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    VOLUME 116, ISSUE 29
Concert to benefit Carson’s fund
Free food, live music to be offered
More than a month after Student
Body President Eve Carsons murder,
members of student government
and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity
are working to fulfill one of her aspi
rations for the University.
Life, solidarity, friendship and
music will be celebrated at the Eve
Carson Memorial Benefit Concert
from 3 p.m. to 7 p m. Saturday on
the Polk Place quad.
Five bands, many featuring stu
dent members, will perform at the
‘I don’t think she would have
had it any other way,’ said Mike
Tarrant, former student body sice
SHAC is oldest
student-run clinic
For Agustin Abdallah, the
Student Health Action Coalition
was what kept him interested in
pursuing a career in medicine.
The UNC alumnus now works
as a translator for one of the ser
vices at SHAC. He’s also planning
to apply to medical school soon.
“I started working here when
I was taking organic chemistry,’
said Abdallah, a member of one
of SHACs subgroups called Salsa.
“And when school work sort of (got
me) down a little bit, SHAC really
rejuvenated me and rejuvenated my
desire to keep pursuing medicine.'
SHAC, the oldest student-run,
volunteer clinic in the country, not
only serves as a learning experi
ence for those going into the health
field but also provides a service to
the community.
And on Sunday the clinic will
celebrate +0 years of service with a
free birthday bash at the Carr boro
Arts Center.
Students, alumni, former SHAC
volunteers and anyone interested
are welcome to eat cake, enjoy music
and learn about SHACs history'.
“To be able to celebrate 40 years
of this kind of work is kind of stel
lar,’ said Jason Blatt, a second-year
medical student and volunteer.
During the past four decades.
SHAC has evolved into six differ-
rime: 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Location: Carrboro Arts Center, 301
Main St.
Last day to register to vote
Today is the last day to regis
ter to vote before one-stop vot
ing begins next Thursday, and
UNC Heels for Hillary and UNC
Students for Barack Obama are
intensifying their efforts.
While Students for Obama has
concentrated its energy on voter
registration in Orange County,
Heels for Hillary has focused
on phone banking as a means
of answering questions about
Clinton's platform and encourag
ing voters to register.
After reaching the 2,000 mark
Wednesday, Students for Obama
still plans to continue its voter
registration efforts until todays 5
p.m. deadline.
“We’re asking people to reg
ister in Orange County because
you won’t be going home dur
ing finals,’ said junior Caroline
Stover, a volunteer for Students
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UNIVERSITY Student Action with
Workers raise awareness in Polk Place.
CITY A Latino Health Fair is being
held in Carrboro on Sunday.
Residents raise concerns at a meeting
about the new waste-tranfer station.
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president. “A community of stu
dents, staff and alum all coming
together as a Carolina family to
celebrate life the way Eve did."
Organizations are not normally
allowed to use Polk Place for their
events, but an exception was made
for Saturdays event.
“This isn’t the only tribute event
to Eve on campus, but this one is
special in that it was an idea she
had herself Tarrant said.
Ron Bilbao. Carson's former
executive assistant who initiated
the idea after Carson's death, said
the concert is the fulfillment of one
of Carson’s major plans for UNC.
“Eve always talked about hav
ing this really great concert in the
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Dr. Ana Benitez-Graham, (center), a dermatology resident, and first-year UNC medical student Daniel Schneider evaluate a skin rash on a
patient's calf at the Student Health Action Coalition clinic Wednesday. SHAC is the oldest functioning free student-run clinic in the nation.
ent branches and made a differ
ence in many lives.
But SHAC is best known for its
free clinic, held every Wednesday
night at the Carrboro Community
Health Center.
Generally servicing low-income,
less-privileged members of the com
munity, SHAC welcomes anyone in
for Obama.
After the deadline, the group
will promote one-stop voting and
make announcements at campus
Clintons N.C. campaign has
seen success with its Web site,, which invites
N.C. residents to send in questions
and concerns to Clinton. She will
answer some in TV ads.
“It is showing the dedication of
Sen. Clinton to what important
issues are in North Carolina,"
said Jason Lindsay, field organiz
er at Clinton's Raleigh campaign
The Web site has currently
received more than 6,oooquestions.
The campaign aims to respond to
each asker, Lindsay said.
Amanda Vaughn, director of
Heels for Hillary, stressed the
importance of relating Clinton’s
message in the lead-up to the pri
mary. She has engaged the campus
focused college fair is today.
A professor who is suing UNC-W for
discrimination lectures on free speech.
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performs Saturday in Memorial Hall.
quad," he said.
Bilbao reached out to his broth
ers at Tau Kappa Epsilon, the new
est fraternity at UNC, and student
government to lend a hand.
Collectively the organizations
combined resources to plan an
event “the way she always pictured
it," according to the event's page on
Face book, where nearly 1,000 stu
dents have said they plan to attend.
The concert is free, but donations
to the Eve Carson Memorial Fund
will be accepted. Event T-shirts and
Carolina blue wristbands bearing
Carson’s name will be sold, with
proceeds going to the fund.
Mediterranean Deli, Panera
Bread, McAlister’s Deli, Jimmy
John's and Yogurt Pump have all
signed on to donate food for the
event free of charge.
need of service, free of charge.
“SHAC is about providing a
service that is really, really needed
by a lot of members in our com
munity, and it is about providing
it, no questions asked.’ said Anna
McCullough, former SHAC direc
tor. adding that the group also
takes a holistic approach.
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instead of focusing on voter regis
‘lt's good that the campaign is
trying to answer questions direct
ly,’ Vaughn said, adding that this
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“Once people started finding
out about the event their enthusi
asm spreads like a virus,' said Ryan
Kirkman, one of the founding mem
bers and social chairman ofTKE. “1
don't think we talked to anyone that
w asn’t willing to lend a hand."
The Friday Afternoon Jam will be
the first band to perform at 3 p.m.
“Playing for Eve will be slightly
surreal," said Frank Sturges, a mem
ber of student government and
member of The Friday Afternoon
Jam. “I can still remember her
coming on stage and introducing
us for Fall Fest."
Some of the bands have even
written songs especially for Eve.
Bilbao said the event isn’t just
for the people that knew Eve but
for anyone who embodies her
Before seeing the medical team,
patients are seen by a public health
student to assist them with topics,
such as nutrition, tobacco, physical
activity and cancer screenings.
They also have a conference
with a social-work student who
can counsel them on housing,
income or jobs.
Hits title no big deal for Flack
Last summer, former Tar Heel
shortstop Chad Prosser and cur
rent third baseman Chad Flack
UNC’s all-time hit king worked
together at North Carolina's base
ball camp.
The two had met before. Prosser
was a camp counselor at UNC
when Flack was in high school,
but 2007 was the first time they
really got to know each other.
Flack was able to learn a little
bit about life in pro baseball
Prosser had just finished his third
year in the Houston Astros’ minor
league system. And he got to see
yet another Tar Heel striving for
“(Flack)’s a great guy,’ Prosser
said. ‘He's put in a lot of hard
work, and it's obviously paving
One thing they didn't mention
was that Prosser was the current
all-time hits leader.
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The 22nd CROP Walk, which
benefits the Inter-Faith Council
and Church World Services,
is aiming to reach S1 million
donated in its history.
Eve Carson
Memorial Benefit
► 3 pm. to 7 pm. Saturday, Polk
The Backßeat
The Friday Afternoon Jam
The Nothing Noise
The Huguenots
Nine PM Traffic
► Eve’s Dance Party T-shirts and
other memorabilia will be sold
‘This concert is the essence of
how she lived," he said.
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“When patients come to SHAC,
they know they are in a safe place
because we are not asking for doc
umentation. They know they are
guaranteed to have an interpreter."
McCullough said.
Interpreters, like Abdallah, also
Another was that Flack was all
but certain to break the record in
the upcoming season.
It wasn't because of a mutual
respect between the Tar Heel
greats though that is not lacking.
It had nothing to do with some
weird superstition, which base
ball players are famous for hav
ing. It was much simpler than
“I did not know he held the
record," Flack said. “Plus, I had no
clue I was anywhere close."
And Flack is glad to have the
record if only because he doesn't
have to answer any more ques
tions about it.
“It's just something that came
along, and I’m happy to do it,’
he said. ‘l’m just going to keep
rolling and hopefully get more
Heading to Clemson this
weekend. Flack and the Tar
this day in history
APRIL 11.1966 ...
A nationwide shutdown of more
than 65 percent of truck companies
causes campus officials to discuss
how they will get imperative
medical supplies to UNC.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
Board goes from
Stage 3 to Stage 1
With 403 days of water stored
and a decrease in customer
consumption, Chapel Hill and
Carrboro moved from Stage
3 to Stage 1 water restrictions
The Orange Water and Sewer
Authority Board of Directors
made the decision with reservoirs
almost 70 percent full and with
enough water to make it to New
Year's Eve even if it doesn't rain.
Residents can now’ return to
washing cars and watering lawns
while paying lower surcharges
after reducing their water use to
historically low levels.
Residents used 6.36 million
gallons per day last w’eek. com
pared to 8.38 million the first
week of April during the 2002
Board Chairman Randy
Kabrick said he believes the com
munity will continue those con
servation efforts.
“I think they will continue con
servation as a lifestyle," he said.
“Why not? It saves them money."
The move to Stage 1 will ease
restrictions for large consumers
and individual residents.
Butch Kisiah. director of
Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation,
said moving to Stage 1 would aid
in county construction projects,
as well as the upkeep of recre
ational parks and fields.
“Athletic fields are deteriorat
ing at a rapid rate, and without
irrigation to promote recovery
of fields, we're looking at cancel
ing outdoor recreation this fall."
Kisiah said.
The University, too, needs water
for watering lawns and athletic
fields, said Carolyn Elfland, asso
ciate vice chancellor for campus
The University is OWASA's
largest customer and accounted
for 26.2 percent of OWASA water
used in December and January .
“We need 8 million gallons
between now and the end of the
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UNC third baseman Chad Flack,
seen here in a March 2007 game,
became UNC's all-time hits leader
Sunday against Georgia Tech.
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