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VOLUME 113, ISSUE 50
Bush reaffirms dedication to Iraq
will help the
No more troops
will be sent
unless they are
asked for by
■ No deadline
Setting one would
"send the wrong
message" to Iraqi
BY WHITNEY ISENHOWER, staff writer FORT BRAGG
One year after the United States officially handed over sovereignty
to Iraq, President Bush reaffirmed his commitment to freedom
and vowed to continue fighting terrorism.
Bush defended his decision to employ U.S. troops to stop terrorism and
implement democracy in Iraq on Tuesday night in Fort Bragg in a speech
commemorating the hand over. The President spoke to about 700 ranked
soldiers and airmen from the N.C. military base.
“Our mission is clear,” Bush said. “We’re hunting down the terrorists.
“We’re helping the Iraqis build a free
nation that is an ally in the war on ter
Bush called on Americans to remember
the terrorists’ influence on the world and
the promise he made to keep the nation
“After 9/11,1 made a commitment to the
American people this nation will not wait
to be attacked again,” he said.
“There is only one course of action
against them to defeat them abroad
before they attack us at home.”
But some, including U.S. Rep. Walter
Jones, R-N.C., recently have urged Bush
to pull troops out soon and set a deadline
for their removal.
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Carrboro mayor race still open
BY BRIANNA BISHOP
With the candidates’ filing date
only a day away and four seats on
the Carrboro Board of Aldermen
up for election, residents might be
wondering what’s in store for this
That picture got a bit clearer
liiesday it could mean a toss-up
mayoral race between incumbent
Alderman Mark Chilton formal
ly announced his intent to run for
mayor on the steps of the Carrboro
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
in elected office, and I will be a lis
tener, a mediator and a leader as the
mayor of Carrboro,” he said from a
prepared statement during his press
Following his statement, Chilton,
who began his career in elected
office on the Chapel Hill Town
Council as a UNC undergraduate
in 1991, said he wanted to wait to
make the announcement because
the race could be between current
Alderman Alex Zaflfron said
Tuesday that he is considering
entering the mayoral race and will
announce his plans by Friday.
Zaffron noted Mayor Mike
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“I recognize that Americans want our
troops to come home as quickly as pos
sible,” he said. “So do I.”
But Bush said a deadline would be a
“Setting an artificial timetable would
send the wrong message to the Iraqis who
need to know that America will not leave
before the job is done.”
He added that a deadline could give
troops the impression that officials aren’t
serious about rebuilding democracy in
Iraq, and could encourage enemies to wait
for U.S. forces to leave.
“We will stay in Iraq as long as we are
SEE PRESIDENT, PAGE 4
Players make history with 4 lottery picks
BY BRIAN MACPHERSON
NEW YORK - Marvin Williams, a
freshly minted Atlanta Hawks hat atop
his 6-foot-8 frame, had a more press
ing concern than th 6 throng of micro
phones and tape recorders in his face
in the Madison Square Garden press
“I’m sorry,” he said, gesturing
toward a television across the room
as NBA Commissioner David Stern
stepped to the podium to announce
that the Charlotte Bobcats had select
ed Williams’ North Carolina teammate
Raymond Felton with the fifth pick of
Tuesday’s NBA Draft.
“There he is there he is,” cheered
Williams, who had been selected with
the second overall pick only minutes
If he’d waited a few minutes, he’d
have had even more occasion to
celebrate, as Sean May (13th over
all to the Charlotte Bobcats) and
Rashad McCants (14th overall to the
Minnesota Timberwolves) rounded
out a quartet of Tar Heels picked in
the first round.
“I feel like I hit four holes in one,”
said North Carolina coach Roy
Williams, who led the Tar Heels to the
NCAA title in April. “And I’ve only had
one in 54 frickin’ years.”
11.3 points per game coming off the
bench for the Tar Heels this season, was
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Nelson’s role as an advocate on sev
eral key issues for the town and said
he could continue that role.
“That role of advocacy needs to
be there,” Zaffron said.
This year’s race became open
ended when Nelson announced in
2003 that he would not run for re
“Ten years is a long time to do a
job like that,” Nelson said. “At some
point you have to move on.”
But he added that his work with
the town of Carrboro has been a
A challenge for the new mayor,
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overall to the Milwaukee Bucks.
And in Atlanta, a team loaded at
the small-forward position, Marvin
Williams might end up playing a
reserve role once again.
“I’d be a sub for anybody,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter to me. I just want to
win basketball games.”
Felton came off the board next.
The 6-foot point guard, the driving
force behind the Tar Heels’ run to the
national championship, was the third
of three consecutive point guards
drafted early in the first round.
“I’m a winner,” Felton said. “I
hate to lose, and that’s the attitude
I’m going to bring to Charlotte. I’m
coming in to win. I’m not coming in
Felton had developed a friendly
rivalry with Deron Williams of Illinois
and Chris Paul of Wake Forest during
his college career as well as the pre
Deron Williams went third to the
Utah Jazz, who acquired the choice
through a draft-day trade, and Paul went
fourth to the New Orleans Hornets.
“Everybody has something differ
ent about their game,” Felton said.
“At the same time, we all bring the
SEE NBA DRAFT, PAGE 4
Change likely in council race
BY CHRIS CARMICHAEL
This November could see the
addition of a few fresh faces to the
Chapel Hill Town Council. Just
exactly who those faces will belong
to remains to be seen.
Incumbents and challengers
can begin filing Friday for this
November’s municipal elections.
Last week Mayor Kevin Foy
kicked off the process when he
announced that he will seek a
third term as mayor.
But the decision was not an easy
one. Foy said he had to balance a
steady income in the private sector
with life as a public servant.
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“The primary thing in favor of
running was that there are a lot of
things still hanging around that I
have initiated that I wanted to see
through,” Foy said.
While Foy intends to hold his
post, one position was made avail
able Tuesday when council mem
ber Dorothy Verkerk announced
that she will not run for another
term. In a press release Verkerk,
an art history professor at the
University, said political demands
strained her ability to conduct
research and advance her aca
“The decision was not an easy
one, but once I had my priorities
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set it became clear that politics
needed to take a back seat to my
family and my career.”
In 2001 Verkerk came in sec
ond place, finishing behind only
incumbent council member Edith
Wiggins has said she will con
clude her nine-year term on the
council this year but has not made
a formal announcement.
The remaining council members
up for re-election Ed Harrison
and Mark Kleinschmidt have
both said they intend to run again.
Kleinschmidt is expected to file
SEE CHAPEL HILL, PAGE 4