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Thursday, May 27, 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Falklands impact may hit U.S.-Latin relations
By ALISON DAVIS
United States support of Great Britain in
its battle with Argentina for the Falkland
Islands could be bad fdr U.S. relations with
Latin America, according to two UNC pro
fessors. "I think the United States has dug itself a
big hole in Latin America," said Joseph S.
Tuichin, a professor in the UNC history de
partment. "I think it (the U.S.) has alienated
all the countries in the hemisphere."
Richard A. Soloway, also a history de
partment professor, said the U.S. had no
choice but to support Great Britain:
"The U.S. clearly tried to be neutral at
first, but we really had no choice after a
certain point," Soloway said.
UNC student Adrian Halpern, who is of
Argentine descent said he believed the
Argentines were right to attempt to take the
"History has shown us the British have
not given up any of their possessions unless
they were under the compulsion of vio
lence," he said. "I think it's regrettable."
Halpern, a senior Latin American Studies
major from Charlotte, also said the Falk-:
lands battle would have negative effects on ,
U.S.-Latin America relations. "They (Latin
Americans) have long had suspicions re
garding the United States," he said.
"One friend of ours an Argentine
told us that all future generations of his
family would be taught that Americans are
'higos de putas which means sons of bit
ches." U.S.-Latin America relations would be
damaged because of the amount of sup
port Argentina has from Latin America,
Halpern said. "Latin Americans have sup
ported Argentina in this (the Falklands bat
tle)," he said. ;
But Soloway said Argentina had forced
itself into a "very, very difficult position"
because of a lack of support it has in Latin
America. "It's not a very popular country
within Latin America," he said.
Soloway said negative impact on U.S.
relations with other Latin American coun
tries might be limited by Argentina's lack of
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AP photoWide World photo.
Royal Marines disembark from a landing craft to reinforce troops from the
British Task Force who have already established a bridgehead at Port San
Carlos on the Falkland Islands.
Argentina has had the opportunity to
pose as "victim" in the situation because it
is an underdeveloped country competing
with two strong countries - the U.S. and
Great Britain, Tuichin said.
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Victor id us lax team meets Hopkins
Tar Heels John Basil (10), Dave Wingate (19),
Brent Voelkel (43) celebrate score against Cornell.
By CHARLES UPCHURCH
. Staff Writer
UNC's top-ranked Tar Heels advanced easily to the finals
of the 1982 NCAA lacrosse tournament in Chapel Hill last
week, sending Navy to a watery Fetzer Field grave on Wed
nesday and smothering Cornell in stifling heat Saturday.
The defending national champion Tar Heels face number
two-ranked Johns Hopkins in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday in
a 2 p.m. rematch of last year's finals.
Against the Big Red of Cornell Carolina generated enough
offensive heat of its own in the first half to put the game on
ice before high temperatures and humidity began to slow
both teams. The Tar Heels, led by Ail-American attackman
Michael Burnett, jumped to a 10-3 halftime lead and held on
to win big, 15-8.
Burnett finished the game with three goals and three assists.
But the Tar Heel offense, known for striking early and
building up leads with streak scoring, took a while to shake
loose 'in the first half against the Big Red. -
Leading only 4-2 at the end of the first quarter, Carolina
ambushed the Big Red with goals by Brent Voelkel and Jeff
Homire, both assisted by Burnett. Then, with 6:10 left in the
half, Burnett popped the Cornell net for his third goal, fol
lowed 25 seconds later by Voelkel, and 29 seconds later by
Andy Smith rounded out the Tar Heel first half scoring 68
Keys to the game were Carolina's superiority on ground
balls and faceoffs. The Tar Heels hustled up 81 grounders to
67 for the Big Red, and took 16 faceoffs to
See LACROSSE on page 21
ERA given high priority on General Assembly's list
BY CHIP WILSON
Staff Writer .
As North Carolina goes, so maybe goes
the national bid for Equal Rights Amend
ment ratification, ERA leaders said as their
T1th-hour campaign came to North Carolina
North Carolina, Illinois, Florida and Okla
homa have been targeted by ERA backers as
the most likely prospects for the three legisla
tive victories needed to make the amend
ment part of the U.S. Constitution. Deadline
for ratification by the necessary 38 states is
June30, and the N.C. General Assembly's
action on the measure may make or break
the national campaign, backers say.
But while state ERA supporters pulled off
minor victories in skirmishes last week, the
battle in the June short session will be
fought in the same generally unfriendly terri
tory as before. General Assembly opponents
of the amendment have claimed 28 of the
state Senate's 50 members as firm allies in
any votes that come up on the measure. .
The push picked up momentum last week
with the release at Gov. Jim Hunt's weekly
press conference of a Louis Harris Assoch
ates poll revealing that an absolute majority
of voting-age North Carolinians now favor
the amendment Harris himself, a UNC grad
uate, attended the conference to release the
poll, commissioned by KNOW, Inc., a non
profit organization that conducts studies of
A nearly identical poll by Harris' organiza
tion in 1979 showed that the amendment
was favored by only 49-41 percent.
Release of the poll at the governor's press
conference apparently signalled the start of
redoubled efforts for ERA by Hunt, a long
time backer of the amendment whose ef
forts last year were criticized by some ERA"
Hunt said he was 'optimistic" about
ERA's chances in the short session, which be
gins Wednesday. The governor has made
ERA a top legislative priority for the June
session and said last week he would "work
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Baseball in regional p'ay . pae 20
Week in Review . .pc;;e 23