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Student Government Considers Tuition Poll
Bv John Frank
Student leaders said Tuesday that
they are planning a special referendum
in January that would allow students to
formally express their opinions about a
possible tuition increase.
Student Body President Justin Young
and Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber
said they are considering the possibility
of polling the student body once a
recently formed tuition committee
makes its recommendation.
“It would let students show their sup
port for the increase or vote against it if
they don’t think it is the right thing to
Local Buses Added, Routes
To Change With New Plan
Bv Jenny Huang
Chapel Hill transportation
authorities have announced
details about anew bus line and
bus route modifications that will
go into effect when local buses
become fare-free in January.
In an attempt to increase
service and campus access,
transportation planners will
add anew East U bus route,
replace the existing P bus line
with a North U bus service
and merge the existing H bus
and S bus routes into a single
“We are making some
changes (to the fare-free bus sys
tem),” said Mary Lou
Kuschatka, Chapel Hill’s trans
portation director. “Right now,
we’re evaluating some of the
routes that are more congested
and making changes to give
better service to these routes.”
Kuschatka said the U and
Reverse U bus routes are sig
nificantly overcrowded, espe
cially during peak hours.
“We anticipate that some of
the loads from the U and
(Reverse) U (routes) will be spread out
with the fare-free system,” she said.
As an extension of the U and Reverse
U routes, the new EU shuttle route is
designed to alleviate congestion and
provide additional transportation for the
Horowitz to Lecture
On Peace Movement
By Mike Gorman
Political conservative David
Horowitz said he hopes his speech
tonight will spark a civil discussion of
the post-Sept. 11 anti-war movement.
Horowitz will speak at 7 p.m. today
in Memorial Hall. The speech, which is
sponsored by the College Republicans,
is free and open to the public.
Horowitz has criticized recent teach
ins at UNC and the University of
Califomia-Berkeley, calling them critical
of the war and anti-American.
“My greatest concern is the lack of
academic freedom for anyone who dis
agrees with the left," Horowitz said in a
phone interview with The Daily Tar
Heel on Tuesday. “In order to get a
good education you have to have dis
cussion of both sides of an issue.”
Senior Rheta Burton, president of the
College Republicans, said the group
chose to bring Horowitz to campus
because of his “unique” political history.
“This isn’t just some guy spouting the
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it
do,” Kleysteuber said.
Provost Robert Shelton is the chair
man of the tuition committee and said
he supports the referendum idea. “We
would be happy to have students
(vote),” he said. “Student opinion is
weighed heavily on campus.”
The campuswide vote aims to give
students a larger role in whether a tuition
hike first mentioned by Chancellor
James Moeser in his Sept. 5 State of the
University address is adopted.
The UNC Board of Trustees took its
first formal action on a campus-based
tuition increase at its Nov. 15 meeting
when the trustees asked for the forma
tion of a committee to evaluate the need
As of Jan. 2, drivers will not have to bother with the
fare box as Chapel Hill buses go fare-free.
eastern part of campus, Kuschatka said.
The UNC School of Law requested
the new EU route to provide law stu
dents with more access to campus. “The
fact that there will be the availability of
more interaction with different parts of
regular anti-war rhetoric,” she said.
“He’s been in both the pro- and anti-war
movement. He’s a unique individual.”
Horowitz emerged as a leader of the
New Left radicals while studying at
Columbia University and UC-Berkeley
in the late 1950 sand early 19605.
During his leftist days, Horowitz edit
ed the New Left magazine Ramparts
and maintained close ties with Black
Panther Party leader Huey Newton.
Horowitz’s political orientation shift
ed from left-wing liberal to staunch con
servative in the early 1980s.
Given Horowitz’s complex political
past. Burton said, the College
Republicans hope his speech will provide
students with a more balanced perspec
tive on the nation’s war on terrorism.
Burton said that while there have been
numerous anti-war demonstrations since
the Sept. 11 attacks, the viewpoint of war
supporters has not been fairly presented.
Horowitz said that while the main focus
of his speech will be on the anti-war move-
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for a hike. The committee will be respon
sible for drafting a proposal for the BOT
to vote on at its Jan. 24 meeting.
Students also will participate in the 12-
member tuition committee, which Shelton
has begun to name. Eric Johnson, a senior
from Greensboro, and Rebekah Burford,
a sophomore from Raleigh, were selected
as the two undergraduate representatives.
Johnson and Burford will be joined by
one graduate student, four faculty mem
bers, three administrators and three BOT
members, including Chairman Tim
Burnett. The graduate student and one fac
ulty member have not yet been named.
Young said he also will play a part in
the committee, although Shelton was
campus is certainly something
(the law students) have been
wanting for awhile,” said Sylvia
Novinsky, assistant student
affairs dean of the law school.
In addition to the EU shuttle
route, anew NU circulation sys
tem will replace the existing P
route, providing a link between
campus and areas to the north.
“The NU route is basically a
modification of the P route,” said
Ray Magyar, University trans
portation planner. “It’s designed
to give students quick, direct
access to the P and PR lot from
campus and also help employees
have access to their cars.”
The NU route will assume all
existing P bus stops, except the
stop on Hillsborough Street by
Brookside Apartments. The
Hillsborough Street bus stop will
be taken over by the A bus line.
Besides implementing new
bus routes, transportation offi
cials plan to merge the H and S
route into one circulation system.
H and S bus routes now pro
vide direct access between
UNC Hospitals and the Friday
The merged route will pro-
vide the same access and offer more
consistent service at 10-minute intervals,
Magyar said. “This is probably one of
our best improvements,” he said. “We
have a high number of students that run
between the Friday Center and campus
Peach Bowl Packages Now Cheaper
Organizer burgess Foster
says the trip's price will be
about S7O less but will no
longer include a hotel stay.
By Krista Faron
Students planning to travel to the
Peach Bowl if UNC is invited to the
game will have several options to secure
Junior Burgess Foster is organizing a
Peach Bowl trip package, sponsored by
Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship
Inc. Foster said the package he original
ly designed and publicized included
overnight accommodations, but the new
trip will only feature transportation and
Students also can obtain tickets,
which will become available if UNC is
confirmed to participate in the game,
through the Department of Athletics or
directly from the Peach Bowl.
Foster said his package will cost
$123.93 per person - about S7O less
than he had originally advertised -and
will include round-trip charter bus trans-
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unclear in what capacity.
Shelton said the committee will meet
only three times because of time con
straints created by final exams and Winter
Break. “We are under a short timeline, so
we are going to have to work pretty hard.”
Shelton said he hopes to meet at least
one additional time, most likely during
Winter Break, if committee members
Johnson said he is concerned the
timeline could limit student members’
input. “It is going to be pretty difficult
since a lot of this is going to happen over
(Winter) Break,” he said.
The committee will meet for the first
time before Winter Break to write out a
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and the hospital also.”
Local transportation officials antici
pate more people will begin riding the
bus after fare-free bus service beginsjan.
2. “I estimate a 10 to 20 percent increase
in ridership with the fare-free busing,”
Officials also expressed hope that the
increased ridership ultimately will
portation and one ticket to the Peach
Bowl. The buses will leave Dec. 31, the
day of the game, and return that night.
Tickets will be sold from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. today through Dec. 4 in the Pit
today. Trip participants must pay with
either a check or money order from
Bank of America. After paying for the
trip, they will receive a receipt that can
be redeemed later for a game ticket
Foster said two percent of the pro
ceeds will go to the Sonja H. Stone Black
Cultural Center, but he also will use
profits from the trip to pay his tuition.
Anyone who purchases a ticket will be
given a refund if UNC is not invited to
play in the Peach Bowl, Foster said. “We’d
be able to issue refunds on the spot," he
said. “That’s always been our policy.”-
Foster said students should not be con
cerned about the legitimacy of the trip. “I
cannot guarantee a victory at the Peach
Bowl, but I can guarantee that the trip is
being handled professionally,” he said.
Derek Martin, director of sales for the
Peach Bowl, confirmed that Foster has
secured up to 800 tickets for the bowl
game if UNC is selected to play. “He has
asked to purchase 800 tickets,” he said.
“If he contacts us when we announce the
teams, he will be able to get 800 tickets.”
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tuition-setting philosophy for UNC.
“We need to figure out where we are
and where we want to go,” Shelton said.
No official dates have been set for the
committee to meet After break the com
mittee will meet twice to determine spe
cific uses for the money and then decide if
and how much tuition should be mcreased
to meet these goals, Shelton said.
Shelton said he hopes the student com
mittee members bring a strong perspective
to the decision. “I hope they help us to
understand what is important to students
when tuition dollars are at hand.”
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relieve overcrowded bus lines and
decrease parking problems on campus.
“There shouldn’t be anymore over
crowding on buses,” Magyar said.
“Now, students can grab any bus they
want since it will be free.”
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But Foster’s trip is not the only way for
UNC fans to secure tickets to the bowl
game. Martin said tickets can be pur
chased direcdy through the Peach Bowl.
“We have been selling tickets for the game
in the priority section all year,” he said.
“There will be better seats and worse seats
(than those offered by Foster).”
Martin also said UNC’s athletic
department would receive about 25,000
tickets if the football team is selected for
Steve Kirschner, director of commu
nication for the athletic department, said
anyone would be able to buy tickets
from the athletic ticket office if UNC is
chosen to play in the Peach Bowl.
“Just like any other bowl game we’ve
gone to, tickets can be purchased through
the athletic ticket office,” he said. “As
soon as we were invited, we would most
likely have them available within a day.”
But Foster hopes students will travel
to the Peach Bowl with his group. He
said he believes the trip will make a
powerful statement about UNC pride.
“I want to show everyone Carolina spir
it is second to none."
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Close In on
U.S. troops have targeted
a compound where Taliban
leader Mullah Mohammed
Omar is suspected of hiding.
The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - More
Marines poured into Afghanistan
Tuesday, and Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld said America was “tightening
the noose” around Osama bin Laden
and his Taliban allies. Taliban control in
their southern stronghold appeared to
“We’ll pursue them until they have
nowhere else to run,” Rumsfeld told
reporters at the U.S. Central Command
He also said the
airstrikes Tuesday against a compound
southeast of Kandahar after learning that
it was being used by senior leaders of the
Taliban, al-Qaida and Wafa, a Saudi
Arabian humanitarian group named by
the United States as aiding bin Laden.
CNN reported Tuesday night that a
senior Pentagon official said Taliban
leader Mullah Mohammed Omar might
be at the compound.
Pentagon officials didn’t say who may
have been in the compound and possibly
killed, though Rumsfeld told reporters
“It clearly was a leadership area” and he
said those targeted were “non-trivial.”
“Whoever was there is going to wish
they weren’t,” he said.
U.S. F-16 jets and B-1B bombers
attacked two targets with precision-guid
ed weapons, military officials said.
The anti-Taliban Northern Alliance
said it crushed a bloody, three-day
revolt by bin Laden’s foreign fighters
who had surrendered last weekend in
the northern city of Kunduz.
However, U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks,
who runs the U.S. military campaign in
Afghanistan, said 30 to 40 hard-core
fighters were still holding out in the mud
walled fortress near Mazar-e-Sharif.
With the collapse of Taliban resis
tance in the north, attention has focused
on the south, where the Islamic militia
which protected bin Laden remains in
control of the city of Kandahar and a
handful of provinces.
President Bush launched military
operations Oct. 7 in Afghanistan after
the Taliban refused to surrender bin
Laden, alleged architect of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks in the United States.
In Washington, D.C., U.S. officials
said that of an estimated 4,000 to 5,000
members of bin Laden’s al-Qaida ter
rorist network in Afghanistan, several
hundred have been killed, including
seven considered to be leaders. The offi
cials spoke on condition of anonymity.
Franks said the hunt for bin Laden and
his al-Qaida followers was focusing on
two areas: Kandahar in the south and a
mountain base called Tora Bora south of
Jalalabad in the east near Pakistan.
U.S. Marines, who established a base
in southern Afghanistan late Sunday,
sent out armed patrols Tuesday as part
of the American effort to bring the fight
to the Taliban’s southern homeland.
Less than three days after first land
ing in southern Afghanistan, more than
600 Marines were on the ground, with
at least 400 more on their way.
Pentagon officials said they would help
choke off escape routes for Taliban lead
ers and fighters loyal to bin Laden.
Rumsfeld said U.S. efforts “will be
shifting from cities at some point to
hunting down and rooting out terrorists
where they hide.”
Franks described the situation inside
Kandahar, the dusty backwater city
were the Taliban took shape in the early
19905, as “very confused” - an obser
vation bom out by reports from resi
dents and travelers reaching Pakistan.
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