North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 116, ISSUE 118
Sports | page 7
UNC women's volleyball came
out on top after a heated
match with Miami for first
place in the conference.
State | page 3
The UNC-system Association of
Student Governments will spend
its last fall meeting on plans to
revamp a program intended to
involve students in lobbying.
city | page 6
Michael Brown, the artist
who painted many of Chapel
Hill's murals, started restoring
"Musical Youth" on West
Franklin Street on Thursday.
photo | page 3
online |
Wilson Library inducts John
Keats' book into collection.
Gender roles are switched
in school opera tonight.
For a team of champions,
it's not all about winning.
this day in history
NOV. 21,1971 ...
Following a dance at the
Student Union, Chapel Hill
resident James Lewis Cates
was killed during a fight in
the Pit.
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police log 2
calendar 2
crossword 4
nation/world 4
sports 7
opinion 8
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UNC police may extend
Plan would send officers to Franklin
The Department of Public Safety
is drafting a plan to extend its juris
diction into downtown Chapel Hill,
which would put more officers on
Franklin Street on weekends.
On Wednesday, DPS Chief of
Police JeffMcCracken and Chapel
Hill police Chief Brian Curran
discussed sharing jurisdiction in
downtown areas of Chapel Hill,
including Franklin and Rosemary
McCracken said this would
increase manpower in busy areas
off campus.
“Right now, if an officer is stand
ing on the University’s northern
most property on campus, looks
across Franklin Street and sees an
assault take place, he has no juris
Senior Day will be
Tate’s first return
to the UNC field
Brandon Tate tries to keep on
the positive side of things. The tom
right ACL and MCL, he rarely lets
it bother him.
But every now and then he lets
his guard down, and the injury’s
effect is clear.
It showed Thursday when Tate
was getting a massage in Kenan
Football Center’s players’ lounge.
While the masseuse gently
worked, she casually reminded Tate
that he will come back “stronger
than he was before” once the rehab
process is complete.
“It don’t seem like that,” Tate
But times like that are few and far
between, and Tate has focused on
doing everything for a full recovery.
More often are the brighter
moments —one being Saturday
against N.C. State, when Tate will
join the rest of UNC’s seniors to
celebrate their final home game as
Tar Heels.
“I know the fans are going to be
going crazy and stuff like that, so I’m
just going to soak all that in,” Tate
said. “I’m real excited. I’ve been
thinking about this all week.”
It’s the allure of getting back
on the field Saturday —and of his
future pro career that have driven
Tate through his rehab. The senior
knows it’s a long road to 100 per
cent, but he does his best to keep a
positive outlook.
“I’m doing fine,” he said. “Getting
better every day. Going into the
training room, busting my tail in
Those morning rehab sessions
are when Tate runs through an
assortment of exercises in order to
regain the strength and explosive
ness in his right knee.
He straps a band to his ankles
Red spray paint mars UNC
Spray-painted phrases such as
“Go Pack,” “we eat rams 4 lunch”
and profanities marred the brick
paths near Rams Head Dining
Hall on Thursday.
The graffiti, presumably painted
by N.C. State University students,
follows years of pranks leading
up to athletic face-offs and met a
mixed response.
“It wasn’t terribly creative,” said
Doug Dibbert, president of the
General Alumni Association, as
he read the markings. “It seems
to me there’s a difference between
vandalism and pranks that are not
destruction of property.”
The UNC Department of Public
Safety was alerted to the incident
around 7 a.m. and is investigat
ing the crime, spokesman Randy
Young said.
Officers patrol campus each
night, but Young said he did not
know what time the painting
might have taken place. Any stu
dents with information should call
public safety at 962-3951.
diction to respond as an officer,
only as a citizen,” he said.
Chapel Hill police have juris
diction on campus, but DPS juris
diction does not extend beyond
University property.
The expansion would not only
give officers the right to respond
to incidents, but would also give
them the benefit of joint opera
tions and training with the Chapel
Hill Police Department.
But McCracken said the biggest
advantage would be extra patrol
ling officers downtown on the
weekends when Franklin Street
is busiest. He said no new officers
would need to be hired.
“This would not be a 24-hour-a
--day kind of thing,” he said. “It would
be targeted to weekend nights
when we know there will be a lot of
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UNC wide receiver Brandon Tate rehabilitates his surgically repaired right knee Thursday, preparing for
the NFL Draft in April. “I've got plenty of time to rehab, so I'm just going to take it one day at a time."
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Red graffiti line the brick walkways near Rams Head Complex on Thursday.
The prank is in preparation for the N.C. State football game Saturday.
UNC Building Services could not
be reached to say how or when the
graffiti will be removed. The paint
remained on the paths Thursday
Early Wednesday morning, 16
Carolina Fever members painted
people in the downtown area.”
This expansion would be a per
manent measure, as opposed to the
mutual aid agreements the depart
ments enter into when a large event
like Halloween occurs.
A mutual aid agreement is a
legal document allowing two police
departments to call on each other
for temporary assistance.
State legislation grants the
University authority to extend
DPS’s jurisdiction into surround
ing areas pending approval by both
the UNC Board of Trustees and the
Chapel Hill Town Council.
McCracken emphasized that
the extension has yet to be final
ized and that he could not specu
late when that would happen. It
was discussed at Wednesday’s
meeting of the Board of IVustees’
university affairs committee.
But McCracken didn’t foresee any
problems with the plan’s passage.
N.C. State’s Free Expression Tunnel
blue which is legal.
In February, the Old Well was
quickly repainted after it was
splashed with red paint the day of a
“l haven’t seen any indication
that there’s any opposition at this
point, so we’ll continue to push
ahead,” he said.
Other universities have used
shared jurisdiction and have said
there were positive results.
The University of Michigan
Department of Public Safety and
the Ann Arbor Police Department
share responsibility for the more
than 40,000 students attending
the university, as well as those liv
ing in the area.
Diane Brown, information offi
cer with Michigan’s DPS, said the
joint effort of the police depart
ments has helped keep the city
running smoothly.
“When something goes terribly
awry, you usually need as many
officers as you can get.”
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Fever to protect Old
Well, begin tradition
Hundreds of Carolina Fever
members will keep an all-night
vigil over the Old Well tonight,
protecting it from potential van
dals on the eve of the UNC-N.C.
State football game.
Fever is hosting the first Old
Well Watch in response to an
incident last year, when red paint
was splashed on the campus icon
before the same matchup. Fever
board members said they hope it
will become a mainstay.
“I think it’s going to be very
exciting,” said Fever co-chair
woman Rachel Penny. “It’s a
way to build a tradition and do
something fun.”
Students will take one-hour
shifts guarding the Old Well
while playing games such as
capture the flag and football.
The rest of die attendees will
enjoy a variety of activities in the
Great Hall of the Student Union.
no talk,
OK hike
BOG to make final
decision next year
Tuition increases moved anoth
er giant step forward Thursday
after being unanimously approved
by the Board of Trustees without
One hurdle remains UNC
system President Erskine Bowles
and the Board of Governors, which
will take up the issue in February.
Though that board has pledged
to especially scrutinize all increase
requests this year, Board of
Trustees Chairman Roger Perry
said UNC-Chapel Hill has a com
pelling case.
“Obviously they need to approve
it,” he said. “What’s most impor
tant to our students long-term
is protecting the quality of their
education. We need these tuition
increases to do that.”
Thursday’s vote ends a three
month campus debate on tuition
that sought to strike a balance
between administrators’ desire
to keep pace with peer institu
tions and considerations of how
increases could affect financially
strained families.
The proposals now go to the
UNC system general adminis
tration. Bowles has the option of
adjusting increase requests before
presenting them to the Board of
“You can be sure I’m going to
look square at it and hard at it,”
said Board of Governors member
Gladys Robinson. “I’m concerned
how the economic situation is
affecting our students.
Rumors have spread that the
Board of Governors could veto any
tuition increases this year because
of the state’s economic troubles.
Bowles said last week that cam
puses would have to adequately
Tuition increases
approved by the
Board of Trustees
In-state undergraduates
Increase: $240
Would bring tuition to: $3,945
Increase: $1,150
Would bring tuition to: $21,753
In-state graduates
Increase: S4OO
Would bring tuition to: $5,413
Out-of-state graduates
Increase: S4OO
Would bring tuition to: $19,811
Time: 9:30 p.rti. io 4 a.m. today
Location: Old Well
The gathering was originally sup
posed to be held in Manning Hall,
but due to overwhelming response
on Thursday the Facebook event
showed more than 660 confirmed
guests the location was changed.
Student Congress allocated
$1,500 to the event at its Wednesday
meeting. Fever also got SI,OOO from
Late Night Carolina, operated by
the Dean of Students office, and the
athletic department is buying pizza.
The event is costing about $2,600
Festivities will begin with a show
ing of the 10 p.m. men’s basketball
game against UC-Santa Barbara,
with free pizza at halftime.
Student a cappella and dance
groups will perform until about

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