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Legislators Leave Unfinished Budget
■ The N.C. General
Assembly ended the session
without anew budget.
BY JOHN SWEENEY
The North Carolina Senate and House
without deciding on anew budget, leaving
new UNC-system projects in doubt and
system leaders wondering if they will see
new funds this year at all.
While the Senate supported a budget
that would increase spending on UNC
system schools by more than $44 million,
the House’s proposed budget would have
cut funding by more than $6 million.
Since the legislature approved a two
year budget bill in 1995, the UNC system
will not actually lose any money because
of the legislature’s inability to compro
mise. Instead, the budget deadlock means
Five Athletes With Ties to UNC Trek to Summer Olympics
BY AARON BEARD
For head coach Dennis Craddock and
the UNC men’s and women’s track pro
grams, 1996 just keeps getting better.
After school-record finishes by the men’s
and women’s track teams in the NCAA
Outdoor Championships, the program
placed four former UNC athletes and a
former assistant track coach on the U.S.
Olympic team at last week’s Track and
Field trials in Atlanta.
“After we won five ACC champion
ships last year and did so well, I just said to
myself, ‘We’ll never see another year like
that,”’ Craddock said. “This year we won
three ACC championships and then come
back and finish fourth and fifth in the
nation. We were the only coUege in the
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Burning through the streets of Chapel Hill and Carrboro
BY TANYA K. MERRITTE
Moving. Wonderful. Overwhelming. These were
just some of the words used to describe the Olympic
Torch as it passed through Chapel Hill and Carrboro
Sunday afternoon on its way to Atlanta for the
Thousands of people gathered on Franklin Street
to cheer the torch’s arrival and the five local citizens
selected to carry it. The citizens, called Community
Heroes, were chosen because of their contributions
and service to the community.
Chuck Stone, a University professor of journal
ism and mass communications, said he had mixed
The Olympic torch was run
through UNC's campus (Bottom),
then Franklin Street (Top).
no money will be
added to or taken
away from the fig
ures established last
Some of the
projects that were
not funded included
$17.8 million pro
gram to enhance the
State University, a
$4.5 million pro
gram to provide
health insurance to
Association of Student
JOHN DERVIN called
the walkout a "slap in
graduate teaching and research assistants
and $750,000 fund for distinguished pro
Student Body President Aaron Nelson
said Monday he was extremely disap
pointed by the General Assembly’s failure
to pass anew budget.
“The Senate acted boldly in defense of
U.S. to finish two teams in the top five of
the outdoor national championships.
“Then we go to the Olympic trials and
have (five) people make the team. It’s been
Sunday witnessed alumus Allen
Johnson blast the rest of the field in the
men’s 110-meter hurdles, claiming first
place and a spot on the team. Johnson
finished withatime of 12.92 seconds, which
tied the American mark and was one-hun
dredth of a second off of world-record
Johnson, who won the hurdles champi
onship at the 1992 NCAA Indoor Champi
onships for the Tar Heels, also won the
1995 World Championships in the 60- and
110-meter hurdles. Yet, some weren’t sure
if Johnson would claim the Olympic spot.
“Some were writing him off because
feelings about carrying the torch.
“There were many feelings,” he said. “Pride,
surprise, humility, embarrassment.”
Stone said he had first questioned whether he
deserved to carry the torch. He said he could think of
members of the University community who were
“far more worthy” than he. But as the moment drew
nearer, Stone said the intensity increased and he was
proud to be included in the event.
Stone also said the crowd was a factor in the thrill.
“There is no way to anticipate the tremendous
outpouring of affection, especially from the kids, ” he
said. “There’s nothing special about me, but the kids
See REACTION, Page 6A
Lighting up the spectators’ lives
BY ANDREW HOLTON
Thousands of people eagerly braved
the sweltering heat Sunday to tap into
the spreading national wave of Olympic
spirit and see Chapel Hill’s five Com
munity Heroes carry the Olympic flame
through the streets of the town.
"It’s a fantastic event,” said Mike
Loveman, flame relay volunteer and
Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation direc
tor. “It’s nice to see so many people here
supporting the community and the
The flame passed through Durham
and Chapel Hill on the 59th day of the
torch relay parade that covered over
15,000 miles and passed within two
hours of 90 percent of the nation’s popu
lation. The flame’s route through Chapel
Hill spread from the Erwin Road
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the University,” Nelson said. “It’s a shame
the House couldn’t find a way to do the
“I think it shows a lack of commitment
to education and higher education in this
state if they would rather give nothing than
give something,” Nelson said.
Association of Student Governments
President John Dervin called the actions of
the House in particular “a slap in the face
to the people of North Carolina.”
Despite those concerns, there is dis
agreement among University leaders over
how the budget stalemate will affect UNC
CH or the system as a whole.
Chancellor Michael Hooker said a lack
of new funds would probably not have any
tangible affects on UNC during the com
“There’s just dissatisfaction, but noth
ing beyond that,” Hooker said.
Nelson said he believed the University
would feel the effects of the deadlock very
soon, especially in issues involving gradu
ate students and faculty.
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Five track athletes with ties to UNC claimed spots on the
U.S. Olympic team at last week's Olympic Trials in Atlanta. *|
Athlete . -Event Trials Finish
Allen Johnson 110 hurdles Ist place
Joan Nesbit 10,000 3rd place
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some of the other guys in the trials and
semifinals had ran so fast, ” Craddock said.
“Here’s a guy that won the world indoor
and outdoor hurdles championship last
year. Sometimes I don’t think they give
U.S. Highway 15-501 vicinity through
Flo Miller, assistant town manager
for Chapel Hill, and organizers in the
area have been planning for the torch’s
arrival for well over a year.
The first two legs of the Chapel Hill
relay were ran by Art Cleary and Dr.
Carl Henley. Cleary carried the torch
from Dobin Hills Apartments on 15-501
to the Omni Europa.
Cleary passed the torch to Carl
Henley, a University professor in the
School of Social Work.
At 1:10 p.m., after several commu
nity performances and pre-Olympic fan
fare, Chapel Hill Deputy Fire Chief and
Community Hero Myrle Smith carried
the torch through a parted sea of excited
citizens gathered around a stage adja-
See TORCH, Page 6A
Anew N.C. bill could force
fraternities and sororities to
install sprinklers. Page 3A
“Our graduate students do not have
health care,” Nelson said. “We do not
have sufficient tuition remissions. I think a
lot of people are going to be looking at this
school, but they’ll see a legislature that
“We’re going to lose a lot of good stu
dents because of this,” he said.
Nelson added that many faculty mem
bers would leave the UNC system to search
for higher salaries.
“Our faculty are going to get tired of the
lower salaries,” Nelson said. “They’ll be
tired of a General Assembly that doesn’t
want to pay and go to private schools that
Dervin said the deadlock could have
more lasting effects on the UNC system
and the state as a whole if actions weren’t
taken soon to address budget concerns.
We have to be able to plan in advance a
budget, the system’s entire future is up in
See BUDGET, Page 7A
him enough respect. Allen Johnson is king
of the hurdles.”
Assistant coach Joan Nesbit also earned
See TRACK, Page 13A
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University Officials in No Hurry to Defer
Rush; Shorten Process to Two Weeks Instead
Before students rash into joining a Greek
organization, University officials want
them to think about it —and other issues
Chancellor Michael Hooker announced
Monday that significant changes in frater
nity rush procedures, including reducing
the fall rush period and expanding manda
tory education periods for pledges, would
take place this fall.
“Clearly, changes need to be made,”
Hooker stated in a press release.
Shortly after the May 12 Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity house fire that killed five
UNC students, Hooker suggested delay
ing the rash process, which normally takes
place at the beginning of both fall and
spring semesters, until spring semester.
But with the fall semester only two
months away and rush plans well under
way, Hooker has decided to wait for his
Task Force on Greek Affairs’ study on the
effects of delaying rush.
“We thought (moving rash) would cause
significant confiision, since information
already has been distributed to incoming
students,” he stated.
Director of Greek Affairs Ron Binder
said the chancellor’s committee had al
ready been discussing the delay for at least
one year. But he said the discussion needed
to be broader.
Four More Days
The UNC-system president
wants to see a longer
school year. Page 4A
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"The issue of de
ferred rush is an idea
that needs to be
studied and that re
and consensus,” he
said. “Studying it in
the fall will allow
greater time to ac
Binder said the
talk with national
the fraternities and
and students in
making a decision.
“It’s a big decision to move rash and we
need to be sure exactly what we’re getting
into,” he said.
The task force should complete their
study by the 1997-98 school year.
Hooker mandated other changes, in
cluding shortening the rash period from
three weeks to two. The period will begin
on Aug. 19 and end on Sept. 2.
“For the most part, students would ap
preciate that,” Binder said.
Binder said his office would be working
to make sure that organizations could still
make sound decisions. He will work to
organize a biography of everyone who
goes through the rush process.
The second change would emphasize
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the national and local fraternity policies
regarding alcohol consumption.
“Everybody’s national policy states very
clearly that alcohol is not to be present at
any recruitment function,” Binder said.
Binder said the groups in the Interfrater
nity Council were the only ones that typi
cally did not adhere to the policy, but he
was going to scrutinize them more closely.
“Some of our groups do a very good job
with this already," he said. “What we’re
asking for now is everybody to be at the
The final change would expand the re
quired education sessions to include infor
mation on fire safety and substance abuse.
Prospective Greek members already
must attend sessions on date rape and risk
Chapel Hill Fire Chief Dan Jones has
agreed to help with the fire safety session,
which will take place in the current semi
nar about risk management.
“There’s definitely going to be an effort
to provide some fire safety education,” he
Tentative plans call for the session dur
ing Greek rash orientation and freshman
orientation. Jones said he had also dis
cussed the possibility of training a student
team in fire safety techniques that they
could relay to their peers.
“We’re committed to it, and I know the
See RUSH, Page 7A
Monday that he would
look into deferring rush