VOLUME 112, ISSUE 57
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
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Protestors march through downtown Manhattan Sunday. An estimated 250,000 people marched past Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention.
BY LAURA YOUNGS senior writer NEW YORK
Hundreds of thousands of people armed with signs and T-shirts marched down city streets
Sunday, protesting everything from the Republican National Convention to the U.S. occupation
The protest, which stretched from Union Square up through Madison Square Garden and
eventually down Broadway, included participants from across the country who yelled as thousands of onlook-
lined the streets or watched from their windows.
SEE PROTESTS, PAGE 5
N.C. delegation set to show off state
N.C. Republican Party worker Jennifer Bear talks on the telephone as
UNC junior Stephanie Evans relaxes Sunday night in a New York hotel.
“This is not a simple matter
CHANCELLOR JAMES MOESER, dec.31,2002
conflict at UNC
BY EMILY STEEL
Officials’ lips have remained tight
ly sealed since the Alpha lota Omega
Christian fraternity filed a federal
lawsuit against the University.
But documents reveal a his
torical struggle at UNC of bal
ancing the constitutional protec
tions mandated by the First and
“This is not a simple matter,”
Chancellor James Moeser stated
in a Dec. 31,2002 release. “While
the University continues to seek
to ensure that our facilities and
resources are not used in any way
that fosters illegal discrimination,
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we also wish to uphold the prin
ciples of freedom and expression.”
In this statement, Moeser
acknowledged the right of the
Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship
to operate as an
after it contested
tions be open to
While general membership in
Inter Varsity is open to all students,
those serving in leadership posi-
SEE HISTORY, PAGE 5
BY EMMA BURGIN
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
NEW YORK The classical music wel
coming delegates to the 2004 Republican
National Convention on Sunday contrasted
sharply with the chants of protesters lining
It was difficult for convention coordina
tors to maneuver around Hotel Pennsylvania,
where many of their operations are based,
because the main doors to the hotel were
blocked from both sides by security person
nel and police officers.
Those trying to finish last-minute prepa
rations for the convention’s start today had
to use the hotel’s side door, while some RNC
workers stood and watched through a large
window as protesters marched past.
Meanwhile, about 20 blocks north and out
of the protest’s path, 67 delegates from North
Carolina arrived to represent the state this
week at Madison Square Garden. They con
Dumas proclaims parade a success
100 attend 'heterosexualpride 9 event
BY RYAN C. TUCK
There were signs, T-shirts,
honking cars, police escorts and
lots of spectators.
There also were people dressed
as a beaver and as a rooster.
It was not your typical pride
parade that blocked eastbound
traffic lanes on Franklin Street on
Saturday morning. Rather, it was
the first-ever heterosexual pride
parade in Chapel Hill.
Bob Dumas, the morning disc
jockey for WDCG-FM, or GlO5,
was joined by around 100 people
who brought signs, bikes, banners
and their Idds to Franklin Street to
participate in Dumas’ “Celebrating
Dumas had advertised the idea
of a heterosexuality pride parade on
the radio for three weeks, billing it
as a celebration for he and his fellow
gregated in the lobby of The Warwick Hotel,
which flew the N.C. state flag outside in honor
of its role in hosting the delegation.
Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., arrived at
The Warwick at about 4 p.m. Sunday. She
will be speaking to the state delegation today
at breakfast and to the convention Tuesday
Soon after Dole’s arrival, the last members
of the delegation drove in on a bus they had
boarded in North Carolina at 6 a.m. They
arrived too late to join other delegates at the
Broadway show “Fiddler on the Roof,” where
many headed in order to relax before a busy
week of meetings and mingling.
First-time delegate Jonathan Miller, a
junior at High Point University, said the atmo
sphere in New York is great for stimulating
“It’s bustling and energetic,” he said.
SEE CONVENTION, PAGE 5
“It’s about celebrating being
straight, man— not about gay hat
ing,” said parade participant Joey
Tart, 26, of Goldsboro.
Tart was one of many partici
pants wearing one of the “Flaming
Heterosexual” T-shirts and stick
ers being sold for the parade.
“I’m straight and so is my girl
friend” was written on another T
shirt sold by Tailored Affair before
Participants gathered at 10 a.m.
outside Passport Motors on West
Franklin Street, and the march elic
ited varied reactions from viewers.
Stevie Ray Canada, 13, was wear
ing a T-shirt with a rainbow crossed
out, as on a “no smoking” sign.
“We want our rainbow back,”
said his father, Steve Canada.
Patrick Call, 28, of Burlington
said he brought his 3-year-old and
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Chapel Hill police to work
with state alcohol agents
BY DAN SCHWIND
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Students won’t be the only ones asking where
the parties are this month.
N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, in con
junction with Chapel Hill police, have increased
their presence in Chapel Hill in hopes of curbing
“We want to get these people before they go out
and make bad decisions,” said Tony Mills, assistant
supervisor for Raleigh’s ALE office.
On Thursday night, Mills said, agents and offi
cers made 30 arrests on 43 charges, including 10
citations for underage drinking and 21 for using
a fake ID.
Statistics for Friday and Saturday were not
available at press time, but Mills said die number
of arrests and citations issued decreased.
He attributed the decline to students attending
private parties instead of bars, which is where ALE
agents concentrated their efforts. He said students
also might have learned from Thursday night.
“News travels fast,” Mills said.
While ALE agents primarily focus on the first
few weekends of class to watch for drinking viola
tions, Mills said the agency also pays attention at
other times when a lot of drinking is expected.
“Anytime where underage alcohol use is going
to be at a peak, we’ll be there,” he said.
That includes Fall Break, Halloween and the
weekends of sporting events such as UNC-Duke
basketball games or big football games.
ALE, a division of the N.C. Department of Crime
Control and Public Safety, comprises 104 agents
divided into nine divisions across the state.
While the agency has jurisdiction over all alcohol
laws, including transportation, licensing and man
ufacturing, agents primarily have put an emphasis
on preventing underage drinking.
They have educational programs for schools, as
well as efforts such as the Bea Responsible Server
program, which works with merchants to prevent
the sale of alcohol to underage buyers.
“We’d rather go out and educate 50 retailers
than make a ton of arrests,” Mills said.
ALE agents also work closely with the Alcohol
Beverage Control Commission and police depart
ments to coordinate stings and other campaigns.
Sgt. Steve Riddle of Chapel Hill police said he
has worked on several such operations with ALE.
He said most of the operations involved stings,
such as having a minor attempt to purchase alcohol.
If merchants sold to the individual, they were cited.
At least two stores, Ken’s Quikee Mart and the
Carr Mill Mall Harris Teeter, were cited for selling
to minors this weekend, Riddle said.
Mills said that this weekend, agents began the
night at area vendors to watch for underage buy
ers then broke up into groups to wander franklin
Street, checking IDs until about 1 a.m.
While his agency has been increasing patrols, Mills
said agents are looking out for students’ interests.
“Our goal is not to go out and put people in jail,”
he said. “We just want people to be careful."
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Bob Dumas, the morning disc jockey for WDCG-FM, or GlO5, leads his
“Celebrating Heterosexuality" parade down Franklin Street on Saturday.
9-year-old Saturday because he
wants them “to be very hetero.”
There were no protests or inci
dents during the parade, said
Chapel Hill police officer Phil
Smith, who helped monitor the
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parade with 11 other officers.
Led by Dumas and the beaver
and rooster who held a sign that
said “Straight is Great,” the parade
SEE PARADE, PAGE 5