Student Attorney GeneralDefends Honor Court, Ruling in Trinh-Roth Case


I would first like to point out several factual errors and misconceptions about the Student Judicial System found in Brandon Briscoe's Oct. 2 Viewpoints column titled "Students Victimized by Honor Courts Failings."

Mr. Briscoe complains of my lack of neutrality at the open hearing of computer science students Mike Trinh and Brianne Roth, saying that I am "responsible for both prosecuting and defending students." Mr. Briscoe is mistaken about the role of the student attorney general.

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Bye Week Allows Tar Heels to Focus

The North Carolina football team's bye week couldn't have come at a more opportune time. The Tar Heels used last week to get over their 42-28 loss to Georgia Tech on Sept. 30 - a game they should have won. The team got back to basics, working on blocking schemes and line assignments for the majority of last week's practices. UNC focused more on improving its game than worrying about N.C. State, its opponent on Saturday.

Graduate Student Angry That GPSF Social Failed To Live Up to Promises

TO THE EDITOR: Graduate and Professional Student Federation President Thad Woody was "excited to have such a large showing" at the ice cream social the GPSF hosted from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 ("GPSF President Woody Encourages Participation in Future Events" Sept. 28). Imagine how much more excited he would have been had he seen the hundreds of graduate students who came looking for ice cream after he had packed up and left, slightly before 1 p.m. Perhaps if he stayed around to tell people the ice cream had run out, he could be better prepared for the next GPSF social.

Volleyball Continues ACC Streak

The North Carolina volleyball team remained unbeaten in the ACC by picking up two more conference victories during the weekend. UNC went on the road to defeat Maryland on Friday and Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels (16-3, 6-0 in the ACC) nearly saw their streak of conference perfection end against the Cavaliers. UNC dropped the first two sets before rallying to win the final two to take the match 4-15, 15-17, 15-6, 15-12, 15-11. Freshman Nicole Reis recorded a season-high 29 kills and also added 16 digs. Two other Tar Heels also posted double digits in kills.

Developer Sues Town for Delaying Duplexes

An Orange County developer has filed a complaint against Chapel Hill that could cost the town $10,000 or more. Bill Rogers, owner of AM Properties and Dallas Development and Trust, has alleged that town officials delayed construction of 10 duplexes on Nunn Street Extension near Village West Condos. The town could face damages in excess of $10,000 for unconstitutionally delaying construction permits, which officials issued eight months after Roger's request.

Serious Lessons to Be LearnedFrom Honor Court Hearing

The Instrument for Student Judicial Governance is a social contract between the faculty and the student body in which both parties derive significant benefits and accept certain responsibilities. As a faculty member, I must report possible violations of the Honor Code to the Student Attorney General. While I have some discretion in whether I report a case, I am specifically prohibited by the Instrument from acting privately to sanction students I suspect of academic cheating.

Tar Heel Offense Punishes Radford

Amy Tran must have been bored out of her mind. North Carolina's sophomore goalkeeper didn't see a whole lot of action in the UNC field hockey team's 10-0 rout of Radford on Sunday at Henry Stadium. Although she did kick the ball once, Tran wasn't even credited with a save. It took more than 10 minutes for the ball to even come close to Tran in the first half - the UNC defenders passed to each other while setting up their plan of attack.

Locals Stroll for Schools

Thousands of walkers paraded from McCorkle Place on the UNC campus to Lincoln Center on Merritt Mill Road in support of public education. Participants in the fourth annual Walk for Education on Saturday represented each of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as well as Village Charter School, earning money for the school system through donations. "I just think it's wonderful that so many people came out today," said walker and Carrboro Alderman Allen Spalt.

SECC Solicits Workers' Cash

State employees, including UNC workers, are gearing up to open their wallets to charitable organizations across the state. The State Employees Combined Campaign, an annual voluntary fund-raising effort, held its kickoff event for UNC on Wednesday in the Great Hall. Donations will be accepted starting today from 9 a.m. to noon in the basement of South Building and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Health Affairs Bookstore. During Wednesday's event, representatives from the state agencies set up display tables to inform employees about their donating options.

Love Canal ActivistTo Speak

A renowned environmentalist noted for her stand against governmental apathy will offer her advice Tuesday to students interested in tackling environmental issues. Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice and former resident of Love Canal, N.Y., a notorious toxic waste dumping site, will speak at the Student Union at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The speech will be free and open to the public. UNC's Student Environmental Action Coalition first suggested that Gibbs be invited to campus, but the group could not fund the event alone.

Offcials Searching for Suspects in CHHS Violence

While police continue to search for suspects in two acts of violence at a local high school football game, school officials have opened their doors to help students cope with the disaster. Panic swept through a crowd at the Chapel Hill High School homecoming football game Friday night when gunshots were reported at 9:30 p.m. One 12-year-old girl who was sitting in the home bleachers received an abrasive-type wound from an unidentified projectile around that time, almost 30 minutes after halftime, when a separate beating sent one 42-year-old man to the hospital.

NCSU Wins Funds to Study Crop Killers

North Carolina State University recently received a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research that could prevent billions of dollars in damage to U.S. crops. The research will aim primarily at dealing with the genetics of parasites like nematodes and developing environmentally safe control methods to eliminate crop damage. David Bird, N.C. State associate professor of plant pathology, said parasites affect more than 2,000 species of plants.

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<P Nobody gives a damn about the senior class gift. Every year, senior class officers do their best to get their fellow students involved in the process of selecting the gift. And every year, seniors thumb their noses. Just last week the deadline for gift suggestions was extended due to a lack of response. As a senior, I know I should care about leaving behind a symbol that heralds the class of 2001. Some relic that, upon my return to UNC many moons from now, will choke me up and flood me with nostalgia.

Later School Days Proposed

Several parents of East Chapel Hill High School students say they are in favor of a a proposal that would allow school to start at 10:30 a.m. once or twice a month, giving teachers more time to get organized. A public forum Tuesday that focused on the issue included parents on the Student Governance Committee, which comprises faculty, teachers, students and 20 parents of students at the high school. The school's altered scheduling system is part of a three-year plan to improve time management.

Low Pot Prices Attract Long Lines

HILLSBOROUGH - About 800 people gathered in Hillsborough on Saturday morning to wait in line with numbered stickers on their chests. When 8:30 a.m. arrived, the shoppers filed into the Vietri Warehouse Sale, the culmination of waiting all morning for a chance to buy imported Italian handcrafted pottery at discounted prices. The biannual sale allows Vietri the opportunity to sell one-of-a-kind samples, and discounted, overstocked and slightly flawed pieces to fans. But the sale has not always been so big.

UNC Loses Singles Matches, Wins 3rd Place in Doubles

The North Carolina women's tennis team advanced to the singles final rounds for the second weekend in a row. UNC won three singles flights last weekend in the Lady Gamecock Fall Tennis Classic but fell short in all three singles finals on Sunday in the Carolina Classic. In the A singles flight, UNC's Marlene Mejia was defeated by Ansley Cargill from Duke 6-3, 6-3. Sophomore Kate Pinchbeck lost to Hillary Adams of Duke 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in the B singles flight. Representing the C singles flight, Courtney Zalinski fell to Anla Dumitrescu of Virginia Commonwealth 6-3, 6-4.