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VOLUME 113, ISSUE 7
Group mulls diversity
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
About 82 percent of students and faculty
surveyed believe that UNC publicly embrac
es and celebrates diversity in the student
body, according to the preliminary results
of a diversity study.
The survey, presented to the Chancellor’s
Task Force on Diversity on Wednesday,
expressed condensed responses from 1,461
students, 400 faculty members and 1,043
staff members regarding diversity on cam
pus. The task force will see the complete
breakdown of results Friday.
“The information seen today was aggre
for Fridays attack
BY JOSEPH R. SCHWARTZ
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Thomas Stockwell has been
overrun with cell phone calls since
being assaulted Friday morning,
but Chapel Hill police said they
are still waiting for their phones
Although Stockwell, the victim
of what local police have termed a
hate crime, said he saw numerous
people on Franklin Street at the
time of the assault, only one has
And this single witness was
unable to identify the attackers.
Jane Cousins, spokeswom
an for the Chapel Hill Police
Department, said Tuesday that
a Chapel Hill Transit driver cor
roborated Stockwell’s account but
was unable to provide any further
description of the suspects.
Chapel Hill Crime Stoppers
offers up to $1,200 for information
leading to an arrest in any crime,
but their hotline has provided no
“We have not received a single
call as of this afternoon, which
is disappointing,” Cousins said
Wednesday. “Unfortunately, no
one has come forward.”
Almost one week after the
assault, Stockwell said he’s hold
ing out hope that the crime will be
solved, but he knows it rests in the
hands of the witnesses.
He said he isn’t sure why no one
has provided a better description
of the attackers.
“I don’t know too many people
that would just walk away from
something like that,” he said.
“Maybe someone is just embar-
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gated,” said Lynn Williford, director of the
Office of Institutional Research. “The more
useful and informative part is the break
down and comparing how the different types
of people responded to that question.”
Despite results that were considered posi
tive overall, Archie Ervin, committee chair
man and director of the Office of Minority
Affairs, said he is surprised at the number of
respondents who were unsure if UNC ade
quately addresses racism and homophobia.
Preliminary results revealed that 42.5
percent of students —a pool that included
undergraduate, graduate and professional
students agreed that the University
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A dancer performs Wednesday night in the Great
Hall of the Student Union as part of Peru
Negro, a performance ensemble celebrating
Peru’s culture and histoiy. The sold-out show’s cast of
more than 30 performers also included singers and
musicians and allowed the audience to participate.
Students sign on for change
GLBTSA mobilizes campaign
BY KATIE HOFFMANN
Friday’s attack on a UNC junior has forced the
University to examine whether or not it provides
a safe environment for all students.
Twenty-one-year-old student Thomas
Stockwell was assaulted by a group of men Friday
morning on Franklin Street in what police have
labeled a hate crime.
The incident not only sparked an outpouring of
support but also inspired students and officials to
take a serious look at what changes are necessary to
ensure that such an attack will not happen again.
Members of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual
Transgender-Straight Alliance, which organized
Tuesday’s rally against the attack, said the most
urgent need is to publicize UNC’s nondiscrimina
addresses racism adequately. Almost 35
percent of students said the same of issues
But about 29 percent of students said they
do not know if the University addresses rac
ism or homophobia.
“What I was struck about was the responses
of the people who did not know or could not
address that,” Ervin said. “The largest per
centage of responses said they did adequately
respond, and less than 10 percent disagreed.”
Friday’s breakdown will show data for the
different groups within the student body.
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Peru Negro began as an ensemble made of 12 family
members in Lima, Peru. The group’s appearance on
campus was the result of a collaboration between the
Carolina Union Performing Arts Series and the Sonya
Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
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tion policy in regard to sexual orientation.
“The University has nondiscrimination laws,
but the publicity of these policies is below par,”
said Jermaine Caldwell, an active participant in
UNC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
Along with touting the University’s policies,
GLBTSA members are circulating two petitions
to draw attention to the lack of N.C. legislation
The first, addressed to the N.C. General
Assembly, asks that the legislature amend the 1991
Ethnic Intimidation Act to include sexual orienta
tion, gender identity, sex, age and ability.
The second petition is to the UNC-system
Board of Governors, asking that all 16 system
schools adopt policies of nondiscrimination and
nonharrassment to protect students on the basis
SEE CHANGE, PAGE 4
Man plays mother hen to brood
BY SHANNAN BOWEN
GARNER Chickens can do
more than cluck and lay eggs.
They talk on the phone, feed from
a baby’s high chair and even ride on
toy remote-controlled trucks.
At least, that’s the scene at Mark
Andrews, better known as the
Chickenman, has about 30 chick
ens waddling around his coop in
Gamer all trained to entertain.
“You love your daddy?” he asked
Paul Lee, a 12-pound rooster stmt
ting around its cage. The rooster
nodded and crowed in response.
Past Paul Lee’s pen, in Andrews’
driveway, sits a 1977 Frito-Lay
delivery truck, painted red and
decorated with a large portrait of
a chicken and a rooster across its
side. The phrase “live and trained”
is scrawled below the picture.
“Nobody’s got a chicken horn,”
he said, pointing to a large horn
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Junior Missy Hendrick signs a petition Wednesday night to address the lack of
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MARK ANDREWS, THE CHICKENMAN
perched atop the track with a lever
by the driver’s seat to set it off.
The truck also features a stage
and speakers for events in which
the chickens perform. Andrews
also uses the truck for his painting
and powerwashing business, with
the chickens along for the ride.
“I’ve taken an old ’tater chip
truck and turned it into a handy
man-chickenman track,” he said.
Chickens first became a part
of Andrews’ life in 1998, when a
friend gave him Aquila, a rooster,
and Priscilla, a silkie chicken.
Not wanting to leave the chicks
alone during the day, Andrews
brought them to work, where they
followed him around as he painted.
Co-workers began referring to
THURSDAY, MARCH 3,2005
BY MATT HAIR
Chapel Hill police are investigating a forcible
rape reported Wednesday morning on the 200
block of West Franklin Street.
A local woman in her 30s was walking alone
near 206 W. Franklin St. between 2:35 a.m. and
3 a.m. when two men, described as having pony
tails, pulled up to her in a red car, said police
spokeswoman Jane Cousins.
The men, one described as in his 40s and the
other in his 30s, then forced the victim to have sex
outside the buildings near 214 W. Franklin St.
After notifying police, the victim was taken to
UNC Hospitals for evidence gathering, a procedure
that typically occurs after each reported rape.
But Cousins said that because there were no
witnesses to the incident and both of the men
were strangers to the victim, it is hard to tell if
the suspects will be caught.
Wednesday’s rape was the fourth reported in
Chapel Hill since Jan. 1 and the third not listed as a
blind report when the victim reports the crime to
police but no further investigation takes place.
In full reports like Wednesday’s, police will con
tinue to meet with the victim to try to collect enough
evidence to catch the suspects, Cousins said.
The four rapes reported in the last two months
equals the total reported during fiscal year 2002-
03, according to Chapel Hill crime statistics.
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him as “the Chickenman.”
Soon, as more people in the
community began recognizing
Andrews, he thought his birds
should take a larger spotlight.
But Andrews wanted to ben
efit otters through his newfound
love for chickens, so he created the
Chicken Scratch Ministries —a
charity that provides entertain
ment for nonprofit organizations.
“This is my way of using educa
tion,” said Andrews, who graduated
from N.C. State University in 1980.
“I teach about life and animals.”
A friend suggested that Andrews
train the chickens to do unique
activities such as ride on top of
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