VOLUME 116, ISSUE 49
New charges for Carson suspects
Include armed robbery, kidnapping
BY RACHEL ULLRICH
The suspects in Eve Carson’s
death were indicted July “ on sev
eral more charges in the case, but
at least one will have to wait longer
than originally planned to hear his
fate, as Demario James Atwater's
Rule 24 hearing was delayed until
Atwater, 22, and Lawrence
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benefit Carolina for Kibera.The festival spans many local venues for the remainder of this weekend, closing out July 13 at Cat's Cradle.
Music festival features 24 bands at six venues
BY JAMIE WILLIAMS .
As the sweat began to bead on his forehead,
fresh from a hot and humid July morning spent
pushing Users on sleepv-eyed students and over
whelmed C-TOPers, Rusts' Sutton walked into
Cosmic Cantina and ordered a Dos Gquis.
For all the work he has done in, the past few
weeks, he deserved it
As any good business man would, Sutton saw 7 a
hole in the otherwise thriving Chapel Hill music
community, and took it upon himself to fill it
“1 just thought Chapel Hill has all these great
London club to expand ‘football’ in Raleigh
with CASL Elite
BY BENNETT CAMPBELL
Soccer in North Carolina just
got a Petr Cech-sized boost.
The state's renowned Capital
Area Soccer League, based in
Raleigh, just announced a newly
formed partnership with Londons
Chelsea F.C., a club which came
within striking distance of win
ning the Barclays English Premier
League this past season.
The partnership will bring
about coach and player exchanges
in an effort to strengthen Chelsea’s
development program, uncover
American talent and create anew
series of tournaments.
Check out pictures from the town's Fourth
of July festivities at dailytarheel.com.
The Daily Tar Heel attended celebrations at
the N.C. Fairgrounds and at Cary's Regency
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Alvin Lovette, 17, both now face
at least four other counts in
addition to the first-degree mur
der charges issued March 31 in
response to the March 5 shooting
of then-Student Body President
The new indictments include
armed robbery, first-degree kid
napping, larceny and possession
of stolen goods.
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bands, why are there no real festivals?
*lt really just started out as a void that 1
thought needed to be filled."
Originally hatched as Sutton contemplated
a move from Chapel Hill, his brainchild. The
Club Is Open Festival, now consists of six
nights of music, which started Tuesday and
will continue through Sunday, at six different
Chapel Hill venues, featuring 24 bands from
across the Triangle.
“I was planning on moving and thought it
would be cool to have a going away show for
my band, Rat Jackson," he said.
To be tabbed and recognized by
an entity- in your field from across
the pond, where it’s a much bigger
sport than it is here, that gives us
validation about what we do," said
Charlie Slagle, CASL’s CEO.
Negotiations began last
December in Florida at Disney’s
Soccer Showcase, which Chelsea
presented. CASL and Chelsea's
U-16 teams faced off in the final,
where CASL pulled off a remark
able 2-1 upset.
Jay Howell, CASL’s director
of coaching, said representatives
from each side talked directly after
“In our discussions we quickly
broke through the normal talks
about the UJS. and Europe and soc
cer, and we started talking about
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STARTING THE RACE
Barack Obama hired anew
director for his North Carolina
campaign, further marking the
state as a political hotspot this
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Atwater also faces charges of
possession of a weapon of mass
destruction, from possession of a
sawed-off shotgun, and possession
of a firearm by a felon.
And the indictments.list serial
numbers for both the shotgun and
a semi-automatic pistol, imply
ing that Chapel Hill police have
obtained the weapons suspected
to have been used in the murder.
Chapel Hill police would not
confirm that the weapons were in
the department’s possession.
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Paul Clement, Chelsea F.C.'s academy director, instructs players on
CASL's U-16 academy team as part of CASL and Chelsea's partnership.
Though Lovette is suspected to
have wielded the pistol, he cannot
receive felony possession counts
based on charges he received as a
The charges handed down
Monday will increase the maxi
mum sentence for both suspects,
which could include the death pen
alty for of-age Atwater, if Orange
County District Attorney Jim
Woodall chooses to seek it.
SEE INDICTMENTS, PAGE 6
"So, I started making a list of all my favor
ite bands around here who I would want to
play that show, and it turned into about 50
Sutton is a fixture in the Chapel Hill scene,
working as a sound engineer at both Cat’s
Cradle and Local 506. So, suffice it to say, he
knows people in bands.
“I used some of my contacts from the Cradle,
you know, pulled a few strings."
And it worked.
Almost without a hitch, the festival s bill
began to fill up, venues were contacted and
agreed to host the shows, and the promotional
SEE CLUB IS OPEN, PAGE 6
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BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME
Construction on Boshamer
Stadium is set to be completed
by October of next year, so the
Diamond Heels will be back on
campus next season.
A grand jury
laid down four
now is charged
with seven total
set to end terms
BY BRIAN AUSTIN
Five members of the UNC
Board of Trustees will be at the
end of their terms next summer,
a step for which some are already
UNC Trustee Rusty Carter will
relieve himself of his position
as chairman of the University
affairs committee, allowing the
committee to be run by Alston
Gardner, who has been on the
BOT University affairs com
mittee since his appointment in
Other members who will be
leaving include Paul Fulton, Karol
Mason. Nelson Schwab and Don
Stallings, all of whom have been
trustees for the University for
The other four outgoing mem
bers are all expected to keep their
The group of exiting board
members marks the largest group
to do so at once in recent memory,
which could be a significant chal
lenge for new Chancellor Holden
Thorp early in his tenure.
“Even under the best of circum
stances, there will be a learning
curve for at least 50 percent of
the board.’ Carter said, including
the 2009-10 student body presi
dent, who will change when cur
rent President J.J. Raynor leaves
“The good news is the remain
ing members are very strong,
very capable, very committed
State, U.S. leaders
Senator was a
BY DEVIN ROONEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
RALEIGH Former U.S. Sen.
Jesse Helms undoubtedly will be
remembered for his unapologetic
conservatism and his role in build
ing the South into a Republican
But, Helms' family and friends
tell a different story about the
conservative icon. They would
tell you Helms was a sweet and
humble man, attributes that shone
through even on Capitol Hill.
Donna Moyar, an Apex resi
dent, was one of the 1,200 who
attended the July 7 funeral at the
Hayes Barton Baptist Church.
Moyar described Helms as a
leader for the people who never
forgot his small town roots.
“He wasn’t there for the power,
he was there to serve," she said.
She remembered how Helms
twice intervened in her family's
She told the story 7 of how Helms
this day in history
The so-called ’Monkey Trial’
begins with John Thomas Scopes,
a high school science teacher,
accused of teaching evolution in
violation of a Tennessee law.
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2008
► Armed robbery
- first-degree kidnapping
v Felonious larceny
► Possession of stolen goods
. Possession of a firearm by a
► Possession of a weapon of mass
death and destruction
► Armed robbery
*■ first-degree kidnapping
*■ Possession of stolen goods
loving office in
All five will finish their terms of
service to the University at the July
2009 meeting of the UNC Board of
► University affairs committee
► audit and finance committee
► vice chairwoman of the board
► chairman of the chancellor
► vice chairman of the buildings
and grounds committee
people," Carter said. “You have
the footprint of some very strong
Changing the makeup of the
Trustees could spell big differ
ences in the way the disparate
aspects of the University work
The current Board of Trustees
has heavily involved itself further
in University issues, often under
the watchful eye of Carter.
His committee took an active
role in finding funding for the
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who died last
week at 86,
was an icon in
and in the
hand-carried her son's last min
ute application for a passport to
Washington, D.C., from his office
in Raleigh, to ensure that the
youth would be able to travel to
Germany with his parents.
She also said that when her dis
abled daughter graduated from
elementary school in 1995, the
disabled students were asked to sit
in the audience instead of on stage 7
with the rest of the students.
Helms responded to the out
raged 13-page letter Moyar wrote
about the incident by bringing
it to the attention of the U.S.
Department of Education, to the
chagrin ofWake County Schools.
Moyar said she never knew
Helms personally, adding that she
believes his acts were done out of
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