On The Hunt Leaders seek site. See Page 3 She Daily (Tar Heel www.dailytarheel.com Rowing Camp Extends Sports To Minority Girls "If You Let Me Row" was first held in 1998 and will include minority high school boys in future sessions, the creators say. By Eric Meehan Staff Writer Harboring a love for rowing and a concern for girls’ self esteem, a UNC graduate student has started an outreach pro gram aimed at getting minority girls involved in sports. Carol Hee-Seagle, a graduate student in the Department of Marine Sciences, founded “If You Let Me Row” in 1997 to teach confidence, strength, commitment and teamwork through free rowing lessons. “I’ve enjoyed rowing, and it can be really good for some people,” Hee-Seagle said. “Everything in rowing is so huge - the oars are 16 feet long and the boat is 60 feet long. To con trol that has to make you feel strong.” Hee-Seagle said her friend, Jen Obemier, a graduate stu dent in the pharmacy department, was critical in the initial stages of organization. “She knew a lot more about rowing than I did,” Hee-Seagle said. “I was the idea person, and she was the practical one. Jen even did the coaching the first year.” First held in 1998, the program offered rowing lessons to eight students during the first two weeks of August Getting partici pants for the first sessions proved to be a challenge, however. Hee-Seagle and Obemier learned this the hard way while trying to recruit students from the teen center at the post office and Hargraves Center in Carrboro. “It was really difficult get ting girls at first,” Hee-Seagle said. “This year, getting the (Northeast Baptist Church in Durham) involved has helped.” The second session was planned for last summer but was postponed until Fall Break because of bad weather. Six students attended the Fall Break sessions, which were taught by members of The Masters Crew, the graduate crew club and three undergraduate rowers. The high school students started the morning by learning the basics. Lunch provided time to bond over the challenges all the girls were facing together. Hee-Seagle said the afternoon brought improvement in technique and increased enthusiasm. By the end of the ses sion, the girls were rowing together in one boat. “The Saturday that we had the camp was the happiest day next to my wedding,” Hee-Seagle said. “(The girls) looked so nervous at first, but by the end they were laughing and row ing together." Hee-Seagle said that she got some of her inspiration from a similar program in Philadelphia in the late 1980s. Due to pressure from minority leaders on the city council, a program was started in an attempt to expand rowing partic ipation beyond its traditionally white, upper-class boundaries. But Hee-Seagle’s program encourages girls to get involved in any sport or activity they feel passionate about. “It’s not my goal to turn kids into rowers,” she said. This year, Hee-Seagle wants to increase the participation of undergraduate students in the program and extend the pro gram to adolescent boys. “There’s a real value in trying new things,” Hee-Seagle said. “For me, I feel like (the high school students) have served me as much as I’ve served them.” Anyone interested in “If You Let Me Row” can attend the upcoming informational meeting at 9 p.m. today in Union 211. The University Editor can be reached at email@example.com. |i|i DTH/MIKE MESSIER It’s Halloween on Franklin Street and anything goes ... even running condoms ... or Christmas lights??? T‘ ;* ' 1 ■■ & ijyft At What Cost? Today, the DTH concludes its three part examination of UNC’s Master Plan, a blueprint for campus growth. Answering Question 1: Why? By Kim Minugh University Editor The Master Plan looks impressive on paper. New buildings, increased green space and thinned traffic. Hidden park ing decks, modem science facilities and an arts complex. It almost sounds too good to be true. But the highly ambitious and innov ative plan is more than just a blueprint for campus growth - it’s designed to be a guiding force in UNC’s future. “The plan should be kind of both a map and a compass - it will help with the location of future buildings but will also be a flexible road map for the cam pus in terms of aesthetics, environment and space,” said Adam Gross, partner with Ayers Saint Gross, the architecture firm hired by the University to imple ment the Master Plan. “The plan is intended to be pre scriptive about where the buildings go but also flexible and almost more spir itual in design.” Master Plan officials say the plan’s Ready for Revelers: Bars, Police Prepare on Franklin Franklin Street shopkeepers get into the spirit of Halloween with decorations, costumes and specials for costume-wearers. By Theo Helm Staff Writer Police and businesses alike prepared for the costumed crowds of partyers to descend upon Franklin Street Halloween night. While most retail shops closed by 6 p.m., some decorated for the festivities. The man nequins in Julian’s window display were topped by jack-o-lantems. Orange balloons floated next to Pepper’s Pizza. Restaurants and bars seemed to be the only businesses remaining open. Dick Moore and Gerald Geaddy were getting ready at W.B. Yeats Irish Pub and Restaurant on Franklin Street. “We’ve been anticipating (Halloween night) now that we’ve got everything ready," Moore said. Moore said the bar hires a live band for the occasion. “It’s going to be a party atmosphere,” he said. “The crowds are going to carry the ball.” Geaddy said the fire department is also get The world loves a spice of wickedness. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Andy The Andy Warhol exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum highlights endangered species. See Page 9 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 purpose is to direct inevitable University growth, preventing runaway sprawl and striving to maintain the ambiance so dear to the UNC community. “If your campus knows how it would like to develop, then you have some thing to follow for short-term growth," saidjudith Pulley, vice president of aca demic planning for the UNC system. “You need to think about what facil ities are compatible and aesthetically pleasing for maintaining the beauty of the campus.” The concept of a master plan is noth ing foreign to UNC. Officials first con jured up a campus blueprint in the 1920s to design South Building, Wilson Library and the area encompassing Polk Place. A series of plans were written and then discarded in years to come, including one that was rejected by the late Chancellor Michael Hooker when he took office in 1995. But officials say this one is special. It’s not like the others. It’s more than just a plan. “The Master Plan will serve the University for 10 to 20 years in the ting ready behind the bar to prevent things from getting out of hand. “The fire department was hosing down the cardboard Dumpsters in back,” Geaddy said. Moore said his only concern is enforcing the law. “We’re a little worried about the law,” Moore said. “We’re not going to be able to ID as well with all the costumes people will be wearing.” At the other end of town, bartender John Harrison prepared Hell. “We’ll be really busy,” Harrison said. “We usually give away a lot of beer promotional stuff.” Harrison, dressed as a Cub Scout, said every one in Hell will be wear ing a costume. “People must be wearing a costume to get in,” Harrison said. “They’re usually pretty cool about it” As for his own costume, Harrison said it is no big deal. “It was just something I had around the house,” Harrison said. “It must have belonged to a really big Cub Scout.” As bars and restaurants prepared for the ■ Today: A Plan in Action future because someone will come along with ideas,” said Jonathan Howes, direc tor of the Master Plan. “The plan pro vides sites for things to occur.” David Pardue, secretary for the Board of Trustees and a former member of the Master Plan Executive Steering Team, said the plan’s long-term scope will curb ill thought-out construction on campus. “(It’s) a long-term plan that will ensure that construction will be done in as pleasing a way as possible,” he said. “Historically, we haven’t done as good a job in laying out buildings.” Efforts to strate gically place build ings call to mind the sporadic and disconnected layout of South Campus - often considered one of UNC’s most infamous eyesores. “(The Master Plan) will make campus more aesthetically pleasing and correct mistakes made by a lack of planning - like South Campus,” Chancellor James Moeser said. See PURPOSE, Page 6 party, revelers waited for the crowds. “We’re here from Indiana, and we want to see some people,” said Carrie Connaughton, who just moved to Carrboro. Connaughton, dressed as Paddington Bear, waited for the crowds at He’s Not Here with two friends. “We came here to people watch,” said Greg Gallagher, who was dressed as a spe lunker. J.P. Trehy, a high school student from “'Everybody’s crazy, doing their own thing. Last year we saw a streaker get almost all the way down the street. ” J.P. Trehy High School Student “We’re just hanging out, looking at cos tumes,” Britde said. “We just saw a great pumpkin costume.” While citizens prepared to party, about 260 police officers took their positions along Franklin Street. Chapel Hill Police Sgt. Jackie Carden is not sure how many people will jam Franklin Plan Attempts To Maintain UNC Ambience By Brook Corwin and Leigh Josey Staff Writers For prospective college applicants, a little too much concrete sometimes makes all the difference. Allison Stevens, a freshman from Benson, said she decided to attend UNC after comparing the concrete of N.C. State University’s campus with the character istic trees of UNC. “When I visited N.C. State, it did n’t seem to have the friendly atmosphere we have here,” Stevens said. “There was plara University and the town are a focus among students, Chapel Hill residents and UNC officials. Linda Convissor, project manager of campus facili ties planning, asked whether atmosphere or conve nience is more essential to maintaining the feel of cam pus. “Do you want a commuter campus or a place (where) you would like to live and study?” she asked. See AMBIENCE, Page 6 Chapel Hill, said there will be plenty to see. “Everybody’s crazy, doing their own thing,” Trehy said. “Last year we saw a streaker get almost all the way down the street." Tommy Brittle and his son said they are looking for thrills of a different sort Recovering? Today: Sunny, 68 Thursday: Cloudy, 77 Friday: Sunny, 79 Wednesday, November 1, 2000 a lot of brick, and it felt cold.” With UNC’s Master Ran in place to map out future campus growth, efforts to preserve the inviting climate within the Street “We don’t know how many people will come out because it’s a weeknight,” Carden said. “On weekends we can have more than 50,000 people.” Sgt. K.L. Cheeks of the Durham police doubts there will be that many people. “They predicted (50,000) to 60,000 people, but that’s on a nice night on a weekend,” Cheeks said. “I suspect there will be less than that” Both officers said the police will be watch ing for weapons and alcohol. “We’re especially on the lookout for weapons - even costume weapons,” Cheeks said. “We’ll take anything that looks like a weapon,” Carden said. “We have trash cans where they can pick things up later.” Carden said the police will wait to close Franklin Street until more people arrive. “We’ll play it by ear,” Carden said. “We’ll close the street when the crowds are too much for the sidewalks.” Cheeks said above all, the police will be watching for citizens’ safety. “We’re here not so much for enforcement but for protection.” The City Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.