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CORRECTION
Due to a reporting error,
Thursday’s page 5 article
“Freshman class boasts top-notch
academic record" incorrectly
compares the SAT scores and
racial breakdowns of admitted
students from this year's incom
ing freshman class with those of
enrolled students from last year’s
freshman class.
The average SAT score of admit
ted students for the 2007-08
school year was 1337. It was 1302
for enrolled students. This year's
admitted students are 31 percent
nonwhite, as compared with 30
Percent nonwhite last year. The
Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the
errors.
CITY BRIEFS
Dukes of Hazzard star holds
Franklin Street book signing
Today is Cooter Day in Chapel
Hill, when former Dukes of Hazzard
star and Georgia Congressman Ben
“Cooter" Jones returns to the town
of his alma mater.
The former UNC student will
sign copies of his book. “Redneck
Boy in the Promised Land, the
Confessions of Crazy Cooter,” from
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dead Mule
Club on Franklin Street.
Sixty-six-year-old Jones acted
at the Playmakers Theatre as a
UNC student and was also an
active participant in the civil
rights movement.
Weaver Street Market opens
new Hillsborough location
Weaver Street Market's new
Hillsborough location officially
opens today. It is the cooperative's
fourth location.
The Hillsborough location will
be a full sen-ice grocery store and
"wflTTceep with the cooperative's
policy of serving fresh, local and
organic products.
The first of the cooperative's
locations was the Carrboro store,
which will celebrate its 20th anni
versary Saturday.
STATE BRIEFS
UNC-system employees used
work computers to get pom
Two N.C. Central University
employees and one N.C. State
University employee used univer
sity networks and computers to
download movies, music, games,
software and pornography, accord
ing to a report released by the state
auditor.
All three of the employees
worked in information technology.
Their jobs have been terminated,
according to the auditor's office.
The employees were unnamed
in the auditor's reports.
NCCU Chancellor Charlie Nelms
reported the misuse to UNC
system General Administration,
which then reported it to the State
Auditor's office.
The investigation at NCCU led
auditors to the NCSU employee,
who had once worked at NCCU.
Firefighters face new trouble
in containing N.C. wildfires
Although the wildfire in eastern
North Carolina that has raged for
more than two weeks is now 70
percent contained, firefighters are
now facing anew challenge.
The firefighters now have to
contend with smoldering peat soil,
which has hampered their access
to the wildfire in and around the
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife
Refuge.
The burning peat soil is poten
tially life threatening to firefight
ers.
The fire has burned roughly
41,000 acres (64 square miles) in
three eastern N.C. counties.
Firefighters say it could take
weeks, and possibly a tropical
storm system, to fully douse the
flames.
SPORTS BRIEFS
UNC football recruit arrested
Sunday for selling Percocets
Jared McAdoo, a senior defen
sive lineman at Chapel Hill High
School with a verbal commitment
at North Carolina next year, was
arrested early Sunday for selling
a Schedule II drug, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
McAdoo, a 6-foot-3-inch, 285-
pound senior, is a Chapel Hill
native and verbally committed to
UNC during his junior year.
McAdoo was selling Percocets
at Project Graduation, a post-cer
emony gathering for Chapel Hill
and East Chapel Hill high school
graduates in the UNC Student
Union.
Project Graduation is pegged as
a drug-and-alcohol-free event.
According to The (Raleigh) News
& Observer, McAdoo turned himself
in to police Monday morning and
was released into the custody of his
father, Arche McAdoo. He is sched
uled to appear in court June 27.
From staff and win reports
Jails eye immigration status
Program deports illegal immigrants
BY DEVIN ROONEY
STATE A NATION At EDITOR
North Carolina has a large ille
gal immigrant population, partly
due to the large number of jobs in
the meat and construction indus
tries in the state, and this has led
officials to take action.
An increasing number of coun
ties across the state are partici
pating in what are called 287(g)
programs, which allow sheriff’s
department officials to decrease
the number of illegal immigrants
in county jails.
By about July 1, deputies in
Wake. Cumberland and Henderson
counties plan to begin combing the
jails for foreign-born offenders and
subsequently sort out those who
are in the country illegally.
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ARE YOU READY
FOR SOME FUTBOL?
IP 3 offers exciting environment for soccer fans
BY WILL HARRISON
SENIOR WRITER
It's standing room only at Italian Pizzeria
111 at 3 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon. The
packed booths are overrun with trays of bub
bling pizza, and pitchers of beer arc emptied
almost as quickly as they are refilled.
Awash in jerseys, the crowd has come to
experience some exciting soccer action dur
ing the Euro 2008 tournament.
“We low soccer. This is soccer for the people,
from the people," said Angelo Marrone. who
owns IP3 along with his brother Vincenzo.
A Franklin Street favorite for pizza, pasta
and beer specials. IP3 has become a hangout
UNC BOG elects new leader
Aluma is first
woman to lead
BY BRITTANY MURPHY
STAFF WRITER
The UNC-system Board of
Governors elected Hannah Dawson
Gage as chairwoman on Friday. She
takes office July 1, and she will be the
first woman ever to lead the board.
Before joining the board in 2001,
Gage, 55, worked for many years as
a leader in N.C. higher education.
She was on the UNC-W Board of
Trustees for eight years, part of that
time as the chairwoman, and she is
a native of Fayetteville and a 1975
UNC-Chapel Hill alumna.
“I am thrilled to have a chance
to work with the most talented and
committed board I’ve ever served
on," she said.
Gage admitted that there have
been times when she didn't feel equal
with the leaders she will follow when
she ascends to her new post
“But there is one area where 1 feel
on par with the gentleman and that
SEE BOG ELECTIONS, PAGE 7
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Mecklenburg counties all already
have the 287(g) programs.
The Durham Police Department
has one detective who has training
in investigating immigration sta
tus.
Wake County has placed a pri
ority on the new tactics, hiring 12
deputies to carry out the 287(g)
program, at an annual cost of about
$540,000. The county also saw
$90,000 in start-up costs.
Once the trained deputies
determine immigration statuses
of people accused of crimes, they
can begin the process of deporting
those who are determined to be in
the U.S. illegally.
Ben Balderas, executive director
of El Centro Latino, said there's a
risk it could fracture the relation
ship between the Latino commu
for soccer fans and was recognized by The
Independent Weekly as "The best place to
watch international soccer" in the area.
Marrone said that while IP3 is not specifi
cally marketed toward soccer fans, the res
taurant's sports memorabilia-filled interior
is the result of his love for soccer and UNC
athletics. Marrone said he and his brother
began adding to the decor about eight y ears
ago after noticing that many UNC athletes
and sports fans patronized the restaurant.
"We are big UNC and sports fans. We want
ed (the restaurant) to look good," he said.
And locals have learned that if a soccer
match or UNC athletic event is being broad-
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The UNC-system Board of Governors’ next leader, Hannah Dawson Gage,
thanked well-wishers after her election at the June 13 board meeting.
nity and the police.
“By involving the police, and
there's a risk they'll he deported,
I think there will definitely be a
strain," he said.
Balderas also said that some in
the Latino community might feel
as though they're being racially
profiled in the jails.
“When you look at the pro
gram itself, how would you know
if someone might or might not be
targeted?" he said.
“You won’t get the law enforce
ment agencies or any one person in
287(g) to admit to it, but I think
there's definitely a feeling in the
community."
Law enforcement officials say
that it will free up space in the at
capacity jails in counties with the
program.
Since 2006 statewide, U.S.
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) estimates that
Euro 2008 quarter-finals
Portugal vs. Germany
► 2:45 p.m. Thursday
Croatia vs. Turkey
► 2:45 p.m. Friday
Netherlands vs. Sweden/Russia
► 2:45 p.m. Saturday
Spain vs. Italy
► 2:45 p.m. Sunday
cast, it will be shown on at least one of the
restaurant’s two big screen TVs.
“Italian Pizzeria III: if you watch Italian
SEE IP3, PAGE 7
the 287(g) program has processed
more than 5,300 people for depor
tation.
North Carolina has 300,000
illegal immigrants, according to
Pew Hispanic Center estimates.
Phyllis Stevens, spokeswoman
for the Wake County Sheriff’s
office, said the department is wait
ing for computer equipment to
connect to the U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement system
database.
“Our graduates are ready to go.
it's a matter of dotting our Is, cross
ing our Ts,“ Stevens said
The three Wake County jails
house approximately 1,200
people daily, and Sheriff Donnie
Harrison estimated that about 10
percent of those housed are for
eign-born.
Contact the State C National
Editor at stntdesk (2 unc.edu
Miscommunication
causes blue light delays
UNC, town will
choose 3rd spot
BY SARAH E. F. SMITH
STAFF WRITER
The emergency call boxes and
blue lights slated for installation
in residential neighborhoods by a
May 5 Chapel Hill Town Council
decision might not be in place
before students return to campus
in August.
Under the advisement of Sgt.
Jack Tern from the Chapel Hill
Police Department and Student
Body President J.J. Raynor, the
council voted to place call boxes
and streetlights on the corner of
Mallette Street and Colony Court
as well as at Church Street and
Short Street.
But because of a miscommuni
cation between the town staff and
student government, the installa
tion of the blue lights will begin a
month later than scheduled.
“The town doesn't have a single
point of contact," Raynor said. “No
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008
Plans
draw
active
protest
Residents oppose
redevelopment
BY ANDREW CUMMINGS
STAfF WRITER
Residents of the Glen Lennox
properties of Chapel Hill are peti
tioning the town council in order
to combat plans to redevelop their
neighborhood.
Grubb Properties, which owns
the apartments and homes in Glen
Lennox, has been working on a
plan to take down every existing
building and put in about 900 new
homes, a shopping center, three
parking decks, a hotel and roughly
3.665 parking spaces.
“Goodness gracious, that’s quite
a lot." said Greg Bmsseau. who lives
in the community and is assisting
in protecting the neighborhood.
“We're concerned about how dense
it is. It just doesn't seem right."
“Grubb Properties talks about
putting up a mixed-use village, but
that's what Glen Lennox already is,"
Brusseau said. “You want to take
down a mixed-use village and put
up a mixed-use village?"
A majority of the Glen Lennox
residents have signed a petition ask
ing the town council to grant them
an informational meeting about
a Neighborhood Conservation
District. Brusseau said an NCD is
where people living in a neighbor
hood can decide what they want the
neighborhood to look like.
In order to start the process for an
NCD. 51 percent of residents have to
sign a petition, which Brusseau said
they already have. The council will
decide June 25 w hether to allow the
residents to move forward.
But Brusseau said the effects of
the decision could have dire conse
quences for the town as a whole.
“This is the first time a devel
oper in Chapel Hill is planning to
decompose an existing commu
nity." Brusseau said. "If this sets a
precedent, it could be bad for the
whole town."
Town council member Matt
Czajkowski said that the project
serves as an example of a bigger
issue that the council must decide.
“Part of the source of the
strength for the residents has been
the density and height that has
been proposed. The whole prem
ise of transit-oriented design calls
for high density along the trans
portation corridors." Czajkowski
said.
“The question if Chapel Hill
residents want that density has to
be reexamined. And Glen Lennox
is a catalyst for it."
Brusseau said if development in
Chapel Hill continues at the rate it
is going, the community will lose
the small-town feel that draws so
many people to the area.
“We came here because we aren't
Raleigh, we aren't Cary and we don't
want to turn into that," he said.
Brusseau also said the town
shouldn't develop further due to the
history of the Glen Lennox area.
"The apartments were built for
veterans returning from World War
II to stay in so they could get their
education," Brusseau said. “Then
the surrounding areas sprung up
SEE GLEN LENNOX. PAGE 7
one was feeding us information.’
The proposal for blue lights
included two resolutions by the
council. The council rejected the
first because the McCauley and
Ransom location brought forth
community protests. In the second,
they approved the Mallette and
Church locations, leaving the loca
tion of a third to be determined.
While Ravnor and Terry were
expecting to go before the Historical
District Commission to approve
the other two blue lights in June,
Kumar Neppalli, the Chapel Hill
traffic engineer and the point per
son for this initiative, had planned
to meet with the commission at the
August meeting.
Neppalli said they could not go
before the commission at the June
12 meeting because they had not
received technical engineering
plans from Duke Energy.
Although the location of the
third blue light was a point of con
tention, Neppalli said the Council
supports its implementation.
SEE BLUE LIGHTS, PAGE 7
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