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Volume 110, Issue 102
Sarah Burke addresses the land-use management ordinance
Monday night at the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting.
By Jamie McGee
As the Nov. 5 election approaches,
many young voters are finding them
selves alienated by candidate platforms
that deal with issues issues direcdy relat
ing to older voters.
Political pundits and students say
North Carolina’s candidates for the U.S.
Jesse Helms are
relevant to voters aged 18 to 30.
The campaigns of Democrat Erskine
Bowles and Republican Elizabeth Dole
focus on issues such as Social Security
and prescription drugs while avoiding
hot-button issues important to younger
voters like drug legalization and abor
Experts say the candidates’ key issues
are geared toward older voters and that
the issues concerning voters younger
than 30 are not properly addressed.
A recent survey by The Washington
Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family
Foundation and Harvard University
found older voters intending to vote in
the Nov. 5 election outnumbered voters
younger than 30 more than 2-1.
The survey projects that 20 years from
now only 8 percent of total voters who
come out to the polls will be younger
See APATHY, Page 7
In 2 Weeks
By Nikki Werking
University officials said Monday that
they have raised an additional $4 mil
lion toward the Carolina First
Campaign’s $l.B billion goal since its
official announcement 2 1/2 weeks ago.
But the campaign’s directors say this
is a modest pace for the newly launched
public phase that will set the tone for the
next five years of private fund raising.
The total for die campaign, which
began its three-year private phase July
1,1999, now stands at SB7O million, said
Speed Hallman, director of develop
Hallman said there are no specific
short-term goals set for the public phase of
See CAROLINA FIRST, Page 7
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UNC officials are considering adding a program in sexuality studies, which many peer institutions already have.
SCHOOLS OPEN DOORS
TO SEXUALITY STUDIES
By Jennifer HaGIN / Senior Writer
/ / ontemporary Gay Novel.” “Ancient Greek and Gay Identity.”
■ “Queer Los Angeles.” “Lesbian and Gay Popular Music.”
J These courses, offered at universities across the country,
are part of a growing trend of creating college curriculums that explore les
bian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.
After an LGBTQ Advisory Committee report stated the inadequacy of
UNC’s LGBTQ course offerings in comparison to peer institutions, the
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long-awaited development, but the courses have not been as well-received
in other circles.
David Halperin, a professor of English and women’s studies at the
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, offered a course, “How to be Gay,” that
landed him in the middle of a controversy with the Michigan legislature.
Education is learning what you didn't know you didn't know.
Injuries have forced John Bunting to
reshuffle his lineup once again.
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Opinions on Occupancy Limits Vary
Town officials could
By Laura Hinson
Residents’ and town officials’ opin
ions are up in the air regarding occu
pancy issues addressed in the third draft
of Chapel Hill’s proposed land-use man
Occupancy is one issue that could
directly affect students by determining
the number of unrelated people allowed
to live in the same dwelling unit.
The Town Council held a public hear-
University has made efforts to develop the curriculum by
preparing to implement a certificate of completion to accom
pany the diplomas of students who take a specified number
of courses in the area.
Some universities trace their LGBTQ course offerings
back to the 19705, but, like UNC, some universities are just
now beginning to develop a sexuality studies program.
LGBTQ communities across the nation are praising the
Out of Town
Spartacus shuts down
Chapel Hill location.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2002
frig Monday night to discuss issues raised
by the ordinance, but occupancy was
mentioned by only one resident.
The council decided to discuss issues
brought up by residents in a special ses
sion to be held next week. Chapel Hill
Mayor Kevin Foy said the specific date
will be released as soon as possible.
But after the meeting, several town
officials offered their opinions about the
Many residents have been unaware
of the language in the current develop
ment ordinance regarding occupancy
restrictions, especially in regard to
duplexes, because the town has not been
enforcing the ordinance, said council
member Mark Kleinschmidt.
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“It was just nine months ago that we
realized that the current language
referred to duplexes as one unit,” he said.
Planning Director Roger Waldon clar
ified the language by saying that it does
not address units, it addresses structures.
A duplex now is considered one struc
ture instead of two units, therefore allow
ing only four unrelated residents total.
By referring in the new ordinance to
dwellings as units instead of structures,
duplexes would be allowed eight unre
lated people - four in each unit.
“The current ordinance addresses it
as a ‘structure,’” he said. “It’s-the man
ager’s recommendation to change the
language to no more than four unrelat
ed people per dwelling unit.”
Halperin said legislators feared the class
was leading students to be gay, though the
class objective was to explore how gay men
relate to non-gay culture.
The legislature threatened
to cut the university’s budget
by 10 percent if the course
was taught, but lawmakers
didn’t get the necessary votes
to enforce the threat.
Halperin taught the course,
which stirred little controversy
among students on campus.
Rather than discourage
enrollment, the legislature’s
attention actually recruited
students to his class, he said.
While Michigan officials
battled to expand their
LGBTQ courses, in 2001, a
group of UNC faculty and
students submitted a request
to administrators asking that
they examine the LGBTQ
campus environment, includ
ing LGBTQ-thfemed class
offerings. The result was the
formation of a LGBTQ planning committee
in August 2001.
See CLASSES, Page 7
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Wednesday: Showers; H 68, L 42
Thursday: Partly Cloudy; H 62, L 37
By Lynne Shallcross
A UNC licensing committee will meet
today to consider what steps need to be taken
before the University will consider reinstating
a licensing contract with a top manufacturer of
In January, UNC decided not to renew
New Era Cap Company’s contract - worth
$900,000 in retail value - after it failed to
respond to allegations of unfair labor practices.
It was the first time UNC ever ended a con-
tract with a licensing
company because of
Since then, New
Era has made posi
tive efforts to change
practices at the
Derby, N.Y., factory
in question, accord
ing to a report by the
WRC is a labor
group of which
UNC is a member.
But Rut Tufts,
UNC director of
licensing, said that
until a glaring viola
tion of workers’ rights
is removed from New
Era’s contract with its
won’t even look at
the its improvements.
The N.Y. factory
management and an
union have signed a
contract that doesn’t
in the field
you’re in unless
you have some
in this. ”
allow workers to talk with third parties such as
the WRC and UNC.
The wording of the contract surprised and
worried Tufts, prompting him to ask UNC’s
Licensing Labor Code Advisory Committee to
address this problem before any consideration is
given to reinstating New Era’s contract New Era
could not be reached for comment Monday.
Tufts said the committee probably will
require that New Era change the gag restric
tion placed on the workers and ask that a spe
cial effort is made to allow the workers to feel
comfortable voicing concerns.
The committee, which advises what compa
nies should be licensed to manufacture UNC
products, does not meet on a regular basis.
But when problems with licensing compa
nies arise, such as the violations at New Era, it
meets to make recommendations.
The committee last convened in spring
2001 to discuss workers’ rights violations at the
Kukdong Nike factory in Atlixco, Mexico.
See LICENSING, Page 7
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Kleinschmidt is opposed strongly to
having any occupancy ordinance. He
said the problem lies not in the amount
of unrelated people living,together but
in noise, trash and parking issues. “That
implies that there must be something
about living with people you aren’t relat
ed to that makes you louder or messier.”
Council member Ed Harrison, how
ever, is in favor of the restrictions. “I
think the town as a whole wants some
sort of occupancy restrictions,” he said.
Harrison said the occupancy restric
tions are needed mostly because of park
ing issues. “When I was in college I lived
in a unit with more than four unrelated
See OCCUPANCY, Page 7
New Era Timeline
A WRC report finds
violations at New Era
factory in New York
New Era given 90 days
by UNC to respond
New Era doesn't
New Era responds to
allegations, asks UNC
to reinstate contract
WRC releases second
reporting saying New
Era is in compliance
A UNC committee
New Era's contract