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Hyatt, 73, UNC professor,
coach, dies from cancer
Ronald Wesley Hyatt, a profes
sor, coach and faculty marshal at
UNC died from cancer last week at
the age of 73.
He was on the University’s fac
ulty from 1966 to 2005.
“He was as devoted a teacher,
friend and champion of this uni
versity as you will find, and we will
miss him,” UNC Chancellor James
Moeser said in a press release.
Right lane of northbound
Columbia Street is closed
The right lane of northbound
Columbia Street will be closed from
Cameron Avenue to the Ackland Art
Museum entrance from June 18 to
July 2 due to a water line project.
The sidewalk on the east side of
northbound Columbia and the bus
stop across the street from Fraternity
Court will also be closed.
Pedestrians are asked to walk on
the west side of Columbia Street and
bus riders can use a temporary stop
adjacent to the Ackl and Art Museum
for northbound bus routes.
A map of the area can be found
New Chapel Hill High School
principal appointed by board
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
Schools Board of Education appoint
ed Jacqueline Boyd Ellis principal of
Chapel Hill High School.
Ellis returns to the district after
working at Wake County Public
Schools as director of middle
She replaces Karla Eanes,
who was recently assigned to the
Instructional Services Division at
Prior to her work in Wake
County, Ellis was the principal of
Culbreth Middle School from July
2003 - January 2007. During her
tenure as principal, she was named
as the 2005-06 Chapel Hill-
Carrboro Principal of the Year.
“I am delighted that we were
able to get Jackie Ellis back to
our district. She was an outstand
ing principal at Culbreth Middle
School, which was excellent prepa
ration for leading Chapel Hill High
School,” said Superintendent Neil
Pedersen in a press release.
NAACP Woman/Man of Year
Banquet to be held Saturday
Northern Orange Branch of
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) will hold its Woman/
Man of the Year Freedom Fund
Banquet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at
the Mt. Zion AME Church.
Dr. Melissa Exum, dean of
students at UNC-CH, will be the
speaker. Tickets cost $25 for adults
and $12.50 for children aged 18
For more information, call 732-
8016 or 732-4993.
Call for candidates for
CHCCS school board election
Four of the seven seats on the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Board of Education will be open on
the Nov. 6 ballot.
Those elected to the seats will
replace current members Jamezetta
Bedford, Elizabeth Carter, Mike
Kelley and Annetta Streater.
Applicants must file to run for
one of the seats from July 6 until
July 20 with the Orange County
Board of Elections and pay a $5
On Tuesday, a lunchtime can
didate orientation will be held in
the Superintendent’s Conference
Room of the Lincoln Center to
familiarize candidates with local
issues in education.
Those interested should con
tact Stephanie Knott, assistant
to the superintendent for com
munity relations, by Friday at
email@example.com or at 867-
8211 ext. 227.
Orange Partnership for kids
receives grant for gardens
The Orange County Partnership
for Young Children was awarded a
two year grant of $51,300 from the
N.C. Health and Wellness Trust
The Partnership will begin
receiving funding on July 1, 2007
and will support the Growing
Healthy Kids Project, which will
address the issue of childhood obe
sity and grow model community
gardens in Carrboro in local pub
lic schools with on-site child care
centers, a community park and a
“Through these community gar
dens, children and families will be
involved in the design and develop
ment of the garden, and have the
opportunity to grow and eat healthy
produce,” a press release states.
-From staff and wire reports
Event brings in
cash for charity
BY JENNIFER L. DURHAM
Waiting in line to add mustard
and ketchup to his hotdog, 6-year
old Derrik Moore was part of some
thing larger than he was aware of.
“I’m looking forward to eating
hotdogs and playing hide-and
seek,” Moore said simply.
But he was one of hundreds
of attendees celebrating the lib
eration of slaves at Chapel Hill’s
first Juneteenth celebration on
Saturday at the Lincoln Center and
Pine Knolls Community Center.
Originally observed June 19,1865
in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth hon
ors the day that Union troops seized
possession of Galveston and began
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Firefighters are mourning the loss of nine rescuers from Charleston, S.C., during International Fire and EMS Safety Stand Down week,
which emphasizes eliminating firefighting deaths and is dedicated to proper training and equipment to ensure the safety of rescuers.
Safety week marred by death
Local firefighters mourn fallen colleagues
BY TRACEY THERET
Concern about the risk firefighters and
emergency workers face every day was mag
nified with the death of nine Charleston, S.C.,
firefighters Monday during International Fire
and EMS Safety Stand Down week.
“It makes you think about your job more,”
said Chapel Hill fire engine operator Steve
Green, wearing a black mourning ribbon
over his firefighter badge.
“They were expecting to come home after
work just like we do every day,” Green said
about the firefighters who were killed when the
roof of a burning furniture store collapsed.
The accident occurred at the beginning of
The Stand Down, which is a week dedicated
to proper training and equipage of firefight
ers and emergency medical technicians to
respond to, mitigate and return home safely
from an emergency.
With this year’s theme of“ Ready to Respond,”
fire crews across the country are reviewing
safety policies and operational procedures and
ensuring equipment is functional.
“We have to get to a scene quickly, but if we
Reading between the curves
BY TRACEY THERET
What began as a personal blog
about sex and relationships quickly
kick-started a career for Brooklyn
native Audacia Ray.
Three years after launching
WakingVixen.com, which Ray
intended on utilizing as a documen
tation of her work in female sexual
ity, she will come to Franklin Street’s
Internationalist Books tonight to
give a lecture and sign copies of her
new book, “Naked on the Internet:
Hookups, Downloads and Cashing
in on Internet Sexploration.”
The book is a guide to the ways
women use, experience and cash in
on the Internet, as well as a criti
cal analysis of the empowering and
oppressive aspects of these experi
ences, according to a press release.
“It grew out of work I was doing
and personal experience,” Ray said.
“There was a two-prong
approach to it it was a personal
interest of mine and an academic
interest of what the Internet means
in women’s sexuality.”
Ray, who has a bachelor’s degree
in Cultural Studies from Eugene
Lang College and a master’s degree
in American Studies from Columbia
University, started working as a
to enforce emancipation laws.
At this year’s Juneteenth cele
bration in Chapel Hill, volunteers
were hoping to raise $15,000 for
the construction of a Boys & Girls
Club for Orange County.
Charles Lyons, executive direc
tor of Durham’s chapter, said the
organization gives children some
thing to strive for.
“Eighty-five percent of children
who stay with the program move
on to bigger and better things such
as professional jobs, school, or the
military. It ultimately keeps them off
the street,” Lyons said.
“I was raised in this particular
area and I’m here to give my support
today because there’s never been
anything like this in our area”
Organizers, volunteers and
other contributors had high expec-
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don’t get there safely, we’re not much help
to people who need emergency assistance,”
Chapel Hill Police Chief Dan Jones said.
Shawn Stokes, assistant to the executive
director of the International Association of
Fire Chiefs —one of the weeks’ sponsors
said the theme means, “doing everything you
can before get the emergency call so you can
control the variables you have command of”
Stokes said Safety Stand Down was start
ed in 2005 after statistics showed that in the
first third of the year, the United States lost
50 firefighters in on-duty fatalities.
“It put us on a path for 150 in a year,”
Stokes said. “It was felt that something
needed to be done to bring awareness to fire
Since 2005, North Carolina has expe
rienced 16 on-duty firefighter fatalities,
according to the N.C. Office of State Fire
Marshall. Orange County has experienced
none since at least 1998.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration,
about 100 firefighters are killed on-duty
throughout the country each year, with the
latest figure at 102 for the year 2000.
IF YOU GO
Time: 7 p.m. today
Location: Internationalist Books,
405 W. Franklin St.
researcher at New York’s Museum of
Sex during her senior year in under
graduate school. She is also executive
director for a magazine by and for
adult film workers called “Spread.”
She said she became interested
in female sexuality in college, a
point in her life where she was too
shy to explore her own sexuality so
she studied it instead.
For the book, Ray interviewed
80 women about their uses for the
Internet, with topics ranging from
researching health information to
online dating to making their own
“The Internet creates lots of
opportunities for women to explore
sexuality and connect with other
people,” Ray said.
Ray gave the personal example of
a trip she made to North Carolina
last year as a result of online net
A representative from the
Hillsborough-based Adam & Eve,
an adult film production company,
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Dr. Ted Parrish, of N.C. Central University, delivers the introductory
speech for Chapel Hill's first Juneteenth celebration of emancipation.
In 1999, U.S. firefighters suffered 88,500
reported injuries while on duty, with 7 percent
accounted for while responding to or return
ing from emergencies, according to USFA.
“Driving to an emergency is inherently
dangerous, trying to get people out of the
way, and you run an increased risk of getting
into an accident” Stokes said.
Jamie Joseph, fire training coordinator
for Orange County Emergency Management
said a large focus of the week’s local events
will be on safe transportation to and from
Many local fire department officials said
the accident that killed the nine Charleston
firefighters emphasized the themes behind
Safety Stand Down week.
“When one of us dies, it’s rough on all of
us,” said David Sasser, a Chapel Hill fire engine
But Stokes said there are no lessons to be
learned from the Charleston accident, as it
appears firefighters followed protocol.
Stokes said, “It serves as a grim reminder
of the dangers of the job and why we need
to stand down.”
Contact the City Editor
ity through her
contacted Ray after reading her
blog and asked her if she had con
sidered directing an adult film.
Ray accepted, and a year later
“The Bi Apple” —a film she wrote,
directed and produced has
become a best-seller for Adam and
Eve and won “Hottest Bisexual Sex
Scene” at the 2007 Feminist Pom
Awards in Toronto.
Ray said immediately following
the release of her film, she started
writing “Naked on the Internet.”
Ray said that although the book
focuses on women and their expe
riences, men often show up at her
lectures and book signings among a
diverse audience of women ranging
in ages and Internet experience.
“I think it’s been very valuable
for men who have read the book,”
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designer style locally
BY ALEXANDRIA SHEALY
Straight off the covers of fashion
magazines and New York runways,
this summer’s hottest trends can be
found right on Franklin Street.
And there isn’t just one place to
find these hot commodities.
Apple Boutique, Modem Times
and Uniquities all located less
than a mile from each other offer
anything from jewelry to winter
coats and at prices that span an
even wider range.
While these high-end boutiques
might seem a little pricey for those
on a tight budget, each store has its
own unique selection of women’s
clothing, with items available for
even the die-hard spendthrift.
“If there’s a girl who wants
designer jeans, she’s going to find
the money to spend on them.
Period,” said Julie Jennings, owner
of Uniquities, which has been a
part of the Franklin St. shopping
experience since 1992.
“There’s no reason you can’t mix
in Target or Old Navy,” Jennings
“But if she wants a pair of‘Seven’
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
kicked off early
BY DAVE PEARSON
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The 2008 presidential campaign
is under way, and candidates are
intent on making the most of each
remaining day all 501 of them.
Record levels of campaign
spending, earlier primary elec
tion dates and the likelihood of
this being the first time the United
States elects a woman or a black
man as president have given rise to
the discussion of how much cam
paigning is too much.
According to the Federal
Election Commission, a total of
$34,619,463 was raised by March
31, 2003 by Democratic presiden
In contrast, Democratic can
didates have raised $95,238,827
by the same date in 2007. Hillary
Clinton’s campaign alone has raised
more than $36 million.
Michelle Ryan, a FEC spokes
woman, said this election cycle
has seen the earliest announce
ments by candidates running for
Brooke Buchanan, spokeswom
an for the campaign of Sen. John
McCain, R-Ariz., said that this elec
tion has definitely started sooner
and that each state is important.
“I don’t think we’ve made it to
Hawaii yet,” Buchanan said.
Buchanan said McCain wasn’t
the highest earning candidate dur
ing the year’s first quarter, but said
he had the most contributors of
any Republican candidate.
Considering that The
Washington Post lists 23 declared
and potential candidates from the
Republican and Democratic par
ties, Buchanan’s assertion is sig
The McCain campaign is
requesting donors send contribu
tions of $3 by June 30, the end
of the second quarter, in order to
reach their goal of $3 million.
“Any amount helps and we really
appreciate it,” Buchanan said.
Several issues, such as the war in
Iraq and immigration, are talking
points for every candidate. Other
topics, however, are more identified
with individual candidates, such
as John Edwards’ “Two Americas”
and Dennis Kucinich’s stance on
national health care.
Another facet of the upcoming
election is the competition between
states to hold their primary elec
tions earlier in the year.
Kerra Bolton, communications
director for the N.C. Democratic
Party said they do not get involved
until after the primary elec
tion, which the N.C. General
Assembly might move from May
New Hampshire, lowa and
South Carolina have traditionally
been early indicators of how the
rest of the country will vote, and
these states have changed the date
of their elections to maintain their
“Obviously, every campaign
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jeans, she’s going to buy them.”
Jennings’ Franklin St. store is
probably best known for its wide
selection of designer jeans, which
start around $l4O. Seven for all
Mankind, a popular brand, is sold
in wide variety at the store.
“We choose things that are going
to be popular,” Jennings said.
“There are certain things that
are universal about trends in fash
While Jennings’ store might boast
the largest selection of jeans around,
other similar stores target different
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