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Committee Sets Tuition Meeting for Dec. 11
By Brook Corwin
All student members of a task force to
examine the possibility of raising tuition
at UNC will be able to attend the com
mittee’s first meeting, even though it is
during exam time, Student Body
President Justin Young said Monday.
Young had previously requested that
the committee, which Provost Robert
Shelton called for at the Nov. 15 UNC
Board of Trustees meeting, not meet
After a shotgun wound
to his right ankle, the victim
ran to a nearby residence,
where police were called.
By Scott Warfield
A UNC junior suffered a shotgun
wound in the ankle early Saturday
morning after a suspected armed rob
bery attempt on Mitchell Lane.
A second UNC junior escaped the
The injured victim, a 21-year-old
romance languages major, was shot by
an unknown subject between 2:25 a.m.
and 2:32 a.m., reports state.
Police have no suspects in the inci
dent at this time.
The second victim is a 22-year-old
Chapel Hill police spokeswoman
Jane Cousins said the incident occurred
while the two victims were walking on
Mitchell Lane, located behind West
Rosemary Street near the Hargraves
Cousins said the area of town where
the shooting occurred is not usually a
“This incident is real unusual,” she
Cousins said a dark-colored minivan
pulled up alongside the victims and
flung open its sliding door.
The victims described seeing two
men and one shotgun inside the mini
van, Cousins said.
Reports state that the men in the
vehicle demanded cash from the two
Cousins could not specify the context
of the discussion because the informa
tion is not known at this time.
Reports state that the victims fled the
scene after a short interaction with the
While attempting to elude the gun
men, the 21-year-old victim was shot in
the right ankle and fell to the ground,
No information regarding the make
of the gun was available Monday.
The victim returned to his feet and
continued to ran until he reached a res
idence on Nunn Lane, less than half a
mile from Mitchell Lane.
The residents of the home called 911
shortly after the victim arrived, reports
The other victim, who fled toward
Rosemary Street, escaped from the
scene unharmed, reports state.
Neither UNC Hospitals nor Duke
Hospitals shows a record of the injured
victim having been admitted for treat
ment for a gunshot wound.
There was no information available
as to what happened to the assailants
after the incident.
“We have no suspects at the
moment,” Cousins said.
“We are trying to find who did this.”
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during exams or Winter Break to make
it easier for students to participate.
But Young said Monday he was not
upset that the task force’s first meeting
will be held Dec. 11 - during exams -
because the three students on the task
force, senior Eric Johnson, sophomore
Rebekah Burford and graduate student
James Alstrum-Acevedo, will be able to
“When the possible dates were pre
sented, we consulted with the student
members, and they said they would be
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Mayor Kevin Foy (above) takes the oath of office Monday with his wife by his side. Foy took over the office of Chapel Hill mayor from Rosemary
Waldorf (below), who has held the post for six years. Three new Town Council members and one returning member were sworn in as well.
Inauguration Filled With Gratitude
By Carolyn Pearce
New and old faces came together Monday night
to celebrate the inauguration of Chapel Hill’s newest
leaders and to say goodbye to its previous ones.
Kevin Foy, Chapel Hill’s new mayor was sworn
in along with new Town Council members Eld
Kleinschmidt and Dorothy
Verkerk and incumbent
member Edith Wiggins.
But a large portion of
the ceremony was dedicat
ed to honoring the town’s
Chapel Hill residents expressed appreciation to
former Mayor Rosemary Waldorf as well as retir
ing council members Joyce Brown and Lee Pavao
before the new officials took their oaths.
Waldorf also expressed her thanks to the town’s
residents and offered advice to Foy and the new
“I do want to pass on something - remember
you are representing everyone in town,” Waldorf
said. “Including those who don’t pay attention.”
Student Officials Question Night Parking Survey
By Meredith Nicholson
Student government officials are call
ing into question the legitimacy of a
night parking survey being administered
by the Transportation and Parking
TPAC officials decided last week to
administer the online survey, which con
sists of six questions aimed at determin
ing where, why and how often students,
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
A newly enacted law makes fake ID
use a more severe misdemeanor.
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available during December 11,” said
Young, who will be able to attend the
Dec. 11 meeting. Young and Shelton are
co-chairmen of the committee.
The committee plans to make a rec
ommendation at the Jan. 24 BOT meet
ing, when a formal vote by the trustees
is expected to take place.
Shelton was out of town Monday and
could not be reached for comment.
Linda Naylor, administrative assistant
to the provost, said the Dec. 11 date was
chosen because it accommodated the
Waldorf received a standing ovation from the
packed crowd at the Chapel Hill Town Hall fol
lowing her remarks.
She received gifts from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Chamber of Commerce, Chapel Hill Downtown
Commission and the Orange Community Housing
Corporation for her service to these organizations.
After taking his oath, Foy also received a stand
ing ovation from the crowd.
He then conducted the remainder of the meet
ing, which included honoring Waldorf and retiring
council members Pavao and Brown.
“It is an honor for me to accept the position of
mayor,” Foy said. “I look forward to working close
ly with the new council on issues that will benefit
Foy also thanked the crowd for coming to the
inauguration and encouraged residents to make
their voices heard. “Citizens need to speak out
early and often, as you always do,” he said. “We
need to treasure our civil liberties, exercise our
rights and protect our constitution.”
The new council members also expressed their
appreciation to their families, voters and campaign
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faculty and staff
seek night parking
Justin Young said
there is obviously
a demand for
night parking but
that the survey
does nothing to
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schedules of most committee members.
Johnson said there are plans for the
task force to meet three times before
making a recommendation.
Johnson said he hopes additional meet
ings will be scheduled because he thinks
the task force will need more time to eval
uate the University’s overall tuition policy.
“It’s such a complex issue, and it does
involve a lot of philosophical questions
about the mission of our University,”
Johnson said. “But that’s not something
you can discuss in a few hours.”
there is a need to regulate night parking.
“The survey is not really exploring the
need,” Young said. “It’s exploring the
demand. That goes along with their desire
to have students pay for night parking.”
Student Body Vice President Rudy
Kleysteuber said he is concerned that the
survey does not address safety. He said he
also is worried that the results will be used
to justify selling night parking permits.
But Dorothy Ariail, a student repre
sentative on TPAC, said students do not
Naylor said no dates have been set for
future task force meetings, adding that
additional meetings might be scheduled.
Young said the possibility of holding
meetings during the break has not been
ruled out. Young, who is planning to
leave town for Winter Break on Dec. 20,
said he would not necessarily oppose the
idea of holding meetings during break if
the other student members are available.
The task force comprises four faculty
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need to worry that their answers will be
twisted. “There are no right answers -
the survey is merely informational.”
Cheryl Stout, director of the parking
division of the Department of Public
Safety, said the purpose of the survey is
primarily to find out who is driving back
to campus at night, how often and why.
Student leaders also raised concerns
about the survey’s format. “Ultimately I
think the survey is flawed because anyone
can go in and vote as many times as they
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U.S. special forces captured
a wounded Taliban fighter
claiming to be an American
from Washington, D.C.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush
put America on high alert Monday for
possible terrorist strikes during the hol-
iday season after
an increase in
Homeland Security Director Tom
Ridge, standing in for Bush to announce
the third government alert since the
Sept. 11 suicide hijackings, said the
information does not point to a specific
target or type of attack, either in the
United States or abroad.
you know, we’re at war, be on alert,”
Ridge told reporters in the White House
The FBI put 18,000 law enforcement
agencies “on the highest alert” because
of threats culled from intelligence
sources across the globe, he said.
Ridge said the convergence of
Christmas and Ramadan, the Islamic
holy month that ends in mid-December,
could be tempting to terrorists who
have a history of striking during reli
The Bush administration issued its
first alert Oct. 11, followed by a one
week advisory Oct. 29. Ever since,
Ridge, the president and Attorney
General John Ashcroft have warned
Americans to remain vigilant.
In the last several days, intelligence
and law enforcement officials reported
increased threats. A U.S. official, speak
ing on condition of anonymity, said the
threat comes from people with links to al-
Qaida, the terrorist network headed by
Osama bin Laden and suspected in the
Sept 11 attacks that killed almost 3,500.
The threat is not tied to the weekend
attacks and retaliation in Israel and may
not be a direct response to events in
Afghanistan, as al-Qaida is known to plan
attacks far in advance, the official said.
“The sources are more credible and,
let me just say, the decibel level is high
er as they talk about potential attacks,”
White House officials said the level
of concern Monday was not any greater
than for the two previous alerts. They
said Ridge pushed for the alert because
of the new information and out of the
apprehension that public, politicians
and police were getting complacent.
“The further removed wt get from
Sept. 11,1 think the natural tendency is
to let down our guard,” Ridge said.
“Unfortunately, we cannot do that.”
In other news, tribal fighters batded
the Taliban at Kandahar airport, and
U.S. warplanes pounded the city and
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want however they want” Young said.
Lynn Williford, director of institution
al research, said she is aware of the pos
sibility that some people who feel strong
ly about the issue will submit multiple
votes, skewing the results. But she said
the problem has been addressed. “We do
get the (Internet protocol) address of the
computer, and we go through the list
routinely and delete any duplicates.”
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