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Junior Mike Trinh listens Thursday as Professor James Coggins explains
why he believes cheating occurred in his computer science class.
Marion Jones won easily in
the 200 meters Thursday,
beating the second-place
finisher by .43 of a second.
The Associated Press
Former UNC star Marion Jones
raced to a lopsided victory in the
women’s 200 meters Thursday, her sec
ond gold medal of the Sydney Games.
Her quest is to become the first woman
to win five golds at a Summer
“I’m here for
more than two
gold medals, I’m
here for five,” she
said. “In a certain
way, I am check
ing them off the
With husband C. J. Hunter watching
from the stands, Jones took an early
lead and then pulled away from the
field to finish in 21.84 seconds. She won
by nearly half a second in a race usual
ly decided by hundredths of seconds.
After winning by the biggest margin
in 40 years, Jones took a victory lap -
stopping to give
her husband two
kisses and a hug.
“Some of the
words I’d use to
describe it are
relieved and excit
ed,” Jones said. “I
think I’m just over
all happy that my
sprints are over.”
margin of 43 hun
dredths of a sec
ond was the
Rudolph won by
Former Tar Heel
to win her third
gold medal Friday
in the long jump.
.45 at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Jones’ next competition is the long
jump, her weakest individual event.
Then it’s on to the relays, in which the
American teams are vulnerable.
“Now I can really focus on the big
challenge ahead, and that’s my jumping
tomorrow,” she said. “I don’t think any
body doubted me in the sprints. But my
real test will come tomorrow. I’m going
to have to dig down deep tomorrow.
And I’m ready for that.”
The win capped a difficult few days
for Jones, who on Tuesday stood at
Hunter’s side shortly before he answered
questions about four positive drug tests
this summer. Hunter, world champion in
the shot put, is not competing in Sydney.
Hunter said the biggest challenge for
his wife has been competing in both the
200 and the long jump the past two days.
“It was a great race. I’m very happy,”
Hunter said. “It’s a tough schedule. It’s not
the race, it’s the way they had it set up.”
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Shelby Banning-Amdt gets a Henna tattoo from Krishna Priya Dasi. This booth was one of many that people
visited at last year's Festifall, the annual crafts and food fair held on Franklin Street.
Town Gears Up for Festifall
More than 100 artists and
booths will line Franklin
Street this weekend for the
event, now in its 38th year.
By Stephanie Gunter
The 28th annual Festifall will take
over downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday,
bringing with it a wide array of food,
music, arts and crafts.
Parrish Anderson, public events coor
dinator for Chapel Hill Parks and
Recreation, described the event as an
arts and crafts fair with the added touch
of a street festival.
“There will be almost 100 artists and
about 100 booths of arts and crafts,” he
Residents Vow to Keep Eyes on Plan
By Ginny Sciabbarrasi
When Ken Broun first bought his
home in the Mason Farm area, he never
thought that 26 years later he’d be fight
ing to preserve his neighborhood.
But Broun found himself leading fel
low residents in a heated question-and
answer session with UNC officials con
cerning the Master Plan, a blueprint for
And those residents, worried the plan
will push into their neighborhoods, say
they will be keeping a close eye on it.
Broun, who was designated as the
spokesman for neighborhoods like
Mason Farm, Whitehead Circle,
Town and University leaders need
to look for creative ways to soften
Master Plan side effects. See Page 3
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Open Hearing Addresses Cheating
UNC faculty and students
testified until the early
morning hours in a rare
open Honor Court hearing.
By Jason Arthurs
AND KAREY WUTKOWSKI
Senior Mike Trinh shifted anxiously
in his chair as Professor James Coggins
described to the Honor Court on
Thursday night how Trinh allegedly col
laborated unfairly with classmates and
gave unauthorized aid.
“I’m tense because I’m waiting for
said. “That is the main energy to the fair.
We also throw into that the whole street
Festifall 2000 will be held from 1 p.m.
to 6 p.m., but streets will be closing ear
lier to accommodate the crowds. West
Franklin Street will be closed from
Church to Roberson streets and Mallette
to Kenan streets from 10 a.m. until 8
p.m. on Sunday.
“Anywhere from 20,000 to 25,000
people are expected,” Anderson said. “I
heard that the weather will be nice, so I
think (the number) will be higher.”
In addition to arts and crafts, the fair
also features food, music and entertain
ment for children.
“We’re going to be having over 15
bands with all different kinds of music
and local music,” Anderson said.
Children can have their hair or face
Westwood and Westside, said some
questions remained after the forum.
“I think we were able to get some
answers and some answers we weren’t
able to get,” said Broun, who was
Chapel Hill mayor from 1991 to 1995
and is a UNC law professor.
“I wish the University would have
answered my questions about eminent
domain (that allows UNC to purchase
town lands), but they didn’t”
A major cause of contention at the
hearing was a proposal that would cut a
transportation corridor through the
Mason Farm neighborhood, and
through some residents’ houses.
Should UNC decide it wants to take
land from the town to build this corri
my chance to argue,” Trinh said during
a recess. “I’m restraining myself.”
In the open hearing Thursday night,
Trinh and junior Brianne Roth pleaded
not guilty to academic cheating charges
that stemmed from a homework assign
ment in Coggins’ Computer Science 120
course last semester.
After several students expressed con
cerns at the end of the semester about
their classmates’ cheating, Coggins turned
in 24 students for working in groups on
the programming assignment. The
Honor Court is now holding hearings for
the charged students during a three-week
period that began Monday.
Investigator Brad Newcomb began
Trinh and Roth’s hearing by stating that
painted, receive temporary tattoos or
scale a climbing wall at Kidszone, which
will be located near McDonald’s.
“Play Makers (Repertory Company)
is doing something really great,”
Anderson said. “The children can dress
up in costumes and have their picture
Food also constitutes a major part of
the festival, Anderson said.
“We ask that vendors be internation
al food vendors,” he said. “Chinese
food, Thai food and Polish food - lots of
Soulful Taste of Nature will be pro
viding vegan and vegetarian food for the
first time this year.
Regional dishes also will be a special
feature at this year’s festival.
See FESTIFALL, Page 4
dor, eminent domain will permit it
“I have concerns about the road, the
transit corridor, overall density of the
plan, but my primary concern is about
the immediate effect on my neighbors,"
Adam Gross, a consultant with Ayers
Saint Gross, the firm that is developing
the Master Plan, offered three possibilities
for the corridor, the third of which would
completely bypass the neighborhood.
But no option is definite until the plan
is presented to the UNC Board of
Trustees in January. “The neighborhood
is concerned because the Town Council
said they would protect the neighbor-
See MASTER PLAN, Page 4
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the students should have reasonably
known that groupwork was a violation of
the Honor Code. “The students cannot
plead ignorance of the code," he said.
But Trinh’s defense counsel, Ruwani
Opatha, said Trinh’s action was not a
violation. “This collaboration was not
Trinh was charged with giving unau
thorized aid in connection with placing
programming code in an accessible area
of the Internet. Roth was charged with
seeking unauthorized aid.
As of press time, the hearing had not
reached a conclusion. The outcome can
be found online at www.imc.edu/dth.
Adrienne Bryant, Roth’s defense coun
sel, said Coggins had encouraged group
BOT Members Predict
Slow Rise in Enrollment
UNC officials also discussed
the increase in diversity and
higher SAT scores among
this year's freshman class.
By Daniel Thigpen
The year’s first official Board of
Trustees meeting Thursday morning
presented a much smaller prediction of
.future enrollment than originally antic
Interim Provost Dick Edwards pro
jects a 100-student increase in each of
the next three years, which will bring
freshman enrollment to 3,700 and total
enrollment to about 25,000 by 2003.
Three hundred students over three
years is a far cry from the 6,000 by 2008
officials initially expected. UNC leaders
have re-evaluated the school’s projec
tion numerous times over the past few
years to better plan
growth, leading to
the revised predic
they are not sure
will be by 2008,
but that these new
for slow growth
“These students are incredibly
well-prepared. This is a
reflection of very good things
going on at our high schools. ”
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
and appropriate planning.
Chancellorjames Moeser, attending
his first BOT meeting as chancellor, tied
this prediction to the $3.1 billion high
er education bond issue, saying if the
bond fails to pass, it would prevent
UNC from seeing this type of growth.
“We will not have unsupported growth
on this campus," he said.
Moeser used this as a platform to
defend the bond.
“We have some wonderful facilities,
and some not-so-wonderful facilities,”
he said. He said campaigning for the
bond was his first priority, although the
campus community could survive
Ken Broun, former mayor of Chapel Hill, debates parts of the
UNC Master Plan on behalf of the town residents.
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Saturday: Sunny, 71
Sunday: Sunny, 74
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work and that Roth did not knowingly vio
late the Honor Code. “Though she had
experience with computer programming,
she found herself in need of assistance.”
During his testimony, Coggins con
firmed that he encouraged groupwork but
said he clearly and repeatedly told stu
dents to work on graded assignments indi
vidually. “I told them, ‘Yes, you may work
in groups, but you may not use them in
assignments that are graded,’” he said
But during cross-examination, Coggins
said that while most of his policies con
cerning the Honor Code were document
ed on his Web site, his groupwork policy
concerning graded assignments was not
See HEARING, Page 4
despite the quality of its resources.
“The facilities don’t make the school;
the people make the school.”
Moeser said the greatest challenge
facing the bond’s passage is to inform
those unaware of the importance of the
package. “Only people who know the
issue will vote for the bond,” he said.
“My goal is not just a victory, but an
Jerry Lucido, associate vice provost
and director of undergraduate admis
sions also updated the board on admis
most culturally diverse enrollment to
Lucido also noted the increase in
average SAT scores of new students.
“These students are incredibly well-pre
pared,” he said. “This is a reflection of
very good things going on at our high
The BOT also discussed a number of
proposals and projects affecting how
UNC would han
dle future growth.
In addition to
pushing the bond
issue, Moeser dis
cussed goals of the
Plan, which is
istics through con-
struction and development
Moeser said his aspirations center on
making UNC’s educational environ
ment first class, and that the Master Plan
is the “physical way of reaching that
As the agenda moved from project to
project throughout the day, revealing
more and more of the possible look of
UNC’s future, Moeser said he is very
excited about the energy being devoted
to the University’s development “There
is something here that is extraordinary.”
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