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Volume 110, Issue 83
Groups Still Want BOT Seats
Trustees rejected faculty, staff seats Thursday
By Arman Tolentino
University faculty and employee leaders
believe they should have a “seat and voice”
on the Board of Trustees, despite refusal from
The BOT rejected Thursday both a
Faculty Council resolution calling for non
voting representation on the BOT for the
elected faculty chairman, as well as a similar
5 students ejected
for alcohol violation
By Erin Ganley
University police increased security at
Saturday’s Georgia Tech football game
after several fights in the student section
at the Sept. 14 Texas football game.
It is unclear, however, whether the
larger number of officers at Saturday’s
game affected students’ behavior.
The increased security included
more police officers and a zero-toler
ance policy toward rule violators.
Maj. Jeff McCracken said last week
that nine students were removed from
the stadium at the Texas game. Two
received citations, and two were later
arrested after warrants were served.
Although there were no citations
issued Saturday involving fights, five
UNC students were cited for alcohol
violations and ejected from the stadium
during the Georgia Tech game.
Two UNC students, both 18, were
cited for underage possession of alcohol
at 4 p.m. Reports state that a police offi
cer was advised of a person mixing
alcohol into a cup by a security officer
and met one of the students and anoth
er officer. The student turned over five
50-milliliter botdes of mm and three
empty alcohol botdes.
The other student, reportedly an
acquaintance of the first student, then
came up and was asked by the officer to
hand over any alcohol he had. Reports
state the student gave the officer two
One student, 21, was cited for pos
session and concealment of liquor at 4
p.m. Security at the football game
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Havalah Backus screams the word "pussy" Sunday afternoon on
McCorkle Place to emphasize her belief that the word is not profane.
Visitors at the Raleigh Techno Fair get a first
look at futuristic technology and music.
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Employee Forum resolution.
“We knew we could not have a voting seat,
but we wanted a seat of voice,” Employee
Forum Chairman Tommy Griffin said. “It
would have been a chance to boost the morale
of the entire campus, making us feel like we
really belong and are part of the decisions.”
After the council and the forum submitted
separate requests to the BOT for seats on the
board, trustees decided to consider the two
as one resolution at Thursday’s meeting.
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Mark Wells (left) and Harmony Keeney perform Sunday evening at the
Arts Center in Carrboro as part of the Carrboro Music Festival.
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Monday, September 30, 2002
The board unanimously voted down the
Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff
said the BOT should have reviewed the res
olutions separately. “All of us value the staff
hugely,” she said. “But that’s not the issue.
The board should have considered the reso
lutions differently because we represent dif
ferent constituencies and places.”
Griffin said he has no control over how
the board looks at the resolutions.
“It was up to the board to look at them*
together,” Griffin said. “But I would have
liked to see them look at the resolutions longer
100 Marchers Rally for Lesbian Rights, Justice
By Lizzie Stewart
Marching for the empowerment and
equality of women, about 100 people
demonstrated Sunday in the first official
North Carolina Dyke March.
The event started at 1 p.m. in
McCorkle Place with an opening cere
mony led by Carrboro resident Amy
Lanou, a member of the march’s orga
“The purpose of the march was to
broaden the community, increase visi
bility and empower ourselves to make
a difference,” Lanou said after the
“For the first march in North
Carolina, this is a tremendous turnout."
Senior Grace Holland said organiz-
Mistakes doom Tar Heels
in 21-13 loss.
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and more closely. It did not seem like they dis
cussed the resolutions at last week’s meeting.”
Both Estroff and Griffin said there are other
schools in the UNC system that have faculty
and employee representation on their boards.
Appalachian State University has several
“invited participants” who sit in on the gov
erning board’s meetings, including the
Faculty Senate chairman and the Staff
“Although we participate in the discussion,
we are not members and we do not vote,”
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More than 100 bands
By Brook Corwin
The streets of Carrboro ended the month
on an afternoon of lively notes.
With more than 100 bands performing at 16
venues, the fifth annual Carrboro Music Festival
sent tunes and melodies across the streets of
downtown Carrboro on Sunday afternoon.
The festival attracted several thousand local
residents, most of whom clustered around the
outdoor stages set up beside local businesses
such as Crazie Mae’s or the Armadillo Grill.
But the center of pedestrian traffic was the
Weaver Street Market lawn, where a lineup of
folk, country and roots-rock bands performed.
At 4:30 p.m., dancing children filled the
square, cavorting to the tw'angy pop of Brown
Mountain Lights while couples picnicked on the
grass. Behind the stage, a young child strummed
along with the band on his toy guitar.
Brown Mountain Lights singer Janet Place
said the atmosphere helped make her band’s
show the best set of her life.
“It’s so great playing for this kind of audi
ence,” said Place, who performed for free
along with all the festival’s musical acts.
“There are families and couples who have
been here all day.”
Place also was one of eight staff members
who organized the festival and has been
involved with the event since its inception.
She said the festival is sponsored by the town
of Carrboro but funded primarily through the
sponsorship of local businesses.
Place said the decision to move this year’s
festival date from June to September has
made it the most widely attended one yet.
“The weather is so much better, and
there’s more people this year,” she said. “It
just seems less stressful when we don’t have
to worry about bands frying up on stage.”
Place said that 8,000 people attended last
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ers hoped to bring visibility and coali
tion building to the lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, intersex and queer com
“We want empowerment and justice
for women,” she said.
After the opening ceremonies, the
group marched up and down Franklin
Street before ending up back on cam
Organizers started planning the
march about six months ago and held it
this weekend to coincide with the North
Carolina Pride events that are taking
place in Durham, Lanou said.
She said many people from around
the state were there to support Sunday’s
gathering for that reason.
“The turnout proves that when
women put their heads together they
Old Oak Tree
No one was injured when the
tree fell near Wilson Library
By Kemp Baldwin
Sundays are slow days around campus - people stroll
through Polk Place looking up at the old trees and recover
ing from the weekend.
That atmosphere was interrupted Sunday when a large oak
tree fell in front of Wilson Library, crushing two trucks that
were parked underneath it.
Three workers helping to dismantle
Tar Heel Town were in their trucks for
a lunch break by the steps of Wilson
Library when the tree unexpectedly fell
on top of them.
No one was injured when the tree
fell about 12:30 p.m.
Archie Cheek, one of the workers, said
the falling tree caught them by surprise.
“We decided to go to lunch,” he said.
“I went to ask them what they had for
lunch. Then I walked back to the other
truck, opened the door, sat down, and
reached for my lunchbox and started
hearing acorns. Next thing I know I’m
lying down, looking at branches.”
Richard Vinroot, a UNC medical
student, was sitting on the quad waiting
for Wilson Library to open when the
tree fell. “It fell out of the blue,” he said.
Vinroot said he heard loud popping sounds and saw the
tree leaning toward Wilson. There was no wind at the time.
He saw it start to fall and yelled to the workers, “Get the
hell out of there.”
The tree took about seven to 10 seconds to fall, he said. After
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can accomplish anything,” Lanou said.
Before the march, participants
adorned the Silent Sam statue in
McCorkle Place with a rainbow flag and
a sign stating, “Live Free or Die.”
The event featured speakers, poets
and volunteers from several organiza
tions, including the Lesbian Resource
Center in Durham, whose mission is to
promote the well-being of area lesbians
Beth Bruch, a volunteer at the LRC,
said the group defines health as more
than just physical - it extends to spiritu
al, social and emotional.
Tiffany Taylor, an LRC board mem
ber, said that the march was funded by
donations from local businesses and that
the entertainers worked free of charge.
She said she was impressed with the
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An oak tree fell in front of Wilson Library on Sunday
afternoon, catching three workers off guard and
damaging their two trucks.
turnout of Sunday’s event.
“The diversity is amazing,” Taylor
said. “There were people of all races and
ages in attendance, including men as
Trevor Hoppe, sophomore and co
chair of UNC’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual
Transgender Queer and Straight
Alliance, also complimented the enthu
siasm of the march participants.
“I thought it was extremely success
ful,” he said. “Everyone in the march
was psyched, and the public reaction
More information about future
marches is available on
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