VOLUME 116, ISSUE 117
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UNC Athletics announced
Wednesday that freshman
forward Tyler Zeller broke
his left wrist in the No. 1 Tar
Heels' 77-58 win against
Kentucky. He most likely will
miss the rest of the season.
Zeller had surgery to repair the
fractured left radius and ulna at
UNC Hospitals. The release said
the surgery was a success.
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The third annual Carrboro Film
Festival will feature 20-minute
films by local directors.
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'VERY HOT CASE'
The N.C. Highway Patrol
investigation continues into
the Sunday hit-and-run death
of Chapel Hill High School
football player Rodney Torain.
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Judd "lost cool points"
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BACK COUNTY CRIMES
An empty mill will be the
backdrop of grisly play.
this day in history
Frank Porter Graham gives the
keynote address at the first
Southern Conference for Human
Welfare in Birmingham, Ala.
Conservatives object saying the
integration and communism.
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Trustees push tuition increases
BY ANDREW DUNN
T\iition increase proposals passed
through a Board of Ttustees com
mittee Wednesday with little dis
cussion. The proposals are set to be
voted on by the fiill board today.
The proposals have so far seen
widespread support from admin
istrators, trustees and the group of
students invited by student govern
ment to present at Wednesday’s
“It’s pain, but it’s addictive pain.”
HOLDING HIS OWN
"This is my twin
sister. She goes to
East Carolina she's
always talking junk to
me about football."
"Like father, like son"
"My dad didn't
finish college because
he dropped out because
of grades and all that
stuff. That's kind of a
reminder that you're in
college for a reason."
BY MIKE EHRLICH sportsaturday editor
Everything about Ryan Houston is
meant to intimidate.
His size, at 6 feet, 2 inches, 245
pounds, is imposing. His powerful,
bulldozing running style is threatening.
And, yes, even his 26 tattoos are meant to
“I think it causes fear for other people,” Houston
says. “They’re like, ‘Look at that dude, he’s a
sophomore, and he’s got all these tattoos.’”
But Houston, who leads UNC with seven rush
ing touchdowns, uses his many tattoos for more
than just scaring would-be tacklers he also
honors family members and motivates himself
on and off the field.
Fever gets revenge, legally
BY MATTHEW PRICE
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Sixteen Carolina Fever mem
bers crept into the N.C. State
University free expression tunnel
early Wednesday morning and
painted it Carolina blue.
“We got all the walls, the ceiling,
the railings, everything,” said Tyler
Singleton, chairman of Carolina
Fever’s game day affairs commit
tee, who organized the painting.
“We took up half the wall painting
just ‘Courtesy of Carolina Fever.”
Singleton said painting the tun
nel three days before the kickoff
of the football game between the
SEE TUNNEL, PAGE 5
@DTH ONLINE: Ride along with
Carolina Fever directors to the
N.C. State campus tunnel.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
audit and finance committee.
With Board of Trustees
Chairman Roger Perry and finance
committee Chairman Paul Fulton
on board, they are likely to take
another step forward in today’s
If implemented, in-state under
graduate tuition would increase
$240, to $3,945. That is the larg
est increase possible per Board of
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Sam Pompei (left) and Richard Brooke paint the N.C. State University
free expression tunnel Carolina blue leading up to the football game.
tuition would increase $1,150, to
Graduate student tuition would
go up S4OO, raising the in-state
rate to $5,413 and the out-of-state
rate to $19,811.
The outcome of Wednesday’s
committee vote was really never in
doubt Only two trustees on the four
member body heard the presenta
tion, which was given by Provost
Houston began getting ink when he was 15
years old. And with each new tattoo, anew idea
was spawned for more body art.
A tattoo was even bom out of discouragement
for the habit.
“My mom said, “You’re getting too many tattoos,’”
Houston says, pointing to a name on his right wrist.
“So I got one of her name, Kim, here.”
The ink multiplied, and Houston now has
shrines and reminders all over his body.
A glance at his left shoulder reminds Houston
to “hold my own.” And it only takes a look farther
down his arm to see that he is an “MOB” —a man
Other tattoos honor Houston’s family members
both of his parents, two sisters and a grandmother.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
Bernadette Gray-Little and backed
by Chancellor Holden Thorp.
Both of them John Ellison and
Paul Fulton had already pledged
their support for Thorp’s proposals.
Ellison also served on the tuition
and fee advisory subcommittee,
which crafted them.
“I think you’ve reached a very
reasonable solution and I salute
you for it,” Fulton said to Ellison.
Trustee Karol Mason, who
The sophomore says he doesn’t think all of his
body art will limit any potential opportunities in
“Hopefully, football’s going to be my job,” he says.
“If I don’t make it, I’ll just go to a corporation with
long sleeves and a collared shirt.”
And even though Houston put the tattoos on
hold for football season, he plans to continue
getting more in January.
Just don’t ask what he has in store next.
“I’m getting my whole back done,” he says. “But
I don’t like to tell people what tattoos I’m going to
get, because then I don’t get them if I tell people.
“I’m going to keep it a surprise.”
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County, UNC likely to
spar over new airport
BY EVAN ROSE
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Orange County commissioners
are worried UNC’s planning for a
new airport leaves them on the side
lines. They’re scared this also means
no room for residents’ input
But now they’re reasserting
their control over the future of the
Commissioners took bold
steps Tuesday to ensure that the
University can’t build the airport
wherever it wants.
They moved to eliminate incon
sistencies that would allow UNC
to develop an airport without
coming to the board for special
indicated her desire for larger
increases earlier this year, missed
the presentation and questions
but voted to approve the proposal
at Wednesday’s audit and finance
Student Body Vice President
Todd Dalrymple led a group of
five students who told trustees how
tuition increases affect them.
SEE TUITION, PAGE 5
"King of the gridiron"
"The next day at school
I wore a jersey with
no shirt underneath to
show off my tattoo. I'm
in ,10th grade with a
tattoo —what's up, 15
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"This one's just a
reminder that I got to
get to the NFL and
Getting this permission means
years of applications, traffic and
neighboring land impact studies,
and ultimately, the possibility of
“It’s an elaborate process,”
Orange County Planning Director
Craig Benedict said. “The county
has a very strong land-use plan.”
That’s the plan the county reaf
firmed Tuesday by asking planning
board members to look into local
regulations for what type of build
ings can go where.
They also adopted a 25-year
plan that lists protecting residents
SEE AIRPORT, PAGE 5