VOLUME 112, ISSUE 56
Lawsuit provokes campuswide debate
AIO member aims to \get on with’life
BY EMILY STEEL
One day after the three mem
bers of Alpha lota Omega stepped
into the Pit and made public their
intentions to take on the University
in federal court, they were ready to
return to being anonymous.
“I am not really going around
trying to start a ruckus now that it
is going on,” said fraternity mem
ber Jonathan Park. “I am just try
ing to get on with my life.”
But with pictures of Park, Ttevor
Hamm and Carlon Myrick the
three members of the Christian
fraternity that has filed suit against
UNC’s Tarpley also scores
in 2-1 defeat of Brazilians
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ATHENS, Greece When the final whistle blew,
an exhausted Mia Hamm quickly was swarmed by
17 thrilled teammates.
A few minutes later, an Olympic gold medal was
hanging around her neck, tod.
Hamm and the rest of the Fab Five had just
enough left in their thirtysomething legs for one
more title, beating Brazil 2-1 Thursday in overtime
in their final tournament together.
Abby Wambach scored in the 112th minute with
a powerful 10-yard header off a comer kick from
Kristine Tilly. It was Wambach’s fourth goakof the
Olympics and 18th in her last 20 games.
The game marked the final competitive appear
ance together for the last remaining players from
the first World Cup championship team in 1991.
The five helped bring their sport to national promi
nence and captured the country’s imagination by
winning the World Cup in 1999- Together they have
played in 1,230 international matches.
Hamm, who graduated from UNC in 1994,
Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett are retiring from
the national team although they might play
in some farewell exhibitions this fall leaving
Kristine Lilly and Brandi Chastain as the last of
the old guard.
.They’ll leave happy with the final result, but it
wasn’t easy. The Americans were less organized and
less creative against the young Brazilians, who also
weren’t afraid to shove the U.S. stars around.
Hamm straggled at times in the 266th game of
a 17-year career that included 153 goals.
The U.S. team was rescued by Wambach, some
great saves from goalkeeper Briana Scurry and a
goal from UNC junior Lindsay Tarpley in the 39th
Tarpley is one of two current Tar Heels on the
squad, along with sophomore Heather O’Reilly.
U.S. defender Catherine Reddick also played on
last season’s North Carolina 2003 championship
After the game, the team grabbed flags from
fans and took a victory lap, waving the flags to the
crowd of 10,416 at Karaiskaki Stadium.
Hamm clenched her fists under her chin and
looked to the sky with teary eyes after arriving
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the University plastered on the
news and across the front page of
the campus newspaper, Thursday
was anything but ordinary.
“It was a weird day,” Park said.
“It was just weird waking up in the
morning, seeing my picture on the
front page of The Daily Tar Heel
and seeing the reaction on people’s
Members of Alpha lota Omega
fraternity made national headlines
Wednesday as they filed suit against
the University in the U.S. District
Court in Greensboro.
UNC-Chapel Hill now has 19 days
left to respond to the lawsuit, which
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of the Master Plan, many drivers are forced to find alternative parking in more distant lots such as those at Jones Ferry Road and Eubanks Road.
BY JOSEPH R. SCHWARTZ
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
With cranes and bulldozers in the
place of their parking spaces, some
people recently have been having
trouble seeing the long-term potential
of the University’s expansion.
Several ongoing construction projects
have displaced 893 parking spaces, creat
ing an influx of park-and-ride patrons.
This week, numerous motorists
attempting to park at the Friday Center
have been met with signs diverting them
to the Eubanks Road and Jones Ferry
Road lots, both several miles across
town. Those who have tried to park in
the N.C. 54 and Southern Village lots
have encountered similar difficulty.
Gary Cocker, a Chapel Hill Transit
bus driver, said the lots have been more
crowded this year than in the past.
“It’s been a big increase,” he said. “I
would attribute it to the loss of spaces
Council looks into student involvement
BY DAN SCHWIND
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
While the University’s administra
tion and the Chapel Hill Town Council
seem to be growing apart, council mem
bers and students could be on the verge
of anew relationship.
A Town Council committee is look
ing into the possibility of creating per
manent positions for students on town
Council member Mark Kleinschmidt,
a member of the committee, said sev
eral advisory boards have passed along
suggestions regarding student positions
to Town Clerk Joyce Smith.
“There seems to be variant opinions
from the different advisory boards,”
Kleinschmidt said. “Not necessarily
yes/no answers, but suggestions.”
claims that the U.S. Constitution’s
First Amendment guarantees the
fraternity the right to discriminate
membership based on religious
“We’re just going to wait to see
how the University responds and let
the lawyers do their job,” Park said.
“Right now, we are just going to try
to get back to the swing of things.”
The University has affirmed
that it has the responsibility to bal
ance freedom of association rights
afforded by the First Amendment
with protections against dis
crimination guaranteed by the
William Marshall, a UNC-CH
law professor and constitutional
scholar whom University officials
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have consulted, said he believes the
University is on solid footing.
“There is nothing in what the
University is doing that is prohibit
ing this group from believing what
they want to believe and advocat
ing exactly what they want to advo
cate,” he said. “That is why this, to
me, is somewhat of a mystery.”
Jerome Barron, a professor
of constitutional law at George
Washington University, argued a
“If what they want is access to
University fees, assistance and facili
ties, the University has a right, and in
fact a duty, to protect its facilities or
to operate its facilities in a manner
SEE LAWSUIT, PAGE 6
In the mornings, there have been
lines almost 100 feet long to ride the
bus, and trips have been standing
room only, said Stephanie Mackey, a
post-doctoral student who parks at the
Cocker said many riders are complain
ing about the lines to get on the bus.
“It’s going to be jammed up for
awhile,” he said. “They didn’t build
enough park-and-ride lots before they
started doing this construction.”
Mackey said some of her colleagues at
the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer
Center have been forced to park at UNC
Hospitals and to pay $1 an hour.
Randy Young, spokesman for the
Department of Public Safety, said that
while the UNC development plan does
provide some unique challenges, officials
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At the council’s Nov. 24 business
meeting, then-UNC Student Body
Secretary Frances Ferris presented a
petition for permanent positions for
students on boards that directly affect
The council voted unanimously for
the Committee to Study the Possible
Creation of Student Seats on Town
Advisory Boards and Commissions in
Among the reports received so far,
Kleinschmidt said advisory groups had
suggested having nonvoting student
liaisons, students with full voting rights
or not having students on the board at
Once the suggestions are in and orga
nized, Kleinschmidt said, the commit
tee will begin the process of evaluating
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Legislators say school
needs to uphold law
BY EMMA BURGIN
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
There is a certain level of dis
cord state legislators will tolerate
from their flagship university.
UNC’s involvement in a federal
lawsuit with the Alpha lota Omega
fraternity, which is seeking to rein
state its official University recog
nition as a student organization,
seems to be on that level.
Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange, said
the lawsuit will serve as ah interest
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and choosing a course of action.
“I can’t imagine (the information
gathering) going much longer,” he said.
“There was strong interest in die spring
to get this done by the end of the year. I
hope the student interest remains.”
Student Body President Matt Calabria
said he believed students are interested
in getting involved because the town
affects their lives.
“I think we’re very interested in get
ting involved,” he said. “There are lot
of town issues like safety, commerce,
housing and transportation that affect
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ing barometer for the University's
debate on discrimination.
“It’s an interesting question
about: ‘Should a group be able to
discriminate on some basis to keep
certain groups out of their organi
zation?’” she said.
“It will be interesting to see what
kind of response comes out of the
The University revoked AlO’s
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George Cianciolo, chairman of the
transportation board, said he liked the
idea of students on his board because
of the valuable information they can
“(The transportation board has)
always thought it’s appropriate,” he
said. “We feel since students are a big
user of the transit system, it’s quite
The transportation board is the only
board with a student member, senior
Anup Dashputre, who was appointed
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