FROM THE HILL
Little with two $579 plane tickets, in part
to persuade him to enter a contract with a
sports agent. The indictments charge that
Thompson delivered money to Little.
Also charged on one count of induce-
ment is Patrick Mitchell Jones, accused of
trying to coax Quinn to sign a contract
The indictments initially were reported
In all, 11 UNC players received varying
to contain the names of five individuals,
and Woodall confirmed that other indict-
ments were expected. But he added that
the investigation into the UNC case largely
has concluded; he deferred questions about
whether investigators would widen their
inquiry to agent dealings at other universi-
ties, saying, “That’s a question only the
Secretary of State’s office can answer.”
A spokesman for the Secretary of State
said in mid-October that the office was not
commenting on the case.
penalties stemming from disclosures in
2010 that began with reports of improper
player contacts with sports agents and other
outsiders. The probe evolved into allega-
tions of academic misconduct.
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A Nobel Connection
It may not have been news outside of Chapel Hill, but the papers Peter Higgs wrote —
putting forth the idea that a background field
permeating all matter was
for mass —
when he was
in 1965. Now
boson, he won
the Nobel Prize
in physics in
October. At UNC,
he worked with
Jack Ng, who
has taught at
UNC for more
than 30 years
and is a Kenan
physics. Read what the University Gazette
published about Higgs: bit.ly/Higgs_at_UNC.
Higgs shared the Nobel with François Englert
of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.
Pictures Worth a Thousand Notes
These portraits of North Carolina musicians are forever etched into the minds of some Chapel
Hill pizza gourmands. But Pepper’s Pizza, where they adorned the walls, is closed. Music
department Chair Mark Katz sorts through the art, which he acquired to hang in Hill Hall.
The student whose body was discovered last year at a Carrboro concrete plant was significantly
impaired by alcohol when he fell from
a piece of equipment, a plunge that
caused fatal trauma to his head, neck and
torso, according to an autopsy released
nearly a year later, in October.
The state Office of the Chief Medical
Examiner reported that 18-year-old David
Shannon’s blood-alcohol concentration
was 0.22, reinforcing long-held beliefs by
police that alcohol played a role in the
freshman student’s death on Oct. 27, 2012.
Carrboro police Capt. Chris Atack said
that while the autopsy provided little new
information, he hoped that its release,
along with the anniversary of Shannon’s
death, would spark new leads.
“We’re confident that there’s some-
body out there who has information that
has not come forward,” he said.
The N.C. Department of Health and
Human Services did not offer an explana-
tion as to why the autopsy took nearly a
year to complete.
Investigators have been trying to
unearth details about how Shannon
wound up falling more than 40 feet from
machinery at the plant on Brewer Lane.
The autopsy says he climbed a tall tower
and attempted to traverse a cable stay.
One possibility investigators have
looked into is whether hazing was a fac-
tor. Shannon was nearing completion of
the pledge process at Chi Phi fraternity.
In September, Carrboro Police Chief
Walter Horton sent an email to the
town manager, saying that officers could
file charges under North Carolina’s
anti-hazing statute depending on what
In September, Chi Phi President
Ross Masters told The Daily Tar Heel
that Shannon was not being hazed on
the night he fell. “Masters said the
fraternity does not haze its pledges,”
the paper reported.
Alcohol a Factor in Student’s Death From Fall