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Copyright 1983 The Daily Tar Heel. All rights reserved.
Volume 91, Issue 103
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Christopher Mills, left, and Pamela Mills, right foreground, hunt for
Their son Nathaniel sits on his father's shoulders, and their son
trees go to the school. The Christmas tree sale began Thursday.
Smith wins his
take In vitational
By MICHAEL DeSISTI
STANFORD, Calif. The directors of the Stanford Invita
tional Tournament presented the championship game ball to
North Carolina coach Dean Smith Saturday, after an 88-75 win
over Stanford made Smith the 16th coach in NCAA history to
win 500 games. He accepted it reluctantly, looking slightly em
barrassed and confused at all the fuss.
Post-game interviews rolled around and Smith was asked, not
surprisingly, how it felt to win No. 500. And not surprisingly,
Smith remained unimpressed with his achievement, refusing to
take credit for something he said was just the result of spending
enough years in the business.
"That (500 wins) just means a long time coaching," Smith
said. "I don't set any personal goals in coaching; I set team
goals. It's just a nice win."
The "nice win" placed Smith sixth among active coaches in
total number of victories and first among active coaches in win
ning percentage with a 76.6 percent success rate in his 22-plus
years at North Carolina.
And while Smith was considerably nonplussed with it all, the
coach on the other end of the scorer's table wasn't.
"He wouldn't have stuck around that long if he weren't a
great coach," Stanford's Tom Davis said. "He's got such a
sound philosophy of play; his system is sound. And he's just a
Senior forward Matt Doherty, who has played in quite a few
of those 500 victories, offered Smith his congratulations after
the game. Smith politely refused.
"He just won't take any credit," Doherty said. "I said, 'Con
gratulations on winning 500, coach.' He said, No. We're
North Carolina was 4-0 on the season and Smith was 500-153
on his career after the Tar Heels silenced an extremely vocal and
understandably partisan Stanford crowd of 7,450 in Maples
Pavilion by defeating the Cardinal, now 3-1, to win the tourna
ment. Fordham defeated San Jose State, 89-74, in the consolation
The Tar Heels played the flip side of Friday's album against
Stanford Saturday, executing weir in an area in which they ex
ecuted poorly against Fordham, and executing not so well in an
area they excelled in Friday.
In its 73-56 first-round victory over Fordham, North Carolina
countered an anemic first-half field goal percentage with ag
gressive man-to-man defense, trapping and pressing to the tune
of 18 Ram turnovers in the initial 20 minutes.
"We did an excellent job defensively," Smith said. "I think
we've been more consistent defensively than offensively. We're
missing some good shots that we usually make."
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a Christmas tree at St. Thomas More School on U.S. 15-501 bypass.
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half points and forward Sam Perkins pulled down seven re
bounds to help diminish the sting of 36 percent shooting from
the field and build an 11 -point lead. The Tar Heels' 60 percent
second-half average rounded out the team's shooting for the
game at 47 percent. .
"There are some moments of greatness out there, but more
often than not there are moments of sloppiness," senior forwad
Matt Doherty said with respect to his team's offensive incon
sistency against Fordham.
Doherty might well have been speaking with clairvoyance
about North Carolina's pressure defense the next night against
Stanford, the same pressure defense that had kept the Fordham
game from ever developing into a real contest.
With North Carolina in its man-to-man pressure defense for
the game's first 5:36, the Cardinal continually broke downcourt,
disdaining a deliberate offense, for easy baskets underneath. It
took a Tar Heel zone, actually installed because of the team's
foul trouble, to settle Stanford down and build a 16-point lead
at the half.
North Carolina went into the four corners with just over nine
minutes to play in the game and converted 14 of 16 free-throw
attempts, with freshman guard Kenny Smith going 6 for 6, to in
flate an 11 -point lead by two and ensure the win.
"They were the first team that has taken us out of the
pressure defense; they made us look slow," Dean Smith said. "I
kind of thought we were pretty good defensively until tonight.
But they had 10 layups the first half. I thought they made us
look real foolish." f
While disregarding North Carolina's pressure defense,
sophomore guard Buzz Peterson was 5 for 6 from the perimeter,
hitting nothing but net and keying 63 percent first-half shooting
for the Tar Heels.
Peterson, who played 28 minutes in a reserve role with
Michael Jordan in foul trouble, was one of three North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Eight Marines killed in
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon Druse gunners blasted the U.S. Marine
base at the Beirut airport with rockets and artillery shells Sunday
night, killing eight Marines and wounding two, a Marine
Maj. Dennis Brooks said the Marines came under intense fire
about 12 hours after Syrian anti-aircraft batteries shot down two
U.S. Navy jets that were among 28 warplanes that launched the
first American air strike in Lebanon.
The Pentagon said a two-man A-6 and a single-pilot A-7
fighter-bomber were downed when the planes attacked Syrian
positions in Lebanon's central mountains about 8 a.m. (1 a.m.
EST) in response to earlier attacks on U.S. reconnaissance
One flier was rescued, at least one was captured and Syrian
soldiers said a third died of injuries.
U.S. Navy warships opened fire on the Druse positions in the
mountains overlooking the Marine base and the thunder from
their heavy guns rattled buildings in Beirut.
Brooks said the Druse militiamen began spraying the southern
end of the Marine encampment with small arms and 23mm anti
aircraft fire at about 7 p.m. (12 noon EST), and soon "the en
tire airport'perimeter" was being shelled.
The naval gunfire "was the result of heavy, sustained ar
tillery, rocket, small-arms and mortar fire that the Marine posi
tions have been under," Brooks said. He added the Marines
were responding with automatic weapons and M-60 tank fire.
The shelling of the Marine encampment ended 4'2 hours
later, Brooks said.
The deaths of the Marines brought to 254 the number of
Helms launches new ads in
By THAD OGBURN
A new series of campaign ads for
Republican Sen. Jesse Helms was unveil
ed Friday, just four 'days after the N.C.
Democratic Party began a series of, ads
The new Helms television commercials
focus on eight issues, including the Mar
tin Luther King Jr. holiday, U.S. aid to
Nicaragua and school prayer. The
10-second ads give Helms' stand on the
issues and again call on Gov. Jim Hunt to
debate Helms. The phrase "Where do
you stand, Jim?" appears at the end of
"These are all issues which Gov. Hunt
has failed to make a stand on, but which
we feel are important to North
Carolina," said Teresa Seiber, assistant
press secretary for the Helms for Senate
Seiber said Friday that the ads would
begin running statewide in all major
media markets this week.
By MARK STINNEFORD
The Student Supreme Court, in a
unanimous opinion released Sunday,
upheld the allocation of student fees to
the Black Student Movement Gospel
While the court found that the group's
singing of gospel music did not violate the
Student Constitution, the choir will be
barred from reciting prayer or scripture
during its performances as a result of the
ruling, which was written by Chief Justice
The choir will be allowed to continue
performing in churches but not as part of
BSM Choir President Fletcher Gamble
said he was relieved by the ruling. The
choir can live with the restrictions placed
upon it by the court, he said.
"I hate that the choir had to go
through this process, but I'm glad that
it's taken care of legally," Gamble said.
"This is something the choir can
BSM President Sherrod Banks said of
the ruling: "Thank you, David Maslia."
Maslia, an assistant student attorney
general, served as counsel for the BSM
and the other defendants in the case.
Banks said he hoped the decision
; would put an end to the yearly disputes
over funding the choir.
"Ever since I've been at UNC, this
issue has been disputed," he said. "It has
been a cause of a great deal of anguish
over the years. I'm glad its over."
In a complaint presented to the court in
April, Campus Governing Council
members Allan Rosen (District 7) and
Steve Reinhard (District 1) charged that
the allocation of student fees to the choir
violated the Student Constitution. The
The aiuivuiiceinem 01 me new Helms
ads came Friday amid much political
maneuvering. Claude Allen, press
secretary for the Helms for Senate Com
mittee, went to Democratic headquarters
in Raleigh to meet with N.C. Democratic
Party Chairman David Price and arrange
a Hunt-Helms debate.
Price was in eastern North Carolina for
the day, however, so Allen held a news
conference in front of the building. He
issued a challenge for Hunt to debate
Helms. Later in the day, the Helms com
mittee held another news conference in
which they revealed the new ad cam
paign. The Helms ads came on the heels of a
Democratic party radio advertising cam
paign that began last Monday. The
Democrats' ads charge that Helms voted
to double the cigarette tax and to cut
Social Security benefits. The ads end by
asking "Who is Jesse Helms working
The Helms committee has attempted to
halt the airing of the ads because they feel
Alpha Phi Omega will
sponsor the Red Cross
Bloodmobile in the Great
Hall today and Tuesday. See
Campus Calendar, page 4.
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court heard the case on Nov. 16.
An amendment to the Student Con
stitution reads: "The Campus Governing
Council shall appropriate no Student
Fees to programs, services or events of a
political or religious nature." The amend
ment was passed during a student body
referendum in February.
The CGC has allocated $1,700 to the
BSM Gospel Choir for the 1983-84
Reinhard, who also served as counsel
for the plaintiffs, declared the decision a
"49.9 percent victory."
"What the opinion says to me is that
the Gospel Choir, in continuing with
prayer and scripture reading, seems to be
religious in nature," Reinhard said.
"They seem to need to drop these to con
tinue their funding."
Maslia said the choir had gotten almost
everything it wanted in the ruling. He
grinned repeatedly while reading a copy
of the decision handed to him by a
"The main thing the choir was in
terested in was maintaining the money to
perform and the place to perform; none
of that was destroyed by the ruling," he
Reinhard said the court's decision was
"well-reasoned" and that he was not con
templating further legal action against the
choir. - "
"I have no plan to take it to state
court," he said. "That does not mean
that if the Gospel Choir does not reform
(by dropping prayer and scripture
reading) that they won't see another ac
tion against them."
But Rosen said he was unsure whether
he would pursue the issue.
"The fact that they, exclusively sing
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American servicemen killed in Lebanon, including 239 who
perished in a suicide truck-bombing of the Marine headquarters
on Oct. 23.
A Defense Department spokesman in Washington said names
of the latest victims would not be released pending notification
In Washington, White House national security spokesman
Robert Sims said, "I know we've had an attack from Druse and
probably Shiite positions around the airport at Beirut, and it is
pretty intense. We have had some casualties and we have
responded with tank and naval gunfire."
At a black-tie reception in the White House, President
Reagan told reporters, "I've just had a first report, no confir
mation of it."
He was asked if the United States would retaliate, and said,
"Well, as I understand It, we are right now returning fire from
our naval artillery."
Secretary of State George P. Shultz declined comment, say
ing, "I've just had a report there has been shelling and there are
The White House said Reagan authorized the morning air
raid and has vowed to order more strikes if Syrian anti-aircraft
batteries continue to fire at American surveillance planes.
"We are going to defend our forces there," Reagan told
reporters at the White House. "'...If our forces are attacked, we
Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger said the Syrians were
believed to be holding two of the fliers. "We are attempting to
negotiate their release," Reagan said.
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the ads are inaccurate. The committee has
threatened to bring legal action against
stations that run the ads. On Thursday,
Helms for Senate Treasurer Mark
Stephens filed a complaint with the
Federal Communications Commission
against WBT, a Charlotte radio station
that has run the anti-Helms ads since.
William Jennings, general manager of
WBT, said in a telephone interview Fri
day that the station would continue runn
ing the Democrats ads, unless WBT
received documentation from the Helms
committee that the ads were inaccurate.
He said he had asked Stephens for
documentation, but none had been pro
vided so far. The ads are scheduled to nin
through Dec. 14, Jennings said.
"What we're talking about here is my
right and this company's right to air
issue-oriented advertising," Jennings
said. "It's not up to this radio station or
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