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WWV.aailytarheel.com Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Tuesday, Octob#3l, 2000
Bills Pass to Fund
By Rachel Clarke
Despite a marked shortage of remain
ing funds, Student Congress managed to
allocate a portion of its shrinking coffers
to campus groups with little disagree
ment Monday night.
Congress began the session with
$9,567.15 in student group funding for
the rest of the semester. They passed
bills allotting more than $3,000 to such
organizations as Carolina Production
Guild, Masala, Carolina Athletic
Association and the Self-Knowledge
Due to a shortage of funds this year,
Congress members have been forced to
dole out money with additional scrutiny.
But during Monday night’s meeting,
Student Body Treasurer Patrick Frye
warned Congress members not to be
“A better scenario would be for you
to be broke after fairly treating every
The main benefactor was the
Carolina Production Guild, which
received $1,845 to fund 39 independent
student films this semester.
The meeting was largely noncon
tentious until the discussion about a bill
to fund the Fellowship of Christian
FOCAS members asked for $77.20 to
fund a weekly newsletter for its members.
Several members of Congress argued
that the newsletter needed to be posted
publicly to receive funding.
“Having public access to it shows that
we’ve made the attempt to bring this to
the community,” said Rep. David
Seymour, Dist. 17.
Mastering Both Sides of the Story
The DTH continues its three
part examination of UNC’s
Flesh, Blood and Talent
Lie Behind Intangible Plan
By Elizabeth Breyer
Assistant University Editor
All that currendy exists of the Master
Plan are sterile, technical blueprints map
ping out future growth at the University.
But behind each of those sketches is a
person -a visionary architect, dedicated
planner or creative consultant
Here are some of their stories.
Being hand-picked for jobs by the
governor of North Carolina and the
chancellor of UNC is an honor most
love to receive.
of the Master
Plan, is one of few people who holds
those bragging rights.
Howes is a native of Knoxville, Tenn.,
who did his graduate work in city and
regional planning at UNC and public
administration at Harvard University.
After 20 years of faculty and administra
tive work at UNC, he was asked in 1993
to join Gov. Jim Hunt’s team as secretary
of the Department of Environmental
Health and Natural Resources. He came
back to the University in 1997 to be the
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Some Congress members disagreed,
saying FOCAS members have the right
to distribute their own newsletter how
ever they wish.
The bill finally passed by a narrow
margin, with only 14 out of 22 repre
sentatives voting in favor.
Speaker Pro Tern Sandi Chapman
warned Congress members against let
ting sympathy influence their decision.
“It’s very difficult to make decisions
that we feel like make people feel bad,”
Chapman said. “But we really have to
work on precedent.”
Two bills were postponed, one for an
appropriation to the Hellenic Student
Association and the other for the
Association of English Majors.
Several bills also were passed that did
not allocate money. One changed the
manner in which Student Television gets
its funding approved, and another
strengthened the wording of the Student
Code which prevents Congress from
Masala, a group that received money
last night, plans to use the funds to put
on a fashion show for UNC students.
Despite only receiving partial fund
ing, the group is pleased, said Co
s Azadeh Rezvani. She said that
without the funding, Masala would have
still been able to have the show, but it
would not have been up to the standard
of last year’s.
“This should be sufficient,” said
Rezvani, a senior sociology and psy
chology major. “I mean, we wish we
could get more, but we’re happy with
the amount we got tonight.”
The University Editor can be reached
m Today: The Faces Behind the
■ Wednesday: A Plan in Action
late Chancellor Michael Hooker’s spe
cial assistant for local relations.
“From the beginning, it was Michael
Hooker’s intention that I would chair
the plan,” Howes said. “I also served
three terms on the Chapel Hill Town
Council and two as mayor, and all these
things seemed to kind of fit together.”
• And he uses his experience to create
a project that he thinks will work well for
UNC and the Chapel Hill community.
“In a way, it fell naturally into my
duties - the chancellor wanted me to
undertake it because the Master Plan
tended to crystallize issues with Chapel
Carrboro,” he said.
all the committees
that make up the
plan, and said he tries to bring the
process to a coherent vision.
“The campus of UNC was planned
from the very beginning ... to accom
modate the educational mission of the
University,” he said. “I place the oppor
tunity in that context - our historical
opportunity is to look at how we reuse
some spaces that are not used well and
reuse that space so it serves the educa-
See PEOPLE, Page 7
One More Week
With seven days before Election
Day, have bond proponents made
their case effectively? See Page 5
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How Will N.C. Cope if They Don't Pass the Bond?
By Kathleen Hunter
State & National Editor
University advocates who have spoken at length
about the $3.1 billion higher education bond refer
endum are relatively speechless about what the state
should do if the bond fails a week from today.
Voters will decide the fate of the largest bond pro
posal in state history on Nov. 7. If it passes, the bond
will fund capital improvements on die state’s public
university and community college campuses.
Shortly after the N.C. General Assembly unani
mously approved the bond referendum in May, uni
versity advocates launched a large-scale campaign,
aimed at ensuring the bond’s passage.
And polls suggest that campaign is working.
Poll data released last week by WRAL and The
News & Observer indicates that 58 percent of likely
voters favor the bond. The Daily Tar Heel also con
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Diana Steele, owner of Willow Hill Preschool, has a conversation with Benjamin Mouly of Chapel Hill as she cuts kiwi
for a preschool student's lunch. Steele's preschool is in danger of being torn down to complete a possible Master Plan option.
Nameless, Faceless No More: Residents Share Their Concerns
By Amanda Wilson
Clinging to the identity that
defines Chapel Hill as home, many
residents have growing concerns
about development that will come
with UNC’s Master Plan.
A blueprint for development, the
Master Plan eventually will impact the
Tm a senior here, and
I've gone to
classrooms and see
they need renovating.
It was an easy choice.'
'l'm a medical
The med school
ducted informal exit polls last week at Morehead
Planetarium, Orange County’s new satellite polling
site. Of those polled at Morehead, 454 said they
voted for the bond. Only 30 said they voted against
Campaigners cite the promising poll data as evi
dence that the bond is likely to pass. But few can
name suitable alternatives for funding the universi
ty system’s capital needs in the event that the bond
“There isn’t any good alternative,” said Board of
Governors member John Sanders.
If the bond does not pass, Sanders said the state
would only have three possible sources of funding
for the system’s capital needs - tax revenue, private
gifts and tuition. w .
But Sanders expressed little faith in the feasibili
ty of all three.
He said current tax revenue would be inadequate
historic neighborhoods surrounding
campus. The proposed transit corridor,
designed to alleviate traffic to UNC
Hospitals and the Smith Center, would
cut through the homes and, inevitably,
the lives of several residents.
A Day in the Life...
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A little girl’s feet splash through
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Wednesday: Sunny, 73
Thursday: Sunny, 76
'I am skeptical
whether the amount
(proposed) might be
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to fund a multibillion-dollar capital improvements
project and increasing tuition would conflict with
the state’s constitutional responsibility to ensure
access to public higher education.
Sanders also expressed concern with relying
upon private gifts to fund capital needs because he
said donations are usually given for specific pur
poses, which might not necessarily coincide with the
system’s areas of greatest need.
“Not many people are going to give large
amounts of money to rehabilitate Murphey Hall,”
UNC Association of Student Governments
President Andrew Payne said he would encourage
the N.C. General Assembly to begin researching
innovative fielding sources if the bond fails, rather
than turning to students to pick up the tab.
See BOND, Page 5
the stream that trickles down into the
woods below Willow Hill Preschool.
Diana Steele’s small blue duplex on
Mason Farm Road, home to the
school, faces an uncertain future.
Located on residential land off the
southern end of campus, the house
lies in the path of the proposed transit
corridor, which could cut across this
land within the next decade.
"I'm in favor of
increasing anything for
Chapel Htti Resident
“This is us. This is me,” said Diana
Steele, owner of the 30-year-old
school for 3- to 5-year-olds, speaking
of the children, the woods, the stream
and their uncertain fate.
Parents say their children love the
school and want to stay forever.
“When I come to pick Henry up,
See RESIDENTS, Page 6