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Tuesday, Oct 10
■ A Daily Tar Heel newspaper box was
found in flames by a Point-2-Point driver at
12:20 a.m. on the sidewalk in front of Gate
2 at Kenan Memorial Stadium, police re
ports stated. According to police reports,
an employee of the UNC Department of
Transportation and Parking was extin
guishing the fire when police arrived. A
large rock was holding the rack open while
newspapers smoldered, causing $250 in
damages to the box, reports stated.
Monday, Oct 9
■ An Avery resident reported his bi
cycle stolen from the Avery bicycle rack
during Fall Break, reports stated. The vic
tim reportedly left his Hufly Storm 10-
speed green mountain bike locked at around
10 p.m. last Wednesday. When he re
turned, the bike and lock were gone. His
bike and the cable lock were valued at
$125, police reports stated.
■ An Ehringhaus resident found his bi
cycle stolen from the Ehringhaus bicycle
rack when he returned from Fall Break,
police reports stated. According to reports,
the victim had secured the s27oßoadmaster
mountain bike with a chain lock at 6 p.m.
on Oct. 3. The chain had been cut, police
■ A Ruffin resident filed a report of a
stolen bike, taken over Fall Break from the
Ruffin bicycle rack, according to police
reports. The blue 21-speed Diamondback
mountain bike was valued at $325, reports
■ A Mangum resident reported his bi
cycle stolen at 12:49p.m. from the Mangum
bicycle rack, according to police reports.
The victim had locked his 18-speed blue
Schwinn mountain bike at the rack, and
when he returned, he found his U-lock
forced open and bike missing. The bike
and broken lock were worth S2BO, reports
■ A Craige resident reported her laptop
computer stolen from her office at 218
Carroll Hall at 2:33 p.m., police reports
stated. The Apple laptop, worth $3,500,
was taken between 12 p.m. Saturday and
12 p.m. Monday, according to police re
ports. No sign of forcible entry was ob
Sunday, Oct 8
■ A loveseat was taken over Fall Break
from the fourth-floor lounge in Carmichael
Residence Hall, police reports stated. A
housekeeper was the last person to see the
couch on Friday around 4 a.m. The stolen
couch was valued at S2OO, reports stated.
■ A gas smell resulted in the evacuation
of the UNC Dental School at 9:23 p.m.,
reports stated. The third-floor hallway and
room 307-A were found to have strong gas
odor; however the Chapel Hill Fire De
partment and the gas company did not find
a leak, reports stated.
■ A New York, N.Y., resident reported
herpurse stolen at 2:15 a.m. while walking
to her car parked in the Morehead Plan
etarium Parking Lot, reports stated. Ac
cording to reports, the victim and a friend
were leaving Hector’s on Franklin Street
when she felt a bump, like she had dropped
herpurse. She turned to see a male running
toward Franklin Street. Witnesses said
there were two other people involved in the
theft, reports stated. The contents of the
purse were not known.
■ A Cedar Street resident reported her
purse stolen at 6:32 p.m. from her car,
police reports stated. The purse, contain
ing a credit card, checkbook, eyeglasses,
change purse, coupons, driver’s license,
keys and an ID card, had been left under
the front passenger seat, reports stated.
Entry had apparently been made through
the open sunroof between 5:30 and 6:15
p.m. The total value of the purse and its
contents was $370, reports stated.
Tuesday, Oct 10
■ Police responded to reports of van
dalism at 5:03 a.m. at Nationsßank Plaza
at 137 E. Franklin St., reports stated. Some
one had broken the entrance door glass,
causing S2OO of damage, reports stated.
Monday, Oct 9
■ Police responded to a bank alarm at
Nationsßank at 1806 Chapel Hill Blvd.,
reports stated. According to reports, mem
bos of a cleaning crew set off the alarm,
and then were unable to shut it off with the
■ At 6 a.m., an Airport Road resident
reported that someone had stolen a .25
caliber handgun, reports stated. Accord
ing to reports, the gun, valued at $l5O, was
last known secure at 3 a.m. and was taken
from the victim’s coat pocket in Trinity
■ A UNC student reported his moun
tain bike stolen from a bike rack at the
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house at
132 S. Columbia St., reports state. The
bike was last known secure at 4 p.m. Fri
day and was valued at SI,OOO, police re
■ According to reports, James Edward
Green of 409 Knolls St. was arrested at
3:57 p.m. for concealing a weapon, posses
sion of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Police responded to com
plaints that Green was being disruptive at
The Gap at 108 E. Franklin St. and found
he had a knife under his shirt and one gram
of marijuana, reports stated. Green was
released on SSOO unsecured bond and a
trial date was set for Nov. 17 in Chapel
Hill, reports stated.
Professor’s Ex-Wife Seeks Custody
BY JAMES LEWIS
HILLSBOROUGH The ex-wife of
former UNC English professor James
Williams gave emotional testimony in the
second day of a hearing on her motion to
regain custody of the couples’ 7-year-old
Ashley Williams said despite anger she
felt towards her former husband, she had
tried to uphold his name to her son, Austin
“I have always ensured that his father
was his father and that he would look up to
his father,” she said. “I have done every
thing possible I could to preserve this man’s
image to my son.”
Williams’ voice cracked at times, and
she had to leave the stand briefly after
discussing her son’s infancy.
Safety Fair Emphasizes
The Department ofPublic Safety kicked
off National Crime Prevention Month
Tuesday in the Pit with its first Safety Fair
of the year.
“We are here primarily to get out as
much information to as many people as we
can,” said Angela Cannon, University
Police and crime prevention officer. She
said she hoped students would learn “what
they can do to prevent (themselves) from
becoming a victim of crime.”
Officers provided information on crime
related issues such as personal safety, car
and bike safety and alcohol and drug abuse,
Cannon said. They also distributed pencils
and pens with printed safety messages.
“The only time most people get infor
mation is at CTOPS, so they get lax while
on campus,” Carmon said. “Once people
are here, they get lulled into feeling safe.”
Carmon said she believed that “a better
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Carolina Adventures, located at the Outdoor Education Center off of Country Club Road, will provide a recreational and educational course
where students can get hands-on experience in building group cohesiveness.
New Outdoor Program Offers Learning ‘Adventure’
To some, higher education means huge lecture
halls and lots of reading. To the folks at Carolina
Adventures, the meaning is a bit more literal; they
take learning out of the classroom and off the
While still in its early stages, Carolina Adven
tures is an outdoor recreation and education cen
ter that already sports a frisbee golf course and a
low challenge course. The low challenge course
consists of a series of elements which groups work
together to solve.
Mike Lyons, director of the outdoor education
program, said he had made it his priority to have
a high ropes course up by mid-November.
According to Lyons, the program is not just
about fun, but about skills development as well.
He said his goal was to create a training program
Hooker to Speak At University Day; Student Reception to Follow
BY JAMIE GRISWOLD
While many students anxiously await
University Day to catch up on sleep, stu
dent leaders and faculty members are en-
to wake up early
and attend Chan
tion at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Polk
Following a 40-year tradition of install
ing chancellors on University Day, Hooker
will take his oath of office and officially
become the University’s eighth chancel
Burley B. Mitchell, chief justice of the
UNIVERSITY & CITY
“I love my son, and I would never do
anything to hurt him,” she said.
Ashley Williams said if Orange County
District Judge Philip Allen awarded her
custody of the child, she was considering
moving with her son to her native Califor
nia to be near family. “I would like to live
in California again," she said. “But on the
other hand, Austin needs to have some
James Williams resigned from his posi
tion as a UNC English professor in June
after a lengthy divorce battle revealed alle
gations of sexual misconduct and other
questions about his professional behavior
while working at the University. In Sep
tember, Williams was hired to work at
Governor’s State University, located just
Ashley Williams filed the motion in
Orange County District Court to regain
informed public will be better prepared”
for preventing crime.
“Yes, we’re here as a safeguard, but you
have to do your part too,” Carmon said.
“You are responsible for your property."
Student response was good, and stu
dents were appreciative, Carmon said.
People seemed glad to have the opportu
nity to pick up brochures and ask ques
“I found it to be very helpful and infor
mative,” said Ajay Gupta, a freshman who
stopped by the table during his lunch break.
University Police conducted a survey at
the fair to learn how to serve the University’s
needs and improve police-community re
“The police department is another av
enue (students) can use to get information
or bring information to us,” Carmon said.
“It’s unfortunate that the only contact stu
dents have with us is when filling out crime
Another program available to Chapel
for campus leaders.
“We are creating an experiential education
center, ” Lyons said. “People will come out here to
learn from their experiences. This is a very non
traditional way of working with people.”
Lyons said the initial proposal for Carolina
Adventures was made in December 1992. The
program was adopted by the Intramural Recre
ation Department. According to Marty Pomerantz,
director of IM-Rec, many student groups were
already taking part in outdoor education programs
elsewhere, so University officials agreed a similar
program was needed on campus.
“We just decided that it was an area that needed
to be explored on this campus,” Pomerantz said.
“We were just way behind other universities.”
Pomerantz saidhesetaside some of the IM-Rec
budget for the program’s initial funding. He said
he used $ 100,000 that Charles Aycock Poe left to
IM-Rec as primary funding until Carolina Adven
N.C. Supreme Court, will administer the
oath of office, and Hooker will speak about
hisplansfortheUniversity, drawing on the
past of the University and the legacy of
former University and UNC-system Presi
dent Frank Porter Graham.
Gov. Jim Hunt and UNC-system Presi
dentC.D. Spangler also will speak, and the
Symphonic Band, the Chamber Singers
and the Black Student Movement Gospel
Choir will perform.
“Not only are we going to have good
student music and the opportunity to hear
the chancellor in his first major address,
but we’re also going to have a free picnic
and the opportunity to see lots of folks
from around the state,” said Richard
Richardson, interim provost and chairman
of the Chancellor’s Installation Commit
custody after her ex-husband and his wife
Ako Shimada Williams took Austin with
them to Chicago totakethenewpositionat
the Illinois college.
James Williams told the court in testi
mony yesterday that he took his son with
him without telling his ex-wife to avoid an
outburst and possible confrontation with
Ashley Williams said although her hus
band had “humiliated and embarrassed”
her, she would have stayed in the marriage
to spare her son the custody battle. “If I
knew the repercussions it would have on
Austin, I would have stayed in the mar
riage in spite of Jim’s (actions). I would
have looked the other way if I could have
spared Austin the grief.”
James Williams’ attorney Lunsford
Long questioned Ashley Williams in his
cross-examination about her role in the
University Police officer Diana Johnson (left) and Lt. L. A. Palazzo answer
questions about campus security Tuesday in the Pit.
Hill residents is Crimestoppers, Carmon
said. Anyone who sees something suspi
cious can call the Crimestoppers hotline,
and if the tip leads to an arrest, the caller
could receive a cash reward ofuptosl,2oo.
Callers can remain anonymous.
tures was able to generate its own source by having
groups book the course for use.
“I would expect us to fill every weekend of the
year,” Pomerantz said.
The program is housed at the spacious Outdoor
Education Center located on a now-defunct golf
course off Country Club Road. It is also the home
of recreational and physical education tennis.
Lyons said he was working on a variety of
programs to offer through the center in addition to
the ropes course. He said he was interested in
developing a mountain biking trail system and
installing an indoor climbing facility in one of the
“We may be able to offer PE Classes,” Lyons
said. “You could take Intro to Rock Climbing.”
And if that’s not enough, the center is set to
house a resource library complete with books,
See OUTDOOR ROPES, Page 4
The UNC Jazz Band, the Clef Hangers,
Tar Heel Voices and the Men’s Glee Club
will perform at a luncheon following the
Senior Class President Thad Woody
has coordinated a student reception to fol
low Hooker’s installation. The reception
will be held at 2 p.m. in the Pit.
The chancellor will speak to students
following a performance by the Loreleis,
Free Ben & Jerry’s Peace Pops will be
distributed to all students attending the
student reception, he said.
Woody said he encouraged students to
attend the ceremony and reception.
“I think jt’s really important for all stu
dents to attend, mainly because it’s such a
historic event within our University,"
media during the lengthy divorce battle
Long asked her if she considered the
impact of the publicity on her son.
Ashley Williams told the court she had
no control over the publicity because it
centered on her husband’s role as a profes
sor. “There were many newspapers that
were investigating this story, and little of it
had to do with the custody," she said.
Her therapist, Dr. John Gorman, told
the court the abrupt move to Chicago last
month was not in the best interest of the
“It is the antithesis of anything in litera
ture about preparing for change,” he said.
“I think (Austin) is just a very conflicted,
confused little boy.”
The Hillsborough custody hearing is
expected to conclude today after Long
calls his witnesses to the stand.
University Police will hold two more
safety fairs. There will be a fair in Odum
Village Thursday night and in University
Mall Saturday afternoon, Carmon said.
The fairs will focus on families, and police
will fingerprint and photograph children.
Extended at UNC "
The UNC Lineberger Cancer Research Center has been awarded
an extension of their Specialized Program of Research Excellence
in breast cancer program, a program which will allow them to
initiate preventive and combative measures including new gene
“The purpose of these specialized programs is to coordinate
intensive research into the causes, the prevention and the treat
ment of breast cancer,” said Edison T. Liu, director of UNC’s
SPORE program in breast cancer.
The program, one of only six endowed by the National Cancer
Institute, will expand UNC’s original SPORE grant, awarded
three years ago, to a total of eight years and $16.5 million dollars
to fightbreastcancer, which will kill atleast46,ooopeople this year
Researchers propose that by the year 2000, the year the study
will end, they should be able to determine how genetics and the
environment interact in the development ofbreast cancer. Accord
ing to Liu, one of the most significant factors of this program is that
it relies on the cooperation of research between various depart
ments and even institutions.
“That ideas can freely pass between epidemiology and molecu
lar biology and between radiology and public health, is a reflection
of the collaborative nature of the SPORE in particular, ” Liu wrote
in a report outlining the goals of program.
During the first three years of the program, SPORE researchers
discovered a gene present in high levels in breast tumors with
malignant potential. Also discovered was a gene that causes cells
to stop growing. Liu said it compared to the technology that
allowed for the development of medicine that lowers blood
pressure. “The goal of the second phase is to put our research into
action,” Liu said.
While the benefits of the program can be used worldwide,
research has been specific to North Carolina. Researchers have
interviewed more than 1,100 women and collected data on envi
ronmental exposures to potential carcinogens.
Sue Moore, abreast cancer survivor and member ofthe program’s
external advisory committee, said this aspect of the program was
critical because more than 75 percent of the people who develop
breast cancer exhibit none of the risk factors. Investment in
environmental determinants may lead to the discovery of some of
the unknown risk factors. Liu said that for a variety of reasons
African-American women have significantly higher death rates
from breast cancer than white women.
Collaborating institutions include East Carolina University
School of Medicine, Duke University Comprehensive Cancer
Center and N.C. Central University Cancer Registry.
“Students typically don’t have events of
this size happen when they’re at Caro
Student body Co-Secretary Christina
Reynolds said she agreed.
“His being the chancellor is a big part of
our education, and I think every student
should want to be involved,” Reynolds
Although University Day is special this
year, it is always a day to reflect on the
history of the University, Hooker and
“1 think that it’s important that students
understand the tradition and history of the
University,” Hooker said.
“University Day is when we mark our
Hooker said he first attended University
Day ceremonies as a student in 1968, but
Wednesday, October 11,1995
BY KATIE TYSON
A simple accounting change in the way
student government records its finances
will allow Student Congress to allocate an
additional $47,419 by a simple majority
Student Body Treasurer Nathan Dar
ling changed the way student government
calculates the bal
ance in its coffers in
response to ac
counting changes at
the Student Activi
ties Fund Office.
The changes lim
ited the amount of
money student con
gress could allocate
by a simple major
Under the re
cently reformed ac
dures which are
the same as the rules
GRANATO said new
make it easier to fund
before Darling changed them money
generated from student fees paid in the
spring will be figured into the overall stu
dent activity fee balance.
“Only now have we reworked our fig
ures to take in mind spring fees,” Darling
Darling said his previous calculation
was in violation ofthe Student Code forthe
construction of the yearly budget.
Calvin Cunningham, student body presi
dent, said Darling did not follow the stu
dent code for accounting procedures. He
said Darling made the calculations based
on the accounting code of the Student
Activities Fund Office.
“The Student Activities Fund Office
changed its accounting procedures, and it
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had not been to the festivities since.
“I was struck by the tradition of Chapel
Hill,” Hooker said.
“It gave me a sense ofbeing a larger part
Richardson said University Day was
traditionally a day to remember UNC’s
history and to honor distinguished alumni
who have returned for the festivities.
“There are many reasons to be proud of
this institution, and this is one day in which
we can acknowledge our past and look to
the future,” Richardson said.
It is also a day for the University to
express its appreciation to the state for 202
years of support, he said.
Classes will be suspended from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
However, classes at the law school will
be suspended only from 10 a.m. to I p.m.