her latest book, about her experience during world war ii, will be the last she writes.

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with a 64-57 loss to georgia tech, the women’s basketball team has dropped three straight games and fallen to fifth in the acc.

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Visit dailytarheel.com/multimedia to view the photos of the week. Old art tour: Take a free conversational tour about the ackland exhibition “The Oldest Paintings in america: utah’s Rock art Photographed by n Someone attempted to enter Chevrolet Tahoe at about 10:50 goodloe suttler.” a residence by pushing out the p.m. Wednesday at 400 Presque Time: 2 p.m. window between 9 a.m. Monday Isle Lane, according to Chapel Hill location: ackland art museum and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1510 police reports. Village Crossing Drive, according The person stole a GPS worth mysterious lodge chat: speed to Chapel Hill police reports. $250, an iPod worth $250, an iPod hallman will explain the mystery The person caused $100 in charger worth $15 and a bottle of surrounding hillsborough’s masonic damage to the screen window, Febreeze worth $6, reports state. Eagle lodge, followed by a question $200 in damage to the window, All items except for the bottle and answer session. and $250 in damage to two doors, of Febreeze were returned to the Time: 3 p.m. owner, who is a Duke student, location: Eagle lodge, 142 w. King reports state. reports state. st., hillsborough n Someone destroyed a cement The person caused $275 in damwall between 4 p.m. Tuesday and age to the vehicle, reports state. To make a calendar submission, 10:56 a.m. Wednesday at 109 E. e-mail calendar@dailytarheel.com. n Someone thought another perFranklin St., according to Chapel Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the son was at his apartment to “get Hill police reports. day before they take place. him” at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at submissions must be sent in by n Someone broke the passen1250 Ephesus Church Road, accordnoon the preceding publication date. ger side window of a black 2005 ing to Chapel Hill police reports.

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National College Advising receives $1.5 million grant
The National College Advising Corps, which partners UNC and 13 other colleges and universities, has received a $1.5 million Social Innovation Fund grant. The award, announced Wednesday, comes from New Profit, Inc. through the Pathways Fund and will place 50 additional recent college graduates from the programs’ partner institutions into underrepresented communities. Once placed, the advisers will help low-income high school students who are the first in their family to attend college to navigate the college selection and admissions processes. The advisers funded by the grant will work through existing programs in North Carolina, Missouri, Rhode Island, Illinois and California. Additional funds will create two new programs in California and New York City, communities identified as in need of advisers. The National College Advising Corps partners with UNC, Brown University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin and University of Virginia, among other institutions.

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Covenant scholars excelling County
increased retention and graduation
by AmEliA Nitz
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Seven years ago, the University established the Carolina Covenant program to overcome the weight college tuition can place on students beneath the poverty line. This week, the program that allows low-income students to graduate debt free exceeded expectations. University officials said they were floored this week when a performance report card for the Carolina Covenant program revealed stunning increases in retention and graduation rates. The report, which compared the entering classes from 2003 and 2005, found a 9.6 percentage point increase in four-year graduation rates, raising the rate to 66.3 percent. Meanwhile, the retention rate for covenant scholars jumped 4 percentage points, to 90.2 percent

The most drastic increase was the 27.2 percent point rise in graduation rates among male scholars compared to all male students. Male covenant scholars graduated at a rate of 67.2 percent, compared to 65.7 percent for female covenant scholars. There are 2,200 Carolina Covenant scholars at UNC, 558 of whom are freshmen. The scholarship is given to any eligible student whose family’s income falls at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Shirley Ort, director of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, said her office was excited by the results but unsure of their cause. “There is a theory that young men are very responsive if you pay attention to them,” Ort said. “We are wondering if the fact that we really watch the progress of students and intervene to provide assistance if needed makes a differ-

ence in this noteworthy finding.” Fred Clark, academic coordinator for Carolina Covenant, said he also thinks the attention given to students was a factor in the improvements. “We try to make it as personal as possible by talking with students and families every day to individualize each scholar’s experience,” Clark said. Clark added that the program is about more than just picking up a scholarship check, as it provides numerous social and academic opportunities, including dinners, movies, lectures and workshops. Freshman Gina Barbato said the covenant is one of the best things that happened to her and that having no financial worries with regard to her education is an invaluable asset. “If I always had to be worried about money and paying for school then it would definitely cut into my academics,” she said. Although the program cannot replace the student’s expected family contribution, students are

awarded a combination of grants, scholarships, and work-study assignments to meet their financial needs without incurring debt. To help Carolina Covenant scholars succeed, Ort said the program emphasizes removing financial stress, monitoring academic progress and getting students to engage with one another and the community. Ort said she doesn’t expect the program to be affected by the University’s budget cuts because their cut will not come from funds designated toward student aid. However, 59 percent of the Carolina Covenant financial aid comes from federal and state grants, which could be decreased, she said. “The worrisome part is what happens with federal and state grants,” Ort said, adding that she would seek out other sources of aid if those funds were cut. “Both are important foundations for the program.” Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

sales tax back on the table
Quarter-cent tax could ease cuts
by CHAd RoyAl
staff writer

Hot Google search words point to good investments
UNC finance professor Joey Engelberg has discovered stock ticker symbols that are popularly searched on Google can forecast an upcoming bump in the company’s share price. Search volume index could be a better predictor for near-term stock performance than traditional measures, which include news headlines and trading volumes. Current ways of measuring investor interest in a stock assume investors take note of heavily traded or reported on stocks, but that isn’t necessarily true. In reality, many factors can affect the stock market — and big moves on the part of individual actors can make bumps that few people notice. But by measuring the search popularity of stock ticker symbols, forecasters look at something investors are directly doing. Engelberg came up with the concept for his research after the scientific journal Nature published a report connecting Google search trends with flu outbreaks. This was Engelberg’s first research on the connec tion between Google search trends and stock performance. He has recently expanded his studies to include product names such as iPads or Xboxes.

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senior Chris Carter is a first-generation college student from elkin and the first UnC student to receive the Gates Cambridge scholarship. the merit-based award will allow him to complete a Phd of Political science with a focus on Latin america at the University of Cambridge.

Carter wins prestigious graduate scholarship
by lAuREN RAtCliffE
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and obviously since my parents hadn’t gone through that they couldn’t help me.” Darryl Gless, an English professor, said he feared failure as a first-generation student in 1964 at the University of Nebraska. His brother had recently flunked out of college, and he didn’t want to follow that path. First-generation students at the University face a lower graduation rate than students whose parents have college experience. Only 67 percent of first-generation students graduate in four years, compared with 78.6 percent for others. Within six years, 82.3 percent of first-generation students have graduated, compared with 90.1 percent for other students. Gless said first-generation students might feel pressured knowing that parent education level is a significant predictor of success. “A sense that maybe you can’t do it,” he said. “That kind of anxiety can be destructive.” Demetriou and Gless said first-generation students might not have built-in support networks for adjusting to college work. “I think the primary challenge is no automatic mentoring at home,” Gless said. Gless said he relied on teachers who pushed him, and said those teachers are one reason he won a Rhodes Scholarship in 1968. He said teachers often help first-generation students understand general college information. “You look to find what you don’t have in the family,” he said. “In my case it was teachers.” First-generation status is something Carter said he thought might hinder him. But he said it has pushed him to succeed. “It motivated me to work through things like my first bad grade,” he said. “My parents didn’t have this chance.” And, like Gless, Carter said a teacher took him under her wing. Growing up in Elkin, Carter said his parents and teachers pushed him toward success.

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Student leaders to meet in Elizabeth City this weekend
UNC-system student leaders will congregate this weekend to discuss how to effectively represent students’ opinions to the N.C. General Assembly and UNC-system Board of Governors. The UNC Association of Student Governments, composed of student representatives from the UNC system’s 17 institutions, will reopen discussion on two bills tabled at their January meeting. One of the tabled bills outlines the association’s priorities for the state legislature to address, and the other supports giving ASG President Atul Bhula a vote on the Board of Governors. The association will consider feedback from delegates and student body presidents to finalize its list of legislative priorities, said Deanna Santoro, associate vice president of ASG’s legislative and public affairs committee. “It’s obviously going to be extremely contentious,” she said. The priorities will serve as talking points representing students’ opinions, Bhula said. He said he thinks the bill will pass ASG’s general assembly, but that the state legislature will grant a student vote whether the association passes the bill or not. The N.C. Senate and House have already introduced bills that would provide the ASG’s student member of the Board of Governors with a vote.

Senior Chris Carter never had a choice. His mother said she began reading to him from the day he was born — by age 3, he was reading on his own. It was part of a plan: Get him to college. Carter fulfilled that goal, enrolling at UNC as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. And beginning next year, he’ll be going to graduate school as one of 30 U.S. Gates Cambridge scholars. This May, Carter will become the first in his family to graduate from college. His scholarship will allow him to pursue a fully-funded master’s degree in Latin American studies at Cambridge University. He said he never questioned his parents’ plan for his future. “From a young age, they ingrained it in me that ‘You are going to college. You are going to make a better life for yourself,’” Carter said. “They sort of had all their eggs in one basket with me because I was their only child.” When Carter enrolled at UNC in the fall of 2007, he joined about 750 other firstgeneration students. They make up about 20 percent of the student body, said Cynthia Demetriou, director for retention in the office of undergraduate education. She said added challenges when entering college can come from a non-college educated upbringing. “There is a lot of navigating the higher education policies that first-generation families may not be familiar with,” she said. Brittany Greene, treasurer of Carolina Firsts, a club for first-generation students, said not understanding the process of getting into and paying for college was a challenge. “A lot of first-generation students are from low-income families,” she said. “I didn’t understand how the whole FAFSA process worked,

Realizing the limited possibilities in the small western N.C. town, they wanted Carter to have broader horizons. “Maybe they realized that Elkin limited their world view, and that not having access to education limited their world view,” he added. He said he pushed himself academically, even though his school offered a limited number of Advanced Placement courses. “I was more fortunate to have really good teachers in high school who were willing to invest in me from the time I was a freshman,” he said. One of those teachers repeatedly told him she would make sure he won the MoreheadCain scholarship. “When I did,” Carter said, “she said ‘I told you so.’” Carter said he’s made the most of his opportunity at the University. He’s traveled abroad during two summers and developed an unexpected passion for Latin America, which he will continue to explore at Cambridge. He taught English in an indigenous Ecuadorian community one summer. “It was quite a shock,” Carter said. “The children don’t know the customs that the parents know, and those things were really quite sad for me, but also quite intriguing from an academic standpoint.” The passion he developed for indigenous movements in Latin America led him to apply for graduate programs at Cambridge. His mother, Debbie, said the scholarship’s timing is perfect because money is tight. “Right now it is a lifesaver because I lost my job in textiles,” she said. “I had to go back to school to get re-educated and my husband just had a heart attack. It’s a lifesaver financially.” Demetriou said Carter’s personal success will benefit all first-generation students. “He is a role model,” she said. Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

Orange County officials are considering re-introducing a sales tax increase previously rejected by voters to help alleviate the economic impact of state budget cuts. At Monday’s meeting, Orange County Commissioners discussed re-introducing a quarter-cent sales tax referendum in the next election. Commissioner Barry Jacobs said the revenue from the sales tax would likely go toward education and fostering economic development, which were slated to receive 42.5 percent of the tax revenue in November’s original ballot item. The sales tax increase, which was estimated to bring about $2.3 million annually to the county, failed by just more than 1,000 votes. Jacobs said the state budget includes about $3 million in cuts for the county, but the impact would be hard to determine at this point. “(The quarter-cent sales tax is) an alternative to higher property taxes,” Jacobs said. “We could absorb a large hit from the legislature.” Commissioner Chairwoman Bernadette Pelissier said proposals in the state legislature that would take money away from education. Gov. Bev Perdue’s state budget proposal lowers county school construction lottery funds from 40 percent to 10 percent of net revenues and shifts other educationrelated expenses to counties. Clarence Grier, the county’s financial services director, said Orange County will experience a loss in revenue without the sales tax increase, becoming even more reliant on property taxes for income. Grier said the county needs a way to offset this financial impact. “The tax would be used to supplement that loss,” he said. Jacobs said the last year’s political climate wasn’t good for proposing a tax, and the referendum could have been better explained. Last year’s ballot only said what the tax increase was, not what its revenue would have been used for. She said the sales tax could work this year because the county has more time to educate the public. Last year, the time between the board voting to put the tax on the referendum ballot and the public weighing in on the increase in elections was only about 90 days, Pelissier said. “There wasn’t enough time to get the word out,” she said. Commissioners will solicit public opinion on the tax increase and the uses for its revenue before any further action is taken, Pelissier said. “It’s very important to let them know what commitment they have made, and what it will be spent on,” she said. Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

About the tax
a quarter-cent sales tax on the ballot last year would have brought in an estimated $2.3 million annually. the tax failed in the november election. the county is considering proposing it again due to pressure from state budget cuts, to avoid raising property taxes. the county would have more time to inform voters.

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uNC to present ‘99 Ways to f@#K a Swan’
by JESSiCA bRoAdbENt
staff writer

Registration for enrichment classes for summer begins
Registration for Summer Youth Enrichment classes for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools begins Monday. Nearly 30 different sessions will be offered covering arts, culture, science, reading, writing, sports and fitness. The classes are usually halfday and run for one to two weeks between June 20 to July 29. Course fees range from $60 to $155 each. -From staff and wire reports

An ancient myth, Michelangelo and a giant disco ball. These all come together in this weekend’s production of “99 Ways to F@#K a Swan,” by UNC’s Professional Actor Training Program. The play, which explores human desire over several eras in human history, will be the first performance of the semester from the performing arts training program. Written by Kimberly Rosenstock, the play is based upon the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan. In the myth, Queen Leda is impregnated both by her husband

— the King of Sparta — and by Zeus, who came to her in the form of a swan. She lays two eggs, one from each man. “The story of Zeus coming to Leda and seducing her on the riverbank was so brief, it seemed ripe for exploration which excited me a lot,” Rosenstock said in an e-mail. Mike Donahue, director of the play, further described the contemporary adaptation. “It’s about love and who we are attracted to and desire,” he said. The play moves between various different historical periods, from Ancient Sparta to Renaissance Italy to modern day Manhattan. Graduate student Jim Kieffer,

an actor in the play, said with such a vast range of settings, the cast and crew aim to give a sense rather than a recreation of the period. Graduate student Kelsey Didion plays one of the modern characters, a professor in Manhattan named Fiona. Fiona’s students are asked to create a story based upon the myth. She then becomes wrapped up in her student’s story. Between the nine actors, an amalgamation of 23 characters are portrayed. Ray Dooley, a professor in the program, said that it is one of many organized by the department in order to network career-minded

professionals with playwrights. Donahue knew Rosenstock at the Yale School of Drama. When Dooley read the script, he saw that it had the perfect combination of male and female characters to fit the program’s cast of students. Both Didion and Kieffer are excited to be working in the space at the Kenan Theatre, even though it is smaller than where they rehearsed the performance. “It’s a very intimate space,” Didion said. “We could trip over the audience’s feet.” Rosenstock, who saw “99 Ways to F@#K a Swan” as the only possible title for her story, said she had to overcome her inhibitions about

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the vulgarity. “If you are offended by the title, chances are, you probably won’t appreciate the sense of humor in the play,” Rosenstock said in an e-mail. So far, the play has transcended its eccentric title. “The play has a big heart,” Donahue said. Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.

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by Evan G. Marlow
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The No. 13 North Carolina women’s basketball team is wondering what has gone wrong as they head toward the end of the season on a slide. Thursday night at woMEn’s baskEtball home, the Tar Heels Georgia tech 64 lost their third straight UNC 57 game, 64-57 to Georgia Tech. Regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s ACC finale against Duke, the Tar Heels now can finish no higher than fifth in the ACC standings. That means they will have to play on the first day of the conference tournament, which begins on Thursday. Senior guard Italee Lucas said she went into the game thinking it was a must-win and doesn’t know what has caused the three-game skid. “If we could figure it out, we probably would have won today,” Lucas said. Lucas and Chay Shegog led the Tar Heels with 13 points each but it wasn’t enough to win what was an extremely close game until the final minutes. The Tar Heels started the game strong, but Georgia Tech’s full court press and double-team pressure zone in the halfcourt gave UNC trouble from the start. The pressure also gave the Yellows Jackets in the game early.

Yellow Jackets caused 22 turnovers in the game, and UNC’s offense looked out of sync for most of the night. Yet despite UNC’s poor play, Georgia Tech only held a two-point lead with less than 10 minutes to go in the second half. That’s when Georgia Tech center Sasha Goodlett, who scored all 13 of her points in the second half, made a tough layup and drew a foul from UNC’s Jessica Breland. Goodlett then made the free throw and Georgia Tech never lost the lead the rest of the game. UNC kept it close toward the end but Goodlett’s big second half in the post and Alex Montgomery’s 22 points proved to be too much. “She started crashing the boards more and they started slipping her on screens,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “They got a lot of points off of offensive rebounds.” This marks the Tar Heels’ third straight loss not only on the season, but also to Georgia Tech. “When I took the job eight years ago I started thinking I want my program to look like North Carolina,” Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said. “To be able to not only compete with North Carolina but to have three wins in a row against them is something I’m very proud of.”

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Chay shegog muscles her way around Georgia tech’s Chelsea regins and into the paint in Carmichael arena on thursday night en route to tying the team-high 13 points. italee Lucas also had 13 points in the loss.

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When Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball team converted an inbound pass into an easy layup on Thursday, North Carolina point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid assumed her normal routine. But as the senior began her muscle-memory trip taking the ball up the court, she was met by a fullcourt press from a pair of Yellow Jackets with other plans for the Tar Heel possession. Georgia Tech’s double-team pressure stripped DeGraffenreid of the ball and immediately converted the steal into an easy jumper. The steal was quickly followed by 12 more, as an aggressive Yellow Jacket defense went on to smother UNC in the Tar Heels’ third loss in a row. “One of the things we do is we change defenses a lot,” Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said. “We press three different ways. But I have to credit my kids because night in and night out, we’ve played almost — what, I don’t know our record right now — 30 some games and our kids have pressed 40 minutes the entire season.” Turning to long passes and drives through pairs and even trios of Yellow Jacket defenders, North Carolina gave up 14 turnovers by the end of the first half. The second half only added to the pain, as Ga. Tech went on to score 18 points off UNC’s 22 giveaways. Struggles with overcoming the defense came as a surprise to the Tar Heels, who had no trouble escaping the Yellow Jackets’ pressure on the road at the beginning of ACC play. Although UNC went on to lose by one point at the hands of a late Yellow Jacket comeback then, the pressure was handled in a much

more effective manner. “What we did tonight, it worked against Georgia Tech,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “I thought we broke it pretty easily down there.” Desperate for quick escapes around a swarming zone defense, UNC attempted frantic assists as the back-and-forth game’s score remained tight. “We were trying to pick up the tempo,” Hatchell said. “But we didn’t have as much trouble against the press down there as we did tonight. I just thought we panicked a little bit, instead of being patient and getting the cutters coming through.” But the press wasn’t the only aspect of Georgia Tech’s defense that stifled North Carolina’s struggling offense. The changing nature of the Yellow Jackets’ pressure also stemmed confusion on the court for UNC. “We don’t know what’s going on,” junior Chay Shegog said. “A lot of our turnovers happened in the half-court too, so it wasn’t just the press that bothered us.” After turning to a full-court press of their own in the final minutes of play, the Tar Heels continued to fall victim to the Yellow Jackets’ aggression. With less than 30 seconds to go, Ga. Tech’s pressure was unfailing as the team sent two players towering over senior Italee Lucas’ attempts at saving grace, forcing UNC to a call a time out to escape. “It was difficult,” Lucas said. “They threw (the fullcourt press) at as last time we played at their place. Maybe they were a little more aggressive.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

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Tar Heel baseball one year wiser
by AAron tAube
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The North Carolina baseball team opened its season in California this past weekend a year older and charged with the increased responsibility of returning the program back to its previous level of success. After last year’s inexperienced squad missed the College World Series for the first time in four years, this year’s No. 21 Diamond Heels (4-0) think they have the maturity and the depth to make it back to Omaha, Neb. “We felt a little momentum coming into this season and motivation in the offseason to get back to Omaha,” junior catcher Jacob Stallings said. “We didn’t want to miss it again.” Last year’s squad featured 17 newcomers who improved as the season progressed, but missed the ACC Tournament for the first time since it switched to its current format in 2006 and lost to Oklahoma in the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament. Chief among UNC’s flaws a year ago was a young bullpen that at times lost its composure in

key spots, most notably a ninthinning meltdown that resulted in a Georgia Tech sweep. In four wins this past weekend, one against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton, four freshman relievers helped the bullpen post a sterling 1.17 ERA in 15 1/3 innings pitched. Leading the charge was senior righty Greg Holt, who earned wins against Cal Poly and CSF in striking out six batters in 4 2/3 innings of scoreless work. “It’s early, so the jury’s still out,” UNC coach Mike Fox said. “I thought last year we had a young bullpen, we had a thin bullpen. I think our bullpen’s deeper and if it’s deeper, it’s usually going to be fresher.” The bridge to the bullpen will rely heavily on the performance of junior Patrick Johnson, who will compete for the first starter slot after Matt Harvey was selected in the first round of the MLB draft by the New York Mets. Johnson was second among UNC starters with a 3.71 ERA last season, but the other two starters who will take the mound for UNC this weekend against Seton

Hall — Michael Morin and Chris Munnelly — both had ERAs above 5.00 a year ago. At the plate, the Tar Heels will be paced by junior shortstop Levi Michael, who moves from third base after leading the team with a 1.055 on-base-plus-slugging percentage last season. In the outfield, UNC will look to replace the defense of graduated center fielder Mike Cavasinni and production of talented freshman right fielder Brian Goodwin, suspended for this season for academic reasons before transferring to Miami Dade College. Senior Ben Bunting slides to center field, replaced in left by freshman Parks Jordan, a member of UNC’s sixth-ranked recruiting class that Johnson says will be pivotal to UNC extending its win streak. “We played a lot of young guys, but they’re mature for their age,” Johnson said. “Last weekend we stepped up getting big hits in big situations and made big pitches in big situations.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

The Tar Heels are now left scrambling for answers as to what has gone wrong. Despite the losing streak, Shegog knows this group has what it takes to make the necessary amendments before the postseason. “I’m more confident than I’ve been in the past because we don’t have a lot of underclassmen,” Shegog said. “The majority of the team has been through what we’re going through now so it’s nothing new for any of the players.” Hatchell had a possible solution for getting the team on track — getting Breland back to form. The senior forward had just four points Thursday night and Hatchell believes she is the key to the team’s success down the stretch. “We’ve got to get Jessica playing better,” Hatchell said. “She’s not playing very well, offense, defense, everything.” But Hatchell knows all is not lost and Breland and the rest of the team can get right in time for the postseason. “The last game is Sunday, then the ACC Tournament is like a new season.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

levi michael moves from his spot at third base last season to shortstop after leading the team in on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 2009.

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The DTH SportsFriday staff and one celebrity compete to pick the winners of the biggest ACC and national college basketball games each week.
if you’ve read this section any time during the past month or so, you can just skip this next paragraph about assistant sports editor aaron taube dominating the competition. though taube was outpaced last week by editor-in-chief sarah frier’s 6-2 record, frier’s .500 picking percentage still leaves her eight picks behind the north shore soothsayer. though frier picked up a game on taube, he still managed to increase his lead over second-place sports editor Jonathan Jones to seven due to Jones’ putrid 3-5 week. it was a down week for the pickers, with five panelists finishing at .500 or below. not a single one of them correctly predicted Virginia’s victory against rival Virginia tech.
Jonathan Jones 3-5 27-21 (.563) Unc duke florida state bc byU syracuse Villanova Kentucky

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senior writer louie horvath’s 2-6 record dropped the d.c. ambassador below .500, meaning a trained monkey that knew nothing about sports would likely outpick him if given the chance. dth sports is in search of funding for this project. between Jones and horvath is a four-way tie between the remaining pickers at 26-22, making this week a pivotal for middle-of-thepack positioning. this week’s guest is Joe ovies, who co-hosts the top-rated sports talk show in the triangle on 99.9 the fan weekdays at 3 p.m. ovies likes steve lavin’s st. John’s red storm to continue its surprising success this week at Villanova, saying “fueled by copious
Aaron Taube 5-3 34-14 (.708) Unc duke miami bc byU georgetown Villanova Kentucky Kelly Parsons 4-4 26-22 (.541) Unc duke florida state Virginia byU syracuse Villanova Kentucky

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radio talk extraordinaire Joe Ovies returns to picks of the week to provide his snark during basketball season. check him out on twitter @joeovies and his show on 99.9 fm the fan.

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With more teams using zone and becoming more physical in the paint, Kendall marshall’s passing lanes have been tougher to find. but dexter strickland is re-finding his form and penetrating to the basket where marshall’s passes can’t fit. i’m giving this one to the tar heels. edge: unC there’s something to say for n.c. state’s game plan of doubling John henson and tyler Zeller every time they touch the ball in the paint. maryland’s Jordan Williams is a much better player than any forward the Wolfpack put on the court on Wednesday. edge: maryland ladies and gentlemen, the Unc bench is finally hitting shots once again. leslie mcdonald knocked down a couple against n.c. state, but it’s not enough when the tar heels are using four players off the bench and they combine for 13 points. the terps should exploit that. edge: maryland i know i used this intangible last week, but it’s still just as important this week. north carolina hasn’t dropped a game at home in the past 366 days. the tar heels protect the home court very well no matter how poorly they may be shooting from the field on a given night. edge: unC

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amounts of hair gel, the red storm are dangerous.” ovies fears the wrath of all-world byU guard Jimmer fredette’s posse, picking the cougars to take down san diego state because “the Jimmer is like bieber, say something bad and his minions will come after you, so i’ll take byU.”
Brandon Moree 4-4 26-22 (.541) Sarah Frier 6-2 26-22 (.541) Unc duke florida state Virginia byU syracuse st. John’s Kentucky Joe Ovies 4-4 26-22 (.541) Unc duke florida state bc byU georgetown st. John’s Kentucky

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Last Week record to date maryland at Unc duke at Virginia tech miami at florida state boston college at Virginia byU at san diego state syracuse at georgetown st. John’s at Villanova florida at Kentucky

Louie Horvath 2-6 23-25 (.479) Unc duke florida state Virginia san diego state georgetown Villanova Kentucky

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Obama against gay marriage ban in NC
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Afternoon tea and crackers are just as much part of the routine for 93-year-old Margaret Wharton as scheduling book promotions and calling publishers. The British author has written five books about her life as the wife of an American soldier. In her latest book, “Seeing through Savernake,” Wharton tells about her adventures as a young woman before and during World War II. “This book is not just a personal history, but a reference to how people lived their lives in that period,” said Karen Izbinski, Wharton’s publisher. When the war broke out, Wharton was in her first year of teaching elementary-age children in the southern English town of Marlborough, in Wiltshire. She was involved in a government program that required teachers to evacuate children from the larger, more dangerous cities to less dangerous areas. “Young men were going where they had to go and we were going where we had to go,” she said. “It was a madhouse. Kids crying and mothers not wanting to part with them.” It was during these times that Wharton began writing about her experiences. “If you’ve seen or done something worthwhile, I think you have a right to write it,” she said. “It’s history.” Wharton believes she witnessed many worthwhile things, and the scenes have stayed vivid in her

Following the introduction of a bill in the N.C. General Assembly that would ban gay marriage in the state, many opponents of the legislation are relieved to hear they at least have President Barack Obama’s support. Republican senators in the state MaRgaRet whaRton, author legislature said earlier this week they want to add an amendment memory, she said. to the state constitution that would Wharton said she remembers ban recognition of gay marriage. standing outside of a miner’s cotBut Wednesday, Obama said he tage in a tiny Welsh town where believes it is unconstitutional to she had taken the evacuated chiltreat people differently, especially dren when the war was declared. in the case of marriage, based on Reaction from Republicans But the fighting didn’t start their sexual orientation. immediately. “Traditional marriage is a core And he directed the Justice “Here we were waiting for war Department to stop defending the value that has strengthened our and nothing happened,” she said. nation, and it is a value that is law in court. “If you’re expecting something protected by federal law,” said like that, you want it to happen. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., in a You can’t spend your life waiting Reaction from UnC statement. for it when you know it’s com“For the Carolina communi“By ordering the Attorney ing.” ty, it gives us a little bit of hope,” General to stop defending federal The happier times of war have said Billy Kluttz, the co-president law in court, the president is taking also stayed with Wharton. of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, another step towards politicizing She remembers getting to know Transgender, Straight Alliance at the Justice Department.” American soldiers when they first UNC-CH. “It is the president’s job to arrived in England during the sum“It cools us down a little bit defend the laws of the land or mer and fall of 1942. dth/ben berry af ter the G eneral A ssembly pursue legislation in Congress to “England is a town where people walk,” she said. “Very often all you Margaret Wharton, 93, recalls her experiences as a young woman before announcement and restores some change them,” Burr said. “The administration is charting do is walk and talk and that very and during World War II in her memoir, “Seeing through Savernake.” of our faith in Obama.” an irresponsible course with this often encourages a man to say ‘Will decision.” you marry me?’ and the girls say social worker. Several of her water- to get it into some of the local and Reaction from democrats color paintings hang in the Health Triangle area bookstores. yes, and there you are.” Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, Contact the State & National Wharton said she has no plans Wharton walked and talk- Center at Carolina Meadows where said she’s pleased with the presi- Editor at state@dailytarheel.com. for another book. ed with the American soldier she lives. The cover of Wharton’s new “I’m too old,” she said and she would eventually marry in Savernake Forest, the place that book is a painting of Savernake laughed. “I didn’t even expect to after former Speaker of Student write this last one.” inspired the title of her most Forest she did herself. Congress Deanna Santoro filed a froM page 1 “Seeing Through Savernake” recent publication. complaint against the board. Contact the City Editor lower than the (general) election, Writing is not Wharton’s only is currently only available on She claimed the board misinterat city@dailytarheel.com. but hopefully a good percentage of preted the Student Code by allowtalent, said Paul Joffrion, her Amazon.com, but Izbinski hopes students will come back out and ing Lee to campaign while serving ment overbooks the seats. you have no right to complain,” said vote and have a stake in next year’s as student body secretary. The comExcluding the Duke game, “the senior psychology and religious administration.” plaint resulted in an injunction to froM page 1 froM page 1 percentage of winner e-mails that studies major Lauren Breedlove. Voting began at midnight and delay the release of results. computer monitors that can con- ago when we had the same (two- showed up last year, just in ACC With only ticket lottery remain- will stop at 10 p.m. Results will be A dip in voting occurred around nect to laptops. ticket) system,” said Stephen Estes, games, ranged from a high of 62 ing, some seniors expressed worry announced in Carroll 111 at 10:30 4 p.m., when the Student Supreme percent for Virginia Tech and 60 that their perceived bad luck will p.m., said Andrew Phillips, chair- Court issued the injunction, before Michalak said she regretted the a senior political science major. inevitable decrease in services. But Gwaltney said the number percent for Georgia Tech to lows continue with the Duke game. man of the Board of Elections. The rising slightly later in the day. The “We want to give students and of tickets delivered actually exceeds of 18 percent for Florida State and “If I don’t get a Duke ticket, I’m general election was held Feb. 8, but complaint was dismissed Feb. 17 faculty members the best library the number of available student 24 percent for Miami,” Gwaltney going to be mad,” Breedlove said. due to a series of lawsuits, results when the court ruled Santoro did not assistance that we can, and when seats because they know a large said. Gwaltney stressed that the num- were announced nine days later at file the complaint within the 72-hour This year, attendance at ACC ber of tickets available to students an impromptu meeting in the Pit. budget cuts are made, we can’t take number of students won’t come. statute of limitations. The runoff was as many staff and we can’t be as fast “It’s gambling,” he said. “We games has so far ranged from 78 in the lottery for the Duke game The election results also brought announced later that evening. and so on,” she said. would prefer to send out the cor- percent for Virginia Tech to 58 per- has not changed and will be more with them a collection of creative Former candidate Rick Ingram “To us, that feels very bad.” than 5,000. rect number of e-mails to tickets.” cent for Wake Forest. write-in votes, including three for also went to trial the night before “If you’re going to complain Next year, CAA President-Elect candidate Brooklyn Stephens’ horse the general election. Cooper and But because an average of only Contact the University Editor about 60 percent of students actu- about the policy but aren’t going to Caitlin Goforth said she hopes to and a second-place tie between Lee said Ingram’s campaign vioat university@dailytarheel.com. ally attend the games, the depart- use the ticket or give it away, then increase student attendance and UNC basketball player Kendall lated election law in a “malicious increase the number of tickets Marshall and Larry Drew II. and harmful manner.” available. The board voted not to dis“It speaks to the need for someMark of the Covenant “I think the students’ dedication one like me who has been outside qualify Ingram due to a lack of eviCarolina Covenant scholars are this year has shown the ticketing of student government for a year,” dence. He appeared on the ballot graduating at a higher rate than in department that we are going to Cooper said. “People are ready to and received 18 percent of the vote, previous years. See pg. 3 for story. support our basketball team.” make fun of (student government) coming in third place. Ingram said he would not and make jokes, and that’s not the graduating with honor Contact the University Editor way it’s supposed to be at all.” endorse either runoff candidate. © 2009 The Mepham Group. All rights reserved. at university@dailytarheel.com. “I’m giving it a lot of thought The first delay of results came The recipient of a prestigious Level: 1 2 3 4 and I want to do what I think is scholarship is a first-generation right,” he said. “At this point, I’m college student. See pg. 3 for story. not being swayed either way.” Complete the grid Stephens received 14 percent of so each row, column baseball undefeated Using the ScanLife app and 3-by-3 box (in the vote and said she will also elect The young baseball team is tryfor you smartphone, bold borders) connot to endorse either candidate. ing to rebound from a disappointing tains every digit 1 “I believe students who voted for scan this code 2010 season. See pg. 5 for story. to 9. me should be able to make their and VOTE own decisions about who they’re Solution to from your mobile! a womack’s work to vote for,” she said. Thursday’s puzzle Two years ago, Jasmin Jones The chief justice of the student 1) Go to your smartphone’s defeated Thomas Edwards in a supreme court has had a busy elecapp store runoff election for student body tion season. 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The first summer cohort is being recruited for the Minor in Spanish for the Professions (medical track) in summer 2011.
Twenty students will be accepted into this separate summer program that will not be available to students who are participating in the Academic Year minor program in Spanish for the Professions. Students must complete all three core courses during the 2011 summer term: SPAN 265 (prerequisite SPAN 204), SPAN 321+293 and SPAN 335. SPAN 265, “Spanish for the Professions,” will be offered in first session, and SPAN 321, “Medical Spanish,” (with the accompanying service-learning course SPAN 293) and SPAN 335, “La comunidad hispana,” will be offered in second session. Students have the option of taking their allied course in first session. Students can get a pre-registration form from program director Darcy Lear at lear@email.unc.edu. Additional information is available at romlcourses.unc.edu/Spanish/professions.

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in family, Womack finds balance during election
Law student keeps job in perspective
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Read the breaking news report that compiles statements from involved parties and offers a photograph of the arrested man: http://bit. ly/fDbfF7 (via Fox News) See a brief overview of the situation of the arrested man and the chain of events: http://bit.ly/flhZDb (via The Star-Telegram) Watch footage to learn more about the arrest and read the accompanying article: http://fxn.ws/fNJVq4 (via Fox News) View the online video to learn more about the situation, including the background and the context: http://bit.ly/g0Npjt (via The Chicago Tribune) FORT WORTH, Texas (MCT) — A Lubbock, Texas, man who is a native of Saudi Arabia was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device, and his research of potential U.S. targets. Some of the targets included former President George W. Bush’s home in Dallas, at least 12 reservoir dams in Colorado and California and three American citizens who had previously served in the military and had been stationed for a time at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Authorities identified the suspect as Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a South Plains College student. South Plains College is in Levelland near Lubbock, Texas.

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The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was unsealed in the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Dallas Field Division. Aldawsari is expected to make his initial appearance at 9 a.m. CST Friday in federal court in Lubbock. Aldawsari was lawfully admitted into the United States in 2008 on a student visa. If convicted, Aldawsari faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. “South Plains College has been notified by the Dallas Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that one of our students has been detained,” said Dane Dewbre, the college’s associate dean of college relations.

Jessica Womack is expecting, but this time it’s not election lawsuit cases. Instead, the Student Supreme Court chief justice is expecting a baby boy to be born in May, who is expected to be delivered on the same day her stepdaughter, Grier, was born nine years ago. “I’m an average person — just a 20-something year-old going about her life looking for the next step,” Womack said. With a whirlwind of legal actions defining this year’s student body president election, Womack has been busy as chief justice. But it was her role of mother and wife, she said, that allowed her to keep everything in perspective. “I have food to eat, my family is safe and I’m in one of the best law schools in the country,” she said. Womack, who attended UNC for her undergraduate degree, met her husband one night when she was out in Raleigh looking for a good party with her college roommate and her friend. “No places were really good so we went over to Bogart’s. I was third wheeling it, so I decided to go listen to the band. My husband was the lead singer, and he said when he saw me in the crowd time stopped,” she said. “He sang a song to me, but I was seeing someone else so I didn’t end up getting coffee with him until nine months later when we broke up. After coffee, I knew I had just met my future husband.” Her husband is still lead singer of the band called “The Dickens.” Womack is now a law student who has a stepdaughter, two dogs, two cats and a stray dog with eight puppies in her house. “If anyone wants a puppy, I’m offering them either for free or a very low cost,” she said. Womack is currently taking bar classes at the UNC School of Law, but she is unsure of what career she would like to pursue in the future. “I’m not sure what kind of law I want to do,” she said, “I don’t want to do criminal law — it’s too heart-

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Jessica Womack, chief justice of the Student Supreme Court, dismissed former Speaker of Student Congress deanna Santoro’s lawsuit last week.
wrenching. But I might want to do corporate law.” Her most recent ruling as chief justice was the decision to dismiss former Speaker of Student Congress Deanna Santoro’s suit against Student Body President candidate Ian Lee. Santoro accused Lee of violating the Student Code by running for student body president while remaining student body secretary. Chairman of the Board of Elections, Andrew Phillips, said she has been fair and deliberate. “She’s always ready to give a wellthought out answer and has good attention to detail,” he said. Womack said the outcome would have been the same had the case been filed last year when Emma Hodson was chief justice. “I don’t think it would have changed because I think the goal of the decision making process is to be neutral and make decisions based on the law,” she said. “We had two cases that were eventually withdrawn by the plaintiffs, there’s not much to do with those. And the (Santoro) case was decided on the statute of limitations expiring, and that’s based on the interpretation of the Student Code that I had.” Santoro said she thinks the new chief justice has done well. “I mean, I think she’s done a good job. That’s all I feel comfortable saying,” she said. Womack said she is not sure what will happen when she takes her leave of absence next year to take care of her newborn. “I’d like to keep my position,” she said, “but I don’t know if I would be able to leave and come back.” Womack said while the election has been hectic and time consuming, she took it in stride. “It’s my job, so it is what it is. I’m not happy it’s over. A new case could be filed tomorrow and we would have to deal with it,” she said. Balancing her professional life and her family life has not been a problem, she said. “What is balance? It’s whatever’s not falling apart right that second. And it will change once there is a newborn in the house,” she said. “But life is what it is.” Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.edu.

Libyan dictator’s General Motors Suicide bombing forces attacking earns high profit in afghanistan
BEYIDA, Libya (MCT) — Forces loyal to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi unleashed tank, mortar and anti-aircraft fire on protesters Thursday in murderous assaults on three rebellious cities outside the capital, witnesses and news reports said. The onslaughts came as Gadhafi accused Osama bin Laden of instigating the nine-day rebellion seeking his overthrow, delivering a fresh diatribe over state-run television during which the Libyan leader admitted he was losing control of Zawiya, 30 miles west of Tripoli. “Zawiya is slipping from our hands because your sons are listening to bin Laden,” Gadhafi ranted, adding a bizarre and ironic taunt later in the speech that “a real man doesn’t use arms against innocent people.” DETROIT (MCT) — General Motors earned $4.7 billion in 2010 — its biggest net profit since 1999 — and promised hourly workers a record average of about $4,300 each in profitsharing as a result. In the fourth quarter, GM made $510 million, its slimmest profit this year, on revenue of $36.9 billion. That compares with a $3.5 billion loss a year earlier. The company had warned fourth-quarter profits would suffer from higher costs due to ramped-up engineering and the launches of the Chevrolet Cruze compact and Volt extendedrange electric car. GM’s quarterly results also suffered from a $700 million charge in the fourth quarter related to its purchase of $2.1 billion of Series A preferred stock from the U.S. Treasury. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (MCT) — An Afghan intelligence official was killed and about two dozen other people were injured in a suicide bombing near the Pakistani border Thursday in a confrontation authorities believe averted a potentially larger strike by the bomber and a companion. The blast occurred in the district of Spin Boldak in strategic Kandahar province. Afghanistan’s main intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security, said its officers encountered a car carrying the two bombers not far from the Pakistani frontier and became suspicious. A gunfight ensued, and one of the bombers was killed, but the other got out of the car, fell to the ground and played dead. When the intelligence officers approached him, he set off his explosives, killing one of them and injuring three others.

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New website pokes fun at parents’ texts
brothers’ website gains popularity
by viviana bonilla lopez
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Things parents text
dad: how does lady ga ga like her steak? me: idk..? dad: raw raw... raw raw raw me: What are you doing since mom: Canning green beans...
naked... :( none of us are home this weekend?

With 15 websites, millions of readers and a bedroom for an office, the Miltz brothers are not the average entrepreneurs. Together, Stephen Miltz, a 25-year-old 2009 UNC graduate, and Wayne Miltz, a 30-year-old self-taught web developer and graphic designer, launched crazythingsparentstext.com, a website that compiles funny texts from parents, in December 2010. The website receives 60,000 to 70,000 hits daily. The idea for crazythingsparentstext.com came after the brothers noticed their website fyouautocorrect.com was receiving many parent-related submissions, Wayne Miltz said. “We have crazy parents too,” Stephen Miltz said. “It’s something that everyone can relate to.” He said his mother often fails to use the space bar when texting and his father texts from the computer. “I think that my dad texting me at all is awkward,” Wayne Miltz said. The website had more than 7 million page views in the first two weeks of January, a month after its launch, according to a press release.

The two brothers also founded their company, Miltz Media, in 2007. “You go downtown for all the paperwork,” Stephen Miltz said. “It’s not that hard.” The company’s first website was for golf lovers — www.ncgolfers.com. Since then, the company has expanded and now includes 15 websites. “We are reaching close to 3 million people online,” Wayne Miltz said. He said their websites receive at least 400,000 to 500,000 page views daily. But the brothers still work from home and only have a few employees. “My mom does our taxes,” Stephen Miltz said. “Which is pretty nice.” iPhone applications for the websites are also available, he said. Wayne Miltz said they develop websites with college students in mind. “I know college students are definitely liking our sites,” he said. But some students at UNC are only now discovering crazythingsparentstext.com. “I have only been there like once because I was bored,” said UNC junior Sharon Berg . Others immediately liked it. “I think it’s really funny,” said

me: i’m fine i’m just hungover. mom: if you woke up this
morning feeling like P diddy. get tested. immediately.

me: Stacy is such a b---h. mom: i’m not going to tell you
to kill her with kindness. that’s no fun. kill her with excessive sarcasm. or avada kedavra.

UNC freshman Myeshia Bryant. Stephen Miltz, who was a varsity swimmer and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity while at UNC, said his favorite thing about his job is working from home and reading funny submissions every day. “There’s not that many jobs where you get to laugh,” he said. Contact the State & National Editor at state@dailytarheel.com.

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Wayne Miltz and his brother, Stephen, founded crazythingsparentstext.com in december 2010. it is the fifteenth website they have created through Miltz Media, a company the two brothers founded in 2007.

Volunteer discusses the Pauper showcases for charity struggle on the border
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by amelia Fisher
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For Danielle Alvarado, storytelling can bring much needed light to the issue of illegal immigration. Alvarado, a volunteer for No More Deaths, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate suffering by immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border, told several stories to a crowd of about 20 in the FedEx Global Education Center that sought to de-politicize illegal immigration. “Storytelling connects us and helps us know what is true and worth remembering,” Alvarado said. One of the stories Alvarado told was about a boy named Daniel, a 19-year-old suffering from extreme dehydration who collapsed after walking for days through the Arizona desert. He was reluctant to go to the hospital for fear of being deported, but after he collapsed Alvarado’s group decided his life was in danger. They put him in an ambulance, but U.S. Border Control agents intercepted it on the way to the hospital and threw him back into the middle of the desert. Alvarado also told a story of a 14-year-old girl, Josseline, immigrating from El Salvador. She was traveling with her younger brother in a group hoping to finally be reunited with her mother. The siblings made it through Mexico to Arizona, but then Josseline

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danielle alvarado speaks about no More deaths, a nonprofit organization that aims to end death and suffering on the u.S./Mexico border.
started to slow down. Josseline told her brother to go with the group as she was left behind. She spent two weeks wandering in the desert alone. Volunteers from No More Deaths found her nine days after she died alone. Alvarado steered the discussion away from politics, but she said the U.S. Border Control was “lazy and had blatant disregard for human life.” Some volunteers have even been charged with felonies for helping undocumented immigrants, she said. She added that volunteering offers great rewards. “You meet people you know would have died if you didn’t meet them.” Susan Page, a women’s studies lecturer who introduced Alvarado, pointed out that illegal immigration has special relevance to North Carolina, as the state has the fastest growing Latino population in the nation. Theresa Flores, a sophomore, said the issue ties to her personally. “Immigration is an ongoing issue,” she said. “Despite all the heartbreak, there is still a reason to keep going. We can’t save everyone, but the one person we can help makes a difference. Danielle is inspiring.” Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

Pauper Players is returning to the Union Cabaret once more — but this time for charity. This will be Paupers’ first Winter Benefit Cabaret, an idea that came to them from a small-scale fundraiser a few Pauper members held last year at Jack Sprat Cafe. “The Cabaret actually works well for this event because it has the close environment that this show calls for,” said Ben Boecker, the organizer of the event. Pauper had already reserved the space for a winter show but opted out of that and decided to do the fund raiser instead, Boecker said. All proceeds from ticket sales — $3 for everyone, including performers who want to join the audience to watch the rest of the show — are being donated to the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment. The charity is named for Graham Johnson, a young boy from Winston-Salem who died at the age of 15. The main purpose of

the charity is to foster the performing arts in the Wake Forest community. “We just wanted to start this initiative, and hopefully tradition, of giving back,” said senior Olivia Myrick, executive publicity director for Pauper. Myrick, along with UNC graduate Nick Culp, will perform “The Temp and the Receptionist,” a cabaret classic by Kooman and Dimond. The show will be more low-key and relaxed, with only a few microphones, a piano and a drum set, Myrick said. “It’s also a great way to show that the only stars of Pauper aren’t the lead roles, but everyone involved,” said Josh Peterson, a junior and performer in the show. Peterson will be performing the song “Twenty-Something” with a group of other students. With little turn-around since “Broadway Melodies” and rehearsal starting for “All Shook Up,” performers have had little time to get together a performance. Some of the performers, howev-

er, will participate in multiple acts. Culp is singing “And They’re Off,” from the musical “A New Brain,” with a group of students. He is also singing a solo, “Touch Me” from the musical “Spring Awakening,” in addition to his duet with Myrick. While this is just another performance for most, it is the first chance for some to showcase their talents. “This is my fifth year in Pauper and the first time I’ve ever set foot on a Pauper stage,” said senior Elissa Rumer, executive business director for Pauper who is performing with the group signing “And They’re Off.” The Winter Benefit Cabaret will feature 40 performers singing about 20 different songs from cabaret and Broadway fame. “It’s basically an awesome collaboration of anyone who is remotely affiliated with Pauper music-wise, dance-wise and performance-wise,” Myrick said. Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.

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Capital update: shutdown looms
t’s unlikely that a temporary federal government shutdown would do too much damage to UNC or North Carolina — but here in D.C., it’s another story. It could be a painful experience for the city, and it’s not that improbable. The intern crowd should survive OK, though. Yesterday our class made it into Congress and spent the afternoon with a veteran finance staffer. The day was a break from the mundane, starting off rather jolly as we took photos from the balcony overlooking the Mall. And it all got rather sobering as he spoke about the current budget situation. In case you’ve missed it: If there’s no budget compromise before March 4, then all nonessential parts of the federal government will be forced to stop operating, lacking appropriated funding from Congress. When I first heard that, I couldn’t quite banish visions of D.C. grinding to a halt, devoid of everyone from law enforcement to librarians, even though I knew it was wrong. A shutdown doesn’t affect essential services, thank God, but all non-essential services cease, as there’s no money to pay for them and workers aren’t allowed to “volunteer.” The last time this happened, that meant a lot of federal workers at home without pay — for weeks. And with more than 300,000 federal employees in the D.C. area, that’s a lot of people short of money and spending less in the local economy. Okay, it may not mean too much for the intern: no wages isn’t necessarily too different from the norm (for the unpaid intern at least). And closed offices would mean a day off to sleep in (or even sunbathe, if last week’s dream weather comes back). “Maybe they’ll let us run the department,” mused one housemate who works in the executive branch. “I heard Monica Lewinsky had her start in the White House during the 1995 shutdown… ” she trails off. Another: “I’m personally excited by some time off — is that selfish?” But interns aside, it’s obvious that people in this city generally aren’t too thrilled about it. Our host for the day, a senior Democratic staffer, was pessimistic about a compromise by next Friday’s deadline. On the one hand, the gulf between the Republicancontrolled House and Obama’s White House is massive: Obama has said he would veto a bill with the same level of cuts that the House passed last week, while Boehner upped the stakes with his “read my lips” line about the pledge to cut taxes. On the other hand, Senate rules mean that one stubborn Senator could delay a last-minute compromise for days and force a shutdown — or at least that’s how I understood it, after a rather confusing explanation of procedure in the Senate. And even though our host staffer tells his grown-up children who work in government that everything will be okay, he’s definitely worrying already. If you can drag yourself away from UNC student politics, this could be an interesting few weeks to watch in Washington, D.C.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Vote Lee for a candidate who is truly results driven
TO THE EDITOR: In the midst of this absurd election season, let’s not forget that choosing our next student body president is an important task. UNC’s student body president plays an important role as a student advocate in making major decisions with the Board of Trustees. They are involved in discussions on tuition, fees, enrollment and major construction projects on campus. We need a knowledgeable representative who can clearly voice a student perspective on University decisions that impact our experience. Ian Lee is the best candidate to fulfill this important role. He has the leadership skills and the experience necessary to represent student interests. He has remained faithful to his position as our student body secretary, a role that has given him the opportunity to advocate for students while learning the intricacies of administrative policy. He has presented us with a plan for next year that will add to our daily experience through services like meal plan flexibility and expanded student parking options. His stance on academic policy, tuition and fees is innovative but realistic, and demonstrates that he understands the challenges facing our University but will not be intimidated out of advocating for what is best for present and future Tar Heels. So, make your voice heard. Vote for the candidate that is student focused and results driven. Vote for Ian Lee today. Emma Swift Junior Psychology

Kvetching board™
kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain CUAB, we finally give you permission to stop trying. to the girl in lenoir that referred to the Beatles song “hello, Goodbye” as “that song that was made for target commercials”: drop dead. to the random girls belting out Christina Aguilera ballads in our driveway at 11 p.m.: Friendly lane is not a rehearsal space for he’s not rejects. dear roommate: i can hear you and your boyfriend even when my headphones are in. And i sure as hell can see you. Just stop! was that guy walking an aardvark? to the loreleis — starting off dance marathon by singing “misery” and “impossible” was just plain mean. Cut the dancers a break! Blackboard, you will be missed; your class roster feature has assisted me in performing countless Facebook stalks over the years. the only thing we learned from n.C. state’s fake dth is how awful their real paper is. to the frat boy from my learning class who asked if cocaine can sober you up: is it last year already? dear no_reply@unc.edu: You can’t just break up with Blackboard because sakai promises “greater flexibility and control, an expanded tool set, and long term sustainability.” that just makes you a slut. to the assholes throwing water balloons from the top of Avery on a cold night: is there not any other way you could get a girl’s attention? last year, i led the ACC with two kvetches per week. now, i haven’t had a kvetch in weeks. i’m transferring! to the guy sitting in front of me in class: i know you think our class assumed it was porn when the sound of a girl screaming came from your computer. i also know it was actually a Justin Bieber video. to my poli sci professor who raves about being such a hardcore liberal, you spelled Barack obama’s name wrong in all of our lecture notes. ”Barak” would be disappointed. dear rick: Just because you lost, doesn’t mean you should spend all your time now complaining about student organizations via twitter. #getalife i have a problem with the fact that the only attention i get from men at this school is from construction workers who think i don’t understand what they say about me. to the drunk girl climbing into the fire truck after the alarm was pulled at the frat party: no, that isn’t your ride home. Facebook statuses of many other seniors make me feel slightly better knowing that, unfortunately, i am not the only senior who hasn’t received basketball tickets. Send your one-to-two sentence entries to opinion@dailytarheel. com, subject line ‘kvetch.’

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Nursing’s painful cuts
he School of Nursing’s decision to slash 25 percent of next year’s undergraduate nursing enrollment is a painful lesson for UNC on distributing campuswide budget cuts. When UNC distributes cuts, it should avoid distributing them to departments or schools with high demand for graduates and no other place to cut but enrollment. As the state faces a nursing shortage, UNC should take seriously its responsibility to churn out well-prepared graduates that can contribute. According to Kristen Swanson, dean of the School of Nursing, the school has already made taken drastic measures due to nearly 10 percent budget cuts in the last two years. Swanson stands by the fact

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Amid high demand for nurses, the School of Nursing should not have had to face enrollment cuts.
that the reduction in enrollment was only motivated by the budget cuts. The School of Nursing has done everything it can to avoid cutting enrollment and faculty. Swanson said that the school has taken measures such as delaying to replace outdated computers and decreasing supplies. The school’s savings have already been depleted, so there are no other ways to trim the budget . In Januar y, Chancellor Holden Thorp authorized 5 percent campus-wide cuts which led to the School of Nursing’s decision. There was no choice but to cut enrollment, much to the dismay of aspiring UNC nursing majors. But this reduction affects far more than just students. There will be a sizeable deficit in nurses once the current ones retire, leaving graduates from programs like UNC’s School of Nursing to fill in the gap. The fact that campus-wide cuts have hit the nursing program so severely speaks volumes for how different campus programs absorb the cuts. Not every campus entity is equally affected by across-the-board cuts. There should be more concern at UNC for which programs take the biggest hits from budget cuts. From now on, UNC should make sure programs like the School of Nursing, which so directly carry out the University’s mission, are protected from these as much as possible. Both North Carolina’s hospitals and the School of Nursing have lost because of the recent budget cuts, but this doesn’t have to be the case in the future.

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Orange County should not raise property taxes
Discussion for the 2011-12 fiscal year budget commenced Tuesday night, the first in a series of meetings designed to alleviate the current strains placed on the county as a result of a state budget deficit that could be as high as $3.7 billion. Fortunately, Orange County has not projected any layoffs or major cuts. Yet state level funding cuts are likely to trickle down to the county level. How our County Commissioners intend to deal with the possibility of these cuts to the county budget is where the real debate lies. Indeed, times are tough across the board right now, and our county leaders need to be cognizant of where we have room to raise revenues and where we do not. An increase in county property tax should be taken off the table. Raising this already high tax will hurt many community members. Options didn’t have to be quite this limited. In November, a .25 percent sales tax increase was repudiated by voters, which has made the current budgeting process all the more problematic. In the absence of this revenue, it has become more difficult for Orange County to make ends meet. Commissioners have discussed re-proposing the .25 percent sales tax increase, and perhaps that’s where the remedy for Orange County’s budget woes lies. We know it was defeated in rural areas last time, so a better education effort in those regions could turn the tide. This appears to be a better alternative to an already oppressive property tax.

cooper has the passion and drive to lead students
TO THE EDITOR: Passion. A passion for taking things and making them better. A passion for serving the community and those around her. A passion and insatiable taste for leaving an impact wherever she treads whether it be on a crew boat, a community garden, environmental affairs at UNC or in the dorm rooms of her friends. Both Mary Cooper and Ian Lee have a lot to offer our University, but it is Mary’s passion and absolute commitment to excellence that distinguishes her as the best choice in this election. This campaign season has been unbearable at best, yet we must not discount the importance and privilege we have to vote for who represents us. Regardless of who you prefer, please make sure to vote today at my.unc.edu. At a time where we are facing tough decisions, we need someone who is not only bright, but charismatic and likable. Mary is that someone. Mary is someone that you can’t be around for more than a minute and not start smiling. She has the uncanny ability to make everyone around her better and will undoubtedly make this University a better place if we give her the chance to serve as our next student body president. Vote today for Mary Cooper for her passion, her ideas, her intelligence, her drive, and the team around her. Joshua Ford Junior International Studies

range County commissioners are in a bind regarding the county budget status. Looming budget cuts at the state level are likely to have adverse effects at the county level. Raising property taxes as a means to close the present budget gap should be regarded as a last resort. That commissioners specifically expressed reticence to do so at their most recent meeting is a positive sign of the right priorities. If revenue must be raised, the county should consider revisiting a sales tax increase. Data from the N.C. Department of Revenue ranks Orange County property taxes as sixth highest in the state. There are 100 counties in all. Clearly, they should not be raised any higher.

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Student efforts to ban Chick-fil-A’s offer us a lesson
a right to hold and express those views. Students and others who disagree with Chick-fil-A have an equal right to do so and should pursue their desire to protest and argue with as much vim and vigor as they can muster. And students have every right to not give Chick-fil-A their business and to convince others to follow suit. What they should not do, however, is try to silence their opponent. Students who disagree with the political goals of the Chickfil-A company would do well to embrace the sentiment of Terri Phoenix, director of the UNC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center. Phoenix’s understanding of Chick-fil-A’s rights as a company is precisely what people should aim for. Banning businesses that disagree with one ideological aim is hardly a progressive stance to take. At a university that prides itself on openness of ideas such a policy would be inappropriate. Moreover, public universities for decades tolerated an institution that practiced actual discrimination against gays: ROTC. Tacitly accepting a publicly funded organization to have certain views but preventing a privately funded one from having views of its own is incongruous and unfair. Feel free to disagree with Chick-fil-A and deny ours your dollars. Just don’t try to ban it from campus.

Monday:
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ecent attempts by students at universities throughout the nation to ban Chick-fil-A restaurants from campuses squelch actual discussion and hinder First Amendment rights. It offers a valuable lesson to our own campus activists about the value of picking your battles carefully. Those who started the petitions equate the company’s support of anti-gay organizations with hate speech that negates the restaurant’s right to operate on campus. Yet Chick-fil-A is hardly practicing overt discrimination by supporting non-profits whose goals it identifies with. Chick-fil-A is a private business operated and owned by private individuals. It has

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