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Democrats Debate for Ist Time in Front of Full House
By Michael Davis
A standing room only audience
packed into the UNC Law School
Rotunda at the School of Law on
Tuesday for the first debate between the
four leading con
tenders for the
nation in the U.S.
Erskine Bowles, Cynthia Brown and
Elaine Marshall participated in a lively
debate, discussing their visions for the
Law students and audience members
questioned the candidates on issues
ranging from nuclear power to gay
Marshall, the N.C. secretary of state,
said a desire to change many aspects of
society caused her to pursue a career in
politics in an effort to help others.
“I’ve been on the side of people my
Reading of the Names Honors Holocaust Victims
By Erin Ganley
The sixth annual Reading of the Names -a 24-hour vigil
honoring the memory of Holocaust victims - began Tuesday,
drowned out by the noon tolling of the Bell Tower and near
by roaring construction noise.
Volunteers, including students, administrators and mem
bers of the Chapel Hill community, will read the names of
Holocaust victims in five-minute increments until noon today.
The event, co-sponsored by N.C. Hillel and the Carolina
Union Activities Board, is the centerpiece of Holocaust
UNC-system President Molly Broad was the first speaker
to read off victims’ names.
“It is important for us to take a few moments and reflect
on that horrific experience in our civilization and to remem
ber the 6 million people who were martyred,” Broad said.
Nathan Cherry, CUAB Holocaust Remembrance Week co
coordinator, said most student leaders, including Student
Body President Jen Daum, volunteered to read. Other notable
participants include Chancellor James Moeser, Chapel Hill
Mayor Kevin Foy and Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange.
Although pictures of the Holocaust tragedy accompany the
readers in the Pit, at times during the reading Tuesday most
students in the area walked by unaware of the event, and their
conversations occasionally drowned out the names being read.
But Cherry said this event is important to ensure that the
events of the Holocaust are never forgotten. “The Holocaust
speaks a lot to indifference; there was a lot of indifference in
Germany,” Cherry said. “It is symbolic that during the event
people go about their business. It’s symbolic because that is
what a lot of people tend to do when injustices are occurring.”
Cherry said the event is important to ensure that the dan
gers of the Holocaust are never forgotten.
Organizers said 11 million people died in the Holocaust, 6
million of whom were Jewish - if one name were read every
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Officials Compare Past, Present Cuts
By Mike Gorman
In May 1991, administrators in the
UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Political
Science found themselves in an embar
rassing situation - cuts to the department’s
supply budget forced teachers to ask their
students to pay for their final exams.
“Our supply budget was drained,” said
David Lowery, chairman of the political
science department in 1991. “We had to
charge students 25 cents for their finals.
We didn’t have pens and paper.”
Despite the fact that the state likely will
face a shortfall of more than $1 billion for
the 2002-03 fiscal year - the largest state
budget deficit since 1991 - UNC-CH offi
cials are optimistic that the measures taken
to fix the problem will be less extreme
than the ones taken a decade ago.
A national recession in 1991 con
tributed to a state budget shortfall of
more than $1 billion. The state legisla
ture asked the UNC system to trim
$59.2 million from its 1991-92 operating
budget to help alleviate the crisis.
“The budget cuts were terribly depress-
I am not a member of any organized party lama Democrat.
entire life,” she said.
Marshall said that after her 1996 win
over legendary NASCAR driver
Richard Petty in the race for secretary of
state, she is ready to confront Elizabeth
Dole, who is expected to win the
Republican nomination for the Senate
seat. “Indeed, I wasn’t afraid of King
Richard, and I’m not afraid of Queen
Elizabeth,” she said.
Marshall said she is concerned with
the growing income disparity between
urban and rural regions and wants to
continue fighting for farmers and work
ers. “We need an economic policy that
creates jobs for regular people,” she said.
Marshall added that the United States
should continue to aid feuding countries
in the Middle East. “The United States
must play an effective and constructive
role in the Mideast.”
Brown, a former Durham City
Council member, said she will focus on
assisting the state’s workers.
“Public policy must serve - first and
foremost - the needs of working peo
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Freshman Marta Lea reads the names of Holocaust victims Tuesday night in the Pit as a part of a 24-hour reading sponsored by
the Carolina Union Activities Board and N.C. Hillel to memorialize those who were murdered in the Holocaust.
ing,” Lowery said.
“It was tough living
with the daily
meanness of bud
who served as
ident from 1986-
97, said system
officials tried to
work with the leg
islature to ease the
impact of the cuts,
as well as to
defend the sys-
says an increased
mobility of funds
will aid budget woes.
tem’s financial credibility. “We did not
welcome the thought that we could
reduce financial activity without nega
tively impacting the university,” he said.
Legislators also turned to students to
help cushion the impact of budget cuts.
During the summer of 1991, the N.C.
General Assembly approved a 20 per
cent systemwide tuition increase.
UNC-CH officials eliminated 256
classes for the spring 1992 semester to
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Fueling the Fire
Experts discuss effects of Iraq's
decision to halt oil exports.
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pie,” she said.
Brown said tobacco farmers should
be encouraged to diversify and that agri
cultural reforms should be encouraged.
“Farmers are becoming like ... serfs
on their own land,” she said.
Brown added that corporations must
be held accountable for their actions.
“This is still the United States of
America, not the United States of
Enron,” she said.
She added that it is vital to close cor
porate tax loopholes and to make sure
that corporate regulations are enforced.
Brown said the United States’ reliance
on oil is ultimately dangerous for the
nation and that she also opposes a pro
posed facility in Yucca Mountain, Nevada,
to store the nation’s nuclear waste.
“Nuclear power should be phased out
for issues of cost and safety,” she said.
Bowles, who served as chief of staff
under former President Clinton, said his
experience in Washington, D.C., will
help him work for the state’s interests in
Congress. “I’m running because I truly
avoid cutting faculty positions.
Paul Hardin, UNC-CH’s chancellor
from 1988-95, said the University did
not lay off any faculty members.
Instead, a focus was placed on eliminat
ing vacant administrative positions.
UNC-CH’s budget crisis also cur
tailed some University services.
Administrators instituted a hiring
freeze in early 1991 immediately after
Gov. Jim Martin’s office predicted the
budget shortfall. The freeze forced the
UNC-CH Visitors’ Center to close for
two weeks after the director resigned
and a replacement could not be hired.
The Greenlaw Hall computer lab also
was shut down for the 1991-92 academ
ic year, and the School of Social Work
had to halt construction of new facilities.
Officials contemplated closing the
Ackland Art Museum because no funds
were available to hire security guards.
Hardin said the difficulty in dealing
with the cuts in 1991 arose from the
inflexibility of the UNC system’s finan
cial micromanagement programs.
See BUDGET, Page 4
Bullpen helps secure 6-4 win
against Charlotte at home.
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Volume 110, Issue 27
feel that I can make a positive differ
ence,” he said. “I won’t need an orien
Bowles said he would work for small
businesses, pointing toward his 30-year
career as an investment banker and his
term as head of the Small Business
Administration from 1993-94.
Bowles also said he would not sup
port any additional free-trade legislation
until existing agreements are enforced.
Bowles said he supports a tobacco
buyout to aid the farmers of the state
and also backs a farm bill in Congress
that would fund agricultural research
“U.S. tobacco is simply not competi
tive in the global market today.”
Blue, a Democratic representative
from Wake County and former N.C.
House speaker, said his status as the
only candidate who has served in the
N.C. General Assembly sets him apart
from his opposition.
See DEBATE, Page 4
By Jennifer Johnson
The Chapel Hill Town Council has
put off a decision until May to grant the
UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Public
Safety extended jurisdiction -a move
that will maintain regulations on the
agency’s off-campus investigations.
Monday’s decision followed a Feb.
25 meeting when the council was unde
cided about the UNC-CH Board of
Trustees’ request to extend, on a limit
ed basis, University police’s enforce
University police now have jurisdiction
on streets adjoining campus and are only
able to arrest suspects off campus who are
fleeing the scene of on-campus crimes.
For all other off-campus activities,
University police are required to be
accompanied by a Chapel Hill police
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Erskine Bowles, (left), School of Law Dean Gene Nichol, Dan Blue, Cynthia
Brown and Elaine Marshall participate in the candidates' debate.
The resolution proposed by the BOT
would give University police officers
jurisdiction to follow up crimes com
mitted on campus and serve warrants at
the magistrate’s office rather than
requesting the Chapel Hill Police
After hearing comments from two
Chapel Hill residents, council member
Mark Kleinschmidt proposed that at the
next meeting in May, the council sepa
rately vote on the extended jurisdiction
for serving warrants at the magistrate’s
office and off-campus follow-ups for on
But Chapel Hill Police Chief Gregg
Jarvies said University police need
extended jurisdiction for follow-ups on
on-campus crimes more than they need
freedom to serve warrants.
“A greater percentage of the work-
See JURISDICTION, Page 4
Today: Partly Cloudy; H 62, L 44
Thursday; Sunny; H 70, L 48
Friday: Partly Cloudy; H 72, L 52
Representatives from three
different local groups gave
presentations about the
’State of area transportation.
By Katie Davis
Members of Chapel Hill’s
Transportation Board heard few com
plaints from residents during their first
public forum since the launch of fare
The forum was designed to evaluate
the system’s effects and gauge residents’
opinions about transportation issues.
On Jan. 2, fare-free busing arrived in
Chapel Hill, offering residents a free
Representatives from Chapel Hill
Transit, the Triangle Transit Authority
and the University made presentations
during the forum on how the introduc
tion of fare-free busing is affecting each
David Bonk made the presentation
for Chapel Hill Transit and highlighted
the recent success of fare-free busing in
extending transit services throughout
“Our number of daily service hours
have increased very substantially,”
“Now that everything is free, we have
spread out the demand for riding while
maintaining significant ridership on
Bonk said Chapel Hill Transit’s
future plans include building park-and
ride lots on N.C. 54 and on Tones Ferry
Triangle Transit Transportation
Planner John Tallmadge also said he is
pleased with the effect of fare-free bus
ing on the company. But Tallmadge said
some improvements still are needed.
“We’re fallible people,” Tallmadge
said. “We recognize that there are some
improvements we need to make.”
Debbie Freed, UNC’s transportation
coordinator, presented information dur
ing the forum about the Commuter
Alternative Program, which is designed
to reward people who explore alternate
means of transportation, including
cycling, mass transportation and car
“We’re all in this together," Freed
said. “It’s time for people to start look
ing for ways to see how they can
become the solution."
After the presentations by each rep
resentative, eight Chapel Hill residents
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