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ALLEGED CRIME SPREE
Police arrest a Durham man
they believe is responsible for
more than 15 recent Chapel
Hill break-ins. He was armed
at the time of arrest.
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Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools
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UNC-Chapel Hill ranks fourth
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Report. The University of
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Hosting Halloween too costly?
Officials consider cutting back event
BY MAX ROSE
Chapel Hill is trying to downsize
Halloween on Franklin Street.
Town officials have discussed
implementing a curfew, charging
for entrance to Franklin Street,
offering alternate activities and
closing bars early, Mayor Kevin Foy
“The trend is toward larger and
larger crowds; the trend is toward
longer and longer nights, and that’s
a trend that we need to reverse,”
The plans are in the preliminary
phase; a group of town leaders will
meet next week to go into more
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Alex Cato (left), a junior economics major, takes a break to smoke a cigarette with Jason Wood, a junior history major, by the flagpole in
the quad. Beginning Sept. 2, the flagpole is the only central location on campus where students, faculty, staff and visitors can smoke.
Campus smoking-ban violators
now will face fine, court costs
BY ANDREW DUNN
Anyone caught smoking within 100 feet of campus buildings
will soon face a line and a court date.
Beginning Sept. 2, students, faculty, staff and visitors will be
subject to a $25 penalty plus sl2l in court costs for violating
UNO’s smoke-free policy, according to an e-mail from Chancellor
The new rules represent the first enforcement of the original
policy. Before Wednesday’s announcement, people found in viola
tion were only told to put out the cigarette.
But Thorp said administrators had received numerous com
plaints that smokers had been violating the policy enacted Jan. 1.
“The chancellor has decided that this is the best way to com
municate the no-smoking polity,” said Randy Young, spokesman
for the Department of Public Safety.
DPS officers will be responsible for issuing the citations, and
charges will be filed in Orange County court
DPS will cite people caught violating the policy and will inves
tigate complaints they receive, Young said.
Areas near the Health Sciences Library, Student Health Services
and North Medical Drive have been identified as problem spots.
Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs,
said not many complaints have been about students.
Under the initial rules, the student affairs office was notified
of students repeatedly violating the policy.
. "We actually don’t get called on very often,” Crisp said. “We have
had very little problem with students and noncompliance.”
SEE SMOKERS, PAGE 4
Tar Heels take on Beijing
BY DANIEL PRICE
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Athletes spend their entire
lives striving for the top. For
some, that means dreams of the
NBA, the NFL or Major League
But for the majority of world
class athletes, the top is one thing
and one thing only.
Men and women across the
U.S. push themselves beyond all
imaginable limits just to earn
that seemingly unattainable invi
But this year UNC was greedy,
as current and former Tar Heels
took nearly one-third of the spots
on the women’s soccer and field
detail. But Foy said the town will
focus on decreasing the number of
people who come downtown from
“I think the first thing is to make
it clear to people that they’re not
invited,” Foy said. “It’s a local party.”
The Halloween celebration reg
ularly attracts about 80,000 peo
ple and costs more than $200,000
to secure, town spokeswoman
Catherine Lazorko said.
Last year, there were about 20
reported incidents and 18 arrests
in the downtown area late Oct.
31 and early Nov. 1, according to
In past years most discussions
play with the
today for a
‘All the Tar Heels share a
bond that allows us to under
stand and respect each other
because of what we represent,
having worn Carolina blue,”
UNC junior and U.S. women’s
soccer player Tobin Heath said
in an e-mail Aug. 13.
Heath, who stored two goals
and was fourth on the 2007 Thr
centered around how to secure the I
event as opposed to reducing num
bers, Foy said.
He said town officials would like
to restrict both the size and length
of the event this year.
“We want Halloween to be an
event that students and people in
Chapel Hill can continue to enjoy,
but we want to stop it from being
regional or statewide,” he said.
In 2006, Gregg Jarvies, then
Chapel Hill police chief, told the
Chapel Hill Town Council that pre
venting traditional Halloween cel
ebrations would probably require as
many officers as holding the event.
“Either way, hosting it or stop- I
ping it will be difficult,” Jarvies
SEE HALLOWEEN, PAGE 4
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WATCH THE GAME
Time: 9 a.m. today
Location: USA network, NBC soccer
Heels with five assists, is one of
four UNC representatives on the
women’s soccer team.
Those four Tar Heels and the
rest of the U.S. squad play Brazil
in the games’ gold medal match
today at 9 a.m.
In the semifinals against Japan,
2006 alumna Lori Chalupny
scored the game-tying goal in the
44th minute, and 2007 alumna
SEE OLYMPICS, PAGE 4
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UNC students and those from other area colleges fill Franklin Street in
2007. Crowd reduction is one of the goals of the proposed plan.
UNC doesn’t join calls
to lower drinking age
BY ARIEL ZIRULNICK
STATE AND NATIONAL EDITOR
UNC-Chapel Hill has not taken
a position on the drinking age,
though Duke University and about
100 other universities are asking
lawmakers to lower the legal age
They hope that doing so will
discourage binge drinking and
promote more open dialogue on
alcohol use, creating a safer envi
ronment for students.
UNC-system President Erskine
Bowles has said he wants to take a
closer look before taking a stand.
“Until that happens, no campus
will be taking a position on the
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008
State, Orange give
BY ARIEL ZIRULNICK
When the parents of Atlas
Fraley found their son dead on the
floor of their home Aug. 12, they
had no idea that Orange County
Emergency Medical Services had
Orange EMS gives responders
little guidance on whether to noti
fy parents when they treat a minor.
While there is no statewide policy,
prior to treat
ment in non
called 911 at
1:45 p.m. that
day and asked
fluids in order
to treat what
he thought was
he called 911
“My body is hurting all over,”
Fraley told the emergency dis
David and Malinda Fraley, who
returned home at 6:30 p.m., first
learned that EMS treated their son
from a reporter.
“We don’t know yet if they came
out here or what they did, but they
should have called me,” Malinda
Fraley said last week.
Orange County EMS is current
ly investigating the incident
No policy is in place to give first
responders guidance on wheth
er to notify parents in Orange
County before administering care.
Responders determine whether to
proceed with care on a case-by-case
basis, said Capt. Kim Woodward,
Orange EMS operations manager.
“You would use all the tools in
your bag,” she said. "You rely on your
training, you rely on your ethics.”
SEE ATLAS, PAGE 4
issue,” said* Winston Crisp, UNC
CH assistant vice-chancellor for
student affairs, explaining that
Bowles has told universities to
accept general administration’s
authority on this matter.
Supporters of the effort, known
as the Amethyst Initiative, say
that current policy does noth
ing to decrease the prevalence of
unhealthy drinking behavior, espe
cially binge drinking.
“First and foremost the law is the
1aw.... But if our goal is to ensure
the health and safety of our young
people, then what we’re doing right
SEE DRINKING AGE, PAGE 4