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Volume 103, Issue 55
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UNC, Town Reeling From Floodwaters
Hunter Kome of Pittsboro discovered Second Foundation bookstore and Back Door Records flooded to the waist and decided to help bail water out.
Granville West Residents Leave for Night
■ Students are moved on
short notice, joining town
residents at shelters.
COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS
While some studentsjumped in puddles,
those at Granville Towers West and other
Chapel Hill residents were evacuated from
their homes and forced to stay with friends
or in shelters set up at the Chapel Hill
community center on Estes Drive and at
the CaiTboro Red Cross on West Main
Students evacuated from Granville West
around 8 p.m. were told to expect to be out
of their rooms for the night.
“I just came from study hall, ’’said Vince
Carter, a highly-touted freshman basket
ball player from Florida. “I’ll find some
where to sleep. I guess this type of stuff is
going to happen.”
Chris T eeter, a sophomore from Greens
boro, said he was surprised at the evacua
tion and the speed with which it occurred.
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Weston and Evan Coggins attempt to choose the best colors for their pictures at an open house to celebrate UNC-TV's
40th anniversary Saturday at RTP. The event included a guided tour, face painting, and a variety of children's activities.
UNC-TV Celebrates 40th With Open House
BYTANIA SILVIA CALDERON
The constant rain Saturday didn’t keep
almost 4,000 people from attending UNC
TV's open house and helping it celebrate
its 40th birthday.
The open house is the “last hurrah," for
“The fire alarm went off. My (resident
assistant) told us to pack an overnight bag
and find some place to go,” Teeter said.
Adekola Okulaja, a freshman from Ber
lin, said he had never seen a flood before.
“But I grabbed my camera and changed
my shoes. I saw people who were totally
amazed. The first thing I saw was that the
pool was leveled,” Okulaja said. “I’ve never
seen a flood before. In Berlin we don’t have
floods. We have a good drainage system.”
Aside from Granville, many other cam
pus locations were flooded. The Student
Recreation Center was closed around 7
p.m. after water began to seep into the
building. By 8 p.m., the water outside the
center was waist high. In the Pit, students
played in the ankle-deep water.
“I haven’t seen anything like this, but I
think it’s fun, ’’said Hanae Ayoubi, a sopho
more from Jordan.
In Hill Hall, an evacuation of a different
sort took place. Music students and profes
sors were forced to remove their instru
ments to save them from the water.
“We want anew building out of this,”
the station’s anniversary, said Director of
Communications Dee Hatch.
The station has been celebrating since
Jan. 8, the actual anniversary date. The
events included two retrospective pro
grams, receptions for the General Assem
bly and special supporters, and a day dur
ing Festival ’95 dedicated to volunteers.
Never enough time , unless you ’re serving it.
Cha pal Hill, North Caroliaa
MONDAY, AUGUST 28,1995
Professor Jim Ketch said.
Shatnmond Williams, a sophomore
guard for UNC’s men’s basketball team
and resident of Granville West from
Greenville, S. C., said the rain had wreaked
havoc with his entire day.
“I wrecked my truck today. Due to
heavy rain, I slid into another car,” Will
iams said. “First Dean, then me. Who’s
Williams said he was working out with
some other UNC basketball players but
was unable to complete his workout due to
flooding in the Smith Center.
For some, the rain meant much more
than a one-night inconvenience.
One couple spending the night in the
Chapel Hill recreation center could not
return to their Brookwood condominium
after a day of shopping in Raleigh because
the complex had been evacuated. The
couple was unable to obtain the medicine
they needed from their home.
“We don’t have our medicine. I’m dia
betic, and he has to take heart medica
The station also toasted the 25th anni
versary of its longest-running show, “North
Carolina People,” which is hosted by
former UNC-system President William
Hatch said the station had tried to hold
See UNC-TV, Page 7
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Brendan Kilcoyne gives his apartment living room at Shepard's Lane one last look before abandoning it for the night.
12 UNC Hospital Employees Arrested
For Selling Marijuana, Crack Cocaine
Following a 16-month investigation by
the State Bureau of Investigation, 12 UNC
Hospital employees were arrested Tues
day and Wednesday and charged with
selling marijuana and cocaine to fellow
workers. A trial date of Sept. 22 was set
Friday in Hillsborough.
Those arrested did not work in direct
contact with patients, but worked in medi
cal records, central distribution, environ
mental services, surgical support services
and patient equipment. Two of the 12
arrested were no longer employed at UNC
Hospitals. A total of 49 felony charges
were levied against the current and former
employees. Those arrested were:
■ 44 year-old Larry Gill, of 356 New
Hope Church Rd. in Apex, was charged
with possession of paraphernalia and pos
session with intent to sell. Police seized 50
grams of marijuana when Gill was arrested
in the parking lot of the Bell Tower.
■ Clyde Burnette, of 865 Airport Rd.,
D-3 Pritchard Ext., was charged with two
counts of sale and delivery of crack cocaine
and with two counts of possession with
intent to sell and deliver.
■ 39 year-old Ronald Fearrington, of
102 Glossom Circle in Carrboro, was
TODAY: Rain; high mid-80s.
TUESDAY: Cloudy; high mid to
More Rainfall Expected; No Damage
Estimates Yet; Residents Evacuated
From Granville, Apt. Complexes
COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS
The remnants of Tropical Depression
Jerry dropped several hours ofhard rain on
Chapel Hill Sunday night, shutting down
at least XXX streets and leaving some
students and town residents looking for a
place to stay for the night.
The National Weather Service issued
flash flood warnings for Orange County
until 1:15 a.m, and forecasters expect rain
to continue falling until Wednesday. Me
teorologists at WRAL-TV said at least five
inches of rain had fallen Sunday.
Residents evacuated from Granville
Towers and local apartment complexes
were taken to the Chapel Hill Community
Center on Estes Drive and the American
Red Cross building at 105 W. Main St. in
Water was waist high at Camelot Vil
lage apartments, and residents were evacu
ated. Residents were also being evacuated
from Village Green Apartments, Estes Park
Apartments, Ridgefield Apartments and
Granville Towers West was evacuated
at 8:15 p.m. when the fire alarm sounded.
As residents were leaving, the resident as
sistants (RAs) told them to go back and get
their stuff for the night.
“The fire alarm went off. My RA told us
to pack an overnight bag and find some
place to go,” said Chad Teeter, a sopho
more from Greensboro.
Workers at Granville Towers West said
they began vacuuming water out of the
charged with two counts of possession
with intent to sell and deliver and with two
counts of sale and delivery of marijuana.
■ 33 year-old Victor Link, of 2122 Joe
Mack Rd. in Chapel Hill, was charged
with one count of conspiracy to sell and
deliver crack cocaine, possession with in
tent to sell and deliver, and one count of
sale and delivery of crack cocaine.
N Doris Harris, of 2406 Camila St. in
Durham, was charged with sale and deliv
ery of marijuana and with intent to sell and
■ Dawn Johnson, of 13158 Old
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In Listening Mode: UNC reflects on
new Chancellor Michael Hooker.
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basement at 7:30 p.m., but within an hour
only three inches had been pumped out,
with rain continuing to fell.
A sign was posted on both lobby en
ing Evacuated Until Further Notice.”
Evacuated residents were originally told
to go to Chapel Hill Town Hall, which
found itself underwater and could not be
used as a shelter.
“We don’t know how long it (the evacu
ation) will be,” said Capt. Seelbinderofthe
Chapel Hill Fire Department. “There’s
flooding in the basement, and that’s where
all the electrical connections are. It’s just a
bad situation all around.”
Granville Towers was not the only area
hit hard Sunday night. Flood waters also
moved into the Student Recreation Cen
ter, Lenoir Dining Hall, Hill Hall, the Dean
E. Smith Center and several other campus
“The Smith Center is flooded. There’s
water everywhere on the stages, the
court and especially in the tunnel where it’s
knee deep,” said sophomore Shatnmond
Williams, a UNC basketball player who
had been working out there when it began
to rain. “The rains are something else; it’s
dangerous out there.”
Williams, a resident of Granville West,
said he’s a “nomad" with no place to go.
“All I know is that I’m sleeping in a
See FLOOD, Page 2
Durham Rd., was charged with conspiracy
to sell and deliver crack cocaine, five counts
of sale and delivery of crack cocaine, and
five counts of possession with intent to sell
■ Wilbur Faucette, of 623 McAdams
Rd. in Hillsborough, was charged with two
counts of possession with intent to sell and
deliver, two counts of the sale and delivery
of crack cocaine, one count of sale and
delivery of crack cocaine and one count of
possession with intent to sell.
See ARRESTS, Page 2
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