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Volume 110, Issue 95
Student Officials Submit 6-Month Update
By Shelley Walden
The executive branch of student government
and the Graduate and Professional Student
Federation released midterm reports Thursday,
reviewing accomplishments the groups have made
since taking office in April and highlighting issues
that still need attention.
Student Body President Jen Daum said in the
annual October Report that her administration has
increased both student participation in and com
munication within student government. “We’ve
Lack of audience
helped Bowles, Dole
By Kathryn Roebuck
U.S. Senate candidates Democrat
Erskine Bowles and Republican
Elizabeth Dole often evaded the issues
at hand during Monday’s lackluster
pretaped debate, political pundits say.
The first debate held since the two
candidates won their respective parties’
Meredith College <
in Raleigh. Other
than the two mediators from local tele
vision stations, no audience or media
members were allowed at the taping.
“The candidates did what they want
ed to do in a very controlled situation,”
said Thad Beyle, UNC political science
professor. “It was easier for both of
them with no audience.”
Michael Munger, chairman of Duke
University’s political science depart
ment, said the candidates seemed more
like actors than individuals participat
ing in an open debate.
was no (live)
said. “The situa
tion was similar
to a job inter
view, with a pri
among the can
of an air of
Dole had diffi
did what they
wanted to do in
a very controlled
was easier for
both of them
style to debate
format. “She is like a press secretary
having trouble with an unscripted for
mat and preparing three or four
answers,” he said.
Beyle also said that Dole approached
the debate in a scripted manner but that
she focused more on her own ideas and
issues than did Bowles.
“She won the battle of logistics,” he
said. “Dole talked about what she called
the ‘Dole Plan.’... It was named like it
was in Congress already.”
But Ferrel Guillory, director of
UNC’s Program on Southern Politics,
Media and Public Life, said Bowles
benefited more from the debate’s focus
on domestic issues. Discussion focused
on tax cuts, Social Security, health care
and negative advertising.
“Dole had a lot of visibility on TV as
a celebrity, but the domestic questions
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really worked well as a group,” Daum said.
In the report, Daum said some of her adminis
tration’s biggest accomplishments include steps
taken to create the Center for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Life and Study;
increased resources provided for students on cam
pus who have families; and programs created, in
collaboration with GPSF, for teaching assistants.
Student Body Vice President Aaron Hiller said
one of the administration’s biggest successes has
been its ability to fill external appointments.
“We got the bulk of them filled in record time,
and we are managing them better than they have
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Above: Mike Jenkins helps put together the Ferris wheel in the rain three days before the N.C. State Fair
opens at the fairgrounds in Raleigh. Below: Supervisor Tommy Petty checks the track of the Worm ride.
STATE FAIR TO HOST
BLUES, BIKES, BIOTECH
149th N.C. State Fair opens Friday, will run through Oct. 27
young and old can
enjoy the 149th N.C.
State Fair starting
Friday when the event
opens its gates at the
fairgrounds in Raleigh.
The fair will run
through Oct. 27. It will
operate daily from 9
a.m. to midnight.
is $5 for adults and $1
for children aged six
to 12. Tickets bought
at the door will be $6
for adults and $2 for
children. Children under 5 and adults over 65 are admit
The exhibition halls, which will host events such as craft
fairs and the BioFrontiers exhibit, will run from 9 a.m. to
9:45 p.m. The rides and games will operate from 10 a.m. to
On Oct. 24, people can gain free admission to the fair by
bringing four cans of Thrifty Maid canned goods for the
10th annual “Winn-Dixie Day at the Fair” program, which
donates to the Food Bank of North Carolina.
Martha Glass, director of the fair’s press office, said she
expects a bigger crowd than in previous years. “Last year
we had over 700,000 (people) attend,” she said. “This year,
with good weather, we’re hoping to have close to 750,000.”
Attendance at last year’s fair was down from previous
years due to the sagging economy and a nation still jittery
from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
To be at ease is better than to be at business.
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
been in a while,” Hiller said.
GPSF President Branson Page said his adminis
tration’s greatest achievement to date has been the
Teaching Assistant Task Force, which will study TA
salaries at UNC and develop a proposal that will
recommend a fair minimum compensation for TAs.
The task force has had one meeting, during
which members decided to administer a survey to
departments that will determine what campus TA
compensation practices are.
Page said his administration also has made
important strides toward increased graduate school
representation on student affairs Web pages. Page’s
N.C. STATE FAIR 2002
as some of the performers.
“One of the most exciting attractions is the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police,” Glass said.
The Mounties will perform drills at the fair.
Heather Overton, public information officer at the fair’s
press office, said other highlights of the fair are shows by blues
guitarist Justin Fox and Chapel Hill comedian Larry Weaver.
“It should be a very funny show,” Overton said.
Weaver has performed with famous comedians such as
Ray Romano and “Weird Al” Yankovic and on the John
Boy and Billy Show, a syndicated morning radio show
based in Charlotte. Admissions to most concerts will be $5.
Another planned event is the BioFrontiers exhibit.
Colored cotton specimens and a crime scene scenario are
only samples of what the exhibit offers. “It really highlights
See FAIR, Page 7
Volleyball team upsets
See Page 9
administration has collaborated withrthe Office of
Student Affairs to encourage all departments of the
division to include resources for graduate and pro
The biggest challenge his administration has
tackled, Page said, has been getting graduate stu
dent voices back into the campus conversation.
And there are plenty of other issues that still
need to be addressed, he said. “We definitely have
a long way to go on all these topics,” Page said.
“Awareness of child-care issues is something we
See REPORT, Page 7
Fairgoers will dis
cover a wide variety
of activities and per
Keith Henderson as
Elvis Presley at a spe
cial birthday party
50th anniversary of
the Dorton Arena
is located in the mid
dle of the fairgrounds.
Glass also listed
Michelle Tumes, Pam
Tillis, Legend Fest
from the Grand Ole
Opry, Mike Cross,
Jeffrey Osbourne and
the Spirit of the Dance
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O.C. OKs 1/2-Cent
Hike in Sales Tax
Tax designed to replace reimbursements
By Shannan Bowen
Effective Dec. 1, the sales tax for
Orange County will increase by one
half cent to accommodate the loss of
more than $3.2 million in county
The Orange County Board of
Commissioners unanimously approved
a resolution Tuesday night to raise the
county’s sales tax to 7 percent beginning
Dec. 1 and extending through the end of
County Manager John Link recom
mended the resolution to the commis
“We don’t have a choice, given the
state has taken ($3.2 million) from us,"
On Feb. 5, Gov. Mike Easley
declared a state of fiscal emergency to
deal with a projected shortfall for 2001-
02, leading to a revenue loss of more
than $700,000 for Orange County.
In total, the county has lost about
$3.2 million in reimbursement funds
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Profiler Predicts D.C. Sniper
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
Asa serial sniper continues to terror
ize the Washington, D.C., metro area, a
handful of elite geographical profilers
are attempting to close in on his home
base and predict his next move.
One such expert is Fayetteville resi
dent Maurice Godwin, professor of
criminal justice at Methodist College
and director of investigative process
Godwin appeared on CNN on Oct. 7
and Oct. 11 offering his expertise to shed
light on the nature and whereabouts of
the serial sniper who has shot 11 victims
since Oct 2 - claiming nine lives.
“This is not thrill killing,” Godwin
Student Body President Jen Daum and Graduate
and Professional Student Federation President
Branson Page released October reports Tuesday.
county officials expected to receive.
“It has to be done because the state
won’t raise taxes,” said Commissioner
About 50 or more counties have
decided to enact the tax, Link said,
because the state government has left
the decision to individual counties.
The tax will be on consumer goods
and prepared food, but unprepared
food from supermarkets will not be
“This is not a sales tax on food,” said
Barry Jacobs, chairman of the Board of
Link said the board will further dis
cuss the distribution of the projected
$l.B million revenue that will be gener
ated from the increased sales tax.
“We have had to freeze positions,
stop capital expenditures, and these are
the areas we will be looking at,” Link
Though the expected revenue for the
receipts of a seven-month period are
See SALES TAX, Page 7
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said in an interview Tuesday. “I don’t
think it’s anger or rage. There’s no
doubt this was planned.”
Godwin said the places the killer has
chosen to strike not only make weeks of
planning necessary for a hit but require
a high level of familiarity with the area
likely to be had only by a resident of
northern Virginia. “The general theory
behind (geographic profiling) is that the
See PROFILER, Page 7