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Dance Marathon Raises Money, Spirits 'For the Kids'
Starting 7 p.m. today, UNC will
hold the fourth annual 24-hour
Dance Marathon to raise money
for the N.C. Children's Hospital.
By Joy Buchanan
More than 600 UNC students will dance, eat
and listen to live bands for 24 hours straight this
weekend as the UNC Dance Marathon throws
the biggest bash in its four-year history to raise
money “for the kids.”
The party kicks off
7 p.m. today in Fetzer
Gym, and organizers
hope the energetic
atmosphere will carry
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the dancers through die event, where they will
stay on their feet for 24 hours to symbolize the
round-the-clock efforts of parents with sick chil
The Dance Marathon is the culmination of
yearlong fund-raising efforts by numerous cam
pus groups and events organized by the
The cause is the For the Kids Fund, which
Lame-Duck Status Doesn't Decrease Young's Power
By Meredith Nicholson
Although Student Body President
Justin Young entered the lame-duck
stage of his administration this week, he
still must face major issues before leav
ing office in April.
But officials say they are not worried
that Young’s leadership on issues such as
tuition, parking and the possible reorga
nization of certain advisory committees
will be compromised by the election of
anew student body president.
Young said he is looking forward to
working with Student Body President
elect Jen Daum and that he will work to
ensure the that transition goes smoothly.
But Young said he will not stop trying
to accomplish his goals just because his
successor has been chosen. “These prob
lems aren’t going to go away,” he said.
“But I feel like we’ve opened the door
for whoever’s next to make progress.”
Cheryl Stout, assistant director of
parking services, said Young’s main task
in the next month will be to help the
Transportation and Parking Advisory
Committee create a recommendation for
the Department of Public Safety’s budget.
Stout said that once next year’s park
ing policies are set, she will work with
Young to identify their impact for stu
dents - including reallocating spaces
lost to construction and refining the
Campaign Manager's Apartment Complex Found Vandalized
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Hills, surveys the vandalism of their apartment Thursday morning.
benefits the N.C. Children’s Hospital. All of the
proceeds from the Dance Marathon, including
money raised by other campus groups through
out the year, go to the fund.
The money pays for various items for patients,
and it pays utility bills and travel costs for parents.
Senior Shannon Saunders, operations chair
woman for the marathon, said the event relies a
great deal on other student organizations to raise
money. “Part of our mission is to unite the cam
pus around a common cause,” Saunders said.
Corporate donations pay for all the costs of
the event, but even a portion of those donations
goes to the fund.
Senior Scott Werry, head organizer for the
event, said the Sept. 11 attacks and the slump
ing economy have not had a negative effect on
the fund-raising efforts. Instead, Werry said,
these events might have aided the efforts.
“We’ve been really fortunate because it’s
made public the need for service,” Werry said.
Werry said he could not give an exact figure
on the amount of money the committee hopes
to raise this year, but last year the group raised
more than SIOO,OOO.
This year, there are more than 600 dancers
as well as record numbers of volunteers and
The marathon will take place in Gyms A and
details of hardship parking.
TPAC Chairman Bob Knight said
once the budget recommendation is sent
to Chancellor James Moeser, Young will
focus on long-term issues like parking
changes resulting from construction.
Stout said she does not anticipate that
Young will have any difficulties because
of his lame-duck status. “It’s the spirit of
working with the student body,” Stout
said. “As long as they are in office, they
represent the students to us.”
Provost Robert Shelton said Young
will have to focus on the tuition increase
proposal the UNC-system Board of
Governors is expected to consider
March 6. The BOG is considering two
systemwide proposals -a 4.8 percent
increase or a 10 percent increase -and
multiple campus-initiated proposals,
including a S4OO, one-year proposal
from the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of
Trustees, Shelton said.
Andrew Payne, president of the
UNC-system Association of Student
Governments, said it is likely that the
tuition hikes will be higher at UNC-CH
and at N.C. State University than at the
other schools in the UNC system.
Young will need to advocate for the
students to the BOG and the N.C.
General Assembly and inform students
about where the raise is going and how
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B in Fetzer Gym. The entertainment includes
many campus groups, including the Tar Heel
Voices, the Loreleis and Carolina Style.
At 12:15 a.m Saturday the first Battle of the
Bands at the marathon will begin. The five bands
include All Day Afternoon, Only Midnight,
Alabaster Suitcase, Snap Robinson and OJive.
A silent auction, which has raised between
10 percent and 20 percent of the marathon’s
revenue in the past, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.
People can place bids on items until 4 p.m.
The marathon ends with a children’s hour,
where participants are able to dance with chil
dren from the hospital, followed by a family
hour. The total amount of money raised is
announced at the end of the marathon.
Werry thanked the entire UNC campus for
its efforts. He also said he hopes people will
come to the marathon even if they are not for
mal participants. “It’s an opportunity to come
to Fetzer Gym to really see the passion, enthu
siasm and excitement of our students,” Werry
said. “That’s the exciting part.”
A complete schedule of events is available
on the UNC Dance Marathon Web site at
The University Editor can be reached at
Young's Final Days: The Home Stretch
As time ticks away on Student Body President Justin Young's administration, he is focusing on three main issues before Student Body President-elect
Jen Daum takes office April 2 tuition, parking and advisory committee restructuring. Many officials say that despite Young's lame-duck status, he
should not have any additional trouble making progress on these goals. Young has said that his administration has opened the door for Daum.
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By Jeff Silver
Police are investigating who might
have vandalized the apartment of former
student body president candidate Will
McKinney’s campaign manager late
Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
The vandal or vandals used paint to
deface the outside of senior Chris
Brook’s apartment in the Stratford Hills
complex on Bolinwood Drive.
House paint was found on the apart
ment’s porch and sliding glass door, and
the phrase “Engage, Enrich, Empower" -
Student Body President-elect Jen Daum’s
campaign slogan - was spray painted on
the lawn. Street signs on Bolinwood Drive
also were vandalized with spray paint,
including at least one sign on which a ref
erence to McKinney was painted.
Both Daum and McKinney - who
faced off in Tuesday’s runoff election -
said Thursday that neither they nor any
member of their campaign staffs were
involved in the incident.
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spokeswoman Jane Cousins said the
incident occurred between midnight
Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.
Managers at Stratford Hills Apartments
reported the vandalism to police
Thursday morning after noticing the paint
throughout the complex, Cousins said. No
officials from Stratford Hills could be
reached for comment Thursday.
Brook said he and two of his three
roommates were at the apartment when
the vandalism reportedly took place, but
he said nobody heard anything suspicious.
Daum said she regretted that some
one used her slogan to deface the apart
ment. She said she had spoken with core
members of her campaign staff and that
none had any knowledge of the inci
dent. “I have no idea who did that,”
Daum said. “Someone who has too
much time on their hands.”
Daum said she will continue to speak
with supporters to ensure that none of
them were involved. “I would be outra
geously disappointed, and I would turn
them in immediately,” she said.
Daum added that police spoke with her
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Sophomore Leslie Bone buys a Dance Marathon T-shirt from sophomore Brantley Hull
in the Pit on Thursday, where marathon workers were promoting the event.
Thursday morning, but she is not a suspect
in the incident. Cousins confirmed that
there are no suspects in the incident.
McKinney also said he does not believe
a supporter of his caused the vandalism in
an attempt to falsely implicate Daum’s
team, although he added that he could not
be 100 percent sure. McKinney said he
was upset about the incident but did not
want to make accusations in the case. “I’m
certainly not going to point fingers.”
Like Daum, McKinney also said if he
found out his supporters were involved,
he would turn them in to the proper
Although both Daum and McKinney
said neither of their staffs were involved.
Brook speculated that it would be diffi
cult for a student without stake in a cam
paign to be able to connect him with
He said, “It would be hard for some
one not involved in the campaign process
to know I was the campaign manager."
The University Editor can be reached
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UNC-CH and N.C. State are
looking at tuition payment
plans with the option of
By Chase Foster
Recent proposals at UNC-Chapel
Hill and N.C. State University would
give students the opportunity to pay
tuition in monthly installments.
UNC-CH and N.C. State are the
only schools in the UNC system that do
not have monthly installment plans.
Some concrete details are still being
discussed, but the proposal on the table
at UNC-CH would allow students to
divide their yearly tuition bill into pay
ments over the course of five, 10 or 12
months. The plan would be available
for the fall 2002 semester, and pay-
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UNC officials hope to install
a video screen apparatus at
Kenan Stadium before the
2002 football season opens.
By Jeff Silver
UNC Director of Athletics Dick
Baddour said Wednesday he is committed
to installing a large video screen at Kenan
Stadium before the 2002 football season.
“I believe it is imperative we add a
video board in Kenan Stadium,"
Baddour wrote in a statement posted
Wednesday on GoHeels.com.
Steve Kirschner, director of sports
information, said Thursday that the
Department of Athletics is looking into
several models of a scoreboard that
includes a large video screen.
Kirschner said the athletic depart-
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