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National Public Radio
correspondent Juan Williams
discusses racial resegregation.
Halls Won t
Some specifics must
still be worked out
By Daniel Thigpen
UNC students who want to postpone
their Spring Break plans for the final
regular-season basketball game between
North Carolina and Duke are being
offered an on-campus option.
In an e-mail to the student body
Thursday, Chancellor James Moeser
said a limited amount of housing and
dining services will be available through
the morning of March 10 for those wish
ing to stay on carhpus for the rival game.
Because of anew formula used by the
NCAA - which is designed to give con
ferences more time to organize regular
season games and tournaments - the
home game for
March 9, two
days after the start
of Spring Break.
Part of the
have said, is that
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year or two in
advance. The cal
endar can only
be changed for
work out. ”
Many students will find themselves
either cutting their Spring Break plans
short or missing the game altogether.
Housing officials hope keeping some
residence halls open will make the deci
sion somewhat easier.
Rick Bradley, assistant director of
housing and residential education, said
Friday that while the commitment stands
to remain open after Spring Break starts,
little else is certain.“We stated that we
definitely could remain open,” he said. “I
would say we offered to stay open if the
rest of the campus can provide services.”
The decision is the beginning of a
process that will determine the rest of the
specifics that come with students being on
campus for an extended period. “Housing
can’t operate in a vacuum,” he said.
“There are still the logistics to work out.”
From this point on, officials will work
with numerous campus services to figure
out what parts can function after campus
essentially shuts down for the break.
A prime example of something that
needs to be Worked out is how meal
plans will operate during the extended
time, not to mention parking and other
services, Bradley said.
Officials are not sure when the details
will be final, Bradley said. “You have to
look at any other University department
that would typically not be open,” he said.
“At least we have some time to plan.”
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Desegregation Advocates Speak Out
UNC holds school segregation conference
By Jeff Silver
Assistant University Editor
“This is our day to fight,” said
National Public Radio correspondent
Juan Williams, addressing a group gath
ered Friday to face the perceived reseg
regation of Southern schools.
Williams spoke at a conference called
“The Resegregation of Southern
Schools?” sponsored primarily by the
UNC Center for Civil Rights and the
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DTH PHOTOS/BRIAN CASSELLA
Red Hawk running back Cal Murray (43) barrels through UNC defensive backs DeFonte Coleman (left) and Dexter Reid
to score a touchdown and give Miami (Ohio) a 20-7 lead Saturday. Murray rushed for 101 yards against the Tar Heels.
Turnovers Prove Costly;
UNC Falls to Red Hawks
Bad conditions, botched communication spell trouble for Tar Heels
By lan Gordon
The two men sat on opposite sides of the players’ lounge
of the Kenan Football Center and, independent of each
other, asked the exact same questions.
“How many turnovers did we have?” Nine. “Is that a record?”
Jacque Lewis (20) leads a dejected North Carolina squad off
the saturated Kenan Stadium field following Saturday's game
against Miami (Ohio). UNC dropped its fourth season opener
in five years with the 27-21 loss to the Red Hawks.
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
Civil Rights Project at Harvard
The conference, which began with a
media day Thursday and ended with a
full day of sessions Friday, brought
together educators and scholars from
around the nation.
Topics covered at the sessions includ
ed how segregation affects academic
achievement, how court decisions have
impacted education and if “private
choice,” or vouchers, hurts public edu
No. 10 Wisconsin.
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Williams, who formerly worked at
The Washington Post and is an analyst
for Fox News Channel in addition to
NPR, commended the attendees for tak
ing action against resegregation.
He focused much of his speech on
former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall, about whom
Williams wrote a 2000 biography.
He noted Marshall’s achievements in
desegregating U.S. schools, including
arguing Brown v. Board of Education, a
Supreme Court case that deemed legal
segregation unconstitutional, before he
When the answer to the second query came - yes, North Carolina tied
the ACC record set by Wake Forest in its Nov. 17, 1956, game against
Duke - both center Jason Brown and quarterback Darian Durant shook
their heads in disgust.
“It’s a bad way to get in the record books,” Durant said.
And a bad way to start the season. Despite amassing 447 yards of total
offense, including 353 via the passing game, and despite a late charge led
by backup quarterback CJ. Stephens, the Tar Heels couldn’t overcome
their slew of turnovers in a 27-21 loss to Miami
(Ohio) before 38,000 at a rain-soaked Kenan
Stadium on Saturday.
It was the fourth time UNC has lost its sea
son opener in the past five years.
Cal Murray rushed for 101 yards and scored
a backbreaking third-quarter touchdown for
the Red Hawks (1-0), who beat the Tar Heels
13-10 in the teams’ last meeting, the first game
of the 1998 season.
While that game will be remembered for
Ronald Curry’s debut, Saturday’s matchup will
go down as another Tar Heel fans won’t soon forget.
“I’ve been around a lot of football in my lifetime as a player and a
coach ... but I don’t think I’ve ever, ever seen anything quite like that,”
Bunting said. “It’s amazing the game was so close and we had a chance
to win at the end.”
The Tar Heels moved the ball up and down the field throughout the
game, but the turnovers - three Durant interceptions, three bad center
quarterback exchanges, two running-back fumbles and one kickoff fum
ble - proved insurmountable.
See FOOTBALL, Page 9
became a justice.
“If Justice Marshall were here today,
he would look at (the attendees) as his
heirs,” Williams said.
A key to working toward a solution is
getting the public to understand both
that schools in the South are becoming
resegregated and that the trend is detri
mental to primary and secondary edu
cation, Williams said.
He said educators must be proactive
in ensuring that all students receive a
“We’re not going to warehouse stu
dents or write them off for being born
Bunting Weighs In
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the wrong color in the wrong neighbor
Jack Boger, UNC law professor and
deputy director of UNC School of Law’s
Center for Civil Rights, said it is critical
to address the problem immediately.
“It’s a crucial public issue right now,”
Boger said recent court decisions that
bar school districts from implementing
policies solely to integrate schools will
only hurt students. He noted last year’s
rulings by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of
See CONFERENCE, Page 9
Town festival to push voting
By Nate DeGraff
With this year’s primary elections only a week away,
Latino organizations and community leaders are urging
Latinos to get out to the polls.
And Chapel Hill will be the site of the community’s
strongest last-minute push.
Organizers of next weekend’s La Fiesta del Pueblo at
Chapel Hill High School expect
about 50,000 people - including
candidates for state and local
positions from both the
Democratic and Republican par
ties - to attend.
The two-day festival brings
artists, vendors and performers
together to celebrate Latino cul
“We hope to really get people
excited about going out to the
polls on Tuesday,” said Andrea
Bazan-Manson, executive direc
tor of El Pueblo, the Raleigh
based advocacy organization that
runs the festival. “(Latinos) are an
emerging, influential bloc of vot
According to the 2000 U.S.
said Latino influence
Census, 4.7 percent of North Carolinians classified
themselves as of Latino origin. Latinos represent 4.5 per
cent of Orange County residents, according to the
See VOTE, Page 9
Despite Rain, End
To Drought Ear Off
County supplies still too low
By Jamie Dougher
Assistant City Editor
Recent rains have helped alleviate the area’s drought
conditions, but officials say it has not rained enough to
replenish the county’s low water supply.
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority recently
enacted Stage 2 water restrictions, which prohibit
commercial car washes from using OWASA water
and limit customers’ outdoor water use to one day a
As of Friday, University Lake was almost 6 feet below
full and Cane Creek Reservoir was almost 17 feet below
full, with 108 days listed as the estimated water supply
The last time the lakes were filled to their normal
operating water levels was June of 2001.
Lakes Warden Eric Barnhardt said each lake has
gained about 20 inches of water in the past week.
“(Cane Creek) was 202 inches down; now it’s about
182,” he said.
See RAIN, Page 9