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The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, September 9, 19863
dentists ume alcohol testim.'
Oy MELODY CREECH
American businesses should be
more concerned with regulating
alcohol use in the office rather than
worrying about the use of other
drugs that are harder to test for, say
two UNC pharmacy and pathology
According to an article in Mon
day's New York Times, more than
30 percent of the nation's Fortune
500 companies already have some
form of mandatory test for drugs.
Most of the companies test for
marijuana, cocaine, PCP, amphe
tamines, barbiturates and Valium.
Few, if any, test for alcohol abuse.
But the scientists feel that more
needs to be done about alcohol in
the workplace. In America, 100
deaths were directly related to
alcohol and around 3,000 indirectly
Elections set for open seats
By RACHEL ORR
Elections to fill Student Con
gress vacancies are scheduled for
Oct. 7 in accordance to Election
Board by-laws, although this date
contradicts student government's
constitution, said Student Con
gress Speaker Jaye Sitton
The constitution says vacancies
are to be filled by a special
election, called by the student
body president, between 15 and
30 days after the vacancy.
However, Election Board by
laws state, 44 A general election to
fill any campus-wide offices or
(Student Congress) seats vacated
since the spring elections shall be
held on the first Tuesday in
Since spring semester two
representatives have graduated,
Brad Torgan, Dist. 4, and Kari
Trumbull, Dist. 17, and two have
moved out of their elected dis
tricts, Lane Matthews, Dist. 14
and Todd Patton, Dist. 18. Dis
tricts 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9 have seats
left unfilled from the spring
"The way I see it, the intent
of the election laws is to fill all
seats the first Tuesday in
October," Sitton said. I feel like
(following the election laws) is the
best policy. What needs to be
changed is the constitution."
Sitton said past congresses
have followed Election Board by
laws in filling vacancies, and that
an earlier date would have placed
too much pressure on Elections
Board Chairman Steve Lisk.
"I think it's unreasonable to
expect the elections board to
Carmichael faults to be fixed
By LIZ SAYLOR
Any new building will have its
problems, and Carmichael Resi
dence Hall, which opened for the
first time this fall, is no exception,
said Jeff Cannon, area director.
"As it is now, we have an $8
million building," Cannon said. "In
order to keep costs down and the
rent reasonable, we're cutting back
on some things, such as ceiling tiles."
Cannon said the first-floor rooms
needed tiles because they are up to
20 feet high. First-floor resident Pam
Morgan, a sophomore, said she
arrived to a room without ceiling
tiles. Eventually, she said, she did get
"They said the ceiling would fall
out if they put in an overhead light,"
Morgan said. She and other resi
dents said they wished the dormi
tories had more lights.
"Our situation is now everything
is under warranty, and the contrac
tors should be doing the work,"
Cannon said. "The (housing depart
ment) is doing mainly repair work
Cannon said he had ordered towel
racks and mirrors for suite bathroom
doors, but they have not come in
yet. He said there will be no mirrors
alumni affairs for the UNC Alumni
Association. Dibbert worked for
Bowles as an administrative assistant
while Bowles was a state legislator.
All four of Bowles' children
attended UNC, Dibbert said.
"He was very excited and proud
of the achievement associated with
the basketball program," Dibbert
said. "He was always a great bas
Williamson said that last January
Bowles came to see the Smith Center
before its official opening. "He came
over the Tuesday before the Duke
game, even though he couldn't stay
off his respirator for more than an
"They drove him up to the
entrance by the team's bench and
wheeled him in," he said. "I'm
crushed I didn't have someone to
take a picture of. his face when he
looked up from his wheelchair at that
blue arena. He just grinned from ear
"The University and the state and
all of us will certainly miss him,"
related to alcohol in the past year,
according to Arthur J. McBay, a
professor in the UNC School of
Pharmacy, and the chief toxicologist
with the state medical examiners
"Alcohol is not even in the same
league with other drugs," said
Most drug tests are done in two
parts: a screening test to detect the
use of abusive drugs, and a confir
matory test. But according to Page
Hudson, professor of pathology at
UNC and an associate of McBay 's,
many tests are flawed and have poor
Testing for drugs can also become
very expensive. While most screen
ing tests are relatively inexpensive,
starting at $2, confirmatory tests are
much more costly, $50 and up.
According to Hudson, a single test
properly conduct an election that
early in the year," she said.
Student Body President Bryan
Hassel said he didn't request an
earlier elections date because he
felt the elections board wasn't
organized and the laws regarding
special elections were ambiguous.
The constitution has lots of
things that contradict the by
laws," Hassel said. "We're trying
to get those things fixed."
Sitton said the only way to alter
the constitution was for students
to vote in favor of a referendum
Putting a referendum on the
October ballot would be prema
ture because Student Congress is
working on a revised version of
the election board by-laws, Sitton
said. However, she said a refer
endum changing the constitution
to match the election rules will
probably be put on the spring
Lisk said applications for posi
tions on the elections board are
due today, and that he probably
will have chosen his board
members by next week.
Although the board is not set
up yet, Lisk said he anticipated
no problems in organizing the
Oct. 7 election.
Petitions for candidates will be
available by Sept. 16, he said, and
the board will be recruiting poll
workers for the election.
Sitton said she had not yet
received letters of resignation
from Matthews or Patton, but she
anticipated Matthew's resigna
tion soon. Patton plans to seek
a seat on the congress from
another district during October
elections, she said.
in the individual rooms.
Junior Kimberly McCarty, Mor
gan's roommate, said the housing
department did try to get everything
"When I used the shower, and the
pipes hadn't been rinsed out yet, I
got all this white stuff in my hair,"
she said. "They (housing officials)
x said, 4Calm down. They were very
nice about it. They just should have
had it ready before we got here."
Cannon said his biggest concern
was with the faulty air-conditioning
system. Carmichael is the only
residence hall with central air, he
said. Cobb, which also is air
conditioned, has window units.
"So far, weVe had to replace 70
thermostats," Cannon said. "During
fall break well go through and install
The laundry room is scheduled to
open today, according to personnel
from the University Laundry service.
Cannon did not know why its
opening was delayed.
Roommates Laura Sterns and
Margaret Sullivan still have no
phone. At first, they said, they just
had a hole in their wall. Now wires
fill the hole, though they don't know
when those were put in.
"WeVe been at school three weeks
with no phone," Sterns said. "It's
"People have said the University
is responsible," Sullivan said. "Oth
ers say Southern Bell is. We don't
know when well get a phone. And
they don't have pay phones
University Square Chapel Hill 967-8935
lor marijuana can cost $100 and
retests are $50.
On the other hand, a person's
breath can be tested for alcohol
inexpensively, for about $1 per test.
Other tests, including urine or blood
samples, are also available.
The fact that alcohol is a legal drug
could be the reason businesses are
not testing for it, Hudson said,
though "that is not a rational, nor
The two scientists said random
drug testing had been widely pub
licized as helping to solve the drug
But if a business is going to test
for other drugs, they added, it should
also test for alcohol. Reminders of
alcohol problems and tests for
alcohol in the work place can keep
businesses aware of the drug's effect,
UNC graduate convicted
By SHEILA SIMMONS
A Chapel Hill district criminal
court judge Thursday sentenced a
1986 UNC graduate to three years
probation after he was convicted for
making threatening and harassing
Lacy Henry Bryant, 22, of 1 1 Estes
Park in Carrboro, was given misde
meanor charges for reportedly cal
ling 70 female Chapel Hill and
Student advocacy group
By TERESA KRIEGSMAN
Students for a Student Voice, the
student group formed last fall to
protest the firing of Campus Y
Associate Director George Gamble,
has disbanded, according to spokes
UNC-system body presidents
go to D.C. to protest aid delays
By NANCY HARRINGTON
Student body presidents of the 16
member UNC system will be in
Washington Thursday and Friday to
lobby Congress to repeal a measure
that has caused delays in financial
The presidents hope to meet with
Secretary of Education William
Bennett and N.C. Sens. Jesse Helms
and James Broyhill on the Sept. 1 1
12 trip, which they hope will help
reverse the measure that Congress
passed in April.
The measure adds an extra step
to the guaranteed student loan
process. It also requires that a
student apply for financial aid on a
federal level even if the student is
Students must also go through a
verification process which includes
proof of parental income, number
of family members and student
income. At UNC, almost 1800
students did not receive their finan
cial aid on time, according to
Eleanor S. Morris, director of
UNC CH Student Body Presi
dent Bryan Hassel expects the trip
to be a success, especially with the
past success the UNC Association of
Student Governments has had with
other student issues such as challeng
ing the tuition increase for in-state
"A lot of people want students to
get financial aid," he said, "and a
lot of people don't like bureaucracy,
so we're hoping that they will be
favorable to us."
Gary Mauney, president of
UNCASG and student body pres
ident of N.C. State University, said
the new measure had done more
harm than good to the people who
really depend on financial aid.
"On a lot of campuses, students
may not receive their financial aid
until November," he said. "At N.C.
State, for example, over half of the
students are living off-campus and
must use their financial aid to pay
apartment rent and phone
David Brown, student body pres
ident at UNC-Greensboro, said the
measure is supposed to make sure
that the most deserving people
receive financial aid, but thus far it's
only causing more paperwork. "The
government is trying to get rid of
BCC director's dimities to be set
By JEAN LUTES
Assistant University Editor
A draft of a job description for
the director of the Black Cultural
Center will be discussed at a BCC
Planning Committee meeting
Wednesday, Donald Boulton,
vice chancellor and dean of
Student Affairs, said Monday.
The job description was formed
by several BCC Planning Com
mittee members this summer,
The search for a director to
guide the development of the
Center will begin after the com
mittee approves the job descrip
tion draft, Boulton said.
"Nobody's approved anything
Boulton said the University
hoped to have a director by
Carrboro residents and threatening
bodily harm, Chapel Hill Police Lt.
Arthur Summey said Monday.
Although Bryant denied calling
any particular kind of female, police
noticed a pattern of calls to female
graduate students from the UNC
School of Medicine and the School
of Law, Summey said.
The calls were made between 12
and 4 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday nights, Summey said
man John Giragos.
Although SSV failed to get Gam
ble permanently reinstated, the
group succeeded in changing the
campus atmosphere by showing that
students were concerned with the
administration's actions, Giragos
bureaucracy," he said. "However, the
law is made in such a way that it
is not achieving its goal."
Brown said that the verification
process "is taking such a long time
that financial aid recipients may have
to sit out a semester or wait in limbo
for results. We're going up there to
let our congressmen know that we're
Mauney said another reason they
plan to lobby is the pressure that
delays have put on schools with high
At those schools, over 80 percent
of their students may receive some
type of financial aid, he said. Larger
campuses may be able to let the
students hold off on their payments,
but it may be impossible for smaller
"Someone has to say something
to get this stopped," he said.
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Eric Walker, Black Student
Movement vice president, said the
committee would discuss the
director's job description and
outline steps to obtain a director.
"Everything is still up in the air
all that is definite is the space
and that there will be a Black
Cultural Center," he said.
The BCC director will be in
charge of the overall operation of
the Center, according to the job
description draft released by
UNC's Division of Student
The director's responsibilities
will include guiding the develop
ment of specific programs, coor
dinating them with other Univer
sity departments and student
of harassment by phone
Police arrested the Elizabethtown
native at his home in Carrboro at
about 10:30 a.m. July 17, 1986.
Summey declined to say how
police determined that Bryant was
Bryant received a suspended two
year sentence and was assigned to
report to the Orange County Jail
every weekend between Sept. 5, 1986
and Aug. 30, 1987, according to
Chapel Hill clerk Carnetta Swann.
Giragos added that SSV's role as
a student advocacy group had been
taken over by the executive branch
of student government.
"Student government is a much
better student advocate than SSV
was or ever could have been,"
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Also, the director will select,
supervise and evaluate the Cen
ter's staff and submit progress
reports to the Office of the Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs.
A black artist-in-residence
program, distinguished black
alumni recognition, an Afro
American reading collection, and
a student information and referral
service are among the proposed
BCC programs the director will
William Small, assistant dean
of the School of Public Health
and Planning Committee
member, said the committee was
trying to connect the BCC to
other University programs.
The court also ordered Bryant to
tour a prison maintained by the
Department of Corrections and to
pay court fees and a $780 jailing fee,
Bryant must report to a psychi
atrist in October to be assessed for
mental problems, Summey said.
Pat Dezine, Orange County Dis
trict Attorney, was prosecutor for
Former SSV members still are
interested in the findings of the
student-faculty panei reviewing the
Division of Student Affairs self
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