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The Daily Tar Heel for January 26, 2012

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By Michael Lananna
Assistant Sports Editor
Sylvia Hatchell knew some-thing needed to change. After a promising start to ACCplay, the North Carolina women’s basketball coach saw her team’ssteady ascent up the nationalrankings come to an abrupt halt.Suddenly, a team that was aver-aging 79 points per contest was barely approaching 50. Whatever the reason for thenosedive, Hatchell knew her teamneeded focus to overcome it.So before the team’s roadskirmish with Virginia Tech last week, the coach eliminated oneof the Tar Heels’ greatest off-the-court distractions: Twitter.“We just need to focus moreon what they need to do with theteam,” Hatchell said after UNC’s56-37 win against the Hokies.The victory came after theteam’s worst loss in school his-tory at Connecticut and a 52-47upset loss at home to a 5-10Clemson team.“A lot of the communicationafter the Connecticut game frompeople just was a major distrac-tion,” Hatchell said, “And they need confidence. They don’t needto be hearing it.”Hatchell isn’t the first coach toexpress concerns about Twitter.
A familiar story
Twitter has been a focal pointfor UNC athletics since a tweetfrom former football player Marvin Austin aroused suspicion of impro-priety in the summer of 2010.The resulting NCAA investiga-tion prematurely ended the col-legiate career of Austin, amongothers, and could potentially  jeopardize the football team’sfuture bowl eligibility.Former UNC football coachButch Davis levied a Twitter banand former interim coach Everett Withers maintained it, but theschool itself hasn’t requiredcoaches to do so. In fact, in theUniversity’s Sept. 19 responseletter to the NCAA’s notice of allegations, the school deniedany wrongdoing in regards to itsregulation of social networking,calling the NCAA’s allegation“unprecedented.”“The NCAA constitution and bylaws are silent with respect toany alleged institutional obligationto monitor the day-to-day commu-nications of all of its student ath-
By Jamie Gnazzo
Staff Writer
 As their campaign staffers flood campus to seekpetition signatures, candidates for student body president said they will employ a variety of strate-gies to get the required 1,250 names.For the first time, candi-dates can collect signaturesonline with an Onyen sign-in.But only three of the sevencandidates for the highestoffice said they will heavily rely on the new method.The other four candidatessaid they will dorm storm,or visit residence halls to solicit signatures. Dormstorming is permitted 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.But all of the candidates said they will speak per-sonally with as many students as possible.“Our main strategy is to be working on gettingsignatures from morning to night, whenever and wherever we can,” said candidate Will Leimenstoll.But Calvin Lewis Jr. said he is eager to gather hissignatures online.“I can reach students that wouldn’t normally stopand talk,” he said. “It’s more convenient for them togo online.”Brian Min also said he plans to use the onlinemethod because his staff numbers just 15 to 20people.“We’re outnumbered and don’t have as many  volunteers as some of the other candidates,” he said.“We can’t physically reach out to as many people.”Candidate Nico Garces doesn’t want his staffersgoing door-to-door in dorms, he said.“Even the sound of dorm storming sounds likean invasion to me,” Garces said. “I’ll use dorms as alast resort, but I’m really hoping to utilize the onlineformat.” Among the candidates who don’t plan to useonline signature collection as heavily are LeighFairley and Tim Longest.Longest said dorm storming and on-the-ground volunteer work are the strategies that will carry themost weight with students.Fairley said she will have staffers stationed allacross campus.“I’m grateful to have a dedicated and enthusiasticcampaign staff,” she said. Warche Downing said he plans to rely heavily ondorm storming and word of mouth to gain signatures.“We want to get at least 2,000,” he said.Candidates must collect 1,250 original signatures by Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. to appear on the ballot.
By Isabella Cochrane
State & National Editor
UNC-system PresidentThomas Ross recommendedtoday that schools not increasein-state tuition and fees above9.9 percent, which is lower thanUNC-CH’s 11.4 percent increaseproposal.In a memo to members of theUNC-system Board of Governors,Ross said his recommendations— after taking out financial aid— will generate system-wide rev-enues of $70 million.“One-third of those new rev-enues will come from increases innonresident and graduate tuitionrates,” Ross said in his memo.Ross’ proposal, if passed by the board at it’s Feb. 10 meeting, would be $105 less per in-stateundergraduate at UNC-CH than what the University proposed— $2.3 million less in overallproposed in-state revenue for theUniversity. And system administrators areskeptical as to whether it will beenough to revive what was lostdue to a cut in state funding of 15.6 percent, or $414 million, last year.“We don’t live in a vacuum.The simple reality is that this isa competitive market for top tierfaculty members,” said Boardof Trustees Chairman WadeHargrove at Wednesday’s meet-ing. “If we aren’t competitive inproviding resources for thosetop-tier faculty members wecompromise our reputation.”Ross’ proposed undergraduatein-state increases average 8.8 per-cent systemwide — less than last year’s average increase of 9.3 per-cent. His proposal is also a lowerincrease than the average system- wide proposal of 9.6 percent.Ross also reiterated in his rec-ommendation that every campusset aside at least 25 percent forneed-based aid.In the past, UNC-CH hasdirected about 35 percent towardfinancial aid, and ChancellorHolden Thorp said that amountneeds to increase.“I hope we will be able to putaside 38 percent with these hardeconomic times,” Thorp said.Board Chairwoman HannahGage said Ross tried to strike a balance between affordability and quality in his proposal.“Unfortunately, campuses andchancellors wanted more andfamilies and students wantedless,” Gage stated in an email.“This is not a win-win for anyone, but we all understand that wehave to do something to stabilizethe shaky ground we’ve been onsince 2008.”
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
Thursday, January 26, 2012Volume 119, Issue 139
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Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.
TLC
Ross wants 9.9 percent hike for UNC-CH
Ross’ tuition proposalis $105 less thanBruce Carney’s.
Candidates to focus oninteraction
Student body president contendersmust collect 1,250 signatures.
Coach Sylvia Hatchell bans women’s team’s Twitter use
The ban brings studentathlete social mediaissues back to light.
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REGGIE IS READY
Thrust unexpectedlyinto the spotlight,Bullock prepares tomake his first start.
By Brandon Moree
Assistant Sports Editor
Inked on the inside of ReggieBullock’s right bicep is the num- ber 252 — the area code of hishometown Kinston.For the sophomore guard,the tattoo serves as a constantreminder of where he camefrom and how he got to wherehe is today.Bullock, who missed the finalmonth of his freshman season while recovering from a kneeinjury, stands on the cusp of mak-ing his first career start when N.C.State takes on No. 7 North Carolinaat the Smith Center tonight.
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Former NBA basketballplayer Eric Montross, andothers, read to childrenWednesday night.
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‘DIARY of ASomEboDY’
 The new Lab! Theatreshow tells the story of Joe Orton, who wasmurdered by his lover,Kenneth Halliwell, in1967.
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Inside
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Online.
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NOTED.
 A lot of people want to make a “big bang” with their donations to charities, but this is just ridiculous.The West Palm Beach (Fla.) Salation Army almost got an explosie surprise Tuesday, when a grenade was found in one of theirdonation bins. The grenade was later deemednon-threatening.
QUOTED.
“He was way larger than me, and for two hours I had to watch him work my wifeinto multiple fits, screams and moans.”— “Outgunned Husband,” in a letter to the“Dear Prudence” sex column on Slate.com.The man is pissed off because he pressured his wife to swing, and then she had better sex with a fat guy. More to loe, people, more to loe.
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re you tired of always smelling like vodka, greasy food and poorchoices after a night on the town? Of course you’re not, because this is UNC and you’re all at the library studying. But if you were the kind of person who did things like go out on the town, this new aftershave may solve all your problems.The South African strip club Mavericks recently debuted a new line of aftershave designed to make you smell like you spent the night working, andnot drinking or going to strip clubs (or both). Scents include “My Car BrokeDown,” which is supposed to smell like gasoline and rubber, and “I Was Work-ing Late,” which carries odors of coffee and wool suits.So rejoice friends, now you don’t have to smell like Gucci to mask your hangover.
Smells like good decisions
From sta and wire reports
DAILY DOSE
 
Someone concealed merchan-dise at a Food Lion grocery storeat 1129 Weaer Dairy Road atabout 9 p.m. Tuesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person placed the items ina personal bag, reports state.Those items included two IceHouse beers, a cantaloupe anda chuck eye steak, according toreports. All of the items were recoered,reports state.Someone damaged property  by throwing a rock through a win-dow at 508 W. Franklin St. at 6:56p.m. Tuesday, according to ChapelHill police reports. According to the reports, thedamaged window was at theItalian Pizzeria III restaurant.Damage to the window is esti-mated at about $400, reportsstate.
 
Someone forced entry into a residence at 105 Marigold Courtand stole property, according toChapel Hill police reports.The theft took place between9:30 a.m. and 5:01 p.m. Tuesday,reports state. According to reports, a Dell lap- top alued at $600, a Wii gamingsystem alued at $100 and a can- as bag alued at $20 were stolen.The door frame of the single-family residence also incurred$200 worth of damage in the inci-dent, reports state.Someone damaged and stolefrom a ehicle parked in a parking lot at 1709 Legion Road between 5p.m. Monday and 2:51 p.m.Tuesday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person drilled a hole in the bottom of a Chey Express an’sfuel tank, reports state.The an, a 2007 model, belonged to A Better ImagePrinting, according to policereports. According to reports, $50 ingas was stolen from the tank, anddamage to the tank was alued at$100.
 
Someone threw out nails ona drieway at 323 WestUniersity Drie between 10 p.m.Jan. 19 and 8 a.m. Friday,according to Chapel Hill policereports.Someone stole bread fromoutside of a business located at1129 Weaer Dairy Road between5:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Tuesday,according to Chapel Hill policereports.The bread stolen from J&J’sDeli included four loaes, aluedat $4, and two kaiser rolls aluedat $5.
 
Carrboro Police found new graffiti on a fence near town com-mons at Carrboro Town Hall at201 W. Main St. at about 1:35 p.m.Monday, according to Carrboropolice reports.Police took seeral pictures of  the damage, but no suspect infor-mation or descriptions are aail-able, reports state.
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ora Chan talks to junior Julia Parker in front of Carroll Hall while gathering signatures in order to be on the ballot for senior class office. Wednesday  was the first day of signature collecting for candidates. “I’ve been collecting signatures pretty much all day,” Chan said.
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COrrECtIOns
Due to an editing error, Wednesday’s page 4 story, “Spillingthe beans: Coffee in Chapel Hill”incorrectly states that Three Cups’house blend is not fair trade, itis. The story also do not clearly state that the coffees in questionare only the house blend or best-seller of each coffee shop, and theinformation does not apply to allof the shops’ coffees. Sumatra isalso mislabeled as a country near Africa, when it is in fact a regionin Indonesia. The Daily Tar Heelapologizes for the errors.
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curate information published assoon as the error is discovered.• Editorial corrections will be printedon this page. Errors committed onthe Opinion Page have correctionsprinted on that page. Correctionsalso are noted in the online ver
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sions of our stories.• Contact Managing Editor Tarini Partiat managing.editor@dailytarheel.com with issues about this policy.
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 I participated in the Spanish Language Immersion program toI participated in the Spanish Language Immersion program tobolster my very basic Spanish language skills before Ibolster my very basic Spanish language skills before Itraveled to Guatemala. Focusing on language in onetraveled to Guatemala. Focusing on language in onesummer session gave me a strong foundation to livesummer session gave me a strong foundation to liveand intern in this Spanish-speaking country. Theand intern in this Spanish-speaking country. Therelationships I developed with the program’srelationships I developed with the program’steachers and graduate students are the best I haveteachers and graduate students are the best I havedeveloped with Carolina faculty anddeveloped with Carolina faculty andadministrators. I received one-on-oneadministrators. I received one-on-oneinstruction and aid, essential to masteringinstruction and aid, essential to masteringa foreign language. I would absolutelya foreign language. I would absolutelyrecommend this program to any studentrecommend this program to any studentwho wants to learn Spanish in a non-who wants to learn Spanish in a non- traditional classroom environment.
 
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
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City BRiEFS
 County extends tax listing deadlinedue to delay in mailing notifications
Orange County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the property tax deadline forthis year.Property tax listings are usually due onthe last day of January, but due to a delay inmailing notifications, the deadline is extend-ed to Feb. 29.
CampuS BRiEFS
Student Congress special electionvoting is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today
Student Congress is holding its specialelections today to fill vacant seats for the body’s spring session.Election voting will take place on studen-tlife.unc.edu, and will be open from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.There is one open seat in the NorthCampus district, one in the off-campusdistrict and two in the graduate studentdistrict.There are six students who will appear onthe various district ballots.Connor Brady, Peter “Mac” McClelland,and Jonathan Stupak are on the ballot forNorth Campus.Travis Crayton, Burke Edwards, and RossHardeman are on the ballot for off-campus.No one is on the ballot for the graduatedistrict seat.The winner will be announced tonight.
- From staff and wire reports
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By Jenny Surane
Staff Writer
 After much waiting, Rogers Roadresidents expect to see Orange County Landfill close in June 2013 — andtonight, they will ask county commis-sioners to give them more to makeup for the years their community hashosted county waste.The Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight todiscuss the impending closure of thecounty landfill on Eubanks Road. Afterit closes, all waste will be transportedto a Durham waste transfer station by truck.The Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association has made several requestsfrom the county in addition to closingthe landfill, which has operated in thecommunity since 1972. According to agenda items, com-
By Elizabeth Straub
Staff Writer
Chapel Hill trash could be dumped onDurham as soon as next year.But because of environmental concerns,Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton opposesthe plan to move local waste to the City of Durham Transfer Station when OrangeCounty’s landfill reaches capacity — andtonight, he’ll share his views with OrangeCounty Commissioners.The Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet today to discussthe future of the Orange County landfill, which could reach capacity between 2013and 2017, forcing it to close.Chilton, who has proposed building anew waste transfer station in Chapel Hill,said he hopes the board will reconsider theplan because it would take more fuel to ship waste to Durham, and because the Durhamstation does not require as many materials to be recycled. While Orange County bans corrugatedcardboard and scrap metal from its landfill,the Durham transfer station does not.Gayle Wilson, Orange County solid wastemanagement director, said incoming wasteat the Orange County landfill is inspected todetermine if it contains banned materials, but the county would no longer control theseinspections if waste is sent to Durham.“Waste would not be scrutinized to verify if the waste was being properly managedaccording to Orange County’s standards,” hesaid. “I would suspect that it is possible less waste would be recycled or diverted from the waste stream.Chilton said Orange County was the firstcounty in North Carolina to reach mandated waste reduction goals, and switching to theDurham station would undo the progress.Though Durham’s plant doesn’t requireas many materials to be separated, ChrisMarriott, solid waste disposal manager atthe City of Durham, said the transfer stationadheres to North Carolina’s laws on waste.“The City of Durham already encouragesthe recycling of cardboard and scrap metalat its transfer station,” Marriott said in anemail.Una Sammon, co-chairwoman of Students Working for Environmental Actionand Transformation at UNC’s Campus Y,said in light of the different trash policies,she thinks transferring waste to Durham isnot a long-term solution for Orange County.“It’s a problem that needs a bigger solu-tion, and there isn’t one that people are will-ing to adopt,” she said.Chilton also said the increased fuel use of transporting waste to Durham would lead toincreased air pollution. He is also concernedabout the financial impact, he said.Chilton said Carrboro and Chapel Hill willpay an additional $200,000 and $700,000in fuel costs, respectively, if Orange County  waste is transferred to Durham.“The main concern is about the additionalcost, about transporting all Carrboro andChapel Hill’s waste to that facility,” he said.
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Eric Montross, former UNC and NBA basketball player, reads to children at Read-a-thon Night at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School on Wednesday.
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By Janie Sircey
Staff Writer
Fifth-grader Bonnie Stolt says she has beenreading at least 100 minutes a day since her ele-mentary school began its 14th annual Read-a-thon.She and the rest of the students at Frank PorterGraham Elementary School are aiming to read thatmuch everyday from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3. Their effortis part of a two-week fundraiser that brought localcelebrity guest readers to the school for a specialevent Wednesday night.“It really gets people to read, considering thefact that most of the boys usually just play videogames,” Stolt said.The school’s overall goal is to read for a total of 680,000 minutes. Each student has a reading logto keep track of their minutes.“This sells itself,” Assistant Principal CrystalEpps said. “Kids look forward to it every year.”This year’s total number of minutes will be cal-culated in either March or April, said Kathy Irvin,co-chairwoman of the fundraiser.During the Read-a-thon students ask neighbors,friends and family members to pledge a set amountof money per minute or contribute a one-timedonation at the end of the fundraiser.Last year, the school raised more than $13,000,and the goal for this year is to maintain or exceedthat amount, Irvin said.The money raised goes to the PTA, which plansto use it to purchase items for the students includ-ing a new sound system for the gym.“It goes to some pretty important things that, inthese tough times, are difficult to buy,” Irvin said.Parents and children all said they were excitedabout the Read-a-thon. Wednesday’s Read-a-thon event had a “Go Wildfor Reading” theme that included a petting zoo inthe science lab and jungle-style decorations.“I really like ‘Jessica’s Jungle,’” student LoreleiPyun-Christian said of the display.The school also invited local “VIP” readers,including former UNC and NBA basketball playerEric Montross, Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton andChapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, to readaloud at the event.“I had a hard time learning to read as a child,and my grandma who was a school teacher helpedme learn,” Chilton said. “I do this in memory of my grandma.”Montross stressed the importance of books to
By Josie Hollingsworth
Staff Writer
Lifetime Fitness classes and stu-dent groups that rely on BowmanGray pool have been without a placeto swim this semester, due to safety concerns. Administrators declined to com-ment further on the condition of thefacility, and Aquatics Director DebMurray said the pool will remainclosed indefinitely.“The coatings that were applied tothe structural supports in the ceil-ing were starting to fail,” said JohnMurphy, occupational and environ-mental hygiene manager. A year-long renovation to makethe facility compliant with safety and disability regulations ended inOctober 2010. A little more than a year later, the pool has closed again.Students, including those inLifetime Fitness classes and mem- bers of the club swimming team,have voiced concern about the clos-ing of the pool.Freshman Bailie Walters, who isenrolled in swim conditioning, saidshe took the swimming class becauseof a knee condition.“This seems to be something thatshould have been foreseen and wasprobably a health risk to begin with,” Walters said in an email.Freshman Richard Mull, who isin the same class, said instead of swimming, the class has been play-ing ultimate Frisbee, tag and runningstadium stairs.Freshman David Galindo, anothermember of the class, said he wasnot satisfied with the University’sresponse to the pool’s closing.“They just want to change the classto exercise and fitness or have usdrop,” Galindo said.
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missioners received recommendationsin May from association asking thecounty to consider measures to mini-mize the long-term health effects of thelandfill on the neighborhood. Among other requests, the organi-zation has asked the county to builda community center and to connectremaining homes to public water andsewer lines.
Mitigating impacts
Many houses in the Rogers Roadcommunity rely on backyard wells, andresidents worry that seepage from thelandfill could contaminate their water. A survey by the Orange County Health Department last year foundnine of 11 wells in the Rogers Road
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community are contaminated anddon’t meet Environmental Protection Agency standards.The county has been working tocorrect what has been labelled aninjustice by residents and other com-munity members. In October, com-missioners confirmed they wouldextend water services to 67 proper-ties in the Rogers Road community,though Commissioner Earl McKeesaid some non-historic homes weren’tconnected.Since the county took control of thelandfill about 10 years ago, they havealso built sidewalks through the histor-ically minority and low-income RogersRoad community, extended bus linesto the area and planted trees, County Manager Frank Clifton said.Despite the county’s past efforts tofix the problem, not all of the requestson tonight’s agenda have been well-received by county staff in their recom-mendations to commissioners.“The problem the county has withsome of the requests is that they arenot necessarily affiliated with the land-fill,” Clifton said.The agenda states that it would not be appropriate to use money generated by a tipping fee applied to the landfill’suse to build a community center.The staff recommendation doessupport funding water hook ups withlandfill money. It also notes that thecounty and towns of Chapel Hill andCarrboro could address funding and building a community center in other ways.Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton saidhe hopes many of the requests pass.“I think we owe them the sewersin the neighborhood for putting up with our garbage for the last 40 years,Chilton said.He said he is worried, though, that if the county funds the new sewage lines,it will inspire new development in thearea that might cause gentrification.“I hope we will find a way to pre-serve the affordable housing on RogersRoad,” Chilton said. “We don’t wantmembers of the black community tofeel like they are being pushed out.”
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the students at the end of his reading.“I know movies and video games are fun, but when you read you can imagine things,” he said.“Sometimes movies don’t do the trick,”Montross said he loves reading to the studentsat the school because his own children went there.“My favorite part is watching the kids’ eyes go wide,” he said.Reader and former chairman of the Read-a-thonGlenn Simon said the event brings back memories.“I used to read aloud to my kids, and I know it was always an attention-getter for them,” he said.“It helped them focus and worked on their verbalskills. I love revisiting that with the children.”
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“I’m sick of having to drop, andI don’t want to switch around my schedule.”Kendra Loch, vice president of theclub swimming team, said the grouphas a meet on Feb. 11 but hasn’t beenable to use the pool to practice.“Practice is how we get to knoweach other,” she said. “It’s crucial to what our team is.”Other students use Bowman Gray for intramural sports and recreation.Some said they are disappointedin the status of the facility.“I just got into swimming over thesummer,” said senior Dean Segal. “I was told to swim because of physicaltherapy. Part of the reason I came toUNC was to use facilities.“We’ve tried swimming at Koury,and we’ve been denied. That’s wherethe varsity team practices,” Segalsaid.Rich DeSelm, UNC’s varsity swim-ming coach, said in an email thatKoury Natatorium is allowing rec-reational swim hours usually held atBowman Gray. Recreational hours atKoury are noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.“I guess it’s a good thing that they closed it,” said freshman Ryan Joyce,a member of the swim conditioningclass.“It’s safety before anything else.”
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