THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2005
UNC building palattes mixed
BY NATE HUBBARD
Pink is out this fall as two of the
campus’ oldest buildings go retro
and return to their past colors.
Major renovations on New
East and New West are nearing
completion, but what students
notice most is
the change in
from a salm
to a yellowish
NEW EAST AND
according to the research they
did,” said Paul Caruth, New East
construction manager. “It’s coffee
with a lot of cream in it.”
Both New East and New West
were built in 1861.
New East renovations essentially
have been completed, site manag
The project started about nine
months ago, Caruth said, and
involved masonry repairs, window
work and the new paint job.
“This is what you would call a his
Groups invite community to house
Anew pad is bringing new
possibilities to a local nonprofit
organization and its acquired
El Centro Latino, a resource
center in Carrboro that provides
education and social services
to Latinos living in and around
Orange County, recently moved
from its location on 101 Lloyd St.
to 110 W. Main St.
Housed in a facility owned by
Inter-Faith Council for Social
Service, El Centro now resides in
the same building as El Future, a
new mental health organization, as
well as Pa’lante, a teen group that
publishes a quarterly Spanish-lan
“We encouraged the move,”
Chris Moran said, IFC’s director.
“We welcome their move, and we
think there are a lot of resources we
Ben Balderas, El Centro’s senior
programs director, noted that the
organizations possibly combining
torical renovation project,” he said.
Campus Historic Preservation
Manager Paul Kapp, who is plan
ning manager for both projects,
said architectural conservation
research was conducted to try to
preserve the historical nature of
the Cameron Avenue buildings.
He said the new paint color of
New East returns it to the 1923
New West will be painted to
match the beige with brown trim
of New East, said Jeff Kidd, New
West construction manager.
Kidd said New West’s renova
tions were more extensive than
those on its East-side cousin.
“It’s a total renovation of the
building,” he said.
Among the many improvements,
Kidd said, were anew roof, walls,
floors, and a heating, ventilation
and air conditioning system.
Electrical work also was done to
many parts of the structure.
“The building as a whole is going
to be much more comfortable to
occupants,” Kidd said.
The New West renovation is
expected to be done in March
“We are a little bit behind sched
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: El Centro Latino
their services in the long run was
discussed when El Centro moved
but that the groups are focusing on
smaller collaborative events.
For their first combined event,
the centers are planning an open
house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today
to help increase awareness of the
various services available to the
“It’s a community event,”
Balderas said. “We’re inviting
community members, government
officials, other agencies and anyone
who has connection to the Latino
Kate Ferrell, the Hispanic coordi
nator for IFC, said she anticipates the
close proximity of the organizations
to be beneficial for area Latinos.
“We have all of these agencies
under one roof, so it’s like a one
stop shop,” she said. “Just the fact
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ule,” Kidd said. “Some of the foun
dations were in a little worse condi
tion than we expected.”
Kapp said the installation of
new windows also is causing
delays, adding that work “is drag
The project, which has been
going on since November 2004, has
been a challenging one, Kidd said.
“Inherently, renovating a build
ing of that age is difficult.”
New East renovators also expe
rienced difficulties, especially with
the foundation sandstone.
“It’s a hard material to manage,”
Kapp said. “It’s bom to crumble.”
Caruth agreed that the sand
stone restoration was one of the
more difficult tasks.
“In many cases the sandstone
had weathered badly, and it took
special materials for the contrac
tor to use,” he said.
Although New East is near com
pletion, the project was not with
out delays, Caruth said.
“We had pretty good weather,
but the project was much more
complex than anyone anticipated.”
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that we’re all right here, I think it
will be really helpful.”
Balderas said the closeness also
will benefit each organization, as
client referrals and communication
will be easier.
The organizations also will have
presentations and activities to
display the different services that
Laura Wenzel, director of
Pa’lante, said future events among
the organizations still are in the
“We’re trying to figure out how
we can collaborate more closely,”
“All of our organizations are
members of (Comite de Asuntos
Latinos de Orange), and Pa’lante
magazine has run announcements
and interviews with El Centro, El
Futuro and IFC, but we haven’t
really done any programming
“We’re working on that now.”
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■ Students with a meal plan
can donate their extra meals
to hunger relief in Kenya and
Tanzania from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
today through Friday, in front of
Lenoir Dining Hall. Those with
out a meal plan can purchase an
all-you-can-eat meal for $3. The
event is sponsored by Students
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■ The Carolina Union Activities
Board, in conjunction with Carolina
Dining Services, will present
“Holiday Extravaganza” from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. today in the Great Hall of
the Student Union. The event will
feature holiday snacks, music and
a chance for students to build their
own gingerbread houses.
■ The University Library will
present “Fireside Tales” as part of
its 13th annual “Winter Stories”
program at 5 p.m. today in Wilson
Library. The free event will fea
ture storytelling and music by
University faculty. It is sponsored
by Friends of the Library.
■ Two people were cited and
one was arrested Tuesday night
at 1250 Ephesus Church Road on
drug-related charges, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
Jeffery Stephenson, 20, of
Seaboard, and Tiffany Mitchell, 22,
0f1250 Ephesus Church Road, were
cited for misdemeanor drug posses
sion at 8 p.m. after being stopped by
federal marshals, reports state.
Samuel Barnes Jr., 17, of
Pendleton, was arrested at 9:22
p.m. at the same residence on
charges of simple possession of
marijuana, according to reports.
Barnes was placed under a SSOO
unsecured bond, reports state.
All three are scheduled to
appear in District Criminal Court
in Hillsborough on Jan. 16, accord
ing to reports.
■ A UNC junior was arrested at
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■ Chabad will hold a meno
rah-lighting event to celebrate
Hanukkah —a little early from
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today on Polk
Place in front of Wilson Library.
■ The Art Gallery committee
of the Carolina Union Activities
Board will host a free reception
at 5:30 p.m. today in the Union
Gallery as part of its exhibition
of photographer Alan Dehmer’s
■ “Blood Done Sign My Name”
author Tim Tyson and gospel
singer Mary D. Wiliams will pres
ent a program at 6:30 p.m. today
at Durham County Main Library,
300 N. Roxboro St. Call 560-0100
for more information.
■ “Star of Bethlehem” can be
seen at 7 p.m. Thursdays and
Fridays, at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
and 7 p.m. Saturdays and at 1:30
p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sundays
until January in the Morehead
Planetarium and Science Center’s
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3:01 a.m. Wednesday on charges of
driving while impaired, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.
Drew Fors’ney, 20, of 204 Jay St,
also was arrested on charges of driv
ing with a provisional license, reports
state. According to reports, Forshe/s
blood alcohol content was .19.
He is scheduled to appear in
District Criminal Court in Chapel
Hill on Feb. 14, reports state.
■ Three cars were broken into
Monday and Tuesday at the park
and-ride lot at Eubanks Road,
Chapel Hill police reports state.
A car belonging to a UNC
Hospitals employee was reported
broken into at 4:55 p.m. Monday,
according to reports.
Another breaking and entering
of a vehicle also was reported at
5:40 p.m. that day, reports state.
Both cars had their driver’s side
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■ Musician Mara Shea will lead
a jam session of Celtic music from
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at the
Carrboro Century Center. The ses
sion will focus on slow Irish and
Scottish tunes. Tickets are $3 per
■ The Carolina Union Activities
Board will present the Avett
Brothers, a trio known for its dis
tinctive musical style, in concert at
8 p.m. today in the Great Hall of the
Student Union. For ticket informa
tion, contact the Union Box Office.
■ The Dimes for Darfur Mile is
a mile worth of tape sticky side
up that will be on display from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Pit
on which everyone can put their
spare change. The event is part
of the effort to raise $15,000 by
Holocaust Remembrance Week.
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windows broken out and stereo
systems stolen, with S2OO worth
of damage, according to reports.
The last case was reported at 10:15
a.m. Tuesday, but nothing was sto
len. The damage done to the car was
worth $325, according to reports.
■ A man was arrested at Abbey
Court, 501 Jones Ferry Road, on
charges of assaulting an officer, a
hit and run and resisting arrest,
Carrboro police reports state.
Roberto Walle-Lopez, 24, ran
into another vehicle at Abbey
Court and tried to flee, reports
state. While he was being arrested,
Walle-Lopez headbutted an officer
and also kicked the officer in the
legs, according to reports.
He was placed under a SSOO
secured bond and is scheduled to
appear in District Criminal Court
on Jan. 9.