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Easley, Vinroot Wrangle Over Issues
By Jennifer Samuels
RALEIGH - The two leading N.C.
gubernatorial candidates traded barbs
Thursday night about campaign issues
tion and political
Richard Vinroot and Democrat Mike
Easley debated for the second time in the
House Chamber of the Old State Capitol,
while about 20 Libertarians gathered out
side to protest their candidate’s exclusion
frpm the debate.
■L, The debate, which aired live on televi
sion stations statewide, was organized by
WTVD Channel 11 in Durham and Your
Some bars plan to use the
end to daylight-saving time
this weekend to serve
drinks for an extra hour.
By Kim Perry
Sunday at 2 a.m. marks the end of
daylight-saving time, but setting the
clocks back one hour might give people
more than just an extra hour of sleep.
The time change gives local bars and
clubs the opportunity to stay open and
serve alcohol for an extra hour as well
N.C. state law prohibits establish
ments from selling alcoholic beverages
after 2 a.m. But because daylight-saving
time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday
and clocks are turned back one hour,
bars and night clubs technically have
one more hour to serve drinks.
“It depends when the clocks get
turned back,” said Mike Shepherd,
owner of Goodfellows. “We will be serv
ing until 2 a.m. (after the clocks have
changed) unless the law enforcement
officials discourage it.”
Shepherd said the question of
whether bars are legally allowed to
serve alcohol after the time change has
been discussed at several Alcohol Law
Enforcement meetings, but no clear-cut
answers have been given.
Doyle Alley, director of permits for
the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control
Commission, said bars and clubs tech
nically can serve alcohol once the
clocks have changed back without
breaking the law. “We abide by what
has been determined to be the official
time,” he said. “If the clocks are moved
back, that theoretically provides an
additional hour (to serve alcohol).”
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Voice, Your Vote, a statewide media coali
tion created to determine which issues are
most important to voters. The event was
styled like a town meeting, similar to the
third presidential debate on OcL 17.
Questions from the audience of about
100 people ranged from education
reforms to legalizing same-sex marriages
- an issue both candidates opposed.
Vinroot compared his programs to
those of Republican presidential candi
date George W. Bush, while equating
Easley’s with those of Democrat presi
dential candidate A1 Gore. But Easley
said his plans were his own - not Gore’s.
It became evident during the debate
that the two candidates felt strongly
about their differences.
When asked how they would decrease
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Don Korem demonstrates the power of visual and verbal manipulation in evoking emotional responses with a magic trick
Thursday night in the Great Hall during his talk "Lies, Cons and the Truth," which was sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ.
Speaker Explains Visual Deception
By Daniel Thigpen
Dan Korem’s career has evolved from per
forming magic tricks to interviewing cult lead
ers to developing innovative profiling systems
for the FBI.
UNC students witnessed Korem, who calls
himself an investigative journalist and docu
mentary producer, translate his professional
experience into real-world applications
Thursday night during his lecture “lies, Cons
and the Truth.” The presentation was spon
sored by Campus Crusade for Christ.
Korem captivated the audience in the
almost-full Great Hall and opened the show by
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
the achievement gap between black and
white students, both Easley and Vinroot
grabbed at the chance to discuss their
plans for education reform.
Easley emphasized his desire to
reduce class sizes, especially in grades
K-3. He also expressed disapproval of
Vinroot’s school voucher plan. “I want
(people) to get their money’s worth out
of the public school system,” he said.
But Vinroot stressed the potential of
school vouchers, citing Florida’s vouch
er system, established by Gov. Jeb Bush,
as a successful example. Vinroot also
reiterated his plan to test all teachers and
pay them based on merit, not tenure.
“The number one ingredient for good
education is good teachers.”
It toolc a question about mudslinging to
performing basic, card .tricks on randomly
selected audience members. He used the tricks
to outline his theories on deception and manip
ulation. “The very best deception is where you
exert just enough influence on someone so they
deceive themselves,” he said.
Korem explained the audience’s laughter
that followed the visually deceptive tricks. “You
laughed because of the way the brain is hard
wired,” he said. “When you see something, it
translates into an emotive response.”
Visual deception is most commonly used
today by cult leaders, dictators and gang mem
bers to control people, Korem said. “You go out
onto the streets with these gangs, and you notice
(they) like to use visuals to cause people to react
Local Classes to Celebrate Day of the Dead
By Kentia Etheridge
As children get ready to celebrate
Halloween, students at Carrboro
Elementary School are getting a chance
to learn about and participate in anoth
Janet Davis-Castro’s third-, fourth
and fifth-grade Spanish classes will be
celebrating the Day of the Dead as part
of their study of the Spanish language
and its culture. The fifth-grade class
made an altar that resembles those
made in Central America and Mexico.
“It is a holiday in Mexico and Central
America,” Davis-Castro said. “It is a
unique blend of North American and
bring out the candidates’ claws. Vinroot
accused Easley of initiating negative cam
paigning in July and of misleading voters.
“I suggest we stick to the facts,” he said
Easley, however, denied producing any
negative ads, saying he focuses on issues
instead of his opponent’s weaknesses.
As the candidates bickered back and
forth, a group of about 20 sign-waving pro
testers supporting Libertarian gubernator
ial candidate Barbara Howe were outside.
Howe was barred from participating
in the debate due to low poll numbers.
She also said she was denied a seat in
the audience due to organizers’ fears
that she would be a distraction.
Howe expressed her frustration at her
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out of emotions,” he said.
Korem said world leaders such as Saddam
Hussein use immense portraits to invoke fear in
their people, which he said is the easiest way to
control people’s wills. “The response is, no
one’s going to question you,” he said.
He also said sex and violence are prominent
on television because they are an easy way to get
the audience to react emotionally and purchase
products. “A practical application is to watch less,
Korem provided a method for resisting
deception. “You’ve got to love the truth more
than you fear the pain,” he said. “If you don’t,
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Catholic customs. It basically remem
bers those that have died, family or close
The Day of the Dead, which is cele
brated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, started
when the Spanish first converted the
Aztecs to Catholicism. The Spanish
incorporated the ancient rituals of the
Aztecs with the Catholic holiday of All
Souls Day, in an effort to appease the
newly converted Aztecs. The Spanish
designated Nov. 2 as the day for the
Aztecs to celebrate their customs.
Traditionally, in celebration of the Day
of the Dead, altars are placed in the home
in honor of dead relatives. Food for the
spirit, flower arrangements and other
mementos are placed on the altar in honor
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Republican candidate Richard Vinroot (right) answers a question during
a gubernatorial debate between him and Mike Easley on Thursday night.
3rd Parties Focus
Public on Issues,
Some Democratic supporters worry that the
success of outspoken Green Party candidate
Ralph Nader could take votes from Al Gore.
By Alex Kaplun
Assistant State & National Editor
Even though the two major-party presidential candidates -
Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore - have
received the most attention during this campaign season, they
are not the only candidates with dreams of the Oval Office.
While voters in North Carolina will see
only four presidential candidates on their
election ballots - Bush, Gore, Libertarian
Party candidate Harry Browne and
Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan -some states will have
a double-digit total of candidates on election ballots.
But the one third-party candidate whom political pundits
say might impact Election Day’s outcome is Green Party can
didate Ralph Nader, who is absent from N.C. ballots.
An Oct. 25 CNN/USA Today/Gallup tracking poll showed
Nader with 3 percent of the popular vote and Buchanan with
1 percent. But political pundits say, in some states, Nader could
take enough votes from Gore to hand the election to Bush.
“Nader could play a role in states where the races are very
close,” said David Canon, a University of Wisconsin-Madison
political science professor. “Most of the Nader votes are com
ing out of Gore’s pockets.”
But Jake Lewis, Nader’s campaign press secretary, said the
notion that Nader’s votes could cost Gore the election was a
campaign trick put out by Gore’s campaign to encourage voter
turnout for the Democratic candidate.
“The idea that Ralph’s votes are going to come from Gore’s
pockets is a fallacy,” Lewis said. “Nobody is guaranteed a vote;
they have to go out and get it.”
Lewis also emphasized that Nader’s campaign was trying to
reach to non-voters, not to steal votes from other candidates.
After the second presidential debate on Oct. 11, Lewis also
said Nader could have a legitimate shot at winning the elec
tion if he were allowed to participate in the final presidential
debate at Washington University in St. Louis. Nader was not
allowed to participate in any of the debates.
But John Coleman, political science professor at University
of Wisconsin-Madison, said Nader’s campaign was unique in
that he was a recognizable representative of a viable third
party - something that is rare in American politics. He said the
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of deceased family members and friends.
The alter made by Davis-Castro’s fifth
grade class will honor famous deceased
people who have made contributions to
their communities. “It gives them an
opportunity to think about people who
have died and of their contributions.”
Such legendary people as Mother
Teresa, Princess Diana, Babe Ruth and
Martin Luther King were all honored on
the class’ altar.
Students put flowers, pictures and per
sonal trinkets on the altar, and made cards
in honor of the deceased. “We honor them
and what they did,” said Melissa Davis, a
fourth-grader in Davis-Castro’s class.
Alton Cheek, former Guy B. Phillips
Middle School’s principal, also was hon-
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O’ jd on the class’ display. “As educators
we know about it and read about it,” said
Davis-Castro of the former principal’s
death. “It was very personal. The kids
here know about it and heard about it.”
The altar celebrates the lives of the
dead and gives the children a chance to
honor their memory. Despite the holi
day’s focus on death, it is more of a time
for celebration. “It’s not sad, and it’s not
scary,” Davis-Castro said.
Unlike Halloween, the holiday is not
meant to be frightening. Davis-Castro
said she shows the cultural differences
between Halloween and the Day of the
Dead to her students.
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