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Professors compare Pearl
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Bush, Allies Join Forces to Pressure Taliban
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Bush admin
istration is widening its contacts with
opposition groups in Afghanistan to
pressure the ruling Taliban to surrender
Osama bin Laden and force the breakup
of his terror network.
The administration also thanked
Russia for supporting the U.S. campaign
against terrorism. President Bush
endorsed Russian President Vladimir
Putin’s assertion that rebels in Chechnya
are affiliated with bin Laden’s organiza-
The percentage of the state budget going toward the UNC system has decreased steadily over
the last 15 years, but legislators say higher education is still a high priority for state leaders.
1986 1994 2001 S
SOURCE UNC GENERAL ADMINSTRATtON, PLANNING DIVISION, 1999
Of Budget Falls
By Jonathan Owens
Although the percentage of the N.C.
budget devoted to the UNC system has
declined steadily in recent years, officials
insist that higher education has not
become less important to state legislators.
During the 2001 fiscal year, North
Carolina will devote 12.4 percent of its
total budget to the UNC system - down
from 12.9 percent in 2000 and about 15
percent just a decade ago.
The 16-campus UNC system receives
about 40 percent of its annual funding
from state appropriations.
State appropriations to the UNC sys
tem are set to grow to $1,789 billion dur
ing the 2001-02 fiscal year - an increase
of nearly SIOO million from last year,
according to the state budget that Gov.
Mike Easley signed into law Wednesday.
“What is important to note is that
despite a decline in our overall percent
age of the total state budget, we have
actually increased in the total amount
that we have received,” said UNC-sys-
Parties Present Plans for Redistricting
By Emma Birgin
The N.C. House of Representatives is negotiating a redis
tricting plan, prompting Democrats and Republicans to pro
tect their own in a battle for the majority in the House.
Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange, said Democrats and
Republicans revealed their parties’ ideal redistricting plans this
past week. Each drew up a proposal in caucus. Then the oppos
ing party had a chance to make comments and suggest amend
ments. No date has been set for a vote on the redistricting plans.
Hackney said there was some overlap in the two parties’
proposals. He said Wake and Mecklenburg counties got the
most representatives in both plans because of the amount of
people who live in those areas. “They are simply the most
populated areas. One person, one vote,” he said.
Rep. Jim Crawford, D-Franklin, said both plans tried to
include the outskirts of metropolitan areas in metropolitan dis
tricts. “Each party made the districts around the Wake and
Mecklenburg areas reach out past the city fines. It gives cities
more votes by including their surrounding areas.”
But Crawford said the racial makeup of the plans is different.
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tion, known as al-Qaida. “We do believe
there’s some al-Qaida folks in
Chechnya,” Bush said Wednesday.
The White House said Chechen lead
ers should cut all contacts with terrorist
groups. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer
denied any link between Bush’s state
ment and Russia’s support, which
includes an offer to arm Afghan anti-
Taliban forces. Fleischer repeated long
standing U.S. calls for a political settle
ment to the fighting in Chechnya.
At the State Department, spokesman
Richard Boucher was asked about pos
tern spokesman J.B. Milliken.
The University had its recurring budget
cut slightly from the budget the Board of
Governors proposed last year. But the sys
tem was given full funding for its largest
expansionary budget request - S4O mil
lion to contend with increased enrollment.
Sen. Walter Dalton, D-Cleveland,
said the UNC system’s share has
dropped partly because funding for K
-12 education has increased, including an
increase in teacher pay.
Dalton, who is the chairman of the
Senate Appropriations Higher
Education Subcommittee, also said it is
often difficult to strike a balance
between public schools, the UNC sys
tem and the amount of available funds.
The two education systems combined to
take up about half of the state’s revenue.
Milliken also said other issues, such
as health care, have commanded
increasingly more attention from state
officials in recent years.
Milliken added that the state supports
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Mapping It Out
Two competing N.C. House
redistricting proposals could
drastically change the
political makeup of the state
and the local area. The new
redistricting map could be a
key factor in House elections
in 2002, where the
Democrats hold just a four
seat majority. The blue lines
indicate county borders.
Shaded areas show the
bounds of the legislative
district into which Chapel
Hill would be placed.
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sible U.S. contacts with Afghanistan’s
northern alliance opposition, the only
identifiable U.S. friend in Afghan poli
tics. “We keep in touch with a variety of
people and factions,” he said.
The group’s military leader, Ahmed
Shah Massood, was assassinated last
month, but the alliance has stepped up
its offensive against the Taliban, the
rigidly Islamic militia that gives sanctu
ary to bin Laden and his al-Qaida ter
rorist network’s headquarters.
In northern Afghanistan, an outbreak
of heavy fighting was reported between
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afternoon. The game was played on the intermural fields.
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the opposition alliance and the Taliban.
Radio Kabul quoted unidentified
government officials as saying Taliban
forces pushed back opposition troops in
the Razi district of Badghis province in
The officials said opposition fighters
were killed, without providing an exact
number, and that weapons were confis
An opposition commander, Abdul
Rashid Dostum, confirmed the report.
Meanwhile, anti-American feelings
ran rampant in the Afghan capital of
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Kabul as thousands of protesters burned
an effigy of President Bush and then
stormed the abandoned U.S. Embassy.
The protesters torched old cars and a
guardhouse and tore down the U.S. seal
above the entrance.
The demonstration at the U.S.
Embassy, organized by students at
Kabul University, was the largest anti-
American protest in Kabul since the
Sept. 11 terror attacks.
An American diplomat, William
Pope, also met Tuesday in Rome with
former Afghan king Mohammed Zahir
Of Pledge Policy
McDougle Elementary School has adopted a
new policy giving students the opportunity
to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.
By Lucy Bryan
Because some local schools do not offer students the oppor
tunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, some parents are
insisting that teachers and administrators in the Chapel Hill-
Carrboro City Schools reform the policy.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1943 ruling in West
Virginia Board of Education vs. Barnette, public schools can
not force children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools have no policy on the
pledge and leave the decision up to individual schools and
Kim Hoke, the school board’s public relations director,
said most teachers do not regularly lead their classes in the
“It’s conceivable that a student could go through elemen
tary school and not know the Pledge of Allegiance," Hoke
said. “But it’s important for teachers to be able to make a judg
ment by the students in the classroom.”
Hoke said the Sept 11 tragedies might renew interest in the
pledge. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there were an increase in
Concerned parents of McDougle Elementary School stu
dents have indicated their desire to make the Pledge of
Allegiance an option. But other parents refuse to see their
children ostracized because they do not wish to recite the
Hoke said many elementary school students are not
American citizens and don’t say the pledge. Others, including
Jehovah’s Witnesses, have religious beliefs that don’t allow
them to say it.
“We try to be respectful of students coming from other
backgrounds,” Hoke said.
Starting last Monday, students at McDougle Elementary
School were allowed to say the pledge at the flagpole before
their classes started.
Paul Hebert, a parent of three students at McDougle, sup
ports the school’s new policy.
“Saying (the pledge) is a wonderful tradition,” Hebert said.
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UNC, Residents Continue
By Angie Newsome
University officials and concerned
residents made little progress
Wednesday in negotiating the details of
UNC’s Development Plan.
The two groups met for the second
time this week in an effort to reach an
agreement before Oct. 3, when the
Chapel Hill Town Council votes on the
plan, an eight-year strategy for manag
ing campus growth.
About 15 people attended today’s
meeting, including Chapel Hill
Planning Department Director Roger
The Development Plan is part of the
University’s Master Ran, which will guide
UNC’s growth for the next 50 years.
Jonathan Howes, special assistant to
the chancellor for University relations,
Shah. Dethroned in 1973, the 86-year
old still has a following among southern
The Taliban movement itself is divid
ed, with reports that many of its com
manders are at odds with the top lead
Asked if the administration was
encouraging the divisions, Secretary of
State Colin Powell told The Associated
Press on Tuesday, “You can be sure we
are thinking of all the ways to make (the
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attended the meeting but said he would
not discuss the details of Wednesday’s
“We discussed some language to be
included in a resolution to be consid
ered by the council,” Howes said.
He said the University is listening to
residents’ concerns and hopes to adjust
the plan in a way that the community
“I think there was some agreement,
and there are some parts of it that
require more work,” Howes said.
“Overall, I think we’re making some
Kathy Wilber of 1400 Mason Farm
Road attended the meeting and said
community members discussed a pro
posed student family housing complex
and a possible subsequent increase in
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