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Jordan Lake is on impaired
waters lists, which label bodies
with unhealthy levels of
contaminants. A DTH photo
essay documents the Jordan
Lake Arts and Music Festival, a
fundraiser for the cleanup effort
university | page 4
A bill to come before Student
Congress on Tuesday would
require student groups asking
for money to provide multiple
quotes for budget items.
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THE ISSUES: ENERGY
See how the N.C. gubernatorial
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RACK. BETTER THAN EVER
Cameron Brown spent much
of last year on the bench after
an ACL injury, but his graceful
finesse is wowing teammates
and coaches this year.
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Injury ends Tate’s UNC career
BY RACHEL ULLRICH
Brandon Tate thought his knee
might have been bruised.
After taking a hit to his knee in
the first quarter of Saturday’s Notre
Dame game, Tate went down hard
and limped off the field.
“I thought it was just a bruise or
something,” he said at a press con
ference Monday. “’Cause it was just
real sore on the inside part of my
knee, but the MRIs came back and
told me everything.”
“Everything” included tears in
Tate’s anterior cruciate ligament
and medial collateral ligament,
ruling him out for the remainder of
the season and ending the senior’s
North Carolina career.
But he is, surprisingly, “fine.”
“I think we’re more upset about
it than he is,” quarterback Cameron
Tate, though obviously disap
pointed, is staying upbeat by think
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Tar Heel senior wide receiver Brandon Tate injures his right knee in
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Cloggers dancing to spread tradition
BY NICK ANDERSEN
With a bright smile, a whooping
yell and a rhythmic tap of her feet,
Jean Healy has been (lancing most
of her life. At 61, the Hillsborough
resident is grateful to still be able
to share her love of movement
with those around her.
“I’m one of the old farts,” Healy
said. “I can’t believe I’m still clog
ging at my age.”
Healy is one of the original
founding members of the Cane
Creek Cloggers, a local dance
troupe dedicated to the American
folk tradition of clogging.
And the group wants to spread
that tradition through free lessons
to the community starting today.
The group offers a series of clog
ging lessons each year.
“Clogging is just a fun celebration
of music, dancing and community,”
said member Diana Montgomery,
Fever to launch new
football ticket policy
BY TRIP SMITH
Carolina Fever will institute a
football ticket distribution policy
for the first time in its 22-year
history after more than 150 of its
members were unable to attend
Saturday’s football game.
The policy, which is still being
worked out, will be modeled after
Fever’s basketball distributions
and should be ready for the N.C.
State game on Nov. 22, said Fever
Co-Chairman Stephen Vance.
For football games expected to
have high attendance, tickets will
be assigned based on how many
other events the member had
Fever members were asked not
to enter the general student ticket
lottery for Saturday’s Notre Dame
game because they were told tick
ets would be available to anybody
who wanted one.
Members were supposed to
receive tickets at Friday night’s
ing about his future this will not
be a career-ending injuiy.
Coach Butch Davis said he has
spoken to Tate about his experi
ences coaching Reggie Wayne
and Michael Irvin, who both went
through similar injuries and came
back to successful pro careers.
“At first I was looking down
while I was talking to him,” Tate
said. “But when he told me about
that, he said I looked up and made
eye contact with him.
“He told me I was going to be
alright, so I trust him, and now I
just gotta now go and do my end.”
Tate will begin a strict rehabilitat
ing process after undergoing surgeiy
Wednesday at UNC Hospitals.
“Brandon will get back. He was
fortunate that there was no other fur
ther significant damage,” Davis said.
“As tough as it is for him and us,
there is a little silver lining in that”
SEE TATE, PAGE 4
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who lives in Orange County.
The group, whose members
range in age from 20-somethings
to veterans in their early 60s, was
founded in 1980 as a way to explore
and preserve a storied American
“Clogging has roots in many plac-
SEE CLOGGING, PAGE 4
Students were told not to sign
up for the lottery to keep one stu
dent from receiving two tickets.
Fever had set aside 900 tickets
for its 2,360 members.
Vance said there was no reason
to think it would be insufficient
For last season’s football game
against South Carolina, Fever
handed out about 500 tickets,
and an average of about 530 Fever
members attended this season’s
first three home games.
Vance said Fever had never
had demand for football tickets
exceed its supply.
But last week Fever distributed
the 900 tickets plus 200 more it
was able to attain —and still had to
deny more than 150 members.
‘lt was a terrible situation,”
Vance said. “I felt horrible and I
know members were upset”
First-year student Robert
Eichom said he felt betrayed by
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The Cane Creek Cloggers practice on Oct. 4 in the basement of
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Rising gas costs make it
harder for bands to travel
BY THOMAS PEARCE
As gas prices rise, musicians,
record labels, club owners and
fans are forced to adjust to accom
modate higher costs.
This problem could keep bands
and fans away from the Chapel
Hill area, as well as limit travel
options for local groups.
“Before, it seemed like you could
break even; now it’s pretty much
impossible,” said Matt Harrison,
bass player for Oklahoma City
band The Uglysuit, which is
about to start a national tour that
includes a stop at Chapel Hill’s
Local 506 on Oct 27.
Hardest hit are unsigned bands
with no record label to support
their travel expenses.
“If you’re anew band coming
up that wants to tour, it’s going to
hurt,” said Hugh Swaso, lead gui
tarist for Chapel Hill rock band
Tripp. “Higher gas prices hurt
every single band, but especially
Bands typically are paid by
guarantee —a set amount prom
ised by the host club. As gas prices
climb, now hovering around $3.70
in the Triangle, bands usually try
to negotiate a higher guarantee.
“As prices go up, we ask for
more money, or we take a pay
cut,” Swaso said, adding that a
lot of times bands have to settle
for low guarantees.
“To make it, bands really need
to play everywhere. If you stay in
your region, you’ll die out”
And smaller bands that draw
fewer people have more trouble
than larger groups.
“Original or smaller bands are
at the mercy of the audience or
the club,” Swaso said.
Even bands backed by record
labels are feeling the pinch caused
by rising gas prices.
“It definitely makes a differ
ence in driving; we can’t just go
out to Chicago on small guaran
tees and make no money,” said
Martin Anderson, manager of
SEE TRAVEL COSTS, PAGE 4
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
Seeking how to
pull top students
BY LAURA HOXWORTH
Anew University task force
will address how to attract top
high school graduates while still
improving life for current stu
dents —one of Chancellor Holden
Thorp’s top priorities.
The Enrollment Excellence
Task Force, led by Director of
Steve Farmer and Undergraduate
Education Associate Dean Steven
Reznick, has a broad charge.
In his University Day speech
Sunday, Thorp said the task force
will “explore ways to strengthen
the Carolina undergraduate expe
Much of the discussion will be
geared toward how to attract top
high school graduates from North
“The idea here is to make sure
that the University is attractive to
the best and most diverse student
body we can possibly find,” Farmer
said. “The question is how to do
The task force also aims to
improve current students’ expe
riences by recommending new
programs and ways to strengthen
existing programs at UNC.
The two issues have a significant
amount of overlap because making
current students happier will trans
late to more interest from prospec
tive students, Fanner said.
The task force, to include both
students and faculty, will select its
members after Reznick and Farmer
SEE TASK FORCE, PAGE 4