VOLUME 115, ISSUE 153
Boyz II Men coming to UNC
R&B group booked for Spring Fest
BY MATTHEW PRICE
The 1990’s R&B group Boyz II
Men will perform on campus on
April 26, free of charge, officials
announced at Wednesday night's
Student Congress meeting.
The group is coming to headline
the Spring Fest celebration, a cam
puswide event that returned last
year as an opportunity for students
to mark the end of the school year.
Spring Fest coordinators asked for
$20,000 in funds from Congress to
help host the event
“A while back we started creat
ing lists of who we’d like to bring to
campus if we could get them," said
Hilary Marshall. SpringFest's event
LIVIN’ WITH ROY’S BOYS
BY GREGG FOUND
Preston Puckett relaxed in
front of a TV, enthralled like
much of the rest of the sports
nation by the Indianapolis
Colts-New England Patriots
AFC Championship game
The Sunday night was cold
and rainy —most people
Then his phone rang. It
was Marcus Ginyard.
“Hey," Ginyard said to
Puckett. “Let’s go looking for
“And I’m like, ’That sums
up the guy I’m about to move
in with,” Puckett said. “He
wants to leave during a foot
ball game that everyone else
can’t pull themselves away
Such is Puckett’s story,
that of two fascinating roles
—one as head manager for
the North Carolina men’s
basketball team and one
as roommate to three of
the team’s stars: Ginyard,
Bobby Frasor and Tyler
The rooming process, how
ever, was far from easy.
“It was funny; we had so
much trouble finding a four-
SEE MANAGER, PAGE 13
Carolina Comedy Festival 2008 preview
BY ALEXANDRIA SHEALY, ARTS EDITOR
From star-studded showcases of stand up
comedy to hands-on workshops geared
toward newcomers, the Carolina Union
Activities Board’s Carolina Comedy Festival
aims to bring a fair share of laughs to just about any
“This year, one of our goals is to continually increase
* All events are4ree for UNC
students except Lewis Black
► 7:30 p.m. today, Union Cabaret
► Watch students from UNC and
other schools compete to open for
comedian Lewis Black's
performance in Memorial Hall.
► 2 pm. to 4 pm. Friday, Union
► Chicago's premiere improv troupe,
the Sirens, will lead a session for
students interested in finding out
more about improv comedy.
Class with Black
► 5 pm. Friday, Union Auditorium
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“A couple of weeks into that,
we got a call from Bo\-z II Men’s
manager, who said they would be
willing to come. Our decision was
pretty much unanimous."
The concert will take place in
the Smith Center, which offers
enough space for 12,000 students
Although the concert will be free,
Marshall said a donation would
be requested for the Food Bank of
North Carolina, suggesting either
two cans of food or SI.
“We didn't want to charge,
because that brings out more stu
dents and brings our total cost
down," Marshall said. “And we like
the idea of making this a philan
thropic project, too."
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Senior Preston Puckett, the head manager of the UNC men's varsity basketball team, concentrates at practice in the Smith Center on Feb. 5.
Last year Puckett moved into a house off East Franklin Street with team members Bobby Frasor, Marcus Ginyard and Tyler Hansbrough.
► Have a conversation with Black.
A chance for one-on-one questions
and comments with the comedian
about anything and
Cabaret Comedy Chib
► 6 pm. Friday, Union Cabaret
► Watch the Sirens in action at this
comedy show. Free food and drinks
will be provided.
Lewis Black's “One Slight
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► 8:15 pm. Friday, Elizabeth Price
Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art
► The Department of Dramatic Arts'
Professional Actor Training Program
will perform "One Slight Hitch,’ a play
written by Black, in a script-in-hand
performance. A discussion with Black
will be held after the performance.
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ATHLETE MONEY The NCAA debates
the effects of covering extra athlete costs.
STATE OF THE UNION Deep Dish
brings the Pulitzer-winning play on stage.
HYBRID CARS The governor announced
anew research venture at N.C. State.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Congress weighed the potential
for a charitable effort when decid
ing whether or not to appropriate
funds. They voted unanimously to
approve the $20,000 request.
“We gave a lot of money for
homecoming, and they charge
for their concert tickets," Finance
Committee Chairman Pedro
Carreno said at the meeting.
The finance committee had
favorably reported SpringFest’s
request to the full Congress.
Bringing Boyz II Men to campus
will cost $42,000. About $30,000
goes to artist costs, while $12,000
is used for production fees, accord
ing to the Spring Fest budget.
Last year’s Spring Fest fea
tured rock group Carbon Leaf, for
SEE BOYZ II MEN. PAGE 13
the number of people we’re able to touch through our
programs," said Mallory Cash, CUAB’s comedy com
The festival, now in its fifth year, boasts marquee
acts such as Lewis Black and Rob Riggle. However,
the festival brings its stars off of the mainstage and
gives students the opportunity to interact with popu
lar comedy figures in intimate settings.
Tickets to the farce-romantic comedy
are available first come, first serve.
Stephan Fastis Comic Strip
Seminar Pearls Before
► 3:30 pm. to 4:30 pm. Saturday,
Union Class of 2000 Lounge
► Pastis, cartoonist of award-win
ning comic strip. "Pearis Before
Swine," will discuss his inspiration,
the creative process and more.
The Ins and Outs of Comedy
► 3:30 pm. to 4:30 pm. Saturday,
► Bryan Tucker, comedy writer
for "Saturday Night Live' and
"Chappeile's Show," will speak
about how to break into the
business of comedy writing.
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R&B group Boyz II Men will be performing at Spring Fest in April.
They reached fame as a quartet in the '9os but now perform as a trio.
A Daily Show Panel
► 4:30 pm. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday,
Union Class of 2000 Lounge
► Writers and producers from 'The
Daily Show" will talk about their
jobs and their work on a day-to-day
basis. Guests include Rob Riggle,
John Oliver, Jen Flanz and Rory
Lewis Black and Friends:
► 8 p.m. Saturday. Memorial Hall
► Black, Oliver and Riggle will
perform stand up in this annual
Carolina Comedy Festival staple.
Student stand-up competition
winners will open the performance.
Hosted by Albanese. Win tickets to
this event at noon Friday in the Pit
during 'Pie in the Face for Tickets."
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THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 2008
SBP candidates rarely
win without a runoff
BY KATY DOLL
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EOITOR
Without setting foot in office, J.J.
Raynor already has campus buzzing,
as she has managed to do something
no on else has since 1.997 take the
majority vote in a general election
or more candi
are required to
win at least 51
percent of the
prepares for her
term as student
vote, so in most races with more than
two people a runoff is required.
In recent history, the race for the
2006-07 student body presidential
position was the only one without a
runoff, as James Allred and Bernard
Holloway were the only candidates.
But runoffs have become a cam
pus election hallmark, providing
students with an additional week
to hear from their candidates.
“The runoff is treated just like
a normal election,’ said Mitchell
this day in history
FEB. 14,1944 ...
The Chapel Hill Business and
Professional Women's Club makes
plans to improve UNC female
employees' status amid worry
about post-war employment.
BY KATIE HOFFMANN
As the deadline to replace
Chancellor James Moeser draws
closer, it’s time for the search com
mittee to get down to business.
But the University community
is split as to how much.
As fundraising becomes increas
ingly vital to remain competitive
as a public university, many mem
bers of the UNC community think
the new chancellor should have at
least some business background.
The chancellor will take the reins
as construction is supposed to start
for Carolina North, a research satel
lite campus that is set to cost hun
dreds of millions of dollars to build.
UNC also has been struggling to
keep faculty salaries competitive.
But several faculty members said
selecting a candidate solely for busi
ness experience could negatively
impact academics at UNC.
Bill Funk, head of R. William
Funk & Associates, the consulting
firm hired by the committee, said
that he has not necessarily seen a
trend of universities choosing lead
ers with business backgrounds but
that institutions select the person
who best meets their needs.
He said he thinks that candidates
without an experienced background
—and at least some knowledge of
academia will not be frontrun
ners in the UNC race.
“Folks who have only narrow
experience or perspectives are not
the ones being sought out’
The committee has not ruled out
people outside the academic world,
said chairman Nelson Schwab.
“We re looking at candidates from
a wide background, from within
academia and from without. And
then it will be up to us to make that
Senior writer Kelly Giedraitis
Contact the Investigative
Editor at iteam(aunc.edu.
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Capriglione, chairman of the Board
of Elections. “All the same rules of
the last week of the election are
During the 1997 election. Mo
Nathan captured the title of stu
dent body president, winning
about 70 percent of the vote.
He had 2.206 ballots compared
to his opponents Andrew Pearson
and Shawn Faley who gained 446
and 443 votes respectively.
Former Board of Elections
Chairman Jim Brew-er said this
might show a correlation between
voting campaigns and first-round
“In ’97, that was the last time the
board did a huge effort to get the
vote out," Brewer said, mentioning
that the board promised incentives
such as free food to voters.
In the event of a runoff, hope
fuls get a stipend for the extra cam
paign costs, starting with SIOO for
student body president down to
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