Police Roundup 03/01/01


Tuesday, Feb. 27

A UNC Department of Public Safety employee reported that tools were stolen from the back of a state vehicle that was parked on the third level of Cardinal Parking Deck.

There were about nine tools valued at $170 total.

A resident of Stacy Residence Hall reported harassing phone calls to both himself and his roommate occurring periodically since Feb. 25.

He said the calls occurred during various times of day and night and were possibly generated by a computer modem.


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`3,000 Miles' a Long, Pointless Trip

3,000 Miles to Graceland1 StarAs the title suggests, "3,000 Miles to Graceland" is a long trip. A long, useless, tiring, frantic, stupid trip into the boldly unoriginal mind of director and co-writer Demian Lichtenstein.The movie stars Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner as two casino-robbing Elvis impersonators running from the law and from each other.

Planning for Education

Brace for another round of UNC versus Chapel Hill.The latest chapter in the town-gown drama deals with a proposed town ordinance that would require school board approval for any development project. Last week, a University spokesman voiced opposition to the proposal at the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting.But despite UNC concerns, the town should move forward and pass the ordinance.

Get a Sense of Humor, Clemson

Surprise! Turns out The Daily Tar Heel doesn't serve just our University. Nope, the Clemson University community also reads the DTH. A bunch of angry Tiger fans didn't appreciate me knocking their school last week. A slew of them sent me disgruntled e-mail.And here it is. You've got mail, re: last week's Clemson column. In italics are the best and the (not-so) brightest e-mails I received, with my thoughts interspersed. I've omitted names, but I promise it's their words, verbatim.Dave, What an insightful article/editorial. You are quite the journalistic talent.

Softball Blanks Lady Paladins

Smallball was the name of the game Tuesday afternoon at Finley Field. Bunts, singles and advancing runners were the catalysts to success. Great pitching didn't hurt either as the North Carolina softball team swept a doubleheader against Furman, winning 3-0 and 5-0.Radara McHugh put together a nine-strikeout, seven-inning shutout in the first game. Michael Parrott followed with a seven-strikeout, complete-game shutout.A sacrifice fly, an RBI single and great baserunning accounted for all three runs in the first game.

SEJ Meets With Moeser, Shares Labor Concerns

Representatives from Students for Economic Justice made their way onto Chancellor James Moeser's tight schedule Tuesday to discuss their concerns about UNC's contract with Nike Corp.During the amicable conversation, the representatives broached the topics of the alleged poor working conditions in a Mexican factory, the University's membership with independent monitoring groups and the possibility of adding more stringent standards to UNC's labor code of conduct.SEJ representatives introduced their concerns with a detailed agenda.

Moeser Says Honor Court Needs Serious Discussion

A group of about 60 students, faculty members, and administrators aired concerns and ideas about the Honor Court on Tuesday night, including faculty involvement, communication and the structure of defense and investigative counsels.The forum, organized by the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor, was moderated by Chancellor James Moeser and Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff.Moeser opened the discussion by saying the Honor Court is a great asset to the University but that its role at UNC needed to be evaluated."I think there are some serious questions to be asked abou

Council Might Grant Aid to Eastgate Owner

Voting unanimously against the town manager's recommendation, the Chapel Hill Town Council approved a motion Monday to reconsider helping a property-owning firm finance its flood damage.At the meeting, Town Manager Cal Horton submitted his response to Federal Realty Investment Trust's Jan.

UNC Lucks Out vs. 'Cats

The North Carolina baseball team averaged nearly 7.7 runs and 9.8 hits per game before Tuesday's game with lowly Davidson.So it's no wonder that UNC coach Mike Fox wasn't at all pleased with the Tar Heels 3-2 victory at Boshamer Stadium."We were very, very lucky to win," Fox said. "We just didn't do many good things, especially offensively. We didn't hit too many balls very hard, we popped the ball up and we scored the third run on a fluke."With the scored tied 2-2 in the seventh, Tar Heels Brandon Russell and Chad Prosser occupied the corners.

Grad Students Deserve Duke Tickets as Much as Seniors, Are Real Fans

TO THE EDITOR:In her Feb. 26 column, Kate Hartig bemoans the scalping of Duke tickets by UNC students, saying that this practice keeps deserving students from attending the game. I entirely agree. However, I vehemently disagree with Hartig's assertion that the scalping occurs because graduating graduate students who "couldn't care less about the team or this very special game" sell their tickets. Many graduating graduate students have been here longer than the senior undergrads. We have been to every basketball game for which we could get tickets.

News Agencies Analyze Florida's Uncounted Ballots

A nonprofit research firm recently began to assemble the pieces of the 2000 presidential election puzzle by analyzing the rejected Florida ballots -- even as a preliminary study revealed that the outcome would likely have been unchanged.USA TODAY reported Monday that its joint study with Knight Ridder found that Gore would have received a maximum of just 49 additional votes in Miami-Dade County -- one of the counties in the center of the election controversy.The National Opinion Research Center, an organization affiliated with the University of Chicago, was hired by some of America's lar

School Board Leaders Meet to Discuss Horace Williams Tract

Representatives of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will continue their informative forums about the new development plan when they meet with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials today.Director of the UNC Master Plan Jonathan Howes and other members of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will meet at the Lincoln Center Administration office with Superintendent Neil Pedersen and other school officials to discuss planning the development of the Horace Williams tract.

N.C. Schools Win High Technology Marks

For the second year in a row, N.C. State University has been ranked as one of the top three universities for technology transfer -- a measure of how a university's work benefits the economic and research growth of the surrounding community.N.C.

Search Begins for Social Work Dean

The search for a new dean in the School of Social Work began Tuesday when a committee of University administrators and faculty laid out a plan of action at its first meeting.The search committee was formed after Richard Edwards' decision to resign from the position of dean in January.Chaired by Linda Cronenwett, dean of the School of Nursing, the committee consists of members of the faculty and staff of the School of Social Work, as well as members of the University faculty and staff.The group met Tuesday to determine the status of the search, and Edwards said the committee is not fee

Stem Cell Study Not Immoral, Poses Benefits

Imagine a single avenue of biomedical technology with the promise of treating diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease, even broken bones.Stem cell research has the potential to be that cure-all, but because the source of the cells is tied up with the right to life debate, federal researchers' ability to do promising research is pinned to politics.A poll by Research America reports that 65 percent of Americans support stem cell research by the National Institutes of Health.

Future Unclear for Wolfpack

In the aftermath of his team's 86-66 loss at Virginia on Sunday, North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said he was worried.Worried? With the Tar Heels at 22-4 overall and tied for first place in the ACC?Herb Sendek wishes he had such worries. But Sendek, N.C. State's coach, doesn't get to fret about which region his team will be sent to as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.It will be a minor miracle if his team is even in the tournament."We're very aware of what it would take at this point," Sendek said on Tuesday.

CAA President Saga Ends With Chaney Win

After more than five weeks of campaigning and Board of Elections investigations, the race for Carolina Athletic Association president came to a close in the re-election Tuesday.Reid Chaney was declared the winner against Michael Songer after capturing 1,558 of the 2,994 votes cast, while Songer fell short with 1,366 votes."We're so excited," Chaney said.