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The Daily Tar Heel for April 13, 2011

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UNC-System Budget
Proposed Cuts 2011-2012
$483 million
2010-2011 cuts
$43.2 illion
2009-2010 cuts
$296.6 million
2008-2009 cuts
$257 illion
2007-2008 cuts
$21.1 million
the sole dissenting vote and saidshe’s disappointed in the lack of transparency and communicationthroughout the process.“It’s very disconcerting that allof a sudden after 24 years, that it’sthis or nothing,” Gist said. “Insteadof fitting in with the neighborhood,it would put commercial pressureon the neighborhood.A March 22 public hearing raisedconcerns about possible increasedtraffic congestion around the siteand prompted further discussion.Most of the opposition came fromHillsborough Road area residentswho worried that the proposed loca-tion would create issues with trafficcongestion, pedestrian safety, lackof parking and the preservation of the historic neighborhood.Carrboro resident Jeff Rubishspoke in opposition of the rezon-ing proposal at the meeting.“People spent a lot of money onpreserving the integrity of theirhistoric homes,” Rubish said. “It’sgoing to be devastating.“It’s like buying a Mercedes butnot having any money to put gasin the car.”But Friends of the CarrboroBranch Library representativeNerys Levy said the long fighthas left almost two generations of Carrboro residents underserved by the county library.“The interest of a few shouldnot take precedent over the needsof 35,000 people,” Levy said at themeeting.Carrboro resident EdwardBennett attended the meetingand read a letter written by MelvaOkun, who he said has lived in thetown for 34 years.“For those who believe a publiclibrary will cause heavy traffic, thebenefits of a public library wouldoutweigh that,” Bennett read.County Assistant ManagerGwen Harvey said in an interviewthat county staff will work with theCarrboro Planning Board and theN.C. Department of Transportationto address and mitigate the resi-dents’ concerns.“At this time, without having aspecific site plan, we’re not ableto be any more definitive,” Harvey said.“But we know quite surely thatthese are concerns and consider-ations that are to be addressed atthe next stage.”She said a complete technicalanalysis of the location will be car-ried out in partnership betweenCarrboro and the state transporta-tion department.Alderman Randee Haven-O’Donnell said in the meetingshe is unhappy with the conflictthe discussions of the library havecaused.“If we don’t vote for the rezoning,Carrboro is seen as inhospitable tothe southwest branch,” she said.“It’s not optimal. It’s with reser-vation and reluctancy that we feelthis site is appropriate.
Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.
The Daily Tar Heel
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
wednesday, april 13, 2011VOlUMe 119, issUe 31
by daniel wiser
staff writer
It might have not been as high as 30 percent, but itwas enough to scare UNC-system administrators.The N.C. House appropriations subcom-mittee on education released its proposedbudget for the upcoming fiscal year, call-ing for a 17.4 percent cut, $483 million instate funding for the UNC system. Eventhough the cut is lower than administratorshad recently heard in conversations with leg-islators, the reduction is high enough to affect theacademic core of the universities.To convey the magnitude of the cut, UNC-systemPresident Thomas Ross said in a press releasethat the cut would be equivalent to the combinedamount of annual state appropriations for five of the UNC-system schools: UNC-Asheville, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Wilmington, Western CarolinaUniversity and Winston-Salem State University.The legislative proposal officially recommends a15.5 percent cut for the UNC system, but adminis-trators factored in other line items — including areduction of $37.6 million in financial aid funding— to come up with a net cut of 17.4 percent.At last week’s UNC-system Board of Governorsmeeting, administrators discussed the possibility of a 15 percent cut in state funding. That cut wouldeliminate 3,200 positions — including 1,500 fac-ulty — 9,000 course sections and 240,000 classseats systemwide. The system has not yet releasedprojections for the 17.4 percent cut.“Permanent net cuts totaling nearly $483 mil-lion could not be absorbed without inflictingirreparable damage to our academic quality andreputation,” Ross said.In the last three years, the system has already cuta total of $575 million, 23 percent in expenses andnearly 900 administrative positions.UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp also releaseda statement about the potential impact of a perma-nent cut of more than $75 million on faculty andcourse offerings at the University.Thorp said cuts to the UNC system were “dispro-portionate” compared to proposed cuts for othereducation divisions, N.C. Community College sys-tem and K-12 public eduction.The subcommittee’s proposal reduces state fund-ing for community colleges by 10 percent and pub-lic schools by 8.8 percent, respectively.Representatives have previously said theUniversity system has more resources at its dis-posal, such as tuition increases and endowments,
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by elise young
senior writer
A legislative proposal to decreasestate financial aid funding by $37.6million for the 2011-2012 academicyear could throw University aidpackages into uncertainty.Republican leaders of the N.C.House appropriations subcom-mittee on education released theirbudget proposal, which includes a$483 million cut for the UNC sys-tem, Tuesday afternoon.If the proposal passes, need-based aid would be limited to ninesemesters beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year, and schoolswould have significantly less to giveout in aid.“We’ve just got a lot of things upin the air,” said Steve Brooks, direc-tor of the N.C. State EducationAssistance Authority.The University has seen a mod-est increase in financial aid appli-cations this year and has sent outsome award statements, said Shirley Ort, associate provost and directorof scholarships and student aid.But students must read thefine print, which says the awardamount hinges on federal and stateaid appropriations, Ort said.“The world of financial aid isvery uncertain, even in good times,”she said. “In bad times, it’s evenmore problematic,” she said.The University has never had toretrospectively lower aid awards
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by Jeanna smialekand andy thomason
assistant University editors
Less than a day after ChancellorHolden Thorp publicly condemneda hate crime against freshmanQuinn Matney, the Department of Public Safety determined Matney had falsified his report to police.
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by Corinne white
staff writer
Hopes of a free-standing library in Carrboro will become a reality in a matter of years after the proj-ect was approved by the CarrboroBoard of Aldermen on Tuesday night.Aldermen voted 6-1 torezone property located at 210Hillsborough Road to create thesouthwest branch of the OrangeCounty Public Library system.The site will be rezoned from aresidential to a business classifi-cation.The move signified the board’sgood faith in the decision of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, Mayor MarkChilton said.“This will be an opportunity tochange what our relationship withthe county commissioners has beenin the past,” Chilton said.Construction costs of the newlibrary will total $7.5 million, butthis will be cheaper than the $60per resident alternative fee to use theChapel Hill Public Library, which isnot part of the county system.The Carrboro library, which iscurrently housed in McDougleMiddle School, is a part of thecounty’s library system.Alderman Jacquelyn Gist cast
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Matney, who is gay, said Monday that a man grabbed his wrist, insult-ed his sexual orientation and burnedhim early in the morning April 4on the Craige Residence Hall foot-bridge, leaving him with third- andfourth-degree burns. Matney filed areport with campus police April 5.But after talking with Matney lateTuesday afternoon, DPS detectivesfound the report to be false, saidWinston Crisp, vice chancellor forstudent affairs. As a result, officialssaid the University will not reportthe incident as a hate crime.“The aggravated assault didnot take place,” Crisp said, addingthat he believes no one other thanMatney acted dishonestly.Matney could not be reached forcomment Tuesday.Officials declined to commenton why Matney falsified the report,but said the student will likely facecharges for his actions.Matney is still enrolled at UNC,said University spokesman MikeMcFarland in an email. McFarlandadded that he is unsure of whatcharges the freshman might face.The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender and Straight Alliancerallied around Matney’s account
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Monday. The group planned tohost a public forum in place of itsregular weekly meeting Thursday,and administrators said they wouldattend in support.“It’s a horrible thing for theUniversity community to have togo through the emotional roller-coaster of all these kind of things,”Crisp said.Billy Kluttz, co-president of GLBTSA, said he could not com-ment because he and members of hisgroup do not know all of the facts.
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this day in history 
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dth/lydia harrell and Meg wrathersoUrce: University of north carolina general adMinistration
Cut includes:
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wednesday, april 13, 2011
scooper cooper
tudent Body President Mary Cooper volunteers atBen & Jerry’s in support of Free Cone Day on Tuesday.UNC Dance Marathon worked with the store to sellmerchandise and collect donations for Dance Marathon. Theannual ice cream event was held from noon until 8 p.m.
dth/mary koenig
Police log
Someone attempted to enteran apartment through a balcony window at 3 a.m. Monday at 200Westminster Drive, according toChapel Hill police reports.
Someone stole from anunlocked vehicle between 6:30p.m. Sunday and 7:54 a.m. Monday at 3 Iris Lane, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person stole a Kindle worth$139, a Garmin GPS worth $300and another GPS unit worth $200,reports state.
Someone spray-painted a Porta-Potty and the foundation of a houseat a construction site between 12:01a.m. April 5 ad 9 a.m. April 6 at 1034Highland Woods Road, accordingto Chapel Hill police reports. Theincident was reported on 9:32 a.m.Monday, reports state.Damage to the Porta-Potty wasvalued at $50, and damage to thehouse foundation was valued at$500, reports state.
Someone backed their 2007Toyota into the wall of PantanaBob’s at 3 p.m. Friday at 300 W.Rosemary St., according to ChapelHill police reports. The incidentwas reported 9:51 a.m. Monday.Damage to the business wasvalued at $300, and damage tothe vehicle was valued at $500,reports state.
Someone left the scene afterhitting a dog with his or her vehi-cle at about 9:03 p.m. Monday at1301 E. Franklin St., according toChapel Hill police reports.
A 23-year-old Chapel Hill manwas charged with being drunk anddisruptive and panhandling nearan ATM machine at 11:55 a.m. at100 W. Franklin St., according toChapel Hill police reports.Dah Dah was arrested afterhe panhandled aggressively andstopped traffic. He was taken toOrange County Jail in lieu of $300secured bond, reports state.
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Farin isssion:
a     Js          .
5 p..  7:30 p..
h a c -
jason Poo da:
t-  p  p     xp-  J P.
6 p..  7:30 p..
P c
doentar sreenin:
w“t b h,”            p . t      q-     .
7 p..
s h, r 1a
bonnaroo oo reain:
c t l g        b  . f  p   e ca m d b.
7 p..  9 p..
l g cé bq, 601 w. m s., c
Astrono prora:
l  p,   -    p    -   . r  -p..
7:30 p..  9 p..
m P s c
Resiene ha rave:
P  . f    p.
9 p..  
c cc
Free stff:
w  t-      r h a.
10 ..  2 p..
t P
Water Raeih ta:
h      -  p  s wr,  , p  -   n c. P   p 5 p..
5:45 p..
w l
Anti-vioene prora:
m Pj d  m  c       .
7 p..  10 p..
t P
cassia onert:
v Jk  p p  b  p.
7:30 p..
m h
t k  l uii,-il l@ilyl..Pl ilu    v i  uj li.ev will  puli i wpp  i  y  y  y k pl.
wednesday, april 13, 2011
T Nw
The Daily Tar Heel
Ticket policy to change little
sovto  thtoc 
residents fealong-tem isks
by Lauren ratcLiffe
staff writer
By the time incoming freshmenstep foot on campus for orientation,any changes to the basketball ticketpolicy should be set in stone.But students hoping for bigchanges to the ticket policy arelikely to be disappointed.Caitlin Goforth, president of theCarolina Athletic Association, saidher objective is to set up next year’spolicy early so that the CAA canbetter communicate with students“My goal is to get this policy fasttracked so that we have it done by C-TOPS,” Goforth said. “We’reworking to get information atC-TOPS so we can pass it along tothe incoming freshmen.The only major changes willinvolve how the CAA will tell stu-dents about the policy and avail-able tickets.“I would say the core of the tick-et policy is going to be the same,”Goforth said.Under the current policy, twotickets are distributed with threephases for entry to students who areselected in an online lottery system.But some students have advo-cated for a merit and punishmentsystem that would reward studentswho use their tickets and penalizethose who let their tickets go towaste, Goforth said.“The few people who want themerit system are making theirvoices heard right now,” she said,
n mt, hmt tm  
by cheLsey DuLaney
staff writer
The 40-year-old remains of adry cleaning company are push-ing UNC student Emily Rude outof her home.Carrboro issued two pressreleases last week stating that aninvestigation into dry cleaningsolvent contamination near 408W. Weaver St. is underway.The building, which is nowoccupied by Summerwind Poolsand Spas, housed dry clean-ing company MEM One-HourMartinizing during the 1970s.Rude, who lives directly behindthe building, said she first learnedof the situation about a monthago when the N.C. Departmentof Environment and NaturalResources began testing the area.Rude said department officialsinstalled an air quality tester in herhome and found unacceptable lev-els of contamination.“It’s a long-term risk exposure,and I don’t want to heighten my risk,” she said. “Who knows howlong it’ll take to get the problemfixed?”Rude and her son are in the pro-cess of moving out of the home.The contamination was firstdiscovered in 2009 when stateofficials found the dry cleaningsolvent Perchloroethylene in a testwell at another location.The owners of the Summerwindbuilding volunteered for testingafter the state department’s find-ings, department spokeswomanCathy Akroyd wrote in an email.“This was found to have migratedfrom the former dry cleaning site at408 W. Weaver St.,” Akroyd wrote.Gillings School of Global PublicHealth professor Ivan Rusyn saidsome commonly used organic sol-vents have been linked to severaltypes of diseases and cancer.Perchloroethylene in particularhas been classified by the EPA aslikely to cause cancer, he said.“This particular incident isone of many in the state of NorthCarolina,” he said. “They have, tomy knowledge, a couple of hun-dred where there is ground waterand soil contamination with chlo-rinated solvents.”Rusyn, whose lab is studyingchlorinated solvents, said the con-tamination could have occurredafter cleaning chemicals were dis-posed of in an inappropriate con-tainer or poured down the drain.He said human exposure tothese chemicals can occur throughinhalation or through drinkingcontaminated water.Rusyn said responses to expo-sure of these solvents are classifiedinto two types. Acute responses canbe seen soon after exposure andinclude dizziness or headaches.Long-term responses occur overyears or decades and can includekidney tumors and leukemia.“We’re living in the chemicalworld,” he said. “If N.C. DENR finds that environmental samplescollected at the Carrboro site doexceed safety standards, they haveto decide what to do next and whatprecautions to take.”Rusyn said further testing willhave to occur before the state candetermine the severity of the con-tamination.“Then people will have to exer-cise their own judgments as to whatis best for them,” he said. “The prop-erty owners are going to be in thehardest predicament since this may influence the property values.”
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dvomt  o rom 
by Jen serDetchnaia
assistant state & national editor
Some high school students mighthave to change their summer plansif a proposed budget is passed by the N.C. General Assembly.The proposal of the N.C. Houseappropriations subcommittee oneducation — released Tuesday —includes eliminating state fundingfor the N.C. Governor’s School pro-gram and charging tuition to offsetthe loss in funding.Governor’s School is a six-weeksummer residential program forhigh school students that providesacademic and fine arts classes atSalem College in Winston-Salemand Meredith College in Raleigh.The school was tuition-free,funded entirely by the state legis-lature, until 2009. But a $475,000budget cut to the school that yearforced officials to start chargingstudents $500 for attending.And now students might have topay up to $1,700.N.C. Governor’s SchoolFoundation President Joe Milnersaid he is not surprised the fundingwas taken out of the budget giventhe state budget deficit.“But it’s a really short-sightedmove,” Milner said.To charge thousands of dollarsfor tuition might diminish oppor-tunity for blacks and other minori-ties, Milner said.Governor’s School is meant toprovide opportunities for the stu-dents who otherwise might nothave had them, he said.Tom Winton, who works forthe exceptional children’s divisionfor the N.C. Department of PublicInstruction, said the school already runs efficiently and if it attemptsto cut costs to decrease tuition forstudents, it might mean a shorterprogram or accommodating fewerparticipants.“It’s supposed to be a programfor all that qualify and are selected,”said Winton, who also served as thecoordinator of the N.C. Governor’sSchool until fall 2010.“I don’t think you could reduceit while keeping the integrity of theprogram,” he said.And students won’t be the only ones to suffer.“It’s going to kind of ruinthe statewide impact of it,”said Jim Hart, president of theN.C. Governor’s School AlumniAssociation.“A lot of students who are quali-fied won’t be able to go,” Hart said.“It will likely become studentswho are more affluent in the firstplace.”He said that he is unsure wheth-er the private sector could fill in thefunding gap since corporate spon-sorship often comes with respon-sibility to the corporation, whichmight be counterproductive for theschool’s goals.“I don’t think this is the appropri-ate thing to cut, because people whogo to Governor’s School go on to dothings that are economically benefi-cial to the state,” Hart said. “They’redoctors, they’re researchers, they’recomputer programmers.”“It’s going to have a negativeeconomic impact on the state andmake industry want to locate toother places,” he said. “It’s goingto make it more likely that some of our best students will choose to goto college outside of the state.”
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by cheLsey DuLaney
staff writer
Less than five residents turnedout to voice their opinions at apublic hearing on a proposedRosemary Street developmentwhich would bring more rentalproperties to the downtown area.Larry Short, the developer of the proposed Shortbread Lofts,said the development would bringmore foot traffic to downtown andwould fill a void in the housingmarket for rental properties forthose who can’t afford to buy con-dominiums.“By having almost 300 morepeople living downtown, they would most likely walk to the busi-nesses on Franklin Street,” he said.“I think there’s a strong demandfor rental downtown.Short previously owned TheWarehouse apartment com-plex with business partner JohnMcCormick through a limitedliability company called Rosemary Park West.McCormick, a former attorney whose clients included the ChapelHill-Carrboro City Schools dis-trict, was jailed for embezzlementin 2008 after misusing his clients’funds.Shortbread Lofts would include76 rental units and 171 parkingspaces. The building, which wouldbe located on the 300 block of West Rosemary Street, would besix stories tall with undergroundparking and a floor for commer-cial use.The project was first proposedin 2005 but was delayed because of the poor state of the economy.“The length of time has mostly been due to the economy,” Shortsaid. “Things appear to be picking
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poo nC gt mt Govo’ schoo fg
eijingDance/LDTX performs “Unspeakable”in Memorial Hall on Tuesday night. The groupwas founded in September 2005, becomingChina’s first non-governmental and independent pro-fessional dance company. The company is home to 14dancers with a diverse repertoire, and it works exclu-sively with Chinese choreographers. “LDTX” stands for“Lei Dong Tian Xia,” which translates from Chinese as“Thunder Rumbles Under Heaven.” Since its creation,BeijingDance/LDTX has traveled throughout China,Hong Kong, Europe and North America. The company will perform “The Cold Dagger” tonight at 7:30 p.m.
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up so it seemed like the best timeto go.”Phil Post, engineer for the proj-ect, said surrounding propertieswould also benefit from the devel-opment because all undergroundutilities would be updated.Post also said the buildingwould include recreation spaceon every level, like climbing walls,gym space and family recreationareas.“The activities will apply to a wideage population that we think is goingto be in the building,” Post said.But some residents are con-cerned about how the developmentcould affect traffic and downtownappearance.Chapel Hill resident WillRaymond said he would like to seemore information about how thedevelopment could help serve thepublic and how it will affect theNorthside community.Northside is a historically blackand low-income neighborhoodwhere development projects havesettled in the past, often withouttheir consent, Raymond said.Members of the Northsideneighborhood voiced their oppo-sition to further development at aMarch 28 town council meeting,citing Greenbridge as the mostrecent development placed in theneighborhood without their con-sent.“Greenbridge is a broken prom-ise they have to look at everyday,”Raymond said. “I think that (devel-opers) have to be sensitive to theneighborhood’s concerns.Post said the town is now review-ing the developer’s plans, and they expect to receive comments backwithin a month. They will thenmake revisions and submit a newproposal to the town.He said, “Right now we’re in awaiting mode.”
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“but I wouldn’t say that’s a goodrepresentation of what the studentbody wants.”But even if a majority of studentswanted a punishment-based sys-tem, Clint Gwaltney, an associateathletic director, said the currentcomputer software can’t handle it.“We use a certain software andright now, currently, it is not anoption to have that punishmentand merit system,” he said.Gwaltney said he also has reser-vations about a merit system.“The whole idea of the systemis to be fair and equitable,” he saidadding that there are problemswith handling students who don’tget tickets the first time.Due to system requirementsand a relative lack of complaints,few changes are being seriously discussed, and students say they wouldn’t change much.“I like the three phases systembetter than what they had in thepast,” said Eric Kiechle, a second-year medical student. “There is stilla need for a better way to distributetickets that aren’t going to be used.”Freshman pre-business majorAnna Gustines suggested creating anonline forum that students would loginto to help ticket winners find peo-ple to use their unwanted tickets.Goforth and Gwaltney said they aren’t considering major changesbecause of the success they feel thecurrent system has achieved.“I think that the system workedreally well last year and anything wedo is an attempt to fine tune it andmake it better,” Gwaltney said.
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Due to a reporting error, Tuesday’sfront page story “Former Duke CRsstill seek resolution” incorrectly stated charges against Cliff Satell.He was originally charged with fel-ony second and third degree sexualexploitation of a minor, but pleadedguilty to misdemeanors.The story also misstated JohnEick’s former title with the N.C.Federation of College Republicansas co-chairman. He was chairman.Due to an editing error, an infor-mational box on page 3 incorrectly states the ratio of sex offenders toresidents in North Carolina towns.The ratio is 1 sex offender per 381people in Fayetteville, 1 to 1,142 inCharlotte and 1 to 1,880 in ChapelHill.The Daily Tar Heel apologizesfor the errors.
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Russ Harris has been awardedUNC’s 15th annual John AtkinsonFerrell Prize and Lectureship.Harris will deliver a lecture onMay 12 at the Carolina Club in theGeorge Watts Hill Alumni Centerfor his lectureship. His lecture,titled “Individual and PopulationApproaches to Improving theHealth of the Public: How MuchDo They Disagree?” will be hostedby the UNC Preventive MedicineResidency.Harris is a professor in theSchool of Medicine, an adjunct pro-fessor of epidemiology in GillingsSchool of Global Public Healthand serves as director of the pub-lic health school’s health care andprevention concentration.Harris’ expertise lies in cancerscreening, clinical preventativeservices and teaching populationhealth.John Ferrell, who the prizeis named for, received medicaldegrees from UNC in the early 1900s. He went on to a career inpublic health. The prize has beenendowed by his and his daughters’estates.
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Catherine Dulac and CoriBargmann were chosen as co-recipients of the 11th Perl-UNCNeuroscience Prize.The prize is named for UNCSchool of Medicine professorEdward Perl. Perl was the first todiscover 30 years ago that a par-ticular class of nerve cells respondsto painful stimuli.Past recipients of the prizeinclude four Nobel Prize winnersfor physiology and medicine.The prize carries a $10,000award and was given to the pair fortheir research on animals’ sex dis-crimination and feeding behaviors.Dulac will give a lecture follow-ing a presentation of her share of the award April 21 at 11:45 a.m. inRoom G202 in the medical biomo-lecular research building.Bargmann will deliver her lec-ture and receive her share of theaward at the 12th Annual UNCNeuroscience Symposium Oct. 13.
CiTy Briefs
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The Chapel Hill-CarrboroCity Schools Board of Educationplans to approve a contract forthe district’s next superintendentin a special session at 6:30 p.m.Thursday.Board members and the newly appointed superintendent areexpected to offer remarks. Afterthe meeting a brief reception willbe held.The board will meet in closedsession at 6:15 p.m. to address apersonal matter.
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The Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed Tuesday the most efficient ways to carry outa recently adopted developmentordinance, emphasizing the impor-tance of preventing delays.The Unified DevelopmentOrdinance, adopted during theApril 5 meeting, includes thereformatting of existing county ordinances regarding zoning andproperty development.The ordinance unifies severalexisting ordinances regardinggrowth and development.Craig Benedict, Planning andInspections Director for OrangeCounty, said moving forward withthe next phase of the project imme-diately is a top priority after the ini-tial 19-month adoption process.Benedict identified three criti-cal elements of the developmentprocess — the location of the landused, design standards and approv-al processes — to further the com-missioners’ commitment to thegoal of economic development.
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