Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Teen Holds Class Hostage
In Ariz. Elementary School
The Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. - An armed
teenager briefly held a classroom full of
children and a teacher hostage Tuesday
at his former elementary school before
surrendering to authorities. No one was
The former student at Pioneer
Elementary School gave up after talking
with members of a police SWAT team,
police spokesman Matt Brown said. The
standoff in the eighth-grade classroom
lasted about an hour.
“He came here with a purpose, but
thank goodness he didn’t carry it out,”
said Brown. He did not elaborate
beyond saying the boy discussed the
reason for his actions with authorities.
Brown said the portable classroom
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was full when the student walked in with
a 9 mm handgun, but he gradually let
There were still several people in the
room at the time the student surren
The school has classes for kinder
garten through eighth grades and the
children involved were about 13 or 14
years old, Brown said.
Other students were bused to a high
school, where parents could pick them
up, and the school was closed.
Courtney Smith, who lives across the
street from the school, said she saw the
suspect enter the school grounds at
about 11:15 a.m.
He was wearing camouflage and had
a hood over his head, but she didn’t see
Storage Facility Worries Residents
By Lauren Ritter
Carrboro residents aired concerns
about anew storage facility being added
to their neighborhood at a public hear
ing Tuesday night during a Board of
Momingstar Mini-Storage wants to
put a short-term storage facility near
Alabama Avenue and the Windwood
The proposed floor area, which
developer Momingstar has been work
ing on for two years, is 163,363 square
The developer owns a tract of 8.91
acres in all.
Residents fear the facility will be
unsightly and invite crime and noise,
driving their property values down.
At the meeting, Alderman Alex
Zaffron suggested the developer remove
one of the one-story buildings to create
a larger buffer zone.
Chris Murphy, the development
review administrator for the aldermen,
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The lucky number will be pulled
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explained that the buffer zone is a 30-
foot area between Alabama Avenue and
the proposed mini-storage site.
He said the new facility would com
ply with all regulations set up by Orange
County and various other groups, such
as Orange Water and Sewer Authority.
“The lighting is compliant,” Murphy
said. “It does comply with all parts of the
land-use ordinance, but we would rec
ommend more trees in the buffer zone.”
Momingstar officials plan for the stor
age facility to contain one three-story
building with heating and cooling capac
ities and a number of one-story storage
facilities with typical garage-style doors.
“(Momingstar) likes to be a good cor
porate citizen,” said Phyllis McArthur, a
partner in the Momingstar company.
“We want it to have a more residential
She said the company tried to keep
environmental concerns in mind when
“Wherever we build, we have lots
and lots of green space.
“We have won landscaping awards in
11 a.m. - Alpha Phi Omega and
Delta Zeta sororities are co-sponsoring
an American Red Cross Blood Drive
in the Great Hall of the Student Union.
All students are encouraged to donate
5:30 p.m. -The Black Student
Movement will hold a general body
meeting in Upendo" Lounge.
The topic of discussion will be racial
sensitivity, facilitated by the Education
Committee of the BSM.
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to address this issue shortly before Election Day.
Three panel discussions will be held
in Carroll Hall Auditorium
at UNC-CH Saturday, Oct. 28.
***ALL DISCUSSIONS ARE FREE
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The UNC-CH School of Journalism
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is sponsoring these discussions as a public service:
9:10-10:30 a.m. “Media, Advertising and Office
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10:45-noon “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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Greensboro for our buildings,”
But residents didn’t buy it.
“I am concerned about the negative
impact this will have on property val
ues,” said Alabama Avenue resident
put her house up
for sale because of
her concern about
to the aldermen
about the destruc
tion that could be
“What concerns me is the
destruction of the natural
beauty of the environment that
drew many of us to Carrboro.”
caused by tearing down trees on the
“What concerns me is the destruction
of the natural beauty of the environment
that drew many of us to Carrboro,” said
Rebecca Bennett, another resident of
Another concern that Branch had
was the increase in crime that could
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Come out and get lots of “flavorful”
6 p.m. - Habitat for Humanity will
hold a potluck dinner in Carmichael
Ballroom, followed by a general body
meeting at 7:30 p.m. in 101 Greenlaw
7 p.m. - After family dinners, the
Wesley Foundation will hold its
“Wacky Olympics.” Don’t forget to
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result from the storage of valuables near
“We live in a high-crime area already,
and 24-hour access to it will be a great
opportunity for the elements in the
area,” he said.
officials said they
feel they have
addressed this con
cern adequately by
cameras, key pads
to gain entry into
the facility and
light fixtures all
around the area.
“We hired pro-
fessional managers and have a 24-hour _
security system,” McArthur said.
She said Momingstar was not inter
ested in just building and selling the
property a few years down the fine.
“We want to be here forever.” I
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Libertarian N.C. Congressional
District 4 candidate Brian Towey will
address students in the chambers of the
Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies.
7:30 p.m. -Join Carolina Cancer
Focus in making Cancer Awareness
Week a success!
Listen to journalism Professoi
Chuck Stone share insights from his
experience with cancer in the Union
8 p.m. - The UNC Ski and
Snowboard Club will be going to
Mont Sainte Anne Ski Area, located
near Quebec City, Canada, this year,
during Christmas Break.
All those interested should attend a
meeting in 106 Fetzer Gym or contact
Courtney Pinard at
9 p.m. - Karolina Kids, a service
organization dedicated to alleviating the
suffering of terminally ill children, will
be holding a general body meeting in
Union 208-209. The meeting will intro
duce new projects and ideas. All those
interested are encouraged to attend.
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Volume 108, Issue 100
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