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Qatar Seminar Convenes for Ist Time
Students participating in
the one-credit course heard
presentations about Muslim
history in their first seminar.
By Jeff Silver
Students gathered Friday for the first
of four seminars that will culminate in
presentations to the chancellor about the
establishment of a UNC satellite busi
ness school campus in Doha, Qatar.
The creation of the class, composed
of 25 selected students, was proposed by
Student Body President Justin Young
Peach Picks Tar Heels After Win
After North Carolina's 19-10 victory
Saturday, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
invited the 7-5 Tar Heels to play an
SEC team in the New Year's Eve game.
Bv Rachel Carter
With 2:39 left on the clock, the chant was going
strong. “Peach Bowl, Peach Bowl” rang out from the
student sections of Kenan Stadium as North
Carolina’s football team capped off its victory against
Southern Methodist on Saturday.
Chancellor James Moeser walked around the side-
lines with a small
but detailed peach
pin and shook
hands with the
three Peach Bowl
And when the
game was over,
Moeser and the Peach Bowl officials climbed on a
makeshift stage with UNC Director of Athletics Dick
Baddour, defensive end Julius Peppers, other players
and the man of the hour, John Bunting, to announce
that North Carolina will be playing in the Chick-fil-
A Peach Bowl in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Dec. 31
at 7:30 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.
“This is an outstanding selection for us,” said Gary
Stokan, the bowl’s president. “Carolina has all the ele
ments we’re looking for to create another great bowl
Last year, the Peach Bowl sold out its 73,614 tickets
for the game between Georgia Tech and Louisiana
State. North Carolina fans can get their tickets through
the UNC Department of Athletics or from the Peach
Bowl Web site.
Tickets through the University go on sale 8 a.m.
Monday at the Smith Center. Students need to bring a
UNC ONE Card to the box office and might purchase
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North Carolina junior wide receiver Sam Aiken (center) holds onto the ball as
SMU's Kevin Garrett (left) and Ruben Moodley try to bring him to the ground.
and Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber.
Professors Bob Adler and Holden Thorp
lead the one-hour credit course.
Students were separated into several
small groups, each of which will give a
presentation to Chancellorjames Moeser
arguing for or against the proposal during
the final class. Each group has complete
discretion as to what stance it will take.
Moeser, who initially rejected the
notion that students should be involved
in the decision, is expected to determine
whether to pursue the satellite campus
before the end of the year.
Each group must also complete a 10-
page paper arguing the same points as
each presentation. Adler encouraged
students to put themselves in the chan
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Chancellor James Moeser and UNC football coach John Bunting flank Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl President Gary Stokan,
who presented Bunting with a white Peach Bowl game ball after the Tar Heels accepted the bid.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Sen. Russ Feingold, D-S.D.,
will not be on campus today.
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cellor’s shoes when forming an opinion.
Friday’s session focused on Islam and
the issues the Muslim world faces today.
History Professor Sarah Shields and
Duke religion Professor Ebrahim Moosa
shared their expertise with participants.
Moosa, who did not share an opinion
on the proposal with the group, said he
hoped to give students “1,400 years of
history in five minutes.” He described
how Muslims were innovators in philos
ophy and science long before Europe
came to the forefront.
Shields echoed Moosa, saying
Christopher Columbus was able to go
on his voyage because of the work of
Muslim minds. She added that because
of the Ottoman Empire, Muslims con
1 More Game: UNC Tops SMU,
Earns Right to Keep on Playing
By Rachel Carter
With eight seconds left in the North Carolina-
Southern Methodist football game, UNC defensive end
Julius Peppers rushed Mustang
quarterback David Page and
slammed him to the ground.
It seems all too appropriate
that Peppers would be the one
to finish the Tar Heels’ regular
season, and do so in such a definitive manner.
He is, after all, the only unanimous All-ACC selection
of the season, one of UNC’s most explosive and domi-
nating players in the program’s
history and the focal point - at
least in opponents’ eyes -of the
Tar Heel defense.
And it was the last game of his
UNC career at Kenan Stadium.
“I think that was a pretty fitting thing for my last game
in Kenan Stadium,” Peppers said. “You know, it really
Much effort, much prosperity.
Men's basketball team gets
its first victory of the season.
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trolled most of the world in the 1700s.
But Americans do not recognize these
accomplishments, Shields said. “We see
backward people needing help."
Shields said she is opposed to the
UNC-Qatar initiative because she sees
the program as colonialist. Many Qataris
see American education as yet another
unwanted Western influence, Shields said.
Shields said she also is opposed to the
proposal because 70 percent of the
Qataris who will be educated at UNC’s
school would be from the ruling class of
natives, which makes up 20 percent of
the population. These students will
receive a free education, she said.
The other 80 percent of the popula
tion is made up of guest workers from
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In 2nd Half
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neighboring countries who have no
rights and can never become Qatari cit
izens, Shields said. These students would
have to pay for part of their education at
UNC’s campus and would make up
only 30 percent of the student body.
Student response to the first session
was positive. Senior Lucy Pearce said she
was impressed with the class because it
presented both sides of the issue.
Young also said he was impressed with
the diversity of perspectives and ideas
offered at the first class. He said he looks
forward to the feedback students could
give to the chancellor. “I’m really excited.”
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hasn’t set in that that was my last game at Kenan yet."
When Peppers slammed Page to the ground, he sealed
the Tar Heels’ postseason fate. The “North Carolina 19,
Southern Methodist 10” blazing off the scoreboard meant
one thing for the Tar Heels: Peach Bowl.
With the win, the Tar Heels (7-5,5-3 in the ACC) were
invited to -and accepted -a bid to the Chick-fil-A Peach
Bowl in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Dec. 31. On Dec. 9,
they find out which Southeastern Conference team they
Although UNC had the game well in hand before
Page was sacked, the Mustangs did their best to provide
the Tar Heels with plenty of tense moments.
With North Carolina holding a 7-0 lead going into the
second half, the Mustangs kicked off to UNC’s Kevin
Knight, who returned the ball for 12 yards before fumbling.
SMU’sJustin Williams recovered the ball on the UNC 12.
On the first down, Page handed off to SMU leading rush
er ShanDerrick Charles, who scampered in for the touch
down. A mere six seconds elapsed in the scoring drive.
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Officials say military forces
may resort to extraordinary
measures to destroy Taliban
and al-Qaida members.
The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - American
bombers pummeled Kandahar, the
Taliban’s last stronghold, to open the
way for tribal fighters preparing to
storm the nearby airport as U.S.
Marines on Sunday patrolled the sur-
fled Kandahar for
attacks by U.S. B-
52 bombers and other warplanes were
heavy and relentless.
Fighters from Pashtun tribes were
waiting out the heavy wave of bom
bardment before resuming an assault on
“We’re not in any rush,” said
Mohammed Anwar, an ally of Gul
Agha, the former governor of Kandahar
whose fighters held positions on a
strategic road between the city and
Spinboldak, another Taliban outpost
targeted by airstrikes.
Anti-Taliban forces claimed U.S.
bombing raids had mistakenly
destroyed one of their headquarters in
Afghanistan’s mountainous east early
Sunday, killing at least eight people.
There was no immediate comment
from U.S. officials.
In the north, 82 Taliban fighters who
had been holed up in part of a prison
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Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary
Waldorf steps down today
after heading up the town's
government for six years.
By Jocelyn Oberdick
After six years as Chapel Hill’s mayor,
Rosemary Waldorf will relinquish her
to pursue other
Kevin Foy will
as the new mayor of Chapel Hill at 7:30
p.m. at the Chapel Hill Town Hall.
Waldorf said she opted not to seek the
post again because it was time for anew
face to lead town government “People
need to do their ser
vice and then move
on so that new
energy and new
ideas can fill these
roles,” she said.
came to Chapel
Hill in 1970 as a
Attracted to the
ability, she also
earned two mas
ter’s degrees - in
English and jour
nalism - from
UNC. After grad-
uation, Waldorf worked for The Chapel
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Chapel Hill Mayor
said that transition in
local government is
important so 'new
energy” can emerge.