VOLUME 116, ISSUE 42
Council to eye elections funds
Could benefit grassroots candidates
BY KATHRYN ARDIZZONE
Chapel Hill could become a
model for “voter-owned" elections
throughout the state if the Chapel
Hill Town Council adopts a pro
posal that would create publicly
funded grants for municipal can
Citizens spoke at a public forum
May 14 before the Town Council
and a crowd of about three dozen.
If enacted, the ordinance could
drastically alter the nature of polit
ical campaigns in Chapel Hill.
BEFORE THE BIG SHOW
New SBP preps
for trustee speech
BY NATE HEWITT
J.J. Raynor has a list of five goals
on a bulletin board in her office.
One of today’s was to write a com
pelling speech for todays Board of
The speech will be among
Raynor’s first formal remarks as
student body president.
"She’s going to give us an update
about what's going on around cam
pus and lay out an agenda that's
important to her." said Roger Pern',
chairman of the Board of Thistees.
Among other issues, Raynor
and the board will discuss the
University’s public service Web
site and blue lights initiative.
But Raynor said she is most
excited about a presentation on aca
demic advising. She and the board
will discuss anew “personal advis
ing system” at today's meeting.
“We’ve had a long review pro
cess for advising," she said. “We’re
trying to find out why student sur
veys remain positive, yet advising
has such a bad rap on campus."
Raynor said it is difficult for
students to get personal and pro
fessional advice from advisers
because advising departments
work in teams rather than pair
ing advisers with individual stu
Since she was inaugurated April
1, Raynor said she has tried to
promote the Carolina Way as for
mer Student Body President Eve
Carson envisioned it
Raynor said she wants to redi
rect UNC’s focus from competition
with peer institutions to its func
tion as the first public university.
“It’s important to set a theme
and keep it throughout the year
something that shows off her per
sonality not only as a leader, but
Tar Heels take early exit from NCAAs
BY CHRISTIAN WISSEH
Seniors Cassie Palmer and
Jennifer Jacobs couldn't interview
alone with the heartbreaking 7-6
loss to the Campbell Camels fresh
in their minds.
“1 need you with me in my hour
of need,” Palmer said to Jacobs,
who was still sniffling.
The two infielders stood beside
each other in a mix of sadness and
disbelief just minutes after the
then-No. 13 North Carolina soft
ball team was eliminated from the
NCAA Chapel Hill Regional on
In two regular-season meetings
against Campbell, UNC pitchers
threw no-hitters in both contests.
But this time, Campbell was
able to get six key hits in the final
three innings of the Tar Heels'
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The program is voluntary and
would require participants to
demonstrate a strong measure of
community support before receiv
ing public funding.
Candidates for Town Council
would have to raise $750 in dona
tions of S5 to S2O from at least
75 people to quality for a grant of
$3,000 from the council, while
mayoral candidates would need to
raise $1,500 of equally-sized dona
tions from at least 150 people to
quality for a grant of $9,000.
Council candidates are limited
IF YOU GO
Time: 8 a.m. today
Location: Chancellor's Ballroom,
as a person: someone who under
stands before trying to be under
stood," said former Student Body
Vice President Mike Tarrant.
Another goal on Raynor’s bulle
tin board that she plans to discuss
at today's meeting is anew mentor
ing program, which the University
will introduce in the fall.
The program will connect one
sophomore, junior and senior to a
group of about 20 freshmen to help
them make the most of opportuni
ties the University has to offer.
“It’s a way of inspiring people to
start organizations, lead organiza
tions and do research by introduc
ing them to older students with
similar interests," Raynor said. “We
really want to connect students.”
In March, Raynor took a seat on
the chancellor search committee
before she even took office, after
the committee invited her to serve
in Carson’s stead.
“She serves as a very effective
member of the board," Perry said.
“She’s a person who’s skilled at reach
ing out to the student body."
The first Board of Trustees
meeting is usually an opportunity
for the student body president to
meet the trustees and present her
goals, but Raynor said this year’s
will have a different function.
“I’ve already got a rundown of
each Board ofTrustees member and
what they're interested in," she said.
“This meeting will be a chance
for me to frame the year and show
the board that I am a resource for
them that accurately represents the
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All the Camels' offense came
after a two-and-a-half hour rain
delay. The rain also cooled down
the hot bats of UNC, who went
into the delay with a 3-0 lead after
a base-clearing double by junior
Campbell went on to score five
runs including a three-run homer
by catcher Amanda Littlejohn in
the bottom of the fifth inning.
“It was an avalanche," UNC
pitcher Amber Johnson said of the
inning. “It was just one thing after
The Tar Heels mounted a late
game comeback of their own as
sophomore Danielle Spaulding
showed why she was named the
ACC Player of the Year, hitting a
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Durham resident Watson Meng
created a blog to provide news
to a Chinese society blocked
from many of the world's media
to raising and spending $2,250,
and mayoral candidates are lim
ited to $4,500.
The N.C. General Assembly
mandated that the town hold a
public hearing on the issue before
finalizing a decision.
Council member Sally Greene
said these requirements could
make grassroots campaigns a
necessity for municipal candidates
and would compel town leaders to
be more responsive to the needs of
She referenced her own cam
paign, in which she said she relied
heavily on grassroots fundraising.
“By the time I was elected I
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North Carolina hosted its first-ever NCAA regional last weekend, but the
Tar Heels couldn't take advantage and were eliminated by Campbell 7-6.
had the ability to know that I had
been supported by lots and lots of
people," she said. “I still know that
I have that base."
The majority of citizens who
spoke to the council said they
approve of the ordinance.
The supporters of the ordinance,
who ranged from ordinary citizens
to representatives for major politi
cal organizations throughout the
state, said they view the proposal
as a crucial step in curbing the
increasing influence of money in
But recently defeated mayoral
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on May 30 as the first of UNC's
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continue to debate
System seeks help
from AG’s office
BY STEPHANIE METZEN
The N.C. Community College
System has found itself in the
midst of the
rights of illegal
and both the
petition to fight
the N.C. Attorney General's Office
have weighed in.
On May 13, The N.C. Community
College System announced their
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The first major wagon train on
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THURSDAY. MAY 22, 2008
mourn tragic loss
BY ANIKA ANAND
Lisa Carolyn Moran came from
Scotland to Chapel Hill to study
law and economics and enjoy the
picturesque scenery of UNC’s
Tragically, though, her life was
cut short May 15 when she was
hit by a Chapel Hill Transit bus
while jogging on Manning Drive
why she would
Hill, of all
places, to live.
she just got
on UNC’s Web
site and saw
how pretty it
was and just
fell in love with
it." Trotta said.
“She knew she
had to go."
said she was
was killed while
shocked and saddened when she
found out, but she said she enjoys
reliving their memories together.
Though her exams ended at
the beginning of May, Moran had
planned to stay on so she could do
TYotta said Moran was excited
about going to New York for the
first time and was also trying to
book a trip to Washington. D.C.
Moran loved working out and
was “very athletic despite being
so tiny," Trotta said. She was a
ski instructor and played squash
in Scotland. The two roommates
often went to the gy-m together,
as well as UNC basketball and
Accordingto Morans Facebook.
com profile, she identified herself
as "Tar Heel Faithful."
A third year law student in
Scotland, Moran spent the past
semester at UNC’s School of Law.
“We are deeply saddened by-
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decision to stop accepting illegal
immigrants into degree programs
after receiving legal advice from
the N.C. Attorney General’s Office
J.B. Kelly, general counsel
to N.C. Attorney General Roy
Cooper, recommended in a letter
sent to the Community College
System that they amend the pre
vious open-door policy, which was
implemented in November 2007.
Soon after the opinion became
public. Gov. Mike Easley released
a statement encouraging the N.C.
Community College System to con
tinue accepting illegal immigrants.
Audrey Bailey, a spokeswoman
for the N.C. Community College
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