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N.C. State Fair officials expect
another strong turnout.
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U.S. Attacks on Terrorist Targets Continue
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The United States
pounded terrorist targets in Afghanistan
from the air for a second night Monday
in an effort to undercut the Taliban mili
tia sheltering Osama bin Laden.
Anti-Taliban forces inside
Afghanistan appeared ready to strike in
concert with the American barrage.
Also on Monday, the United States
told the U.N. Security Council it exercised
Get Your Vote On
Starting today, seniors have the opportunity to vote online for one of three
senior class gift options. The results will be announced before Fall Break.
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SOURCE: SENIOR CLASS OFFICIALS
■ Voting Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 9 and
Wednesday, Oct. 10
■ Vote Online: from 8 a.m. to 10
p.m. by going to Student Central
and clicking on the “Vote in Campus
■ Vote in Person: from 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. in Student Union 208
Log on to http://seniors.unc.edu for more details.
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Seniors still have the option of voting
in person, but officials say they think that
the new system will increase participation.
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Starting today seniors will be able to vote online for a
senior gift for the first time ever.
Along with an in-person voting option, the class of 2002 can
vote for one of three gift options on the Student Central Web site.
“We found that it was a lot easier for students to vote on the
Internet,” said Reida Lawrence, gift committee chairwoman.
“It is not such a long, drawn-out process as voting in person.”
Ben Singer, senior class president, said online voting will make
the process easier. “We feel that it will boost participation and also
will provide us with certified results from the election board.”
While seniors may vote online from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. by click
ing on the “vote in campus election” button on Student Central,
they also have the option of voting in person from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m in Union 208. Voting will take place today and Wednesday.
This year the students have three options for their gift. One
is an Unsung Founders memorial, a monument honoring the
black men and women who raised the first buildings on cam
pus. The other options are a marquee for Memorial Hall and
a need-based scholarship for a senior.
Funding for the gift is raised mainly through donations of the
senior class and their families. The class of 2002 has set a cam
paign goal of $45,000 to $50,000. “The need-based senior schol-
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Police Outline Oct. 31 Restrictions
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Chapel Hill police officials have announced
several measures aimed at decreasing the size
of the crowd that celebrates Halloween on
Franklin Street this year.
According to a statement issued Thursday,
police plan to restrict parking and traffic within
a one-mile radius of Franklin Street during this
year’s annual celebration. Police barricades will
be set up to prevent traffic from entering the
area and to monitor pedestrians.
“On the night of October 31,2001, vehicular
access to downtown Chapel Hill will be limit
ed,” the press release states. “Roads to down
town will be closed. Public parking close to
downtown will be restricted, and illegally
parked vehicles will be towed. Access will be
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its right to self
and said it may have to attack other coun
tries to root out terrorism.
The council held a closed meeting
late Monday at the request of the United
States and Britain to discuss Sunday’s air
strikes on Afghanistan. Secretary-
Tom Short speaks to students in the Pit on Monday afternoon in support of action taken Sunday to retaliate
against terrorists in Afghanistan. Short was sponsored by Carolina Christian Life and travels to college campuses to speak.
Students React to Retaliation
During a discussion in the Pit,
students expressed both sadness
and support for the American and
British attacks on Afghanistan.
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This week’s American and British air strikes
on Afghanistan triggered a variety of UNC stu
dent responses, ranging from unconditional
support to outright anger.
Some students said they are surprised and
even shocked at the strikes because they did not
anticipate them so soon. But many said they felt
available for people who live or work in the
Recent increases in the number of people
attending Chapel Hill’s annual celebration have
created public health and safety concerns and
have disrupted town services, the press release
states. Last year nearly 50,000 people attended
“Our goal is to make it smaller and safer for
those who attend,” said Chapel Hill police
spokeswoman Jane Cousins. “There is no spe
cific number we want to limit the crowd to.”
Chapel Hill Police Chief Greggjarvies sug
gested the town adopt measures to help curb
the size of this year’s Halloween party at the
Sept. 24 Town Council meeting. Council mem
ber Pat Evans said council members agreed to
allow the police department to pursue addi
tional crowd control measures.
Rock the Vote
Oct. 12 is the deadline for Orange
County residents to register to vote.
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General Kofi Annan attended.
In a letter to the council, U.S.
Ambassador John Negroponte stressed
the investigation into the Sept 11 attacks
is in its early stages and “there is still
much we do not know.”
“We may find that our self-defense
requires further actions with respect to
other organizations and other states,”
Negroponte said without elaborating.
The Pentagon said five long-range
bombers, 10 sea-launched warplanes and
Jarvies said Monday he hopes the new
restrictions on parking and traffic will help
lower cleanup costs. Last year’s celebration cost
the department a total of $75,000.
“We’re not trying to stop Halloween,"Jarvies
said. “We want to make it a local event, which
will hopefully minimize the amount of Utter.”
Jarvies said nearly 300 officers will also be
on duty this year, compared to 200 last year.
Officers from the Durham and Raleigh
police departments in addition to University
police will be on duty, Jarvies said.
“The officers will be there to make sure the
crowd is managed,” he said. “They also will be
checking for alcohol and weapons at the gates.”
Cousins said other town employees also are
expected to help manage the festivities. “Town
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UNC's wideouts took
advantage of ECU's zone.
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15 Tomahawk cruise missiles struck an
undisclosed number of targets, including
early warning radars, Taliban ground
forces and military command sites. It was
smaller than Sunday’s opening attacks.
Feeding while firing, the U.S. opera
tion dropped 37,000 packages of food
rations Monday - about the same num
ber as Sunday.
U.S. officials said the military strikes,
expected to continue at least another
day, were designed to destroy terrorist
retaliation was inevitable.
“I was shocked because I didn’t expect this
to happen so quickly and really thought there
would be more warning,” said sophomore
Regardless of students’ surprise at the attacks,
opinions of the air strikes remain divided. Some
students are expressing the need for patriotism
while others are in favor of a more peaceful
approach. “I agree 100 percent with the gov
ernment, and even though war is horrible, we
have to send the message to terrorists that the
United States will not tolerate their actions,”
said sophomore Kedrick Perry.
Other students are concerned that innocent
Afghan citizens will be harmed by the air
strikes. But the rations the U.S. military
camps and bolster opposition forces
fighting the Taliban.
President Bush, whose planned meet
ing Tuesday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff
was postponed, has not disclosed his
plans to follow up the airstrikes.
However, U.S. officials said he wants
to shake bin Laden and fellow terrorists
from Afghan hideouts and into the
hands of American or other anti-Taliban
British Prime Minister Tony Blair,
dropped in Afghanistan influenced some stu
dents’ opinions of the strikes.
Senior Charlotte Brock, who is involved with
Navy ROTC, said she supports the rations
because they are meant to sustain Afghan citi
zens. “I’ve never heard of anything like this,”
Brock said. “We’re bombing the terrorists and
those that support them, while trying to support
the citizens of that country at the same time.”
Students denouncing recent attacks in
Afghanistan had the chance to engage in a heat
ed discussion Monday evening with Tom Short,
a Christian speaker from Columbus, Ohio.
Short stood in the Pit for hours Monday, advo
cating American retaliation as students gathered
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Bush’s staunchest ally, hinted the offen
sive would expand.
“In time, (the airstrikes) will be sup
ported by other actions, again carefully
targeted,” Blair said. He didn’t elabo
rate, but the British defense ministry said
that ground operations were an option.
Anti-aircraft fire lit the skies over the
Afghan capital of Kabul, where electric
ity was cut and Taliban radio told resi-
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ASG President Andrew
Payne says the provision
might ease a technological
disparity among campuses.
By Cleve Wootson
A state budget provision will not
severely affect UNC-Chapel Hill’s
information technology policies, but
members of the UNC-system Board of
Governors say the policy could benefit
the UNC system as a whole.
The provision, which the N.C.
General Assembly passed two weeks
ago, gave control of information tech
nology implementation and manage
ment to individual UNC-system schools.
The power to regulate information
technology previously was distributed
on a case-by-case basis between the
BOG and individual universities’
boards of trustees.
“These are things that we have been
asking for for some time now,” said
H.D. Reaves, a member of the BOG’s
Reaves said increasing the autonomy
of the boards of trustees will provide
benefits to all 16 campuses.
“Each school needs to move ahead at
its own pace,” he said. “There are exam
ples where campuses can act more effi
ciendy. Schools operate better if they
have more flexibility.”
UNC-CH Trustee Stick Williams said
the new provision will have little effect on
information technology' programs such as
the Carolina Computing Initiative or
plans to extend the wireless network that
are now in progress at UNC-CH.
Marian Moore, UNC-CH vice chan
cellor for information technology, also
said she expects minimal change at the
“There will be little noticeable
effect,” Moore said. “It remains to be
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