VOLUME 116, ISSUE 45
Newly-announced Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke
on the national economy Monday at the N.C. Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
Moeser looks at
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looks toward future
BY BRIAN AUSTIN
As Chancellor James Moeser’s
term winds to a close, he is
afforded the luxury of hindsight,
and the benefit of experience as
Chancellor-elect Holden Thorp
prepares to step into the office.
Though Thorp was unavailable
for comment, Moeser discussed
his position and the opportunities
and the most pressing challenges
that could lie ahead for Thorp.
A strong team in place
When he first arrived on campus,
Moeser was met with a world of
problems. Campus buildings were
in disrepair and there was a legis
lative battle over the N'.C. Higher
Education Bond. But these prob
lems paled in comparison to the
dozen or so administrative vacan
cies that left holes to be filled.
"I think there were something
like 10 vacant deans’ offices,"
Moeser said, further noting more
vacant positions at the offices of
provost and vice chancellor for
finance. “There was a lot of work
to be done to build a leadership
team, so that was huge."
Thorp's administration looks to
lx- remaining in place for the most
filed in fire death
BY ANDREW CUMMINGS
An ()range Counts man is suing
the property owners and manager
of the Carrboro apartment where
his mother diet! in a fire Sept. 30.
He claims in the lawsuit that his
mother's death "was a direct and
proximate result of the negligence"
of the landlord.
Juan Arango is the adminis
trator of the estate of his mother.
Gloria Inez Suarez. She died when
her apartment complex caught fire
and spread quickly, killing her and
injuring two other residents who
jumped from the building.
Arango claims in the lawsuit
that if the building had been
maintained properly by Colonial
Properties Trust and its property
manager. Renee Schumacher, the
fin- would not have spread as rap
idly. allowing residents more time
to escape safely. The lawsuit also
said that if the smoke detectors
had been working properly, they
would have alerted the residents
His attorney, Mark McGrath,
said that the building failed
inspection by the Carrboro Fire
Department on Jan. 4, 2007, and
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will step down
from his post
as UNC's ninth
part, though Moeser was quick
to point out the value in having
administrators that are attractive,
even to competing institutions.
“That's just the natural rhythm
of an institution," he said. “When
our highest level people get pro
motions and go to be presidents
or senior officers at other places,
that's actually a compliment.”
Furthermore. Thorp had been
holding meetings with upper-level
administrators before* leaving for a
family vacation Wednesday.
Globalization and sciences
Moeser also worked to move the
University beyond the confines of
Chapel Hill and of North Carolina,
focusing instead on expanding
UNC’s mission to include global
recognition and perspective.
One of the challenges for Thorp
will be to capitalize on UNC's
“Right now UNC is not really a
well-recognized global brand, as
some other American universities
SEE MOESER. PAGE 4
“You can only ask
It is hard to put
a value on a life,
MARK MCGRATH, ATTORNEY
that the landlord failed to correct
More importantly, he said, the
smoke alarms didn't go oft’ and
residents weren't alerted until it
was too late.
“The smoke alarms didn’t func
tion," McGrath said. "We talked to
a bunch of the residents over there
and none of them recall hearing
But Deputy Fire Chief Trey
Mayo of the Carrboro Fire
Department said fire alarms were
heard by some.
“Some of the residents reported
hearing their smoke alarms go
off," he said. "1 don’t know for sure
how many went off, but some did
report hearing them."
SEE LAWSUIT, PAGE 4
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RUNNING THE BOARD
The UNC Board of Governors
will meet Thursday to hear a
report on UNC Tomorrow and
will elect anew chairman at a
Obama stumps in Raleigh
Troubled economy highlights speech
BY ANIKA ANAND
RALEIGH As he took the
stage on Monday at the N.C. State
Fairgrounds, Baraek Obama was
met with an explosion of applause
and standing ovations.
It was Obama's first appearance
in North Carolina since the pri
mary. and he took the opportunity
to focus specifically on the issues,
a tactic which many experts expect
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With the win against Coastal Carolina in the super regionals in Cary, the Tar Heels became only the second school in ACC history to reach three
straight College World Series, along with Florida State. UNC routed Coastal 14-4 Sunday to bring its super regional record to 4-1 since 2006.
Tar Heels headed to CWS for third straight year
BY MIKE EHRLICH
Whoever coined the term “there's no crying
in baseball" would have hated the ninth inning
of North Carolina's super regional clincher
There were curtain calls and standing O's,
on-field hugs and dogpiles. Chad Flack even
admitted nearly shedding a tear.
The Tar Heels had beaten (read: whupped)
Coastal Carolina twice in a row to advance to
their third straight College World Series.
The emotion spilled over to the postgame
news conference, as the Tar Heels brimmed
with enthusiasm about getting back to the mid-
Draft deadline looming for UNC hoopsters
BY RACHEL ULLRICH
With only two days before the
entrance deadline for the NBA
Draft, the Tar Heel trio “testing the
waters" still haven’t jumped in.
TV Lawson. Wayne Ellington and
Danny Green all attended the NBA
pre-draft camp in Orlando and have
worked out with numerous NBA
teams in the past several weeks.
But none has been guaranteed
a pick yet, and the question still
remains in Chapel Hill: Will they,
or won't they?
“All three could conceivably
go in the first round," said Marty
Blake, director of scouting for the
to continue in his campaign against
presumptive Republican nominee
His speech marked the beginning
of a two-week national tour titled
“Change That Works for You."
Although Gov. Mike Easley orig
inally endorsed Hillary Clinton,
when he introduced Obama, he
said. “I know I'm late, but I am on
“Id rather be a bum in the box-
die of America, the homeland of juicy steaks
and college baseball s biggest stage.
“It's a special day for our program, especially
our six seniors," UNC coach Mike Fox said.
“It never gets old." Rob Wooten added.
“It’s a great feeling," Tim Federowicz said.
Insert generic “happy to be here" quote here.
The first two rounds are ancient history, and
simply getting back to Omaha isn't enough for
this team. What lies ahead is the good stuff.
Coastal Carolina was a good ballclub. but
you can't get to Omaha with the lack of starting
pitching and the inability to play defense that
the inexperienced Chanticleers demonstrated
NBA. “They are all very impressive
candidates. But there is a big dif
ference between the NBA and col
Lawson, thought to be the top can
didate from Tar Heel stock, worked
out this week with the Washington
Wizards and the Denver Nuggets,
the latter of which is expected by
many to draft the point guard.
But Law-son’s future was left
unclear following a now -infamous
police report filed Friday morning.
Law-son was charged with
drinking and driving he report
edly blew a .03 but is underage —a
noise violation and driving with a
suspended or revoked license.
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Many University workers are
asking the Employee Forum
for help in finding solutions for
high commuting costs due to
the rising price of gas.
car on the Obama train than on the
front of the bus with John McCain,"
Easley pointed out that milk
and gasoline are roughly the same
price per gallon, setting the stage
for Obama's speech on America’s
The event was only open to cam
paign staff, advocacy groups and the
press, and 1.500 were present.
Luke Lanier, a student at Emory
and Henry College in Virginia stood
outside selling political buttons hop
ing to get a chance to go inside.
Ai Watch footage from the super regionals
|[pi and hear The DTH's take on UNC's chances.
More baseball coverage from the super
regional series against Coastal Carolina.
this weekend. But UNC won’t face any more
Coastal Carol inas.
And there is no detracting from the kind of
seasons that Mount St Mary's, UNC-Wilmington
and FJon had. either. But the Cary regional was
little more than a speed bump on North Carolina's
SEE OMAHA, PAGE 4
'There is a big difference between the
NBA and college basketball."
MARTY BLAKE, NBA DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING
“I talked to a number of people
last week and told them that 1 didn’t
think Lawson's arrest would hurt
him." Blake said. “But 1 didn't know
he was driving without a license.
That might change things."
Lawson is convinced his arrest
won't hurt his chances, and. though
he could not be reached for com
ment by The Daily Tar Heel, he was
quoted in Denver as reporting the
arrest to be “unjustified" because of
this day in history
Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J.
Simpson's ex-wife, and her friend
Ron Goldman are brutally stabbed
to death. Car chases and trials with
gloves and bloody shoes to follow.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008
The race for
mer job, Lanier
works for a
Web site trailing
“Hillary is brilliant and articulates
her message well. She is more precise
and descriptive than Obama." he said.
"But, Obama is a better orator. He
knows how to get the crowd excited,"
SEE OBAMA. PAGE 4
the noise violation claims.
Lawson worked out in Denver
on June 10. said Nuggets media
relations assistant Tim Gelt along
with the likes of Xavier graduate
Stanley Burrell, another point
guard and last year's Atlantic-10
Defensive Player of the Year.
And there, at least Lawson tried
to keep his focus on basketball.
SEE NBA DRAFT, PAGE 4
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