WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
Unopposed hopefuls take things easy
BY GEORGIA CHERRY
As some candidates prepare
for a rigorous 2005 student elec
tion, two hopefuls are focusing on
their platforms instead of worrying
Mike Brady, candidate for
Graduate and Professional Student
Federation president, and Chasity
Wilson, candidate for Residence
Hall Association president, both
are running uncontested this
Brady, who is the current vice
president for external affairs of
GPSF, said he is using the energy
he would focus on competition for
planning. A husband and comput
J-school dean search narrows
BY CAROLINE KORNEGAY
Three candidates remain in the
running for anew journalism school
dean after the only female contender
dropped out of the race Tuesday.
Terry Hynes, journalism school
dean at the University of Florida,
withdrew her bid to lead UNC’s
School of Journalism and Mass
“It really was wonderful up
there, and they have one of the fin
est programs in the nation," Hynes
told The Independent Florida
Alligator on Tuesday. “However, I
feel my talents are better matched
here, and that there’s more going
on in this program."
She could not be reached for
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er science graduate student, Brady
said he knows all about planning
and managing his time.
“This will require more time
than anything I’ve ever had to do
before,” he said. “I’m going to have
to be very careful about it, but
my friends and family and myself
included are all very' excited.”
Wilson, current national com
munications coordinator on the
RHA executive board, said she pri
marily is focused on making sure
people know who she is.
“Right now, I’m just getting up
my Web site and handing out my
platform so that people know I
am running and so that they know
what I'm working on,” she said. “I
also just want to remind people to
vote in general because that’s the
most important thing.”
Brady said he is a little disap
pointed that he doesn’t have any
UNC alum Joel Brinkley who
won the won a Pulitzer Prize for
international reporting in 1980 and
who has worked for The New York
Times since 1983 is the third and
most recently named candidate.
“I’m thrilled to be a finalist, and
I’d love to be dean,” said Brinkley, a
member of the UNC General Alumni
Association Board of Directors.
He said he has accomplished
everything he has set out to do
professionally and thought that a
dean position would bring anew
and interesting challenge.
One challenge the school faces is
finding a dean with both practical
and academic expertise, said Chris
Roush, director of the Carolina
Business News Initiative and a
member of the search committee.
“Ultimately, I want to do what’s
best for the GPSF, and part of that
is having the best candidate be in
the presidency,” he said. “If that’s
not me, I’m perfectly OK with that,
but right now, students don’t have
Colin Scott, current RHA presi
dent, ran unopposed last year after
losing the race the previous year.
He said his second campaign took
the opportunity to have a little bit
“Since we didn’t have to contend
with opposition, we were able to
have more fon with the campaign,”
he said. “We created a Web site, put
some videos together, trying to give
the students something else to look
at and explore.”
Current GPSF President Jen
Bushman said she put a lot of time
and effort into her campaign, even
“(Brinkley) doesn’t even have
a master’s degree, for crying out
loud,” said Chuck Stone, Walter
Spearman professor in the jour
nalism school. “He’s coming into a
Stone, who is not a member of the
search committee, noted a potential
disparity between Brinkley’s practi
cal and academic experience. He
added that he is disappointed that
none of the candidates are women
or faculty already within the school.
“I really want to see a woman as
dean,” Stone said. “That is unfor
giveable to have all final male
candidates. I would hope that the
women would protest.”
Other school faculty worried
that the candidates’ solid news and
editorial backgrounds might leave
some of the program’s other disci
plines, particularly public relations
and advertising, without much of a
voice under new leadership.
Candidate Frank Denton served
as editor of the Tampa Tribune for
11 months and the editor of the
Wisconsin State Journal in Madison.
He and Brinkley will now compete
against Gerald Baldasty, professor
and chairman of the Department of
Communication at the University' of
Though Brinkley and Denton, a
member of the school’s board of visi
tors, have links to the school, public
relations professor and search com
mittee member Dulcie Straughan
said Tar Heel ties aren’t necessary.
The committee plans to meet
later this week in light of Hynes’
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Candidates Mike Brady and
Chasity Wilson are seeking
offices in uncontested races.
though she ran uncontested last
“There’s definitely less pres
sure,” she said. “But I worked hard
on generating a useful, progressive
platform, getting my face out, my
name out and my platform out so
that people would know I was ded
icated to the job and that I would
do a good job.”
Bushman added that the role
Town s move to annex
passes sans struggle
BY STEPHANIE JORDAN
As Carrboro seeks resolution to
its controversial annexation pro
posals, Chapel Hill is adding new
areas with little debate.
The Chapel Hill Town Council
passed an annexation services
plan for the areas of Larkspur and
Vineyard Square on Monday night.
The plans will allow for the areas,
if annexed, to receive services pro
vided by the town of Chapel Hill,
including solid waste collection and
street maintenance services.
The areas also w’ould receive
water and sewer, parks and recre
ation, police, fire and public trans
Acquiring Vineyard Square will
cost Chapel Hill almost $70,000
for the fiscal year 2005-06 but will
result in almost SIBO,OOO in rev
enue for the town.
The Larkspur site will cost the
town about $29,000 for the first
fiscal year, w’hile generating a rev
enue of about $126,000.
Together, the annexations will
garner more than $200,000 in
revenue for the town during that
The 2006-07 fiscal year will result
in almost $380,000 in revenue
between both sites.
The council agreed to proceed
with the annexation plans with no
objections, but recognized council
member Jim Ward’s request for
further information on additional
costs the town could incur.
Ward asked Town Manager Cal
Horton to compile data on how'
of GPSF president is a giant job.
She said students from outside
the organization often don’t want
to run because of the responsibili
ties and duties that come with the
She said she thinks the best
thing an uncontested candidate
can do is act as if there is someone
else eyeing the position.
“It doesn’t make sense to make
a platform on just what you and
your friends w'ant to change,” she
“You can make a more realistic
platform by talking to so many
other people. Act like you are still
running against someone and
really sell yourself to the students
so that they feel like they’re really
getting a quality leader.”
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much it would cost to annex these
sites and to provide them with ade
quate fire and police services.
“I just wanted the Town Council
and the citizens to be aware of
additional costs,” he said.
“(I want them to be) aware up
front that these annexations do
have these costs associated with
The sendee report stated that
the Chapel Hill Fire and Police
departments would not have to add
positions to provide services to the
residents of the annexed areas.
Vineyard Square will be adding
5.5 persons per its 44.4 acres, and
Larkspur will add 2.3 persons per
its 33.4 acres.
Chapel Hill police spokeswom
an Jane Cousins said the police
department performed an analysis
to examine whether it would need
to add positions.
“We could handle the calls
without adding any resources,” she
Catherine Lazorko, town infor
mation officer, said the informa
tion that Ward requested should
be available no later than March
21, the date of the public hearing
on the proposed annexations.
A public information meeting
on the annexations will be held at
4 p.m. March 3 at the Chapel Hill
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FROM STAFF REPORTS
■ A mother’s report that her
preschool-aged child was sexually
assaulted has led to the filing of peti
tions of attempted first-degree rape
against three juvenile males, said
police spokeswoman Jane Cousins.
The report was filed Jan. 5 and
is reported to have happened while
the girl was in the care of Dora Etta
Wilson, of 500 Church St.
After reporting the incident to
police, Cousins said, the victim was
taken to UNC Hospitals to investi
gate the claim.
The evidence gathered suggested
that the girl was sexually assaulted,
Wilson was served a criminal
summons Jan. 18 on a charge of
contributing to the delinquency of
She is scheduled to appear Feb. 7
in Orange County District Criminal
Court in Hillsborough.
Cousins said that because the vic
tim and accused are all juveniles, ages
and names cannot be disclosed.
Wilson, who says the incident
occurred while she operated a day
care, refused to comment Thesday.
■ The man arrested in relation
to numerous breaking and enter
ings around Cameron Avenue last
year did not make his first sched
uled appear ance in Orange County
Superior Court on Tuesday.
Anthony James Dukes was set
to appear Thesday on 16 charges,
including felony breaking and
entering, felony larceny and felony
His lawyer, Susan Seaborn, from
the office of the public defender,
would not comment on why she
asked for a continuance.
Dukes’ next appearance has
been scheduled for Feb. 22.
Dukes had been linked to numer
ous break-ins around Cameron
Avenue and Kenan, McCauley,
Ransom and Vance streets.
Police arrested Dukes on Nov.
10 after he was seen in the yard of
217 Vance St., a house he is charged
with robbing a few days before.
According to police reports, the
total amount of goods stolen is esti
mated at $23,000.
■ Due to a reporting error, the
Jan. 25 article “Tar Heels take down
top-ranked Duke” misspelled the
name of Duke women’s basketball
player Alison Bales.
■ Due to a reporting error, the
Jan. 25 article “Local legends may
see honor” misattributed a quote
to Rebecca Caldwell that was spo
ken by Rebecca Clarke. Clarke, not
Caldwell, worked on Howard Lee’s
1969 mayoral campaign.
■ Though a graphic with the
Jan. 25 story “Body vetoes hike in
fees” accurately stated that UNC
is considering a $l5O hike in stu
dent athletic fees, it failed to note
that a $2 increase already is on the
To report corrections, contact Managing Editor
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