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Due to a reporting error, Tuesday’s
pg. 3 campus brief, "Preparation for
10th annual UNC dance marathon
begins" incorrectly listed the date
of the dance marathon. The 2008
Dance Marathon will be held Feb.
22 and Feb. 23. The Daily Tar Heel
apologizes for the error.
UNC online registration ends,
students can still drop online
Tuesday was the last day for stu
dents Vo add courses online, and
starting today, those who want to
add another class must receive per
mission from the instructor or the
appropriate academic department.
To add anew course, students
must fill out a registration/drop/add
form and get dean approval. Forms
can be picked up from academic
advisers, departments or schools.
Students still be able to drop
courses online until Jan. 23.
First Cervantes' program to
kick off at Ackland tonight
The Ackland Art Museum will
hold its first of three discussions
on Cervantes' “Don Quixote," from
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today in the
The event is part of the muse
ums Winter Discussion Series.
Tonight’s speaker will be Marsha
Collins, professor of romance lan
guages, English and comparative
The next two discussions will
be Feb. 20 and March 19. There is
a $5 charge for each evening and
pre-registration is required.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
seek student volunteers
Students looking for extra com
munity service or the opportunity to
work with children can sign up to vol
unteer in the Chapel HiU-Carrborro
City Schools in Student Union room
2511 today and Thursday.
A variety of positions are open,
including school reading partners,
tutors. Coach Write program help
ers and classroom volunteers.
Native Spanish speakers are also
needed. Sign-ups are between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m.
Congress doles out money
for various student groups
Student Congress started off the
spring semester by appropriating
almost $20,000 to student orga
nizations Tuesday night.
Ruby Dee, an actress and
civil rights advocate, will receive
$40,000 to be the keynote speaker
during the annual Martin Luther
King Jr. birthday celebration. The
executive branch of student gov
ernment received $7,000 to help
pay for her speaker fees.
To pay for two anti-abortion
speakers this spring, Carolina
Students for Life requested $5,680.
Congress approved the request.
Blue and White magazine request
ed $4,900 for new magazine racks
and to pay for spring publications.
After Congress approved several
other appropriation bills, junior
Andrew Daub was named the new
co-coordinator of the Freshman
Focus Council. Nine freshmen were
appointed to the council, which
provides the University with feed
back from first-year students.
Town debates impeaching
President George W. Bush
In an homage to one of the most
famous American debates, two
political figures argued impeach
ment TUesday night at the Canboro
In the style and format of the
Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858,
Democrat Michael Tomaskv and
Republican Bruce Fein debated the
possibility of impeaching President
George W. Bush.
To a packed auditorium,
Tomasky, a progressive journal
ist, argued against impeachment,
while Fein, Ron Paul’s counsel in
his 2008 presidential campaign,
“Tonight’s debates are, in one
sense, counterintuitive," moderator
and UNC professor of leadership
and public policy Hodding Carter
111 said in the introduction.
Visit to www.dailytarheel.com
for the full story.
Former UNC-system leader
to head higher ed group
Molly Corbett Broad, who served
as president of the UNC system for
11 years, will lead the American
Council on Education, helping to
represent colleges and universities
in Washington, D.C.
Her appointment, announced
TUesday, makes Broad the first
female head of the council. She
will begin her new duties on May
•Fom staff and wire reports
Congressman visits Mideast
Price shares experience with DTH
BY ARIEL ZIRULNICK
ASSISTANT STATE i NATIONAL EDITOR
U.S. Rep. David Price, D-
Orange, spoke with The Daily Tar
Heel about his Jan. 4 to Jan. 13 trip
to the Mideast, which focused on
homeland security and diplomacy
Price is the chairman of the
Homeland Security Appropriations
subcommittee, responsible for allo
cating money for national security.
Price’s trip mirrored that of
President Bush, who will return
to the U.S. today after touring the
region in part to shore up support
for his peacemaking efforts.
Q: What was the local reaction to
the unprecedented level of security
surrounding President Bash?
A: “I'm sure there was some
major inconvenience in both Israel
and the West Bank, but 1 also think
most people understand the impor
tance of this ... and the effort that
it reflected to get the peace process
going in a serious way.
“Anything can he a puppet. Anyone can he a puppeteer. Wherever you go, your
hands can become puppets.” hobeyford , KENNEDY CENTER ARTIST AND PUPPETEER
Kennedy Center artist and professional puppeteer Hobey Ford makes a dragonfly puppet move for students at St. Thomas More school in
Chapel Hill on Tuesday morning. “It’s not the art or the mechanisms that are important," Ford said. “It’s bringing the puppet alive."
A TRANSFORMING ACT
Animal puppet performance impresses crowd
BY ROBERT C. GUNST JR.
At the sight of a rupturing chrysalis
turning into a magnificent monarch but
terfly, the audience of prekindergarteners
through fourth graders gasped in aston
Hobey Ford wasn’t demonstrating a biol
ogy experiment. Instead Ford, a Kennedy
Center artist and professional puppeteer,
treated the students of Chapel Hill’s St.
Thomas More Catholic School to a show
ing of his production “Animalia" Tuesday
“Anything can be a puppet," Ford said.
“Anyone can be a puppeteer. Wherever you
go, your hands can become puppets."
It was the last show of Ford’s weeklong
trip through Carrboro and Chapel Hill spon
sored by The Arts Center.
Ford brought audience members to their
feet as he simulated the flight of an eagle
soaring above their heads.
Exhibit features alumni photos
BY DANIEL STAINKAMP
There is an image of two girls
of different races, forbidden to
play with each other, speaking
through a chain-link fence. And
there is a man covered in mud,
dredging for trinkets in a reli
gious ceremony. And there is a
close-up of a portion of a bat
tered, old checkerboard.
The images in “Picturing the
World: Carolina’s Celebrated
Photojournalists' echo a sense of
human connection in their visual
The exhibition, which opened
at Ackland Art Museum Jan. 11
and will run until April 6, features
internationally recognized pho
tojoumalists who have studied at
UNC's School of Journalism and
The exhibition is being co
curated by Barbara Matilsky,
curator of exhibitions at Ackland,
and Rich Beckman, director of
visual communication for the
“Even though large sections
of Jerusalem and Ramallah were
shut down, the leaders on both
sides thought it was well worth the
Q: What was the local reaction
to the president's peacemaking
A: “Everyone knows there are
great challenges facing this effort.
At the same time, there’s no great
mystery about the steps that need
to be taken on both sides.
“The Israelis simply must get on
top of the illegal settlements and
also prepare for dealing with other
settlements that are in what would
be part of any viable Palestinian
“On the Palestinian side, it’s
intolerable for rockets to be com
ing out of Gaza and striking Israeli
communities. The security capac
ity of the Palestinian authority has
to be addressed. Our friends in
Jordan are helping with this, train
ing Palestinian security officials."
As Ford’s gray wolf puppet started to howl
at the moon, the audience followed suit with
great volume and intensity.
During one point in the show. Ford’s otter
puppet playfully messed with the hair of one
of the faculty members.
The production allows the students to
imagine seeing real animals bring in actual
life, Ford said.
Flexible scenery and props let Ford show
case many different environments. One
of the central props in the show is a rock
formation that creates the appearance of a
rocky river shoreline or even the bottom of
“I try to create animation and variety," he
Ford builds all of his complex puppets
with many centers of motion.
“The first thing I think about in a puppet
is how to make this amazing." Ford said.
His great white heron puppet, which he
said took three weeks to build, can flap its
VIEW THE EXHIBITION
Time: Various times, today to April 6
Location: Ackland An Museum
School of Journalism and Mass
Matilsky said she was inspired
to create the exhibition when she
saw Beckman’s students' work dis
played on the walls of Carroll Hall
which houses the journalism
“I was really impressed by what
I saw,” she said. “I wanted to show
case their creative possibilities. It
seemed like such a natural thing
to contribute something so close
by in terms of the visual resources
The exhibition features the
award-winning photography of six
UNC alumni —as well as images
by another group of 25 photogra
SEE PHOTOS. PAGE 11
Q: What do you think is
the chance of success this time
A: “The short-term steps have
some possibility of success. The
president, as far as I’m concerned,
is seven years late with this. Many
opportunities have been missed.
He’s essentially picking up where
Clinton left off seven years ago.
Q: How will the Hamas-Fatah
split affect the chances of success?
“Hamas now is in control of
Gaza, and they’re unreconciled
with this process. We met only
with Fatah officials in the West
Bank. ... The U.S. is not dealing
“Prime Minister (Salam) Fayyad
is proposing that the Palestinian
Authority be placed in charge of
the border crossings into Gaza. If
the process of movement in and out
of Gaza is resolved in a positive way.
he believes that could lead to other
steps in the pacification of Gaza...
“You’re not going to have a peace
agreement with Hamas in its pres
Q: Some say Bush was tougher
wings, pivot its neck and open its mouth to
swallow a fish.
He said he holds several U.S. patents on
Ford has performed from Singapore to
Mexico in his 31-year career as a puppe
“Animalia" revolves around the transfor
mation of a caterpillar into a monarch but
Ford reenacts one step of metamorphosis
and then moves to a different animal scene
before coming back to take the caterpillar
through the next step. Throughout the per
formance, the sounds of nature in composer
Paul Winter Consort’s music plays in the
Students at Tuesday's performance said
their favorite puppets included the eagle, the
alligator, the dragonfly and the frog.
‘I have always loved animals because my
mother went to the Galapagos Islands and
Africa to study birds," Ford said.
Contact the City Editor
COURTESY OF BRIAN CASSEUA
The Ackland Art Museum will
feature the work of UNC alumnus
Brian Cassella, five other alumni
and other photographers.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
U.S. Rep. David
on Israel did that change the
A: “His statements were more
candid than they have been. I
believe that both Israel and the U.S.
missed opportunities to strengthen
the moderate Palestinian leader
ship three or four years ago. Those
were serious missed opportunities
and now it’s more complicated.
“Now you have Hamas having
w-on an election and in charge of
Gaza. Now we have gotten serious,
finally , about strengthening the mod
erate Palestinian leadership. That's a
good thing, but it’s long overdue."
Q: How will Bash’s visit affect the
Arab nations' dealings with Iran?
A: “The Gulf states are close to
SEE PRICE, PAGE 11
farmer feud decision
BY ALEX KOWALSKI
Feuding farmers will have to
wait to hear who will operate
Hillsborough's new Public Market
Despite months of discussion,
the Board of Commissioners
said they still have not received
enough information to make a
“There's not really any analysis
of any of these options,” commis
sioner Mike Nelson said. *1 feel
like a fish jumping around on the
dock. I don’t really have any way to
evaluate those options.”
The commissioners could
have chosen to let either the
Hillsborough Farmers Market, the
Farmers of Orange or the county
run the market.
“There just has to be someone
that’s in charge,” County Manager
Laura Blackmon said.
States gain grace
period to comply
BY REBECCA PUTTERMAN
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The deadline for a federal over
haul of state driver's licenses that
had a number of states protesting
privacy rights has been extended in
the midst of over-complicated and
The REAL ID Act, passed in
2005, gave the Department of
Homeland Security authority to
implement nationwide regulations
for identification —with universal
readability and secure holograms.
The latest regulations, released
Friday, give states a three-year
grace period to become compli
ant with the act while maintaining
their current driver’s licenses.
“It won’t require us to reissue
three million driver's licenses." said
Rep. Joe Boylan. R-Moore. “What
we need to do is just show that we
are working tow ard compliance."
'The 9/11 Commission report
called for more secure forms of
identification concern arose
because all but one of the hijack
ers carried a driver's license.
“(The hijackers) had 300 pieces
of identification, different names
—and so to that end. there’s a
common sense application against
terrorism," said Amy Kudwa, a
Homeland Security spokeswoman.
The intention of REAL ID is to
make it harder to obtain licenses and
prohibit those without valid licenses
from boarding commercial aircraft
or entering federal buildings.
While many other states have
objected to the act as a violation
of privacy rights, Boylan proposed
legislation last March to make
North Carolina compliant.
However, the state would not
have been ready to implement the
new licensing system by May 11.
the original deadline.
“Were going to need to make
some changes on new issuance of
driver’s licenses," Boylan said.
REAL ID requires compliant
licenses to be renewed at least every
eight years, and as of now N.C. licens
es are issued for a longer period.
The N.C. Division of Motor
Vehicles has taken on the intensive
job of combing through the 300 or
so pages of the latest regulations
in order to bring the state's driver's
licensing system into compliance.
February we’ll have to decide
whether we want to ask for an
extension," said Marge Howell,
communications officer for the N.C.
DMV. “We re not quite sure vet"
The 60-day period to apply for
an extension began Jan. 11.
“We understand, of course, that
states aren't going to be able to be
fully compliant in the next four
months." Kudwa said.
The department has also light
ened the financial burden for states
reducing the estimated cost of
compliance by 73 percent.
"We feel that we've balanced the
security needs and the practical
realties of making this happen."
Citizens of states that don't apply
for the extension by mid-March
won’t be able to enter federal build
ings or board airplanes come May.
Contact the State & National
Editor at stntdesk@ unc.edu.
Blackmon told the commission
ers that she had recommended they
choose to have the count> run the
market so there would be a man
ager who hadn't been involved in
the past disputes.
But the commissioners said they
were wary of getting the county
involved in a project in which they
would need to play a larger role
“I m not inclined to adding any
more staff to the county’s pay roll."
Commissioner Moses Carey Jr.
Nelson said he was afraid to
have a county manager making a
decision about vendors when there
has been so much conflict between
the existing groups.
”1 have some significant reser
vations putting county staff in that
line of authority." he said.
SEE BOCC, PAGE 11