VOLUME 116, ISSUE 15
WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNEY
he No. 1-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels jumped
out to a 16-0 lead en route to a 85-50 steamrolling
of the Bucknell Bison on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. The
Tar Heels will face Georgia on Tuesday in second round. See
pg. 14 for stories.
UNC SLAUGHTERS HOGS
NORTH CAROLINA ROLLS PAST
ARKANSAS INTO SWEET 16
BY JESSE BAUMGARTNER
RALEIGH ln Friday's opening
round of the NCAA Tournament
against a severely overmatched
Mount St. Mary's squad, it took
North Carolina until the start of
the second half to push its lead to
20 and begin the blowout.
On Sunday evening against
the athletic nine-seed Arkansas
Razorbacks. it took all of nine min
utes and eight seconds.
The Tar Heels (31-2), who seem
to be peaking just when it mat-
ters, put on an
at the RBC
Center to reach
the Sweet 16
by blowing out
108-77 in an
mance to begin
their quest for
gave UNC a lift
coming together,” UNC point
guard Ty Lawson said. “Once I
came back, there were little differ
ences, but I learned how everybody
matured and started playing better
since I’ve been out. So everything's
clicking on all cylinders.”
North Carolina was rarely chal
lenged against the Razorbacks (16-
16) as it built up leads of 9-0 and
33-11 on a Deon Thompson two
handed flush before ending the
first half with a 51-26 advantage.
While TVler Hansbrough and
Wayne Ellington continued to pro
vide their vaunted inside-outside
scoring punch, it was Lawson who
emerged as the third scorer.
With his ankle looking bet
ter with each minute he played,
Lawson showcased his lightning-
Soulchild tickets go on sale
BY ALEXANDRIA SHEALY
Multi-platinum R&B artist
Musiq Soulchild will round out the
Carolina Union Activities Board's
musical offerings for the 2007-08
Tickets go on sale today for the
concert, to be held at 8 p.m. April
11 in Memorial Hall.
Musiq Soulchild is the second
musical artist brought this year
by CUAB’s performing arts com
mittee to headline Memorial
Hall. Committee members said
the trend of bringing musical acts
has been a focus throughout the
“We knew from the start we’d
have a lot of concerts," said Jaron
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View a photo slideshow of
North Carolina's 108-77
defeat of No. 9-seed Arkansas.
flash speed in both games while
putting up 21 and 19 points, respec
tively, as UNC forced its up-tempo
game on both opponents, with a
combined 51 fast break points.
But it was Lawson’s perimeter
play that really looked different.
Always a decent set-shot shooter
from downtown but not as quick
to use his pull-up off the dribble,
the quickster showcased both skills
in Raleigh making four of seven
shots from beyond the arc during
the weekend while consistently
making the defense pay with his
‘I knew they would probably
be laying off me or something
like that because a lot of people
say I can’t shoot,’ Lawson said
‘But I was looking for it early.
Coach (Joe) Holladay always says,
‘Use it or lose it,’ so I mean I just
started shooting it, and it fell for
Putting up more than 105 points
in both games, the Tar Heels had
five players score in double figures
twice while Lawson and Quentin
Thomas combined for 21 assists
and no turnovers despite pushing
the ball at UNC’s extremely fast
But defense has been the ques
tion for UNC all season long, and
the Tar Heels continued to show
signs of becoming the lockdown
minded group that coach Roy
Williams has talked about all
After giving up 41 points in
the first half Friday against the
SEE BASKETBALL. PAGE 5
perform at 8
p.m. April 11
Wilson, a member of the commit
tee. “I would say Performing Arts
has always had a history of bring
ing in big music artists, and we
wanted to keep our reputation up
Marie Monroe, chairwoman
of the committee, said she began
negotiating with Musiq Soulchild
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Murder gives campus pause
Death penalty debate illuminated
BY KATY DOLL
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
When tragedies hit dose to home,
they can challenge ideologies, caus
ing hours of deep thought and rais
ing questions that go unanswered.
And in the wake of Student Body
jurors rarely give
penalty has caused debate and dis
cussion within the community.
The death penalty has been a
theme for several events this year,
and especially for the freshman
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North Carolina junior Marcus Ginyard slams home the ball during the Tar Heels 108-77 victory against Arkansas
on Sunday at the RBC Center. With the win, the Tar Heels advance to the Sweet 16, which begins Thursday.
How to get
tickets for Musiq
► Presented by C(JAB’s perform
ing arts committee.
► 8 p.m. April 11, Memorial Hall.
►On sale 10 a.m. today at the
Memorial Hall Box Office.
► Tickets are sl2 for UNC
students. Limit one ticket per
One Card, two One Cards per
► General public tickets go on
sale March 31 at the Memorial
Hall Box Office, if available.
class, whose summer reading book.
Sister Helen Prejean's “The Death of
Innocents." follows two inmates she
believes are wrongfully convicted.
Coupled with Prejean’s stance
against the death penalty and the
general student feeling that UNC
is a liberal college, the campus has
a largely anti-death penalty view .
With the March 6 news of
Carson’s murder, more and more
people are talking about the pros
and cons of the controversial issue.
Now students, faculty and staff
are working to reconcile their
anger with their opinions on the
“I think it has certainly changed
what was an intellectual dialogue to
a very personal issue," said Richard
der, with legal
trial, the possi
bility of impos
ing the death
Drought could close
pools and sports fields
BY JESSICA STRINGER
Chapel Hill’s recreation facili
ties still are in trouble despite
recent rains that have raised the
water levels in local reservoirs.
Outdoor baseball and soccer
fields are in desperate need of
water, and the town is search
ing for solutions that would keep
both fields and pools open.
Chapel Hill Parks and
Recreation Director Butch Kisiah
called the situation urgent.
“If we don’t get some rain, it’s
going to be tough," he said.
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Several UNC students are
Rosen, UNC professor of law.
After a traumatic experience,
people go through emotional stag
es. beginning with a sense of being
overwhelmed and continuing
through anger until the experience
is mastered, said Thomas Haizlip. a
clinical professor of psychiatry .
“I think when you initially deal
with it, it will be much more acute."
he said, adding that it is possible
to switch ideals after a trauma but
that people tend to return to their
core beliefs with time.
Although the community is feel
ing angry and grieving, Jennifer
Karpovvicz. president of the Death
Penalty Project and a third-year law
student, said it is important that
emotional reactions don’t sway the
"The situation is really hard, but
I think it’s still really important to
The continuing drought has put
a strain on both construction and
The unfinished Southern
Community Park is already facing
erosion problems. Kisiah said.
“We’ve got to make a decision
within the next few weeks whether
to sod those fields or not," Kisiah
said, adding that installing a well
system might be necessary if they
want to irrigate.
Artificial turf is one option
for new fields, said Parks and
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think rationally. We need to honor
her life and not focus on this man's
death," she said.
The Death Penalty Project, a
group in UNCs School of Law, advo
cates against the death penalty.
There is an extensive appeals
process, Karpowicz said, because
of the severity of the death penalty
sentence, which can mean a lack of
closure for the victim’s family .
To overcome trauma, people
must learn mastery, which provides
closure. Haizlip said, adding that
learning to distinguish between
good and bad again is essential.
“You have to learn how to cope
( and figure out) how you are going
to put your life back together."
While capital punishment
draws strong moral and religious
SEE DEATH PENALTY, PAGE 5
BY MEGHAN COOKE
In the wake of Student Body
President Eve Carson’s murder,
an overloaded probation system
has faced increased scrutiny, with
some saying the system suffers
from inadequate resources.
Demario James Atwater, 21,
and Lawrence Alvin Lovette, 17,
who were arrested and charged
with first-degree murder for
Carson’s death, were both on pro
bation for previous convictions.
Implicated fora 2005 breaking
and entering and a 2007 proba
tion violation, Atwater appeared
in court two days before Carson’s
murder for a probation hearing
that was then postponed until
March 31 because of misplaced
But Atwater would most likely
not have been taken into cus
tody even if no clerical error had
occurred, said Wake County District
Attorney Colon Willoughby Jr.
"It’s foolish to focus on an error
that really won’t change the out
come," said Mario Paparazzi, pro
fessor of sociology and criminal
justice at UNC-Pembroke, about
the clerical error.
He said the focus should shift
to failures in the probation system
to determine whether the legal
The N.C. Department
of Correction’s Division of
Community Corrections will
launch an internal investigation
to determine if probation policies
were violated in Atwater's case.
Willoughby said North
Carolina's structured sentencing
laws put stress on the probation
system. Enacted in 1994. these laws
classify- criminals based on their
crime’s severity to determine either
probation or prison sentences.
‘We’re probably- placing more
high-risk offenders on probation
now, as required by law, than
we would have 20 years ago.’
Willoughby said, adding that it's
difficult to predict which proba
tioners will turn violent
Nearly 50 percent of probation
ers are rearrested wjthin the first
year of probation. Paparazzi said.
Atwater was convicted in a 2005
breaking and entering felony in
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