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Bush Sends Rumsfeld Overseas
The defense secretary will meet
with leaders in four countries
as Bush continues to push the
Taliban to surrender bin Laden.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush sent
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on a
four-nation mission Tuesday that could be a
prelude to military strikes against terrorists.
Bush warned Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban
“there will be a consequence" if they fail to
surrender Osama bin Laden and his followers.
The defense secretary was leaving Tuesday
night for military talks with leaders in Saudi
Arabia, Oman, Egypt and Uzbekistan, key
members of Bush’s growing coalition.
Uzbekistan borders Afghanistan, where
terrorist suspect bin Laden is being sheltered
by the Taliban government.
Building a case for war, U.S. diplomats
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Drag Queens Do More
Than Dress the Part
Bv Kirsten Fields
The room is dark and crowded as
Mary J. Blige’s song, “Family Affair,”
pulsates through the room.
A tall woman in a tube dress, a long
leather trench coat and black leather
boots sashays onto a stage, lip-syncing
to the music.
People in the audience shout in
approval and hold out dollar bills
loosely in hopes of getting close to the
The music fades, and she slips back
behind the curtain with fistfuls of
money in hand.
Brittany Shane enjoys her moment
in the spodight at Legends night club -
a moment when sex doesn’t dictate
gender, self-expression is key and drag
queens dominate the stage.
But the life of a drag queen is more
than flashy clothes, false eyelashes and
hair that defies the law of gravity. And
drag shows involve more than singing
ECU Tickets to Be Distributed at Smith Center
By Jamie Dougher
Students eager to cheer UNO’s football team
from the stands at Kenan Stadium on Saturday
will have to trek down to the Smith Center to
receive tickets between today and Friday.
Students can get up to four free tickets for
Saturday’s football game against East
Carolina University. Tickets will be distrib
uted on a first-come, first-serve basis to stu
dents with a valid UNC ONE Card.
Distribution will take place today through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Smith
Center ticket office. Students can also purchase
up to two guest passes, which cost $32 each, but
they can only get four tickets overall.
This week’s distribution will occur the same
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shared confidential evidence with allies link
ing bin Laden’s al-Qaida network to the Sept
11 attacks and other terrorists acts. America’s
18 NATO partners said the information was
conclusive and formally declared the attacks
on New York and Washington, D.C., an
assault against the alliance.
Bush sought to shore up his support in the
Arab world, saying for the first time that the
idea of a Palestinian state is part of the Middle
East peace process. British Prime Minister
Tony Blair, in step with Bush, planned a trip
to Pakistan to solidify the U.S.-led campaign
against the Taliban.
But first, the prime minister issued a threat
to the hard-line Taliban. “Surrender the terror
ists or surrender power,” Blair said during a
Brighton, England, address to his Labor Party.
Rounding out a day that underscored
Bush’s broad campaign against terrorism, the
Pentagon added more than 2,000 reservists to
its gathering war effort.
“We put together a coalition of nations that
says terrorism won’t stand,” Bush said while
and dancing for a crowd.
It’s a time commitment, a career
and a way of life.
Kendoll Carson, 25, is an emcee at
Legends and said the transformation
from a man on the street to a diva in
drag is an important part of being a
“In order to do the full makeup with
eyes and everything it takes at least an
hour,” he said.
Professionals perform up to four
nights a week, said Valarie Rockwell, a
regular drag queen at the Capitol
Corral night club in Raleigh. “I will
usually do a show at least once a
week,” he said.
But both drag queens agree the time
invested in getting ready is worth the
payoff they get from performing.
“Dressing in drag is a way for us to
express our feminine side,” Rockwell
In addition to the entertainment
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way as the one for the game against Florida
State University, which organizers said was a
success. “The FSU distribution was used as a
way to inform students about how the distribu
tion for the ECU game would go,” said Carolina
Athletic Association President Reid Chaney.
The FSU distribution ran smoothly,
although CAA officials were hoping to have
more publicity about the new distribution
process, said Dan Brand, ticket distribution
assistant director for the CAA.
Still, after the three-day distribution for the
FSU game, there were only about 500 to 750
tickets - out of the more than 12,000 tickets
that are available to students and their guests
- that students had not picked up.
Any student who did not pick up a ticket in
advance could go to Gate 3 on game day, where
Turning A Profit
UNC Hospitals use surplus funds
to fund capital improvements.
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announcing the reopening of Reagan
National Airport outside Washington, D.C.,
the last airport still closed from the attacks
three weeks ago. “We’ve got our military on
alert for a reason: Terrorism won’t stand.
We’re cutting off their money because we’re
saying, terrorism won’t stand.”
The White House welcomed Blair’s force
ful remarks - which went further, predicting
an overthrow of the Taliban, than Bush him
self has been willing to go. Senior White
House officials, briefed in advance about
Blair’s address, said the president shared
Blair’s belief that the Taliban must bow to
U.S. demands or surrender power.
The administration’s rhetoric against the
Taliban has increased in force, with aides
beginning to say only late last week that the
United States would assist forces that oppose
the regime. Though he has threatened mili
tary action, Bush has stopped just short of call
ing for the Taliban’s overthrow.
“The Taliban must turn over al-Qaida (ter
rorists) living within Afghanistan and must
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Valarie Rockwell and Kendoll Carson, drag queens who perform at night clubs
in Raleigh, freshen up in the dressing room. Legends and Capitol Corral
are two popular night clubs the queens perform at in Raleigh.
he or she could receive a ticket until halftime.
Chaney said he expects a larger crowd for
the ECU game than the FSU game and
stressed the importance of a pregame distribu
tion. “Distribution will be needed due to the
amount of people coming,” Chaney said.
“There’s a high demand for this game.”
Brand advised students to go early to pick
up tickets because UNC won its last two
games and a large number of tickets already
are sold. “We feel that due to the large
amount of fans traveling in from Greenville
that this is necessary," Brand said.
Director of Ticket Operations Clint
Gwaltney said it is hard to predict when tickets
will run out for the ECU game, although he
said he felt fairly certain tickets would run out
“It would be in people’s best interests to
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destroy the terrorist camps,” Bush said. “And
they must do so, otherwise there will be a con
sequence. There are no negotiations. There’s
no calendar. We’ll act on our time.”
As the politicians talked, the military pre
pared for war. The Pentagon announced that
2,263 National Guard and Reserve troops
were called to active duty, bringing the total
reserves mobilized to more than 22,400.
About 30,000 American military members
are in the region, including two aircraft carri
er batde groups and 350 planes. Two addi
tional aircraft carriers are under way.
White House spokesman Ari Fleischer sug
gested that nothing else needs to be done
“before military action can be taken.”
In Pakistan, the nation’s foreign ministry
spokesman said Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers
had been told they “don’t have much time” to
stave off strikes.
But several U.S. officials said Rumsfeld’s
mission suggests Bush has more work to do.
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come as soon as possible,” Gwaltney said.
“We came very close against Florida State and
with the wins against them and N.C. State, I
think we will be close again.”
The main reason the ticket office runs a
pregame distribution is for the safety of the
students, Gwaltney said. In the past, anywhere
from 5,000 to 7,000 people have stood outside
Kenan Stadium on game day for their tickets,
waiting to be admitted with their ONE Cards.
Gwaltney said there are no more football
ticket distributions planned for the remainder
of the season, but the system might be insti
tuted again next year for certain games
expected to draw a large crowd.
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Plan Vote Set
The Chapel Hill Town Council could accept
the plan, reject it or accept it with certain
changes at its 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday.
By Gretchen Decker
Months of private meetings and public discussions about
UNC’s Development Plan will culminate tonight, potentially
giving the green light to campus expansion.
The Chapel Hill Town Council plans to vote on the
Development Plan tonight at its meeting, which will be held at
7 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Town Hall. Before voting, the council
will hear final comments from residents and University officials
Following discussion, the council is expected to either accept
the plan in whole, accept it with stipulations or reject it entirely.
The council also could continue to revise the stipulations.
The Development Plan, which was unveiled in July, details
campus growth for the next eight years and proposes, among
other things, 41 new buildings and eight parking facilities.
This will be the first time both UNC and the town official
ly have come together to review a final version of the plan,
since a Sept. 19 public hearing on the Development Plan.
There are still some concerns residents want to see addressed.
Two stipulations in the proposal before the council recom
mend that land be set aside on both the north and south sides of
the proposed student housing for possible transit use.
Another stipulation recommends the University conduct
workshops with residents to discuss design features and other
details related to the proposed housing.
Mason Farm Road residents have raised some objections to
the location of a proposed access road that would connect
South Campus and Fordham Boulevard. New plans for grad
uate student family housing planned along Mason Farm Road
would require the abandonment of the Smith Center special
use permit -another resident concern.
The special-use permit set aside a vegetative buffer between
the Smith Center and Mason Farm Road to protect residents
during construction of the facility in 1980.
But some stipulations in the Development Han call for the
removal of this buffer. The council could vote to remove the
buffer, which has been slated as a second item on the agenda.
Mason Farm Road residents and University officials met
several times last week and Tuesday morning. In these meet
ings, residents voiced a preference that the access road run
north of the proposed housing.
Some residents said they thought that discussions are mov
ing in the right direction.
Jonathan Howes, special assistant to the chancellor for
University relations, said the residents were focusing on the
details of how the housing will be built. “It seemed to me that
the residents were moving onto what’s next”
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The Student Code requires the student body
president to produce a progress statement
at the halfway point of his yearlong term.
By Rachel Clarke
Student Body President Justin Young released a report
Tuesday highlighting his accomplishments and detailing the
tasks he still has before him, officially marking the halfway
point of his term, which began last April.
According to the annual October Report compiled by the
student body president, student government members have
spent the last six months putting into play the initial stages of
projects from Young’s spring platform.
Young said his most important accomplishment at this point
has been the foundation of the Carolina Lobby Corps, an
organization intended to advocate on behalf of students and
to raise legislative awareness.
He also listed the establishment of a task force to develop a
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student resource center
on campus as a meaningful success.
Young said he has fulfilled his campaign promise to donate
his stipend to the Student Empowerment Endowment, a fund
he created to provide students with money to reach their
See OCTOBER REPORT, Page 4
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