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Volume 110, Issue 76
Budget Agreement Reached
Plan calls for 3 percent cut to UNC-system budget
By Elyse Ashbukn
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - After weeks of political grid
lock and behind-the-scenes maneuvering, N.C.
House and Senate leaders reached an agree
ment on a $14.3 billion state budget plan late
Legislative leaders say the bill is likely to
meet the approval of both chambers and Gov.
cars onto sidewalk
By Kate Harrington
and Lance Johnson
Pedestrians and vehicles along Raleigh
Road have been temporarily rerouted
because of the renovation of Alexander,
Connor and Winston residence halls.
The project, which began in July, is
part of the University’s comprehensive
modernization plan, officials said.
To complete the construction, workers
had to close one lane of traffic and pave
over the sidewalk adjacent to the Student
Union annex to
serve as a
installing a water
line under Raleigh
Road in that area.
north on Raleigh
Road, the detour
up a flight of stairs
and along a dirt
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try to keep
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the way of
An alternative detour for physically
handicapped pedestrians has not been
However, officials said they don’t fore
see it being a problem.
UNC Construction Manager Paul
Caruth said keeping the area clean and
free of distractions is a major concern.
“We try to keep the sidewalks smooth
and safe, and we try to keep workers out
of the way of pedestrians,” Caruth said.
But he said paving over the sidewalk
has raised safety issues.
“We’ve had problems with people
walking on the road instead of using the
detour,” Caruth said.
Bus routes along Raleigh Road also
have been altered to accommodate the
The A, NU and RU stop on both sides
of south Raleigh Road have been relo
cated farther north on the road. Bus
schedules remain the same.
Sophomore Deirtra Crandol said she
missed her bus because of the stop’s new
Crandol, who lives in Ehringhaus
South Residence Hall, said she uses the
Raleigh Road stops ffequendy and said
she has found the construction to be a
“I was late for class because the stop
had moved without my knowing,”
Junior Sarah Brackett also said she is
concerned about Raleigh Road’s new
“I was driving along (Raleigh Road)
and was caught off guard by the new
See RALEIGH ROAD, Page 11
“It’s just a relief to have it done,” said Senate
Appropriations Chairman Howard Lee, D-
Orange. “Hopefully things will hold together
(today) better than they did (Wednesday).”
Both chambers are scheduled to take up the
budget bill today.
Lawmakers had reached a consensus on the
budget Tuesday evening, but a veto threat from
Easley early Wednesday sent legislators back to
the drawing board to rework the budget.
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Jon Connolly, the brewmaster at Carolina Brewery, adds yeast to beer Being brewed Wednesday afternoon. Connolly has nine years
of experience with the process and brews beer at least 100 times each year.
Local brewmasters seek perfect mixes of ingredients
By Sarah Dixon
When a bartender slides a foamy, frosty pint
of beer across the counter, there are many things
going through the wide-eyed recipient’s mind.
The month it took to brew the beer about to
be chugged is probably not one of these things.
“On die surface, (brewing beer is) a really
simple process,” saidjohn Withey, brewmaster
at Top of the Hill. “But in reality there are a lot
of complicated things going into the process,
into the beer.”
Top of the Hill and Carolina Brewery, both
on Franklin Street, are the only two microbrew
eries in the Chapel Hill area.
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Masters of Their Draft
Withey came from England, where he stud
ied biochemistry, to join the brewing team at
Top of the Hill.“ Historically, there were brew
masters in every town in England, and the head
brewer had the same status and salary as a doc
tor,” he said. “Things are a hide different now.”
Though times have changed, good brewers
are still in high demand, said Jon Connolly,
brewmaster at Carolina Brewery.
“We go through the brewing process more
than 100 times a year, and it’s a very complicat
ed process,” Connolly said.
For each brew, the brewmaster must find the
perfect flavor mix of malted barley and hops.
“For a dark beer, we use roasted malts, and for
a beer with sweet flavor we use caramel malts
Thursday, September 19, 2002
morning until we were called to the (governor’s)
mansion,” Lee said.
Easley threatened to use his veto power,
which has never been used by a N.C. governor,
if funding was not restored for first-grade class
size reduction -a key item on his agenda that
was slated to have $26 million slashed from its
“He was concerned about the class size piece
not being in the budget,” Lee said. “He’s cer
tainly threatened to veto if the budget doesn’t
meet his satisfaction.”
But there is little threat of Easley vetoing the
budget bill produced Wednesday night because
Cell Phones Cut UNC's Profit
By Rachel Hodges
Each residence hall has an on-site
Resnet supervisor available to help stu
dents who are having difficulties with their
Internet service -but if subscriptions to
long-distance plans on campus continue to
decline, such services might be eliminated.
According to the Federal
Communications Commission, roughly 61
percent of all people ages 18 to 24 depend
on cell phones. And reliance on cell
phones is costing the University by dimin
ishing revenue that comes from long dis
tance telecom services.
Most students on campus own cell
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the full $26 million for class size reduction was
restored, Lee said.
Instead legislators cut about 0.8 percent
across the board from other appropriations -
including fuhding for the UNC and N.C.
Community College systems.
Both community colleges and state universi
ties were dealt additional $5 million systemwide
cuts Wednesday, Lee said.
The UNC system budget would be trimmed
by a total of about 3 percent under the proposal
-a total of about $52 million -a figure up from
See BUDGET, Page 11
and special hops,” Connolly said. “This formula
is what gives the beer its characteristic flavor.”
And variety, he said, is the name of the game.
“We like to keep a good variety of beer -
light, dark, seasonal - so that there is some
thing for everyone to drink.”
Seasonal beer at the Carolina Brewery
includes Oktoberfest, a brew inspired by the
German festival of the same name.
“For this beer we use hops imported from
Germany and toasted malts to give it the
authentic German flavor,” Connolly said.
The brewing process, done completely on
site at both of these local establishments, takes
about one month. The temperature used in the
fermentation process is another determinant of
the beer’s flavor, Connolly said.
See BREWMASTERS, Page 11
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phones and use them as their primary line,
said Tom Home, director of financial ser
vices for Academic Technology &
Networks. “Cellular service has improved
a lot, and packaging has gotten much eas
ier than it was.”
Sophomore Thomas McAbee is one of
those students. “The dorm phone is too
much of a hassle,” he said. “I can just use
my cell phone.”
Only four years ago, the University was
billing 10.4 million minutes per academic
year of long-distance usage, and two years
ago, the University billed more than 8 mil
lion minutes. But last year, that figure was
cut to just over 4 million.
The number of minutes billed can trans
UNC professor and Chapel Hill resident
Joe Capowski shows the Town Council the
effect of parking by student renters.
Few students attended
the Town Council forum
By Jon Dougherty
A representative cross section of Chapel Hill
residents voiced their thoughts Wednesday night
on the town’s proposed development ordinance,
which includes clauses that could dramatically
change students’ off-campus housing options.
Wednesday’s forum drew homeowners, land
lords, businessmen, University officials and even
a power company representative to support or
denounce changes made in the most current
Noticeably missing from the hearing was a stu
dent voice, as no students came forward to speak
-and few attended - despite the debate swirling
around their effect on the community.
The most controversial clauses proposed in the
ordinance’s third draft allow no more than two
unrelated people per dwelling unit, limit parking
to two cars per dwelling and ban the existence of
duplexes within the town.
Many residents have called the new regula
tions unfair to University students living off cam
pus and other renters within the town.
Dean Bresciani, UNC’s interim vice chancel
lor for student affairs, said in an interview prior to
the meeting that the changes could be disastrous
for students in particular.
“This could completely change the fabric of
off-campus housing,” he said. “This could go as
far as impacting whether students can afford to go
to school here.”
The meeting opened with Mark White, the con
sultant who has been working on the ordinance
since January 2001, describing the major differences
between the second and current ordinance drafts.
“There are five categories of changes: changes
in the resource conservation district, redevelop
ment, single/multi-family homes, stormwater
management and nonconforming structures,”
These five topics have been the most contended
See HEARING, Page 11
late almost directly into the revenue
brought in by long-distance services,
Home said, implying that UNC’s revenue
has been cut in half.
The University offers its own long-dis
tance services for 8 cents a minute on its tele
com network, said Steve Harward, director
of the telecommunications department
Most universities use services from major
companies and then take a commission.
The profits from student phone bills help
fund other communications, including high
speed Internet access. The revenue also
pays for the salaries of the telecommunica
tions staff, including Resnet supervisors.
See CELL PHONES, Page 11