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T V" Spring after break Partly cloudy today. High in the low 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Low near 40. Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983 ) mm lb ffl Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Staff meeting There will be a mandatory staff meeting on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Place to be announc- ' ed. Be there! Volume 91, Issue 102 Monday, March 14, 1983 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 Xvv - . . . r r X X v5 - , ::. 4 f DTHChartes W. Ledford N.C. State fans celebrate the return of the victorious Wolfpack basketball team at RDU Airport on Sunday night ... the Wolfpack defeated the Virginia Cavaliers Sunday afternoon, 81-78, for the ACC tournament championship Wolfpack downs Cavaliers By S.L. PRICE Staff Writer ATLANTA An hour before Sunday's cham pionship game that no one wanted, Ralph Sampson stood before the TV cameras in street clothes on the empty court and accepted the award for being the country's most valuable player. While John Wooden offered his congratulations, the N.C. State basketball team strolled onto the court and walked past the center of attention. They didn't speak or smile, or wave. Four hours later, the Wolfpack crashed Sampson's going away party, his farewell to the Atlantic Coast conference, with a stunning 8 1-78 win over Virginia in the ACC Tournament final, and they stopped the Cavaliers the only way a team can. "You really close down on Ralph," N.C. State for ward Thurl Bailey said. "We had to make it rough for him to get the ball." The Wolfpack did just that, allowing Sampson only six points and three rebounds in the second half, and limiting UVa to only 15 rebounds in the final twenty minutes. With 11:26 left in the game and the Cavaliers up 59-51, the Wolfpack began its run. Bailey tossed in a jumper from the right wing to "make it 59-53. And then Terry Gannon, State's diminutive sixth man, drove the lane, faked up and whipped a text book pass out to Sidney Lowe, hovering in three-point territory. Lowe's jumper swished and the UVa lead was cut to three. Virginia's Kenton Edelin tipped in two points, but Gannon hit a 25-foot three-pointer, his fourth, to make it 61-59. Then came Alvin Battle. Subbing for injured big man Dinky Procter, Battle started to take control of State's inside game with a driving lay-up down the middle and a foul shot to make it a three-point play 63-62, Virginia. After an exchange of buckets by Sampson and Bailey, Battle again came through for State, snatching a muffed Sampson skyhook off the boards and draw ing an Edelin foul. On the very next play, Bailey put the Pack on top for good with a 3-point rainbow jumper, and Battle extended it to four with a tip-in. 69-65, N.C. State. With 4:20 left, Dereck Whittenburg opened the State lead to nine points with a way-back fadeaway jumper, and the Virginia chase was on.. The Cavaliers were able to cut the lead to three, 78-75, but Gannon stripped Sampson as he was about to dunk. Bailey tossed in the front end of a one-on-one, but Othell Wilson came back with a three-pointer to make it 79-78. Whittenburg then put the game out of reach with two foul shots, and it was over. . For Valvano, the ACC Championship makes up for the disappointment of losing to Memphis State and Notre Dame in Raleigh, for losing Whittenburg to a foot injury early in the season. "One of the tough things is to have high expecta tions and then be struggling," Valvano said. "I was a cheerleader for a while, saying 'good things are going to happen, good things are going to happen.' . 'The fact that we've come back from so much up and down we were going to play this one right to the buzzer." Valvano and the Wolfpack played this tournament See GAME on page 4 BSM elects head for 83-84year SCA members live out their medieval fantasies By LISA PULLEN University Editor Sherrod Banks was elected 1983-84 president of the Black Student Movement March 2 in the organization's yearly general elections. Banks, a sophomore political science major from Edenton, advocated a better run and more unified organization in his bid for the presidency. He ran unopposed for the office. "I hope the BSM will be one of the most efficiently run organizations on cam pus," said Banks, who received 94 percent of the vote. "I think the major problem with the BSM last year was the same age old problem of communication." Banks said he plans to send a regular newsletter to BSM members. . About 87 members of the BSM's 300-strong constituency turned out for the March 2 elections. Election results were delayed until the next day because keys to the ballot boxes could not be obtained from the Elections Board, said 1982-83 BSM vice chairperson William Bland. Despite BSM internal problems recent ly, the election turnout was higher than in past BSM elections, Bland said. "It did show an increase in participation of the membership," he said. , j Sherrod Banks Nine other BSM offices up for grabs in the. election were filled, all but one with write-in votes. Laquetta Robinson won her unopposed race for the office of on campus coordinator. Write-in victors included Mary Ellerbe, vice chairperson; Tracy Dudley, secretary; David Hogan, treasurer; and Rhonda Batts, minister ofi information. Other write-in winners were Annette Parker, per forming arts coordinator; John Robinson, parliamentarian; and Regina Ford, off campus coordinator. Charles Wallington was reelected to the post of cultural com mittee coordinator. The new officers will take over in April. Banks said that he plans to increase BSM membership, which may have suf fered due to the organization's internal problems under 1982-83 chairperson Wende Watson. Last fall, BSM members charged that the organization's Central Committee had See BSM on page 4 By SHARON SHERIDAN ' V Staff Writer . :. ' Should you stroll by the Forest Theater on Sunday, afternoon and see what looks like a fighting practice out of the pages of a medieval history book, don't be alarmed. It is a medieval fighting prac tice, held by local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a national organization, formed in Berkeley, Calif., 17 years ago. "It's officially a non-profit, ednca . tkmal organization dedicated to learning about arid reliving the Middle Ages as they should have been," said Chapel Hill's group leader or seneschal, who asked not' to identified. "We relive the romantic fantasy, but in a historical sense, It's a way of living out some of the fantasies that most children have about knights and armor and medieval things." SCA members can learn such medieval skills as calligraphy, needlework .. and medieval dances. They can participate in feasts for which medieval recipes are pre pared. "It's interesting food," the seneschal said. "If you're not used to it, it can be kind of a shock." SCA members can make armor, learn to fight safely with wooden swords and then participate in tournaments. "Safety is one of the biggest things," the seneschal said. There are very specific rules for fighting, and fighters are re quired to wear certain equipment so that they are protected adequately. Fighters must attend practices and are not allowed to fight in tournaments until they have learned the proper skills. "A lot of people have misconceptions OPEG reaches entative accor d about the weight of armor," SCA member Beth Roberts said. "It's not as heavy as you think it is." Another SCA member, Cynthia Sawyer, said, "It's just that you can't bend. It's really lots of fun." Everything is done as authentically as possible. If something completely authen tic cannot be found, someone improvises ; to create a good approximation. "That's where the creative part comes in," the seneschal said. Members choose a persona a character in a specific time period and country that they would like to assume. They dress in character and, when they go to feasts, bring only what utensils they would have been eating with in that time period. , , . SCA member Maggie Bryan said when she first attended an SCA event she spent about two hours talking to a man whose persona was a Portuguese cavalier from around 1500. He stayed in character during the entire conversation, Bryan said. - "You can learn a lot of history from it because you get to meet different people with different personas," SCA member Angelica Borders said. "You talk to some people and there's only been one (king) Henry." Roberts said, "I'm learning more about the Middle Ages and the customs than I ever did in school or college." The seneschal has a Welsh persona. ' She is Lady Cyffaith of Caerleon. "My, persona name' is Jason Greywolf," Roberts said. "My father wanted a son, and I'm fifth-sixth century Britain." Roberts was dressed in a blue, See SCA on page 2 3 4 5 6 The Associated Press ' LONDON OPEC oil ministers reached a, tentative agreement Sunday on price cuts and production quotas that lack ed only the approval of the Venezuelan goverfrment, Venezuelan Oil Minister Humberto Calderon Berti said. V ' Cartel Secretary-General Marc S. Nan Nguema said he expected the pact would be signed at a full meeting today of the 13 -member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. One OPEC official who asked not to be identified said a statement announcing final agreement had been drafted and was ready to be issued today, but Calderon was awaiting formal approval from his govern ment in Caracas. Meeting here in emergency session after price cuts by non-members Britain and Norway and OPEC member Nigeria, the OPEC ministers reported last week reaching a "general understanding on price cuts," needed to avert a price war on glutted world markets. Under that tmderstanding, OPEC's benchmark price of. $34 per barrel .for Saudi light crudeAvould drop to $29. Other grades would be adjusted accordingly. But the issue of production, and how it was to be shared among the cartel's members, forced the talks at a luxury Lon don hotel into an 11th day un precedented in OPEC's 22-year history. Calderon said he was awaiting approval from his government for a proposed limit on Venezuelan production of between 1.6 million and 1.7 million barrels per day. It is currently producing 2 million, and Calderon had argued earlier that his coun try would need to. sell at least 1 .8 million barrles to meet its financial obligations.' Calderon said the overall production ceiling would be 17.5 million barrels a day. There was no indication how his government would respond. Asked by reporters whether all the other ministers were ready to sign, he replied, "I understand yes. We have the agreement. It's just this one point on quotas." A buoyant Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, oil chief of the world's largest exporter, Saudi Arabia, said the meeting "will end tomorrow." , Ngeuma said today's session would be a full meeting of all 13 ministers. An agreement could break the fall in oil prices that threatens to paralyze OPEC. But many oil industry officials doubt the cartel has the discipline to curb sales long enough to dry up the current glut and stabilize prices. I ; V. ' A similar deal made a year ago fell apart within four months. . Calderon on Saturday had accused other members of refusing to compromise on the production issue. See OPEC on page 2 3 4 5 6 O WAS A gets go-ahead for Cane Creek project By KEITH TAYLOR Staff Writer Once again, Orange Water and Sewer Authority: hasrthe go-ahead it-needs to begin land condemnation proceedings against property owners hoping to block construction of a 760-acre reservoir on Cane Creek. In a long-awaited decision, the N.C. Environmental Management Commis sion ruled Thursday that OWASA could begin those proceedings. It was a ruling OWASA needed because the water utility had been unable to obtain all the land it needed through direct purchase for the reservoir construction. It was the second time the EMC had awarded OWASA condemnation rights. The first time followed a public hearing in 1979. " But members of the Cane Creek Con servation Authority, who oppose the pro ject, appealed that decision irt court. The N.C. Court of Appeals ruled in 1980 that an environmental impact statement, as well as a new hearing taking that state ment into account, would .be required before the EMC could make a final decision. was completed by the N.C. Department iOf Natural Resources and Community Development last September. The second hearing was held Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in hapel..Hill:.v,.-,. ....,.,,.. .. Everett Billingsley, OWASA executive director, ,said Thursday's ruling was "a very positive, step toward the develop ment of that reservoir," a water source that he called "essential to the very life blood" of the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the University and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. "We feel this is in the best interest of the customers we serve," Billingsley said in a telephone interview Friday. He ex pressed a desire for continued negotiation with landowners in the affected area, which he said was preferable to exercising the condemnation rights. But he said that OWASA's prime responsibility was to the citizens it serves. But the actual construction of the reservoir is not likely to begin soon. Spokesmen for the CCCA could not be reached for comment, but they indicated in the past that an appeal would be likely if the EMC ruled against them. The Raleigh News and Observer reported Fri day that CCCA attorney Ted Corvette The environmental impact statement 5ee' OWASA on page 4 5- X y i I- 1 DTHZarvo A. Saunders Soma members of tho Society for Creative Anachronisms SCA members assume the persona of a medieval character

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