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Volume 110, Issue 58
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UNC’s Brian Morrison defends Duke guard
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not OK under code
By Daniel Thigpen
Student Body Vice President Aaron
Hiller said Thursday that he will work
with the speaker of Student Congress to
change the Student Code so appoint
ments made this summer can be con
firmed early next month.
In July, Hiller appointed sophomores
Tre Jones and Colin Rogister and
juniors Amanda Taylor and Charity
Sturdivant to serve as UNC-Chapel Hill
delegates to the UNC-system
Association of Student Governments.
The ASG asks each of the system’s
student governments to appoint four
voting delegates to the association, said
ASG President Jonathan Ducote.
Student Body President Jen Daum
said Thursday that
she will serve as
one of the delega
tion’s four voting
members and that
Taylor will be a
gate because she
might be leaving
at the end of the
Tide IV, Article
111, Section 239 of
the Student Code
states that Daum,
as student body
said legislation to
change the code
will be ready today.
serve as a voting
UNC-CH representative on ASG and
that she must appoint two other dele
gates -one a graduate student, the other
an undergraduate - who must be
approved by the Student Affairs
Committee and Student Congress.
Tide 11, Article XII, Section 428 also
states that the speaker of Congress is
supposed to be the fourth voting dele
gate but that the speaker can appoint
someone to take his place at any time.
Ducote said the ASG requires the sys
tem’s campuses to appoint delegates in
basically the same manner outlined in the
current version of the UNC-CH Student
Code, which was updated in April.
But both Ducote and Hiller said
See DELEGATES, Page 5
Tradition does not mean to look after the ash, but to keep the flame alive.
Two fraternities have closed their houses,
although only one lost its charter.
See Page 4
Historic matchup slated for 2 days after classes end
By Kellie Dixon And James Giza
UNC seniors might want to reconsider their
dreams of a Spring Break excursion sunning on
the beaches of Cancun or Key West.
For what appears to be the first time in the
rivalry’s history, the final regular-season basket
ball game between North Carolina and Duke
will conflict with UNC’s spring break. The tele
vised game, which is scheduled to be played at
the Smith Center on March 9, falls just two days
after campus shuts down for the weeklong break.
It has been the traditional closer for both
teams’ regular seasons for almost half a century.
That means many students will have to make
a choice - delay their Spring Break plans or sac
rifice the chance to pack the stands for one of
the most anticipated games of the season. The
decision will be particularly gut-wrenching for
seniors, who get the first crack at tickets.
“You just think about the seniors, and you
really hate it,” said Dick Baddour, UNC’s direc
tor of athletics. “It is very unfortunate. It’s one
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Chapel Hill residents Terri Maynor and Sue Walsh talk while eating lunch at The Rathskeller, a traditional Franklin Street restaurant
and favorite of UNC alumni. Walsh, a frequent customer, enjoys dining at The Rat during her lunch breaks.
The Same Old Rat
Despite ownership change, few changes on the horizon
By Jon Dougherty
As ownership of the Rathskeller, a Franklin Street sta
ple for more than 50 years, changes for the second time
in three years, new management assures that leadership
and not atmosphere is the only immediate change.
In 1999, the Rat, at 157 1/2 E. Franklin St. in Amber
Alley, was put up for sale and nearly closed down after no
one was interested in purchasing the restaurant.
Enter Francis Henry, Ken Jackson, John Woodward and
Brian Wilson. The group came together in just one week
to buy and pre~erve Rathskeller from fading out of the
Franklin Street scene.
Henry is now buying out the shares of his partners, all
of whom have other businesses to tend to. He said the
change in the business arrangements stems not from mon
etary gain but from necessity and efficiency.
“Upon the death of Mrs. Danziger (the former owner of
the Rat), the place went to a trust,” Henry said. “When we
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Friday, August 23, 2002
of those things given the (University) calendar
and the NCAA calendar, given the number of
weeks, it just fell out that way.”
The NCAA tournament begins March 21, a
full week after last year’s starting date.
Conferences around the nation base their reg
ular season and conference tournament sched
ules on the NCAA schedule. Usually the ACC
tournament starts the first weekend of UNC’s
Spring Break, putting the final Duke game the
week before students leave for break. The
teams alternate hosting the game annually.
But this year, because the NCAA tourna
ment is a week later, the ACC had to shift its
schedule forward to maintain continuity. The
2002-03 schedule was released nine days ago.
In recent history, the only other game during
Spring Break was in 1992, when it was played
the day before classes resumed.
Although it is unclear exactly how the con
flict occurred, it appears to be a combination of
the late NCAA tournament and 10 fewer days
than normal in the academic calendar.
The conflict surprised David Lanier, co-
came in, the place was dirty and it didn’t really have a good
name attached to it. We spent over 200 man hours and
three years of work to get the Rat back where we want it.”
Henry has been living in Wilmington in recent years
but is moving back to the area to assume full control of the
Franklin Street legend. He’s been staying at the Red Roof
Inn in Durham because he hasn’t had time to find a per
manent home while working more than 16-hour days -
not only handling managerial tasks but also busing tables
when the customer load gets too heavy.
Henry said that for now, things at the Rat will be busi
ness as usual.
“We will be making some changes in the prep room,
and I’ll be looking for space in the dining area,” Henry
said. “But for right now, die customers will still see the Rat
Henry added that he will be looking into moving the
bar back if possible.
See RATHSKELLER, Page 5
Men's soccer aims to
defend NCAA title.
See Page 9
chairman of UNC’s Academic Calendar
Committee, who said the calendar is drafted a
year to two years in advance. For instance, the
University’s 2003-04 calendar was passed in
May 2002. The game also falls on Duke’s
Spring Break, but Lanier said he doesn’t expect
any changes to be made to UNC’s calendar.
“It would have to be an academic reason
behind that,” he said. “I know it’s inconvenient,
but you’re not talking about it affecting the entire
25,000-student body. It is an academic calendar,
and athletics are supposed to come second.”
Another concern is accommodating on-cam
pus students who might want to stay for the game.
Rick Bradley, assistant director of housing and
residential education, said he plans to raise the
concern at a housing staff meeting Wednesday.
Baddour admitted that the conflict possibly
could have been avoided this year, but he
hopes preventing it in the future won’t mean
changing tradition. “I don’t know what other
options there might be. But I think that’s a
strong tradition that people support.”
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Future Rathskeller Owner
Attorneys for a Christian group will
continue to pursue legal action against
the University for requiring a book on
Islam, the Agence France-Presse news
service reported late Thursday night.
According to the news service,
Michael DePrimo, attorney for the
Mississippi-based conservative American
Family Association Center for Law and
Policy, said, “We are going back to the
district court to pursue the procedure.”
The association, which represents the
Virginia-based Family Policy Network,
opposes UNC’s requirement that stu
dents read “Approaching the Qur’an:
The Early Revelations” by Michael Sells.
“We believe that the University
engaged in an unconstitutional require
ment,” DePrimo said, according to the
See QURAN, Page 5
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
Members of the UNC-system Board
of Governors - charged with examining
an academic freedom resolution - have
paved the way for the full board to sup
port the University’s intellectual auton
The BOG Educational Planning and
Policies Committee unanimously voted
in favor of a resolution supporting aca
demic freedom Thursday.
The resolution will go before the full
board for a vote Sept. 13.
“It is only right and proper that we
do this at this particular time in the his
tory of our University,” said BOG
Chairman Brad Wilson.
The full board failed to pass a similar
resolution at its Aug. 9 meeting.
See BOG, Page 5
Site would host
By Nate DeGraff
Yet another University construction
plan has drawn heated protest from
Chapel Hill residents.
This time, Elkin Hills-area dwellers
cried foul to a proposed campus ser
vices complex just west of Airport Road
on Estes Drive Extension. The
University’s plan, presented to residents
See MEETING, Page 5