VOLUME 116, ISSUE 46
Tar Heels back for the big one
Lawson, others pass on NBA chance
BY RACHEL ULLRICH
Statements released by the
University athletic department on
the UNC men's basketball trio's
return to Chapel Hill had one
thing in common:
These guys want the champi
“1 am looking forward to work
ing toward our goal of winning a
national championship," junior
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
Area lakes offer
BY COURTNEY ROLLER
With temperatures and gas
prices rising, visiting one of the
lakes in the Chapel Hill area can
be an en joyable and economical
option for summer fun.
Jordan Lake. University
Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir
are three popular water recre
ation sites within a 30-minute
drive from campus.
Jordan Lake State Recreation
Area is made up of seven recre
ation sites, including two-day
use sites, which lake spokes
man Charlie Peek said “fill up
very often in the summertime
on the weekends."
Jordan Lake is the largest of
the three and provides a wide
range- of entertainment, includ
ing swimming, boating, fishing
and other outdoor activities,
along with an exhibit hall with
interactive information about
the area's history and culture.
Peek said that Jordan Lake
was built in the mid-1970s
and that it is popular because
it offers a wide range of activi
ties and is accessible to a large
part of the state.
“It's very big with families,”
he said. “There is a lot of fam
ily camping. Then the day-use
areas attract a lot of singles,
high-school and college kids."
Andrea Caruolo, an Apex
resident and mother of two,
said her family usually camps
at Jordan Lake twice a month.
“It’s beautiful, we love to camp
out here," she said.
Caruolo said her family
enjoys several of the activities
the lake has to offer, includ
ing the bike trails and Jet Ski
“It’s fun playing on the Jet
Skis in the water," Caruolo said.
Tar Heels face LSU
in elimination game
BY POWELL LATIMER
OMAHA, NEB. After (lodg
ing a bullet Sunday, North Carolina
will have to play Russian roulette
with LSU s lineup one more time
tonight this time, in an elimina-
5-3 loss to
Fresno State on
June 17. the Tar
Heels have now
the Tar Heels'
first week in
to the losers’
bracket for a rematch with one of
the hottest teams in the nation,
trying to continue their season.
This is the LSU team coming
off a dramatic ninth-inning come-
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Wayne Ellington said.
Sixth-man Danny Green’s
release contained much of the
same, and Ty Lawson, too, “looks
forward to trying to ... win a
A trip to the Final Four in
Detroit has become the expecta
tion for this Tar Heel team, which
boasts not only the three returners,
but also National Player of the Year
Tyler Hansbrough and an alwavs
Local lake hours
► 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
► 565 Farrington Road
Apex, N.C. 27523
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
► 400 Jones Ferry Road
Carrboro, N.C. 27510
► Friday - Monday
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
► Next to Jones Ferry Road
“You get to see parts of the lake
that you don’t see when you're
just camping or lasing on the
For a parking fee of S5, indi
viduals can enjoy an entire day
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at one of
the recreation sites, such as the
Seaforth day-use facility, which
offers swimming and beach
areas, along with a playground
and several picnic stations.
At such a crowded recreation
site. State Ranger Rob Preston
said his main concern is public
safety and making sure people
adhere to the water safety rules
and the no-alcohol policy.
“We want people to come
out here and have a good time,
enjoy the weather, enjoy the
beach area, as well as the camp
ground." Preston said. “We just
ensure their safety."
Jordan Lake is “a low-cost
alternative" for people who can't
afford to buy a membership to a
pool or make frequent trips to
the beach. Peek said.
“It’s a very egalitarian kind
of place and that makes it very
popular," he said.
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WATCH THE GAME
No. 2 North Carolina vs.
No. 7 LSU
Time: 7 p.m. today
back to beat Rice on Tuesday. The
team that came within one home
run of sending their first game
with the Tar Heels into extra
“Yeah, 1 don’t relish facing them
again," coach Mike Fox said with
a laugh (that was more than half
“But were both in the same
boat. I mean, we’ll need to play
SEE ELIMINATION, PAGE 4
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strong supporting cast.
After all, each of the players says
that's what he came back to do.
That’s what the fans expect
they expected it last year.
And it seems that’s what the pun
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Fishing, boating and other lakeside activities are at a summer high at Jordan Lake. The lake is signifi
cantly more full now than this time last year, as drought conditions and water restrictions lessen.
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determine the preseason rankings,
and every ranking every week after
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BUSINESS FOR SERVICE
The owner of Chapel Hill Taxi
donated a portion of his cab
fares to UNC's Carolina
Covenant and CHCCS' Public
will return for
his junior year
last year with
an ankle injury.
this crew. Start printing the tickets
for the 2009 Final Four in Detroit’
writes ESPN.com’s Andy Katz.
“The (NCAA) title was won short-
SEE NBA DRAFT, PAGE 4
State regulations already are strict
BY DEVIN ROONEY
STATE t NATIONAL EDITOR
A bill intended to keep those
with serious mental illness who
are involuntarily committed from
purchasing or possessing guns is
now under consideration by the
The bill is sponsored by N.C.
Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumblerand,
senate majority leader. It passed
a Senate Judiciary Committee by
a vote of 7 to 4 on June 12.
If the bill is approved by the
Senate at large it could further
strengthen state gun control
Gun control advocacy groups
consistently find that North
Carolina has the toughest gun
control laws of most states in the
this day in history
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg,
convicted of conspiring to pass U.S
atomic secrets to the Soviets, are
executed by electric chair at Sing
Sing Prison in New York.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008
Space has many
BY BRIAN AUSTIN
When the University announced
Friday the purchase of the 12-
acre plot where Granville Towers
and University Square stand, it
announced few other intentions
for the space, a void of informa
tion that has been quick to fill.
Some see potential for a park
ing garage. Others imagine stores
continuously lining Franklin Street
where a low wall currently stands.
University officials aren't sure
what they'll do with the $46 mil
lion purchase. say their
focus is on growth and redevelop
ment in the downtown sector.
“I think some of those ques
tions are just a bit premature,"
said University spokesman Mike
McFarland. “It’s not reasonable
that anyone would know the
answer to these questions at this
Town officials say they are opti
mistic. but remain wary of UNC’s
vague redevelopment goals.
“I don’t think there’s any clar
ity as to what the University
plans to do with it." Chapel Hill
Town Council member Matt
Czajkowski said of University-
Square. but added that he trusts
the University to use the propertv
to improve downtown.
‘The question, then, is how
do you somehow use University-
Square and the attributes it has to
broaden the attraction of the rest
of Franklin Street?" he said.
The UNC-Chapel Hill
Foundation bought the property
from the Kenan family, longtime
benefactors of the University.
The foundation will continue to
pay property taxes to the town. In
2007, about $868,279 was paid on
the property, which is across the
street from the planned mixed-use
development for parking Lot 5.
Vice Chancellor for Finance and
Administration Dick Mann said
in a statement that the University
has no plans to remove it from the
town’s tax rolls.
When giving the announce
ment of the University's acquisi
tion, Chancellor James Moeser
acknowledged that part of the
SEE PLANS, PAGE 4
most on the
Rand said he sponsored the bill
because it could make the state a
“I thought that the public
deserved the protection that the
bill would offer," he said.
N.C. Attorney General Roy
Cooper also has been a strong
advocate of preventing the invol
untarily committed from owning
“Stopping those with severe
mental illnesses from having
guns makes sense, and sharing
the information can keep trag
edies like Virginia Tech from
happening in North Carolina,"
Cooper stated in a press release
SEE GUN CONTROL, PAGE 4
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