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Legislators Discuss 8.2 Percent Cuts for Education
By Emma Burgin
RALEIGH - Members of the Joint
Subcommittee met formally for the first
time Wednesday to discuss the extent of
budget cuts that might need to be made
to the UNC system.
Legislators examined the possibility
of cutting as much as S9O million - or
about 5 percent of the UNC system’s
budget - when the N.C. General
UNC officials met this week
with NIH representatives in
Washington to discuss ways
to handle alleged violations.
By Jordan Bartel
UNC officials discussed plans for
investigating allegations of improper
handling of University lab animals at
meetings with representatives from the
National Institutes of Health on Tuesday.
Investigators from People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals leveled
the charges against UNC last week
based on the findings of an undercover
Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for
research and graduate studies, said the
meetings, which took place in the
Washington, D.C., area, were open dis
cussions with Nelson Garnett, director of
the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare,
and other NIH officials about investiga
tion strategies. The NIH awards grants to
universities to pursue research.
“We wanted to be sure to let them
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To Confer on
The BOT might vote Friday
via mail on the DPS's
revised budget proposal,
which calls for internal cuts.
By Meredith Nicholson
UNC Board of Trustees members
and University administrators will meet
today in a teleconference to discuss the
revised Department of Public Safety
Members of the BOT Audit, Business
and Finance Committee will vote on
whether to recommend that the full
BOT approve the proposed budget.
The full BOT will vote by mail Friday.
The BOT voted March 28 to send the
original budget proposal, which includ
ed a night parking permit plan, back to
Chancellor James Moeser and the vice
chancellors who drafted the plan.
Student Body President Jen Daum,
who is a voting member of the BOT,
said she thinks BOT members will be
receptive to the revised proposal.
“The BOT’s decision (at the March
28 meeting) affirmed that they do not
want a night parking program like the
one proposed, and they need a balanced
budget,” she said. “This does both.”
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Assembly convenes this summer to
build a budget for the next fiscal year.
The cuts are part of a budget cut plan
discussed Wednesday by legislators that
aims to cut $695 million from state edu
cation agencies, which includes not only
the UNC system but also public schools
and community colleges.
The proposed cut amounts to an 8.2
percent budget reduction to the educa
tion budget for the 2002-03 fiscal year.
Education funding makes up close to 60
percent of the state’s budget.
A Pumped-Up Problem
Anabolic Steroid Use Uncovered at Student Recreation Center
Beyond the daily iron-pumping, vein-popping routines of the Student
Recreation Center lies a secret life.
It’s a life of syringes and pills, illegalities and thousands of dollars.
It’s a life obvious to a few, hidden to most.
Illegal anabolic steroids, the drags that helped bring Arnold Schwarzenegger fame
and Olympian Benjohnson shame, are no strangers to UNC’s SRC. In fact, some say
they’re right at home in the student gym.
“They’re very popular at Carolina,” said a 23-year-old senior who has been tak
ing steroids for nearly two years. “No, wait, I’ll put ‘extremely’ before that. They’re
extremely popular. ”
I The senior, who will be referred to as John, talked to The Daily Tar Heel on a
• Taken via injection
• The "cleanest and
gentlest" anabolic steroid
• Effective for bulking up
but tends to harden and
add muscle tone more
than build big muscles
• Used by people with
AIDS and other depressed
immune systems to build
up the immune system
• Taken via injection
• leads to less water
retention than other
steroids and anti-estrogenic
side effects, which are
beneficial to steroid users
who have gynecomastia
• Steroid novices could
expect to gain about 20
pounds within a couple
of months by using
only 250 mg per week
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Committee Forwards 12 Commencement Speaker Nominees
By Brook Corwin
A preliminary list of 12 nominees for
the May 2003 Commencement speaker
was sent Tuesday to Chancellor James
Moeser for his review, senior class offi
cials said Wednesday.
The Commencement Speaker
Selection Committee chose the nominees
from a pool of 81 speaker candidates who
were nominated by the rising senior class
and faculty committee members.
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Most of the meeting was spent in pre
liminary discussion of both the state’s fis
cal outlook and the extent of the cuts
that need to be made to education.
The General Assembly is scheduled
to reconvene in early May, but legisla
tive budget leaders have begun to meet
early to prepare for the massive budget
cuts the legislature will be forced to
make this summer.
The cuts are an effort by state legisla
tors to close a hole of well over $1 bil
lion in next year’s budget.
condition of anonymity.
John, along with a 21-year-old senior who will be called Dave,
shed light onto the clandestine world of anabolic steroid use .
at UNC. Dave also started taking steroids in the summer
Anabolic steroids provoke nitrogen retention, (JsMk
which causes protein synthesis and leads to an
increase in muscle mass and weight, said UNC :
Professor Bill Prentice, coordinator of the sports Z/ y
medicine program. t, ;
“They will make you bigger, stronger,
faster,” Prentice said.
John, who said he’s always been a “big
guy,” started taking steroids to regain weight
that he lost after having surgery. He first got
the drags through a friend from Charlotte.
“I planned on doing it one time,” he said.
“I think everybody does, to tell you the
truth. In addition, I heard all these great j
things like, ‘Oh you’re going to take .
steroids. It’s not going to hurt you.’”
Butjohn didn’t stop after one cycle,
which can last from six to 14 weeks.
Before he took steroids, John was j
stuck bench-pressing 350 pounds. %
He had hit a natural plateau and
was tired of killing himself in
the gym without seeing the
results he expected.
But steroids and contin
ued heavy weightlifting
changed all that. Now
John’s aiming to break the
mark by August.
■ “Unfortunately, steroids
work,” said Dr. Teresa
Moore, clinical assistant professor H
and undergraduate coordinator in f|
the Department of Exercise Science 1
at the University of South Carolina. *
“People want a quick fix with
everything. We’re in a society that
i wants everything yesterday. We’re
The committee also sent the chancel
lor a list of eight UNC faculty members
as candidates for the December 2002
Last week, senior class officers invit
ed rising seniors to nominate speaker
candidates online. Rising seniors were
asked to submit a short essay along with
the nomination saying how the candi
date would honor UNC and how the
candidate would give an address geared
toward the school.
Senior Class President Paymon
Tar Heels shut out
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Volume 110, Issue 38
Gov. Mike Easley has recommended
that legislators cut only $256.5 million
from education -a reduction of 3 per
cent. The UNC system’s share of that
cut would be $70.6 million -a cut of 3.9
Easley has repeatedly stated over the
course of the last few months that he
would make sure that budget cuts did
not harm classroom instruction.
Jim Newlin, a fiscal analyst for the
General Assembly, said Easley is deter
mined to protect classrooms from bud
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Rouhanifard said he was impressed with
the quality and quantity of the almost 200
nominations submissions he received. He
said the short essays ensured that the
individuals nominated were all strong
candidates. “You couldn’t just put down a
name and sign off,” Rouhanifard said.
“Students put forth a serious effort.”
Executive Associate Provost
Bernadette Gray-Little, the selection
committee chairwoman, said the faculty
recognized the extra energy students put
into their nominations, which she said
“(Easley) has threatened to veto any
cuts that affect the classroom,” he said.
But Newlin added that damage to the
classroom is inevitable because of the
severity of the state’s budget shortfall.
The budget cuts will affect the class
room because a high percentage of edu
cation funds are allocated to personnel,
“That’s going to be an enormous task,
especially with 95 percent of funding
going to (educational) personnel,” he
the same way with improving our bodies.”
Like John, Dave also thought steroids were a one-time experience. But the
new muscle, the new definition and the new way he viewed himself kept him wanting
more. Dave now said steroids will always be a part of his workouts as long as he has the
time to fully dedicate himself to the gym.
“You don’t become chemically dependent on it,” Dave said. “You become physically
dependent on it. You see these results, and you like it, so when you stop taking them and
it goes away, you just want it back. It’s almost like it gives you so much confidence and
motivation that when it goes away you’re like, ‘Shit, this sucks now.”
But unlike John, Dave got introduced to steroids through the
Internet. He said he first bought them from online pharma
k cies, two in Europe and one in Asia.
I trust that? No way.”
Trust it or not, steroids have made their way to UNC. And it doesn’t
look like they’re leaving anytime soon.
Combined, John and Dave said they have talked to 12 different people at the SRC
about how to get or use anabolic steroids. Both estimated that some 30 students who lift
at the University’s recreation center are on the drags.
And a study by Dr. Charles Yesalis, professor of health and human develop
ment at Penn State University, found that nearly 40 percent of
k American males 12 years or older plan to, or have, experi-
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facilitated a productive meeting.
“The list of student nominees had
candidates everyone could see as a good
Commencement speaker,” she said.
Rouhanifard said 10 of the 12 candi
dates sent to the chancellor were taken
from the list of student nominations. He
said the remaining two candidates came
from faculty suggestions of individuals
already selected to receive an honorary
degree from the University next year.
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said. “If we don’t cut funding to person
nel, including classroom personnel, we
would have to cut other state agencies,
including (the N.C. Department of
Health and Human Services) or
UNC-system officials said the budget
cuts will hurt the 16 UNC-system cam
puses, which already have been hit hard
by the state’s projected S9OO million
budget deficit for the current fiscal year.
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But while the drags were easy to come by, the fear of
not knowing exactly what he was taking turned Dave
off of Internet sources.
Moore, who is also a bodybuilder, said she could
understand why. She said she knew someone who
once paid $250 for anabolic steroids and received a
t $3 bottle of the vitamin Niacin instead.
R “You don’t know the conditions it was manu
al factured in,” Moore said. “Half don’t know what
country it’s made in. They don’t even know if
they’re getting what they think they're getting. Would
Bill Cosby Condoleezza Rice
26 Votes 8 Votes
Elizabeth Dole Rudy Giuliani
11 Votes 7 Votes
Dean Smith Colin Powell
10 Votes Robin Williams
Maya Angelou 6 Votes
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