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    VOLUME 116, ISSUE 96
university | page s
The senior class decided to
help fund the Eve Carson
Memorial Junior-Year Merit
Scholarship for its class gift.
sports | page 10
The inconsistency of Boston
College quarterback Chris
Crane could determine the
outcome of Saturday's game.
features | pages
A Weaver Street book bindery
just opened featuring
handmade diaries, guest
books and photo albums.
national | page 12
See where U.S. Senate
candidates Elizabeth Dole and
Kay Hagan stand on issue of
health care.
this day in history
OCT. 22,1997...
Chancellor Michael Hooker
concludes his tour of North
Carolina's 100 counties at
Maple View Farms.
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calendar 2
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nation/world 11
crossword 13
opinion 14
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Basketball lottery starts today
Beginning today, students can
register online to receive tickets
for the first three regular-season
basketball games.
Registration for the football
game against N.C. State also
begins today, and all four distri
butions close Oct. 31.
Despite large turnouts at forums
regarding the policy last spring, no
major changes were made.
For each game, 3,000 students
are randomly selected from those
who sign up in an online lottery
and are given two tickets.
This year, students who did not
receive tickets can enter the game
at tip-off through a standby line.
Last year, students had to wait
until four minutes into the game.
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Julie Atlas Muz, Charlotte Engelkes and Karen Kandel (left to right) rehearsed Monday before the world premiere of “Vivien and the Shadows,”
a commissioned work by Carolina Performing Arts. The show is part of the Gender Project Series, which explores issues of gender and sexuality.
Sexuality, gender explored in play’s premiere
Whether confusion, disgust, beguilement
or some combination of each, witnesses to
Thesday’s world premiere of “Vivien and the
Shadows” were forced to react when taken to
the outer limits of experimental theater.
Responses were strongest when one per
former sprawled topless on Memorial Hall’s
stage, graphically enacting sex with an unseen
“I wasn’t offended, but it takes a lot to offend
me,” said Lane Abernathy, a UNC alumni in
attendance Tuesday. “Given the context of the
show, I thought it was appropriate.”
Some audience members disagreed and
chose to leave the performance early. Senior
Allison Altman decided to stay.
“I never thought about leaving because the
audience is such an important part of what’s
going on,” she said. “It was definitely shocking,
Defender Engen embracing new role for Heels
Whitney Engen didn’t expect
the switch.
Her resume at forward seemed
to say enough: The junior trained
for two years with the U-20 U.S.
national team, started as a first
year on North Carolina’s 2006
NCAA championship team and
placed as the team’s second-lead
ing scorer the past two seasons.
But when top defenders Ariel
Harris, Jessica Maxwell and Robyn
Gayle graduated last year, UNC
coach Anson Dorrance knew he
had to find an experienced replace
ment somewhere. He didn’t want
to hand the keys to the defense
to an incoming first-year, and he
found his solution in Engen.
And just like that, the veteran
striker was moved to center back.
At first, the Rolling Hills Estates,
Calif., native wasn’t exactly thrilled
with the idea.
“It was difficult for me to see that
ticket policies outlined by the
Carolina Athletic Association.
arrival 3O-minute chunks begin
ning two and a half hours before
“We think this is the fairest
and most random way to allocate
tickets to all interested under
graduate and graduate students,”
said Graham Boone, director of
ticket distribution for the Carolina
Athletic Association.
The group evaluated the policy
after last year’s basketball season.
CAA members spoke with officials in
the ticket office and held two forums
to solicit input from students.
Boone said the response to last
year’s policy was mostly positive,
which is why CAA decided to keep
but I don’t think it was trying to be.”
Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen said the
show explored gender, sexuality and the clash
between Eastern and Western identities.
Carolina Performing Arts commissioned the
show for the Gender Project Series to discuss
gender and sexuality issues.
To tackle such abstract subjects, the per
formance was rooted in the 1951 film adapta
tion of Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar
Named Desire,” which played on screens in the
house and on stage throughout the show.
Specifically centering on Vivien Leigh’s por
trayal in the film of the aging Southern belle
Blanche Dußois, Keng Sen said he wanted to
explore the interaction between the life of the
actress and the struggles of the character.
As if glimpsing a reflection in a shrouded
mirror, audience members saw shadows of
Leigh’s performance, but as abstracted and
amplified reflections of the character. Portrayed
transition as fun for me because I
had played offensive roles on every
team I had ever been a part of,” she
But she agreed to try, and this
summer she began at square one on
the other side of the ball to learn the
game of soccer all over again. Instead
of putting balls into the back of the
net, she suddenly became respon
sible for keeping them out
Engen had to completely re
adjust her mental outlook before
games. Being coordinated with
the other backs is pivotal in the
Tar Heels’ defensive scheme an
adjustment from offense, where she
relied more on individual play.
If she gets out of sync with fel
low backs, there is a large risk of a
defensive lapse that could cost her
team a goal.
“You have to be really patient at
all times in the back, and she’s so
used to going all for it all the time
on offense,” said Kristi Eveland, a
two-year starter on defense for the
Basketball Ticketing Schedule
To Register:
Sign up Schedule:
Start Date: Oct. 22
End Date: Oct. 31
>• Pennsylvania (Nov. 15)
>• Kentucky (Nov. 18)
► UNC Asheville (Nov. 30)
Winter Break games: No
online distribution
► Oral Roberts (Dec. 13)
>• Evansville (Dec. 18)
>• Rutgers (Dec. 28)
► Boston College (Jan. 4)
► College of Charleston (Jan. 7)
simultaneously by Karen Kandel, Julie Atlas
Muz, Charlotte Engelkes and Keng Sen, the
four echoes of Blanche sauntered on stage in
gowns, wedding dresses and lingerie.
The show combined elements from bur
lesque, live video, shadow screen and drag cul
ture to create an intangible on stage dream.
Almost nothing about the performance
seemed to follow conventional theater tradi
tions, instead it threaded together film, mono
logue and stylized movement. For almost two
hours, the audience was engulfed in a haze of
thought-provoking confusion.
Though several audience members left the
show, Emil Kang, UNC’s executive director for
the arts, said before the show that he believed
a UNC audience was well-equipped to handle
such challenging material.
“One of the great hallmarks of our audience
is that they are risk-takers,” he said. “They are
interested in something new.”
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Tar Heels. “So I think that might
have been an adjustment.”
So far, Dorrance’s gamble has
hit the jackpot. Engen blew past
the traditional learning curve and
has blossomed into an impres
sive back, performing brilliantly
against UNC’s brutal non-confer
ence schedule this season.
She already garnered several
early-season awards, including
defensive MVP of the Duke Adidas
Classic, and two selections to
national college teams of the week.
But perhaps her highest acco
lade this season has come from
her coach.
Dorrance repeatedly reiterated
that he would put her “in the class
of the best we’ve ever had in the
back,” a colossal compliment from
a man who has coached 19 national
title teams at UNC.
“The greatest defenders get
a jump on any service knocked
Start Date: Dec. 22
End Date: Dec. 31
► Miami (Jan. 17)
► Clemson (Jan. 21)
Start Date: Jan. 22
End Date: Jan. 31
► Maryland (Feb. 3)
► Virginia (Feb. 7)
► N.C. State (Feb. 18)
► Georgia Tech (Feb. 28)
Start Date: Feb. 19
End Date: Feb. 28
► Duke (Mar. 8)
Whitney Engen, despite 18 goals at UNC, moved to defender this year. Now
coach Anson Dorrance says she's one of the'best we've ever had at back.”
Still chances for
public comment
When the Orange County land
fill closes in 2011, the 80,000 tons
of garbage produced locally each
year will all roll through a build
ing in the southwestern part of the
That building will sit on one of
three sites Orange County com
missioners named Tuesday in the
latest development of an almost
yearlong search for anew waste
transfer station.
All three remaining sites lie on
a mile-long stretch of N.C. 54 near
Orange Grove Road.
The seven other potential sites
from the commissioners’ list of 10
have been removed from consid
eration, including a location in
the Rogers-Eubanks community
home to the landfill for the past
36 years.
A strong reaction from that
neighborhood led commission
ers to scrap plans last November
to build the transfer station on
Eubanks Road.
The board then hired a consult
ing group, Olver Inc., to perform
the reopened search for a suitable
The transfer station will serve
as a collection point for trash
before it is shipped out to an out
of-county landfill. .. _ .
Commissioners informed their
site choice with two rankings of
the 10 potential sites.
One was based on the site’s
impact on surrounding commu
nities, including criteria such as
proximity to schools and environ
mental justice.
The other focused on criteria
that include technical concerns
such as access to major transpor
tation routes.
Only the three selected sites
ranked in the top six of both
Chairman Barry Jacobs said the
next step is to gather public input
in the coming months.
“This is not the end of the public
comment process,” he said. “This is
just the beginning.”
Commissioners said they plan
on holding at least one public
information session in November
before a final decision, scheduled
for Nov. 18.
Although Jacobs said the date
for a final decision is tentative,
Commissioner Alice Gordon said
she wanted to act soon, before
the new board of commissioners
takes over and the landfill reaches
“What will happen if the landfill
fills up and we don’t have a trans
fer station sited?” she said.
“Then the trash will just pile

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