NATIONAL-POLTICS


11/1/2000 12:00am

Funding the Vision: For Now, Ends Are Clearer Than Means

As the Master Plan vision for UNC's future finally comes into focus, the monetary sources that will make the multibillion dollar vision a reality are still unclear. "The bulk (of the projects) don't have funding streams attached to them," said Jonathan Howes, director of the Master Plan. Jack Evans, interim vice chancellor for finance and administration, said the nature of the Master Plan makes it impossible to solidify many funding sources. "The Master Plan is probably a 50-year plan," Evans said.


11/1/2000 12:00am

Rowing Camp Extends Sports To Minority Girls

Harboring a love for rowing and a concern for girls' self-esteem, a UNC graduate student has started an outreach program aimed at getting minority girls involved in sports. Carol Hee-Seagle, a graduate student in the Department of Marine Sciences, founded "If You Let Me Row" in 1997 to teach confidence, strength, commitment and teamwork through free rowing lessons. "I've enjoyed rowing, and it can be really good for some people," Hee-Seagle said. "Everything in rowing is so huge - the oars are 16 feet long and the boat is 60 feet long.


11/1/2000 12:00am

P.E. Games, Festivities Await Seawell Students

By Kim Perry Staff Writer With Halloween costumes and music, physical education teachers at Seawell Elementary School are using holiday fun to show students the importance of what is being learned in the classroom. During gym classes from Monday through Wednesday, students participated in Halloween Stations, where they could earn tickets by running laps or long jumping.


11/1/2000 12:00am

Answering Question 1: Why?

The Master Plan looks impressive on paper. New buildings, increased green space and thinned traffic.


11/1/2000 12:00am

Ready for Revelers: Bars, Police Prepare on Franklin

Police and businesses alike prepared for the costumed crowds of partyers to descend upon Franklin Street Halloween night. While most retail shops closed by 6 p.m., some decorated for the festivities. The mannequins in Julian's window display were topped by jack-o-lanterns. Orange balloons floated next to Pepper's Pizza. Restaurants and bars seemed to be the only businesses remaining open. Dick Moore and Gerald Geaddy were getting ready at W.B.

11/1/2000 12:00am

Plan Attempts To Maintain UNC Ambience

For prospective college applicants, a little too much concrete sometimes makes all the difference. Allison Stevens, a freshman from Benson, said she decided to attend UNC after comparing the concrete of N.C. State University's campus with the characteristic trees of UNC. "When I visited N.C. State, it didn't seem to have the friendly atmosphere we have here," Stevens said.


11/1/2000 12:00am

Tar Heels Hold Off Wolfpack Rally

Halloween night started well but later provided the North Carolina volleyball team with a scare. Before the match UNC honored it's three seniors: defensive specialists Liz Feldman and Lisa Fryer and outside hitter Casey Simpson. Then UNC jumped all over rival N.C. State, taking a 2-0 lead in games. But the night turned ugly. UNC quickly lost the lead and was forced into a deciding game five against the Wolfpack. But, like it began, Senior Night ended on a positive note as the Tar Heels beat State 3-2 (15-12, 15- 8, 7-15, 14-16, 15-7).


11/1/2000 12:00am

Fire Sends Two to Hospital, Guts Eight Apartments

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is still investigating the source of a fire that sent two people to UNC Hospitals and severely damaged eight units at the Brookstone Apartment Complex. The fire, which broke out at about 11:07 p.m. on Oct. 31, took over an hour to bring under control. Three Chapel Hill units, one Carrboro unit, one Hillsborough unit and two Durham units worked together to control the blaze. The N.C. Bureau of Investigation is working with the Chapel Hill Fire Marshal to determine the cause of the fire. The investigation could last several days and perhaps longer.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Sullivan Wastes No Time Setting Personal Mark

Molly Sullivan didn't waste any time in the 2000-01 swimming season. In her first home meet of the year, the North Carolina swimmer obliterated her personal best in the 1,650-yard freestyle and continued to tear into UNC's record books. Sullivan scorched the field Saturday at Koury Natatorium in the 1,650 free with a time of 16 minutes, 32.19 seconds.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Bills Pass to Fund Student Groups

Despite a marked shortage of remaining funds, Student Congress managed to allocate a portion of its shrinking coffers to campus groups with little disagreement Monday night. Congress began the session with $9,567.15 in student group funding for the rest of the semester.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Tales of the Tar Heel Undead

There is fright beyond Franklin Street on Halloween, and scares more chilling than midterm exams surround college campuses throughout the state.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Registration Glitches Fixed

As underclassmen prepare to sign up for spring classes, University officials say problems that have plagued registration in previous weeks will not reappear. For the second consecutive weekend, students battled with denied computer access and busy signals as personal identification number confusion and crashing servers delivered new frustrations to student registration. The heavy congestion and higher traffic within the Student Central service is due to the new mandate that all students of the same class can register on the same Saturday.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Students Don Candidate Costumes

Presidential candidates were on campus Monday night, if only in spirit. The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies sponsored a debate in New West Hall between three candidates, portrayed by members of the Young Democrats, the College Republicans and the Tar Heel Libertarians. Each of the students representing a candidate was introduced and then remained in his role throughout the debates. Justin Johnson played Republican candidate George W.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Parker Resurfaces in UNC Backfield

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Willie Parker saw an opportunity Saturday at Virginia and seized it. He grabbed a chance to go back in time, to his happy place - the start of North Carolina's 2000 football season and practice. "Coach told us at the beginning of the game, whoever made plays would stay in the game," the redshirt freshman tailback said. "I tried to make the most of it." Brandon Russell started the game, as always, at tailback, but gained 1 yard on two carries in UNC's opening series. When the Tar Heels got new life on the drive with a UVa.


10/31/2000 12:00am

How Will N.C. Cope if They Don't Pass the Bond?

University advocates who have spoken at length about the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum are relatively speechless about what the state should do if the bond fails a week from today. Voters will decide the fate of the largest bond proposal in state history on Nov. 7. If it passes, the bond will fund capital improvements on the state's public university and community college campuses. Shortly after the N.C.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Case Looks At Finance Reform

About 60 people, including public office seekers previously defeated in elections by opponents with larger campaign chests, crowded into the small courtroom to hear the case, Royal v. State of North Carolina. The coalition, represented by former N.C.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Senior Class President Stands Behind Aquarium, Asks for Student Support

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is written in response to Ashley Stephenson's column entitled "Fish Tank Idea Moronic on Many Levels" that ran in the Oct. 23 edition of The Daily Tar Heel. As we say in the aquarium business, her article just doesn't hold water. Ms. Stephenson begins her critique of the aquarium with the profound statement that she doesn't "like fish;" or "eating them," "smelling them" or "swimming in places where they live." After careful study, I am pleased to inform Ms. Stephenson that the installation of the aquarium will require her to do none of these things.


10/31/2000 12:00am

Flesh, Blood and TalentLie Behind Intangible Plan

All that currently exists of the Master Plan are sterile, technical blueprints mapping out future growth at the University. But behind each of those sketches is a person - a visionary architect, dedicated planner or creative consultant. Here are some of their stories. <b>Jonathan Howes</b> Being hand-picked for jobs by the governor of North Carolina and the chancellor of UNC is an honor most people would love to receive. Jonathan Howes, director of the Master Plan, is one of few people who holds those bragging rights. Howes is a native of Knoxville, Tenn.,


10/31/2000 12:00am

PURSUE Program Helps the University Achieve Diversity

TO THE EDITOR: I want to thank The Daily Tar Heel for commending the PURSUE program ("Granting Opportunity," Oct. 27) for its role in creating opportunities for minorities in graduate programs. I cannot emphasize enough the need for programs such as this. As a recent graduate of this University and as a Native American, I am keenly aware of how under-represented minorities are in higher education, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. I often found myself being not only the sole Native American in my classes, but also the only minority.