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Volume 110, Issue 96
Council to Settle Duplex Debate
Duplex ban one of items under consideration tonight
By Jon Dougherty
Months of debate and disagreement over the
continued existence of duplexes in Chapel Hill
might be settled tonight at the Town Council’s
The Chapel Hill Town Council will reconvene
a public hearing at 7 p.m. in the council chambers
to hear comment from residents concerning the
latest draft of the town’s development ordinance.
U.S. Senate debate
at ECU gets heated
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
GREENVILLE - U.S. Senate hope
fuls Democrat Erskine Bowles and
Republican Elizabeth Dole fielded
questions posed by a live audience in a
finger-pointing debate held Saturday at
East Carolina University.
About 100 peo
ple were admitted
to the one-hour
debate, and it was
aired live to North
Carolinians across the state.
The event launched with discussion of
North Korea’s nuclear arms program.
Though the program is banned under
international treaty, both Bowles and
Dole said diplomacy - not war - is the
best solution to dealing with the situation.
But the candidates said that the insur
rection in Iraq is entirely different and that
they would support military action if the
Iraqi regime remained uncooperative.
As the debate gained momentum,
the two agreed on little else.
Dole attacked Bowles for refusing her
challenge to ran an ad-free race, claim
ing that she alone has been committed
to clean campaigning.
“Somewhere along the way she
changed her tune,” Bowles responded,
pointing to a Dole ad he claims unfair
ly attacks his wife, Crandall Bowles, and
the textile company she heads.
“When she went to criticize my family
and my wife, she went too far,” he said.
Dole retorted, “I have never attacked
your wife, nor have I attacked you.”
The candidates also drew distinctions
between themselves on the issues.
“Another difference between my
opponent and me is that I have a plan for
the future of North Carolina,” Dole said.
See DEBATE, Page 4
OWASA Drops Water Restrictions to Stage 2, Will Review Policies
rjO Heel Notes
x Stage 2 water restrictions that are now in effect:
Y | • The use of sprinklers and irrigation systems is limited to one day per week.
\ I • Customers with odd-numbered street addresses may irrigate only on Monday.
S. \ . Customers with even-numbered street addresses may irrigate only on
\ ISl\ Thursday.
• irrigation and sprinkling systems may only use one-half inch or less,
one day a week.
• Sprinklers and irrigation systems are limited to one-half inch or less per week and may only be
operated either before sunrise or after sunset.
• OWASA water cannot be used to fill decorative fountains or swimming pools but may be used
to replenish swimming pools to the extent necessary for operation.
• Washing vehicles, buildings, sidewalks, driveways and other impervious surfaces is prohibited.
• Restaurants are not supposed to serve OWASA water except upon request.
SOURCE: WWW.OWASA.ORG DTH/STAFF
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go but... the road is life.
Senior class officials plan week of educational
and social activities for graduating students.
See Page 2
The council began the hearing Sept. 18 and left
it open to receive further comment. Tonight con-
cludes a monthlong infor
in which the council has
sought public opinion.
The council is slated to
vote on two amendments
Asks for No Ban
See Page 6
to the town’s ordinance. One of the issues up for
consideration is that of duplexes. The town’s staff
has provided two options it thinks would be viable
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Seniors Eve Rackham (left) and Holly Strauss sleep on the volleyball team bus during the five-hour ride to Maryland
Thursday afternoon. The team also traveled to Virginia during a Fall Break road trip.
The highest-ranked UNC volleyball team in history hits the highway
By Daniel Blank
“I think the idea most people have about traveling is this glorified
(view),” says senior Malaika Underwood of the No. 11 North Carolina
women’s volleyball team. “We really grind it out.”
It’s Thursday, the first day of Fall Break. But unlike many students who
get to kick back and relax for a few
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Sophomore Caroline deßoeck
passes time on the bus Thursday
afternoon by playing Solitaire.
lunch. An hour later the team is
back on the bus and heading on its way up to College Park.
Sagula pops “Meet the Parents” into the VCR, but the morning
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Monday, October 21, 2002
actions: Option A would ban duplex housing
throughout all residential zones; Option B would
limit the size of newly built or converted duplex
es in the future.
The council also will vote on an amendment to
clarify the meaning of building nonconformity in
the new ordinance. The guidelines before the
council stipulate that any building in use and any
use permit granted before today will be honored.
Those buildings affected would not be made non
conforming. The language would allow existing
duplexes to stand as they are.
In a memorandum to the council, town staff, led
by Town Manager Cal Horton, have thrown their
days, the members of the team are
on a business trip -a three-day,
two-game trek to College Park,
Md., and Charlottesville, Va.
9:46 a,m. - The day officially
begins with practice at
Carmichael Auditorium, one of
the last tuneups for the upcoming
matches. Five hours later, the
team is back at Carmichael to get
on the bus.
2:40 p.m. - The team bus
backs out of the Carmichael park
ing lot and heads to The Loop for
By Jon Dougherty
Following an Orange Water and Sewer
Authority recommendation, the towns of
Chapel Hill and Carrboro, along with the
rest of Orange County, stepped down to
Stage 2 water restrictions Friday.
Resolutions approved by Chapel Hill
Mayor Kevin Foy, Carrboro Mayor Mike
Nelson and Orange County
Commissioners Chairman Barry Jacobs
declared that the previously enforced
Level 1 water emergency was no longer
in effect after the OWASA board of direc
Tar Heeis give up
21-point lead in loss.
See Page 12
support behind Option A.
Council member Jim Ward said he wants to
direcdy address the concerns stemming from the
duplex ban issue. “I am interested in dealing with
the negatives that are associated with the residents
of some communities,” Ward said.
But he said the issue can be handled without an
outright ban on duplexes within the town limits.
Several groups have a vested interest in the out
come of tonight’s votes. Outside the general resi
dent population, landlords and students have been
vocal in their opposition to the proposed changes
See MEETING, Page 4
practice has taken its toll, and most
of the team has fallen asleep by the
time the previews are done.
“It goes in spurts I feel like,” says
senior Holly Strauss. “Everyone
will be passed out right now, but
give it like an hour, and everybody
will be up, talking and doing stuff.”
Most players are sleeping, listen
ing to music, studying or chatting
softly among one another or on
their cell phones. There is no
rowdy behavior or crazy antics.
“We’re probably more reserved
on the bus,” says assistant coach
Jim Lodes. “I think as a group we’re pretty focused on academics.”
But some people are better about getting work done on the bus
“I do my homework on the way - there’s no distractions on the bus
except for the movies, which usually suck,” jokes sophomore Katie
Wright. “Compared to my room, I think the bus is much better to get
Others find the distractions too appealing or complain about
See ROAD TRIP, Page 4
tors voted Thursday to relax restrictions.
The board made its decision at a spe
cially called meeting to address the newest
drought conditions following a little more
than an hour of presentations and debate.
tor of planning
UNC Plans Few
Changes to Water
See Page 5
the board on the
status of the utility’s two reservoirs, Cane
Creek and University Lake. “We’ve taken
in over 1.1 billion gallons of water since
last Friday. This puts our reservoirs at 62
r f A.
Today: Rain; H 61, L 47
Tuesday: Partly Cloudy; H 63, L 45
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy; H 62, L 42
Head coach Joe Sagula lectures
the team during a timeout in
Friday's match at Maryland.
percent,” Holland said. “Based on con
sumption levels of the past 30 days, we’ve
gone from 132 days of water up to 280.”
Holland indicated that OWASA’s
conservation campaign, in conjunction
with the restrictions, is having the
desired effect. Water use is down 3 mil
lion gallons daily from this time last year.
Following Holland’s briefing, Ed
Kerwin, OWASA’s executive director,
made his recommendation to the board,
affirming the move to Stage 2.
“With the cold months ahead, the staff
does not feel this is any longer an emer
gency,” he said. “We do caution that there
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UNC quarterback Darian Durant
broke a bone in his right hand
during Saturday's game.
Durant scheduled for
thumb surgery today
By Kelly Lusk
North Carolina quarterback Darian
Durant, who led the ACC in total
offense and passing through seven
games this year, is out for the remainder
of the regular season with a broken
bone in his right thumb.
Durant injured his thumb when it hit
a helmet early in the third quarter of
UNC’s 37-27 loss to Virginia on
He returned to the field after the hit
but after one series took himself out of
the game because he could not grip the
ball. X-rays Sunday morning revealed
the fracture, which resulted from a ten
don pulling a piece of bone off the back
of his thumb.
“He was in a position where he
couldn’t extend his thumb out,” said
Dan Hooker, UNC football’s head ath
The sophomore will have surgery
today and will be out for at least six
weeks, missing the Tar Heels’ five
remaining regular season contests.
UNC would have to win four of those
five to be eligible for a bowl bid.
Durant is 126 of 213 passing for 1,861
yards and 15 touchdowns through seven
games this season and has rushed for
140 yards and one touchdown on 71
He turned in an efficient perfor
mance for the Tar Heels against
See DURANT, Page 4
is no indication the drought is over.”
Kerwin said the deluge of Oct 11,
which brought millions of gallons to the
OWASA service area, will only carry the
community for so long. The real concern
will be precipitation in the coming months
and the streamflow rain brings with it
Though the motion to move to Stage 2
was approved unanimously, board mem
bers expressed frustration at the bounds
placed on them by the water ordinances
on the books for Chapel Hill, Carrboro
and Orange County. “I agree emergency
See OWASA, Page 4