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The Daily Tar Heel
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About 80 public safety andadministration officials ran fromtable to table Wednesday in theGreat Hall of the Student Union,during a “tabletop” simulation of emergency response procedures.The UNC-system General Adminsitration has asked all cam-puses to participate in a scenario.UNC simulated an active shooteron campus.Participants came from theUniversity, Chapel Hill PoliceDepartment, State Highway Patroland other local agencies.“It was really great for our team,”Chancellor Holden Thorp said. “It brings up all sorts of questions wehadn’t thought of.”Thorp said some of the biggestchallenges involved managing howlong people on campus could stay in one place and how to keep morepeople from coming to campusduring an emergency.The consulting firm used to orga-nize the scenario, EnviroSafe, willpresent a report to UNC adminis-trators on how they performed.They will use that feedback totweak a planned live scenario of an active shooter on campus, to beheld April 21.
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The Kappa Delta sorority will be holding a Carolina Green fund-raiser today with its Go Green!Shamrock Dinner.The event, which has been certi-fied by UNC as “Carolina Green” for being “highly sustainable,” will takeplace at the Kappa Delta sorority house at 219 E. Franklin St., from5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost$5, and all proceeds will benefitPrevent Child Abuse America andthe Center for Child and Family Health.“Carolina Green” is an initiativestarted by UNC’s Sustainability Office and the Office of WasteReduction and Recycling to pro-mote sustainability on campus.Instead of their traditional pastadinner, Kappa Delta will be servingpotatoes in honor of the great Irishstaple. The meal will be vegetarianin order to make it more envi-ronmentally friendly. The menuincludes a baked potato bar, veg-etarian chili and sweet potatoes.For the full story, go to
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The University has set March4 as the date for the dedicationof the Eve Marie Carson Garden, which will be located on Polk Place behind the Campus Y.The garden, which will be dedi-cated at 4 p.m., will also honor allstudents, both past and future, whodie during their time at UNC.Chancellor Holden Thorp, Bob Winston, chairman of the UNCBoard of Trustees and Student Body President Jasmin Jones will attend.The garden will feature a seatingarea that will orient students towardPolk Place and surround them withseasonal flowers and shrubs.
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Chapel Hill and East ChapelHill high schools will sponsor a joint performance event to benefitPartners in Health and Doctors without Borders. The event will begin at 2 p.m. March 7 at theCarrboro Century Center.Performers include the SacrificialPoets, a poetry and spoken wordgroup; Lucky 13, a womens a capel-la group; PATO; Bipolar Express;BoardStiff; the Alley Cats, a womensa capella group; Ukulele Orchestra;and the Beau Brummels, a men’s acapella group.The event will also feature a bat-tle of the guitars, pitting musiciansfrom the schools against one anoth-er. A $5 donation is recommended.
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North Carolina freshman David Wear sat out at Wednesday night’sgame against Florida State and willlikely miss the rest of the season,UNC athletic officials said. Associate Athletic Director SteveKirschner announced after thegame that Wear suffered an injuredleft hip in practice Thursday. Afterthree days of examinations, doctorssaid Wear had loose bodies, likely cartilage, in his hip which caused aclicking sound when he ran.Doctors will continue to look at Wear’s hip, but Kirschner said thatthey do not expect Wear to be ableto play the rest of the season. Wear was averaging 2.9 points in 10.4minutes per game this season. Hehad appeared in every game before Wednesday’s.
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Six actors will try to remind audiences what matters most in life by illustrating whatthey learned in kindergarten while honoringthe memory of a beloved professor.The cast and crew said they hope tohonor the memory of UNC professor andPlayMakers Repertory Company’s KennethStrong, who died Jan. 12 after a long battle with cancer.The production, “All I Really Need ToKnow I Learned In Kindergarten,” is spon-sored by Carolina Cancer Focus and basedon the book by Robert Fulghum. All pro-ceeds from the play go directly to the UNCLineberger Comprehensive Cancer CenterFund for Brain Tumor Research.Strong chose the play because he lovedthe message, said director Sarah Peck.“He lived his life as if he was a kinder-gartner. He lived every day to the fullest,”Peck said. “He had such a positive outlookto life.”Strong participated in the beginningstages of the production but had to quit inthe fall when he was admitted into hospice.“This play handles the way that Ken lived,and so I think that is why he chose it. It’s notsad, it’s not ominous, it’s upbeat and that ishow he approached his cancer,” Peck said.The play consists of 17 short stories of how these elementary lessons weave intopeople’s daily lives.In remembering the lessons learned inkindergarten, each new story captures thesimple rules of life, like being nice to otherpeople and living life to the fullest.“It is about getting more in touch withthat inner child and remembering what ismost important,” said cast member Jacob Williams.Cast member Haley Scruggs said that both Sarah Peck and Katie Paxton, an assis-tant director, have incorporated Strong’sspirit in rehearsals by sharing funny sto-ries about Strong as a professor and talkingabout what his plans were for the play.“He told his cast members and everyonein his classes that he loved them every timehe left, and I have really tried to incorporatehis way of running a rehearsal into the way Ihave been treating my cast,” Peck said.The cast focused on the small personal-izations of each character. They all wear asimple costume, jeans and a white shirt forthe boys and jeans and a black shirt for thegirls. As the stories change, they add smallarticles of clothing, such as a feather boa orscarf to embody a certain character.
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“I’ve been constantly impressed with my cast’s ability to play a range of characters,from young to old, rich to poor,” Peck said.The cast and crew have also grown closeto one another while working together as ateam to put on this production. After Strong passed away, Peck said theproduction became more of a group project.In addition to rehearsals, the cast alsohad workshops to hone their acting skillsand connect with their characters.“I like that I kind of changed it into amore intimate, small cast where I could work with them and get to know them indi- vidually,” Peck said.The casting and crew has already raisedaround $2,800 for the Lineberger Center. Admission to the play is free, but donationsare encouraged. For more information ondonations, contact Holly Rio at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 966-5905. To donate online, visit www.unclineberger.org/gift/upcomin-gevents.asp.
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When UNC’s new registrationsystem takes effect March 3, stu-dents can anticipate a course selec-tion similar to shopping online.Shopping carts that explainthe status of each desired class,an improved search engine, moreregistration start dates and thereplacement of StudentCentral with the MyUNC portal will all becomponents of a sweeping changein the University’s registrationprocess.The new system will allow stu-dents to plan multiple semestersahead and use a shopping cart tokeep them informed on the sta-tus of classes. The system will alsofeature the ability to drop and addclasses simultaneously.The new system will be used toregister for the fall semester butnot summer sessions. Administrators said there will beup to nine registration dates, morethan double the current number.Students who have completedmore individual semesters willhave earlier registration times thanthose in their year who have fewercompleted semesters.“The idea is to make sure thatpeople who are closest to gradu-ation have the closest access toregistration,” Interim RegistrarRoberta Kelly said.The Faculty Council decided onincreasing the number of registra-tion start dates in 2007.Kelly said the new registrationprocess will be more supportivethan the previous system becauseinformation about course avail-ability will be constantly updat-ed.Debra Beller, communicationsspecialist for ConnectCarolina,said information for course open-ings is delayed under the currentprocess.Registration will be a part of ConnectCarolina, UNC’s newenterprise resource planning sys-tem that will allow the University to consolidate many of its activities,including registration and financialaid, into one system.ConnectCarolina has a cost of $88.1 million, making it the largestnon-capital expenditure in UNChistory, Beller said.Sophomore Andrew Phillips, co-chairman of the tech and web ser- vices committee of student govern-ment, said he has a test version of the system. He said the new system will allow the registrar to more eas-ily see trends in class enrollment.Phillips said the course searchengine will give students moreoptions and make searching forcourses easier.“It’s a course search engine onsteroids,” he said.But administrators said the tran-sition will require flexibility sincethe University has been using thecurrent registration system in vari-ous forms for the past 16 years.“You tend to forget about theflaws of the old system and focuson the flaws of the new system,”said Christopher Derickson, asso-ciate registrar.Some students saidConnectCarolina’s high function-ality will make the system morecomplex to use.“Our current registration is very simple,” said junior MaxBeckman-Harned, co-chairmanof the tech and web services com-mittee. “The thing about the newsystem is it’s a lot more power-ful, so it’s just sort of a lot morecomplex system because it has allthese new systems.”Some students will be trainedtoday as peer mentors to helpother students learn how to useConnectCarolina.
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Sam Clayton-Luce woke up early Tuesday planning to pick out hisideal room in Alderman ResidenceHall for next year.But problems with theUniversity’s Onyen authenticationcaused a delay in the launch of theOffice of Housing and ResidentialEducation’s Web site, whichallowed students returning to on-campus housing to select rooms within their current buildings.Housing officials said priorregistration dates went without ahitch, and they anticipate futuredates to go smoothly as well.The issues weren’t specific toTuesday’s housing registration but were based in the Onyen authen-tication system. InformationTechnology Services officials saidthey did not know if other resourcesaccessible by Onyen — such asBlackboard or UNC Webmail — were affected.The issue was detected by aroutine check performed by theITS help desk every Tuesday andSaturday. Because InformationTechnology Services detectedthe problem at about 7 a.m., theproblem was fixed minutes afterthe intended registration time.Registration was moved back to 10a.m. to avoid further hassle.Some students said the delay leftthem unable to register when thesite opened because they were inclass or had other obligations.Clayton-Luce accessed the siteat 10:45 a.m., after his class gotout, and said he was disappointedto find that there were not many options available.“I’m definitely happy with whatI ended up with, but I think I may have had a few more options had I been able to get on earlier,” he said.The system allowed students toselect any room for next year withinthe same residence hall as a way toallow students who feel connectedto their halls to have preferencein room choice before the generalcampus population.“In the past, the process basical-ly had two steps,” said Rick Bradley,assistant director of Housing andResidential Education. “One is youcould keep your same room, andthe other was you could move any- where else on campus. Now we’veadded a middle step.”Of the roughly 800 students who logged on to the site Tuesday,574 selected rooms.Bradley said they received fewreports of problems, which hethought was a good sign of the sys-tem’s effectiveness.
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The man who stirred contro- versy as owner of The Courtyardof Chapel Hill will appear in courttoday for a hearing on two countsof resisting, delaying and obstruct-ing law enforcement officers.Spencer Young, who was at thecenter of threats and financial dis-putes when he owned the WestFranklin Street shopping center, was arrested by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 2 at hiscondominium at 134 Meadowmont Village Circle. Young could not be reached forcomment.He had received multiple noticesfrom Paragon Commercial Bankdirecting him to pay debt owed by his business, Spencer C. YoungInvestments Inc. Young refused topay the sum, claiming his businesshad no assets, said Maj. CharlesBlackwood of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The bank thenforeclosed on his home and bought itat a Dec. 10 public auction.But Young didn’t leave,Blackwood said. When presented with a court order to leave the condoon Jan. 29, he refused to open thedoor to law enforcement officers,saying the order wasn’t valid and hehad a constitutional right to protecthis home and family, Orange County Sheriff reports state.Fearing the safety of its officersand Young’s neighbors, the sheriff’sdepartment decided not to pursue Young, Blackwood said.“We had been informed that Young had a gun and that his fian-cée and an infant might be insidethe home,” Blackwood said. Officerskept an eye on Young’s home dur-ing the weekend, waiting for him toleave, he said.On Feb. 2, officers called in theSpecial Emergency Response Team, which broke in the door using a bat-tering ram, Blackwood said. When Young didn’t followinstructions to keep his handsabove his head, he was shot witha Taser and taken to the OrangeCounty Jail, reports state. The mag-istrate, concerned about Young’smental stability, sent him to UNCHospitals where he was evaluatedand released, Blackwood said. While Young owned TheCourtyard, he was often the centerof controversy, some tenants andacquaintances said.“I’m scared of the guy,” said P. H.Craig, who owns most of the park-ing lot that serves The Courtyard.Craig said Young refused to pay rent for parking spots. Craig saidhe eventually closed off parkingspaces that he owned to Courtyardtenants and shoppers. When some of Young’s tenants,such as 3CUPS coffee shop man-aging partner Lex Alexander, wentdirectly to Craig to lease parkingspaces, Young sent more threat-ening e-mails to recipients thatincluded Alexander and formermayor Kevin Foy:“If I ever catch you in anotherone of your under-minded subver-sive dirty tricks … I will personally break your f---ing nose in a mannerthat will be so devastating, you will be reminded of your incorrigibility every time you look in the mirror.” Alexander said he left TheCourtyard shortly after. Young’s hearing will be heldat the county district court inHillsborough.
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