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Area Democrats Address Students
By Aimee Brown
In a roomful of Democratic support
ers, local candidates spoke to students at
the Young Democrats “Meet the
Candidates” forum Monday night.
didates for local
office used the
opportunity to come out and speak
directly to students on campaign issues
and the importance of student involve
Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, who
is up for re-election in November, was
the first of the candidates to speak.
Kinnaird spoke of her focus on edu-
Next UNC Provost
Preps for Move,
Feb. 1 Start Date
Robert Shelton, who was officially
approved by the BOG on Oct. 13, says he
is looking forward to his transition to UNC.
By Elizabeth Breyer
Assistant University Editor
UNC’s next provost has 3 1/2 months to resolve all the
issues in his personal and professional life and get ready for
a move across the country.
Although Robert Shelton said he still has innumerable tasks
to complete in his job with the University of CalifOhiia system,
he said he looks forward to his transition
to UNC, where he will take office Feb. 1.
“The chancellor and I talked about the
optimal start date and put the date we
arrived at after our conversation before
the Board of Governors,” he said. “I
know any time you’re recruiting, you
want the person there tomorrow, but
there are always loose ends to be tied up.”
Shelton was approved officially by die
BOG on Oct. 13 after review by the
Board of Trustees and Chancellor James
Moeser. The appointment marked the
end of a nationwide search that began
when Moeser came to campus in August.
Shelton will hold the position of
provost and executive vice chancellor,
making him the head of academic,
administrative and operating affairs at UNC.
Although he has accepted the post officially, he said he has not
yet made his decision public to his colleagues in the UC Office
of the President “We haven’t made the announcement yet - we
need to coordinate it with the folks in Chapel Hill,” he said.
But Shelton said he had left an individual voice-mail message
for each member of the physics department at UC-Davis,
where he is a professor and former chairman of the department
He also broke the news to his three children - prior to the
BOG’s approval, Shelton had only told his wife, Adrian, of the
possible move. “My whole family knows now, and they are all
very excited,” he said.
Shelton said there are a number of tasks left for him to tackle
before he becomes a member of the UNC community. Among
other duties he hoped to see to fruition, he said he would help UC-
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cation and the environment and the
importance of student involvement in
elections. Kinnaird was one of the lead
ing proponents in the creation of the
one-stop voting bill, which allows for
early voting. UNC has a one-stop
polling site at Morehead Planetarium.
Because of her close interaction with
students, Robert Porter, a local
Democratic activist, said: “Students have
no better friend in the Senate than Ellie
Kinnaird. You couldn’t do much better
if you had an actual student in the
Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange, also
spoke on her involvement on issues con
cerning education, child care and men
tal health. She is currendy House co
chairwoman of the Mental Health
A si walked into my poorly lit dorm room Thursday after
/\ noon, I saw the red. blinking No. 1 on my answering
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Wmf / and thank you on behalf of the entire staff to take time out of your two nights
to work out with us.”
The North Carolina basketball program held open tryouts last
A-' Tuesday and Wednesday to give students an opportunity to earn a non
1/ scholarship position on the team. My approach was simple - how many
''V9 people get to say they were cut horn the UNC men's basketball squad?
■I Apparently, at least 20 can now say that. Twenty-one students went to
Wmß the Smith Center over two days to participate in sessions led by Coach Matt
w Doherty’s three assistants - Fred Quartlebaum, Doug Wojcik and Bob
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g ical. There are few things more traumatic than sitting on a cushiony-blue
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'■fc hand. No doctor’s hand touches my cup.
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Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
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Oversight Committee. “Our science and
medical knowledge about mental health
is so far ahead of our public policy,”
County Commissioner Margaret
Brown focused on the importance of
All three candidates agreed that vot
ers know a lot about candidates for pres
ident and governor but are less sure who
to vote for in state and local offices.
But she added that local officials are
often just as significant as national politi
“The rubber hits the road at the coun
ty level,” Brown said.
“This is where you can see if your
public officials really care about people
and will get things done.”
Student representatives for
Democrats Elaine Marshall, candidate
for N.C. secretary of state; Roy Cooper,
candidate for N.C. attorney general; and
Doug Berger, candidate for labor com
missioner, spoke on behalf of these can
Susan Navarro, deputy communica
tions director for Young Democrats, said
she enjoyed both the forum and the
attention that the candidates paid to
issues concerning young people. “I
thought it was really great,” Navarro said.
“It shows that these candidates care a
lot about us, and as a student, that
means a lot to me.”
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Local Police See Rise in Fake Money
By Stephanie Furr
Some area businesses have fallen prey
to an outbreak of counterfeit money that
police officials say could total at least
SI,OOO in confirmed reports.
Last week, Carrboro police received
reports of three different incidents of
counterfeit SSO and $ 100 bills received
by businesses. But officials would not
comment on possible connections
between the crimes.
.And while local law enforcement says
such incidents are rare, state officials say
the use of counterfeit bills is not unusu
al throughout North Carolina.
Food Lion Stores at 104 N.C. 54
reported a counterfeit SIOO bill had
been received between Oct. 13 and Oct.
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Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, speaks to students at the
Young Democrats "Meet the Candidates" forum on Monday night.
15. The bill was discovered and returned
when the store’s earnings were deposit
ed in the bank.
Food Don Stores at 602-A Jones Ferry
Road in Carrboro also reported an inci
dent involving a fake SSO bill received
Tuesday night, which was discovered by
a manager when the bills were counted.
A third incident occurred at Short Stop
Food Mart at 300 W. Main St. in
Carrboro. The clerk reported that last
Wednesday he received a counterfeit $ 100
bill in payment for a cigar and some beer.
Store manager Richard Stinson said
the store usually practiced measures to
prevent accepting counterfeit bills,
including the use of a pen that leaves a
differently colored mark on a real bill
than it would on a fake one.
But Stinson said the store was busy,
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Wednesday: Cloudy, 71
Thursday: Showers, 70
Tuesday, October 24, 2000
The alcohol-related death of
an ASU junior has prompted
no change in system alcohol
abuse prevention programs.
By Rachel Nyden
UNC-system campus administrators
say the recent death of an Appalachian
State University student will not prompt
changes in their alcohol abuse preven
Philip Thompson, a 21-year-old
junior from Charlotte, was found dead
Wednesday by his roommate.
Police reports state that the victim’s
roommate said Thompson consumed a
large quantity of alcohol the night
before he was found dead in his bed -
the night of his 21st birthday.
Thompson was last seen visibly intoxi
cated lying face down in his bed, police
But Dale Kirkley, ASU director of
alcohol and drug assistance programs,
said the school has a number of pro
grams, including speakers, in place to
prevent drug and alcohol abuse.
Kirkley added that ASU officials are
trying to inform the public that most
college students do not consistendy
drink large amounts of alcohol. “This is
extreme behavior only the minority
takes part in,” he said.
But Kirkley said if students do decide
to drink heavily, they should be
informed of the potential risks.
He added that AWARE -a group
that works to prevent substance abuse
on the ASU campus - met Monday and
decided that a town hall-style meeting
will be scheduled sometime in the near
future to talk about alcohol abuse in
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preventing the clerk from marking the
bill until after the suspect had a chance
to get away. “All you can do is be as care
ful as possible; that’s with any business,”
he said. “There’s so many ways they are
doing it now, you can’t always tell.”
Capt. Joel Booker of the Carrboro
Police Department said that in all cur
rency matters, the Raleigh office of the
U.S. Secret Service must be notified.
Area authorities also are pursuing their
own investigation. “Merchants - people
in business bringing in the money -
need to be aware of it, because it
appears to be disguised well enough that
they could slip up on you,” he said.
Chapel Hill police investigator John
Moore said the department has eight to
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