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■ The Park Foundation gave the school
$5.5 million, but current students won’t be
eligible for the generous scholarships.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is $5.5
million richer thanks to the recent Park Foundation grant, but
several of the school’s graduate students are upset about the
conditions behind the money.
While students agree that the grant will be beneficial in the
long term for the school, they have said the interests of current
students were being overlooked.
Recent complaints from first-year doctoral students center
around the fact that the Park grant only helps next year’s
incoming crop of graduate students and is only open to U.S.
Starting next fall, the school will offer scholarships to 12
students entering its doctoral program and 12 more students
entering the master’s program. The doctoral fellowships will
each provide a $17,500 stipend, full tuition, health insurance
and $6,000 in travel expenses. Current students in the doctoral
program receive a SB,OOO to SIO,OOO stipend and pay the in
state rate for tuition.
“It could create a kind of class system in a way," said Kristi
Nowak, a first-year doctoral student from California. “It would
be unfair. I’m hopeful the University will do something.”
Yet the administration said it negotiated with the Park
Foundation in an attempt to provide some current first-year
students with money and make the scholarships open to foreign
students. The Park Foundation insisted on the original condi
“We talked over all the terms with the lawyer from the Park
Foundation, "said Richard Cole, dean of the journalism school.
“They feel they want their money to benefit the United States. ”
Cole also said the Park Foundation would not include
current students. “It’s not retroactive,” he said. “The people
that are in the school will have the stipends they were offered,
and they’ll continue to have those stipends.”
Margaret Blanchard, the director of graduate studies for the
journalism school, said she heard students’ concerns at a Sept.
4 meeting. She said some students at the meeting discussed
leaving the school, but nobody had talked to her about it since.
“I understand their concerns, but the people who provide the
grant set the terms for the grant,” Blanchard said. “We did ask
if the Park Foundation would fund some current students.”
Joey Senat, a second-year doctoral student who attended the
meeting, said students also had problems with how the admin
istration handled news of the grant. He said first-year doctoral
students were upset that they did not find out about the grant
until they enrolled, while second-year doctoral students felt
slighted by the administration’s excitement over the money.
“I can accept what they’re telling us, but I strenuously
disagree with the attitude that these new people are going to be
better than the current crop of students,” Senat said. “We want
some acknowledgement that we’re doing a good job.”
At August’s Association of Educators in Journalism and
Mass Communication Conference in Anaheim, Calif., UNC
students presented more papers than students from any other
university, Senat said.
Blanchard responded to both complaints, saying that it
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BOG names search committee for UNC head
■ The search committee
has the final say on
C.D. Spangler’s successor.
At Friday’s meeting, the Board of
Governors named no students, chancel
lors or faculty members to the search
committee that will select a replacement
for current UNC-System President C.D.
Out of four committees devoted to the
process, the search committee has the
Probable cause established, Blackwell to face murder trial
BY AMY CAPPIELLO
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
A Chapel Hill man will be tried for
first-degree murder after an Orange
County District judge decided Friday
that there was enough evidence to war
rant a trial.
Brian Keith Blackwell, 22, will stand
trial for the Sept. 1 slaying of Chadrick
Morrow was gunned down outside
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Clinton pledges to help N.C. get more aid
■ Gov. Jim Hunt said Hurricane
Fran caused more than $4 billion
damage in North Carolina.
BY WENDY GOODMAN
ASSISTANT STATE 6 NATIONAL EDITOR
RALEIGH ln a whirlwind trip to Raleigh
on Saturday, President Bill Clinton promised to
do all he could to get Congress to grant North
Carolina disaster aid before the upcoming re
“We will do whatever we can do to help. We
could do it next week if we get lucky and every
one pulls together,” Clinton said. “My guess is
there will be an enormous amount of sympathy
About 200 state and local leaders, relief work
ers, National Guardsmen and a handful of resi
dents were invited to a briefing at Clinton’s only
stop in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds.
Clinton and several members of his cabinet
were met by Gov. Jim Hunt Saturday morning
for a helicopter tour of the damage wreaked by
Hurricane Fran in the Triangle.
The only look at the battered coastline Clinton
received was via a video tape on Air Force One.
Hunt asked Clinton to do “everything under
the sun” for the state, which was declared a
final and most powerful say.
John Dervin, who is the Association
of Student Governments president and a
non-voting BOG member, was chosen
for the leadership statement committee
but said he had hoped to be on the search
He said more students should be in
volved in the process of choosing a suc
cessor to Spangler, who will resign in
“I think this is a huge mistake,” said
Dervin, a UNC senior. “I think students
across the state should be very upset.
“Symbolically, it doesn’t seem that
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in Chapel Hill shortly after 2 a.m.
A probable-cause hearing was held
Friday in Chapel Hill District Court to
determine if enough evidence existed to
hold Blackwell for trial. Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Jim Woodall presented
four witnesses at the hearing.
Charisse White, a long-time friend of
Morrow’s, testified she talked with Mor
row shortly before the shooting. Then
she and her husband, Jamal, got in their
car and prepared to leave the bar.
“By the time I turned and waved and
President Bill Clinton is joined by several heroes from Hurricane Fran at the Jim Graham Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Clinton travelled to Raleigh on Saturday
to view the storm damage and to announce millions of dollars in federal aid that could be granted to the state.
Brubaker urges cooperation
The Board of Governors needs to face
the future with prudence and innovation
in order to maximize the University’s
resources, N.C. House Speaker Harold
J. Brubaker, R-Randolph, told the BOG
Brubaker said the BOG should care
fully study expenditures to get the best
rate of return, reducing the amount of
funds needed from the legislature.
turned back around, (Blackwell) had
moved up to Chad,” she said.
She said Blackwell was standing fac
ing Morrow, with one person in between
them. Later in court, that person was
identified as Blackwell’s sister.
“They were one person away from
each other, real close,” she said. “I saw
the defendant’s back, the girl’s front and
“I said to my husband ‘Look,’ and
then I saw Chad tilt his head and make a
funny expression, and then I heard gun
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federal disaster area last week for the fifth time
“Mr. President, this is the worst disaster this
state’s ever seen. It is at least a $4 billion storm,”
Hunt said. “I want to personally ask you to
please do everything you can for us. ”
Clinton spoke in a livestock showroom at the
Jim Graham Building, which has been turned
into makeshift Living quarters for members of the
National Guard, Americorps and others involved
in the cleanup effort.
Clinton said he was “frankly astonished” by
the success of cleanup in North Carolina thus
far, and thanked relief workers for their tireless
“I’ve always been impressed by the combina
tion of sort of old-fashioned, friendly hospitality
and creative aggression in this state,” Clinton
said. “I mean, I think it really accounts for a lot
of your success.”
Doug Culbreth, the director of the state Com
merce Department’s energy division, said that
as of 7 a.m. Saturday, power companies had
restored power to about 98.8 percent of the
homes that lost power during the storm. Only
22,000 homes of the 1.5 million total power
outages were still without electricity, Culbreth
Federal agencies announced Saturday two
new grants for the state that did not require
congressional approval. The U.S. Department
The BOG and the General Assembly
must work together to decide which pro
grams should be expanded and which
should be contracted, he said. More fre
quent meetings and give-and-take be
tween the BOG and the legislature could
“Call it continuing education, ” he said.
Brubaker also addressed the changes
needed to accommodate the coming
“baby boomlet” of college students. He
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fire. That’s when (Morrow) dropped and
(Blackwell) kept shooting.”
White said she did not see a gun, but
Jamal White said he saw a ball of fire hit
“I saw Chad with a cigarette in his
mouth,” White said. “He leaned back. I
saw (Blackwell’s) hand reach around his
sister and a big ball of fire hit Chad in the
chest. (Blackwell) shot him real fast‘Pow,
Pow’ then he turned back around and
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of Transportation pledged $5 million to begin
repair work on federal highways and bridges
damaged by the storm.
The Department of Labor granted the state $8
million in aid to 750 workers who lost their jobs
because of hurricane destruction.
The state is also eligible for $490 million from
various disaster relief agencies, including indi
victual assistance and emergency loans to farm
ers, according to a statement released by several
But Hunt asked Clinton to continue looking
for alternative ways to give North Carolina more
funds to help in the cleanup effort because hurri
cane damage was so widespread.
“There are just not enough funds in these
regular programs,” Hunt said.
Clinton promised that he would work to have
an amendment about aid passed through Con
gress. In the meantime, Clinton said he would
ask his Cabinet to look for other options.
“The magnitude of losses here is so great that
there may be things we haven’t thought of yet
that we could move on, ” Clinton said. “We’ll do
whatever we can as quickly as possible.”
During the briefing, Clinton was also intro
duced to several heroes of the storm.
When walking to his seat, the six-year-old girl
seated beside Clinton caught his eye. Benedetta
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Town Council postpones
public sprinkler debate
BY MEGHAN MURPHY
The Chapel Hill Town Council post
poned a public hearing on the manda
tory installation of sprinkler systems in
all sorority and fraternity houses that
was scheduled for tonight.
Chapel Hill Fire Department officials
were planning to present the ordinance
tonight but could not finish writing it
because they had to divert their attention
to Hurricane Fran, Chapel Hill Fire
Marshall Joe Robertson said. Council
member Joe Capowski said he was not
sure when the hearing would take place.
“In contrast to Fran, (the hearing) is not
an emergency,” Capowski said.
Capowski said he was unsure when
the hearing would be rescheduled. Town
Clerk Peter Richardson said a tentative
date was set for mid-October.
The council received permission from
the N.C. General Assembly in July to
surpass existing state law. Sorority and
fraternity houses are currently not re
quired to have sprinkler systems.
The fire department was asked to draft
an ordinance at the council’s first meet
ing on Aug. 25. The fire department had
already begun to work on foe ordinance
in June, before it was officially asked to
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The president brings good news to
North Carolina and Gov. Jim Hunt.
do so, Robertson said. Hurricane Fran
nonetheless delayed its efforts.
Some students questioned why foe
fire department had not finished writing
foe ordinances before the hurricane
Student Body President Aaron Nelson
said he attended a June public hearing
regarding foe sprinklers. At that time,
Nelson requested that foe council not
mandate sprinkler installation until a
public hearing could be held while school
was in session. The council agreed and
postponed their decision.
Other students wondered why they
had not heard of foe postponement in foe
“I wish these people would do a better
job of informing us,” Chi Psi fraternity
President David Pope said.
Matthew Sander, a Pi Kappa Phi fra
ternity member, said foe postponement
will not change foe need for sprinklers.
“It really doesn’t matter if this meet
ing happens now or in two weeks from
now,” he said.
Robertson said he would be happy to
see foe ordinance passed. Most of foe
deaths Robertson said he had witnessed
could have been prevented if foe build
ings had sprinkler systems.
“I wouldn’t have had to haul any bod
ies along in a body bag.”