VOLUME 116, ISSUE 48
Targeted as part of
BY DEVIN ROONEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
North Carolina appears to be
well on its way to becoming a battle
ground in the presidential election.
The state was selected last week
as one of 10 swing states that the
Service Employees International
Union will target in an SBS million
And the union won’t be alone
campaigning in the state. Barack
Obama's staffers have said he plans
to make the Tar Heel state pivotal in
his campaign for the presidency.
Ferrel Guillory, director of the
UNC Program on Public Life, said
that Obama's choice to highlight
North Carolina makes sense given
the state’s economic climate.
“1 can understand why he might
target this state, because the econo
my has changed enough that you've
got potential votes up for grabs.”
Dana Cope, the executive director
of the State Employees Association
of North Carolina, the N.C. chap
ter of the international union, said
the state was announced as a top
-10 target because of its history of
Democratic state leadership.
“Obviously, North Carolina has
been kind of an independent, two
party state for a long, long time,’
The union organization's com
plete plan has not yet been released,
and the amount of funding set aside
for the state has not been finalized.
But Cope said the funding will
be divided between advertising and
grassroots organization efforts.
“Not only is it monetary resourc
es that will be used for the general
election, but it will also be used for
boots on the ground," he said.
He said the union organization
will bring staff from across the
country to campaign in the state.
Guillory said that because North
Carolina has a small labor union
force, there is a limited pre-exist
ing framework for union activity.
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Carson autopsy reveals details
Documents also raise new questions
BY RACHEL ULLRICH
The suspects in Eve Carsons
murder will appear in court Monday
for the first time since the release in
the last week of Carson’s autopsy
and search warrants in the case.
Demario James Atwater likely
wili face a Rule 24 hearing, which
is a required step allowing the pros
ecution to seek the death penalty in
a case. It does not guarantee the
death penalty will be requested.
The autopsy report, released
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Student Body President II Raynor proudly explains the contents of a Carolina blue backpack that she presented to Chancellor Holden Thorp at his
welcome breakfast July 1. The bag included a coffee mug, maps of campus and a Daily Tar Heel meant to prepare Thorp for his new duties.
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RUNNING THE BASES
Baseball coach Mike Fox was
named Coach of the Year last
week, the cherry on top of
another successful season for
the Diamond Heels.
June 30, shares information about
the way Carson died early March
5. Combined with witness state
ments contained in investigative
warrants released last week, many
of the public’s most pressing ques
tions about the death of the former
UNC student body president have
been answered. But investigators
still are left in the dark about many
circumstances of the case.
Carson was shot five times by
at least two weapons, the autopsy
reveals. It lists the cause of death
only as “multiple gunshot wounds”
not any one specifically.
A confidential witness's tes
timony released June 27 in six
search warrants corroborates the
“The (confidential witness)
also informed investigators that
Carson was shot multiple times by
(Lawrence Alvin) Lovette and was
subsequently shot by Atwater,” the
Further, the search warrants
revealed that investigators searched
for a shotgun and .25-caliber pistol
in the suspects’ residences.
The autopsy confirmed that
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her head and brain, where the medi
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birdshot pellets and a plastic shot
cup," a part of the shell casing.
The witness also revealed new
information about the way Carson
was first found by the suspects.
The case originally- had been
labeled a carjacking, but the wit-
ESPN’s Title Town
comes to Chapel Hill
BY BRANDON STATON
To the untrained eye, the small
town of Chapel Hill doesn’t have
a whole lot in common with
big cities such as Los Angeles,
Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
But when it comes to the plating
field, no matter
the sport, it's
no secret that
the home to
the Tar Heels
can hold its
any town, city
of ESPN's visit to
Chapel Hill to film
the Title Town
So it’s no wonder that when
ESPN's “Sports Center" set out
in search of Title Town USA, fans
decided that this quaint univer
sity town is among the top 20
“There are over 200 entries that
came in," said Tom- Florkowski, the
SEE TITLE TOWN, PAGE 4
this day in history
Confederate Gen. George Pickett
begins his legendary charge
against the Union line, effectively
ending the Battle of Gettysburg
on its climactic third day.
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2008
ness said in the warrants that
Atwater told her he and Lovette
entered Carson's house through
an open back door.
It is still unclear why the two
men, both Durham residents, were
in Chapel Hill in the early hours of
the morning Carson was killed.
Investigators continue to main
tain that Carson was not intention
ally targeted, though they included
as items to be seized in the suspects'
homes "documents, information,
and/or media-related information
pertaining to Eve Carson."
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BY BRIAN AUSTIN university editor
smiled for a
morning July 1,
sandwiched between grin
ning basketball player Marcus
Ginyard and Carolina Athletic-
Association President Andrew
So began his first day as
The new chancellor went
at 7:30 a.m.
with a room
full of some of
a See a
first meeting with
students at daily
news cameras, in a meet-and
greet with student leaders
from various groups to kick
off his new administration.
He said the meeting with
students w-as meant to be a
way to set a tone of approach
ability for the coming year.
“We’ll be doing various exper
iments to figure out the best
way to interact with students,”
Thorp said. “Getting out of my
office is going to be number one.”
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UNC boasts 33 total national
championships, including four in
men's basketball, and is a con
tender for ESPN's top sports town.
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