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BOG Loses Power to Trustees
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
Some state legislators have said three pro
visions of the state budget that shift responsi
bilities from the UNC-system Board of
Governors to cam
pus boards of
trustees were needed
to achieve more
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repeals part of a BOG tuition-setting policy
adopted three years ago, giving individual
campuses more power to gain approval for
Letting Off Steam
The darkened areas represent the location of the underground piping
systems to be upgraded in Polk Place this summer.
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Officials say the work will commence
at the end of this school year and will
be finished in time for the fall of 2002.
By Jeff Silver
The sights and sounds of Polk Place - dogs barking, chil
dren playing and students chatting - soon will be replaced
by the grind of backhoes and the pound of jackhammers.
Often considered the heart of UNC’s campus, Polk
Place will be home to a large-scale renovation project
beginning in the summer of 2002.
As part of an effort to upgrade steam lines on North
Campus, crews will dig up a portion of the historic quad
to replace the steam pipes that serve South Building,
Steele Building, the Campus Y, Saunders Hall, Gerrard
Hall, Bynum Hall and Playmakers Theatre.
Project Manager John Masson said the work will begin
after graduation in the spring and will be completed
before students return in the fall. He said the piping under
the quad was last renovated more than 50 years ago.
The Polk Place work is part of Phase II of the Hot
Water Heating Upgrade Project, which began in March
2001. Phase I, which is expected to be complete in August
2002, concentrates on replacing the steam pipes for 18
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Fla. Man Diagnosed With Anthrax After Spending 2 Weeks in N.C.
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - N.C. health officials said
Thursday night that the public is at little risk
of contracting anthrax even though a man
who recently spent two weeks in the state has
been diagnosed with that disease.
Health officials said they are in contact
with the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and their counterparts in Florida,
where the anthrax patient is hospitalized. At
a press conference, they emphasized that the
chances are “exceedingly small” that the
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campus-initiated tuition increases.
A second provision gives individual cam
puses the authority to hire all top-ranking
administrators except the chancellor without
the previously required BOG approval.
The third measure gives the individual
boards of trustees exclusive power to plan and
implement all information technology on their
campuses -a power that previously was shared
between the BOG and campus trustee boards.
Although some legislators have said the
provisions have decreased the BOG’s power
over individual campuses, some board mem
bers were supportive of the changes.
“What is in the statute at this point, we are
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Keith Hughes works on the pipeline outside Mangum Residence Hall. The project is similar to the pipeline
construction project scheduled to begin in Polk Place at the end of the academic year.
anthrax case is part of a terrorist attack.
State officials said the man, who is from south
Florida, visited Charlotte, Chimney Rock and
Duke University during the last half of
September. They would not say if he will live.
The officials said the man, tentatively iden
tified by The Associated Press as Robert
Stevens of Palm Beach County, arrived in
Charlotte by car Sept. 17. He left Duke on Sept.
30 to return home because he was feeling ill.
State officials said the man had come to
North Carolina for “outdoor purposes” but
would not elaborate. They added that they do
not know why the man visited Duke.
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very supportive of.” said BOG member
Priscilla Taylor. “It still gives the Board of
Governors the final authority to approve
tuition increases and personnel. But it does
give more flexibility to the individual cam
puses to make certain decisions.”
But both University officials and state leg
islators insist that the policy changes will not
significandy alter the way UNC-system offi
cials treat tuition increases or personnel mat
The tuition policy the BOG followed prior
to the passage of the budget was adopted in
November 1998 and allowed the board to
grant two types of tuition increases.
State health officials said anthrax can be
spread three ways: by eating contaminated
meat, contact with the skin or hair of infect
ed animals or through the air. Anthrax can
not be passed from person to person.
Anthrax symptoms, which can include skin
sores, vomiting and flu-like problems, vary
based on how the disease was contracted.
Officials said cases of anthrax are rare, but there
are one or two cases nationwide each year.
Dr. Kelly McKee, N.C. Communicable
Disease Section chief, said anthrax’s incubation
period can range from a day to weeks. “We can’t
say with any certainty where it was contracted.”
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The first was an annual systemwide tuition
increase to offset rising costs. A second part of
the policy allowed the BOG to grant tuition
increase requests from individual campuses if
the campus showed “extraordinary” circum
stances. Since the BOG adopted the tuition
setting policy, the board has not denied any
of the 11 campus-initiated tuition requests
brought before it
The provision the legislature passed two
weeks ago as part of the state budget elimi
nates the need for campuses to demonstrate
that an extraordinary situation exists.
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Debbie Crane, N.C. Department of Health
spokeswoman, said the agency has contacted
hospitals, including Duke and UNC, and coun
ty health agencies to check for other cases of
anthrax. “Nothing unusual has been reported so
far,” Crane said. “A single case does not consti
tute an outbreak.” Crane said the surveillance
process will continue for about two more weeks.
Dr. Steve Cline, N.C. Epidemiology
Section chief, said teams from the CDC are
looking for the source of infection in North
Carolina and in Florida.
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To Send Relief
To 'Poor Souls'
The humanitarian aid will include airdrops
of supplies over Afghanistan, according
to U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush committed $320 mil
lion in humanitarian aid to the “poor souls” of Afghanistan on
Thursday as he and allies from Mexico to Qatar moved ahead
with plans against terrorists sheltered by Afghanistan’s ruling
Taliban. “In our anger, we must never forget we’re a compas
sionate people,” the president said.
But CNN reported Thursday night that a senior defense
official said the United States is considering pre-emptive
strikes against air defense sites in Afghanistan to ensure safe
delivery of humanitarian aid.
Hundreds of foreign service personnel, integral to Bush’s effort
to build an international coalition against those responsible for the
Sept. 11 attacks, cheered Bush’s speech at the State Department
Fear of a U.S.-led military strike on the Taliban has chased
thousands of destitute Afghan civilians into neighboring
Pakistan. As many as 1.5 million Afghans, already weakened
by years of drought and civil war, could seek food and refuge
in Pakistan and nearby Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in
the coming months, the United Nations estimates.
Bush sought once more to assuage suspicion in the region
that his is a campaign against Muslims in general.
“This is not a war between our world and their world,” he
said. “It is a war to save the world.”
The new relief funds, which include $25 million in emer
gency aid that Bush authorized during the weekend, will go to
the United Nations, the Red Cross and other groups provid
ing food and medicine to Afghans and refugees.
“We will fight evil, but in order to overcome evil, the great
goodnessoL America mutt come forth and elaneto**l-And one
way to do so is to help the poor souls in Afghanistan,” Bush said.
The humanitarian campaign also will include military airdrops
of supplies, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters as
he rounded up support in the Middle East and Central Asia.
At the White House, Mexican President Vicente Fox
pledged his country’s “commitment all the way.”
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Chapel Hill, UNC
To Start New Era
Town Council member Joyce Brown voted
against the UNC Development Plan and said
the plan compromises some local residents.
By Amanda Wilson
Officials from UNC and the town of Chapel Hill say they
are looking forward to anew era of town-gown relations, ush
ered in by the Town Council’s nearly unanimous approval of
UNC’s Development Plan on Wednesday.
The Development Plan proposes 41 new buildings during
the course of eight years - the first installment of UNC’s
Master Plan. The town passed the plan after an almost three
month-long negotiation process with University officials.
The town passed the plan with 36 attached stipulations or
slight alterations to the University proposal that would act to
guard the interests of area residents.
Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, said that if the town had
rejected the Development Plan then the N.C. General
Assembly would have taken steps to address the matter. “We
believe the town made a great decision,” he said. “Pm delight
ed that we don’t have to go down that road.”
Mayor Rosemary Waldorf said the town and UNC were
able to reach an agreement on several issues such as noise,
light and stormwater drain-off. “I think we’ve gotten through
a very challenging process,” she said. “I feel very good today.”
Waldorf said she respected the University’s decision to pro
mote dialogue with Mason Farm Road residents who might be
affected by future construction in the area.
Although not oudined in the eight-year plan, University
officials specifically have expressed interest in the Mason
Farm area for the construction of a proposed road that would
connect South Campus and Fordham Boulevard.
But council member Joyce Brown, the lone dissenter in
Wednesday’s vote, said she feels the plan compromises area
residents. “The University has made it very clear that they
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