VOLUME 113, ISSUE 103
An unsettling homecoming
ALUMNI SAY CAMPUS DISTINCT FROM
THAT OF THEIR UNIVERSITY CLASSES
BY JULIA FURLONG
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
When UNC alumni look back on their col
lege years, they are forever nostalgic of the
University’s famously enchanting grounds.
From the brick walkways to the lush green
canopy that shades Silent Sam as he keeps
guard over McCorkle Place, the campus
holds its own distinct, sentimental signifi
cance in the minds of many.
But when alumni visit and find that their
fond recollections don’t match up with
present reality, the return to UNC can be an
During this weekend’s homecoming
A HECK-UVA WIN FOR UNC
BY BRIANA GORMAN SPORTSATURDAY EDITOR CARY
North Carolina women’s soccer coach Anson
Dorrance was kicking himself.
His team only had a slim 1-0 lead against
Virginia in the first half of the ACC Tournament
championship game, and he hadn’t spent enough
time practicing penalty kicks again.
But unlike last year, when UNC relinquished the
ACC title to the Cavaliers on penalty shots, the No.
3 Tar Heels cruised to a 4-1 victory in regulation at
SAS Soccer Park on Sunday to win
their 16th ACC tournament champi
“Virginia is a great team and I
thought it was going to be down to
scorers amp up
the wire,” said Dorrance. “I wasn’t expecting any kind
No. 7 Virginia came out of the opening kickoff
aggressively, attacking UNC (20-1) and challenging
its defense. The Tar Heels struggled early to find an
offensive rhythm with a tough defense preventing
any UVa. goals.
Then, in the 13th minute forward Elizabeth Guess
headed the ball into the net off defender Kendall
Fletcher’s free kick.
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Rookies Felton, May struggle in home opener
BY DANIEL MALLOY
CHARLOTTE Sean May’s pants fell
down as he went up for a dunk during
On Raymond Felton’s first offensive
possession, he was too fancy with his
dribble and lost the ball.
Call it inexperience or first-night jit
ters, but the two Charlotte Bobcats rook-
ies did not display their
old Tar Heel form dur
ing Charlotte’s 107-105
overtime win against
the Boston Celtics on
It was the first NBA
home game for Felton and May.
It was the first game in the glistening
downtown Charlotte Bobcats Arena.
It was the first time in as long as Felton
could remember that he went an entire
game with just one assist.
“Ooh man it’s been a long time since
that happened,” Felton said. “But that’s
how it is.”
The game was a thriller, but May and
Felton didn’t see the floor in the fourth
quarter or overtime. That’s how it was.
As the clock ticked down in the fourth
quarter, the power forward swished a pic
ture-perfect jump hook to cut Boston’s
lead to one— but it was Melvin Ely. The
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events, some alumni were unpleasantly sur
prised to find familiar paths re-routed and
favorite haunts demolished.
“I miss the Scuttlebutt,” says Debbie Edge,
a 1979 graduate, referring to a campus con
venience store that she says stood near the
Delta Kappa Epsilon house. “I used to stop
there every day, and now it’s gone.”
Edge also says she wishes she could still
go to the Tin Can, a spot on South Road
where many concerts and dances took place,
or even the dirt parking lot that she remem
bers that once occupied the space next to
Theresa Wells, who graduated in 1990,
Ex-Tar Heel Sean May, now a power forward for the
Charlotte Bobcats, has his shot challenged by Boston
Celtics guard Paul Pierce in Saturday's home opener.
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WHAT YA DONE LATELY?
The Senior Class kicked off its
senior service week Sunday.
The week includes a Christmas
shoebox drive and a "Penny
War" against underclassmen.
says she was caught off guard by how differ
ent South Campus looks now.
“There are so many new dorms,” Wells
says. “And I just found out last night they
tore down the old mess hall.”
Some alumni say they notice changes that
aren’t limited to the physical landscape.
“It’s a lot bigger, a lot more congested,”
says Lou Pukal, a 1968 graduate, on UNC’s
population. “There were only about 11,000
(students) when I went here.”
Although many say that change should be
viewed positively, it is impossible to ignore
little inconveniences along the way.
“All of the construction makes it difficult,”
Edge says. “Change is good, but there’s a lot
Grandison Wells, a 1986 graduate who
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North Carolina forward Lindsay Tarpley (center) heads the ball past the Virginia defense and goalkeeper Christina de Vries (22) for the Tar Heels'
second goal in a 4-1 rout of Virginia. Last year the Cavaliers won the ACC title on penalty kicks, the first time UNC had not won the league crown.
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“(Otherwise) as a student I
wouldn’t have the right to
complain about all of the.
issues that affect us.”
“Coming to Morehead
(Friday) is more feasible
than trying to find off
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DOING THEIR PART
Carolina Earthquake Relief
Coalition holds a fundraiser
where participants do
a traditional northwestern
Indian dance for relief.
said he spent
his years at
out what went
down the night
said last year's
was a highlight
of her time here.
to travel far to
come back to
his alma mater.
For county residents,
a tale of a few taxes
need for change
BY JAKE POTTER
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
It’s been said before, but there
are only two things certain in this
world death and tax debates in
The county’s municipalities tra
ditionally have seen some of the
state’s highest property tax rates.
Chapel Hill residents pay
about $1.55 in town, county
and Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools taxes per SIOO of
assessed property value. Those
living within Carrboro’s town
limits must fork over about $1.65.
And Hillsborough residents, who
don’t get billed for the city schools
ANNOUNCEMENT: Opinion Editor resigns
Opinion Editor Chris Coletta resigned from his position at
The Daily Tar Heel on Thursday. He has been replaced by
Chris Cameron, former Associate Opinion Editor. Cameron,
a senior anthropology/economics major, encourages you to
contact him with any questions regarding the change.
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UNC's chapter of the NAACP
hosts a Health Awareness
Week, with sessions on HIV/
AIDS, sex and the dreaded
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2005
“ There’s nothing
better than being back
here on a glorious
“(Coming back to UNC
is) like coming home. ”
“(My most memorable
UNC moment was) the
N.C. State game last
system, still pay about $1.41.
Carrboro Board of Aldermen
candidate Katrina Ryan calls those
numbers “egregiously high.”
“And it looks like the current
board’s agenda will only push that
higher,” she said of the Carrboro
nues will go to
years, such as Chapel Hill’s town
Chapel Hill mayoral incumbent
Kevin Foy said pending projects
are poised to make for challenging
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