Utyr Sailii (Ear Heel
The University and Towns
String Quartet Slated
To Perform at UNC
The Shanghai String Quartet will
play works by Beethoven, Liebermann
and Ravel in Hill Hall at 8 p.m. Feb. 19.
The group has performed at music
venues such as Carnegie Hall, the
Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival
and on its “Great Performances” PBS
The concert will honor William S.
Newman, pianist and distinguished
music professor at UNC-Chapel Hill
Tickets are sl2 for adults, $lO for
senior citizens and $5 for students,
available in 105 Hill Hall or at the
Professor to Lecture
At Retirement Home
Fred Spielmann, professor in anes
thesiology, will lecture on “An
Illustrated History of Pain Control” at
Carolina Meadows, a continuing care
and retirement community.
The lecture is one of five given this
month in the Research Triangle Park
area by UNC-CH professors.
All lectures are free and open to the
public except those for Peer learning, a
group of intellectually active retirees.
Anyone wishing to join the group
may do so atthe lectures for a fee of $25.
Carolina Meadows is located at 139
Whippoorwill Lane in Chapel Hill. For
more information, contact Martin
Green at (919) 968-1654.
WUNC-FM to Present
WUNC-FM will present the spring
concert of its Composers-in-Context
Series at 8 p.m. March 4 at the N.C.
Museum of Art in Raleigh.
The concert will be recorded live for
broadcast on WUNC-FM.
Tickets are available from the muse
um box office. They cost $6 for gener
al admission, $5 for museum members
and are free for students.
Tickets may be purchased by calling
The concert will feature the Ciompi
Quartet, pianist Jane Hawkins and guest
composer J. Mark Scearce, who is cur
rently Meet-the-Composer Resident in
Dinner at High School
The East Chapel Hill High School
minority support group will host the
Annual Unity Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8
Each family should bring a dessert
that represents its culture. To RSVP, call
Yvonne Ware at 969-2482 ext. 383.
For Volunteer Coaches
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks
department is accepting applications for
volunteer coaches for the 2000 Youth
Field Hockey League.
Coaches must demonstrate the abili
ty to communicate affectively with play
ers, parents, and Recreation
Department staff and be able to teach
proper playing skills and fundamentals.
For more information, contact the
Recreation Department at 968-7703.
Cancer Support Center
To Give Presentation
The Cornucopia House Cancer
Center will host a video presentation at
7 p.m. Feb. 22.
The video gives oral histories of five
people who have experienced the death
of a family member and is designed to
be a teaching tool for families.
The interviews deal with several top
ics including caretaking decisions and
The presentation is free and will be
held at the Cornucopia House Cancer
Support Center at 1777 15-501 Bypass,
Forum One Building, Suite 104. For
additional information, call 967-8842.
To Present Art Shows
The Women’s Center in Chapel Hill
will hold its annual art show entitled
“Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s
Hands” at the George Watts Hill Alumni
Center on the University campus.
The opening night preview party will
be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The party offers the first opportuni
ty' to view and purchase art work by
Katharine Whalen of the Squirrel Nut
Tickets cost $75. A luncheon will also
be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 25. For addi
tional information, call 968-4610.
From Staff Reports
2 RHA Candidates
Await Final Results
By Derick Mattern
Robin Yamakawa was only one vote
ahead of her opponent Gaffney Gunter
early this morning in the Residence Hall
Association presidential race when the
Elections Board announced that final
results would be revealed later today.
According to unofficial numbers,
Yamakawa had four votes to Gunter’s
All seven of the votes were cast at
Berryhill Hall, near UNC Hospitals.
Although ballots from the School of
Law were counted, no votes were cast
there for the RHA presidency.
The candidates said they were disap
pointed they did not know the results,
but would be patient.
“I feel bad for the Elections Board
because they always have such bad
luck,” Gunter said. “I kind of expected
something to happen.
“I'm going to go back and go to bed
Yamakawa also downplayed the dis
“It’s the same feeling 1 have had for
the past two weeks,” she said.
“I’m ready to hear, but 1 understand
(the board’s difficulties).”
Neither of the candidates said they
thought the early results were definitive.
GPSF write-in candidate Thad Woody talks
with his campaign manager in a side hallway.
First Vote Still Out on Senior Class Candidates
By Matthew Smith
The race is still wide open for the five pairs of candidates
running for senior class officer positions.
As of press time, the only two districts reporting results,
Berryhill Hall and the School of Law, reported no eligible
votes for senior class president.
Going into election night, Jason Cowley and Sherilynn
Black had won the coveted endorsements by the Biack
Student Movement and The Daily Tar Heel with a campaign
they said focused on diversity, service, feasible senior gift ideas
and a senior Olympics where UNC and Duke University
seniors could go head-to-head in games and activities.
Despite their endorsements, Cowley said he was nervous
as the earliest returns began to trickle in. All of the senior class
candidates, including Cowley and Black, were in and out of
Sittcrson Hall for short periods during most of the night.
No senior class candidates were available for comment on
the delayed returns.
Other candidate teams in the race are Robinson Hogue
and Scott Washington, Joy Ganes and Sarath Kolluru, David
Beyer and Godwin Ogunmefun and Jen Santhouse andjames
Hogue and Washington, whose motto was “Concrete,
Practical, Measurable,” said they ran a campaign focused on
educating seniors about requirements, diversity and helping
seniors to launch their careers via a senior Web page that
would allow students to submit resumes online. “I am too
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District 4 (1 seat)
Sarah Tully Miller
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“I don’t have a
clue (about who
will win),” Gunter
“Four to three
can’t really tell you
The low num
ber of votes was
no surprise to
because of the
places polled,” she
said. “There aren’t many residence hall
Yamakawa said that although she was
the leader in the race, she did not know
whether she had won yet.
“Gunter’s definitely been working
hard,” she said.
“I guess we’ll have to see tomorrow.”
Gunter and Yamakawa made brief
appearances at the elections headquar
ters in Sitterson Hall, awaiting voting
results. They both said they had laid low
on election day.
Yamakaw'a said she talked to a few
people about her campaign, and Gunter
handed out fliers on South Campus to
drum up votes.
As Student Television covered the
election announcements, candidates
and their supporters waited five hours to
Woody Leads Write-Ins for GPSF
By Arman Anvari
Graduate and Professional Student
Federation president write-in candidate Thad
Woody will have to wait until sometime today
to find out if he nabbed the post.
But he seemed confident after preliminary
returns from a pair of polling sites early this
Woody, a second-year law student, received
196 out of about 210 write-in votes cast at
Berryhill Hall and the School of Law, the major
graduate campus voting venues.
Many student government candidates
endured tension and bitter feelings toward
Elections Board representatives in Sitterson
Hall, but Woody and his entourage were rela
tively at ease.
“(My campaign staff and I) came earlier, and
we thought things were just a bit out of control
so we left and got some dinner and came back,”
“We really couldn’t get into the room.
(Student Television) wouldn’t let my friends in.”
The first write-in candidate mentioned from
Berryhill Hall’s results was mid-20th century
Communist revolutionary Che Guevera, who
tired to be (talking about the race) right now,” Hogue said.
“I have been working on this for the last two weeks."
Washington said he was not worried about the election
results. “I’m not nervous,” he said.
“I was nervous for the last two weeks. Now it is in the
hands of the voters.”
Ganes and Kolluru ran on a three
part platform focusing on service, self
service and their service to all seniors.
They said they hoped to help donate
$2,001 to the UNC Dance Marathon,
help educate underclassmen about
senior’s majors, have senior blocks at
football games, have a senior apathy day
for seniors to kick back and relax, as well
as help promote a more diverse faculty
and expand on Web pages.
Beyer and Ogunmefun also said they
ran a practical campaign focusing on
helping UNC seniors upon graduation,
largely via an electronic newsletter
informing students of happenings at
University Career Services.
Santhouse and Hampton, who hoped
to bring the feeling of high school’s
senior year to UNC seniors, also said
they campaigned for an advanced inter
active Web site where issues could be
debated and ideas exchanged. In addi-
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District 8 (2 seats)
District 9 (2 seats)
Robert Joseph Sullivan
District to (1 seat)
John Philip Clark
Heather Marie Yandow
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John Michael Vollmer
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Residence Hall Association presidential candidate Robin Yamakawa chats with a Student Television interviewer
Tuesday night. Yamakawa has won all endorsements so far in the race.
hear the results before being told that
the Elections Board would not release
them that night.
“This is crazy. People are out there
getting excited,” Gunter said.
In her interview with STV during the
frustrating wait for the results which
never came, Yamakawa emphasized the
fire safety issues in her platform.
“I think it’s important for residents to
realize it’s their responsibility to get out
of the building,” she said.
“Fire safety is not a laughing matter.”
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Senior class vice presidential candidate Sherilynn Black sits patiently
and awaits election results.
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District 13 (2 seats)
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District 14 (1 seat)
Kia Narissa Scott
District 15 (1 seat)
District 16 (3 seats)
Yamakawa added that although she
would focus on fire safety education, she
would not be opposed to stiffer penalties
for people who pulled false alarms.
Yamakawa’s platform stated she
would work for the members of RHA
by increasing campus visibility, becom
ing more accessible to students and bet
ter voicing their concerns.
She also said one of her main goals
was to create a link on the UNC Web
site that would directly take the student
to the RHA Web site.
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was then followed by sev
eral other obscure write-in
“Every office has a lot
of write-in candidates in a
general election,” said
present GPSF President
“GPSF will probably
have a few more because
there was nobody on the
ballot, but it doesn’t mat-
ter. People like to write their friends in.”
During the last 10 years, only Conner’s
GPSF victory in 1999 was a contested race.
Every other year, there has been either one or
no candidates for GPSF.
Woody served as senior class president in 1996
and served two consecutive terms in Student
Congress. He said his lobbying experience with
University administrators and the N.C. General
Assembly would be valuable in battling issues
such as the tuition increase.
“I think Thad will do a great job,” Conner
said. “He has a lot of experience here in Chapel
Hill, and I think he has great desire to serve the
“He has a good track record of being a
tion to plans for advancing service and diversity', they want
ed to create a Senior C-TOPS to help seniors on the road to
life after their years at UNC.
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District 17 (2 seats)
District 18 (3 seats)
District 19 (2 seats)
District 20 (1 seat)
Alexandra (Alex) Fleming Bell
Wednesday, February 16, 2000
Both candidates stressed local gov
ernment in their platforms and cited
experience as the their most valuable
Gunter’s platform stressed the impor
tance of building enthusiasm among
It also included the expansion of pro
grams for athletic, educational, cultural,
service and social programming.
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strong, productive public official when he was
senior class president and as a member of
Student Congress as an undergrad.”
Woody said he would also work with officials
to coordinate better campus support for child
He joined the race as a write-in candidate
after Matt Bouchard, a second-year law' student;
withdrew two weeks ago for personal reasons
and concern about the time commitment
involved with the post.
“I think I,ee (Conner) worked his tail off this
year for graduate and professional students,”
“There are some big shoes to fill. He has
some issues that I don’t think are finalized and
-with his administration that I’ll cer
tainly want to carry on.”
Woody received 49 write-in votes at
Berryhill Hall and 147 at the law school.
“The most important thing about Thad is his
love for the University,” Conner said.
“Asa former undergrad he clearly loves this
school and wants to do great things, and I think
that will carry him a long way.”
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President & Vice
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Jason Cowley &
Joy Ganes &
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District 22 (Iseat)
District 23 (1 seat)
Anthony Lee Larson
District 24 (1 seat)
District 25 (1 seat)
District 26 (1 seat)