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The Daily Tar Heel for February 10, 2011

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resources to make Creighton soc-cer a national power.” As a result, the University hasnamed the program’s top assistant,Carlos Somoano, head coach on aninterim basis. Team spokespersonDave Schmidt said the athleticdepartment will conduct a hiringsearch for the position and thatSomoano will be considered as a
by Daniel wiser
staff writer
In addressing the StudentSupreme Court on Wednesday, theman who wants to release studentelection results rehashed his argu-ment: that nobody can challengeIan Lee’s candidacy almost twomonths after it was ruled legal.Now, it’s up to the court todecide whether that’s a solid argu-ment.In a formal filing answeringallegations by former StudentCongress speaker Deanna Santoro, Andrew Phillips, chairman of theBoard of Elections, requested thatthe court not hear the case whilerepeating several of the argumentshe made in his motion to dismissit.Santoro resigned as speaker onMonday to sue the board for allow-ing Lee to run for student body president without stepping downfrom his position as student body secretary — which she said is pro-hibited by the Student Code.Jessica Womack, the court’s chief  justice, said there will be no deci-sion on whether to hold a pre-trialhearing until she receives briefsfrom both parties by 5 p.m. today.Phillips said Santoro did not filethe complaint within the 96-hour window for challenging a decision.The board ruled to allow Lee’scandidacy on Dec. 13, but Santorosaid a conversation with Phillipson Sunday renewed her ability tofile.Phillips dismissed that argu-ment, writing in his response thatthe conversation marked an “ill-guided effort to revive an other- wise belated action.”He also argued that Santorolacks standing to present thesuit, saying she does not fallunder any of the three criteria for bringing action against the elec-tions board, one of which is beingdirectly and adversely affected by a decision.Santoro argued she was directly and adversely affected because shefelt she had to resign as speaker inorder to sue.“This case presents a multitudeof problems that have existed thiselection year,” Santoro said.Phillips countered, writing thatthe “adverse effect the plaintiff experienced was caused by her voluntary decision to resign. While the candidates join thestudent body in awaiting theresults, the candidates have theadded pressure of the board auditon their campaigns.Candidates were required tosubmit their financial statementsto the board Wednesday by 5 p.m.Phillips said the statements must be reviewed by the board to certify the election results, but the courtinjunction has placed the entireprocess on hold.The candidates said they areready to know how the students voted.Lee said he simply wants a reso-lution to the campaign season andthe suit that questions the legiti-macy of his candidacy.“Everybody would like to stopthe uncertainty and be able toknow what comes next,” he said.Other candidates expressedfrustration that the results werealready in the hands of a board
The Daily Tar Heel
 Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
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thursday, february 10, 2011 VOLuMe 118, Issue 150
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by aaron Taube
assistant sports editor
If North Carolina men’s soccercoach Elmar Bolowich returns tohis fourth consecutive College Cupnext season, he won’t be taking theTar Heels with him. After 22 years at the helm inChapel Hill, the winningest men’ssoccer coach in UNC history resigned Wednesday in order to become the head coach at CreightonUniversity in Omaha, Neb.“I am very honored and excitedto formally accept the head coach-ing position for the men’s soccerteam at Creighton University,”Bolowich said in a press release.“(Creighton Athletic Director)
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by jonaThan jones
sports editor
DURHAM — Tyler Zeller sat with a Gatorade toweldraped across his body.The junior had won big at Duke. He had lost even bigger at Duke. But this had never happened.Up by as many as 16 in the first half, North Carolinacouldn’t keep a lead that seemed too good to be true asUNC fell 79-73 to the Blue Devils.“Personally it hurts more this year,” Zeller said.“Obviously, my freshman year we were ecstatic. Last yearthey dominated us the whole game. Tonight we shouldhave won. We shouldn’t have given them the opportuni-ties we did.”Zeller did everything he could in the 32 minutes hesaw on the floor. He posted a team-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shootingand grabbed 13 rebounds, seven of  which were offensive. He led the TarHeel charge down low as UNC out-scored Duke 48-24 in the paint.But the Tar Heel intensity that helped UNC to an 8-0start to the game was lacking as the teams came out of intermission. The first half saw 43 UNC points to Duke’s29, as Zeller was just a rebound shy of a double-double.Kendall Marshall, coming off the biggest game of hiscareer against Florida State, dished out four assists inthe first half, three of which were to Zeller and JohnHenson. The big men helped UNC to 28 points in thepaint in the first half.“I love playing with him,” Zeller said. “He gets easy layups for me. He’s a great player and a great passer.Outside of Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler, Dukecouldn’t come up with any kind of offensive productionin the first half. The Blue Devils got only 10 points out-side of the duo in the first half.Seth Curry would change that. Whereas Smith and Singler had been the only emer-gency boats on a sinking vessel for Duke, Curry camealong with life vests for all the Blue Devils.Curry posted 18 second-half points in front of theCameron crowd, going 6-for-8 in the second frame. His boost brought Duke back into contention, and RyanKelly’s 3-pointer with 9:14 left put Duke in the driver’sseat for the first time all game.“Seth Curry was big to say the least,” UNC coach Roy  Williams said. “Nolan was a load, driving to the basketand getting in the lane and making plays.”He had to step up for a Duke team that typically depends on Singler and Smith for scoring. While Smitheventually poured in 34 points for a game-high, Singler was held in check the entire night by Harrison Barnes.The freshman, whose first visit to Cameron was as muchspeculation as his entire season has been expectation,
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senior writer
DURHAM –It had to be coming.Surely the defending national championDuke Blue Devils wouldn’t allow their heatedrivals from down Tobacco Road to come intotheir house and dominate as thoroughly asNorth Carolina did in the first half of No. 5Duke’s 79-73 win on Wednesday without achallenge.That is exactly what happened – down43-29 at half, the Blue Devils stormed out of the gates, mounting an 8-0 run that put Duke back in the game.From there, the Tar Heels never recovered.“Basketball is about runs,” Harrison Barnessaid. “We knew that they would come out withextra intensity because they were down and ontheir home court, and we weren’t able to matchtheir intensity.”The oddity is that the entire eight-pointrun was contained in two four-point pos-sessions that came after Duke senior KyleSingler grabbed offensive rebounds off of freethrows.In both cases, Singler tapped the ball out of traffic to the perimeter, where Duke offensiveplayers were able to either spot up or find anopen teammate behind the arc.“Two free throws early in the second half they missed, and get the offensive reboundand score there,” UNC coach Roy Williamssaid.The first trip started when Singler misseda layup, but Ryan Kelly collected the reboundand drew a foul. After Kelly made the first free throw, Singlergrabbed another offensive rebound. Fourteen
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thursday, february 10, 2011
speaking for health
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nnelies Van Rie, an associate professor in the depart-ment of epidemiology in the Gillings School of GlobalPublic Health, gives a speech titled “Tuberculosis inHealth Care Workers: A Global Perspective” on Wednesday.
 Visit www.dailytarheel.com for the full story.
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Someone was walking arounda house looking into a windowaround 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at311 Pritchard Ave., according toChapel Hill police reports.
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Someone broke into a silver2008 Toyota Tacoma between10 p.m. Monday and 6:45 p.m.Tuesday at 408 Cotton St., accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.The person stole a GPS worth$300 and did $200 in damage tothe truck’s window, reports state.
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Someone broke into a resi-dence between 9 a.m. and 7:10p.m. Tuesday at 206 Elderberry Drive, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person stole an iPad worth$350, a flat screen television worth$1,700, an Xbox 360 worth $299and a portable PlayStation worth$150. Damage to a window was valued at $200, reports state.
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Someone stole a white 2010Toyota Corolla between 7 p.m. and8:03 p.m. Tuesday at 210 S. EstesDrive, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The car was worth $15,450,reports state.
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Someone pushed a grill over at11:16 p.m. Tuesday at 203 Ashley Forest Road, according to ChapelHill police reports.
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Someone objected to hisneighbor blowing leaves with aleaf blower at 12:29 p.m. Monday at 410 Clayton Road, according toChapel Hill police reports.
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 An 18-year-old man wascharged with four counts of iden-tity theft at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 600 W. Rosemary Street, according toChapel Hill police reports.Marcus Barton Cranford wasarrested on an outstanding war-rant ad taken to Orange County Jail in lieu of $4,000 bond, reportsstate.
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 A New York University professor who had a camera installed in the back of hishead underwent surgery to remove the deviceafter it was rejected by his body.The plan was for the camera to take picturesto be live-streamed every minute to a Qatarmuseum over the course of a year.But antibiotics and steroids didn’t treat theconstant pain the gadget caused.
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“It seemed only right for us toexplore this re-use of energy.”— Carole Gandy, a central England council- woman, on her local authority’s decision to heata swimming pool with the energy from the cre-matorium next door.In the first-of-its-kind plan, waste heat fromthe incinerator chimney will warm up the near- by leisure center and pool.
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ong Kong model Flora Cheung is set to debut a cooking show in whichshe will prepare local favorites while wearing a fully transparent apronthat leaves little to the imagination.Cheung, who has no professional culinary experience, said the risqueshow is a bid to get more men in the kitchen.“Most men don’t like to cook, but I want to get them interested,” she said.On the show, which premieres later this month, Cheung will prepare personalfavorites such as fried vermicelli and ox tongue in wine sauce.The show will be broadcast in Cantonese, but network representatives said viewers who speak any language will be able to follow.
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3:30 p..  5 p..
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literatre etre:
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Pii    iii pk    pii i i i.
Tie:
4 p..  5 p..
loation:
h h, r 239b
dinner an Afria ta:
n uii’ d. siimi i i p- ai i i  k “cp ri  si‘w ri’”   j  i i.
Tie:
6:30 p..  9 p..
loation:
fex g eic, r 4003
ca oentar:
w  “c: a aio,” i k  k cg,  ip ai  c w.
Tie:
7 p..  9 p..
loation:
sj h sc, hik mippr
Eropean sties etre:
c m,  pii p  l’ uii wi, i i  i “a aii app  f  ep.”
Tie:
7:30 p..
loation:
h a c i-i
Internship info session:
l   ii-i iip i u ep u,  izi p ’ i i ai i.
Tie:
7:30 p..  8:30 p..
loation:
d h, r 207
Art reeption:
t a, unc’  , i   p-i   pi  f’xii.
Tie:
5 p..
loation:
t a, 137 er s.
Pervian aret:
Pk i  i  Pi k  p  i    PPj, i i i  i     p.
Tie:
6 p..  9 p..
loation:
f f g, 406 e.mi s., c
Woen’s hora onert:
li   i ji unc w’ g c   -.
Tie:
8 p..
loation:
hi h ii
coMMUNiTY cAleNDAr
ToDAYfriDAY
t k  l uii,-il l@ilyl..ev will  puli i wpp  i  y  y  y k pl.suii u   i y  pig pulii .
 
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thursday, february 10, 2011
T Nw
The Daily Tar Heel
Campus Briefs
UNC osso wns nwwts awad o naatv
Randi Davenport, executive direc-tor of the James M. Johnston Centerfor Undergraduate Excellence atUNC, has received the 2011 GreatLakes Colleges Association New Writers Award.Davenport’s book, “The Boy WhoLoved Tornadoes: A Mother’s Story,is a narrative about her challenges asthe mother of an autistic son. It wonin the creative nonfiction category.The award goes to new authors’first published volumes of poetry,fiction or creative nonfiction.Davenport, who is also anadjunct faculty member in thedepartment of English and com-parative literature, will go on tourto GLCA member colleges as partof the award. She will speak to stu-dents and faculty about her book.The book has been praised by TheLos Angeles Times and Publisher’s Weekly reviewers, among others.
UNC gaduat honod wthgona awad o tachng
UNC graduate Callie Smith, afirst-grade teacher at Bogue SoundElementary School in Newport,has been chosen as the SoutheastRegion’s Teacher of the Year.Smith, one of nine teachersaround the state to gain a regionaldistinction, is a North CarolinaTeaching Fellow.She was named the 2010-11Carteret County Public SchoolSystem Teacher of the Year in May,after which she became a regionalfinalist.She was visited at her school by N.C. Department of PublicInstruction judges, who observedher in her classroom.Smith majored in elementary education and biology at UNC.She has also taught in Raleigh andDurham.
Studnts, Tho atcatn natona nnovaton ta
UNC students and ChancellorHolden Thorp participated in adigital town hall talk titled “Finding Work, Finding Our Way: Buildingthe Economy & Jobs of the Future”on Wednesday.The forum, which was spon-sored by Microsoft and hosted by The Atlantic Magazine, was held in Washington, D.C.It featured industry expertssuch as Treasury Secretary TimGeithner, Federal CommunicationsCommission Chairman JuliusGenachowski and Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell, who answeredquestions asked by students fromUNC and Miami University of Ohio, who participated in theforum by webcast.Shruti Shah, a senior who wasone of six students to participatefrom UNC, said that the event was both interesting and pertinent tocollege students, especially thoseentering the job market amidst achallenging economy.“I’m a senior,” she said. “I have a job, but a lot of my friends do not.”Shah said that the panelists—including Thorp — talked aboutthe importance of innovation inimproving the economy, an issueshe said should be addressed.“It was an honor to be a part of it,” she said.Shah said UNC students submit-ted videos showcasing entrepre-neurship at the University, which were posted on The Atlantic web-site prior to the event.
sporTs Briefs
NCAA uhods ts ung ona McAdoo’s ngt
The NCAA has upheld its deci-sion of permanent ineligibility for junior defensive end MichaelMcAdoo.“We appealed this decision because we believed it was unfairand we continue to believe that,”UNC athletic director DickBaddour said in a press release.The University is still working with the NCAA to resolve the pend-ing case involving current footballstudent-athlete Devon Ramsay.
CiTY Briefs
Oganzatons ght ovtthough soca mda gam
Urban Ministries of Durhamand the McKinney advertisingagency have teamed up to launchthe online game SPENT, whichuses social media to educate peopleabout poverty, homelessness andthe non-profit organization.To play, log onto http://play-spent.org. Gamers will be chal-lenged to make it through themonth on their last $1,000, afterlosing their job and home whilelearning about how changes inemployment, housing, medicalcosts and other expenses can cre-ate unexpected shortfalls.The game also allows users todonate money and find ways to getinvolved with Urban Ministries.
-From staff and wire reports
Plymale sentenced for
cocaine
P:bggp no 
by Will DOrAN
AssistAnt University editor
Jonathan Ray Plymale, a defen-dant in a 2009 cocaine bust thatcontributed to a University reviewof the Greek system, was sentencedto nearly two years in jail Tuesday.Plymale, 24, was sentenced to 20months in jail plus five years of pro- bation, after pleading guilty to sev-eral charges, including felony con-spiracy to traffic cocaine, traffickingcocaine and maintaining a dwellingfor keeping a controlled substance.That sentence was relatively lenient because he immediately cooperated with the investiga-tion, said Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall.“The standard punishment is35 to 42 months,” he said. “The judge deviated from that becausethe judge found that Mr. Plymaleassisted the police. According to court documents,Plymale made a full confession topolice and provided informationregarding the addresses and otherdetails for four local drug dealersin Burlington and Chapel Hill.Efforts to act on that information were inhibited by the community’sawareness of Plymale’s arrest, courtdocuments state.Plymale was arrested Sept. 15,2009, after a police informant bought cocaine from him at theChancellor Square apartment of Eliza Vaughan. She was sentenced to36 months of probation in October. Woodall said Vaughan received alighter sentence primarily becauseshe was tried by a different judge,although they faced roughly thesame charges.Police found 76.8 grams of cocaine at Vaughan’s apartmentat 211 Church St. They later foundabout 121 grams of the drug inPlymale’s apartment in a buildingassociated with the UNC chapterof Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.The busts led to the arrests of five others.Combined with the death of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity President Courtland Smith earlierin the year, administrators gavethe Greek system more scrutiny and are considering new rules forfraternities and sororities.But despite the attention thearrests garnered, officials say theamount seized — while certainly large — was not out of the ordinary.“The only thing that made thisunique to people was that they werestudents or former students andselling to other students,” Woodallsaid. “We’ve had other cases thanthis that were much bigger.”Chapel Hill Police spokesmanKevin Gunter said the amount of drugs seized was “unprecedented”for an investigation involving most-ly college students. But Gunter saidhe didn’t think the busts spoke forthe University or Greek system asa whole.
snnc i  n co-nn’
JonathanPlymale
 
a c 20  ja a a  pba.
bOG to discusssafety, growth
by TAriNi pArTi
stAte & nAtionAl editor
The day before the UNC-systemBoard of Governors’ monthly meeting and expected discussionon budget cuts, Gov. Bev Perdueannounced good news for the state— especially for the UNC system.Perdue said in a YouTube video Wednesday that the state’sexpected budget shortfall could be$1 billion less than the predicted$3.7 billion, which means cuts tostate institutions — including theUniversity system — might not beas severe as expected.But the board will continue itsdiscussion regarding the budgettoday among other issues rangingfrom tuition to campus safety.Here are some of the big itemson the agenda:
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The board will continue toplan for the upcoming cuts in statefunding.The system has been prepar-ing for up to 15 percent cuts.Furloughs, layoffs and early retire-ment incentives for tenured faculty are all on the table.Thousands of course sectionssystem-wide and entire degreeprograms and departments couldalso be slashed.The UNC system has lost $575million in state funding in the lastthree years. The majority of thosecuts were on the administrativeside, so this year universities are being forced to take on the aca-demic side.
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The board is also workingtoward changing the way it fundsenrollment growth for universities.Former President Erskine Bowlesrecommended linking enrollmentfunding to graduation and reten-tion rates.Through this recommendation,the system plans to ask the N.C.General Assembly for $45.8 mil-lion for 2011-12.UNC-Pembroke will not beallowed to increase the size of its freshman class, and UNC-Greensboro and Western CarolinaUniversity will face restrictedgrowth.
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Tuition proposals for all 16campuses will be voted on to sendto the N.C. General Assembly forfinal approval.The proposed increase forundergraduate residents at UNC-CH is $313.
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The system will also begin toprepare for a decrease in federalPell Grants for the 2011-12 fiscal year because it would put a greater burden on the state’s resources forneed-based aid.
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The board is also recommend-ing that the budget for UNC-CH be reduced by $158,225 for thecurrent fiscal year because theUniversity exceeded the number of out-of-state freshman it is allowedto enroll.The system requires universities
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uCommon n pon
Lw n  ping incin
by brOOke HefNer
stAff writer
Student Body President HoganMedlin and Board of ElectionsChairman Andrew Phillipsresponded today to claims thatthey violated the Student Code inallowing for a Union renovationfee to go on the ballot.The response comes after theStudent Supreme Court enjoinedto delay the release of electionresults.Their answer claims that those who brought the suit lacked stand-ing to challenge their decision.Medlin and Phillips requestedthat the court deny the plaintiffs’demands for a court decision andlift the injunction.Jessica Womack, chief justice of the court, said the court is waitinguntil the briefs submission dead-line passes at 5 p.m. today beforediscussing the suit.Medlin and Phillips denied all but two of the seven allegationsagainst them. They said they were without knowledge of one andadmitted to another in part.There is no specific time limit set
dn ni ll  wo complin
by CHelSeA bAiley
stAff writer
Students from the UNC Schoolof Law will meet at noon today to discuss how to balance stu-dent safety and public access toUniversity facilities in response totwo instances of trespassing last week.School officials contacted theDepartment of Public Safety twicelast week after students com-plained about trespassers on theschool’s grounds.Police issued one trespasser a warning and arrested the otherafter a background check showedmultiple warrants for his arrest.The incident has sparked a larg-er conversation about how muchaccess the public should have tocampus institutions. As a public institution, theUniversity cannot prevent mem- bers of the community from usingthe library and other facilities, butstudents want to talk about waysthey can improve safety.“What we have to do now isstrike the balance between appro-priate access and what needs to bedone to continue to ensure a safeand supportive environment forstudents,” said Katie Bowler, assis-tant dean for communications atthe law school.Community members, includingpeople who live at the local Inter-Faith Council for Social ServicesCommunity House, frequently usethe computer and media facili-ties at the law library, said Shelly Mason, an IFC resident.Mason said he comes to thelibrary to read the papers andrelax.“I like to keep up with the localand national news,” Mason said.“Eventually I think I’ll branch outand read about law because I liketo read about the old cases.Third-year law student Shelly  Anand said she worries thedebate over public access couldlead to profiling of community members.“I don’t think these individualshave any idea that all of these dis-cussions are going on,” she said. Anand said it is possible for stu-dents to feel secure at the school
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for the duration of the injunction onelection results.“There is a vote,” Union DirectorDon Luse said. “We just don’t know what the vote is.”Congress members AdamHorowitz and Leah Josephsonand co-plaintiffs Chelsea Cook andChristopher Lane claimed that theUCommons campaign lacked eli-gibility and offered incentives forsignatures.Medlin and Phillips deniedthese claims, saying that the refer-endum does not apply to all aspectsof election law, some of which they deemed vague.“While the plaintiffs have iden-tified the relevant portion of theStudent Code, the plaintiffs failed todemonstrate how they were directly and adversely affected by the elec-tion act,” Medlin and Phillips wrote.“Simply citing the Student Code isnot adequate in establishing stan-dards.”That’s similar to the actionPhillips took with regard to theinjunction to delay release of the student body president elec-tion results. Phillips said plaintiff Deanna Santoro, the former speak-er of Student Congress, lackedstanding because she was notdirectly and adversely affected by Ian Lee running for student body president.In the UCommons case, Medlinand Phillips were accused of notresponding to complaints of elec-tion law violations during the cam-paign. If passed, the referendum would have raised student fees by $16 each year for 30 years, begin-ning in the 2011-12 academic year,to pay for renovations.Medlin and Phillips said thecomplaints against the UCommonsreferendum were not in violationof the code.Phillips said that in the case of election controversies, injunctionsare common.“That’s what the plaintiffs askedfor and that’s what they got,”Phillips said.Horowitz said he had no doubtthat the case would move forward.“I am confident that the injunc-tion will not be dismissed and that it will go to hearing,” Horowitz said.Tyler Mills, president of theCarolina Union Activities Board,said he does not mind waiting forthe decision since construction of UCommons will not immediately  be taking place.“We definitely would like to hearfor some peace of mind,” he said.
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RALEIGH — As drastic budget cutsloom, student government leaders fromacross the state beset the N.C. General Assembly Wednesday to plead for minimalcuts to the UNC -system schools. At its annual Students Day at theCapitol, the UNC Association of StudentGovernments, a collection of delegatesfrom all 17 UNC-system schools, discussedthe system’s funding with lawmakers as they  begin to search for areas to cut. A total of 49 students lobbied for ASG’sthree legislative priorities: maintainingfunding for financial aid, keeping tuitionrevenues on campus and requesting fund-ing for enrollment growth.The association is funded by an annual $1fee from every student in the system. Fundshelp pay for delegates’ hotel and travel costs.Students met with every member of theN.C. Senate’s education committee andappropriations sub-committee, includingthe Democratic leader Sen. Martin Nesbitt,D-Buncombe.They also met with many of the corre-sponding committee members in the N.C.House.“Everyone’s been very receptive and somehave been very realistic in saying there’sno money for increased education fund-ing,” said Jared Hopkins, vice president of student government at Western CarolinaUniversity.“We just tried to emphasize the impor-tance of higher education and that there’s adirect relationship between education fund-ing and unemployment in North Carolina.”The students’ lobbying efforts come inthe wake of UNC-system President Thomas
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“You can’t make assumptionsabut a whole campus or a wholecommunity based on one case,” hesaid. “I would caution people againstmaking those assumptions.”Tucker Piner, the formerInterfraternity Council president,said that although he doesn’t believe drug use is or was a largeproblem in the Greek system, thearrests served as a wake-up call.“We really took a hard look at thepeople in our chapters, who you wantrepresenting you,” he said. “I’m of the belief that we should take every eventand try to turn it into a positive.”
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