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Council to Debate Development Requests
The Town Council will consider
approving further work on the
Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center
despite a halt on area growth.
By Colin Suker
The Chapel Hill Town Council will discuss
tonight whether to allow select buildings to
continue construction while council members
finish anew development ordinance.
On Jan. 28, the council approved a resolu
tion halting area development until officials
create anew development ordinance that will
Last Publicity Push
By Meredith Nicholson
Most student body president candi
dates said they spent the weekend coor
dinating plans for the final push in the
days before the election.
Candidates used their last available
weekend to orga
nize their final
election will be held Tuesday, with
online voting available throughout the
Candidate Brad Overcash said he
spent the weekend socializing and
reminding people to vote.
Overcash said he plans to get up
early Monday and Tuesday and go to
South Campus to greet students on their
way to morning classes.
“Wherever the people are, that’s
where I’ll be,” Overcash said. “I think we
have enough supporters. We just need to
get that support to the computer.”
Write-in candidate Charlie Trakas
said he has been trying to keep things as
normal as possible.
Trakas said he went to a party
Saturday night, plans to spend Monday
and Tuesday studying for tests and that
he does not expect to make any special
“I plan to have lunch out, which is
different for me, because I normally eat
lunch in,” Trakas said.
Write-in candidate Correy Campbell
BOG Meets to Discuss
Tuition, Budget Cuts
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
At its monthly meeting, the UNC
system Board of Governors discussed
two issues Friday that have been at the
forefront of the board’s agenda for sev
eral months: tuition increases and bud
Last week Gov. Mike Easley
announced that the state’s budget short
fall is expected to reach S9OO million by
June 31, the end of the 2001-02 fiscal
To help fill the fiscal hole, Easley
ordered the UNC system to revert
about $21.1 million in funding - $5 mil
lion from UNC-Chapel Hill.
The newly announced budget cuts
come on the heels of a $43 million bud
get reversion the UNC system made in
November, when it first became appar
ent that state revenue would not meet
The UNC system also will lose $51.5
million in repair and renovation fund
ing, bringing the UNC system’s total
budget cuts to more than slls million
for the 2001-02 fiscal year.
UNC-system President Molly Broad
said that while the budget cuts will be
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provide building regulations. The meeting will
be held at 7 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Town Hall.
Certain projects, including the Paul J.
Rizzo Conference Center, which is owned
and operated by the Kenan-Flagler Business
School, have been allowed to have their plans
reviewed by the council for approval despite
the virtual moratorium on development.
The center, which hosts business school
functions, is located in Meadowmont, a
mixed-use community located off N.C. 54.
But Town Council member Edith Wiggins
said it is the council’s wish to hold new devel
opments until the new ordinances are finalized.
“If you believe that these projects should be
built under new ordinances of development, we
should get them to conform to them,” she said.
said he is planning to continue focusing
on obtaining name recognition.
Campbell said he plans to eat in
Lenoir Dining Hall and talk to students
in the library Monday and Tuesday.
“I’m just going to go out and meet
people - make myself seen,” he said.
“I’ll put up a few more posters and try to
get my name out there.”
Candidate Fred Hashagen said his
campaign staff made signs and fliers
during the weekend. He Sso spoke to a
number of groups, asking for their sup
port on Election Day.
Hashagen said he would continue
going door to door and talking to stu
dents in the Pit and -grfcunuir Dining
Hall. “We are just going to try to be
everywhere,” Hashagen said. “I’m going
to shake a lot of hands and wear a big
Candidate Jen Daum said she spent
her weekend coordinating her final
efforts and making sure there were no
holes in her plans for Tuesday.
Daum said she is looking forward to
going door to door Sunday evening on
“We’ve been so busy with forums and
other scheduled events that I haven’t had
a chance to go door to door,” she said.
Candidate Will McKinney said he
spent the weekend calling students,
making posters and releasing anew
video on his Web site.
He said his campaign would tie up
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difficult for UNC-system schools to
absorb, individual campus administra
tors will work to ensure that there is lit
tle impact on classroom activity.
“Despite the hardships... we remain
resolutely determined to serve students
already enrolled on our campuses and
the thousands that are coming here next
fall,” Broad said.
She also said that despite the recent
rounds of budget cuts, the UNC sys
tem’s top priority for the 2002 legislative
session will remain the acquisition of
S7O million in funding for enrollment
“(The budget cuts) haven’t changed
at all - that it is our highest priority,”
The board members also agreed to
set another meeting date for the Budget
and Finance Committee to discuss
tuition within the UNC system. The
meeting will be held Feb. 19 in Winston-
In other board action, the BOG
approved a provision that allows indi
vidual campuses to shorten each acade
mic semester by about a week.
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Bruce Runberg, UNC’s associate vice chan
cellor for facilities planning, who is managing
the Rizzo Conference Center’s request to pro
ceed with two additions, hopes the board will
grant a special permit to build. “We original
ly approved years back for the basic project
and then for these additions,” Runberg said.
In addition to special-permit hearings, the
council is expected to discuss budget cuts
after Gov. Mike Easley withheld more than
$1 million in funds last week. Chapel Hill
Mayor Kevin Foy said the council must find
ways to eliminate $1.04 million dollars in ser
vices to avoid running a deficit, which by law
the town is not allowed to do.
Council member Mark Kleinschmidt said
the town’s budget is in a precarious situation.
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Student body president campaign workers fight for the attention of student voters Friday
in the Pit. The three-week campaigning process culminates in Tuesday's election.
SBP Candidates Give STV Feedback'
The tables turned Sunday as
candidates posed questions
to each other on a special
edition of "Feedback Live."
By Brook Corwin
After two weeks of answering
inquiries posed by forum moderators,
candidates for student body president
had the opportu
nity to field ques
tions from each
other in a light-
hearted setting Sunday afternoon.
During the taping of a special Sunday
edition of “Feedback Live,” a weekly
live program on Student Television, can
didates took turns posing campaign
related questions to each other.
Write-in candidates Correy
Campbell and Charlie Trakas were not
The question-and-answer portion of
the program was preceded by a quiz
bowl-style competition, where each can
didate was randomly asked University
related questions that ranged from the
name of the women’s soccer coach to
the job responsibilities of the provost.
The candidates also answered ques
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tions posed by the program’s co-hosts,
Chris McClure and Amanda Harrell.
Candidate Bennett Mason, when
asked to elaborate on the advantages of
being the only candidate who was a
member of a Greek organization, said
he has a better sense of the positive
activities of the Greek community and
could better convey them to the
“Unfortunately, there is a huge
stereotype of all Greeks,” Mason said.
“Being a part of that system, you can
understand what’s really going on and
work to change that perspective.”
Candidate Jen Daum also talked
about improving relations between the
University and the Greek community,
citing specifics of her platform as exam
“Greek relations are a big problem
on this campus, which is why I plan to
put a student government representative
on the chancellor’s Greek Advisory
Board,” Daum said.
When asked about his stance on pro
gressive energy reform, write-in candi
date Nathan Katzin said he would use
the position of student body president to
focus entirely on this one issue. He said
he would delegate the work on all other
campus issues, such as tuition and park
ing, to his Cabinet members.
Katzin said the University could
“It’s the worst-case scenario, and it’s affecting
our budget planning because we’re going to be
focusing on the immediate problem,” he said.
The crisis has council members weighing the
option of raising taxes for the next fiscal year. “It
is interesting that the mayor has already told us
that we’d have to raise taxes to provide the same
level of services for next year,” Kleinschmidt
said. “It may be such that it needs to happen.”
Council member Flicka Bateman said she
is pessimistic that the town will be able to con
tinue providing the same services, given the
budget. “I think at this point, something is cer
tainly going to give.”
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Student body president candidates answer their opponents' questions
in a Student Television forum and quiz bowl Sunday afternoon.
make a national impact on energy
reform by drawing attention to the issue.
“Universities have historically raised
awareness on critical issues,” Katzin
said. “We’re the ones the cameras are
Candidate Brad Overcash, who was
asked to reflect on the high and low
points of his campaign, cited the STV'
quiz bowl as his least favorite campaign
moment. He said his favorite moment
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Monday, February 11,2002
Show High Costs
Of Mayoral Race
Last year's mayoral election set a record for
spending in Chapel Hill despite a 1999 Town
Council limitation on campaign finance.
By Katie Davis
Now that the dust has settled after last year’s elections in
Chapel Hill’s political arena, figures from the mayoral race
show that campaign spending have soared, making this race
the most expensive one to date.
Last year’s Chapel Hill mayoral race brought up new
issues, such as the right way to deal with campaign spending
and the introduction of a spending cap that would limit the
amount of money donated to each candidate.
Mayoral candidates Lee Pavao and Kevin Foy spent more
than $50,000 combined. Foy, who won the election, spent
$25,700 on his campaign, and runner-up Pavao spent a total
of $25,298.44. Candidate Cam Hill, who dropped out of the
race days prior to the election, did not have figures available.
In 1999, the Chapel Hill Town Council imposed a limita
tion on candidates, allowing a maximum donation of S2OO per
Last year’s election was the most expensive to date in
Chapel Hill, but both candidates say the money spent on their
campaigns was necessary. “Campaigning is an education
process, and you have to use a combination of effort,” Foy
said. “Unfortunately, all of these things cost a lot of money.”
Pavao said he agrees and that the only problem with
informing the public is the hefty price tag attached.
“(Advertising) is the only way to inform the public, and you
have to pay to inform the public,” he said.
Some believe the high costs in last year’s race will grow
higher as more and more candidates run for office.
“Obviously, this year they spent a lot more than I had to
spend. ... Stakes are higher now than they were,” said former
Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan Howes. “This could be the begin
ning of rapid escalation into higher and higher spending.”
Howes said local politicians are looking for a way to keep the
amount spent on elections in line with the size of Chapel Hill gov
ernment. “Big-time political parties destroy a small-town feel.”
Town Council member Mark Kleinschmidt said he tried to
keep money from becoming an issue in his campaign. His sup
porters limited contributions to SIOO per person. “It’s best that
large sums of money stay out of (Chapel Hill politics),” he said.
Most candidates agree spending caps should be self-imposed
and agreed upon by all candidates. The Town Council encoun
ters problems regulating campaigns more than it already does
because of First Amendment issues. “I’m not a big fan of mak
ing rules; they tend to limit political speech,” Pavao said.
But campaign spending remains a problem that most politi
cians and candidates in Chapel Hill are attempting to address.
Pavao said, “Is campaign spending a problem? Yes, but
someone is going to have to figure out how to solve it - cor
rectly and honesdy.”
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came from a campaign endorsement
received Thursday night.
“The best thing so far was getting the
call that told me I had received the
endorsement from the Carolina
Hispanic Association," Overcash said.
Candidate Fred Hashagen, after being
asked what part of his platform he is most
proud of, said he is especially interested
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