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S.J. Barrie-Chapman (left) eats dinner and shares laughs with friends in Lenoir Dining
Hall. She said her favorite part of UNC is the welcoming atmosphere.
N.C. State Assailant Still at Large
Police say they are still looking
for the man who shot a student
in the jaw outside the N.C. State
campus bookstore Thursday.
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - An N.C. State University stu
dent shot by an unknown assailant outside the
campus bookstore spent the weekend recover
ing with his family.
The student, sophomore Robert Baumgart of
Weddington, was sitting in a parked vehicle on
Dunn Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday, when
he was shot once in the cheek.
Baumgart said the bullet ricocheted off his
jaw bone and traveled downward.
He said the bullet is lodged in his neck and
will have to be removed later to prevent inter
nal injuries. “In the doctor’s words, this is a mir
acle,” Baumgart said. “They don’t understand
why I’m still alive.”
He said the doctors put him through sever
al tests, but took no further action.
“They gave me a physical, that’s it,” said
Baumgart, who was released from Wake
Medical Center on Friday morning.
He said Sunday that he did not know if he
would attend classes today.
The assailant is still at large, but police
released a sketch Saturday based on an ATM
surveillance photo and eyewitness accounts.
This is the story of 4 freshmen picked
to have their UNC lives recorded...
By Jermaine Caldwell
UNC’s class of 2004 has landed.
And each one of the 3,400 new faces has a story to
tell and a fresh perspective.
We chose four.
Over the next nine months, The Daily Tar Heel will
chart the lives of these first-year students as they move
in, rush, join student organizations, study, take exams
and return home.
The first year of school is a turning point for most
students. This series will examine how life at UNC -
intellectually and socially - turns a wide-eyed high
school graduate into a seasoned college student.
Here’s a look at these four freshmen as they begin
their fresh start.
“Don’t believe me when I say I like something,”
freshman SJ. Barrie-Chapman says.
Lt. Jon Barnwell said N.C. State campus
police have stepped up patrols and alerted cam
pus residents of the assault.
Police are still searching for a black male, 6
feet tall, in his early 20s. The suspect weighs
about 155 pounds and was wearing a dark shirt,
police reports state. He was also wearing a
khaki turban and driving a small to medium-
sized white car, reports stat<
Police did not say
whether they have any
leads, but say they have
several witnesses to the
N.C. State sophomore
Jeffrey Smith, Baumgart’s
roommate, said he and
Baumgart were sitting in
the front seat of Smith’s
car when the assailant
approached a nearby
vehicle. “He opened a
door, picked up some
thing, and turned around
towards us,” he said. “He
was asking about some
club or student activity.”
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Smith said he turned around to ask the pas
sengers in the car, including Baumgart, if they
knew anything about the club or activity.
He said when he turned back around to
address the assailant, the assailant was holding
a gun. “I think he was scared by me turning,”
he said. “There was a blinding flash of light and
the shot deafened me. My ears are still ringing.”
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But someone who considers herself to be an acade
mic overachiever knows what she wants, right?
She has a lot of decisions to make after only being at
UNC for a little more than a week. And they all hinge
on what she likes.
The first thing that the freshman from Wilmette, 111.,
wants to set in stone is her major. Before she arrived at
UNC, it was journalism and mass communication,
which morphed into biomedical engineering.
But psychology is also a viable option.
Oh, and there’s history, which intrigues her “beyond
“I’m so scared of choosing a major,” she said.
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Freshman twins Katie and Kent Welch look
for their friends after Sunday church service.
Baumgart said there has been an outpouring
of support from the N.C. State community and
his family. “I’ve gotten cards and calls from
friends and family,” he said.
The shooting caught some N.C. State stu
dents, especially those new to campus, by sur
N.C. State freshman Joe Gosiewski of East
Hanover, N.J., said the incident left him shak-
Police released this sketch of the
alleged gunman Sunday.
dents are still feeling scared.
N.C. State freshman Jamie Newsome of
Rocky Mount said she has been more cautious
since the shooting. “I haven’t been going out
here late at night.”
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en. “I was shocked,”
Gosiewski said. “It was so
unnerving. I live on North
Campus and have to walk
along (Dunn Avenue)
every day to get to class.”
Gosiewski said N.C.
State officials sent warn
ings to students across
campus, telling them not
to be out alone at night
and to exercise caution.
He also said campus
police have been more
visible in the area in the
Despite the extra secu
rity measures, some stu-
Police Quash Block Party
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - A line of blue-uniformed police
officers stood on Raleigh’s Brent Road keeping a
watchful eye on partygoers as they walked down
the sidewalk or sat in their yards drinking beer.
The Saturday night scene was in stark contrast to
the parties of years past, where thousands lived it
up in the open-air bash near N.C. State University.
The crowd was smaller. The police were stricter.
Five hundred police officers were stationed at Brent Road on Saturday night at the
annual block party held on the first weekend after classes begin at N.C. State University.
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Officials say the new site
allows more flexibility for
students who want to check
their e-mail on the Internet.
By Elizabeth Breyer
Assistant University Editor
Students at UNC now have another
choice when they feel the need to check
their University e-mail from any location.
UNC Webmail, provided by
Academic Technology & Networks,
allows students with a UNC user ID to
log in to their e-mail account from any
Web browser that connects to the
“If you’re familiar with Hotmail, this
is very much the same thing - you can
use any Web browser to connect to your
e-mail address and read your e-mail,”
said Judd Knott, director of academic
systems for ATN.
Knott said this new Web mail service
is superior to any of the other available
He said students can still access their
mail through the Internet by dialing
into Pine through a Telnet system, but
that the new system has many features ,
that Pine does not “With this new ser
vice, you can go anywhere in the world,
check your mail through UNC, and
access the same address book, folders
and preferences that you have here."
Knott also said he recommends using
the new service instead of one available
at uncwebmail.com. That service, started
by James Godwin, a sophomore com
puter science major from Wilmington, is
not officially affiliated with UNC.
But Godwin said his site is easier to
use than the ATN version.
“When I came here as a freshman, I
couldn’t believe a school this size didn’t
offer a service like this, so I decided to
come up with this as an alternative," he
said. “I think it’s been very successful -
more than 2,000 people a day checked
their mail there over the summer.”
Godwin cited problems with the new
site such as images that take a long time
to load and strict browser requirements
as reasons why his site is easier to use.
See WEBMAIL, Page 9
In short, it just wasn’t Brent Road.
According to the Associated Press, 374 people
were cited and 51 arrested on a variety of charges,
including open alcohol containers on city proper
ty and breaking Raleigh’s noise ordinances.
Police asked partyers playing loud music or even
talking loudly to tone it down, making even the
chirps of crickets audible on a street where a year
ago you couldn’t hear a nearby person.
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Monday, August 28, 2000