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Officials Searching for Suspects in CHHS Violence
Bv Kellie Dixon
Assistant City Editor
While police continue to search for
suspects in two acts of violence at a local
high school football game, school offi
cials have opened their doors to help
students cope with the disaste'r.
Panic swept through a crowd at the
Chapel Hill High School homecoming
football game Friday night when gun
shots were reported at 9:30 p.m.
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Pundits: Bush, Gore Should Tweak Debate Styles
By Alex Kaplun
Assistant State & National Editor
After round one of the presidential
debates, political pundits say both can
didates must make several changes in
The two presi-
dential candidates - Democrat A1 Gore
and Republican George W. Bush - met
last week in Boston for the first in a
series of three presidential debates.
Much of the debate revolved around
issues concerning foreign policy, social
security, abortion and education.
The next two debates are set to take
place Wednesday at Wake Forest
University and on Oct. 17 at the
University of Washington in St. Louis.
Georgetown public policy Professor
Colin Campbell, an expert on presiden-
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in the home bleachers received an abra
sive-type wound from an unidentified
projectile around that time, almost 30
minutes after halftime, when a separate
beating sent one 42-year-old man to the
Jane Cousins, Chapel Hill Police
Department spokeswoman, said police
do not know if the incidents are related.
“We have numerous leads we’re
working on,” she said.
But as of Sunday, no suspects were
charged in the incidents.
By Isaac Groves
East Chapel Hill High School cafeteria was
filled with the aroma of spices and sounds of the
bazouki this weekend as visitors to the sixth annu
al St. Barbara’s Greek Festival ate, danced and
spent for a good cause.
The festival, stretching from Friday afternoon to
Sunday night, drew more than 4,000 people in its
first two days alone, with the line for food stretched
almost the full length of the cafeteria on Saturday.
“This is our best festival ever,” said Helen
tial debates, said the first debate
between the two presidential candidates
was a tie, partially because of low expec
tations for Bush.
“It’s almost as if the nation gave Gore
a 10-stroke handicap,” Campbell said.
He added that many people expected
Bush to stumble with names and word
“People were watching Bush very
closely because they thought he’d make
a misstep or two,” Campbell said. “But
that did not happen.”
Baruch College public affairs
Professor David Birdsell - an expert on
presidential debates - echoed
Campbell’s sentiments, saying Bush per
formed well in the debate because he
achieved the low standards that were
expected of him.
“Many feel that Bush cleared his bar,
which was way to low for a presidential
candidate anyway,” Birdsell said.
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Cousins said both victims were treat
ed and released from UNC Hospitals
that same night
Chapel Hill High School Principal
Mary Ann Hardebeck said school offi
cials promptly responded to the situation
and were on hand, starting Sunday from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., to help and provide
information for students or parents.
“We were open as a school to provide
counseling for students who were upset
and wanted information about the inci
dent,” she said.
Paliouras, festival chairwoman.
The festival raised money for anew church
building and other charitable endeavors, such as
the Orange County Red Cross.
St. Barbara’s parish priest Father Andrew said
the festival was so successful because of its new,
larger venue - the festival was formerly held in the
American Legion Hall on Legion Road -and the
lack of competition from other events.
“Last year we were up against the State Fair,”
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But both pundits said that while Gore
displayed superior knowledge of policy,
his presentation hindered his debate
“Gore significandy undermined his
position with off-camera sighing, head
shaking and gesturing,” Birdsell said.
He also added that both candidates
had certain changes they needed to
make for the next two debates.
Birdsell said Gore needs to reduce his
distracting off-camera antics, while Bush
needs to go deeper into his policy pro
He added that in the first debate,
Bush did not follow up on many of his
policy proposals and was reduced to
using words such as “fuzzy math.”
Birdsell also said it is unclear if there
will be any changes in the kind off issues
addressed at the next debate because the
topics of discussion are in the hands of
Hardebeck also said the school would
remain open during regular hours over
the two-day Fall Break period, extend
ing opportunities to residents for infor
mation and support.
“(The staff) planned for how to talk to
students and how to reassure them that
they are safe in our school,” she said.
“We will be providing the teachers with
a packet of information and give stu
dents an opportunity to ask questions.”
Hardebeck, who was present at the
game, said that after the frenzy erupted,
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“In these debates we’re listening to
the moderator’s agenda, not the candi
dates’ agenda,” he said.
But Birdsell said that in the upcoming
debates Gore would like to discuss envi
ronmental issues, while Bush would like
to focus on his proposed tax cuts.
Despite the vast media coverage that
the debates have received, neither pun
dit is sure whether the debates really had
any influence on voters.
Campbell said most people have
already decided which candidate they
will vote for and will not change their
vote simply over what the candidates
said in the debates.
“Everybody is sort of looking for rea
sons that they don’t like the other can
didate,” Campbell said. “I don’t think
the debate moved many people.”
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the event was halted and the stadium
evacuated within 15 minutes.
“I did not hear gunshots, but I
became aware when students ran by me
and they told me they heard gunshots,”
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Superintendent Neil Pedersen said there
was still a question of whether a gun was
shot or not, but said that response to the
shooting situation was forthcoming.
“We are going to review the handling
of larger crowds,” he said. “We’ve had
For Fund Allocations
By Daniel Thigpen
Student leaders are warning UNC’s
various organizations to complete
requests for money from student fees
soon before limited funds are depleted.
Student Body President Brad
Matthews said it is crucial that student
groups make budget requests as soon as
possible. “Do it sooner than later,” he
said. “We can’t
consider a request
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all funds Student
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Congress only has
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at each Student
ing, Matthews said.
said student groups
have little time left
to submit requests.
“There’s more requests for money this
year, but there’s just not enough money to
service all the requests,” Matthews said.
He urged groups to submit their requests
before Congress runs out of money.
Finance Committee Chairman Mark
Townsend said the amount of money
allocated to organizations depends on
the group and how it plans to spend the
money. “Anything that will enhance the
intellectual climate (at UNC) is top pri
ority," Townsend said.
Providing money for an organiza
tion’s phone bills, mail or guest speakers
are high priorities because they are
essential to maintaining intellectual
activity on campus, Townsend said.
Certain requests, such as money to
send students off campus, are not major
considerations, he said.
But it is possible for organizations to
receive funding for off-campus activities,
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larger crowds because the team has
been successful this year. We’re consid
ering walk-through metal detectors.”
Pedersen said officials had trouble
detecting the beating because of the
large crowds near the concession stand.
More than 3,000 people were at the
game, and the stadium allows for 2,000
seated, he said.
“My understanding is there were just
so many people mingling around that
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he said. Carolina Academic Team,
National Society of Black Engineers and
United Nations Organization have all
recently received funding for off-cam
Bharath Parthasarathy, former repre
sentative of District 16, said Student
Body Treasurer Patrick Frye is holding
on-campus organizations to a higher
standard than necessary.
Title 11, Part 11, Article 111, Section 521
F. of the Student Code of Conduct defines
the priorities for funding and states that a
group’s programs created outside the
University need a two-thirds majority
approval of Congress for funding.
Parthasarathy said groups such as
CAT can only prosper through off-cam
pus activities, even though they are
based on campus. For Frye to have these
groups’ funding approved by two-thirds
is unreasonable, and a misinterpretation
of the code, Parthasarathy said.
Frye denied misinterpreting that sec
tion of the code, and said that it explic
itly explains what types of programs are
considered priorities. He said sending
these groups to off-campus events adds
prestige to UNC’s reputation. But he
added that he doesn’t see any benefit.
Whether the group is on campus or not,
its budget requests go through a lengthy
process for evaluation, Townsend said.
Townsend writes each request into a
bill, which then travels through the
Finance Committee and is amended if nec
essary. Organizations receive money if the
bill is approved by Congress. The Finance
Committee meets every other Tuesday,
and organizations must complete their
applications by 5 p.m. the Friday before
each meeting. The next committee meet
ing is scheduled for Tuesday.
Despite budget constraints. Students
for Economic Justice member Todd
Pugatch said the first come, first serve
funding process is fair. “I think since they
have a small amount of money to give, it
makes sense to do it the way they are."
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