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STORIES AND DREAMS
Through photographs and oral
interviews, an exhibit at Duke
University attempts to show
the lives of Latino immigrants.
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The Tar Heels dominated
Chaminade 115-70 in Hawaii,
and senior Danny Green
scored a career-high 26 points.
Due to a reporting error,
Monday’s pg. 1 story, “ASG
votes down access,” incorrectly
states the action taken by a
committee within the UNC
system Association of Student
Governments. The committee
voted against having the resolu
tion move on to the association’s
Due to a reporting error, the
photo caption with Monday’s pg.
1 story, “Seeing Stars,” misstated
the number of UNC football
players dancing with the Star
Heels. Two players danced in the
annual Fall Charity Show.
The Daily Tar Heel apologizes
for the errors.
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The housing department
returns a total of $2,489 to
students forced to live three
to a room, down from $4,578
the year before.
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Sprinklers flood Mclver
Indoor football mishap damages dorm
BY ELIZA KERN
AND MATTHEW PRICE
Students playing football in
Mclver Residence Hall broke a fire
sprinkler head Monday afternoon,
causing flooding and water dam
age to the first and second floors.
The second floor where the
sprinkler was broken suffered
damage to the hallways.
Water pooled on the carpeted
floors there and leaked down into
first-floor residences and the main
parlor, which have hardwood floors.
Water also leaked into the electrical
system, which had to be restarted.
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Dancers from the Stoney Creek Tribe participate in the 13th American Indian Heritage Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History in
Raleigh on Saturday. Dawn Martin of the Sappony Tribe, one of nearly 8,000 attendees, said, "It allows us to share our history and heritage."
N.C. tribes still lobbying for recognition
BY KAITLIN FITZGERALD
The oldest population presence
in state history is today struggling
with some very contemporary
November is American Indian
Heritage Month in North Carolina,
and President Bush declared
Friday Native American Heritage
Day. The recognition brings atten
tion to a population that remains
a distinct entity, despite thousands
of years residing on N.C. land.
“We have to continue to address
the problems of lack of inclusion
in the policy making process,”
said Greg Richardson, executive
director of the N.C. Commission
of Indian Affairs, which works
to preserve cultural identity and
Heels hope to better
N.C. record at Duke
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football team and UNC's other teams during Thanksgiving break.
BY RACHEL ULLRICH SPORTS EDITOR
Garrett Reynolds heard that N.C. State
coach Tom O’Brien proclaimed the
Wolfpack “the best football program in
the state” for the first time Monday.
Reynolds craned his neck around in surprise. “He
Assured that O’Brien did, in fact, say that, the
senior offensive lineman gave a little laugh and
“If he wants to say all that stuff, that’s his opin
ion. Whatever he wants to think, he can think.
While North Carolina’s upset wins and Top 25
rankings have impressed this season, the Thr Heels
still have much to prove against in-state rivals —as
shown this weekend in the Wolfpack’s 41-10 rout in
SEE IN-STATE, PAGE 7
two student rooms on the first
floor,” said Rick Bradley, assistant
director for housing. “Other than
that, there doesn’t appear to be any
Plans were made to relocate stu
dents whose rooms were affected,
but Bradley said only students who
specifically asked to be removed
would be given alternative lodging.
They would likely be moved to other
dorms in the Kenan community.
Students were told that clothes
might be wet and water might be in
the closets, said sophomore Ashlee
Conti, a first-floor resident.
The student who threw the foot-
SEE FLOODING, PAGE 7
A STEADFAST FEW
advocate for the rights of American
“We still have to deal with the
problem of racism.”
According to the 2000 Census,
about 100,000 American Indians
live in North Carolina the largest
population east of the Mississippi
and the eighth-largest population
in the country.
Tribes face the same challenges
as any other American demo
graphic, although they retain some
autonomy from the U.S. govern
ment. Some of the problems, such
as education and health care, are
exacerbated by a lack of govern
New faces in political office
could usher in changes, Richardson
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The Chapel Hill Fire Department responds to a broken sprinkler head
on the second floor of Mclver Residence Hall Monday afternoon.
He said he is hopeful that
President-elect Barack Obama
and N.C. Governor-elect Bev
Perdue will appoint American
Indians to their administrations.
North Carolina has eight tribes
that are either state or feder
ally recognized. The largest non
federally recognized tribe is the
Lumbee Tribe, based in Robeson
Tribes want federal recognition
because with that comes funding
from the federal Bureau of Indian
Affairs and the right to operate
gaming facilities on tribal land.
Gaming is a lucrative industry
for American Indians that pro
vides revenue and creates jobs for
Many of the problems American
Indians face stem from how much
money the tribes receive from the
federal and state governments.
UNC’S IN-STATE RECOINS
The Eastern Band of Cherokee
are the only federally recognized
tribe in the state. They operate a
gaming facility in Cherokee, locat
ed in the western edge of North
Carolina. The facility has become
the largest employer in the west
ern part of the state.
Federal recognition requires
a U.S. Congressional act and is
something that the Lumbee Tribe
has long been advocating for.
Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C.,
tried to pass the most recent
Lumbee recognition bill last year,
but failed because of significant
opposition from other states.
One of the biggest challenges
for American Indians today is edu
cation only a little more than
half graduate from high school,
said Clara Sue Kidwell, director
SEE TRIBES, PAGE 7
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008
Plans on hold to
DTH INSIDE: Applications for campus
housing go online Dec. 4. PG. 3
BY MATTHEW MCGIBNEY
An apartment complex located
less than a mile from campus will
remain open next year despite
plans to tear it down.
Town House Apartments
Resident Manager Julia Brooks
attributed the change in plans to
complicated economic conditions.
The owners granted a con
tract to sell the property to Ram
Development Company if its
proposed project is approved.
The developer plans to convert
the apartments into a complex
of single-family homes called the
Residences at Grove Park.
The Chapel Hill Town Council has
not yet approved the project, which
has been in the works since 2006.
The proposed Grove Park com
plex will contain approximately
346 units and 580 parking spaces.
About 15 percent of the units will
be designated low-cost housing
options. Town House currently has
111 rental units.
The council originally planned
to discuss the project at its meet
ing Tuesday, but town planning
staff recommended that the dis
cussion be delayed until January
because of issues involving zoning
ordinances, said Scott Simmons,
senior planning graphics special
ist for the town of Chapel Hill.
The apartments are a popular
SEE TOWN HOUSE, PAGE 7
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Tar Heels look to
end 5-loss streak
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the Thanksgiving sports events. PG. 4.
BY CHRIS HEMPSON
It’s the night before the biggest
game of the season for the North
Carolina men’s soccer team. Asa
steady drizzle falls at Fetzer Field,
the team scrimmages.
The team’s focus Monday is evi
dent right from the start the Thr
Heels clearly know their chance to
prove themselves is close at hand.
Early on, freshman Billy Schuler
settles a pass outside the 18-yard box
and rips a streamer straight at keep
er Brooks Haggerty. Fifteen minutes
later, midfielder Garry Lewis wins a
thundering 50-50 tackle.
It’s a type of intensity the Tar
Heels have missed lately. But as
the team silently walks off the
field, their blank faces show that
is no longer a problem.
“We have to get our confidence
SEE SOCCER, PAGE 7