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FBI Investigates Link Between Anthrax Cases
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Security officials
sealed off one wing of an eight-story
Senate building and dispensed precau
tionary antibiotics by the hundreds
Tuesday as the
FBI probed simi
larities between an
anthrax case in
New York and a
spore-spiked letter mailed to Senate
Officials Announce 8-Year Nike Contract
By Stephanie Horvath
Assistant University Editor
University officials announced Tuesday
that UNC has signed one of the largest
contracts ever agreed upon by Nike and a
collegiate athletics department.
The eight-year contract, the third
UNC has entered with Nike, is valued at
$28.34 million, a substantial increase
from the University’s current five-year
$11.6 million contract that expires at the
end of this school year.
The contract, signed Monday, is
landmark in nature not only because of
its size and monetary worth but also
because of the incorporation of UNC’s
labor code, a topic of contention on
campus in recent years.
The deal also includes a stipulation
giving the University 10 percent of roy
alties from the sale of merchandise bear
ing the UNC logo, up from 8 percent in
the previous deal. The new contract
takes effect July 1, 2002.
“We are comfortable in saying that
this is one of the largest,” said Director
of Athletics Dick Baddour at Tuesday’s
press conference. Through the contract,
Nike will provide all 28 UNC varsity
sports with uniforms, practice gear and
equipment. Baddour said UNC is one of
about half a dozen schools that have all
their varsity sports funded by Nike.
Moeser said the money from Nike is
particularly important in light of the state
budget crisis. “This helps us with our
commitment to support the entirety of
the program. Without it, we’d have two
choices - fewer sports or massive reallo
cation of funds from the University.”
But the deal also is groundbreaking in
the area of labor standards, Moeser said.
“This new contract extension between the
University and Nike sets anew standard
for social responsibility," Moeser said.
The contract calls for Nike to abide by
the University’s Code of Labor Conduct
and for Nike to disclose all manufactur
ing plants that make UNC merchandise
and uniforms. Those plants are subject to
independent external monitoring by the
Fair Labor Association, of which the
University is a dues-paying member.
In addition, UNC has promised to
implement a policy requiring all appar
el bearing the University’s logo to be
made by licensed dealers who are sub
ject to the same standards as Nike. UNC
has about 580 licensees will) 2,700 man
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Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
“Obviously, these are difficult times,”
said Daschle, as the Senate -and the
nation it represents - grappled with the
unsettling threat of bioterrorism.
A thousand miles to the south,
Floridian Ernesto Blanco lay ill in a hos
pital with the inhaled form of anthrax,
less than two weeks after a co-worker
died of the same illness.
In New York, headquarters for many
of the nation’s high-profile news media
ufacturing sites worldwide.
Baddour said UNC negotiators sug
gested the idea of the uniform policy and
found Nike was receptive to it. “That
actually was a success we didn’t antici
pate, moving into another area,” said Rut
Tufts, co-chairman of UNC’s Labor
Licensing Code Advisory Committee.
The contract also includes an escape
clause that allows UNC to terminate the
agreement with Nike if the company fails
to remedy any recurring violations of the
University’s labor code in its facilities.
Baddour said it is hard to say exact
ly what would warrant termination.
“That’s something you have to look at as
it’s happening,” Baddour said.
Asa part of the contract, Nike also is
financing trips for two members of the
University community to visit one of the
manufacturing plants where UNC
apparel is made. A committee made up
of 19 students, faculty and staff members
advised the negotiators during the deal.
“We have been completely open and
candid with the campus as these discus
sions unfolded,” Moeser said.
Besides the labor provisions, the con
tract also includes clauses that benefit
nonathletes. Asa part of the deal, Nike
will give SBOO,OOO to the Chancellor’s
Academic Enhancement Fund each
year, money Moeser said will benefit
undergraduate education. The contract
also gives the Department of Athletics
$200,000, half of which will be used to
fund teams without additional Nike con
The debate on the use of corporate
signage in Kenan Stadium and the
Smith Center also arose in the recon
tracting talks. There is currently no such
signage in the facilities, but if the
University adopts a policy allowing it,
Nike reserves the right to receive sig
nage as part of the contract.
“All of us agree the culture of this
place is special,” Moeser said. “The
atmosphere of Kenan Stadium and the
Smith Center is special. If we do it, it’ll
be carefully done and discreetly done.”
Baddour said negotiations with Nike
were cordial and that UNC officials never
felt pressure. “At no time during these nine
years has the University or Department of
Athletics compromised our values or our
culture, nor has Nike expected us to.”
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corporations, officials said they expect
full recoveries for two people, an NBC
news employee and the 7-month-old son
of an ABC producer, infected with a less
lethal form of the disease.
Yet five weeks after terrorist strikes
killed 5,000 in New York and
Washington, D.C., the nation reeled
under a continuing series of disclosures
involving letters tainted by anthrax bac
teria, spores discovered in a postal facil
ity in Florida, coundess innocent scares
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Chancellor James Moeser addresses reporters Tuesday afternoon. Moeser and
Director of Athletics Dick Baddour announced the signing of anew eight-year contract with Nike.
Construction Sparks Gas Fire
By Kellie Dixon
Local officials battled a blaze Tuesday
night that raged more than UN) feet high
and sent one construction worker to the
hospital in critical condition.
The lire started when a gas main broke
around 9 p m Tuesday. The fire burned
(or more liian two hours, officials said
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Chapel Hill and Carrboio fire depart
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and a not just a few malicious hoaxes.
“As the evidence unwinds, there may
end up being a formal tie” between the
anthrax cases and Osama bin Laden’s
terrorist network, said Tom Ridge, who
was recendy sworn in as the head of the
new Office of Homeland Security.
Other officials didn’t go quite so far
but said they are looking for links
between anthrax and the man suspected
of orchestrating the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks that killed thousands in New
A member of the construction crew
was taken to UNC Hospitals around 9:30
p.m. A fellow construction worker said the
man suffered second-degree bums to his
arm and first degree bums to his face.
The gas company PSNC Energy, a
Sranna Company, cut off the gas lines at
around 10:30 p.m. an official speculated.
Three employees from PSNC dug a
ditch off Estes Drive, attempting to slow
the flow of gas to the blaze.
David I-ee, a pipe layer for Thalle
Construction Company, said the compa
ny has worked on the site for about four
weeks. Ire said there were about four
other worker* on die site besides himself
at tin- time of the incident The workers
were laying a walet main “We had just got
started, and I guess the pijie; was right
York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
FBI Director Robert Mueller told
reporters there were “certain similarities”
between the letter addressed to NBC
anchor Tom Brokaw and the mail
unsealed in Daschle’s office across the
street from the Capitol several days later.
Both were postmarked in Trenton,
NJ., and Mueller said there were simi
larities in handwriting, as well. Two offi
cials, speaking on condition of anonymi
ty, said the letters contained similar
where the edge of the road was," he said.
“We weren’t even a foot and a half deep.”
Motorist Susanna Rodell, of 2604
Orange Chapel Clover Garden Road,
said she was waiting at the intersection
to take a right turn onto Franklin Street.
“I was sitting there waiting to turn
right and the thing just exploded,”
Rodell said. “Just a huge ball of flame
went up in the air in front of us. I
opened the door and just yelled to my
daughter to get out and run.’
Her new green Ford F-150 pickup ignit
ed within minutes, she said. “Pd been w ait
ing to buy that truck for so long.. .. It was
tough watching ;t go up in flames."
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threatening messages expressing anti-
American and anti-Israeli sentiments
and included a pro-Muslim statement.
Thejustice Department released pho
tos of the two envelopes, addressed in
handwritten block letters that appear
similar. Both contained a postmark from
Trenton, NJ., and both also appeared to
have metered stamps.
Since Oct. 1, Mueller said, “the FBI
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The Kenan Trust has given
$27 million to fund 10 new
endowed professorships at
more than $3 million each.
By Nikki Werking
Officials say a recent donation to fund
endowed professorships will be a signifi
cant contribution to the Carolina First
fund-raising campaign and will help the
University recruit and retain new faculty.
The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable
Trust has committed a donation of $27
million to fund up to 10 new Eminent
Professorships worth more than $3 mil
lion each. The gift officially was
announced by Chancellor James
Moeser on Oct. 12, University Day.
UNC officials say the gift will help
the University draw and retain out
standing new faculty at a crucial time.
“The professorships go to the core of a
great university because it builds a great
faculty,” said Provost Robert Shelton.
Speed Hallman, executive director of
UNC’s development communications,
said the gift is a big step forward for the
Carolina First campaign, whose primary
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At Full Speed
No charges had been filed
Tuesday in regards to the
incident, which occurred
on the N.C. 54 Bypass.
By Kristen Heflin
A Carrboro man was left uncon
scious Monday night after a vehicle
traveling at an estimated 45 mph struck
Henry Lee Mann, 65, of Carrboro
was in serious condition Tuesday
evening, a UNC Hospitals spokes
Mann, who lives off West Poplar
Avenue, was in the neurosurgery' inten
sive care unit at UNC Hospitals on
Tuesday, the spokeswoman also said.
Mann was crossing N.C. 54 Bypass at
8:25 a.m. when a red pickup truck hit
him. The vehicle was traveling east on
N.C. 54 Bypass between Oleander
Road and West Poplar Avenue.
A report from an eyewitness stated
that a red pickup truck hit the man
head-on without reducing speed.
Reports also state that the witness
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