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The Daily Tar Heel Top News tuesday, april 12, 2011 3

Fire uproots Greek students Mixed-

Monday’s front page story
“Schools address student athletes’
low enrollment” states that supervi-

use loft
sion of student teachers in a modi-
fied schedule will cost $1,600 per The alarm company automati-
student. The School of Education Sprinklers cause cally placed a call to Orange County
with guys who don’t live here,”
Zitsos said.
“If all their belongings were lost, we
would work with the Red Cross.”
will seek support to cover the addi-
damage to house dispatch at 3:24 p.m. Lorant said he isn’t sure how much Lorant said about $500 worth

tional expense. Students will not The sprinkler system activated, damage was caused to the building, of food will be removed from the
have to pay the additional cost. dousing the room in water and but the house does have insurance house and stored elsewhere while
The Daily Tar Heel apologizes by victoria stilwell causing significant damage to the and an alumni house corporation the house is evacuated.
for any confusion. city editor room’s floor, which is directly above they will work with when assessing He said he can’t remember any-

About 20 men had to find a tem- the house’s dining hall. and repairing the damage. thing like this incident ever hap-
Campus Briefs porary place to stay after an exten- Because of the safety hazard, Dean Blackburn, assistant dean pening before.
Congress group meetings sion cord sparked a small fire in a the Chapel Hill Fire Department of students, was on the scene to “I’m just glad nobody’s hurt,” he
Sigma Chi fraternity house bed- ordered the fraternity’s residents assess the situation. Blackburn said said. “I’m glad everything’s OK.”
to start off 93rd session room Monday afternoon. to evacuate, Lorant said. He said if any of the students need tempo- The Town of Chapel Hill enacted
Junior Carter Lorant, president the evacuation could last “over or rary housing, the University will be an ordinance in 1996 requiring all
Student Congress committees
will meet tonight, representing the of Sigma Chi, said he was coming
under one week.” ready to accommodate them. fraternity and sorority houses, as Development to
Senior Zack Zitsos, a member of One student’s laptop was lost in well as new multi-dwelling units in
93rd session’s first group delibera- home from a run when he saw the
tions. fire trucks in Fraternity Court. Sigma Chi who doesn’t live in the the small fire, and Blackburn said the the town, to have sprinkler systems o≠er rental, retail
He said though the details are house, said he is taking in two of dean of students office will work with after a Phi Gamma Delta fire that
The oversight committee will
still being investigated, an exten- his fraternity brothers, including Information Technology Services to year caused five student deaths.
meet at 6 p.m., the finance com- by Michelle Zayed
Lorant. Everyone else is staying secure a loaner computer.
mittee will meet at 7 p.m. and the sion cord likely sparked and caught staff writer
with friends, he said. “Luckily in this case there were no Contact the City Editor
rules and judiciary committee will a mattress on fire in a second-floor A downtown development proj-
bedroom. No one was injured. “They’ll have to double-bunk significant losses,” Blackburn said. at ect in its infant stages could take a
meet at 8 p.m.
step forward at a meeting today.
Farmer author to speak at The developer of Shortbread
Lofts will hold a public informa-
food event on Wednesday
tion meeting to hear the opinions
Joel Salatin, a local food advocate of the Chapel Hill Town Council
and author of “The Sheer Ecstasy of and area residents on the feasi-
Being a Lunatic Farmer,” will speak bility and impact of the develop-
at an event Wednesday titled “Local ment.
Food Talk and Taste.” Shortbread Lofts, a proposed
The event is sponsored by the retail and residential develop-
University’s Sustainability Office. ment on the 300 block of West
Salatin will speak about the dif- Rosemary Street, would bring 76
ferences between his approach to rental apartments as well as retail
farming and that of today’s average space to the area. The project
farm. would join a list of new mixed-use
The event is free and will be held ventures in the area that includes
at 5 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center Greenbridge, 140 West Franklin
Auditorium. It is one of several and Rosemary Village.
events leading up to Earth Day on “The council has been eager
April 22. to help the downtown by getting
Salatin’s family’s farm — Polyface people to live there,” said Mayor
Inc. — is featured in the book Mark Kleinschmidt. “We think
“Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael that ultimately that has the benefit
Pollan and the documentary “Food of making the place safer.
Inc.” “It makes that lively downtown
The presentation will be fol- everybody is hungry for.”
lowed by a book signing and food If the project is approved, an
tastings. office building and the Rosemary
Apartments on Rosemary Street,
which are owned by the developer
Arts Briefs Larry Short, would be demol-
Carolina Performing Arts ished.
announces 2011-12 season Short said he has owned the
land for nearly 30 years, and he
Carolina Per forming Ar ts hopes to see the project approved
revealed its new season of perfor- in October or November and to
mances this weekend. break ground in early 2012.
Highlights of the season include The six-story building would
the return of campus favorites Alvin include two- and four-bedroom
Ailey American Dance Theater, apartments ranging from 800
the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra square feet to 1,700 square feet,
with Wynton Marsalis and ban- according to the building plan.
joist Béla Fleck, as well as new “We’re going to rent to anybody,”
performances from the Deutsche Short said. “I hope to get students
Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as well as working people.”
and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire The development would also
et Romantique, among others. increase the available parking
The season will also feature a from 151 parking spots to 171
variety of intimate alternative pro- dth Flie/Elizabeth mendoza spaces, including an underground
ductions as part of the Loading North Carolina senior Corey Donohoe set the school’s all-time points record on Saturday against Maryland. Donohoe owns several garage and designated parking for
Dock Season and five contempo- offensive records and still has two regular season games and the ACC and NCAA tournaments left in this season. retail across the street.
rary dance ensembles. However, the project could face


Season tickets will be available significant opposition.
June 6, with single tickets for all The development would be
performances for sale starting July located next to the historically
5. See www.carolinaperformin- black and low-income Northside for more information. neighborhood, which recently
Corey Donohoe breaks multiple lacrosse marks high assists tied the team high. The strong
junior year campaign resulted in Donohoe voiced opposition to further devel-
City Briefs receiving first-team All-America recogni- opment in the area at a March 28
by Brooke Pryor with 223 points. tion by IWLCA and She town council meeting.
CHCCS students named as The Greenbridge development
staff writer Donohoe didn’t stop at breaking the was also named to the All-ACC team for the
Teaching Fellows for 2011 From the beginning of her career at UNC, record — she went on to score six more second time. in Northside also faces the threat
it was evident that senior attacker Corey points for a total of three goals and four Though the final awards have not been of foreclosure.
Four students from Chapel Hill- But Short said his development
Donohoe was going to make her mark on the assists. handed out this season, as of early March,
Carrboro City Schools received would improve the community.
North Carolina women’s lacrosse program. “It’s such an amazing accomplishment Donohoe was on the Tewaaraton Award
2011 North Carolina Teaching “We would take pressure off
Her winning tenure as a member on the and I’m very honored and proud,” Donohoe watch list along with teammates Mia Hurrin
Fellows scholarships. the adjacent neighborhoods,
team has nearly concluded, but Donohoe is said. “But as coach (Jenny Levy) always and Laura Zimmerman. The list is com-
The Teaching Fellows program, Northside especially, so the town
not slipping silently into the background. says, any accomplishment like this is always prised of the top collegiate lacrosse players
started in 1986 by the General can turn to rentals,” Short said.
Instead, she has continued her strong part of an entire team effort. I can’t take full and will eventually be whittled down to the
Assembly, provides students with a The project would have to be
performance from her junior year and credit for it all. They push me every day to top male and female finalists in May.
$26,000 loan. The loan is forgiven reviewed by staff before approval,
added her name in the record books under get better.” Donohoe makes a strong case for a
if the Fellow teaches for four years but Town Planner Mike Klein said
two important categories — all-time goals Nearly a week before shattering Tewaaraton Award as she owns a .562 shoot-
in a North Carolina public school he did not see any major obstacles
leader and as of Saturday, the all-time points Thompson’s points record, Donohoe ing percentage off 36 goals from 64 shots.
or U.S. Government school. like those Greenbridge faces.
leader. replaced her all-time goals scored record This season alone the senior has started all
Fellows also get to take part in “I don’t think there is as much
“I don’t think her record breaking was against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. 13 games and has 48 points.
academic and summer enrich- of a problem with rentals as there
necessarily her goal,” senior tri-captain Much like her record-breaking goal against Donohoe may hold several impressive
ment programs while they are in is with condo sales,” Klein said.
Taylor Chumney said. “But to be the best she Maryland, Donohoe entered the game tied records, but there’s more to be done, she
college. Andrew Sowler, a resident of
could be for the team and with that came a for Thompson’s record and proceeded to said.
There are currently 3,925 Rosemary Apartments, said he has
lot of goals and assists, so I think her com- break it almost immediately. “Anybody’s number one goal is to always
Teaching Fellows teaching in 99 of heard his building would be torn
petitive fire is what got her to finally break The Jarrettsville, Md., native did not wait win a national championship,” Donohoe
the state’s 100 counties. down for several years but nothing
that.” until this season to begin breaking records. said. “And it’s all about the team goal. Really
The CHCCS students who has happened. So far, he has not
With less than six minutes off the clock Last year, she grabbed the record for num- to accomplish that would be amazing.”
received the award are Kira received any official notice, he said.
in College Park, MD., Donohoe scored an ber of points scored in a season with 77 on
Virginia Frescoln and Adam
unassisted goal to break her tie with Kellie 54 goals and 23 assists. Contact the Sports Editor
Douglas Glasser of Carrboro Contact the City Editor
Thompson for the all-time points leader The 54 goals led UNC while her 23 career- at
High, Madelieine Joelle Abrams at
of Chapel Hill High and Jonathan
James Howes of East Chapel Hill

April declared Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Orange County to hold an

Earth Day event Saturday
Several agencies and organiza-
by Lindsay Pope
staff writer
“We want to make sure kids feel safe to not be tolerated.”
Though Orange County has BY THE NUMBERS
tions in Orange County will hold Some face the trauma with tell if someone hurts them …” fewer registered sex offenders per

a celebration of Earth Day from tears. Others go numb and shut capita than many larger North
9 a.m. to noon Saturday at River down completely. Shamecca Bryant, executive director, orange county rape crisis center Carolina counties, Garcia said the
Park in Hillsborough. For Rachel Kinney, helping vic- area has been lucky.
The event will include informa- tims of sexual assault deal with crisis center to declare April 2011 as about sexual assault prevention in “Rapists have told me that all
tion sessions presented by Orange emotions like these is an everyday Sexual Assault Awareness month. an age-appropriate manner. they need is two things: accessibil- Ratio of sex offenders to
County staff about rain gardens, reality. Sabrina Garcia, sexual assault Shamecca Bryant, the cen- ity and vulnerability,” she said.
Serving as crisis response coor- and domestic violence specialist ter’s executive director, said the
residents in Fayetteville
rain barrels, Stillhouse Creek resto- In 2010, the Chapel Hill Police
ration, land conservation, ground- dinator for the Orange County for the Chapel Hill police, said outreach programs first work to Department received 104 reports
water resources, plans for new and Rape Crisis Center, Kinney, along many victims delay getting help or inform young children about what of sexual violence — which can

future county parks and more. with her coworkers, helped nearly taking legal action because they’re parts of their body are private. range from rape to “peeping toms”
The Eno River Farmers Market 380 survivors of sexual assault and afraid of retaliation or shame. “We want to make sure kids feel to obscene phone calls.
will be operating its Saturday their loved ones in 2010. She said “It’s a very difficult crime to safe to tell if someone hurts them According to the North Carolina
morning marke t during the she expects that number to increase prove,” Garcia said. “Only about 3 or asks them to keep a secret that Department of Justice’s website,
event. by at least 10 percent before the percent nationally get prosecuted, hurts their body,” Bryant said. there are 82 registered sex offend- Ratio of sex offenders to
Visitors to the event can buy end of the fiscal year. and that’s really disconcerting It is also important to be present ers living in Orange County, 24 of residents in Charlotte
rain barrels from the Boy Scouts. “We live in a culture that still when you’re a victim.” as students get older and enter col- which live in Chapel Hill.
Other participating organizations wants to find a reason why rape The crisis center, which opened in lege, Kinney said. “Every city and town has sex

include the Eno River Association, happens,” Kinney said. “It’s easy 1974, provides counseling to victims “It needs to be common knowl- offenders,” she said. “That’s just
the Orange County Beekeepers to say there must have been some- and also focuses on sexual assault edge starting in pre-kindergarten how it is.”
Association, and the Friends of the thing the victim did that asked for prevention through education. and going all the way through The rape crisis center can be
North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea the behavior or let it happen.” Beginning in pre-kindergarten, school to college campuses, in reached at (919) 967-7273.
Trail. With these difficulties in mind, students in the Orange County Greek communities, in clubs,” she
Ratio of sex offenders to
the Orange County Board of Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro said. “They need to know that an Contact the City Editor
Commissioners partnered with the City Schools districts are educated atmosphere of sexual violence will
residents in Chapel Hill
-From staff and wire reports at