VOLUME 116, ISSUE 77
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SMOKING ON CAMPUS
Tuesday Focus looks at the effect
of smoking bans on college
campuses. At UNC, the flagpole
has become a social scene.
university | page s
Chancellor Holden Thorp
suggested creating a
multicultural center at his
first meeting with the
student advisory committee
to the chancellor.
city | page 5
Riders on the "Hill to Hill" bus
between Chapel Hill and
Hillsborough want more
routes and bigger buses to
deal with increasing ridership.
Hungarian journalist Miklos
Haraszti is at UNC this week
to discuss international
freedom of the media.
Due to an editing error, the
headline for Monday’s pg. l
story, “Thtu is May ’OB speak
er” misstates when Archbishop
Desmond Thtu will speak at
UNC. He is the 2009 May
Due to a reporting error,
Monday’s pg. 1 story, “Good
Morning, Chapel Hill: Crews
staged ‘balanced’ political rep
resentation,” misidentifies Gay
Vickers. He is a sophomore.
The Daily Tfcr Heel apolo
gizes for the errors.
this day in history
Three Chapel Hill men,
allegedly members of the Ku
Klux Klan, are arrested for
firing guns and throwing
bottles at a house where about
75 students were partying.
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CUAB announces Homecoming
BY BENNETT CAMPBELL
This year’s Homecoming con
cert lineup will feature regional
favorites the Avett Brothers and
hip-hop act Gym Class Heroes, the
Carolina Union Activities Board
Natives of Concord, N.C., the
Avett Brothers will perform at
Memorial Hall on Nov. 2, with
New York-based Gym Class Heroes
slated for the following evening.
CUAB and Carolina Athletic
Association leaders said like last
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North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates speaks at a press conference Monday on an update of his ankle injury —a more severe than
expected non-displaced fracture. "It's really frustrating," Yates said. "But I'm a firm believer in everything happens for a reason."
UNC starting QB will miss a minimum six weeks
BY RACHEL ULLRICH
The limp looked familiar.
After all, thousands of people saw it
Saturday afternoon on ABC when North
Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates hobbled off
the field, clearly favoring his right leg.
But Monday, the limp was accompanied
by a black boot and crutches —and this time
there was no hope that Yates would trot back
from the locker room and take a few more
Yates suffered a slight non-displaced frac
ture in his left ankle when he was hit Saturday,
and UNC’s starting quarterback will miss a
minimum of six weeks before rejoining the
Tar Heels’ offense.
“Dr. (Tim) Taft called me last night around
8:30 and let me know that it was just a little
fracture in there, and it was going to take
some time to heal up,” Yates said. “But you
know, I was disappointed. Really disap
Town urges Halloween limits
Report to council
BY ANDREW CUMMINGS
Initial plans to deal with
Halloween this year involve cancel
ing park-and-ride bus routes, hir
ing parking monitors and trying to
decrease alcohol consumption on
Chapel Hill police Chief Brian
Curran detailed a report to the
Chapel Hill Town Council on
Monday night recommending
they consider measures to slow the
growth of the event that drew an
estimated 80,000 people in 2007
and cost the town $221,000.
“If you put every person in the
town and University on Franklin,
you would still have to find 20,000
t 030,000 more people,’Curran said.
“They come from everywhere up
and down the Eastern Seaboard.”
With growing crowds at the
event, police and officials say public
safety concerns have risen.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
year, when Augustana and Robert
Randolph and the Family Band
played, the goal of booking two
different acts is to draw a more
diverse crowd of students.
“Last spring we started compil
ing an enormous list of possibili
ties,” said Tom Allin, Carolina Union
president. “These were both reach,
dream acts, but as time passed, we
realized they were a possibility.”
The contrast in sound between
the Avett Brothers, a folk-rock outfit
quickly gaining national attention,
and Gym Class Heroes, a group that
Yates’ stint on the sidelines is a striking
blow for a Tar Heel team still reeling from
its first loss of the season to ACC opponent
The sophomore will miss at least the Tar
Heels’ next five games and has not yet named
an expected return date.
“I haven’t looked at the calendar it hasn’t
really set in yet that much,” he said.
“I’ve been just kind of crutchin’ around,
not really thinking about much, to tell you
But coach Butch Davis and the rest of
UNC’s staff have been forced to think about
Davis said Monday that he has not decided
whether redshirt freshman Mike Paulus, who
came in for Yates on Saturday, or junior Cam
Sexton will start against Miami this week-
SEE YATES, PAGE 9
SDTH ONLINE: Seethe report to
the council and vote in a poll on
what you think should be done.
The report recommended that
the town launch an aggressive public
information campaign to discour
age out-of-towners from attending.
Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy has said
previously that it is a local event
About 65 percent of those arrested
at Halloween in the last seven years
listed addresses outside of Chapel
Hill, according to police reports.
“We have observed over the past
several years the addition of crimi
nal street gang members mingling
throughout the crowd,” Curran
and Parks and Recreation Director
Butch Kisiah wrote in the memo.
But the number of arrests and
violent crime were down last year.
No decision was reached about
the best strategy for curtailing drink
ing, but the council discussed closing
bars or forcing them to stop selling
alcohol earlier than the usual 2 a.m.
“This is an alcohol-fueled event,”
SEE HALLOWEEN, PAGE 9
Thii*: 8 p.m. Nov. 2
GYM CLASS HEROES
Time: 8 p.m. Nov. 3
Location: Memorial Hall
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blurs the line between rap, rock and
fiink, caters to students of varying
tastes, organizers said.
“One of our goals was to meet
the needs of the diverse interests of
students,” said Jessica King, CAA
North Carolina football
Sept 27 at Miami
Oct 4 vs. Connecticut
Oct 11 vs. Notre Dame
Oct 18 at Virginia .
Oct 25 vs. Boston College
NOV, 1 Open date
Nov, 8 vs. Georgia Tech*
NOV. 15 at Maryland
NOV, 22 vs. N.C. State
Nov, 29 at Duke
* EARLIEST POTENTIAL RETURN
by town staff for
Halloween this year
> Work to consider limiting
alcoholic beverage sales at
establishments that have permits
to sell alcohol.
> Discontinue the use of Chapel
Hill Transit shuttle service from
> Alter traffic management to
reduce cars coming and increase
the number leaving downtown
> Public information campaign
highlighting town concerns.
> Use UNC emergency alert
system to direct crowds when
the event is ending or during an
* Continue discussions with
staff and student leaders.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
“And especially with the Avetts
being from North Carolina, that’s
another Homecoming aspect that
Bringing diverse, relevant music to
campus does have a price, though.
The organizations spent a total
of $70,000 on the two concerts
$30,000 for the Avett Brothers and
$40,000 for Gym Class Heroes.
The Homecoming budget is funded
in part by student fees.
When compared to the past two
SEE HOMECOMING, PAGE 9
Fans turned away
from Va. Tech game
BY ABBY FARSON
Kenan Stadium was so packed
for Saturday’s game against
Virginia Tech that some students
were turned away.
The gates were closed shortly
after the first quarter and about
50 students couldn’t get in, said
Clint Gwaltney, associate athletic
The increased interest in UNC
football is leading officials to con
sider ticket lotteries.
Two years ago, the Virginia
Tech game had an online ticket
lottery, but not all of the tickets
were taken, Gwaltney said.
“We didn’t feel this early in the
season that it would be necessary to
implement a lottery for this year,”
he said, adding that Saturday’s
crowd was expected to be large.
“Coming off the momentum
frdm Thursday’s game against
Rutgers, we expected a strong
concerts and what
the band was paid
Randolph and the Family Band
2006 The Roots 540,000
2005 Common 540,000
2004 John Legend 55,000
2003 Virginia Coalition 52,500
keep more records
BY MATTHEW PRICE
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Student Congress will vote
tonight on two bills that would
make the results of its meetings
more publicly accessible.
The bills, which would require
Congress to post attendance and
voting records online, resulted
partly from complaints Congress
received at its student forum two
Congress Speaker Tim Nichols
said he worked on the idea for
posting attendance records last
year, but it never came to a vote.
The Rules and Judiciary
Committee approved both the
attendance record bill and the
voting record bill at its meeting
“At our public forum we had
some different students who were
concerned that there is no official
vote count of who voted for what
in Congress,” Nichols said. “And
I said to myself, you know what,
The voting bill also would
require a roll call tally for nonu
Nichols said that Congress cur
rently records members’ votes for
controversial bills and that nearly
all nonunanimous votes result in a
tally of how members vote.
But early in the semester when
Carolina Students for Life was
appropriated $5,000 in a divided
decision, no one in Congress called
for a recorded vote, Nichols said.
He cited that instance as one
that has made him think Congress
should record and post divided
Former Speaker lyier Younts
said he thought the forced roll call
vote is a good idea theoretically,
SEE CONGRESS, PAGE 9
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Andrew Coonin, president of
the Carolina Athletic Association,
said he didn’t expect the student
crowd to be so large. About 12,000
students attended the game.
SEE TICKETS, PAGE 9