VOLUME 113, ISSUE 120
AS STUDENT STORES RENOVATION ENGULFS
THE PIT, CUSTOMERS FEEL EFFECTS
BY NICOLE NORFLEET, STAFF WRITER
As the renovation of Student Stores kicks into high
gear, managers say they are concentrating on keep
ing business running as smoothly as possible.
But with the impending construction threatening conges
tion in one of the busiest areas on campus, some who work
in the building already have seen a drop in sales.
The year-long construction is divided into four phases,
each focusing on a different part of the building.
That enables Student Stores to stay operational through
out the remodeling process, said John Jones, director of
“Keeping the store open both
funds current activities, helps pay
for the remodel and funds schol
arships,” he said.
He said construction hasn’t
impacted Student Stores sales thus
far, but some others that work in
the building say they notice a dis
tinct difference in patronage.
Despite reassurances of a smooth
transition, The Daily Grind, located
in the northwest comer of Student
Stores, is an example of what hap
pens when construction gets in the
way of business.
The project’s construction in
the Pit has blocked access to The
Daily Grind’s main entrance.
sees first ballet
BY MORGAN ELLIS
Memorial Hall recently has
been remade into a premier con
cert hall, and when a well-known
children’s story of the Christmas
season arrives, it again will under
go a fantastic transformation.
With the presentation of the
holiday classic “The Nutcracker,”
the Carolina Ballet will introduce
anew form of art to the hall’s
stage, continuing the diversity of
its opening season.
Before the hall’s completion,
Chapel Hill lacked a venue to pres
The ‘Juice’ is loose at UNC
BY DEREK HOWLES
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Ben Hunter calls him “the most
talented keeper I’ve played with.”
(Hunter’s from England.)
Coach Elmar Bolowich calls him
“someone who could play against
the Brazilian national team and
say, ‘So what?’”
The college kid watching soccer
practice from atop the Fetzer Field
concourse calls him “freakin’ abso
Those three —and everyone
else also call him “Juice.”
And soccer balls call him their
Justin Hughes, North Carolina’s
goalie-turned-stone wall, keeps
balls away from the Tar Heel net as
if they were allergic to twine so
much so that he’s recorded eight
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Now coffee customers have to cut
through Student Stores and use
the coffee shop’s back door.
During the 11 days following
the start of the construction, the
store suffered an average profit
loss of 16 percent each day, said
store owner Jane Hunt Brown.
She added that the construction
came when sales usually peak.
“I think that my thing is that they
couldn’t just wait until classes were
over,” she said. “Even when exams
started would have been better.”
Many customers thought the
shop was closed when construction
began, said Lem Butler, one of the
supervisors at The Daily Grind.
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That fact has changed, and
Robert Weiss, artistic director of
Carolina Ballet, said the new venue
will give the company a place to
dance in town.
“It’s probably one of the best
theaters in the state,” he said.
“I’ve always wanted to perform in
The company will get to do
just that in its staging of “The
Nutcracker,” which also can be seen
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Even the company that delivers
bagels to the store thought it was
closed when construction began and
did not bring bagels, Butler said.
Customers and employees say
they are annoyed by construction.
“It is inconvenient because it’s a
small space to begin with, and now
there’s only one entrance and exit,”
freshman Emily Schaffer said.
The Daily Grind employee
Rebecca McCoy also expressed her
annoyance with the construction’s
“There aren’t as many people on
the patio because they have to go all
the way around to get there, and it’s
loud once you get there,” she said.
What makes it worse for those
at The Daily Grind is the lack of
information from Student Stores
about the construction schedule,
“I was told the day before that a
fence was going to be put up, but
I had no idea it was going to be
blocking the door,” Brown said.
“I just hope the outcome will be
worth all of this.”
But with construction running
into next semester, concerns might
shift from coffee to textbooks.
“It’s going to be a crunch,” said
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N.C. illuminated by record
VIGIL, FINAL APPEALS SEEN ON EVE OF I,OOOTH EXECUTION
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
During the early hours of this
morning, Kenneth Lee Boyd was
expected to be executed for the
1988 murders of his estranged
wife and father-in-law.
There was no question of his
guilt in the case; he readily con
fessed to the crime, and in 1996
his sentence was upheld in the
N.C. Supreme Court. A final
appeal for clemency was denied
Thursday by Gov. Mike Easley.
In the hours leading up to die
execution, a little more than 100
people met to pray for Boyd and
for those affected by his crime.
They also recalled the 999
before him who have been exe
cuted in the United States since
capital punishment was rein
stated in 1976.
Student Stores: after the last hammer falls
A series of detours will plague Student Stores for about the next year due to an sll million capital improvement project
that will offer the University hub more retail space for books and food, and a larger space to buy Tar Heel merchandise.
The middle stairwell of the building also will be replaced with escalators to provide smooth traffic patterns between floors.
Moving on up
A mechanical penthouse on the
roof will house many of the
structural systems servicing the
An entrance to the building off
South Road will allow for access
to the new retail space on this
level in addition to handicapped
access to the building's
improved elevator system.
The top level will provide
additional space for textbooks,
and school supplies will be
moved to this floor. Additional
cash registers will be added to
reduce the wait time during
peak book sales periods.
The middle level will have tables
inside for The Daily Grind, an
expanded food mart in addition
to the Bulls Head book store
and Tar Heel merchandise
already on this floor.
The new entrance on the
bottom level that opens up to
South Road will be the new site
of the RAM Shop and in-house
SOURCE: DIRECTOR OF STUDENT STORES
“We are here because we
refuse to give up; we refuse to
give up on Kenneth Boyd,” said
Sister Kitty Bethea.
For Mel Chilton, executive
director of the North Carolina
Victim Assistance Network, the
I,oooth execution leaves out
one important statistic the
number of victims the convicted
murders have killed.
“The 1,000 doesn’t mean any
thing to crime victims,” Chilton
said. “For every murderer there
is at least one victim and usually
more than one.”
Asa part of the People of
Faith Against the Death Penalty
vigil, attendees walked from
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
to Central Prison after a prayer
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Celebrity name double-fare
BY SAPNA MAHESHWARI
Michael Jordan is a plumber at
UNC Hospitals, John Edwards is
a self-proclaimed Republican,
and Bruce Willis can be found
at Counseling and Psychological
Service working as the chart
Close up those jaws of disbelief
these are just a few of the local
residents who share their names
with celebrities, and it’s made
their lives quite a bit different.
“Nobody’s ever forgot my
name,” says Jordan, who is from
Pittsboro. “Roll call was pretty
funny (growing up). ’Course, I’m
white, so they always say, ‘You’re
a little bit lighter.’”
Although their names are rare
ly forgotten, introductions with a
famous name are a whole new
“Whenever I get introduced or
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Sarah Jobe, a Duke Divinity School student, reflects while the congregation
sings "We Shall Overcome" at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh.
“Tou introduce yourself to people and
they say, Teak right, what’s your name f”
BRUCE WILLIS, OF BURLINGTON, ON HIS LIFE WITH A CELEBRITY NAME
someone hears my name, I just
get comments about my name
and asked if I’m related and
things of that nature,” says sopho
more John Edwards of Lancaster,
Ohio. “It’s kind of humorous.”
Willis, who is from Burlington,
often finds himself in similar situ
“You introduce yourself to
people and they say, ‘Yeah right,
what’s your name?’” he says. “It
sort of creates a bump at the start
of any relationship that you have
These celebrity counterparts
rarely have to introduce them
selves twice, but it’s not always
easy having a famous name.
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WHAT'S OUR TAKE?
North Carolina sees increase
in revenue from several taxes,
and higher education officials
hope to receive some of the
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005
The Potter family of Brevard
knows that for a fact.
Even though Harry Potter
passed away in 1990, it hasn’t
stopped a number of phone calls
from wizard-seekers to his wife,
Myrtle Potter, and his son, Harry
“One time, a little girl called
wanting to put a hex on her ex-boy
friend ... it’s been sort of strange at
times,” Myrtle Potter says.
Edwards says, “I’ve actually
gotten a couple e-mails from
other schools, asking him to come
speak at their school and stuff.”
He adds, “I forwarded it to him
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