VOLUME 112, ISSUE 81
UNC won’t respond to advice
COMMITTEE SUGGESTIONS ON TRACT
MERIT NO RESPONSE FROM OFFICIALS
BY ADAM RHEW
The University will not respond to a citi
zen advisory group’s recommendations for
Carolina North, UNC’s planned satellite
Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for
research and economic development,
said Friday there will be no University
5 applicants vie
for secretary spot
BY CARLY SALVADORE
A selection committee made
up of student government offi
cials will begin to review appli
cations for the open position of
student body secretary at 5 p.m.
Former Student Body Secretary
Bernard Holloway announced
his resignation Sept. 19, opening
the position to other interested
Applications were due Friday
at midnight. Student govern
ment officials said they received
The selection committee will
review the applications today
and hold interviews Thursday
Charlie Anderson, speaker of
Student Congress and a mem
ber of the selection committee,
said the applicants are the most
qualified candidates student gov
ernment has ever" seen for the
Because all of the appli
cants write and articulate well,
Anderson said, he personally is
looking for someone who will be
active and get things done, even if
it means doing what he described
as a lot of grunt work.
“I’m looking for a doer,” he
The selection committee will
choose three people to recom
mend to Student Body President
Matt Calabria, who will then pick
one person for the position.
Calabria’s selection then will
be reviewed by Student Congress.
If Congress does not approve
Calabria’s decision, the process
will begin again from the start.
Calabria said the person who
is ultimately selected to fill the
role should be a team player and
someone who is capable of filling
the role of secretary.
“We’re looking for someone
with a strong work ethic,” he
The person also must possess
good communication skills and
be interested in upholding the
Student Code, he added.
The Student Code does not
directly stipulate who should
serve on a committee to pick a
midyear replacement for student
But officials have interpreted
the document to mean that the
committee should comprise
the student body president,
the Graduate and Professional
Student Federation president,
the speaker of Congress and the
student body vice president.
Chief of Staff Tre Jones will
represent Calabria on the com
mittee, which also will include
Anderson, GPSF President Jen
Bushman and Student Body Vice
President Alexa Kleysteuber.
Anderson said Calabria will
not participate on the committee
because he didn’t think it would
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Amanda Stokes also will serve
on the selection committee, as
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The document is a side-by-side compari
son of the committee’s original suggestions
with a proposal Waldrop presented in May
to the Chapel Hill Town Council.
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with any changes at this time,” Waldrop
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at the 32nd annual FestiFall on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The event drew 10,000 people, about half the usual turnout fof the festival.
REVELS IN SEASON
BY BRANDON REED STAFF WRITER
Music and scents from fresh-baked food filled the air of downtown
Chapel Hill on Sunday during the 32nd annual FestiFall.
West Franklin Street was shut down from Roberson to Church
streets for five hours while more than 75 booths and 15 different performers
filled the street.
“Definitely a success,” said Lauren Radson, events coordinator for FestiFall,
which she described as the fall version of Apple Chill.
Radson was optimistic despite an attendance of 10,000, about half the
normal total. She thought the possibility of
rain scared some people away.
For those who came out, finding music to
listen to was easy, regardless of preference.
The Kids Zone stage was set in the cen
ter of the street and featured ethnic dance
groups. The stage was placed just out of the
hearing range of the East Stage.
The East Stage was presented by WCHL
1360 AM and offered Latin, jazz and rock
music. Several couples salsa-danced while
Samecumba, a Latin dance ensemble, played
500 hit pavement for El Centro Latino
10K racefirst to donate all proceeds
BY JAKE POTTER
Despite an overcast sky, about
500 brightly smiling people
took part in the fourth annual
Familias del Pueblo Road Race
in Carrboro on Saturday morn
Proceeds from the 10K race
and other events will benefit El
Centro Latino, a Carrboro non
profit advocacy group, marking
the first time that all proceeds
have gone to the organization.
“People are truly coming
together and working together
for the event,” said Mauricio
Castro, co-founder of El Centro
In addition to the race, orga
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Carolina North, a proposed research park
and mixed-use community, will be situated
on 240 acres of land and is scheduled to be
built during the next 50 to 70 years.
Horace Williams committee chairman
Randy Kabrick said he is not concerned
that the University will not react to his
group’s suggestions. However, Kabrick said,
it is time for the University and the Town
Council to jointly discuss the plan.
“I think the next order of business should
be for the University and council to sit down
and talk about our proposed changes,” he
On the far west end of the street was
the Inspirational Stage, presented by FM
103.9 The Light, which hosted a mixture of
Christian music from rock to gospel to folk.
Groups of festival-goers gathered to hear
the music and watch the dancing while oth
ers walked down the street, checking out the
wide variety of booths and vendors.
“This is one of the ways we like to serve the
people of Chapel Hill,” said Kathy Cutoara,
who was volunteering on behalf of Grace
nizers held a children’s race, “Yo
Corro/I Run,” complete with
pinatas and volunteers dressed
Organizers also held a one
mile walk as part of the event.
After the races, participants
joined in volleyball and soccer
tournaments, both new additions
to the annual festival.
The 10K race is a remnant of
La Fiesta del Pueblo, a Latin-
American festival, which relo
cated from Carrboro to Raleigh
two years ago.
“We’re basically giving this
community what it used to have,”
Close to 200 volunteers signed
up to work the event, said Winkie
The committee’s report, which will be
presented to the council Oct. 11, summa
rizes the group’s concerns regarding the
proposed development’s potential impact
on the area. That list includes concerns
with transportation, utilities and parking.
In their recommendations, committee
members called for “radical improvements
in the (University) plan with respect to
Waldrop said UNC has been willing to
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Church. She and other church members
passed out free bottles of water.
Many groups were trying to get their
messages out to the crowd, including the
Orange County Rape Crisis Center, New
Hope Audubon Society, the Kerry-Edwards
campaign and several churches.
Many groups also offered activities for
children. The Orange County Fire Chief’s
Association was there with its Children’s Fire
Safety House. Kevin Fererro, a firefighter,
said the department takes the house to festi
vals, schools and day care centers in the area
to teach kids about fire safety.
The house produces fake smoke, which
allows kids to practice escaping from a fire.
Local arts and crafts merchants were the
most prevalent of the street vendors, selling
pottery, tie-dye clothing and jewelry.
Douglas Jacobs, who sold aluminum air
planes made of soda and beer cans, was one
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La Force, vice chairwoman of
El Centro Latino’s Board of
“There’s so many volunteers
today,” she said. “The turnout
was great. We had certain goals,
which we passed. The race was
well-run, and no one got hurt.
Everyone had a good time.”
The 10K race kicked off at 8
a.m. and followed a path around
John Korir, 24, of Chapel Hill,
won a tightly contested race with
a time of 32:04. Timon Biwott,
23, also of Chapel Hill, officially
finished one millisecond after
Jennifer Valentine, 22, of
Chapel Hill, won the overall
female division, clocking in at
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The children's one-mile race begins at the Familias del Pueblo Road Race
on Saturday in Carrboro. The event raised money for El Centro Latino.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2004
award , racism
BY DAN GRINDER
For decades, the University has
distinguished itself as an institu
tion that critically questions racial
But racial conflicts are an
intrinsic aspect of the University’s
Two years of controversy about
a seemingly innocent award hon
oring women at the University
culminated this weekend with
a symposium that explored the
Reconstruction period at UNC.
Chancellor James Moeser
called for the
series of discus
sions focused on
Spencer, an out
the Civil War era
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examining the state
of race relations
and the namesake of the Cornelia
Phillips Spencer Bell award.
Discussions will continue as
Race Relations Week kicks off
today, providing a chance to exam
ine the University’s historic ties to
Many people celebrate Spencer’s
campaign to reopen the University
after Reconstruction, though few
know it originally closed, in part,
due to her efforts to oust University
leaders in favor of racial equality.
“You can’t honor all women
with an award named after a white
supremacist,” said Yonni Chapman,
a graduate student who originally
called for the discussion. “There’s
too much at this campus where the
history has not been told honestly.”
Spencer started a propaganda
campaign in local newspapers
that urged the firing of Republican
leadership and a general boycott of
“These people weren’t attacked
because they were Republicans,”
said Harry Watson, director of
the Center for the Study of the
American South. “They were
attacked because they believed, to
an extent, in racial equality.”
The campaign, combined with
a series of violent attacks by the
Ku Klux Klan, closed UNC’s doors
from 1871 to 1875. History pro
fessor James Leloudis said simi
lar racial issues caused the most
intense struggles in UNC’s history.
“Before the Civil War, this was
a fundamentally slave-holding
institution,” he said. “The loss of
the war resulted in a fierce battle
over what the University was going
to stand for.”
Following the war. North Carolina
adopted anew Constitution giving
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