Duke vs UNC Football Notes

from GoDuke.com:

The Duke-North Carolina Series
Duke and North Carolina have met 92 times on the gridiron, with the Tar Heels holding a 52-36-4 all-time series advantage … The series began in 1888 when Duke earned a 16-0 win … Duke went 5-0-1 in the first six meetings … North Carolina sandwiched 13 wins between Duke’s victories in 1989 and 2003.

The Carlyle Cup
The Carlyle Cup — an all-sport competition between Duke and North Carolina — is in its seventh year of existence … The winner of this week’s football game will receive two points to its yearly total … Duke holds a 4.5-3.5 lead in the current standings … Carlyle & Company, the Greensboro, N.C.-based jeweler, remains the title sponsor of this head-to-head all-sports competition … The two schools have split the first six Cups, with Duke claiming the title in 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Victory Bell
The battle for the Victory Bell began in 1948 with North Carolina earning possession with a 20-0 win in Chapel Hill … Duke head cheerleader Loring Jones and North Carolina head cheerleader Norman Spear decided on the idea of the Victory Bell … Jones designed the model while Spear obtained a bell from an old railroad train … Red Lewis, Duke’s business manager for athletics, agreed to find money in the budget to pay for the bell.

Is Edwards running?

from the News and Oberserver:

Sen. John Edwards hinted on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Tuesday night that he was close to entering the 2008 presidential race, and Democrats close to the former North Carolina senator said he could make it official next month.

Stewart, the comedian and host of the popular Comedy Central network show, pushed Edwards to make an announcement, noting that Edwards had tipped his plans on the same show in 2003.

“Actually, I do have an announcement,” Edwards said. “Just between us. If people go to my Web site, JohnEdwards.com, over the next few weeks, they may see something new and exciting.”

Cracked Stewart: “Do you have a shower webcam?”

The Edwards campaign wouldn’t comment any further. But Edwards is widely expected to enter the race in December, filing the campaign committee papers so he can start raising money.

Although no final decision has been made, Edwards will likely set up his national campaign headquarters in Chapel Hill, near his new home.

In 2004, it was in West Raleigh and at its peak had a campaign staff of more than 60 people.

Edwards, meanwhile, was studio-hopping in Manhattan plugging his new book, “Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives.”

Besides “The Daily Show,” Edwards was on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show,” Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes” and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Today he is scheduled to be on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer program. On Friday, he will be on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” and next Wednesday he will be on Martha Stewart’s syndicated TV program.

He is also on a multi-city book tour that will include a stop in Raleigh on Monday.

Waterways Cleaner after Big Sweep

Over 200 volunteers who participated in the 19th annual NC Big Sweep in Orange County on Saturday, Nov. 4 picked up more than 5,600 pounds of bottles, cans, tires, fast food containers and wrappers, cigarette butts, and construction debris from 15.8 miles along Chapel Hill greenways, streams, and roads. Volunteers helping in the Orange County portion of Eno River State Park hauled an additional 4,200 pounds of trash from 5.8 miles of the river and its banks, including two washing machines and car parts.

Groups who helped remove litter included students from Chapel Hill High School, UNC groups, scouts, and residents of three Chapel Hill Public Housing communities.

Collecting and properly disposing of the trash took the Town of Chapel Hill’s Landscaping staff a full day.

Litter stems from a number of causes — gravity, wind, water, human carelessness, and destruction of evidence, such as when the police may be about to stop a car with open beer bottles. “We can’t control gravity, wind and water,” says Wendy Smith, event organizer and Stormwater Management Environmental Education Coordinator. “And there are some people whose behavior will not change. But we can try to reduce litter by picking it up quickly, as litter begets more litter. We can also make more people aware that litter hurts. The economy and morale are hurt when communities are trashed; it hurts when there are traffic accidents due to large items in the roads; it hurts wildlife as they ingest toxic litter like cigarette butts, or get injured by sharp objects or entanglement. Trash pollutes our waterways with debris, bacteria and chemicals.”

Historical Jewish Minstral Songs

From Reboot Stereophonic



Reboot Stereophonic, the acclaimed non-profit record label committed to exhuming lost music from America’s attics, is proud to announce the release of its latest album exploring pop’s buried roots, JEWFACE. The world’s first and only anthology of Jewish minstrel songs, JEWFACE includes “COHEN OWES ME 97 DOLLARS”, “UNDER THE MATZOS TREE”, “I’M A YIDDISH COWBOY” and other long lost hits that took vaudeville stages by storm at the turn of the 20th century.

This CD was also reviewed in the NY Times