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Board Conditionally Supports Growth Plan
By Matt Viser
The Chapel Hill Planning Board
issued a final recommendation on UNC’s
Development Plan on Tuesday night,
stating that the town should only support
the plan if 33 changes are made to it.
The board also recommended that
the Chapel Hill Town Council further
discuss whether the town should push
for three additional changes to the
UNC to Run
Starting Oct. 1, UNC will run
background checks on all
new employees, an effort
aimed at boosting safety.
By Lizzie Breyer
After several months of deliberation,
UNC officials have decided to conduct
criminal background checks for every
employee the University hires.
Members of the University commu
nity, including a student who was
allegedly attacked by a UNC employee
who had a criminal record, say manda
tory background checks will create a
safer campus environment.
“This is clearly an area (where) we
felt we could make an important contri
bution to the safety of staff and students
without parting with a large expenditure
of funds,” said Drake Maynard, senior
director of human resources.
The policy, which will take effect
Oct. 1, calls for mandatory criminal
background checks for all temporary
and permanent staff, faculty and admin
Maynard said UNC will use the N.C.
Administrative Office of Courts database,
to which the University has a free con
nection. Previously, the University only
used the database for people applying for
“positions of trust,” where employees had
access to students’ personal information.
Members of the Department of
Public Safety will work with the human
resources department to follow up if an
applicant shows a past record.
Maynard said he was worried that the
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Suspect Identified in Break-Ins
By Kathleen Wirth
Assistant City Editor
Police officials say they have identified a sus
pect in the recent string of break-ins at four
Police arrested David Craig, 37, of 100 W.
Rosemary St., in connection to an Aug. 19
break-in at the Carolina Brewery, located at
460 W. Franklin St.
Police charged Craig on Thursday with one
felony count of breaking and entering larceny,
four misdemeanor counts of damaging com
puters, two misdemeanor counts of injury to
real property and one misdemeanor count of
injury to personal property.
Although Craig only has been charged with
one breaking and entering count, Chapel Hill
police spokeswoman Jane Cousins said police
also have tagged him as a suspect in break-ins
last week at four area businesses.
The four break-ins, two of which took place
cin Franklin Street, all occurred within a period
of just more than 24 hours on Aug. 29 and 30.
“We’re certainly looking at him as a suspect,
The board’s recommendation will go
before the council for in early October.
A public hearing is set for Sept. 19 to
give residents a chance to air concerns.
The town created anew zoning cate
gory for UNC this summer on the condi
tion that the University submit a
Development Plan to the town for
The most debated issue at Tuesday
night’s meeting was a four-lane access
road along the southern border of cam
pus. The road appears in UNC’s Master
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Chancellor to Address UNC Community
Chancellor James Moeser
will hold his first State of
the University address at 3
p.m. today in the Great Hall.
By Stephanie Horvath
Assistant University Editor
When Chancellor James Moeser
takes the stage in the Great Hall today to
give the first official State of the
University Address, he will be speaking
to a campus with a diverse agenda.
but at this point he hasn’t been
charged with anything more,”
Cousins said. “He has a history of
being arrested for this same crime.”
Reports state that police arrest
ed Craig on May 8 in conjunction
with a string of break-ins to four
different Eastgate businesses, all of
which occurred in less than a 12-
hour period on April 16 and 17.
According to the Orange
County Administrative Office of
the Courts’ Web site, no charges
are pending in the Eastgate arrests,
and Cousins said she did not know
how the cases had been resolved.
But Cousins said police singled
Craig out as a suspect because the method of
entry used at the Carolina Brewery and at the
four Eastgate businesses was identical to the
entry method used by the perpetrators of the
Franklin Street break-ins.
In all nine incidents, various objects, includ
ing large rocks, were used to smash the front
door and gain entry to the business, reports state.
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Plan, a 50-year blueprint for campus
growth, but is absent in its Development
Plan, an eight-year plan.
The issue was a point of contention
because the Development Plan calls for
a “perimeter transition area” that board
members fear will later become the four
University officials said there are no
immediate plans to build another access
road but that the access road will play an
integral role in UNC’s future growth.
Another portion of the Development
With concerns ranging from suitable
pay for housekeepers to corporate pres
ence at UNC, members of the UNC
community are all waiting to hear differ
ent things when Moeser speaks at 3 p.m.
UNC News Services Director Mike
McFarland said Tuesday that Moeser was
not available to comment on his speech.
But Sue Estroff, Faculty Council chair
woman, said she hopes the chancellor will
address a broad range of academic issues.
“I think we would like to hear more from
(Moeser) about the academic side of the
University other than genomics,” she said.
Estroff also said she would like Moeser
David Craig, 37,
of 100 W. Rosemary St.
ical evidence found at the scene of the crime.
Craig is being held at the Orange Countyjail
under a $20,000 secured bond and was sched
uled to appear in the Orange County Superior
Court on Friday.
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on national team.
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Plan that was not supported by the res
olution is anew Ambulatory Care
Center proposed by UNC Health Care.
Residents say ambiguity in the plan
makes it difficult to visualize what the
new center will look like.
University officials worry that the
additional stipulations the planning
board recommended might hinder flex
One stipulation limits the amount of
space UNC can use along Mason Farm
Road, the area where the University
to tackle the role of athletics at UNC and
the corporate presence on campus. But
she said she doubts that will happen. “I
have a feeling he’s going to announce
some major donations or contributions."
Provost Robert Shelton also said
Moeser will discuss the Carolina First cam
paign, which will publicly launch Oct. 12,
University Day. The campaign aims to
triple UNC’s portion of the $3.1 billion
bond referendum with private donations.
But Student Body President Justin
Young said he hopes Moeser will address
more than how to add money to the
University’s till. “He’s been on the defen
“He’s (used this method to
gain entry) before,” Cousins said.
Reports state that an alarm
sounded at the Carolina Brewery
at 4:17 a.m. on Aug. 19.
Officers arrived at the restau
rant and found that a burglar had
pulled the front door off its hinges
and proceeded to damage sever
al computers, causing $12,750
worth of damage, reports state.
The intruder also broke into
an interior office and caused an
additional S7OO worth of damage
to a desk.
The arrest, made on Thursday
at 11:30 p.m., was based on phys-
later plans to add the four-lane road and
a transportation corridor.
Although planning board members
spent a majority of their meeting debat
ing this area, they choose to remove it
from their recommendation to the Town
Board member Bob Reda said, “I think
when it comes down to it, we don’t have
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sive on what some feel is the corporati
zation of the University and this push for
money, money, money,” Young said.
“Fd like to see his response to that.”
Off campus, Moeser’s interaction with
Chapel Hill officials has been closely scru
tinized. Jonathan Howes, special assistant
to the chancellor, said Moeser will also
address town-gown relations in his speech.
But Moeser’s communication on
campus also is watched carefully by
some. Young said he wants to see the
chancellor interact more with students
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Freshman Mariam Missaghi, an international studies major from San Francisco,
catches up on some reading while waiting for a friend by the sundial outside
Morehead Planetarium on Tuesday afternoon.
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Out-of-state students who
get financial aid could
see more money to cover
the retroactive tuition hike.
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
Financial aid officials say they are
preparing a plan to help students pay
for a higher-than-expected tuition
increase, but there might not be enough
money for everyone.
UNC officials say final tuition bills
will be mailed around Sept 14, about
two weeks after the state legislature
approved a 9 percent across-the-board
retroactive tuition increase.
In-state students will receive bills for
about $47 in additional tuition. Out-of
state students will have to pay an extra
$460 this semester. UNC officials have
not set a deadline for when students will
have to pay the bill.
The tuition increase is in addition to
a S3OO increase, primarily to fund fac
ulty salaries, that the N.C. General
Assembly approved last summer.
Shirley Ort, director of scholarships
and student aid, said the financial aid
office was caught off-guard by the
amount of the increase.
Ort said financial aid awards for the
2001-02 year were based on the S3OO
hike and a 4 percent tuition increase rec
ommended by the Board of Governors.
“At the time, we didn’t anticipate the
additional 5 percent increase,” she said.
Ort said administrators might have a
difficult time finding enough aid because
none of the 9 percent increase is set
aside specifically for financial assistance.
About 35 percent of the campus-ini
tiated increase was for financial aid.
Ort said in-state students would be
eligible for loans only due to the rela
tively low amount of their increase. She
added that students would have to con
tact the financial aid office before their
loans could be increased.
“But the loan (increases) are not guar
anteed because some students have
already maxed out their Stafford Loan.”
The federal Stafford Loan program
limits the amount a student can borrow
each year based on a student’s class.
Ort said University financial aid offi
cials will meet today to examine how
much money is still available in schol
arship accounts. Leftover scholarship
account funds usually are distributed to
those students who applied late for aid.
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