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Volume 110, Issue 97
Town Council Slams Brakes on Duplex Construction
By Laura Hinson
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted 9-0 late
Monday night to temporarily ban the building of
duplexes townwide until June 30.
The action essentially buys time for the council to
devise a long-term duplex regulation that would more
specifically address problems in the Northside neigh
borhood, whose residents have been the most ardent
supporters of the duplex ban.
Town Hall was packed with anxious Chapel Hill res
idents, 40 of whom signed up to speak in front of the
The opinions of the speakers varied widely. Students
for the most part disapproved of the ban, saying the
ordinance was an attack on the student body.
Student Body President Jen Daum spoke for the stu
dent population, asking the council to consider waiting
to make a decision while working with the students to
arrive at a joint decision. “The blanket ordinance
would do harm for the students,” she said. “I would like
to offer the student government’s support and help in
finding a solution to this problem.”
Daum argued that the problem is rooted in the
Students to Give
Their State of the
Daum, Larson and Spillman
to address student concerns
By Erin Ganley
The three branches of student government will join
together this afternoon to present their version of a
State of the University Address.
Student Body President Jen Daum, Speaker of
Student Congress Tony Larson and Student Attorney
General Amanda Spillman will speak at 4 p.m. in the
Student Union Auditorium.
“It allows the elected or selected officials of the three
branches of student government to give a student per
spective on where the University is and where it is
going,” Daum said Monday.
Chancellor James Moeser gave his second State of
the University speech Sept. 4, and now student leaders
said the student voices will be heard as well.
Student leaders will address concerns they believe
are most important to students, including access, tuition
and Moeser’s proposed measures of excellence, Daum
This is the first student State of the University
Address since former Student Body President Nic
Heinke’s speech three years ago. But this is the first
time all three branches of student government have
come together to address the University, Larson said.
Daum said she hopes for a good turnout even though
the event has not received much publicity. “The point
is to encourage a dialogue, to get other students to talk
about what they think is important,” she said.
Larson said the address will enable students, facul
ty and administration to see student government in
action. “It is an opportunity for students to see their
elected and appointed leaders and hear directly from
them what they think is important.”
The University Editor can be reached at
Where the Candidates Stand
Against privatizing Social Security
Questions Dole's commitment to civil rights;
recently resigned memberships from
several discriminatory country clubs
Says he would have voted for legislation giving
President Bush the power to attack Igq
unilaterally without congressional ccwsent
Supports federal funding for school
construction, smaller class sizes and early
childhood education programs
Claims there is a need for education
improvement, leading to a more qualified
workforce that will attract modem industry
Economy (creating jobs)
SOURCE: DTH REPORTING AND BOWLES AND DOLE CAMPAIGNS
Northside community, not the entire Chapel Hill area.
Several Northside community residents spoke at the
meeting, strongly supporting the ordinance to ban new
Northside resident Delores Bailey said the essence of
the neighborhood would be challenged if more duplex
es were built in the area, thus attracting more students.
“Northside residents are working to maintain its
character,” she said. “Additional duplexes will not help
us do this.”
Daniel Orisson, a doctoral student at UNC, placed
the blame on the University and said the school should
take more responsibility for student housing.
“Northside is being developed at a disregard to its
current residents,” he said. “I feel that if the University
does not take responsibility for student housing, then
the town’s most vulnerable residents will be affected
The debate escalated as the night drew on, and
opinions from both sides culminated in several loud
outbursts and tense statements from several residents.
Ed Caldwell, a long-time Chapel Hill resident, ges
tured profusely during his speech, which ran over the
allotted three minutes.
“I don’t mind students, but you have to respect me
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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE YACKETY YACK
A 1973 Honor Court panel listens during a case. The honor system at UNC has been student-run since the 1830s, when the Dialectic
and Philanthropic societies dealt with discipline issues. UNC's judicial system is now undergoing an extensive review process.
Time-Honored System Sees Change
By Lynne Shallcross
Since the cornerstone of the University was
laid in 1796, UNC-Chapel Hill has held high
expectations for the conduct of its students.
Through the years, the official documents,
people and names of the organizations that
have helped uphold that honor have changed.
Despite this fact and the major changes being
proposed for the honor system, former UNC
system President Bill Friday said the basic prin
ciple of honor has never changed.
White House chief of
staff during Clinton
Supports a program that would allow younger
workers to invest in private markets, saying it
would help ensure the future of Social Security
Opposed the 1990 civil rights bill as the U.S.
secretary of labor, but says she supported a
similar bill passed in 1991 after she left her post
Says she would have voted for legislation giving
President Bush the power to attack Iraq
unilaterally without congressional consent
Backs President Bush's "Leave No Child
Behind" program, which calls for higher school
Plans to loosen government regulations she
says have a stranglehold on businesses,
especially small ones
The law must be stable, but it must not stand still.
Thousands of folk music performers compete
at N.C. State Fair for cash prizes.
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Senate Debate Yields No Clear Winner
I Elizabeth Dole
Former president of
American Red Cross
By Cassidy Cobbs
Political pundits say that Saturday’s U.S. Senate
debate between Democrat Erskine Bowles and
Republican Elizabeth Dole featured more personal
attacks than their first debate but that the candidates still
focused on important campaign issues.
Though parts of the debate were negative in tone,
the two candidates did not attack each other as much
as in individual television ads, said Brian Smith, a vis
iting political science professor at East Carolina
Smith said that in fact, much of the tension between
the two hopefuls centered on their ads.
He cited Bowles’ criticism of what the candidate
perceived as an attack made against his wife in a Dole
Dole denied that she had ever run attack ads, but the
Football team suffers
See Page 7
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
and people who grew up in Northside,” he told the
council. “You know what to do; you pass that ban on
(duplexes). That’s the least you can do.”
After nearly 2 1/2 hours of personal pleas, the coun
cil passed the ban, emphasizing its temporary nature and
assuring students that there will be new housing available
when anew development, Chapel Ridge, will open next
year. The complex is slated to house nearly 600 people.
“I think to say that this hurts students is not taking that
into account,” said council member Flicka Bateman.
In addition to voting for the ban, the council also
passed an ordinance to adjust the development ordi
nance in regard to nonconforming structures, including
standing duplexes. “(The ordinance) would change our
nonconforming language so that existing structures
would change as minimally as possible,” said Roger
Waldon, planning director. “Any building that exists on
the ground tonight would be grandfathered, or
exempted, from the ordinance.”
The council has scheduled several resident work
shops for gathering additional public input this week
end. More information can be found at
The City Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HONOR COURT REVIEW
“There’s a continuity
of history here of stu
dent freedom that has
made Chapel Hill differ
ent,” Friday said.
But recently, there
have been a few glitches
in the honor system that
have garnered consider
Questions have been
raised about how to pre
serve the system’s stu-
■ Part one of a
looking at a review
of UNC's student
Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy (center) joined the eight members of the Town
Council in a unanimous vote Monday to put a hold on duplex construction.
dent-run tradition while keeping it up-to-date.
Beginning in the 1830s, two student debating
societies, the Dialectic and Philanthropic soci
eties, handled disciplinary issues between stu
dents and faculty.
It wasn’t until 1946 that the student body
constitution was created, adding five student
courts to enforce honor on campus.
In 1974, the Instrument of Student Judicial
Governance, which details the Code of Student
Conduct and the student court procedures, was
See HISTORY, Page 4
comment led to heated debate on the topic.
But discussion of negative advertising did not detract
from important state issues, said Richard Kearney,
chairman of the political science department at East
He said pertinent issues were the main focus of the
debate, estimating that 90 percent of the banter
between the two candidates involved issues such as
trade and the economy rather than negative campaign
UNC-Chapel Hill political science Professor Pamela
Conover said the candidates did not focus their message
on issues pertaining to the state as a whole but target
ed rural areas of North Carolina.
Smith said the candidates focused primarily on issues
specific to the eastern part of the state - the area audi
ence members were most likely to hail from.
See DEBATE, Page 4
Today: Sprinkles; H 63, L 45
Wednesday: Cloudy; H 67, L 46
Thursday: Partly Cloudy; H 61, L 48
But say they were
able to compromise
By Jessica Bonnem
Last-minute pleas by student govern
ment leaders Monday night did not
deter Chapel Hill Town Council mem
bers from unanimously placing a tem
porary ban on duplex housing.
The ban, which takes effect immedi
ately and expires June 30, was adopted
by the council after a lengthy public
■ hearing where many residents and a
handful of stu
against the pro
against the pro
posal favored by
im vice chancel
lor for student
affairs, said stu
still was effective.
“I think just in the nick of time stu
dents weighed in,” Bresciani said.
“(Council members) were waiting to see
if students would step forward, and they
About 10 graduate students and five
undergraduates attended the council
meeting, with most of the presence com
ing from student government officials.
Although the duplex ban passed, stu
dent officials said it will have little effect
on off-campus housing for UNC stu
Student Body President Jen Daum
said that because the ban is temporary
and not indefinite like other proposals
considered, students won’t be left
scrambling for housing options.
“This is a compromise,” she said.
During the public hearing, Branson
Page, Graduate and Professional Student
Federation president, presented a petition
opposing the ordinance signed by more
than 200 students and faculty members.
The petition contained information
gathered by the External Relations
Committee of student government and
See STUDENTS, Page 4
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to see if
they did. ”
Interim Vice Chancellor