VOLUME 113, ISSUE 48
Lawmakers propose changes to BOG
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reducing the size
of the BOG.
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GOVERNING BOARD’S STRUCTURE
BY ERIN FRANCE
The UNC-system Board of
Governors is under fire this summer.
Scrutiny comes at a critical time as
the board searches for a replacement
for retiring UNC-system President
The American Council of TVustees
House budget draft has
$12.7 million reduction
BY WHITNEY ISENHOWER
The latest proposal of the long-awaited House
budget would eliminate spending for long-distance
students and programs in the UNC system.
The budget subcommittees called for a 2 percent
spending cut at UNC system schools twice most of
the reductions proposed by the Senate.
The House budget is still being finalized, while
the Senate’s was completed May 5, but recent House
finance committee amendments to the Senate budget
mean it must be voted on again.
The House budget draft proposed a $12.7 million
reduction for university enrollment growth this fall.
Distance educatiori programs could be severely hurt
by the measure.
“We believe distance education is as equally
important as the in-classroom education,” said Mark
Fleming, vice president for government relations
with the UNC system.
SEE BUDGET, PAGE 4
found to be
BY BRIANNA BISHOP
Friends of a Chapel Hill
woman who disappeared in 1997
say they weren’t surprised over a
recent decision to drop charges
against the leading suspect in
Last week District Attorney Jim
Woodall dismissed second-degree
murder charges against Andrew
Douglas Dalzell the man some
believe to be responsible for the
disappearance and suspected
murder of Deborah Leigh Key.
“We kind of expected, but we were hoping they
were going to tell us there was evidence,” said Joy
Preslar, a friend of Key’s.
The decision was reached after Dalzell’s confes
sion the state’s primary case was supressed in
January because the judge ruled that the Carrboro
SEE DALZELL, PAGE 4
Track and field competitors break records
BY ROCKY RIVERO
During the opening day of the
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field
Championships, North Carolina
hammer thrower Nick Owens wasn’t
practicing for his event at Sacramento
Owens was on a plane instead after
a delayed flight from Raleigh kept
him from arriving in California until
an hour before he was scheduled to
compete on the field.
It didn’t stop the sophomore from
breaking the school record by 14 feet
with a 218-foot, 4-inch throw that
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ment firms for parking lots 2 and 5 during their meeting Wednesday.
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
and Alumni released a report last
week that reviewed the Board’s struc
ture and function and offered recom
mendations on both.
N.C. legislators have offered criti
cism as well.
Several pieces of legislation to
improve the structure of the Board
have been on the table this session.
earned him a qualification for Friday’s
“He just walked up cool as a cucum
ber and threw really, really well,” UNC
coach Dennis Craddock said.
Owens broke the school record
again with a 222-4 heave in the cham
pionship that made him the third-best
hammer thrower in the nation and an
His contribution helped the UNC
men’s team finish in the top 20 with the
women’s team for the first time since
1996. Owens and discus-thrower Vikas
Gowda provided all the points for the
men’s team with their performances.
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Cleo Patterson, 74, speaks Tuesday about his hometown of Jackson Hamlet, one of five predominantly black communities in Moore County. Residents say they
have been ignored by more affluent neighboring cities, and these areas lack services such as trash removal, police protection and access to county water lines.
With the help of UNC law students, residents are seeking access to amenities
BY LINDSAY MICHEL SENIOR WRITER
For decades, five predominantly
black communities in Moore
County have been pushed to
the sidelines practically
ignored by neighboring cities and
tagged as “extra-territorial.”
But recent weeks have brought
national attention to residents of these
neighborhoods, and the inequalities
The communities Jackson Hamlet,
Midway, Waynor Road, Monroe Town
and Lost City lack services such as
Gowda needed only one of three
possible chances to qualify for the dis
cus championship when he hit 196-10
on Thursday and broke his own school
record from 2003.
His first and only attempt made
him the top-ranked athlete going into
the final event. “He walked right up
there on his first throw and threw it,
packed his bags and went to sit down,”
Gowda, who participated in the
2004 Olympics as a representative
of India, amended the school record
again with a 197-1 throw in Saturday’s
championship. It earned the senior
All told, the analysis from research
ers and legislators has sparked dia
logue about the BOG’s role and how
best to execute it.
“I think a good debate is starting,”
said Jon Sanders, a policy analyst at
the Pope Center for Higher Education
Policy, which sponsored the study.
Leaders want to make the board
more proactive and arm it with a clear
Among changes suggested from
various comers this summer to meet
these needs are: a decrease in mem
trash removal, police protection
and access to county water and
Some of the communities have
existed for up to a century.
Framed by affluent cities such
as Pinehurst and Southern Pines,
the people who call the country
roads home helped build courses
like Pinehurst No. 2, site of the
2005 U.S. Open, which will be
held this week, and luxury hotels
like The Carolina.
After years of exclusion and
muted attempts to provoke
change, residents are receiving
aid from researchers, lawyers and
students from the UNC School of
Law’s Center for Civil Rights in
a second place finish with an All-
America honor after his record-setting
throw was beaten by five feet.
In her final collegiate competition,
Erin Donohue finished fourth in the
women’s 1500-meter event after leading
with 300 meters left in the race. She
achieved a personal-best and earned her
first All-America honor when she ran
the event in 4 minutes, 14.57 seconds.
Sheena Gordon finished in the top
10 twice after competing in two events
scheduled within 30 minutes of each
other on Saturday. She became the first
SEE TRACK, PAGE 4
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bership; adding a student vote to the
board; appointments by the Governor;
and giving more power to individual
The report was written by Phyllis
Palmiero, a senior consultant to the
American Council of Trustees and
She recommended a decrease in
the number of voting BOG members
an issue lately confronted by the
The report shrunk the number of
voting members from 32 to 15.
bringing their plight to the fore
front of the civil rights debate.
“I think the first step to solving
this sort of problem is having a dia
logue and educating people about
the problem,” said Chris Brook,
a 2005 law school graduate who
began interning at the center last
“(The residents) have a lot of faith
that if people are just educated about
the problems then they’ll make a
good-faith effort to solve them.”
The center began its work in
Moore County in January of 2004,
and its efforts have led to this week
when area media attention is at its
“I think the point about the U.S.
Track stars win big at NCAA Championship!
The men's and women's teams both finished in the top 20
for the first time since 19% while competing in California.
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with a 197-foot
in the men's
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“The 15 members would be a wean
ing down of the current members,”
One version of a bill sponsored by
Rep. Phil Haire, D-Haywood, would
have decreased the number of BOG
members by two. The bill failed on
the House floor 26-91.
“Reducing the amount of members
from 32 to 30 is a very small step in
the right direction,” Sanders said.
Senate Majority Leader Tony
SEE BOG, PAGE 4
Open is this is a time when the
whole county is putting itself on
show,” said Anita Earls, director of
advocacy for the center.
“My clients say, *We’re proud too,
but we think things aren’t as fair as
they should be.’”
But the outskirts population is
not attacking golf, tourists or city
residents, Earls said.
“They’re just ordinary folks,” she
said. “TTiey’re not asking for hand
outs. They just want to be included
in the communities.”
To gain access to county services
for area residents, Brook worked
with Jackson Hamlet community
SEE MOORE, PAGE 4
A school record
was broken in
with a 222-foot
she earned fifth
place in her
with the discus.