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The Daily Tar Heel for June 20, 2013

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
T m but pi, u, n I i t u min. Mnhi, th   n.
Mary olIver, “wIld geese”
Thursday, June 20, 2013
dailytarheel.com
Volume 121, Issue 46
 weekly summer issue
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BASEBALL SUPER FANTAKES ON OMAHA
 Tom Jensen, known as the BaseballSuper Fan, was so condent the TarHeels would make it to the CollegeWorld Series in Omaha, Neb., hebought his ticket in December.
A NEW FACE FOR THEUNDERDOG PARTY
Robert Dempsey, the newexecutive director o the N.C.Democratic Party, spoke with TheDaily Tar Heel about state politicsand what he’ll bring to his new role.
WAFFLE HOUSE OPENSON FRANKLIN STREET
Ater months o construction,Wafe House opened the doorso its new Franklin Street location Thursday morning. The store addsto breakast options in Chapel Hill.
Nan mmbd thghtlnCabt ld a lill  chaact
By Sarah Brown
State & National Editor
The UNC Board of Governors might slackena long-standing rein on admitting out-of-statestudents to UNC-system campuses next year, joining a nationwide debate among universitieson nonresident enrollment. A number of public universities have recently increased their nonresident student population— many in response to decreased state funding. At last week’s Board of Governors meeting,members were presented with five proposedchanges to the UNC system’s out-of-state policy.John Sanders, former director of UNC-CH’sSchool of Government, said he thinks the pro-posals could be a product of UNC-system budgetcuts — which are expected to top $500 millionsince 2011 once a state budget is finalized.Peter Hans, the board chairman, said financial woes are not driving the members’ discussion.Hans said admitting more out-of-state students would not increase the UNC system’s state-appro-priated funds, though it is a common speculation.“The university (system) doesn’t receive fourtimes as much money for an out-of-state student,even though tuition might be that much higherat UNC-CH, for example,” he said.But Sanders said less state support encouragesuniversities to seek funding elsewhere.“The motivation so far as I see … is to enablethe (UNC system) to charge out-of-state stu-dents a higher tuition rate and to make money that way — that they’re not getting from othersources,” he said.Dianne Klein, spokeswoman for theUniversity of California system, said in an emailUC campuses have benefited financially from aninflux of out-of-state students.“This extra revenue (from higher nonresidentenrollment) ... goes to subsidize the education of 
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The UNC system’s out-of-stateenrollment could go up next year.
By Jordan Bailey
University Editor
 Andrew Crabtree, a UNCsophomore, died Saturday aftera two-and-a-half-year battle withsynovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He was 19. At the age of 12, Crabtree wasalready a master at capturing thehearts of those around him.He was on a cruise with hisfamily, and when they took walksaround the ship, his parentsnoticed that strangers would wave at Crabtree and say hello,said Charlotte Parrott, a friendof Crabtree’s who heard the story from his mother.Parrott said his family later dis-covered that every night, Crabtree would go to the ship’s bar aloneand perform karaoke.“He apparently developed a littlefollowing, and everyone always wanted to see Andrew come outand sing,” Parrott said.Friends and family said Crabtreedidn’t let the cancer define him.“He never ever wanted to talk about the fact that he was sick,”Parrott said.“I think one of the reasons why he probably kept me around was because I wasn’t gentle with him, because that just pissed him off.“He didn’t want to be treatedlike a cancer patient.”Crabtree was the literary man-ager for LAB! Theatre, and hestarred in many theatrical produc-tions at UNC and elsewhere.Nathaniel Claridad — whodirected “Eurydice,” one pro-duction Crabtree was in — saidCrabtree was the obvious choicefor the eccentric role of “interest-ing man” in the production.He said Crabtree was inven-tive and always pushing himself to come up with new ideas for thecharacter.“It was such a delight to see  young actor not be afraid of failingin the rehearsal room,” Claridadsaid.“It was very encouraging.Crabtree was also a member of the St. Anthony Hall fraternity, a 
By Megan Cassella
Summer Editor
Friends and family are mourn-ing the loss of Xuezhou Nan, whodied from injuries after being hit by a falling tree on Franklin Streetduring the June 13 storm.Nan, a UNC sophomore fromCary, was known as Julia. She was20. At UNC, Nan was majoring in biology and psychology and hadenough academic credits to gradu-ate next spring — a full year aheadof schedule.She was quiet, thoughtful anddedicated to her classes, friendssaid, often awake studying in herroom until the early hours of themorning.“She was just so sweet, so smartand so kind about everything — so willing to help me on my home- work whenever I needed it,” saidEric Schafer, a UNC sophomore who attended Panther Creek HighSchool with Nan.“I called her Julia Goolia.” Andrew Chen, Nan’s uncle, saidoutside of school, Nan liked play-ing the piano and drawing.“She’s a very independent girl,”he said. “She always had her ownidea to do what she thinks is right.”Even in high school, Nan knew  what she was doing and whereshe was headed in life, said PamSavage, Nan’s guidance counselorfor her senior year at PantherCreek.“I can’t even tell you how impressive she was academically,she said.“And she was an even better kid.”Savage said Nan was consistent-ly at the top of her class — but herranking wasn’t the most importantthing to her.“She was second in the classgoing into the spring semester, butshe chose to let that go and to doan internship at Duke (University)instead,” she said.“I just loved that at such a highly ranked school, she didn’t necessar-ily care about the numbers — andso often they do.”Savage said Nan talked in high
Sophomore Julia Nandied from injuries afterbeing struck by a tree.Sophomore AndrewCrabtree died Saturdayafter battling cancer.
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By Jordan Bailey
University Editor
Fewer than 40 percent of faculty andstaff at the University live in the town in which they work. And Gordon Merklein, executive direc-tor of real estate development at UNC,said the high cost of housing in ChapelHill might be one factor — but local gov-ernments and the University are trying tochange that.Earlier this month, the Chapel Hill TownCouncil allocated $16,096 more than usualto the Community Home Trust, a nonprofitorganization focused on providing afford-able housing for county residents.Robert Dowling, executive director of the organization, said about half of theresidents in his homes are UNC employees.Housing for students, faculty and staff isalso set to be incorporated into the mixed-use Carolina North satellite campus, oncedevelopment begins.Merklein said the high cost of housingin town can be troublesome for UNC staff seeking homes in town.“Chapel Hill, in general, is an expensiveplace to live,” he said.“Housing prices are higher — it’s oneof the highest per-capita places to live inthe state. As such, that means (for) people who work at UNC who want to live inChapel Hill — it becomes difficult for them because the housing is more expensivethan, say, in neighboring (counties).” According to a residential market study,the median price of a for-sale home inChapel Hill in 2010 was $323,300 — 64percent higher in cost than Durham, 63percent higher than Raleigh and 34 per-cent higher than Cary when taxes, landcost and construction costs are factoredinto it.The median single-family income inChapel Hill, meanwhile, is $67,688, andthe average salary for University employeescovered by the State Personnel Act — moststaff members — is $47,921.Merklein said housing costs are an issue when it comes to hiring new employees.“UNC recognizes that to keep a com-petitive workforce and to make UNC an
Housing prices pose obstaclesfor many UNC employees.
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UNC’s usual closer Trent Thornton started and earned the win on Tuesday.
DTH ONLINE:
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T
he top-seeded NorthCarolina baseball teammust win three straightgames in the next week to makeit to the championship series inOmaha. After losing their first gamein a double-elimination bracketagainst N.C. State, the TarHeels faced elimination againstLouisiana State Tuesday night, but they came up victorious. With LSU now out of theplayoffs, the Tar Heels haveanother chance to defeat the Wolfpack in a win-or-go-homegame Thursday at 8 p.m.If UNC can get past the Wolfpack, the team will haveto beat UCLA Friday andSaturday to avoid eliminationand make it to the final seriesin Omaha.
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today 
Dane St. Clar coooo sn-n:
Dan St. Clar wll hst asgnng  hr bk, “Th AnmalFarm Buttrmlk Ckbk:Rcps and Rctns rm aSmall Vrmnt Dary.” Th ck-bk s a must-rad r rgancd nthusasts. Th vnt sr and pn t th publc. Nrgstratn s rqurd.
Tme:
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Locaton:
Suthrn Sasn
UNC Summer Jazz Worsopconcert:
Th UNC Summr JazzWrkshp wll prsnt n  tsdaly cncrts. Th cncrt wllatur Grgg Glb n sax-phn, Jm Ktch n trumptand th Jrald Shyntt Sxtt.Cncrt attnds shuld ntthat th ntrsctn at Clum-ba Strt and Camrn Avnus clsd; vhcls may accssth Swan Lt rm RalghStrt t Camrn Avnu. Thvnt s r and pn t thpublc.
Tme:
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Locaton:
Knan Musc Buldng1201
Paes and Staes at te ArtsAlve festval:
Th Arts Alvstval wll nclud “Pagsand Stags,” a srs  stagdradngs. Danl Wallac andMchal Maln wll rad rmnw nvls. Spcal gust JanHldng wll als prrm nwctn. Th vnt, spnsrd byth Hllsbrugh Arts Cuncland Purpl Crw Bks, s rand pn t th publc.
Tme:
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Locaton:
Hllsbrugh ArtsCuncl
WXYC Move Nt:
WXYC wll jump-start ts summr lm srswth th dcumntary “A BandCalld Dath,” whch chrnclsth rmatn  th rst black punk band n th arly 1970s. Th band dd nt gan ppular-ty untl narly thr dcadsatr ts dbut. Th vnt s rand pn t th publc.
Tme:
8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Locaton:
403 W. Rsmary St.
Friday
Musc Maer Relef Founda-ton concert:
Th Musc MakrRl Fundatn wll hst a
NOTED.
 A 65-year-old woman in Seattlegave up on her attempt to live on water,air and sunlight alone after 47 days.She says she’ll never know if the painand vomiting were a painful withdrawalfrom an irrational addiction to food or just slow starvation, but who’s to say thosearen’t the same thing? Oh right, doctors.
QUOTED.
“Tired of voting for rats? Votefor a cat.”— Sergio Chamorro of eastern Mexiconominated his cat, Morris, for local politi-cal office, inspiring a slew of other animalcandidacies across Mexico. And while cor-ruption may be less rampant here, Tina theChicken does sound enticingly trustworthy.
M
ost middle schools have more than their fair share of impressionable, gross and unabashedly horny adolescents.But now young Japanese students are putting typical teen-age sexual shenanigans to shame.Teachers were curious when they started seeing kids coming to school wearing eyepatches, which are used to hide infections, but they had no way of knowing what was really going on until they saw it in action.The students call it “worming,” or “eyeball licking,” which pretty muchremoves any hint of subtlety or ambiguity about what exactly it is. It’s justan innocent display of affection, but doctors say it puts kids at risk forproblems like pinkeye or eye chlamydia. You heard me: eye chlamydia.
Wrmng: Th ht nw craz
Frm staf and wr rprts
 WEEKLY DOSE
 
Someone committed lar-ceny at 100 Westgreen Drive between 3 p.m. and 7:29 p.m.Monday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person stole an iPad, valued at $400, from a  vehicle with an open window,reports state.
 
Someone broke andentered and stole property at 2125 Old Oxford Road E. between 9 a.m. and 3:46 p.m.Monday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person removed a slid-ing door to enter the houseand took one gold chain val-ued at $700, four gold rings valued at $1,700, two watches valued at $650, two gold bracelets valued at $375 andone pair of gold earrings val-ued at $120, reports state.
 
Someone committedassault with a deadly weaponat 747 S. Merritt Mill Road at5:24 a.m. Sunday, accordingto Chapel Hill police reports.The person pulled a knifeon another person during a fight. Minor injuries werereported, and drug or alcoholuse was a factor in the inci-dent, reports state.
 
Someone vandalizedproperty at Chapel Hill BibleChurch at 260 Erwin Roadat 1:47 a.m. Sunday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill policereports.The person broke the glassin a basketball hoop back- board, causing damage valuedat $500, reports state.
 
Someone committedassault inflicting seriousinjury at 147 E. Franklin St. at1:10 a.m. Sunday, accordingto Chapel Hill police reports.The person hit anotherperson in the face with a glasscup, causing severe lacerations,according to reports. Drug oralcohol use was a factor in theincident, reports state.
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CoMMUNity CaLENdar
cncrt n th thm  “Rtsand Lavs,” aturng muscalgusts Rd Rvr, Captan Lukand Bg Rn prrmng Suth-rn rts musc. Th CarlnaBrwry’s Brw Van wll srvbr at th cncrt. Th vnt sr and pn t th publc.
Tme:
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Locaton:
Suthrn VllagGrn
satUrday
Star Famles at MoreeadPlanetarum:
Kds ags 7-12and thr amls can larnt dnty cnstllatns andplants at th Mrhad Plan-tarum’s Star Famls srs. Th vnt csts $4 r Mrhadmmbrs and $5 r nnmm-brs.
Tme:
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Locaton:
Mrhad Plan-tarum
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lsa, who turns 1 year old this week, frequent-ly helps her father, Carrboro resident Derek Kaiser, check out at Weaver Street Market.The two spent quality time shopping together duringthe overcast Monday afternoon.
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News
Thursday, June 20, 2013
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courtesy of keith taylor
Chapel Hill pilot Keith Taylor would no longer be able to fly out of Horace Williams to do volunteer work if the airport closes.
dth/claire mayes
A new sewer line in Rogers Road will provide sewer services for many proper-ties. Municipal services have been promised to the neighborhood for decades.
cuts on the horizon 
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By McKenzie Coey
Staff Writer
 After 40 years, the Rogers Roadcommunity will finally get its prom-ised sewer line — but some residentssay local governments have more work to do for the neighborhood.Last week, the Historic RogersRoad Neighborhood Task Forcedecided on two options for a sewerplan for the neighborhood that hashoused the county landfill since 1972.Chapel Hill Town Councilmember and task force memberLee Storrow said the first option— which would cost $5.8 million— would provide sewer services for86 properties, but would requireChapel Hill to create an extraterrito-rial jurisdiction for the area.The second option would cost $3.7 million and serve 67 properties with-out creating the special jurisdiction.He said funding for the sewer sys-
The sewer line marks astep forward in providinglong-awaited utilities.
ing up to the sewer plan proposals.“We definitely continue to hearfeedback from the neighborhoodand from residents that there issome frustration that we havedragged our feet for 40 years to pro- vide services that the local govern-ment promised when we built thelandfill,” Storrow said.The next task force meeting will be held July 17.
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tem will be split between the ChapelHill, Carrboro and Orange County municipalities.Rev. Robert Campbell, a RogersRoad resident, said he often attendstask force meetings to remind mem- bers about the sewer issue.“We are pleased (with the prog-ress). We aren’t 100-percent pleased— we won’t be that way until we getthe work started on the water andsewage lines,” Campbell said. “Butright now, where we are, we arepleased that we are moving forward.”Campbell said although new houses have been built in the neigh- borhood, Rogers Road is missingessential utilities.“The basic amenities — sidewalks,streetlights, sewer and water lines— will make it safe and healthy forones who live in the historic RogersRoad community,” he said.Carrboro Board of Aldermenand task force member MichelleJohnson said the proposed plans will be taken back to the municipalitiesinvolved, and each board will decide which option it prefers.She said although Carrboro andChapel Hill were quick to put thediscussion on their agendas, thecounty said it might not be discusseduntil the fall due to time constraints.She said she feels the task force isstill making progress.“I feel like the task force is work-ing as effectively as it can with vari-ous representatives’ opinions about what should happen to the commu-nity and various opinions on how wecan get to that,” Johnson said.She said she thinks the community owes municipal services, such as thesewer system, to the neighborhood.“We are connected to the RogersRoad community and are bound ina lot of ways, because we have takenour trash there for so long and they have carried that burden,” she said.Storrow said the neighborhoodhas been involved in decisions lead-
“Right now, where weare, we are pleased that we are movingforward.” 
Rev. Robert Campbell,
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By Marshall Winchester
Staff Writer
The University held hostages in Davis Library  Wednesday.The situation was simulated — part of a larger effort tohelp increase security on campus. But the drill presented anopportunity for students, faculty and officials to learn how to respond to a potential campus crisis. Approximately 170 people — including administrators,observers and simulated perpetrators, hostages and victims— were involved in the drill.“(Emergency medical personnel and firefighters) will all be responding just as they would in a real-life situation,said campus police chief Jeff McCracken, director of UNC’sDepartment of Public Safety, in an interview Monday.McCracken said the drill is a response to recommen-dations by task forces assembled by the N.C. Attorney General’s office and the UNC-system president’s office afterthe 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.He said the task forces were charged with investigat-ing safety procedures in North Carolina schools, and they recommended that UNC perform emergency exercises toensure campus safety.McCracken said the University allocates $50,000 annu-ally for emergency exercises.Before the Virginia Tech incident, DPS conducted emer-gency exercises, although not according to a regular schedule.Now, McCracken said DPS plans to perform one full-scale exercise, which would include emergency responders,and one theoretical exercise each year.He said Wednesday’s drill was the most extensiveresponse test to date.McCracken said Davis Library was chosen as the locationof the drill as part of an effort to vary the simulated scenarioand campus location used in each emergency exercise. Thelast drill was held at UNC’s Outdoor Education Center.DPS hired EnviroSafe, a Burlington-based organizationthat specializes in crisis management, to assist in designingand administering the drill. The company will also createan after-action report to document the information gainedfrom the drill, McCracken said.Derrick Duggins, the executive director of corporateoperations at EnviroSafe, said the company also providesservices to government agencies and hospitals.He said EnviroSafe prides itself on customizing its ser- vices for each client.“Everything is built from scratch and is developed spe-cific to the client’s needs,” Duggins said.Jo Saberniak, a senior dramatic art and astrophysicsmajor, said he thinks the drill is beneficial.“Any form of practice round is going to be helpful inknowing how to handle a real situation,” he said.
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About 170 people participated in anemergency simulation in Davis LibraryWednesday morning.
By Daniel Schere
Staff Writer
This summer, Chapel Hill could losea piece of town history — one that’s nostranger to attempted closures.The N.C. House of Representatives’ budget calls for the closing of Horace Williams Airport, which has servedlocal pilots since 1928, by Aug. 1.The closing aims to make way for theconstruction of UNC’s long-delayedCarolina North satellite campus.Plans to close Horace Williamsdate back to 2002, but the N.C. chap-ter of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association convinced the legislatureseveral times to extend the deadline.The University purchased theairport in 1940, and it served as a gateway for UNC Hospitals’ Medical Air Operations until July 2011, whenthey were moved to Raleigh-DurhamInternational Airport, said UNC NewsServices spokeswoman Susan Hudson.Hudson said since then, the airporthas mainly been used by private pilots.Last year, 1,225 flights traveled in andout of Horace Williams.She also said in fiscal year 2012, thecost to the University of keeping it inoperation was $68,319. Airport interim manager Kimble Wallace said he had not heard any-thing about the proposed closing anddeclined to comment further.N.C. Rep. Verla Insko (D-Orange)said she was surprised when she readthe proposal to close the airport.“A member of Speaker (Thom)Tilllis’ staff told me the provision wasrequested by a member of the N.C.House and not anyone at Carolina orthe UNC General Administration, as I was originally told,” she said.Insko said she hopes the airport willremain open until Carolina North con-struction actually begins.“A few local pilots rent space fortheir planes at HWA and would havetrouble finding another airport any- where in the area to accommodatetheir planes,” she said.That includes town resident KeithTaylor, who has used the airport sincefirst taking lessons with the Chapel HillFlying Club more than 20 years ago.Taylor bought his own plane in 1998and has used it in his volunteer work  with Angel Flight — a nonprofit thatprovides free transportation to medicalpatients.Taylor said an airport is an asset to a college town with a large hospital.“The airport is a lot more beneficialto the area than a lot of people realize,”he said.He added that one of the airport’s benefits is what he considers its safelocation, despite concerns some mighthave about small airports.Now, the AOPA is attempting to savethe airport once more. According to a recent press release, AOPA SouthernRegional Manager Bob Minter has written a letter to the legislature askingthat the airport remain open. And with budget discussions con-tinuing in the General Assembly, itappears that plans for Horace Williamsare still up in the air.
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By Cammie Bellamy
City Editor
 After Hunter Mills becamehomeless, the Inter-Faith Council’sCommunity House provided him with a route to avoid the streets.But in his time there, he foundthe shelter was about much morethan a hot meal and a bed.“Those who are in there temporar-ily — and they basically put a boot to you to get a job and get the heck out— it actually helps them,” he said.“Actually a lot of people have left when I’ve been here ... they got jobsand like a week later to a monthlater, they were out.” And as the IFC passes a fundrais-ing milestone this month, homelessmen served by the shelter will soonhave a new facility to help them get back on their feet.The nonprofit has raised morethan 50 percent of the $4.7 millionit needs to fund the new homelessshelter.IFC Associate Director JohnDorward said the project’s contrac-tors, Triangle Grading and Paving, will begin preliminary work at the1315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.site in early July.The new facility will replace theshelter’s current 100 W. Rosemary St. location.“People will see some trees com-ing down and some dirt being movedaround at the site, which we’re very excited about,” Dorward said.On Monday, Dorward met for a pre-construction meeting with con-tractors and the project’s architect,Josh Gurlitz of Chapel Hill’s GGA  Architects.Gurlitz said they would be install-ing some basic foundational systemsat the site.“There will be trees removed,grading will occur, we’ll be includ-ing some retaining walls and we’ll be doing storm water managementstructures, which are pipes andcatch-water systems,” Gurlitz said.Dorward said while some detailsneed to be finalized, they hope to begin construction on the buildingitself by next spring or summer.The site for the new shelter,leased from UNC, includes 1.66acres. The planned two-story struc-ture will hold 52 beds and expandedfacilities, including an exerciseroom, work spaces, a medical facility and dental clinic.The IFC’s Community Kitchen, which provides free, daily meals, will remain at the shelter’s currentlocation until a planned move toCarrboro is approved.Dorward said the larger shelterspace will allow the IFC to focusmore effectively on recovery for menin the shelter’s programs.“The whole point of the programis at the end of the program, you will be employed and ready to beindependent again,” he said. “Thecurrent building is not set up where we could do that. At the shelter, new programparticipants will stay in dormitory-style rooms of 12 beds each. As they advance through the program, com-pleting work in job skills trainingor finishing their education, they’llmove to more private bedrooms,sometimes with only one roommate.Mills said he thinks the move will benefit those who use the shelter’sservices.“It’s a bigger space so they have a  bigger shelter, and it’s going to havea lot more rooms, a lot more thingsthat keep them occupied,” he said.“It’s going to have a weight roomso they don’t gain weight just sittingaround, and I think it’s going to be a little bit better.” While facilities at the new shelter will go far in helping men preparefor life after homelessness, Dorwardsaid the shelter’s location will be a critical element of its effectiveness.“I think being in more of a littlequieter setting — more of a neigh- borhood —will be more of whatthey’ll be experiencing when they get out on their own,” he said.“They’ll be regular guys, just likethe rest of us.”
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The organization hasraised 50 percent of fundsfor its Community House.

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