®lie Uatlg ®ar UM Hide Your Halogen Thanksgiving Break room checks will look for illegal items. See Page 3 www.dailytarheel.com FBI Advises Nation to Be on Highest Alert U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft asked citizens to be patient with further increases in security. The Associated Press WASHINGTON - The FBI issued anew terrorism warning Monday ask ing Americans and law enforcement to be on the highest alert for possible attacks this week in the United States Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues 9 wmm 1 if--... ■ j mßl^ tHK^^^Bßi DTH/GREG LOGAN Chapel Hill mayoral candidates Kevin Foy, Cam Hill and Lee Pavao participate in a debate in Hamilton Hall on Monday night (above). Carrboro mayoral candidates Stacy Smith (left) and Mike Nelson answer questions concerning issues such as housing and local business (below). Chapel Hill Forum 2 Carrboro Contenders Face Off Focuses on Growth By Tom Kingsley Staff Writer Chapel Hill mayoral candi dates fielded questions about growth, student housing and businesses in the area at a public forum Monday night. Candidates Kevin Foy, Cam Hill and Lee Pavao discussed the issues with audience members and a three-person panel at the forum, which was co-sponsored by Carolina Public Policy and The Daily Tar Heel. The panelists were David Godschalk, a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning; Aaron Nelson, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce; and Katie Hunter, editor of the DTH. Godschalk posed the first ques tion of the forum, asking about a proposed transportation system linking Chapel Hill to surround ing communities like Durham as a way to mitigate traffic problems associated with growth. ■ Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. George F.Will and abroad. Jk . The alert was based on new information that was deemed credible but was “not spe cific as to intended targets or as to intended meth ods,” FBI Director Robert Mueller said. The warning went out to Nation's 15th Case of Anthrax Confirmed in N.J. See Page 2 18,000 law enforcement agencies. “The administration has concluded Foy responded by saying the town must act now to prepare for growth. “If we can export ideas now, transportation problems will be less difficult to solve,” he said. But Hill said a proposed solu tion would not work without encouraging residents to seek alternate modes of transportation other than driving. “When the benefits of taking the bus out weigh the benefits of driving, people will take the bus,” he said. Pavao suggested creating a spe cial task force to examine region al transportation and cooperation with surrounding communities. “We have to think regionally,” he said. “If I am elected I will have a regional transportation task force with council members and citi zens.” Pavao also said UNC stu dents would be included in the proposed task force. All three candidates said UNC must be pushed to build attractive housing on campus to reduce the number of students See CHAPEL HILL, Page 2 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Say Cheese The UNC School of Medicine's Operation Smile chapter gets in gear. | See Page 5 based on informa tion developed that there may be additional terrorist attacks within the United States and against United States interests over the next week,” Attorney General John Ashcroft said. He said that while the informa m HL JBBk Backstreet Boys? Local business encourage creative Halloween costumes. See Page 7 ’ * ■ ? Wm U.S. President George W. Bush urged public activity. tion was not specific, the FBI was issu ing the alert to the American people because “they can make good judg ments and can understand this kind of information.” The attorney general asked citizens to be patient if they encounter additional security measures and to note any sus picious activities. “We urge Americans in the course of their normal activities to remain alert and to report unusual circumstances and inappropriate behavior to the appropri ate authorities,” he said. DTH/ERIN ESCARSEGA Mueller and Ashcroft declined to discuss the nature or source of the information that prompted the warn ing, saying only that it was deemed credible. Ashcroft canceled plans to travel to Toronto to address a conference of police chiefs. The alert is the second this month. On Oct. 11 the FBI said it had gath ered “certain information” that addi tional terrorism attacks could occur within days. Earlier Monday, President Bush was One topic of discussion at the forum was how each of the candidates would try to build Carrboro's commercial sector. By Jennifer Johnson Staff Writer Carrboro mayoral candidates Mike Nelson and Stacy Smith shared their views Monday night concerning local businesses, affordable housing, student residents, community safety and other issues at a public forum. The forum, hosted by The Daily Tar Heel and Carolina Public Policy, was led by three panelists who each asked the candidates two questions. Audience members also asked the candidates about issues. The panelists were Aaron Nelson, pres ident of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce; Katie Hunter, editor of the DTH; and David Godschalk, a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning. After opening statements by each can didate, Aaron Nelson initiated the infor mal discussion by asking how both can didates would improve the Carrboro business community. See CARRBORO, Page 2 Weather Today: Sunny; H 70, L 39 Wednesday: Sunny; H 70, L 45 Thursday: Cloudy; H 74, L 52 asked whether the government expect ed more attacks from groups associated with Osama bin Laden, the primary suspect in the Sept. 11 suicide hijack ings, that killed thousands of Americans in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. s Underscoring the balancing act that officials face in warning the public but not inciting panic, Bush urged people not to stop their daily activities. “The American public must go about their lives. I understand it’s a fine bal ance,” Bush said. Officials React To Decision About Parking Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff applauded the decision to eliminate campus parking for students in residence halls. By Jenny McLendon Staff Writer Officials say the decision made last week to eliminate cam pus parking for all students living in residence halls will address a serious need of faculty and staff, even though they expect some students to express concerns. Provost Robert Shelton and Nancy Suttenfield, vice chan cellor for finance and administration, announced their deci sion at last Thursday’s Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee meeting to eliminate on-campus parking for stu dents in residence halls, which they have said is based on a pressing need for faculty and staff members to have access to on-campus parking. Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff said the decision, though controversial, was an inevitable one because of facul ty and staff s unique needs and the difficulties they have faced for many years. “Nobody wanted to make this choice,” she said. “The real culprit is 20 years of lack of planning and procrastination. This shouldn’t surprise anyone - we knew it was coming.” Estroff said because faculty and staff do not have access to reliable public transportation, commuting to and from work can be a daunting task. “If you think about UNC as a workplace, it’s like extreme sports - can you even get there?” she said. “I think many faculty would be happy not to drive to work if there were reliable public transportation, but there isn’t” Estroff said faculty members with special needs, such as research and night classes, also have reported problems find ing parking spaces. “I’ve gotten e-mails from teachers in the evening college who can’t find spots at night because of stu dent parking,” she said. Estroff said some faculty wait years to receive permits in cer tain lots. “I hear people say things like, ‘My students have See PARKING, Page 2 UNC Hospitals Might Lose Their Reimbursements The Medicare agreement will be terminated Nov. 18 unless UNC Hospitals improve their procedures for treating mentally ill patients. By Daniel Thigpen Assistant University Editor A division of the federal Department of Health and Human Services has formally notified UNC Hospitals that its Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements will be terminated due to findings from a state investigation of a mentally ill patient’s alleged suicide. But department officials said the hospital can prevent the termination if it significantly improves its procedures for deal ing with mentally ill patients by Nov. 18. In a letter sent to die hospital Friday, representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told hospi tal officials that the Medicare agreement between the UNC Hospitals and the federal agency will be terminated Nov. 18. See UNC HOSPITALS, Page 2 c>

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