VOLUME 116, ISSUE 9
Police yet to ID shooting victim
Students receive alerts about violence
BY SARA GREGORY
AND MAX ROSE
The woman found shot to death
Wednesday morning still has not
She was found lying in the street
at the intersection of Hillcrest
Road and Hillcrest Circle after
police responded at about 5 a.m.
to reports of gunshots in the area
off of East Franklin Street.
The initial 911 call came from a
Davie Circle resident who reported
hearing three or four shots fol
lowed by a womans scream, police
ROAD TO FRUITION
home at UNC
BY DANIEL PRICE
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Little Rock. Dallas. Columbus.
Those are the stops along the
way for North Carolina wrestler
But the varying mailbox num
bers on his more-than-1,800-
mile journey don't begin to tell
the nationally ninth-ranked
Say his name to any ACC
coach today, and a full scout
ing report including several
impressive nonconference wins
and an unblemished ACC record
is likely to follow.
Mueller has defeated 20
consecutive foes, including
ranked opponents Max Dean of
Oklahoma and Zack Shanaman
of Penn, and is drawing more
and more national attention.
But believe it or not, a stellar
wrestling career was far from
a foregone conclusion for this
You're here you wrestle
Mueller didn't have any
wTestlers in his family. In fact,
as a young child, he didn’t plan
on becoming one himself. But
sometimes fate has a way of
And that's just what happened
to Mueller in kindergarten.
SEE MUELLER, PAGE 9
N.C. hog farmers rising with demand
BY LINDSEY NAYLOR
The Parker family, of Orange
County’s Parker Farms, began raising
their hogs in 2005 when it became
dear that their generations-long tra
dition of raising tobacco would no
longer cut it economically.
It was a largely experimental
move, driven by the fascination
their kids developed for the ani-
4 -h. But
today the farm
10 acres to its
pigs, and the
The face of
the N.C. hog
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is tapping into
the local networks that struggle to
connect farmers and consumers.
“There seems to be a huge
demand for either local pork or
natural pork," said co-owner Renee
Parker, who relies largely on infor
mal connections and e-mails to
friends and family to market the
farm’s product “But there are times
it gets scary because there’s lots
of pigs on the ground and you’re
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The University and UNC Hospitals
are reviewing their employee
reimbursement policies to make
them more stringent after an
incident last summer.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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spokesman Lt. Kevin Gunter said.
The woman is believed to have
been shot at the scene, he said.
Police are asking for assistance
in identifying the victim, described
as a white female about 5-feet-6
inches tall with blonde hair weigh
ing about 120 pounds. The woman,
believed to be between 18 and 25
years old, was wearing a navy
short-sleeve shirt, gray sweatpants
and Starbury athletic shoes.
An immediate canvass turned
up no leads or suspects, Gunter
said. Police don’t know whether
the woman was a UNC student,
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North Carolina 165-pounder Keegan Mueller has criss-crossed the United States, traveling almost 2,000 miles before landing in Chapel Hill.
Mueller is trying to become the Tar Heels' first national champion wrestler since 134-pounder T.J. Jaworsky won three straight titles from 1993-95.
A helper from Cane Creek Farm cuts the shoulder off of a pig at a free
pig pickin' hosted by FLO Food on Wednesday to support local farms.
scared to death of, you know, what’s
going to happen to my pigs?"
The demand for sustainable food
in North Carolina has grown dur
ing the last decade, as consumers
have become more aware of food
issues and more interested in sup
porting community' farmers.
But efforts to translate that inter
est into a small-scale sustainable
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TAR HEEL GOLF
The men's golf team had its first
match of the spring season this
week in Florida, and the women
placed sixth in the San Jose State
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and few other details about the
shooting are known.
Residents of the upper-class
neighborhood said few students
live near where the body was found.
The wooded area is a popular place
for running or walking dogs.
“It’s a really quiet neighbor
hood,” said Lauren Kryder, who
grew up in her Hillcrest Circle
house. Kryder said she heard noth
ing unusual until police knocked
on her door about 8 a.m.
“lt was shocking for sure.”
On campus, many students
received the news through e-mail
and text message alerts from Rave
and Alert Carolina.
About 3,500 students and
network of farms serving their own
N.C. communities have faltered
because of the state s food systems,
which for the past five demies or
so have spawned an infrastructure
friendly to the needs of large-scale
Before a hog can get from the
farm to a consumer, it must be
slaughtered and processed according
1,700 faculty registered with Alert
Carolina were sent a text message
at 11:30 a.m. Rave’s text messages
and e-mails were sent at 12:30 p.m.
to 925 students. About 400 more
received e-mail messages.
An informational e-mail also was
sent by UNC’s Emergency Warning
Committee at about 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday's shooting was the
first time the alerts have been used
aside from an initial test.
Students who registered for
either service after January did not
receive the alerts because the list
has not been updated since.
Some students said the alerts
should have come sooner.
“It’s kind of disturbing that
The buzz word
Sustainable agriculture, as defined
by Congress, is an integrated system
of plant and animal production
practices having a site-specific
application that will, in the long-term:
► Satisfy human food and fiber needs
► Enhance environmental quality and
the natural resource base upon which
the agricultural economy depends
► Make the most efficient use of
nonrenewable resources and on-farm
resources and integrate, where
appropriate, natural biological cycles
► Sustain the economic viability of
► Enhance the quality of life for
fanners and society as a whole
to government standards. But pro
cessing facilities in North Carolina
mostly contract with large-scale hog
producers, forcing smaller farmers
to drive up to four hours to get just a
few hogs slaughtered at a time.
“As we have been seduced as con-
SEE HOG, PAGE 9
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Diversions draws from B-movies
such as "Lake Placid" and 'Snakes
on a Plane’ to offer up students
Spring Break survival tips before
time off from school.
HELP CHAPEL HILL POLICE
Anyone with information about
the shooting is asked to call
Chapel Hl Police at 968-2760.
1 didn’t know about this situa
tion until several hours after it
happened,” said freshman Karen
Cooke, who received an e-mail but
not a text message.
“It's really close to campus, so it’s
Senior Writers Katy Doll.
Sarah Frier and Kate Sullivan
Contact the City Editor at
Provosts often sought
for chancellor posts
BY REBECCA PUTTERMAN
Some arc local businessmen
who took an interest in the uni
versity, others are politicians, but
then there are those who are just
professors and worked their way
up until they became No. 1.
Recent trends show that many
universities tend to lean toward
those who have experienced the
closest thing to being the chancel
lor itself: serving as provost
The UNC provost who preced
ed Provost Bernadette Gray-Little,
Robert Shelton, left to become
president of University of Arizona
in 2006. He had previously been
considered for the position of
president of the University of
Texas at Austin.
Shelton said his experience as
provost and executive vice chan
cellor at UNC prepared him for his
role as president at Arizona.
“It’s very clear to me that the
provost is 1 wouldn’t say an
absolute necessity —but pretty
close to it, in preparing someone
to be a president of a large, com-
this day in history
Students' tipping tendencies at
Franklin Street restaurants is
repotted to be based on a student's
class in school and the record of the
football team not service.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
BY PHILLIP CROOK
An artist who challenges
k.d. lang seemed to defy the
grand spectacle usually accom
panying critical acclaim and
international popularity with a
surprisingly intimate concert for
a near-capacity Memorial Hall
Together with her band, the
Canadian native created an
the hall with
an hour and a
half of famil
iar songs and
rial from her
Award-winning single “Constant
Craving," lang gained critical suc
cess in the late 'Bos and early '9os
with her eclectic style, utilizing
sounds from country, pop, folk,
jazz and rock.
After opening-act Dustin
O'Halloran’s piano instrumentals,
lang brought each of her styles in
a stripped-down performance
clearly less about promoting her
album and more to do with con
necting to the audience through
her distinctly personal music.
“She's an incredible talent,’
Durham resident Diane Owens
said. “It's awe-inspiring to hear
such depth and purity outside of
a recording studio."
Before Ellen DeGeneres and
Melissa Etheridge, lang was a
pioneer for lesbians in the enter
tainment industry, coming out in
an article in The Advocate maga
zine in 1992.
Dressed during the perfor
mance in a simple black shirt and
bare feet, she capitalized on the
SEE LANG. PAGE 9
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Information about the leaked
candidates from the 2000 search.
plicated university,’ he said.
“The core strength of any uni
versity is its faculty, is its students;
and they need to know that their
leader shares their values as an
Chancellor James Moeser him
self stepped from the position of
provost at the University of South
Carolina to the chancellorship at
the University of Nebraska, before
coming to UNC.
Saturday, Vanderbilt University
not only chose a provost for its
chancellorship, but its very own.
And the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign also chose its
own provost to become chancellor
“It is not surprising that cam
puses such as Vanderbilt and UI
SEE PROVOST, PAGE 9
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