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Volume 110, Issue 61
UNC Campaign Boasts More Than SBOOM
Officials might set fund-raising goals higher
By Erin Ganley
UNC’s fund-raising campaign, still in
its quiet phase, has collected SBOO mil
lion in private donations in the past three
years despite national financial troubles.
The campaign, aptly named Carolina
First, is part of Chancellor James Moeser’s
effort to make UNC the nation’s leading
Backs chancellor due
to safety concerns
By Jon Dougherty
The unfolding drama surrounding
the future of the Horace Williams
Airport added anew subplot Monday.
The Chapel Hill Town Council unan
imously passed a resolution supporting
Chancellor James Moeser’s plan to
close the airport by the end of the year.
Town Council member Mark
Kleinschmidt said the airport’s useful
ness has come to an end.
“We’ve always believed it’s best not
have the airport there,” he said.
The closure of the airport, announced
by the chancellor at an April 30 press
conference, has drawn serious opposi
tion from not only patrons of the airport
but some state legislators in Raleigh.
The main point of contention is
where to relocate the N.C. Area Health
Education Centers program, which flies
physicians to other parts of the state for
seminars and consulting. AH EC houses
its fleet and operates the program from
the Horace Williams Airport.
Moeser has said the airport will not be
closed until AH EC has anew home but
has set the closure date for some time
before the end of the year. The council re
emphasized the importance of keeping
See AIRPORT, Page 5
By Kellie Dixon
Assistant Sports Editor
Each year when Fred Barakat crafts
the ACC’s men’s basketball schedule he
examines a few factors.
Unfortunately for UNC students
eager to attend this season’s North
Carolina-Duke regular season men’s bas
ketball game, Spring Break isn’t one of
them. The contest will be played March
9 - two days after the break starts.
As the associate commissioner and
director of men’s basketball operations
for the ACC, Barakat is responsible for
making sure each conference team
plays 18 games before the NCAA tour
nament commences. “We don’t look at
the Spring Break,” he said. “What we
do is we avoid the exams in December.”
The ACC bases its regular season
schedule, which is always released Aug.
15, on the NCAA tournament schedule.
See SCHEDULE, Page 5
Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, bum.
The Daily Tar Heel is seeking staffers for the
2002-03 academic year. Pick up an application
in Suite 104 of the Student Union.
public university by supplementing state
support with private funds.
The multi-year campaign began July
1, 1999, with a goal of at least $1.5 bil
lion. This will triple the SSOO million the
University received from the state bond
referendum passed in November of
2000. Now, because of the campaign’s
success, organizers are considering rais
ing the goal amount.
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UNC quarterbacks CJ. Stephens (left) and Darian Durant prepare for a drill in last week's practice. They
have been competing for the starting spot since last spring when Durant returned to the team.
DURANT TO START
A rocky off-season fails to sidetrack the sophomore
By Kelly Lusk
The North Carolina quarterback contro
versy has been put to rest.
UNC coach John Bunting announced
Tuesday that Darian Durant beat out CJ.
Stephens to reclaim the star ting position.
“Statistically, all documentation bears out
that (Durant) gets the job,” Bunting said.
“Darian’s in better physical condition than
he’s been in. He’s got experience - beyond
that, there’s not much of a difference.”
Bunting told the quarterbacks his decision
Sunday night. Durant said he was ecstatic
about the news.
“If you’ve got the head guy on your side,
you’ve got everybody on your side,” Durant
said. “Hopefully I can go out there and make
it look like a good decision.”
Durant will take most of the snaps with the
first-team offense during this week’s practice.
“Hopefully I can
go out there and
make it look like
a good decision. ”
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Speed Hallman, director of develop
ment communication, said that he is not
ready to reveal the amount but that the
new goal will be publicly announced on
Oct. 11, a day before University Day.
The announcement was originally set
for last October, but after the events of
Sept. 11, organizers pushed it back.
“It just didn’t feel right to have a
major celebration on campus,” Hallman
said. “A lot of people wanted to just stay
home with their family.
“In September we thought we’d make
State candidates focus
on area transportation.
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the announcement in April. But the fund
raising was going so well that, early this
year, we decided we’d use the summer
to look at how much we had raised.”
Carolina First has raised a record-set
ting SIBO million in cash receipts for the
2001-02 fiscal year. “This has been our
best year ever,” Hallman said.
Additional funding has been promised
but not yet given to the University.
Although the number of donors this fiscal
year has decreased 3 percent from last
year, the amount of dollars received has
Knowing Bunting’s choice will allow Durant
and Stephens to become comfortable in their
“I think it was important for both of us,”
Durant said. “You get into a certain rhythm
working with a certain group. It was going to
be real important for either one of us to work
with that group.”
Bunting said he also plans to give Stephens
some practice time with the first team and will
giant him some minutes in Saturday’s season
opener against Miami (Ohio). Bunting said he
would like to get Stephens in during the first
half but hasn’t devised a set plan to get the
junior in the game.
“I do realize that I’m not exacdy where I
need to be, and just because of the sheer
experience factor, Darian is a little ahead of
me right now,” Stephens said. “That’s what’s
best for the team. I’m in full support of
See DURANT, Page 5
increased 19 percent
“It has been a very unusual year for
the country,” Hallman said. “We’ve been
working very hard and talking to a lot of
alumni and friends of the University.”
Although the state has historically
been generous to UNC, Hallman said,
“Private gifts have always helped us be a
better university. We can do things that
would not otherwise be possible.”
One of Carolina First’s goals to sup
port the UNC community is funding for
200 endowed professorships and 1,000
To Craft Budget
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
With the budget debate all but
stalled, the N.C. Senate decided
Tuesday to buy itself a little more time -
a month to be exact.
Senators approved a resolution con
tinuing the state’s operation under the
funding levels prescribed in the 2001-02
budget until Sept. 30 or until a budget
for the 2002-03 fiscal year is produced,
■whichever comes tlrst. The resolution
could go before the House today.
“We know that we won’t have a bud
get done by the end of August,” said
Senate Appropriations Committee Co
chairman Howard Lee, D-Orange.
The Senate approved its version of
the budget June 19, while the House
approved a different version Aug. 13.
The two chambers must reach a consen
sus before the budget can be finalized.
Because the House and Senate budgets
agree on tuition rates and enrollment
growth funding, UNC-system officials had
hoped the continuation resolution would
include a provision allowing them to go
ahead and dole out those appropriated
funds. But the resolution approved by the
Senate did not include such a provision.
“We had been hopeful that the
General Assembly would have included
it,” said Jeff Davies, UNC-system vice
president for finance. “It would have
been preferable to have been able to
have moved ahead.”
Lee said senators understand the sys-
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Sophomores Ashley Self and Brett Stewart avoid the rain Tuesday.
Blue Heaven was but a memory
in Chapel Hill on Tuesday,
although the rain was a welcome
relief for the area’s drought condi
tions. Recently placed under Stage 2
water restrictions, the town is going
to need more than just one day of
rain to put a dent in the low water
Today: P.M. T-storms; H 77, L 66
Thursday: T-storms; H 83, L 68
Friday: T-storms; H 87, L 64
new undergraduate scholarships and
Carolina First will be done in two
phases. In the first period, called the quiet
phase, the campaign is not overtly pub
licized but organizers begin to talk to peo
ple about making large donations. These
“leadership gifts” are used to try to
encourage other donors.
“We can say we already have ‘x’ dol
lars in hand, we need ‘y’ dollars to meet
See CAMPAIGN, Page 5
tern’s bind but that they cannot allow
administrators to allocate funds until the
budget is finalized.
“The reasons are very valid,” he said.
“They are really operating at a disadvan
tage, but we didn’t think we could make
that exception for one institution. ...
Before you know it, you’d have a budget
on the floor in the form of a continuing
‘We gave the
I don't think
they’ll like it,
Sen. Howard Lee
Despite the differences in the House
and Senate budget proposals, Rand said
the conferring process remains cordial. “I
have seen neither a gun nor a knife.”
But high tensions or not, Lee said he
expects debate will drag on well into
September because neither side will
alter its proposal with ease.
See BUDGET, Page 5
levels found in Cane Creek
Reservoir and University Lake, the
area’s sources of water.
Similar rain showers across the
state prompted the National Weather
Service to declare flash flood watch
es for 23 counties across the state that
lasted until 5 a.m. today.
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ground to a halt
because the two
gets have funda
ences. “It’s going
quite slowly,” he
said. “But there
are significant dif
ferences in the