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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005
Finleys fees break
bank for students
As student groups mobilize
campuswide in expectation
of proposed tuition hikes
there is a financial injustice nearly
as egregious being carried out vir
tually unnoticed by the students
of this University.
UNC Finley Golf Course
will host the Lady Tar Heel
Invitational this weekend where
18 of the nation’s finest women’s
golf programs will take a crack at
tackling one of the best collegiate
courses in the country.
No problem there. But when
the course reopens for general
use, the price gouging of students
wanting to tee it up will continue.
Golf is a game ill suited for
those with a thin wallet. But for
college students already raked
over the coals with the costs of
just attending class, shelling out
big bucks for a campus-affiliated
recreation activity isn’t just ludi
crous it’s immoral.
To properly gauge the assault on
a UNC student-golfer’s pockets in
relation to other colleges we should
set some criteria. As any golfer
knows, the cost to play a round of
golf varies with the time of day and
day of the week you want to play.
Judging by the faces I see on
the way to my 8 a.m. classes we
can forget mornings and week
days. So let’s assume the average
college golfer plays their round on
Saturday at noon. Oh yeah, and
we’re walking, too. Let’s leave the
golf cart to the Van Wilder’s and
Billy Madison’s of the world.
At Finley that round will cost
a UNC student $47. While that
includes a sl7 cart fee, they say
you can walk if you want to. How
nice of them you still have to
pay the sl7. At 1:30 p.m., they
take away the mandatory cart fee,
so you can play for S3O still a
crime to charge students.
In September, Golf Digest
ranked die top 15 college courses in
the country. Finley was No. 14.
If you want to play Saturday at
noon at No. 7 Ohio State, it’ll set
you back sl4 or $lB (they have two
courses). Michigan’s third-ranked
course costs $25 at any time.
Two of the country’s most
expensive schools to attend, Yale
and Notre Dame, charge their
student-golfers less than UNC.
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No. 5 Yale charges $25 to play
whenever and No. 15 Notre Dame
only wants $22 from their kids.
Cadets at the Air Force
Academy play at America’s
eighth-ranked course for sl2.
Yeah, I know the old argument.
“You can die for your country at
18 but you can’t play golf on their
courses for free.” At least they still
get on at a discounted rate.
Because those who wish to play
at Finley are usually required
to take out a mortgage on their
dorm room, students are forced to
travel inconvenient distances to
play inferior courses.
While the costs of maintain
ing one of the best courses in
the country might justify higher
greens fees, the burden of recoup
ing those funds shouldn’t fall on
current Tar Heels.
Students can be a tremendous
source of revenue for the golf
course, but if the cost of playing at
Finley remains the same, we may
never make it out there.
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Without Dearmin, farmers’ market moves forward
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EOITOR
Campus officials are getting a
little fresh with students.
From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27,
the plaza level of the Rams Head
dining facility will be transformed
into a farmers’ market where stu
dents will be able to purchase fresh
fruits and vegetables.
The event, sponsored by the
Center for Healthy Student
Behaviors and Carolina Dining
Services, is part of a push for pro
moting healthy eating habits on
Consumers sour on
SUVs as prices rise
BY SETH PEAVEY
American automobile compa
nies have seen their truck and sport
utility’ vehicle sales drop sharply as
gas prices remain high.
General Motor’s overall U.S. sales
dropped 24 percent in September
from the same period in 2004 while
Ford’s were down 19 percent.
“That is very definitely a signifi
cant decrease,” said Ed Erickson,
economics professor at N.C. State
University. “By a large margin, this
is a reflection of higher gas prices.”
The nationwide gas price
Monday was nearly $3 per gal
lon, according to the Energy
The overall sales decrease was pri
marily the result of poor truck sales,
which includes SUVs. GM’s and
Ford’s truck sales were both down
about 30 percent in September.
“They are not making a profit,”
said Steven Szakaly, an economist
with the Center for Automotive
But he noted that Chrysler is an
exception and said reduced inven
tory from successful summer sales
campaigns were a major factor in
GM’s and Ford’s poor Sept, sales.
This national trend is reflected
at local dealerships.
‘You see SUVs and pickups being
traded in for smaller vehicles,” said
Mike Kemp-McCoy, general sales
manager for Sanford Ford Lincoln
He said that sales probably were
off about 30 percent from last year
“The idea of having an outdoor
produce market that highlights
fruits and vegetables is a way that
is fun, and we can get our message
out,” said Jen Ketterly, nutrition and
fitness coordinator at the center.
The farmers’ market will feature
autumnal fruits and vegetables,
such as apples, zucchini, squash,
pumpkins, gourds and Indian
“This is also a fall showcase
of the different types of produce
that come into play this time of
the year,” said Ed Sautro, Raleigh
sales manager for Fresh Point, the
because of high gas prices, but that
they likely will rebound later.
Sales also were down at Bobby
Murray Chevrolet Inc. in Raleigh.
But sales manager Richard
Cholerton said the depleted inven
tory from the summer was the pri
mary cause for the slump.
“(Trucks and SUVs) are always
going to be a good seller,” he said,
adding that GM is working on
more fuel-efficient vehicles.
While dealerships remain opti
mistic that sales wfll return to former
levels, the price of oil might continue
to depress the automobile market.
“Sales for the big three are not
likely to rebound if gas prices
remain high,” Szakaly said.
And even if gas prices do drift
downward, there might be no turn
ing back the clock.
“I think we are seeing a perma
nent change in the composition of
the automobile fleet,” Erickson said.
This is particularly troublesome
news for the American automobile
industry, where larger vehicles
make up the majority of sales.
International companies such as
Toyota and Honda, which empha
size smaller and more fuel-efficient
vehicles, are better suited to capi
talize on this changing demand,
U.S. companies are at a serious
disadvantage, he said. “I think they
are going to be in trouble for the
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University’s produce provider.
Student Body President Seth
Dearmin listed creating a weekly
farmers’ market as one of his cam
Ketterly and Dearmin both said
they were unaware the other had
been considering the program.
Dearmin said Tuesday that he
had delegated responsibility of
creating the program to one of his
Ketterly said she hopes to see
the two groups work together in
Ira Simon, director of food ser-
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Date Posted: October 3, 2005
Democrats look to beef up
primary schedule for 2008
BY NICK ANDERSON
Wanted: A small- to medium
sized U.S. state with geographic
and ethnic diversity. Applicants
must be willing to host a parade of
ambitious politicians, overworked
campaign workers and an accom
panying media circus. lowa and
New Hampshire need not apply.
That’s what Democrats are look
ing for as the party moves to reform
its presidential primary schedule in
time for the 2008 election by allow
ing more states to vote earlier.
A commission discussing the
change recommended last week
the addition of at least two states
to the traditional list of early voting
states, which is currently limited to
New Hampshire and lowa.
The states that will be moved
up in the calendar remain unan
nounced, but early indications
show that New Mexico and South
Carolina are strong contenders.
In presidential election cycles
since 1980, New Hampshire’s pri
mary and lowa’s caucuses have had
a lock on the first contests to influ
ence the Democratic Party’s presi
“It makes sense to have more
states involved in the earliest parts of
the nominating process so that lowa
and New Hampshire do not domi
nate,” said Ferrel Guillory, director of
UNC’s Program on Southern Politics,
Media and Public Life.
“It’s okay for lowa and New
Hampshire to have a role and have
a prominent role, but it has skewed
the process for them to have an
vices, said the event is the first of its
kind and said he hopes to be able to
learn more about student produce
“If there’s something that is very
popular that we’re not showcasing
in our Rams Head Market, we want
to know,” he said.
Dining service officials said they
worked with Fresh Point to feature
as many local North Carolina grow
ers as possible.
And Ketterly said dining services
officials are working to provide the
produce at a reduced price.
Nutrition is one of the 28 focus
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Rep. David Price, D-N.C., who
is co-chairman of the party’s com
mission considering the calendar
changes, said the party is hoping
to include states with greater eth
nic, racial and geographic diversity
than lowa and New Hampshire.
“Should states have that domi
nant of a role?” Price said, referring
to one of the commission’s central
questions. “Shouldn’t there be
states included that are more rep
resentative of the Democratic Party
There also is an important ben
efit to having early contests in
smaller states, Price said.
The primaries in lowa and New
Hampshire allow candidates to
practice “retail politics,” the pro
cess of campaigning on a personal
level, before they shift to a national
campaign, he said.
Dante Scala, a professor of poli
tics at St. Anselm College in New
Hampshire, pointed to the party’s
history of representing all segments
of society. “Democrats pride them
selves on being a diverse party, and
New Hampshire and lowa are not
ethnically or regionally diverse.”
South Carolina has greater
racial diversity than lowa or New
Hampshire and is situated in a dif
ferent region of the country, Guillory
said. “Adding two or three states
would help provide a broader view
of the field in the earliest stages of
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areas of Healthy Campus 2010, a
campaign that encourages students
to lead healthy lifestyles.
Ketterly also said she hopes the
farmers’ market will increase the
proportion of students who con
sume the recommended amount
of fruits and vegetables each day.
“If it goes well, we’re going to
have it again,” Ketterly said. “We
want to continue to have it as a
mainstay on campus. We want to
sustain this idea.”
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