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Search Committee Names Final Choice for Provost
BY Elizabeth Breyer
Assistant University Editor
The search for UNO’s next provost
has taken a major -and somewhat
unconventional - step forward as the
search committee submitted the name of
only one candidate to Chancellor James
The 16-member search committee
recommended Robert Shelton, vice
provost for research at the University of
California and professor of physics at the
Students from Wake County
asked political candidates
questions on topics such as
vouchers and uniforms.
By Alex Kaplun
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - In a room full of bal
loons and dozing students, local con
gressional candidates fielded questions
Saturday morning on issues ranging
from education to gun control.
About 50 students from Wake
and high schools
forum, held at the
Exploris Museum in Raleigh. Kids
Voting North Carolina/Wake Forest, an
organization that aims to engage stu
dents in the democratic process, spon
sored the event.
The first forum was between 4th
District candidates - incumbent
Democrat David Price, Republican Jess
Ward and Libertarian Brian Towey.
Orange County is part of the 4th district.
Although many of them were not yet
old enough to vote, students asked sev
eral questions of the candidates.
Jasmine Hodge, a student from East
Wake High School, asked the 4th
District candidates what their stance is
on gun control, specifically when a stu
dent brings a gun to school.
Both Ward and Towey said issues
such as gun control need to be resolved
by local communities. But Price added
that there are several necessary gun
control bills that are being blocked by
Republican leadership in Congress.
Matt Chambers of Fuquay-Varina
High School also asked the candidates
about their stance on school vouchers
A hotly debated issue in this year’s pres
idential and gubernatorial elections.
Price said he is opposed to vouchers,
and Towey said he is in favor of vouch
ers in public schools, but is opposed to
subsidizing private schools. Ward, on
the other hand, said he thinks vouchers
are a potential tool that could level the
playing field for all students.
The candidates then fielded ques
tions concerning zero-tolerance weapon
and drug policies in high schools.
Ward and Towey once again had
nearly identical views on the issue, say
ing it is the responsibility of administra
tors to determine punishment. But Price
said, in many instances, zero tolerance
is an acceptable policy.
One of the few issues the three did
agree on was uniforms in schools. “The
federal government doesn’t have any
thing to do with a school dress code,”
Price said. Towey responded with a sim
ple “ditto” before sitting down.
All three candidates talked about the
country’s future in their closing state
ments, although each focused on differ
ent issues. Price said one of his goals for
the future is to improve educational
quality in the United States. “We have a
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University of Califomia-Davis, for the
post of UNC’s chief academic officer.
The committee originally had planned
to submit three names to Moeser for con
sideration Sept. 15. But Moeser said he
and the committee discussed the situation
and decided that one name- Shelton’s -
would be sufficient “I met with the com
mittee and we reached the conclusion (to
recommend Shelton) joindy,” Moeser
said. “In the discussions, Dr. Shelton was
the clear leader, so we decided to focus
our efforts on him.”
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Laura Gilland (right) and Anna Straughan knead dough for their school's bread sale at the Great Harvest Bread Cos.
Leah Kagan-Reznick adds up a
purchase at the Estes Hill fund-raiser.
Labor Group Gives Nod to Boyd
By Isaac Groves
A group of state employees gathered
at Mama Dip’s Kitchen for a candidates’
breakfast Saturday, where it spotlighted
the candidates it
has endorsed for
seats - including
an unusual and somewhat controversial
The State Employees Association of
North Carolina announced its support
for Republican candidate Bill Boyd over
incumbent Sen. Howard Lee, D-
The association’s president-elect,
Flint M. Benson, said state employees
had not been very vocal in the past and
their support was taken for granted.
“For too long, state representatives
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
decide whether to
accept Shelton as
a candidate. If he
his name will be
forwarded to the
Board of Trustees,
and if they
The committee chose
Area Students Sell Bread
To Raise Needed Dough
By Phil Bailey
First-grader Tess Booker and fifth-grader
Callie Booker stood by Elliot Road on
Sunday with signs reading “Buy Bread
Today - Great Harvest” and “Support Estes
Hills School,” encouraging drivers to come
in and sample fresh bread.
But the sisters weren’t just plugging the
popular Great Harvest Bread Cos. in Village
They were among about a dozen Estes
Hills Elementary School students who won
the “Bakers for a Day” contest, which
have had the attitude that if you talk nice
enough to us, we’ll endorse you,”
Benson said. “But you’ve got to perform
when you get (to the N.C. General
Nominating a Republican is an
unusual move for a labor organization in
a district long known for supporting
Democrats. But many association mem
bers disagree with Lee’s voting record
and his attitude toward state employees.
“We found Mr. Lee not accessible to
working people,” said Kay Hovious,
local association vice chairwoman.
Along with Boyd, the association also
gave endorsements and contributions to
three incumbents - Rep. Verla Insko, D-
Orange, Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange,
and Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange.
Boyd told the sparse audience he is
pleased with the endorsement because
he needs the association’s support to
make the final call.
The next BOT meeting is Thursday,
but Moeser said he plans to submit the
name at the one after that, Nov. 17.
He said the process would now focus
on encouraging Shelton to take the job.
He will visit UNC Thursday with his wife,
staying until Oct 2 for a series of meetings.
“Everything I hear about him is
extremely positive,” Moeser said. “Now,
it’s a matter of recruiting him - I’m opti
mistic we will succeed.”
The recommendation marks the end
allowed them to knead some dough for cus
tomers and make some dough for their
Mark Zimmerman, who owns the bak
ery with his wife, Leslie, said this is the sec
ond year for the event.
The bakery donated its facilities, ingredi
ents and crew for the day to the school fund
raiser. All proceeds, not just the profits, from
the day’s sales will go to the Estes Hills PTA.
The fund-raiser brought in $2,382,
which will be used for more books and
See BAKERS, Page 5
carry the Orange County vote.
Boyd cited access to members of the
assembly as one of the primary reasons
the association chose to support him
over the other candidates.
“(The members) want somebody
who will be open, who will communi
cate with them and they can communi
cate with,” he said. “From what they tell
me, they haven’t found that with Mr.
Association members also discussed
what they claim were inadequate pay
raises given by the General Assembly
The N.C. House of Representatives
passed a payment plan that included a 5
percent raise that the association sup
ported, but the Senate cut it to 4.2 per
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of an intensive national search, which
kicked off in May 1999 when former
Provost Dick Richardson announced his
plan to retire on June 30,2000.
Recendy, four open forums have been
held, bringing the candidates to campus
for quesdon-and-answer sessions.
The other candidates included Paul
Courant of the University of Michigan-
Ann Arbor, Karen Lawrence of the
University of California-Irvine and
William Roper, dean of UNC’s School of
Public Health. Search committee
Former Tar Heel
Ist Gold Medal
Marion Jones won her first gold medal
in the 100-meter dash by one of the largest
winning margins in Olympic history.
The Associated Press
SYDNEY, Australia - Marion Jones had barely finished her
victory lap when Maurice Greene joined her as an Olympic
finally it’s here,” said a sobbingjones, who starred as a colle-
giate athlete at North Carolina and
hopes to win five gold medals in
Her winning margin of 37-hun
dredths of a second over Ekaterini
Thanou of Greece was the second
biggest in Olympic 100-meter history.
Jones had just completed a joyous, playful lap around the
Olympic Stadium, waving small U.S. and Belize flags, when
Greene sped to his gold medal with a time of 9.87 seconds.
Jones’ mother was bom in Belize.
After a false start by Thanou, Jones made up an early deficit
to Jamaica’s Tanya Lawrence and sped past the field to win by
a comfortable margin. Thanou won the silver medal in 11.12
seconds and Lawrence was third in 11.18.
The only bigger winning margin in an Olympic 100-meter
final, either men’s or women’s, was Marjorie Jackson’s win by
.38 over Daphne Hasenjager in 1952.
Jones’ victory was the first step in her quest for five golds.
Only one track athlete, the “Flying Finn” Paavo Nurmi, has
won that many in one Olympics. He did it in Paris 76 years ago.
“It’s nice to have the first one done. I don’t know if it’s going
to be harder or easier (from now on),” she said. “I’ve seen a lot
of Olympic Games, I’ve seen a lot of people cross the (finish)
line, and I was thinking about it
“I was going to cross that line and be a cool cat. I’m going
to run, I’m going to celebrate. Then when you cross that line
and everything all of a sudden just hits you when you realize
that you can be described as an Olympic champion, finally, it
was very emotional."
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DTH KATHERINE EAKER
Paul Nelson of Chapel Hill and GOP N.C. Senate candidate Bill Boyd
talk during a candidate's breakfast on Saturday at Mama Dip's.
Today: Storms, 70
Tuesday: Cloudy, 67
Wednesday: Cloudy, 69
Monday, September 25, 2000
Chairman Jeffrey Houpt told The Daily
Tar Heel last week that the committee
based its decision on review of candidates’
resumes, their performance at the forums
and their administrative capabilities.
But some members of the University
community expressed surprise that the
recommendation was just one name.
Journalism Professor Chuck Stone
said he was pleased with Shelton’s selec
tion, but he wished more names had
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Jones, who as a youngster wrote on a
bedroom blackboard “I want to be an
Olympic champion,” got her wish on a
chilly, windswept Saturday by winning
the women’s 100-meter final in 10.75 sec
One down, four to go.
“It’s been my dream for 19 years, and
Former Tar Heels
Get Their Shot
At Olympic Glory
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