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$36.7 million over a 12-year period.

Air will also receive grants from local govern-
ments to facilitate the move.
According to the Charlotte Chamber of
Commerce, Sealed Air will employ 1,262
people by the end of 2017 with an average
salary of more than $119,000, bringing in
an estimated $18.1 million in state and local
taxes annually. The average annual wage in
Mecklenburg County is $59,046.
Sealed Airs move will generate $528.6
million in economic activity and an addi-
tional 1,310 jobs beyond what the company
announced, Bob Morgan, president and CEO
of the Charlotte Chamber, said in a statement
about the relocation.
When a Fortune 500 company picks
Charlotte, it does wonders for the Charlotte
business reputation, said Natalie Dick, vice
president of public relations at the Charlotte
Chamber of Commerce. It could be that the
CEO of Sealed Air could be a cheerleader for
future relocations to the Charlotte area.
Charlotte was an attractive location for
Sealed Air because of its international airport,
its business-friendly environment with old
and new companies and the quality of life the
area provides, she said.
Despite the large number of jobs being
brought in by Sealed Air, not everyone
agrees with the use of state incentives to
attract companies.
The state of North Carolinas economy is
not going to be won by a couple of big proj-
ects, said John Hood, president and chair-
man of the John Locke Foundation. One of
the purposes of taxation is to generate rev-
enue for the cost of services. If one company
gets a tax break, then someone has to pay for
their services.
The states incentives fund has been used
to the point of depletion, and some are
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Sealed Air is planning to bring its company headquarters to Charlotte by the end of 2017. The move will bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.
Students and members of UNCs faculty gathered for a moment of silence and posed
for a group photo to honor Faith Hedgepeth, who was found dead two years ago.
Bubble wrap producer to bring 1,000 jobs to the state
By Zachery Eanes
Staff Writer
Bubble wrap is popping into Charlotte
and bringing more than 1,000 jobs with it.
Sealed Air Corporation, the company
famous for producing bubble wrap, is plan-
ning to bring its headquarters to the city
by the end of 2017, one of several recent
high-profile corporate relocations to North
With the July 23 announcement, Sealed
Air became the eighth Fortune 500 company
in the Charlotte area.
McCrory and the state legislature over-
hauled the states tax policy in 2013, lowering
the corporate tax rate from 6.9 percent in
2013 to 5 percent by the start of 2015 in an
effort to stimulate the economy and spur job
creation in the recessions aftermath.
North Carolinas business-friendly climate
continues to attract corporate headquarters to
the Charlotte region, McCrory said in a state-
ment on Sealed Airs move.
Since March 2013, at least 16 major corpo-
rations have moved headquarters to the state,
including Advance Auto Parts and MetLife.
The states Job Development Investment
Grant (JDIG) program could give Sealed Air
By Lauren Kent
Senior Writer
The UNC system rolled out a redesigned
website for online education Thursday, mak-
ing it easier to navigate for nontraditional
students applying for an online degree.
After system administrators observed
that a high level of web traffic each month
30,000 unique visitors was translating
to 150 applicants, they decided the UNC
Online website needed an update.
The site is designed to work better for
candidates, said Matthew Rascoff, the
UNC-system vice president for technology-
based learning and innovation. But its also
designed to work better for campuses.
Rascoff said the new website seeks to
treat online students the same as tradition-
al, residential students.
When online candidates visit our site,
they should feel like theyre entering the
gates of the university, Rascoff said.
To make the website easier for students
to navigate, UNC Online enlisted the help
of Seattle-based software company Ranku,
which runs a website to search for online
degree and certificate programs.
Rankus website focuses on programs
at private and public universities that face
heavy competition from for-profit online
programs such as DeVry University and the
University of Phoenix. The UNC Online
degree search engine now uses the same
software as Ranku.
Instead of having a list of programs to
choose from, we ask the user what they want
and can present the most relevant program
based on their query, said Kim Taylor,
Ranku co-founder and CEO, in an email.
Taylor said the average person seeking an
online degree is a 35-year-old working adult
or military service member, and Ranku plans
to update UNC Online in the next few months
to specifically cater to military students.
The Fort Bragg Training and Education
Center helps connect soldiers to resourc-
es for continuing education. Chief of
Counseling Byron Johnston said one of the
quickest ways to advance in the military is
through higher education.
A lot of times, these soldiers know what
they want; they just dont know how to get
there, Johnston said. If you make it easy
and you make it understandable to the
soldiers, youre going to get a migration
towards that (website).
By Sarah Brown
State & National Editor
The release of a death row
inmate wrongly imprisoned for
30 years has shed new light on
the conflicted state of the death
penalty in North Carolina.
On Sept. 2, a Robeson
County judge vacated
the convictions of Henry
McCollum and his half
brother Leon Brown after
the states Innocence Inquiry
Commission tested DNA
from the crime scene and
found that the evidence
implicated a different man.
McCollum and Brown were
convicted in 1984 of first-
degree murder and rape. Both
men spent time on death row,
though Browns sentence was
later changed to a life sen-
By Jenny Surane
It didnt take much for people to want
to be friends with Faith Hedgepeth.
Dozens attended a memorial in
Hedgepeths honor in the Student Union
Monday, 24 months after she was found
dead in her off-campus apartment.
Police have spent thousands of hours
and processed hundreds of DNA sam-
ples to find her killer, to no avail.
I met Faith the night that she
passed. I was going to an Alpha Pi
Omega event, said senior Lindsey
Hooker. I just knew I was going to
want to be friends with her.
Students had the opportunity to
participate in a moment of silence
to honor Hedgepeth, a native of the
Haliwa-Saponi tribe, during the memo-
rial, which was sponsored by the Alpha
Pi Omega sorority, the American Indian
Center, the Carolina Indian Circle, the
First Nations Graduate Circle and the
Phi Sigma Nu fraternity.
Following the moment of silence,
attendees were asked to participate in a
group photo and hold up signs calling
UNC schools want to draw more
nontraditional students.
sparks debate
North Carolina is one of 32
states with a death penalty:

Since 2000, the number
of death sentences given in
N.C. each year has declined.

The state carried out its
last death-row execution on
Aug. 18, 2006.

The Racial Justice Act was
passed by state lawmakers in
2009 and repealed in 2013.

Death-row inmate Henry
McCollum was released
Sept. 3, 2014 after DNA evi-
dence proved his innocence.
tence in prison.
If these men had been
executed years ago, we almost
certainly would have never
learned of this grave injustice,
Dozens call for justice for Faith
Hedgepeth during memorial
A judge vacated
a death row inmates
Campus groups organized
a moment of silence
for the slain UNC junior.
for Justice for Faith.
Its not right that the person that
killed her is still walking free, said
Hooker, a native of the Lumbee tribe.
Organizers asked students to take
individual photos of themselves hold-
ing up the signs and post them to social
Police released new information
related to Hedgepeths homicide case
Thursday. Chapel Hill Police Chief
Chris Blue provided the public with a
timeline of Hedgepeths final night and
details about the crime scene.
Shannon Ross, a member of the
Alpha Pi Omega sorority and an orga-
nizer of the event, said she hopes the
newly released information will help
The CEO of Sealed Air could be a cheerleader for future relocations
to the Charlotte area.
Natalie Dick,
Spokeswoman for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Overeaters Anonymous Meet-
ing: This meeting is aimed to
help anyone sufering from an
eating disorder. This 12-step
program holds fve meetings
each week in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro. The meeting is open
to the public and free of charge.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Evergreen United
Methodist Church
The Police State in North Caro-
lina: Surveillance and Repres-
sion Against Activists in North
Carolina (lecture): Eric Ginsburg,
associate editor and co-founder of
Triad City Beat, will lead a discus-
sion about suppression of activists
in the state and how to combat it.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Student Union 3408
Witness to Sept. 11 attacks
speaks at UNC DiPhi Society:
R.C. Mulcahy, author of One
from Two,will speak about his
book as part of his national book
tour. Proceeds will be donated
to medical research in honor of
those lost in the attacks.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Di Chamber, New
West Hall 310
Bodies and Bones (event):
Tanya Shields, assistant profes-
sor of womens and gender
studies, will be reading from her
book, Bodies and Bones: Femi-
nist Rehearsal and Imagining
NOTED. A college in Austria
gave 144 students an
entrance exam that had all
of the answers filled in. In
usual killjoy exam fashion,
the tests were collected, and
students will have to retake
the exam later. And to think
this story started out so well.
QUOTED. I have drank his
semen. I just thought it was
spoiled cream.
A female employee in
Minnesota whose coffee
was spoiled by an unpleas-
ant addition from her male
co-worker. The man has
since been charged.
et ready for an onslaught of
British baby craziness. Again. Kate
Middleton and Prince William are
expecting their second child. While
British royalists and their obsessive American
counterparts are undoubtedly ecstatic, one man
might be feeling a bit bitter. The new baby will be
fourth in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry
back to fifth. Not only does that virtually solidify
the fact that the redheaded casanova will never
hold the throne, but it also sets in stone the con-
tinuation of extreme second child syndrome.
Britains got babies
From staf and wire reports
Someone reported
larceny and shoplifting at
the Walgreens at 1500 E.
Franklin St. at 7:26 p.m.
Saturday, according to Chapel
Hill police reports.
The person stole two gift
bags valued at $6, reports
Someone broke into
and stole from a vehicle in a
parking lot at 1105 N.C. 54
between 11 p.m. Saturday
and 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
The stolen items include
a leather wallet valued at
$20, credit and debit cards,
a North Carolina drivers
license, social security card,
food stamp card and $80 in
cash, reports state.
Someone reported lar-
ceny from the Advance Auto
Parts at 1744 N. Fordham
Blvd. at 12:58 p.m. Sunday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
The person stole wiper
blades valued at $25, reports
Someone drove while
impaired at 103 Botanical
Way at 8:59 p.m. Sunday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
The person left the scene of
the crash, reports state.
Someone stole copper
piping and caused a gas leak
in a vacant rental unit at 102
Isley St. at 9:52 p.m. Sunday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
The stolen piping was val-
ued at $1,000, reports state.
Someone threw nails into
a yard at 500 S. Greensboro
St. at 9:07 a.m. Saturday,
according to Carrboro police
The nails caused damage to
the landscape valued at $20,
reports state.
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Karen Copeland plays against the UNC Bridge Team at the Triangle Bridge Club in Durham. UNC hopes to win the national championship again this year.
By Mia Madduri
Staff Writer
At the University of National Champions,
members of the bridge team are no exception.
The UNC Bridge Team, made up of four stu-
dents, is coming off a second-place finish in the
National Collegiate Bridge Championship in
Las Vegas in July. This year, the team is hoping
to win it all, including a $20,000 prize.
Sponsored by UNC physics professor
Hugon Karwowski, the team started in 2011.
They won the national championship the next
year and have attended the national champi-
onship tournament every year since.
Bridge is a partnership game with a total of
four people on one team. It is played using a
standard deck of cards, with each player hold-
ing 13 cards.
Often, one game can take up to three
Bridge is a very challenging game. It has
a lot of strategy for example, you tell your
partner what you have in your hand by what
you do bid and what you dont bid, said
Darleen Bates, director of the Triangle Bridge
Club in Durham, where the team played
Junior Parker Xie said the team faced
tough competition during this summers
The trip to Las Vegas for last years cham-
pionship lasted 12 to 13 days and was a lot
of fun, Xie said. We ended up in second
place and played against tens of hundreds
of tables with some really good teams from
UC-Berkeley and University of Chicago.
Bridge is a very intricate game full of prob-
ability and psychology. UNC has a pretty good
base environment for learning bridge because
we already have a pretty good team, and we
have Dr. Karwowski actively supporting us,
Xie said.
In order to play in the 2015 national com-
petition in Chicago, UNCs bridge team must
go through a qualifying round.
More teams are allowed to participate
in the qualifying rounds, but now only four
teams will move on to the finals, which is less
than last years eight teams, Xie said.
The North American College Bridge Team
Championship has also increased the prize
money from $2,000 to $20,000 in the past
year and provides other teams with travel
Even though runner-up doesnt get any
scholarship money, we still get a free trip to
Las Vegas with $250 for food and a general
allowance, said the teams captain, sopho-
more Ben Kompa.
Kompa said the bridge team will open up to
beginners this year in the hopes that they can
teach more people about this game.
Ive been playing bridge for less than a
year. I saw a flyer last October, and I knew the
rules before, but I really started learning here
on campus, Kompa said.
No one on the team has played for more
than five years, he said.
I started playing bridge during undergrad in
Singapore, said Zheqi Zhang, a graduate stu-
dent in statistics and operations research.
Our club had at least 30 people, and I was
told its pretty popular in America. However, its
kind of disappointing that there are such few
Now, the team has an unprecedented 22
interested new players ranging from students
who have a general interest to those with
more experience, Kompa said.
This can be just a game, but there are also
professional bridge players out there, Bates
said. Its their job to go to tournaments, and
that could last a week.
For those people who arent employed as
professional bridge players, they can earn
points that result in different levels of merit.
If you compare it to karate, a black belt is
similar to being a life master, and there are
levels that go beyond life master such as silver
or gold life master, Bates said.
Zhang humbly summed up the teams
My teammates are pretty good.
The team won the 2012 bridge national championship
By Aren Besson
Staff Writer
During their first meeting in the newly
renovated Town Hall on Monday night, the
Chapel Hill Town Council set the date for
a public hearing on the Rogers Road extra-
territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) for Oct. 15.
Including Rogers Road as an extraterrito-
rial jurisdiction in Chapel Hill would allow
the town to make decisions over the area,
despite its falling outside of city limits.
It would give the town the ability to con-
tribute funding for sewage infrastructure
in the neighborhood.
Rogers Road agreed to house the
countys landfill in 1972 on the condi-
tion that it receive money for sewage and
water hookups and a community center
after 10 years.
The Rogers Road area housed the land-
fill until June 2013, and it still has not
received money for sewage hookups. The
town claims it cant pay for them because
part of the neighborhood doesnt fall with-
in Chapel Hill limits.
These homes have failing septic tank
systems, said Rev. Robert Campbell, presi-
dent of the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood
Some of these residents are having their
septic tank pumped three or four times a
year, and others are living on contaminated
The town decided to postpone the hear-
ing on the ETJ because it has not yet accu-
mulated income data for the residents of
Rogers Road, said Judy Johnson, a senior
planner for the town.
The town can only send money if the
area qualifies as low-income.
If they dont qualify with their income
levels, it doesnt do anything for us to
extend the jurisdiction, Johnson said.
More than 80 households in the Rogers
Road area are without sewer services,
Johnson said.
While the council members were hope-
ful that they would vote to include Rogers
Road as an ETJ, some council members
were concerned they would exert author-
ity in an area that could not vote in Chapel
Hill elections.
When it comes to an ETJ, we have
responsibility over the area, but they
cant vote for us, and thats not some-
thing that fosters good will, said
Councilman Jim Ward.
The next public hearing will take place
Oct. 15. The hearing, which started on
Oct. 21, 2013, has been pushed back
three times.
I expect and hope that the council
will make a positive vote on the 15th,
Councilman Lee Storrow said.
Petitioners suspect
scal mismanagement
Frank Baumgartner, a political science professor at UNC, looks on as a fellow
panelist discussed the topic of Rights, Race and Placein Wilson Library Monday.
By Maura Devetski
Staff Writer
A panel of specialists discussed race
relations Monday in light of the death
of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,
arguing Browns death is the latest
example of a recurring trend of vio-
lence resulting from racial conflict.
The event, which took place in
Wilson Library and was sponsored by
the Center for Urban and Regional
Studies and the Institute of African
American Research, featured an open
discussion of the lessons that can be
learned from the events in Ferguson.
Theodore Shaw, a panelist and
director of the UNC Center for Civil
Rights, said urban rebellions in
predominantly black communities
like the Ferguson protests have
historically been the result of racial
This is not new, nor is it unprec-
edented, Shaw said.
UNC political science professor
Frank Baumgartner agreed with
Shaw, saying there is an identifiable
relationship between police ticket-
ing and race.
Every generation rediscov-
ers something that is perennial,
Baumgartner said.
The panelists, whose fields ranged
from history to psychology, touched
on several underlying factors such
as social, political and economic
inequalities that contributed to
unrest in Ferguson.
Using the situation in Ferguson as
a starting point, the panel discussed
the long history of race relations in
the U.S. and the realities that con-
tinue to exist today.
The panelists were given the floor
to present the various factors con-
tributing to racial violence across
the country.
Blair Kelley, a history professor at
N.C. State University, said the events
in Ferguson were reminiscent of
other instances of racial tension in
American history, such as the civil
rights movement of the 1960s.
I was intrigued by this mobiliza-
tion this beginning of what could
be a movement for social change,
Kelley said.
The question of police responses
in communities made up predomi-
nantly of racial minorities led to the
discussion of broader issues, includ-
ing American identity.
The reality in this country is a
reality that we are deeply invested
collectively in ignoring; (it) is that
race has always been and continues
to be the great American dilemma,
Shaw said.
UNC seniors Caitlin Biddell and
Michelle Goto attended the event
after hearing about it from the news
listserv for the Gillings School of
Global Public Health. Biddell, a
biology major from Raleigh, said she
liked hearing a variety of perspec-
tives represented on the panel.
A reason I wanted to come was
to be prepared to have conversations
(about race) and to not be ignorant,
which is why I appreciated the
diversity of specializations on the
panel, Biddell said.
Race is a big issue and will
always be unless we continue to have
these conversations, Goto said.
The group of local experts
discussed the larger
impact of Ferguson, Mo.
Council sets
Rogers Road
hearing for
next month
Panel talks US race relations
By Claire Nielsen
Assistant City Editor
Ten petitioners accused Town
Manager Roger Stancil of finan-
cial mismanagement during the
Chapel Hill Town Council meeting
Tom Henkel, member of the
towns Sustainability Committee
from 2005 to 2011, presented the
petition on behalf of the 10 total
Theres been some questionable
financial practices, Henkel said.
The petition was received and
referred to the Town Council
members and staff.
Stancil said he had not seen the
petition prior to Monday night
and did not yet have an official
response to its claims.
Were putting some information
together and getting back to the
council as soon as we can, he said.
The petitioners are concerned
about six main instances where
financial mismanagement could
have occurred.
The group said Stancil used
public funds to promote the pri-
vate development project at Obey
Creek and allowed consultant costs
to become exorbitant. They also
accused the town manager of failing
to properly plan for the repairs to
the flood-damaged Town Hall. The
estimated cost of the project doubled
to $1.2 million during the yearlong
construction, which is supposed to
wrap up later this year.
The petitioners also said town
staff used Ephesus-Fordham dis-
trict-related fees to fund affordable
housing initiatives for the 2014-
15 budget and failed to allocate
money to pay for the towns pen-
sion liability in recent years.
Henkel said it is normal for
towns to express concerns about
the town managers budget and use
of town funds.
David Schwartz, a Chapel Hill
resident and signer of the petition,
said the public and town council
members deserve to know of any
fiscal mismanagement by the man-
agers office.
One goal is simply that this
information come to the attention
of council members, he said. We
dont know whether its a cause for
concern, but it might be. Its worth
Schwartz said Stancils annual
performance review is coming up in
the next few months, and petition-
ers would like council members to
take the presented information into
account during the review.
Council members might not have
time in their schedules to examine
possible issues of fiscal mismanage-
ment, and the petitioners want to
advocate for the best interests of the
town, Schwartz said.
According to the petition,
Henkel, Schwartz and their co-
signers would like an explanation
from the town manager for the
listed instances of possible fiscal
mismanagement and want a per-
formance improvement plan to
prevent future mismanagement.
We would like to see a clear
plan, some kind of safeguard,
so these issues will not reoccur,
Schwartz said.
Residents say Town
Manager Roger Stancil
misused public funds.
The date was set Monday after
being pushed back three times.
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said Richard Dieter, executive
director of the Death Penalty
Information Center, in a state-
McCollums release
leaves 152 inmates on North
Carolinas death row.
Death row executions in
North Carolina have halted
since 2006 due to a variety
of legal challenges, including
several under the states for-
mer Racial Justice Act, which
allowed defendants to use
claims of racial discrimina-
tion to have their death row
sentences converted to life in
prison without parole.
The 2009 act was repealed
by the N.C. General Assembly
in 2013. Still, four case appeals
are pending involving the
Racial Justice Act in the N.C.
Supreme Court, said Vernetta
Alston, an attorney with the
Durham-based Center for
Death Penalty Litigation.
Until the court decides
those cases, Alston said, the
future of the laws role in
state death penalty litigation
remains unclear.
Its our position that every-
one who has an RJA motion
currently pending that those
motions are not rendered mute
by the repeal of a law, she said.
Lawyers filed a motion
under the Racial Justice Act
in McCollums case, but his
release was based on separate
litigation, she said.
Jennifer Marsh, director
of research and community
services at UNC School of
Law, said critics of the Racial
Justice Act wrongly argued
the act would lead people to
be released from prison.
That is not and was never a
remedy under the act, she said.
Support for the death pen-
alty for people convicted of
murder stands around 60 per-
cent nationally, according to
the most recent Gallup poll on
the issue. But capital punish-
ments approval is at its lowest
point in more than 40 years.
And Sarah Preston, policy
director for North Carolinas
chapter of the American Civil
Liberties Union, said she
thinks there has been national
and state momentum against
the use of capital punishment.
A national advocacy
group called Conservatives
Concerned About the Death
Penalty launched in 2013 to
push for an end to the death
penalty, Preston said, and
North Carolina has a chapter
of the organization.
What were starting to see
is recognition that is sort of
bipartisan and lots of groups
and categories of people are
starting to recognize that the
death penalty is broken in a
variety of different ways, she
said. It feels different from
how its felt in the past.
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In addition to the degree
search engine, the redesigned
website also includes sections
for searching for online classes.
One feature allows students to
search for classes they could
take for equivalent credit at
other UNC-system schools.
The new website is also
optimized for mobile devices
and gives users the option
to sign in with social net-
works such as Facebook and
Robert Bruce, director of
UNC-CHs Friday Center,
said he thinks the redesigned
website will help attract stu-
dents to the Friday Centers
online classes especially
nontraditional students who
may live outside of North
police find her killer.
We just want everyone to
know everyone in the sur-
rounding area, campus com-
munity, Chapel Hill, Durham,
wherever that we have not
forgotten, Ross said.
We will not forget. And
we would love justice for our
The event drew students
of all ages, and Ross said she
hopes everyone learned how
much Hedgepeth meant to
the University community.
I just think everybody
should know that she was a
wonderful person, Ross said.
She definitely didnt deserve
what happened.
Senior Caitlin Riley never
met Hedgepeth but was com-
pelled to attend the memorial
to show solidarity with the
groups calling for police to
find her killer.
Its just not right for the
person that did this to her
to still be free, she said. We
should get to the bottom of
Two years later, Hooker said
she still remembers her brief
encounter with Hedgepeth.
She was somebody,
Hooker said, carrying the
Justice for Faith sign out of
the Great Hall. She just had
a good spirit about her.
pushing the North Carolina
legislature to call a special
session to replenish the pro-
gram, said Patrick Conway,
chairman of the economics
department at UNC.
When you use funds for
business recruitment, you are
taking them away from other
activities, he said.
Rather than just recruit-
ing corporations through the
use of monetary grants and
incentives, there are other
options, Hood said.
One traditional incen-
tive is through the training
of local citizens, he said.
If the company fails, the
employees were trained. At
least you have something
that will stick around and
not move to South Carolina
or South Korea.
The United States has the
highest corporate tax rate in
the world, Hood said.
When North Carolina faces
competition from not only
South Carolina but also South
Korea for attracting compa-
nies, it is not unreasonable
for the state legislature to flag
North Carolinas tax rate as
an issue, he said.
Hood said if the state
reaches certain revenue goals,
the corporate tax rate could
drop as low as 3 percent by
Critics of the lowered
corporate tax rate said law-
makers reform package will
decrease state revenue.
Any benefit from a tax cut
will be offset dollar for dollar
and result in no net economic
gain in the short-term, wrote
Alexandra Sirota, project
director for the Budget and
Tax Center, in an April 2013
And even with a lower tax
rate making North Carolina
more competitive for relo-
cation, incentives are still
necessary to bring companies
like Sealed Air to cities like
Charlotte, Dick said.
Incentives dont
necessarily mean that a
company will come, but we
need to be competitive,
she said. And to be in the
running without (incentives)
will be very difficult.
Loeb a step closer
to US Open bid
By Jeremy Vernon
Staff Writer
Jamie Loeb had her fair
share of success during the
2013-14 season as a fresh-
man on the North Carolina
womens tennis team.
The New York native
earned a program record 53
wins in her first year while
leading UNC to the NCAA
Tournament finals against
UCLA. She was also honored
as both the ITA National
College Player of the Year and
ACC Player of the Year.
And now, even though the
team season hasnt yet begun,
Loeb has added another
accolade to her resume, win-
ning the inaugural American
Collegiate Invitational after
beating Virginias Julia Elbaba
in straight sets this weekend.
Loeb began the tourna-
ment against UCLA sopho-
more Jennifer Brady. After a
straight-sets victory, the UNC
sophomore faced off against
Virginias Danielle Collins, who
won the NCAA singles champi-
onship in May.
Here, Coach Brian Kalbas
said, a developing part of
Loebs game shined.
That had to be the best
Ive ever seen (her) serve, he
said. We had been working
on it throughout last season,
and now shes gotten to a
point where she can be con-
sistent with it, match in and
match out.
Loeb tallied seven aces
against Collins, overpowering
her in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.
The finals started slower for
the No. 1 player in the nation,
as Loeb and Elbaba broke each
others serves to tie the first
set at five games apiece. Then
Loebs serve took over again.
She started the 11th game
with three aces, eventually tak-
ing the game and set, 7-5. Loeb
then found her groove in the
second set, dominating Elbaba
en route to a 7-5, 6-1 win.
For me to come out and
play the way I did, its given me
Jamie Loeb, a sophomore on the UNC womens tennis team, is
the reigning ITA National College Player of the Year.
a ton of confidence, she said.
Hayley Carter, a fellow
UNC teammate and Loebs
doubles partner, played in
the tournament as well. She
lost to Kristie Ahn, the ITA
National Senior Player of the
Year for the 2013-14 season,
in the first round.
And while Carters tourna-
ment stay was cut short, she is
excited about what shes seen
from herself and from Loeb.
Of course I would have
loved to play better, but this
tournament was a great expe-
rience for me, Carter said.
Jamies been playing amaz-
ing, and we really clicked at the
end of last year, so Im really
pumped for doubles season.
But for Loeb, another piece
of hardware may be the least
important thing she earned.
With the tournament win,
Loeb is guaranteed a wild card
spot in the qualifying draw of
the 2015 U.S. Open. But if her
professional ranking is No. 150
or better next year, her wild
card will take her to the main
draw in Flushing Meadows.
Now that I know that I
have that spot and possibly a
main draw, its going to take
a lot of pressure off me this
season, Loeb said.
Last year Loeb had to worry
about qualifying while put-
ting up the best single-season
performance in UNC history.
Who knows where this season
will take her now that she has
one less thing on her plate?
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Elderly Chapel Hill man
located in wooded area
Richard Silva, 90, was found
in a wooded area off Interstate
40 Monday after going missing
from Carol Woods Retirement
Community Saturday.
Silva, a veteran, was
taken to UNC Hospitals,
according to a press release
from the Chapel Hill Police
Chapel Hill Transit might
see delays on Pittsboro
A tree removal company
will remove hazardous shrub-
bery at a bus stop at 310
Pittsboro St. between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The removal will close one
lane of traffic, the bus stop
and the crosswalk and side-
walk around the bus stop.
Chapel Hill Transit
might experience delays in
this area throughout the
day Wednesday. Riders are
encouraged to allow for extra
travel time.
Bike-in movie night at
Rosemary parking deck
Go Chapel Hill will show
the movie Breaking Away
at the Wallace Parking Deck
at 150 E. Rosemary Street at
sunset Friday.
Moviegoers are encouraged
to get to the event by bike.
There will be valet bike park-
ing, and the Bicycle Alliance
Chapel Hill will host a cruiser
ride before the movie at 6
Bike safety advocates
will also offer informative
sessions on laws regarding
lights for cyclists and alter-
native transportation.
Chapel Hill Library cel-
ebrates banned books
The Chapel Hill Public
Library will celebrate Banned
Books Week later this month
by unveiling its latest crop of
trading cards. The trading
cards, which feature original
art of covers of banned books,
will be on display beginning
Sept. 21.
From staff and wire reports
By Everett Handy
Staff Writer
Student anarchists will
gather today to address the
societal presence of police
through a seminar called The
Police State in North Carolina:
Surveillance and Repression
Against Activists in North
The event, which is part of
Radical Rush Week, is hosted
by the campus anarchist
group UNControllables.
As an anarchist group,
we want the world without
police, said James Hoopes, a
senior Latin American stud-
ies and mathematics double
We think that when the
police are the only legitimate
purveyors of violence of soci-
ety, that means they can get
away with murder like we saw
in Durham, N.C., last year,
where a 17-year-old Latino
kid, Jesus Huerta, wound up
dead in the back of a police
squad car.
From various Occupy
movements to specific
accounts like Jesus Huertas,
Hoopes said there are many
examples of police infringing
on Americans liberties. He
said there are many students
who want to see this change,
and tonights information
session is geared toward
The purpose for this talk
is to arm radicals who want
to make a change happen
with the information they ll
need to do it safely, and to
understand what kind of sur-
veillance and oppression the
state will bring against them,
Hoopes said.
The talk will also feature
Eric Ginsburg, associate editor
and co-founder of the newspa-
per Triad City Beat. Ginsburg
wrote a 2013 article about
police surveillance, causing
Time: 7:30 p.m. tonight
Location: Student Union
the city of Greensboro to try to
obtain a temporary restraining
order in an attempt to stop the
distribution of his article.
What I was investigating
at the time was the police
surveillance of activists,
Ginsburg said.
There was a lot of inter-
esting approaches that
were being taken, and I was
really looking at officers in
Greensboro, but I found out
they worked in collabora-
tion with officers around the
state, including officers from
Chapel Hill, Asheville and
Charlotte. For example, at the
Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair
one year, the police set up in
an empty shop from across
the street so they could moni-
tor the activities.
Ginsburg gave a similar
talk during last years Radical
Rush Week, discussing his
article and the current police
Last year, I really enjoyed
the entire presentation, said
Devon Allen, a sophomore
biology major.
Social change is defi-
nitely my thing, and the
UNControllables are really
informative about what the
police are doing wrong. I
cant wait to hear their guest
speaker again, too. His story
from last year was so power-
ful about standing up for
what is right.
Hoopes said the point of
the talk isnt to expose the
police, but to highlight the
inefficiencies in the system.
It is not a broken system,
he said.
It exists exactly as it is
designed to, which is to ter-
rorize people, and its effi-
A Radical Rush Week
event will focus on
police surveillance.
By Margaret Gilmore
Staff Writer
A new kind of fashion has
made its way to Chapel Hill
and it involves skirts made
of plastic construction netting
and belts made of rolled up
recycled newspaper.
For the second time this
year, Rubbish 2 Runway is
making an appearance at
FRANK Gallery to host a
community fashion show
Friday, allowing local artists
to exhibit designs made from
recycled materials.
In a competitive selec-
tion process, 17 student
and professional designers
were chosen to debut their
works, with the only limita-
tion being that everything in
each outfit must be created
from recycled or repurposed
Its a way to emphasize
green thinking and the
ethos of recycling, as well as
encouraging design when you
have certain limitations put
on you, said show creator
Mark Elliott.
Not only are participants
displaying their work to the
public, they are also compet-
ing against each other.
A panel of three guest art-
ists and designers will judge
the garments, awarding both
cash prizes and trophies
made of recycled materials
to the top three artists.
FRANK gallery manager
Torey Mishoe said Rubbish 2
Runway II is a unique experi-
ence because it allows com-
munity members to exhibit
their work.
Today marks the open-
ing of the exhibit in FRANK
Gallery, where the designs
will be displayed prior to the
fashion show. The 17 pieces
will wait on mannequins until
Rubbish 2 Runway II, a sold out Trashion Showon display in FRANK Gallery, features over twenty pieces crafted from recycled materials.
Time: 7 p.m. Friday
Location: FRANK Gallery
the contest at the end of the
On Friday, community
members who have already
purchased VIP tickets to the
fashion show will benefit
from reserved seating and a
pre-party that includes food
and drinks a new addition
to this years show.
Following the pre-party,
doors will open to the general
public, and the 17 artists will
send their designs down the
runway for the highly antici-
pated trashion show.
The designs will be mod-
eled by designers friends or
FRANK Gallery will
host a trash-inspired
fashion show.
Reusing refuse for the runway
even the artists themselves.
Models will strut their stuff
to the sounds of disc jockey
Fifi Hi-Fi, a local Carrboro
artist known for dance jams.
From 4-year-old models to
college students, a wide range
of community members will
take part in this event.
This years fashion show
will feature hair and makeup
designs from Carrboros
Ceremony Salon. With five
stylists and one assistant
working as a team, Ceremony
Salon has achieved a cohe-
sive look to show off the con-
trast between rubbish and
Everyone uses hair as an
expression of themselves. For
us, this is an art form. Hair is
our medium, owner Rachel
Radford said.
Since her salon is brand new
in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
area, Radford said she sees the
show as both an opportunity to
promote Ceremony Salon and
a chance for her stylists to grow
as hairdressers.
While the models will
maintain a clean and simple
look, the stylists at Ceremony
have been formally trained
in runway hair and makeup.
In the past four years alone,
Radford said she has gained
much of her experience
working in more than 20
Mercedes-Benz Fashion
Following the fashion
show, the eco-friendly gar-
ments will return to the
FRANK Gallery display until
Oct. 5.
Its always important for
us to remind people that
there are so many young and
emerging artists in the com-
munity that are doing really
good things, Mishoe said.
Radicals discuss
police state
Its a way to emphasize green thinking
as well as encouraging design.
Mark Elliott,
Creator of Rubbish 2 Runway II
UNC Mens Basketball Team UNC Mens Basketball Team
Students interested in trying
out for the Mens JV and
Varsity basketball teams
must attend a
Sept. 10 4:30pm
Dean Smith Center
Every full-time student interested must
be in attendance, including junior varsity
players from past years.
Please enter the Smith Center at
Entrance A and sit in section 121.
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Get to know four UNC startups
Compiled by staff writer Karishma Patel.
Emerge SUCCEED Boys on Track
In the summer of 2011, UNC junior Cole
Johnson went to Kolkata, India, with his
church and saw up close the issues women
face there, specifically sex trafficking. After
speaking with a local nonprofit organiza-
tion, Kolkata City Mission, the 20-year-old
business major started Freedom Code to
combat sex trafficking by providing women
in Kolkata with skills to help them earn a
livelihood in textile production.
Theres six ladies right now that are
being trained in scarf production, sari pro-
duction and blanket work, Johnson said.
He hopes Freedom Code, which he started
in 2012, will allow women to provide for
their families.
Each product they make has an embed-
ded quick response code, which, when
scanned, allows the consumer to read about
and see a picture of the woman who made it.
Johnson is also launching Looma
Project, a site that will house profiles of the
women, including videos of them telling
their own stories. Customers will also be
able to interact with the women on mes-
sage boards and share pictures of them-
selves wearing the garments.
Locals diagnosed with mental illness
could soon find work thanks to two recent
UNC graduates, a professor in the UNC
School of Social Work and the direc-
tor of operations for the UNC Center for
Excellence in Community Mental Health.
The team created Emerge, an organiza-
tion that aims to remove the stigma sur-
rounding mental illness. The startup works
with people at the center who are interest-
ed in creating their own small business.
Erin Bergstrom, a recent School of Social
Work graduate, said working helps supple-
ment typical mental health care. She said 80
percent of people with mental illness in the
U.S. are unemployed.
This is basically another form of treat-
ment in a lot of ways, Bergstrom said.
Theres a lot of research that has been
emerging around the value of working and
having that be a part of peoples life. Its a
huge part of all of our lives.
The organization is working to find
established local businesses to buy the
patients products and services, which
include sustainable poultry, honey produc-
tion and tax preparation.
Four UNC juniors are working to give
Chapel Hill and Carrboro teachers the
resources they need to bring more hands-
on science experiments into middle school
In the spring of 2013, Mihir Pershad,
Zach Dvorak, Charlotte Story and Calvin
Snyder started designing kits containing
all of the necessary equipment to give
students the chance to explore science
outside of textbooks and PowerPoints.
For each kit, teachers have the option of
receiving a corresponding experiment curric-
ulum written by the founding UNC students.
Pershad said targeting children in
middle school can have a big impact on the
rest of their education.
Science education research has shown
that the biggest impact can be made on mid-
dle school students, he said. Thats when
at least almost half of students make a deci-
sion about whether or not to stay in (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics).
Pershad said SUCCEED strives to con-
nect students to science early on and give
them access to a type of education they
would not normally receive.
In 2013, UNC Interpersonal Violence
Prevention Coordinator Bob Pleasants
founded Boys on Track, an after-school
program for middle school boys.
The program teaches children about
healthy ways to interpret the idea of mas-
culinity and fosters healthy lifestyle habits.
Mentors from UNC go to different
middle schools in the Triangle area each
semester, most recently the School for
Creative Studies in Durham in the spring.
The boys engage in activities like running,
group lessons and team-building sessions.
In addition to exercises intended to
help boys deal with bullying, peer pressure
and social expectations of manliness, the
program facilitates a sense of community,
aiming to create long-term bonds.
Were not necessarily trying to redefine
masculinity, said UNC senior and Boys on
Track mentor Charlie Shelton.
Were trying to empower these younger
boys to be comfortable with who they are
and how they want to define their mascu-
Junior Kern Williams, a Daily Tar Heel
editorial board member, is also a founder.
North Campus dorms crank up the A/C
Freedom Code
Housing continues 10-year plan to renovate air conditoning units
1. Central A/C systems
older than 25 years,
replaced summer 2014
2. Central A/C systems to
be replaced summer
3. Window units to be
replaced, according to
10-year plan
4. Central A/C systems
older than 25 years to be
replaced, according to
10-year plan
The Department of Housing and Residential Educationrenovated two A/C systems over the summer as part of a 10-year planto update North
and mid-campus A/C systems and replace windowunits. Renovationcosts have reached $3 million. This map shows only NorthCampus dorms.
2 2
By Deborah Harris
Staff Writer
Students living in Mangum
and Ruffin residence halls can
feel the fresh air.
This summer, UNCs
Department of Housing
and Residential Education
renovated the central air con-
ditioning systems in the two
North Campus residence halls.
Students staying in the
Olde Campus Upper Quad
Community for summer
school were moved to Kenan
Community, said Steve Lofgren,
assistant director of facilities for
the housing department.
New windows were also
installed in Mangum, Ruffin,
Manly and Grimes residence
halls, Lofgren said.
Lofgren said the construc-
tion cost about $3 million.
The housing department
plans to spend an additional
$2.3 million to upgrade the
air conditioning in Manly
and Grimes residence halls
in summer 2015.
The systems were installed
in 1989 and their age makes
renovation necessary, he said.
UNC has a 10-year plan to
renovate air conditioning units
in certain residence halls.
"(The 10-year plan) covers
North and mid-campus resi-
dence halls that have window
air conditioners (Joyner and
Teague, for example) as well
as 25-or-more-year-old exist-
ing fan coils/central air condi-
tioning (Lewis, for example),
he said in an email.
Spencer, Joyner, Teague,
Parker and Avery residence
halls have window units that
will be switched out for central
air conditioning, according
to the housing departments
In addition, Lewis, Manly
and Grimes have air condi-
tioning systems that are more
than 25 years old, which will
also be renovated.
UNC did not become fully
air-conditioned until 2011,
when Ehringhaus Hall was
the last dorm to receive full
About 10 years ago, the
first thing my wife did was to
run home and get a fan when
she saw I was going to work
here, Lofgren said.
Students are happy with
the improved air conditioning
in North Campus dorms.
Last year, some people
said they would come in and
start coughing, said senior
and Mangum Residence Hall
office assistant Courtney
Reynolds. Now its fine. It
just feels fresher.
Its just so much nicer,
said senior and Mangum Hall
resident Emily Brawley. All
the people who work here and
help renovate, they always do
such a good job.
The housing department,
which is fully funded by stu-
dent housing fees, has no plans
to upgrade window units on
South Campus.
Doing so might neces-
sitate raising rent, which is
never popular, Lofgren said.
For (Hinton James), I
think the window units work
fine, Reynolds said. It was
central air in here super old
and definitely gross.
Winston-Salem includes
same-sex couples
By Sharon Nunn and Hayley
Assistant State & National Editors
The city of Winston-Salem
decided in late August to
begin recognizing all city
employees marriages as
equal including same-sex
couples, a move that might
be historic.
Winston-Salem is believed
to be the first city in North
Carolina to extend marriage
benefits to gay and lesbian
couples and their families
who were married out of
state, according to a press
In a meeting today, a city
council committee will con-
sider extending benefits to city
employees in domestic part-
nerships, a move other cities in
the state including Durham,
Chapel Hill and Carrboro
have already made .
North Carolinas constitu-
tional ban on gay marriage
makes it illegal for the state to
recognize same-sex marriages
and civil unions.
Carmen Caruth, Winston-
Salems director of human
resources, said in a letter sent
to city employees Aug. 28 that
the decision will go into effect
immediately, according to
the Winston-Salem Journal.
The city has coordinated a
special enrollment period for
qualified employees to enroll,
which will end Oct. 31.
The Asheville-based advo-
The city recognizes
the same-sex unions
of employees.
In this context, we are particularly inspired
by Winston-Salems leadership
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara,
Executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality
cacy group Campaign for
Southern Equality issued a
statement Monday applaud-
ing Winston-Salems decision.
It is clear that Amendment
One will be ruled unconsti-
tutional, but that day cannot
come quickly enough for
LGBT families, said Rev.
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, exec-
utive director of the campaign,
in the statement.
In this context, we are
particularly inspired by
Winston-Salems leadership
in treating LGBT employees
Its not the first time
that gay rights advocates in
Winston-Salem have taken
a public stand on gay mar-
riage. The citys Green Street
United Methodist Church
declared in March 2013 that
it would not sign any mar-
riage licenses or conduct
marriage ceremonies in the
church until same-sex mar-
riage was legalized statewide.
The citys decision to grant
benefits to legally married
same-sex couples coincides
with a number of recent
developments concerning gay
marriage in North Carolina.
The 4th Circuit Court of
Appeals ruled in July that
Virginias ban on gay mar-
riage was unconstitutional,
which could provide a legal
precedent that affects North
Carolinas ban, though the
decision has been put on hold
by the U.S. Supreme Court.
State Attorney General
Roy Cooper said after the rul-
ing that he would no longer
defend North Carolinas gay
marriage ban.
UNC junior Cole Johnson founded
Freedom Code after visiting Kolkata, India.
UNC junior Mihir Pershad is a founder of
SUCCEED, a science education program.
Erin Bergstrom and Thava Mahadevan are
on the Emerge team.
Kern Williams and Charlie Shelton are on
the Boys on Track leadership team.
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At DSI, its survival of the funniest
Improvisational performers take the stage at the DSI Comedy Theater located on West Franklin Street.
By Paige Hopkins
Staff Writer
Twelve tributes, one win-
ner. Sound familiar?
DSI Comedy Theaters
Humor Games is a monthly
improvisational comedy show
that spoofs The Hunger
Games trilogy of novels-
The show, taking place
tonight at the theaters new
Franklin Street location, uses
audience applause to deter-
mine the comedy champions.
During the event, contestants
must work together in various
improv games to come out
on top.
Kit FitzSimons, DSI resi-
dent instructor and creator of
Humor Games, said the event
is a great way for participants
of different experience levels to
learn to work together.
We love having this event,
because it gives people who
dont normally get on stage
together a chance to perform
together, he said. Even
though its a competition
where only one person can
win in the end, each scene
is rated, so everyone in the
scene gets the same score. You
have to work well with other
people in order to progress.
The show is a series of
games and skits with names
like Chicken Fight, Aesops
Fables and Physics Gone
Mad. FitzSimons said that in
Time: 8:30 p.m. tonight
Location: DSI Comedy,
West Franklin Street
Aesops Fables, contestants
pretend to be animals and
explain modern phenomena,
like why Burger King is better
than McDonalds.
FitzSimons, host of the
show, said he likes to incorpo-
rate activities that encourage
participants to get creative.
Its all sorts of either
physical challenges or charac-
ter challenges that really push
people to go one step bigger
and one step more exciting in
their scenes, he said.
Brad Bednar, a DSI per-
former, started doing improv
three years ago to develop
his public speaking skills. He
won the first Humor Games
in October 2012.
Bednar said everyone who
participates wants the other
performers to enjoy them-
selves and look good.
At the end of the day, the
thing that we all care about
is that everybodys having a
great time and that its a great
show and that all 12 or 13 of
us look amazing, he said. Its
just a good feeling knowing
that its a friendly competi-
tion, in a way that competi-
tion isnt always friendly.
Bednar, who started with
DSIs Improv 101 class, said
improv is a tool for more than
just entertainment.
I had never done public
speaking before and wanted
to find a way to kind of throw
myself in the deep end and
figure out a way to build a
little self-confidence, he said.
I had a lot of fun doing that
and wanted to keep working
on those skills of being com-
fortable in front of crowds,
and being able to think quick-
er on my feet so I could take
whatever life threw at me.
DSI moved to Franklin
Street in May. Ashley Melzer,
DSIs associate artistic direc-
tor and former Humor
Games champion, said the
event helps the company stay
involved in the community.
Its a combined effort of
allowing our community and
the outside community to con-
nect and compete and play on
stage in a competition that,
while we pretend is very serious,
is really just about having fun.
DSI Comedy hosts
its monthly Humor
Games tonight.
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Four UNC startups
Startups founded by UNC
students are working in local
middle schools and Kolkata
villages. See pg. 7 for story.
UNC bridge team
UNCs award-winning
bridge team played the
Triangle Bridge Club
Tuesday. See pg. 3 for story.
Humor Games
Its the Hunger Games
for improv comedy. May the
odds be ever in your favor,
jokesters. See pg. 8 for story.
Hedgepeth memorial
Students gathered to
remember the life of Faith
Hedgepeth on Monday. See
pg. 1 for the story.
Solution to
Mondays puzzle
Complete the grid
so each row, column
and 3-by-3 box (in
bold borders) contains
every digit 1 to 9.
2014 The Mepham Group. All rights reserved.
Level: 1 2 3 4
(C)2014 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
All rights reserved. Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
1 Rhubarb desserts
5 Blue cartoon critter
10 Spoiled one
14 Mount of Greek myth
15 Old Testament prophet
16 Move like slime
17 St. Bernards bark
18 German WWII threat
19 Cowboy boot attachment
20 Uninvited guests
23 70s-80s Olympic skier
25 Suffix with glob
26 Just as I predicted!
27 Gold rush bad guys
32 Irish dance
33 Right triangle ratio
34 Minor quarrels
38 Egg cell
40 May the __ be with
43 Fizzy drink
44 Hemmed in
46 Pops Lady __
48 Flashlight output
49 Thieves in the tombs of
the pharaohs, say
53 Immigrants subj.
56 Miss Teen __
57 John Browns
Body poet
58 Early arcade game
with pixelated
aliens, and, in a
way, what 20-, 27-
and 49-Across all
63 1974 Peace
Nobelist from
64 Herseys bell town
65 Athletic equipment giant
that sponsors golfer Rory
68 This, in Tijuana
69 Twangy
70 Like summer tea
71 Marvel Comics mutants
72 Succumbed to the
73 Jacobs twin
1 Wham!
2 Prefix with metric
3 Gullet
4 Jungle journey
5 Boarded up
6 __-Dick
7 Biennial games org.
8 Rise on hind legs, as a
9 Femme __
10 Fiddlesticks!
11 What rookies are shown,
with the
12 Sky shade
13 To the point
21 Radiation measures
22 Rockefeller Center
muralist Jos Mara
23 Low-paying
employment, slangily
24 Partner of kicking
28 Peter Pan rival
29 Numero __
30 Road sign with a double-
tailed arrow
31 Attack command word
35 CSI science
36 Distress signal
37 Speak, biblical-style
39 Ryan of When Harry
Met Sally...
41 Bronco or Mustang
42 Self-regard
45 Factual
47 French cleric
50 Chinese and Thai, e.g.
51 Property destroyer
52 Elton John collaborator
53 County near London
54 Twitch
55 Drink with steamed milk
59 Maine __ cat
60 Flower holder
61 Take __: doze
62 Simpleton
66 Hawaiis
Mauna __
67 College URL ending
Q&A with author Tony Earley
Tony Earley is an award-winning author of a number of personal essays, short stories and a novel. Earley spoke with the DTH about his career in writing.
Tony Earley is the Samuel
Milton Fleming Chair
in English at Vanderbilt
University and the award-
winning author of a collection
of personal essays, a collec-
tion of short stories and a
novel. After graduating from
Warren Wilson College in
Asheville, Earley spent four
years in North Carolina as a
writer and editor for both The
Thermal Belt News Journal
in Columbus and The Daily
Courier in Forest City. Earley
will be discussing the short
stories in his new novella,
Mr. Tall, at Flyleaf Books
Staff writer Elizabeth
Baker spoke with Earley
about his latest collection of
short stories, the early days
of his writing career and the
source of his inspiration.
The Daily Tar Heel: How did
your interest in writing start?
Tony Earley: My second-
grade teacher told me I
should be a writer when I
grew up. As a 7-year-old,
nobody had ever said any-
thing like that to me, and I
really took it to heart. From
that moment on, I thought
of myself as a writer. Its all
Ive ever wanted to do. Just a
remark that one teacher made
one day to a 7-year-old com-
pletely changed my life.
DTH: What was your inspi-
ration for your collection of
short stories in Mr. Tall?
TE: Thats hard to describe.
I guess the short answer is, it
was a family story in which
my grandfathers brother was
bitten by a dog in the middle
of the night, combined with
my love of the book The Jack
Tales. Jack and my great-
uncle Marion got mixed up,
and the dog began to talk,
and I was off to the races.
DTH: How did you decide to
write this collection?
TE: My first novel came out
in 2000, and my second novel
came out in 2008. While
I was writing the novels, I
wrote these short stories spo-
radically in between. I had
built up enough for a book
once I finished the Jack story.
DTH: Is there a common
thread that can be seen in all
of the short stories in this col-
TE: It seems that there are
a lot of married people trying
to figure out what to do next.
Many of the stories are kind of
supernatural or have slightly
strange elements to them.
Ive got Bigfoot and the ghost
of Jesse James and a talking
dog, so theres an element of
strangeness to a lot of them.
DTH: Did you set out writing
these short stories thinking
you wanted to focus on the
theme of married couples?
TE: Thats just kind of what
happened. Writers hardly
ever understand their impuls-
es. We dont really know often
what it is were trying to say
until we see what weve said.
I didnt set out to say, OK,
Im going to write a book
thats mostly about married
couples. But then I looked
back at the stories and said,
Huh. Most of those stories
are about married couples.
DTH: What are you hoping
people get out of these short
TE: There are ethical issues
that I would hope people
would think about, but thats
not why I set out to write the
stories. Basically, all I really
want as a writer is when
someone finishes this book,
for them to go, Wow. Those
were really good stories. I
certainly dont set out to have
any kind of message, but if
people find messages in them,
then thats all to the good.
DTH: What advice do you
have for students at UNC
who are pursuing a career in
TE: I would tell them to not
be in such a hurry. Writing is
the only art form where some-
one takes a semester class and
thinks, I should be good at
this. Nobody takes a semester
of piano and thinks they should
record a record. Publishing
Humans of Chapel Hill
for Sept. 8
Senior writer Kelsey
Weekman sat down with
Greenpeace employee Macon
Craig for Town Talks weekly
Humans of Chapel Hill fea-
To view the original
Humans of New York blog,
Daily Tar Heel: How long
have you been working for
Macon Craig: This is my
third day.
DTH: Is it discouraging?
MC: It is if you let it be. Nine
out of 10 people pass you by.
Youve gotta have hope. Were
out here trying to save the
world from all the bad people
and bad things in it. People
arent going to get that infor-
mation by going home and
turning on Fox News.
I feel good about what
were doing and I dont care
if people just walk by as long
as we are reaching some of
them. The connections you
make with the few people
who do stop make it worth it.
DTH: Howd you get this
MC: Craigslist. They had
a great ad in the nonprofit
Local government
meeting roundup:
Sept. 8 through Sept. 12
It can be hard to keep up
with what the local govern-
ment is working on and
when theyre meeting. The
Orange County Board of
Commissioners, Carrboro
Board of Aldermen and
Chapel Hill Town Council
meet regularly throughout
the week. Town Talks weekly
meeting roundup will keep
readers in the know. Read
the full blog post at Town
Talk at
Macon Craig is a new employee at Greenpeace. Craig got
involved by responding to an advertisement on Craigslist.
Time: 7 p.m. tonight,
Location: Flyleaf Books, 752
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
a book is the equivalent of
recording a record. I would just
remind them to slow down and
not worry, because it takes 10
years to get good at anything.
were here for you.
all day. every day
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Established 1893, 121 years of editorial freedom
Crowd involvement
helped football team
Dear UNC students,
What an environment
you provided to our football
team on Saturday!
The Tar Pit was packed,
everyone was wearing black
for the Stripe-Out Game
and the enthusiasm was
outstanding all night long.
You have an impact on
the game, and our players
feed off your excitement.
We cant wait to get back
in front of you for our next
home game against Virginia
Tech on Oct. 4. Thanks for
being part of our team!
Go Heels!
Larry Fedora
Football coach
Editorials dismissal
of Liberty was wrong
As a graduate of UNC, I
was angered by the opinion
piece entitled Liberty?
What Liberty?
Why is UNC playing
Liberty a cause for further
concern as stated in this
article? Would this be a con-
cern if Liberty were a non-
Christian university? The
author calls Libertys student
code harmful dogma.
What is harmful about
women dressing modestly?
What is harmful about
choosing not to watch
R-rated movies? What is
harmful about no premari-
tal sex? And why is the study
of creationism so threaten-
ing to the academic world?
Evolution is a theory, not
a fact. Show me the proof
for evolution. How can any
intelligent person study the
human body and conclude
we just randomly evolved?
Before The Daily Tar
Heel publishes such a bla-
tantly anti-Christian opin-
ion, you should check your
target audience. There are
many Christian students
among the UNC population.
I thought UNC encour-
aged its students to embrace
diversity and acceptance.
Why is Christianity the one
thing that gets left out of
that? Why is Christianity,
like creationism, so threaten-
ing to the academic world?
A follow-up (letter) goes on
to say we invited Liberty
here so we could unleash
the wrath of our football
team on them. Next time, I
hope we dont wait so long to
unleash our wrath.
Martha Landis
Class of 87
State of technology
on campus is dismal
Broken printers, inter-
mittent UNC-Secure and a
Connect Carolina interface
reminiscent of Microsoft
Word ClipArt: you name it,
ITS is there to disappoint.
As a techie, I understand
the difficulties of maintain-
ing a functional system for
thousands of users. As a
b-school jerk, I understand
the difficulties of navigating
bureaucratic overhead. But
Asbestos is so dangerous ... I hope students
and staff are paying a lot of attention to this
RalphUNC, on the presence of asbestos in residence halls
Writers hardly ever understand their impuls-
es. We dont really know often what it is were
trying to say until we see what weve said.
Tony Early, on his writing process
EDITORIAL CARTOON By Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
is hard
for short
went outdoor rock climb-
ing for the first time last
week, and Ive got more
than an excusable quantity of
bruises to prove it.
I started climbing because
well, mainly because I was
crushing pretty hard on a guy
friend who liked to climb.
If my original intent was to
impress him, I was mistaken.
My first climbs were terrible
and further attempts have
remained consistently so.
I have a pretty good sense
of humor about these things.
Last weekend, I woke up
before dawn to find three
climbers in my kitchen. Two of
the three men arrived, gruffly
embarrassed, wearing the
same shirt. Fortunately, I had a
third of the same make.
In our matching outfits, we
lugged rope and harnesses to
Pilot Mountain. There I climbed
on living rock, toed the moun-
tains jaw and came away with
bloody knees and burning arms.
I can assure you it was any-
thing but glamorous.
On my part, it was a lot of
guttural noises (think of a cross
between an enraged viking and
Serena Williams), midair com-
plaining and falling (with style).
I also got hit in the head with a
falling rope. Twice.
As a general rule, if some-
one yells Rope! flee the
vicinity. Otherwise, the rope
will find you, and you will be
spaghetti-snared in nylon.
Another tip: When someone
shouts heads up, it really
means heads down. Unless
youre wearing your hard hat
(read: bicycle helmet) on your
face, tipping those delicate
eyeballs and teeth toward the
30 meters of rope hurtling
toward you is not advisable.
Before impact, I had a brief
flashback to middle school
gym class. The ball was coming
at me. I faced it with a power
stance and open arms, certain of
my catching it even as it crashed
into my enthusiastic grin.
My climbing style is opportu-
nistic rather than elegant. Chins,
shoulders, knees and elbows
are all fair game when I have to
grab a ledge with something.
A word to the wise, though:
Practice your split before you
get on the rock and not when
your life and future groin health
depend on it.
The guys fared better.
Johnny One-Thumb made
it down with all digits intact
and a new nickname. Another
climbed with exquisite form.
The third made it up with
brute strength.
I, in the meantime, had to
take a breather to still a build-
ing temper tantrum. Im big
on gender equality but that
only goes so far against biol-
ogy. Sometimes its hard to be
a noodle-armed girl among the
6-foot tall and long of limb.
Climbers are the surfer
dudes of the terrestrial world
and are usually pretty laid-
back, but theres always pres-
sure among adventurers to be
ever more hardcore.
Sometimes that pressure
pushes me through tough
spots, climbing or otherwise.
Other times, though, its
important to remember why
I spend early mornings seek-
ing mountains with willowy
climber dudes in matching
T-shirts. Its not a competi-
tion. Its not an exhibition of
hardcore-itude. Its just to go
outside and play.
Ishmael Bishop addresses
whitewashing at UNC.
Corey Buhay
A naturalists guide to misadventure
Senior environmental science major
from Atlanta.
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this is miserable. In an age
where high quality freeware
is widely accessible, ITS
has managed to throw the
University back into the 80s.
IT resources are integral
to business and educational
achievement. The University
cant maintain itself as a top-
tier institution if we continue
outsourcing to companies
that are notorious for poor
coding practices and waste-
ful spending. Its time to find
an in-house solution.
So why not leverage the
hundreds of computer sci-
ence students who are eager
to work with networks and
software development? By
working through mediums
like the Computer Science
Club and the Carolina
Technology Consultants
Advisory Board, ITS can
better serve student and
faculty needs. From there
you establish a pipeline into
your hiring process, pre-
pare students with tangible
skills and I no longer have
to walk to McDonalds to
check Facebook.
But fear not, Im sure
ITS is offering a Microsoft
Windows 95 workshop next
John Hu
Computer science, business
Due process must be
assured for all
I wish to bring up a
central, though rarely dis-
cussed, facet of the issue
of sexual assault on college
campuses how do you
punish a crime which is
almost impossible to prove?
While DNA evidence
makes it is easy to show
that a man has had sex with
another person (sexual
assault by a woman is an
even more difficult case),
it is extremely difficult to
prove beyond a reasonable
doubt that this sex was non-
consensual in a legal sense.
Sexual assault happens on
college campuses, but in the
vast majority of cases, little
tangible evidence exists out-
side of a victims testimony.
Basic philosophies of
western justice dictate the
allegation of a crime is not
adequate evidence to pun-
ish the alleged perpetra-
tor. Just because a person
claims another person
victimized them does not
mean that this is true.
Examples of false allega-
tions of rape exist and are
perhaps not as uncommon
as one might think. The
Duke lacrosse case provides
a well known example but,
on a personal level, I know
someone whose ex-girlfriend
falsely accused him of rape
after they broke up and
have heard horror stories of
other people who have been
trapped in costly legal battles
in both criminal and honor
courts for sexual assaults
they did not commit.
I recognize sexual assault
as a serious issue which
needs solutions, but aban-
doning the presumption
of innocence and lowering
standards of evidence must
not be a part.
Matthew Zipple
Biology, political science
ebsites dont go
far enough to
educate students
about important issues fac-
ing the University.
In the last month,
administrators have
unveiled two websites in
response to scandals facing
the University. The Carolina
Commitment website
explains UNCs ongoing
response to address impro-
prieties among athletes in
certain academic depart-
ments. The Sexual Assault
Forums, not websites
and Discrimination website
details the Universitys
revised policy for how it will
handle sexual assault cases
on campus.
While these are great
reference tools for students,
they arent sufficient to
communicate the intrica-
cies of the Universitys
efforts to resolve long-
standing problems with
sexual assault on campus
and the intersection of ath-
letics and academics.
Administrators should
offer regular forums where
students can ask questions
and experts can respond
in real time.
The effectiveness of this
type of forum was evi-
dent when Student Body
President Andrew Powell
teamed up with Chancellor
Folt in August to hold
a question-and-answer
session in the Campus Y
about need-based aid.
Dozens of students came
to the event and likely left
feeling reassured that their
University was committed
to keeping tuition afford-
able for all students.
The University should
regularly employ this
model of education rather
than rely on students to go
to websites to learn more
about the pressing issues
facing campus.
should focus on
personal education.
he law is stacked
against cyclists in
North Carolina.
The common law doctrine
of contributory negligence
rules that if a plaintiff is
more than one percent
responsible for an acci-
dent, he or she cant col-
lect damages.
As applied to traffic law,
it means that if a cyclist is
hit and injured by a vehicle,
sues the driver for damages
and cannot prove he or she
did absolutely nothing to
cause the accident, he or
she will lose the suit.
Contributing to injury
North Carolina should
find an alternative to this
doctrine in the case of auto-
mobile-bicycle collisions.
Contributory negligence
has already negatively
affected cyclists riding in
the state. According to
the Carolina Public Press,
Asheville cylist Sheri Baker
was involved in May in an
accident with a car that left
her with a nagging knee
injury. Because the driver
and a witness claimed they
didnt see Bakers headlamp
as the car turned into her
path, she couldnt claim any
compensation for damages.
In the District of
Columbia, a jurisdiction in
which contributory negli-
gence is applied, D.C. coun-
cilman David Grosso is pur-
suing legislation to switch
to a comparative negligence
standard. This would pro-
portionately place blame on
both cyclists and drivers.
It took a drastic increase
in accidents involving
cyclists to incite Grossos
legislative action. North
Carolina shouldnt wait for
its average yearly figure of
978 bicycle-motor crashes
to creep higher before it
further protects its cyclists.
Chapel Hills new bike
plan has the end goal of
increasing the safety of its
cyclists. If state law cant
protect claims that theyve
been wronged on the road,
no change in infrastructure
will make them feel safe.
An antiquated law
causes too much
strife for cyclists.
Assistant copy editor Drew
Goins (the one with the good
eyebrows) and assistant
online editor Kelsey Weekman
(the one with the even better
eyebrows) have teamed up for
The Daily Tar Heels newest
feature: You Asked for It,
a weekly advice column in
which the two experts give
their sarcastic, hilarious
and rarely helpful advice in
response to anonymous ques-
tions submitted by UNC stu-
dents. Results may vary.
You: I have a crush on two
different guys right now. How
do I know which one to pick?
You Asked for It: First of
all, Bella Swan, lets bottle up
that teen angst and save it for
a rainy day in Washington.
The first step to picking a
potential date is making sure
that neither is a supernatu-
ral creature. Can you see his
reflection in a mirror? Is he
still around during the full
moon? If you answered no to
either of those questions, you
might be in a pickle.
Choosing between these
two eligible bachelors will be
Drew Goins and
Kelsey Weekman
Assitant copy editor and assistant
online editor
To submit your own questions:
difficult. We suggest making
a pros and cons chart and
measuring up the good and
bad side of each dude.
Start with survival skills:
Can he fight? How is he at
scavenging? You really have
to think of the future here. If
there is a horrible sharknado
that threatens civilization,
where is your man?
If your suitors are still
evenly matchedwe dont
know. Which ones taller?
You: I feel like everything
on campus is under con-
struction. What am I sup-
posed to Instagram?
YAFI: Its true, yall. The
quad is wack right now,
but, luckily, we still live
in the Southern Part of
Heaven. The sky is literally
(figuratively) the Valencia
filter. Just because there are
currently more chain-link
fences on campus than Dance
Marathon volunteers in the
Pit doesnt mean your Insta
game needs to suffer one bit.
Carolina is still full of hid-
den, construction-free gems.
To make things easy for you,
weve done the legwork and
found some top spots.
For some rustic charm,
check out the second floor
mens bathroom of Gardner
Hall. Claw foot urinals are
picture-perfect, and the touch
of mildew adds authenticity.
If youre looking for a more
natural vibe, theres a really
nice patch of weeds the main-
tenance crew missed behind
Ruffin. Its just starting to
flower, so yeah, snatch that up
before its gone!
But if the quad is really
your thing, just whip open
Snapchat, set the timer for
eight months and shoot away
at those exposed pipes.
In which we learn to find a #bae and keep our Insta game fresh.
You Asked for It
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