North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 113, ISSUE 96
BOE nullifies District 2 election result
SEAT TO BE PLACED ON HOMECOMING BALLOT
>V BRIAN HUDSON
UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Election officials announced
Wednesday that they had nul
lified District 2 election results
and that the Student Congress
seat will be on the ballot again
during Tuesday’s Homecoming
Election.
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James Gheen, of Durham, lingers just outside Durham Central Park, where there was a vigil Wednesday night memorializing 2,000
deaths in the war in Iraq. About 120 people came to thevrgil, and another 55 came to the national demonstration in Chapel Hill.
2,000 REMEMBERED
Durham , Chapel Hill hold vigils forfallen soldiers
BY ERIN FRANCE, STAFF WRITER DURHAM
Candlelight vigils were held across the
United States on Wednesday to com
memorate the deaths 0f2,000 American
soldiers in Iraq.
About 120 people gathered at 6:30 p.m. in
Durham Central Park to honor the dead. Another
55 joined the national demonstration in Chapel
Hill by walking down Franklin Street.
Several participants stressed the fact that the
vigils were a way to mourn those who died and
were not a political statement.
“It’s a spiritual moment, commemorating
death,” said Barry Ragin, a resident of Durham.
“It’s not political.”
Several points not
in October Report
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Student Body President Seth
Dearmin’s platform pro
posed replacing Burger
King with Wendy’s in
Mainstreet Lenoir.
It also promised to
eliminate Saturday exams
and increase study spaces
available on campus.
But none of those
platform points could be
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Dearmin follow
through on an
of his intangible
platform pointsy
found within the 167-page October
Report released by the Dearmin
administration Tuesday.
“Nothing’s really been dropped,”
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HAVE A DEEP DISH Local production
group set to open 'Private Lives' today
A MOVE TO CONSERVE Leaders gather
to address campus sustainability issues
FIRST DAY AT WORK Chapel Hill High
School's new interim principal settles in
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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made the unanimous decision
after receiving word of campaign
violations on the part of Junior
Nicete Moodie, a write-in can
didate who won the seat by one
vote.
Jim Brewer, vice chairman
of the board, said members
received word Monday that
Moodie had engaged in illegal
Dearmin said. “It really in a lot
of ways is a matter of priorities.
Things that are unforeseen come
up all the time.”
Also missing from the
report is an update on a
farmer’s market pro
posed to bring fresh, inex
pensive produce to cam
pus on a weekly basis at
the Rams Head Market.
“Seth came to us prior
to him being elected and
discussed some campaign issues he
wanted to promote,” said Ira Simon,
SEE REPORT, PAGE 4
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SCIENCE REVOLUTION
Construction crews are fast
at work on anew science
complex that will add new
laboratory space and offices
for several departments.
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campaigning in Carmichael
Residence Hall before the Oct.
18 special election.
Freshman Pablo Friedmann,
who lost to Moodie 64 votes to
65, said he tipped off the board
after the results were announced
because he wanted to ensure a fair
election.
Initially he kept knowledge of
He said he wasn’t sure if sup
porters of the war were in atten
dance but hoped there were some
who had come out.
Lanya Shapiro, director of
Traction, anew
nonprofit pro
gressive group,
also said the vigil
did not have a
political agenda.
“It’s not a
political rally, but
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David Price
presents a call
for Bush to
remove troops
from Iraq
a way to be mournful and respect
ful of the dead,” Shapiro said.
But many of the participants
expressed anti-war sentiments
during the vigil.
“You can’t talk about the war
without talking about the lead-
WHY DID YOU VOTE EARLY?
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Adele
Moser
Freshman,
Undecided
“This is the first time
we were allowed to
vote. We should have
done Cary hut this
was most convienent.
Vote early at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center through
Nov. 5, Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m,
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WE WANT TICKETS
Sophomores raise concerns
about the fact that Saturday's
basketball ticket distribution
falls during the same time as
their class registration.
the dorm storming under his belt
because he feared that publica
tion would ruin the spirit of the
campaign.
Dorm storming, however, might
have been a crucial advantage
in the one vote margin, he said
Wednesday.
“I don’t know that it was a total
ly fair election,” he said.
When the board requested
corroboration of the charge,
Friedmann presented three wit
ershipsaid Francine Less, of
Durham
Ragin said he participated in
the demonstration because of his
anti-war feelings.
“For me, the message is, ‘This is
wrong,’” he said.
Ragin said he is worried about
the future of the war in Iraq
because of his daughter.
“My daughter is 15, so she’s
going to be prime cannon fodder
in three years,” he said.
He said it is important for his
daughter to know that her com
munity would support her if she
did not choose to join or support
the military.
SEE VIGILS, PAGE 4
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Graduate,
City and
Regional
Planning
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going to be here on
Election Day, hut I
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005
nesses who submitted signed affi
davits, Brewer said.
Because Moodie is not a resi
dent of Carmichael, the board
ruled it a violation of campaign
laws and handed down a fine of
$2 against her.
“The decision was reached that
dorm storming can only occur in
the residence hall in which they
live,” Brewer said.
Moodie admitted to the charg
es in an interview, saying she
Inkso calls
on students
to vote locally
Few show up for election rally
BY BRETT STURM
STAFF WRITER
A rally meant to promote early
voting in municipal elections
was met with plenty of sunshine
but little support Wednesday
afternoon in front of Morehead
Planetarium and Science Center.
The gathering, organized by
the Young Democrats, featured
Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange,
along with two candidates for the
Chapel Hill Town Council Bill
Thorpe and Will Raymond.
Even though there were only
three students in attendance, the
politicos said they were eager to
discuss the importance of the
upcoming municipal elections and
the advantages of voting early.
•For students with busy sched
ules, early voting offers flexibility
and convenience that is not pos
sible on Election Day, Insko said.
Inside the planetarium, a vol
unteer staff sat ready to assist
anyone wanting to cast a ballot.
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Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange, speaks at a Young Democrats rally for early
voting Wednesday in front of Morehead Planetarium and Sceince Center.
Creek conservation
on candidates’ minds
BY MEGHAN DAVIS
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Bolin Creek flows through
the center of Carrboro and the
heart of several new and upcom
ing developments whose effects
extend beyond the town’s bor
ders.
Bolin Creek runs from north
ern Carrboro to Jordan Lake,
winding through open spaces,
construction sites and eventu
ally the west end of the Horace
Williams tract.
But how the upcoming town
elections for the Board of Aldermen
and mayor will affect Bolin Creek
depends more on how future alder-
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REMEMBER LAST YEAR
Despite an offense that isn't
producing as well as last year,
the Tar Heels say you can't
count them out for Saturday's
game against Miami.
campaigned in dorms because
she didn’t know it was against
the rules.
“Asa write-in candidate I wasn’t
able to attend the candidates'
meeting,” she said.
The board decided unani
mously that the violation poten
tially swayed the tight election
and opted to hold a re-election,
along with several other seats,
SEE DISTRICT 2, PAGE 4
“This is here for the conve
nience of the community,” said
James Weathers, chief judge at
the Northside voting precinct,
who is working the Morehead site
during early voting. “We are here
for the students also.”
Twenty-eight people voted
Monday on the poll’s opening
day. T\irn-out remained low with
29 voters Tuesday and 17 votes
cast as of 15 minutes before polls
closed Wednesday.
“We really expected more,”
Weathers said. “We’re hoping to
pick up.”
Kris Gould, co-president of
Young Democrats, was not fazed
by the low turnout.
“It’s early on in the process,”
said Gmffdrwftcrwasone of the
three students present. A greater
sense of urgency as Election Day
approaches could inspire more
potential voters, he said.
SEE RALLY, PAGE 4
Friday:
How leaders
can bring in
businesses
to downtown
Carrboro
,4 MUNICIPAL
2005
Issue Spotlight
CARRBORO
ALDERMEN
men will vote on pouring concrete
than on planting trees.
Preserving the clarity and
quality of the creek can become
hazy itself when responsibility
for the creek’s maintenance falls
to multiple competing interests.
Different sections of Bolin
Creek fall under different gov-
SEE BOLIN CREEK, PAGE 4
weather
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