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■ The Town Council will
choose from two sprinkler
BY RACHEL SWAIN
After months of consideration and
debate, the Chapel Hill Town Council
hopes to decide tonight on whether to
require sprinkler systems in fraternity and
Fire prevention and safety have been
major issues of concern for the council
since the May 12 Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity house fire that killed five people.
Council members will decide between
two different options regarding installa
Ordinance A requires fraternities, so
rorities and multi-family houses to install
sprinkler systems within five years. Ordi
nance B also requires installation, but
allows seven years for the houses to com
ply if owners meet preliminary precau
tions such as installing monitored, auto
matic alarm systems and fire escapes
within the first two years.
Support for the amendment is preva
lent among council members. “It’s obvi
ous we need some sort of system in place
that nips fires in the bud,” council mem
ber Joe Capowski said. “Sprinklers are
by far the best prevention, especially for
the types of residences fraternities and
Chapel Hill Fire Department Chief
Dan Jones said there was no question
that sprinkler systems saved lives. “Sprin
kler systems will activate and extinguish
a fire when it’s just beginning,” he said.
“Even ifyou’re in theroom where the fire
begins, your chances of survival are 90
percent with a system.”
The cost of installing the systems is a
major concern despite the N.C. General
Assembly’s approval of a $ 1 million loan
to cover the costs for all fraternities and
sororities. But currently the state
treasurer’s office has interpreted the bill
to mean that the money can’t be used to
support more than 10 percent of any one
In response to an idea by UNC Stu-
See SPRINKLERS, Page 4
to buy gear
■ The Scouts often have
to deal with inebriated fans,
but they say it’s worth it.
BY KEVIN DEGON
SPECIAL TO THE DTH
A small army of miniature merchan
disers descends on Kenan Stadium with
wire racks full of Coca-Cola or peanuts
suspended from theirnecks by wideblack
Every home football game, two area
Boy Scout troops take to the stands, put
ting themselves at the mercy of a rowdy
crowd for the chance to raise money.
At times, the Scouts have had precari
ous run-ins with the spirited fans.
“This drunk guy chased me because
he thought I was a cow and he thought I
hadstolenhis money," said Bryan Green,
a 13-year-old Scout.
Drink-selling duties are split between
Troops 820 and 845, with each troop
sending about 40 Scouts for each game.
While it might seem daunting for the
12- and 13-year-olds to hawk beverages
and foods to the older college students
and adult crowd, the Scouts’ leader said
the boys had experienced few problems.
George Outterson, who has a son in
A joyful noise
The Black Student
Movement Gospel Choir
held a concert Sunday in
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Tar Heels tally 2 more ACC championships
BY KURT TONDORF
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
DURHAM The wake-up call
came early for the North Carolina
fieldhockeyteam. UNC’s opponents
should have left the Tar Heels doz
Back-to-back scores by semifinal
me n t
UNC from its regular-season sleep
walk through the conference and
revitalized its dormant offense as the
top-ranked Tar Heels turned the
lights out on the Blue Devils and
final-round opponent Maryland in
winning this weekend’s ACC Tour
The 3-2 de
the Blue Dev
ils and 4-0
shutout vs. the
the Tar Heels
of the top seed
and a possible
the tourney's MVP.
nament, ensuring Karen Shelton’s
club that it can hit the snooze button
for at least another week.
“It’s a big deal,” said Shelton,
whose team won its 13th title in 14
years and fourth one in a row. “We
know we’ve played against the best,
and we’ve succeeded against the best.
There’s not a better tournament in
the country, I don’t think, in terms of
preparing you for a final-four situa
In Sunday’s final, a rematch of
last season’s NCAA finalists, the Tar
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Peter Webb, 14, sells drinks during football games. Two local Boy Scout troops work the stands during
home games to earn money for camping equipment.
Troop 820, has coordinated the troop’s
concession business for the past three
years. He said the kids usually didn’t
have trouble with students attending
“I hear of something happening once
or so a year,” Outterson said. “We try to
get the student section early, before (the
students) get drunk.”
Despite efforts to beat the drunken
revelry, fans sometimes make the Scouts
targets of their amusement. Steven Fos
ter, a 12-year-old Scout, said on occa
sion, individuals in the crowd picked on
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Tar Heel forward Kate Barber (22) wards off a Maryland defender during UNC's 4-0 shutout in the
ACC Field Hockey Championship on Sunday in Durham. Barber tallied one goai in the contest.
Rally attack lethal
BY KURT TONDORF
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
DURHAM For the opposition, preparing for an
ACC tournament showdown with the North Carolina
field hockey team is like using a wire umbrella to fend
off a lightning storm.
First, it’s futile. Too many offensive weapons to
counter. Smother one, and another will emerge.
Second, it’s a waste of time. The Tar Heels can play
any style and play it well. If faced with anew defense,
their forwards need only a few minutes to locate its
cornerstone and destroy it.
Finally, it’s lethal. Stalling the Tar Heels serves only
See RALLY, Page 11
the young salesmen.
“Sometimes somebody will yell,
‘Coke,’ and nobody will be there,” Fos
ter said. “One kid came up to me and
said, ‘Give me your lunch money.”’
Foster was quick to add that the stu
dent didn’t really take his money and
said the student’s request was a joke.
Drink sales on Saturday were not
nearly as brisk as the cooler weather. “I
like the early (season) games because it’s
not as cold,” said Tim Liebhold, 13.
Liebhold said he sold 11 racks of 20
drinks during the Georgia Tech game.
You can’t thmk and hit at the same time.
Student theater companies
are dishing up a diverse trio
of dramatic productions.
Most of the Scouts said they usually sold
10 to 12 racks of drinks during a typical
On a warmer game day, each Scout
can make his $75 quota for the year.
Scouts make $8 on each rack of drinks
they sell. The funds go toward the pur
chase of camping equipment forthe troop.
Roy Lassiter, who oversees food and
drink sales at UNC athletic events, said it
was good that nonprofit groups were
involved with Kenan Stadium conces
sions. “That way some of the money
goes back to the community.'
Keep the motor
Other UNC-system students
face parking problems too.
Confer named MVP
CLEMSON, S.C. With names like Mia Hamm
and Tisha Venturini owning most of the ACC tourna
ment records, it wasn’t likely that those marks would
be broken anytime soon.
But those records were quickly surpassed by a lesser
known Tar Heel Robin Confer.
Confer’s offensive prowess helped the North Caro
lina women’s soccer team capture its eighth consecu
tive ACC title while pinning down the Most Valuable
Player award in the process.
Not bad for a player left off the all-ACC first team.
See CONFER, Page 11
System president should be
‘God on a good day,’ funny
■ The BOG’s Leadership
released its report Friday.
Help wanted: Must have honor, integ
rity and an understanding of finances
and the state ofNorth Carolina. Must be
accessible to faculty, staff and students
from across 16 universities. Above all,
must retain a sense of humor.
The Board of Governors is seeking a
new UNC-system president, who should
be a good mix of each of these qualities
and more, according to a report released
by the Leadership Statement Committee
“Everything in life doesn’t have to be
the most serious thing in the world,” said
John Garwood, co-chairman of the com
mittee. “I think at times a sense ofhumor
might serve someone very well in this
Edward Fort, a member of the com
mittee and chancellor of N.C. Agricul
tural & Technological University, said a
sense ofhumor was mentioned at least
once at each of the three meetings he
Other qualities include a passion for
higher education, ability to deal con
structively with conflict, and commit
ment to maintain affirmative action ef
forts and low tuition costs.
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ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
CLEMSON, S.C. While the
Three Musketeers are known for their
legendary marksmanship, they could
take a backseat to another trio which
emerged at the ACC Women’s Soc
cer Championship this weekend.
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first-half goals as UNC pounded
Clemson 4-1 in front of 1,532 Sun
day. UNC’s frontline trio of Robin
Confer, Debbie Keller and Cindy
Parlow dominated the Tigers’
backfield, mounting an early bar
rage that permanently wounded
thud-seeded Clemson (15-6-1).
“This tournament announces
their return,” UNC coach Anson
Dorrance said of his forwards, who
were reunited five games ago when
Parlow moved up from the midfield.
Top-seeded North Carolina (20-
1) captured its eighth consecutive
conference tournament title with the
Hie Tar Heels notched the first
goal of the game 17 minutes into the
match. Tiffany Roberts dribbled
down the right flank and dished the
ball to Confer in the comer. Confer
then fed a cross to Parlow, who
headed the ball past Tiger goalkeeper
Suzanne Putnam for the goal.
Confer then connected with Keller
on a give-and-go six minutes later to
put the Tar Heels ahead by two.
Confer sent a pass down the left
wing to Keller, who returned the
feed into the penalty box. Stepping
around her defender, Confer rolled a
shot past Putnam and into the net for
“You could do a highlight film
from the goals scored in this touma-
See SOCCER, Page 5
“Essentially, we’re looking for God
on a good day,” said John Dervin, presi
dent of the Association of Student Gov
ernments and non-voting member of the
The committee consulted with Gov.
Jim Hunt, former UNC-system Presi
dent William Friday and current Presi
dent C.D. Spangler while making up the
leadership statement. The committee also
held seven public forums around the state.
Garwood, who chaired three of the
forums, said about 25 to 35 people showed
up at each one, including professors, stu
dents, staff and people from the commu
“There were not as many business
people as I would have liked to have
seen,” Garwood said. “I think the whole
committee felt that way.”
Fort said differences arose at the meet
ings between those who believed the new
president should have higher education
experience, and those who did not.
“Some thought it was not a precursor
for success as long as he or she had
credentials which indicated that he or
she could lead,” Fort said.
Fort said he believed that people also
wanted a president who would be a vi
sionary, and who was in tune with the
“Someone who has more than a pass
ing familiarity with the University sys
tem, and someone who has more than a
passing familiarity with the workings of
the political process, not just of the N.C.
Legislature but of the federal govern-