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Paying Tribute
UNC ceremony honors
20th century veterans.
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Bush Offers Reassurance to Uneasy Nation
The Associated Press
ATLANTA - President Bush assured
an uneasy nation Thursday night that
the United States
will prevail against
terrorists and said
Americans should
not “give in to exaggerated fears or pass
ing rumors” of future attacks.
In a prime-time address about “our
Plans Opposed
A group of western N.C. residents spoke out
against a proposed redistricting plan during
a forum at the state legislative building.
By Jennifer Hag in
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - A large group of dissatisfied citizens gathered
Thursday night at the N.C. General Assembly to express their
opposition to proposed U.S. congressional redistricting plans.
The public forum was held by state legislators to allow citizens
to express their opinions on the Democratic plan, sponsored by
Rep. Thomas Wright, D-New Hanover, and the Republican
plan, sponsored Rep. William McMahan, R-Mecklenburg.
The vast majority of the room was filled with western North
Carolina residents who spoke out against the Wright plan,
claiming it would take away people’s ability to re-elect Rep.
Charles Taylor, R-N.C.
Steve Henson of Haywood County asked all audience
members to stand if they were against the Wright plan. The
majority of the audience members stood.
Henson asked for a public forum in the western part of the
state if the Wright plan reveals widespread dissent in that area.
“Having it in Raleigh just don’t get it,” Henson said.
Most of the concerns shared at the meeting related to
Taylor and the lack of a condensed community district.
The plans also differ in their placement of the newly cre
ated 13th Congressional District. The Democratic plan has the
district placed in northern part of the state, while the
Republican plan places the district in the Triangle.
Rep. Fern Shubert, R-Union, complained that the Democratic
plan locked out the voices of the Republican Party, much like the
state redistricting plan passed by the N.C. House last week.
“This is the best case of gerrymandering I’ve ever seen,”
she said. “It’s a work of art.”
Janice Poteat of McDowell County referred to legislators as
“power-hungry hypocrites” and compared voting for the
Wright plan with rigging voting machines.
“If you vote for the Wright plan then you’re proving with
out a shadow of a doubt that you’re trying to usurp power
from the voters,” Poteat said.
But Peter Baker of Asheville said both Democrats and
Republicans run for election claiming they’ll redistrict to get
more of their party members elected. He voiced his support
for the Wright plan.
“The Democrats won the election. I’m sorry you had a
hard time dealing with that,” he said.
Rep. Larry Justus, R-Henderson, said the benefit of the cit
izens should be the priority of legislators when considering a
redistricting plan.
“These districts do not belong to me, to Chairman Wright
or Chairman McMahan,” Justus said. “Who do they belong
to? You, the people of North Carolina.”
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No Plans to Address UNC Salary Gap
By Mike Callahan
And Jamie Dougher
Staff Writers
Unlike officials at N.C. State University,
UNC-Chapel Hill officials have no concrete
plans to address salary disparities among male,
female and minority faculty members.
UNC-CH’s female professors are facing an
uphill climb to reach the salary figures male fac
ulty attain, according to the 2000-01 salary report
by the UNC Office of Institutional Research.
N.C. State officials announced last week that
the university - which faces a similar disparity
- would commit $600,000 to eliminating gen
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great national challenge,” the president
told Americans to turn their fears into
action: volunteer in hospitals, schools,
homeless shelters and at military facili
ties or train for emergency service work
and join anew national civil defense
“We have entered anew era. This
new era requires new responsibilities -
both for the government and our peo
ple,” the president told a crowd of 5,000,
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The North Carolina football team leaves the field of Carter-Rnley Stadium on Sept. 29 after a 17-9 victory against N.C.
State and an impromptu prayer circle with members of the Wolfpack.
Any Given
A look at how North Carolina prepares for a home football game.
By Rachel Carter
Sports Editor
Section 107, Row QQ, Seat 1.
From that vantage point, you can see all of Kenan Stadium.
At 6:48 p.m. Thursday, the stadium sits so calmly. Less than 45 hours
from the Oct 6 kickoff of North Carolina and East Carolina’s long-await
ed football matchup, the stadium looks perfect, primed for the game.
As the sun slips out of the sky. sending bril
liant shades of yellow and orange to highlight
the west end of the stadium, lazy activity
keeps Kenan from standing completely alone.
A handful of football players, some still
garbed in their practice gear, hang out in
front of the tunnel, talking on cell phones or simply chatting. A girl and
a guy finish running the stadium’s steps and walk a lap around the field.
A slight wind blows across the stands, just enough to push the
three fans dangling from the ceiling below the chancellor’s box. The
barely noticeable chill gives just a hint that autumn has arrived -
those crisp October nights of which Charles Kuralt spoke so fondly.
Forty-four hours and some minutes later, Kenan Stadium would no
der-related salary disparities.
UNC-CH reports indicate that tenured and
tenure-track female professors in the College of
Arts and Sciences earn an average of $10,017
less than their male counterparts. The largest
salary disparities reported were in the School of
Medicine and in the science disciplines.
But officials said they were not surprised by
the pay difference. “This is not news to anybody,”
said Sue Estroff, Faculty Council chairwoman.
Estroff said she hopes University officials will
look at the inequities and make changes,
although she said she is somewhat doubtful that
pay discrepancies will be rectified this year.
Estroff said UNC-CH is unable to address
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most of whom were police, postal work
ers, firefighters and other uniformed
public servants.
He was interrupted by applause more
than 25 times in his 32-minute speech.
Nearly two months after the hijacker
attacks in New York and Washington,
D.C., Bush conceded that his adminis
tration does not know who unleashed
anthrax in the U.S. mail. Nor did he
offer hope that U.S. troops would soon
salary discrepancies because of a lack of funds
now available for faculty salaries.
While UNC-CH is just beginning to contem
plate action, N.C. State already has taken action
to study and remedy salary disparities among
their faculty. Joanne Woodard, N.C. State’s vice
provost of equal opportunity and equity, said
N.C. State hired consultant Lois Haignere of
Albany, N.Y., to complete a study of faculty
salaries for fall 2000. Woodard said N.C. State
officials decided to address the disparities after
receiving the results of Haignere’s study.
This study showed that male minority profes-
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find Osama bin Laden and unravel his
Afghanistan-based terrorist network.
But he confidently predicted eventu
al victory abroad. “We will persevere in
this struggle, no matter how long it takes
to prevail,” he said and lauded
Americans for their actions at home.
“We are a different country than we
were on September 10: sadder and less
innocent; stronger and more united; and
in the face of ongoing threats, deter
It’s all these things that fascinated The
Daily Tar Heel - things large and small that were wrapped up in a sin
gle football game. A Southern college town, like dozens of others, like
no other, transforms itself six times a year into a grand production.
In August, the DTH decided to look at all the things that happen
in front of and behind the scenes to put on a football game. Eventually
the idea was whitded down to the moment the whisde blew Saturday,
ending a North Carolina football game, to the moment the ball was
struck by a kicker, beginning another North Carolina football game.
We looked at as many aspects as we could think of- parking, the
team, the media, tailgating, marketing. But as we talked to people, more
ideas popped up. So many things were tied up in producing a football
game that we couldn’t fit everything in these pages; go to to get a more complete picture of what we found.
Saturday, UNC’s football team will play Wake Forest at noon for
Homecoming. Although the events in our story happened last month,
most of them have been, or will be, done again to prepare for the game.
The team is the focal point of Saturday’s game and will be in the two
more home games to come. But the 100 plus players involved in the pro
gram are just a small fraction of the people who make a game happen.
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Before Kickoff:
Preparing for UNC
Football Games
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mined and courageous,” the president
The audience’s loudest applause
came at the end, when he praised the
actions of passengers who fought with
hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight
93 before it crashed into a Pennsylvania
field. Bush recalled the words of Todd
Beamer, a 32-year-old businessman and
Sunday school teacher, who was over
heard on a cell phone to say, “Let’s roll,”
longer be the serene place of Thursday.
Instead, with the four big lights blar
ing, the stadium will be nearly full, with
more people packing in -a sea of pur
ples and powder blues. Even when the
fans aren’t roaring for their teams, the
hum of activity will be deafening.
The kid selling cotton candy. The
scalper looking for a buyer. The little girl
in a Tar Heel cheerleading outfit The alco
hol-fueled fan. The smooth administrator.
The band member waiting to step onto
the field. The excited football player.
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as the passengers charged the terrorists.
“We cannot know every turn this bat
de will take. Yet we know our cause is
just, and our ultimate victory is assured,”
Bush said. “We will no doubt face new
challenges. But we have our marching
orders: My fellow Americans, let’s roll.”
The address was billed as an update
on the war in Afghanistan, the anthrax
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Funds Bill
Made Law
The new bill will establish
seven bioterrorism teams at
county health departments
to prevent future attacks.
By Michael Davis
Staff Writer
Gov. Mike Easley signed a bill into
law Thursday that will make special
funds available to respond to potential
terrorist attacks.
The Bioterrorism Defense Funds Bill,
which passed the N.C. Senate on Tuesday
by a 45-1 vote, grants $1.9 million for
emergency management support
The bill also allows up to S3O million
to be pulled from the state’s rainy day
fund for further preventative measures.
The legislation took just eight days to
make its way through the N.C. General
Easley said in a speech Thursday that
the bill was a high priority for the state.
“It is imperative that North Carolina
takes immediate steps to protect the safe
ty and well-being of our people,” he said.
The bill will establish seven bioter
rorism teams, which will work to pre
vent potential attacks, at county health
departments across the state.
In addition, the bill will fund comput
er technology, training, equipment and
labs to test for substances such as anthrax.
In the speech, Easley added that a
governor’s task force has asked for $13.5
million to fund additional needs, includ
ing public health and law enforcement
The governor said that despite the
state’s budget was modified to generate
funding for the bill, state needs are still
much greater than available funds.
“We can expect some help from the
federal government, but we just don’t
know when,” he said. “They are moving
as fast as they can.”
Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, said
the bill-will give the governor maxi
mum flexibility to apply funds to vari
ous programs.
“It puts in place a system and trains
people to be ready to make the quick
response (to terrorist activities),” he said.
Lee said the most important part of
the Bioterrorism Defense Funds Bill
gives the governor access to the state’s
rainy day fund.
He added that most legislators spoke
in strong support of the bill.
Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange, said the
state’s economic crisis initially made
some legislators question giving the
governor control of a large sum of
nondiscretionary money. But Insko said
legislative oversight will enable the
funds to be monitored closely.
She added that improvements to pub
lic health technology will strengthen links
between individual counties to commu
nicate and share information. She also
said the bill will help boost security.
“One of the primary responsibilities
of the government is to secure the safe
ty of the citizens,” she said. “It’ll make
citizens feel more comfortable.”
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