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By Emily Drum
The University has taken another
important step on the road to making its
Master Plan come to life.
UNC submitted its Development
Plan for campus expansion to the
Chapel Hill Town Council on July 5.
The town has 90 days to review the
inch-thick document, and will vote on it
Could Be Closed
To Raise Money
With a high unemployment rate and a
declining economy, North Carolina's superi
or Triple-A bond rating could be in jeopardy.
By Matt Viser
City, State & National Editor
The budget clock is ticking louder by the second as legis
lators continue meeting this week in an effort to find ways to
clear up a bleak revenue picture.
Most discussions have dealt with how much money can be
generated and which sources of revenue will be used.
Loophole closings, income-tax and sales-tax increases have all
been on the table for discussion among N.C. House and
Senate conference committee members.
Legislators realized earlier this wcek-that the projected rev
enue growth they were using was too high. Originally, budget
writers in both the House and the Senate estimated an overall
revenue growth of 5.3 percent over the next year. But they
realized this estimate was too generous, given a poor econo
my and high unemployment rate.
“As the economy has turned sour, we found our spending
exceeded our revenue,” said Rep. Warren Oldham, D-Forsyth,
co-chairman of the House Conferees. The revenue growth pro
jections have been scaled down to 4 percent The decrease means
$167 million less for budget writers to use.
Several adjustments will have to be made to make up for
this change in revenue. “We’ve got to make more cuts or
increase revenue," said Paul Luebke, D-Durham.
It appears as if a tax increase of some sort will be inevitable.
Although tax increases have not been favorable in the House,
representatives have started to indicate they may be willing to
accept some of the Senate’s proposed tax-loophole closings.
Loopholes are areas of special interest where taxes can be
increased. The Senate included nine loophole closings in their
version of the budget, amounting to $l9O million in revenue.
The House removed all loophole closings from their budget
But legislation passed in the House Finance Committee
Tuesday in a 19-14 vote, approving three of the Senate’s nine
tax-loophole closings. “This is an important bill because it’s
getting people to pay the taxes that are due,” said Luebke, co
chairman of the House Finance Committee. The three loop
hole closings would raise s6l million in revenue.
Also being discussed among budget writers is an increase
See BUDGET, Page 2
Lincoln High Culture Celebrated
By Emily Canaday
A group of six Lincoln High School
football players, their uniforms soiled
with the sweetness of victory, huddle
before the camera while reveling in their
1964 championship victory, unaware
that within a mere two years the com
munity would change forever as their
beloved high school would cease to exist
The new multimedia exhibit at the
Chapel Hill Museum, “Lincoln High: The
Mighty Tigers,” gives a voice to the former
students and the black community to
express their side of the consolidation of
Lincoln into Chapel Hill High School.
The exhibit, an attempt to foster bet
ter understanding between ethnicities,
gives insight into how integration truly
affected the black community.
History has led us to believe in the
glory of integration and the transforma
tion it brought to American society, but
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The plan includes not only building
plans, but also solutions for traffic pat
terns, environmental issues, town noise
ordinances, storm-water management,
public utilities, pedestrian circulation
and historic districts.
The Development Plan comes on top
of the town’s July 2 approval of UNC’s
rezoning proposal, which places the
University in anew Office/Institutional
-4 zoning district.
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Memorial Hall, built in 1885, will begin renovations in February 2002. This will be the first renovation the hall has had in its
history and will include improved dressing rooms (below), performance space and a state-of-the-art sound system.
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the multimedia exhibit brings forth a
powerful and emotional message that
integration is not all it is cracked up to be.
“It is a story that needed to be told,”
said Chapel Hill Museum Director
Morgan Kenney. “It is a story of success
of a good group of people during a time
of heavy adversity who weren’t dealt
much but who made the very best of
what they had to work with, producing
From the very beginning, Lincoln
High was at a disadvantage. Until the
school closed in 1966, it functioned with
out lockers, paved sidewalks, athletic
equipment or uniforms, classroom sup
plies, school transportation and adequate
shop, science, or music classrooms.
These disadvantages did not impede
the success of the school, however.
Because it needed so much, the commu
nity supported the school, donating
money and services and paying for the
first activity bus. “Segregation left very
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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litde for black people to do, so the school
became the centerpiece of the commu
nity,” said 1962 graduate Fred Batde.
“Lincoln was the pride of the communi
ty. It gave the people a purpose.”
In addition to the overwhelming sup
port of the community, the loyalty of the
teachers and the administration was
unfaltering. “The success of the school
was indeed astounding, largely due to the
spirit of the black community, the quali
ty of the teachers and the intense dedica
tion of the principal,” Kenney said.
The exhibit tells of the teadiers living
in the same neighborhoods as the stu
dents and taking time to get to know the
parents. They bought school supplies
with their own money and took an inter
est in the futures of the pupils.
The football team was one of the
most cherished elements of Lincoln.
The 2-A school played in a 3-A league,
and made it to in the state championship
eight out of nine years, winning or tying
approximately 5.9 million square feet as
part of the Master Plan approved by the
Board of Trustees in March.
Associate Vice Chancellor, for
Facilities Services Bruce Runberg said
that all of the buildings outlined in the
Development Plan meet the require
ments in the Master Plan.
“Clearly, it's an all-inclusive plan and
an integrative plan,” Runberg said. “We
basically don't have any projects in there
that are unnecessary.”
By Kate Hartig
When Benjamin and Maxine Swalin
wandered around the UNC campus for
the first time in 1935, they were awe
struck by Memorial Hall, with its large
Grecian pillars facing Cameron Avenue.
“It was like seeing a little part of
Greece right on campus,” Swalin said.
“It was the building that partly caused
us to want to stay here; it looked so dig
nified sitting there.”
Memorial Hall is dedicated to to for
mer N.C. Governor and UNC
President David Lowry Swain, and also
to the UNC students who died in the
Civil War. While the hall is home to
six times. The 1964 team that won the
state championship was never beaten,
tied or even scored upon. Coach Willie
“Brad" Bradshaw enjoyed a record of 50
wins, 3 ties and 4 losses. His successor,
William Peerman, won 128 games, had
3 ties and lost only 17 games.
“Football was more than just a sport,”
said Bob Gilgor, interviewer and pho
tographer for the exhibit “It was a sym
bol of pride that the students, parents
and larger black community had in the
school, and its success was a message to
outsiders that LHS stood for excellence.”
This message to outsiders was
answered by completely full stadiums at
every game. “We would have just as
many white spectators as we would
black,” recalled Bradshaw. “Because
everyone wanted to see Lincoln because
they knew that Lincoln exemplified an
excellence in sports.”
See LINCOLN, Page 2
Watch the Fur Fly
"Cats and Dogs" wage war in this
animated flick, but the film is
strictly kids' stuff. See Page 4
Provost Robert Shelton said it is nec
essary to look at the long run to make
growth a positive experience for both
the University and the town.
“We're coming to them with the whole
picture,” he said. “(The Development
Plan) is truth in advertising.”
Shelton added that, if planned well,
UNC's expansion can benefit Chapel
Hill. He said the town will gain addi-
See DEVELOPMENT, Page 2
hundreds of remembrance plaques and
decades of history, it houses countless
memories for many people.
Especially for Maxine Swalin. The
Swalins directed and developed the
N.C. Symphony into a full orchestra
that began travelling around the state
performing concerts for all ages in 1944.
Her husband conducted the N.C-
Symphony for 33 years.
They considered Chapel Hill a
“home” for the symphony in the begin
ning, playing annually at Memorial Hall.
Swalin remembers when she used to
bring a wash basin and towels to N.C.
Symphony shows at Memorial Hall so
See MEMORIAL, Page 2
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Hargraves Center prepares to dunk summer campers Grace Moon (left)
and Shana Bryant (right). The two hold their noses in anticipation.
Thursday, July 12, 2001
Paperwork and contractor
problems have delayed the
opening of the club located
in a former movie theater.
By Emily Canaday
Construction on the nightclub NV,
which was scheduled to open in late
February, has been slowed because of a
violation of the North Carolina Building
Code and the owner’s submission of
false information on the building permit
application, Town of Chapel Hill
Building Inspector Bobby Pettiford said
According to state law, a licensed
contractor must be used when the cost
of remodeling a leased building exceeds
$30,000. Brent Lee, the owner of NV,
exceeded this amount by $25,000 and
falsely stated on his permit application
that he was the owner of the building,
The club, in the former Ram Triple
Theatre location, has long been antici
pated as anew addition to Chapel Hill
nightlife. The three-story club will exceed
10,000 square feet and will provide live
music as well as well-known DJs.
But on May 16, Pettiford issued a
stop-work order, halting all construction
on the building until a licensed contrac
tor was hired and filed with the town.
Lee has recently hired Providence
Development Group of Greensboro to
oversee the project, but because he has
not filled out the building permit, the
town does not recognize this develop
ment as legal.
“That should be up to the contractor,”
Lee said. But under town regulations, Lee
is required to sign the building permit
Lee began working this week on
completing installation of a light and
sound system. But the town prohibits
construction until the work order per
mit issue has-been resolved.
“Until the order is lifted, all work done
on the building is illegal,” Pettiford said.
Lee originally planned to open NV in
February, but his plans were delayed after
problems with his former contractor.
“I wanted to do things one way, and
the contractor wanted to do things his
way, and sinoe it is my club I thought it
was time for him to go,” Lee said. “I
thought since I was running the show
that I could avoid these types of delays,
but obviously I couldn’t.”
Lee would not reveal who his con
NV would be a private, members-
See NV, Page 2