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Jordan Rises to Adorn Eatery
Hundreds of people showed up
to see Michael Jordan as he
addressed the public at 23, his
West Franklin Street restaurant.
Bv Jason Owens
Assistant City Editor
People came in droves - pens, basketballs
and pictures in hand -with hopes of catching a
glimpse of UNC’s most famous graduate.
The anticipation that has surrounded 200 W.
Franklin St. since 23 opened its doors in
October finally came to an end when Michael
Jordan stepped out of the front entrance of his
restaurant Thursday to address the crowd. He
then climbed on a cherry picker to adorn the
eatery’s sign with his autograph.
The crowd erupted into a cheering frenzy,
creating a challenge for Jordan as he spoke over
“It’s always good for me to come back
home,” Jordan said to the crowd. “I’m loyal to
the state and the University. I will be back
home now and then.”
He then stepped down from his perch and
2 Years on Broadway
For Her Summer
In the Spotlight
Bv Kathleen Hunter
Assistant State & National Editor
Two years ago today, Molly Corbett Broad rose
stridently to the podium and oudined her vision
for the UNC system during her inauguration as its
This characteristic confidence led a senior
member of her staff to dub her the “Unsinkable
Today, many others who work with Broad have
also complimented both her determination and
performance during the infant stages of her tenure.
But the system’s first female president, who
come to the state as a California “outsider,” will
have to earn that tide this summer, when a num
ber of the initiatives she spearheaded are placed
on the N.C. General Assembly’s table for
With two years of North Carolina experience
under her belt, Broad will stand at center stage as
the system’s spokeswoman for several of the
University’s needs including capital improve
ments, financial aid and faculty pay increases.
At her inauguration. Broad cited ensuring high
er education access for all N.C. citizens as the pri
mary obligation of her post and a necessity if
See BROAD, Page 7
No Jail Time
If carried out, community service and a
hefty fine could erase criminal charges from
Terrence Newby's and Ed Cota's records.
By Kevin Krasnow
Still maintaining their innocence, UNC men’s basketball
players Ed Cota and Terrence Newby agreed Thursday to a
settlement requiring them to perform community service and
help cover plaintiffs’ medical expenses.
After numerous delays, Cota and Newby finally had their
day in Chapel Hill District Court to face charges stemming
from a Halloween brawl.
The state attorney and the defendants’ counsel agreed to
a settlement in which Cota, Newby, Trayon Bolden and
Edward Capel, the four defendants, must pay $3,450 to reim
burse the victims’ medical bills.
If Cota and Newby also perform 10 hours of community
service, pay a SIOO court fee and stay out of legal trouble for
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went back inside the restaurant to host a private
Chants of “Michael, Michael” rang through
the air as fans tried to entice Jordan into com
ing back out. The effort was to no avail though,
as he stayed in the restaurant to be with his
“He was just 5 feet away from us,” screamed
UNC sophomore Crystal Bullock. “To be 5 feet
away from him - this has been a dream of mine
since I was a child.”
Not everybody expressed the same excite
ment about Jordan’s brief appearance. Some
crowd members, many of whom had traveled
from all over the country, were upset that he
did not take time to sign autographs or talk to
the crowd more.
“I’m very disappointed,” said bystander
Larry Morris. “I came down here from New
York. I heard on the news that he would be
signing autographs. If he couldn’t get to my
autograph, at least he could get to some.”
Others crammed themselves around the
windows of the restaurant hoping to sustain
their excitement and see more of Jordan during
Durham resident Arlinda Shaw was among
those with their faces pressed to the outside
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UNC-system President Molly Broad, shown here at a meeting this week with student body presidents and administrators,
will be at the forefront of the system's fight for critical funding this summer.
Ed Cota appears in court Thursday morning
concerning a fight that occurred Halloween night.
the next 30 days, all charges will be dropped.
Judge Joe Buckner said the ruling handed to Cota and
Newby was considered a deferred prosecution agreement,
which specifies that if the defendants comply with the judge’s
orders, the state will not prosecute the matter further.
The other two defendants, Bolden and Capel, did not get
off as easily. Bolden pleaded guilty to assault with serious
intent to injure, while Capel pleaded guilty to simple assault.
See TRIAL, Page 7
Friday, April 28, 2000
Volume 108, Issue 42
“I’ve seen that sexy chocolate,” she said. “He
should have jumped up there and signed (the
Crowd members were lined up outside of
the restaurant for hours. Tom Drew of Phoenix
Communications, the firm organizing the
event, said the people started to gather at 9 a.m.
for Jordan’s 6 p.m. appearance.
Garner resident Justin Marcom was at the
front of the line.“l’ve been here since 11 this
morning hoping to get an autograph,” he said.
In addition to christening the restaurant,
Jordan held a reception for 23 contest winners
who were lucky enough to meet him face to face.
The restaurant 23, local radio stations and
local publications sponsored the contest, in
which fans were able to enter and win a chance
to meet Jordan.
Seven-year-old Alexander Irwin was among
the winners. He won the chance by writing
aboutJordan.“l said that I like him jamming the
basketball,” he said. “I like the Tar Heels. My
grandpa plays golf, and so does he.”
Eleven-year-old Lauren Kretz also met
Jordan inside the restaurant.
See JORDAN, Page 7
Heads to Congress
By Karey Wutkowski
Asa controversial appointment to the
Elections Board heads to the full
Student Congress, many members say
they will uphold a previous committee
decision that rejected the candidate.
“The chance is almost impossible,”
said David Cooper, Dist. 16.
Members of the Rules andjudiciary
Committee on Tuesday placed junior
Marissa Downs on an “unfavorable list”
of appointees, hindering her chances of
becoming next year’s Elections Board
But Cooper said Downs deserved a
chance to have Congress consider her
appointment further. He said he would
propose the vote to remove Downs from
the unfavorable list. “I have not seen her
resume," he said. “I don’t have an opin
ion for or against, but it’s a touchy sub
ject. I’m for further investigation.”
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Michael Jordan autographs the sign of 23, his Chapel Hill restaurant, Thursday afternoon.
Hundreds of people surrounded the restaurant to get a glimpse of the former UNC player.
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issue with Downs’
lary at the time
when he was run
ning for the office
and she was serv
ing as vice-chair
woman of the
Members also faulted Downs for the
series of problems that plagued the
board during the election season.
For Downs to be removed from the
unfavorable list, a Congress member
See CONGRESS, Page 7
University officials say the
$3 billion compromise offer
from two senators will help
the system's funding fight.
Staff and Wire Reports
RALEIGH - Republican legislators
studying the building needs of the UNC
system said Thursday they would rec
ommend a $2.4 billion bond referen
dum for UNC campuses and S6OO mil
lion for community colleges.
“We want to get this subject on the
table, up front,” said Rep. Lyons Gray,
Gray and Rep. Ed McMahan, R-
Mecklenburg, said their proposal to put
the proposed bonds to a public vote had
the support of all Republicans on a spe
cial legislative committee that has been
studying building needs at universities
and community colleges. But they have
not yet gotten approval from the House
University officials welcomed the
UNC-system President Molly Broad
said the legislators’ proposal was a pos
itive response to the system’s needs.
“I think it’s a very significant indica
tion that the committee is prepared to
See NEEDS, Page 7
The N.C. primaries, impotent on a
national scale, will be on May 2. Many
officials are pushing for a fairer
primary system in 2004. See Page 5.
Tar Heels Stomp Duke
First baseman Ryan Earey blasted two
home runs as North Carolina picked
up a 16-1 win in the first matchup of a
three-game set at Duke. See Page 6.
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