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leave this place better than
when we got here. ”
10 Face Arrest for Postgame Rioting
By Carolyn Pearce
Chapel Hill police have identified and expect
to arrest at least 10 suspects this week for van
dalism that occurred during the UNC-Duke
Police are still searching for the fans who van
dalized two parked cars during a celebration on
Franklin Street after North Carolina’s 85-83 vic
tory against Duke on Feb. 1. One of the vehicles
was overturned and sustained severe damage.
Police used photographs and eyewitness tes
timony to identify the suspects, whose names
ELECTION DAY 2001
Races to Be Decided in Cyberspace
Online Voting 101
Today's student elections mane the debut
of online voting for major races on campus.
To vote, first log on to the Student
Central Web site. After typing in your
PID and password, you'll reach a
rules/Honor Code statement site (right).
■ Ballot 2001
Click "I agree" on the Honor Code site
to reach the official ballot for all
student election races (below).
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The cold and rainy weather might
have left the Pit unusually vacant of stu
dent body president campaigns, but
under the shelter of residence halls, din
ing halls and sorority houses, most can
didates concluded their election bids
I enthusiasm as
In the final day before student elec
tions, the candidates attempted to reach
a wide audience, reiterating their cam
paign promises across campus.
■ Dustyn Baker emphasized the
same thing on her last day before elec
tions that she focused on for her entire
campaign - meeting the students she
will be representing if she is the next stu
dent body president. “Many students
don’t know the candidates, so I’m meet
ing students and introducing myself,”
Baker casually wandered around
Chase Dining Hall while handing out
fliers about housing issues and encour
aging students to vote. She chatted with
students and asked if they had questions.
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Chapel Hill Police Chief Greggjarvies said
no arrests have been made, but that police have
several names and faces of people who could be
responsible. Those responsible for the incident
will be charged with the felony of engaging in
a riot and sentencing could include jail time.
Jarvies said some of the information has
come from people who called the police and
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Crime Stoppers to report
names of people who they know were involved.
Chapel Hill police also are using tapes from
WRAL television that captured the incident to
pinpoint suspects. Jarvies said police obtained
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“I’m introducing myself to students
because it doesn’t happen enough,” she
said to one student. “Student govern
ment doesn’t always reach out to stu
Baker ended her day of campaigning
by “dorm storming” at Carmichael
Residence Hall. Several students voiced
support for Baker by complimenting her
position on bus overcrowding and
increasing funding for club sports. She
told another student, “Vote tomorrow
online to make sure your voice is heard.”
■ Correy Campbell spent the final
day before elections strolling around
campus handing out fliers promoting his
platform and chatting with students,
which is what he says his campaign has
been all about.
Campbell said that to serve the stu
dents of UNC, he must meet them, and
with a personality as congenial as
Campbell’s, that wasn’t a problem.
He said that he wants students to
think of him as just a normal student,
alluding to his propensity for video
games, Foosball and “The Simpsons.”
He even manages to take a crack at
grade inflation in his flier.
the tape from WRAL with a court order and are
making still photographs from the tape to iden
tify those responsible. The police also are study
ing photographs submitted by bystanders.
Jarvies said he believes up to two dozen peo
ple were involved in the incident. He also said
the police hope to identify about half of them
from the photographs and the submitted names.
“We have about two to three names with no
faces and three to five photos identified with
names,” he said. “But we also still have many
faces with no names.”
See ARRESTS, Page 6
George Jean Nathan
Board of Elections officials are confident
the online voting system will be free of the
errors that plagued last year's tabulations.
By Stacey Geyer
The forums, Pit-sits and fliers that pop up yearly for student
elections will culminate today with anew election feature -
clicking on a computer mouse.
The Board of Elections has installed online voting for stu
dent elections. The Web site can be accessed through Student
Central with a PID and personal access code.
Students, including those accessing the Internet from an
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Jeremy Tuchmayer, chairman of the Board of Elections,
said the Web site will have the names of candidates fisted in
a scroll-down format with the option of clicking on a button
or writing-in a candidate in the available box.
The fisted order of positions is as follows: student body
president, Carolina Athletic Association president, senior class
officers, Graduate and Professional Student Federation pres
ident, Residence Hall Association president, Student
Congress positions and the fare-free transit referendum.
A polling site with staff available to help voters will be
located in Union 213 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continuing
seniors who wish to vote for senior class officers must vote at
the polling site.
Frederick Hill, assistant chairman of the board, said some
See BALLOT, Page 6
Student body president candidate Caleb Ritter speaks
at the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority during the last day of campaigning.
Campbell lamented that campaigning
has left him weary. “I just want to get
back to my Jimmy Buffet-esque lifestyle.”
■ Candidate Eric Johnson used the
final night of campaigning to spread his
ideas from lavish sorority dining halls to
the bustling Granville Towers cafeteria
to the laid-back atmosphere of South
Johnson completed his comprehen
sive campaign tour of sorority houses by
giving a short prepared speech during
dinner at three houses. “I like this,” he
said. “This isn’t people bashing me for
Matthews Endorses Newcomb
For Student Attorney General
By Kim Minljgh
Student Body President Brad Matthews has rec
ommended sophomore Brad Newcomb for the
position of student attorney general, citing his
commitment to the office and his enthusiasm.
Newcomb, a journalism major, will go before
the Rules and Judiciary Committee of Student
Congress tonight for approval to be appointed to
their campaigns, this is me getting out
and sharing ideas with students.”
Johnson was then joined by about 15 of
his volunteers for South Campus door-to
door campaigning. At Hinton James
Residence Hall, he apologized to each stu
dent for bothering them in their rooms,
but many residents warmly received him.
Johnson’s short message consisted
mostly of asking students to visit his Web
site, but he also expressed concern for a
high voter turnout “My biggest hope is
See CAMPAIGN, Page 6
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"... I’m the candidate
that didn’t write their
platform. It should be
representative of what the
students want on campus. ”
“I’ve taken a very relaxed
approach to this election. I
have a simple, realistic
platform that is geared
toward everyone. ”
7 want (students) to make
an informed decision
when they vote. ”
Stone Mountain, Ga.
“(A)Ul’m trying to
do is bring back a creative
and different approach to
student government. ”
Newcomb has been a member of the Student
Attorney General’s staff for 14 months and has
been a special investigations associate student
attorney general for the last four, Matthews said.
“He is unquestionably dedicated to the office
and is interested in it for the right reasons,”
Newcomb was unable to be reached for com
ment Monday night.
See NOMINATION, Page 6