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“I am going to lay out measures
of excellence that the University
needs to focus on to become
the leading public university
in the nation. ”
James MOESER, UNC Chancellor
Town manager will
Apple Chill, a Chapel Hill institution
for 30 years that draws thousands of
people annually, has a few new ene
Eunice Brock of 319 Burlage Circle
has been a resident of Chapel Hill since
1959 and remembers Apple Chill when
it started in 1962.
“(Apple Chill) was by locals, com
posed of locals and for locals when it
started,” she said. “It had gotten to the
point now where locals don’t show.”
Brock filed a petition to the Town
Council last Monday requesting the
body look into the possibility of chang
ing or altering the nature of Apple Chill.
did not make any
decisions on the
issue but instead
forwarded it on
to the town man
ager for investiga
said Tuesday that
she is not against
Her concerns are
more focused on
who is enjoying
“Do we really
need to be
nearly all of
Chapel Hill Resident
the festivities and whether they’re worth
the cost as the town deals with a signif
icant budget shortfall.
“These are very hard economic times
for this area,” she said. “Do we really
need to be spending $33,000 when
we’ve suspended nearly all of our capi
Every spring, downtown streets and
numerous businesses shut down in
anticipation of a crowd measuring in
excess of 40,000. Brock said what
used to be an enjoyable community
event has now become a regional nui
“The town is in gridlock, the noise is
awful, and most of the people are from
out of town,” she said. “When I went
last year, I saw a few politicians and a
handful of others I knew. Outside of
that, I didn’t know anyone.”
Brock said even if she had known
anyone at the festival, she wouldn’t
have been able to talk to them with
bands blasting music through speakers
Brock said annoyance is not her only
reason for trying to get the event stopped.
Businesses lose revenue every year on the
day of the festival. “Merchants are losing
money,” she said. “I’ve been approached
See PETITION, Page 2
Moeser to Outline Long-Term Goals
State of the University Address at 3 p.m. today
By Rob Leichner
Striving for excellence will be the main theme
when Chancellor James Moeser gives his second
annual State of the University Address at 3 p.m.
today in the Great Hall.
“I am going to lay out measures of excellence
that the University needs to focus on to become the
leading public university in the nation,” Moeser
Over the past year, UNC has made great strides
toward that goal, Moeser said. He added that mas-
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Sens. Howard Lee (left) and Ellie Kinnaird, both D-Orange, debate Tuesday evening in Bingham Hall. The forum, hosted
by UNC Young Democrats, featured such issues as campaign finance reform, national security and a lottery for education.
A Cordial Battle Over Local Turf
At forum, state Sens. Ellie Kinnaird, Howard Lee differ on lottery but little else
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Assistant State & National Editor
Sens. Ellie Kinnaird and Howard Lee, both D-Orange, agreed on most issues and cor
dially disagreed on select others in a debate Tuesday that covered topics ranging from an
education lottery to a moratorium on the death penalty.
A redistricting battle that extended the primaries to Sept. 10 pitted Kinnaird and Lee - long-
County and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Kinnaird highlighted legislation she proposed that led to one-stop voting, first on college
campuses then across the state. Lee said he has advocated for schools by lobbying to keep
overhead receipts on college campuses and by supporting graduate student tuition remissions.
Both said they disagreed with a budget provision to take away funding for UNC-CH’s
summer reading program. Lee further extended his support to UNC-system trustees and
chancellors by promising to advocate for more university autonomy.
Kinnaird and Lee agreed that it is the N.C. General Assembly’s responsibility to ensure
Democratic Primary Contest Divides Area Officials
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
Chapel Hill and Carrboro officials say they
regret that this year’s primary will split a pair of
local state senators, but they disagree on which
lawmaker should ultimately return to Raleigh.
Sens. Ellie Kinnaird and Howard Lee, both D-
Orange, traditionally campaign side-by-side, but
last year’s legislative redistricting has placed the
two in the same single-member district, forcing
them to face off in the Sept. 10 primary.
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sive fund-raising efforts and a commitment to aca
demic freedom have been two signs that the
University is evolving as an institute of higher
Another part of the speech will cover the cam
pus response to the events of Sept. 11, including the
controversies over last year’s anti-war teach-ins and
this year’s summer reading program, Moeser said.
Anticipated state budget cuts to the University’s
budget also will be addressed, but not to a great
“I will talk about the state budget, but only
briefly because it is still in a state of flux,” Moeser
time allies - against each other for Orange County’s lone Senate seat.
The two candidates met Tuesday in a packed Bingham Hall, read
ied for a debate sponsored by the Young Democrats. The candidates
warmed to debate as they spoke of long histories serving Orange
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002
KINNAIRD VS. LEE
Former Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan Howes
said deciding between the two senators is particu
larly problematic for local officials who have
worked closely with both Kinnaird and Lee
throughout their terms as Senators. Both candi
dates also have experience in local governments -
Kinnaird serving as Carrboro mayor from 1987-95
and Lee as Chapel Hill mayor from 1969-75.
Rosemary Waldorf, also a former Chapel Hill
mayor, reiterated that the face-off is less than ideal
but that a decision must be made. “This is a difficult
situation, but we have to make a choice," she said.
And some campus leaders agreed that Moeser’s
speech should look beyond the short-term budget
cuts and focus more on the long-term goals of die
“I hope that he will talk about the long-range
mission of the University and how we can best ful
fill that mission,” said Student Body President Jen
Getting through the past year has been tough for
Moeser, Daum said, but his connection with the
students helped him determine what was best for
the University. “He encountered some unforeseen
circumstances, and thus far he has done an
extremely good job communicating with student
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Waldorf added that she thinks Lee is the more
effective of the two senators and is a stronger voice
for Orange County issues. “I was in a position to
see how effective he can be,” she said. “Howard is
in a position to move things.”
But Carrboro Alderman Diana McDuffee said
accessibility is a legislator’s most desirable asset.
“It’s very important that representatives in
Raleigh are connected to what’s going on locally,”
she said. “Accessibility is a hallmark of Ellie. She
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Ending the binding early decision policy for
undergraduate applicants, the success of the
Carolina First fund-raising program and defending
academic freedom through the summer reading
program were all actions taken by Moeser that
helped the University a great deal, said Student
Body Vice President Aaron Hiller.
“I think the chancellor has started off the year on
some really positive notes,” he said. “I am gen
uinely excited to see what he has to say (today)."
An important point faculty members hope to
hear about today is the balance between the
humanities and Moeser’s other projects, including
raising funds and technological advancements, said
See SPEECH, Page 2
Muslims strive for
By Rob Leichner
Clearing up misconceptions about
the Quran is necessary for a fair, objec
tive understanding of Islam, a religious
studies professor told about 100 people
Tuesday in a speech sponsored by the
Muslim Students Association.
“We need to have uppermost in pur
minds the search for truth instead of
feelings and emotions,” said renowned
Islamic scholar Jamal Badawi from St.
Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, to the mostly Muslim group
gathered in the Union Auditorium. “Of
course it assumed greater importance
after the tragic events of 9/11.”
The speech comes on the heels of a
controversy surrounding this year’s sum
mer reading program, in which incom
ing freshmen were supposed to read a
book featuring excerpts from the Quran.
Badawi said that when interpreting
Quran passages, the media, leaders of
other religions and scholars often disre -
gard a section’s context, other related texts
or the time period in which it was written.
He said many Muslims do not even
understand the Quran, which he said
was shown in the events of Sept. 11 and
a more recent case regarding the capital
trial of a Nigerian woman convicted of
adultery. “The very term Islam itself
comes from the Arabic root ‘SLM,’
which means peace and submission.”
The idea of a holy war, or jihad, that
the Quran commands Muslims to fight is
also a myth, Badawi said. Religious dif-
See DISCUSSION, Page 2
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Jamal Badawi, a religious
studies professor from Nova
Scotia, speaks about the Quran.