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DOSe Wikipedia: where anyone can break news FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS It is well known around Carroll Hall that the journalism industry is rapidly changing. Add the fact that Wikipedia broke the news of “Meet the Press" host Tim Russert’s death before anyone else to the list of events that prove the concept of professional journalism is getting increasingly murky. According to Business Week, the news was posted on Russert’s Wikipedia page at 2 p.m., a full hour before the New York Times posted an item and an hour and a half before Russert’s own NBC sent the legendary Tom Brokaw out to inform the nation of the news. There is no indication of exactly who posted the update, but the IP address goes back to an IT firm that works on the Web site of —surprise!— NBC News. NOTED. It was just a normal afternoon for Indiana 12-year-old Dominique Morefield, who was operating a lemonade stand with her friends, but that all changed when a man approached and demanded their profits. All sl7-50 of them. Morefield then took action, chasing the man into a nearby house and calling police. The man was eventually arrested on felony charges of robbery. THURSDAY Art exhibition Carrboro artist Maggi Ann Grace is presenting an exhibition titled "How High the Moon." which features India inspired paintings. The exhibit opened June 1 and will continue through September 1 at Tonali Restaurant in Durham. Call 489- 8000 for more information or visit Grace’s Web site at http://www. maggigrace.com/pamtings.html. Time: Various times Location: Tonali Restaurant, 3642 Shannon Road in Durham Dinner series: The Carolina Crossroads restaurant inside The Carolina Inn is kicking off its "Diamonds Are a Diner's Best Friend" dinner series with the help of chef Jimmy Reale and other local chefs from AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurants. The cost is 595 per person plus tax and gratuity. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St FRIDAY Science activity The Morehead QUOTED. "We don't feel that someone in the parade who is topless or nearly naked is appro priate for a family audience." Ashland, Ore., July 4 parade chairman James Kidd, in response to Ashland resident Jen Moss, who said she planned to ride in the parade wearing only a hemp G-string. Moss is known as the "naked lady" around town for frequently biking topless. COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Planetarium and Science Center | will host 'DESTINY Days," a series : that offers visitors an insight into • its science education initiative, the : DESTINY traveling science learn • ing program. The 40-foot mobile : laboratory will be open to the public • for hands-on scientific exploration. 1 Admission is free with a planetarium ; ticket or S3 otherwise. For more infor j mation, call 962-1236. : Time 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Location: Morehead Planetarium : and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin : st. • Hog day: The 26th Annual • Hillsborough Hog Day will feature a : barbecue cook-off, live entertainment, • arts and crafts, children's activities, | antique car show, vendors and much • more. There will be a concert Friday | by The Deal and the Flabbergasters • Admission is S5, children under 12 are • admitted free. Call 732-8156 for more : information. • Time: Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., : Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Location: Downtown Hillsborough j and Cameron Park SATURDAY • Sidewalk sale: The Shops at News Eastgate will be having a sidewalk sale. There will be great savings and specials. Visit http://www.shoppin geastgate.com for details. Time all day Location The Shops at Eastgate, 1800 E. Franklin St. Summer solstice celebration The UNC Forest Theater will host a family summer solstice celebration. It will feature songs and stories from around the world with storyteller Faye Stanley Families and their children are invited to dress in costumers that honof-tbe— moon. Time: 7 p.m. Location UNC Forest Theater on Country Club Road To make a calendar submission, visit www.dailytarheel.com/calendar, or e-mail Managing Editor Andrew Liu at ajliuOemail.unc.edu with 'calendar' in the subject line. Events will be pub fished 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 Easley pushing for drought legislation BY JESSICA SPRINGER SPECIAL TO THE OTH What seemed to be one of the worst droughts North Carolina had ever seen, starting with water shortages last summer, turned out to be just the start of an unfortu nate environmental trend that the governor's office says might be- alle viated. in part, with legislation. Gov. Mike Easley sent one of his chief spokesmen. Deputy Press Secretary Seth Effron, to ITNC on Tuesday to explain the proposed bill and press the N.C. General Assembly to take action. Effron discussed the bill's key provisions. which include the reg istration of large industrial water withdrawals and transfers. The bill also would prohibit communities from charging less for increased water usage and require them to develop water shortage plans involving water audits. Incentives are part of the |iackage for those who follow the guidelines. “If communities met certain restrictions, they would receive a better opportunity to receive safe water loans from the state and tax breaks for big businesses that traditionally use a lot of water but choose to cut down," Effron said. Effron was on campus to address the N.C. Scholastic Media Association's Summer Institute and also talked about his transition from journalism to politics. But it was the drought that was on his mind Tuesday, from lesser shortages to the heaviest droughts in western North Carolina. "I like to think of it as just -tlmii/hl, Uillv.uJA.viHLii>jH’ sjiiivvfd off the drought meter -a map null-* eating by color code which parts of the state an* in which level of water distress. “If you're in one of the col ors, you're in bad shape.' As of June 10. the state had seen 2.5 inches less than the previous year’s rainfall total, which starts the state in a water deficit just as the dry season liegins. Effron called the current envi ronmental state “news that oozes" an issue that's hard to see until it's at the (leak of its destruction. In March. Easley publicly rec ognized the drought and called for the General Assembly to pass his legislative plan to modernize water svstems, mandate conservation and (Thr Dailii £ar Hrrl ’<NB | msSßam * i JPB DTH/JESSICA SPRINGER Seth Effron, deputy press secretary for Gov. Mike Easley, holds up a drought meter to explain the levels of drought throughout the state. upgrade emergency response. Now. with summer here and the drought spreading again across the state, Easley is pushing for urgent action, even though there have been drier times. Ryan Boyles, director of the state climate office, said that despite the current shortage, N.C. droughts are nothing new. “From looking at tree rings we can see that there have been worse peri ods of drought in the past,” he said. Easley has persisted in his cam paign to deal with the water issue. “The legislature has been in town five weeks and still has not taken up our request on authori zation to deal with this drought,’ Easley admonished legislators in a Tiress release June 12. "We have a drought this year, and the legisla ture needs to act this year." Effron said the bill is complex and will require significant input from legislative committees and staffs now focused on passing a state budget Some lobbyists and legisla tors have questioned whether the governor has the pow*er to enact his water conservation plan and whether legislation is needed. N.C. law states that the governor can declare the drought an emer gency only if there is a threat to health and safety. Contact the State £? National Editor at stntdeskfa unc.edu.