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Dancers in La Vazquez, an African-Caribbean Dance Company, perform Saturday at La Fiesta del Pueblo, an annual Chapel Hill event that celebrates Latin culture
and draws thousands of North Carolinians. La Vazquez is composed of about 20 members and has been together for five years.
FIESTA FOCUSES ON LATINO CULTURE
By Jamie Dougher
Assistant City Editor
Chapel Hill High School was transformed into a Latin American coun
try this weekend as participants enjoyed dances and authentic cuisine as well
as learned about health and social issues.
La Fiesta del Pueblo is a two-day event celebrating Latino culture that wel
comes thousands of people, both Latino and non-Latino, from all comers
of the state.
Officials have not yet announced the turnout, but they expect it was more
than last year’s crowd of 46,000.
The festival included Latino food, crafts, dancing, music and a soccer tour
nament. Runners took part in “La Familias del Pueblo” on Saturday morn
ing -a 10-kilometer road race through Carrboro.
“It’s good exposure to other cultures for people who wouldn’t otherwise
get it,” said Brad McMillen, who brought his wife, Janey, and son Patrick
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
Football ticket distribution for one of the most highly
anticipated games of the season will begin Tuesday morn
Tickets for the 8 p.m. game against Texas are sold out,
and officials are encouraging students to come early due
to the high demand for tickets.
Clint Gwaltney, director of ticket operations, said that
more than 12,000 tickets are available for the student sec
tion but that he expects most to be distributed by the end
of the day Tuesday.
“We do feel that we will get rid of all of them,”
Fiesta Creates Latino Music, Dancing Experience
By Graham Parker
At La Fiesta del Pueblo, visitors
found themselves faced with everything
from public awareness messages to
tacos. But for most of the crowd, the
booths and kiosks merely lined the'path
to the real attraction.
It all boiled down to the music.
Musicians and dancers were every
where, each one representing a different
and unique facet of the Latino world.
Under a small tent next to the play-
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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are due at noon today in Suite 104 of the
Kris Willett, Carolina Athletic Association president,
said UNC’s victory against Syracuse on Saturday and the
•draw of national championship-hopeful Texas will have
students lining up.
“It’s going to be huge, and everyone is talking about
it,” Willett said.
“Students are excited about this game.”
Saturday’s game against Texas and the Oct. 14 game
against N.C. State University are the only two games this
season that require students to obtain tickets before the
All others are general admission.
Tickets will be randomly distributed on a first-come,
A SLICE OF LATINO LIFE
“Here you can enjoy
different cultures. ...
You can enjoy the food,
see different friends
and people from
different countries. ”
ground, the haunting tone of pan pipes
melded itself to a lilting Spanish guitar
as a traditional Peruvian ensemble
evoked visions of Andean vistas.
Both instruments were periodically
drowned out by the roar of a nearby soc
cer game, where the announcer’s fren
zied play-by-play provided the specta
tors with all the music they wanted.
Back inside the school, the polite tit
ter of a flute followed visitors around the
Cultural Exhibit. Next to the photo
exhibit, Peruvian jeweler Fernando Boza
sat behind a table of his wares, seeming
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Monday, September 9, 2002
to La Fiesta del Pueblo.
Tony and Pam Reyes, of Johnston County, brought their children,
Michaela and Joshua, to experience the wide array of cultures represented
at La Fiesta del Pueblo. “I just wanted my babies to know about Hispanics
- their origin and nationality,” he said.
Pam Reyes said it is important to have events like La Fiesta del Pueblo
to increase tolerance among people of different backgrounds. “Everyone
should know that they need to be treated the same regardless of race or reli
gion, and this is a good place to do that.”
Katie Pomerans, one of the founding members of El Pueblo Inc., a non
profit advocacy organization for Latino issues, said the event has grown in
scope and size since it started nine years ago.
“Every year it gets a little bigger,” she said. “The community is growing,
and people know more about the event so they return.”
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ly oblivious to the low-key flute player.
Music was everywhere, in every
shape and form imaginable. And the
music’s effect on the crowd, while subde,
was unmistakable. Walking took on a
new and sensual nature, adjusting itself
to the pervasive Latino beat. The music
added a swagger and fluidity to every
motion, and everywhere people danced.
Children tugged reluctant parents into
motion, skipping and twirling along with
thunderous Caribbean drumming next to
the indoor dance stage, where the dance
troupe Venezuelan Bailadores Folkloricos
first-serve basis until all have been allocated.
Students can get up to six tickets for the game with
the presentation of a valid UNC ONE Card for each
Tickets will be given out beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday
morning at the Smith Center ticket office. It will contin
ue through 5 p.m. Thursday.
Any groups of 50 or more who want tickets must apply
for block seating by noon today.
Block seating for that week’s game will be awarded
Monday by 3 p.m. and must be picked up by 5 p.m.
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swirled in synchronized artistry.
Outside, teenagers clustered around
the DJ tent, forming a loose circle of gyrat
ing bodies. When the music changed
from hard Latin rock to a spicy meringue,
the youths broke from their club-style
grinding and seamlessly shifted to the
more intricate steps of salsa and cha-cha.
On the nearby main stage, lively
salsa band Orquesta Ideal transmitted
raw enthusiasm to the crowd, where
young and old cheered and clapped
See MUSIC, Page 5
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The INS has set a
Jan. 30 deadline
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
Facing a looming deadline and finan
cial constraints, University officials are
scrambling to implement anew system to
electronically track international students.
Byjan. 30, the U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization Service requires every
college in the nation to enter informa
tion about foreign students and scholars
in the new Student and Exchange
Visitor Information System.
After the deadline, the INS will not
accept visa documents outside of the
SEVIS system -a move that could
effectively shut down colleges’ interna
tional student programs, officials said.
Schools could begin sending infor
mation July 1, but Bob Locke, director
of the International Center, said UNC
hasn’t reported anything yet “It’s going
to be a real crunch (to implement the
program)," he said.
UNC is still in the preliminary plan
ning stages and has not developed a
proposal for the database’s implementa
tion. Locke said he hopes to have one
complete in a couple of weeks.
One factor in the delay has been little
direction on the part of the federal gov
ernment to establish final restrictions.
Also, computer glitches are slowing
the program’s completion. The database
can only process one entry at a time and
isn’t set up for batch processing, where
all the students could be entered at
once, Locke said.
See PATRIOT ACT, Page 5
Nuclear waste issue
not easily resolved
By Michael Davis
Assistant City Editor
Officials on both sides of an ongoing
controversy over the storage of nuclear
fuel cells in Wake County presented
Thursday their cases to the U.S. Court
of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
A three-judge panel heard the case -
Orange County v. U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission - over the
potential danger of waste storage pools
at Carolina Power & Light Co.’s
Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant
Orange County is seeking a full envi
ronmental impact study on the potential
consequences of these pools.
Diane Curran, attorney for Orange
County, said the county appealed to the
U.S. Court of Appeals when the NRC
refused to grant it a hearing and prepare
an environmental impact statement
regarding the site.
“The NRC has never prepared an
environmental impact statement that
looks at the effects of partial drainage,"
she said. “We’re still hoping for our
She said no decision from the Court
See LAWSUIT, Page 5