VOLUME 115, ISSUE 158
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Marcus Ginyard tries to reel in a
rebound during North Carolina's
84-70 victory against N.C. State
Wednesday night at the RBC center.
Play interprets a classic film
noir, also a 1935 novella
BY WILL AUGEROT
The nervous energy of film noir pervades UNC
communication studies professor Tony Perucci’s new
stage adaptation of James M. Cain s novella “Double
Indemnity." which debuts at 8 p.m. today in Swain
Hall’s Studio 6 Theatre and runs until March 2.
The whirlwind experimental piece, which is also
an adaptation of Billy Wilder’s 1.944 film of the same
name, explores gender roles and capitalism two
key subjects of film noir.
The plot hinges on principal character Walter
Neff’s job as an insurance salesman, but Perucci said
he sees the job as the epitome of how
“It turns them into a cost-benefit where
some people are just expendable." he said.
Neff and his lover, Phyllis Dietrichsonjare played
by a variety of actors in the play, each portraying dif
ferent sides of their respective characters!
Junior Tim Jarman, senior Timothy Daly and
Brian Gorham-all plav Neff-iivthe production. -
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Double Indemnity, a film noir-inspired theatrical production, opens today at Swain Hall's Studio 6 Theatre. The play uses aspects of James M. Cain's novella and Billy Wilder's 1944 film of the same name
as well as combines multimedia technology, modem dance and contemporary theater. Junior Tim Jarman (above left) and sophomore Maria Facelli play murderous lovers Walter Neff and Phyllis Dietrichsori.
Campus awakes to a red Old Well
BY SERGIO TOVAR
One of UNC’s most iconic landmarks
was vandalized early Wednesday morning
hours before UNC and N.C. State tipped
off at the RBC Center.
Red paint was splashed onto one of the
Old Well’s columns, and red and white chalk
graffiti also was found on the bricks sur
rounding the monument.
Some chalk writing and spray paint also was
found on the bricks around the Bell Tower.
No suspect has been identified.
Department of Public Safety Spokesman
Randy Young said officials received a call
about the vandalism at about 7:30 a.m.
DPS contacted facility services officials,
who arrived at the scene and repainted the
column back to its original color. A member
of the grounds crew also pressure-washed
the bricks to get rid of the graffiti.
*lt was pretty much cleared by 10 (a.m.),"
Upon hearing of the Old Well vandalism,
students expressed discontent and suggested
that N.C. State fans might be responsible.
“It’s very high school,” freshman Chloe
Whiteaker said. “It’s a little drastic they’re
probably a little resentful.”
Many students said N.C. State fans could
just be angry after the 93-62 defeat Jan. 12.
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KID SMILES County groups are trying
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N.C. youth could push a red state to blue.
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Not this year, UNC wins in Raleigh
BY JESSE BAUMGARTNER
RALEIGH With 10:44 to go
in Wednesday’s game against N.C.
State, Tyler Hansbrough got his shot
blocked badly —and committed
a quick foul. On his way back down
the floor he
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UNC 84 he calmed by
N.C State 70 senior Quentin
That would usually be the reac
tion of a player struggling and his
team trailing, not one with 26 points,
10 rebounds and his team up by 17.
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Some said the actions went a little too far.
“1 get the rivalry prank thing, but defacing
property is a whole other story,” junior Corey
Defacing of public property, Young said,
can be considered a class 1 or 2 misdemeanor,
which could carry jail time. But he said that
those charged with the crime usually only
have to pay for the damages they’ve caused.
In 2005 there was an incident in which
people used stencils to paint the N.C. State
logo on bricks around the Bell Tower and
other parts of campus. Young said. The van
dals were apprehended in that case.
Bobby - Mills, N.C. State’s student body pres
ident, said an incident took place a couple of
years ago when UNC fans painted their Free
Expression Tunnel Carolina blue. Students
now patrol the tunnel the night before games
to protect it from rowdy UNC fans.
Mills said he hadn’t previously heard
about the Old Well incident
Young urged the campus community - to
contact DPS officials if they have any infor
mation that may lead to an apprehension.
“All we basically have is reports of suspi
cious activity around the Bell Tower area at
around 3 a.m."
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TERROR IN DURHAM
The ninth annual Nevennore
film Festival will bring
independent horror films to the
Triangle. It starts Friday and
goes until Sunday.
really identify- with that frustration
after getting blown out 84-70 at the
RBC Center thanks to a second-half
offensive bombshell from the Tar
Heels (25-2,10-2 in the ACC).
“We came out in the second
half and I thought we really
played well," said UNC coach Roy
Williams, who improved to 15-1 in
his career against N.C. State.
“We made a conscious effort to
try to get the ball to TVler inside, and
I thought he made a lot of plays."
Early on, the Wolfpack (15-11.
4-8) rode the emotion of a team
in desperate need of a win. They
were rewarded with several early
leads and a top-play nominee when
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A member of the facility services grounds crew
pressure washes the bricks around the Old Well
after it was vandalized early Wednesday morning.
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r for a 31-25 lead.
PAGE 15 But a
sequence to end
the first half quickly switched the
Catching the ball at the top of
the key. Hansbrough bumped and
spun his way into the lane to tie the
game at 31. Then it was the tale of
two wide open 3-point looks, as
N.C. State's Trevor Ferguson air
balled while Wayne Ellington
swished to give the Tar Heels a 34-
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
31 halftime lead.
“We made up our minds that we
were going to defend." Ellington
said of the turnaround. “We started
defending, and with turnovers we
got some easy buckets on offense."
The second half had a nice
rhythm to it for UNC's offense. It
went something like: Hansbrough.
Ellington, Hansbrough. Ellington.
Once in a while it even switched to
While the big man dominated
in the lane all night long. Ellington
continued his hot shooting with
three long-distance bombs and 21
total points for the game.
Hansbrough ended the game with
still proving ineffective
BY ANASA HICKS
A week from today, the Orange
W'ater and Sewer Authority Board
of Directors will meet to decide
whether to implement Stage 3
water shortage restrictions in
response to severe drought.
Although OWASA has encour
aged conservation and residents
of Chapel Hill and Carrboro have
UNC also is conservation
working to efforts have
cut back on its not yet met the
water use. Stage 2 goal
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in water usage. Stage 3 aims to
reduce usage by 20 percent.
OWASA has encouraged con
servation since long before the
drought, said Greg Feller, the
authority's public affairs repre
He said seasonal water conser
vation rates went into effect for
all OW’ASA customers in 2002,
Those rates discourage water
this day in history
The Pines Restaurant in Chapel
Hill is robbed of S7OO after a thief
enters through a side window and
forces open the safe. The
restaurant was a town favorite.
32 points and 12 rebounds his
third 30-point game in the last eight
The two combined for 30 second
half points and 53 for the game.
“Tyler and myself we’re big
offensive threats on the offensive
end," Ellington said.
“Teams know that and teams play
us for that. And for us to consistent
ly come out and be able to do that
every night that’s something that
our team needs and it’s big for us."
Thomas again had a quietly effi
cient game with 10 points and seven
assists against two turnovers. And he
didn't mind having the two big scor-
SEE STATE, PAGE 5
1 to 4 gallons to flush the toilet
2 to 4 gallons to brush teeth
if water is left running
30 gallons per shower
35 to 50 gallonstoruna
load of laundry
50 gallons to wash a car
150 gallons used per person
► See how much water you
use at www.owasa.org/pages/
consumption by increasing water
prices during the peak usage time
between May and September.
In October, OWASA adopted
increasing block rates for indi
vidually metered homes, a more
severe conservation measure in
which water rates go up as usage
SEE TOWN WATER, PAGE 5
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