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The Daily Tar Heel for February 27, 2013

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Yu ct d pece by vd e.
Virginia Woolf
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Volume 121, Issue 3
By Liz Crampton
Assistant University Editor
Students rallied Tuesday to demand anHonor Court charge against sophomoreLanden Gambill, which she has calledretaliation for publicizing her sexualassault, be dropped.But the University urged caution in a statement addressing news of the Friday charge, which Gambill said claims sheengaged in disruptive or intimidating behavior against the man she has accusedof raping her.“The University’s honor system has beenthe subject of internet commentary andmedia attention, and some of its studentmembers have received threats to theirpersonal safety,” the University’s releasestated.“Sexual assault evokes passionateresponses and concerns. But it is impor-tant, particularly in a higher-educationcommunity, to avoid judgement basedupon speculation.More than 200 people gathered at theCampus Y Tuesday to show support forGambill and discuss ways to improve theenvironment for sexual assault victims oncampus, fueling discussion that has circu-lated for months.The central goal of the meeting was togather support for dropping the HonorCourt charge against Gambill.“I expected there to be some sort of response from the University. The lastthing I expected was not just to be revic-timized and retraumatized by all of this but to be accused for speaking out solely on the basis that I was making this cam-pus uncomfortable for rapists,” Gambillsaid at the meeting.“It’s a big example of how thisUniversity sees survivors as a threat andsees the appearance of having a sexual
The University ured studentsto avoid speculation.
‘Remember his love
Katy Shannon touches David’s high school football jersey on Saturday. “At first it was hard to go into his room, but I’m comfortable now,” she said.
By Katie Reilly
Assistant City Editor
 When David Shannon was in sixthgrade, he wrote an essay about losing a loved one.“You never think of the bad times— only the good ones,” he wrote. “Andthen it becomes easier to think aboutthem and that you won’t see themagain. It really does help ease the pain.” And since the UNC freshman diedfour months ago today after falling40 feet from machinery at the Ready Mixed Concrete Plant in Carrboro,that’s what those who loved him havechosen to do.His house in Charlotte is decorated with reminders of who he was and whohe aspired to be: a business student,a UNC alumnus, the “best future hus- band” — which is the distinction hereceived in the class of 2012 superla-tives at Myers Park High School.In his last days, he voted in a presi-dential election for the first time, leavingan “I Voted” sticker on the wallet thatnow sits on a dresser in his bedroom.He painted N.C. State’s FreeExpression Tunnel before the UNC-N.C. State football game, accidentally painting his brand new pair of shoesCarolina blue in the process.“If there was something going on,he would be there,” his mother, Katy Shannon, said. “That’s the kind of school spirit he had.
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Carrboro Police Capt. Walter Hortonsaid in an email that police have nonew information to release since theirOct. 30 report.But David Shannon’s parents aren’t waiting on the investigation for closure.“I feel like there’s already that clo-sure. If there’s any surprising thing thatcomes out that we’re not aware of now,that could change,” his father, HughShannon, said. “It was an unfortunate,tragic accident.In the four months since DavidShannon died, his parents have beeninundated with cards, photos and sto-ries from everyone from elementary school friends to those who met himduring his two months at UNC, wherehe was a pledge in the Chi Phi fraternity.“I think David made more friendsin his 18 years than I’ve made in 53,”Hugh Shannon said. And those who knew David Shannonhave come together on several occa-sions to raise money and serve othersin his memory.On Feb. 15, Emily Gibbons, a fresh-man at N.C. State University who hadknown David Shannon since she was 12,helped organize a cookout to raise money for the David Palmer Shannon MemorialFund. More than 300 people attended, bringing in more than $2,000.“Whenever you saw him, he wassmiling or laughing or making a joke,”Gibbons said. “Once you met him, youfelt like you were his best friend. He’s very memorable. And Hugh Shannon hopes the mem-ory of his son — a high school footballplayer, an international DECA champi-on and a Bible study teacher — lives on.“Remember his love for Christ andhis love for people,” Hugh Shannon said.The same religion that defined their
CVS Pharmacy opts topursue a smaller facility 
Tax increase to fund library expansion
By Caroline Hudson
Staff Writer
The Chapel Hill TownCouncil is considering a penny tax increase to fund the ChapelHill Public Library expansion,in light of widespread publicoutcry about a previous propos-al to reduce the library’s hours.Facing a budget shortfall forthe library, the council proposedreducing hours earlier thismonth. It will consider the taxincrease to keep the library fully functioning at its new location.In an email to the towncouncil, Town Manager RogerStancil said the proposedincrease would generate about$728,000 to fund the library.The $16.23 million expansion began in fall 2011 and will add35,500 square feet to the library’s100 Library Drive location —more than doubling its size.But the opening of the new library, scheduled for April, will represent a $134,000increase in the cost of buildingoperations for the town —making it difficult to fund thehiring of additional staff. According to the currentplan, the newly renovated
By Sam Fletcher
Staff Writer
 A controversial proposal to build a CVS Pharmacy in Carrboro will under-go drastic changes after the pharmacy opted to withdraw its rezoning requestand pursue a smaller facility.More than 60 Carrboro resi-dents and business owners filled theCarrboro Board of Aldermen meetingTuesday night to voice their opinionson the proposal during a planned pub-lic hearing.The public hearing was postponedso the developer can draft a new con-ditional use permit application for theproject, said Jason Barron, a partnerfor Morningstar Law Group, the firmrepresenting CVS.“We would like to be able to amendthe existing application and come back before you in April with some-thing that applies to the existing
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Carrboro aldermen postponed a public hearing on a proposed CVS Pharmacy sothe pharmacy’s developer can draft a new conditional use permit application.
The public hearin waspostponed so a new permitapplication can be drafted.
zoning and doesn’t need rezoning”Barron said.Since the pharmacy’s new plansare smaller, the new conditional usepermit would not require the site berezoned — meaning that the aldermen would judge the application basedsolely on its compliance to regulations,and not what they consider the bestinterests of the town.“The issue we are compelled by North Carolina law to consider is whether a drug store is appropriateland use,” said Carrboro Mayor Mark 
Penny tax mayincrease to keepcurrent library hours.
 June 2011:
Town Councilapproved $16.8 million forthe library expansion. 
oct. 2011:
The librarymoved to its temporary loca-tion in University Mall. 
feb. 2013:
Council pro-posed the reduction in hoursof operation for library.
library would operate 54 hoursper week — a 14-hour reduc-tion from its current operationsin its temporary University Mall location.Melissa Cain, executivedirector of the Chapel HillPublic Library Foundation, saidthe problem lies in having thesame level of access and service with less money.Cain said library usage isexpected to increase by at least20 percent in the renovated building.“We don’t want to have ournew library open in a compro-mised position,” she said.Interim Library DirectorMark Bayles said he thinks thesolution to the library’s budgetshortfall will come from con- versations between the counciland the community.Bayles said the library serves
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David Shannon’s family looks to keep his name alive
Ofcials say Gov. Pat McCrory’s newbill establishing three tracks or highschool students won’t disrupt statehigher education.
Pe 3.
 The memoirist and UNC distin-guished writer-in-residence answersquestions about her career, the crato writing memoirs and the relation-ship between the reader and writer.She is doing a reading tonight at 7:30p.m.
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UNC’s arboretum whistler willlaugh after reading this Portland report. Apparently, a Maine man’s whistlingproved to be too much for the super chillcity to handle, and he was promptly hand-ed a citation. Now he’s only allowed to whistle if he keeps moving. Amateur hour.Our whistler’s been on the move for years.
“People will fall into three cat-egories: They want to be him, sleep withhim or mother him.”— Jeah! Ryan Lochte, America’s hot butsuper dumb Olympian, has a new reality show gig, and the E! president is pumped. A confusing season awaits those of us drawnto his body but appalled by everything else.
he list of things you might feel weird about your kids witness-ing is pretty easy to pin down: drug use, BDSM, etc.But one dad, staying with his young daughter and son ata Dallas hotel, had to deal with a pretty unpredictable andsupremely uncomfortable scenario — the Furry Fiesta fandom conven-tion, scheduled the same weekend the hotel hosted a gaggle of families. We can only speculate about the kids’ questions (“Dad, what is CookieMonster doing?”), but we know the dad’s response, thanks to an anger-fueled TripAdvisor review: “A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivi-ous behavior … How did I find out all of these details about this ‘rave’ and what these furry conventions are about? GOOGLE!!!!!” Noted, Dad.
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From staf and wire reports
Someone stole dieselfuel from a gas station at1213 Martin Luther King Jr.Blvd. at 10:39 a.m. Sunday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person stole $44.16 worth of fuel and left a driver’s license at the Wilcogas station, reports state.The gas was later recovered,according to reports.
Richard Bradley Davis,28, was arrested at 115 S.Merritt Mill Road at 3:40p.m. Sunday and charged with simple assault, assaultinflicting serious injury andstalking, according to ChapelHill police reports.
Hezekiah KariemCampbell, 18, was arrestedat 201 S. Estes Drive at 2:46p.m. Monday and charged with larceny and simpleassault, according to ChapelHill police reports.Personal weapons wereused, reports state.
Leonard Anthony Rone,40, was arrested at 829Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday andcharged with assaulting a female, according to ChapelHill police reports.
Someone vandalizedproperty at Kildare’s IrishPub at 206 W. Franklin St. between 3:30 a.m. and 2:43p.m. Saturday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person spray painted“ss” on the side of the building, causing $25 indamage, reports state.
Someone damagedproperty at 110 Emily Road between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person vandalizeda fence, causing $200 indamage, reports state.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Feeling the burn 
rleen Garrett teaches a class called BarreBurn at Women’s Only Workout in ChapelHill. Garrett has been teaching this workoutmethod for 35 years. The class uses ballet, along withpilates and weights, for body toning.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Daily Tar Heel
UNC to get secondshot at Red Storm
By Brandon Moree
Sports Editor
Hosting a regional at the conclusion of a college baseball regular season is a greathonor. It means that the NCAA selectioncommittee considers a team’s total body of work to be in the top 16 in the country.It also means that the path to Omaha and the College World Series starts fromthe comfort of home.Last spring, the North Carolina base- ball team was granted that honor forthe sixth time in the last seven years.But for the first time in that stretch, theTar Heels did not advance to the SuperRegional after hosting the openingrounds.The Red Storm from St. John’sadvanced after beating the Tar Heelstwice.“They were just a good team,” juniorthird baseman Colin Moran said aboutthe Red Storm squad that ended hissophomore campaign.“They had good pitchers, and a lot of those pitchers showed a lot of resilience.”St. John’s beat UNC 5-4 in the twoteams’ first regional match up and 9-5 inthe Sunday night game that eliminatedthe Tar Heels.Today, the Red Storm is back in ChapelHill for a grudge match, but this time thetwo teams are off to completely differentstarts.North Carolina (6-0) is ranked No. 1in the country. St. John’s (1-6) is limpingthrough the early part of its spring roadtrip.Like most baseball programs in theNortheast, the Red Storm won’t play a home game until mid-March. So St.John’s is in the middle of a 14-gamestretch of road games — and the previousthree were at No. 20 Georgia Tech.Moran admitted that he hadn’t beenkeeping up with how the Red Storm had been playing so far this season. He’s only concerned with the way his squad has been playing. Through two weeks, the TarHeels have played pretty well.
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Colin Moran, seen here in the first Regionalgame with St. John’s in 2012, said he istreating the rematch like any other game.
St. John’s ended UNCs 2012season when it won theChapel Hill Regional.
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Boshamer Stadium
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Mary Karr, a memoirist and the Department of English’s writer-in-residence, will give a reading today.
 A reAder’s friend
Q&A with memoirist
Mary Karr
 Visit dailytarheel.com toread an extended Q&A with Mary Karr, fullof more musings about her life and work asa memoirist.
7:30 p.m.
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By Jacob Rosenberg
Staff Writer
The prospect of decreased bene-fits for private charitable donors hasraised concerns among universitiesalready strapped for cash.The U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and MeansCommittee invited multiple chari-table institutions, including univer-sities, to Capitol Hill recently for a hearing on potential changes to thecharitable tax deduction.Discussions are still in the early stages, said Bradley Ballou, direc-tor of federal government relationsfor the UNC system. But he saidthe situation is being monitoredclosely.“Bottom line, after the fiscal cliff deal, colleges and universities cameout pretty well,” Ballou said.The system aims to emerge fromfederal tax reform — as well as mil-lions in potential cuts to researchand financial aid because of seques-tration — unscathed, Ballou said.But some officials are concernedthat decreased benefits would detersome private donors.Private donations are increas-ingly necessary in a time of declin-ing state and federal aid, saidMark Huddleston, president of theUniversity of New Hampshire, dur-ing committee testimony.Ballou and Huddleston said char-itable donations provide money for a  wide range of university priorities.The UNC system uses gifts to theendowment for scholarships andresearch, the core mission of the sys-tem’s universities, Ballou said.“For every dollar a typical donorreceives in tax relief for his or her gift,the public gains approximately threedollars of benefit,” Huddleston said.Federal scrutiny of the charitabletax deduction comes as UNC-CHplans a large fundraising campaign.The campaign aims to exceed theCarolina First campaign, the largestfundraising effort in the University’shistory, that raised $2.38 billionduring eight years.The new campaign is in its early planning stages while the University searches for a new vice chancellorfor university advancement.The former vice chancellor, MattKupec, resigned last year after anaudit revealed that he used UNC-CHfoundation funds for personal travel.The University received $287.4million in gifts and $331.4 million incommitments in fiscal year 2012, con-tinuing an upward trend in gifts that began in 2011, according to the 2012Development Annual Report.Nationally, colleges and universi-ties received $31 billion in aid in2012, a slight 0.2 percent inflation-adjusted increase from last year,according to a report from theCouncil for Aid to Education, a non-profit that researches private dona-tions to higher education.That total still ranks below a his-torical high of $31.6 billion in 2008,as the economy continues to recover.Potential tax changes could affectthe timing of gifts, said Ann Kaplan,director of the survey.Before the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which limited charitable
University leaders wereinvited to the Capitol for ahearing on donations.
$31 billion
received by universities from giftsnationwide in 2012
$287.4 million
in gifts received by the Universityin 2012
By Lucinda Shen
Staff Writer
State university and college leaderssay a new law encouraging high schoolstudents to pursue vocational education will not undermine admissions to highereducation institutions.Gov. Pat McCrory fulfilled a campaignpledge last week by signing his first bill, which established three degree pathwaysfor high school students statewide: col-lege, career or both.The law also aims to decrease thenumber of students who need to takegeneral education courses at college, saidJo Anne Honeycutt, director of careerand technical education for the StateBoard of Education.Legislators who supported the law  want to increase the popularity of tech-nical programs, such as engineeringand industrial technologies, to meet the workforce demands of state employers.Students who complete the programs will receive industry-recognized creden-tials or their equivalents along with a high school diploma, beginning in 2014-15, Honeycutt said.Students will be able to take career andtechnical education courses beginning inninth grade. They can take college prepcourses, such as Advanced Placement pro-grams, at the same time, Honeycutt said. All students will be required to takeschools’ core classes, and no extra fees will be charged for the technical pro-grams, she said.Officials are still determining how tofully implement the law.“The overall pace of educationimprovement must accelerate in NorthCarolina to compete globally for good jobs and provide a secure future forNorth Carolinians,” said Lew Ebert,president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in a statement.Randolph Community College hasalready offered dual-enrollment pro-grams for more than 20 years, said Cathy Hefferin, spokeswoman for the college.Hefferin said she hopes the law willincrease the enrollment numbers forthe program as McCrory and leadingpoliticians place more of an emphasis oncareer and technical education.Students in these programs are suc-cessful, Honeycutt said, adding that theunemployment rate of those students isabout one-fourth the unemployment rateof all youths in the state.Thomas Griffin, director of admissionsat N.C. State University, said students in vocational programs will still be eligiblefor admission as long as they excel aca-demically and complete the appropriatecollege prep courses.“If their courses are strictly vocational,they wouldn’t be qualified to come,” hesaid. “Rigorous programs need collegeprep courses.
Contact the desk editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
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Vocational students may stillbe eligible for universities.
deduction benefits, was implement-ed in 1987, donations to charitiesincreased sharply.“Tax treatments of gifts certainly has a timing effect,” she said. “Butover time, charitable giving doestend to return to its level.”
Contact the desk editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
“It helps to get a few weeks under your belt,” Moran said. “We’re starting to getin to the groove — get in to the swing of things.”The Tar Heels will hope to keepthat momentum going through today’srematch with the Red Storm. Though St.John’s isn’t off to the strongest start, theRed Storm is still the defending Big Eastchampion. And it is still the team thatcrushed UNC’s postseason dreams a yearago. So the Tar Heels will approach it likeany other match-up — at least as much astheir memories will let them.“They’re a good team, and they alwayshave been. So we’re just going to treat itlike any other game,” Moran said.“But in the back of everybody’s mindthey’re trying to forget the way last yearended.”
Contact the desk editor at sports@dailytarheel.com. Memoirist and poet Mary Karr is visiting UNC this week as the distinguished writer-in-residence for the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Arts Editor Carson Blackwelder sat down with Karr and discussed her passion for writing, theintricacies of memoirs and her time at UNC.
Daily Tar Heel:
Did you grow up knowing you wanted to be a writer, and what influencedthat decision?
Mary Karr:
From age 5, if you had asked me what I wanted to be, I would have said a poet. When you get to a place like (UNC), you see very quickly whether or not there’s a conversa-tion there or not.There are people posing for each other,there’s infighting or there’s jealousy — but I saw  very quickly there’s a great passion for readingand writing here, and it’s inspiring. I had heardthis was a wonderful place — and it is.
 Why do you feel it is important toshare your life with others? What do you think they take away from it?
I wouldn’t get paid if I didn’t writememoirs — and that’s very important to me.I think everybody’s life, if you have the right window inside it and see the intensity of theirheartbreak, you’ll see that people do suffer.I don’t know if my life has any particular wisdom attached to it. I think I was a greedy  bitch, and I wanted to make a buck.
 Your first memoir “The Liars’ Club”deals with difficult parts of your life both viv-idly and humorously. How do you find a bal-ance of these two approaches to writing?
Everyone in my family was funny in var-ious ways and with varying degrees of talent.Comedy, for most anybody, in difficulttimes, can be a great survival mechanism.But I also think on the page it relieves thereader. If you’re writing about sexual assault, which I wrote about, it’s hard for the reader. You have to accurately represent what waspainful and then almost reassure the readerthat you’re OK — give them some levity.
 Your most recent memoir, “Lit,” deals with your struggle with faith. In what ways was it difficult to write about that, and how has it shaped you as a writer?
One of the greatest challenges I’ve facedas a writer was to write about faith when I’m writing for a mostly secular audience. I’m mostly  writing for these intellectual readers, these god-less bastards — like I was until I was 40 or so.I didn’t want to convert anybody, and I hadto write and rewrite that stuff because every time I wrote, it sounded like I was trying toconvert people — and I wasn’t. I was trying todescribe, from an inside way, what it’s like totry to believe in God when you never have.
 What do you see as the intersection between the memoirist and the reader? Whatdo both owe to or expect from each other?
 You’re the reader’s only friend. Thereader is not an adversary or fool you are try-ing to trick.I was trying to create an emotional experi-ence within the reader so they could experi-ence some of what I had experienced from theinside, not looking at it and gawking at it — notas a spectacle, but as something more intimate.
 What do you hope UNC students takeaway from your time here this week?
I hope it will make them passionate aboutliterature, about reading and writing. That’s all.I’ve been teaching now for 30 years, and theterrible thing — that I hope the people who pay me don’t know — is that I’d do this for free.I wouldn’t write for free, that’s way too hard, but talking to students about their own writingand their own passions and stories is great.So I’m here for me. I’m here to meet themand see what they’re going to give me.
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