VOLUME 112, ISSUE 80
Panel finalizes Carolina North report
CITES ISSUES WITH TRANSPORTATION, PARKING, UTILITIES
BY ADAM RHEW
A citizen advisory group final
ized Thursday the recommenda
tions it will make to the Chapel Hill
Town Council regarding develop
ment plans for UNC’s satellite
campus, Carolina North.
Members of the Horace Williams
Citizens Committee unanimously
approved the document, which cites
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at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Jim Cehref, center, moderated the debate, which focused on foreign policy and homeland security.
BATTLE IN MIAMI
BY EMMA BURGIN STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry spent much of Thursday night
defending himself against President Bush as both men emerged stronger
than ever before during a debate about foreign policy, pundits say.
The candidates spent 90 minutes arguing about future courses of action in Iraq
as well as other foreign policy issues.
Kerry said Bush made a “colossal error in judgment” by invading Iraq without
stronger support from allies and a clear plan for peace.
Bush defended his decisions regarding Iraq and its former president, Saddam
Hussein, saying the president must take threats
seriously before they fully materialize.
“September the 11th changed how America
must look at the world,” he said. “... Saddam
Hussein is sitting in a prison cell, and America
and the world are better for it.”
Kerry alluded to his plan to get troops out
of Iraq, pointing out that the United States has
harbored 90 percent of the casualties and 90
percent of the cost throughout the conflict.
“We have a choice here,” he said. “You can
have (my plan) or you can have the president’s
plan, which is four words: ‘more of the same.’
“I will succeed for those troops now that we’re
there. Help is on the way. I believe those troops
Number of on-campus thefts drops
BY MARTA OSTROWSKI
University crime statistics
released today in the Campus
Security Report 2004 reveal that
burglary and motor theft were the
most prevalent type of crime during
the 2003 calendar year.
University police files campus
crime reports every day, but the
new yearlong statistics show that
crime on campus has decreased
In 2003, there were five on-cam
pus cases of robbery, four cases of
aggravated assault and 28 cases
of burglary reported to University
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transportation, pollution and park
ing as some of the main problems
the University has yet to address
“I feel great about our work,”
said committee chairman Randy
Carolina North is a 240-acre
research park planned to be built
1 1/2 miles from UNC’s main
deserve better than what they’re getting today. I
believe there’s a better way to do this.”
But Bush said he would not withdraw until
the mission is accomplished.
“Every life is precious,” he said. “Every life
matters. The hardest part of the job is to know
that I committed the troops in harm’s way. (But)
the biggest disaster that could happen (in the
war on terror) is not succeeding in Iraq.”
Throughout the debate, Bush said he was
better equipped than his opponent to make the
tough decisions entrusted to a commander-in
chief. “I made some tough decisions, but people
know where I stand,’’he said. “... This nation of
ours has a solid duty to defeat this ideology of
Furthermore, liquor law viola
tions led to 13 arrests, and 31 drug
related arrests were made on cam
pus, the report states.
Reports show that since 2001,
burglary and assault incidents, as
well as liquor law arrests and forc
ible sex offenses, have decreased.
In 2001, UNC experienced one
incident of robbery, 18 cases of
assault and 56 cases of burglary.
Larceny tops the list as the most
prevalent type of crime on cam
pus, said police spokesman Randy
He said there has been a steady
The committee’s recommenda
tions include side-by-side com
parisons of the original suggestions
the group made in January and the
University’s presentation in May
about development plans.
Thursday’s comparison shows
where UNC’s presentation addressed
specific issues raised by the commit
tee and where it did not.
Committee members spent a
hate. We have a duty to defeat this enemy.”
But Kerry consistently said Bush misled the
American public to believe that Iraq has weapons
of mass destruction and ties to al-Qaida. “He ...
promised America that he would go to war as a
last resort. Those words mean something to me.”
Kerry repeatedly combated Bush’s accusations
that he does not have a firm stance on Iraq or the
funding Congress supplied for reconstruction.
“Help is on the way, but it’s certainly hard to
tell it when you vote against the SB7 million sup
plemental,” Bush said, referring to Kerry’s vote
against the bill that provided funds for recon
struction efforts in Iraq.
Ferrel Guillory, director of UNC’s Program on
Politics, Media and Southern Life, said the dis
course on Iraq is what voters were anticipating.
“I thought that served people really well.
Voters got to hear how both of them would
approach Iraq in the future in some depth.”
For the final half-hour of the debate, the
president and the senator from Massachussets
focused on other foreign policy issues, such as
nuclear proliferation and pre-emptive war.
Both candidates would preserve the president’s
right to enter pre-emtpive war, although Kerry
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 4
“ The campus is not immune. We
must alert them in public safety. ”
RANDY YOUNG, UNIVERSITY POLICE SPOKESMAN
decrease during the last couple of
Young said officials do not
know of an apparent reason for
the slight decrease in overall
“We have not changed any of our
policies and have continued with
normal procedures,” he said.
The Department of Public Safety
has striven to create a safe environ
large portion of the three-hour
meeting discussing transportation,
along with the issue of water, sewer
and storm water management.
Committee member Joe Capowski
said transportation is the “single
most important issue” in the plan.
The recommendations, which
will be presented to the council
Oct. 11, state that “the University
administration has provided insuf-
ment for those who work, visit and
study in Chapel Hill, he said.
Last year, the department was
recognized for the success of its
ongoing campuswide Larceny
This campaign helped reduce
the campus larceny rate by 30
percent, Young said, and because
SEE SECURITY, PAGE 4
ficient information about the uses
of Carolina North, the types of ten
ants who will be there and about
their transportation needs.”
Another source of contention
committee members had with
the University plan involved
According to UNC’s compre
hensive plan for Carolina North,
the satellite campus will have
between 16,000 and 20,000 park
That caused concern among
to capitalize on
UNC to start 3 medical initiatives
BY JENN KAWKA
Exactly One year after the
National Institutes of Health pre
sented initiatives to speed research
discoveries, UNC has begun plans
to establish three interdisciplinary
Expecting to total more than
$5 million during its initial
three years, three Roadmap for
Medical Research grants will
fund initiatives at the University
in genetic abnormalities, obesity
NIH awarded 21 grants to
institutions nationwide, and UNC
was the only to receive three.
“That puts us in an unprec
edented state nationally, and I
question fee use
BY STEPHANIE NEWTON
Despite recent meetings of
the Chancellor’s Committee on
Student Fees aimed at shedding
light on the use and effectiveness
of student fees, some students
are still in the dark.
Jennifer Bushman, president
of the Graduate and Professional
Student Federation, says some
professional students have
paid fees to University Career
Services. But UCS does not serve
students in certain professional
schools, such as the Schools of
Law and Medicine.
“Prior to this year, I think,
it was a simple oversight,”
North Carolina midfielder Elizabeth Guess (30)
dribbles past N.C. State defender Michelle Crocker
in Thursday’s 3-1 UNC win at SAS Soccer Park.
Guess, who saw time at forward in place of the injured
Lindsay Tarpley, set up the Tar Heels’ third goal with a
long pass to Jaime Gilbert. For the full story, see page 6.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2004
committee members who said they
thought those additional spaces
—and cars will worsen the air
quality in the Chapel Hill area.
“This is clearly going to make the
situation much worse,” said com
mittee member Julie McClintock.
In addition, the committee
expressed concern about how UNC
would integrate the project’s utili
ties with existing networks.
Members said the University’s
SEE REPORT, PAGE 4
would like to argue that’s where,
we should be,” said Tony Waldrop,:
vice chancellor for research and
The interdisciplinary approach
—one that Provost Robert Shelton
said is “distinctively Carolina”
will allow departments through
out the University to integrate
and facilitate research.
“Roadmap initiatives are
meant to bring diverse people
together to tackle problems,” said
Terry Magnuson, chairman of the
genetics department. “It’s anew
level of integration among experi
mental, clinical and computation
research ... something that has
SEE ROADMAP, PAGE 4
Bushman said. “They were per
fectly happy to correct it.”
Bushman said a tentative
proposal would allow stu
dents in professional schools
that aren’t covered by Career
Services to have that fee allo
cated directly to their respec
Even with such advances,
Bushman said, increased pub
licity is needed to effectively
inform professional students
about the services for which they
Graduate students are more
fractionalized and specialized,
SEE STUDENT FEE, PAGE 4