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HOW TO HELP
The Red Cross
seeks volunteers and
for more info.
The Center for
has full listings of
ways to help online at
The DTH will be
in the Pit on Friday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
collecting new socks
and underwear. We
also have a drop-off
box in our office, in
Union Suite 2409,
to collect the much
needed supplies. We
will continue all month
until we mail them off
to areas in need.
The Senior Class will
hold a senior bar night
at He's Not Here.
Admission is $4
112 W. Franklin St.
St. Thomas More and
the Newman Center
are accepting food and
11 a.m.-3 p.m., St.
Thomas; 9 a.m.-
5p.m., Carolina Inn
Relief workers will be
out all day at the School
of Social Work collecting
needed goods for hur
ricane victims, all day,
301 Pittsboro St.
For a photo slideshow of
the DTH's coverage from
Louisiana and Mississippi
COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CHICAGO
DJ Spooky, a hip hop artist and author from New York, brings his
electric "Rebirth of a Nation" show to Memorial Hall on Friday.
Online [ dailytarheel.com
EVEN MORE The Board of Trustees
trudges through even more agenda items
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD Greenwood
residents begin talk on conservation district
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THE SECOND COMING
GULF COAST BRACES FOR ANOTHER CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE
BY MATTHEW BOWLES
A monstrous hurricane, mass
evacuations and rising gas
Gulf coast residents have heard
this story before, and as Category 5
Hurricane Rita approaches, they’re
hearing it again.
Rita is now the third strongest
hurricane on record, according to
the National Hurricane Center. By
Wednesday night it was boasting wind
speeds up to 165 mph.
At 11 p.m., the National Weather
Service reported that the storm was
moving west across the Gulf of Mexico
at a rate of about 9 mph.
Walt Zaleski, an NWS warning
coordination meteorologist, said Rita
is continuing on a steady path to make
landfall late Friday or early Saturday,
somewhere between Corpus Christi
and Houston, Texas.
Acknowledging lessons learned
from the response to Hurricane
Katrina, local and state officials in
Texas and Louisiana already have
made preparations for Rita’s landfall.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave an
address Wednesday urging coastal resi
dents to evacuate. Officials already have
begun busing people out of coastal cit
ies, including Houston and Galveston.
“We hope and pray that Rita dissi-
SEE RITA, PAGE 4
An inside view to the BOT
Trustees approve sites for
Carolina North buildings
BY KATIE HOFFMANN
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
University officials are taking
steps to move Carolina North
from imagination to reality.
The Board of Trustees
for two proj
ects at the
pus on the
A roundup of
from the Wed.
Horace Williams Tract off Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The board approved the site
for a progressive early-elemen
tary school— the First School
for Frank Porter Graham Child
Carolina North planners have
heralded the school as an example
of the innovative activities they
hope to have at the addition.
The school, a 90,000-square
foot building, will house approxi
mately 500 students from 3 years
old through the second grade.
The site is south of many Chapel
Hill-Carrboro city schools.
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_ PAUL J. MILETTEVPALM BEACH POST
Theater of the Sea worker Raymond Freeman walks through the attraction's flooded parking lot Wednesday morning after Hurricane Rita
moved past the Keys. Ending the day as a Category 5 storm and the third largest in U.S. history, Rita was expected to make landfall Friday.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Center officials are discussing
a partnership with these schools
to further improve this facility
for early childhood education.
The approval comes several
days after Chancellor James
Moeser called for an increased
focus on public schools in his
State of the University address.
“There is one problem facing
North Carolina that we cannot
wait to engage... and that is the
problem of our public schools,”
he said during the address last
Trustees also approved an
80,000-square-foot building at
Carolina North for an incuba
tor to house a research facility.
“We’re one of a very small num
ber of public research universi
ties that does not have this kind
of facility,” said Tony Waldrop,
vice chancellor for research and
The board also approved a 63-
acre site for Carolina Commons,
a development of affordable fac
ulty and staff housing. The site,
known as the Horace Williams
SEE B&G, PAGE 4
New-age art form comes to hall
BY JIM WALSH
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
A performance coming to
Memorial Hall this Friday defies
Part music, part cinema, part
movement, it is an amalgam of
media and a collage of history.
Titled “Rebirth of a Nation,”
the performance is a live remix
ing of the 1915 racist film, “Birth
of a Nation,” a notorious story that
prominently features the Ku Klux
Paul Miller, whose stage name
is DJ Spooky That Subliminal
Kid, is the man behind the per-
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PROMISE OF HOME
Construction rages on at
Cobb Residence Hall as
housing officials announce
that displaced students will
move there in November.
BY BRIAN HUDSON
During the year-long term, a
student body president takes two
First is an oath to represent the
interests ofthe student body. But the
student body president also must
swear to serve the University as a
member of the Board of Trustees.
Today, as Student Body President
Seth Dearmin sits down in his
third meeting as a member of the
University’s governing board, the
campus is waiting to see how he will
juggle the conflicting roles.
* DTH/KATE LORD
Student Body President Seth Dearmin, who serves on the Board of
Trustees, listens to a presentation during Wednesday’s board meeting.
IF YOU GO
Date: Friday, Sept. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Memorial Hall
formance. A hip-hop artist and
author, Miller said “Rebirth of a
Nation” challenges audiences to
blend together ideas of the past
He said breaking up “Birth of
a Nation” and manipulating it
like a record makes it possible for
multiple perspectives in the story
to collide, forcing audiences to
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MAKING THE BAND
Triangle bands see mixed
success in all genres of music,
experiencing the good and
hard times of trying to make it
in the recording industry.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005
Asa member on the board, the
student trustee can best fulfill the
second oath by earning the respect
of fellow trustees, past student
body presidents say.
“You’re in a room full of heavy
weights, and you’ve got to prove
you are one,” said Matt Calabria,
2004-05 student body president.
But at the same time, the stu
dent trustee must not forsake stu
“The student body president
has had to earn the trust of the
SEE DUAL ROLE, PAGE 4
choose for themselves which ones
Miller said he first happened
upon the idea of remixing “Birth
of a Nation” during the 2000
presidential election, which he
described as “a very tense situa
“I realized that ‘Birth of a
Nation’ was one of the first films to
show a flawed election, and it just
sparked something I was like, ‘I
just I have to do something.’”
Miller’s performance is the first
installment of the “Urban Voices”
SEE SPOOKY, PAGE 4
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A LITTLE HELP?
A UNC student and the
Triangle Transit Authority link
up to provide more informa
tion on alternative methods
of area transportation.
BY BRIAN HUDSON
About halfway through
Wednesday’s meeting of the TUition
Advisory Task Force, Provost
Robert Shelton, co-chairman of the
group, leaned back in his chair and
posed a question to the committee:
“All right, so what’s next?”
During the previous two meet
ings this month, members of the
task force waded through dozens
of pages of statistical documents
to familiarize themselves with all
aspects of campus-based tuition.
Now the task force is ready to
At the meeting’s end, Shelton
and Student Body President Seth
Dearmin, the other task force co
chairman, said that by next week’s
meeting, they will have prepared a
number of tuition proposals.
The plans will not be an endorse
ment, Shelton said, but rather will
lay out potential action.
The proposals most likely will
demonstrate how graduate stu
dents and faculty could benefit
from tuition increases.
During the task force’s discus
sions thus far, the needs of gradu
ate students have been at the fore
front of the agenda.
That attention was evident
when Shelton invited Mike Brady,
president of the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation,
to join Dearmin and him in ham
mering out the proposals.
“That’s something we wanted
to talk about from the get-go,”
Dearmin said in reference to
graduate students’ needs.
UNC must provide more
money for things such as raising
teaching assistant salaries, task
force members say, or it risks los
ing top graduate students.
If a hike is approved, undergrad
uates would provide the bulk of
the funds, most of which probably
SEE TUITION, PAGE 4
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