VOLUME 116, ISSUE 60
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A benefit concert Saturday will
raise money to pay for cancer
treatments for Cy Rawls, a
former WXYC DJ and local
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Orange County's July
unemployment rate 5.1
percent is the highest it's
been in 18 years of available
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An after-school program at the
Morehead Planetarium focuses
on green and environmentally
sustainable activities with a
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Plans for a building expansion
of Ackland Art Museum have
been put on hold pending
efforts to raise a $lO million
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Local schools expand program
to create bilingual students.
Greek Alliance Council holds its
first meeting of the year.
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Wednesday night's nomination.
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EMS response time has slowed
Cites N.C. paramedic ‘staffing crisis’
BY BRENDAN BROWN
Orange County Emergency
Medical Services’ response time
has been getting progressively
worse since 2000.
EMS strives to respond to emer
gency calls within 12 minutes, said
Capt. Kim Woodward, operations
manager for the EMS. But county
records show that the number
of times EMS took more than 15
minutes to arrive increased by
about 350 percent from 2000 to
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Junior forward Casey Nogueira of the UNC women's soccer team practices in the rain at Finley Fields on Wednesday afternoon. The team
is now using anew training method borrowed from London's Arsenal Football Club that involves using mannequins as defenders.
Women’s soccer tries
BY JOE MCLEAN
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Anson Dorrance is always prepared to
change his practice tactics.
Even after 19 national championships,
North Carolina’s women’s soccer coach is
open to the idea that someone else might have
a better coaching method than his own.
So after he saw a weakness in his team’s
finishing passes last year during the lowest
scoring season in North Carolina’s history,
Dorrance introduced anew opponent to his
squad in preseason practice: mannequins.
These defenders aren’t just static
Bright yellow silhouettes with shoulders
and a head, they actually bear more resem
blance to a piece of lumber than the shopping
mall prop from which they take their name.
Dorrance is using them to teach his team
to recognize and avoid defensive formations
and make accurate passes to teammates.
“What ends up happening with' manne
quin training is the players see the seams,”
Area tries to attract gay tourism
BY SARAH FRIER
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Chapel Hill was the first town in
the state to include sexual orien
tation as a category of hate crime
law, as well as the first to elect an
openly gay council member.
And now, the Chapel Hill and
Orange County Visitors Bureau is
one of the first to invest in gay and
“The bottom line is that we’re
trying to capture as many tour
ist dollars as we can,” County
Commissioner Mike Nelson said.
“We’re trying to reach out to a seg
ment in the market that has been
underserved in the past”
Although county tourism
has seen 8 percent gains in the
past five years, strategies must
be changed in order to ensure
a promising future, said Laurie
Since 2005 that trend has con
tinued, according to county offi
cials and records.
“We are trying to reduce that,”
EMS has opened an internal
investigation after being criticized
for its handling of a 911 call by a
high school football player earlier
Atlas Fraley, 17, was found
dead when his parents returned
home about five hours after EMS
he said. “They’re trained to play the seams
and play balls between the seams.”
The technique is borrowed from Arsene
Wenger, the manager of London’s Arsenal
Football Club. Dorrance calls him “the best
coach in the world right now” for his team’s
“Their final passing is absolutely exqui
site, and I have a friend that was the assis
tant women’s coach for the Arsenal women,”
he said. “So since she knew I was a Wenger
fan, she would send me e-mails.”
The friend, Emma Hayes, is now the head
coach of a Chicago team in the new Women’s
Professional Soccer league. Hayes tipped
Dorrance off about the mannequin training,
and the coach put it to use in the preseason.
Despite the sophisticated origin, the actu
al drill is fairly simple.
One attacker stands next to the yellow
“defender” while a teammate with the ball,
standing several yards away, attempts to make
a pass over the defense. If done right, the pass
will go beyond the defenders but will be close
enough for the attacker to run the ball down.
Velocity, spin and placement all are impor
tant toohard, and it’ll go out ofbounds; too
soft, and it won’t get to the sprinting attacker.
“It really helps the midfielder kick the
Paolicelli, executive director of
the visitors bureau.
This year, the bureau budgeted
SIO,OOO for marketing to gay, les
bian, bisexual and transgender
identified tourists, and became
members of the International Gay
and Lesbian TVavel Association.
GLBT tourism is a $65 billion
a-year market and growing quick
ly, Paolicelli said.
“It’s because they’re largely
dual-income with no kids, and
also because they like to travel
more than the average person,”
she said. “They also are willing to
pay the higher hotel rates, which
Chapel Hill has.”
But luring the desired demo
graphic may take more than mar
“When I travel, I often look to
see if there’s a gay bar, or if there’s
responded to his call.
Woodward said EMS has been
stretched thin by recent popula
tion growth in the county. Calls for
EMS service increased by about 7
percent from 2000 to 2007.
The average response time of
EMS reached an estimated 10
minutes in 2008, an increase
of almost three minutes since
Five paramedic units and three
or four ambulances are on duty
at any point in time, Woodward
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ball with the right spin and the right speed,”
junior forward Nikki Washington said.
“When you find the seam (in a game), you’ve
seen it a lot so it’s easier.”
In additjon to one-on-one situations, the
mannequins also can be rearranged to illus
trate the weak points in different formations.
The training should lead to better break
aways and scoring opportunities, once players
have more practice hitting the right spots.
By knowing exactly where to kick that last
pass to an offensive player to set up a shot,
Dorrance hopes UNC can take advantage of
its chances and score more efficiently.
“Final passing is one of the hardest things in
soccer to master,” senior Yael Averbuch said.
UNC’s offensive passing worked wonders in
last week’s 5-1 rout of UNC-Charlotte, so North
Carolina now hopes to recreate that scoring
success against its first ranked opponents.
The Tar Heels will put their new skills to
the test this weekend in Texas against No. 13
Texas A&M and No. 14 Tennessee.
“We still have a lot of work and a lot of
improvement to go,” Averbuch said, “but I do
think it’s proving beneficial already.”
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a GLBT community center,” and
Orange County has neither, said
Thylor Brown, former co-chairman
of the GLBT-Straight Alliance.
“The GLBT night life is fairly
There are two prominent
GLBT events in Chapel Hill —a
coffee night at Caffe Driade on
Wednesdays and Stir, a dance
party at East End Martini Bar on
Sundays, which Brown hosts.
“It would be difficult to target
the GLBT community as a tourist
market without having a stron
ger, more visible gay community,”
Even so, Nelson said he
expects that Chapel Hill’s cui
sine, Hillsborough’s history and
Carrboro’s quirkirtess will draw
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Emergency response times increase
Since 2000, Emergency Medical Services is responding to more emergency
calls in 15 minutes or longer. The goal is to arrive in 12 minutes or less.
1000 EMS calls responded
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600 EMS calls responded
to after 10 minutes
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Jason Cross, of Durham, right, and David-Aidan Mackey, a UNC senior,
enjoy coffee and conversation at Caffe Driade on Wednesday.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2008
BY ANDREW DUNN
The Daily Tar Heel was shut out
of a meeting between University
administrators, deans and town
leaders Wednesday based on a
nonbinding agreement unchal
lenged in 12 years.
The legal basis for closing
never has been
a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Th e r-y
Bemadette'Gray-Little, vice chan
cellors, deans and department
heads met to discuss policies
related to faculty tenure and fac
ulty and student recruitment.
Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton
and Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy
joined them in the afternoon to
discuss ways to encourage eco
nomic development in the towns.
Daily Tar Heel reporters attempt
ed to cover the meetings because
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Definition of a
According to state law, all meet
ings of a public body are open.
A public body means any elected
or appointed authority, board,
commission, committee, council
or other body of the state that
► Is composed of two or more
► Exercises or is authorized to
exercise a legislative, policy-mak
ing, quasi-judicial, administrative
or advisory function.
A public body does not include:
► A meeting solely among the
professional staff of a public
► The medical staff of a public
Source: N.C. General Statute