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June 5, 2007

Local angles: Asheboro, Raleigh; Greenwich, Conn.; Atlanta

UNC to host NCAA Super Regional finals; some roads will close

After winning its second straight NCAA Regional, the No. 3 national seed North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team has been selected to host its first-ever Super Regional Friday (June 8) through Sunday (June 10) at Boshamer Stadium. Several parking lots and travel on Ridge Road will be impacted.

A portion of Ridge Road will close to through traffic from Friday (June 8) through Sunday (June 10). The section of Ridge Road from Country Club Road by the law school to Stadium Drive by Avery and Parker Residence Halls, will close to through traffic about 2 ½ hours before games begin each day and remain closed to through traffic until the end of the final game on each date. Emergency traffic, bus routes, local resident access, and pedestrian flow along Ridge Road will not be affected.  Stadium Drive will remain open to through traffic throughout the tournament and no buses will be detoured.

The S10 Boshamer Lot, S3 Lot, Lower Ehringhaus K Lot and the S4 Avery Lot will be closed from 6 a.m. Friday (June 8) until 11 p.m. Sunday (June 10).
If weather delays the weekend games, play may resume on Monday (June 11).  If that happens, parking areas and Ridge Road will have the same restrictions noted for June 8-10. 

Public parking is available for $5 in the Rams Head Deck along Ridge Road just to the west of Boshamer Stadium and in the NC 54 Visitors’ Lot, to the northeast of Boshamer.

For more information about the games, visit www.tarheelblue.com. For parking questions, visit the UNC Department of Public Safety Web site at http://www.dps.unc.edu/dps/breakingnews/breaking_news.asp.

Junior wins scholarship to intern at Bloomberg News

UNC junior Kayla Tausche is interning at Bloomberg News in New York City this summer, thanks to a scholarship from the Steamboat Foundation of Greenwich, Conn.

Tausche, of Atlanta, will write articles and take on other projects with guidance from a senior mentor at Bloomberg, the global, multimedia financial communications firm founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

A double major in international studies and journalism and mass communication, Tausche will be at Bloomberg from June 11 to Aug. 17. Her scholarship of $12,000 includes housing at The New School, a university in Manhattan.

This year, Steamboat partnered with 11 colleges and universities and specific internship providers for each of them, making awards to 11 students. Besides Carolina, the institutions are Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Northeastern, Syracuse and Yale universities, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Parsons School of Design and Boston and Williams colleges. All are private except John Jay and Carolina.

UNC alumnus Peter Grauer arranged to link Carolina via Steamboat with Bloomberg LP, where he is president and chair. Grauer also chairs the advisory board for UNC’s honors program and Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, through which the internship is awarded.

Andrew Walter and Peer Pederson Jr. of Greenwich, managing partners of the investment business Blue Orchid Capital LLC, founded Steamboat in 2003. Each year, they give a fixed percentage of the fees earned by Blue Orchid to the foundation.

School of Government Foundation elects new board members

The UNC School of Government Foundation recently elected Bobby J. Crumley of Asheboro and Charles B. Neely Jr. and Maurice R. Smith, both of Raleigh, to membership on its board of directors.

Crumley is founder and chief executive officer of Crumley & Associates, PC, a consumer-based law firm with offices in central and western North Carolina. From 1982 to 1984, Crumley served as Randolph County manager and county attorney. Crumley serves on the executive committees of Leadership North Carolina and the State GOP, and is currently a candidate for N.C. Attorney General. He holds a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University.

Neely is an attorney with Maupin Taylor in Raleigh, where he served as the firm’s managing partner for 10 years. Neely served three terms in the N.C. General Assembly and was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  He currently serves as president of the board of directors for the Triangle Land Conservancy and is a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee on the Future of Wake County. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Carolina and a J.D. from Duke University. 

Smith is president of the Local Government Federal Credit Union in Raleigh. He joined the LGFCU in 1992 as executive vice president and was named president in 1999. Before that, he was vice president of marketing at the State Employees Credit Union. Smith is a member of several boards of directors, including the N.C. League of Municipalities Local Leadership Foundation. He holds a J.D. from N.C. Central University and a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Wilmington.

The School of Government Foundation was established in 1996 to strengthen the private support necessary to conduct the School’s statewide programs, projects and operations. Besides annual city and county membership dues, the foundation accepts gifts of cash, securities, real estate, equipment and other items from individuals, businesses, foundations and associations throughout North Carolina.

Steamboat Scholarship contact: Jim Leloudis, director, UNC Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, (919) 843-7754, leloudis@email.unc.edu
School of Government contact: Ann Simpson, (919) 966-9780 or simpson@sog.unc.edu
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