VOLUME 116, ISSUE 2
Victim was shot
in the abdomen
BY TED STRONG
A Carrboro teen is facing a
charge of attempted first-degree
murder after the shooting of a 16-
year-old boy Monday evening on
Johnson Street, said Chapel Hill
police Capt. Chris Blue.
David Earl Ellis Jr., 17, was
taken to Orange County Jail in
lieu of $200,000 bail pending
an appearance in court today in
tim, shot in
was taken to
and his con
Ellis Jr. was
Monday for a
Carrboro City Schools' administra
tive center at the Lincoln Center,
where youth basketball practices
were going on about 200 yards
Officers used a police dog to
search through a brushy lot next to
105 Johnson St, the house in front
of which the shooting took place,
and bagged as evidence a small
black sneaker found on the curb.
Local residents emphasized that
they didn’t see anything and that
they were glad they hadn’t.
One resident did say he heard a
car “floor it" seconds after the shot
The incident was the third shoot
ing in the area this year. In January,
a man was murdered in a Food
Lion parking lot in Carrboro.
Earlier this month, a man was
killed in Northside. The man later
arrested in connection with that
slaying was picked up on Crest
Drive, around the corner from
Senior writer Eric Johnson
Contact the City Editor
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Tar Heels hold off Wolfpack upset bid
Larkins’ 18 leads the way for UNC
BY POWELL LATIMER
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
As her fourth-straight basket
dropped through the net, Erlana
Larkins sprinted out of the lane
and let out a scream.
free throws saw
No. 2 North
Carolina up by
11 against N.C.
State, and the
Tar Heels fol
wards lead in
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The victory was hard-earned
due to UNCs struggles in both
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FACULTY EXCELLENCE The first finalist
for director of the center spoke Monday.
MEN'S HOOPS The team looks to
improve on its 20-turnover performance.
COUNTY DEVELOPMENT Commissioners
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Author targets death penalty
Prejean wrote summer reading book
BY CHIARA AUSTIN
Monday night in Memorial
Hall, Sister Helen Prejean spoke
to a crowd of6oo people, bringing
her experience with death to life.
Prejean is the author of the
2007 summer reading book,
“The Death of Innocents: An
Eyewitness Account of Wrongful
Executions," which is based on her
firsthand experience with two men
on death row who she believed to
be wrongly convicted.
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Stacey Tucker from Carolina Car Wash & Detail stands by the well the business uses as a water supply.
*We have done well so far. I just pray that things will continue like this; you never know,” Tucker said.
So how did UNC (26-2,13-0 in
the ACC) pull out the win?
“Good question,” said coach Sylvia
Hatched “The rebounding wasn’t
acceptable, and we have to shoot
better from the foul line. Thejrgot
a lot of second shots. But we were
fortunate to win the game."
North Carolina had its largest
rebounding deficit of the season,
and the Wolfpack reeled in eight
more boards than UNC.
“Normally, we’re animals on the
boards,” Hatdiell said. "We were like
marshmallows tonight, very soft”
One of the few bright spots for
UNC was the lack of turnovers dur
ing the game. With only eight, the
Tkr Heels had their fewest giveaways
of the season.
A big part of that was freshman
guard Italee Lucas. After strug
gling during her opening games,
Lucas has settled down nicely and
is starting to find her groove.
Lucas scored six points and had
five assists to just one turnover.
In the end, UNC just had to
keep pounding away in the post
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of Latino growth in the Triangle
area, from Spanish Masses to
the efforts of local groups to
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Asa spiritual adviser to several
men who faced the death pen
alty, Prejean shared vivid stories
contrasting the tension between
upholding the death penalty and
recognizing a person’s humanity.
This process of weighing is sup
posed to be rational." Prejean said.
“There is no rationality here."
Prejean described the situation
as the human heart in conflict
An English major at St. Mary's
Dominican College, Prejean said
and found success. Despite leaving
21 points on the floor from missed
free throws, the Tar Heels scored
52 of its 85 points in the paint.
UNC’s starting frontcourt
of Rashanda McCants, LaToya
Pringle and Larkins combined for
48 points on 18-40 shooting.
Larkins, in particular, continued
her strong play of late, with a team
high 18 points and seven boards.
Larkins has reached at least 18
points in each of her last five games
and looks to be hitting her stride at
the right time with rival Duke and
postseason play coming up fast.
Monday night against the
Wolfpack, Larkins had to work
through 40 minutes of body-slam
ming and forearm shivers from
N.C. State’s post players.
“I had people stepping on my
feet and chest-bumping me on the
pass,” Larkins said. ‘And I just was
like, *OK, at this point, there’s noth
ing you can do. Just keep bearin’ me
up l’m gonna keep scoring.”
The box score would support
Larkins' claim, as N.C. State racked
up 28 fouls on the evening.
But UNC was unable to take full
advantage of those fouls, shooting
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she believed her ability to write
emerged because it was time to
tell the world about her encoun
ters with people facing death. She
encouraged students in the crowd
to use their writing abilities to tell
their own stories.
“The seeds of our education sit
inside us 'til we’re ready to bloom,"
Throughout her lecture. Prejean
highlighted the inconsistency in
the races represented on death
Prejean also said 126 wrong
fully convicted people have been
released from death row because
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Senior Erlana Larkins muscles
up a shot in UNC’s 85-79 victory
against N.C. State on Monday
night. Larkins scored 18 points.
below .500 from the charity stripe.
Down as many as 17 in the sec
ond half, N.C. State used UNC’s
free throw problems to daw- its way
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 4
of the efforts of college students.
“You’re only going to find poor
people on death row," Prejean said,
explaining that college students
can make a difference because
many people on death row are
often too poor to afford a good
Freshman Yevgeniya Kaliberova
came to the lecture after hearing
about it during a discussion of the
summer reading book last semes
“She talked about how there’s
always this constant struggle, and
SEE PREJEAN. PAGE 4
BY JESSICA STRINGER
Some establishments might
need to change the way they do
business if drought conditions
The Orange Water and Sewer
Authority will decide Thursday
whether to implement Stage 3
water restrictions, which will
affect businesses that use water,
such as gardening centers and car
Jerry Whortan, executive direc
tor for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
YMCA, said the center’s whirl
pool won’t be open for long if the
restrictions are upped.
“We will be able to use the
(indoor) pool a lot longer, but it
Impact of water restrictions on businesses
Chapel Hill and Carrboro must follow Stage 2 water shortage restrictions. If
water levels haven't risen to 45 percent by Thursday, the Orange Water and
Sewer Authority might recommend increasing to Stage 3 restrictions. What
would that change?
Stage 2No spray irrigation except Stage 3No irrigation except with
by persons regularly engaged in the hand-held hoses or watering cans,
sale of plants limited to three days per week and no
more than 0.5 inches per week
Stage 2: No filling or refilling empty Stagi 1: No filling, refilling or top
swimming pools, operational ping off operating swimming pools
swimming pools may be topped off
Stage 2: No OWASA water for clean
ing or washing exterior building sur
faces or paved areas; pressure washing
of buildings is allowed before painting
to maintain structural integrity
Stage 2: No vehicle washing, except
at commercial or institutional car
washes in which 50 percent of the
water has been recycled
Delegation a trademark
of Carson administration
Relies on group
BY BRIAN AUSTIN
Although she has all the official
power as student body president.
Eve Carson has relied heavily on her
appointed administration this year
to tackle a range of decisions.
She has taken on the respon
sibilities of her office with a
approach, creating a large Cabinet
and dividing her officers' responsi
bilities when dealing with different
aspects of student government.
‘There’s been so much on our
plate this year that everyone has
taken on a very specific role*
She says her Cabinet, which
indudes the chairmen of various
committees, gives the voice of stu
dents to her team. She generally
devotes a lot of time to consultation
and committee input
“For us, the main theme has
this day in history
A Virginia Cavalier forward tosses
a ball that strikes UNCs Joe Wolf
in the back of the head, causing
both teams to rise from the bench,
though no fight ensues.
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Sister Helen Prejean, author of
“Death of Innocents," lectured at
UNC as part of Carolina Performing
Arts' Creative Campus program.
will come to a point where we’re
considering hauling in water from
other places," Whortan said.
According to Stage 3 restric
tions, no OWASA water can be
used to top off swimming pools.
If the YMCA decides to bring
in water from other sources, they
would have to closely monitor the
chemicals and temperature of the
new water, Whortan said. He also
said starting March 3, the YMCA
will discontinue its towel service
and asks members to bring their
“I think worst case scenario is
that the pool would have to close."
he said. “We’ll commit to keeping
SEE BUSINESS. PAGE 4
Stage 3. No pressure cleaning of
Stage 3; No washing of vehicles
always been. How are we getting
other people connected to what
Carson has succeeded in getting
people involved in student govern
ment affairs, assigning 41 students
to lead her 20 committees and proj
ects. Her predecessor. James Allred,
took a different approach, cutting
the number of
students in the
they have been
as a delegator
sible to students this year. And
Cabinet members praised Carson's
‘l’ve never seen her make a deci
sion without consulting a group of
students first” Executive Assistant
Ron Bilbao said.
Carsons deliberative method dif
fers from Allred, who set out to be a
strong, decisive voice for students.
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