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Volume 110, Issue 77
Victim: Robber took
cell phone, laptop
By John Frank,
and Daniel Thigpen
A UNC student reported being
robbed at gunpoint in his residence hall
room early Thursday evening.
The 18-year-old victim, who lives in
Avery Residence Hall, reported to
University police at 6:51 p.m. an armed
robbery of his laptop computer, a cell
phone, jewelry and little cash, said
University Police Chief Derek Poarch
shortly after the incident.
No shots were fired, and no injuries
were reported, according to a statement
released Thursday night by University
The release describes the robber as a
black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall,
185 pounds with a medium to dark
complexion and no facial hair. The rob
ber wore his hair in a tight comrow
style and was wearing a gray T-shirt,
blue jeans and boots, according to
Poarch said Thursday night that offi
cials did not know whether the robber
was a student and did not know if he
was still on campus. It is still unclear
whether anyone else was involved, but
Poarch said no one was in the room
with the victim.
Officers patrolled campus Thursday
night and were on high alert near
Avery, Poarch said.
In the meantime, officials are inter
viewing possible witnesses and follow
ing a number of leads. “It’s still ongo
ing,” Poarch said. “It’s really so early -
the detectives are just getting started.”
In an interview two hours after the
robbery, the victim said that the robber
knocked on the door and that he called
for the robber to come in.
After the robber entered and asked
for another resident, the victim directed
him across the hall. The robber left,
then re-entered shortly after without
See ROBBERY, Page 7
By Kim Silvers
Northside community residents have
been requesting that die Chapel Hill
Town Council protect and preserve their
neighborhood by prohibiting further
development of duplexes in the area.
Asa result, the council is considering
a clause in its development ordinance that
would restrict the construction of duplex
es and, according to Mark Chilton, exec
utive director of EmPOWEßment Inc.,
would increase building permit petitions
to an average of one a week before the
clause goes into effect
Mark Patmore, organizer of the
Chapel Hill Landlords’ Association,
said the residents’ increasing requests
are a “complete reaction to the ordi
nance, not toward the neighborhood,
students or the University.”
Northside’s prime location, stretch
ing from North Columbia Street to
Carrboro along West Rosemary Street,
and inexpensive property have attract
ed investors seeking to accommodate
See NORTHSIDE, Page 7
The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
'Round the Clock
CHiPs and Dirty South Improv team up
to bring 24 hours of laughs.
See Page 2
State Budget Saga
Rep. Martin Nesbitt, D-Buncombe, (middle) and Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee David Redwine, D-New Hanover, listen to the
N.C. House debate the 2002-03 budget bill. After four hours of debate, the legislation was approved by a 63-53 vote, mostly along party lines.
UNC-System Funding Cut by SSO Million
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - After months of
struggling to craft a budget while con
tending with one of the worst fiscal sit
uations in the state’s history, legislators
approved a $14.3 billion budget
as a victory for
able to get a
that is one of
the best state
Jim Black, D-
“It’s a bud
get I’m very
said support for the
create a fair budget.
proud of. We’ve made some moves
forward in education.”
The budget, which requires a
final vote before it can be sent to
Gov. Mike Easley, is likely to pass
the two chambers today.
Under the budget plan, the UNC
DTH/SARA CHASE ABRONS
UNC medical student Brad Anglemeyer
watches "ER" on Thursday night.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Friday, September 20, 2002
LEGISLATURE APPROVES SPENDING PLAN
system will be hit with a 2.9 percent
across-the-board cut - totaling about
Lawmakers provided $66 million
to fully fund system enrollment
growth and slated $4.5 million for
need-based financial aid - intended
to counter systemwide tuition
The budget mandates an 8 percent
systemwide tuition increase for in
state students -a $lB6 increase at
UNC-Chapel Hill -and al2 percent
increase for out-of-state students -a
hike of $1,478 at the University.
UNC-system President Molly
Broad said that given the state’s
financial predicament, she is pleased
with the system’s appropriations.
“Considering the fiscal situation,
the budget is fair,” Broad said.
“There is strong evidence that in
every step of the delegating process
legislators moved with concern and
consideration for the universities.
“This has been a very difficult ses
sion, and we have had many cham
pions in the General Assembly. The
support for the universities has been
deepened in both houses and on
See BUDGET, Page 7
TV Dramas: A Reflection of Reality?
By Matt Saldana
Horatio Caine, a renegade forensic investiga
tor on the prime time television drama “CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation,” wanders away from
a search team down an isolated dirt road.
With the sun’s reflection gleaming off his sun
glasses, Caine stumbles upon the missing girl in
question and casually proposes to her, “What do
you say we sit here and get found together?”
Senior citizens retire
to Orange County.
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After months of deliberations, the N.C. General REDUCTIONS
Assembly has tentatively approved a state , .
budget. Here are the cuts and the additions (in Campus Reductions
millions of dcfasl made ,o tte UNC-systtm "
portion of the budget. facilities due to delays in completion dates.
. , Tuition Surcharges SO.B R
Previously Approved Budget: $1,798,320,830 Tuition collected from 25 percent surcharge for taking
Budget Approved Thursday: $1,768,097,109 more than W percent required credit hours
— I ——- 1 Campus Flexibility Reserve SSO.2 R
EXPANSION Center for Alcohol Studies $0.25 NR
ca iw un fleece this year's appropriation to the Endowment for
University Expansion Funds the Center of Alcohol Studies.
Enrollment increases $66.8 R Related Educational Programs
Provides funding for regular-term enrollment growth and scholarships $1.9 NR
distance education enrollment growth. balances in scholarship trust funds to reduce
Enrollment: Focused Growth sll.O R General Fund requirements for one year.
Provide funding to seven campuses 52.7 NR r
designated as locus growth institutions. UNC General Administration
N.C. School of Science and Mathematics: Budget Reduction $2.1 R
Inflationary Increases $0.15 R Reduce funding to UNC-system General Administration
Provide funds for inflationary increases in operating and its programs.
budget. MCNC Contract $0.4 R
NC TEACH $0.5 R Reduce funding for contracted services from MCNC.
Funds to continue the operation of NC TEACH —a lateral Sen/ices might still be provided for less cost.
student Financial Aid $4.5 r University. Expansion Fundj
Provides additional funding for need-based student Student Financial Aid: Funding Shift $15.2 NR
financial aid for UNC-system students. Fund continuation budget for UNC need-based
Aid to Students Attending scholarship funds with income from the Escheats Fund.
Private Colleges $2.2 R Tuition increases $40.0 R
Provides financial aid for funding for additional N. C. Tuition increases of 8 percent for instate students
students attending private colleges in North Carolina. and 12 percent for out-of-state students.
Total Expansion: $138,527,888 Total Reductions $58,363,393
SOURCE: NORTH CAROLINA STATE BUDGET DTH/AMY BLANTON
John Butts, the N.C. chief medical examiner,
said such scenes in CBS’s “CSI” and other televi
sion dramas about forensic science are ridiculous.
“Nobody does things that way,” Butts said.
In addition to performing autopsies, Butts over
sees all of North Carolina’s death investigations.
“In general a lot people are involved (in
investigations), but often in drama one or two
people are doing everything,” he said.
Butts said he does, however, approve of docu
mentary series such as “Cold Case Files,” which
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Whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand
speaks Thursday regarding the
importance of ethical behavior.
Wigand spoke for
honor system week
By Chika Patel
Jeffrey Wigand, the tobacco industry
whistle-blower and subject of the movie
“The Insider,” emphasized the impor
tance of being honest and the dark side
of smoking in a speech Thursday
More than 100 students and faculty
attended the event in Union
Auditorium as part of Honor and
Sponsored by the judicial branch of
student government, the five-day event
is designed to increase the awareness
among students about the UNC honor
The former executive at Brown &
Williamson Tobacco Corporation made
clear the message that erosion of integri
ty needs to be ended. “It is not easy to
be ethical,” Wigand said.
Wigand broke a company confiden
tiality agreement to expose the harmful
way his company was making cigarettes
to make them more addictive.
“I had a moral responsibility toward
a process that would change a life,” he
Asa top researcher for Brown &
Williamson, he thought his job was to
make cigarettes less dangerous for
smokers and to reduce the effects of sec
He continued his research even as he
began to realize that the company was
working directly opposite of his goal.
Wigand said he wished he had
exposed the truth earlier. “I know I
made a mistake. I chose silence -1 was
comfortable with silence,” he said.
But his duty to care didn’t keep him
quiet for too long.
He went public with his inside infor
mation to the CBS television news mag
azine “60 Minutes.” Wigand said some
one needed to step in and expose the
lack of honesty, honor and virtue in the
Lola Stamm, a professor in the
Department of Epidemiology who was
at the speech, said Wigand was an inspi
“What he did might encourage peo-
See WIGAND, Page 7
appears on the A&E network.
“They help to inform the public better in regard
to (medical examination’s) particular services.”
Elsewhere in TV land, Jack McCoy, who NBC’s
Web site refers to as a “charismatic and tougjh
Executive Assistant D.A.,” delivers an incisive final
argument against a defense lawyer on trial for mur
der in the criminal justice drama “Law & Order.”
UNC Professor Arnold Loewy, who teaches
See TV, Page 7