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Candidates Kick Off Official
BY MARC MCCOLLUM
The election season officially kicked off
Monday when 55 candidates showed up
for a meeting with the Elections Board.
Elections Board Chairwoman Annie
Shuart briefed the candidates on the cam
tions and penal
ties and gave the
ahead” to begin
process for the Feb. 13 elections.
“The Honor Code is in effect for every
thing having to do with this election,”
A1 Calarco, the associate director of
University Housing, came to the meeting
to clarify the policy on campaigning in the
residence halls. He issued a two-page memo
Weekend dates don’t have to break your bank. In fact, from Franklin Street to the
Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill offers plenty of 3^
BY OLIVIA PAGE
Suppose it’s Saturday night and your special some
one has left you a message hinting at the spectacular
date you’ve been planning.
But then you realize that three weeks of book
buying, back-to-school shopping and spring semester
celebrating have left your wallet just a little emptier
You are just about to return the call and suggest
another evening of late-night TV when you realize
there is a way to redeem yourself. A cheap, creative
and romantic alternative to the typical, and somewhat
expensive, dinner-and-a-movie date.
Some students said cheap dates can be even better
because they reflect the interests of those involved.
“My boyfriend and I are really into sports, so we
like to go to the sporting events which are constantly
going on around campus,” said Marissa Tiamfook, a
junior from Charlotte.
“Of course it depends on the season, but we usually
go to a lot of women’s soccer and basketball games,”
she said. “Last weekend we went to a swimming and
diving competition. I had never done that before, and
it was a lot of fun.”
Aside from being inexpensive, sporting events are
also close to home and require no transportation. But
if the prospect of becoming an unofficial Tar Heel
cheerleader isn’t quite what you are looking for, the
lights and sounds of Franklin Street, only a few blocks
away, offer a different brand of amusement.
“There are lots of coffee shops on Franklin Street, ”
said Hannah Auckland, a senior from Southern Pines.
“Going and getting coffee is definitely a cheap but fun
date, especially if you and your date have a lot in
common and can keep the conversation going.”
Campus is Safe
BY ERIC FLACK
As more statistics show Fayetteville
State University to be one of the most
unsafe campuses in the 16-school UNC
system, FSU students and faculty have
come to the defense of their school and of
the campus’ security.
Wayne Hodges, FSU studentbody presi
dent, said FSU’s campus is unquestion
“To me, a safe campus is one in which
a student is safe from harm among other
students,” Hodges said. “I think that we
have a safe campus. I think the student
population feels safe.”
In response to two December shooting
incidents, FSU Chancellor Willis McLeod
sent a letter to FSU students claiming the
school was “one of the safest campuses,
with one of the lowest crime rates in the
entire 16-institution University of North
After some statistics showed FSU to be
one of the most unsafe schools in the UNC
system, McLeod pointed to the crime in
dex. He stated, in a letter, that the crime
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Chapel Hill neighborhood is
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listing where campaign material is allowed
to be posted.
“If it’s on this list, that’s where you can
post, ” Calarco said. “There is a designated
place in each residence hall to post.”
He reminded candidates of the policy
which states that they can only campaign
door to door in residence halls Sunday
through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Campaigning is anything you do to
further yourself in the elections process,”
Calarco urged candidates to respect the
right ofprivacyby not slipping notes under
doors or hanging messages on doorknobs.
He also addressed the conflict that may
arise when resident assistants are running
“They can put their poster of their cam
paign on their door,” he said. “They can’t
put anyone else's poster on their door un
less they put everybody’s poster on their
In fact, most of the more inexpensive dates depend
on lively conversation as the primary entertainment
source of entertainment.
“I think a great cheap date would be to go to Ben
and Jerry’s and buy a pint of ice cream to share,” said
John Hipps, a sophomore from Waynesville. “Then,
after you’ve finally picked out a flavor, you can sit
outside on a bench or cross the street and sit in the
If you are willing to walk a bit further, the top floor
of the Nationsßank parking deck is quiet, usually
private and also offers free music spilling out from the
bars and restaurants nearby.
Those who prefer a more scenic setting can enjoy
the nip in the air while strolling through the N.C.
Botanical Gardens off Laurel Hill Road. The park
includes five acres of cultivated gardens featuring a
large variety of plants native to North Carolina. It is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays until mid-
March and admission is free.
The Botanical Gardens also manage Coker Arbore
tum located right on campus which offers a
nearby rose garden, dirt paths and beautiful green
places for picnicking.
Those who find the idea of a serene picnic unap
pealing sometimes opt for less socially acceptable
activities. One student, who asked to remain anony
mous, said he once broke into Kenan Stadium with his
“The important thing to remember is not to spray
paint ‘I love Angie’ on the walls while you’re there
if you do that, then there could be trouble,” he said.
“Otherwise, it’s a really private and fun way to spend
If participating in activities of questionable legality
or fighting the elements are not your idea of fun, pool
and bowling are less risky options. In addition to
Numbers Contradict Statement
I Some statistics contradict Fayetteville State University
Chanceßor WBlis McLeod's claim about his campus' safety.
Below are figures for on-campus violent and property crimes
per 1,000 enrolled students. When violent crimes are
considered alone, FSU ranks 13th among 16 schools.
On-Campus Violent and Property Crimes per 1,000 Students
1. UNC-Asheville 16.1
2. Winston-Salem State University 17.2
Appalachian State University 17.2
4. Western Carolina University 19.6
5. Pembroke State University 20.6
6. Eastern Caroßna University 22.6
7. UNC-Charlotte 25.5
8. UNC-Greenboro 26
9. N.C. State University 32.1
10. UNC-Wilmington 32.3
11. Fayetteville State University 33.8
12. UNC-Chapel Hill 35
13. Elizabeth City State University 35.3
14. N.C. Agricultural & Technical 40.2
15. N.C. Central University 43.7
16. N.C. School of die Arts 65.3
SOURCE: STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
index supports his claim that FSU’s cam
pus safety is better than average.
The crime index is the combined total of
violent and property crimes on the univer
sity campus. The index listed FSU as 7th
safest in 1994, with 139 reported on-cam
pus crimes. This was considerably less
crime, McLeod noted, than UNC-CH or
I have nothing to say, and I am saying it, and that is poetry.
Chapel Hill, North Caroliaa
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30,1996
Although campaign posters appearing
on bulletin boards in residence halls will
not require a stamp of approval from the
housing department, only one sign per
candidate will be allowed on each board.
Campaign material can be posted on any
door opening to a dorm room on campus if
the occupant puts it there himself.
Shuart told the candidates they would
be required to turn in a financial statement
after the election. The candidates must list
all expenditures, and each has a maximum
amount he is allowed to spend.
“Anyoneand everyone, including write
ins and people who the Daily Tar Heel says
have lost, must turn in a financial state
ment Feb. 14,” Shuart said.
Candidates who have services, such as
printing posters, done for free, must report
every single penny that any Joe would
Coffee houses, such as Judges Coffee Roastery, are just some of the options
for those attempting to date while on a tight budget.
facilities located in the Union basement, Chapel
Hill boasts several pool halls and bowling alleys.
“We go to Massee’s Lounge a lot to play
pool,” Tiamfook said. “The great thing about
that is that there are always coupons for Massee’s
in the class directories or on calendars or what
ever.” Massee’s Lounge is located in the Kroger
Coupons have often been Tiamfook and her
boyfriend’s saving grace, she said.
“There are lots of great coupons everywhere,
you don’t even have to look for them really,” she
said. “We use Yogurt Pump coupons a lot be
cause it makes things really cheap. Another great
thing to do is go dancing with your date on
Ladies’ Night at a local club. That is a deal you
But perhaps the best advice Tiamfook had to
give those dating on a budget was to stay sober.
“Whatever you do, just don’t drink. Then it
will be inexpensive,” she said. “And if you abso
lutely must drink, then buy the alcohol before
hand. Clubs and other places charge you twice as
much as a grocery store.”
7 assure you that FSU
remains one of the safest
campuses with one of the
lowest crime rates in
the entire 16-institution
University of North Carolina.'
In 8 December Letter
N.C. State University, whose 1994 totals
were between 850-870 crimes.
But State Bureau of Investigation statis
tician Julia Nipper said that the crime
index on its own can be misleading. Cam
pus size must be incorporated in order to
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Racing for Money
Jesse Helms and Charles Sanders
are leading the fund raising in the
U.S. Senate race. Page 4
Candidates Running for Student Offices
Student Body President
Senior Class President
Charlie McNairy and Justin Hatty
Katie McNerney and Minesh Mistry
Bryan Pruitt and Josh Eaton
Ladell Robbins and Amelia Bruce
Alex Thrasher and Jenn Marcum
have paid,” Shuart said.
Shuart said all material must be removed
from the campus 96 hours after the elec
tion. “If there is probability beyond a fairly
reasonable doubt that you’ll be in a runoff,
Poet to Speak at May Commencement
BY KATIE TYSON
Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus
Heaney will be the keynote speaker at
commencement exercises May 12.
Heaney, a native of Northern Ireland
and the Boylston Professor ofßhetoric and
Oratory at Harvard University, has been
called the finest poet writing in the English
language today. He won the Nobel Prize in
October for his more than 16 volumes of
poetry and prose, which attempt to soothe
the divisions between Northern Ireland
and the Republic of Ireland.
Chancellor Michael Hooker will pre
side over the ceremony, which will be held
in Kenan Stadium. Heaney, who holds 12
honorary degrees, will receive an honorary
doctorate of letters during the ceremony.
Senior Class officials are excited to have
such a distinguished speaker delivering the
“It’s a once in a lifetime experience for
a graduating class to bring an international
figure to Chapel Hill,” Senior Class Presi
dent Thad Woody said. “Heaney is an
international figure because ofhis compas
sionate works in literature, his dedication
and determination as a professor and his
role as an activist for social change. All
these are things Carolina students strive
Heaney already has a presence on the
University campus. The Rare Book Col-
UNC Dodges Deacs
Freshman Jessica Gaspar scored a
career-high 20 points as UNC won
its sixth conference game. Page 5
Carolina Athletic Association
Residence Hall Association
Graduate and Professsional
Students Federation President
you can keep your stuff up.”
The Elections Board will fine candi
dates $2.50 for each piece of campaign
material and each chalk drawing that re
mains after the deadline.
In fact, she said, those who have been dating
for a while and are completely at a loss for
creative dating ideas can always head to the
nearest 24-hour Harris Teeter.
“One summer my boyfriend and I were both
in summer school here and everything closed
really early so we would go to Harris Teeter and
read all of the magazines, eat the free samples of
cookies and coffee and, ifwewerefeelingparticu
larly industrious, we’d buy some ice cream and
enjoy that,” Tiamfook said. “I wouldn’t try it on
the first date, but believe it or not it can be a lot of
But if a night in the snack aisle isn’t quite your
cup of tea and you’re dying to experience big
screen action, there is hope.
Even if you can’t afford a meal plus the sls to
S2O required for the movie tickets, candy and
drinks, don’t despair.
One option is simply to go out to dinner and
then rent a movie. Cooking your favorite meal
with that special someone and heading to a bar-
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Grammar which kept us allied and at
lection houses a comprehensive collection
ofhis works in the Henry C. Pearson Col
lection, said Charles McNamara, curator
of the Rare Book Collection. The collec
tion features about 450 pieces of Heaney’s
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Windy, rainy; high mid-40s.
Wednesday; Dry, sunny; high
■ ALE said they did not
crack down on bars in
response to the accident.
BY MARY-KATHRYN CRAFT
A Duke University student suffered
minor injuries and was charged with drink
ing violations after she fell down the steps
in front of Players, a Franklin Street bar,
last week. Alcohol Law Enforcement Dis
trict Supervisor John Simmons would not
say the incident led to an increase of ALE
agents in Chapel Hill over the weekend.
Simmons said enforcing drinking laws
in local bars was one of ALE’s biggest
responsibilities, and this weekend was not
a crackdown but simply ALE’s job. “We
want to play an active role in enforcement
of the laws,” he said.
Jane Cousins, spokeswoman for the
Chapel Hill police, said ALE officers
charged the 20-year-old woman with un
derage drinking and possession of a fraudu
lent driver’s license. The woman was at
tending a sorority party, and she came to
Chapel Hill on a Duke sorority-sponsored
bus, Cousins said.
The woman fell while walking down
the steps in front of Players, Cousins said.
She fell down the last four steps and landed
on her face. She was treated for a broken
nose and minor bruises at UNC Hospitals,
Marty Hensley, manager and an owner
of Players, said (lie incident was unfortu
nate, and he plans to work with the ALE in
preventing future incidents.
“I am all behind anything the ALE is
doing to combat underage drinking,”
Simmons said the ALE has an ongoing
program designed to monitor local bars,
and this weekend was business as usual.
“Our goal is to afford (the bars) every
thing they need to know in order to comply
with the laws,” Simmons said. Simmons
did not have exact numbers on citations
given by the ALE this weekend.
Mark Burnett, manager at He’s Not
Here, said the ALE was not doing any
thing especially different in monitoring the
bars. “(The ALE) come out from time to
time,” he said. "This is not anything new.
They are just doing their job."
Burnett said his bar already strictly en
forced underage drinking laws. “We al
ways card,” he said. “We are one of the
toughest places in town.”
The ALE plans to monitor the purchas
ing of alcohol in convenience stores along
with enforcing drinking laws in bars.
Simmons also said they are planning an
other Cops-n-Shops program in the near
fixture. Cops-n-Shops places ALE officers
at some stores to watch for illegal purchase
work donated by Pearson, a UNC alum
nus and friend ofHeaney, McNamara said.
McNamara said Heaney’s visit to UNC
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