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Cleaning Up After die flood
Most Evacuated Residents Return Home; Full Damage Estimates Still Not In
After hours of rain Sunday night,
Chapel Hill is now slowly drying out.
With the exception of a few downed
power lines and flooded apartments,
the damage from Tropical Depression
Jerry was not severe, said Jane Cous
ins, spokeswoman for the Chapel Hill
“The storm really was not a big prob
lem for the police department,” she
said. “I guess the biggest problem was
that Camelot Village flooded and had
to be evacuated.”
Camelot Village apartments will be
without power and will remain flooded
and muddy until sometime today, said
Capt. Joe Robertson of the Chapel Hill
Fire Department. Umstead Drive and
the parking lot of University Mall are
also covered with mud, he said.
Although no fires resulted from the
storm, there were several flood-related
problems, Robertson said. “A lot of
people were stranded in high-water ar
eas, and people had to be evacuated
from apartment buildings,” he said.
Cousins said a section of Columbia
Street near Chase Avenue was closed
Monday morning due to two fallen trees.
“There are power lines down there, and
it should be opened back up by six
tonight (Monday),” she said.
While Columbia Street was closed,
the Chapel Hill Police Department did
use help from the University and
Carrboro police departments to re-route
traffic, Cousins said.
Twelve streets were closed Sunday
night, and all opened by 2:15 a.m.
Monday with the exception of Clealand
Avenue, Cousins said. Clealand opened
later Monday morning.
Chapel Hill police called in seven
extra officers to deal with the storm
Sunday night, Cousins said.
In addition, the fire department called
in one-and-a-half off-duty shifts and the
South Orange Rescue Squad to handle
storm-related problems, Robertson said.
The heavy rains forced residents of
Camelot Village, Village Green Apart
ments, Estes Park Apartments,
Ridgefield Apartments and Brookwood
Condominiums to be evacuated. Only
residents of Camelot Village, however,
were forced to stay out of their apart
ments for the entire night, Cousins said.
The Chapel Hill Community Center on
Estes Drive and the American Red Cross
at 105 W. Main St. in Carrboro opened
to accommodate those without a place
The Red Cross had 13 shelter-seek
ers after 8:15 p.m. Sunday, but only
nine spent the night, said Bob
Lockwood, director of the Orange
County chapter of the American Red
“Hopefully these people will be in a
place better than a shelter tonight,”
Lockwood said. “Theywillprobablybe
back in their apartments or in a motel. ”
Apartment buildings were not the
only businesses damaged in the storm.
The Second Foundation Bookstore at
136 E. Rosemary St. was waist-deep in
water by 9 p.m., said Nathan Wells, a
worker at the bookstore.
The store itself was not seriously
damaged, Wells said. “Structurally,
we’re fine,” he said. “The damage was
to the stock, but not to all the stock.
Some of the stuff was rare and very
See FLOOD, Page 4
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Ricky Scheiner, Dan Markscheid and Ali Sama are co-owners of Gotham.
Gotham will be an interactive dance club which caters to all crowds.
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2 New Bars To Brighten Chapel Hill Nightlife
BY ANGELA MOORE
Two new bars, Gotham and Droopy’s,
have entered the Chapel Hill scene with
the hopes of brightening up the town’s
Both bars are located close to campus.
Gotham is in the same building as the new
Ram Book & Supply on Franklin Street,
and Droopy’s takes the place of the old
Anchor Bar on Rosemary Street.
“Not to sound egotistical or anything,
but the nightlife down here is pretty lame,”
said Ricky Scheiner, New York City na
tive and part-owner of Gotham, what he
describes as an "interactive” bar.
Scheiner said he and his partners, Ali
Sama and Dan Markscheid, own a bar in
New York City, but were checking out
different college towns to expand.
“A few of our customers in New York
go to UNC, and they told us that the
nightlife in Chapel Hill was pretty hor
rible,” he said.
“They told us we could come down here
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A disgruntled student (top)
wades through knee-deep
water as he attempts to make
his way toward mid-campus
Sunday night. Some students
attempted to work on their
diving and swimming tech
niques (left) as a late-night
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More Flood Coverage
I University officials try to
cope with flood's impact on
I Remnants of Jerry wreak
watery havoc through the
I Granville residents cope
with the evacuation.
“A few of our customers in
New York go to UNC and they
told us that nightlife in Chapel
Hill was pretty horrible. They
told us we could come down
here and make a killing. ”
Part-Owner of Gotham
and make a killing.”
The bar is called Gotham in a reference
to New York City. The interior is thick in
New York City paraphernalia, from the
beer taps that are New York City fire hy
drants to the DJ booth that looks like a
In addition to the city decor, the atmo
sphere is like that of a city block party, with
the owners, staff, and DJ Dean Coleman
taking part, Scheiner said.
"We dress up in costumes and we’re on
Students File Complaint
Against Alcohol Agent
Two UNC students who were stopped
during this weekend’s Alcohol Law En
forcement Agency “Cops-N-Shops” crack
down have filed a citizen’s complaint
against an ALE officer alleging they were
harassed and unlawfully searched after
being pulled over in their automobile.
Juniors Xavier Chakravarti and Anders
Lyndrup filed the complaint with the
Chapel Hill Police Department Saturday
morning against ALE Agent Christopher
Lyndrup and Chakravarti were stopped
in front of the Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment after leaving the Sav-A-Center on
Airport Road. The two had purchased a
can of ravioli and a six pack of Sprite which
they carried out in a paper bag and placed
in the trunk, Chakravarti said.
“We noticed that there were four cars
sitting out in the parking lot, three people
in each car stationed in various places. We
thought it was real suspicious, "Chakravarti
said. “As soon as we get in the car, we
knew something is up because the other
cars started up.”
The two said they were stopped by one
car and then surrounded by three other
cars and a total of 12 officers from the
police and the ALE.
“Agent Christopher Waters of the ALE
came up to the window and asked to see
my driver’s license and asked if we bought
any alcohol," Chakravarti said.
Lyndrup said he told the agent no, but
the agent only threatened him for present
ing an attitude. The agent then told the two
See HARASSMENT, Page 5
SIOO,OOO to Speed Up
UNC E-mail Deliveries
If it’s taking a few extra hours to log on
to get your e-mail, relief is on the way this
Since Aug. 14, administrators in the
Office of Information Technology have
limited the number of users able to simul
taneously log onto the e-mail servers to
250. Starting late next week, however, a
newly acquired program and a hardware
expansion may help to ease the jam.
Jim Gogan, OIT systems director, said
the limit was placed on the number of users
logged or. at one time to prevent the system
crashes that occurred last fall.
“We took this step to prevent what
happened last year when things went out
of control,” he said.
Trey Harris, OIT system administrator,
said the log-on limit was forcing people to
rearrange their schedules to check their e
mail accounts and spend much more time
“Users are finding it very, very slow,”
Harris said. “Requests that used to take
seconds are now taking minutes.”
Harris said OIT is currently working to
increase the number of users allowed on
the system to 350 by the end of next week.
He said a machine at OIT was in the
process of being reassigned to handle e
mail. The University, however, must pur
chase new hardware to handle the memory.
Students, faculty and stafftrying to check
their e-mail accounts do have an alterna
tive, Harris said. He said those with their
the mike, goofing, singing, playing with
the crowd, doing skits,” he said.
“It’s hard to explain but it’s a lot of
Gotham’s grand opening will be Sept.
7 and will feature various drink specials.
They will be open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
everyday but Sundays and Wednesdays,
when they will close at 2 a.m.
Droopy’s, so named because of one of
the owners’ nickname, makes its home in
the space that housed the old Anchor Bar.
“We’ve totally remodeled,” said
Droopy’s manager Brian Main.
“We paneled the walls, built anew bar
and cleared out some more space.”
The bar features pool and foozeball
tables and four large TVs for various sport
ing events, including Monday night foot
ball and Carolina basketball.
Because the bar does not qualify as a
restaurant in the eyes of the law, Main said,
they must require their patrons to get a
membership before they can come in.
See BARS, Page 6
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The Alcohol Law Enforcement
Agency employed anew tactic this
weekend in its effort to curb underage
drinking. The “Cops-N-Shops” two
day surveillance program of area stores
resulted in approximately 73 arrests
and 95 charges according to John
Simmons, district ALE supervisor.
“It is an on-going effort to make
sure individuals are complying with
the law,” Simmons said.
Simmons said the majority of cita
tions served over the weekend were
for underage possession of alcohol,
underage purchasing of alcohol or
possession of a fraudulent identifica
tion used to purchase alcohol.
ALE agents and officers from the
Chapel Hill Police Department teamed
up to send the message to underage
drinkers not to attempt to purchase
alcohol if they are underage.
“We came in contact with approxi
mately 264 people over the weekend, ”
he said. “If there was probable cause
or suspicion to be in violation of the
law, we came in contact with them.”
own machines can use a program called
Internet Message Access Protocol to cir
cumvent the user log-on limit. “IMAP al
lows them to use the mail program without
logging in,” Harris said.
However, he said support from the OIT
help desks is not currently available for
IMAP. Sometime in October, OIT should
be able to double the traffic capability of
the Isis system, Gogan said.
He said the money used to buy the two
new machines for the expansion was com
ing from the chancellor’s fund. “We knew
in the summer that we needed it, but we
didn’t know we had the funds for it," he
said. He estimated that the new hardware
would cost about SIOO,OOO.
Harris said that two weeks before classes
began, the system was carrying the equiva
lent of traffic in mid-April, when all stu
dents were on campus.
"That shows us that the year-round staff
have been using it,” he said. “About 3,000
faculty and staffhave been using it. That’s
very close to saturation.”
He said the system was also a novelty to
freshman and others new to the University
who had never had access to the Internet.
More than 2,000 people have created ac
counts within the past two weeks.
Of that number, 54 percent are under
graduates, 23 percent are graduate stu
dents, 13 percent are staff members and 5
percent are faculty members.
According to figures from OIT, 60,985
users logged on during the second week of
August, the equivalent of log-ons in mid-
April, when classes were still in session.
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