VOLUME 112, ISSUE 102
WINS 2ND TERM AFTER KERRY CONCEDES OHIO; PLEDGES TO SEEK ‘BROAD SUPPORT’
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Bush claimed a re-election mandate
Wednesday after a record 59 million Americans
chose him over Democrat John Kerry and voted to
expand Republican control of Congress as well. He
pledged to pursue his agenda on taxes and Iraq while seeking
“the broad support of all Americans.”
Kerry conceded defeat in make-or-break Ohio rather than
launch a legal fight reminiscent of the contentious Florida
recount of four years ago. “I hope that we can begin the heal
ing,” the Massachusetts senator said.
Claiming a second term denied his father, George H.W.
Bush, the president struck a con
ciliatory tone, too.
“Anew term is anew oppor
tunity to reach out to the whole
nation,” he said, speaking directly
to Kerry’s supporters.
“To make this nation stronger
and better, I will need your support
and I will work to earn it,” he said.
“I will do all I can do to deserve
It was a warm-and-fuzzy close
to one of the longest, most negative
presidential races in a generation.
Bush didn’t use the word man
date, but Vice President Dick
Cheney did, and the president’s
intention was clear as he ticked
off a familiar list of second-term
goals: overhaul the tax code and
Social Security at home while wag
ing war in Iraq and elsewhere to
Bush stands to reshape the
federal judiciary, starting with an
“It’s very importantfor students to see what kinds of behavior
could get them to wind up in Honor Court.” Adrian johnston, HONOR SYSTEM DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Honor Court hearing open to all
BY JENNY RUBY
Today marks the first time in
four years that the UNC honor sys
tem will open its doors and allow
the general public a glimpse into its
usually confidential procedures.
Chase Foster, a senior pub
lic policy major, has opened his
case to the public and will appear
before the University Hearings
Board to appeal a decision made
by the Honor Court.
Five members of the board will
review Foster’s case at 3:30 p.m. in
039 Graham Memorial.
show up by
BY MEGAN MCSWAIN
The presidential election Tuesday brought historic
numbers of young voters to cast their ballot, as 4.6 mil
lion more made it to the polls than in previous years.
“The turnout rate rose to over 50 percent,” said Cate
Brandon, spokeswoman for Rock the Vote. “We are
very happy with that.”
But the high turnout by the under-30 bracket coin
cided with a high national voter turnout, dulling the
effect of this group’s large participation.
The youth vote constituted 18.4 percent of the
nation’s popular vote not a dramatic increase from
2000, when young voters made up 16.8 percent of
those who cast ballots.
Thmout of 18- to 29-year-old voters was especially
high this year in the 10 closest states, jumping 13 per
centage points from 2000 to 64 percent, according
to the Center for Information and Research on Civic
Learning and Engagement.
Youth constituted 19 percent of the total turnout in
those battleground states, such as Ohio and Florida,
according to a CIRCLE press release.
For this election, Rock the Vote set the goal of getting
SEE YOUNG VOTERS, PAGE 4
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4 to award him Florida four years
ago. In all branches of government,
the GOP now holds a solid, if not
permanent, ruling majority.
Bush’s vote totals were the big
gest ever and his slice of the vote,
51 percent, made him the first
president to claim a majority since
1988 when his father won 53 per
cent against Democrat Michael
Like Dukakis, Kerry is a
Massachusetts politician who was
labeled a liberal by a Bush.
This president also called Kerry
a flip-flopping opportunist who
would fight feebly against terror.
None of that rancor was evident
Wednesday, when Kerry called
Bush to concede the race. He told
Bush the country needed to be
united, and Bush agreed. But the
SEE BUSH, PAGE 4
“Certainly every student has the
right to have their case go public,”
said Adrian Johnston, a defense
attorney Foster selected through the
honor system. “Although it’s rare, it’s
the right of the students. It’s a great
opportunity for students to see how
the honor system process works.”
On Sept. 20, the Honor Court
found Foster guilty of two of the
three charges brought against
him: misusing University property
and using the name of a member
of the University community with
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President Bush waves as he comes onto stage and joins first lady Laura Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney at a victory rally Wednesday at the
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. During his speech, Bush promised to reach out to a divided United States.
on the grounds of insufficient evi
dence, Johnston said. “This is a
really unique case. It’s certainly
not a run-of-the-mill case that the
Honor Court sees.”
Johnston and Foster decided
Wednesday not to disclose specific
details about the case to ensure a
Dave Gilbert, assistant dean of
students, said the hearings board
will determine whether the Honor
Court made a reasonable decision.
“The emphasis on the first level
of the original hearing is the facts,”
he said. “The appeal is based more
on the rule, or the law. They can’t
bring in new evidence, and it’s not
a rehashing of the case.”
Student Attorney General
Carolina Chavez said that after the
hearings board reviews the case, the
decision of the Honor Court can be
thrown out, remanded or upheld.
The Honor Court, which con
ducts and rules on original hear
ings, is made up of five students.
The University Hearings Board,
comprising one administrator, two
students and two faculty members,
reviews appeals from Honor Court
Muslim holy month of Ramadan, during which
followers may not eat or drink anything while the
sun is still up. “It’s about learning self restraint,
self sacrifice and purifying your soul,” said Hannah
Masoud, a freshman MSA member.
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Chavez said that even though
the hearing today will be open
to the public, it will not provide
students with a complete picture
of Honor Court procedures. She
said most cases are resolved in the
Honor Court and don’t reach the
“Appeals runs very different
from Honor Court,” she said.
“They’re looking at different values
and whether the lower court acted
Johnston said it’s important for
SEE HONOR COURT, PAGE 4
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2004
short of estimates
BY KEVIN CHANDLER
AND TED STRONG
Spurred by the nation’s deep
divisions over a controversial
war and polarizing moral issues,
voters turned out to the polls
Tuesday in the highest rates since
But some pundits said the
numbers still fell shy of their
“The turnout was great, but
we’d still like to see it higher,” said
Robert Richie, executive direc
tor for the Center for Voting and
Richie estimated that roughly
60 percent of America’s eligible
voters turned out.
Closer to home, 67.2 percent
of registered voters in Orange
County —a total 0f64,224 people
showed up at the polls.
That was up from the 53.8 per
cent of registered voters who cast
ballots in November 2000.
Although that number was
smaller than officials had hoped,
it was still encouraging.
“It shows that citizens are
interested and care about who’s
representing them,” said Carolyn
Thomas, director of the county
Board of Elections.
The story was the same across
the country: Percentages and
estimates for voter turnout were
up from previous elections, but
the numbers fell short of many
SEE TURNOUT, PAGE 4