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    VOLUME 115, ISSUE 136
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North Carolina junior IVler Hansbrough looks on
during UNC’s 82-80 loss to Maryland. It was the
team’s first loss after starting 18-0, and the defeat
cost UNC its No. 1 national ranking. Flip over to pg. 14 for
more game coverage and visit daihtarhecl.com for a video.
ALL IN AFTER SOUTH’S FIRST
Close vote in South Carolina leaves Republican field wide open
BY ELIZABETH DEGRNELLAS
AND ARIEL ZIRULNICK
SENIOR WRITERS
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South
Carolina's “First in the South”
primary has almost mythic
importance for the Republican
Party. Every Republican nom
inee for president since 1980
has won in the state.
Yet even
the night
before the
big show
some South
Carolina
residents
remained
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blissfully unaware of the polit
ical battle being waged.
A young woman walked
into a rally for Mike Huckabee
held at the University of South
Carolina on Friday night,
turned to her friends and
asked, “Wait, what party is
Mike Huckabee with?’
The next morning, vol
unteers at John McCain’s
Columbia headquarters faced
Values and military
experience are key
BY ARIEL ZIRULNICK
ASSISTANT STATE a NATIONAL EDITOR
COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a
race dominated by two can
didates, the South Carolina
Republican primary hinged
on two central issues: con
servative values and military
experience.
Mike Huckabee and John
McCain’s strengths forced
many voters to grapple with a
difficult decision.
Huckabee, a former Baptist
preacher, is known for cham
pioning conservative values,
while McCain’s veteran status
gives him strong military cre
dentials.
At a Huckabee rally in
Columbia Friday night,
Bobbie Brock was still unde
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the opposite issue: What
do you tell voters who have
already heard it all?
“I think a lot of them are
kind of burned out on the
whole thing,” said Daniel
Groce, a Mercer University
student who was working the
phones for McCain.
South Carolina voters, who
had been inundated with
political advertisements for
weeks on end, faced a literal
deluge on primary day as rain
blanketed the state.
Despite the dreary weather,
dedicated voters did their part
to deliver political drama,
handing McCain a slim 3-
point victory over Huckabee.
The pageantry of politics
The dynamic of each cam
paign was evident in details as
minute as event playlists.
The college-age band per
forming at Huckabee's rally
SEE PRIMARY, PAGE 6
cided. She said she wasn’t sure
if strong conservative values
are enough of a qualification.
‘I agree with his values,
but I’m not going to vote for
someone just because he’s a
Christian,’’ Brock said. “I want
to see he’s a leader too."
Any mention of military
engagements abroad was
conspicuously absent from
Huckabee’s speech Friday
night, which touched on
education, immigration, the
economy and foreign trade.
“He spoke for half an hour
and did not mention Iraq or
Afghanistan once," said Michael
Berg an organizer with the Bill
of Rights Defense Committee.
SEE ISSUES, PAGE 6
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2 arrested in mascot’s death
Police say father covered up for son
BY KATE SULLIVAN
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Almost a year after the death
of former UNC mascot Jason Ray.
two New Jersey men have been
arrested in connection with the car
accident that killed him.
Gagik Hovsepyan, 52. and his
son Armen Hovsepian. 25, both
of Paramus, N.J., were arrested
Thursday night on several charges
by Bergen County, N J., police.
At the time of the incident
which police determined to be
accidental Gagik Hovsepyan told
investigators that he had been driv
ing the vehicle that struck Ray.
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Republican presidential hopeful John McCain shakes hands with supporters after hearing news of his
South Carolina primary victory during his primary party night, held at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
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Supporters look on as Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is introduced during a rally Friday
night at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., before the S.C. Republican primary contest.
BY KATIE HOFFMANN
INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR
UNC officials have been talking
about Carolina North for more
titan a decade.
But after they submit plans
Wednesday to the town for the
research campus’s first building, it
will be time for University officials
to start putting their money where
their mouths are.
An unknown price tag
Carolina North, totaling about
But on the day of the accident,
an eyewitness told police that it was
Armen Hovsepian who got out of the
driver's seat after the accident
Further investigation after the
incident uncovered that Armen
Hovsepian was driving on a sus
pended license, according to a press
release from the Bergen County
Prosecutor's Office.
Armen Hovsepian was charged
with one count of driving with a
suspended license in a fatal vehicle
accident and one count of hinder
ing apprehension. If convicted on
all charges, he could face up to five
years in prison.
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1,000 acres, will have 250 devel
oped acres of mixed-use facilities,
including research labs, retail
buildings and housing.
Carolina North Executive
Director Jack Evans said he could
not estimate the full cost of such a
satellite campus, which is slated to
take about 50 years to construct.
“Some people on the town council
thought this was never going to hap
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HE WAS A POEM
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center
hosted spoken-word
performances Monday to honor
the legacy of Martin Luther King
Jr. on the annual holiday.
Former mascot
Jason Ray was
killed in a N.J.
car accident
while traveling
for the Sweet
16 tournament.
His father. Gagik Hovsepyan,
was charged with one count of hin
dering apprehension, one count of
obstructing the administration of
law and one count of making a false
statement under oath charges
that could carry a penalty of up to
18 months in prison.
Gagik Hovsepyan was released
on SIO,OOO bond, while his son
was held in Bergen County Jail on
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pen because the University couldn’t
fund it,' Evans said.
“But the University doesn’t have
to fund it all."
About half of the buildings, at
least in the beginning phase, will
be privately funded. UNC will have
to pay about $220 million in the
first 15-vear phase of construction
SEE FUNDING. PAGE 6
this day in history
JAN. 22,1998...
UNC professor Ernest Eliel is
named one of the 75 most
influential chemists by Chemical
& Engineering News, in a special
75th anniversary issue.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
Friday night.
‘I was a little dumbstruck that
it took this long for something to
happen.” said IVler Treadaway, a
UNC mascot and Ray’s friend. “It
doesn’t put closure on it, but it is
good to know the right things are
being put away.”
Ray was walking on the shoul
der of Route 4 in East Rutherford,
N.J., near the hotel where he was
staying with the UNC men's bas
ketball team, when he was hit. He
had accompanied the team for the
Sweet 16 tournament.
“To have wounds reopened up
almost a year later is something
that neither of us asked for,” said
SEE ARRESTS. PAGE 6
Actress
to give
keynote
address
Dee will speak for
King celebration
BY ANTHONY MCPEEK
STAFF WRITER
Ruby Dee has spent her life
and career as an actress and an
activist.
Today she will share her expe
riences with a UNC audience as
the keynote speaker for the 27th
Annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Birthday Celebration.
Junior Eboni
Blake, planning
coordinator for
the chancellors
committee for
the MLK birth
day celebration,
said the theme
of this year’s
celebration is
turning arts
into activism.
The 83-vear
old woman
gained stature
as an actress,
H
Actress and
activist Ruby
Dee will give
the annual
address today.
which she used to advance the
cause of the civil rights movement,
said Timothy McMillan, a profes
sor in the Department of African
and Afro-American Studies and
MLK committee member.
She chose to advocate for civil
rights at great risk to her career.
McMillan said,
adding that
her involve
ment took a
great degree of
bravery.
Dee became
known for
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from Martin
Luther King
Day events.
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her role as Ruth Younger in the
1961 movie version of Lorraine
Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the
Sun."
More than 40 years later, she
still has an active career.
Dee has been mentioned as
a possible contender for the
Academy Award for best sup
porting actress for her role as
Mama Lucas in 2007’s “American
Gangster,’ though nominees won’t
be announced until today.
Dee is both an Emmy and
Grammy award-winner.
“The fact that she was just in
SEE RUBY DEE, PAGE 6
ATTEND THE SPEECH
Time: 7 p.m. today
Location: Memorial Hall
Info: www.unc.edu/diversity/mlk/
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