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Police Arrest Teen in Family Assault
By Jacob McConnico
Police arrested a 17-year-old Carrboro
man Monday who is accused of assault
ing his 70-year-old grandmother and
stealing her car.
Michael Antonio Baldwin, of 105
Glosson Circle, was arrested by Durham
police officers Monday and transported
to the Carrboro Police Department.
The bust came after Carrboro police
Officers entered a description of Baldwin
To Hit Air
A 30-minute news program,
"Carolina Week" will air for
the first time Wednesday on
By C.B. Mabeus
The University will soon have anew
student-run venue available to receive
information on sports, news and weath
er affecting UNC and the community.
“Carolina Week,” a 30-minute news
program, will begin its weekly broadcast
Wednesday on Student Television in
either the 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. time slot.
“I’d think of it as your local news on
a weekly basis but with emphasis on the
University,” said director Mike
Winston, a senior in the broadcast
sequence of the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication.
“Carolina Week” is a live to-tape pro
duction, which means student reporters
must write, report, shoot and edit their
assignments. Each segment must then be
assigned a place in the show and pulled
together before it is ready for broadcast.
The preparation process takes four to
Health Care Experts Divided on UNC, Rex Deal
BV COURTNEY OBRINGER
As deliberators put the finishing
touches on a deal to combine UNC
Health Care and Rex Healthcare, med
ical professionals are split on the poten
tial impact of the acquisition.
Supporters say the move would ben
efit both hospitals, but critics argue the
plan’s focus is money, not medicine.
UNC Hospitals officials announced
Friday a Feb. 29 target date for com
pleting the deal that would make Rex
Healthcare part of UNC Hospitals.
Rex is currently the second-largest
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Students got an early start Monday night enjoying a massive snowstorm that hit the state.
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into the National Crime Information
The suspect cut the woman’s phone
line shortly after midnight Monday. The
suspect then entered the woman’s home,
obtained a butcher knife and robbed
her, reports state.
In an attempt to subdue the elderly
woman, the suspect sprayed her in the
face with a heavy-duty oven cleaner.
After the assault, the suspect stole his the
woman’s 1986 blue Ford Taurus, which
has since been recovered, reports state.
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The final preparations are made for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's weekly news show,
"Carolina Week," airing Wednesday. Mike Winston (left), a senior journalism major, is serving as director.
five hours of class time, said journalism
Professor Charles Tuggle, who advises
the production. Students also spend an
additional eight to 12 hours outside of
class gathering information and editing.
The first show will include segments
on the Chancellor Search Committee,
students coping with the flu, millennium
resolutions and gay activism on campus.
The “Carolina Week” show is the aim
of a special topics course in the School
ofjoumalism and Mass Communication
health care provider in Wake County.
“We have come to an understanding
on the business dealings of the acquisi
tion,” said John Stokes, director of mar
keting and public relations for UNC
He would not disclose any details,
financial or otherwise, about the plan.
Stokes said lawyers and officials had
been meticulously examining the details
of the contract, which caused the final
acquisition’s original December target
date to be delayed.
Deliberations began in April.
While Stokes said the conglomera
tion would benefit the local health care
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Baldwin is scheduled to appear in
Orange County District Court in
Carrboro police Sgt. Caldwell, of the
Carrboro Police Department, said he
heard Baldwin’s grandmother was recu
perating. Baldwin was charged with one
felony count of larceny of a vehicle, one
felony count of robbery with a danger
ous weapon and one misdemeanor
count of injuring telephone wires.
According to the crime center bul
letin released by Carrboro police,
under the guidance of Tuggle and
Professor Richard Simpson.
Though the class was limited to 20
students, “Carolina Week” has also
received support from volunteers look
ing for broadcasting experience.
“We won’t turn anyone away,” said
Tuggle, who came to UNC in 1999 from
Florida International University, in part
to help develop the course.
Though students approached the pro
ject with varying degrees of experience,
industry, critics questioned the real
intent of the acquisition.
Seth Reice, associate professor of
biology, said he was not sure that the
acquisition would increase the quality of
health care in the area.
He said Rex Healthcare would gain
a higher quality of patients from the
deal, but that corporate competition
with Duke University motivated the
decision to buy Rex.
“Both (Duke University Health
System and UNC Health Care) are buy
ing up smaller hospitals,” Reice said. “It
is about money - not health care.”
Pressures between Duke and UNC
Well, Here We Go Again:
Snowstorm Pounds State
Snow began to fall shortly before
8 p.m. Monday night for the fourth
time in less than a week.
Mother Nature began to deliver her fourth win
try punch to North Carolina Monday night, drop
ping more than a foot of snow on the mountains
and blanketing the Triangle in at least 4 inches of
the now-familiar powder.
T he skies opened shortly before 8 p.m. Monday
and left a campus wondering whether the campus
would again stay open this morning. As of press
time, UNC officials had not made an official deci
sion on the cancellation of classes.
Wrecks across Chapel Hill and Carrboro
prompted many commuter students to stay on
campus, while motorists on Interstate 40 avoided a
10-car pileup that stalled traffic for several miles.
Focal school officials were quick to cancel class
Baldwin was considered to be armed
and dangerous. Police had advised resi
dents to use caution. Caldwell said he
was not sure why the young man had
traveled to Durham. He also said
Baldwin will be tried as an adult.
Baldwin was held in Orange County
Jail in lieu of a $3,000 secured bond.
Ginny Sciabbarrasi contributed to this
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they still encountered bumps in the road
from problems with the broadcast
equipment. Students also had to learn to
adapt to their machines, Simpson said.
“We’ll have a lot of fine-tuning to do as
we go along. We know it’ll take us a while
to get all the kinks ironed out,” he said.
Working out the specifics going into
the last stretch before air-time can be
stressful, said producer Jennifer Knesel.
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Hospitals to become the largest health
care provider have existed since 1996,
when Duke began luring doctors from
UNC Heath Care felt heat last year
when Duke Hospitals merged with
Raleigh Community Hospital, which
became the impetus for the Rex deal.
But Stokes said he believed the con
glomeration would benefit the local
health care community.
UNC-system officials involved in the
deal, including Jeffrey Houpt, dean of
UNC’s School of Medicine, and system
President Molly Broad could not be
reached for comment.
Surfaces at UNC-C
Student leaders say UNC-
Charlotte must change its
name to get fair treatment
from the UNC system.
By Alex Kaplun
UNC-Charlotte student government
officials are receiving little support for
an initiative to rename the university
that is aimed at gaining more respect for
UNC-C Student Body President
Mark Lombardi said he would prefer
UNC-C to be named Charlotte
University or the University of
Charlotte in order to separate itself from
its bigger sister schools in the UNC sys
Lombardi, who first proposed the
name change in December, said UNC-
C had progressed to the level where it
should no longer stand in the shadows
Hill and N.C. State
“Our school has
come to a point
where we should
no longer be an ‘at
denied that the
tiative resulted from UNC-system
President Molly Broad’s recent denial of
a UNC-C tuition request, while recom
mending tuition increases for UNC-CH
and N.C. State.
Broad could not be reached for com
ment Monday, butjoni Worthington,
UNC associate vice president for com
munications, said the BOG and Broad
never ignored UNC-C’s needs.
Worthington said Broad often spoke
with the chancellor at UNC-C about the
challenges facing the university.
“President Broad and the Board of
Governors have not shortchanged the
needs of UNC-C,” she said.
Lombardi said the proposal instead
Kevin Cain, vice president of plan
ning and marketing at Rex Healthcare,
said both patients and Rex would bene
fit from the acquisition.
Cain said new programs and services
could be funded from the extensive
financial resources of the UNC Health
But Reice said health care would be
further consolidated, reducing competi
tion and limiting the public’s options.
“I don’t expect to see health care to
get any better.”
The State & National Editor can be
es Tuesday, after they let some classes go Monday
afternoon under a winter weather advisory that was
upgraded to a warning later in the night.
For the third time in a week, UNC’s campus
was blanketed with snow as students once again
left their residence halls to take part in snowball
fights and sledding.
Once a ruling on whether to hold classes is
made sometime early this morning, students
should check the UNC Web site at www.unc.edu or
call 962-8621 to find out the status.
By 11 p.m. Monday, Carolina Power & Light
Cos. had reported more than 8,000 power outages
across the slate.
Sharon Thomas, telecommunicator for the N.C.
Highway Patrol, said Monday night that icy con
ditions had already caused slippery roads.
“There have been numerous accidents, and the
roads have become snow- and ice-covered,”
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stemmed from a historical lack of
respect for needs at UNC-C on the part
of the state.
“We’re Chapel Hill’s little brother,”
Lombardi said. “That’s the way we’re
UNC-C Senior Associate Provost
Roger Brown said university adminis
trators had not considered a name
“We think it is highly unlikely (the
name change) will occur in the next 10
years,” Brown said.
He said UNC-C Chancellor James
Woodward supported the current name.
“(The administration) believes very
strongly that an association with the uni
versity system is beneficial to the
school,” Brown said.
But Lombardi said he wanted UNC-
C to have a strong identity of its own.
He said many people who saw UNC-
C lettering on clothing and other school
goods assumed it stood for a communi
Lombardi also said he did not expect
“(The administration) believes
very strongly that an association
with the university system
is beneficial to the school. ”
UNC-Charlotte Associate Provost
UNC-system vice president of program
assessment and public service, said it
would be difficult for UNC-C to change
its name because former students would
likely oppose the change.
“Name changes are not taken lightly
and alumni usually oppose them,”
Bames also said changing the
schooVs name would not affect the
school’s standing. He said the effects of
such a change would be negligible.
“I don’t think a name change will
change (UNC-C’s) mission.”
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the name change
to occur any time
soon and predicted
it would take at
least five to 10
Before a name
change is ever
enacted, it must be
approved by the