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Due to a reporting error, the solo
ist for “Better Man” is misnamed in
the Monday pg. 3 concert review
“Clefs Concert a bit subdued.” The
soloist was Charles Askew. The Daily
Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Student Tased three times in
Hinton James Residence Hall
A male student was Tased three
times Tuesday night in Hinton
James Residence Hall.
Witnesses said the student was
not wearing a shirt and appeared
to be under the influence of some
sort of substance. He was Tased
after not cooperating with police
Department of Public Safety
officials were not able to be reached
for comment before press time.
Vandana Shiva lectures to
Globalism, women’s rights and
ecology the same three top
ics that won Vandana Shiva an
“Alternative Nobel Peace Prize” in
1993 formed the basis for her
lecture ’ftiesday night in the Global
The 280-seat auditorium
required more seats to accommo
date all the interested students,
faculty and community activists
who showed up to hear Shiva
“I’m so pleased at the turnout,
it was a really diverse group,” said
Carolina Women’s Center Director
For about 45 minutes, Shiva
jumped between topics of her
research, relating them to issues such
as the economy and the Iraq War.
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dailytarheel.com for the full story.
Congress finance committee
approves $8,875 in requests
Student Congress finance com
mittee approved funding requests
Tuesday night for seven student
While the groups received less
than they expected, no groups
disagreed with the cuts Congress
The UNC Chapter of the
American Red Cross received
SB6O, Carolina Monkey Kung
Fu received SBOI, Kaleidoscope
Magazine received $1,660,
Students for Students
International received $650, UNC
Chess Club received $443.94,
Students United for Darfur
Awareness Now received $3,750
and Carolina Athletic Association
Police request information
about Jack Sprat break-in
Chapel Hill police are seeking
information regarding a Friday
break-in at Jack Sprat on East
The back door was pried open
and cash was taken from a secure
location inside the business
between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Police are requesting that any
one with information call either
the Chapel Hill Police Department
at 968-2760 or Crime Stoppers
at 942-7515. The caller might be
eligible for a cash reward up to
$2,000 for information that leads
Officer who shot man won't
face prosecution, DA says
A sheriff’s deputy who killed a
man wanted for several felonies
acted lawfully, District Attorney
Jim Woodall stated in a press
Based on findings from the
N.C. State Bureau of Investigation,
Woodall said deputy J.S. Wiseman
was justified in firing upon and
fatally wounding Christopher Dean
Tfivett in Orange County in August
Trivett was wanted on charges
of attempted first-degree murder,
burglary, larceny, possession of a
firearm and attempted sex offense.
Wiseman, believing Trivett was
going to shoot him, fired upon
Trivett as he resisted arrest near a
northern Orange County toad.
Investigations concluded that
Trivett was not armed but pretend
ed that he was going to shoot a gun
through a backpack, according to
No criminal charges will be filed
related to the incident, Woodall
Easley declares this week
College Application Week
Gov. Mike Easley declared this
week College Application Week.
More than 290 high schools state
wide are hosting programs geared
toward helping students with
the college application process.
Additionally, 31 postsecondary
schools are waiving their applica
tion fees at least partially.
—From staff and wire reports
Carson 5k drawing crowd
BY MATT SAMPSON
The Eve Carson Memorial 5k for
Education has raised more than
$15,000 with three days left until
the race, and police are preparing
for a large turnout.
Saturday’s race, organized by
the Phi Delta Theta fraternity
and Pi Beta Phi sorority, is raising
money for the Eve Marie Carson
Memorial Junior-Year Merit
Scholarship, named in honor of
the former student body presi
Proceeds will also benefit First
Book —a nonprofit organization
that provides preschool children
from low-income families with
their first books —and Clyde Erwin
Elementary School in Jacksonville,
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The Kirov Orchestra, a nationally recognized ensemble, plays at Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening to a nearly one-third empty hall of
850. Maestro Valery Gergiev is world-renowned for being an energetic conductor who is extremely passionate about his music.
ICirov Orchestra to perform again tonight
BY JENN KIM
The world-renowned orchestra perfor
mance started with surprise Emil Kang,
UNC director for the arts, announced that
maestro Valeiy Gergiev decided to rearrange
the entire program for the evening.
The Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky
Theatre performed its first of two concerts
Tuesday night in Memorial Hall presented
by Carolina Performing Arts.
In his introduction, Kang compared pick
ing a favorite performance of the season to
picking a favorite child almost impos
sible. He then admitted he has been look
ing forward to this performance more than
all others in the Carolina Performing Arts’
The Kirov Orchestra passionately and
flawlessly played every piece.
Even with nearly a third of the house empty,
the orchestra delivered a magical performance
Gergiev lived up to his famous name.
Gergiev’s conducting transformed with
Christmas coming to Franklin
BY NICK ANDERSEN
The first snow of the season fell
heavily on South Road on Thesday
night in the window display of
With the holiday display, Student
Stores joins a trend of retailers
pushing the shopping season earlier
in the fall, hoping to increase sales.
And working retail in a college
town means the winter holidays start
as soon as Halloween ends, Franklin
Street business owners said.
“There’s a short holiday shop
ping season in Chapel Hill,” said
Dana McMahan, owner of The
Laughing Turtle boutique.
By mid-December, the University
population is home for the holidays.
She said football tourists generate
“It’s an economic advantage for
us to start the holiday product in
mid-November,” McMahan said.
Stores are betting on a holiday
season boost as they endure effects
of the slow economy, nationally as
well as locally.
Starbucks Coffee Company posted
a 97-percent decline in net income.
With red and white cups, hints of
Christmas music and a countdown
to the release of its holiday coffee
blend, the coffee giant depends on
holiday cheer to inspire consumers.
“I think the holidays increase
The $15,000 counts only race
fees. Phi Delta Theta and Pi Beta
Phi have also held bake sales, ben
efit dinners and a shopping night
at Uniquities on Franklin Street to
“So far, we have 700 runners
registered,” said Sallie Wallace, vice
president of philanthropy at Pi Beta
Phi and co-director of the race. “I
expect we could get anywhere over
a thousand runners.”
Registration costs sls by per
sonal check before Saturday, $lB
through credit card online and S2O
on race day. Representatives will be
registering runners all week in the
With such a large number of
participants, the UNC Department
each piece, from his hands swaying gently
to his staccato arm movements exciting the
Some in the audience swayed along with
the powerful music, bobbing their head in
a mesmerized stare.
While the music filled the room with
melodic harmonies and frenzied excite
ment, watching the orchestra itself was a
Although the concert ended an hour late
because of several standing ovations, few
seemed to mind.
Carolina Performing Arts recently decid
ed to dramatically lower ticket prices for the
shows because the orchestra had not sold
as many tickets as Carolina Performing Arts
Today’s concert seems more promising for
attendance with nearly 1,000 tickets sold and
about 450 left.
Kristina Koford, a graduate student at
UNC, said she was not surprised by the
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UNC Student Stores set out Carolina-themed ornaments, nutcrackers,
cards and lights on their shelves for sale the day after Halloween.
business more than the cups,” said
Stuart Baxter, a shift supervisor at
Starbucks on Franklin Street.
But that sales boost may not
come. Economists have predicted
lackluster sales in a period normally
regarded as the busiest of the year.
Many consumers are still pay
ing off their holiday debts from last
year’s spree, reports say.
Local shops have taken note.
“We’ve put our holiday displays up,
of Public Safety is taking precau
tions to prevent injuries during the
“To say that this race is like any
past races is an understatement,”
said Randy Young, spokesman for
the Department of Public Safety.
“We’re anticipating up to 2,000
runners, so we want to make sure
everyone stays safe.”
At least eight officers from
the Department of Public Safety
will join Chapel Hill police and
race organizers to communicate
throughout the race, Young said.
Young recommended that driv
ers arrive early and park in one of
the available North Campus park
ing lots or decks.
About 230 volunteers from the
University and surrounding com
ATTEND THE SECOND CONCERT
Time: 7:30 p.m. today
Location: Memorial Hall
“I originally wasn’t planning on attending,
but read a review in The New York Times
and decided to come,” she said.
She said she paid the $lO for her ticket, the
new lower price, and would not have attended
at full price of $35.
Senior William Yopp said he regularly
listens to classical music. Unlike Koford, he
paid the original $35, but was not too upset
about the price change.
Yopp also said he took a Russian his
tory class that sparked his interest in the
He said he thought the show would sell
quickly and had not expected the price to be
“I was really excited about it. I thought it
was a good choice and knew it was a good
orchestra,” Yopp said.
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but we certainly haven’t purchased
as much Christmas merchandise as
usual,” said Charles House, owner of
the University Florist on Franklin.
Christmas trees and lights
already line his narrow storefront.
“We do it out of necessity more
than anything else,” House said. “I
would rather set up later, but we
wouldn’t be able to do that and
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
munity will assist throughout the
Race day will also include a
silent auction, and volunteers will
provide the runners with refresh
The race is the first major fund
raiser for the Carson scholarship,
which provides tuition and a sum
mer experience for a rising senior.
Former Chancellor James Moeser,
Student Body President J. J. Raynor,
and Carson’s father and brother are
expected to participate.
“The day is meant to pay hom
age to Eve’s legacy,” Young said. “I
hope everyone will enjoy running
in her honor.”
Contact the University Editor
race effected by Obama
BY MATT LYNLEY
In an election characterized by
upsets, residents of Mecklenburg
County chose Democratic governor
elect Bev Perdue over popular eight
term Charlotte Mayor Pat McCroiy.
Perdue defeated McCrary in the
gubernatorial election by roughly
400 votes on his home turf and by a
margin of about 3 percent statewide.
Most attributed Perdue’s sur
prise victory in Mecklenburg
County to straight ticket voting,
which favored Democrats this elec
tion because of Obama’s presence
at the top of the ticket.
“If you took out straight party
voting which was about 64 per
cent of the vote —and made all of
them ticket splitters or undecided,
McCrory would have won both
Mecklenburg and North Carolina
as a whole,” said Lee Teague, chair of
the Mecklenburg Republican Parly.
According to the N.C. State
Board of Elections, 64 percent of
Democrats in Mecklenburg County
voted straight ticket About 35 per
cent of Republicans did the same.
“Obama pushed straight party
voting, and with Mecklenburg
voting more Democratic lately, I’m
surprised McCrory did as well as he
Racial slurs merit
charges, some say
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BY NICHOLAS PHIUPPOU
The N.C. State University
Student Senate is voting today on
a resolution advocating harsher
penalties for the four students
who wrote racial slurs and threats
toward President-elect Barack
Obama on campus last week.
The four students who admitted
to writing the comments on NCSITs
free expression tunnel are facing
the possibility of expulsion without
Some students and the N.C. chap
ter of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
are joining the student senate in call
ing for more severe punishment
The student senate’s resolution
calls on the university to go beyond
expulsion and encourages prosecu
tion of the students.
Student Senate President Pro
Tempore Kelli Rogers said there
are two sides to campus reaction.
Some say the incident is being
blown out of proportion, while oth
ers want stricter action against the
“The general feeling on campus
is that this kind of language is not
welcome here. We as students do
not support the use of the Free
Expression Tunnel in this fashion,”
she said. “I think that why we’ve
been so slow to act, is that it is our
Free Expression Tunnel.”
Rogers said students hope the
incident will prompt the school
to create official hate crime policy,
which student leaders have dis
cussed since a makeshift noose was
found on campus last year.
“I feel it should go through the
student conduct system,” she said.
The student conduct system
already deals with all such inci
dents, but there is no specific pro
cedure or punishment for hate
crime or hate language, she said.
Sanctions range from probation
The N.C. State Campus Police
Patrol Division Commander,
Captain Jon Barnwell, said there
cannot be any criminal prosecution
because the comments were writ
ten on the Free Expression Tunnel,
which is meant to be unregulated.
“It’s disgusting behavior and
very offensive to me personally.
Unfortunately it just didn’t qualify
as a crime,” he said.
If the words were written any
where else, the students would
have been charged with vandalism
or defacing public property, he said.
The hateful nature of die comments
would elevate the charges further if
they were in a sensitive place, such
as the African-American Cultural
The incident also is prompting
a dialogue on campus about hate
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did,” Teague said.
Theodore Arrington, a political
science professor at UNC-Charlotte,
said that the large number of
African Americans and new voters
participating in the general election
also helped Perdue in Mecklenburg,
and that explained why she defeated
McCrory in his home city.
“In a city election, African
Americans just don’t turn out in
big numbers, but they certainly did
last Hiesday, and also there were a
lot of new voters that showed up.
Almost all African Americans and
new voters voted straight ticket,”
Arrington added that African
Americans and new voters over
whelmingly voted for Obama.
Charlotte resident Tommy
George said both new and vet
eran voters had a tendency to vote
straight ticket, including himself.
“There were also a lot of first
time voters, but like me they saw
the straight party button and boom;
we were there,” George said. “It still
puzzles me that he lost in his own
backyard like that, though.”
Joel Ford, chairman of the
Mecklenburg Democratic Party,
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