VOLUME 113, ISSUE 63
HOW TO HELP
$3,150.44 was raised
by the Carolina Katrina
relief committees as of
5 p.m. Wednesday
Tip your waiter
Jack Sprat Cafe on
Franklin Street is
donating all proceeds
to relief efforts
Dollars for Disaster
Student groups will be
canvassing classes to
Pit sits, 11 a.m.- 2p.m.
Schools to sell sand
wiches and chips for $5
Campus groups and
leaders gather to
mourn Katrina victims
the Pit, 7 p.m.
Blood collected tor
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Area schools open their
doors to students
displaced by Hurricane
Katrina Page 3
Find more images
from The Daily Tar
Heel photographers in
Louisiana Page 4
UNC students from
New Orleans share
their reactions to
Katrina Page 5
Locally filmed movie
to debut at Varsity
BY TANNER SLAYDEN
ASSISTANT ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
The Varsity Theatre will have
an up-and-coming director and
actress under its roof tonight as the
Chapel Hill premier of the North
Carolina-based movie “Junebug”
hits Franklin Street
Director Phil Morrison, a
Sundance Film Festival nominee,
and star Amy Adams, a Sundance
winner, will be on site to watch the
movie and participate in a ques
tion-and-answer session moderat
ed by film critic Godfrey Cheshire.
“Junebug” has received criti
cal acclaim from reviewers, festi
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Cheri D'Aby waits to be seen by a doctor at the N.C. State Medical Assistance Team tent in a Kmart parking lot in Waveland,
Miss. D'Aby was evacuated to Arkansas before Hurricane Katrina hit but returned after her voucher was rejected for shelter.
BY ERIC JOHNSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Waveland, Miss. ln the parking
lot of a storm-wrecked Kmart, ringed
by a barricade line of destroyed cars,
sits the only functioning trauma center
along the most devastated portion of
Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
Against the mangled backdrop of
Waveland, a waterfront town almost
entirely destroyed by Hurricane
Katrina, the bustling outpost doesn’t
seem at all out of place.
With generators, giant triage tents and
a specialized trailer rig, it looks some
thing akin to an army field hospital.
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
The campus community will come
together today in remembrance of those
affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Campus leaders organized a vigil that
will begin at 7 p.m. in the Pit as part of a
weeklong push to raise money for hurri
cane relief. All students, faculty and staff
are invited to attend.
“It’s an opportunity for the University
community to come together and show
their support for the victims of the hurri
val judges and audiences, but in
Chapel Hill the movie’s setting is
drawing the most buzz.
“The premier should catch peo
ple’s attention because it is a North
Carolina film, set in a rural North
Carolina town,” said Bruce Stone,
owner of the Varsity Theatre.
The movie follows the tale of
an art gallery owner from Chicago
who marries a younger man from
Pfafftown. When she meets her
husband’s family, a clash of cultures
occurs inside the small community.
It was filmed in Winston-Salem,
SEE JUNEBUG, PAGE 6
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UNWANTED CHANGES Local high
schoolers protest recent changes
TALKING FEES The campus committee
on student fees begins work
REMEMBER THE ELDERLY County
officials discuss new senior centers
HURRICANE KATRINA | THE AFTERMATH
SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM LOUISIANA
But there are no soldiers staffing
this remarkable clinic, only North
“We’re very proud to be here,” said Dr.
Chip Rich, chief of trauma and critical
care for UNC Hospitals. “It’s so impres
sive, the response and the resources
North Carolina has.”
Rich is among the dozens of doctors,
nurses and paramedics from across the
state who have converged on this tiny
Mississippi town to treat patients turned
away from shattered local hospitals.
He is helping to oversee part of North
Carolina’s State Medical Assistance Team,
a post-Sept 11 initiative to form and train
cane,” said Lucy Lewis, assistant director
of the Campus Y.
During the vigil two students from
New Orleans will share their stories.
“I’m not wild about public speaking,
but I think maybe I should,” senior Hicks
Wogan said in an interview last week.
Junior James Brown also will be
And Virginia Carson, Campus Y direc
tor, said being able to hear their stories
might help others better understand the
tragedy and its implications.
Edwards drives poverty discussions
New directors compliment former VP
BY LINDSAY MICHEL
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
After a whirlwind of media
attention and campus excitement,
the juggernaut that is the John
Edwards-led Center on Poverty,
Work and Opportunity finally is
settling on solid ground.
Delivering the first of many lec
tures in the center’s speaker series
Wednesday, the former N.C. sena
tor and vice presidential candidate
outlined his goals and vision for
“We’ve chosen to focus on work,”
Edwards told a crowd of about 200
at the UNC School of Law. “The
The Center for Public Service has full listings
of ways to help online at: www.unc.edu/cps
medical response units for regional and
national emergencies. The operation
in Mississippi, which has been up and
running since Monday, is the first-ever
deployment for the SMAT program.
“I think we’re just right where we
should be,” Rich said. “When we came
in, this place was a war zone.”
Outside the well-organized medi
cal compound, Waveland still looks
very much like a war zone. The eye of
the Hurricane Katrina passed almost
directly over the town, and a storm
surge of more than 20 feet inundated
SEE KATRINA, PAGE 6
“In many instances, facial expressions
are important to a community dealing
with disaster,” she said. “The vigil allows
for all of that.”
Candle lighting and a moment of
silence will follow the speeches.
Those who choose to attend are asked
to bring monetary donations or supplies
clothing, canned food and blankets
to help stock an 18-wheeler traveling
to Mississippi this weekend.
SEE VIGIL, PAGE 6
truth is that poverty is the prob
lem. Work is the solution. And
opportunity is what’s missing.”
Edwards, whose message of two
Americas the haves and have
nots resonated during last year’s
national election, said he envisions
a center that will proactively work
to eradicate poverty.
“We’re going to study. We’re
going to discuss. We’re going to
work. And we’re going to act,” he
said. “And we’re going to highlight
the amazing things that students
are doing on this campus”
SEE POVERTY, PAGE 6
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Exultant women flocked to
their new homes around
downtown Wednesday as the
Greek community's bid day
came and went.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005
“To my city”
This feels like
There is no
just the murky,
that have swal
homes and lives.
There are no
black-clad mourners perched atop
a cemetery, just harrowed, shocked
and fearful residents who fled for
higher ground, forced to watch
the destruction unfold from safe
There is no mortician, just
government officials and soldiers
scrambling to restore order, save
lives and put a billion shattered bits
of a civilization back together.
Indeed, it feels like New Orleans,
my home for five years, has died,
flooded by misery, torched by
violence, crippled by nature and
abandoned by those who loved it
but now only can pray for it.
With normalcy so thoroughly
rattled and the future so unnerv
ingly unclear, the sense of loss is
overwhelming. It’s crushing. It’s
mind-numbing. It’s aching. And
it’s indescribably real.
In the rush and panic of an evac
uation to Georgia, there was no
time for goodbyes, no time to fully
grasp the countless consequences
of this massive catastrophe.
Only now is it beginning to
sink in that life for the foreseeable
future will not be the same.
The realization has been pain
ful, and I find myself recalling and
cherishing all that once was, only
a week ago.
I want to drive down St Charles
Avenue on a beautiful spring after
noon with my windows down and
sunroof open and glance at the tow
ering oaks that line the picturesque
street They are now debris.
I want to sit with friends at Pat
O’Brien’s, warmed by the flaming
fountain as we sip hurricanes.
I want to sit under blue skies at
Jazz Fest and the French Quarter
Festival, engulfed by music as the
smell of barbecue shrimp, catfish,
red beans and rice and jambalaya
lingers in the air.
I want to return to my bar, play
“Piano Man” on the jukebox as the
regular crowd shuffles in.
I want to join the revelry of Mardi
Gras, lost in a world of parades
and parties and excess as people,
not water, fill the streets. I want to
SEE NELSON, PAGE 6
John Edwards outlines his vision for the Center for Poverty, Work and
Opportunity to a packed house Wednesday at the School of Law.
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Memorial Hall reopens this
Friday with performances
by Tony Bennett, the N.C.
Symphony and an entire day
of student performances.
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