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Matthews Pegs Choices for Cabinet
Bv Beth O'Brien
As the school year dwindles to a lit
tle more than a month, the search for
next year’s student body officers is near
ing its end.
Student Congress will meet today to
finalize the Cabinet choices of Student
Body President-elect Brad Matthews.
A Student Selection Committee, com
posed of various student government
representatives, sifted through applica
tions and submitted a list of suggested
nominees to Matthews. He picked can
didates from those recommendations.
Matthews’ final choices were junior
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David Jernigan, president of the Order of the Golden Fleece, addresses
its newest inductees Monday. The group is an honorary society that
recognizes those who have made an exceptional contribution to UNC.
CAA Chooses Lists
For NCAA Tickets
Bv Bret Strelow
Assistant Sports Editor
About half the students who trekked
down to the Smith Center in the pour
ing rain Monday will be rewarded with
Final Four tickets.
But only half the battle has been con
quered for those preparing to make the
655-mile trip to Indianapolis.
Students were able to begin putting
their names and personal identification
numbers on lists at the Smith Center on
Monday starting at 8 am., about 15 hours
after North Carolina defeated Tulsa to
advance to Saturday’s showdown with
About 800 students signed a total of
about 40 lists, which, if chosen, would
allow the students to purchase vouchers
that can be redeemed in Indianapolis
for tickets to the national semifinal and
final games at the RCA Dome.
Local students fill out a quiz for the first round of auditions for the game show "Greed" on Monday. Contest
coordinators are interviewing students across the country for a special college tournament of "Greed."
I do not care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.
Lerissa Rentas for
Woods for secre
tary and junior
Patrick Frye for
Rentas, the cur
rent student body
secretary, said she
was excited to be
really happy to be
associated with his
be approved by
Eighteen lists were chosen late
Monday afternoon, and the 360 stu
dents on the chosen lists will have the
opportunity today to purchase the
vouchers, which cost $l2O or SIOO each.
If students buy vouchers today but
find out they can’t go, they have the
opportunity to get refunds Wednesday.
Carolina Athletic Association President
Tee Pruitt said the ticket plan was enacted
so quickly and without publicity because
it had to be done by Wednesday to
accommodate the ticket office.
“ITiere wasn’t a whole lot for us to talk
about,” Pruitt said. “We knew the proce
dure would be the same thing that’s done
for the conference tournament.”
The number of students who went to
to the Smith Center to sign up surprised
Pruitt, who said the Department of
Athletics expected only about 150.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2000
Volume 108, Issue 20
Rentas was well-qualified for the position.
“I think she’ll do a phenomenal job.”
Rentas said her goals for the coming
year would continue efforts to improve
student interests. Some of those plans
include a focus on pedestrian safety and
working with the directors of Learning
Disabilities Services to raise campus
awareness about students coping with
Woods, a freshman from Chicago,
said he was honored to have received
Matthews’ support for the position of
student body secretary.
“The position requires good commu
nication and public relations skills,”
Matthews said. “Woods is articulate and
2 Compete for Faculty Helm
By John Maberry
The race for faculty chairman is now
culminating in a close contest between
two candidates with markedly similar
Ballots for the runoff election
between Robert Adler and Sue Estroff
will be distributed to the faculty next
week and are due by April 17. The
Faculty Council will announce the new
chairman at its April 28 meeting.
Adler, who joined the UNC faculty in
1987, is a professor in the Kenan-Flagler
Estroff is a professor of social medi
cine at the School of Medicine and an
associate professor of anthropology in
the General College. She arrived at
UNC in 1982. Both candidates agree the
most pressing issue the new chairman
will face is the selection of anew chan
cellor and provost.
Although political discussion has
been minimal in the election, the candi
dates have taken stances on some of this
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has what we’re looking for.”
Matthews praised Woods’ ability and
the new perspective he would bring to
the position as a student government
“outsider.” Woods has no current
involvement in student government but
said he was eager to learn from those
who had been there before him.
“This is an incredible sponging peri
od right now. I’m absorbing everything
around me,” Woods said.
Matthews said there was one simple
reason why he picked Frye to fill the
position of student body treasurer.
“Nobody knows the money better,”
Matthews said with a laugh, citing Frye’s
experience in the Student Congress
year’s most hotly debated campus
issues. To advocate for better faculty
pay, Adler supported the proposed S6OO
tuition increase now in the hands of the
N.C. General Assembly.
After UNC signed several controver
sial commercial contracts during the last
year, Estroff said the faculty should have
had more say in the University’s busi
Throughout the annual election, the
candidates have expressed a mutual lik
ing for one another. “I have enormous
respect for Bob. I think we see things in
a reasonably similar light,” Estroff said.
The respect between the candidates is
reflected in the attitude of the current
Faculty Chairman Pete Andrews.
“I’m delighted that they are both run
ning,” he said. “They both have suffi
cient and recent experience.”
Platforms will not be the deciding fac
tors in the election, as both candidates
agree on many issues. “What distin
guishes us will be style. I tend to be
somewhat of a ready-aim-fire type,”
UNC ; Duke Students
Duel for 'Greed' Spots
By Robert Albright
UNC and Duke University students
used their stores of useless knowledge to
try out for the hit game show “Greed”
on Monday afternoon.
Although it meant walking through
driving rain and skipping classes for
some, about 100 money-hungry stu
dents came to the 3 p.m. auditions for
an appearance on an April 15 taping of
the Los Angeles-based game show.
UNC sophomore Will Sparrow, who
joined fewer than 20 students from both
schools as a finalist, said he would anx
iously await a call April 10 telling him
whether “Greed” producers would fly
Finance Committee and other organiza
tions. “I think he was bom a treasurer.”
Frye was just as enthusiastic to accept
the position. “I feel pretty good. I’m
very happy to have gotten this far.”
Knowing the issues at hand, Frye
already had ideas on how to use his
position in the coming year. “Student
fees are under the authority of (treasur
er). We need to be equally conscious of
student fees as with tuition,” Frye said.
Matthews said he was thrilled with
each of his decisions. “I couldn’t be hap
pier to have them be my nominations."
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Adler said his interest in the position
stemmed from a sense of duty. “I think
we all have a responsibility as faculty to
get involved at some point. We all owe
something to the University.”
The position’s duties entail presenting
an annual report on the state of the fac
ulty to the Faculty Council.
The chairman also represents the
chancellor in academic matters, serves as
a member of the Budget Committee and
works with student body officers.
Andrews stressed that versatility
would be an important trait in the new
chairman. “We need someone who can
lead for three years on many issues, not
some specific platform,” he said. “We
need a person who represents the facul
ty but also the best interests of the
In assessing the election, Andrews,
who has served three years, lauded the
faculty’s dedication. “This University has
a faculty that cares very deeply about it.”
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him to Los Angeles for the show.
“There’s really no way to prepare,”
he said, “I’m just surprised I made it this
far because two of my friends got
bounced (in the earlier round).”
The show, which is similar to ABC’s
“Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” has an
ultimate prize of $2 million, which no
one has won yet. Game show veteran
Chuck Woolery hosts the show, which
appears on Fox. Auditions for the high
stakes game show were held at Top of
the Hill, located at 100 E. Franklin Sl
Between 30 and 35 students made
the initial cut after passing a 24-question
test that asked trivia questions ranging
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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NCAA college basketball
celebrations resulted in
arrests and injuries at some
universities this weekend.
By Rachel Leonard
This year’s March Madness is not
only drawing students across the coun
try to basketball games, but also sending
them to jails and hospitals.
Students were arrested at lowa State
and Purdue University for their raucous
celebrations after recent NCAA
Tournament basketball games. A stu
dent at lowa State also received minor
into a lake on
ing lowa State’s
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Thursday win over UCLA.
At UNC, students celebrated the
Sunday victory over Tulsa by storming
Franklin Street, crowd-surfing, chanting
and climbing trees. Later in the evening,
students packed into the Smith Center
to welcome the team home.
But students at other NCAA schools
also celebrated their wins and mourned
their losses over the weekend.
lowa State Public Affairs Director
Lorafjager said about 1,000 students
ran through campus after the game.
“There was some limited damage,”
Jager said. “The greatest damage was
that one car was pushed over on its
Four people were arrested - two for
public intoxication, one for theft and
one for drunk driving.
But Jager did not think that the stu
dents’ intentions were malicious.
“We have not had this (before), but
we haven’t been to the final eight for a
while,” he said. “They were happy and
wanted to hoot and holler.”
The scene was more serious at
Purdue. Disturbances broke out after
Purdue’s win Thursday and again after
its loss Saturday.
Four students were arrested
Thursday for disorderly conduct, resist
ing arrest and for public intoxication.
But Purdue spokesman Greg Zawisza
said most of the 2,000 people who cel
ebrated Thursday caused no problems.
After Saturday’s loss, however, a
crowd of about 300 caused more dam
age, and more people were arrested.
Zawisza said Saturday’s police
reports were still incomplete, but any
where from 11 to 22 people were arrest
ed. Saturday’s charges were the same
except for one count of arson. “It’s a
very rare occurrence,” Zawisza said of
the outbursts. “One exception is a year
ago (when the Purdue women won the
tournament) - there were some arrests.”
He said students committed mostly
minor offenses, including blocking traf-
See CAMPUSES, Page 4
The Chapel Hill Town Council brought
the topic of the county landfill back to
its agenda Monday night, discussing
whether to eliminate portions of the
Greene Tract from consideration for
the new landfill. See Page 5.
On the Defensive
The North Carolina men’s basketball
team earned a berth in the Final Four
for the third time in four years because
of improved play on defense. UNC,
which struggled much of the season
defensively, mixed zone and man to
stop Tulsa on Sunday. See Page 7.