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Copyright 1985 The Daily Tar Heel
N.C.A & T graduates recall their
landmark civil rights protest on
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 114
Tuesday, January 29, 1985
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
Does having a private office in Suite
C, being called "the chief" by executive
assistants and being elected to run
Student Government give UNC's stu
dent body president the right to involve
his administration in off-campus
Some of the nine candidates for
student body president expressed
conflicting opinions on this topic at a
forum Sunday night in the Union.
The issue developed in response to
a bill passed by the Campus Governing
Council and signed by Student Body
President Paul Parker last November
promising action if the United States
invaded Nicaragua, including organiz
ing vigils outside of Congressional
offices and asking the Chancellor to
Doug Berger, a candidate for SBP,
helped write the bill. "I have entered
this campaign with the goal of renewing
UNC's commitment to liberty on
campus, in the state and in the nation,"
Berger said at the forum.
Expressing different sentiments, SBP
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Computer offers students career
guidance counseling activities
By WAYNE GRIMSLEY
Students who don't know what to do
when they grow up can see a counselor.
If they still don't know, they can see
Students can make an appointment
to use the computer, The System of
Interactive Guidance and Information,
at Nash Hall free of charge. "They can
use it separate from a counselor," said
Jane Spanel, assistant director for
SIGI tries to find the best career
choice in five steps.
During the first step, a student
assesses values on the computer. The
screen shows: high income, prestige,
independence, helping others,' security,
variety, leadership, interest field, leisure
and early entry. The student assigns a
By JANET OLSON
Reggie Holley, a junior criminal
justice major from Benson, has
announced his candidacy for student
In an effort to make student govern
ment more personable, Holley said if
he were elected, he would set up a liaison
committee which would inform stu
dents in campus dormitories about
decisions being made about campus
As president, Holley said he would
make a commitment to keep student
fees and textbook prices down.
"Students are investing $292 a year
in student activities fees, and a good
candidate Brad Ives said Sunday, "It's
time Student Government got the hell
out of Central America and got back
on campus." Ives proposed Student
Government work on local issues such
as repealing the $100 mandatory meal
plan and repairing dormitories.
Max Lloyd, an SBP candidate who
tried to break quorum by walking out
on the CGC vote on the Nicaragua bill,
said in an interview yesterday that, if
elected, he'd keep his administration
working on campus issues.
"We elect our state and federal
legislatures to take care of state and
national foreign policy," Lloyd said.
"We elect student legislatures to take
care of student matters. I'd use my veto
and veto any bills not dealing directly
with the students of this university."
Although she agreed with its inten
tions, SBP candidate Patricia Wallace
abstained from the Nicaragua bill
because she thought its recommenda
tions were poor.
"I think it's kind of neat that we
addressed those issues, but I think we
better clean up our own back yard first,"
Wallace satf at the forum. "If we say
number to each of these values. The
higher the number, the more important
the value is.
On the second step, the student types
in specific words for five values. For
high income, the student could put his
desired yearly income, for example.
After the student types these com
ments, the screen displays occupations
that meet or exceed his requirements.
During the third step, the student
may ask up to 28 questions about any
three occupations. Question topics
include work activities, entry require
ments, income, special problems on the
job, working conditions and outlook.
If the student asks about the activities
of engineers, for example, the computer
will print that they plan, design and
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lower textbook, student activities fees
deal of that goes to
ment," Holley said.
"It's time that stu
asks less and gives
To keep text
book prices down,
Hnllev said he s,
would try to devise
book orders one semester in advance
and to use books for at least two
Addressing the campus parking
problem, Holley said the University
I'd be the first to
SBP candidates voice their opinions regarding whether Suite C
should concern itself with foreign issues or stick to campus ones
Under Paul Parker's administration, the CGC has passed three bills that could be seen as reaching beyond campus politics:
the Nicaragua bill, a bill calling for the divestment of student government funds from investment in companies that operate
in South Africa, and a bill supporting a national armband day to protest apartheid and U.S. racism on the anniversary
of Martin Luther King Jr. 's assassination.
something like, 'Clean up your act over
there,' it's no good. We've got to clean
up our act over here first."
Although SBP candidate Reggie
Holley voted for the Nicaragua bill
while speaker of the CGC, he said his
administration would deal with campus
issues. "If I'm elected, basically what I
want to do is spend so much time on
issues basic to this campus that the
executive branch won't have time to
handle national issues," Holley said in
a phone interview yesterday.
"(The Nicaragua bill) was a measure
I, as a council member, had to address,"
he said. "Had I walked out, I would
not have been doing my job. I have
never walked out on meeting before and
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Snow covered UNC and the Chapel Hill area yesterday, yet classes and most other activities continued as
usual. Bikers rode through the white stuff to and from classes, and University employees sheltered themselves
under umbrellas as they entered South Building, across from the Old Well.
DTH Nancy London
Kristine Ambert, a freshman from Greenville, utilizes Nash Hall's job computer.
must rethink its current parking arran-.
gements. If elected, he would work to
make sure dormitory students were ,
given priority so they could park close
to their residence halls. He would also
designate an area on campus where
commuters could park.
"This plan would mean cutting down
on the number of commuters on
campus," Holley said. "We will be
sensitive to commuters' problems, but
we will also encourage them to use bus
admit that I'm a
Under Paul Parker's administration,
the CGC has passed three bills that
could be seen as reaching beyond
campus politics: the Nicaragua bill, a
bill calling for the divestment of student
government funds from investment in
companies that operate in South Africa,
and a bill supporting a national arm
band day to protest apartheid and U.S.
racism on the anniversary of Martin
Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
"Although I stick to the letter of the
law," Parker said, "there are times when
you'd be so heady that you'd effectively
stifle anything you'd do. I felt the
Nicaragua issues pertained to this
campus, and 1 felt like the Martin
Luther King issue pertained to this
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and shuttle services."
Discussing the $100 mandatory meal
plan due to go into effect in the fall,
Holley said the plan was unfair because
dormitory residents would pay the price
for all students who use ARA food
services. If elected, he said he planned
to 'urge the Board of Trustees to
reconsider its postition.
"If the first step doesn't work, well
have to consider other alternatives,"
Holley is speaker of the Campus
Governing Council and last year chaired
the CGC Rules and Judiciary Commit
tee. During his sophomore year, he
chaired the Board of Directors of
Student Legal Services.
very funny guy.
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"People say, 'There are enough things
to do on this campus without going out
and fighting wars in Nicaragua.' Yes,
there are, but my thinking is that a good
student body president is going to do
everything," Parker said.
"I hope this university is more than
the narrow things that go on, on this
campus," Parker said. "I'd be very
disappointed if students could only
think about the price of a meal. I know
I can, and I know a lot of other people
SBP candidate Dirk Marshall, who
proposed cutting back excess spending,
spoke against the Nicaragua bill at the
"With (something like) the Nicaragua
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Rickert, Schmidt desire
increased writer freedom
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
Arne Rickert and David Schmidt
have announced their candidacy for co
editorship of Tixe Daily Tar Heel.
Rickert, a senior English and
RTVMP major from Topeka, Kan.,
and Schmidt, a junior journalism and
English major from Hockessin, Del.,
both have previous journalism expe
rience. Working as political editor of
"The Phoenix", Rickert became editor
of the weekly paper in the spring of
Schmidt started with the DTH his
freshman year, has written for the arts
and university desks and served as
assistant arts editor. Last summer
Schmidt copy edited for the Wilming
ton (Del.) News Journal, where he has
worked since his senior year in high
"The main reason we're running as
co-editors is that there'll be an editor
there at all times," Schmidt said.
"Instead of two people working to be
one good editor, we're going to work
to be good editors in our own right."
Co-editors have run the DTH five
times before in 1956, 1962, 1963, 1964
Rickert and Schmidt don't expect
friction to be a problem. "We're in really
superb agreement on the fundamental
things," Rickert said. "We've been able
to hammer out ideas to get down to
three or four basic things to help the
If elected, their main priority would
be to change the writing style of the
DTH, Rickert said. "The writing style
of the DTH has tended to be stiff in
bill, you can't make a statement for all
22,000 students," Marshall said. "I'd try
and make sure both sides were pres
ented. There would not be a statement
made on your behalf without your
SBP candidate Fetzer Mills, who said
his motivation for running stemmed
from his struggle to overcome alcoh
olism and the lack of help he received
at the University, plans to concentrate
on campus issues.
"I'm interested in issues that concern
students and not superficial issues that
really have no bearing on day to day
lives," he said Sunday.
SBP candidates Joe Stewart and
David Dickson could not be reached
for comment yesterday, and neither
spoke on the issue Sunday.
Dickson has focused on campus
issues, including establishing a search
committee for minority faculty and
increasing the hours in Davis Library.
Stewart wants to establish more
service-oriented programs, such as an
organization providing RH A services to
off-campus students and a health
program bringing doctors to the
N. C. visit
It was almost a repeat performance
of last Monday when sleet and snow
pelted down on Chapel Hill and
Carrboro yesterday. The Chapel Hill
area got three inches of snow by late
afternoon, resulting from a low pressure
front coming from Alabama. But,
according to the National Weather
Service, today should be clear and cool,
with highs in the low 40's. No rain is
Snow flurries continued through last
night accompanied by temperatures in
Although most main roads remained
clear yesterday, Officer Keith Porter
field of the Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment said several weather-related
accidents involving minor automobile
or property damage were reported.
In Carrboro, one car flipped over
near Greensboro Road at about 8 a.m.
Its occupants were taken to N.C.
Memorial Hospital in a private car.
Lt. Benjamin Callahan of the Car
rboro Police Department said residen
tial streets and secondary roads were
slippery, but Chapel Hill and Carrboro
public works crews sanded and salted
these roads throughout last night to
alleviate some of the icy road
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Schmidt and Rickert
past years," he said. "Writers are not
having very much asked of them.
They're not being required to be more
than a dictating machine." Rickert said
he and Schmidt would expect reporters
to develop issues more deeply and come
up with original questions.
"This is a large task, something that
would take awhile," Schmidt said.
"Having two of us would make it
Rickert and Schmidt also propose a
weekly editors' column for the back
page, telling students what went on
behind certain stories and how contro
versial decisions were made. "There's a
wall between the DTH and the student
body," Schmidt said. "It isn't going to
be a weekly apology but just an
explanation on how decisions were
made," Schmidt said. "ItH also serve
as a steam valve if we do disagree."