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ALE to Make New Home Uptown
A Franklin Street bar owner
says increased ALE presence
downtown will not change
the way his business runs.
Bv Sarah Brier
Underage drinkers could have anew
reason to put away that fake ID: the
Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency is
The basement of the Franklin Street
post office once held the offices of the
district attorney. But beginning Monday,
one agent with the ALE will be stationed
there, and anew agent will be joining
the division March 8.
The ALE’s new location provides the
agent with convenient access to the
Franklin Street bar scene and possible
improved relations with the Chapel Hill
District Attorney Carl Fox said he
A pornographic Web site
created by a University law
student has raised several
By Aisha K. Thomas and
University and licensing officials are
entangled in a dispute that will decide
the fate of a UNC School of Law stu
dent’s pornographic web site.
The site’s Web Master, Theodore
Maloney, is using “UNC” in the
domain name of www.uncgirls.com.
The Web site has a Carolina-blue back
ground, a picture of the Student Stores
building and Franklin Street signs.
The site features college-age young
women and men engaged in various sex-
UNC sports enthusiast Chris
Patrick purchased the domain
names of three Tar Heels so
online entrepreneurs can't.
Bv Evan Markfield
There are thousands of hopeful entre
preneurs sitting in their bedrooms, offices
or living rooms around the globe making
attempts to score big bucks online.
But one Virginia man is trying to
make sure that none of those eager Web
businessmen make their fortune at the
expense of three North Carolina men’s
Chris Patrick, a 32-year-old Web
developer from Newport News, Va.,
purchased the Web sites with the names
of Tar Heels Ed Cota, Ronald Curry
andjason Capel about two years ago to
protect them from cybersquatters.
College athletes who are likely to
play professionally in the future are
popular targets for those who buy
famous people’s names on the Internet
with the intention of selling them back
at sometimes-extortionate prices.
So Patrick, a self-described “huge
UNC fan,” figured he could do his part
to fight the trend by beating the cyber
squatters to the domain names edco-
See CYBERSQUATTERS, Page 2
was approached by Capt. Tony Oakley
of the police department about using the
space for the ALE offices.
“I have no objection for them using
the area;” Fox said. “The basement of
the post office is right near the down
town business district where they will
spend a lot of time working.”
The ALE offices were located in the
Westgate Center across from South
Square Mall in Durham. State ALE
headquarters are in Raleigh.
ALE assistant supervisor Wanda
Tyndall said an agent for the Chapel Hill
district had always been in Durham.
“We hope to build close relations with
Chapel Hill,” she said. “The agents will
be assigned an outlet in the area in
which to work with the police depart
ment and the community.”
Tyndall said the ALE agents per
formed work similar to police officers.
They patrol bars and regulate the estab
lishments, ensuring they are abiding by
the Alcoholic Beverage Control laws.
“They look for underage drinking,
Bare Naked Ladies...
After a UNC law student created a pornographic Web site using licensed UNC logos, officials
have requested that the term “UNC" be deleted from the domain name.
IK T....W ir**-*-
The University and the Collegiate
Licensing Cos. sent a letter to the site’s
Web master, Theodore Maloney, in
earlyjanuary requesting that pictures of
the Old Well and a licensed UNC T
shirt be taken off the site.
Steve Brummett, director of trade
mark licensing, said the Old Well pic
ture and a picture of a UNC-licensed
product had been removed promptly.
But the letter also explained that the
University owned the UNC abbrevia
tion and requested the removal of
“UNC” from the domain name, said
Michael Drucker, CLC representative.
“(Maloney) has not agreed to stop
using that domain name,” he said.
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Volume 107, Issue 161
fake IDs and for bartenders serving
those who are already intoxicated,” she
Tyndall emphasized the element of
the agents’ jobs of serving the entire
closely with the
community such as
teaching ABC laws
and helping the
any problems they
have,” she said.
owner of Woody’s
Tar Heel Tavern
and Grill at 175 E.
“Everyone gets carded here,
either at the door or by
the server if they look under 30.
We confiscate fake IDs ...”
Owner of Woody's Tar Heel Tavern and Grill
Franklin St., said being next door to the
agency field office was not a concern.
“Everyone gets carded here, either at
the door or by the server if they look
under 30,” Hatch said. “We confiscate
fake IDs, so we really don’t get many.”
Hatch was not aware of the opening
of the offices but said the agency might
The University hired the CLC to
research the licensing market and handle
trademark violations, Brummett said.
Drucker said the main concern was
the use of the UNC abbreviation.
“It gives the impression that (the
University) is affiliated with the site.”
But below the site’s large “UNC
Girls” title, complete with pictures of
nude women, is a claim that the site is
not affiliated with the University.
“UNC girls could mean a lot of differ
ent things to a lot of people,” Brummett
“We want anything that may be seen
as University-specific removed.”
See UNC GIRLS, Rage 2
cut down on attempts of illegal drinking.
A 20-year-old female UNC student
from Durham said she often used her
fake ID to go to the Franklin Street bars.
She said the opening of an ALE division
would inhibit many students’ weekend
will make me
think twice about
using my ID,” she
said. “I am familiar
with a lot of the
managers, but they
are going to be a
lot stricter if they
know that that
presence is right there. It will scare a lot
of people out of using an ID, at least at
first,” the UNC student said. “It’s only
a month until I’m 21, so it’s not worth it
to me to get caught.”
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Equality Fight Continues
For Blacks in Management
Bv Rachel Carter
Assistant Features Editor
On Oct. 15, Jackie Robinson
threw out the ceremonial first
pitch of the 1972 World Series
between the Cincinnati Reds and
the Oakland Athletics at
Robinson, who in 1947 became
sport change ’ : P
with the times, h •
But in 1972, he
saw room for
“One day I’d
like to look over
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A five-part series examining
turning points in black history
and their effects on society today.
at third base and see a black man
managing the ball club,” Robinson
told reporters that day.
And nine days after his remark,
baseball’s barrier-breaker died.
Fifty-three years after Robinson
stepped onto Ebbets Field to play
for the Brooklyn Dodgers, black
athletes have overcome many of
the problems he faced during his
But they have also found get-
Matthews Wants Heinke
To Keep Voice in Search
By John Maberry
As the chancellor search committee
attempts to find a long-term leader for
the University, Student Body President-
Elect Brad Matthews plans to prevent
any transition within the committee by
suggesting that Nic Heinke stay on as
the student representative.
The office of president entitles
Heinke to a spot on the search commit
tee as well as a vote on the Board of
Trustees -a position he can hold until
the end of May.
Matthews is scheduled to be inaugu
rated April 4, which will make him a
member of the board as well.
But he said it was in the students’ best
interest for Heinke to remain as the con
sistent student voice.
“The fact that he has been there since
the beginning of the process makes him
irreplaceable,” Matthews said.
ting on the playing field far easier
than getting into management.
In an annual report published
by Northeastern University’s
Center for the Study of Sport in
Society, the National Football
League, National Basketball
Association, MLB and the NCAA
showed a poor track record for
minority hirings in coaching and
hired for base
joined the Milwaukee Brewers.
The two brought the number of
Ml. B’s minority managers to five,
which translates to 16 percent of
And while 16 percent is far bet
ter than the National Football
League’s two black coaches out of
31, baseball still has a long way to
go, some say.
See ROBINSON, Page 2
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“Nic is in the best position to know
the whole process. Replacing him now
only hurts the students,” he said.
Although Matthews will not be a vot
ing member of the search committee, he
said he still planned to actively partici
pate in the committee’s affairs.
“Members of the Board of Trustees
can sit in on the closed sessions, and in
the event that I am inaugurated before
the search is over, I will sit in,”
Matthews said. “But Nic will remain the
sole student representative.”
The 1995 search committee that
chose the late Chancellor Michael
Hooker comprised 23 voting members.
George Battle, the ’94-’95 student
body president, and ’95-’96 President-
Elect Calvin Cunningham served as vot
ing members on the committee.
But the current search committee will
only have one student voting member.
See CHANCELLOR, Page 2
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Studio 3’s new play “Red Noses"
tackles the subject of the Black Plague
in 14th century France with brilliant
costumes and an intricate stage design
that sets off the dialogue. See Page 5.
Making the Grade
The Board of Governors is considering
raising minimum admission standards
to UNC-system schools, but officials
at N.C. high schools say students
would have little difficulty meeting the
new requirements. See Page 6.
Chapel Hill, Speak Out!
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designed to facilitate dialogue between
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