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m THE KENAN ETHICS PROGRAM, now called the Kenan Institute for Ethics, received a $lO million endowment. Assistant Director Melanie Mitchell sits at the institute’s office, 'ocated in the West Duke Building.

SIOM gift expands ethics program By JAIME LEVY The Chronicle

The life of the Kenan Ethics Program just got a lot longer. A $lO million endowment gift from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust to the William R. Kenan Jr. Fund for Ethics will transform the University’s five-year old program into an Institute for Ethics. The Fund for Ethics will hold the money, but the endowment’s yearly earnings will be tunneled to the Kenan Institute. “We were [initially] created- with a five-year grant. With the creation of this endowment, we become a permanent institute...,” said Elizabeth Kiss, director ofthe Kenan Ethics Program. “It’s just wonderful to get this vote of confidence from the Kenan

Trust. They sort of took a risk with us, so it’s great... that they want to invest in us long-term.” With the new endowment, Kiss said, the Kenan Institute will join the ranks of similar well-regarded programs at Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Emory universities. ‘There are quite a few ethics centers across the country. This grant really makes us one of the larger and well-funded centers...” she said. “It gives us a long-term future and certainly places us in the big leagues of ethics centers across the country.” “We think very highly of [the programl, and we have a strong interest in ethics...” said Richard Krasno, president of the Fund for Ethics and executive director of the Charitable Trust. “Our job is to provide sources for them to be creative on this. [We’re imSee

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The exceptionally detailed agreement reached Wednesday by Duke and the US. Department of Justice wrapped up years of negotiations about campus accessibility, but much of the University’s work lies ahead. The 29-page document resolves the 1996 complaint filed by a then-student who argued that Duke had not made the campus accessible to people in wheelchairs. Under Title 111 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, private institutions with public accommodations must be accessible to people with physical disabilities. The agreement lays out a clear timetable for several million dollars of improvements ranging from building ramps to adding accessible water fountains and vending machines. It also requires Duke to perform exhaustive surveys of its current accommodations within 180 days and to submit the assessments to the Justice Department for further review. In addition to paying the government $25,000 and $7,500 to the complainant, the University must also submit progress reports on completed work. ‘This is a very comprehensive approach to accessibility issues University-wide, and it gives us the opportunity to make some real progress,” said Mary Franks, director of programs for persons with disabilities. “This is a multi-year commitment, and... the proposals that will be implemented will serve the University well in the coming years.” In the short term, administrators will focus on making sure students with disabilities can park on campus, navigate its paths, access most buildings and use facilities once inside. This settlement agreement and the ongoing negotiations have taken place over a couple of years,” said Franks, who has spent the past year attempting to adopt a more systematic approach to ADA compliance. “So some of the things that may be in the settlement agreement have already come about.” See

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Evans promises to alleviate Freedman foresees bustling inevitable parking crunch University activities center

The DSG outsider says the organization fails to connect As social space becomes a topic of campus discussion, with its large constituency, resulting in low voter turnout the legislator proposes big plans for the Bryan Center By ROBERT KELLEY The Chronicle

of a community than West is,” he said. But his perceptions of campus politics were not as impressive as the rest ofhis Duke experiences, prompting him to run for

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student-friendly social space, Freedman said, would be his top project as Duke Student Government

When Trinity sophomore Strolling through East Jason Freedman looks at Campus as a high school sepresident. nior, Trinity sophomore the Bryan Center’s in“The lack of diversity in fodesk, he does not James Evans couldn’t have DSG president. student options is one of the qqq agreed more with the friend biggest factors that affects “I think my im- KfiMk 4 see the quiet hole in who convinced him to visit the wall that curthe quality of life here,..,” pression of DSG has the University. Freedman said. “When the gotten worse over rently exists. In“He told me it was the pertime,” he said. only thing to do Friday or SatHiHHHB stead, he envisions fect place,” the Duke Student a bustling activities Frustrated with urday night is go to one ofthe Government presidential planned events on campus... the past performance of center with students socialcandidate recalled. it separates people into izing around pool tables, enDSG, Evans set out to identiAfter applying early deci- James Evans fy areas where DSG is weak, joying live entertainment Jason Freedman groups. There is no opportunision, he relished his fresh“It seems like [DSGI never and interacting in an incluty to meet people and interact man year in Alspaugh Dormitory. in an open environment.” succeeds to the level of student expecta- sive environment. “I really like East Campus. It’s more See EVANS on page 8 � See FREEDMAN on page 9 Turning the Bryan Center into a -

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Newsfile Texas executes 62year-old woman Betty Lou Beets, a 62year-old woman, was executed by lethal injection after Gov. George Bush rejected her claim that she killed her fifth husband in self-defense. Pope calls for end to Egyptian violence Denouncing violence in the name of religion as “an offense against God,” Pope John Paul II called for tolerance as he began a visit to Egypt, where clashes between Muslims and Christians recently left 23 people dead. Muslim factions try to resolve differences Leaders of two Muslim groups long at odds with Louis Farrakhan are expected to attend his annual gathering this weekend, raising the prospect that the religion’s fractured U.S. followers may eventually unite.

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In an experiWASHINGTON ment that could significantly expand federal benefits to patients with the AIDS virus, the Clinton administration is allowing Maine to provide Medicaid payments to people who are HIV-positive but do not yet have AIDS. Previously, patients were un-

able to qualify until they had fullblown AIDS. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala said Thursday that Maine would be the

life expectancy. However, many people with HIV generally do not qualify for Medicaid, which provides health insurance to low-income Americans, until they have symptoms and are considered disabled.

first state to offer such a plan, “which can give more people living with HIV access to promising therapies.” Several other states are looking at offering a similar plan,

officials said. “Better research, prevention and treatment is helping people with this disease live longer, healthier lives, even as we continue our search for a cure,” said Shalala at a conference on black people with AIDS. Recent studies have shown that the early use of AIDS-fighting drugs can slow the disease and increase

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NATO, Russia clash over military issues By KEVIN CULLEN The Boston Globe

BRUSSELS Attempts to patch relations between NATO and Russia are being severely tested by new strains over Kosovo, Moscow’s military campaign in Chechnya and U.S. plans to build a new missile system. After meetings last week with senior Russian officials, including Acting President Vladimir Putin, NATO Secretary General George Robertson said, “We’ve moved from permafrost to slightly softer ground.” But while American officials are encouraged, they also suspect that Putin is interested in doing more than simply repairing relations between the old Cold War rivals damaged by NATO’s war against Russian ally Yugoslavia. U.S. officials believe Putin’s gesture to reestablish

relations with NATO nearly a year after the war over Kosovo was at least partially motivated by Russia’s desire to drive a wedge between the Americans and their European allies over U.S. plans to deploy a National Missile Defense system. According to a senior NATO official, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov brought up the missile defense issue with Robertson during their meeting. President Bill Clinton has indicated he will decide by July whether to give the proposed missile program the go-ahead. The Russians consider the system a violation of treaties they have signed with the United States to reduce the number of missiles held by the Cold War superpowers. Many European allies fear the new system will restart the arms race and leave European capitals open to attack.

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Grey cites her experience, Legislator Lowy intends to plans to focus on parking look at fire safety in dorms By JASON WAGNER The Chronicle

After an active year as a Duke Student Government legislator on the facilities and athletics committee, Trinity freshman Emily Grey is excited at the possibility of taking the helm as vice president for facilities and athletics. “I really loved doing student government this year, and I was really impressed by DSG and its presence on campus,” she said. “It seemed like the right committee for me.” During her time on the committee, Grey’s main achievement was a parking safety project. After University Architect John Pearce approached the committee about creating a parking safety awareness committee to lower the rate of stolen cars and to increase safety, Grey took action. She worked on a lighting survey to pinpoint areas of low lighting and possible danger and, more visibly, wrote a pamphlet on increasing parking safety. The brochure was distributed to all West Campus residents. In the same vein, Grey sees parking as the most important issue that will face the new vice president. “Probably one, if not the most prominent issues, is parking and how we’re going to meet the needs of many people, and how that works with the Master Plan,” she said. Grey places great importance on gathering opinions from a range of people at the University. “Everyone has different goals, and first we have'to match our goals between students, faculty and administrators,” she said. “Increasing communication between groups is important and then [we can matchl our goals from there.” Bob Koch, who heads Grey’s committee as the current vice president for facilities and athletics, praised her work so far this year.

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Grey noted. Grey added that although she is a freshman, she thinks her previous experience on the committee outweighs her youth, “[Koch has] been giving me a lot of advice on the committee and how it works... and so I don’t think it would be too big of a barrier as far as getting things done,” she said.

Yean: Freshman Major: Undeclared Hometown: Monsey, N.Y. By JASON WAGNER The Chronicle

Trinity freshman Brandon Lowy has served his first term as a Duke Student Government legislator and is ready to continue his involvement by serving as vice president for facilities

and athletics. “I’d like to be able to bring my DSG and leadership experience to another aspect of student government,” said the New York native and former high school student government president. “It’s not the best idea for people in student government to have only one perspective.” This year, Lowy served on the 11member community interaction committee, where he worked on planning for the DSG-sponsored “fishbowl” dis-

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cussions on race and multiculturalism. “Brandon’s taken an active role in the committee all year,” said Trinity senior Jeremy Huff, vice president for commu-nity interaction. “Every time we’re ready to do something in committee, he’s always ready to volunteer.” The change of focus from community interaction to facilities and athletics is a positive one, Lowy said. “I think coming from another committee is an advantage for me because I’ll be able to use that perspective in DSG,” he said. “I’m not an outsider. I know how things work, so it won’t be a stretch for me to work in this committee.” Lowy sees many issues facing facilities and athletics. “Parking is going to be a big issue next year,” he said. Lowy said students and administrators need to communicate before they can come to an amenable solution. “I think everything needs further evaluation before we can come to a plan,” he said. Fire safety is also an important issue for Lowy. Noting the recent tragedy at Seton Hall University, he said, “I think we need to address fire safety and see that everyone lives in a safe environment. My role would be in

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NASCAR hero Burton pledges SIM to kids’ hospital By RICHARD RUBIN The Chronicle

The fund-raising drive to complete Duke’s new children’s hospital became a literal drive this week, when NASCAR racing star Jeff Burton pledged to help raise $1 million. Burton will tap his racing supporters, including primary sponsor Exide Batteries, for $1 million over the next three years. SKF Bearings and Onsite Companies will also assist in the fund-raising effort. “Corporate America has deeper pockets than an individual does, and I know that the corporations involved in our team and other teams are very generous to public needs,” Burton said in a phone interview from Cornelius, N.C., where he is preparing for this weekend’s race. As a top driver, “I thought that I had a captive audience,” he said. The gift will be donated toward the construction of the $30.5 million McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center, which is scheduled to open in April. In honor of the Burton gift, the building’s secondfloor interactive learning display will be named the Jeff Burton Racing Zone. It will contain racing-themed activities that will help children learn about math. Steven Rum, director of development for the children’s hospital, thanked Burton for pulling together the gift. “He’s the real thing in terms of sincerity of character. He has not let success and prestige get to him,” he said.

Burton, who grew up in South Boston, Va., has been a Duke fan all his life, with a special affinity for basketball. “My involvements with Duke go way back to when I was just a little bitty thing. My father always had season tickets at Cameron Indoor Stadium.... I went to basketball camp at Duke, soccer camp at Duke, I wasn’t quite smart enough to get into Duke.” He became involved with the children’s hospital project last year when he toured the facility as part of a donation by Hardee’s, one of his associate sponsors. Burton said he was very nervous before his first visit. “The prospect of seeing children that are termi-

nally ill or that are suffering, that’s not the easiest thing to do,” he said. But after that first tour through the Medical Center, Burton was captivated by the children’s hospital. “I just left there feeling like it was very worthwhile... and I was looking for something to get involved with.” During his visits, he said he feels appreciated by the

children, even if they’re not his biggest fans. “Some of them are Dale Earnhardt fans and Dale Jarrett fans. And they’ll tell you, ‘I pull for Dale Earnhardt,”’ he said. “Even if they don’t know who you are, they’re polite enough to act like they do.” Gordon Lane, vice president for marketing at Exide Batteries, said the hospital donation is the first request Burton has made of his main sponsor in the last four years, and the company was glad to honor it. Burton, 32, drives the Roush Racing Exide Batteries #99 Ford Taurus. He joined the Winston Cup circuit for the first time in 1993 and last year, he won six races to finish fifth overall. Beginning last weekend, he started steering the rewards of this success toward the McGovern-Davison building. The new facility—on Erwin Road right next to Duke Hospital—will open April 10, and a community grand opening is scheduled for April 30. Burton said he will attend the ceremony and return twice a year to visit. “The children’s health center will serve as a model for children’s health care in the 21st century,” Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. Ralph Snyderman said in a statement. “[lt] will be the hub of an entire network of Duke pediatric care that includes hospital-based critical care, campus-based outpatient care and com-

munity-based health services.” Furthermore, Rum said, the curved walls, giant fishtank and other internal features will be unique in the midst of the concrete Medical Center and Gothic Wonderland. “It’s going to be a great building,” he said. “It’s going to be one of the fun icons on this campus because the inside is kid-friendly.”

NASCAR RACER JEFF BURTON convinced his sponsors to donate $1 million to the McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center, which will open this April.

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Officials review Young Trustees discuss drinking student proposals Busteed expects alcohol to take up much of this weekend’s Board meeting The Chronicle

It has been four months since students submitted Devils’ Desires proposals, yet they still have not heard news on their ultimate fate. After the Board of Trustees requested the initiatives, they passed them to administrators, who have split them into two categories—programming and facilities and services—and assigned them to two groups. Each group will present its findings to the Board of Trustees, which will offer feedback, this weekend. “Initially, there was concern and confusion about what the Board’s role was,” said Lisa Zeidner, Trinity senior and Duke Student Government president. “Some students were under the impression that the Board would be involved with deciding the outcome of individual proposals, but the Board does not get involved at that level.” The process has taken four months, but students may not have to wait much longer to learn whether their proposals will succeed. The Board initiated the project at its October meeting to learn about students’ short-term ideas for improving social life. Students and administrators alike were confused about the Board’s role in evaluating the submissions, and at the Board’s December meeting, the Trustees decided to reassign the proposals to administrative units. Administrators decided to divide labor among two groups to make the decision process easier. “We considered if it is meeting a need that is not being met another way, how many students are involved and the particular cost,” said Sue Wasiolek, assistant vice president for student affairs, who is working with the group handling programmatic proposals. Judith White, director of the upperclass resiSee

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This weekend, the Board of Trustees will delve into the issue of drinking at Duke, and the three current Young Trustees said they expect to be a major source of insight for the older members. Alcohol has come to the forefront of campus conversation in the last several weeks because of the disclosure of a student’s alcohol-related death and the beginning of investigations into several organizations for excessive drinking. In a sparsely attended twohour forum Thursday night, the Young Trustees and this year’s Young Trustee-elect stressed that

ROBERT TAI/THE CHRONICLE the University should foster a culture change instead of cracking CURRENT AND FUTURE YOUNG TRUSTEES spoke with students. From left, Brandon Busdown on student drinking or teed, Trinity ’99, Justin Fairfax, Trinity senior, and Chris Lam, Trinity '9B, discuss alcohol at Duke. greek organizations. the Board’s Student Affairs Commit- the level of responsibility.” Although the forum had no set tee, on which he serves, has slated Busteed agreed. “If we could agenda, the conversation quickly more than half its meeting to discuss shift the culture from it being cool turned to alcohol. For much of the drinking at Duke. to get trashed to it being cool to event, students described the Duke Audience members’ comments drink, we’d be in a good position,” social scene. focused on the success of the Uni- he said, adding that providing viYoung Trustee Takcus Nesbit, versity’s experiment with a sub- able non-alcoholic social alternaTrinity ’97, said hearing various stance-ffee dormitory, the reasons tives could also help change the students’ perceptions on alcohol for excessive drinking and the need student culture, was one of the primary reasons he to provide viable alternatives to alBoth Busteed and audience memattended the forum. cohol-dominated social events. “I bers cited problems implementing a Young Trustee Brandon Busteed, think there are going to be students substance-free dorm on East CamTrinity ’99, said he expected alcoholwho are going to drink and you’re pus as well as Duke’s failure to crerelated issues to be a major topic in not going to change that,” said ate a similar dorm on West Campus the executive session ofthe Board of Young Trustee Chris Lam, Trinity in order to show the perceived divide Trustees Saturday. He added that ’9B. “What needs to be changed is See YOUNG TRUSTEES on page 7 �

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Deputies scour Wal-Mart for jurors The legislation would authorize the U.S. Department of Education to make $lOO million grants in each of the next five years to public and private colleges and universities to install sprinfor replacements. in student housing. To get the federal money, a court order to the klers Bridges Don sent Judge Cleveland County Sheriffs Office Monday, asking institutions would have to provide matching funds. “We can help prevent the needless and tragic deputies to round up 55 potential jurors for Civil of ofyoung lives,” Edwards said in a release. not loss enough Criminal Court when Superior and The legislation was cosponsored by the people expected to serve showed up. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., where a Sen. Many of those who did arrive had been iyr p Jan. 19 fire in a dorm at Seton Hall UniC 11 from service. disqualified versity killed three freshmen and inThe deputies went to the Wal-Mart t* i* jured 54 other students. Supercenter and subpoenaed shoppers PiiclS who were county residents. Chief Hunt unveils litter hotline: Gov. Jim Hunt Deputy Bob Roadcap said those who refused to have but launched the newest part of the Clean NC 2000 they may cooperate weren’t arrested, had to come to court at a later date to explain Initiative Thursday when he introduced the their absences. statewide, toll-free tip line that will allow travelWal-Mart manager Jim Kernicky was not ers to report littered highways and waterways, pleased that his store was used to round up people illegal dumps, abandoned vehicles and dilapidatfor jury duty. “If it was up to me, I wouldn’t have aled structures. The line (1-877-883-2011) will be lowed it,” he said. “Did I get a lot of complaints accessible 24 hours a day. “Many people don’t about it? Yes. Did I give permission to do it? No.” know who to contact when they come across these But given only three hours to round up 55 eyesores,” Hunt said in a statement. people, going to the county’s largest retail store Hunt will address the Western Litter Summit seemed the best way to carry out the court’s March 3 at Haywood Community College in Clyde. order. “When not enough jurors are here, we try A panel of experts from across the state will strive any possible way to get them,” Roadcap said. to figure out how to tackle the state’s litter. ‘You go to the place most people gather.” Job fair comes to Raleigh; The Crabtree Edwards co-sponsors dorm sprinkler Valley Marriott in Raleigh will host Jobdex2ooo bill: Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., co-sponsored fed- Tuesday, a career fair and job development expo eral legislation Thursday to help install fire sprin- from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission and klers in college dormitories and greek houses. parking. Call 1-888-633-6496 for more info. From staff and wire reports When Cleveland County ran out ofprospective jurors, sheriffs deputies went to Wal-Mart to look

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Student’s 1990 Chrysler convertible stolen for 2nd time Car window broken: Someone threw a brick A student reported his convertible stolen from the through a student’s $2OO car window Feb. 20 between 301 Oregon St. parking lot between 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Dean said. Although the perpeand 2:45 a.m. Feb. 18, said Maj. Robert Dean of the trator entered the car and spread the glove compartDuke University Police Department. The red 1990 ment’s contents throughout the vehicle, nothing was Chrysler two-door convertible, stolen. The car was parked on East Campus near the Illinois license plate JRB-262, is tennis courts. Another student discovered the vandalism From staff reports

JIUIICc valued at $7,000. same car was stolen The from O nnArfc this lot in December 1999. The -iVcpUiij first time, a Durham Police Department officer recovered the vehicle after he noticed the suspect, a juvenile, driving the car the wrong direction on Vickers Street.

Camcorder taken: Two students reported property stolen from their purses between 12:01 a.m. and 1 a.m. Feb. 20. They left the purses in the House K commons room, and when they returned, they found $2O stolen from one purse and a DukeCard stolen from the other. A $l,OOO silver Sony Camcorder model CCDTRV43 with serial number 275392 was also stolen. When the student reported the theft at about 1:30 a.m., the DukeCard office discovered that her card had been used at the Bryan Center’s vending machines and at the Armadillo Grill.

when she parked her car next to the victim’s vehicle.

Fire erupts: A kitchen fire erupted in the Women’s Studies dorm Feb. 14 at 7:25 p.m., but it was quickly extinguished. When police arrived on the scene, they found the hallways hill of smoke on all three floors, Dean said. Apparently, a student had left food cooking in the oven for about five minutes, and smoke had set off the smoke detector. Some of the third-floor rooms had to be ventilated. There were no injuries.

Credit card stolen: An employee reported that

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someone entered her second-floor Hanes House office and stole $5O cash and a credit card taken from her purse between 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9. She did not realize her property was stolen until her credit card company informed her that someone made two charges totaling over $3OO on her card, one at a BP and the other at a store in Durham.

front window of a visitor’s car between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 23. A $lOO Polaroid camera was stolen and

Fire burns rug: When a second-floor House C resident and her roommate were testing a propane lantern for their tent Feb. 20 at around 10 p.m., it caught fire. The smoke detector did not activate, but the fire was soon extinguished. The resident’s $2O rug was burned and one of the residents had her hair singed. She did not require any medical attention, Dean said.

the perpetrator tried to steal the CD player from the car, which was parked at Duke Forest gate #23 on Mount Sinai Road.

Money taken: An employee reported $5O taken from his wallet between 2:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 23. The wallet was in his secured locker on the third floor of Duke Hospital. There were no signs of forced entry.

Gloves stolen: Someone stole an employee’s $2O gloves and a $6 eight-pack of popcorn between 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 6:30 a.m. Feb. 10. The property was taken from her secured office in Duke Clinic Red Zone’s basement. There were no signs of forced entry, Dean said.

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Fairfax says Duke should not attack greek system YOUNG TRUSTEES from page 5

between drinkers and non-drinkers. Busteed added that the 48 freshman living in substance-free Epworth Dormitory were “stigmatized” because of their group’s small number. Saying that a large portion of Duke students are non-drinkers, Busteed called the decision not to have a substance-free dorm on West a bureaucratic error. No one did a survey on the demand for such housing, he said. MATT KLEIN/THE CHRONICLE

ONE DEVILS’ DESIRES PROPOSAL suggests creating a lounge in the East Union Building

Both, students and Young Trustees said stepped-up enforcement alcohol laws

might exacerbate the problem by pushing drinking further behind closed doors. Some audience members said increased vigilance against false identifications, as well as the reduced availability of kegs, may increase hard alcohol consumption and binge drinking. Young Trustee-elect Justin Fairfax, a Trinity senior, urged the audience not to think of binge drinking as a greek issue. “Do not vilify Phi Psi, do not vilify Pi Phi,” he said. “It’s about a culture change.... No amount of University regulations and rules are going to change

Board will consider student Kenan institute will develop support, feasibility of ideas new plans to promote ethics from page 5

dential review and head of the group handling facilities and services proposals, said she and Vice President for Auxiliary Services Joe Pietrantoni divided their proposals into each of their knowledge areas. “We got all of the students together and told them we had a basic 1i5t...,” she said. “We have to go back and find where these stand as priorities for other students.” The Trustees will attempt to weigh overall enthusiasm for the plans when they hear the proposals this weekend. They will also help assess the feasibility of the projects. “We expect to hear progress reports at the Student Affairs Trustee Committee next week, and many of the proposers are likely to be notified about funding in early March,” said Janet Dickerson, vice president for student affairs and project coordinator. Many students involved with the proposals do not mind that the review process is dragging. “I don’t

think anyone is worried,” said Trinity junior Matthew Pritchard, who proposed building a sports bar in the Ocean parking lot. “Over half the students don’t know what Devils’

Desires is.” Trinity sophomore Jay Strader, who proposed a campus video store, said administrators have already contacted him about his plan. “At least something is getting done,” he said. “Right now, [administrators! are looking into other vendors to open up business in the Bryan Center.” Students unfamiliar with the program seemed interested in the proposals’ outcome. “I study late at night and I think [the all-night dinerl will be a nice idea, especially during finals time,” said Peter Wang, a Pratt senior. “The video store is just a luxury.” Trinity freshman Matt Jacobs said he would like a student lounge in the East Campus Union. “It’s probably a good idea to give people

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KENAN I'rom page 1 Challenges, a series of discussions that pressed by] a willingness of the campus will bring together community memto address issues of ethics that we have bers to discuss ethical issues created by the latest technological, institutionnot seen at other institutions.” Although the institute will use the al and cultural developments. Also, the endowment will fund the money to add several staff members, Kiss said the endowment will be used primarnew William C. Friday Award in Moral ily for operating funds and programming. Leadership, which will annually honor the University of North Carolina profesAlong with sustaining and strengthening the center’s current programs, Kiss sor emeritus who retired last summer as said, the gift will allow for several new president of the Charitable Trust. Friinitiatives. Among other projects, the day worked closely with Frank Kenan to develop the ethics program at Duke. funds will support increased collaboration with the Center for Academic InFrank Kenan, who died in 1996, inspired the name of the Duke program, tegrity, which is also located on campus. which was established in 1995. He was “This is a really important issue nationally and we’re in the position to a trustee of the Charitable Trust. make a difference in academic integrity “Mr. Kenan said before he died that we’ve covered all these bases...,” said in American education,” she said. Also, she said, the institute will be able Betty Kenan, Frank Kenan’s wife and chair of the Fund for Ethics, referring to to work alongside administrators preparing to implement Curriculum 2000; the other Kenan programs around the state new curriculum requires students to take that focus on private enterprise, arts and the sciences. “We [need to] have people courses categorized as Ethical Inquiry. Several other projects are scheduled realize how absolutely important it is to for the next three to five years. For exethically administer these funds and also create to try to bring about an ethical relationample, the money will help Kenan Forums on Emerging Moral ship with all ofthese disciplines.”

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Evans suggests grocery store in West Union Building �EVANS from page I tionshe said. “I think DSG needs to be opened up to the student body. Students need to care about it.” Evans said he is confident that his projects, which he calls “simple, cost-effective and timely,” will reconnect stu-

dents and DSG to help Duke become “the perfect place.” For example, Evans plans to renovate the West Union Building, displacing current office and meeting space while adding a sandwich shop, diner and upscale grocery store. “It would turn the West Union Building into a campus activity hub with all the added options, not to mention it is much closer to all of the living areas on West than the Bryan Center,” he wrote in a statement. Another ofEvans’ proposals involves adding 500 parking spaces to the Guam parking lot, adjacent to the Ocean. He said these spaces would eliminate the expected parking crunch next year. Estimating that it will only cost $750,000 to add the slots, he hypothesized that the cost of parking passes would not have to be raised. Joseph Pietrantoni, associate vice president of auxiliary services, said he welcomed Evans’ ideas, but he expressed some concerns over his assumptions and cost estimates. Pietrantoni said administrators are already looking to put a grocery store in the Bryan Center after renovations are complete in a few years. “[Evansl is right that a larger grocery store on West Campus would be popular,” Pietrantoni said.

But Pietrantoni expressed doubt that adding another parking lot would be feasible, noting that administrators are tentatively planning on using the space Evans proposed to put in a cooling tower. “I don’t know if we can put in 500

parking spaces,” he said. Pietrantoni added that he had no idea how much such a parking lot would cost. “We have not done a study to get a cost estimate,” he said. Still, Evans holds that “by actually accomplishing goals, people are going to start to gain faith, to say, ‘DSG did this, did that.’”

This increased interest, explained Evans, will further benefit the organization by raising voter turnout and fighting student apathy. “I don’t think DSG is representative of the student body because people simply don’t vote,” he said. Evans does not have significant expe-

rience on campus-wide projects, but is confident he can leam about the position. When he decided to run for DSG

president, he resolved to become familiar with the organization. “I’ve gotten to know some of the members of the legislature, and that’s helped me a lot,” he said. “I got the idea early this year, and I started ‘interning’ informally with DSG a little later.” One of the people he worked with this year was DSG Vice President for Student Affairs Jasmin French, a Trinity junior who works in the sales office of The Chronicle. “James has a lot of passion and enthusiasm about issues concerning Duke students,” she said. “He has a

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EVANS Year: Sophomore Major; Economics & Public Policy Hometown: New Canaan, Conn. What is the most important problem facing the University? "I feel the biggest issue facing the University is how we deal with all the changes conning in the near future of the University. It is vital we... push Duke to be the greatest university in the United States." What is your top priority? "My top priorities are addressing the parking crunch, providing social space, reforming financial aid and making students love Duke." What is the role of DSG? "I think DSG needs to become much more in touch with the student body. If elected I will hold an public forum once a month in order to address the students and tell them what DSG is doing to make their lives at Duke better."

pulse on what the majority of students want and that is a positive attribute.” Evans said he is qualified for the position because of the leadership positions he has held. In high school, he was co-editor of the school newspaper, president of the area Habitat for Humanity and president of the diplomacy club. He is now vice president ofHouse DD, where he plans events and helps to allocate funds. Trinity junior Rich Glod, treasurer of House DD, said he thinks Evans would make a good president. “I see

James as a very imaginative person,” he said. “He’s always thinking of creative and cost-effective ways to use our money.” Glod explained that Evans’ love of Duke makes him an outstanding candidate. “He’s very supportive of the Duke community, and he has a vested interest in making social changes for the betterment of the student body,” he said. Evans said he is confident that he would find success as DSG president. “I don’t think I have a single goal that can’t be accomplished,” he said.

Duke must update academic buildings within 2 years JUSTICE DEPARTMENT from page I “We’re in compliance today...,” he said. “So far as I In the past year, specifically, the University has know, we’re good to go.” But the University has a long way to go in making its moved ahead with curb cuts and automatic doors and ended the controversy over the Nelson Music Room by buildings accessible, or even being capable of meeting the “minimally accessible” standard in the agreement. installing a chair lift to negotiate the steep stairs. As far as the requirements for handicapped parking “The term ‘minimally accessible building’ means an spaces, Duke is currently in compliance, said Chuck individual using a wheelchair can readily enter the Landis, manager of Parking Services. “Most of the building and navigate all or nearly all of the first floor, parking changes are already done,” he said, “and have although other floors and elements (such as restrooms) may not be accessible,” according to the been done over a long period of time.” That may change, however, as construction begins agreement. As of now, the East and West Duke buildin the Ocean lot and administrators find or build addiings, Gilbert-Addoms and Wilson dormitories and tional spaces. Landis said that if parking is pushed toKilgo, Craven, Crowell and Few quadrangles all fall ward the periphery of campus, there will be even more below this minimum standard. The report calls for substantial, campus-wide imemphasis on ADA-accessible shuttles and bus stops. “Personally, Fd rather keep [handicapped parking] provements within two years—especially in academic near the buildings, but, of course, there are plenty of buildings, sports venues and auditoriums. In dorms places where they put everyone, whether they are dis- with accessible halls, all common areas and at least 50 abled or not, on a shuttle bus,” he said. percent of all rooms must be wheelchair-accessible, so Steve Burrell, who Pversees Duke Transit,, said the students with disabilities can visit friends. University has a van tc assist people with physical disThe agreement makes exemptions for the above abilities and its buses are wheelchair-accessible. quadrangles, meaning that the restrictions do not *

apply to most of West Campus. “The reason for that is that the dorms are scheduled for renovation, and the feeling is that when that happens, they will be in compliance,” said Diane Alexander, who coordinates services for students with disabilities. “So we don’t want to spend a lot of money to change what will have to be ripped out in a year or two.” The entire project will cost “several million dollars,” estimated Executive Vice President Tallman Trask, although the extent of required renovations cannot be known until the surveys are done. “We had a long, but I think good, process of negotiations with the Department of Justice,” he said. “[The required renovations] are more than where we started and less than where they started.” All in all, administrators view this agreement not as a punishment but as a blueprint for improvement. “I think this agreement will complement our systematic approach,” Franks said. “It certainly gives us a framework from which to operate, and I think we will be able to see this agreement as an opportunity to move quickly on projects we have prioritized.”


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Freedman touts need to keep legislators up-to-date � FREEDMAN from page 1 Executive Vice President Tallman Trask said revamping the Bryan Center is a University priority, but noted that DSG has little power over what happens to the building, which is technically under the jurisdiction of the Duke University Union. “A lot ofhis ideas and our ideas are pretty close. I appreciated his initiative...,” Trask said. “I think DSG certainly can be a voice in it, but uncler

the current structure, they don’t have much authority.” Bryan Center renovations have been on administrators’ plates for a long time, but with the residential life plan taking definite shape, they are now beginning to focus on the lack of social space. Freedman said DSG must focus on one initiative at a time to see its work accomplished. “The biggest thing is coming to the administration with a unified plan of what we want. DSG needs to play the role of helping prioritize what students want,” said Freedman, who wrote a 28-page plan for the Bryan Center as part of the Devils’ Desires program. “You can’t ask for a parking deck and an activities center at the same time. There have to be trade-offs.” Although Freedman can boast definite visions for the future and DSG experience—he was named 1999 legislator of the year—his history at the University is rather brief. Unlike previous DSG presidents, Freedman would only be a junior during his term—a classification that he said would be an asset. “As a junior, I will be completely devoted to the tasks of DSG president for a full year,” he said. “A DSG president that is a senior is

often preoccupied with career decisions.” Freedman recognized that the transition from legislator to president might be difficult, as he will have to learn to delegate authority. “My weakness will come when I try to put together ideas... and try to do it all myself. It is very difficult for me to pass something on to someone else and let it be their responsibility.” But learning, he said, would be another major focus of his presidency. Freedman stressed the need to inform legislators about past projects so “projects can be continued instead of reinventing the wheel every year.” DSG recently passed one of Freedman’s proposals requiring the president to turn in a semesterly report of all of the organization’s activities. ‘The president should know every single thing done in DSG, leam every action of every person...,” he said. “It’s important not only to research past files but to apply it.” Pratt sophomore and legislator Lynn Wang said Freedman’s knowledge of Duke will make him an asset for younger members of DSG. “In my work with Jason, he has been very meticulous,” she said. “He always knows who to talk to, and he is always on the ball with DSG.” Earlier this year, Freedman made headlines with resolutions defining the role of DSG in off-campus debates and supporting a national boycott of South Carolina. Although the legislature passed a watered-down version of the second resolution, the first one was withdrawn. Freedman still holds that at times DSG should take stands on political issues. “In issues where DSG can effectively summarize student concerns and speak

Jason

FREEDMAN Year: Sophomore Major; Economics & Public Policy Hometown: Denver, Colo. What is the most important problem facing the University? "The University will always be fighting the divisions that prevent us from being one Duke community. At every level, from race to religion to age to social status, we divide ourselves—that is a problem." What is your top priority? "My top priority is to make sure that... issues like financial aid, social space, race relations and more continue to be a priority." What is the role of DSG? "DSG must take the concerns and desires of the student body and voice them to the administration. Additionally, DSG must look for every way to fulfill the needs of individual students and groups."

to them, it is DSG’s r01e...” he said. “I information to new freshmen—the first still think it’s a gray area in issues that class to fall under the new curriculum. But Norman Keul, director of the Preare highly controversial within the stuMajor Advising Center, said he is appredent body.” As far as his other specific plans, hensive about upperclassmen potentialFreedman said he would work with other ly providing incorrect information to student groups to provide officials with freshmen. ‘There is virtue in keeping current input about the still-developing the voices that are speaking about Curresidential life plan. “As we go through riculum 2000 to a minimum,” Keul said. Overall, Freedman said he is comtransition and views change, often the admitted to continuing DSG’s successes. ministration uses ideas from students that were a year old. [We should] focus on “Too many people come into DSG wanting to ‘fix’ the organization. We need to students who are here now,” he said. he would gather continue DSG’s strengths and attack its Freedman also said about Curriculum 2000 and provide weaknesses...,” he said. input

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at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill should be ashamed of their treatment of junior Chiara D’Amore. D’Amore scheduled an interview with Kraft Foods, Inc. at UNCCH’s career services office for Oct. 28. But instead of talking about the dairy industry, D’Amore planned to question the company about its parent company: Philip Morris. However, a group of student activists joined her to protest the company’s alleged marketing strategy of promoting tobacco use to children. All parties reported that the protest was peaceful, and the students certainly took a lighthearted approach—one student dressed up as a box of macaroni and cheese decorated with cigarettes. However, Kraft and UNC-CH officials were not laughing. Kraft representatives complained to the school the next day, and D’Amore was charged with honor code violations. If convicted, she faces penalties ranging from censure to even expulsion. Why is an elite academic institution attacking a student for exercising her right to free speech? The answer is simple: money. The career services office was in the process of negotiating with Kraft for a donation that would be part of a $l.B million project to renovate and improve the facility. The company has given UNC-CH more than $115,000 since 1987. In prosecuting D’Amore, UNC-CH administrators have sent the message that free-speech ideals—the heart of any academic community-take a backseat to the corporate checkbook. Officials argue that D’Amore should be prosecuted on honor code violations because she lied to University officials and misused University property by scheduling an appointment with Kraft with no intention of taking a job. This line ofreasoning is preposterous —people interview with companies all the time with intentions other than accepting employment. She did not prevent any other students to interview with Kraft, nor did she keep Kraft from talking to students. To argue that D’Amore infringed on the rights of others implies that we should prosecute the student who fails Chemistry 12 because that student infringed upon the rights of a hard-working student who would have done well if the class had not been full. UNC-CH has a proud tradition of student activism. In the 1980s, students built shantytowns to protest apartheid in South Africa. In the 19905, students took over a campus building in a protest over a black cultural center. Lately, UNC-CH has been a national leader in the anti-sweatshop movement. This legacy makes UNC-CH’s closedmindedness in this case even more disturbing. Hopefully, administrators and student honor board members will come to their senses and drop all charges against D’Amore.

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High drinking age encourages dangerous behaviors I read the articles about the excesses of Pi Beta Phi sorority with sadness and a bit of a smile. I was a Pi Phi pledge in 1972. As a member of the rush class that year, I

It seems to me that excessive drinking and college have become synonymous since the federal government raised the drinking age to 21. I have great sympathy for many of today’s college students who cannot legally have a beer at a party. As a result, because every experience until 21 is “illegal,” it seems binge drinking is more probable. Students at Pennsylvania State University routinely celebrate 21st birthdays with

of 18 anyway. I had run a wine and cheese faculty reception in my dorm during the fall of my freshman year, and after too much red wine, I was quite sick. I still don’t drink red wine because of that memory.

21 drinks. I cannot help but wonder if allowing people to drink beer and wine at age 18 would reduce the need to overindulge in hard alcohol underage. Since few young adults of 18 (who are eligible

acted a bit “silly” and was called into the dean’s office about my drinking during a university function —Dean Paula Phillips was both a Pi Phi and a University official. I had not done anything illegal, so the matter ended—it was legal to drink at the age

to vote and fight in-a war) want to wait forever, 21 may seem a bit too far off to bother to wait. Admittedly, it is encouraging that many students choose to follow the law, delaying their use of alcohol until they are 21 or older. I believe, however, that the law and its enforcement are clearly not sending the message to, or meeting the needs of, this generation. I encourage students and the University to work to develop guidelines that students can and will live by. If that means federal lobbying, so be it. Students are 18—and are voters.

Andrea Felkins Trinity 75

Coverage complaints miss mark on racial issues Brian Lee’s letter about the lack of coverage in The Chrqnicle of the Lunar New Year Festival, like much of the discourse of identity politics on campus and in this country, misses a fundamental point.

Recognition, as

symbolized for him by print and photographic representation in this publication, is a mischievously depoliticized end. The logic ofhis letter is the totalizing logic that drives the

American multicultural hal-

lucination: The Lunar New Year commodifies “Asian” identity in an evening of“eth-

nic food” and “performance extravaganza” and then argues morally for its consumption. It becomes “disconcerting” when major channels and institutions, symbolized in this case by The Chronicle, do not heed the system’s mandate of consumption. We need to step back and get critical about multiculturalism: The celebratory strand of identity politics on for referenced letter,

which we at Duke base so much of our racial/ethnic conversation is a project constructed to serve a globalized technocratic bourgeoisie. By showing us such shiny happy wonderful “traditions,” “minority celebrations” enable us all to buy, just 3. bit more vehemently, into the all-consuming discourse of transnational, information-age capital.

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Chronicle did not adequately cover dance marathon Who makes over $ll,OOO

in 24 hours? Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be a celebrity or a consultant, In away, however, the 200

participants—including dancers, Special Events Committee members, administrators and donors who were involved in Duke’s first dance marathon this past weekend were celebrities in their own right and deserve to be applauded for their efforts, Like Brian Lee of the Asian Students Association (who was frustrated that The Chronicle did not adequately cover Lunar New Year, which also took place last weekend) some of the Special Events Committee members voiced their disappointment that the coverage of Dance Marathon was poor. The event, which raised about $11,600 for the Ronald McDonald House, was successful nonetheless; the dancers enjoyed themselves, for referenced brief,

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did their friends who

stopped by throughout the night (and day) to dance with them, the committeemembers are proud and pleased with the results of a first-time run of such a tremendous event

and most importantly, the families at Ronald McDonald House are elated that there are more funds to subsidize their stay at the house, I am writing to expand on the small news brief that appeared on Feb. 23 in order to thank all those involved and to recognize the time and energy that is dedicated to organizing such an event, First, to the dancers who each raised money, danced for 24 hours and kept a great attitude thorough it all. Thanks also deservedly go to Trinity sophomore Jill Gray, the Union Special Events chair, and the rest of the cornmittee that I had the privilege of working with, the

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administrators who were required to be present the entire time for Duke’s first 24-hour event (even the graveyard shift—thanks, Dean Sue!), the security guards and staff of the Wilson Recreation Center, groups like DUI, Out of the Blue and Rhythm and Blue who volunteered to boost the morale of everyone there, the local businesses who donated food and prizes and all those who came out to support dancers and friends. Hopefully, this event will become a tradition at Duke, as it has at many other universities, and hopefully it will be even bigger, betterattended and more acknowledged in years to come. Valerie Zanchettin Trinity ’OO

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On the record This is a really important issue nationally and we’re in the position to make a in academic integrity in American education.”

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Elizabeth Kiss, director of the Kenan Ethics Program on a $lO million endowment gift from the William R Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust (see story, page 1)

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into his role and keeps the emotional intensity of his wronglyaccused character elevated at all times. Aitken's co-star, Goldsmith, is the perfect antagonist. Her guileful smirks and hysterical outbursts increase the level of intensity. Under Ellen Hemphill andTalya Klein's direction, Goldsmith and the other actresses effectively represent Arthur Miller's symbolic McCarthyism. Their hysterical gestures and demonic 'trances' animate the production. The town eventually calls upon Rev. John Hale and Judge Danforth, portrayed by talented outside actors Jay O'Berski and Tom Marriott, to get rid of this 'evil spirit.' O'Berski and Marriott give eloquent and empowering performances, almost rivaling Aitken as the show's standouts. Also notable was (Chronicle associate editorial page editor) Martin Barna's of the elderly, honest townsman Giles Corey, while Kate Lucas' rendition of Ann Putnam was equally welldone. Carmen Abrazado's lighting and Sam Piperato's music highlight poignant moments and make scene transitions smooth and professional. While the play does have many nondescript actors on the periphery, certain main performers such as Aitken and O'Berski make the show a most impressive production. □

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drunken Duke revelers; one of its walls is completely plastered with pictures of patrons. But if you like to dance, you'll have to adjust your style to fit into about three square inches of space. Virginia Beach-also has good seafood NO, NOT CHI-CHI'S: Chi-Cho's in Virginia Beach restaurants. We liked is a friendly bar serving both tourists and locals. the Duck-In, a large sea-beaten house about main strip. It's got a great from the 20 minutes view, the waitress didn't card us and the hush irgest, boasts place called puppies here beat out anything in those nasty dnd of place Myrtle seafood joints. In fact, they're actually js crowd of served with a generous mug. of melted butter.

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Mmmm The beach itself, predictably, is about the same (it's still the Atlantic coast, after all). There's a nice paved boardwalk and a bike trail running down the shore; if any place was ever conducive to scoping, this is it. And the shopping—well, if you consider it shopping—is about the same too. Major chains like Wings and Paradise are noticeably absent, but a thousand tiny stores have sprung up in their place. These aren't nicer by any means, but it's reassuring to know you can still buy hermit crabs, salt-water taffy and a Budweiser beach towel all in the same shop. Still, something's definitely different. Even in the off-season, Myrtle has a certain delicious, indulgent feel of tackiness and overdevelopment. Virginia Beach, by contrast, seems dreary in the winter. Where Myrtles ramshackle shops crowd a corner, Virginia Beach

credits since 1983. Film buffs can take a day away from a the beaches to give their lobstered skin a rest and take tour of the area's studios. And with a college in town, the police have seemingly grown tired of underage or rowdy drinkers. According to Connie Nelson, communications director for the Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, the police are not particularly tolerant. "They often have DWI checkpoints set up during the big season from April to

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October," she said. "They patrol very heavily, especially in areas with a high concentration of night life." The flip side to this is that there are many bars and clubs in the area for the older kids. "We do have a university, so there is a lot of nightlife that caters to that age group," said Nelson, who added that the hotspots are Pleasure Island (with a name like that, how could you go wrong?), the city of Wilmington and the historic district of the Cape Fear River. And if the nightlife does not convince you to try Cape Fear, Nelson said that 31 miles of beaches, 45 attractions and hundreds of restaurants and accommodations should be more than enough to beckon you to the area. —By Christine Parkins

beach. Uh-oh. Tybee does have its charms, though. The island has some noteworthy bars and restaurants (sink your teeth as well into the shrimp burger at Fannie's on the Beach) once you're And as mini-golf and other amusements. back from the beach, Savannah does have a strip club. Overall, Savannah is more commendable as a romantic Spring Break/St. Paddy's destination than as a white-trash beach resort. The average temperature in May is only 74 degrees, which makes the city much better suited to hand-holding and late-night walks than sunbathing and shirtless bacchanalia. For most Duke students, Savannah is going to be too damn nice to handle our drunk asses, and most people probably like it that way —By Jonas Blank


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The Singing Professor Country musician and historian Bill Malone will sing about the relationship between country music and work. When you listen to Professor Bill Malone speak about country music next Tuesday, don't expect a regular lecture—he will be singing his entire presentation. Modulating between his narration, which is set to a traditional melody, and the songs with which he is illustrating his speech, Malone will accompany himself on his guitar. He knows his music by heart: The notebook he is using for the performance has words, but no music. The title of the presentation is, "Take this Job and Shove It; Country Music and Work." Malone originally came to country music as a performer: Hailing from a farm in East Texas, he "grew up hearing the music." He also "always sang, from the •time I was a little kid," and when he went to school in Austin, he continued to play there at parties and in clubs and bars like Threadgill's, where Janis Joplin had her first break. Country music was "the first enthusiasm I ever had," Malone says, and adds that he was lucky that "a personal avocation turned into a profession," when he became a historian of the field. His book Country Music, U.S.A. is considered "the first general history of country music." There was some resistance to studying this area in the conservative discipline of history, but now Malone has established a solid reputation. As the study of popular culture has joined the academic mainstream, country music itself has also become more generally accepted. However, Malone believes this has led to a loss of identity: Country musicians always unconsciously absorbed other influences, he says, but nowadays many of them don't really want to be identified with country. Of the current crossover crop, Malone considers the Dixie Chicks an exception: "Even though they have a very commercial sound, they preserve their roots, they play string instruments, fiddles and banjos." He singles out the

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Chicks' song "Goodbye Earl" for particular praise: a "sort of a murder ballad in the contemporary period." Malone, who currently resides in Wisconsin, is spending the semester in the Triangle as Lehman Brady Chair professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies, a newly established joint professorship 'A at Duke and UNC. He is teaching one class at both schools: HE AINT SHANIA TWAIN; But she don't impress us much "Women and Country Music." Bill Malone does (since he's a professor and all). Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences William Chafe, who helped in bringing Malone to Duke, says that the position is supposed "to bring value that we didn't have." According to Tom Rankin, director of Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, this professorship is "an opportunity to bring people of different disciplinary orientations" to the two campuses. Malone certainly fulfills that condition; His class straddles the disciplines of history, documentary studies, American studies, women's studies, anthropology and, of course, music. The Lehman Brady Chair will not always be as South-oriented as with Malone, who says that country music is originally a Southern phenomenon. His presentation will be "a survey of the way that country musicians have talked about work, or failed to," he explains. □

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Sinise and his bunch of ragtag (and incompeBoiler Room focuses on a little tent) robbers: Merlin, Pug and Jumpy. The seen, little discussed element of our entire ensemble turns in great performances. financial institutions: So-called “boiler BOILERMAKERS: Vin Diesel and Giovanni Ribisi lead an ensemble cast that Affleck improvises his way from crisis to crisis, include a scene-stealing Ben Affleck. rooms" are characterized by soul-less getting more and more angry all the while, and traders who illegally scam their investors Theron consistently acts the sweet, innocent for profit—very different from l-bankers, right? Seth Davis victim. Dennis Farina adds a short but entertaining role as the casino manager. (Giovanni Ribisi of Saving Private Ryan) is lured into just such Unfortunately, I'm not supposed to tell you much more about the film: The press a firm, J.T. 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Duke University Museum of Art hours of operation are Tuesday. Thursday and Friday. 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesday. 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 2pm and Sunday, 2pm to 5 pm. For more information, call 684-5135.

avenge the wrongful death of their lord. Thru March 5. Gallery of Art & Design, North Carolina State University. Wednesday thru Friday, noon to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 2-8 pm. (919) 515-3503.

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Quadrangle Pictures»Shows are Saturday at 7 and 10 pm and Sunday at 8 pm ($3) in Griffith Theater. Touch of Evil, this weekend.

506-506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 942-5506. Honky Tonka Rama with Hobart Willis, The Tremblers, Chicken Wire Gang, Kenny Roby, The Carbines and Two Dollar Pistols, Friday-Honky Tonka Rama with Blue Balls Deluxe, The Star Room Boys, Trailer Bride, Billygoats, Drive By Truckers and The Backsliders, Saturday-Junk in the Trunk, Sunday-Stagger Stagger Crawlwith Clear Air Turbulence 5, Tuesday-Shoe, Thursday. Local

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In the Dark of the Day»This show displays works by Corrine Colarusso. Thru April 9 in DUMA'S upper foyer gallery. From Logic to Mystery*This exhibit features photographs by Don Eddy. Thru May 21 in DUMA'S main gallery.

To submit items to the Recess calendar: Send a fax to 684-4696 or e-mail: recess@chronicle.duke.edu Inclusion is discretionary due to space restrictions.

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The death of the death penalty? While presidential campaigns steal the headlines, problems with the death penalty languish in obscurity that “crime doesn’t pay” and lower pubsentence to death only as many whites tions while Illinois tries to find away to lic costs compared to supporting prisonUnexamined An or blacks as exist in the general—or even prevent such a high error rate. Indeed, Life

Edward Benson The media are full of presidential primary personality clashes. John McCain fights the Republican coronation of George W. Bush. Bill Bradley fights against A1 Gore’s Democratic juggernaut. Pat Buchanan and Donald Trump aid the Reform party’s passionate self destruction. Even the Green party has the odd clash of Ralph Nader vs. Jello Biafra, lead singer of the Dead Kennedys. In all that sound and fury, it’s understandable that we’re missing a subtle development in recent public policy: The death penalty may be in trouble. Long absent in the rest of the developed world, several states’ death penalty laws were ruled cruel and unusual

punishment by the United States Supreme Court in 1972. In response, states changed their procedures for capital punishment and, in 1976, the court approved those changes, reallowing the death penalty. One state after another restored the death penalty. Not surprisingly, the number of executions has risen steadily—even with lower crime rates —and public opinion continues to consider such actions not only defensible, but necessary. Indeed, nearly 75 percent of Americans support the death penalty, and they have been uncharitable to politicians who do not. There are strong arguments for capital punishment: “preserving order” by eliminating offenders deemed especially horrible or habitual, a sense of justice

ers for life. There are also arguments against capital punishment: the enormous expense of legal appeals, the ghastly possibility of executing an innocent suspect, the proven lack of deterrence and the moral ambiguity of the state “rationally” choosing to take a life.

There’s plenty of inconsistency in this Many social conservatives—appalled at the idea of a vast, impersonal government empowered to tax its people—seem not to be perturbed by a vast, impersonal government empowered to kill its people. That is at least as contradictory as “pro-life” politicians at ease with the death penalty or “pro-choice” candidates who oppose capital punishment. The Catholic Church alone, it seems, consistently places an absolute value on human life. The latest news is that in the last few months, the death penalty seems to be fraying at the edges. Nearly 35 states are now considering putting their version of capital punishment on hold; two have already done so, the federal government is considering doing so and Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced legislation to require a number of safeguards in capital punishment laws. The reason is two-fold: one, there is a concern that the death penalty has been applied in racist ways and two, there is an increasing number of convicted death row inmates whom new evidence has proven, in fact, innocent. In at least some states and regions, the process by which death penalty convictions are pursued and obtained have given racially unbalanced results. This was not necessarily the intent or design of those involved. Nor should the system area.

the criminal—population. What it does mean is that for the same crime and comparable cases, defendants who are black are more likely to wind up on death row than if they are white. This is a simple fact, and it should be appalling to everyone reading this sentence. The federal government and several states, including North Carolina, are currently reviewing this issue. At the same time, in examining death row convictions overturned by new evidence, the state of Illinois found that while 12 prisoners were executed since 1977, 13 other death-row inmates were proven innocent, sometimes simply by persistent journalism students. The ratio of executed to innocent is thus a chilling one-to-one. As a consequence, the prodeath-penalty governor there has actually declared a moratorium on all execu-

while it is easy to dismiss the likelihood of a mistaken application of the state’s power to kill, the fact is that in the past 25 years, 85 people sentenced to die in the United States were freed; one recently came within two days of execution. And if an innocent man is executed, how does the state make reparations? By killing a judge? So while the minimal public interest in policy questions is filled by personality conflicts of presidential contenders, it seems that the death penalty is being dragged down by the weight of its own possibly irremediable flaws. More remarkably, no one appears to be very upset. Could the death penalty die—from neglect? Edward Benson is a Durham resident.

Do I dare to compare Whitman and Cameron? Duke Chapel. These are our refuges, the places where we shelter ourselves from close human interaction. Yes, these are our chosen destinations, save one glaring exception. Two or three times a week during the often-frosty days and nights of basketball season, we cramp our Maureen Milligan sweaty bodies into Cameron Indoor Stadium and we become, as Tom Wolfe recognized, a larger creature. This Legend has it that the poet Walt Whitman was so creature moves with a powerful will and yells louder sensitive to the human touch that the slightest contact than that any normal mass of diverse, cheering individuwith other people was overwhelming to him. Yet he als. During those short moments of basketball, we forget would spend hours at a time standing in the middle of to shy away from the touch ofanother, as waves ofcheers a New York sidewalk, like a rock in the middle of a ripple through the organism that was once just a jumble river, relishing in the feeling of thousands of bodies flowing around him. If presented with the same opportunity today, few of moments us, I suspect, would choose the route Whitman took. Only a small number of us would imagine that any pleaaway ive to sure could be found standing in the midst of a throng of hurried -New Yorkers as they rush to their destinations. Strangers’ coats brushing up against our sides, our hair being ruffled as the crowd surges past, our noses being bombarded with the potpourri of scents emitted from of stressed-out, overworked Duke students. We turn to thousands of bodies crushed together onto a sidewalk the stranger next to us and slap a celebratory high-five. this would seem foreign and frightening to us. We instinctively understand and repeat a chant that has Many of us walk through our days shying away bubbled up from somewhere deep inside the crowd. Few television commentators have failed to comfrom human contact. We enjoy our personal space and guard it vigorously. Some of us see it as protection ment upon the unique qualities of the Duke crowd, and against further stress in our already stressful lives. even Whitman seemed to be have vision of what Others are choosing to operate within the Puritan- Cameron would become when he wrote, “is this then a American model where too much physical interaction touch, quivering me to a new identity?” between humans—especially those of the opposite Unfortunately, the television crews and newspaper sex—is deemed to be dangerous. Instead, we choose the reporters would not see evidence of this “creature phegray, stone walls of Perkins Library, the cold, tiled nomenon” once the final buzzer for the game sounds. floors of a dormitory room or the vaulted ceiling of the After we have filtered out into the North Carolina

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night, shivering with excitement in our sweaty clothes, the creature dies, only to awaken again for the next game. Students may walk back to their dorm rooms in small clusters, talking animatedly about the fantastic Boozer dunk or Battier three-pointer, but the ferocious entity that successfully intimidated yet another ACC foe has dissappeared. Our heads soon return to their bowed positions; our hands are stuffed in our pockets; our previously raucous conversations trickle down to a barely decipherable murmur. I wish the energy that we create during a nail-biter against Carolina could be carried into our classes as we debate a William Faulkner novel or the merits of the death penalty. Instead offeeling the need to drown ourselves in alcohol before dancing at a fraternity party, I wish we could learn to feel comfortable enough with an unfamiliar member of the opposite sex to dance a salsa or merengue—completely sober—and simply enjoy the proximity of another person as they move to the same beat. I wish that men could greet each other with a kiss and not fear the snickers of the all-too-common homophobe. I wish we didn’t immediately suspect that any physical contact initiated by the other sex was prurient in nature, instead of simply being a show of genuine affection for another human being. But maybe we are not ready to hold on tight to the Cameron intensity; the power we create together frightens us. Whitman, though he worshiped at the alter of human interaction, also feared its powers. “You villain touch!” he wrote. “What are you doing? My breath is tight in its throat/ Unclench your floodgates, you are too much for me.” Maureen Milligan, Trinity '99, is a former associate university editor of The Chronicle.


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North Carolina International Jazz Festival presents John Hicks (piano) with the Duke Jazz Ensemble. 8:00 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium, East Campus. $l5 general admission, $l2 students and senior citizens. Carolina Ballet joins with the Ciompi Quar-

tet for World Premiere Performances of ‘The Kreutzer Sonata” and other works. 8:00 p.m. in Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center. $2O general admission.

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DUKE IN NEW YORK ARTS PROGRAM Immerse yourself in the arts capital of the world next fall. This onesemester program is open to all Duke juniors and seniors, not only arts students, Internships for credit available in all arts fields including music, visual art, dance, theater, writing, film, media, and others. Applications and information available from Duke Institute of the Arts, 660-3356 or kathy.silbiger@duke.edu. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 3RD.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY Be an RA this summer to a group of 20 undergraduate students from Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan who will be studying at Duke on a special program for three weeks, July 27 Aug. 15 (evenings & weekends included). Central campus apartment, excursions, and stipend provided. Some knowledge of Japanese useful but not required. Please submit resumes by Fri., March 24 Interviews will be conducted during the following week. Questions? Contact Dr. Amanda Kelso, Office of Study Abroad, 121 Allen Bldg., 684-2174, email: akelso@asdean.duke.edu. -

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� Battier earns regional academic honors Junior Shane Battier became eligible (or the GTE Academic AllAmerica team yesterday when he was one of five athletes selected from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as a member the GTE/CoSIDa Academic AllDistrict 111 squad.

� Rookie of year—take 2 Freshman Sheela Agrawal, who claimed ACC women’s cross country rookie ot the year honors in November, yesterday added another title to her collection. The cross country All-American was named ACC indoor women’s track and field rookie of the year following her fourth-place finish in the mile last weekend at the ACC Indoor Championships in Blacksburg, Va..

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Seniors celebrate Senior Day by crushing FSU By NEAL MORGAN The Chronicle

Duke 87 With the outcome long since determined, the only question FSU 52 in the waning minutes of last night’s Senior Day was when Lauren Rice would make her final curtain call. But despite the chants of “We want Lauren,” the senior never returned to the court and instead quietly watched from the bench as her teammates completed an 87-52 drubbing of Florida State last night in Cameron Indoor Stadium. “I would have liked to step on the court one more time, but it didn’t work out that

way” Rice said. “We had a big lead so we let the subs get some time. I was just chillin’.” While Rice chilled, the Seminoles (11-15, 4-11 in the ACC) continued their ice-cold shooting, finishing the night with a dismal field goal percentage of 32 percent. No. 9 Duke (23-4,12-3) dominated from start to finish and essentially put the game away with a 16-2 run midway through the first half.

The Blue Devils dominated the game defensively, as they out-rebounded Florida State 43-27 and forced 22 turnovers. “Duke was phenomenal tonight,” Seminole coach Sue Semrau said. “From the See W.

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Duke's men's tennis team (5-0), currently ranked third nationally, advanced to today's 4 p.m. quarterfinals match against Mississippi at the National Indoor Championships with a 52 victory over Kentucky.

Following consecutive losses at the National Indoor Championships last weekend to No. 3 California and No. 6 Pepperdine, the women’s tennis team dropped to spots to No. 9 yesterday in the latest Wingspanßank.com collegiate tennis rankings.

The moment was almost too perfect A pass taken at the top of the key; an effortless, blinding-quick release; the ball hurtling through the air before quietly sailing into the basket. Nothing but net. With 17 seconds left in Duke’s win last night against Florida State, Missy West capped her Senior Night off the way she had always hoped—a missile from behind the arc to punctuate a phenomenal night and a phenomenal career. The moment was indeed too perfect.

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LAUREN RICE, playing in the final regular-season home game of her career, was able to call it an early night after racking up 15 points in only 26 minutes.

Although West’s three-pointer did put the exclamation point on a night when she exploded for 17 points and was a red-hot 7of-11 from the floor, it was a bittersweet epilogue to a career with a promising prologue and a slew of nightmarish chapters in between. Named ACC preseason rookie of the year before she ever played a collegiate game, West had always thought her career would have a capper like this—a brilliant game in

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Crawford, who had received with a permanent ban from NCAA basketball, won his appeal yesterday and will serve an eightgame suspension. See page 20

� Duncan’s return 2nd story to Porter’s heroics Tim Duncan returned to the NBA hardwood last night and recorded yet another double-double, but the night belonged to San Antonio's Terry Porter. Porter buried a 22-footer with only three-tentbs of a second left to catapult the Spurs over the Hornets, 72-70. Porter’s winning basket took the spotlight off of Duncan, who returned from a lower abdominal strain.

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basketbaH’s most college famous arena. It was 13 months ago that the Blue Devils, in the midst of a 32game winning streak and racing towards the No. 1 ranking, walked into a St. John’s ambush at Madison Square Garden. “It was a classic,” Battier said, recalling Duke’s 92-88 overtime victory last January. “It was really the precursor to this year, especially in the overtime period when Elton [Brand]

and William [Avery] fouled out. It was Chris, Nate and I who were thrown in there.” With two ofDuke’s three leading scorers watching from the sidelines, Carrawell and Battier took control. Battier drew two charges and scored four points in the extra period, and Carrawell iced the game with a pair of free throws in the final minute. “As a result, we proved to ourselves we could handle the

SHANE BATTIER was one of the heroes in last year’s 92-88 overtime classic against St. John’s in Madison Square Garden.

responsibilities of leading this team,” Battier said. Not everyone was convinced though. “A lot of people were like, That was just one game; they can’t do it all year,”5 Carrawell said. Of course, no one is saying that now. Not after Duke ripped off another 18-game win streak this year on its way to a 22-3 start. Not after Battier poured in a career-high 34 points Tuesday in a 96-78 victory

Tuesday against Wake Forest. And especially not after Carrawell, the ACC’s thirdleading scorer and top candidate for player of the year, and redshirt junior James became the first players in league history to win four consecutive regu-

lar season titles outright. ‘The goal now,” Battier said, “is to secure a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. I don’t think we have that locked up by any

means.” See RED STORM on page 19

The men’s basketball team’s final recruit of the year will visit campus this weekend and attend tomorrow’s game against St. John’s. Six-foot-6 forward/wing Andre Sweet will be making his first visit to Durham, and although Sweet has not been officially offered a scholarship by Duke, most recruiting experts indicate that Mike Krzyzewski will make an offer this weekend. Sweet plays for Rice High School in New York City and averages 18 points and 12 rebounds a game. Despite his relatively small height, he is a tremendous rebounder and shot blocker. The senior has been largely overshadowed by teammates Andre Barrett and Kyle Cuffe during the recruiting process, Barrett signed with Seton Hall in November, while Cuffe will attend St. John’s. Reports indicate that Krzyzewski was planning on visiting Sweet in late January, but was prevented by the snow storm. According to recruiting expert Bob Gibbons, Sweet has narrowed his choice to Duke and three other schools.


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Women: ACC title race heats up as State, UVa lose

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will be his last. He finally had something to smile about last night, when Jason Collier’s 22 points and Shaun Fein’s three late free

throws carried the Yellow Jackets to a 66-63 victory over N.C. State. “I guess I should have resigned earlier,” said Cremins, who was greeted by a standing ovation when he stepped on the court before the game and chants of “Bobby, Bobby, Bobby” as he crossed the court for a post-game TV interview. The Jackets overcame a 13-point second half deficit during a spurt in which Collier had 11 points. The Yellow Jackets (12-14, 4-9 in the ACC) snapped a three-game losing streak and handed the Wolfpack (1510, 5-9) their sixth loss in a row. State had beaten Georgia Tech in their last seven meetings.

Anthony Grundy led the Wolfpack with 29 points, but failed to get the handle on a 3-point attempt in the final five seconds. State’s Ron Kelley missed a 3pointer at the buzzer. “What a great game,” Cremins said.

76 COLLEGE PARK, Md.Antonieta Gabriel saved UVa. 71 her best for last. Playing in her final home game, the seldomused senior scored a career-high 21 points as Maryland ended a 17-game losing streak against No. 16 Virginia with a 76-71 victory last night. Gabriel entered the game having scored only 17 points against ACC opponents this season. But getting a rare start on Senior Night, she played a game that she will remember for the rest ofher life. Gabriel went 9-for-12 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds to help Maryland (14-12, 5-10) snap a four-game losing streak. Ga. Tech 69, N.C. State 52 Amy Lingenfelder scored 14 points and Regina Tate grabbed 18 rebounds as Georgia Tech rode a dominating first half to a 69-52 upset of No. 14 N.C. State last night. The Yellow Jackets (13-12, 6-9 in the ACC), who ended a three-game losing streak, shot 55 percent in the first half and went 4-for-9 on three-pointers, taking a 40-20 lead. The Wolfpack (20-7, 11-5), whose conference title hopes were hurt by the loss, have struggled recently. They are 3-3 without leading scorer and rebounder Summer Erb, sidelined with a foot injury. UMd.

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DAMIEN WILKINS battles Jason Floyd for a rebound last night as the Yellow Jackets handed N.C State its sixth consecutive defeat. “We got in a h01e... and I thought it could be blow-out city. Then we took control of the game. It was unbelievable. They just caught us on an emo-

tional night.” The Wolfpack had 21 turnovers, 14 in the second half, with most of those coming during Tech’s rally from 13 down. “Our sloppy play and the Georgia Tech defense both were responsible for the game’s turnaround,” said State coach Herb Sendek. “We certainly had a flurry of turnovers at one stage that wiped out our lead.”

State led 40-27 early in the second half when Tech put together a 23-4 run that produced a 50-44 lead with 9:02 remaining. Tech got the lead in the streak on a dunk by Alvin Jones for a 4544 lead with 9:56 to play. It was Tech’s first lead since a 22-21 advantage in the first half. The Jackets stretched their lead to 54-46 on two free throws by Alvin Jones with 8:15 to play before Grundy got the Wolfpack back in the game, scoring 10 points in a row, including two 3-pointers, for a 56-54 lead with 6:05 to play.

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much better.... They force you to take shots outside the paint... and they do a great job of giving you only one shot.” Defensive stopper Rochelle Parent made All-ACC candidate Latavia Coleman a non-factor last night, holding her to just three rebounds and 12 points. But perhaps most impressive was Duke’s rebounding advantage. The Blue Devils do not start a frontcourt player taller

than 6-foot-1, but they still dominated the glass. In the first half, Duke had more offensive boards than FSU had total rebounds, which led to a whopping 20 seccellar-dweller Wake to claim the top spot. ond-chance points by the Blue Devils. Five Blue Devils scored in double fig“It doesn’t add up on paper when you ures, including Rice and fellow senior look at it,” FSU forward Brooke Wyckoff Missy West, who finished with a gamesaid of the rebounding disparity. ‘They high 17 points. Duke shot a season-high box out extremely we 11.... Bottom line is 57.6 percent from the field, and freshman they’re a smart team, and can win basSheana Mosch recorded a double-double, ketball games with 6-foot-1 players.” tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds. And as the final ticks rolled off the T’m very pleased with the way we clock, Duke’s most valuable 6-1 player played,” Duke coach Gail Goestenkors watched the final chapter of her regular said. T’m very proud of the team. I season Cameron career unfold as she thought it was a great tribute to our uncharacteristically sat on the bench—seniors, not only the way the seniors just chillin’. “It was a little bit emotional because I played, but the way everybody else played as well. I told the team before the game enjoy playing at Cameron so much, I that they needed to play to honor the enjoy the fans and the game,” Rice said. “Being here at Duke has meant a lot to seniors, and I thought they did.” When Duke and FSU met last month, me. So it’s a little bit emotional, but you just try not to let it get to you. You have to the Blue Devils held a double-digit halftime lead, but saw it quickly disappear put those emotions aside once the ball late in the game. Duke held on for a 59-54 goes up.” Note: Starting point guard Krista win, but this time around improved defensive play on the part of the Blue Gingrich sprained her ankle eight minDevils prevented any dramatic finishes. utes into the game. Her playing status for “[Their defensive improvement! was Sunday’s game against North Carolina tremendous,” Semrau said. “It was much, will be determined later this week.

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Seldom-used Goloboy and Sharp come off the Tar Heel bench, but if any starters get in foul trouble, UNC has a big problem. Matyasovsky has struggled as of late, but she still has a lot of potential. LaNedra Brown has been seeing more playing time and has added a midrange jumper to her low-post repertoire.

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Duke’s troika of Parent, Rice and Mosch has been solid. Parent and Rice have good ball-handling abilities and Rice is a great long-distance shooter. UNC counters with Barksdale, who is one of the best players in the nation. Higgins has been a big contributor and Thomas has been a pleasant surprise.

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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 25, 20QQ

After three frustrating years, West shines on Senior Night � SENIORS from page 15

front of a buzzing crowd that included her parents, Dan and Cindy. “I just played it like another game,” West said ofher performance that also included five steals and three three-pointers. “It was nice because my parents have never seen me play like that and they don’t catch many games. They got to see me play well.” She’s only partly right. West’s parents had always seen West play well, just not as a Blue Devil. Back in her prep days at Malone, N.Y., West was an athletic prodigy, earning all-state honors in high school basketball, soccer and softball. Buoyed by the Miss New York State basketball and ACC preseason Rookie of the Year honors, West arrived in Durham full of fanfare and expectations.

A 20-point outing in her collegiate debut against UNC-Asheville only added substance to those expectations. “Coming in my freshman year, I really had high hopes and I really thought I’d be one of the top players,” West said. “I had a lot of confidence back then.”

But that confidence shattered when a freakish knee injury after her freshman season almost wrecked her career. From the phenom to the ghost, West disappeared to the end of the Blue Devil bench. Although West remained an emotional leader for the squad, the agonizing times of sitting through a redshirt season and playing only 43 minutes last year painfully burned within her. In her heart, West wasn’t a sitter, she was a player. “With my injury, I think I got down on myself a lot,

and lost a lot of my confidence,” West said. “I wasn’t sure ifI was going to return again or even step on the floor again.” But self-doubt eventually gave way to hard work. And two years of rehab later, West clawed her way into Duke’s playing rotation at the beginning of the season, and the feisty senior responded. When Krista Gingrich

MISSY WEST, whose four-year career at Duke hasn’t always been ideal, finished out in style with one of her best games of the season.

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Player of the game fell to the floor and Missy West grabbed her ankle in pain eight minutes into last With the focus on Rice’s final night night’s game, West’s time in Cameron, West capped off her finally arrived. career in Cameron as the game’s West’s wide-open threehigh scorer, with 17 points and pointer from the top of the five steals. key at the 10:07 mark of the first half opened the floodgates for a 22-6 Duke attack the basket, and I just wanted to do what she said. “It’s great to be able to come out and be used, even run that essentially ended if it’s as a sub. Coming in and to have a good game the contest. During the run, West and do well, it’s real exciting for me to just step out contributed two steals and on the floor.” another three-pointer, this And when West returned to the floor in the sectime with a defender in ond half, the excitement continued. West knocked her face. home two running floaters and converted two “I just wanted to come in layups before launching her parting shot into the and play hard,” West said. Cameron air with 17 ticks left on the clock—the “Once Krista got hurt, I way she had always scripted. No, West’s career path never did seem follow too knew I really needed to step up. [Coach Gail close to the script. Goestenkors] asked us to But for one moment at least, everything was perfect.

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RED STORM from page 15

St. John’s (19-6, 11-3 Big East) has even more to play for when it visits Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday for a 4 p.m. tipoff. The Red Storm is unranked but tearing through the second half of its Big

East schedule, having knocked off No. 13 Syracuse and No. 22 Connecticut last week “It’ll be good for the ACC,” Battier said. “Kind of like the best of the ACC vs. the best of the Big East, though I doubt it will do anything in terms of determining which is the better conference.” Erick Barkley, the Red Storm’s electric point sophomore guard, recently returned to the team after a two-game sus-

the country,” Battier said. “Very quick and very athletic.” Barkley may be back, but the fallout from his suspension lingers. On Wednesday, the NCAA suspended DerMarr Johnson of Cincinnati for one game for $7,000 in prep school tuition he received from an AAU coach. Barkley, who played on the same AAU team, is reportedly under investigation again.

Meanwhile, Michigan freshman Jamal Crawford completed a sixgame suspension for the aid he received from a foster parent, only to learn “Erick Barkley is not yesterday that the NCAA a bad guy. He just slapped him with another eight-game ban for trying traded in a car and to declare for last spring’s he’s being vilified by NBA draft (Crawford mailed his letter to the the NCAA.” league a day late). Shane Battier From Barkley to Johnson to Crawford, pension over Jeepgate. The NCAA ruled that Barkley, who and from programs like Missouri to swapped his Jeep Grand Cherokee for a UCLA to Oklahoma State, a startling relative’s Ford Expedition, had received trend is developing. It’s clear that no preferential treatment, compromising school is safe from the NCAA’s newhis amateur status. found vigilance. “It’s a sad part of the game right now, Barkley, who leads the Red Storm in scoring (17.0 ppg), assists (4.3) and almost a witch hunt,” Battier said. steals (3.3), is the cornerstone of the “These kids are not doing anything wrong. They’re not hurting anybody or Johnnies’ offense. With him in the lineup, the Red Storm averages 75.9 ppg. In breaking the law. “Erick Barkley is not a bad guy. He two games without him, St. John’s averaged 60. just traded in a car and he’s being vili“He’s one of the best point guards in fied by the NCAA.”

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St. John/s Game time: Saturday 4 p.m. Place: Cameron Indoor Stadium TV/Radio: CBS/WDNC 620AM No. 2 DUKE 22-3 Coach Mike Krzyzewski Guard Jason Williams, Fr. (14.5 ppg) Guard Nate James, Jr, (1 ppg) Forward Chris Carrawell. Sr. (18.1 ppg) Forward Shane Battier, Jr. (17.1 ppg) Center Carlos Boozer, Fr. (13.1 ppg)

Duke Series record: 5-3, Duke leads Last meeting: Duke won 92-88 (OT) last season in New York. St. John’s 19-6 Coach Mike Jarvis

Erick Barkley, So, (17.0 ppg) Bootsy Thornton, Sr. (14.4 ppg) Forward Lavor Postell, Sr. (14.4 ppg) Reggie Jessie, Jr. (9.0 ppg) Forward Center Anthony Glover, So. (10.3 ppg) Guard Guard

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St. John’s plays with speed, not size up front, where Postell is a lethal scorer. The pace should suit the Blue Devils, who have struggled against big centers but excel against undersized frontlines. Postell vs. Battier should be the matchup of the game. Edge to the Blue Devils’ 1-2 punch at forward. Thornton lit up Carrawell and Trajan Langdon tor 40 points last year in the Garden. Barkley is considered the premier point man in the nation by many, and he is the Johnnies' key player at both ends of the floor. Whether Williams and James can hold this tandem down could decide the game. Slight edge to St. John’s With Dunleavy out and James still recovering from the flu, Nick Horvath will be counted on for more crucial bench minutes. Matt Christensen has played increasingly well, but the pace of this game may leave him behind. St. John’s calls on only Chudney Gray (8.2 ppg) for significant minutes. Edge to Duke A top seed gives Duke something to play for. But St. John’s has everything to play for, including a large measure of respect. The Cameron Crazies, an overrated bunch living off an outdated reputation, seem unlikely to rattle a group that routinely plays in front of Spike Lee and 20,000 others at the Garden.

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Season ends early NBA deadline day brings no trading action for Michigan guard

he initially refused to get off the team bus when the Clippers arrived at the Target Center in Minneapolis for their game against the Timberwolves. Taylor, who has said he won’t re-sign with the Clippers when he becomes a free agent next summer, eventually relented and played in Los Angeles’ 116-91 loss to the Timberwolves. “I’m disappointed,” Taylor said. “I had a chance to go to a team that maybe has a chance to get to

By CHRIS SHERIDAN Associated Press

� Despite Michigan’s successful appeal, Wolverine freshman Jamal Crawford will still serve an eight-game suspension that will likely keep him out the rest of the year. By HARRY ATKINS Associated Press

Michigan freshman Jamal ANN ARBOR, Mich. Crawford, who had just finished a six-game NCAA suspension, was suspended for eight more games yesterday. The first suspension was for Crawford’s living arrangements while he was a high school player in Seattle. The eight-game ban came down after it was discovered that Crawford had tried to make himself eligible for the NBA draft while still in high school and after having signed a letter of intent to play for Michigan. “Today’s ruling had nothing to do with the prior investigation, from the original ruling of six games,” assistant sports information director Tom Wywrot said about an hour before Michigan’s 7 p.m. game with

Purdue at Crisler Arena. That game was to have marked Crawford’s return from the six-game suspension. The NCAA originally declared Crawford in violation of a rule that prohibits high school players from declaring themselves eligible for professional sports leagues’ drafts. Crawford signed and sent a letter to the NBA last May, seeking to declare himself eligible for the June 1999 draft. In that letter, which wasn’t accepted by the NBA because it arrived too late to place his name on the draft list, Crawford expressed the mistaken impression that he wouldn’t lose his college eligibility. Crawford sent another letter six days later in which he withdrew from the draft, the NBA said. NCAA rules provide a one-time exception for college players who put their name on the NBA draft list to retain their eligibility if they aren’t drafted. There

is no such exception for high school players. Venora Skinner told The Seattle Times that her son plans to turn professional after this season. “Jamal is going to enter his name in the draft,” she said. It was not immediately clear whether she was speaking for Crawford. Even if he were reinstated it would be hard for him to return to Michigan for his sophomore year, she said. “The only way is if all this pressure stops,” Skinner said. “I’m not going through another year of this. I’m serious.” Crawford’s letter to the NBA came to light while the university was investigating details of the first suspension. Michigan reported its concern to the NCAA. The ruling body of college sports said early yesterday morning that Crawford’s collegiate career was finished. The university appealed and the NCAA came back later in the day with the eight-game suspension. ‘This ruling was based upon the NBA decision,” Wywrot said. “It had nothing to do with the prior investigation at all. The NCAA, before, withdrew his name from all games, so essentially Michigan won the appeal.” Still, the university considered the ruling harsh. “We are deeply disappointed by the inequity of this decision,” university president Lee Bollinger said in a statement. “Any sensible approach would have yielded a different result. “We do not think Jamal’s circumstances warrant this level of severity.” The first suspension also ordered Crawford to repay $15,000 in benefits he received from Seattle businessman Barry Henthorn, with whom the player lived for three years while in high school. Yesterday, the NCAA reduced the amount to

On the slowest NBA trading deadline day in 13 years, only one minor deal was made between Orlando and Atlanta. A three-way trade that would have sent Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Taylor to the New York Knicks fell through. Yesterday’s lone trade sent guard Anthony Johnson from the Hawks to the Magic for a conditional second-round draft pick. The deal that was scuttled, for reasons that were unclear, would have sent Taylor to the Knicks, John Wallace from New York to Vancouver and Othella Harrington from the Grizzlies to the Clippers, several league sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press. Taylor was so upset that the deal fell through that

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‘They took off the money for food, clothing and other expenses,” Wywrot said. The NCAA also said Crawford could give the money to a charity of his choice. Crawford wasn’t available before the game with Purdue, but Wywrot said the freshman was aware of the ruling and understood it. There are four regular season games left, and the Wolverines are assured of playing at least one game in the Big Ten tournament.

the championship.” “Evidently [the Clippers] chose not to do it, and again that shows you what type of organization they are,” Taylor said. Not since 1987, when Ben Poquette was the only player traded (going from Cleveland to Chicago), had there been only one player dealt on deadline day.

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