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School of Public Health
holds a bioterrorism seminar.
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Workers Suspended After Knife Incident
The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Private security work
ers at O’Hare International Airport have
been suspended for allowing a man to
pass through a checkpoint with several
knives and a
stun gun in his
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officials said there was no indication the
man was involved in terrorism. They
It has been heartening to have
a lot of help and enthusiasm.”
Candidate Kevin Foy
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Chapel Hill mayoral candidate Kevin Foy speaks with Carmen Hoyme (left) and
Margaret Brown, both Chapel Hill residents, on Franklin Street on Monday afternoon.
Mount Final Pushes
By Carolyn Pearce
Chapel Hill and Carrboro mayoral candi
dates made their final campaign push Monday,
shaking hands and posting fliers in a last-ditch
effort to secure votes for today’s election.
Chapel Hill mayoral candidates Lee Pavao
and Kevin Foy - both Chapel Hill Town
Council members - spent the day campaigning
around the town and talking to people on
Foy, clad in a white and red T-shirt with his
name and “mayor" written on it, strolled Franklin
Street on Monday afternoon, handing out pam
phlets and encouraging residents to vote.
“I’ve been running around, dropping off
campaign literature, knocking on doors and
talking to people,” Foy said. “Basically winding
Foy said he is pleased with the way his cam
Alumnus Gives $lO Million to International Studies
By Karey Wutkowski
Assistant University Editor
A UNC alumnus who felt the
University sent him out into the world
ill-prepared to deal with the global econ
omy has donated $lO million to support
international study initiatives.
Alston Gardner, who graduated from
UNC in 1977, said he didn’t leave the
United States until he was 30 years old,
when his business ventures forced him
to interact in the international realm.
said he told them he owned the knives
for protection and mistakenly packed
them in a plastic bag rather than his lug
gage before leaving for the airport.
In a statement issued Monday,
Atlanta-based Argenbright Security Inc.
said eight of the workers they hired to
operate the screening operations at
United Airlines’ terminal had been sus
pended pending a company inquiry.
The Federal Aviation Administration
is also investigating.
City officials said the workers, includ
ing one supervisor, failed to detain
paign has ended and with all of the support he
“I’ve had about 150 volunteers,” he said. “It
has been heartening to have a lot of help and
Foy said he will be up and about at 6:30 a.m.
today, trying to visit as many polls as possible.
Pavao planned a full day of meeting with
potential voters, starting with Monday morn
ing’s ribbon-cutting opening ceremony at
XOXO women’s apparel store on East Franklin
“After the opening, I spent the rest of the
morning walking Franklin Street, talking to the
people in establishments and on the street,” he
said. “I like to do that anyway.”
Pavao said he spent the rest of his afternoon
at Southern Village, talking to parents at Scroggs
Elementary School and campaigning in. the
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“My sense was that you didn’t have to
wait until you were 30 to have an inter
national experience,” said Gardner, who
lives in Atlanta. “The overall strategy (of
my donation) is to provide an interna
tional experience for every student on
The donation will go to the Carolina
First Campaign, a seven-year initiative
that plans to raise $1.5 billion from pri
The gift establishes 25 undergraduate
scholarships that will send students on
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Subash Gurung, 27, of Chicago, after
two folding knives were discovered in
his pocket when he passed through a
The workers did not notice seven
other knives, a stun gun and a can
marked tear gas when Gurung’s bag
went through an X-ray machine.
Instead, they were found by United
employees in the gate area who
searched Gurung’s carry-on bag, police
spokesman Thomas Donegan said.
“Something obviously went seriously
wrong here, and we’re trying to find out
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an annual six-week immersion program
at the National University of Singapore.
The donation also will bring interna
tional students to UNC though the Global
Scholars Program, which will attract 48
foreign undergraduate students to study at
the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Graduate students will benefit from
Gardner’s gift through two research and
teaching graduate fellowships, known as
REACH, which aim to enrich graduate
students’ learning and teaching.
A speaker series will be the first of
Experience Music Project's
Electric Bus comes to campus.
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if it’s the employees’ fault,” said
Monique Bond, spokeswoman for the
Chicago Department of Aviation. “If
weapons were confiscated, he should
never have been let through security.”
Gurung, who told authorities he was
unemployed, was arrested trying to
board a United flight to Omaha, Neb.,
on Saturday night, Donegan said.
He was charged with unlawful use of
a weapon and attempting to board an
aircraft with weapons, both misde
After being released on bail on those
We’re confident. It has been ...
a very busy campaign.”
Candidate Lee Pavao
Chapel Hill mayoral candidate Lee Pavao speaks to Chapel Hill resident Beth Monsour
at Quinn's Restaurant in Southern Village on Monday afternoon.
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Gardner’s initiatives to be realized. The
donation is helping bring Sandy Berger,
former national security adviser under
President Clinton, to UNC on
Raymond Farrow, development direc
tor for the University Center for
International Studies, said he has been
working with Gardner for about a year to
find a good match for Gardner’s interna
tional interests and the University’s needs.
Farrow said the programs are in sync
with Chancellor James Moeser’s efforts
charges early Sunday, Gurung was rear
rested by FBI agents when he returned
to O’Hare to retrieve his checked-in lug
gage. He was charged with a federal
felony count of attempting to carry a
weapon on an aircraft, Randall
Sambom, spokesman for the U.S. attor
ney’s office, said. “The investigation
does not seem to reveal an illicit, suspi
cious or nefarious intent about his trip to
Omaha,” Sambom said.
At a brief court appearance Monday,
a judge ordered Gurung, a Nepalese cit
izen who is in the United States on an
to internationalize the University.
“The philosophy is that we want
every Carolina student to be exposed to
another culture while they’re here,” he
“We started out as a state and region
al university. In the last couple decades,
we’ve become a prominent national uni
versity, and now we’re going to become
a true international university.”
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expired student visa, held without bond.
Transportation Secretary Norman Y.
Mineta, who was visiting Chicago on
Monday, called the incident “a case of
He blamed United, saying the airline
is in charge of screening passengers on
its flights. Mineta called for the FAA to
impose a substantial fine on United.
United said it was “aggressive and
effective work” by its own employees
that prevented the weapons from being
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To Fill Seats
A special election will be
held Wednesday to try to fill
the 13 empty seats in the
37-seat Student Congress.
By Jordan Bartel
The expulsion of two members from
Student Congress has added new impor
tance to Wednesday’s special election.
Seniors John Clark and Andrew
Wagner were expelled Oct. 30 due to
excessive unexcused absences -a
chronic problem in Congress, student
leaders have said.
After any Congress member has
been absent from three full Congress or
ings, charges can
be brought against
them if at least
vote to do so.
decides whether to
bring them to a full
chairman, said he
does not have full
from committee meetings but that there
are three people who would be eligible
for expulsion from Congress if they
miss the next full meeting Nov. 13.
A simple majority of representatives in
attendance constitutes a quorum, which is
needed to conduct official business.
Before his expulsion, Clark repre
sented District 10, which covers
Alderman, Mclver, Spencer, Stacy and
Graham Residence'Halls, and Wagner
represented District 21, which includes
the area bounded by Columbia Street,
West Franklin Street, Jones Ferry Road
and the N.C. 54 bypass.
The new expulsions bring the num
ber of empty seats in Congress to 13 out
of the total 37. A total of 10 districts at
the graduate and undergraduate level
are without representation.
Speaker of Congress Mark Townsend
said he hopes the special election will fill
all empty seats, but he is not optimistic.
“Ideally, I’d like all 37 seats to be
filled to represent UNC,” Townsend
said. “On the other hand, there’s noth
ing I can do if apathy is so rampant.”
It is this apathy,Townsend said, that
also leads to Congress members’ lack of
participation and eventual expulsion.
“Usually people decide they want to be
involved with Congress but discover that
they are not prepared,” he said. “You have
to devote one night a week to Congress,
and we do not have a lot of perks - it’s
often tedious and monotonous.”
Some students have shown interest in
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called on Oct. 4 for
a special election to