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Congress committee names
elections board members
The Student Congress rules
and judiciary committee approved
appointments for its board of elec
If approved by the full con
gress today, the elections board
would consist of Nicholas Mosley
as the chairman, Jim Brewer,
Mary Boyd Harris, Anne Spangler,
Matt Bruder, Bobby Shaw, Alex
Shattuck, Beth Coleman, Harrison
Parker and Sarah Rutledge.
Mosley, a junior, said he is excit
ed about the group and its ideas.
“I feel really confident that this
is the best board yet,” he said.
Alcoa donates artifacts to
(JNC research laboratories
Alcoa Inc. announced Monday
that it would give the University two
gifts —a donation and a grant.
UNC’s Research Laboratories
of Archaeology received a dona
tion from Alcoa of more than 1.3
million artifacts valued at about
$133,000 from the 10,000-year
old Hardaway archaeological site
near Badin in Stanly County.
This is the second time Alcoa
has donated artifacts to UNC.
Alcoa is awarding UNC a
$220,000 grant for programs to
educate school children and the
public about this National Historic
UNC cancer center receives
grant to fund initiatives
The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger
Comprehensive Cancer Center
was named by the National Cancer
Institute as one of seven insti
tutions in the NCI Alliance for
Nanotechnology in Cancer.
The center was awarded
$3,899,965 for the first year of the
five-year award, which wifi be used
to establish the Carolina Center of
Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence.
Officials said the grant would
fund projects to harness new
developments in nanotechnology
to improve cancer diagnostics and
create new jobs for the people of
Study's findings improve
treatment for schizophrenia
A study led by University
researchers concluded that early
intervention after a schizophrenia
patient’s first episode can improve
the person’s long-term outcome.
The study was reported in the
October issue of the American
Journal of Psychiatry.
I The department of psychiatry in
UNC’s School of Medicine launched
anew program last month that is
based on the study’s results and
aims to provide early treatment for
adolescents after their first episode
Chapel Hill High orchestra to
present fall concert Thursday
The Chapel Hill High School
Orchestra will present a fall con
cert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6,
in the school’s Hanes Auditorium.
The concert will include music
from Mendlessohn, Debussy and
Pachelbel, as well as pieces from the
21st century. Feature performances
will be the CHHS Cello Choir, the
CHHS Senior Quartet and the vio
linist’s Millionaire’s Hoedown.
STATE S NATION
DeLay indicted by Texas
grand jury on new charge
AUSTIN, Texas A Texas grand
jury indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on
anew charge of money launder
ing Monday, less than a week after
another grand jury leveled a con
spiracy charge that forced DeLay
to temporarily step down as House
Both indictments accuse DeLay
and two political associates of con
spiring to get around a state ban on
corporate campaign contributions
by fiinneling the money through a
political action committee to the
Republican National Committee
in Washington, D.C.
The RNC then sent back simi
lar amounts to distribute to Texas
candidates in 2002, the indictment
The new indictment came mere
ly hours after DeLay’s attorneys
filed a request to dismiss the case.
That request argued that the
conspiracy charge was based on
a law that was not effective until
2003, the year after the alleged
The judge who will preside in
DeLay’s case was out of the country
on vacation and could not rule on
Other state district judges
declined to rule on the request in
his place, said Colleen Davis, a law
clerk to Austin attorney Bill White,
also representing DeLay.
From staff and wire reports.
Campus sees diverse cliques
BY CLINT JOHNSON
Poet Rudyard Kipling once
pointed out that “East is East, and
West is West, and never the twain
Walking through the dining halls
and by the Pit, it’s easy to see this
One sees a
WEEK AT UNC
couples talk about how
race affects relationships
their color, stick with their own
Integration is the exception, not
More than 50 years have passed
since the United States abandoned
the doctrine of “separate but equal.”
But today, with no law to enforce
segregation, the phenomenon still
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Senior Lauren Metcalf (right) bowls with Toni Cornachio in January in the Student Union Underground as part of the Best Buddies program.
BY NATALIE HAMMEL
After filling their bellies with nachos
and tacos on Franklin Street, UNC junior
Meredith Gilliam and her buddy, Daniel
Weiss, walk toward the U-Bus stop.
Discussing directions, she mistakenly calls
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard by its for
mer name, Airport Road.
Weiss gives Gilliam a look as she shakes
her head and says she’ll probably always call
it the wrong name.
“No you are not, Meredith,” Weiss says.
“I’m going to keep you in line.”
The playful rapport between Gilliam and
Weiss exemplifies die success of Best Buddies
International Inc., a nonprofit organization
that helps individuals with intellectual dis
abilities form friendships with those in their
The UNC chapter of Best Buddies earned
top honors for a second consecutive year at
a national leadership conference at Indiana
University in July.
It was one of 24 chapters out of nearly
1,200 to be named an “Outstanding Chapter,”
says Katie Nohe, regional vice president of
Chilton seeks to add
to political resume
BY BRIANNA BISHOP
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Fourteen years after his start in
local politics, Mark Chilton hopes
to be Carrboro’s next mayor.
The current Carrboro Board of
Alderman member is up against
fellow alderman Alex Zaffron for
the open mayor’s seat.
“I think it’s the role of the mayor
to try to bring people together and
try to be a mediating force on the
board,” Chilton said. “That’s really
my background. I don’t really try to
bring a doctrinaire point of view to
the board. I bring a set of values.”
Chilton began his political
career as a UNC undergraduate
in 1991 when he won a seat on the
Chapel Hill Town Council. He said
his interest in municipal politics
stemmed from his involvement in
environmental issues in college.
“Those issues just were a real
natural fit with being involved in
Chilton joined the alder-
Having a diverse population is
not the issue, says senior Clayton
Perry, co-chairman of Students
for the Advancement of Race
“In terms of attracting and
attaining the various ethnic groups,
they’ve done a great job,” he says
about the administration.
Still, few doubt that the different
ethnic groups isolate themselves.
“It’s like different herds in the
same area,” freshman Patrick Snell
says. “Just walking through (the
dining halls), you wouldn’t believe
the black people hung out with the
But Snell pointed out that many
students of different races social
ize outside the University’s public
Why do students, for the most
part, keep to their own kind?
Some suggest UNC’s location as
a factor. North Carolina, because of
the famous Greensboro sit-ins in
Best Buddies International Inc.
Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy
Shriver, Best Buddies aims to form one-to
one friendships that allow buddies to expand
their social circles and be exposed to new
“The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance
the lives of people with intellectual disabili
ties, and you do that through the vehicle of
friendship,” says Rachel Holston, college
buddy director at UNC.
Before coming to the University, Amy
Lambert, a senior biology major, worked
with children with disabilities. Seeking a
similar experience, she was motivated as a
freshman to join Best Buddies.
“I joined it and fell in love with it, so I
stuck with it,” she says.
Lambert says Best Buddies is an impor
tant program to have because it helps bud
dies, who might otherwise not get the oppor
tunity, to socialize with those outside of their
“I feel like a lot of the time, adults with dis
abilities are left out of the equation,” she says.
“It provides an outlet for these adults.”
Students bond with their buddies by com
on building size.
men in 2003 and now works for
Community Realty —a subsidiary
of Empowerment Inc.
Chilton said his work helps him
with his goal of providing more
affordable housing opportunities.
He said that while the guideline
that 15 percent of development
qualify as affordable is one step in
the right direction, more can be
done to address the issue.
“I also believe that we need
to reform the way the affordable
housing density bonus works to
make it something that the project
developers will actually want to
SEE CHILTON, PAGE 6
1960 and other manifestations of
racial tension, is perceived along
with other Southern states —as
being slow to integrate and accept
“I believe being in the South
makes a difference,” Snell says. “I
lived in California and race just
wasn’t a big deal. Nobody cares.”
Others, however, made a dis
tinction between North Carolina
and UNC’s campus.
“I don’t think UNC applies as
being in the South; this is one
of the most liberal campuses in
the nation,” says sophomore Sam
Dolbee. “I think it’s an issue every
where, even in campuses in the
Most students focused on the
idea of personal comfort zones.
“People want to be with people
they’re comfortable with,” Dolbee
says. “Usually that happens to be
people of the same color.”
Snell suggests that culture shock
is partly responsible for students’
municating with them at least once a week,
meeting with them twice a month and par
ticipating in organized group outings that
occur once a month.
“They talk about Best Buddies events all
year long,” Lambert says of the buddies.
Outings in the past have included a
Halloween party, a visit to Morehead
Planetarium and a day-long excursion to the
N.C. Zoo in Asheboro.
One activity that is a favorite of many is a
dance UNC Best Buddies has held in previ
ous springs. Seema Patidar, a senior psychol
ogy major, says that at the first dance, one
certain buddy, who is a huge Michael Jackson
fan, really made her night.
“Whenever the DJ played Michael Jackson,
this guy was jamming,” she says.
“He was singing, had the moves down and
everything. The favorite song for me was
‘Beat It.’ It was the most active and happy I
think I have ever seen him.”
Patidar, who is an associate member, helps
out at the monthly outings but is not assigned
a specific buddy.
SEE BEST BUDDIES, PAGE 6
. 4 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
"■ 2005— -
VjJL, GETTING TO KNOW
■ Wants to build a partnership with
.nonprofits and incentivize
affordable housing opportunities.
■ Looks to assign preservation areas
and to use a bond as means of
protecting the Bolin Creek corridor.
Find out more
SOURCE: MARK CHILTON
■ Wants to see Carrboro and the
University look at strategic growth
options for new development.
■ Wants the town to install stricter,
more comprehensive affordable
Find out more
SOURCE: ALEX ZAFFRON
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2005
Race Relations Week
Tuesday, Oct. 4
■ Noon Diaspora Film Festival,
Hitchcock Multipurpose Room,
Sonja Haynes Stone Center
■ 6 p.m. The Untold Story: The 19
Year War of Abduction and Child
Soldiering in Uganda, Cobb The
ater, Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Wednesday, Oct. 5
■ 1 p.m. UNC Black History Tour,
McCorkle Place at Silent Sam
■ 7 p.m. Keynote Address featuring
Kevin Powell: "Living in a Multicul
tural America," Great Hall
retreat into their own groups.
“A lot of people come from
areas where there aren’t a lot of
white people or there aren’t a lot
of black people,” he says. “And it’s
not just black and white, it includes
Hispanics, homosexuals people
just aren’t used to it.”
SEE INTEGRATION, PAGE 6
BY MEGHAN DAVIS
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Alderman Alex Zaffron helped
shape many current Carrboro poli
cies, and he wants to guide those
policies into their next phases.
Zaffron is running for mayor of
Carrboro, where he has lived for
more than 15 years and served bn
the Board of Aldermen since 1995.
While he is a self-dubbed town
policy wonk, Zaffron’s expertise in
the intricacies of local issues stems
from hands-on experience.
As an undergraduate student at
UNC-Greensboro, Zaffron took a
graduate-level seminar with Rep.
Paul Luebke, D-Durham, on the
manuscript for his book “Tar Heel
Politics,’ where he critiqued and dis
cussed Luebke’s work.
When he returned to Carrboro
Zaffron’s father was a professor
at UNC-CH and Zaffron graduat
ed from Chapel Hill High School—
he managed now-state Sen. Ellie
Kinnaird’s two successful cam-
Candidate aims to
BY WHITNEY KISLING
Starbucks is taking over the uni
A candidate for the director of
the Morehead Planetarium and
Science Center said that, if select
ed, he wants to model the center
David Chesebrough, president
and CEO of the Buffalo Museum
of Science, presented Monday his
ideas of corporate-community
engagement and accessibility to
“I don’t want anyone having
access problems,” Chesebrough
said, “There’s a lot of barriers
between what (scientists) think is
neat stuff and a lot of other people
think is foreign.”
Chesebrough is one of the four
candidates competing for the center’s
top job. Holden Thorp, the previous
director, stepped down in June.
During a candidate forum,
Chesebrough said he wants to make
the center a welcoming environment
He wants to
reach all gen
erations with a
modeled after the
a loyal clientele?”
wants to lower
He said the popular cafe attracts
people because the environment is
welcoming and there is no admis
Chesebrough said that he wants
the center to have similar features
and that he would reduce the price
of admission in an effort to involve
more of the community.
“Would you go to Starbucks if
you had to pay just to get in the
door?” he asked.
Science should reach all areas of
the community including stu
dents, parents, children and retir
ees, Chesebrough said. He plans to
use the center as the bridge between
the community and science.
“I think the Morehead
Planetarium and Science Center
is positioned with the right stuff,”
Chesebrough said astronomy
is the field of science best used to
reach the public.
“We are a creature that still
responds to the heavens,” he said.
Chesebrough’s background in
teaching and his entrepreneur-like
attitude led to his new model for
a science center, which is designed
to reach the community on a
He said he wants to use the
Morehead name to engage the
community and keep it involved by
“providing as many opportunities
as possible to sample science,” such
as moving away from fixed exhibits
and having more open-ended expe
“You have to take risks, chal-
SEE MOREHEAD, PAGE 6
says wants to
paigns for mayor of Carrboro.
“I was always interested in poli
tics as an observer, from an aca
demic standpoint, and in a moment
where I wasn’t thinking very clearly,
I said ‘sure,’” Zaffron said.
“I started policy work shortly
after Ellie was elected for her sec
ond term,” Zaffron added.
Taking a thorough look at policy
is a practice Zaffron has carried
over to his work as an alderman.
Zaffron said he wants to see
Carrboro work closely with Chapel
Hill and the University in planning
Carolina North, the University’s
SEE ZAFFRON, PAGE 6