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Check out a photo gallery of John
Lennon's artwork, which will be on
display at the local Sheraton Hotel.
Volume 110, Issue 67
“The one thing you don’t do is negative advertising
in Orange County. No other county is so
set against it philosophically. ”
Ad Intensifies Local Senate Race
By Jennifer Samuels
Assistant State & National Editor
Despite efforts from both camps to stick to the
issues, the race between veteran N.C. Sens. Ellie
Kinnaird and Howard Lee,
both D-Orange, is turning
aggressive in the last few
days before the Sept. 10
But experts say Orange County voters are like
ly to look past mudslinging and support candidates
based on their stances on issues.
The shift in the race’s dynamic peaked on
The pieces at the Sheraton
are largely reproductions
By Brook Corwin
Thousands of pieces of John Lennon’s artwork -
some originals and some reproductions - arrived in
Chapel Hill on Thursday, more than 20 years after the
From 5 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday, more than
100 individual pieces of artwork by the famous singer
and musician will be on display at the The Sheraton
Chapel Hill Hotel.
All the artwork comes from the estate of Lennon’s
widow, Yoko Ono, and is dis
tributed through Ono’s Bag
One Arts Inc. The exhibit
includes some original draw
ings and lithographs produced
and signed by Lennon himself
before his death in 1980.
There is no admission fee at
the exhibit, although there is a
suggested $2 donation to go to
But the majority of the
exhibit consists of posthumous
reproductions of Lennon’s art
work, with 300 copies of each
print created and sold to the
him as an
public, said Lynne Clifford, director of Bag One Arts.
The reproductions come in the form of etchings,
lithographs and serigraphs created from original
Lennon drawings. Some of the reproductions are orig
inal Lennon drawings with color added after his death
Larry Schwartz, the director of the traveling exhib
it, said the reproductions, when combined with the
original works, will give Lennon’s fans the chance to
appreciate his nonmusical work.
“When John died, Yoko made a pledge that the
world would know him as an artist,” Schwartz said.
See LENNON, Page 2
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Some of John Lennon's artwork will be
displayed in Chapei Hill this weekend.
I understand the rules of war in politics. No one has practiced them more.
Huey P. Long
Four Democrats file a complaint against Wal-Mart
with the Federal Election Commission.
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Thursday, when many residents received a flier that
uses Lee’s legislative record to attack his campaign
promises. The ad also accuses Lee of lying in cam
paign materials: “How can you tell when Howard
Lee is not telling the truth? He sends you a letter.”
The ad was attributed to “the working families”
of the State Employees Association of North
Carolina, though Lee said it is unknown who
exactly is responsible for the ad.
At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Lee
said the ad is the result of an outside group and does
not reflect the efforts of the two candidates to keep
their campaigns issue-based. He denounced it as
sleazy and criticized it for attacking his character
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Michael Sells speaks at Hill Hall on Thursday night. Students, faculty and community members came to hear Sells
talk about his book, "Approaching the Qur'an" and the controversy that has surrounded it.
Summer Reading Author
Defends Work, UNC's Decision
Says all religions are complex and Islam has been misunderstood
By Jeff Silver
Assistant University Editor
Michael Sells, author of the book that has been the
center of a nationwide debate, spoke Thursday about
Islam and its role in acts of religious violence.
Sells told a packed house at Hill Hall Auditorium that his
book, “Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations,”
and the religion of Islam in general have been misunder
stood by critics of UNC’s summer reading selection.
He commended University administrators and facul
ty, many of whom were in attendance Thursday, for hav
ing the courage to choose his book for the summer read
ing program, which required all incoming students to
read and discuss Sells’ book.
“Sometimes if you make the right decision for the right
reason, that decision can provide a great public service.”
Sells said too much of the thinking about Islam since
the Sept. 11 attacks has focused on parts of the religion
Tar Heels look to break
out against Orangemen.
See Page 5
Friday, September 6, 2002
and integrity. “To this point Senator Kinnaird and
I tried hard to run a clean and issue oriented cam
paign,” he said. “(The ad) is anonymous and does
n’t represent the hard-working bulk of the state.”
Though SEANC has shown support for
Kinnaird, including in an ad that ran in Thursday’s
Daily Tar Heel, she stated in a press release that it
upset her that the ad might be mistakenly identi
fied with her campaign.
“I do not know who paid for the ad. I had no
knowledge of the ad, and my campaign was not
responsible for it,” the press release stated. “From
the beginning of this election, 1 have told everyone
in my campaign that I will not engage in negative
THE MAN BEHIND THE BOOK
associated with Osama bin Laden and the Taliban.
“Almost all the discussion since 9/11... has focused on
Islamic extremists, jihad, war and violence,” he said.
Sells said UNC’s assignment should begin shifting
some of this focus to the religion’s broader message. “I
think it was vital for someone to say in a way that was
effective, ‘ls there more to Islam than jihad?’”
Most of the people who opposed the assignment have
not read his book, Sells said, mentioning some national
commentators who called his book deceptive about the
religion and ignorant of the damage inflicted by the reli
The professor of religion at Haverford College in
Pennsylvania also answered the charge some have made
that the University’s assignment was a public endorse
ment of religion.
He said the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that there is
See SELLS, Page 2
“I think people are growing tired (of negative
campaigns). They want to see what the
candidate stands for. ”
advertising or endorse such ads in any way.”
In an interview, Kinnaird said the decision to
create the flier violates her standards.
Several ads released this week by Lee’s cam
paign also reflect the increasingly aggressive
nature of the campaign. The ads, which do not
mention Kinnaird by name, highlight several
issues both senators agree on but state that only
Lee has the political clout to affect change.
Lee defended the ads Thursday as being issue
But Kinnaird said Lee’s campaign has misrep-
See SENATE RACE, Page 2
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UNC freshmen were
asked to read
during the summer.
put lottery in bill
The Associated Press
RALEIGH - House and Senate
leaders are considering rolling a lottery
proposal into a compromise budget
plan in a potentially risky strategy that
some lawmakers say will cost the spend
ing bill votes.
The strategy was discussed Thursday
in closed-door meetings by budget
negotiators trying to work out a deal on
a sl4 billion spending plan.
The negotiations have been going on
since mid-August, when the House
approved its version of a budget plan.
The Senate approved a spending bill in
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Legislative leaders had apparently
reached tentative deals on some rev
enue proposals, prompting House
Speaker Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg, to
predict that a final budget could come
to a vote as early as late next week.
“We are running out of time. It’s just
time to get the work done,” Black said.
He and Senate President Pro Tern
Marc Basnight, D-Dare, agreed a provi
sion allowing an advisory referendum
on a lottery could be a part of a final
“I want it to pass. It’s such a big
See BUDGET, Page 2
After 2 1/2 hours of debate, the
OWASA board of directors endorsed
Executive Director Ed Kerwin’s recom
mendation Thursday that a water sup
ply emergency be declared for the ser
The board received a presentation on
the state of the water supply and
OWASA’s staff’s predictions for the sup
ply in the coming months. Following
water usage trends, OWASA’s reservoirs
would run dry in mid-January if no pre
cipitation falls between now and then.
The board chose to apply
Emergency Level One restrictions with
the goal of reducing overall water con
sumption by 25 percent.
Despite last week’s rain, the utility’s
reservoirs are only 41 percent full.
Kerwin said further conservation mea
sures could not wait any longer.
“This is now an emergency,” he said.
“I recommend we move to Emergency
The guidelines for Emergency Level
One were established in town and
county ordinances this spring following
collaboration between OWASA and
Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange
County governments. Emergency Level
One is the third in a series of water con
The main restriction makes the use of
water outdoors illegal except for fire
See DROUGHT, Page 2