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Volume 110, Issue 106
State Cuts 2 Percent More From UNC
Extra $8.2 million to be cut from UNC-CH budget
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
Bracing for a continued economic slump,
the state has temporarily cut payments to the
UNC system by 2 percent, causing UNC-
Chapel Hill officials to slash an additional
$8.2 million from the University’s budget.
UNC-CH Provost Robert Shelton said the
University levied the cuts to compensate for
funding reductions originating in Gov. Mike
The governor’s office also has directed the
University to permanently cut $765,000 from
UNC journalism school
students conducted poll
By Jennifer Samuels
Assistant State & National Editor
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth
Dole still maintains a comfortable lead over
Democrat Erskine Bowles, according to the
Carolina Poll released Friday by the UNC
School of Journalism and Mass
According to the poll, 47 percent of those
questioned support Dole while 40 percent plan
to vote for Bowles.
Thirteen percent were
Haugh, the only other
candidate to appear on the ballot, was not
included in the poll because he did not partici
pate in either of two televised debates and did
not campaign actively across the state.
In a press release, UNC journalism Professor
Robert Stevenson, the poll’s director, said if
undecided voters select between the two candi
dates in the same proportions as decided voters,
the likely Dole margin is 8 percentage points.
The poll results come from interviews with a
representative sample of 560 registered voters
statewide in the week ending Thursday.
According to the poll, support for Bowles is
especially strong among young voters and
blacks, while Dole is popular with men. It also
showed candidate preference is spread evenly
across the state. A random sample of this size
has a maximum error of about 5 percent.
The poll, in its 20th year, is carried out by
journalism students under faculty supervision.
Though poll results are generally accurate, it
must be taken into consideration that some peo
ple change their minds before the election, said
UNC political science Professor Thad Beyle.
He said issues that were bothering a person
can manifest themselves in the last days of a
campaign. “When there’s movement going on,
you can be somewhat surprised,” he said.
“People are making up their minds at the last
Dole will continue her grass-roots campaign
in the last days of her campaign, said Dole
spokeswoman Janet Bradbury. She said Dole
will not increase her actions to maintain her
“I think the poll that matters is Tuesday when
the voters actually vote,” Bradbury said. “North
Carolina Senate races tend to be tight. We did
expect this one to become closer, and it has.”
Bradbury said she has not seen the poll
Bowles also will not change his campaign
techniques because of one poll’s results, said his
spokesman, Brad Woodhouse. He said Bowles’
final weekend of campaigning found him in the
- See CAROLINA POLL, Page 5
I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds.
Back in Town
Orange Water and Sewage Authority officials
might lessen water restrictions Thursday.
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its operating budget to compensate for
unavailable revenue that was included in the
2002-03 fiscal year budget.
“Even when it was passed, the budget was
out of whack,” Shelton said, referring to the
absent revenue for which UNC-CH now has
Excluding the new cuts, the University’s
funding already has been reduced by 2.9 per
cent under this year’s state appropriations.
Trimming an already sparse budget will be
difficult, Shelton said. “How many small cuts do
you take before you cry out in pain?” he asked.
But UNC-system President Molly Broad
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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MONTGOMERY JOURNAL
Above: Montgomery County, Md., Police Chief Charles Moose, a 1975 UNC graduate, was the lead investigator in the
recent sniper case. Below: Moose poses with the seniors on the 1974-75 Tar Heel wrestling team.
Former Wrestler Helps
Nation Grapple With Sniper
For three long weeks in
October, a serial killer
gunning down random
victims in the Washington,
D.C., metro area gripped the
And for those weeks the
nation was comforted, informed
and reassured by Montgomery
County, Md., Police Chief
Charles Moose. His picture was
on the front pages of newspa-
pers across the nation for weeks, and he quickly
became one of the most well-known faces in law
But Moose, a 1975 UNC graduate, wasn’t
always sure he wanted to be a police officer.
“I was going to be an attorney,” Moose said in an inter
view with The Daily Tar Heel last week. “Then I took a class
senior year called ‘Policing the Police.’”
Reuben Greenberg, now police chief of Charleston, S.C.,
taught the class and told Moose police recruiters from
Portland, Ore., were visiting campus.
“It was a last-minute thing,” Moose said. “I ended up tak
ing a test, and after graduation I headed to Portland.”
Moose started out as a patrol officer in Portland but still
was interested in pursuing a career as an attorney.
“I was going to be a police officer for a couple of years
and then go to law school,” Moose said. “But once I became
a police officer, the experience offered me new insight and
Moose was raised in Lexington, a small town in central
North Carolina. “There were probably as many people in
Monday, November 4, 2002
cautioned that the 2 percent reductions are not
permanent and that the funds likely will be
restored to the system when the state reassess
es its budget in January. “This is a move that
reflects an abundance of caution,” she said.
Though Broad said the funds being withheld
from the system probably will be released mid
fiscal year, UNC-CH officials are crafting a bud
get under the assumption that the University will
never receive the promised money.
Shelton said with the state already antici
pating a $1.7 billion shortfall next fiscal year,
that there is no indication the economy will
pick up and that University funding likely will
be cut further, not restored. “I expect that we
will have more nonrecurring cuts,” he said.
“That’s what the case seems to be until the
PHOTO COURTESY OF UNC SPORTS INFORMATION
He said one of the best parts of his time at UNC was
competing on the wrestling team. In his first couple of years
with the team, Moose said, the coach was an English profes
sor. The program was lax, the team unmotivated.
During his senior year, Bill Lam stepped in as coach and
brought with him new ideals and more competitive athletes.
“We started to work a lot harder,” Moose said. “He
changed the whole state of the team - we were actually good
and winning matches.”
Lam said he was impressed with Moose’s ability to adjust
to the newly intensive program.
“I made it very tough on them all, especially the older
wresders,” Lam said. “But (Moose) had an inherent mental
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Tar Heels in 59-7 win.
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state gets its house in order fiscally.”
State officials’ past actions, not just next
year’s projected revenue shortfall, also indicate
that UNC-CH and the system likely will not
receive the promised money, Shelton said.
After legislators approved the UNC sys
tem’s budget for 2001-02, Easley retroactively
trimmed its funding by 2.7 percent and again
slapped the system with a 1.5 percent reduction
in February. The governor also withheld funds
from municipalities last fiscal year, promising
to reimburse them if the economy righted itself
-much as he is now promising the system.
The economy did not make significant
progress, and municipalities never received
See BUDGET CUTS, Page 5
Lexington as there were at
UNC,” Moose said. “The cam
pus exposed me to different
people and different cultures.”
During his early years at
UNC, Moose joined the
wrestling team and lived in
Ehringhaus Residence Hall
with other athletes.
Moose, who received his
bachelor’s degree in U.S. histo
ry, said he enjoyed the academ-
ic climate but found the adjustment to some class
“Initially, I thought it was very factory-like,” he
said. “But as the years progressed, everything
became more hands-on.”
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Female Faculty Behind in Salaries
A study shows $6 9?6
female faculty in School of Medicine (MD and doctoral
Academic Affairs degree holders only)
earn $1,332 less $3,440
than male faculty other Health Affairs units (Nursing,
at U NC. The gap Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health)
is steeper in
other areas. A $1,232
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Wednesday. Amount Female Faculty Salaries Are Below
Male Faculty Salaries (in thousands)
SOURCE: FACULTY COUNCIL
Lower at UNC
Minority salaries higher on
average than white faculty's
By Lynne Shallcross
A comprehensive study of faculty pay presented at
Friday’s Faculty Council meeting exposed a large gap in
female professors’ salaries as compared to those of their
The study found that, overall, female faculty members
in Academic Affairs at UNC are paid $ 1,332 less in salary
than male faculty.
The largest disparity was seen in the School of
Medicine where, on average, women make $6,976 less
than men. Within the school the problem is magnified
in the Clinical Medicine Department, where women
make an average $9,293 less than fellow male professors.
“We have a problem, and it needs to remedied,” said
Sue Estroff, chairwoman of the Faculty Council.
The council will address the issue at its next meeting,
in December. The full report will be available Wednesday.
Estroff said that meanwhile she hopes the administration
takes a hard look at the disparities in salary.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, women receive on
average $1,169 less than men.
Among tenured and tenure-track professors in Academic
See SALARIES, Page 5
DTH/SARA CHASE ABRONS
Halloween revelers cheer on a mock fight on
Franklin Street on Thursday night.
Large, Civil Crowd
By Jack Kimball
Despite fewer police restrictions for Halloween this
year, the level of violations remained fairly consistent
from 2001 and the evening’s festivities drew 44,000 more
people to Franklin Street than last year.
The record crowd peaked at 69,000 people after mid
night, and 5,300 people used die newly implemented park
and-ride bus system set up for only Halloween, according
to a press release from the Chapel Hill Police Department
Town officials and business managers said the decreased
restrictions did not cause any more problems than usual
for Halloween, heralding this year’s festivities as a success.
Chapel Hill Town Council member Flicka Bateman
said that she received a phone call thanking her for the
lessened restrictions and that the feedback she has
received on the event has been largely warm. “Everything
I’ve heard is very positive,” Bateman said. “I think (the
See HALLOWEEN, Page 5
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