VOLUME 116, ISSUE 57
university | page 4
SPORT CLUBS RECRUIT
Sport clubs draw about 1,600
students every year, but this
year athletes will have to pay
more of their own money to
participate than ever before.
arts | page 7
'TWO MASTERS' REVIEW
The cliche plotline of doomed
marriage, mistaken identity and
the quest for true love is come
dic when mixed with speedy
entrances and witty banter.
Sports | page 12,
LAW OF AVERAGES
UNC-Charlotte plays an
aggressive game against the
Tar Heels in the season opener.
The 5-1 game was tied after
the first half.
online | dailytarheel.com
View photos from UNC's
defeat of UNC-Charlotte.
• Read the federal evaluation of
the state's probation policy.
Read a blog post about
this day in history
The Center for the Study of the
American South was established
with a mission "to encourage
teaching about research on and
sen/ice to the South."
Due to a reporting error,
Thursday’s pg. 1 story'“Tar Heels
take on Beijing” incorrectly
states the score of the 7th place
game in women’s field hockey at
the Olympics. Spain defeated the
United States 3-2. The Daily Tar
Heel apologizes for the error.
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Calls for reform refer to Carson
BY REBECCA PUTTERMAN
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
References to the two men
charged with former Student Body
President Eve Carson’s death appear
in almost every recommendation
from a federal review of the N.C.
N.C. Department of Correction
officials traveled to Washington,
D.C., last week to meet with the
National Institute of Corrections
and discuss future reforms to a
probation system that allowed
offenders Lawrence Lovette and
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UNC students worked Saturday to package meals at Fetzer Gym. The University Million Meal Event, sponsored by Stop Hunger Now, pack
ages meals for students in countries in need. About 4,000 students participated across several campuses, including N.C. State University.
One million meals might seem impos
sible to visualize. But for a Raleigh-based
relief agency and local students, 1 million
meals symbolize a hope to end world hun
UNC, N.C. State University and East
Carolina University hosted the first
University Million Meal Event on Saturday,
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Demario Atwater to slip through
With 35 draft recommendations
for amending state statutes and cor
recting management, training and
communication practices, the final
recommendations are expected to
be released this week.
“Anything within our control
we’ll do in the short term,” said
Robert Guy, director of the Division
of Community Corrections. “Then
we’re going to present a long-term
plan t 0... happen in the next.year
and a half.”
The report recommends chang
es in the state statutes regarding
The NIC stressed the need to
allow forjudges, lawyers and pro
sponsored by Stop Hunger Now.
Each university hosted an event on its
own campus, with UNC’s in Fetzer Gym.
Overall, about 4,000 students packaged
“It feels good to do something for other
people,” UNC junior Liza Rathbun said.
At UNC, about 1,500 students worked
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in three-hour shifts.
Some measured the proper amount of
bation officers to view juvenile
records in order to identify high
risk adult offenders.
Under N.C. statutes, Lovette’s
juvenile record wasn’t public after
he turned 16 and became an adult
in the eyes of the system. When
he was charged with larceny at 16
and convicted in January, he was
treated as a first-tiTne offender.
Durham District Court Judge
Marcia Morey saw Lovette in her
courtroom years before Carson’s
death when she sentenced him to
a juvenile training school.
Morey said that when judges
have access to juveftile records,
they can make better sentencing
“The records are closed for the
food, others packaged and sealed, others
counted and boxed, while additional stu
dents cleaned up messes.
Each shift also featured guest speak
ers from show business, academia and the
Upited Nations’World Food Programme.
Throughout the shifts, students worked
feverishly but managed to keep their morale
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juvenile, so they treat teenagers as
first-time offenders when in fact
they may have a lengthy juvenile
record,” she said.
Lovette likely would have been
labeled a higher-risk offender
when he was tried in January had
his juvenile record been consid
ered as past offenses, according to
the NIC report.
That would have meant more
supervision and frequent meetings
with his probation officer.
“Every day I think, ‘what if?’”
Morey said, adding that teens
often get lost in the court’s switch
from juvenile to adult systems.
And even if the courts had
known Lovette’s juvenile record
and given him a stricter probation
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sentence, it might not have made a
difference, the report suggests.
The report identifies supervi
sion failures by the, probation sys
tem for both Lovette and Atwater.
In the months leading up to
Carson’s death, Lovette’s proba
tion officer failed to meet with him
regularly and had not completed
The review recommends higher
pay, expedited and more thorough
training programs and greater
supervision of probation officers.
“Resources should be raised -r
probation officers, court counsel
ors shouldn’t have to go out and
get a second job to make ends
SEE CORRECTIONS, PAGE 6
sets the bar high
BY BENNETT CAMPBELL
It’s 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and
junior Ben Greene is at the
N.C. Hillel house, stuttering as
he attempts to incorrectly
explain the finer points of
Shabbat, the Jewish observance
of the Sabbath, to his friends.
“Because God rested on the
seventh day, we, um, work extra
hard so that we can build idols
and stuff,” Greene explains.
Greene and his friends
are members of Chapel Hill
Players, or Chips, UNC’s stu
dent improv comedy group.
They’re rehearsing for a show
at Hillel fraught with exclama
tions of “Oy gevalt!” and refer
ences to matzo bread.
It took a while for Greene and
his buddies to get to this point.
In fact, they didn’t make it into
Chips the first time they audi
Even Josh Sharp, the group’s
director, was cut the first time
he tried out.
“I auditioned knowing noth
ing about the group or what
it was,” Sharp said. “I was just
thinking that I maybe wanted
to do comedy stuff, never having
really seen improvised theater.”
But Greene, Sharp and the
SEE CHIPS, PAGE 6
ATTEND THE AUDITIONS
Time: 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. today
Location: Center for Dramatic Art,