2 Tuesday, November 20, 2001 Local Superintendent Receives Award for Improving System By Chris Blow Staff Writer Randy Bridges, superintendent of the Orange County School System, was awarded state Superintendent of the Year last week in recognition of his lead ership. The award, given annually by the North Carolina School Boards Association, selects a superintendent out of 117 school districts based on his or her outstanding achievements. Bridges was presented with the award in a ceremony dining the NCSBA’s 32nd Annual Conference for Board Member Development last week. “This is definitely a message that they’re happy with the direction we’re headed in,” Bridges said. During the 2000-01 school year, the school system’s proficiency levels in reading and math went up on every End-of-Grade test. Bridges said. The systemwide achievement gap between white and minority students RATIO From Page 1 than being in close contact with students and being able to interact with them.’’ Shelton said the effect that a low stu dent-to-faculty ratio would have on class size is dependent on the subject materi al of the course. He said some depart- .>TAQ u £ / - CAMPUS RECREATION UPDATE ALWAYS COCA-COLA. ALWAYS CAROLINA!! Sport Clubs Weekly... Sport Clubs \r * In the Korean Karate Club, ten students meet VrOlwQ roCUloVlOilS X. biweekly to practice a traditional style of _ Taekwondo. They focus on the fundamental Flag Football Official of the. Year elements of self defense as well as spar- Dyana Mitchell ring and board breaking techniques. The club is currently training for two touma- ) KUnnerS up. ments that occur early next semester in I Robert Hundley & Gabriel Hernandez Columbia, sc and charleston, sc. The dub J meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the bal- L let room (Studio B) above the Women's Gym. 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Bridges said he achieved those accomplishments by maintaining a direct relationship with the teachers. “We stick to our programs and work directly with the teachers to do what they need,” he said. Jean Swainev, principal of Hillsborough Elementary School, said Bridges has improved the way the sys tem is dealing with poorly performing students. “The old school model was to just have summer school to catch up the kids who are behind,” she said. “He’s gotten funding for us to help the kids during the school year. “We’re very pleased with the way our school has done.” Delores Simpson, chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Education, said Bridges has inspired the system’s teachers to be the best. “He’s very charismatic,” she said. “I ments keep large classes to expand their upper-level course offerings. “Asa student, I never worried about sitting in an introductory physics class of 75 people,” Shelton said. “But 1 really would have resented an introductory French class with 75 people.” Shelton said the benefits of a lower ratio make good use of funds that might come from increased tuition. would call him an innovative person who encourages teachers to rise to the challenge.” Simpson also said she thinks Bridges deserves the award because of his dedi cation to student achievement. “He is a person who is visible in the schools, and teachers have positive things to say about him,” she said. Bridges also serves as the chairman of the Orange County United Way cam paign and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for Young Children Program. Terry Rogers, principal of Cameron Park Elementary, said she is excited Bridges won the award. “He is very inclusive in his decision making and continually says that what we are doing should be for the chil dren,” she said. “There is no one more deserving. I am delighted.” The City Editor can be reached at email@example.com. “We have to keep student concerns in mind when we think about raising tuition,” he said. “If they do come to us with a recommendation for a tuition increase, we better have a clear way of demonstrating that students will benefit from it.” The University Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. r 1 Dissertation & Thesis Special 100% Cotton 140 C.O. COPIES 169 E. Franklin St. • Near the Post Office Open 7 Days a Week 933-9999 City SEMINAR From Page 1 Student government officials said that although they hoped the seminar’s dis cussions would be a factor in Moeser’s initial decision, they are pleased stu dents will have some input on the issue. “I hope that the feedback will affect his initial decision, but my focus is more about what will actually go into the pro grams we will start there,” said Student Body President Justin Young. Moeser said students can offer impor tant input on how to make Qatar a learning environment for UNC students through study abroad and international public service opportunities. “In helping us design how the pro gram will work, students can best be involved in the project," he said. Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber said Moeser’s idea to focus student input on programming is the most practical, given the high likelihood the program will go forward. “We have to approach this from a realistic viewpoint," he said. “Realistically, from where we stand now, it looks like this will happen, so this is where students can realistically have the most impact.” Young said the seminar was formed to educate students about the Qatar sit uation and present a balanced view of the advantages and disadvantages of Qatari involvement. Campus Calendar Today 4 p.m. - Organizers behind “Ride With the Carolina Spirit,” a student excursion to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, will hold a press conference in Union 204. Meet the people who are behind this trip. See how you can reserve a Peach Bowl ticket, hotel room and a ride to and from Atlanta. Two percent of the proceeds are going toward a nonprofit organization here on campus. 7:30 p.m. - The Eating Disorders Support Group will meet at the University United Methodist Church. The group meets the first and third of Tuesdays of every month. Editor's Note If you belong to a University campus organization and want to make a sub mission to Campus Calendar, visit http://www.dailytarheel.com. Calendar submissions must be made before noon on the day before the event is supposed to run in The Daily Tar Heel. FfeEEMfMf B -£Ss*o;s with the purchase of two beverages and one ' lunch at the regular price, receive a second ' jlllr | lunch of equal or lesser value FREE! £ (Dine-in only. One coupon per table. j&w Valid Monday - Friday. Expires 12/4/01) In Over Your Head L This Holiday Season? 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Adler said he and Thorp are almost fin ished preparing for the seminar and hope a variety of students will show interest. Young and Kleysteuber are responsi ble for screening the student applicants and choosing 30 students to participate in the seminar. Adler said he wants a diverse group of students to create a representative committee. He emphasized the need for student awareness to provide Moeser with quality input. “I think students and faculty are in the same boat - Moeser is the decision maker, but I believe he will pay extreme attention to informed input,” Adler said. “It is up to us to do our homework.” The University Editor can be reached at email@example.com. go to dailytarheel.com ■ Pit Cam Shows Glimpse Of UNC Life ■ By Deb McCown artdAddie Sluder ■ Online Admissions Gaining Popularity ■ By Metoka Welch ■ Young Democrats Forum Addresses Erosion Of Civil Liberties ■ By Tina Chang altr Daily £Tur Hrel PO. Box 3257, Chapel Hill, NIC 27515 Katie Hunter. Editor, 962-4086 Advertising & Business, 962-1163 News, Features, Sports, 962-0245 © 2001 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved (Thr Satlij GJar Hppl ATTACK From Page 1 all Americans greater confidence when they fly.” In other news, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the Pentagon hopes Afghans motivated by the Taliban’s collapse and millions in U.S. reward money will find Osama bin Laden’s hide-out so U.S. troops won’t have to hunt cave-to-cave for him. Bush said gains by anti-Taliban forces gave him encouragement that the mili tary was closing in on bin Laden. “The noose is beginning to narrow,” Bush said. The U.S. approach, at least for now, is to continue bombing suspected hide outs while leaving the search on the ground to local people, Rumsfeld said. He suggested a $25 million reward - plus extra bounty offered by the CIA - may prompt Afghans to “begin crawl ing through those tunnels and caves." If the job eventually falls to the U.S. military, it will require different kinds of forces than the special operations troops now in Afghanistan, the defense secre tary said. He did not elaborate, but other officials have said the task might fall to an infantry unit like the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Speaking at a Pentagon news confer ence on the 44th day of U.S. bombing, Rumsfeld also said the United States would not let Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar escape from Kandahar, his southern stronghold now under siege, even if opposition groups negotiated a deal for free passage. Rumsfeld was asked about reports that Omar is trying to negotiate a han dover of power in Kandahar, the birth place of the Taliban militia that has har bored bin Laden and his al-Qaida ter rorist network. “If the thrust of that question is would we knowingly allow him to get out of Kandahar, the answer is ‘No, we would not,’” he said. And in Afghanistan, opposition groups and U.S. aircraft continued their siege of the Taliban’s northern strong hold of Kunduz and international nego tiators reportedly agreed to meet this weekend in Germany to discuss form ing anew broad-based Afghan govern ment. More signs of normalcy took hold in the capital, Kabul, as television returned to the air and a movie theater reopened - both were shut down during the oust ed Taliban’s harsh five-year rule. But four foreign journalists are missing in Afghanistan and feared dead after gun men ambushed their convoy. Working on the critical issue of stabi lizing the tribally fractured country, negotiators reported progress in per suading Afghanistan’s major ethnic groups to work together on forming a government. No date or place for talks has been announced, but a Pakistani diplomatic source, speaking on condi tion of anonymity, said a meeting would begin Saturday, possibly in Berlin. More U.S. commandos joined the hunt for Osama bin Laden and other terrorist suspects in southern Afghanistan, Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said. DEPOSITORY From Page 1 said the destruction of public docu ments goes against the mission of both UNC and its libraries. “This library -and the University - has prided itself on free public access of these documents to the people of North Carolina," he said. Kessler said he fears destroying the document could lead to the destruction of less threatening or more important documents that should not be censored. “When you have an event like (Sept. 11) it scares everyone to death,” he said. “When you have a public that is scared, (censorship) sounds very good.” But Kessler said public access to fed eral documents has suffered for six to eight years prior to Sept. 11 because of a budget crisis. This has led conservatives in Congress to call for electronic pub lishing of federal documents, he said. “I have spent my entire career fight ing for free public access,” Kessler said. Kessler said the library has received requests to return or destroy documents in the past, but these generally were a result of the Government Printing Office accidentally sending the wrong documents to his office. Chuck Stone, a UNC journalism pro fessor who teaches a course in censor ship, said questions regarding free speech become more difficult during times of war. “It is difficult to balance the equities between the right to know and the right to protect people,” Stone said. Stone also said that while he believes the government must continue to improve national security, the demand to destroy the water supply document could be declared unconstitutional in court. Kessler said he expects the govern ment to call for the destruction of more documents in the future, an idea he said he finds discouraging. “Access to information published by the government is everybody’s business,” he said. “No government is so good that it can be trusted to operate in the dark.” The University Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.