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NBorth Carolina fell short of its March Madness
Ha.spirati<)ns. hut made it> presenc e felt in the
Ibracket. See pg. 14 for a photo story chronicling
the Tar Heels' run through the NCAA Tournament and ulti
mately to the Final Four in San Antonio.
after violent act
BY DANIELLE KUCERA
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
While police searched for sus
pects in Eve Carson's murder,
freshman Tara Gibbs was thinking
about the implications for blacks
on campus if an African American
was convicted of the crime.
*1 told one of my friends that if
this person is an African American.
1 don't know what's going to hap
pen. I anticipated things going a
little off the wall," she said.
Others on campus seemed to
echo her thoughts.
“Within the context, 1 guess
you just know it’s coming when
stuff like this happens," junior
Shaniqua McClendon said.
After police charged two black
men, Lawrence Alvin Lovette
and Demario James Atwater,
with killing Carson, Gibbs and
McClendon saw their predictions
realized in bitter and hateful com
ments directed at the black race
on the anonymous forums at
JuicyCampus.com and The Daily
Tar Heel Web site.
“Nobody wants to be called a
racist, so they use their computer
as this sort of safety net so they
can say what they really think,"
junior Tiffany Merritt said.
And although some students
said hiding behind anonymity is
a weak approach to expressing
opinions, others said it's a better
method for venting than yelling
racist comments in the Pit.
Regardless of the medium of
communication, students said
they were shocked by the inten
sity of the campus’s response.
“It does hurt, because those
are my counterparts," McClendon
said. “Asa black person, it makes
me pretty angry that I have to
defend my own race against one
Timothy McMillan, an Afro-
American studies professor, said
violent circumstances are unlike
ly to prompt a decrease in racial
In 2006, UNC experienced
another traumatic incident
when UNC alumnus Mohammed
Thheri-azar drove a Jeep through
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Rushing attack featured in Spring Showcase
BY MIKE EHRLICH
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
On just his second snap
of Monday's Spring Football
Showcase, Greg Little took a hand
off and began running upheld
only to get smothered by a swarm
of white jerseys and driven back
ward into the ground.
back to the
But the soph
four more times
on the drive and
planning for a
eventually wind up in the end zone
after a tough five-yard scamper.
The drive the first featuring
the top offensive and defensive
units was part of a trend in
which the North Carolina offense
ran all over the Tar Heel defensive
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Students are assigned community
service hours to be carried out at
the Union for anything from
underage drinking citations to
being charged with resisting arrest.
Town lighting up for debate
Council will hear resident concerns
BY SARA GREGORY
Residents have a chance tonight
to comment on plans to increase
lighting in three off-campus areas
with heavy student populations.
A recommendation from town
staff calls for three new emergency
call boxes and varied pedestrian
friendly street lighting downtown.
It is the next step toward the
installation of call boxes and light
ing, an initiative driven by students
who said they feared for their safe
ty’ in dark off-campus areas.
“The main thing is residents
agreeing to this additional light
ing," Engineering Services Manager
Kumar Neppalli said. “Some like it
dark, some like more light, some
like it in the middle."
Student-approved fee increases
funded the 880,000 cost which will
“We talked a lot of smack coming out, so
they really hit us in the mouth. "
DEUNTA WILLIAMS, SAFETY ON UNC’S OfFENSE
“I got to give big ups to the
offense," safety Deunta Williams
said after the practice. “We talked
a lot of smack coming out so they
really hit us in the mouth the first
half of scrimmage."
For a defense that has been tout
ed all spring as the superior unit
the first several drives were a dis
appointment and UNC tailbacks
repeatedly found the paydirt.
Little, joined by Ryan Houston,
Devon Ramsay and Anthony Elzy,
all sparked the running attack for
the blue-clad offense. UNC ran for
143 yards and three scores.
“It's been an uphill battle for the
be split between the call boxes and
pedestrian lighting. The town will
fund the continued maintenance of
the lights once they are installed.
When the Chapel Hill Town
Council accepted funds for the proj
ect in September, several residents
said they were upset that the neigh
borhood hadn't been consulted.
“I know that there was some
opposition by a few people, but
mostly we have heard positive com
ments." police Sgt Jack Terry said.
Street lighting will be targeted at
three areas where increased needs
have been identified: Rosemary
Street between Hillsborough and
Boundary streets, the Northside
neighborhood and the area near
Cameron and McCauley streets.
Student government represen
tatives were advised to pick loca
tions with both higher crime rates
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offense going against such a com
petitive defense, and it’s only made
us better," Little said. “And I feel
like this spring game, we made a
tremendous stride as an offense."
The defensive unit eventually
would strike back about halfway
through the allotted 75 minutes
and would be in control the rest
of the way. As its intensity jumped,
the big hits started to pile up. and
Little was on the hurting end of a
couple of them.
“We’ve dominated, I felt like,
all spring," linebacker Chase Rice
said. “And that’s what we need
SEE SPRING GAME, PAGE 5
university | page 9
ROBERTSONS COME HOME
The Robertson Scholars Program,
which includes students from Duke
and UNC who take classes at both
universities, plans to construct a
building on North Campus.
and student populations.
“Because students are paying
for them, it only makes sense that
they benefit from them if they need
them,” Terry said.
The call boxes and increased light
ing are expected to deter crime.
“We know that criminals use dark
ness for concealment," Terry said,
adding most serious crimes happen
at night “Darkness Ls not your friend
if you are looking for safety."
The strategies to address the
darkest areas vary. Between
Hillsborough and Boundary
streets, decorative light poles are
recommended. Along McCauley
Street, the plan is to add light fix
tures to existing street lights.
“We can only do so much with the
funds that were given to us," Neppalli
said. “We want to start from one
point and look into the future."
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Sophomore tailback Greg Little takes a big hit from cornerback Kendric
Burney (16) during UNC’s Spring Football Showcase in Kenan Stadium.
this day in history
APRIL 8,2002 ...
Former UNC law student Wendell
Williamson, who killed two UNC
students on a 1995 Henderson
Street shooting spree, describes
living with paranoid schizophrenia.
TUESDAY. APRIL 8, 2008
Emergency Blue Lights
Students and residents can hear the town s
recommendations for three off-campus call
boxes at an information meeting tonight
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ATTEND THE MEETING
Time: 7 p.m. today
location: Chapel Hill Town Hall,
405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
UNC leaders give
BY BRENDAN BROWN
The most politically active
group on campus, by far. is the
Board of Trustees.
In the last deeade the board's
current 12 members have given
8483.500 to federal candidates,
political parties and political
action committees, not to men
tion thousands more in state
With this year’s high-profile
races for governor, senator and
president, the trustees are sure to
be heavily tapped for fundraising.
"1 feel like somebody's call
ing me every day," Paul Fulton,
a trustee and former CEO of
Bassett Furniture Industries, said
about requests for campaign con
But whom the trustees support
is determined less by political
ideology than by personal rela
tionships with candidates and
Fulton, a self-described "life
long Republican," gave SI.OOO to
Barack Obama because he said
he was asked by fellow trustee
Karol Mason, an Obama fund
Nine of the 12 trustees have
contributed to Obama's campaign,
a total of 818.500 dollars to date.
“People I respected and have
done things for me" have asked
for money, Fulton said. “Now.
what am I going to do?"
Even giving to opposing sides
in the same race is not unusual.
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