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Duke: Still the liest
Blue Devils Weather Late Tar Heel Storm
North Carolina trailed by 17
points with 14:30 to play
before coming back to force
the game into overtime.
By Brian Murphy
North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge
couldn’t explain it. No one in the Tar
Heel locker room could.
UNC was at a loss to explain its mys
terious disappearances in the first half of
games, an occurrence that put the Tar
Heels into a
against No. 3
“I’m not sure I can put my linger on
it,’’ UNC forward Jason Capel said.
“Maybe we were just too excited.”
Whatever the reason, the Tar Heels
seem to find a way to snap out of it in
the second half. Like it did against
Maryland a week ago, UNC turned the
tide after halftime.
“All of a sudden we say OK and get
determined,” Brendan Haywood said.
UNC forward Kris Lang guards Duke freshman Carlos Boozer during
Thursday night's game. Lang and Boozer both finished with 15 points.
Some students say that last
month's efforts to boost
police action have not yet
put their minds at ease.
By Matthew Smith
Despite the second serious pedestri
an accident in three months,
Department of Public Safety Director
Derek Poarch said police would not fur
ther step up efforts they began in early
UNC employee Sarah McCarty was
struck by a while van on Manning
Drive on Wednesday while crossing a
marked crosswalk near the Craige
Police said Thursday that they were
continuing to search for the suspect in
Police boosted campus safety efforts
after a UNC dental fellow was killed in
a November pedestrian accident.
On Jan. 10, Poarch deployed two
officers dedicated to pedestrian safety.
Within the first two days on duty,
Poarch said 40 citations were issued by
the police officers who were specifically
assigned to heavily trafficked crosswalks
But since last count, only 60 addi
tional citations had been issued, a small
er return that Poarch attributes to dri
vers getting the message.
Interim Chancellor Bill McCoy also
appointed a 16-member committee on
See PEDESTRIAN, Page 7
The Tar Heels’ determination was
enough against the Terps, but against the
Blue Devils, UNC needed just a bit
more - or, more precisely - four points
more. In another classic in the nation’s
fiercest rivalry, the Blue Devils edged
UNC 90-86 in overtime.
After falling behind by as many as 19
in the second half, the Tar Heels finally
got determined. Joseph Forte scored on
a layup to trim the lead to 17 at the 14:30
mark. The comeback was on.
UNC (13-9,4-4 in the ACC) whittled
away at Duke (17-2, 8-0) behind huge
second halves by Forte (16 points) and
Ed Cota (18). Cota attempted a career
high 23 shots, including nine 3-pointers.
Brendan Haywood, stymied by foul
trouble much of the game, grabbed nine
of his team-high 10 rebounds in the sec
Despite the effort, the Tar Heels
could not grab the lead - or even tie the
game - until Forte’s clutch 3-pointer
with less than six seconds left knotted
the game at 73, forcing overtime.
“1 just knew we needed a 3,” said the
freshman, who has quickly become the
far Heels go-to guy. “I was in a position
to hit the shot, and I got good elevation.”
See MEN'S BASE KTBALL, Page 7
CAA to File Against Former Officer
By Elizabeth Breyer
Carolina Athletic Association officials
indicated plans Thursday to file a report
with the State Bureau of Investigations
regarding a former officer of the CAA
and Black Student Movement.
Brian Elliott, former BSM treasurer
and CAA chief of staff until Dec. 9, is
being investigated for alleged misuse of
state property, including personal use of
“Basically, what we filed is called a
misuse of state property form,” said
CAA President Tee Pruitt. “It can be
filed to report specific things protected
under that classification."
In a letter submitted to Student
Police Promise Stricter Fire Citations
By Kate Macek
Officials are defending their decision
to stiffen penalties for students who do
not leave their rooms during fire alarms,
citing students’ disregard for earlier
“(University officials) have attempted
to educate and ask for compliance
repeatedly,” said Department of Public
Safety Director Derek Poarch.
“It doesn’t seem to be working. This is
the next logical step for them to get stu
dents to comply with the state law that
requires them to evacuate.”
Students caught inside during alarms
will receive citations from police and
can incur fines of $lO to SSO. They will
also have to pay SB6 in court fees. If con
victed, the misdemeanor would become
part of their permanent records.
I feel like a million tonight —but one at a time.
Friday, February 4, 2000
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Duke senior Chris Carawell goes up for a layup against North Carolina center Brendan Haywood during the Tar
Heels' 90-86 overtime loss to the Blue Devils. Carawell finished with 23 points, six rebounds and five assists.
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on Dec. 10, CAA
Frye raised con
cerns that Elliott
might have inten
phone calls using
code to disguise
After Frye sub
mitted his com
plaint to the
Honor Court, it
Former UNC student
for personal use
of CAA funds.
was also discovered that Elliott served in
his positions with the CAA and BSM
South Campus residence halls had the
most fire alarms during the last year.
Craige: 20 false alarms
Ehringhaus: 25 false alarms JMMjm
Hinton James: 27 false
alarms and 1 small fire
Morrison: 23 false alarms and
4 actual fires
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As in the past, resident assistants will
be responsible for documenting slu
dents they find remaining in the halls.
But police and fire officials will be the
main force in finding students who are
not complying with the state law, said
Lynn Ellison, Morrison’s area director.
Students who fail to evacuate will
without being enrolled in the University.
Pruitt said records showed that Elliott
used CAA funds for a number of per
sonal uses, including long-distance
phone calls, rental of various items and
personal purchases. Elliott could not be
reached for comment Thursday.
The report was prepared by CAA
and Director of Athletics Dick Baddour,
who was requested to help CAA by a
University attorney. The report awaits
final changes by Baddour before being
officially filed with the SBI. “It has not
been filed, but is in the process of being
filed,” Baddour said.
Baddour said he would send the draft
on to the University attorney’s office
and to the internal auditor, from where
it would be sent on to the SBI. “1 hope
also be reported to the Honor Court for
violating the Honor Code.
Student Attorney General Drew'
Haywood said there were several possi
ble punishments. “In addition to cen
sure or probation, there could also be
some sort of community service that’s
case-specific,” he said.
Community service could include
attending a fire awareness program or
educating others about fire safety.
Continued noncompliance and the
five fires in Morrison Residence Hall
this school year prompted the action.
Fire Safety Officer Billy Mitchell said
the Seton Hall University tragedy that
claimed three students’ lives and minor
incidents at other colleges helped
emphasize the need to address the issue.
“With the fires in Morrison, we’re
lucky we haven’t had an)' fatalities,”
Mitchell said. “If one person gets hurt.
that we will be ready to have it sent out
within the next two days,” he said.
The SBI decides whether the report
warrants an investigation, said Cari
Hepp of the N.C. Department of Justice
attorney general’s office.
If they choose to investigate and
reveal a violation of criminal law, the
results of their investigation would even
tually be turned over to the N.C. attor
ney general’s office.
Pruitt said there was little further
action that could be taken at the
University level. “1 talked to the
University auditor about it,” Pruitt said.
“Now it is wtithin the hands of the SBI.”
The University Editor can be reached
that’s one person too many. We have to
have 100 percent evacuation so we don’t
have any fatalities.”
Mitchell said the number of false
alarms for the year was about the same
as in previous years. The large South
Campus residence halls hold the record
for the most false alarms from January
1999 to January 2000. “Those high-rise
(residence halls) have more alarms, and
(the students are) more complacent
about getting out,” Mitchell said.
Poarch said he wanted students to
realize the importance of clearing the
building for ever)' fire alarm. “My hope
would be that students would under
stand that the University and public safe
tv are serious about this and evacuate, or
be willing to face the consequences.”
The University Editor can be reached
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Hugh Pressley
Heading into overtime, a befuddled
Jason Williams - Duke’s freshman
point guard- needed someone to
explain how the Blue Devils had given
up a 19-point second-half lead to the
seemingly comatose North Carolina
But instead of looking to coach Mike
Krzyzewski for guidance, he simply
gazed in the eyes of senior leader Chris
And once again, the student became
Carrawell, Krzyzewski’s star pupil,
taught Williams and the rest of the
Blue Devils’ plethora of wide-eyed
freshmen a lesson in Hoops Mayhem
101, teaming up with fellow classmate
Shane Battier to take the Tar Heels to
Carrawell and Battier combined for
48 points and 16 rebounds and hit 13 of
their 15 collective free throws to thwart
North Carolina’s monumental come
back in another wild one at the Smith
“I looked at Jason, and I just told
him, ‘We’re still going to win this game.
Give me the ball, and give Shane the
ball,’” said Carrawell, who had 23
points (17 in regulation). “(Williams)
came out aggressive in overtime, and
that was huge for us.”
What was even bigger, however, was
the veteran savvy of Duke’s two leaders,
who helped steady a rattled Williams
and a shaken freshman Carlos Boozer
into the overtime period.
With Carrawell virtually silent in the
first half, Battier shouldered Duke’s
scoring load. The 6-foot-8,
Birmingham, Mich., native hit five of
his six first-half shots, including a
3-pointer with five minutes to go to cap
a 13-2 Duke run and give the Devils a
Duke headed into the locker room at
the half with a 17-point lead, and Battier
led all scorers with 15.
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