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Police report no open-container violations
■ Only two Chapel Hill
Police officers patrolled
downtown Saturday night.
The Chapel Hill Police Department
issued no citations for open-container
violations despite the enormous crowds
in the streets this weekend, Sgt. Bill
“Apparently it was not a rowdy week
end,” Rounds said. “There were tons
■ Students chose Eugene
Purvis and Theresa Avery
as Homecoming couple.
A packed Kenan Stadium saw the
crowning of anew Homecoming queen
and, for the first time, a Homecoming
king as UNC’s football team defeated
Maryland on Saturday night. Theresa
Avery and Eugene Purvis took the hon
Purvis, a history major from Long
Island, N.Y., looked happy and dazed
amid the surrounding crowd. Avery, a
journalism major from Smithfield, wore
royally fitting purple and had tears in her
eyes as friends and family surrounded
“I was very surprised,” Avery said. “I
think this enhances (my college experi
ence) a great deal.”
Avery said she had a lot of confidence
in her qualifications, especially because
of the activities in which she partici
pated, such as working as a reporter and
assistant producer for WRAL TV-5. “I
feel like I almost epitomize what a well
rounded student is at UNC,” she said.
Purvis, the first official Homecoming
kinginUNChistory, said he was shocked
to have won the honor.
Purvis said he wanted to use the posi
tion to serve the student body and make
positive changes at UNC.
“It’s very unique, but I do like to keep
in mind that the position is to represent
all the students in the University, and not
Alumni come home, reflect on Chapel Hill’s past
BY ROB NELSON
Jim Crouch, Wanda Campbell and
friends came to Homecoming this week
end not only to watch the parade and to
cheer on the Tar Heels at the football
game, but also to celebrate their 25th
year after graduating from Carolina.
They joined thousands of other alumni
who returned to UNC over the weekend
to reflect upon the days when they too
walked the campus as students.
Crouch said Carolina had not changed
that much since he graduated in 1971.
“Some of the great traditions that have
always been here are still alive,” he said.
Campbell said she noticed only small
changes in the campus such as the trees
blown down by Hurricane Fran. She
added, however, that it was always great
to be back.
“We come back to UNC because we’re
big football fans, and we get a chance to
see old friends,” she said. “We love it.”
Gene Glaze, an ’B9 graduate, said he
tried to return to Chapel Hill at least a
couple of times a year. He said the biggest
changes he had noticed were the renova
tions of Kenan Stadium and the new
stores on Franklin Street.
“I remember when Top of the Hill
used to be a gas station,” he said. “Butno
matter how much the campus changes, it
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and tons ofparents in town this weekend.
That tends to have a calming effect.”
Only two policemen patrolled the
downtown area instead of die usual four,
and that could explain the lack of cita
tions, he said.
One of the other officers was on vaca
tion, and the other was training new
officers, he said.
There was no shortage of drinkers,
however. Franklin Street was swarming
with bar-goers trying to enter filled-to
“Itwas slammed,” said Joseph Smith,
one of Top of the Hill’s owners.
The bar and restaurant had a wait to
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Seniors Therea Avery (left) of Smithfield and Eugene Purvis of Long Island, N.Y., smile after receiving their crowns during halftime of this weekend's game.
The two were selected as Homecoming queen and king following a process involving an application, an interview and a campuswide vote.
about personal satisfaction. It’s more
about satisfying the University commu
nity,” Purvis said.
The royal pair was judged in part on a
proposed service project, to be funded
with the entrants’ fees of both contests.
Avery has proposed a project known
as Adopt-a-Senior Valentine. The pro
gram will occur during Valentine’s Day
week, when senior citizens would be
is always good to come back and see the
Cindy Norfleet, an ’B7 alumna, said
she returned to Chapel Hill often because
her family lives here. She said being back
in town made her reflect on her days as a
“I love coming back to the game and
reminiscing,” shesaid. “It actually makes
me feel pretty old.”
One of the major changes about cam
pus was the new policy on drinking, said
Ann Watson, a ’9l graduate. “They have
really tightened the alcohol policy,” she
said. “When I was here, it wasn’t nearly
as strict, especially with the frat parties.”
Watson also said some people wrongly
pinpoint certain campus groups for hav
ing trouble with the policy. “Everyone
keeps blaming the fraternities, but that
really isn’t the case,” she said.
The addition of so many national busi
nesses on Franklin Street also disap
pointed Watson. “It really doesn’t have
the same small-town flavor that it used
to,” she said.
Sandra Waggoner, who graduated in
1994, said she noticed one major change
since she left.
“Now, we have a winning football
team,” she said.
Waggoner, who was co-chairwoman
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get in from 9:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. on
both Friday and Saturday nights.
“We sold over 3,500 pints of beer last
night,” Smith said. “We’d like to have
Homecoming weekend every month.”
The police are still enforcing the open
container ordinance even though no cita
tions were issued this weekend, Rounds
Chapel Hill Town Council member
MarkChiltonsaidhe supported the open
container ordinance but did not think it
should be a misdemeanor. He said he
thought it was interesting that no open
container citations were given. However,
he said he did not doubt the ordinance
invited to attend a dinner and watch
“I’m hoping to initiate friendships that
will last over time,” Avery said. She said
she would begin working on the logistics
of the project immediately, and would
begin publicizing it before Winter Break.
Purvis’ proposed service project is a
faculty forum to give information to high
school seniors about various majors and
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Homecoming is a time to return to old stomping grounds. Many alumni took
this opportunity to come back to the familiar Kenan Stadium.
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was still being enforced.
“I certainly don’t thinkthatthe Chapel
Hill Police Department has adopted any
lax policy toward (the open-container
ordinance),” Chilton said.
University Police wrote a few more
citations than they normally do, Officer
Mark Carroll said.
He said he personally wrote 10 or 11
citations for underage drinking, public
consumption and public urination.
“We usually don’t charge (for posses
sion of alcohol); we usually just pour it
out,” he said.
Some students said the possibility of
being cited for an open container of alco
careers. He said he would begin to con
tact faculty this semester, and set up the
program for sometime in January.
“I’m really excited about the service
project and representing the University, ”
Purvis said. He said he would try to have
more than one forum if possible.
Aveiy said she wanted to thank the
Carolina Athletic Association, the Black
Student Movement, Delta Sigma Theta
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hoi did not worry them.
“I don’t really feel threatened by it,”
said Caroline Strickland, a senior from
Southern Pines. “I’m just careful about
Other students said they found the
“It just seems so much more of a
nuisance,” said Leslie Dunaway, a se
nior from Bethesda, Md.
“You’re 21, and you have to disguise
Dunaway said she thought the police
had not issued any open-container cita
tions because the Town Council had
made the ordinance a prominent issue.
sorority Inc. and the other candidates.
“All the candidates were exceptional, ’’
Avery said. “I really enjoyed getting to
know them this week. ” She said her fam
ily and friends were excited that she won
the campuswide honor.
Purvis also said all candidates were
highly qualified for the positions. He
thanked God, the BSM and Kappa Al
pha Psi fraternity Inc.
Student’s high blood alcohol
content merits investigation
BY LEAH HANEY
University Police are still investigat
ing an incident that led to the hospitaliza
tion of a UNC junior who was found
unconscious with a blood alcohol level of
0.49 early Wednesday morning.
Raymond Martin Harrell, a 21-year
old from Charlotte, was found lying on
Green Street in Chapel Hill at about 1:15
a.m. Wednesday. A resident of the neigh
borhood called the Chapel Hill Police,
who arrived with an ambulance and
rushed him to UNC Hospitals. Harrell
remained there for two days recovering
before he was released.
Harrell’s blood alcohol level of 0.49
was six times above the legal limit for
driving in North Carolina.
Chancellor Michael Hooker released
a statement late Friday afternoon stating
the investigation by University Police
was still under way, but did not reveal
what led to the incident.
“The ongoing nature of the investiga
tion prevents me from commenting spe
cifically on the matter at this time except
to say that I am relieved that the student
involved apparently is recovering,”
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locked out of
■ Students with passes
were turned away for the
second time this year.
BY JENNIFER PENDER
While UNC wide receiver L.C.
Stevens was tying a school record with
three touchdowns in UNC’s victory over
Maryland on Saturday, many students
were milling around outside Kenan Sta
dium, searching for a way to get into the
“With construction, there isn’t enough
standing-room space for students,” said
John Swofford, directorof athletics. “Due
to safety reasons, we asked students to go
to other gates.”
It was not the first time that students
had been locked out of Kenan. Adminis
trators had similar problems at the Geor
gia Tech game Sept. 21.
“What happened Saturday is similar
to Georgia Tech, ” said William Scroggs,
assistant athletic director of operations.
“It was a little worse due to capacity.
They shut the gates to see if they could
relocate the students.”
Studentswere redirected to gates closer
to empty seats.
The problem may improve after con
struction is completed at Kenan, Scroggs
About 1,000 to 1,200 more students
were admitted into the stadium than
should have been, Scroggs said.
But having too much student support
for football games is a nice problem to
have, he said.
“It is certainly unfortunate for the stu
dents who were inconvenienced,”
Dennis Powers, a sophomore from
Lumberton, was one of those students.
“It sort of upset me,” Powers said. He
drove from Tennessee to attend the game.
At about 7:20p.m., he was told that Gate
5, normally the student gate, was closed.
Some students with block seats were re
directed to Gate 2, Powers said.
Powers abandoned his student ath
letic pass in exchange for a scalper’s tick
ets. “It’s sort of frustrating for people
who want to go to games,” Powers said.
“It seems like there would be a better
Gates open two hours before football
games begin. “We encourage students to
get there early," said Seth Nore, presi
dent of the Carolina Athletic Associa
Nore said no one had complained to
the CAA about Saturday’s lockout, but
he added, “I can understand their frustra
“It will require all of us parents,
students, faculty, community leaders and
alumni to combat what has become a
nationwide crisis,” he said.
The incident involved an organized
student group, one source stated.
Harrell is a member ofPhi Delta Theta
fraternity, but no connection has been
made between the fraternity and the inci
Marco Harmaty, a senior from Char
lotte, is also a memberofPhi Delta Theta.
Harmaty said there had been no frater
nity party Tuesday evening and that the
fraternity was not involved.
Ron Binder, director of Greek Affairs,
denied any connection between Phi Delta
Theta and the incident.
“(The Harrell incident) has nothing to
do with a fraternity,” Binder said.
While Harrell’s high alcohol level has
not been connected with fraternity initia
tion or hazing, incidents involving frater
nity members and alcohol often raise
questions about the existence of hazing.
According to the Instrument of Stu
dent Judicial Governance, hazing, a pro
cedure causing a student involved in ini
tiation or membership in an organiza
tion personal injury or mental distress,
can result in suspension or expulsion.