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Volume 110, Issue 94
Bowles, Dole Debate for Ist Time
Status of additional debates remains uncertain
By Cassidy Cobbs
Staff Writer *
RALEIGH - U.S. Senate candidates Democrat
Erskine Bowles and Republican Elizabeth Dole took
part in a televised debate Monday that was their first,
and likely last, debate before the Nov. 5 election.
The question-and-answer format debate was
taped Monday afternoon at Meredith College in
Raleigh and aired on television stations across the
state later that evening.
CNC Still Has
Say in Who
By Erin Ganley
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser says the
University still has flexibility in allocating raises in faculty pay
despite the UNC-system Board of Governors’ Friday decision
allowing faculty salary increases based only on market and
equity, not merit.
The BOG decision partly conflicted with an announcement
by UNC-CH Provost Robert Shelton at the Faculty Council
'meeting Friday. At the meeting Shelton
said faculty pay raises, funded by a S3OO
campus-initiated tuition increase passed
by the BOG in March, will be given to
faculty who are particularly deserving or
who are in danger of being lured away
by other universities.
The wording of the resolution, how
ever, has left some University leaders
confused as to its impact.
Moeser said there is a great deal of
misunderstanding about the meaning
and effect of the BOG decision. “The
policy they established is for this year
only, and a result of the fact there is so
little money available.”
Sue Estroff, UNC-CH Faculty
Council chairwoman, said, “It’s pretty
said the University
has some flexibility
in allotting raises.
complicated and loopy actually.” Estroff said the impact on
the University depends on how “market and equity” are inter
The resolution suggests that campuses give raises to facul
ty they are most worried will be recruited by other universi
ties, Estroff said. She said, however, that usually these are the
same faculty members who are most meritorious. “To me,
marketability and merit are the same thing,” she said.
“I can safely say nobody on campus is happy about it,”
Estroff added. “Quite frankly, I think the whole thing stinks.
“(The BOG has) reduced the amount we can charge for
tuition, and even with the meager amount we have, they are
telling us what to do with it,” she said.
The UNC-CH Board of Trustees originally passed a S4OO
tuition increase injanuary, but the BOG reduced it to S3OO.
Estroff also said she is concerned that restrictions on fac
ulty pay raises are occurring after such a productive year for
most departments. “You expect to see something positive
come from it. It hurts when this happens year after year after
year,” she said. “People get understandably discouraged It
accumulates over time.”
See BOG, Page 6
Ellen Hotaling (left) waits for Top of Lenoir to reopen.
It closed for several hours when two water lines broke.
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The candidates discussed a wide variety of issues,
ranging from tax cuts to a possible war in Iraq.
Bowles and Dole acknowledged a need to pass
legislation to stimulate the
economy, both on the state
and national level, but dif
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Dole’s economic plan
involves ensuring that tax cuts are made perma
nent to allow families to keep more of the money
they earn. “I want to make certain that we get fis-
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LGBTQ Center Names Coordinator
By Ruthie Warshenbrot
The Office of the Dean of Students has appointed graduate student
Marcie Fisher as the program coordinator for the new lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and queer resource center.
The LGBTQResource Center, which developed as a result of the
provost’s LGBTQ Climate Report, will be under the jurisdiction of
the Division of Student Affairs, with an office being created in the
basement of the Steele Building on Polk Place.
Melinda Manning, assistant dean of students, is pleased with the
selection of Fisher, who she said will begin to work right away. Fisher
serves as the high-risk program specialist at the Center for Healthy
Student Behaviors. “I don’t know of any other candidate who would
Water Line Leaks Close Lenoir Temporarily
By Nikki Werking
Water line leaks forced Lenoir Dining Hall to close and cut
off water service to the Student Union on Monday morning
and afternoon, Orange Water and Sewer Authority officials
About 9:30 a.m., a water line that serves both Lenoir and
the Union cracked. The line is located between Davis Library
and the Union, and it took OWASA crews about an hour to
fix the leak, said Greg Feller, public affairs administrator for
The area saw substantial rainfall this weekend, and Feller
said the crack could have been caused by settling in the soil,
which can happen when the weather changes from dry to wet.
“There are a lot of factors in what can cause a water line to
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cal accountability,” she said.
“I do believe in being fiscally responsible,”
countered Bowles. But he said he does not think
cutting taxes across the board is the solution to
reversing the economic downturn.
Bowles said he favors tax cuts for individuals
falling in the middle and lower tax brackets but
would be willing to freeze taxes for individuals
with the highest incomes.
The debate jumped from fiscal stability to
national security as the two debated how far tire
United States should take the war on terror.
Dole said she would have voted in support of
the legislation giving President Bush authority to
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attack Iraq without prior congressional consent.
“It’s absolutely necessary that the president pro
tects the interests of the United States,” she said.
Bowles echoed Dole’s sentiment, pointing to his
service on the National Security Council as evi
dence that of the two candidates he best under
stands the threat the United States faces. “I
would’ve voted yes,” he said. “I would’ve sup
ported the president.”
Bowles and Doles both said they would work to
improve the quality of life for the nation’s military
personnel -and specifically for North Carolina’s
See DEBATE, Page 6
be as qualified as her,” Manning said.
Fred Hashagen, a senior on the LGBTQadvisory committee, said
he also is pleased with the decision. “Marcie will seek out the advice
of student leaders directly,” he said.
“She has in every capacity in which she’s served the communi
ty - consistendy sought out the advice and knowledge of LGBTQ stu
dent leaders on campus.”
Hashagen said he hopes there will be a general spirit of coopera
tion between the advisory committee and Fisher.
Manning said Fisher’s first task is to make the center a workable
office and to compile the resource library.
The office is being painted, and furniture is being purchased now
See RESOURCE CENTER, Page 6
leak,” he said. “In a lot of cases, we don’t know definitively
what the cause is.”
Lenoir was closed from 9:30 a.m. to about 11 a.m. while
crews fixed the leak, said Carolina Dining Services Director
Union Director Don Luse said water service in the Union
was cut off during that same time period.
Another leak occurred about 3 p.m. when a pipe on
Raleigh Street, which also serves Lenoir and the Union,
cracked. OWASA crews fixed the leak by 4:30 p.m., Feller
The leak in the Raleigh Street pipe could have been caused
by utility construction work done in the area last week, Feller
Lenoir closed again from about 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. because
of the leak, Klingman said.
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Water service to the Union also was turned off from about
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Luse said.
Because the pipes carrying water are underground, it is
impossible to tell how much water leaked out of the pipes,
When a water line is leaking, the water will seep up through
the ground or pavement, Feller said. He encourages all area
residents to report any leaks they spot to OWASA.
“We need help from everyone,” he said, “It’s really good to
have people help out, especially with the drought.”
Although the leaks were fixed soon after they were report
ed, students said the closings at Lenoir disrupted their meals.
“My lunch was severely delayed,” said sophomore Justin
Rao. “When I’m hungry, I’m not very pleasant.”
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Leading the PAC
In April, six influential UNC alumni started Citizens
for Higher Education, a political action committee
acting in UNC's interest.
Some of North Carolina's most influential
businessmen have donated $2,500 each to the PAC
in the months since it was founded. The committee
had raised a total of $206,173 as of Sept 3.
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The committee has
raised over $200,000
By Matt Hanson
Citizens for Higher Education, a
recently formed political action com
mittee acting in the interest of UNC-
Chapel Hill, has raised more than
$200,000 to help influence state elec
tions but has yet to donate to any cam
The committee was established in
April 2002 by six UNC-CH alumni to
increase the University’s presence in the
political process. Political action com
mittees typically are created by politi
cians or interest groups to raise funds for
Founding members of CHE include
three UNC-CH Board of Trustees mem
bers Rusty Carter, Paul Fulton and
Nelson Schwab and former Kenan-
Flagler Business School Dean Paul
Rizzo, who was appointed to the UNC
Health Care board of directors at a
Thursday UNC-system Board of
Governors committee meeting.
Though CHE has been operational
since April, it has yet to contribute to
any campaigns, according to financial
reports submitted to the N.C. State
Board of Elections on Sept. 3- the most
recent required filing date.
Fulton, the committee’s de facto
director, said although CHE has chosen
several possible candidates to support, it
See UNC PAC, Page 6