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The heat goes on
A day like this oughta walk
around with its tail 'tween its
legs. The high's gonna be
'bout 90 again.
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Volume 93, Issue 53
Wednesday, September 4, 1S35
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By TIM CROTHERS
Assistant Sports Editor
The North Carolina football team is
in final dress rehearsals for opening
night this Saturday in Annapolis, Md.,
against Navy. Even the notoriously
poker-faced coach of the Tar Heels,
Dick Cram, could not hide his antic
ipation at the Tuesday press conference
at Slug's restaurant.
Crum was obviously loose and in a
good mood as he battled the restau
rant's "muzak" with his soft-spoken
tone of voice. He even cracked a rare
smile when one reporter suggested that
the audio man might be from N.C.
The youthful exuberance of this
year's team seems to have rubbed off
on its coach, who spoke with feeling
about the attitude of the Tar Heels as
game night approaches. "There is a
great deal of excitement, anticipation
and electricity on the team," Crum said.
The upbeat attitude of the team going
into this season has to be credited to
the 1984 team, Crum said. "Any success
this team achieves, you should look
back to last year's team." The 1984
squad began the year 1-4, but rallied
to finish the season 5-5-1 including a
win over Georgia Tech and a tie with
a strong Virginia team.
Crum reiterated his commitment to
open up the offense this season. He was
quick to point out that more passing
will enhance, rather than eliminate, the
run in the offensive scheme. "If our
passing game is effective, it ought to
open up the running game for us," Crum
UNC can't help but look at the opener
with Navy as a revenge game. The
opening game loss to the Midshipmen
last year was a crippling psychological
blow and the danger exists that history
could repeat itself if the Tar Heels play
poorly on Saturday night. Crum feels
his team has matured considerably since
last year's 33-30 loss. "We made some
critical mistakes last year against Navy,
but we're more experienced this year,"
he said, "we should correct those
As usual, Crum was less demonstra
tive than some of his players when asked
about the rematch with Navy. Brad
Lopp, UNC's starting fullback, and
Brett Rudolph, a starting linebacker,
spoke with the press after Crum
finished. Lopp reminisced about the 60
yard touchdown pass with 2:24 remain
ing that won last year's game for the
Middies and drew some conclusions
about that game. "It was a big game
in our season, we wanted to win it
badly," Lopp said. "It took us a while
to recover from it (the loss), but it gives
us extra incentive this year."
Rudolph also feels this year's opener
will have special significance. "It's going
to set the stage for our season," Rudolph
said. "It's a crucial game."
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Hinton James dormitory resident enjoys
a rare few moments of solitude during
a hectic semester's start The many rays
of sunshine, which delight Carolina sun
worshipers, leave many a student
wishing for the cool of fall as they
journey from class to class. Fans in the
dorm room windows help relief some
of the heat as temperatures have soared
to a scorching 90 degrees in recent
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By LEIGH WILLIAMS
Police have added a charge of attempted rape
against 16-year-old Maxwell Avery Wright, the
Hillsborough youth charged with kidnapping and
killing UNC graduate student Sharon Lynn
The attempted-rape charge was added because
of "fairly conclusive evidence," Chapel Hill Police
Capt. Ralph Pendergraph said Tuesday afternoon.
Pendergraph said he would not describe what
evidence led to the charge because the case had
not been closed.
"You never really finish (a case) until you finish
the testimony (in court)," he said. Investigators
probably will close the case within a week, he
"Any warrant has to be drawn on evidence
showing probable cause whether it be evidence
from the crime scene or from the autopsy," he
Dr. John Butts of the N.C. Medical Examiner's
Office said the autopsy report had not been
completed and might not provide substantial
evidence to support an attempted-rape charge.
"I don't know whether statements of the suspect
were the impetus for the charge or if it was some
other evidence," Butts said.
"The body was severely decomposed, and I'm
not sure if the findings (from the autopsy) would
support the charge. I suspect it is based on
something else," he said.
The maximum penalty for attempted rape in
North Carolina is the same as for rape, Pender
graph said. In this case, he said, the penalty would
be the same as for first-degree rape.
Penalties for rape are divided into first-degree
and second-degree rape. Life imprisonment is the
maximum penalty for first-degree rape, defined as
forcing a person to have vaginal intercourse while
displaying a dangerous or deadly weapon and
Wright also is charged with one count of first
degree kidnapping, one count of second-degree
kidnapping and two counts of robbery with a
dangerous weapon in the Stewart case.
He also faces charges of assaulting a Fayetteville
woman who was stabbed July 5 when she was
getting into her car in a grocery store parking lot.
Stewart was abducted at knifepoint Aug. 24
when she and her roommate, UNC graduate
student Karla Kae Hammet, were in the Morehead
Planetarium parking lot, where they had parked
Stewart's car before going to a movie on Franklin
Street. The women were preparing to get in
Stewart's car when a man approached them with
a knife, ordered them into the car and handcuffed
Hammet was released unharmed at the Swain
Hall parking lot, and Stewart and her assailant
left on foot. The last time she was seen alive was
1 1 p.m. that night.
Investigators found Stewart's body at a
construction site in eastern Guilford County early
Wright was linked to the case after he was
arrested in Nashville for driving his father's stolen
pickup truck, and he was extradited Thursday to
North Carolina to face charges.
Wright is being held without bond in Orange
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By GUY LUCAS
False alarms still plague some dormitory fire
alarm systems, though steps are being taken to
reduce thise problems.
Fire and Safety Officer Steve Flury said alarm
systems can be set off by insects, condensation
on the detectors, steam from showers, cooking
fumes and faulty smoke detectors. He said ants
caused problems in many cases.
"The rate of alarms in dormitories is about triple
that in other buildings," Fury said.
. Since the air in dormitories is not filtered, alarm
systems are more susceptible to humidity and
changes in the. weather, he said. The design of
south campus dormitories especially contributes
to atmospheric problems, he said, since smoke
detectors there are so close to the outside.
Flury said confirmation boxes were added to
the systems in August to reduce the sensitivity of
the smoke detectors, he said, adding that the boxes
may be adjusted more later.
"We're trying to evaluate what effect weVe had
in reducing those false alarms," he said.
"False alarms reduce the effectiveness and defeat
the purpose of having a fire alarm system," he
said, because students become less likely to
evacuate their rooms. The University is trying to
achieve a balance in the confirmation boxes that
would reduce false alarms but still leave them
sensitive enough to detect fires, he said.
"We cant turn these things up so high that it
defeats the purpose of having a fire detection
system," he said.
Area directors said that most students cooperate
and evacuate during fire alarms.
David Spano, area director for Olde Campus,
said, "WeVe had pretty good cooperation, and I
hope they continue to cooperate because you never
know when there will be a real fire."
Gary Johnson, area director for Ehringhaus,
said, "The residents, considering the problems
weVe had, have done a good job of evacuating
The Ehringhaus athletic dining hall has not been
evacuated several times when alarms sounded
during meals this semester. During an alarm last
week, a'group of athletes on their way into the
dorm for dinner blocked the stairway, temporarily
preventing a large number of students from
Donald Patterson, Athletic Association food
service director, said, "If it goes off, we try to get
them out in as orderly manner as possible."
Someone from the dining hall checked with the
alarm system controller to see if there is a fire,
he said. If the dining hall was evacuated, "they
would just dump their food and get back in line,"
he said, which would use a lot more food.
"A lot of times, they'll just sit there and wont
even get up anyway," he said.
Chapel Hill Fire Marshall Joe Robertson said
he didnt know if there was a state law requiring
evacuation of a building during a fire alarm.
"I dont know of one (state law), he said. "There's
not a city ordinance to that effect. If we go to
a building and people wont get out, we have the
power to eject them under emergency powers."
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By JOY THOMPSON
The increase in the drinking age will
make it difficult for the Resident Hall
Association to plan social events, RHA
President Tim Cobb said in an interview
"Because half of (the students living
in) resident halls are freshmen, the
drinking age change will change the
entire social structure of the campus,"
The new drinking age of 21 is
scheduled to go into effect October of
next year and will have "huge ramifi
cations on this campus," said Cobb, a
senior business major from Raleigh.
Only 10 percent of all campus residents
are 21 or older, Cobb said, and RHA
will try to make the transition for these
RHA will be planning more non
alcoholic social functions, Cobb said.
"Once we get the , program board
going, it will be the main impetous by
which ideas for creative innovative non
alcoholic events will take place," Cobb '
The program board is a branch of
RHA created under last year's RHA
president Mark Stafford, Cobb said.
The board was responsible for program
ming social functions on campus.
Because of conflicts among the
board's members, the board split up,
Cobb said. And although the board still
exists today, it is not a functioning body.
Reviving the program board will help
strengthen the governing body of RHA
and help put an end to the "struggles
of individual area governments." Cobb
"The advantage the program board
has over the governing board (another
branch of the RHA) is that there are
twice as many people," Cobb said.
The program board will be comprised
of both academic cultural lieutenant
governors and social lieutenant gover
nors elected from each of the area
colleges, Cobb said. The governing
board is composed of only area
"With twice as many people there
should be a greater amount of ideas
coming from this (board)," Cobb said.
Cobb has also changed some of the
aspects of the board, which, he said,
will improve the board's effectiveness.
Jonathan Baker,a sophomore from
Baltimore, Md., will be the board's new
"IVe got a lot of faith in his ability
to (head the board)," Cobb said.
"Secondly, for the first time, the
program board will have an advisor,"
Cobb said. Allan Calarco, associate
director of University Housing, will fill
Also for the first time the board will
get a sense of "definition and function,"
Cobb said. Cobb wrote a list of by-laws
stating how the executive branch of
RHA wants the program board to
The board members are planning to
go on a retreat in September, which
"will help facilitate leadersahip devel
opment and help the group work better
(together)," Cobb said. He added that
he would stake his reputation on the
success of the board.
Cobb said he also was concerned
about the effectiveness of student input
on the functions of ARA. Cobb said
he would like to see more student input
on the quality and prices ol the food
at campus dining halls.
"Unless the ARA is willing to keep
an open ear to its main consumers (the
students), 1 dont think students will be
able to effect any kind of major change,"
Cobb said he was skeptical that any
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concessions ARA made to the students
would be perfunctory.
"I wish the management of ARA and
the administration would be more
concerned about the student feelings
about food service," Cobb said.
Cobb said he also hoped to increase
student awareness of RHA what it
is and how it differs from other campus
One way Cobb plans to increase the
organization's publicity is through Ken
Johnson, the organization's new super
visor of marketing and publicity.
Johnson is a junior from Gastonia.
RHA members also developed the
logo for orientation counselors' t-shirts,
The RHA can also gain publicity by
developing a closer relationship with the
Carolina Athletic Association (CAA),
Cobb said. This year the RHA plans
to work with the CAA on homecoming
"I think we can do things together
to make homecoming a better event and
(at the same time) promote the name
of RHA," Cobb said.
By KAREN YOUNGBLOOD
The UNITAS project is still alive and
well despite organizational problems
caused by the start of school, said
Mitchell Parks, committee chairman.
UNITAS, Latin for "unity," is a
project designed to improve interracial
understanding on campus by voluntar
ily integrating a dormitory or floor with
students interested in living with a
person of a different culture. The
program has sparked controversy as to
whether the project would actually
improve race relations.
Parks said the committee was trying
to reorganize itself so it could put down
on paper the project's objectives.
"With school, I havent had time to
hunt down 1 1 other people," he said.
"The status right now is that we're doing
two things. First, the committee was
presented with a list of culturally or
racially oriented classes promoted
toward understanding. We're trying to
pick a capstone class for the dorm. The
second objective is to come up with
something written down about prob
lems on campus and why UNITAS is
Because plans for the project are still
incomplete, it is uncertain whether the
project will ever be used. Wayne Kuncl,
director of University Housing, said he
would have to see something in writing
before making a judgment about the
"All I have heard are verbal reports,"
Kuncl said. "There was no specific
proposition. I'm open to ideas, but I
want to see specific information before
making a decision."
Kuncl said he was unsure of the
project's status because of a lack of
communication with the UNITAS
"I have not had contact with that
group since last spring," he said. "I had
strong interest and I'm anxious to meet
with the organization."
Parks said the group was trying to
make definite plans to give the admin
istration later this year. "Our main goal
is to have something available for the
administration by this spring and then
present it (to the students)."
Tim Cobb, president of the Residence
Hall Association, said the lack of space
on campus made the project
"Until the new dorm opens, there's
, a shortage of space, and they want an
entire dorm for this project," Cobb said.
"I don't think the trade-off is approp
riate. A wing of the new dorm would
Parks said, however, that nothing
had been decided about the amount of
space the project would use.
"There's' no way to predict the
response," he said. "There, we're in a
gray area. We could have 100 applicants
or 1,000 applicants. After that, it's just
a matter of space."
"Technically, until the housing con
tracts come out before the first lottery,
no one can participate in it," he said.
Parks said students interested in
UNITAS would fill out a housing
contract asking if they would be willing
to participate in the program. UNITAS
members would then be selected from
the group of applicants.
"The problem we would have is to
sift through the applicants," Parks said.
"Well have to settle with RHA and
Student Government how applicants
are selected. If things are perfect, we
might sit down and have interviews, but
if we have a lot of applicants we cant
Questions about whether the project
would actually increase racial awareness
have been raised since the idea for
UNITAS was first introduced. Sibby
Anderson, president of the Black
Student Movement, said she was
concerned that the people who would
be involved with UNITAS were not the
ones who need to become more racially
"1 feel the students who do want to
participate are already in the state of
mind where they dont have a problem
dealing with people," she said.
Cobb said he also thought applicants
would be people with some sort of racial
"I think it's a fantastic gesture, but
I dont think people have sat down and
studied the effect of what they're doing,"
Cobb said. "People who want a room
mate (of a different culture) arent the
ones who need to be exposed."
Parks disagreed with Cobb and
Anderson, saying the program would
increase cultural awareness. "That is a
stupid argument," he said. "The only
way you attract people not inclined is
for them to see their friends involved
or to hear something on campus. Then
theyH want to get involved.
"I see what Cobb's saying, but these
people who are already culturally
inclined will help the program get
through the initial bulge," Parks said.
A memorial service will be held
for Sharon Lynn Sterwart at 4 p.m.
today in Memorial Hall. The Rev.
Larry Hartsel, pastor of the Holy
Trinity Lutheran Church, will direct
God is dead Nietzsche