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BY MARISSA JONES
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS EDITOR
The state of Kenan Stadium might not be your biggest
problem, but the Athletic Department is set to solve it.
If the Board of Trustees approves a proposal Friday to
renovate and expand Kenan Stadium, students might be
able to attend football games with more friends and greater
assurance of obtaining a seat, and student athletes would
enjoy improved training and academic facilities. Many of
the improvements would be ready by fall 1997.
Y et some wonder if such an expenditure is inappropriate
as the University considers tightening students’ belts with a
tuition hike to fond academic needs.
The proposed $35 million expansion, which would be
funded with private donations to the
athletic department’s Educational
Foundation, has inspired discussion
in the University community and be
yond about the necessity of the ex
Don Follmer, spokesman for the
N.C. House, said some state legisla
tors have questioned the wisdom of
“The General Assembly is mainly
concerned with taxpayer money, but
if (legislators) feel like the University
can raise $35 million for a football
stadium, they’re going to ask, ‘Why can’t they raise SIOO
million for teacher salaries, or books in the libraries, or to
prevent tuition increases?”’
“It always seems that athletics come first," Follmer said.
“When you have huge expenditures of money on Dean
Domes and stadiums, it gets people’s attention.”
The plan includes proposals to add 7,000 seats to the
stadium’s current 52,000 by replacing west end bleachers
with permanent seats; to build anew field house underneath
and behind the west end zone; to add a preferred seating
area for 1,000 mirroring the existing press box; and to
renovate the east end field house to include women’s dress
ing facilities downstairs and an expanded academic support
program upstairs. Restroom renovations have already been
approved and are scheduled to be completed by the 1996
Gets Mixed Reviews
BY IAURA GODWIN
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
AND MEGAN DRISCOLL
Town residents had the opportunity to
voice their opinions in a heated discussion
on the proposed Meadowmont develop
ment Monday night at the Chapel Hill
Town Council meeting. The public hear
ing was a continuation of an Aug. 9 meet
ing regarding the citizens’ views on the
highly controversial development.
Roger Perry, developer with East West
Partners, the firm in charge of the develop
ment of the 435-acre property, presented
if the council approved the rezoning re
“This town has become a bedroom
rather than a home with a dining room and
a living room,” he said. Perry said that
present developments, which exclude di
verse and affordable housing, limit socio
economic progress within the community.
Perry said the residents of Chapel Hill
have a fear of change. “We’ve heard from
the naysayers and those who prefer perma
nent paralysis,” he said.
“After five years of work and three-and
a-half years of public participation, we feel
it is now time to embark on the next phase
Eric Munson, executivedirectorofUNC
Hospitals, presented the concept of a
Wellness Center located in the center of
Munson said the 10-to 12-acre Wellness
Center would house a cardiovascular cen
ter, spine clinic, organ transplant center,
outpatient center, sports medicine center
and a health education center. A gym with
a lap pool and outdoor track would be
included in the Wellness Center plans.
“It’s time to turn Chapel Hill from the
city of medicine into the village of health, ”
After comments were received from
various town boards, the floor was open
for public comment. Long-time Chapel
Hill resident Robert Leopold spoke against
the Meadowmont plan.
Chancellor Michael Hooker said the proposed expan
sion would be a necessary part of a long-term project to
improve UNC’s standing among public universities.
“In some number of years we want to be the No. 1 public
university in the country,” he said. “Most of the indices will
be academic, but some will be subjective —one of those is
“Academics is most important, but big-time football in
people’s minds symbolizes excellence.”
Jane Brown, chairwoman of the Faculty Council, said
she was unsure whether or not she supported the proposal.
“It does set up a question of, ‘lf we spend that much
money on football, why can’t we raise more money for
academics?’,” she said.
Brown said she hoped the expan-
“Academics is most important,
hut big-time football, in
people’s minds, symbolizes
portant with the other needs on campus?” he asked. “It’s
just like everything else here. They’re not really doing it for
the students they’re doing it to make more money in
BOT member Annette Fairless Wood said the proposed
expansion had been needed for years. “In general, I believe
there is support (for the proposal by BOT members),” she
William Armfield, chairman of the BOT, said that he
was strongly in favor of the proposal, and he had heard no
opposition to it.
“As beautiful as our facilities are, others have improved
theirs in the last five years to the point where we’re going to
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“Chapel Hill is not unique in wanting to
have a developed city,” he said. “If small
town living is not important, than
Meadowmont should be built. I just ques
tion the worth of such a dramatic thing that
will affect our children.”
Thirty-year Chapel Hill resident and
incoming Chamber of Commerce Chair
man Johnny Morris approved of the di
verse development Meadowmont could
balance for Chapel Hill's future,” he said.
Chapel Hill resident Madeline Jefferson
encouraged the council to delay their vote
until after the Nov. 7 elections.
“You have the legislative power to use
zoning to control our town’s rate of
growth,” she said.
Chapel Hill resident commercial lender
Karen Raleigh urged the council to vote in
favor of the development plan because
existing neighborhoods are underserved
by the commercial and retail industry.
Another resident with reservations as to
how Meadowmont will affect the flow of
traffic into the town was Victor Friedman.
The council will deliver their final vote
in October. Friedman cautioned the coun
cil by saying, “The voters are watching.”
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sion, if approved, would benefit
UNC’s academic programs by in
spiring more alumni contributions.
“I know often that our athletics
contribute to the well-being of the
University as a whole,” she said.
“Alums enjoy coming to the games,
and they are the ones who give to
Brian Davidson, a senior from
Asheville, said the expansion was
not in the best interest of students.
“It’ll be nice, but is it really im-
DTHI STEFAN NDXES
George 'Bo' Sanford, a machinist in the physics instrument shop, makes a sensitive piece of equipment for the physics
department Monday in Phillips Hall. Much of the research equipment used by the University is produced in this shop.
Williams Prepares to Take GSU Post
■ But officials at the college
could not say if the professor
had signed a contract yet.
BY JAMES LEWIS
Former UNC English Professor Jim
Williams was poised to take on anew job
at a small public college in Illinois on
Monday, but a university official could not
confirm that Williams had been officially
Williams, who resigned in July after
Chancellor Michael Hooker began dis
missal procedures against him, was set to
begin his new job at Governor’s State Uni
versity in University Park, 111.
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Connie Zonka, public relations director
at GSU, said she could not verify Monday
night whether the university’s president,
Paula Wolff, had decided to make the
commitment to sign the official one-year
“I cannot verify whether or not the
contract was signed.” she said. “The pro
vost thought she probably had, but I can
not verify it.”
Although GSU officials said they were
aware of Williams’ past during the inter
view process, they were looking into Wil
liams’ background late last week after they
leamedofthe controversy surrounding him.
At the time of the inquiry, GSU had
already made an oral agreement to hire
him. Williams was tentatively hired to
design the school’s Writing Across the
Takes Lead in
The Campus Y is opening its doors and its phone lines to
students wishing to voice opposition to the proposed tuition hike
with forums, phone banks and petitions.
“Students don’t know what to do to oppose the hike,” Campus
Y Executive Assistant Katie Rossini said. “They are feeling
powerless because the student leadership is supporting the hike."
The Campus Y will hold an open forum for students today at 7
p.m. in the Union Film Auditorium. Another will be held Wednes
day at 7 p.m. in Chase Hall’s Upendo Lounge.
Two students, one arguing for the hike and another against it,
are scheduled to speak at both forums.
Student activist John Dervin will speak in
opposition to the hike, but Campus Y rep
resentatives said they did not know who
would speak in favor of it.
Eleanor Morris, director of financial aid,
Kim Miller, president of the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation, and a
speakfer on the philosophy of public educa
tion have been invited to speak. A question
and-answer session will follow.
“We’d like to extend an invitation for
not only students but also faculty and staff,” said Emily Roth,
Campus Y co-chairwoman.
She also said the forum was designed to give an outlet to student
opinions on the proposed hike and especially to help undecided
students reach an informed decision on the matter.
Petitions opposing the hike, which the Campus Y began
circulating last week, will be available at both forums, at the
Campus Y and from volunteers circulating petitions door-to-door
throughout residence halls.
“A lot of students have signed the petition against the hike, but
for many of them it was such a surprise,” Campus Y Freshman
Representative Kristy Huffman said.
Huffman said she was concerned that the trustees were voting
on the issue before undergraduates really know the facts.
The Campus Y will fax completed petitions to the Board of
Trustees on Wednesday. Students wishing to speak to BOT
members personally can do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week at
the Campus Y. Phone lines and phone numbers are available.
With foe recent approval of the Business and Finance Commit
tee, chances of the hike passing appear to be good. Nevertheless
Campus Y volunteers feel it is important board members hear
student opposition. “We hope that students will see the Campus
Y as representing the best interests of the students even if offer
student leaders aren’t," Rossini said.
The Campus Y Executive Board is still discussing the possibil
ity of a Friday rally, but no plans have been finalized. King said
members of the Campus Y would not make any definite plans for
action until after the forums.
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Zonka said Monday night Williams’
contract was only good for one year and
was in a purely consulting capacity.
“I want to emphasize this is a one-year
consulting contract for him to design a
Writing Across the Curriculum program, ”
Williams, the former director of UNC’s
composition program within the English
department, drew criticism from across
North Carolina in the spring after a lengthy
divorce and custody battle revealed his
affair with journalism student Ako Shimada
and chaiges of sexual misconduct.
Williams’ resignation from UNC takes
effect on Nov. 1. Until then, he will con
tinue to draw his $64,000 salary from the
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BY SUZANNE WOOD
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
The Orange County Sheriff’s Depart
ment is still looking for a motive behind
the murder-suicide that took place two
miles outside of Carrboro on Thursday
night, Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said.
Detectives in Orange County have ques
tioned friends and family members of Jo
seph Malcolm McLeod, the Orange County
man who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend, Jen
nifer Lee Noell. McLeod shot Noell out
side her family’s home in Calvander before
shooting himself, Pendergrass said.
However, detectives have not found any
reason why McLeod killed Noell and then
himself “We’ve spoken to a lot of friends
and relatives and so forth,” Pendergrass
said. “None of them know of any reason
why he did it"
The description of McLeod’s visit to
Noell that night is as confusing as the
question of McLeod’s unknown motive,
Pendergrass said. “When he arrived at the
residence about 45 minutes before the inci
dent, everything appeared to be tranquil,
fine,” he said. “When he arrived, there
were some family members there and a
small child. He piayed with the child dur
ing the visit."
The visit did not become dangerous
until after Noell followed McLeod out of
her house around Bp.m., Pendergrass said.
“Then he just flew off," he said. “There
was no hostility whatsoever before the
McLeod’s friends and family members
have no leads as to why the night turned
violent. “There isnotalot we can do unless
we can find someone who had talked to
him (McLeod) and heard he was going to
do something,” Pendergrass said.
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