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ATN E-mail Targets File-Sharing Applications
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
Downloaded music files are a com
mon sound resonating from students’
computers, but Academic Technology &
Networks officials are ready to turn the
About 100 students have received e
mail messages from ATN in the past few
days warning them to stop using popular
file-sharing applications. The e-mail was
sent to students that ATN officials had
determined were using one of several
'Senator No' Declines to Seek 6th Term
Shows Softer Side
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
Sen. Jesse Helms, known for his hard-line
stances on everything from taxes to AIDS, showed
a softer side Thursday, when his voice cracked with
emotion while explaining that he would not seek
another term because of his age.
Helms, a five-term senator who will turn 80 in
October, delivered a rare
televised speech on
WRAL-TV - the same sta
tion he worked at as a
political commentator -a
job he used to help jump
start his political career almost 30 years ago.
Helms increasingly has suffered from medical
problems in the past few years, including prostate
cancer. He has had to rely on a motorized scooter
to make his way through the Capitol Building.
“‘There is one inescapable reality that no man
can ignore, and that is that time takes a terrific toll,
which is of an increasing nature with those who live
many years,’” Helms said, quoting from the farewell
speech of now-deceased Sen. Sam Ervin Jr., D-N.C.
Ervin announced in December 1973 - less than
a year after Helms entered the Senate - that his age
would stop him from seeking another term. Ervin,
who served 20 years in the Senate, was 69 when he
announced his decision.
“I would be 88 if I ran again in 2002 and was
elected and lived to finish a sixth term,” Helms
said, continuing to model his speech on Ervin’s
address. “And this my family and I have decided
unanimously that I should not do. And, ladies and
gentlemen, I shall not.”
Helms’ announcement silenced months of spec
ulation by both Democrats and Republicans won
dering if North Carolina’s senior senator would
choose to run for a sixth term.
His withdrawal from the 2002 race leaves the
field open to possible Republican candidates such
as Elizabeth Dole, wife of 1996 Republican presi
dential candidate Bob Dole; Lauch Faircloth, a for-
See HELMS, Page 9
Scheduling Hard for Freshmen
mount as dwindling class
seats can't keep pace with
the increasing class size.
By Lizzie Breyer
The increased size of this year’s fresh
man class sent advisers scrambling to
ensure that there would be enough seats
available to students.
But some freshmen say they feel the
size of their class made it impossible to
obtain a schedule with which they are
satisfied. This year’s class is the biggest
in UNC history, with a total enrollment
of almost 3,650 students. “I was in the
last C-TOPS session. They said they allot
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applications that are most commonly used
to download MP3 audio files and other
In the e-mails, students are advised
that using these programs through the
UNC network is a violation of federal
law and University policy.
The University is particularly con
cerned about this issue because it might
put UNC as well as the students at legal
risk. The University procedure for deal
ing with possible infringement of intel
lectual property rights states, “Violations
of copyright law that occur on or over the
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Helms' Departure Leaves 'O2 Senate Race Wide Open
By Jennifer Hagin
and Jennifer Samuels
Assistant State & National Editors
Jesse Helms’ announcement Wednesday
night that he will not run for a sixth term has
sent potential candidates and political leaders
into a frenzy looking for a candidate to replace
North Carolina’s longest-serving senator.
While few candidates officially have
announced their intention to seek the Senate
seat, the list of possible names has doubled
ted classes for each session, but I don’t
really believe that,” said Day Kim, a fresh
man business major from Alabama. “By
the time I got there, hardly any of the
classes I wanted or needed were open.”
But Carolyn Cannon, dean of acade
mic advising, said the department has
done everything it could to accommodate
freshmen. “We anticipated the problem
because we knew the class would be larg
er than usual,” she said. “We went to the
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
to get more funds to open more seats.”
Although Cannon initiated the
requests, it was up to members of the
departments to add more spaces.
And several professors said this year’s
requests were difficult to fill because of
already strained academic resources.
“We’ve been monitoring (the size of
the freshman class) all summer and try
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I Gov. Mike Easley throws his support
behind taxes on Internet sales.
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University’s networks or other computer
resources may create liability for the
University as well as the computer user.”
But at the moment ATN is focusing
on the network complications caused by
file sharing. “We have had network
problems that would strongly indicate
that (file sharing) is a contributing fac
tor,” saidjeanne Smythe, ATN comput
ing policy director. “I think some of
these programs are written to use more
network bandwidth - therefore they’re
more damaging to us.”
Although recent court decisions have
Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., (left), is congratulated by Sen. Lauch Faircloth, R-N.C., after Helms defeated
Democrat Harvey Gantt on Nov. 5,1996 to win his fifth Senate term.
ing to hire additional teachers,” said
English Professor Erika Lindemann.
“The problem isn’t money or space but
finding qualified teachers.”
Lindemann said English 10 and 12,
which fulfill the freshman English
requirement, are completely full and
that students can only get into them if
spaces become open because of drops.
Psychology Chairman Peter Omstein
said his department lacks the resources to
accommodate all interested freshmen.
“Psych 10 always fills out. We are very
worried about not being able to offer
enough sections,” he said.“lf we had the
resources to offer more sections of Psych
10, we could have easily filled them.”
The Registrar’s Office released data
Tuesday showing that an increased num-
See REGISTRATION, Page 9
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talent to UNC field hockey.
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made the popular music-swapping pro
gram Napster less prominent than it was
at this time last year, Smythe said the
rise of about 90 similar programs is mak
ing network monitoring much more dif
And programs such as Lime Wire and
Morpheus not only allow music to be
shared, they also make bulkier files such
as movies available.
Smythe said downloading such large
files depletes vital network resources
and jeopardizes the University’s com
puting tools. “We have accelerated and
since Helms’ announcement, with a slew of
Republican candidates being mentioned as a
potential replacement for the man often called
But before both parties began salivating
over the open seat, both Democrats and
Republicans were quick to praise Helms as
one of the most significant national leaders of
the past 29 years.
“(Helms’) office has been there for every cit
izen if they had a need,” said Bill Cobey, chair
man of the N.C. Republican Party.
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updated the equipment to try and meet
needs,” she said.
Network problems hit immediately
after students began to move in this semes
ter, Smythe said, and ATN is attributing
the situation to excessive file-sharing.
To pinpoint exactly where the prob
lems are, ATN is using an intrusion
detection system that indicates which
parts of the network are most congested
and can see if the traffic is a result of file
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David Price, D-N.C., expressed his appre
ciation for Helms’ service to the citizens of
“I want to congratulate Jesse Helms on his
long and tireless service to North Carolina,”
Price stated in a press release. “While we have
had significant disagreements on many major
issues, I have appreciated the opportunity to
work with him on behalf of our state.”
Helms’ departure leaves the Senate without
See SENATE RACE, Page 9
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Residence halls, fraternities
and sororities will receive
presentations on pedestrian
safety on campus roads.
By Lamia Withers
The first phase of anew UNC pedes
trian education and awareness campaign
that is launching this fall aims to reduce
accidents and increase pedestrian and
bicyclist safety on campus roadways.
The campaign, run by the
Department of Public Safety, is intended
to raise awareness about pedestrian safe
ty by combining intersection patrols with
educational presentations in residence
halls and fraternity and sorority houses.
Organizers hope the campaign will
be a proactive, preventive step to avoid
a repeat of the pedestrian death that
occurred two years ago.
In November 1999, Fusayoshi
Matsukawa, a dentistry fellow, died
from injuries after being hit by a vehicle
on Maiming Drive. “That tragedy
brought the issue home to everybody
on campus,” said Doug Robertson,
director of the UNC Highway Safety
Research Center, which helped develop
“The goal is to make travel safe
regardless of if people are walking, bik
ing or driving,” Robertson said.
The patrols and presentations will be
conducted by the three officers in the
new Traffic and Pedestrian Safety unit of
DPS: Bill Nato, Wilbur Fike and Ben
Kotin. The unit was created in April
with funding from the N.C. Governor’s
Highway Safety Program.
The awareness campaign is support
ed by University funding.
The new patrols are concentrated at
three intersections: Manning Drive at the
UNC School of Dentistry, South Road at
the Bell Tower and Pittsboro Street at the
State Employees’ Credit Union.
And three main pedestrian safety tips
will be emphasized during DPS’s pre
sentations to students: be visible, be pre
dictable and communicate with the dri
ver - tips that many UNC students
“I’m not really that cautious (when
crossing the street), but I haven’t had
any problems,” said sophomore Ethan
Earle, glancing at the traffic he just
crossed on South Road.
Officials say pedestrians indeed need
to pay more attention when crossing.
“One of the most common mistakes
pedestrians make is seeing a ‘walk’ signal
and then assuming they’re totally safe
simply because the signal says ‘walk,’”
said Charles Zegeer, associate director of
the Highway Safety Research Center.
See ACCIDENTS, Page 9