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VOLUME 113, ISSUE 62
HOW TO HELP
KEEPING SPIRITS HIGH
BY ERIC JOHNSON AMITE, LA.
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
With dusk settling in
and a steady convoy
of tree-clearing trucks
rumbling past, a crowd of several
hundred sat Tuesday night scat
tered outside the Tangipahoa
Parish social services center.
With folding chairs and stacks
of bottled water, many had been
waiting for days for the chance to
collect emergency food stamps.
“You gotta stay cheery,” said
Mary Moore, who had been wait
ing since Monday night alongside
her sister, Betty Sue Smith. “Just
pick up what’s left over from our
lives and move on, you know?”
Moore is only just beginning
to find out how much of her life
remains. Since evacuating her
home in New Orleans before
Hurricane Katrina hit, she has
been living with her sister in
Kentwood, La., where running
SEE LOUISIANA PAGE 5
HOME AT UNC
BY BRIAN HUDSON
After more than a week in limbo, col
lege students whose education screeched
to a halt because of Hurricane Katrina
have relocated their homes to UNC.
INvelve displaced undergraduate stu
dents had arrived at the University as of
5 p.m. Tuesday to enroll in classes.
More than a dozen graduate students
also have opted to take University class
“People from around the University are
going to pull together and welcome these
people like they need to be welcomed,”
said Steve Farmer, director of under
University officials announced
Thursday that UNC would open its doors
to in-state residents who attend schools
closed by Katrina.
Durban Clarke, who arrived on campus
Tuesday, was set to begin her sophomore
year at Tulane University.
Roberts’ hearings slated for Monday
BY KAVITA PILLAI
STATE 8. NATIONAL EDITOR
With confirmation hearings for Judge
John Roberts now set to begin Monday,
pundits say the president might have
avoided a bitter battle on the Senate floor
with his nomination.
The hearings for Roberts originally were
to start Tuesday, but the death of Chief
Justice of the U. S., William Rehnquist,
and the situation on the Gulf Coast led
many to request a delay.
Roberts, a conservative, has raised plen
ty of Democratic eyebrows since his nomi
nation to fill Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s
need for a
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SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM LOUISIANA
Yolanda Callahan (from right) sits beside Mary Moore (center) and Betty Sue Smith at the Tangipahoa Parish social services
center in Amite, La. on Tuesday. Hundreds of people who were devastated by Hurricane Katrina were waiting for food stamps.
“It’s been overwhelming, but it’s been
good to settle down,” said Clarke, a native
Clarke said Tuesday that she is excited
to experience student life at'UNC. “I was
watching people walk across campus, and
I was like, ‘That’s going to be me tomor
Upon their arrival, the undergradu
ate students have been participating in
a crash-course orientation, where they
meet with housing, advising, registration
and financial aid officials before getting
their official UNC OneCards.
“Some of the students understand
ably seem a little bit... dazed as a result
of what has happened to them,” Farmer
But the campus units participating in
orientation have responded well to the
task, he said.
“Once we made the decision to open
SEE NEW STUDENTS, PAGE 5
seat in July. But his relatively short judicial
career two years deprives his oppo
nents of an extensive paper trail to attack.
“Roberts is turning out to be not that
controversial a nomination,” said Mark
Hurwitz, a political science professor at
Western Michigan University. “He is very
conservative, but he does not seem to be
outside of the mainstream conservative.”
Robert Schapiro, a professor of law at
the Emory University School of Law, said
he doesn’t expect the hearings to be much
different with Roberts up for chief justice.
“They will be doing frank and engaged
questioning on a variety of issues,” he
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HURRICANE KATRINA | THE AFTERMATH
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BY ERIN GIBSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
RALEIGH For some New
Orleans evacuees, the kindness of
strangers played an important role in
their survival through the storm and
escape to North Carolina.
Blake Huffman, a 24-year-old ele
mentary education major at Delgado
Community College in New Orleans,
said he saw people helping each other
after the storm in their time of need.
“I live behind a school, and I saw
some kids break into it so their fami
lies had shelter,” he said. “They all
gathered their supplies together.”
In fact, he said most people were
lending a helping hand, not causing big
ger problems and committing crimes.
“Everybody stuck together,” he said.
“Except the looters anyway.”
Huffman, who was wearing a tan
hat with Gov. Mike Easley’s auto
graph on it, said he was grateful for
the kindness of everyone who helped
said. “(His) view of the role of the power
of the federal government will be a sub
ject of questioning.”
Hurwitz said Roberts, who prepped
O’Connor during her 1981 confirmation
hearings, will be as evasive as possible.
“My sense is Roberts will dodge and duck
wherever he can,” he said.
Potential justices often cite ethics in
refusing to answer questions about how
they might rule on hypothetical cases.
But senators could question Roberts
extensively on how he would have voted
SEE HEARINGS, PAGE 5
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Durham activist Cynthia
Brown spoke at the Sonja
Haynes Stone Center for Black
Culture and History on the
importance of discussing race.
The Center for Public Service has hill listings
of ways to help online at: www.unc.edu/cps
him get out of Louisiana with his dog,
Napoleon, and for the state of North
Carolina that took him in.
Most people were forced to leave
pets behind, but Napoleon was lucky
enough to make it out
Easley and Rep. David Price,
D-N.C., visited the shelter at 901
Corporate Center Drive on Tuesday
to greet the victims and ensure them
of their continued support.
John Booth, a 64-year-old bom and
raised in the Gulf Coast, sat outside the
shelter, chatting with a smile.
“I lost everything,” he said. “But I’m
not going to sit here and cry about it.”
Booth grew up in a small fishing town
called Boothville, named after his family,
which he said likely no longer exists.
“It’s been wiped out,” he said. “My
name is nothing now.”
But his face lit up when he recount
ed all the help he and his elderly aunt
SEE EVACUEES, PAGE 5
SUPREME COURT FACTOIDS
■ The last time a U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice
was appointed without having served on the bench
was Warren Burger, appointed in 1969.
■ There is now one female Supreme Court justice
after the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Conner.
■ It has been 19 years since the last Chief Justice
■ There are only two justices of minority descent
Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005
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Campus historians say the
area's natual landscape,
namely the area's trees,
affected the campus build-out
and overall architectural style.
§B9l was raised by the
Carolina Katrina relief
as of 5 p.m. Tuesday
Dollar! for Disaster
Student groups will be
canvassing classes to
Pit sits, 11 a.m.- 2p.m.
WCH L gas giveaway
Local businesses will
give away gas all day in
exchange for donations
Citgo Mini Mart, Wed.
Pizza & Pasta
Franklin Street Pizza
& Pasta will donate all
proceeds to Red Cross
163 E. Franklin Street,
all day Wed.
The East End Martini
Bar will give all
proceeds to Red Cross
201 E. Franklin St.,
all day Wed.
Campus to mourn
the Pit, Thurs., 7 p.m.
UNC-system schools all
students to campuses,
Area officials continue
to send personnel, aid
to affected areas,
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