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Council May Postpone Decision
BY LESLIE KENDRICK
When the Meadowmont development
proposal comes before the Chapel Hill
Town Council tonight, many council mem
bers will approach the issue with unan
swered questions and concerns.
The council is more than ready to vote
on the rezoning and the master land use
plan for the proposed 435-acre develop
ment on N.C. 54., council members Pat
Evans, a former member of the
Meadowmont Design Review Board, and
No. 9 Virginia
UNC’s top-ranked defense leads
the Tar Heels to their first win
over a top-10 team since 1982.
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDnOR
Virginia held the baU with only 1:52
remaining. An inauspicious punt by
UNC’s Scott Caparelli left the Cavs,
down 22-17, only 39 yards from victory
and a chance to reverse the miracle at
For UNC, it would be the defining
moment in a
son. All the
about its No. 1 defense would come to
A stop could recapture early-season
expectations and establish its defense as
a true holder of its top billing.
But a loss would send doubts swirling
again in Chapel Hill, as the defense would
look much like a paper tiger and the
offense would again appear inept at
moving the ball in the clutch.
Omar Brown’s response, with per
haps the two biggest plays of his career,
sealed UNC’s 22-17 victory Saturday at
“Omar is developing into a great
player,” UNC coach Mack Brown said.
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Plans at Boston Campuses
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Next year, students at UNC may have
something other than a S4OO tuition in
crease to look forward to. The food service
on campus is going to be revamped and
“get to die heart of what students want on
campus, ” according to Student Body Presi
dent Calvin Cunningham.
Depending on the results of the survey
ing of hundreds of students, UNC will
either renew Maniott’s contract with a
new set of stipulations and changes, switch
to Aramark food service or become self
doing some really
here," he said.
asked about the
food service offered
and all of them said
any change in food
service would be a
“I don’t like the
fast-food joints that
have been plopped
into the cafeteria.
It’s as though UNC
UNC was considering
all food service
has created a food court," said Lisa Devel,
a part-time student from Long Island, N. Y.
She said she believed UNC needed to use
its resources to hire people who knew how
to cook “good food.”
“I’m sure a lot of the kids around here
would like to eat something that could
actually get them through the day and not
make them feel fat and greasy,” Devel
added. She said she thought a change in
the food service would be positive. She
Lee Pavao said Sunday.
“We’ve been deliberating on this for
more than a year,” Pavao said. “We’ve
had public hearings and meetings, and
every member has visited the site at least
once. One way or the other, the council
should be ready to move on this.”
However, other council members dis
agree with Pavao and Evans. Joyce Brown
is on tonight’s agenda to propose a one
year interim moratorium on the
The council members need to ensure
the proposal does not conflict with the
“He’s tough, he’s smart, he’s a hitter. I
think our defense, if they come out and
hit that first pass on the last drive, every
body cringes and says, ‘Oh no, here we
are with Virginia coming to score again.’
I think Omar gave the whole defense
confidence with the lick, because he
nearly intercepted the ball.”
The victory was UNC’s first against a
top-10 team since a 1982 Sun Bowl win
against Texas, and it was only the second
defeat of UVa. in the Tar Heels’ last nine
With the Cavs perched at UNC’s 39-
yard line late in the fourth, Mike Groh
stepped back to pass and gunned the ball
toward wide receiver Demetrius Allen.
He appeared wide open on the curl route,
but Brown closed quickly and met Allen
and the ball at the same time. Incom
“All game long they had been trying
to run that curl in there, and I was kind of
looking for it,” Brown said. “As soon as
the receiver curled up, I just made a good
break and made a good play.”
On second-and-10, Groh was hit by
linebacker Kivuusama Mays, fumbled
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said UNC should continue to offer ham
burgers, but along with "greens, beans and
Cunningham visited Boston during Fall
Break, along with other members of the
11 students working together to come up
with a plan to revamp UNC’s food service
in order to evaluate different possibili
ties for UNC to consider.
A chicken sandwich at Harvard Univer
sity is 30 cents cheaper than one at UNC.
This price difference is because, at present,
UNC contracts through Marriott food ser
vices, Cunningham said. Harvard is self
Cunningham said the cost of a meal
plan at Harvard was almost double UNC’s.
“There is a direct relationship between the
quality of food and the cost of it,” he said.
“Boston College [students pay] $3,200 per
year for [their] food service and [it] has a
very high quality food service they are
Getting studentstocometo focus groups
concerning food services is very important
in determining student concerns,
Cunningham said. Many students say they
are going to come, and only a small amount
show up, he said.
Chris Leichtnam, a sophomore from
Atlantic City, N.J., said he believed the
food service at UNC left a lot to be desired.
"Presentation isn’t particularly appealing,
(and) taste is not appealing either; in my
opinion, it’s all around pretty bad,” he
Marriott's contract is up for renewal on
July 1, 1996. Cunningham said possible
changes would be examined further until
then. More information on focus groups
can be obtained from the director of Aux
iliary Services at 962-2403.
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goals of the East Entranceway guidelines
that citizens and council members formed
last spring to achieve sustainable develop
ment, Brown said.
“We have established goals in areas
including land use, transportation and pres
ervation of land,’’Brown said. “During an
interim moratorium we could develop regu
lation ordinances to more fully comply
with those goals in this development.”
Council members Mark Chilton and
Joe Capowski also voiced questions about
the proposal by Roger Perry of East West
Partners, which would create a mixed-use
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North Carolina tailback Jonathan Linton breaks away from two Cavalier defenders - something the Virginia
offense couldn't do all day against the Tar Heels on Saturday. Linton finished the game with 37 rushing yards.
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Seth Pomerantz (left) enjoys a laugh and some yogurt with his friend
Brian Albert and his father, Marty Pomerantz, outside of Eastgate
Shopping Center on Sunday afternoon.
development of commercial and high-den
sity residential property.
“There is a lot of information we don’t
have,” Capowski said. “Then again, there’s
a lot we probably can never have.”
Among the proposal’s problems,
Capowski said the most serious were lack
of information about traffic impact onN.C.
54 and problems with Perry’s plans for
Meadowmont Lane, a primary
Meadowmont road which would some
day connect it to U.S. 15-501. Perry has
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Local Group Endorses Two
More Candidates for Council
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
The Sierra Qub announced Saturday
that it would endorse two more candidates
running for the Chapel Hill Town Council
in the upcoming November election.
Incumbent Joe Capowski and former
council member Julie Andresen received
the endorsement because they would re
store balance to the council, the political
chairofthe local chapterofthe Sierra Qub,
Greg Gangi, stated in a press release.
The club’s endorsement will mean a lot
to the people of Chapel Hill, Capowski
said. "They’re a good group,” he said.
“The publicity of the Sierra Qub endors
ing me will help. The people will be im
pressed with this.”
In the hope of preventing another devel
opment like Meadowmont from being
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The local mayors address the
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■ Irish poet Seamus Heaney,
who has ties to UNC,
recieves the Nobel Prize.
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
University officials considered them
selves lucky when Seamus Heaney, a poet
from Northern Ireland, won the 1995N0bel
Prize for literature on Thursday.
The Committee on Honorary Degrees
and Special Awards decided in January to
offer Heaney an honorary doctorate of
letters, said George Lensing, professor of
English and secretary of the UNC faculty.
UNC Chancellor Michael Hooker stated
in a press release, “The news from
Stockholm about Seamus Heaney and the
Nobel Prize is especially gratifying to me
and to our University, because he has al
ready accepted our invitation to receive an
honorary doctor of letters degree at com
mencement exercises next May.”
Lensing said Heaney had visited the
University on several occasions to read
from his collected works. In addition, the
Henry C. Pearson Collection of Seamus
Heaney at Wilson Library includes his
poetry and his correspondence.
“I think the committee felt this was a
distinguished international poet and he
would honor the University by coming,”
Lensing stressed that the committee,
which determines honorary degrees and
Distinguished Alumni awards, decided to
give Heaney the degree before he won the
Nobel Prize. “The Nobel Prize is indepen
dent of the degree," Lensing said.
Linda Barnard, a Chapel Hill High
School English teacher, has met Heaney
and teaches his works in several of her
“He’s very much influenced by some
times Celtic, sometimes Anglo-Saxon style
of poetry," Barnard said. “He has a fasci
nation for language and the way that words
Heaney was bom in the county of
Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Much
of his early poetry, such as “Death of a
Naturalist" (1966) and “Door into the
Dark” (1969), reflects his childhood there.
“He’s written poems about his childhood,
his life,” Barnard said.
“He writes about his love for Ireland but
sometimes about his fears for the situation
there,” she said.
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Chapel Hill Town Council
brought to the council, the group decided
to endorse candidates who have looked
cautiously at development issues.
“The best way to assure that the town
will not face another situation like
Meadowmont during the next two years is
for us to change the balance on the Town
Council,” Gangi stated.
The club also endorsed Kevin Foy for
mayor and Mark Chilton and Richard
Franck for town council.
“Electing Kevin Foy as mayor and Ri
chard Franck, Mark Chilton, Julie
Andresen and Joe Capowski for the Town
Council will return that balance that is
currently missing from the council.”
On the Election Trail: Candidates discussed
recycling, development and racism against
town employees at a forum last week.
City News, Page 3
Back to School: The Daily Tar Heel
continues its election coverage with
profiles of four school board candidates.
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