by brooke Pryor
In any baseball game, adjusting to theopponent is key, and in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s 14-2 victory against UNC-Wilmington, that’s exactly what NorthCarolina did.The inning saw four pitching changesin an effort to combat UNC-Wilmington’sstrong hitting. The twoteams combined to send15 pitchers to the moundin the game.“We got a lot of guysout of the bullpen to pitch, which is whatwe want to do midweek. A lot of peoplemight wonder what we’re doing,” UNC(19-3) coach Mike Fox said. “But when wecome out of the weekend and we’ve usedour weekend starters, we’ve got guys thathaven’t pitched.”The Seahawks attempted to baffle theTar Heels with a wide range of pitchers,including 5-foot-8 submarine pitcherAndrew Harnage and 6-foot-10 right-handed pitcher Jack Lane.Yet no number of UNC-W adjustmentscould slow UNC’s bats.“You just check your pitching chart andsee what they got warming up and take itfrom there,” North Carolina outfielder SethBaldwin said. “You watch what guys havedone at bat before if you aren’t leading off,and that’s just how we approach it.”Baldwin got things started for the TarHeels with a home run in the bottom of thethird, sailing the ball over the right-fieldfence.An inning later, Jesse Wierzbicki hit asacrifice fly to right, allowing Jacob Stallingsto score the second run of the game.The rest of the game highlighted the hit-ting abilities of the Tar Heels, as the teamamassed seven of their ten hits in the lastfive innings.Colin Moran led the way for the Tar Heelswith six RBIs, including his two-run homerun in the fifth frame that brought homeLevi Michael.“I just saw the ball pretty well and put aswing on it,” Moran said. “I thought I mighthave a chance.”Yet not all runs were scored off RBIs, asBen Bunting scored all the way from firston a stolen base and two UNC-W errors inthe sixth inning.Errors plagued both teams as UNC endedwith four. Three of these came during asloppy fifth inning that resulted in UNC-W’s only two runs.“We were sloppy in that one inning,” Foxsaid. “We’ve got pitchers that are throwingthe ball away at first and then a wild pitch …if you just don’t look at that one half-inning,we played alright.”Michael was helped off the field in thesixth frame after going down on a sprint tosecond base after Brian Holberton sent theball cruising away from the plate.Team spokesperson Dave Schmidt saidMichael rolled his ankle and is day-to-day.
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by Jonathan Jones
Dexter Strickland consistently has the toughest job on the defen-sive end of the basketball court.North Carolina’s sophomoreshooting guard has the assignmentof checking the opposing team’sbest guard, who is sometimes theopponent’s top scorer.But for his hard-nosed defenseon good players, Strickland doesn’tget the recognition like some of histeammates.“Nobody thinks they can chasehim down from behind,” UNCcoach Roy Williams said at a newsconference Tuesday. “Nobody enjoys guarding him. Nobody enjoys trying to stop him when hetakes it to the basket.“They understand that he hasn’tgotten the accolades and honorsthat everybody else has, yet they understand how important he’sbeen to our team.”In UNC’s Sweet 16 match againstMarquette on Friday, Stricklandmay cover Golden Eagles guardDarius Johnson-Odom, who aver-ages a team-high 16 points pergame.“Even the last game (againstWashington), we had IsaiahThomas we were really concernedabout and put Dexter on himand Kendall (Marshall) on their2-man,” Williams said.“It’s hard because sometimeswe’re asking him to chase guysaround screens like crazy and thenext game we’re telling him he’sgot to stay in front of the basketballwhen a guy is quick as lightning.”Although a freshman, Marshallsaid he can see improvements inStrickland’s game from last yearand can count on his backcourtteammate.“I think he’s an X factor,”Marshall said. “A lot of thingsDexter does doesn’t show up onthe stat sheet. He keeps gettingthese tough matchups but he goesup there and competes for 40 min-utes.”Prior to his 13 points againstWashington on Sunday, Stricklandhad not scored in double figuressince the N.C. State game on Feb.23. He averages 7.4 points andmore than two assists per game.He suffered a knee injury againstFlorida State in early February,but he kept it under wraps untilWilliams told the media last week.Williams said he would have sur-gery after the season, but Stricklandsaid nothing is certain.“I haven’t decided yet,”Strickland said. “The way it’s feel-ing now I don’t think I should getit. It’s treating me well. Right nowI don’t have soreness at all.”Strickland still took flight onseveral occasions late in the seasonwhile suffering the knee injury —most notably his dunk over Duke’sKyle Singler in the ACC tourna-ment championship game that wascalled a charge.“He had two magnificent playsin the championship game of theACC that were unfortunate calls,”Williams said.“Everybody looks at them laterand says, ‘Hmm, that kid didn’tget the benefit of the doubt.’ He’sreally done some good things andI think the other players appreci-ate it, too.”
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by alison lee
Hoping to lure foodies withlocal produce, gourmet chocolateand wine tastings, Hillsboroughbegan a new tour program thisweekend.Taste Carolina GourmetFood Tours held its first tour inHillsborough on Saturday, vis-iting the Eno River FarmersMarket, the Wooden Nickel,Matthew’s Chocolates, Cup A Joe,Hillsborough Wine Company andPanciuto.Hillsborough Mayor TomStevens said the tours are an excel-lent way to expand the town’s tour-ism sector.“We’re finding more and morepeople are coming to Hillsboroughbecause of the food,” he said. “I justknow that it will add to the over-all vitality of the economy and thetown.”For $41 a person, the tour allowsgroups of about 12 to visit five toeight local restaurants for tastingsand a chance to observe the foodservice process or ask chefs abouttheir work.Taste Carolina Gourmet FoodTours co-founder Lesley Strackssaid by going to area markets,tourists see how restaurants uselocally-grown ingredients in theirkitchens.“We’re hoping that people wholive in the Triangle, but don’t knowHillsborough, come and see it,” shesaid.The program also provides toursin downtown Durham, Raleigh,Chapel Hill and Carrboro.Patty Griffin, director of com-munications for the Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitor’s Bureau,said the county relies heavily ontourism, which brought in $135million to the area in 2009.Although Chapel Hill brings insignificantly more tourists thanHillsborough because of its ties toUNC, Stracks said the towns donot compete.“It’s not so much about compe-tition, but cooperation,” she said.“They all maintain the similargoal to bring people to the OrangeCounty district while competingwith other areas.”As another way to promotetourism, Hillsborough has a 1percent tax on prepared foodand beverage services. Revenuefrom the tax, which brought in$40,000 last year, is dividedbetween the town’s tourism cen-ter and local events like the annu-al Celebration of the AutomobileCar Show.Griffin said the county visi-tor’s center has an annual bud-get of $975,000, which is thendivided between the three towns.Hillsborough receives approxi-mately $70,000 to promote itstourism sector.Stevens said the town is creat-ing a trail that goes through themajor historical and natural land-marks to attract visitors.“What you’ ll find inHillsborough is primarily a smalltown experience, but it has a very distinctive history,” he said.Chapel Hill Mayor MarkKleinschmidt said he supportsHillsborough’s attempts to widenits tourist appeal.“Chapel Hill, Hillsborough andCarrboro have a synergistic rela-tionship when it comes to tour-ism,” he said. “When one does well,the others do well.”
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At the last meeting of the cur-rent Student Congress’ financecommittee, Dakota Williams tookhis last chance as student body treasurer to make a portion of theStudent Code easier to read.Williams presented the com-mittee a bill to revise Title V of the Student Code on Tuesday. Thecommittee voted to pass the bill tothe rules and judiciary committee,which will meet later this week.Williams said the title is difficultfor many student organizations tounderstand because of its lengthand lack of transparency.Title V establishes how studentorganizations apply for fundingfrom Student Congress as wellas the stipends given to studentgovernment officers. At 25 pages,it makes up almost a sixth of thelength of the Student Code.“I hate how many groups I’veseen fail to get funding becausethey missed an important detail ordeadline,” he said.Williams’ revision seeks to cleanup and reorganize the information,making the rules easier to read,he said. The bill will also cut thelength of Title V roughly in half,resulting in a 10-page document.Williams said he hopes a cleanersection will lead to more applica-tions for funds.“Really anyone can pick it up,understand it and read it,” he said.One of the biggest revisionsmade by Williams involves achange to the annual budget.Instead of having a single appro-priation distribution period forstudent organizations, the bill callsfor separate periods for the fall andspring semesters.Having separate appropriationperiods per semester will make iteasier for groups to schedule eventsearly in the school year, he said.“It saves a lot of time and ener-gy,” Williams said. “I think this isreally for the better.”Some committee membersobjected to the change, worryingthat it was too sharp a departurefrom the current document. Butafter Williams further explained thebenefits of having two appropria-tion periods each year, the commit-tee voted to accept the change.“It makes it easier. It’s more con-cise. It makes it easier to inventory,”said Chelsea Miller, chairwoman of the finance committee.“Dakota is on to something,”committee member StephenDavid Brown added. “In theory, itwill help groups plan their eventsbetter.”Another change in the bill was theaddition of an unpaid deputy studentbody treasurer, a position Williamssaid was necessary to help take onsome of the treasurer’s workload.“It’s really just an accountant,”he said. “It still should be a jobeven if it’s not paid.”Though committee membersargued over a few of the details of the bill, they agreed the revisions tothe title were necessary.“The idea here is to make thecode more clear and rewrite Title V,”said Alex Mills, speaker of StudentCongress. “If we don’t pass this, thenext Student Congress will have todeal with the word vomit of the cur-rent Title V.”
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Due to a reporting error,Tuesday’s front page story “Decadesafter rejection, 74-year-old joinsZeta Beta Tau” misstated the titlesof Michael Black and Wes Wollard.They are not the current presidentand vice president, respectively, of the ZBT chapter at UNC.Due to an editing error, Tuesday’spage “Show spins Catholic mass”incorrectly stated Sean McKeithan’stitle. He is the coordinator of com-munications and marketing atCarolina Performing Arts.The Daily Tar Heel apologizesfor the errors.
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Stanford University’s WoodsInstitute for Environment hasnamed Greg Characklis, an associ-ate professor of environmental sci-ences and engineering at UNC, a2011 Leopold Leadership Fellow.Characklis came to UNC in2001, and his research focuses onplanning water supply and treat-ment strategies. He works withcommunities in North Carolinaand elsewhere to examine how they can mitigate drought risk. He is inSwitzerland working on projectsrelated to improving water resourcemanagement in Switzerland.The Leopold proogram selects 20academic environmental research-ers as fellows annually and providesthem with leadership and communi-cations training. The aim is to trainresearchers to engage with policy makers, journalists, business leadersand communities facing sustainabil-ity and environmental decisions.Fellows are chosen based ontheir qualifications as research-ers, leadership ability and interestin communicating with audiencesoutside of an academic setting.Each fellow participates in twoweeklong training sessions.
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The College of Arts and Scienceshas an open position for a full-timemultimedia intern.The internship is a one-yearpaid editorial position in the col-lege’s communications office.The intern will produce videosand multimedia presentations forweb and other media, take photosfor news stories and publications,and assist with special events.Class of 2011 graduates withdegrees in journalism, public rela-tions, communications, video pro-duction, web design and manage-ment or news reporting, writing orediting are preferred.The intern will begin workingthis summer and will receive a full-time stipend. Applications are dueApril 15. Applicants should send aresume, cover letter, work samplesand three references to the college’scommunications office.
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The Order of the Golden Fleecewill hold its Tapping and InductionCeremony at 5 p.m. Thursday inthe Forest Theatre.The Order of the Golden Fleeceis considered the highest honorary society at the University. The soci-ety’s goal is to resolve University problems and improve campus life.New inductees are unaware of the ceremony and will first learn of their induction Thursday evening.
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The April 14 meeting of theChapel Hill-Carrboro City SchoolsBoard of Education meeting hasbeen re-purposed. It was originally planned as a regular meeting, butwill now be used for a board devel-opment session. The meeting will beheld at the Lincoln Center at 7 p.m.
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More than 20 Orange County residents voiced their opinions onthe proposed location of a Carrborolibrary branch at a public hearingTuesday night.With the bulk of the oppositionfor the 210 Hillsborough Road sitecoming from surrounding neigh-borhood residents, the CarrboroBoard of Aldermen requested moreinformation on how the library could impact local traffic flowsbefore the board makes its deci-sion April 19.While Town Manager SteveStewart said the staff would try their best to fulfill these requests,but the few weeks before the nextmeeting don’t leave them muchtime for thorough analysis.“Asking for specific traffic impactsprobably can’t be done,” he said. “Thetown doesn’t have money set asidefor such a detailed site analysis.”
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