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Ballots To Lack GPSF Presidential Candidate
A former GPSF president
said students might be
reluctant to run due to the
required time commitment.
By Kyra Eide
There will be no candidates listed for
the role of Graduate and Professional
Student Federation president in student
elections on Feb. 13, but the current
office holder is confident someone will
step up to fill his shoes.
Board of Elections Chairman Jeremy
Tuchmayer said if a write-in candidate
does not come through and the office is
left unfilled, there would have to be a
special election called by Student Body
President Brad Matthews.
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The Artist's Escape owner Joey Calderone shares a laugh with UNC students Sarah Glover and Jennifer Han.
The three took a break from planning a date auction being held there Saturday night.
Proposed Lottery Bill
Divides N.C. House
By Ben DeSantis
The first bill introduced to the 144th
session of the N.C. General Assembly
deals with one of the controversial issues
legislatures will have to tackle this ses
sion -a statewide lottery.
House Bill 1, which would allow a
state lottery primarily aimed at funding
education, was introduced Wednesday,
the first day of the legislative session.
Rep. Bill Owens, D-Camden, intro
duced the bill, motivated mainly, he said,
by the millions of dollars N.C. residents
spend annually on out-of-state lotteries.
Owens’ bill would divert 25 percent
of the lottery proceeds to prekinder
garten programs. An additional 50 per
cent would fund various educational
areas, including elementary and sec
ondary education and college scholar
ships. The rest would be dispersed to
fund various other state needs.
Owens said he realizes that other lot
tery bills previously have failed on the
General Assembly floor, most recently
in 1999. But Owens said he hopes this
time will be different.
“I think this is going to be an uphill
battle,” he said. “And I’m not (so) naive
(as) to think this is going to pass without
Rep. Leo Daughtry, R-Camden,
opposes a lottery and said he does not
believe the bill will pass. Daughtry said
After a meeting
for student elec
bers of the Board
reported no stu
dents interested in
filling the GPSF
“No one has
gotten in touch
with me about
running for that
The term of the
Thad Woody, who
graduates in May, is
certain that someone
will step forward to
fill the position.
current GPSF president, third-year law
student Thad Woody, expires on the first
Tuesday of April. Woody, who gradu
ates in May, will not be running again
but said he believes someone will even
the state should try
to avoid a lottery,
calling it a tax on
nents have long
argued that lower
income citizens are
more likely to par
ticipate in a lottery
in hope of getting
rich, rendering lot
teries, in effect, a
“It’s a low-class
thing for our state
to get into and it’s
opposes the idea of a
state lottery because
he feels that it is a
tax on the poor.
an unsure, undependable source of
income,” Daughtry said.
Gov. Mike Easley has also eased up on
his support of a lottery, even though dur
ing his campaign Easley often advocated
a lottery as a source of funding for edu
cation. Easley’s press office said he has
not yet taken an official stance on the bill.
But Owens said he understands the
argument that a lottery would be detri
mental to society.
“(The lottery) is a vice, like tobacco
and alcohol,” Owens said. “Maybe you
shouldn’t do it, but I think that choice
should be left to the individual.”
UNC economics Professor Patrick
Conway also voiced concerns about the
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tually step up to the role. “I feel sure that
some ambitious soul will step forward
somewhere along the line,” Woody said.
Woody, who was a write-in candidate
in last year’s election, said he ran because
“quite honestly, no one else did.”
But Woody said he is optimistic about
finding a candidate. “It can certainly be
done at the last minute, because (my
friends and I) did it at the last minute,”
Tuchmayer, who is also unconcerned
about the currently vacant ballot, said a
requirement for graduate students to
seek adviser approval might have
delayed some students in declaring their
candidacy. “Generally, graduate stu
dents have to get permission from their
advisers before taking on extracurricu
lars such as this,” Tuchmayer said.
At this point, a graduate student might
still run, but his name will not appear on
Little Richard Keeps Audience, Pants Up
By Justin Winters
“You might not like him, but it won’t
be boring,” said one older woman to her
grandson after he moaned over the fact
that he thought he was going to a play.
Oh boy, was she right.
With his unique humor and signature
yell, the outrageous and cartoon-like
Memorial Hall on
with a bit of luck
and a whole lot of
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20 songs from his 50-plus years of per
forming, he overcame minor lighting,
sound and clothing problems to keep the
audience members clapping their hands,
singing along and even joining the stage
to boogie woogie down.
“I am the beautiful Little Richard,”
he said with a grin across his face as he
took the stage and climbed to the top of
his piano. “I’m getting old, but I’m still
here looking good.”
And with a yelp, he seated himself
and quickly pounded the first few notes
of his hit, “Good Golly Miss Molly.”
Richard’s music is pure rock and roll,
filling the room with an energy almost
as kinetic as the singer himself. With
every song, backed by the adept Little
Richard band, his piano becomes less
an instrument and more of an extension
of Richard’s hyperactive nature.
the ballot. Any hopefuls will have to run
though the write-in process.
Lee Connor, last year’s GPSF presi
dent, has confidence in the write-in sys
tem. “Somebody will get elected by
“Generally, graduate students
have to get permission from
their advisers before taking on
extracurriculars such as this. ”
Board of Elections Chairman
isn’t that uncom
mon,” he said.
might be taking
some time to pur
sue this role
because the office
requires a high level
“It’s a very demanding office,” he
said. “You’re trying to represent over
The duties of the president include
appointing an Officer’s Committee and
Old East to Auction
Off Its Bachelors
By Jermaine Caldwell
From her residence hall room,
Sarah Glover can peek out of her sec
ond-story window and snatch a
glimpse of the Old Well.
And whether the monument is idly
standing by or visitors are snapping
pictures of it Glover raves about this
It’s an Old East view.
Just a year ago, Glover or any female
student could not enjoy this opportunity
daily. Old East was an all-male resi
dence hall for more than 200 years, until
it and Old West were integrated last fall.
After a semester with the first flock
of female students residing in the
building, residents say there is a grow
ing bond, no tension and a good
atmosphere between the genders.
But come Saturday night, things
might not be the same between people
who occupy the historic hardwood -
two Old East residents are hoping the
relationships between students of the
Working the ivories with ease and
making sure the audience was keeping
up as Richard only does (using our gen
eration’s “raise the roof’ sign and mov
ing to the edge of the stage to coax the
crowd to sing along), the night's most
entertaining moments were his side
splitting conversations with the jubilant,
shouting members of the audience.
Inserting a joking “shut up” here and
“y’all having a good time” there,
Richard unveiled humorous anecdotes,
including the fact that his pants were
falling down, which kept everyone
laughing. Luckily, he was handed a belt,
to riotous applause, a few songs later.
On some tunes, the admitted perfec
tionist Richard seemed intent on getting
the sound and lighting the exact volume
and color, but his chipper mood won
every situation over.
With every song, the best of which
was the classic “Tutti Frutti,” Richard
reminded everyone attending that he
truly deserves the nickname of “archi
tect of rock and roll.”
As die rocking Richard gave way to
the preacher within, the performer
slowed everything down toward the end
of the two-hour set to give each audience
member a personal picture and a book.
Then, with a bit of a wink, Richard
ended the night with the perfect book
end to “Golly,” his rousing rendition of
“Long Tall Sally,” which kept everyone
dancing as they left the show.
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Cabinet, running Senate meetings and
representing the GPSF at University
Woody said any interested students
should contact Tuchmayer.
said that beyond
ties, the president
must have a plan
of action. “Part of
being a good presi
dent is having
goals and projects
that you want to
get accepted and
going after them
with a lot of enthusiasm,” he said. “But I
think it’s well worth it.”
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residence hall will be enhanced.
Roommates Glover and Jennifer
Han have a plan to bring fellow resi
dents closer together and raise money
for a charitable cause -a date auction
featuring “The Bachelors of Old East.”
The auction, being held at 7 p.m. at
The Artist’s Escape, will enable gutsy
women to bid on 25 men - who Han
dubbed “Old East and friends of Old
East” - for dinner dates to places
including Michael Jordan’s 23 and the
Admission is $3, and the money will
go to UNC’s Dance Marathon.
One word explains how Han and
Glover stumbled upon Old East and
the date auction idea: luck.
And both Han and Glover admit it
The two transfer students landed
spots in a triple in Old East during
their first semester at UNC in the fall.
“I had no idea what Old East was
about,” said Han, a psychology major
from Richmond, Va.
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One of rock's founding fathers, Little Richard, brought
his high-energy performance to Memorial Hall on Thursday.
Today: Partly Cloudy, 48
Saturday: Sunny, 56
Sunday: Sunny, 55
Friday, January 26, 2001
Gov. Easley's appointments
include Carmen Hooker
Buell, wife of the late UNC
Chancellor Michael Hooker.
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
In a slew of appointments Thursday,
Gov. Mike Easley filled two of the most
high-profile posts in his Cabinet, one
with a name familiar to the UNC cam
Carmen Hooker Buell, widow of for
mer UNC Chancellor Michael Hooker,
was appointed secretary of the
Department of Health and Human
Tippett as secre
tary of the
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experience in the
health care field,
including her cur
rent position as
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will head the Health
and Human Services
of Public Health and her services on the
Massachusetts joint legislative commit
tee on health care. Hooker Buell now
works for a Research Triangle Park
based drug research company.
Hooker Buell said she is grateful to
Easley for allowing her to return to pub
“This is an opportunity for me to get
back in the public sector,” Hooker Buell
said. “To work in the place I love, and
do the thing I love.”
She cited several important issues that
the department will have to deal with
over the next few years - including
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