Friday, November 9, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
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By Jessica New
After more than nine months inan Argentine prison, UNC physicsprofessor Paul Frampton has beenreleased and placed on house arrestfor health reasons.Frampton is staying at an oldfriend’s Buenos Aires apartment ashe awaits his upcoming trial, saidUNC mathematics professor Mark Williams, who is leading support forFrampton at UNC. Argentine police arrestedFrampton at a Buenos Aires airportin January after two kilograms of cocaine were found in his suitcase.Frampton has maintained his
Frampton has been placedon house arrest due to amedical condition.
By Caroline Hudson
Perched under a tree with guitar inhand, Shawn Radcliffe strums his guitarfor passing pedestrians.He can frequently be found outsideSpanky’s Restaurant and Bar on EastFranklin Street.“It’s a good spot to perform,” he saidearlier this week while playing elsewhereon Franklin Street.Radcliffe, a Durham TechnicalCommunity College student and ChapelHill resident, plays for about three or fourdays a week for several hours each day.He said he started playing to makemoney to pay his rent — and he hasrecently also been saving up to buy thepopular video game Halo 4.But Radcliffe said his passion for musicis the real driver behind his performing. At first he said performing was nerve- wracking, but he has gotten used topeople.“I love music,” he said. “I want a job inmusic.”Radcliffe said he writes his own songs, but he also performs more famous pieces.He said he is living with friends inChapel Hill and hopes to transfer to UNCin the near future.Radcliffe said he would prefer to havea steady, part-time job to make moremoney, but he said he would still performon days off.On his very first night as a street per-former, he earned $7. But he said thereare good nights and bad nights.“It varies from night to night,” he said.“(The money) compensates for the hard work.”Reactions to his playing run the gamut.Radcliffe said he once had a man tell him,“You suck, get over it.” That same night,another man gave him $20.Chapel Hill students say they are sup-portive of street performers like Radcliffe.Laura Pianowski, a UNC senior, saidshe enjoys listening to performers onFranklin Street.“I like them,” she said. “It adds aninteresting cultural aspect.”Emran Huda, a UNC graduate stu-dent, said the university atmosphere isa good place for performers to expressthemselves.“This is one of the few places for freedomof expression,” Huda said, although he saidhe doesn’t like offensive performances.Radcliffe said he likes performing onFranklin Street because Chapel Hill is a change from the Durham area where heattends school.“I like the way the buildings look,” hesaid.
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Chapel Hill resident Shawn Radcliffe plays the guitar on Franklin Street on Monday. He was playing to raise money to buy a copy of Halo 4.
By Nicole Comparato
In a small lounge on thesouth concourse of KenanStadium, perfectly framed teampictures clad a dark wood pan-eled room to represent the tra-dition of UNC football.In these photos are a centu-ry’s worth of UNC football play-ers, and at halftime on gamedays, the lounge floods withCarolina Football Lettermen, who gather to share memoriesand reminisce over a hot dog.“What I love about it is youknow it is a brotherhood,” saidDon McCauley, a former tail- back from the late 1960s andearly ’70s who went on to play 11 years in the NFL.“We all represented and worethat uniform that makes you soproud.”The Carolina FootballLettermen’s Association wascreated in the late 1980s underformer head coach Mack Brown, who wished to unify themany eras of Tar Heel football.Today, McCauley said thereare about 1,200 lettermen thatrepresent that tradition, but it’sabout more than former playersgetting together at a game.McCauley, who also servesas head of football projects andlettermen relations for the Ram’sClub, said meeting at the CharlieJustice Football lettermen’slounge during halftime is justone aspect of keeping the broth-erhood together.“Whether you were first team All-American or third teamtackle, it makes no difference —this group is in this together.”Mel Lewis, who was a trainer when he was a student with theteam from 1965 to 1969, now manages the nicknamed “ChooChoo” lounge, and knows whatit takes to become a letterman.“You’ve got to earn it,” he saidabout the coveted lettermen’s jacket. “It’d be like a girl buyinga tiara for winning a beauty con-test — no, you have to earn it.”Lewis said that the headcoach typically decides wholetters on a team each year, butusually it corresponds to play-ing time and impact.One change that Lewis andMcCauley have made is work-ing to bond all former players,even if they didn’t letter.“There’s always been rulesand standards, it used to driveme nuts,” McCauley said.“Saturday is when you get all
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Next week, congress will hear a bill tocut the vice president’s stipend.
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innocence while supporters have setup a website, helppaulframpton.org. After Frampton’s first requestfor house arrest was denied whena medical exam showed his condi-tion could be treated in prison, heappealed for a second medical exam.His efforts stalled until he wasable to, for the first time sincehis arrest, hire a family of privatelawyers with funds from friends inBuenos Aires, Williams said.Once he had a private lawyer, Williams said Frampton was able toget a second medical exam in mid-October, which diagnosed Frampton with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Now that Frampton is on housearrest, he is able to perform more of his duties, Williams said.“Paul’s in much better circum-stances now,” Williams said. “He canSkype, he has email, he can easily interact with the outside world now.” Williams said UNC administra-tion, which suspended Frampton’spay in March, has been notified of the change. He said Frampton hasthe ability to participate in faculty meetings via Skype or speaker phone. Williams said Executive ViceChancellor and Provost BruceCarney and Chancellor HoldenThorp have been unreceptive toFrampton’s appeals.Both Carney and Thorp declinedto comment.“No matter how many times youtell them he’s published papers,advised students, participated fortwo hours by speaker phone in hisgrievance hearing, the only response you get is, ‘He can’t perform hisduties, therefore we won’t fundhim.’ This is a blatant falsehood,” Williams said. Williams said the University has no legal basis for suspendingFrampton’s pay.“There is no policy in the entirecode that allows administration toput a tenured faculty member onunpaid personal leave against hisobjection without notice.” At issue is Section 603 of the UNCsystem’s code, which outlines stan-dard due processes for discharges orsanctions against tenured faculty.The code states that a faculty member might be discharged for a “neglect of duty, including sustainedfailure to meet assigned classes orto perform other significant profes-sional obligations.”The UNC faculty grievance com-mittee heard Frampton’s case andreached a decision on Sept. 26 that Williams said was “highly favorable.”But Williams said both Carney and then Thorp rejected the com-mittee’s proposals.Committee chairwoman JillMoore declined to comment on any specific grievance, but said that inany case, after the chancellor’s deci-sion, appeals would go to the UNCBoard of Trustees — a move Williamssaid Frampton plans on taking.In a letter to Thorp provided toThe Daily Tar Heel by Williams, heargues the UNC administration isafraid of criticism for paying a pro-fessor in prison.“Instead of doing the right thing, you did the safe thing for yourself,”he said in the letter.
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By Lauren Gil
Students considering whether to apply for stu-dent body vice president next year might need tocheck the size of their wallets first.The rules and judiciary committee of StudentCongress passed a bill Wednesday that could elimi-nate the student body vice president’s $200 month-ly stipend. The bill will be heard by the full StudentCongress next week.But the student government executive board is worried that if the stipend is cut, the position will be less accessible to students who need an incometo support themselves through college. At several other universities in the state, student body representatives are also provided with sti-pends — and the question of stipend amounts is a point of discussion across the board.N.C. State University Student Body President Andy Walsh has a stipend of $4,650. He said stipends haveincreased slightly, but they remain “a touchy subject”that prompts officers to freely voice their opinions. Walsh said he has cut back hours at his paid intern-ship to devote more time to student government.“If you average it out and put in my time cards, I would be getting paid around 80 cents an hour —that’s ludicrous, but it doesn’t matter,” Walsh said.“I’m happy doing my job regardless of the stipend.”Jake Cox, student body president at AppalachianState University, said the president and vice presi-dent at ASU receive higher stipends than the otherexecutive officers. He said stipends are necessary forstudent government to operate.“It’s not so much about the payment, but more asa thank you to every worker who puts in those 25 to30 hours of work in a given week,” he said.UNC Student Body President Will Leimenstoll, who receives financial aid, said balancing a job anda position on the executive board is difficult.“I would not have run for office and would nothave been able to put the burden on my family,” hesaid. “I’ve had a job every other semester at Carolina.”“I think it would significantly undermine accessof these positions and undermine the ability of stu-dent government to represent students at Carolina.”Leimenstoll said the vice president serves as a great asset to student government, making it neces-sary for the position to be paid.UNC’s student body president and treasurer alsoreceive stipends. They must perform their dutiesthrough the summer.The vice president shares multiple responsibili-ties with the president, such as sitting in on meet-ings and making external appointments.Peter McClelland, vice chairman of the rulesand judiciary committee and co-sponsor of the bill,said last year’s student body vice president, ZealanHoover, balanced the responsibility with being a resident advisor.“I don’t agree that a part-time job is not possible,”McClelland said.McClelland said the vice president’s stipend —$2,400 a year — can be put to better use elsewhere,such as other student organizations.“We should hold ourselves to the same rules aseveryone else — student government is a publicservice.”
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the glory and have all the fun, but there are players who work during the week and just don’tget to suit up for home games.”“To me, why isn’t that persona letterman?” Another development isthat current head coach Larry Fedora is working with letter-men to help increase stability by growing the association.“We look at Coach Fedora as giving that (stability),”McCauley said.Bill Balaban, a former UNCrunning back from aroundMcCauley’s time, and now a lawyer, said that being a letter-man also means a lot to those who would never go to the NFL.“It’s very important that (we)stay committed to show these young men that sports are impor-tant and a great discipline, butit’s not the end of the world if youdon’t go into the NFL,” he said. And during halftime, as they walk into the lounge those play-ers can hear the cheers of the paststudents they once played for.“The last time these guys puton a football helmet was theirsenior year at Carolina,” Lewissaid. “But football meant a lotto them.”
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courtesy of the hugh morton collection, nc Photo archives, wilson liBrary
Former North Carolina football player Don McCauley (left) standswith fellow player Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice in the early 1970s.
UNC professor named director of publichealth project
Jim Thomas, an associate professor of epide-miology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global PublicHealth, was named the new director of MEASUREEvaluation.MEASURE Evaluation is six-year project that was awarded $181 million by the United States Agency for International Development in 2008 toencourage better public health practices in morethan 40 countries. It is the largest award everreceived by UNC.
— From staff and wire reports