VOLUME 116, ISSUE 103
SportS | page 9
DOUBLE THE THRILLS
Two overtimes weren't enough
to settle the score in last
night's match between UNC
and Florida State.
university | page 4
NIGHT OF FRIGHT
A fraternity and sorority
teamed up to host a haunted
house for area children,
providing an evening of
Daylight Savings Time begins
Sunday morning at 2 a.m.
Remember to set your clocks
back one hour.
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BARACK OBAMA WINS
in a mock election of
elementary school students.
will give the December
days left of early and one-stop
voting. For Orange County
locations and times visit
ELECTION DAY: NOV. 4
this day in history
Halloween and UNC's
Homecoming fall on the same
date. More than 32,000 fans
attend the game.
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Fewer police on Franklin tonight
BY THOMAS PEARCE
There will be fewer police
patrolling Franklin Street tonight
than last year.
Police had hoped for more offi
cers to manage the added respon
sibilities associated with the town’s
request to downsize the festivities.
There were 396 officers on duty
last year, said Officer Phil Smith,
Halloween coordinator for the
Chapel Hill Police Department. He
wanted between 425 to 450 officers
to enforce this year’s changes.
But Smith said there will be only
353 officers tonight.
“I’m working with the fewest
The Durham Jaycees' 36th
Annual Haunted House
> Admission: $7
>- When: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
>- Where: Durham Bulls
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
Admission: sl2 at the door
>■ When: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
>- Where: Highway 55 in
A Southern Season Blind
> Admission: sll at the door
> When: 5 p.m.
> Where: 201 S. Estes Drive,
The Carrboro Halloween
> When: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
> Where: Town Commons
The Halloween Pumpkin
> When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
> Where: Fearrington Village
The Hallelujah Festival
> When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
>- Where: Russell Memorial
Christian Methodist Episcopal
Church, 703 S. Alston Ave.,
> When: 8 p.m., Saturday
> Where: Morehead
Planetarium, 250 E. Franklin St
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Bowles says ASG acted too soon
BY OLIVIA BOWLER
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
UNC-system President Erskine
Bowles said that the UNC-system
Association of Student Governments
should not have gotten involved in
tuition discussions as early as it did.
The group, comprised of stu
dent leaders from across the state,
passed a tuition resolution last
weekend, but its results will remain
shelved until early next year.
The ASG, funded by a $1 fee
from every student enrolled in a
UNC-system school, outlined stu
Hansbrough out indefinitely
BY POWELL LATIMER
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
North Carolina’s preseason No.
1 ranking took a Psycho-T-sized hit
Senior forward Tyler
Hansbrough, a three-time first
team All-America, is out indefi
nitely with a stress reaction in his
Hansbrough sat out practice
Thursday and had an MRI, which
revealed the stress reaction.
There is no timetable for
Hansbrough’s return, and coach
Roy Williams will not issue a state
ment until Friday after he has had
a chance to meet with UNC medi
Hansbrough’s injury is the first
to take him off the court in his
UNC career. He has played in all
108 games during his first three
years at Chapel Hill, even playing
SEE HANSBROUGH, PAGE 8
officers I’ve ever had this year,”
Smith said. “With 80,000 people
you can always use more officers,
but that’s as many I can get.”
Public safety fears prompted
the town to implement several
changes to promote a “home
grown” Halloween —a local party
for students and residents.
Cover charges at most bars,
limited parking and shuttle ser
vices and reopening the streets at
midnight all are aimed at reduc
ing the number of partygoers.
Chapel Hill police will account
for 88 of the officers responsible for
enforcing these changes.
The town relies on other police
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celebrations. However, there are some new schedule changes and street closings that may confuse some trick-or-treaters.
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dent-requested percent increases
on tuition for each university at its
monthly meeting last weekend.
The UNC-system Board of
Governors informally requested
ASG’s input following discussion of
a tuition freeze at its October meet
However, in an e-mail Tuesday
to BOG Chairwoman Hannah
Gage, Bowles said he didn’t think
the BOG should have asked for the
ASG’s opinion until after tuition
request numbers had come in from
all the universities.
DTH FILE/DAVID ENARSON
Tyler Hansbrough dunks the ball against Clemson last season. Due to a
stress reaction in his right shin, Hansbrough is out indefinitely.
departments across the state to
provide extra manpower, and
Smith said the town couldn’t bring
in as many officers as usual.
“My understanding is other
departments are having events
in their own hometowns,” former
Chapel Hill Police Chief Gregg
And a reduction in the number
of officers Carrboro will send to
Chapel Hill is contributing to the
lack of manpower.
In the past, Carrboro sent 12
to 14 officer for crowd control,
Carrboro Police Captain Joel
But new policies in response to
“That’s not the way I think busi
ness should be done,” he stated in
the e-mail. “This University has
an orderly process on tuition deci
sions. I’ve worked hard to instill
Multiple attempts to contact
UNC General Administration were
Leroy Lail, chairman of the BOG
budget and finance committee,
said the BOG decided to defer the
October tuition discussions until
individual universities’ task forces
finish gathering material.
Chapel Hill’s changes mean Carrboro
officers have to stay close to home.
“It diverts traffic away from
their carnival and to us,” Booker
said. “Many more people are plan
ning to go into our jurisdiction.”
In Chapel Hill, the impact of
fewer officers likely will be seen in
the number assigned to traffic con
trol, Jarvies said.
“You get smart about where you
assign officers,” Jarvies said. He spec
ulated that the town might use more
barricades and private contractors to
control traffic flow.
The town’s plan to clear Franklin
Street at midnight won’t change
because of the shortage of officers.
“It’s not too soon,” he said of the
ASG resolution. “We decided to
wait until we’d had the opportunity
to evaluate all the data.”
The process will be finished in
February. Bowles will then make
a formal recommendation to the
Lail said the ASG resolution
would still be taken into account
when the BOG starts to deliberate.
“We like to hear from the stu
dents, we really do,” he said.
SEE ASG, PAGE 8
Avett Brothers ready
for Homecoming stage
Show will be
BY SETH WRIGHT
ASSISTANT ARTS EDITOR
Tom Allin knew since this
summer that The Avett Brothers
were going to be this year’s first
But the trio told the Carolina
Union Activities Board president
they would only come on one
condition: The show had to be
Well, they got their wish.
Now Seth and Scott Avett,
along with their stand-up bass
ist Bob Crawford, are set to
take the Memorial Hall stage
Sunday in front of 1,432 UNC
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008
“On average it takes at least 100
officers to clear the street, obvi
ously lower than the 350,” Jarvies
said. He said officers assigned to
outlying areas could be moved to
Franklin at midnight.
The decision not to run park and
ride shuttles also means officers
normally assigned to shuttle stops
will be free to work elsewhere.
Jarvies said he felt confident
Chapel Hill would make it work.
“You always have contingencies
so you don’t get surprised,” he said.
“You play all of this by ear.”
Contact the City Editor
has a life of its own
Senior writer Katy Doll spoke
with former Chapel Hill Police
Chief Gregg Jarvies, a 31-year
veteran of the force who retired
in 2007,about Halloween.
Q: Do you think the changes will
affect the crowd size?
A: I hope for the town's sake and
for public safety officers'sake, the
measures they are considering
reduce the crowd. It has gotten
too crowded and has made for
Q: How will people respond to
the mounted horses?
A: People may want to try to
challenge an officer and they typi
cally don't want to antagonize an
officer on horseback. They have a
tendency to make a point.
Q‘, What about crowd panic?
How can you prevent it, or deal
with it if it breaks out?
A: You can see how tightly
packed people are. When a
fight breaks out and officers are
headed to the area, hundreds
of people surge that way and it
looks like a wave of people. All
it takes is one or two people to
trip on a costume or a curb and
get knocked down, and that puts
them at high levels of risk for
being trampled. ...The most critical
thing is to keep the outbreak from
occurring in the first place.
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The story so far:
Oct. 17: The UNC Board of
Governors met and discussed
a possible tuition freeze.
The Association of Student
Governments was informally asked
to weigh in on the situation.
Oct. 25: At the October ASG
meeting. President Greg Doucette
and campus representatives from
14 of the 17 campuses decided
on student-requested percent
increases for each university.
Oct. 28: UNC-system President
Erskine Bowles says it is too soon
to weigh in on tuition issues with
the individual university task
forces still gathering information.
ATTEND THE CONCERT
Time: 8 p.m. Sunday
Location: Memorial Hall
The Homecoming performance
is a joint effort between CUAB, the
Carolina Athletic Association and
“This weekend feels like such a
homecoming for us as well,” said
Seth Avett, the band’s guitarist.
“We’re excited about doing a show
for the students.”
Allin said The Avett Brothers;
were chosen as the Homecoming
act because of their ability to use
their heartfelt, meaningful songs to
connect with audiences.
SEE AVETTS, PAGE 8