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Volume 110, Issue 101
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By Jennifer Samuels
Assistant State & National Editor
For those who knew Sen. Paul Wellstone,
D-Minn., the trait that will be missed most is
the UNC alumnus’s refusal to forgo his liber
al beliefs in favor of a political agenda.
“He didn’t necessarily win a lot of votes,
but he had a voice that had to be listened to,”
said UNC political science Professor Thad
Beyle, who worked with Wellstone during his
time at the University.
The senator was killed Friday morning
when his plane crashed in northern Minnesota.
Also killed in the accident were Wellstone’s
wife, Sheila, daughter, Marcia, and five others
on board. *
The twin-engine plane went down in fireez-
ing rain and light snow
near the Eveleth-
Airport, about 175 miles
north of Minneapolis.
Wellstone, 58, was
traveling to the funeral
of the father of a state
He is survived by two
sons and six grandchil
from academic to politi
cian began at UNC,
where he graduated Phi
Beta Kappa in 1965 with
Degrees from UNC
(both in political science)
• bachelor of arts in '65
• doctorate in '69
• taught at Carleton College
• served from ’9l -'O2 in
the U. 5. Senate
• wife, Sheila, and daughter,
Marcia (both also died
in the crash)
• surviving sons David
a degree in political science. He earned a doc
torate in the same subject in 1969. He partic
ipated in varsity wrestling, which culminated
in his winning the ACC championship in
1964 for his weight class.
The senator became politically involved dur
ing his undergraduate career, said Beyle, who
served on Wellstone’s doctoral dissertation com
mittee. He described the period of Wellstone’s
enrollment as politically tense, with issues like
civil rights protests occupying students.
After graduating, Wellstone taught political
science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.
UNC political science Professor Virginia
Gray, who taught for 27 years at the University
of Minnesota, said Wellstone will be known as
someone who never gave up on his beliefs.
Wellstone, often considered the Senate’s
most liberal member, was first elected to
office in a surprise victory in 1990 when he
defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Rudy
Boschwitz. This year Wellstone was locked in
a close election with former St. Paul Mayor
His colleagues in the Senate past and pre
sent expressed sadness at the loss.
“A lot of times you only have senators who
know other senators. That wasn’t the case with
him,” said former Senate Majority Leader Bob
Dole, R-Kan., at an appearance supporting
U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Dole in
Hillsborough on Friday. “We had very differ
ent philosophies, but I always respected him.”
Sen. John Eld wards, D-N.C., said in a state
ment that Wellstone and his family made
great contributions to the United States.
In June 2000, Wellstone was inducted into
the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Hall of
See WELLSTONE, Page 7
(Paul Wellstone) was one of the most noble and courageous men I have ever known.
Campus Y's Helping Paws project pairs students with
the Orange County Animal Protection Society.
See Page 5
Fees Could Be Used for Campaigns
Proposal is designed to aid low-income candidates
By Emily Steel
Speaker of Student Congress Tony Larson and
Student Body President Jen Daum will meet
tonight to finiize a proposal that would limit stu-
dent body president
spending to S3OO -
money available to all
candidates in the form
of student fees.
See Page 4
The proposal, which will be introduced to the
Rules and Judiciary Committee of Student
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Crowds gather by the food stands at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh on Sunday evening, the fair's
final night. Officials estimated that this year's fair attracted more people than last year's.
STATE FAIR BATTLES RAIN,
ACCIDENT WITH SUCCESS
By Lindsey White
RALEIGH - Despite four days of rainfall and
low attendance after a fatal accident Thursday
morning, officials predict that more North
Carolinians attended this year’s annual N.C. State
Fair than last year.
By Saturday, 615,221 peo
ple had come to enjoy the
fair’s rides and indulge in
By the same time last year,
618,557 people had attended.
But fair officials - judging
from the heavy traffic Sunday
up this year
- predicted that more people
turned out for the fair’s final day this year than did
for the same day last year.
A total of 695,177 fairgoers turned up last year.
Mike Blanton, assistant commissioner of the N.C.
Department of Agriculture, said it is hard to judge
this year’s attendance in reference to last year’s
because attendance probably was lower than usual
Monday, October 28, 2002
Congress this week, also would allow candidates
in a runoff election to spend an additional SIOO.
Any money spent out of a candidate’s pocket
would be deducted from the total available to
that candidate in student activities fees. Write-in
candidates would be forced to spend their own
money, but the limit would be set at S3OO.
The legislation will take effect this year if it is
approved by Student Congress.
In the past, candidates running for student
body president were limited to spending SSOO
out-of-pocket in the general election and $250 in
the runoff election.
But Larson has expressed concern that these
N.C. STATE FAIR 2002
then because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “In
general, most people avoided large public events,”
Morris Vivona, general manager of Amusements
of America, said the death of one of the company’s
ride operators affected this year’s fair attendance
less than did high rainfall.
See Page 5
John Hamel, an annual pizza vendor at the fair,
said the crowds seemed smaller this year though rev
enue totals were about the same.
Blanton said that the N.C. Agricultural
Department spends about $4 million on the fair
each year and that as long as it generates enough
money to pay for itself, it will continue.
But Blanton said the fair’s success does not
See STATE FAIR, Page 7
dominate Tar Heels 31-0.
See Page 14
spending caps are too high, thus preventing
lower-income students from running for office.
“It may have persuaded other compelling candi
dates not to run,” he said.
Plans to reform the election process were first
revealed last week, but no details were available
until Friday. The change would allow student’s
campaigns to receive funding as an officially rec
ognized student organization.
Section 303 of Title V of the Student Code
states, “(Student Congress) shall appropriate no
Student Activity Fees to fund programs, services,
or events the purpose of which is the furtherance
or hindrance of the candidacy of an individual or
individuals for federal, state, local, student-elect
ed, faculty-elected, or employee-elected office
Fairgoers and workers saw
four days of rainy weather this
year, compared with one day
last year, and Blanton said the
fair would have had record
breaking attendance if it hadn’t
Local Man Charged
In Fatal Accident
death by vehicle
By Michael Davis
Assistant City Editor
Chapel Hill police have charged the
driver who allegedly struck and killed
a pedestrian on Franklin Street last
week with misdemeanor death by vehi
50, of Chapel
Hill, will be
To Be Examined
See Page 5
the death of James Elijah Ellis, 77, of
Henderson, who died Tuesday night
after being struck by a vehicle, accord
ing to the incident report prepared by
the Chapel Hill Police Department.
Bynum said he has been advised by
his attorney not to comment on the
Maj. Tony Oakley of the police
department said Sgt. Steve Riddle, the
PHOTO COURTESY OF MEUSSA ANDERSON
Protesters march through the streets of the nation's capitol
Saturday in the largest anti-war march since the Vietnam War.
Protesters March, Rally
Against War With Iraq
By Margaux Escutin
In what is being hailed as the largest
anti-war demonstration in Washington,
D.C., since the Vietnam War, about
100,000 marchers packed the streets of
the nation’s capital Saturday as they
protested potential war in Iraq.
The 2-mile march started on
Constitutional Avenue, where people
listened to notable figures - such as
actress Susan Sarandon and the Rev.
Jesse Jackson - speak against war in
Iraq for hours before they proceeded
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Larson said that eliminating the phrase “stu
dent-elected” would allow campaigns to be eli
gible to receive funds from the Student Activities
He said it is still unclear which elected offices
other than that of student body president will be
allowed to use SAFO funds. “It would be good if
they could apply to all races, but we have to look
at die logistics of the budget,” Larson said.
To obtain campaign money from student activi
ty fees, Larson said, candidates must fulfill require
ments that will be specified in the new legislation.
He said that although the number of candi
dates is still unclear, Congress should not have
any problems funding all campaigns. “I am skep-
See CAMPAIGNS, Page 7
police department’s accident recon
structionist, who was at the scene
Tuesday, presented evidence to the
magistrate for Bynum’s warrant.
Oakley said officers who examined
the accident scene could not calculate
the speed of the vehicle. “The officers
were unable to determine how fast he
was going,” he said.
The speed limit is 20 mph where the
accident occurred, and there were no
skid marks on the road, according to
the incident report.
Bynum and passenger Linda Diane
Bynum, 48, sustained no injuries in the
accident. Both were wearing seat belts,
the incident report states.
Ellis was crossing the northwest cor
ner of Franklin and Church streets
heading toward University Square
when he was struck at about 9:45 p.m.,
according to the incident report.
Oakley said it appears that Ellis’
path in crossing the road was at a slight
diagonal. “He traveled from the north
side to south side,” he said.
See MISDEMEANOR, Page 7
down the street.
The protest in Washington coincid
ed with similar protests across the
United States and around the world,
including ones held in San Francisco,
Mexico City, Berlin and Tokyo.
Buses, vans and carpools took a
coalition of more than 800 North
Carolinians to the Washington rally,
said Michal Osterweil, a UNC-Chapel
Hill graduate student and an active
member of the Campaign to End the
Cycle of Violence.
See PROTEST, Page 7