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3rd Suspect Faces
Felony Charge in
Vandalism suspect Dominick Randolph Smith
was served his arrest warrant Friday and
will appear in court in Hillsborough today.
By Stephanie Furr
Chapel Hill police arrested a third suspect Friday in con
nection with the vandalism of a car that happened after North
Carolina’s victory against Duke on Feb. 1.
UNC Freshman Dominick Randolph Smith, 19, of 403
Granville Towers East, has been charged with one count of
which could result
in jail time.
Fans who rushed
to Franklin Street
after the game built
fires and over
turned one car,
resulting in exten
sive damage to the
Cousins said Smith
was involved in the
vandalism of the
Smith came into
the Chapel Hill
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Dominick Randolph Smith
with his attorney, Bill Massengale, to be served the warrant
for his arrest, reports state.
Smith was released on a written promise to appear in court.
His first court appearance is set for today at Orange County
District Court in Hillsborough.
Cousins said police received information that Smith was
involved in actually overturning the car.
She would not specify where officers obtained the infor
Smith could not be reached for comment this weekend.
UNC students James Auman Haltom, 20, and Robert
Houston Davenport 111, 18, already have been arrested by
Chapel Hill police in connection with the vandalism.
Cousins said the police department hopes to attain infor
mation that will lead to more arrests.
Police subpoenaed a news video from WRAL-TV and are
using anonymous digital photographs to identify suspects.
They also have distributed fliers asking for information on the
people in the photos.
“We are continuing to investigate and don’t, at this point,
know how many arrests there will be,” Cousins said.
Cousins said she hoped the University and community
reaction to the incident would deter revelers from any similar
incidents at games in the future.
Police urge those with information about this incident to call
Crime Stoppers at 942-7515.
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CAA Worker Fired for Shirking Duty
By Kim Minugh
Amid recent criticism of terminations
within the Carolina Athletic Association,
CAA President Tee Pruitt has removed
another Cabinet member for reportedly
allowing his campaign allegiances to
interfere with his job.
i Special Projects Coordinator Adam
Walters was dismissed Thursday for
allegedly failing to fulfill his duties as the
foreman of CAA’s Beat Dook Week.
The Daily Tar Heel has learned that
Walters canceled the CAA’s reservations
for the Pit in order to allow former CAA
presidential candidate Michael Songer to
nab the time slot for campaign purposes.
Pruitt, whose position as CAA presi
dent gives him the power to hire and fire
staff members, said Walters’ involve
ment in the Songer campaign interfered
with his responsibilities to adequately
publicize last week’s activities in prepa
ration for UNC’s Sunday matchup with
Duke. “This is further example why
we’ve had internal conflict, because peo
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North Carolina sophomore Joseph Forte (40) tries to help Adam Boone guard Duke point guard Jason Williams (22).
Williams torched the Tar Heels for 13-of-27 shooting from the field and sank seven 3-pointers.
UNC coach Matt Doherty (below) reacts to the game.
pie haven’t learned to wear two hats at
the same time,” Pruitt said.
CAA Press Secretary Tiffany Black
and Homecoming Co-director Devyn
Spence were removed from their posts
Tuesday, also for allegedly neglecting
their CAA duties.
Pruitt said it was Walters’ responsibil-
ity to get the word
out about the
Would You Do for
Pruitt said that
he went to the
in August to
reserve the Pit for
“This is ... why we’ve had
internal conflict, because people
haven’t learned to wear two
hats at the same time. ”
and that the External Relations
Committee had already prepared pub
But only Songer’s camp could be found
in the Pit on Tuesday, so ftuitt said he went
to the Reservations Office, where employ
ees there checked reservation records.
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Employees found that on Feb. 19,
Walters canceled the reservation at 3:34
p.m. Only three minutes later, Songer
reserved the same spot for his campaign -
information later confirmed byjon Curtis,
assistant director of student activities.
“We gave (Walters) no authority to do
this whatsoever,” Pruitt said. “We’re
obviously sorry it
has to come to this,
but... this should
n’t get in the way
of our output.”
not be reached for
Songer said he
Walters to the
Reservations Office after asking Walters if
CAA had plans to use the Pit. “(Walters)
said the CAA didn’t need it for anything.”
Although Songer was himself dis
missed from Cabinet onjan. 24 and three
of his campaign workers fired during the
last week, Pruitt said the firings are not
Blue Devils' Confidence
Leads to Redemption.
By Will Kimmey
Duke assistant basketball coach Chris
Collins uttered a word of caution to the
Blue Devil team Sunday afternoon.
“Walk off like we came here to win,”
The reminder, which came with 1:15
left in the game, was one that many did
n’t expect No. 2 Duke to need in its
matchup against fourth-ranked North
That’s because the Blue Devils
entered the game as an underdog.
“At Duke, you’re not put in that posi
tion. Pretty much not ever,” Duke for
ward Shane Battier said.
related to previous tensions with Songer.
“They were on his staff for the last month
- why would I fire people after the polls
close if it had to do with Songer?”
But Songer said the terminations were
evidence of lingering hostility within the
Cabinet, because all three people - four
with himself included - were four of the
most productive members of Cabinet “It’s
disappointing,” Songer said. “Clearly there
was another motivation because there are a
lot of people still on Cabinet who have
done virtually nothing for CAA.”
Liz Gardner, CAA Ways and Means
co-coordinator, said the latest personnel
problems are indicative of faulty leader
ship and abuse of power within the orga
nization. “Lots of people on Cabinet are
not fulfilling their responsibilities - I
think it’s just a scapegoat.”
She said the firings and internal ten
sions throughout the year have sullied
her opinion of CAA. “I’m not going to
put up with this anymore.”
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Duke coach Mike Rrzyzewski added,
“I would think probably more people
thought we would lose here today than
But Duke, coming off a loss to
Maryland and playing without center
Carlos Boozer, remained confident The
Blue Devils played what they call Duke
basketball -40 minutes of running and
gunning and trapping.
And in the end, Duke left the Smith
Center with a 95-81 victory. It avenged
its Feb. 1 loss to North Carolina, proved
it could still win without Boozer and
won a share of its fifth consecutive ACC
regular season tide.
See DUKE, Page 5
Student Body Officers
By Jenny McLendon
After a series of interviews this week
end, a student government committee
has selected the student body officers for
Student Body President-elect Justin
Young’s fledgling administration.
Rudy Kleysteuber will serve as stu
dent body vice president, Kativa Parker
as treasurer and former Young oppo
nent Dustyn Baker as secretary in the
The selected candidates will go
before Student Congress on Tuesday for
The new officers have a history of
leadership at UNC. Kleysteuber, a
junior biology and philosophy major, is
co-president of the Campus Y and a
member of the Student Advisory
Committee to the Chancellor. Parker, a
junior philosophy and political science
major, served as assistant student body
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Tuesday: Windy, 45
Wednesday: Cloudy, 48
Monday, March 5, 2001
The Blue Devils snagged
half of the ACC regular
season crown to earn their
fifth championship in a row.
By T. Nolan Hayes
The mantra adopted by Duke this
season has been “to play like a fist.”
That is, all five extensions of the
hand - representative of Blue Devils on
the floor - bound tightly together.
The Blue Devils went into Sunday’s
game against North Carolina without
one of their
fingers - cen
was out with a
in his right foot -but still packed enough
of a punch to knock out the Tar Heels
95-81 before 21,750 at the Smith Center.
The victory not only gave Duke a
split in the season series with UNC, but
it also earned the Blue Devils a share of
the ACC title that the Tar Heels
clinched Wednesday night.
The conference crown is Duke’s fifth
in a row, an ACC record. Five fingers in
a fist? Five rings for five fingers.
“No one in ACC history has ever
done that - that’s why it’s so important
to us,” said Duke guard Chris Duhon,
who scored all 15 of his points in the
second half. “We played hard, and
thank God we won.”
Duke can also thank forward Shane
Battier and point guard Jason Williams,
two candidates for national-player-of
the-year honors who were even better
Battier racked up a double-double with
25 points and 11 rebounds and was a
defensive presence inside with five blocks
and four steals. Williams barely missed a
double-double of his own with game-high
totals of 33 points and nine assists.
“I thought Shane had a good game,”
North Carolina coach Matt Doherty
said, “and I thoughtjason Williams was
Williams shot 13-for-27 from the
field, including a 7-for-13 effort from
3-point range. But just as importandy,
he pushed the tempo and kept the game
a full-court race.
If BMW is the ultimate driving
machine, Williams might be the next
best thing. He got into the lane when
ever he wanted and either finished at
the hoop or kicked the ball out to open
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski also
gave Williams some help by starting
Duhon for the first time all year. The
See MEN'S BASKETBALL, Page 5
treasurer in Brad Matthews’ administra
tion. Former student body president
candidate Baker, a junior communica
tions major, also served in the Matthews
administration as an executive assistant
before resigning to enter the student
body president race.
Young said he is excited about the
new officers and the diversity of the
Cabinet “It makes me happy that they
are all overqualified for their positions
and are creative, enthusiastic people,”
Young said one of the things he
looked for in applicants was the willing
ness to take on the spirit of the new stu
dent government that he spoke of in his
campaign. “The roles (officers) will take
on are defined, but I want them to have
the freedom and initiative to define
what they want to do in their positions
as well,” he said.
See OFFICERS, Page 5