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Absolut troubles U.S.-Mexico relations
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
The Absolut vodka company has apologized for an ad campaign playing on
Mexican resentment to 19th century U.S. territory acquisition after hear
ing angry calls for a boycott among U.S. consumers.
The campaign, which depicts ideal scenarios under the slogan “In an
Absolut World," shows a 1830 s-era map when Mexico still included California,
Texas and parts of other southwestern states. Mexico lost that territory in the 1848
Mexican-American War and the war for Texas independence.
The ads sparked Internet debate, with claims that it speaks about border policy.
“In no way was it meant to offend or disparage, nor does it advocate an altering of
borders, nor does it lend support to any anti-American sentiment." Absolut stated.
NOTED. A Louisiana Senate proposal to
honor the New Orleans cocktail known as the
Sazerac by making the whiskey -based drink the
official state cocktail has been rejected.
Though agreeing the drink has become world -
famous. Sen. Buddy Shaw and others said it was
inappropriate to honor an alcoholic beverage.
They said the resolution would “send the
wrong message" about the state as a whole.
Poetry reading: Local poets will
showcase their work in celebration
of National Poetry Month. For more
information, call 918-7387.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Century Center in
Tranquility Zone: The Baha'i
Club will host "Tranquility Zone,"
a multisensory experience of peace
and serenity. Come escape from the
pressures of life and rest, reflect
and refuel with inspiring words and
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Student Union, Room
Annual Park lecture The Roy H.
Park Distinguished Lecture presents
Knight Professor Rich Beckman, who
will deliver his lecture "The Road
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Carroll Hall, Room 111
Self-defense workshop: There
will be a free three-hour self-defense
workshop for both men and women
presented by Safe Skills Inc., which
QUOTED. “1 don’t want anybody to think
they can't have a private conversation, but keep
New York lawyer John Clifford, who suc
cessfully defended himself from assault charges
after confronting several subway riders talking
loudly on cell phones. Clifford, fio. admitted to
cursing at one man and "a 19-> ear-old nitwit" and
slapping the hand of another woman.
specializes in self-defense programs.
Come learn awareness, skills and
prevention. You must pre-register at
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Teague Residence Hall
Mural talk: Muralist Michael
Brown will discuss his downtown
work as part of the Painted Wall
Project, which aims to restore
Brown's murals. For more informa
tion, call 967-9440.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Horace Williams House
Sorority birthday celebration:
UNC's Alpha Chapter of Theta Nu
Xi multicultural sorority Inc. will
celebrate its Founder's Day with cake
in the Pit and present its annual
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a
presentation at noon
Location: the Pit
Christianity and culture lecture:
History professor Thomas Laqueur will
discuss 'What to do with the dead in
the 19th century." Laqueur has pub
lished about the history of the body,
gender, sexuality and death.
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Murphey Hall, Room 116
Weekly vigil: Peace and justice
vigils are held every Friday. For more
information, call 942-2535.
Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: the corner of Elliott Road
and East Franklin Street
Cookout: Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority will hold a cookout for the
Tar Heel Trot, which raises money for
breast cancer awareness.
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kappa Kappa Gamma
To make a calendar submission,
or e-mail Deputy Managing Editor
Rachel Ullrich at dthcalendarOgmail.
com. Events will be published in the
newspaper on the day and the day
before they take place and will be
posted online when received.
Submissions must be sent in by
noon the preceding publication date.
2008 Carolina Challenge
Saturday, April I 9
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
t* Support the teams in UNC's Entrepreneurial
& Vote for the SI,OOO People's Choice Award
& Enjoy band and 880 on the plaza
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Sophia Duong, a freshman, makes smoothies for “juice
therapy" Wednesday on Polk Place. “Juice therapy”
is part of Health Focus’ second annual Alternative
Medicine Health Fair. The group also provided informa
tion on reflexology-, homeopathy and meditation.
■ An incident of vandalism
and willful damage to property
was reported after the windshield
of a 2004 Buick was damaged in
a North Columbia Street parking
lot, according to Chapel Hill police
Damage of S3OO to the wind
shield and to the car were reported
Monday, reports state.
■ A Chapel Hill man faces a fel
ony charge of possession of a sched
ule I controlled substance, accord
ing to Chapel Hill police reports.
Dwayne Rayshon Degraffenried.
27, of 5218 N.C. 54, was pulled over
for speeding and w r as arrested on
a charge of driving with a revoked
license at 4:09 p.m. Monday near
Estes Drive. A police search found
narcotics, according to reports.
Degraffenried faces misdemean
or charges for speeding and driv
ing with a suspended or revoked
license. He faces a felony charge of
drug possession, reports state.
He was released in lieu of SLSOO
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bail and was scheduled to appear
in court Tuesday, reports state.
■ A UNC lab tech was arrest
ed on a charge of driving while
impaired at 2:07 a.m. Sunday at
409 W. Franklin Street, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.
Elroy Hervey Jr., 25, of 414
Sykes St., faces misdemeanor
charges of driving while impaired,
reckless driving, speeding, driving
left of center and driving without
a license. He registered a 0.14 BAC
on the Intoxilyzer, reports state.
His red 1995 Chevrolet was left
at the scene and he was confined
at Orange County Jail until he was
sober, reports state.
Hervey is scheduled to appear
in court May 13, reports state.
■ Larceny was reported at 3:24
p.m. Tuesday at 980 Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd. after someone stole
a Pulsar watch, valued at SSO, and
S2O in cash, according to Chapel
Hill police reports.