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Volume 110, Issue 74
Set to Vote
Lottery clause in budget
could be pulled out
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - After hours of wrangling behind
closed doors, N.C. House conferees signed off
late Monday on a $14.3 billion budget proposal
for the 2002-03 fiscal year that includes a provi
sion for a lottery referendum.
Senate conferees approved the same budget
proposal earlier in the day.
“The report is being read in at this time, and
there is a lottery referendum in it,” House
Speaker Jim Black, D-
Mecklenburg, said late
He said that today, “We
will decide whether to run
it that way or not.”
The budget proposal
could be rolled out for an
initial vote today and might
not ultimately include the
provision for a lottery ref
erendum, he said.
Black said the referen
dum provision can easily be
removed from the budget
proposal before today’s vote
because no appropriations
are tied to lottery revenue.
“We don’t include the
to have it in
there is to
report it in
money with the lottery referendum,” he said.
“We’re not tied to (the lottery), but the only way
to have it in there is to report it in tonight.”
But Black said the House will definitely vote
on the lottery today - either as a budget provi
sion or as a separate bill.
“You’re going to get a lottery vote (today),” he
said. “We will run it (today) one way or another.”
Lottery legislation would have to be approved
by Wednesday to make it on the Nov. 5 ballot.
It remains unclear whether the lottery has
enough support to pass the House, Black said.
“We’ll know that (today),” he said. “It’s very
See BUDGET, Page 6
Down Water Use
Officials make efforts to
adhere to area guidelines
By Heather Knighton
AND JOELLE RUBEN
On Sept. 9, the Orange Water and Sewer
Authority declared a state of water supply emer
gency for Chapel Hill and Carrboro and advised
its customers to decrease water usage by 25 per
Although the University is exempt from town
requirements because it is a state institution, offi
cials have taken actions to decrease the amount
of water used on campus by the same amount.
The University, including UNC Hospitals, is
OWASA’s largest customer, using 30 percent of
the organization’s water supply.
In 2001, UNC used 837 million gallons of
water, most of which was directed toward utilities
and research laboratories.
Dean Bresciani, interim vice chancellor for stu
dent affairs, said it is the University’s duty as a
large consumer of water to approach the problem
as comprehensively as possible.
“It is in our best interest as well as the town’s
best interest to approach this situation aggresr
sively,” he said.
“If we run out of water, we all run out of
See CONSERVATION, Page 6
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The Future Naval Officers Association is asking that the ROTC building be listed on the
National Register of Historic Places to prevent the building from being torn down.
ROTC Members Protest
Demolition of Armory
By Lynne Shallcross
While UNC’s 50-year blueprint for campus
growth was created to better the University, the
Future Naval Officers Association see it as a home
The FNOA is located in the Naval Armory,
which houses the ROTC divisions, but Phase II of
take place of
from being tom down.
But if the ROTC building is saved, that part of
Phase II “can’t be done,” said Jonathan Howes, direc
tor of the Master Han. “It would seriously change the
kind of science complex that has been designed.”
Phase II of the science complex project involves
building anew multipurpose building that will
include a parking deck, office research space and a
science library in the ROTC building’s location.
Phase II is not scheduled to begin until 2005.
Nearly all legislation is the result of compromise.
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
A FATE UNCERTAIN
Officials will begin by clearing out Venable Hall
and the ROTC building before eventually knock
ing them down.
The UNC Naval ROTC Alumni Association
investigated the situation and determined that peti
tioning the University likely would not be effective.
“We’ve pretty much been told that there’s no
way the University won’t tear it down, so we’re try
ing to go above them,” said FNOA President Mel
The FNOA now is trying to save the building
with the help of the national register.
To be considered as a nominee for the register
from North Carolina, the FNOA has to apply to a
study list, which will then assess the historical sig
nificance of the building.
According to the register’s criteria, the site must
be associated with both significant events and lives
The FNOA sent in its application Monday and
expects to hear the results of the study list by the
middle of October.
The group’s members say that they think the
ROTC building’s deep history is worth saving and
that they hope the register will agree.
Ahle said that the ROTC building was built in
1942 and that all naval aviators of World War II
were trained there, including Ted Williams, former
President George Bush and former President
If the building is demolished, Howes said those
who use the ROTC building will have to be relo
cated, although no final plans have been made.
Ahle said the FNOA has talked with adminis
trative officials about relocating, but she said she is
concerned by the lack of concrete plans.
“To me, that means they don’t have a perma
nent place for us.”
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the Master Plan
ing the structure to
build the new sci
But FNOA mem
bers are fighting to
keep their 60-year
old building on the
comer of South
Columbia Street and
The officers are
requesting a nomina
tion from the N.C.
to be listed on the
National Register of
Historic Places -a
move that would
protect the building
A professor leads a dig
that uncovers a lost city.
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Today: Partly Cloudy; H 85, L 61
Wednesday: T-storms; H 78, L 60
Thursday: T-storms; H 78, L 61
Recount; Lee May
Recounts frustrating for both candidates
N.C. Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, is consider
ing yet another recount of votes cast in last week’s
primary election after results of a second tally
declared Sen. Elbe
winner of the election.
Lee initially called for
a recount after Kinnaird
Last Week's Voter
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defeated him in the election by 114 votes. By state
law, a losing candidate can request a recount if the
vote margin is less than 1 percent of the total votes
Lee said he insisted on holding the first recount
because of the probability of miscounting. He want
ed to make sure no votes had been missed, he said.
In the recount, Kinnaird beat out Lee again, this
time by 119 votes.
Lee said he will announce today whether he
wants to demand a manual recount or to throw in
the towel. He said that he has not thought ahead
as to what he will do in the future if he decides
against another recount.
Kinnaird said another recount will exhaust her.
She said she has, for now, put her general election
campaign plans on hold to accommodate Lee’s
requests. She added that if she is again successful
against Lee, the remaining part of her campaign
period will not be as formidable as the past part.
Kinnaird said the campaign was difficult for her
and for her constituents. “It has not been an easy
or happy campaign running against such a wide
ly admired person,” she said.
See RECOUNT, Page 6
Awards 5325 K to UNC
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
A federal district court judge recently
ruled that a pornographic Web site fea
turing University trademarks must pay
more than $325,000 in damages for
copyright infringement, University offi
cials said Monday.
In an Aug. 2 decision ending a three
year batde with the Web site, Judge
William Osteen ordered the operators
of UNCgirls.com to stop using the
“UNC” abbreviation, which the
University owns the trademark rights to.
Former site owners previously said
the abbreviation stood for Universal
Nude College Girls.
He also ordered that the Web site
domain be transferred to the University.
HONOR WEEK KICKS OFF
Former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith talks to students in the Pit
on Monday as part of the kickoff of Honor and Integrity Week, which
is sponsored by the UNC honor system.
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Asa result of the lawsuit, the site has
been registered to Craig Hyatt, manager
of information technology auxiliary ser
vices at UNC. Hyatt obtained the site last
week and set up a page routing traffic to
UNC’s home page. The UNCgirls.com
site now includes a statement explaining
the lawsuit and the settlement.
Formerly, the Web site featured a
Carolina blue background with snap
shots of the Pit and Franklin Street and
professional pictures of partially nude
women in sexually explicit positions.
Before UNC sued in May 2001, it
sought to privately negotiate to end the
site’s operations. The domain name was
originally bought by a UNC law student.
The student has stated in the past that
See RULING, Page 6