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Volume 110, Issue 99
Official: Status won't
By Jennifer Johnson
The Future Naval Officers
Association has jumped the first hurdle
in the fight to keep the Naval Armory
building right where it is, but it might be
to no avail.
The North Carolina Register added
the 60-year-old building to its study list
last week, which allows it to be consid
ered by the N.C. State Historic
Preservation Office to be listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
The Naval Armory and Venable
Hall, are scheduled to be demolished in
2005 to make way for anew $lB6 mil
lion science complex.
The complex will be a multipurpose
building with a parking deck, office
research space and a science library.
Mel Ahle, FNOA president, said the
next step FNOA will take is to fill out
the application for the national registry.
FNOA will not know if the Armory
makes it onto the list until August 2003.
But Paul Kapp, campus historic
preservation manager, said the
University will have the final say in the
demolition of the Armory because it
owns the building.
“The National Register is an hon
orary designation, and federal law,
more so than state law, always asks the
owner to stop, look and listen before
destroying historic integrity,” Kapp
said. “But if that doesn’t go through, die
government can’t stop the University
from tearing (the Armory) down.”
Kapp said he thinks there is a misun
derstanding about the power of the
“I think a lot of people think of his
torical preservation not as a tool but as a
weapon,” Kapp said. “I believe there is
a misunderstanding about what it does.”
Ahle said that although the request
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Up 39 Percent
By Jack Kimball
Since the implementation of Chapel
Hill’s fare-free busing program, rider
ship on the town’s buses has increased
significantly more than officials had
Chapel Hill Transit officials and
Town Council members were surprised
by an increase in bus ridership from
projections used at the birth of the fare
free busing program.
In January, Chapel Hill Transit put
into effect a fare-free policy for the bus
system, which makes all public buses
in Chapel Hill cost nothing to ride.
Fare-free busing also brought with it
slight changes to the overall transit ser
“We expected that the fare-free bus
system would increase ridership,”
Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy said.
Official estimates in January placed
the increase at only about 10 percent to
20 percent, but numbers released in
October reported that overall system
ridership increased 38.6 percent.
“We expected a 10 to 20 percent
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Although parallels exist between the legal system and UNC's judicial system, Honor Court officials
think the differences are important to maintaining the student-run system's educational mission.
UNC Honor Court Seeks
Education, Not Penalty
By Jennifer Johnson
With no gavel, no bloodthirsty prosecution and
no loud objections by the defense, the University
Honor Court is a different proceeding from what
most students imagine.
The legal court system is an adversarial system
that pits the prosecution and the defense against
each other, but officials say the Honor Court is only
quasi-adversarial because it tries to educate rather
than punish the defendant.
“We want the students to walk away with some
thing, so we try to emphasize the educational mis
sion of the University,” said Student Attorney
General Amanda Spillman.
Although the two systems have close similarities
- such as the standard of proof and the appeals
process the absence of a prosecution and the pur
pose behind punishments steer the mind-sets of the
courts in different directions.
The University judicial system deals with two
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Sgt. Steve Riddle (center) writes down measurements from the
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It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
Class offers students a chance to draft
and debate legislation.
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HONOR COURT REVIEW
Residence halls compete
to conserve water.
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Thursday, October 24, 2002
spheres of student life: aca
demic integrity and student
conduct. Plagiarism accu
sations, for example, are
cases confined to the
University’s judicial sys
tem, but the Honor Court
also deals with student mis
conduct, such as sexual
assault, that might be tried
in a district court at the
Honor courts differ from
regular courts of law
■ Part three of a
looking at a review
of UNC's student
because they deal with different communities, said
law Professor Judith Wegner, chairwoman of the
Committee on Student Conduct, which proposes
changes and receives amendments to the court.
“Much of the purpose is different because (the
University Honor Court) is trying to set up a system
See LEGAL, Page 13
Cause of Fatal Accident Unclear
By Jamie Dougher
Assistant City Editor
Police say it was a 50-year-old man
who struck and killed a pedestrian while
driving down West Franklin Street on
The victim, 77-year-old James Elijah
Ellis of Henderson, was crossing the
street in front of Time Out when he
was hit by a white BMW 5-series
Police would not comment on the
identity of the driver.
Chapel Hill police reported that Ellis
was transported by ambulance to UNC
Hospitals, where hospital staff say he
was pronounced dead about 10:10 p.m.
“We put the best two games together to start off the year to
drum up student interest. ”
MIKE Kuhn, CAA Ticket Distribution Chairman
UConn, UK tickets to be given out Saturday
By Rachel Hodges
Basketball season is here, and it’s
time for students to scramble for tickets.
But few students came out for those
tickets Tuesday, the first day of the
year’s first bracelet distribution.
Usually distributions are well-publi
cized, allowing students to prepare to
collect tickets. But this year, Fall Break
fell directly before the distribution,
making it difficult to get the w r ord out.
The number of bracelets already dis
tributed - 1,500 - is lower than
Carolina Athletic Association officials
had hoped, and CAA President Kris
Willet said she was a little upset.
But she said bracelets are still getting
out there. “We put an ad in the paper
before Fall Break,” Willet said.
“Bracelets have been given out.”
The first ticket distribution, being held
this week, is for the Dec. 7 University of
Kentucky game and the Jan. 18 game
against the University of Connecticut.
On a distribution week, students can
pick up bracelets at the student entrance,
Gate 5, of Kenan Stadium. The bracelets
are numbered based on a lottery system,
and students must have their UNC
ONE Card to receive bracelets.
Distribution hours are Tuesday from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday and
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At noon Friday, an assigned number
will be drawn at random in the Pit. The
person whose bracelet matches the
“magic” number will be first in line
when the ticket window opens Saturday.
The number will be posted on the CAA
Web site, the CAA sports ticker in the
Pit and the Smith Center ticket office.
At 6:45 a.m. Saturday, students with
bracelets should arrive at the Smith
Center to prepare for line check.
Students will be divided into blocks of
100 based on bracelet number. If stu
dents are not present for check-in, their
numbers will be declared invalid when
they axe called to pick up tickets.
The ticket window will open at 7 a.m.,
and students should line up in order
behind the bearer of the “magic” number
bracelet. Students can pick up two tickets
when their numbers are called for as long
as tickets are available, and a valid ONE
Card must be presented for each ticket
Students whose bracelets have been
Orange County medical examiner
Jason Reutter, who performed the
autopsy Wednesday, said the cause of
death was blunt force head trauma.
“Basically what he has is a laceration
in his scalp,” he said. “It’s not where the
car hit him but where he hit the
Reutter said it is difficult to tell if
Ellis crossed the street, walked out into
the street and tried to walk back to the
sidewalk or simply stumbled into the
There were no other points of impact
other than the head that contributed to
Ellis’ death, Reutter said.
He added that Ellis had a heart con
dition but that there was no connection
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Sophomore Jeff Richbourg receives
a bracelet Wednesday morning.
tampered with will not be eligible for
tickets. At 8 a.m. Monday, any leftover
tickets will be distributed on a first
come, first-serve basis.
The distribution of tickets will not be in
chronological order. “We put the best two
games together to start off the year to
drum up student interest,” said Mike
Kuhn, CAA’s ticket distribution chairman.
He said CAA officials were afraid that
if tickets for good games were distributed
with tickets for games during Winter
Break, students would feel obligated to
pick up tickets for both games and then
wouldn’t attend the game over break.
To avoid the problem, CAA put
games that fall over break in the same
distribution sets and did the same by
placing the games more people are
expected to attend together, Kuhn said.
He also said ONE Cards could be
checked upon entrance to the game to
prevent any non-UNC students from
acquiring student tickets. By the end of the
season Kuhn hopes cards will be checked
at every game. “Student tickets are for stu
dents only. Students are not supposed to
bring friends and family to the games.”
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between the accident and the heart con
The BMW could have been traveling
at as little as 10 mph, Reutter said, but
the exact speed of the vehicle has not
yet been verified by police.
“Even very slow-moving vehicles,
when they hit somebody it can cause
damage - especially maybe an older
person who doesn’t have good balance,”
The car suffered visible damage in
the accident to its right front section,
including a severed rear-view mirror
and a spiderweb crack in the comer of
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