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Students gather to exchange
ideas on war and peace.
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McKinney Wins BSM Endorsement for SBP
Student body president candidates highlighted their platforms
Wednesday during a forum hosted by the Black Student Movement.
Bush Reiterates Themes
In Winston-Salem Speech
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
WINSTON-SALEM - Only a day after his first
State of the Union Address, President Bush empha
sized Wednesday how community volunteers could
fight terrorism and hate while addressing a packed
crowd in Winston-Salem.
“At home you can fight
evil with acts of goodness,”
Bush said, appearing on
stage with dozens of police,
firefighters and emergency
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medical personnel - all people Bush frequently
points to as the epitome of community service.
About 6,000 people, some waving miniature
American flags and others shaking red, white and
blue pompoms, crowded into the Lawrence Joel
Veterans Memorial Coliseum to hear Bush talk
about his proposed public service program, the
U.S.A. Freedom Corps.
The program, which Bush announced Tuesday
night for the first time, is based on several public
service groups, including the newly created Citizen
Corps and established public service groups like
the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps.
Bush said he has three goals for the U.S.A.
Freedom Corps: expand AmeriCorps by 200,000
volunteers, use volunteers to help a community pre
pare for or handle an emergency and encourage
Peace Corps volunteers to “go into the Islamic world
to spread the message of economic development.”
“It sounds like I’m making a pitch -and I am,”
Bush said. “This is the right thing to do for America.”
He also reiterated his Tuesday night request that
Americans dedicate either two years or 4,000 hours
to community service, pointing to volunteer fire
fighters as an example. “They understand that in
order to make the community safe, they must stand
up and ask, ‘How can I help?’”
An energetic Bush peppered his speech with
jokes ranging from following his mother’s advice to
mocking terrorists for thinking daytime television
Developers Respond to Resolution
By Lauren Ritter
Assistant City Editor
An action made by the Chapel Hill
Town Council on Monday that effective
ly will halt area development has some
local developers and officials worried.
The Town Council unanimously
approved the resolution, which calls for
town officials to work on anew devel
opment ordinance during the time when
new development projects would have
been considered. Asa result, new devel
opment has essentially been stopped
until the ordinance is hammered out.
The ordinance is expected to be fin
ished by early fall and would give the
Town Council a guide for addressing
land-use issues in the future.
Although Town Manager Cal Horton
said he foresees no major long-term
impact from the decision, some fear the
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight , it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
reflected America -much to the audience’s delight.
But the president, as in his State of the Union
Address, only briefly addressed some of the issues,
like the recession, that recendy have clouded his term.
Bush briefly mentioned the nation’s ailing econ
omy, pointing to job creation and tax cuts as the cure.
“Tax relief is an important way to batde recession,”
he said. “Those people who want to do away with tax
relief don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Although Bush called on corporate America to
open its books for inspection, he again avoided
mentioning the bankrupt Texas energy giant
Enron, which was a major campaign donor for
Bush and other Republicans.
When Enron collapsed and its stock value plum
meted, thousands of workers lost their retirement
funds. Enron executives allegedly sold their stock
holdings weeks earlier while their value still was high.
Bush also discussed the war on terrorism, cele
brating the end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan but
mentioning that the war is not over.
Bush again warned the governments of North
Korea, Iran and Iraq - countries he called the “axis
of evil” in his State of the Union Address - to halt
any involvement with terrorism or programs devel
oping weapons of mass destruction.
“You too are on our radar screen,” he said.
“Nations that feel they can harbor and support ter
rorists are just as guilty as the terrorists," he said.
“Our mission is to make the world free from terror,
and this mighty nation will not tarry and will not
fail in our love for freedom.”
But Bush, touring with Secretary of Homeland
Security Tom Ridge, reassured the audience that
America will be protected from future attack.
“We’ll do everything we can to secure the home
land,” he said, pointing to his budget, which pro
vides increased funding for bioterrorism vaccines
and emergency planning. “My most important job
is the security of America and Americans.”
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effects of pushing back construction jobs.
One problem opponents of the reso
lution said would occur is increased costs
for developers who will have to delay
building projects or change their plans to
comply with the new ordinance. “It’s
going to create an unforeseen expense
for applying for special-use permits,”
said Aaron Nelson, executive director of
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of
Commerce. “People are unsure of what
rules will apply to them when their pro
jects come up.”
But Nelson said his main concern was
that the town could be taking an anti
development stance. “The big concern
is as our community grows, it’s entirely
possible the town can tell people they
don’t want development here,” he said.
One renovation Nelson said would be
affected was the addition of anew movie
theater to Plaza Triple Theatres. Architect
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By Lizzie Breyfr
Candidate Will McKinney received
the Black Student Movement’s endorse
ment for student body president
Wednesday night in what is traditional
ly one of the largest and most influential
forums of student elections season.
Sue of the eight student body presi
were present to
give short opening
answer questions, many of which
revolved around diversity and campus
race relations, from BSM members.
Candidates Correy Campbell and
Charlie Trakas did not attend the forum.
The candidates began with three
minute statements outlining highlights
from their platforms and clarifying their
stance on minority issues, although can
didate Nathan Katzin chose to deliver
Richard Gurlitz expected to renovate the
theater, which is located in the Village
Plaza. Gurlitz said he did not know exact
ly how the renovations would be affected
but that he would probably end up having
to pay more. “All these projects have paid
substantial fees to go into the process, and
I would expect that there would be money
matters involved,” he said.
Meadowmont developer Roger
Perry, of East West Partners, said a spe
cial-use permit for the development’s
proposed hilltop condos most likely will
not be affected by the council’s resolu
tion because the planning board has
already approved the project.
The project is one of six the Town
Council will allow to go forward
because it has made it through the plan
ning board stage.
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Tar Heel Angst
UNC's recent struggles are likely
to continue tonight against Duke.
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his opening statement as a song.
Candidate Fred Hashagen said he
thinks the most important way to
address the issue of diversity is to get all
students involved, which he said he has
done in the past as a BSM member and
“I’ve worked very hard throughout my
career to work with people not just like
me or different in some certain way but to
bring this campus together," he said.
Candidate Bennett Mason displayed
a slightly different approach, stressing
overall inclusion rather than specific
“I think every candidate has something
on their platform that impacts diversity,
but I don’t think any of us can realistical
ly affect race relations within one year,”
Mason said. “What I would do is make
one step at a time to represent the inter
ests of all students, no particular group.”
Candidate Brad Overcash said he
thinks the most important way to help
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President Bush speaks to a packed house of supporters in Winston-Salem on Wednesday
as dozens of police and emergency service personnel stand by for security.
By Meredith Nicholson
An alliance of student political orga
nizations presented student government
with a petition Wednesday to place a
referendum calling for “meaningful
campaign finance reform” on the Feb.
12 student body elections ballot.
The UNC Common Cause/
Democracy Matters Student Alliance
for Campaign Finance Reform is com
posed of members from organizations
including UNC Young Democrats,
Student Environmental Action
Coalition and Students United for a
Responsible Global Environment.
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minority students make progress on
campus is to advocate for an overall
strengthening of students’ voices.
He said student power has been erod
ed on campus this year, citing the
administration’s response to student dis
sent over tuition increases and night
parking permits as examples.
“The most important thing is the
rebuilding of the student voice,"
Overcash said. “I have real plans on how
we can get that back and how we can
Candidate Jen Daum said that
although she has not been involved with
BSM in the past, she hopes to work
closely with the group on issues such as
fighting tuition increases if she is elected.
“I’m pretty much as white as it gets, to
be honest, but that doesn’t mean I’m not
fighting for the same goals,” she said.
McKinney said he was particularly
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The petition, which contained more
than 2,750 student signatures, was pre
sented to Student Body Vice President
Rudy Klevsteuber at a press conference
on Polk Place.
Kleysteuber said it will take a few days
to verify all the signatures before the peti
tion is sent to Student Body President
Justin Young, who issues the executive
order to put the referendum on the ballot.
If a majority of students vote to sup
port the referendum Feb. 12 the state
ment will be sent to the N.C. General
Assembly to encourage reforms of future
state legislative candidate campaigns.
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Duke's recent domination
has raised questions about
the significance of the
Tobacco Road tug of war.
By Rachel Carter
Trust a guy from Duke to come up
“It’s kind of like when you learn
physics - when they teach you
Newtonian physics. And then you get to
the quantum level, and then all those
rules cease to apply. And I think it’s the
same kind of
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At the Redefined
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If Dr. Christensen’s theory of rivalry
physics holds up, then North Carolina
has nothing to fear when the Tar Heels
take on top-ranked Duke at the Smith
Center today at 9 p.m.
The Tar Heels (6-11,2-5 in the ACC)
are having a historically bad season,
while the defending-national champion
Blue Devils (18-1, 6-1) seem to be cruis
ing along to Atlanta and the Final Four.
And although on paper it seems like
the Tar Heels are destined for their
worst loss in Smith Center history (that’s
22 points to Wake Forest on Jan. 5), the
Blue Devils are being careful not to say
anything that would indicate a lack of
respect for their closest rival.
“We’re taking this game very seri
ously because we believe this is still the
best rivalry in college basketball,” said
sophomore guard Chris Duhon. “We
kind of feel like they’re in a situation
that we were in last year when we
played at Carolina, where we had noth
ing to lose. And they’re going to be able
to do whatever they want and just play.”
The “nothing to lose” concept was
repeated by Mike Dunleavy. Looking at
the records, the idea seems valid. And
while the struggling Tar Heels aren’t
expected to win, the Blue Devils have
more to lose than just a game.
They’re jockeying with Maryland for
the top spot in the ACC, and while it’s
only January, Duke needs to keep its
losses at a minimum if it wants the
No. 1 seed in the East again.
For the Tar Heels, they’re in seventh
place in the conference with a 7-13, 0-7
Georgia Tech squad on the horizon for
Saturday. UNO’s 31 straight years of
20-win seasons are out the door. That
streak of 27 consecutive NCAA bids is
gone, too, barring a miraculous ACC
“That (nothing to lose idea) can play
in our favor a little bit,” said sophomore
point guard Adam Boone. “It’s a lot eas
ier saying that. I’ve said that sometimes
looking at other games, but when you’re
in it, you feel like you have a lot to lose,
simply because you don’t want to lose.”
Although the Blue Devils have been
careful to show their respect for the Tar
Heels, the university’s student body has
n’t. Duke’s student body president and
its head line monitor sent an e-mail to
the students asking them not to bum the
benches in front of the residence halls
this year, a tradition that follows an
“They asked us not to waste them on
UNC,” said Duke sophomore Erin
Harper, a Chinese and political science
major from Texas.
And students on the other side seem
to think the Tar Heels have a lost cause.
Junior Molly Benner, a journalism
major from Silver Springs, Md., said she
can’t give away her tickets. She also said
that while she can’t make it to the game,
she won’t be helping a Blue Devil get
into the Smith Center.
“I think all the empty Tar Heel seats
will be full of Duke blue, which is why
people shouldn’t give their tickets
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