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Volume 110, Issue 107
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ALL EYES ON N.C.
ENDING THE NATION'S MOST EXPENSIVE RACE, ERSKINE BOWLES
AND ELIZABETH DOLE MADE A FINAL APPEAL TO VOTERS MONDAY
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On the eve of the 2002 election, Elizabeth Dole and Erskine Bowles try to energize supporters. Left: Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (right)
joins Dole at a rally in Charlotte. Left: Bowles (right) shakes hands with Gov. Mike Easley as Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., looks on at a rally in Raleigh.
By Gillian Bolsover and Lindsey White / staffwriters
On the eve of today’s elections, the two candidates in North
Carolina’s pivotal U.S. Senate race spent their time ener
gizing supporters and urging undecided voters to swing
The final week of the campaigns has found the two candidates locked
in an extremely close race. According to a Mason-Dixon poll released
Wednesday, Erskine Bowles trailed Elizabeth Dole by 6 percentage
points, with 42 percent of votes compared to her 48 percent. The
Carolina Poll, released Friday, shows a split of 7 percentage points, with
Dole leading Bowles 47 percent to 40 percent.
But national party leaders still consider the race a dead heat, leading
both candidates to intensify activities as they reaffirmed their platforms
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Provost Shelton says UNC will take
the latest cuts across the board.
To Deal With
By Daniel Thigpen
With yet another round of budget
reductions hitting the UNC system,
University departments are struggling
to trim already-meager spending plans,
even if some officials believe the effects
will be temporary.
But it seems campus officials are any
thing but surprised by their fiscal
Facing even more dismal state eco
nomic projections, Gov. Mike Easley
has temporarily halted 2 percent of the
UNC-system’s funding - roughly $8.2
million for UNC-Chapel Hill.
See BUDGET, Page 4
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all
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Walkers Reflect on Violence to Women
By Kate Harrington
Cars slowed to a crawl, groups of
people ceased talking, and others just
stared, but during that moment, peo
ple were reminded of the acts of vio
lence against women across the world
and at the University.
Carolina V-Day Initiative spon
sored the first ever silent walk of
remembrance Monday for women
who have lost their lives to violent acts
and for those who have survived.
About 20 students, both male and
female, gathered at Polk Place and
made their way silently through the
quad and onto the sidewalks of main
“A lot of times when people protest
through walks, they are loud and
angry and upset, so we made the walk
silent for people to have a time to
heal,” said senior Kim Benton, founder
of the Carolina V-Day Initiative.
The idea to hold a silent walk of
remembrance came after the Carolina
V-Day Initiative learned of a similar
walk that was held at Appalachian
State University earlier this year.
Founded in November 2000, the V-
Day Initiative’s purpose is to raise
awareness of violence against women
through campuswide programs and a
production of Eve Ensler’s “The
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on the final day before the general election. Combined, the two candi
dates have spent about $22 million on the election, making it the most
expensive and one of the most closely watched Senate contests in the
The two candidates have had national figures - including President
Bush for Dole and former President Clinton for Bowles - campaign on
Both parties have targeted the race because it is one of a handful that
could decide which party controls the Senate when lawmakers take office
in January. The 2001-02 Senate was composed of 50 Democrats, 49
See SENATE RACE, Page 4
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Members of the Carolina V-Day Initiative lead a silent march on
campus Monday night to silently protest violence against women.
holds the majority of its events in
February, but violence takes place year
round,” said senior Emily Griffis.
Participating students joined the
walk for a variety of reasons.
“It’s very helpful to do something
like this if you know someone who has
been affected by violence,” said senior
sponsorship coordinator Sarah Parker.
“There are a huge number of women
on this campus who have been affected.”
Senior Melody Rodgers walked
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with her sophomore friend Tasiyiwa
Mapondera on the walk.
“I think violence against women is
an issue that isn’t addressed very often
or understood,” Rodgers said. “As
women, we need to get involved with
our own rights and stand up against
that kind of behavior.”
Senior Larry Niles originally joined
the V-Day Initiative because Benton,
his friend since high school, saw it as
a worthy cause.
Today: P.M. Rain; H 52, L 47
Wednesday: A.M. Rain; H 60, L 39
Thursday: Sunny; H 61, L 38
Elections Voter Guide
Occupation: businessman and banker, former
President Clinton's White House chief of staff
Occupation: former American Red Cross
president, former U.S. secretary of
transportation, former U.S. secretary of labor
Occupation: executive director of the
Libertarian Party of North Carolina
has served three terms
Committees: Children and Human Resources
(Chairwoman), Pensions (Vice Chairwoman),
Occupation: retired electrical engineer
Christopher Todd Gross
Occupation: sound man at Chapel Hill
has served three terms
All listed polling locations for precincts are within Chapel Hill unless otherwise noted.
Battle Park: Chapel Hill Community Center
Booker Creek: Grace Church
Carrboro: Carrboro Elementary School, Carrboro
Cedar Falls: Chapel Hill Bible Church
Coker Hills: Church of Reconciliation
Coles Store: Union Grove Methodist Church
Colonial Heights: Seawell School
Country Club: Fetzer Gym, UNC campus
Damascus: Grey Culbreth School
Dogwood Acres: Mary Scroggs Elementary School
East Franklin: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Eastside: Ephesus Road School
Estes Hills: Chapel Hill Public Library
Glenwood: Meadowmont Clubhouse
Greenwood: General Administration Building, UNC campus
But after becoming involved with
the group, he became more passionate
about the group’s cause.
“It is important to raise awareness
in a place like this,” Niles said. “It just
seems like the thing to do.”
As the students walked, perhaps the
message from Benton’s opening
address echoed in their ears.
Benton read a poem published in
1978 by Ntozake Shange titled “With
No Immediate Cause.”
“Every three minutes a woman is
beaten, every five minutes a woman is
raped, every 10 minutes a little girl is
molested, yet I rode the subway
today,” Shange wrote.
Students carried equally effective
messages on red signs: “1 in 3 women
worldwide,” “1 in 4 college women”
and “in one hour 75 women are raped.”
At the end of the walk, Benton
addressed the group again, encouraging
victims and friends of victims to break
the silence. “However, the first step to
breaking the silence is education,” said
Benton, who invited participants to
come to a talk by Sabrina Garcia.
Garcia, a crisis counselor with the
Chapel Hill police crisis unit, will speak
at 7:30 p.m. today in 103 Bingham Hall.
Benton said, “This can be an impe
tus to start your own healing process,
or to help others.”
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Committees: Appropriations & Budget
Occupation: flight instructor
Occupation: business system analyst
has served 11 terms
Committees: Environment, Finance, Judiciary,
Legislative Redistricting, Rules
Occupation: partner, Epting & Hackney law
firm, farmer, legislator
Occupation: communications consultant and
Rep. Verla Insko
has served three terms
Occupation: retired health program
Occupation: field manager with Cordell
SOURCE: NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
King’s Mill: Aldersgate Methodist Church
Lincoln: Lincoln Center Administrative Building
Lions Club: Carolina Spring Apartments, Carrboro
Mason Farm: Chapel Hill Kehillah
North Carrboro: Homestead Community Center
Northside: Hargraves Recreation Center
OWASA: OWASA Administration Building, Carrboro
Patterson: New Hope Community Center
Ridgefield: Binkley Baptist Church
St. John: McDougle Middle School
Town Hall: Carrboro Town Hall, Carrboro
Weaver Dairy: Fire Station No. 4
Weaver Dairy Satellite: Carol Woods Retirement Center
Westwood- Frank Porter Graham Elementary School
White Cross: White Cross Recreation Center
But Not Final
By Jamie McGee
Members of the UNC-system Board
of Governors say they support UNC-
Chapel Hill’s early discussion of cam
pus-initiated tuition increase for the
next three academic years.
But board members emphasized that
the BOG will have the final say on the
UNC-CH’s Tuition Task Force, which
met Thursday, is nearing a decision on
a tuition increase plan despite the fact
that the BOG Special Committee on
Tuition and Fee Policies has yet to release
its recommendation for campus action.
The special committee is charged
with evaluating the BOG’s tuition poli
cies and is scheduled to report its find
ings at the board’s Friday meeting.
Ben Ruffin, the former board chair
man and creator of the task force, said
he does not see UNC-CH’s early action
“I don’t see a problem with it as long
as students are involved,” Ruffin said.
“They are doing the right thing by talk
ing about a difficult financial climate.
“With a student body as large as
See BOG, Page 4