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Sunday, Nov. 18
■ A homeless woman was found in
the lounge of the Student Union at 5:09
p.m. applying a permanent hair relax
er to her hair, reports state. The woman
claimed to be a Lenoir Dining Hall
employee, but she could not produce a
UNO ONE Card.
She was given a copy of the trespass
warning and told to leave the University
premises. She was allowed to rinse her
hair before leaving, reports state.
■ University police responded at 4:33
a.m. to a disturbance at Ehringhaus
Residence Hall, reports state. Five stu
dents were involved in a verbal argu
ment, and two exchanged punches. The
injured student refused medical attention,
reports state. No charges were pressed.
■ A car was vandalized in the Hinton
James Residence Hall lower parking lot,
reports state. The victim reported that the
passenger window was busted out and
that there was a large dent above the rear
door. Two cases of compact discs were
taken, reports state. Broken glass and an
empty beer bottle were found on the
ground near the vehicle.
Saturday, Nov. 17
■ A car was reported stolen at 1:30
a.m. from the Hintonjames parking lot,
reports state. The victim stated he last
saw the vehicle Nov. 10, reports state.
He stated that he did not realize the car
was missing earlier because he does not
drive the car during the week. The vic
tim stated the car was not locked
because it was broken into last week and
the locks were smashed, reports state.
Friday, Nov. 16
■ A student reported at 11 a.m. his
car stereo stolen after his car was towed
from the Davis Library loading area
and impounded at the Chapel Hill
Compound, police reports state. The
student located what he believed to be
his car stereo on the floor of another
vehicle, reports state. The stereo was
taken to the crime lab, and the area was
processed for finger prints, reports state.
■ A backhoe parked at the Craige
Parking Deck was reported damaged at
10:17 a.m. when someone bent the con
trol handles that operate the backhoe,
reports state. The rear view mirror also
was torn off. Damage was estimated at
SSOO, reports state.
Sunday, Nov. 18
■ Carrboro police arrested Lamont
Bradsher, 38, of 810 N.C. 54 at 8:14
p.m. for breaking and entering into an
automobile at 311 E. Main St.
Reports state that Bradsher faces one
felony count of breaking and entering,
one misdemeanor count of larceny and
one misdemeanor count of possession of
stolen property. Reports also state that
Bradsher was confined to the Orange
County Jail on a $1,500 secured bond.
Bradsher was scheduled to appear in
Orange County District Court in
Hillsborough on Monday, reports state.
Saturday, Nov. 17
■ Carrboro police arrested Juan
Rojas, 21, Jose Rojas, 24, and Ricardo
Lopez, 17, all of the Arbor Meadows
Apartment complex at 112 N.C. 54.
Reports state that the men engaged in a
fight in the parking lot at about 4:30
Reports also state that all three men
were arrested at 4:33 a.m. and each was
given a $l5O secured bond. Juan Rojas
and Jose Rojas posted bond while
Lopez was transported to the Orange
All three men face one misdemeanor
charge of simple affray and are sched
uled to appear at Orange County
District Court in Hillsborough on Jan.
21, reports state.
■ Chapel Hill police responded to a
call at 7:54 a.m. at 504 Belmont St.
regarding breaking and entering and
larceny to a vehicle. The total value of
the stolen goods was $1,924 in compact
discs, a car stereo, leather briefcase and
other items, reports state. The case is
closed with all leads exhausted.
Friday, Nov. 16
■ Chapel Hill police responded to
an assault and robbery call at 3:41 p.m.
at 150 E. Rosemary St. Reports state
that an unknown individual assaulted
the victim and stole $360 in cash. The
case is under further investigation.
■ Chapel Hill police responded to
an automobile theft call at 6:16 a.m. at
800 Airport Road. Reports state that an
unknown individual stole a 2001 Ford
Shuttle Bus, valued at $85,000. The bus
was last known to be secure on 11 a.m.
Thursday. The case is under further
Schools Will Not Post 10 Commandments
The Orange County School
Board rejected a proposal
to post the commandments,
citing possible legal issues.
Bv Scott Warfield
The Orange County Board of
Education quickly dismissed the possi
bility of posting the Ten
Commandments in its schools at a meet
ing Monday night.
The issue, which was prompted by
concern from a board member, comes
N.C. Lacks Appeals Court Representation
Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., is blocking
circuit court judge nominations, a tactic
long employed by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.
By Julia Lamm
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is having difficulty
getting N.C. representation on the court.
N.C. Judge Terrence Boyle was nominated to the 4th
Circuit by President Bush in May, but his nomination has
been blocked by Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.
Boyle, a former aide to Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., is the fifth
judge from North Carolina to have his nomination blocked by
one of the state’s two senators since 1992. When a president
nominates a judicial appointee, either senator from the
appointee’s state has the right to reject the choice.
The block mimics Helms’ actions during the Clinton
administration, when Helms stopped four of Clinton’s nomi
nees from reaching Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.
The 15-seat Court of Appeals has lacked N.C. representa
tion since Judge Sam Ervin Ill's death in September 1999.
“In the past eight years, no (N.C.) nominee has been given
a hearing on the Judiciary Committee,” said Mike Briggs,
Edward’s press secretary.
The appellate court is the last stop for cases before the U.S.
Supreme Court. The 4th Circuit represents North Carolina, South
Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. N.C. represen
tation on the court has dwindled because replacements have not
been named for N.C. judges who have left the circuit, Briggs said.
Edwards expressed a desire for a bipartisan approach to N.C.
representation in ajanuary letter to Helms. “As you know, either
of us can block appointments to these posts, but it is in the inter
est of our state that we work out a system where neither of us is
forced to resort to such drastic measures,” the letter stated.
But Briggs said Helms is not trying to work with Edwards.
“Senator Helms hasn’t found time to answer (the letter).”
In spite of such criticism, Helms’ aides say he supports
Boyle based on his experience and judicial temperament.
“He’s been an excellent judge on the district court,” said Joe
Lanier, Helms’ legislative director.
Edwards’ aides say blocking Boyle’s nomination is part of a
mission to come up with a set of nominees that is ethnically and
ideologically balanced. “We can work this out sooner if the
White House will come up with someone who provides the bal
ance that Senator Edwards has been looking for,” Briggs said. He
said Edwards also is trying to increase minority representation.
Judge Roger Gregory from Virginia became the first black
judge appointed to the 4th Circuit bench injanuary.
Although it is still uncertain when a representative from North
Carolina will be chosen, UNC law professor Louis Bilionis said
debate about circuit court appointments is not unusual. “The
question of how to fill vacant seats on the 4th Circuit Court of
Appeals has been a controversial one for nearly a decade,"
Bilionis said. “I don’t think any of the criticisms today are more
valid than they were during the Clinton administration.”
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BOT Delays Commitment to Landfill Cleanup
By Carolyn Pearce
The Board of Trustees announced
Friday that it is delaying the University’s
commitment to cleaning a landfill on the
Horace Williams Tract, despite town
Although the BOT agreed with most
of the town’s recent Memorandum of
Understanding -a 17-point proposal
outlining the town’s expectations of the
University as it develops the tract - its
response differed with the town on three
of the suggestions.
UNC’s response to the town’s
Senate to Unveil New District Maps
By Jennifer Samuels
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - The N.C. Senate
Redistricting Committee will meet today
to discuss several plans to redraw North
Carolina’s congressional districts,
including a plan of its own.
Sen. Brad Miller, D-Wake, co-chair
man of the committee, said a Senate
map that is more appealing to
Democrats than the one the House
passed last week will be presented
Miller said he thinks the Senate
deserves a say in the new redistricting
“We have (voting) buttons too,” he
said. “We got elected too and should
have a say.”
Miller predicted that the Senate map
months after a state decision that allows
school boards to chose whether their
system will post the Ten
The N.C. General Assembly recendy
passed a bill that serves as an amend
ment to the Student Citizenship Act of
The bill states that a variety of docu
ments can be posted by the school sys
tems if they are of historic significance.
The proposal was struck down by the
board less than 15 minutes after attorney
Mike Parker expressed concerns that the
board might face legal and financial con
Parker discussed possible ramifica
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Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., leaves the U.S. Capitol with his press secretary Mike Briggs in
1999. Edwards recently blocked a N.C. Republican's nomination to a 4th Circuit judgeship.
requests included the deferral of a pre
vious commitment to pay for the land
fill’s cleanup and a rejection of a town
requirement to make students register
The third area BOT members high
lighted dealt with how improvements to
private enterprises that might be con
structed on the tract would be taxed.
The University chose to defer its deci
sion concerning the cleanup until more
planning on the tract has been done.
The Horace Williams tract is a 979-
acre parcel of land north of main cam
pus that is slated for development under
the University’s Master Plan, a 50-year
would include slight changes to the Bth
and 11th districts.
He added that senators might consid
er the House plan if the Senate proposal
has difficulty passing the House.
But Rep. Ed McMahan, R-
Mecklenburg, co-chairman of the House
Congressional Redistricting Committee,
urged committee members to vote for
the House redistricting plan as it stands.
“(The House) would ask you to
please consider voting as drawn and
opposing any amendments," he said.
McMahan said he is afraid that if the
Senate amends the plan, the coalition in
the House will unravel and create road
blocks that will extend the legislative
Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus,
also plans to propose anew congres
sional redistricting plan designed by a
tions for posting the Ten
Commandments and showed the board
members cases of past school board
attempts to post the documents.
“Only one case of posting the Ten
Commandments in schools was not
struck down,” Parker said.
The decision to post also could come
directly under fire by special interest
groups such as the American Civil
Deborah Ross, executive director of
the N.C. ACLU in Raleigh, said the
state law provides both incorrect and
incomplete information on the posting
of the Ten Commandments in public
guide for campus development.
Chapel Hill Town Manager Cal
Horton said the suggestion to clean up
the landfill originally was made by the
University and that he does not know
why the BOT then elected to wait for
additional evaluation before making the
Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for
research and graduate studies, said
University officials think it is too early to
address specific plans for the Horace
But Waldrop, who leads the Horace
Williams Advisory Committee and over
sees planning for the tract, said he does
group of elementary school students
from Odell Elementary School in
Hartsell said the plan was designed
solely with mathematical and geograph
ical factors in mind. It would give
Democrats a majority in six of 13 dis
tricts. The House plan gives Democrats
a majority in seven districts.
“The plan isn’t based on any form of
political gerrymandering,” Hartsell said.
“It simply tries to make districts with the
commonality of geographic factors only.”
Hartsell added that he expects the
Senate to at least consider his plan. “It’s
to prove a point that not only is there
beauty in simplicity, there’s also com
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“The ACLU is willing to pursue legal
action if they post the Ten
Commandments in schools,” Ross said.
“The Ten Commandments don’t apply
under the historic display law.”
Parker also said Monday that the
board should bear in mind that the law
could change in the future.
“It will be challenged as to whether it
goes against the Constitution," Parker
School board member Dana
Thompson said she was against posting
the Ten Commandments.
“On this issue, the right thing for us to
do is focus on what is best for the chil
dren,” she said. “Leave matters of faith
not expect UNC to go back on its agree
ment to pay for the landfill’s mainte
“I think the reason (for the deferral) is
we need to have a better feel for what
we are going to do and what the costs
will be," Waldrop said. “It is my expec
tation that the University will play a role
in assuming these costs, which will be
BOT member Stick Williams said
that whenever the University begins
work on the tract, the landfill will have
to be cleaned up, but he could not
promise that the University would com
mit to that responsibility.
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to family and churches.”
Thompson also said the board should
look at other school systems as examples
“We’ve gotten information from var
ious attorneys, and no school system has
decided to post the Ten
Commandments under the new law,"
But school board member David
Kolbinsky said he thought discussion of
the posting in schools was one of impor
“To deny religious history is to deny
U.S. history itself,” he said.
School board member Susan
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Waits at RDU may be up to
two hours over the holiday,
and officials encourage all
travelers to come prepared.
By Emma Burgin
Airports will be filled with more
armed guards, metal detectors and
stricter security measures during the
Airport officials are asking travelers to
arrive early and prepare to wait
Mirinda Kossoff, RDU communica
tions manager, said students should
arrive at the airport at least two hours
early so they are on time for their flight
after going through security.
“It’s going to take longer - come pre
pared to wait,” Kossoff said. “Bring a
book to entertain yourself.”
Kossoff said RDU officials are
expecting 200,000 people to pass
through the airport dunng the four-day
Airport officials will add an extra
security checkpoint at Terminal A
- busiest terminal -and are taking
other security precautions to cope with
the crowds, Kossoff said.
“We now have four lanes instead of
three,” she said.
“We had to completely reconfigure
the space, so that should make things
quicker and easier.”
Kossoff said there are several things
students should be aware of when
preparing to fly home.
“Passengers can only take one carry
on and one personal item, such as a
briefcase or a purse,” she said.
Kossoff said any sharp object found
in carry-on luggage will be confiscated
and will not be returned.
The items can be placed in checked
“(Anyone’s) luggage is subject to ran
dom search, so pack light and don’t
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“I would imagine that we will sit
down and engage in more negotiations,”
he said. “I don’t know if we will put it
back on the table.”
The stipulations of the memorandum
that the BOT agreed on included town
concerns for employee and student
housing, construction of additional sec
ondary schools, stormwater runoff and
Another one of the town’s stipula
tions stated that the University should
make an effort to require students to
prove they paid a S2O town motor reg-
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