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University
Monday, Aug. 28
■ A parking permit was stolen from
a UNC student’s car parked at the north
side of Kenan Stadium.
The student reported to police that
the permit was stolen sometime
between Aug. 21 and Aug. 29. Police
reported no signs of forced entry.
Sunday, Aug. 27
■ Police were summoned to the
scene after a call was made to
Emergency Medical Services about a
female UNC student who was drunk
and passed out in a bathroom in
Whitehead Residence Hall.
1 The student was taken to Student
Health Service, reports state.
Saturday, Aug. 26
■ A witness reported hearing a
female screaming for help in the Hinton
James parking lot Saturday night.
Police found the female UNC stu
dent upset and crying. The police also
reported talking to a male UNC student
who was upset and angry.
No charges were filed.
Friday, Aug. 25
■ A UNC housekeeping employee
was arrested for possession of drug
paraphernalia after he used a state vehi
cle to leave campus while still on duty,
police reports stated.
According to the report, the employ
ee was arrested upon his return to cam
pus after officials found a crack pipe in
the vehicle.
■ After locking her door the previ
ous afternoon, a UNC staff member
reported to police Friday that someone
had gone though her desk drawer and
had left it open.
She also noticed that an associate’s
desk drawer had been left ajar, reports
stated. Nothing was taken from either
desk.
'• ■ A UNC student reported to police
Chat someone stole his wallet after he
left it on the stairs of either Murphey or
Bingham halls.
The wallet contained $5 cash, an
N.C. Operator’s License, a Wachovia
ATM card, a Texaco gas card and a
UNC ONE Card.
City
Sunday, Aug. 27
■ The Chapel Hill police responded
to a call from McDonald’s, located at
409 W. Franklin St., where employee
Pertisha Faye Felder reported that her
vehicle had been stolen.
The car was a 1996, red four-door
Plymouth Neon valued at $6,000 with a
license plate MXH-9173.
Reports state that there are no sus
pects.
■ William Edward Maddry, of 9718
South Lowell Road, was arrested after a
complaint was issued from Copytron,
located at 100 W. Franklin St.
The Chapel Hill police responded to
the call, which reported that a person
had overdosed on Listerine mouthwash.
Officials found Maddry at the scene
with the man, and one officer asked
Maddry if everything was all right.
Reports state Maddry responded to
the officer with “Of course it’s not. Why
do you think we called you? Now step
back or I’m going to put you in jail.”
According to the police report,
Maddry started yelling at the police offi
cer, and tried to stand up from his
wheelchair.
Police reports stated that he attempt
ed to push the officer down, but he
almost fell over because of his intoxi
cated state. Maddry then began yelling
obscenities at the officer, reports stated.
The police took Maddry in for a
drunk and disruptive charge, and he
was released on a written promise to
appear in court.
■ The Chapel Hill police cited
David Cizek of U 1 Middle Brook Court
in Chapel Hill for one possession of
spirited liquor and one possession of
marijuana. Cizek, 18, had 2.2 grams of
marijuana in his possession when the
police arrived at 11:10 p.m.
A court date has not yet been set.
Saturday, Aug. 26
■ Chapel Hill police responded to
101 Willowcrest, Suite 402 where
Lenponda Alston reported her car
stolen.
The suspect, who has yet to be iden
tified, is being charged with one count
of domestic violence and one count of
larceny of a motor vehicle.
The car, a white four-door Honda
Civic, is valued at SIO,OOO and is
described as having chrome rims, sun
roof, spoiler and a chrome license plate
border. The license plate is MRM-5348.
According to police reports no
charges have been filed.
Rehab Center Seeks Room to Grow
Chairman Michael Lee says
bigger program facilities
will allow for more patients
to be admitted and treated.
By Mark Thomas
Assistant University Editor
As UNC Hospitals and its patient
load continue to grow, some department
officials are feeling the walls close in on
their current facilities.
Officials at the physical medicine and
DTH LAURA GIOVANELLI
Senior Kristin Csehiil and junior Emily Hak are obscured by a shower of water in the unexpected Monday afternoon
sun beside the Bynum Circle fountain on North Campus. The late summer sun mixed with
high humidity, creating steamy conditions Monday afternoon.
Board to Decide Quarry's Fate
A proposal by OWASA
would provide Orange
County with enough clean
water for the next 50 years.
By Phil Perry
Staff Writer
Proponents of anew water reservoir
in Orange County hope the third time’s
the charm.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen
will vote tonight whether to grant a land
use plan change that would allow the
Orange Water and Sewer Authority to
use a pit created by American Stone
Company as a reservoir.
This is the third time the aldermen
have considered the proposal. Chapel
Hill and Orange County officials have
approved the changes.
OWASA Planning Director Ed
Holland said he is convinced the quarry
expansion and new reservoir are in the
best interest of the community.
“There would be 3 billion gallons of
storage capacity, which is essentially
what Cane Creek holds,” Holland said.
“It will yield between 5 and 6 million
gallons a day reliably.”
Holland said the new reservoir would
Professor ; Student Killed
At University of Arkansas
Police are still trying to determine
the events leading up to the death
of a professor and graduate student
who were both shot on campus.
The Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A longtime professor
and a graduate student who had been taking class
es for 10 years were shot to death Monday at the
University of Arkansas in an apparent murder-sui
cide on the first day of the fall semester, authorities
said.
Associate Professor John Locke, 67, died in his
English department office on the second floor of
Kimpel Hall, a classroom and office building near
the heart of the campus.
“I heard one gunshot followed by a young
man’s voice saying, ‘No, I didn’t do anything,’”
rehabilitation department have respond
ed to the space crunch with an effort to
expand their department.
With UNC Hospitals’ pediatric and
women’s units moving into their own
buildings in 2001, the physical medicine
and rehabilitation department would
like to move into the vacated space as
soon as it becomes avaialble.
Pending approval from state officials,
the department will expand to update
and modify the facility to better suit the
rehabilitation unit, which is now housed
in a former tuberculosis sanitarium. The
expansion will cost about $9.8 million
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
meet the water needs of the communi
ty for the next 50 years while also elim
inating any need to draw water from
Jordan Lake, which he said was not as
clean as Cane Creek’s water.
“I don’t think any other community
could tell you where they are getting
their water in the year 2050 with the
level of confidence we can,” he said.
OWASA owns the land to the west of
the property where American Stone is
located. The plan calls for American
Stone to dig on OWASA’s land and
keep the rock. OWASA would then get
the pit it needs for the new reservoir,
which would be filled by water flowing
over the dams at Cane Creek and
University Lake. But concerns about the
disturbance that the expansion would
cause to the quarry’s neighbors has hin
dered efforts to pass the measure.
American Stone and OWASA have
formulated a mitigation plan to com
pensate these neighbors for any dam
ages done by the mining. Key to the
package is a guarant/e to complete any
digging by Dec. 31,2030, and to imple
ment a No-Fault Well Repair Fund.
The presence of the well repair fund
in the package means that American
Stone and OWASA would pay for any
damage to the quarry neighbors’ wells.
Alderman Diana McDuffee said she
said Bethany Edstrom, a graduate student who was
working in a nearby office. “Then I heard a second
shot.”
Officers responding to several 911 calls from the
building said they spoke briefly with a man behind
the locked office door. Less than five minutes later,
another shot rang out. Officers found the two men
dead inside.
Capt. Brad Bruns identified the other victim as
a graduate student in the comparative literature
program, the classes Locke taught. He said police
did not know of a motive for the shootings or who
pulled the trigger.
President Clinton said Monday that he was sad
dened to learn of the killings at the school where
both he and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
taught law in the mid-19705.
“Today’s shooting strikes a particularly sad
chord for Hillary and me, who both had the privi
lege of teaching at this wonderful institution,”
Clinton said in a statement.
and will be paid through hospital rev
enues.
Hospital officials say there just isn’t
enough room in the current location.
“Our physical medicine folks have
outgrown the facility they are in,” said
Karen Stinneford, public relations man
ager for UNC Hospitals and the School
of Medicine.
“Expanding means we will be able to
handle patients that we can’t now due to
the limited space,” said Michael Lee,
chairman of the physical medicine and
rehabilitation department.
Lee said the department is responsi
considered the well fund essential to
approving the land-use change. “Several
people had concerns about the mitigation
package for the folks who live near the
quarry,” she said. “We’ve worked on the
mitigation package being approved.”
But Alderman Allen Spalt said he
thought more should be done for incon
veniencing residents around the quarry,
who have had to deal with the mining
for years already. Spalt said the method
for developing the reservoir has prob
lems that have not been resolved.
He also said there were other issues
to consider, such as destroying water
sheds and damaging the environment.
Despite such concerns, both aldermen
said they expected the measure to pass.
The board must give its OK for the
proposal to proceed to the next step -
obtaining a special-use permit - said
OWASA spokesman Greg Feller. A spe
cial-use permit requires that a particular
set of plans be followed, while a land-use
permit is used more as a guide for devel
opers. “(The Board of Aldermen’s vote)
is a necessary step, but it’s not sufficient.
The next stage would be that a special
use permit would be considered ... by
Orange County.”
The City Editor can be reached
at citydesk@unc.edu.
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DTH MILLER PEARSALL
Additions and renovations continue at the Institute of Government on the corner
of South and Country Club roads. The University is undergoing many
construction projects in order to update campus facilities.
ble for treating patients with physical
handicaps caused by a variety of factors
including strokes, spine or brain injuries,
or birth defects.
“The main goal of the department is
to help people with physical handicaps
develop as much physical independence
as they can,” Stinneford said.
Lee said the expansion would not
alter the quality of care provided by the
department but would allow more
patients to be admitted.
“Patients will have a better facility -
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High-Flying Aviator
Gets Trial Continued
By Courtney Mabeus
Assistant City Editor
HILLSBOROUGH - A pilot
charged with operating an airplane
while impaired during a 1999 crash at
Horace Williams Airport received a
continuance of his case Monday in
Orange County District Court.
Roderick Morris Farb, 53, remained
silent and expressionless while signing a
waiver that ordered the stay in the case.
Farb, who was charged by University
police, will stand trial Oct. 2 in
Hillsborough.
Farb, of 1701 Doe Run Road in
Mebane, crashed near the airport in
June 1999. Because the facility is owned
by UNC, University police took action
in the case.
Investigations from both the National
Transportation Safety Board and the
Chapel Hill Flying Club, of which Farb
was a member, found no obvious equip
ment malfunctions. In its final report,
the NTSB determined Farb had tetrahy
drocannabinol in his blood at the time
of the accident. THC is the active ingre
dient in marijuana.
Flying Club President Bill Sawyer
CONSTRUCTION JUNCTION
Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Merchants
Step Up
Towing
Franklin Street businesses
and churches are cracking
down on illegal parking,
towing cars from their lots.
By Matt Mansfield
Staff Writer
The start of anew school year brings
a learning experience that reaches
beyond the classroom: park illegally in
Chapel Hill and get towed.
The number of towings on Franklin
Street increased significantly at the start
of this semester as local businesses and
churches cracked down on illegal squat
ters.
Steve Talbert, manager of Talbert’s
Towing Service, said his business regu
larly tows anywhere from 75 to 150 cars
a week from Franklin Street lots but
lately has had to tow more cars than
usual.
Jim Shoulders, general manager of
University Square shopping center on
West Franklin Street, said the increase
in violations is typical, and he doesn’t
expect it to continue to be a problem.
“A lot of people test you, but the
number (of towings) tapers off as the
semester goes on,” he said.
Some establishments avoid excessive
towing, using the service only when
their lots are filled to capacity, though
the official policy is to tow anytime.
“If we don’t have to, we won’t,” said
Ryan Vann, West Tower manager at
Granville Towers.
He said Granville does not tow resi
dents without permits on non-football
weekends because the lots usually do
not fill to capacity.
Gail Harrison, University Baptist
Church administrative secretary, said
the church did not tow cars until it had
reposted “no parking" signs last week
end.
The church sits centrally on Franklin
Street, conveniendy located for barhop
pers and shoppers.
Harrison said reasons for removing
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said Farb is no longer involved with the
organization.
University Police Captain Mike
Mclntyre explained the reason for the
delay in bringing charges against Farb.
The department had to wait for the
final report from the NTSB concluding
Farb’s impairment before any charges
could be brought against him, he said.
“We had to wait and see if the impair
ment was a contributing factor before
you can charge (the operator),”
Mclntyre said.
In an Aug. 22 article in The Daily Tar
Heel, University Police Chief Derek
Poarch said a finalized report from the
NTSB typically takes six to seven
months to complete. After the report
had been publicized, the department
quickly charged Farb. “I feel tike he did
it, or else we wouldn’t have charged him
with it,” Mclntyre said.
There are no regulations stating that
a pilot must be inspected before each
flight. Sawyer said. “There’s not a great
deal that we could see that would’ve
predicted (the accident)," he said.
The City Editor can be reached
at citydesk@unc.edu.
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