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Weather 0 iTti Today: Mostly sunny. High 75. Low 49. Weekend: Clear Saturday, turning partly cloudy Sunday. High in the 70s. Low in the 40s. Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel Serving the students and the University community since 1893 VJWIG FM-CO to brooclecct OotuFcIoy'Q : laerosso game UNC vs John Hopkins 1:45p.m. Volume 94, Issue 28 Friday, April 4, 1986 Chapel Kill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 V; V ' , , I tfARX ft' 1 ft S 1 V K- : " " - V , ' ' .... 'X A', - , ..... . . j 111 X !:: " - ,Vs . .V.-. .'. . .'..V.-.V.1 .W."XU" .-.v..' . . .-.Vj . A' . ,:' .'-T.'f ::.v.;'-.- . . .v. .v.- - in. iaF(Qi m torn O dlnv 1 u.' j-i.ysi-ii yi Will U-!- u, . v ..w w. .. ; i A. 4 H 0 '-4 . " 5 - VI :.-V 1 II 4' V DTHDan Charlson Violent drama Bodies (above) lie strewn all over the quad after the mock police attack on the funeral marchers staged by the Tin DrumTheatre. The 'mourners' (left) carry a casket draped with the flag of black South Africa to a symbolic gravesite near the shanties. See related stories on page 3. By JO FLEISCHER Staff Writer If the issue of full divestment comes to a vote during today's UNC Endow ment Board meeting, it will probably not be passed by the board, according to one Endowment Board member. The meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Carolina Room of the Carolina Inn. "It doesn't matter what other univer sities are doing," board member Robert C. Eubanks said in a telephone inter view Thursday. "At UNC, we have always been leaders not followers." Eubanks and other Endowment Board members said they would discuss both the recent student demonstrations and "what's best for Carolina" when considering during the meeting UNC's full divestiture from companies doing business in South Africa. Representatives of the UNC Anti Apartheid Support Group, the College Republicans and Students for America will give their positions before the board decides whether to divest of all financial holdings in South Africa, according to Student Body President Bryan Hassel. Endowment Board member George R. Ragsdale said the board had to take many things into consideration before making a decision on divestment. "We have to consider what is best for Carolina its faculty, students and university community, all of which benefit from the endowment funds," Ragsdale said. "We have to be careful of how we conduct ourselves, so that others will contribute money in the future and we need it badly," Ragsdale said. Endowment Board member Earl N. Phillips Jr. said Thursday he thought the meeting was called in response to the anti-apartheid group's shanties and the College Republican and SFA's "Berlin wall" constructed recently in the quad. "It certainly is an accelerated timet able," he said. "It's not a regularly scheduled meeting; the board usually meets quarterly." "We're looking forward to making a decision we can all live with, and then move on," Phillips said. Eubanks said the board had a large responsibility in the way it maintained the endowment funds, and it should not succumb to outside pressures. Eubanks said he felt that the situation in South Africa needed to change, but he said American corporations should not be forced to abandon the country. "If there is any way to change the situation there, I support it," he said. "But divestiture is not that way. I admire the students' concerns, and hope my own children will one day have that type of concern. "It's just a question of how to bring about that change," he said. Eubanks said that as an investment counselor he had clients who asked that their investments not be made in companies involved in tobacco, liquor and entertainment. "It gets to the point where there's no alternative," he said. "The endowment money is there so we can provide excellent facilities and professors for the students. "We all love UNC, and we all want to better mankind, but we have to sit down and come up with a solution that's more permanent and more creative," See ENDOWMENT page 5 DTHDan Charlson By TOBY MOORE Staff Writer Members of the Anti-Apartheid Support Group vowed to remain in their shanties "indefinitely" unless the University Endowment Board votes for divestment in its Friday meeting. Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham III has given the group a deadline of 7 a.m. Monday for dismantling the shanties, regardless of the board's decision. Laura Azar, a group member, said the group would stay in the shanties unless the board votes to divest the $8.8 million the University has invested in companies that do business in South Africa. : - ' -. - . "Some members will be arrested," she said, adding that although the group would not resist arrest, "they will have to remove us." Azar said the group had no plans for disbanding, even if the University divests. She said they hoped to remain organized in order to help other universities work' toward divestment. . The "Berlin wall" constructed Mon day by the UNC College Republicans and Students for America will be taken down by Monday morning, said Allen Taylor, former vice chairman of the College Republicans. "We will, follow the Chancellor's instructions," said Taylor, who met with Fordham Wednesday afternoon. "We're not planning to leave them up," he said, adding that the wall had achieved its goal of showing that there is another side of the divestment issue. He quoted Fordham as saying that University Police and workers would be prepared to take down the structures. Anti-apartheid group members denied they were "professionally trained to resist arrest," an allegation that has been made by Taylor and other College Republicans. "As secretary of the Anti-Apartheid Support Group, I can assure you that no members are professionally trained to resist arrest," said Eric Walker. Walker said the group had no plans to physically resist any security officers, although the members are prepared to be arrested if workers attempt to tear down the shanties. In a related story, the group members recently learned that the University's endowment funds being protested are larger than the $5.7 million they originally thought. i"; As. of January 31, the University had $8.8 million of the $92 million total endowment invested in companies that do business in South Africa, said Wayne R. Jones, associate vice chancellor of finance. 'Polk suspect ATHENS, Greece (AP) Police are hunting for an Arab woman suspected of planting the bomb that exploded on a TWA jetliner over southern Greece, killing four Americans, police sources said Thursday. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a woman called May Elias Mansur, a known terrorist, flew on the TWA Boeing 727 from Cairo to Athens Wednesday morning. The plane went on to Rome, and the bomb exploded during its return flight from Rome to Athens Wednesday afternoon. In Rome, Italian Interior Minister Oscar Luigi Scalfaro said, "It is certain that a suspect person, who is on file as a terrorist, got on in Cairo and got off in Athens, occupying in the airplane the exact seat where the explosion occurred." On Thursday night the Italian news agency ANSA quoted unidentified Italian investigators in contact with Greek authorities as confirming that the suspect was believed to have boarded with a Lebanese passport in the name of May Mansur. ANSA said she may have boarded a Middle East Airlines flight to Beirut shortly after arriving in Athens. From his California ranch, President Reagan said Thursday he has not ruled out anyone, including Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, as responsible for the bombing. "Although a group calling itself the Arab Revolutionary Cell has claimed responsibility, we have not ruled out any terrorist group, organization, move ment or individual as a potential suspect," Reagan said in a statement issued through his spokesman, Larry Speakes. Khadafy has disavowed the bombing, and the attack was blamed variously on two terrorists, Abu Nidal and Abu Moussa, as well as the Arab Revolu tionary Cell, an obscure Palestinian group that telephoned a western news agency in Beirut to claim responsibility. Federal Aviation Administration experts in explosives and security have arrived in Italy and Greece and are investigating the bombing, said White House spokesman Larry Speakes. Despite the attack, which killed four passengers and injured nine others, the United States is not issuing any inter national travelers' advisories, Speakes said. $rald5pgto cost 3 parking spaces By MARIA HAREN Staff Writer University students, faculty and employees will be minus 200 to 300 total parking spaces in the next academic year mainly because of on campus construction, said a traffic office official Wednesday. Mary Clayton, director of transpor tation, said that during the last four to five years smaller construction sites, including the new chemistry and the new computer sciences buildings, have consumed about 600 parking spaces. This building abundance has resulted in higher parking permit prices, she said, with the money going to the upkeep and improvements of existing lots mainly because potential on-campus parking lots are nonexistent. According to the 1986 traffic prop osal, effective July 1, student permits for various zones would jump any where from $9 to $27 more per space compared to 1985 parking figures. Faculty parking increases range from $12 to $60 more for a specific zone. The highest student permit costs $99, while the costliest facultv permit is $160. "We attempt to appropriately price parking," Clayton said. "Some people have said we should be charging $500 a space . . . but we are looking at more incremental jumps." Clayton said the price was subsid ized; the student did not pay the real cost of a space. One parking space, including building and maintenance, . she said, costs $1,000. The price really boils down to the available parking cut by construction, Clayton said. "The sad truth is, we just don't have any more room for parking. Ten to 15 years ago, there was obvious vacant space. Now weVe reached the boundary." But in the last boundary, South Campus, no space exists, Clayton said. In fact, South Campus construction is gobbling up much of the available parking. Clayton listed current build ing sites and other proposals: Rosenau parking lot, consisting of 180 faculty spaces, will revert to building space for the addition of more public health buildings. "Rosenau has the biggest immediate impact," Clay ton said. "We know we're going to lose those spaces." A new Biotechnology building, being constructed in the Mitchell parking lot, will consume 60 to 70 student, faculty and employee spaces. Between Morrison dormitory and the water tower, 70 to 80 spaces will be covered by the new Security Services building, which will house the traffice office. "More than likely the student (parking spaces) will be transferred to Craige, and the employees will go to the fringe lots," Clayton said. Two proposed buildings, an Ambulatory Care building, and a Musculoskeletal Diseases Center and Alcohol Studies Center, will occupy an undetermined South Campus parking area. Gravely parking lot on South Campus, lot C-3, will be covered by an addition to the Radiation Oncol ogy Facility. Carmichael dorm will add pres sure on the parking lots of South Stadium Drive in front of Parker and Teague dorms, Clayton said. Those lots are occupied by employees and students. "Parking there is already a problem," she said. Because of the fewer spaces, car owners must be relocated to other lots; some will go to nearby lots, while others will park at the fringe lots at Airport Road, Manning Drive and the SAC, Clayton said. Besides costing $4 per year for parking, the fringe lots will become more attractive to permit holders, Clayton said, if plans for a shuttle system to the P lot. Airport Road, are developed. Added lighting, improved security measures and more accessible bus shelters are also being considered at the Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, the F lot, and Manning Drive, the FR lot, she said. All this costs money. Despite the higher permit costs, Clayton said: "We feel like we've met a significant number of student needs." Students, she said, are more likely to get a parking place near their living place than faculty are to their work place. "We meet about 15 percent of student permits," she said. Although about 1 1,000 total spaces are available, a permit pool of more than 13,000 exists, she said, making the most of each space. "Because of the morning and evening permit holders, for example, three users are occupying that one space, but at different times," she said. Clayton said the SAC would not take away student parking, although to the University "athletics is impor tant; permit parking isn't ... that's just a fact of life." A possible parking deck at the SAC is being discussed, Clayton said. "Decking the SAC is a very real possibility, at $5,000 a space." Because of the S AC's drawing power, Clayton said, decking at South Campus was more reasonable than on North Campus or at the Airport Road lot. Other parking alternatives are being proposed, such as a 40 space expan-r sion of S-3, the Law School parking lot, Clayton said, and 100 added spaces at F lot. It may even come to the point, she said, where all new growth could be in the fringe lots Vei's&Hil mattioF to talis oimdlMly at SymposStuim torn glut By JEAN LUTES Staff Writer Are you in the mood to listen to a writer whose 30-year career has included writing for "Star Trek" and traveling with the Rolling Stones? How about a writer who says he has always known there was greatness within him? Or one who recently received threats on his life from a bag lady? Harlan Ellison, all of the above, will be on hand tonight at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall to share some of what he called the "wild and wonderful experiences" of his life. Ellison, who has written 42 books, over 1 ,000 stories, essays, and newspaper columns, and numerous teleplays and motion pictures, will be giving his presentation as a part of Carolina Symposium 1986. In "Medea: Harlan's World," Ellison's latest published work, he created an imaginary planet system along with a crew of writers. He also served as the creative consultant for the television scries. "The Twilight Zone," until he resigned last November because of network censorship. Ellison, when first telephoned Tuesday, said he was too busy watching "Police Academy 2" to talk further. When called back Wednesday, he said, "I do what Mark Twain or Will Rogers did I just ramble." And ramble is what Ellison did Wednesday. "In my books and in the introductions to my stories I tell absolutely everything," he, said. "I know very well if I conceal nothing no one can ever blackmail me, and most important I can't blackmail myself." Ellison said he always answers questions completely, no matter what anyone asks. "If someone asks me how many times I've played with myself in the past three days, IH tell them." The four-times married writer said he has led an adventurous life. "I probably won't do marriage again," he said. "1 don't do it very well. I'm erratic." Ellison said two weeks ago he had to chase a bag ladv who threatened to kill him awav from his garage with a baseball bat. He said the woman, who was "a friend of a friend," had been circling around the house smoking cigarettes. : "She was a pathetic creature, but 1 had to get rid of her," he said. Ellison said he had realized most of his personal dreams, but still wanted to finish a few novels and climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. "There's almost nothing I haven't done," he said. "I do what I want and go where 1 want." He said he had associated with the best and the brightest people. Ellison said he had always wanted to be a writer, although he had worked at many other jobs throughout his life. At different times, he was a bricklayer, a stand-up comedian, a race car driver and a tuna fisherman. When he was 14 years old, he said, he drove a dynamite truck in Shelby, N.C. "1 always knew there was greatness in me," he said. "I knew whatever I turned to I would succeed in because I had the need to. "1 can't ice skate and 1 can't paint, but anything I tried to do seriously I did real well." Ellison said most people think they can write, but very few have the determination and dedication to succeed as writers. "They come up to you at cocktail parties and say they could write a bestseller but they don't have the time," he said. Writing is hard physical labor, he said, and requires long hours of enforced loneliness in front of a typewriter. "The best you can hope for every time is to win the race with yourself, to beat what you've done before." Ellison said a desire for money was never a reason for writing. "I write for myself," he said. "I really don't give a damn what anyone else thinks. "Somebody who wants to make money should be an electrician or a plumber, which is noble," he said. "When your toilet's backed up, you dont want Dostoevsky to come fix it, you want a plumber." Everything has a social message, he said. "I write in hopes that what I write will make it a better world," he said, and all writers feel a little bit like Zorro. Ellison said every writer wanted to be remembered to leave something for posterity. He said any writer who denied that was lying through his teeth. "The sun starts to glow in my stomach," he said, when young writers come up to him and say that he has influenced their writing. Ellison said he writes about reality. "What I do is write about the received world," he said. "1 take the mirror of reality and turn it slightly." "There's a difference between having an idea and a story," he said. "It's what you do with it." He said a bad day for him was one when he wasn't able to write and everything he did from the moment he got up in the morning affected his writing in some way. "I'm not a great speaker or an expert," he said. "I'm just a writer and I can just report what I see." "They're very funny lectures," he said. Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. Andre Gide

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