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Volume 93, Issue 45
Thursday, August 22, 1S35
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By LOR ETTA GRANTHAM
Assistant City Editor
HILLSBOROUGH George Richard Fisher was
sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday for kidnapping,
sexually assaulting and killing 8-year-old Jean Kar-Har Fewel
on Jan. 30.
An Orange County Superior Court jury began deliberating
the sentence around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday following closing
statements by District Attorney Carl Fox and defense
attorney Barry Winston. The decision was announced some
40 minutes later. Fisher could have received the death penalty.
Fewel, a Chinese youth in the process of being adopted
by Tom W. Fewel and Joy Wood of Chapel Hill, had come
to the United States from an orphanage in Hong Kong.
She was found hanged Jan. 30 about four miles from Ephesus
Road Elementary School where she was a student. A noose
made from a plastic-coated cord was around the youngster's
At the time of Fewel's death, Fisher, a 36-year-old
Hillsborough construction worker, was on parole after
serving eight years of a 30-year prison sentence for breaking
and entering, larceny and arson. His trial began Aug. 8.
"That (the death penalty) is the sentence that is warranted
by the aggravating factors in this case," Fox said in a brief
He said the state had adequately proven the murder to
be "atrocious and cruel."
Winston told the jurors, "All of you believe to some extent
in the death penalty." Conventional wisdom means "you don't
quarrel with the jurors' beliefs," he said, adding that he would
"talk about two things" despite convention.
First, he cautioned jurors about "the horrible possibility"
that they could be mistaken in their guilty verdict.
Second, killing will never stop unless a better example
is set, he said. The death penalty forces people to constantly
deliberate "what circumstances are right and what are wrong"
for condoning the killing of others, Winston said.
He discussed how numerous youths will grow up in a
bad home situation like Fisher's.
"Killing George Fisher will not provide answers to that
problem," Winston said. "We have to look into the minds
of people who do these sorts of things .... It's our only
hope of ever changing this vicious cycle of child abuse."
"The only way to stop it is to understand it," Winston
Judge Edwin S. Preston explained the jurors' duties
following Winston's statement. He then presented the
aggravating and mitigating factors of the case to the court
before sending the nine women and three men of the jury
to deliberate Fisher's sentence.
By LISA BRANTLEY
Students eating out in Chapel Hill
for the first time after summer vacation
may find their favorite restaurants
expanded, closed or transformed into
The Porthole, a 43-year-old restau
rant on Old Fraternity Row closed
August 2. It was known for its dinner
rolls, spaghetti specials and having
customers fill out their own order cards.
The owner, W.M. Marley of Dur
ham, in a News and Observer article
written when the restaurant closed, said
that it was no longer economically
feasible to operate in the Porthole's
The building,, along with upstairs
property that used to be theUpper Deck v
bar, was sold to UNC for $430,000 and
is slated for use as office space according
to University officials.
Mr. Gatti's, a 104 W. Fjanklin St.
pizza parlor known for its luncheon all-you-care-to-eat
buffet, was another
restaurant casualty. It closed in June.
The site is currently being remodeled
as a fresh pasta eatery known as Est,
Est, Est Trattoria. Restaurant owner
Nick Rossicci said he hopes to have the
establishment ready for business some
time this weekend.
"We're working full time right now
to try to get it open," he . said. Ren
ovations of the old Gatti's building
began more than three and a half weeks
ago, he said.
Rossicci owns another Est, Est, Est
Trattoria on West Hargett Street in
Raleigh that was selected several weeks
ago by The Spectator magazine as "Best
in the Triangle" for pasta, cappucino,
espresso and house wine.
Rossicci said that he expected to
make many varieties of fresh pasta with
machines set up inside a glass booth
that will be on view to patrons as they
pass the kitchen.
"Well have pumpkin, beet, spinach,
whole wheat . . . and all kinds (of
pasta)," he said, adding that patrons can
combine types of pasta with different
sauces listed on the menu.
Prices for entrees vary from $3.95 to
$6.95 and include chicken and seafood
as well as pasta dishes.
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Individual excuses were ignored as ticketing began as scheduled in most campus lots this week
Tjrafffiic ''Office changes poMcy
By ANJETTA McQUEEN
The UNC Traffic Office made a few policy and
procedure changes in the campus parking system this year
to help reduce student confusion and parking tickets.
To accommodate the needs of all students, parking lots
have been divided into faculty staff lots, on-campus
student lots and commuter lots.
"We initiated this policy because of the problems that
were caused by combined resident and commuter lots,"
said Robert E. Sherman, director of the Security Services
Department. For example, each semester, parking space
availability for resident and commuting students would
change because students' schedules changed, he said.
"The office will now issue designated individual parking
spaces, " Sherman said.
Efforts are being made to assure that every student
who wants a parking space can get one , said Mary
. Clayton, UNC director of transportation.
"The spaces may not be convenient, but we do have
peripheral parking in the P-Lot on Airport Road,"
The Executive Branch of the Student Government has
permits to meet hardship needs. The traffic office allocated
200 hardship permits to the Executive Branch for 1000
' The number of students pre-registering for permits
increased this year, Sherman said.
"Our purpose and intent is to do all we can for everyone
who qualifies for a space, " he said.
The office issues passes first to graduate and
professional students, then to undergraduates by class
beginning with seniors and with the exception of freshmen.
On-campus and off-campus students are eligible for
spaces. However, off-campus students living within a mile-and-a-half
radius from the Bell Tower are not authorized
to obtain a permit.
For freshmen, there is one exception, Sherman said.
"Freshmen who are of commuting status or who can
demonstrate some kind of hardship are dealt with by
Student Government," he said.
The traffic office provided a pre-registration period last
semester to process permits for returning students.
"Before, students had to pick up permit assignments
in the summer, now they are attached to (the registration
card," said Sherman.
The traffic office obtained a printout of assignments
to confirm where assigned students would be living in
the fall. Then, on-campus permits were assigned.
Canceling a dorm contract does not relinquish a permit,
Sherman said. "I do not foresee implementing a revocation
procedure for someone who is not in the dorm," he said.
The traffic office staff provided the following rules and
guidelines for drivers to follow to avoid a ticket.
Drivers should never park in a specifically reserved
' space or fire lane.' '
Whenever a vehicle is parked at a meter, the meter
must be used.
Never purchase or accept a permit from another
person. The permit may have been reported lost or stolen
and will result in a $50 fine and the towing of the vehicle.
If parked illegally to load unload, there must be
a licensed driver in the vehicle to move it if needed.
The absence of a parking sign does not mean
parking is allowed.
Notes left on cars are not honored and will not
prevent a citation.
Rossicci said that he also will offer
a bar with mixed drinks, 30 imported
beers and 75 different wines 16 served
by the glass.
"We sell more wine (at our Raleigh
location) than anyone in the Triangle
besides The Angus Barn (also in
Raleigh)," Rossicci said.
He added that he believed the Chapel
Hill restaurant would have a loyal
following of area residents familiar with
''the other location, even in summer
when student business drops drastically.
"We get them to come to downtown
Raleigh where it's dead at night and
we even have lines," he said.
Est, Est, Est Trattoria will be 1 1 a.m.
to 2 a.m. seven days a week, with no
delivery service currently planned,
Spanky's restaurant and bar, at the
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By GRANT PARSONS
Although some upperclassmen living
in University housing have not received
a mailing this summer stating that $100
must be paid to ARA Services for the
mandatory meal plan, all students living
on campus are still required to pay.
Students should stop by the ground
floor of Lenoir Hall before Sept. 15 to
pay for the mandatory meal plan, said
Brenda Seel, administrative secretary to
Tony Hardee, director of ARA on
campus. They then will be issued a meal
card that can be used at any cafeteria
or snack bar on campus.
Those who do not pay by Sept. 15
will have $100 charged to their student
accounts and must pay ARA to have
the charge removed.
A memo from Wayne R. Jones,
associate vice chancellor of business,
states: "On or about September 1 . . .
ARA will send reminders to all students
living in University dormitories who
have not purchased the minimum $100
meal plan. The reminder will include
a statement that all unpaid charges will
be posted to the student's financial
account with the University Cashier if
not paid by September 15.
". . . failure to pay will affect pre
registration, transcripts, etc.," the memo
Unused meal plan balances may be
carried forward from the fall semester
to the spring semester but not to a
subsequent academic year or summer
Asked why some students did not
receive meal plan information in the
mail, Jones said: "I really don't know
why. That was something that we left
up to ARA to communicate to the
Seel said she had requested mailing
labels from Administrative Data Pro
cessing for "all students registered for
on-campus housing regardless of class
She said information concerning the
meal plan had been sent July 1 to
students whose names were on the
"As to why some students did not
receive the information, I don't know,"
she said. "WeVe pared it down to
sophomores, juniors and a few seniors
who did not receive it. It seems that
those in the middle (years) weren't
By MARTHA WALLACE
As the sun rises over the Bell Tower, they wait with bedrolls
and pillows. Some have camped out on a vigil.
The mecca of this journey is Woolen Gym. The sacrifice:
Drop-add is a fact of college life most students face and
an event for which pre-registration seems a pre-requisite.
"I pre-registered and only got two of my classes, and I'm
a senior," says Andy Valli of Concord.
After the initial line at the door, the pilgrims break into
smaller, more competetive lines in front of departmental
Each student's goal is to get into a class listed on the
printed sheet of those he or she needs to graduate. Of course,
the requirements differ with each major, and if the student
was a junior before the catalog was revised ... well, that's
To get the computer card that enrolls him or her in the
class, the student first must find a newspaper listing courses
and times and use it to design a desired schedule.
This is a good step to skip, however, as the times rarely
are available. The sections left in drop-add usually are the
ones that meet during the Evening News or "Good Morning
America. " Everything else is closed out.
Murphy's Law comes into play at drop-add. The two most
common occurrences are having the course close out just
as you arrive and arriving to discover you were waiting in
the wrong line.
Toward the end of drop-add, the mecca lies in ruins. The
floor is littered with newspaper, sweat and useless worksheets.
The lull of voices in the gym has elevated to high-pitched
"Does anybody have a Psych 10 card? Any time, any days?"
a voice wails.
At last the ritual ends. A few lost souls hang their heads
and mumble about summer school as they sit defeated on
the gym floor.
The survivors are exhausted and compromised, but relieved
"I only got two of five classes, but I don't care, I'm just
glad to be done," says Gordon Hill, a sophmore from Kinston.
Those waiting in line have developed a camaraderie.
"We waited an hour and a half to get our l.D.'s before
we came to drop-add," says Shawn Wood, a freshman from
Jacksonville. Matt Wills, a freshman from Charlotte, nods
"I had a good time, though," says Nate Watson, a freshman
from Asheville. "We talked to people and even met a girl
Many now fantasize about dorm beds, but there is no
time for that. The pioneers have one more stop.
A more expensive temple, the book store, looms in the
distance. There the quest in not computer cards, but used
And it may not end there. In front of the store, a sign
already advertises buy-backs and refunds.
All you have to do is stand in line. ,
Students face the reality of Carolina lines while waiting to have their ID photos taken
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