VOLUME 112, ISSUE 90
Council tackles UNC zoning
REFORMS TO 01-4 COULD AFFECT
EVOLUTION OF CAROLINA NORTH
BY TANNER SLAYDEN
The Chapel Hill Town Council said
at a public hearing Monday that its
Office/Institutional-4 zoning district
hinders the town and University’s abil
ity to work together.
“The University is a valuable asset to
the town, and the town is a valuable asset
to the University,” said Ruby Sinreich, a
member of the Town Planning Board and
the Horace Williams Citizens Committee.
“What is good for one is good for the
The council decided to discuss pro
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Toby Beckman (from left), Kate MacDowell and Sue-Anne Solem march across Franklin Street on Monday during a parade to accompany the start of one-stop voting.
County kicks off one-stop voting
BY OLIVIA WEBB
Orange County residents can vote
early in these final weeks before the
Nov. 2 election, saving themselves
—and their political parties —a lot of
A rally to publicize the convenient
“one-stop” voting option was orga
nized Monday in front of the Franldin
Street post office by the Orange County
Democratic Party and the Campaign to
End the Cycle of Violence.
Their slogan was “Beat Bush, Vote
Nine women dressed as the Statue
of Liberty waved signs and pumped
up a partisan crowd before leading a
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Men's basketball coach Roy Williams
speaks Monday morning at Morehead
Planetarium, one of the sites available
for one-stop voting in the county.
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posed changes to the zoning standard
again at its next business meeting, on
The council looked over eight poten
tial changes to the zoning district and
discussed a petition submitted by the
University concerning an adjustment to
extend the council’s review period.
The University petitioned because
UNC administrators think the coun
cil should continue to have 90 days,
instead of the 120 days recommended
by the planning board, to make a deci
sion on any University development
plan that falls under 01-4.
short march of voters to the Morehead
“November 2nd is the last day to
vote, and it is the worst day to vote,”
said Orange County Democratic Party
Chairman Barry Katz in his speech to
Andrew Pearson, an organizer from
the CECV, also spoke.
His group was created in 2001 to
address concerns about Bush’s foreign
policy, especially the war in Iraq.
“We’ve been waiting four long, hard
years for this chance,” Pearson said as
the crowd cheered.
The Morehead Building and Carrboro
Town Hall both opened Monday for the
first time this year for one-stop voting.
Coach, others rally student votes
Williams touts importance of young voices
BY JOHN RAMSEY
UNC men’s basketball coach Roy
Williams joined several campus lead
ers in front of Morehead Building on
Monday morning as he advocated the
importance of voting during the formal
inauguration of one-stop voting.
All voters registered in Orange
County, including many UNC students,
can vote at the planetarium between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday until Oct. 30.
The University is divided into six dif
ferent precincts, three of them off cam
pus, and the planetarium site should
help eliminate student excuses about
the inconvenience of voting off campus,
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UNC will hold classes on Labor
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“The University submitted to a rigor
ous zoning district, and the brief turn
around timing was a trade off” said
Nancy Suttenfield, the University’s vice
chancellor for finance and administra
tion. “The council can simply make effi
cient use of the 90 days.”
Suttenfield said that 01-4, created in
July 2001, represented a compromise
between the University and the town.
But council members and town resi
dents are ready for change.
Monday, they disagreed with the
University, instead expressing support
for the 30 extra days and criticizing 01-4’s
4’s current form.
“Bad things happen when the
University’s development plans are
rushed through,” said resident Mike
Both locations will be open from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Saturday, until Oct. 30.
“(The voter turnout) has been good
everywhere,” said Carolyn Thomas,
director of the Orange County Board
The Board of Elections office in
Hillsborough opened for early voting
last Thursday and has seen a good
amount of voters, Thomas said.
The Hillsborough location will
remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday through Oct. 30.
Orange County resident Django
Rogers voted at the Hillsborough loca
“Don’t complain unless you’re willing
to be part of the process,” Williams said.
The Office of the Provost, along with
the Orange County Board of Elections,
organized early voting at the planetar
ium four years ago to make the process
easier for students living on campus.
“Voting’s not a job, it’s not a burden,”
said Jordan Selleck, chairman of the
UNC College Republicans. “It’s a gift.”
Campus leaders stressed the impor
tance of voter turnout.
“Students need to vote to make sure
that our voices are heard in the town
and state and to set a precedent for
national events,” said Ginny Franks,
former executive member of Young
The formal kick-off helps to make the
Sinreich supported this statement
and asked how the council could spend
fewer than six months on a proposal
like the 300-page concept plan for the
University’s satellite research campus,
She said that the council always has
questions for the University after it sub
mits a development plan, and that extra
time should be allowed for questioning.
Some council members said that
the University should be more accom
modating to the town and its interests.
“The University doesn’t seem interested
in compromise or what the town wants,”
said council member Cam Hill.
Hill said that 30 extra days seems like
an insignificant sacrifice for the University
SEE ZONING, PAGE 5
tion Monday because he is moving to
“I’m voting because this is an impor
tant election, and I already know who I
want to vote for,” he said.
The Morehead Building polling
center saw more than 900 voters
The Carrboro site was so overcrowd
ed that by the end of the day, employees
were planning to move voting booths to
a larger room.
Mebane resident Amy Wagner came
out to vote on Monday at Carrboro
“It’s more convenient,” she said of
SEE ONE-STOP, PAGE 5
site more concrete to students, said Jen
Bushman, president of the Graduate
and Professional Student Federation.
Many times, students hear about vot
ing at the planetarium, but they remain
unsure of the process, she said.
Student Body President Matt
Calabria said, “Anyone registered to
vote can just take two seconds out on
the way to Franklin Street or class.”
Speakers lined up to vote after the
event to illustrate further the impor
tance of voting. Williams said he will
vote at the planetarium later because
he is still undecided. In his place, he
brought Assistant Coach Joe Holladay
to cast an early vote.
A line formed shortly after the
speeches ended, as many of those who
attended the event waited to vote.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2004
at its helm
BY MATT HANSON
PROJECTS TEAM LEADER
With new president Lindsay Strunk taking the
helm this week, the Carolina Athletic Association
now must work with student government to clarity
the CAA’s role, rules and responsibilities.
Student government leaders met with members
of the CAA cabinet during the week before former
President Will Keith’s resignation
to discuss mounting criticisms of
This summit meeting allowed
for discussion of problems that
had been mulled over in private
and at informal meetings since
Keith received criticism during
his first few weeks on the job as
he pursued Sister Hazel and two
other music groups for the 2004
Homecoming concert before his
April 7 installation.
According to e-mails sent from
Keith’s UNC account, he announced only one day
after finalizing the total Homecoming budget for
2004 that Sister Hazel was booked. Even members
of Keith’s cabinet worried that he was rushing into
the expensive $20,000 contract before allowing for
appropriate research or community feedback.
“I have a problem with the fact that you would not
let me discuss the numbers with cabinet members,
have presented them with no research on other fees
... and I feel that you are framing the situation to
SEE CAA, PAGE 5
BY EMILY VASQUEZ
Chapel Hill’s upcoming Halloween bash will fall
on a Sunday night this year.
And though the thought of Monday morning
work or classes might make some revellers cringe,
officials say there’s no way the celebration would
move to Saturday night.
Saturday is reserved for the University’s 7 p.m.
Homecoming football game against Miami.
In short, the weekend is a sort of double-header.
Officials say the game actually might make the
weekend more attractive to visitors and counteract
any Sunday slump.
Police, who started planning for the night in May,
foresee a Halloween crowd of about 70,000 this year
smaller than last year’s record-breaking 78,000.
Although the crowd might not surpass last year’s,
when Halloween fell on a Friday and the weather
was ideal, officials say they’re buffing up safety
teams more than ever.
Officers on duty, pulled from 17 agencies across
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Sophomore Qia Martin recites the
poem “If We Must Die” by Harlem
Renaissance writer Claude McKay
during a benefit talent show Monday night
at the Cabaret inside the Student Union.
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