North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 112, ISSUE 89
Keith steps down as president of CAA
CURRENT VICE PRESIDENT
TO ASSUME GROUP’S HELM
BY MATT HANSON
PROJECTS TEAM LEADER
The news came just days before
the Carolina Athletic Association’s
already hectic schedule kicked into
high gear and days after the organi
zation made formal steps to address
mounting criticism of President
Will Keith’s administration.
Citing “personal reasons,” Keith
stepped down Wednesday.
He tendered his resignation to
Digital
music
to come
toUNC
BY LAUREN HARRIS
STAFF WRITER
Starting in January, students
living on campus will be able to
legally download and share as
much music as they want through
a free network pilot program spon
sored by a major music label.
Throughout the spring semes
ter, students at UNC-Chapel Hill
and N.C. State University will have
unlimited access to music down
* loading programs, and will decide
if they want continued access to
the programs in the fall.
The N.C. School of the Arts,
N.C. Agricultural & Technical State
University, UNC-Wilmington and
Western Carolina University have
arranged contracts with four provid
ers: Apple’s iTlines and iPod, Ruckus
Network, Cdigix and Rhapsody
Jeanne Smythe, director of
computing policy at UNC-CH,
said she anticipates the service to
cost individual students about $2
per month starting in the fall, plus
a small fee for each song.
Tom Warner, director of coordi
nated technology management for
the UNC system, said the project is
a “response to a change in culture
that technology has brought on.”
“Higher education is always
evolving to respond to the latest
trends in student life as well as
higher education,” he said.
Warner said UNC-CH’s pilot
program will blaze the trail for other
system schools, which have looked
to UNC-CH to get things rolling.
He emphasized the University
is pursuing this initiative for aca
demic purposes and not solely
because of student demand. He
said some students would find the
program useful for classes that
deal with the history and music.
“It’s up to us to provide you the
tools you need to learn, so that’s
what we’re trying to do with this.”
He said the University will assess
the success of the pilot program at
the end of the spring semester.
Smythe said the pilot initia
tive should give Information
SEE FILE-SHARING, PAGE 4
Conference draws scorn, remains peaceful
BY ERIN GIBSON
AND LAURA YOUNGS
SENIOR WRITERS
DURHAM Protesters, police
and hundreds of Palestinian sympa
thizers flooded Duke University this
weekend during the hotly debated
yet peaceful
Fourth Annual
Conference of
the Palestine
Solidarity
Movement
Members
INSIDE
A profile of one
of the figures
at the center of
the controversy
PAGE 4
of PSM voted
Saturday against both the removal
and rephrasing of a guiding prin
ciple that prevents the group from
openly condemning violence.
But Rann Bar-On, PSM spokes
man and a graduate student at
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the University’s Division of Student
Affairs shortly before classes ended
on Wednesday for fall break recess.
He notified his Cabinet that after
noon by e-mail that he would be
leaving the CAA as the group moved
into its busiest weeks of the year.
“There’ve been a lot of personal
situations I’ve had to deal with in
the last couple of weeks,” Keith said
in an interview. “I certainly didn’t
want to put CAA in jeopardy.”
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Above: Fairgoers enjoy one of the many rides on the midway at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon. The fair kicked off Friday
morning. Below: Ben Brake hugs his cow, Rain, before competing in the Jr. Beef Heifer Exotic Commercial class at the fair Saturday night.
INDUSTRY’S ILLS
LINGER OVER FAIR
BY AMY THOMSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
RALEIGH The lights of the midway
were visible against a gloomy backdrop Friday
morning, marking a cloudy start to the 151st
North Carolina State Fair.
Lines for the more than 90 rides brought
in by new operator Reithoffer Shows of
Gibsonton, Fla., stayed relatively short
throughout the night.
But estimates for the first-day turnout hit
61,289, up from the average by about 12,000
people.
Over by the livestock arena, Bobby Sue and
Daisy Duke were ready for action. Cleaned and
brushed, the heifers had been training for this
day for most of their young lives. Their hooves
had even been painted. >
Jenna Pacinelli, 12, and her sister Amanda,
15, have been training the Simmental heifers
for a little less than a year on their grand
mother’s farm. “They’re put separate from
the rest of the cows,” Amanda Pacinelli said.
“You feed them and walk them every day to
get them used to walking on a halter.”
Heifers are judged on the structure of their
Duke, said Sunday that the resolu
tion failed by only a few votes.
The group voted to pass a reso
lution calling for coordination with
the Anglican and Episcopal church
es. “It will be an outreach with these
folks,” Bar-On said.
“We will send people to the
churches to get them to pass a
divestment resolution.” Divestment
is a policy, adopted by PSM, of with
drawing funds from groups associ
ated with or in support of Israel.
A small Jewish group turned out
each day to protest the conference
for not condemning the terrorist
acts of some Palestinian radicals.
Sunday afternoon, 18 men and
women from across the country
came holding signs and chanting.
“Our only intent is to press the
INSIDE
SHALL WE DANCE?
Durham-based group gets up close and personal
with the sultry, centuries-old art of tango PAGE 7
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Two days later, the CAA took
center stage to help host “Late
Night with Roy Williams.” And the
CAA is making final plans for this
year’s Homecoming celebration
and the annual Michael Hooker 5K
run, both of which will take place
before the end of October.
“We finished up ‘Late Night’ on
Friday, and we’re going into the
Homecoming schedule soon,” Keith
explained, adding that he wanted
to resign before preparations for
Homecoming intensified.
A group of the University’s
student leaders met late Sunday
evening to decide whether or not
FAIR PLAY
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muscles and the straightness of their backs.
“It just depends on the judge,” Jenna
Pacinelli said. “I think I’m going to do, not
first place, but somewhere in the middle.”
The sisters’ grandfather, Richard Jenks,
has lived and worked on a farm all his life.
He raises tobacco and beef cattle in Apex.
With increasing amounts of development in
his area driving up property taxes and last week’s
“The Islamic people are extremely hurt.
... We are kidnapped became it is being
done in the Jewish name.” yisroel weiss, rabbi
PSM to take an open stand against
terrorist bombings,” said Daniel
Shuval, demonstration coordina
tor of Amcha, a group formed to
support Holocaust victims. “They
are justifying the killing of Israelis
by not condemning terrorism.”
But a second group of orthodox
rabbis representing Neturei Karta
International from New York stood
across from the other protesters
claiming that “real Jews” don’t
believe in a Jewish state, and that
Zionists are not Jews.
“Zionism is a 100-year-old polit
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Former CAA
President
Will Keith
said he wanted
to hand over the
reins before the
busy week of
Homecoming.
a special election was necessary to
name Keith’s replacement.
“It seems pretty clear that the
CAA Vice President assumes the
role of CAA president now,” said
Student Body President Matt
Calabria, after deliberating over
Title VII of the Student Code.
tobacco buyout likely making small tobacco
farms unprofitable, Jenks said he’ll probably
retire soon. If property values go up much more
in his area, he’ll probably sell die farm.
All of Jenks’ children have jobs in town,
and those who still farm only help out on the
weekends. He said he doesn’t know if any of
his grandchildren will go into the industry.
“My wife don’t want none of them to farm,”
Jenks said. “... (She said) it’s just too uncer
tain, but it’s not, is it? If I’ve lived on a farm for
67 years... it’s pretty stable, isn’t it?”
Behind J.S. Dorton Arena and away from the
lights of the midway sits the Field of Dreams
exhibit There, children who might be three or
four generations removed from the farm can
“harvest” crops that are grown in the state.
Children also can ride a toy tractor, collect
grain from a small silo replica, gather eggs and
simulate the harvesting of potatoes and apples.
“This generation of parents of school-aged
children have never lived on a farm,” said
Martha Glass, spokeswoman for the fair. “A
lot of these kids don’t know where an egg
SEE FAIR, PAGE 4
ical movement to gain land, which
is expressly forbidden by God,” said
Rabbi Yisroel Weiss.
“The Islamic people are extreme
ly hurt by what is done in Palestine,
and we are kidnapped because it is
being done in the Jewish name.”
The group joined the remaining
45 conference members in a march
across campus while more than 50
students watched.
The Jewish group chanted first
while the Palestinian support-
SEE CONFERENCE, PAGE 4
SPORTS
GETTIN' JIGGY WIT' IT
UNC kicks off its basketball season with dances,
skits and, eventually, a team scrimmage PAGE 14
Heel
CAA Vice President Lindsay
Strunk said she was surprised to
hear that Keith was resigning
especially with such a lull calendar
of marquee events approaching.
But with three years of experience,
she feels more than prepared to hit
the ground running, she added.
Strunk worked side-by-side with
Keith during the past six months,
experience that she said will help
make the transition more seamless
for the CAA cabinet members.
And much of the planning for
CAA’s big events was finished
before Keith resigned, she said.
The association did little more on
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Members of Neturei Karta International, an orthodox Jewish group from
New York, protest Zionist beliefs Sunday afternoon at Duke University.
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Friday night than sit back and watch
the dance and dunk show with fel
low Tar Heels. “We were all there as
Carolina fans,” Strunk said. “Other
than that, we were just passing out
the glow-in-the-dark necklaces.”
In the coming weeks, a com
mittee of student leaders will be
created to appoint the group’s new
vice president.
When Keith resigned, the CAA
and student government finally
seemed to be clearing the rash of
criticisms that plagued Keith’s six
month tenure.
SEE KEITH, PAGE 4
Campus
voting
kicks off
Ballots available
on North Campus
BY LINDSAY MICHEL
STAFF WRITER
Students can cast their ballots
in the 2004 elections starting this
morning, when polls open at the
Morehead Building for one-stop
voting.
The Office of the Provost began
early voting four years ago with the
Orange County Board of Elections
to make voting easier for students
living on campus.
On Nov. 2, voters must report
to a designated poll site, which
causes problems for on-campus
students who live in districts with
off-campus polls.
“It’s so helpful for college stu
dents, especially because of our
unpredictable time schedules,”
said Jordan Selleck, chairman of
UNC College Republicans.
In an effort to encourage early
turnout, men’s basketball coach
Roy Williams will join student
leaders at 9 a.m. today on the
steps of the Morehead Building.
The event is being organized by
the nonpartisan voter education
group Vote Carolina.
Executive Associate Provost Steve
Allred said his office asked Williams
to speak in hopes of increasing voter
turnout on campus. “We’re trying to
generate a little interest and excite
ment about the opportunity to vote
early” he said. “Who better to do
that than Roy Williams?”
Also among those expected tc
speak is Student Body President
Matt Calabria, who said he plans to
use his time to reaffirm the impor
tance of college students’ votes.
Joining Williams and Calabria will
be Selleck and Justin Guillory, pres
ident of UNC Young Democrats.
After the speeches, the leaders
will enter the Morehead Building to
cast their own votes —a gesture they
hope will break partisan boundaries
to illustrate the importance of being
an active U.S. citizen.
Anyone registered in Orange
County can vote from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m., today through Oct. 30,
on every day of the week except
Sunday. Students must bring their
SEE VOTING, PAGE 4 ’
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