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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 101
Thursday, November 14, 1985
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By GUY LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
A group of 25 students meets every two weeks
to make decisions that can have direct effects on
all students. This same group can, in the name of
all students, issue resolutions and demand action
from the University administration, yet many
students remain unaware of what the group is.
The Campus Governing Council is UNC's version
of Congress, with student-elected members from
different districts representing the student body. But
interviews with students revealed a lack of
knowledge about what the CGC's power is.
Students were most aware of the CGC's function
of allocating Student Activities Fees to various
"The main thing the council does is decide where
the money goes, said Dean Davis, a sophomore
biology major from Mocksville.
About 18,000 students taking three or more hours
of classes pay Student Activities Fees. From each
undergraduate's fees, $11.50 per semester goes to
Student Government for allocation From gradu
ates fees, $9 per semester goes for allocation to
The allocation of funds often was the only CGC
power students knew. But even among students who
knew the CGC was in charge of funding student
organizations, no one was very sure how much
money was involved.
Susanne Slock, a sophomore from Rocky Mount;
said she thought the CGC allocated jp to $500,000.
Ken McPherson, a sophomore from Greensboro,
said the CGC controlled less than $10,000.
The CGC actually had about $185,000 to allocate
last spring. The Student Constitution provides for
another $300,000 in funding for other groups,
including the Carolina Union, the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation, WXYC and The
Daily Tar Heel.
Students generally were unsure what else the CGC
does besides allocate funds.
"I don't know what they do, I really don't," said
Hannah Martin, a sophomore from Raleigh. "It
seems like everything that goes on here is done by
CGC Speaker Wyatt Closs (Dist. 10) said one
reason students didn't perceive the CGC as doing
much was students weren't aware of the great
difference between student government at the high
school level and student government at UNC.
In high school, the student councils provide
services and events, while the CGC is more like g
a small town government that funds other groups
lo provide services, he said. :,..r
"It's still that student council concept, but it's
like 100 times larger," he added.
Some students also said they felt the CGC didn't
affect the everyday lives of students.
It's like a student council
but about 100 times larg
er a campus Congress
"They dont have that much impact on my life,"
said Danette Radeka, a sophomore from Greenville,
$lock said, "Their votes aren't going to have a
"The way we're able to amend and change the
laws of Student Government, . . . even though they
may not appear that direct, affects the students,"
he said. "It's not as tangible probably as having
a mixer, as far as student service goes."
David Brady (Dist. 12) said the CGC could issue
resolutions stating the student body's position on
anything from local to national issues.
"If anybody's going to affect the administration,
it's going to be the student body president . . . and
the CGC," he said.
Closs added, "We're supposedly representing their
(students') views, so if in some way we're not, they
should feel affected."
Closs said he thought a reason for the low
awareness about the CGC was because the race for
student body president received substantially more
coverage than any CGC race.
"If you give the student body president 20 times
more coverage than CGC, naturally you're going
to think the student body president is 20 times more
important than the CGC," he said. "The sad part
about it is, in a lot of cases, the CGC is the final
Several students said they thought awareness
about the CGC depended on how conscientious each
representative was about informing his or her
"I don't even know who our representative is,"
Radeka said. "You hear about them at voting time,
but you never hear about them later."
Some students expressed a feeling that Student
Government was an elite organization.
"A lot of them . . . (run for office) for the
experience they get," Slock said. She added that
she thought people in Student Government really
wanted to make changes, but that most probably
had a career in politics planned.
iA few students said they never had heard of the
'Paul Heath, a senior from Lakeland, Fla.;- said
he didn't know what the CGC was or what the
letters CGC stood for. He said he voted for student
body president in the spring elections, but he didn't
remember if he voted for a CGC representative.
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Kirstsn Nyrop and David Price at the 4th Congressional District forum Tuesday night
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By ANDY TRINCIA
State and National Editor
In the first forum between Democratic candidates
opposing incumbent Congressman Bill Cobey, R
N.C., for his 4th District seat, Kirsten Nyrop and
David Price agreed Tuesday night to a clean
campaign with the goal of electing the best candidate
in next May's primary.
The two candidates delivered opening statements
and addressed questions from an audience of about
75 students during the forum in the Student Union,
sponsored by UNC's Young Democrats. The other
two candidates in the campaign, Chapel Hill resident
and Raleigh attorney William "Woody" Webb and
N.C. Sen. Wilma Woodard, D-Wake, were
extended invitations to the forum but could not
attend on any date for the next month, said YD
President Jim Slaughter.
Nyrop, a Hillsborough resident and the former
executive director of the N.C. Technical Develop
ment Authority, said in her opening remarks that
the campaign was not only a struggle between
candidates, but a fight for the N.C. Democratic
uIn an important way, this primary is part of
a larger struggle for the Democratic Party," Nyrop
said, stressing her party's fundamental beliefs of
fairness, compassion and equal opportunity.
Nyrop said her campaign would appeal to people
of all ages, from college students to the elderly.
"My campaign will show that the Democratic
Party need not, and should not, turn its back on
old voters," she said. MI want to show that the
Democratic Party can change and become strong
again." . -
Price, a Duke University political science
professor and former N.C. Democratic Party
chairman, said in his opening statement that next
year would give the Democrats an excellent chance
to win back the seat held by first-term Congressman
Cobey, who completed the Republican sweep of
the state last November with victories by President
Reagan, Sen. Jesse Helms and Gov. Jim Martin.
"We have a golden opportunity next year for
forward, decent-looking politics in this state," Price
said. "North Carolina is a state that everyone will
be watching. We need to nominate the right kind
of candidate to go into the general election with
a full head of steam."
Price promised to combat the widespread
problem of illiteracy and to help all families afford
"Ill be working to draw young people into
education," he said. "Ill make sure that a college
education doesn't get in the way of low- and middle
income families. I also want to do something about
illiteracy, which is rampant in this country."
Both candidates said they did not want to see
a repeat of last year's negative TV campaign ads.
The pair also agreed on supporting affirmative
action plans and said they would halt funding to
the contras in Nicaragua.
Nyrop and Price did, however, disagree on the
one issue U.S. investments in South Africa.
Nyrop said she favored gradual action toward the
troubled nation, while Price said its apartheid policy
deserved the withdrawal of all U.S. investments.
"I feel we should not break off all relations with
South Africa, but we need to take some steps to
say; 'We mean business,' " Nyrop said. "Eventually,
we can use economic pressure to put some sense
into the heads of the South African governmient."
Price said, "If I were on the Board of Trustees
of this university or any other, I would cast my
vote to divest from businesses in South Africa."
By LINDA MONTANARI
This year's Human Rights Week,
"For the Love of People," will kick off
Sunday with a dance performance and
a keynote speech by former North
Dakota senator George McGovera.
McGovern, head of the Committee
for Common Sense in Washington,
D.C., and a known advocate of human
rights, will speak at 8 p.m. in Memorial
Tom Wicker, an associate editor and
columnist for the New York Times, will
close the week's activities Thursday with
a speech'at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Human Rights Week will attempt to
increase awareness of human rights
abuses in various areas and encourage
involvement in volunteer groups to
alleviate these problems.
"The idea is what we can do to help
humanity and what we as people can
do to help ourselves," said David
Schnorrenberg, co-chairman of the
Campus Y's committee for Human
The events are being sponsored by
the Campus Y, the Carolina Union, the
Division of Student Affairs, the Frank
Porter Graham Fund, the office of
international programs, the office of the
provost, the UNC General Administra
tion, six University departments and
three curricula. Schnorrenberg and
Addison Sweeney were selected as co
chairmen in the spring.
Schnorrenberg said most of the
summer was spent deciding what
themes should guide the organization
of programs and speakers.
Health and human rights, group and
individual rights, international topics
and freedom of expression were decided
upon. Each sponsored activity will fall
under one of these categories.
The first part of this semester was
spent visiting department heads to
appeal for funds to sponsor speakers,
Schnorrenberg said. Speakers were
solicited through letters and speakers
bureaus he said. .
'Z ; ; TKe Campus T lfalslriveriTd present
events in an unbiased way this year, he
said, and has involved more groups,
such as the College Republicans.
"We're trying very hard this year to
get presentations of both sides of an
issue," he said. "Some people still may
feel that we haven't done a good enough
job, but each year, we're getting better."
There is a tendency for people to
think of human rights abuses in terms
of grave international problems, when
many are much more local, Schnorren
"People often think of an interna
tional picture of very strong political
and social turmoil," he said.
"Child abuse, date and acquaintance
rape (are) things that might affect the
Health-related presentations will
treat such topics as euthanasia, world
hunger, aids, suicide and abortion.
The death penalty, affirmative action,
sexism, unemployment and other issues
will be discussed in connection with
group and individual rights.
The international topics category will
include programs on the United
Nations, the arms race, sanctuary, the
Ethiopian crisis, Nicaragua and South
Africa, among others.
Free speech, and the image of women
in advertising are two of the presenta
tions taking place on Thursday, Free
dom of Expression day.
Schnorrenberg and Sweeney said a
major event would be the candlelight
vigil following the Wednesday night
discussion of South Africa.
Students will march from Carroll
Hall to Silent Sam to show their love
for other people, Schnorrenberg said.
"A thing that is important is that
people at least get a chance to see what's
out there," Sweeney said. "We're not
asking that people come away con-'
verted or remodeled."
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By DENtSE JOHNSON '
Staff Writer j .
Unpredictable construction schedules and a lack of specific
design have slowed construction in the Student Union, said
Howard Henry, Union director.
The $150,000 remodeling project will be finished by the
end of spring semester, Henry said. ,
The proposed changes are already under way, he said.
The first-floor vending machines have been moved into the
old Fastbreak area to reserve space for the Black Cultural
Center, he said.
A wide-screen television and some chairs also have been
moved into the old Fastbreak area, he said.
This area has been designated as a multiple-use area for
programs," Henry said. "YouH find it used for the Campus
Y bazaar and programming before the soaps start (in the
"(Right now), the furniture is for cats and dogs. (But)
even as it is, it stays populated."
Walt Boyle, Carolina Union president and chairman of
the Carolina Union Board of Directors, said he was pleased
with the proposed renovations but dissatisfied with the
slowness of the project.
"I'm looking forward to the renovations, but unfortunately
IH be an alumnus before they will happen," Boyle said.
"The renovations are great. There are some nice changes
coming," he said. "It's just a shame that with priorities the
University must establish that the changes are slow in coming.
"A lot of renovations are long-term changes," he said.
"The Physical Plant (in charge of University construction)
puts a higher priority on academics, so it seems that student
welfare and comfort are secondary." .
These changes are badly needed by the students, Boyle
"I don't believe . . . (the Union) has had any adequate
lounge areas other than gallery space," he said. "(This) is
best exemplified by the fact that students go to the graduate
library to sit and socialize comfortably because you don't
have the atmosphere conducive to that in the Union.
"I think . . . (the present Union) has the atmosphere of
a bus station," he said.
Boyle said students needed to know that their voices could
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Council discusses cemmeieiry p&ddng
By WAYNE GRIMSLEY
Parking in a town cemetery on the UNC campus during
home football games "should be prevented, the Chapel
Hill Town Council told the town manager Tuesday night.
The council was addressing a letter from Mary Arthur
Stoudemire, president of the Chapel Hill Preservation
Society, which said she was sickened to see cars parked
on the grave sites of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery during
Saturday's game between UNC and Clemson.
"Well over 100 cars were parked in this cemetery, some
on the lanes but mostly on grave plots and graves," she
Chapel Hill police planner Keith Lohmann said about
30 cars were parked in the cemetery during the Clemson
game. On Oct. 26, several cars were in the cemetery during
the Florida State game, he added.
Council member R.D. Smith also condemned the
cemetery parking. "When I read about this, my blood
began to boil . , . just to think that people would do
such a low-down thing as to desecrate a cemetery," he
Smith recommended that two or three chains and a
cable be put at each cemetery entrance.
The council directed Town Manager David Taylor to
take any steps necessary to prevent this parking from
Also, the council approved a 55-lot subdivision east
of Franklin Street. The Franklin Hills plans were passed
without connecting Lone Pine Road to Franklin Street,
which several area residents petitioned to stop.
"Our street was not designed to be part of an integrated
traffic network," one resident said. Another resident
mentioned that the long steep hills would not be safe
for more traffic.
Council member Nancy Preston agreed. "It is
tremendously dangerous to connect the roads the way
it is now," she said.
The council passed a resolution restricting traffic on
the alleys connecting Franklin Street with the area for
the proposed Rosemary Square shopping hotel complex.
They also agreed to have the Fraser-Morrow Co., who
is jointly developing the complex with the town, handle
trash collection while construction occurs.
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