VOLUME 116, ISSUE 104
sports | page 12
A SPEEDY RECOVERY
Senior Tyler Hansbrough is
expected to miss the next
two weeks of practice while he
recovers from a stress
reaction in his right shin.
features | pages
CHOOSING NOT TO VOTE
Despite campuswide efforts
to get out the youth vote,
some students say they don't
have plans to cast a ballot
sports | page 12
A WAKE-UP CALL
The men's soccer team
dominated the first half of
play Saturday against Wake
Forest, but fell 4-2 despite
the early lead.
university | page 3
HELPING THOSE IN NEED
The senior class, which has
been constructing a house
for Habitat for Humanity
since August, finished the
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this day in history
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2.5 million cast ballots in N.C.
BY KATY MCCOY
One million more North Carolina
voters are expected to vote in 2008
than 2004, setting the stage for the
largest turnout ever.
When the early voting polls closed
Saturday, 40 percent of registered
voters had cast
ballots at one
Of that num
ber, 52 percent
Democrats while 30 percent were
registered Republicans the rest
were Libertarians and unaffiliated.
In North Carolina, more than 2.5
million people voted, early. Of that,
almost 2.4 million people voted at
one-stop sites. That exceeds the
state Board of Elections early pro
jections by half a million voters.
Another 2.5 million people are
expected to vote on Election Day,
Hogs, not horses, clear Franklin
BY EVAN ROSE
AND EMILY STEPHENSON
ASSISTANT CITY EDITORS
Doogie Howser, M.D., and a group of friends
linked arms and stood in the street as the motorcycles
“We were actually singing, We Shall Not Be Moved,’
but we were moved,” said UNC junior William Kumpf,
dressed as the title character from the 1990s televi
Despite such minor rebellions as police cleared
Franklin Street of Halloween revelers at midnight,
the event concluded in one town-sized sigh of
Changes implemented this year to downsize the
Halloween celebration were largely successful, cut
ting the crowd size in half and dropping arrest num
bers into single digits, Chapel Hill officials said.
Police estimated the crowd at about 35,000 people,
compared to 80,000 last year.
“It was as good as we could have hoped for,”
said Lt. Kevin Gunter, spokesman for Chapel Hill
According to a press release from Catherine
SEE HALLOWEEN, PAGE 6
SDTH ONLINE: View a slide show of the night's best
costumes at www.dailytarheel.com.
@DTH ONLINE: Watch a video of students describing
the night and police clearing out Franklin Street.
Walker Vincoli volunteered as a spotter on
Halloween night to help patrol campus areas.
Student spotters find few
students in need of help
The group of students and administrators wander
ing campus to provide extra eyes on Halloween night
found themselves without much to do.
Nineteen students and seven administrators split
up into teams and spread out across campus with the
goal of helping students.
The teams, wearing matching blue sweatshirts,
looked to help inebriated students make it back home or
contact emergency medical services if the need arose.
Walker Vincoli, a sophomore who volunteered,
summed up how the evening went.
'This is eerily quiet,' he said.
Aside from a few minor incidents, the groups simply
wandered campus with little to do.
SEE SPOTTERS, PAGE 6
Homecoming act a hard sell
BY KEVIN TURNER
AND DANNY STAINKAMP
When booking Homecoming
musical acts Gym Class Heroes
and The Avett Brothers, Carolina
Union President Tom Allin said he
was looking to bring acts that would
appeal to a wide array of students.
While tickets sales for The Avett
Brothers’ Sunday show reflected
Allin’s view, the same cannot be said
of indie hip-hop group Gym Class
Heroes’ concert today at Memorial
Hal hundreds of tickets remain.
Carolina Union Activities Board
booked Gym Class Heroes to con
trast to the folksy bluegrass act,
The Avett Brothers.
“We want to appeal to as wide
a slice of campus as possible, and
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
said Don Wright, general counsel
for the N.C. Board of Elections.
“If it continues like this, there
is a possibility that there would
be a million more people voting in
2008 than in 2004,” Wright said.
About 3.5 million votes were
cast in North Carolina in 2004.
Tracy Reams, election director of
Orange County Board of Elections,
said long lines are anticipated to be
the biggest problem Tuesday.
In preparation, the Orange
County BOE is doubling staff and
computers at every voting site.
Past elections have seen confu
sion about where to vote. This year,
the state board of elections installed
a laptop in every polling site to look
up voters’ correct precincts.
To prevent attempts at voting
twice, Orange County’s early vot
ers sign an affidavit saying that
SEE EARLY VOTING, PAGE 6
ATTEND THE SHOW
Time: 8 p.m. today
Location: Memorial Hall
DTH INSIDE: Homecoming organizers
have planned a week of spirit days to
encourage school spirit,
have a show with a combination
of accessible acts that provides a
diverse idea of music,” Allin said.
Despite CUAB’s effort to appeal to
all students’ musical interests, today’s
concert has greatly undersold.
Students were offered the oppor
tunity to camp-out for the first tick
ets to both Homecoming shows.
On Oct. 4 about 450 students
spent the night in the Student Union
to buy 628 tickets for The Avett
It's still not too
late to vote
LTNC Young Democrats and
Project SERV will be stationed at
the Morehead Planetarium and
around campus with large signs
all day Tuesday.
> Tell the representatives where
you live and they'll tell you
where to vote.
> Representatives will send you
to meet a student driver who will
take you to your polling site and
back to campus.
> Visit www.co.orange.nc.us/
elect/precincts.asp to find your
polling site based off of your
N.C. House or Board of County
There is no Election Day
voting at the Planetarium.
At about midnight Friday, Jake Hartley, a Duke University senior dressed as Jesus, walks ahead of the crowd as motorcycles
clear Franklin Street behind him. Police had planned to use officers mounted on horses to end the Halloween festivities early.
Out-of-towners come to party
despite town discouragement
The town's efforts to prevent outsiders from celebrat
ing on Franklin Street didn't keep everyone out. f*
'This is where it's at" said Rob Henson, a first-year at
N.C. State University. 'This has been going on so long, I
didn't want to miss out."
The news of the potential downsizing of the event
spread to students at other colleges, but some said
they came anyway because they didn't think the plans
By driving into town early, riding buses and carpooling,
out-of-towners avoided road blocks and traffic.
‘lt would be hard to keep people out because it’s a
street, and there's a lot of ways to get on a street," said
N.C. State sophomore Kyle Jackson.
Henson said the attitude of UNC students toward the
situation encouraged him to come anyway.
“I heard the students were pretty much saying, 'Who
the heck cares?" he said. 'lf 80,000 people came out
last year, I don't see how you can keep 80,000 off the
In past years, other schools chartered buses to
Franklin Street, and Duke University's student govern
ment considered getting a charter bus for this year.
But town officials made a point to discourage people
at other campuses from coming.
Shannon Dunn, a senior at Wake Forest University, said
the changes did stop a lot of people.
'They said they didn't want to deal with the issue,’
*We usually have bus loads that come here.*
-By Kristen Cresante
Brothers’ concert. The camp-out
for Gym Class Heroes show was far
less successful: about 150 students
camped-out to buy 329 tickets.
Ticket sales didn’t sharply rise
after the camp-out either.
Wednesday, 18 days after tickets
first went on sale, Memorial Hall box
office said 559 tickets remain.
By Sunday evening, Memorial
Hall said they would not release
the specific number of tickets
remaining, but said at least 400 of
the 1,434 seats were still available
for the Gym Class Heroes show.
Allin said the lack of ticket sales
could be due to student’s unfamil
iarity with the group and a lack of
appropriate publicity for the event
SEE HOMECOMING, PAGE 6
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The band Megaphone performs next to Morehead Planetarium in
order to encourage people to vote on the last day of early voting.
Jcn§ the Plumbers,i-jraek Obamas and Sarah
Palins fill Franklin Street as election nears
Sporting a stylish blende
up-do and high heels, UNC senior
Amanda Clark pranced down
Franklin Street as Cindy McCain.
'She kind of looks like Barbie,'
Clark said. ‘She's fantastic, and
she looks good for her age.'
Washington, D.C., celebri
ties made time for a celebration
on Franklin Street just four days
before the election.
Bill and Hillary Clinton strolled
arm-in-arm down Franklin Street,
McCain-Palin banners splashed
across their chests in a sarcastic
statement about the power cou
ple's support for Barack Obama.
And a cache of Joe the
Plumbers marched en masse,
sporting coveralls, plungers and
signs with such comments as,
'l'm not Joe the Plumber. I have
While walking, Clark bumped
into her 'husband,' Medical
School Student Mastafa Springston
dressed as John McCain.
'l'm the original maverick,"
Springston said. He said he and
SEE POLITICAL, PAGE 6
Nine seeking to fill
Thorpe’s council seat
BY JOE WOODRUFF
The Chapel Hill Town Council
will hear today from each of the
nine applicants seeking the seat
left vacant when Bill Thorpe
passed away in September.
The council plans to appoint
anew member by Nov. 10. The
appointed member will serve
for the remainder of Thorpe’s
term, which runs out at the end
The interim member will face
several key issues in the coming
year, including finalizing a devel
opment agreement for Carolina
North and addressing increasing
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008
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Alisa Hutchinson dressed as Sarah
Palin, and another attendee (top)
wore a Barack Obama mask as
part of an election costume trend.
rKTr DTH ONLINE: For more on
Iblto the candidates, see the City
blog at blogs.dailytarheel.com
And most of the candidates said
Carolina North, UNC’s proposed
research campus, will dominate
the council’s attention.
“I’m the only applicant that’s
attended every Carolina North
meeting,” said applicant and
two-time council candidate Will
Two of the applicants have said
they plan only to hold the seat for
the current term.
SEE COUNCIL, PAGE 6