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Arwen Bruner, Sadie Jordan, Michelle Bredehoeft and Ashley Culver wait on Franklin Street for Halloween festivities
to begin. Culver traveled from Winston-Salem to attend the annual holiday bash.
OWASA to implement fee increase today
■ Starting today, water
usage bills will reflect a
3.5 percent increase.
BY ROB NELSON
Starting today, Orange County resi
dents will be paying more for water and
sewage services when a 3.5 percent rate
Carolina Vote Project plans
voter mobilization program
BY MERRITT DEMPSEY
After registering more than2,SOOUNC
students in the past three months, mem
bers of the Carolina Vote Project are now
trying to mobilize those same students
on Election Day.
Similar programs have been organized
in the past, but nothing of the magnitude
of this year’s project, said Kirti Shastri, a
member of the project.
“This is the biggest effort so far we’ve
seen,” Shastri said.
As part of the mobilization effort, the
P2P Xpress will shuttle students in the
General Administration precinct to and
from their pollsite every 20 minutes from
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. That precinct includes
Upper Quad, Lower Quad, and Cobb
and Joiner residence halls. The shuttle
will pick up students at the P2P stop in
front of Lewis Residence Hall.
On Monday and Tuesday, volunteers
will be on campus encouraging students
to vote. Each residence hall will have a
captain who is responsible for informing
voters about their pollsite. About 100
people volunteered, but more are still
“The more people who volunteer, the
more people we know are going to vote, ’’
Student Body President Aaron Nelson
The Orange County Democratic Party
has also volunteered cars and drivers.
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John McEnroe to a fan
The Daily Tar Heel profiles
the candidates for N.C.
Senate and cbmmissioner
of labor. Page 2
increase takes effect.
According to an Orange Water and
Sewer Authority press release, residents
who currently pay approximately $43 a
month will now pay almost $45.
The increase was approved last June
when the OWASA Board of Directors
passed the company’s 1996-97 budget.
OWASA Board Chairman Barry
Jacobs said the increase would allow the
company to maximize its resources. “It
will enable us to maintain high environ
Nelson said student organizations
were putting a great deal of emphasis on
the program because it was important to
let legislators know that students vote
and that they are concerned with politi
“The only way (students will) be lis
tened to is if we show a propensity to
speak,” Nelson said.
Association of Student Governments
President John Dervin said most races
were decided by very few votes. The
margin in the David Price-Fred
Heineman congressional race in 1994
was only 1,200 votes.
"College is often the first time young
people vote, and I think it is important to
begin demonstrating good democratic
behavior,” Shastri said.
Though it is difficult to estimate the
number of UNC students who are regis
tered to vote, it is apparently a large
percentage, Shastri said.
“As we asked students, it seemed like
a lot of students were registered,” Shastri
The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m., but students should expect
to wait in line. “Students should consider
going as early as possible (to avoid long
waits),” Shastri said.
Shastri said lines would probably be
longest during the peak hours of noon to
See POLL SITES, Page 2
UNC tailback Leon Johnson
has rewritten the record books
in his collegiate career. LJ and the
rest of the Tar Heels will look
to nail N.C. State as the Pack comes
to Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
Pick up your copy of The Daily Tar
Heel's Sport Saturday for the
lowdown on the game.
Let it snow
Chapel Hill residents can
sponsor the purchase of
snowflake decorations for
the holiday season. Page 5
mental standards, a high level of service
and sound long-range planning, ” he said.
The revenue brought in from the in
crease will not be going toward a bigger
budget. In fact, this year’s $22.4 million
budget is $1 million less than last year,
OWASA spokesman Vic Simpson said.
The revenue will instead be used to fi
nance OWASA’s SIO.B million capital
“We are always striving to improve
our service,” he said, noting the biggest
BY JESSICA BANOV
He’s doodled cartoons since the age
of 4, sold his first creation at 16 and has
since become a nationally syndicated,
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ning cartoonist. But
Marlette is a sketch
artist for the sake of
Marlette, a political cartoonist and
the creator of the comic strip “Kudzu, ”
is quick to explain why the literal art
istry of cartooning doesn’t interest him.
“Cartooning is really more about
thinking,” Marlette said. “The best
cartoons and caricatures are catching
✓yv, some essence,
✓w, some essence, his daily routine begins at 5 a.m.,
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For the children
Sigma Chi's annual Derby
Days fund-raiser will benefit
the UNC Children's
Hospital. Page 7
Officials reflect on Chapel Hill’s
Halloween happenings, traditions
BY KATE HARRISON
Though most Chapel Hill students
probably cannot imagine a Halloween
night without swarms of people on
Franklin Street, Halloweens before the
approximately 10-year-old tradition be
gan were far from dull.
According to the Nov. 1,1960 issue of
The Daily Tar Heel, students waking up
Halloween morning found a giant pump
kin in place of the usual U.S. flag on the
campus flag pole.
Though the culprits were unknown,
another UNC student was more open
with his Halloween spirit. Jim Coleman
dressed up in a sheet and large pumpkin
head, then ran through the dorms and
ordered his followers to play the tradi
tional holiday games of apple bobbing,
balloon bursting and bottle spinning.
He was welcomed with posted signs
that proclaimed, “Welcome Oh Great
Pumpkin, We believe in You!” and en
couraged him to leave them some candy.
The Nov. 1,1980 edition of the DTH
reported a murderous rumor swept the
project of the year will be the renovation
of ffie Rogerson Drive sewer pump. The
work will increase the sewage pumping
capacity of the plant, which which is the
largest pumping station in Chapel Hill.
Revenue will also be spent on mainte
nance and upgrades on nearly 500 miles
of water and sewer service lines, the con
struction of a 1.5 million gallon water
storage tank and installation of backup
See OWASA, Page 7
about (the subject). ... You under
stand the spirit and something about
them. That’s what cartoons are after,
that kind of essence.”
Marlette, who maintains a home in
Hillsborough, just pub-
fished his newest com
pilation book of car
toons, “I Feel Your
Pain.” He will speak
tonight at a Friends of the Library
dinner at the Carolina Inn and will be
signing his book at the Bull’s Head
Bookshop on Tuesday.
Marlette currently works for New
York Newsday and shuttles back and
forth between New York and North
Carolina. When in North Carolina,
his daily routine begins at 5 a.m.,
and his car- toon
Weekend: Cloudy high 50s.
Haunts from Halloween past
■ 1960s UNC student Jim Coleman proclaimed |
himself The Great Pumpkin and dressed in a fir* OKi
sheet and pumpkin head on Halloween night /
■ The Franklin Street tradition began approximately 10 to 15 years ago.
■ In 1980 a rumor was spread that there would be a mass murder in Winston
Residence Hall. Twenty residents chose to stay elsewhere that Halloween night
campus, alleging that the clairvoyant Jean
Gray had predicted a Halloween night
mass murder in the residence hall of a
large Southern university. The residence
hall’s description supposedly fit the third
floor of Winston Residence Hall exactly.
Though Gray denied ever making such a
claim, 20 of the floor’s 49 residents spent
the night elsewhere.
Though the 29 who remained in their
rooms survived the night, a resident called
police early the next morning with re
ports that a man had been standing out-
Students, faculty protest
delay in instituting major
BY JOHN SWEENEY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Supporters of an environmental stud
ies major at UNC gathered on the steps of
South Building on Thursday to protest
repeated delays in the establishment of
Both Chancellor Michael Hooker and
Doug Marlette, who works in Hillsborough and New York, has gained a
national reputation for his political cartoons and his comic strip, "Kudzu."
of the day is normally complete by 8
a.m. After that, the “Kudzu” creating
’ frenetic lifestyle
does not seem to
“There’s no balance about it. You
remain unbalanced and that helps you
as a cartoonist,” Marlette said. “After
20 years, if you practice anything,
it’s hard to get worse at it.”
Marlette said he had reached a
. point of efficiency with his draw
ing, and that his
comic strip came to
“It used to take
hours when I was
starting, and now
I’m more fo
said. “It’s a very
. focused free asso-
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side screaming, “You’re gonna die to
night!” The man was never caught.
Perhaps not all Halloweens were so
eventful, however. Chapel Hill Mayor
Rosemary Waldorf, who attended UNC
for both undergraduate and graduate
school in the 19705, said she couldn’t
recall much Halloween excitement.
“I must have been a social drag, be
cause I just don’t remember going to any
Halloween parties,” she said. She said
See HALLOWEEN, Page 4
members of the faculty have publicly
stated their support for the program,
which would cut across normal divisions
between schools and departments.
But Douglas Crawford-Brown, direc
tor of the environmental sciences and
engineering program, said deans in sev-
See PROTEST, Page 4
ciation, and free association with a
kind of a purpose trying to find an
analogy or a metaphor for a visual.”
It’s these instinctive representations
that make his cartoons appealing, said
Ted Teague, Marlette’s publisher.
“His cartoons really work because
they’re instant," Teague said. “Some
cartoons you have to read through, but
with Doug, it’s there. Boom.”
Teague said Marlette’s images were
sometimes more powerful than words.
“The image strikes you at a basic,
primitive and often shocking level,”
Teague said. “They reach emotions
that words simply can’t.”
Marlette said he tried to be natural
when conjuring up cartoons so as not
to affect the reader’s ability to enter
“You want there to be no interfer
ence in your idea from that impulse of
See MARLETTE, Page 2