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plans to leave for the NBA on Friday, leaving UNC to rebuild in their wake.
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At Peace Day 2005 on Saturday, “Neat-Tie” the Clown
makes balloon animals for children at Unity Center of
Peace Church. The event, which began Friday evening with
a peace vigil and included a moment of quiet blessing Saturday
afternoon, featured music, dancing, art, food, poetry and a maypole.
Bowles wants top UNC position
Calls job the only one he’d really like
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bowles, a former U.S. Senate
candidate and White House chief
of staff, said he wants the job of
leading the University of North
The presidency of the 16-
campus system is “the one job in
the world I would really like to
have,” Bowles told The Charlotte
in the system's
Bumpers claims 2nd
NCAA gymnastics title
BY MARY DUBY
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
This time, Courtney Bumpers
didn’t have to share.
It was hers —and hers alone.
No one could contest the perfec
tion with which she performed in
the floor exercise Saturday at the
NCAA Gymnastics Championships
The North Carolina junior
scored a 10.0 to earn her second
consecutive national title in the
In 2004, Bumpers was co-cham
pion in the event with Alabama’s
In 2005, she was the sole win
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“It presents an opportunity
to have as significant an impact
on shaping the future of North
Carolina in a positive way as any
thing I can think of,” said Bowles,
a former investment banker from.
“If you have an interest in public
service, it would be an enormous
challenge and honor to lead this
more real the
and when you
win it outright,”
“I was more
in it because
... I was more
aware of the
things going on
around me and
the crowd and
what I was feel
ing during my
the NCAA floor
This time around, Miles came
SEE BUMPERS, PAGE 6
UNC FACES TOUGH REBUILDING TASK AFTER LOSING TOP 7 SCORERS
BY BRIAN MACPHERSON
Roy Williams knew when he
accepted the North Carolina coaching
job that he’d have to rebuild.
He just didn’t think he’d have to do
But with Raymond Felton, Sean
May and Marvin Williams announc
ing Friday their intentions to enter
the NBA Draft, the veteran coach
now faces a restoration project at
least as daunting as the one he faced
“It would be easier, there’s no ques
tion, if the exact same team came
back, if these guys all came back,” Roy
Williams said, almost wistful in his
tone. “They might be the best team
that’s ever played here. But at the
Local groups, including the Hare Krishna community and the Bahai
Faith, set up booths to share information about their organizations.
The proceeds from the event will go to the Unity Center, which has
plans to build a labyrinth, a meditation gazebo, a permanent peace
garden or a sweat lodge. For the complete story, see page 10.
The president of the UNC sys
tem, Molly Broad, said earlier this
month that she’ll retire by the end
of the next school year.
She has led the system since
1997 and makes $312,504 a year.
The university’s board of gover
nors, meeting Thursday in Boone,
approved a process for finding the
system’s fourth president since its
creation in 1972.
It will include a series of public
forums across the state.
Relationship with Aramark is complex
UNC claims little say over employees
BY KATHERINE EVANS
Four years ago, UNC students
were complaining about the quality
of the food served in dining halls.
Carolina Dining Services
switched contracts to the food
service provider Aramark Corp.,
hoping to please students tired of
Today, students have a different
Rumblings of the unionization
of dining employees have reached a
head with the arrest of Vel Dowdy,
a popular worker at Lenoir Dining
Hall who was arrested and charged
with felony embezzlement for, offi
cials claim, giving away meals.
And students are calling for the
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same time, it’s college basketball.”
And in college basketball, talented
players who win often find their value
too high to resist the jump.
But it’s those left behind who ulti
mately pay the price, and in the case
of next season’s Tar Heels, those left
behind might struggle simply to
return to the NCAA Tournament the
team dominated this year.
David Noel now becomes not only
the team’s leading returning scorer
(3.9 points per game), but also the
only player who played more than two
minutes in the NCAA championship
game against Illinois.
Rising junior Reyshawn Terry, who
showed flashes of shooting ability last
season, suddenly becomes a critical
component of North Carolina’s title
The board approved a 13-mem
ber search committee and agreed
to make public the names of the
“This will be a very open, pub
lic process,” said board Chairman
Brad Wilson of Durham.
“And we are going to err on the
side of conveying more informa
tion rather than less.”
Wilson and other members of
the board declined to comment
SEE BOWLES, PAGE 6
University to exert more power in
its relations with the private cor
poration that feeds its students.
But though UNC wields consid
erable influence over the financial
aspects of its contract with Aramark,
UNC officials say they don’t have
much sway over personnel.
“We would not step in on how
they treat employees,” said Mike
Freeman, UNC’s director of aux
iliary services. “Aramark is not
allowed to talk to me about most
of their personnel issues.”
During the first two years of
Aramark’s 10-year contract with
UNC, the corporation had no
profit to show for its work. Last
SEE ARAMARK, PAGE 6
Men's tennis beats No. 8 Duke
but loses in ACC semis PAGE 16
defense. He scored 2.3 points per
game while averaging only 4.5 min
utes of playing time.
“I talked with David and Reyshawn
Terry, and I told them, ‘This is your
guys’ team now,’” May said. “Dave has
to emerge as the leader of this team.”
The Tar Heels also will have to
get leadership —and production
from sophomore Quentin Thomas.
The point guard looked lost at times
during his rookie season, most nota
bly against Villanova in the NCAA
Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen round.
With Raymond Felton in foul
trouble, Thomas entered the game
midway through the second half —a
stint that lasted less than 30 seconds.
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 6
Representatives hear pleas
from students, employees
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Frustrated students and Carolina Dining Services
employees voiced their grievances with Aramark Corp.
representatives Friday in the groups’ first formal meet
ing since protests began almost a month ago.
Most students and employees left the meetings
which were conducted behind locked doors with
out a resolution in sight.
“They reiterated concern for the
welfare of their employees with
no plan to change anything,” said
Jillian Johnson, a North Carolina
student organizer for Service
Workers United and a member of
Student Action with Workers.
The sparks of contention
that have plagued students and
employees’ relations with the cor
poration that employs Carolina
Dining Services workers ignited
at the beginning of Friday’s meet
insisted that the meeting include
only students, not workers.
“The meeting I thought was requested and accept
ed was with students,” said Elizabeth Campbell, vice
president of Aramark’s Philadelphia office.
After more than 15 minutes of discussion, students
and workers settled on two separate meetings.
“We feel it was an intentional move,” Johnson said.
“They don’t want the workers there because they
don’t want the evidence for our allegations to be pres
ent when we present them. Their attempts to break
our coalition is to keep information from people and
University administrators oversaw a meeting with
four Aramark representatives and students from various
organizations, including Student Action with Workers,
student government, the Black Student Movement,
Campus Y and the Carolina Hispanic Association.
SEE MEETING, PAGE 6
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Lenoir workers George Noell (left), Travis Smith (center) and Dennis
Murchison wait outside a meeting with Aramark representatives Friday.
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‘This is your
has to emerge
as the leader.”
SEAN MAY, FORMER CENTER
The arrest of
added fuel to