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VOLUME 113, ISSUE 60
HOW TO HELP
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Campus leaders from all walks of student
life are setting into motion Hurricane
Katrina relief efforts, and many are look
ing toward promoting a campuswide collabora
Several student groups established Thursday
the goal to raise $50,000 at least one dollar
from every person on campus, they say for
“It’s really important that we work together,”
said Student Body President Seth Dearmin.
“If you have all different groups working sepa
rately, odds are you’re not going to have as big of
an impact as when everyone is promoting one
Student Congress Speaker Luke Farley said
Congress will introduce a resolution Tuesday
to express sympathy for the victims of the hur
ricane and encourage students to get involved
with relief efforts.
“The student government is calling on the
people we serve to help serve the people in the
affected area,” Farley said.
“It’s very important for the collective voice of
the student body to come out and say that we
support them and to encourage people to do
what they can.”
A multigroup coalition is participating in a
“UNC OneCard Drive” that will begin Tuesday.
Students will have the opportunity to donate
SEE STUDENT GROUPS, PAGE 4
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS New Orleans turned much
of its attention Sunday to gathering up and count
ing the dead across a ghastly landscape awash in
perhaps thousands of corpses. “It is going to be
about as ugly of a scene as I think you can imagine,”
the nation’s homeland security chief warned.
As authorities struggled to keep order, police
shot eight people, killing five or six, after gunmen
opened fire oa a group of contractors traveling
across a bridge on their way to make repairs,
Air and boat crews searched flooded neighbor
hoods for survivors, and federal officials urged
those still left in New Orleans to leave for their
To expedite the rescues, the Coast Guard
requested through the media that anyone strand
ed hang out brightly colored or white linens or
something else to draw attention. But with the
electricity out though much of the city, it was not
known if the message was being received.
With large-scale evacuations completed at the
SEE KATRINA, PAGE 4
COURT ROCKED BY DEATH
BY KAVITA PILLAI
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The death of the chief justice of the
United States, William Rehnquist, 80,
Saturday night, has exacerbated the political
turbulence in the nation’s capital this week.
Senators set to begin confirmation hear
ings Tuesday for attorney John Roberts,
nominated by President Bush to replace
retiring justice Sandra Day O’Connor, now
are faced with two vacancies.
But experts say dealing with the nation’s
worst natural disaster Hurricane
Katrina could be the biggest obstacle
to getting confirmation hearings off the
a battle with
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PUPPETS GONE WILD
Paperhand Puppet Interven
tion puts on its sixth annual
summer show, this year called
"Garden and Wild," at the
Forest Theatre Saturday night.
HURRICANE KATRINA | THE AFTERMATH
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A woman collects her thoughts on board a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter after she and 11 others are flown from the Ernest N. Memorial Convention
Center in New Orleans to the airport on Saturday. Days after Hurrican Katrina first hit, officials nearly have completed plans to evacuate the city.
RDU WAITS IN WINGS
Hospitals officials told refugees to arrive within day
BY ERIN GIBSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The wait continued Sunday as another
deadline passed and still no planes arrived in
Several crews reported to 901 Corporate
Center Drive on Saturday night to turn a
ference center into a tem
porary home for refugees
of Hurricane Katrina.
At least three military
planes were expected to
bring medical patients and
two commercial flights
were to bring displaced victims Sunday, but all
flights were canceled late in the evening.
The city of Raleigh, the RBC Center and
Wake County worked quickly to clean the
abandoned building, set up cots and bring the
kitchen up to code before the planes arrived.
“This is typical of what we do for hurricanes
or ice storms, but at a higher volume,” said
Gibbie Harris, director of community healt h
for Wake County.
“They’ve been expecting this for a long
time,” said Eric Muller, a professor in the
UNC School of Law. “But the timing polit
ically is horrible.”
Muller said the Bush administration
could embrace a delay in confirmation
hearings advocated by many senators
while they focus on relief efforts in the
Gulf Coast and mourn Rehnquist’s pass
ing. Or they could do the opposite.
“They have so much explaining to do
over the situation in the Gulf,” he said.
“They might find this to be a good dis
traction and might work a little harder to
SEE REHNQUIST, PAGE 4
The Center for Public Serv ice has full
listings of ways to help at: www.unc.edu/cps
Joe Bryan, chairman of the Wake County
Board of Commissioners, said they are expect
ing anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people to
arrive at the shelter during the next few days.
The shelter will be run by Wake County
employees. “We have 1,750... employees trained
and ready to go,” said Jane Martin, communica
tions and marketing director for Wake County
Harris said the site is set up for 1,500 dis
placed victims, which requires the use of larger
rooms. As the numbers become more clear they
will move the beds into smaller rooms.
“We can put groups of elderly people togeth
er where the kids can’t bother them,” she said.
Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker said he was
grateful for everyone’s help, specifically getting
the kitchen ready to feed everyone.
Food and dishware were donated by the
Carolina Hurricanes and RBC Center.
Dave Olson, vice president and general man
ager of the RBC Center, said they could not use
the arena to house the victims because of the
SEE RDU, PAGE 4
Whetting political appetites
BY TED STRONG
Municipal politics aren’t always
particularly high profile, but they are
easily a match for any other level of
elected governance when it comes to
breadth, depth and convolution.
That means that a thorough
understanding of the issues is a
necessary attribute for any munici
This fall, a number of candidates
—some with almost no experience
with municipal governance will
be vying for open seats on the Chapel
arts | page 6
UNC graduate Elisabeth Corley
reinvents Moltere's screwball
comedy. The shortened ver
sion of "The Miser" is being
performed by Street Sign.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2005
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Mike Kocinski assembles a cot at a Raleigh
building in preparation for Katrina victims.
4 1 MUNICIPAL
Hill Town Council, the Chapel Hill-
Carrboro Board of Education and
the Carrboro Board of Aldermen.
Incumbent council member
Mark Kleinschmidt said only
after he was elected did he realize
how many issues he would have to
city | page 9
Local politician's son and a
group of area high school
ers hiked across country this
summer to raise money for
become familiar with.
Carrboro Alderman John Herrera
made similar points, though he
noted that initiative can help over
come a smaller knowledge base.
“There are no single issue boards
or city councils, there are only single
issue candidates,” he said.
He added, “The most important
element is you need to have the
fighting spirit to do this job.”
He also noted that an academic
understanding of issues can’t make
SEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 4
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