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Night of Fright?
Town solicits resident input
on new Halloween measures.
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Students Protest Parking Proposals
Rudy Kleysteuber, student body vice president, expresses frustration
at Wednesday's Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee meeting.
Horowitz Gives Voice to Conservative Views
David Horowitz took issue
with the teach-ins, which he
called anti-American, held
on campus after Sept. 11.
By Elyse Ashbirn
Prominent conservative David
Horowitz addressed a packed Memorial
Hall on Wednesday, criticizing a series
of anti-war teach-ins held at UNC after
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The series of teach-ins earlier this
year caused several conservatives,
including Horowitz, to blast UNC and
other universities for displaying anti-
“At a time like this, to have three teach
ins, or even one, is despicable and dis
graceful,” Horowitz said. “I was invited to
be a one-man teach-in on the other side.”
Horowitz’s appearance jump started
his nationwide Think Twice Tour, in
which he is discussing anti-war senti
ments at UNC and 14 other universities.
But Horowitz said he understands
what the teach-ins were trying to
accomplish because he was once an
active anti-war protester.
Horowitz began his career as a politi
cal activist opposing the Vietnam War
and leading left-wing groups. He said that
over time he became disillusioned with
liberalism and became a conservative.
Based on his own anti-war actions,
Horowitz said, he feels the people
protesting the war in Afghanistan are
expressing hatred for the United States.
Despite being greeted by a lengthy
round of applause, Horowitz said he felt
there was a war against him at UNC
because of his conservative views.
He stressed that all universities, includ
ing UNC, should embrace differing opin
ions and encourage free speech. “It is
inappropriate for an academic institution
to have a campaign to silence an individ
ual because of their views,” he said.
He also criticized Chancellor James
Moeser for allowing the teach-ins to
take place without presenting the
opposing view until now. “I can’t find
words to express my contempt for the
chancellor and this University for sup
porting these views,” he said.
Horowitz added that he does not
think UNC’s position on the war should
He said the attacks helped unify
Americans, adding that UNC adminis
trators and faculty should show support
for the U.S. actions. “When the whole
country is banding together, you have an
administration and faculty that is out of
touch with the heart of America,” he said.
Horowitz said it is important that
people remember the United States is
the victim in the war. He said the teach
ins demonstrated sympathy for terrorist
causes, cautioning the University com
munity to remember the true victims of
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He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
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Conservative activist David Horowitz, speaking in Memorial Hall on Wednesday night, openly expresses his disgust for UNC's
"leftist" faculty and liberal environment, pointing to recent teach-ins as examples of anti-American sentiment on campus.
Protesters Stage Walk Out During Speech
By John Frank
About 150 students from various stu
dent groups walked out of political con
servative David Horowitz’s speech in
Memorial Hall on Wednesday evening
amid verbal attacks from Horowitz and
other audience members.
Ten minutes into Horowitz’s com
ments about the anti-war movement, the
protesters, led by Black Student
Movement President Kristi Booker, rose
from their seats in the first nine rows
and silendy exited the building.
As the walkout occurred, Horowitz
called the protesters “a sad commentary
on the Black Student Movement and the
(Sonja H. Stone) Black Cultural Center."
The group of students that walked out
included members of the BSM, the UNC
Chapter of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People, the
On the Wake of Emancipation
Campaign, Young Democrats and other
progressive student groups.
Representatives from various area cam
puses including Duke and N.C.
Agricultural & Technical State universi
ties also were part of the demonstration.
Booker said demonstrators planned
beforehand to stage the protest 10 minutes
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By Jeff Silver
A meeting Wednesday afternoon about the
future of resident student parking on campus drew
students who tried to voice their opinions on the
issue and led one disgruntled group to demand a
meeting with the provost.
About 75 students attended the Transportation
and Parking Advisory Committee meeting in
protest of proposals to eliminate resident student
parking and to begin charging for night parking.
Student government leaders promoted the meet
ing Wednesday by parking Student Body President
Justin Young’s car in the Pit at noon, giving speech
es and distributing informational fliers.
TPAC began discussing phasing out resident stu
dent parking several weeks ago. Student leaders
have expressed concern that students are being left
out of the process. A final decision on the issue will
be made by Provost Robert Shelton.
Several students who spoke at the TPAC meet
ing said it was unfair that faculty and staff were
given greater priority for parking than students.
into the event. “We walked out to show
that we do not support racist teachings.”
When Booker learned of Horowitz’s
comments during the demonstration,
she became visibly upset. “It was just
really hurtful.... It makes me feel like I
am not a part of (UNC),” Booker said,
wiping tears from her face.
Some audience members reacted to
Horowitz’s comments about the walkout
by shouting negative comments at the
protesters. About 35 people in the audi
ence also rose from their seats to fill the
empty rows at the front of the auditorium.
The protesters said they were con
cerned about their safety during the
walkout. “I felt a lot of hate and hostili
ty,” said senior Kristin Young. “In my 3
1/2 years at UNC, I have never felt so
threatened by a group of people.”
After all the protesters left the hall,
they stopped on the outside steps, where
Booker thanked the crowd for their sup
port. “This is a strong showing of soli
darity,” she said. “We might not disagree
with Horowitz about the same things, but
we are all showing our right to disagree."
Horowitz said before the event that
any groups that demonstrated against
his speaking would be anti-liberal and
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“I’m concerned that student parking is the first
thing cut,” said junior Ben Milam.
Assistant Provost and TPAC Chairwoman
Linda Carl said there wasn’t time to respond to stu
dents’ concerns, which were aired for 15 minutes of
the meeting. Young said he was disappointed that
the student voice seemed to go unheeded. “I don’t
appreciate that students left that meeting feeling
ignored and marginalized,” he said.
Instead, the committee proceeded with its nor
mal business, including a presentation on night
parking by Cheryl Stout, assistant director of park
ing services. Dorothy Ariail, a student representa
tive to TPAC, pressed Stout about the purpose of
issuing night parking permits. Carolyn Elfland
responded, saying many students, faculty and
health sciences workers who have to be on campus
in the evening have had trouble finding spaces.
Ariail asked Elfland for documentation that there
is a shortage of night spaces, but Carl repeatedly
said the meeting was for education, not discussion.
Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber
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Walking out in silent protest, students demonstrate
opposition to activist David Horowitz's views.
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U.S. Troops Move
North, First U.S.
A Taliban official stated, in an unconfirmed
report, that party leader Mullah Mohammed
Omar was not caught in recent airstrikes.
Staff & Wire Reports
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban’s supreme leader
radioed his commanders Wednesday and called on them to fight
to the death against Americans in southern Afghanistan, where
U.S. Marines were building up their forces at a desert base.
In Washington, D.C., U.S. officials said a small group of sol
diers from the 10th Mountain Division has assembled outside
the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif to serve as a quick
reaction force in the event of renewed Taliban resistance. The
officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deploy
ment comprised no more than two dozen soldiers. One official
said the numbers might be increased.
The 10th Mountain Division had
about 1,000 of its soldiers providing
security at an air base across the border
in southern Uzbekistan for several weeks, the officials said.
Also in the north, anti-Taliban forces began clearing the
bodies of hundreds of fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden killed
during a three-day prison uprising near Mazar-e-Sharif.
U.S. officials confirmed that CIA officer Johnny M. Spann
was killed in the uprising - the first American combat death.
Spann’s death brought the realities of the war home to one
UNC student. Aaron Catrett, a UNC sophomore from
Jacksonville, said Spann was his youth group leader for sev
eral years at the Church of Christ in Jacksonville. Catrett said
Spann was serving as a Marine Corps officer at the time.
Catrett said the worst thing about Spann’s death was that he
was leaving behind three young children, two daughters and
an infant son. He said Spann was devoted to his family, call
ing to check on his children only a few days before his death.
Catrett said Spann might be called a hero, but he was also
a father and a friend who would be missed. “9/11 was a big
deal, but the war wasn’t personal until now,” he said. “My
friend is dead. It’s really surreal.”
The Pentagon also said Wednesday that U.S. airstrikes
damaged a compound near the Taliban’s last stronghold,
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N.C. Senate Passes
Along Party Lines
The new plan calls for six Democratic, six
Republican districts and one additional
district containing no clear party majority.
By Emma Blrgin
RALEIGH - The N.C. Senate approved the N.C. House’s
redistricting plan 34-13 in a party-line vote Tuesday.
Congressional redistricting is the last major item on the
Senate and the House calendars, increasing the odds that the
N.C. General Assembly soon will adjourn the longest session
in its history.
Sen. Brad Miller, D-Wake, one of the chairmen of the Senate
Redistricting Committee, said the Senate legislation mirrors the
House plan - unlike other plans discussed in the past two
weeks. “We tried to keep the existing districts, but adding one
more to the 12 that are already established was tough,” he said.
Miller said it was difficult for Democratic senators to buckle
down and approve a redistricting proposal. “We spent two weeks
trying to figure out alternatives that would gain House approval,"
he said. “The House has a dissident wing of the Democratic
party and a handful of Republicans that will break away. For
them, trying to piece together a proposal was like crap-shooting.”
Miller said the plan is a compromise among the Republican
and Democratic parties in both the House and the Senate.
“The plan came as a bipartisan compromise," he said. “Of
course, compromise means no one really likes it Almost no
one ended up with exactly what they wanted.”
The plan creates six Democratic districts and six
Republican districts. The final district, the Bth District, is con
sidered a tossup. The state now has seven Republican and five
Democratic representatives in the U.S. House.
But several N.C. senators disliked the plan, focusing on
how it split counties into several congressional districts.
Sen. Fountain Odom, D-Mecklenburg, complained about the
lines in Mecklenburg County, which the plan splits between three
congressional districts. “In a perfect world ... all counties would
stay the same,” he said. “But principles have to be followed.”
But the amendments were defeated, keeping the Senate and
House plans the same. Another plan would have required a con-
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