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But, if it’s raining or snowing, it’s not good.” People who qualify as disabled can be pi^«ically, emotionally or learn ing disabled. This means they may have difficulties with visual and spa tial abilities, memory, verbal and nonverbal reasoning and attention and perception, according to the learning disability documentation guidelines. “Colleges are primarily interested in whether or not a student’s learn ing disability is impacting oral lan guage, or if a separate speech disor der is also present,” according to the documentation guidelines. Under the Americans with Dis abilities Act of 1990, students who request support services because of their disability are required to sub mit documentation to verify eligi bility, according to the learning dis ability documentation guidelines. All documentation is confidential. “Most of our disabled students are learning disabled,” said Kelley. Currently, 77 students are served by the disability services office. A student organization called Equal Access has been set up to provide support to students with all types of disabilities, according to Sharon Behn, the president of Equal Ac cess. Kelley acts as the advisor for the organization. “Equal Access is for everybody who cares about the disabled,” said Behn. The group meets for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Wednes days in the private dining room at the cafeteria. This semester Kelley will priori tize issues on the campus that are important to disabled students, fac ulty and staff The administration has been help ful in making UNCA more acces sible to students with disabilities, according to Kelley. “Our Chancellor is most concerned about accessibility and he charged me with forming a student commit tee to prioritize the issues. I know that to be completely accessible it’s going to be costly and every year we may pick three or four or five items really push for,” said Kelley. “The most important things are See DISABLED Page 8 The University Of North Carolina At Asheville Men’s soccer team clinches top seed in Big South Conference tournament ■ see page 5 Also inside: Features Dining at local restaurant Province 620 ■ see page 3 Opinions An effort to save the village people, by Brian Smith ■ see page 2 November 8, 2001 ^^tbrley wins Asheville mayoral race Peterson denies allegations Rae Stephens Staff Reporter WALTER FYLER/PHOTO EDITOR Charles Worley, the new mayor of Asheville, talks with junior psychology major Lori Long and other students in the Glasshouse. In close election, Worley ‘elated’ after triumph over Peterson Rae Stephens Staff Reporter The new mayor of Asheville is Charles W orley, who won by a little more than 500 votes. Immediately following the election results, Worley gave credit to advertising for his win, calling it the “major factor” in his victory over Brian Peterson. “I’m elated and I’m exhausted,” said Worley in an interview with the Asheville Citizen- Times. Worley’s declared contributions amount to $17,239.99 compared to Peterson’s $8,225, according to the Board of Elections. “I look forward to working with all the new members of city council and the members that are already there,” said Worley. Joe Dunn, Hollyjones and Carl Mumpower are the new Asheville city council members. The council, including the mayor, now in cludes two doctors, two lawyers, the Director of YWCA and the marketing/development Manager for mountain housing opportuni- \)t A R b Y LER/PHOTO EDITOR Worley won the election by 500 votes. All three new members are new to politics. Terry Bellamy remains on city council, and Worley’s council member position is now avail- MAYOR RACE Charles Worley (7,936 votes) Brian Peterson (7,399 votes) CITY COUNCIL RACE WINNERS Carl Mumpower Holly Jones Joe Dunn able. That seat will not be filled through public elections. The city council members will vote to fill the vacancy. About 32 percent of registered voters in Asheville voted in Tuesday’s elections, ac cording to Election Board officials. The turn out has increased since the 1999 elections which included the citywide zoning issue. In 1999, 28 percent of the registered voters in Asheville voted. COURTESY OF CITIZEN-TIMES “Vm disap pointed the campaign took that turn” -Brian Peterson The Asheville Guardian, a local tabloid, published a story last month claiming that mayoral candidate Brian Peterson solicited sex from a Madison county woman last March. Peterson denied the accusation. The woman was paid to give her account of the story. Her cred ibility has been questioned, due to her long crimi nal record. “It’s sad and desperate,” said Peterson. “I'm disappointed the campaign took that turn.” Opposing can didate Charles Worley came out against the article. In a television commercial, Worley stated —— that he did not condone the publication and wished it had not been printed. “I am indignant that, despite my efforts to deter negative attacks, my opponent and others have contin ued to try to link my name with actions I did not cause, do not con done and will not tolerate.” Peterson blames “supporters of Worley” for the article. The pub lisher of the tabloid is a member Citizens for New Leadership, a pro-business group that supported Worley. “It's really regrettable that (the article) has become such a focus of the campaign,” said Worley. “I think it was unsettling for Brian and me the last week, but I look forward to continuing to work with Brian.” Candidates for city council have also had problems with negative See PETERSON Page 8 Microsoft criticized for flaws in Windows XP Ed Fickle Staff Reporter Microsoft officially released its next-generation operating system, Windows XP, in New York Oct. 25 amid accusations of consumer privacy abuse, which may add another chapter to the ongoing antitrust suit against the software giant. “I think [the mixed response] is fairly characteristic of any com pany that’s trying to innovate and add new stuff to the operating system,” said Mike Honeycutt, UNCA academic computing ser vices manager. Groundbreaking features like the expansion of Microsoft’s Passport Persona! Identification Service and a built in software firewall are pio neered in Windows XP. How ever, pervasive coverage of flaws and weaknesses in XP has generated a skeptical response from many indus try professionals. Registration and activation of XP are two areas that have received criticism from con sumer privacy groups. “I don’t like the idea of Microsoft keeping a record of my computer setup and my personal information on their servers. It’s like Orwell’s ‘1984,’ right here in 2001.” said Adam Durons, a networking service techni- “Ifs like OrwelVs '1984,* right here in 200ir -Adam Durons, networking service technician cian in Asheville and surrounding areas. Mike Slemko, a Seattle based re searcher and member of the Apache Software Foundation located a flaw in Microsoft’s Passport that could be exploited easily. The security gap Slemko discovered was so sig nificant that on Oct. 26, only one day after the official release ofXP, Microsoft shut down their Passport servers for long enough to place a patch for the security hole. “The damage someone could in- See MICROSOFT Page 8 Serving UNCA Since 1982

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