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Murder Suspect Surrenders to Cops
By Jenny Rosser
The man arrested for the fatal New
Year’s Day shooting at the Orange
Water and Sewer Authority plant in
Carrboro faced his first day in court on
Raleigh resident Michael Jordan
Cruz, 23, of 2738 New Bold Drive was
arrested Tuesday evening and charged
with first-degree murder in connection
with the death of Michael Gregory
Crosby, 21, of Raleigh.
Crosby’s body was found by a con
struction worker at the OWASA plant,
which is located on Old Mason Farm
Road, on the morning ofjan. 1.
Broad to Mesh
A historic state-based financial aid proposal
might be part of the Board of Governors'
annual tuition recommendation to the state.
By Alicia Gaddy
UNC-system President Molly Broad will champion an
unprecedented $36.8 million financial aid allotment at
Friday’s Board of Governors meeting to compensate for her
systemwide tuition increase proposal.
Originally presented to the BOG in October, the package
would be the largest need-based financial aid program in state
history if approved by the BOG and the N.C. General
The plan calculates each student’s expected family contri
bution and also requires a self-help contribution from each
student. The aid covers the balance of the student’s financial
Gary Barnes, UNC vice president for program assessment
and public service, was chairman of the Student Financial Aid
Task Force that recommended the aid increase to the BOG.
Barnes said there were still loose ends, although a $32 mil
lion version of the financial aid plan had been approved by
See BOG, Page 4
Former Faculty Chairmen Blast Tuition Increase
By Matthew Smith
In the latest round of faculty reaction
to tuition increases, five former UNC
faculty chairmen wrote a stirring letter
over Winter Break urging members of
the Board of Governors to strike down a
proposed University tuition plan.
Stressing the University and state his
torical commitment to affordable edu
cation, their opposition to tuition
increases is directly in contrast to current
Faculty Chairman Pete Andrews.
Andrews supported the Board of
I)TH EMII.Y SCHNURI
Junior Emily Williams paints a cube Tuesday to announce Loreleis auditions on
Jan. 18. The vocal group covers popular hit songs in an a cappelia style.
The all-female troupe will hold its annual spring concert later in the semester.
Chapel Hill Police Chief Ralph
Pendergraph said Cruz was arrested
after coming by the police department
for questioning, but Pendergraph would
not comment on possible motives for
“At this point we are not releasing
details concerning the murder investi
gation,” he said. “Although we have
made an arrest, we still have a lot of
work to do in order to be able to prose
Pendergraph said because of the vic
tim’s age and the fact that he lived in an
area where many people knew him, the
pool of possible suspects had grown
very large. “Initially, Cruz was no more
a suspect than other people we inter
PHOTO COURTESY OFJOHNJOHNSON
In a December speech to human rights activists in Raleigh's Old Capitol, Gov. Jim Hunt was met by UNC-Chapel Hill students,
including members from the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the Carolina Socialists Forum. Kara Mannia, a CEDP
member handed Hunt a resolution passed by Student Congress calling for a freeze of the death penalty.
Trustees October proposal calling for a
$1,500 increase over five years.
“For a long time (UNC) has boasted
that a student can enter with an empty
purse and leave four years later with a
diploma in hand,” the chairmen wrote
“History suggests that this goal goes back
to the very establishment of our state.”
E.M. Adams of the Department of
Philosophy, Doris Betts of the
Department of English, Fred Cleveland
of the Department of Political Science,
Dan Okun of the Department of
Environmental Sciences and.
Engineering, and Dan Pollitt of the
What is the hardest task in the world? To think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thursday, January 13, 2000
Volume 107, Issue 133
viewed,” Pendergraph said.
Police would not release details about
why Cruz, became the prime suspect in
According to police reports, Cruz, is
being held at the Orange County [ail in
Hillsborough without bond.
Cmz had his first court appearance in
Orange County Superior Court on
Wednesday. At that hearing he was
scheduled for a Jan. 21 court date.
Pendergraph said Chapel Hill police
had been working with both the Orange
County Sheriff’s Department and the
State Bureau of Investigation since the
body was discovered a week and a half
Crosby’s murder marks the first
TAKING A STAND
School of Law were all cosigners of the
letter, which was sent Dec. 27.
Since then, UNC-svstem President
Molly Broad announced her own plan
last week for tuition increases at UNC
Chapel Hill and N.C. State University.
The BOG will consider both Broad’s
plan and individual campus initiatives in
a Friday workshop in Wilmington.
The chairmen’s letter marks the second
group of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to pub
licly express opposition to the increase.
Members of the Progressive Faculty
Network, formed this fall, and several
other faculty members came out against
UNC, Duke Nab Hefty Grant
For AIDS Research, Treatment
The grant enables the University's
AIDS research team, globally
renowned for its innovative work,
to continue clinical experiments.
UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Lfniversity will
receive a total of s2l million in renewed feder
al grants to help treat AIDS patients in North
Carolina and to participate in experimental
UNC CH will receive $12.5 million for its
experiments over the next five years, while Duke
will receive $8.5 million, the two universities
The renewed grants originate with the national
Adult AIDS Clinical Trial Group through the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
homicide the Chapel Hill Police
Department has investigated since 1996.
However, police spokesperson Jane
Cousins said the police investigators
assigned to the case had previous expe
rience investigating homicides.
Police would not confirm reports that
Crosby suffered a gunshot wound to the
head, but did say that there was no con
nection between the murder and the
Pendergraph said he was confident in
the department’s abilities but that there
was a lot of work to do before getting a
The City Editor can be reached
tuition increases in a November letter to
the BOG. That letter was followed in turn
by a message from 37 department chair
men in favor of the increase.
Pollitt said the tuition boost was not in
the same spirit as North Carolina’s con
stitution. “I agree w ith the framers of our
state’s constitution that tuition should be
as close to free as possible,” he said.
Pollitt said he believed his letter
would impact the board members. “I’ve
already got some phone calls from them
saying they appreciate the letter.”
Okun said salaries should be raised, but
that students should not foot the bill.
Murder Suspect Michael Jordan
Cruz, 23, of Raleigh is being held
in Orange County Jail.
“If a pattern of meeting the costs of
the University with tuition increases, it
would be a slippery slope,” he said.
“We’ll raise them the next time we need
to raise revenue and the next time.”
The letter also proposed that compet
itive faculty could be retained by devel
oping more programs for faculty, includ
ing adequate and affordable housing for
professors, a sabbatical leave program
and a faculty' club. “Most campuses have
them, and we used to have them.”
The University Editor can be reached
The announcement represents the fourth round
of funding through the group for UNC-CH and the
third for Duke, said David Williamson, a UNC
This year, about SBO million is being given for
the trial group lo 32 programs nationwide,
Through 1998, 8,769 North Carolinians had
been diagnosed with AIDS and 8,479 adults and
adolescents had tested positive for HIV but had
not yet developed AIDS, said Dr. Charles van der
Horst, one of two clinical researchers leading
UNC-Chapel Hill’s work on AIDS.
While AIDS deaths are down dramatically, two
few Tar Heel residents are being tested, he
“AIDS remains a huge problem in North
Carolina, particularly among teenagers, hetero
sexuals pnd African Americans," van der Horst
See GRANT, Page 4
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The University joins more
than 45 colleges who set
Jan. 1 as a deadline for full
disclosure of factory locales.
By Alexandra Molaire
Assistant University Editor
UNC task force members say inter
im Chancellor Bill McCoy’s change in
the deadline for UNC licensees to fully
disclose their factory locations is a
McCoy moved up the initial March
31, 2000. deadline to Jan. 1.
UNC joins a list of more than 45 col
leges and universities, including Duke
University, who setjan. 1 as the dead
line for their licensees to implement the
Collegiate Licensing Cos. labor code,
which governs public disclosure, fair
wages and working hours, child labor
The CLC manages trademark licens
ing for about 175 colleges and universi
ties across the United States.
McCoy, who agreed in April to
enforce full disclosure for UNC’s
licensees to end a three-day student-led
sit-in at South Building, said he changed
the deadline to place UNC in conjunc
tion with the other schools.
“As I saw the evolution of the
process, a large number of the univer
sities are going to be together in terms
of the code content,” McCoy said. “I
thought it would be appropriate march
ing in step with the other universities.”
McCoy said that after choosing the
new Jan. 1 deadline for both require
ments, the CLC notified UNC’s
licensees, including Nike Corp. and
Champion, of the change in late
Rut Tufts, co-chairman for the task
force, said a dilemma arose with the
contract renewal process, leading to the
In the former agreement, UNC
licensees would implement the new
CLC labor codes as they renewed their
contracts beginning Nov. 15 and had to
comply with full disclosure require
ments by March 31.
Other schools, which share common
licensees with UNC, requiredjan. 1 as
a deadline for full disclsoure.
“The sites were going to be made
public before they would have to imple
ment the code," Tufts said.
The task force discussed whether to
recommend implementing just the
labor standards or the standards plus a
monitoring process by Jan. 1, Tufts said.
The monitoring process would set up
guidelines for implementation, verifica
tion and remediation of any problems
at the manufacturing sites.
The task force recommended the lat
ter option, but McCoy chose the former.
“We’re still working on those (reme
diation) processes,” McCoy said.
See LABOR, Page 4
A Season of Change
Several Chapel Hill businesses have
undergone changes recently, ranging
from small renovations to complete
overhauls. See Page 5.
The End of the Game
U.S. Justice Department lawyers are
planning to request a three-way split of
Microsoft, following the months-long
monopoly trial. See Page 6.
The UNC men’s basketball team blew a
seven-point halftime lead against Wake
Forest on Wednesday and lost 66-57.
Wake guard Robert O’Keiley scored 18
points after intermission. See Page 7.
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