VOLUME 113, ISSUE 113
Input sought on registration options
WANT TO CHANGE REGISTRATION?
> Option 1: Keep the process
for assigning earliest registra
tion times the same.
>- Option 2: Register in small
increments of 200 students by
random selection within year
classifications with the knowl
edge that the time slots will be
inverted in the spring.
trek for a
Editor’s note: The subject of this story
was interviewed in Spanish and will
be referred to as Hernandez to honor
requests of confidentiality. Similar sto
ries will be printed in the DTH’s Spanish
language section, which will start next
semester. Surnames and anonymous
sources only will be used in special cases
with the editor’s consent.
BY GREGORIO URBINA
Fourteen years old. Most high school
graduates are 17 or 18 when they leave
home for work or col
immigrant was 14
years old when he was
driven out of his home
country by the ongo-
The version of
this article as
ing civil war.
No residence halls and academic
advisers awaited him, only the hope of
getting across the Mexican border.
He headed north, hoping to succeed
through determination and perseverance.
His experiences would put a modern
twist on the American dream, featur
ing updated technology and an age-old
blend of shady characters, tight scrapes
and hopes for a better tomorrow.
“The war between guerrillas and the
army, and the poor economic situation
forced me into exile,” Hernandez said.
“I made the choice to leave. If I had
stayed, I would probably be dead.”
With the vision of a better life in a
country that “offers opportunity, and
where you can live better,” he took the first
of many buses on his way to Texas and
left his family, his home and his country
On the Guatemala-Mexico border he
had his first run-in with immigration offi
cers. However, the local law enforcement
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> Option 3: Register in small
increments by total credit hours.
Those with the most credit hours
in a year classification will reg
ister first and those with the
least amount of credit hours will
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BY KELLY OCHS SENIOR WRITER
Nov. 21,1970 A fight breaks out between mem
bers of a white Durham motorcycle club and
several young black men from Chapel Hill out
side the Student Union.
When the fight ends, a black man lies bleeding in the
Pit from two stab wounds received during the brawl.
He is taken to N.C. Memorial Hospital in the back of a
police patrol car because an ambulance took 14 minutes
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COURTESY OF NATE DAVIS
James Lewis Cates Jr. (far left) as seen with his teammates on the 1958
Chapel Hill Midgets. Cates was murdered in the Pit 35 years ago today.
Murder case unsolved, inactive 35 years later
Nov. 21,1970 The day of the murder
•12 a.m. - 7 a.m. O About 2 a.m. • Five minutes later • About 3 a.m. • Later that day
The Afro-American A fight breaks out The fight ends, and Cates is • A warrant is issued for the
Affairs Committee between members of a James Lewis Cates Jr., pronounced dead arrest of Rufus Paul Nelson,
and the Carolina white motorcycle club lies on the ground from hemorrhaging Ronnie Dale Broadwell and
Union sponsor an from Durham, called outside the Union, of a stab wound to William Douglas Johnson,
all-night dance in the Storm Troopers, bleeding from two the right femoral They are taken to the
the Union snack bar. and a group of black wounds received artery. Orange County Jail and
youths. during the fight. each charged with
In the months following the murder first degree murder
• Nov. 25 • Dec 1 • Dec. 10 • March 25,1971
Cates is buried Probable cause hearing for the three men is held "In order to avoid a breach of The three men are
in the Chapel at the district court in Hillsborough. After four the peace in Orange County,' acquitted of
Hill Memorial and a half hours of testimony from witnesses, the three men are ordered to be second-degree murder
Cemetery. police officers and medical examiners, the men moved from the Orange County charges. Prosecution
are submitted to the grand jury on first-degree Jail to the N. C. Department of lowered the charge to
murder charges. Correction. second-degree at the
SOURCE: ORANGE COUNTY COURT DOCUMENTS, DTH ARCHIVES DTH/BOBBY SWEATT AND FEUDING CAGE
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'YOU WANT TO HELP US'
The UNC Circle K group hosts
Medusa, a professional
hypnotist, at a Saturday show
with proceeds going toward a
Randleman summer camp.
BY ROBBY MARSHALL
Student registration, like a busy dentist’s
office or like that one driver trying to turn left
onto a highway, has become unnecessarily
slow and annoying, a trend that has prompt
ed organizers to re-evaluate the system.
University officials and student leaders
are exploring ways to make the chronically
problematic registration process more effi
cient and user friendly.
University Registrar Alice Poehls, along
with the academic affairs committee of stu
Student makes world an obstacle course
French art form
BY DESIREE SHOE
“OK, on the count of five,” he
Seconds later, sophomore
Duncan Germain sprints for
ward and launches himself from
the ledge above the top steps of
He soars over a pair of tall bush
es and rolls to a stop in the mulch.
A couple with a baby stroller stops
to stare as he brushes himself off.
It’s all part of the daily rou
tine for the Elon native. Germain
often can be seen around campus,
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CHAPEL HILL DOT COM
Former council candidates
band together to launch
orangepedia.org, a site
designed to host information
much like Wikipedia.com.
dent government, is seeking students’ opin
ions on how to relieve the early morning traf
fic jams on the information superhighway.
“The current system is not good. It’s fair,”
said Warren Cathcart, chairman of the aca
demic affairs committee. He said he and
Poehls are hoping to have anew system up
and running by the spring.
Registration officials have set up a Web
site http://www.ibiblio.org/sg/poll/ to
allow students to vote whether to change
the current registration process.
“We don’t want to do this unless students
Less than an hour after being
taken to the hospital, he is pro
Today, a community has no more
answers than it did 35 years ago.
Tensions in Chapel Hill
At the close of a tense decade and
less than five years after the integra
tion of public schools, the nation still
was struggling with racial divisions.
And Chapel Hill was no excep
tion, said former Chapel Hill Mayor
Howard Lee, who was elected in
1969 and served as the first black
mayor of a primarily white town
“Chapel Hill was like many com
munities struggling with some
racial divides and some leftover ten
sions from some previous times,” he
said. “There were people who were
obviously very concerned that this
had occurred in Chapel Hill, and of
course we were all shocked that it had
occurred on the University campus.”
Evans Witt, a sophomore at UNC
at the time of the murder and The
Daily Tar Heel reporter who covered
the story, said that although black
and white students at UNC remained
separate for the most part, it was a
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performing flips and leaps from
trees and buildings.
“I don’t know what the hell he’s
doing, but it’s fun to watch,” says
Duke University freshman Jared
Mueller, after watching Germain
demonstrate a Kong Vault, which
is an advanced Monkey Vault.
Though it may seem a strange
ly random activity, his movements
have roots in a French phenom
enon sweeping Europe.
It’s called Le Parkour the art
of movement. Started by David
Belle and Sebastien Foucan in
France, Parkour is a sport that
focuses on speed and fluidity to
overcome obstacles, often in an
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tell us they want to,” Cathcart said.
Cathcart met for two hours with Poehls
and developed three possible changes.
The first is a conditional add/drop option,
which would allow students to waitlist an
excess of courses and drop classes accord
ingly once a full schedule is attained.
The second option would provide more
time slots by subdividing the registering
students, spacing out registration timps.
And the third is a “book bag” approach,
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Judges Patrick Higginbotham, John Roberts and Thomas
Ambro judge a Wake Forest University mock trial Friday.
John Roberts participates in
university’s mock trial finals
BY KRISTIN PRATT
WINSTON-SALEM While the trial was moot,
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts empha
sized that the lesson learned from Friday’s mock trial
competition at Wake Forest University was not.
Roberts was one of three judges who heard a case
argued by second-year law students Lesley Bark and
The case centered around the free speech claim
of a middle school student wearing a T-shirt bearing
a controversial statement. It also involved the juris
dictional issue of whether the mock court of appeals
could hear the case under the “unique circumstance”
After deliberating on the case, Roberts and the other
judges commented on the importance of lawyers in the
“What we witnessed here today, that happens around
the country every day, is something very extraordinary,”
Roberts said to about 1,500 people in Wait Chapel.
“It is the rule of law in practice, which we can take
for granted too often.”
Roberts said the U.S. judicial system settles dis
putes in a civil matter through argument, unlike past
systems or other places in the world. But he empha
sized that justice is not carried out solely by deciding
“The point of today’s competition, though, is that
the lawyers play an important role,” Roberts said.
“I’ve been a judge for a little more than two years
SEE ROBERTS, PAGE 5
So you want to start out in Le Parkour?
> The Precision Jump
A beginning Parkour move. Place
feet shoulder-width apart, toes at
the edge of your take-off point, then
vault yourself forward, landing on
the balls of your feet with your legs
slightly in front of your body. Swing
your arms during the jump to build
y Standing Cat Leap
Ensure that you have a solid take
off for this move to avoid colliding
with the obstacle, usually a wall.
Crouch down, then spring forward
and up, keeping your arms raised.
Tuck your legs so you can get your
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Junior Ivory Latta scored a
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ways to better
shoes ready to make contact with
the wall. Your arms and legs should
be in front of your body. Lower your
arms and grab the top of the wall,
letting your arms take most of the
strain of the jump.
>- The Monkey Vault
Jog up to your obstacle, usually a
wall or a ledge, then plant your hands
shoulder-width apart on the obstacle.
During the jump, tuck your legs against
your chest to avoid clipping your feet.
After you have cleared the obstacle,
untuck your legs to land safely.
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