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Volume 119, Issue 137
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
New owners coming to He’s Not
the bar is set to close on a deal to change owners, but not character.
By Jeanna Smialek
After just weeks on the market, He’s Not Here, Chapel Hill’s iconic beer garden, could soon have new ownership.
David Kitzmiller, the bar’s owner, came out of retirement in Nova Scotia more than a year ago to revamp the struggling bar’s image — but once sales improved, he decided to place the local staple on the market to return home to his wife. Kitzmiller contracted Neal DePersia’s firm, National Restaurant Properties, to list and market He’s Not. Though he could not disclose
names, DePersia said Kitzmiller is expected to accept a bid from a UNC alum who played football at the University during the 1980s and his long-time friend. He said both men have established careers in other businesses. Though the second business partner did not attend UNC, Fleming Fuller, the bar’s manager, said the man’s wife did. Fuller said he believes the couple actu-
ally met at He’s Not. DePersia said though an initial early-January ad for He’s Not was only up on Craigslist for 36 hours, news of the sale leaked to Twitter and Facebook. He said news of the sale went viral, and many He’s Not fans looked into purchasing the bar. “I would conservatively say between 200 and 250 people,” DePersia said. DePersia later placed a
BizQuest.com ad, which does not list the bar by name but says that the “Chapel Hill beer garden” is on sale for a $165,000 asking price. The ad also lists the bar’s gross revenues as $400,000. DePersia said the potential owners do not plan to change He’s Not, which is known for it’s dive bar atmosphere and its Blue Cup. He said that when the bar’s
ownership changes — the target day for transfer is Feb. 1 — customers won’t be able to tell. “They don’t want to miss a day of business,” DePersia said. He said that though the partners will make some small improvements, they will implement those gradually after the transition. Fuller said the minor changes
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SBP candidates will be able to collect names electronically.
By Emily Overcarsh
ONLINE SIGNATURES CHANGE STRATEGY
collecting online signatures — a method upheld by the Board of Elections — this year is the first in which it is explicitly allowed and all candidates are expected to participate. “I think the moment election season starts, students will have links in their inboxes,” said Lee, who is now a member of The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board. “It’s a good thing for the University and the community to move in this direction,” he said. “It will be a big help to future campaigns.” Online signatures will include an Onyen sign-in and password. Candidates need 1,250 signatures to be placed on the ballot, and each student can only sign one petition. Former candidates said online signatures have the potential to change the way future candidates campaign but won’t replace paper petitions. Before the online option was implemented, gathering the required number of signatures to get a candidate’s name on the ballot often became a “who has the largest campaign” contest, former Student Body President Hogan Medlin said in an email. But last year, candidate Rick Ingram collected 2,945 signatures, 1,368 more than any other candidate, but still finished third in the general election. Ingram declined to comment for this article.
A drama-free election this time around?
After a venomous SBP cAndidAteS meeting Time: 7 p.m. tonight race last year, some location: Gardner 105 students seek calm.
By Chelsea Bailey
Students will have a new way to support candidates for student body president this year — and it could work to upend the traditional campaign model. Beginning tonight, along with the familiar strategy of having armies of volunteers collect signatures in the Pit, candidates will also be able to gather online signatures. Though candidate Ian Lee broke with tradition last year by
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The student body election season kicks off today and members of student government have their fingers crossed, hoping for a drama-free race for student body president. But the memory of last year’s campaign, which was defined by verbal spars and lawsuits, remains fresh in the minds of
many students. Sophomore Nikki Eskenasi said she was shocked by the parallels between the negativity of last year’s candidates and national politics. “We all know this happens on a national scale, but it kind of makes you think if it’s happening at this level, politics is kind of hopeless,” she said.
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Yates investigation stalled until end of January
An advisory committee will seek additional funds from the town.
By Sarah Mansur
Residents who have called for an independent investigation into the November police raid of an “Occupy Everywhere” protest must wait at least a week to learn if their request will be funded.
After nearly three hours of discussion, the Chapel Hill Town Council voted Monday night to refer the petition for funds to town staff before it continues to debate the request Jan. 30. The request came after Town Manager Roger Stancil supported police actions in a Jan. 6 review of the raid. Residents have said the town’s review did not thoroughly investigate the police’s actions, and some disagreed with Stancil’s
assertion that protestors — some of who police said were known anarchists — might have been dangerous. After protests following the report’s release, the council asked Community Policing Advisory Committee to review the report. The group looked into it and recommended hiring an independent investigator to provide an unbiased report. According to its report to the council, the advisory committee believes an independent inves-
tigation could answer questions that went unaddressed in the original investigation, which was conducted internally and relied on town officials. But to conduct the external review, the committee asked the council for funds to hire the third party investigator. “The community expects us to make a fair review involving the facts involving the Yates incident,” said Ron Bogle, chairman of the committee. Bogle said the committee was
“It was like a report by the foxes about the conditions in the henhouse.”
Chapel hill resident
created to develop policies that reflect community expectation, but it will need more resources to do its job effectively. But the council decided to have Chapel Hill Chief of Police Chris Blue and Stancil review the questions before the council
revisits hiring an investigator. Council member Matt Czajkowski said the council’s stance on the independent review has changed now that there is a cost attached to the proposal.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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NN Health recently reported the stories of Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon who has seen his fair share of boob jobs. Youn explained that, due to the traumatic effect of surgery on blood vessels, blood flow to body parts being worked on is often restricted. Because smoking often increases the restriction of blood vessels, trauma from surgery can cause old blood to pool, and the body part to turn black and eventually fall off. This is more common with smaller body parts that use fewer and smaller blood vessels… like nipples. Now you know. Save the nipples.
NoteD. The next time you feel like slapping someone’s butt in Florida, be aware: You may get stabbed with a screwdriver. That’s what almost happened to one man after he slapped the rear end of Mary Ingram after she bent over while “joking around.” QUoteD. “It’s amazing how far the left will go just to stoop to manipulate your kids to convince them give them the anti-corporate message.” — Dan Gainor, of the Media Research Center. He was speaking on Fox News about how the Muppets are communist.
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Someone vandalized a trash bin at 105 Red Bud Lane between 10 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person spray painted a trash bin overnight, reports state. Damage to the trash bin was valued at $50, according to police reports. Someone broke and entered a residence at 219 Columbia Place West between 6 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person forced a rear sliding glass door open and stole two laptops, an iPad and a desktop computer, reports state. Stolen items were valued at $5,800, according to police reports. Someone unscrewed and stole a sign from its post near Coolidge and Dawes streets at about 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The sign was valued at $200, reports state. Someone broke and entered a business at 102 W. Franklin St. between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person entered the unsecured Ben & Jerry’s building and stole money. Stolen items were valued at $234, reports state. Someone stole a jacket at a multi-family residence at 216 E. Rosemary St. between 12 a.m. and 2:42 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The stolen jacket and wallet were valued at $60, police reports state. Carrboro police responded to complaints of loud music at Abbey Court Apartments at 501 Jones Ferry Rd. at about 12:37 a.m. Friday, according to reports. Police told the lease holder to turn down the music, reports state.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
PlayMakers’ UNC home allows for big shows
The company relies on ticket sales for only 30 percent of revenue.
By Katelyn Trela
Once abundant, resident theater companies have become a rarity. Joe Haj, producing artistic director for PlayMakers Repertory Company, said he can count the number of companies with a staff of actors in house on one hand. Since his arrival in 2006, Haj has been working to restore PlayMakers to its repertory theater roots, which he said is greatly enhanced by the presence of resident actors. With the upcoming production of “Henry IV” and “Henry
V,” PlayMakers is continuing its reputation as one of the country’s top epic storytellers. Hannah Grannemann, PlayMakers’ managing director, said the University’s partial funding is a large factor in the company’s financial ability to put on such productions. PlayMakers receives about $700,000 in University support annually. It accounts for 28 percent of their $2.5 million annual budget. “These plays are expensive, even for us, but would be impossible unless you’re at the biggest theaters in the country,” Grannemann said. “There, the revenue side has to be so high to be able to justify it.” “The Making of a King” repertory — which opens Jan. 28 and runs until Mar. 4 — is projected to bring in $210,000 from combined subscription and single
ticket sales, Grannemann said. She estimated that other main-stage productions bring in about $100,000 each. PlayMakers’ two-part performances have garnered audiences of about 14,500 each year. November 2009’s “Nicholas Nickleby” sold 14,402 tickets and brought in $206,240, while last spring’s “Angels in America” sold 14,547 tickets and brought in $220,042. Jeff Cornell, a long-time member of the company and cast member for both “Henry” plays, said the audience response to PlayMakers’ epic productions has challenged the cultural perception that shorter is better. “There’s something about going in the other direction and expanding concentration over a lengthy story,” he said. Seven hours of theater sounds daunting, but Grannemann said
ticket buyers have responded positively. “We see a counter-cultural trend for these types of work we put on,” she said. “It’s a real testament to our audience.” Ray Dooley, also a company and cast member, said the viewers revel in the rare challenge of joining an extended event. “The audience understands that they’re being asked to join an epic journey,” he said. Haj, who programs the seasons, said the planning begins early. The plays are chosen based on the mood the company, the actors or the nation is in, he said. In December 2010, months before announcing the finalized 2011-12 season, Haj worked on adapting Shakespeare’s scripts to fit the repertory theme of exploring the cost of war. Designing begins by story-
board soon after and continues to progress through the rehearsing, staging and technical processes. But none of the performances are a guaranteed success. McKay Coble, a costume designer for PlayMakers, said the epics especially are an opportunity to grow as a company. “It’s looking around the room and saying, ‘I wonder if we can do this,’” she said. Dooley said that challenge is what theater actors thrive on. “At least once a year, a theater ought to program a production where they have no idea how they’re actually going to do it when the time comes,” he said He points to the people making up the company as the reason for the repertory’s successes. “This is a company that is committed to the very last person, to making a success of this and making something excellent,”
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s ability to produce repertory epics is due in part to funding from the University.
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Dooley said. “Everyone comes in every day with that attitude.” Contact the Arts Editor at email@example.com.
Chemistry professor given outstanding service award
Joseph Templeton was recently given the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award for outstanding service to the University and association. Templeton, a chemistry professor, was appointed by Chancellor Holden Thorp in 2009 to lead Carolina Counts, an initiative that has saved the University $50 million through finding and eliminating unnecessary administrative cost. He was also the chairman of the Faculty Council from 2006 to 2009. Templeton is best known for his efforts to streamline operations at the University.
courtEsy of Laura guaLdoni Business student Matthew Neal, 29, second from left, died in his home Friday.
School board invites parents to fill out survey
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is inviting parents to help form the vision for a new strategic plan by asking them to share their thoughts in an online survey. The survey focuses on teacher development, student expectations and engagement, and technology in the classroom, among other topics. The district will post the results online in March, according to a press release. The survey will be available until midnight Jan. 31. It is available at http://bit.ly/zRZq9w.
Ph.D. student found dead
Matthew Neal, 29, a Kenan-Flagler student, was found in his home Friday.
By Josie Hollingsworth
dth/bj dworak Members of the cast of “Broadway Melodies,” a Pauper Players production, rehearse for “Kardashians Take Broadway” in the Union.
Orange County will sponsor agricultural summit Feb. 13
Orange County will sponsor an Agricultural Summit to address topics important to county residents such as geography, economic trends and regulations on farms on Feb. 13. The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Big Barn Convention Center at 388 Ja-Max Drive in Hillsborough and cost is $10 a person, which includes lunch. “It is critical for all of us in Orange County to understand the values and concerns of the farmers themselves…,” said Bernadette Pelissier, chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, in a press release. Speakers include N.C. 4th District U.S. Congressman David Price and experts in farm diversification, soil and water. Tours of the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center and Walters Unlimited@ Carls-Beth Farm in Efland will be given in the afternoon. Jack Tapp of Busy Bee Apiaries will also speak about his fruit flavored creamed honey business. - From staff and wire reports
Pauper Players stage student-written musicals
By Kathryn Muller
Time: Friday to Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Location: Hanes Art Center auditorium Tickets: $5 to $7 for students and $10 to $12 for general public
Pokemon, the Kardashians and the work of James Cameron will take the stage this weekend. These fixtures of popular culture are the subjects for Pauper Players’ annual production of “Broadway Melodies.” The show consists of three short student-written musicals — “Kardashians: The Musical,” “Avatartanic” and “Pokemon: The Musical.” The group, which has historically performed in the Union Cabaret, was forced to relocate due to Union renovations. Pauper’s last show in the Cabaret was last year’s “Broadway Melodies,” which highlighted “Glee,” “Mean Girls” and the work of Quentin Tarantino. This fall, the group performed “Guys and Dolls” at the Carrboro ArtsCenter. The weekend performances of the show were nearly sold out. “Broadway Melodies 2012” will return the group to campus, where it will perform in the Hanes Art Center. Ben Boecker, executive production director for Pauper, said performing in the new space will take some getting used to for the cast and crew. “It will be a pretty big transition for us,” he said.
“It takes a very creative person to come up with the right idea and write a script from scratch, but it also takes a lot of collaboration.”
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Boecker said the group had to reorient the show for an auditorium that has viewing from all sides, but the space also has advantages. “It has a large capacity for seating,” he said. Alex Herzing, a choreographer and actor in the show, said Pauper’s return to campus should help the group save money and attract a bigger audience. But the new space produces a few technical difficulties, said Maria Palombo, an actor and director for the show. She said the space’s lack of microphones means the cast has to project its lines more. The group will move into the auditorium on Wednesday to prepare for its first performance on Friday. Herzing said the show is entirely student driven. He said that in writing the musicals for the show, the writers took Broadway songs and adapted the lyrics to fit vari-
ous topics. Boecker said the process of writing and producing three separate musicals for one show was a group effort. “It takes a very creative person to come up with the right idea and write a script from scratch, but it also takes a lot of collaboration,” he said. Because some of the humor might be vulgar, Herzing said the show is mostly oriented toward college students. “The show is geared towards people who enjoy the mindlessness of that sort of TV,” he said. Palombo said the show is certain to be entertaining. “It won’t be perfect, but it will be a lot of fun,” Palombo said. Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-discrimination policy task force to meet
A committee will begin meeting next week to review the policy.
By Hailey Vest
More than two months after the University decided to review its non-discrimination policy for student groups, it has yet to begin discussion of the issue. Next week, a committee of students, faculty and staff charged with examining the policy will begin meeting, though not all of the commit-
tee members have been chosen yet, Dean of Students Jonathan Sauls said in an email. The review is in response to the University’s investigation into the Christian a cappella group Psalm 100. In August, the group expelled senior Will Thomason, who is gay, for his views on homosexuality. In October, administrators found the group did not violate the non-discrimination policy, which allows groups to limit membership based on an individual’s views as long as no student is excluded based on a set of characteristics, including sexual orientation. Thomason said he is frus-
trated that the review hasn’t moved faster. “They made it clear that they would do a thorough job, but it’s taking longer than I would have hoped,” he said. The committee will be led by Sauls and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bettina Shuford. Shuford said she and Sauls wanted to ensure a wide representation of students and faculty, and exams and winter break stalled the process further. “Right now we are nailing down the last one or two participants who have been invited,” Sauls said. He added that there will be 12 to 15 members
on the committee. Shuford said the review will begin by examining the current policy and how it was originally implemented. “We are going into this meeting with an open mind,” she said. The committee will also review the non-discrimination policies of other institutions, Sauls said. “We will discuss what, if any, alternatives should be considered to ensure opportunities for all students.” Terri Phoenix, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Center at UNC, said any revisions to
the policy need to be specific enough to be enforced. “I’m satisfied that we are moving on it,” Phoenix said. Thomason said he hopes the committee will produce a clear policy that will address groups centered on ideological beliefs. “This is a great opportunity for UNC to be a leader in progressivism and make a fair non-discrimination policy,” he said. “In an ideal world, I would have liked the policy to have been changed in October but I realize that isn’t always possible.” Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
Matthew Neal had just begun to dedicate his life to his real passion — the quest for knowledge, his mother said. Neal, 29, a business Ph.D. student from St. Louis, was found dead in his home on Friday after his fiancee returned home from work. The cause of death is still unknown. Jayne Neal said her son was known throughout his life for his curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Growing up, Neal was an avid reader and a St. Louis Cardinals fan, she said. Neal taught himself to read when he was just four years old, using baseball cards. His mother said she remembers taking her son to baseball games in their hometown. “He was this little boy, and he would tell all the men sitting next to us the statistics,” she said. She said Neal was also an exceptional student. As a 7-year-old, he read the encyclopedia instead of children’s books. Neal attended Washington University as an undergraduate and graduated in 2005 with a degree in business. Right out of college, he worked for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and the Koch Industries Inc. hedge fund. Jayne Neal said when the financial market crashed in 2008, Neal left the hedge fund groups in Chicago and began working in Los Angeles doing senior management tax consulting. Neal became a certified public accountant, financial analyst and financial risk manager by the time he reached 30, she said. He moved to Chapel Hill in August to earn a Ph.D. at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. His mother said Neal was drawn to the accounting program by the reputation of associate dean and professor Wayne Landsman, who headed the program. Neal’s focus was hedge fund and credit research. “Our community is deeply saddened by the death of Matthew Neal. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” said Jim Dean, dean of the business school, in a press release. Neal met his fiancee, Laura Gualdoni, six years ago while working in public accounting in St. Louis. “We had dated and stayed friends, but we reconnected this summer and it was the right place and right time,” Gualdoni said. “Everything worked out ... I was able to quickly get a job in Raleigh, so I moved down here in October and we got engaged.” Gualdoni said Neal was excited about the prospect of “getting paid to do research all day.” Gualdoni is also an accountant, and she planned to do research alongside her fiance. Gualdoni said she and Neal were looking forward to starting a family. “The last time I talked to him he had just called to tell me he loved me.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Weather balloon retrieved after signal lost
By Sarah Niss
When the GPS feed attached to the weather balloon launched last week in front of Wilson Library cut out less than two hours after launch, its builders lost all hope of finding it again. But despite their low expectations, the balloon landed safely on a farm in Ahoskie, N.C., yielding exciting camera footage of campus as the balloon took off and during its flight. “We lost the GPS tracking at around 20,000 feet,” said sophomore Patrick Gray, founder and president of UNC’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. “We didn’t get a signal for 24 hours.” After the signal disappeared, members of the group didn’t expect their plan of finding the
balloon after it landed to work. “We were pretty pessimistic about recovery,” said sophomore Dan Plattenberger, a member of the team that built the balloon. So when Gray received a phone call at noon on Friday, he was shocked. “I thought the people I built it with were prank calling me,” he said. A farmer in Ahoskie found the balloon early Friday on his land. Gray had taped a card to the balloon that explained it wasn’t dangerous and listed his phone number for a $40 reward. “It was pretty much extreme luck,” said Charlie Harris, a member of the group and a builder. The five builders drove 150 miles east to retrieve the balloon Friday, he said. “He didn’t even take the
reward,” Gray said. “It was a great show of Southern hospitality.” The balloon is still in good condition, and neither the GPS nor the camera were damaged by the 40,000-foot fall, he added. “Everyone was really excited,” Gray said. “We pulled off the side of the highway to watch some of the footage.” The video froze at around 30,000 feet, where the temperature drops to about negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit, Gray said. But the camera started working again closer to the ground. “The most exciting part of it was the landing,” said Plattenberger. “We could see the parachute work perfectly.” The group plans to launch another weather balloon at its first Carolina Space Symposium in March. Gray said that speakers will
include a NASA astronaut, multiple professors and the son of the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin. Next time, the group plans to use a satellite GPS instead of one that relies on cell phone service. “Hopefully, we won’t lose it,” Plattenberger said. The group might also change the amount of helium in the balloon to make it go higher, Harris said. “It went 30 to 40,000 feet. We wanted it to go 80,000,” he said. The group plans to post the footage from the flight on their chapter website and on YouTube. “It was definitely a success, without a doubt,” Plattenberger said. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
dth/karla towle A farmer helped recover sophomore Patrick Gray’s broken weather balloon, which was launched last week in front of Wilson Library.
Campus Y jumps into tuition debate
By Jessica Kennedy
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The Campus Y is returning to its social activism roots through its campaign against tuition increases. In years past, the Campus Y focused on issues such as racially integrating the University, protesting the Vietnam War and organizing against apartheid in South Africa, said Lucy Lewis, assistant director of the Campus Y. But in recent years, the Campus Y has become more of an umbrella organization with 32 committees working on individual projects, she said. Lewis said members have been involved with social justice for decades, but in different ways. “This is going back to mobilizing around issues,” she said. Last week, the organization’s cabinet voted to make the topic of tuition a “Y Campaign,” meaning the general body will get behind the issue, said Joseph Terrell, director of internal relations. The Campus Y plans to show a student presence in the tuition discussion by recruiting 150 students to attend the UNC-system Board of Governors meeting Feb. 10. At the meeting, UNC’s tuition proposal will either be accepted or rejected. The Campus Y, Students for a Democratic Society and student government are all working to fight the tuition increases.
“Each organization has their niche, and the Campus Y has a large membership and is easily capable of organizing a lot of students very quickly,” said Sean Langberg, a member of Students for a Democratic Society and also on the cabinet of the Campus Y. Langberg said members of SDS are glad that the Campus Y is officially “on board.” “I think the two will complement each other really well,” Langberg added. Mary Cooper, student body president, said student government is also collaborating with the Campus Y on tuition. “Student government and the Campus Y are trying to act as catalysts in student involvement,” Cooper said. “It’s not just about those two groups. It’s about the whole campus becoming engaged and knowledgeable.” The Campus Y has created a task force to plan events leading up to the Board of Governors meeting with a focus on awareness. “We’re really concerned with education, especially of Y members and first-year students,” said Laura McCready, a member of the Campus Y cabinet. “We don’t expect people to act on this issue unless they know it well and understand where it came from.”
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She also said that owners could better utilize the lower level of the bar, because the top level has low ceilings and little room. But she said she hopes that new owners retain the business’ charm. “The Blue Cup is a trademark of Chapel Hill,” she said. “It has that recognition.” And Ajsela Pestalic, another senior who also goes to the bar on Sunday evenings, said though the facility could use renovations — especially to its bathrooms — the bar is an institution. “It’s just such an integral part of Chapel Hill,” she said. And DePersia said his firm has year’s race will declare their candidacy at a mandatory meeting tonight. Speaker of Student Congress Zach De La Rosa said the change likely won’t be a game-changer. “I don’t think it substantially changes the race if everyone uses online signatures,” he said. Medlin wrote that he only has one concern about collecting signatures online. “With new methods must come new enforcements to uphold the integrity of the petition process,” he said. Board of Elections Chairwoman Shruthi Sundaram year’s candidates she chose to vote only in the general election and not in the runoff election. “They need to focus more on what the student body wants and less on bringing up the flaws of other candidates,” she said. Participation in student body president elections has decreased consistently during the past three years. About 24 percent of the student body voted in last year’s general election, totaling only 6,800 votes. About 7,400 students voted in 2010. Turnout was even lower for the runoff elections. About 4,000 students voted in last year’s runoff, down 27 percent from the year before.
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never seen such an outpouring of offers for a property. “After literally several hundred inquiries from many alumi and interested parties we received multiple offers of which one lucky group received the positive response from owner Dave Kitzmiller late last week,” DePersia said in an email. But he said that the property cannot change hands until all said that in order to count signatures online, the candidate will have to send a link to their petition to the board for approval. Cooper said candidates should not rely heavily on online signatures as the best way to campaign. “What I found when I was campaigning was the importance of meeting people and talking to people,” Cooper said. Former Student Body President Jasmin Jones wrote in an email that although the process might be easier, candidates should still campaign the old-fashioned way. “The online version is a signature that you can never surely Ian Lee, who finished second to Student Body President Mary Cooper in the run-off election, said the decrease in voter participation has more to do with campaign strategies than voter apathy. Lee is a member of The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board. Much like the national elections, Lee said, students can become disenchanted with their candidates. “Candidates should not make the campaign about themselves,” he said. Lee’s campaign was the focus of some controversy throughout last year’s election season, as his opponents questioned the legitimacy of his candidacy, since he was student body secretary at the time. “Make sure you’re running because you really want to make Carolina better and you believe the things you are bringing to the table are the best way to make a difference.” Cooper echoed Lee’s advice to future candidates. “I approached my campaign with the philosophy that every
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“I think that indicators of who wins races are tricky just from my own personal experience,” Student Body President Mary Cooper said. Lee said even though the online petition will not replace the traditional clipboards, it could change campaigning strategies and increase the importance of social media. “It’ll bring elections up-to-date with how people interact anyway,” he said. Intended candidates for this
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“These people are supposed to be representing our student body. They should have more respect for each other.” Controversy last year included calls for a candidate to resign, a disqualification hearing for another and a host of accusations in between. The election Contact the University editor included the exchange of venomat firstname.lastname@example.org. ous text messages between two candidates, delayed results and the resignation of the speaker of Student Congress to pursue a lawsuit against the Board of Elections. Sophomore Virginia Montes said she was so annoyed by last
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Elementary 11’s new site was once the home of several all-black schools.
By Cheney Gardner
atelyn Arroyo, a sophomore from Oxford, studies for her classics class on the balcony outside the Student Stores. “Even though it’s kind of cold out today, I like the privacy out here,” she said.
Esther McCauley remembers walking past a cornerstone at the entrance of the principal’s office each day while attending Lincoln High School from 1949 to 1952. The cornerstone was laid during the construction of the Orange County Training School in 1924 and served as a reminder of the school’s history for several decades. And as Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools prepares for Elementary 11 — set to open by August 2013 on the site of the Orange County Training School and several successive, all-black schools — the district is using the stone as a way to honor the site’s history. After the final Northside school closed and the building was converted to government offices, the cornerstone was moved to storage. The district recovered the stone last Tuesday in a county storage facility and delivered it to the Chapel HillCarrboro City Schools’ administrative offices the next day. In honor of its return, the school district has invited alumni from the schools to meet Thursday at the Northside site between McMasters and Caldwell streets.
The Orange County Training School was converted to Lincoln High School in 1948 and later Northside Elementary School in 1951. The Orange County Training School was first opened as a Rosenwald School. Rosenwald Schools were opened in African-American neighborhoods in the South using seed money donated by Julius Rosenwald, a president of Sears, Roebuck and Co. He contributed to 787 schools in North Carolina alone. McCauley said in a time when schools were segregated, the black community rallied around the successive schools, and they became the focal point of the neighborhood. “We had teachers that were interested in our well being and our learning. We had friends, and it was in our community that was African-American,” she said. “We were proud of our school.” Rev. Robert Campbell, the president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, attended Northside Elementary — the last school on the site — starting in 1954. “It was like going to school with family,” he said. “Most of the teachers lived in my community or in the surrounding community around Northside.” Campbell said having teachers as neighbors made it difficult to get away with misbehaving. “Your parents always knew if you were in trouble or whether you had homework or not,” he
dth/chris conway The cornerstone from the construction of the Orange County Training School was found in a county storage facility last Tuesday.
“They’re very sentimental about their alma mater and are looking forward to celebrating the past and making way for this beautiful new school in the future.”
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said. A group of alumni, including McCauley, first requested that the school district hold a reunion to celebrate the cornerstone’s return. “I’m looking forward to seeing the cornerstone again,” McCauley said. “And I’m looking forward to the people who were my friends and classmates, and the alumni and members of the community.” Stephanie Knott, spokeswoman for the school district, said the district is hoping to honor the site’s history at the new elementary school by creating a display of historical artifacts and incorporating alumni in future events. They do not yet know if the stone will be displayed, but Knott said she imagines it will. “They’re very sentimental about their alma mater and are looking forward to celebrating the past and making way for this beautiful new school in the future,” she said. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planned student apartments look to ﬁll demand
By Corinne White
Chapel Hill apartments are nearing full capacity, owners and town officials say, creating a demand for more housing that two new developments hope to satisfy. Trinitas and Shortbread Lofts are both moving through Chapel Hill Town Council’s approval process. Both developments would be within a mile of campus, stand seven stories tall and concentrate on providing student housing. Dwight Bassett, the town’s economic development officer, said
because of its current economy and demographic, the Chapel Hill market demands the rental housing the developments could offer. He said the town categorizes housing into four areas: for-sale, rental, workforce and lowincome. “Rental, workforce and lowincome have a higher demand in this market climate,” Bassett said. Bassett said the town does not track apartment occupancy rates, but several apartment complexes in Chapel Hill said they are nearly or completely full. Warehouse Apartments on
West Rosemary Street is currently at 100 percent occupancy, according to regional sales specialist Brett Bailey. Bailey said the apartment complex is mostly rented by students and is occasionally overbooked. He said its proximity to campus is its most attractive amenity. “We also get a lot of Greek life,” he said. Rent starts at $795 a month per bedroom, Bailey said. Trinitas rent would range between $500 and $800 per bedroom. Shortbread Lofts’ proposal does not precisely state how much
it would charge per unit. Like Warehouse Apartments, the near-campus location of StoneCrop Apartments on South Roberson Street has also attracted many students. The complex is completely filled for next year, said leasing consultant Evelyn Greene. “We’re newer apartments, but since they’re close, people are starting to become aware of them,” she said. The all-student complex charges $599 per bedroom monthly, she said. While Warehouse and StoneCrop are mostly undergrad-
uate-occupied, graduate housing is also in high demand. Timber Hollow Apartments, located off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, is at 99 percent occupancy — and mostly by graduate students — said Michael Hernandez, the complex’s property manager. The one or two bedroom units rent from $680 to $965 monthly, Hernandez said. Chapel Ridge, Chapel View and Foxcroft Apartments management said they could not disclose occupancy numbers. Larry Short, who opened
Warehouse in 1999 and is the managing partner of the of Shortbread Lofts, said Shortbread Lofts at 333 W. Rosemary St. could divert the conversion of single-family homes in Northside into student rentals. Short will present a revised plan to the Chapel Hill Town Council Feb. 27 before construction can begin. Trinitas, which is earlier in the approval process, will present its concept plan to Town Council Feb. 20. Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
build on, specific actions need to be taken, said Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for faciliHorace Williams Airport will ties planning. soon close, but academic innova“We’re developing a closure protion is scheduled to take flight gram, which will include adhering with the construction of Carolina to the requirements of the Federal North early next year. Aviation Administration,” Runberg Parts of Carolina North, a satel- said. lite research campus, will be built “We’ll have to be taking a look where the airport currently stands at any environmental mitigation on University-owned property off we have to do,” he said. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There are no longer any After nearly 15 years of discus- University-owned planes located sion, the green light to begin con- at Horace Williams, and fewer struction on Carolina North came than 20 planes are kept there by after delays caused by budget private citizens. constraints. Those who own the planes at Carolina North will include the site have known about plans several research facilities, a new for Carolina North for several law school and housing. years, said Carolyn Elfland, assoThe first research building and ciate vice chancellor for campus its infrastructure is estimated to services. cost $72.5 million, said Anna Wu, “I am sure people have been director of facilities planning at thinking about where they’ll UNC. relocate. It won’t be a surprise,” The money will come from Elfland said. what the University makes on its UNC’s Medical Air Operations, leased properties, she said. which was housed at Horace To ensure the area is safe to Williams for 43 years, relocated
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the trip (to RDU),” Bacon said. Although the airport offered convenience for many, officials are excited about Carolina North. “When you look at the opportunities that are presented by developing Carolina North, clearly that is something we need to do, and it is very much in line with our goals to encourage innovation,” Elfland said. “It’s time to move forward.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Student leaders take on Washington to push for higher education.
By Kate Caison
Torture group to ﬁght NC’s role in terrorism
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As future budget cuts loom, student leaders are hoping to persuade federal legislators to spare higher education. The Association of Student Governments is planning to travel to Washington, D.C., in late February to raise awareness for the financial need of students in the UNC system. “The need for promoting higher education is extremely grave,” said Christine Hajdin, the vice president of the association’s legislative and public affairs committee. The trip is estimated to cost the group $4,000, which will include the travel costs and hotel fees for the group, she said. But Hajdin said the group’s plans are not definite because of monetary concerns.
“Cost is always an issue,” she said. “We are trying to be as aware as possible with how we are spending.” She said she also wants to make sure that the student group would represent the 220,000 students in the system well. The association is composed of student leaders from across the state and is funded by an annual $1 student fee, which covers travel costs and stipends for officers. Hajdin said the goal of the trip —which will be funded by the association’s budget — is to lobby for more funding for education, including protecting research grants to schools and Pell grants. The group will try to meet with education advocacy groups, members of the federal education committee and N.C. legislators, she said. Kimrey Rhinehardt, vice president for federal relations of the UNC system, thinks the group could have an impact. “(Lobbying the government) is a good practice — folks that
are the most affected are the best advocates,” she said. Atul Bhula, the association’s president, said education is important to economic development. “We hope to preserve the financial aid perspective of students,” Bhula said. Rhinehardt said she supports the association’s goals to lobby policy makers’ decisions. “Students are directly affected by changes in federal financial aid policy and, in this fiscal environment — it is important now more than ever,” Rhinehardt said in an email. The advocacy trip to the nation’s capital is not the first. In 2009, ASG members met with members of U.S. Congress to lobby for higher education, said former ASG President Greg Doucette. The trip, which used about $5,000 in ASG funds, proved to be a productive meeting with legislators, Doucette said.
In 2005, Johnston County was pinpointed by several national news organizations as a site that provided planes used for torture flights. And now a UNC-CH law professor and several of her students are getting involved. Deborah Weissman, a law professor at UNC-CH, and eight of her students released a report last week that implicated Aero Contractors, the company highlighted in 2005 for providing charter jets to the CIA, in the movement and torture of suspected terrorists. Weissman and her students were hired by N.C. Stop Torture Now, a Raleigh-based activist group whose goal is to expose and end the state’s role in the United States’ involvement in torture. The 67-page report details the involvement of Aero in the process of extraordinary rendition, which is when the CIA seizes potential terrorists and interContact the State & National rogates them, usually involving Editor at email@example.com. torture, said Josh McIntyre, a vol-
unteer at Stop Torture Now. The activist group has met with Gov. Bev Perdue, the attorney general and local figures about the state’s role in supporting torture, McIntyre said. Perdue’s staff told the group that if it published a report detailing real victims’ experiences and a clear link of state and local involvement, Perdue would be forced to act, McIntyre said. Weissman, who focuses on human rights, civil rights and domestic abuse law, said she was asked to help explain the connection between private enterprise and the CIA’s program of extraordinary rendition. “We were able to document that at least five individuals were extraordinarily renditioned on Aero planes,” she said. One victim of extraordinary rendition on an Aero plane is Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian native who sought political asylum in the United Kingdom in 1994, according to the report. Mohamed was detained in Pakistan in 2002 by U.S. agents, and flown to Morocco and then
Afghanistan, where he was tortured until his release in the U.K. in 2009, despite never being charged with a crime. Stop Torture Now hopes the report will be a springboard to form a citizen-driven committee on accountability, McIntyre said. “We would like to have a Board of Directors in place in a month or two and some full time staffers soon after that,” he said. McIntyre said the committee would hold open interviews with state officials and compile a report. “The report would include to what extent local leaders knew about the policy, to what extent can they be held accountable and what can be done about the issue in the future,” McIntyre said. Weissman said she thinks the group can make an impact. “Stop Torture Now has been asking for an investigation for some years now,” Weissman said. “The efforts will be ongoing and there will be increasing support for a commission.” Contact the State & National Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Land lines will be replaced to save money
By Becky Bush
The University is beginning to dial up its newest plan to switch phone providers. During the next two to three years, Information Technology Services will completely replace Centrex, provided by AT&T phone service, to a Voice Over Internet Protocol system from Verizon Business. ITS announced the change in an email to departments at the beginning of the semester. The switch will save the University money, while also bringing it up to date with the lat-
est technological advancements, said Rich Harden, director of communication technologies, engineering and operations for ITS. The new system makes phone calls through the campus Internet rather than on land lines. The current bundled communications fee is $48 per month, per line. When the new utility rate model is implemented, voice and data services will be unbundled, with the new rate for the Verizon service being $14.50 per month per line, said Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Larry Conrad. There are more than 28,000 phones lines to transition, Harden
said. “(The savings) are significant, but you won’t really see the savings until the campus is done,” Harden said. “I don’t have a figure I can give you right now. There are negligible costs, but those costs will be recovered once we start transition on these phones.” The change is part of many cost-cutting initiatives implemented by the University. “It’s not like all of a sudden we’ve got this bank roll,” Harden said. “It’s a University initiative to save a lot of money.” Conrad said he hopes that by collecting capital, the University will have the funds to keep the
equipment current. “Because of the budget, we haven’t really put a lot of money into the campus network,” Conrad said. Conrad added that during the last 20 years there has been a push to combine telephone infrastructure with networking infrastructure. “It’s Vonage, it’s Skype,” Conrad said. “There are all sorts of products that we are very familiar with. A lot of other institutions are ahead on this.” The University has used AT&T as its phone service provider for more than 25 years. In efforts to avoid slow phone
“Because of the budget, we haven’t really put a lot of money into the campus network.”
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service when the Internet is slow, the University is installing redundant connections in Phillips Hall and in the ITS building at Manning Hall, Director of Networking Systems Jim Gogan said. The odds that a construction vehicle or another force would disable both connections in one of those buildings is relatively small, Gogan said.
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gang, the Munyiki, to kill and rape supporters of Raila Odinga, a 2007 presidential candidate who is now prime minister. Ruto is accused of masterminding attacks on Kibaki supporters, who defeated Odinga in the widely disputed balloting. Ruto said Monday he would stand for election regardless of the charges. The trials threaten to unleash tensions between the Kenyan tribes who massacred one another after the 2007 election. However, the international court has charged two men from each side in the conflict: Kenyatta and Muthaura, who is also an ally of Kibaki, will be tried together. A separate trial will be held for Ruto and Sang, both Odinga supporters. Odinga became prime minister in an uneasy power-sharing deal brokered by the United Nations in the wake of the post-election violence. An estimated 1,500 people died in the ethnic violence that flared after Odinga accused Kibaki, the incumbent, of stealmct/OliVier dOuliery ing the election. About 300,000 people fled their homes, some Anti-abortion activists rally outside of the Supreme Court on the 39th never to return. anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade case in Washington, D.C.
State of the Union Address to focus on re-election
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Barack Obama delivers an election-year State of the Union address Tuesday night at a moment when the country is worried about the economy and his own prospects for re-election are mixed at best. Americans rank the economy their top concern, and domestic issues are at their highest level on their priority list in 15 years, according to one new poll Monday. At the same time, Obama continues to win the approval of less than half the country — lower than the last two presidents heading into their re-election years and similar to George H.W. Bush in 1992, the last incumbent to lose his bid for a second term. One big difference: Bush’s numbers were heading down; Obama’s are lackluster but stable. Obama hopes the speech will help him frame the coming election on his terms rather than the themes heard daily from Republicans in Congress and those on the campaign trail competing for the party nomination to oppose him. “Far from strengthening our economy, President Obama’s policies ... are making our economy worse,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a preemptive strike Monday. White House aides said Monday that Obama will build on a speech he gave in Kansas last month. In it, Obama laid out what he called the two competing visions, a Republican blueprint for survival of the fittest that trusts unregulated markets to lift the country, and his vision, which asks the government to take an active hand. “The State of the Union will be a bookend to the president’s speech in Kansas last month about the central mission that we have as a country and his focus as president: Building a country and an economy where we reward hard work and responsibility, where everyone does their fair share, and where everyone is held
accountable for what they do,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday. The speech, delivered to a joint session of Congress and televised nationally beginning at 9 p.m. EST, will include four key areas: aiding manufacturing, helping energy production and use, improving skills for workers and stressing what aides called “American values.”
Washington state has votes to pass same-sex legislation
OLYMPIA, Wash. (MCT) — Democratic state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen announced Monday that she supports gay-marriage legislation in Washington state’s Senate, giving proponents the 25 votes needed for passage. The state House already has enough lawmakers in support of the measure to approve it. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire backs the bill as well. Democratic state Sen. Ed Murray, prime sponsor of the measure in the Senate, had thought he would have to put the legislation up for a floor vote without knowing the outcome. That all changed Monday. “I know this announcement makes me the so-called 25th vote, the vote that ensures passage. That’s neither here nor there. If I were the first or the seventh or the 28th vote, my position would not be any different,” Haugen said in a statement. Murray praised Haugen as courageous, noting her district is divided politically. Opponents have vowed to challenge legalization of same-sex marriage at the ballot. “This is so much more than a legal debate,” Joseph Backholm, with the Family Policy Institute of Washington, testified at the hearing, arguing it should go to voters. “The institution of marriage does not belong to the Legislature. It belongs to the people.” The National Organization for Marriage on Monday pledged its support to help mount a referendum campaign.
ean-Marc Grandjean, a graduate student studying organic chemistry, works with a team in Venable Hall. Andrew Perkowski, a fellow grad student, said they are researching ways to apply photocatalysis and visible light to make chemical reactions easier to accomplish the synthesis of drugs with medicinal properties. He’s Not Sold
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Kenyan politicians on trial for post-election violence
JOHANNESBURG (MCT) — The International Criminal Court has ordered four powerful politicians in Kenya to stand trial for crimes against humanity, a rare legal challenge to an elite that has long enjoyed impunity in the East African nation. Two potential candidates in next year’s presidential elections, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former Education Minister William Ruto, were among those indicted in connection with the political violence that wracked the country after the 2007 presidential election. The charges included murder and forcible removal of people from their homes. Cabinet secretary Francis Muthaura and radio executive Joshua Arap Sang face similar charges. Kenyatta, a close ally to President Mwai Kibaki, is a member of one of Kenya’s influential political dynasties and the son of the country’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta. He is accused of hiring members of Kenya’s biggest criminal
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“If you don’t want weapons pointed your way, don’t break into and occupy buildings in the future. A relatively simple concept that even the lunatic fringe should understand.”
UNC Alum, on the Occupy police raid in November, which is under review
TEDx celebrates ‘the joy in trying’
hat if — these words defined Saturday’s TEDxUNC conference. What if we could use manufacturing processes from the computer industry to build better vaccines? What if we could understand why people act irrationally and could create the right incentives for self-control and healthier lives? What if we could create business ventures that offer financial independence to women across the developing world? For those who missed the social media hullabaloo, UNC hosted a TED-style conference Saturday in the FedEx Global Education Center. The talk was organized by students and featured a pretty shiny lineup of speakers and performers, from nonprofit pharmaceutical company founder Victoria Hale to campus band Mipso Trio. And it was a resounding success. I’m not quite sure what I expected going in. I spoke with organizers Rachel Myrick and Mackenzie Thomas at length beforehand, but honestly, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. Sure, the videos at TED.com are informative and inspirational. But the TED conference is a multi-million dollar affair, with a select attendance and its pick of the world’s best speakers. What could we reasonably expect on campus? And even with a good lineup, the question remained whether that day’s conversations would actually translate to impact on campus. Add that to concerns about the conference’s limited audience, and I was ready for an event that was perfectly decent but didn’t quite justify the hype. To some extent at least, the concern about the audience was borne out. The crowd’s diversity consisted primarily in the range of academic fields represented. But while Joseph DeSimone spoke about the value of diverse teams, not all were in attendance. The only African-American face I remember seeing at the conference was on-screen. Admittedly, those watching ReeseNews’ livestream might have represented a wider demographic. But on most other counts, the event gave what it promised. We got a carefully stage-managed, feelgood extravaganza, with enough breadth in the information presented that there should have been something to interest everyone. The course of the afternoon felt variously like a classroom lecture (UNC professor John McGowan), a spiritual awakening (Victoria Hale) and a rally to action (Shamila Kohestani, Afghan women’s soccer pioneer). And I’m sure I’m not the only one who came away wanting to learn the hammer dulcimer or hang drum, which are worth YouTubing if you missed out. But we were encouraged to dream, risk failure and try something new. And the speakers were there to show what could happen if we did so dream, including the “what if ” scenarios I listed above. Greg Van Kirk was bluntest: his goal was that “when you walk out of here today, you feel a little less intimidated and a little more empowered.” What impact this empowerment will have, no one knows. But TEDxUNC wasn’t a blueprint for a creative or innovative Carolina — it was a celebration of the joy in trying.
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Diversity was present during MLK week events
TO THE EDITOR: A recent article published by The Daily Tar Heel omits the realization of diversity at Martin Luther King Jr. week events. At the Memorial Banquet, I sat at a table with a diverse group of people, saw Jewish and Muslim students pray together over our meal and witnessed the testimony of an Asian-American student. At the MLK Day of Service, I served at United Way of the Greater Triangle with the young and old, black, white and other races. Together, we served in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. While attending the Unity Dinner,” I sat at a table with African-American, white and African peoples and saw other races and religious backgrounds represented at the table to discuss Dr. King’s legacy and impact. At the “He Was a Poem, He Was a Song” event, I saw black, white and Spanishspeaking poets share their gift with a packed and diverse audience in the Stone Center. This event also featured a predominantly white a cappella group that shared their talents. While at the memorial lecture, I saw a diverse set of student finalists compete for the scholarship, sat next to a seasoned white couple and saw other races and ages both on stage and in the audience. While attending the “I, Too, Sing America” event, I again saw a diverse audience reflecting varying age, race, religious and ethnic backgrounds. The planning committee and supporting organizations are to be commended for the labor and successful efforts in bringing the campus community together. It is so easy to criticize without making personal efforts to understand by attending and participating. Jeremy Martin Senior Political Science and African-American Studies multiple events is completely opposite of what was reported in Friday’s article. What concerns me most is that the DTH waited until the end of the week to discuss the events for the celebration. I feel that if the DTH staff wanted to positively contribute to the celebration, they would have highlighted the events earlier in the week. I do imagine with promotion from the DTH the events would have an enormous turnout. But I also believe that after 31 years, the celebration has successfully targeted a diverse audience with the common goal of celebrating the life and accomplishments of MLK Jr. Renae James Junior Exercise and Sport Science
Decision needed on waste
n recent years, Orange County’s landfill has crept steadily closer to capacity. Soon, the county will be without a place to dump its trash. Residents of the RogersEubanks neighborhood, where the landfill is located, are at the end of their rope. And there is no solution in sight. Orange County has found a quick fix in a temporary wastestorage facility in Durham. But if the county allows this temporary solution to become permanent, its budget and environment will suffer. After years of delay, the county needs to find a permanent place for its waste — within its own boundaries. A number of solutions have been proposed, and none are perfect. But building a new landfill in Orange County is the closest we can get. The county cannot continue to let other communities clean up its mess. This is especially true when the health of these communities and the dollars of our taxpayers are on the line. One suggestion was to continue increasing the capacity of the current landfill and keep depositing Orange County’s
While no solution is perfect, Orange County must bear the burden.
trash there. This would be a slap in the face to the residents of the Rogers Road community, who have spent the past four decades dealing with the landfill’s byproducts. There is little doubt that the lives of the residents in this historically low-income neighborhood would be easier if the county stopped depositing trash in their backyard. Countless activists and protesters have already said as much. A second option is building a new landfill elsewhere in Orange County. Predictably, much like the residents of the Rogers Road area, no one wants the facility anywhere near their home. The final option is sending trash to Durham’s landfill, which won’t be full any time in the near future. Orange County decided on this as a short-term solution in 2009. Expanding Orange County’s landfill’s capacity would create more problems than it would solve. Creating a new landfill or waste transfer station won’t be perfect, but it’s certainly preferable to the current situation, which only delays the inevitable. Building a transfer station could create problems for the county’s budget, with projected costs between $1.5 and
$6 million. Given these factors, it might seem like the county has no choice other than outsourcing its trash storage to the temporary facility in Durham. But this quick-fix could be more expensive than its alternatives in the long run. At a yearly cost of $130,000 to $140,000, this option could exceed the cost of building a new facility in as few as 10 years. It also increases the pollution that the county is creating by requiring the trash trucks to run for longer times and greater distances, crippling the county’s sustainability initiatives in the process. As it picks its poison, the county must make sure it does not allow a temporary (and incomplete) fix to become a permanent solution. The intent is to use the Durham landfill for 3 to 5 years, but some, such as Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton, have expressed doubts that it will remain temporary. The county must make good on its promise to use the landfill in Durham for as little time as possible. And in the meantime, it must search for a permanent location for a new landfill. Once the location is decided, construction should begin immediately.
MLK week is not limited to part of the community
TO THE EDITOR: I want to first start off this letter by telling the writer of Friday’s editorial “A matter of diversity” that you are publishing lies. Our annual Martin Luther King Jr. week celebration commemorates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In doing so, we commit to making the events as diverse as possible. In your editorial, you state, “…it (is) more disappointing that participation in the week has been widely limited to groups with ties to the Black Student Movement (BSM).” I would like to point out that there is only one individual on the committee that represents the BSM. The rest of the individuals on the committee represent other organizations such as the Campus Y, CUAB, NAACP, NPHC and the Carolina Women’s Center — all of which have no ties to the BSM. Your claims in your article suggest that the MLK committee limited our events to only one part of the community. Yet we had events during the week that promoted inclusion and diversity. If you would have come to these events, you would have been informed about the diversity present. We, the MLK committee, expect a written apology in the next publication of the DTH. We do not appreciate the lies that you have published which decrement the integrity of the MLK Committee. We are upset! This week is one that can bring so much good in the community and campus. Instead of bashing the MLK Committee, you should have been promoting the events and embodying the dream MLK died for. Chavez Adams Junior Political Science and African-American Studies
Boy Scouts shouldn’t be allowed at soon-to-be merged YMCAs.
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s they plan to consolidate their organizations, the boards of directors of two local YMCAs must remember that inclusivity is the name of the game in any successful merger. The YMCA of the Triangle must reconcile its backwards policies with the more progressive ones already in place at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch. But both branches must take care not to alienate any of their patrons as they navigate this transition. So far, there seems to be one drawback to adopting the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch’s policies: the new YMCA could not allow a Boy Scouts of America troop to use its facilities. Before every meeting, members of the Boy Scouts take an oath to remain, among other things, “morally straight.” Because the Boy Scouts do not allow openly gay adults to lead troops, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch’s bylaws would necessitate that the new facility sever any connection to the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts policy would be in direct conflict
with the discrimination policies employed by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, which calls for equal opportunity for employment regardless of sexual orientation. Plenty of Boy Scout troops are based out of churches, and it seems reasonable to suggest that a potentially displaced troop find a new place to meet. When the Chapel HillCarrboro YMCA split from its resident Boy Scout troop, the troop was able to find a new home at American Legion Post 6 in Chapel Hill. Boy Scouts of America provides great opportunities for children in our community: learning, exploring the outdoors and interacting with other kids, to name a few. But it simply isn’t worth infringing on the gay community’s rights to preserve the leisure activities of another group. It’s a shame children are the ones who lose out here, but the YMCA should hold firm to its non-discrimination policy. A petition opposing the merger is already circulating online. If it were to leave the sexual orientation clause out of its anti-discrimination policy, the new facility would alienate the gay communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham. The progressive policies already in place are no accident; they reflect values that
are central to the identities of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Those opposed to the merger must bear in mind how beneficial it would be to the residents of Orange and Chatham counties. The two communities would be able to pool resources and consolidate programs. It is clearly the most fiscally responsible course of action. A single, central facility would provide the most effective service for the most members. And it would be able to do this at a lesser cost than the current set-up allows. Though a formal merger is still a long way away, the branches’ boards of directors must start working now to ensure an acceptable compromise is reached. If the merger is approved with the integration of Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s sexual orientation clause, the YMCA owes it to the troops to help them relocate to another facility. This isn’t asking much, but it could go a long way toward healing any potential wounds. The two boards must distinguish between the damage that would be done to the complaining parties. As the YMCA makes changes in the name of collaboration and coordination, it must be sure to avoid alienation.
Earlier coverage of MLK week would have helped
TO THE EDITOR: Friday’s editorial “A matter of diversity” both confused and upset me. After personally attending most of the Martin Luther King Jr. events, I could not understand how someone could write that there was a lack of diversity during the celebration. How could the Muslim woman I spoke to in a church during Monday’s rally not represent diversity? Was the Peruvian immigrant from Thursday’s panel alongside an environmental activist closeminded? It is hard for me to believe The Daily Tar Heel could report that the week-long celebration did not target a diverse audience. What I witnessed at
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