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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 85
Thursday, October 24, 1S35
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Jim Lampley speaking in Memorial Hall Wednesday night
By LINDA MONTANARI
The hypocritical premise on which
the National Collegiate Athletic Asso
ciation is built prevents athletes from C
functioning honestly in college athletics,
ABC Sports commentator Jim Lam
pley said last night.
Lampley spoke to a crowd of about
275 in Memorial Hall. His speech was
the first major event of the Rampage
85 Homecoming campaign.
Recruited 18-year-olds are expected
to excel not only in academics but in
highly publicized and time consuming
sports, while facing the usual . college
adjustments such as apartment hunting
and finding money to live on, Lampley
"This is the premise of our present
system of intercollegiate athletics. It is
flawed to the point of being
"1 think there is little point in asking
what should be done about the NCAA,"
he said. "The people sitting in South
Building".... those people are the
Turning to open professionalism in
college sports would eliminate the
dilemma, Lampley said."
"Admit that universities operate
semi-professional sports systems for
their own public relations benefit and
pay (the athletes) what they're worth,"
But Lampley said he favored return
By JOY THOMPSON
The African and Afro-American Curriculum is introducing
three new courses on Africa in an effort to increase student
understanding about well-publicized African issues such as
South African apartheid and the drought in the South
Saharan region and Eastern Africa, said curriculum
Chairman Colin Palmer.
These courses reflect the curriculum's placing much of its
resources in the study of Africa, Palmer said in an interview
Wednesday. He said, he and some of the curriculum's
professors decided the increased news coverage of Africa
warranted a deeper understanding of the politics, economics
and sociology of Africa.
"I hope the offering of these courses will stimulate debate
for understanding Africa and promote the study of Africa
on campus," Palmer said.
The lecture courses fall under three sections of Afri 60
titled "Topics in African Studies."
Section one, titled "Contemporary Africa: Issues in Health,
Population and Environment," will allow students to examine
the social, demographic and environmental factors that
influence current human conditions like the drought in
Curriculum Professor Karen Shelly will teach the course.
In a course description, Shelley said students would examine
specific case studies where cultural and environmental factors
"pose dilemmas for both local peoples and for those national
and international agencies which attempt to give assistance."
Section one will be taught on Mondays and Wednesdays
from 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Section two, titled "The Politics of Apartheid in South
Africa," will focus on the origin and evolution of apartheid
in South Africa and the emergence and nature of black
opposition to white rule. The course will be taught on
.Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. by Sheridan Johns, a political
science professor from Duke University.
Section three, to be taught by curriculum professor Julius
ing to strict amateurism in college
"Eliminate all athletic scholarships
. . . , I dont think we are accepting any
t moral failing, .if. ;we .ajlow 1 8-year-olds
-tcrplay with the NBA or the NFL.
"That system could help place the
emphasis in American educational
institutions back on education, where
it obviously belongs."
Although people claim to be offended
that college athletes can't read or write,
they savor such accounts with the same
"delicious revulsion and dread" they feel
when reading a Stephen King novel,
"American education is unwilling to
honestly admit what it wants from .
intercollegiate athletics, which is basi
cally what it has a semi-professional
system . . . apologizing weakly for
itself," he said.
Lampley also spoke about his expe
riences covering the 1976, 1980, and 1984
The 1976 Montreal Olympics showed
him the comradery and spirit that could
be generated by international athletic
competition, but the Lake Placid games
in 1980 did just the opposite, Lampley
"The Olympics are much more a
political event than a sports event," he
said. "That experience (Lake Placid),
particularly of the boycott, made me
See LAMPLEY page 9
free society is one where it is safe
By GUY LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
Today's Yure Nmomma party
avoided financial problems when the
Campus Governing Council voted 11
0 Wednesday to override Student Body
President Patricia Wallace's veto of a
bill giving the party $650 from Student
Wallace had said giving the party
Student Government funds was incon
sistent with the treasury laws and past
actions of the CGC.
Last month, the CGC's Finance
Committee voted not to allow the
judicial branch to transfer $50 from the
secretarial category of its budget to its
social category. The money was to be
used for a welcoming reception for the
Undergraduate Honor Court's new
judicial programs officer. The treasury
laws also prohibit spending Student
Government funds for parties, ban
quets, picnics, social events or entertain
ment, though the CGC is allowed to
The Yure Nmomma party is part of
Homecoming week activities. It is
sponsored by the Carolina Athletic
By GRANT PARSONS
UNC-CH has lost its voting rights in the UNC
Association of Student Governments because of
excessive absences, UNCASG President Todd
Campbell said Wednesday.
The UNCASG, composed of the 16 student body
presidents in the UNC system and two delegates from
each of the schools, stripped UNC-CH of voting rights
during its meeting last weekend in Charlotte.
"It's just a procedural thing," said Todd Campbell,
student body, president at Appalachain State
University. "It's an incentive to get people to go to
UNC-CH missed the two most recent meetings: one
held in September and one held last weekend in
Student Body President Patricia Wallace said she
was unable to attend the first conference and had
appointed a delegate to take her place. "Something
fell through, and he couldn't make it," she said.
She said she did not find out about the second
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Stun guns may become more popular
as a self defense weapon in the Triangle,
if sales continue at their present rate.
The Four Farms Co. in Raleigh has
sold over 100 stun guns to residents in
the Chapel Hill area within the past
month, said stun gun salesman Keith
Six hundred to 700 orders have been
placed within the Triangle, he said.
Most orders are made for women. Men
usually buy stun guns for their wives,
girlfriends or daughters.
The murder of UNC co-ed Sharon
Stewart has caused sales to increase,
especially for women between the ages
of 20 and 35, said Macy Burke, a
salesman for Davidson Law Enforce
ment (DLE), another stun gun
Burke said 50 to 60 orders were
placed in the past six months. In one
Nyangoro, is titled "The State and Economic Development
"This course is geared toward making sense of the two
different arguments concerning the state (government) of
Africa and its economic and political development,"
Nyangoro said in an interview Wednesday.
Since the colonial period, the African government has
"occupied a central position in determining the nature and
progress of economic development," Nyangoro said .
"However, in past decades, there has been a significant decline
in economic performance in African countries," he said.
Critics such as the World Bank and the International ,
Monetary Fund say this poor economic performance is
caused by the government's centrality, which makes it
incompetent to deal with the tasks of economic development,
he said. ,
"Others argue that the problem of the state of Africa goes
beyond simple incompetence of the bureaucracy," Nyangoro
The course will examine both sides of the argument.
These three courses will strenthen the study of Africa in
the curriculum, Palmer said. Other African courses offered
by the curriculum include two sections of Afri 40,
"Introduction to African Civilizations," which satisfies the
non-western historical perspective for both General College
and B.A. levels; Afri 64, "African Art and Culture," which
satisfies the B.A. level aesthetic perspective; and Afri 61,
The curriculum is also reintroducing an Afro-American
Studies course Afam 58, "The Civil Rights Movement"
which discusses the search for social justice in America
since the 1945 Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education
Supreme Court decision. The decision outlawed racial
segregation as an unequal way of organizing society. Harold
Woodard, who inaugurated the course four years ago, will
teach it, Palmer said.
Students who want more information about these and
the new courses can talk to the professors in the African
and Afro-American curriculum located in 401 Alumni Hall.
Association, Residence Hall Associa
tion, Campus Governing Council,
Granville Towers, Stow Residence
College, Morrison Residence College
and Scott Residence College. .
CGC Finance Committee Chairman
David Brady (Dist. 12) said he opposed
Wallace's veto but felt the Finance
Committee needed to be more
Bill Peaslee (Dist. 9), a member of
the Finance Committee, said the treas
ury laws were never used as a reason
for denying the judicial branch's
transfer of funds as Wallace claimed. ,
"At no time did anyone say anything
about the treasury laws," he said.
The judicial branch's request was
denied because the reception was for
a small group of people, but the Yure
Nmomma party is an all-campus event,
"Far more people will be served by
this party than the (Undergraduate
Court) picnic," he said. Those involved
in the picnic could have pitched in since
the cost would have come out to $1
to $2 per person Peaslee said.
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meeting until just before the conference and had
already made plans for Fall Break that couldn't be
"I feel really bad about it," Wallace said. "But these
things do happen."
In the first meeting, the members set their agenda
and discussed their purpose for the coming year,
During the second meeting, the UNCASG decided
where it would send the legislation it makes in the
coming months. A formal vote was taken and UNC
CH was not represented, he said.
"There was also a lengthy discussion of collegiate
athletics and where we would stand on it," Campbell
said. "But a formal vote was tabled until the next
Wallace said she had not been notified that UNC
CH had lost its voting rights. "Well, well have to
get them back, she said.
; "It's- kind of embarrassing,." Wallace said. "I feel
that our student government should play more of a
leadership role (in the UNCASG). We're closer,
shipment unit to DLE, there are about
500 stun guns.
According to both representatives
from the stun gun companies, the
devices operate on a nine-volt battery
or a rechargeable battery. The "price
ranges between $50 to $80 per stun gun.
Asst. N.C. attorney general Dale
Talbert said stun guns are not consi
dered firearms by law because they are
not barreled weapons with a powder
However, concealment of a stun gun
is a legal offense, said Talbert.. The
carrier must have the gun in plain view
by wearing the device on a belt, holster
or carrying it in hand.
The type of stun gun sold by the two-year-old
Four Farms Co. can deliver
a 40-thousand volt charge to the body,
Such a charge can cause temporary
paralysis and incapacitation with pain,
said the associate chief 'medical exa
miner for North Carolina.
"It could produce a fatal event," said
Dr. John Butts in a telephone interview.
Marguerite Arnold, a (reshman from Blowing Rock,
catching up on some reading outside Davis Libraiy
to be unpopular
Wallace said social expenditures for
small events had been approved in the
past, while expenditures for larger
events such as the Black Student
Movement's Coronation Ball had
"I can see the logic in funding the
Yure Nmomma party because it could
potentially reach the whole student
body, if your criterion is accessibility
to students," she said.
Peaslee said he opposed guidelines
for approving social spending because
they would cut out individual
judgement. - . :", ' ;; - ',; " ' : ' .;
- "We're elected representatives. Peo
ple have put the trust in us to find the
wisest way to spend money," he said.
"I like for a body of us to be decision
makers, not to be boxed in."
Wallace said a set of guidelines would
not have to be strict and inflexible any
more than would be necessary to
remove personal bias from the decision.
"We have by-laws which seem pretty
rigid, but they allow flexibility," she
CGC Speaker Wyatt Closs (Dist. 10)
"Abnormal heart rhythm could cause
a person to die."
Norman said a blue arc of electricity
is held in place between two electro
magnetic poles in the stun gun. Upon
activation, the arc will jump from a third
pole from inside the gun onto the
opposite, larger pole (person being
charged). The electricity will pass
through almost any type of clothing
A second type of stun gun called a
TASER actually discharges a barb
carrying the charge of electricity, said
Capt. Ralph Pendergraph of the Chapel
"This one, in my opinion, is a firearm
because it uses a projectile propelled by
a powder charge," Pendergraph said.
"The other one, the electrodes do not
use a projectile."
"We (Chapel Hill police) don't
advocate the procurement of this
weapon (any stun gun)," said Pender
graph. "Nor do we have any intentions
of acquiring them.
"It's the times more people want to
said he didn't think the argument that
the CGC was being inconsistent had any
"I think you're talking apples and
oranges," he said. "It's a value judge
ment in terms of figuring out what's
best for students."
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Closs said he would have preferred
Wallace voicing her opposition two
weeks ago when the bill was approved,
but was glad she didn't use another of
"Patricia could have pocket-vetoed
the thing on us," he said. "At least she
aired her views and gave the CGC time."
Wallace said she had not thought of
how the bill was inconsistent until after
it had passed.
Closs said he now was afraid of
students thinking the party was
"Something like this you hate to have
happen the day before the event," he
said. The party was never in jeopardy
since the Student Government money
was less than 20 percent of the total
budget and an emergency loan from
RHA had been arranged, he said.
physically, to the seats of power in Raleigh. It looks
bad on us.
It is a simple procedure for UNC-CH to get its
voting rights back, Campbell said in a telephone
interview. "All you have to do is to write a letter
explaining why the meetings were missed and
requesting that voting rights be reinstated," he said.
"I'm not as concerned with voting rights per se,
as I am with missing the meetings," Wallace said.
"That's worse." She said she would write the letter
to get UNC-CH's voting rights reinstated.
She also said she did not know why she had not
been told of the UNCASG decision and speculated
that the notice was held up in the mail.
The UNCASG was started in 1973 by UNC
President William C. Friday to discuss student issues
such as the recent tuition increase, Campbell said.
"It serves a dual role," he said. "With Friday, we're
in the advisory position, but we also sit with the Board
of Governors once a month."- w-,.,;.,-; .
The next meeting will be at the beginning of
November at UNC-CH, Campbell said.
buy something that makes them feel
safer," said Pendergraph.
Sgt. Ned Comar, Crime Prevention
Officer on the UNC campus said, "This
is something that falls in the cracks of
Comar advises extreme caution with
the possession of a stun gun. "To have
it would probably mean to use it," he
"I would recommend it," he said.
"And use it (stun gun) as a sword to
counter (the attacker's) every action."
Norman said in order to properly
deliver the charge, the stun gun must
make skin contact or be no more than
two inches away from the body. The
duration-of the charge should be about
one to two seconds. He said if the
duration is three to four seconds then
the attacker would be brought down.
According to Norman, the charge will
stun the recipient for five to 10 minutes
and cause disorientation and lack of
neuromuscular coordination. He said
no permanent tissue damage could
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