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Relay for Life participants walk
for the American Cancer Society.
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UNC Starts Investigation of Labs, Animal Treatment
By Meredith Nicholson
University officials launched an
investigation Friday looking into accu-
sations of labo
But it was
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whether government agencies will
launch investigations of their own.
People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals released video footage Thursday
Residents Gather to Praise
Life of Chapel Hill Legend
By Kellie Dixon
Friends and family fanned themselves with old
church bulletins and dried their eyes as they crowd
ed into St. Paul AME Church on Sunday afternoon
to say goodbye to Frances Hargraves.
The funeral service was so well-attended that
church officials opened up the annex and set up
fold-out chairs for visitors.
Just a week ago, many of these same faces were
honoring Hargraves for her contributions to
Chapel Hill at the Horace Williams House. Sunday
they met again to celebrate not only her contribu
tions but also her life.
Hargraves, 87, died about 1 a.m. April 16 in her
Caldwell Street residence. Hargraves, who was
10m on April 23,1914, as Frances Neal, grew up on
i farm located at 407 W. Franklin St.
Hargraves married William Hargraves and had
wo children, William Hargraves and Alyce
Both of her children preceded her in death.
Rev. Larnie Horton told the church’s congrega-
Haltom Considers Withdrawing
From Race for ASG Presidency
By Elyse Ashburn
Assistant State & National Editor
UNC-Chapel Hill junior James Haltom said
Sunday he might withdraw from the race for UNC
system Association of Student Governments presi
dent because of concerns about his criminal record.
Haltom, ASG’s vice president for public affairs,
said that he chose to seek the presidency to address
key ASG issues like the appropriation of the orga
nization’s $165,000 budget and that he would con
sider withdrawing from the race if those issues were
being overshadowed by his past.
“If I see (my past) is going to be more of the
focus than the issues at stake, then it’s going to hurt
the organization, and I don’t want that,” Haltom
said. “It’s more important for those questions to get
answered than for me to win a race.”
In February 2001, Haltom was charged with
felony inciting to riot for participation in an incident
involving the flipping of a car on Franklin Street
after the North Carolina-Duke basketball game.
Haltom, who turned himself in to police, was fined
$3,000 and instructed to perform 125 hours of com-
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Junior Elyse Ribbons (left), senior Stephen Ball, and junior Erin Gubitz
talk on the steps outside of Cosmic Cantina on Sunday night after
seeing "Lizard and Snake" at the PlaymakersTheatre.
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taken from a hidden camera that showed
UNC laboratories personnel dealing with
lab mice in a way that PETA later
claimed constitutes mistreatment.
The video included footage of,
among other things, lab workers decap
itating mice with scissors and an under
cover investigator finding live mice feed
ing on a dead mouse.
Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for
research, said Friday that the University
has well-established policies and proce
dures to deal with allegations of miscon
The Institutional Animal Care and
tion Sunday afternoon that
the church plans to create a
flower garden for Hargraves,
which will be tagged the
Frances Neal Hargraves
Memorial Garden. Hargraves
taught Sunday school at the
church for 53 years. “Sister
Frances was our flower,” he
told the crowd. “We thank
God for her memory.”
R.D. Smith said he became
Hargrave’s neighbor in 1944.
“She’s been an excellent neigh
bor,” Smith said, adding that
they both had taught in Chapel
Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Hargraves was one of the first black teachers to
instruct students when the school system was inte
grated. Hargraves also served on a number of
boards including The Women’s Center. Her outside
endeavors included the Chapel Hill Museum.
See HARGRAVES, Page 2
munity service to have the felony charge dropped.
He also was charged with misdemeanor larceny
in 1999, but the charge later was dropped.
Haltom said that in light of recent concerns
about his past - like those expressed by UNC-CH
Student Body President Jen Daum in a meeting
Friday - he is considering capacities other than the
presidency to serve the ASG in next year.
“In the long run, the reason I got in the associa
tion is because I care about the ASG,” he said.
“And I want to serve the organization whether that
is best done by running for ASG president or not.”
Daum said that in her meeting with Haltom she
encouraged him to explore other options for serving
the ASG and that she is not supporting his presiden
tial bid. “I decided (not to endorse Haltom) because
ASG in the past has had some issues with tainted rep
utations of leadership and because the association will
be in charge of a $165,000 budget next year,” she
said. “It’s important to have somebody in the position
that doesn’t have any kind of a record.” Daum said
she intends to vote for N.C. State University sopho-
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Use Committee - composed of faculty,
staff and a community representative -
met Friday morning and set up commit
tees to look into the allegations, Waldrop
said. Waldrop said he was not aware of
most of the accusations until he saw the
PETA Web site Thursday.
But officials at federal regulatory
agencies said Friday that they do not
have enough information yet to deter
mine whether investigations are war
A spokesman for the National
Institutes of Health said that the agency
had not received any official complaints
Chapel Hill resident
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University Will Match Funds for Child Care
By Krista Faron
UNC-Chapel Hill officials pledged
last week to match funds generated by
the child-care referendum that students
passed in February, pending approval
by the UNC-CH Board of Trustees and
the UNC-system Board of Governors.
Although student leaders are respond
ing enthusiastically to the administrators’
decision, they say much still needs to be
done to alleviate the dramatic child-care
shortage student parents face.
The referendum’s 75-cent per semester
student fee increase would generate about
$36,000 a year for child-care subsidies.
At a meeting last week, the UNC-CH
budget committee approved a request
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and that no decision about possible
investigations had been made.
UNC received $236.8 million from
the NIH in 2001, the 12th highest total
in the nation.
The NIH spokesman, who asked not
to be named, said gaining NIH accred
itation - which a university must have to
receive NIH funding - is a lengthy,
complicated process and that laborato
ries must file assurances they will com
ply with NIH standards.
The spokesman said that NlH
accredited laboratories are subject to
periodic investigation but that he has
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Henna artist Deepika Bhatt tattoos Abby Jamieson-Drake, 15, a student at Jordan High School in Durham, on Sunday afternoon
at Apple Chill. Thousands of area residents attended the event to listen to music, buy the wares of vendors and eat fair-type food.
Apple Chill Celebrates 30th Year
By Kellie Dixon
and Jenise Hudson
The soft hum of air conditioners keeping ven
dors cool blended with children’s laughter and
musical notes Sunday afternoon as Chapel Hill
celebrated its 30th annual Apple Chill festival.
This year’s event, which drew' about 44,000
people, stretched from Raleigh to Mallette streets
and swelled to include part of South Columbia
Street. About 66 officers patrolled the event.
While funnel cakes and fried candy bars
were abundant, some found themselves drawn
to more traditional summer treats.
John Wakeford and his son Matthew sat on
the brick wall outside of Subway enjoying their
Eddy’s mint chocolate chip ice-cream cones.
“Mom’s going to be mad when we get
home,” Wakeford told a grinning Matthew as
he dripped ice cream down his shirt.
from the Child Care Advisory Committee
that pledged its financial support for the
referendum. Provost Robert Shelton said
the commitment to match the funds has
been crucial to UNC-CH officials, even
with the state facing dismal budget pro
jections. “Even with all the budget uncer
tainty, we understood what a critical issue
this was and wanted to make it a priority.”
Shelton said the University’s share of
the money would either come from state
funds or overhead funds.
Graduate and Professional Student
Federation President Branson Page said
he was delighted by the administration’s
support. “We always had strong support
(from UNC-CH officials), but there was
never a cut-and-dried answer,” Page
said. “I’m so proud of the administration
“no idea” if the NIH will launch an
investigation into UNC’s laboratories in
fight of PETA’s accusations.
He said allegations like the ones
made against UNC last week are not
common, adding that it has been sever
al months since similar claims had been
levied against a research facility.
In spite of the allegations, Cate
Alexander, spokeswoman for
Americans for Medical Progress, a non
profit organization that lobbies to pre
serve the role of animals in medical
research, said animal testing is a key part
Apple Chill, the town’s annual street festival
sponsored by the Chapel Hill Parks and
Recreation Department, showcased a variety of
arts and crafts and gave vendors a chance to ped
dle their crafts. Some took advantage of the event
and used it to draw dollars for a good cause.
Wendy Lybrand and Mackenzie Denniston,
both teachers at Smith Middle School, stood in
the middle of East Franklin Street with a bucket
at their feet to raise money for the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society. The duo started at 2 p.m.
and raised S2OO by 4 p.m. “We’re trying to get
donations for research and patient care,” Lybrand
said. “Everybody knows someone with cancer,
and the research will hopefully find a cure.”
Farther down West Franklin Street, motor
cycles growled to a halt as their riders fined the
bikes up for the “After Chill” motorcycle rally
-another annual event, one not sponsored by
the town, that takes place later in the day. More
than 80 motorcycles lined the street.
for taking sides with student concerns.”
Student Body President Jen Daum
also expressed her enthusiasm for the
administration’s promise. “I’m absolute
ly thrilled the University is taking con
crete steps toward improving the lives of
student parents,” Daum said.
Although the referendum, if approved
by the BOT and BOG, could have a pos
itive effect on the child-care shortage,
some say UNC-CH students, about 2,000
to 2,500 of whom have children, still must
grapple with insufficient child-care
options. Advisory committee member
Marc David said of the 186 child-care
spaces UNC sponsors, only 20 are being
filled by students’ children.
David said all 20 children receive their
care at the University Child Care Center,
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“We’ve come to think that (medical
progress) happens without a great deal
of animal testing, but that’s simply not
true,” she said.
But Alexander said proper care of
laboratory animals is crucial to medical
research. “The outcome of research
depends on good health of the animals.”
She said that the public should not
jump to any conclusions about the inno
cence or guilt of UNC’s lab staff and that
the source of the accusations must be
taken into account when evaluating the
See INVESTIGATION, Page 2
In addition to the arts and crafts, Apple Chill
included other child-oriented events. Parking lot
No. 5 became the “Kid Zone” and the home to a
variety of rides, including a colorful enclosed
obstacle course resembling a caterpillar. “It’s so
windy in there, so it makes me cooler,” said 6-
year-old Paden Earnhardt.
Teenagers got an opportunity to show off
their talents this year. As part of the festival’s
effort to promote local bands, a teen stage was
set up for aspiring musicians.
Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Schwartz, drum
mer for two of the bands that performed Sunday,
said the experience was positive. “We could have
done better (today), but we had a lot of problems,”
said Schwartz of his band Deluge. “We thought we
were going to have more time, but it’s exposure.”
As spectators strolled past the exhibits, strains
of music could be heard floating from seven stages
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more commonly known as Victory
Village. The center, which was opened
jointly by the University and UNC
Health Care Systems in 1998, accommo
dates children from infants to 5-year-olds.
But the cost of Victory Village -
between $725 and $1,050 a month per
child - deters most students from con
sidering the facility, David said.
“Child care for an infant or toddler is
right at SI,OOO a month, and those kind
of costs are prohibitive,” he said. “For
other students like myself who are going
to school and teaching. Victory Village
is simply not an option.”
To accommodate the shortage, David
said UNC-CH now offers $60,000 each
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