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■ Mack Brown was named
a finalist for the Bear
When Mack Brown was choosing
which college to attend in 1970, he was
recruited by Alabama coach Bear Bryant
to play for the Crimson Tide.
He chose Vanderbilt University and
eventually transferred to Florida State
stead, but he’s
ered it an honor
to be recruited
Tv Heels take on
Duke on Saturday
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by one of the top football coaches in the
Thursday, UNC’s football coach came
lull circle when he was named a finalist
for the Bear Bryant Award, given each
year to the nation’s top football coach.
“To be mentioned for any coaching
award is reward
enough, but to be a
finalist for an
award named after
a man I know is
one of the legends
in our profession
makes me very
Brown was the
first of six finalists
list includes: Steve
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Tar Heel coach
MACK BROWN is
5745-1 as UNC's
Joe Tiller of Wyoming, Bob Sutton of
Army, Arizona State’sßruce Snyder and
Ohio State’s John Cooper.
Entering their final regular-season
game against Duke on Saturday, the Tar
Heels have compiled an 8-2 record this
year, including wins over top-25 foes
Syracuse, Clemson and Georgia Tech.
UNC was a contender for an Alliance
Bowl bid until it let a 14-point lead slip
See BROWN, Page 2
■ Donald Cold makes
campus safety concerns and
outreach his main focus.
BY LAUREN AGRELLA
UNC Police Chief Donald Gold
doesn’t spend his time chasing bad guys
through alleys, making glamourous ar
rests or investigating highly scandalous
cases. And though he’s not die star of this
week’s episode of “Cops,” his role in law
enforcement and safety at UNC is vital.
Gold is UNC’s Chief of Public Safety
and also the head of the transportation
system on campus, since the recent merger
of the transportation and safety depart
In the newly created position, Gold’s
busy schedule revolves around interac
tion with others what he sees as the
most important part of his job. He makes
an effort to speak in
depth with students, fac
ulty, community mem
bers and his staff about
the work his department
is doing with regard to campus safety and
“The people of this community really
ought to have a stake in what we do,” he
Gold deals with all walks of Univer
sity life and the associated safety issues.
His office investigates all campus crimes,
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The Orange County Human
sponsored a discussion on
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Study shows college students at risk for STDs
■ North Carolina ranked
near the top in gonorrhea
and syphilis cases.
BY WHITNEY MOORE
College students’ irresponsible behav
ior makes them more susceptible to the
sexually transmitted diseases that are
spreading rapidly throughout the state,
health officials said.
“The risk is perhaps greater among
college-age people because they assume
Tar Heels thinking
repeat in final four
BY KURT TONDORF
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
At this time last season, the collec
tive nerves of the North Carolina field
hockey team were shot.
The 1995 Tar Heels, undefeated
the final four in
lem, knew any
than a national
title was not an
had paid their
UNC had more
than paid its
dues, suffering a
pair of torturous
game losses both in penalty strokes
the two previous Novembers.
Through its run to the title, no Tar
Heeleversaiditwas do-or-die time last
fall. No one had to. It was implied. And
when UNC routed Maryland in the
final, it was redemption. It was celebra-
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The merger of the public safety and transportation departments will help
UNC Police Chief Donald Gold address student needs more efficiently.
deploys resources for all special events at
UNC and works with traditional security
issues. His 12- to 14-hour days include
lots of meetings, special
events and forums, he
Gold said it was the
contact with people that
made his job worthwhile. Seeing the de
partment accomplish things that really
matter to students has been rewarding,
he said. “I can’t sit in my office stoically
and just wait.”
Improving the quality of life for stu
dents and addressing their immediate
concerns—like the issue of poor outdoor
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
they are immune,” said Sharon Brown,
director of public relations for the Ameri
can Social Health Association. “But
people under 25 make up two-thirds of
all new victims.”
Amid much hype in the medical com
munity, the Institute ofMedicine released
a report Wednesday essentially declar
ing an epidemic of STDs throughout the
United States and urging drastic actions
to curb the spread.
The outbreak of STDs in North Caro
lina was statistically higher than in most
states, with a ranking of third in gonor
rhea and fifth in syphilis for the number
of STD sufferers per 100,000 people.
tion. But most importantly, it was time
“Last year ... there was an appre
hension of fear of losing again in the
final, ’’said UN C coach Karen Shelton,
whose Tar Heels face Northeastern on
Saturday at noon in Chestnut Hill,
Mass. “This year, it’s a little less hectic.
We’ve been pretty relaxed.”
So without sacrificing a scrap of
their focus this season, the Tar Heels
have relaxed. They still enjoy beating
up on the rest of the nation, as their 21-
1 record would indicate. But this year
they have a better view of the whole
picture. The pressure is gone, and pure
enjoyment has taken its place.
“We’re thrilled to be in the final
four,” Shelton said. “We’re excited
about going up there. Once you make
it to the final four, I think all four teams
have had a successful season. I don’t
think anyone can deny making it to the
top four in the country is a good thing. ”
But is there enough competition at
the top for the top dog? For all of their
achievements, the other teams in the
1996 final four field Northeastern,
Princeton and Old Dominion can’t
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said it's easier being
the defending champs.
fighting is just as crucial as his other
responsibilities, Gold said. Last spring,
he worked with student government and
the Physical Plant to create the fighting
corridor that stretches from Franklin
Street through campus.
The fighting corridor project was in
the works for quite a while, said Lindsay-
Rae Mclntyre, student body vice presi
dent. She said Gold was invaluable in
bringing the project out of development
and into reality.
“He is one of the most responsive
people in the University community for
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Airline officials are allaying
student worries about
airline travel in the light of
recent disasters. Page 3
“It is an epidemic. We are
finding more and more cases,
but people aren’t aware ofthe
need to be screened and
Director of advocacy programs at ASHA
Those numbers, provided by the Cen
ters for Disease Control and Prevention
in Atlanta, reflected a national increase
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UNC forward Kate Barber takes on a Virginia defender in the Tar Heels’ 2-1 win in the NCAA tournament.
North Carolina returns to the final four Saturday when it takes on Northeastern in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Spaces still open on free airport shuttle
BY DAVE SNELL
Flying out of town to get some home
cooked meals during Thanksgiving rather
than choking down dining hall food for
one more day?
Then you better sign up now for the
free shuttle service to Raleigh-Durham
International Airport, because today is
the last day to register for rides.
The Out-of-State Students Associa
tion will be manning tables for students
who are interested in a free ride from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pit and from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. at Chase Hall, OSSA Co-chair
woman Betsy Mand said.
“It’s not just for out-of-state students,”
she said. “Any student who needs trans
portation to the airport is welcome.”
On Nov. 27, shuttles will depart from
Classroom technology garners mixed reviews
■ Some professors doubt
the educational benefits
of relying on computers.
After finishing a 9-to-5 shift, a student
settles down in front of his home com
puter and logs on to his calculus class.
The teacher has posted the notes and is
now taking questions from the class in a
At the same time, engineering stu
dents from Japan, Mexico and North
Carolina meet over the Internet to team
up on a design project due in the mom-
'Waiting' for 'Hair'
Lab! Theatre presents a
modern theatrical classic,
while Pauper Players offers
a musical one. Page 4
of 12 million new cases of STDs per year.
“It is an epidemic," said Joan Cates,
director of advocacy programs at ASHA,
an RTP-based organization dedicated to
stopping the spread of STDs. “We are
finding more and more cases, but too
many people aren’t aware of the need to
be screened and treated.”
A nurse at UNC Hospitals said clinics
at the hospital have treated more than
100 patients since the beginning of June
fora variety of STDs.
“We have had an increase in syphilis
and a lot more people with gonorrhea
and chlamydia,” she said. “People don’t
seem to care that they have a disease.”
Chase every hour and a half from 8 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
Shuttles will also leave the Student
Union every 90 minutes from 8:45 a.m.
to 5:45 p.m.
Both Mand and student government
parking and transportation coordinator
Jeremy Cohen said demand for the ser
vicehasbeenhigh during the whole week
of shuttle registration.
About 110 students already signed up
for the shuttles.
Airport shuttle services have been
available at N.C. State University and
other colleges for years, Cohen said.
“Students shouldn’t have to pay S3O
for a taxi when we’ve got vans here,”
Many students have requested the
same departure time and location; for
example, the 12:30 p.m. shuttle that is
Meanwhile, in a
UNC’s campus, 30
students sit in small
groups before their
work on a physics
lab as the professor wanders around of
From these futuristic visions of high
tech education to the simple act of more
professors using e-mail, the plans for a
more interactive University have coin
cided with the discussion on how to im
prove UNC’s intellectual climate, and
both debates have picked up steam this
UNC announced in October that it
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The nurse, who said she wished to
remain anonymous, cited drug use and
sexual promiscuity as the main factors in
the rapid increase. She said monogamy
was the best means of protection, but that
no method was guaranteed.
“There is no such thing as safe sex,”
In the report, the Institute ofMedicine
emphasized the effects of STDs on in
fants and adolescents, noting that adoles
cents accounted for one-fourth of new
“Chlamydia is prevalent among young
See STD STUDY, Page 2
departing from Chase has only one re
However, OSSA will consider adjust
ing the schedule to meet students’ needs.
“If there is a really high demand, we’ll
try our best to accommodate them,”
Thanks to a one-time grant from the
Department of University Housing,
OSSA will be able to provide shuttles at
no cost to students.
“We always intended to have this be a
free service,” Mand said. “University
Housing graciously decided to fund the
Upon returning to RDU, students can
board the Point-2-Point vans by showing
their UNC ONE Card, she said.
Return shuttles Dec. 1 will run from
noon until midnight, approximately ev
ery 30 minutes.
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Part fivf of a five-part aeries
about the intellectual climate
would join IBM’s Global Campus, a
project that allows students from more
than 30 universities in the United States
and the world to use each other’s re
sources via computer. It’s an example of
the expansion of University boundaries
to the world outside of the classroom and
part of UNC’s plan to improve the intel
Supporters of more extensive use of
computers believe it will free up time for
See TECHNOLOGY, Page 2
The Daily Tai Heel is holding a forum
on the intellectual climate from 4 p.m. to
6 p.m. Friday in Union 226. Call
John Sweeney at 962-0246
for more information.
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