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Student dies after fall from balcony
BY SHARIF DURHAMS
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
A freshman fell at least three floors to
his death from a balcony in Ehringhaus
Residence Hall on Monday morning.
Matthew Paul Bumore, 18, a fresh
man who lived in 324 Ehringhaus was
declared dead in the emergency room of
UNC Hospitals, according to a memo
randum released by Dean of Students
A junior who lived below Bumore
said he was standing near the balcony
when the incident occurred. “Ijustheard
something,” he said. “Then I just saw an
object fall past the second floor.”
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Orange Comity women face gender gaps in wages, opportunity
BY KATE HARRISON
Working women in Orange County,
particularly minority women, still have a
long way to go before reaching economic
equality with their male counterparts,
representatives of area agencies said.
Lucy Lewis, director of the Orange
County Department for Human Rights
and Relations, said women’s wages rela
tive to men’s had increased during the
last decade but still left a large gap.
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The student said he didn’t realize a
student had fallen until he heard other
The police received a call at 8:53 a.m.
about the incident, and they responded
immediately along with South Orange
Rescue and the Chapel Hill Fire Depart
ment. So far, investigators are stating
Bumore may have fallen from the third
floor of the six-story residence hall.
Police Chief Donald Gold said in a
press release it was too early to determine
a cause for the fall, and the investigation
of the incident may not be completed for
one day to two days.
“After a preliminary investigation,
there is no apparent link to drugs or
Community engages in
crusade against crime
BY ASHLEY MATLOCK
DURHAM—Fans of cop shows and
action films might be surprised to find
real-life crusades against criminals close
to home. But local officers Jack Cates
and Anthony Smith have successfully
fought drugs and reduced crime in the
city’s North East Central region.
The two officers, Durham’s 1995 of
ficers of the year, work with the District
One Crime Area Target Team, which
focuses on drug crime.
“We usually make an arrest within
three minutes of leaving the station,”
Smith said before his night shift last
Wednesday. In less than three minutes,
Cates and Smith were out of the police
car and charging a man for possession of
“Ijustgotoutofprison,” the man said.
Unfortunately, this scenario is repeated
countless times in Durham. “They come
right back to the same environment and
do it again,” Smith said.
Most of the time the officer’s work
environment is less than civilized.
Women’s wages in the county increased
from about 60 cents to 70 cents for every
dollar earned by men.
“The vast majority of persons receiv
ing Aid for Families with Dependent
Children are women, and these women
face the particular problems of trying to
get a job that pays enough to get child
care and the necessary transportation to
get the child to child care as well as
herself to a job,” Lewis said.
Area women face other financial ineq
uities connected to lower wages, such as
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alcoholinthiscase,” Goldstated. “How
ever, that will have to be confirmed by
the State Medical Examiner’s Office.”
Monday night, Gold said the investi
gation had turned up no additional infor
mation and additional information would
be released when it became available.
Schroeder said he had contacted
"I met with his brother, Mr. Nathan
Bumore, a (junior) at the University, at
the emergency room,” Schroeder stated.
Nathan Bumore notified his parents in
Japan and Indonesia, Schroeder stated.
“Later this morning, I called both par
ents to extend the concern and sympathy
of the University and to offer any assis
On Wednesday night one North East
Central officer was taken to the hospital
after being stuck by a needle, an injury
Cates has experienced four times.
Cates and Smith said they put danger
out of their minds. “We’ve had contracts
out on our lives,” Cates said. “It lets us
know we’re hurting them.”
The officers said their reward was to
see kids not afraid to play outside at
night, as they pointed to a playground of
children that was deserted a year ago.
Residents of North East Central
Durham acknowledged the team efforts
of Cates, Smith and Partners Against
Crime, a local crime fighting organiza
tion, for reducing violent crimes thisyear.
Officers Cates and Smith have made
the community safer, said Dot Kelly, a
resident of the North East Central dis
trict. “I used to wake up at two or three in
the morning he aring shooting—not any
more,” she said. “They have shown us
that they’re your friends.”
Police reports show the officers’ ef
forts have made a difference.
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the loss of pension funds because of ma
ternity leave or other family related ab
sences that force them to change jobs.
“Women often sacrifice their long
term pensions to do things they’re ex
pected to do, like taking time off for child
care or care for older parents,” said
Winnie Morgan, chairwoman of the
Orange County Commission for Women
and a self-employed businesswoman.
Lewis said a primary way to change
such economic conditions was to get
more women elected into office, an area
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tance,” Schroeder stated.
Nathan Bumore was not available for
comment Monday evening.
Chancellor Michael Hooker said he
was saddened at Bumore’s death.
“His death will be felt throughout the
University community,” Hooker stated
in a press release. “Our immediate
thoughts and prayers are with Matthew’s
family, friends and loved ones.”
Bumore’s suitemates said they would
not comment on the case because of the
ongoingpolice investigation. Counselors
from Student Health Service and Univer
sity Counseling Center are providing as
sistance to students and employees from
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in which she said Orange County had
made much progress. “I want to see more
women running for office, though,” she
said. “Certainly, both men and women
candidates have spoken out about
women’s issues, but I think women who
have experienced these situations first
hand can bring sensitivity to the issue
and continue to increase awareness of all
elected officials to workforfull economic,
political and social equality for women. ”
Lewis said welfare reforms and in
creased minimum wage were necessary.
UNC president needs academic past, some say
BY CHARLES HELLWIG
Academic and business concerns
clashed yesterday when leaders from
across the UNC system met to outline
the qualifications for the next UNC-sys
The most vigorous debate among
members ofthe leadership statement com
mittee centered on whether the new presi
dent needed to come from an educa
“This time around we should have the
guts to say we want a president who
came from this environment, stands for
this environment and will fight for the
university community,” Faculty Senate
Chairman Peter Petschauer said.
served as chairman of the N.C. state
Board of Education when he was chosen
10 years ago, but he was better known for
his business background.
BOG member John Garwood, co
chairman of the leadership statement
committee, said the issue of bringing in a
president with experience in the educa
tion community came up repeatedly in
public meetings held across die state.
“That feeling has come out in most of
the hearings that the leadership this
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Employee claims homophobic
slurs written on car last week
BY RICK CONNER
An anonymous letter sent to several
University officials by “a full-time staff
member of the University” claims some
one wrote “DIE FAG” and other ho
mophobic epithets on his car last week.
The letter states that someone traced
out expletives in the dirt on the car and
wrote “DIE FAG,” “FAG” and “DIE
FAGETS” on a rainbow flag displayed
on the bumper.
The letter writer did not identify him
self because he would “no longer feel
“I’m glad the minimum wage has in
creased some, but it’s still not enough to
keep up with inflation,” she said. “I be
lieve that a single mother working a mini
mum wage job full time, 40 hours a week
should not still be below the poverty
level. Right now women may go off wel
fare only to find their wages aren’t high
enough to pay for child care.”
Area women’s economic and social
positions may also be influenced by their
race, according to the Orange County
Commission for Women’s 1996 status
time should be
from within the
nity,” he said. “The
is, 'They’ve had
their turn, now its
president of the
Association of Stu
“One of the things
that is important is
finding someone to
be the chief educa-
Association of Student
JOHN DERVIN said
the next UNC-system
president should have
worked in academics.
tor in North Carolina,” Dervin said.
“Experience within the business com
munity is important, but students want
someone who has been in the classroom
and can work with and understands stu
Phil Kirk, president ofNorth Carolina
Citizens for Business and Industry, sent a
letter to the leadership committee dis
agreeing with Dervin and Petschauer.
“The president does not need to be a
professional educator,” Kirk stated.
Chancellor Edward Fort of N.C. Ag
ricultural and Technical State University
acknowledged the importance of listen-
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als or other infringements on my person
Student Body President Aaron Nelson
received a copy of the letter, but said it
would be difficult to respond because the
writer left no way for anyone to get in
touch. However, he spoke out sharply
against the reported incident.
“That sort of behavior will not be
tolerated on this campus,” Nelson said.
“We will not tolerate homophobia or
bias-related vandalism or intimidation. ”
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report. The report showed a dispropor
tionate number of black women on
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ing to the students and faculty’s recom
mendations, but agreed with Kirk.
“The ‘it’s our turn’ feeling expressed
at many of the hearings is fine, but let’s
not exclude the possibility of good people
coming from outside the academic com
munity,” Fort said.
The committee also suggested a num
ber of goals for the next president, includ
ing improving education, maintaining
diversity throughout the system and ex
panding access to higher education for
all North Carolinians.
“One of the main goals of the next
president should be to keep tuition rea
sonable, that is, reasonably low,” said
Julius Chambers, co-chairman of the lead
ership statement committee and N.C.
Central University’s chancellor.
All the chairmen stressed the impor
tance of input from the general public in
the search process, pointing to die series
ofhearings that were held across the state
to bring in a variety of opinions.
“We really do want the general public,
faculty, students, business interests and
others to know that this is their institu
tion and we want the best president money
can buy,” Marvin said.
The leadership statement committee
expects to finish reworking the statement
for the BOG’s November meeting.