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Food Service Overhaul Left Off BOG Agenda
BY JOHN SWEENEY
A proposed plan to rehaul UNC food
services hit a major snag last week when
student leaders discovered the plan would
not be on the agenda for this Friday’s
meeting of the Board of Governors.
The plan was omitted from the agenda
of the April 4 meeting of the BOG’s Budget
and Finance Committee, preventing the
full Board from considering the plan.
Nelson said he and his staff were trying
to find out why the plan had been left off
Selected to Build
Meadowmont planner Roger Perry announced Thursday the
names of the two firms that will build the controversial 435-acre
development in east Chapel Hill. The Chapel Hill Town Council
approved the mixed-use development in October after five years
Perry, president of East West Partners, announced that York
Properties of Raleigh, Inc. and John Crossland Cos. of Charlotte
were chosen as the developers for Meadowmont.
“They were picked because they both have a tremendous
amount of experience,” Perry said.
York Properties will build the Village Center because of its
work in commercial areas. The John Crossland Cos., which has
worked on affordable housing in Chapel Hill, will develop the
Council member Julie Andresen said she did not know much
about the two developers. “I do know that York did Cameron
Village and I hope that we won’t be another Cameron Village.”
Meadowmont architect Josh Gurlitz said an 11 -member focus
committee had been formed in order to ensure the development
plans were agreeable to Chapel Hill residents. Gurlitz said he had
chosen the committee members based on their interest in design
and their close proximity to the future development.
However, council members and residents have raised concerns
that none of the committee members are members of environmen
tal organizations. Gurlitz said environmental affiliation was not
a consideration for his selection of the committee. Instead, he
attempted to organize a group that was representative of the town.
“It really isn’t an environmental issue, ” Gurlitz said. “None of
the people were chosen because of any strong political affiliation.
They’ll be looking at the design of the buildings and where the
buildings are to be placed.”
Andresen, however, said she disagreed with Gurlitz that the
committee represented the views of the entire town, especially on
the environmental issue. “That group has been chosen by the
developers as to what they see as a citizen’s group, ” she said. “The
developer has chosen the group. It is not a public body. It was a
very shrewd public relations move to set up a committee of
citizens, but I don’t think it’s representative of the community.”
Andresen said during her last campaign, she estimated about
80 percent of the people were concerned with large scale commer
cialization in the watershed area. “When I look at that group, I
only see one or two that may have that concern, ” Andresen said.
Council member Richard Franck said he believed that enough
environmental protections already existed in the town to make
sure the watershed was not damaged.
“I think the environmental regulations the project will have to
meet are fairly strong,” Franck said. “Add to that the number of
environmental supporters on the council, and I believe the envi
ronmental groups will have input.”
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the agenda and what could be done to
ensure that it was approved.
“We’re wondering why it wasn’t on the
agenda for Budget and Finance and how
the Board of Governors is going to handle
it in time for it to go to the state legislature, ”
Student Body President Aaron Nelson said
John Dervin, one of Nelson's advisers,
said he met with UNC-system President
C.D. Spangler on Thursday afternoon to
find out why the plan wasn’t on the BOG’s
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said. “We’d like to
see it addressed by
the BOG as soon as
Spangler told him
he would share
those concerns with
Sunday he did not
know why the plan
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had been left off the committee’s agenda.
But Marshall Rauch, chairman of the
committee, said he thought the plan’s ab
sence was a matter of timing and he sus
pected it would be on the agenda for the
BOG’s next meeting.
“These things take time to process and
go through all the paperwork, ’ ’ Rauch said.
Since the plan is not on the agenda, the
Board cannot consider it on Friday unless
it is introduced for immediate consider
ation by a BOG member. If it is not consid
ered on Friday, the plan would have to
wait until the BOG’s next meeting May 10
C.D. SPANGLER said
he did not control the
Mystery Arsonist Strikes Towns Again
Arson is the suspected cause of two
dangerous fires that occurred in the Chapel
Hill-Canboro area early Friday morning.
A third unrelated house blaze that oc
curred on Wednesday was ruled an acci
Canboro Deputy Fire Chief Wayne
Lacock said a fire that burned early Friday
morning near Gotham nightclub in Chapel
Hill and a fire across the street from
Council Says No to Hollywood’s Filming Offer
Franklin Street won’t be seen in the
murder mystery film “Kiss the Girls,” based
on a James Patterson novel, that will be
filmed in the Tri
angle area this
Tuesday voted 6-3 to deny Paramount
Pictures permission to film scenes for the
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for a vote.
Either way, the BC>G had to approve
the plan by the end of May for it to be
presented to the General Assembly for
final approval in late May or early June,
He also said he felt the best option the
University had right now was waiting until
May to get the plan put on the agenda,
rather than trying to push it through for
Friday’s meeting without a recommenda
tion from the Budget and Finance Com-
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Domino’s Pizza in Canboro are currently
being termed “suspicious”.
“A pile of lumber was set on fire east of
Main Street in Carrboro,” Lacock said,
speaking of the fire in Carrboro.
Chrissy Sweeney, a senior political sci
ence and sociology major, said she was an
eyewitness to the fire near Gotham.
“We were coming through a city park
ing lot early Friday morning and we could
smell the smoke and see the flames shoot
ing into the sky,” Sweeney said. “There
were police cars everywhere. We could see
movie, which in
volves serial killers
who stalk and attack
women in the Tri
angle area, includ
ing students at Duke
Julie Andresen said
she voted for the
filming despite the
said the main issue
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■ A message was found at
the Hogan Farm where -
UNC’s mascot was killed.
TOE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CARRBORO A mysterious mes
sage covered with a drawing of a ram being
sacrificed was found at the spot where
UNC’s mascot Rameses was killed.
A member of the Hogan family, which
has kept Rameses for 72 years, found a 1
foot by 2 feet piece of poster board propped
up in a patch of briars the morning of
March 23, four weeks after the ram was
Originally, sheriff’s deputies speculated
that the ram had been killed for food. But
Hogan told The News & Observer of Ra
leigh that he was concerned now that the
explanation might not be so rational.
Hogan said the sheet of heavy white
paper contained a series of pictures: a ram
being sacrificed on a pile of blue stones,
two crosses, the Earth, a bundle of wood
and the words “mob,” “yellow” and “lov
The pictures appeared to be computer
graphics that were taped onto the paper, he
said. Under each
picture was a letter
and number, but the
letters did not spell
anything, he said.
There was no other
writing, he said.
found dead Feb. 25
near where he was
tied out to graze.
The animal had
stabbed, and his left
front quarter had
been cut off and carried away.
Archie Daniel, Orange County Sheriffs
Department crime prevention officer, said
Thursday there appeared to be no direct
connection between the message and the
The ram was the 26th in its line and had
been mascot for a year. The ram itself was
two-and-a-half years old. According to
police reports, the ram appeared to have
been dragged across the field outside of the
The Hogans have cared for Rameses
since 1924. Although the costumed ram
mascot began to appear at UNC in 1987,
Rameses continued to attend football
games. Barbara and Leon Cassell, a Vir
ginia couple whose family has been raising
rams since 1906, has decided to donate a
new ram to the Hogan family. The new
ram is expected to arrive by football sea
There are no suspects in the death of
Rameses. However, there is a reward of
fered for information leading to the arrest
of the perpetrators. Anyone with informa
tion should call Orange County Crime
Stoppers at 732-STOP or Chapel Hill Crime
Stoppers at 942-7515. Informants may re
it was a huge fire.”
Lacock said it was possible that both of
the fires were the result of a band of pyro
maniacs who have been roaming through
Chapel Hill and Canboro in recent weeks.
Since the middle of March, a rash of
fires have been set in the town of Canboro.
According to fire reports, all of the fires
have occuned in the early morning, spe
cifically between 3 and 4 a.m.
“We don’t know anything concrete yet, ”
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involved was the use of public property for
“I thought the issue was whether or not
to alter our policy. The producer made a
reasonable argument that the filming would
not be disruptive and that it would bring
business to Chapel Hill, and that is what I
based my decision on,” Andresen said.
Andresen said she thought denying Para
mount the right to film this specific movie
based solely on content raised the issue of
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voted for the filming of
’Kiss the Girls.'
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